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Everton furiously rejected United's approaches for the England defender last summer and hope to tie down his future after a breakthrough in negotiations

Timeshare racket `swindled millions from holidaymakers'

THOUSANDS OF British holidaymakers were cheated out of millions of pounds in one of the biggest and longest-running timeshare rackets, an Old Bailey court was told.

Country & Garden: Urban Jungle: Arsenal: it's a jungle

Pat "the palm" Wallace, a London cabbie, lives just a beach pebble's throw from the Arsenal and has quite a collection of exotic plants in his 40ft by 18ft garden. Pat's love for more unusual plants started as a child while watching war films in the nearby Rex cinema at the Angel.

Revealed: the violent currents of timeshare island

SIX BRITONS were arrested and charged with attempted murder, threats and intimidation on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife earlier this month. The case offers a rare glimpse into the turbid world of timeshare sales, a secretive multi-million-pound business about which even Spanish security forces admit they are in the dark.

There are Still Bookings for School Summer Hols

IF YOU haven't yet booked your vacation, what are the chances of getting away during the school summer holidays? We've asked some of Britain's biggest tour operators, focusing firmly on mainstream packages for families to the Med.

Goldfingered

John `Goldfinger' Palmer wants to make it absolutely clear that he did not melt down the gold from the Brinks-Mat job (he's got an acquittal to prove it). And no, he's not mates with `Kenneth bloody Noye'. And yes, he is absolutely innocent of the pounds 20 million timeshare fraud charge that will take him (on his private jet, naturally) from his luxury home in Teneriffe to the Old Bailey. So why, he wants to know, does the old Bill persist in picking on him? Goldfingered: the John Palmer story

I thought I'd messed up his life, but Joe still talks to me

CJ Stone split up from his wife, lived in a commune and went off the rails. Yet somehow his son grew up unscathed

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Noye loses battle over extradition

BRITAIN'S MOST wanted man, Kenneth Noye, who is sought by police as the prime suspect in the M25 "road-rage" murder, lost his legal fight to stay in Spain yesterday. He could be back in England within days.

Dangerous lure of the wild

Those gorilla-watchers payed a fearful penalty not for rashness, but for courage and intelligence

The Faker's Moll

Jane Kelly met the notorious art faker Tom Keating at the age of 16, and became his assistant and lover. At the Old Bailey, she was portrayed as the schemer who led him astray. But newly discovered letters to her from Keating tell a different story.

Sun, sand, and sea - but no hooligans

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Another time, another Tenerife

Ignoring the 'go to the beach' chorus, Andrew Eames discovers a different side to the Canary Islands

Fashion: On the street: Looks like teen spirit

They customise their style from high-street, home-made and thrift- shop. Adam Fulcher meets some teen queens in Oxford Street

Rugby League: Connolly the last action hero

Wigan's great centre has a unique standing in the modern game.

Party animals spread through the Med

MICHAEL BIRKETT, our Vice-Consul in Ibiza, may have quit his job yesterday in protest at the rowdy behaviour of British tourists, but all across the Mediterranean the partying will go on - and, if the latest trends are to be believed, things are getting even rowdier.
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