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Articles from June 27, 2008

(1) Arsenal's Misery Inspires Fabregas (2) Cesc Is Determined to Ease Arsenal Pain with Euro Final Glory; Diamond Guiza: Striker Daniel Guiza Lifts the Ball over Russia Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to Put Spain 2-0 Ahead Last Night
Byline: IAN CHADBAND CESC FABREGAS today vowed to lead Spain to European glory to exorcisethe memory of his Champions League Final nightmare with Arsenal. The Gunners' young maestro, who has played the role of 'super sub' for Spain enroute to...
2012 Chiefs Pledge Not to Spoil Greenwich Park
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs have promised that Greenwich Park will not suffer anydamage as a result of hosting the 2012 equestrian event. Games planners have guaranteed concerned locals that ancient trees in the royalpark will not have...
2012 Chiefs Pledge Not to Spoil Greenwich Park; Course for Horses: Local Residents Fear That Some of the Royal Park's Ancient Trees Might Be Uprooted When the Course for the Olympic Equestrian Event Is Designed
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs have promised that Greenwich Park will not suffer anydamage as result of hosting the 2012 equestrian event. Games planners have guaranteed concerned locals that ancient trees in the royalpark will not have...
Adebayor Farce as He Talks in Riddles
Byline: IAN CHADBAND EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR added to the confusion surrounding his future todaywhen he appeared to commit himself to Arsenal, only to change tack just over anhour later and admit he is being chased by a "number" of clubs. The striker...
A Little Night Music in the City of Light
Byline: JANINE DI GIOVANNI FOR one magical night a year, the sombre Parisian mine d'enterrement(funeral face), especially favoured by shopkeepers, waiters and politicians, disappears. The occasion is the annual Fete de la Musique, usually held...
A Long Year for Gordon Brown
IT SEEMS almost cruel to wish Gordon Brown a happy anniversary today forhis first year as Prime Minister. To do so recalls the glad confident morning of 27 June, 2007, when Mr Brownwent to the Palace and achieved his lifetime's dream. Today,...
Amy Leaves Sickbed to Sing at Mandela Concert Tonight; Back on Track: Amy Winehouse Rehearses on the Stage at Hyde Park Ready for Her Performance at the . . . . . Nelson Mandela Concert Tonight
Byline: LOUISE JURY AMY WINEHOUSE today put her heart and soul into rehearsals for tonight'sNelson Mandela birthday concert in Hyde Park and shrugged off the illness thatlanded her in hospital. Despite missing a photocall with Mr Mandela and...
Andy Gets Our Hopes Up So That Means It's High Time to Panic
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN A YEAR ago it, much like Andy Murray's damaged wrist, was put on ice,but now the agony returns. A country that couldn't give a fig about tennis for50 weeks of the year awakes to the remote prospect of a Wimbledonsemi-finalist,...
Arts World Backs Rego in Fight to Save Her Studio; Creative Centre: Paula Rego Is Objecting to Plans to Build Flats on a Garage Next to Her Studio in Camden. the Artist, Whose Works Include Sleeping (1986), above, Has Been There since 1993. Sir Nicolas Serota, below Left, and Anthony Caro Have Taken Up Her Cause
Byline: DANIEL CARRIER LEADING figures in the arts world are rallying to save the back-streetCamden Town studio of acclaimed artist Paula Rego. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota and sculptor Anthony Caro are backing Rego,73, in her fight against...
Arts World Backs Rego in Fight to Save Studio; (1) Supporters: Nicholas Serota, above, and Anthony Caro (2) Creative Centre: Paula Rego Is Objecting to Plans to Build Flats on a Garage Next to Her Studio in Camden Where She Has Worked since 1 Im Im Ig
Byline: DANIEL CARRIER LEADING figures in the arts world are rallying to save the back-streetCamden Town studio of artist Paula Rego. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota and sculptor Anthony Caro are backing Rego,73, in her fight against a development...
Barclays Takes a Dip on Talk of New Fundraising
Byline: SARAH MARKS BARCLAYS dipped below [pounds sterling]3 today after a leading City analyst warned thebank could need a further [pounds sterling]9 billion if it wants to bring its capital ratiointo line with UK and US peers. Citigroup's Tom...
