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Articles from December 9, 2009

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A BESPOKE HOME THAT SUITS YOU ; Now You Can Design a Home to Suit You Lifestyle. David Spittles Discovers the Boutique Builders
The fear of living in a home that looks like everyone else's puts many people off newbuild.however, the credit crunch has forced developers to be flexible. Today, more buyers are demanding individuality -- and getting it.Customers now influence the size,...
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A BESPOKE HOME THAT SUITS YOU; Now You Can Design a Home to Suit You Lifestyle. David Spittles Discovers the Boutique Builders
Byline: David Spittles The fear of living in a home that looks like everyone else's puts many people off newbuild. however, the credit crunch has forced developers to be flexible. Today, more buyers are demanding individuality -- and getting...
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Anderson and Sidebottom in Fitness Race for Centurion Test
Byline: Andy Hodgson Sports Correspondent ENGLAND seamers James Anderson and Ryan Sidebottom are struggling to be fit for next week's First Test with South Africa, coach Andy Flower has admitted. Flower believes that playing either of them without...
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Anderson and Sidebottom in Fitness Race for Centurion Test
ENGLAND seamers James Anderson and Ryan Sidebottom are struggling to be fit for next week's First Test with South Africa, coach Andy Flower has admitted.Flower believes that playing either of them without any serious match practice ahead of the game...
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A Tough Speech -- but Not Quite a Candid One; Today's Mini-Budget Was Intended to Draw a Dividing Line That David Cameron Cannot Possibly Cross
Byline: Anne McElvoy HE pre-Budget report was in many ways a foregone conclusion. TThat the public finances are overspent and the Chancellor needs swingeing measures even to begin rebalancing the books is hardly a classified secret. And yet this...
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A Tough Speech -- but Not Quite a Candid One ; Today's Mini-Budget Was Intended to Draw a Dividing Line That David Cameron Cannot Possibly Cross [Edition 2]
HE pre-Budget report was in many ways a foregone conclusion.TThat the public finances are overspent and the Chancellor needs swingeing measures even to begin rebalancing the books is hardly a classified secret. And yet this was one of the most significant...
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A Tough Speech -- but Not Quite a Candid One ; Today's Mini-Budget Was Intended to Draw a Dividing Line That David Cameron Cannot Possibly Cross [Edition 3]
HE pre-Budget report was in many ways a foregone conclusion.That the public finances are overspent and the Chancellor needs swingeing measures even to begin rebalancing the books is hardly a classified secret. And yet this was one of the most significant...
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Bankers Hit with 50% Tax on Bonus Pools for Big Payouts; Lawyers Look for Loopholes as Levy Sparks Square Mile's Fury
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Jim Armitage ALISTAIR DARLING was today locked in a fierce battle with City bankers over forcing them to pay a super-tax on bonuses. The Chancellor announced a 50 per cent one-off levy on "excessive" bonus pools --...
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Bankers Hit with 50% Tax on Bonus Pools for Big Payouts ; Lawyers Look for Loopholes as Levy Sparks Square Mile's Fury [Edition 2]
ALISTAIR DARLING was today locked in a fierce battle with City bankers over forcing them to pay a super-tax on bonuses.The Chancellor announced a 50 per cent one-off levy on "excessive" bonus pools -- banks will have to declare all bonuses of more than...
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Bankers Hit with 50% Tax on; Lawyers Look for Loopholes as Levy Sparks Square Mile's Fury
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Jim Armitage ALISTAIR DARLING was today locked in battle with City bankers over a supertax on bonuses. The Chancellor announced a 50 per cent one-off levy on "excessive" bonus pools -- banks will have to declare all...
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Bankers Hit with 50% Tax on ; Lawyers Look for Loopholes as Levy Sparks Square Mile's Fury [Edition 3]
ALISTAIR DARLING was today locked in battle with City bankers over a supertax on bonuses.The Chancellor announced a 50 per cent one-off levy on "excessive" bonus pools -- banks will have to declare all bonuses of more than Pounds 25,000 and the tax will...
