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 November 18, 2010

A Bailout Is on the Way, If the Markets Are to Be Believed
Comment When it comes to bewildering financial crises it is usually best to start with the crisp wisdom of Nouriel Roubini, the man who called the credit crunch right. Mr Roubini said this week, bluntly, that Ireland is "on a path to near or complete...
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A Commitment to Change
Peter Brown finds out what drives the best students to excel Susan Mawemuko has come a long way and seen a lot of change in her lifetime, despite being only 33-years old. The eldest of five, she grew up in Kyanja, then just a small village in central...
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A Crazed Zeal for Inheritance and Fame
Monarchy How different it might have been, this week's announcement of a royal wedding with trumpets blaring and with so much more deafening deferential noise to come. Usually I am wary of the "if only" political column. Most alternative scenarios did...
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Afghan and Iraq Veteran Makes History with Medal of Honor
AN AMERICAN soldier who ran into enemy fire in Afghanistan to rescue three comrades has become the first living serviceman since the Vietnam War to win Americas highest military award for valour.Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta was lauded as a soldier...
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A Modest Blow to the Bonus Culture
Leading Articles Banking THERE ARE three ways of looking at the announcement from HSBC that it intends to double the basic pay of its senior investment bankers. The first is the knee-jerk response that bankers are already vastly overpaid and that this...
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Asda's Ambitions on Hold as Non-Food Chain Falters
ASDAS PLANS to leapfrog Tesco to become the UK's biggest general merchandise retailer appear to be stalling after it admitted that it is set to open only two new Asda Living non-food stores in 2011.After unveiling just two shops this year, the Walmart-owned...
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A Style Survivor
Once a party animal, now the head of a fashion empire, Donatella Versace has lived through both good times and bad. Now she's teaching a new generation of designers how to thrive. Susannah Frankel meets her The Dorchester hotel, in London's Park Lane,...
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Banahan out to Pack a Punch as England Hand Him Central Role
THE ENGLAND coaching team may be developing a taste for freethinking rugby as played by Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton, the two men who did most to bamboozle the Wallabies at Twickenham last Saturday, but there are things they still love more: namely, size...
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Banahan out to Pack a Punch as England Hand Him Central Role
THE ENGLAND coaching team may be developing a taste for freethinking rugby as played by Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton, the two men who did most to bamboozle the Wallabies at Twickenham last Saturday, but there are things they still love more: namely, size...
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Beleaguered Benitez Given Time to Improve
INTERNAZIONALE president Massimo Moratti has "full confidence" in Rafael Benitez amid speculation the Spanish coach could be on his way out of San Siro.The European and Italian champions have managed only one win in five Serie A games and Sunday's 1-0...
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Ben Gordon Chief Executive, Mothercare
The business on... Is he a new man?What, because he runs a company that sells primarily to female customers with ankle biters in tow? Don't be so sexist: Mr Gordon is a retailer - no more, no less.So how's that going?Pretty well, thank you. Mr Gordon...
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Benzema Helps France Recreate Verve and Style of Their Glorious Past
THE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE French football revolution, we can reasonably assume, is over. Some of their players perhaps did not sing the world's most rousing national anthem with the passion displayed by their patriotic and legendary coach Laurent Blanc, but...
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Benzema Helps France Recreate Verve and Style of Their Glorious Past
THE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE French football revolution, we can reasonably assume, is over. Some of their players perhaps did not sing the world's most rousing national anthem with the passion displayed by their patriotic and legendary coach Laurent Blanc, but...
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Bleus and Boos
England fans make feelings clear as Capello's men slump to 2-1 defeat to France at Wembley ENGLAND WERE booed off the pitch last night by a Wembley crowd who had witnessed Fabio Capello's patched-up team comprehensively outplayed in a 2-1 defeat to old...
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British Radio Stations to Air Ads for Sudan Referendum
BRITISH LISTENERS could soon be hearing radio adverts for a Sudanese referendum on independence after a group responsible for publicising the vote began bidding for airtime on British commercial stations.The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...
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Business Diary
Essex today, the world tomorrowTaco Bell's expansion into Britain continues - its target is to have opened 100 stores in this country within five years. Just one question: are they all going to be in Essex? The first Taco Bell in the UK opened earlier...
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Chelsea Furious at Alex's Inclusion for Brazil
Round-up CHELSEA WERE last night seeking an explanation from Brazil as to why Alex was named as a substitute for the international against Argentina in Doha despite both the club's doctor and his counterpart with the national team insisting the defender...
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Chicken Tonight
Food And tomorrow, and the day after. With a bit of ingenuity, a single bird can keep you in tasty suppers all through the week. Richard Ehrlich demonstrates Some people cook a chicken and then eat the remains for four or five days afterwards. They're...
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Classical
Matthew Rose/Curnyn/ Martineau Wigmore Hall, London ** There's a world of difference between an operatic performance and a recital, and few singers excel in both. The demands of the stage are necessarily more coarse-grained: a recital requires enormous...
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Climate Change and Disease Will Spark New Food Crisis, Says UN
A FOOD CRISIS could overtake the world in 2011, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, an agency of the United Nations.Climate change, speculation, competing uses such as biofuels and soaring demand from emerging markets in East Asia are...
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Clinging on and on the Way Up: A Tale of Two Fan Clubs
Both run by supporters but with wildly differing results on and off the field, Ebbsfleet and AFC Wimbledon meet in the FA Cup tonight. Glenn Moore looks at two new-model outfits To own your own club is the dream of many a football fan, but unless you...
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Clothes Are Also Required When Wearing Tights
Don't get me started... I may be to fashion what Cheryl Cole is to the Wigan annual pie- eating contest, but there's something I find very worrying about the current trend for tights as outerwear. Don't get me wrong: I find tights generally rather creepy,...
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Consumers Must Cast off 'Victim' Culture If Governments Are to Hit Climate Targets
POLITICIANS NEED to show greater courage and leadership if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a panel of eminent environmentalists said last night. Consumers, however, must acknowledge they are not only the "victims" but the "villains" of...
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Crouch Too Late as French Flair Gives Capello a Harsh Lesson
ENGLAND 1 Crouch 86 FRANCE 2 Benzema 16, Valbuena 55 IF THIS is the beginning of the end for England's golden generation and the start of a new era of players whose teenage years were in the last decade - our Generation Xbox - then Fabio Capello can...
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Danish Rice Pudding with Cherry Sauce
Global kitchen Around the world in 80 dishes No. 32 DENMARKIngredients to serve 6For the rice pudding1 vanilla bean, split and scraped625ml full-cream (whole) milk625ml pouring (whipped) cream1 cinnamon stick, halvedAn eighth of a teaspoon ground...
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Did the Beatles Need iTunes? No, but EMI Did
Cyberclinic With another autumn came another flood of anticipation that The Beatles' back catalogue might be made officially available for download, which in turn offered another chance for music and technology hacks to sign off a speculative article...
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Digital Digest
THE BEST OF THE WEB PHOTOGRAPHYhttp://9eyes.tumblr.comThere are lots of single issue Tumblrs floating around in cyberspace, but few are as odd or as compelling as this one. Jon Rafman has scoured Google Street View and collected the most peculiar images...
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Economic Crash to Drive 100,000 out of Ireland
JUST THREE years ago, when business was booming for Paul Lynch, a plumber from Tallaght, Co Dublin, nothing could have been further from his mind than the prospect of leaving Ireland in search of a new life overseas.But like thousands of unemployed,...
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Embattled Wednesday Earn Stay of Execution
THE SHEFFIELD Wednesday chief executive, Nick Parker, has called for potential buyers of the club to step forward after the Owls avoided a winding-up order by being granted a 28-day adjournment at the High Court yesterday.The League One club were in...
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England's Bid Chief: BBC Is 'Unpatriotic and Sensationalist'
THE TENSION behind the scenes in England's campaign to host the 2018 World Cup burst out into the open yesterday when the bid team's chief executive Andy Anson accused the BBC of being "unpatriotic" and "sensationalist" in choosing to broadcast a Panorama...
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England's Bid Chief: BBC Is 'Unpatriotic' and 'Sensationalist'
THE TENSION behind the scenes in England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup burst out into the open yesterday when chief executive Andy Anson accused the BBC of being "unpatriotic" and "sensationalist" in choosing to broadcast a Panorama investigation...
