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EDITOR’S LETTER Nothing beats the thrill of live music, especially if it’s your favourite act that’s whipping the crowd into a frenzy on centre stage. The good news is, Britain’s one of the best places to see out summer if you like the tunes – and it’s even better if the festival experience is on your list of things to do. There really is something for all tastes, whether it be camping in a paddock or a dance music blowout. Turn to page 28 for music editor Alison Grinter’s pick of what’s on offer.

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11 LONDON 11 London Eye 12 London Life 14 DAY TRIPPIN’: Make the most of seeing London in 24 hours 16 Food & Drink 18 Spotted

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63 Global Vision 64 FUN IN THE SUN: Revel in the Spanish city of Valencia 66 TNTT Weekender: Lake District 67 Late Deals 68 BLUE YONDER: Find a mix of old and new in sunny Malta 70 Hotshots 72 Travel Tips 73 Travel News 74 On The Road 75 Gear Up 76 WONDERING NOMADS: Take tea Mongol style in a ger tent 66 Highlights of the Lake District

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It’s not often a letter makes me want to write in, but after reading Melanie’s comments about the world gone mad (‘No Escaping Jade’, TNT 1337) I wanted to respond. Jade Goody may not have been the UK’s favourite “celebrity”, but she did more than most for raising global awareness of the importance for young women to have regular smear tests and to follow up if abnormal results come back. For the thousands of people who have lost someone to cancer, Jade’s mum, husband and two small boys who are going to grow up without a mother, the inconvenience of an article in the news is a small price to pay. Some may think this is an overreaction, but I think it’s

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YOUR SAY VOTING WITH EASE

I just wanted to express my gratitude to all the staff at the South African High Commission in London for their hard work in making last week’s voting proceedings an absolute breeze. I was in and out of South Africa House in half an hour, even though I arrived to vote during the rush hour at 5pm, and I was completely surprised to see how organised

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COMMUNITY CORNER ANZAC DAY EVENTS The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions are co-ordinating events to mark Anzac Day in London this Saturday. DAWN SERVICE: 5AM At the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner. Tickets are not necessary to attend. WREATH LAYING: 11AM At the Cenotaph, Whitehall. Tickets are not necessary, but you’ll need ID for security

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Motorbike enthusiast Bob ‘The Bear’ Farquhar outside the Ace Cafe in London prior to the annual Southend Shakedown – a mass motorbike ride from the iconic bikers’ café to Southend in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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LONDON LIFE

WHAT’S ON Daniel Landon PICKS THE BEST OF LONDON THIS WEEK

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CAMDEN CRAWL £40 ONE DAY, £64 FOR TWO DAYS WHAT: More than 150 bands and acts, from established stars to up-and-comers playing at more than 40 venues over two days in Camden Town – London’s heart of live music. WHEN: April 24-25 DO IT BECAUSE: You’ll see tomorrow’s headliners, today. Look out for Aussie band The Temper Trap (right), Kiwi outfit Die! Die! Die! and Saffa group BLK JKS, as well as big names like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Enemy. It’s a great line-up without the hassle of trooping out to a muddy field in Hampshire.

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Capital idea: Keeper for a Day Sweeping up zebra poo and getting so close to a lion you can smell its breath (and your own fear) sure make for an exotic day out. Normally you’re behind a fence when checking out big, rare or dangerous animals, but not when you’re being a keeper for a day at London Zoo. The day-long experience certainly isn’t cheap, but going behind the scenes to areas usually off-limits and getting up close and personal with weird and wonderful critters

is one of the most memorable things you’ll ever do. You feed giraffes, monkeys and penguins by hand, stand within inches of Asiatic lions, chop up food for bushpigs, and have a family of friendly South American raccoons clamber all over you. A must for animal lovers everywhere. DL

Commemorate the fallen at the Dawn Service, from 5am at the Australian and New Zealand memorials at Hyde Park Corner. There is also a wreath laying ceremony and parade in Whitehall at 11am.

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007 MARATHON £26 Spend the night with James Bond at this back-to-back screening of four 007 classics: Dr No, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The Spy Who Loved Me.

» BFI Imax, Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 8XR Waterloo (0870 787 2525; bfi.org.uk). Apr 25, 11.30pm

» Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY Camden Town (020 7722 3333; zsl.org). £260 VERDICT: GO AND RELEASE THE ANIMAL WITHIN

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THE OBSESSION WITH DRINKING TEA Brits drink more tea than any other nationality except for the Irish. Most locals drink tea the way smokers light up a fag: frequently, out of habit, and without regard for others. Saying ‘no thanks’ to a cuppa can draw a startled ‘ain’t my tea good enough for ya?’ Brits drink about 165 million cuppas a day, but

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’ n i p p i r t Y DA pital, If you only have 24 hours in the ca the most what to do? Here’s how to make of London in a day WORDS DANIEL LANDON

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t can be the worst of chores or great fun, but at some stage most of us will be expected to show off London to overseas visitors. But what if your friends, parents or a potential shag are in town for one day only, and expect pointers on what to see in less time than it takes Jack Bauer to save the world?

STARTERS FOR ALL There are a few iconic London things everyone who visits the capital will want to do. Start with a ride on the London Eye, catching a bird’s eye view of the city, then wander over Westminster Bridge to Big Ben, past (or into) Westminster Abbey and through St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace.

LONDON FOR YOUR PARENTS Showing your parents around needn’t be boring. A wander through Portobello Market and Notting Hill offers a great snapshot of London life. Choose from the fascinating Cabinet War Rooms, the Royal Mews, Fortnum & Mason, or the London Transport Museum, then take a black cab to afternoon tea at a fancy hotel such as the Ritz or Claridge’s. A performance at Shakespeare’s Globe is unique. Don’t miss: The Globe

Afternoon tea at Claridge’s

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LONDON

FIRST-TIMERS IN THE BIG SMOKE Seeing London from the top deck of a ‘hop on, hop off’ bus is fun for newbies. The Tower of London is a ‘wow, that’s a really old spot where kings got banged up’ tourist must-see, and nearby Tower Bridge is spectacular. Camden Market is worth a look for the sheer scale and variety of people and stores. Then walk around London’s heart from Piccadilly Circus through Leicester Square to Covent Garden for a drink in a ye olde pub: try the Lamb and Flag or Cove Bar. Finish off in a superclub such as Ministry of Sound or Fabric. Don’t miss: The Tower of London

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ROMANTIC LONDON You could ditch London and do Paris instead, but failing that, try this for size. Hire a boat and go for a paddle on the Serpentine (the lake in picturesque Hyde Park). It’s great couples fun, guaranteed. The National Gallery has a wonderful atmosphere and an outstanding collection of old masters and impressionists (Renior, Monet etc), then take your own masterful snapshot from the top of Primrose Hill. A concert at the grand Royal Albert Hall or dinner at the riverside Oxo Tower (near Southbank) with its hip cocktail bar will keep you in the good books. Finally, make it a day-long rule that you have a snog at every statue you see. Don’t miss: Primrose Hill View from the Oxo Tower

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A PLACE FOR YOUR FOLKS TO CRASH They deserve better than the couch, are too old for a stinky dorm, but won’t wanna pay a fortune for a posh hotel. So where can your parents stay if you don’t have a spare room in your flat? Self-catering studios/flats are a good bet. They are heaps cheaper than paying per night for a hotel (even a cheap one), plus you get a kitchen and a living room. Some starting points are londonshortlettingapartments.com and homefromhome.co.uk. Out of term time, university halls are often let out to tourists. See lsevacations.co.uk for

basic but decent rooms. You can also find a really nice and reasonably priced bed and breakfast at athomeinlondon.co.uk. If you book ahead, the Travelodge hotel chain (travelodge.co.uk) can be very cheap.

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‘LET’S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT’ TYPES Head north to Camden or to the East End. In Camden, check out the markets around the Lock, and you might just spot a rock star in the Hawley Arms. Camden is a top spot for a night out, too. Koko and the Electric Ballroom plug (mainly) alternative bands. Nearby West Highgate Cemetery, with its ornate Victorian graves, is unique. You need to join a tour, but it’s worth it (020 8340 1834; highgate-cemetery.org). The East End is the most vibrant part of London. Wander down Brick Lane, stopping at the eclectic Old Truman Brewery and White Cube Gallery. Hoxton Square has funky bars, and don’t miss Dennis Severs’ House which is part museum, part ghost tour. Don’t miss: A tour of West Highgate Cemetery

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BAR REVIEW The Telegraph ★★★★★

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Telegraph Rd, SW15 3TU 020 8788 2011 East Putney

THE SCENE A self-proclaimed “country pub in London”, The Telegraph looks just like a homestead. There’s a large beer garden scattered with picnic tables, while inside you’ll find

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comfy couches and a telly showing Sky Sports. Punters are a mix of families, newspaper-reading couples, golden oldies and younger Sunday session types. THE GRUB Hearty pub fare including the obligatory bangers and mash, fish and chips and Sunday roasts. BEHIND THE BAR Beers on tap include Star, Hoegaarden,

Becks, Stella and Guinness while there’s a decent selection of ales too, including Adnams. BILL PLEASE About £10 for a main meal. A pint of Staropramen will set you back £3.50 and a large glass of red wine costs £4.40. VERDICT Shuttered windows and greenery make you feel like you’re in the country. NATASHA VUCKOVIC

Covent Garden’s Opera Quarter

Have a pre-theatre drink or a post-shopping nibble in Covent Garden’s historical food quarter. PUBS FOR A PINT Quirky pub The Nell Of Old Drury (Catherine St, WC2B 5JS) has an underground tunnel to the Theatre Royal opposite. Another historical pub frequented by theatre types is The Opera Tavern (Catherine St, WC2B 5JS). Sip a pint of the black stuff at Irish-themed pub The Coach And Horses (Wellington St, WC2E 7BD). GRAB SOME GRUB Try the excellent Sophie’s Steakhouse (Wellington St, WC2E 7DB) for a sleek take on the American grill house with clientele to match. You’ll find meze and Middle Eastern delights at Turkish restaurant Sofra (Tavistock St, WC2E 7PB), which opens its roof garden in summer. And Indian food fans can tempt their taste buds at

OF THE BEST: PANCAKES Crème De La Crêpe The Piazza, WC2E 8RE Having moved from Borough Market to their own West End store, this pancake café serves flipping good crêpes.

La Crêperie De Hampstead vegetarian restaurant Sagar (Catherine St, WC2B 5JS).

lovers. And it’s cupcake heaven at Primrose Bakery (Tavistock St, WC2E 7PB).

SWEET TREATS Keep your inner child happy at Hope And Greenwood (Russell St, WC2B 5JD), an emporium dedicated to lolly

GETTING THERE Hop off the Tube at Covent Garden and walk round the Opera House to Russell Street.

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda; 2 tbsp boiling water; 1 tsp cinnamon or ground ginger (optional). The work: Mix the oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar and spice, if using, together. Melt the butter and syrup together in a pan. Mix the baking soda with the boiling

water and add to the syrup and butter mixture. Make a well with the dry ingredients and pour the syrup mixture into it, then mix together. Drop dessertspoons of the mixture on a baking tray. Bake in a 160˚C oven for 15 mins until golden.

QUICK FIX It’s Anzac Day on April 25 so whip up a batch of these Antipodean favourites.

Anzac biscuits What you need: 1 cup rolled oats; 1 cup plain flour; 1 cup desiccated coconut; 1 cup brown sugar; ½ cup butter; 1 tbsp golden syrup;

Hampstead High St, NW7 1RE There’s good reason for the big queue at this cart. You’ll find Belgian chocolate dripping from a hot crêpe – yum!

Chez Lindsay 11 Hill Rise, TW10 6UQ Serving up food from Brittany, don’t miss out on their galettes (savoury pancakes) with fillings from fromage to scallops.

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STAR SPOTTING GLOSSY GOSSIP FROM HOME

Erin Miller WITH THE LATEST FROM THE WORLD OF SHOWBIZ

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GO HAWKS: Madonna’s adopted son David Banda has an Aussie accent and is an AFL convert, thanks to his former Australian nanny. Angela Jacobsen (pictured), originally from Melbourne, told New Idea magazine that Malawianborn David Banda, who Madonna adopted in 2006, speaks with an Australian accent and is a fan of AFL. “A friend sent David a Hawthorn shirt … when [his brother] Rocco saw it, he wanted one, so the club sent a box of goodies out to them,” she said.

ROYAL VISIT TO SA

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Bickering husband and wife Peter Andre and Katie Price launched their new reality TV show, baring all about their move to LA in search of Hollywood success.

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A BAD WEEK FOR

Drag queens who strut their stuff at Sydney’s iconic Imperial Hotel may have to perform by candlelight after an energy company pulled the plug, saying they use too much electricity.

When elegant Queen Rania of Jordan spent time in Johannesburg, she didn’t expect to be quizzed on all aspects of being a royal.

But that’s exactly what greeted her during a childfocused tour of the city, according to Hello magazine. The 38-year-old queen patiently answered questions about her pets (two golden retrievers) and what it’s like to wear a crown (uncomfortable, apparently) as she visited

Soweto, met rescued street children and read to a group of students at the Sandton Public Library. The glamourous queen, who is a Unicef ambassador, also met privately with former South African president Nelson Mandela. “He really is a sign of peace,” she told Hello. “His grace, his humility and his courage is truly an example for how humanity can come together.”

SAY WHAT?

”Who is Miley Cyrus? … Make a sex tape and grow up” Jamie Foxx reaches new levels of inappropriateness

Women’s Weekly: Indy 500 racer Scott Dixon and his wife Emma announce they have a baby racer on the way. New Idea: Princess Eugenie strips down to a bikini on holiday; more on Madonna’s failed attempt to adopt another child from Malawi.

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AUSTRALIA Women’s Weekly: Aussie actress Magda Szubanski continues with her weight loss; Denmark’s Princess Mary on her quest to help others. Women’s Day Fab at 43, Sonia Kruger reveals her get-fit tips; cricketer Brett Lee talks about life as a single dad. Who: Most beautiful people issue with Kate Richie, Lara Bingle and Jessica Mauboy.

SOUTH AFRICA YOU: Egoli star Michelle Pienaar may sue the show’s producer for firing her while she was pregnant; a letter from Evita Bezuidenhout, encouraging South Africans to vote in the upcoming election. People: More on Oprah Winfrey’s recent visit to South Africa following alleged sexual abuse incidents at her all-girls academy.

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MEET THE CREW Janine Jorgensen Sub-editor From: Pietermaritzburg

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Dress in your finest to commemorate Anzac Day in style at TNT’s Black And White Ball at Chelsea Football Club this Saturday. Tickets are £50 – buy five or more by noon on Wednesday, and we’ll give you an extra one free! Entry includes champagne on arrival, two-course meal with wine from Mud

House, Anzac tribute ceremony, charity auction in aid of London Legacy, live DJ and dance competition with great prizes to be won. » Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, SW6 1HS Fulham Broadway. Sat, Apr 25, 7pm-1am. £50. See tntonline.co.uk/anzacball

SAFFA FEAST Freedom Day Party Join TNT and SA Times at The Puzzle in Earlsfield this Sunday to celebrate Freedom Day. Enjoy South African drink specials, food and music at the event.

» The Puzzle, Garratt Ln, SW18 4EJ Earlsfield. Sun, Apr 26, 11am-midnight. Free. See tntonline.co.uk/ freedomday

This sweet Saffa happily tries out recipes for the food page, bringing us treats that would impress the best of chefs (should’ve invited Rick Stein to a cook-off when she spotted him in Cornwall the other day). We’re also happy to announce that The House Hunting, a drama starring Janine and friends, after 12 flat viewings finally has come to an end – phew!

SPOTLIGHT ON TNT’S MAYFEST PARTY Raise a stein and soak up the German ‘gemütlichkeit’ (friendly atmosphere) at TNT’s Mayfest, a spring beer festival held at the UK’s only authentic German/Bavarian restaurant on Sunday, May 10. Tickets cost a tenner and include a souvenir T-shirt, a stein of beer, and pretzels. Plus there will be drink specials, entertainment such as the Bavarian Olympics, a live oompah band and German DJs and great prizes to be won.

» Bavarian Beerhouse, 190 City Rd, EC1V 2QH Old Street. Sun, May 10, 3pm-1pm. £10. See tntonline.co.uk/mayfest

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LOOK WHO’S TALKING ENTERTAINMENT

Kym Valentine Libby from Neighbours on giving evidence against Holly Valance, awkward screen kisses and being sick off work after a bout of pneumonia INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER Why are Brits such massive fans of Australian soaps?

I guess it gives them a glimpse of this idyllic, bright sunny world that’s different to the one they know. We have more Brits come up to us in Australia. They come out on the tour buses and we do the Neighbours nights as well. There’ll be 300 backpackers and we’ll personally go around and meet everyone, so I think I’ve met half of England.

Being replaced “ on Neighbours was like a death

What Libby storyline has been the hardest for you to do?

When I was younger having to kiss boys and stuff, that was really hard. Not Darren or Brett but ‘guesties’. Oh, that was awful. But the biggest challenge acting wise was probably when Drew died. I left a little bit of my heart and soul on that studio floor. Last year you contracted pneumonia and fell ill on a flight. Was that scary?

I don’t even remember it, to be honest. It’s weird because I didn’t think I was that sick. It was only when I got home that I found out. And of course I just didn’t

want to admit that I was that sick because I’ve got my little girl [to look after]. But the doctor said: ‘No, you’re being admitted to hospital’. Michala Banas took over your role while you were ill. How did that feel?

I was really, really upset when they first told me. I locked myself in the house and cried for two days. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I couldn’t even get the words out: ‘They’re replacing me.’ That was so devastating to me, it was like a death. Did you watch her version of Libby?

I haven’t seen it [laughs]. I think it would be a bit weird. Watching it is not going to make me feel good, so I just won’t.

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I got subpoenaed. It was a storm in a teacup, really. Basically all that happened was that she told me she was going to leave her agent before she told her agent. That’s all. And I just basically had to say: ‘she told me she’s leaving her agent’. But then she said she didn’t. She’s crazy. I take it you don’t keep in touch with Holly, then?

No, I haven’t seen her for a very long time. I harbour no angst. I don’t really give a shit [laughs]! I’ve got far more important things to think about.

» See Kym back on Neighbours, weeknights at 5.30pm on Five.