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Bargain News ; Our Bargain Hunter Finds a Smart Leather Sofa, Some Sparkling Furniture and a Dish of the Day
A DESIGNER BIT ON THE SIDEFind high-end, european designer classics for up to 40 per cent off at Contemporary Home International. best buys include the antonello Italia Maia sideboard (right), down Pounds 1,120 to Pounds 1,680. Visit www.contemporary-home.co.uk.AND...
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Bargain News; Our Bargain Hunter Finds a Smart Leather Sofa, Some Sparkling Furniture and a Dish of the Day
Byline: Alison Cork A DESIGNER BIT ON THE SIDE Find high-end, european designer classics for up to 40 per cent off at Contemporary Home International. best buys include the antonello Italia Maia sideboard (right), down [pounds sterling]1,120...
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Barking's Mad for Stacey as the Diva Goes Home ; REVIEW
STACEY SOLOMON Broadway Theatre, Barking BARKING and Dagenham screamed as one when a new famous daughter returned for a brief performance in preparation for the biggest weekend of her young life.Hundreds of fans braved the rain, the cold and a shouty...
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Barking's Mad for Stacey as the Diva Goes Home; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH STACEY SOLOMON Broadway Theatre, Barking BARKING and Dagenham screamed as one when a new famous daughter returned for a brief performance in preparation for the biggest weekend of her young life. Hundreds of fans braved the...
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Barking's Mad for Stacey as the Diva Goes Home; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH STACEY SOLOMON Broadway Theatre, Barking BARKING and Dagenham screamed as one when a new famous daughter returned for a brief performance in preparation for the biggest weekend of her young life. Hundreds of fans braved the...
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Barking's Mad for Stacey as the Diva Goes Home ; REVIEW [Edition 2]
STACEY SOLOMON Broadway Theatre, Barking BARKING and Dagenham screamed as one when a new famous daughter returned for a brief performance in preparation for the biggest weekend of her young life.Hundreds of fans braved the rain, the cold and a shouty...
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BAUBLES, BANGLES SEEDS AND ... SEEDS ; Use the Fruits of Your Garden to Create Stunning Christmas Decorations for Your Home
BRING the garden indoors for the ultimate in festive finery. Instead of the predictable non-drop nordmann, use a patio evergreen, transforming the terracotta by wrapping it in red satin ribbon, secured with an oversized bow.The standard olive-tree-in-a-pot...
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BAUBLES, BANGLES SEEDS AND ... SEEDS; Use the Fruits of Your Garden to Create Stunning Christmas Decorations for Your Home
Byline: Pattie Barron BRING the garden indoors for the ultimate in festive finery. Instead of the predictable non-drop nordmann, use a patio evergreen, transforming the terracotta by wrapping it in red satin ribbon, secured with an oversized bow....
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BE PART OF THE ACTION ; Go Christmas Shopping for a New Home in the Heart of Central London. David Spittles Finds Plenty of Exciting New Properties -- and in Every Price Range
LOOKing at their best this month, the West End and central London sparkle as strings of Christmas lights compete for attention with glamorous shop window displays revelling in fantasy and the season's fairytales Family outings to the theatre, or to the...
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BE PART OF THE ACTION; Go Christmas Shopping for a New Home in the Heart of Central London. David Spittles Finds Plenty of Exciting New Properties -- and in Every Price Range
Byline: David Spittles LOOKing at their best this month, the West End and central London sparkle as strings of Christmas lights compete for attention with glamorous shop window displays revelling in fantasy and the season's fairytales Family outings...
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BLING'S THE THING; Make Your Mantelpiece the Centrepiece, Says Barbara Chandler
Byline: Barbara Chandler GLITZ, bling and baubles are a work of art this Christmas. Big on baubles is the Conran Shop: 20cm in diameter, they come in pink and purple, [pounds sterling]9.95 (www.conranshop.co.uk). Secure your fragile stack of globes...
