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A man with a bloodied knife flees moments after a reveller is stabbed at the Notting Hill Carnival.

Knocking on the door of fame and glamour

THE MOST expensive front door in the British Isles is going on sale on 9 December. It is being auctioned at Christie's in London and is expected to reach pounds 6,000, despite being nondescript, plainly designed and made of wood, rather than being (as you might expect) some posh compound of ebony and mother-of-pearl. The only thing going for it is that it's blue and just-about-recognisable as the front door through which Hugh Grant wafts and dithers in the hit movie Notting Hill.

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Obituary: The Very Rev Randolph Wise

RANDOLPH WISE was not the first nor the most obvious choice when he was appointed Dean of Peterborough at the end of 1980, but he proved to be the best. From the time of his installation on St Benedict's Day (21 March) 1981, he readily identified with the Benedictine inheritance of the former abbey, now a cathedral of the New Foundation, and moulded a living community which prayed and worked together. He took his time, knowing what he wanted, but seeking consensus and always being prepared to listen to others.

Books: Petty theft, pornography and pantomime subversion

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`Notting Hill' team searches for another record breaker

MEMBERS OF the team behind Notting Hill, which this week became the most successful British movie ever, are hoping to emulate its success with an assortment of new projects.

Tories seek inquiry into new Mandelson claims

PETER MANDELSON'S hopes of a smooth return to the Cabinet suffered a fresh blow yesterday when the Tory Party called for a full inquiry into alleg- ations that he had avoided paying stamp duty on his new home.

Mandelson instigated pounds 373,000 home loan, reveals Robinson

GEOFFREY ROBINSON will attempt to scupper Peter Mandelson's return to the Cabinet with a forthcoming book containing new revelations about the undeclared pounds 373,000 loan that forced both men to resign from the Government.

Event: Portobello festival

Even West Londoners deserve better than the twee reputation accorded to them by the recent Notting Hill. The fourth Portobello Festival should paint a more representative portrait of the area with its diverse portfolio of cultural events. A free concert on Portobello Green kicks the Dr Martens- sponsored festival off to a flying start (tonight, 8pm) with a performance from Peruvian guitarist Mano Ventura. Meanwhile, The Portobello Film and Video Festival will be showcasing short independent films. And it's not just the residents who will be cheered by the Festival - artist Claire Brew is even attempting to brighten up the Westway with a free-standing neon installation beneath the bridge.

Book Review: Mixed company for the lonely Londoners

Andrea Henry visits two sides of the black metropolis - the threatening estate, and the enchanting street; Society Within by Courttia Newland Abacus, pounds 9.99, 310pp; The Street by Biyi Bandele Picador, pounds 10, 292pp

Film: Britcom targets the big screen

As 'Notting Hill' cleans up in America, Louise Jury reports on the stars of TV comedy who have their sights set higher

Film: They weren't all 'Life of Brian'

REMEMBER Lenny Henry transformed by latex into a white man in True Identity, his 1991 foray into Hollywood? Or Rik Mayall in Drop Dead Fred, a film condemned by Halliwell's Film Guide as a "singularly tasteless comedy, lacking any vestige of wit"?

`Notting Hill' tops $100m in America

THE ROMANTIC comedy movie Notting Hill has become the first British film to break through the $100m (pounds 64m) barrier at the US box office.

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Mandelson hid mortgages from lender

PETER MANDELSON took out four home loans worth almost pounds 600,000 and failed to tell his mortgage lender about three of them, a Commons committee revealed yesterday.

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