Sunday night fever with the Glibb brothers

Ulrika, Tara, Ryvita... everyone who was anyone turned out to be dazzled by the Bee Gees at the LWT studios.

Howard dishes the gravy in Brixton

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Football: Collymore grateful to be back

STAN COLLYMORE, the scorer of a Uefa Cup hat-trick for Aston Villa on Tuesday, yesterday thanked the club's physiotherapist Jim Walker for helping to relaunch his career.

Naming and shaming is futile

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Take a bow, Tony Slattery

Miles Kington consults Professor Prendergast on those burning showbiz questions

A great game of bluff

All those people who say that England is going to grind to a halt at one o'clock today when England play Tunisia - have you noticed that they're all World Cup fans who say that? Nobody else will notice any difference

Television: The whole week's been a balls-up

A FEW MINUTES ago, I strolled down to the corner shop and, as I went, realised that I had ballsed up the whole week. I had watched all the wrong things, and it was too late to do anything about it. The only thing left to do would be to apologise to readers and make the best of it. And if they responded by turning angrily to the Dance review, well, who could blame them?

Profile: Almost one of the lads; Ulrika Jonsson

If anyone could make European Monetary Union interesting, it was she.

Monitor: The News of the World

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Crunch time for Walkers crisps

Gary Lineker is a big fish in British crisps. But he's small fry overseas. By Meg Carter

Cannabis Campaign: IoS wins unique freedom award

THE Independent on Sunday has won a special award for "Commitment against Censorship".

She was a he and Israel's part of Europe - that's showbiz

THE TRANS-SEXUAL singer from Israel, Dana International, won one of the most eventful Eurovision Song Contests for years last night, only securing victory in the final round of voting with her song "Diva".

The paedophile that haunts our imagination

Sexual hysteria

Televison: Today's pick

Robot Wars (6.25pm BBC2) Gladiators meets DIY in this surprisingly enjoyable new series, inspired by a format that apparently does good business in the States. Teams of enthusiasts build their own remote-controlled robots (wheelchair motors seem to be the favourite means of propulsion) and then pit them against in-house robots and each other. Weapons include adapted chainsaws, angle-grinders and - most effective of all in this first programme - a pneumatic "tongue" which flips opponents onto their backs. Master of ceremonies is Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson at his most camp. He's assisted by Robot Wars's answer to Ulrika Jonsson - Philippa Forrester - and, best of all, Channel 5's excitable football commentator Jonathan Pearce, who sends his trade up something rotten. Cult material, but it needs better scheduling.
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