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 August 21, 2008

Al-Qa'ida Keeps Its Promise to Be 'Bone in Crusaders' Throats'
WORLD FOCUS Algeria Al-Qa'ida "in the Maghreb" strikes again. Forty-three dead on Tuesday, another 11 yesterday. And across the Muslim world, it continues. A suicide bomber in Mersin in Turkey, 23 dead in a hospital complex in Pakistan and - let us not...
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Americans Unable to Win Hearts and Minds in Battle of Hands and Feet
A Venezuelan woman beat an American up in Beijing yesterday - don't worry, it was only tae kwon do Another breakfast of noodles and mushrooms laced with chilli - it can't be good for me but it sure tastes good. As usual I scour the Olympian, the local...
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And Finally, 100 Million-Year-Old Galactic Mystery Solved by Hubble
Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Perseus cluster of stars have helped scientists to solve a 100 million-year-old mystery of how giant structures in deep space are prevented from disintegrating. The spectacular pictures show vast, thread-like...
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As the World Sees It
Obama's choiceThe Nation (USA)*Obama needs a running-mate with foreign policy "stature". That's not a governor, and it's probably not Evan Bayh - whose record of accomplishment in the Senate can best be summed up as "Democrat from Indiana". So that leaves...
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A Systems Failure - or Did Pilots Panic?
MADRID PLANE CRASH Investigators examining the causes of the Spanair Flight JK5022 crash will be keen to inspect the plane's black box recorder, which will reveal the exact chain of events that ended with the MD-82 hurtling into a field and catching...
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BAA Must Sell Three Airports
*Gatwick, Stansted could go *BAA 'delayed improvements' *Political opposition blamed THE UK's aviation industry is on the brink of its biggest shake- up for 20 years, with the Competition Commission set to break up BAA's airport monopoly by forcing it...
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BAA's Mauling from the Competition Watchdog Looks More like a Massage
Outlook For a man who had just been told he would have to give up three of his most valuable assets, Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, didn't look terribly upset yesterday. Dividing his time between pointing out that the Competition Commission...
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Bank of England Hints at Move towards Rates Cut
A GLIMMER of hope for hard-pressed businesses and homeowners emerged from the latest minutes of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) - with some observers predicting a cut in interest rates by the end of the year as inflation eventually...
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Barwick Falls as Triesman Coup Ends the FA's Power Struggle
The Football Association chief executive, Brian Barwick, was last night forced out by the governing body after a power struggle at the very top of the English game. The man who appointed Fabio Capello in December fell victim to the all-powerful new regime...
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Broker Buoyancy Helps Tullow Oil Flare Up
MARKET REPORT A COMBINATION of firmer commodity prices and positive broker comment aided Tullow Oil, the FTSE 100-listed oil and gas explorer and producer which was among the strongest in a resource sector rally yesterday.Tullow gained 6.84 per cent...
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Brown Ends Holiday by Dismissing Talk of Crisis
GORDON BROWN tried to shrug off questions over his leadership as he ended his summer break saying he would go on to win a general election.Speaking as he left for China for the closing days of the Beijing Olympics, Mr Brown said relations with the Foreign...
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Business Digest
BAE secures armed forces munitions deal*BAE Systems has landed a contract with the UK Government to provide arms to troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, worth up to 3bn over the next 15 years. The "Munitions Acquisition - the Supply Solution" contract...
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Capello Defends Tactics against Critical Attack by Scornful Redknapp
Harry Redknapp had certainly seen enough. The Portsmouth manager last night attacked Fabio Capello's England tactics, accusing the Italian of "killing" Steven Gerrard and overseeing "one of the worst performances I have seen" from the national team....
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Cautious Middle Classes Cut Back on Spending
Subscribers to Which?, the bible of the middle classes, intend to scale back their spending in the coming year in a sign that the credit crunch has begun to affect sectors not usually associated with bad debt or low wages, according to a survey.In a...
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Chess
As we in London were gliding to the end of the Howard Staunton Memorial tournament, so a tournament in memory of an (arguably) even greater player - though it's hard to compare a 19th-century pioneer with a 20th-century genius - got underway in Moscow:...
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China's Curtain-Raiser in Line to Break the Billion Barrier
On the Beijing Beat Sports' governing bodies always claim ridiculously high TV ratings. Under scrutiny, they are laughable. As The Independent revealed instead of billions watching football's last World Cup final, the true number was 260 million, and...
