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In an essay in his book Utopia and Other Places, Richard Eyre makes a number of telling points about Guys and Dolls. "I never saw a stage production until my own," he writes, "not even the 1979 Half Moon Theatre production, whose director told me that Guys and Dolls was so good that not even a director could mess it up."

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Salvation Army nets 'profit' on pounds 5.7m sting

Lawyers acting for the Salvation Army have recovered almost $5m (pounds 3m) more than the $8.8m (pounds 5.7m) lost in a bogus investment racket involving conmen with Mafia links.

'I want justice for girls who didn't make it'

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Who is Father Michael Seed, this priest that Tories like so much

ANOTHER VIEW: The gospel truth in context

The abuse of power by one Anglican priest in Sheffield no more invalidates contemporary attempts by the Church to communicate to those beyond its doors than the abuse of power by a young man at Barings Bank negates the crucial workings of the entire City of London.

LETTER:The ethos of Opus Dei

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Charities suffer as trustees take quango shilling

SMALLER charities are struggling to find qualified volunteer trustees because desirable candidates are being lured to paid positions with quangos and corporations.

From tragic childhood to the politicians' priest

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Charities don't need a contracting role

As the lottery cash is handed out, the lines between private, voluntary and state services are becoming blurred

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ANOTHER VIEW

Desperately seeking privacy

Media campaigns for missing people may be heartrending, but those on the run have their rights, too, says Anna Moore

Letter: Lottery threatens everyday funding

Sir: Comment (Letters, 31 March) about charity losses due to the National Lottery is all about grants for one-off capital purposes. This ignores the basic first consideration of most charities, which is to have enough money to run the services they provide for people - eg, Salvation Army support services or, in a wider context, the annual cost of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem (over £2m).

Neutral look to suit the Nineties

At heart I am a natural grungie. But when a colleague in the shoulder- padded Eighties told me I was "a cotton and knit girl" I was gutted, writes Anna Foster.
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