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 26, 2009

'A Bathological Tendency to Tweeness Afflicts Bits of England's Loveliest City'
Home And Away Much as we love our darling offspring, Jane and I value the occasional weekend away without them, a treat we manage to organise once or twice a year. Our most recent escape, if thats not too dramatic a word, was to Bath, which took us only...
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Airline with Worst Record in Europe
Analysis INEVITABLY, WE want answers and equally, few are available immediately, but we can make some observations.The impact appears to have been at relatively slow speed and there was no fire. The plane seems to have almost, pancaked into the ground....
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American Persuasion Is the Only Way Forward on Iran
Independent Minds Iran, as ever, occupies an important place in any new Presidents agenda, so, I offer some advice for Barack Obama as he surveys the Iranian situation.If you cant yet come to terms with the hostage crisis, remember that Iran has a lot...
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Arbiters of Taste
Editors of the major food guides have a unique insight into the state of modern dining. They tell Rob Sharp what makes a good restaurant, what you can learn from a bread basket, and how to sweet- talk your waiter The editors of Britains restaurant guides...
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As the World Sees It
Obama's budget WASHINGTON POST President Obamas plan to put the country on a sustainable fiscal path hinges on three huge bets. First, that the government can get health-care costs under control even while expanding coverage. Second, that enacting a...
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A Thrilling Voyage of Rare Intensity
OPERA THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Royal Opera House, London ***** You knew from the palpable fizz of those open fifths in tremolando violins and the cut and thrust of the horns that conductor Marc Albrecht was very much at the helm of Wagners Flying Dutchman...
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A Touch of Frosting
They're over-sized, over-decorated - and now they're over here. Sophie Morris on how Britain became smitten with American cupcakes Mrs Beeton would be turning in her grave. Her sensible muffins, crumpets and tea cakes and loaves studded with dates and...
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A Union for the 21st Century
UNIVERSITIES NUS president Wes Streeting tells Lucy Hodges why moving to the right on tuition fees makes sense Once a hot-bed of far-left politicking, the National Union of Students is getting real. Under the presidency of Wes Streeting, 26, a Labour...
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Barbers Shop Given Royal Assent
THE WAY SOME people are viewing the race, you could be forgiven for assuming that only the logistical trifle of accommodating 60,000 spectators need prevent the transfer of the Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup to Paul Nichollss gallops. The champion trainer...
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Barcelona Were Let off the Hook, Says Puel
Lyons coach fears worst after missed chances cost French side precious victory The Lyons midfielder Juninho and coach Claude Puel rued the missed chances that cost their side victory against Barcelona in Tuesdays Champions League first knock-out round...
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Beautiful, but the Show Should Have Gone On
The Sketch The deeper we look into each other the fewer differences we find. Politics divides us a lot, our daily lives less so, death least of all. Theres an equality there, of a sort, in the end. As General de Gaulle said to his wife at the graveside...
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Benayoun Provides Ray of Light for Benitez
REAL MADRID 0 HT: 0 -0 LIVERPOOL 1 Benayoun (82) Att: 85,000 The Bernabeu has been the scene of enough disappointments to last Rafael Benitez a lifetime but it was a place where he discovered renewed belief for himself and his side when they both most...
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Bendtner Brushes off Criticism
Amid the relief of victory, the strong displays from a series of players and the absurdity of Kolo Tours caution for being late for the second half, there was a familiar complaint following Arsenals Champions League victory over Roma: the failure of...
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Bendtner in Firing Line over Striking Failure
Amid the relief of victory, the strong displays from a series of players and the absurdity of Kolo Tours caution for being late for the second half, there was a familiar complaint following Arsenals Champions League victory over Roma: the failure of...
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Billions Fewer Plastic Bags Handed Out
Shops' cutbacks could stave off government plan to charge for carriers SHOPS GAVE out 3.5 billion fewer plastic bags last year under a voluntary scheme which has, for now, headed off the threat of a government ban on free carrier bags. Figures from...
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Bishop on the Run
Expelled from Argentina for his views on the Holocaust, a Catholic sect leader is back in Britain, reports Jerome Taylor When Bishop Richard Williamson sat down last year in an oak- panelled seminary in the picturesque Bavarian village of Zaitzkoven...
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Boom Time on the Wards
NURSING The recession is prompting more interest in the public sector, particularly nursing Job vacancies for graduates are expected to fall in 2009 for the first time in six years and the private sector, especially investment banking, the long-term...
