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Articles from April 30, 2002

1967 FA Cup Final: Tottenham V Chelsea; FA Cup Final 2002
JOHN HOLLINS, now manager of Rochdale, played for Chelsea and Arsenal and spent a further three years at Stamford Bridge as coach and manager. A diligent, energetic midfielder, he was in the young Chelsea side that reached the last four of the FA...
27 Palestinians Walk from Bethlehem Siege
Byline: SAM KILEY A GROUP of 27 Palestinians this afternoon walked out of Bethlehem's Basilica of the Nativity into Israeli custody, as the siege of the birthplace of Christ entered its fourth week and the Pope sent a special envoy to the region....
A Flight to the Finnish
Byline: NICK HACKWORTH Eija-Liisa Ahtila Tate Modern HAPPILY, video artists seem no longer ashamed to make work that is comprehensible. Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila focuses almost exclusively on human relationships, working often with...
Alarm as Caesarean Births Reach Double Recommended Rate
Byline: MAXINE FRITH CAESAREAN births have reached record levels with some London hospitals having the highest rates in the country, according to new figures released today. Up to one in three babies in some of the capital's maternity units are...
Al Owairan Creates History; Great World Cup Moments No 13
ANY goal scored in the rarefied atmosphere of the World Cup finals seems to take on an extra significance and grandeur, but few can compare with the strike by Saudi Arabia's Saeed Al Owairan in the 1994 tournament in the United States. The Saudi...
Al Qaeda Flee Allies in Shootout
Byline: CHRIS STEPHEN AL QAEDA terrorists in Afghanistan have given coalition forces the slip after stumbling on a surveillance operation of one of their cave complexes, it was revealed today. An allied special forces team had been watching an...
Anger on Transport and Crime Bring Poll Gloom for Blair
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN TONY BLAIR is losing the trust of the British people after five years as Prime Minister, a devastating opinion poll showed today. More than half of the public believe the Government has done "badly" on the key issues of crime...
Another Big Leap in House Prices and the Boom 'Will Go On'
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS HOUSE prices surged by a record 3.4 per cent this month and there are no signs that the dramatic spring property boom - the strongest since the late Eighties - is set to collapse. Nationwide building society, which compiled...
Arsenal Built on Family's Values
Byline: MICHAEL HART PETER HILL-WOOD became chairman of Arsenal 20 years ago next month. He may quietly raise a glass to mark the occasion but will swiftly move on to any other business. Ostentatious celebration has never been the way in the Hill-Wood...
Arsenal Will Deliver This Time; FA Cup Final 2002: Chelsea Cannot Match Gunners' Firepower of Henry, Ljungberg & Co
Byline: MICHAEL HART IF it's true that you learn lessons in defeat, Arsene Wenger must have added significantly to his education on a warm May afternoon in Cardiff 12 months ago. With just seven minutes remaining, his Arsenal team led Liverpool...
BAT Puts on a Brave Face as Sales Fall 6%
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING;JIM ARMITAGE BRITISH American Tobacco warned today that sales volumes were shrinking faster than expected, but assured investors it would still meet full-year earnings targets. Volumes in the three months to March fell...
BNP Leader Expelled over Asylum Seeker Girlfriend
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN THE British National Party has expelled one of its most influential members for having a South American girlfriend, writes Richard Allen. Kenneth Francis, the former BNP organiser for Newham, east London, had his membership...
Boomtime, but Just How Easy Is It to Sell a House?
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL;HUGH DOUGHERTY HOUSE prices in Britain have risen yet again and a record 3.4 per cent rise since March represents a 16.5 per cent increase on 12 months ago, according to the Nationwide Building Society today. Mortgage...
BP Profits Crash after Struggle on Forecourts
Byline: PAUL ARMSTRONG OIL GIANT BP today unveiled a 57% crash in profits for the first three months of the year - but investors breathed a sigh of relief that the result was not even worse for Britain's most profitable company. Lower oil prices...
Bridget Sings Roxie Music in Chicago, the Movie
Byline: LUKE LEITCH SHE is famous for playing the podgy publishing assistant Bridget Jones who thought she'd never bag a man. Now Texan beauty Renee Zellweger is, quite literally, playing a man-killer. The Hollywood chameleon has transformed herself...
