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 11, 2008

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A Bitter Javanese Expat Trains His Son for Conflict, Not Life in the Netherlands
The Monday Book REPATRIATED By Adriaan van Dis, trans by David Colmer HEINEMANN, Pounds 12.99 Order for Pounds 11.69 (free p&p) on 0870 079 8897The boy with whom we identify, in Adriaan van Dis's second novel to be translated into English, knows his...
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Abortion Is Sometimes the Happiest Ending
"I was thinking I could, like, have the baby and give it to somebody who totally needs it," says the 16-year-old central character in the new hit film Juno on finding herself unexpectedly pregnant after her first sexual experience. "Maybe they'll, like,...
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A Distressing Case of Plus Ca Change
The Weekend's TV INSIDE HAMAS SUN CHANNEL 4 TROPIC OF CAPRICORN SUN BBC2That now-celebrated remark by Mario Cuomo about campaigning in poetry and governing in prose has to be adjusted slightly for Hamas, the militant Palestinian organisation, which...
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Alves' Introduction Gives Boro Lift and Prolongs Fulham Slide
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 FULHAM 0It was all very different in Afonso Alves' home town when England came calling on World Cup duty. Back then, in the summer of 1950, the idea of having a substitute waiting in the wings was about as alien as playing a First Division...
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A Night of French Triumph at the Baftas
With 14 Bafta nominations, Atonement was supposed to deliver a glorious night for British cinema, but yesterday's awards ceremony turned out to be a triumph for French cinema as a biopic about the tumultuous life of the singer, Edith Piaf, became the...
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Athletes' 'Gagging' Clause to Be Hastily Redrafted
Officials at the British Olympic Association performed a swift reappraisal yesterday after reports that their most recent instructions for prospective competitors at this summer's Beijing Games represented a suppression of their right to free speech.Simon...
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Authors Pen 15-Minute Operas in Effort to Entice Younger Audience
It is enough to steam up the opera glasses of purists who spend their Saturday afternoons at La Scala and Covent Garden. For one of the most traditional of art forms is set for a makeover in coming weeks that will see well-known novelists take charge...
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Baker Offers Bright Spot on Dark Weekend for Britain
--TENNISHome Davis Cup defeats are as rare as vegetarian restaurants in these parts and from the moment Andy Murray pulled out of the British team to play Argentina here this weekend John Lloyd and his team were dead meat. "The bottom line is that with...
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Barcelona Lack Bite as Ronaldinho Still Fails to Provide
--SPAIN SEVILLE 1 BARCELONA 1Celtic fans take note - Barcelona had nine absentees at the weekend and coach Frank Rijkaard still chose to start without Ronaldinho. And when the Brazilian did appear for the second half his performance showed exactly why...
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Benitez Left Red-Faced by Mixture of Tantrums and Tinkering
Maybe Liverpool's owners should just insist that Rafael Benitez loses the goatee if he is to save his job. Sprouting the facial hair last summer was one of those classic mid-life decisions, synonymous with ditching the family saloon for a high-powered...
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Berbatov Puts Spurs in Good Cheer for Double Cup Charge
DERBY COUNTY 0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3Given that cup football is so dominating their landscape, Tottenham now face the fortnight that could make or break Juande Ramos's first English winter. Their Premier League programme put to bed for three weeks with...
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BOA Agrees to Redraft Controversial Clause
Officials at the British Olympic Association performed a swift reappraisal yesterday after reports that their most recent instructions for prospective competitors at this summer's Beijing Games represented a suppression of their right to free speech.Simon...
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Boothroyd Forsakes Style to Send Watford Top
IPSWICH TOWN 1 WATFORD 2And so there it went, just like that. The last unbeaten home record in the Football League this season was lost with scarcely a whimper. The snarling and the attitude all came from Watford. To wit, four yellow cards for Aidy Boothroyd's...
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Burton Rudely Awoken from His Sleepy Hollow
PandoraSince taking up residence in north London with Helena Bonham Carter, film director Tim Burton has become one of our most successful cultural imports. But a former flame of the visionary auteur has returned and is threatening to upset the apple...