Do you still see your screen brothers Billy [Jesse Spencer] and Malcolm [ Benjamin McNair]?

Jesse was over from America and we all caught up, and Benji has three kids now. He’s still in Melbourne doing a lot of theatre. We desperately want to get him back on the show. Is he having none of it?

Yeah, we always said we would never turn our noses up at it [Neighbours] no matter what we went on to do. They’re idiots, people who bag it. You once gave evidence against Holly Valance in

YOU DON’T SAY? What song is always guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Beyoncé’s, Put A Ring On It. I love Beyoncé Knowles. She’s an amazing entertainer. What would your superpower be? My boots. We have this joke at work, when it’s time to put my heels or boots on we say ‘activate wonder powers’ because I have no power without a heel. Then I become kick-ass. What’s your guiltiest pleasure? I like to sit down with some cheese and biccies and a trash mag.

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State Of Play

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SCREEN TEST: RUSSELL CROWE

Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren

STARRING:

RT 127 MINS

1 How much weight did Russell Crowe gain for his role in Body Of Lies? 2 Which Australian National Rugby League team did the actor buy in 2006? 3 Crowe’s son Tennyson shares a birthday with the daughter of which famous Australian actress? 4 In which Oscar-winning film does the actor bellow: “Are you not entertained”? 5 Why did a very angry Crowe confront a BBC TV producer at the Bafta Awards in 2002?

★★★★★

Political intrigue is the order of the day in this tight conspiracy thriller. When Washington DCbased congressman Stephen Collins (Affleck) discovers his intern has died, he calls on old college mate and crime reporter Cal McAffrey (Crowe) for help. The all-star cast live up to their billings. Crowe revels in middle age as the oldschool news reporter trying to balance loyalty to Collins with his instinct to chase the truth; Affleck is understated but compelling as the compromised congressman; and Jason Bateman’s role as a slimy, polysexual PR is a scene-stealer. Running over two hours State Of Play is a long haul, but director Kevin Macdonald

sets a cracking pace, which never lets up. The film is certainly flawed: there is one twist too many, clumsy moments of dialogue-as-exposition, and the developing sexual chemistry between Crowe and McAdams’

cub reporter is nauseating and unnecessary. But for people who like their drama dense and complex, State Of Play delivers. GOOD FOR: Fans of top US television series The Wire. ALISON GRINTER

THE REEL DEAL

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5 McLovin LAST WEEK’S WINNER Andy Aitken

OBSERVE AND REPORT

★★★★★ A trigger-happy security guard (Seth Rogen) is on a mission to catch a flasher at the mall where he works in this twisted and, at times, riotously funny comedy. Director Jody Hill doesn’t quite get the balance right between gags and sombre scenes, but there are moments of real comic genius. GOOD FOR: Those looking for an X-rated Paul Blart: Mall Cop. PIERRE DE VILLIERS

how the couple’s assets will be divided were not outlined in the court filings. The line-up at this year’s Wild South Film Festival in Wanaka, New Zealand, has been announced. The festival showcases natural history films from around the world and will run from April 28 to May 3. Highlights include red deer doco Prince Of The Alps, and Prince Of Cats, which explores whether there are big cats roaming in South Canterbury.

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ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

★★★★★ Director Werner Herzog journeys to Antarctica for some interesting chit-chat with scientists, and to capture stunning scenery on film in an award-winning doco. It lacks focus but is still a haunting portrait of the world’s most desolate continent. GOOD FOR: Those who like to explore without leaving the couch. PDV

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Mel Gibson and his wife, Robyn, have pleaded for privacy as they proceed with what promises to be a high-profile divorce. The Gibsons last week released a joint statement asking the media not to intrude as they dissolve their 28year marriage. “Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so,” the pair said in the statement Details of

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CULTURE BAROQUE 1620-1800: STYLE IN THE AGE OF MAGNIFICENCE Ostentatious, gaudy and often way over-the-top: welcome to the world of baroque, the name given to the opulent style of the 17th and 18th centuries. As this masterful exhibition shows, baroque was more than just a way of designing vases and church icons – it was an entire movement, which helped to define a historical period. Starting with some lavish furnishings, the exhibition charts how baroque style influenced architecture (epitomised by the Palace

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SEE THIS: Exhibition of Versailles), theatre, visual arts and religion, and became the first worldwide aesthetic as it spread from Italy and France. If you don’t mind that your art and design is a couple of hundred years old, there’s plenty to enjoy about this exhibition. DANIEL LANDON

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» V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL South Kensington (020 7942 2000; vam.ac.uk). Until Jul 19. £11

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WORTH A LOOK Henry VIII: Man and Monarch shows off an amazing collection of important and fascinating material about the

king. » British Library, Euston Rd, NW1 2DB

King’s Cross St Pancras (0870 444 1500; bl.uk). Apr 23-Sep 6. £9

William Blake’s only one-man exhibition of 1809. » Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG

• Art buffs will love a recreation of

Pimlico (020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk). Apr 20-Oct 4. Free

THEATRE OF THE WEEK

BOOK OF THE WEEK

PLAGUE OVER ENGLAND

TWO LITTLE BOYS

★★★★★

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Theatre critics don’t often write plays, but Evening Standard reviewer Nicholas de Jongh’s play about Sir John Gielgud’s brush with the law (he was caught cottaging in 1953) has made it to the West End. While the writing is

competent rather than inspired, De Jongh offers an interesting account of an era when even private acts of gay sex could result in criminal prosecution. LOUISE KINGSLEY

» Duchess Theatre, Catherine St, WC2B 5LA Covent Garden (0844 579 1973). Until May 2. From £26

Duncan Sarkies (John Murray) OUT NOW

★★★★★ Don’t let the simple narrative style fool you. Two Little Boys may, on page one at least, appear to be written for teens – the sentences are short, the language isn’t too complex and the characters seem to be anything but complicated. Read on, though, and this gem of a novel by Duncan Sarkies – one of New Zealand’s most eclectic writing talents – unfolds into a well thought-out, challenging and hilariously dark read, as old friends Nige and Deano put their

relationship to the test. After Nige accidentally runs down a Norwegian backpacker, he turns to Deano to help him out of a bad situation. The thing is, Deano is delusional and dangerously unstable, which means the bad situation gets worse – and funnier. Sarkies’ twin protagonists are a hoot, but they also reveal more than a little bit about growing up in New Zealand, as well as the call of a mythical place on the other side of the world called Shepherd’s Bush, where, Nige says, there are a lot of Kiwis drinking beer. SAMANTHA BADEN

MORE STAGE Politics and beating drums come together in a mammoth clash of cultures during Nigerian Nobellaureate Wole Soyinka’s lavish and poetic Death And The King’s Horseman. Prepare to be blown away. » National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Waterloo (020 7452 3000; nationaltheatre.org.uk)

Until Jun 17. From £10.

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MUSIC DEPECHE MODE Sounds Of The Universe (Mute)

★★★★★

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The last four Depeche Mode albums have arrived at such lengthy intervals that each has been billed as a comeback. Every one, though, has offered mere consolidation. The only big twist in the group’s 30-year career was in 1986, when they ditched bouncy synth pop for gloomy electro-goth. Since then, it’s been variations on a theme, some successful, and some forgettable. Sounds Of The Universe slots

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CAMERA OBSCURA My Maudlin Career (4AD)

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Thirteen years into a career on the weedy margins of Scottish indie, Camera Obscura managed to pick up a little mainstream radio play with French Navy. My Maudlin Career offers more of the same: the sound has been filled out a little from the group’s previous three albums, but it’s still charmingly unmuscular and in thrall to both ’60s pop and ’80s indie. Its over-studied cool means it’s a tough record to love, perhaps, but it’s pleasant enough while it lasts. WFJ

THE HANDSOME FAMILY Honey Moon (Loose) ★★★★★

BRAKES

Duo Brett (swooping melodies, fragile croon) and Rennie Sparks (otherworldly lyrics, semi-detached harmonies) celebrate 20 years of marriage with an album of, by their standards, conventional love songs. The pair are at their most unnecessarily wayward on The Loneliness Of Magnets, which tries and fails to reinvent Brett as a surrealist. But A Thousand Diamond Rings and Little Sparrows are on safer, more country-tinged ground. Happy anniversary, folks. WFJ

Founded as an offshoot of British Sea Power and Electric Soft Parade, Brakes made a better record than either of its parent bands have managed before or after 2005’s Give Blood. Touchdown is rather less successful. The short and sharp bursts of aggressive indie-rock that highlighted the band’s debut still show up from time to time, but they take second billing to a series of rather dreary attempts to reinvent hazy, shoegazey pop for the 21st century. They don’t succeed. WFJ

Touchdown (Fatcat)

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SOUNDS OF HOME

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NO.1 Right Round, Flo Rida ft Kesha MAKING NEWS Rose Tattoo founding member Mick Cocks has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The guitarist, who is reported to be “in good spirits and ready for a fight”, is receiving treatment in Sydney.

NO.1 Brother, Smashproof ft Gin Wigmore MAKING NEWS Ex-Mutton Bird Don McGlashan is taking new album Marvellous Year on the road with his band the Seven Sisters in May. It will be McGlashan’s first national tour since a world tour with Neil Finn’s 7 Worlds Collide shows.

NO.1 Poker Face, Lady Ga Ga MAKING NEWS Easter shindig Splashy Fen went off with “no major incidents” according to festival manager Pedro Carlo. Held on a farm near Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, the festival featured sets from local acts such as Stealing Love Jones and Goldfish.

LIVE REVIEW Eskimo Joe Koko April 8 ★★★★★ When these Aussie lads play their older stuff (From The Sea, Black Fingernails, Red Wine) it’s not hard to see why they’ve gained respect for their evolution from pop to indie cred. But their new material, which they so proudly perform tonight, is grim. Don’t Let Me Down, Losing Friends Over Love and The Sound Of Your Heart are clichéd pop at its worst, with little of the lyrical or musical depth of their earlier songs. It pains me to say it, but their new album, out in May, seems destined for the unchallenging, bland world of commercial radio. DANIEL LANDON

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tidily into this tale. All the Depeche touchstones are here: booming vocals, rigid rhythmic timekeeping, murky guitars, kinky metaphors. And, yes, some of it is successful and some of it is forgettable. The opening tracks are Depeche at their dreariest. In Chains goes nowhere; the Dave Gahan-penned Hole To Feed is little better; and Wrong might as well be satire. Martin Gore then remembers how to write songs: Fragile Tension and Little Soul stand out a mile in this company. But then he forgets again, and the album suffers. See you again in four years? WILL FULFORD-JONES

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GIG GUIDE MUSIC & CLUBS

Alison Grinter PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST LIVE MUSIC

GIG OF THE WEEK PJ HARVEY/JOHN PARISH It’s sure been interesting watching PJ Harvey grow as an artist over the years. On early albums Dry and Rid Of Me she rocked like a banshee and unleashed a cast of disturbed personae. In 2003 she won the Mercury Music Prize for her accomplished Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. And 2007’s wraith-like piano-led White Chalk proved Peej can do delicate and reflective. She returns with A Woman, A Man Walked By made with long-time collaborator John Parish. The two preview tracks from the album this week.

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» Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W11 8QE Shepherd’s Bush (0844 477 2000). Apr 20-21. £22.50

ETHER: SQUAREPUSHER, BLACK JKS, DJ MO

YEAH YEAH YEAHS

This week’s Ether Fesival sees Southbank’s Clore Ballroom transformed into a club space for a special live gig by electro wizard Tom ‘Squarepusher’ Jenkinson, who is pimping new album Just A Souvenir. Support comes from South African newcomers Black Jks and Malian spinner DJ Mo.

The New York art-punk trio have calmed down a little since they stormed the airwaves in 2003 with their incendiary debut Fever To Tell. For third album It’s Blitz, Nick Zinner’s squalling guitars and Karen O’s screeching have been replaced by disco synths and ethereal vocals respectively. But expect a kinetic show as ever.

» The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd,

» Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W11 8QE

SE1 8XX

Waterloo (0871 663 2501). Fri, Apr 24. £20

Shepherd’s Bush (08444 77 2000). Apr 25-26. £22.50

BELIEVE THE HYPE CHEW LIPS

SOUND BITES

THE LINE-UP: Tigs (vocals),

Will Sanderson and James Watkins (keyboards). HAILS FROM: London THE BUZZ SO FAR: Elbowing their way into the electro-dancepop arena are newcomers Chew Lips. The trio have already generated several inches of music press, even though their body of work to date is a handful of demos on Myspace. THE BAND SAYS: “This is electronic music played with an alt. rock, indie attitude.” (NME) THE CRITICS SAY “Their electro-pop racket packs an eight-bit power punch that will have Crystal Castles running for shelter beneath their synths.” (Guardian) WE SAY: Their showcase tune Solo ebbs with throbbing

electro potential, with Tigs’ melancholy and stylistic vocals worthy of the acclaim she has received. THE RELEASE Solo on their Myspace page. THE PLUG Camden Crawl at various venues across Camden (020 7403 3331). Apr

24-25. £60 for a two-day pass, £35 for a single day pass. ERICA MASINI

Aussie singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko has been nominated for a Green Room Award for the music she wrote for the Bell Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet. The 2008 production starred Australian Love My Way actor Brendan Cowell and represented Blasko’s first attempt at scoring a play. “I’m pretty pleased,” says the chuffed muso.

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music lover ry e ev r fo ng hi et m so ’s There ival line-up – and st fe r e m m su s K’ U e th in g now it’s time to start plannin WORDS ALI SON GRINT

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ROCKNESS When Jun 12-14 Where Dores, near Inverness, Scotland. What Cutting-edge indie antics on the banks of Loch Ness. Line-up The Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy, Placebo, Dizzee Rascal, Orbital, Super Furry Animals. Tickets Weekend camping £105-£139. Day tickets and VIP tickets are also available (0870-534 4444). » rockness.co.uk

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL When Jun 12-14 Where Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. What It hosted the likes of Jimi Hendrix in the ’70s and now comes a close second to Glasto. Line-up The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Razorlight, Neil Young, Pendulum, Pixies, Arno Carstens. Tickets £120-£140 (0870 532 1321). » isleofwightfestival.com GLASTONBURY When Jun 24-28 Where Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. What The holy grail of festival going that never fails to deliver an inspiring, eclectic line-up and a warm, fuzzy vibe. Line-up Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Neil Young,

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL When Jun 12-14 Where Donington Park, Castle Donington, near Derby. Line-up A monster rock extravaganza showcasing the best heavy music. The line-up Faith No More, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Marilyn Manson,

Whitesnake, Korn, Pendulum, ZZ Topp. Tickets Weekend tickets are £135-£200. » downloadfestival.co.uk

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Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Emiliana Torrini, Doves, Franz Ferdinand, The Ting Tings, Echo And The Bunnymen, White Lies and Florence And The Machine. The full line-up will be announced a month before the festival. Tickets: Sold out. If you’ve missed out, console yourself with the fact it will probably rain. » glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

T IN THE PARK When Jul 10-12 Where Balado, near Kinross-shire, Scotland. What A Scottish favourite that never fails to impress fans and critics alike. Line-up The Killers, Blur, Kings Of Leon, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Pendulum, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Tickets Weekend camping sold out. Weekend tickets, no camping, £170. Day tickets available (0870 534 4444). » tinthepark.com

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LATITUDE When Jul 16-19 Where Henham Park, Suffolk. What Billed as “creativity amongst the trees”, Latitude boasts 13 stages featuring a range of top talent. Line-up Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Bat For Lashes, Editors, Spiritualized. Tickets Weekend tickets £150. » latitudefestival.co.uk GLOBAL GATHERING When Jul 24-25 Where Long Marston Airfield, near Stratfordupon-Avon, Warwickshire. What A mega country dance party which attracts up to 55,000 ravers. Line-up The Prodigy, Orbital, Carl Cox, Pendulum, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren. Tickets Weekend tickets £115, VIP weekend tickets £175 (0870 534 4444). » globalgathering.co.uk WOMAD When Jul 24-26

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Where Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. What The ultimate world music festival with yoga sessions and salsa lessons. Line-up Ethiopiques, Fat Freddys Drop, Solomon Burke, Nneka, Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traoré. Tickets Weekend camping £125. » womad.org

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL When Jul 30-Aug 2 Where Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge. What As its name suggests, this world famous festival showcases some of folk’s finest. Line-up Lucinda Williams, The Zutons, Los Lobos, The Saw Doctors, Booker T Jones, Mumford & Sons. Tickets Weekend tickets £104, camping extra. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, May 17. » cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk SONISPHERE When Aug 1-2 Where Knebworth House, Knebworth Park. What A red hot weekend devoted to delivering the best in metal and hard rock. Line-up Metallica, Linkin Park, Nine

Kanye’s performing at Roskillde

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Where Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park, Staffordshire. What A big festival with big crowds, big attitude and big name pop acts. Line-up Oasis, The Doves are on stage at Bestival this year Killers, Elbow, Snow Patrol, Keane, Katy Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Machine Head, Perry, Dizzee Rascal, Thin Lizzy, Airbourne, The Sword. MGMT, Lady Gaga, Tickets £157, including camping Lily Allen, Pendulum. (0871 230 5595). Tickets Hylands Park » sonispherefestivals.com sold out. Tickets for Weston Park £160, including camping, THE BIG CHILL (0871 230 5584). When Aug 6-9 » vfestival.com Where Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire. READING/LEEDS FESTIVALS When Aug 28-30 What The original boutique festival which Where Richfield Ave, Reading; boasts a leftfield bill of music, comedy and and Bramham Park, Leeds. quirky one-offs. Line-up Basement Jaxx, Friendly Fires, Orbital, What Rock, alternative, indie, punk, metal, big names, breaking acts, and Spiritualized, Dylan Moran, Wonky Pop, British exclusive performances – the legendary Sea Power rescore 1934 film Man Of Aran. twin festivals have it all. Tickets £145 with camping (0844 888 4411). » bigchill.net/festival Line-up Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Eagles Of THE GREEN MAN FESTIVAL Death Metal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc When Aug 21-23 Party, Vampire Weekend. Where Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons, Tickets Reading sold out. Leeds Powys, Wales. day tickets £70. » readingfestival.com; What A beguiling mix of druids, lush leedsfestival.com countryside and cutting-edge acts. Line-up Wilco, Bon Iver, British Sea Power, CREAMFIELDS Wooden Ships, Errors, Peggy Sue, Megson, When Aug 29-30 Pivot, Its A Buffalo, 6 Day Riot, No Thee No Ess. Where Daresbury Estate, Tickets Weekend tickets with camping £115. » thegreenmanfestival.co.uk Halton, Cheshire. What Two-day dance extravaganza featuring V FESTIVAL the crème de la crème of club music talent. When Aug 22-23 Line-up Basement Jaxx, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk,

