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Articles from March 4, 2008

A Child's Best Friend Is a Pushy Parent
Byline: CATHERINE OSTLER TODAY more than half a million children receive the outcome of theirsecondary school applications. New rules have been introduced and some areas are even deciding by lottery, tostop middleclass parents "talking their...
Appeal to Get First-Choice Secondary, Say Ministers
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES THE government is urging parents who do not like the secondary schoolthey have been offered to appeal. Around 560,000 children across the country, including thousands in London, findout today if they have been successful...
Ballack Fears Axe; Fall Guy: The In-Form Michael Ballack
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS AVRAM GRANT is considering a major selection gamble by dropping in-formMichael Ballack for Chelsea's Champions League clash with Olympiacos tomorrow. The German has been inspirational since returning from injury in December,...
Balshaw's Ditched as Danny Gets Call; Hard Going: Iain Balshaw Makes a Rare Break for England in the Defeat against Wales at Twickenham Last Month and Now Faces the Axe
Byline: CHRIS JONES BRIAN ASHTON ditched Iain Balshaw for Danny Cipriani at full-back todaywhen he named his starting XV for Saturday's Calcutta Cup match with Scotland. The Wasps fly-half will make his first start for England in the match atMurrayfield...
BBC Claims Jasper Failed to Declare Foreign Travel on U.S. Trip ; Globe-Trotting: Lee Jasper, Pictured with His Wife Jacqueline, Travelled to the US
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN LEE JASPER faces further questions today after a BBC investigation foundthat he had failed to declare extensive foreign travel during a trip to theUnited States and Jamaica. The probe by BBC London showed he spent almost...
Beauty with Strangeness; Unglossed: Maria Pages Is Unlike Super-Slick Flamenco Stars Yet She Has a Direct Appeal and Frank Sexuality
Byline: SARAH FRATER FLAMENCO is one of the few art forms whose performers don't have to beyoung or pretty. They often are, but many are not, and these older, lesspredictably attractive dancers can be more effective. "There is no excellentbeauty...
Best Advice and Broken Promises
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE chairman of one of our biggest insurance companies told me the otherday that if Chancellor Alistair Darling goes ahead with his planned changes tocapital gains tax in next week's Budget, his company will have to write...
Black's Last Loud Protest: A Terrible Thing to Be Falsely Accused; Unrepentant: Conrad Black Clasps Wife Barbara Amiel's Hand as He Is Driven to the Federal Correctional Complex in Central Florida
Byline: VALENTINE LOW CONRAD BLACK said he would not go quietlyand he was as good as his word. As the disgraced peer and media tycoon began his six-and-a-half-year prisonsentence, he made one final loud, long and indignant protestation of innocencebefore...
Bono - Up Close and Horrible; Unworthy Subject: The Photography Is Impressive but That Is Not Reason Enough to Don - D Specs and Watch Bono's Latest Marketing Ploy
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN U23D Selected cinemas I HATE Bono. Preening twerp. The very act of entering the cinema and donningthe 3-D specs to watch him and his band prance through their latest marketingploy made me want to spoon my eyes out in protest....
Cipriani's Ready to Edge out Balshaw; Hard Going: Iain Balshaw Makes a Rare Break for England in the Defeat against Wales at Twickenham Last Month and Now Faces the Axe
Byline: Chris Jones DANNY CIPRIANI looks set to replace Iain Balshaw at full-back today whenBrian Ashton names his starting XV for Saturday's Calcutta Cup match withScotland. The Wasps fly-half will make his first start for England in the match...
Cipriani Wins the Call over Balshaw; Young Guns: Danny Cipriani Will Start at No1 against Scotland While Tom Croft (below) Has Replaced the Injured James Haskell
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN ASHTON today finally bowed to mounting pressure and drafted DannyCipriani into the England full-back role as one of three key changes forSaturday's clash with Scotland. The 20-year-old London Wasps flyhalf is preferred...
Clinton's Attacks Put Obama on Back Foot
Byline: DAVID COHEN (1)Star backing: Chelsea Clinton applauds her mother at a campaign stop in Houston supported by Cheers star Ted Danson and his wife, actress Mary Steenburgen. Across the city at a convention centre, Barack Obama gets an onstage...
