Athletics: Radcliffe set for golden exchange

After two silvers, Britain's premier cross-country runner is stronger than ever.

Travel: An Oasis in the Heart of the City

IT WASN'T meant to be like this. It was meant to emerge in a blaze of hot sunshine, dusty and musky, pampering the senses with colour and perfume. Palm trees still in the dry air. The hot sensation of something exotic.

Travel: With Atlas at its shoulder

Hippies, hashish and hassle, the stereotyped image of Marrakesh lives on. But, as Francine Stock discovered, it can make for an ideal, if unusual, family holiday, while Antonia Donajgrodzka found a tranquil retreat in Yves Saint Laurent's garden

COMPETITION: LITERALLY LOST 68

This excerpt has been taken from a work of travel literature. Readers are invited to tell us: a) where is the action taking place? b) who is the author? Blackwell's Bookshops will award pounds 30-worth of book tokens to the first correct answer out of the hat. Answers on a postcard to: Literally Lost, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Usual competition rules apply. Entries to arrive by this Thursday. Literally lost 67: The book was `Marrakech' by George Orwell. The action took place in Morocco. The winner is Simon Forster of Cambridgeshire.

ATHLETICS: Milestone triumph for Tromans

GLYN TROMANS is a good advertisement for cardiac surgery. Since undergoing two operations in 1996 to eradicate an extra valve in his heart, the Coventry Godiva runner has made what he describes as a "major breakthrough", and on Saturday he picked up his first British title to earn himself a place at next month's World Cross-Country Championships in Belfast.

Travel: Bothered and bewitched in Morocco

Women can brush off the macho hustlers in the souks by applying a few basic rules, writes Elizabeth Heathcote

Films: Dreams of love without muddle

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Film: The human volcano

Said Taghmaoui's anger first exploded on to our screens in La Haine. Hollywood has been on his trail ever since, but Morocco's first bona fide film star is the last person to compromise with 'show business'.

Travel: Here's some we didn't do earlier

The film Hideous Kinky has triggered a rush to Morocco. Guide- book writer Barnaby Rogerson offers the latest insider advice

Travel: Up, up and away

From the plains of Ecuador to the icy deserts of Antarctica, the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has trained his lens on some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Here is a selection of his aerial images

Athletics: Hail Milion, the new Gebrselassie

Simon Turnbull looks at a runner who could be in a world of his own

Branson record bid airborne

RICHARD BRANSON and his round-the-world balloon crew were yesterday heading towards the Middle East after a perfect morning launch.

Fashion: Hippie chick horror

The boho bandwagon is one to be missed, says James Sherwood. Keep the kaftans in Morocco where they belong

Travel: Everything's lovely in the secret garden

Jonathan Gregson escapes Morocco's midday heat and steps into the cool oases of the country's hidden private gardens

Travel Long Haul: Where castles made of sand slip into the sea

The Moroccan port of Essaouira has been a Portuguese colony, hippy hangout and inspiration for Jimi Hendrix.
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