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Rescuers searching for a missing kayaker after an upturned boat and oars were found floating in the Thames have recovered a body.

Dances: More riches in Richmond

Naked men last week, pointe shoes next week. Richmond Theatre's enterprising dance season continues with English National Ballet (or part of it, anyway) in a triple bill of goodies from their repertoire (Balanchine's Square Dance, Mauro Bigonzetti XNtricities and Christopher Hampson's Perpetuum Mobile) as a curtain-raiser to their small-scale spring tour.

A little bit of Africa in Richmond

The stuff of ... greenery. Sally Staples goes for palms

Rugby Union: Leaders hit by 14-man assault

Richmond 30 Newcastle 17

Letter: Gents in the loo

REPORTING on the MCC vote over exclusion of women (24 February), you list 10 differences between men and women, including: "Women hang toilet paper to curl over at the top of the roll; men have it peeping out from underneath."

They didn't forgetMister Groffit

YET MORE evidence reaches me that the property boom is well and truly over and a slump is just around the corner. No doubt the professionals will dismiss this as purely circumstantial. However, they are entitled to their complacency and it is not for me to intrude on their private detachment from the real world. All I would say is that as a close observer of the market over the last year, I am in a better position than most to detect those small shifts in attitudes and emphasis which suggest the emergence of a new trend.

Hockey: Sharpe shooting lifts Cannock

Cannock maintained their three-point lead at the top of the Premier Division with a 3-2 win at home to Teddington. Second-placed Canterbury kept the pressure on with a 5-2 win at Beeston.

Rugby Union: Chapman provides extra bite

Bath 17 Richmond 29 (after extra time)

Rugby Union: Chapman in a green and pleasant land

Dominic Chapman, the 20-try Richmond wing, is suddenly the most wanted threequarter in British and Irish rugby. Chris Hewett reports on another surprise promotion for the 21-year-old finisher - his second in the space of a week.

Rugby Union: Quinnell big enough to take the knocks

Depending on your point of view, Scott Quinnell is either the most gifted forward in British rugby or a one-man awkward squad far more trouble than he is worth.

Letter: Late trains

Sir: Your report (16 January) that more trains are running late since privatisation will come as no surprise to those who have to use them. However what we are not told is the number of passengers who arrive late.

I work for Rory Bremner

Liz Pape is PA to the comedian

Rugby Union: Fanolua fashions uprising

Gloucester 26 Richmond 20

Rugby Union: Leader of the opposition with a new constituency

Paul Trow finds that Tony Hallett's return to rugby activity is likely to be lively

Rugby Union: Tigers frozen out by fire of Richmond

Richmond 32
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