Berkeley Predicts a Bumpy Ride - and Blames It on Banks
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN HOUSEBUILDER Berkeley Group today reported a shocking collapse in salesand warned the market faced a "bumpy ride" for the rest of the year. The firm, a specialist at urban regeneration in London and the South-East, saidsales...
Birthdays? I Gave Up on Mine When I Was Seven
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THE pictures of Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday dinner party are a gift tous all. They are the birthday party pictures to end all birthday partypictures. None of us will have to bother taking any more of our own in future. ...
Bjork Goes Mad at Knebworth; (1) Earth Woman: Bjork's Latest Songs Have a Tribal Feel That Will Make You Want to Coat Yourself in Mud (2) Restless Eclecticism: Manu Chao
Byline: DAVID SMYTH ANYONE with a microphone will be playing a gig in a field somewhere thissummer but few will be more suited to their green and brown surroundings thanBjork and her Volta stage set. The Icelandic singer has already taken the...
Black Police Leader Joins Race Attack on Met Chief
Byline: ROB SINGH A BLACK police leader today said he had to take a "deep breath" as helearned details of allegations made by Scotland Yard assistant commissionerTarique Ghaffur against the Met. Commander Ali Dizaei said he was "shocked" at the...
Boris Aide: Run Schools for Profit
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES STATE schools should be run for profit by private companies, a senioraide to London Mayor Boris Johnson believes. Sir Simon Milton, the Mayor's adviser on planning and housing, said today thatopening state schools up to...
Brave Tommy Is Gunning for Andy; (1) Fighter: Tommy Haas Has Endured Tough Times, but Never Considered Quitting Tennis (2) Pain Game: Andy Murray, in Action during His Win over Xavier Malisse (Left), Has Unhappy Memories of Haas (above), Having Lost to Him at Indian Wells Last Year, Injurying His Ankle in the Process (Below)
Byline: Chris Jones TOMMY HAAS could have walked away from tennis after his latest shoulderinjury, but the former world No2 refused to hang up his racket and now standsbetween Andy Murray and a fourth-round place at Wimbledon. Just reaching up...
Brave Tommy Is Gunning for Andy; (1) Pain Game: Andy Murray, in Action during His Win over Xavier Malisse (Left), Has Unhappy Memories of Haas (above), Having Lost to Him at Indian Wells Last Year, Injurying His Ankle in the Process (below) (2) Fighter: Tommy Haas Has Endured Tough Times, but Never Considered Quitting Tennis
Byline: Chris Jones TOMMY HAAS could have walked away from tennis after his latest shoulderinjury, but the former world No2 refused to hang up his racket and now standsbetween Andy Murray and a fourth-round place at Wimbledon. Just reaching up...
Brown's Humiliation in Henley
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL came third with 1,321 and the BNP's Timothy Rait fourth on 1,243. Lib- Dem leader Nick Clegg said: " After said a close ally of the Premier. " We spent about [pounds sterling] 10,000 on the seat which is probably...
Brown's Humiliation in Henley; Top Banana: Conservative Victor John Howell Surrounded by Fellow Candidates Including the BNPs Timothy Rait, Left, Who Polled More Votes Than Labours Richard McKenzie, and Ukips Chris Adams, Right, Who Was Only 200 Votes Behind Mr McKenzie
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL LABOUR MPs openly questioned Gordon Browns future today after the partywas battered into fifth place behind the far-Right BNP in the Henleyby-election. The ignominy of losing to the extremist fringe prompted...
Brown's Humiliation in Henley; Top Banana: Conservative Victor John Howell Surrounded by Fellow Candidates Including the BNP's Timothy Rait, Left, Who Polled More Votes Than Labour's Richard McKenzie, and Ukip's Chris Adams, Right, Who Was Only If Ie Ie Votes Behind Mr McKenzie
Byline: JOE MURPHY, NICHOLAS CECIL LABOUR MPs openly questioned Gordon Brown's future today after the partywas battered into fifth place behind the far-Right BNP in the Henleyby-election. The ignominy of losing to the extremist fringe prompted...
Cairn Leads the Upward Charge as Oil Soars Again
Byline: SARAH MARKS OIL producers were among the few winners today as the London stockmarket responded to record oil prices above $140 and Wall Street's dizzy 350-point plunge. Cairn Energy soared 139p to 3225p while Tullow Oil was 23p higher...
