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 December 10, 2007

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A Decade of Urban Regeneration Leaves Big Inequalities in Cities
By Sean O'Grady Economics EditorThe benefits of a decade of urban regeneration in Brit-ain's cities are being shared unequally, according to new research by the Centre for Cities. The centre also concludes that the UK's urban renaissance is "unfinished...
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Age Is No Barrier as Bristol's Old Guard Set Sights on Paris Glory
RUGBY UNION HARLEQUINS 3 BRISTOL 17By David LlewellynThey are no oil paintings, but Bristol head coach Richard Hill's collection of old masters is proving priceless. There were seven 30- somethings on duty at the Twickenham Stoop where Bristol ended...
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Age Is No Barrier as Bristol's Old Guard Set Sights on Paris Glory
RUGBY UNION HARLEQUINS 3 BRISTOL 17By David LlewellynThey are no oil paintings, but Bristol head coach Richard Hill's collection of old masters is proving priceless. There were seven 30- somethings on duty at the Twickenham Stoop where Bristol ended...
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A History of Art with All the Trimmings
The Weekend's TV THIS IS CIVILISATION SAT CHANNEL 4 CRANFORD SUN BBC1Matthew Collings was promising nothing less than salvation this week, channelling the spirit of John Ruskin to proselytise for the redemptive powers of art. "You live half a life,"...
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All This Concern over 'Deceiving' Viewers Is Creating a Climate of Fear
ON BROADCASTINGLast week, the BBC announced that it would spend half a million pounds on courses designed to teach producers how to avoid deceiving viewers. Predictably perhaps, the newspapers took yet another opportunity to put in the boot. The Sun,...
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Ashton Provides the Spark to Warm Up Curbishley
BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 WEST HAM UNITED 1By Dave HadfieldNothing makes a manager look more of a tactical genius than a substitution that transforms a game, so Alan Curbishley will be feeling grateful today to Dean Ashton.The introduction of Ashton at half-time...
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Ashton Provides the Spark to Warm Up Curbishley
BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 WEST HAM UNITED 1By Dave HadfieldNothing makes a manager look more of a tactical genius than a substitution that transforms a game, so Alan Curbishley will be feeling grateful today to Dean Ashton.The introduction of Ashton at half-time...
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Auction of the Year
Your chance to bid for a ramble with Janet Street-Porter, a guided tour with Jeremy Beadle, and 39 other unique lots. By Rob Sharpho08auction_BX01: A Day at the PaperVisit our adrenaline-fuelled offices, barking orders like Citizen Kane; hear the day's...
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Auction of the Year
Your chance to bid for a ramble with Janet Street-Porter, a guided tour with Jeremy Beadle, and 39 other unique lots. By Rob Sharpho08auction_BX01: A Day at the PaperVisit our adrenaline-fuelled offices, barking orders like Citizen Kane; hear the following...
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Auction of the Year
Your chance to bid for a ramble with Janet Street-Porter, a guided tour with Jeremy Beadle, and 39 other unique lots. By Rob Sharp CHRISTMAS APPEAL 20071: A Day at the PaperVisit our adrenaline-fuelled offices, barking orders like Citizen Kane; hear...
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A World Turned Upside Down
The strange, no-man's-land aerial views of Carol Rhodes' exquisite, detailed paintings make demands on the viewer. And they're all the better for that, says Tom LubbockNobody says that painting is dead any more. We all agree that it's thriving, burgeoning...
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Barcelona Achieve Harmony with REM's Return to Stage
SPAIN BARCELONA 2 DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA 1By Pete Jensonat the Nou CampIt was dubbed the REM comeback with Ronaldinho, Eto'o and Messi back in-harness for the first time since Samuel Eto'o injured knee ligaments in August and while it was not quite Barcelona's...
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Barcelona Achieve Harmony with REM's Return to Stage
SPAIN BARCELONA 2 DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA 1By Pete Jensonat the Nou CampIt was dubbed the REM comeback with Ronaldinho, Eto'o and Messi back in-harness for the first time since Samuel Eto'o injured knee ligaments in August and while it was not quite Barcelona's...
