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Jefferson's stand gives Essex edge

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Chatty cliches when it's all white on the night

`Of course, there hasn't really been another winter quite like the one we had in 1963...'

FASHION: DEAR ANNIE...

Please help. I have been invited to Cornwall for the Millennium festivities and I am looking for a pair of fleece trousers to keep me warm on all those bracing, hangover- shifting walks. Hawkshead had the perfect pair but has sold out. I am 5ft 2in and size 8-10 so men's trousers won't do. Ideally in blue or black.

Man loses appeal over hammer killing of woman

THE FAMILY of a labourer convicted of battering an elderly woman to death vowed to take the case to the House of Lords yesterday after the Court of Appeal rejected claims that his conviction was unsafe.

Real Clothes: Like a virgin

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Football: Keeper of values slips on golden gloves: THE INTERVIEW NEVILLE SOUTHALL

The man safeguarding Torquay's FA Cup interests knows all about life at the top and bottom.

Skiing: How to Wear it

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The Knack

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Letter: Ssh, pike for tea

KEITH ELLIOTT, commenting on UK National Fishing Week ("Fish may not be very bright, but as for fishermen...", 22 August), writes: "... roach, perch, pike, carp, chub, tench, bream and sticklebacks. All are inedible. Try a chub if you don't believe me. Oven gloves taste better."

Portrait: Lipman's test

Her mother's idea of good taste was to wear a green dress with eyeshadow to match. But today Maureen Lipman wears clothes with elegant ease (even if she can't resist the odd chicken costume)

Fashion: Urban jungle

Tuxedo-style jackets, chessboard T-shirts, leopard-print vests and fingerless leather gloves - the sharpest men's clothes combine simple cuts and flashy prints. To dress up, add a trilby; to dress down, a pair of plimsolls

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