Arts and Entertainment Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series

A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films

A malignant growth in the community

Gain by Richard Powers (Heinemann, £14.99)



Midwest hunt for `race hate' gunman

POLICE THROUGHOUT the Midwest were engaged in a massive manhunt last night as they tried to find a lone gunman linked to a series of attacks on members of ethnic minorities. In the latest attack, yesterday evening, the gunman shot and killed a man outside a Korean church in Bloomington, Indiana.

Taberner to net pounds 1m from Polyhedron sale

TAB TABERNER, the chief executive of Polyhedron, is set to net around pounds 1m from the sale of his stake in the machine tool maker after the company agreed a pounds 33m bid from American Tool Companies of the US.

Choice: Theatre: Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Sexual Perversity in Chicago, New Vic Basement, Bristol (0117- 987 7877) 1.05pm

Science: Why female hormones are vital for a red-blooded man

Do men have any use for female hormones, known as oestrogens? Yes, say scientists - the tiny amount produced naturally keeps them fertile. This could also shed new light on fears over 'environmental oestrogen'. Charles Arthur investigates.

Wind-swept orphans in Illinois

All the Days and Nights and So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell, Harvill, pounds 10.99 and pounds 8.99 respectively

Web firm caught in popularity net

America Online, the world's largest Internet service provider, has become a victim of its own success. The company, flooded by overdemand, has agreed to refund millions of subscribers unhappy in recent weeks at their inability to log on when they want to.

Evans breaks through in Chicago race

Paul Evans made his big-city marathon breakthrough in Chicago yesterday, winning in a personal best time of 2hr 08min 51sec, writes Mike Rowbottom.

Davies loses her touch

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