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Barry Norman
MY LIFE IN MEDIABarry Norman, 74, was the face of the BBC's Film series for more than 20 years. He left in 1998 to sign off his career as television's best-known film critic at Sky, on Barry Norman's Film Night. Norman trained as a showbiz reporter on...
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Baugur Hunts for Bargains amid Gloom
By Karen Attwoodand Sean FarrellBaugur Group, the Icelandic investment group, is ready to take advantage of plunging retail share prices to go bargain-hunting on Britain's gloom-laden high street, starting with a possible bid for Moss Bros.Iceland's...
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Beattie Bags a Belter to Keep Albion Looking Up
LEICESTER CITY 1 WEST BROMWICH 2By David InstoneMidlands post-codes and distant top-flight traditions are all these clubs currently have in common. West Bromwich Albion, even with nine players injured or suspended, again looked the finished promotion...
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Beattie Bags a Belter to Keep Albion Looking Up
LEICESTER CITY 1 WEST BROMWICH 2By David InstoneMidlands post codes and distant top-flight traditions are all these clubs currently have in common. West Bromwich Albion, even with nine players injured or suspended, again looked the finished promotion...
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Beattie Bags a Belter to Keep Albion Looking Up
LEICESTER CITY 1 WEST BROMWICH 2By David InstoneMidlands post codes and distant top-flight traditions are all these clubs currently have in common. West Bromwich Albion, even with nine players injured or suspended, again looked the finished promotion...
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Beye Strike Gives Allardyce Surer Footing in the Rain
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1By Michael WalkerThree points in his pocket, back-slaps from his staff and some welcome longer term support from his chairman singing in his ears, Sam Allardyce's long, long fortnight came to an end amid sleet and...
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Beye Strike Gives Allardyce Surer Footing in the Rain
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1By Michael WalkerThree points in his pocket, back-slaps from his staff and some welcome longer-term support from his chairman singing in his ears, Sam Allardyce's long, long fortnight came to an end amid sleet and...
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Beye Strike Gives Allardyce Surer Footing in the Rain
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1By Michael WalkerThree points in his pocket, back-slaps from his staff and some welcome longer-term support from his chairman singing in his ears, Sam Allardyce's long, long fortnight came to an end amid sleet and...
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Bickerton Steals Win after Els' Last-Hole Eight
GOLFBy Thahir Asmalin MpumalangaEngland's John Bickerton enjoyed an unexpected victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship yesterday after a horrible final hole for the home favourite, Ernie Els.Bickerton was the fortunate beneficiary of Els' capitulation...
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Bickerton Steals Win after Els' Last-Hole Eight
GOLFBy Thahir Asmalin MpumalangaEngland's John Bickerton enjoyed an unexpected victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship here yesterday after a horrible final hole for the home favourite, Ernie Els. Bickerton was the fortunate beneficiary of Els' capitulation...
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Bickerton Steals Win after Els' Last-Hole Eight
--golfBy Thahir Asmal in MpumalangaEngland's John Bickerton enjoyed an unexpected victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship here yesterday after a horrible final hole for the home favourite, Ernie Els. Bickerton was the fortunate beneficiary of Els'...
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Brown Heralds Handover of Power in Basra to Iraqis
By Colin Brown in BasraGordon Brown flew in to Basra yesterday to announce the handover of control of the region to Iraqi forces within two weeks.The announcement paves the way for the remaining 4,500 troops to focus on training local forces, before...
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Bruce Alarmed as Woeful Wigan Gift Bolton Victory
BOLTON WANDERERS 4 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1By Ian HerbertAfter all his chairman's talk of how he will be an alchemist, here was the more prosaic reality of how life is going to be from now on for Steve Bruce in wind-blasted Lancashire. He and Gary Megson, the...
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Bruce Alarmed as Woeful Wigan Gift Bolton Victory
BOLTON WANDERERS 4 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1By Ian HerbertAfter all his chairman's talk of how he will be an alchemist, here was the more prosaic reality of how life is going to be from now on for Steve Bruce in wind-blasted Lancashire. He and Gary Megson, the...
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'Campaign for Real Curves. Girls Should Not Have to Be Too Skinny'
The 5-minute Interview Eleanor Glynn Model and actressEleanor Glynn, 21, is a former Miss England who took part in last year's Miss World competition in Poland. Now she is set to star alongside the Bollywood actor Mimoh Chakraborty in Aditya Raj Kapoor's...
