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 April 21, 2008

A Calculated Tax Ploy That Mutated into a Monster
LEADING ARTICLE GORDON BROWNWhen the then Chancellor announced a 2 pence reduction in the basic rate of income tax at the end of his 2007 Budget speech, he delighted his home benches, floored the Opposition and was hailed once more as the Whitehall wizard...
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Across the River and into the Eye of the Lens
Miles Kington Remembered 18 OCTOBER 1999I am proud to bring you an exclusive extract from the new best- seller, 'In the Steps of Michael Palin', by Ernest Hemingway, in which the well-known American novelist follows the trail of the great traveller's...
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After an Official Buffet, He'd Have a Snack at McDonald's
John Prescott was always self-conscious about his weight. "My overeating is partly the legacy of my father, who said your plate had to be bloody empty before you left the table because of the starving in China," he once told me. "Recently, I've started...
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Antrim Pins Hopes on Good News from Fyne and Dandy Oil Fields
Small TalkAs the price of oil goes where it has never been before, several exploration sites discarded by the giants of the industry are becoming economically viable for the younger Turks to unlock.Antrim Energy will this week announce how much of the...
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Benitez Focused on Chelsea after Cottage Breeze
FULHAM 0 LIVERPOOL 2Having despatched one west London club to the brink of the Championship, Rafael Benitez turned his attention to knocking another out of Europe.Saturday's comfortable defeat of Fulham was the perfect warm-up for tomorrow's Champions...
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Benjamin's Wizardry Consoles Warriors
WORCESTER 20 BATH 23Having been schooled at King Edward's in Edgbaston, like a certain John Ronald Reuel Tolkien before him, Miles Benjamin might be expected to run one or two rings around people. Still a month short of his 20th birthday, the fledgling...
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Bent Commitment Cannot End Wigan Worries
WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1Enough has been said to Marcus Bent about Wigan Athletic's tightrope walk away from the bottom three last season to convince him he wants no part in any such brinkmanship this time.Which is why he could have been feeling...
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Blades Put Spoke in Wheels of Windass Bandwagon
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 HULL CITY 0Dean Windass back in the Premier League is an intriguing prospect, with the striker hardly the conventional image of your modern-day professional athlete, but no one will be pouring in any more effort than the portly Hull...
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Bolton's Basement Escape Is New High, Claims Nolan
MIDDLESBROUGH 0 BOLTON WANDERERS 1That Gary Megson could mention Belgrade and Munich after victory at Middlesbrough was a reminder that this has been a rare old season for Bolton Wanderers. One aspect is that it is Megson's first at the club, in fact...
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Brough Guides Wakefield Through
SALFORD 8 WAKEFIELD 38An irresistible burst of quality and try-scoring midway through the first half ensured that no Super League scalp would be taken by a team from the National League in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup yesterday. Salford were...
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Brown under Fire as Economists Predict Growth Will Halve
Gordon Brown's efforts to right the listing UK economy have been dealt a blow by business leaders issuing a stinging rebuke of his leadership and economists predicting a "sea change" that would see economic growth nearly halve this year.The Ernst & Young...
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Calzaghe Summons Spirit and Will to Join Boxing's Pantheon
Joe Calzaghe left his most dazzling skills, and so much of his intimidating swagger, back home in his Welsh valley but he brought here to Las Vegas for examination the one asset that Bernard Hopkins couldn't touch and maybe couldn't even understand.He...
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Cecilia Colledge
Champion figure skaterCecilia Colledge, the youngest ever Olympian at 11 years and 73 days, a record she earned in the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and still held at her death, was born into a world of privilege destroyed when she was a teenager...
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Cipriani Deepens Saracens' Blushes
SARACENS 29 WASPS 40Danny Cipriani was the man of the moment again as Wasps' supporters streamed away from Vicarage Road yesterday.The "boy wonder" put in as near-flawless a first-half performance as anyone could wish to see to help Wasps extend their...
