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BRITAIN is set for a booming new year, with
share prices surging and home loans easing, as
key indicators suggested last night that the
feared double-dip recession has been avoided.
Back with a bang yesterday, the Stock Exchange saw
the FTSE 100 Index gain more than two per cent. At one
stage shares rocketed by nearly 150 points.
The positive economic news helped lift the gloom over yester-
day’s hike in VAT as manufacturing recorded its strongest per-
formance for 16 years last month. And the number of mortgages
approved for house purchase rose in November for the first time
since April. Leading economists overwhelmingly agreed that the
Government’s tax rises and public spending cuts would not
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light rain and drizzle, mainly later. Brisk
southerly winds. High 6C (43F).
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showers, some wintry, especially in the
morning. Westerly winds. High 5C (41F).
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winds. High 8C (46F).
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wintry. High 8C (46F).
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Osborne: Why 20%
VAT is here to stay
THE new 20 per cent VAT
rate is here to stay, George
Osborne hinted yesterday.
The Chancellor signalled
that if the economy improved
enough he would rather cut
income tax than VAT – but
admitted he could not rule
out any future tax hikes.
He insisted that raising
VAT, which went up this week
by 2.5 per cent to a record 20
per cent, was fairer to poorer
families than hiking national
insurance or income tax.
But Labour leader Ed
Miliband accused Mr Osborne
of “misleading” the public,
and pointed to pre-election
warnings by both David Cam-
eron and Nick Clegg that VAT
rises hit the poorest hardest.
The VAT hike is expected
to raise £13billion a year.
“I think it is a reasonable
rate to set, given the very dif-
ficult situation we find our-
selves in,” said Mr Osborne.
“The VAT rise is a tough
but necessary step towards
Britain’s economic recovery.
If you don’t want to raise
VAT, you have got to do
something else.”
Shop bosses in some
towns, including Guildford in
Surrey, yesterday had a VAT
freeze to boost sales. They
included the rise in prices.
However, Mr Osborne
indicted that the new higher
rate was here to stay.
He said: “I’ve said that the
VAT rate I regarded as
permanent because it is a
structural tax change.”
He declined to say he
would cut VAT before
reducing other taxes, if the
economy took off.
Asked if he might put VAT
up again, he said he was “not
going to start ruling out or
ruling in anything on tax. No
responsible Chancellor ever
does that...I’m not going to
rule out or rule in future tax
rises, it just wouldn’t be a
sensible thing to do”.
But he said 20 per cent was
around the European aver-
age sales tax and that the
Government had set out its
entire four-year plan to cut
the deficit.
Mr Osborne pointed to an
assessment by the Institute
of Fiscal Studies which found
that raising VAT could be
seen as “progressive’’ –
placing greater burdens on
the better off – in terms of
household spending.
This view is based on the
fact that basic items on
which poorer people spend a
larger proportion of their
incomes, such as food and
children’s clothing, are
exempt from VAT while the
tax on domestic energy
remains at five per cent.
The Chancellor added that
raising income tax or national
insurance would also be more
damaging to poorer people
because of the negative
impact on jobs.
But Labour pointed to
comments made in 2009 by
Prime Minister Mr Cameron
and last year by Lib Dem
leader Mr Clegg that VAT
was “regressive” because it
hit the poorest hardest.
Mr Miliband said: “Every-
body knows it’s poor and
middle-income families that
will be hit hardest.’’
TUC general secretary
Brendan Barber said last
night: “VAT bears down on
those who did least to cause
the crash, while the Chancel-
lor is asking for little more
than a token contribution
from the banks.”
Matthew Sinclair, of the
TaxPayers’ Alliance, said
both coalition parties had
indicated before the election
they would not raise VAT.
Dalibor Rohac, of the
Legatum Institute, said there
were alternatives to higher
VAT that would have a “much
smaller impact on incentives
to work and do business”.
Tom Clougherty, of the
Adam Smith Institute, said
the hike risks “putting a
damper on” recovery and
targeted tax cuts should be
made to encourage growth.
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mean a return to negative
growth. Ben Potter, a market
strategist at IG Markets,
said: “There’s definitely an
air of optimism about the
global economic outlook
now.”
The deluge of positive eco-
nomic news came as a wel-
come boost on the day VAT
rose from 17.5 per cent to 20
per cent to raise more
revenue for reducing the
Treasury’s record deficit.
David Buik, an analyst at
BGC Partners, said: “As for
VAT, I am not sure it will have
as devastating an effect on
life as many would have us
believe.
“Maybe retail sales will fall
by as much as £2.2billion in
the first quarter, but if the
economy gets a little momen-
tum behind it, perhaps the
damage it may cause will be
minimal.”
The leap in share values
raised hopes that savings
and pension funds will
increase in value.
The FTSE index of the 100
leading companies ended the
day on 6013.87, a rise of 113.93
points – up 1.93 per cent. And
the optimistic mood in the
City was matched by the
impressive performance of
UK manufacturing after
years in the doldrums.
Figures from the Chartered
Institute of Purchasing &
Supply suggested that
advances in the country’s
manufacturing industry
boosted hopes of an export-
led recovery.
The institute’s activity
index, where a reading above
50 indicates growth, jumped
to 58.3 in December com-
pared with 57.5 the previous
month.
The improvement in man-
ufacturing was understood
to be driven by strong orders
from overseas, with British
exporters benefiting from
the relatively low value of the
pound. Rob Dobson, senior
economist at Markit and
author of the survey, said:
“The UK manufacturing
sector saw a truly spectacu-
lar end to 2010.
“The latest data are con-
sistent with manufacturing
production rising at a quar-
terly rate close to two per
cent, which should generate
a meaningful contribution
from the sector to economic
growth in the fourth quarter
to offset likely weakness in
other sectors.
“All of this points to manu-
facturing being a positive
spur to economic recovery in
the final quarter.”
In cheering news for the
property market, figures
from the Bank of England
showed that around 48,019
loans were approved for
people buying a property
during the month, compared
with 47,315 in October.
The modest rise ended six
consecutive months during
which approvals for house
purchase decreased.
The figures also showed an
increase in the number of
loans approved for people
re-mortgaging, rising for the
fifth consecutive month to
34,262.
In a boost for Chancellor
George Osborne, a survey of
78 leading economists pub-
lished by the Financial Times
yesterday overwhelmingly
concluded that his gamble
on reducing the Treasury’s
record deficit would pay off.
A majority believed the
British economy had gained
enough momentum to avoid
a return to recession.
Forty-three of the econo-
mists predicted that deficit
reduction would be “on
track” by the end of the year,
while only 13 thought an
alternative economic plan
would be necessary.
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Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 3
Jacko’s doctor ‘killed him with an overdose’
Dr Conrad Murray and patient Michael Jackson
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SHE may have the voice of an
angel – but singer Charlotte
Church’s words were less
than sweet yesterday in
an outspoken attack on
the Queen.
The Welsh diva,
who is launching
her first album for
five years, made
controversial
comments about
the 84-year-old
monarch.
Asked about
the Queen in an
interview with
Esquire
magazine,
Church said:
“I’ve met her
about seven
times and she
never
remembers
me. When you
get close to
her you
realise
she’s an
old woman
and has no
idea what’s
going on.”
She added: “I feel
really sorry for her.
She probably
doesn’t want to be
wheeled out at
every Royal
Variety
Performance to
watch scantily
clad dancers
and sh***y
comedians.”
Not content
with attacking
royalty, Church,
24, also criticised
Simon Cowell and
The X Factor.
“That show
doesn’t have any
interest in true
craftsmanship or
skill – it’s all
about your ass,
and hopefully you
can keep half a tune,” she said.
“I’d make a better judge than the
others, because I know more
about the technical side of
singing than even Simon Cowell.
“But he wouldn’t be able to
control me, so he’d never have
me on.”
Church, who was discovered at
the age of 11, split from the father
of her two children, Welsh rugby
star Gavin Henson, last year.
In the interview, she said she
had never been chatted up by a
man and always did the chasing,
boasting 100 per cent success.
“I’m sure there’ll come a time
when a man will stump me, but
I’ve never failed yet,” she said.
Royal commentator Ingrid
Seward, editor-in-chief of
Majesty magazine, said: “It’s a
bit of a cheap shot and a bit
mean to criticise someone who
can’t answer back.
“She knows that anything she
says about the Queen is going to
attract publicity.”
The singer, who is abroad, did
not respond to calls last night.
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MICHAEL Jackson’s personal physician killed
him with an overdose of a powerful anaes-
thetic before trying to cover up what he had
done, a court was told yesterday.
Dr Conrad Murray waited as long as 21 min-
utes after discovering Jackson was in trouble
before paramedics were alerted and he was
already dead when they arrived, prosecutor
David Walgren claimed.
His first action when he realised something
was wrong was to call the pop star’s security
team, most of whom were not at Jackson’s
home, a packed Los Angeles court heard.
When a security guard, Alberto Alvarez, finally
walked over from a security trailer parked
next to the home, he saw Murray performing
cardio resuscitation with one hand on Jack-
son on a sofa bed. The court was told Murray
instructed Alvarez to help him gather medical
paraphernalia and stuff it into a bag and only
then asked the bodyguard to call 911.
When help arrived Murray didn’t tell them
he had injected Jackson with propofol, a pow-
erful anaesthetic used in surgery. Coroners
ruled that Jackson died from acute propofol
intoxication. Murray is accused of killing the
singer, 50, in June 2009 with an overdose of
potent drugs for anxiety and insomnia. The
Houston-based cardiologist has denied he was
responsible for Jackson’s death through invol-
untary manslaughter.
Mr Walgren said his bid to resuscitate Jack-
son by chest compressions with one hand as
he lay on the bed, instead a firm surface, was a
mistake.
The two-week hearing will decide if there is
enough evidence to send Dr Murray for trial.
Charlotte,
24, looking
regal
on TV
last year
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4 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
Anger as EU chiefs set up
quangos costing £60million
Cameron’s bid to turn the
jobless into business stars
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GREECE has unveiled plans
to build a giant 128-mile
long wall along its border
with Turkey to keep out
illegal immigrants.
Officials insist the barrier
is the only way to halt the
march of human cargo
across the EU’s most
vulnerable border.
Interior Minister Christian
Papoutsis said it was
necessary after an estimated
128,000 people entered
illegally last year – 350 a day.
He insisted Greece could
no longer tolerate this and
had a duty to act. The
minister said: “Co-operation
with other EU states is
going well. Now we plan to
construct a fence to deal
with illegal immigration.
“We are absolutely
determined. Greece can’t
take it anymore.”
Last year armed guards
were deployed to protect
the frontier at its most
porous point near the Greek
city of Orestiada.
The first stage of the
planned structure was
unveiled there yesterday – a
10ft high, eight-mile long
trial fence.
Plans have been
compared with the 650-mile
long barrier along the US
border with Mexico.
America’s £1.6 billion wall
built over the past five years
is bristling with CCTV and
radar surveillance backed
up by armed patrols and
predator drones.
EU border agency Frontex
said the Greek frontier has
become the main point of
entry for migrants from
Africa and Asia.
It is estimated that up to
90 per cent of Europe’s
illegal immigrants have
entered through this border.
Athens complains that
Turkey is not doing enough
to stop the illegal migrants.
The EU Commission last
night said the barrier was
not a long-term solution.
A spokesman said:
“Greece needs long-term
structural reforms and
measures to better manage
its border and migration
flows. It is important these
borders are managed to
discourage and interrupt
traffickers and smugglers.”
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DAVID Cameron will today
announce a bid to turn up to
40,000 jobless people into suc-
cessful entrepreneurs over the
next two years.
The Prime Minister is to unveil
a major expansion of the Govern-
ment’s New Enterprise Allowance
scheme to provide support for
launching new businesses.
Budding entrepreneurs are to
get guidance and advice from
local business mentors under the
plan.
Last night, the Prime Minister
said: “Throughout this year and
beyond we will be focused relent-
lessly on supporting growth and
driving job creation across our
economy. Backing new enter-
prises to start up and small busi-
nesses to grow will be what trans-
forms our economy and will
deliver the many thousands of
new jobs we will see created this
year.
“It is vital that we ensure busi-
nesses, and those people who find
themselves out of work but have
the drive and desire to set up
their own business, have all the
advice, support and mentoring
they need.”
The expansion of the New
Enterprise Allowance, to be
detailed by Mr Cameron during a
tour of businesses in the Mid-
lands today, will give people who
have been unemployed financial
support for their early months of
self-employment.
They will need to develop a
business plan, and secure the
agreement of their proposed
mentor that it is viable.
The scheme will be launched
later this month in Merseyside,
and will be rolled out across the
country by the autumn.
Employment Minister Chris
Grayling said: “We will only get
our economy back on track when
we create a climate in which the
private sector can grow and
develop.”
EUROPEAN Union chiefs are recruiting
300 more bureaucrats to run new finan-
cial quangos costing up to £60million a
year, it emerged last night.
In a move that ignited renewed anger
at wasteful spending and ever-growing
bureaucracy in Brussels, the pen push-
ers are being signed up to three new
watchdogs established to oversee the
European economy in the hope of pre-
venting another financial crisis.
Critics fear the new institutions, which
officially came into being on January 1,
will increase EU meddling in British
business and swamp the City of London
with a tide of regulation.
Details released yesterday show the
three watchdogs will cost EU taxpayers
£35million this year, rising to around
£58million in three years’ time.
The bodies will employ 150 staff split
between headquarters in London, Paris
and Frankfurt this year, with the total
payroll rising to around 300 by 2014.
Sian Herbert, of the think-tank Open
Europe, said: “The EU’s new financial
watchdogs will see the UK lose substan-
tial control, despite the City being home
to the bulk of the EU’s financial services
industry. The cost of these new supervi-
sors will only increase as the EU finds
more work for them to do.”
Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: “We
promised to scrap quangos, but while we
remain a member of the EU quangos are
foisted upon us and there is nothing we
can do.”
The Daily Express has received huge
backing for its crusade to pull Britain
out of the EU, with tens of thousands of
readers supporting the campaign.
An overhaul of the EU financial regula-
tion system was launched last year fol-
lowing the debt crises in Greece, Ireland
and other euro-zone countries.
Under the new framework, a European
Systemic Risk Council was set up to
monitor threats to financial stability and
three watchdogs – covering the banking,
insurance and securities markets – were
also established.
Chancellor George Osborne agreed to
the move at a summit last month after
winning assurances that the new bodies
would not have direct supervisory pow-
ers that would conflict with national
governments. He also won agreement
for one of the bodies, the European
Banking Authority, to be based in the
City of London, bringing new jobs to the
UK.
And he blocked an attempt to force
the Treasury to hand over details of
annual Budgets to Brussels before any
announcement in the Commons.
But despite the concessions, critics
fear yet another expansion of regulatory
control by the EU.
When the watchdogs were announced
last year, EU internal market commis-
sioner Michel Barnier hailed the move as
a “political consensus on the creation of
a European financial supervisory frame-
work”.
He said: “It’s is a crucial stage in our
effort to better protect our economy and
our citizens in the future.”
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New crisis as swine
flu victims fill half of
intensive care beds Women
in move
to Islam
Snow to go...now we’re set to get wet
Lauren Booth is convert
Brolly time for Britons as rain replaces the blizzards
AS MANY as 100,000
converts to Islam are
living in the UK, with
white women leading the
growing numbers
embracing the faith,
according to a report
out yesterday.
The number is
estimated to have risen
from about 60,000 in
2001, according to
estimates in a report for
the Faith Matters
organisation.
The study by Kevin
Brice, of Swansea
University, found 5,200
people converted in the
UK last year.
Lauren Booth,
sister-in-law of the
former prime minister
Tony Blair, attracted
widespread publicity
when she announced
last year that she had
converted to Islam.
In a survey of 122
converts, 56 per cent
were white British, with
women making up 62 per
cent of them. The
average age at
conversion was 27.
The majority of the
converts saw themselves
as both British and
Muslim and did not feel
disillusioned with British
society and culture.
A significant majority
of the women adopted
the hijab, or headscarf,
although the survey
showed that most of the
converts disagreed with
wearing the niqab, or
face veil.
The report added:
“Converts do not
represent a devious fifth
column determined to
undermine the Western
way of life.
“This is a group of
normal people united in
their adherence to a
religion which they see
as perfectly compatible
with Western life.
“Converts are
generally at ease living in
the UK and do not feel
that British people are
hostile to Islam.”
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ByI\Y\bX_:XmXeX^_ HEAVY rain is set to sweep Britain this
week with downpours replacing snow across
much of the country from today.
Temperatures could reach as high as 9C
in the South and 7C in the north – positively
tropical compared to recently.
Met Office forecaster John Hammond
said the next three days were going to be a
mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow.
He said: “An umbrella won’t go unused
this week. England and Wales will see a
band of quite heavy rain moving in from the
north-west and into parts of the Midlands.
More rain will come on Friday but this time
spreading up from the South.”
“December was a pretty dry month so we
are definitely going to see a much wetter
start to January.”
But he did not rule out more snow in
northern England and Wales, where a
“sprinkling” of powder fell overnight yester-
day, the first recorded snowfall for 2011. He
added: “There could be a bit of snow but
more confined to the hill parts of North-west
England.”
But it was “highly unlikely” this month
would see a repeat of the heavy falls that
wreaked havoc on roads, railways and at
airports in the lead-up to Christmas.
He said: “This is more typical British
wintery weather we are experiencing now –
more transitional snow than prolonged.
“We are not expecting anything out of the
ordinary for this time of year.”
VIRUS TOOK
OUR GIRL
CHRISTMAS DAY TRAGEDY
A SWINE flu victim who was admitted
to hospital on Christmas Day has lost
his fight for life.
Barman John Walsh, 21 – described
as “happy and bubbly” – was
transferred from North Tees Hospital
in Stockton-on-Tees to the University
Hospital of Hartlepool where he died
on Sunday.
He had been ill for some days before
seeking treatment. His heartbroken
sister Becky, 27, said: “John was a big
lad but he had no underlying health
issues at all. He was reluctant to go to
the doctor’s.”
John worked at the Garrick pub in
Stockton. Becky added: “It was his
life. He was so happy and bubbly.”
Workmate Katy Hutchcraft, 24, said:
“He was crying with pains in his
stomach, but said he would be fine.
He didn’t like to make a fuss.” ‘Bubbly’ barman Mr Walsh
Light of a star went out when asthmatic Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett died
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UP to half of NHS critical care beds
are filled with swine flu victims as the
crisis grows, it was claimed yesterday.
Campaigners believe that 1,500 of
the 3,000 intensive care beds are now
being used to care for patients with
flu-like symptoms.
They fear that as Britons return to
work and children head back to school
today the outbreak could hit a peak.
Figures last week revealed that one
in five critical care beds were being
used for swine flu patients and that 39
people had died of the virus.
But these figures are expected to
have soared over the New Year as the
outbreak gathers pace.
Yesterday, it emerged that a 17-year-
old girl and a 21-year-old barman are
the latest victims of the winter flu.
Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett, from Wirral,
died on Sunday from suspected swine
flu. She was asthmatic and it is not
clear if she had been vaccinated.
John Walsh, 21, an otherwise healthy
barman from Stockton, also died on
Sunday after battling swine flu and
double pneumonia for over a week.
Two more are thought to have died
from swine flu on the Isle of Wight.
Last night, child health experts said
they had become extremely concerned
about the impact that swine flu is
having on the young.
They re-iterated Government warn-
tilt on critical care beds, so if you take
half the capacity out of the system
with one particular epidemic, the
availability of beds becomes severely
compromised.”
Last week there was some hope the
virus may have peaked. But as millions
of children return to school, there are
concerns there may be another surge.
Dr Douglas Fleming, director of the
Royal College of General Practition-
ers’ research and surveillance centre,
warned: “I personally don’t feel that
we have quite reached the peak.”
Yesterday, the Department of Health
said it would make extra money
available to the NHS to cope. The
£162million should help hospitals get
patients who are better home sooner,
to free up beds for the sick. The cash is
from savings by cutting back on con-
sultancy, IT, administration and adver-
tising. Health Secretary Andrew Lans-
ley, said: “Savings have been made in
the Department of Health’s budget
which can now be invested in front line
NHS services. It’s really important,
particularly at this time of year, that
we help people to leave hospital as
quickly as they can, when they are
ready. The latest figures show that
2,575 beds are unavailable due to
delayed transfers of care.”
A TEENAGE schoolgirl is believed to
be the latest swine flu victim.
Asthmatic Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett,
17, from Wirral, Merseyside, died early
on Sunday.
Her devastated family said yesterday
they were shocked, adding that
popular Olivia was “an extremely
beautiful and talented girl” who loved
drama and music.
The NHS trust that runs Arrowe Park
Hospital has yet to confirm swine flu
but if, as expected, they do, Olivia will
be the sixth victim from Merseyside.
Nationally since October flu has killed
39 people, including 11 under-15s.
Friends have set up a Facebook
page for Olivia and more than 1,500
classmates, teachers, friends and
relatives have already inundated the
website within the first 24 hours with a
host of poignant tributes.
She attended Wallasey School’s
sixth form. Headteacher Phil Duffy
described her as a “very able student”.
Olivia was part of a cast from the
school involved in a production of
Grease which brought them national
TV stardom in 2009. The school beat
500 others nationwide to win a Sky TV
contest, Grease: The School Musical.
Their prize was to perform the show
at the Novello Theatre in the heart of
London’s West End.
ings to parents of any children in at-risk
groups to have the swine flu jab
immediately. Children with chronic
respiratory disease including asthma,
chronic neurological, heart, kidney or
liver disease, diabetes or a weak
immune system should all get the
vaccine from their GP.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and
Child Health said: “We would therefore
encourage all children who are in an at-
risk group, such as reduced immunity,
breathing difficulties and diabetes –
who have not yet been vaccinated – to
take up the offer of the vaccination.
“Paediatricians are working closely
alongside other medical colleagues,
both in community and hospital
settings to provide services to children
and their families.
“The Department of Health has pro-
vided good advice about how to avoid
catching and spreading the virus.”
NHS campaigners fear cuts to serv-
ices will mean the NHS cannot cope
with demand from patients as the virus
spreads when people return to work.
Geoff Martin, chair of medical
campaigning group Health Emergency,
said up to half of critical care beds were
now being used to treat flu victims.
“In various parts of London and
around the country more than 50 per
cent of intensive care beds are filled
with confirmed or suspected swine flu
cases. It’s a huge problem. We run full-
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THE grieving mother of Joanna
Yeates yesterday told how she sits in
her kitchen willing her murdered
daughter to return.
Teresa Yeates told of her anguish
over her daughter’s death and
poignantly described how different
family life is without her.
Speaking at her home in
Ampfield, near Romsey, Hampshire,
Mrs Yeates, 58, said: “She just had
this joy and vibrancy, even though
she didn’t live here.
“I am sat in the kitchen just
wanting her to come through the
door. It is just so quiet here without
her.”
Mrs Yeates was speaking as a new
picture of Joanna emerged showing
her as a smiling, happy schoolgirl.
Proudly clutching a trophy at a
school sports day, Joanna is
photographed beaming in a blue
summer blazer and straw boater,
alongside England cricket legend
David Gower.
Her classmate, Emma Streatfield,
25, last night said Joanna “was
always in good spirits and could
always make you laugh”.
Emma is pictured standing next
to Gower in the photo, which was
taken at Sherborne House School,
in Chandler’s Ford, Hants.
She said: “We were just 11 and
didn’t have a care in the world when
my mum took this picture.
“It was sports day 1996 and a
special occasion as the winners’
cups were presented by David
Gower. This was our final year at
Sherborne and we were all about to
go our separate ways.
“Looking at this photograph, it is
hard to believe that she is gone.
“The sentiment among her old
friends is utter disbelief that this
has actually happened. Sherborne
was a small school with only 26
pupils at most in the year. It was
very much a family atmosphere,
where everybody knew everybody.
“The Jo I remember was always in
good spirits and could always make
you laugh.
“She was small like me, but always
full of energy and just irrepressible.
My heart goes out to her family.”
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White-clothed forensic officers clad in oxygen masks checking equipment yesterday outside the house in Bristol where murder victim Joanna lived
Floral tributes outside the house yesterday alongside a police appeal notice as officers remove potential evidence
Landscape architect Joanna Yeates
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MURDER hunt forensic experts
blitzed victim Joanna Yeates’s flat
with chemicals and lasers yesterday
in a bid to unearth clues to her
strangler.
And another team used the same
techniques to comb through the flat
upstairs of her landlord Chris Jeffer-
ies, 65, who has been released on
police bail after being questioned
about her murder.
Police crime scene investigators
wore breathing apparatus to go
through 25-year-old Joanna’s flat.
A sign outside the building in
Canynge Road in the Clifton area of
Bristol warned: “Do not enter,
dangerous chemicals”.
A Cracker-style criminal profiler is
helping in the murder inquiry, it was
reported last night. The psycholo-
gist, who has not been named but
who is understood to have helped in
several high-profile investigations, is
advising detectives on the likely
characteristics of the killer.
And detectives have also launched
a national campaign on social net-
working website Facebook seeking
witnesses. An advert showing an
image of landscape architect Miss
Yeates headlined “Jo’s murder, can
you help?” is on the site to encour-
age people with information to con-
tact police on line.
Within five hours of launch, 136,794
people had viewed the poster. Avon
and Somerset police said using
Facebook was “far more cost-effec-
tive” than poster campaigns and
mass leaflet distribution. The “viral
nature” of Facebook means the
appeal will reach much further, a
spokesman said.
The head of e-services for Avon
and Somerset police, Scott Fulton,
added: “We hope this advert will
encourage even more people to
come forward.”
And Detective Chief Inspector
Phil Jones, who is leading the mur-
der investigation, said: “The major-
ity of people these days are spend-
ing time on Facebook and other
social networking sites. This has
become part of everyday routine for
many people.
“This advert allows us to point
people to special features on our
website with all the latest informa-
tion, it allows them to contact the
incident room direct online rather
than calling in.
“I would once again urge anyone
who may have not contacted my
team and may have information that
could help this inquiry to contact us.
Let us decide if this information is
significant.”
Joanna’s snow-covered body was
found on Christmas morning by a
couple walking their dogs just three
miles from her home.
She was last seen alive on the
evening of Friday December 17 after
she had been drinking with col-
leagues in the Ram pub in Park
Street, Bristol.
Police have found no evidence
that she was sexually assaulted and
have suggested that more than one
person may be responsible for her
death. They admit they still do not
know where and when she was killed.
Former English teacher Mr Jefferies,
65, has vowed to seek “massive
damages” from the police over his
arrest as a murder suspect, the Daily
Express can reveal. He is currently
staying with friends at a secret
address.
One said: “He has a small circle of
friends who are convinced he is
innocent and are very concerned for
him. It’s been a terribly distressing
experience for him. His life in Bristol
is over.
“He can no longer walk the streets
of Clifton with this hanging over
him. He is getting a top London
barrister who specialises in high
profile cases and he will want mas-
sive damages from the police.”
Mr Jefferies, the only person to be
arrested as part of the investigation
so far, was detained last Thursday
on suspicion of the murder and held
until Saturday night, when he was
bailed.
Increased patrols are being main-
tained in the area where Joanna
lived with her boyfriend, Greg
Reardon, 27, to reassure the public.
Detectives are still appealing for
help in tracing a 4x4 vehicle seen
near where her body was discovered
in Longwood Lane, Failand, North
Somerset.
DCI Jones said: “We have had a
number of reports of vehicles in
Longwood Lane during the late
Friday evening and early hours of
Saturday morning, including a
possibly light-coloured 4x4 vehicle.
“This 4x4 and the other vehicles
may be completely unconnected but
I urge anyone in that car or any
other driver in the vicinity that night
to come forward.”
Police blitz flats with
chemicals and lasers
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laboratories last night shed light on the
vital work of crime scene investigators in
the hunt for clues in Joanna’s murder.
The entrance to her home at 44 Canynge
Road, Bristol, yesterday carried a police
sign warning that dangerous chemicals
were in use.
The Daily Express was told that
chemicals, and use of specialist lasers, is
common practice in seeking minute
fingerprint traces in areas which have been
hyper-cleaned.
CSI officers often use a chemical known
as Ninhydrin when testing for fingerprints.
It is used in liquid form when applied to
porous surfaces like wallpaper and as a
powder on wooden floors.
Officers have also used lasers in the
apartments belonging to Miss Yeates and
bailed suspect Chris Jefferies, 65, her
landlord.
Forensic Science Service Ltd – under
threat from economic cuts – revealed that
lasers are used to “show evidence of a
clean-up”, possibly showing whiter areas
that may have been specifically cleaned.
Another forensic science is the study of
fibres found on textiles in properties, cars
and on clothes.
Ray Palmer, the Service’s principal
forensic scientist, said: “Fibres are
particularly important when the body is
deposited away from the murder place.
“They will often give an indication of
whether two people were in contact and
how recently.”
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SINGER Peter Andre, who has
kept his love life secret since
the break-up of his marriage to
Katie Price, has admitted he is
in a relationship with Elen
Rivas, the former fiancee of
Chelsea star Frank Lampard.
Peter, 37, yesterday con-
firmed they were dating after
being spotted having dinner
with Spanish-born Elen.
The couple looked happy and
carefree in each other’s com-
pany as they were spotted in
the back of a taxi, with demurely
dressed Elen seeming a world
away from Peter’s glamour
model-turned-businesswoman
former wife.
Katie and Peter, who have two
children together, split in May
2009 with Katie going on to
marry cage fighter Alex Reid, 35,
in a whirlwind romance. But just
days ago the mother of three,
who recently dyed her hair back
to blonde, admitted her second
marriage was “in crisis”.
Peter was forced to reveal his
two-month relationship with
Lampard’s former fiancee yes-
terday after he and Elen were
spotted leaving Claridge’s hotel
in London.
The pair met at a dinner with
friends in November and spent
Christmas together.
The Mysterious Girl singer
admitted he was “very happy”
and that their friendship was
“serious”. He told friends: “She
is so classy and beautiful – just
the change I needed after every-
thing that has happened in the
last two years.”
Peter’s spokeswoman said
last night: “Peter and Elen are
in a relationship and have been
for a couple of months.”
Peter has previously refused
to comment on speculation
about dates with several
women, including the former
Sugababe Keisha Buchanan
and Australian designer Angela
Mogridge.
Elen, who is about to star in
Dancing On Ice on ITV, spilt
from England midfielder Lamp-
ard, 32, in February 2009.
He has since started a rela-
tionship with Christine Bleak-
ley, presenter of ITV’s Daybreak
programme.
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Parents’ outrage over ‘sick’
EastEnders cot death plot
Alfie Moon looks on as Kat cradles the coffin of the baby she believes is her son. But he has been swapped by Ronnie Branning, right, with husband Jack
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THE EastEnders cot death plot has
sparked a furious backlash from dis-
traught parents who have branded
it “sick”.
The BBC has had 3,400 complaints
over the storyline of the new-born
sons of Ronnie Branning and Kat
Moon – the second highest number
for an episode of the soap.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is
today also due to reveal the number
of complaints it has received.
The harrowing New Year’s Eve
instalment showed Ronnie, played
by Samantha Womack, 38, discover-
ing that her son James has died. She
swaps him with baby Tommy Moon,
leaving his mother Kat, played by
Jessie Wallace, 39, heartbroken.
While the BBC1 soap is known for
controversial plots, viewers writing on
internet forums and Twitter feel pro-
ducers have gone too far this time.
On Twitter, Ben Jardine wrote:
“Whoever wrote this must be young,
childless and trying too hard. Shame
on you.” Another Twitter user,
estherella1, said: “It’s sick, why can’t
anyone on that show be happy!”
On one Facebook page, named
“Stop EastEnders storyline in which
Ronnie’s baby dies in a cot death”,
Gemma Broomes, whose four-
month daughter died of Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome 10 years
ago, said: “When I found out East-
Enders was doing something on cot
death I was happy as you are treated
as a criminal when your baby dies.
“But when I found out the story-
line, I was disgusted. Why do the
BBC do a story line so we’re all made
out to be baby-snatchers?”
Leah Playle agreed, adding: “Typi-
cal BBC, don’t care what the viewers
think. The swapping babies part is
the worst, that’s just sick.”
On the Mumsnet forum, a mother
posting as Rubbersoul said: “I’ve
always been a big EastEnders fan
but this storyline is really making
me feel both sick and angry.” Miss
Womack has revealed that acting
out the story was “the most horrific
four weeks of my life”.
She said: “I couldn’t stop crying
when filming the scenes where Ron-
nie finds her dead baby. I couldn’t
switch off when I returned home.”
The BBC insists that it has been
working with the Foundation for
The Study Of Infant Deaths (FSID)
to make the story realistic.
But the foundation said its
involvement was limited to advice
on baby death research, the profes-
sionals who would help an investiga-
tion, and how grief could affect the
Moons. It said: “FSID had no
involvement in the baby-swap plot
line. The actions of Ronnie are in no
way endorsed by FSID as a typical,
or even likely, reaction of a bereaved
parent.”
EastEnders’ executive producer
Bryan Kirkwood said: “We appreci-
ate this is a challenging story, and
have taken care to ensure viewers
were aware of the content in advance
of transmission.
“We also provided actionline num-
bers at the end of each show, offer-
ing advice and support to those
affected by the issues.”
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twins celebrated their 101st
birthday yesterday.
Widows Ena Pugh and
Lily Millward, born on
January 4, 1910, were
toasted with cups of tea by
their family in Wales.
Ena said: “We are having a
lovely day.” Lily added: “It’s
lovely to be together.”
Farmer’s daughters Ena
and Lily live a dozen miles
apart in their own houses
near Brecon but meet up
weekly to shop and chat on
the phone.
Guinness World Records
HQ in London has
confirmed their “world’s
oldest” status. The secret of
long life? “Laughter with
each other,” said Lily.
THIS beautiful white crescent set
amid a blaze of gold and orange was
the holy grail for skywatchers in
Britain yesterday.
But most people who set up
telescopes and cameras for the
moon’s partial eclipse of the sun
between 8am and 9.30am did not see
it. Clouds obscured their view of the
first partial eclipse in Britain since
August 2008. Those who missed out
must wait until March 2015 for
another attempt. This picture was
taken in Huntingdon, one place
where the wait was rewarded.
Swedes enjoyed the best spectacle
with 85 per cent of the sun going
dark. The eclipse was also seen in
much of the Middle East, North Africa
and Central Asia.
A BOY of three is
thought to have
spent Christmas sit-
ting beside the body
of his dead mother
in the hope she
might “wake up”.
When his grand-
father telephoned,
the child told him:
“Mummy’s asleep.”
Meanwhile the boy
would have received
no fresh food or
drink for a week.
Emilie Decroix, 28,
is thought to have
died of an aneurysm
in Loison-sous-Lens
in the Pas de Calais
region of northern
France in late
December.
Work colleagues in
the nearby town of
Lens assumed she
was ill and had been
unable to call in.
A source close to
the investigation
into Ms Decroix’s
death said: “The
child’s grandfather
called at the house
on New Year’s Eve
where he found her
dead body with his
grandson sitting
quietly next to her.
“Nobody knows
when Emilie died,
but it is likely to
have been before
Christmas.”
The unnamed child,
who is being cared
for by his grand-
parents, is having
counselling.
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for the Biggest Piece of
Cheek 2011, Ed Miliband
would be home and hosed
already. The leader of the
Labour Party called yester-
day for Chancellor George
Osborne to apologise for the
VAT increase.
Come again? I must have
missed Mr Miliband’s own apol-
ogy for his role in creating the
dire economic straits which
Mr Osborne inherited in May.
For a man who advised
Gordon Brown for 16 years,
who went with him from oppo-
sition into the Treasury when
Mr Brown became chancellor
in 1997, and who then joined
the Cabinet when Mr Brown
became prime minister, to call
on George Osborne to apolo-
gise is cheek of the highest
order.
Because if it wasn’t for
Gordon Brown we would not
be in the mess we are now. It
was Mr Brown’s recklessness
and incompetence which
brought the public finances to
the brink of ruin. And it was
Gordon Brown whom Ed Mili-
band loyally served without a
single public word of criticism
of any aspect of Mr Brown’s
economic policies.
H

UITE rightly most of
us are angry at the
VAT rise to 20 per cent.
Yet again the blameless
majority are suffering at the
hands of politicians. Although
the Consumer Price Index infla-
tion rate is 3.3 per cent that
overall figure masks severe
increases in common or garden
items. Oranges are a third more
expensive than last year. The
average pack of butter is up 22
per cent from £1 a year ago.
Salmon is 25 per cent more
expensive.
As food that is all exempt
from yesterday’s VAT increase.
But petrol isn’t. This month’s
fuel duty rise has added 1p to a
litre. The VAT increase adds
2.5p. Average petrol prices are
now expected to reach £1.30 a
litre later this month.
And that’s why, for all the
opprobrium being heaped on
the Chancellor’s head for the
VAT rise, it’s undeserved. It
should be directed Ed Mili-
band’s way.
Put yourself in Mr Osborne’s
shoes. The last thing he wants
to do is impose a tax rise which,
because it will deter people
from spending, might work
against the economic recovery
he is trying to bring about. But
above all else he has to plug the
hole in the public finances
which has been bequeathed by
Ed Miliband’s partner in
economic crime Gordon Brown.
The coalition inherited the
largest budget deficit of any
economy in Europe – with the
exception of Ireland. One
pound in every four we spend is
borrowed money. Not that Mr
Brown cared. His borrowing
forecasts were so far removed
from reality that the long-term
borrowing forecast made in his
2001 budget turned out to be
wrong by about £100billion.
£100 BILLION!
The upshot of all this was
borrowing for 2010/11 which
would have reached £155billion
under Labour’s spending plans.
To reduce that the only options
are spending cuts and tax rises.
The issue is how you balance
the two. As a Conservative Mr
Osborne believes in keeping
spending in check and low
taxes. But in the real world of
today something has to give.
Labour’s natural inclination –
and certainly Red Ed’s – is to
keep spending high and have
high taxes to pay for it (or, more
accurately, not to pay for it
given the party’s addiction to
borrowing).
Mr Osborne’s plans are
designed to reduce the
expected £155billion borrowing
to £149billion this year, then
down to £116billion, £89billion,
£60billion, £37billion and £20bil-
lion in the following years.
The spending cuts/tax rise
mix by which the Chancellor
has chosen to fund the reduc-
tion is 77 per cent through
spending cuts and 23 per cent
tax rises.
Shadow Chancellor Alan
Johnson said yesterday that
Labour would have a mix of 40
per cent cuts, 60 per cent higher
taxes. So it’s rich for him to
attack Mr Osborne for a tax
rise. And Labour’s preference
is for a higher tax on jobs –
increased national insurance –
rather than VAT.
K

HAT reveals the real
fault line. If the recovery
is to be sustained it will
be because entrepreneurs and
business succeed and lift us
into greater prosperity. The
very last thing that we should
be doing is taking measures
which directly attack the
chance of that happening – and
that’s what Labour’s policy of
an increase in national insur-
ance amounts to because it
makes it more expensive to hire
employees.
So tempting as it is to attack
Mr Osborne for the VAT
increase we need to bear the
big picture in mind: that poli-
tics is about choices and the
Labour choice is to tax jobs
and let public spending remain
above sustainable levels.
Not that Mr Osborne has
gone anywhere near far enough
with cuts. For all their sup-
posed severity his plans will
simply halt the rate of Labour’s
public spending growth. By
2014 spending will be at the
same level as 2008. I don’t recall
mass protests two years ago
complaining that spending
then was too low.
Spending will still be far too
high even under the new cuts
regime. Increasing the aid
budget is posturing of the worst
kind, ring-fencing the NHS
makes no sense given the huge
spending increases it has had
and its appalling productivity,
and the planned link between
pensions and earnings or infla-
tion, depending on which is
higher, is sheer profligacy. The
coalition should be going much
further in rebalancing public
spending.
But in the end George
Osborne isn’t the villain here.
He is simply trying to clean up
the mess bequeathed by
Gordon Brown.
And for that he deserves
praise, not blame.
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IVING standards are under severe
pressure right across Europe as the
continent struggles to adapt to
straitened economic circumstances.
But in one part of the economy there
is no hint of belt-tightening. The
European Union is continuing to
squander millions on new bureaucratic
initiatives.
A new EU regulatory framework for
the banking sector will not only cost a
fortune but will almost certainly erode
London’s status as Europe’s financial
capital too, costing Britain thousands
of jobs and enormous sums in lost tax
revenue.
