The Independent (London, England)

The Independent is a Monday to Sunday newspaper, owned and published by Independent Print Ltd and headquartered in London, England. It was first published in 1986 in reaction to the conservative views held by the London Times and the London Telegraph. It has a liberal slant. The Independent's audience is London based, with 54 percent of its readership living in London and its surroundings. Other notable qualities of its readership are: the average reader is 43 years old; 59 percent are employed; 62 percent are married; 48 percent have a college degree or higher; and 73 percent own their own homes. Regions covered include: London and South East, South West, Midlands, North and North East, North West, Scotland, and Wales. The Independent is the youngest of Britain's daily newspapers and is notable for challenging London's more established and conservative daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. In 2010, Simon Kelner, Editor-in-Chief of The Independent, and Johann Hari, a regular columnist in the paper, each received a Comment Award, similar to the U.S. Pultizer Prize. Oliver Wright is Whitehall editor; Oly Duff is home news editor, and Katherine Butler is comment editor.

Articles from October 10, 2007

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A Blow - but the Industry Had Feared Much Worse
They kicked and screamed. They threatened to up sticks and move offshore, taking their millions and the finely attuned capitalist minds that they went to great lengths to point out bring so much to Britain's economy, with them. They lobbied until they...
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A Bold Firework Displayto Kick off the Election Campaign That Never Was
THE ANNOUNCEMENTBy Sean O'GradyEconomics EditorWe may have to wait until the publication of the ministerial memoirs to find out whether the combined pre-Budget report and Comprehensive Spending Review really was destined to be the first shot of the 2007...
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A Giant Gamble - but Can We Really Rely on the End of Economic Cycles? the Giant Gamble
Gordon Brown yesterday threw aside his caution in a bet that he can defy the laws of economics. If he is wrong, we will all pay the priceThis is scary stuff. Gordon Brown traded on his reputation for prudence, whatever the substance behind it. His successor...
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Aid Package Stays True to Pounds 9bn Promise Made at G8
Overseas AIDIncreases in international aid announced yesterday by the Government will enable Gordon Brown to keep promises given to Bono and Bob Geldoff at the Gleneagles summit on doubling support for Africa.Aid will rise by 11 per cent in real terms...
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Airlines Must Fly More Full Planes
aviationThe aviation industry yesterday reacted angrily to the Chancellor's plan to replace air passenger duty (APD) with a per- plane "green" tax .Mr Darling said that from late 2009, aviation duty would be paid on the number of flights taken, rather...
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Ajax Angry as Ten Cate Leaves to Join Chelsea
By Jason BurtAjax have accused Chelsea of going behind their backs in recruiting Henk ten Cate, who was flown to London in a private jet without the Dutch club's knowledge before holding secret negotiations at the home of Frank Arnesen.Ten Cate is expected...
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Ajax Angry as Ten Cate Leaves to Join Chelsea
By Jason BurtAjax have accused Chelsea of going behind their backs in recruiting Henk ten Cate, who was flown to London in a private jet without the Dutch club's knowledge before holding secret negotiations at the home of Frank Arnesen.Ten Cate is expected...
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Ajax Cry Foul as Ten Cate Leaves to Join Chelseas
By Jason BurtAjax have accused Chelsea of going behind their backs in recruiting Henk ten Cate, who was flown to London in a private jet without the Dutch club's knowledge before holding secret negotiations at the home of Frank Arnesen.Ten Cate is expected...
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All the Familiar Buzzwords - and the Gaping Holes
There are various reasons why Alastair Darling's first big set piece looked like the action of a government that is becalmed, and one of them is that we have become used to budget statements being made by a man who has always been keen to emphasise that...
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A Nation Rejoices, or Does It? How the French Have Reacted to Their Success
Despite the weekend's delights, writes John Litchfield in Paris, rugby has some way to go to earn the nation's affectionWhen the whistle blew in Cardiff on Saturday night, two or three thousand Parisian rugby fans poured out of bars and homes and celebrated...
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A Nation Rejoices, or Does It? How the French Have Reacted to Their Success
Despite the weekend's delights, writes John Lichfield in Paris, rugby has some way to go to earn the nation's affectionWhen the whistle blew in Cardiff on Saturday night, two or three thousand Parisian rugby fans poured out of bars and homes and celebrated...
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Andre Emmerich
Art dealer with 'impeccable timing'Towards the end of his life, the New York art dealer Andre Emmerich recalled admiring a Monet painting of Waterloo Bridge in the collection of Oberlin College, the liberal arts school in Ohio where he was then a 19-year-old...
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A Sloganeer's Guide to Marxism Today Last Night's TV
Looking for the Revolution BBC4Until quite some way into the documentary Looking for the Revolution, I was a bit baffled as to why it had turned up at all in a season called Why Democracy?. The title is a bit of a giveaway to start with - democracy and...
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Bankers Gleeful at Prospect of Sales Rush
CORPORATE REACTIONCity bankers were rubbing their hands with glee yesterday at the prospect of a rush of company sales and corporate activity in response to a radical change to the treatment of capital gains tax.In his pre-Budget report, the Chancellor...
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Barton Has Words for Owen in Club or Country Debate
By Michael WalkerSam Allardyce is discovering that life as the manager of Newcastle United is rarely straightforward. With Michael Owen's every gesture and phrase being dissected for signs of chinks in the Owen-Allardyce relationship - not difficult...
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Barton Has Words for Owen in Club or Country Debate
By Michael WalkerSam Allardyce is discovering that life as the manager of Newcastle United is rarely straightforward. With Michael Owen's every gesture and phrase being dissected for signs of chinks in the Owen-Allardyce relationship - not difficult...
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Barton Has Words for Owen in Club or Country Debate
By Michael WalkerSam Allardyce is discovering that life as the manager of Newcastle United is rarely straightforward. With Michael Owen's every gesture and phrase being dissected for signs of chinks in the Owen-Allardyce relationship - not difficult...
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Bayern Draw Leaves Bolton Facing Uphill Battle to Qualify
By Rich JonesBolton's trip to face Bayern Munich early next month promises to be the highlight of the Uefa Cup group stage after yesterday's draw in Nyon.Sammy Lee's struggling Trotters will be underdogs for the match at the Allianz Arena on 8 November...
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Bedfordshire Police Rated Worst Force in England and Wales
Bedfordshire has the poorest-performing police force in England and Wales, according to a league table compiled from Home Office figures.The force was rated as poor in three out of seven indicators of police performance and came bottom in an unofficial...
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Belt-Tightening to Continue across the Board
Predictably, spending and the economy in general took a major share of 32 minutes duration of Chancellor Alistair Darling's announcements yesterday.On the economy, the March 2007 Budget had predicted a growth rate for the UK economy in the next years...
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BEST OFTHE REST FIVE BESTExhibitions FIVE BESTPlays
For full listings, see 'The Information' on Saturday,the complete guide to going out and staying inTalks: Robert Harris(Town Hall, Cheltenham)The writer discusses his latest thriller, The Ghost.(01242 227 979) today 6pmPop: Battles(Bierkeller, Bristol)The...
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Blackwater Ultimatum as Guards Kill Iraqi Women
Private security guards escorting a convoy of four vehicles through central Baghdad shot dead two women in a car yesterday, the Iraqi government and police said.The incident came on the same day the government demanded the American security firm Blackwater...
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Blow for Family-Run Firms as Tax Loophole Is Closed
FAMILY BUSINESSESFamily-run companies were dealt a blow when the Government proposed draft legislation to close the "income shifting" loophole, which allows spouses to transfer between them the personal allowances and basic rate tax bands relating to...
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Bolton Grouped with Mighty Bayern
By Rich JonesBolton's trip to face Bayern Munich early next month promises to be the highlight of the Uefa Cup group stage after yesterday's draw in Nyon.Sammy Lee's struggling team will be underdogs for the match at the Allianz Arena on 8 November as...
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Bolton Grouped with Mighty Bayern
By Rich JonesBolton's trip to face Bayern Munich early next month promises to be the highlight of the Uefa Cup group stage after yesterday's draw in Nyon.Sammy Lee's struggling team will be underdogs for the match at the Allianz Arena on 8 November as...
