Sport The altered Tube map to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and the London Underground

Footballing greats replace each of the 367 station names, but the real names unfortunately won't be changing anytime soon

Fashion: Teenage shopping heaven

Paul Smith childrenswear, from 44 Floral Street, London WC2, Metropolis, 24 Deansgate, Manchester; Joanna's Tent, 289b Kings Road, London SW3 and stockists nationwide, for enquiries call 0171-379 7133.


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Walk indirectly to jail

Last Saturday, an important principle was established: using only public transport and a pair of stout walking shoes, it is possible to visit all the locations on a Monopoly board in a day, William Hartston passed Go but did not collect pounds 200.

LETTER : Turn a deaf ear to beggars

Sir: Being profoundly deaf myself, I read your report of the plight of the deaf and mute Mexicans who were lured to New York and pressed into begging gangs ("Slaves of New York freed", 21 July). I assumed it couldn't happen here; I attributed it to an exploitative and violent culture of a socially backward country.

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Dame Edna to pick a pocket or two

Dame Edna Everage's alter ego Barry Humphries yesterday returned to a role he last played 30 years ago - Fagin in the West End musical production of Oliver!

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Ready to wear: Get in lines

What could be more honest than stripes? There is nothing pretentious about them, they suit everyone and they don't care how old you are. Stripes are also always in, which is jolly handy if, like me, you'd rather be indoors quaffing red wine and mashed potatoes than outside shopping for the latest fashions. Why they've become particularly en mode again is anybody's guess. Forget all those ridiculous rules about not wearing horizontal stripes if you're tubby. Forget them. Stripes can be worn by everyone, any way up you please, in whatever colour. Apart, of course, from 6ft, size 10 women, because they will look like tampons in jazzy packaging.

Cash-cuts threat to Tube services under threat

London Underground passengers face a poorer service with slower trains, broken escalators and unmodernised stations because of cutbacks in investment over the next three years, London Transport chiefs warned MPs yesterday.

Travel: The curious question of French swimwear

This column has no intention of turning into men's fashion corner, but I must bring you an update on male swimwear in France. You may recall a fortnight ago that the Independent photographer Brian Harris met his waterborne Waterloo at a camp site swimming pool in France, where he and his son were ejected for wearing baggy (and hyper-trendy) swimwear. They were transgressing an arcane French law which insists on regular figure- hugging trunks.

Benetton backing Britain

One of the world's best known and most controversial fashion firms will give a big vote of confidence to Britain's economy on Thursday when the largest Benetton megastore in the world opens in Oxford Circus, writes Paul Rodgers.

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When an MP gets taken for a ride

It happens about once a year. The Government gets interested in bicycles. It realises that there is a large bicycling lobby out there. That there must be some reason Channel 4 covers the Tour de France. That if everyone had a bike, we wouldn't need money spent on roads. That ...


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