Gardening / Cuttings: Successful saxifrages

THE ALPINE Garden Society, which has more members than any other specialist horticultural society in Britain, has published a handbook on saxifrages, of which more than 600 kinds are available in this country. What the kindergarten alpine gardener needs is a clear indication of the varieties most likely to succeed. The AGS calls the book A Gardener's Guide to the Genus, but this information is not clearly signposted. As for valuable general advice on cultivation, you have to ferret under the Kabschia subsection.

BOOK REVIEW / Martyr to marriage: La femme de Gilles - Madeleine Bourdouxhe trs Faith Evans: Lime Tree, pounds 7.99

IN The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir praised La Femme de Gilles for its clarity of vision and for its tender portrayal of male and female sexuality. It has taken over half a century for this haunting slim novel to appear in English (though the title is untranslated for reasons of ironic double entendre), so hats off to Faith Evans for retrieving the work of Madeleine Bourdouxhe - now 87 and living in Brussels - and for such an elegant English rendering.

BOOK REVIEW / A story of O with A-levels: 'B Monkey' -Andrew Davies: Lime Tree, 14.99 pounds

WHEN he, A, first sees the woman of his dreams, B, she is 'enthroned' - on a Nautilus machine. But her regal pose does not stop the manager evicting her from the gym. She might be, he explains to A, a criminal. Though she looks tough and wiry, A immediately senses she is 'desperately in need of someone to love and protect her'.

TELEVISION / Pink and droopy

THE first couple of weeks you just thought it would improve. Here was one of our most appealing comedians delivering scripts written by the funniest man on British television. Surely, between them Julian Clary and Paul Merton would be able to raise a titter. But three weeks on Terry and Julian (Channel 4) shows every sign of getting worse.

Architecture Update: Dissatisfaction on every side

LLOYD'S of London is in dispute with two firms of architects who were involved with its new and old headquarters. The insurance giant is suing DEGW over delays in the completion of its Lime Street building where a refurbishment programme ran two years late on the original contract. Meanwhile, Sir Richard Rogers is locked in a battle over fees of more than pounds 250,000 which he believes the Richard Rogers Partnership is owed for design work on the award-winning Lloyd's building.

Racing: President poised to lift Cole's campaign: Paul Hayward on a colt whose talent can contribute to his trainer's title chance

PAUL COLE's chances of retaining his title of champion trainer look thin when you consider he is pounds 750,000 behind Richard Hannon in the prize-money table. They look a good deal better when you study the team of two-year-olds Cole has honed for autumn's largest targets.

Protesters lose fight with Tesco to save lime trees

IT WAS a tearful end to a cold, wet vigil. Men, women and children wept as their campaign to save a row of four lime trees from being felled to make way for a new supermarket in suburban Bristol ended in failure yesterday.

Tree protest

Protesters tied themselves to a group of 100-year-old lime trees in Redland, Bristol, in an effort to prevent them being felled to make way for a Tesco supermarket.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
Prices correct as of 12 March 2015
The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss