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I wager women think about sex just as much as men

When Jon Snow told his family secrets

Intimate revelations about mother-son relationships are the stuff that great feuds are made of, says Paul Vallely

Cycle ways win pounds 42.5m boost

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR

No more fog on the Tyne

There's more to theatre on Tyneside than the 'Wor-Geordie's-down- the-pit-again' school of drama, as Clare Bayley finds out from Alan Lyddiard, the artistic director of Northern Stage. Plus, below, we profile new talent in the North-east

Look Who's Talking: Thatcher always made me suffer: Jon Snow on being thrown out of university, his tie collection, and the problems of behaving too well on air

Jon Snow presents Channel 4 News on weekdays at 7pm. He is currently also presenting 'Class Action' on Channel 4, on Fridays at 8pm.

Style: Slim strips of self expression: At a wall-mounted fashion show, Tamsin Blanchard meets some men who are hot under the collar

Imagine the headache of having to choose from among 2,000 items of clothing. Stephen Hoare, a tie fanatic, faces that problem every morning. Last Tuesday he made it worse, by going to the opening of an exhibition, The Tie as Art.

National Bike Week: National Bike Week gets a boost as figures show fewer riders being injured on London's roads

Cyclists easily beat other commuters in a challenge to launch the bike week, writes Christian Wolmar.

Opinions: Can you take a joke?

LIONEL BLAIR: Do you remember the Olympus commercial with George Cole saying, 'Hang on, it's Lionel Blair' and it was Lord Lichfield and vice versa? I have been sent up so much I think I live up there, and it's not done me any harm. When you allow yourself to be laughed at it gives you great street credibility and the public love you even more for it.

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold: Willy and I fight for better broadcasting

WHEN MY old friend and quaffing partner Willy Rees-Mogg asked me many moons ago to join him on the Broadcasting Standards Council, I frankly had little idea of the sweat, strain and output it would involve. It may surprise you to know that we don our gloves and waterproofs and march into High Standards House at least twice a week, there to adjudicate upon what our fellow citizens should or should not have watched o'er the preceding days.

Don't let the burghers get you down

'MADAM Speaker,' said Mr Michael Condoms, 'I'm embarrassed.'

Story of the Year: Hours in the New Forest: Jon Snow, Channel 4 news presenter, talks to Angela Lambert about his childhood reading

THE CHILDREN of the New Forest by Captain Marryat was my favourite: it revealed to me the possibility of survival by your own hand, growing your own food, making your own things, which I found enormously attractive.

Media: With respect, I was a nice Day: Sir Robin tells Lisa O'Kelly why today's TV interviewers annoy him

SIR Robin Day would like to make one thing clear. He never intended to be sensational. Nor did he ever, throughout his long career as a television interviewer, aim to get up anyone's nose.

Opinions: Do you feel attracted to TV presenters?

BILL BRYSON, writer: I have never thought of the news as a possible source of sexual gratification. I don't care if the newsreaders weigh 400 pounds, as long as they are clear. What I can say is that Alastair Burnet is magnificently unattractive, and that I find I want to punch Martyn Lewis whenever I see him.
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