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It's big news for small matter. Electrons behaving flirtatiously in Germany may prompt scientists to re-write the laws of physics.

Three sent off in Celtic's sorry exit

Hamburg 2 Celtic 0 Hamburg win 4-0 on aggregate

Swedes to bring best out of Villa

Aston Villa's manager, Brian Little, is determined that a year's hard work will not be thrown away by his side faltering against Helsingborgs in today's return leg of their Uefa Cup first round tie.

Tougher tests for Glasgow giants

Rangers and Celtic will again experience the chasm between European and domestic football as they attempt to transfer dominance in Scotland to respectability in the wider arena. High scoring victories on Saturday with be put into perspective by Auxerre and SV Hamburg.

Dazzling Di Canio

Celtic 5 McGinlay 4 (og), Cadete 14, 45, O'Neil 51, Van Hooijdon k 72 Hibernian 0 Attendance: 47,042

Rangers poised to sign up pounds 4m Albertz

Rangers appeared to clear the last hurdle in their bid to sign German midfielder Jorg Albertz yesterday when Hamburg agreed to let him go for a reported pounds 4million.

Football: Edmundo in new fracas

Edmundo, the Brazilian striker who is nicknamed the "Animal", was involved in a brawl as a South American Supercup quarter-final ended in an ugly brawl.

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Houchen well on target to

THE ROAD TO NOWHERE

In an exclusive extract from his forthcoming pop memoir, Giles Smith recalls the highs and the lows, but mainly the lows, of life as Colchester's answer to Sting

Charlton chooses experienced squad

Jack Charlton has named a highly experienced 20-man squad for the Republic of Ireland's European Championship Group Six qualifier against Austria on 6 September.

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How they swooned, how they swarmed around this geeky guy signing copies of his screenplays. Quentin Tarantino's hysterical tour of Britain this week h as established his credentials as cinema's first rock 'n' roll director. Mark L awson wonders why

TELEVISION / The kids are not all right

IT WAS Orwell who said that part of the reason for the ugliness of adults in a child's eyes is that the child is usually looking upwards and 'few faces are at their best seen from below'. The implication being that when a child is grown to full height and can finally look the horrid adults in the eye, it will see nothing so bad after all. Will see, in fact, the reflection of its own eminently corruptible self. Few of us manage to keep the ardent righteousness of youth alight in the big world - the stale air simply won't feed the flame; besides, it's too exhausting. We like to call this condition maturity. How smart, then, of Channel 4 to commission Look Who's Talking, a week of programmes about children by children: in theory, there's nothing like a rash of idealism to get the grown-ups itching their apathy. In practice, there was only so much pleasure to be had from this chorus of juvenile zeal. Just off the note you could hear a rising nasal whine like a bluebottle with adenoids: 'S'not fair, Sir. Please Suuur, tell them. S'not fair.'

Woe-de-woe, never again: Jean Rowe thought holiday camp would make her summer. Big mistake . .

I had begun to dread holidays as a single parent. Weeks spent in cottages in various parts of Britain always ended in tears. I would be alone with three small children, it would pour down constantly and, frankly, we would have been better off at home.

Hamburg avoids a political own goal

A FOOTBALL match between England and Germany, which was due to be played in April, was cancelled yesterday because the date coincided with Hitler's birthday.
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