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Two out of three children admit to cheating in school sports because they feel under pressure to win, according to a survey to be released today.

The Weasel: London calling

Though the phrase is blithely tossed about, I cannot fathom out how high-fliers manage to "divide their time" between, say, "an ocean cottage in Malibu and a townhouse in Knightsbridge". Any attempt to shift between our humble dwellings in south London and North Yorkshire involves a logistical exercise on much the same scale as Operation Overlord. For some reason, we find it impossible to make the 250-mile journey unaccompanied by a scarcely conceivable amount of clothing, books, computers and emergency provisions of bacon and cheese. Since Yorkshire is not short of these comestibles, it is far from unknown for them to make the round trip, in much the same way as Norwegian aquavit is matured by being used as ballast on merchant vessels bound for Australia.

'Natives' priced out of property market, says Ritchie (although it's not a problem for him)

Guy Ritchie has complained that British people are being priced out of the property market by "big money" foreigners who arebuying all the desirable properties in central London.

Something to declare: Terminal 5/Caledonian Canal/Shropshire

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Something for the weekend

Under a Fiver
2006 Coteaux du Tricastin, Delas
Well worth taking advantage of, this Easter discount, which started yesterday, offers the chance to pick up the Rhône wine merchant Delas' powerfully spicy, peppery blend of grenache, syrah and cinsault at a less than full-bodied price.
£6.99, buy 2 = £4.99, to 7 April, Majestic

L'Autre Pied: Foot fault

L'Autre Pied, 5 Blandford Street, London W1, 020 7486 9696

Eric Bedser

Elder of the identical cricketing twins who played for Surrey and represented a particular Fifties integrity

Last Chance To Buy: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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The Weasel: Tell 'em about the honey, Mummy

For those over 45, `smoothie' calls to mind Michael Aspel rather than a drink

Lt-Col John Stephenson

Former Secretary of the MCC

Pooley's tale givena timely retelling

An 1873 scandal reminds us that betting misdeeds are nothing new
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