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Bookseller of Kabul Extends His Trade with a Mobile Shop
The Bookseller of Kabul has a new literary ambition: to take a bus across the rubble-strewn roads of his war-torn homeland offering a "mobile" bookshop service to those living in the most remote regions.Shah Muhammad Rais gained fame after the Norwegian...
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Boost for Thousands of People with Second Homes
capital gains taxThousands of second-home owners and wealthier individuals were among the winners from yesterday's pre-Budget report, after the Government unveiled plans to slash the rate of capital gains tax from 40 to 18 per cent.Currently, individuals...
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'Bum' Town Pushes Paris off Monopoly's Top Spot
Pride of place on the new edition of the French Monopoly board, due out in the first half of next year, will not, as one might expect, go to Paris. The capital trails a sad 31st in the rear (quite literally it might be said) of the small south-western...
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Burren Energised by Hopes of Higher Offer
Market ReportNews that the Italian oil and gas group ENI, among others, had launched a takeover for Burren Energy had the market buzzing yesterday.Burren released a statement in the morning saying it had rejected Eni's 1,050p-per-share indicative offer,...
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Businesses Demand a Say on Where Their Tax Is Spent
reactionBritish business demanded to be allowed to vote on any infrastructure plans that councils put forward to be funded by a new supplementary business rate.The CBI said the levy outlined yesterday could have been worse - with businesses set to be...
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Butterflies Enlisted to Help Track Climate Change in Natural World
By Michael McCarthyEnvironment EditorButterflies are to be used as one of the official indicators of the health of the environment in Scotland, the Scottish Executive announced yesterday.Rises or falls in the abundance of 21 of the 34 butterfly species...
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Caught in a Period Drama?
DON'T MOVEIMPROVE It's not impossible to alter a listed building. First learn the rules- Then flex themBritish townscapes are rich in their variety of building styles and ages. Much of the charm of many of our towns is generated by the contrast of starkly...
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Chancellor Accused of Stealing Tory Idea
A damp squib was how most environmentalists saw Alistair Darling's speech yesterday. There were no major new moves signalled by the Chancellor to tackle climate change or any other environmental problems - rather, a series of tinkerings around the edges.Indeed,...
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City Life
'By the time they get around to my application for an allotment , I'm likely to need a plot in the cemetery opposite'So you've seen the television series Grow Your Own Veg and been enthused by the wonderful Carol Klein. You grew up on The Good Life and...
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Classical Chicago So / mutiRoyal Festival Halllondon HHH
Work has clearly continued on the acoustics of the Royal Festival Hall over the last three months for it now sounds strikingly different from its reopening back in June. Mollified are the fiercely bright upper resonances, but at the seeming cost of a...
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Clock against Us, Says Woodward
By Mike RowbottomSir Clive Woodward has defended his role as Team GB's performance director, although he has admitted that Britain needs to quickly "crank up" a number of Olympic sports. A year into the job, Woodward told BBC Sport that the "clock is...
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Clock against Us, Says Woodward
By Mike RowbottomSir Clive Woodward has defended his role as Team GB's performance director, although he has admitted that Britain needs to quickly "crank up" a number of Olympic sports. A year into the job, Woodward told BBC Sport that the "clock is...
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Collingwood Aims to Clinch 'Massive' Series Victory
By Stephen Brenkleyin ColomboEngland are aware that their efforts to make history by winning a one-day series on the subcontinent may not lead to open-top bus rides through the thronging London streets.From 5,000 miles away they can sense that other...
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Collingwood Aims to Clinch 'Massive' Series Victory
By Stephen Brenkleyin ColomboEngland are aware that their efforts to make history by winning a one-day series on the subcontinent may not lead to open-top bus rides through the thronging London streets.From 5,000 miles away they can sense that other...
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Corry Keeps His Head after Leading Wallaby Walloping
Inspirational flanker knows quarter-final heroics will count for nothing come kick-off in the Stade de France showdown that few expected England to reach. Chris Hewett reportsMartin Corry was a peripheral figure when England won the World Cup in Australia...