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Chambers Win Could Lead to Legal Fight
--ATHLETICSDwain Chambers laid claim to a place at next month's World Indoor Championships here yesterday with a 60 metres victory in 6.56sec, the second fastest time of the year. All the worst fears of UK Athletics are thus realised; and its selectors,...
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Chelsea's Global Advert Falls Flat
CHELSEA 0 LIVERPOOL 0"Roll up, roll up, come and see the amazing English Premier League: the greatest illusion on earth".That will not be the hook if and when the Premier League goes global but it ought to be. Persuading the world that a match like this...
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Classical
PHILHARMONIA/SALONEN & AIMARD Royal Festival Hall LONDON ***/***Thirty minutes before the start of this concert, the Philharmonia's incoming principal conductor and artistic adviser Esa- Pekka Salonen was to be observed hovering at the back of the crowd...
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Click! the Man Who Brought the Stars to Life
Allan Grant, photographer, 1919-2008Allan Grant, a Life magazine photographer who had the last photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe and captured on film such moments as the first atom bomb tests in the Nevada desert in the early Fifties, has died.His legacy...
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Clinton Appoints New Campaign Manager as Obama Takes Maine after Obama Regains Momentum
Barack Obama swept to victory in Maine last night, getting the upper hand in all the weekend contests over his rival Hillary Clinton in the struggle for the Democratic nomination.Unable to blunt his advance, Mrs Clinton responded by shaking up her own...
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Clinton Campaign Manager Quits after Obama Regains Momentum
Wide margins of victory for Barack Obama in weekend voting have helped close the gap between the Illinois senator and Hillary Clinton in the hand-to-hand struggle for the Democratic nomination for the White House.In a sign of trouble for Mrs Clinton,...
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Diageo's Spirit Can See off Chill Winds from US
THE WEEK AHEADDiageo, the drinks giant behind some of the most iconic brands in the business, including Johnnie Walker whisky, Guinness and Baileys Irish cream, is due to publish its first-half results on Thursday. It has been a busy couple of weeks...
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DSG Trials New Format Store in Scandinavian Retail Parks
DSG International, the owner of PC World and Currys, is trialling a new format store in Scandinavia hoping to tap into the popularity of shopping centres, which are expanding all over the region.Three stores, which are between 30 to 50 sq m, opened last...
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England Fall Apart Again but Borthwick Spares Blushes
ITALY 19 Try: Picone Con: Bortolussi Pens: Bortolussi 4 ENGLAND 23 Tries: Sackey, Flood Cons: Wilkinson 2 Pens: Wilkinson 3It takes a special talent for transformation to change from a 60- minute side into a 40-minute side in the space of eight days....
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England Must Learn Fast after Humiliation
ENGLAND 130 NEW ZEALAND 131-4 New Zealand win by 6 wicketsWhat a difference a day makes. Well, not quite a day, 79.4 overs to be precise. That is how long it took New Zealand to end the belief that this England one-day side was on the verge of something...
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England Must Learn Fast after Humiliation
ENGLAND 130 NEW ZEALAND 131-4 New Zealand win by 6 wicketsWhat a difference a day makes. Well, not quite a day, 79.4 overs to be precise. That is how long it took New Zealand to end the belief that this England one-day side was on the verge of something...
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Evergreen James Wastes No Time in Restating England Case
BOLTON WANDERERS 0 PORTSMOUTH 1Is there any better illustration of the clarity and confidence that can come with age than David James? His dissection of Premier League overseas matches outside his side's dressing-room on Saturday night took in the environmental...
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Exiled Iraqis Too Scared to Return Home despite Propaganda Push
To show that Iraq was safe enough for the two million Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan to return, the Iraqi government organised a bus convoy last November from Damascus to Baghdad carrying 800 Iraqis home for free.As a propaganda exercise designed...
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Fabregas Matured after Rovers Row, Says Wenger
There will be no more tantrums from Cesc Fabregas according to his manager Arsne Wenger as the Arsenal midfielder takes on a Blackburn team tonight who caused him to lose his temper last season.Fabregas famously lost his cool with Mark Hughes in last...
