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 10, 2008

Account of Disharmony Makes a Noise
Theatre LORD OF THE FLIES Theatre Royal YORK All hell breaks loose when British schoolboys including Ralph, Piggy and Jack get stranded on a desert island in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The battle for civilisation versus savagery is played out...
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Airline Plot Suspects Should Be Retried, Say Prosecutors
The seven defendants accused of plotting to blow up airliners over the Atlantic should face full retrials, prosecutors say, insisting that the evidence is strong enough to result in further convictions.The decision by the Crown Prosecution Service to...
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Airports in Talks to Lift Security Ban on Liquids
THE GOVERNMENT is in discussions with security companies and Britain's airports to lift the ban on liquids being carried in hand luggage as early as next year, The Independent has learnt.Technology already deployed at Heathrow's new Terminal 5 can automatically...
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All Hail a Vulgar Entertainer
As Tate Britain's Francis Bacon retrospective opens, Tom Lubbock applauds a shocking genius It used to look like death. Now it looks like life in abundance. And it certainly doesn't look like going away. Francis Bacon's art has survived to his birth...
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'All the Visitors Seemed Perfectly Normal to Me, with No Sign of the Villains or Psychos That Friends Gloomily Predicted'
CITY LIFE It always amuses me that the first thing lots of people say when you tell them you're opening your garden to the public is: "Aren't you worried about having all those strangers in your house? What if they're villains or psychos?" And the second...
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A Rather Muted Master Blaster
Pop STEVIE WONDER NIA BIRMINGHAM **** As soon as he's led on stage, Stevie Wonder gets a standing ovation from the packed arena audience on the first date of his UK tour - an oddly superfluous tribute, to say the least. An ovation, certainly, but standing?...
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Armstrong Makes Surprise Return in Bid to Collect Eighth Tour Title
*CYCLING LANCE ARMSTRONG, seven times winner of the Tour de France, has confirmed that he is returning to professional racing in 2009 - with the objective of taking an eighth win in cycling's blue riband event.Armstrong has yet to announce which team...
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A Savage Crime - but Don't Rush to Blame the Attacker
IT WILL not be of great consolation to the 14-year-old girl who was raped twice at knifepoint by Darren Harkin last February, or to her angry family - and nor should it be.But Harkin's is likely to be a landmark case, one that will reveal worrying failures...
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As Bush Unveils Troop Pull-Out, Palin's Son Becomes Poster Boy for Republicans
PRESIDENT BUSH ordered the pull-out of 8,000 combat troops from Iraq yesterday, signalling a slower pace of withdrawal than previously expected.What may be one of his final deployment decisions as Commander in Chief, came as the US military was bracing...
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As the World Sees It
PakistanNation (Pakistan)*The circumstances in which Mr Asif Ali Zardari has been elected as the 12th President of Pakistan are truly daunting. The country is faced with challenges of traumatic proportions. His stand on the judiciary has alienated the...
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A Taste of Paradise
OVERSEAS It has tropical forests, fine beaches and a cosmopolitan vibe. So when will the Brits wake up to Malaysia? By Laura Latham You may not know very much about Malaysia but that looks set to change. In an attempt to generate increased overseas investment,...
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A Teenage Tale That Brilliantly Combines a Binge-Drinking Bad Boy and Fairies
The Wednesday Book CREATURE OF THE NIGHT By Kate Thompson BODLEY HEAD, Pounds 10.99 Order for Pounds 9.89 (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897Kate Thompson belongs to a distinguished literary lineage: her late father was the eminent historian E P Thompson. Her...
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Britain Needs Migrant Workers, but Only If They Are on Checklist
Britain needs to hire engineers, maths teachers, ship pilots, ballet dancers and sheep shearers from around the world, the Government's immigration advisers have concluded.But employers will not be allowed to look beyond Europe when they try to recruit...
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Briton Held in Guantanamo Hits out at 'Disgraceful' UK Government
BRITAIN'S LAST resident being held in Guantanamo Bay has spoken for the first time about his sense of betrayal over the Government's refusal to release evidence which he claims will help prove his innocence.In statements exclusively released to The Independent,...
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Brown Admits New Labour Must Do More to Tackle Inequalities in Britain
GORDON BROWN has called on his party to adapt and rethink New Labour policy as he acknowledged that the Government had not done enough to tackle inequalities in Britain.He used an article to be published on the eve of the Labour Party conference to insist...