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BOYS JUST WANT TO BE SMOOTHIES ; Simon Cowell Hands, David Beckham's Chest -- Waxing Is Becoming Just as Popular for Men as It Is for Women, Says Bella Blissett
What do David Beckham, Simon Cowel l and thingy from Strictly Come Dancing all have in common? Glistening c h e s t s a n d r e g u l a r wa x i n g appointments, that's what. at some point in the not too distant past, manwaxing became de rigueur --...
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BOYS JUST WANT TO BE SMOOTHIES; Simon Cowell Hands, David Beckham's Chest -- Waxing Is Becoming Just as Popular for Men as It Is for Women, Says Bella Blissett
Byline: Bella Blissett What do David Beckham, Simon Cowel l and thingy from Strictly Come Dancing all have in common? Glistening c h e s t s a n d r e g u l a r wa x i n g appointments, that's what. at some point in the not too distant past, manwaxing...
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Chancellor Woos the Two Fat Ladies in Bingo Land
Byline: Anne McElvoy SKETCH FIRST the good news. Bingo duty is being cut by two per cent. This unashamed embrace of the Two Fat Ladies' vote (Labour heartland anyone?) was about as cheerful as it got. Alistair Darling's Scottish lawyer drone...
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Chancellor Woos the Two Fat Ladies in Bingo Land [Edition 3]
FIRST the good news. Bingo duty is being cut by two per cent. This unashamed embrace of the Two Fat Ladies' vote (Labour heartland anyone?) was about as cheerful as it got.Alistair Darling's Scottish lawyer drone exerts a soporific effect on audiences....
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Christmas Shoppers Watch as Teenager Is Knifed in Gang Fight
Byline: Peter Dominiczak A TEENAGER was stabbed during a gang fight on one of London's busiest streets in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers. Witnesses described a "running battle" between rival gangs in Tottenham Court Road and told how...
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Christmas Shoppers Watch as Teenager Is Knifed in Gang Fight
Byline: Peter Dominiczak A TEENAGER was stabbed during a gang fight on one of London's busiest streets in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers. Witnesses described a "running battle" between rival gangs in Tottenham Court Road and told how...
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Christmas Shoppers Watch as Teenager Is Knifed in Gang Fight
A TEENAGER was stabbed during a gang fight on one of London's busiest streets in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers.Witnesses described a "running battle" between rival gangs in Tottenham Court Road and told how one youth bent down and pulled a...
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Christmas Shoppers Watch as Teenager Is Knifed in Gang Fight [Edition 2]
A TEENAGER was stabbed during a gang fight on one of London's busiest streets in front of hundreds of Christmas shoppers.Witnesses described a "running battle" between rival gangs in Tottenham Court Road and told how one youth bent down and pulled a...
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Climate Talks on Brink of Collapse as Rich and Poor Nations Collide
Byline: Terry Kirby HOPES of a deal on climate change were threatened today by a clash between rich and poor nations. Developing countries reacted furiously to a leaked draft agreement which would allow rich countries to link financial aid to...
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Climate Talks on Brink of Collapse as Rich and Poor Nations Collide
Byline: Terry Kirby HOPES of a deal on climate change were threatened today by a clash between rich and poor nations. Developing countries reacted furiously to a leaked draft agreement which would allow rich countries to link financial aid to...
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Climate Talks on Brink of Collapse as Rich and Poor Nations Collide
HOPES of a deal on climate change were threatened today by a clash between rich and poor nations.Developing countries reacted furiously to a leaked draft agreement which would allow rich countries to link financial aid to cuts in carbon emissions in...
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Climate Talks on Brink of Collapse as Rich and Poor Nations Collide [Edition 2]
HOPES of a deal on climate change were threatened today by a clash between rich and poor nations.Developing countries reacted furiously to a leaked draft agreement which would allow rich countries to link financial aid to cuts in carbon emissions in...
