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Don't be fooled: the New Gay may not even exist yet

HI. Lovely to see you. Fine. You? What have I been doing? I've been leafing through The Gay Kama Sutra and laughing like a drain. Who wouldn't? It's not just the positions, although I wouldn't advise trying them at home and certainly not on Hampstead Heath. Or the photos of implacably groomed hunks jogging along the beach at dawn gazing adoringly into one another's capped teeth. Or the fact that the index is probably the first to list Frottage, Hepatitis B and the Gnostic Texts. It's...

Record set straight on Irvine project

The controversial refurbishment of the Lord Chancellor's house was agreed upon after the general election, it was revealed last night. However, there were only two Labour peers on the 13-member committee which approved the pounds 650,000 project.

China's great leader waxes implausibly

Chairman Mao's embalmed body went back on display yesterday when his renovated mausoleum reopened. The Great Helmsman still looks like a Madame Tussaud's reject, finds Teresa Poole as she asks spectators their views of Mao - man, God, or waxwork ?

Revamp at Allders

The Inland Revenue has given Allders the all-clear to revamp the stores group's capital structure, saving the company an estimated pounds 1.5m in special provisions, writes Jim Levi.

Exit the Rupert pillowcase, enter Feng Shui

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Lloyd's to issue writs against rebel names

A first salvo of about 200 writs is expected to be fired against Lloyd's "refuseniks" next Tuesday, the first stage in a court battle by the insurance market to recoup pounds 500m owed by rebel members.

Lloyd's plan set to win go-ahead

David Rowland, chairman of Lloyd's, is expected to announce this morning that the pounds 3.2bn rescue plan has gone unconditional, following acceptance by more than 90 per cent of the membership and approval yesterday by the market's ruling council.

Angry paying names threaten legal action

PETER RODGERS

West will keep force in Bosnia next year

A significant peace-keeping force is expected to remain in Bosnia after the withdrawal of the peace-implementation force (I- For), according to senior defence sources.

pounds 100m Lloyd's boost for names' fund

NIC CICUTTI

DTI gives go-ahead to pounds 13.5bn Lloyd's rescue plan

A new pounds 13.5bn reinsurance company which is central to the rescue of the Lloyd's of London insurance market was given a conditional go-ahead yesterday by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Ngugi may miss tilt at world title

Athletics

Mosaic 'doctor' orders treatment for Albert

JOHN MCKIE

Bildt accuses US of undermining Bosnia reconstruction

SARAH HELM

Abdullah seeks shake-up at Water Hall

DAVID HELLIER
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