Even those who think we should
continue to belong to the EU must
surely agree that at times like these our
outgoings to it should be going down
rather than up.
But still the EU bureaucracy expands,
pushing its tentacles further into every
aspect of economic life and making it
harder than ever for wealth-creators to
generate success.
The more it does so, the more it
confirms what the British people are
realising in ever-increasing numbers: we
are better off out of it altogether.
K
HERE are few more infuriating
things in life than to register a
complaint, ask for it to be remedied
and then to be told that the source
of unhappiness is “not a problem”.
Usually the conveyors of these
messages are inept shop assistants or
waiting staff. But when a council leader
starts spouting such nonsense the
consequences cease to be personal and
become intensely political.
That Pete Edwards, the leader of
Exeter Council, thinks uncollected litter
is “not a major problem” does much to
explain why the streets of his city are in
such a filthy and disgusting state.
The people of Exeter are right to be
angry. Their local authority should be
working around the clock to collect
litter that has been accumulating since
well before Christmas.
And once that essential task has been
completed the council should remove
another problem – Councillor Edwards
himself.
J
INGER Charlotte Church has been
disobliging about the Queen,
saying that Her Majesty is an old
woman who does not know what is
going on in her realm and moaning:
“I’ve met her seven times and she never
remembers me.”
When that happy day dawns on which
Ms Church can say she has given six
decades of exemplary service to the
nation she will be entitled to complain if
people do not recognise her.
In the meantime an apology is clearly
in order.
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TWO stories suggest that the
church is wising up to
modern living. In the first a
group of nuns is providing
on-line retreats for Catholics
who cannot get away to a
physical retreat. How
splendid! A virtual retreat! I
shall certainly want to try it.
In the second story the
Church of England plans to
base shops, post offices and
internet cafes in churches.
Undeniably that will
encourage people to step
inside a church when
otherwise they would give it
a wide berth. It is reassuring
also to see that the church
has retained its sense of
humour, calling one such
outlet Heavenly Supplies.
OK, I prefer my churches
quiet and dignified to pray in
but as most of them are now
locked up from one end of
the week to the other it’s
hard to enter and pray
anyway.
Therefore they might as
well encourage people in
through other means, as long
as the Anglican hierarchy
remembers the distinction
between a holy place and a
den of thieves.
OVER Christmas I read what I
consider a particularly brave
book: In The Midst Of Life by
Jennifer Worth.
This gem of a study
confronts our greatest taboo:
death. The author is a nurse
of several decades standing,
who set out as a midwife in
Fifties Britain and who
throughout a long career has
watched social attitudes
change from revering a
peaceful death to delaying its
finality at all costs. Instead of
dying at home surrounded by
family, people now die
surrounded by machines,
often without even a nurse
present so pressured is
everyone in modern
hospitals.
She contrasts various
end-of-life experiences
across class and social
divides. At the heart of this
book is the assertion that the
NHS dares not let anyone
die, even when life can be
prolonged only briefly and
painfully, because it fears
being sued. Our old friend
the compensation culture
has much to answer for.
This book should be
compulsory reading for any
trainee nurse or doctor – and
perhaps for the odd relative
or two as well.
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CHRIS JEFFERIES, the eccentric teacher
arrested by police on suspicion of murder,
now knows who his friends are. He has been
monstered in some of the less fastidious
sections of the press by ex-pupils, most of
whom remain anonymous, and treated as all
but convicted of murder when he hasn’t even
been charged. The words Colin Stagg spring
to mind. By contrast a former headmaster
puts his head firmly on the chopping block
by saying that he backs his judgment that
Jefferies is incapable of such action and a
neighbour takes a similarly brave stand.
I hope they are right simply because they
have guts.
None of us can actually say we know
someone well enough to be certain of their
actions. The Moors murderers were ordinary
clerks in a small office whose colleagues
never suspected a thing. However what we
can say is that vagueness and a professorial
tendency to qualify and re-qualify every
statement do not add up to murder. Only
time will tell whether police suspicions are
justified.
Until recently all the media told us was
that “a man is helping police with inquiries”.
That protected the innocent. Now we get
revealed identities, with photographs and life
histories and the comments of acquaintances
and those with grudges. The innocent can
and have been branded.
Whatever happened to innocent until
proven guilty? It appears to have been
jettisoned along with so many other solid
British values.
T
HE riots at Ford open prison
are almost certainly the result
of the abuse of the system by
the last government. When I
was serving on the Home
Affairs Select Committee in
the early years of this century the then
governor of Maidstone prison revealed
that quotas were being set for transfers
of prisoners to open jails in order to
relieve the pressure on closed places.
She was concerned because she
believed it would result in unsuitable
transfers.
When I raised the matter ministers
denied that this was happening but it
seems obvious that it was and that
people were being sent prematurely to
open conditions.
Before that prisoners had to be indi-
vidually assessed as suitable for open
prison and the risk assessment was
thorough. Any misdemeanour could
delay transfer. Drinking while outside
could and usually did result in transfer
back to closed prison, even if it was a
one-off.
What saddens me is that when there
is an incident like this the whole open
prison system is brought into disrepute
and its purpose is too vital to allow
that to happen.
Long serving lifers need to be eased
back into normal life via a process of
supervision and support which is what
open prison provides. They need to ac-
climatise to prices, traffic and freedom
itself.
People whose offences stemmed
from drugs, drink or sexual obsessions
need a period of monitoring before
release. Furthermore open prisons save
the system a great deal of money by
housing very low-risk offenders who
have too much to lose by absconding.
They do not need walls, dogs or the
same ratio of officers to inmates.
Equally therefore sanctions must be
effective. Unless inmates believe that a
breach of the rules will lead to a return
to closed prison why should they fear
consequences? A place in an open
prison should be a prize for any convict,
not taken for granted.
Ken Clarke should restore the
integrity of the transfer process without
delay, even if that does mean a bit more
overcrowding in the closed sector.
I WOULD rather be the child of the
poorest person in Britain than be
Zachary Furnish-John. The child was
conceived in the full knowledge that
he would never have a mummy. The
pregnancy and birth were bought and
paid for like anything purchased in a
shop. Elton John will be in his late 70s
when the child is in his teens. It is
selfish beyond belief. It is unlawful to
sell a child or give one away so why is
it lawful to sell the services of the
womb or to buy such services? You
don’t have to be homophobic to shudder.
REESE WITHERSPOON says she
has stopped self-googling on the
internet because the results
upset her. But however did she
find the time in the first place?
I once tapped my name into a
search engine, found 300
results and switched off again
immediately. Ms Witherspoon
must have 10 times that. Why on
earth would she want to read it
all? Vanity? Or just curiosity?
Celebrities get other people to
answer their post, manage their
websites and divert their
phones because they are too
busy to do these things
themselves. So how have
they time to spend hours
reading what other people
think of them?
Next time Reese has a
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adviser on “behavioural
economics”, believes
that calling time on the
centuries-old social
habit would greatly help
reduce binge drinking.
He has even discussed
it with senior officials at
the Cabinet Office and
has suggested that
groups of drinkers
should run an Ameri-
can-style tab while out
drinking.
It is not known if – or
how often – he has spent
an evening drinking
with chums in a British
pub. But his suggestion
is not one likely to be
taken up by groups of
men to whom the tradi-
tion of round-buying is
as ingrained as discuss-
ing in the finest detail
that other sacred issue
– football.
The only concession
to a variation of each
man taking his ritualis-
tic turn to “get one in” is
the creation of a kitty. Some drinkers
prefer to each put a fiver or a tenner
“in the pot”, instructing the barman
to let them know when funds are
running low and need topping up.
N

HETHER sticking to the
tradition of buying a
round, starting a kitty or
running a tab would reduce binge-
drinking is questionable.
At least with round-
buying each man has a
(rough) idea of how
much he has drunk and
can stop – but only after
having taken his turn in
the process. A tab would
also be illusory, often
resulting in bad feelings
because the final total is
far higher than anyone
thought.
And there is often the
embarrassing complex-
ity of having to work out
how much extra is owed
if, say, one man is drink-
ing large whiskies rather
than pints of beer.
The rituals of social
bonding through meeting in the pub
with friends and buying rounds is
thought by social historians to date
from the arrival of the Vikings who
brought with them the idea of keep-
ing up with a certain level of drink-
ing. After a day fighting, chasing
women and stealing livestock they
would spend the evenings boozing.
Not unlike today’s Scandinavians
(my head still aches at the very
thought of an evening I once spent in
Stockholm), they would round-buy
until oblivion set in. Then as now,
trying to dodge taking one’s turn
must have been a heinous crime.
Being Viking, punishment was prob-
ably carried out with one swipe of a
broadsword.
I have in my time as a pub lover
encountered the occasional dodger
or, in the words of one friend, “a
bloody beer bandit”. The extremes
to which some will go in order to
avoid a round are often transpar-
ently obvious.
Some will time a trip to the gents
just before it is their turn. Spending
longer than usual in there they will
have avoided buying for everyone
else and simply buy a
drink for themselves.
Apart from social
exclusion there are
other forms of punish-
ment. You can buy
mock Asbo certificates
which can be sent to
the offender. The spoof
Asbo lists a number of
excuses that will no
longer stand up.
Among them are: “wal-
let in other trousers,
waiting to pick up bet
winnings, being
mugged on the way to
the pub, claiming to be
‘not drinking tonight’,
saying the barman
won’t change a £50
note or tearfully protesting that the
kids need shoes.”
Buying one’s round is part of the
whole matter of being male. Or, in
the case of Australia, being “a mate”.
Indeed there is no crime more hor-
rific in Aussie pub culture than dodg-
ing your “shout”. One of the most
impressive pub fights I ever wit-
nessed happened in Sydney because
a transgressor tried to slip away
without buying a round. The other
blokes fell upon him like those
ancient Vikings.
As the glasses flew the cry went
up: “His pockets are lined with fish
hooks.”
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RITAIN is a land of social conventions – and some are as
complex as a Japanese tea ceremony. High up in the
country’s etiquette stakes is the art – some would argue
that it is a science – of buying a round of drinks in a pub.
This is no simple matter of whacking down a handful of
change in front of a chesty barmaid and having your
drinking buddies bellow their orders.
It is a carefully orchestrated matter of a strictly observed
pecking order as to whose turn it is to pay. Get it wrong or try to
slip away when it is clearly your turn is to court future social
isolation – and worse, a clinging reputation as a round-dodger.
Now the nanny state has come up with a solution – and a dual
purpose one at that. An American economist, Professor Richard
Thaler of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business,
thinks the British tradition of buying rounds should stop.
The Prof, who is David Cameron’s highly influential special
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for his 65th-birthday this summer.
I’m told that the former American
president is already sounding out Sir Paul
McCartney, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen
to perform at the bash in August at the
20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Bill has always loved meeting stars and
he wants his party to be the biggest and
best of the year,” says a friend.
McCartney at least knows what he is
letting himself in for: he serenaded Clinton
on his previous birthday with a timely
rendition of When I’m Sixty-Four.

GAVIN HENSON, pictured,
is settling into his new life
as a player at English
rugby club Saracens.
But his team-mates are
apparently still coming
to terms with the
perma-tanned star’s match
day habits.
“Gavin needs to hog the
mirror for about 10 minutes before and after
a game,” says one. I bet he never had to
put up with this sort of lèse majesté on
Strictly Come Dancing.

WILL this be the first time that the annual
Rear of the Year Awards is boycotted?
Labour’s shadow communities secretary
Caroline Flint is said to be the front runner
(so to speak) for the prize – and is
apparently less than impressed. Colleagues
insist that she has “absolutely no
intention” of attending the winners’
ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel in
June if she gets the nod. Previous holders
of the award include Fiona Bruce, Rachel
Stevens and Ulrika Jonsson.
“Caroline has no idea where these votes
are coming from but she is not at all
impressed,” a fellow Labour MP confides.
Organiser Tony Edwards says Flint would
be the first winner to snub this signal
honour. Oh dear.

IT MUST be hard enough sharing the same
political party as the likes of Simon Hughes
and Lembit Opik but after the seven months
he’s just had, Nick Clegg needs any help he
can get to cope with his fall from grace.
The one-time darling of the leaders’ election
debates is now reviled for the coalition’s
stance on tuition fees among other subjects.
Which is perhaps why he has turned to
meditation during his recent break in Spain
with wife Miriam and the in-laws, I hear.
“Nick’s got a whole new range of breathing
exercises, apparently,” a colleague tells me.
“He must think meditation can help deal with
the pressure.” Expect to see him sitting
cross-legged on the front bench at the next
Prime Minister’s Question Time.

MEANWHILE, the state of poor Clegg’s
party is perhaps best summed up by the
latest poll to be conducted by its website
Lib Dem Voice for the annual Liberal of the
Year Award. I’m told that the shortlist does
not include a single Liberal Democrat. Eh?
However, the nominations do include
David Cameron and Kenneth Clarke. If
they can’t even back their own members
no wonder they’re expecting such dismal
electoral results in 2011.

AS ONE door closes,
another one opens: Arnold
Schwarzenegger is looking
to return to acting when his
time as governor of
California ends this year.
With the exception of a
witty cameo in Sylvester
Stallone’s The Expendables
recently Arnie, pictured,
has been out of the film business for 16 years
but insists: “It’s like bicycling or skiing; you
get on it and you feel like there is no time
lapse at all.”
Can it be long before we see him in Conan
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HAPPINESS seekers should take
a tip from chickens and go for a
“free range” lifestyle.
Many people believe the key to
improving their quality of life is
not accumulating money but
simply getting out more, accord-
ing to a survey out yesterday.
Asked what would give them a
better life, 24 per cent of the 1,100
adults polled by the free range
egg producer Happy Egg Co said
having more time compared to
the 21 per cent who thought
being wealthier was the answer.
