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MARK JAMES last night revealed that he has delayed his decision on whether to give up the Ryder Cup captaincy in order to play in the European team in September.

RUGBY UNION: Walkinshaw warning

THEY WILL never believe it down Kingsholm way; or rather, they will not believe it until they turn up at Kingsholm and find a supermarket where the most celebrated of all English club rugby grounds used to be. Tom Walkinshaw, the motor racing magnate who now owns 98 per cent of Gloucester RFC following his latest buy-up of shares, went out of his way yesterday to reassure the Cherry and White faithful that he had no immediate desire to knock their world off its axis, but he remains serious about uprooting the city's pride and joy if commercial reality so demands.

Man drunk in charge of a skateboard

A MAN faces a possible driving ban after he was found guilty of being drunk while in control of a motorised skateboard.

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More job cuts at Rover plant

More job cuts at Rover plant

GM crop trial will stay despite error

THE GOVERNMENT refused yesterday to stop the first field-scale trial of genetically modified (GM) crops, although the planting broke its own rules for notification.

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DAVID HOWELL shrugged off the worst the Atlantic weather could throw at him yesterday to claim a share of the lead in the delayed first round of the Madeira Island Open.

Comedy: Gig of the week - Craig Charles tomorrow to Fri

Craig Charles is one of life's exhibitionists. At one point in his live act, the star of Red Dwarf drops his trousers to reveal stockings and suspenders and proceeds to conduct a conversation with the contents of his underpants. He even includes a brave section about his spell in jail on remand: "Now I'm glad I lived it," he claims. "I feel a more complete person. Prison widens your circle of friends. I can now talk about things that no one else has the right to touch. I took the positive aspects of it and forgot the negatives, so I would not turn into a twisted mess. I am able to laugh at myself on stage. It makes me the authentic article."

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We love the rape and pillage show at our house. That is what we call Central South News, pleasantly introduced by the genial, if slightly bank-managerish, Wesley Smith. And we are great fans of the reporters and the lustrous weather ladies, Charlie and Emma, and of young Harriet Scott, who tells us about the traffic news at a pace that would leave a Newmarket bloodstock auctioneer breathless. I have only two criticisms of our local news. One is that it isn't really local. The other is that most of what it shows isn't really news.

The secret of Swindon's failure to stage the Olympics

`They were desperate not to be nominated, and they asked me to make sure they weren't'

Lords to fight reform in courts

MEMBERS OF the House of Lords are planning to take Tony Blair to court if the Government forces through its plan to throw hereditary peers out of the Upper Chamber, writes Rachel Sylvester.
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