Gardening: Cuttings; News From The Gardeners' World

THOSE INTRIGUED by the recent appearance of Prince Charles in the Falklands, can learn more about these remote islands at a lecture given by Geoffrey Moir on the Flora of the Falkland Islands on 24 March at 7pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Road, London SE1. For tickets (pounds 6) call 0171- 401 8864.

Far left set to win NUS

A HARD LEFT candidate is set to win the presidency of the three million-strong National Union of Students next week, ending 16 years of Labour control. Kate Buckell, a member of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, is the favourite to take the post when elections are held at the union's annual conference in Blackpool on Tuesday.

Letter: Uganda

Sir: I was horrified by Dulcie Powell's lack of compassion for the victims of the massacre in Uganda and their families (letter, 6 March). Personally, I regard being hacked to death by a gang wielding machetes with the aim of bringing their cause to the world's attention as a sign of just how evil human beings can be, rather than an "unpleasant consequence" of foreign travel.

Strongman sunk by Navy frigate

Strongman sunk by Navy frigate

Football: Keegan ready for FA talks

KEVIN KEEGAN yesterday gave the first hint that he is prepared to become England's manager in succession to Glenn Hoddle. At least he is prepared to talk to the Football Association, which makes him an on- the-record exception among club managers.

Football: Martyn thankful for Wilkinson

`From my experience he will get us very well organised. The team will have to get lots of shots in'; The last Elland Road signing by the England caretaker manager is well aware of his qualities.

Beauty: Cleanse, tone, moisturise - Paws for thought

Don't forget the extremities, advises Annalisa Barbieri. Hands and feet need a lot of looking after in these dark days

The Hoddle Sacking: A sad and unnecessary departure

`Hoddle will not be out of work for long. His self-belief and inner strength will soon bring him back to the fore'; Graham Kelly, the former chief executive of the Football Association, says that the deposed national manager has been treated unfairly

Football: Nielsen seals Graham's return journey to Leeds

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Wimbledon 0

Football: The Hoddle Sacking - Wilkinson steps into the void

Hoddle departs with pounds 500,000 pay-off as FA's technical director takes charge for England's friendly with France

Solitary slow handclap for departing coach

GLENN HODDLE'S England career ended last night with a solitary slow hand clap from the media scrum that expedited his downfall.

Education: MBA - Doing the business for charity

More voluntary sector staff are signing up for MBAs

Dance: Sunshine, happiness and all that stuff

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PR firm to boost lawyers' image

TIRED OF being the butt of endless dinner party jokes, the nation's solicitors have hired a team of spin doctors to get rid of their "fat cat" public image.
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