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England's Carroll Service Off-Key after All the Noise about Selection
INSTEAD OF tuning in to watch Shaun Ryder eat a crocodile's unmentionable parts, the nation was last night invited to witness Andy Carroll chew up a couple of raw French defenders. Only it didn't quite work out that way.The revamped TV schedule meant...
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England's Carroll Service Off-Key after All the Noise about Selection
INSTEAD OF tuning in to watch Shaun Ryder eat a crocodile's unmentionable parts, the nation was last night invited to witness Andy Carroll chew up a couple of raw French defenders. Only it didn't quite work out that way.The revamped TV schedule meant...
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England's Shahzad Shines with the Ball but Can Any Australians Bat?
A FULL-SCALE search was launched last night for any Australians who could bat. It looked as though an all-points bulletin might have to be issued to the emergency coaching services for it to have any hope of success.The day which was billed as the shoot-out...
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England's Shahzad Shines with the Ball but Can Any Australians Bat?
A FULL-SCALE search was launched last night for any Australians who could bat. It looked as though an all-points bulletin might have to be issued to the emergency coaching services for it to have any hope of success.The day which was billed as the shoot-out...
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Ferguson Goes Back on the Attack over Agent's Role in Rooney Row
SIR ALEX Ferguson has waded back into the row over Wayne Rooney's contract stand-off with a renewed attack on the player's agent, Paul Stretford, whom he described witheringly yesterday as "not the most popular man in the world".The Manchester United...
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Ferguson Goes on the Offensive over Rooney
Player 'rushed in' rashly after agent Stretford pushed move, says manager Ferguson returns to the offensive on agent's role in Rooney stand-off SIR ALEX ferguson has waded back into the row over Wayne Rooney's contract stand-off with a renewed attack...
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From Burgersdorp to Twickenham: Fourie Completes His Journey
Back-rower's first start for England ample consolation for Springbok snub back in his native South Africa GEOGRAPHICALLY SPEAKING, the B-word is central to the current England set-up. Andrew Sheridan, the folk-hero front-rower with a cauliflower ear...
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Give Us Strength
Drink An upstart microbrewery is taking on the stuffy drinks industry. But, asks WillHawkes, are we ready for its ultra-potent, radical recipes? If you're looking for a bit of attention, hiring a dwarf dressed as a punk to brandish a placard outside...
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Going, Going, Gone through the Roof
Times may be hard but in sale rooms the sky is the limit. Luke Blackall reports on an auction house bonanza Faced with constant reminders of job cuts, stock market downturns and the global economic crisis, you could be forgiven for thinking that there...
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Government Accused of 'Sleight of Hand' over Tuition Fees
THOUSANDS OF the poorest graduates will be worse off under the Government's higher education reforms because of a statistical "sleight of hand" by ministers, The Independent has learnt.The change means that graduates earning just 18,000 a year in today's...
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Hague's Guantanamo Plea Overshadows Middle East Talks
A DAY after announcing it was to pay millions in tax-payers' money to compensate a group of 16 men who were detained and allegedly tortured by American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, the Government last night implored the US to free the last Briton...
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Harrison and Haye Take Note: Tyson Had a Hundred Faults - but He Never Cheated the Public
It doesn't get any easier to disperse the "fight" anger. But then how can it, when David Haye continues to insult that section of the public which knows boxing?He might just concede that the joke went too far. Instead, he prefers to stir up the righteous...
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Harrison and Haye Take Note: Tyson Had a Hundred Faults - but He Never Cheated the Public
It doesn't get any easier to disperse the "fight" anger. But then how can it, when David Haye continues to insult that section of the public which knows boxing?He might just concede that the joke went too far. Instead, he prefers to stir up the righteous...
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Henderson Warms to Burton's Work Ethic
AFTER A late night in Mayfair, at the Cartier Awards, Nicky Henderson could probably think of better ways to spend his morning than he did yesterday. For a start, his vantage point down the all- weather gallop was flayed by a savagely cold wind. In summer...
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Henderson Warms to Burton's Work Ethic
AFTER A late night in Mayfair, at the Cartier Awards, Nicky Henderson could probably think of better ways to spend his morning than he did yesterday. For a start, his vantage point down the all- weather gallop was flayed by a savagely cold wind. In summer...
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High Street Ken's Diary
Hugh in denial over VietnamIn keeping with the royal theme, today's picture story cunningly features an actor who actually looks a bit like Paul Burrell. (It's a small world!) Indeed, come the inevitable day when there's a big budget biopic on England's...
