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Articles from April 7, 2003

Abdul, 10, Left Alone Here 'For a Better Life'; Family Mystery of Boy Found Abandoned
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING ABDUL KORIM was found wandering the streets of London, confused, alone and barely able to speak English. The boy, thought to be about 10 years old and from Bangladesh, was taken into care and police launched a nationwide...
A Day in the Life of a ... Just the Job
Byline: EMMA RIGBY ... running shop owner IT is 8.48, Wednesday morning, and Tony Smith, 64, is outside his shop, Run and Become. It is on the corner of a quiet alley, near St James's Park tube station and huge windows neatly display row after...
Adopting a Whole New Attitude; Just the Job
Byline: TINA BEXSON ADOPTION and its many intricate and interrelated issues cannot fail to produce emotive responses from all of those affected by it. But not everyone has always had an equal right to services offered by adoption agencies. Most...
All in a Days Work; Just the Job
Byline: KATE CROCKETT Rebecca McLachlan Play-scheme leader PLAY-SCHEMES provide a vital service to parents in need of childcare during the school holidays, and it is play-leaders like Rebecca McLachlan who make it all happen. "Basically, the...
Amateur Boxers Find Fitting Stage
Byline: DAVID SMITH THE return to London of the Amateur Boxing Association's senior championships has proved such a success that next year's event is to be staged at the Royal Albert Hall. Historic York Hall in Bethnal Green hosted the 114th...
Anyone Who Had a Heart; Cilla Black Pulled out of the Hearts Club When She Realised It Was a Pyramid Scheme. but the Rich and Titled Are Continuing to Pile In
Byline: DAN ABRAHAMS WELCOME to the Hearts club. Chauffeur-driven Mercedes are parked in a long line outside a home in Knightsbridge where the club is secretly meeting tonight. In the marble hallway, I squeeze past the newly arrived guests whose...
A Very English Premiere as Mr Bean Gets a Girl; ROWAN ATKINSON AND NATALIE IMBRUGLIA CELEBRATE OPENING OF SPOOF BOND FILM
Byline: ANDR PAINE THEY make an unlikely couple, but singer Natalie Imbruglia's first film role is as the love interest of Rowan Atkinson's accident-prone MI6 agent, Johnny English. As they posed for pictures at the premiere of the film in Leicester...
Babes in the 'Hood; Sugababes Shepherd's Bush Empire
Byline: DAVID SMYTH FILLING the ultra-stylish shoes vacated by All Saints, teenage trio the Sugababes have found success in the past year as a trendier kind of girl group. They are still trudging on the same treadmill as your Atomic Kittens and...
Baghdad Battle Gains Send Shares Surging
Byline: JANE PADGHAM SHARES around the globe surged today as upbeat investors reacted to news that US troops had launched an attack on central Baghdad and seized key buildings in the Iraqi capital. Traders said the coalition forces' progress...
Battle of the Beauty Queens; WAR PAINT: Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden by Lindy Woodhead (Virago, U20)
Byline: ANNE CHISHOLM IT was a good idea of Lindy Woodhead's, a successful fashion PR writing her first book, to juxtapose the life stories of the two cosmetics queens of the 20th century. Although Arden and Rubinstein never met, and never dealt...
Biker Guests Roar Up for Birthday Boy Crowe's Sunset Wedding
Byline: FRANK THORNE;GEORGE RICHARDS FANS GET GLIMPSE OF GLADIATOR RUSSELL'S u1M NUPTIALS DESPITE HIGH SECURITY RUSSELL CROWE finally put his hellraising days behind him today when he married his long-time partner Danielle Spencer in a u1million...
Body of Chemical Ali 'Is Found after Bomb Raid'
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS BRITISH troops were today virtually certain they have found the body of Chemical Ali - one of the regime's most bloodthirsty killers - in what would be one of the key moments of the war. A senior British commander said...
Breaking the Great Pension Taboo; HONDA HAS LIFTED ITS SCHEME RETIREMENT AGE. IF OTHERS FOLLOW, THE CHANCES OF A PLACE IN THE SUN MAY SOON DISAPPEAR OVER THE HORIZON
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING FOR NINE years, Alan Tomala has worked on the assembly line at Honda in Swindon, helping to build CR-V four-wheel-drives. A couple of weeks ago came a bombshell that he and his 3600 colleagues could scarcely believe. The...
