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LETTERS: Men and women club together

From Mr Robert F Newell Sir: Vicky Ward states that it is not only the Oxford and Cambridge, but almost all the London Clubs that are impervious to society and that most women don't really give a fig about joining London's clubland. I would have to disagree as, of the 51 clubs that form the Association of London Clubs, there are at least 12 that accept women as full members. The Royal Over-Seas League, of which I am the Secretary, has thousands of clubbable women members who share the facilities with their clubbable gentlemen counterparts in perfect harmony. I am sure this applies also to the other clubs where they are welcomed as full members.

Etc ..: Spanking clubs

Private CP (corporal punishment) parties do happen in and around London, but are strictly invitation only. Expert advice (don't ask) suggests hanging out at a few of the more mainstream fetish clubs listed should result in an invitation to a perfectly spanking do.

Unsung Resorts: Try Hinterglemm

SAALBACH and Hinterglemm, neighbours with a large, shared circuit of skiing in the amiable Austrian mountains near Kitzbuhel, merged their identities a few years ago in preparation for jointly hosting the 1991 World Championships. Saalbach always comes first (first in their shared double-barrelled name, first as you drive up the valley), yet Hinterglemm would be my preference. Saalbach has the better nightlife, but Hinterglemm has direct access to the excellent north-facing skiing on Zwolferkogel, and less queue-prone access to the rest. Its nursery slopes get less sun than those of slightly lower Saalbach, which is an advantage for most of the season. And the construction of a tunnel removing valley traffic from the village centre has made it a much more pleasant place to stroll around. To clinch the matter, prices here are lower than in more fashionable Saalbach.

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Recovery: Clubbers get down as the economy turns up: Fresh activity on the disco floor is a reliable indicator

ANYONE looking for further signs of economic recovery need go no further than their local night-club. The mandarins at the Treasury may not agree, but the country's 1,800 discotheques see themselves as a very reliable economic indicator.

Fashion: They name it, you wear it

HOT PANTS, Flares and Belly-Button not only describe club fashion right now, but are also the names of some of the funkiest clubs in town, writes Emma Goodman.

Seven shot dead in nightclub

Two men described as Hispanics, who were apparently thrown out of a nightclub in California, returned and shot dead seven of the staff, Reuters reports from Fresno.

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