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His Vanity Could Be His Undoing
David Cameron I'm looking at a photograph of David Cameron eating toast. His dress code is smart casual, a dark blue jumper over an open-necked shirt, and the hand that isn't occupied with a slice of bread is operating an iPad. The Tory leader is multi-tasking!...
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Hollywood Publicist Shot Dead off Sunset Boulevard
SHE WAS beloved by all of Hollywood and had just taken her leave from the kind of evening she loved: schmoozing the stars and the media poolside on the roof of a swanky Beverly Hills hotel. Then, on the way home in her new Mercedes-Benz, veteran film...
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How General Motors Came Back from the Brink
The largest share offering in US history begins today and marks the rebirth of the car-making giant, reports Stephen Foley General Motors, the giant car maker, races back on to the US stock market this morning, after the biggest share offering in American...
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Investors Hold Steady during Ireland's Woes
Market Report PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES managed to defy warnings over the global sector's long-term prospects, providing a bright spot during a cautious session for the blue-chip index.Moody's stated its negative outlook for the pharmaceutical industry...
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Iraqi President Bars Execution of Tariq Aziz
IRAQS PRESIDENT, Jalal Talabani, is refusing to sign the execution order for Tariq Aziz, 74, the prominent former member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle who was sentenced to death.Aziz, who is reported to be seriously ill, is already serving a 22-year...
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Ireland's Defiant Stand against a Bailout Shames the Bullies in the Eurozone
OUTLOOK One can't fail to be impressed by the stubbornness with which the Irish have resisted the efforts of their eurozone partners to force them to ask for a bailout they do not want and believe they do not need. But what's even more impressive is...
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Irresistible Sounds Come out of Africa
THEATRE Fela! National Theatre: Olivier, London **** It's not often that a National Theatre audience gets to shake its collective booty with the cast or finds itself invited to imitate their extraordinary pelvic thrusts in a raunchy "clock" dance.Traditional...
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Israel Finally Leaves Tiny Village Straddling Political Fault Line
Ghajar's Syrian residents fear they will be permanently divided ISRAELS CABINET yesterday decided to withdraw its troops from the northern section of a village that regards itself as Syrian but has in recent years found itself straddling a UN-designated...
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Japanese Teenager Lines Up with Messi for Shot at Goal Award
LIONEL MESSI and Arjen Robben are battling with a Japanese teenager and a Swedish second division player for Fifa's goal of the year award.The shortlist of 10 announced this week also included an astonishing effort from the Northern Ireland Premier League...
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Journalists Scrum Down in Effort to Replicate the Diana Effect
NICHOLAS WITCHELL, it seems fair to say, will not be invited to the wedding - except perhaps in his professional capacity as the BBC's royal and diplomatic correspondent. Tom Bradby, on the other hand, may well be on the bridegroom's personal guest list.It...
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Kranjcar Seeks Move off Spurs Bench to Italy or Anfield
NIKO KRANJCAR has confirmed he is close to quitting Tottenham after again being frozen out of manager Harry Redknapp's plans. The Croatia midfielder last week revealed he would leave White Hart Lane if he was not handed more first-team opportunities.The...
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Let's Up Our Game, Not Exclude Men
The only way to truly narrow the gender divide in literature is for female novelists to write some great books, says Lionel Shriver Is there a gender divide in literature? If so, are compensatory measures in danger of backfiring - that is, might all-female...
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McCulloch Urges Rangers to Take Advantage of United's Wobble
LEE MCCULLOCH believes now is as good a time as any to take on Manchester United as Rangers bid to keep their Champions League dream alive.The Scottish champions host Sir Alex Ferguson's men at Ibrox next Wednesday hoping to go one better than the draw...
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Night of Fury
Liverpool accuse Capello of reneging on agreement over Gerrard as midfielder suffers injury in England's Wembley defeat to France 'We only played long balls to Carroll - that's not our style' ENGLANDS FIRST home defeat under Fabio Capello was capped...
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Northern Foods to Merge with Greencore
NORTHERN FOODS, the manufacturer of ready meals for Marks & Spencer, Morrisons and Tesco, has agreed to merge with Ireland's Greencore to form a giant food business boasting yearly sales of about 1.7bn.The combined business is to be named Essenta Foods,...
