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 March 30, 2009

Adil Ray
Work: Presents The Adil Ray Show at Breakfast 6-9am (7am-10am from 20 April) on BBC Asian Network, and will front a Picturing Britain series for Radio 4 and Desi DNA (BBC2)Life: 34 , single, lives in BirminghamBalance: Other radio, comedy, cricket, good...
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Adoration of US Television Is 'Dangerous Nonsense'
March is proving to be the cruellest month for British television. Jobs are being shed on an unprecedented scale and investment slashed, as advertising collapses. For the first time in half a century, the viability of a major chunk of British broadcasting...
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Africa Notebook
The embassies that take Kenya to taskA SURVEY of recent headlines in Nairobi reveals a curious development in Kenya. It appears that foreign ambassadors have taken over the role traditionally played by an elected opposition.The notion was first floated...
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An Englishwoman in Paris Takes the Tribune into Its Digital Future
Visitors to the French Open tennis championships, which starts in May at the Stade de Roland Garros in Paris, might be surprised to look up at the street sign and find they are standing in Avenue Gordon Bennett. They might be further intrigued to learn...
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'Any Tour of Post-War Pop Culture Takes in the Basics of Star Trek Mythology'
The Couch Surfer The trailer begins with a motorbike speeding across a deserted plain at dusk. The young man riding it rolls moodily to a halt. You can tell hes moody because he has a beat-up leather jacket and a bloody nose. And because hes riding a...
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Are We Ready for Generation Next?
Georgia Gould, Emily Benn and Will Straw - not to mention Chloe Madeley and Amber Le Bon - are following in their parents' famous footsteps. Tim Walker sizes up the new kids on the block When a carpenters son or a lawyers daughter decides to enter the...
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Armitstead Rivals Grit of Pendleton
CYCLING Bronze completes medal set for 20-year-old and matches tally of Britain's Beijing star Lizzie Armitstead completed her astounding debut in a senior World Track Championships with bronze in the points race here yesterday to bring a close to an...
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As the World Sees It
Obamas Afghan strategyDAWN (PAKISTAN)The truth is, Mr Obama is feeling his way through a diabolically complex problem and is reaching for solutions where there are no obvious answers. Consider his case for reconciliation talks in each Afghan province...
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A Tale of Two Sports - How Rugby League Has Allowed an Assault on Good Sense
Talking Football Imagine a scenario in which a leading England footballer, estranged from his wife, decides after a few drinks to visit her new place with a friend and intimidate her. After a bit of pushing and shoving, the footballer and his mate...
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A Week in Which Our Political Leaders Need to Deliver
LEADING ARTICLE From the economy to climate change, now is the time for action The dominant themes of this weeks G20 summit in London have been emerging for several weeks now. There is expected to be a consensus on new funds for the International Monetary...
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A Wounded Educationalist Such as Alastair Would Excel as an Etonian Housemaster
On behalf of an old friend in urgent need of a proper job, I begin with a public appeal. Are you, or do you know, the head of one our leading public schools with a vacancy for the teacher of politics, media studies, modern languages, softly pornographic...
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Ban Darts to Make Britain Safe
Dom Joly's Weird World of Sport When does a hobby become a sport? News that trainspotters are now being banned from stations as they are a security threat is yet another example of the ludicrous extremes that this government will go to remove anything...
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Baroque Stars
If it's exuberant, dazzling, ornate, theatrical and hysterical, you'll find it at the V&A's latest blockbuster show, says Tom Lubbock Its one of those words baroque. Its like surreal, an art label that came unstuck from its original situation, and acquired...
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Beckford Points Way to the Future
LEAGUE ONE LEEDS UNITED 2 MILTON KEYNES DONS 0 The ghosts of Leeds United past walked the broadcasting gantry at Elland Road. Eddie Gray and Norman Hunter were present, as ever, and Alan Smith finally came home. Yet when Jermaine Beckford finished off...
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Button Reborn as Brawn Flex Muscles
Briton's stunning triumph confirms rivals' fears over new car as world champion Lewis Hamilton is third. By David Tremayne in Melbourne Just before the start of yesterdays Australian Grand Prix, as Sir Richard Branson gazed skyward, a Boeing 747 flew...
