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 September 27, 2008

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48 HOURS IN Nicosia
Cyprus's divided capital has made steps towards reunification, offering travellers the chance to sample the distinct Turkish and Greek flavours of the city. By Lee Jamieson WHY GO NOW?The ancient walled city of Nicosia (also known as Lefkosia) is the...
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6-5 Against
Is Lewis Hamilton driving into the same cul-de-sac that he found last year when his championship hopes ebbed away over the final races? His reducing points margin over rival Felipe Massa reads like the old Ted Rogers game-show - "3-2-1". Hamilton hasn't...
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A Club Self-Destructs - in the Time It Takes to Sink a Pint
At the time it merely prompted condescending smirks, but now it seems to provide a motif for much that has happened since. After all, it was just about the last time anyone has seen Mike Ashley. Watching what turned out to be Kevin Keegan's final game...
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A Genuine Work of Art
Old master or cutting-edge installation? Bruges is both, says Harriet O'Brien "There's something going on in Bruges," confides Alain Swimberghe of the Absolute Art Gallery. "The arts are growing fast - new businesses are starting up all around us."Bruges...
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'American Psycho' - the Musical
The ultra-violent novel about 1980s decadence is to take its place alongside 'The Lion King' on Broadway With his shockingly gory novel American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis examined the decadence and greed of Wall Street workers during the Ronald Reagan...
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A Mix of Modern and Ancient
MECHELEN From ancient palaces to funky shops, Mechelen is an intriguing mix. Between 1506 and 1530 this was the capital of the Spanish Netherlands, governed by Margaret of Austria, the regent for the Habsburg Emperor Charles V. In the 1550s it became...
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A Nice Little Place I Know
It has 1,539 rooms, four celebrity chefs and its 11 million litre fish tank is home to a whale shark. Ben Ross goes behind the scenes at Atlantis, The Palm - Dubai's new $2.5bn hotel What credit crunch? For a glimpse of what $2.5bn (1.4bn) of hotel looks...
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A Sensible Drugs Policy
LEADING ARTICLE ANOTHER RANCOROUS row about the classification of illegal drugs is looming. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs met yesterday in London to discuss whether ecstasy should be downgraded from Class A to Class B. Experts will present...
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Awaken, Not Stirred
So sleek and smooth is the new Danube Express from Berlin, even the doyen of night trains, James Bond, would be impressed. Michael Williams reports Glamorous, sure. But would 007 have approved? As the Danube Express, Europe's newest luxury train, majestically...
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Beauty Queen
While flicking through an airline shopping catalogue on a recent flight, I noticed the blurb accompanying a set of pale pink nail varnishes. "For instantly well-manicured nails that speak volumes about you,"it said. In fact, a wash of natural polish...
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Be Bolder on Policy, Activists Tell Cameron
But survey of party shows leader's popularity rating at all-time high Conservative Party activists want David Cameron to be bolder on policy and have remarkably low expectations of what a government led by him would achieve, according to a survey carried...
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Be in No Doubt: Britain Too Is in the Centre of This Storm
LEADING ARTICLE The haggling is going on in Washington, but our fates are entwined It seems likely there will, in the end, be an agreement between the United States administration and Congress on the grand plan to bail out Wall Street and kick-start...
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Borthwick Is at Home in Brutal New World
Calling the Shots Sometimes, I wonder if rugby will ever reach the limit of its physicality. It's a desperately hard sport these days, and we're fast getting to the stage where teams will struggle to train meaningfully more than twice a week - post-match...
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British Gastro Inns
Michelin stars, celebrity chefs, chic bedrooms - enjoy a night at the pub. By Sophie Lam THE STAR INN AT HAROMEYorkshireThe Star Inn is stellar in more ways than its name suggests, with a Michelin star and a host of awards including Inn of the Year and...
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British Troops 'Will Leave Iraq within a Year'
Withdrawal does not mean boost for Afghanistan, defence source reveals Britain's war in Iraq will end by this time next year, a highly placed defence source said yesterday. But asked whether the pullout from Iraq would mean reinforcements being sent...
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Bush Rescues Wall Street but Leaves His Soldiers to Die in Iraq
Robert Fisk's World It was a weird week to be in the United States. On Tuesday, secretary of the treasury Henry Paulson told us that "this is all about the American taxpayer - that's all we care about". But when I flipped the page on my morning paper,...