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Corry Stays Cool after Walloping the Wallabies
Inspirational flanker knows quarter-final heroics will count for nothing come kick-off in the Stade de France showdown that few expected England to reach. Chris Hewett reportsMartin Corry was a peripheral figure when England won the World Cup in Australia...
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Cost of Fighting Terrorism Triples to ?3.5Bn by 2010
home officeFighting terrorism continues to be one of the fastest-growing items in the Government's budget. By the end of this financial year, the whole cost of anti-terrorist initiatives, taking in everything from education programmes to undercover police...
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Creative Community Hails Increase as 'Good Result'
ARTS FUNDINGThe arts community was yesterday celebrating a "good result" in and culture spending.The budget for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will rise to 2.2 bn in three years' time. The Chancellor said this would guarantee free...
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Cyberclinic
Do I really have to cheat if I'm going to win eBay auctions?\rMost people are happy to play the eBay game in a straightforward, principled fashion, satisfied in the knowledge that the goods will go to whoever is prepared to shell out the most cash. But...
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Dance Two quartetsQueen Elizabeth Halllondon HH
Siobhan Davies goes in for sensitive detail and delicate gesture. Watching her choreography, I've often wanted something less polite. Just as I thought that about Two Quartets, her new work, the dancer Henry Montes started swearing. Be careful what you...
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Darling's Promise: No Inheritance Tax on Family Estates Worth Less Than Pounds 700,000
inheritance taxThe Government moved to regain the initiative in the debate over inheritance tax yesterday, by doubling the threshold beyond which families will have to start paying the tax when their relatives die.The changes, which take effect immediately,...
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Darling Steals Three Key Tax Policies from the Tories
Alistair Darling sought to neutralise the issue of inheritance tax as he stole three key policies from the Tories in his first tax and spending statement as Chancellor.What would have been the launch-pad for Labour's general election campaign if Gordon...
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Days like These
10 October 1980\rMargaret Thatcher, in a speech to the Conservative Party: "Our aim is to let people feel that they count for more and more. If we cannot trust the deepest instincts of our people, we should not be in politics at all. Some aspects of...
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Do the Maths
BUY TO LET Will your investment be profitable? It's not difficult to work it out, says Chris PartridgeNobody likes doing sums, and most of us stop doing them the instant we leave school. But property investors who fail to make the right calculations...
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Fallon 'Threw Race on Ballinger Ridge in Deliberate Act Which Made Pounds 26,000'
By Chris McGrath at the Old BaileyKieren Fallon was yesterday accused of systematic corruption to protect the interests of a fraudulent betting syndicate. The race- fixing trial at the Old Bailey was told that the six-times champion jockey had sought...
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Fallon 'Threw Race on Ballinger Ridge in Deliberate Act Which Made Pounds 26,000'
By Chris McGrath at the Old BaileyKieren Fallon was yesterday accused of systematic corruption to protect the interests of a fraudulent betting syndicate. The race- fixing trial at the Old Bailey was told that the six-times champion jockey had sought...
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France Moves Closer to Rejoining NATO
France has taken a step towards rejoining the Nato military alliance with a series of proposals for closer relations between the organisation and the European Union.In recent weeks both President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Defence Minister, Herve Morin,...
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FSA Chiefs Admit to Failings in Northern Rock Crisis
By Sean FarrellFinancial EditorThe heads of the Financial Services Authority admitted to failings yesterday in their super-vision of Northern Rock as questions by MPs exposed differences between the regulator and the Bank of England.Under fierce questioning...
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Funding Doesn't Guarantee Excellence in Art
James Purnell, the youthful Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport is an extremely busy man. So busy, in fact, that the photographic evidence of his recent trip to a hospital had to be creatively enhanced. So busy, too, that he yesterday had to pull...
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Hair Ends Race Case and Hopes for Returnas Umpireafter
By Ivo TennantDarrell Hair, or, rather, his legal advisers, unexpectedly settled his claim for racial discrimination against the International Cricket Council after six days of rancorous cross- examination and illuminating witness statements. The experienced...