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Fears for Future of Camden Market after Massive Fire
Traders and residents are struggling to come to terms with the long-term impact of the huge fire that ripped through Camden Market on Saturday night.While it was claimed yesterday that most parts of the complex would reopen for business later this week,...
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Four Players with One Goal: Perfection
Classical THE BELCEA QUARTET Wigmore Hall LONDON ****A string quartet by Schubert or Beethoven is a distilled symphony: the musical lines are sharpened, the feeling refined - chamber players are the aristocrats of the classical world. When the Belcea...
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From Front Row to Downtown
New York Fashion Week was fast, furious - and packed with sophisticated frocks. 'Grazia' fashion director Paula Reed kept pace with the tastemakersMONDAY:The first big day of New York fashion week and Halston is back on the schedule. The label that defined...
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Ghana's World-Class Spectacle Proves to Be Striking Success
More open than ever, pundits from George Weah to El Hadji Diouf said, and so it proved. Open in terms of the number of potential winners, and open in terms of the football played. The expected final between the hosts, Ghana, and the favourites, Ivory...
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Give That Woman a Prize for Bravery
MEDIA DIARYIf only there were a category for Courage Under Fire at the British Press Awards, "the Oscars of Our Industry", the 2008 prize would be in the bag. In fact I may commission a statuette, in the shape of a syringe, and arrange for Su Pollard...
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Gordon a Cut above to Lift Sunderland Away from Trouble
SUNDERLAND 2 WIGAN ATHLETIC 0Samson and Craig Gordon perhaps lacks the lyricism of Samson and Delilah but at the Biblically named Stadium of Light on Saturday, Sunderland's mascots - Samson and Delilah - watched as Gordon, shorn of his locks, rediscovered...
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Hammers Make Easy Viewing for McLeish
WEST HAM UNITED 1 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1So much that was unexpected came to Upton Park on Saturday: springtime, Fabio Capello, Alex McLeish's smile ... it was that kind of afternoon. And yet, towards the end, with aimless long balls becoming the tactic of...
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Hangovers Can Be a Profitable Part of Life
Miles Remembered 16 March 1987 Miles Kington, who died recently, wrote a much-loved daily column in this paper for two decades. In his honour, we are reproducing some of his finest writingFor years, scientists have been looking for a cure for the common...
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Hitler's 'Lost Fleet' of U-Boats Found in the Black Sea
For years, German submarines U-19, U-20, and U-23 were a terrifying presence beneath the waves, preying on British and Russian shipping. Then, 60 years ago, they suddenly vanished to the bottom of the Black Sea.Now the hulk of one of the lost submarines...
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Holloway Mulls Legal Action over Plymouth Comments
--CHAMPIONSHIP LEICESTER CITY 0 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1An unseasonably warm Saturday ended with an ill wind blowing into Leicester from the south. The comments made by Plymouth Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton concerning former manager Ian Holloway's acrimonious...
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How Adland Sells
They are paid to sell others' brands, but how do ad agencies sell themselves? Chris Green finds outSlogan: 'A brand'sbest friend'Top clients: BMW, Sky, Abbey, Weetabix, 118 118They say: "Our slogan was based on a very simple belief; that if we could...
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Huckabee Targets Vice-Presidency after Winning Two More States
John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, found himself sternly rebuked by a broad range of conservative and evangelical voters over the weekend, after losing two out of three states expressing nominee preferences on Saturday to Mike Huckabee,...
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I Believe I Have a Right Not to Be Spied On
It was almost two years ago that the home secretary of the day, Charles Clarke, had a pop at me for the civil liberties article I'd written. Recent events have shown it's not entirely clear why Charles says what he says. We may only find out when he...
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Jagielka Finds His Place to Conquer Curse of Versatility
EVERTON 1 READING 0For a footballer, versatility can be as much a curse as an asset, particularly if no one can decide what you are really good at. Ask Phil Jagielka. In 287 games for Sheffield United, he performed with distinction in every function,...
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Johnson's Prayers Are Answered as Adebola Sinks Wednesday
BRISTOL CITY 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1Dele Adebola believes his new club Bristol City are "no flash in the pan" and have what it takes to become a Premier League outfit even if he finds manager Gary Johnson's quirky motivational tactics a little off-beat.Johnson...
