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Who killed Yvonne Gilford? Who cares - certainly not the tabloids

WHO KILLED Yvonne Gilford? Read all about it. Well, no actually that is the last thing anyone will be reading about today no matter which newspaper they buy. Never mind the talk of Saudi kangaroo courts for yet again we can witness sections of the British press setting up their own kangaroo courts to give their verdict on nurses Deborah Parry and Lucille McLauchlan.

Q&A: Wincing Wilf

Q. Judged by the difference in League places between the position the club was in when he arrived and when he left, who is the best Football league manager of all time? And, more importantly, the worst?

You can't dance with wolves - but you can chat with your gerbil

It is not quite the same as Kevin Costner, who could claim to dance with wolves, at least in the film. Instead, Professor Janet Randall talks with gerbils.

Thursday's book: The Warrior Queen by Barbara Else (Pan, pounds 5.99)

Watching her husband's plump, unpyjamaed bottom "march" into a Sydney hotel bathroom, Kate Wildburn knows something is up. This sudden display of territorial assertiveness isn't (as she originally assumes) directed at her - "I'm paying for this room, I'll do just what I like for once" - but is rather the relaxed confidence of a man who knows he's loved by two women.

Rugby Union: Strife of Bath, a cautionary tale

Rugby's reputation out on its ear: Andrew Longmore charts a family crisis crying out for a confession

Books: Flowering cactus

Mortally ill, the miner's son wrote and travelled with a death- defying energy. Brenda Maddox wonders how he managed it; Dying Game: D H Lawrence 1922-1930 by David Ellis Cambridge University Press, pounds 25

Travel '98: January In the outback

Kick-start the year with champagne at Ayers Rock, followed by a sleepless night lying under the stars in a swag: it worked for Rosalind Russell

Restaurant: A fishy tale

Livebait is a Last Resort for Tracey MacLeod. Brightly dressed and leery-looking, Jonathan and his cohort stood out from the otherwise sombre clientele like two bookies in a ballet school

Ten performances that shook the world: Rugby League - Pride of Europe h umbled by the worst team from antipodean elite

In time, the World Club Championship might be seen as an awakening for the British game on a par with the Kangaroo tour of 1982. While that visit exposed how far behind Britain had fallen at national level, the WCC cast the same unflattering spotlight on standards at club level.

Basketball: Bell rescued by giant kangaroo

A 6ft tall kangaroo hopped to the rescue at the National Indoor Arena, when he was first to react to a severe injury to Chester Jets' American, Sean Bell, during their 102-93 victory over Birmingham, the Bullets' first Budweiser League defeat of the season, on Saturday night.

Letter: Kangaroo carnival

Sir: Having reported Sir Les Patterson's intrusion into an encore of "The Swan" ("Sir Les on song", 4 November), Nicholas Williams cannot resist adding: "At last: a marsupial in The Carnival of the Animals!"

Rugby League: Jonathan Davies says the home side were made to pay for schoolboy errors

It's hard enough facing a side whose confidence is high - when you gift them a good start you've got no chance. Considering Great Britain's mistake- ridden opening to the game, you to have give them credit for a valiant fight. Their comeback may not have been good enough in the end but it created a contest out of what threatened to be a rout.

Rugby League: Britain must not rely on Wembley factor

Great Britain have made a habit of catching the kangaroos on the hop at Wembley, but Dave Hadfield fears that history is unlikely to repeat itself in the first Test this afternoon.

Letter: Kangaroo meat

Sir: Neil Blewett, the Australian High Commissioner, is incorrect in his assertion that there has been a dramatic increase in the kangaroo population (Letters, 11 October). The Australian government's own figures from aerial surveys showed in 1996 the lowest population for 11 years, yet the highest commercial kill on record (5.2 million) occurred in that same year.
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