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The Good Wife on More4 is in the midst of a reputation revision. Long-term fans of the smart, glossy legal drama, which began its fifth season on More4 last night, often complain it's not given the recognition it deserves. It's true that among crime and law procedurals (TV shows where a problem is raised and solved within a single episode) this is a show of unusual quality. But is The Good Wife really that good?

David Prosser: Fathers get away with having it all

Outlook: Many businesses say such reform is too much when our economy is struggling

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Uma Thurman may have what it takes to be Quentin Tarantino's muse, but she hasn't a clue about how to play funny.

Wigan hint at new glories with easy win

Wigan 32 Hull KR 6

Outside the Box: Sam is happy to play Mind games, and he already has a few Addicks

Struggling to get your Sunday morning side in the right frame of mind after a heavy night out? Looking for that extra edge over daunting opponents? Apart from a New Year resolution to cut down on the ale, help may be at hand for teams at all levels for a mere £7.95. That is the cost of Mindcards, a series of 104 cue cards devised by sports psychologist Sam Kotadia, that can be consulted at any time. Kotadia has testimonials to support his work from Charlton Athletic, currently in an automatic promotion place in League One, whose manager Phil Parkinson has worked with him for several years. Charlton's Kelly Youga says the cards "have really helped to maintain a positive approach to my game", and after conceding a fourth goal to local rivals Millwall in added time last week, his fellow defenders have doubtless been studying the ones about focus and concentration. There is even a charitable side to the project, 25 per cent of receipts going to the excellent Kickz community programme. Kotadia says: "How well you perform on the pitch is often helped by how you feel. By being positive and generating a resourceful internal state, you increase your chances of playing your best football. Focusing on the enjoyment of playing football will maintain your enthusiasm and zest for the game."

Girls shouldn't expect to 'have it all' says school head

Girls' expectations that they can "have it all" may be overly ambitious and they should not feel guilty for taking time out of future careers to raise children, a leading headmistress said today.

My life after death row, by man cleared of murder

The twentieth of May 1999 is a date that will haunt John Thompson forever. It was the day he was going to die. Convicted in 1985 of first degree murder and an attempted carjacking three weeks later, the father-of-two from New Orleans was 24 when he arrived on death row in Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison. Over the course of his incarceration seven execution dates came and went, and as the final sweltering Deep South summer of the millennium approached he believed it would he his last.

Delay in armoured vehicle provision for troops

British troops in Afghanistan will not have the number of armoured vehicles needed until the end of next year.

Observations: When sheep were used to sell tickets on the Fringe

Every August, the Royal Mile, which cuts to the heart of Fringe madness in Edinburgh, is bursting with expectant performers hustling for punters and trying to outdo each other's promotional activities.

The day Tory 'wife and mum' stopped juggling

Julie Kirkbride follows her husband and stands down as MP over expenses claims

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, By Helen Grant

A tale of disappearing youth

Rebecca Front: 'I'd rather flay myself than listen to someone banging on about clown workshops'

I visited England once," said our taxi driver as we sped down one of San Francisco's vertiginous hills, "I was there for a jugglers' convention."

Dixon inspires Cas comeback

Castleford 28 Bradford 26

Les Apostrophés, Barbican Pit, London

Juggling to dream to, no drum roll required

Ask Martha: Should I kick my flatmate out?

Got a social dilemma? Martha Arthur has the answer...

Mother-of-four who tired of the professional juggling act

About 15 years ago, Ruth Kelly and David Miliband had a brief fling when they were both young Labour activists swept up in Tony Blair's grand project to build New Labour.

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