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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.

Football: Petrie takes advantage

Rangers 1 Van Bronckhorst 16 Dunfermline Athletic 1 Petrie 76 Attendance: 47,465

Asda slices open the protected market for Parma ham

THE COURT of Appeal struck a blow yesterday for the democratisation of high-class food when it ruled that Asda could sell cut-price Parma ham sliced and packaged in this country.

Football: Frugal Parma entertain Milan

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Football: Amoruso confident Scots will progress

LORENZO AMORUSO is optimistic that Rangers can book a place in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup for next spring.

Football: Wallace gives Advocaat a fighting chance

Rangers 1 Parma 1

Football: Club deny Baggio's knife claims

WISLA KRAKOW yesterday admitted that Parma's Dino Baggio was struck by a metal object thrown from the crowd during their Uefa Cup draw on Tuesday, but have denied the Italian was injured by a knife.

Football: Zidane battling back

ITALIAN FOOTBALL

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Think you know all about pizza? Well, think again. What you're being fobbed off with is utterly alien to the real thing - crisp, expertly baked and topped with the finest fresh ingredients

Europe: The exquisite charm of Parma

Elegant, dignified and secretive, this Italian city has architectural glories to rival those of its cheese and ham, writes Natasha Edwards

Parma drama ends in victory for supermarket

Italian meat producers failed yesterday in a High Court bid to stop the Asda supermarket chain from slicing and packaging Parma ham in Britain. Ian Burrell reports on a case which became known as the Barmy Parma Drama.

Saturday Story: How the flying pigs became a crackling good tale

The Saturday Story

Football: Asprilla's new tune hits the wrong note with Toon Army

The two things the supporters of Newcastle United Football Club least expected to have to contemplate this season were relegation and the departure of Faustino Asprilla.

Football: Asprilla ready to return to Parma for pounds 7.3m

Faustino Asprilla, Newcastle United's Colombian international striker, is returning to Parma in a surprise pounds 7.3m transfer that was agreed last night.

Parma drama brings a slice of life to court

Italian Parma ham, the most expensive product to come from a pig, was at the centre of a High Court battle yesterday over the vexed question of whether the traditional antipasto may legitimately be sliced in Wiltshire.

Romanians get royal visit

Romania's former king arrived to spend his first Christmas in Romania since he was forced by the Communists to abdicate in 1947. King Michael, who lives now in Switzerland, came with his wife, Anne of Bourbon- Parma, and two of their daughters. She said the family intends to visit hospitals and orphanages, and meet President Emil Constantinescu, who declared himself a monarchist in the early 1990s, but has since changed his mind. Polls indicate that one in 10 Romanians favour a monarchy.
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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

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British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album