Focus: The People of the Year

THERE may still be 12 shopping days until Christmas, but there are only five voting days left in the Independent on Sunday's poll for Man, Woman and Villain of the Year. Our second annual poll, launched last week, invited readers to nominate the people they felt had made the biggest impact in 1998 - for good and ill. The response has been huge, and there is still time to submit an entry, using the coupon alongside, or by sending an e-mail to Deadline for entries is noon next Thursday, 17 December, and we shall publish the results in next Sunday's paper.

Will Mo Mowlam repeat her success of 1997, in which she was named Woman of the Year ahead of Clare Short and Cherie Blair? How will Tony Blair - last year's Man of the Year and fifth in the villains' list - fare? And who's going to win the battle of the villains? Don't miss the opportunity to influence the outcome - and win a prize. Ten entries will be selected at random, with the senders each receiving a bottle of champagne.