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Charlotte Uhlenbroek
My life in travel 'The pilot practically landed the aircraft blind' FIRST HOLIDAY MEMORY?I lived in Ghana until I was about five, and I remember going to Busua beach when I was three or four, which was the most beautiful place. It was the first time...
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Chinese Shops Recall Sweets after Toxic Chemical Crisis Spreads
CHINA'S CHILDREN love their "White Rabbit" sweets, a traditional reward for good behaviour or a school treat, but the confectioners Guanshengyuan have stopped domestic sales of the creamy candy after it was found to be laced with the toxic chemical melamine,...
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Computer Games
Pure PS3, Xbox 360, Disney Interactive, 39.99Usually, the prospect of racing games that are totally devoted to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) make my heart sink a little. But, playing Pure, I was surprised: ATV racers can be fast, hilariously dirty and...
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Credit Crisis Diary
So, paying for porn is not tax deductible...One way to fight the crunch: William Halby, 77, a Brooklyn lawyer, has been left with a whopping bill after a judge ruled that he wrongly claimed tax deductions of $300,000 (163,000) for his outgoings on porn,...
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Deal.Or No Deal?
Bush tells politicians to settle bailout differences Republican opponents stand firm on objections MFI and Hardy Amies near administration Backtracking and blame game in the capital PRESIDENT GEORGE Bush has insisted that the financial bailout package,...
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Dick Sudhalter
Cornettist whose career was founded on his Beiderbecke connectionDriven by the spirit of Bix Beiderbecke, Dick Sudhalter was a talented cornettist and an accomplished author. The remorseless research that he did on Beiderbecke was so intense that it...
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Discover a New World of Potential
Recently I have concentrated on the UK market, but one theme I keep returning to in this column is the industrial revolution going on in emerging markets. This week I am looking at two funds: Allianz RCM BRIC Stars and Aberdeen Emerging Markets. These...
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DVDs
Zodiac: the Director's Cut (15) Warner Home Video 15.74David Fincher directs a measured, old-fashioned investigative crime drama centred on the Zodiac serial killer, who terrorised the San Francisco area from 1968 to 1974. Zodiac is a study of obsession,...
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Ecclestone Revels in F1 Night Fever
Staging race under lights lets Europe watch in prime time and pleases sponsors In motor racing terms night races are nothing new, but from the Formula One perspective running the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix under floodlights will allow the commercial...
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Fears Grow That B&B Will Be the Next Casualty
Share price slumps as property market takes its toll on mortgage lender Shares in Bradford & Bingley hit record lows yesterday over fears it could become the second UK bank this month to lose its independence or face collapse.B&B's share price plunged...
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Fight Is Not Yet Won - and He Knows It
The week in politics When David Cameron addressed staff at Tory headquarters about his party's conference starting tomorrow, he said Labour was "absolutely right". About one thing, anyway: that he had "not yet sealed the deal" with the electorate. He...
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From Russia with Lust
The Russian duo Tatu shocked the record-buying public (or titillated it heartily, depending on your point of view) with their faux-lesbian schoolgirl shenanigans a few years ago. Now they're back, older (but still only 23), a little less lesbian and,...
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Fun, Festivals and Designer Chic
LEUVEN Tiny, lively Leuven is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1425. It is a picturesque place with a strikingly go-ahead atmosphere: its year-round run of festivals include BeLeuvenissen, a free celebration of music on Fridays...
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Gerrard's Maturity Will Be Tested by 'Physical' Liverpool
It Is a little less than a year since Steven Gerrard was caught up in the emotion of a highly charged Goodison derby in a way which, to Rafael Benitez's mind, was not conducive to the greater good of his side. The Liverpool manager's substitution of...
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Golden Shores
The diverse resorts on the beautiful Flemish coastline have something for everyone to enjoy. By Harriet O'Brien The golden sands seem to stretch on forever, disappearing into a dreamy haze in the distance. The sea is a dramatic arena of moving colour,...
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Grand Illusions
Restaurants This week's venue is more than just a restaurant; potentially it's a national treasure. Thousands of travellers pass through St Pancras every day, entering or leaving Britain on Eurostar. The new St Pancras Grand, with its all-British menu,...
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Great Portland Slips on Goldman Gloom
Market Report A "SELL" note from Goldman Sachs drove investors out of Great Portland Estates, the property developer which lost 15p to 340.5p yesterday.Anticipating a softening in occupier demand, the broker said that it expects office rents in London's...
