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Articles from March 13, 1999

$25M Yankee Doodle Dandy; Lewis Mega-Deal on Table If Brit Mows Down Holyfield in Garden
Byline: JEFF POWELL LENNOX LEWIS is on a promise of the biggest pay-day ever for a British sportsman if he can beat Evander Holyfield for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world this weekend. Promoter Don King is planning a summer...
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All aboard for a Stream of Delights
Byline: ANDY SIMPSON NINE-YEAR-OLD Ellie isn't quite Nancy Blackett of Swallows And Amazons. But she knows the ropes and can steer a safe course on a busy little river Six-year-old Maddy is now an expert on the carrying capabilities of tiny ponies...
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Banks Backs a Tower Execution
Byline: IVAN SPECK THE future of Wembley's Twin Towers appeared more fragile than ever last night after Sports Minister Tony Banks labelled the structures 'just a couple of add-ons'. It now seems certain that they will be pulled down when work...
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Bonn's New Man 'Is Just as Bad'
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM ALARM was growing in Downing Street last night that Germany's new finance minister is another 'Old Labour' style socialist. Jubilation broke out in Number 10 after 'Red' Oskar Lafontaine resigned and was replaced by the supposedly...
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Bradbury Laughing All Way to Bank in This Cash-Crazy World
Byline: BRIAN SCOVELL NO-ONE typifies the mad financial world of English soccer more than Lee Bradbury. The former England Under 21 striker, from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, was a [pounds sterling]700a-month soldier in the Princess of Wales Royal...
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CAUGHT IN THE TAX BACKLASH; Salmond Sparks Threat of Jobs Exodus with Election Cash Pledge
Byline: HAMISH MACDONNELL SCOTLAND was facing the prospect of a jobs exodus last night after Alex Salmond unveiled the SNP's great income tax gamble. The Nationalists were engulfed by an avalanche of criticism, led by the business community,...
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Celebrity Big Guns Line Up for a Shot at the Nats
Byline: WILLIAM CLARK CELEBRITIES joined the battle for control of the Scottish Parliament yesterday as the parties chose to wheel out their best-known supporters. No sooner had superstar Sean Con-nery promised yet again to throw his weight behind...
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Clubber Lara Is Late Again; Sheer Madness as Troubled Captain Plays Fast and Loose
Byline: ALAN FRASER BRIAN LARA spent what could be some of his final few hours as West Indies cricket captain in a Jamaican nightclub called The Asylum. Michael Holding, for one, will consider this an appropriately-named location. The former...
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Corporate Pays for Its Neglect at Home
Byline: MICHAEL WALTERS ALL was well with the world on Monday morning. Two of my tips (Phytopharm and Aro-mascan) had trebled, and there was a bid for Albright & Wilson at 130p, against the tip eight weeks earlier at 60 1/2 p. . . then Corporate...
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Did a Lonely Childhood Make David Linley Say No to a Nanny?
Byline: MARY RIDDELL He may be 12th in line to the throne, but David Linley, son of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon has always prided himself on being a thoroughly modern royal. Now, to prove the point, the furniture maker and his wife Serena...
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Fame? It's All Relative for Phyllida
Byline: Frances Hardy Phyllida Law has the kettle on. `You'd like water?' she says with horrified theatrical emphasis. `Anyone would think it was the Gobi desert. Are you quite sure? Well, they say it washes out toxins, but I ask you, how does...
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Fare Play to Richmond
Byline: PETER JACKSON BEN CLARKE and his shrinking Richmond squad will travel to Reading by coach as usual today - but only because one of the team is paying for it out of his own pocket. At the end of a week which has thrown 28 of the club's...
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Feminists Have Canonised Sylvia Plath Because They Believed That She Committed Suicide as a Result of the Brutal Infidelity of Her Husband Ted Hughes. Now, a Cache of Secret Papers Suggests That in Fact She Too Had Been Unfaithful Feminists Have Canonised Sylvia Plath Because They Believed That She Committed Suicide as a Result of the Brutal Infidelity of Her Husband Ted Hughes
Byline: IAN COBAIN Feminists have canonised Sylvia Plath because they believed that shecommitted suicide as a result of the brutal infidelity of her husbandTed Hughes. Now, a cache of secret papers suggests that in fact she too had been unfaithful...
