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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.

Rugby Union: Flying Hepher cows Richmond

NORTHAMPTON moved into second place in Allied Dunbar Premiership One with a thrilling 44-27 success over Richmond at Franklins Gardens yesterday.

Rugby Union: Quinnell clear to play Pumas

SCOTT QUINNELL is enjoying such a purple patch of good fortune that it will be a major surprise if he fails to pocket this weekend's Lottery jackpot.

RUGBY UNION: Wales sense a reprieve for Quinnell

SCOTT QUINNELL may yet sidestep the disciplinarians of Twickenham and join his Welsh countrymen in facing the World Champion Springboks at Wembley on Saturday, thanks to the unexpected intervention of an as yet un-named member of that most famous of rugby-playing broods. Quinnell's wife is due to give birth on Thursday evening and the Wales camp see that as good enough reason to postpone their No 8's appeal into a 14-day suspension that threatens to rule him out of the confrontation with South Africa.

Rugby Union: Johnson in command amid chaos

Saracens 33 Richmond 17

Rugby Union: Richmond challenge Quinnell's ban

A NATION waits. And clearly, as far as Twickenham is concerned, Wales can go on waiting. So can Richmond for that matter, not to mention the man in question, Scott Quinnell. Richmond lodged an appeal yesterday against the 14-day ban imposed on the Richmond No 8 (he has so far served four days of it), and although a spokesman from the Rugby Football Union confirmed that the hearing would be sometime next week, as yet no date has been fixed.

Sports Letters: Rugby is alive in Richmond

Sir: Richmond upon Thames Council is not anti-rugby (Alan Watkins, 13 October). We have allowed Harlequins to expand, and we have allowed the Rugby Football Union to modernise so that the Twickenham stadium is one of the finest in the country.

Rugby Union: Banned Quinnell misses S Africa

THE ENGLISH have contributed more than their fair share to the demise of the once glorious Welsh in recent years, but last night the judiciary of Twickenham dealt the Principality a real body blow, writes Chris Hewett. A Rugby Football Union disciplinary tribunal decided that Scott Quinnell, the Richmond No 8, was guilty of hitting Lawrence Dallaglio, the England captain, with a late tackle in a Premiership match a fortnight ago and banned him for 14 days, thus denying him a shot at the world champion Springboks on Saturday week.

Vandals wreak havoc on war memorials

A CHARITY which repairs memorials to Britain's war dead is struggling to cope with the growing desecration of military monuments. While town- centre war memorials, where people will lay their poppy wreaths next Sunday, are mostly well-kept, others are being vandalised, stolen or left to decay, writes Mark Rowe.

Rugby Union: Sale blown away by the Quinnells

Sale 10 Richmond 39

Rugby Union: The Scottish lament

'I don't exactly know where our money is coming from, and I don't want to know'; Tim Glover finds that life on and off the pitch is painful for the poor relations

Hockey: Young guns still firing for Bowdon

GEOFF PRICE scored twice in Bowdon's 4-0 win against Rotherham, a victory which took them to the top of the North Premier and on course for national league status. Steven Brogdon, 16, one of Angus Brogdon's three hockey-playing sons, also scored, as did Dave Egerton, son of Mike, another well-known Northern hockey player.

Rugby Union: Quinnell is stung but Wasps hurt

Wasps 22 Richmond 27

Rugby Union: Threat to Pichot's keep-ball

Richmond's Argentine scrum-half and philosopher struggles to keep alive the fire inside.

Hockey: Cooper lifts Richmond

WILL COOPER scored a fine hat-trick for his team Richmond, the former National League side, as they climbed to the top of the South Premier League with a 4-1 win over Wokingham. Wai-Lun Choi scored Richmond's fourth.

Letter: Real theatre

Sir: The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, Surrey (neither in central London nor in the regions, alas, so do we count?), has a permanent company of actors, performing plays in repertoire for comparatively short runs. Actors have been put under contract for a year (I hope some may stay longer), and over that time will perform in at least six of the nine plays that go to make up the year's work.
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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

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Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

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