The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from October 19, 2008

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007: Licence to Make a Killing; (1) ART LOVER: Original Posters Have Sold for Almost ?5,000 (2) ICONIC: The Bikini Worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No Fetched ?44,000 at Auction (3) PICTURE: 'We All Want to Be James Bond,' Says Tony Nourmand, Right, with Business Partner Bruce Marchant ICONIC: The Bikini Worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No Fetched ?44,000 at Auction
Byline: TOBY WALNE GLOBAL meltdown, emergency summits involving the world's most powerful leaders and narrowly averted mass destruction. Just another day in the world's banking crisis? No, don't worry, this scenario is fictional. James Bond, to...
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?10M THAT COULD RUIN ENGLAND; TREASURE HUNTERS: England (Top) Beat South Africa in a One-Day International but the $20 Million (Inset) on Offer in Antigua Would Give Them Riches beyond Their Comprehension
Byline: Peter Hayter Of course we'll take the money, says Harmison, but winning ?500,000 each in Stanford Series might leave our dressing room riven by splits STEVE Harmison last night warned his England colleagues of the dangers of 'flashing...
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(1) as the Jobless Toll Soars, the You Prepared for Axe? (2) REDUNDANCY PAY What to Expect as a Compensation Package (3) HOMES Start Talking; SLOWDOWN: Ian Cope Has Taken out Insurance against Losing His Job
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK WITH the jobless total showing its biggest leap in 17 years - rising by 164,000 to 1.79 million in the three months to the end of August - the threat of redundancy is looming large in the minds of many workers. So now is...
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(1) I Was Coached to Financial Fitness (2) HELP IS AT HAND ; RETURN: Expert Saran Allot-Davey NEW GOALS: Linda Eason Has Turned around Her Financial Fortunes, While Laura Stevenson, Inset, Is on Course to Pay off Her Travelling Debts
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK WITH stock markets plunging, house prices depressed and job prospects uncertain, getting the right financial advice has never been more important. But it is equally important to act on it. Financial Mail caught up with a group...
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6 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN... RAVENNA; VIVID: The Mosaic-Clad Interior of the Church of San Vitale. Right: Lord Byron
RAVENNA is the answer to the question 'Where next after the big Italian cities?' This A-list town is awash with wonders, including the finest mosaics you will see anywhere, in some of the oldest churches. GARETH HUW DAVIES is smitten by this north...
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All the Sea's a Stage; NEW WAVE OF TALENT: Will Martin Still Sings on Cruises. Ex-Cruise Singer Claire Sweeney
Byline: Simon Heptinstall N THE old days, cruise entertainers were like a cross between a singing Butlins Redcoat and the bloke who runs the karaoke at your local pub. I remember seeing sequinclad crooners sing so badly, the whole audience would...
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America Has to Choose: Obama or Certain Doom
Byline: SIMON SCHAMA Getting to be President Obama is going to be the easy bit. Has there ever been a more poisoned chalice from which to toast an incoming Administration? Not since 1933 - when Franklin Roosevelt was faced with 13 million unemployed,...
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Ask the Experts
Byline: Abigail Montrose TODAY'S experts are ROBERT CLIFFORD of national mortgage broker Mortgage Corporation; HILARY SHARPE at the Manchester office of accountant and business adviser PKF; and PAUL DICKSON of Dickson Insurance Brokers in Watford,...
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A Touch of Opulence. on a Not So Grand Scale; WORKING LUNCH: Richard Entertains Clients in the Living Room, above, and Uses a Desk Built into the Kitchen Work Surfaces to Do His Paperwork SIGNS OF THE TIMES: With Its Stunning Crystal Clock, the Bedroom Is the Most Opulent of Spaces, Where Deco Meets 18th Century
Byline: Rachel Reilly INNER SPACE Aone-bedroom apartment in a Central London Victorian block of flats does not evoke images of grandeur, yet Richard Adams's 527sq ft flat exudes an aura of glamour usually impossible to obtain in such a confined...
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A Tough Old Bird? Well, Too Tough for You, Guy
Byline: Suzanne Moore SO MADONNA's marriage to Guy Ritchie hasn't worked out. Who would have thought it? She is a bit of a control freak apparently, whereas he likes to go to the pub to do his geezer impersonations. The centre could not hold,...
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Ban Coin-Throwing Moron, Says Harry; FINGER OF SUSPICION: Harry Redknapp Seeks out the Culprit as Sharp Holds His Head TAKING CARE: Harry Redknapp Consoles Phil Sharp
Byline: Daniel King PORTSMOUTH boss Harry Redknapp last night called on the authorities to ban for life the Aston Villa fan who threw a coin at him but instead struck assistant referee Phil Sharp. Police, the Football Association and Villa have...
