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Articles from October 21, 2000

Baggies' Joy over Ehiogu
The 27-year-old defender closed the chapter on his six-month transfer saga by finalising an pounds 8 million switch to Middlesbrough yesterday - netting the Baggies a pounds 3m windfall. Thompson effectively reignited the on-off deal six weeks ago...
British Nuclear Subs out of Action
BRITAIN is to lose the use of its entire fleet of nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarines for an indefinite period following the discovery of a fault in one of the vessels. The decision to take all 12 boats out of service followed a detailed inspection...
BRUM IN VICE DISTRICT CALL; Initiative 'Would Drive Prostitutes off Streets'
A HAMBURG-style red light district where prostitutes could ply their trade without prosecution is being considered for Birmingham city centre, it emerged today. The city is poised to spearhead demands for a radical change in the law to drive prostitutes...
Changing Course for Success; Torrance Helps Redesign the Brabazon
SAM Torrance, captain of the Ryder Cup team, and Dave Thomas, designer of the Brabazon course where the next match will be played next September, have got together to make life as difficult as possible for the American team. Having spent more than...
Chess Notes
STAFFORDSHIRE Chess Association made a presentation to veteran organiser Graham Humphries, of Kingswinford, to mark 50 years of continuous chess administration, mainly at junior level. The list of posts Graham, now 71, has graced over half a century...
Double Chinn: Roll out the Barrow!
SOME days it was really hard dragging y'self out a bed so early in the morning. But it was not good moping about and moaning, you had to do it and that was that. You'd med y'r bed and y' had to lie on it and no-one but you had med the decision to...
Dozens of Complaints about Noise; Officers Swoop on Illegal Rave
AN ILLEGAL rave in the heart of Birmingham has been busted by environmental services officers following scores of complaints about early hours noise. Thousands of pounds worth of valuable records and sound equipment was seized in the raid on the...
'Encarta Book of Quotations ' (Pounds 30, Bloomsbury)/'Cassell's Movie Quotations' (Pounds 20, Cassell & Co)
FOR bookworms, there can be few more pleasurable ways of spending your time than by taking a short break to pour over a volume of quotations. With 1,700 pages between them, two new books will delight and entertain for as long as you own them. ...
England's Delight at Tough Work-Out
ENGLAND emerged from their opening warm-up match of their Pakistan tour both relieved and delighted with the stern work-out they were given by a strong Governor's XI at the National Stadium. Four of their leading batsmen spent time at the crease,...
Families 'Are Denied Visas to Visit the UK' Bangladeshis Speak to High Commissioner
BANGLADESHI people are being denied visas to visit family members in Birmingham for weddings and funerals, it has been revealed. Prominent Asian businessmen told the British High Commissioner of Dhaka, Bangladeshi of the travel difficulties members...
Flight Set for Take-Off
EARLY Flight can land ahead in the final battle for the Breeders Forum Produce Stakes pot of gold by staying unbeaten in the competition when the destination of some pounds 23,000, with pounds 10,000 to the winner, will be up for grabs at Hall Green...
Going to Work's a Reel Pleasure; Phil Has Been Showing Films for 60 Years
WHEN Phil Fawke first began working in the cinema industry, James Stewart was the Oscar-winning best actor for The Philadelphia Story and Ginger Rogers was best actress for Kitty Foyle. John Ford was best director for Grapes of Wrath and Hitchcock's...
Gregory Ready to Cash In
We had three players who left before Ugo because they thought the grass was greener. And what happened? They're all playing reserve team football John Gregory John Gregory last night took a parting shot at Ugo Ehiogu and a side-swipe at Aston...
Group One Winner to Quit
VIC Soane is to quit training just two years after landing his biggest win, it was reported today. The East Garston-based 41-year-old, who lifted the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp with My Best Valentine in October 1998, is to hand in his...
Hatton Faces Thaxton Tester
RICKY Hatton has handsomely passed his apprenticeship at 'intermediate' world level. But the son of a former Manchester City footballer could face his biggest test in tonight's British light-welterweight title clash with Jon Thaxton at the Wembley...
Hendrie's Pledge to Keep Quiet for Villa
VILLA midfielder Lee Hendrie has admitted he must curb his dissent to save his career. John Gregory criticised the 23-year-old after his sending off at Arsenal. And the player, who has been in bright form all season, admits he let himself and...
Home & Garden: Blowing in the Wind!
Byline: Interview by Peter Pashley OF all the treasures in the border the Shoo Fly plant is the one just now bringing pleasure and some amusement for Monique Paice in her garden. In a 15-page listing of plants at Bourton House Garden near Moreton-in-Marsh,...
HOME & GARDEN: Create Your Own Fantasy
Byline: DIANE PARKES WHICH is the one room of the house in which we spend the most time? Our very own comfort zone, where we hide from the stresses of the day, recuperate for the next onslaught and switch off to the world outside. The bedroom...
Jailed Activist 'Saved by Mum'
BRITISH human rights campaigner James Mawdsley arrived back in England today and immediately called for the Burmese military junta to be prosecuted for genocide. But his plea for diplomatic action came only after he admitted: 'I couldn't have done...
Jiminez Turns Up the Heat in Spain
MIGUEL Angel Jimenez stepped up his bid for a third successive Turespana Masters title in Madrid today. A 25-foot putt from off the green at the ninth hole enabled Jimenez to turn a two-hole deficit into a one-stroke lead over Dubliner Padraig Harrington...
Memory Lane for Ronnie
MEETING Graeme Dott in the semi-finals of the pounds 440,000 Grand Prix at Telford tonight will bring back bitter-sweet memories for Ronnie O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan leads the diminutive Glaswegian 5-0 in career head-to-heads and, when they clashed...
