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THE DEFENCE Secretary, George Robertson, is likely to be given a peerage to catch the Scottish National Party off- guard with a snap by-election for his Hamilton South seat.

PM to go to `cruel' horse race

TONY BLAIR is likely to run into further controversy over his Tuscan holiday if he attends Siena's historic horse race, the Palio, tomorrow, writes Frances Kennedy.

Blair's Tuscan host heads for Scotland - and here's why he'll feel at home

YESTERDAY, as Tony Blair moved into the luxurious estate of Prince Girolamo Guiccardini Strozzi on stage two of his Tuscan holiday, his political host was looking forward to his own annual break. The minute the Prime Minister leaves his territory, Vannino Chiti, president of the Tuscan regional government, will be off - for a fortnight's bed-and-breakfasting in Scotland.

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I'M STANDING in a supermarket, as bewildered as Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians, with 400 varieties of differently twisty pasta on my left and 600 identical jars of sugo pomodoro e basilico on my right, in aisle three of the vast Esselungha store that services the inhabitants of umpteen tiny mountain villages surrounding the walled magnificence of Lucca, in west Tuscany, and I have just spotted Paul Smith.

Prime Minister `not welcome in Tuscany'

TONY BLAIR will not be welcome in Tuscany if he chooses to spend his annual holiday there, an Italian politician warned yesterday.

Urban jungle: Who needs designers? You do, for a start

SO YOU'VE made the decision to tackle your garden. But before you start ripping out the plants you never really liked and replacing them with trendy must-haves - the scented ones that remind you of that holiday in Tuscany, for instance, or the edible ones the latest TV gardening shows say are essential to any contemporary garden - stop and think.

Food and Drink: How the `supertuscans' helped change the image of Chianti

While many would argue that Barolo from Piedmont is Italy's numero uno vino rosso, few would dispute the fact that Tuscany is the country's most dynamic wine region. Tuscany regularly scoops the lion's share of gold medals at the International Wine Challenge along with their equivalent in Italy's leading wine guide, Gambero Rosso Editore. It may seem surprising that a region best known for Chianti should be regarded as Italy's most innovative. But, thanks to a revival spearheaded by the new-wave "supertuscan" reds, it has shed the naff straw flask (fiasco) image and, at the top level, become exciting.

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BUON GIORNO. Actually, I mean the other one, the one for afternoon. What is it? I can never remember. Anyway, greetings from Umbria, which is in Italy, very near Tuscany and every bit as good, no matter what anyone says. In fact my brother's house, where I'm staying for the next two weeks, is so near the Tuscan border that I sometimes refer to it as Tuscany. What's the difference? It's all Italy.

English boots on Tuscan hills

Jeremy Atiyah packs his bags and lets someone else carry them on a walking holiday in the golden Italian countryside

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