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Hair Ends Race Case and Hopes for Returnas Umpireafter
By Ivo TennantDarrell Hair, or, rather, his legal advisers, unexpectedly settled his claim for racial discrimination against the International Cricket Council after six days of rancorous cross- examination and illuminating witness statements. The experienced...
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Health Spending to Fall below Level Set by Wanless Review
health servicesThe Chancellor's announcement made clear that the years of plenty have come to an end for the NHS.The annual growth rate of 4 per cent above inflation for the next three years was at the very top end of expectations, but it is still barely...
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However Debased the Image, Che's Legend Lives On
The image of Che Guevara is perfect for the modern world, not just a revolutionary but a celebrity revolutionary. Posh Spice probably sees his picture everywhere and screams "Why can't my agent get me on that many magazines and baseball caps?" Even if...
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How Was the Chancellor's Speech for You?
Neil JamesonCITIZEN ORGANISING FOUNDATION"I welcome the extra investment in public services but note that there is more additional money [for] the defence and security industries than to health, education, and housing sectors together. The Government...
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If Hochschild Mining Hits All Its Targets Investors Could Strike Gold
the investment columnEdited byAndrew DewsonOur view: BuyCurrent price: 375.5pThe mining sector has been on fire over the last three years but value investors might be tempted to ignore it due to the lofty valuations some stocks trade at. However, there...
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If Public Finances Look like This at the Top of the Cycle, Think How Bad They Are at the Bottom
On the big numbers, the new Chancellor has been dealt such a poor hand that there was never going to be a whole lot he could have done with it. His room for either lavish tax cuts or exuberant new spending commitments was virtually zero. It would none...
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India's Growth Could Be Even Better, Says OECD
By Andrew Buncombein DelhiIndia's already impressive economic growth could improve even more if it further opened its markets and relaxed government controls, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.The pro-free market...
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Inquest Jury Relives Diana and Dodi's Final Hours in Paris
By Robert VerkaikThe jury at the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed continued its tour of the Paris locations that Mohamed Al Fayed has alleged were central to an MI6 plot to murder the couple on the orders of Prince...
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In the Battle of Political Ideas, Brown Has Ceded His Predecessor's Advantage
Four weeks ago, David Cameron was discussing the coming political season on the sofa under the turret windows of his Westminster office. He had scored some success with an aggressive and early return to the fray from his holiday, but was now facing a...
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In This Uncertainty, Recession Is a Possibility
the economyNo recession, but it will be quite a deceleration. As recently as last month, the Office for National Statistics pushed its estimate for current annual growth in the economy to 3.1 per cent, historically very respectable and some way above...
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IRB's Kiwi Referees Manager Steps in to Defend Barnes from Vitriolic New Zealanders
Four days after the All Blacks' fifth consecutive World Cup failure, that section of the stricken New Zealand rugby community finding it impossible to accept that their team were beaten fair and square by an inspired band of Frenchmen are still scouring...
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IRB's Kiwi Referees Manager Steps in to Defend Barnes from Vitriolic New Zealanders
Four days after the All Blacks' fifth consecutive World Cup failure, that section of the stricken New Zealand rugby community finding it impossible to accept that their team were beaten fair and square by an inspired band of Frenchmen are still scouring...
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It's a Mini Adventure
FOCUS Is yours filled with old boxes and rusting bikes? Jonathan Christie gears up for the latest property trend - converting the garageSo, when was the last time you actually parked your car in the garage? Even if you do manage to squeeze past the old...
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It's Time for Cameron to Challenge Labour Orthodoxy
Alistair Darling delivered his pre-Budget report and Comprehensive Spending Review on ground set by the shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, at the Tory conference last week. Mr Osborne struck a political blow when he claimed that this statement was not...
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It's Time to Switch
DESIGN Forget those drab, flickering bulbs. Kate Watson-Smyth celebrates the dawn of a glamorous new age for eco-lightingThe traditional lightbulb is on its way out. From January you will no longer be able to buy a 150-watt incandescent bulb, and more...
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JC Flowers in Court over Bid to Pull out of Sallie Mae Buyout
By Stephen Foleyin New YorkA private equity firm's attempts to wriggle out of one of the most audacious deals of the buyout boom looks set to be decided by the courts.The $25bn (12.3bn) acquisition of Sallie Mae, the American student loans company, announced...