Easy Ride for the Drinks Lobby
ANY CREDIT the Government might have been expecting from today's reviewof the two-year-old changes to the licensing laws, published by CultureSecretary Andy Burnham today, has been wiped out by accusations of spin.Ministers are claiming that overall...
Estate Agents F Lag Up Exodus by Non-Doms; Ripple: Prices May Fall in Upmarket Addresses Such as Eaton Square, above, and Then across London, Warns Chesterton's Bartlett
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN ESTATE agents today warned of a potential flood of wealthy foreignersselling their central London properties and quitting the country ahead of theGovernment's controversial "nondom" tax proposals. The capital's most upmarket...
Family Vigil at Bedside of Newsreader Carol Barnes; Carol Barnes with Daughter Clare, Who Died Aged 28 in a Sky- Diving Accident in Australia in 2006 Tragedy: Carol Barnes with Daughter Clare, Who Died Aged ?? in a Sky-Diving Accident in Australia in 2004
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ FORMER ITN newsreader Carol Barnes is fighting for life after sufferinga stroke. Friends and family of the 63-year-old were at her bedside at the Royal SussexCounty Hospital in Brighton, where she was taken after collapsing...
FEELGOOD FACTOR; Smart Move: Sharps' Manager Paul Dos Reis Gives Nick Cave a Flattering Haircut
Byline: Nick Cave What is it? A proper gentleman's shave and haircut at the new SharpsBarber Shop in West End. What does it claim? To offer traditional men's grooming in a modern spacecreated for the manabout-town. Sharps offers everything from...
Ferguson: Carlos Has the Cantona Touch
SIR ALEX FERGUSON today paid Carlos Tevez a huge compliment by likeninghis striker to Manchester United great Eric Cantona. Tevez has grown in stature at Old Trafford after his arrival from West Ham lastsummer. The 24-year-old has already scored...
Five Best Films
FIVE BEST FILMS Away From Her Cert 1 A, 1 mins A reissue for Sarah Polley's subtle, low-budgetCanadian drama, starring Oscar-nominated Julie Christie. The Bank Job Cert 1 , 111 mins A very British thriller, poorly made but with aplot to make...
Flamini's Not Worried about Threat from Milan
Byline: IAN CHADBAND MATHIEU FLAMINI has warned AC Milan that Arsenal will have no "fear"tonight as they aim to become the first English team to win in the San Siroagainst the Rossineri. The last-16 Champions League tie is delicately poised after...
Football Needs Tough Tacklers in Order to Maintain Its Identity; First Again: Standard Sport Leads the Way Yesterday with Milan Star Kaka's over Bad Tackling
Byline: MICHAEL HART AT THE risk of incurring the wrath of health and safety enthusiastseverywhere I have to say that tackling has always been an essential part of thefootball spectacle and, hopefully, will remain so. Many of the physical excesses...
'General' Jasper's Torrid Emails to His 'Sexy Kazzi' - of Course We Know Lee
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN (1) Sexually charged emails: aide Lee jasper (2) Happily Married: Karen Chouhan, second from right, and her family celebtrate winning first prize in the Nintendo Big Brain Acdemy National finals and below, two of the emails...
G-Wiz's New Safety Drive; Better Shape: The New-Look G-Wiz, Left, Has Extra Safety Features and More Power after Its Forerunner, Right, Failed to Impress in a Test Crash
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE makers of London's top-selling electric car today unveiled a newversion in an attempt to overcome fears about its safety. Sales of the G-Wiz stalled last year after it was heavily damaged in a testcrash. Experts...
Hastings Tells Scotland to Add Guile to Backs' Brawn
Byline: CHRIS JONES SCOTLAND have managed just one try in the Six Nations but former skipperGavin Hastings refuses to blame the team's emphasis on bulking up for themeagre return from their misfiring backs. Defeats by France (27-6), Wales (30-15)...