Other ways to enjoy the simple
life include keeping chickens or
growing your own fruit and vege-
tables, the poll found.
Only 20 per cent of those ques-
tioned said they were happy at
work and just 30 per cent were
satisfied with their home life
because of too little leisure time.
One in four said they intended
to spend more time outdoors
over the coming year and 29 per
cent were happier in the open air
than indoors.
And while only 25 per cent lived
in what they described as a rural
area, 54 per cent said they would
like to live in the countryside.
Rob Newell, the Happy Egg
Co’s head of marketing, said:
“When under pressure we yearn
for more fun and more simplicity
as a means of bringing about
happiness.”
He added: “Peace and calm are
the most important factors for
contentment.”
COUNCILS have been accused
of “outrageous” neglect, as
people around the country have
been forced to wait up to a month
for their rubbish to be collected
over the Christmas period.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance
slammed local authority bosses
for showing “no humility whatso-
ever” after a council leader in one
of the worst-affected areas
claimed the pile-up of rubbish
was “not a problem”.
A number of bank holidays
where binmen have stayed off the
streets, bad weather and an
unwillingness by councils to pay
workers overtime have all been
blamed for the backlog.
Fuming residents in Exeter,
Devon, claim their community
looks like a “third world country”
after binmen stopped their
rounds in early December, lead-
ing to mounds of waste building
up outside homes and fears of an
explosion in the rat population.
But Pete Edwards, of Exeter
City Council, said it was not nec-
essary for refuse collectors to
work over the bank holidays to
clear the backlog – despite admit-
ting it may not be removed until
January 24.
He even suggested residents
should keep rubbish in their back
gardens. He said: “Every day the
bin lorries could have been out
they have been out – I do not see
it as a major problem.
“Refuse could not have been
collected on the bank holidays
because rubbish tips were not
open to dispose of waste. People
have got backyards where we
would expect them to leave it.”
Charlotte Lineacre, of the Tax-
Payers’ Alliance, said: “It’s outra-
geous that some residents have
been left with so much rubbish
uncollected. Council tax has
nearly doubled in 10 years so it’s
unacceptable that many councils
haven’t provided the services tax-
payers have paid for, especially as
they often lecture taxpayers
about their rubbish and recy-
cling. While some councils have
apologised, others have shown
no humility whatsoever, which
will frustrate taxpayers even
more.”
Exeter resident Joe Fawcett,
48, a software developer, said he
was “extremely unhappy” with
Mr Edwards’ comments. He said:
“When I walk to my corner shop
now I literally have to step over
all rubbish in the street. It is a
health hazard.”
Local Government Minister
Bob Neill, who has promised to
review fortnightly bin collections
– also blamed for the backlog –
has written to councils, warning
of a perceived “level of compla-
cency and a failure to address the
seriousness of the issues”.
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ROMANCE sometimes comes late
in life and when lonely pensioner
Michael Andrews chanced upon a
striking woman taking the air
around a magnificent stately home,
Cupid’s arrow struck.
But it all turned sour and ended
in a restraining order after his
marriage proposal was rebuffed by
the woman – who turned out to be
the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
Andrews, 75, said it was love at
first sight when he struck up a
conversation with the Duchess,
widow of the 11th Duke, during an
afternoon stroll around a village
within the grounds of the sprawling
Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.
Realising that time was of the
essence if romance was to blossom,
Andrews decided to pen a proposal
in the hope they could “spend their
final days” together.
However, his feelings were not
reciprocated and the Duchess, 90,
politely asked her staff to send a
gentle reply declining his request.
She thought that would be the
end of the matter.
But it proved the prelude to weeks
of alleged harassment as Andrews
bombarded the Duchess’s Peak
District home with telephone calls,
texts and letters pleading with her
for a change of heart.
And when they failed to work he
began making personal visits, where
he would stand outside her window
proclaiming his love.
Finally the Duchess, who is the
one surviving member of the Mitford
sisters, noted in Thirties and Forties
high society, called the police to
tackle her persistent admirer.
Now he has been given a restrain-
ing order after Chesterfield Magis-
trates’ Court heard how he had been
told on several occasions by both
the Duchess and her staff that she
did not want any further contact.
Andrews, of Stockton-on-the-
Forest, near York, was originally
charged with harassment.
But in court the prosecution
offered no evidence and at the agree-
ment of both parties, district judge
John Friel imposed an indefinite
restraining order preventing him
from contacting the Duchess again.
He told him: “In particular you
must not go on to the Chatsworth
Estate and not make any phone
calls or send any text messages, or
send anyone else to see her.”
Defending, Colin Byrne said: “My
client was sincere in his affections,
but unfortunately they were not
reciprocated.”
He added that Andrews was
“happy” the matter had been
resolved.
Last night the lovestruck pen-
sioner was brooding alone at his
smart, detached home. He said: “I
have no comment to make.”
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Arnie and Russian
leader are web pals
Police release CCTV film of Prince and Camilla being attacked
Shocked Camilla and Prince Charles in their car
POLICE yesterday released
dramatic CCTV footage of the
moment a mob attacked a car
carrying Prince Charles and the
Duchess of Cornwall.
Senior officers issued the
images, hoping to identify those
responsible for the attack on
December 9 in Regent Street, in
London’s West End, the most
serious breach of royal security
in a decade.
The council closed circuit
television film shows a crowd of
thugs who split from student
tuition fees protests outside the
Houses of Parliament and
descended on the royal
couple’s distinctive Rolls-Royce
Phantom VI.
Several people can be seen
surrounding the car, kicking and
hitting it, including a young
woman also caught on camera
breaking the rear window of
another car in the convoy with a
dustbin.
Police want to interview the
woman, who was wearing a black
coat, grey top and glasses, as
well as a man who was holding
her hand at one point.
Another man was filmed
running alongside the car and a
third man grabbed the side of it
before appearing to take a
photograph.
At least three metal dustbins
were hurled at two other cars in
the convoy, travelling to the
Royal Variety Performance at
the London Palladium.
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Medvedev and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger
have continued their chummy online relationship
into the New Year with a series of new tweets.
A shared love of technology has united the pair
over the past year and they have sporadically sent
each other friendly tweets since Mr Medvedev
met the then Republican governor of California in
June on a tour of Silicon Valley.
“Can’t wait to see you again – maybe skiing?”
the Terminator star wrote on Tuesday in reply to
Mr Medvedev’s good wishes a day after Arnie
stepped down from a seven-year stint as governor.
“We’ll definitely find the time,” Mr Medvedev
tweeted back. He was bowled over by Arnie when
they first met, quipping “I’ll be back”, one of
Arnie’s famous Terminator catchphrases, along
with “hasta la vista”, Spanish for “see you later”.
Arnie tweeted a picture of him and the Kremlin
chief lifting weights during a Moscow trip.
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Det Chief Supt Matthew Horne, who is leading
the riot investigation codenamed Operation
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among other acts of vandalism, including an attack
on the royal convoy.
“We believe most of the people whose pictures
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AMANDA HOLDEN beams with
joy after her surprise
announcement that she is
pregnant.
The Britain’s Got Talent
judge, 39, glowed in London
yesterday as she arrived for
auditions for the ITV1 show’s
new series, which airs in April.
But she kept the waiting fans
guessing about the size of her
baby bump by wrapping herself
in a fuchsia-coloured coat with
a strategically placed bow.
Amanda revealed on Sunday
that she was six months
pregnant with her second child.
She and music executive
husband Chris Hughes, 37, said
they were expecting a brother
for their daughter Lexi, four.
Amanda said: “I feel amazing.
Yes, it is a boy. But we haven’t
picked any names yet. It’s
tricky.”
The couple waited until the
six-month mark to reveal the
pregnancy after Amanda had a
miscarriage last year.
Britain’s Got Talent’s newest
judge, comic Michael McIntyre,
34, was also given a warm
welcome by fans at the
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Walking quickly can
help you live longer
WALKING faster can increase
your chances of reaching old
age, scientists say.
People who are able to cover
100 metres in one minute 40
seconds or less are more likely
to live longer.
But anything slower is
unlikely to be beneficial to a
person’s health.
Dr Stephanie Studenski, who
conducted the research, set out
to look at the link between
walking speed and survival
among older adults.
Walking speeds of one metre
a second or quicker consist-
ently showed that a person’s
survival would be longer than
expected, irrespective of their
sex or age.
The study authors wrote: “In
an older adult population the
relationship of gait speed with
remaining years of life was con-
sistent across age groups, but
the absolute number of
expected remaining years of life
was larger at younger ages.”
Researchers from the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh in the US
looked at nine studies of walk-
ing speed carried out between
1986 and 2000, using informa-
tion from 35,000 adults aged 65
years or older, whose walking
pace had been measured.
Speed was calculated using
distance in metres and time in
seconds with volunteers asked
to walk at their usual pace from
a standing start.
The distance varied from
eight feet to six metres and the
average speed was three feet
(0.92 metres) per second.
Researchers found that walk-
ing speed was associated with
differences in the probability of
survival at all ages in both
sexes, but was especially
relevant after the age of 75.
The study’s authors wrote:
“There are currently no well-
established approaches to pre-
dicting life expectancy that
incorporate health and func-
tion. Gait speed, or walking
speed, has been recommended
as a potentially useful clinical
indicator of well-being among
older adults.”
The researchers also found
that predicted survival based
on age, sex, and walking speed
was as accurate as predictions
based on age, sex and use of
mobility aids as well as smok-
ing, blood pressure, body mass
index, and spending time in
hospital.
The authors, writing in the
Journal of the American Medi-
cal Association, suggest there
are several reasons why walk-
ing speed may predict survival.
They said: “Walking requires
energy, movement control, and
support and places demands
on multiple organ systems,
including the heart, lungs, cir-
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could protect against heart
attacks and strokes is being
tested on patients.
The all-in-one “polypill”
combines a range of
medicines to reduce
cholesterol and blood
pressure instead of patients
having to take several tablets.
The pill contains low doses
of the cholesterol drug
simvastatin and low doses of
three blood pressure drugs.
The idea was first
suggested in 2003 when
scientists said its widespread
use “would have a greater
impact on the prevention of
disease in the western world
than any other single
intervention.”
The pill is now being tested
by a team at London’s
Wolfson Institute, who will
offer it to 100 patients for 12
weeks.
If the trial proves
successful, the pill could be
offered on prescription for the
over 50s within two years.
Aspirin was going to be
added but it is feared to be
dangerous in some cases.
A DRUG found in birch bark
may be useful in the
treatment of obesity, heart
disease and diabetes.
The compound, called
betulin, targets genes
involved in producing harmful
blood fats.
In animal studies, it
lowered cholesterol levels,
helped prevent obesity, and
reduced the risk of diabetes.
Betulin is “abundant in
birch bark” according to a
team from the Shanghai
Institutes for Biological
Sciences in China.
The researchers screened a
number of compounds in
search of a drug that targeted
key gene-activating proteins.
These proteins help “switch
on” genes for cholesterol, fatty
acids, and triglyceride blood
fats. But laboratory studies
showed that betulin lowered
the activity of the genes.
Further research suggested
that betulin may be more
effective than lovastatin, one
of the statins prescribed for
controlling cholesterol.
Betulin decreased levels of
fatty molecules called lipids in
the liver to a greater extent
than lovastatin.
It also made the body
respond better to insulin, and
reduced the build-up of
harmful deposits on artery
walls, known as
atherosclerosis.
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the study, said more research
might yield even more
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balance, strength and flexibility,
have admitted there is no science
to back up its claims.
And they may even be “no
better than a rubber band”,
according to an Australian
consumer watchdog.
Power Balance was forced to
make the admission about its
£29.99 bracelet after an
investigation by the Australian
Competition and Consumer
Commission.
The US firm is offering refunds
to customers in Australia who
believe they were misled, and will
be changing its website,
packaging and advertising to
reflect the new, more accurate,
message.
It must also remove the words
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Last year the band was spotted
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PJ Proby on
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scam charge
TV’s Clare beats cancer
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SIXTIES pop legend PJ Proby is to
appear in court today after being
charged with a £50,000 benefits scam.
The Texan, who once rubbed shoul-
ders with the Rolling Stones and the
Beatles and was described as having
more potential than Elvis, was
arrested two years ago and investi-
gated by the Department for Work
and Pensions.
It is alleged that he pocketed ben-
efits of £47,000 while receiving pay-
ments for gigs. Investigators were
thought to be looking at whether he
had undeclared concert earnings.
The former millionaire, 72, who
denies the allegations, is expected to
appear today at Worcester magis-
trates court.
A spokesman for the Department
for Work and Pensions said he could
not comment on specifics of the case
before Proby’s appearance.
But he said the benefits related to
housing, council tax, pensions credit
and income support.
Three times married Proby made
headlines for wearing tight trousers,
and his live performances attracted
controversy in the more genteel
Sixties when his trousers repeatedly
split on stage.
Proby played with the Beatles and
was friends with Elvis Presley, and
dated his sister for a while.
At the height of his fame, he owned
three houses in Beverly Hills and one
in Chelsea, London, as well as three
Rolls-Royces, his own Learjet and a
large yacht.
But since his fame waned, the
singer, who enjoyed a string of top 10
hits including Hold Me and Some-
where, has been dogged by cash prob-
lems and drinking binges.
He now lives in a bungalow, near
Evesham in Worcestershire.
In 2001, he was evicted from a previ-
ous Evesham home after failing to
pay £400 in rent.
Despite a low-key lifestyle Proby –
real name James Marcus Smith – has
carried on touring in the UK with
appearances in Rhyl, Worthing, South
Shields and Blackpool.