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John Henry, a Legend of the Turf, Bows out at 32
--RACINGBy Sue MontgomeryJohn Henry, a true superstar of the racing world, has died at the age of 32. The venerable gelding, winner of 39 of his 83 races and twice North American Horse of the Year, was put down at the Kentucky Horse Park, his retirement...
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John Henry, a Legend of the Turf, Bows out at 32
--RACINGBy Sue MontgomeryJohn Henry, a true superstar of the racing world, has died at the age of 32. The venerable gelding, winner of 39 of his 83 races and twice North American Horse of the Year, was put down at the Kentucky Horse Park, his retirement...
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Jones' Surrender of Medals Causes Headache for IOC
--athleticsBy Mike RowbottomMarion Jones, who announced her retirement from athletics on Friday after admitting to taking steroids before the Sydney 2000 Olympics, has created further embarrassment for the sport - albeit unintentionally - by handing...
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Jones' Surrender of Medals Causes Headache for IOC
--athleticsBy Mike RowbottomMarion Jones, who announced her retirement from athletics on Friday after admitting to taking steroids before the Sydney 2000 Olympics, has created further embarrassment for the sport - albeit unintentionally - by handing...
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Keypoints
Private equityFrom April, capital gains tax taper relief, which can be as low as 10 per cent, will be replaced with a single, 18 per cent capital gains tax rate. Business groups said it would also hit small businesses. Unions, meanwhile, complained the...
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Lewd, Silly Romp Keeps Its End Up despite Dark Plot
First NightThe country wifeTheatre RoyalLondonBy Paul TaylorWhat kind of man prefers to be thought impotent by the public in order to enjoy the illicit delights in private that are the reward of this humiliating, false reputation? The answer is a sex...
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Logical Choice?
Andy Green, who made his name at BT, has been recruited to work his magic on the ailingIT services group. By Nic Fildes BusinessanalysisFears that LogicaCMG's plan to turn itself into a top-ten global IT services company would wither on the vine have...
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Lover's Rebuff Prompted Pizza Party Killing Spree
A sheriff's deputy who opened fire at a pizza party and killed six people reportedly flew into a rage when he was rebuffed by his former girlfriend and others at the gathering called him a "worthless pig".A friend told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
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Manhattan Transfer
OVERSEAS The dollar's worth 50p, and US mortgage lenders are in trouble - is this the perfect time to snap up prime real estate? Laura Latham goes shopping in America's most wanted citiesThe dollar is at its lowest level against the pound for more than...
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Market News
GOING UP...Reasons for renting. A decade ago, paying a typical mortgage was cheaper than renting the average property privately - wherever you lived in the country. Then, as property prices started to rise, the balance began to shift until, by 2002,...
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McClaren to Stick with Robinson for Estonia Game
By Sam WallaceFootball CorrespondentPaul Robinson was given a dramatically early vote of confidence by Steve McClaren yesterday when he announced that the embattled Tottenham goalkeeper will be in the England side to face Estonia in the Euro 2008 qualifier...
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McClaren to Stick with Robinson for Estonia Game
By Sam Wallace Football CorrespondentPaul Robinson was given a dramatically early vote of confidence by Steve McClaren yesterday when the England manager announced that the embattled Tottenham goalkeeper will be in the side to face Estonia in the crucial...
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Ministers Risk Missing Poverty Targets 'By Decades'
familiesThe Government was criticised last night for not doing enough to help Britain's poorest families - despite repeating its pledges to tackle poverty among both children and pensioners.Chancellor Alistair Darling said that in addition to a 150 increase...
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Modelling Agencies Blamed for Racist Culture
By Emily DuganFashion industry insiders have criticised modelling agencies for encouraging a culture of "blatant racism" in the business and announced an emergency summit with race campaigners and politicians to try to tackle the issue.The meeting,...
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MoD Wins Extra Pounds 400m for the Fight on Two Fronts
Armed ForcesThe Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt won an extra 400m for fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and the insurgents in Iraq, but there were dire warnings that defence spending is still overstretched.The defence budget...