British Woman Dies in Rainbow Warrior Dive
Byline: FRANK THORNE A BRITISH woman tourist has died after diving near the wreck of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior off New Zealand. Diane Rachel Brocklehurst, 23, from Hertfordshire, was exploring the underwater wreck as part of a Cavalli...
Brother, What a Race; Boat Race's Sibling Rivals Almost Give Parents the Dead Heat They Wanted A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR FOUR YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY THE FINISH was the closest in the history of the University Boat Race, with Oxford beating Cambridge by the narrowest of margins. For the parents of the two sets of opposing brothers it was a day of impossible emotions, a...
Brown Set to Pour Cold Water on Euro in Budget; BORROWING EXPECTED TO RISE AS FORECASTS FOR BRITISH GROWTH ARE CUT
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY GORDON BROWN is placed to use his Budget to signal that Britain is not yet ready to join the euro. The Chancellor is expected to claim that the UK's economy is holding-up well in comparison with leading nations inside...
Bush and Blair Bid to Thrash out the Future after Saddam
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR and George Bush will today attempt to settle a critical dispute over the future of post-war Iraq in the unlikely setting of Belfast. They will use a dinner tonight to thrash out key differences between London and...
Case Notes; Just the Job
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON Robin Dobinson Senior anatomical pathology technician ROBIN Dobinson's busiest time of the year is January. "It's true that people tend to hang on to die in the New Year," he says. "There are more deaths anyway in the...
Cash Market Is Chased Higher as Dow Leaps Up; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK CITY investors had the bit between their teeth today as they cashed in on the latest bout of Iraq war euphoria that saw the Dow leap more than 200 points in early trading on Wall Street this afternoon. The march into Baghdad...
Cash Market Is Chased Higher on Rosy Futures; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE London market was poised for further strong gains on Wall Street when trading resumes there this afternoon after the weekend, with the Dow Jones future indicating an opening rise of more than 160 points. The march into...
C-Charge Linked to Longer Car Journeys; Trips in Central Zone Take an Extra 15 Minutes, Says Survey
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU CAR journeys into the capital are taking a third longer than before the congestion charging scheme started, new figures published today suggest. The findings indicate that, seven weeks after the start of the scheme,...
Challenge Facing New LSE Chief
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THIS week, the Sunday papers reported with confidence, we are likely to learn the name of the new chairman of the London Stock Exchange appointed to take over from Don Cruickshank, whose term of office runs out in the summer....
Charity File; Just the Job
Byline: KARIN MOCHAN Nacro 'Ello, 'ello, 'ello, what have we here then? The crime reduction charity, Nacro, formerly known as the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, aims to make society a safer place by finding practical...
Cole Is Going to Get the Full Rooney Treatment
Byline: PAUL THOMSON CLAUDIO RANIERI has told ambitious Carlton Cole not to be in too much of a hurry and plans to protect his 19-year-old striker in the same way as Everton's David Moyes is nursing Wayne Rooney. Cole got the Rooney treatment...
Cycle of Songs Spins with Passion; Karita Mattila Barbican
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT GIVEN that the Finnish soprano Karita Mattila is one of the most charismatic and vocally gifted sopranos on this earth, there were just a few too many empty seats at her recital on Saturday. Something, perhaps, to do with...
Debts That Drove the Major His Wife and a Lecturer to Try to Cheat Millionaire Show
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI;PATRICK MCGOWAN DIANA INGRAM could not forgive herself. She had been this close to winning, this close to banking a fortune which in one spectacular stroke would wipe out her debts and save her family from...
Diehards Signal the Worst Is Still to Come; TENACIOUS RESISTANCE SET TO GIVE ALLIES MORE PROBLEMS
Byline: ROBERT FOX WE KILLED quite a few," said Major John Cotterill after British tanks had led two armoured wedges into the heart of Basra. Yet even after a day's heavy fighting the resistance continued. As in Basra, so in Baghdad, with...
Dome Loses out in Stamp Duty Lottery
Byline: JAMES WHITMORE THE biggest bugbear for commercial property investors is the huge rise in stamp duty that the Labour government has perennially inflicted. Since 1997, stamp duty on properties valued at u500,000 plus - which accounts for...
Elizabethan Industry; It Is 400 Years since Good Queen Bess Died - an Excuse for a New Wave of Biographies. Richard Rex Sifts through the Pile
Byline: RICHARD REX NOW that each year brings a full ritual calendar of centenaries ("The centenary has replaced the saint's day." Discuss), it brings also a flood of histories and biographies as predictable and complacent as the medieval lives...
Footsie Shaping Up for a Surge after Strong War Progress
Byline: JANE PADGHAM LONDON shares were set to post strong gains today as upbeat investors reacted to weekend developments in the war with Iraq that saw US troops surround Baghdad and begin their offensive into the Iraqi capital. Traders said...
Footsie Surges on Baghdad Progress
Byline: JANE PADGHAM LONDON shares surged today today as upbeat investors reacted to news that US troops had launched an attack on central Baghdad and seized key buildings in the Iraqi capital. Traders said the coalition forces' progress at the...
Fuji Picture Darkens as It Rethinks Profit Outlook
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH INVESTORS took a dim view of Fuji Photo Film today, sending shares in the world's second-largest filmmaker lower after it cut its profit forecast for the just-completed financial year. The main culprit for the rethink...
Girls Allowed?; 'Babes' Close to Masters Victory by Breaking Down the Barriers at the Augusta National Golf Club
Byline: DAVID SMITH ON THE face of it, the American multimillionaire financier described as "the toughest babe in the business" and the teenage Hawaiian who cites her leisure-time interests as "laying on the bed and watching television" do not have...
Give Credit to Teflon Gordon for Cheering Up Labour Ranks
Byline: PETER KELLNER COMMENTARY THIS is the week that Tony Blair hopes will restore the Good Ship Labour to an even keel. Over the past month it has received a fair old battering, from ministerial resignations, a record-breaking backbench revolt...
Gloom in City Casts Dark Shadow over the Budget
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;BEN LEAPMAN GORDON BROWN was warned by the City today that his Budget will be delivered amid the gloomiest business conditions since the Tories were in power. A key CBI survey showed that jobs are being axed in the Square...
Hands Up If You Want to Be Posh; Just the Job
Byline: ALIX BUSCOVIC The fashion shows of London, Milan and New York are over and the glamour has passed for another year, but Alix Buscovic discovers there is more to being a model AS DREAM careers go, it is up there with pop star, Hollywood...
Hey, Hey We're the Monkeys; Just the Job
Byline: PETE CLARK We pet them and, because of the nature of some of the furry beasts, we pay them to stick around (as companions). But we can also learn a lot more from animals, says Pete Clark IT is a curious fact that we can learn a lot of...
Hollywood Takes to the Lakes; Brad and Jen Are to Holiday in Cumbria. They Will Be Following in a Celebrity Tradition
Byline: ANDREW EAMES SO Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are thinking of a weekend in the Lakes, are they? Sources close to the couple say they are planning to take a break in Cumbria from their punishing filming schedules, and they are hoping to...
How to Win Friends -; Just the Job
Byline: SUSAN GRAY - and influence your colleagues, is an art in itself, says Susan Gray HERTFORDSHIRE based-author and trainer Terry Gillen says that "how well you do your job comes down to the ability to influence other people". It is now commonplace...
Hugs for Me and the British Troops; 'It Was Amazing, like VE Day, with Hundreds of Happy People Chasing Us Down the Road' THOUSANDS TAKE TO STREETS OF BASRA TO WELCOME ALLIED LIBERATORS AND TO EXACT REVENGE ON REGIME'S LOYALISTS
Byline: VALENTINE LOW By Valentine Low with 3 Commando Brigade A SMALL boy, no older than six, grabbed my hand and pulled me down to give me the warmest of heartfelt, joyous hugs. There could not really be any doubt: Basra was free, freer than...
'If I Do Not Get a Pair of Hands I Will Commit Suicide'; WHILE AN INNOCENT BOMB VICTIM STRUGGLES AGAINST DESPAIR
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON HE IS the innocent victim of war, orphaned and terribly injured in a bombing raid on Baghdad. Twelveyearold Ali Ismaeel Abbas has lost his mother, his father, his brother - and his hands. He was sleeping in his Baghdad home...
Imprisoned in an Eternal Triangle; THE LUCKY ONES by Rachel Cusk (Fourth Estate, U15.99)
Byline: LESLEY GARNER IT was an older novelist, Alice Thomas Ellis, who summed up the inescapable tragedy of life by noting that men love women, women love children and children love hamsters. There are no hamsters in Rachel Cusk's emotional map...
In Short Lawrie in High Spirits after Helping Hand from Monty
GOLF: Paul Lawrie will offer his thanks to Colin Montgomerie when the two Scots play a practice round tomorrow ahead of the US Masters at Augusta. Lawrie, above, headed for the first major of the year in high spirits today after finishing joint...
Iraqi Exiles Are Flown in to Join Coalition on Battlefield
Byline: JAMES LANGTON BRITISH and American troops have been joined on the battlefield for the first time by exiled Iraqis fighting to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Hundreds of soldiers loyal to the London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC) have...
I Won't Say Sorry for Telling the Truth about the Royals; in an Exclusive Interview, the Trusted Aide Who Revealed All about Diana Remains Unrepentant - and Is Still Worrying the House of Windsor
Byline: MARIANNE MACDONALD PATRICK Jephson is the man who spent six years as a private secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1990 to 1996, then wrote a warts-and-all portrait of her called Shadows of a Princess when she died. It was incredibly...
Jihad and America Two New Studies Portray Distinct Visions of US Relations with Islam; THE CRISIS OF ISLAM: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis (Weidenfeld, U12.99) AL QAEDA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MODERN by John Gray (Faber, U10.99)
Byline: MICHAEL BURLEIGH AS war against a murderous Stalinist tyranny rages in Iraq, these two books address the big picture of the West's (meaning America's) relations with Islam, or rather with the Arab world, since neither author has much to...
Just Grand, with Heroes and Villains; RACING Review of a National Occasion
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM FILE the latest Grand National meeting under unforgiving as opposed to unforgettable. Coming swiftly after a spectacular Cheltenham Festival, this year's Aintree bonanza had a mighty hard act to follow. It never quite...
Keeping Watch on the Food Chain; Just the Job
Byline: LIZ BESTIC It is the team charged with staying ahead of the game where food is concerned, for all our sakes. Liz Bestic meets five staff members at the London office of the Food Standards Agency, who here give the lowdown on their jobs ...
Last of Saddam's Bully Boys Cleared from City
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS THE city of Basra awoke to a new future today as British forces began clearing out the last of Saddam Hussein's bully-boys to take full control. After two weeks of siege and many ferocious battles, the 7th Armoured Brigade...
Lateen Sails on Guineas Trail; Goldolphin Colt Pleases in Big Race Workout
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE Flat season will finally gather momentum with a series of Classic trials over the next two weeks, but the twin superpowers of European racing prefer to test their potential stars in private nowadays. Between them,...
Learning to Juggle Work and College; Just the Job
Byline: KATE CROCKETT Studying for a degree while also working and perhaps even running a family leaves little time for anything else, but the rewards can be substantial, says Kate Crockett THERE are around 1.5 million undergraduates in the UK...
Legal Eagle; Just the Job
Q A Debbie Brett offers advice to women on what to do if they are being paid less than a male colleague I have heard a lot recently about women being paid less than men - what is the gender pay gap? This is the difference in hourly earnings across...
Life beyond the Glass Ceiling; Just the Job
Byline: MARLEY OBI IT dawned on Jo Coleman just how far she had come when she found herself in the exclusive Turks and Caicos Island overseeing the design of Bruce Willis's three luxury villas. That was last year. Just three years before, Coleman,...
Marconi Echoes Haunt Simpson at Ailing Alstom
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN ALSTOM, the French engineering conglomerate where onetime Marconi chief Lord Simpson still sits on the board, seems to be as ill-starred as its former parent. On Friday, Alstom called for an inquiry by French regulatory authorities...
MILLIONAIRE TRIAL: MAJOR GUILTY; Wife and Coughing Lecturer Convicted but No One Goes to Jail
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN AN army major and his wife were convicted this afternoon of trying to cheat their way to the top prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - but they escaped jail. Judge Geoffrey Rivlin imposed suspended sentences on Charles...
New Inquest Ordered into Police Shooting; Family Wins Court Fight over Chair-Leg Tragedy
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON THE family of an unarmed man shot dead by police while he was carrying a table-leg in a plastic bag today won their High Court battle for a fresh inquest. Harry Stanley, 46, from Hackney, was shot in the head and hand by...
O'Shea Knows That Irish Face Tough Task
Byline: CHRIS JONES CONOR O'SHEA accepts that London Irish's future as a professional rugby organisation could be decided on Thursday when they face fellow relegation candidates Bath at the Recreation Ground. The logjam at the bottom of the league...
Robbed of Her Teenage Years after the Nation Turned on Her, Zola's Back in London and Has No Regrets; 19 Years on from Her Olympic Ordeal, Budd's Back without the Boos
Byline: IAN CHADBAND MRS Zola Pieterse explains that in Bloemfontein she has received the ultimate accolade. "Here, they call the local taxis 'Zola Budds'," she explains. "But that's only the reliable ones. The ones that break down are called...
Smack, Smack, Smack and an Iraqi Position Was Gone
Byline: BOB GRAHAM By Bob Graham from the Palestine Hotel in the city I WATCHED today as coalition troops smashed their way into the heart of Baghdad and Saddam Hussein's regime. As dawn broke, I witnessed the key battles which must surely spell...
So Many Moving Moments in Essential Easter Event; Bach Choir/St Matthew Passion Barbican
Byline: BRIAN HUNT THE Bach Choir was founded in 1876 to perform the St Matthew Passion, and its annual performances are an essential part of Easter for many. They are festive occasions but not frivolous ones; there is no applause at any time, though...
Spirit of Nureyev Proves to Be Elusive
Byline: SARAH FRATER WHAT we all wanted to know was whether the Royal Ballet's tribute to Rudolf Nureyev would be any good. Homages are precariously sentimental, plus there are a million compromises when you concertina a career as colossal as...
Suspense Turns on Its Master
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Hitchcock Blonde Royal Court Downstairs TERRY Johnson's Hitchcock Blonde is a big, bold adventure of a play, which, with witty eloquence, portrays the great filmmaker as an impotent, misogynistic, broken-hearted voyeur...
Taking Care of Business; Just the Job
Byline: RAWDON MESSENGER The number of employees logging on to catch the latest news from Iraq has boomed. Now companies are devising ways of keeping heads down and working, says Rawdon Messenger TODAY'S war reporters are armed with the latest...
That Sinking Feeling; 'The Race Lingers on in the National Affection Because There's Something Reassuring about Its Very Existence'
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH AS someone who once lost a fortune by investing in hedge funds (my financial adviser told me to "buy privet" just when hawthorn was cornering the market), I consider myself something of an expert on exciting new ways to...
The Day a TV Crew in the Middle of the Jungle Bumped into a Girl Who Said: Hi, I'm Cameron Diaz
Byline: JESSICA HODGSON IT was just another day in the life of the BBC's Holiday programme team: gorgeous scenery, lush rainforest and beaches galore. The crew had finished their day's filming and were relaxing in a restaurant in the middle of the...
The Real Joy of Becks
Byline: LAURA CRAIK I DON'T usually like to touch the subject of men's fashion with a barge pole (too trouser-centric, too dreary), but David Beckham dresses so much like a woman that I feel bound to make an exception. Watching last week's England...
The Talk in FOOTBALL Stelios's Brother Builds His Stake in Tottenham; Johnson's Up and Down Safety First for Charlton Martin to Win His Spurs? Downes Up to Lions Job Open House for Fulham
THE identity of the man who recently bought 660,000 shares in Tottenham through two Swiss banks can now be revealed. It is Polys Haji-Ioannou, brother of EasyJet founder and multimillionaire Stelios. Polys, a Spurs fan since his youth, has been gradually...
The Talk in RUGBY; Points Failure as Bank's Sums Don't Add Up
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY England facing a home and away cliffhanger The joy of Six for Beeb as fans lap up coverage Arabian Gulf set for bow Clarke eyes the Rich list Grand Slam triumph has even impressed Eddie Jones (left), Australia coach and supreme...
The Test of Prudence
GORDON BROWN, a son of a churchman, should appreciate the biblical significance of his seventh budget on Wednesday. Since he came to power in 1997 the economy has boomed, the tax revenues have exceeded all expectations, and he has been able to spend...
This Is No Time to Be Smug on Racism
Byline: A.N. WILSON WARS bring out the worst in almost everyone. This week, many of us were most distressed by the desecration of British war graves in France, with swastikas and messages that invited the British to "dig up their rubbish and remove...
Tigana Is Ready to Speak out over His Removal
Byline: LEO SPALL JEAN TIGANA is set to talk for the first time tonight about Fulham's decision not to renew his contract as manager at the end of the season. The Frenchman is expected to express his disappointment after three years at the club...
Tricks & Treats; Just the Job
Byline: JUSTINE SPELLAR What a wheelie good idea THE employment team at law firm Withers has produced a handy Parental Rights Wheel to help employers and employees deal with the raft of legislation that comes into force this week. The wheel is...
U900m Xstrata Cash Call to Fund MIM Takeover
Byline: STEVE HAWKES LONDON-LISTED coal mining giant Xstrata ended months of speculation today by agreeing a A$3.4 billion (u1.3 billion) takeover of Australian rival MIM that will be partly funded by the biggest rights issue to hit the City since...
US Tanks Seize Monuments to Saddam Power
Byline: BOB GRAHAM;HUGH DOUGHERTY;PATRICK SAWER US FORCES today smashed their way into central Baghdad, seizing Saddam Hussein's main presidential palace and killing hundreds of Iraqi troops in fierce firefights. After a night of heavy bombing,...
Vieira at Pains to Carry On
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS PATRICK VIEIRA will play through the pain of a niggling knee injury as Arsenal face a testing time in pursuit of the Double. The French midfielder has been troubled by a knee injury for more than a month and wore strapping...
War Digest
DAY 19 US tanks surge through Baghdad, capturing key government buildings Three of Saddam's presidential palaces seized by jubilant troops Republican Guards with RPGs defend information and foreign ministries Little organised resistance from shocked...
WARNING CHEAP BOOKS ARE KILLING OUR AUTHORS; the Heavy Discounting by Book Clubs and Direct Sales Firms Is Putting Writers on the Breadline
Byline: DANUTA KEAN AT the end of last month, authors reading their sixmonthly royalty statements were dismayed to find that they had earned as little as 10 pence per copy. The pitiful return was on hardbacks that had been sold through burgeoning...
We Need a Bit of Luck Now, Admits Roeder
Byline: KEN DYER GLENN ROEDER today admitted his team "need a break from somewhere" if they are to stay in the Premiership-West Ham stretched their unbeaten run to five matches with a 1-1 draw at Southampton yet still lost ground in the relegation...
We Own Baghdad Says US Colonel
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR SADDAM HUSSEIN says he owns Baghdad? Wrong. We own Baghdad. We own his palace. We own his downtown hotels. This is history," US tank commander Colonel David Perkins said. The euphoric message was broadcast from the doorstep...
We Own Baghdad Says US Colonel; TELEVISION REPORTER BROADCASTS EUPHORIC MESSAGE FROM SADDAM'S MAIN PALACE AS KEY PUSH INTO CITY PROGRESSES
SADDAM HUSSEIN owns Baghdad? Wrong. We own Baghdad. We own his palaces. We own his downtown," a US tank commander said. The euphoric message was broadcast to the world from the doorstep of one of Saddam's presidential palaces by American reporter...
WE'RE IN SADDAM'S PALACE; US Troops Seize Key Baghdad Sites in Drive to Take City
Byline: BOB GRAHAM;PATRICK SAWER US FORCES today smashed their way into central Baghdad, seizing Saddam Hussein's main presidential palace in an audacious bid to capture large sections of the city. After a night of heavy bombing, two columns...
What If They Can't Find Saddam?; Coalition Forces Are Winning the Military Battle. but until They Capture the Iraqi Dictator, They Cannot Claim to Have Won This War
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE SADDAM Hussein has taken on the guise of Osama bin Laden. It is no coincidence. He is neither obviously dead nor quite alive, appearing only in doubtful videos, while a range of look-alikes with varying shades of hair-dye...
Why Callum Has to Tone It Down; Insider Road Safety Drive Falls Flat Robbo's Racing Hopes Hobbled *
BANK of America came to London to conquer - but didn't. The sad demise of its UK equities department, where more than 100 were recently made to walk the plank, is perhaps not the best example of renewed Anglo-US relations. Sadder still for star equities...
Xstrata Poised to Clinch Its Move for Miner MIM
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH LONDON-listed mining group Xstrata is expected to announce details later today of its longawaited A$3.5 billion (u1.34 billion) takeover of Australian diversified miner MIM, whose shares were suspended today. Swiss-based...
You Changed My Life Forever,nick; Nathan Williams Speaks for the First Time of His Struggle to Come to Terms with the Trauma of His Friend's Death
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY THE right bicep of Nathan Williams bears two tattoos. The first is a squiggle based on the Harlequins fullback's signature, with a surfer incorporated for good measure. He had it done eight weeks ago in Lanzarote when he was...