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Barnet Deliver after Porter Sent Packing
Byline: Ian Stokes ROTHERHAM 3 Fenton (7), Sharps (70), Burchill (81 pen) BARNET 4 Medley (18), Adomah (36), Akurang (57, 62) TEN-MAN Barnet hung on for the most improbable of victories in a seven-goal thriller at the Don Valley Stadium. Wolves,...
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Barrister's Shooting Sparks Met Probe into Police Who Compare Notes; CHALLENGE: Charlotte Saunders at the High Court after Losing the Case over the Death of Her Brother Mark, Left
Byline: Daniel Boffey POLICE marksmen involved in the shooting of barrister Mark Saunders are at the centre of fresh controversy after it was revealed that Scotland Yard has ordered a probe into the widely criticised practice of conferring over...
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Battle of the Bentines; FAMILY RIFT: Michael Bentine with Wife Clementina and Their Daughter Serena in 1964
Byline: Polly Dunbar THE widow of Goons star Michael Bentine is suing their daughter in a bitter row over two buy-to-let flats. Clementina, the comedian's wife of more than 50 years, has accused her daughter Serena of falsely claiming a half...
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Blunders Me with by a Bank Left ?135,000 Debt; OVERDRAFT OVERKILL: The Edinburgh Branch of Halifax Bank of Scotland
Byline: Tony Hetherington Blunders me with by a bank left ?135,000 debt Mrs T. B. writes: I am a 43-year-old widow. My husband passed away last March. We have two daughters of 12 and 14. Recently, after receiving insurance proceeds, I issued...
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Bond Tastic!
Byline: Sinclair McKay Swiss actress Ursula Andress had to have her voice dubbed by Monica Van Der Zyl for her iconic role as Honey Ryder in Dr No because producer Albert R. Broccoli thought Andress sounded like 'a Dutch comedian'. Before New...
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Brown Is a Bundle of Joy for Strachan
Byline: Fraser Mackie GORDON STRACHAN insisted two days ago that he would never stifle Scott Brown by turning him into a holding midfielder and the driving force in his engine room responded yesterday with the goal that sent Celtic on their way...
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But Caravan Park Owner Who Built Up ?1.2M Could Be Left with Nothing; DEVASTATED: Darren Johnston and His Wife Ruth
Byline: Daniel Boffey A COUPLE who ran a caravan park have lost their ?1.2million life savings after they sold the business and deposited the profits in a failed Icelandic bank. Darren and Ruth Johnston cashed in the 17-acre Winkups Caravan Park...
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By the Time You've Read This Article Your Body Will Have Lost a Quarter of a Glass of Water; DRIER STRAITS: You Don't Need to Be in a Desert to Suffer the Serious Consequences of Not Drinking Enough Water
Byline: Alex Shand We are constantly battling against dehydration. The human body is made up of 70 per cent water, and in a typical day, without doing anything, we lose about 2.5 litres of this precious resource - essential for almost every bodily...
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Calderwoods Relief as Miller Ends Bleak Run
Byline: Ian Broadley LEE MILLER returned to Falkirk to put his apprentice firmly in his place and blast Aberdeen off the bottom of the SPL. When the striker was at Brockville, Darren Barr was tasked with cleaning his boots. But Miller showed...
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Camilla's 60 Birthday Presents for Charles
Byline: Katie Nicholl ...one for every year of his life ROSES: Frederic Mistral, far left and Margaret Merrill LOVE LETTERS: Camilla has had them bound in a book SHAKESPEARE: He gets a copy of Romeo and Juliet OUTDOORS KIT: The Prince will be getting...
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Carphone Could Give Away TVs; TALKS: Carphone's Charles Dunstone
Byline: NEIL CRAVEN CARPHONE Warehouse may soon give away free plasma screen TVs as part of a campaign to revolutionise the way electrical goods are sold. The strategy could become one of the central pillars of its partnership with US retail...
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Castle Admits after Strictly Disaster: I Was Terrible; OUT OF STEP: Strictlys Ola and Andrew Last Night
Byline: Tom Harper THREE celebrities were wildly out of step with judges on Strictly Come Dancing last night as they failed to pull off more complicated routines. Singer Heather Small, Olympic swimmer Mark Foster and GMTV presenter Andrew Castle...
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Cell-Out; OFFICE: Rhiconic's Police Station and, Inset, BBC TV's Hamish MacBeth
Byline: Mike Merritt WHEN he took over as Scotland's real-life Hamish MacBeth, he inherited the largest single police beat in Europe, covering 900 square miles of countryside. Yet if PC Ian Sutherland actually catches any criminals, he will have...
