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Articles from May 23, 2008

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Approach Can Prevail in Shoot-Out ; Bolger Will Have His Colt Spot-On for Irish 2,000 Guineas Rematch. by John O'Hara
NEW APPROACH can settle a score with old adversary Henrythenavigator in tomorrow's Boylesports Irish 2,000 Guineas and re-establish himself as the undisputed champion of Europe.These two have met twice before with the score standing at 1-1 and, just...
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Approach Can Prevail in Shoot-Out; Close Call: New Approach (Right) Loses out to Henrythenavigator at Newmarket but Can Gain Revenge at the Curragh
Byline: John O'Hara NEW APPROACH can settle a score with old adversary Henrythenavigator intomorrow's Boylesports Irish 2,000 Guineas and re-establish himself as theundisputed champion of Europe. These two have met twice before with the score...
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Blair's Plane Was Almost Shot Down by Israel Fighters
Byline: ED HARRIS ISRAELI fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept a jet carrying TonyBlair after it failed to identify itself as friendly. It was only after the two warplanes had taken up an attack position that hisaircrew radioed to explain...
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Blair's Plane Was Almost Shot Down by Israel Fighters
ISRAELI fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept a jet carrying Tony Blair after it failed to identify itself as friendly.It was only after the two warplanes had taken up an attack position that his aircrew radioed to explain who they were and who...
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Boris Team; Partnership: The First Deputy Mayor, Tim Parker, at City Hall with His New Boss Yesterday
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS NEW YORK'S mayor, Michael Bloomberg, writes handsomely of Boris Johnsonin this week's Spectator. In voting Boris in at City Hall, Londoners proved more sophisticated than thechattering classes gave them credit for, Mr Bloomberg...
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Boris Team ; the Way the New Mayor Runs London Offers a Blueprint of How a Conservative Government Would Run the Country. with So Much at Stake, the Tories Have Assembled a Business-Savvy Team to Support Boris Johnson. Here, We Give the Inside Story of How the Project Was Put Together
NEW YORK'S mayor, Michael Bloomberg, writes handsomely of Boris Johnson in this week's Spectator.In voting Boris in at City Hall, Londoners proved more sophisticated than the chattering classes gave them credit for, Mr Bloomberg says.It was a neat compliment,...
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Branson Warns of More Misery on Key Rail Line
Byline: DICK MURRAY, ROBERT LEA SIR RICHARD BRANSON today predicted further misery for rail passengerson the West Coast Mainline as the route undergoes a [pounds sterling]8.6 billion upgrade. The chairman of Virgin Group warned that disruption...
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Branson Warns of More Misery on Key Rail Line
SIR RICHARD BRANSON today predicted further misery for rail passengers on the West Coast Mainline as the route undergoes a [pounds]8.6 billion upgrade.The chairman of Virgin Group warned that disruption caused by closures on the London to Scotland line...
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Branson Warns of Rail Route Meltdown; New Line: Virgin Boss Sir Richard Branson Wants a "More Realistic" Upgrade Timetable
Byline: ROBERT LEA SIR Richard Branson has warned that his rail services out of Euston toBirmingham, Manchester and beyond are on the verge of meltdown because ofongoing engineering crises. Reacting to increasing criticism from passengers and...
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Branson Warns of Rail Route Meltdown ; TRANSPORT
SIR Richard Branson has warned that his rail services out of Euston to Birmingham, Manchester and beyond are on the verge of meltdown because of ongoing engineering crises.Reacting to increasing criticism from passengers and business chiefs, who recently...
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Brave Jose Back in the Swing of It ; GOLF
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL'S three-over-par 75 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship should not be seen as representing one more contribution to the carnage caused by a hard and fast Wentworth course.Closer inspection will confirm that appearances...
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Brave Jose Back in the Swing of It; on Course: Jose Maria Olazabal (Left) Is Not Too Far Behind Leader Paul McGinley (above) at Wentworth, While Robert Karlsson (Right) Is in Second Place at Wentworth
Byline: DAVID SMITH JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL'S three-over-par 75 in the first round of the BMWPGA Championship should not be seen as representing one more contribution tothe carnage caused by a hard and fast Wentworth course. Closer inspection will...
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Clubs Should Pay for Policing
WHEN Chelsea residents wanted to hold a street party for pensioners tocommemorate the Queen Mother's 100th birthday, we were told we would have topay for a police presence. Perhaps we should have said we expected the OAPs toriotthen the police would...