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Classical
London Sinfonietta /Valade Queen Elizabeth Hall London ***At the outset, an Michael Finnissy array of percussion and electronics was to be seen, picked out in the fancy lighting that is now de rigueur for cutting-edge events in the Queen Elizabeth Hall....
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Complex Human Drama Caught in a Web of Political Intrigue
The Monday Book LIES AND LOYALTIES By Rachel Billington ORION, Pounds 18.99 Order for Pounds 17.09 (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897Rachel Billington is well versed in the politics and pain of large families who live in the public eye. Daughter of the Labour...
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Corretja Hopeful Murray Will Finally Flourish on Clay
*TENNISWith injuries disrupting his last two clay-court seasons, Andy Murray was determined to arrive here for this week's Masters Series tournament in the best possible shape. The British No 1 practised hard in Barcelona last week, training in the heat...
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Cousin Keeps Rangers Fighting on All Fronts
ST JOHNSTONE 1 RANGERS 1 Rangers win 4-3 on penaltiesNo team with ambitions of a Quadruple can expect to sail smoothly through an entire campaign, and as surely as yesterday's warm spring afternoon in Glasgow turned icy in minutes, a metaphorical force-10...
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Dame Eileen, 73, Beats On-Screen Sister to Bafta
Eileen Atkins beat her on-screen sister Judi Dench to be named best actress in the battle of the dames at the Bafta television awards last night.Dame Eileen had to wait until the age of 73 for her first Bafta, winning best actress for her role in BBC1...
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Darling's Attempts to Quell 10p Tax Rebellion Provoke Outrage
Rebel Labour MPs who oppose the scrapping of the 10p tax rate warned Gordon Brown yesterday that they would stand firm over their demands despite the offer of government concessions next year to soften the blow for the low-paid workers.In a snub to the...
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Ding Dong! the Avon Lady Is Coming Back to a Door near You
ON ADVERTISINGShe wore scarves and pearly lipstick and the orange powder made the hairs on her face stand up. She had shiny blouses and ankles with angles. Our Avon Lady was a beacon of trim elegance in a sea of 70s lumpy Crimplene.Her magic, though,...
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Do You Regret Backing Tony Blair on Iraq? and Do You Feel Sorry for Gordon Brown?
You ask the questions ... Iain Duncan Smith, former leader of the Conservative Party and founder of the Centre for Social JusticeDo you wish you hadn't taken up the leadership when you did?Rachael WilliamsCardiffNo. I knew it would be difficult with...
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Environmental Innovators among Queen's Award Winners
Some 150 businesses and individuals will today be named as winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, which honour business- related achievements.Divided into three categories - international trade, innovation and sustainable development - the awards...
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Eriksson Sees Vindication in a Convincing Victory
MANCHESTER CITY 3 PORTSMOUTH 1Sven Goran Eriksson could not really have hoped for better than this in response to doubts hanging over his future at Eastlands. Although they were given two gifts in the opening 12 minutes - and played against 10 men for...
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False Hope and Utter Futility
Theatre THE GLASS MENAGERIE Royal Exchange Theatre MANCHESTER **** ENDGAME Everyman LIVERPOOL ****Brenda Blethyn is billed as the star of Tennessee Williams's haunting "memory play", The Glass Menagerie. Yet, despite the aching combination of brittle...
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Foden Flies Past Falcons to Show His Value to Sale
*RUGBY UNION SALE 53 NEWCASTLE 10The champagne corks were still strewn around Edgeley Park yesterday, 24 hours on from the promotion party for Paul Ince and his Milton Keynes Dons.Sale ran in eight tries and racked up a half-century of points on the...
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Food Protectionism Could Provoke a Crisis on a Par with 1970s Oil Shocks
The biggest threat to the world economy isn't the sub-prime crisis. Nor is it the credit crunch or the US recession. It's food.Food prices are soaring. Not since the early 1970s have we seen wheat prices jump so dramatically. Rice prices have also spiked...
