Arts and Entertainment Damien Hirst,

Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.

TRIED & TESTED; COME FLY WITH ME

Our panellists breeze through a selection of kites from the professiona l's favourite to the beginner's choice

THE BROADER PICTURE: MICKEY MOUSE'S FUNNY MONEY

Once upon a time, the Anglo-Saxon traveller venturing outside the safe haven of sterling or dollar felt, deep down, that all these little coins in an unfamiliar currency were Mickey Mouse money. Nowadays, in the worldwide scam of vending-machine fraud, a variety of funny money is being used, including one that the big-eared rodent is, literally, helping to produce.

Heroes who don't fade away

IMAGINARY PEOPLE: A Who's Who of Fictional Characters from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day by David Pringle, Scolar Press pounds 29.50

Obituary: Ed Love

Ed Love is not a name well known even to those film-lovers who take notes from the creative credits which flash by all too quickly in the cinema. Television is no help, either, often cutting off credit titles or squashing them into unreadable portions of the screen while using the rest of the space to advertise whatever is coming next. This is especially true of cartoon credits, where even resorting to videos and freeze-frames does not always help. This is even sadder for a long-term animator like Ed Love, whose early work was never credited anyway, and whose later work may well be lost thanks to Hanna-Barbera's latest practice of crediting every name in the company but in ultra-rapid frame flashes.

LETTER : Capital plans

Sir: Exciting times lie ahead for London. Hollywood Hillingdon to the west, Glorious Greenwich to the East. Merrydom for the Millennium.

All not lost for Woosnam

Golf

LETTER:Oxford vs 'Disneyland' - the spires aren't always inspiring

From Mr David Marley

Bluebird sets up Disney link xxxx Bluebird

THE INVESTMENT COLUMN

Letter: Labour's mouse for Edinburgh

From Dr Winnie Ewing, MEP

Art: MICHAEL SANDLE Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Every November, at a certain minute of a certain hour of a certain day, the minds of millions of people around Britain focus on a piece of stone. It might be the Cenotaph in Whitehall or just a simple slab on the wall of a tiny village church. Wherever it is though, whatever its size, its purpose is the same. It is a channel for thought; an aide-memoire to the billions of individual histories and miseries that make up a war.

A Mickey Mouse kind of operation

When the world's favourite theme park opened 40 years ago, mules bit the guests and horses bolted. By Edward Helmore

the big picture: Mickey Mouse and the knights of the round table

When the director of Ghost gets his hand on the legend of King Arthur, Camelot becomes a theme park and the Dark Ages get a coat of whitewash.

`Mickey Mouse' Cup finalists laugh their way to the bank

Measured in terms of the 76,000 crowd expected at Wembley, tomorrow's Auto Windscreens Shield final is as big a match as Britain will stage this season. The attendance is set to top the figure for last month's Coca-Cola Cup final, itself more than double the gate for England's last game.
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