The Independent (London, England)

The Independent is a Monday to Sunday newspaper, owned and published by Independent Print Ltd and headquartered in London, England. It was first published in 1986 in reaction to the conservative views held by the London Times and the London Telegraph. It has a liberal slant. The Independent's audience is London based, with 54 percent of its readership living in London and its surroundings. Other notable qualities of its readership are: the average reader is 43 years old; 59 percent are employed; 62 percent are married; 48 percent have a college degree or higher; and 73 percent own their own homes. Regions covered include: London and South East, South West, Midlands, North and North East, North West, Scotland, and Wales. The Independent is the youngest of Britain's daily newspapers and is notable for challenging London's more established and conservative daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. In 2010, Simon Kelner, Editor-in-Chief of The Independent, and Johann Hari, a regular columnist in the paper, each received a Comment Award, similar to the U.S. Pultizer Prize. Oliver Wright is Whitehall editor; Oly Duff is home news editor, and Katherine Butler is comment editor.

Articles from February 6, 1997

$1Bn Regional Jet Launch Set for Later This Year
The regional aircraft manufacturer AI(R), in which British Aerospace has a one-third stake, said yesterday it expected to go ahead with the $1bn (pounds 610m) development of a new 58-70-seater jet this year.The launch of the programme would be an important...
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A Continental Revenge; 15-Second Theatre Hell; Meyer Has the Last Cough; Cannibal Publishers
After what seems like years of listening to complaints about how much we're being dictated to by the frightful Continentals - those shouty advertisements ("BRUSSELS SPOUTS") from Sir James Goldsmith's Referendum Party; those insistent rumours that Chancellor...
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After Empire's Roar Fell Silent
The boardroom of the nascent Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol is dominated by a gigantic oil painting of the Delhi Durbar of 1903, the ceremony by which the Viceroy, Lord Curzon, received the obeisance of the people of India on behalf of the...
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Aid for Belfast Plant Opposed
European textiles manufacturers yesterday pledged to continue their long-running legal battle over state aid for a pounds 157m Taiwanese investment project in Northern Ireland.The British Apparel and Textiles Confederation (BATC) said it had decided...
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Albanian 'Financiers' Fail to Play the Game
It probably wasn't a very smart career move for an ambitious 19- year-old centre forward from Nigeria to sign up with a second-rate Albanian league side. But Leonardo Nosa Ineh also had the misfortune to join a club whose president, Rrapush Xhaferri,...
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Also Showing
Comedians today don't know they're born. When they talk about dying in front of an audience, it's a figure of speech, but at the court of Louis XVI, in late 18th-century France, a barbed wit would save your life - and stiffing meant just that. The fate...
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Ashdown Calls for Review of NHS Facilities
Hospital bed closures and cuts should be halted for six months while a full-scale review of the National Health Service is carried out, Paddy Ashdown, the Liberal Democrat leader, said last night.Mr Ashdown's speech to party members in London was timed...
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Blessing in Disguise for United
"Put your money on Coventry to go down," said Laurence Batty, the Woking goalkeeper, after the non-League club's narrow FA Cup defeat by the Premiership side on Tuesday.Maybe, but anyone who does have a few quid to spare may be better advised to put...
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Boxing : Heat Rising for Lewis and McCall
Lennox Lewis can be forgiven for not appearing particularly excited about tomorrow night's match with Oliver McCall here for the vacant World Boxing Council heavyweight title, even though McCall is the only man to have beaten him in 30 professional fights.The...
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Brussels 'Plan' to Exclude Italy from EMU Shakes Lira
Rumours that plans were afoot in Brussels to keep Italy out of the first wave of a single currency led to volatile trading in the lira on foreign exchange markets yesterday. Italian government bonds also suffered.The lira and bond prices fell sharply...
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BSkyB Still Plans 200 Channels
BSkyB is pressing ahead with plans to launch a 200-channel digital satellite service later this year despite its unexpected alliance with the rival broadcasters Carlton and Granada in a bid to run a smaller 30- channel digital terrestrial service from...
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Care Worker 'Drove Child Victim to the Edge of Suicide'
A former resident of a North Wales children's home told a hearing yesterday that he had been forced to have oral sex with a care worker and that his life in care had led him to attempt suicide many times.The man, now 35, told the North Wales Child Abuse...
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Chess
Valery Salov's victory at Wijk aan Zee was achieved by patience and great subtlety. His best games are long, delicate affairs with far- reaching positional decisions made early in the game reaping rewards much later. This game from Wijk aan Zee is a...