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Murray Attacks Match-Fixing asATP Gets Toughs
--tennisBy Paul NewmanBookmakers are concerned it may be widespread, John McEnroe is worried some players see it as "a cheap way to make a buck" and Andy Murray claims that "everyone knows it goes on". The problem for tennis, however, is that for all...
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Murray Attacks Match-Fixing asATP Gets Toughs
--tennisBy Paul NewmanBookmakers are concerned it may be widespread, John McEnroe is worried some players see it as "a cheap way to make a buck" and Andy Murray claims that "everyone knows it goes on". The problem for tennis, however, is that for all...
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NASA Tests New Spacesuits Ready for Return to Moon
Nasa is experimenting with a new, more flexible generation of space suits in anticipation of a new mission to the Moon by the year 2020 - and it is doing it in the same dusty crater in the Arizona desert where the original Apollo astronauts prepared...
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Nobel Win 'Would Boost Hopes of Gore Candidacy'
Al Gore never quite closed the door on running for president again and his many loyalists are now pinning their hopes on Norway's Nobel committee, in the belief that the prize must be his, this year of all years.The Nobel Prize will be announced on Friday...
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One Man's Smile Is Another Man's Smirk
The sketchThere was much in Darling's Comprehensive Spending Thing yesterday, in the same way there's much in the Littlewoods catalogue. Others will analyse its prudence, providence and profligacy of the Government's spending plans, but for a sketchwriter,...
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Osborne Leads Tory Attacks on Chancellor for a 'Desperate Stunt'
THE DEBATEGeorge Osborne declared the Conservatives were "winning the battle of ideas" in British politics as he tore into Alistair Darling for serving up a "desperate, cynical, stunt from a desperate and weak prime minister".Mr Osborne lambasted Gordon...
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OVERSEAS: SIX TO VIEW to the Manoir Born It's No Turkey [Derived Headline]
OVERSEAS: SIX TO VIEWTo the manoir bornIt's no turkeyBlockbustersIslands in the dreamOn the holeFeeling Hungary?Le Tustet, Toulouse, FrancePrice: 1.3mAgent: Aylesford InternationalTel: 020-7351 2383They say: An imposing 18th-century manor house surrounded...
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Pop Happy mondaysBrixton Academylondon HHH
What could have been a triumphal return for Madchester's finest ultimately fizzled out in confusion, but this late-night set suggested that the Happy Mondays are finding some of their old swagger.This was a more solid performance than their two previous...
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Prescott Shows His Toughness Once Again
Former Saints player aims to reach Saturday's final on foot, raising money for cancer along the way. Dave Hadfield reportsIt is not supposed to be easy to get to a Super League Grand Final, but nobody's road to Old Trafford this Saturday remotely compares...
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Prescott Shows His Toughness Once Again
Former Saints player aims to reach Saturday's final on foot, raising money for cancer along the way. Dave Hadfield reportsIt is not supposed to be easy to get to a Super League Grand Final, but nobody's road to Old Trafford this Saturday remotely compares...
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Private Equity Bosses Are Targeted in Crackdown on Britain's 'Super Rich'
VENTURE CAPITALISTSPrivate equity bosses and foreigners working in Britain who pay little tax were targeted by Alistair Darling in what was seen as a crackdown on the "super rich."The Chancellor responded to growing criticism that the heads of private...
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Promise of an End to the Mortgage Rate Nightmare
housingMillions of mortgage holders will be protected from the nightmare of constant changes in interest rates if reforms promised by Alistair Darling take effect.The UK now has one of the highest levels of home ownership in Europe but rising prices...
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Retailers: New Tax 'Is a Disaster'
High StreetRetailers have labelled plans to allow local government departments to increase taxes on businesses a "disaster", arguing that it could result in 100m in additional tax charges for retailers every year.The British Retail Consortium said that...
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Romney and Giuliani Debate Turns Sour during Clash over Taxation
The leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romley and Rudi Giuliani, tried to out-bid each other for the conservative vote yesterday while clashing over taxation and spending cuts.The harsh tone during their debate reflected...
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