Clinic's First Surgical Cure for Migraines
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD A LONDON clinic is offering British migraine sufferers a surgical curefor the first time. The procedure will be carried out at the new Migraine Surgery Centre in HarleyStreet. The operation involves removing a muscle...
Customers Miss out as Pru Holds on to [Pounds Sterling]9bn; Keeping the Cash: Nick Prettejohn Said Prudential Needs a Cushion against Crashes
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH PRUDENTIAL risked a row with MPs, regulators and its own customers todaywhen it decided to hang on to almost [pounds sterling]9 billion of funds in its so-calledinherited estate. By arguing that the money is a vital cushion...
Customers to Miss out as Prudential Holds on to [Pounds Sterling]9bn
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH PRUDENTIAL risked a row with MPs, regulators and its own customers todaywhen it decided to hang on to almost [pounds sterling]9 billion of funds in its so-calledinherited estate. The Pru argues that the money is a vital...
David Can Slay Racing's Giants with Desert Sea; Making a Splash: Desert Sea Impressed Ryan Moore When Winning at Sandown Recently and, with Alan Munro in the Saddle Tomorrow, Can Outlast His Rivals in Newcastle's Big Race
Byline: JOHN O'HARA DESERT SEA can strike a blow for small yards by providing trainer DavidArbuthnot with his biggest success in the John Smith's Northumberland Plate atNewcastle tomorrow. Arbuthnot has twice attempted to win this [pounds sterling]200,000...
Every Picture Tells a Strange Story; Nowhere to Go: Lost Time 6, One of Mitra Trabrizian's Staged Photographs
Byline: BEN LEWIS Mitra Tabrizian: That Is That Place Tate Britain AFTER solo exhibitions in museums in Germany and Stockholm in 2006, TateBritain has finally given a long overdue, small but significant show toIranian-born London-based photographer...
Ex-Minister Joins Fight to Stop Sale of Playing Fields
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY A FORMER Government minister today threatened to take a London councilto court over its decision to sell school playing fields to propertydevelopers. Sir Tim Sainsbury, a member of the supermarket dynasty, and his wife...
Fabulous Fab Sets Up a Capital Clash; on the Ball: Cesc Fabregas Holds off Sergei Semak (above), Xavi Opens the Scoring (Left) and Silva Hits a Third (Right)
Byline: Ian Chadband Spain 3 Russia 0 NOT THAT we would dream of being so parochial as to suggest the greatestfestival of European football ever will come down to a 90-minute London derby,but when Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea's Michael...
Frustrated Cowdery Walks Away from B& B; Aggrieved: Clive Cowdery Accused the Beleaguered Bank of Obstructing His Plans
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BRADFORD & BINGLEY shares crashed 19% or 15 1 / 2 p to an all- time lowof 64 1 / 2 p today, after Clive Cowdery dramatically threw in the towel on hisplan to inject [pounds sterling]400 million into the company instead of...
Games to Watch
GAMES TO WATCH Centre Court Amelie Mauresmo vs Serena Williams Two former Wimbledon champions go head-to-head in what is bound to be a gamefull of powerful strokes between women who are trying to regain former glories.Serena (below), whose triumphs...
I Know Nothing about Captaincy, Says England's New Acting Skipper
Byline: David Lloyd KEVIN PIETERSENthe man who will lead England into tomorrow's deciding NatWest Seriesinternational against New Zealand at Lord'stoday summed up his captaincy experience in one word: "Zilch". But while the team's most colourful...
I'm Living Life on the Ledge This Summer
Byline: CONNIE ALLFREY NOW the sun's here, I want only to be up and out on my balcony. I maynot have a swank Smeg kitchen or bedroom to swing more than a small cat in butcome summer outside space is the only commodity that counts. I spent the...
Inside City Hall
ROW OF THE WEEK Valerie Shawcross v Tim Parker THINGS got pretty heated between the Labour Assembly member and the new TfLchairman (and first deputy mayor) at his confirmation hearing. Shawcross landeda blow when she asked Parker why he had such...
Inside City Hall
QUOTE OF THE DAY 'He didn't pick up the phone and say 'I've got this Hornby thing, and would youlike to run it'?' FIRST DEPUTY MAYOR TIM PARKER PROMISES THE MAYOR DID NOTOFFER HIM THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF TFL AS HIS OWN PERSONAL TRAIN-SET ROW OF THE...