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Capello's Drive for Power Leaves Owen Stranded
Fabio Capello has dropped his strongest hint yet that Michael Owens England career is over by ruling out calling up the striker despite losing Emile Heskey and Carlton Cole to injury and with Peter Crouch nursing a dead leg.I have to choose the players...
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Cardiff Put Robinson in a Hard Place
Commentary CARDIFF BLUES 11 NORTHAMPTON 5 If, at the business end of the fourth and last EDF Energy Cup final in a little under three weeks, Nicky Robinson finds himself lining up a drop-goal to win Cardiff Blues their first title of any description...
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Celtic Indiscretion Allows First Win to Go Begging
ROUND-UP Celtic Crusaders coach John Dixon admitted last night that a moment of indiscipline cost his side the chance to claim their first Super League win at Warrington.The Crusaders three times held a six-point lead and were poised to share the spoils...
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Cipriani Impresses in Belated Bid for Lions Place
SARACENS 19 WASPS 14 DANNY CIPRIANIS underwhelming season may yet finish on an overwhelming high after his performance in Wasps defeat at Saracens yesterday drew praise from Ian McGeechan, who doubles up as Wasps director of rugby and the head coach...
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Classical
THE MIRACLE AT COETHEN South Bank Centre, London **** One advantage the Barbican and South Bank Centre have over other venues is flexibility, and their total-immersion seasons represent the best possible use of that freedom. Coethen was the German principality...
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Cloughie and Boycott: Egos Incorporated
VIEW FROM THE SOFA CLOUGH TROPHY KIDS ITV/C4 IN CASE it has escaped your attention, or youre a Trappist monk who has cancelled his subscription to Shoot (but happens to have stumbled across this copy of The Independent after a forgetful friar left it...
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Conservative Party Kicks out Its Biggest Donor over Europe Row
THE SPREAD-BETTING tycoon Stuart Wheeler once the Conservatives largest donor has been expelled from the party after giving 100,000 to the UK Independence Party. The businessman said he would vote for the eurosceptic party in Junes European elections...
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Credit Crisis Diary
Not exactly unbiased economic analysisDont pay too much attention to George Soross warning that the UK may end up having to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund. Its not that George, right, doesnt know what hes talking about just that the...
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Cyber Spy Network Hacks into 103 Nations
China accused of running 'GhostNet' after Dalai Lama's office raise alarm THE CHINESE government is under pressure to answer allegations that it is operating a huge cyber spy network that has hacked into classified files in computers in 103 countries...
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Dixon Inspires Cas Comeback
RUGBY LEAGUE CASTLEFORD 28 BRADFORD 26 Castleford staged one of the great Super League escapes, with three tries and three goals from the dead-eyed Kirk Dixon in the last 10 minutes to rescue what had seemed a lost cause.Cas were trailing 26-10 in the...
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Domestic Demands May Scupper a Worldwide Economic Solution
How much will the financial crisis eventually cost? Im not talking about the billions of pounds or the trillions of dollars being spent to rebuild the worlds financial system. These numbers are now so big that, in thinking about them, I feel decidedly...
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Drysdale's Late Blunder Hands Title to Kjeldsen
GOLF Denmarks Soren Kjeldsen won his third European Tour title when he won the Andalucia Open by three shots from the Briton David Drysdale yesterday.A closing level-par 72 in a tense finale at the Real Club for a 14-under-par 274 earned Kjeldsen, 33,...
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England Battle to Contain Windies
Beleaguered tourists recover to restrict home side after Gayle launches familiar early assault on Broad and Flintoff WEST INDIES 239-9 ENGLAND SOMEHOW England had to regroup yesterday. The circumstances could hardly have been more inauspicious. They...
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Every Girl's Best Friend
His perfectly cut dresses have women - and Hollywood - in raptures. Lanvin's Alber Elbaz shows Susannah Frankel around the label's new London store We put a lot of work into the windows, says the designer Alber Elbaz, standing in Mount Street on a rainy...
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Feathers Fly - and So Does the Hero
DANCE SWAN LAKE Coliseum, London **** CARMEN Sadler's Wells, London ** As a production of a 19th-century classic, American Ballet Theatres Swan Lake is bonkers. As a night out, its a surprisingly good time. The dancers smilingly take whatever Kevin...