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Classical
PROM 34: BBC PHILHARMONIC / NOSEDA Royal Albert Hall LONDON *** High drama at Kensington Gore: Rachmaninov's once-despised First Symphony and Puccini's other "shabby little shocker" Il tabarro, united by the misconception that their sensational reputation...
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Clegg Reveals His Grand Vision on Renewable Energy
NICK CLEGG will today unveil plans to make Britain an exporter of green energy by 2050, as he called for a programme "on the scale of the Apollo moon landings" to transform Britain's dependence on foreign oil, gas and coal supplies.In an interview with...
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Cole Grabs Late Leveller but Boos Ring out for Lamentable England
ENGLAND 2 CZECH REPUBLIC 2 Joe Cole might have stolen the equaliser in injury-time last night but it was England who punctured the national mood after the heroics of Team GB in the Olympics. Team Fabio were a very different proposition at Wembley last...
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Cole Grabs Late Leveller but Boos Ring out for Lamentable England
ENGLAND 2 CZECH REPUBLIC 2 Just in case we were in any danger of getting carried away by Team GB's heroics, Team Fabio reminded us last night what English sport looks like when the wheels really do come off. It could have been a Steve McClaren tribute...
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Don't Believe the GM Apologists
ARGUMENTS about genetic modification, often wrongly characterised as science versus irrational nature-worshippers, have lost none of their passion. On one side are those who yearn for simple, high- tech solutions to complex problems. Against GM, there...
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Double Delight for Britons Caught Up in 'Fight in a Lake'
IT WAS officially called the 10km open water race; in reality it was the inaugural women's 10km Fight in a Lake.And Britain's Keri-Anne Payne and Cassie Patten can take immense satisfaction from the respective silver and bronze medals they won here at...
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EBay Slashes Fees in Attempt to Attract More Big Retailers
THE ONLINE auction giant eBay has simplified and slashed its charges on fixed-price items sold on its site, as it seeks to compete more aggressively with its rival Amazon by enticing small businesses and big-ticket retailers to its website.EBay UK said...
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'Everything Came Together Tonight. I Blew the World's Mind!'
Usain Bolt ran to the limits of his ability last night to become sprinting's new Superman, writes Mike Rowbottom It was hard to know which was the most arresting sight here in the "Bird's Nest" stadium last night - that of the trackside clock registering...
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Farrell's Time off with Thumb Injury Hands Saracens Place to Son
*RUGBY UNION Andy Farrell, honorary president of the One-Thing-After-Another Society, is injured. Again. The rugby league great from Wigan has shown no sign of mastering the union code since his big-money move to Saracens the spring of 2005, largely...
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Fear of Flyering
Thousands of flyers are handed out on the streets of Edinburgh by comedians each year at festival time - so why are so few actually funny, asks Alice Jones Of all the irritants hardy Edinburgh festival-goers must put up with (in between the 24-hour entertainment...
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Former Minister Backs Campaign to Save Bletchley
Pressure Is mounting on the Government to intervene in the campaign to save Bletchley Park, the historic site in Milton Keynes where Britain's code-breakers hastened the defeat of the Nazis during the Second World War.Following yesterday's launch of...
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Four Firms Shortlisted for South Central Train Franchise
FOUR TRAVEL companies are in the running to operate the new South Central railway franchise, with the successful bidder to be named next summer.The Government announced the shortlist for the tender yesterday. The National Express-owned NXSC Trains, Stagecoach's...
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Fraudster Raids Bank Accounts of HBOS Chief Executive
HBOS has frozen the accounts of Andy Hornby, its chief executive, after a thief stole his identification details and withdrew thousands of pounds in cash.Mr Hornby, who earned 1.7m last year, is said to have been told the news while on holiday.Fraud...
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Freddie Mac Battles to Remain Independent
EXECUTIVES at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the American financial giants which sit at the core of the country's mortgage market, were desperately fighting yesterday to preserve their independence as a federal government takeover appeared closer than ever.Shares...
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GCSE Results Reveal 'Two-Tier' Schools
Labour is presiding over a return by stealth to the era of grammar and secondary modern schools, a study suggests today. Schools - including many of the Government's flagship academies - are switching from academic GCSE subjects to boost their rankings...