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Building a Patio
COST OF LIVING While decking and lawns both require regular maintenance a patio - if properly built - will last, untended, for decades. What may appear to be a daunting task, better left to professionals, is not in fact beyond the realm of mere mortals....
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Business Digest
Informa bidder given takeover deadline*The private equity consortium hoping to take over Informa has until 26 September to declare its position after the Takeover Panel issued it with a "put-up or shut-up" deadline yesterday. The group, comprising Providence...
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Butcher the Godfather Stands Up for Burley
*GROUP NINE The cloud base hovered so low over Iceland's barren, sodden flatlands here last night that it was nibbling at the floodlights at the Laugardalsvollur national stadium. Yet in an upbeat assessment of Scotland's second straight World Cup road-trip...
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Capello Ponders Walcott Worth as England Face Heat in Zagreb
Fabio Capello has not watched the video of England's 2-0 defeat to Croatia in Zagreb 23 months ago, only, he said in his halting English, "the highlights". Those of us at the game struggle to recall any highlights from that night when England played...
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Charterhall Road, Edinburgh
CAN YOU AFFORD IT? Price: 490,000Agent: The Modern House, 0845 634 4068What you get: A three-bedroom, B-listed (the Scottish equivalent of Grade II) house overlooking Hollyrood Park. The bedrooms are on the ground floor; the second floor is one huge...
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Cheeky Girl Gives Us a Rude Awakening
Last Night's TV THE SEX EDUCATION SHOW CHANNEL 4 OTHER PEOPLE'S BREAST MILK CHANNEL 4 MUTUAL FRIENDS BBC1 Anna Richardson, the likeable presenter of The Sex Education Show, appears to believe that there's a taboo on talking about sex in this country....
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Classical
PROM 71: CHICAGO SO/ HAITINK Royal Albert Hall LONDON **** The Proms, as is the custom, have featured a number of foreign orchestras who take to the road in late summer. The Chicago Symphony with its principal conductor, Bernard Haitink, in the first...
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Coach on Warpath at Newcastle
*RUGBY UNION It seems just a little early to be talking of must-win matches after a single round of Guinness Premiership activity, but the temperature is already rising at Newcastle, heavily backed for relegation following the close-season departures...
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Colao Makes His Mark at Vodafone as Former Rival Quits in Reorganisation
Vittorio Colao, the new chief executive of Vodafone, has made his first big mark on the business with a package of personnel and organisational changes that include the departure of one of his rivals in the race for the top job.The reshuffle is the first...
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Comeback King
Clive Cowdery's plans to raise enough money for a buy-up of underperforming financial companies will unnerve chief executives in the sector. By Sean Farrell Clive Cowdery is back - and so is Resolution. Less than six months after the financial services...
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Crates Injury Mars British Seventh Heaven
*PARALYMPICS The Great Britain team's flag-bearer Danny Crates has been forced to pull out of the defence of his T46 800 metres title at the Paralympic Games after suffering a calf injury in training.The 35-year-old, who lost his right arm in a road...
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Crates Woe Mars British Seventh Heaven
*PARALYMPICS THE Great Britain team's flag-bearer Danny Crates has been forced to pull out of the defence of his T46 800 metres title at the Paralympic Games after suffering a calf injury in training.The 35-year-old, who lost his right arm in a road...
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Dame Alison Munro
There were many surprises for this ex-Paulina in the obituary [5 September] of Dame Alison Munro, or Mrs Munro as I shall continue to call her, not least that she only got a Third at Oxford, writes Louise Hayman. What would in a boy have been a flamboyantly...
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Dig in to Vedanta Now for Longer-Term Growth
THE INVESTMENT COLUMN Our view: BuyShare price: 1556p (-29p)The Indian mining giant Vedanta Resources, a group that is not reluctant to spend vast amounts of money to boost production, said yesterday it is restructuring itself. Part of this will include...
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Don't Die of Hypothermia until March
THE GOVERNMENT tells us it wouldn't make sense to impose a one- off tax on the energy companies, as this would be a short-term measure that fails to address the long-term problem. And, to be fair, there's a logic to this. So, a decent compromise that...