Hodge Is under Fire for Saying Proms Are Wrong Kind of British; Land of ... Concert-Goers Fly the Flag at the Last Night of the Proms, Which Margaret Hodge, Right, Has Criticised for Its Lack of a Shared Cultural Identity
Byline: JOE MURPHY ARTS minister Margaret Hodge came under fire today after she attackedthe Proms for failing to promote Britishness beyond a narrow audience. In an extraordinary outburst that outraged Gordon Brown, she said the summerconcert...
Hopeful England Need a Jump Start; on the Rise: Warwickshire Wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose Will Make His Test Debut Tonight against New Zealand after England Announced Their Team Much Earlier Than Usual
Byline: David Lloyd ENGLAND went straight on to the front foot here today by announcingtheir team almost 24 hours ahead of the opening Test against New Zealand. After years of keeping the intended XI under wraps until the morning of thegame,...
Hornets Need to Find the Sting in Their Tail; Anger Management: Aidy Boothroyd Is Furious with His Players for Blowing the Lead at Burnley
Byline: DAVID SMITH AIDY BOOTHROYD has warned his Watford players that unless theyrediscover the killer instinct they can forget about securing automaticpromotion back to the Premier League. Three successive draws means Watford take on a resurgent...
It Was Easy to Be an Alcoholic in London; Road to Recovery: Alice King, Who Has Now Been Sober for Three Years, outside Some of Her Former Haunts in Old Compton Street
Byline: Alice King LONDON is an alcoholic's haven, a drunk's delight, especially if youhave money. Twenty-four-hour drinking and the seedy glamour of Soho's bars, restaurants andclubs have addictive appealgetting hammered seems perfectly normal...
Ken to Boost War Chest with [Pounds Sterling]35,000 Art Auction; Astic Support: Works Donated to Ken Livingstone's Fundraising Auction Include Kennard and Phillipps' No Third Runway, Left, Jamie Reid's Up They Rise, Top, and Peter Kalkhof's Russian Icon, Above
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR KEN LIVINGSTONE hopes to raise more than [pounds sterling]35,000 for his re-electioncampaign from an auction of work by high-profile artists. Contemporary painters and sculptors including Banksy, Richard Hamilton, MonaHatoum...
Lampard's Spurred on by Wembley Backlash
Byline: Simon Johnson FRANK LAMPARD today warned that Chelsea will use the nation's delight atthe club's failure in the Carling Cup Final to win the Premier League. Lampard believes all non-Blues fans have taken great joy in Tottenham's victoryover...
Lawyers, Not Chefs, Have Recipe for Crisis Success
Byline: MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB GIVEN the choice, would you rather be a lawyer or a restaurateur? JamesNathan, this year's winner of the fabulously addictive BBC cookery programmeMasterChef, clearly fancies the latter. He gave up a career as a barrister...
Legging It across Town on a Voyage of Discovery
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN FINALLY stirred from winter hibernation, I opted to begin the week bywalking to work. I used to do it all the time when I lived in Shepherd's Bushand this newspaper's Kensington HQ was a mere 40 minutes away. So why not fromStoke...
Master the Credit Crunch with a Degree
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON MORE and more students are considering taking an MBA to ride out anyslowdown or recession resulting from the US credit crunch, according to recentanalysis of attendance at recruitment fairs. Organisers in the US are alreadyreporting...
Ministers 'Hiding Fallout from 24-Hour Drink Laws'
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE Government was today accused of masking the damage caused by bingedrinking in order to justify its 24-hour licensing laws. A review of the Licensing Act claims that round-the-clock drinking has workedwell in most areas....
Murdered Boy's Family Begs Friends: There Must Be No Revenge Killings; Model Son: Ofiyke Nmezu "Never Fought"
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER THE family of a schoolboy killed during a street fight begged hisfriends today not to carry out revenge attacks. Ofiyke Nmezu, 16, died in North Middlesex hospital on Friday having suffered afractured skull in...
Murray Steps It Up to See off Federer; Composed Victory: Andy Murray
Byline: CHRIS JONES WHEN the mood takes him, Andy Murray has the ability to beat anyone inthe world. And he demonstrated a growing maturity with his high-class 6-7, 6-3,6-4 victory over world No1 Roger Federer in the first round of the Dubai Open....