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North Sea Madness
* Half of all fish caught are thrown away dead * 24,000 join campaign to curb 'discards' Outcry grows at 'ridiculous' waste of North Sea fishing catch NORTH SEA fishermen are throwing away up to half of all the fish they catch every year in what campaigners...
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Obama's Book Is an Exercise in Vanity
Notebook Heroism is in the news, in the graceful person of Aung Sun Suu Kyi, released from house arrest and immediately calling, with virtually her first breath of freedom, for a peaceful revolution in Burma. It was as if her 20-odd years of incarceration...
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'Phone-Hacking' Journalists to Be Named in Court
THE PRIVATE investigator embroiled in the News of the World phone- hacking scandal has been ordered to reveal the names of the journalists who instructed him to illegally intercept private voicemail messages.The High Court ruled that Glenn Mulcaire,...
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Pilot of Crashed Plane Was Asleep for More Than Half the Flight
THE PILOT at the controls of an Indian jet that crashed earlier this year, killing 158 passengers, had slept for more than half the flight and only drowsily rallied himself when it was time to land the plane, investigators have found. At times his snoring...
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Poker
When the online poker boom began a few years ago, many of the game's high-profile players decided to get a piece of the action by setting up their own internet card rooms.The cost of starting from scratch and building up a player base large enough to...
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Pop
The Cinematic Orchestra Royal Albert Hall, London *** It's been three years since The Cinematic Orchestra (TCO) last performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Then, a live album followed the adventurous electronic jazz outfit's acclaimed performance. Returning...
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Pop
John Grant Queen Elizabeth Hall, London **** He makes for an unlikely pop star, does John Grant. He's a portly, grizzled, gay American Midwesterner approaching middle age with scant name recognition - who just happens to have written one of the albums...
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Reasons to Be Cheerful about the Renewal of Our Parliament
Politics I am even more interested in the political process than I am in politics. Or in what is under the bonnet rather than who sits at the wheel. Admittedly the first sounds dull compared with the second. But it isn't really. Watching an engine run...
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Return to the Fields of Chernobyl
After 24 years, a bold plan to let farmers resettle on the contaminated countryside is dividing Ukraine. Shaun Walker reports Anyone for some delicious Chernobyl mushrooms? It might sound like a tasteless joke, but if the Ukrainian authorities have their...
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Rolls-Royce to Recover and Fly Once More
Investment Column OUR VIEW: BUYSHARE PRICE: 599.5P (+10.5P)More than 1bn was wiped off the value of Rolls-Royce after a Qantas Airbus was forced into an emergency landing in the wake of the near disintegration of one of its Trent 900 engines. This was...
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Rudolf Barshai
Viola player and conductor whose career continued to flourish after exile from the Soviet Union Rudolf Barshai was one of the last surviving members of the cohort of great Russian musicians who came to prominence in the middle of the last century, among...
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Sally Hunt
Energy expert who helped mastermind electricity privatisation in Britain in the 1980s Sally Hunt was a world-renowned expert on the electricity industry who helped to mastermind the privatisation of that sector in Britain during the late 1980s - a task...
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Scourge of Camorra Claims Berlusconi's Allies Have Mafia Links
ROBERTO SAVIANO, the renowned chronicler of the Italian Mob, has accused a key party in Silvio Berlusconi's governing coalition of holding links to the Mafia.Mr Saviano - famed for Gomorrah, an expose of the Neapolitan Mafia - made the incendiary claims...
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Simple Surgery Offers Hope to Millions with High Blood Pressure
MILLIONS OF people with untreatable high blood pressure were given hope yesterday by the development of a surgical procedure that can dramatically cut the risk from the condition.High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for premature death worldwide,...
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Slick France Give England's New Generation a Reality Check
ENGLAND 1 Crouch 86 FRANCE 2 Benzema 16, Valbuena 55 IF LAST night marked the beginning of the end for England's golden generation and the start of a new era of young players then at least the new boys can say that they have passed through one crucial...
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Some Lessons in Different Lives
You do not have to look too hard to find negative images of how disabled people have been portrayed throughout history. Take Richard III, for instance. Much is made in Shakespeare's play of his deformed figure. Remember, too, that Shakespeare was writing...