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First Cut Isn't Final
(But at Pounds 3,000 for a vasectomy reversal, it isn't a snip) The rising divorce rate and boom in second marriages is leading to a surge in demand for an operation on the most sensitive part of the male anatomy. Breaking up, as the song says, is hard...
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First Test for Obama's More Engaging Foreign Policy Plan
G20 in London The agenda President Barack Obamas policy of open engagement with Americas adversaries faces its first real test at the G20 summit in London this week during which he will hold private meetings with Russian and Chinese leaders.Mr Obama...
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Forget Carrots, Video Games Boost Night Vision
Targeting virtual objects on screen helps train eyes to work in low-light, study finds COMPUTER AND video games that involve guns and shooting may not do much for a childs education but they can improve eyesight, according to a study showing that a persons...
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For the Record
Nobody will miss you more than me. Phillip Schofield bids goodbye to departing This Morning co-host Fern Britton. So, absolutely no rift there, then.A very public affairThe high-powered Google communications team can look forward to some interesting...
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Getty Sharpens Its Focus on Snap-Happy Amateurs
Apicture called Stormy Rye on the online photography behemoth Flickr.com shows dark, dramatic storm clouds looming over the rural town of Rye in East Sussex. This shot, by Gregory Warran, is one of 585 on his Flickr page and has been viewed more than...
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Godolphin Gear Up Again for Charge on Kentucky
THE RACING CALENDAR has reached its Spaghetti Junction, where not even the road to Aintree the only artery that courses from one end of the sporting nation to the other can sweep through a distracting variety of slip roads, traffic lights and roundabouts....
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Going for Gold in a Financial Crisis
Small Talk IT CAN be assumed, perhaps guaranteed, that even in the worst of times someone is making money out of a crisis. In recent months, this truism has been applied to the small number of hedge fund managers and investors who have called the markets...
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Gunman Kills Eight at North Carolina Nursing Home
A gunman who opened fire at a nursing home in North Carolina yesterday morning killed eight people and wounded three others, police said.Sheriffs officers describing the scene at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage said Robert Stewart comes...
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Happiness in Spite of History
The Monday Book MY FATHER'S WIVES By Jose Eduardo Agualusa ARCADIA Pounds 11.99 Order for Pounds 10.99 (free p&p) from the Independent Bookshop: 0870 079 8897 In 2007, The Book of Chameleons by Angolan author Jose Eduardo Agualusa won The Independent...
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He's All Tied Up in Notts
The Weekend's Television ROBIN HOOD SAT BBC1 PRIMEVAL SAT ITV1 TIMEWATCH - PYRAMID: THE LAST SECRET SAT BBC2 I know the lead times on television drama make these things difficult but it would have been nice, given the prevailing gloom, to have a cheerful...
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Housing Market Fall Shows Signs of Slowing
Landlords are buying, price falls slowing, and more sellers achieving asking price BRITAINS RESIDENTIAL property market has shown early signs of recovery in March, as landlords have bought more properties than they sold for the first time in two years.At...
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How to Save? Go Deep into the Red
THE Wall Street Journal reports on the new values being inculcated in business schools. Scepticism is the latest thing, to get finance students through the next decade or two. You cannot sell a [financial] product to a client if you yourself dont understand...
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How Would You Help the Unemployed and, What Is Your Biggest Poker Loss?
You ask the questions Zac Goldsmith Conservative and environmentalist Are you dismayed that green politics seems to have virtually disappeared from the Cameron agenda these days?IAN MACKENZIEGlasgowThey havent disappeared. Theres just less debate about...
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Hull's Infusion of Spirit Throws Bristol a Lifeline
BRISTOL 37 WORCESTER 18 NOT SO much a wake as an awakening. Bristol could have been railroaded out of the Guinness Premiership yesterday; instead, they scored half a dozen tries their biggest tally in the elite league for six years and generally played...
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Hunt for the Monster of Florence
When two writers tried to look beyond a bizarre murder investigation focused on Masonic rites and a psychic, the police turned on them. Their account is now coming to Hollywood, thanks to Tom Cruise. By Peter Popham The best-selling true story of how...
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Inspired Gerrard Clicks with United Man to Promise Untold Riches
Chief Sports Writer No wonder Fabio Capello so quickly folded up Steven Gerrard as though he was a newly minted bank note and put him away for a day when he needs something rather closer to maximum spending power, as in this coming Wednesday when victory...