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Growing Pains at the Lane
FACE-TO-FACE GARETH BALE Tottenham have endured a poor start to the season but, as the 19-year-old full-back tells Jason Burt, the desire and ability to turn things around is not lacking Fresh-faced and just 19, Gareth Bale is talking about the growing...
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Hamilton Lights Up Practice despite Late Alonso Spurt
In the end, nobody expected the Spanish Imposition, least of all Lewis Hamilton, who found himself knocked off the perch as the fastest driver in the second session of practice for the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix by his old adversary, Fernando Alonso.Towards...
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Heathrow's T5 Is Working - but Do We Really Need T6?
Six months ago this morning, tens of thousands of passengers discovered what they had been assured would be "far and away the best airport experience in the whole of Europe" was, in fact, possibly the most expensive shambles in the world. The man who...
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Henry Jones Art Hotel
24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE Hobart, Australia When the Tasmanian government took possession of a seen-better- days line of 19th-century warehouses and a disused jam factory on Hobart's blustery waterfront in the Seventies, it could have done two things: knock...
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Henrythenavigator Can Steer O'Brien and Murtagh out of Troubled Waters
Inside Track This afternoon's 54th running of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes could be considered something of a Koh-I-Noor with its many facets, a sharp edge or two and potential for brilliance. On the purely athletic face, the Group One contest may well...
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Highland Fling
A short, sweet summer in Scotland produces a surprising amount of exotic colour, says Anna Pavord. August in Scotland may be a bad month for grouse, but it is a brilliant one for flowers: fuchsias, geraniums, begonias, petunias, busy lizzies pouring...
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Holy Cow!
PsychoGeography I well remember sitting at a bar in Logan Airport, Boston, and watching the great cattledammerung of the mid-1990s on a flickering TV: mechanical grabbers lifting up tons of twitching steak tartare and dropping it into enormous trenches....
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Hymns to the Joyful
The Weasel Ever come across fifty-quid bloke? A phenomenon of the baby-boom generation, he's not uncommon. You may have one for your dad or have the dubious pleasure of being married to one. Fifty-quid bloke is a middle-aged music fan who hasn't got...
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'I Don't Have Enough Spending Money'
Stephanie Witt, 26, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, is a furniture buyer for Harrod's. Despite having a respectable salary and recent pay rise, saving for her wedding means she has little money left at the end of each month.She is already on the property...
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If You Ask Me
If you ask me the rock heritage industry is in danger of eating its own tail, swallowing its cash cow, and over-cooking the various geese that laid the golden eggs. It has exploited its back catalogue so much that speaking as someone who has enthusiastically...
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I'm All for Gay Rights. I'm Also for the Right to Use London's Parks
Some years ago, when George Michael was arrested in a US lavatory, he found that people were surprisingly sympathetic about his sexual proclivities. Everything was laughed off, in a way that was rather cheering. It was all a sign that the population...
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Income Protection
What is income protection insurance?IPI is a cover paying out as a regular monthly income from a deferred period after the incident up until a set age, which the claimant can decide. The aim is to return you to your original position. So, by paying out...
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Industrial Strength
The Paris-based boss of Kenzo and his sculptor wife welcome Charlotte Philby into the factory building they call home. It is a hazy Monday morning in a northern district of Paris, and a grocer quietly shuffles boxes of vegetables though a low wooden...
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In the Blame Game, It's Regulators Who Are Most at Fault
Outlook Enough has already been written and said about whether Hank Paulson's $700bn bailout fund is a legitimate approach to the US banking crisis, or whether it will do any good even if passed by Congress. My own view, repeatedly expressed since the...
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'It's Better That 10 Guilty Men Go Free Than One Innocent Man Be Wrongly Convicted'
Judges should order more retrials over unsafe convictions, says criminal review chief The country's top appeal judges are failing to correct miscarriages of justice where they suspect the jury has come to a wrong verdict, the head of the body charged...
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It's Fun Down Here
Life outside the Premier League is good. Crowds are up, the players aren't (always) bad and success is sweeter if you only taste it once in a while Ooo-Aar We Are Exeter! At the end of the 2003 season Exeter City were facing relegation from the Football...
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'I Went Hungry When A&L Bungled My Wage Cheque'
Q I paid a wage cheque for 600 into my Alliance & Leicester bank account in early April. A mistake in the branch caused this amount to be shown on my account as a debit instead of a credit. This took me 500 above my agreed overdraft limit and access...