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Georgia Too Skilful for Toshack's Weakened Wales
WALES 1 GEORGIA 2 Wales slumped to a humiliating defeat in Swansea last night in a warm-up performance that hardly bodes well for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign. But any disappointment felt on the home side's behalf was dwarfed immeasurably...
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Glitter Trapped after Hong Kong Refuses Entry
THE convicted paedophile Gary Glitter was forced to continue his life as the world's most unwanted "airport refugee" last night when he was refused entry to Hong Kong.The former glam rock star, 64, is seeking a new home after he was released from a Vietnamese...
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Harry Lange
Oscar-nominated film designer HARRY LANGE moved from working for Nasa to being a production designer on films, including Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 ) and the first three entries in the Star Wars franchise.Teams of modellers spent months...
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Head Masters with Esprit De Gore
Last Night's TV BLOOD AND GUTS: A HISTORY OF SURGERY BBC4 TRAWLERMEN BBC1 Surgery remains the most gloriously B-movie of medical specialities, a field in which the phrase "cutting-edge science" repudiates the usually bloodless nature of the cliche. Other...
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Henry VIII's Benevolent Side Emerges with a Pounds 1m Chain
THE MERCILESS punishments Henry VIII meted out to his enemies have been well documented. Less is known about how, on the rarer occasions when the king was happy with the service of his courtiers or the country's most eminent noblemen, he liked to give...
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How Mr Darling Is Going to Do His Best ... to Make the Figures Add Up
THE PUBLIC finances are a car crash. That much we knew. What we did not realise until yesterday was just how mangled they are.First, let's do some rubber-necking as we drive past the gore. Approaching the scene of the accident, the damage doesn't look...
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How to Use the Listings
This is the eighth part of the only official national newspaper listing available for full-time higher education course vacancies at UK universities and colleges. The institutions listed are all current members of UCAS.UCAS compiles the lists from up-to-date...
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Italian Invader Snail Gains Ground (Slowly)
They have survived two world wars, a sex scandal and the feet of thousands of visitors to the Berkshire country house of Cliveden, to conduct what must be the slowest invasion of Britain by an alien species.For the past 110 years, a colony of snails...
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It's All Magic and Loss
Comedy PETE FIRMAN: FLIMFLAM Underbelly *** SUSAN CALMAN: MAYBE IT IS YOUR FAULT The Stand ** Looking part indie-rocker, part Addams Family member, the comedy magician Pete Firman has an engaging stage presence that helps his latest show rattle through...
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It's Economics, Not Politics, That Will Influence Russia
Among all the dramatic and doom-laden suggestions this week of how to deal with Russia after Georgia, one of the most naive must be the suggestion that we can somehow separate the politics from the commerce, playing hardball with the one and softball...
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'It's Miraculous That There Were Any Survivors at All'
*Jet bursts into flames after leaving runway *First take-off aborted after 'engine problems' More than 150 people were killed yesterday after a plane bound for the holiday island of Gran Canaria crashed on take-off, swerved off the runway and burst...
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I Will Be at Rangers for the Long Haul, Insists Aaron
The Spanish midfielder Aaron Niguez maintains he is not looking beyond Glasgow after beginning his two-year loan spell with Rangers. The 19-year-old Valencia player got his first taste of action for Rangers on Tuesday night when he impressed in a 70-minute...
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John McCain and His Secretive Plot to 'Kill the UN'
Does John McCain have a "hidden agenda" to "kill the UN"? That's what the man who devised McCain's big set-piece foreign policy proposal says - and he's delighted it is sailing silently through the presidential election campaign towards success.This...
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Jones Mounts Salvage Operation to Earn Unlikely Bonus for Kent
*CRICKET KENT 241-7 LANCASHIRE Geraint Jones dragged Kent out of a hole yesterday against fourth- placed Lancashire as he made his highest score in the Championship since July last year.The former England wicketkeeper arrived at the crease with his county...
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Leo Abse
Labour MP whose parliamentary Bills helped liberalise British society LEO ABSE'S parliamentary causes, not one of which was ephemeral and most of which lasted for the three decades of his constant activity in and out of Parliament as Labour MP first...