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CODEWORD WIN A NEW iPOD NANO
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, this new 16GB iPod Nano can hold up to 4,000 songs or 16 hours of video. It has a fantastic video camera, a polished anodized aluminium finish, and a larger screen. It is the first...
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CODEWORD WIN A NEW iPOD NANO
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, this new 16GB iPod Nano can hold up to 4,000 songs or 16 hours of video. It has a fantastic video camera, a polished anodized aluminium finish, and a larger screen. It is the first...
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COLE WARNING WE'VE GOT TO HALT SLUMP QUICKLY; Mini-Slump Worries Cole
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent JOE COLE today warned his Chelsea team-mates that the next five games could make or break their season. Last night, the Blues conceded at Stamford Bridge for the first time since the opening day of...
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Cost-Cutting Plan to Close 144 Tube Ticket Offices Is 'A Risk to Passengers'
Byline: Dick Murray Transport Correspondent LONDON Underground is planning to close 144 station ticket offices, putting passenger safety and 1,200 jobs at risk, union bosses claimed today. The RMT union says it has received leaked details of...
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Cost-Cutting Plan to Close 144 Tube Ticket Offices Is 'A Risk to Passengers' [Edition 2]
LONDON Underground is planning to close 144 station ticket offices, putting passenger safety and 1,200 jobs at risk, union bosses claimed today.The RMT union says it has received leaked details of cuts forming part of Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to reduce...
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Darling: I Promise to Slash UK Debt by Half
Byline: Hugo Duncan ALISTAIR Darling today pledged to cut Britain's ballooning debts by more than half and admitted the recession was deeper than he thought. The Chancellor said the Government will borrow [pounds sterling]178 billion this year...
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Darling: I Promise to Slash UK Debt by Half [Edition 2]
ALISTAIR Darling today pledged to cut Britain's ballooning debts by more than half and admitted the recession was deeper than he thought.The Chancellor said the Government will borrow Pounds 178 billion this year -- a record 12.6% of gross domestic product...
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Darling Plan to Halve UK Debt Is Scorned
Byline: Hugo Duncan THE City tonight poured scorn on Government plans to cut Britain's ballooning debts by more than half as the Chancellor admitted the recession was deeper than he thought. Alistair Darling outlined borrowing of [pounds sterling]178...
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Darling Plan to Halve UK Debt Is Scorned [Edition 3]
THE City tonight poured scorn on Government plans to cut Britain's ballooning debts by more than half as the Chancellor admitted the recession was deeper than he thought.Alistair Darling outlined borrowing of Pounds 178 billion this year, a record 12.6%...
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Darling: Recession Is Worse Than I Thought
Byline: Hugo Duncan STERLING plummeted again today as Alistair Darling laid bare Britain's debt crisis and admitted the recession was even deeper than he thought. The Chancellor said the Government will borrow around [pounds sterling]180 billion...
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Darling: Recession Is Worse Than I Thought
STERLING plummeted again today as Alistair Darling laid bare Britain's debt crisis and admitted the recession was even deeper than he thought.The Chancellor said the Government will borrow around Pounds 180 billion this year -- nearly 13% of gross domestic...
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Darling's Dilemma: Trying to Please Us All
THE Chancellor, Alistair Darling, had his work cut out for today's pre-Budget report. It is a formidable task under any circumstances to show the markets how he is halving a deficit of [pounds sterling]180 billion in four years -- and Gordon Brown...
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Darling's Dilemma: Trying to Please Us All
THE Chancellor, Alistair Darling, had his work cut out for today's pre-Budget report. It is a formidable task under any circumstances to show the markets how he is halving a deficit of Pounds 180 billion in four years -- and Gordon Brown has, we must...