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Clarke Rate Hint Confuses City
Kenneth Clarke caused confusion in the financial markets after his monthly meeting with Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England, yesterday.By appearing to give a hint that he had decided to raise interest rates, the Chancellor sent the pound soaring....
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CLASSICAL MUSIC Peter O'Hagan Purcell Room Ian Pace Conway Hall, London
O'Hagan and Pace: not another comedy duo, but two English pianists whose recent London recitals interestingly highlighted challenging composers of different generations. Peter O'Hagan's extraordinarily demanding programme at the Purcell Room on Tuesday...
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CLASSICAL MUSIC Sinfonia 21 St John's Smith Square, London, and Touring
This is the 25th season of the Arts Council's Contemporary Music Network. It's a service to the composer, the performer, the publisher, the broadcaster, the record industry and, of course, the public; it allows contemporary music to tour. The slog and...
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Clinic under Fire for Pounds 1,000 Skin Therapy
Patients at a private Harley Street clinic were charged nearly pounds 1,000 for a course of skin treatment they didn't need, including creams they could have purchased from a high-street chemist for the price of a National Health Service prescription...
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Clinton Crusades to Educate America
Hours after a State of the Union message promising an extra $51bn and a "national crusade" to improve America's education standards, President Clinton yesterday travelled to Georgia to promote a theme that he intends to be one of his enduring political...
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Come 2006, Half the People Involved in the Bid Will Be Dead and Some Other Pursuit Will Have Captured the Electorate's Fancy
In one of his splendid communications from our former transatlantic colonies, Alistair Cooke referred to advice Jimmy Carter received from a political columnist when about to begin his term as president of the United States.Twenty numbered tips were...
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COMMENT : Policyholders Get Much More from a Takeover
It might perhaps have saved everyone a lot of time, bother and embarrassment had Scottish Amicable put itself up for sale in the first place. Instead the management chose to try to go it alone, an escapade which has now been exposed as a complete waste...
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Cook Fears Creation of 'Hard Core' Euro-Zone
Robin Cook, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, said yesterday that a Labour government would not favour the emergence of a "hard core" of highly-integrated countries in the European Union that left other nations on the outside.In a speech to the Centre for...
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Cricket : Walsh to Opt for Country over Club
Courtney Walsh may not be playing county cricket for Gloucestershire next season. Talks are to take place between player and club this weekend but Philip August, the club secretary, is not certain whether the West Indies captain will be staying."I should...
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Date Proposed for Countries to Join Emu Second Wave
Speculation intensified yesterday that countries which do not join the first wave of monetary union in 1999 may be offered informal guarantees of membership by 2002.The idea of a "second wave" could appeal to a future Labour government, given recent...
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Dilemmas
Virginia IronsideIt's funny that men like Isobel's husband only seem to have the need for perfectionism and preparation in certain areas. When it comes to sex, most of them don't go in for anything like the caring foreplay they will expend on the living...
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Don't Panic
It's not everybody who can claim to have been picked up by Jamie Lee Curtis, but it happened to me. The fact that the pick-up merely involved being given a lift on a golf buggy should not, I believe, detract from the essential glamour of the occasion;...
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Egyptian God 'Hidden in Plastic Carrier Bag'
A smuggling ring which plundered valuable Egyptian relics and sold them in England employed an influential Egyptian police officer, a court heard yesterday.The officer, a general, was on call in case couriers ran into trouble taking the 5,000-year-old...
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EU to Protect Top Events from Pay-TV
Television viewers throughout Europe will be guaranteed the right to watch live, and for free, the Olympics, the World Cup and other major sporting events, if proposals tabled by the European Commission yesterday are enacted as law.The proposed amendment...
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Farmers Sceptical of Hogg's Friendship
Douglas Hogg, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, entered the lion's den yesterday and pleaded with farmers to maintain their tradition of voting Conservative.He was speaking to the annual general meeting of the National Farmers' Union,...
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Finance Director Quits Euro Disney in Reshuffle
Euro Disney, operator of the Disneyland Paris theme park, has parted company with its finance director, Xavier de Mezerac, as part of a wider boardroom reshuffle. Philippe Ravanas, a company spokesman, said the changes were part of plans started three...
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Football : Dalglish and Liverpool Compete to Sign Murphy
Kenny Dalglish is set to take on his old club Liverpool in the pounds 1.5m struggle to sign Crewe Alexandra's promising 19-year-old, Danny Murphy.Dalglish is ready to offer more cash than Liverpool for Murphy, an outstanding attacking midfielder in the...