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'Campaign for Real Curves. Girls Should Not Have to Be Too Skinny'
The 5-minute Interview Eleanor Glynn Model and actressEleanor Glynn, 21, is a former Miss England who took part in last year's Miss World competition in Poland. Now she is set to star alongside the Bollywood actor Mimoh Chakraborty in Aditya Raj Kapoor's...
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Canoeist's Wife Arrested on Return to Britain
By Terri JuddJust nine days after he seemingly came back from the dead, theformer prison officer John Darwin is due in court today to face charges of deception.His appearance before magistrates comes just 24 hours after his wife Anne, 55, flew back into...
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China the Victor as Europe Fails to Secure Trade Deal with Africa
By Andrew Grice Political EditorEuropean and African leaders have signed a pact promoting free trade and democracy but failed to make a breakthrough on formal trade agreements between the two continents.At a two-day summit in Lisbon, overshadowed by...
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China the Victor as Europe Fails to Secure Trade Deal with Africa in Face of Chinese Threat
By Andrew Grice Political EditorEuropean and African leaders have signed a pact promoting free trade and democracy but failed to make a breakthrough on formal trade agreements between the two continents.At a two-day summit in Lisbon, overshadowed by...
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CIA Photos 'Show UK Guantanamo Detainee Was Tortured'
By Robert VerkaikLaw EditorLawyers for a British resident who the US government refuses to release from Guantanamo Bay have identified the existence of photographs taken by CIA agents that they say show their client suffered horrific injuries under torture.The...
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'Common Sense Has to Prevail. Just Use the Technology'
By Stephen Brenkleyin ColomboThings are getting messy and complicated. Two contentious decisions went against England yesterday, both of them potentially match-changing. Both might equally have threatened their much re- iterated intention to take it...
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Curiouser and Curiouser
At Comme des Garcons, simple clothes get a subversive twist - thanks to the playful genius of Rei Kawakubo. Susannah Frankel gives the designer a big handSome people were born to swim against the tide. So, while the current collections were notable for...
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Days like Those
'Matthew spent the day at the Turkish baths and now he's home, bronchial and miserable'Matthew's forlorn headshaking is slower and more ponderous than usual. The whisky is being sipped more reflectively and there is awful coughing. He coughs and sips...
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December Sales on the Internet Set to Double to Pounds 7.4bn
By Martin HickmanConsumer Affairs CorrespondentIf the high street is less crowded than usual for a fortnight before Christmas, it is not just because of the rain.Shoppers have logged on to the internet in unprecedented numbers since last month, according...
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Dettori Caps Fine Year with Cunning Ride on Ramonti
By Chris McGrathFew horses have given Sheikh Mohammed more precious service than Ramonti, who yesterday crowned a campaign of extraordinary achievement in the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin. Purchased by Godolphin last winter, Ramonti has since won four of...
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Dettori Caps Fine Year with Cunning Ride on Ramonti
By Chris McGrathFew horses have given Sheikh Mohammed more precious service than Ramonti, who yesterday crowned a campaign of extraordinary achievement in the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin. Purchased by Godolphin last winter, Ramonti has since won four of...
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Did You Hear the One about the Long-Eared Jerboa? It's Been Photographed for the First Time
By Emily DuganImages of the long-eared jerboa, a kangaroo-like rodent dubbed the Mickey Mouse of the desert for its enormous ears, have been captured for the first time in its natural habitat by a team from London Zoo.Euchoreutes naso, easily identified...
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Dougal, Emu and Mr Strong to the Rescue
TELEVISION CHILDREN'S Can revivals of the best shows of the past save children's TV - or do they reflect a crisis of confidence? Arifa Akbar and Meg Carter reportIt has been a desperate year for television in general and children's television in particular....
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England Frustrated by Harper as Hosts Get Rub of the Green
CRICKET ENGLAND 258-5 v SRI LANKAAnother day of Test cricket, another controversial decision, or two moments that may have influenced the result of one Test and could yet affect the outcome of another. On the final day of the first Test in Kandy Ryan...
