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So near and yet so far, Britain’s Olympic sailing supremo Sir Ben Ainslie, four golds and a silver, had to give best to the first Italian winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup, winner of the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour grand prix, Francesco Bruni.

Wednesday Book: High life with Edward the Caresser

POWER AND PLACE: THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES

RAC membership votes to sell off motoring service

RAC CLUB members yesterday voted "overwhelmingly" to sell part of the organisation to the American firm, Cendant, for pounds 450m.

Restaurants: White magic

Ben Rogers is spellbound by Mirabelle

98for98 The century in photographs: today 1967

This dog's eye-view of two chihuahuas and their owners at Cruft's dog show continues The Independent and the Hulton Getty Picture Collection's photo-history of the 20th century. Even before the advent of the Cruft's shows, with their rigorously-upheld standards of breeding and presentation, dogs had been lauded in history.

Charles has laser surgery

THE Prince of Wales was last night recovering from laser keyhole surgery on his right knee.

Letter: Flagpole fallacy

YOU have repeated (Report, 7 March) the myth that the Royal Standard is never flown at half mast, even on the death of a sovereign. This is not true. On the death of Edward VII in 1910, the Royal Standard was flown at half mast for seven days.

Queen Mother breaks hip

The Queen Mother was taken to hospital yesterday after fracturing her left hip in a fall at Sandringham. The 97-year-old royal was initially admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, near the Queen's Norfolk estate, where the accident happened.

Photography: 98for98 The century in photographs: today 1902

Three down and 95 to go. Wednesday's photograph of Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, and his wife with their trophy kill takes The Independent's "98 for 98" series on to 1902. As part of "Photo 98 - The Year of Photography and Electronic Image", The Independent has been given exclusive access to the Hulton Getty Picture Library to celebrate every year from 1900 to 1998 with a photograph that encapsulates the spirit of the age.

More grief for Jowell as rabbi Julia takes helm

More aggravation faces Tessa Jowell, the embattled Labour health minister. Tomorrow, the King's Fund - the country's most authoritative health service think-tank - gets a new boss in the shape of the rabbinical dynamo Julia Neuberger.

Just how dangerous is Francesca Annis?

She's dark, delicious and thoroughly alluring. She whisked Ralph Fiennes, star of `Schindler's List', away from his wife after playing his mum in an acclaimed `Hamlet' in Hackney - prompting suggestions from her ex-partner that she had an obsession with younger men. Two years later, she is still with Fiennes. But, Ivan Waterman wants to know, is she happy?

Diana 1961-1997: The Tributes: Queen could grant state funeral

Discussions over the scale, status and timing of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, were continuing last night as her body was taken to an unnamed mortuary.

Book review / A hundred years of turpitude

A History Of The Twentieth Century: Vol 1 1900-1933 by Martin Gilbert, HarperCollins pounds 30

Wolverhampton off

Last Night's meeting at Wolverhampton became the first fixture of the new National Hunt season to fall to the weather when it was called off following a 7.15 inspection yesterday morning, writes Ian Davies.

Racing: Royal ban for Dettori

Frankie Dettori will miss the final day of Royal Ascot after he picked up a two-day ban at Epsom yesterday.

Rabbi takes leading role in health debate

At the age of 47, Rabbi Julia Neuberger (right) already has a string of prestigious achievements to her name. She became the first British woman rabbi with a congregation, is chair of the largest community health trust in Britain, and is Chancellor of the University of Ulster.
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