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Cheap, but Extremely Cheerful; HUGE TALENT: VASILY PETRENKO TAKES ON TCHAIKOVSKY'S 'PROBLEM CHILD' THE MANFRED SYMPHONY
Byline: David Mellor When Hong Kong-based bargain label Naxos began, there was much sneering. Many of its recordings were made in Central Europe, and rarely encountered ensembles with names like the Transylvanian Philharmonic conducted by Boris...
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Churchill? You're More like Major, Voters Tell Brown
Byline: Simon Walters GORDON BROWN is doing a good job in tackling the economic crisis but is still on course for a devastating General Election defeat. If he gambles by calling a snap poll on the basis of whether he or David Cameron is best...
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Classy Care Puts His England Case; QUICK GETAWAY: Quins' Nick Easter (above) Finds the Gap to Make His Escape. Danny Care (Left) Dives Full Length to Land a Try
Byline: Ian Stafford Harlequins 42 Ulster 21 YOU can forget about the Danny Ciprianis of this world. There is another Danny who is not only nailed on to start for England in three weeks against the Pacific Islanders but will probably be the first...
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Clean Sweep for NHS; FOOTNOTE: As Nicola Sturgeon Stepped Up, Far Left, to Kill off Private Cleaning Contracts, Alex Salmond Joked That She Was a Woman with Killer Questions, Killer Answers ... and Killer Heels
Byline: Michael Tait CLEANING services for Scotland's hospitals are to be nationalised in a bid to reduce the number of deaths from infections, the SNP revealed yesterday. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said that by 2011 only a handful of hospitals...
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Close a Sad Chapter in the US
Byline: Ross Clark In May 2005 I viewed property in Florida and was seduced into buying a three-bedroom house for $357,000 (?204,000) by the talk of guaranteed rental income and capital growth. For the next two years I was told that the project...
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Comment
Patient care, not GPs' bonuses, must come first IT MAY well be that too many patients are being passed on to hospitals by over-nervous or lazy GPs who ought to be able to treat them themselves, so a mechanism to curb this would not be a bad idea...
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Couple Trying to Save Grandchildren from Council Care Banned from Seeing Them. after Speaking to MoS; DISTRESSED: Graham and Gail Curlew Want to Adopt
Byline: Nick Pryer SOCIAL workers have cancelled a prearranged access meeting between a couple and the grandchildren they are trying to rescue from council care. Their decision follows revelations of the family's plight in last week's Mail on...
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Coyle Rues Missing out on Cut-Price Riordan
Byline: Fraser Mackie SELF-CONFESSED Derek Riordan fanatic Owen Coyle has admitted Hibernian will field the best bargain buy in British football when his former No1 signing target sets about Hearts today. The Burnley manager believes the Easter...
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Crime Fiction
Byline: John Williams Lush Life by Richard Price Bloomsbury ? 12.99 . ?12.99 inc p& p (0845 155 0713) Richard Price has attracted attention lately for his work as one of the screenwriters on The Wire, the TV critics' favourite cop show, but...
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Crying with Laughter; COMIC'S CAPER: Kenneth Williams Appearing on the Mike Walsh Show in Australia in 1983. 'I Found Him a Polite and Rather Shy Man,' Walsh Said Later
Byline: Craig Brown Anguish is the great hidden engine of British comedy. Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd, John Cleese: they have all transformed their private fears, phobias and compulsions into the more...
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David Would Be Much Better off Back with Us; WORLDS APART: Yohane with His New Wife, Baby Son and Stepdaughter in Malawi and, Right, Bewildered David with Madonna, Her Manager and Her Entourage
Byline: Barbara Jones THE real father of Madonna's adopted son David feels bitterly disappointed that she is getting a divorce - and yesterday he declared: 'I am still a poor farmer with nothing to offer, but maybe he would be better off back with...
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Dear Blue Peter. You Saved My Life; BADGE BRIGADE: Blue Peter Presenters Past and Present. Left to Right: Konnie Huq, Valerie Singleton, Tim Vincent, Janet Ellis, John Noakes and Liz Barker
Byline: Roger Lewis Although I gave up attending literary launch parties years ago (the same faces, the same drunks), I made an exception for the soiree celebrating Dear Blue Peter, a fascinating selection of the letters sent in to Britain's best-loved...
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Desperate Beckham
Byline: Rob Draper DAVID BECKHAM is considering a winter loan move back to European football in a bid to continue his international career and to overtake World Cup captain Bobby Moore's record of 108 England caps. Manager Fabio Capello has told...
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Diana's Bridesmaid Sells Her Own Palace in Barbados
Byline: Zoe Dare Hall ISLAND IN THE SUN: Sarah-Jane with husband Paul and their planter's mansion in Barbados FIT FOR A FEAST: The dining room at Bellevue, home to Sarah-Jane, Paul, Ashley and Ruby TROPHY PROPERTY: Bellevue had been left to rack...