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Football : Dutchman's Place under Threat
Pierre van Hooijdonk could be set to pay a very public price for his pay deal row with Celtic. The Glasgow club's manager, Tommy Burns, looks set to drop the unsettled Dutch striker for tonight's live televised Premier Division match at home to the bottom...
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Ford Shopping around for Best State Aid Deal
A senior Ford manager yesterday indicated that the company was shopping around to see which government could draw up the best aid package as the future of the company's Halewood plant hung in the balance.Jac Nasser, head of Ford Europe told BBC Radio...
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Forget the Bear, Look to the Balkans
In Albania or Bulgaria, where a shake of the head means yes and a nod means no, some confusion on the part of the Western European or American visitor is forgivable. There is no such excuse for the mess that Western governments are beginning to make...
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From Courtesan to Queen of the Democrats: The Life of an Extraordinary Englishwoman Ends
One of the 20th century's truly remarkable lives ended yesterday as Pamela Harriman, the English nobleman's daughter who would become Winston Churchill's daughter-in-law, courtesan, Washington political hostess and finally American ambassador to France,...
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Going Global
A businessman visiting Chicago a while ago found himself talking to a bright young manager who had just returned from a three-year assignment in Belgium. When asked what he was doing now, he replied: "Well, that's an interesting question. They've put...
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He Gets High, but It Brings Me Down
The recent comments made by pop stars Brian Harvey and Noel Gallagher about drug use - Harvey seemingly condoning Ecstasy, Gallagher suggesting that drug-taking was no more remarkable than "having a cup of tea" - have finally made the rest of the country...
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How to Pick a Good Nursery
Q. My child qualifies for a nursery voucher soon. How do I choose the best start for her?A. Look around several nurseries, and go for a full session. Don't take your child on the first visit, unless you are sure she will not distract you. If you like...
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Israel Buries Helicopter Crash Dead
The bodies of 73 Israeli soldiers and airmen, killed when two troop-carrying helicopters collided on their way to Lebanon, were being buried in Israel yesterday as the government declared a day of mourningIt is not known why the CH-53 Sikorsky helicopters...
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Last Year It Closed in Chaos: Now the Ridings School Holds Its Head High
It is no longer the Ridings. It is the Ridings School, and it isworking hard to rebuild its reputation."The message we constantly reinforce is that we want parents, teachers and children to be proud of the Ridings School, not the Ridings. People say...
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LAW REPORT 6 February 1997 : Plaintiff to Pay Costs of Making Statement
Coff and another v Berkshire County Council and another; Queen's Bench Division (Drake J) 19 May 1995Where the plaintiff in a libel action accepted money paid into court by the defendant, and the defendant thereafter played no further part in the action,...
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LEADING ARTICLE : Receiving You Muffled and Unclear, Mr Blair
Sir Humphrey Appleby, Mr Justice Cocklecarrot and Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Harding are all lumped together, for the purposes of pay, as Top People. Their jobs are as different as can be but they sort of fit together in the public imagination. There,...
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Let It Shine
The education of able children is an area filled with contradictions and confusion. It is generally assumed and frequently stated that it is easy to teach the most able and that it is other categories of pupils who are more difficult to help. At the...
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Lock Them Up by All Means, but Not in My Back Water
It cost more than pounds 4m of tax-payers' money, can house about 500 criminals, and was the answer to prison officials' prayers.But yesterday plans for a floating jail to be moored off the Dorset coast were in disarray after the local council refused...
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Lofthouse Nods His Approval
You do not need to be in your 50s to know what Nat Lofthouse means to Burnden Park, the mascot says it all. "Lofty" is a lion and in Bolton no amplification is necessary. A bull may be more natural in terms of alliteration, a horse more pertinent to...
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MARKET REPORT : Demerger from Hell Remains a Thorn in EMI's Side
EMI, the showbiz group, had another out-of-tune session, plunging 52.5p to 1,147.5p, lowest since the summer time demerger.As Thorn EMI the group enjoyed an upbeat share performance. But it has been downhill since the split and with the stand-alone showbiz...
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Media in Tizz over Whether Politics or Showbiz Leads
It was, to use NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw's memorable phrase on one of US television's crazier nights, "a bifurcation of America's attention span". Or in less tangled language, how on earth do the networks cope with two simultaneous mega-stories, President...
