The Independent on Sunday (London, England)

The Independent on Sunday is the Sunday edition of The Independent, a daily newspaper in London, England. The Independent Sunday covers local, national, and international news, sports, business, politics, and weather.

Articles from March 2, 2008

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100 Years of Struggling to Win Justice for Women
Despite a century of change, finds Susie Mesure, we are still striving for true sexual equality across the globeOne hundred years ago next Saturday, 15,000 female garment workers took to the streets of Manhattan with a list of demands longer than the...
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A Bit of Nip and Tuck in the Mountains
SHORT BREAKS Andorra has had a facelift. Is its new beauty worth beholding? Adrian Mourby explores on and off the slopesSince 16 May 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy has been a prince. Not many people know this but they do in the tiny principality of Andorra. Along...
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A Just War - but Only Just
Almost the only question not addressed in the several novels' worth of coverage of Prince Harry's tour of duty in Afghanistan is: should British troops be there at all? In a way, this is as it should be. Harry's desire to serve his country is entirely...
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All-Out Assault on Gaza Looms as 54 Die in Israeli Incursion
Palestinians fear wholesale invasion after the fighting, some of the fiercest in the region for monthsThe increasingly bloody conflict in Gaza escalated ominously yesterday when at least 52 Palestinians, some of them children, and two Israeli soldiers...
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Amateurs Take Pro Route to Beijing
Inside LinesHeartening evidence that British sport is not all dope and doom this weekend, thanks to the achievements of England's amateur boxers in Pescara, Italy, where results in the Olympic qualifying tournament have now secured at least seven places...
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American Master Class
Some of the finest paintings from across the Atlantic are about to go on display in Britain for the first time. Andrew Johnson reportsLandmark works by some of the early masters of American art are to be shown in Britain for the first time. The exhibit...
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An American President
Special report: The race for the White House My friend, Barack Obama As the Illinois Senator stands on the brink of the Democratic nomination, Cass R Sunstein, his colleague for 15 years, offers a fascinating insight into what makes this trailblazing...
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Andrew Buchan
Could the blank gaze of this enigmatic actor be the saviour of ITV drama? Close-upIf you're sick of twee period pieces and dramas about deranged mistresses, new thriller The Fixer might just restore your faith in ITV. And the casting of Andrew Buchan,...
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A Night on Bora Bora. If It's Good Enough for Nicole Kidman
HOTEL OF THE WEEKNicole Kidman had just left when I arrived and the St Regis Resort, Bora Bora, and the hotel was preparing for its next star guest, Pierce Brosnan.But the calibre of guests should come as no surprise: even by the extravagant standards...
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Annabel Karmel
Writer and children's nutrition guru, 47 I believe... CredoBeing a mother is the most important role in a woman's life. I was a musician but I felt strongly that I needed a career that fitted around my children. Writing did.If you do something you love,...
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'As First UK Bombs Fell, Battle for Hearts and Minds Was Lost'
The ugly truth Leo Docherty criticises the British military campaign in Helmand province, where the Prince served until his tour of duty was cut short after details of it were leaked on the internetsums up the aspirations of all young officers: "Go as...
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Auntie Beeb Itching for a Fight as Old Silverware Is Scrapped
Sport on TVWhen something is comic and tragic all at once, surely it's worth waiting for? So it may have taken three hours and 24 minutes for Middlesbrough to score the solitary goal that beat Sheffield United in the FA Cup (BBC1, Wednesday), but it...
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A Very Curious Way of Tying Us in to Europe
The great Liberal Democrat Commons walkout was not only trumped by the roof protesters - it fell victim to its own follyPerhaps it was bad luck for the Liberal Democrats, as it was for the referendists demonstrating outside Parliament, on the very day...
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Ballet Looks in the Mirror - and Finds a Rosy Future Gazing Back
Dance THE BIG TICKET Christopher Wheeldon lives up to his reputation with a work of profound innovation - and joy Royal Ballet mixed bill Royal Opera House LONDONMost ballets start with the curtain going up. Christopher Wheeldon's latest for the Royal...