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Cadbury Hits the Profits Sweet Spot with Chocolate and Gum
Cadbury has revealed that consumers are refusing to give up their chocolate and chewing gum during the recession. The confectionery giant delivered tasty sales and profits in 2008 but trimmed expectations on revenue growth for this year.The manufacturer...
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Candi's Heart Still Runs Free
POP CANDI STATON Shepherd's Bush Empire, London **** Youre looking at the genuine article tonight, Candi Staton politely boasts before her rich, honey-tinged voice caresses the Elvis Presley hit Suspicious Minds. The 65-year-old country-soul diva refuses...
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Chicken Curry for One
The Life Kitchen INGREDIENTS TO SERVE ONE:1 thick slice of onion, coarsely chopped2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 garlic clove, finely chopped2 thin slices of peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped2 small pinches of ground cumin, ground coriander, black mustard...
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Christopher Raeburn
Record producer who formed close and productive associations with the greatest opera singers of his day Christopher Raeburn was a legendary record producer, specialising in opera, who worked for the Decca Record Company for his whole career and was responsible...
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Clamour Grows for More Regulation
Outlook Look out. Here comes Jacques de Larosiere, a former managing director of the IMF, to add the EUs pennys worth to the already raging debate on how to reform financial regulation. Strangely enough, Mr de Larosiere isnt quite the bull in the china...
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Credit Crisis Diary
The awards that just keep on givingMany congratulations to Credit Today magazine, which has just launched its annual Credit Today Awards, this year celebrating their 10th anniversary. One wonders whether best self-parody ought to be added to the list...
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David 'Fathead' Newman
Saxophonist who worked with Ray Charles The Oscar-winning film biography of Ray Charles, Ray (2005), pays scant attention to many of the key figures in the pianist and soul- singers life, most notably his saxophonist, David Fathead Newman. During Charless...
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Drogba and Benayoun the Masters of One-Upmanship
FOOTBALL Hiddink complains about Chelsea's fitness as Benitez is dogged by sack rumours Champions League victories for both Chelsea and Liverpool last night but it was the latters achievement that was the more impressive as they brushed aside Real Madrid...
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Drogba Strikes but Limp Chelsea Fail to Convince
CHELSEA 1 Drogba (13) HT: 1-0 JUVENTUS 0 Att: 38,079 When it falls to Didier Drogba to rescue Chelsea in the Champions League, you would be forgiven for assuming that not much has changed in the brave new world of Guus Hiddink. Chelsea await their transformation...
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Eminem Sues Universal in a Case with Huge Implications for Music Trade
The last time Eminem took part in a career-changing court case, it revolved around his decision to pull a 9mm semi-automatic pistol during an argument with the road manager of a rival hip-hop act called Insane Clown Posse.That was in 2001. This week,...
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England Could Turn to Bopara and Khan
Depleted tourists may turn to new recruits in bid to keep series hopes alive By Stephen Brenkley in barbados THERE comes a point in the affairs of man when it is necessary to be bold. For England that moment may have been reached. This does not mean...
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England Could Turn to Bopara and Khan
Depleted tourists may turn to new recruits in bid to keep series hopes alive THERE comes a point in the affairs of man when it is necessary to be bold. For England that moment may have been reached. This does not mean recklessness or throwing caution...
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Ex-RBS Boss Drawing Pounds 650,000-a-Year Pension
Anger over Sir Fred Goodwin's deal to benefit from Pounds 16m pot at age of 50 MINISTERS HAVE vowed to claw back some of the pension of the failed Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin, after it emerged he was already drawing 650,000 a year.Last...
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Finally, Men Get Their Day on the Catwalk
The British male, ever more fashion conscious and less sheepish about making an effort with his appearance, finally got his first full day at London Fashion Week yesterday.The main event of the showcase was the MAN show, featuring the work of three new...
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Flood Returns as Johnson Targets Channel-Hoppers
England manager aims to stop Gallic exodus with hard stance on player availability Martin Johnson made only one change to his starting line-up for this weekends perilous Six Nations visit to Ireland Toby Flood of Leicester was promoted from the bench...
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Fluent, Fluid and Bringing Colour to the Ballet Scene
First Night Ballet Black Linbury Studio Theatre, London *** Ballet Black was founded to provide role models. Director Cassa Pancho started the company in 2001, with the aim of making dancers of black and Asian origin more visible in ballet. Her six-strong...