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Fallon Clinging to Hope of Escape from a New Nightmare
The tumultuous rhythms of Kieren Fallon's career have never produced a crescendo quite as discordant as the one that seems to deafen us all now. Yesterday Fallon remained adamant that the drugs test he failed at Deauville in August - as sensations go,...
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Freshwater Disgusted after Referee Frustrates Perpignan
RUGBY UNION LONDON IRISH 24 PERPIGNAN 16By Chris HewettNot much rugby, plenty of fun and games. After 80-odd minutes of how's-your-father activity at the Madejski Stadium, London Irish denied the fierce and fractious Catalans of Perpignan so much as...
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Freshwater Disgusted after Referee Frustrates Perpignan
RUGBY UNION LONDON IRISH 24 PERPIGNAN 16By Chris HewettNot much rugby, plenty of fun and games. After 80-odd minutes of how's-your-father activity at the Madejski Stadium, London Irish denied the fierce and fractious Catalans of Perpignan so much as...
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Game, Set and Matches
Tom Chapman opened his first boutique in Wimbledon in the Eighties. Now he's on his 13th. Kay Barron finds out how he's stayed on such good formMatches boutiques are treated like corner shops. Customers regularly pop in to see the latest Prada delivery,...
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Giant Rainforest in Sierra Leone Wins Protection
By Chris GreenA rainforest in Sierra Leone has won protection from the country's government for an indefinite period in a move heralded as one of the first examples of a state using forest conservation to cut its carbon emissions.The news came as the...
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Giggs' 100th Shows Value of Endeavour
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 DERBY COUNTY 1How do you leave the Theatre of Dreams with a career record of eight straight defeats against Manchester United - having just watched your team dwindle to the point where they inhabited a nightmare shooting gallery -...
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Gordon Brown May Hold the Loyalty of His Party, but Has Lost for Ever That of the Public
In What is History?, E H Carr quotes Leopold von Ranke: history is "what actually happened". When I first read that, long years ago, it struck me as a banal statement of the commonplace, infinitely less enticing than the teleological grandeurs of Hegel...
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Hatton Is Open about His Failings as the Door of History Closes
The Mancunian warrior proved his courage and grace but his night of nights produced only the dawning of one of boxing's oldest truths. James Lawton reflects on that painful realityThough it was a never a reproach against the heart of the man at the centre...
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Hatton Is Open about His Failings as the Door of History Closes
The Mancunian warrior proved his courage and grace but his night of nights produced only the dawning of one of boxing's oldest truths. James Lawton reflects on that painful realityThough it was a never a reproach against the heart of the man at the centre...
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He Speaks Chinese and Rupert Loves Him
'CHANGING TIMES' JAMES HARDING At 38, James Harding is the youngest ever editor of 'The Times'. Stephen Glover analyses the significance of the appointment and the role of Harding's new boss, James MurdochLike King Lear, the ageing Rupert Murdoch has...
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'Hitman' to Map out Route Back to the Elite
By Steve BunceRicky Hatton against Oscar De La Hoya at Wembley Stadium next summer was just one fight that was over before the contract was drawn here on Saturday night and it was probably dropped in the opening few rounds.So Hatton will need to win...
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How Did It Feel to Walk around in a Bearskin? and Do You Think Modern Art Is Right-Wing?
You ask the questions ... Mark Wallinger, Turner Prize-winning artistWhat is art?Grahame SwansonEdinburghDo you remember at school in a game of tag you could cross your fingers and declare "fainites" which was a sort of street injunction rendering you...
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However Ill You Are, Don't Upset the Porter
When we get a "care crisis" in the media, the letters columns fill up with two sorts of reports. The first give us saintly doctors, angelic nurses and bedpans you could eat you dinner out of. The second gives us Bladerunner hospitals and bedpans that...
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How the 'Nice' Decade Has Turned Nasty
When the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee met last week, the backdrop was one of Christmas gloom. As soon as it decided to cut interest rates, the headlines told of Christmas cheer, for retailers and retail junkies alike.Now, I'm not a natural...
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Hungry 'Yak' and Derby Day Blues Inspire Everton's Winning Run
EVERTON 3 FULHAM 0By Mike RowbottomEverton rocket on. A hat-trick from Aiyegbeni Yakubu - his first for the club since his 11.25m signing from Middlesbrough - extended their unbeaten run of games to 10 in all competitions, of which eight have been victories.What...