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Elbow Win Mercury Music Prize
THE ROCK band Elbow were last night crowned the surprise winners of this years Nationwide Mercury Prize, for their fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid.The five-piece, from Bury, fought off stiff competition from 11 other acts to win the 20,000 prize. It...
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Essien Knee Injury Leaves Gaping Hole in Scolari's Plans
*FOOTBALL Luiz Felipe Scolari, the Chelsea manager, will be forced to rethink his plans for the season following confirmation that the midfielder Michael Essien faces as long as five and a half months on the sidelines with a knee injury.The 25-year-old...
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Ethical Investors Attack Rio Tinto
The Norwegian government has launched an unprecedented attack on the UK mining giant Rio Tinto, selling a 500m holding in the company after accusing it of "grossly unethical conduct" relating to environmental damage.The Norwegian Ministry of Finance...
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Fast and Louche
He's made a fortune throwing parties for Russian oligarchs and Hollywood idols - now Edward Davenport is buying into the fashion industry. But what exactly goes on behind the stucco-fronted facade of Fast Eddie's swinging West End mansion? He gives Rob...
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Financials off Highs as Lehman Fears Take Hold
MARKET REPORT FINANCIALS FAILED to bank the day's highs yesterday after the cheer inspired by the bail-out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave way to trepidation following yet more evidence of a housing slowdown on both sides of the Atlantic and fresh...
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Fleetwood's Landmark Pier Gutted by Fire
ANOTHER historic pier has been consumed by flames. Firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at Fleetwood in Lancashire early yesterday. Despite their efforts, the fire raged for more than four hours and left little more than a mass of twisted and...
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Former Bank Chief Eddie George Steps Forward in Defence of Financial Markets
Outlook Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has admitted that he "didn't quite get it" when he was in office about the dangers posed by the expansion of sub-prime mortgage lending.Now along comes another retired central banker,...
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From Tomboy to Temptress
Madeleine North had always been more sporty than sophisticated - until she fell in love with the tango. Here she explains her obsession, and why thousands of converts are getting hot under the collar It was almost two years ago now. I went along to...
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Hard-Pressed Consumers Find Comfort in Bacon Burgers, Cheap Beer and Bus Travel
It is a sign of the recessionary times. McDonald's, the world's largest restaurant chain, reported sales up 8.5 per cent in Aug- ust, with revenues at their established European franchises up 11 per cent. Burgers with bacon, in particular, are enjoying...
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Hector Zazou
Eclectic producer and pioneer of world music collaborations Hector Zazou was an adventurous, eclectic and prolific musician who pioneered the concept of the artist-as-producer and made an international name for himself with his sensitive and accessible...
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How to Get a Bed in Life
The great debate about what you sleep on is whether to choose style over comfort - but you can have both, says Kate Watson-Smyth There's no doubt that beds can be shockingly expensive - even if we do spend a third of our lives in them. We know you should...
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Humiliation for Grade as ITV Set to Lose Place in Elite FTSE 100
The Broadcasting chief Michael Grade faces humiliation today when ITV is booted out of the FTSE 100 index. The shares have lost a quarter of their value in the last three months and are certain to join Carphone Warehouse, Enterprise Inns and miner Ferrexpo...
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Jobs Defies Health Rumours with iPod Fit for Christmas
It has been the talk of the blogosphere for months. Occasional bursts of speculation even sent Apple's shares plunging. So when Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive and genius-in-residence, strolled on to a San Francisco stage yesterday, a sigh of relief...
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Let Them See Kitsch
An exhibition by the American artist Jeff Koons in the sumptous salons of Versailles has provoked outrage in conservative French circles. John Lichfield reports from Paris The contrast is outlandish. The match is perfect. Seventeen monumental sculptures...
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Look Here Can Parade Classic Girl Power
ALTHOUGH THERE is a word for women who strive to be the equal of men - unambitious - even the most ardent advocates of the removal of the glass ceiling must concede that in one field, that of unassisted athletic endeavour, the male is the more deadly....
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Maestro of the House
MY HOME Composer Jeff Wayne moved from London to the country 25 years ago and hasn't looked back. He opens the doors to his manor from heaven I moved to the UK as a little boy, when my father secured the romantic lead in the first West End production...
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Market News
GOING UP...The number of married couples who are staying together thanks to falling property prices. Analysis carried out by Savills research reveals a strong correlation between property prices and divorce rates. When values go up, more people feel...