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Banks Pick Sides as Oligarchs Fight for Mining Giant
::: Russian billionaires Deripaska and Usmanov hire London-based advisers to prepare rival bids for Pounds 27bn Norilsk NickelRival Russian oligarchs have hired a raft of London-based bankers as they gear up to bid for Norilsk Nickel, the mining giant...
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Bare-Faced Lies in a Baffling Day at the Office
Film A bit of a lark or a Byzantine puzzler? However you see it, this Lars von Trier 'comedy' is a bizarre creation The Boss of It All Lars von Trier 99 MINS, 15Danish provocateur Lars von Trier has never been my favourite film-maker, but his eccentricities...
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Barrington De la Roche & Inesa Vaiciute
Occupation Artists Age 63 & 25 Personal style Twin chic My styleJames Sherwood As we speak, you're on a film set playing a sinister fairground worker. Your look has led you to be cast in music videos, movies and theatre but the pair of you are most famous...
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Battle of Brits Should Be a Belter but Will It Be Worth the Weight for Haye?
BOXING Favourite may be cruising for a bruising as Maccarinelli talks tough ahead of domestic dispute that is too close to call. By Alan HubbardWhen the timekeeper calls "Seconds out, round one" at a packed O2 Arena in south-east London at about 2am...
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Benjani Lacks Sense of Direction as City Continue to Lose Way
Manchester City 0 Wigan Athletic 0 Substitutes: Manchester City: Caicedo for Elano (49), Castillo for Ireland (63). Wigan: Sibierski for King (66).Attendance: 38,261 Referee: Steve BennettMan of the match: ScharnerMatch rating: 4/10Not so long ago Eastlands...
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Billie Piper's Call Girl Leads British Charge at Europe's Top TV Awards
Dramas, documentaries and sitcoms from the BBC and Channel 4 account for almost half of all nominations at this year's prestigious Golden Rose festivalBillie Piper's turn as a high-class hooker in the television series Secret Life of a Call Girl last...
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Bloodletting at BAA: The New Regime That Must Take on a Jumbo-Sized Challenge
Amid the chaos in London's airports, Sir Nigel Rudd has replaced his chief executive. Margareta Pagano looks at a high-stakes moveSir Nigel Rudd flew out of Gatwick's North Terminal to his villa in Portugal on Thursday morning, leaving British airports...
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Brains and Humour, a Nice Antidote to the Archers' Bore
Radio Gabby Logan Radio 5 Live Rudy's Rare Records Radio 4I received an email from Radio 5 Live's publicity department last week. "Gabby Logan returns to Radio 5 Live for a new Sunday show combining her skills in presenting across news and sport,"...
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British Rallying Company Hopes Kuwaiti Investment Will Jump Start Its Fortunes
The Kuwaiti Investment Dar Company (IDC), which owns luxury marque Aston Martin, is set to take a stake in Prodrive, the Oxfordshire motor sport and engineering business, according to documents filed by the company.The Kuwaitis are believed to have the...
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Bronte Blues
What happened when du Maurier tackled Branwell Daphne By Justine PicardieBloomsbury Pounds 14.99Justine Picardie's new novel, Daphne, is a rum concoction which comes wrapped in one of the most attractive jacket designs, based on an illustration...
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Chambers Set to Follow in Footsteps of Disgraced Johnson
ATHLETICSAt about 11.45am next Friday, Dwain Chambers will be getting to his mark at the Palau Velodromo Luis Puig in Valencia, ready to follow in the footsteps of one Benjamin Sinclair Johnson. It just so happens that the prize at stake for the newly...
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Children Should Be Taught with Love and Respect
How to be happy'Should we smack our child? My husband says it didn't do him any harm, but I am not so sure.' J.Step 1 Violence against children is always wrong. What is the real lesson we teach our children by hitting them? We teach them that violence...
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China: A Difficult Place to Travel, a Glorious Country to Explore
PEOPLE AND PLACES Moving around this vast land has always been a hassle, yet the experience is incomparable, says food writer Fuchsia Dunlop. And she can't resist going back for moreIan and I had had visions of ambling across the dunes on our camels...
