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As drug fiends usually know, peyote is a Mexican cactus with hallucinogenic properties; the visions it conjures are so strong that a religious cult once sprang up to worship it. And a pretty hefty restaurant cult has appeared in the UK that worships simple Mexican cuisine.

Eating out: Bath time for Lettonie

LETTONIE; 35 Kelston Road, Bath BA1 3QH. Tel: 01225 446676. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch from noon to 2pm and for dinner from 7pm to 9.30pm. Set lunch, pounds 25 for three courses; a la carte menu, pounds 39.50 for three courses (drinks not included). Credit cards accepted

DNA test closes book on mystery of Martin Bormann

THE long search for the elusive Martin Bormann is over. Using DNA analysis, German and Swiss scientists have established that a skeleton dug up in Berlin in 1972 is indeed Bormann's. Hitler's deputy - or, in Goering's words "that filthy swine" - may now rest in peace.

A little bit of Africa in Richmond

The stuff of ... greenery. Sally Staples goes for palms

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South Africa's new underclass: poor whites

KITTY VAN ZYL throws another batch of homemade sausage fritters in the frying pan. Nearing the end of another nightly cook-in for hundreds of neighbourhood children and adults, she complains bitterly in her native Afrikaans about indifference to human misery.

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Basketball: Gottfried's injury hits Towers' title tilt

London Towers' rocky pursuit of the Budweiser League title has taken another bump with a possible long-term injury to the England international Martin Gottfried, who misses tomorrow's trip to fellow championship contenders Sheffield Sharks.

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Property: The brand new property boom that's gone sky-high

Their attractions include exposed beams, thatched roofs, reclaimed barn boards and baked clay tiles. No double glazing, though, and living tends to be open plan, but there are the communal gardens and - unless there is a squabble over vacant possession - the transaction is usually chain-free. Rosalind Russell takes a peek at bird houses.

Flat Earth: It's a funny old world... The best of flat earth

From Internet myths to French women's taste in men, Raymond Whitaker takes a sidelong look back at 1997

Books: A novel way to go

Valentine Cunningham disputes a po-faced view of current British fiction and raises a cheer for our native novelists

Theatre: Boo, hiss, it's better in plasticine

Wallace and Gromit in A Grand Night Out Sadler's Wells at The Peacock, London

Bitter pills to swallow

The Harley Street diet of steak and tablets that keeps the rich and famous thin turned our man into a shaking, grouchy insomniac

Demoralised Broncos humiliated by Sheffield

London Broncos produced their worst performance of the season when they suffered a humiliating 58-16 defeat at home to Sheffield Eagles in the Stones Premiership quarter-finals yesterday.

Under the volcano: How a rock music legend was turned to dust

It was renowned by musicians world-wide as the Air Studio, named because its soundproof recording room was built on ball-bearings to "float" during tremors from the nearby volcano. Belonging to the former Beatles' record producer, George Martin, it was a Caribbean paradise hideaway that churned out classics from the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Police, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder et al.
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