Motor Sport Schumacher in Pole Position
NEWLY-CROWNED World Champion Michael Schumacher stormed to pole position for tomorrow's season-ending Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur. Schumacher dominated today's session to move closer to celebrating Ferrari's first title double since 1979....
Mum's Charity Run Tribute to Heather; Family and Friends Join Fundraiser
THE MOTHER of a Birmingham schoolgirl who died after contracting a deadly strain of E.coli is to pay a poignant tribute to her daughter by tackling a gruelling run on what would have been her tenth birthday. Julie Preen, from Rednal, is planning...
'Nightmare' over at Last as Ehiogu Eyes Call-Up; Ugo Ehiogu Says Last Days at Villa Park Were the 'Lowest''
Bryan Robson last night challenged Ugo Ehiogu to win a regular England place. Ehiogu, 28 next month, has signed a five-year contract and goes straight into the squad for today's Premiership trip to Charlton Athletic after ending months of misery...
O'Connor Fury on Blues Contract Offer
CAPTAIN Martin O'Connor may demand a transfer after a 'belittling' new contract offer. The news, coming on the eve of Blues trip to Sheffield Wednesday (1pm), is stunning. But O'Connor insists he is so disappointed with the negotiations and a...
Paralympics: SMALE SWEATING ON APPEAL; Long World Record Seals Seventh Gold
SALFORD'S Giles Long repeated his Atlanta success in the S8 classification of the men's 100 metres butterfly to give Britain a seventh gold and in doing so shaved seven-one-hundreds-of-a-second off his own world record in recording a new best of one...
Putting the Brakes on Cruiser Menace; Police Tackle Boy Racers
WEST Midlands Police is considering staging 'cops and robbers shows' in a bid to tackle the spiralling menace of car 'cruisers'. Part of the bizarre plan involves painting a stock car in police colours and the force is already in talks with legal...
RAC Staff to Rebel on Hours Shake-Up; Legal Action Threat over New Contracts
A LEGAL row looms over plans by RAC bosses to activate new contracts for emergency break down call workers at the motoring group's prestige Midlands control centre. Up to a dozen employees at the landmark futuristic building overlooking the M6 at...
Rambling
I'm sometimes asked to provide a figure of eight walk (effectively two short circulars from the same starting point), so that walkers can return to base and choose whether to extend their ramble. The following walks from Blackstone Picnic Place,...
Real Billy Elliot in Court Battle; Funds Bid for Gifted Ballet Boy
THE parents of a real-life 'Billy Elliot' from Birmingham asked a High Court judge to back his fight for funding to achieve his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. For years, dedicated 12-year-old Jacob Youngson kept his ambitions a...
Row Rages over Hyslop Registration
THE relationship between two Midlands rugby rivals took another turn for the worse this week with Coventry threatening legal action following the Rugby Football Union's decision to accept Ricky Hyslop's registration with Birmingham & Solihull....
Spinning the Dome; Regeneration Claim Is Just a Red Herring
STEVEN Ruby's diatribe against Birmingham from the comparative safety of that Georgian non-entity Leamington Spa was quite amusing. Funniest of all is that he has swallowed hook, line and sinker the Government's latest propaganda which claims that...
Still Bewitched by That Old Black Magic; One Box of Chocolates Sparked 60 Years of Love
OLD romantic Tom Clark used a bit of Black Magic to woo the pretty girl he'd just met. The ploy worked because after Tom had bought his sweet-toothed new love a box of the famous chocolates on their next date. she was his for life. New love Marjorie...
Tammy Can Lift Final Prize
TAMBURLAINE can show he is a top-class two-year-old and give a boost to Nayef by winning the pounds 175,000 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster today. Richard Hannon's colt went down by a neck to Marcus Tregoning's charge after a ding-dong battle throughout...
The Dream Machines; from Morgan to Mini - Something for Everyone
THEY came to look for fleet models and compare markets, but mostly they came just to see their dream cars. Thousands of car lovers turned out from all over the country for the first public day of this year's Motor Show and with more than 1,000 models...
Tragic Doctor Made Errors; Anaesthetist Tried to Amend Records
AN ANAESTHETIST responsible for treating a ten-year-old boy who died following a routine dental operation made a string of mistakes, the General Medical Council has ruled. The professional conduct committee made the findings yesterday in the case...
Tyson Wins as Golota Refuses to Fight
MIKE Tyson's freak show with Andrew Golota in Michigan ended in predictably controversial fashion this morning when the Pole refused to answer the bell for the third round. Golota suddenly quit the bout between boxing's two most unstable heavyweights...
US Fears in Medal Drought
THE United States, the world's foremost athletics power, has yet to win its first medal half way through the world junior athletics championships. The world juniors are a proving ground for the track and field stars of the future and a finishing...
Vicar's Anger over Hospital 'Disgrace'
A VICAR today protested to health bosses over the 'scandalous disgrace' of conditions at Sutton Coldfield's Good Hope Hospital - and urged them to do better or resign. The Rev Ian Williams, Vicar of Christ Church, Lichfield, was appalled by conditions...
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Band Red Shoes
THEY were described by one music critic as 'one of the greatest unsigned bands in the history of Birmingham rock' and vocalist Carolyn Evans was likened to Sandy Denny. But, despite a healthy live following, commercial success always eluded the...
Yorick Ready for a Battle against Old Pals
YORICK Williams pits his explosive talents against those of kindred spirits on the London Leopards team tonight at the Aston Villa Leisure Centre (7.00). The Pertemps Bullets forward delighted in rattling the cages of officialdom and rival BBL teams...