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Don’t go in expecting this season’s designs for £4.50. But you can find the odd gem

It's the bin end of the week and Steely Dan are acting oddly. They're dying for a chinwag

At various points in a career dating back to the early Seventies, the founder members of Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, have made it abundantly clear that interviews are a pleasure they rank right up there with wading barefoot through broken glass. Early on, in front of journalists, Becker and Fagen tended to be frozen-faced, taciturn, elliptical, dry and, occasionally, on a really good day, silent. This seemed entirely in keeping with their music - cool, elliptical, dry, altogether the opposite of a warm handshake and collusive smile. By 1980, when the band dissolved, they had given up on interviews altogether.

Headbutts and humour Chez Moira

The Borough by Michael Connon Serpent's Tail, pounds 8.99; Harry Ritchie welcomes a 'Glasgow novel' that overturns a few stereotypes

Summertime and the living is easy - just as long as you can keep the kids busy

Entertaining your children during the long summer holidays can be as simple as defrosting a fridge, says Sue Palmer

LETTER: The best CVs are ignored Employers must go for gold

INSTEAD of using my resources writing to you, I should be producing yet another shoal of job applications, although my letter stands a better chance of publication than I have of interview, ("Illiterate CVs from graduates put them straight on scrap heap", 2 July). My 400 job submissions have been immaculate, as are most of those from the mature long-term managerial unemployed. We have been on courses, and succinctly present our real experience through information technology.

Oklahoma suspect cashes in

US/ McVeigh 'the next OJ'

mail order junkie

Dinner for six please, postman

bazaar : checkout

John Lewis, Aberdeen

bazaar : how much should you pay for... upholstery

We asked a selection of shops how much they would charge for repadding and webbing the seat in a drop-in dining-room chair and completely reupholstering a Parker Knowle-type wing chair. Not including fabric

bazaar : top 10 items at B&Q last week

1 B&Q growing bag (37-litre bag)...................................................................pounds t/c

That's enough fairies, I'm hanging up my wand : OPINION

This autumn I will be stepping down after three years as chair of my son's school parent teacher association when he moves on to pastures new.

Buy me: BOOGA BOOTS

Devotees of Tank Girl will probably shudder at the thought of their heroine's individual style being plundered by all and sundry. Why buy the Tank look from shops, when a jumble sale, a few safety pins, and lots of attitude work far better? After all, when you live in a tank in the middle of the Australian outback, attitude does speak far louder than fashion.

LETTER:No defence for emperor's new clothes

From Mr Robert Dick-Read

Jumblie sale

A VOLUME of previously unknown drawings and limericks by the 19th century poet and nonsense versifier, Edward Lear, found at the bottom of a box of books bought at a jumble sale by a woman in London for pounds 2, has been valued at pounds 8,000 for auction at Christie's in November.

Alarm over Russia's 'nuclear bazaar'

GERMANY said yesterday that the 300 grammes of weapons-grade plutonium seized by police in Munich last week was only part of a much larger promised consignment from Russia with a total value of more than pounds 160m.

Leading Article: Preserving the pint for the common good

THE PINT of beer in a country pub and the road sign announcing the number of miles to the nearest market town are to stay imperishably part of the British way of life. The Government, negotiating with our European partners, has saved them for future generations.
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The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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