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The great thing about "counterfactual" history is that anyone can play. If Gordon Brown hadn't been caught making those remarks about a "bigoted woman" might he still be PM? If Hitler had invaded England in 1940 would we all be speaking German? If the judge in the Rivonia trial had sentenced Nelson Mandela to death rather than life in jail?

Bridge too far for KR

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Exotic Bronco enters Dreamland

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Palmer takes the silver

OLYMPIC GAMES

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From Mr John Faulls

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Hetherington angry at secret talks

Kath Hetherington, the Rugby League president, yesterday criticised the British Amateur Rugby League Association chief executive, Maurice Oldroyd, over secret talks he held with the Australian Rugby League.

Fraternity rules in the friendly heartland

RUGBY LEAGUE CENTENARY WORLD CUP Greg Wood enjoys the spirit of true sportsmanship pervading the tournament

No justice for Tonga

Papua New Guinea 28 Tonga 28

Done to death

A waggish anthropologist unearths some weird and wonderful ways of dying. By Robert Winder Dancing on the Grave: Encounters with Death by Nigel Barley John Murray, pounds 19.99

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surf's up; the rodent's revenge

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HOWWE MET; RAY GALTON AND ALAN SIMPSON

Ray Galton, 64, was born in Paddington, west London. For the past 44 years he has been one half of the celebrated radio and television comedy scriptwriting team Galton and Simpson. He lives in Hampton Court, south-west London, with his wife, Tonia. They have two daughters, a son and six dogs. Alan Simpson, 65, was born in Brixton, south London, and educated at Mitcham Grammar School. In partnership with Ray Galton he created award- winning TV hits such as Hancock's Half Hour, Comedy Playhouse and, most famously, Steptoe and Son. He is a widower and lives in Sunbury-on-Thames.

LETTER : The quality of human milk

From Ms Deborah Jackson

In praise of the back-seat driver

Pierre Boulez chose to celebrate his 70th birthday by passing on a few trade secrets to a trio of tiros. Stephen Johnson was there

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