The Independent (London, England)

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

Articles from September 25, 2008

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A Creeping Defeatism Is Overcoming Labour
"Of course it's all in a bubble here, so one shouldn't exaggerate Brown's success," said an MP cautiously after acclaiming the Prime Minister's speech in Manchester on Tuesday ("definitely 7 out of 10, his best ever at a conference").Bubble isn't the...
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A Debt We Still Owe to Madam Cyn
Without wishing to be disloyal towards a person for whom I once worked as a ghostwriter, I am surprised by the regularity with which Cynthia Payne returns to the headlines. This week, the walk-on part that she plays in Julie Walters' autobiography That's...
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A Fish Soup of Mullet
The Life Kitchen Ingredients for 6 persons:Olive oil1 garlic bulb1 teaspoon of coriander seeds2 fresh bay leaves1 pinch of dried oregano1 Spanish dried guanjillo chilli, or other dried med-hot chilli2 small onions, peeled and finely sliced5 tomatoes,...
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All Primary School Pupils Could Get Free Meals in Anti-Obesity Campaign
EVERY PRIMARY school pupil in England could receive free school meals under a scheme set to form a central plank of Labour's election manifesto.If introduced across the country, the 1bn programme would include almost four million children and save families...
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An Ancient Seat of Learning Goes Modern
UNIVERSITIES Forget Durham's image as a place for Oxbridge rejects to read Classics. The university is expanding into gritty towns such as Darlington - and planning vocational courses. By Lucy Hodges If you think Durham is a small, ancient and perfectly...
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... and Now for the Good News
INTERVIEW Why Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, feels optimistic. By Virginia Matthews The economy may be going through lean times, but in the view of Carl Gilleard, longstanding chief executive of the Association...
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Anyone for Giblet Pie?
With hard times looming, Clare Rudebeck dug out her grandmother's post-war recipe scrapbook. But would her friends warm to a thrifty feast of offal and corned beef? The Ancient Romans liked to use entrails to predict the future, inspecting sheep's livers...
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A Picture of Oscar Wilde through the Literary Works That Were His Reality
The Thursday Book OSCAR'S BOOKS By Thomas Wright CHATTO & WINDUS, Pounds 16.99 Order for Pounds 15.29 (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897 This arresting book on Oscar Wilde as reader has much to commend it, even if, finally, its ambitions are not quite achieved....
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Are You a Porn Person?
Questionnaire... Attitudes towards pornography, censorship and sexual freedom say a lot about an individual's sexual adventurousness, inhibitions and open-mindedness. Pornography was one of the major battlegrounds for the culture wars that divided the...
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Armstrong Message Goes on Tour
Seven-times winner of the Tour de France plans to promote cancer charity with another victory in 2009 The Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong revealed key details of his comeback bid for 2009 yesterday. As ambitious as ever, the 37-year-old...
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As the World Sees It
FINLAND MASSACREHelsingin SanomatWe should consider carefully whether it is right to allow almost anyone to have in their possession even a small-calibre handgun. At the same time we should ponder - once again - where the correct place is for storing...
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A Touch of Glamour and Enterprise
RECRUITMENT A job in the beauty business calls for hard science skills as well as killer sales talents, finds Julie Ferry It's an enduring childhood memory: a shiny department store with long, white beauty counters staffed by perfectly coiffed women...
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A Twenty-Minute Call Could Cost as Much as Your Ticket
Analysis AS THE the low-cost airline industry plunges into its gloomiest- ever winter, the quest for "ancillaries" is intensifying. Average air fares in Europe are set to fall even further during the next few months. With airlines making a loss on the...
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Back with a Bang
Film-makers have tended to treat Germany's Baader Meinhof as a sympathetic resistance movement rather than a terrorist organisation. But a new work by the director of 'Downfall' aims to set the record straight. Tony Paterson reports For a blockbuster...
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Ballack in the Dock after Blues Coast
PORTSMOUTH 0 CHELSEA 4 Passions are usually fiery down at Fratton Park and it was the same last night with Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp accusing Michael Ballack of "diving" for a penalty to give Chelsea the lead in a League Cup tie which ended in...
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'Be Sure to Keep Moving'
MY WAY Inventor Mandy Chessell on how to succeed at work Mandy Chessell is a master inventor and engineer at IBM Hursley, Europe's largest software development lab, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.What did you want to be as a child?I...