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Clubs Should Pay for Policing ; READERS' VIEWS
WHEN Chelsea residents wanted to hold a street party for pensioners to commemorate the Queen Mother's 100th birthday, we were told we would have to pay for a police presence. Perhaps we should have said we expected the OAPs to riot then the police would...
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Coroner: Entire Nimrod F Leet Was Never Airworthy
THE RAF'S fleet of Nimrod reconnaissance planes has "never been airworthy" since the aircraft was brought into service nearly 40 years ago, a coroner said today.The air force was condemned in the inquest verdict on the death of 14 servicemen killed when...
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Coroner: Entire Nimrod F Leet Was Never Airworthy; Damning Verdict: The Coroner Condemned the Nimrod during an Inquest into the Deaths of 14 . Servicemen When Their Aircraft Exploded in Afghanistan
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE RAF'S fleet of Nimrod reconnaissance planes has "never beenairworthy" since the aircraft was brought into service nearly 40 years ago, acoroner said today. The air force was condemned in the inquest verdict on the death...
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CPS Drops Case against Scientology Protest Boy
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT PROSECUTION lawyers have taken just a day to throw out a case against a15-yearold who was facing possible legal action for holding up a placard whichbranded the Church of Scientology a "cult". The Crown Prosecution Service...
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CPS Drops Case against Scientology Protest Boy
PROSECUTION lawyers have taken just a day to throw out a case against a 15-yearold who was facing possible legal action for holding up a placard which branded the Church of Scientology a "cult".The Crown Prosecution Service said it was not in the public...
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Defeat Puts Scores of Labour MPs in Peril
LABOUR MPs went into panic mode today as dozens realised they have joined the election danger list for the first time.The huge 17.6 per cent swing to the Tories would be enough to sweep away 250 of the 350 sitting Labour MPs, if it was repeated in a...
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Defeat Puts Scores of Labour MPs in Peril; under Threat: Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Minister Bill Rammell
Byline: JOE MURPHY LABOUR MPs went into panic mode today as dozens realised they havejoined the election danger list for the first time. The huge 17.6 per cent swing to the Tories would be enough to sweep away 250 ofthe 350 sitting Labour MPs,...
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Derwent Still Sitting Pretty despite Gloom over Rents
Byline: PETER BILL RENTS in the West End could fall by 37% from [pounds sterling]120 to [pounds sterling]75 per squarefoot, according to Morgan Stanley this week. The note from analyst Martin Allen says: "The UK property majors that have thegreatest...
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Derwent Still Sitting Pretty despite Gloom over Rents ; ON PROPERTY
RENTS in the West End could fall by 37% from [pounds]120 to [pounds]75 per square foot, according to Morgan Stanley this week. The note from analyst Martin Allen says: "The UK property majors that have the greatest exposure to central London offices...
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Desire to Shock Overwhelms the Plot ; THEATRE
Piranha Heights Soho . . ..IF PHILIP RIDLEY'S latest was simply the piece of by-numbers psychosis it threatens to turn into, it would be tedious but largely palatable. It becomes, however, one of the most gratuitously unpleasant works in months, where...
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Does London Need a Bigger Heathrow? Inadequate: Journalist Julian O'Halloran Said BAA Did Not Plan the T Opening Well Enough Attacked: Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, Pictured with the Evening Standards Anne McElvoy and Author George Monbiot, Came under Fire from Angry Londoners
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER RUTH KELLY has come under fire over the expansion of Heathrow and beenaccused of "extreme moral cowardice" over the controversial plans. The Transport Secretary was slammed by angry Londoners and panellists at...
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Does London Need a Bigger Heathrow? ; Ruth Kelly Called a 'Coward' over Third Runway Plans at Heated Standard debateINFLUENTIALS DEBATE EVENING STANDARD
RUTH KELLY has come under fire over the expansion of Heathrow and been accused of "extreme moral cowardice" over the controversial plans.The Transport Secretary was slammed by angry Londoners and panellists at last night's Evening Standard debate on...
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Eastern Promise; A Bizarre Duality of Life: There Are Street Markets Next to Skyscrapers in Mumbai Mumbai Man: Duncan McCredie, Pictured in the Indian Port City
Byline: RICHARD ORANGE ONE BY ONE, the new arrivals introduce themselves and then, nervouslyclutching the stems of their wineglasses, begin to mingle around the top-floorthe Oberoi Hotel, high above the circular sweep of Mumbai's central bay. ...
