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Michael Kagan's oil painting was judged the most creative

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It's possibly every little girl's dream to be a fashion journalist for a day but I can't say it's ever been one of mine. Nevertheless, at lunchtime on Thursday I found myself outside the Roundhouse in north London surrounded by women dressed mainly in black with the odd pastel shade thrown in. Yes, the fash pack and I had come to see the press viewing of the Royal College of Art's graduate fashion show, at which the cream of London's young design talent would be showing us how well they've made use of our taxes for the past few years.

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Dave Hadfield sees the final rugby league match at Oldham's infamous old stadium

Racing: Dettori misses a turn

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Klaxon signals new times for union

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Pop-guns drawn as Promenaders fall out


LETTER: The last klaxon of the Proms?

From Mr Paul Henderson

Night of passion at the Proms

The sight of John Drummond charging into battle is always fun - certainly a lot more fun than any party conference. This time Drummond is having another go at the audience at the Last Prom, or at least that section of it which tries to compete with the music by sounding horns, rattling rattles and blowing strange knick-knacks.

Dear John Drummond

What? No klaxons or hooters at the Last Night of the Proms? Think what you're doing before you mess with tradition

Pop goes Proms' last night tradition

'By all means sing when required, sway about, dress up if you must, but leave those balloons, klaxons and pop-guns at home. The music and speech need to be heard' - Sir John Drummond (left) warns promenaders

LETTER : Spike it

IS Harry Enfield aware ("I'd rather be a pheasant than a cow, yes I would", 2 April) that a recent poll reveals that 78 per cent of the citizens of this country join Spike Milligan in his condemnation of those members of the Royal Family who participate in blood sports?

TELEVISION / Turn on, drop off: Andy Gill tunes in to the Sixties

As if there weren't already enough repeats littering the schedules at this time of year, Bank Holiday Monday was deemed by BBC2 to be One Day In The Sixties. What this meant was 13 hours of huge floppy collars, 'with-it' typefaces and wanton permissiveness - or rather, talk about wanton permissiveness, the Sixties generally being the decade that went in desperate search of fun, in order that its less fun members might indulge themselves in bouts of furious public hand-wringing.

Cricket: Frocester suffer from dearth in the afternoon: Rob Steen, at Lord's, sees combatants in the National Village final adhere to the script

'IF this don't end pretty soon,' Old Francis, the Tillingfold scorer, warned his Ravely counterpart at the climax of Hugh de Selincourt's The Cricket Match, 'I shall charge the cricket club with a new pair of trousies.' How Francis would have coped with yesterday's final, breathless act here one shudders to think.

Racing: National inquiry keeps faith in flag-waving: In the aftermath of Aintree, new technology is shunned but traditional methods expanded and improved

FOUR months after racing's darkest day when the Grand National was abandoned, a working group chaired by Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles yesterday announced measures to ensure that the 1994 race earns none of the notoriety of its predecessor.

Racing / Grand National: National's flagging reputation may be beyond recall: Trainers call for a halt to recrimination while the Jockey Club begins its inquest into the events that triggered abandonment

A UNITED front from Britain's trainers yesterday, as those in racing felt the need to raise the rug and get rid of the ashes of Saturday's Grand National fiasco. Before the 147th Grand National is forgotten, though, the carpet beater will have to be applied to several dusty targets.

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