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CHARLIE DIMMOCK and her green-fingered team have taken the televised horticultural makeover to new heights by creating a garden for Nelson Mandela.

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CHARLIE DIMMOCK and her green-fingered team have taken the televised horticultural makeover to new heights by creating a garden for Nelson Mandela.

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NAME: ANNE McMANUS

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TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES SAVOY THEATRE LONDON

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NAME: JIM AND EILEEN MACLEOD

Pop: Live: All done in the best possible taste

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Football: Queen'sdraw fans to palace

Queen's Park 1 Whelan 45 Forfar 1 Taylor 29 Half-time: 1-1 Attendance: 818

M&S takes wraps off new store design

MARKS & SPENCER unveiled another element of its recovery strategy yesterday when it took the wraps off a new store design in the City of London. The store on Finsbury Pavement near Liverpool Street station only opened four years ago but has been given a major facelift to give it a brighter, more modern look.

Scottish parliament set for image makeover

AFTER A two-month holiday, the Scottish parliament today begins work on a swathe of new legislation in an attempt to deflect accusations of ``skiving''.
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