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Eastern Promise ; as the Credit Crunch Puts the Squeeze on the City, Hotshots Are Saying Goodbye to London and Hello to the New Global Powers of Mumbai, Dubai or ShanghaiANALYSIS
ONE BY ONE, the new arrivals introduce themselves and then, nervously clutching the stems of their wineglasses, begin to mingle around the top-floor the Oberoi Hotel, high above the circular sweep of Mumbai's central bay.It's been six months since the...
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Farewell to Glam Cannes
Byline: VALENTINE LOW In the bag: Madonna helps Sharon Stone at the AmfAR charity auction; also at the event were Sam Riley and Alexandra Maria Lara; David Furnish and Dennis Hopper. Sir Elton John and a friend on a yacht in CannesCannes can: Natalie...
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Fergie Sets Sights on Doing It Again; Honour: The Team Arrive Home ( Left), Fergie ( above) with the 1 E E FA Cup - His First Trophy at United - and Fellow Euro Winners Brian Clough and Bob Paisley Lifting Experience: Sir Alex Ferguson Shows the Trophy to the Fans in Moscow after the Penalty Shoot-Out Win over Chelsea but He Doesn't Allow Himself to Wallow in Success
Byline: IAN CHADBAND MOSCOW 2008 has already disappeared, locked somewhere in the endless andpriceless memory bank of Sir Alex Ferguson. As soon as Edwin Van der Sar foundhimself besieged and engulfed by his teammates in the Luzhniki Stadiumfollowing...
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Fergie Sets Sights on Doing It Again ; Ian Chadband on How the Greatest Manager in the World Is Planning Next Season before His Achievements in Moscow Have Even Sunk In
MOSCOW 2008 has already disappeared, locked somewhere in the endless and priceless memory bank of Sir Alex Ferguson. As soon as Edwin Van der Sar found himself besieged and engulfed by his teammates in the Luzhniki Stadium following his Champions League-...
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Ford Encounter of a Robust Kind; Looks Can Be Deceiving: The New C-Max May Look Rather Dinky but It Has an Impressive Engine and Reassuring Suspension
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL THE last time I drove a new Ford it was the first of the Mondeos. Following the London-Sydney Marathon in 1993, too many of its attachments fellaway, and I last saw it, suspension ravaged by the roads of eastern Turkey,ditched...
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Ford Encounter of a Robust Kind ; ROAD TEST FORD C-MAX 2.0 TDCi TITANIUM
THE last time I drove a new Ford it was the first of the Mondeos.Following the London-Sydney Marathon in 1993, too many of its attachments fell away, and I last saw it, suspension ravaged by the roads of eastern Turkey, ditched and deserted.The current...
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Forget House Prices, It's Oil That Will Sink Gordon; Pump Action: Though the Government Itself Is Not Responsible for Rising Petrol Prices, the Effect Is Similar to a Massive Tax Increase
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE soaring cost of oil may not be the Prime Minister's fault but thereis something about Gordon Brown that makes you want to blame him for it anywayas the voters in Crewe and Nantwich effectively did yesterday, on the day...
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Forget House Prices, It's Oil That Will Sink Gordon ; the By-Election Defeat in Crewe Reflects the PM's Deep Unpopularity. but the Economic Woes Now Afflicting Him Will Worsen as Commodity Prices Continue to Rise
THE soaring cost of oil may not be the Prime Minister's fault but there is something about Gordon Brown that makes you want to blame him for it anyway as the voters in Crewe and Nantwich effectively did yesterday, on the day that US light crude reached...
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Frank's Still Got the Drive as He Reaches Milestone ; FORMULA ONE
SO far as Sir Frank Williams is concerned, this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix is just another race.Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the result of a car accident 22 years ago, he has been undertaking a familiar routine of fussing over his drivers,...
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Frank's Still Got the Drive as He Reaches Milestone; Winning Formula: Frank Williams
Byline: DAVID SMITH SO far as Sir Frank Williams is concerned, this weekend's Monaco GrandPrix is just another race. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the result of a car accident 22 yearsago, he has been undertaking a familiar routine...
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GORDON, THE PARTYS OVER; Handover: Conservative Leader David Cameron Celebrates the Switch of Power in Crewe with Tory Victor Edward Timpson Hanging on by His Fingernails: Gordon Brown Visiting a Hospital Today
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWNS leadership wasonprobation today amid charges he had turned Labour into the new Nasty Party. Labour MPs blamed the Prime Minister for a historic defeat at the hands ofDavid Camerons Conservatives...
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GORDON, THE PARTYS OVER ; - PMs Leadership in Doubt after Poll Disaster at Crewe - Tories Celebrate First By-Election Win for 26 Years
GORDON BROWNS leadership was on probation today amid charges he had turned Labour into the new Nasty Party.Labour MPs blamed the Prime Minister for a historic defeat at the hands of David Camerons Conservatives in the Crewe and Nantwich by- election.A...
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Gruesome and Gripping ; BANK HOLIDAY TELEVISION
KISS OF DEATH 9PM MONDAY, BBC1 A man's dismembered body minus the head and hands is found sticking out of the mud in an estuary.Next to it is a mobile phone where the only voice message is the sound of a woman screaming. As savage openings to telly...
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Gruesome and Gripping; Top Cop: Louise Lombard as Chief Investigator Kay Rousseau, Whose Own Back Story Becomes an Integral Part of an Above-Average Serial-Killer Thriller These Are a Few of My Favourite Foods: Actress Jane Horrocks Gives a Taste of Her Life. Right, Terry Wogan Enjoys Hating the Eurovision Song Contest
Byline: CERI THOMAS KISS OF DEATH 9PM MONDAY, BBC1 A man's dismembered bodyminus the head and hands is found sticking out of the mud in an estuary. Next to it is a mobile phone where the only voice message is the sound of awoman screaming. As...
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Guide to the Other C4 Races Tomorrow
Byline: JOHN O'HARA GREEN MANALISHI, who makes his seasonal debut here, is a horse bestfollowed when fresh and this contest looks ideal. Everything appears to be in this course and distance winner's favour as half ofhis 1 wins have been in similar...
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Guide to the Other C4 Races Tomorrow
GREEN MANALISHI, who makes his seasonal debut here, is a horse best followed when fresh and this contest looks ideal.Everything appears to be in this course and distance winner's favour as half of his 1 wins have been in similar fast conditions. Bond...
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Helen's Heart of Darkness ; Actress Dazzles in Ibsen Tale of Murder
FIRST NIGHT Rosmersholm Almeida .HAUNTED by the ghost of a mentally disturbed wife who killed herself, pervaded by a sense of secrecy, sexual guilt and pent-up desire, this Ibsen masterpiece of psychological drama may sound like one of those scarlet...
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Helen's Heart of Darkness; Remarkable: Helen McCrory Pulls out the Emotional Stops as the Companion of the Pastor Johannes Rosmer (Paul Hilton) in the Ibsen Production at the Almeida
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT Rosmersholm Almeida . HAUNTED by the ghost of a mentally disturbed wife who killed herself, pervadedby a sense of secrecy, sexual guilt and pent-up desire, this Ibsen masterpieceof psychological drama may...
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Hello! Is the Perfect Place for Our Royals
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THE Queen has run into flak for appearing in Hello! magazine's photoalbum of the wedding of Peter Phillips and his Canadian girlfriend. An MP saidthe public expected her to rise above such tackiness. "She is the Queen, not afootballer's...
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Hello! Is the Perfect Place for Our Royals
THE Queen has run into flak for appearing in Hello! magazine's photo album of the wedding of Peter Phillips and his Canadian girlfriend. An MP said the public expected her to rise above such tackiness. "She is the Queen, not a footballer's wife." A Palace...
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High Kicks from the Fake Tan Gang ; REVIEW
Never Forget Savoy Theatre . . ..IF IT'S kitsch spectacular you're after, don't even think of the Eurovision Song Contest. This new musical, based around the songs of Take That, will knock forthcoming events in Belgrade into a gold thong. Never before...
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High Kicks from the Fake Tan Gang; Solid Bond: Ash (Dean Chisnall), Jake (Craige Els), Adrian (Tim Driesen), Dirty Harry (Eaton James) and Jose (Stephane Anelli)
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Never Forget Savoy Theatre . . .. IF IT'S kitsch spectacular you're after, don't even think of the EurovisionSong Contest. This new musical, based around the songs of Take That, will knockforthcoming events in Belgrade...
