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 February 21, 2008

A Backroom Boy Who Falls into the Most Obvious Traps THE SKETCH
I still haven't got used to Gordon Brown giving his condolences to soldiers killed in Afghanistan. He says we owe them a debt of gratitude. It was bad enough when Tony Blair did it; we were able to imagine some struggle going on in the mystery of his...
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Adebayor Misses Golden Chance as Milanese Guile Stifles Arsenal
ARSENAL 0 MILAN 0Their rivals across town might be the champions of Italy but no one quite matches the Rossoneri of Milan for putting English clubs in their place. Paolo Maldini and friends shut the door last night on what is supposed to be the greatest...
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A Decimal Guide to Life's Oddities and Absurdities
Miles RememberedTen writers who sounded as if they were men but turned out to be womenRichmal CromptonGeorge EliotRadclyffe HallA S ByattGeorge SandFrances Parkinson KeyesJean PlaidyP D JamesEvelyn's DiaryAubrey's Brief Lives(NB. The management would...
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A 'Hamlet' That Loses the Plot
Dance hamlet Grand Theatre Leeds HH james son of james Barbican london HHHLurking beneath the surface of David Nixon's story ballets, you can sometimes see the different story he wanted to tell. As director of Northern Ballet Theatre, he has made a...
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An Invisible Group of Muslim Women Suffers under Sharia Law
Sir: Muslim women are being referred to as being in need of liberation from Islam or "turned into battlegrounds" (Letters, 14 February) as if they are helpless bystanders in the debate. For a Muslim woman to believe in sharia law she must believe it...
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Another Riddle from This Man of Mystery
Film MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS Cinemas NATIONWIDEEntering the plush Parisian hotel room, Wong Kar-Wai appears as enigmatic as one of his films. With the smile set permanently to placid and wearing his trademark sunglasses, inscrutable is not the word. But...
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Arctic Monkeys Named Best British Band at Brits
It was the first time they have turned up to the Brits - and they did it in style - dressed in tweed jackets, plus fours and flat caps, possibly a nod to their native Yorkshire.Last night, the Sheffield band the Arctic Monkeys were crowned best British...
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Ashton Sure 'The Volcano' Can Erupt against France
Brian Ashton cannot for the life of him work out why his red rose charges spent their most recent game - a flaky Six Nations victory over Italy in Rome - ignoring perhaps the least ignorable man in professional rugby: a 6ft 2in, spectacularly coiffeured...
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BA Hikes Fuel Fees as Chaos Hits T4
On the same day that British Airways foisted a twelfth fuel surcharge increase on to passengers, the carrier refused travel to some passengers due to a technical fault that disabled the baggage check-in system at Heathrow's Terminal 4.The system failure...
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Bank of England Minutes Reveal Call for Half-Point Cut This Month
Tensions at the heart of the Bank of England's policy emerged last night as the latest minutes of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee were published. Although all members voted for a reduction in interest rates, David Blanchflower, an external economist,...
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Boiling Point!
British Gas will today reveal annual profits of Pounds 600m - a 500% rise on the year before. With prices up by 15%, little wonder customers have reached...British Gas, the country's biggest energy supplier, is expected to announce a 500 per cent rise...
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Brian Harris
Fun-loving Everton footballerBoth as a versatile, high-quality footballer and an irrepressible character bubbling with vitality and wicked humour, Brian Harris became woven into the fabric of Everton as that great sporting institution rose from its mid-1950s...
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Bridgend's Mood Turns from Shock to Anger
As she emerged from the newsagent into the steady drizzle falling on Bridgend's main shopping centre yesterday, 18-year-old Rachel was clutching a bag of that day's papers. Each bore on its front page the haunting image of Jenna Parry, a local teenager...
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Brown's Plans for 'Earned Citizenship' Come under Fire
Gordon Brown was accused yesterday of treating immigrants as "second-class people" as he announced stricter rules for foreigners who want to become British citizens.The Home Office set out moves to introduce an "earned citizenship" system for migrants...
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Buoyant Tax Revenues Help Public Finances Hit Pre-Budget Target
Unexpectedly buoyant tax revenues last month will help the public finances reach the target set for them in last November's pre- Budget report.Owing to the timing of self-assessment tax returns and their associated tax payments, January is traditionally...