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Hungry 'Yak' and Derby Day Blues Inspire Everton's Winning Run
EVERTON 3 FULHAM 0By Mike RowbottomEverton rocket on. A hat-trick from Aiyegbeni Yakubu - his first for the club since his 11.25m signing from Middlesbrough - extended their unbeaten run of games to 10 in all competitions, of which eight have been victories.What...
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'I'm Very Competitive When I'm in a Boat and I Want to Win'
an E-mail Conversation With ... Sailor Ben Ainslie Getting revenge on Robert Scheidt; destroying a Laser 5000 at sea; Great Britain's America's Cup hopesI know you've mentioned it in the past, but just remind us again about the lowdown dirty trick Robert...
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'I Wanted to Go in There Myself and Hit Him with a Stool'
The darts legend, a member of Ricky Hatton's army of celebrity friends and supporters, tells of his emotions as he watched the unfolding drama from Las Vegas - reluctantly from in front of his TV rather than at the MGM GrandI met Ricky through...
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Jack and Russell Provide Bite for Saracens' Bark
RUGBY UNION SARACENS 71 VIADANA 7By Hugh GodwinNo one is better acquainted than Saracens with the danger of hailing a false prophet in their own land but the club believe they have finally got their overseas recruitment spot on.Their Australian director...
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Jack and Russell Provide Bite for Saracens' Bark
RUGBY UNION SARACENS 71 VIADANA 7By Hugh GodwinNo one is better acquainted than Saracens with the danger of hailing a false prophet in their own land but the club believe they have finally got their overseas recruitment spot on.Their Australian director...
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Jack and Russell Provide Bite for Saracens' Bark
RUGBY UNION SARACENS 71 VIADANA 7By Hugh GodwinNo one is better acquainted than Saracens with the danger of hailing a false prophet in their own land but the club believe they have finally got their overseas recruitment spot on.Their Australian director...
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James Lamond
MP of unswerving convictionsJames Lamond, Labour MP for Oldham East, 1970-83, and after boundary changes Oldham Central and Royton, 1983-92, was a man of unswerving convictions about the causes in which he believed - above all world peace. He was as...
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Karlheinz Stockhausen
Composer acclaimed as a genius for his work in electronic musicKarlheinz Stockhausen was one of only a tiny number of composers born and working in the 20th century who transformed the field of music. Like most prominent composers of his time, what brought...
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Keane Shows Contempt for Prima Donna Terry
CHELSEA 2 SUNDERLAND 0By Jason BurtIdols and sacred cows have never meant much to Roy Keane. So when he slaughtered the behaviour of John Terry it was with a customary matter-of-factness. The Sunderland manager, with that chilled disdain of his, was...
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Keane Shows Contempt for Prima Donna Terry
CHELSEA 2 SUNDERLAND 0By Jason BurtIdols and sacred cows have never meant much to Roy Keane. So when he slaughtered the behaviour of John Terry it was with a customary matter-of-factness. The Sunderland manager, with that chilled disdain of his, was...
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Kosovo Protesters Demand Declaration of Independence
By Peter Pophamin PristinaDemonstrators from all over Kosovo are expected to descend on the capital Pristina today to protest at the failure of the Kosovo government to name a date for the Serbian province to become independent. At a press conference...
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Lads Mags Take Cover, the Army's Coming
MAGAZINES CAMOUFLAGE 'Camouflage', which celebrates soldiering life, could challenge paid-for mags with its smart content and cutting-edge design. Chris Green meets its award-winning editor, David BurtonNestling against the bank of the Thames in the...
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Lee's String of Saves Help Steady Faltering Watford
STOKE CITY 0 WATFORD 0By Jon CulleyGoalkeeper Richard Lee atoned for his costly howler at Barnsley last month by saving a point for the stuttering Championship leaders Watford as Stoke City threatened Aidy Booth-royd's team with a fourth defeat in five...