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Forget Carbon: You Should Be Checking Your Water Footprint
Ethical shopping just got harder - but the latest attempt to help conscientious consumers calculate their impact on the environment could do more to preserve scarce resources than all its predecessors.The concept of water footprints - or "virtual water"...
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GCSEs Expose Increasing Gap between Rich and Poor
The glaring gap between the performance of poor and richer pupils is exposed by figures from last year's GCSE exams released today.They show that just over one in five children (21.1 per cent) on free school meals - a traditional indicator of poverty...
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Grandmaster Wenger Lacks a Piece
ARSENAL 2 READING 0Five minutes into the second half of a match where Arsenal had already established a 2-0 lead, the home side's passing and movement reduced Reading's defence to chaos. As centre-backs scrambled to cover for him, the visitors' keeper...
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Historic Deal to Unglue Stricken Markets to Be Unveiled
The Bank of England will today reveal an initial 50bn liquidity injection into the financial system to stop the financial crisis wrecking the wider economy. The measures will involve the most radical overhaul of the Government's finances in response...
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Home Sellers Forced to Cut Asking Prices, Online Agency Reports
The crisis in the property market shows no signs of easing as the latest figures from the online estate agency Rightmove show that home sellers were forced to reduce their asking prices in April."Sellers have finally recognised that a decade of rising...
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'I Am the Legend Killer'
Calzaghe climbs off the canvas and into boxing history with a stunning points victory over Hopkins in Las VegasWithin minutes of his split decision victory over Bernard Hopkins here that brought a world light heavyweight crown to place alongside the...
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'If He Can't Help, He Won't Say He Will and Then Spend Six Months Trying to Avoid You'
MY MENTOR SARAH MUKHERJEE ON STEPHEN MITCHELLI first met Steve Mitchell when I left local radio and started working for a little- known but vital part of the BBC called GNS, the General News Service, and he was my boss's boss. It supplies all the national...
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Internet Sales Hit Record Pounds 13bn in First Quarter
Internet sales have hit an all-time high in the UK as price- conscious shoppers shun the high street in lieu of bargain-hunting online.Through the first three months of the year, web sales passed the 13bn mark, a 50 per cent increase over the same period...
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'It's Good to Put Celebrities on a Pedestal'
'OK!' is beating the competition - and bucking the circulation trend. Emily Dugan on a publishing successKnocking down the rich and famous is supposed to be a national pastime in Britain. So how to explain the fact that, nearly two decades after its...
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Jeers for Hammers Leave Jewell Rueful
WEST HAM UNITED 2 DERBY COUNTY 1If this game was not the most meaningless of the weekend, then it was in the hunt. Derby doomed, West Ham marooned in mid-table. Paul Jewell came up with a little anecdote to divert attention, however.Jewell has yet to...
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John Stapleton
MY LIFE IN MEDIA 'The best thing about my job is being able to say, "While you have been asleep... " - telling viewers something they didn't know when they went to bed'John Stapleton, 62, is the presenter of GMTV's The News Hour. He celebrates 10 years...
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Keegan Savours Atmosphere of Newcastle Revival
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 SUNDERLAND 0Those who remain sceptical about the messianic powers attributed to Kevin Keegan on Tyneside should have been at St James' Park yesterday. Despite Newcastle United delivering their most ordinary performance since the turnaround...
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Labour MPs Thought That Brown Was a Lion. Now They Are Fearful That He Is but a Mouse
In Chequers, there is a painting by Snyders of a lion caught in hunters' nets, and there is a story attached to it. It is said that when Churchill was chatelain of the house during the war, he could not bear the sight of this magnificent beast ensnared...
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Lampard to Return for Anfield Showdown
Frank Lampard is set to make a return to the Chelsea team for their Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool tomorrow after he trained for the first time yesterday since his mother was taken seriously ill. Lampard missed both Chelsea's...