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Displays of Grief That Transcend the Norm
Byline: Jim Black ONE suspects that had Eddie Thompson been on the scene 40 years ago when Arthur Hopcroft penned his fine work entitled The Football Man, the late Dundee United chairman would have rated much more than a passing mention. Hopcroft's...
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Don't All Rush for a Quick Fix; SMOOTH OPERATOR: Alan Gribben Runs a Car Dent Removal Franchise
Byline: NIC PATON WITH daily forecasts of further job losses, what appears to be bad news for employees could turn out to be good news for franchising. Interest in franchising increases during a downturn as more people find themselves out of...
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Don't Boo Cashley When He's Playing for England; ENGLAND EXPECTS: Ashley Cole on International Duty but (below) He Takes a Bucketful of Bile from Me
Byline: PIERS MORGAN THE last time I saw Ashley Cole, his pea-sized head was trapped in medieval stocks and I was pummelling him with dirty wet sponges on a freezing cold night in London. Eventually, I grabbed the whole dank, congealing bucket...
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Don't Let Your Dream Turn into a Nightmare, Warns Old Bhoy Moyes; REALITY CHECK: Moyes
Byline: Ken Lawrence DAVID MOYES knows they will arrive at the Theatre of Dreams fantasising about another Nakamura moment. His advice to the legions of Celtic fans who will travel south to Manchester this week, however, is to live in reality. ...
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Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Head Dave.We'll Woo the Women Voters; CONSULTANTS: Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts Have Been Hired by David Cameron
Byline: Simon Walters DAVID CAMERON is spending thousands of pounds to get more in touch with his feminine side and boost his chances of winning the next Election. The Conservative leader has hired a firm called Pretty Little Head, run by two...
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Doomed to Miss out; BEMUSED: Neil Marshall, above, Was Puzzled by the Omission of Doomsday, Left, Which Starred Rhona Mitra
Byline: Brian Pendreigh IT was one of the biggest films shot in Scotland for years, grossing millions at cinemas worldwide and topping the DVD charts. But the sci-fi thriller Doomsday did not get a single nomination in the Bafta Scotland awards...
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Dunpicklin'; COUNTRY PILE: Toddington Manor Was Built in 1820 with the Style Later Echoed in the Houses of Parliament TO THE MANOR BORN: Damien Hirst, Pictured with His Wife Maia Norman, Bought the Mansion for ?3 Million WORK OF ART: Wrapped in Scaffolding and Polythene Sheeting, Toddington Manor Has Been Given a New Roof While Builders Repair the Hand-Carved Wood Panelling and Intricate Stonework of the Rooms Inside
Byline: Stephanie Condron HE'S the bad boy of British art who made his name - and his fortune - with sheep and sharks pickled in formaldehyde. While they went on public show, however, Damien Hirst's latest project is being kept very much under...
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Eat Up Nigel, the Termites Are Delicious; PEAK VIEWING: The Stunning Arenal Volcano Lets off Steam GOING WITH THE FLOW: Hot Springs at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. Left: Closet Twitcher Nigel and a Pair of Scarlet Macaws
Byline: Nigel Planer OW I need a volunteer,' said our guide, after leading us deep into the under-storey of Costa Rica's primary rainforest, ' ... to eat the termites.' I pulled a face - the tour leaflet hadn't mentioned a tucker trial. 'Naagel,'...
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Eco-Double Glaze Your Entire Home for ?700; BLUE-SKY THINKING: Sebastian and Rob with the Covered Glazing Sheet
Byline: Sebastian O'Kelly It was Mrs O'Kelly's determination to double glaze the sash window of the bathroom that turned me into an enthusiast for cutting carbon emissions ... and our ?1,200-a-year fuel bill. The estimated cost was ?700, and...
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Edinburgh Hand out French Lesson; FRENCH TOAST: Mark Robertson (above) Evades the Home Defence En Route to a Try, While Chris Paterson (Left) Sets Up Another Move
Byline: Sean Vincent Castres 6 Edinburgh 13 EDINBURGH revived their Heineken Cup dream last night as they snatched their first tournament triumph on the other side of the Channel. In the wake of their dismal home-turf fade-out against Leinster,...
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End-of-Season Tribute Planned for Ballesteros; DARK DAYS: Robert Karlsson Tries to Reach the 17th Green BATTLE: Ballesteros
Byline: Peter Higgs, Graham Otway SEVE BALLESTEROSS battle to recover from two serious brain operations has cast an enormous shadow of concern over the end of the European golfing season. As Swedish Ryder Cup star Robert Karlsson yesterday closed...