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Clinton Faces Her Own Alamo as She Battles Obama in Texas
Hillary's lead is long gone, as the Democratic candidates now run neck and neck in Ohio and the Lone Star stateIf the next three days turn out to be Hillary's Clinton's last stand in the 2008 presidential race, then she could not have chosen a more appropriate...
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Cloudy Lane Puts McCains on Right Road for Another National
ON COURSE FOR AINTREE Nicholls' Mr Pointment likely to miss Liverpool but stable land feature race at NewburyOn an afternoon of mixed fortunes for Grand National contenders, Cloudy Lane produced the silver lining. After a seven-length romp in the Grimthorpe...
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Could Rationing End Childhood Obesity?
Message Board Janet Street-Porter's proposal to tackle the nation's weight problem head-on was meat and drink to bloggers, who joined the debate at ios.typepad.comCould rationing end childhood obesity?Gareth ThomasWe could also start cooking with powdered...
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Could Rationing End Childhood Obesity?
Message BoardJanet Street-Porter's proposal to tackle the nation's weight problem head-on was meat and drink to bloggers, who joined the debate at ios.typepad.com"""Gareth ThomasWe could also start cooking with powdered egg again, wear gas masks and...
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Crisps and Vodka: The Proof Is in the Potato
Using the spuds he likes, Will Chase is trying to find another upmarket niche to build on the success of Tyrrells, as he explains to Lauren MillsWill Chase loves potatoes, cows and vodka. The farmer behind Tyrrells gourmet crisps starts each day "talking...
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Derbyshire's Late Strike Plunges Keegan into Fight for Survival
Misfiring Owen leaves Newcastle's messiah contemplating the unthinkable Newcastle Utd 0 Blackburn Rovers 1 Derbyshire (90) Substitutes: Newcastle: Martins for Butt (67), N'Zogbia for Duff (78). Blackburn: Roberts for McCarthy (60), Derbyshire for Emerton...
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Dismal Derby Labour in Vain to Clear Air of Defeatism
Derby County 0 Sunderland 0 Substitutes: Derby: Ghaly for Jones (56); Fagahn for Sterjovski (66), Earnshaw for Villa (79). Sunderland: Leadbitter for Reid (66), Stokes for Murphy (79).Attendance: 33,058Referee: Mike RileyMan of the match: MurphyMatch...
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Edwards Lets His Head Rule His Heart in a Game of Emotions
IRELAND vWALESShaun Edwards brings a lot to the table as a coach; specifically, when we meet, a huge diary embossed with "2008". He flicks it open and I can see concise Biro-written notes of training sessions filling almost every page, so no helpful...
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Emily's Family Values
It's been a challenging time for the actress Emily Mortimer, daughter of 'Rumpole' author John. First she discovered a secret half-brother; then she moved 3,500 miles away from her close-knit clan; now she's starring in a film opposite a sex doll. She...
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Equal Gender Rights Shouldn't Be Defined as a Feminist Issue
We've come a long way since 1911, when the then-home secretary force-fed imprisoned suffragettes whose dedication to the cause of female enfranchisement was so profound they were willing to put their lives on the line for it.To British women today, our...
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Feeling Hot, Boys?
Think fashion, and you think of womenswear. Which makes it all the more encouraging that the MAN shows are bringing menswear designers in from the coldA long-held bugbear of mine has been why London Fashion Week has been so fixated on womenswear. Over...
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Feminism Is No Match for a Giddy Pair of Shoes
Moral opponents of the Beijing Olympics reel off China's history of human rights abuses. This is a country where families dispose of their baby girls because of the one-child policy and grandmothers are still crippled by the old practice of foot binding....
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Flexible Friends
At the office/gallery of Michael Mohammed, if it's quirky and versatile, it's inAs an art dealer, your space is never private. Clients and colleagues often drop by and want to see what you have, so there is always an element of "open house" and therefore...
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For a Really Healthy Pay Rise, Consult Your Doctor
If I were a trade union leader, I would have been gazing at the British Medical Association with awe and envy last week. How on earth did the doctors' trade union manage to get GPs such a huge pay increase for actually doing less work?It all arises from...