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Johnson's Prayers Are Answered as Adebola Sinks Wednesday
BRISTOLCITY 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1Dele Adebola believes his new club Bristol City are "no flash in the pan" and have what it takes to become a Premier League outfit even if he finds manager Gary Johnson's quirky motivational tactics a little off-beat.Johnson...
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'John Started Pontificating about How He'd Been the First to Play Bhangra'
MY MENTOR BOBBY FRICTION ON JOHN PEELI grew up in Hounslow in west London, deep within the Asian community, obsessing over Prince and black and Asian music, but I was aware of John Peel through a few of my white friends. I knew how revolutionary he was...
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Keegan Builds Newcastles in the Air after Latest Surrender
ASTON VILLA 4 NEWCASTLE UNITED 1In the second half their corner of the stadium was so dazzled by the sun that the away fans would, as one, raise a hand to shade their eyes whenever the ball left the ground. The impression was of a mass salute - a reflex...
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Leslie Gilbert
WatercolouristThe artist Leslie Gilbert was born in Birches Head on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent in April 1912, the day after the Titanic went down. He belonged to Staffordshire, to what Arnold Bennett called the Five Towns, where all his working life...
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Listener's Win Bangs Drum for Denman
This was all about absent friends. Most obviously, the exuberance and vitality of The Listener evoked a grim disparity in the condition of his trainer, Robert Alner, still stricken three months after his car accident. But for those who could bring themselves...
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Living Up to Memory of Busbkly Baproves Too Heavy for Ronaldo and Co
FOOTBALL PREMIER LEAGUE: MUNICH MEMORIAL MATCH MANCHESTER UNITED 1 MANCHESTER CITY 2The weight of their club's history is a burden that every great Manchester United team must learn to bear and yesterday - of all days - it bore down on Sir Alex Ferguson's...
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Mark Eley
MY WEEK IN MEDIALast week I watched...I'm trying to learn French as we have an apartment in France and only have French television there. From what I can understand it's quite trashy, even the news. It seems a bit like afternoon television throughout...
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Miners in DRC Hope for End to Licence Chaos
Small TalkFebruary is set to be a crucial month for the miners operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the controversial issue of government licences comes to a head.Companies mining in the DRC, some of which are listed on London's AIM, were...
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Misguided Thinking of Those Who Say Recession Would Purge the System
I never thought I'd associate the economics profession with sadism, but I'm beginning to wonder. In recent weeks, I've read an increasing number of articles suggesting that a recession would do the world economy a power of good. The protagonists' arguments...
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Moving Ritual Is Marred by United's Inept Display
Manchester United wore the unadorned red and white of a more innocent age yesterday but unfortunately it was just about all they could do for the memory of the Busby Babes.The ritual was moving in the bright winter sunshine, when Sir Alex Ferguson and...
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Moving Tribute Marred by United's Inept Display
Manchester United wore the unadorned red and white of a more innocent age yesterday but unfortunately it was just about all they could do for the memory of the Busby Babes.The ritual was moving in the bright winter sunshine, when Sir Alex Ferguson and...
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MPs Seek Pounds 22,000 Salary Rise to Give Up Housing Stipend as New Scandals Emerge
MPs could award themselves a salary rise of up to 22,000 a year under a move to "clean up" politics by scrapping the allowance for second homes, which is the subject of growing criticism.A plan to abolish the additional costs allowance (ACA) is gaining...
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Nardiello Punishes Albion Sloppiness
BARNSLEY 2 WEST BROMWICH 1The Barnsley striker Danny Nardiello, who played such a key part in Saturday's demolition of West Bromwich Albion, has been through hell and back. Well, Loftus Road anyway."I went to Queen's Park Rangers when John Gregory was...
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'Nick Is a Coward'. Ahmed Bites Back
INTERVIEW KAMAL AHMED The former political editor of 'The Observer' has been accused of complicity with the Government over his paper's stance on Iraq. Michael Savage hears the case for the defence; overleaf, an exclusive extract from the book that ignited...
