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Articles from July 1, 2010

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A Brilliant Banker -- One You Could Trust
Byline: IAN IRVINE HIGH FINANCIER: THE LIVES AND TIME OF SIEGMUND WARBURG by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane, [pounds sterling]30) WHAT did Hitler ever do for us? Well, among his many inadvertent gifts are penicillin, Gordonstoun school, the architectural...
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A Brilliant Banker -- One You Could Trust
HIGH FINANCIER: THE LIVES AND TIME OF SIEGMUND WARBURG by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane, Pounds 30) WHAT did Hitler ever do for us? Well, among his many inadvertent gifts are penicillin, Gordonstoun school, the architectural guides of The Buildings of England,...
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Amis and Co Make Hay in Hampstead ; Literary Festival Aims to Appeal to Its Writers in Residence
LONDON'S literary elite are to converge on Hampstead for a star- packed books festival that has been nicknamed "Hamon-Wye".Tickets go on sale today for the three-day event of 50 talks and workshops in September, which has attracted best-selling authors...
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Amis and Co Make Hay in Hampstead; Literary Festival Aims to Appeal to Its Writers in Residence
Byline: Sri Carmichael LONDON'S literary elite are to converge on Hampstead for a star-packed books festival that has been nicknamed "Hamon-Wye". Tickets go on sale today for the three-day event of 50 talks and workshops in September, which has...
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A Pub That's Remade for Girls
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD THE PHENE for food for ambience 9 Phene Street, SW3, [pounds sterling]70 for two including cocktails PUBS have never struck me as being female-friendly. Give me a wine bar or a cocktail lounge. Now traditional Chelsea boozer...
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A Pub That's Remade for Girls
THE PHENE for food for ambience 9 Phene Street, SW3, Pounds 70 for two including cocktails PUBS have never struck me as being female-friendly. Give me a wine bar or a cocktail lounge. Now traditional Chelsea boozer The Phene, once George Best's local,...
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Barclays Takes a Battering over Its Investment Arm ; MARKET ROUND-UP
BARCLAYS today took a bit of a battering as investors fretted over the performance of its investment banking arm.The bank's shares dropped 7.7p to 262.9p after it hinted that a decline in mergers and acquisitions deals and capital markets activity had...
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Barclays Takes a Battering over Its Investment Arm; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin BARCLAYS today took a bit of a battering as investors fretted over the performance of its investment banking arm. The bank's shares dropped 7.7p to 262.9p after it hinted that a decline in mergers and acquisitions deals...
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BBC Tennis Commentator Says Sorry to Young Star for 'Puppy Fat' Remark ; ( Just Look Who's Talking)
A BBC commentator has been forced to apologise to British tennis star Laura Robson after saying she needed to lose her "puppy fat" to improve her game.David Mercer made reference to the 16-year-old's weight while she was playing her second round juniors...
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BBC Tennis Commentator Says Sorry to Young Star for 'Puppy Fat' Remark; ( Just Look Who's Talking)
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A BBC commentator has been forced to apologise to British tennis star Laura Robson after saying she needed to lose her "puppy fat" to improve her game. David Mercer made reference to the 16-year-old's weight while she was...
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Boho Farewell to a Soho Dandy
Byline: Terry Kirby A SELF-CONFESSED dandy, former heroin addict and compulsive user of prostitutes who lived among a collection of human skulls and once staged his own mock crucifixion, artist Sebastian Horsley was a colourful individual, even...
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Diageo Stiffening Its Pension Fund with Malt Whisky
Byline: Nick Goodway DRINKS giant Diageo today moved to top up its pension fund by pouring gallons of the finest Scotch single malt whiskies into it. Between two million and 2.5 million barrels of malt and grain whisky from distilleries including...
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Diageo Stiffening Its Pension Fund with Malt Whisky
DRINKS giant Diageo today moved to top up its pension fund by pouring gallons of the finest Scotch single malt whiskies into it.Between two million and 2.5 million barrels of malt and grain whisky from distilleries including Talisker, Lagavulin, Caol...