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Forget about Flowers and Chocolates. Marmite Is the New Token of Affection
Been trading up recently? You have, haven't you? You'll be squawking that you're too rational, too busy and too socially concerned for any of that. But go through the fridge - come to think of it, what about the fridge itself? I bet it's bigger than...
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Forssell Hat-Trick Spurs Birmingham to Easy Pickings
Birmingham City 4 Forssell (7, 59, 81), Larsson (55) Tottenham Hotspur 1 Jenas (90) Substitutes: Birmingham: Parnaby forMcSheffrey (69), Zarate for McFadden (83), Jerome for Forssell (83). Tottenham: Jenas for Tainio (h-t), Keane for Malbranque (h-t),...
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Four Punishment Rooms Feared at Jersey Home
Police warn against attempts to intimidate abuse victims as man claims former children's home worker told him to keep quiet hidden 'punishment rooms' at Haut de la Garenne as more than 160 former victims come forwardPolice searching the Haut de la Garenne...
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Funds That Move Lightly on Their Feet
ISAS When picking a unit or investment trust, it may not pay to think big, write Kate Hughes and Julian KnightWith the deadline just over a month away for investing our annual allowance in a stock market individual savings account (ISA), investors are...
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Genuine Stand-Off over Who Must Be in at No 10
EXPERT ANALYSISIf I was picking the Welsh team to play Ireland on Saturday, I would be at a complete loss when it comes to choosing the No 10. I'm not one for sitting on the fence, but I must confessthat deciding between Stephen Jones and James Hook...
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Hermann Here to Help Pompey Reach Europe
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEWS Defender enjoys high life after being relegated four timesDenied a Uefa Cup place on the final day of last season by a dodgy offside decision, Portsmouth are knocking on the door again. Indeed, victory away to Everton this afternoon...
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Hock Steers Bulls towards Self-Destruction
RUGBY LEAGUE Wigan 28 Bradford 14 Half-time: 12-8 Att: 15,444It is far too early to start talking about a crisis at Bradford but it will take more than rearranging the furniture to put their house back in order this season. The Bulls' coach Steve McNamara...
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How Funny Will the Protesters Be When They're outside Your Door, David?
Where have all the protesters gone? Just one year ago it was customary for a gathering of private equity bigwigs to be flanked by the usual green-eyed gaggle of union-backed demonstrators.Who can forgot the antics of the GMB union in taking a camel to...
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How Is House Equity Divided When Unmarried Couples Split?
I would like to buy my ex-partner out of my house with the help of a friend, who I am hoping will be able to take over that share of the mortgage.The house was bought for 264,000. My ex-partner paid a 10 per cent deposit, so our mortgage is 238,000....
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How to Meet a Prince
No One Belongs Here More Than You By Miranda JulyCanongate Pounds 7.99Miranda July has a disarming name that sits well with the artfully intense photo of her on the jacket. Normally these things aren't worth pointing out, but there's enough in this...
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Hunting a Pop Hit? Radio Pluggers Are the People to Chase
Once upon a time a good word from the 'NME' was all wannabe stars needed for success. Not any more, reports Sophie HeawoodThe NME Awards usually attract plenty of headlines for the antics of their pop stars. A celebrity-studded event, they make bands...
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'I'd Pick Scholes for Euro Final on Sentiment'
NEWSSir Alex Ferguson has revealed he will pick Paul Scholes in his team for "sentimental" reasons if Manchester United go on to reach the Champions' League final this season.Scholes suffered the heartache of missing United's dramatic 2-1 victory over...
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'I Just Want the Mouth God Gave Me'
Courtney Love is not the only one regretting plastic surgery - so many patients are seeking reversals that the procedure has been given a name:'undo-plasty'what goes up must come down. Although the cliche is not generally applied to Victoria Beckham's...
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'I Never Had Any Illusions about Gordon'
A WRITER'S LIFE Best-selling author Iain Banks grew up just down the road from the Prime Minister's house in Fife, but this old-school leftie now feels more at home with the SNPIain Banks has a new passport. That's nice, you might think - poor fellow...
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It Came out of Africa - Via the Upper West Side
Rock Preppy Ivy Leaguers Vampire Weekend love their Afrobeats - either that, or they've been listening to too much early-Eighties Talking Heads Vampire Weekend Audio Brighton Does It Offend You, Yeah? Brixton Academy londonFaster than you can sneer...