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Israeli Military in PR Offensive to Explain Civilian Deaths in Gaza
Senior officers have met reporters to insist offensive was 'moral and ethical' THE ISRAELI military has moved to deflect a mounting barrage of criticism over the deaths of hundreds of civilians during its 22- day offensive in Gaza.The public relations...
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It Is Now Impossible to Trust Any 'Official' Inquiry into Iraq
I WATCHED a report on Fallujah last week on Sky News by Lisa Holland for which she deserves our gratitude and a top television award. It featured a quietly spoken Iraqi neo-natal specialist, Dr Muntaha Hashim, who is finding that in that town, bombed...
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JOHN McGLINN
Conductor dedicated to restoring original scores and orchestrations to vintage musicals John McGlinn was a musical-theatre archivist and conductor who worked tirelessly over the past 20 years to restore vintage musicals so that they could be heard and...
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Just One Click. and the Worm Can Eat Your Machine
Comment It may have been the worlds biggest cyber-conspiracy, but it didnt need to involve genius (of the evil sort). Just plausibility.Heres an email from your bank, for example, asking you to verify your password. Seems routine enough. Seems authentic....
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Kent Henry
Guitarist with Steppenwolf and Blues Image Best known for the evocative blues rock of Ride Captain Ride, which made the US Top Five in the summer of 1970, the band Blues Image lost several of their members to more successful American groups of the era....
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Madonna Ready to Adopt Toddler Mercy
Aid agencies criticise the star's move to adopt a second child from Malawi THE POP STAR Madonna is expected to sign today adoption papers allowing her to take a four-year-old Malawian orphan back to the US, in a move widely criticised by aid agencies...
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M & S Expected to Suffer from Downturn
The Week Ahead J SAINSBURY put out some surprisingly resilient numbers last week, but the market is not so bullish when it comes to Marks & Spencer, which is updating on sales tomorrow. As customers have traded down in the current environment, M&S is...
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Muscular Gloucester Give McGeechan Anxieties
GLOUCESTER 17 OSPREYS 0 It is not unknown for British and Irish Lions players to cripple themselves the moment they set foot in the host country: think of Stuart Lane in South Africa, Paul Dean in Australia and Lawrence Dallaglio in New Zealand, all...
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Muslim Women Have Some Inspiring Role Models in Our Society
Podium I AM Responsible for projecting a young musician into the limelight. My film, The Bass Player, gives voice to a Muslim woman who grew up in Americas bible-belt and is currently studying for an MA in London.I made it to examine the issue of Muslim...
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New Claim of MI5 Involvement in Torture
Last British Guantanamo resident launches claim over UK collusion in illegal acts CLAIMS THAT secret agents working for MI5 and MI6 watched and encouraged the torture of a second British resident held by the Americans must be investigated by the police,...
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No Money for Bulls in This Bear Market: Town Votes to Axe Fiesta
Decision to cancel festival 'another devastating blow' for Spanish bullfighters SPAINS ECONOMIC woes have bitten into the heart of the nation with one small town voting at the weekend to scrap its annual bullfighting festival to save public money.The...
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Obama Needs to Stay in Touch with His 13m Internet Soldiers
Last Thursday night, I was in London doing a public debate at the RSA with Don Tapscott, the author of the new Grown Up Digital, a book which explains how, exactly, todays net generation of digitally native kids (the 11- to 31-years-olds) is changing...
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Our Home Secretary Is Now a Joke
Jacqui Smith and her husband have a maximum of 13 more pay packets and expenses claims before the voters of her Redditch constituency call time on both their services. Simultaneously she will be relieved of her jobs as Home Secretary and Member of Parliament....
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Out with the Old Lady, in with the New
The offices of The Lady occupy a suitably distinguished address in Londons Covent Garden, housed in a double-fronted building, a mere stroll from The National Gallery and the Royal Opera House. Step inside and one finds an establishment whose inner workings...
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Oxford's Heavy Crew Hit Back
BOAT RACE Cambridge prove short of power as Dark Blues hold nerve to come from behind OXFORD WON the 155th Boat Race yesterday in a storming race in which the Dark Blues made their decisive move on the outside of the great Surrey bend. It was Oxfords...