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Libel Tourist Invasion
US celebrities are being actively courted by medialawyers to take advantage of Britain's tougher libel laws and bring their cases to London. By Robert Verkaik Legal forum It is often said that tales of adultery and spiteful tittle- tattle are the price...
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New House of Fraser Management Boosts Sales and Profits
HOUSE OF FRASER has delivered a healthy uplift in sales and profits, as the changes made by its new management team bear fruit despite tough trading conditions on the high street.The 61-strong department store chain, which was acquired by a consortium...
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No Shelter for Capello as This Time Czechs Rain on Wembley Parade
There was an early goal for the opposition, plenty of rain... but no brolly. No one would suggest that Fabio Capello is a wally. Not with his record or serial success. And not to his face anyway. But there were perhaps a few too many parallels with that...
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'Nothing Remains. Everything Is Burned'
THE WITNESSES RESCUERS WERE unable to reach passengers trapped inside the plane wreckage because ofintense smoke and flames, witnesses said.A Guardia Civil officer, who had been at the crash site, said: "Nothing remains that looks like a plane. It's...
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Obama Goes on the Offensive as McCain Surges into Lead at Polls
Ad campaign focuses on economy as voters back experience of rivalBarack Obama has launched a sustained and sharply negative advertising campaign against his Republican opponent John McCain, who has vaulted into the lead, according to an opinion poll...
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Ohuruogu Targets 'Full Set of Medals'
Having earned Commonwealth, world and now Olympic 400 metres gold medals at the age of 24, Christine Ohuruogu is faced with a large question: what does she do for an encore? The answer is that she aims to defend her world title next year and will then...
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Old Enough to Go to War but Not to Drink - It's Madness Say US Colleges
A COALITION of more than 100 presidents and chancellors of universities across the United States is pressing the US Congress to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. This would reverse a two- decade-old policy under which young adults find themselves...
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On the Unfinished Road to Democracy
Pakistan Notebook The M-2 is like no other road in Pakistan. The highway cuts straight through the Punjab, linking Islamabad and Lahore. All but empty of traffic, it is a world apart. The landscape, however, is something different. Ancient farmland filled...
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Our Fears Are Irrational: It's More Dangerous to Cycle
COMMENT Nothing that took place at Madrid yesterday will make us any less safe, and I write that as a traveller about to board a flight. Many things are wrong with flying but safety is not one of them.On the contrary, the lessons learned from the wretched...
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Pandora
Bigmouth strikes again: 'Don't buy my new DVD'Few people, surely, form feuds with quite the same level of gusto as the Mancunian miserablist Morrissey.The singer, still locked in a dispute with the NME over remarks he made about immigration, is now publicly...
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Parents Vow to Clear US Student in Italian Prison
Paying for lawyers and other experts has sunk them deep into debt, "leveraged to the hilt" but the parents of Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering British girl Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, say they will "do whatever it takes"...
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Pay Dispute Hits Shevchenko's Milan Loan
Chelsea are in talks with Milan to allow Andrei Shevchenko to return to his former club - but are refusing to agree to the Italian club's request that they partly fund his 121,000-a-week wages.The Ukrainian has two years left on his present contract...
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Peru's Army on Standby as Tribal Unrest Grows
Peru is considering sending in its army to break up protests by Amazonian Indians who claim the government is preparing a massive land-grab in the country's remote jungles.Indigenous groups have blockaded roads and a river and set up pickets at energy...
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Plastic Surgeon Who Mutilated Women Caught after Fleeing Court
A French plastic surgeon accused of mutilating 96 women with his scalpel over 15 years was detained in Madrid yesterday pending extradition to France where he faces a prison term. A magistrate in Madrid's National Court sent Michel Maure, the self-styled...
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Poland and US Risk Showdown with Moscow
Poland and the United States risked igniting a new missile crisis with Russia as their foreign ministers signed a deal yesterday to station part of a US defence shield, manned by American soldiers, on Polish soil, 115 miles from the Russian border.The...
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Pop
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS Guildhall PORTSMOUTH **** "Thanks for 'avin' us, Portsmouth," says Alex Turner. "It's our first time." The string and brass sections glimpsed behind him like ballroom ghosts are enough to tell you the Arctic Monkeys' prosaic urban...