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Media Jobs Are in Big Demand but You Can Squeeze in, Says Philip Schofield
The supply of people who want to work either in the media or in other creative fields is far greater than the supply of jobs. Publishing, advertising, broadcasting, journalism and design are among the most popular of all careers.British publishers produce...
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Melinda: The Year Ahead
FEBRUARYName: magical Melinda.Age: 22. Vital statistics: 34DD-22-34 Melinda gives her first Hello! interview (fully clothed). She is pictured at home in Swindon with dad, Terry, and younger brother, Jamie, who recently stripped off for The Star and think...
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Ministers Stand to Gain Pounds 4,000 Bonus If They Lose
If the Tories lose the election, ministers stand to gain a bonus of pounds 4,000 in their severance pay under a technicality which means they would continue in office for a few hours after polling day.A group of nearly 50 Labour MPs yesterday called...
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MoD Surrenders to Wren in Sex Harassment Case Battle with Wren Th Wren Wins Sex Harassment Case as MoD Backs
A former Wren who was sexually harassed by male colleagues yesterday won her claim of constructive dismissal against the Navy, after the Ministry of Defence admitted liability.Lesley Morris, 23, had told an industrial tribunal how she took a paracetamol...
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Morgan Stanley Merger Creates $21Bn US Giant
Morgan Stanley, the top-drawer investment bank, and Dean Witter, Discover, America's main street securities retailer and credit card giant, stunned Wall Street yesterday by announcing a merger.The deal, worth $10.2bn (pounds 6.2bn), is the largest attempted...
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Next Promotion Draws Protests
A leading corporate governance lobby group is set to mount a protest against the appointment of Simon Wolfson as an executive director of Next, the retail group, on the grounds that his father, Lord Wolfson, is the company's chairman.Pirc, the pensions...
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OBITUARIES : Tristan Hawkins
Tristan Hawkins wrote by day and went home to write by night.By day, as creative director of Rapport Learning, the specialist promotion and publishing company of which he was a founder, he was a constant source of ideas for educationally led projects,...
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OBITUARY : James Hurford
James Hurford's most important job as an architect was the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in Westminster, London. He guided this complex job through its 12 years of design and construction, from 1974 to 1986.The QEII project, which placed a modern...
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OBITUARY : Pamela Harriman
The story of Pamela Digby Harriman forms a fascinating bridge between the rumbustious 18th-century novel and its rather more vulgar 20th-century descendant, the airport best- seller. In the span of her life, she had the unusual distinction of being a...
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Offer Admits Systems Not Ready for Competition
Regional electricity companies may have to ditch their costly computer systems and return to carrying out transactions by hand to meet next year's timetable for domestic competition, the industry regulatory revealed yesterday.Professor Stephen Littlechild...
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OJ Feels Force of White America's Outrage
The Los Angeles police went on a low-level tactical alert when a verdict was announced in the OJ Simpson civil trial. But, with no violence reported, some of the ugliest scenes of the night came outside the Santa Monica courthouse.The outrage of white,...
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Peking Looks to New Year of the Ox Bless
Peking - At midnight tonight, the ox usurps the rat, Communist leaders flirt briefly with traditional folklore, and the Chinese welcome in the Lunar New Year feeling good about its symbolic potential."You see, the ox is so docile, considerate and kind;...
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Peking Looks to New Year of the Ox to Bless the Reclaimimg of Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Chris Patten, the Governor of Hong Kong, is a monkey, whereas Tung Chee-hwa, who will head the first post-colonial government, is an ox. No disrespect is intended here, it is simply a matter of Chinese belief that a person's life is to a...
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People & Business : Guests Cast Chill over Tourist Conference
Heritage Secretary Virginia Bottomley was doing her bit for British tourism yesterday at a conference at the banqueting suite at Westminster Palace. Though she was treated to warm applause she may have noticed a certain frost in parts of the auditorium.The...
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Personally Speaking
Politicians know that no one ever lost a vote by kicking a teacher, nor by playing to the inverted snobbery involved in impugning academic success. When hardly anyone had a degree neither those who did nor those who didn't felt threatened. But now, both...
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Physics First Aid
Physicists are clever people. They can see into space, split atoms, even offer up an (albeit brief) history of time. Yet, as the 21st century approaches, one problem still stumps them: how to halt the decline in their own subject.You do not need the...