Jazz
Byline: JACK MASSARIK Pharoah Sanders Ronnie Scott's THERE'S no clearer sign that this club isback on track than finding Pharoah Sanders on its bandstand. The straight-backed, whitebearded tenorist from Little Rock, Arkansas, ticksall the vital...
Madonna Divorce Rumours Grow as Guy 'Sees Family Lawyers'; "Decent Bloke": Guy Ritchie Is Said to Want to Avoid a Court Fight over Money Calm: Madonna Is Said to Have Initiated the Divorce Moves
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK MADONNA and Guy Ritchie were facing increasing speculation over thestate of their marriage today amid reports that she has asked for a divorce. The singer was said to have directly told her film director husband she wantsto...
Maria's Glamour Is Going out of Fashion; Fashion Disaster: No 3 Seed Maria Sharapova Crashed out at the Second Round Becoming the Biggest Casualty in the Women's Draw
Byline: James Olley FOR all the talk of dresses or shorts, warm up tuxedos and stylishfashion statements, Maria Sharapova's exit from Wimbledon was as understatedand bland as they come. It would be a push to say she even went out with a fight,...
Message Board
With regards to Boris's "tough love" plans for unruly teenagersin the UK, more than in most European countries, lots of dedicated facilitiesare provided for the young, which is excellent. What is less good is the kindof apartheid by which British children...
Music Industry Can't Rely on Glasto Effect to Offset Plunge in CD Sales
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER EVEN before the Glastonbury Festival opened today, the doom-mongers hada field day. The celebrated music festival, which in recent years had sold outits 137,000 tickets in hours, still had thousands of places unsoldat [pounds...
My Audience with My Hero Mandela and a Mission to Honour My Black 'Mother'; Inspiration: Nelson Mandela with Birthday Guests Including Keisha Buchanan, Annie Lennox and Will Smith. the Event Has Moved David Cohen to Help Joyce Mfolo (Pictured Right with David) to Build a House to Rival Her Neighbour's (below Right)
Byline: DAVID COHEN THIS week as a frail but dapper-looking Nelson Mandela emerged from theDorchester to be feted at dinner parties by Bill Clinton and Gordon Brown, andto attend his 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park later today, I was reminded...
New Skipper Kevin Can Play Lead Role for Years Ahead
Byline: David Lloyd KEVIN PIETERSEN today summed up his leadership experience in one wordzilch. Pietersen will lead England into tomorrows deciding NatWestInternational against New Zealand as Paul Collingwood starts his four-matchsuspension following...
New Skipper Kevin Can Play Lead Role for Years Ahead
Byline: David Lloyd KEVIN PIETERSEN has risen to every challenge in international cricketsince turning English. Now fate has handed him a chance to prove he is not only the right man tostand-in for suspended skipper Paul Collingwood but can also...
NHS Boss Signals Death of 'Crappy' GP Practices; Outrage: Ruth Carnall Offended BMA
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD, ANNA DAVIS LONDON'S health chief today declared war on single-handed GP practices,saying there is no future for doctors who run "crappy end-of-terrace"practices. Ruth Carnall, head of NHS London, is masterminding an...
Not So Sweet for Candy Brothers as Plans Are Given a Barracking; It's All Going Sour: Christian, Left, and Nick Candy Are Currently Running into Difficulties on Several Projects
Byline: PETER BILL LIFE has turned a little sour for the Candy brothers, Nick andChristian. This week a director of the Duke of Westminster's property companywas rather critical of plans the young developers have drawn up to build 638flats on the...
No Wonder the Football's So Good We're Not in It; Viva Espana: Spanish Fans Celebrate Their Team's Win over Russia in Last Night's Euro 2008 Semi-Final in Vienna
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST SO ANDREI ARSHAVIN wasn't having any and Cesc Fabregas was brilliant. Last night's Euro 2008 semi-final between Russia and Spain was compelling,high-class entertainment. Everyone thought Arshavin, playmaker extraordinaire...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS EASTENDERS 8pm, BBC1 A solid EastEnders special. Max and Tanya (JoJoyner, pictured) face each other in half the episode (before Max heads off fora vein-popping confrontation with Jack). Intercut with that is a second much...
Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH, JOHN AIZLEWOOD, PETE CLARK THE SUBWAYS All Or Nothing (Warner) . . . .. In these fastmoving times for the music business even indie rock acts have tofollow the boyband model for remaining in the public consciousness by releasingalbums...
Queen Hit by Credit Crunch
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, SRI CARMICHAEL THE Queen has been hit by soaring prices, official accounts show today. Costs for the monarchy are now rising at almost twice the rate of inflation,reversing years of real-term falls. The accounts reveal...
Reading Lessons for Teachers
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES TEACHERS are not being taught the necessary skills to help strugglingchildren to read, a report says today. In a drive to improve the way reading is taught, the Government has orderedthat all primary school teachers should...
Reasons for Cheer amid Turmoil
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IF YOU had bought shares in commercial property in May 2006, you wouldhave made 23% on your money in the following 12 months. But if you had delayed 12 months and only bought last May, you might by nowfeel distinctly sick....
Revival for a Great Dane; Interior Calm: Hammersh[degrees]i's Interior with Woman at Piano, Strandgade . . , Painted in 1901
Byline: LOUISE JURY Vilhelm Hammersh[degrees]i Royal Academy HE MAY not be a household name in Britain but the obscure Danish artist VilhelmHammersh[degrees]i (1864- 1916) counts Michael Palin among his greatest fans. And theex- Monty Python...
Right on the Base Line; Very Mixed Doubles: Brit Tennis Hopeful Madeleine (Rachel Pickup) Takes a Very Relaxed Attitude to Training during an Evening with Her Bodyguard Cedric (Sam Spruell)
Byline: NICK CURTIS Grand Slam King's Head, N1 FAIR play to Spectator theatre critic Lloyd Evans for practising what hepreaches, but his latest play, a lightweight tennis comedy, scores few points. It's a tongue-in-cheek romcom, in which rich,...
Rising Costs and Not Enough Cash ... Just like Us, Your Majesty
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL, JONATHAN PRYNN THE Queen is struggling with soaring costs after her budget was frozen. The bill for running the monarchy rose by nearly twice the official rate ofinflation last year to [pounds sterling]40 million, official...
Sexpots and Bitches& Tennis Official's Volley at Women Stars; Targets: Tatiana Golovin and Alize Cornet Were Called "Sexpots" No Love Lost: Gimelstob Said of Anna Kournikova "I Despise Her to the Maximum Level Just below Hate"
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK A SENIOR tennis official was today at the centre of a sexism row afterinsulting the world's top female tennis players. The commentswhich included describing some stars as "sexpots" while threatening violence toanotherwere...
Size Matters to Boris When It Comes to Flats
Byline: PETER BILL ONE mild evening last week, Boris Johnson joined 1000 or so members ofthe design community, who were milling around in the quadrangle of SomersetHouse munching pizza and gossiping. The Mayor blurted out a speech, squintingoccasionally...
Spurs Keep Spending as Gomes Seals His Switch; First Again: Standard Sport Set the Agenda at Spurs This Week
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON TOTTENHAM have taken their summer spending to [pounds sterling]27.5million afteragreeing a [pounds sterling]7m fee with PSV Eindhoven for goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Standard Sport revealed on Monday that Spurs were going...
Spurs Keep Spending as Gomes Seals His Switch; First with the News: Standard Sport Set the Agenda Again at Spurs This Week
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON TOTTENHAM have taken their summer spending to nearly [pounds sterling]28.5million afteragreeing a [pounds sterling]7m fee with PSV Eindhoven for goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Standard Sport revealed on Monday that Spurs were...
Supermarkets Cut Prices in War with the Budget Chains
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ TESCO and Asda have started a price war to win back shoppers who arebeing driven to discount stores by escalating food prices. Budget chain Aldi has posted a record 20 per cent rise in sales in the past month. Frozen-food...
Teenage Girl Run over by Bus Wins [Pounds Sterling]20,000 Plus Damages; "Inspirational": Dolly Hughes Has Been Determined to Recover
Byline: AMAR SINGH BRENTFORD: A teenage girl has won at least [pounds sterling]20,000 compensation aftershe was run over and crushed by a bus. Dolly Hughes, 15, suffered a double pelvic fracture and severe ankle and leginjuries in the crash near...