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Euroview Mighty Messi
THE media in Scotland have had to play a game of will he, wont he with Lionel Messi over the last fortnight so at least they now know how defenders in La Liga must feel. Its usually second guessing him on the pitch which is the nightmare, not...
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Facespace; PRETTY SIMPLE: Here's Me Down for the Country, Where Seems to Grow So Well
Byline: ELIZABETH HURLEY She might be the face that launched a thousand bikinis, but Liz actually prefers the simple life down on the farm - or so we'd like to believe ... Wednesday, 6.13pm Is it too much? This dress? What do you think? A bit...
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Failing Resort Town Turns Tide; GOOD MOVE: Designer Adrian Riley
SIX years ago, unemployment in Scarborough was twice the North Yorkshire average and more than a third of residents were living in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. But the resort town has just been named the enterprise capital...
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Federer Admits Murray Is Master; SWEET REVENGE: Murray (Left) Chases Down a Winner and Comes through against Federer in Madrid but He Won't Face Rafael Nadal (Right) after the Spaniard Lost
Byline: Derek Hunter THIS time they were in old Spain rather than New York and it was not just the venue that was different as Andy Murray gained a measure of revenge by overcoming Roger Federer. Different place, different performance and completely...
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Fergie's Front Line Offer Ideal Test for Caldwell and Partner ; TWO AGAINST THE FAB FOUR: Gary Caldwell and Stephen McManus Insist They Are Better Equipped Now to Take on the Fearsome Quartet (below) of Dimitar Berbatov, Carlos Tevez, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo
Byline: Fraser Mackie GARY CALDWELL pointed out this week at Lennoxtown that the best central defenders come in pairs. Unfortunately for him and his golfing partner, Stephen McManus, the best Manchester United forwards come as a fearsome foursome...
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For Your Lungs Only; NO SMOKE: Daniel Craig with Gemma Arterton in Quantum of Solace. Right: Sean Connery Puffing in Dr No
Byline: Daniel Cochlin ALONG with a vodka Martini, an immaculate tuxedo and a glamorous companion, a cigarette has often completed James Bond's image. And 007 actors have been expected to adopt the habit of Ian Fleming's character, who was depicted...
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Free Trade? Sorry, Dave, There Is No Such Thing
Byline: John Laughland f all the lessons to be learned from the meltdown of the world's financial system - a catastrophe that will impoverish every household in Britain - none is more urgent than that the Conservative Party should abandon the ideology...
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Fulham Could Do with Bit of Haynes Craft to Avoid Yet Another Struggle; SHADOWED: Anton Ferdinand Tracks Fulham Striker Andrew Johnson
Byline: Peter Higgs FULHAM 0 SUNDERLAND 0 FULHAM unveiled a statue to Johnny Haynes, their greatest player, and had a half-time parade of old favourites from bygone eras but could not shake off their present day malaise an inability to score....
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Funny Peculiar; PRETTY DUMB: Brad Pitt and George Clooney in Burn after Reading. Below: Igor the Mad Scientist's Assistant
Byline: Matthew Bond Burn After Reading Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand Certificate: 15 Time: 1hr 35 mins *** Eagle Eye Director: D. J. Caruso Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle...
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Gadfly
Teach yourself Hull and speak to the natives GLOBALISATION means we all have to speak the same language banks going bust is now universal. Not to be left out is the bizarrely named The Express by Holiday Inn in Hull. The hotel has added an English-to-Hull...
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Gambling Is No Help in Sport's Fight against Corruption
Byline: Patrick Collins THERE were 10 minutes remaining at New Lawn Stadium the other evening and the visitors, Cambridge United, were clinging to their point. The Setanta commentator did his best to convey the frantic tension of the moment. 'Forest...
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Gin Rummy and Blackberrying, It's Just What the iPod Generation Need
Byline: Liz Jones IT IS UNUSUAL to come across a family of seven children. Only the very poor, or the very rich, want big broods nowadays. More often than not the children are accumulated through a series of relationships or by adoption, as in the...
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Global Crisis Hits Chances of Scotland Leaving UK; BLOW: The Banking Collapse Has Brought Bad News for Alex Salmond's SNP
Byline: Michael Tait, Simon Walters FIRST Minister Alex Salmond yesterday suffered a major blow to his plans for independence, with a poll showing half of Scots think the banking crisis has made separation less likely. The BPIX survey for The...
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Good Luck, Laura, but It's a Harsh and Unfriendly Tour, Warns Croft; IT'S TOUGH: Croft Says the Circuit Can Be Brutal HARD COURTS: Robson Will Soon Discover the Reality of Big-Time Tennis
Byline: Malcolm Folley WIMBLEDON princess Laura Robson, who makes her debut on the women's tour this week aged 14, has been warned she will need to be 'as hard as nails' to survive. Annabel Croft, who won junior titles at Wimbledon and the Australian...