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'Maybe Cameron Should Step Away from the Hackett Catalogue, and Have a Good Think about the Health Service'
Take It From Me So David Cameron did a big interview on Sunday about his views on the different and difficult problems facing the UK. He said he'd like there to be more social responsibility. Tick. He assured the interviewer he'd like a better Britain....
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Met Suspends Top Asian Officer for Speaking Out
The Metropolitan Police's most senior Asian officer was suspended from duty yesterday in a dramatic escalation of his dispute with the Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair.Sir Ian announced that Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur had been told to take "authorised...
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Murray to Dig Deep in Winter of Hard Labour
After showing he can live with the Grand Slam gang, the new world No 4 is determined to become stronger than ever, writes Paul Newman in New York TWELVE MONTHS ago Novak Djokovic walked out of Arthur Ashe Stadium disappointed not to have taken a set...
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Neville Whittaker
Lives Remembered My former colleague Neville Whittaker, the conservationist and campaigner for historic buildings who died on 17 August aged 76, was widely esteemed, especially in the North East, and will be remembered for his important role in making...
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Newcastle Players Feel Heat as Tait Tackles Underperformers
*RUGBY UNION It seems just a little early to be talking of must-win matches after a single round of Guinness Premiership activity, but the temperature is already rising at Newcastle, heavily backed for relegation following the close-season departures...
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North Korean Dictator's Failure to Attend Parade Fuels Stroke Claims
SPECULATION IS mounting that Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, is gravely ill. A US intelligence official said it appeared that the secretive head of state had suffered a stroke, but did not reveal the source of her evidence.The reports intensified...
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O2's Christmas Present for Glasgow: Mobile Phones on the Underground
By Christmas, the Glasgow underground network will be the first place in the UK where mobile phone users can irritate their fellow travellers with shouts of "Hang on, I'm in the Tube".O2 has signed a deal with Arqiva, a transmission company, and the...
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Oil Price Falls to below $100 per Barrel
THE PRICE of oil plunged closer to the psychologically important level of $100 per barrel yesterday, raising the prospect of lower inflation and lower interest rates next year.By early evening in Europe, US light sweet crude was trading down $2.07 at...
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Opera
DON GIOVANNI Royal Opera House LONDON **** When the Royal Opera House announced it was doing a deal with The Sun to bring in a new kind of audience for the opening night of the autumn season, there was much sneering in some quarters, with accusations...
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Our Health Service Can No Longer Dodge Reform
LEADING ARTICLE The spiralling cost of drugs presents an unavoidable challenge It is the sort of warning liable to give health ministers sleepless nights. Professor Karol Sikora, the director of a private provider of cancer services, has warned that...
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'Our Off-Plan Flat Is Now a Ball and Chain. Help!'
THE MORTGAGE CLINIC 'My partner and I made a 5 per cent downpayment for a new 232,995 off-plan flat in May 2007, to be completed in December; it's probably worth 200,000 now. Our adviser says we'll need a deposit of at least 52,995 to get a mortgage...
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Pandora
Will Ken's revenge come at the expense of the BBC's glittering star? Ever since Ken Livingstone was ousted from City Hall, he's spent his time plotting his revenge on the media, who he thinks drove him from his office on the back of a personal campaign.The...
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Parties Accused of Failing on Green Policies
ALL THREE main political parties are backsliding on their commitment to green policies in the economic downturn, a coalition of nine environmental groups warns today.The annual audit by the groups, who have more than five million supporters between them,...
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Pavlyuchenko Threat to Wales
*GROUP FOUR It was difficult to tell who was the more frustrated at the news that Roman Pavlyuchenko will be appearing in Russia's World Cup qualifier against Wales in Moscow tonight - Tottenham or John Toshack.While the former saw a written plea rejected...
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Pop
ESME REDZEPOVA Boulevard Nightclub LONDON **** Macedonia's presence in Britain is nowhere near as large as Poland's, but this is their national day, and it looks as if every Macedonian in town has come to see their country's most famous singer, Esme...
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Poyet Wary of Newcastle Fans' Hostility amid 'Speculation'
Gus Poyet is understood have reservations about leaving Tottenham for Newcastle United due to the political climate caused by Kevin Keegan's departure last week and the subsequent hostility between Newcastle fans and the hierarchy at St James' Park....
