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

IN A SCENE that penal reformers had dreamt about for years, Michael "Prison Works" Howard was banged up in Brixton nick to dish out the gravy in the jail's canteen.

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.

Take a bow, Tony Slattery

Miles Kington consults Professor Prendergast on those burning showbiz questions

Naming and shaming is futile

Shame only works when sinners feel so ashamed they feel they must repay a debt to society

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

Profile: Almost one of the lads; Ulrika Jonsson

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

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?

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

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".

Cannabis Campaign: IoS wins unique freedom award

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

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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Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

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US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

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Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

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Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

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'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

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Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital