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 October 8, 2000

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10,000 Children Abused in Homes
MORE THAN 10,000 children were abused in children's homes across the country during the 1970s and 1980s, according to a new book on the scandals published this week. This estimate, said to be conservative, is based on information obtained from police...
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And, Finally, Dyke Aims for News at Eight
Tuesday's announcement by the BBC's chairman, Sir Christopher Bland, that the corporation's governors had agreed to accelerate the planned rescheduling of the main evening news bulletin from next autumn to next week certainly had surprise value. The...
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Anti-Semitism `Respectable' Again as More Jews Move into Germany
WHEN Paul Spiegel's father came back emaciated from Dachau at the end of the war, a neighbour embraced him and carried him into his own house. In the cellar he was shown a veritable Jewish shrine: the sacred Torah and prayer books rescued by the German...
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Barristers Quit Bloody Sunday Inquiry as Trimble Fights Back
BARRISTERS representing the victims of Bloody Sunday and their families have resigned from the case, dealing another setback to the troubled inquiry. The investigation is already well behind schedule after one of the presiding judges, Sir Edward Somers,...
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Beauty: Bright Young Things ; the Return of Colour, by HELEN FOSTER
he weather may not be able to make up its mind whether or not to embrace the new season, but when it comes to the beauty industry, things are very clear. The first week in October has seen the autumn colours hitting the shelves. But what should you be...
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Book: A Troubling Take on World History ; Kenan Malik Is Disturbed by a New Study Which Contains Some Superb Storytelling but Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Abl Whiteness and Western Culture Etc
Civilizations By Felipe Fernndez-Armesto MACMILLAN pounds 25 "It can now be asserted upon convincing evidence that savagery preceded barbarism in all the tribes of mankind, as barbarism is known to have preceded civilisation." So wrote Victorian anthropologist...
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Book: Blackmail Is an Ugly Word, Clarissa ; Mark Timlin Tackles Two Very Different Crime Novels and Is Surprised to Find That He Enjoys Them Both
"Cardiff Dead", by John Williams (Bloomsbury pounds 9.99) I've been waiting a long time for John Williams to write the novel I always knew he could. This is it. Mazz, a one-time, small- time pop star heads back to Cardiff for the funeral of an old band-...
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Book: Crisis in a Canoe ; Ben Rogers on a Quixotic Journey through England
Paddling to Jerusalem By David Aaronovitch FOURTH ESTATE pounds 16.99 Within the space of a year, David Aaronovitch, political columnist for the Independent, hit 40 and lost his father. Other men might have responded to a mid-life crisis by leaving their...
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Book: Eminence Sleaze Alert ; Mark Simpson Praises a Principled and Witty Stand against the Mediocrity of Modern Cultural Life
The New Elites By George Walden allen lane pounds 18.99 A couple of years ago I put together a proposal for a Millenium project with the rabble-raising title, "Down With!". It took on the real Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Fame, Sex, Money and Democracy....
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Book: God Himself Is an Englishman ; A Cranky, Sentimental Farewell to Old England Celebrates Hereditary Peerages and Gentlemen's Clubs, to the Amusement of Blake Morrison
England: An Elegy By Roger Scruton CHATTO pounds 16.99 When Philip Larkin lamented the passing of the England he loved - "the shadows, the meadows, the lanes, / The guildhalls, the carved choirs" - he called his poem "Going, Going". Two decades later,...
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Books: Already a Ghost ; Simon Blow Recalls the Forgotten Life of an Extraordinary Novelist
Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green By Jeremy Treglown FABER pounds 25 Once upon a time Henry Green was the most talked-about English novelist. He had a voice that was quite unlike his contemporaries. Then, after the publication of his ninth...
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Books: Bestsellers
HARDBACKS 1 HARRY POTTER/GOBLET OF FIRE JK Rowling/Bloomsbury pounds 14.99 The darkest story so far 2 THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON Tom Clancy/Michael Joseph pounds 17.99 Newly elected President faces world crisis 3 THE RETURN OF THE NAKED CHEF Jamie Oliver/Michael...
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Books: Paperbacks
HHHH Bliss to Be Alive: The Collected Writings of Gavin Hills Ed Sheryl Garratt PENGUIN pounds 7.99 Like many men his age, Hills was into football, clubbing, fashion and computer games, and he wrote about his passions with a wry, self- deprecating humour....