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Government of Iceland Poised to Save Baugur
Byline: NEIL CRAVEN BELEAGUERED retail investor Baugur, whose holdings include House of Fraser and Goldsmiths, may be thrown a lifeline by the Icelandic government, which now controls the country's banking system. Last week sources familiar with...
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Grandadiator; HOTHEAD: Russell Crowe in Gladiator and, Right, as a Ten-Year-Old Cricketer in New Zealand FEARSOME: Jack Crowe, with Pint and Cigarette, and, Top Right, with One of His Sons
Byline: Steve D'Antal, Gwyneth Rees HE IS a legendary hellraiser with a reputation for womanising, hard drinking and aggressive outbursts that almost eclipses his mesmerising talents as an Oscar-winning actor. But a new investigation into Russell...
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Green Helps Put Scandal in Shade; SHARP-SHOOTER: Rob Hulse Hustles across and Gets to the Ball First to Equalise from Close Range for Derby at Pride Park
Byline: Mark Fleming DERBY 2 Hulse (45), Green (52) PLYMOUTH 1 Gallagher (8) DERBY stepped away from the match-fixing scandal that has engulfed the club this week by stretching their unbeaten run to seven games. Plymouth, who had themselves...
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Hahnemann Howlers Put the Skids under Reading; SWAMPED: Stephen Elliott Disappears under Celebrating Team-Mates after He Scored the Winner for Preston at Deepdale
Byline: John Helm PRESTON 2 Ingimarsson (55og), Elliott (81) READING 1 S Hunt (27 pen) THE theory that this is a Championship season in which any team can beat any other gathered momentum as Preston ended a four-match losing streak by coming...
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Haider Goes to His Grave, Taking Secret of His Last Hours with Him; HIGH EMOTION: Pallbearers Carry the Coffin of Far-Right Leader Joerg Haider, Far Left. Inset: Haider's Widow Claudia and Their Daughter Ulrike
Byline: Allan Hall AUSTRIA'S far-Right leader Joerg Haider was buried with pomp and circumstance yesterday - but with a seedy gay bar as the backdrop to the official farewell. It emerged that he spent the last hour of his life polishing off a...
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Hands off! Flirty Fagin Is All Mine, Says Eugenie; SMITTEN: Eugenie Saw Hugo Flirting
Byline: KATIE NICHOLL SMITTEN Princess Eugenie has been having trouble keeping her flirtatious party boy Hugo Taylor to herself. The pair were spotted out together twice last week - after I revealed that Eugenie had told friends she hoped to...
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Harry and Wills Take the Long Way Down; ACTION MEN: William and Harry in Body Armour before Setting off Yesterday
Byline: Polly Dunbar IT IS billed as a life-changing experience that will test their physical and mental mettle. But yesterday, as they set off on an eight-day charity motorcycle rally in the South African wilderness, Prince Harry and Prince...
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Haughty - but Nice; RELATIVE DANGER: Ralph Fiennes and Clare Higgins in Oedipus
Byline: Georgina Brown Oedipus Olivier, National Theatre, London 1hr 40 mins (no interval) **** The White Devil Menier Chocolate Factory, London 2hrs 30mins (including interval) **** Mine Hampstead Theatre, London 2hrs 15mins (including interval)...
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Heart Attack Victims Face a Race to New Surgery Units
Byline: Jo Macfarlane THOUSANDS of heart-attack patients will be forced to travel further for emergency treatment because of a change in the techniques used to save their lives. The Department of Health will announce tomorrow that balloon angioplasty...
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He Likes Physically Strong, Fit Women. He's a Wonderful Man and He's in Great Shape; CELEBRITY CONNECTIONS: Edit Poses with One of Her Friends, the Hollywood Actor Owen Wilson SEPARATED: Duchovny and Wife Tea Split after Rumours That He Had Been Unfaithful LOVE MATCH: Tennis Coach Edit Pakay out in Malibu on Friday. 'An Affair? I Am Not Going to Deny It,' She Says
Byline: Caroline Graham, Bonnie Robinson WHEN David Duchovny entered a rehab clinic two months ago the move was widely acknowledged to be an attempt to save his ailing marriage. After 11 years, his relationship with fellow Hollywood star Tea Leoni...
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Hotel Britannia's Feather Beds
Byline: Dan Atkinson WHEN covering events in Washington, such as this month's annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, it is Financial Mail's custom to stay in one particular old-world establishment. With apologies to the several real-life...
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Hot Stuff from the Cold War; STAR QUALITY: A Scene from Kubrick's 1968 Film 2001: A Space Odyssey FLYING ALONG: A Messerschmitt Kabinenroller KR200 Car Created by German Engineer Fritz Fend in 1955
Byline: Philip Hensher For 45 years from 1945, the great blocs of West and East stared at each other over a nuclear abyss - the Cold War. Politically, it seemed like an absolute stalemate, in which nothing would ever change. Political situations...