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Inside City Hall ; Row of the Week
QUOTE OF THE DAY 'They just understand this bad man beat daddy' KEN LIVINGSTONE EXPLAINS WHAT HIS CHILDREN THINK OF HIS SUCCESSOR AS MAYOR Boris Johnson v Val Shawcross Ground: Mayor's question time Score: Johnson 1 Shawcross 1BORIS and Labour Assembly...
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It's All Coming Up Roses in the Cadogan Garden ; ON PROPERTY
THE Chelsea Flower Show is not a bad reason to give for ploughing through the history and workings of the Cadogan Estate. After all, the properties are spread richly along the streets surrounding the Royal Hospital, where the ultimate event in the gardening...
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It's All Coming Up Roses in the Cadogan Garden; Profits Growth: Earl Cadogan, with His Wife Dorothy, Has Taken a [Pounds Sterling] Million Dividend
Byline: PETER BILL THE Chelsea Flower Show is not a bad reason to give for ploughingthrough the history and workings of the Cadogan Estate. After all, the properties are spread richly along the streets surrounding theRoyal Hospital, where the...
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It's Hilarious ... until You See the Show; Amusing: The Critic Was Referring to the Fifties Original but This Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre Fell "Flat"
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THEATRE owners who use misleading quotations from critics to promoteplays and musicals risk up to two years in prison from next week. EU laws will make it a criminal offence to hoodwink potential audiences withcarefully...
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It's Hilarious ... until You See the Show ; ... Theatre Owners Face Jail If They Edit Critics to Mislead Audience
THEATRE owners who use misleading quotations from critics to promote plays and musicals risk up to two years in prison from next week.EU laws will make it a criminal offence to hoodwink potential audiences with carefully selected out-of-context quotes...
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Jimmy Cliff Still Has More Rivers to Cross; No Sitting in Limbo: Jimmy Cliff Hopes to Reprise His Character for a Sequel to the Harder They Come
Byline: DAVID SMYTH WHEN a musician finds out that a musical featuring their songs is in theworks, the sensible thing is to follow Take That and David Bowie and disown itas quickly as possible. Veteran reggae star Jimmy Cliff has other ideas....
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Jimmy Cliff Still Has More Rivers to Cross ; with the Harder They Come Transferring to the West End, the Reggae Veteran Hopes the Musical Will Reignite His Film careerOFF THE RECORD
WHEN a musician finds out that a musical featuring their songs is in the works, the sensible thing is to follow Take That and David Bowie and disown it as quickly as possible.Veteran reggae star Jimmy Cliff has other ideas. His tunes from the classic...
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KISS OF DEATH FOR GORDON; Blue Dawn: Conservative Candidate Edward Timpson Is Congratulated by Wife Julia after His 7,800- Vote Victory at Crewe Victory Parade: Edward Timpson and His Wife Julia after the Historic By-Election at Crewe and Nantwich Early Today Where a Dramatic Swing of 17.6 per Cent Saw the Conservatives Destroy a Labour Majority of 7,000 Defeat:Labour Candidate Tamsin Dunwoody ?Delight: David Cameron Today
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN'S future leadership was being questioned by Labour MPstoday after a historic by-election defeat at the hands of the Tories. Backbencher Lynne Jones said "change at the top" would have to be considered...
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KISS OF DEATH FOR GORDON ; PM's Leadership in Doubt after Poll Disaster at CreweTories Celebrate First By-Election Win for 26 Years
GORDON BROWN'S future leadership was being questioned by Labour MPs today after a historic by-election defeat at the hands of the Tories.Backbencher Lynne Jones said "change at the top" would have to be considered if the party kept on losing while Left-wing...
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Kiwis Left Bloodied as Englands Bowlers Seize the Initiative ; Hitting Back: Ryan Sidebottom Celebrates (Left) after Winning an Lbw Appeal against James Marshall, Daniel Flynn Is Bloodied (above) by a Short Ball from Jimmy Anderson and Players and Umpires Look for the Kiwis Missing Front Tooth (Below)
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND were back on a roll at their favourite ground today, bidding totake control of the npower Second Test despite a strong start by New Zealand.Butafterwinningfourof theirpast fivematcheshere,MichaelVaughans men had to bide...
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Kiwis Left Bloodied as Englands Bowlers Seize the Initiative ; Sidebottom Makes Breakthrough before Fiery Spell by Anderson Puts Tourists on the Back Foot. David Lloyd Reports from Old Trafford
ENGLAND were back on a roll at their favourite ground today, bidding to take control of the npower Second Test despite a strong start by New Zealand. But after winning four of their past five matches here, Michael Vaughans men had to bide their...