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Prior Determined to Make Sure the Gloves Fit for Good
The Sussex stumper considered giving up keeping to improve his England hopes but Alec Stewart changed his mind, he tells Angus Fraser Alec Stewart performed many notable feats for England between 1990 and 2003, and in his new role as Matthew Prior's...
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Private Schools Boycott 'Meaningless' League Tables
Leading independent schools are boycotting A-level and GCSE examination league tables this year, claiming that they have become increasingly "meaningless".Four schools which have topped the independent schools table in recent years are among nearly 50...
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Record-Breaker Hoy Hoping to Inspire Future Golden Years
The triple gold medallist is urging his sport not to rest on its Olympic laurels but to seize its day in the sun, writes Alasdair Fotheringham in Beijing Becoming the first Briton in 100 years to take three gold medals at a single Olympics has rocketed...
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Richards Keen to Make Senior England Return after Impressive U-21 Display
Micah Richards has targeted a return to the England senior squad after a commanding performance for the Under-21 side which will have caught the eye of Fabio Capello.The Manchester City defender found the net as Stuart Pearce's side recorded a 2-1 friendly...
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Running Scared
Last year, Justine Shaw was forced to flee her beloved Zimbabwe. Like millions of others, she had suffered years of threats, poverty and intimidation at the hands of Robert Mugabe's men. Here, she recounts how paradise turned to poverty - and her fears...
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Sell off Heathrow, Too
LEADING ARTICLE The British Airports Authority has only itself to blame for the ruling that it must sell off three of its seven airports. It is to be hoped that the the Competition Commission will now rule, after consultations across the industry, that...
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Senator's Half-Brother Is Tracked Down to Nairobi Slum
IT IS A DETAIL of the already exotic life story of Barack Obama that his campaign was not intending to highlight to voters at the Democratic Convention in Denver next week: the circumstances of a little half-brother called George.It is not quite the...
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Sex Tourism Blitz Is Just Opportunist
The media circus surrounding Gary Glitter since his release from jail in Vietnam this week is not only confined to the antics of an ex-rock star pursued by reporters watching his every move. Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, was obscenely quick off the...
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Sharp Voices from the Cutting Edge of Poetry
The Thursday Book IN PERSON: 30 POETS Edited by Neil Astley, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce BLOODAXE, Pounds 12 Order for Pounds 10.80 (free p&p) on 08700 798 897 Bloodaxe Books was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne 30 years ago by Neil Astley. Since...
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Shaw Digs Deep for Bronze but Dempsey Falls Short
*SAILING Bryony Shaw lifted Britain's sailing medal tally to five when winning a hard-fought bronze in a windsurfer class in which the host country won its first ever sailing gold medal yesterday.Nick Dempsey, who already has bronze from Athens, was...
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Should Enid Blyton Be Hailed as the Best Writer for Children?
The big question Why are we asking this now?Enid Blyton, the children's author who gave the world the Famous Five and Malory Towers, has just been voted Britain's best-loved writer in a survey for the Costa Book Awards.Which books did she write?Blyton...
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Signing Off
A joyous union with readers, or marketing chore? John Walsh delves into the weird world of book signings To some authors, the book-signing is a curse. What could be more excruciatingly dull, to the sensitive creative mind, than to sit for hours in a...
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Silvestre Heads for Arsenal in Search of New Challenge
Mikael Silvestre, the French defender, last night became the first player since Brian Kidd 34 years ago to move from Manchester United to Arsenal. Silvestre, 31, signed a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee at the Emirates, ending a highly successful...
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Sometimes the Move to Higher Education Takes Unexpected Turns
WELCOME The Clearing system is designed to make it easy to find the right course for you.If you are hoping to go to university or college in September and haven't yet got a place, this is the ideal place to start. Over 38,000 people gained places through...
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Sprinting in the Blood of Jamaica's Champions
Be it the school races, the yams or the reggae, the island has always punched above its weight. By David Usborne AS Jamaica celebrates the historic second gold medal Usain Bolt won yesterday and the country's other track medals in Beijing, including...
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Sunderland Sign Cisse as Keane Looks for Three More
Roy Keane's ambition to add a fresh dimension to Sunderland as he begins his third season on Wearside was revealed yesterday in the left-field signing of former 14m Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse. Cisse, famous for the appalling leg-break he suffered...
