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Royal Ballet Triple Bill, Royal Opera House, London

The final programme of the Royal Ballet season goes from the tutu'd geometries of Ashton's Scènes de Ballet to MacMillan's stomping The Rite of Spring. Glen Tetley's Voluntaries sits heavily in the middle of this Stravinsky sandwich.

Tetley Tea folk return to ITV for Coronation Street

The long-awaited relaunch of the Tetley Tea folk will kick off tomorrow evening during ITV's Coronation Street.

Tea Folk revived Tetley to bring back the Gaffer

Much-loved TV cartoon characters The Tetley Tea Folk are to make a comeback after nearly 10 years off the screens.

The Word On...The Kinks, the new album

"While 'Picture Book' addresses all the highs and lows, it's perplexing to work out who this six-CD set is aimed at. For Kinks kompletists, the smattering of demos, BBC sessions, early rarities (by their Bo Weevils incarnation) or live versions seems thin, and for the novice surely a greatest hits and maybe a copy of 'Village Green' would suffice, avoiding the dodgy arena rock of their post-Pye/RCA years and the fascinating, if rudimentary, early Sixties rhythm and blues." - Chris Jones, www.bbc.co.uk/music

Historic Leeds brewery to close

Drinks giant Carlsberg is planning to close a historic brewery in the UK with the loss of 170 jobs, it was announced today.

Sport on TV: A man caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Peter Nichols' book about the Golden Globe round-the-world yacht race of 1968-69 was called "A Voyage for Madmen", and he wasn't wrong. Of the nine adventurers, one finished - the redoubtable Robin Knox-Johnston. One hanged himself. Another, Bernard Moitessier, the Frenchman with the soul of a poet, turned round within sight of victory and did it all again. Five abandoned, beaten by the cruel seas.

Racing: Shergar still a measure of Classic greatness

Chris McGrath recalls the Aga Khan's 1981 Derby winner whose spirit looms over today's race

Right, said Fred, let's have a cuppa (herbal) tea

Tetley, the tea giant that for more than a century has played on its down-to-earth image, is launching an assault on the burgeoning herbal tea market.

Rooney punishes lowly Halifax

Halifax 18 Wakefield 30

Sheridan looks for a happy return

Smith celebrates double selection

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