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James May TV Presenter, Age 45
My secret life The house I grew up in ... I moved all over Britain. Home life was very happy. We all had food and shoes.When I was a child I wanted to be ... a fighter pilot because I like aeroplanes. Or a surgeon.The moment that changed me for ever...
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Jellyfish Risotto Anyone? Chef Puts Stinging Plague on Menu
Quest to convert a sceptical Catalan public FANCY A jellyfish soup? Or a mini-bundle of blanched vegetables with julienne strips of jellyfish? A prestigious Catalan chef plans to take advantage of the gloopy stinging creatures that plague Mediterranean...
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Jimmy Sirrel
Footballer and manager who in 1981 led Notts County into the top flight for the first time since the 1920s Like Sir Matt Busby and Bill Shankly before him, Jimmy Sirrel was a performer of football miracles, albeit in a more modest arena than his illustrious...
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Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham
My Week The former contender for the post of deputy leader of the Labour Party gives his impressions of the annual conference in Manchester MondayI've been at the Labour Party conference in Manchester since Saturday. I attend a series of fringe meetings...
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JPMorgan Saves WaMu after Record US Collapse
2TPG loses $1.35bn after joining rescue attempt of bank in March Shareholders gave a rousing reception to JPMorgan Chase's rescue of Washington Mutual, whose collapse on Thursday night was the largest banking failure in US history.As banking shares skidded...
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Kinnear Is Newcastle's Shock Choice
Appointment of former Wimbledon manager brings more confusion to Tyneside Newcastle United supporters finally got their "wow signing" yesterday and quite a few were left staggered at the enormity of it. Joe Kinnear is the new manager of Newcastle. That...
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Lion Hunt
The chase for places on next summer's tour to South Africa is hotting up and the underachieving English are in danger of being left behind, writes Chris Hewett The last time Ian McGeechan led the British and Irish Lions on a trek through Springbok country...
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Lives Remembered
Richard Beattie DavisTHE LIFE of my husband Richard Beattie Davis, who died on 6 September aged 86, fell into three sections. He served in the 8th Army Tank Brigade during the Second World War; he worked for the estate agents Knight Frank & Rutley for...
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Mallinder and Jones Do Battle in Trying Times
Saints and Saracens offer different takes on life under experimental law variations Graham Henry, the head coach of the All Blacks, claimed in these pages a couple of days ago that the northern hemisphere had "its head in the sand" with regards to the...
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Mallinder Tries to Bring ELVs to Order
Graham Henry, the head coach of the All Blacks, claimed in these pages a couple of days ago that the northern hemisphere had "its head in the sand" with regards to the Experimental Law Variations foisted on the game by a governing body currently attracting...
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Man Arrested in Germany over Killing of British Wargame Fanatic
On the internet, he was Shade, webmaster of Wars Central, a brilliant strategist who commanded victorious armies. In reality he was a bespectacled young man who grew up in a small provincial town, remembered by his school friends as a shy boy who was...
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Mbeki Did Not Deserve His Fate
Africa this week lost another leader, an important and special one, who will be better judged by history than by his own ANC party. After nearly 10 years as president of South Africa and five as Nelson Mandela's deputy president, Thabo Mbeki was ignominiously...
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'Money Is Not the Solution, It's the Problem'
In the town due to host last night's presidential debate, Rebublicans feel betrayed by Bush. Leonard Doyle tests the waterfor the bailout BILLY STRIPLING hurried to his job as an elevator maintenance man as dawn broke over Memphis yesterday. A southern...
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My Magical Mystery Tour
Last week Sir Paul McCartney returned to Israel, four decades after The Beatles were banned. Here, with comments by Sir Paul, is the pick of his portfolio. And, left, Donald Macintyre reflects on a diplomatic triumph It started with an act of contrition...
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New Films
I've Loved You So Long (12A)Director Philippe ClaudelStarring Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa ZylbersteinA French family and the mother's older sister, Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas), who has only recently come to stay, are sitting around the dinner table....
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Oh, to Be a Working Man Again - If Only for the Full English Breakfast
The thought hit me the other day - as I wouldn't be surprised to learn it has hit others in these nervous times for men in suits - that it would be wonderful to be a working man again. I say again expecting ridicule, since mine has not exactly been a...
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Old Blue Eye
On Monday, David Cameron is taking time out from his party conference to open a new exhibition of the work of Sir Benjamin Stone, the Tory grandee who was the leading photographer of his day. Sheridan McCoid reports Whatever the subject, Sir Benjamin...
