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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: Parma can stay in hunt

European Football

Proust, Dostoevsky? No, simply the holiday diary of a duchess

Students of parody were last night wondering how they could possibly better the efforts of the Duchess of York, who this week publishes her holiday diary in the Spectator.

Parma gain place in Champions' League

European round-up

Parma force Juventus to delay title celebrations

OVERSEAS ROUND-UP

Football:Parma prepare for Milan and Juventus

Second-placed Parma will need to beat Milan at home tonight to keep up the pressure on the Italian Serie A leaders, Juventus.

Zola ready for his English translation

Glenn Moore hears Chelsea's latest Italian import look forward to his new career at Stamford Bridge

The King and the former princess

Two verses, two views of life. A year after Kingsley Amis's death, Christopher Hitchens finds much to mourn still

Three and a half hours of exquisite boredom

The Critics: THEATRE; EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Edinburgh Festival: Classical Music: Pierrot Lunaire Royal Lyceum Theatre

Although they both centred round the figure of vocalist Maddalena Crippa, and involved exactly the same forces, the two halves of this performance given by the Teatro Stabile di Parma in the sumptuous surroundings of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre could hardly have been in greater contrast. The first half consisted of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, while part two involved a selection of Italian canzone - popular songs of the Twenties and Thirties.

Stoichkov heads back to Barcelona

Stoichkov heads back to Barcelona

live Verdi Festival: La Traviata; Alzira Royal Opera House, London

It was love at first sight. Just as it will be for their next performance. And their next. Opera's golden newly-weds, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu, now have an obligation to their public. Indeed, such has been the media's appetite for pushing at the boundaries between life and art that it came as something of a relief to find Miss Gheorghiu's Violetta in such excellent health. Her well-deserved triumph on Monday night gave further notice of a career which is already delivering more than it promised only a couple of seasons back.

England coach in demand

Terry Venables, who stands down as England coach after Euro 96, could return to club management before the start of next season.

Parma violets and fishy nylons

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TRAVEL : Where Parma's biggest cheeses held sway

The petty barons who squabbled over medieval Parma left a rich legacy of castles, monuments to their ambitions or love nests for their mistresses. This little-visited corner of north Italy has more to offer than its famous food
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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power