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Portillo's surprise throws his party into total disarray

"I HAVE only got one shot," Michael Portillo told friends recently as he plotted his comeback to the House of Commons. He knew that Alan Clark was gravely ill, and that at some point he would probably have an agonising dilemma over whether to stand in a by-election in Mr Clark's Kensington and Chelsea seat.

Memorial as bomb blast pub reopens

THE ADMIRAL Duncan pub, which was devastated by the Soho nail bomb in April, reopened last night nine weeks to the minute after the explosion which killed three people and injured 86.

A very high-risk strategy indeed

Now Ron Davies says he is seeking psychiatric treatment. Is the man his own worst enemy? By Mary Braid

Obituary: Dudley Cave

ANTI-FASCIST, SOLDIER, prisoner of war, advocate of peace and reconciliation, gay rights pioneer, Dudley Cave was above all a humanitarian.

Letter: London bomb alert

Sir: I understand Peter Tatchell's sentiment in questioning whether more could have been done to prevent the explosion in the Admiral Duncan bar in Soho (letter, 6 May).

Letter: Gays not warned

Sir: While the police deserve praise for their liaison with the lesbian and gay community since the Soho bombing, their failure to forewarn the homosexual public that gay venues could be attacked was a grave error of judgement.

Two dead, 81 injured as nail bomb blasts gay pub in Soho

TWO PEOPLE were killed and81 injured, 13 of them seriously, when a bomb exploded last night in a crowded gay bar in Soho, central London. Five people were on the critical list.

Soho Bombing: Straw: `We are dealing with warped people'

THE CARNAGE wrought by the Soho bombing prompted widespread condemnation and renewed calls for the Government to bring in emergency curbs on extremist groups.

You ask the questions: Peter Tatchell

(Such as: Peter Tatchell, were you upset that someone outed Peter Mandelson before you did?)

Sex! Sex! Sex! And sex!

SEX! WITH a stranger! I suppose Greg Cordell and Carla Germaine have had sex by now. I mean had sex together. There's surely no way that two people who were "saving themselves" would then have taken part in a "blind date marriage" arranged by a local radio station. But marital sex with a stranger. That must be a first for them. How civilisation advances.

You ask the questions: (Such as: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, do you know the price of a pint of milk?)

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 27, is best known for being an It Girl - one of a group of women famous for their wealthy backgrounds and knack for publicity. Her parents, Patti and Charles Palmer-Tomkinson, are good friends of Prince Charles. She grew up on a 1,200-acre farm near Basingstoke and was educated at Sherborne school. After dropping out of stage school and trying a job in the City she came to the attention of the press when she was photographed with Princes William and Harry. Work as a model and on TV followed. She has a column in the Sunday Times Style magazine.

Letter: Tatchell's sermon

Sir: Nigel Hawthorne asks if we would dare to hold somebody up to ridicule if they were Jewish, black or a member of any other minority group ("The dangerous bigotry of the BBC", 2 December). The answer is that we would if they belonged to the Church of England.

Faith & Reason: Peter Tatchell and the art of good preaching

NEWSPAPERS ARE full of stories about morality and have hardly anything about philosophy of the mind. So it was odd to discover last month that a meeting on the philosophy of the mind was about twice as well attended as a contest for Preacher of the Year.

Two cheers for Section 28

It provoked Ian McKellen to come out and inspired the birth of Stonewall. Far from crushing gay voices, ten years of anti-gay law have proved a powerful catalyst for change

Letter: Tatchell's protest

Sir: Your editorial "An archaic law to deal with a puerile action" (1 December) is a strange beast. It begins by claiming that the recent court appearance of Peter Tatchell "tells us more about the Church of England than it does about Mr Tatchell".
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