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Leaked Police Report That Kampusch 'Agreed' to Sex with Captor Creates Uproar
Austrian police are at the centre of a storm after interrogation reports were leaked showing that the kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch admitted she "willingly" had sex with her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil.She also indicated that Priklopil - who killed...
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Let Them Eat Spuds
As the Bangladeshi army is ordered to march on potatoes rather than rice, Andrew Buncombe investigates whether the humble tuber, so popular in the West, can really help alleviate the global food crisis The world's new staple?When the order came down...
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Life, on a Plate
The world is big, complicated, andfrequently confusing - so it's not surprising that we all need a bit of guidance from time to time. But where can we turn for the essential information to steer us through? The American satirist Evan Eisenberg believe...
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Lili Boniche
Singer from colonial AlgeriaLili Boniche was one of the last of a generation of Jewish Algerian musicians, and enriched the classical "Arab-Andalusian" music of his native Algeria in the late 1930s and 1940s. A natural composer, he forged his own unique...
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Liverpool Calling: Pity No More the Cultural Capital
RADIO BAUER The multi award-winning Radio City and its newly launched sister station City Talk are giving a new confidence to Scousers. Ian Burrell gets a bird's eye view of how they operateIt must be the weirdest location for a radio station in Britain,...
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Loffreda's Tigers All Shook Up over Play-Off Hopes
LEICESTER 32 BRISTOL 14When a post-match ale at Welford Road is accompanied by the Leicester Tigers' resident Elvis impersonator - complete with black wig, spangly flares and portable hi-fi - it is impossible to ignore a punning song title or two. So,...
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Londoners Would Be Mad to Vote for Boris
As 1 May approaches, many Londoners feel only presentiment and ire. None of the candidates for Mayor are inspiring, and the two frontrunners are so flawed that it shames democracy itself. We lurch between democratic duty and an enervating loss of will....
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Messi Returns to Glitter amid the Barca Jitters
*SPAIN BARCELONA 0 ESPANYOL 0If this was Barcelona's dress rehearsal, then the first night cannot come soon enough as far as Manchester United are concerned.It was the Catalan derby and Barcelona's last realistic chance of catching the La Liga leaders,...
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Migration: 'One of Earth's Great Wonders'
The African-Eurasian bird migration system is one of the earth's great wonders, a gigantic signal of spring and autumn in the northern hemisphere.It features as many as five billion mainly tiny creatures, which twice a year make epic journeys between...
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Mohsin Hamid
MY WEEK IN MEDIALast week I watched...I'm in Palo Alto, California and I've been amazed to see that one of the big stories on the local channels is the fate of a family of beavers who have dammed up a small creek. There's Hillary/Obama, the economy potentially...
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Moiqen Makes O'Brien Derby Trio Look Mediocre
Down by the saddling boxes here, a pink magnolia sapling is twitching reluctantly into bloom, a gash of colour in the damp, grey tableau. Other trees retain the bare, stricken aspect of midwinter. And, judging by events on the track yesterday, different...
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More Art, Less Kitsch
British Asians don't get the arts, and don't want to either, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. It's all about making money and making good - and that, she argues, is a tragedyWhat Good Are the Arts? was the title of a book by John Carey, whose iconoclastic...
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More Satisfying Than a One-Night Stand
The Weekend's TV PULLING SUN BBC3 GAVIN & STACEY SUN BBC3 DOCTOR WHO SAT BBC1You may feel it's a little late to mention it but Pulling isn't half bad. And if that sounds a little grudging as a recommendation it's probably because I'm still getting over...
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Mowbray's Buccaneers Close in on Just Reward
NORWICH CITY 1 WEST BROMWICH 2Amidst the melee of this season's Championship somehow the class has managed to rise to the top as the division enters its endgame. West Bromwich Albion have lived with the tag "the Arsenal of the Championship" all season,...
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Mystery of Britain's Disappearing Birds
Many of the birds that migrate to Britain and Europe from Africa every spring, from the willow warbler to the cuckoo, are undergoing alarming declines, new research shows.The falls in numbers are so sharp and widespread that ornithologists are waking...