My Father the Porn King and His [Pounds Sterling]650m Legacy
Byline: VALENTINE LOW, SONIA PURNELL (1)Making his own way: Paul Raymond's son Howard with his partner Alex Robson and Tory leader David Cameron(2)Two sides of a Soho baron: Paul Raymond was best known for his revue bars (left) but he was also a...
Non-Doms Getting Ready to Sell Up Say Estate Agents; Unwise Tax: Robert Bartlett, Chief Executive of Chesterton
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, JASON BEATTIE ESTATE agents today warned a flood of wealthy non-doms are preparing tosell up because of the Government's proposals to tax them. London agents told the Standard they have been approached by a large number ofaffluent...
Now for the Big Picture; (1) State of the Art: An Impression of the Proposed New Gallery off Oxford Street (2) Celebrity Backers: Brett Rogers Has Been Talking to Paul McCartney, an Avid Collector of Photography, about Naming One of the New Galleries after His Late Wife Linda
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS LUNCHTIME in Soho, and the Photographers' Gallery is packed. Earneststudents with bulky camera bags stand in front of John Davies's paradoxicallybeautiful English landscapesmonolithic tower blocks, industrial wastelands, urban...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE , pm, ITV1/ ITV A LATE away goal from Carlos Tevezin the first leg just about gives Alex Ferguson (pictured) and his men theupper hand in their game against Lyon on ITV1. At the same time over on ITV...
[Pounds Sterling]1,000 Banksy Taken off Wall by German Now Worth [Pounds Sterling]300,000; Missing Landmark: The Garage Wall in Clerkenwell Road Where the Banksy Image Was before an Anonymous German Paid [Pounds Sterling]1,000 for It. and the Same Patch after the Painting Had Been Removed
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK THIS mural by graffiti artist Banksy had become something of a landmarksince it appeared on an east London garage wall about two years ago. So when the painting, called Old Skool and featuring four pensioners dressed...
[Pounds Sterling]43m Pay-Off for BP's Disgraced Browne; Golden Goodbye: Browne Resigned as Chief Executive Last Year amid a Perjury Scandal
Byline: ROBERT LEA LORD Browne was paid a golden goodbye by BP of more than [pounds sterling]2 millionafter resigning from the oil major amid a perjury scandal last year. The payments to Browne swelled the former chief executive's total leavingpackage...
[Pounds Sterling]5 Toll Plan for Motorways to Heathrow and Gatwick
Byline: JOE MURPHY MOTORISTS face being charged up to [pounds sterling]5 to use a special toll lane to getfrom London to Heathrow or Gatwick. Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly today revealed plans for levies designed totackle congestion hotspots...
Powell Should Not Publish His Memoir So Soon'; What about the Vetting Procedure? Lord Armstrong and Jonathan Powell
FORMER Cabinet Secretary Lord Armstrong is highly critical ofpoliticians, civil servants and government cronies who increasingly rush intoprint with their memoirs long before the official period of discretion is up. Alastair Campbell and David Blunkett...
Premier Dives into the Red and Slashes Payout
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HOVIS-to-Oxo owner Premier Foods slashed its dividend today and warnedthat it faces a tough year as it suffers from soaring raw-materials prices andpays the price of borrowing more than [pounds sterling]2 billion to buy RHM...
Premier Plunges into Red and Slims the Divi
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HOVIS-to-Oxo owner Premier Foods slashed its dividend today and warnedthat it faces a tough year as it suffers from soaring raw-material prices andpays the price of borrowing more than [pounds sterling]2 billion to buy RHM and...
Pure-Voiced and Girlish, the New Maria Lacks Passion
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT The Sound Of Music London Palladium ... NICHOLAS DE JONGH AFTER Connie Fisher, who leapt to instant stardom in the roleof Maria, that would-be nun who wouldn't stop singing, her successor, SummerStrallen,...
Savvy Law Firms Leave London to Cut Fees; Relocation: Lawyer Trevor Asserson Moved His Business from London to Jerusalem but Continues to Work for Many Clients in the City
Byline: JOSHUA ROZENBERG LAW IS a business, a senior lawyer in one of the big City firms tellsme. "Most of us are open to discussion about fees." The solicitor is respondingto criticism from clients who feel they are contributing too much to law...