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Howard and Hughes in Full Flight to Make Point
Byline: Richard Bott OLDHAM 1LEICESTER 1 LEE HUGHES and Steven Howard are a couple of centre forwards from the old school who are not afraid to put themselves about. And between them they livened up this League One promotion contest which was...
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Howard and Hughes in Full Flight to Make Point
Byline: Richard Bott OLDHAM 1 Whitaker (69) LEICESTER 1 Howard (54) LEE HUGHES and Steven Howard are a couple of centre forwards from the old school who are not afraid to put themselves about. And between them they livened up this topof-the-table...
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How Breathing Can Make You Stressed
Byline: Carole Caplin Breathing is one of the first functions of the body to be adversely affected by stress and which, in turn, can cause a domino reaction of stress-related problems throughout the rest of the body. In the 26 years I have been...
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How Do You Solve a Problem like Eurovision? Call Up Lloyd Webber to Write Our Song; I'LL DO EVERYTHING: Andrew Lloyd Webber Is to Write Britain's Entry and Help Choose the Singer. Left: Pop Duo Jemini Received 'Nul Points' in 2003
Byline: Polly Dunbar FOR the past few years, Britain's Eurovision contestants have suffered one humiliating defeat after another. But yesterday Britain launched its most determined ever effort to win - by drafting in Andrew Lloyd Webber to write...
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How Sick!
Byline: Jo Macfarlane GPs are to be paid cash bonuses in return for not sending patients to hospital, raising concerns that financial gain will be put before patients' needs. Doctors' practices stand to earn thousands of pounds extra under the...
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How Team Lewis Have Proved to Be Fit for a Champion; ADVICE: Dr Aki Hintsa Is Close to Hamilton DONT BACK OFF: Lewis with Father Anthony
Byline: Malcolm Folley JUST a week ago, Lewis Hamilton was so despondent at throwing rival Felipe Massa a championship lifeline at the Japanese Grand Prix with an elementary mistake that he had to be persuaded by his father from making a rapid exit...
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How Team Lewis Have Proved to Be Fit for the Purpose
Byline: Malcolm Folley JUST a week ago, Lewis Hamilton was so despondent at throwing rival Felipe Massa a championship lifeline at the Japanese Grand Prix with an elementary mistake that he had to be persuaded by his father from making a rapid exit...
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Huge Rise in Dementia to Create ?3Bn Health Crisis
Byline: Jane Simpson SCOTLAND is facing a ?3 billion OAP health crisis, with an explosion of brain disease set to cripple health services. Dr Alan Hughes, a consultant geriatric psychiatrist, warned the country's ageing population will suffer...
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Humble Mushroom Hailed as a Superfood
Byline: Angela Epstein Mushrooms are easy to overlook in the so-called rainbow colours we are advised to eat to get a full range of nutritional benefits from fruit and veg. But research increasingly reveals why they are now qualified to join the...
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If Rock Is the Future We May Long for the Past
Byline: Jeff Prestridge THOUGH the Government has promised a new consumerfriendly era for banking customers in the wake of its multi-billion bail-out of the banking sector, the portents are not good, judging by the behaviour of the nationalised...
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I'm Not Here to Make Friends, I'm Here to Win the World Title; CLOSING IN: Hamilton Captures Pole Position, Gives a Smile of Satisfaction and Shakes Hands with Third-Place Felipe Massa
Byline: Chris Power LEWIS HAMILTON promises to give his pit- lane critics even more reason to complain this morning as he drives for the Formula One world championship in Shanghai. The British driver has shrugged off taunts from fellow drivers,...
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I'm So Afraid of What Might Happen When I Go to Sleep; OWL: Natalie, Right, and above on One Her Evenings out Clubbing with Pal Prince Harry Andre Lipanov in TV's Dancing on Ice
Byline: NATALIE PINKHAM One night she really believed she was a suicide bomber...on another she was one step from drowning. The TV presenter and friend of Prince Harry reveals her lifetime of terrifying sleepwalking My mother still doesn't...
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I'm Strictly Locked into a Camden Life; THE RIGHT MOVE: Craig Has Lived in Camden for the Past 16 Years
Byline: Eve McGowan Iwent to school in Fareham near Portsmouth because my father was in the Navy and my family lived in the UK for two years before returning to Australia. I came back to Britain at 23 and I've stayed ever since. My first memory...