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FIFA Threat over Nigeria Boycott
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON;DAVID MCDONNELL EVERTON and Leeds incurred the fury of FIFA last night in a row over next month's World Youth Cup in Nigeria. The two clubs have refused to release English and Irish players for the tournament, citing fears...
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Firemen Facing Charges over Death Probe Lies
Byline: LESLEY ROBERTS FIREFIGHTERS accused of lying to an inquiry into the death of a young woman may be charged with perjury. Four officers of Tayside Fire Brigade were heavily criticised by a sheriff this week for bungling a search for 21-year-old...
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From Father and Uncle, New Lungs for Leann; GIRL WHO WAS LOSING FIGHT FOR LIFE IS NOW PLANNING HER WEDDING
Byline: JENNY HOPE LESS than three weeks ago, 19-year-old Leann McKee was confined to a wheelchair, receiving oxygen 24 hours a day and losing her battle for life. Yesterday she was breathing easily for the first time in years and making plans...
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Garbutt Gets Right Message from His Peers
Byline: BRYAN CAMERON IAN GARBUTT drew inspiration from his illustrious stablemates during the second round of the Turespana Masters. The 26-year-old from Doncaster was just one shot off the lead after a second successive 67 left him in contention...
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Hello ! Here Comes Trouble for le Saux and Fowler
Byline: NIGEL CLARKE GRAEME LE SAUX has blamed his confrontation with Robbie Fowler on the curse of Hello magazine. The England left back, Argentinian wife Mariane and baby Georgina were extensively pictured in the glossy magazine which as a...
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It Is a Familiar Family Scene. after a Row over Boyfriends, a Teenager Is Sent to Her Room. in Most Cases That Would Be the End of It. for Emily's Father It Was the Start of a Nightmare ... AS RUNAWAY 14-YEAR-OLD IS FOUND HER FATHER TELLS OF THEIR TENSIONS AT HOME
Byline: REBECCA HARDY EMILY CARRIGAN has a worn, pink teddy bear. Her father Steven gave it to her when she was a baby. She called him Pink Ted and used to take him with her everywhere. But a week ago Emily, 14, stuffed a handful of clothes into...
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I Wanted to Marry Scott Though He Is 25 Years Younger. Why Did He Go? BARBARA WINDSOR ON HER GREAT LOVE AFFAIRS AND THE RECENT BREAK-UP THAT DEVASTATED HER LIFE
Byline: LYNDA LEE-POTTER BARBARA WINDSOR is wearing a cream trouser suit, cream polo-neck jersey, cream high-heeled shoes and looking terrific. 'The old face is still holding up, darling,' she says, but she'd have no qualms about having a facelift....
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Just What Makes a Mother So Special?
Byline: LIBBY PURVES MOTHERING Sunday: once upon a time the servant-girls got the day off to take their mothers a cake, and it lives on as a day of homage. But when you start to get cards as well as give them, it takes on a new resonance. You...
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Land a Bargain by Sea
Byline: SOPHIE BUTLER THERE are several good reasons to book your summer ferry or Chunnel crossing soon. With the end of duty-free sales looming and a lack of competition on the main short sea routes, fares are certain to rise later in the year....
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Latin Lesson for Charles
Byline: SOPHIE CAMPBELL PRINCE Charles danced with Zul-emita - President Menem's daughter - visited the Casa Rosada (a pink version of the White House) and discussed with his Argentine hosts such delicate issues as sovereignty and islands. For...
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Learning at the Local; in Pubs and at Work, Classes to Beat Adult Illiteracy
Byline: TONY HALPIN A MAJOR crusade is to be launched to help the seven million adults in Britain who have serious difficulties with reading, writing and doing basic arithmetic. To reach out to them, lessons may be held in offices, factories,...
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Left Foot Forward and Full Steam Ahead
Byline: HAMISH MACDONNELL ALEX Salmond issued a clarion call to leftwing voters in Scotland yesterday in an attempt to outflank Labour in the race for the Scottish parliament. Mr Salmond used his keynote speech to the SNP conference to commit...