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Organic Empire to Open Cafes
The leading 'vegetable box' supplier wants to bring a neighbourhood feel to a national chain of restaurants After conquering the home delivery market for vegetables, Britain's biggest organic farmer is planning to open a series of neighbourhood restaurants...
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Paulson Was Down on One Knee, Begging for a Deal
The air turned blue in the White House as the titans of American politics struggled to agree a bailout deal to save the banks. But then it hit the buffers. Rupert Cornwell takes up the story IT WAS gripping political drama, and it may yet prove to have...
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Pets' Corner
Your questions answered by Chamois Rose-Wood My partner has two dogs, one is a four-year-old Patterdale Terrier. The problem is that whenever anyone tries to leave the house he goes completely mad, starts barking and is really aggressive - then races...
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Plane Speaking
TRAIL OF THE UNEXPECTED Nebraska: giving the state its close-up Search for movies shot in Nebraska and it will leave you wondering how the Nebraska Film Office justifies its budget. Other than a documentary about a troubled family farm and some scenes...
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Pop CDs
Album reviews Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight (V2 Coop) 11.99Anyone alienated by the Rev's pastoral leanings might find themselves gagging on the butterflies and flowers of their seventh album. But SM's exotic trip isn't precious. Rather, it layers metaphor,...
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Read Fumbles as Notts Wilt
HAMPSHIRE 203 & 376-5 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 211 Durham are expected to complete an emphatic victory over Kent in Canterbury this morning, a result which would move the county to the top of the Championship and consign their opponents to Second Division cricket....
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Retailers on the Brink as Downturn Deepens
MFI, Hardy Amies near administration Homewares chain Rosebys goes bust JJB shares halve after profits plunge More blood was shed on the high street yesterday when a variety of retailers revealed contrasting trading woes and it emerged that the furniture...
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Robinho Fires Agent Who Made Pounds 4m from City Deal
Robinho announced yesterday that he had sacked Wagner Ribeiro, the agent who handled his recent 32.5m transfer to Manchester City and who, as The Independent revealed yesterday, received a payment of 4.2m for negotiating the deal.The decision reflects...
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Ronaldinho and Shevchenko Both Eye Place in Milan Derby
EUROPE TOMORROW'S MILAN derby will rock to a distinctly Samba beat with Ronaldinho hoping he can finally join the party after a quiet start to his Serie A career.While fellow Brazilians Alexandre Pato and Kaka have been instrumental in Milan winning...
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Rooney Faces Fair Share of Bench Duty, Says Ferguson
Rarely over the course of the last few years has Wayne Rooney had cause to fret about the composition of Sir Alex Ferguson's team- sheets but that may be about to change as Manchester United attempt to make up for lost time and points this season.Four...
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Sale Do the Hard Yards before Chabal Adds the Gloss
SALE 23 GLOUCESTER 9 Sale Sharks' record breaking victory over Gloucester was perhaps the best example yet of why rugby's new laws are becoming loathed by supporters across the land. This encounter saw Sale become the first team not to concede a try...
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Scull-Duggery
The way we live now Time was, if you had a scullery you'd look like a survivor from a previous age. If it was in a big house you were ancien regime and a skivvy from the village worked there until she was replaced by machines. If it was a smaller house...
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Sea and Be Seen
A resort that has it all: style, cuisine and culture. Henry Palmer is swept away by Ostend Wind, waves and action. For sheer spectacle head to Ostend. The kite surfers of the largest coastal resort in Flanders will inevitably have you spellbound. As...
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Seat Not Pants?
The Verdict Latin flair combined with German quality and reliability - that's always been the promise held out by the Spanish Seat operation since it was acquired by Volkswagen more than 20 years ago. Sometimes, as in the case of the faster versions...
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Secretive World of Family Court and Expert Witnesses
Richard Ingrams' Week Incompetent doctors can take heart from the story of paediatrician Dr David Southall. His case proved once again that professional people never like to see one of their number prevented from earning a good living, whatever he or...
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Senior Service Takes Leeds to Old Trafford
RUGBY LEAGUE LEEDS 18 WIGAN 14 IT IS probably the climax the season cried out for - Leeds versus St Helens in the Grand Final at Old Trafford next Saturday - but that line-up was only confirmed after a magnificently brave effort from Wigan here last...