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Nice to See the Royals Boosting the Economy
A gentleman called Peter Phillips, eleventh in line to the throne, is getting married in short order, and has undertaken what sounds like an absolutely epic stag party on the Isle of Wight. His cousins, Princes William and Harry, arrived on the island...
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Nigerians Back BA Boycott after Deportation Flight Row
More than 1,000 Nigerians have backed a call to boycott British Airways unless it apologises to 136 passengers who were ordered off a flight to Lagos after they complained about the forced deportation of a man on board.A British Airways captain made...
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No Pain, No Gain: A League Lover's Guide to the Ageing Process
The past is another country and not one for old men. But Dave Hadfield went back to the future for the MastersThere was an inspiring message on the front of the match-day programme at Saddleworth on Sunday 13 April - if, that was, you could find your...
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No Strings Attached
INSIDE STORY Once, Sunday night television was all about the puppets of Spitting Image. Now a new cast of characters is satirising the media. Chris Green talks to Henry Naylor, creator of ITV's HeadcasesHeadcases, (ITV1 Sundays 10pm), is the first satirical...
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Now It's Prezza's Turn to Show His Feminine Side
At the now-closed Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, there used to be a competition during the interval where audience members were given two seemingly unconnected subjects and asked to come up with a joke linking the two. George Bush and a McDonald's...
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Obama Rides into Clinton's Heartland
Just days before a potentially decisive contest for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were engaged in a bruising bare-knuckle fight which can only benefit their Republican opponent, John McCain.The Pennsylvania countryside passed...
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Out of the Darkness
She's wooed Hollywood with her sultry looks - and now Jessica Alba is getting serious, says James MottramJessica Alba mesmerises men. It's what she does. Or to be precise, it's what Hollywood has let her do. Her signature roles so far have seen her in...
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Pandora
email pandora@independent.co.ukinternet site www.independent.co.uk/pandoraLabour opens a Khan of worms in ManchesterRrrround one! Ding ding. Basking in the glow of celebrities is risky for politicians - especially when the luminary in question is a jug-lobed...
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Pottermouth's Clarion Call Heeded by Sidibe
STOKE CITY 2 BRISTOL CITY 1It may have barely been audible over the Britannia Stadium PA system but "Pottermouth's battle cry" says it all about Stoke's push for the Premier League and can also serve as a useful guide to the feature writers who are likely...
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Pregnant Minister Goes to War with Her Critics
Carme Chacon, Spain's first female Defence minister, appointed controversially last week when seven months' pregnant, silenced her critics at the weekend by making a surprise 24-hour visit to meet Spanish troops in Afghanistan.The unannounced trip was...
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Prescott Confesses to Long Battle with Eating Disorder
John Prescott, the former deputy prime minister, was praised by health experts yesterday after revealing that he had fought a secret battle for years against an eating disorder usually associated with young women.In a frank admission that he struggles...
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Professor G. K. Hunter
Shakespeare scholar and founding Professor of English Literature at Warwick UniversityG.K. Hunter was a Renaissance man. But while he was a brilliant champion of marginalised Elizabethan playwrights like Lyly and Marston, his commitment, as scholar,...
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Qera Is Too Quick by Far for Relegated Leeds
GLOUCESTER 39 LEEDS 16It was top versus bottom at Kingsholm and Leeds were put out of their misery. The excitement is starting to bubble, however, for Gloucester.Leeds put their heart, soul and everything else they could muster into this battle; but...
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Rautenbach and Ross Prop Up Case for Current Laws
LONDON IRISH 13 HARLEQUINS 6If you can imagine a game of rugby in which the scrum was the most gripping theatre of action, in which the line-out tested the skills and discipline of every forward on the field, in which the breakdown was so fiercely contested...
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RBS's Huge Rights Issue 'Would End Bear Story'
THE WEEK AHEADAll eyes will be on Royal Bank of Scotland, which is expected to unveil a record rights issue this week. The bank, which is due to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, will be raising capital to shore up its finances in the face...