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Professor John Barron
Former Master of St Peter's, Oxford Oxford colleges compete fiercely with each other to pull in the best students, and they try to widen the range of students who will apply by offering subsidised accommodation. But perhaps no scheme for expanding student...
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Pure Talent
They're holy and impossibly wholesome, but when Russell Brand thought he could use America's Jonas Brothers for cheap laughs, he got it so wrong. By Esther Walker Some British things don't translate well in America. A free and universal health service,...
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Redrow Writes Down Pounds 259m in Land Values
Redrow axed its final dividend yesterday after plunging into losses of nearly 200m and warning that the housebuilding industry could stay in the doldrums until 2010.The chairman, Alan Bowkett, said Redrow had secured a new line of financing from bankers,...
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Rural Notebook
I wouldn't give a fig for any other monthMost of the greenhouse is being colonised by a giant melon beanstalk. Could be a bush, could be a tree, it's not clear exactly what will happen next with it. Almost the entire self-watering, eco- friendly, state-of-the-art...
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Rushdie Shelved by Booker Judges
Just two months after scooping the Best of the Bookers prize, Salman Rushdie was yesterday judged to have written a new novel that was "not enough of a page turner" to even make it on to the award's shortlist.Rushdie's latest novel, The Enchantress of...
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Scot Emerges from Shadows of Great to Shine in Golden Year for the Game
Not the least of Andy Murray's achievements these last few days is to have won over New York, a place, of course, not so easily beguiled.You have to be more than a name or a face. You have to an edge, an attitude and you have to know that it is a city...
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Selection Explores Life on a Pre-Thatcher Mars
AS 2008 BEGAN, I pointed out in a column that, while the anniversary-fixated media geared up to celebrate the gaudy fun-fair of 1968, some leading novelists were planning to revisit the shabby Seventies in search of more enduring British tales. Chaired...
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Six to View
Top of the listedTREVALYN COURTRossertNr ChesterPrice: 750,000Agent: Jackson-Stops & StaffTel: 01244328 361They say: The north-east wing of this Grade II-listed hall located in a parkland setting has five bedrooms, three receptions a library with computer...
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Smart, Confident and Ambitious - There Is No Wally in Croatia's Dugout
Slaven Bilic, Steve McClaren's nemesis, has a plan. See off England again, impress at the 2010 World Cup - then take a big job in club management, writes Jason Burt in Zagreb To West Ham and Newcastle United a thank you - from the Croatian nation, the...
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Smart, Confident and Ambitious - There Is No Wally in Croatia's Dugout
Slaven Bilic, Steve McClaren's nemesis, has a plan. See off England again, impress at the 2010 World Cup - then take a big job in club management, writes Jason Burt in Zagreb To West Ham and Newcastle United a thank you - from the Croatian nation, the...
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So What the Heck Is a Hadron?
WHO IS BEHIND TODAYS EXPERIMENT?This is probably the biggest international collaboration outside of the United Nations. It has involved something like 10,000 scientists and engineers from 500 research institutes in 80 countries. The building of the Large...
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Thank You, Darling
FOCUS Canny buyers can bag a bargain by using the Chancellor's latest bid to boost the market, says Graham Norwood The Government's stamp duty incentive to encourage first-time and low-paid buyers back to the housing market is one week old - and it may...
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The 9 Billion
Today, mankind's greatest experiment begins as the Large Hadron Collider powers up. The cost is huge, the scale is massive - and the discoveries could be enormous. But, asks Andy McSmith, what does it all add up to? It was Oscar Wilde who declared that...
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The Great Honey Drought
Winter viruses and the wettest August for years have combined to leave Britain's beehives dry. By Cahal Milmo IN 26 years of beekeeping, Ged Marshall has never seen anything as bad as the 2008 honey harvest. A miserable summer that has confined his bees...
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The One Problem with This Lovely Swedish Utopia
When Gordon Brown talks about the revival of a gentle form of patriotism, he is probably thinking of somewhere like Sweden. In Sweden, every cottage, every farmhouse, every hut in the middle of a forest, has a little pole from which flutters the vivid...
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'There Is Nothing like Seeing an Eco-Home in the Flesh to Inspire You to Get Going'
THE HOME ECOLOGIST You might already be aware that buildings emit more than 50 per cent of the UK's annual carbon emissions, however, it is less well known that the production of building materials emits another 10 per cent. It is therefore important...