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It's All Our Fault. Just Ask the Australians
CITY EYEThe upside-down view of the City - this week's column comes to you from Sydney - is no prettier than the European weather.There is a mild sense of bewilderment and grudge towards the UK and the US from down under. The Australians look at our...
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It's Brazil versus China as the Iron Man Protects Its Pricing Power
Joshua Schneyer reports on the territorial ambitions of mining giant Vale as it seeks to combat the growing clout of the People's Republic in the steel marketSteel makers might not see Vale as a natural ally. The Rio de Janeiro company is, after all,...
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'I Will Not Stop Bullying You'
Novels about teenagers have changed since Adrian Mole's day. Meet precocious, obnoxious, 14-year-old Oliver... Submarine By Joe DunthorneHamish Hamilton Pounds 16.99It was a terrible fact of my teenage years that the closest that contemporary fiction...
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I Will Stay for Years and I'll Claim the Title, Says Benitez
Rafa Benitez believes he will be manager of Liverpool long beyond the expiry of his contract in two years' time and will eventually lead them to a desperately desired first Premier League title. He made those assertions on Friday at almost the exact...
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John Malkovitch & Bella Freud
How we metJohn Malkovich 54is a twice Oscar-nominated actor best known for his roles in Dangerous Liaisons and Being John Malkovich. His production credits include Juno, Ghost World and The Libertine. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his partner...
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Jon Hamm
Mad Men Sunday 10pm BBC4Mad Men takes you back to the infancy of American consumerism, to a 1960s Madison Avenue advertising firm, where men were men, secretaries were sexy and everyone smoked like it was going out of fashion. Fizzing with smart dialogue...
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Key to Success Is Filling Our Boots in First Dig
EXPERT ANALYSISEngland need to start winning Test matches. To do that we have to get the process right again. Put bluntly, that means scoring runs in the first innings. We haven't done that for a while, six matches; too long. We've talked about it a...
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Killing Time at the Airport? Then Get Some Killer Nails
SPAS Spa services aren't just available in executive lounges. Now Jo(e) Public can indulge too, says Simone KaneWhen Terminal 5 launches at Heathrow later this month, special services in the executive lounges for British Airways' premium passengers will...
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King of Tittle-Tattle Quits to Reveal All
MAGAZINES As Mark Frith steps down as editor of 'Heat', Katy Guest imagines how the title might report his passingSkinnyTough times take their toll even in the lives of the biggest celebrities and, as our exclusive pics show, one of our national treasures...
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Lampard off but Old Boys Back to Haunt Hammers
Grant has last laugh as new-look Chelsea storm to simple victory West Ham Utd 0 Chelsea 4 Lampard (pen 17), J Cole (20), Ballack (22),A Cole (64) Substitutes: West Ham: Ashton for Boa Morte (h-t), Zamora for Cole (65), Solano for Faubert (65). Chelsea:...
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Last-Gasp Bendtner Stuns O'Neill as Arsenal Cling to One-Point Lead
Superb Villa well worthy of point but fans' sickening Eduardo chant leaves Wenger shaking his head Arsenal 1 Bendtner (90) Aston Villa 1 Senderos og (27) Substitutes: Arsenal: Bendtner for Diaby (59), Denilson for Senderos (78), Silvafor Flamini (78)....
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Late and Great Harper Lifts Reading
PREMIER LEAGUE Coppell's struggling side snatch a stoppage-time winner against Middlesbrough to collect their first points since Boxing Day Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1 Harper (90) Substitutes: Middlesbrough: Cattermole for Arca (59), Mido for Alves (68),...
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Lie Back and Think of Canada
The women wear the trousers in this well-mannered, century- spanning family saga Remembering the Bones By Frances ItaniSceptre Pounds 17.99Hale and independent Georgie Danforth has been invited to an 80th birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace as one...
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Little Wonder
In her cramped back garden, Jane McMorland Hunter has broken every rule to create an Eden in miniature. Emma Townshend squeezes in...Maybe she's been forewarned I can be bribed with cake, because when I arrive at the Fulham home of the garden writer...