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Can London Emerge from Financial Crises with Its Reputation Intact?
How damaged is the City? As the decision about Northern Rock is gradually absorbed by the markets, people are switching attention to the secondary effects. Sir Howard Davies thinks that the combination of Northern Rock and the non-doms tax saga has indeed...
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Car vs Bike
London is bidding to become a true cycling city. But there are obstacles on the road ahead, says Simon O'Hagan. Plus, your chance to join a traffic-free 'cyclosportive' eventOn my cycle commute across central London each morning there used to be a tricky...
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Cavalli Ushers in an Age of Innocence
Roberto Cavalli is known for excessive glamour and animal prints, but yesterday's show at Milan fashion week revealed a subtler side to the designer.That isn't to say that the man who dressed the Spice Girls in gold leggings for their world tour had...
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Celtic Hopes Are Left in Tatters by Messi Ending
CELTIC 2 BARCELONA 3Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Barry Robson each gave Celtic the lead in a high-tempo thriller last night, but dreams of another glorious Champions League victory at Parkhead were shattered by the brilliance and goals of Lionel Messi,...
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Classical
LSO & CHORUS / TILSON THOMAS Barbican Hall LONDON ****One way of looking at Janacek's Glagolitic Mass is to imagine that the voices raised in affirmation and outrage are those of pagans who have been Christian for about a week. The idea of shouting one's...
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Clinton Faces Uphill Battle to Catch Up with Her Rival
Senator Hillary Clinton, grievously wounded by heavy losses in both Wisconsin and Hawaii on Tuesday, tried again yesterday to smudge the front-runner glow now attached to Barack Obama, her rival for the Democratic nomination, saying it was time to move...
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Clumsy Steps in the Wrong Direction
IMMIGRATIONIt is apparently no longer enough for aspiring UK citizens to work, pay their taxes and obey the law like the rest of us. The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, says migrants must "prove their worth" in other ways under a "new deal for citizenship".So...
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Concern at Rock's Off-Balance-Sheet Vehicles
Confusion arose last night over whether the nationalisation of Northern Rock could result in the Government running its own offshore, off-balance-sheet vehicle - an arrangement ministers have lambasted private sector firms for using.Separately, opposition...
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Credit Crisis Turmoil Claims New Victims
Losses resulting from the credit market turmoil - until now largely limited to the world's biggest investment banks - are starting to be felt much more widely, by wealthy individuals, local government and even sports teams, presaging a new and potentially...
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Credit Suisse Fuels Fear of New Wave of Losses
The market fears the issues surrounding the complex financial products which led Credit Suisse to suspend traders and nurse millions of dollars in losses this week, could spark a wave of similar writedowns in the banking sector.One analyst in the market...
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Crucial Goal Lifts Kuyt's Hopes for Deliverance
On Tuesday morning, Dirk Kuyt will have driven into Liverpool's Melwood training ground past the graff-iti that named him as one of the three players who, according to the militants, should follow manager Rafael Benitez out the club. By 9.30pm he had...
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Cruyff Leaves Barca Door Open for Mourinho
Jose Mourinho's path to the Barcelona manager's job was last night dramatically cleared as club legend, and the biggest opponent to his appointment, Johan Cruyff, agreed to join Ajax at the end of the season.Cruyff, it seems, will not be at the Nou Camp...
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Cruyff Takes Ajax Job to Leave Barcelona Door Open for Mourinho
Jose Mourinho's path to the Barcelona manager's job was last night dramatically cleared as club legend, and the biggest opponent to his appointment, Johan Cruyff, agreed to join Ajax at the end of the season.Cruyff, it seems, will not be at the Nou Camp...
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Customers Pay Price for Flawed Market
If, as predicted, Centrica announces spectacular results this morning, British Gas customers are going to blow a fuse. And who could blame them?After the briefest respite, energy bills are skyrocketing again. Just one month after British Gas increased...
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Cyclotherapy
People always seem horrified when I talk about the delights of cycling with my iPod on. Surely riding a bike in London is already dangerous enough, they say. How can you possibly hear the traffic over the top of the music you're listening to? Some have...
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Dhoni Tops IPL Auction Frenzy
As if to confirm the profound suspicion that the Indian Premier League is only showbiz it took a Bollywood film star to maintain decorum yesterday at the bizarre bazaar of the players' auction.With millions of dollars being offered for routine players...