By George, It's the Top Celebration
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER THE best sporting victory celebration ever seen was over an FA cup final goal three decades ago, according to a new poll. The moment when Charlie George lay back, arms outstretched to receive his jubilant teammates, after...
Caesareans at New High; Campaigners Warn against 'Too Posh to Push' as London Rate Rises to 22.6%
Byline: MAXINE FRITH CAESAREAN births have reached record levels with some London hospitals having the highest rates in the country, according to new figures released today. Up to one in three babies in some of the capital's maternity units are...
Celibacy ? It Is Just Not Natural
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL AS a sometime Catholic who has gone far beyond the slightly shamefaced agnosticism of the merely lapsed and now believes nothing of his former faith, I had not thought to express any view on the current scandal-mongering about...
Channon's Classic Hint; Outsider Aramramis Expected to Run Well
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP MICK CHANNON today warned punters not to let Aramram's chances of landing this Saturday's Sagitta 2,000 Guineas be overshadowed by the more obvious claims of stablemate Queen's Logic in the fillies' equivalent the following...
Chilling Echoes of Nazism in Extremist Attack on British Synagogue
Byline: INDIRA DAS-GUPTA A SYNAGOGUE in north London has been vandalised and desecrated with swastikas, fuelling fears of a rise in anti-Semitic feeling in Britain. The scene which greeted the congregation at Finsbury Park as they arrived at...
Cole Seeks Payback after Nightmare at Theatre of Dreams
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS WHEN England left-back Ashley Cole returns to the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday week, he will be returning to the scene of one of his biggest nightmares. The title seemed destined to go to Old Trafford last season from...
Crime: Successes and Capital Failures
AS OFFICERS from the Serious and Organised Crime Command were rescuing an Albanian national kidnapped in London, you ran an article that referred to the supposed poor quality of Scotland Yard's detective work (Street crime going up in all boroughs...
Curse of the Rushaholics; Constantly on the Go? You Could Be Someone in Need of a Slow Coach
Byline: ANASTASIA STEPHENS SLOOOOWWWW dooowwn - just relaaaaxxx." It seems like simple, obvious advice but would you pay for it? If you are one of the thousands of young, upwardly mobile Londoners who works hard, plays hard, wants the best and believes...
Damages Claim over Asylum Seeker Set Free to Rape
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR A RAPE victim whose life was destroyed by a violent attack at the hands of a failed asylum seeker today demanded damages from the Home Office for failing to protect the public from a man who should have been deported. The...
Doctors to Get Guide on 'Right to Die' Cases
Byline: PATRICK SAWER DOCTORS are to be issued with guidelines advising them when it is right to allow patients to die in a ground-breaking move by the General Medical Council. The profession's leaders are convinced the complex ethical issues...
Double Boost Title So near as Henry and Sol Win Final Battle
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENAL today received a twin boost for their assault on the Double. Last night's 2-0 victory at Bolton leaves them needing just a point at Manchester United next week to clinch the Premiership title. And they will have...
Drama That Works Wonders in a Crisis
Byline: NIALL HAMPTON YEAR Four pupils at Ashmount Primary School in Hornsey had an experience they won't forget in a hurry last Tuesday. Instead of sitting in their classroom poring over textbooks, the children were busy in the school hall,...
Envoys Finalise Deal to Release Arafat
Byline: SAM KILEY BRITISH and American diplomats were today putting the finishing touches to a deal with Israel to secure the release of Yasser Arafat from his Ramallah offices in return for acting as jailers to six Palestinian militants. As...
Every Day I Live with This Awful Fear That I Am Slowly Going Blind; Labour MP Sion Simon, 33, Speaks Movingly about Why His Sight Is Rapidly Deteriorating
Labour MP Sion Simon, 33, speaks movingly about why his sight is rapidly deteriorating I RARELY talk about losing my eyesight - I am almost half-blind now - because I'm embarrassed. Which is odd. Why, after all, should one feel self conscious about...
Everything to Play For
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Adrian Noble's resignation must not hinder a radical remodelling of the RSC THE Royal Shakespeare Company is caught up in a fierce and fundamental crisis about the role it should play in our theatrical life. The company...
