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Winchester pupils top fee-paying league of

THE COLLEGE that tops this year's independent schools A-level tables has a history going back more than 600 years. Winchester College charges its boarders more than pounds 15,000 a year: most of them are in the top 10 per cent for academic ability.

Eton failing exam test

WINCHESTER COLLEGE beat off its old rivals, St Paul's School for boys in London and Westminster, to top the independent schools league table. Eton, placed fourth last year, slipped to eighteenth.

Letters: Girls' school success

Sir: What a wonderful article that was - "Part-time jobs `harm exam results' " (9 August). Especially as conclusions can be drawn easily as follows and money can be saved.

Slug slows down despite record year

UNEXPECTED costs of two pub openings and difficult trading last year forced pubs operator Slug and Lettuce to slow its expansion programme, the company said yesterday.

Obituary: Christopher Cowan

THERE ARE many hundreds of people going about their lives today who were at one time quietly but indelibly influenced in their love of music by Christopher Cowan. Some of his pupils have become composers - like Gerard McBurney. Some are notable performers - like Peter Phillips, founder and conductor of the Tallis Scholars, or Steven Isserlis, the cellist. Some are distinguished academics - like Hugh MacDonald; or craftsmen and technicians - like Mark Venning, head of Harrison & Harrison, the organ builders.

Teen troops `degraded' by NCOs

TEENAGE SOLDIERS were subjected to a "bullying" and "degrading" regime by instructors, which included a mock execution, being ordered to simulate sex acts and forced to eat mud and soap, a court martial was told yesterday.

Letter: Bypass operation

Sir: Your article on the "battle" over Winchester's park-and-ride (5 July) fails to make it clear that it is an extension to an existing scheme which was built as an experiment to test whether the principle of park-and-ride would work in Winchester. It has been too successful: virtually every weekday it is full by 9.15 so that it is available only to commuters arriving early in the morning.

Second battle of Twyford Down looms over plan for car park

IT WAS Britain's most controversial road scheme - and to mollify its opponents, the Government made a unique promise.

Classical: On The Air Bayan Northcott

SWITCHING ON Radio 3 in the middle of pieces one fails to recognise can result in piquant moments of truth: surprise at something interesting turning out to be by a composer one thought one loathed or, more unsettling, at something unappealing by a composer one believed that one loved. Tuning in mid-way to Saturday afternoon's Listeners' Choice, I chanced upon the opening bars of what turned out to be a sonata for clarinet and piano in four neatly turned and charmingly melodious movements.

Full steam ahead, chaps

A family day out on the Watercress Line is like visiting a bygone England - or a set of Thomas the Tank Engine

Letter: Wildlife still in peril

Letter:

Children die in bath tragedy

Children die in bath tragedy

Media: They'll be laughing in the cells

ITV had high hopes for Bad Girls. But prisoners and critics alike are calling the jail drama unrealistic and ridiculous. Is it a criminal waste of meticulous research? By Angela Devlin

Property Hot Spot: Winchester: City life in the country

Its superb location, excellent communications and wide choice of housing options make Winchester a very attractive alternative to the crowded capital.

Letter: European elections

Sir: Canvassers in the European elections may like to consider the example of Charlotte, Lady Bonham Carter, who died in 1989 at the age of 96.
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