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Book: The End of an Era ; Gore Vidal's Latest Book Is the Climax of His Series of Historical Novels, "Narratives of Empire". A Chronicle of American Life, It Covers 200 Years of Political and Personal History. in This Extract, Vidal Reaches the Early Stages of the Second World War
The Golden Age By Gore Vidal LITTLE, BROWN pounds 17.99 Gore Vidal was born in 1925 and brought up in Washington, DC. He enlisted in the army at the age of 17, and wrote his first novel, Williwaw (1946), while on night watch. He has written 24 novels,...
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Book: The Philosopher as Icon, Showman and Nudist ; Bertrand Russell's Last Years Were Consumed by His Passion to "Save Humanity". but, as the Second Part of Ray Monk's Masterful Biography Shows, This Once Great Thinker Found Himself Losing Both His Creativity and His Public Appeal as Old Age Drew on. Jonathan Ree Admires a Scrupulous Account of a Disorderly Life
Bertrand Russell 1921-1970: The Ghost of Madness By Ray Monk CAPE pounds 25 The first H-bomb test took place at Bikini Atoll in March 1954, with an explosion equal to 600 Hiroshimas. It spread radioactive contamination far beyond the official danger...
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Border Patrol ; You Can Buy Designer Labels from Newfoundland to Nagasaki These Days, but That Doesn't Mean the Locals Think They're Hip. CAYTE WILLIAMS on What Names to Be Seen in Where
You can buy designer labels from Newfoundland to Nagasaki these days, but that doesn't mean the locals think they're hip. CAYTE WILLIAMS on what names to be seen in where Border patrol woman walks into a designer boutique and stocks up on Donna Karan's...
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Boxing: Interview - A Tua De Force to Make the Blood Run Cold ; Samoan Warrior in Mould of Frazier and Tyson Is a Genuine Threat to Lewis. by Alan Hubbard in Las Vegas
LENNOX LEWIS has never encountered anyone quite like David Tua before. He is short, squat and sumo-like, has the hardest punch of any heavyweight around, paints, writes poetry, plays the guitar and has a hairstyle that stands up in a crowd. He also wears...
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BT Is Being Patently `Absurd'
AS IF it did not have enough troubles already, BT's plan to generate billions of dollars from an old US patent found in the back of a filing cabinet could be shattered by the discovery of a 32- year-old film tape. The embattled telecoms company is asking...
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Business View: Don't Believe All Gordon Tells You
On the wall of the war room during Bill Clinton's 1992 election campaign was a sign. It said: "It's the economy, stupid." These days Gordon Brown is being advised by a Democrat strategist, so he knows what the message is. But behind the hype, is he delivering...
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Byers' Cut in Car Prices Adds to Rover's Woes
THE ATTEMPT by Stephen Byers, the Trade and Industry Secretary, to force down UK car prices is undermining one of his other pet projects - ensuring the survival of MG Rover. The DTI's bid to wipe 10 per cent from the cost of UK cars comes as the troubled...
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Caught in the Web: Ben Affleck
Name www.affleck.com The site Written and directed by Ben Affleck himself, this site promises to tell you all you need to know about the man who won an Oscar for his Good Will Hunting screenplay. Reflecting our hero's artistic pretensions, it's more...
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Classical `Oscars' Boot the Brits into Touch ; Anna Picard on the Hot Tips for the Eminently Respectable `Gramophone' Awards
For those classical music fans still reeling in shock from the Cats-goes-to-Vegas showbiz antics of the Classical Brits, tomorrow night's Gramophone Awards at the Royal Festival Hall should be an antidote. Past performers at the ceremony have included...
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Comment: How Can a Party That Claims to Aspire to Government Employ Jim Davidson as Entertainer-in-Chief?
Who said the immortal words "Let's stick to British charities, fuck the rest of them", dragged one of his girlfriends down the street by her hair, and cheerfully confessed to being a wife- beater? The sight of Jim Davidson saying he wanted "his country...
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Cricket: Donald Key to the Recovery Missions ; ICC Knockout Trophy: The Great Bowler Returns as England and South Africa Both Have Much to Prove; Derek Pringle in Nairobi Says This Week Will Reveal Much for Two Sides
THE SPECTRE of Cronjegate still taints South Africa, England's next opponents in the quarter-final of the ICC Knockout on Tuesday. Like the red Nairobi dust, the fall-out has pervaded every nook and cranny to the point where the new captain, Shaun Pollock,...
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Cricket: One Dodgy Exhibition Can Mean an Early Exit
IT IS an old-fashioned kind of pitch at the Nairobi Gymkhana ground, the sort that has become unfamiliar but which one-day cricket was made to be played on. Heartbreaking for bowlers, that is. Gymkhana has all the necessary ingredients for the scoring...
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Cricket: Singh on Song to Halt Australia
THE ONE-DAY world champions, Australia, bowed out of the ICC Knockout Trophy at the quarter-final stage at the Gymkhana Club in Nairobi yesterday. India defeated them by 20 runs after Yuvraj Singh struck an accomplished 84 in his first international...
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DANCE: Kick-Boxing Lovers Are All Skill and No Heart ; Ballet Preljocaj Sadler's Wells, London Aletta Collins Lilian Baylis, London
The course of true love never did run smooth. Being born the wrong side of the tracks is bad enough for a hobo Romeo. But running the gauntlet of sniper bullets, searchlights and a slavering guard dog gives his liaisons with high-born Juliet the kind...
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Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Marc Quinn on the body as prison My bust, "Emotional Detox" (left), will be displayed next to a head by Messerschmidt, an 18th-century sculptor who made lead sculptures with contorted faces, which were part of the inspiration for my own sculpture. It's...
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DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES ; It's All Very Well Flaying the Skin off a Human Body, Removing Its Legs and Revealing the Organs Inside in the Name of Medicine - but in the Name of Culture? Michael Bywater Dissects an Extraordinary Exhibition That Acknowledges the Debt That the Visual Arts Owe to the Anatomist's Knife
You could spend a happy week deconstructing the title of the Hayward Gallery's exhibition "Spectacular Bodies". The body laid bare - not just of clothing, but flayed down to muscle, nerve, sinew and artery - is indeed spectacular. Yet the very word "spectacular"...
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Debate: Could Britain Protect Its Inventors Better? ; Last Week, James Dyson Won a Court Action against Hoover, Which He Said Had Stolen His Bagless Vacuum-Cleaner Technology
NO `There is no perfect way to get a good patent fast, and it can't be done on the cheap' YES `We need a British Academy of Invention to bring all the skills together in one place' JACKIE FREEMAN There is no such thing as a perfect patent, and no perfect...
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Design: Flights of Fancy ; in the Fevered Battle for Passenger Loyalty, Airlines Have Rediscovered the Weapon of Design. but Aside from the Odd Folding Bed, Real Innovation Is Rare. Thank Heavens, Then, Says Fiona Rattray, for the Handful of Designers Who Are Rewriting the Rule Book
Quick test. Name a car designer. Good, now keep it to yourself. What about a vacuum cleaner designer? You're right, too easy. Now how about an aeroplane designer? Not the outside - that's too easy too - think inside. Chances are, unless you've seen Marc...
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Diageo and the Pounds 55m Burger
FOOD and drink giant Diageo, has set aside up to pounds 55m to cover potential losses from a lawsuit in its Burger King operation, which it is promising to demerge next year, writes Jason Nisse. Burger King is being sued by La-Van Hawkins, who operates...
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Disabled but Not Unfit ; Kate Hilpern Reports on New Moves to Combat Inequalities in the Jobs Market
Government research shows that disabled people in the UK are six times more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people. And even when they have jobs, these are likely to be low-status. But athletes competing in the paralympics, which starts next...
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Disputed Biblical Tomb Torn Apart by Jubilant Palestinians
A DESPERATE Ehud Barak gave Yasser Arafat an ultimatum last night to stop the violence within 48 hours, or face the full wrath of Israel's military. If the unrest continues, Israel would consider the peace negotiations to be dead, and would order its...
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E for Enterprise: Customers Are Right, after All
As the dust settles following the dot-com shake-out many investors have learnt some hard lessons. The naive valuation models in which the worth of dot coms was measured according to the number of registered customers and the potential for cross-selling...
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Euan McGregor Brings Back Kids' Saturday Cinema
THE INNOCENT thrills of Saturday morning cinema clubs for children are being revived - thanks to an icon of grown-up movies. Euan McGregor made his name as a junkie in Trainspotting, then joined the ultimate blockbuster franchise with a lead role in...
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Everyone Gets Richer as Professor Prints Money
AS THE euro tumbles and the lira loses ground, the residents of a tiny town in the rugged Abruzzo region of central Italy are laughing all the way to the bank. Or rather to the splendid palazzo of a retired law professor who, in an attempt to prove his...
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Expert View: Good Global Brands Make a Nuance of Themselves
Until a couple of years ago I was el presidente of a Spanish residents' association. Once a year, on a hot August evening, the owners would gather on one of the terraces at around 8pm for the AGM. The German owners would arrive at 7.59 and would tut...
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Expert Witness: My Family - Richard Holden
expert witness My Family Richard Holden, 27, dentist's son, London The family aren't like ours - they're not like any family really. They're all stereotypes. The dad is the flighty, inconsistent one; the mum is a bit mad but generally gets things done;...
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Farewell to the Last Hero and a Lost Age
THE FUNERAL as a sporting event is a concept that would naturally appeal to the Welsh, which is why the laying to rest of our hero Howard Winstone in Merthyr yesterday did not appear awkwardly at the head of a list of fixtures already bulging with major...
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Fashion: A la Parisienne
Make a dazzlingly French impression this autumn, by embracing all things Parisian. This means looking not just chic, but expensively chic; not just sophisticated, but intoxicatingly adult Photographs by Flo Kolmer & Styling by Justine Gilbert This page:...
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Fashion: Match of the Day ; Strike It Lucky in Calm Camel and Blazing Red, This Season's Hottest Shades
BY ZOE BROWN PHOTOGRAPHS BY TOM CORBETT MAKE-UP BY TANYA CHIANALE USING RUBY AND MILLIE HAIR BY PIERO AT ROCKIT USING GOLDWELL TRENDLINE STYLING RANGE ZOE BROWN ASSISTED BY VICTORIA HOGAN PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTED BY DAVE HAMPTON MODELLED BY ANNALIESE THIS...
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Fifth Column: Unlikely Clubs Who Topped the Top Flight. and What Happened Next
LEICESTER CITY 1962-63 Though top of the Premiership today, 1957 to 1969 was the most successful spell in Leicester's history. They reached five cup finals under the guidance of manager Matt Gillies, though only had the 1964 League Cup to show for it,...
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Film: `Constraints? What Constraints?' ; Film-Maker Fred Wiseman Has Had 30 Years of Editorial Freedom. Mixed Blessing, Says Brian Winston
Fred Wiseman is the very model of the modern documentary film- maker. Practically every year since 1967 there's been a new Wiseman film. Usually it is a meticulously observed picture of an American institution or place, shot without special lighting...
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Film: Cool-Hand Paul Conjures a Stroke of Age-Old Genius ; Where the Money Is (15) Marek Kanievska, 87 Mins Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12) Peter Segal, 107 Mins Sorted (18) Alexander Jovy, 105 Mins
The great barnstorming performances of the last ten years have been William H Macy's Jerry Lundegaard (Fargo); Ralph Fiennes's Amon Goeth (Schindler's List); Emily Watson's Bess McNeil (Breaking the Waves); Sharon Stone's Ginger (Casino). And Linda Fiorentino's...
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Film: DAVID THOMSON'S SUNDAY MOVIES
Shane 2.50pm BBC1 It's a Wonderful Life 10.30am Carlton Cinema Alien 3 10pm Sky Cinema In George Stevens' film, Shane (1953) is an adult as perceived by a little boy - and so we're left to guage the effect the wanderer Shane has on the Starrett parents...
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Film: How to Have Your Teen Cake and Eat It. and Then Barf It All Up ; His Frat Documentary Was Banned. So Director Todd Phillips Made a Frat Flick Instead. by Trevor Johnston
Todd Phillips has now directed two films about American university life. First was a compelling documentary exposing the absurdly gruelling, ultimately dan- gerous "hazing" rituals freshman students put themselves through in the hope of joining traditional...
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FILM STUDIES: Neglected, Afraid, Lonely Kids `R' Us ; DAVID THOMSON
There is a storm building in America over the "R" rating. It is an instructive, not very wholesome story, and it shows what decades of compromised self-interest can lead to. The "R" rating is part of a system devised by the Motion Picture Association...
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Film: When Leopold Met Vera, Franz and Anna ; Water Drops on Burning Rocks (18) Francois Ozon, 86 Mins
I recall reading, several years ago, a review of a film which, though a commercial failure, the reviewer in question admired as much as I did, Bill Forsyth's Housekeeping. It featured the subtle Christine Lahti as the scatty ward of a pair of teenage...
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Fishing Lines: By George, I Curse That Call in the Wild
THAT'S THE last time I go fishing with George Westropp. If it wasn't for him, I would have wasted one of the nicest days this year trout- fishing. I would have been drifting round Grafham Reservoir, not a care in the world. If it wasn't for George Westropp....
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Focus: Fame and Favour - without a Star, It's Hardly a Cause ; Do Celebrities Such as JK Rowling Help Us Respond to Plights We Might Otherwise Ignore? or Do They Merely Hasten Compassion Fatigue?
JK Rowling, Britain's most famous woman writer, creator of Harry Potter, and hitherto refreshingly wary of publicity, last week became a highly articulate and impassioned ambassador for lone- parent families. "Seven years after becoming a lone parent,"...
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Focus: Politics - the General Election Starts Here: Your Guide to Who's Promising What
Policy pledges fill the air during the party conference season. But do you know where Labour stands on the environment, or the Tories on health, or the Lib Dems on transport? With a general election around the corner, Jo Dillon explains the latest thinking...
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Focus: Revolution in Serbia - `Belgrade Is Asleep. We Have Comehere to Wake It Up' ; When the People of Serbia Finally Rose Up against Slobodan Milosevic They Closed One of the Bloodiest Chapters in Post-War History
The moment that finished Slobodan Milosevic was when Bratislav Avramovic, a 39-year-old electrical engineer, and his friends decided they had had enough of him. On Thursday they went to Belgrade to get him out, bringing a bulldozer with them. Mr Avramovic...
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Focus: Revolution in Serbia - Cautious Hope and Relief among the Expats
On the wall of the Skaddarlija cafe in London's Shepherd's Bush is a clock showing the time in Kragujevac, a town 120km south of Belgrade, and the birthplace of the cafe's owner Alexander Petrovic.Exiled since the Second World War, Mr Petrovic had vowed...
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Focus: Revolution in Serbia - Nationalism Is Alive and Well in the Bosom of the New Serb President
The victory speech to the crowds outside the Belgrade parliament set a tone for the new era. "Our beautiful Serbia has arisen," Yugoslavia's about-to-be president told the dense mass. "I am proud to be a citizen of Serbia. I am proud to belong to our...
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Focus: Revolution in Serbia - the `Collateral Damage' of Yesterday Are Heroes Today
Last year we hated them. Now we love them. The bestialised Serbs who chose to "support" Slobodan Milosevic were "collateral damage". Now they are the saviours of Europe's "newest democracy". Less than 18 months ago, I saw the beheaded corpse of the local...
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Food and Drink: Laws of Our Fathers, Tastes of Our Sons ; A New Kosher Restaurant Tries to Satisfy Both Ancient Rules and 21st- Century Palates. No Mean Feat, as KARINA MANTAVIA Discovers
SIX-13 19 Wigmore Street London W1 tel: 020 7629 6133 So many of the world's eating habits revolve around the idea of purity. Once prompted by availability, local circumstance and the avoidance of disease, the concept of "clean" food is a central component...
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Food and Drink: The Drinker - Merchant Deals
Even if talk of corporate takeovers normally makes your eyes glaze over, hang around for this one. Principal Finance Group (PFG), the venture- capital arm of Nomura (most famous for not buying the Millennium Dome), has stumped up pounds 225m for a high-street...
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Food: Sweet Dreams ; Once Seen as an Exotic Curiosity, the Sweet Potato Is Now Being Grown in Deepest Sussex. Michael Bateman Meets the Man Responsible. Photographs by Jean Cazals
Only the most foolhardy of farmers, you would imagine, would plant tropical crops outdoors in Britain. The sweet potato, for example, needs the warmth of Latin America, Louisiana or southern Spain - not the chill winds of our climate. Chillies, likewise,...
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Football: Burley Driven by Instinct for the Basics ; Ipswich Thrive with the Big Boys Thanks to a Manager Keen to Promote the Game's Skill Factor; Nick Townsend Meets the Dapper Scot Aware of His Famous Forefathers
FOR TOO LONG, Portman Road has come to be regarded as much as a temple as a football stadium. Even the construction work being carried out apace to add to the capacity of the South Stand fails to disguise the stadium's importance as a place where homage...
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Football: Crozier Surveys a Bare Cupboard ; Steve Tongue Says the FA's Options Are Now Seriously Limited
HOWARD WILKINSON will step in as the caretaker manager of the England team for a second time this morning, bridging the gap spanning yesterday's game and Wednesday's tie in Finland, while the Football Association begin the search for Kevin Keegan's successor....
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Football: Italian Game Pays for Inter's Permanent Revolution
IF MARCELLO LIPPI is a Bob Dylan fan, then no doubt last Tuesday night he played "It Ain't Me Babe" on his lonely drive from Milan down to his yellow-walled villa at Viareggio. The searing lament for the end of a fundamentally flawed relationship rails:...
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Football: Making of a United Refusenik ; Jon Culley Meets the Talented Spearhead of Preston's Progress
AFTER ENDING a 19-year exile in the lower divisions, Preston North End would be content for now merely to keep their new place on the Nationwide ladder. Already, though, the talk is of loftier possibilities at Tom Finney's proud old club. October League...
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Football: Parallel Lions of Leicester High Life ; Return to the Summit after 37 Years Is Still Founded on the Indomitable Spirit That Links McLintock and Elliott
THE LAST time Leicester City were League leaders, they were regarded in much the same way as they are now. Matt Gillies' men were gate-crashers, unlikely guests at the top table. Not content with being members of the elite division, the Foxes had the...
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Football: Sad Keegan Falls on His Sword ; Farewell to Wembley and to the England Coach after Tactical Plan Is Brutally Exposed by the Germans
The leaving speech I TOLD the players first that that's me finished. I just feel that I fall a little bit short for what is required of this job and the first person I've got to be honest to is myself. I sat out there first half and I could see things...
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Football: Sad Keegan Falls on His Sword ; Farewell to Wembley and to the England Coach after Tactical Plan Is Brutally Exposed by the Germans; England 0 Germany 1 Hamann 14 Half- Time: 0-1 Attendance: 76,377
AND SO, on a dank, dismal October afternoon, a national institution passed away, with not many friends. We knew it was over for Wembley, whose end could not come swiftly enough. Nobody expected the same of Kevin Keegan, not yet, anyway, but his demise...
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Football: Smith Refuses to Buckle after Low Blows ; Derby May Be Bottom but They Are Confident They Can Play Their Way out of Trouble
AFTER 32 years in the job, few managers wear a thicker skin than Jim Smith, but last Tuesday even he confessed to a moment or two of anticipatory discomfort before the chairman invited questions from the floor. It was his sixth annual general meeting...
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Football: The Keegan Years: From Scunthorpe to England Via Liverpool, Hamburg and Newcastle
1951: Born 14 Feb, Armthorpe, Yorkshire. 1968: Joins Scunthorpe as an apprentice. 1971: Transfers to Liverpool for pounds 35,000. 1972: England debut against Wales in Cardiff and goes on to help Liverpool win first of three League championships during...
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Football: Uefa Set to Force the Issue over Transfers
A PACKAGE to compensate clubs who lose players under the age of 23 will be a central plank in Uefa's plans for an alternative transfer system, it was revealed yesterday. Agreement has been reached by members of a task force set up by European football's...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Blake's Strike Points the Way ; Norwegians' Late Equaliser Curtails Optimism of Hughes as Wales Finally Stumble out of the Starting Blocks; Wales 1 Norway 1 Blake 60 Helstad 80 Half-Time: 0-0 Attendance: 51,000
THE ROAD to the World Cup Finals remains long and uninviting for Wales who, having forced themselves in front through a spectacular header from Nathan Blake, were unable to protect their advantage and have now forfeited five points from their first two...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Double Take for Hristov
GEORGI HRISTOV, a Tyke in his Barnsley days, did a double take to spearhead Macedonia's 3-0 victory over Azerbaijan in their World Cup qualifiying match in European group four in Skopje on Friday night. Hristov, who now plays for NEC Nijmegen in Holland,...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Fans' Man Does the Decent Thing but Why Didn't the FA Act Far Sooner? ; Nick Townsend Reflects on the Life and Traumatic Times of Wor Kev
KEVIN KEEGAN'S end after nearly 20 months of anquish, occasionally tempered by moments of expectancy, was honourable, if the timing was mighty inconsiderate. But then the Football Association, both old and new, have largely brought that misfortune upon...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Finnish Start to Bridge the Gulf ; Phil Gordon in Helsinki Reports on the Progress Made by Minnows
THE WOODS which overlook the Olympiastadion underline that autumn arrives early in Helsinki. The deep shades of gold and rust on the leaves contrast vividly with the clean white lines of one of world sport's most recognisable arenas. Unlike the trees,...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Germans Get It Right by a Fluke ; Imre Karacs in Berlin on the Soap Opera of the National Coach Job
GERMANY'S STAND-IN national manager is here to stay. Rudi Voller can expect to have his one-year contract extended, though mainly for reasons off the pitch. For the power struggle that has been racking German football was resolved in his favour even...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Healy Gives Reminder to Schmeichel ; Northern Ireland 1 Healy 38 Denmark 1 Rommedahl 60 Half-Time: 1-0 Attendance: 11,823
DAVID HEALY beat his former Manchester United training ground opponent Peter Schmeichel to continue the prolific start he has made to his international career as Northern Ireland earned a point in their Group 3 World Cup qualification campaign against...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Holland's Spectacular Silences Portugal ; Portugal 1 Conceicao 57 Republic of Ireland 1 Holland 72 Half- Time: 0-0 Attendance: 65,000
THE REPUBLIC of Ireland shocked the Dutch by taking a World Cup point in Amsterdam a month ago, so it seemed entirely appropriate, and not unlikely, that Matt Holland was the name on everybody's lips in Lisbon after the substitute from Ipswich Town powered...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Keegan Admits He Couldn't Put Wrongs Right ; Alex Hayes Looks Back at the Key Mistakes That Led to the Downfall
ENGLAND'S WOEFUL defeat against Germany yesterday could be dubbed the day of the S. That is, S for Southgate's selection, S for soaked, S for sad and, ultimately, S for so long, as Kevin Keegan decided to call an end to his 18-month tenure on the day...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Liberopoulos Finds Touch to Confound Finland
A DELIGHTFUL piece of skill by Nikos Liberopoulos gave Greece a 1- 0 victory over England's next World Cup opponents, Finland, in their Group Nine qualifying match at the Olympic stadium in Athens yesterday. The Panathinaikos forward spotted the previously...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Man-for-Man Marking
England David Seaman (Arsenal) Beaten by Hamann's quick thinking at a free-kick as England struggled to organise a defensive wall, Seaman later made a couple of smart saves but never looked as composed as his opposite number. Gary Neville (Manchester...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Nation Gets Ready for Graduation of Carrick ; Alex Hayes Sees Reward for Redknapp's Trust in Value of Youth
IT HAS long been accepted that it can be better to blood several young players together rather than one at a time. By bringing through David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers as a group, Sir Alex Ferguson created a close-knit and reassuring...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - No Way to Say Goodbyeto Wembley - and to Keegan ; Hamann Swings Wrecking Ball at England
GOOD RIDDANCE to Wembley. We never did like the place anyway. Venue of disappointments, house of despair. The wrecking crews will be in soon, but Kevin Keegan did not wait for the demolition experts. He went of his own accord, which was true to his nature...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - No Way to Say Goodbyeto Wembley - and to Keegan ; Hamann Swings Wrecking Ball at the Final Party; England 0 Germany 1 Hamann 14 Half-Time: 0-1 Attendance: 76,377
AND SO, on a dank, dismal October afternoon, a national institution passed away, with not many friends. We knew it was over for Wembley, whose end could not come swiftly enough. Nobody expected the same of Kevin Keegan, not yet, anyway. But his demise...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Now It Really Is All over, We're off to the Med ; Norman Fox Hears the Old Boys of '66 Sign off before Their Great Escape
FOR THE "Boys of '66", now mostly going on 60, the whole week building up to yesterday's match had been full of requests for interviews, memories, anecdotes... anything to do with that day on which Bobby Moore raised the World Cup, Nobby Stiles danced...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Prosinecki, Croatia's Prodigal, Returns ; A Nation at the Crossroads Welcomes Back a Favourite Son
ROBERT PROSINECKI must have given a wistful shake of the head when the images of riot police on the streets of Belgrade flickered across his television this week. Nine years ago Prosinecki witnessed the brutality of Slobodan Milosevic's baton-wielding...
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Slick Scholl Sets Shining Example ; Alex Hayes Sees Paul Scholes Put in the Shade by His near Namesake
IT WAS the day of the S. S for soaked, S for sad and, ultimately, S for solemn. But it was also the day for the S of Scholl. Germany's Mehmet was outstanding throughout and his performance eclipsed that of his counterpart, England's S, Paul Scholes....