Tesco Has Its Problems but It Beats the Good Old Days
Byline: VANORA BENNETT ANOTHER day, another rash of outrage against Tesco. With good reason:Britain's biggest retailer turns out to have been buying from an Indian textilefactory whose workers are lucky to get paid [pounds sterling]7 a week. ...
The Complete History of Our Sexual Failure; 1) Family Joy: Vicky Allan with Her Partner Andy McKenzie and Their Son Louis 2) Starcross'd Lovers: Vicky Allan with Chris Waitt during Their Turbulent Relationship 3) Lover Boy: Sexual Failure and Film-Maker Chris Waitt
Byline: VICKY ALLAN WHEN my former fiance interviewed me for a documentary he was makingabout his relationships, I was about eight months pregnant, and my biggest fearwas that I might cry on camera. I did. At one particular moment I try to casually...
The Fortismere Factor Adds 30% to House Prices; Popular Choice: Fortismere School in Muswell Hill and Headteacher Aydin Onac
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK FAMILIES are paying premiums of up to [pounds sterling]400,000 to live in the catchmentarea of two of London's best schools. New homes built only yards from the schools in the borough of Haringey areselling for almost...
The Royal Recession
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, SRI CARMICHAEL THE QUEEN has been hit by soaring prices as Britain stands on the brinkof recession, new figures show today. Official statistics showed the economy grew by only 0.3 in the first threemonths of the year. It...
The Top 20 Shops; 1) Selfridges Fan: Peaches Geldof. Retail Bosses Also Named the Oxford Street Store among Their Favourites 2) "A Retail Experience": Borough Market
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN LONDON'S 20 most "unmissable" shops are named today. They have been selected by the people who should knowBritain's most powerful high-street bosses. They range from the great West End department stores to tiny local...
This Beast Is Still a Real Beauty; American Dream: But Will the Hummer H3 Be a Big Hit in the UK Market?
Byline: ANNIE LEASK AFTER a long-haul flight with the husband and two sons aged 10 and 13,followed by the rigours of US customs at Dulles International Airport,Washington DC, we were delighted to climb into a shiny Hummer H3. The attendant who...
Todays Order of Play at Wimbledon
All courts 12noon unless stated Centre Court (1pm) (1) R Federer (Swi) v M Gicquel (Fra) (29) A Mauresmo (Fra)v (6) S Williams (US) M Ancic (Cro) v (5) D Ferrer (Spa) Court 1 (1pm) (20) L Hewitt (Aus) vS Bolelli (Ita) (1) A Ivanovic (Ser) v JZheng...
Today the People of Zimbabwe Are Voting ... for Robert Mugabe; One Vote, One Man: Mugabe Rallies a Crowd at His Final Campaign Stop. His Thugs Were out in Force to Ensure a Big Turn-Out Reassurance: Morgan Tsvangirai
Byline: ED HARRIS VOTERS went to the polls today as Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidentialrun-off began. The election, which has been widely condemned by world leaders, got off to aslow start this morning as handfuls of people arrived at polling...
Top Asian Officer Has Secret Racism Dossier
Byline: ROB SINGH BRITAIN'S most senior Asian police officer has a secret dossier ofevidence supporting his allegations of racism against the Met, it was revealedtoday. Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur revealed the documents supporting...
UK Abortion for Romania Rape Girl, 11
Byline: ED HARRIS THE Romanian government was today deciding whether to allow an11-year-old girl to travel to Britain for an abortion. The girl, who says she was raped by her 19-year-old uncle, is 20 weeks pregnantwhich is beyond the 14-week...
Unions Are the Real Safeguard
YOU report War on Want's investigation into factory conditions at Tescosuppliers in India and the supermarket chain's response that it "insists onhigh standards" and "goes to great lengths to ensure suppliers meet them" (26June). The limits of an...
Woman Poisoned by Slimming Pills Bought on Internet; Weight Battle: Selena Walrond Died Five Days after Starting a Course of DNP
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A WOMAN desperate to lose weight poisoned herself with banned slimmingpills she bought over the internet. Selena Walrond, 26, died five days after starting the course of the drug DNP,which was also used by bodybuilders and...
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