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Lee's String of Saves Help Steady Faltering Watford
STOKE CITY 0 WATFORD 0By Jon CulleyGoalkeeper Richard Lee atoned for his costly howler at Barnsley last month by saving a point for the stuttering Championship leaders Watford as Stoke City threatened Aidy Booth-royd's team with a fourth defeat in five...
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Lee's String of Saves Help Steady Faltering Watford
STOKE CITY 0 WATFORD 0By Jon CulleyGoalkeeper Richard Lee atoned for his costly howler at Barnsley last month by saving a point for the stuttering Championship leaders Watford as Stoke City threatened Aidy Booth-royd's team with a fourth defeat in five...
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Like Father, like Son? Let's Hope Not
MEDIA DIARYWHAT MIRTH and merriment at News Corporation, where in keeping with the company's fervent meritocratic principles control passes smoothly from father to son. And already we note a break with tradition. Where for so long Rupert upheld the absolute...
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Liverpool's Fate Sealed by Benitez Concession
READING 3 LIVERPOOL 1By Glenn MooreA good manager backs his judgement, but he will only be successful if his judgement proves sound. We will find out, in the next 10 days whether Rafael Benitez meets both criteria where this season is concerned.Benitez...
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Liverpool's Fate Sealed by Benitez Concession
READING 3 LIVERPOOL 1By Glenn MooreA good manager backs his judgement, but he will only be successful if his judgement proves sound. We will find out, in the next 10 days whether Rafael Benitez meets both criteria where this season is concerned.Benitez...
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Liverpool's Fate Sealed by Benitez Concession
READING 3 LIVERPOOL 1By Glenn MooreA good manager backs his judgement, but he will only be successful if his judgement proves sound. We will find out, in the next 10 days whether Rafael Benitez meets both criteria where this season is concerned.Benitez...
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Lloyds and HBOS Can Restore Some Confidence
The Week Ahead'Tis the season for banking writedowns, and the UK market will be watching with interest when Lloyds TSB and HBOS update the market this week. Last Thursday, Royal Bank of Scotland was the latest to produce an update, announcing potential...
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Magilton Fumes as Town's Away Day Blues Continue
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 3 IPSWICH TOWN 1By Paul NewmanAfter the takeover, the makeover. Marcus Evans' bid for Ipswich Town is expected to go through after an extraordinary general meeting of the club next week, but the media entrepreneur's arrival will be...
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Magilton Fumes as Town's Away Day Blues Continue
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 3 IPSWICH TOWN 1By Paul NewmanAfter the takeover, the makeover. Marcus Evans' bid for Ipswich Town is expected to go through after an extraordinary general meeting of the club next week, but the media entrepreneur's arrival will be...
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Magilton Fumes as Town's Away Day Blues Continue
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 3 IPSWICH TOWN 1By Paul NewmanAfter the takeover, the makeover. Marcus Evans' bid for Ipswich Town is expected to go through after an extraordinary general meeting of the club next week, but the media entrepreneur's arrival will be...
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Mayweather's Electric Dance of Destruction Hypnotises Hatton
The big fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night was over long before the last slick sequence of punches helped Ricky Hatton tumble to the canvas at the feet of Floyd Mayweather.No amount of travelling brass bands, tears from family and loved ones and howling...
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McCarthy Looks to Morgan's Millions for Help
WOLVERHAMPTON 2 BURNLEY 3By Jon CulleyThe pledge from chairman Steve Morgan to put up 30m to return Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Premier League persuaded Mick McCarthy to turn down South Korea's advances and stay at Molineux. However, two defeats in...
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McCarthy Looks to Morgan's Millions for Help
WOLVERHAMPTON 2 BURNLEY 3By Jon CulleyThe pledge from chairman Steve Morgan to put up 30m to return Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Premier League persuaded Mick McCarthy to turn down South Korea's advances and stay at Molineux. However, two defeats in...
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McCarthy Looks to Morgan's Millions for Help
WOLVERHAMPTON 2 BURNLEY 3By Jon CulleyThe pledge from chairman Steve Morgan to put up 30m to return Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Premier League persuaded Mick McCarthy to turn down South Korea's advances and stay at Molineux. However, two defeats in...
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Mourinho Weighs Up His Options as FA Seeks Quick Fix
By Jason BurtJose Mourinho has spent the weekend considering whether to continue with his candidacy for the England manager's job with the Football Association hoping to decide upon the replacement for Steve McClaren in the next few days.The FA held...
