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Articles from March 6, 2001

Ainsworth Is out after Breaking His Wrist; Nationwide League
WIMBLEDON midfielder Gareth Ainsworth will be out for at least four weeks after breaking his wrist against Stockport on Saturday. The 27-year-old has been back in the first team for only two months after a year spent battling groin and stomach muscle...
All Systems Go for That Very British Cheltenham; Foot-and-Mouth Crisis
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP THE 2001 Cheltenham Festival will, in many senses, be a very British affair, writes Lydia Hislop. Irish and French-trained runners may be absent, but racing on these shores resumes with a stiff upper lip tomorrow. Although...
All Work and No Foreplay
Byline: NICK CURTIS FINALLY, an excuse for lack of performance on the duvet-action front that sounds less like a lie than "I've got a headache" and is less damaging to the future of a relationship than "I don't really fancy you any more" or "actually,...
American Brokers Raise Cheer in Japan; Market Report
Byline: RAY HEATH JAPANESE investors were breaking out the saki today to toast US brokers Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley and their view that it was time to buy Wall Street and Nasdaq. The resulting modest overnight boost to the Dow Jones and...
Arachnophobia Cured in an Afternoon
Byline: GITA MENDIS THEY'RE creepy, crawly and have eight legs. They make grown men 's hearts beat faster, palms sweat and cause them to hyperventilate. Irrational fear of spiders is the most common phobia among adults. But arachnophobia, usually...
Autonomy Puts Brave Face on Leaving Elite Cheaper; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES in Mike Lynch's Autonomy Corporation were putting a brave face on things today as they climbed 28p to 1280p. But tomorrow shares in the knowledge management software specialist are expected to suffer the chop from...
Because I'm Not Worth It; Vanity Fair Magazine Says These Are the Ten Most Watchable Faces in Hollywood. but, Says Tim Cooper, They May Not Be the Most Bankable
Byline: TIM COOPER LET us consider the ten Hollywood women on the cover of Vanity Fair. These are the stars whom the magazine has decreed to be the most watchable women on screen. They are the Perfect Ten. They boast 399 films, six Oscars and...
Bookies on a Winner with Abolition of Betting Tax; Sarah Marks Gets the Lowdown from the Horse's Mouth
Byline: SARAH MARKS IT ALWAYS pays to stay on the right side of the bookies, and if Gordon Brown abolishes the much-reviled betting duty in tomorrow's Budget, as tipped, the Chancellor will be in credit with the gambling industry for a long time...
Buy Signal Will Show When Shire Is Ready to Blossom; Chart Watch
Byline: MARC RIVALLAND WHICH stock, that is not too risky, is going to transform itself from a sub-[pound]4 billion company into a [pound]20 billion blue-chip? Scouring the market to find the next decade's blue-chips is a task many investors...
Canary Wharf's New Neighbours
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THE beacon-topped, 50-storey skyscraper at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf has dominated east London's skyline for a decade - but from tomorrow its monopoly comes to an end. Construction began on two new towers flanking...
Clubs to Clash over Fixture Congestion
Byline: CHRIS JONES ENGLAND'S top clubs want the Six Nations organisers to stage any postponed matches at the end of May and are prepared to move the Heineken Cup Final into June to help ease the fixture congestion caused by the foot-and-mouth crisis....
Confusion as the Halifax Logs New House-Price Leap
Byline: JANE PADGHAM CONFUSION over the true state of the property market deepened today after figures from the Halifax showed house price inflation rebounding from January's five-year low. Britain's biggest mortgage lender said prices across...
DISASTER TRAIN WAS EARLY BY 20 MINUTES; Yet Another Twist of Fate Emerges in Selby Tragedy
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE FINAL quirk of fate in the catastrophic series of events leading to the Selby rail disaster, in which 10 people died, was revealed today. The freight train was running 20 minutes early. It collided head-on with a passenger...
Don't Exploit Public on Meat, Traders Told
Byline: PETER GRUNER AGRICULTURE Minister Nick Brown today appealed to the meat trade not to exploit the public by increasing prices. He was responding to claims that with British meat in short supply supermarkets are overcharging customers while...
Easing of the Livestock Ban Boosts Hopes over Epidemic
Byline: ED HARRIS THERE were further signs today that the foot-and-mouth epidemic is coming under control as the Government eased the ban on the movement of livestock. Despite five new cases in England and Scotland - bringing the total number...
England Won't Back Away from a Fight
Byline: DAVID LLOYD GRAHAM THORPE has translated England's solid mood of determination into simple words on the eve of the Second Test by saying: "We can't afford to take a backward step - and I don't think anyone would want us to." All was peace...
Family's Anger At'whitewash'; Millionaire's Shooting Spree Was Unavoidable, Says Inquiry
Byline: ZOE MORRIS THE FAMILY of an Essex millionaire who went on a shooting spree, killing one man and injuring two other people before turning a gun on himself, today criticised an inquiry into his care which concluded nothing could have been...
Finnish Buy in Frame as CRH Chases [Pound]700m
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS IRISH cement group CRH today churned out a cash call in preparation for the global cement wars that are expected to break out following industry consolidation led by the Lafarge purchase of Blue Circle. The internationally-acquisitive...
'Firms Make Mockery of Green Hopes for Car Fleets'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS NEARLY half of all major UK businesses are blatantly ignoring calls from the Government to switch to "green" company cars, a new study has revealed. By riding roughshod over the direct advice of Transport Secretary John...
First NHS Hospital Built with Private Cash Opens Its Doors
Byline: ZOE MORRIS SHE does not know it, of course, but Shevark Obahor made history yesterday. The baby was born after the first operation to be performed at a new [pound]93 million London hospital. Shevark arrived two hours after staff moved...
Footsie Climbs Back above the 6000 Mark; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES in Mike Lynch's Autonomy Corporation were putting a brave face on things today as they climbed 112p to 1364p. But tomorrow shares in the knowledge management software specialist are expected to suffer the chop from...
For Doggy Diapers and Ferret Fanciers; with Crufts Postponed, Debbie Barham Seeks a Pet Fix Online
Byline: DEBBIE BARHAM THOSE truly Pedigree chums with unexpected extra time on their paws should snuffle out Decadent-Dogs.com, where $60 buys a pet tiara styled after Her Majesty's very own. Yes, now even common Mister Dog can feign corgi ancestry....
Fords, Made in Germany, on Sale at Dagenham
Byline: MARK BENHAM FOR CAR workers at Ford's Dagenham plant it is the final indignation. Fiestas built in Germany are being sold in a dealership on the doorstep of the doomed Essex factory. The sale of German-built cars has started, even...
'Funding for Transport Must Be Top Priority in the Budget'
Byline: PETER KELLNER GORDON BROWN'S top priority in tomorrow's Budget should be extra cash for London's roads, trains and Tube, according to the latest London Business Monitor survey of the capital's executives. Their number two priority is more...
Hackney Empire Is 'The Greatest Room to Play in the World'; Theatreland Is Rejoicing at the News That Former Spurs Chairman Alan Sugar Has Guaranteed Hackney Empire's Survival with a Substantial Donation to Its Appeal Campaign. Alex Hannaford Talks to Delighted Campaign Supporters
Byline: ALEX HANNAFORD Griff Rhys Jones, comedian, chair of the appeal Sugar has saved the Hackney Empire - there's no doubt about that. It's fantastically generous. About a year and a half ago Alan bought [pound]25,000-worth of tickets to the gala...
Health & Fitness: 'Surely It Couldn't Happen to Me?'; Ben Maschler Found the Pain in His Leg after a Long Flight Turned out to Be Deep Vein Thrombosis
Byline: BEN MASCHLER IT had been a real treat of a trip: one of my best friends had married a girl from a Himalayan village in the north of India and I'd gone out for the wedding. The return trip, however, turned into one of the most harrowing experiences...
Help; Questions and Answers for a Wired World
Q: MY screen has developed a black border. I have tried changing it using Windows' settings and also from the controls on the monitor, but to no avail. This causes problems when playing certain games, because some elements are hidden behind this black...
How the New System Works
Contracts will have be at least one year long, rising to a maximum of five years. That means players of any age will no longer be able to sign for clubs for longer than five years. But at the same time players will have to sign for at least one year....
How to Earn [Pound]35,000 by Sitting at Home All Day
Byline: ROBERT LEA;VALENTINE LOW HOUSE-SITTING, the agreeable pastime of earning a little pin money while looking after someone else's home, looks set to become a money-spinning business - or more likely become totally unviable for homeowners -...
How to Net a Million; the Dream of Making an Online Fortune Is Not Dead. Mark Hughes-Morgan Meets the E-Trepreneurs Most Likely To
Byline: MARK HUGHES-MORGAN IT'S award-fever time again. We've had the Brits, the Oliviers, the Emmys, the Oscars are coming up; and then, of course, there are the Revvys. You know, the Revolution Awards, showcasing the UK's hottest talent, the brightest...
Hunt Protest Irks Blair as He Unveils His Green Agenda
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;PETER GRUNER TONY BLAIR faced a rough ride over fox hunting and road bypasses today as he delivered what was billed as his most radical speech on the environment since coming to power. As he arrived for his address, which...
I Hope You Mean It This Time, Tony
Byline: GEOFFREY LEVY TODAY Tony Blair is seeking to convince us that he has been converted to environmentalism. It is the third time in five years that he has professed to have seen the green light. But we are still waiting for proof that he means...
Italian for the It Girls; Food and Drink
Byline: FAY MASCHLER WHEN I wrote about the opening of the Italian restaurant Cecconi 's in March 1978 (probably before you were born),I bemoaned the prices.I was particularly outraged by an unpriced dish of the day,ossobucco con risotto alla Milanese,that...
'I Want to Know If Pylons Caused My Son's Cancer'
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN SUSAN HAMPSON always felt uneasy about living under the towering pylons carrying 400kv over her home in West Beckton, even when she first moved in to the quiet cul-de-sac nine years ago. Sometimes they emitted an eerie buzzing...
Jordan Gives Palace Players a Dressing Down
Byline: LEO SPALL CRYSTAL PALACE chairman Simon Jordan today warned his players they can expect to see more of him in their dressing room if performances do not improve. He was waiting for the team after their 2-0 home defeat by Preston on Saturday...
Lawrence Case Mother Backs New Retrial Law
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR THE MOTHER of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence today backed proposals to scrap the law preventing people from being tried twice for the same crime. Doreen Lawrence said she wanted Stephen's alleged killers to stand...
Let's Put Their Bowlers in a Spin by Going on the Attack; Why Our Batsmen Must Take Control
Byline: PHIL TUFNELL EVERYTHING seemed to have been calming down after the bizarre events of Galle, with the England camp being very diplomatic and making the right sounds about getting on with the next game. But boy it's hotting up again, just...
Lost in Deep Space
IN THE wake of the fuel crisis last September, some pundits - naturally headed by those of the Rightwing press - proclaimed that the General Election result was no longer a foregone conclusion, that Mr William Hague had been much underrated and that...
Lottery Check on Last-Minute Claim to Jackpot of [Pound]3m
Byline: ALLAN RAMSAY OFFICIALS at National Lottery operator Camelot are today checking a last-minute claim to a [pound]3 million jackpot which was on the verge of being donated to charity. The person claiming the [pound]3,011,065 payout on a...
Mind Your Language! Football Notebook: It's All Chinese to Arsenal as a Cloud Hangs over Highbury
Byline: MARTIN CHILTON IF Cloud Canada is the manager of Arsenal then I'm a Chinaman. Football bigwigs such as David Dein salivate at the idea of ever expanding markets for clubs and Arsenal have become the first in Britain to provide a dedicated...
Myners Blueprint Still Faces an Attitude Problem; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON A BLUEPRINT for what promises to be the biggest shake-up ever seen in Britain's fund management industry was published today. It is the work of Paul Myners, founder of Gartmore and one of the City's most successful fund managers,...
NIGHT SCHOOL FOR BAD DRIVERS; Convicted Motorists to Be Given Chance to Avoid Ban by Going on [Pound]100 Courses
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS DRIVERS may be sent back to school as punishment for a wide range of motoring offences under proposals being considered by Home Secretary Jack Straw. Convicted drivers would be offered the tough new courses for which they...
Pearls of Wisdom about the Oyster; Food and Drink
Byline: ANDREW JEFFORD THE Great Eastern Hotel, within easy luggage-lugging distance of Liverpool Street Station, celebrated its first birthday in renovated guise last week. With five different restaurant options, this joint venture between the...
Players Will Move 'At Drop of a Wallet'; Fury over Transfer System Peace Deal
Byline: DAVID BOND A NEW system for football transfers, brokered last night, came under immediate attack today from clubs and players. Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein said it would encourage players to change clubs "at the drop of a wallet"....
Private Patrols Make the Public Feel Safe
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR Home Secretary Jack Straw wants to experiment with private security guards taking on the traditional police role of pounding the beat. For some Londoners, the future is already here. Home Affairs Correspondent David Taylor...
Put Rough Justice to the Back of Your Minds, Lads
Byline: MIKE GATTING ENGLAND'S hopes of finding a level playing field in Kandy for this week's Second Test may depend on how successful their diplomacy has been in the last few days. Nasser Hussain got his response spot on after losing the First...
RAF Saves Trawlerman after 12 Hours in Icy Seas
Byline: ED HARRIS A SAILOR was plucked from the sea today after spending more than 12 hours in the icy waters of the north Atlantic in a rescue described as "miraculous". The man, a crewman on a trawler which sank in the north Atlantic last night,...
Reviews
Byline: CAROLINE ELLIOTT;ROB BEATTIE PC games Oni (right) If you 've seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and fancy a spot of airborne martial arts, play safe with this splendid manga-inspired third-person actioner. You star as crack combat-queen...
Roadworks - but with Little Work Being Done
HOW many workmen does it take to fill 10 road holes in London? One hundred? Twenty? None at all? If these pictures are anything to go by, you might well be forgiven for thinking that road holes just fill themselves, writes Colin Freeman. These...
Safety Watchdog's Fears Put Tube Plans in Jeopardy
Byline: DICK MURRAY AN OFFICIAL warning was issued today that standards must be improved before the Government's part-privatisation of the Tube is allowed to go ahead. The controlling Health & Safety Executive, which has the authority to...
School 'Nerd' Turned into Laughing Gun Killer
Byline: NICOLA PITTAM;JOHN STURGIS POLICE are today questioning a bullied teenager who went on a shooting spree at his school, killing two children and wounding 13 other people. Classmates of slightly-built Andy Williams, 15, said he was frequently...
Search for Lockup Used by BBC Bombers
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;PHILIP NETTLETON ANTITERRORIST branch officers are today searching for a lockup garage in London where they believe terrorists primed the bomb that damaged BBC Television Centre. Police are trying to trace the movements...
Sex Drive Stalled at the Lights
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH LOVEPLAY m The Pit, Barbican MOIRA Buffini's Loveplay, which launches the Royal Shakespeare Company's "This Other Eden" season of new plays, trawls sporadically through nearly 2,000 years of London's history. But it...
Sex without Wobbly
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH YOU can count what we TV critics know for certain on the fingers of a mitten, but we're all pretty sure that, in televisionland, there is one immutable law of inverse proportion: the lousier the programme, the greater...
Slowdown and Saturation Chipping Away at PC Sales
Byline: JAMES MCLEAN AMERICA'S slowing economy is helping blow a chill wind through Britain's computer industry, where concern about global economic conditions are undermining an already feeble market. Sales of PCs to companies and individuals...
Small Firms 'Are Overcharged by the Big Banks'
Byline: JOANNE HART THE Competition Commission today accused Britain's biggest banks of overcharging small businesses and making more money than they would if the sector were fully competitive. The commission has initially concluded that a complex...
Sugar's [Pound]1.3m Is Sweet Music for the Empire
Byline: ROBIN STRINGER FORMER Spurs chairman Sir Alan Sugar has effectively sealed the future of the 100-year-old Hackney Empire theatre with a [pound]1.3 million donation. Sir Alan, whose disillusionment with the north London football club came...
Swiss Army Wins Battle for Success on the Shop Front
Byline: HANNAH CLEAVER SWITZERLAND'S army is cashing in on the latest fashion craze for a military look and has opened a shop in Berne selling everything from camouflaged mobile phone cases to bed linen and even Swiss Army perfume. Head of the...
The Future Is Electric
Byline: ROWAN MOORE ONCE, long ago, there was a place called Notting Hill. It was Gauloises-stained and dank, and passable imitations of Rive Gauche intellectuals could be seen wandering moodily through its streets. The Electric Cinema was its...
The Global Village and Your Career
Byline: WENDY LEDGER THE business of recruitment is now a global affair. Recent research has demonstrated that the level of international movement among job seekers is on the rise. FSS Financial, a Spherion Company, has taken note of the increasing...
The Machine That Can Tell If You're Well; the Quantum Xeroid System Is Complementary Medicine Gone Sci-Fi: It Thinks It Can Diagnose Your Bodily Health and Your Moods
Byline: PRECIOUS WILLIAMS THERE'S a scarily high-tech new health-testing device that's coming to a health clinic near you. If its creators are to be believed, the machine can read what is on your mind as well as what 's going on in your body. The...
They're All Losing the Plot as Hollywood Plans Strike
Byline: ED HARRIS FILM stars, usually seen as the most self-regarding creatures on the planet, are not generally perceived as militant union activists. However, they plan to strike in Hollywood this summer - and their action could bring chaos to...
Twinsunder Same Roof for 90 Years
Byline: JAMES BURLEIGH TWINS Millie and Connie Loveland celebrated their 90th birthdays today in the house where they were born and have lived ever since. The sisters, who continue to help run dance classes near their home in Brighton, would...
Walsh Jnr Gives Festival Irish Flavour
RUBY WALSH was today booked to ride See More Business in the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup - the National Hunt Festival meeting his father, Irish trainer Ted Walsh, believes should not be taking place, writes Lydia Hislop. The 21-year-old jockey, who...
Waltz to Keep a Step Ahead; Tonight's Greyhound Roundup
Byline: JIM BALDRY WALTHAMSTOW again provides greyhound fans with top midweek action when it stages tonight's UK Packaging Arc Final, writes Jim Baldry. The [pound]10,000 event, run over 475 metres, is the highlight of the 13-race meeting which...
Watch West Ham Take on Spurs; Competition
THE FA Cup reaches the quarterfinal stage this weekend and the capital is guaranteed a representative in the last four. The tie of the round features the London derby between West Ham and Spurs at Upton Park on Sunday - and you could be there for...
Wenger Tells Sven, Seaman Is Still No1
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS DAVID SEAMAN goes into tonight's Champions League clash against Spartak Moscow with a glowing testimonial from manager Arsene Wenger. Just a week ago, Seaman was not even among the substitutes as new England coach Sven-Goran...
Wenger Tells Sven: Seaman Is Still No1
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS DAVID SEAMAN goes into tonight's Champions League clash against Spar-tak Moscow with a glowing testimonial from manager Arsene Wenger. Just a week ago, Seaman was not even among the substitutes as new England coach Sven-Goran...
Why Brown Really Should Mind the Trade Gap
Byline: WILLIAM DAVIS AS EVERYONE knows, Chancellor Gordon Brown has a fat surplus to play with tomorrow. The same cannot be said about UK plc. Little attention has been paid to the news that our trade deficit with the rest of the world ballooned...
Why Patrick's Day Has Arrived; Time for Vieira to Show He Is Captain Material
Byline: MICHAEL HART ARSENE WENGER tonight asks his countryman Patrick Vieira to supply the midfield momentum that will drive Arsenal into the last eight of the Champions League for the first time. The French World Cup and Euro 2000 winner, a...
Why This Is the Right Way to Fight Foot-and-Mouth; as the Number of Cases of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Continues to Rise, More Questions Are Being Raised about the Way the Battle to Contain It Is Being Fought. Science Correspondent Geraint Smith Answers Some of Them
Byline: GERAINT SMITH Remind me, how is the outbreak being tackled? There are three methods: slaughtering animals; movement restrictions on people and animals; and disinfection. Animals are slaughtered if they are on premises at which any...
Willy Wants the Millwall Job for Keeps
Byline: LEO SPALL WILLY GUERET'S football upbringing on the sun-kissed sands of the Caribbean island Guadeloupe may not give him the traditional credentials to become a Millwall favourite. The club have recruited few foreign players in their...
Win Expert Tuition from Monty; Competition
THREE lucky Standard Sport readers will get the opportunity to meet Ryder Cup star Colin Montgomerie, courtesy of Callaway Golf, at the grand opening of Nevada Bob's flagship store at Broadgate Circle in the City. The lucky winners will also receive...
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