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Labour Is ' the Nasty Party Now' after Negative Campaign
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL LEFT-WINGERS today accused the Government of disgracing itself withpoisonous far-Right tactics in the Crewe by-election. Gordon Brown found himself caught in an attack from the Left and also fromDavid Cameron who branded...
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Labour Is ' the Nasty Party Now' after Negative Campaign
LEFT-WINGERS today accused the Government of disgracing itself with poisonous far-Right tactics in the Crewe by-election.Gordon Brown found himself caught in an attack from the Left and also from David Cameron who branded the Labour campaign as "xenophobic...
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Landlord Is Fined [Pounds]20,000 after Faulty Boiler Kills Girl Aged Six ; Parents: Nicolas and Nathalie Giauque at Court todaySafety Breach: Hussein JajbhayPoisoned: Elisabeth Giauque
THE director of a property company was fined [pounds]20,000 today because a faulty boiler caused the death of a six-year-old girl.Elisabeth Giauque was found to have 20 times the normal level of carbon monoxide in her blood after she died.She collapsed...
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Landlord Is Fined [Pounds Sterling]20,000 after Faulty Boiler Kills Girl Aged Six
THE director of a property company was fined [pounds sterling]20,000 today because afaulty boiler caused the death of a six-year-old girl. Elisabeth Giauque was found to have 20 times the normal level of carbonmonoxide in her blood after she died....
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Luke Bids to End His Long Wait ; GOLF
LUKE DONALD'S quest to end a two-year victory drought received a timely boost today when the Ryder Cup star mounted a charge up the leaderboard of the [pounds]3.6million BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.Donald's last title success came at the Honda...
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Luke Bids to End His Long Wait; Hit and Miss: Luke Donald Made a Flying Start at Wentworth but Justin Rose (above) Struggled and Lee Westwood (below) Was Forced to Pull Out
Byline: DAVID SMITH LUKE DONALD'S quest to end a two-year victory drought received a timelyboost today when the Ryder Cup star mounted a charge up the leaderboard of the[pounds sterling]3.6million BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Donald's last...
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More Economic Gloom as Growth Falters and High-Street Sales Slump
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, HUGO DUNCAN THE Government was assailed by fresh setbacks on all fronts of theeconomy today. A barrage of gloomy statistics showed growth is stuttering and companies inproperty, retail and aviation expect increasing difficulties....
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More Economic Gloom as Growth Falters and High-Street Sales Slump
THE Government was assailed by fresh setbacks on all fronts of the economy today.A barrage of gloomy statistics showed growth is stuttering and companies in property, retail and aviation expect increasing difficulties.The bad news comes a day after a...
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MPs Give Brown One Year to Save His Job
Byline: JOE MURPHY AN increasing number of Labour MPs say Gordon Brown has just over a yearto save his premiership. Backbenchers fear that Labour is becoming so damaged that it could be out ofpower for 10 or 15 years unless urgent changes are...
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MPs Give Brown One Year to Save His Job
AN increasing number of Labour MPs say Gordon Brown has just over a year to save his premiership.Backbenchers fear that Labour is becoming so damaged that it could be out of power for 10 or 15 years unless urgent changes are made before the next general...
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My Stomach Is Full but My Mind Is Still Empty
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL THINGS have to be just so if I am to write. It must be early morning andI must be in my dressing-gowna dowdy, soft old thing of greenish-black or blackish green to which tenthousand dog hairs cling. I am unshowered and unshaven....
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My Stomach Is Full but My Mind Is Still Empty ; THE LIFE OF BRIAN
THINGS have to be just so if I am to write. It must be early morning and I must be in my dressing-gown a dowdy, soft old thing of greenish-black or blackish green to which ten thousand dog hairs cling. I am unshowered and unshaven. The wad of paper...
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Naomi to Be Charged over 'Rage' at Lost Luggage
SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell is to be charged over an alleged air rage incident over lost luggage at Heathrow last month, the Standard can reveal.The prosecution follows a row which led to the star being hauled off a BA plane in handcuffs after staff told...
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Naomi to Be Charged over 'Rage' at Lost Luggage; Outburst: Naomi Campbell at Heathrow after Being Taken off a Plane in Handcuffs
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell is to be charged over an alleged air rageincident over lost luggage at Heathrow last month, the Standard can reveal. The prosecution follows a row which led to the star being hauled off a BA planein...
