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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?

Football: Edilson's antics are too much for Brazil

THE CORINTHIANS striker Edilson was dropped from Brazil's Copa America squad yesterday for juggling with the ball while play was in progress during Sunday's Paulista Championship final against Palmeiras.

Schools send in the clowns to PE classes

SCHOOL CHILDREN are to be given lessons in circus acrobatics as part of an overhaul of the PE curriculum.

Critics Choice: Dance


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The knack How to busk

"Find a busy spot with lots of `people traffic', making sure you're not in anybody's way - a nice disused shopfront will do. Put out something to collect money - an old hat, guitar case, a dog on a blanket - and put a few coins in yourself, including at least one pounds 1 coin to encourage likewise donations. That way, people won't think you're so awful that no one's given you anything. But don't put too much in or people might get the impression that you don't really need any more. Now all you need to do is to get people's attention. If you use your best song/trick/joke first, make sure you can follow it up - punters lose interest very quickly. Musicians - it's probably best to stick to popular, well-known pop songs which people will recognise instantly. Otherwise, invest in an unusual ethnic instrument

Clubland hails the video star

Rachelle Thackray meets a 20-year-old who is dancing his way to success

Golf: Question of Price and values

`I have got all my priorities in order and my life has been an absolute pleasure'; Andy Farrell says the US PGA has come at the right time for a former champion

Theatre: The wheel of misfortune


My lofty life: Carole Hayman moves on to greener pastures

I have been Ditched. Axed, faxed, sacked. Got back from weekend by the sea to find Lofty Life is no more. Really in the ditch now. Will have to move to country cottage.

Juggling: the only way to survive

So much to do, so little time. Ann Treneman finds that life is hard for working families

Marchers call for resignations over power cuts

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Auckland residents today marched in protest at the prolonged power cuts in the centre of New Zealand's biggest city as the municipal supplier said further cuts were possible.

Working parents: Where time-management is child's play

City+: Working from home takes self-discipline - but there are benefits, writes Sarah Jewell

Spare time: Inflammatory remarks

Don't try this at home - but given the right time and place, it's great fun.

Performance: No safety net in the new big top

Just when it looks as if Archaos and Cirque du Soleil have driven our native circus troupes from the ring, Dominic Cavendish drops in on rehearsals in Hoxton to see if a touch of Conspiracy can get New BritCirc off the ground.
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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

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Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

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China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

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