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The telecoms sector was the talk of the town as deals flew in for Vodafone and Nokia this week, but traders still had time to pile into Scottish tiddler Pinnacle Technology.

David Randall: Suburban gardeners of Britain join with me - I don't want to go to Chelsea!

Sensual gardens, mirrors and sixth-form sculptures almost make you yearn for begonias lined up in prim little borders

Jailed rapist faces questioning over other unsolved attacks investigation

A MAN jailed for life at the Old Bailey yesterday faces further police investigations into other unsolved attacks on women throughout the UK.

Changing climate threatens English country gardens

FEARS THAT roses, rhododendrons, green lawns and oak trees may eventually fall victim to global warming are to be investigated in the first study of climate change on gardens.

Television Review: EastEnders

TELEVISION, WHICH you would think was the supreme here-and-now medium, is obsessed with the idea that things ain't what they used to be. Everyone is trying to re-create the past. On last night's EastEnders (BBC1), Melanie was trying to recapture the magic with Steve; Ricky and Sam were waxing nostalgic about what everybody seems to agree was an appalling marriage; and Mark was getting misty-eyed over his ex-wife.

The Essay: Miss Willmott's ghost

The gardens at Warley Place, Essex are a wilderness now. But hidden among the tangled woodlands are the traces of a life's work. Jane Brown resurrects a gardening prodigy

Garden: Sweet smell of success

Nothing can beat the scent of a lily in full bloom - as long as you've kept this famously fussy customer happy

Gardening: Well spotted!

What could be more thrilling than discovering a long-lost plant in your garden? The NCCPG can help you.

Woman found dead at Wisley

THE BODY of a partly clothed woman was found buried beneath a pile of rotting leaves in the grounds of the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley in Surrey.

Country & Garden: Chelsea - a green-fingered guide

The trick to enjoying the best of the Chelsea Flower Show is knowing exactly what to aim for, then going for it. By Anna Pavord

Horticulture: Chelsea Flower Show

What with gardening being the new DIY, and Charlie Dimmock bringing us down to earth, there's bound to be an unprecedented level of interest in this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Art, fashion and food are among the themes at the annual horticultural extravaganza. Highlights include Terence Conran's design for a "Chef's Roof Garden"; a garden featuring sculpted rabbits based on Beatrix Potter illustrations; and a `Horti-couture' garden inspired by the idea that horticulture can evoke colour and materials in the same way as high fashion. And of course, there will be unrivalled displays as exhibitors vye for the coveted RHS gold medal.

People and Business: Back to roots

ANDREW COLQUHOUN has completed the transition from bean counter to bean grower. Mr Colquhoun's seven-year reign as chief of the Institute of Chartered Accountants came to an unhappy end in 1997, but he has re- emerged as director-general of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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