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You couldn't make it up

Monica in a sex comedy romp? Smart girl, says Cayte Williams - there's money to be made in self-parody

Media: The merchant of doom

Mazher Mahmood of the News of the World uses subterfuge to nail the bad guys. But how does he decide what's in the public interest and what's a stitch-up? By Rachelle Thackray

Warning by doctors on millennium baby hype

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

Millennium baby attempts `risky'

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

The knack How to kiss and tell, by Max Clifford

"Think carefully before you do anything. There can be a lot of minuses: you're washing your dirty laundry in public, everybody will know your business, the other person will come back with all kinds of accusations about you, you'll cause embarrassment to your relations, and it could spoil your career because people will think you can't be trusted. You can't ensure that once you've told you'll be perceived in a positive light because, generally speaking, there's not a lot of sympathy for people who kiss and tell. Some people try and kickstart a career this way, but I would say nine times out of 10 it's a bad move.

Focus: Babies mean big bucks

If you are famous, your infant can earn a million - if you're not, but he (or she) is cute, that can make you rich too

Media: Crisis? What crisis?

We all make mistakes. But if you're skilful they need not cost you your job.

The Hoddle Sacking: The Pitch: Reid is choice of City headhunters

Sunderland manager has the necessary respect within game says specialist recruitment firm. By Nick Harris

The Bramley Affair: The PR Battle - Now everyone wants a slice of the children

WHEN THE Bramleys first disappeared with Jade and Hannah Bennett, it appeared to be a straightforward dispute between them and the social services. In the long weeks that followed it became a tangled web of blame, sympathy, indignation and outrage as those with even the most tenuous of links to the little girls pitched into the battle over what should become of them.

The Bramley Affair: Timetable of events

MARCH 1998

Family on the run: A letter ends the nightmare

THE DECISIVE moment in convincing the Bramleys finally to come out of hiding was the open letter to them written by Liz Railton, director of Cambridgeshire social services, which offered the couple the hope of keeping their foster children, writes Julian Kossoff.

Rival PR men fight over runaway family

JEFFREY and Jennifer Bramley, on the run with their two foster children, have launched a media campaign for public sympathy, writes Julian Kossoff.

Kebabs and Wilde totty

`Ah, the exquisite Richard Littlejohn,' he would murmur, `the ineffable in pursuit of the unsayable'

Boycott gets second media innings with Talk Radio

GEOFFREY BOYCOTT'S exile to the commentary wilderness for beating his former mistress lasted just three days. Talk Radio announced yesterday that it was hiring the disgraced former England batsman.
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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

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