Travel Vibrant Guangzhou

Adjust your body clock and explore an exciting city en route, says Simon Calder

Banished islanders win right of appeal

IN AN HISTORIC legal decision, an Indian Ocean islander yesterday won the right to bring a High Court case against theGovernment for expelling him and hundreds of others from their homes to make way for a US military base.

Football: Wales told to play at Anfield

WALES ARE considering an appeal against Uefa's decision to prevent them from playing their European Championship qualifier with Denmark in their capital. Football's European governing body is insisting the fixture, on 9 June, will have to be played at Anfield - the original venue - despite Wales' pleas to be allowed to stage the match in Cardiff.

Mauritius riots over singer's death

Mauritius riots over singer's death

Travel: What's love got to do with it?

A long-awaited honeymoon in Mauritius was a chance to mix business and pleasure for Keith Richards and his new (ish) bride

Parliament: Ministerial Travel: Brown's pounds 20,000 bill for private flights under fire

THE ROW over ministerial travel deepened yesterday when the Tories stepped up pressure on Gordon Brown to answer questions about his own arrangements.

Football around the world: Africa - Eritrea and Mauritius shock the giants of Africa

ERITREA AND Mauritius enjoyed success in the African Nations' Cup qualifiers at the weekend, embarrassing two of the continent's 1998 World Cup finalists.

Staying In: Interview - John Thomson: The very fast show

John Thomson is one of our most versatile comedy actors - the bloke next door with a cool catchphrase. And he's a jazz drummer. No, really ...

The weeds shall inherit the Earth

We are presiding over one of the great mass extinctions of recorded time, writes David Quammen. 150 years from now, more than half of the world's species are likely to have been wiped out. Eventually, the only survivors will be the versatile and aggressive, the 'superweeds' such as cats, rats, cockroaches - and humans

Nicole Kidman? Give me an old bag

HANDS UP EVERYONE who came down to breakfast this morning and someone else told you their dream. Quite so, and it won't do. There's only one acceptable dream to recount, and it goes "I dreamt you were making love to me, and it was catastrophically, oceanically wonderful." I was going to say that that one only works if it's someone you actually want to be dreaming about you, but then I thought, no, hell, it doesn't matter. There are probably goats who dream about me. Probably mullet. Anything. I am glad that their dreams are so blissful.

Mauritius too hectic? Escape here

Katerina Roberts sits under the sighing casuarina trees of Rodrigues, hunts the solitaire and listens for fruit bats

Turbo-charged tortoises overtaken by man

THEY WERE built for speed, moved in herds, and could reach up into trees for their food. They ruled their domain for millions of years.

Tall toddlers `more likely to grow into delinquents'

TALL YOUNGSTERS who crave stimulation stand a greater than average chance of turning into classroom bullies and possibly even violent criminals, a controversial new study suggests.

Bid for Lonhro Africa looks increasingly likely

GEORGE SOROS-BACKED Blakeney Management yesterday confirmed its interest in Lonhro and Lonhro Africa, heightening speculation that a bid for the Lonhro Africa could soon emerge.

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