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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 children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on