Arts and Entertainment June Brown (aka Dot Cotton) talks to Piers Morgan

June Brown joins Piers Morgan on the sofa to discuss her life stories

SOCIETY: Accent on Scotland

A Scottish accent is the nation's favourite, according to a poll conducted by Cellnet, the mobile telephone network. Eighteen per cent of people found a Scots accent the most appealing. But when asked whose telephone voice was the most trustworthy, nearly half voted for the traditional English counties accent.

PROFILE : FOOLS IF YOU THINK IT'S OVER

Actor DAVID JASON talks with James Rampton

Suits case

Dressed to Kill by Jay McInerney and others, Flammarion, pounds 29.95 Fourth Estate,; Hugo Barnacle on a style warrior

Golf: Els shows spirit of a champion

In celebrating his 27th birthday on Thursday, it can only be assumed that Ernie Els decided on an early night. It is the only explanation for what happened yesterday morning when Els found himself six down against Steve Stricker after their first circuit of the West Course.

Bjorn graduates from rough school

Whereas the Solheim Cup finished early to accommodate a football match on the schedule of Sky TV, the Loch Lomond World Invitational was roaming in the gloamin' here last night because somebody at the BBC thought the Grand Prix in Portugal was finishing an hour earlier than it actually did. As a result, the Beeb, which is covering this epoch-making tournament, sent the leaders out at a time when most people were having an after-lunch snooze.

Letter: Bridge-dwellers

Sir: You state ("Jewels in our heritage or a bridge too far", 29 August) that Pulteney Bridge in Bath remains the only inhabited bridge in England. This is incorrect.

give me an older man every time

Old enough to be her father? Oh yes please, says Louise Dickson

The man with the golden touch

The man who brought Pussy Galore to the screen, gave new meaning to the word "explosion" and made gadgetry the stuff of the big box office died yesterday, not in the violent manner of one of his cinematic bad guys, but peacefully, at his Beverly Hills home.

A little shaken, but not stirred

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THE ROCK Michael Bay (15); San Francisco threatened by deadly bath products? Sounds like a tough job for Connery and Cage. By Adam Mars-Jones

Why Gambon isn't big enough for States over 3 deckys hy

Equity rules: Producer condemns eccentric decision as leading actor fails to land Broadway role because he lacks `star status'

Film: Pick of the week

Kids

please sir, can I have some more?

The annual pay rise has gone the way of the office typewriter in many companies. Today, you have to beg, bluff, blag or bully to get yourself that vital increase

Tina Turner: a big star, a very big star

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