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Sir: I do hope that, when the Government has succeeded in outlawing fur farming, it will turn its attention to the banning of the barbaric practice of using the blood, bones and skin of hedgehogs to resurface Britain's roads.

Letter: Ancient mystery

Sir: Perhaps the archaeologists have uncovered more than "the earliest example of an inscription written in letters of the alphabet" (report, 22 November). The symbols shown, which could be the precursors of M, T and R but might presumably be something entirely different, together with the difficulty in deciphering the inscription's meaning, could indicate that this is the first known computer manual.

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WHEN JAMES McDonald was told on his 21st birthday that he had stomach cancer and only eight weeks to live, his father, Jim, refused to accept defeat. Shortly afterwards - some five years ago - father and son jointly founded the James McDonald Cancer Trust, an organisation that today provides practical support for cancer sufferers and vital funds for research.

You ask the questions: Alan Titchmarsh

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Clocks to dictate Y2k baby contest

THE MUCH-HYPED millennium baby boom will cause more chaos than already predicted unless clocks are set accurately, according to two paediatricians.

Killer driver sues for loss of wages

A CONVICTED drink-driver, jailed after an accident that wiped out three members of a family, and left an eight-year-old girl orphaned, has told his lawyers to sue the family for his lost wages following the crash.

Lord Rogers sets out blueprint to restore the nation's declining cities

BRITAIN'S DECLINING cities can be reborn, but a tremendous effort will be needed, the Government's Urban Task Force, a hand-picked group of planning experts, said yesterday.

Norris bailed on theft charge

ONE OF the five men connected to the investigation into the murder of the black London student Stephen Lawrence appeared in court yesterday charged with burglary.
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