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Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Pete Tong, John Digweed. Tickets Weekend camping tickets £110. » creamfieldsfestival.co.uk

SOUTH WEST FOUR When Aug 29. Where Clapham Common, London. What Dance one-dayer featuring a mega line-up of DJ heavyweights. Line-up Carl Cox, John Digweed, Erick Morillo, Danny Tenaglia, Armin Van Buuren. Tickets £40 (0844 847 2467). » southwestfour.com

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GET LOADED IN THE PARK When Aug 30. Where Clapham Common, London. What Companion event to South West Four. Line-up Orbital, Röyksopp Laurent Garnier, Pendulum, Felix Da Housecat. Tickets £35 (0844 847 2467). » getloadedinthepark.com BESTIVAL When Sep 11-13. Where Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. What Three days full of fancy dress surprises, secret stages and music fun. Line-up Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Elbow, Doves, MGMT, Soulwax, Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Bat For Lashes. Tickets £140, including camping, (0870 066 7753). » bestival.net

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WHAT’S ON IN EUROPE QUART When Jun 30-Jul 4. Where Kristiansand, Norway. What Norway’s biggest festy in the beautiful surroundings of its southern coast. Line-up Slash & Friends, Black Eyed Peas, Marilyn Manson, Placebo, Korn, Chris Cornell. Tickets Weekend 2250 krone (about £226). Day passes 750 krone (about £75). » quart.no ROSKILDE When Jul 2-5. Where Roskilde, Denmark. What Scandinavia’s biggest festival delivers top acts along with an eco-awareness vibe. Line-up Coldplay, Amadou & Mariam, Lily Allen, Eagles Of Death Metal, Fleet Foxes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye West. Tickets From 1785 kroner (about £211). » roskilde-festival.dk BILBAO BBK LIVE When Jul 9-11. Where Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain. What A festy that handily coincides with Running of the Bulls (Jul 6-14) in nearby Pamplona. Line-up Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Babyshambles, The Ting Tings, Placebo, Basement Jaxx, Gaslight Anthem. Tickets £126 for all three days, including camping, (seetickets.com). » bilbaobbklive.com EXIT When Jul 9-12. Where Petrovaradin Fortress,

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Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. What A three-day extravaganza showcasing the globe’s biggest pop/rock names. Line-up Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Blur, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Daniel Merriweather. Tickets ₏224.50 for the weekend, including camping (ticketmaster.ie).  oxegen.ie

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Novi Sad, Serbia. What A budget price festival with a fantastic line-up. Line-up Arctic Monkeys, Korn, Moby, Patti Smith, Madness, Kraftwerk. Tickets Early-bird four-day passes ÂŁ72, camping extra (etickets.to/exit). Âť exitfest.org

OXEGEN When Jul 10-12. Where Punchestown Racecourse,

SOUNDWAVE When Jul 17-20. Where Petrcane, near Zadar, Croatia. What UK club promoters Soundcrash and New Bohemia team up for three days of fun beside the clear blue sea on the Adriatic coast. Line-up DJ Yoda, Red Snapper, Vadim, Andreya Treyana, King Cannibal, The Bays. Tickets ÂŁ60. No camping/accommodation on site. Âť soundwavecroatia.com

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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL BENICASSIM When Jul 16-19. Where Benicassim, Spain. What A firm favourite with festival-goers who want to combine lazy beach days with scorching music-filled nights. Line-up Oasis, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand. Tickets Four-day passes ÂŁ160 (seetickets.com). Âť fiberfib.com

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et grooving under the Mediterranean sun this summer when Malta is taken over by the world’s hottest musicians for Malta Music Week from July 3-8. With this annual treat, Malta is rapidly evolving into a red hot option for clubbers and festival-goers. From overground to underground, R ’n’ B to hard house and techno, there’s something for everyone, and all of it in the dazzling sunshine.

ISLE OF MTV Malta Music Week is now in its second year of crazy beach parties and big club nights, culminating in the free Isle of MTV Malta special concert. Capital Valletta will again teem with fans screaming for MTV’s freshest acts, which last year included Lady GaGa, N.E.R.D and The Kooks, and will again boast the biggest ever free party held on the island.

Grab yourself a festival experience with a difference during sun -drenched Malta music week

PACEVILLE The revelry kicks off in Paceville near St Julian’s – the nightlife Mecca of the Maltese islands. Set on the rugged coast, this is the perfect place to drink in the sunset while listening to pounding beats from local DJs. OPEN AIR VENUES Check out Gianpula, Malta’s largest open-air club, on the other side of the island. You’ll find a mix of local and international talent. With Gianpula’s open-air setting in a valley beneath the baroque splendour of Mdina, Malta’s old capital, it’s a definite one-off. The club is famous for its uplifting brand of dance music enhanced by sultry summer nights. During Malta Music Week, Gianpula, and other open-air venues such as Popeye’s Village will stage unforgettable lively evenings. The event at Gianpula is scheduled for the Friday during Malta Music Week. Later in the summer, Gianpula will also host Creamfields and dozens of DJs over four stages.

MUSIC NEWS STOP PRESS … LATEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED UK dance act Groove Armada has just been announced as one of the headliners playing this year’s Malta Music Week, which culminates in the Isle of MTV festival. The dance floor faves are scheduled to take the stage on July 4, at funky venue Popeye’s Village.

BEACH PARTY Eclectic sounds from local and international acts will keep the crowd jumping all day long when the party hits the beach on Sunday, July 5. For music lovers who fancy an extended stay in Malta, Moby will be playing a set at Gianpula on June 28 as a pre-festival warm-up.

» For more information on Malta Music Week see visitmalta.com or isleofmtv.com.

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SATURDAY 25

After The Riots, The Heroes, The Pennyhangers Indie-

Butcher Boy, Cats On Fire The Glaswegian collective play symphonic pop-rock.

pop from the London fivepiece. The Fly, New Oxford St,

The Luminaire, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). £8, adv £7.

WC1A 1EP (0844 847 2424). Adv £7.

Crystal Fighters, Cats In Paris, Hot Silk Pockets

Ron Carter Quartet The bassist and his band play covers by Miles Davis.

Folk outfit from Spain.

Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT (020 7439 0747). £20-£36.

The Macbeth, Hoxton St, N1 6LP (020 7749 0600). £6.

Ignominious Incarceration, This Distance The Bath-

Def Con Dos, Surfface And The Spanish Fiesta

based death metal quartet play songs from their debut album Of Winter Born. The

Spanish rap and metal outfit. Jamm, Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH (020 7274 5537). £20, adv £15.

Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £7.50.

Rubber Band, Demi And The Boys, Old Ricoh The band play indie-pop songs. The Purple Turtle, Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TN (020 7383 4976). £5.

John Standing The vocalist performs the songs of Noël Coward. Live! On The Park At Pizza On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £15 & £25.

Eyelead The London duo

TNT’S TOP BOOKING MICK THOMAS Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA West Brompton (wegottickets.com). Fri, May 1. £10 adv. Weddings, Parties, Anything lead man Mick Thomas returns to London to plug new album Spin! Spin! Spin!

TUESDAY 21 Bakirinosu The Japanese duo perform folk and a capella. Cafe Oto, Ashwin St, E8 3DL (020 7923 1231). £10, adv £8.

Deathstars, Marionette, The Defiled Metal from the Swedish five-piece playing tracks from their album Night Electric Night. Islington Academy, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £14.

Fennesz, Rosy Parlane, CM Von Hausswolff The Austrian musician plays electronica from his album Black Sea. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX (0871 663 2500). £15 & £17.50.

Lucky Soul, Theoretical Girl, Nick Evans Soulful pop from the London five-piece. The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). Adv £8.

KT Sullivan The vocalist performs the songs of Jerome Kern. Live! On The Park At Pizza On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £15 & £25.

Wintermute The indie-pop quartet from Leeds play tracks from their album Robot Works. 229, Great Portland St, W1W 5PW (020 7323 7229). £6, w/flyer £5.

Years Of Rice And Salt Instrumental folkrock five-piece. Bull And Gate, Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2TJ (020 8826 5000). £5, concs £4.

THURSDAY 23 The Big Pink, Loverman The East London duo play electro-rock. ICA, The Mall,

Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £25.

Funkification The eight-piece play funk, soul and disco. Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £15.

Git, The Medicine Show, Black Mercies, Bye Bye Johnny

singer and his band play dhol beats. Wembley Arena, Arena Sq, HA9 0DH (0870 060 0870). £20-£75.

Reuben Richard & Soul Train Blues, funk and soul from the seven-piece. Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £15.

Thee Single Spy, Coppertone Rose, Paul Mosley Whimsical folk-rock from the London-based collective. The Spice Of Life, Moor

band play album Odessey And Oracle in its entirety. Hammersmith

The Bristol three-piece play indie-pop tracks. Halfmoon

Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £28.50.

Purple Turtle, Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TN (020 7383 4976). £12.

Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £5.

Ally Kerr The Glaswegian folk singer-songwriter promotes his album Off The Radar. The Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £6.

The Rippers, Red 13 Punk-rock tracks from the Portuguese five-piece. 12 Bar Club, Denmark Place, WC2H 8NL (020 7240 2622). £6.

The Machine Gunners The

SUNDAY 26 Catch 22, JB Conspiracy, Middle Finger Salute, Beat The Red Light The American ska-punk six-piece promote

Oumou Sangare, Sara Tavares The artist

their single The Purge. The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). Adv £11.

performs traditional music from Mali. Barbican Hall,

Girls Aloud The chart-

Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS (0845 120 7500). £13-£22.

topping pop five-piece perform tracks from their latest album, Out Of Control.

SE8 4AG (020 8692 4446). £6, NUS £5.

Ultravox

O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £30 and £35.

Joe Robinson The winner

The 1980s electro-pop band perform tracks from their back catalogue. Hammersmith Apollo,

punk from the Reading-based group. The Albany, Douglas Way,

of Australia’s Got Talent plays acoustic country-blues. Le

Saxon, Doro, Sweet Savage

Buffalo Bar, Upper St, N1 1RU (020 7359 6191). £6, w/flyer/NUS £5.

Gurdas Maan The Punjabi Asia The veteran progrock band play their hits.

trio play gothic electro. The

Quecumbar, Battersea High St, SW11 3HX (020 7787 2227). £13, adv £10.

play experimental rock.

100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £16.50, adv £13.50.

The Zombies The veteran rock

Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £6.

Vessels, Eat Lights Become Lights, St Francis, The FM Flash The five-piece

Swing and jive band following in the footsteps of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway.

Halagoogoo, Pinstickers

Australian indie-rock five-piece.

(020 7729 6097). £5, members £4.

Ray Gelato & The Giants

Diary Of Dreams The German

Pete & The Pirates Indie-

play Americana-tinged poprock. Catch, Kingsland Rd, E2 8DA

Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT (020 8563 8232). £12, concs £10.

SW1Y 5AH (020 7930 3647). £8.50.

Peter Doherty The

The Shivers, Libelula, Peerless Pirates, James Berryman The Essex band

folk tracks from the former Flook member. Irish Cultural

St, W1D 5NA (020 7739 3025). £5.

Dublin Castle, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 8806 2668). £6, concs £4.50.

The Panics, Redshift

Brian Finnegan Acoustic

Upper St, N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £5.

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Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). Adv £22.

Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7840 4242). £15, concs £12.

Art rock trio. Hope And Anchor,

London outfit play indie tracks.

Babyshambles frontman plays indie-rock tracks from his solo album Grace/ Wastelands. Proud, The Stables

FRIDAY 24

play experimental tracks. Union

Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £32.50.

Alternative glam-rockers.

Muntu Valdo Heavy metal quintet from Barnsley. Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £17.50.

The Virgins The New York trio play new-wave pop from their self-titled debut album. Heaven, Charing Cross Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). £9.

The Nightingales, Ted Chippington, Violet Violet, David Cronenberg’s Wife

Acoustic funk and blues from the Cameroonian performer. The Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £8.

Wet Paint, Rook And The Ravens, Kaiko, Lloyd

100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). £10, adv £7.

The Positively Testcard The South London kwela band play South African style grooves. The Windmill, Kirkdale, SE26 4QJ (020 8291 9281). Free.

London-based rock quartet. The Fly, New Oxford St, WC1A 1EP (0844 847 2424). Adv £6

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FAST FORWARD AC/DC Wembley Stadium, Jun 26 (0871 2200 260). £55 Animal Collective Brixton Academy, Aug 20 (0844 477 2000). £18 Blur Hyde Park, Jul 2-3 (0870 534 444) £45 John Butler Union Chapel, Jul 17 (0870 264 3333). £17.50 The Cat Empire Shepherds Bush Empire, Jul 3-4 (08444 77 2000) £17.50 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Latitude Festival, Jul 16-19, Henham Park, Suffolk, (latitudefestival.co.uk) £150 Die! Die! Die! Cargo, May 10, (020 7403 3331). £6.50 The Drones The Luminaire, May 21 (wegottickets.com). £8.50 Gurrumul Union Chapel, May 13 (0844 576 5483).£12.50 Manic Street Preachers Roundhouse, May 28-30 (0844 482 8008). £26.50 Mr Scruff Koko, May 23 (0870 4325 527). £15 Pet Shop Boys O2 Arena, Jun 19 (0870 534 4444). £30 Razorlight O2 Arena, May 7 (0870 534 4444). £27.50 Shapeshifter Forum, May 22 (0844 847 2405). £17.50 Amy Winehouse, Toots And The Maytals Shepherds Bush Empire, May 31 (0844 477 2000). £35-£45

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Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS

CLUB OF THE WEEK CARL COX If you missed his gig at Koko over Easter, catch Coxy at the more intimate Brazilian haunt Guanabara, as he squeezes in an exclusive special show around his UK tour. “I’m very excited to play at Guanabara. I love everything about Brazil – the food, the music, the people, the vibe … I just love playing to people who know their music and how to have a good time,” the big man says. What’s more, it’s credit crunch-friendly clubbing at the bargain price of a fiver.

» Guanabara, Parker St, WC2B 5PW

Covent Garden (020 7242 8600). Thu, Apr 23, 11pm-2.30am. £5

beats/breaks

funk/soul

THE GALLERY 14TH BIRTHDAY This time last year The Gallery turned 13 while moving to its new home at Ministry. Now a year older and wiser, it’s celebrating its 14th with Armin van Buuren, Judge Jules and Tall Paul.

» Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, SE1 6DP Elephant & Castle (0870 060 0010). Fri, Apr 24, 10.30pm-6am. £20

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REDLIGHT This is a weekly after-hours party that’s all about minimal and electro. The music is damn good, and DJs on the bill include Space-lady Smokin’ Jo and Circo Loco regular Clive Henry on the decks this weekend.

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» Club Aquarium, 256-264 Old St, EC1V 9DD Old Street (020 7253 3558). Sat, Apr 25, 4.30am-11am. £12 Tiësto

PLACE TO BE Fabric Once upon a time the space that is Fabric was the cold stores for Smithfield Meat Market. Now it’s one of London’s biggest and best nightclubs covering 25,000 sq ft. Largely home to breaks and drum ’n’ bass nights, the club is set over three rooms and has a real industrial feel to it, thanks to its brick wall interior. On a night out here, feel Fabric’s dance floor literally

shake, as the bass frequencies are pumped through the floor.

» 77a Charterhouse St, EC1M 3HN Farringdon (020 7336 8898)

Gavin And Stacey star Matt Horne has stepped into

clubland with his own monthly event called Session at East London’s Queen of Hoxton bar. Promising “the finest indie/electro/trash”, Horne brings DJs and live bands to the venue, including himself as resident tune spinner. The first Session was this month, so look out for Session 2 in May. Defected has announced its resident DJs for this summer in Ibiza, now moved to Saturday nights at Pacha. Names include Junior Jack and Kid Crème, The Shapeshifters and Copyright, while guest DJs lined-up are David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Bob Sinclar and Dimitri From Paris.

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Tiësto is the face of AX Time, the new watch collection from Giorgio Armani. “It’s very exciting to do something this special with Armani. He is a fashion legend,” the DJ says. Armani explains Tiësto was chosen because: “As a designer of music, Tiësto enjoys worldwide recognition and maintains a frantic time schedule taking him all over the globe.” Somehow we don’t think a new timepiece will help the DJ maintain his busy schedule. We’re sure he’s got an entourage for that.

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MONDAY 20 Authentic Cuban Night Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 6pm-2am. £5, free before 9pm.

Bite DJs Lydia, Ian, Marcus and Complexus play electro, Motown and pop. Punk, Soho St, W1D 3DN (020 7734 4004). 9pm-3am. £5, concs £3, free before 10pm.

Explosive DJ Rugrat spins R‘n’B, party anthems and club classics. Zoo Bar, Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3.30am. men £5 before 10.30pm, guestlist women free before 10.30pm.

spin funky house, dance, pop, commercial dance, R’n’B and club anthems. On Anon, Piccadilly, W1V 9LA (020 7287 8008). 9pm-late. £10, £7 before 11pm, free before 10pm.

RECESSION PARTY CARGO 83 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY Old Street (020 7739 3440) May 3. Free The first of five parties curated by cool Aussie label Modular Records. Check out the Queens of Noize, Modular DJs and Jaques Renault, and rifle through the Modular jumble sale.

Electrovibe James Mac and DJ Lukass play house and electro. Club Boulevard, The Broadway, W5 5JY (07912 654 543). 10pm-late. £10.

Inspiration Information Soulful house from Phil Asher and guests. East Village, Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX (020 7739 5173). 9pm-4am. £10, £5 before 10pm.

Kuch Kuch Ritu mixes

Queens of Noize

Hard Core Salsa DJ Mario plays mambo and salsa. Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 5.30pm-2am. £4, free before 9pm.

Salsa Night The resident DJs provide salsa tracks. The Standard, Blackhorse Ln, E17 6DS (020 8527 1966). 8pm-9pm. £6.

TUESDAY 21 Forca Brasil DJ Fred spins salsa, samba and Latin tunes, plus live bands. Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 5.30pm-2am. £4, free before 9pm.

Lost In London Party on the ground floor, electro-house in the basement and commercial R‘n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 9pm-3am. £7, guestlist/NUS £5.

Fuse Resident DJs spin

Funky Fridays DJs provide

chart, party anthems and retro hits in the basement with R’n’B, electro and house in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear

funky house and indie. The Langley, Langley St, WC2H 9JA (020 7836 5005). 4.30pm-1am. £8, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm.

funk, disco, pop, African beats, funky house and 1980s hits, plus live performances from Jesse, Ken and Tyrone.

St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 9pm-3am. £7, NUS £5, adv £4.50.

Members Night DJ

Royal Oak, East Hill, SW18 2QB (020 8874 4892). 7.30pm-late. Free.

Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £8.

Pets! Ezra Bang, SJ King,

Bambach supplies funky house anthems. The Shadow

Lower The Tone Residents spin

Miami 305 Funky house

Ethav, Jenners Field and Rockfort supply electro and indie. The Social,

Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 9pm-late. £5£10, free before 10pm, mems free.

club hits. Oak Bar, Green Lns, N16 9BU (020 7354 2791). 9pm-2am. £6.

and pop from Mr Mak and Edge. Stanza, Shaftesbury

Shifty Launch Plastician, Plan B

Ave, W1D 5DY (020 7494 3020). 9.30pm-3am. £15, mems £10.

Rewind The residents spin club anthems. LVPO, Dean St, W1D 5BQ

and Sway play hip-hop, dubstep and grime. Bar Rumba, Shaftesbury

Unbranded DJs Howie

(020 7434 3399). 9pm-3am. £8.

Ave, W1D 7EP (020 7287 2715). 9.30pm-3.30am. £8, concs £6.

and Perry play commercial dance and R’n’B. Crazy

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Larry’s, King’s Rd, SW10 0TZ (020 7376 5555). 10pm-3am. £10.

Little Portland St, W1W 7JD (020 7636 4992). 7pm-12am. £5.

The Sin Bin The residents play pop from the 1980s to the present day. The Roxy, Rathbone Place, W1T 1HJ (020 7255 1098). 8.30pm-3am. £5, NUS £3.

Wicked Wednesdays The residents supply R‘n’B and hip-hop. Sound, Leicester Sq,

Part Time Pop Stars Resident DJs spin pop, disco and chart hits. Motion, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6PA (020 7389 9933). 8.30pmlate. £3.50, free before 9pm.

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Salon DJ Aubrey spins

Berlin DJ Pistol Pete provides electro-house. Eagle, Kennington

Silk Cuts DJ Nick Fletcher spins global house. Jewel, Glasshouse St, W1B 5DQ (020 7439 4990). 9pm1am. £10, guest list £5.

Thursday Rock Resident DJs play rock tracks. The Duck N Dive Bar, ULU, Malet St, WC1E 7HX (020 7664 2000). 8pm-late. £6.

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play house, classics, 1980s pop and commercial R’n’B. The Hill,

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Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 6pm-1am. £4, £3 before 8pm, free before 7pm.

Retox DJs Geddes, Alex R’n’B, funk and party hits. Mustard, Old Change Court, EC4M 8EN (020 7236 5318). 10pm-late. £10, £5 before 11pm, ladies Free before 12am.

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and retro hits on the ground floor, with house and party anthems in the basement. Zoo Bar, Bear

Club Tropik Latin, Caribbean, African and urban tunes from DJ Marito. Loom, Clipstone St,

Ln, SW9 8LQ (020 7733 7515). 9pm-4am. £5, free before 10pm.

All Emergency Services Wanted! Resident DJs play

St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3am. £10, £7 before 10pm.

W1W 6BB (020 7436 0035). 7pm-2am. £10, free before 9pm.

Cafe De Cuba Resident

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cheesy pop, chart, R’n’B, funky house and garage.

DJs play Latin grooves and funky vocal house. Fiesta

Strawberry Moons, Heddon St, W1B 4BF (020 7437 7300). 9pm-late. £5, Emergency Service card £3.

EC1V 9AJ (020 7287 3726). 10pm5am. £5, free before 11pm.

plays salsa and Latin tunes. chart hits. The Hill, Muswell Hill,

Chips With Everything and DJ Disastronaut play indie, electro, breaks, house, drum ’n’ bass and hip-hop. The Dogstar, Coldharbour

St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £7, adv £6.

chart, pop, indie, R’n’B and house. The Ghetto, Old St,

Kick Ass Sunday DJ Joel

N10 3ST (020 8365 3651). 9pm-11am. £10, NUS £8, free before 11pm.

Classique The residents

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and Andy Smith play blues, rock and Northern Soul.

St, W1B 5DQ (020 7439 4990). 9pm-1am. £10, guest list £5.

Dance, pop and club classics. Apt, Queen St, EC4N 1TX (020 7618 9020). 7pm-3am. £5, £3 guest list. Free before 10pm.

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Ln, SE11 5QY (020 7793 0903). 9pm-2am. £3, free mems.

Muswell Hill, N10 3ST (020 8365 3651). 10pm-3am. £10, £7 before 11.30pm.

Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH (020 7274 5537). 10pm-5am. £15, adv £10.

Upper Class DJ Leo spins

Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 9pm-late. £5-£10, free before 10pm, mems free.

and Olly provide rock and disco. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer

DJs Steve Smart, Kids Of Funk, DJ Tariq A, Ryan Ellis, Tony R and Rob Crouch spin electro, house and trance. Jamm,

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Ln, EC4A 3BQ (07956 801224). 10pm-3am. £20, £15 before 11pm.

Game On Residents spin

WC2H 7NA (0870 863 1010). 9pm3am. £10, £2.50 before 11pm.

club anthems. The Shadow

classic and current Bollywood, bhangra, Arabic, R’n’B and chart hits. Alibi Bar, Shoe

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Destination Resident DJs

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Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 8pm-2am. £5, free before 10pm.

Insurgent, Max Latino and JB & Nils provide house and techno. Sosho, Tabernacle St, EC2A 4LU (0781 3196623). 9pm4am. £8, mems £5.

Salsa Therapy DJs play salsa tunes, plus a dance class. The Elbow Room, Islington, Chapel Market, N1 9EX (020 7278 3244). 7pm-1am. £5.

Wetyourself Resident DJs spin electro and minimal tunes. Club Aquarium, Old St, EC1V 9DD (0776 704 7420). 10pm4am. £10, w/flyer £5.

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» TUESDAY » WEDNESDAY » THURSDAY » FRIDAY » SATURDAY » SUNDAY QUOTE UNQUOTE “You can’t announce a softer policy and then not expect people to lose their lives through people smuggling.” Opposition immigration spokeswoman Sharman Stone, after an explosion killed three asylum seekers.

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“They’re still trying to hide behind it as a binge drinking measure … it is a revenue raiser.” Family First senator Steve Fielding won’t back a higher tax on alcopops.

AUSTRALIA Garrett on bender Environment minister Peter Garrett’s 19-year-old daughter Grace was hospitalised after an alcohol bender at a Sydney hotel. The minister said he accepted public scrutiny of his family as part of his job.

Officials to blame Sports officials should be tormented by guilt about Jobie Dajka’s death, his father told mourners at the cyclist’s funeral. Dajka was axed from the Australian side for misleading

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ACTION X-MAN: Hugh Jackman promotes Wolverine by abseiling off a London roof. The actor also found time to pledge $100,000 to charity on micro-blogging site Twitter. The money will go to the Twitterer who convinces Jackman their charity deserves the cash.

doping enquiries, and never got over his grief. He died at his Adelaide home on April 4.

suspect in the Marysville blaze was a CFA volunteer.

Call to profile arsonists

Ric Richardson, an Australian inventor, will share part of a $US388 million damages award from Microsoft, after a US jury found the software giant stole his technology.

Volunteer firefighters should undergo psychological profiling in a bid to weed out arsonists, the firefighters’ union said. Police revealed the prime

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*And finally … on yer bike A 15-year-old boy with Asperger syndrome who went missing for two weeks was found in Sydney, after cycling more than 950km down the Pacific Highway. Ethan Johnson of Kingston, south of Brisbane, was discovered

“Who reported it? Dave Hughes, who makes a living out of hanging shit on people.” Eddie McGuire, after comic Dave Hughes claimed Pies fans taunted Gary Ablett by singing: “your dad is a murderer”.

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SUMMARY ■ A boat carrying asylum seekers explodes off Australia’s coast ■ Three people die in the blast, while 42 more are treated for burns ■ Police have begun interviewing witnesses to the fatal explosion avy officers described the scene as “horrific” after a boat carrying asylum seekers exploded in northern Australian waters. Three people died when a blast threw 45 people, who were believed to be from Afghanistan, and two crew into the water last Thursday. “The scenes were pretty horrific,” lieutenant commander Barry Learoyd said after the incident. A search was continuing for two refugees who were still missing, while dozens of injured passengers were

QUEENSLAND The horse racing precinct that covers the Eagle Farm and Doomben race tracks is set for a $1.2 billion facelift, to be completed over 10 years.

Flying Doctor Services assist an injured asylum seeker, after a boat exploded in Australian waters

airlifted and treated at various mainland hospitals. The boat was intercepted by Australian navy patrol boats near Ashmore Reef off the north-west coast of WA last Wednesday. Police had begun to interview almost 100 witnesses to the explosion, including

injured passengers and defence force personnel. Northern Territory police acting commander Peter Bravos said survivors would not be interviewed until they were ready. The cause of the explosion on the boat still remained unknown, Bravos said.

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Brumbies player Mackay mourned Australia’s two rugby codes cast aside a century of rivalry to remember Brumbies forward Shawn Mackay at his funeral last week. Close to a thousand mourners packed into and outside the Mary Immaculate Church in Sydney for an emotional two-hour service, paying tribute to the player. Mackay died two weeks ago, aged 26, after he was hit by a car in Durban, South Africa, last month. Among the mourners were Australian Rugby Union chief John O’Neill, and past and present players for the

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Wallabies, Brumbies and NSW Waratahs. Mackay’s younger brother Matt, and his lifelong friend and former Wallabies vicecaptain Morgan Turinui, delivered eulogies at the funeral, recalling the “profound influence” the popular player had on so many. “Through every major moment of my life, he’s been standing next to me,” Turinui said. Mackay was survived by Matt, his father John, mother Leonie and sister Kristy, who expressed their gratitude to the Australian rugby community.

A thief stabbed an employee of an adult entertainment store with a syringe, allegedly her second hold-up in the night.

NEW SOUTH WALES An inquest into the death of David Iredale, a teenager who died while trekking in the Blue Mountains, revealed how triple-0 operators scolded the teen for his tone and repeatedly asked him to give them his address.

NORTHERN TERRITORY A King Charles spaniel named Baxter nearly died because of his underwear fetish. After the two-year-old dog swallowed his owner’s G-string over the Easter long weekend, it became wrapped around his intestines and nearly cost him his life.

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Three more cases of an antibiotic-resistant superbug were identified at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The cause of the outbreak at the hospital was identified.

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Crocs on tour New Zealanders will mark this Anzac Day with the arrival of two iconic Aussies so dangerous the armed forces will be on hand for the trip. For the first time ever, saltwater crocodiles will be taken across the Tasman where they will call home a heated billabong at Butterfly Creek zoo in Manukau. The 5m beasts will be loaded on board a New Zealand Air Force Hercules for the trip and will then become the star attractions of a new saltwater crocodile exhibit, sponsored by Tourism NT.

Worth questioned The judgement of internal affairs minister Richard Worth was questioned after it was revealed he visited a taxi driver who was allegedly attacked by passengers last weekend. Worth has since admitted he knew the father of one of the men accused of attacking Jarnil Sandhu in what appeared to

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50 REBURIED: New Zealand’s oldest Maori remains are reburied at the Wairau Bar by members of Marlborough iwi Te Runanga a Rangitane O Wairau. The 700-year-old remains of about 50 people were excavated more than 50 years ago and were mostly stored at Canterbury Museum.

have been a racially motivated incident in Auckland.

Possum magic A new possum contraceptive should help control numbers of New Zealand’s leading pest. The hormone treatment, which was trialed at Wellington Zoo, could see a cut in the use of controversial poison 1080. The treatment makes possums infertile for up to two years. It is hoped that field trials will be underway by 2013. About 70 million brushtail possums inhabit New Zealand.

*And finally … drunk milks it guilty to charges including unlawfully entering a motor vehicle and wilfully damaging a bag of feta cheese worth $50. He was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay back the cost of the cheese.

OECD reports on NZ Raising productivity was New Zealand’s greatest medium-term challenge, according to an OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) report on the country. The report provided analysis of New Zealand’s economic situation, identified perceived failings and offered suggestions on how to improve them. The report also noted that New Zealand’s economy was now among the most indebted in the OECD group of 30 industrialised nations.

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■ Broadcaster Tony Veitch pleads guilty to assault on his ex-girlfriend ■ He says his actions were out of character ■ Veitch says he wanted his day in court but speeds up proceedings with guilty plea

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UPPER NORTH ISLAND Violence, turf wars and streets littered with syringes and used condoms has led the Manukau City Council to call on the Government to outlaw street prostitution.

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said he didn’t recognise himself in the attack on his former girlfriend. Veitch, 35, was fined $10,000, placed on supervision for nine months and ordered to carry out 300 hours of community work after he pleaded guilty to injuring his ex-girlfriend Kristin Dunne-Powell. Six other charges of assault were dismissed after the Crown offered no evidence. Speaking outside Auckland District Court, Veitch said the attack “was so out of character I undertook counselling to

Broadcaster Tony Veitch outside court after pleading guilty to injuring his former partner

help me understand how I could be driven to such a place”. He said he desperately wanted his day in court but it would be two years until then, so his other choice was to end the ordeal now, save everyone more pain and life

could get back to normal. “I am grateful [that] sense has prevailed and the other charges have been dropped,” Veitch said. He added the community service sentence meant he could work with the charities he loved.

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Fonterra had a 43 per cent stake in dairy firm Sanlu before it became the first of 22 Chinese dairy companies to reveal its products contained high levels of melamine – the chemical blamed for the deaths of six babies, and for urinary problems in nearly 300,000 infants in China. “Premier Wen said as far as they were concerned they saw Sanlu as a single isolated incident that was behind us now … In particular, he made reference to wanting to work with New Zealand in the development of food safety standards,” Key said.

A 64-year-old man with a 30-year record of sex offences against teenagers was jailed indefinitely after he appeared in the High Court in New Plymouth. Peter Robert Jordan, who worked as a youth counsellor in Waitara, was accused of 15 counts of rape against three boys among other offences.

UPPER SOUTH ISLAND A 62-year-old woman was rescued after she was trapped in her car in remote bush for two days. Searchers found Alison McDonald in her blue Toyota Corolla between Arthur’s Pass and Otira after she crashed down a 5m bank two days earlier.

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A South Otago rugby player who ended up with 130 stitches in his leg after being caught in a ruck during a match, believes the injury was inflicted deliberately. Luke Wilson, a fullback for the Crescent senior club side, was taken to hospital and operated on as a result of the injury.

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Key’s visit to China focuses on food China’s desire for New Zealand to help sort out the country’s food safety crisis is a commercial risk worth taking, Prime Minister John Key said last week. In a boost to New ZealandChina relations, Key made the powerhouse nation his first major bilateral visit to a country outside Australia, where he met with China’s premier, Wen Jiabao. It was also the first visit by a New Zealand leader to the country since the poisoned milk scandal swept through China in September last year. New Zealand dairy giant

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QUOTE UNQUOTE “We may later see this as a tipping point leading to a slippery slope to the erosion of the rule of law.” Constitutional law expert Wim Trengove on the NPA’s decision to drop charges against Jacob Zuma, quoted in The Star.

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SA dog on Oprah Lisha, a Labrador, who lives at a home at the Oudtshoorn Cango Wildlife Ranch in the Western Cape, will soon appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The nine-year-old dog has played foster mother to more than 30 “orphans”, which range from potbelly pigs and a pygmy hippopotamus to cheetah cubs and a porcupine. Die Burger reported that all the babies were raised in the home of Lisha’s owner, Rob Hall, a director of a game farm, who said his dog’s maternal instincts caught Oprah’s eye.

NPA had ‘no choice’ Acting national director of public prosecutions Moketedi Mpshe could not have made any other decision than to drop charges against African National Congress president Jacob Zuma, according to former judge Willem Heath. “If he proceeded [with the prosecution] the judge would

NINJA KILLER: Morné Harmse in the Johannesburg High Court, where he pleaded guilty to all charges against him. The 18-yearold was accused of killing a fellow pupil with a Samurai sword at the Nic Diederichs Technical High School in Krugersdorp in August last year. He will be sentenced on June 15.

have ruled that it was an illegality and it would have come to an end,” Heath said. Heath was chairing an academic debate in Pretoria on the withdrawal of corruption charges against Zuma.

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The principal of one of the top schools in Pretoria is to resign, following allegations of funding irregularities worth R5m, The Star newspaper reported. Hoërskool Waterkloof head Dr Christo Becker, his deputy Andre Eloff and two staff from

*And finally … SA Times in the news front-page photographs of expat South African voters in London brandishing the South African Times, while South Africa’s largest news website, news24, featured the publication on its home page.

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Farmer arrested A 20-year-old farmer from Grahamstown was arrested for allegedly killing a poacher last Wednesday. A Grahamstown police spokeswoman said the farmer, who lived on his brother’s farm, allegedly beat a 38-year-old suspected poacher to death after four buck went missing on the farm.

“Not one South African here registered to vote … it was too last-minute and some were not too sure how to do it. It was all a bit complicated.” Elizabeth Elphick, a South African living and working in Dubai, on voting overseas. “In this part of the world, fresh is where it’s at. Just kill it. Gut it. Skin it. Eat it. Heaven.” Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on restaurant Mzoli’s Place in Guguletu, quoted in The Times.

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the administration department had been implicated in the maladministration of school funds worth millions of rand.

“I held a ceremony to thank my ancestors, but it got out of hand. The partying never stopped, until there was nothing left in my bank account.” Retired truck driver Aaron Maabe explaining to the Daily Sun how he blew his R380,000 pension in three weeks.

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SUMMARY ■ Special voting day takes place for expats on April 15 ■ Over 7000 people turn up to cast their ballot at South Africa House in London ■ Freedom Front describes the large turnout as proof expats are still patriotic

rafalgar Square and the sidewalk in front of South Africa House in London were awash with Springbok jerseys and South African flags as South Africans turned up in their thousands to cast their votes last Wednesday. “We are here to vote, not out of protest, but because we have won back our democratic right to vote,” said Willem Richter, the young South African teacher who went to the Pretoria High Court to insist that expats should be allowed to vote overseas. About 1000 people began queuing outside the South

KWAZULUNATAL Fashionable officials at the Greater Kokstad Municipality came under fire from their mayor for their plunging necklines and short skirts. Mayor Mbulelo Sithole said their dress would be rectified.

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African High Commission at 4am on April 15, with the crowd growing to about 4000 by 11am. Just over 7000 people voted throughout the day. The atmosphere among the expats was festive, despite some having to wait for up to two hours to cast their vote. “We are part of history,” said Marilize Crafford, who lives in

Wimbledon. “I am proud and feel patriotic to be here.” Freedom Front Plus leader Dr Pieter Mulder said: “The large number of voters draws a line through the African National Congress argument that these South Africans are unpatriotic and had cut all ties with South Africa when they left the country.”

Cabinet approves controversial bill Cabinet gave consent to the controversial Constitution 17th Amendment Bill draft, which further empowers the national government to intervene at local government level. “This bill vests national government with new powers of intervention at local government level to facilitate service delivery and to achieve regional efficiencies and economies of scale at local government level,” said government spokesman Themba Maseko. Maseko said certain municipalities had defied government policy to plough

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energy revenue back into electricity infrastructure, and the aim was to bring these municipalities back into line. The bill has become an election issue, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) lambasting it as evidence of the extent of the African National Congress’ plans to change the Constitution and entrench its own power. DA leader and Cape Town mayor Helen Zille said the bill proved the ANC wanted to reduce municipalities to administrative arms of central government.

Civil rights movement Afriforum laid a complaint with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission against SABC TV News for using the name Tshwane when referring to Pretoria.

FREE STATE A Northern Free State rugby player was arrested after the alleged rape of his 12-year-old cousin. The 23year-old is out on bail and will appear in court in May.

NORTH WEST Hartebeespoort residents could find themselves without power if an overdue R6.9m electricity bill is not paid. Madibeng Municipality received a final notice for the account from Tshwane Municipality last week.

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A “light aircraft” which supposedly crashed into the Witsenberg, near Ceres, turned out to be a huge boulder. Farm workers heard a loud crash and saw smoke and flames, so assumed it was an airplane.

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MOTORSPORT Australian MotoGP rider Casey Stoner wins the first race of the season in Qatar. Stoner led from start to finish to draw first blood against arch rival Valentino Rossi.

RUGBY LEAGUE The Gold Coast Titans re-sign halfback Scott Prince until the end of 2014. It’s great to see player loyalty, but given Prince is already 29, how smart is it to give him a five-year deal?

CRICKET Australia wins the fifth ODI against South Africa by 47 runs after setting the hosts 304 to win. Cold comfort for Australia, who still lost the series and their number one ranking.

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SURFING Aussie teenager Owen Wright causes an absolute boilover by upsetting America’s ninetime world champion Kelly Slater at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.

AFL Adelaide reinstates defender Nathan Bock one week into an indefinite suspension, after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Makes the suspension seem pretty token.

CRICKET Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals get hammered by Kevin Pietersen’s Bangalore Royal Challengers in their first IPL hitout. Come on, Warnie – you can’t let KP out of his box.

SUNDAY MOTORSPORT V8 Supercar champ Jamie Whincup extends his perfect start to the season, winning the Hamilton 400 making it four wins from as many starts. Hard to see anyone beating him.

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Newcastle Knights veteran Adam MacDougall on Wendell Sailor’s new trim physique

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MONDAY SNOOKER World Championship All the day three action 1.30pm BBC2 TUESDAY FOOTBALL Liverpool V Arsenal The league is winding up 7.30pm Sky Sports 1

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WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL Chelsea V Everton The title race is still open 7.30pm Sky Sports 1 THURSDAY DARTS Premier League They all have silly nicknames 7pm Sky Sports 1 FRIDAY CRICKET Bangalore V Punjab The IPL is here again 3.15pm Setanta 1 SATURDAY FOOTBALL Man Utd V Tottenham A Spurs win would be huge 5.30pm Setanta 1 SUNDAY MOTORSPORT Japanese MotoGP The year’s second MotoGP 6.45am BBC2

PUB TALK: BRITISH SPORT EXPLAINED Ronnie O’Sullivan Who is he? World snooker champion, the most talented player ever, and one of the most intriguing blokes in British sport. Why is he so fascinating? O’Sullivan has completed more ‘maximums’ – pocketing every ball on the table in one break –

than anyone else (he once did it in five minutes). He’s beaten an opponent playing with his wrong hand and frequently talks about quitting snooker because it bores him. And his dad’s in jail for murdering one of the Kray twins’ bodyguards. What is he up to this week? Trying to keep it together long enough to win a fourth world championship.

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RUGBY

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The Bulls’ Pierre Spies tries to find space

TAHU DENIES SWITCH Wallabies and NSW Waratahs centre Timana Tahu has rejected claims he is eyeing a comeback to the NRL, after a Sydney newspaper reported a “third party” had spoken with the Sydney Roosters about Tahu’s possible return to the NRL.

DEANS WANTS ELSOM Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is hopeful star flanker Rocky Elsom is leaning towards a return to Australia. Elsom received an early release from his Australian Rugby Union contract last year to play for Irish side Leinster, and has yet to decide whether he will stay on in Ireland.

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M Chapman C Lealiifano S Hoiles P Kimlin tries S Mortlock 3 cons 2 pens

31 Bulls B Habana Z Kirchner W Olivier P Spies tries M Steyn 4 cons pen

The Brumbies won a thrilling match at Canberra Stadium, scoring a try with less than three minutes remaining to edge home against the Bulls in a must-win clash for the hosts. Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano crossed the line in the dying moments and Stirling Mortlock added the extras for the narrowest of victories, which, along with the bonus point, puts the team right back in the hunt for a semi-final berth. Mortlock, who shifted to the wing in a re-worked backline, was crucial – kicking

three conversions and two penalties – stepping up just as the Bulls looked to take control. The Brumbies eased out to a 17-7 lead before the Bulls stormed back 20 minutes from fulltime, when Wynand Olivier crossed and Morne Steyn kicked the extras to take the score to 24-22. And when the visitors scored their fourth try with just over 10 minutes to go, the Bulls looked like they would hold on for the win. But Mortlock kicked a penalty in the 72nd minute to chop the Bulls’ lead back to six, ensuring a thrilling finish to the match, before he kicked the winning points after Lealiifano’s try.

BAXTER CONSIDERS EXIT Contract negotiations have stalled between Wallabies prop Al Baxter and the Australian Rugby Union. The veteran of 67 Tests said he would consider offers from overseas. Baxter, 32, has starred in recent months, and his exit would be a blow.

COWAN FACES CHARGE Highlanders halfback Jimmy Cowan will appear before a judicial officer this week after being red-carded for a late and dangerous charge in his side’s loss against the Blues. Any player who has been redcarded automatically faces a judicial hearing.

Blues outmuscle sluggish Highlanders Blues 26 J Gopperth T Moa J Rokocoko I Toeava tries J Gopperth 3 con

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Indiscipline and another sleepy start killed the Highlanders as they succumbed to the Blues in a fiery encounter in Auckland. Just as they did against the Reds a week earlier, the Highlanders found themselves a try down after 25 seconds, but this time they couldn’t fight back, and lost a match that leaves their semi-final hopes in tatters. The Blues were deserved four tries-to-one winners, dominating every facet of the game,

as they did when thrashing the Lions, in a high-tempo performance that announced them as genuine contenders. The Blues kept the ball in hand all night, looking dangerous both out wide and when throwing inside passes. They also offloaded strongly in the tackle and were only denied a greater winning margin by a lack of finishing polish and a gritty Highlanders defence. All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock saw out a sterling 80 minutes for the Blues, after a month sidelined by an ear infection.

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RUGBY Conrad Smith tries to break the Stormers’ line

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That’s “ probably the most boring game of football that I’ve seen in a long time in Super rugby

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THE PLAYER

Ma’a Nonu HURRICANES The Hurricanes enjoyed plenty of possession against the Stormers, but it was their finishing that got them home. And no player was more dangerous than All Blacks utility Ma’a Nonu, who repeatedly broke the line and created space for the other backs, while also crossing twice himself.

THE TABLE Team P Chiefs 9 Sharks 10 Bulls 9 Hurricanes 9 Blues 9 Waratahs 10 Brumbies 9 Crusaders* 9 Force* 9 Highlanders 9 Lions 9 Stormers 9 Reds 9 Cheetahs 9

W 6 7 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 4 3 2 2 1

L 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 6 7 7 8

BP PTS 7 31 3 31 5 29 5 29 8 28 4 28 3 27 4 26 5 23 6 22 7 19 7 15 5 13 3 7

* Have drawn a match

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HURRICANES V BRUMBIES

OTHER ROUND 11 GAMES Hurricanes v Stormers, Force v Lions, Cheetahs v Crusaders, Bulls v Chiefs

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11 Stormers D Des Fountain try P Grant 2 pens

The Hurricanes picked up a valuable bonus point as they blew away the Stormers for a convincing victory, which not only kept them in the top four, but also bolstered their hopes of securing a home semi-final. For the Stormers, a fourth consecutive loss effectively killed off their flickering play-off ambitions with four games remaining. Possession was shared in the match but the Reds 20

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31 Lions H Mentz 3 E Joubert tries A Pretorius 4 cons pen

The struggling Reds sunk to their lowest ebb, crashing to an embarrassing loss to the Lions at Suncorp Stadium. The Reds failed to exploit the two-man advantage they enjoyed for nine minutes in the second-half, and consequently suffered their fourth consecutive loss. The Lions only had a third of possession, but taught the hosts a lesson in finishing as they took their chances, scoring four tries to three. Cheetahs 10 J Nokwe try J Potgieter con pen

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28 Chiefs M Delany H Elliott S Lilo tries M Delany con S Donald con 3 pens

After trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Chiefs dominated the second half to continue their title charge with a sixth straight win, ahead of a blockbuster clash with the Bulls this weekend. The Chiefs made hard work of the first match of their South African tour, but the scoreline accurately reflected a contest where they dominated possession and territory on the high veldt.

Hurricanes used it better, as they recovered from conceding the first try to score two of their own in each half. The loose trio of Rodney So’oialo, Scott Waldrom and Victor Vito set the platform with their domination of the breakdown, delivering a constant supply of ball to playmakers Ma’a Nonu, David Smith and Cory Jane. Nonu did the damage with two tries, and flyhalf Willie Ripia kept a perfect kicking record for the Hurricanes. Waratahs 14

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15 Force C Shepherd S Staniforth tries M Giteau con pen

The Force won their third Aussie derby for the season, and kept their slim play-off hopes alive, while sending the Tahs into a nosedive. Down 9-3 at half-time, the Perth-based side created better opportunities and were unlucky to be denied twice by match officials. But they eventually broke the shackles, crossing twice through Cameron Shepherd and Scott Staniforth to pinch the win by a point. Sharks 10 S Sykes try R Kockott con pen

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13 Crusaders R McCaw try S Brett con pen A Ellis drop goal

Crusaders captain Richie McCaw celebrated his return from injury with a magnificent man-ofthe-match performance in a gritty win over the Sharks in Durban. Sidelined for six weeks with a medial ligament strain, McCaw was in the blood bin after three minutes to have a forehead wound examined and played the second half heavily bandaged, but put his body on the line and scored the Crusaders’ only try.

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Know “ when to

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fold them and know when to hold them – don’t celebrate at the table

50 The Dragons’ Jeremy Smith tries to break through

Knights sink Sailor Dragons 18

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W Sailor 2 J Saffy tries J Soward 3 goals

24 Knights R Fa’aoso A MacDougall I De Gois J Sau tries K Gidley 4 goals

A dodgy hamstring and a resilient Newcastle conspired to ruin Wendell Sailor’s night as the Dragons dropped off the top of the ladder. Sailor was on top of the world as he celebrated a first-half double with a friendly two-finger salute for long-time rival Adam MacDougall. But, after a running verbal battle with MacDougall during the week, it was ‘Mad Dog’ who had the last laugh, his 62nd-minute Panthers 18

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M Gordon M Jennings S Elford tries M Gordon 3 goals

38 Broncos J Hodges 2 A Winterstein 2 A Glenn K Hunt tries C Parker 7 goals

The Broncos survived a lethargic second-half to hold off the Panthers. Late tries through Karmichael Hunt and Justin Hodges flattered Brisbane, who saw their lead dwindle to just six points midway through the second-half, having led 24-6 at the break. Titans 16

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A Tupou M Wright tries L Covell goal

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Rabbitohs 8 N Merritt C Wing tries

M Bowen B Farrar S Hegarty L O’Donnell W Tonga S Tronc tries J Thurston 5 goals

48 Bulldogs J Morris 2 L Patten 2 H El Masri B Goodwin M Hodgson B Kimmorley G Warburton tries H El Masri 6 goals

The Bulldogs were simply brilliant as they ran circles around the hapless Eels, nine tries being rushed past the blue and golds with Luke Patten and Josh Morris scoring doubles. The Dogs looked to be wobbling early in the second half, but had enough tricks to surge home.

J Croker A Purtell tries T Campese goal

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10 Raiders

The scores were locked at 10-all with just minutes left to play, but the oldest player on the field, dual international Mat Rogers, came to the Titans’ rescue with the help of halfback Scott Prince. Prince’s decision to run the ball on the sixth tackle instead of snapping a field goal caught the Raiders off guard and set up Rogers. Sharks 10

four-pointer capping a decisive three-try burst for the Knights. Just a minute after Sailor limped off, the Knights targeted his wing, with Junior Sau too powerful for undersized Dragons duo Jamie Soward and Jason Nightingale – his try narrowing the gap to two points. It was a turning point from which the Dragons could not recover. Isaac De Gois and MacDougall scored to make it three tries in seven minutes as the Knights stormed home.

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24 Sea Eagles J Lyon 2 B Stewart 2 tries J Lyon 4 goals

A brace from fullback Brett Stewart helped Manly to victory over South Sydney at ANZ Stadium. Stewart has now scored five tries in two games since returning from suspension. Centre Jamie Lyon also crossed twice and landed all four conversions to help Manly recover from their nightmare start to the year. Warriors 17 S Jones J Ropati M Vatuvei tries D Kemp 2 goals S Jones field goal

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16 Roosters M Pearce S Shackleton I Soliola tries C Fitzgibbon 2 goals

Knights veteran Adam MacDougall, again, with some words of advice for Sailor

THE PLAYER

Brett Stewart SEA EAGLES He’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons, but with five tries in two games, Stewart has single-handedly fired the reigning premiers back into contention after they lost their first four matches.

THE TABLE Team Titans Broncos Bulldogs* Dragons Knights Rabbitohs Storm Warriors Cowboys Panthers Sea Eagles Roosters Raiders Tigers Eels Sharks

P 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6

W 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1

L 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5

PD PTS 38 10 30 10 60 8 30 8 10 8 32 6 3 6 -13 6 28 4 -10 4 -11 4 -19 4 -25 4 -37 4 -62 4 -54 2

*Bulldogs deducted 2 points for having 14 players on the field in Round 2

Monday night game Tigers v Storm

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Champion Warriors halfback Stacey Jones orchestrated a stunning 17-16 golden point victory over the Roosters in Auckland. Trailing 16-0 at halftime, the Warriors staged a stirring comeback to snatch victory in extra time when the Little General snapped a field goal.

STORM V WARRIORS

Other Round 7 games Broncos v Eels, Rabbitohs v Sharks, Roosters v Dragons, Raiders v Bulldogs, Cowboys v Sea Eagles, Tigers v Knights, Panthers v Titans

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The Sharks brought their home game to Adelaide in search of greater revenue, but a disappointing crowd of 8,547 were left more enthused by the Cowboys, who built on a 6-4 half-time advantage by running home five tries to one after the break.

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ROUND 4

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Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson claims his side haven’t shown enough hunger this year

THE PLAYER

NEWS & SPORT

this. We’re 1-3 and we need to work hard. We got what we deserved

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Pies prevail in wet

Gary Ablett CATS The little champ had another blinder against the Crows, racking up an incredible 46 touches, as well as booting three goals. He’s found another gear this season and must be a red-hot Brownlow tip.

THE LADDER Team Saints Cats Bulldogs Power Blues Magpies Swans Lions Bombers Roos Crows Hawks Eagles Demons Tigers Dockers

P 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

W 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0

Lions 10.13.73

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% 200 128 156 121 122 111 102 102 97 93 87 95 83 70 66 57

PTS 16 16 12 12 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 4 4 4 0 0

Sunday night game

13.12.90 Magpies P Medhurst 4 L Davis 3 T Lockyer 2 D Swan D Thomas J Anthony T Cloke

Collingwood overcame a slow start to beat the Lions in the wet at the Gabba on Friday night, on the back of a starring performance from small forward Paul Medhurst. Collingwood trailed by 22 points in the second quarter before late goals to Dane Swan and Travis Cloke. Medhurst’s two quick goals at the start of the third term then gave the Swans 12.12.84

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J McVeigh 3 D Jolly E Barlow C Bird J Bolton J Moore J White K Thornton L Ablett M Mattner

9.13.67 Blues E Betts 3 B Fevola C Cloke C Judd K Simpson M Murphy R Houlihan

The Blues started brightly, but a case of kicking yips in the second quarter – they scored seven straight behinds – helped the Swans take a handy lead, and they held the Blues out from there. Brett Kirk was as gutsy as always for the Swans, while Chris Judd was best for the Blues. Saints 17.9.111

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N Riewoldt 5 C Jones 3 N Dal Santo 2 M Gardiner S Milne J Geary B Goddard J Gwilt A McQualter L Montagna

4.4.28 Dockers P Haselby M Johnson D Solomon M Pavlich

The Saints booted five goals before the Dockers even scored, and it didn’t get any better from there. Leigh Montagna and Nick Dal Santo were busy for the winners, while the Dockers were insipid across the board and can expect an uncomfortable week ahead.

visitors the lead for the first time in the match. Brisbane hit back to lead at the last change, but Medhurst’s fourth goal – a classic small forward’s effort from the pocket – at the start of the fourth term restored the Magpies’ lead and they didn’t look back. Late goals to Leon Davis and Tarkyn Lockyer saw Collingwood run out comfortable winners. Lockyer and Scott Pendlebury shone for the Magpies, while Bradd Dalziell, Luke Power and Simon Black were Brisbane’s best. Hawks 12.13.85

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C Rioli 3 L Franklin 3 B Sewell G Moss L Hodge R Campbell S Dew S Mitchell

17.13.115 Power W Tredrea 6 B Ebert 2 B Lade 2 R Gray 2 T Logan 2 D Brogan D Pearce D Rodan

In a seesawing encounter, the scores were level at the last change, before Port Adelaide finally broke the shackles with a seven-goal final quarter to run out 30-point winners. The result leaves the reigning premiers with just a solitary win after four rounds of the new season. Crows 13.8.86

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J Porplyzia 3 P Dangerfield 2 D Mackay 2 T Walker 2 T Edwards J Petrenko K Tippett S Thompson

21.8.134 Cats G Ablett 3 S Johnson 3 T Varcoe 3 C Mooney 2 M Rooke 2 M Stokes 2 A Mackie J Selwood M Blake P Chapman S Byrnes S Mumford

Geelong looked to have the game won when they booted five goals in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter, but the Crows hit back with the next four, and were within 11 points late in the third term. But the Cats surged again, kicking the next seven goals to power home.

Eagles v Bulldogs

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SATURDAY 5am Setanta 2

Roos 10.9.69 D Hale 4 B Harvey 3 D Petrie H McIntosh J Ziebell

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Tigers 13.14.92

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M Richardson 4 A Collins 2 N Brown 2 B Deledio K Moore L McGuane M Morton R Nahas

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14.16.100 Demons B Miller 3 M Newton 2 R Petterd 2 A Davey B Green B McLean C Sylvia L Dunn M Bate N Jetta

BOMBERS V PIES

SATURDAY 7.30am Setanta 2 DEMONS V CROWS

Other Round 5 games Power v Saints, Hawks v Eagles, Dockers v Swans, Roos v Tigers, Cats v Lions, Bulldogs v Blues

The Kangaroos got their season back on track, winning an error-riddled encounter with the Bombers, whose inaccuracy in front of goals cost them dearly. Essendon closed to within five points midway through the final term, before Hamish McIntosh goalled for the Roos.

The Tigers shot out of the blocks, but the Demons then booted seven goals in a row to lead by 29 points at half-time. The Tigers came back in the second half, but fell short. The question this week will be whether – or when – Richmond coach Terry Wallace gets the sack.

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NEWS & SPORT

THE QUOTES

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Joel Parkinson has claimed the first two events of the world tour

“We’ll dedicate every game from now on in to ‘Macca’, and hopefully we can do his family proud. We’ll celebrate his life by winning games of rugby.” Brumbies captain Mark Gerrard on how his side plans to honour fallen teammate Shawn Mackay. “I know that if I fail, lots of people will be happy. That pushes me to work hard, as much as I possibly can. It’s a huge motivation.” Rugby convert Sonny Bill Williams on what makes him tick. Obnoxious, much? “It was the best we could do, mate. I know you are trying to work an angle there with alcohol … but I only had a couple of hours to organise it.” Rugby league star Brett Finch on holding a press conference at a pub. “It feels fantastic and it has been a long time coming. Now I’m looking forward to the French Open. With a good draw I think I can do some damage there.” An optimistic Lleyton Hewitt, after winning his first title in more than two years.

Parkinson wins Bells Australian Joel Parkinson defaced the perfect wave to secure his second Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach last week, and put himself firmly in the picture for a maiden world surfing title.

Parkinson added this year’s Bells to his 2004 victory, seeing off Victorian surprise packet Adam Robertson in the men’s final last Friday. Parkinson won the first

two events on the 10-stop world tour, with the Bells triumph following his Quiksilver Pro win at the Gold Coast last month to give the Queenslander a lead in his quest for a first world crown. And it came on the surfer’s dream – the perfect wave presented itself to an awestruck Parkinson in the Bells Beach final. “It was perfect – it was like

glass. It looked almost too good to hack to pieces,” Parkinson said. But the 28-year-old surfer carved his way to one of the top rides of the tournament, earning him a 9.57 score out of 10 and setting up his victory over Robertson. Parkinson now holds a commanding lead – 2400 points to 1608 – over fellow Aussie Mick Fanning.

Mills set to chase NBA dream Australian basketball star Patrick Mills will embark on a punishing physical regime of weights and cross-country travel to achieve his dream of being drafted by an NBA team. Mills confirmed on Friday OTHER NBA AUSSIES

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Californian college St Mary’s. “If you chucked me in there now with the big boys they’d probably have their way with me and handle me like a rag doll,” he said. “Getting in the weights room is going to be important over the next few months.” Many mock drafts have Mills selected late in the first round, or early in the second.

last week that he would nominate for this year’s draft – the 20-year-old could become an instant millionaire if he is picked in the first round in June. The guard, who stands 1.83m tall, rose through an impressive Olympic campaign last year and two standout seasons with

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LEAGUE With the second edition of the Indian Premier League in full swing in South Africa, here’s the skinny on the superstars and dark horses WORDS TOM STURROCK

Adam Gilchrist

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BANGALORE ROYAL CHALLENGERS Based in: Johannesburg. The star southerner: Dale Steyn. The South African strike bowler is rapid, swings it late and should take a stack of wickets. Keep an eye on: Jesse Ryder. Some strong performances in Tests suggest the hard-hitting Kiwi may be maturing. Should be a big hit. Other notables: Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Nathan Bracken, Ross Taylor.

DECCAN CHARGERS Based in: Cape Town. The star southerner: Adam Gilchrist. Watching the big-eared wonder stroll out to bat at the top of the innings will warm Aussie hearts. Keep an eye on: Andrew Symonds. One of the world’s most destructive players, combining brutal batting, sublime fielding and sly bowling. Wants to force his way back in the Aussie set-up after boozing threatened to derail his career. Other notables: Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS Based in: Durban. The star southerner: Jacob Oram. The Kiwi all-rounder is an explosive batsman and bullish bowler. Keep an eye on: Albie Morkel. The Proteas biffer could well be the next Lance Klusener. Other notables: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Andrew Flintoff, Makhaya Ntini, Matthew Hayden, Muttiah Muralitharan, Stephen Fleming, George Bailey.

DELHI DAREDEVILS Based in: Port Elizabeth. The star southerner: AB de Villiers. The precocious Proteas star has blossomed into a world-class batsman. Keep an eye on: David Warner. Australia’s first Twenty20 specialist exploded onto the scene in January and has the tools to dominate the IPL. Other notables: Glenn McGrath, Virender Sehwag, Daniel Vettori, Andrew McDonald, Dirk Nannes.

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Rajasthan met Chennai in the final. Chennai scored 5-163 and the Royals won off the final ball of the match.

MOST RUNS:

Dale Steyn

Watching “ Warnie roll the

arm over again is the number one drawcard for many Aussies

Shaun Marsh

KINGS XI PUNJAB Based in: Port Elizabeth. The star southerner: Shaun Marsh. The Aussie scored more runs than anyone else during last year’s tournament. Keep an eye on: Burt Cockley. Burt who? Few will have heard of this 22-year-old Australian quick, but he’s already impressed back home for NSW and could be a real find for Australia if he performs well. Other notables: Brett Lee, James Hopes, Luke Pomersbach, Simon Katich, Kumar Sangakkara.

MUMBAI INDIANS Based in: Durban. The star southerner: JP Duminy. South Africa have uncovered an absolute gem in JP Duminy, who looks set to be a fixture for the Proteas in all forms of the game for the next decade. Keep an eye on: Luke Ronchi. Despite an ordinary domestic season, this Aussie keeperbatsman remains a ferocious striker of the ball. Other notables: Sachin Tendulkar, Kyle Mills, Sanath Jayasuriya, Shaun Pollock.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS Based in: Bloemfontein. The star southerner: Brendon McCullum. Arguably the best Twenty20 batsman in the world, McCullum has drawn comparisons with Adam Gilchrist. Keep an eye on: Brad Hodge. One of Australia’s best-performing domestic Twenty20 batsmen will be pushing for a berth on the squad at the World Cup in June. Other notables: Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Moises Henriques, Ajantha Mendis.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS Based in: Cape Town. The star southerner: Shane Warne. Watching Warnie roll the arm over again is the number one drawcard for many Aussies. Led the Royals to the title last year as captain-coach. Can he go back-to-back? Keep an eye on: Shane Watson. Starred in last year’s tournament but is on the way back from yet another injury. Other notables: Graeme Smith, Morne Morkel, Shaun Tait, Tyron Henderson.

Shaun Marsh (PUN) ■ 616 runs at average of 68 Gautam Gambhir (DEL) ■ 534 runs at average of 41 Sanath Jayasuriya (MUM) ■ 514 runs at average of 42 Shane Watson (RAJ) ■ 472 runs at average of 47 Graeme Smith (RAJ) ■ 441 runs at average of 49

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WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?

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MOST WICKETS: Sohail Tanvir (RAJ) ■ 22 wickets at average of 12 Shane Warne (RAJ) ■ 19 wickets at average of 21 Sreesanth (PUN) ■ 19 wickets at average of 23 Shane Watson (RAJ) ■ 17 wickets at average of 22 Manpreet Gony (CHE) ■ 17 wickets at average of 26

PLAYER OF THE SERIES: Shane Watson (RAJ)

AND THE AWARD FOR SILLIEST NAME GOES TO … IPL, Getty Images

NAPOLEON EINSTEIN Yeah, seriously – that’s his real name. This 19year-old all-rounder (right) plays for Chennai Super Kings. He’s considered a rising star of Indian cricket who idolises Anil Kumble and was part of India’s U-19 World Cup side. Apparently he’s pretty handy with the bat,

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so hopefully there will be a day sometime in the future when we see little Napoleon stride out on the first morning of a Test match to open the batting, only to meet his Waterloo before lunch. Get it? Wonder whether he has a sister called Cleopatra Beethoven.

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CAREERS CARRERS & MONEY

people. It’s mainly after the festivals that it kicks off. We go through the festival site in large groups and grab things like tents, sleeping bags, tinned food, roll mats and beer! It all gets sorted out, packed up and sent to places that are a lot less fortunate. It’s a good feeling. What festivals have you been to with the job?

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Men still earn more T

he gender pay gap in the financial sector is more than twice the national average, according to a study. Despite the fact that there is an equal number of men and women working in finance, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found there are pay gaps of up to 60 per cent. Women working full-time in fund management, stock broking and futures trading earn 60 per cent less than

men. And among the highest earners, the pay gap for fulltime hourly gross earnings comes to 45 per cent. The gaps in incentive pay and the general pay gaps show the extent to which women hold lower status, lower paying jobs in the financial sector.

ON THE JOB

I’ve done Latitude and Reading – and through those have made contacts and done more. I’ve seen Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Pennywise and White Stripes.

JIMMY RAE

What’s the best thing about it?

Career Green messenger, Festival Rebublic Age 27 Lives In my backpack From Stuarts Point, Australia

Getting to see so many bands and then collecting all the stuff and sending it to a good home after the festival.

So, why did you want to become a green messenger at UK festivals?

I was looking for a fun and cheap way to see as many bands/festivals as I could. What does the job involve?

Lots of fun and meeting new

Natasha Vuckovic

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I work in a kitchen and burnt my hand quite badly at work. I’ve lost income because of the accident as I haven’t been able to work. Can I claim compensation? You might be able to claim for general or special damages. There are various avenues you can take if you want to make a claim, such

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Employers are having trouble recruiting science, technology, engineering and maths candidates. There is a growing trend of employers lacking basic numerical skills, so there is a growing demand for these types of graduates.

Every up has its down. If you put 80,000 people in a field for five days and throw in some British rain, you can’t avoid a small mud bath. But if you don’t mind getting a bit grubby, you’ll have tonnes of fun while doing a good thing for the planet.

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James Aitchison Job Labourer From Melbourne, Australia Lives Clapham Age 26

Shoppers increasingly fickle ales in the UK grocery sector rose by 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2009, and increased by 4.4 per cent in grocery chains such as Tesco, reports market research company Nielsen Scantrack, which also found consumers are becoming

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reducing the frequency of their trips to grocery stores and they have cut back on the number of items that they buy, though there was a 10 per cent increase in the number of visits shoppers made to buy 10 items or fewer.

Week-to-week – I’m pretty fresh off the boat and I’ve just landed some casual work, so I’m not thinking too far ahead. What do you blow your cash on?

At the moment, it’s just accommodation and beer. Getting around on the Tube as well. I haven’t travelled yet, or bought new stuff.

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Sales of local food in Asda stores have increased significantly over the past year, despite fears the recession would prompt consumers to cut back on spending. In England and Wales local food sales rose 41 per cent between March 2008 and March 2009.

Australia’s national broadband network would needs to turn more profit than Telstra to succeed, according to opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, who questioned the commercial viability of the project suggesting it would need an annual return of A$6 billion to work.

I like a punt. I used to spend quite a bit of time at the TAB back home, but it’s not quite the same here. Still, I’ve been down to William Hill a few times and done quite well, which is quite impressive seeing as I couldn’t figure out how the odds work over here.

TRAVEL THE HIGH SEAS Ever gone fishing in a little dinghy and wondered what it would be like to have a serious vessel? Well, run an eye over the world’s most expensive yachts » Katana – at 244ft, this baby » Virginian – you can charter has a basketball court on board and cruises along at 37 knots. Just US$68 million. » Constellation – belonging to Qatar’s ruling family, it gets up to 23 knots and carries 350 tons of fuel. Equal with Katana as the world’s most expensive.

it in the Mediterranean for US$262,000 per week, or buy it for US$45 million. » Ambrosiana – one of its key features is a waterfall that tumbles over the lip of the sky-deck spa. Yours for a cool US$45 million.

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If you have a favourite restaurant, get online and milk it for cheap meals. If there’s a restaurant near your home or office where you dine regularly, ask if they offer any loyalty rewards. In hospitality it’s all about return custom – so if they see you every week, they might be happy to help you out. Restaurant chains are particularly generous when it comes to this type of promotion. Get online and check out their websites. Join their club or get updates on special deals. If you’re prepared to eat at the same place regularly, you can get some real bargains.

more fickle towards brands. The data shows British consumers are increasingly taking advantage of price cuts, while sales of own-label brands have grown by 6 per cent, partly due to the 9 per cent rise in “food inflation”. Shoppers are, however,

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COMING & GOING ACCOMMODATION There are Antipodeans and South Africans calling all parts of London home, but generally they tend to head west (Acton, Shepherd’s Bush, Fulham, Hammersmith), north (Dollis Hill, Kilburn, Willesden Green) or south (Clapham, Southfields, Tooting). For listings see tntonline. co.uk/accommodation Dossing Offer to chip in £5 a night minimum. Hostels Expect to pay at least £10-£25 a night. Sharing You can share a room for about £50 a week, while a room to yourself will start at around £80 a week. Going it alone A bedsit or studio is at least £150 a week. Bills Bills can include phone, gas, electricity, water, council tax and a TV licence. Bond This is usually a month’s rent. You may also have to pay one month’s rent in advance. Leases You may need to sign a lease, which will typically run for six or 12 months.

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aged 17 or over. You are also required to provide proof, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates etc, that one of your grandparents was born before March 31, 1922, in the UK – and not in one of the British colonies. As your grandmother was born in India and not in the UK, you will unfortunately not qualify for an ancestry visa as you do not meet the necessary requirements.

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NATIONAL INSURANCE You need a National Insurance (NI) number to work in the UK. Call 0845 600 0643 to make an appointment to apply for one. Some NI contributions go into a State Second Pension (S2P). You can contract out of this and direct the money into a private pension fund instead. You’ll need to do this before the end of the tax year or your contributions will be lost.

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you want, though it’s usual to give a month’s notice and help find someone to move in. Pay and cancel your bills

Namely council tax, internet, phone, gas, electricity, TV, gym membership, insurance. Settle overdrafts and credit cards Any defaults on bank

payments will be filed with a credit reference agency (making it difficult for you to set up an account or rent a flat if you return), or you could receive a County Court Judgement.

EMPLOYMENT Getting a job doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Register with a couple of agencies, the cream of which advertise in TNT and at tntjobs.co.uk. Most recruitment agencies handle specific sectors: IT, banking, finance, secretarial, legal, medical and teaching are the broad categories. Make an appointment to see a consultant, and take your passport, CV and references with you. Some agencies will help you open a bank account.

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much notice you need to give your employer will depend on your contract (usually two weeks to three months). You must give at least one week’s notice if you’ve been in your job for a month or more. Give notice on your flat

Check the conditions of your Tenancy Agreement. If you want to leave before your lease is up, you may be liable to pay until new tenants are found. If you’re living in a sharehouse and haven’t signed a contract, you can move out whenever

The UK tax year begins on April 6, and if you work only part of the tax year you should get some tax back. The tax threshold is £6035 per year – so if you earn less than this, you won’t pay any tax. You’ll need a P45 (when you leave a job) and a P60 (at the end of the tax year). If you’re leaving the UK and won’t work again before the end of the tax year, you can claim a rebate by filling in a P85.

SHIPPING Get plenty of quotes, checking sizes and whether customs and tax charges are covered. For sea freight (which should take no longer than 12 weeks to arrive) you’ll pay about £80£150 for your first box – less for suitcases – and £30-£90 for additional boxes.

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TRAVEL GLOBAL VISION Buddhist devotees wait to offer gold to the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda,

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IN THE Dip a toe in the bath-tub warm Mediterranean during a visit to carefree Valencia WORDS TREVOR PADDENBURG

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aking a mid-morning swim at Valencia’s sun-drenched Playa de la Malvarrosa, it’s a mystery why Spain’s third city isn’t higher up on the travel agenda. With a Mediterranean climate, mouth-watering food (paella was invented here), plenty to see and nightlife that will hurt in the morning, it’s a city that will do its best to make you have fun. “Here in Valencia we always want a good time,” explained Bruno, a bartender I meet during a pub crawl of the city’s vibrant Barrio del Carmen district.

FIESTA SEASON “We don’t worry about covering up on the beach, we don’t worry about a good night’s sleep. Here it is about the fiesta,” he says, handing me a fresh sangria and managing to explain why bikini tops seem to have gone out of fashion here and why the bars don’t fill

up till at least 1am. But while a session on the beach, a dip in the bath-tub warm Med topped off by a night on the sangria might be at the top of your Valencia to-do list, it’s certainly not all the city has to offer. Stroll through the Torres de Serrano into the old town, where you can spend days exploring the lively streets and plazas. Head to the buzzy Central Market to see giant squid, delectable legs of jamon (cured ham), and piles of fresh fruit. Ogle the food or grab a snack for the day.

A FRY-UP WITH A DIFFERENCE If you’re in self-catering mode make sure you eat out at least once. Paella isn’t the only dish the locals have perfected and, as well as restaurants overflowing with frying pans of seafood, there are tapas bars dotted round the old town. For more sober pursuits check out the stunning cathedral, which is said to hold the legendary Holy Grail, used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Outside at noon every Thursday a water court is held to settle local irrigation problems. Yep, Valencia is that dry. GIVING IT HORNS Outside the old town there’s plenty more to see. At the Plaza de Toros matadors still regularly

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grace Valencia’s bullfighting ring. If watching a live fight is not your thing, there’s a small but interesting free museum attached to the ring. In terms of architecture, the city is perhaps most famous for the City of Arts and Sciences precinct. This area is an architectural marvel, with giant shell-shaped buildings including Plaza de Virgen is one of several beaut iful squares in the city the stunning Oceanographic Park, which is Europe’s largest next to the Formula 1 European Championship aquarium. After a few hours here Circuit, to Playa de las Arenas. I need a siesta. However, there is no need to head back to LIFE’S A BEACH my hotel when there are a number of beaches within walking distance. I decide to take a stroll It lacks the beautiful blue water and white sand of other beach destinations in Europe (the water via Valencia’s impressive America’s Cup Port, and sand are a little brown), but the locals seem undeterred. They frolic in the shallows and kick soccer balls and hacky sacks. As I settle down Sangria is Spain’s favourite drink and it is hard for a snooze I’m confronted by another mystery. to beat, but in Valencia the drop to get your How do Valencians have so much energy?

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Palau de les Arts in the City of Arts and Sciences precinct

WHEN TO GO Hot in summer but temperate in winter, Valencia is a year-round destination. Crowds can be heavy in July and August. GETTING THERE Fly from London to Valencia with Ryanair, EasyJet or ClickAir as well as Iberia and others. Trains run from Madrid, Barcelona and other major centres around Spain. GETTING AROUND Local buses have the city covered. A single fare is €1.20. The Metro is a great way to travel and links up with the airport. Single fares are €1.30. VISAS Australians and New Zealanders do not need a visa. South Africans need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.13 EUR. LANGUAGE Spanish. GOING OUT A beer will cost you around ¤3. ACCOMMODATION A bed in a hostel dorm starts from ¤14. A double in a hotel starts from ¤49. SEE visitvalencia.info.

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WHAT TO DRINK hands on is Agua de Valencia. The name means ‘water of Valencia’ but it’s more exciting than it sounds – a cocktail made from a base of cava or champagne with orange juice, vodka and gin. A sure-fire way to get you going.

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HIDDEN GEMS The Lakes can be overrun in summer, but leave behind the bottlenecks of Windermere and Keswick and the crowds soon thin out. Hire a car to explore Langdale, Borrowdale, Buttermere and eerily beautiful Wast Water. If you really want a challenging drive, though, Eskdale is the place. Tackle Hardknott and Wrynose passes and reward yourself with an ale at the Three Shires in Little Langdale.

CHOW DOWN Top eateries include Lucy4 At The Porthole in Bowness, The Glass House in Ambleside and, for that special occasion, the fabulous Sharrow Bay by Ullswater. If you’re in need of a cosy café try Lucy’s on a

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The national park specialises in the calmer pleasures of old man pubs and real ale. Some of the most famous ones include the Drunken Duck Inn in Barngates, the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Langdale and the Sun Inn in Kirby Lonsdale.

prepared for four seasons in one day. GETTING THERE Virgin Trains go to Oxenholme (for the south Lakes) and Penrith (for the north) from Euston. National Express coaches go to Windermere, Keswick, Ambleside and Grasmere. It takes about five hours to drive from London. GETTING AROUND The Lakes Ranger ticket (£15 per day) offers unlimited travel on local rail and bus networks and a cruise on Windermere. Consider hiring a car to get away from the crowds. The area has great cycle paths. BEER A pint of real ale will cost about £2.50. ACCOMMODATION YHA dorm beds start from £15.95. Hotel rooms start from £30.

LITERARY LEGENDS Follow in the poetic footsteps of William Wordsworth and visit his former homes at Dove Cottage in Grasmere and Rydal Mount. For fans of Peter Rabbit (left), there’s Hilltop Farm where Beatrix Potter once lived in Near Sawrey, and a museum in Hawkshead. Brantwood, the former home of social thinker John Ruskin, is worth a look too, even if you don’t know anything about him. AMY ADAMS

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The Lake District looks pretty through a car window but to get the full effect you need to grab an anorak and get hiking. Langdale is home to three of the Lakes’ four loftiest fells: Scafell Pike, England’s tallest peak at 978m, Scafell and Great Gable. The fourth, Helvellyn, is near Ullswater. Those who prefer a journey to scaling a mountain can walk along part of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast or the 70-mile Cumbrian Way.

less touristy, and a great place to picnic and swim in summer. For more dramatic landscapes head to Ullswater, the second largest lake in the area.

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ISLAND LIFE The Maltese archipelago consists of three main islands: Malta itself – the biggest and busiest island – sleepy, rustic Gozo, and tranquil Comino. Comino, with its famous Blue Lagoon, is a popular day’s sailing trip. Most operators offer barbecues on deck and a chance to plunge into the limpid waters of the inland sea. On Gozo, wander around the capital Victoria, and enjoy the view from its imposing Citadel. Take a boat trip from Dwejra to the towering arch of the Azure Window. And check out the Ggantija Temples – dating back to 3500BC, these are among the world’s oldest structures. This is also the place to get outdoors. Cycle

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here’s a quality to the Mediterranean’s blue that sets it apart from other seas: an extra hue of indigo in the middle distance; a hint of aquamarine at the foreshore. There are few better places to ponder this phenomenon than Ramla Bay on Malta’s island of Gozo. Which was just as well for Odysseus, who – legend has it – was kept prisoner here for seven years by the enchantress Calypso. You might not need seven years to appreciate Malta’s myriad charms, but at just three hours’ flight from London, it’s an ideal destination for a short break.

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Fishing boats at Marsaxlokk

the coastal paths, stopping for a lazy beachside lunch; take the plunge and go scubadiving; or explore the various options for rock climbing.

GRAND DESIGNS Malta offers attractions of a different kind: the meandering streets of Mdina, the grandeur of Valletta, and the bright lights and party vibe of Sliema and St Julian’s. A cruise around Valletta’s Grand Harbour on a traditional fishing boat offers epic views out to sea and of the fortifications of the Three Cities. The busy marina is an integral part of Malta’s history and wealth, and the docks still reverberate with activity. For a taste of medieval Malta head to Mdina. The silent, dusty alleyways with their decorative doorknobs and covered balconies have barely changed since the Knights of St John made the city their capital. Elsewhere, the fishing port of Marsaxlokk with its colourful boats and bustling market is

The Blue Lagoon on Comino

well worth a visit. From there it’s a short hop to the mesmerising waters of the Blue Grotto. End your days bar-hopping in St Julian’s, or enjoying a slap-up meal at Valletta’s Waterfront.

DREAM DESTINATION So varied is Malta’s allure, you’re bound to find something to please. The islands are old enough to offer a richly cultural experience, yet young enough to feel accessible and fun. Factor in year-round sunshine and friendly, welcoming people – who speak the Queen’s English in a soft, sultry guttural – and perhaps seven years wouldn’t be so long after all.

» Claire Goodall travelled with Air Malta (0906 103 0012; airmalta.com). Return flights from Gatwick and Heathrow start from £99.

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FLYING THE FLAG

ST JOHN’S WHAT?

Malta’s strategic importance was matched by the ferocity of the bombing campaign it sustained in World War II. George VI awarded the Maltese people the George Cross in 1942, to mark their bravery. It still adorns the flag.

Entering the Order of St John was a bit like becoming a monk for the aristocracy. The knights first came to prominence protecting pilgrims in the Holy Land during the crusades. Today the knights exist only as a charitable order, but their rule on Malta left a legacy of ornate fortresses and flourishing cities.

The distinctive eight-pointed star known as the Maltese Cross is the symbol of the Knights of St John, who ruled Malta from 1530 until Napoleon turned up in 1798.

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WHEN TO GO Malta is cool and bright in winter, and hot and dry during summer. Get the best of both worlds – and fewer tourists – in spring and autumn. GETTING THERE You can fly direct to Malta from London. GETTING AROUND The cute yellow public buses (below) are a cheap way to get around. The country is small enough that taxis are an affordable option, though. VISAS Aussies and Kiwis don’t need visas, but Saffas need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.13 EUR. LANGUAGE Maltese, but everyone speaks English. GOING OUT A large beer costs about €3.50. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds start at €10 per night, but there are very few hostels on the islands. Hotels start from €25. SEE visitmalta.com.

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HOTSHOTS Hayley Madden TALKS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER FIRE, PRAGUE Natalie Thompson, Sydney, Australia Blurred, grainy, colour-cast images are what one tries to avoid when photographing, but the best pictures break the rules. This group of people clustered around a fire have been turned into a shell-like spiral on a background of stony tiles. The two figures at the top actually face along the curl, emphasizing the spiral movement. The blurry effect and grainy nature as well as the yellow light concentrates the focus on the pattern and gives a voyeuristic impression of an intimate moment. HOT TIP: Taking scenes from above can often reveal some interesting patterns and is great for candid shots as people rarely look up. » Natalie wins a threeday tour of Scotland for two valued at £198 from Haggis Adventures

RUNNER-UP SOUTHBANK Wojtek Walter, Poland Wojtek has used the bridge and its shadow to frame two scenes – in the top the clear, distinct figures below the bridge, and in the bottom the shadowy impression of other beings above the structure. Black and white has emphasised the play on light and shadow and the low sun has created long, sweeping diagonal shadows. The focal point of the man and child is

on the rule of thirds making it a great anchor for the whole composition. HOT TIP: Using long shadows is a great way to connect a busy scene as they will create strong lines in the same direction. » Wojtek wins a photography course from Nigel Wilson Photography (020 7793 8664; photographycourses.org.uk) valued at £60

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HOLIDAY SNAPS

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOS STAND OUT

THEME: BOATS Fishing village, Maldives by Craig West, Auckland, New Zealand

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Boats are a very popular subject for travel photographers, perhaps because they represent freedom of spirit and careless abandon towards the elements. Or maybe because they just look pretty. Craig’s shot of two boats is hardly your average image of a fishing village.

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WHY THIS WORKS: 1 Juxtaposition of the old and new is always appealing. Craig has also juxtaposed size, colour and texture. 2 The hulls give the impression of the boats coming into the frame and the rope continues this movement. 3 Craig has filled the frame with the larger hull to really show off it’s size. 4 A low viewpoint also

emphasises the height of the larger boat so it really dominates the scene. 5 A low horizon gives more space for the sky and creates an impression of grandeur and freedom.

HOT TIPS: 1 Boats usually equal water. Sea spray, foam, waves – all can do irrecoverable damage to your equipment, so ensure

you have good protection for your camera and a chamois leather to hand. 2 Bring movement into your shots with leading lines, dynamic compositions and slow shutter speeds to blur the movement of water. 3 The right weather will add atmosphere and tension to your boat shots. Get up early for the dawn mists, stay up late for the moonlit waters,

go out in the wind and rain to show the elemental, hardy nature of boats. 4 Fill the frame. It’s easy to get distracted by the beautiful scenery but close-up details of barnacled hulls or a rusted anchor can sometimes tell more of a story. 5 Don’t forget the reflections in the water that can add another dimension to your pictures of boats.

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TIPS St Ives, Cornwall

READERS’ TIPS GOOD TAPAS

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If you’re going to TIP OF Madrid head to THE WEEK the La Latina area (Cava Baja street) for excellent tapas bars filled with local Madridlenos. Even though it’s only five minutes’ walk from the main tourist routes it feels a world away from the Plaza Major. Plus the prices are significantly cheaper!

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Be careful when taking taxis in Budapest. It’s a set rate into town from the airport, but we were charged more. And even more to get back – and the driver not only dropped us at the wrong terminal but tried to pocket all the change (a cool £10 tip, thanks very much). Claire, via email

I’m starting university in September and really fancy getting away before then. I’m on a limited budget, about £1000. I’m quite shy but I would really love to do something adventurous and a bit different. Have you got any ideas? Sophie, via email

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The possibilities are endless, Sophie. My gut response to this is get a month-long InterRail pass (£289) and see where the wind blows you. You’ll have a blast, meet lots of people and see a huge amount of Europe. Plus travelling solo you’ll build your confidence and maybe even pick up some language skills. For something adventurous go further east. Turkey, Syria and Jordan are wonderful countries where your money will go a long way. You might need to grow a thick skin as a lone female but that’ll be more than made up for by the incredible scenery and history. On The Go (onthegotours.com) offers small group trips if you’d rather do your travelling with other people. Lastly, with your £1000 you could buy a tent, some hiking boots and a ticket to southern France. From here you could take on one of the great walks of Europe, like the trans-Pyrenees GR10 or the legendary Corsican hike the GR20. Cicerone (cicerone.co.uk) publishes guides to these and other routes. The GR10 can take 522 days – so you might want to do it in chunks.

My partner and I would like to spend a long weekend in Cornwall in May, and are looking at catching the train to Padstow or St Ives where we can stay for a weekend. But I see that it’s a six-hour train journey. Are there any weekend or three-day coach tours that leave from London and stop at sights on the way to break up the journey? Melanie Toms, via email

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TRAVEL NEWS UK’S MOST HATED AIRPORT

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Here’s one to file under ‘did they really need a survey to work that out’: Heathrow has dominated a study of the UK’s worst airports by Which? Holiday magazine. The best-rated airport was Blackpool, worst of all was Heathrow Terminal 1, second worst was Terminal 4, followed by the airport’s Terminal 3, Terminal 2, Gatwick North, Gatwick South and Stansted.

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DROP ZONE FEE Luton is to become the first UK airport to charge drivers to leave passengers in a “kiss and drop” zone outside its main terminal. From April 29 all motorists, including taxi drivers, will have to fork out £1 in order to spend up to 10 minutes in the drop-off zone.

SINGAPORE FLING A stopover in Singapore got a whole lot cheaper thanks to a new deal to encourage travellers to linger in the island nation. Customers of Singapore Airlines can get a room for just £1 for their first night, along with free transfers, free use of the downtown hop-on, hop-off bus, and meal vouchers.

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Beat the euro blues Save on coach travel around Europe with Eurolines. A 30day pass for unlimited travel is £299 (£249 for under-26s) if bought at the Eurolines office at Victoria station. If you buy online you have to pay in euros, adding the equivalent of £100 to the fare.

FEWER HOLIDAYS IN OZ Australians may consider themselves a nation of beach lovers, but they lag behind most other countries when it comes to taking a break. Only the Japanese and Americans take fewer holidays than Aussies, a new survey found. Kiwis and Brits, on the other hand, are holiday lovers. In England, workers receive on average 26 days’ annual leave, and use all of it, while New Zealanders are allocated on average 21 days of leave per year and use 18 of them. The yearly survey, by online travel company Expedia, found 44 per cent of Australians don’t take all of their annual leave entitlement – up from 38 per cent last year. The company’s global Vacation Deprivation survey, released last Wednesday, found the economic crisis had significantly affected the travel plans of Australians in 2009. Of those

surveyed, 40 per cent said their plans had changed as a result of the crisis. Australian workers, who received on average 19 days’ leave in the past year, left three days of their total annual leave entitlement unused. This is behind Japanese workers, who took just eight days, and workers in the US, who took 10 days’ leave in the past year. France continues to be the world’s most holiday-rich nation, with workers receiving on average 38 days’ leave a year. The French also take the most leave each year, with just two days of their total annual entitlement unused. Other European countries also fared well. Italians received 31 days (using 25 days), Spain 30 days (using 27 days) and Germany and Austria both received 27 days (using 25 days and 23 days respectively).

Charge for carrying extra Ryanair has asked customers to decide what its next extra charge should be for – and a tax on overweight people has come up as the favourite. Instead of just whacking on a new fee, Ryanair asked for ideas on what it could charge for, then urged people to vote for their preferred option. Topping the online poll, with 40 per cent of the 45,000 votes, was charging overweight flyers extra. Twenty per cent preferred a €3 fee to smoke in a special cubicle; 18 per cent a €1 charge

A fee for being overweight?

for loo paper with the face of the airline’s boss on it, 14 per cent an annual fee to access Ryanair’s website, and 8 per cent a €2 fee for BYO food. Before the poll closed last Friday the company said: “We urge more passengers, especially those who may be a little larger, to vote.”

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ON THE ROAD

WORDS DANIEL LANDON

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York, England May 24 Get even more out of a visit to York – one of the UK’s most historic, picturesque cities – by checking out the parades, live music, Morris dancing, street theatre, and food and drink on offer.

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» yorkcarnival.org

MONACO F1 GRAND PRIX MONTE CARLO, MONACO MAY 21-24 WHAT: The most famous motor race in the world. WHERE: The Monte Carlo district of Monaco. WHY: A Grand Prix has been held on the spectacular harbour-side streets of Monte Carlo since 1929. DO IT BECAUSE: F1 cars screaming around winding, narrow streets at 300km/h is breathtaking. And given it’s Monaco, it’s one of the

glitziest events of the year – expect loads of Eurotrash. HOW MUCH: General admission on Thursday is free, £46 on Saturday, £81 on Sunday (no racing on Friday). The cheapest grandstand seat on Sunday is £332.