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Shandy Hall Must Be Preserved - at Any Cost
Two hundred and fifty years ago, in a stone house in a village in Yorkshire, a country parson wrote a book that changed the world. "Who has not Tristram Shandy read?" wrote a young James Boswell on its publication, "Is any mortal so ill bred?" The answer,...
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Someone's Misfortune - Your Golden Opportunity?
The number of repossessions is soaring. In the first half of 2008, almost 19,000 properties were repossessed - up by nearly 50 per cent in a year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgages Lenders. It's a dreadful situation for those who have...
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Somerset Say Farewell to Their Title Ambitions
SOMERSET 202 & 227 LANCASHIRE 248 & 122-0 It all went wrong in the finishing straight for Somerset. Perhaps they were spooked by the unfamiliar territory: their customary position is among the pack, usually not so much chasing as being tailed off.Since...
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Something a Little Different
GHENT There's a real party atmosphere in Ghent - along with glorious streets, wonderful architecture and stunning galleries. The Museum of Fine Arts (www.mskgent.be) recently reopened after major refurbishment; the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art (www.smak.be)...
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Something for the Weekend
It's Squeaky Bum Time For...Michael VaughanIt will be this weekend and he hopes it will be later in the year too as he would love to be dodging the trots in India on England's Test tour. The squad will be announced on Monday and the former captain, unable...
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Something to Declare
Where to go, how to save, what to avoid DESTINATION OF THE WEEK THE TRAIN IN SPAINFrom next month, travelling by rail between three of northern Spain's finest cities should be much easier. A new express is to connect Barcelona, Zaragoza and Bilbao. Only...
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Staying in Films on Television
The Island 9.15pm ITV1 ***(Michael Bay, 2005) A competent and a somewhat unfairly maligned sci-fi chase movie, that steals its best ideas from Brave New World, Logan's Run and Michael Crichton's Coma. Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson (left) don white...
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Take Control of Your Retirement
Aradical overhaul of pension legislation coming into force at the beginning of October will give millions of us far greater control over our long-term savings and help ensure a financially comfortable retirement. The changes mean those who have opted...
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Terror Plots, Conspiracy Theories, and the Hunt for Rashid Rauf
He is one of the world's most wanted men, linked to a July 21 attacker and implicated in the airline bomb plot. Yet Rashid Rauf is still at large. Kim Sengupta reveals the latest sighting of a notorious fugitive and asks: is he being sheltered by Pakistan's...
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THE 50 BEST Menswear
Lee Holmes rifles through the racks for a new winter wardrobe, from check shirts and chinos to the ultimate cold-weather coat If you wish to purchase any back issues of The Information, please contact Historic Newspapers on 01988 402221, stating the...
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Theatre Reviews
Ivanov Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2Everything is spot-on in Michael Grandage's production of Chekhov's play. Giving a performance of extraordinary perceptiveness and human breadth, Kenneth Branagh has an almighty crack at Ivanov, while Grandage's wondrous...
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The Complete Guide to THE NEW SKI SEASON
Free tuition for beginners, improved lifts, extra flights to the Alps and ever-more-indulgent accommodation: there's plenty to celebrate in the coming winter, writes Cathy Packe IM NEW TO SKIING WILL I LIKE IT?The best way to find out is to try. This...
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The Fine Art of Fashion
ANTWERP Capital of diamonds, city of Rubens, vibrant centre of fashion: Antwerp has a dazzling variety of attractions. To shop for some of the world's most fabulous jewellery head to Appelmansstraat and Hoveniersstraat near the Central Station. Diamonds...
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The Insider
CLOTHINGEver so handyMany people find it a nuisance trying to use their MP3 players while wearing gloves, so Cotswold Outdoor has come up with the North Face Etip Glove. Each pair comes equipped with thumb and finger pads that make it easier to use the...
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The Modest Moderniser
The Saturday profile MICHAEL GOVE In an age of philistinism, the shadow Education Secretary is a rare politician who will own up to being knowledgeable One of the more interesting debates to take place on the fringe of next week's Conservative Party...
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The Oligarts
In an art storage depot in south London, James Butterwick, an old Etonian art dealer in motorcycle leathers, is showing me the first piece of Russian art he ever bought. It is a pencil drawing by Leon Bakst, a painter and graphic artist who designed...
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The Question Is: Can Palin Give a Coherent Answer?
David Usborne reports on the latest television performance by the Republican vice-presidential candidate THE REVIEWS of Sarah Palin's latest television appearance tumbled in yesterday and they were ugly. In only the third major broadcast interview since...
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