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Diary
It's good to know that ministers are nurturing some schools. Jim Knight, the Schools Minister, revealed at a Commons Select Committee hearing this week that he writes each year to the 100 most-improved schools in England to congratulate them on their...
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Don't Sack Musharraf, US and UK Warn Election Victors
The United States and Britain are pressing Pervez Musharraf's victorious opponents to drop their demands that he resign as President and that the country's independent judiciary be restored before forming a government.In a strategy some Western diplomats...
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Emily Perry
Dame Edna's foil Madge AllsopAt the age of 80, Emily Perry found fame as Madge Allsop, the sour-faced, roundly abused companion and one-time bridesmaid of the "housewife superstar" Dame Edna Everage, Barry Humphries' gladioli- waving alter ego. For almost...
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England's Wright Idea Earns Thrilling Tie
CRICKET ENGLAND 340-6 NEWZEALAND 340-7 Match tiedThe introduction of Twenty20 cricket has made batsmen realise just how many runs can be scored in a limited-over match, whether its duration be 20, 40 or 50 overs. The recognition is the principal reason...
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Fear and Hatred in the Village
In 1980, 'Cruising', a movie about a killer who targets gay men, sparked a hate campaign against its director William Friedkin. Now it's out on DVD. Stephen Applebaum revisits the hysteriaTwenty-eight years after its release, William Friedkin's most...
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Former Head of MI6: We Took No Interest in What Diana Was Doing
Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, abandoned the service's customary vow of silence yesterday to deny outright that the intelligence service assassinated Diana, Princess of Wales.The former spymaster made a highly unusual trip into the witness...
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Fresh, Wild - and Yours for Free
Britain's most glamorous foodies are sourcing their ingredients in the unlikeliest places. And now chef Mark Hix has created the ultimate foraged feast. Simon Usborne tucks in with himWith the low winter sun streaming along London's Regent's Canal, the...
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Gloves Are off in the Fight to Halt Obama
Accusations of plagiarism, charges that the candidate reneged on a promise over campaign finance, a supposed gaffe by his wife - anything now goes in the battle to halt Barack Obama's march towards the 2008 Democratic nomination.His resounding victories...
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Help the Stars Get to the Top of Their Game
RECRUITMENT Want to work with Tiger Woods or David Beckham? Then you should be a sports agent. By Andy Sharman'Show me the money!" For the 12 years since the movie,Jerry Maguire, came out, sports agents have been associated with these four words. But...
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He's out There
'Mrs Himmler staggered in, drunk as usual. She comes up and starts patting my head like I'm a bulldog'The big wedding of the year is back on. Tentatively. Victoria and I are to be married on 4th July and I'm shitting bricks. I drove down to see my in-laws...
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Home Is Where the Hearth Isn't
Architect Paola Sassi was so fed up with the amount of waste created by builders, she decided to construct her own energy-saving house. Tim Pullen takes a tourYou don't expect to find a contemporary, not to say minimalist, eco-house tucked into a quiet...
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I Don't Know How They Can Sleep at Night
Last Night's TVFREEZING BBC2ICE ROAD TRUCKERS FIVEThe tricky thing about self-deprecation is that it's so liable to slide sideways a couple of microns and topple into the ditch of self- regard. For one thing, it doesn't exactly buck the notion that the...
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If Gordon's in the South Seas, Could His Bubble Burst?
A few days before it was announced that Fidel Castro was stepping down as the President of Cuba, a gigantic image of Gordon Brown, with a red flower jauntily tucked behind his right ear, was projected on to the side of the Houses of Parliament.These...
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'If I Were a Politician, There Would Be Fewer Speeches and More Action'
The 5-minute Interview Pauline Malefane Singer/actressPauline Malefane, 31, co-wrote, directed and starred in 'U- Carmen eKhayelitsha', an adaptation of Bizet's 'Carmen' set in South Africa. She is currently starring in 'The Magic Flute' at the Duke...
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'I like to Think I'm Not a Sulker or a Moper'
Wales wing Mark Jones had to learn coach Warren Gatland's blitz defence system in quick time to win back his place, writes James Corrigan Countdown to Wales against ItalyThe bigger they are, the harder they fall - or in rugby union's case, the harder...