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The Obsession with Results Harms Children's Education
LEADING ARTICLE Too many schools are manipulating the GCSE exams system The publication today of this summer's GCSE results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is expected to show another increase in the number of children who have achieved decent...
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The Olympics Are about So Much More Than Sport
Podium THERE HAS been a reasonable amount of coverage of Darfur during these Olympic Games. But I would love to see even more athletes involved in speaking out about what they believe in. The problem is that even if there was an athlete that wanted to...
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The Ten Best DVD Box-Sets
1 Mad Men Season 1 29.99The lauded new American drama recently started its second series in the US. Get up to date with season one's cool examination of 1960s New York ad men. Retro-fetishists can buy the box set in the style of a Zippo lighter.2 Damages...
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The Tories Are Learning from Blair
LIKE AN obedient pupil, the Conservatives seek to follow the New Labour rulebook for winning general elections. Yesterday, the shadow Chancellor George Osborne addressed the left-of-centre think-tank Demos on the theme of fairness. His counter-intuitive...
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This Opera Is Pure Poetry in Motion
Opera I WENT TO THE HOUSE BUT DID NOT ENTER Royal Lyceum Theatre What do T S Eliot, Samuel Beckett and one of the finest vocal quartets have in common? They all feature in Heiner Goebbels' new work, premiering at the festival.Goebbels, who this year...
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Time Stands Still as Lightning Bolt Strikes for a Second Time
You could say, once again, that it was a night when the world stood still - all of it, that is, except for Usain Bolt.Also, it was when the last doubt was removed that whenever anyone thinks of Beijing and the year 2008 it will not be the man who has...
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Today at the Games
THE MAIN EVENT13.20 Athletics Phillips Idowu's date with destiny in the triple jump. The 29-year-old Londoner looked confident enough in qualifying, recording the best jump of the competition at his very first attempt. Larry Achike, another Briton, is...
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Today at the Games
THE MAIN EVENT13.20 Athletics Phillips Idowu's date with destiny in the triple jump. The 29-year-old Londoner looked confident enough in qualifying, recording the best jump of the competition at his very first attempt. Larry Achike, another Briton, is...
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UK Courts Offer a Warm Welcome
COMMENT The recent criticism of the UK's libel law by the United Nations sounds particular alarm. This criticism is perhaps not surprising given that, despite various liberalising innovations in our law over the past 20 years, our courts still represent...
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Veteran Danvers Claims Shock Bronze
*ATHLETICS ANOTHER LIGHTNING Bolt for Jamaica; another bolt-from-the-blue medal for Great Britain. Usain Bolt was still posing next to the trackside clock on the infield of the Beijing Bird's Nest yesterday when Tasha Danvers was getting ready to settle...
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'We Ended Up Watching the Olympics and Sort of Making out. the Cooperman Has Still Got It.'
He's Out There OK, things are getting weirder - last week I was actually arrested by "immigration officials" and taken off to some place in Pimlico, where I was held and questioned for three days under the Prevention of Terrorism powers that the state...
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Where the Wild Things Are
From bats and badgers to snakes and owls, you don't need to go far to see animals up-close - you just need a tent. By Sanjida O'Connell The Americans have come up with one of the ugliest words to describe holidaying at home - a "staycation". But as the...
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Word on the Street
Surnames: Roberts, SuttonGiven Names: Terry, NickyAge: 46, 36From: Cambridge, UKOccupation: Social worker, management consultantWhich events have you attended? Terry: We saw the medals Britain won in the rowing on Sunday. We were also there to see [Roger]...
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Xaar Nobbled by Undercutting Licensees in Japan
THE INVESTMENT COLUMN Our view: AvoidShare price: 108.25p (-13.25p)Xaar will not pick up any gold medals for its performance in China this year. A wooden spoon, perhaps. The print technology group was hammered in July when it warned sales in China, its...
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York's Big Races Saved for Weekend Meetings
Every flood has its Ararat. By noon yesterday the York executive had conceded that the Knavesmire would not become raceable today or tomorrow, and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) wasted no time in loading precious prizes up the ramps, pretty...
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York's Feature Event Saved for Weekend
Every flood has its Ararat. By noon yesterday the York executive had conceded that the Knavesmire would not become raceable today or tomorrow, and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) wasted no time in loading precious prizes up the ramps, pretty...
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