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Stolen Eric Gill mural found in back of a van

A MURAL created by one of Britain's finest sculptors and valued at pounds 1.5m has been found in the back of a van in West Yorkshire, 11 months after its bizarre theft.

Sailing: Ludlow bows out at the summit

One man's 15-year obsession came to an ecstatic end in the Three Peaks Yacht Race.

Talk Radio to buy Oyston station

Talk Radio to buy Oyston station

GPs fear pay bill will cause drug rationing

THE DEPARTMENT of Health is investigating claims that family doctors will have to ration drugs to fund inflation-busting pay rises for nurses and other NHS staff.

Ministers refuse to close secure hospital hijacked by paedophiles

THE DISASTROUS failure of a top-security mental hospital to control some of Britain's most dangerous criminals was revealed in a report yesterday that described how it became an outpost of the pornography industry.

Oil round open

THE GOVERNMENT has opened the 18th Seaward Petroleum Licensing Round. In a written parliamentary answer, Trade and Industry Minister John Battle said applications are now open for unlicensed acreage in the northern, central, and southern North Sea, and in the northern half of the Irish Sea, Liverpool bay and Morecambe Bay.

Hospital `closures' list leaves Tories blushing

JOHN MAPLES, the Tory health spokesman, was left with a red face last night after publishing a "dossier" of more than 100 hospital closures and cuts, allegedly planned by the health secretary, which included one hospital closed under the last Tory government.

Food: Spring bulbs

Some vegetables are just too good to eat with meat. By Simon Hopkinson

Restaurants: Off-colour - The future isn't Orange Balloon for Caroline Stacey

Orange Balloon is the name of a new chain setting out to colour the country as ubiquitously and even more brightly than Cafe Rouge. So far there are two: one in Tonbridge, Kent, the other in Twickenham, Middlesex, but they won't be alone for long; the plan is to open a dozen between now and next November, and to have 50 by the millennium. Already, Orange Balloon isn't just a restaurant, it's a jolly catch-all concept ready to be rolled out more confidently than Red Barrel.

Outdoors: Brief encounter with shifting sands

Continuing his series on great short railway journeys, Matthew Brace enjoys a nostalgic trip around Morecambe Bay on a scenic line to the Lakelands.
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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

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