Senior London Tory Defects to Support Paddick Campaign; Boost: Lib-Dem Brian Paddick Has Jumped Five Points in Polls
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR BRIAN PADDICK'S campaign for Mayor received a boost today when theformer chairman of the London Tory party defected to the Liberal Democrats. Dirk Hazell, who was London Region chairman during the last mayoral election,claimed...
Sky Stake Worries Send ITV to New Record Low
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE forced sale of the bulk of BSkyB's near-18% stake continues to hangover ITV like the Sword of Damocles. Shares in the independent television broadcaster slumped 0.4p to a record lowof 65p. That compares with the 123p...
Sky Stake Worries Still Darken the ITV Picture
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE forced sale of the bulk of BSkyBs near-18% stake continues to hangover ITV like the Sword of Damocles. Shares in the independent television broadcaster moved off record lows todaywith a rise of 1p to 66.5p. But that compares...
Sky Stake Worries Still Darken the ITV Picture
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE forced sale of the bulk of BSkyB's near-18% stake continues to hangover ITV like the Sword of Damocles. Shares in the independent television broadcaster moved off record lows todaywith a rise of a 0.9p to 66.3p. But that...
Spencer: I'd Rather Watch Festival Than Royal Ascot; on Board: Spencer Rode Buena Vista in the Champion Bumper
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON JAMIE SPENCER may be a two-times champion Flat jockey, but the meetinghe looks forward to watching the most is the Cheltenham Festival which starts aweek today. The Irishman, who shared last year's Flat jockeys' title with...
Talking Heads; Findings: The Standard on 26 February Self Image: Dr Linda Papadopoulos Is an Expert at Dealing with Body Issues
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD TAKING drugs like Prozac is a waste of time, say scientists. Antidepressants may be used by more than 40 million people but a new study hasrevealed they have little more impact than sugar pills. Experts at the University...
Target the Super-Rich - and You Risk Losing Us All; Taxing Times: Non-Dom Steel Magnate Lakshmi Mittal, Left, with Billionaire Topshop Owner Philip Green, Who Lives in Monaco
Byline: RICHARD SENNETT DURING the past six months, the phrase "nondom" has come to mean "a richforeigner using Britain as a base for offshore trusts and the like withoutpaying their fair share of British taxes". The Treasury, spurred in the autumnby...
Tax on Non-Doms Will Damage UK, Says Brown Aide
Byline: JASON BEATTIE ALISTAIR Darling came under fresh pressure to scrap plans to tax wealthyforeigners today after Gordon Brown's leading business adviser warned it wouldbe "hugely damaging" to Britain. Mervyn Davies, chairman of the Prime...
The Sound of Summer's Here; Cast About: Lord Lloyd- Webber with His New Maria, Summer Strallen, and Her Former Colleagues on the Channel Soap Hollyoaks. Right, Strallen Takes Her Curtain Call
Byline: LOUISE JURY HOW do you solve a problem like replacing Connie Fisher? Turn totelevision, of course. In his bravest experiment yet, Andrew Lloyd Webber merged fiction with fact tointroduce his new Maria via the teenage soap opera Hollyoaks....
The Street Made Safe for Texting and Walking; Collision Course: Padding Round a Lamp Post in Brick Lane. the Move Is Part of a "Safe Text" Drive, Which Aims to Cut the Number of Injuries Incurred While Walking and Texting
Byline: CAROLYN ARMSTRONG BRICK LANE was today branded an accident blackspotfor clumsy mobile phone users who crash into lamp posts while texting. A survey found the Hoxton street is Britain's worst thoroughfare for"walk-and-text" injury victims....
This Non-Stop Nagging Won't Get Any of Us off the Bottle
Byline: WILL SELF THE Prime Minister has uttered two cheers for 24-hour drinking. Yes,there will be a crackdown on premises flogging booze to underage drinkers, andyes, there will be a campaign to persuade us not to damage our health andlooks, but...
