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Mo's problems Mo Mowlam's ruling that the IRA ceasefire is still intact will be placed under judicial review, due to pressure from Michelle Williamson, whose parents were both killed in the Shankhill Road bombing in 1993.

Peter Piper In an attempt to relaunch his career, Peter Lilley plans to court controversy by calling for the decriminalisation of cannabis. This move by Lilley, who was sacked from the Tory front bench in July, is likely to infuriate William Hague, who recently spelt out a new tough line on drug offenders.

Taiwan shaken The third earthquake to rock the world within five weeks has hit Taiwan. The death toll stands at 1,700, but as many as 3,000 may be trapped in the rubble. Measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, the earthquake is even stronger than the one that hit Turkey last month.

Lean McQueen Fresh from flashing his new surgically trimmed waistline in New York, Britain's bad boy designer Alexander McQueen was spotted partying with the Blairs at their London Fashion Week reception. Cherie appeared in modish moss-green, Tony donned a sharp suit.

Major destroyer Diaries written by John Major's close aide, the late Judith Chaplin, reveal that Major often made "foul remarks" about Margaret Thatcher and said on two occasions that he wanted her "destroyed".

ITV 2 BBC 0 Having won Des Lynam, once the silvery jewel in BBC Sport's crown, ITV Sport is planning to make a play for Match of the Day when the current contract ends in 2001.

Raisa Gorbachev dies The former first lady of the Soviet Union Raisa Gorbachev died on Monday, aged 67, after two months of treatment for leukaemia. She will be remembered for her energy and style, as she supported her husband's reforms - changes that brought the cold war to an end.

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