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LEP May Serve a Tasty Dish for the Speculators; SHARES UPDATE
INTRIGUING chap, David Ellingham. He once worked with Tony Berry, but stepped aside as Berry took Blue Arrow public - Berry then got burned as he flew too high. Instead, Ellingham passed his accountancy exams, then popped up in a shell company called...
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Lessons in Life for the Man Who Could Never Be King
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE IT WAS the late Field Marshal the Lord Montgomery of Alamein who perfected the technique. When phoned by a reporter he would shout 'Thank you for calling' and immediately hang up. It appears that our millionaire footballers...
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Lonely No More; ' after Three Years Waiting for Someone to Take Her Home, Viva Leaves Battersea at Last
Byline: CHRIS MAGUIRE HER kennel was warm and comfortable but it was never meant to be home. Last night it was waiting for a new occupant for the first time in three years because Viva, the longest-serving resident at Battersea Dogs' Home, has...
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Long Road to Recovery as Reckitt Starts Cleaning Up
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR RECKITT & COLMAN used to be one of the City's best-kept secrets. Run by quiet, unassuming types, it seemed to be keeping its nose down and building a worldwide empire out of Lem-sip, Dettol and air-fresheners. What...
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Lung Transplant Girl Looks for War D to Marriage and a Future She Thought She'd Never Have
Byline: LESLEY ROBERTS SHE has just made medical history after being given a living lung transplant from her father and uncle. Now Leann McKee plans to use her new lease of life to get married. The university student, who is still in hospital...
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Making a Meal of Delicious Lille
Byline: MARY GREENE LILLE, with its cobbled streets, splendid merchants' houses, haut bourgeois grandeur, chic French shops and unpretentious Flemish cuisine makes a great weekend getaway. The lovely old centre, le Vieux Lille - the birthplace...
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again; after 25 Years, Get Ready for Another Bout of Abba Fever
Byline: NATALIE CLARKE ABBA was one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The other fab four sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide in the Seventies. Famed for gloriously kitsch outfits and unremittingly cheery tunes, Abba had...
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Mick's Your Man
Byline: PETER SCUDAMORE MICK FITZGERALD, who has a handful of choice Cheltenham rides next week, also looks the jockey to follow today. He has two useful rides at Sandown in Mountain Path and well-regarded bumper debutant Dusk Duel. But before...
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Milan Mayhem; United Warning as Police Seize 6,000 Forged Tickets in Dawn Raid
Byline: IVAN SPECK MANCHESTER United's Champions League quarterfinal in Milan next Wednesday has been thrown into chaos following yesterday's discovery of more than 6,000 high-quality forged tickets in Italy. With a huge contingent of United...
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Mistress to a Future King, Adored by Some of Britain's Most Powerful Men, Lillie Langtry Was the Most Desired Woman of Her Age. but She Was Abandoned When She Became Pregnant. Now a Book Tells How She Took Her Revenge Mistress to a Future King, Adored by Some of Britain's Most Powerful Men, Lillie Langtry Was the Most Desired Woman of Her Age. but She Was Abandoned When She Became Pregnant. Now a Book Tells How She Took Her Revenge
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON EARLY in the summer of 1877 the Marquess of Hartington, leader of the Liberals, threw a party at Devonshire House in Piccadilly. It was tantamount to a state occasion: politicians, aristocrats, visiting dignitaries and...
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Mother, I'm Home
Byline: ALICE FOWLER In the dimly lit street, a huddle of figures is waiting, shivering in the cold night air. As our taxi pulls up, a current of excitement surges through them. A middle-aged woman in cardigan and trousers rushes forward and flings...
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Need a Doctor? Try the Chemist
Byline: PRAVIN CHAR DOCTORS could hold lunchtime surgeries in high street chemist stores up and down the country under radical Government plans. The scheme, to be officially announced this month, is part of a drive to make it easier for people...
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Newcastle on Alert as Shearer Pays a Price for Aggressive Style
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER NEWCASTLE believe that Alan Shearer is not being protected from defenders' tackles as a result of his own aggressive style and his habit of complaining to referees. The England captain has been the subject of intense scrutiny...
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No Chance of Survival; Lack of Lifebelts Was Key Factor in Iona Sea Tragedy, Says Report
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK THE tiny island of Iona could have been spared its worst tragedy if the four men who drowned off its coast had been wearing lifejackets. A Marine Accident Investigation report into the tragedy in the Sound of Iona...
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Outcry as Jailed Killers Win Sex Swops on NHS; PRISON CHIEFS' DILEMMA OVER WHERE TO KEEP MEN IN WOMEN'S CLOTHES
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH SIX PRISONERS, including a double murderer and an armed robber, are to be allowed sex change operations on the National Health Service. The decision outraged victim support campaigners, and will create a headache for prison...
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Patio Killer's Evil Past; 15 Year S a Go, He Plotted to Murder Wife and Daughter
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE THE fiance of a millionairess was yesterday jailed for life for murdering her and encasing her severed head in a concrete block. Kenneth Peatfield wanted 54-year-old Susan Craven out of the way so he could inherit her fortune...
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PC in 999 Call Death Crash Sobs as He Is Found Guilty
Byline: KATE HURRY A POLICEMAN who knocked down and killed a pedestrian while answering a 999 call was found guilty of careless driving yesterday. PC Peter Wade was going to the scene of a brawl at a London pub when his van hit 28-year-old Gregory...
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Perfect Placefor a Little Apres-Spree T
Byline: NICKY HOLFORD THERE'S no sign telling visitors they are passing through the French border and into the principality of Andorra. Just the customs men. It is through this same point skiers leave a week or so later, often in trepidation,...
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Preacher Left a Widow's Fortune Finally Loses a Battle of Wills; JUDGE'S [Pounds Sterling]100,000 RULING IN FAVOUR OF DEMENTIA VICTIM'S TWO SONS
Byline: THOMAS PETERKIN A LAY preacher who persuaded a widow suffering from dementia to change her will in his favour yesterday lost his claim to her [pounds sterling]100,000 estate. At the Court of Session in Edinburgh Ronald Wilson was accused...
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Profit- Taking Ends Footsie's Fine Week
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER THE City's reaction to the shock resignation of Oskar Lafontaine, the controversial outspoken German finance minister, was muted. While the German DAX index soared 5.5pc and France's CAC 1.6pc on hopes that his departure will...
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Queen's Medical Files Are Found Dumped by Road; POLICE AND PALACE CONCERN OVER SECURITY LAPSE
Byline: STEPHEN SMITH;PRAVIN CHAR CONFIDENTIAL medical details about the Queen and other members of the Royal Family have been discovered dumped at the side of a road. The files, containing the blood groups of royals and security arrangements...
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Saint or Sinner? Don't Wash Your Hands of Pilate
Byline: A. N. WILSON PILATE: The Biography Of An Invented Man by Ann Wroe (Jonathan Cape, [pounds sterling]17.99) WE MAKE our own Pontius Pilates and it was always so, even when they were writing the Gospels. A friend of mine, a newspaper...
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Sands of Time
Byline: PAUL MANSFIELD YOU heard the wind before you felt it. From down in the dry lake wadi came a rustling of leaves; moments later a night breeze flowed over you like cool water. I lay in my sleeping bag, watching the crescent moon. And...
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SHOCK TRUTH ON TEENAGE SEX; One in Five Girls Aged 16 to 19 Admits Having Multiple Partners
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY THE full extent of teenage promiscuity was revealed in official figures yesterday. Among both girls and boys, one in five admitted having multiple sexual partners in the preceding year. One in 20 girls, and almost twice...
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Soundbites, Spin and Chancellor Brown
HOW quickly the glitter fades. Four days after its ecstatic reception by Labour backbenchers and some sections of the Press, it is already apparent that despite Gordon Brown's brilliant presentation, the Budget is not quite all it was cracked up to...
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Spain Holds Britain to Ransom over Open Borders; HOW GIBRALTAR FALLOUT COULD HINDER FIGHT AGAINST CRIME
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM SPAIN was last night threatening to stop British police joining a Europe-wide computer system that could dramatically aid the fight against criminals, terrorists and illegal immigrants. Madrid said it would veto the plan...
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Stars 'N' Swipes; A Temple of Doom Awaits the Holy Man as Lewis Prepares to Make It His Garden of Eden
Byline: JEFF POWELL IN these haunting, twilight hours before battle erupts, uncertainty stalks the streets of a big-fight city. Lewis or Holyfield? The bookmakers don't know. The odds are so narrow that there is barely the width of a betting...
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Stone Cold over Ginola Vendetta
Byline: RAY MATTS ASTON Villa new boy Steve Stone has no intention of allowing a David Ginola vendetta to interfere with his desire to put the club back on course for Europe. When Stone visited White Hart Lane with Nottingham Forest before Christmas...
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Tackling Big Boys Brought Leaver's Downfall; PREMIER LEAGUE POWER STRUGGLE LOOMS IN AFTERMATH OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S EXIT
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON AS ALL vestiges of Peter Leaver's Premier League reign were being quietly discarded yesterday, the nation's football fans were hardly up in arms mourning the passing of another man in a grey suit. Leaver did not exactly...
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The Cinema Youwear; but It Won't Be Coming to a Shop near You
Byline: RICHARD ALLEYNE THE latest hi-tech toy is taking the world by storm - but not Britain. The Sony Glasstron is a portable cinema packaged in a pair of sunglasses. It enables you to watch the latest cinema releases as you wait for a bus,...
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The Day a Maestro Was Rocked by Rolling Stones; AS YEHUDI MENUHIN DIES AFTER A CAREER SPANNING MORE THAN 70 YEARS .
Byline: GLENYS ROBERTS YEHUDI Menuhin was given his first violin as a toddler. It was a toy one and he threw it in disgust on the ground because 'it wouldn't sing'. By four he was given a proper instrument and by seven Sir Edward Elgar was describing...
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The Horse Whisperer's Greatest Challenge
Byline: MONTY ROBERTS MONTY ROBERTS is the original Horse Whisperer, and the man on whom the recent film starring Robert Redford (right) was based. He has revolutionised the relationship between man and horse, using communication to break them in,...
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The Intelligent Airbag; Device That Can Sense Who's Sitting in the Car Seat Is Safer for Children
Byline: RAY MASSEY AN airbag which can tell the difference between a child, adult or even a briefcase left on a seat has been launched by Ford. It goes off only when absolutely necessary and reflects concern about injuries and deaths caused by...
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The Reformation; Petit and Vieira Back in Harness to Fire Arsenal's Double Assault
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON EMMANUEL PETIT and Patrick Vieira hold the key to Arsenal's hopes of a historic successive Double, manager Arsene Wenger insisted last night. Petit's return to reform Highbury's midfield French connection with his World...
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United Hold No Fears for Gullit
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER RUUD GULLIT could be forgiven for regarding a visit from Manchester United with the trepidation of a china shop owner when the bull arrives on his premises. Yet, he is licking his lips about this afternoon's match as if...
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We'll All Be a Laughing Stock If Fayed Wins
Byline: SIMON HEFFER We'll all be a laughing stock if Fayed wins SINCE he became Home Secretary two years ago, Jack Straw has been trying to put off dealing with a problem that, for some reason, causes him embarrassment. It is what ought to...
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You're a Petal, Mum
Byline: ALAN TITCHMARSH THERE are days in the year when I feel commercial interests have hijacked a festival and turned it into a moneymaking circus. But I have never felt cynical about Mothering Sunday, except when they Americanise it and call...
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Zara, Her Jockey Friend, and Her Blazing Rows with Anne
Byline: INGRID SEWARD HER mother's love of the horse world is well documented. So it is no surprise that Princess Anne's daughter Zara seems to share the same passion. But the country's stableyards are buzzing with talk of the friendship between...
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Zara, Her Jockey Friend, and Her Blazing Rows with Anne; FRANCIS GROWING UP LIKE MOTHER, THE ROYAL REBEL WITH A STUBBORN STREAK
Byline: INGRID SEWARD HER mother's love of the horse world is well documented. So it is no surprise that Princess Anne's daughter Zara seems to share the same passion. But the country's stableyards are buzzing with talk of the friendship between...
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