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Ready to Wear
Big trousers. They were big last season, even bigger this season and remain impressively on the large side for next autumn/winter also. FYI: big trousers should not be too big - as in too big for you, although men often think that a pair of trousers...
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'Ronnie Is the Best in the World. I Have a Small Chance'
An E-mail Conversation With... Snooker starlet Liu Chang A shot at the Rocket on Crucible debut; Joining the queue to break out of China; Chasing pots and prizes on world tourYou are the fourth 17-year-old to play in the World Championship. Stephen Hendry...
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Sadr Threatens 'Open War' as Iraqi Army Attacks Base
Iraqi government forces, with US and British support, have moved into the Mehdi Army stronghold in Basra and have surrounded its main bastion in Baghdad as the Shia militia's leader Muqtada al-Sadr threatened "open war".The Iraqi army, supported by US...
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Saudi Women Appeal for Legal Freedoms
In Riyadh, the college day begins for female students behind a locked door that will remain that way until male guardians come to collect them. Later, in a female-run business, everyone must vacate the premises so a delivery man can drop off a package....
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Scandal-Hit Mosley Insists 'I Am Going to Stay and Fight'
*MOTOR RACINGBeleaguered FIA president Max Mosley yesterday continued his campaign to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the world, while vowing to continue in his role until 2009.Having arranged to visit this weekend's Jordan Rally - amid allegations...
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Scout Numbers See Biggest Rise in 20 Years
It boasts the film director Steven Spielberg, newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, footballer David Beckham and rock star Keith Richards as former members and has left behind its reputation for camp fires and knot-tying with a new focus on snowboarding and...
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Soft Power: Its Uses and Abuses
LEADING ARTICLE CHINAIn 2005, Chinese protesters besieged the Japanese embassy in Beijing to protest against new textbooks that, in China's view, downplayed Japanese atrocities during the Second World War. At their height, the protests drew 10,000 demonstrators;...
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Square Mile's Free Spirit
PRESS BUSINESS PUBLISHING At 30, Allister Heath is young to be editing a daily paper. But youth is just what the founders of 'City AM' were looking for, he tells Ian BurrellIn the editor's office of City AM there's an Alsatian - wearing fashionably rimless...
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Tevez Swoops as 'Fear Factor' Drives United
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1The world's greatest player, the manager's greatest squad; there will be plenty of factors to discuss if Manchester United win a title chase which might yet go the final day of the season. But Mark Hughes - boyhood...
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That 'Je Ne Sais Quoi'
When French actresses hit the red carpet, they trounce everyone in the style stakes. So what's the secret of their success? Rosamund Witcher reveals how they do itWhen the French actress Marion Cotillard swiped the Bafta for Best Actress from under the...
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The 1908 Olympics - the First London Games by Keith Baker (Sportsbooks, Pounds 7.99)
Book of the weekAs London prepares to host its third Olympics, in 2012, these are good times to reflect upon the challenges which faced our predecessors as they sought to welcome the sporting world to these shores.London's willingness to accommodate...
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Theatre
Fram National Theatre London ***A translator of Greek tragedies, a classical actress, and an explorer who almost reached the North Pole are the unlikely leads of a verse drama that travels through time and space, pitting fact against fiction, individualism...
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The Ballad of Sandy Denny
Thirty years after her untimely, lonely death, the woman lauded as the British Joni Mitchell may finally get the recognition she deserves. By Jonathan Brown Return of the folk queenSandy Denny was the unlikeliest of pop stars. A little overweight, uncompromisingly...
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The Mystery Migrant Scaremongers
MEDIA DIARYKnowing the importance of varying the tone, how refreshing to find the Daily Mail in a fearful strop last week. This time it was the Association of Chief Police Officers report about the absence of an anticipated migrant-inspired crimewave...