Final Words
Curbishley says . . "WE have beaten Chelsea twice this season and Arsenal once but they are two very good teams. Arsenal would start the favourites and the key could be if their defence manages to subdue the menace of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink...
Find These Five Anarchists before May Day
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER;JUSTIN DAVENPORT POLICE are today desperately hunting these five anarchists before the May Day protests begin. They fear the anarchists - who vanished after allegedly causing mayhem at the demonstration last year - may be...
Foods That Help Fight Disease; Alcohol Can Be Good for Your Heart, but Raises Blood Pressure. Milk Is Linked to Cancer but Protects against Osteoporosis. Which Advice Do You Follow? Our Cut-out-and-Keep Guide Helps You through the Minefield of Healthy Eating
Byline: ANGELA DOWDEN IT'S an undisputed fact that what we eat can have an effect on our chances of falling prey to ill health and disease. But which foods and what illnesses? Is it worth cutting back on the chips and chocolate (and filling up on...
French Are Ready to Fly
Byline: CHRIS JONES ARSENE WENGER, the Arsenal manager, wants to organise a sprint showdown between Arsenal's star striker Thierry Henry and French rugby great Thomas Castaignede. The Saracens and France back revealed the challenge after meeting...
Gadaffy Offers ?2.4Bn to Lockerbie Families
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY LIBYAN leader Muammar Gadaffy is offering to pay up to ?2.4 billion compensation to families of the Lockerbie bombing victims. Libyan officials say a "formal offer" will be made by Gadaffy, which would clear the way for...
Good on You, Shoaib; It Looks like He Has Broken My Speed Record but I Was the Fastest in the 20th Century
Byline: JEFF THOMSON WELL, did he or didn't he? The jury appears to be undecided over whether or not Shoaib Akhtar broke my 27-year-old fast-bowling record as I looked on. As luck would have it, I was there, inside the ground at Lahore, when...
Grade I Listing Costs Kylie Her Dream of ?15M Country Home
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL;DANIELLE DEMETRIOU WITH its Gothic style gables and turrets, it is a palace fit for Sleeping Beauty - or, alternatively, a pop princess with ?15 million to spend. The sprawling estate of Tyntesfield, in Somerset, is at...
Hay Fever Epidemic; Why the City Is in the Grip of Spring Misery
Byline: PAT HAGAN SALES of hay fever medicines in London have soared in recent weeks because of an earlier than expected outbreak of runny noses, itchy eyes and persistent sneezing. The premature arrival of the dreaded hay fever season has been...
Honest Opinions Are Being Voiced
Byline: WENDY LEDGER Employers are increasingly reliant on verbal references to get a true picture of potential employees. Wendy Ledger reports MOST City workers have little regard for the role references play in the hiring process, according to...
How to Behave in a Gallery; Contemporary Artists Expect Us to Interact with Their Work. but What Exactly Are We Supposed to Do?
Byline: ANDREW RENTON AT LEAST you knew where you were and how to behave in the old-style temples of art. The paintings looked like paintings - which looked like something recognisable - and your eye followed the order of the labels around the...
Imagine, 5 PMs at Dinner. What Would They All Say?; Last Night a Dinner Was Held at Downing Street, Attended by Every Surviving Prime Minister, Which Marked the Start of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Parliamentary Sketch Writer Quentin Letts Speculates on What They Might Have Said to Each Other .
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS SCENE: The dining room at 10 Downing Street. Evening. The candlelit table is laid with the best silver. As the curtain rises a frantic Cherie Blair can be seen rearranging the seating plan. Enter the guests. HM The Queen:...
It's Opera vs Techno for TV World Cup Themes; ITV Signs OperaBabes to Sing Puccini, While BBC Opts for Dance Music of Faithless
Byline: LUKE LEITCH;SHARON VAN GEUNS FORGET the state of Beckham's foot - the most pressing World Cup question is who will win the battle of the theme tunes, the BBC or ITV? Playing in ITV's colours is the music industry's latest attempt to combine...
I Was Only Joking about Bondage in a Four-Poster Bed
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER A HEALTH executive sacked after boasting to colleagues of a bondage sex session at a staff training course today told an employment tribunal that she had been "joking". Lesley Groves, 41, was dismissed from her ?17,500...