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In Living Hell of My Forced Marriage, I Feared I'd Be Killed by a Husband Who Was Supposed to Love Me; PAIN AND TERROR: 'Nisha', with Her Four-Month-Old Daughter BRUTAL BEATINGS: Muhammad Rashad, Found Guilty of Attempted Murder BAN PLEA: Bashir Ahmad, MSP
Byline: Tristan Stewart-Robertson A YOUNG mother held prisoner and almost killed by the husband she was made to marry has spoken of her hell in a chilling account that is set to strengthen bids to outlaw forced marriages in Scotland. The 20-year-old,...
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Insurers Feeling Heat as the City Acts over Fears
Byline: Simon Watkins CRITICS of the financial system in recent months have highlighted the tendency for the market to move from one disaster victim to another like a pack of dogs seeking a new target. There is an element of truth in this, but...
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Ireland Ace Puts Wasps to the Sword; HEAD START: Shane Horgan Hangs on to Wasps' Riki Flutey
Byline: Malcolm Folley Leinster 41 Wasps 1 WASPS were humiliated in the Heineken Cup here at the Royal Dublin Showground as Leinster went on a six-try rampage in a match that Wasps will want to forget. Defensively, Wasps were a shambles when...
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Island Spotting among the 1001 Dalmatians; GRANDEUR: Enter Korcula and You Think You Could Be in Venice CRUISE CONTROL: Sarah beside the Andeo's Wheel. Her Voyage Included a Stop on the Island of Korcula, Above
Byline: Sarah Lucas SIPAN is appealing. It is one of more than 1,000 little islands off Croatia's Dalmatian coast between Split in the north and Dubrovnik down south. It's not just the clear turquoise water, olive groves, fresh fish restaurants...
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I Still Rely on Equities for a Rainy Day; LONG VIEW: Bridget Quirke Has Faith in Shares
Byline: RICHARD DYSON THERE are some frightening precedents of equity markets remaining subdued for long periods or fluctuating so wildly that long-term gains are wiped out in a few days. At two points in 1966 and 1981, for example, the Dow Jones...
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I Wanted to Give Judges a Mouthful, Says Heather; FURIOUS: Heather Had to Be Restrained by Partner Brian during the Show
Byline: Polly Dunbar STRICTLY Come Dancing contestant Heather Small has admitted she had to be restrained from launching a verbal attack on the judges after they savaged her performance last week. The M People singer, 43, who describes herself...
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I Won't Be a Flop like Fraudley; MY REAL WORLD: DeGale Back Home in Harlesden
Byline: Peter Higgs OLYMPIC hero James DeGale says that he has what it takes to succeed in boxing's professional ranks and not become a flop like fellow gold medallist Audley Harrison. DeGale is bracing himself for comparisons with the man dubbed...
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Jupiter Shines amid the Gloom
Byline: RICHARD DYSON PHILIP GIBBS was among the fund managers on the way into this crisis, being careful to avoid banks long before they began their crash. But how will he fare in its His ? 690 million Jupiter Financial Opportunities fund has...
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KRIS AT THE CROSSROADS; SPLITTING OPINION: Boyds Decision Has Received a Mixed Reception but the Scotland No2 Warned Earlier This Year in Sportsmail (Inset) That the Striker Must Add a Further Dimension to His Play. His Rangers Assistant Boss McCoist Pictured Promoting the Extension of the Clubs Sponsorship with Coca-Cola (Far Left) Is Equivocal on Boyds Stance
ALREADY criticised for being a one-dimensional performer, Kris Boyd last week settled for having a one-dimensional career. After turning his back on Scotland under George Burley, Boyd banked on Rangers providing the platform for him to parade his scoring...
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Kuyt's Dutch Treat Hard on Zaki; DOUBLE VISION: Zaki Had Cause to Celebrate (Right) after His Second Goal for Wigan (Far Left) but Kuyt's Goals Proved Decisive
Byline: Ian Ridley LIVERPOOL 3 Kuyt (37, 85), Riera (80) WIGAN 2 Zaki (29, 45) LIVERPOOL were missing Fernando Torres, Wigan were without Emile Heskey but there was still plenty of firepower between the sides in a lively, entertaining game. Heskey...
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Lady Chatterley's Garden; NOVEL TWISTS: The Gardens of Teversal Manor Have Been Restored by Owner John Maples. Right: The Old Orchard and, below, the Exotic Garden with Topiary
Byline: MARTYN COX What do you expect to find in the gardens of an 18th Century manor house that was the fictional setting for one of the 20th Century's most notorious and raciest novels? Something pretty thrilling, that's what. Fortunately, Teversal...
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Landi: Itll Be Saints and Livvybattlingforthe Title
Byline: Gerry McWilliams ITALIAN manager Roberto Landi last night hailed Livingston and St Johnston as the best teams in the First Division. Theres a logjam emerging at the top of the table, with four teams separated by a single point. But the...
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