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O'Gara Takes Ireland Closer to Redemption
FRANCE 26 Tries: Clerc 3, Heymans Cons: Elissalde 3 IRELAND 21 Tries: Penalty, Wallace Con: O'Gara Pens: O'Gara 3Rarely has a defeat been greeted with such relief, even though this seventh successive reverse against France means the Irish will have to...
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Parliament Must Put Its House in Order - and Quickly
LEADING ARTICLE MPs' EXPENSESThe scandal surrounding MPs' perks, in which Derek Conway emerged as the central villain in the pantomine, is not going away. On the contrary, there has been the drip-drip of unedifying disclosures about the way MPs abuse...
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Planet Osman
One of the hottest tickets at London Fashion Week is the Afghan- British designer Osman Yousefzada. His work is a perfect fit for these cosmopolitan times, says Carola LongThe little black dress is such an iconic garment, it can at times veer into the...
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Pop
BLACK KIDS UCCA CANTERBURY ***"I've underestimated my charm again," Reggie Youngblood sings. It's a mistake which must be hard to make at the moment, as his band Black Kids (named to be "provocative but innocuous, like Sex Pistols") fill 2008's Next...
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Professor Michael Butler
Scholar of German literatureMichael Butler had a long and distinguished career as Professor of Modern German Literature at Birmingham University. His engagement with his principal field of research, the literature of German- speaking Switzerland since...
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Ready to Wear
It's London Fashion Week, and, for those who aren't privileged enough to witness the proceedings first hand, there follows a cut- out-and-keep guide to any media hype, reasons to be cheerful - or, indeed, miserable - and, of course, top tips (sartorial)...
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Real's Magnificent Seven Leaves Goal-Shy Barca Trailing
--SPAINBarcelona have goal-scoring problems just nine days ahead of their Champions League encounter with Celtic. In contrast their title rivals, Real Madrid, have no such worries. The leaders rattled in seven as they battered Valladolid at the Bernabeu...
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Risk of Prostate Cancer Explained by Genetic Advance
Scientists have made a major advance in understanding the genetic causes of prostate cancer, opening a new front in the battle against the most common malignant disease in men.Seven new genetic mutations have been identified that are present in over...
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Robson Adds Life to Celtic Title Bid
ABERDEEN 1 CELTIC 5The Aberdeen manager, Jimmy Calderwood, parked his new Bus in the centre of his side's defence yesterday but it was the Glaswegian visitors to Pittodrie who proved far less penetrable and ran riot at the other end to add fresh impetus...
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Ronaldo Generation Fail to Shine in Shadow of the Busby Babes
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 MANCHESTER CITY 2The weight of their club's history is a burden that every great Manchester United team must learn to bear and yesterday - of all days - it bore down on Sir Alex Ferguson's side like an anvil. The tribute to those...
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Rowan Williams Has Shown Us One Thing - Why Multiculturalism Must Be Abandoned
For five days now, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been chorusing: how do you solve a problem like Sharia? Ever since he suggested it is "unavoidable" - and desirable - for Britain to have Islamic courts ruling on Muslim family affairs, bashing the...
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Sarkozy Sues Magazine over 'Forged' Message to Former Wife
The increasingly troubled presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy stumbled at the weekend into two new thickets of personal and political embarrassment.M. Sarkozy has placed himself on a collision course with part of the French press by starting a legal action...
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Scotland Seething over Williams' Touch of Luck
WALES 30 Tries: S Williams 2, Hook Cons: Hook 2, S Jones Pens: Hook, S Jones 2 SCOTLAND 15 Pens: Paterson 5Irrelevant it may ultimately have proved, but so too was it inexcusable. If Scotland were already incensed at the video referee's decision to...
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Scottish Dolphins 'At Risk from Oil Drilling'
The future of Britain's most famous dolphins is at risk from oil and gas exploration, conservationists say.The bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth in Scotland are the best known and most studied dolphins in the UK. They entertain onlookers with their...