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Pietersen's Desire to Escape Led to Rejected Request
FOR all his renowned mental strength and self belief Kevin Pietersen must have felt the world was falling in on him yesterday. Two days after he claimed to be at the end of his tether it emerged that he had asked permission to leave Englands tour of...
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Pop
THE RUMBLE STRIPS Dingwalls, London **** When Devon five-piece The Rumble Strips burst on to the scene, they were an unpretentious, brassy breath of fresh air in a sea of posturing hipsters. In 2007, they released two outstanding trumpetnsax-laden singles...
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Prime Minister Loses Battle for Global Stimulus
G20 in London Ministers talk down expectations that the G20 summit could produce international agreement on a major cash injection GORDON BROWNs hopes of kick-starting the world economy with a massive cash injection into its financial system have evaporated...
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Public Money for Private Pleasures
LEADING ARTICLE The tale of Jacqui Smiths husband and the expenses claim for a couple of adult films contains enough material to keep satirists in gags for the foreseeable future.But rather than dwelling on the embarrassment of the Home Secretary we...
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Quadriplegic Sailor Challenges Elements Again
Fundraiser aims to sail solo around the British Isles aided by 'sip and puff' controls AS A quadriplegic woman with a life-threatening degenerative condition which limits her to just a few head movements, sailing solo around Britain was always going...
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Ready to Wear
Fashion is nothing if not a wilfully contrary beast, so it should come as no great surprise that gold is the colour of the spring/ summer season. Yes, when the going get tough, the tough tout gold and, recession or no recession, verily it is a gorgeous...
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Rooney Sets New England Standard
ENGLAND 4 Heskey (7) 1-0; Rooney (70) 2-0; Lampard (82) 3-0; Rooney (90) 4-0. SLOVAKIA 0 At this rate Wayne Rooney should break every significant England record from caps to goals, and he should do it before he turns 30. He will play more games than...
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Russell Reid
Long-standing editor of 'The Sunday Post' For almost half a century, with a short break for National Service, Russell Reid worked for the publishers D.C. Thomson. He started his journalistic career on the companys Dundee Courier, and in 1957 joined The...
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School with 64 Languages but One Voice
Multi-lingual London school reverts to sending letters to parents in English ONLY A week ago MPs expressed concerns that one in seven children in the UK does not speak English at home. Schools are struggling to cope with this, they argued.At Woodside...
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Scotland Fail to Deal with Dutch Class
NETHERLANDS 3 SCOTLAND 0 Two small nations. Two magnificent sets of fans. One enormous gulf in class. Forget about Scotlands lengthy injury list, and the pros and cons of the one-striker system, and whether it was risky for George Burley to give Cardiff...
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Sex and Scrabble in Suburbia
THEATRE PARLOUR SONG Almeida Theatre, London **** It will be a vintage year if we see a better-acted new play than this from Jez Butterworth, his fourth stage piece since his 1995 breakthrough with Mojo (later filmed with Harold Pinter). And theres...
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Sexy or Sick? the Big Scare over Selling Condoms
Have you seen the ad with the girl slurping up her own vomit. Twice. It begins at the end of the story and plays backwards. So instead of throwing up down the loo, our heroine hovers up her sick from the toilet bowl. Its enough to turn your stomach.She...
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Slaughter of the Cane Toads: Sport for All, Aussie-Style
Hated amphibians will be turned into fertiliser for the farmers they have plagued Thousands of poisonous cane toads met their fate yesterday as gleeful Australians gathered for a celebratory mass killing of the hated amphibians, with many of the creatures...
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Smith Vows to Repay Taxpayer for Blue Movies
Husband apologises to his wife, but not the public, for any embarrassment Cabinet rallies to aid of beleaguered Home Secretary over new expenses scandal The husband of Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, made a shame- faced public apology to his wife yesterday...
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Something from the Weekend
The Good...Argentinas mini menThe trio of pint-sized Argentine strikers befuddled Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, all scoring in the 4-0 victory. Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi (above), average height 5ft 6in, couldnt put...
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Stop Lecturing Us Mr Brown - You'll Have Time Enough Next Year
It was always unlikely that this weeks G20 meeting would achieve much. Sundry anarchists will take the opportunity to strut around London making a nuisance of themselves. Gordon Brown will take his opportunity to strut in front of the cameras, exaggerating...
