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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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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable