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Articles from December 10, 2010

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Abbas Gushing over Heritage; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster CASH has been burning a hole in Shamsul Azhar Abbas's pocket ever since he was appointed chief executive of Petronas, Malaysia's state energy group earlier this year. He wanted to buy Dana Petroleum but lost out to Korea...
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A Jolie Adventure for Johnny as He Does Cary Grant
The Tourist (12A) Verdict: Preposterous tosh, but hugely enjoyable ** HAVE you ever watched an old Hitchcock caper starring Cary Grant and murmured 'they don't make them like that any more'? If so, The Tourist is the picture for you. It's...
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Alex Sends a Reminder to Wasps
Byline: DAVID KENT Oxford Univ 21pts Camb Univ 10pts OXFORD centre Alex Cheesman improved his chances of a contract with Wasps, despite inflicting Varsity Match misery on his club coach, Shaun Edwards, at Twickenham yesterday. Cheesman,...
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All We Have Left Is an Image of a Coffin and a Lock of Hair; Family's Heartbreak over Son Brutally Killed by a Criminal on Bail
Byline: Olivia Kelleher THE mother of a man who was murdered and dumped on waste ground by a vicious drug dealer out on bail has lashed out at the failings of the country's court system. Cork man John McManus, 25, was left with over 100 injuries...
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All Wrapped Up and Ready to Read; BOOKS FOR HER Never Mind the Sparkly Jewellery and Posh Shoes, Here Are Five Novels Any Woman Would Be Glad to Find under the Tree
SKIPPY DIES Paul Murray (Hamish Hamilton [euro]14.99) SEABROOK College, Dublin, has everything that you'd expect of a boys' boarding school, including eccentric teachers and drugdealing pupils. Plonk a girls' school down next door, and you've...
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All Wrapped Up and Ready to Read; CHRISTMAS FICTION
BOOKS FOR HER Never mind the sparkly jewellery and posh shoes, here are five novels any woman would be glad to find under the tree THE FINKLER QUESTION Howard Jacobson (Cape [pounds sterling]18.99) HOWARD Jacobson's Booker-winning tragi-comedy...
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Amazon Is Targeted by the Cyber Anarchists - and Is Whitehall Next?
Byline: Colin Fernandez COMPUTER hackers supporting the WikiLeaks whistleblowing campaign tried to bring down the Amazon website yesterday as fears grew that the British government will be next. Whitehall ramped up its defences against a cyber...
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Amazon Targeted by the Cyber Anarchists
Byline: Colin Fernandez THE UK could be the next target of the WikiLeaks computer hackers, it was claimed yesterday. The Government ramped up its defences against cyber attack after the hackers tried to bring down the website of online retailer...
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A New Dawn for Narnia
Byline: by Chris Tookey The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (PG) Verdict: Hooray! ***** Of Gods And Men (15) Verdict: A heartfelt parable **** The Shop Around The Corner (U) Verdict: It's a wonderful film *****...
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Annuity Switch
Byline: COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor DAVID Cameron's government has followed through with its promise to reshape annuities, which requires people to convert their pension pots into a regular stream of income by the age of 75. This has...
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Arrogance, Incompetence and a Shameful Bid to Hide the Truth about the Bank Collapse That Nearly Ruined Britain
Byline: by Alex Brummer CITY EDITOR THE refusal to make public the report into the catastrophic failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland tells us a great deal about the arrogance and hopeless judgment of the City's financial regulator. While the...
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Ashes Shorts
MIKE GATTING has urged Ricky Ponting to quit as captain to prolong his Test career. 'If you took the captaincy off him, or he walks, Ricky might be a better player without having to worry about the trials and tribulations of a captain,' said Gatting,...
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Ashes Shorts
CHRIS TREMLETT, the hot favourite to replace Stuart Broad in the third Test at Perth, had a catch dropped in the first over of England's tour match against Victoria this morning. Matt Prior, fielding at third slip with Steve Davies taking the gloves,...
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A Very Jolie Adventure for Johnny as He Does Cary Grant
The Tourist (12A) Verdict: Preposterous tosh, and hugely enjoyable ***** HAVE you ever watched an old Hitchcock caper starring Cary Grant and murmured 'they don't make them like that any more'? If so, The Tourist is the picture for you. It's...
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Banned from the Commons; Disgrace of the Ex-Ministers Caught in Undercover Sting over Cash for Access
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent THREE former Labour ministers will almost certainly be barred from the Commons for up to five years after touting themselves to lobbying firms in a 'cash for access' scandal. The disgraced ex-MPs...
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Bath Battle Is Make or Break Time, Says Court
Byline: CIARAN DONAGHY MUCH was expected of Ulster this season but prop Tom Court admits that defeat to Bath at Ravenhill tomorrow could spell the end of the province's Heineken Cup hopes. Third in Pool 4, a win for Brian McLaughlin's outfit...
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Bloodied Bobbies Who Held the Hate Filled Mob
Byline: Charlotte Gill, Ryan Kisiel and Eleanor Harding THEY faced a merciless hail of rocks, bottles, flares, paint bombs, snooker balls, fireworks, bricks and steel barriers. By last night six police officers were seriously ill in hospital...
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Bloodied Bobbies Who Held the Hate Filled Mob
Byline: Charlotte Gill, Ryan Kisiel , Laura Caroe THEY faced a merciless hail of rocks, bottles, flares, paint bombs, snooker balls, fireworks, bricks and steel barriers. By last night six police officers were seriously ill in hospital after...
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Boyzone and Kym's Corrie-Oke
Byline: Sandra Mallon IT'S the karaoke line-up that would leave punters choking on their hot-pots in the Rovers Return. To celebrate 50 years of Coronation Street, Keith Duffy called on his Boyzone bandmates to perform No Matter What with Kym...
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Bruce: Sacking Will Deter Young Bosses
Byline: COLIN YOUNG SUNDERLAND manager Steve Bruce admits he would not go into management if he was a player nearing retirement following the sacking of Chris Hughton. Bruce, who led the calls for Hughton to be handed a new contract by newcastle...
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Bruce: Sacking Will Deter Young Bosses
Byline: COLIN YOUNG STEVE BRUCE admits he would not go into management now if he was a player nearing retirement following the sacking of chris Hughton. The Sunderland boss, who led the calls for Hughton to be handed a new contract by Newcastle...
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Cameron Backs Family Life
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor DAVID Cameron today puts marriage and the family back at the heart of government policy, calling families 'immeasurably important'. The Prime Minister renews his pledge to bring in tax breaks for marriage,...
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Cameron to Step Up His Support for the Family
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor DAVID Cameron today puts marriage and the family back at the heart of government policy - calling families 'immeasurably important'. The Prime Minister renews his pledge to bring in tax breaks for marriage,...
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CAN JACKO EVER REST IN PEACE? an Album of 'New' Songs He Didn't Want Released. Claims His Vocals Are Faked. and ANOTHER Bitter Family Battle over His Millions. Yes, Wacko's Back!
Byline: by Nicole Lampert HOW ironic. In Breaking News, one of the songs included on Michael Jackson's posthumous album, he sings about 'Everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson'. Because 18 months after his death, the fight over Jackson and...
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Can Pards Hammer His Way to Victory on Tyneside?
Byline: COLIN YOUNG reveals the strengths of the new man who has taken the reins Falling gates, fading players and a funereal atmosphere greeted alan Pardew's arrival at West Ham. newcastle aren't the first club to have reacted to his appointment...
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Can Pards Hammer His Way to Victory on Tyneside? COLIN YOUNG Reveals the Strengths of the New Man Who Has Taken the Reins
FallIng gates, fading players and a funereal atmosphere greeted alan Pardew's arrival at West Ham. newcastle aren't the first club to have reacted to his appointment with doubts. Once he had addressed matters on the field at Upton Park, Pardew turned...
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Cheryl and Cher-L... No Wonder Our Girl Never Had a Chance
Byline: Sandra Mallon SHE'S been described as Cheryl Cole's Mini-Me and Cher Lloyd is already primed for an assault on the charts, win or lose in this weekend's X Factor. As Mary Byrne licks her wounds at home after being dumped in the semifinal...
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'Clone' Farmer Cleared; Scot Ponders Legal Action after Probe by Government
Byline: Alistair Munro JUST a few weeks ago, his dairy herd was at the centre of a cloned cattle row that raged around the world. But now the Government has ruled that Scottish farmer Stephen Innes did not do anything wrong by allowing meat from...
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Cold Blast as Gazza Vacates the Hotbed
Byline: by MICHAEL WALKER Standing in the d i r t y s n o w outside the main e n t r a n c e t o Pi lgr im Street police station in the cent re of newcast l e yesterday morning, the thought occurred: 'What would arthur appleton make of all this?'...
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Cold Comfort as Alex Says Sorry; Frozen Scotland; Salmond Admits Executive 'Should Have Done Better'
Byline: Alan Roden and Maureen Culley ALEX Salmond yesterday issued a grovelling apology for his administration's failure to cope with this week's big freeze. The First Minister conceded that officials and ministers 'should have done much better'...
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Cold Snaps
Livvy feeLing the pinch SeconD Division leaders Livingston are facing up to the massive financial hit of almost two months without a home match. The pitch at Almondvale is still buried under three feet of snow, meaning tomorrow's clash with Ayr United...
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Collins Defies Houllier with Late Partying; FOOTBALL SHORTS
JAMES CollinS has added to Gerard Houllier's problems by partying at a Birmingham nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning before Monday night's 3-0 defeat by liverpool. it is the last thing the Aston Villa boss needs as he heads into tomorrow's...
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Cor Blimey, It's Billie Doolittle
Byline: Baz Bamigboye DAvID JASON is being wooed to return to the West End stage wi t h An g e l a Lansbury, Rupert Everett and Billie Piper. It's all dependent on everyone saying yes at the same time. The play would be Philip Prowes's Chichester...
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COWELL'S OVER EXPOSED FACTOR; as He Promises Shows in Britain and the U.S
Byline: by Nicole Lampert and Spencer Bright THE controversies are almost over for another year. But The X Factor will never be the same again. Next year, Simon Cowell will have a U.S. version of the show and he is determined to make it bigger...
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COWELL'S OVER XPOSED FACTOR; as He Promises Another U.S. Show
Byline: by Nicole Lampert, Spencer Bright THE controversies are almost over for another year. But the X Factor will never be the same again. Next year, Simon Cowell will have a U.S. version of the show and he is determined to make it even bigger...
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Crazy, Yes - but I Empathise with Any Person Who Risks Their Life for a Dog
Byline: by Bel Mooney SHE was, without doubt, utterly mad. A woman walking with her Labrador beside a frozen river hears the crack of ice and sees her beloved dog fall into the water. She doesn't wonder if the ice can possibly bear her weight,...
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Creature Comforts! How Britain's Wildlife Keeps Toasty in All That Snow
Byline: by Robin Page HERE in my study I am trying to thaw out. I have just been to feed my cows and check the sheep, and now I am inside and have stopped moving I am cold -- despite the central heating, my long johns and the woolly hat I am still...
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Critics' Choice
POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY Unreported World, 7.30pm, Ch4 THE FINAL report of the series comes from Thailand, where the excellent Aidan Hartley reports on the millions of people who are locked in an increasingly violent struggle over the future of their...
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Critics' Choice
POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY Unreported World, 7.30pm, Ch4 THE FINAL report of the series comes from Thailand, where the excellent Aidan Hartley reports on the millions of people who are locked in an increasingly violent struggle over the future of their...
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Critics Slam Government Levy on Bankers as 'Puny'
Byline: Hugo Duncan THE government yesterday said it will raise an extra [pounds sterling]400m from the new bank levy - but it was immediately accused of going 'soft' on bankers. The tax, charged on the size of bank balance sheets, will raise...
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DECK THE HALLS; INTERIORS; Have Fun Decorating Every Room in Your Home for the Festive Celebrations
Byline: Lara Sargent THE best part about Christmas (apart from the pressies and the time off) is decorating your home. While the tree may be the centrepiece, don't forget to adorn every room with a generous sprinkling of festive magic. 'Christmas...
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Deliciously Bitter Slice of Suburbia
Byline: Reviews by Quentin Letts Season's Greetings (Royal national theatre) Verdict: Cracker of a Christmas show ***** MIDDLE England's greatest playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has an ear for failure, for suburbia's silent grievings. They...
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Deliciously Bitter Slice of Surburbia
Byline: Quentin Letts Season's Greetings (Royal National Theatre) Verdict: Cracker of a Christmas show ***** MIDDLE England's greatest playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has an ear for failure, for suburbia's silent grievings. They have seldom...
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Desecration of a Holy Tree; Were Anti-Christians Behind Pilgrimage Site Attack?
Byline: Luke Salkeld STANDING proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters. The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been...
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Desmond Is Accused of Collusion with Ticketmaster
Byline: Helen Bruce DENIS Desmond has been accused of fraudulently suppressing ticket sales in collusion with worldwide ticket agency Ticketmaster. His former business partner Eamonn McCann said during the course of a High Court action he was...
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Doak Close to Top-Tier Comeback; Golf
Byline: NICK RODGER CHRIS DOAK moved to the brink of a return to the European Tour in the fifth round of the qualifying school final at PGA Catalunya in Girona yesterday. The reigning Scottish PGA champion posted a neatly assembled four-under 68...
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DON'T TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS; the Ashes -- Third Test Countdown; the Star Paceman Is Flying Home for His Baby's Birth and KP's Been Caught Speeding. It's Only 1-0, So
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent reports from Melbourne IT WAS Nasser Hussain who said in these pages, after Kevin Pietersen's brilliant double hundred in the Adelaide Test: 'Let him drive a Ferrari if he wants to. Let him go. Let him be...
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DON'T TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS; the Star Paceman Is Flying Home for His Baby's Birth and KP's Been Caught Speeding. It's Only 1-0, So
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent reports from Melbourne IT WAS Nasser Hussain who said in these pages, after Kevin Pietersen's brilliant double hundred in the Adelaide Test: 'Let him drive a Ferrari if he wants to. Let him go. Let him be...
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Don't Write Us off ... We Are Not Finished like Liverpool
Byline: by MATT BARLOW JOHN TERRY may at last be free of the pain in his right leg caused by a nerve problem, but he still hurts when Chelsea are beaten. When they lose four out of eight, it gets a whole lot worse, and the captain admits the Barclays...
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Don't Write Us off ... We Are Not Finished like Liverpool; Crisis at the Bridge
Byline: by MATT BARLOW jOHn TERRY may at last be free of the pain in his right leg caused by a nerve problem, but he still hurts when Chelsea are beaten. When they lose four out of eight, it gets a whole lot worse, and the captain admits the Barclays...
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Downloading a Pile of Grief
Byline: COMMENT by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor HMV finds itself in a horrible place. Forget, for the moment, the snow excuses, which are certain to melt under scrutiny, and focus on what the company does. In the last couple of years chief executive...
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DOWNTON IT AIN'T! with a Sex-Crazed Maid, a Peeping Tom Footman and a Vicious Monkey, the New Upstairs, Downstairs Is the Year's Raciest Costume Drama
Byline: by David Wigg EVERY room in the magnificent town house at 165 Eaton Place in London's Belgravia is furred with dust and the once-sparkling chandeliers are dimmed by a coating of cobwebs. Once, it was the centre of a glittering social scene,...
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Dr Crokes on Call; Kingdom Side Eager for Munster Decider to Get the Green Light
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD Weary of the waiting game, Dr Crokes boss Harry O'Neill is praying that a pitch inspection of the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick today will give the green light for Sunday's aIB Munster club final clash with Nemo rangers. ...
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Electric Cars Are All Very Well, but in a Crisis Give Me a Gas Guzzling 4x4; LETTERS
We're told 11 million electric cars will soon be on our roads (Mail). Consider this: a pal of mine -- an only child, who lives alone -- has an electric car (not a hybrid) and is for ever boasting how many polar bears haven't died because of it. ...
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Emma's Wizard after Harry Potter
Byline: Baz Bamigboye FILM CHIEFTAIN Harvey Weinstein wants to take Emma Watson under his wing and mould a big post-Harry Potter screen career for her. The studio boss was getting all excited (professionally!) over Emma after seeing her on the...
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England Visit Will Be Music to Fai's Ears
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN ONE country's misfortune is another's opportunity. From the grim wreckage of England's doomed World Cup bid, comes a welcome shard of light for its poverty-stricken neighbour. Had the break of FIFA's politicallycharged...
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Enjoy the Thaw. It Won't Last for Long
Byline: Sandra Murphy IT'S been a long time coming but we're finally about to enjoy a brief break from the worst winter weather in decades, but don't get too comfortable - temperatures will plunge again next week. After more than a week of snow,...
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Facebook Founder's [Pounds Sterling]2billion Giveaway; at Just 26, He Promises to Donate Half of His Wealth
Byline: From Daniel Bates in New York AT the age of 26, he is already one of the richest men in the world. Now Mark Zuckerberg is to become one of the most generous, after vowing to donate half his [pounds sterling]4.4billion fortune to charity....
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Factories Front Britain's Revival; City FOCUS
Byline: Hugo Duncan BRITAIN is once again looking to manufacturing for growth and jobs after decades of neglect. The UK's over-reliance on the financial sector and government spending has been brutally exposed by the banking crisis and global...
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Familiar Faces Lie in Wait for Rangers
Byline: MARK WILSON FOR RANGERS, a reminder of past disappointment or a reunion with an old foe could lie ahead in their European journey. Wednesday night's Champions League results confirmed the Ibrox club will be unseeded in the draw for the last...
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Fears for the Elderly over Fresh Cuts to Council Cash
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter SCORES of council-run care homes and day centres across Scotland face the axe under looming public spending cuts. Lifeline services for the elderly, including meals on wheels and home helps, are...
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Festive Albums
Byline: AT; TULLY POTTER GLEE CAST: The Music, The Christmas Album (Columbia) THE Glee phenomenon shows no sign of waning, and this is another winning spin-off. The cast of the U.S. TV show tackle a mixture of festive classics and pop standards,...
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Financial Watchdog Spent [Pounds Sterling]600,000 on Christmas Parties during Credit Crunch
Byline: Becky Barrow and Natalie Holt BRITAIN'S financial regulator has spent more than [pounds sterling]600,000 on Christmas parties since the credit crunch began, it admitted yesterday. The enormous amount was laid out while the Financial Services...
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Financial Watchdog Spent [Pounds Sterling]600,000 on Christmas Parties during Credit Crunch
Byline: Becky Barrow, Natalie Holt BRITAIN'S financial regulator has spent more than [pounds sterling]600,000 on Christmas parties since the credit crunch began, it admitted yesterday. The enormous amount was laid out while the Financial Services...
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FINN FEELING A CHILL WIND; Mixu Has to Scratch His Head as Match Bites Dust
Byline: by STEPHEN MCGOWAN FROM Mixu Paatelainen yesterday came the merest hint of disgust. The Kilmarnock manager hails from a landscape where temperatures of -17C are a minor inconvenience. When snow and ice wrap themselves around the Finnish...
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Five Luxury Weekend Breaks at Lynch Hotels Must Be Won
THE WEATHER'S grim, the Budget... well, let's forget all that. And what better way to get away from it all than with a family break of two nights' B&B and one evening meal at any of the seven Lynch Hotels in Clare, Limerick or Mayo? Enter our contest...
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Five Months after My Eye Went Wonky, the NHS Still Hasn't Told Me If It Can Be Treated. Call Me a Wimp, but I'd Quite like to Know
Byline: TOM UTLEY FROM the outset, I cannot stress too strongly that my recent treatment by the NHS is no horror story. I've suffered no pain. Nobody has been anything but kind and polite to me. No friend or relation of mine, thank God, has been...
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Fly Guys Eagles Warming to Life in the Fast Lane
Byline: PETER DOHERTY For the past four seasons demons and Killester have been the behemoths of the Nivea Superleague but now they find their place under threat from the fast-improving uL eagles. Killester and demons have both completed trebles...
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Follow the Pack to Hunt out a Quiet Rural Retreat
Byline: by Jenny Shields FOXHUNTING plays a vital role in Scotland's rural economy and for many keen followers, living in an area where hunting forms a major part of the social life is an important factor when it comes to looking for a property....
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Galway's Leinster Future Could Be in Doubt; Tribal Warfare
Byline: JOHN FALLON DOUBTS have emerged about Galway's continued participation in the Leinster hurling championship after a motion to include their minor and under 21 sides met with a lukewarm response. Officials from Galway will now meet their...
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Gathering Creditors Threaten Legal Action
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter SCOTS taxpayers' could be forced to bail out creditors left out of pocket by a disastrous Homecoming event kept going with a 'secret' [pounds sterling]180,000 loan from SNP ministers. A group...
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Gerrard Gives Up on Toon Return
Byline: DOMINIC KING STEVEN GERRARD has lost his battle to return to Liverpool's starting line-up at Newcastle tomorrow. Gerrard had targeted the Barclays Premier League match for his comeback after tearing a hamstring on November 17 at the end...
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GOLDEN OLDIES; Age Is Just a Number for Elder Statesmen Steeped in Success
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN SIR ALEX FERGUSON (69) The grandaddy of them all has won two Champions League titles, two European Cup Winners' Cups and every domestic honour available north and south of the border, building the greatest team in Aberdeen's...
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Hail, the Norman Conquests!
Byline: PATRICK MARMION Me And My Girl (Crucible theatre) Verdict: It's a ruddy corker! ***** I COULD'VE sworn Norman Wisdom was busy pushing up daisies, but blow me if his ghost hasn't turned up in Sheffield for this exuberant revival of...
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Heard the One about the Witty Computer?
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor MANY would say the minds behind our Christmas cracker jokes have already taken the cringe-worthy punchline to the point of perfection. But if they ever do get stuck, they can now draw on the help of...
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Heard the One about the Witty Computer?
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Correspondent MANY would say the minds behind our Christmas cracker jokes have already taken the cringe-worthy punchline to the point of perfection. But if they ever do get stuck, they can now draw on the...
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Hearts of STONE; Tynecastle Five Make a Mean Defensive Machine
Byline: by MARK WILSON THE Arctic weather may have damaged the main stand at Tynecastle this week, with snow and ice pulling down piping, but one aspect of Hearts has been unbreakable since autumn turned to winter. In four victories during November,...
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He Deserves His Bonus; Wife of Banker Who Triggered [Euro]40million Christmas Sweetener to AIB Fat-Cats Says That Husband and His Cronies Deserve Payout
Byline: Catherine Fegan THE wife of the AIB trader who triggered a [euro]40million payout to bank staff says he was 'entitled' to his bonus. Almost 2,400 AIB employees will receive cheques for the deferred 2008 payout this month as a result of...
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Help! Our Snowman's under the Weather
Byline: Paul Sims WHEN Karl Broadbent's daughters asked him to build a snowman as big as the house, it was always going to be a tall order. But instead of laughing it off he grabbed a set of ladders, a large bucket and rose to the challenge....
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High and Dry - Million of Us Face Weekend with No Water
Byline: Ferghal Blaney HOMEOWNERS across the country will have their water cut off this weekend as local authorities impose a strict rationing regime. More than 1.5million people will find their taps running dry amid fears of a critical shortage...
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HIGH STREET FURY AT SNP SHOPS TAX; Supermarkets Threaten to Shun Scotland over Rates Hike
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter SUPERMARKETS and major High Street stores are preparing to shun Scotland in protest at a crippling 35 per cent tax hike by the SNP. Industry leaders yesterday launched an unprecedented attack on...
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HMVadmits Losses Now Look 'Scary'
Byline: Rupert Steiner THE boss of music-to-books retailer HMV lost nearly a fifth of its value after admitting that its ballooning first-half losses looked 'scary'. The Waterstone's owner rattled investors as it halved the dividend, doubled...
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Holy Tree Axed; Were Anti-Christians Behind Pilgrimage Site Attack?
Byline: Luke Salkeld STANDING proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters. The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been...
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Holy Tree Is Axed in a Shock Act of Vandalism
Byline: Luke Salkeld STANDING proudly on the side of a hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But an act of vandalism has left an ancient symbol of pilgrimage in splinters. The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped up in...
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Hostile Hotbed Unlike No Other
Byline: MICHAEL WALKER STANDING in the dirty snow outside the main entrance to Pilgrim Street police station in the centre of newcastle yesterday morning, the thought occurred: 'What would arthur appleton make of all this?' This year marks the...
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How Could They Get This Close? How Could They Get This Close?
