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United up the pace to leave Club America awe-struck

Manchester United 3 Club America 1

How to win an award

The British Press Awards are tonight

LA police in mire of widespread corruption

IT IS unlikely to be a happy new year for the Los Angeles police. Already mired in one of the worst corruption scandals in its history, the force had hoped to kick off the new millennium with a relatively straightforward, headline-catching vice case - the trial of Jody "Babydol" Gibson, a Hollywood madam in the Heidi Fleiss tradition with, it is alleged, a tantalising client list of the rich and famous.

LA police rocked by new claims of brutality

SEVEN YEARS after police brutality triggered the worst riots in Los Angeles' history, the city's police department is being rocked by a massive corruption scandal. Former officers admit fabricating evidence against suspected gang members, assaulting and shooting suspects without justification, then framing them for crimes they did not commit.

Flat Earth: San Diego blues

San Diego hasn't been the same since its harbour traffic veered north to Los Angeles and its naval base was cut back at the end of the Cold War. So, to cheer itself up, the southernmost of southern California's cities has decided to look for an official song.

Media: Warning: the Internet will eat your advertising

The Net has started to devour the classified revenue of the US press. So will their British counterparts suffer a similar fate?

Travel: Short breaks - 48 hours in LA

Actors sipping tall skinny lattes, muscle men on Venice Beach, Pretty Women shopping in Rodeo Drive: a visit to LA is the ultimate California experience. By Aoife O'Riordain

Swimming: Heyns again breaks world record twice

THE SOUTH AFRICAN Penny Heyns twice broke the world record in the 100 metres breaststroke here on Sunday, just a day after twice breaking the world record in the 200m event.

She's back! (Did you know she was gone?)

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ObituARY: Jean Vander Pyl

HOW MANY syllables are there in the name Fred? One? Not if you are a fan of The Flintstones. You would know there are two: "Fre-" and "- Ed". That was the way Jean Vander Pyl pronounced it and she should know. She was Wilma, the wife of Fred, head of the Caveman clan, living in the Stone Age city of Bedrock.
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us