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Look at Those Cavemen Go!
You won't learn much about Berlin, or indeed Bowie, but this book illuminates a fascinating creative period Bowie in Berlin By Thomas Jerome SeabrookJawbone Pounds 14.95One of the great privileges of being an adolescent rock fan in the 1970s was the...
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Managing Nicely by Guiding Potters to the Promised Land
CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW Tony Pulis couldn't care less about winning ugly and will pull off a minor miracle if he earns promotion with Stoke. By Ronald AtkinStoke City's tribute to their finest son, Stanley Matthews, is paid with not one but three statues...
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Mark My Words & Other Cliches
Brokered Any political agreement achieved in the presence of an independent arbitrator is inevitably brokered: "The deal, which was brokered by the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, will see Odinga occupy a newly created post of executive prime...
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Medvedev Steps out from Putin's Shadow as Russia Goes to Polls
With the election result not in doubt, former president has already been usurped by his anointed successorThere's a new doll on the block. The familiar frowning face of Vladimir Putin is no longer the "outside" shell of the matryoshka sets on St Petersburg's...
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Meet His First Lady: Funny and So Authentic
Nobody could call Barack Obama a slouch at inspirational public speaking, but anyone who has heard his wife might have to conclude she's even better.Michelle Obama, 44, has been nothing short of a firecracker on the campaign trail - passionate, eloquent,...
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Meet Skeet, a Colourful Champ Who's Totally Addicted to Bass
Fishing LinesWanna know what it feels like inside a tornado? Then spend a few hours as a passenger on a competition bass-fishing boat. The driver wants to get everywhere fast. Travel time is wasted fishing time. So they open up that 250hp engine and...
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Michael Jackson's Neverland to Be Sold at Public Auction
FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION The troubled superstar faces humiliation after defaulting on his outsize mortgageEven after the child molestation charges, the botched plastic surgery, the face masks and pyjamas, it's hard to imagine a greater humiliation for Michael...
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Missing
CRIME The contrasting searches for Shannon and Madeleine Has class influenced the rewards offered and publicity given to two campaigns to find missing children? Cole Moreton goes to Dewsbury to investigateShannon Matthews has been missing for nearly...
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Multilingual Senderos to Let His Feats Do the Talking in Milan
CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE PREVIEW Defender winning over the fans as Arsenal's critical moment arrivesWith five languages to his name, Philippe Senderos is a useful figure to have in the Tower of Babel that is the Arsenal dressing room. Recently he has been convincing...
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Must-Win Series for Ailing England
FIRST TEST PREVIEW Victory is essential if tourists are to be seen as serious contenders - but their batting policy is bizarre while four bowlers is a riskIf England are to be serious Test contenders again, which in reality means one thing, they must...
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My Dentist and I Hole Monsters to Put Smiles Back on Our Faces
The HackerIt may not have the beauty of the blooming of an early daffodil or the first peep at a primrose, but there's a joy to be had from the springtime flowering of hope in a hacker's heart that this could be his year.A faltering golfer's capacity...
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My Favourite City? Somewhere with Fried Cheese and Chips
I'm in San Francisco at the start of a curious nine-day road trip down to LA - playing the finest golf courses in California along the way. I adore San Francisco. It's possibly my favourite city in the world - stunning-looking, wonderful standard of...
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The author comes to Britain to defend 'the most-bought, least- read book' of our times Close-upYou might think the writer of a book that topped Amazon's non- fiction chart throughout 2007 would be keen to get cracking on a follow-up. Not so the Lebanese-born...
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'Never Stop Looking. Children Can Come Back'
INTERVIEWSBefore the documentary 'The Girls Who Were Found Alive' was shown on Channel 4, its subjects Lisa Hoodless and Charlene Lunnon told 'The Times' how they survived the ordeal of being kidnapped and raped nine years ago, when they were 10 years...
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Nicholas De Jongh Sets Himself Up for a Dramatic Fall
CultureWhat possesses a drama critic to write a play? It is one thing for a book reviewer to turn his hand to fiction - it happens all the time - but in the theatrical world such role reversals have been virtually unheard of since George Bernard Shaw...