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Bethlehem Welcomes a Quarter of the Band 'Bigger Than Jesus'
The young John Lennon may have once irreverently boasted that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus. But not, it seems, in Jesus's birthplace and among some Palestinians at least.Before Sir Paul McCartney turned up genuinely unannounced at the Church...
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Blind Them with Golf Technique, Not Science
Against the Grain Nipan Maniar is senior lecturer in creative technologies at the University of Portsmouth. He argues that a golf computer game can help children learn maths and physics.All teachers are mediators between the knowledge that exists and...
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Britain's Got Untapped Talent
EMPLOYMENT REACHING OUT Professional services firms are working together to widen their appeal to ethnic minority graduates. By Kate Hilpern Having a reputation of being pale, stale and male is a burden that no employer wants to add to its list of recruitment...
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Buffett Likens Financial Crisis to Pearl Harbor
Buffett invokes 'precipice' scenario if Congress does not act to repair credit markets Furious taxpayers could force Treasury to curb executive pay Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who foresaw the credit crisis, described the turmoil in the...
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Caddick Stands Up to Lack of Recognition
SOMERSET 202 LANCASHIRE 56-4 There was hardly a bed to be had in Taunton yesterday. "It's the last match of the season," said Cathy in the tourist information office by way of explanation. "And it's a big one."So it was. The County Ground was buzzing,...
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Call for More Afghan Troops
British commander says 4,000 more soldiers needed on Helmand front line The commander of British troops in Afghanistan has said troop levels need to be raised by at least 50 per cent to fight a resurgent Taliban in Helmand and an international presence...
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Can a Shrinking Financial Industry Survive the Regulatory Backlash?
Economic Life Whatever the form of the rescue that the US eventually puts together for its banking system, the industry will be utterly different for a decade, maybe a generation. Regulation will be tighter and the industry will be smaller and less profitable....
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Centrica Muscles in on EDF Deal
PLANS by Centrica to buy a quarter of British Energy were welcomed by the market yesterday after the latter's long-awaited 12.5bn takeover by its French rival EDF was agreed.The companies described the deal as a "milestone" for nuclear development in...
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Cipriani Ready to Return to Bolster Struggling Wasps
The last time Wasps played Bath at Adams Park, in last season's Guinness Premiership semi-final, the brilliant young outside-half Danny Cipriani wrecked his right ankle so comprehensively that grown men felt sick at the sight of the damage and experienced...
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Corkscrews
The Ten Best Alessi ParrotA typically stylish and witty design from the legendary Italian company, this waiter's friend is small and simple but will open any bottle, beer as well as wine - just use the parrot's perfectly curved beak. Will raise smiles...
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Credit Crisis Diary
Spurned: the naked hedge fund managerNow this is what we call naked shorting. A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which a woman complained that a hip-hop magazine published without her consent a photo of her in a topless mermaid costume at a...
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Davies Proves He Can Really Get Them Going
First Night Come Dancing Theatre Royal, Stratford East RAY DAVIES is one of those rare popular songwriters whose singles would undoubtedly add up to a passable evening of narrative theatre.His oeuvre is filled with fabulous characters and nostalgic tales...
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Diary
Overheard: a disgruntled teacher commenting on the decision of the Training and Development Agency to set up a stall at Canary Wharf to entice redundant Lehman bankers into teaching: "We don't want these spivs in the classroom or anywhere near our kids....
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Do Your Homework before Applying
OPEN DAYS To get a true feel of a university, ditch the prospectus and see it in the cold light of day, says Liz Lightfoot The University of Warwick is a lively, cosmopolitan place, with shops, banks, bars and restaurants, according to its prospectus....
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Drama as Congress Get 12 Hours to Save the World
Outlook Tora! Tora! Tora! In characteristically plain-talking fashion, Warren Buffett has likened the enormity of the banking crisis to an "economic Pearl Harbour". It's a nice analogy, conjuring up as it does the image of America asleep at the wheel,...
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Election Battle in US Thrown into Chaos as Economy Fears Grow
The race for the White House has been thrown into turmoil by the global financial meltdown when John McCain said last night he was suspending his campaign and returning to Washington to help forge a deal on a financial rescue plan by the weekend. It...
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'Encouraging Ethnic Minorities Requires a More Sophisticated and Personalised Approach'
Comment There are mixed messages out there about the inclusion and representation of black and minority ethnic groups in Western society. On the one hand, we have Barack Obama, potentially the first black American president. On the other, we have a non-...
