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Model's boyfriend jailed for her murder

THE JEALOUS lover of Kadamba Simmons, a model and actress, was yesterday jailed for life for her murder.

Model's lover jailed for her murder

THE JEALOUS lover of Kadamba Simmons, a model and actress, was yesterday jailed for life for her murder.

Travel: Simon Calder

After many delays, the `Caledonian 300' resisted air rage and just applauded

Letter: Drug war in Goa

Sir: The Goan police may be giving the appearance of a crackdown on drugs ("Harsh penalties in poisoned paradise", 25 January), but in reality it is business as usual. They have still not arrested a single drugs baron and they continue to milk the dealers for protection money.

Harsh penalties in poisoned paradise

Goa used to be an idyllic island of free and easy lifestyle. But the tourist trade and police corruption are tainting the one-time hippy heaven.

Passport Rick Stein: 'Bad food in a country does tend to put me off'

I travel an awful lot now because of the seafood- cookery television series and to get material for my books, and much less for family holidays. What is really nice about travelling for the series is that you're not a tourist. People are much more interested in you, particularly if you're making TV programmes about their country.

Restaurants; Let's raise a toast!

Restaurants have woken up to a bleary weekend breakfast market. Nikki Spencer celebrates the great British brunch

Travel for mind, body and spirit: HAIR A beauty parlour in Goa

HAIR A beauty parlour in Goa As I come down the spiral stairs, I am already looking a million times better than I did when I walked into Claudina's Beauty Parlour in the Goan capital, Panjim. Upstairs, while sitting in a rickety booth with my legs sticking out into the corridor, I have been waxed and buffed to within an inch of my life. Georgina and two assistants have also given me a perfect manicure and pedicure, despite the fact that there's only one electricity socket so they have to keep unplugging the foot spa to use the hand massager.

Travel for mind, body and spirit: Ears Clubbing in Ibiza

Ears Clubbing in Ibiza

Your holiday disaster: Peter James on the sightseeing trip that turned into a marathon

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E Generation: Summer of love

For a few thousand clubbers, summer 1988 meant non-stop partying fuelled by acid house music and a great new drug called Ecstasy. Sheryl Garratt was in the thick of it. Ten years on, she recalls the beginning of a youth revolution. Overleaf, Polly Williams finds out what happened to other survivors

Bad trip The diary of Emma D May

SUNDAY 12.01am: Flight 101 Third World Airlines. Tried taking sleeping pill to make journey pass. Unfortunately state of weakened bowel means this was bad mistake as now in danger of crapping self in sleep like yucky five-year-old. Am locked in toilet but v angry man keeps banging on door and shouting about amoebic dysentery. Join the club, mate.

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