TV Newsreader Carol Barnes Fights for Her Life after Stroke; (1)Tragedy:Carol Barnes with Daughter Clare, Who Died Aged in a Sky-Diving Accident in Australia in (2)ITN Stalwart: Carol Barnes Presenting the News at Ten. She Started out as a Teacher and Became a Regular Face of ITV News for Nearly
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ FORMER ITN newsreader Carol Barnes is fighting for life after sufferinga stroke. Friends and family of the 63-year-old were at her bedside at the Royal SussexCounty Hospital in Brighton, where she was taken after collapsing...
User's Guide to Vitamins; Healthy Habit: Gwyneth Paltrow Is among the Millions of Us Who Now Take Supplements to Top Up Our Diets
Byline: VICKI EDGSON STARS such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Elle Macpherson and Madonnaare well known for supplementing their dietsand they are not alone: an estimated 10 million Britons take vitaminsupplements, at a cost of more than [pounds...
Vaughan in Need of Captain's Innings as He Starts to Feel Heat; Testing Times: Michael Vaughan Will Be Aware That Paul Collingwood (below) Is a Ready-Made Replacement for the Job as Test Captain
Byline: JONATHAN AGNEW THERE has been any number of bold promises and directives issued by theEngland and Wales Cricket Board since the Ashes debacle of little more than ayear ago. The latest mission statement targets victory over Australia in 2009,plus...
We Have No Fear
Byline: IAN CHADBAND MATHIEU FLAMINI has warned AC Milan that Arsenal will have no "fear"tonight as they aim to become the first English team to win in the San Siroagainst the Rossineri. The last-16 Champions League tie is delicately poised after...
We Must Not Press Panic Button, Says Strachan
GORDON STRACHAN hopes his Celtic players do not panic when they faceBarcelona in the Nou Camp in the second leg of their Champions League clashtonight. The Scottish champions trail 3-2 after being outplayed in the first leg so mustwin their first...
Wenger: We're Not Going to Kick Kaka; Don't Preach: The Brazilian, Holding off Mathieu Flamini in the First Leg, Has Complained about Be Singled out for Dangerous Tackles
Byline: Ian Chadband IF YOU'D heard some of the faintly paranoid and self-serving offeringsfloating around before tonight's wonderfully poised Champions League clashhere, it would be easy to be convinced that Arsenal and Milan will somehow bebattling...
Why Death Has a Fatal Attraction for Writers
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE JULIAN Barnes's latest book, Nothing To Be Frightened Of, tackles thebig onedeath. The author confesses he has had timor mortis for most of his life butnot until now has he devoted a whole book to the subject. Barnes...
Win an MBA Scholarship Worth More Than [Pounds Sterling]30,000; Back to the Drawing Board: An MBA Workshop at Henley, Where Students Can Develop Their Management Skills and, Right, Last Year's Scholarship Winner, Hospital Doctor Lok Yap
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON CONSULTANT physician Lok Yap believes that studying for a MBA withHenley Management College will give him the skills to be a more effectivemanager and leader within the NHS. A 35-year-old specialist in acute medicine...
You Can Still Be Bolder, Boris
TONY TRAVERS is somewhat unfair to suggest most of Boris Johnson'stransport policies would fit comfortably in Ken Livingstone's manifestoBoris shows much more common sense (3 March). I have worked as a motorcycle despatch rider in London for 18...
Youths Face Jail after Admitting Killing Man in Chocolate Bar Row; Victim: Evren Anil, , Died of Head Injuries
Byline: ROB SINGH TWO teenagers face jail after admitting killing a man who stood up tothem when one of them threw a half-eaten chocolate bar into his car. Evren Anil, 23, died after he was punched to the ground and banged his head onthe pavement....
Zimbabwe Athletes Face British Competition Ban; Sanctions Target: Robert Mugabe
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER ATHLETES from Zimbabwe could be banned from competing in Britain underplans reportedly being considered by the Government. Discussions are also under way about whether Zimbabwe's cricket team should bestopped from...
Zimbabwe Ban Will Be Limited to Cricketers; Dictatorial: Robert Mugabe
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI THE Government is considering stopping Zimbabwe's cricket team touringEngland next summer but a blanket ban on sports stars from the country is noton the agenda. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is keen to take a tough stance...