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The Napster Bloodbath Damaged Music More Than Lennon's Murder
ON NEW MEDIAHow is the digital revolution changing the way in which music fans own their music and identify with musicians? To what extent is the internet rewriting the history of rock 'n' roll?Old-fashioned music publications like Rolling Stone underestimate...
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The POW!! Factor
Comic-book superheroes can also be style icons, as a new exhibition in New York reveals. Carola Long has a sneak previewFashion might move faster than a speeding bullet, but that's not the only thing it has in common with Superman. The interplay of comic-book...
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There Are Times When It Is Entirely Right for Proprietors to Intervene
ON THE PRESSWhen Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay bought the Telegraph titles in June 2004, they announced on the front page of The Daily Telegraph that they had "no interest in interfering with the editorial policy of the titles".This has remained...
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The Rise of the 'Sun' Queen
INTERVIEW JANE MOORE She's the longest-serving columnist on Britain's best-selling daily newspaper. She's written four best-selling novels with a fifth on the way - and is hard at work on herlatest TV documentary. But, as Ian Burrell discovers, she's...
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The Ten Best Chopping Boards
The Ten Best is edited by Rebecca Armstrong r.armstrong@independent.co.uk1 Joseph Joseph 39Colour-coded chopping boards are an easy way to reduce the risk of cross contamination between different foods. This set is dishwasher-proof and comes in a sleek...
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The Turner Prize of the Sound World
Music PRS New Music Award 2008 NationwideThe English folk musician Eliza Carthy wants to create the first ever new score for a Victorian Carousel Standard 54 organ located on Brighton Beach. The premiere of the piece would be performed on this organ...
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TV Chief Flexes All the Right Muscles for ITV2
BROADCASTING ZAI BENNETT It's now the UK's most popular non-terrestrial channel - and it's closing in on Five. Amol Rajan finds out how its controller does itAt a time when ITV's share price is plummeting to all-time lows, there remains at least one...
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Vaccination Campaign Halts Most Lethal Strain of Meningitis
For the first time since records began, no meningitis C deaths were recorded in the past year among under-19s. The news prompted the Government to claim victory in the fight to persuade families of the benefits of mass vaccination.The annual report on...
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Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas
Dear Virginia, My partner and I have lived together for 10 years, and have two lovely children, but the other day he asked if I'd ever think of getting married. I know my parents would love it, and so would his, and our kids would be over the moon,...
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Warne the Spin Doctor Brushes off IPL's Hiccups
*CRICKETAs the pitch crumbled like a digestive biscuit here yesterday, the Indian Premier League desperately needed Shane Warne on the case. In his latest role, the old master might have made a persuasive argument to excuse a wholly unsatisfactory surface...
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Warnock Boys Become Men for Play-Off Charge
WATFORD 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 2Enchanting yet enigmatic, an authentic sui generis, Neil Warnock has inspired another revolution - this time at Crystal Palace. Soon after he arrived as manager last October, Palace were 21 points behind Watford and in a state...
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When Modesty Masks a Sense of Failure
It has been an unusual experience reading the recently published biography of Bill Deedes, whom I knew well for a period. While he was editor of The Daily Telegraph in the 1970s and 1980s, I was for eight years his city editor. I had never before met...
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Young at Heart of Second City Gloom
ASTON VILLA 5 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1Ashley Young still has some way to go to convince Fabio Capello of his worth for England but his position in Aston Villa lore has been secured. Two goals and a significant part in two others in a five-goal derby-day demolition...
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You Write the Reviews
LA RESURREZIONE St George's Church LONDON ****Wow. What an opera. I say opera, but in fact La Resurrezione is an oratorio by Handel and is part of the 31st London Handel Festival. I've been assiduously attending operas/oratorios for 15 years and this...
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Zimbabwe Opposition Pleads for International Intervention
Zimbabwe resembles a war zone, with thousands of people displaced, hundreds injured, and 10 killed in postelection violence, an opposition leader said yesterday.Tendai Biti, secretary general of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said violence...
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