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New Fears for Economy as Oil Prices Soar and High Street Sales Slump
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, ROBERT LEA CONCERN mounted over the state of the economy today as the Governmentwas hit with more bad news on a series of fronts. Companies in the housing and retail sectors warned of growing problems and theprice of oil...
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New Fears for Economy as Oil Prices Soar and High Street Sales Slump
CONCERN mounted over the state of the economy today as the Government was hit with more bad news on a series of fronts.Companies in the housing and retail sectors warned of growing problems and the price of oil showed no sign of falling in the near future.Chancellor...
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Nic: I Didn't Want to Take a Penalty; Shoot Me Down: Nicolas Anelka Shows His Agony after His Penalty Miss Handed the Champions League Trophy to Manchester United
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON NICOLAS ANELKA today revealed he refused to be one of Chelsea's firstfive penalty-takers in Moscow because he was not properly warmed up. The Frenchman also launched a furious attack on the club's management forfailing...
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Nic: I Didn't Want to Take a Penalty; Spot-Kick Agony: Nicolas Anelka
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON NICOLAS ANELKA today revealed he refused to be one of Chelsea's firstfive penalty-takers in Moscow because he was not properly warmed up. TheFrenchman also launched a furious attack on the club's management for failingto play...
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No, It's Not Banksy. (1) Paint Job: Putting Finishing Touches to Os Gemeos's Trademark Yellow Figure (2) Towering Presence: Works by (Left to Right) Sixeart, JR and Faile on Tate Modern's Exterior (3) Wall Game: Nunca's Contribution to the Tate's Street Art Exhibition (Top) and Leake Street, SE1, Site of Banksy's Recent Can Festival (Above)
Byline: BEN LEWIS ON THE wow-o-meter it scores 11, but it barely registers a blip on myart critic's cardiogram. In other words, it's fun but dumb. The exterior wallsof Tate Modern have been covered with six towering works of Street Art, allaround...
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No, It's Not Banksy. ; Wicked! Street Art Is Now a Big Enough Phenomenon to Warrant a Spectacular Exhibition All over the Walls of Tate Modern - but Why Isn't Britain's Biggest Exponent involved?EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK
ON THE wow-o-meter it scores 11, but it barely registers a blip on my art critic's cardiogram. In other words, it's fun but dumb. The exterior walls of Tate Modern have been covered with six towering works of Street Art, all around 15 metres high. Each...
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No Mid-Term Wobble, This Is an Earthquake
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE most important consequence of the scale of the by-election defeat isthat the doubts over Mr Brown's leadership which have preoccupied the innercounsels of the Labour Party are set to become explicit. This was not a mid-term...
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No Mid-Term Wobble, This Is an Earthquake
THE most important consequence of the scale of the by-election defeat is that the doubts over Mr Brown's leadership which have preoccupied the inner counsels of the Labour Party are set to become explicit.This was not a mid-term wobble: it was a political...
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Photographs? Look Carefully ... They're Paintings; Lifelike: Jason Brooks's Portraits of, from Left, Cancer Scientist Sir Paul Nurse, Formula 1 Driver Jenson Button and Tattoo Artist Zoe Windle
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS A TATTOO artist from Essex is the subject of a 9ft by 7ft portrait beingunveiled at the National Portrait Gallery today. Zoe Windle, 35, was painted in her bra by celebrated realist artist JasonBrooks, whose paintings are...
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Photographs? Look Carefully ... They're Paintings ; Stunning New Works by Realist Artist Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery
A TATTOO artist from Essex is the subject of a 9ft by 7ft portrait being unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery today.Zoe Windle, 35, was painted in her bra by celebrated realist artist Jason Brooks, whose paintings are so lifelike that they resemble...
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Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS MY FAMILY 9.30 pm, BBC1 FIVE million people watch this sitcom everyweek. FIVE MILLION! Why? It's not just old-fashioned, it's old fashionedrubbish. The final episode of this seriesand there will surely be another onesees Ben...
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Pick of the Night
MY FAMILY 9.30 pm, BBC1 FIVE million people watch this sitcom every week. FIVE MILLION! Why? It's not just old-fashioned, it's old fashioned rubbish.The final episode of this series and there will surely be another one sees Ben (Robert Lindsay, pictured)...