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Defiant Bankers Plot Ways to Beat Chancellor's Tax on Bonus Pots ; Salary Rises and Paying School Fees among Ideas Planned in City
BANKERS were today drawing up plans to avoid a new supertax on bonus pools.Accountants and lawyers were being mobilised to defend the City against the full impact of the special one-off levy.In Whitehall, Treasury officials have spent weeks trying to...
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Defiant Bankers Plot Ways to Beat Chancellor's Tax on Bonus Pots; Salary Rises and Paying School Fees among Ideas Planned in City
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent BANKERS were today drawing up plans to avoid a new supertax on bonus pools. Accountants and lawyers were being mobilised to defend the City against the full impact of the special one-off levy....
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Design News
Byline: Katie Law LIGHT THE WAY TO CHRISTMAS LOMBOK Candles come into their own at Christmas. These pillar candles in gold, antique smoke or grape (left) are from [pounds sterling]5, decorative garlands are [pounds sterling]14.99 and Ruba wind...
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LIGHT THE WAY TO CHRISTMASLOMBOK Candles come into their own at Christmas. These pillar candles in gold, antique smoke or grape (left) are from Pounds 5, decorative garlands are Pounds 14.99 and Ruba wind lights (right) are Pounds 24. For information...
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DIARY OF AN ESTATE AGENT ; A Ceiling Collapses at the Valuation, Journos Rent a Flat in an Ideal Spot for Eyeing the Great and Good and a Turner-Nominated Artist's on the Move
MONDAY An exceptionally busy start to the week with five tenants moving in -- or so we thought. Everything was running smoothly until we discovered that one tenant had not paid. We tried to explain to him that if he did not pay he could not move in......
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DIARY OF AN ESTATE AGENT; A Ceiling Collapses at the Valuation, Journos Rent a Flat in an Ideal Spot for Eyeing the Great and Good and a Turner-Nominated Artist's on the Move
MONDAY An exceptionally busy start to the week with five tenants moving in -- or so we thought. Everything was running smoothly until we discovered that one tenant had not paid. We tried to explain to him that if he did not pay he could not move in......
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Don't Let Heathrow off the Hook
WHY ISN'T the Committee on Climate Change questioning the impact on the rest of the economy of allowing aviation to go from contributing some five UK carbon emissions today to 25 per cent in 2050? This week we can all see the Government's hypocrisy...
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Don't Let Heathrow off the Hook
WHY ISN'T the Committee on Climate Change questioning the impact on the rest of the economy of allowing aviation to go from contributing some five UK carbon emissions today to 25 per cent in 2050? This week we can all see the Government's hypocrisy in...
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Don't Let Heathrow off the Hook [Edition 2]
WHY ISN'T the Committee on Climate Change questioning the impact on the rest of the economy of allowing aviation to go from contributing some five UK carbon emissions today to 25 per cent in 2050? This week we can all see the Government's hypocrisy in...
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EasyJet Chief Stands Down after Dogfight with Stelios
Byline: Nick Goodway ANDY harrison, long-standing chief executive of easyJet, today announced his departure from the budget airline after two bruising years of on-off battling with its founder and largest shareholder Sir Stelios haji-Ioannou. easyJet...
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EasyJet Chief Stands Down after Dogfight with Stelios
ANDY harrison, long-standing chief executive of easyJet, today announced his departure from the budget airline after two bruising years of on-off battling with its founder and largest shareholder Sir Stelios haji-Ioannou. easyJet said in a carefully...
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EasyJet Chief Storms out as Plan for Growth Is Ignored
Byline: Nick Goodway ANDY Harrison, long-standing chief executive of easyJet, today announced his departure from the budget airline after two bruising years of on-off battling with its founder and largest shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. EasyJet...
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EasyJet Chief Storms out as Plan for Growth Is Ignored [Edition 2]
ANDY Harrison, long-standing chief executive of easyJet, today announced his departure from the budget airline after two bruising years of on-off battling with its founder and largest shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. EasyJet said in a carefully...
