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Rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith is backing a show on the club scene featuring images from 'Alice in Wonderland', and many references to drugs.

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Roger Trapp reports on a new book which gives insight into the intensively competitive world of supermarket retailing, where even the biggest companies maintain a tenuous grip on success.

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Arts: The new establishment

Next month, the Royal Academy is showing Charles Saatchi's vast collection of work by young British artists. It's a key moment - the point at which the avant-garde becomes the mainstream. Here, a celebrated chronicler of the Saatchi generation explains its significance, while over the next five pages we profile its 20 leading lights

Lucan's son faces long title fight

The son of Lord Lucan, the peer missing for two decades, was warned yesterday that he could face years of struggle to assume his father's title.

Lucan is alive and on the vodka, says detective

The death of the billionaire businessman Sir James Goldsmith could help police solve one of the greatest crime mysteries of the century - the disappearance of Lord Lucan.

Obituary: Sir James Goldsmith

I first saw Jimmy Goldsmith, in 1959, playing chemmy on the stairs of 167 Walton Street, undergraduate digs in Oxford, with John Aspinall and John Pollock, writes Anthony Blond [further to the obituary by Nicholas Faith, 21 July].

Letter: Goldsmith, the enemy of Europe

Sir: I really do feel the public should be spared the oceans of hypocrisy about James Goldsmith and his role in European politics.

Larger than life - even in death

Louise Jury on Sir James Goldsmith, supreme juggler of kin and business writes

Maverick billionaire Goldsmith dies with wife and mistress at his side

Sir James Goldsmith the flamboyant billionaire businessman, died early yesterday leaving behind three families, seven homes, eight children and a failed political crusade.

Focus: Here was a king with no country

Sir James Goldsmith, rootless but powerful entrepreneur and Eurosceptic , is dead

Burke: the rights and wrongs of radicalism

"I hope there weren't any ghastly journalists present, saying that I wanted to burn the rich," muttered Ken Livingstone as he loped down the marble staircase of Church House in London, after an impassioned rant about the French Revolution. "That would cause trouble with Mandelson."

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Age: 106

Rerendum Party cannot claim libel

A judge ruled yesterday that Sir James Goldsmith's Referendum Party could not bring an action for libel.

Election `97: `The sea wall is collapsing all around us tonight'

Peter Popham followed the minute-by-minute disintegration of the Tory party with the audience at Central Office. As the vote collapsed remorselessly through the night, it was a grim occasion indeed
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Children's books are too white, says Laureate

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Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

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