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Dallaglio and Wasps survive tough Irish test

Wasps 35 London Irish 11

Worsley set to face Leicester

Hockey: Canterbury and Slough battle for final play-off spot

WITH THE first three of the four play-off places for the Women's Premiership League title almost certainly booked by Hightown, Ipswich and Fyffes Leicester, tomorrow's game at High Wycombe between fourth placed Canterbury and Slough, a point behind in sixth, is crucial for both.

Letter: `Designer' babies

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Hockey: Nottingham maintain winning momentum

NOTTINGHAM, THE current leaders in the DTZ Midland Premier League, missed relegation last season by one place. Now, with a 100 per cent record, they are riding high following their 4-0 win against North Stafford at the weekend.

Obituary: Lord Montague of Oxford

While still only 26, Montague founded his own electrical firm. `I used to make the goods, deliver them to the back door, and then go round to the front to collect the money'

10,000 FREE Cinema Preview Tickets

The Independent and Independent on Sunday have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to give away 10,000 cinema tickets to an exclusive preview screening of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday 19 September.

Girls dominating exam pass charts

GIRLS ROMPED home ahead of boys in GCSE league tables for independent schools published yesterday.

Majorca victim had violent history

A BRITISH divorcee murdered in a sex attack on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca was yesterday revealed to have spent her last hours on Sunday night drinking and displaying offbeat behaviour.

Great Railway Fiascos No 9: Train delay could have ruined career

STUCK ON a train as it crawled into London hopelessly late, Dr Debbie Shawcross was gripped by a "blind panic" as the start of an important examination came and went. The young doctor had paid pounds 440 to sit the Royal College of Physicians exam and had set out at 7am to arrive relaxed and in plenty of time. But because the Virgin train she caught from Milton Keynes to Euston couldn't cope with a light January snow, the stop-start service was nearly three hours late.

FA pays out pounds 10,000 to bar female coach

THE FOOTBALL Association was fending off accusations of sexism yesterday after paying a senior woman coach an extra pounds 10,000 in compensation rather than give her an advanced licence as recommended by an employment tribunal.

Food & Drink: What price organic wine, then?

Make sure you know what you are buying by tasting some of the latest wines on offer at the `Organic Food and Wine Festival' next week
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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk