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TODAY'S SPORT

Next job: Putting a lid on soaring expectations

NOW that’s what I call a test match. Such was the intensity, endeavour and commitment to keeping the ball alive that the opening half of Saturday’s memorable clash passed in a flash. There were so many moments of brilliance in that period alone, those in the stands barely had time to draw breath.

TODAY'S COLUMNIST

Cosby show ends with a series of character-shredding rape claims

NORMALLY, when biographies cause problems for the subject, it’s because of something included in the book.

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Now that I'm self-employed I miss office Christmas parties

My wife and I both work from home. Our party is far smaller so I don’t think there’ll be much scandal. We’ve both been with half the office

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TODAY'S BUSINESS

Firm aims to transform ear surgery

AventaMed has developed a device which aims to take grommet surgery out of operating theatres and turn it into a quick procedure that can take place in a consultant’s offices. The elective surgery involves the use of small tubes.

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