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Articles from February 28, 2001

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Tips for the Tops; HOMES AND PROPERTY;TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Byline: JEAN VERNON A POKE in the eye with a sharp stick is no way to start the gardening season, but the fact is that it's all too likely to happen given the amount of cane supports which can be found even in the smallest of gardens. However,...
Tow Driver Dialled 999 and Yelled: The Train's Coming; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: PATRICK SAWER FOR the passengers, traipsing through the darkened Victorian station at Newcastle to board the 4.45am GNER to Kings Cross, it should have been the start of a normal day. Many would have been looking forward to breakfast...
Tube Faces Almost Total Shutdown in New Strike Plan
Byline: MARK BENHAM LONDON faces another crippling Tube strike as the RMT and Aslef unions today unveiled plans for joint action, probably in two weeks. The move threatens to be more disruptive than the one-day strike on 5 February, when Aslef...
US Rate Cut Due as Greenspan Paints a Gloomy Picture
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS A SOMBRE Alan Greenspan today painted a grim picture of the prospects for the US economy just a fortnight after a far more sanguine testimony before Congress. Speaking to the House Financial Services Committee, the Federal...
Video Refs Missing the Bigger Picture
Byline: MICK DENNIS Awhile England are humiliating Scotland at rugby, the referee will make a gesture like Lionel Blair signalling 'it's a TV show'. It is an indication that he is consulting the video ref. Whenever an international rugby union...
'We Must Stop Rapid Trade in Animals. It's Not safe'FOOT -AND-MOUTH CRISIS
Byline: STEWART PAYNE The foot-and-mouth outbreak has revealed the extent to which livestock is moved around the country, spreading any disease and making it difficult to trace infected animals. Stewart Payne talks to a farmer who faces ruin as...
Why London Is a Capital Choice; HOMES AND PROPERTY;What Do Londoners Think of Their City? Major New Surveys Provide a Fascinating Insight
Byline: SARA MCCONNELL What do Londoners think of their city? Major new surveys provide a fascinating insight, says Sara McConnell LONDONERS love the capital's shops, jobs, nightlife, cosmopolitan mix of people, museums and galleries, in that...
Why the Baftas Make Us All Blush
Byline: ALLISON PEARSON THE British make great television and lousy films. We all know that. Every year, one or two British films show up that don't make you want to run into the foyer and bolt yourself in the Haagen-Dazs fridge, but these are...
Woods Is Starting to Feel the Heat; Golf
Byline: DAVID SMITH FEW sportsmen possess the work ethic of Tiger Woods, yet the world's best golfer was today told he must strive even harder if he is to return to his winning ways. Woods is without a victory in eight successive starts on the...
Yes, You Could Make It Up
Byline: JAMES LANGTON Media The US supermarket tabloids serve up some bizarre predictions. One man checks to see how many come true. James Langton reports from New York REMEMBER that flight in the space shuttle Prince Charles took last...
Yorkshire Train Disaster
Byline: KEITH POOLE;SAM WALLACE A GARDENER who lives next to the rail disaster scene wept today as he told how he was awoken by his house shaking from the impact of the collision, and how he rushed to help survivors struggle free of the wreckage....
Yorkshire Train Disaster
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS An eyewitness who lives beside the rail line reveals the full horror of the crash to Keith Dovkants at Selby THE impact was like a massive explosion. Debris was scattered as if by a bomb and at the centre the remains of...
YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER; Car Plunges into Path of Express
AT LEAST 13 people were killed and 76 injured today when a London-bound train was derailed by a Land Rover and trailer which tumbled on the track. Rescue workers fear the number of dead could rise when heavy equipment arrives to prise open one,...
YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER; 'There Was No Screaming, Just Eerie Silence. One Woman Had a Bone Sticking out of Her
Byline: KEITH POOLE;SAM WALLACE A GARDENER who lives next to the rail disaster scene wept today as he told how he was awoken by his house shaking from the impact of the collision, and how he rushed to help survivors struggle free of the wreckage....
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