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Evans: Why I Wouldn't Quit over Bloodgate ; Harlequins Chief Has Endured an 'Annus Horribilis' over the Fake- Blood Scandal but Is Determined the Club Will End the Year on a High. Chris Jones Reports EXCLUSIVE
BATTERED reputations have become something of a theme in sport this year. Reports of Tiger Woods's affairs, the drug scandal at Bath Rugby Club, Thierry Henry's handball and Flavio Briatore's Crashgate controversy have all caused headlines for the wrong...
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Evans: Why I Wouldn't Quit over Bloodgate; Harlequins Chief Has Endured an 'Annus Horribilis' over the Fake-Blood Scandal but Is Determined the Club Will End the Year on a High. Chris Jones Reports; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Chris Jones BATTERED reputations have become something of a theme in sport this year. Reports of Tiger Woods's affairs, the drug scandal at Bath Rugby Club, Thierry Henry's handball and Flavio Briatore's Crashgate controversy have all caused...
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Fans on the Web
I was impressed again by Kakuta. He looks really bright and gets his head up early. No problem for me if the tricks don't come off as long as he does it in the right part of the pitch. Liam, shedend.com We struggled in both games against Apoel....
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I was impressed again by Kakuta. He looks really bright and gets his head up early. No problem for me if the tricks don't come off as long as he does it in the right part of the pitch.Liam, shedend.com We struggled in both games against Apoel. You have...
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Ferguson Hails His 'Fantastic' Hat-Trick Hero Owen
Byline: Andy Hodgson SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes hat-trick hero Michael Owen proved his critics wrong as he fired Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg. The striker joined from Newcastle in a bid to revive his career but had scored just...
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Ferguson Hails His 'Fantastic' Hat-Trick Hero Owen
Byline: Andy Hodgson SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes hat-trick hero Michael Owen proved his critics wrong as he fired Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg. The striker joined from Newcastle in a bid to revive his career but had scored just...
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Ferguson Hails His 'Fantastic' Hat-Trick Hero Owen
SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes hat-trick hero Michael Owen proved his critics wrong as he fired Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg.The striker joined from Newcastle in a bid to revive his career but had scored just four goals for United before...
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Ferguson Hails His 'Fantastic' Hat-Trick Hero Owen [Edition 2]
SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes hat-trick hero Michael Owen proved his critics wrong as he fired Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Wolfsburg.The striker joined from Newcastle in a bid to revive his career but had scored just four goals for United before...
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Festive Cheer Is on the Cards for M&S, Says Morgan Stanley ; MARKET ROUND-UP
SIR Stuart Rose's final Christmas at the helm of Marks & Spencer should be a relatively merry affair. That's the verdict of Morgan Stanley, which believes Rose will get a "last hurrah" thanks to shoppers suffering from recession fatigue, who are sick...
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Festive Cheer Is on the Cards for M&S, Says Morgan Stanley; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin SIR Stuart Rose's final Christmas at the helm of Marks & Spencer should be a relatively merry affair. That's the verdict of Morgan Stanley, which believes Rose will get a "last hurrah" thanks to shoppers suffering from...
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Festive Cheer Is on the Cards for M&S, Says Morgan Stanley; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin SIR Stuart Rose's final Christmas at the helm of Marks & Spencer should be a relatively merry affair. That's the verdict of Morgan Stanley, which believes Rose will get a "last hurrah" thanks to shoppers suffering from...
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Festive Cheer Is on the Cards for M&S, Says Morgan Stanley ; MARKET ROUND-UP [Edition 2]
SIR Stuart Rose's final Christmas at the helm of Marks & Spencer should be a relatively merry affair. That's the verdict of Morgan Stanley, which believes Rose will get a "last hurrah" thanks to shoppers suffering from recession fatigue, who are sick...
