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Rescuers have recovered 23 survivors, pulling the last from the wreckage on Sunday but at least 17 workers have died

Their latest holiday destination

Tim McGirk tells a horror story from India, the country now favoured by sex tourists

Gay libel case MP rejected by constituency

David Ashby, the Conservative MP who lost a high-profile libel case, last night failed to win selection by his constituency association to stand at the next election.

A journey of discovery in Goa

Most tourists only venture from their hotel bar to the beautiful beaches, but Amanda Thow sets off to find its other charms

A TRAVELLER'S CALENDAR; NOVEMBER

THERE ARE bargains galore in this, the most unpromising of holiday months. In northern Europe, ferry companies and tour operators package all kinds of themed minibreaks across the Channel - from wine, golf and gastronomy tours to shopping excursions and weekends in rural hideaways complete with that essential crackling log fire. It's still pleasant in the southern Med, though cooling off rapidly in the evenings. For guaranteed sizzling you have to look further afield, with the best price deals of the year available from now until - but not including - Christmas.

From a hippie haven to a hip destination

The Indian state of Goa was yesterday named as the "best value winter destination" for holidaymakers, despite widespread concern over the environmental impact of its tourism, writes Steve Boggan.

MP tells of furious wife's 'Queenie' jibe

Ashby libel case: Court hears men fled as 'all hell broke loose'

Wife hurled knives at MP over 'gay affair'

David Ashby MP once had to lock himself and an elderly male friend in their rooms when his estranged wife began throwing knives and plates after accusing them of having an affair, the High Court heard yesterday.

Malicious sister tried to destroy MP, court told

Libel trial: 'Newspaper allegations about holiday at homosexual love-nest were part of campaign aimed at forcing resignation'

Tory MP sues over 'gay' report

The Tory MP David Ashby sued for libel yesterday over a newspaper report which he says claimed he was a homosexual, liar and hypocrite.

INDIA V NEW ZEALAND MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN

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LETTER: Tripping up over drugs

COLE MORTON misrepresented Tip records in his article "Goa dance and LSD craze sweeps clubs" (29 October). We agreed to give an hour of our time to talk to him for what he had told us would be a "positive" article.

Goa dance and LSD craze sweeps clubs

ECSTASY, the rave drug of the Eighties, is out. Goa Trance, the latest dance-music craze to sweep the club world, a hypnotic blend of hard electronic rhythms and Eastern ideals, is fuelled by the archetypal Sixties hallucinogen,LSD.

If he's called Clive, he must be our man

He's a rapier wit, he's got his own chat show, he's bald and he's called Clive. It was only a matter of time before they gave him his own travel series.

Mass tourism `is poisoning a paradise'

WESTERN package tourism is threatening to turn the Indian state of Goa, one of the newest and most exotic locations targeted by the holiday industry, into a 65km strip of concrete-lined beach "indistinguishable from Benidorm", it will be claimed this week.

FINDS IN HIGH PLACES HERE

A NARROW COASTAL STRIP IN THE SHELTER OF THE MIGHTY CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS, THE ASTURIAS HAVE A HISTORY, CHARACTER AND COLOURFUL TRADITIONS OF THEIR OWN
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