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If you pay £6 to go to Prague on RyanAir, what do you expect?

Clinton gives coup leader an easy ride

He was expected to read the riot act to Pakistan's dictator. But he offered only clichés, says Robert Fisk in Islamabad

At least the Number 94 to Bath is brilliant

`When we refer personally to politicians, we talk about them as if they were characters in a soap opera'

Motoring: Marques Of The Century 4. Daimler

There must be some connection with German giant Daimler-Benz...

Football: Richards dents Villa limousine

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Clarke fined for going too far

AS IF a hostile Euro-sceptic party and incessant jokes about his unreconstructed bon viveur lifestyle were not enough, Kenneth Clarke, the former chancellor of the exchequer, has now fallen foul of London Underground ticket inspectors.

Motoring: My Worst Car - Tim Vincent's Porsche Boxster

I'VE HAD some of the world's worst cars in my driving career, which has included all the usual exploding Metros. It is funny, though, because my best and worst car is the one that I'm driving now

Leopardskin and leather as Loonies mourn Sutch

RETRO-BIKERS met retro-rockers, met Raving Loonies at the funeral of Screaming Lord Sutch in north-west London yesterday, where fans, friends and family bid a characteristically eccentric farewell to Britain's wackiest political figure.

Pile it high, sell it cheap, and make the parking lot big the profits grow

SAM WALTON, who died from bone cancer in 1992, was the personification of the American Dream. Born in March 1918 in Oklahoma his first entrepreneurial foray was from a bicycle - hurling newspapers on to front drives. After the Second World War he built a chain of discount superstores that transformed the retail industry and the suburban landscape of the United States.

Motoring: Protection racket - Armoured cars

Fed up with smashed windows and stolen stereos? Michael Booth meets Andrew Jankel, a specialist in armoured vehicles. Photographs by Dominick Tyler

How to be a subversive: a poetic lesson

Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti stands for all that is anti-establishment. So why did he become San Francisco's official Poet Laureate?

Obituary: Prince Fatafehi Tu'ipelehake

YOU WILL have heard of a president for life - Dr Hastings Banda of Malawi is one example - but maybe not of a prime minister for life. However, that in essence is what could have happened in the last remaining Polynesian kingdom, the Kingdom of Tonga, after Queen Salote died in 1965. She was succeeded as sovereign by her first son and premier, Prince Tupouto'a Tungi. The constitution of Tonga (virtually unchanged since 1875 and allowing no political parties) empowers the head of state to appoint all ministers of the Crown; and in those Friendly Islands of the South Pacific, he or she who appoints does not normally disappoint.

Need to know: The damage

How much does it cost to attend the Oscars? Quentin Fottrell on the price of fame

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
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Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
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David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
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Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
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Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
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Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
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Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

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Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star