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Cycling: Boardman in command

CHRIS BOARDMAN lived up to his fans' expectations by winning yesterday's 4.2-mile time trial stage of the Prutour by a decisive 2.39sec. The pressure was on Boardman, who has been dogged by crashes and moderate form in the last few weeks. But he mastered the difficult seaside course at Southsea to record a time of 8min 15.96sec for an average speed of 24.90mph.

CYCLING; Flying finish from Dutchman

LEON VAN BON led a massed charge of 86 riders to win the first stage of the Prutour in Whitehall yesterday. A hard-fought race, run off at 28.03 mph, ended with the Dutchman crossing the line with half a wheel to spare from the American champion George Hincapie.

The Lawrence Report: The Suspects - Did they kill him? We may never find out

THEIR MOTHERS say they didn't do it; most of the rest of the world thinks they did. They have wriggled and squirmed to avoid being asked. Innocent, yet guilty: this is the peculiar twilight status of the five chief suspects in the Lawrence case.

King's cancer treated

KING HUSSEIN of Jordan completed a bone marrow transplant in the United States yesterday to treat a relapse of cancer, but will be monitored closely for two weeks, said Jordan's envoy to the US, Marwan Muashe, last night.

Obituary: Frances Godowsky

FRANCES GODOWSKY was a prolific painter who was better known as George and Ira Gershwin's little sister, Frankie. The last of the Gershwin siblings, she inherited her share of the family talent but was always overshadowed by her brothers who formed one of the century's most remarkable musical songwriting teams.

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Interview: Barrister who was called to the bar

Tim Martin's Wetherspon pubs have no music, no TVs and people can't get enough of them

Fidgets keep the flab at bay

SCIENTISTS HAVE identified a new way to lose weight - fidgeting. They claim people who stay slim no matter what they eat are the greatest fidgets.

Country & Garden: No need to dig for dusty old tomes

If you can't find a favourite antiquarian gardening book, don't worry because diligent searching can often unearth copies in facsimile form. And the hunt will be well worth it.

Travel: Messing about with books

Historical Rochester, beloved of bibliophiles, has two claims to fame: the Medway and Charles Dickens.

Film: Get them when they're young (as long as you're a man)

INTELLIGENT STYLISH Stressed-Out Urbanite Thirtysomething Female Seeks Good-Looking Male Living Alternative Lifestyle To Give It All Up For. PS: Must Be Old Enough To Be Her Father.

Obituary: Peggy Ann Wood

PEGGY ANN Wood made an important contribution to theatrical life in Bristol and beyond, in partnership with her husband Ronald Russell. Together they ran the Rapier Players, managing the Little Theatre at the Colston Hall in Bristol for 28 years between 1935 and 1963, presenting over 900 productions (ranging from Strindberg and Chekhov to Coward and Rattigan, and including nearly 50 world premieres) and employing dozens of actors who later established themselves elsewhere as well-known names or useful company members.

Asylum-seeker cleared of rioting faces deportation

IT IS a strange predicament for an innocent man. Having successfully cleared his name in a spectacular court victory last week, Stanley Nwadike sits in a Victorian prison cell waiting to be flown out of the country next week in handcuffs.
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