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Middle-class problems: Christmas presents

pounds 7,000 for woman after earwig in M&S chocolate liqueur gave her insect phobia

A WOMAN who developed an insect phobia after consuming a Marks & Spencer liqueur containing an earwig has been paid pounds 7,000 by the high- street chain.

Football: Rangers rampant as Mols strikes

European football: Scottish title holders move closer to Champions' League thanks to Dutch striker

How Osmond gatecrashed the party

"ALLIED HAS tons and tons of shitty pubs in great sites and it is crap at management." It is easy to see why Sir Christopher Hogg, the urbane chairman of Allied Domecq, has never exactly warmed to Punch chairman Hugh Osmond.

Football: Devil of a job for Advocaat

Phil Gordon sees the Rangers coach setting his sights on Europe

Football: Wieghorst stays at Celtic

SCOTTISH LEAGUE

Football: Advocaat angered by dithery defence

DICK ADVOCAAT, the Rangers manager, has criticised his defenders for the over-elaborate football that could scupper the club's title aspirations.

Football: Advocaat happy to stay

DICK ADVOCAAT, the Rangers manager, yesterday hinted that he may be ready to extend his current Ibrox contract which is due to expire at the end of next season.

Football: Advocaat facing disciplinary action

DICK ADVOCAAT, the Rangers manager, will learn next month whether he faces the prospect of overseeing potential Scottish title glory from the stands.

Drink: Getting in the seasonal spirit

Warm yourself on a winter holiday evening with smart new single malt whisky liqueurs. Photograph by Ross Kirkman

Football: Advocaat defends under-fire Amoruso

DICK ADVOCAAT, the Rangers manager, yesterday launched a passionate defence of his captain, Lorenzo Amoruso, on the eve of his team's vital UefaCup tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

FOOTBALL: Advocaat advocates new Negri attitude

THE RANGERS manager, Dick Advocaat, has warned the unsettled Italian striker Marco Negri he faces the prospect of becoming a forgotten talent unless he regains his desire for the game.

Food and Drink: Sweet on sours

For a new twist on a classic cocktail, replace the rye or bourbon in your Whiskey Sour with fruity Pisco brandy from Peru. Illustration by Griff

Places: THE PATIO

With the help of an irresistible selection of flavoured vodkas and bewitching hospitality, Eva and Kaz Michalik have converted West Londoners to traditional Polish cuisine. "When we first opened twelve years ago, Polish food was almost unheard of and it was very difficult for people to eat beetroot," laughs Eva, "but now they love it." Alan Rickman, Ruby Wax and a host of BBC folk have all discovered the pleasure of Eva's company and excellent, home-made victuals. "You know when you've been Eva-d!" said one Patio regular, as a mixture of bison grass vodka, honey liqueur, red bortsch and blinis begin to take effect.

Asia trembles as Japan's air force flies over foreign skies

The former Singaporean prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, Asia's most forthright statesman, once said why Japan should never again be allowed to send troops overseas. It was like "giving liqueur chocolates to a reformed alcoholic".

Sexual harassment charges

The importer and promoter in the United States of the German liqueur Jagermeister is being sued for allegedly sexually harassing workers, including more than 100 promotional models known as "Jagerettes".
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