Byline: Fay Schlesinger and Louise Eccles SPATTERED with paint, its passenger window smashed, this was Camilla and Charles's Rolls Royce after they were attacked by anarchists last night. At one point the Duchess of Cornwall cowered in the footwell,...
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How Did They Get So Close?
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Louise Eccles SPATTERED with paint, its passenger window smashed, this was Charles and Camilla's Rolls-Royce after they were attacked by anarchists last night. At one point the Duchess of Cornwall cowered in the footwell,...
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How Did They Get So Close? We'll Just Have to Brave the Protesters, Said Charles
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Louise Eccles By fay Schlesinger and louise eccles PRINCE Charles spoke of 'braving' the student protests before he and Camilla were ambushed in their Rolls-Royce, it was revealed last night. Hours before the couple's...
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How Scientists Made Mice That Have Two Fathers
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter SCIENTISTS have created mice with two fathers - raising the possibility of gay couples having children who are genetically their own. In experiments hailed as a 'new form of mammalian reproduction', American...
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HRT 'Could Cut Breast Cancer Risk by a Third'
Byline: Jenny Hope medical correspondent USING hormone replacement therapy could protect some women against breast cancer rather than trigger the disease, according to controversial research. It suggests a certain form of HRT lowers the risk...
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If He Was Hoarse It Was from Shouting from the Rooftops, Not from Singing the Night Away
Byline: PAUL DRURY IT WAS the turning point of the 2007 general election campaign. The date was Monday, May 7, and the venue was the second floor of Treasury Buildings, the Dublin city centre offices so graciously provided (how times have changed!)...
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I'M NO LOON FOR BEING IN TOON; Good Start for Pardew but Now for the Hard Bit
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG ALTHOUGH sitting next to Mike Ashley and his sidekick Derek Llambias may not be everyone's idea of the best seat in the house, most modern managers usually like one game of blaming someone else before getting down to business....
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I'm Not Gunner Be a Supersub, Arsene
Byline: by SIMON CASS ARSENAL winger Theo Walcott has pleaded with Arsene Wenger to hand him more starts after expressing fears he is turning into an impact supersub for his club. Walcott was once again required to come off the bench against...
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I'm Not Gunner Be a Supersub, Arsene; Barclays Premier League
Byline: by SIMON CASS ARSENAL winger Theo Walcott has pleaded with Arsene Wenger to hand him more starts after expressing fears he is turning into an impact supersub for his club. Walcott was once again required to come off the bench against...
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Inside TRACK; Curator, Queer Notions
Byline: LOUISE BOYLE JENNY JENNINGS is co-curator of Thisispopbaby's Queer Notions festival, which runs in Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin until tomorrow What did you make for dinner last night? CARROT and Coriander soup and baked tofu from...
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Is Julian Assange a Hero or an Info-Terrorist? DEBATE
yEs JuLIAn AssAnGe is hailed as a 'hero of free speech', but I can't see how the publication of illegally obtained classified information qualifies as 'free speech'. Freedom of speech is the right to speak your mind without fear of recrimination. It...
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Is Julian Assange a Hero or an Info-Terrorist? DEBATE
JuLIan aSSanGe is hailed as a 'hero of free speech', but I can't see how the publication of illegally obtained classified information qualifies as 'free speech'. Freedom of speech is the right to speak your mind without fear of recrimination. It doesn't...
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ISME Seeks Competition Council to Probe Costs
Byline: Joe Downes ISMe has called for the introduction of a competition council to tackle State-controlled costs to business. The lobby group made its call as last month's consumer price index showed a 0.1pc drop. Figures from the Central Statistics...
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Is Porridge as Good for Your Heart as a Tablet?
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent IT has been giving Scots a healthy start to the day for centuries - but now doctors say porridge could also hold the key to beating heart disease. Eating just three portions of oats and other wholegrain...
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IT'S A DON DEAL; Brown Performs Stunning U-Turn; Brown Accepts Dons Job after U-Turn
Byline: MARK WILSON CRAIG BROWN last night completed a remarkable U-turn by agreeing to become the new manager of Aberdeen. The former Scotland boss spent yesterday evening locked in talks with the Pittodrie hierarchy, with the Dons positive...
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