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'I Looked at the Next Level and How to Achieve It'
MY WAY NME's Conor McNicholas gives his tips for success at workConor McNicholas is the editor of New Musical Express (NME). The Shockwaves NME Awards are on 28 February.What did you want to be as a child?I was pretty aimless, although as a teenager...
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In Havana, Even the Future Is Very Carefully Stage-Managed
Fidel Castro continued his long farewell to the Cuban people yesterday when state television prepared to broadcast an unprecedented, but carefully scripted discussion about the road ahead, now that the "Commander in Chief" has finally loosened his tenacious...
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'I Started to Write to the BBC at 14'
PASSED/FAILED An education in the life of Anneka Rice, television presenterAnneka Rice, 49, began presenting "Challenge Anneka" in 1989. Today she launches the "Working Life Begins at Fifty" campaign (0800 100 900 or www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/guidance)I...
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It's Official (Even If It Is Unfair): Northern Rock Has Been a Huge Disaster for the Government
It is not fair, but the Opposition is winning. It is a feeling I first felt when learning about the 1951 election for O-level History. Labour won more votes than the Conservatives but still lost. My feeling was misplaced, I now realise. Labour lost under...
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It's Payback Time for Builders, Says Dresdner
MARKET REPORTThe prevailing turmoil in the credit markets, coupled with mounting fears of a sustained economic slowdown (or, if you're feeling particularly bearish today, coupled with increasing signs of a recession) has cast a dreary shadow over housebuilders.Save...
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Large Lenders Start to Exit 100 per Cent Mortgage Market
Britain's largest lenders have begun to withdraw from the 100 per cent mortgage market, raising their prices and increasingly refusing to lend any more than 90 per cent of a property's value.According to statistics from Moneyfacts.co.uk, the comparison...
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Magnificent Maldini Proves Equal to Gunners' Tactical Variety
Two successive Anglo-Italian nights in theory, as Champions League football returned to England; until Theo Walcott was introduced for the final minute of the game, though, Arsenal did not even manage to field the one player from their own country that...
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Mancini and Totti Prove the Best of Enemies
Roma's 2-1 Champions League win over Real Madrid on Tuesday showed teammates do not have to be the best of friends to gel on the pitch.Captain Francesco Totti set up Brazilian midfielder Mancini for the winner in the last-16 first-leg clash in Rome,...
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Master in Charge of Walsh's Champion Plan
This could be one of those occasions when you can't see the trees for the wood. The showdown between Kauto Star and Denman, three weeks tomorrow, so dominates the Cheltenham agenda this year that it would be easy to overlook the mind-boggling depth of...
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Master in Charge of Walsh's Champion Plan
By Chris McGrathRacing CorrespondentThis could be one of those occasions when you can't see the trees for the wood. The showdown between Kauto Star and Denman, three weeks tomorrow, so dominates the Cheltenham agenda this year that it would be easy to...
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Mesmerising Memoir of 30 Days in the Life of a Brutalised Iranian Teenager
The Thursday Book MY LIFE AS A TRAITOR By Zarah Ghahramani, with Robert Hillman BLOOMSBURY, Pounds 12.99 Order for Pounds 11.69 (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897Yet another ghosted prison memoir? Yes, but this one is different. As a first-hand account of an...
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'My Husband, Who's 51, Wants to Train as a Science Teacher. Is This Possible? What's the Best Way?
EDUCATION QUANDARYHilary's adviceYes, it is possible. No one is too old to teach - in fact, legislation enacted in 2006 makes age discrimination illegal - and some heads see the benefits of older teachers. Also, as a science teacher, he will be more...
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NATO Vows to Protect North Border of Newborn Kosovo
The commander of the Nato force in Kosovo has moved swiftly to assert its authority on the newborn nation's northern border.Lt-Gen Xavier de Marnhac, commander of the Nato-led peacekeeping force, Kfor, said the posts destroyed on Tuesday would be rebuilt...
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New IVF Technique: Greater Success Rate, Fewer Multiple Births
Doctors have found a way to boost the success rate of IVF in a ground-breaking study that halved the incidence of multiple births, by far the biggest hazard of fertility treatment.Fertility specialists at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital who tested the...
