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`Crash' faces ban from West End

Crash, the film described by one critic as "beyond depravity", may be banned from London's West End cinemas even if it is cleared for screening in other parts of the country.

City Diary: Challenge Angela: no leaping around, just regulatory structure

You've had Challenge Anneka. Now prepare for "Challenge Angela", starring the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Angela Knight MP.

Fans clash in central London

Hundreds of rival football fans clashed in Trafalgar Square last night, disrupting the centre of London after the England-Scotland football match, writes Matthew Brace.

Capital return by radio station

Sparkling results from Capital Radio have put UK commercial radio solidly in the media spotlight - and with good reason. Radio has doubled its share of national advertising to about 4 per cent in only three years, and has room to grow. Capital, one of the largest and best-managed radio companies, is taking full advantage, reporting pre-tax profits of pounds 26.5m in the year to September, up 48 per cent.

What is this? Has he sighted my doppelganger hanging out on the King's Road, pinching my parking meters on her way to buy light bulbs?

I arrive at a central London salon to get my hair cut. Except the receptionist tells me thatmy appointment was cancelled earlier that morning. By me.

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TICKET OFFER: JUDGE DREDD

Everywhere you look this summer, the superheroes are taking over the big screen: Tank Girl, Batman Forever and now, Judge Dredd. The film opens here on 21 July, with the fascist, steel-jawed law enforcer played by Sly Stallone. But there is one pair of tickets to be won to the Radio 1 premiere of the movie at the Empire Leicester Square on 19 July. These include an invitation to the celebrity launch party straight after the movie at the GLC building. Tickets are courtesy of the Pepsi Challenge taste test which is currently touring the UK and returns to London at the end of August.

Emma is hardly a dignified Lord Carrington

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold

How to tell your caf society from your demi-monde

Hester Lacey on the definition of smartness (nothing to do with cafs)

FILM THEATRE EXHIBITIONS GIGS CLASSICAL MUSIC/DANCE

GOING OUT - CRITICS' CHOICE

Life is just a bar of cherries

Simon Davies meets a young David who is beating the fruit machine Golia ths at their own game - or does he just think he's winning?

Where shall we meet?: Le Beaujolais WC2

Question: where do I find a nice wine bar near Leicester Square?

Hotel facelift

The Pastoria Hotel, Leicester Square, has been acquired by the neighbouring Hampshire Hotel and will be upgraded.

Centrefold: Street theatre: Beware low-flying luvvies in Leicester Square

All hell breaks loose in Leicester Square at 10.30am on Saturday with The Fair on the Square. Entertainment is being laid on thick and fast, climaxing at noon with the start of the '3rd Great Theatreland Bedrace. Under the beady eye of compere Gary Copacabana Wilmot, costumed teams from every show from Phantom of the Opera to The Mousetrap will be racing hospital beds around the square in a series of nail-biting heats (right). In last year's final, Crazy for You musical director Jae Alexander was pushing a bed. 'I've great shoulders from all the conducting, but nothing else. It nearly killed me.'

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