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Six days until they get the party started at the Commonwealth heads of government shindig shin·dig  
1. A festive party, often with dancing. Also called shindy.

2. See shindy.

[Probably alteration of shindy.
 in Kampala. Work hard, play hard. It's that kind of gig. Among those Uganda-bound is Prince Charles Noun 1. Prince Charles - the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948)
, who is keen to press flesh and even more keen to ensure that he actually gets the job as head of the Commonwealth. There is nothing to guarantee a succession. But our man needs to be careful with this lobbying thing. The well of respect for his dear mum is virtually inexhaustible, but there is already muttering about the man himself wandering around Kampala, looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 friends. "The Palace is doing exactly the wrong thing in order to achieve its aims," we are told. 'Twas ever thus.

· Another day, another outrage, and the object of national shame is again a football hooligan. Tattooed, shaven headed, with the St George's Cross
For the English national flag, see Flag of England.

Not to be confused with the Cross of St. George, a military distinction in Russia; or the highest civil distinction awarded in Catalonia; or the George Cross, a UK and Commonwealth medal.
 on his back, he is seen urinating into a china teacup. What possible good can such images, which began appearing around Belgium on Wednesday, do? Depends on your viewpoint. Eurostar - which commissioned them for a poster campaign - says we'll all benefit. It's a tourism ad for London, Jim, but not as we know them. "What is unique about Britain to Belgians is the amazing mix," a Eurostar spokeswoman said. "Some Brits seem offended, but the Belgians totally get it." Other stereotypes in the new campaign appear to show Tony Blair Noun 1. Tony Blair - British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair
, John Major and Margaret Thatcher Noun 1. Margaret Thatcher - British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, Iron Lady, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Thatcher
 bursting union-flag-emblazoned balloons, and a pinstriped pin·stripe also pin stripe  
1. A very thin stripe, especially on a fabric.

a. A fabric with very thin stripes, often used for suits.

b. A suit made of such fabric. Often used in the plural.
 John Cleese en route to the Ministry of Silly Walks. We have images of binge drinkers vomiting in Leicester Square if anyone is interested. Ideal for the next campaign.

· To the big match now, the BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 versus Liverpool, and we have a winner. Yesterday we told you how EastEnders was allowed to float again the notion that hooligan behaviour caused the Hillsborough disaster. In the face of protests from Liverpool, a BBC spokeswoman said that the corporation stood by its storyline. Await the white flag, we said. "We apologise if this remark was misinterpreted or caused any offence," says the latest statement. Surprise, surprise.

· And once again to York, where there was fear and puzzlement puz·zle·ment  
The state of being confused or baffled; perplexity.

Noun 1. puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation
 at the discovery of white mounds of powder on the pavements. We sent our best operatives: discredited police officers, security guards with questionable papers, that sort of thing. Now we solve the mystery. The culprits are Hash House Harriers This articlearticle or section has multiple issues:
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, runners who convene in different towns all over the world. They follow trails, real and fake, laid down in advance, usually made from chalk or flour. Once runners have negotiated the trails, they all retire to the pub. "The drinking club with a running problem," is how devotees describe it. Yesterday an eyewitness told the York Press he saw "people in running clothes putting the powder down", and that's good enough for us. On to the next assignment. Our work here is done.

· Finally, what can we do for the middle-aged American women facing censure because they unveiled a poster declaring "We Did Not Vote for Bush" at the World Bridge Championships? They have been accused of treason and some now face a year-long ban from competition. Did they have the right to voice personally held opinions, people are asking? Should they have thought more about America's standing in the world? At the White House, President Bush was said to be angry and confused. Not about this, just generally.
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