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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

Fastfood

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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