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Mourinho Weighs Up His Options as FA Seeks Quick Fix
By Jason BurtJose Mourinho has spent the weekend considering whether to continue with his candidacy for the England manager's job with the Football Association hoping to decide upon the replacement for Steve McClaren in the next few days.The FA held...
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Mourinho Weighs Up His Options as FA Seeks Quick Fix
By Jason BurtJose Mourinho has spent the weekend considering whether to continue with his candidacy for the England manager's job with the Football Association hoping to decide upon the replacement for Steve McClaren in the next few days.The FA held...
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Muslims Have Much to Thank Britain For
Around this time of the year, my mum, Jena, a devout Shia Muslim, who died last year, would ask to be taken to see the Christmas lights in town, and when dropped off back home would entreat in Kutchi, our home language: "Say something nice in your newspaper...
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My Week in Media
CHRIS HUHNELast week I read...Having been a journalist for 19 years I'm a newspaper junkie. There was an interesting op-ed in The Independent on Kosovo by Ivor Roberts, a former ambassador to Yugoslavia. They think this is going to be the next big crisis,...
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NATO Troops Close in on Taliban Stronghold
By Kim Sengupta and Colin BrownAfghan and Nato troops were closing in on the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala last night after fierce fighting which left one British soldier dead.Sergeant Lee Johnson, 33, of 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, died...
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No Abbey, No Fireworks. Just a Small, Unrepeatable Moment
Every year I run my eyes down the list of big Christmas concerts and swear a mighty oath that this year, for once, I will get to one. Some years I think I ought to take in The Messiah. At other times I think, hey - time for Christmas oratorios and Bach...
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Northern Rock to Caution on Slow Pace of Bidding Process
By Sean FarrellFinancial EditorNorthern Rock is set to issue a statement today cautioning that the bidding process is likely to go in to next year, after Luqman Arnold's Olivant investment group submitted its detailed proposal on Friday.Earlier in the...
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Nothing Is Really Black and White
Theatre NOUGHTS AND CROSSES Civic Hall STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HHHHWhen you remember that this time last year the RSC was presenting the truly awful, Judi Dench-stuffed Christmas turkey Merry Wives - the Musical, Dominic Cooke's excellent adaptation of Noughts...
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OMG Wins Major Road Surveying Contract
By Nic FildesOMG, the company behind 3D animation technology used in films such as The Golden Compass, has won a significant contract with the Highways Agency to digitally map the road system in the North-west of England.It is the first full network...
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Opera
PARSIFAL Royal Opera House LONDON HHHThe wigwam is still there; so is the Damien Hirst shark and some of the worst costuming outside of bring-and-buy. Only one of the above stars is for Klaus Michael Grber's dismal 2001 staging of Wagner's final opera....
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Pandora
Home Office whistle-blower declares war on feminismThe former Home Office civil servant Steve Moxon has spent the past three years fighting accusations that he's a racist. Delightful then that he is now unashamedly about to court further catcalls by...
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Plymouth Ready to Repel Holloway's Raiding Party
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 BRISTOL CITY 1By James CorriganOne would always expect a certain degree of animosity when a team classed as your derby rivals come to town, although interestingly the brunt of Plymouth's bad feeling was not being aimed at Bristol City...
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Plymouth Ready to Repel Holloway's Raiding Party
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 BRISTOL CITY 1By James CorriganOne would always expect a certain degree of animosity when a team classed as your derby rivals come to town, although interestingly the brunt of Plymouth's bad feeling was not being aimed at Bristol City...
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Plymouth Ready to Repel Holloway's Raiding Party
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 BRISTOL CITY 1By James CorriganOne would always expect a certain degree of animosity when a team classed as your derby rivals come to town, although interestingly the brunt of Plymouth's bad feeling was not being aimed at Bristol City...
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PM Takes Tough Line on Pay Rises for MPs
By Colin Brown and Andrew GriceMPs and ministers are to be told they will have to settle for a wage rise of less than 2 per cent as part of Gordon Brown's clampdown on public sector pay.The Prime Minister has told ministers he will peg their pay rise...
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