» formula1.com

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LOCK IT IN CHEESE ROLLING Gloucestershire, England May 25, 2009 cheese-rolling.co.uk

ROYAL ASCOT Ascot, England Jun 16-20, 2009 ascot.co.uk

RUNNING OF THE BULLS Pamplona, Spain Jul 6-14, 2009 sanfermin.com

EDINBURGH’S FESTIVALS SOUL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL Aruba, Caribbean May 20-25 Take a sun-drenched tropical island, add a festival of funky, soul tunes (from the likes of Jamie Foxx and Estelle) and you’ve got a recipe for one heck of a party.

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Where in the world?

Edinburgh, Scotland Aug 7-Sep 6, 2009 edfringe.com and eif.co.uk

LA TOMATINA Buñol, Spain Aug 26, 2009 latomatina.es

OKTOBERFEST Munich, Germany Sep 19-Oct 4, 2009 oktoberfest.de/en

THE TRAVELLER … Gresh Okkers, 24, from Perth, Australia What’s the best place you’ve been?

Singapore. The nightlife and shopping were great. Best UK destination?

Greenwich Observatory. I’m a surveyor, so it was interesting knowing where time began. Dream destination?

Canada – to snowboard and see the Rockies.

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Pig ear stew in South Africa. It was terrible, it still had hair attached.

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Kerrie Martain from Canberra, Australia, at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany

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GEAR UP MARKET KNOWLEDGE

Amy Adams SOLVES YOUR TRAVEL GEAR PROBLEMS LIFE’S A BLUR Primed with anti-blur technology, camera shake reduction and face detection, the Nikon Coolpix S225 will be able to see straight even when you can’t. THE DAMAGE: £149 WHERE: jessops.com

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You’re never going to look like an intrepid travel photographer if you’re wielding a diddy camera with a delicate wrist strap, but the compact is not to be sniffed at. In his new Footprint guide to travel photography, expert snapper Steve Davey explains why. “Despite its diminutive size, a compact camera is often packed with features,” he writes, “some that you wish you could find on larger and more expensive cameras.” While a digital SLR might give you more freedom in terms of modes, lenses and accessories, a decent compact camera will often take care of the technical stuff thanks to user-friendly modes, allowing you to concentrate on your subject. The main advantage of course, though, is the size. Compacts are discreet enough to hide from thieves, small enough to fit in your pocket and light enough to run with the bulls.

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WIDE BOY With a 24mm ultra wide lens, Samsung’s WB550 offers a wide shooting range and gives your pictures more perspective. Capture that cathedral in one next time. THE DAMAGE: £229.99 WHERE: samsung.com

HANGIN’ TOUGH Waterproof up to 3m, shockproof up to 1.5m and freezeproof to -10˚C, the Olympus Mju Tough 6000 is the Bear Grylls of compact cameras. THE DAMAGE: £269 WHERE: jessops.com

I was 12, which included Rome, Naples, Sorrento, San Marino, Florence, Venice … absolutely breathtaking. My favourite place in the world is … England. There is such a lot to discover on our own doorstep, from seaside cities to rural villages. My most memorable travel experience was … New York, because the city seems so familiar. We’ve all seen it in films and on television, and yet it’s still completely awe-inspiring – the people, the culture, the architecture … everything. Next destination on my

travel wishlist is … Brazil, as my best friend recently emigrated there, so I’d love to see her new home and get a local’s tour of such a spectacular country. My top travel tip is ... Look up the official destination website, as they often have special deals and can only list graded accommodation. I always pack … My camera. You never know when something is going to catch your eye.

experience counts RULE #3: great value trips for 18 to 30 somethings

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THE INSIDER CHARLOTTE BARROW MARKETING OFFICER AT VISITBRIGHTON The best part of my job is … The fact that it’s varied and we also get to hear about all the exciting events, new restaurants, attractions and shows before anyone else. And the worst part is … Having our office in the centre of The Lanes – every lunch time I have to resist the urge to spend all of my wages in the various boutiques. My first big trip was … A family holiday to Italy when

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WONDERING

NOMADS Get a taste of the traditional way of life in the ger tents of Mongolia WORDS REBECCA GALTON

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s a rule, I don’t eat dairy products that have been left out in the sun. But today I’ll have to make an exception. A plate of dried milk curds has been placed on the ridiculously small table in front of me and I lean over, ignoring my overly cautious inner monologue, and take a small handful. They look like little white worms and they taste, not surprisingly, like slightly off yoghurt mixed with dried cream cheese. Mmm … Like the ger tent home we are visiting, dairy products are part of the nomadic way of life here in Mongolia. The round, felt-covered tents are portable and a life on the move means food must be portable too. The Mongolian cuisine has evolved without baked goods because ovens are too heavy to carry from place to place. Similarly, there’s no point in growing fruits, vegetables or grains when you intend to move house in a few months’ time. Instead, says our guide Natalie, Mongolians rely on their livestock for food, resulting in a diet of meat and milk. “They eat five types of meat,” Natalie tells us, while perched precariously on what looks like a child’s chair. “Sheep, goat, cow, camel and horse. “And a popular drink is airag, which is fermented mare’s milk. If you drink it then you get, um …” she rolls her eyes backwards and sways like a drunk in a pantomime. It’s a wonder she doesn’t fall off her mini chair. “They milk anything,” she continues, composing herself. “And they use all of the animal … the hair … the meat … fresh meat in winter, dried meat in summer. “If you have more than 100 animals then you are very rich.” I sip on my Mongolian green tea with milk

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THEY’RE GER-REAT Is London rent too high? Why not make your own ger tent …

STEP 1: Build the wooden frame, leave a hole in the top for the chimney. If you don’t own any camels you’ll have to carry it yourself

STEP 2: Wrap the frame in felt. If you can’t find any sheep to skin just stick a few duvets together.

STEP 3: Secure the duvets with belts made from braided horses’ tails. Or ‘borrow’ some belts from former housemates.

STEP 4: Raid a child’s cubby house for furniture. Must be extremely awkward for adults to sit on.

STEP 6: Over Hammersmith? Dismantle and move to Clapham. Easy.

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– “please don’t let this be horse milk” – and check out the ger tent’s interior design. Our hostess, Khishigt, is the mother of eight grown children, and she lives here with her husband. They disassemble their ger twice a year – in summer and winter – and move it to a different location. It’s surprisingly spacious inside. I didn’t have time to count the livestock in the yard but this ger has electricity – there’s a washing machine, a fridge and a freezer in here – so they must be comparatively well off. Almost three quarters of Mongolians live in ger tents and they all follow a traditional layout. The doorway generally faces the south, and to the left is the men’s side, where manly things like weapons and saddles are kept, while women stick to the right-hand side with their cooking utensils. In the middle is the stove with its long pipe poking out through the ceiling. Smoke billows out all winter long, and from the outside it looks like a white frosted cupcake at a first birthday party. The northern end is the most sacred part of the

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ger. Khishigt’s shrine is covered with heirlooms, religious items and pictures of her children and grandchildren. But it’s a fridge magnet that catches my eye. It’s shaped like the Underground symbol, with its easily identifiable red and blue, and the word ‘London’ at its centre. It’s straight out of a Leicester Square souvenir shop. Clearly we aren’t the first tourists to have sampled Khishigt’s dried milk curds. Natalie tells us that hospitality of this kind is not unusual in Mongolia, and it isn’t just because its people are friendly. The country is five times the size of France but has just two million inhabitants. More than half of those live in Ulaan Baatar. It’s because of all this empty space that hospitality is a necessity. Ignore a traveller and they could die of starvation before they reach the next ger. Obviously this wasn’t going to happen to us. We were heading to a tourist camp in Terelj National Park, with three meals a day provided. Terelj is just 80km from Ulaan Baatar and it’s an ideal spot for horse riding, hiking or rock climbing. It’s also the place to go if you want to sample life in a ger yourself. After a short drive

GER ETIQUETTE Most homes have rules and a Mongolian ger is no different. Keep the following etiquette tips in mind during your visit. ❏ Keep your visit short. Longer than a couple of hours and you’ll interrupt the family’s work. ❏ Take a small gift for your hosts. Pack some souvenirs from your home country or buy some biscuits or chocolates en route. ❏ It is impolite to turn your back on photos, heirlooms and religious items in the ger. ❏ Always sleep with your feet pointing towards the doorway.

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As well as the white palace, which was the home of Mongolia’s last king, there are six temples on this site. And, if you haven’t tired of stuffed animals after visiting the Museum of Natural History, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s a collection here as well.

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through a rocky, mountainous landscape – past the famous Turtle Rock – we arrive at our very own ger tent. It’s smaller than Khishigt’s but follows a similar layout. We don’t have a fridge or washer – just three bright-orange single beds and a children’s table and chair set, also orange. It’s so quaint that I hit my head on the orange doorway as I walk in. I carefully stick to the eastern side of the ger tent and choose a bed according to the men on the left, women on the right rule. I don’t want to break any more rules. The last time I did that I ended up eating milk that had been left out in the sun.

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On your bike for a tour of Soweto

CAPITAL IDEAS Ulaan Baatar isn’t a pretty city but that doesn’t mean you should leave the camera in your backpack. Here are some sights you shouldn’t miss.

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY It’s worth visiting if only for its impressive collection of dinosaur skeletons, eggs and fossils found in the Gobi Desert.

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WINTER PALACE OF THE BOGD KHAAN

WHEN TO GO Visit in summer and the sun will be fierce, but by October the temperatures will drop well below zero. Ulaan Baatar is the world’s coldest capital, so make sure you pack your thermals if you’re travelling in winter. Time your visit with the annual Naadam Festival, July 11-12, 2009, to witness traditional wrestling, archery and horse racing. GETTING THERE Fly to Ulaan Baatar from Europe or Asia or include it as a stopover on your Trans-Siberian/TransMongolian journey from Moscow to Beijing. GETTING AROUND Taxis in Ulaan Baatar are relatively cheap and you’re not likely to be ripped off by dishonest drivers. Driving in Mongolia yourself is not to be recommended. VISAS Most nationalities need a visa. Processing can take up to five days. CURRENCY The Mongolian Tugrik (MNT) can only be bought in Mongolia. Bring in clean US dollar notes to exchange – don’t rely on ATMs in Mongolia as they are few and far between. 1 GBP = 2069.20 MNT. LANGUAGE The official language is Mongolian, which is written using the Cyrillic alphabet. SEE mongoliatourism.gov.mn.

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GANDANTEGCHINLEN KHIID Mongolia’s largest, most important Buddhist monastery (above) is home to more than 150 monks and a 26.5m high golden Buddha. Visit early to catch the morning ceremony.

Genghis Khan is more than just the barbarian from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Mongols know him as Chinggis Khaan and he’s their national hero – there’s a statue of the big guy in this large and busy square (right). While you’re there check out the National Modern Art Gallery, Museum of Mongolian History and the Museum of Natural History, which are all nearby.

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EALING Single room available in garden house. Close to the station. Open plan kitchen, 2 bathrooms, gas central heating, garden and storage. Bills incl. £80 pw. Tel: 07775 566 357

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EAST ACTON Single room avail. Close to station & amenities. Share kitchen & bathroom with 4others. The room is fully furnished with new bed and wardrobes. Deposit req. £85 pw. Tel: 020 7795 6525 interlet@interlet.com FINSBURY PARK Double bedsit avail. Close to station & amenities. Fully furnished, own kitchenette, microwave & fridge. Deposit req. Bills included. £120 per week. Telephone:020 7795 6525 Email: interlet@interlet.com GUNNERSBURY Single bedsit avail. Close to the station .Own kitchenette ,sharing the shower & toilet with two others. Deposit req. £110 per week. Tel: 020 7795 6525 interlet@interlet.com HAMMERSMITH 2 double rooms avail. Close to the station. Sharing fully fitted kitchen/diner, two bathrooms & lounge with 2 others. £145pw.Telephone:020 7795 6525 interlet@interlet.com HAMMERSMITH W6, Zone 2. Luxury double room, own shower, w/m. Near tubes, Prof couple, £150 p/w incl. Tel: 07905 230 470. KILBURN PARK Bedsitting room with garden in shared house avail. Suits 2 friends sharing or couple. £190 per week. Tel: 07956 413 490 lionessg@aol.com

PUTNEY BRIDGE Single studio flat avail. Close to station. Own kitchenette, fridge, microwave & en-suite shower room. Deposit req. £195 pw. Tel: 020 7795 6525 interlet@interlet.com QUEENS PARK Double room avail. Close to the station & amenities. Furnished with double bed, double wardrobe, dresser. Big lounge, fully fitted kitchen & 2 bathrooms. Bills excl. £139 pm. Tel: 07545 050 722 SHEPHERDS BUSH Single bedsit avail. Close to the station. Own kitchenette, microwave, TV & phone line. Bills incl. £90 per week. Tel: 020 7795 6525 Email: interlet@interlet.com SOUTHFIELDS 2 double rooms avail. Large kitchen, lounge area, garden. All mod cons. Wireless broadband. Sharing with 2 others. £550pm Tel: 07795 552 225 STEPNEY GREEN Double room available. Close to the amenities. Fully furnished. Internet access. Deposit required. Bills incl. £390 per month Tel: 07855 759 770 R_S_Morrison@hotmail.com STEPNEY GREEN Double room available. Close to the amenities. Fully furnished. Internet access. Deposit required. Bills included £440 pm Tel: 07855 759 770

KILBURN PARK Rooms avail. Close to station & amenities. £75 per week Tel: 07847 100 136 Email: slowdeathofhumanrace@hotmail.com

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KILBURN PARK Single cabin room avail. With high bunk in shared house. Deposit req. £100 per week. Telephone: 07956 413 490 lionessg@aol.com

TOOTING BROADWAY Double room avail. Close to station. Fully furnished, 2 bathrooms. Bills excl. £509 pm Tel: 07551 399 117 laurapertonsinbox@gmail.com

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Gorgeous French Mary at the Reddie on Good Friday:

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I always seem to bump into you when I‘m really drunk and at the Reddie, and never have the composure to tell you that you’re amazing, and I’d really love to catch up with you for a drink or something. I really hope you remember who I am! Blond Australian who is always trying to impress with his woeful French. Email reddie.french@ googlemail.com. Happy birthday Liz: Have a great day luvvie and hope you’ll enjoy Saturday’s night festivites. Ang, G-Rod and Stu. PS On a day like this, don’t forget where you came from :-). Red Hat: I’ve waited for you so long that the hash brown in my burger has gone cold. Can you sew up a broken heart? CF. Jenny: “Mama always said life is like a box a chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. Lt Dan told me I should write you a letter, so I did. He also said I probably gave you the wrong number – “stupid is as stupid does.” Jenny, me and you might go together like peas and carrots. “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.” That’s all I have to say about that. Hopefully I might see you on Sunday. Love Forest.

Tall dark handsome Kiwi tart who likes long walks on the beach and sipping cocktails:

email your message to seeking@tntmagazine.com

Tootsie: Babe, I hope this

gets in the TNT, ekk fingers crossed. Happy birthday for the 16th, you’re everything a friend could ask for and more. I love you with all my heart, we’ve had so many crazy times in the last six months and I’m looking forward to our summer adventure in Greece! Love your favourite Kiwi. My No.1 Nerd: I know we’ve only been friends for a few months, but it feels like we’ve known each other forever. I’m so sad that you have to leave the UK (bloody visa crap!) when the fun had just begun. Not sure what I’m going to do with myself when you’re not around any more. I’ll just go back to being a loser on my own again. All by myseeelfffff … Don’t forget me and let’s make a plan soon. Cilla.

The whistling guy on the District line from Wimbledon at 3pm on Thursday, April 16:

You were whistling along to tunes on your iPod. I was trying to make out what they were (not an easy task!) but there was a resemblance to G’N’R’s November Rain at one point. Sorry, can’t say your whistling was great, but I thought you were hot. If you’re keen to meet up with the brunette next to you, email tubewhistler@hotmail.com. Nathan aka The Smooch:

Wazzup!! Good to have you back in town bad boy. Come and get your hairy arse over here so we can kiss it hello. PS Don’t do anything Jesse wouldn’t do – well, basically do whatever the f*** you want :-). The world is your lobster. PT and FLV.

Desperately Seeking is a reader forum, and all messages should be kept within the spirit of the page; TNT cannot take responsibility for any offence caused. No phone numbers can be printed. For purposes of verification, we will only publish messages accompanied by a name, address and telephone number (not for publication). Messages may be edited for publication. See also tntonline.co.uk/seeking

Q

I’ve found a German porn DVD belonging to my boyfriend. It’s not just your run-of-the-mill movie though – it has all sorts of super dirty sex. Should I be worried?

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Relax – the fact your bloke likes watching girls in scenes of bestiality or gets off on a film about a fiveway orgy on a jumping castle doesn’t mean he’s a raving pervert. Almost every guy

has a set of erotic fantasies that might only come to the fore when he’s masturbating, having a wet dream or selecting an X-rated film from

a back alley stall in Camden. Blokes are driven by a powerful sex drive that can get pretty kinky, but that your boyfriend wants to watch it

I can’t get you out of my head … just quietly – I think you’re awesome! Call me on the banana phone and we can arrange a pre-packed picnic in the park. I miss you so much. Caitlin: Pole dancing on the Tube, trampoline jumping in the bed and dirty washing basket (stinky socks, five poooints!) – we’re sure going to miss all the shenanigans you get up to. Enjoy your travels over the next months and good luck with everything back home in Brisvegas. Love, the Bellville crew. Mr Bean: Who’d have thought that a drunken night at the Walkie could be the start of something so beautiful … Tomorrow it’s five years since we met, and where better to celebrate than at the bar with a snakie in hand. Here’s to us! Love always, Danielle. Jasmine, the angel in white:

You came, I saw and you stole my heart. Please give it back. Or even better, give me yours. The guy who no longer has a girlfriend. B. Sage: Another one bites the dust … Thanks for all the great times mate, you’re a legend and will be missed by all. Enjoy life back in the land of the long white cloud and catch ya on the other side! East side.

doesn’t mean he wants to do it. As a horny kid in high school I remember beating the meat over my maths teacher Mrs Hulkey, who happened to weigh 150kg. There’s no way I wanted to have my way with her but the thought of it was strangely erotic – though clearly very, very wrong.

» Got a sex or relationship dilemma? Email dearreuben@ tntmagazine.com

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