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Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 50p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 50p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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Get It off Your TXT [Edition 2]
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 50p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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Greenwich Park to Close for Games ; Detailed Plans for Pounds 42 Million Equestrian Venue Are Submitted
GREENWICH PARK will be closed for a month to make way for the Olympic equestrian events, it emerged today.The Royal Park will be off-limits to the general public in the summer of 2012 as up to 75,000 spectators a day are expected to watch the horseriding.Proposals...
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Greenwich Park to Close for Games ; Detailed Plans for Pounds 42 Million Equestrian Venue Are Submitted [Edition 2]
GREENWICH PARK will be closed for a month to make way for the Olympic equestrian events, it emerged today.The Royal Park will be off-limits to the general public in the summer of 2012 as up to 75,000 spectators a day are expected to watch the horseriding.Proposals...
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Greenwich Park to Close for Games; Detailed Plans for [Pounds Sterling]42 Million Equestrian Venue Are Submitted
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent GREENWICH PARK will be closed for a month to make way for the Olympic equestrian events, it emerged today. The Royal Park will be off-limits to the general public in the summer of 2012 as up to...
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Greenwich Park to Close for Games; Detailed Plans for [Pounds Sterling]42 Million Equestrian Venue Are Submitted
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent GREENWICH PARK will be closed for a month to make way for the Olympic equestrian events, it emerged today. The Royal Park will be off-limits to the general public in the summer of 2012 as up to...
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GROUNDS FOR EXCITEMENT ; Leyton Orient Fans Can Buy Homes at Their Beloved Club -- and Be First in the Stands on Match Day, Says Ruth Bloomfield
FOLLOWING in the fashion for living in the grounds of your favourite football team, fans of leyton orient will be the first to strike now the newly completed homes backing on to the grounds of the south stand have been unveiled.The hugely popular Arsenal...
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GROUNDS FOR EXCITEMENT; Leyton Orient Fans Can Buy Homes at Their Beloved Club -- and Be First in the Stands on Match Day, Says Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: says Ruth Bloomfield FOLLOWING in the fashion for living in the grounds of your favourite football team, fans of leyton orient will be the first to strike now the newly completed homes backing on to the grounds of the south stand have been...
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Harlequins Leave Door Open for Richards to Return ; Disgraced Bloodgate Coach Could Get Lifeline after Banexclusive
MARK EVANS today refused to rule out a sensational return for Dean Richards to Harlequins once the disgraced former director of rugby has completed a three-year ban for orchestrating Bloodgate.Many will be amazed by the Quins chief executive's continuing...
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Harlequins Leave Door Open for Richards to Return; Disgraced Bloodgate Coach Could Get Lifeline after Ban; Exclusive
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent MARK EVANS today refused to rule out a sensational return for Dean Richards to Harlequins once the disgraced former director of rugby has completed a three-year ban for orchestrating Bloodgate. Many will...
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Hidden Losses Risk New Crisis, Warns Adviser
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor SOME of Europe's biggest banks may be hiding "nightmare" losses that could trigger another global financial crisis, one of Gordon Brown's closest aides has warned. Baroness Vadera, a former business...
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Hidden Losses Risk New Crisis, Warns Adviser
SOME of Europe's biggest banks may be hiding "nightmare" losses that could trigger another global financial crisis, one of Gordon Brown's closest aides has warned.Baroness Vadera, a former business minister now advising the G20 group of leading nations,...
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Homes Gossip
Byline: Compton Miller IT'S STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS FOR HOLLYWOOD'S BRIGHTEST Award-winning actress Keira Knightley has spent some of her Hollywood millions buying a French holiday villa near the medieval town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The Teddington-born...
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Homes Gossip
IT'S STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS FOR HOLLYWOOD'S BRIGHTEST Award- winning actress Keira Knightley has spent some of her Hollywood millions buying a French holiday villa near the medieval town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The Teddington-born beauty chose this...
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Infrastructure Is the Road to Recovery ; CITY COMMENT
Britain needs high-speed rail links. it needs more electricity generation, and it needs better flood control. Britain needs infrastructure, not because what we have is inadequate -- though some of it certainly is -- but because there is a close correlation...
