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

JFK slumping forward. Jackie scrambling back. Twenty-six seconds of blurred film footage still replaying in the minds of Americans 35 years after it was shot. A priceless piece of history. But one that now comes with an $18.5 million price tag

Thirty-five years ago this Sunday, an unassuming Dallas dressmaker named Abraham Zapruder decided to take advantage of the location of his office. It was just off Dealey Plaza, across the road from the School Books Depository Building. Later that morning, President John F Kennedy would be passing by in an open-top limousine. He would take a few moments off to go outside and witness the motorcade.

The damage: More than half a million people die in Britain every year. Melanie Clulow looks at the grave business of going out in style

Since the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, last year, "Candle in the Wind" has replaced "Abide with Me" as Britain's favourite send- off song. But the British approach to funerals was already undergoing a transformation before that.

The dizzy life of Davos man

Every year, on a magic Alpine mountain, the monarchs of capitalism assemble their courtiers and meet to plot all our futures. Is the world safe in their hands? Richard Sennett thinks not

Diana bodyguard to sue Paris Ritz

TREVOR REES-JONES, the bodyguard who survived the crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, brought a legal action yesterday against the Ritz Hotel in Paris for its role in events leading to the accident. The move could lead to criminal charges against senior managers of the hotel, which is owned by Mr Rees-Jones' former employer, Mohamed al-Fayed.

Pay now, get buried later

Pre-paid plans ensure that you get tomorrow's service at today's prices, writes Sarah Jagger

All abroad for the best year of your life

For some, a year off between school and university or starting work is the chance to have a really big adventure. But you don't have to cross whole continents for it, as Serena Kutchinsky explains

Diana inquiry: Rival camps play out the drama on the small screen

YESTERDAY'S meeting of the main surviving players in the drama surrounding the death of the Princess of Wales was the culmination of a week of claim, counter-claim and recrimination.

Rolls-Royce sale expected this week

VICKERS will announce the identity of the new owner of the Rolls- Royce car maker this week.

Small, cute and sexy - a rare breed

Kitten heels are sexy stilettos that you can actually walk in. If you can find a pair, that is

Film: Waiting for Oscar

Oscarologists are already denoting 1998 the year of the Brit, but don't they say that every year? Four out of the five nominees for Best Actress are from these shores, but the pessimistic money is on Helen Hunt for her role in As Good As It Gets. Lest we forget, in 1984 the Union Jack all but monopolised the Best Actor nominations: Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney were up for The Dresser, Michael Caine for The Honorary Consul and Tom Conti for Reuben Reuben. But the winner was Robert Duvall for his all-American C&W drunkard in Tender Mercies. And let's not forget last year's haul of nominations for Brenda Blethyn, Emily Watson and Kristin Scott Thomas, who collectively lost out to Frances McDormand. Scratch the surface of every British actor who says on the day that they're simply happy to participate in this uniquely American celebration, and underneath there's a cynic who sees the event for what it really is. What Colin Welland really meant is that the British are coming second.

This little piggy had a sorry end

TO THE Belgo Centraal, an alleg-edly famous restaurant in Cov- ent Garden, to meet a President Clinton lookalike (though not behavealike, of course) in the shape of Robert Sturdy, the Tory MEP for East Anglia, or some such vast tract of the countryside - much of which he owns. It seems that Comrade Sturdy, who made his fortune out of renting road-rollers to unsuspecting councils, had one of those escaped Tamworth-style pigs on his north Yorkshire farm. As a piggy-wig should, it lived in the woods by day and devoured his potato fields by night. And, like a true tyke romantic, Sturdy had it shot. Small wonder that he chose the wild boar sausages for lunch.

Advice to ministers: spend less on yourselves

Memorandum from the PM

Ministers too fond of their limousines

Half a million civil servants have been told to let the train take the strain. But the message has not reached some parts of the Cabinet, parliamentary answers have revealed.

SEEN & HEARD

Baroness Blackstone, the cerebral minister in charge of trying to bring drop-outs back to learning, had her own brush with disaffected youth. As her ministerial limousine stopped at traffic lights in north London, three young squeegee merchants started to clean the car windows. One of them looked about ten and the others were not much older.

people in fashion; The man who makes the fabrics of society

Nigel Atkinson's luxurious fabrics have graced many a runway - for other designers. His own creations are just as covetable. Imogen Fox reports
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Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

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Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
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Marks and Spencer

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'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue