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Theatre Guys and Dolls Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

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."

The agony and the ecstasy

Three generations of women from the same family talk to Celia Dodd about the changing nature of childbirth during the 20th century

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'

Rosemary West trial: Guilt and remorse of sex attack victim still undergoing therapy 23 years after assault at Cromwell Street

TORY MASSES

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

From Dr John J. Roche

From tragic childhood to the politicians' priest

Religion/ convert who converts

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.

The mirth, the girth and the phoney rebirth

Sport on TV

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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Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
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A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
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‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes