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The Pope described abortion as part of modern ‘throwaway culture’ which has grown to encompass human beings themselves

Biker wars dredge up something rotten in the state of Denmark

The Angels and Bandidos are fighting across Scandinavia with anti- tank rockets and grenades.

Mid-Cliff crisis

The outward signs of male mid-life crisis are far more apparent than the luckless sufferer usually imagines. There's the man in his early forties who turns up at the body-piercers workshop and asks to look at the catalogue, pausing wistfully at the page on nipples and navels. Or the fellow whose hair, thinning fore, suddenly sports pigtails aft. Leather trousers on a sagging rear, waistcoats patterned with nudes from the Sistine Chapel, a gleaming Harley-Davidson (plus discreet mounting ladder) and a habit of coquettishly inviting young women to guess his age - these are all signs of an aging chap in trouble - and just begging to be ridiculed.

Chinese workers make Christmas toys for UK at 10p an hour

CHRISTMAS came early to the 189 Industrial District in Henggang, just outside China's Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the island of capitalist enterprise situated in Guangdong Province, which has become the world's biggest toy-maker. It is a reasonable bet that at least one of the toys in every British child's Christmas stocking this year will have been made in Guangdong.

Meanwhile ...

Some news stories of the past week that you may have overlooked:

true gripes; cycle helmets

When will the manufacturers of cycle helmets come up with a design that doesn't make the wearer look like a complete nerd? I know that safety is far more important than style, but I think it is time to at least draw attention to the problem.

Rally sex attack

Rally sex attack

ads by lads

The market: In advertising, the new man is dead. Beer, sex and footy will soon be swamping a billboard near you.

Biker pig pays price of love

He wasn't the first guy to get turned on by a Harley-Davidson. But he may have been the first to get castrated for his passion.

THE DIARY OF BRIDGET JONES

Friday 2nd June

WIN SIXTIES STYLE CLASSICS

They say that if you can remember the Sixties you weren't really there. Well, up to a point. For no matter how hazy your recollection of that decade, some images stick in the mind forever.

WIN SIXTIES STYLE CLASSICS

They say that if you can remember the Sixties you weren't really there. Well, up to a point. For no matter how purple hazy your recollection of that dynamic decade, some images stick in the mind forever.

Harley roars off over smoke ads

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Sweeter than axle grease

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Eubank loses crown

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