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Letter: Boys and girls

AS AN apparently timid, inhibited and shy mother of two girls I took exception to the article "Strong woman? Chances are you'll have a boy" (4 January). I feel moved to protest at the blatant sexism inherent in the author's use of such prejudicial adjectives, creating the assumption that good, strong women produce good, strong babies which are necessarily boys.

When an airline hostess goes berserk, and other quizzical oddities

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas and that most of you have by now nearly finished your Christmas shopping. Anyway, the traditional time has come to bring you the answers to our Grand Christmas Quiz, which I now gladly do.

Dance review: Christmas treat with a touch of the bittersweet

The Nutcracker English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

Film / The unwilling war hero

As the lead in 'Welcome to Sarajevo', Stephen Dillane tried to make his acting invisible - but the film looks set to make him a star. Tim de Lisle meets an unusually calm - and charismatic - actor

Title page: Anyone with less than pounds 100,000 need not apply

To talk about a boom in private client banking sounds like a contradiction in terms. Booms go with busts; both sound a trifle vulgar. Iain Morse coarsely investigates the explosive growth of this exclusive sector.

Sleepy Kids seeks new MD to revive merchandising

Sleepy Kids, the embattled animation company which owns the rights to `Budgie the Helicopter', has bowed to pressure to beef up the management team.

A LEGEND IN MY OWN LUNCHTIME

As the summer began, the Princess of Wales - in Manhattan ahead of the auction of her dresses at Christie's - spoke frankly about her life with the editor of the 'New Yorker' magazine

American editors rush to keep it all tasteful

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales and controversy over the activities of paparazzi have precipitated a rush by US media to remove any advertising or tabloid reports that might be considered distasteful.

Flying granny lands a first for Britain

Flying granny Jennifer Murray landed back in Britain today as the first woman ever to have piloted a helicopter around the world.

Proust, Dostoevsky? No, simply the holiday diary of a duchess

Students of parody were last night wondering how they could possibly better the efforts of the Duchess of York, who this week publishes her holiday diary in the Spectator.

Rita, high priestess (special rates for Royals)

On Monday, as sweltering afternoon turned to warm evening in the small Derbyshire village of Lower Pilsey, local woman Tina Cave noticed a thrumming sound in the sky overhead. Looking up, she spotted a helicopter circling above the trees. For 10 minutes, she said later, it flew low over the village, as though trying to locate the right house. Finally the helicopter landed in a field, normally a paddock grazed by several horses.

Playboy tycoon sets sights on presidency

Richard Lugner,the Austrian construction tycoon, famous for reportedly paying pounds 50,000 to dance with the Duchess of York at the glitzy Vienna Opera Ball on New Year's Eve, has announced that he intends to stand for president.

I work for Selina Scott

Caroline Harwood is PA to the broadcaster

FLAT EARTH: No change in HK

Larry Feign creator of Hong Kong's immortal Lily Wong, pictured the masses united by a single thought as they prepared to be handed over to China: "How can I make a buck out of this?"

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