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No Wonder the Tories Ask, 'Are We There Yet?'
The recent immigration debate shows the Conservatives are still doing battle over what sort of party they want to beThe battle for the soul of the Conservative Party is not over yet. In one corner last week there was Michael Howard, who told Michael...
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Off the Dead Man's Handle and Back on the Right Track
The chief of National Express is in his element again after his dark days as the Government's railwayman, finds David ParsleyPoacher turned gamekeeper then poacher again. That sums up the career of Richard Bowker over the past decade. "Yes, it can get...
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Out of the Darkness, into the Light
WALK OF THE MONTH Derbyshire's sharply contrasting landscapes meet in the Hope and Edale valleys. Mark Rowe reportsThe Peak District's two distinctive halves - the dark, northern gritstone and the southern, white, limestone - come together around the...
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Outside Edge
beleaguered british football managers fearing the chop might consider emigrating to Canada, where they appear to have a Corinthian attitude to results. The University of Toronto's head football coach, Steve Howlett, is up for a pay rise after serving...
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Play It Again, Rock against Racism
Thirty years on, a new generation is being recruited to counter growing threat from the far rightThirty years after it politicised a generation of activists, Rock Against Racism is being restaged at its original venue of Victoria Park, in east London,...
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Play Your Carbs Right
They may be everyday favourites for the rest of us, but potatoes and pasta were forbidden in her kitchen for years. Now Skye Gyngell has finally fallen for the charms of these wholesome nutritional staplesOver the four years that Petersham Nurseries...
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Portishead Come out of Hiding
COMING SOON - POP Music critic Simon Price looks forward to the return of Bristol's shyest bandCan it really be 14 years since a combination of the spooky siren sound of the theremin, the tasteful scritch-scratch of Geoff Barrow's old vinyl records,...
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Raped, Pregnant, Infected with HIV - and Happy to Help
Fighting Aids Jemima Khan meets a remarkable health campaignerWhat could be worse than being raped? To be raped and to find yourself pregnant by your rapist. Or to be raped, pregnant and discover you've got HIV. And for the unborn child to be at risk...
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Remember, Dan, It Could Have Been Me
STARDOM James Hanning recalls boyhood with Daniel Day-LewisOf all of us, "Dan" was the one you thought would make it. Bastard. We Blackheath/Greenwich boys had all cut our teeth in school plays with varying degrees of success, but he seemed to want it...
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Richards' Men Get the Stoop Rocking
Harlequins 30 Gloucester 25 Harlequins Tries: Jones, Brown, Robson Cons: Jarvis 2, Malone Pens: Jarvis 3 Gloucester Tries: Adams, Balshaw, Allen, Simpson-Daniel Con: Walker Pen: Walker Half- time: 17-20 Att: 12,638With less than a minute to play in this...
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Rising Prices Threaten Millions with Starvation, despite Bumper Crops
There has never been anything remotely like the food crisis that is now increasingly gripping the world, threatening millions with starvation. For it is happening at a time of bumper crops.All the familiar signs of impending disaster are here, and in...
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Robins Fly on to Top Perch after McCombe Strike
ROUND-UPA "sublime" strike by defender Jamie McCombe saw Bristol City make full use of Stoke City's inactivity by beating Hull City 2-1 to go top of the Championship. The Robins led when Dele Adebola controlled a long punt from Jamie McAllister and fired...
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Sausages 'N' Crash
JG Ballard unveils what will probably be his last book Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton By JG Ballard4th Estate Pounds 14.99 BooksReviewJG Ballard has flirted with autobiography before. Empire of the Sun, still his most famous novel, and...
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Sheridan Props Up All England's Hopes
SCOTLAND v ENGLAND The massive front-rower shoulders the burden as he becomes pivotal to Red Rose ambitions. By Tim GloverIt was almost written in tablets of stone. If Jonny Wilkinson was up and running, all would be well with England. It is now getting...
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Sheringham, 41, Calls Time on Great Career
LEGEND TO RETIREFormer England striker Teddy Sheringham announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. Sheringham, who will turn 42 next month, is currently at the Championship side Colchester United, where he will finally end his...
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