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No Wonder There Are So Many Sick Notes
The Health Minister Alan Johnson's latest big idea is that work is good for our health - and he is campaigning for what he calls our "sick note culture" to be turned into a "well note culture". As a soaraway slogan that doesn't even get past first base,...
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Pandora
email pandora@independent.co.ukinternet site www.independent.co.uk/pandoraLloyd Webber hops aboard Priscilla's battered desert busRepeatedly whipped on the rugby field by us Poms, Australians will, at least, have a cultural success to boast about later...
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Pop
RONI SIZE REPRAZENT Scala LONDON****Reprazent's return made me uneasy. Dance music dates quickly, and jungle/drum'n'bass's moment passed when Reprazent beat Radiohead, Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers and Prodigy to 1997's Mercury Music Prize. Surely...
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Professor Joshua Lederberg
Molecular biologist who developed the new science of bacterial genetics and won a Nobel Prize at 33Joshua Lederberg, one of the pre-eminent scientists of the 20th century, was only 33 when he was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine...
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Pupils Need Better Advice on Their Options
COMMENTThe Russell Group of leading universities said recently that its members regard some A-level subject combinations more highly than others. Schools secretary Ed Balls has hinted that the new diplomas being introduced from September might eventually...
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Recovery Strategy Pays off for Thorntons
THE INVESTMENT COLUMNOur view: AddShare price: 156.5p (+5.25p)It's chocolate season - Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter are all in close succession and Thorntons has been innovating on products to lure chocolate lovers into its stores. Thorntons...
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SABMiller Finally Rules out Making Rival Bid for Scottish & Newcastle
The brewing giant SABMiller has ruled itself out of making a rival bid for Scottish & Newcastle to trump an agreed 7.8bn offer from Carlsberg and Heineken.Speculation that SABMiller was considering an 8bn - or 850p a share - bid for the Edinburgh-based...
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Scarcer Mortgages Spell Housing Gloom
OUTLOOKOne hundred and twenty five per cent mortgages are already history, 100 per cent deals are fast disappearing, and according to some lenders it may soon be next to impossible to get even a 90-95 per cent mortgage.The disappearance of these deals...
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Seurat Sketch Thought to Be Stolen by Nazis Is Seized from Paris Art Dealer
A long-lost sketch for one of the most famous French paintings of the late 19th century has been seized by police from an art dealer in Paris. The preliminary study by the pointillist artist Georges Seurat, painted on the lid of a cigar box, was assumed...
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Sleeping Around
'My friend has a crush on you," my friend Jamie told me, "can I set you up on a date?" There's nothing really abnormal about this, except that the "friend" is a woman named Rachel, and she's absolutely gorgeous.I have met Rachel a few times before, and...
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Switch off - and Help the Planet
SCHOOLS A school in east London is leading a campaign to save energy in buildings and teach about global warming. Will others follow? By Steve McCormackAlthough weather-beaten and a little rough at the edges, Langdon School's 1940s art deco lines retain...
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Terry and Lampard Face Final on Bench
Avram Grant is considering leaving both Frank Lampard and John Terry out of his starting line-up for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur. Both players, who have only recently returned from injury, are understood to privately fear they...
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Terry and Lampard Face Final on Bench
By Jason BurtAvram Grant is considering leaving both Frank Lampard and John Terry out of his starting line-up for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur. Both players, who have only recently returned from injury, are understood to privately...
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Terry and Lampard Face Final on Bench
Avram Grant is considering leaving both Frank Lampard and John Terry out of his starting line-up for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur. Both players, who have only recently returned from injury, are understood to privately fear they...
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Testing Should Be More Flexible
If Jim Knight, the Schools Minister, was in any doubt about the amount of opposition to the testing and exams regime in English schools, Monday's visit to the Commons select committee would have put him right. The nature of the questioning - particularly...
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Tevez Taps Home to Reward United's Pressure
LYONS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1Sir Alex Ferguson has been glowing in his praise of the prodigiously talented striker they have come to call L'Etoile Benzema in these parts. But Karim Benzema provided United with a genuine fright here last night after striking...
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The Armenian Genocide: Why Britain Is at Fault
AGAINST THE GRAINDonald Bloxham is professor of modern history at the University of Edinburgh. He argues that the extermination of approximately one million Armenian Christians by Ottoman-Turkish authorities during the First World War was genocide, and...