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Strauss Hurries England Home
Captain rallies his beleaguered tourists with crucial contribution as victory sees series tied at 2-2 with one game to play WEST INDIES 239-9 ENGLAND 136-1 England win by 9 wickets (D/L) SOMEHOW England regrouped yesterday. It took a little help from...
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Strikers Propel Posh towards Championship
PETERBOROUGH UTD 2 LEICESTER CITY 0 Craig Mackail-Smith and Aaron Mclean were playing non-League football two seasons ago, but later this year they could be leading Peterboroughs attack in the Championship. The two strikers, with 92 goals between them...
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The Bare Facts: How TV Porn Moved into the Mainstream
Analysis When Richard Timney switched on his television in the Home Secretarys home in Redditch, Worcestershire, his choice of adult entertainment would have included films like Only Fools and Arses and Filthy British Sluts.In the multi-channel digital...
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The Sun Rises as the Web Grows, but There's Still Little Sign of Profit
Since newspapers make little or no money out of their websites, it is tempting to ignore the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations Electronic figures, which register soaring online usage. But however unprofitable websites may be, newspapers are pouring...
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The Ten Best Men's Fragrances
Hugo ElementLaunched earlier this month, this modern fragrance is the freshest scent from the Hugo Boss camp. With a container shaped like an oxygen bottle, its aimed at the urban traveller and has a heady cedar wood base note. Price: 25 for 40ml Available...
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This Boy's Life
When Jamie Ross was just 19, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. His response? A darkly humorous blog describing the tribulations and indignities faced by a young man with a serious illness Part One: SpermI awoke with a jolt of excitement today....
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Thousands More Financial Jobs to Go, Says CBI
BRITAINS FINANCIAL services industry is set to cut a further 15,000 jobs in the next three months to counter record falls in income and sharply declining profitability, a Confederation of British Industry survey says today.The sector is already slashing...
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Trapattoni on Defensive over Reid Row
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 BULGARIA 1 Where Giovanni Trapattoni is concerned, incredulity may have a higher ranking than second nature. So it was that on Saturday night in the basement at Croke Park, when offered a reasonable question regarding substitutions...
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Treasury Brokers Asset Sale after Dunfermline Collapse
Fevered negotiations to find a buyer for building society's retail arm THE TREASURY-BROKERED sale of the collapsed Dunfermline Building Societys less-toxic assets is expected to be confirmed this morning.The proposed rescue deal for Scotlands biggest...
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Veterans Win Fight for 'Smart ID Cards'
Four million ex-servicemen and women to get priority for health, housing and benefits Exclusive FIGHT FOR OUR VETERANS Victory for veterans over 'smart' ID cards FOUR MILLION former servicemen and women are to be given veterans cards to ensure they get...
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Victory for Veterans over 'Smart' ID Cards
to this newspapers campaign to get better mental health treatment for traumatised troops, launched after the Victoria Cross winner Johnson Beharry the countrys most decorated serving soldier revealed his own combat-related trauma and urged the Government...
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Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas
Dear Virginia, My son, who's 13, has been given a punishment at school for smoking in the lavatories with some friends. My son says there's no way he would smoke at school. I know he has had the odd cigarette in his room when I'm not around, which he...
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Wales Trip Up Again on Long Hard Road
WALES 0 FINLAND 2 John Toshack was brutally frank in his pre-match win or no chance assessment and so he remained true to his ultimatum when it came to the inquiry of this most depressing and premature of anticlimaxes. In fact, the Wales manager was...
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'When We Took Podium, Ross Was Speechless'
Brawn lost for words after his new team makes best debut in 55 years in Australia. By David Tremayne Not since the French Grand Prix in 1954 has a team new to Formula One finished one-two on their debut. That day at Rheims it was Juan Manuel Fangio and...
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Wives (& Husband) Will Tax Mrs Brown
G20 in London The partners IF YOU think the job of the Metropolitan Police will be difficult this week as thousands of protesters descend upon the capital, spare a thought for Sarah Brown who has the unenviable task of entertaining the wives and one...
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Wrestling with the Outer Limits of Language
Collins, the publishers of dictionaries, have been concerned about the presence in their publications of words of excessive obscurity. They produced a list of words which they proposed to cull from the next edition of their largest dictionary, and inquired...
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