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CLUB: PICK OF THE WEEK: DEFECTED @ pacha

Defected make their first appearance at Pacha tonight, with the big guns in tow. Joey Negro (below) headlines an event that is guaranteed to be standing-room only. On any other night his supporting cast of Dimitri from Paris and CJ Mackintosh would take centre stage, but Joe Punter will not be complaining. Add Simon Dunmore and Soul Together to the list and you'll happily dip into your wallet.

Abrasive Bates leaves Leeds fans in the dark

As Ken Bates took his public bow as the new chairman and co-owner of Leeds United yesterday, he invoked Cilla Black's famous catchphrase to tell the ailing club's fans: "We're gonna have a lorra lorra laughs." On the evidence of a combative, tetchy and thoroughly unenlightening press conference, his reign threatens to be about as amusing as a punch in the face.

Exodus continues at Castleford

Two more players have left relegated Castleford to rejoin their former clubs as the Tigers prepare for their first season outside Super League.

Lillie's Bordello, late-night haunt of Ireland's glitterati, seeks new lover of plush Victoriana

The apex of celebrity nightlife in Ireland, where international and local stars mingle until the early hours, is about to change hands after a decade at the top of the elite social scene.

The Best Resort For: Ski Reps

Zermatt, Switzerland

Parliament: Equal Opportunities: Tory MP to lead attack on male- only clubs

A TORY MP aims to introduce legislation to ban all-male clubs following admissions by some ministers that barring women from full membership was an "anachronism".

Letter: Perfect shave

Sir Regarding "perfect pitch" (letters, 9, 11 November), as a club manager I once briefly shared a dressing room with the late great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. He pointed out that my electric razor was in E flat.

CLUB OF THE WEEK: FUTURE FUNK @ K bar

Despite its Thursday night slot, a few hundred regulars in Fulham have made Future Funk at K Bar one of the best attended nights in the capital.

Grade puts night clubs and bars up for sale

FIRST LEISURE said yesterday that it is planning to spin off its night club and bars division and reinvent itself as a pure health clubs business. The decision comes less than a week after the group called off talks about merging its health clubs with the rival leisure group Cannons after failing to agree terms.

Personal finance: Burn off fat, not money

Keeping fit can come at a price, so shop around for a gym, says Paul Dinsdale

First Leisure shares up on bid talk

SHARES IN First Leisure, the bingo, nightclubs and ten- pin bowling group chaired by Michael Grade, rose by almost 11 per cent yesterday following reports of a possible pounds 500m hostile bid for the company. Analysts said they expected First Leisure to slim its operations down but that there would be few takers for the low-growth bingo operations.

Clubs; AFTER DARK

The Sound Republic is a new venue situated in the heart of London W1. Its development and projected audience have been shrouded in secrecy and rumour since plans were first announced. Now, it's finally open.
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