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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novella, upon which this work is based, certainly suggests opera: a total eclipse of the sun, a rabid dog, a girl named Sierva Maria de Todos los Angeles, a priest whose compassion turns to forbidden love, a monstrous exorcism. The "demons" of the title are prejudice and intolerance. Love dies, innocence dies in a climate of suspicion and mistrust.

Lancashire 206 & 9-1 Sussex 316: Nash prospers in wake of Yardy's bizarre injury

If Sussex's victory over Lancashire at Liverpool last July was, in the final analysis, effectively a title decider, this contest might determine which of these sides stays in the race. At the halfway point the champions of the last two years have their noses in front.

Hastings fined £735,000 by FSA for cancelling motor policies

Hasting Direct, the car, home and travel insurer, was landed with a £735,000 fine by the Financial Services Authority yesterday, after it cancelled the motor insurance policies of more than 4,500 customers at short notice.

Sqn Ldr Frank Day: 'Fearless' Spitfire pilot

Frank Day, who earned the sobriquet "Fearless" for his exploits as a Spitfire pilot in the Second World War, seldom referred to the fact that he was imprisoned in the notorious Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp from 1942 to 1945, where he was brutally beaten on several occasions. The only words he uttered to the German officers were his name, rank and number. He sustained himself in the worst moments of his long ordeal by humming "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square".

Siôn Jenkins: 'I met Billie-Jo's killer'

The foster father of murdered schoolgirl Billie-Jo Jenkins claimed yesterday to have discovered a new potential suspect in the case.

H&#228;nsel und Gretel, Glyndebourne, east Sussex<br/>Street Scene, The Young Vic, London

Grimm's fairytale lacks psychological fibre but there is some rather tasty singing and the London Philharmonic plays sweetly

Preview: Hansel Und Gretel, Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

A Grimm tale that's not just for children

Albert Herring, Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne

Intriguingly, there was to have been a sequel to Albert Herring. Britten was out of the picture by then, but his excellent librettist, Eric Crozier, had supposedly made a start on it before he died. Had he taken his lead from the original source, a short story by Guy de Maupassant? Were things to end badly for Albert? Or, having asserted his independence, might Albert have gone on to become Mayor?

Lunch Report: Kent 350-8 dec; Sussex 142-5 (50 overs)

Lunch on the final day of four

Kent 47-0, Sussex: Mother Nature clouds Sussex's title defence

The weather has not been kind to Sussex, the start to their County Championship defence has been drenched by rain. There has been one victory over Nottinghamshire and one defeat to Durham.

Cricket Report: Kent 14-0 (4.5 overs) v Sussex

Second day of four

Downpour helps Essex slip into quarter-final

Essex took a place in the quarter-finals of the Friends Provident Trophy yesterday with a point from their cancelled match against Sussex at Hastings.

Eugene Onegin, Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne

When Graham Vick's pristine staging of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin christened Glyndebourne's new theatre back in 1994, it was hard to imagine a realisation of this great piece that was truer to the elegance and fine detailing of the Pushkin original. It still is. Revived now by Ron Howell (Vick's one-time assistant) and Jacopo Spirei, the freshness and clear-sightedness of the vision continues to embody everything that is pure and classical and candid about Tchaikovsky's musical response to Pushkin. The wonder of this piece lies in its economy and restraint.

Lunch Report: Nottinghamshire 161-4 (50 overs) v Sussex 277

Lunch on the second day (Sussex won toss)

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne

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