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Eureka! We've Made the Lesson Electric
SCHOOLS Children are switching off science after GCSE because they think it's dull and irrelevant, says a new report. Steve McCormack visits one school that's showing how to grab pupils' attention Are schools giving children a realistic enough idea of...
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FBI Probes AIG and Lehman as Pressure Mounts for Legal Action
Authorities ask whether executives knew about the dire state of firms' finances Investigators at the FBI are combing documents and emails related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and AIG and the events leading to the nationalisation of Fannie Mae...
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Forget Miliband, It's Time for Harriet, Bringer of a Great Depression
Sketch The screen was showing an anti-bullying video commissioned by Ed Balls. That made us laugh. The Mental Health Minister Ivan Lewis - himself cruelly bullied - walked across the sightline leaving the hall. A child on screen was rehearsing her catechism:...
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Fowler Rolls Back Years in Rovers Return
BLACKBURN 1 EVERTON 0 Leading the line with a 33-year-old who has not started a match since last November is a non-conformist approach to the Carling Cup in the week when Arsne Wenger's group of teenagers - average age 19 - have sparkled.But the opposition...
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Graduate News in Brief
Employers prefer people skillsGraduate recruiters value qualities such as teamworking, good communication skills and the ability to appreciate others' perspectives above academic qualifications, according to a study by GRADdirect, which is part of Reed...
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Gucci Goes for Broke with Jet-Set Collection
LAST NIGHTS Gucci show was billed as, a collection for the pleasure seeking Gucci adventurer who wants to escape and explore. However, despite the appearance of several rucksacks in green and black leather, you can be sure that designer Frida Giannini...
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Guys and Dolls
It's a long time since any stigma was attached to the use of sex toys by women. For most men, the issue remains a little more embarrassing. But not for all. Tanya Gold tracks down some serious enthusiasts I am standing in the Harmony sex shop in central...
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'Hello, I'm on the Plane'
Ryanair passengers will soon be able to use their mobiles on board - at a price WITH CRYING babies, cramped seating and an overpriced cheddar sandwich for sustenance, budget airline flights have never been the most comfortable or stress-free of journeys.But...
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How Many Languages Should an Interpreter Speak, and Can I Work in Design without Qualifications?'
THE CAREERS ADVISER Linguistic shopping listI am 14, and would like details about interpreting and translating. I'm learning French and would like to learn more languages, such as Japanese, Italian, German and Swedish.It's great to be thinking ahead....
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How to Cook the Perfect Steak
Fillet or sirloin, rump or ribeye, getting your beef in tip-top shape requires good ingredients, skill and a little alchemy. Sophie Morris takes tips from the pros Time was a steak meant a slice of grey meat less than half an inch thick and looking as...
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Hughes Century Is Perfect Riposte to Critics
For a rider to whom everything seems to come easily, Richard Hughes has always had to cope with surprising levels of adversity. In younger days, he struggled to dovetail weight and lifestyle, and to this day his patient, elegant style still goads those...
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Hunt for Pregnant Woman Relaunched
They were the vanishings that haunted Ireland. Six young Irish women from neighbouring midland counties disappeared during the 1990s, prompting fears that a serial killer was on the loose. The searches became a national crusade for the victims' families.Twelve...
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'I Don't Know How I Kept My Sanity'
Burmese democracy activist who spent two decades behind bars tells of life in one of world's toughest jails He spoke against a noisy background of friends celebrating his release, but the Burmese journalist Win Tin - freed after spending more than 19...
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If You Want Politics with Real Drama, Look to America
At last it begins. After all the months of sparring, feinting, showboating and shadow-boxing, after all the conflated controversies about lipstick on pigs, God'n' guns for hicks and sex education for kids, we are on the verge of what every self-respecting...
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'I Have to Smooth His Way in Disputes'
Diary of a supply teacher I have a day as a Teaching Assistant, supporting an autistic lad whose regular TA is ill. He is due to move house in two weeks, so is already stressed, but he has seen me around before, and seems disposed to accept me with good...
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Imperial Tobacco Tipped as a Safe Haven
Investment Column Our view: BuyShare price: 1818p (+60p)Investors searching for a company to add a little spark to their portfolios might well be having a long look at the cigarette-maker Imperial Tobacco, which put out a steady-as-she-goes trading update...
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Ismail Babatunde Jose
Newspaper editor who dominated journalism in Nigeria for three decades Ismail Babatunde Jose was not only the doyen of Nigerian journalism but the mighty tree whose seedlings sprouted other titans of the profession. Appointed editor in 1957 of The Daily...
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'I Was Caned with a Walking Stick'
INTERVIEW An education in the life of Peter Alliss, golf commentator Passed/Failed Peter Alliss, 77, is the BBC's 'voice of golf'. Last week he was covering the Ryder Cup, today he starts commentating on the British Masters at The Belfry. His book, 'Golf:...
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Jet Set Rush Properties In
A decaying and impoverished hill town in the heart of Sicily known for little else than its Mafia connections and the earthquake that demolished it 40 years ago is being reborn as a new and improbable centre of la dolce vita, thanks to its new mayor,...
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Kelly's Shock Resignation Stalls Brown's Revival
Mysterious 3am briefing to deny minister was part of an anti- Brown cabal SENIOR MINISTERS have demanded that Gordon Brown shakes up his "dysfunctional" Downing Street machine at the same time as a cabinet reshuffle expected next week.Despite a poll...
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Kiss of Death
Black lipstick is back. Beware, says Bethan Cole, who was publicly abused for wearing it Wearing black lipstick is a statement in extremity. Like Pasolini's films or death metal tracks it is a hard, unremitting and shocking aesthetic. Black lipstick...
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Labour Conference Diary
*How times have changed. Labour officials had to hand out the words to "The Red Flag" to those few delegates still hanging around for the bitter end of conference. In years past any self-respecting party activist would have the words burnt on their souls.*Talking...
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Lampard Enjoys Last Laugh after James Plays the Joker
PORTSMOUTH 0 CHELSEA 4 Chelsea have somewhat appropriated the League Cup headlines in recent years - from Jose Mourinho's shush gestures and salutes to the crowd as he twice won the trophy to Avram Grant's clueless head- scratching as he lost it last...
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Life after Duckface
Since Hugh Grant dumped her at the altar, Anna Chancellor has specialised in strong female roles. Tonight she tackles Strindberg. By Sophie Morris Anna Chancellor opens our interview with a comment about Hugh Grant, the man who left her standing at...
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Lights.Camera. Exploitation?
Film pornography is booming, and champions of sexual liberation are, on the whole, pleased - apart from a nagging doubt about the human costs. Johann Hari asked some leading performers how they felt about their work We are living in the Age of Porn....
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Lovers' Rock
John and Julia Singer fell for each other on the tiny island of Herm 14 years ago. Now they've bought it in a multimillion-pound deal At little more than one-and-a-half miles long and boasting no more than 50 inhabitants, the island of Herm has long...
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Mamma Maniacs
Hit & Run... It has been the unexpected hit film of the summer, taking over 60m at UK box offices alone. But, 11 weeks on from its release date, you could be forgiven for imagining that the appeal of Mamma Mia!, the adapted stage musical with the Abba...
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Manny Farber
Revered critic who analysed films as 'moving collages' Few film critics become revered cult figures in their own right, but the writer and painter Manny Farber was arguably the prime exception. Susan Sontag called Farber "the liveliest, smartest, most...
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Math Rock - with Just a Touch of Ultra-Violence
POP FOALS Hoxton Hall, London *** Yannis Philippakis, lead singer of Foals, has got languid, "I don't care" insouciance down to a fine art, all at the grand old age of 22. There is the asymmetrical fringe, there is the Robert Smith yelp of a singing...
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McCain Adviser 'Was Paid by Freddie Mac'
Disgraced mortgage firm 'gave Pounds 8,000 a month to aide's consulting company' JOHN McCAIN has been hit by revelations that a firm owned by his campaign manager received large donations from Freddie Mac, the mortgage company at the centre of the financial...
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Montgomerie Joins Attack on Faldo's Folly
GOLF As Europe's most notable Ryder Cup player of the last two decades, Colin Montgomerie's verdict on Nick Faldo's controversial captaincy has been awaited ever since Sunday's worst defeat in 27 years. Bad news for Faldo: Monty says "guilty". And by...
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Mother-of-Four Who Tired of the Professional Juggling Act
ABOUT 15 years ago, Ruth Kelly and David Miliband had a brief fling when they were both young Labour activists swept up in Tony Blair's grand project to build New Labour.Yesterday, a suspected political link between the pair, who are close friends, led...
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Murderess Is Too Harsh a Word
You don't often hear the word "murderess" these days; it has gone the way of "actress" and other gender-specific nouns deemed somehow to demean the individual concerned. Except that in the case of "murderess", the gender specificity seems rather to magnify...
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My Special Relationship with America Never Fails to Leave Me Agonised
Home And Away On Tuesday I got home from a brief trip to South Carolina, freshly riven with the ambivalence about the United States that I first felt when I lived there for a year at the height of the Reagan era, and that has resurfaced on every one...
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Nappy Brown
Gospel singer who switched to rhythm 'n' blues and influenced James Brown and Otis Redding During their "A Bigger Bang" tour of 2005-07, the Rolling Stones often paid tribute to the late Ray Charles with a performance of "(Night Time Is) The Right Time"....
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Not Such a Model Family
Last Night's Television WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1 HOLE IN THE WALL iPLAYER GREG DYKE ON NYE BEVAN BBC4 I love iPlayer. I was having a little difficulty mustering interest in Jodie Kidd's ancestry, the subject of this week's Who Do You Think You...
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OJ the Final Chapter?
He's back in the dock - and all of America is watching. As the drama unfolds in Las Vegas, Guy Adams reports on the bizarre sideshow to a case that could see him spend the rest of his life behind bars On the steps of a courthouse, in the warm glow of...
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Ominous Signs That This Crisis Is Far from Over
LEADING ARTICLE Our governments still have much to do to rescue our economies The bulls charged back into the arena much too soon. When news filtered out a week ago of an unprecedented United States Government plan to nationalise the toxic debt of Wall...
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Opera
LA CALISTO Royal Opera House, London *** You don't have to be a classics scholar to work out what motivates the gods, mortals and mythological beasties of Cavalli's capricious romp. It's sex, of course. Or is it love? Or is it love masquerading as lust?...
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Pandora
Chapman buy causes controversy at the TateTrouble at Tate Britain, where the gallerys modish director Sir Nicholas Serota is under renewed fire over the use of its budget.Several years ago, Serota called on Britains leading artists to donate some their...
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Pattinson Keeps Notts Grinding towards the Title
HAMPSHIRE 199-9 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE For a match of such significance, the essence of cricket played here yesterday seemed rather low key. Yet that would not have bothered Nottinghamshire one tiny bit as they took another measured stride towards a second...
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Pogatetz Apologises for 'Misjudged' Tackle
Middlesbrough's Emanuel Pogatetz telephoned Manchester United's young Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Possebon yesterday to apologise for the challenge which saw the 19-year-old taken off on a stretcher during his debut on Tuesday night, taking oxygen and...
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Police Offer Pounds 40,000 to Animal Rights Protesters
Compensation for activists prevented from attending demonstrationA POLICE force has offered 40,000 in compensation to animal rights campaigners, including supporters of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), after they were prevented from joining a protest...
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Powe Forced to Liquidate Flagship Fund
The Pounds 261m fund has lost 21 per cent of its value this year due to the financial turmoil POWE CAPITAL Management has been forced to liquidate its flagship Modulus Europe hedge fund after poor performance triggered redemptions. The $330m (261m)...
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Private Schools Must Change - or We All Suffer
OPINION Comment 'There is no more damaging divide in society today than this one in economic and social terms." Thus Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College, described the state/independent school split this summer.It has been getting worse. The...
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Quartet 'Creating Power Vacuum' in Middle East
'No progress' made in improving Palestinians' lives 'Failure to hold Israel to road map obligations' The international community is "losing its grip" on the Middle East peace process and failing to improve the appalling living conditions for Palestinians,...
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Revealed: Queen's Plea for More Cash Rejected
Government refuses to increase Civil List despite Pounds 6.5m black hole in royal accounts THE QUEEN and the Government are locked in a secret dispute over royal demands for increased public funding to meet the growing expense of the monarchy.Palace...
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Rome Notebook
The Mob is unlikely to be running scaredHold the front page: Italy is at war, and the army has been dispatched. Well actually, as you see, this is nowhere near the front page and the news has been largely ignored by the world's media.But for Interior...
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Runaway Tourism Threatens the Future of the Galapagos Islands
Podium Very few places in the world have influenced humanity as much as the Galapagos Islands, and they have a pivotal year ahead. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of...
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'Sex Has Always Sold, and Always Will. Everyone Has a Price'
Sleeping around Like many of my friends, I couldn't sympathise too much with the main characters in Indecent Proposal. Robert Redford, the gorgeous billionaire, offers Demi Moore $1m for one night with her. Greedily, her husband gives her permission...
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Six Years in Guantanamo
Sami al-Haj, an Al Jazeera cameraman, was beaten, abused and humiliated in the name of the war on terror. He tells Robert Fisk about his struggle to rebuild a shattered life Sami al-Haj walks with pain on his steel crutch; almost six years in the nightmare...