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Scudamore Confident of Green Light for Overseas Matches
The Premier League's chief executive Richard Scudamore yesterday defended proposals to play matches abroad and said he expects the plan will go ahead.The proposal to extend the season to 39 games from 2010-11 has divided football, with top-flight clubs...
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Second Trader Is Released in France after Questioning
Hopes of a rapid breakthrough in the French rogue trading scandal were dashed at the weekend when a friend and fellow trader of the $5bn man Jerme Kerviel was released after two days of questioning.Two investigating judges decided that there was no evidence...
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Setback for Darling's 'Green Fund' Initiative
The Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has failed, so far, in his attempt to persuade all of the G7 group of leading economies to create, in collaboration with the World Bank, a "green fund" for emerging and developing nations to draw upon as their economies...
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Smoky Joe
Joe Jackson has fled to Berlin, tired of celebrity-obsessed Britain and infuriated by the smoking ban. James McNair catches up with the maverick singer-songwriterThese days, Joe Jackson's local is a quiet bar in Berlin's Kreuzberg district. When we meet...
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Song Is Off-Key for Final Number to Gift Egypt Nations Cup
--AFRICAN NATIONS CAMEROON 0 EGYPT 1Egypt successfully defended their African Nations Cup title yesterday evening when they beat Cameroon in the final with a goal 13 minutes from time by Mohamed Aboutriaka.The Egyptians extended to six their record number...
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Song Is Off-Key for Final Number to Gift Egypt Nations Cup
--AFRICAN NATIONS CAMEROON 0 EGYPT 1Poor, poor Rigobert Song. The former Liverpool defender had been inspirational as Cameroon put the traumas of their 4-2 defeat to Egypt in their opening game behind them to become arguably the most defensively disciplined...
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Still in 'Vogue' after All These Years
MAGAZINES FASHION Alexandra Shulman took over as editor of the iconic magazine 16 years ago, and still has a point to prove. Yet she doesn't like being a high-flier, she tells Ciar ByrneFlying is the one thing the editor of Vogue hates most in the world,...
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Talivaldis Kenins
Profilic composer exiled from Latvia in the Second World War who found a home in CanadaTalivaldis Kenins was one of an entire generation of Baltic composers whose promising careers were nipped in the bud when their countries were crushed between the...
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Teen Writers Show Their 'Skins'
TELEVISION SCRIPTWRITING One of the reasons E4's youth drama is such a hit is that it is written by youngsters. Chris Green talks to themDaniel Kaluuya is a normal teenager from Camden, in north London: he goes to school, enjoys hanging out with his...
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Theatre
ANGEL HOUSE New Wolsey IPSWICH ***Sad dads are in abundance in this drama of West Indian immigrant life in a tower block whose presiding spirit seems to be Lucifer.Lee, a crack addict, lashes his teenage son with insults and a belt. Lloyd, estranged...
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Their Battle with Ken Livingstone Reflects Well on the 'Standard'
ON THE PRESSThe national media have at last woken up to the charges of corruption and cronyism against the administration of Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London. Were it not for the London Evening Standard, there would almost certainly be no stories in...
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THE REAL SCHOOL OF Rock
Elliott School is a struggling comprehensive in south London. But it has an astonishing record in nurturing a diverse range of avant- garde pop stars. Jonathan Brown and Lucy Kinnear report Hitting the right noteFor a long time, it seemed the most famous...
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The Stench of Blackmail
LEADING ARTICLE RUSSIAThere is a depressing sense of dej vu about the latest energy dispute between Russia and Ukraine, again featuring the Kremlin threatening to turn the gas off, "more in sorrow than in anger".Again, we see the Russian leader, Vladimir...
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The Ten Best Handbags
Fashion Specialindependent.co.uk/best1 YSL1,120A bag that's got the "it" factor, but without too much obvious hardware or overstyling. The Besace bag is a more sophisticated take on the Sixties' Parisian student look.www.ysl.com; 020-7493 18002 Jigsaw245With...
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'They All Had to Be Eliminated'
Kang Khek Ieu was known as 'Cambodia's Himmler', a torturer who oversaw the deaths of 17,000 people. As he prepares to go on trial, he gives a chilling insight into the Khmer Rouge - the most detailed account yet from a top henchmanHe was Pol Pot's...