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The Start of the Long Haul Back
This is the turning point for the global banking system. To say that does not mean there will not be further disruption ahead. This is certainly not the turning point for global house prices or the world economy, for 2009 will be tougher than 2008 for...
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The Ten Best Tights
1 Falke 19Super-soft cotton-rich tights are just the thing as the days get cooler. The control top subtly streamlines curves rather than cutting off your blood supply.www.figleaves.com; 0870 499 90002 Jonathan Aston 6It might be tricky to get your hands...
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Thousands Face Fuel Poverty without Labour's Help
Podium OUR PEOPLE and our country are damaged by the economic crisis caused by the rich and the City speculators. It is our duty to press for policies and changes which protect the most vulnerable in society - that's our mission. However, every time...
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Trapattoni Is Found in Translation
*GROUP EIGHT SO finally we have a coherent insight into the thoughts of Giovanni Trapattoni.Four months into his role as the Irish manager, Trapattoni's press conferences remain scattered in parts with his determination to speak English meaning that...
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Treasury Raises Pounds 257m in Qinetiq Share Sale
The UK Government hopes to draw a line under its controversial dealings in the defence-research company Qinetiq Group by selling off the last of its shares for 257m.The Ministry of Defence announced yesterday it was to offload its 18.9 per cent holding...
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Unpredictable and Isolated
LEADING ARTICLE Kim Jong-il, the only hereditary leader in the Communist world, failed to turn up yesterday at the parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the foundation of his state, North Korea. US intelligence suggested that he is seriously unwell,...
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Vaughan Contract a Mere Sideshow on Stanford Stage
*CRICKET As widely predicted, if not wholly deserved, Michael Vaughan was handed a lucrative central contract yesterday. It was perhaps only surprising that the England selectors, who are beginning to display the kind of faith usually witnessed only...
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'We'll Play Better Away from the Wembley Boos'
Fabio Capello tonight leads England into the same stadium where they were humiliated 2-0 by Croatia almost two years ago, but the Italian last night made the extraordinary claim that his team would play better away from Wembley because they would not...
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'We'll Play Better Away from Wembley Boos' Says Capello
*FOOTBALL Fabio Capello tonight leads England into the same stadium where they were humiliated 2-0 by Croatia almost two years ago, but the Italian last night made the extraordinary claim that his team would play better away from Wembley because they...
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Why Are Class Sizes in the UK So Big, and Do Pupils Suffer as a Result? Big Class Sizes, and Does It Matter?
The big question Why are we asking this now?Because the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published a report yesterday showing that class sizes in UK state primary schools are among the highest of any developed country in the world....
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Why Drinkers Do It All Again - They Only Recall the Good Bits
Some people drink to forget, but scientists have found that anyone who binge drinks is more likely to forget only the worst experiences of being drunk - which is why alcohol is such an addictive drug.Alcohol has been found to affect memory in a selective...
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Why Turn Away These People That We Need So Badly?
Sonia trained as a nurse in Nairobi before coming to Britain a decade ago. Since then, she has worked long and often antisocial hours caring for elderly people suffering from dementia and younger people with disabilities. She goes to their homes, sometimes...
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Women Voters Flock to McCain despite New Palin Disclosures
DEMOCRATS may not want to believe it but there is fresh evidence that the addition of Sarah Palin, the "hockey mom" Governor of Alaska, to John McCain's ticket is winning him women voters in droves.In a tidal shift that could prove decisive, enormous...
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Yahoo's Link-Up with Google Faces Threat of Litigation
Yahoo's life-saving advertising alliance with Google could be under threat, after it emerged that the US Justice Department has hired a top competition lawyer to advise on a potential litigation to stop the deal.The department's anti-trust division,...
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You Write the Reviews
PORNOGRAPHY Repertory Theatre BIRMINGHAM **** In his latest drama, the playwright Simon Stephens focuses on eight disparate lives in the five days that separated the elation of the Live8 concert, London winning the 2012 Olympics and the desolations...
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Zuma Rape Cartoon Prompts ANC Fury
A cartoon depicting the ANC leader Jacob Zuma about to rape a woman symbolising South African justice has caused a major row between the country's leading Sunday newspaper and senior political figures.The caricature in the Sunday Times by the cartoonist...
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