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Poker
There are some things you cannot do at the poker table. One of them is to hit a dealer. Dealers, by common consent, are a terrible crew who always give you the card you don't want, while giving your opponent the one card he does want. Why are dealers...
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Promise Too Strong for Either Man
One Man, one surprise and one conundrum were available here yesterday. Gordon Richards's grey was beaten behind the 10-1 chance Strong Promise in the Comet Chase and the path he will take for the rest of the season was further shrouded.It now seems...
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Prudential Offers Pounds 1.9bn for ScotAm
Scottish Amicable finally admitted the defeat of its two-stage flotation plans yesterday after Prudential stepped in to offer pounds 1.9bn for the company, trumping an earlier pounds 1.4bn bid by Abbey National.The Pru's bid terms offer pounds 400m in...
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Racing : Dettori Bottoms out after Celebrity Circuit
After a break from Britain's racecourses in which the stopping off points have included Crinkley Bottom for Noel's House Party and a South African hospital for treatment to a boil on the bottie, it is tempting to suggest that Frankie Dettori was simply...
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Rebel Investors Buy into Tim Bell's PR Firm
Julian Treager and Bryan Myerson, the self-styled rebel shareholders with a reputation for shaking up underperforming companies, yesterday trained their sights on legendary spin doctor Sir Tim Bell when their UK Active Value Fund bought a 5 per cent...
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Redwood Moves to Woo Tory Left
John Major will face a challenge for the party leadership "within weeks" of polling day if the Tories lose the election from MPs who are already manoeuvring for position after defeat.The evidence of private campaigning from both wings of the party has...
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Resurgent City Steam Onwards
Manchester City 3 Watford 1Typical, isn't it? Manchester City supporters have waited for months for a win and now they are coming in bunches. They reached the FA Cup fifth round with this one and a season that appeared to be totally barren is now tinged...
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Rome Moves to Silence the Italy-Sceptics
Besieged by reports that it would not be admitted into Europe's premier economic league, the Italian government insisted yesterday that it was on course to meet the criteria for monetary union in time for the launch date of 1 January 1999, and lashed...
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Rugby Union : Leicester Axe Richards
The former England No 8 Dean Richards and his international colleague, Rory Underwood, have been dropped for Leicester's re-arranged Pilkington Cup sixth-round match away against the holders, Bath, at the weekend. The pair appear to have paid the price...
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Rugby Union : Richards Axed by Leicester
The former England No 8 Dean Richards and his international colleague, Rory Underwood, have been dropped for Leicester's re-arranged Pilkington Cup sixth-round match away against the holders, Bath, at the weekend. The much-capped pair appear to have...
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Sellafield Hit by Two Leaks in Two Days
Sellafield's effort to show off nuclear power as clean and safe suffered its second setback in two days yesterday, when British Nuclear Fuels admitted that radioactive liquid had seeped from a faulty valve on to a roof inside the complex earlier this...
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Serbs Stay on the March to Hasten Reform
Thousands of Serbian demonstrators, their anger undimmed by presidential promises to respect the opposition's local election victories, marched through Belgrade yesterday, demanding proof that political reform is on the way. Despite President Slobodan...
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Sex and Drugs and Natural History
I was reading a piece by Belinda Archer in this paper the other day about TV cookery programmes - I don't really get much chance to see TV cookery programmes, but I like to read any piece about TV cookery programmes that I can lay my hands on - and it...
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Sports Letters
Dod's recordstill standsSir: I take issue with John Roberts when he writes ("Hingis in a class of her own", 27 January) that Martina Hingis, not Lottie Dod, should now be considered the youngest player to have won a Grand Slam event. He tries to deny...
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Stalinism Abroad in Garden of England
In the general election of 1992, 480,000 voters in the county of Kent returned 16 Conservative MPs, at an average of 30,070 votes per seat. The 402,000 voters who put their cross against either Labour or the Liberal Democrats returned exactly no MPs,...
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'Stanley Kubrick Wasn't Available, So They Contacted Me. I Owe Everything to Stanley Kubrick!'
Christopher Hampton's play Les Liaisons Dangereuses, subsequently filmed as the Eighties blockbuster Dangerous Liaisons, showed a group of highly educated, wealthy and intelligent people with nothing to occupy them other than the destructive and manipulative...
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Teenagers from Hell
Paint and excrement were daubed on the teacher's front door. Petrol was spread over her drive. Hate mail and death threats were posted through the letterbox and stones were thrown.Such a hate campaign would be terrible no matter who devised it. But it...
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The Business of Death
How would your work colleagues react if your partner, parent or child died? Acute sympathy - certainly. Concern - definitely. But what about embarrassment, frustration at not knowing the "right" thing to say or do and, dare they admit it: fear? These...
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The Children Who Will Be Brought Up by Their Mother's Murderer
Los Angeles - On his way home from the Santa Monica courthouse, his black Chevy Suburban shadowed by a squadron of helicopters, OJ Simpson stopped for ice cream. He jumped out, ran into Baskin-Robbins and bought a single cup of chocolate cookie dough...
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The Investment Column : Eurocamp Lowers Its Sights
Life as a quoted company has not been a happy experience for Eurocamp, the Continent's leading specialist in holidays under canvas. Floating the company more than five years ago only drew attention to the fat margins available from supplying camping...
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The Investment Column : Nightfreight Is Short on Volume
Nightfreight recently bought a rival distributor called Pacemaker, so it was appropriate that the express parcels and freight forwarding group should give investors a minor heart murmur yesterday by delivering lower-than-expected profits. The shares...
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The Investment Column : Satellite Plans Lift BSkyB Hopes
BSkyB's involvement in one of the consortia bidding for next year's 30-channel digital terrestrial service has unblocked the sentiment that drives this recently volatile stock.After a painful stumble from almost 700p in October to well under 500p before...
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The Khan Who Couldn't
When Imran Khan, the legendary cricket captain and heartthrob, first targeted Pakistan's power elite last April, he vowed to challenge their evil ways on behalf of the masses. Given enough time, his Movement for Justice might have gathered momentum and...
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The Value of Nothing
There's an interesting film hidden somewhere inside The Proprietor, Ismail Merchant's second film as director but, like any stowaway, it's in no hurry to reveal itself. The screenwriters are an odd couple, the French playwright Jean-Marie Besset and...
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The View from Here
What is it like to win the lottery? Almost certainly I shall never know, although I devote pounds l a week to it and, like every other player, I have made the occasional mental list of how I would dispose of the odd pounds l0m (a 1948 Jaguar XK120 for...
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Triplex Admits Defeat in Battle for William Cook
One of the most bitterly contested takeovers in recent years ended in victory last night for William Cook, the Sheffield-based steel castings group, after rival Triplex Lloyd said it would allow its pounds 74m offer to lapse tomorrow.Triplex's decision...
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Two's Company
Television schedulers love comedy double acts almost as much as National Lottery draws. Constantly trawling the circuit in search of the new Morecombe and Wise, they could do a lot worse than check out the two up-and-coming pairings currently at the...
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We Need New Ways to Measure the 'Weightless' Economy
One of the world's wisest economy watchers, Alan Greenspan, has grown extremely interested in the bits of the economy that we do not actually see because they are difficult to measure. It sounds an abstruse subject, but Mr Greenspan's interest is in...
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Why Residents Welcome Traffic Jams
Congestion is not a serious problem on Britain's roads for most motorists and many pedestrians say that it is beneficial, according to researchers. "Most drivers simply overestimate the time taken when they know that roads are busy," Kristine Beuret,...
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Widow Tells of Her Devastation over Knife Death Riddle
A road worker stabbed to death while apparently attempting a sexual assault on an Avon saleswoman at her home was named yesterday by the victim, who is recovering from surgery.David Stuchbery, 49, died from a wound to his chest after a struggle with...
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Win Pounds 2,000 and Have Your Work Published in Our Competition to Write a Story for 6-to-9-Year-Olds
Patrick Deuchar, chief executive of the Royal Albert Hall, is married to the actress Liz Robertson. Their daughter Briony is five and a half. They tell Louise Levene about the stories they enjoy together.Patrick: I was always read to as a child. I don't...
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Wirral's Swinging Voters Take the Good News to Tony Blair
The swinging voters of Wirral South turned out in force yesterday to tell Tony Blair that they were deserting the Tories and the Liberal Democrats to give Labour their backing in the 27 February by-election.At a specially staged Labour meeting for voters...
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Your Country Needs You!
Most of the young people eligible to vote in the general election will probably not bother. Of first-time voters, 50 per cent (more than 2.5 million of them) failed to vote in the 1992 election, and a recent Mori/NOP poll indicates that this time only...
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Your Views
While agreeing with Lucy Hodges that "Getting into university is a game where the rules are kept hidden from the players" (Beginners' Luck, Education +, 30 January), I would like to correct some misleading information.She mentions the likelihood of certain...
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