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Thin Blue Lines in a Dated Drama
Theatre APRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER Young Vic LONDON ***The Young Vic kicks off its 2008 season with a revival of Thomas Babe's 1978 drama A Prayer for My Daughter. Dominic Hill's production is sweaty with immediacy; the performances pack a huge punch; and...
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Tony Rolt
Racing driver and Colditz heroTony Rolt was arguably Britain's most promising upcoming racing driver before he joined the ranks of those whose best years were stolen by the Second World War, a conflict in which he distinguished himself by attempting...
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US Airways Considers Legal Action against BAA in Fuel Supplies Row
US Airways may launch legal action against BAA, the owner of Heathrow airport, over its inability to secure fuel supplies for a new service it plans to launch next month from the world's busiest airport.Under the new Open Skies regime that throws transatlantic...
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US Warns of 'Implosion' of NATO Alliance in Afghanistan
The US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, appealed directly to Europeans yesterday to support the war in Afghanistan, warning that violence and terrorism would increase if Nato was defeated there.Mr Gates said that the transatlantic alliance was under...
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We Are Fighting the Wrong Battles
A few days ago I was at a dinner party of Seattle liberals - people who usually sing in tedious harmony on every issue from Iraq to the crying need for universal healthcare - when a small war broke out at the top of the table.Recounting a conversation...
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Webb and Hall Show Pedigree as Leeds Crush Huddersfield
--RUGBY LEAGUE HUDDERSFIELD 10 LEEDS 30Those waiting for the champions of Super League to slip up this season will have to wait a little longer, after two tries apiece from Brent Webb and Ryan Hall sent Huddersfield's biggest crowd for over 40 years...
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Webb and Hall Show Pedigree asLeeds Crush Huddersfield
--RUGBY LEAGUE HUDDERSFIELD 10 LEEDS 30Those waiting for the champions of Super League to slip up this season will have to wait a little longer, after two tries apiece from Brent Webb and Ryan Hall sent Huddersfield's biggest crowd for over 40 years...
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We Don't Need to Tell China What It's Doing Wrong
In Imperial China, lesser beings were required to prostrate themselves in the presence of the Emperor, the kowtow, many will argue that the British Olympic Committee might be about to impose a modern equivalent of that archaic humiliation on our athletes,...
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Westwood Bound
As Dame Vivienne prepares to return to the London catwalk, she talks Susannah Frankel through her extraordinary 'family album'It's a dreary Monday morning, and Vivienne Westwood looks extraordinary. Her flame-coloured hair is pulled back tightly from...
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'While We All Love to See Farzan, Matthew Loves His Visits Especially, Because of the Bickering That Ensues'
Days Like ThoseLouis hates being around when there is bickering going on. He says that ill-disciplined adults render him unable to cope with complicated multiplication or French verbs, which, handily, is very often what his homework comprises.Here is...
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Why Are the Tories Not Doing Better, and Do You Still Support the Legalisation of Drugs?
You ask the questions ... Alan Duncan MP Shadow Business SecretaryThe Tories' lead in the polls has been cut in half. Why can't you capitalise against such an error-strewn government?Adam HopkinBrixtonWe have been showing a solid lead for some time now,...
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Why Yahoo Will Be Remembered as the Most Successful Failure
ON NEW MEDIAA friend of mine - who will have to remain nameless - is an executive at Yahoo. A few days after Microsoft announced their intention to purchase Yahoo for $44.6bn (22.9bn), we met for lychee martinis and post-deal analysis at the bar at the...
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Wilkinson Proves He Is Up to the Task before Red Rose Wilts in Face of Roman Assault
Jonny Wilkinson took an unfair amount of flak after the collapse against Wales last week. He responded superbly yesterday against Italy as he has done in the past year for England.After the World Cup drubbing to South Africa and with the 2003 winners...
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Williams Resists Calls to Quit over Sharia Comments
The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected calls for him to resign over his controversial comments about sharia law and will face down his critics in the Anglican Church today.A deepening row over Dr Rowan Williams's suggestion that the adoption of parts...
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