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Stage Set for Stars to Dazzle O2 Arena Again
TENNIS TWO NIGHTS ago, Gorillaz were strutting their stuff at London's O2 Arena. Yesterday morning, not long after Damon Albarn's band had left the stage, work began to prepare the premises for the next headline act on the Greenwich Peninsula.Over the...
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Supermarkets Turn Noses Up at Megadairy Milk
LEADING SUPERMARKETS are to blacklist milk from a proposed megadairy, The Independent has learnt.Two farmers are to go ahead with plans for a 34m, round-the- clock unit with thousands of cows at Nocton in Lincolnshire. Peter Wiles and David Barnes shelved...
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The Compelling Plot Behind Ireland's Woes
International Studies What cruel timing for Ireland that the bottom has even fallen out of the misery-lit market. There's sufficient material at hand for at least a few blockbusting epics worthy of the Frank McCourt genre; poverty, double-digit unemployment...
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The Little Telescope That Could
Space When it blasted off 20 years ago, few thought it would succeed. But after showing us a universe we didn't know existed, Hubble will go out in a blaze of glory, says Nick Harding In years from now, when the fiery carcass of the Hubble Space Telescope...
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They're Still Doing the Business
Last Night's TV The Apprentice / BBC1 Edwardian Farm / BBC2 I have to tell you I ain't putting up with him for much longer," said Lord Sugar in the very first episode of the current series of The Apprentice. He was talking about Baggs the Brand, gratingly...
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This Practice Is No Good for Fishermen, and No Good for Fish
Comment Discards are wasteful, damaging and need to be stopped. And measures to bring them to an end are long overdue. Good money is spent catching fish that you then have to throw away with little prospect of them reviving. It's a crazy waste of marine...
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Tony's Cronies to Dave's Faves: Cameron Repays Some Old Debts
CLOSE ALLIES of David Cameron will be rewarded with peerages tomorrow when Downing Street issues a long-awaited list of more than 50 new working peers, The Independent has learned.They include at least two donors to the Conservatives: Andrew Feldman,...
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Troubles as Deep as the Oceans Lie Ahead
Leading Articles Fisheries Another celebrity cook is attempting to get the public to take a closer interest in where our food comes from and how it is produced. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has launched a campaign to draw attention to the practice of...
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Unemployment Falls but Britain Is Now Part-Time
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the UK fell during the three months to September, but economists remain concerned about the slow pick up in jobs and the record number of people now being forced into part-time roles.The number of people without jobs fell by 9,000 to...
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Watch out, Goverment, Mrs Wheeler Is Angry
CHALK TALK It was definitely a demonstration of two halves last week, when students took to the streets to protest about rises in tuition fees. Firstly, there were around 51,800 students demonstrating peacefully, if noisily.There was an element of humour...
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Why the Holier-Than-Thou Hypocrites Will Always Be Rumbled in the Jungle
You are what you eat" - how many times a day do we come across this flagrant lie masquerading as modern wisdom? It's right up there with "If you look good, you feel good" (tell that to Marilyn Monroe) and "The abused abuse" (if that was true the majority...
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Wilson Shines as Scotland's New-Look Team Take Shape
DANNY WILSON claims he is "living the dream" after his debut goal for Scotland helped Craig Levein's makeshift side to a 3-0 friendly win over the Faroe Islands at Pittodrie on Tuesday night.The 18-year-old defender has enjoyed a meteoric rise in his...
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With Clegg Sidelined, Dave Sees off Harriet with Genuine Warmth
SKETCH With Edwina Miliband at home on new-baby duties, we expected a battle of the deputies for PMQs. But after last week's gruelling encounter on tuition fees, Nick Clegg was stood down to recuperate and the Prime Minister faced up to Harriet himself.Hard...
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World's Media Smitten by Royal 'Fairytale'
PRINCE WILLIAM and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, spent much of yesterday at St James's Palace discussing their nuptials with courtiers, as the royal press machine emphasised that no further announcements were imminent. But the absence of tangible marital...
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'Writing Really Can Change Lives'
A project that brings authors into inner-city schools, inspired by the novelist Dave Eggers, is empowering young people - and writers themselves - in ways they never expected. Nick Duerden reports The final bell of the day at Charles Edward Brooke girls'...
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