La Bohÿme, Glyndebourne on Tour, Touring

A cold snap descended on the South Downs for the first night of Glyndebourne on Tour's La Bohème, a revival of David McVicar's 2000 touring production.

Flashes of Howlett light the All Blacks' path to history

New Zealand 21 Australia 17

Rugby Union: Strange days indeed for victorious Vale

Ebbw Vale 20 Llanelli 19

REAL SHOPPING: STYLE POLICE - No frills, but lots of thrills

Sequins and satin are for girlies and old ladies, says JAMES SHERWOOD. Real women know that less is more

Columns: Burning down the house

THIS WEEK I have one word to say to you: arson.

COMPETITION LITERALLY LOST: 88

This excerpt has been taken from a work of travel literature. Readers are invited to tell us: a) where is the action taking place? b) who is the author? Blackwell's Bookshops will award pounds 30-worth of book tokens to the first correct answer out of the hat. Answers on a postcard to: Literally Lost, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Usual competition rules apply. Entries to arrive by this Thursday. Literally lost 87: The book was My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. The action took place in Corfu. The winner is Anne Hindsey of Gawsworth, Cheshire.

A human Russian doll comes to life

BY COUTURE show standards the setting was a relatively small room. But it was adequately grand, coated in gilt and hung with dripping chandeliers. On a pedestal at the centre of a square stage lay a single pair of shoes. Evidently no ordinary event. But then, this was couture Viktor & Rolf style.

The Critics: Theatre: Proof that Nunn is at his best

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High School Shooting: Columbine High riven by tensions

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