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Outlook A two-footed tackle from behind in football is an aggressive and stupid play because it's liable to leave your team with 10 men. You'd think Mike Ashley would understand that, owning a football team and a sports retailer as he does. But apparently not.

Equestrianism: Tait's title but British excel

BLYTH TAIT regained the world title he won eight years ago in Stockholm after steering his Olympic champion, Ready Teddy, to the smoothest of clear rounds in yesterday's final show jumping phase of the three-day event at the World Equestrian Games here.

Software: A new Office romance

David Fox reviews Microsoft's Mac-loving Office 98 program

Financial secretaries: It pays to be smart in the City; City employers expect staff to have a thorough knowledge of computer software

City+: In the Square Mile your day will rarely go to plan. Annabelle Thorpe talks to the women who keep the wheels of commerce turning

Suite dreams

Office 97

Portable powerhouses

Nick Edmunds reviews the latest notebooks to top the league in PC Magazine

Working out at night school

The machines at the Link FITness club are not for pumping iron, as Dorothy Walker finds out

'So my first question is: what is a CD-Rom?'

They're not just for storing Delia Smith recipes and playing games

briefs: Your number's up

Your number's up

Edinburgh Festival: Stop Calling Me Vernon

Everything fine you've ever heard about the clowning Right Size Company is squeezed in here. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl excel as a third-rate vaudeville act, practising cheesy routines and bickering until their big break arrives. Their willingness to be physically abused is matched only by the inventiveness of their props: a duvet with pillows strapped to their heads and a tiny elastic-hung door are everyday objects in Austin and Porter's implausible world. This is gifted tomfoolery.

Computers: Software with a basic instinct for figures: Spreadsheets are super at calculating figures and excel at presenting them. But Andrew Brown finds they can also complicate matters

THE MAIN reason I use a spreadsheet is that it makes indecent suggestions in the voice of the villainess from Basic Instinct, something accountants too seldom do in my experience.

Home Computer: Open Forum

I think that I may be able to help your correspondents Jane Dalton and M Davies over their problems with diacritical signs (accents) in foreign-language word-processing.
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Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

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Why do we like making lists?

Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
10 best children's nightwear

10 best children's nightwear

Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Roma

Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

Trouble on the Tyne

Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

Last chance to see...

The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
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Truth behind teens' grumpiness

Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

Hacked photos: the third wave

Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?
Royal Ballet star dubbed 'Charlize Theron in pointe shoes' takes on Manon

Homegrown ballerina is on the rise

Royal Ballet star Melissa Hamilton is about to tackle the role of Manon
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Education, education, education

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