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Plant's Exotic Flowering; Beauty and the Beast: The Odd but Fascinating Pairing of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
Byline: PETE CLARK Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Wembley Arena . ROBERT Plant took the stage with his latest collaborator Alison Krauss. Thecontrast between them was so extreme as to be almost shocking. Plant has still not troubled the barber...
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Plant's Exotic Flowering ; POP
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Wembley Arena .ROBERT Plant took the stage with his latest collaborator Alison Krauss. The contrast between them was so extreme as to be almost shocking.Plant has still not troubled the barber shop after all these years,...
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PM's Economic and Political Hurdles Continue to Mount
GORDON BROWN today faces a daunting landscape of hurdles ahead as he seeks to rescue his stricken leadership.The Prime Minister is battling to avoid a potentially hugely damaging defeat over his plans to allow police to detain terror suspects for up...
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PM's Economic and Political Hurdles Continue to Mount; Battling: Gordon Brown Faces More Challenges to His Authority over - Day Detentions, Embryology Legislation and the Economy
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN today faces a daunting landscape of hurdles ahead as heseeks to rescue his stricken leadership. The Prime Minister is battling to avoid a potentially hugely damaging defeatover his plans to allow police to...
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Property Boss Pleads Guilty over Carbon Monoxide Death of Girl, 6
THE director of a property company is facing a huge fine today after a six-yearold girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler.Elisabeth Giauque was found to have 20 times the normal level of the deadly gas in her blood.She collapsed...
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Property Boss Pleads Guilty over Carbon Monoxide Death of Girl, 6; Tragedy: Elisabeth Giauque Was Poisoned by a Faulty Gas Boiler
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA THE director of a property company is facing a huge fine today after asix-yearold girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler. Elisabeth Giauque was found to have 20 times the normal level of the deadly...
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Public Funded Kitchens for Gordon and Tony
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JOE MURPHY TAXPAYERS paid out thousands of pounds to fund new kitchens for GordonBrown and Tony Blair, it emerged today. Accounts released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that in 2006 TonyBlair was claiming...
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Public Funded Kitchens for Gordon and Tony
TAXPAYERS paid out thousands of pounds to fund new kitchens for Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, it emerged today.Accounts released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that in 2006 Tony Blair was claiming interest payments of [pounds]15,000 a ...
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Question of Trust and Confidence
PERHAPS the only source of consolation for Gordon Brown of his Crewe andNantwich by-election defeat is that expectations were already very low. The 49 per cent vote share for the Conservatives is a terrible result forLabour, and will have national...
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Question of Trust and Confidence
PERHAPS the only source of consolation for Gordon Brown of his Crewe and Nantwich by-election defeat is that expectations were already very low.The 49 per cent vote share for the Conservatives is a terrible result for Labour, and will have national repercussions.The...
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Radcliffe Ready for 'Mission Impossible'
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD PAULA RADCLIFFE was on the way to her French training base today tobegin her bid to defy medical opinion and win Olympic gold. Radcliffe, who was thought to be suffering from a hip injury, has been toldthat her problem is...
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Radcliffe Ready for 'Mission Impossible' ; ATHLETICS
PAULA RADCLIFFE was on the way to her French training base today to begin her bid to defy medical opinion and win Olympic gold.Radcliffe, who was thought to be suffering from a hip injury, has been told that her problem is a low-grade stress fracture...
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Sainsbury's Gains as ABN Makes a Buy Call
Byline: MICKEY CLARK JUST a day after a single institutional shareholder appeared to dump 33million shares in J Sainsbury, City big-hitter ABN Amro has decided to raiseits rating on the UK's third-biggest supermarkets chain from hold to buy. ...
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Sainsbury's Gains as ABN Makes a Buy Call ; MARKET ROUND-UP
JUST a day after a single institutional shareholder appeared to dump 33 million shares in J Sainsbury, City big-hitter ABN Amro has decided to raise its rating on the UK's third-biggest supermarkets chain from hold to buy.It has also set a new target...
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SHAPE UP OR GO, GORDON; (1) Handover: Conservative Leader David Cameron Celebrates the Switch of Power in Crewe with Tory Victor Edward Timpson (2) Hanging on by His Fingernails: Gordon Brown Visiting a Hospital Today
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL SENIOR Cabinet ministers were this afternoon being pressed to tellGordon Brown to raise his game or resign. Labour MPs asked for a delegation of "men in grey suits" in the wake of astunning defeat in the Crewe...
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