Jimmy's Happy; Striker Is Winning Fight to Be Fit for the Final
Byline: KEN DYER CHELSEA striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is winning his battle to be fit for the FA Cup Final after a scan on his injured calf showed no serious damage. Chelsea are now hopeful that their lethal partnership of Hasselbaink and...
Jolly Well Done,girls!
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Daisy Pulls It Off Lyric Theatre IT SEEMS there's nothing like a tale of sparkling-eyed schoolgirls, with hockey-sticks that could rank as Grade-A weapons, oodles of waggingtailed enthusiasm, and lashings of naivete...
Judges Back Blunkett Ban on Race-Hate Black Leader
Byline: PAUL CHESTON;PATRICK SAWER CONTROVERSIAL black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan must remain barred from Britain, the Appeal Court ruled today. Three senior judges today reversed the High Court decision to overturn the ban imposed by the...
Laser Gun on a Train to Zap Leaves on the Line for Good
Byline: GERAINT SMITH THEY have blasted it, scrubbed it, sanded it and scraped it, but the humble leaf on the line has resisted everything the might of Britain's railways can hurl at it. Now, though, the commuters' most loathed excuse may finally...
Let's Look to a Deeper Level in Split Trusts' Troubles; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE Financial Services Authority has been concerned about split level trusts for some time. What is less clear is whether it has looked at the possibility that market makers have added to the sector's misfortunes. The argument...
Little Boys Blue (and Their Dads Too); FA Cup Final 2002
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS Eidur and Arnor Gudjohnsen EIDUR SMARI GUDJOHNSEN is the son of Icelandic international Arnor. Arnor, who started with Belgian side Lokeren, played for Anderlecht against Tottenham in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final and his penalty...
Long May I Reign over You, Queen Tells MPs
Byline: VALENTINE LOW SHE SAVED the best bit to the end. Today was big speech day for the Queen, one of the rare occasions when she addresses both Houses of Parliament at once. She has only done it on four occasions during her 50 years on the throne,...
Magic in Concrete Castles
Byline: PATRICK MARMION Arabian Night Soho Theatre GERMAN drama has a gloomy reputation, but Roland Schimmelpfennig has written a charming vignette which eschews Teutonic Sturm und Drang and creates a lighter vignette inspired by the sensuously...
Magistrates Should Be Stripped of Jail Powers, Say Prison Governors
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR MAGISTRATES should lose their power to send anyone to jail as part of a major shakeup of the justice system, the Prison Governors Association urged today. Governors want an end to prison terms of less than six months because...
Martin Chilton's Football Notebook; Drawing Inspiration from Spurs Brush Job
Byline: MARTIN CHILTON Drawing inspiration from Spurs brush job TOTTENHAM did not get their hands on a cup this year but they did get near some plates. Manager Glenn Hoddle and players Teddy Sheringham, Ben Thatcher, Gus Poyet, Simon Davies...
McCartney Legal Move Halts Auction of Hey Jude Lyrics
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY succeeded at the High Court yesterday in stopping the auction of his own hand-written lyrics for the song Hey Jude - which he claimed disappeared from his home. Lawyers for the former Beatle won an...
McGhee Is Fired Up
Byline: LEO SPALL MILLWALL manager Mark McGhee plans to unleash a team against Birmingham City on Thursday that will be wound up for their First Division playoff clash at The Den. He spent most of last week trying to calm the players' excitement...
MOORE KICK-STARTS ANOTHER MIRACLE; Wimbledon Superhero 'Back from the Dead' to Usher in a New Era
Byline: IAN CHADBAND Whatever happened to the men from a golden age When thousands flocked to the tracks OVE FUNDIN Sweden's five-time world champion reckoned Moore may have won as many titles as him "only Ronnie never cared too much about...
Orange Signings Fall but Turnover Climbs
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE number of new subscribers to Anglo-French mobile phones giant Orange halved in the first three months of this year. The fall confirmed the overall slowdown in growth as markets reach saturation and new technology arrives...
Pharoah Still Reigns Supreme on the Sax
Byline: JACK MASSARIK pharoah sanders jazz cafe NW1 AS the roll-call of saxophone masters diminishes, one fears for the last survivors. Will we find blown-out icons, surviving only on reputation and rose-tinted memories? Thankfully not in...
