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Champagne con loses fizz

A company that tried to con gullible investors into thinking there was money to be made out of expensive Champagne has been closed by the courts at the request of the Department of Trade and Industry, it announced yesterday.

British pairing pull a fast one

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PACKED LIVES; Christian Seely, 35, is managing director of Quinta do Noval the port wine company

"I'm the fastest port wine shipper in the world since I'm the only one in that category to run in the Bordeaux marathon. I always take running shoes and sports kit round Europe and the US. Keeping fit is my antidote to a working life of heavy lunches and dinners.

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Island hopping in steps

It's all action in Greece: Michael Williams sets out on foot, while, opposite, Louise Jury succumbs to the lure of the sea

More than just a life-saver

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RICHARD EHRLICH'S beverage REPORT

HERE'S the way I see it. The last thing most people want to do when they're Christmas shopping is to flit from one wine supplier to another, artfully choosing the perfect partner for every morsel of the festive meal. Aperitif from Corney & Barrow, claret from Wine Rack, dessert wine from Oddbins - do you have time for this? I sure don't. There's simply far too much to do at this time of year, especially since you're bound to realise at 5.55pm on Christmas Eve that you've completely forgotten to buy presents for Uncle Crab and Aunt Nebula.

New Films: Home for the Holidays

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Tasmanian admits gun massacre

Relief swept across the island of Tasmania yesterday when Martin Bryant, the man who massacred 35 people at Port Arthur six months ago, pleaded guilty in court to all charges against him over the world's biggest mass shooting by a lone gunman.

Captain Moonlight: Top spin-dyer ... fat chat ... Ms Vidia regrets

Look again! No, that's not really Mr Tony Blair falling down a manhole as John Major watches gleefully; but you were fooled for a second or two, weren't you? It is, in fact, a pavement drawing executed by Mr Julian Beever of Melton Mowbray while plying his trade in Brussels. He has sent us another one, too, of Mr Blair watching gleefully as Mr Major takes the plunge. But we're going to use that one on the Sunday after the election. You will want to know why Mr Beever drew his drawings in Brussels. I don't know. Mr Beever has yet to respond to my messages. Call me, Mr Beever: it will be to your advantage!

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