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The Battle to Save a Legend of Dunkirk
Picture PostA rusting black-and-white shell of a ship, sunk into the murk and grime of Kent's River Medway, is the ugly evidence of one of the nation's treasures being left to languish. The valiant vessel in question is the Medway Queen, a 186ft former...
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The End for National Pay Negotiations?
UNIVERSITIES This month, lecturers are being balloted on a new pay bargaining structure. If the vote is no, it could be bad news for some academics' salaries. Lucy Hodges reportsAcademics around the United Kingdom are voting in a ballot that may sound...
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The Island That Had (and Lost) Everything
South Pacific tragedy Twenty years ago, the people of Nauru had the highest per capita income in the world. Today they are destitute: their natural resources exhausted, their wealth (and health) squandered, and their future scarcely imaginable. Kathy...
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There Must Now Be No Return to Military Rule
PAKISTANThe Pakistani general elections have had a more positive outcome than many inside and outside the country dared to hope. With most of the votes counted in the world's sixth most populous country, the opposition parties have registered a sweeping...
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The Stag's Guide to Playing Away
The jailing of a British reveller in Latvia should surprise no one: the soon-to-be-married are going wild abroad as never before. By Jerome Taylor Britons behaving badlyIt's the kind of thing our embassies abroad have come to dread: a British stag-do...
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The Ten Best Belts
1 Boudicca 190A wide belt updates most outfits and this lace-covered version is spectacularly chic. Boudicca celebrated its 10th birthday last year and it's obvious the label is maturing nicely.www.brownsfashion.com; 020 7514 00352 Fendi 160Much imitated,...
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'Thumbs Up for Men - but Down for School Meals'
DIARY OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL MUMClaire's eyes are bloodshot, her cheeks are pale - she is visibly distressed. "She's been a little bit flustered," Miss Perry informs me at pick-up time, "but I think she's better now."Was Claire shouted at, put on the naughty...
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Today in the Premier League
ARSENALThe manager Arsne Wenger believes a 39th Premier League game could have a "domino effect" on other European leagues. "Let us accept that England organise a 39th game," the Frenchman said. "Then tomorrow, Italy will organise one, France will organise...
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Vogts in Nigeria Exit after Fresh Row
Berti Vogts has resigned as Nigeria national team coach with immediate effect. The 61-year-old, who guided Germany to victory in the 1996 European Championship, had been heavily criticised in Nigeria following their African Nations Cup quarter-final...
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We'll Save the Planet Only If We're Forced To
Do you check every item you buy to make sure it is green and planet-friendly? Do you buy carbon offsets every time you fly? Stop. It is time to be honest: green consumerism is at best a draining distraction, and at worst a con. While the planet's fever...
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What Was the Amber Room, and Has It Really Been Discovered at Last?
The big questionWhy are we asking this now?Because the hunt for the fabled Amber Room, regarded as one of Russia's truly great art treasures, could be over. The Amber Room, so-called for its ornate amber panels, was kept in Russia for more than 200 years,...
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'Where Can I Find out about Voluntary Work? How Do I Get into Furniture Restoration?'
THE CAREERS ADVISERForward planningMy daughter is thinking about taking a gap year instead of going to university and wants to do voluntary work. Is there anywhere we can get good advice about which schemes offer a good experience both for her and the...
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Which Was the Best Booker Winner? You Decide
Some of the most acclaimed novels of our times have won what is now the Man Booker Prize over the past four decades. Now, they will be pitted against each other in a battle to be "the best of the Booker", as chosen by the public.While some have criticised...
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Why Does Mohamed Al Fayed Get Such Stick?
How the great and good of the British establishment must be rejoicing - discreetly sheltered by their castle walls and stucco facades. They finally granted Mohamed Al Fayed his yearned-for day in court, and now the whole Diana conspiracy has evaporated...
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'You Need Passion and Resilience'
I WANT YOUR JOB... URBAN REGENERATION EXPERTJoanne Jennings is the chief executive of Liverpool ONE, a massive city regeneration project. Liverpool has been chosen as a European Capital of Culture for 2008.What do you actually do?I help run the largest...
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You Write the Reviews
THE SAVAGES (15, Tamara Jenkins, 114mins) LIMITED RELEASE ***The Savages, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as a pair of childless siblings who are forced by circumstance to provide a semblance of parental...
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