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Last Friday, at the London Curzons "and at selected cinemas across the country", Citizen Kane opened in the closest to a general release it has enjoyed since 1941. "The greatest film ever made," said the ads. But then I noticed this reckless dismissal, this height of naivete - its "U" certificate. U! No parental guidance! No scholarly introduction? Just that enormous, complex, sensual experience, that song of power, the crowd and applause, that bottomless well of solipsism, for any six-year-old innocent enough to wander into the Curzon?

People and Business: To the Tower

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Lottery grant of pounds 6m for Tower

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Crest sells record number of homes

THE CHAIRMAN of Crest Nicholson, John Matthews, yesterday reported a good performance for 1998 when the upmarket housebuilder sold a record 2,210 units, nearly 60 per cent of them in the prosperous South-east and a similar proportion on the brownfield sites favoured by government policy.

Literary Notes: Bursting bodices and romantic beheadings

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Letter: Pinochet des res

Sir: I was puzzled by the Home Office's frantic search for secure accommodation for General Pinochet after his eviction from the clinic. Surely, as a prisoner of the state he is entitled to be locked up in the Tower of London. In fact, I think the General should insist upon it.

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DETECTIVE CONSTABLE Ed Tingley and PC Pauline Smith have given the last two years of their lives to aiding Josie's Russell's slow, painful and traumatic recovery. The two officers have coaxed memories of the murders and helped Josie come to terms with the brutal deaths of her mother and sister.

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