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Environment: Rat tsar needed to clear sewers

The time may be ripe for a `rat tsar' to crack down on the booming population of rodents, a conference in London heard yesterday.

Suits you, Sir. Double vent for the banker's bottom

Big bottomed bankers are wearing double-vented jackets to accommodate their bulging posteriors, while lawyers favour single vents to emphasise their svelte profiles, according to a new survey from the tailor Norton & Townsend.

THEATRE Dona Rosita The Almeida, London

You pity the poor soul who has to water the set at the Almeida at the moment. For Phyllida Lloyd's production of Dona Rosita, The Spinster, the stage has been spectacularly transformed into a garden courtyard in Granada, all terracotta tiles and wrought-iron furniture and, against the brickwall at the back, shelf upon shelf groaning with greenery and multifarious potted plants. This secluded paradise becomes a self-imposed prison for the heroine of Lorca's rarely performed play.

books: Search for the hero

Michele Roberts relishes some fragments of madeleine; How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton, Picador, pounds 12.99 Out of Sheer Rage: in the shadow of D H Lawrence by Geoff Dyer, Little, Brown, pounds 16.99

DUANE HANSON: BODY-BUILDER EXTRAORDINAIRE

The Saatchi gallery will be full of polyester people this week, but don't worry - the chic north London space isn't going to the dogs. The venue is staging this country's first exhibition by American artist Duane Hanson, a sculptor skilled at embalming life-size middle-class American folk in polyester and resin.

LEADING ARTICLE : Some mother's grandmother

How exciting it has been to learn that 9,000-year-old Cheddar Man is directly linked to 42-year-old Cheddar man, Adrian Targett, a teacher. Instant history lessons have abounded. Our ancestors, or Adrian's, seem like fascinating acquaintances, friends of the family even ("They ate nuts and beavers, and only just missed meeting the woolly mammoth, such a pity," we might gossip). Here is Dr Larry Barham, archaeology lecturer at Bristol university, enthusing: "You could put a suit on him and he wouldn't look out of place in an office. In fact he probably wore tailored clothes of leather or skins sewn together". We all feel connected, part of Adrian's extended hunter-gatherer family, and, indeed, as scientists have started to think about it a little more, it emerges that we probably all are connected, there being so many of us in the 20th century and so few of them - Cheddar Men and Women, that is - in 7150BC.

The enduring treasure of Pandora's box

Needlework cases, the standby of Victorian ladies, have soared in value. Wyn Carr reports

Yorkshire Water Services's licence modified by Ofwat

Yorkshire Water Services's licence was modified yesterday by the director general of Ofwat, in a move which is equivalent to a pounds 40m "fine." The changes are in response to Ofwat's investigations into the performance of Yorkshire Water and its subsidiary, Yorkshire Water Services, which found "serious failures by the company in controlling leakage, minimising supply interruptions and controlling flooding from sewers," according to Ofwat.

Workers sweat at home for pounds 9 a week

Britain's 1.2 million homeworkers are worse off than they were a century ago with some earning as little as 15p an hour, according to an investigation by the National Group of Homeworking, writes Barrie Clement.

Where hope begins with slave wages

Tim McGirk in Govindpuri reports on life and work in a sweatshop

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Children dragged out of sewers

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RETURN OF THE KILLER SUITS

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