Philip Norman on the Smile That Is Winning the Nation Over
Byline: PHILIP NORMAN WHAT A smile she has when she likes to turn it on. There's a warmth and radiance in it that, as it did today, can light up the whole nation. The Queen's address this morning was more than just the official start of her Golden...
Pires: Don't Shed Any Tears for Me; FA Cup Final 2002: Arsenal's Injured Footballer of the Year Insists Life Is Still Great for Him
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ROBERT PIRES has been blessed with sublime skills and touch that have made him a revelation for Arsenal and France and earned him the prized accolade of Footballer of the Year. But, while his performances on the pitch have...
Rabbi Who Survived Holocaust Hides in Terror as Synagogue Is Defiled
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS;INDIRA DAS-GUPTA AN ELDERLY rabbi who survived the Holocaust is behind locked doors today, shocked and terrified after his London synagogue was ransacked and daubed with a swastika. Neo-Nazis are being blamed for the attack...
Ranieri Has the Answer - FA Cup Final 2002; Graham Comes Down on Side of Coach Whose Tactics Can Win Day
Byline: MICHAEL HART CHELSEA coach Claudio Ranieri has the tactical sharpness to give his side the upper hand against Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup Final. According to former Arsenal manager George Graham, who also played for both clubs, the key...
Reluctant Spenders Depress Exporters
Byline: RAY HEATH FURTHER signs that US consumers intend to keep their wallets zipped in the face of economic uncertainties kept Asia's major markets under pressure again. Stocks slipped as Wall Street continued its biggest slide in 19 months...
Risky Operation the Only Way to Save One Sister
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU THE OPERATION to separate twins who share one heart has been successful only once before in the world. But the parents of Natasha and Courtney face no other option in order to save one of their daughters. If they do...
RMT Halt Sale of Flat to 'Traitor' Prescott
Byline: DICK MURRAY JOHN PRESCOTT today suffered a humiliating snub from his own Rail, Maritime and Transport union as it withdrew the offer of a flat he wanted to buy. The Deputy Prime Minister has been renting the RMTowned two-bedroom flat...
Round-by-Round: How the Two Teams Reached Cardiff; FA Cup Final 2002
Chelsea Third round 5 Jan Norwich 0 Chelsea 0 Carrow Road 21,017 Chelsea could not manage a single shot on target and needed a string of fine saves from goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to avoid a humiliating exit. Replay 16 Jan Chelsea...
RSA Gets Little Praise despite Big Outsourcing Deal; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THERE is barely a manufacturing business in the country that does not go in for outsourcing, but it has never made quite the same impact in the City. Partly this is because financial services have never been subject to...
Safewaysoarsonhope of Bid from Carrefour
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SUPERMARKET chain Safeway led the top 100 companies higher today with a rise of 9p to 300p amid talk of a bid from across the English Channel. Word is that the French retailing giant Carrefour wants to offer somewhere in...
Save Now to Stop the Roof Falling in during Retirement
Byline: ANDREW SMITHERS POLITICIANS do not seem able to tell the difference between tax revenue and tax rates. Under New Labour, revenue has risen strongly. The Tories have claimed this is due to the stealth taxes of Gordon Brown. This may...
Schools Told to Tackle 'Sex Is Okay' Message in Magazines
Byline: TIM MILES SCHOOLS must do more to counter the message peddled by teenage magazines that underage sex is normal, the schools watchdog said today. As fewer teenagers get advice about relationships and the facts of life from their parents,...
Sephora Tries out New Look to Attract a Suitor
LIKE one of its customers seeking a new partner, perfume and cosmetics chain Sephora seems to have embarked on a makeover. The firm shed its flab by closing loss-making German and Japanese stores, its US expansion has been put on hold and it is...
SIAMESE TWIN BORN TO DIE; Separation Will Mean One Baby Is Lost to Keep the Other Alive
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY THESE are the Siamese twins who have brought joy and agony to their parents because one will have to die to save the other. The girls, born in London yesterday, have been named Natasha and Courtney and are described by their...
Sorry, Gordon, but You Are in for a Long Wait; after Five Years in Number 10, Tony Blair Shows No Sign of Being Bored or Tired
Byline: ANDREW RAWNSLEY TONY Blair hosted a Jubilee dinner for the Queen at Number 10 last night with the four living past Prime Ministers and relatives of the five deceased premiers of her reign. I don't know what she made of this tableau of the...
Stricter Laws to Halt Big Rise in Pet Cruelty Cases
Byline: INDIRA DAS-GUPTA THE number of animal cruelty cases investigated by the RSPCA in London increased by 16 per cent last year, figures reveal today. Among the cases were a woman who put her cat in the microwave, and 23 cats crammed into...
Swastikas on the Wall
THE SIGHT OF a London place of worship daubed with swastikas is something most of us born after the Nazi Holocaust hoped never to see in our lifetimes. But there is a reason why the race hate thugs who desecrated the Finsbury Park synagogue with filth...
Taylor Looks for New Title
Byline: KEN DYER PETER TAYLOR will be back with England's young stars next month, keeping an expert eye on their progress in the European Championship Finals in Switzerland. Before the cynics nod their heads and tell anyone who will listen that...
The Health Secrets of Madonna's London; She's 43, Fit and Looks Fabulous ? So How Does She Do It? We Look Inside Madonna's Beauty Address Book
Byline: NADINE BAGGOTT MADONNA knows that in show business taking care of yourself is good business: she exercises every day, eats healthy, low-fat, organic food, and takes care of her skin and body with holistic beauty treatments. Forget slobbing...
THE QUEEN: I WILL GO ON; Historic Speech to MPs Rules out Abdication
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;ROBERT JOBSON THE QUEEN today dismissed speculation that she might abdicate in favour of Prince Charles by declaring she was ready to continue on the throne for years to come. She used a speech to Parliament to make clear...
'Tome Raider' Book Thief Faces Jail
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER A FORMER Cambridge student who plundered rare book collections worth up to ?1.1 million from libraries faces a lengthy jail term. William Jacques, 32, nicknamed the "Tome Raider" by police, took hundreds of firstedition...
Top British Winemaker Murdered on World Trip
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ONE of Britain's leading winemakers is believed to have been murdered on a tropical island while on a round-the-world trip. Police in Indonesia found a body they believe to be that of Charles Cunningham, 47, four weeks ago...
Tories and Lib-Dems Hijack Key Report on the Budget
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN GORDON BROWN was fuming today after Tory and Lib-Dem MPs hijacked a Commons inquiry to deliver a devastating verdict on his Budget. The Opposition seized its chance when four Labour MPs failed to turn up to a meeting of the...
UK Pubs Sale Helps Nomura Stay Black
Byline: RAY HEATH THE sale of Nomura's British pubs helped the Japanese broker remain in the black last year, writes Ray Heath. Profits almost trebled in the fourth quarter after it sold the chain to Enterprise Inns for ?2.1 billion. But broking...
Whatever Happened to the Other 'Milly'?; A Few Days Ago Lucy Was Just Another Missing Girl. Here We Tell Her Disturbing Story and How She Has Been Reunited with Her Mother
Byline: GEOFFREY WANSELL WHEN police dragged the body of what they thought was a young woman out of the Thames last week, Amanda "Milly" Dowler's parents Robert and Sally were not the only ones to fear the worst. Single mother Linda Pickford was...
When Elitism Is the Eighth Deadly Sin
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL DEADLY sin number eight is being added to the roster of do-nots by American Catholics. It stands somewhere between pride and greed, and its name is elitism. If the church is to be Americanised, a word increasingly heard in...
Win It in Fergie's Backyard; Lifting Title at United Would Be So Sweet for Arsenal
bolton 0 arsenal 2 NOTHING would give Arsene Wenger greater satisfaction than to lift the Premiership trophy from Sir Alex Ferguson's grasp in his own backyard. Such a prospect could become reality at Old Trafford tomorrow week following Arsenal's...
Women's Fertility 'Falls in Their Late Twenties'
Byline: MAXINE FRITH WOMEN'S fertility begins to decline in their twenties, not in their thirties as previously thought, according to a major study published today. It is the first research to show that a woman's chances of having a baby start...
Workers Spend 16 Weeks Going to the Office and a Third of Pay Getting There
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THOUSANDS of commuters now add four months a year to their working lives just by travelling to their jobs, astonishing new figures show today. Many also spend up to a third of their salary funding the daily commute into...
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