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Football: World Cup 2000 - Strike Duo Struggle to Find Their Feet ; New Front Line Shows Little Sign of Cohesion as the German Defence Stand Firm
ANDY COLE and Michael Owen, the England manager had said, were "unarguably" the two best strikers in the country, and their pace would be a threat to any defence. Alas, pace, like patriotism, is not enough, and whether they can function in tandem at...
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Footsie Fallout Sparks German Penalty
THE LONDON Stock Exchange is ready to fine Deutsche Bank for its share-dealing in Dimension Data, the South African computer services group, as part of its crackdown on irregular trading in the UK's top companies. Deutsche is alleged to have driven up...
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Global Warming to Leave UK out in the Cold
GLOBAL WARMING will not result in a warmer Mediterranean-type climate for Britain, according to a new study from the Public Marine Laboratory in Plymouth. Instead it will get much colder, with Cornwall becoming a centre for winter sports, ports around...
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Go Higher: Any Questions? Help from a College Adviser
Q: My parents think they will have to pay the full tuition fee contribution but will find it quite difficult to pay it all in one go. Do any universities and colleges allow you to pay in instalments and how do I find out? This might affect my choice...
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Go Higher: Ask Advice and Have a Great Time
WHEN I went up to study in Newcastle in 1963 the maximum maintenance grant was pounds 320. Somehow I survived. I even managed to spend some nights at the Agogo nightclub dancing to groups such as The Animals. I also played rugby with internationals such...
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Go Higher: `Don't Blow All Your Money'
Nanette Daniels, 19, from London, has just started her second year of a degree in mathematics and North American studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton. "I have got a full loan of just over pounds 3,000 from my LEA in London but I have had to...
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Go Higher:`i'm Now Used to Living in Debt. and I Will Be for Quite Some Time'
IT HAPPENS to everybody eventually. It happened to me around the start of November. I was walking back from a particularly boring lecture on the Lipsett-Rokkan model of political cleavages (no, I didn't get it either) when I had the bright idea of stopping...
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Go Higher: Parents Dig Deep to Finance Student Life ; the Cost of Higher Education Is Putting a Heavy Strain on Many Family's Resources, Says Sarah Jewell
Students have never been more dependent on their parents for financial help. Every penny that their parents can give them is gratefully received but what is the best way for parents to support their debt-ridden kids? Kerstin Pereira runs the students...
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Go Higher: Student Finance in Scotland
The financial situation for students in Scotland is in a confusing state of limbo. The Scottish Executive has this year put forward proposals for the funding of higher education which are in the last stages of consultation and are expected to be in place...
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Go Higher: The Fees That Lie Behind Degrees ; Tuition Fees, Paid for by Taking out Student Loans, Are Now a Fact of Life for Students
Being a student is a costly business. Bills and demands for money come flying at you from all sides and the first pieces of paperwork to tackle are concerned with paying for your fees and applying for your student loan. The maximum tuition fee for 2000/2001...
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Go Higher: What to Do When the Sums Don't Add Up ; Getting a Grip on Incomings and Outgoings Has Become One of the Most Important Skills That a Student Can Learn, Says Sarah Jewell
According to the NUS, one in five students drop out of their courses and the main reason given is financial hardship. As debts start to pile up it is really important to keep a tight rein on your budget, particularly in the first few months when you...
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Go Higher: Where Does All the Money Go? ; Is All This Debt Worth a Degree? the Resounding Answer from Most Students Is Yes, Says Sarah Jewell
With the abolition of the maintenance grant and the introduction of tuition fees the full financial burden of studying in higher education now rests on the shoulders of each individual student. Parents contribute as much as they can, but in many cases...
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Golf: Europe's Women Have Scent of Victory ; Solheim Cup: American Team Have Mountain to Climb to Retain Trophy as They Struggle in Stormy Scotland
ON A day dominated by dark, threatening skies and thunderous downpours, it was little wonder Loch Lomond eventually gave in to the elements on the second days' play in the Solheim Cup. When play was finally halted at 3.29pm, Europe had increased their...
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Golf: Monty Strides on through the Wet ; World Matchplay: Inclement Weather Adds Mental Strain to the Physical Demands
FOR ONLY the third time in the history of the Cisco World Match Play, the tournament is unlikely to finish on time. The first item on the order of business this morning will be to resume the two 36- hole semi-finals, with the final starting sometime...
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Goodbye to Wembley - and Keegan
THE ENGLAND football coach, Kevin Keegan, shocked his players as well as the fans last night by resigning after his team's dismal performance against Germany in the opening match of the campaign to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Supporters were making...
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