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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.

Thirty-nine steps to an unlikely theatrical triumph

Play that began life in draughty Yorkshire church halls with four actors, a stuffed dog and a very large sheet, takes Broadway by storm

Dropping your child off at school? That'll be £75... just to park

Borough sparks fury and accusations of targeting mums and children with its plans to charge cars at school gates

Paul Raymond: Self-styled 'King of Soho' who built a successful business empire from property and pornography

The self-styled "King of Soho", Paul Raymond was a self-made millionaire and pioneering sex mogul whose x-rated career spanned seven decades from coy post-war striptease to the hardcore world of the internet. He brought pornography out from under the counters of tatty corner shops and onto the top shelves of WH Smith, giving bare breasts a sophisticated sheen and earning himself a £650m fortune along the way.

You Ask The Questions: Harriet Harman MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party answers your quesions, including whether multiculturalism has failed and if she, as a feminist, is proud of Mrs Thatcher

Sir John Hill: Scientist-administrator at the heart of the nuclear establishment

John Hill was the dominant figure in the British nuclear industry through the 1970s. His career coincided with the era when Britain, at great cost, tried and ultimately failed to create its own home-grown nuclear power technology. Lauded and vilified in equal measure, Hill came to embody that period.

You Write The Reviews: The Tempest, Arts Theatre, London

Tara Arts's production of The Tempest gives us Shakespeare's late masterpiece in an hour and 45 minutes, with no interval, using six actors and the simplest of sets and stage effects.

Giuliani's presidential bid is undermined by leak

Even before he has formally entered the presidential race, the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has been embarrassed by the leak of a voluminous campaign document, listing possibly "insurmountable" obstacles, including his marital history and liberal social views, that could torpedo his candidacy.

Racing: The horse that won America

The cruel fate of rising star Barbaro highlights the often-brutal conditions of a sport in which horses have increasingly short-lived careers before being retired - or put down

Out of the local loop: BT dials 'T' for trouble

Ben Verwaayen needs some quick successes if the telecoms giant is to overcome its mounting challenges

Letter: Kinds of truth

Sir: Tony Blair says it is a "fact" that the IRA carried out the Northern Bank robbery. He was also certain that it was "beyond doubt" that Saddam had WMD stockpiles ready to fire at British targets within 45 minutes. Does the PM know something we don't, or is he just stating, in good faith, what he believes to be true at this moment in time?

Letter: Hero of Waterloo

Sir: Churchill's funeral did not end with "a homely chuffer pulling out of Paddington" ("Churchill the hero", 29 January), even though Paddington is the natural station for travel to Bladon, where Churchill is buried. The cortege crossed the river from St Paul's to Waterloo and travelled the long way, via Richmond and Ascot, joining the western line at Reading. Why was this? The likely sounding legend is that Churchill had decided upon Paddington if de Gaulle predeceased him, but if he predeceased de Gaulle the funeral train was to leave from Waterloo.

Letter: How to fight burglars

Sir: As a martial arts instructor, I fully endorse the right to use weapons in defence of the home ("Home owners can kill burglars in self- defence", 2 February). However, the decision to take up a weapon should not be based on legal permission but on a considered analysis of the practicalities of the situation. In this analysis the type of weapon is crucial.

Hockey: Teddington seek goals from old boy Conway

NICK CONWAY, assistant coach to the touring United States women's squad who are playing a three-match Test series against Great Britain, takes time off this afternoon to appear for his old team Teddington in their Premier League local derby at home to Surbiton.

Hockey: Southgate hit by injuries

WHO WOULD have thought it? A relegation battle between Teddington and Southgate. The first in 11 seasons of National League hockey takes place at Trent Park, north London, tomorrow with the odds in favour of Teddington, who have taken seven points out of the last 12. Southgate, without a point from their last four games, have plummeted into the basement alongside Bournville and Beeston on seven points, two behind Teddington.

People's Laureate puts poetry on TUC agenda

THE POET Laureate, Andrew Motion, has craftily redefined the nature of his post by writing a poem for the TUC.
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