He tours in his Winnebago motor
home, performing cabaret.
Investigators raided his home in
July 2007, but details only emerged
about the benefits charges the follow-
ing year.
Speaking about his benefit claims
in 2008, Proby said: “I am entitled to
be on benefits because of my asthma,
because I have a separated shoulder
from American football and because
of my alcoholism.
“But doctors have always told me I
should work to keep me from getting
depression. Until I was 65, I got a doc-
tor’s note giving me permission to
work despite my disability.
“But when you get to 65, they don’t
accept the doctor’s notes any more
because you are supposed to be
retired.”
Proby is a great-grandson of Wild
West outlaw John Wesley Hardin and
has often talked of his pride in his
renegade heritage.
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has told how “happy and relieved”
she is after beating thyroid cancer.
Clare, 39, celebrated the New Year
after being given the all-clear from
the disease she has been battling
since 2009.
The former jockey and horse racing
presenter told Dawn French and
Jennifer Saunders on BBC
Radio 2: “I had to have a
little operation just before
Christmas to take out a
nasty little lymph node.
“There was a worry that I
might have to have more
treatment.
“But I had a lovely letter
from my oncologist just
after Christmas saying,
‘Hurrah, no more treat-
ment’, so I’m very happy
about that.” Clare, who is
fronting Channel 4 show
Famous and Fearless with Chris
Evans, first noticed a lump on her
throat after seeing herself on TV over
Christmas 2008. She was diagnosed
with thyroid cancer in April 2009.
She had two operations and under-
went radioactive iodine treatment
last month. Clare also
shared her joy at her recov-
ery with fans on Twitter,
telling them: “The good
news is that I need no fur-
ther treatment.
“Not taking too much for
granted but very, very
relieved and can sing into
2011 with glee. Not the
series...”
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around 1,750 people in the
UK every year. In 2008, 354
died from it. Joy for Clare Balding
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getting rid oI 'moobs', the
menopaunch and, as
Cordon Pamsay revealed
this week, even on a new
hairdo. Why male vanity
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OOR Gordon Ramsay. He
thought he’d take advan-
tage of the quiet stretch
between Christmas and
New Year to have some
discreet cosmetic treat-
ments and he no doubt imagined
he would bounce back in front of
the TV cameras looking rejuve-
nated. Unfortunately he reckoned
without the paparazzi tracking
him through his convalescence.
What didn’t help was that he
spent his healing time after hair
regrowth treatment with David
and Victoria Beckham. Aside
from guaranteeing attention from
those prying lenses it doubled his
humiliation. If he had to be photo-
graphed with his face swollen up
like a beach-ball it would have
been better not to be snapped
alongside one of the world’s most
handsome men.
The TV chef’s facial nightmare
is hardly a great advert for going
under the knife but more and
more men are nevertheless doing
so. Of the 36,482 surgical proce-
dures carried out by members of
the British Association of Aes-
thetic Plastic Surgeons in 2009,
around 10 per cent were per-
formed on men.
“We’re seeing huge increases in
male cosmetic surgery and that
tends to be what’s causing the
growth in the market for us,” says
Liz Dale, marketing director of
the Harley Medical Group, which
has cosmetic surgery clinics
throughout Britain. “Around 20
per cent of our Botox patients are
now male and 25 per cent of lipo-
suction patients.”
The most popular procedure
for men at the Harley clinics is
nose reshaping, followed by chest
reduction, fat removal (liposuc-
tion), face or neck lifts and ear-
reshaping. Dale says the stigma
around surgery is fading fast but
men often shelter behind a non-
cosmetic cover story.
“When men come in now they’re
not embarrassed to talk about
why they’ve come. But they do
tend to say they’re coming in for
‘corrective surgery’ and not a
vanity reason. They’re putting a
broken nose right, pinning back
sticky-out ears, removing a spare
tyre of fat that ‘shouldn’t be there’
– as if it wasn’t anything to do
with eating too much!”
With a nose job costing around
£3,500 and ear correction £3,000
the procedures aren’t cheap but
neither are they the exclusive
preserve of the rich. So patients
come from all walks of life and are
usually in the 20-40 age group.
They may have lived through
their teens loathing their noses or
ears and suddenly have enough
cash to do something about it.
Otherwise they have suffered bro-
ken noses through rugby or foot-
ball and want them put straight
again now they can afford it.
Those closer to middle age are
trying to preserve their youth
with a tummy tuck, liposuction
or Botox. They may also be
suffering from gynecomastia, the
feature commonly known as
“moobs” and often caused by a
hormonal imbalance rather than
simple overeating. In 2009 nearly
600 operations were carried out
by BAAPS members to correct
this condition, either through
liposuction or by repositioning
the nipple and carrying out sur-
gery. Six years ago only 22 such
operations were performed.
Daily Express cosmetic special-
ist Dr Aamer Khan says men have
woken up to the fact that they are
increasingly judged on their looks,
which matters in a competitive
jobs market. “The economy,
threats of redundancy and tough
times have made it necessary for
men to look more youthful,” he
says. “Men also realise that they
are not stuck with things they
dislike and can easily do some-
thing about them.”
He says men are often more
difficult to treat for procedures
such as facelifts because their
skin is much thicker and male
patients tend to want more pain
relief. “Surgery can be incredibly
hard to recover from and often
people have to take a good few
weeks off work.”
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mate, when many people are
battling to keep hold of their
jobs, this just isn’t an option. “But
there is not always the need to go
under the knife,” says Khan. “For
almost every surgical procedure
there is a non-invasive option
which means no downtime, mini-
mal discomfort and a fraction of
the cost of cosmetic surgery. Most
importantly it also means no
general anaesthetic and a much
speedier recovery as most of
those procedures are carried out
in the doctor’s clinic.” The big-
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LIFTED: Dale Winton now has much more defined facial features thanks to plastic surgery EXCESSIVE: An almost unrecognisable Mickey Rourke now says he’s had too much surgery

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Man boobs, or moobs, are due to being
overweight although hormones can trigger
growth of breast tissue. A laser is inserted
through a tiny incision around the breast to
melt the fat which is then gently sucked away.
COST: From £2,000

FACE PEELS
A more intensive treatment than a facial but
resulting in a fresher and rejuvenated skin.
COST: From £100 per session

THE BROW FACELIFT
Dubbed the 15-minute brow lift, a series of
carefully placed Botox injections in the
forehead will result in a brow lift and when
injected into the skin can shrink pores
resulting in a smoother surface.
COST: From £500

HAIR TRANSPLANT
Surgeons remove a small patch of hair from
the back of the head and then implant each
follicle into the scalp. The operation takes
around four hours. After about a week the
deeply implanted hair starts to grow.
COST: From £3,000 up to £35k
WRINKLE RELAXERS
Botox injections into forehead and crows’ feet
around the eyes smooth the appearance of
craggy male lines
COST: From £200 per treatment area
UNDER-EYE BAGS
Radio frequency waves smooth and tighten
sagging skin by firming collagen fibres and
causing new collagen cells to form.
COST: From £200
RED VEIN REMOVAL ON FACE
This is done using an IPL Laser which feels
like an elastic band being pinged against the
skin. It is a lunch-time, pain free treatment.
COST: From £250
SAGGING JOWLS OR BEER BELLIES
Smart-lipo which removes small areas of fat
through laser probe “melts”.
COST: From £1,000
EYELASH ENHANCEMENT
A prescription treatment is applied once a day
for thicker eyelashes after eight weeks of use.
The treatment looks like a mascara tube and
is applied as a thin line at the root of the
eyelash to help stimulate growth.
COST: From £120
HAIR REMOVAL
Usually requested for back, chest and
shoulders a laser removes excess hair.
Results are permanent but can need up to
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Christmas and there have been
calls for greater regulation to
prevent cowboys entering the
market.
“The Botox boom highlights
the crucial need to increase
patient awareness of who is qual-
ified to provide cosmetic inject-
able treatments,” says Sally
Taber of the Independent
Healthcare Advisory Services,
which has just set up a scheme
called Treatments You Can Trust
to help people choose reputable
providers.
Most men of 40 and over still
bridle at cosmetic surgery but
Gordon Ramsay, at 44, is blazing
a trail. With a face famously
deeply scored by clefts and wrin-
kles he has already used filler to
correct some of the more extreme
fissures. It remains unclear pre-
cisely what procedure he has had
done in the past few days. He has
already been spotted leaving a
Los Angeles hair transplant
clinic in a surgical cap. Could his
present puffed-up face – one
unkind commentator said like a
Cabbage Patch doll – be an
extreme reaction to hair grafts?
Says one expert: “I don’t think
he’s had a facelift because his
jowls still seem pronounced. So
the facial swelling could be due
to a hair transplant. But it does
appear that Gordon may have
been treated with more facial
fillers to further fill out his fea-
tures and reduce the appearance
of the lines and wrinkles.”
It would be churlish not to
wish him well and perhaps the
next time we see him his face
will be as smooth as a proverbial
baby’s behind. But in the
meantime Gordon do yourself
a favour: stop standing next
to Becks.
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Nurse ran vice den
‘because NHS pay
left her penniless’
Marcia Howard outside court before being sentenced
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A WOMAN who claims
Donald Duck groped her
at a Disney theme park
has been given the green
light to sue in a US
court.
April Magolon, 27, said
she was holding her
young child in her arms
when the costumed
Disney worker grabbed
her breast and molested
her after she approached
him for an autograph.
She alleged the man
“then made gestures
making a joke indicating
he had done something
wrong”.
Her fiancé witnessed
the assault, which took
place at Walt Disney
World in Florida in May
2008.
The young mother,
from Pennsylvania, has
been trying to sue
Disney ever since.
She claims she was
forced to leave her job
and has suffered
post-traumatic stress
including nightmares
and digestive problems
since the assault.
She will finally get her
day in court, two and a
half years later, after a
judge ruled last week
that the lawsuit can go
ahead despite Disney’s
attempts to dismiss it.
A NURSE who led a double life as
a madam claimed she went into
the business because her pay was
so poor it left her penniless.
Marcia Howard quit her job to
run a pair of massage parlours
which boosted her income by
£50,000 a year.
She had at least eight women
operating as call girls at two
“Hayley’s Health Spas” which she
started in the 1990s, a court heard
yesterday.
Howard, 68, fought back tears
as she admitted keeping two
brothels and money laundering
and was jailed for 10 months.
The former nurse from Timper-
ley, Greater Manchester, opened
the first Hayley’s Health Spa in
Burnage during the 1990s after
working for the National Health
Service.
Soon afterwards, she opened
Hayley’s 2 in Whitefield, Man-
chester, with her then business
partner Paul Taun.
Following Taun’s death in 2007,
his brother Robert, 51, stepped in
and set about upgrading the
premises, installing bondage
rooms and TV lounges. He is esti-
mated to have made £112,000
between 2007 and 2009.
Prosecutor Tina Landale told
Manchester Crown Court that
soon after Paul Taun’s death
Howard quit the day-to-day run-
ning of the brothels but received
£1,000 a week as a partner with a
50 per cent share in the company
until police raided the premises
in May 2009.
Ms Landale said: “When inter-
viewed by police, she said she
didn’t know it was a brothel and
thought it was a sauna where
lonely men had a drink and a
massage from pretty girls.
“She said she didn’t know the
money was the proceeds of
crime.”
But the court heard she would
advise prostitutes on their under-
wear and Judge David Hernandez
rejected the claim that she did
not know what the business was.
After she was bailed, Howard
withdrew £26,000 from her
account, claiming it was to pay
utility bills. She was charged with
laundering the £148,000 she was
found to have earned between
May 2004 and March 2007.
Mark Smith, defending, argued
that Greater Manchester Police
had a liberal attitude to brothels.
He said: “They had a policy of
tolerating well-run and legiti-
mately organised sex businesses.
“Marcia Howard did not try to
do anything under-handed or
sneaky. She wasn’t thumbing her
nose at the police.”
Passing sentence, the judge
said: “These were brothels. Sex
was being offered and you both
knew what was happening over a
significant period of time.
“When the police raided Hay-
ley’s they found clear evidence of
sexual activity taking place. They
found three prostitutes.”
Judge Hernandez added that
aggravating features included the
length of time it went on and the
amount of money that was made.
Robert Taun was jailed for 12
months for two counts of keeping
a brothel and one of acquiring
criminal property.
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from his wife to spend the ‘occasional night’
with a prostitute?
IN HIS recent explosive
memoirs Keith Richards
described bandmate Mick
Jagger as “unbearable”
and joked about the size of
his manhood. However, the
guitarist insists that vent-
ing his feelings about the
tensions between the Roll-
ing Stones has been great
therapy for him and his old
mate Mick.
His autobiography Life
caused a stir last year when
Richards, 67, mocked Jag-
ger’s solo career, ques-
tioned his prowess in the
boudoir and dredged up
the bad feeling that blighted
the band 20 years ago.
The veteran rocker insists
that he was keen to give
an honest account of the
band’s ups and downs,
including their brief break-
up during the Eighties
when Sir Mick was cultivat-
ing his solo career. “My
main point was to explain
what the Stones have gone
through,” he explains.
And he says of the split:
“I don’t think Mick, up until
right now, knew how deep
a cut that was. Not just
to me but the rest of the
band. It became a very
difficult period, from the
late Eighties until 1990.
I used to call it World War
Three.
“Being in that pressure
cooker all that time – and
with two very strong egos
involved – there is inevita-
bly going to be a time when
the pressure cooker pops.
“It was something I had
to explain. If I had left it
out it would have been
Enid Blyton wouldn’t it?”
And now Richards is keen
to put his much-publicised
comments into context,
adding that he and Sir Mick
are now as close as they
have ever been after becom-
ing “more tolerant of one
another”.