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Stay-Away Shoppers Could Hit Home Retail
Market Report The spectre of tighter purse strings unsettled Home Retail Group yesterday after UBS took stock of the impact of the recent market turmoil. The broker said that the events of the past fortnight - the loss of thousands of jobs at Lehman...
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Superpowers to the People
There's never been anything gritty or real about the TV show 'Heroes'. It's just pure escapism - and all the better for it, says Esther Walker Television drama series are all a bit too real for me these days. There is too much shooting in The Wire, I...
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Suspect Had Al-Qa'ida Contact Book, Court Told
Man accused of training at terrorist camp in Pakistan A BRITISH man who is accused of attempting to orchestrate acts of terrorism had contacts books containing key phone numbers and email addresses for members of al-Qa'ida, many written in invisible...
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Taking Stress out of the Big Day
I WANT YOUR JOB... WEDDING PLANNER Zo Lingard (right) is a wedding planner. Her company, Weddings by Zo Lingard, organises weddings in London and the South-east of England.What do you actually do?The easiest way to describe my job is that it's like a...
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'Text-Message Spelling in School? Have We Gone Mad? Why Does Everything Have to Be Made So Easy for Children Today?'
EDUCATION QUANDARY Hilary's adviceAt first, I agreed with you. I am deeply wedded to apostrophes being in the right place and people being "bored with" things, not "bored of" them. Our language is beautiful, I thought. It is the language of Shakespeare....
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Theatre
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court, London *** The tart with a heart (usually consumptive) has long been a literary stalwart. And now here is a new play that introduces us to four warm-hearted hookers - this time, all in their own...
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The Banal Life of a Glory Hole Granny
Sex scene Marianne Faithful looks through the "glory hole" in Sam Gabarski's 'Irina Palm' (2007).In recent years, film-makers have grown increasingly interested in the sex industry, whether as a subject for feature movies or documentaries.Paul Thomas...
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The Facts of Life: The Sex Industry
Over the past 30 years, there has been a huge increase in the number of pornographic films made. In the late 1970s, only 100 35mm adult feature films were made per year; now more than 10,000X-rated films are produced annually.The UK's first mainstream...
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'The New Laws Are Good. They Help the Game.'
In an exclusive interview with Peter Bills, New Zealand coach Graham Henry defends the IRB's rule changes and insists their critics need to be patient Graham Henry's first wish came true 12 days ago: New Zealand retained their Tri-Nations crown. His...
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The NUT's Folly Stands Exposed
At first sight, the Schools Secretary Ed Balls's decision to force schools by law to implement the workload agreement with the majority of the teachers' unions looks as though it should be unreservedly welcomed. The agreement guarantees teachers at least...
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The Ten Best Sex Toys
Are you feeling adventurous? Looking for a new plaything for the bedroom? If so, there are plenty of choices to set your libido racing 1. DANNI SATIN & PEARL WRIST TIE CUFFS 15If you don't find the idea of being tied up with metal handcuffs arresting,...
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This Is No Time for Cameronomics Economics
If politics was purely a clash of ideas, David Cameron would now be facing the same fate as Lehman Brothers. The Tory leader has reversed his beliefs on many issues, from global warming to gay rights, but on one question he has shown lifelong consistency:...
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Toe-Curling Home Truths
The Week in Radio I'VE NEVER SEEN STAR WARS RADIO 4, THURSDAY O LUCKY MAN! RADIO 4, THURSDAY THE CARMINE APPICE STORY RADIO 2, SATURDAY According to the continuity announcer, I've Never Seen Star Wars is "a journey outside the comfort zone". Every week,...
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Tottenham Add to Woe on Tyneside
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 TOTTENHAM 2 It gets no easier to sell Newcastle United, either as a going concern or as a potential place of employment. Terry Venables will have watched this on television and perhaps hoped that yesterday's preliminary contact from...
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Toys You Can Both Enjoy
Sex doctor Mention sex toys and our minds instantly flick to a hand reaching furtively for the bedroom drawer on a lonely night in alone. But sex toys are a lot more couple-friendly than they've ever been, and one of the quickest ways to introduce novelty...
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'Unacceptable Abuse' Stirs Talk of Keane Exit
Roy Keane's future at Sunderland became the subject of surprisingly intense speculation yesterday following Keane's criticism of some of the club's supporters for their "abuse" during Tuesday night's unimpressive victory against Northampton Town in the...
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