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Hard as they battled, Glasgow were no match for a glittering Toulon side, who sailed into the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup as the winners of pool two after a 15-8 victory powered by Jonny Wilkinson’s boot.

Academics 'sold exam papers'

TWO university dons have been accused of selling advance copies of exam papers to students, writes Chris Blackhurst.

Football: Roy the rover's big night: Simon O'Hagan meets the flying Dutchman who is preparing to take wing this week

BRYAN ROY is sitting with his Foggia team-mates in the television lounge of a hotel a few miles outside Parma in northern Italy. It's the night before the Parma-Foggia Serie A match, Roy's last in the league before he joins the Dutch squad for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against England. Naturally, the television is tuned to football - a rainswept Serie B encounter between Pisa and Bari, which Roy shows no reluctance to stop watching. He has seen quite a lot of football already today, including all the goals from the FA Premiership.

FOOD & DRINK / British Classics - Farm-cured ham: No ham like an old ham: Michael Bateman sees the Tamworths graze on a farm where pigs - and meat - are what they used to be

HEAL FARM hams have a rich, subtle, old- fashioned character. They taste the way hams used to taste 50 years ago.

Departures: Flights to Parma

THE ITALIAN flight-only specialist Skybus (071-373 6055) is operating a flight from Luton to Parma every Friday and Monday. Fares start at pounds 184 return.

Travel: Food imports

AT THE start of the year, as we all know, more generous allowances were introduced for people wishing to bring alcohol into the UK from other EC countries. But do the more liberal rules apply to food, asks Shirley Albert, of Eastbourne.

The US Presidential Elections: Rust Belt suburbs tie their future to Democrats

IN THIS little patch of suburban America, eight miles south of the Cleveland skyline and the chill grey-blue waters of Lake Erie beyond, it is the time of year when lawns are being mown for the last time before winter, and great orange pumpkins already adorn those tidy porches in anticipation of Hallowe'en.

Health Update: Cleaning hazard

PEOPLE who work in dry cleaners' may be at risk of kidney failure because of exposure to the solvent perchloroethylene (PCE), say Italian researchers in the Lancet.
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