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Diageo Stiffening Its Pension Fund with Malt Whisky [Edition 2]
DRINKS giant Diageo today moved to top up its pension fund by pouring gallons of the finest Scotch single malt whiskies into it.Between two million and 2.5 million barrels of malt and grain whisky from distilleries including Talisker, Lagavulin, Caol...
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Does He Really Love Me?
Byline: KATIE LAW WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING? ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU'VE EVER ASKED ABOUT MEN ANSWERED by Zoe Strimpel (Penguin, [pounds sterling]8.99) BRAVE is the writer who's prepared to challenge the brilliant and wise words of Greg Behrendt,...
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Does He Really Love Me?
WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING? ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU'VE EVER ASKED ABOUT MEN ANSWERED by Zoe Strimpel (Penguin, Pounds 8.99) BRAVE is the writer who's prepared to challenge the brilliant and wise words of Greg Behrendt, author of that great modern dating...
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Dogs' Home Calls for Action on Bull Terrier Breeders
Byline: Miranda Bryant BATTERSEA Dogs Home today called on the Government to make dog owners "more accountable" as the number of Staffordshire bull terriers coming into the rescue centre hit an all-time high. Figures show that the breed accounts...
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Dogs' Home Calls for Action on Bull Terrier Breeders
BATTERSEA Dogs Home today called on the Government to make dog owners "more accountable" as the number of Staffordshire bull terriers coming into the rescue centre hit an all-time high.Figures show that the breed accounts for almost half of Battersea's...
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Do My Eyes Deceive Me?
Byline: Brian Sewell The scientific techniques used to tell a genuine painting from a dud are the focus of a new show that only goes to prove that polarised light microscopy and x-rays are no substitute for old-fashioned expertise FAKES, MISTAKES...
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Do My Eyes Deceive Me?
The scientific techniques used to tell a genuine painting from a dud are the focus of a new show that only goes to prove that polarised light microscopy and x-rays are no substitute for old- fashioned expertise FAKES, MISTAKES AND DISCOVERIES National...
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Drunk Oil Trader Heads for Switzerland
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE City trader banned for betting $520million on the oil markets while drunk is pursuing a new career in Switzerland. Steve Perkins, 34, was fined [pounds sterling]72,000 by the Financial Services...
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Drunk Oil Trader Heads for Switzerland
THE City trader banned for betting $520million on the oil markets while drunk is pursuing a new career in Switzerland.Steve Perkins, 34, was fined Pounds 72,000 by the Financial Services Authority this week after single-handedly sending the world oil...
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Early Closing Fears as British Museum Faces Cash Cutbacks
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening. Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this...
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Early Closing Fears as British Museum Faces Cash Cutbacks [Edition 2]
OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening.Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this year meant opening hours were "under review" as an "area...
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Early Closing Fears as British Museum Tries to Meet Cash Cutback Target
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening. Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this...
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Early Closing Fears as British Museum Tries to Meet Cash Cutback Target
OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening.Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this year meant opening hours were "under review" as an "area...
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Elephants Raise Pounds 1m as They Pack Trunks for a New Home
THEY have been patrolling the streets of London for the past few weeks -- but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding their new homes at last.At an auction at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned by artists, designers...
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Elephants Raise Pounds 1 Million as They Pack Trunks for a New Home [Edition 2]
THEY'VE been patrolling London's streets for the past few weeks - - but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding homes at last.At the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned by artists, designers and celebrities, were auctioned,...
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Elephants Raise [Pounds Sterling]1m as They Pack Trunks for a New Home
Byline: Felix Allen THEY have been patrolling the streets of London for the past few weeks -- but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding their new homes at last. At an auction at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned...
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Elephants Raise [Pounds Sterling]1 Million as They Pack Trunks for a New Home
Byline: Felix Allen THEY'VE been patrolling London's streets for the past few weeks -- but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding homes at last. At the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned by artists, designers and...
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England Need Passenger KP to Drive Team Forward from Front Again ; Struggling Batsman Must Become the Key Man at the Crease Once More If He Is to Realise His Dreams. by Tom Collomosse
KEVIN PIETERSEN has become accustomed to driving England's batting in oneday cricket but the team's dramatic improvement in this form of the game is in danger of making him a passenger.England's most gifted batsman made only eight during the 78-run defeat...
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England Need Passenger KP to Drive Team Forward from Front Again; Struggling Batsman Must Become the Key Man at the Crease Once More If He Is to Realise His Dreams. by Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse KEVIN PIETERSEN has become accustomed to driving England's batting in oneday cricket but the team's dramatic improvement in this form of the game is in danger of making him a passenger. England's most gifted batsman made...
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English Elite Squirming as Brazil's 'Rejects' Take the World by Storm
Byline: Simon Johnson in Rustenburg WHEN you think of Brazil, the mind conjures up players with the greatest touch and skills English footballers can only dream of, not to mention talent only a wealthy club owner can buy. Their smooth progression...
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English Elite Squirming as Brazil's 'Rejects' Take the World by Storm
WHEN you think of Brazil, the mind conjures up players with the greatest touch and skills English footballers can only dream of, not to mention talent only a wealthy club owner can buy.Their smooth progression to a World Cup quarter-final against Holland...
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Estate Agent Boards Go Up Again as Ban Expires
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor HUNDREDS of estate agency boards have returned to blight some of the capital's loveliest streets for the first time in 15 years. The For Sale and To Let signs have sprung up in protected conservation...
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Estate Agent Boards Go Up Again as Ban Expires
HUNDREDS of estate agency boards have returned to blight some of the capital's loveliest streets for the first time in 15 years.The For Sale and To Let signs have sprung up in protected conservation areas in Kensington and Chelsea after a council ban...
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Five Places to Bring Your Own Bottle
Byline: Charles Campion ARBUTUS 63-64 Frith Street, W1 (020 7734 4545, arbutusrestaurant.co.uk) Arbutus is an extremely wine-friendly restaurant serving magnificent unfussy French food and almost all the bottles on the list are available by the...
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For Sale: Rare View of Medieval St Paul's ; Long-Lost Sketch Shows Cathedral before 1666 Fire
A RARE, long-lost drawing of the old St Paul's Cathedral made less than a decade before it was destroyed in the Great Fire has turned up for auction.It is one of only two detailed drawings to have survived showing the medieval cathedral, which stood...
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For Sale: Rare View of Medieval St Paul's; Long-Lost Sketch Shows Cathedral before 1666 Fire
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A RARE, long-lost drawing of the old St Paul's Cathedral made less than a decade before it was destroyed in the Great Fire has turned up for auction. It is one of only two detailed drawings to have...
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Galleries Need to Be Far More Business-Savvy
Byline: Olivia Cole IN THE film version of Patrick Marber's great play, Closer, Clive Owen's mildly kinky dermatologist demands his final revenge sex from photographer Julia Roberts, who by this time is in love with Jude Law's morose obituary writer,...
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Galleries Need to Be Far More Business-Savvy
IN THE film version of Patrick Marber's great play, Closer, Clive Owen's mildly kinky dermatologist demands his final revenge sex from photographer Julia Roberts, who by this time is in love with Jude Law's morose obituary writer, over a stiff vodka...
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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 25p 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 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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GET MORE OUT OF YOUR SUMMER ; Spend More Time Enjoying Yourself and Less Time Travelling, by Exploring the Best the South East Has to Offer. Whether It's a Day Trip, Leisurely Weekend or Two-Week Holiday, You'll Be Spoilt for Choice, and It's Great Value Nearer to Home. by Niki Chesworth
YOUR holiday starts sooner if you stay closer to home. Instead of dashing to the airport to queue at the check-in before waiting for a flight -- and then waiting again at the other end for your bags and transfers -- you could simply head straight to...
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GET MORE OUT OF YOUR SUMMER; Spend More Time Enjoying Yourself and Less Time Travelling, by Exploring the Best the South East Has to Offer. Whether It's a Day Trip, Leisurely Weekend or Two-Week Holiday, You'll Be Spoilt for Choice, and It's Great Value Nearer to Home. by Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth YOUR holiday starts sooner if you stay closer to home. Instead of dashing to the airport to queue at the check-in before waiting for a flight -- and then waiting again at the other end for your bags and transfers -- you could...
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Go with the Flow
HEAD downstream to discover a different River Thames -- take a leisurely boat trip through picturesque towns, laze on a river bank with a picnic and explore the historic homes and beautiful countryside as the river winds through Berkshire and Oxfordshire....
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Go with the Flow
HEAD downstream to discover a different River Thames -- take a leisurely boat trip through picturesque towns, laze on a river bank with a picnic and explore the historic homes and beautiful countryside as the river winds through Berkshire and Oxfordshire.For...
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Hague Denies Cabinet Split over Timetable for Afghan Withdrawal
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor WILLIAM HAGUE was today forced to deny a high-level Government split over when to pull out of Afghanistan but said he would be "very surprised" if British forces were needed in five years. The Foreign Secretary...
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Hague Denies Cabinet Split over Timetable for Afghan Withdrawal
WILLIAM HAGUE was today forced to deny a high-level Government split over when to pull out of Afghanistan but said he would be "very surprised" if British forces were needed in five years.The Foreign Secretary attempted to smooth over an apparent rift...
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Hague's New Policy of National Interest
ONE of the best known (political) attributes of William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has been his Euroscepticism. It will, then, come as a relief to those Tories who seek closer ties with Europe, not to mention the federalist-minded Lib-Dems, that...
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Hague's New Policy of National Interest
ONE of the best known (political) attributes of William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has been his Euroscepticism. It will, then, come as a relief to those Tories who seek closer ties with Europe, not to mention the federalist-minded Lib-Dems, that his...
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Hunt for 'Spy Paymaster' Who Skipped Bail in Cyprus
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent AN INTERNATIONAL manhunt was launched today after a key suspect in the alleged Russian spy ring with links to the UK went on the run in Cyprus. Christopher Metsos, 55, who is suspected of being the...
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Hunt for 'Spy Paymaster' Who Skipped Bail in Cyprus
AN INTERNATIONAL manhunt was launched today after a key suspect in the alleged Russian spy ring with links to the UK went on the run in Cyprus.Christopher Metsos, 55, who is suspected of being the paymaster of the ring, failed to report to police after...
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It's a Harsh World out There for the Lost Generation ; More Graduates Are Competing for Fewer Vacancies, at the Same Time as the Public Sector Faces Huge Job Cuts
MY DAUGHTER has just graduated from university.She's going to work unpaid for a charity for three months, then do a bar job or some such to save up to go travelling to South America with a friend, also a new graduate. My nephew has graduated this summer...
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It's a Harsh World out There for the Lost Generation; More Graduates Are Competing for Fewer Vacancies, at the Same Time as the Public Sector Faces Huge Job Cuts
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor MY DAUGHTER has just graduated from university. She's going to work unpaid for a charity for three months, then do a bar job or some such to save up to go travelling to South America with a friend, also a...
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'It Seems to Me Wrong That You Should Have to Remain Together If It Makes for Unhappiness' ; Niall Ferguson's New Book Is Published This Week. the Telegenic Historian Talks to Melanie McDonagh about Money, Life and Sex
MEN, Money and Morality is the title of Niall Ferguson's talk at St Paul's Cathedral next week. It's a grandiloquently large theme; throw in sex as well and you're talking about the human condition. He's a historian of empire, money and war. His latest...
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'It Seems to Me Wrong That You Should Have to Remain Together If It Makes for Unhappiness'; Niall Ferguson's New Book Is Published This Week. the Telegenic Historian Talks to Melanie McDonagh about Money, Life and Sex
Byline: Melanie McDonagh MEN, Money and Morality is the title of Niall Ferguson's talk at St Paul's Cathedral next week. It's a grandiloquently large theme; throw in sex as well and you're talking about the human condition. He's a historian of empire,...
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Jail for Conman Who Took Children in Need Cash
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent AN ASYLUM seeker who swindled charities, including BBC's Children in Need, into paying him [pounds sterling]42,000 in grants has been jailed for three years and seven months. Moses Bushiri, 48, claimed...
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Jail for Conman Who Took Children in Need Cash
AN ASYLUM seeker who swindled charities, including BBC's Children in Need, into paying him Pounds 42,000 in grants has been jailed for three years and seven months.Moses Bushiri, 48, claimed to be helping refugees from war and genocide settle into British...
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Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones. The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
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Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones. The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
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Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones.The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
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Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick [Edition 2]
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones.The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
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Kings Lose Their Crown in Hyde Park's Sonic Mud ; REVIEW
KINGS OF LEON Hyde Park IN A week when a lack of technology is being used to excuse poor performances everywhere, how tempting to put the shortcomings of Kings Of Leon's show down to a sound system muddier than most years at Glastonbury.The truth, however,...
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Kings Lose Their Crown in Hyde Park's Sonic Mud; REVIEW
Byline: RICK PEARSON KINGS OF LEON Hyde Park IN A week when a lack of technology is being used to excuse poor performances everywhere, how tempting to put the shortcomings of Kings Of Leon's show down to a sound system muddier than most years at...
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Lehman Sacked Boss While She Was on Maternity Leave
Byline: Mark Blunden A VICE president of failed bank Lehman Brothers was made redundant while on maternity leave because administrators only wanted staff "who were there", an employment tribunal heard. Elizabeth Spencer, 35, claims she was told...
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Lehman Sacked Boss While She Was on Maternity Leave
A VICE president of failed bank Lehman Brothers was made redundant while on maternity leave because administrators only wanted staff "who were there", an employment tribunal heard.Elizabeth Spencer, 35, claims she was told by a senior personnel worker...
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Let's Not Be Spooked by Inflation Fears
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT TWO weeks ago, Bank of England monetary policy committee member Andrew Sentance decided to go public with his concerns about inflation, and his fears that it was just too virulent for this stage in the economic...
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Let's Not Be Spooked by Inflation Fears
TWO weeks ago, Bank of England monetary policy committee member Andrew Sentance decided to go public with his concerns about inflation, and his fears that it was just too virulent for this stage in the economic cycle.The Bank then clearly decided he...
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LOOK MICHAEL, ME OL' CHINA, WE ALL SPEAK JAFAICAN NOW, INNIT? ; Cockney, One of the World's Most Famous Dialects, Will Disappearwithin 30 Years, According to Reports This Week. Harry Mount Discovers Why -- and What Is Replacing It on the Streets of London
EVEN Professor Henry Higgins -- rarely lost for words -- would be dumbfounded. New research shows that the cockney dialect he battled so hard to beat out of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady will disappear from London's streets within a generation.As its...
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LOOK MICHAEL, ME OL' CHINA, WE ALL SPEAK JAFAICAN NOW, INNIT? Cockney, One of the World's Most Famous Dialects, Will Disappearwithin 30 Years, According to Reports This Week. Harry Mount Discovers Why -- and What Is Replacing It on the Streets of London
Byline: Harry Mount EVEN Professor Henry Higgins -- rarely lost for words -- would be dumbfounded. New research shows that the cockney dialect he battled so hard to beat out of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady will disappear from London's streets...
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Make Holidays Work for You ; Air Strikes, Ash Clouds and Economics Are Fuelling a Return to Holidays at Home. It All Means More Jobs in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. by Linda Whitney
WHILE the rest of the economy is going through a turbulent time, there is one sector that has seen a sharp rise in recruitment -- hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism."Almost half of employers in this sector recruited new staff in the year to 2010,"...
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Make Holidays Work for You; Air Strikes, Ash Clouds and Economics Are Fuelling a Return to Holidays at Home. It All Means More Jobs in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. by Linda Whitney
Byline: Linda Whitney WHILE the rest of the economy is going through a turbulent time, there is one sector that has seen a sharp rise in recruitment -- hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. "Almost half of employers in this sector recruited...
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Microsoft Has to Scrap Phone as Apple Rules
Byline: Gideon Spanier City Correspondent MICROSOFT today axed its latest mobile phone and Amazon slashed the price of its Kindle digital reading device as both battle to keep up with arch-rival Apple's iPhone and iPad. Apple sold 1.7 million...
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Microsoft Has to Scrap Phone as Apple Rules
MICROSOFT today axed its latest mobile phone and Amazon slashed the price of its Kindle digital reading device as both battle to keep up with arch-rival Apple's iPhone and iPad.Apple sold 1.7 million of the new iPhone4 in three days after its June 24...
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Murray Insists He Can Cope with Expectation
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent, at Wimbledon ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's...
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Murray Insists He Can Cope with Expectation [Edition 2]
ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's semi-final.Murray, who reached the last four at Wimbledon for...
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Murray Insists He Can Cope with the Weight of Wimbledon Expectation
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent, at Wimbledon ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's...
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Murray Insists He Can Cope with the Weight of Wimbledon Expectation
ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's semi-final.Murray, who reached the last four at Wimbledon for...
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Murray's Girls ; as Andy Murray Faces Nadal in the Wimbledon Semi-Finals Tomorrow, His Official Biographer Sue Mott Reveals the Truth about the Women Behind His Success
THE business of pulverising his way to the semi-finals of Wimbledon at 23 has not left Andy Murray much opportunity for getting in touch with his feminine side. But there is one. The formation of Britain's number one tennis player has been hugely influenced...
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Murray's Girls; as Andy Murray Faces Nadal in the Wimbledon Semi-Finals Tomorrow, His Official Biographer Sue Mott Reveals the Truth about the Women Behind His Success
Byline: Sue Mott THE business of pulverising his way to the semi-finals of Wimbledon at 23 has not left Andy Murray much opportunity for getting in touch with his feminine side. But there is one. The formation of Britain's number one tennis player...
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Muslim Pupils Taken out of Music Lessons 'Because Islam Forbids Playing an Instrument'
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent SCHOOLS are allowing Muslim families to withdraw their children from music lessons because learning an instrument is forbidden according to some Islamic beliefs. Hundreds of pupils are thought to have...
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Muslim Pupils Taken out of Music Lessons 'Because Islam Forbids Playing an Instrument'
SCHOOLS are allowing Muslim families to withdraw their children from music lessons because learning an instrument is forbidden according to some Islamic beliefs.Hundreds of pupils are thought to have been removed from state school music classes despite...
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Muslim Pupils Taken out of Music Lessons 'Because Islam Forbids Playing an Instrument' [Edition 2]
SCHOOLS are allowing Muslim families to withdraw their children from music lessons because learning an instrument is forbidden according to some Islamic beliefs.Hundreds of pupils are thought to have been removed from state school music classes despite...
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Nearly 70,000 Graduates on Dole or Doing Dead-End Jobs
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent ALMOST 70,000 university graduates are on the dole or working in factories, shops or bars after failing to find good jobs in the recession. Of last year's leavers, more than 50,000 have not landed graduate-level...
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Nearly 70,000 Graduates on Dole or Doing Dead-End Jobs
ALMOST 70,000 university graduates are on the dole or working in factories, shops or bars after failing to find good jobs in the recession.Of last year's leavers, more than 50,000 have not landed graduate- level posts while another 20,000 are thought...
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Olympics Pay Price of Efficiency as Government Tries to Claw Back Funds
Byline: Matthew Beard Olympics Correspondent THE Government is hoping for [pounds sterling]400 million cashback from the Olympic budget thanks to the smooth running of the 2012 construction project. Ministers think the [pounds sterling]1.2 billion...
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Olympics Pay Price of Efficiency as Government Tries to Claw Back Funds
THE Government is hoping for Pounds 400 million cashback from the Olympic budget thanks to the smooth running of the 2012 construction project.Ministers think the Pounds 1.2 billion contingency fund granted to the Olympic Delivery Authority is no longer...
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Oona: I'd Take More Control over Met Police
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor LABOUR mayoral candidate Oona King said today she would seize more operational control of the Metropolitan Police if she won the City Hall job. The former MP, who is running against Ken Livingstone, agreed...
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Oona: I'd Take More Control over Met Police
LABOUR mayoral candidate Oona King said today she would seize more operational control of the Metropolitan Police if she won the City Hall job.The former MP, who is running against Ken Livingstone, agreed with Tory plans for directly elected police chiefs,...
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Our Prisons Just Teach Criminality
JACK Straw attacks Ken Clarke's calls for fewer people to be locked up and for more community sentences as an out-of-touch, middle-class view of crime. I am not middle-class. I served 13 years in prison and I know that the last government was clueless...
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Our Prisons Just Teach Criminality
JACK Straw attacks Ken Clarke's calls for fewer people to be locked up and for more community sentences as an out-of-touch, middle-class view of crime.I am not middle-class. I served 13 years in prison and I know that the last government was clueless...
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PADDLING, THE PAVILION AND PARADES -- THE SEASIDE BRIGHTON STYLE ; London's Favourite Seaside Haunt, with Its Iconic Pier, Beaches, Bars and Royal Pavilion, Has a Summer Full of Exciting Events
It's not just that Brighton is so easy to get to -- less than an hour and Pounds 15 on the train from several London stations -- it is also the laid-back vibe, the crowd-pulling beach and the exciting array of events that ensures this seaside city is...
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PADDLING, THE PAVILION AND PARADES -- THE SEASIDE BRIGHTON STYLE; London's Favourite Seaside Haunt, with Its Iconic Pier, Beaches, Bars and Royal Pavilion, Has a Summer Full of Exciting Events
It's not just that Brighton is so easy to get to -- less than an hour and [pounds sterling]15 on the train from several London stations -- it is also the laid-back vibe, the crowd-pulling beach and the exciting array of events that ensures this seaside...
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Byline: WILLIAM LEITH JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer (Canongate, [pounds sterling]7.99) WHEN you buy this book, you will see huge praise for it on the cover. Dyer is compared to Proust, Lawrence and Kingsley Amis. The praise is...
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Police Team Saves Record Number of Children from Web Paedophiles
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent A RECORD number of children were rescued from paedophiles prowling the internet last year, a specialist police unit said today. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said it safeguarded...
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Police Team Saves Record Number of Children from Web Paedophiles
A RECORD number of children were rescued from paedophiles prowling the internet last year, a specialist police unit said today.The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said it safeguarded 278 youngsters over the past 12 months.The number was...
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Putting the Boot into Back-Room Generals
Byline: Nick Goodway AT LAST the boardrooms of Britain are starting to fight back against the corporate governance do-gooders. In a rollicking speech to the Institute for Turnaround, Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, put it pretty bluntly....
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Putting the Boot into Back-Room Generals
AT LAST the boardrooms of Britain are starting to fight back against the corporate governance do-gooders.In a rollicking speech to the Institute for Turnaround, Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, put it pretty bluntly."Boards exist fundamentally...
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Roar Power Gives Briton the Look of a Champion
Byline: Dan Jones ONE of the most bracing experiences you can have at any sporting match is to hear, above the rumble of the crowd, a yelp, or a howl, or a plain old roar from one of the competitors. There is something powerfully emotive about...
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