“Basically we are broth-
ers,” he explains before jok-
ily adding: “I can knock him
but if anyone else does I’ll
slit his throat!”
GLAMOROUS Crystal Harris, the
girl from the Black Country who
is the new fiancée of Playboy boss
Hugh Hefner, says she won’t be
playing mummies and daddies with
her 84-year-old beau.
And the 24-year-old wannabe
pop star, who became engaged to
twice-divorced “Hef” on Christmas
Day, says she would not mind if
her mega-wealthy lover insisted on
a pre-nuptial agreement.
Crystal, who moved to the US
from West Bromwich during her
childhood, says: “I’ve never really
been the ‘wanting children’ type.
I have a bunch of different projects
I’m working on and that’s fun for
me, so that’s what I’m going to do.”
When asked about the possibility
of signing a pre-nup she insisted:
“I’m happy. I have the singing
thing going for me and other
things, so whatever he wants,
I don’t care.”
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POP veterans from band Duran Duran say
they are “wild boys” no longer and have
given up late nights on the lash.
Launching their new album All You Need
Is Now, bassist John Taylor, 50, admits:
“Time was that I never saw a sunrise unless
I was still up from the night before. But now
I love rising with the dawn. I just love the
energy of the morning.”
Singer Simon Le Bon, 52, adds: “I get
up to let the dogs out, then I listen to the
radio and think about cooking something.
We go to the pub, have dinner, then I come
home, sit on the couch and fall asleep.”
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Terminal 3 from Nairobi, Kenya…
singer PAULA ABDUL walking down
Broadway in New York…
Spotted...
THEY are Britain’s hottest
young actresses and often
seen as rivals but CAREY
MULLIGAN says she has
become firm friends
with KEIRA
KNIGHTLEY,
with whom she
co-starred in
the recent film
Never Let
Me Go.
The Oscar
nominees, both
25, first met
when they
played sisters
in Pride And
Prejudice
and Carey
says she was
delighted when
Keira signed up
for the flick as they get
along so well.
Carey – who split from
boyfriend SHIA LABEOUF
three months ago – says:
“Keira is the friend I call
when I’m in trouble or
suffering from a broken
heart. She’ll meet me in
the bar with a mojito and
be there for me.”
Carey also insisted her
friend is not as reserved as
she is thought to be.
She adds: “She reserves
herself for the people she
cares about but when she
comes to my birthday
parties – and she’s never
missed one since we met
– she’s the first to get up
and dance and the last
to leave.”
IT SEEMS David Arquette
owes his stint in rehab to pal
and confidant Howard Stern.
We reported yesterday that
the actor, 39, has sought help
after struggling to cope with his
separation from Friends star
Courteney Cox, 46, in October.
The Scream actor has made
two rambling, confessional
appearances on the controversial
US radio host’s show, and now
it has emerged that Stern, 56,
encouraged Arquette to get
treatment for “alcohol and other
issues”.
A friend of the DJ tells US
magazine Hollywood Life:
“Howard respects his friendship
with David and was looking to
help in any way he could.”
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and Keira
FRIENDS star Matt
LeBlanc says he has
been treated like a
simpleton for 16 years
because he played
dim-witted Joey
Tribbiani in Friends.
“Being known as
Joey always gives me
an advantage going
into any situation
because their guard is
down,” says the
43-year-old. “They
think I’m stupid. They
speak nice and slow.”
However Matt, who
stars with Stephen
Mangan and
Tamsin Greig in
new comedy series
Episodes on BBC2
next week, adds: “If
someone believes
your performance and
really thinks you’re
that person, that’s kind
of a compliment.”
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by Richard
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(1751-1816)
If a daughter you
have, she's the
plague of your
life,
No peace shall you
know, tho'
you've buried
your wife,
At twenty she
mocks at the
duty you taught
her,
O, what a plague is
an obstinate
daughter.
Sighing and
whining,
Dying and pining,
O, what a plague is
an obstinate
daughter.
When scarce in
their teens, they
have wit to
perplex us,
With letters and
lovers for ever
they vex us,
While each still
rejects the fair
suitor you've
brought her,
O, what a plague is
an obstinate
daughter.
Wrangling and
jangling,
Flouting and
pouting,
O, what a plague is
an obstinate
daughter.
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A MOTORIST who thought it was
his “civic duty” to warn other
drivers of a speed trap has been
fined for “obstructing police”.
Michael Thompson told magis-
trates that he flashed his head-
lights at other drivers because he
was anxious to avoid vehicles hav-
ing to brake sharply when they
spotted the speed trap, potentially
causing an accident.
But Thompson, 64, of Grimsby,
Lincs., who denied wilfully
obstructing a policewoman in the
execution of her duty, was ordered
to pay £440 after being convicted.
The vigorously-pursued prose-
cution and the conviction were
branded “ridiculous” and “a com-
plete waste of taxpayers’ money”
by lawyers at court. One solicitor
praised Thompson and said: “He
should be given a medal.”
The trial, which took more than
a morning of court time at Grimsby
magistrates’ court, cost the Crown
Prosecution Service at least £250
to bring and three police officers
involved in the case were at court
for much of that time, waiting to
give evidence.
Even police officers at court
privately questioned the decision
to pursue the case to a prosecution
and admitted that members of the
public overwhelmingly believed
that valuable police time should be
given to catching burglars and
victims of more serious crime.
The trial heard Thompson was
driving out of Grimsby on to the
A46 dual carriageway when he
spotted a police speed trap. He
flashed his headlights about seven
times to warn oncoming drivers,
but was pulled in by the police.
He claimed that, after he chal-
lenged the officers, one of them
told him: “I was going to let you off
with a caution, but I’m not now.”
Thompson told the court the
officer told him he was “perverting
the course of justice” but he had
replied: “I don’t believe that’s the
case.”
He branded the officer “a Rambo
character” acting “like Judge
Dredd” in using the law against
him unnecessarily.
Night that
quake hit
our homes
THE dramatic moments
when an earthquake
struck northern England
were described
yesterday by people at
the epicentre.
A-level student Chris
l’Anson, 17, was
watching TV with his
family when he felt the
quake at home in Ripon,
North Yorks.
He said: “I heard a
loud rumbling like the
sound of a big tractor
passing the house.
“Things started
shaking and the dogs
started barking. I
jumped up to get
outside. Then there was
just this rush of sound.”
David Jones, from
near Skipton, said: “A
heavy cast iron wood
stove rattled quite
loudly for about five
seconds. My wife
upstairs said wardrobe
doors were also rattling.”
The tremor, measuring
3.6 on the Richter scale,
struck at 9.02pm on
Monday. No one was
hurt. It followed a quake
in the Lake District on
December 21.
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The runway at
Rockhampton
Airport yesterday
and, inset, a
highly venomous
brown snake out
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A NEW menace is facing people
trapped by devastating floods in
Australia – a plague of venomous
snakes, toads and killer crocodiles.
Householders in Rockhampton,
Queensland, were warned to keep out
of the water after six-foot snakes were
seen. Saltwater crocodiles have also
been spotted in the rising Fitzroy
River, which has caused hundred of
residents to be evacuated.
Military planes have flown supplies
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77,000, after it became cut off.
Snakes, including highly venomous
taipans, brown snakes and red-bellied
blacks, have been spotted climbing
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Some residents have even taken
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Officials said the snakes were “very
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The crocodiles have been blamed
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Poisonous cane toads have been
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The water was waist deep yesterday,
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Mayor Brad Carter said of the
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think they are a risk if people keep out
of the waters, but if people do enter
the waters their safety cannot be
guaranteed.”
He said the floods were threatening
sewage treatment plants.
Water up to 30ft high has swamped
22 cities in the region and three
people have died.
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A POLICE force is
determined never to
knowingly leave victims
of crime undersold after
taking lessons in
customer service from
retail giants John Lewis.
Greater Manchester
Police hope their staff
can learn how to be
more polite and
approachable.
Employees at the John
Lewis store in Cheadle,
Greater Manchester, will
teach a select group of
officers how to be more
professional and
considerate when
talking to victims and
witnesses of crime.
The scheme is the
brainchild of
Superintendent Nadeem
Butt, based in Bolton,
and top performing
officers could be
rewarded with
certificates, just like
John Lewis’s own
employees.
The force has headed
off claims that it is a
waste of money by
revealing it isn’t costing
them a penny. The store
will not charge them for
the advice.
Superintendent Butt
said: “We all know John
Lewis is fantastic at
customer service.”
Officers from Bolton
will be trained in how to
take more time listening
to people, to keep
victims updated on the
progress of inquiries and
to tell people exactly
what happens after a
crime is reported.
Senior officers will
contact the public to see
what they think about
the way they have been
dealt with. It comes
after a community
survey revealed some
officers answered their
mobile phones while
talking to people or had
unprofessional musical
ringtones.
Superintendent Butt
said: “The main thing is
the fact that John Lewis
treats customer service
as a skill.” THE poignant funeral of tragic
goalkeeper Dale Roberts took place
yesterday as more than 500 mourners
said a final farewell.
The Rushden and Diamonds star,
who had also been capped for Eng-
land, hanged himself last month.
His sobbing fiancée Lindsey
Cowan, 25, clutched a photograph of
24-year-old Dale as she entered the
church.
And his best friend, Manchester
City and England winger Adam
Johnson, 23, appeared stunned at
the emotional service.
Dale was found dead at his home
at Higham Ferrers, in Rushden,
Northamptonshire, on December 14.
Lindsey has strongly refuted alle-
gations that he took his own life after
she had an affair with his team-mate
Paul Terry – brother of England and
Chelsea ace John Terry.
A tribute from her inside the Order
of Service read: “My Dale, we shared
so many magical moments and the
memories I will cherish forever, you
are amazing, the love of my life.
“Keep smiling and keep shining,
Love Lindsey.”
Paul Terry, who has since moved
to Darlington, was not at the service
at St Mary’s Church in Horden,
County Durham.
Dale, who had played for the Eng-
land C team after a promising start
in youth football, grew up in the
former pit village where St Mary’s is
known as the miners’ cathedral.
The Rushden and Diamonds
squad arrived by team coach wear-
ing grey suits and black ties.
Dale’s coffin, strewn with white
lillies, was carried into the church to
the song Everything I Do by Bryan
Adams.
Manchester City star Johnson,
who wore a dark suit with a muffler
against the bitter cold, appeared
devastated as he left the hour-long
service alongside Miss Cowan.
He revealed a vest with the mes-
sage “RIP Dale” after he scored the
winning goal in Manchester City’s
1-0 Premiership win over Blackpool
on New Year’s Day.
Dale’s parents, George and Isa-
belle Roberts, said in their tribute:
“We are honoured and humbled to
have a son like Dale and in his short
life he has brought us so much
happiness.”
MUSICIAN Julian Lloyd
Webber is to become a
father for the second
time at 60.
His fourth wife, fellow
cellist Jiaxin Cheng, 35,
is due to give birth in
June.
The star, who turns 60
in April, said: “We are
both so happy – it will be
the best birthday
present in the world.”
Lloyd Webber, brother
of theatre impresario
Andrew, 62, already has
an 18-year-old son,
David.
The cellist married
wife No.4 Jiaxin in
London in July 2009
after they met on tour in
New Zealand.
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Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 33
At last, hopes
rise of a cure
for baldness
Split-second from death...the victim points a camera at his family and unknowingly photographs his killer taking aim, top left. Inset, target Dagsa
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A STEM CELL problem may be the
cause of men going bald, according to
new research.
Bald men have fewer progenitors –
advanced stem cells crucial to new
hair growth – in their scalp than
hirsute men, the study found.
The exciting findings raise hopes of
finally finding a cure for baldness.
Researchers believe that stimulat-
ing stem cells in the scalp could be
the key to solving the problem.
Baldness is incredibly common but
though there are treatments, such as
hair transplants, there is no cure.
One man in four starts losing his
hair by the time he is 20 and two
thirds by the age of 65.
Celebrities such as doctor-turned-
comedian Harry Hill may laugh off
baldness but for many sufferers it is
no joke.
More than half of women have also
started to suffer hair loss by the time
they are 80.
The study by the University of
Pennsylvania Medical School exam-
ined levels of stem cells – the body’s
building blocks that can develop into
any cell in the body – in bald parts of
the scalp and parts with hair.
They also looked at levels of pro-
genitor cells, those already turning
into cells specific to the scalp.
They found that while the number
of stem cells was the same across the
bald and hairy parts of the scalp, the
numbers of progenitor cells were
lower in balding regions.
Study leader Dr George Cotsarelis,
the university’s head of dermatology,
said: “We were surprised to find the
number of stem cells was the same in
the bald part of the scalp compared
with other places, but did find a
difference in the abundance of a
specific type of cell, thought to be a
progenitor cell.
“This implies that there is a prob-
lem in the activation of stem cells
converting to progenitor cells in bald
scalp. The fact that there are normal
numbers of stem cells in bald scalp
gives us hope for reactivating those
stem cells.”
The researchers, whose study was
published in the Journal of Clinical
Investigation, say their next steps will
be to study both cell types in other
types of hair loss, including female
pattern hair loss, and investigate how
they could trigger regrowth.
POLICE investigating the New Year’s Eve
murder of a politician did not have to look
further than the last photograph he took.
The picture, taken outside the victim’s
house in Manila, the Philippines, clearly
shows a man aiming his gun, far left, from
behind his target’s smiling family, seconds
before he was shot.
The relatives – Councilman Reynaldo
Dagsa’s wife, daughter and mother-in-law
– are seen standing beside the family’s
car. The gunman, wearing a baseball cap,
is bracing himself against the vehicle and
pointing his gun at Dagsa.
