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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.

Fashion: Little Black Dress or Disco Dolly?

Who will you be at the Christmas party?

My biggest mistake: Lack of confidence that left us behind and in the soup

Simon Bell, 35, left university to join United Biscuits, working in sales for McVities. He moved to Jays UK Ltd as a senior executive, then was appointed sales director of the New Covent Garden Soup Company in 1994. Last year, he became its managing director

Obituary: Sir Wilfrid Bourne

FROM HIS childhood, it was clear that Wilfrid Bourne had a remarkably powerful intellect. While only 10 or 11, he would exchange Greek iambics with his elder brother during their pillow fights, and he never lost his gift for pointed quotation from the Classics. But it is as a pillar of the Lord Chancellor's Department from 1956 to 1982 that he will be remembered.

Companies reporting and economics diary for the week ahead

Today - Interims: Brands Hatch, Caldwell Invs, Global Group, Hughes (J), London & Assoc Prop, Ulster TV.

Property: Hot Spot - Amersham and Chesham, Buckinghamshire: Of edible mice and country men

The Saxons and Romans loved the place. Now it's a haven for London commuters - and the succulent dormouse.

Property Hot Spot - St John's Wood, North London: The Lord's prairie

The streets of one part of London are paved with gold.

The broader picture: In the sky at night

THIS PICTURE of the Westway, the elevated stretch of motorway that arches over west London, is from a set taken by Max Jourdan during this summer's heatwave. He shot most of the pictures while leaning out of his car window, holding the steering wheel with one hand and a Russian panoramic camera in the other. But this one was taken, at about 10pm, from a tower block that borders the road.

Restaurants; Starry, starry night...

Vivienne Heller experiences mid-summer magic in Marylebone

Books: Women who fall for women who play games

Georgiana's Closet by Dale Gunthorp Virago pounds 9.99

BBC is heading for the river

THE BBC is planning to move its entire television, radio and on- line news departments into a purpose-built building with River Thames frontage. The proposal comes just a year after the BBC controversially moved radio news journalists from Broadcasting House in central London into Studio Six - a state-of-the-art, multi-million-pound bi-media news centre five miles away at White City - at a cost of over pounds 20m.

Arts: Looking for a lost England

Mike Westbrook's settings of William Blake are moving audiences to tears, not only by the sublime jazz and visionary verse. They're like a final wail from an almost vanished radical tradition.

Cricket: World Cup - Now Hollioake is in the dock

THE SHADOW of controversy fell across England's fine victory over Sri Lanka at Lord's yesterday. First it was revealed that the International Cricket Council, the world game's governing body, had threatened to suspend any player who used a Slazenger bat that was painted blue then after the match the chairman of selectors, David Graveney, revealed that he had been forced to deal with another disciplinary matter, this time involving Adam Hollioake.

Cricket: ICC leaves players feeling blue

THE SPECTRE of suspension from an unspecified number of World Cup matches hung over three England players, including the captain Alec Stewart yesterday.

An exile from the modern world

Andras Schiff prefers to live in the timeless present of the historical past - which is also one of the things that has drawn the pianist to Chopin, the latest in his series of `love affairs' with composers.

Cricket: MCC officials agree to ballot over future

The MCC have acceded to pressure from their own members and called for a vote of no confidence in the current administration.
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003