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Fortune Smiles on Tuncay as Boro End Goal Drought
MIDDLESBROUGH 2 WEST HAM UNITED 0 With a spurt of scoring that must have stunned even a confirmed believer such as Gareth Southgate, Middlesbrough made it to their fourth consecutive FA Cup quarter-final last night. Boro will go to Everton on Sunday...
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Four Million Fewer Flyers Make Dent in BAA's Profits
Gatwick sale expected to go through in early April SOME 4.2 million fewer passengers flew from the UKs biggest airports last year, dragging BAAs profits down by nearly a fifth. Heathrow held up best, with passenger numbers declining only 1.4 per cent...
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FSA Boss Pledges 'Revolution' as He Rejects Light-Touch Policy
Turner admits regulation was not up to scratch The chairman of the Financial Services Authority yesterday promised a revolution in banking regulation as he blamed the light- touch approach of his predecessors for letting banks go unchecked.The FSA will...
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Hearst Threatens to Close Historic 'San Francisco Chronicle'
San Francisco could become the biggest city in the US without a daily newspaper if the San Francisco Chronicles owner, Hearst, follows through on a threat to shut its doors.The historic newspaper company says the Chronicles 1,500 staff must agree to...
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Hodgson Insists That Fulham Can Shock United
Roy Hodgson has warned that his Fulham side will not lay down and die when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final.The Cottagers booked their 7 March meeting with the Premier League leaders with Tuesday nights 2-1 defeat of Championship...
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How Cameron the Politician Was Changed by Ivan
Analysis THE DISCOVERY that his first child Ivan was severely disabled did much more than change the lifestyle of David Cameron. It also changed him as a person and a politician.As political adviser to cabinet ministers Norman Lamont and Michael Howard,...
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How to Tackle Old Big 'Ead
Tom Hooper, director of The Damned United, tells Ian Burrell the secret of making Brian Clough live again on screen Tom Hoopers dedication to getting behind the camera has never been in doubt, not since he broke off studying Finnegans Wake for his Oxford...
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Hull Hope Cup Will Kick-Start Stalling League Form
Hull head into tonights FA Cup match with Sheffield United hoping a win can revitalise their Premier League campaign.The fifth-round replay at the KC Stadium is perhaps a game the Tigers could do without given the importance of Sundays league visit of...
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Icap Rises after It Reassures Worried City
Icap rises after it reassures worried City ICAP, the FTSE 100-listed interdealer broker led by Michael Spencer, was the strongest of the blue chips last night, swinging to 232p, up more than 12 per cent or 25.5p, on the back of a positive presentation...
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'I Could Hear Meredith Screaming'
Court in Perugia to see Amanda Knox's rambling statement written the day after British student's murder A RAMBLING handwritten statement by Amanda Knox in which she recalls hearing the screams of her murdered British flatmate will be accepted as evidence...
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I Fear Even Obama Can't Save Brown
As not quite everybody s favourite bluestocking correctly (what else?) informed Paxo in Mondays University Challenge, when reversed the name of the 44th President is the Latin for I will love. Thats amabo for you ignorami out there, future first person...
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'I'm Not a Cricket Fan and Wonder Whether It Can Really Be Used to Raise Standards. or Is This Idea Just Another Education Gimmick?'
Education Quandary Hilarys adviceIts a gimmick. In fact, it is probably about the millionth curriculum gimmick Ive come across as an education reporter. Gimmicks fall into two categories: they are either a bid to make children more interested in learning...
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'In Two Years I Could Be on the Scrapheap'
Graeme Swann, England's No 1 spinner, tells Stephen Brenkley about life as the down to earth joker in cricket's pack An audience with Graeme Swann is invariably amusing, diverting and genial. He can usually manage to stay serious for about 10 seconds...
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Iona and Ivan - a Tale of Two Children and Two Families
Ian Birrell, whose daughter is profoundly disabled, offers a unique insight into the difficulties facing both his own family and the Camerons I awoke to the sound of my daughter, Iona, screaming yesterday morning, shortly after six. First the agonised...
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'I've Become Someone Who Merely Wants to Get By'
Diary of a Fresher This past week, Ive had to submit two essays and perform in two shows as well as write this bloody column, and its almost killed me. Its my fault at the beginning of term, a lot of my friends resolved to get more involved in university...
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'I Was a Sheep in Our School Play'
INTERVIEW An education in the life of the actor James Alexandrou Passed/Failed James Alexandrou, 23, was 11 when he was given the part of Martin Fowler in EastEnders, which he left in 2007. He has the role of Romeo in the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche...
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Labour Peer Sent to Prison for Texting While Driving
Messages sent by Lord Ahmed before fatal crash on M1 cost him the party whip THE LIFE peer Lord Ahmed is to be expelled from the Labour Party after he was jailed for 12 weeks for sending and receiving text messages while driving on the motorway, minutes...
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LA Notebook
One Englishman the US doesnt likeI know were still meant to be purring contentedly about Danny, Kate, and all the other local triumphs, but I wanted to share news of a British export to California who has been stealing headlines for all the wrong reasons.His...
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Life in the Tow Lane
Last Night's Television CARAVANS: A BRITISH LOVE AFFAIR BBC4 FM ITV2 I was a little startled to find that you can make an hour-long documentary about the history of the caravan without ever acknowledging the potent Proustian impact of an over-filled...
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Life-Saving Jab That Has Spared Thousands
Vaccine successful in cutting number of cases by more than 95 per cent Meningitis is a potentially dangerous inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord and can be caused by a range of viruses, bacteria and even drugs. It is classed as...
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Like a Hurricane, Hiddink's Force Looks Just Short-Term
Comment Chelsea at times were so ferocious you might have thought someone had just gathered them together for not just a lecture on football but a lesson in life. But then apparently somebody had and for the second time in less than a week.It is of...
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Logica Is Improving, but Don't Buy Just Yet
Investment Column Our view: Hold for nowShare price: 66p (+4.25p)The IT group Logica spent the better part of last year telling anyone that would listen that there would be no more financial uncertainty, or profit warnings, or worries about debt, or...
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Mandelson Bids to Head off Mail Sell-Off Rebellion
Business Secretary pledges public sector will maintain control of post office network Lord Mandelson will set out a series of concessions to opponents of the part-privatisation of Royal Mail today in an effort to head off the biggest backbench rebellion...
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Moneysupermarket Loan Arm Toils in Crunch
MONEYSUPERMARKET.COM, the price comparison website, made almost no commission from loans or mortgage customers in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to analysts, as the group published its full- year results yesterday stating that earnings were down...
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Mountain Goes PC to Honour Black Pioneer of the Wild West
Negrohead Mountain to be renamed after former slave who lived in its shadow For years, the Hollywood liberals who decamp to Malibu each summer have been forced to speak in hushed tones when describing one of the tallest landmarks in the area, a 2,031ft...
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Mumbai Leaders Give Free Homes to 'Slumdog' Child Stars
TWO of the child stars of the Oscar-topping movie Slumdog Millionaire are to move from the Mumbai slum in which they have spent their lives into apartments provided by the local government. In what will be seen as either an act of kindness or a cynical...
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Mummy Murder Mystery
The Thursday Book KEEPING THE DEAD By Tess Gerritsen BANTAM, Pounds 17.99 Order for Pounds 16.19 (free p&p) from the Independent Bookshop: 0870 079 8897 What does the crime writer Tess Gerritsen have in common with Clint Eastwood apart, that is, from...
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Murray in a Hurry While Davis Cup Hopefuls Play for Six Hours
TENNIS Andy Murray and his potential British team-mates limbered up for next weeks Davis Cup tie against Ukraine in contrasting fashions yesterday. While Murray swept into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships here with a stylish 6-2, 6-3 victory...
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Murray in a Hurry While Davis Cup Hopefuls Play Seven Hours
TENNIS Andy Murray and his potential British team-mates limbered up for next weeks Davis Cup tie against Ukraine in contrasting fashions yesterday. While Murray swept into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships here with a stylish 6-2, 6-3 victory...
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Nine Killed in Jet Crash at Amsterdam Airport
Local reports suggest Turkish airliner ran out of fuel before landing tail-first in muddy field and breaking into three NINE PEOPLE died and scores were injured yesterday when a Turkish airliner crashed into a field near Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.The...
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Now Bankers Want a New Bonus - Lower Divorce Settlements
DIVORCED BANKERS who have had their bonuses cut are trying to wriggle out of millions of pounds worth of maintenance payments they promised to pay their children and former wives. Dozens of ex- husbands in the City are going back to court to ask judges...
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Now I Know Why I Find It Impossible to Concentrate
Eureka, I thought when I heard Baroness Susan Greenfield warning that overuse of the internet is damaging our brains. My recall abilities and concentration span have been nigh on indiscernible for several years, all down, so I thought, to general laziness,...
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Obama Honours Girl Who Pleaded with Congress to Give Her School a Chance
IF TYSHEOMA Bethea, 14, looked awestruck beside Michelle Obama on Tuesday night as her husband read from a letter she had written to members of Congress about the dilapidated state of her junior high school, who could possibly blame her? Being on the...
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Obama's Debut Speech Unifies Congress but Markets Still Fall
Republicans applaud call to 'seize opportunity from ordeal' Barack Obamas maiden speech to Congress may have had even glowering Republicans on their feet applauding, but the presidential exhortations to seize opportunity from ordeal failed to soothe...
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'One Day They'll Have to Listen to Us'
It started with a switch from hijabs to Hermes headscarves. Now, after 30 years of Sharia law, the fight for women's rights is gathering pace. Katherine Butler meets the Iranian rally drivers, bloggers and film-makers demanding change Zohreh Vatankhah...
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O'Neill and Redknapp Throw in Uefa Cup Towel
Villa and Tottenham field reserves in Europe to save big names for top priorities The irony, noted Martin ONeill, is we broke our necks to get into Europe. The Aston Villa manager was commenting on his decision to pursue their European campaign, which...
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Pakistan in Turmoil after Sharif Brother Is Kicked Out
Protesters take to streets as government of country's largest province disqualified PAKISTAN HAS again been plunged into political turmoil after the Supreme Court brought down the government of the countrys largest province, headed by the brother of...
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Pandora
McIntyre gives the bankers some creditWith bankers less popular than traffic wardens, youd be forgiven for thinking that approval-hungry celebrities would be giving them a wide berth these days.Not Michael McIntyre. The plummy comedian has agreed to...
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Parents See the World through Their Children's Eyes. and Ivan Cameron Changed His Father's View of Everything
Ivan Cameron, who died in the early hours of yesterday morning, was a special child. Everyone knows that he was special to his parents, because his father, the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, spoke so candidly and expansively about his...
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Politics Put on Hold as House Mourns Death of Leader's Son
Prime Minister's Questions called off for the first time since 1994 Political hostilities were suspended as Gordon Brown led the expressions of sympathy for David Cameron after the sudden death yesterday of his severely disabled six-year-old son, Ivan.Mr...
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Pop
PETER DOHERTY Shepherd's Bush Empire, London *** What exactly does the new r stand for in the reformed title of Peter Doherty? In formalising his name from the casual Pete, perhaps what the ex-Libertine desires is respectability. But on tonights evidence...
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Popular President Decides He Needs to Act Fast and Think Big
Analysis BARACK OBAMAS message is clear: Americans, fasten your seatbelts. The next 12 months are likely to see a whirlwind of legislation and governmental activism, as a new administration seeks to rescue US capitalism with the biggest makeover of that...
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Questions over Vaccine Safety
Recall issued for 20,000 doses of meningitis C jab from health centres Potentially dangerous blood-poisoning microbe found in manufacturer's samples Baby vaccine withdrawn from clinics HEALTH OFFICIALS have been forced to withdraw 21,000 doses of the...
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RBS in Talks over Putting Pounds 300bn of Assets into Government's APS Plan
ROYAL BANK of Scotland was locked in talks last night that could see it put more than 300bn of loans and risky assets into the Governments asset protection scheme.RBS is due to announce its participation in the long-awaited scheme today when it releases...
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Sale of the Century
Forget the credit crunch when the world's most expensive chair sells for EUR 21.9m. The Yves Saint Laurent auction in Paris this week broke record after record for art sales and raised EUR 400m for charity. John Lichfield reports Crisis? What crisis?...
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Smeared by Association
COVER STORY The NSPCC is backing a national Government investigation into home-schooling, leaving many devoted parents feeling they're in the firing line. Hilary Wilce speaks to some of the mothers and organisations involved Tens of thousands of home-educating...
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Smith Eyes Top Spot in Rankings as Australia Forced to Blood Novice Opener
Let battle commence. Forty-seven days after Graeme Smith threaded his way through the SCG crowd and made his way on to the scarred field where rampant but respectful Australians awaited, the teams meet again with bragging rights at stake. To the victor...
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Stenson Takes Hit in Pocket as Stanford Fraud Finds Fairway
GOLF World No 6 admits having 'big part' of his investments with the financier's group The story goes that the Tiger Woods comeback which began here last night in the first round of the WGC Match Play Championship is not just a personal tale of a...
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Theatre
THESE FOUR STREETS The Rep, Birmingham *** By the end of the weekend of unrest in the Lozells district of inner- city Birmingham in 2005 police had recorded 347 crimes including a death, five attempted murders and many attacks on Asian- owned businesses....
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The Evidence Shows Testing Is Unnecessary
Comment It is not often that a newspaper article annoys me to the point of wanting to set the record straight. But Conor Ryans defence of the Governments testing regime (Comment, 12 February) was a masterclass in the selective use of evidence to make...
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The Light Dims at GE
Once the world's largest company, General Electric's disastrous exposure to the banking crisis is now a major threat to its future. Stephen Foley reports Thomas Edison will be turning in his grave. On his invention of the electric lightbulb and other...
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The Quiet Heroism of Carers
LEADING ARTICLE there are events which fix the daily knockabout of politics in proper perspective. The death of David Camerons six-year-old son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, is one of them. However intense the political...
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The Quiet Man Finally in with a Shout
Toby Flood missed out on the last World Cup squad for not being vocal enough. He explained to Chris Hewett why he can now express himself at No 10 There may yet come a time when Toby Flood strings together a run of games as Englands outside-half, but...
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There Is Nothing like a Superhero!
Hit & Run... Is it a play? No. Is it a film? Uh-uh. Is it an opera? No way. Its Spider-Man: the Musical, coming to a movie-house on Broadway in February next year, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge from U2. How exactly the producers plan to...
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There's a Lesson in Jack Straw for Us All
IT DOESNT rank as one of the most convincing scams ever perpetrated. Someone decides to send rambling emails posing as Jack Straw, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, with the story that hes lost his wallet in Nigeria and urgently needs $3,000 to...
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The Ten Best Kitchen Bins
HealsA small kitchen calls for a more creative use of space. Instead of buying a free- standing bin, check out this compact 38-litre stainless steel version which will fit neatly into a spare corner.Price: 102.77;heals.co.ukYouzoToo lazy to sort the...
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The World Is Relying on Mr Obama's Rescue Plan
LEADING ARTICLE Our fates are bound up with the success of the US President's efforts These are testing times for Barack Obama and his mission to rescue the worlds dominant economy from economic collapse. The American Presidents $787bn stimulus package...
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Tiger Back on Prowl to Leave Jones Trailing in Desert Dust
GOLF Returning world No 1 shows glimpses of his best game in comfortable win It was not the rout that the world and his mixed foursomes partner had predicted and he was not quite the returning superhuman who shrugged off eight months of inactivity to...
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Vivien Swan
Expert on Roman pottery and military supply systems Vivien Swan was an internationally acknowledged expert in the study of Roman pottery. Early retirement from the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England allowed her the time to make a...
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Warning to the US: Beware Treating Afghanistan like Iraq
PRESIDENT Obama is likely to announce in the coming days that he will withdraw all US combat troops from Iraq by August 2010. Many of these soldiers will end up in Afghanistan where the Taliban is getting stronger and the US-backed government weaker...
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'We Have a Better Team Than Inter,' Insists Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is rarely given to bouts of self-doubt, and the Manchester United winger yesterday gave the most outspoken verdict yet on his sides draw with Internazionale and how the return leg will unfold.Ronaldo said that United would beat Inter...
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We Should Not Deify Handel
The popular composer loved Britain - but that doesn't mean we have to love him back, says Jessica Duchen Hallelujah! 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Handels death. In the UK, which has produced perhaps five musical geniuses in 350...
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What More Can Britain Do to Beat Its Addiction to Plastic Bags?
The big question Why are we asking this now?Because yesterday the Governments anti-waste body, Wrap, announced that plastic bag use in the UK had dropped from 13.4 billion in 2007 to 9.9 billion in 2008 a reduction of 26 per cent, or 3.5 billion bags.Thats...
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'You Have to Watch out for Death When You Are Most Happy'
My life in a column Something very sweet happened today: my mum made pancakes for me and everyone at my studio. My mum will be 81 soon and to see her with a bowl and fork in hand whisking away, with the eager eyes of my Japanese assistant following her...
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