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Infrastructure Is the Road to Recovery; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton Britain needs high-speed rail links. it needs more electricity generation, and it needs better flood control. Britain needs infrastructure, not because what we have is inadequate -- though some of it certainly is -- but because...
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London Firms Most Upbeat for 18 Months but Worries Persist
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BUSINESSES in London are more confident about the future than at any time in the last 18 months -- but they still worry about the capital's long-term status as a "world city". a survey by the CBi and KPMG today showed 47%...
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London Firms Most Upbeat for 18 Months but Worries Persist
Byline: Hugo Duncan BUSINESSES in London are more confident about the future than at any time in the last 18 months -- but they still worry about the capital's long-term status as a "world city". A survey by the CBI and KPMG today showed 47%...
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London Firms Most Upbeat for 18 Months but Worries Persist
BUSINESSES in London are more confident about the future than at any time in the last 18 months -- but they still worry about the capital's long-term status as a "world city".a survey by the CBi and KPMG today showed 47% of firms are optimistic about...
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London Firms Most Upbeat for 18 Months but Worries Persist [Edition 2]
BUSINESSES in London are more confident about the future than at any time in the last 18 months -- but they still worry about the capital's long-term status as a "world city".A survey by the CBI and KPMG today showed 47% of firms are optimistic about...
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Loophole Will Let Ministers Approve Heathrow Runway without Inquiry
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent MINISTERS are set to rush through planning permission for a third runway at Heathrow without a full public inquiry, the Standard can reveal. Official documents show the Government is prepared...
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Loophole Will Let Ministers Approve Heathrow Runway without Inquiry
MINISTERS are set to rush through planning permission for a third runway at Heathrow without a full public inquiry, the Standard can reveal.Official documents show the Government is prepared to make the decision itself instead of waiting for a new planning...
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MILLIONS HIT BY PUBLIC PAY CURB ; EXCLUSIVE DARLING PLEDGES 'DEEP CUTS AND FAIR TAXES' IN BUDGET CHANCELLOR VOWS TO HALVE DEFICIT IN APPEAL TO VOTERS Schools, NHS and Police to Be Protected from Cutbacks
ALISTAIR DARLING is imposing a one per cent pay cap on teachers, nurses and police officers in a mini-budget today that will use tax rises and tough spending cuts to bring borrowing under control.The pay ceiling, effectively freezing the earnings of...
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MILLIONS HIT BY PUBLIC PAY CURB; EXCLUSIVE DARLING PLEDGES 'DEEP CUTS AND FAIR TAXES' IN BUDGET; CHANCELLOR VOWS TO HALVE DEFICIT IN APPEAL TO VOTERS; Schools, NHS and Police to Be Protected from Cutbacks
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor ALISTAIR DARLING is imposing a one per cent pay cap on teachers, nurses and police officers in a mini-budget today that will use tax rises and tough spending cuts to bring borrowing under control. The pay ceiling,...
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Ministers Can Allow Heathrow Runway without Public Inquiry
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent MINISTERS are set to rush through planning permission for a third runway at Heathrow without a full public inquiry, the Standard can reveal. Official documents show the Government is prepared...
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Ministers Can Allow Heathrow Runway without Public Inquiry [Edition 2]
MINISTERS are set to rush through planning permission for a third runway at Heathrow without a full public inquiry, the Standard can reveal.Official documents show the Government is prepared to make the decision itself instead of waiting for a new planning...
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Money, Revenge -- and Gordon's Great Gamble ; Today's Mini-Budget Is Intended to Draw a Dividing Line That David Cameron Cannot Possibly Cross
THE pre-Budget report is a foregone conclusion. That the public finances are overspent and the Chancellor needs swingeing measures even to begin rebalancing the books is hardly a classified secret. And yet this has become one of the most significant...
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