News The airline said they immediately informed police and sent an investigation team to Kenya.

Simon Wood was due to appear in court again this Friday but was found dead on August 18th after being struck by a train

Driver escapes as lorry accelerator jams at 80mph

A LORRY driver was forced to weave his way through motorway traffic for 20 miles travelling at 80mph because his accelerator was stuck.

Silver days for Highbury's other half

Pete Davies finds Arsenal Ladies confident of winning their own FA Cup tomorrow

Football: Tow Law take a road well-travelled

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When an airline hostess goes berserk, and other quizzical oddities

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas and that most of you have by now nearly finished your Christmas shopping. Anyway, the traditional time has come to bring you the answers to our Grand Christmas Quiz, which I now gladly do.

I'd love to, but I've got this column to write for The Independent

What is it that we need a lot of and only have a few of?

Living: it's new, it's modern, it's subtopia

People who live in the metropolis feel it their duty to be snide about suburbia. It is a place with no centre, endless rows of houses wrapped in ring roads, a place where the soul dies. But look again, says Paul Vallely: it's the perfect post-modern civilisation. Photographs by Colin Gray

Three charged in heroin haul

Police yesterday charged three men in connection with the seizure of heroin worth pounds 100m which was found in a lorry.

Law Report: No repossession against one only of married couple

LAW REPORT v 14 February 1997

Boxing: Michael Ayers retains British lightweight title

Michael Ayers retained his British lightweight title after a tough battle with Colin Dunne at the Grand Hall, Wembley, last night. Ayers finally halted Dunne after two minutes 43 seconds of the ninth round, but for six rounds the defending champion was given one of the toughest fights of his life.

Barrels of fun for the old publicans

When pub licensees call time on their working lives, they gather in the bar of their own retirement village. Old habits die hard, says Jenny Knight

Dear Mrs Moreland

Lesley Moreland was an ordinary woman from Potter's Bar until the night her daughter Ruth was murdered. For her, the only way to come to terms with her loss was to face the guilty man. But her eventual peace of mind came from a most unlikely source: the letters of a condemned killer in Huntsville Penitentiary, Texas. Report by Rebecca Fowler. Portrait by Kalpesh Lathigra

Boxing: Ban shifts Delaney defence

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Buying more than just a good education

If the independent schools' sector is going to survive in a changing world, it must shed its unpleasant ethos

How to keep the family busy this holiday

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

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One man's day in high heels

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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