On the right-hand side is a man police
identified as the assassin’s lookout.
Police said yesterday that Dagsa died of
his wounds before reaching hospital. His
family handed the photo to police.
Caloocan city police chief Jude Santos
said the two men were arrested in raids
on Monday.
He said the main suspect was a car thief
who was out on bail and it was likely he
was seeking revenge against Dagsa for
ordering his arrest last year.
The family – their faces are blanked out
to protect their identity – said they did not
hear a gunshot because of firecrackers
exploding around them. They only saw
Dagsa fall after he was hit.
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34 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
IT may be 30 years since
Abba released their last
hit but their fabulous
music lives on, so what could be
better than a reunion (“Surely they
don’t need the money, money,
money?”, January 4)?
I grew up with Abba as the
background to my teenage years
and my children in turn would hum
and sing along to their records,
proving their fantastic songs have
timeless appeal.
A long-awaited get-together of
the Swedish foursome would allow
a new generation to discover just
what all the fuss is about when it
comes to Abba.
Victoria Crompton,
Northampton
AM I the only one who
thinks that reunions of
once-worshipped pop
groups are a step too far?
Much as I enjoy the music of
Abba, I prefer to remember
Anni-Frid, Benny, Björn and
Agnetha as they were.
Their crystal-clear singing voices
will inevitably be weaker than
when they performed 30 years ago
and their stage act can only be a
travesty of the original.
Far better to leave us with our
memories intact than to meet up
again for what appears to be a
rather half-hearted reunion. After
all, they don’t need the money.
Steven Bates,
By email
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WE’VE seen a string of totally
unreasonable price rises for food,
other goods and important services
such as car insurance and rail
travel. Furthermore, massive hikes
in the cost of heating oil have been
little more than profiteering.
Now petrol and diesel prices
are skyrocketing thanks to tax
increases, making travel almost a
luxury for anything more than an
essential journey (“Price of a pint
up by 6p as VAT rise hammers
millions”, January 4).
Unfortunately, there seems to be
nobody in Westminster with the
slightest understanding of how
ordinary people are affected by any
of this.
With frozen salaries, rising
unemployment, big cuts in public
services and a VAT increase, we
have never been forced to pay so
much in return for so little.
When the coalition came to
power, there were promises to
make things fairer and listen to the
public, which is something that
Labour forgot about within months
of taking office in 1997.
If anyone wants to make a
difference to our living standards,
there must be a plan to reduce VAT
as soon as it becomes possible.
Bill Rose,
By email
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THIS nation is in a dire economic
state. We were told as much by the
Conservatives before they came
to power. So swingeing cuts and
tax rises are necessary and, yes,
we voted for all of these.
Therefore, we need to stop
sounding surprised when cuts and
rises are announced. As long as
each is strategically targeted, fair
and likely to get us out of the mess
left by Labour, there should be
no complaining.
Unfortunately, higher tax on fuel
at a time when its cost is at an
all-time high is hard to accept. The
move sounds more spiteful than
fair or sensibly targeted.
In the meantime, we should get
used to the idea that 2011 is not
going to be much fun, while always
remembering that Labour caused
this mess in the first place and the
Government is trying to get us out
of it. Blame Gordon Brown, not the
coalition.
Philip Kirkstall,
Manchester
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WHAT a lovely new year’s gift
Messrs Cameron and Clegg have
given us: a 2.5 per cent increase in
VAT. Just what we needed at a time
when millions of British people are
struggling to make ends meet.
Come on, Britain, wake up. We
can’t go on like this. It’s time we
took back control of our destiny.
The money we pour into the EU
coffers should be spent creating
manufacturing jobs here in the UK.
France and Germany protect
their manufacturing industries.
Meanwhile, French and German
state-owned companies are buying
up British companies at knock-
down prices and our government is
too weak to stop it from happening.
Alan Piper,
By email
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TAXING everything is not the cure
to solving our monetary problems.
Increasing VAT leaves less money
to be spent as people stop buying.
The answer is to reverse the rise in
VAT. What value is there in adding
a tax, except to the Treasury?
Stop overseas aid and state
benefits going out of the country,
abandon the EU and then watch
our economy revive itself.
Richard Molloy,
By email
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THE level of additional payments
received by Ministry of Defence
officials will come as a shock not
only to serving members of the
Armed Forces but also to the
thousands of veterans who continue
to face significant financial
hardship in their retirement (“MoD
chiefs land £39m as troops face
cutbacks”, January 4).
While the MoD can claim that
these payments are proportions
of salary linked to performance
rather than being bonuses, the
scale of such payments seems at
best ill-timed, given the number
of active service personnel with
concerns for their jobs and for the
level and quality of equipment
available to them.
Equally, many veterans
will justifiably feel aggrieved,
particularly as their financial
struggles only worsen as living
costs continue to rise.
This includes thousands of
Gurkhas who retired before 1997
and do not receive pensions equal
to their former British colleagues,
an issue yet to be rectified owing to
a number of factors, notable among
which is cost.
Performance incentives are part
and parcel of many salaries. The
MoD, however, must surely
consider wider sensitivities ahead
of making such payments.
Chhatra Rai,
General Secretary,
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THE head of the government-
backed NHS Shared Business
Services needs to be reminded that
people in his position should be
doing their utmost to maintain and
create employment in this country
rather than abroad (“ ‘Send NHS
files to Indian call centres’ ”,
January 4).
Perhaps if management positions
were outsourced instead of the
rank and file we would end up with
a better service.
R Edge,
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THERE have been many reports
about the lack of refuse collections
over the festive period, with the
snowy conditions being blamed in
some cases (“Councils act as if they
do us a favour by emptying bins”,
January 4).
So why can’t England take notice
of how they cope in Germany?
A snowplough is attached to the
front of German refuse vehicles,
which means the rubbish is
collected and roads cleared at
the same time. With more snow
forecast, why don’t we copy this?
Cheryl Blanche,
Canterbury, Kent
IF I’m so stupidly, irresponsibly drunk that I accidentally
let alone intentionally burn down my own house, I don’t
automatically get alternative accommodation provided
at public expense (“Inquiry at riot jail after 6 staff left to
guard 496 inmates”, January 3).
Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt said those involved in
the alcohol-fuelled, violently destructive riots at Ford
open prison in West Sussex would be brought to justice.
Yeah, right. Are the inmates bothered? You must be
joking. What have they got to worry about? Nothing that
English law will hand out. They’ve already been bussed
to alternative accommodation to continue their winter
holiday uninterrupted.
The solution is obvious. Any prisoner who wilfully
burned down his own residence should be given a
sleeping bag and forced to enjoy the benefits of increased
fresh air in his damaged accommodation, while he helps
to repair the destruction.
Tim Laskey,
Hindhead, Surrey
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Not only is Radio 3 approaching the halfway mark in
12 days of broadcasting the entire works of Mozart, but
today is the anniversary of the birth on Mozart’s wife
Constanze on January 5, 1762.
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of his G Major Piano Concerto K453 from a tune
sung by his pet starling.
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music may have a short-term effect in improving
the results of certain types of intelligence test.
*%Mozart was born with a deformity of his left ear
that he kept covered by a wig in later life.
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among Mozart’s estate when he died in 1791.
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Mozart to young rats makes them prefer Mozart to
Schoenberg when they grow up.
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prefer Mozart and Vivaldi to Beethoven.
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Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. ‘Amadeus’ is the
Latin version of the Greek ‘Theophilus’.
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Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 35
The young mum
strangled by her
ex-lover as their
baby looked on
Romance is checked out...online
Filthy surprise for genteel county
Laura Smith put up a ‘fight for life’, the court heard
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heard how Pickard had developed a
possessive and obsessive relationship
with Laura after she moved back in
with her parents in May last year.
Despite the split Pickard would
bombard her with text messages in
which he would try to win her back,
squabble over access to Olivia and
accuse Laura, wrongly, of having an
affair.
By July last year Pickard, who used
to see his daughter on Sundays, said
he was going to move to Scotland and
would not be visiting on July 11.
But he arrived after her parents left
their home in Scarborough, North
Yorks, and launched his fatal attack.
When police arrived Pickard said he
had been angry over the way Laura
had treated him “like he was nothing”
and said the fight started as they
talked in front of Olivia. He told them:
“I just flew for her. I just wanted to
hurt her. I put my arms round her
neck and kept squeezing.”
Laura died the next day as a result
of brain injury after being starved of
oxygen. A pathologist told the court
Pickard must have been squeezing
her neck for one to two minutes.
Prosecutor Richard Wright said:
“Pickard said it was not what he
intended and therefore he is not guilty
of murder, but it is the prosecution’s
case that it was a violent and constant
attack by a jealous and self-obsessed
man with whom Laura had to fight for
her life.
“Her injuries can only have ended
with her death and we say he is guilty
of murder.”
The trial continues.
EIGHT out of 10 single people check
out potential dates online before
they meet them, it was revealed
yesterday.
Millions of young adults use
Facebook, Twitter and Google to
glean details such as birthday, job
title and favourite food and drink.
Nine out of 10 claim it makes them
feel more comfortable about meeting
strangers.
Nicole Clowes, of www.UKDating.
A SEARCH by a seaside county for
an image to reflect its genteel charms
has backfired – with an internet poll
being topped by the pierced goth
singer Dani Filth of hard rock band
Cradle Of Filth.
The organisation Choose Suffolk
asked people to submit their
photographs of landscapes, people or
products for a Suffolk Icons contest.
Expected nominations were for
coastal beach huts, landscapes,
com, which polled 3,000 daters, said:
“It is understandable that people
want to know as much as possible
about the person they are meeting.
“Unfortunately, it also means the
first date, when we get to know
someone, is becoming redundant.”
But researching a date has ended
badly for 22 per cent of people, who
reported being forced to dump a
potential love interest before they
even had a chance to know them.
historic buildings and prominent
locals like former Ipswich Town
manager Sir Bobby Robson.
But Filth, 37, the self-styled
‘crypt-crawling’ frontman of Cradle
of Filth, formed in Suffolk in 1991,
recorded 13,025 votes, 11,806 more
than the nearest rival image.
Cheating has not been suggested.
But Choose Suffolk is re-staging the
poll with a shortlist of only 20
approved images – and no Filth.
A JEALOUS man stran-
gled his former girlfriend
to death while their baby
daughter sat yards away
in her high chair.
When the chilling 999
call in which Nigel Pick-
ard told the operator his
girlfriend Laura Smith
was not breathing was
played to a jury yester-
day, the child’s cries
could be heard in the
background.
Laura, 29, had been
with Pickard for two
years when he flew into a
rage and attacked her as
she cared for seven-
month-old Olivia.
Pickard, 45, admits
strangling Laura to death
but denies murder, claim-
ing he did not mean to
kill her.
But a pathologist yes-
terday said bruises on
her body were consistent
with what would have
been a “fight for her life”.
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week being named Time
magazine’s person of the year,
success has provided some
surreal perks for Mark Zuckerberg.
The 26-year-old computer geek,
who founded Facebook just six years
ago, became the world’s youngest and
fastest rising digital age billionaire
this week as he welcomed an invest-
ment from bank Goldman Sachs that
values his soaraway company at a
staggering £32billion.
His brainchild, created while a
Harvard undergraduate to help a
handful of fellow students connect
online, has exploded into a global
juggernaut with more than 500million
users and made Zuckerberg the
subject of acclaimed movie The Social
Network, which is this year’s Oscar
front-runner for best film.
Facebook is ubiquitous on the inter-
net: a modern-day living phone book
and virtual coffee shop where people
gather to meet friends, chat, play
games and share photos, videos and
random thoughts. Constantly updated
by users and forever changing it’s like
a forum where all society mingles,
sharing their lives, yet without any
messy real-life interaction.
It surpassed Google as the most
visited website of 2010 and Zucker-
berg expects to soon have 1billion
users and a company valuation of
£65 billion.
Facebook’s unprecedented popu-
larity is only part of what makes it so
valuable with the world’s biggest
captive market for advertisers. More
importantly, because users display
their most personal tastes and inter-
ests online it has the potential for
advertisers to target niche groups
with highly personalised advertising.
In a 2004 instant-message exchange
Zuckerberg revelled in the private
information he had gleaned through
Facebook, calling his trusting early
users “dumb f****” but he is far more
sophisticated today.
Facebook has shattered centuries
of fiercely protected personal privacy
by providing a forum where people
feel they can openly share every
aspect of their lives because they are
connecting with “friends”. Yet
throughout Facebook watches over
every data entry and the information
gathered can be gold to marketers.
Imagine writing online to a Face-
book friend about your dog being ill
and moments later finding adverts on
your computer screen for pet insur-
ance, dog food, pet supplies, veteri-
nary surgeons and lawyers willing to
sue on your dog’s behalf.
Zuckerberg now finds himself one
of the most envied men on the planet.
Yet despite having a mind-boggling
amount of Facebook friends, only a
few short years ago Zuckerberg was a
post-adolescent misfit with few
friends to call his own, ruthlessly
trampling over those he had on his
road to success.
Perhaps it was just a wild coinci-
dence that Zuckerberg donated
£64million to aid the state schools of
Newark, New Jersey, on the very same
day that saw the US release of The
Social Network, the film that depicts
him as a socially awkward egomaniac
who may have stolen the idea for
Facebook from fellow students while
at Harvard and created his company
just to meet girls and join college
clubs that excluded him. It was his
first major act of philanthropy.
The Social Network is the film
Zuckerberg didn’t want you to see. He
tried to get the script changed, co-
operated with an author to create an
alternate history of Facebook and
laboured to discredit the film, one
producer claims. Scott Rudin says:
“It was fairly clear that we weren’t
going to be working together.”
Zuckerberg’s donation was met
with rolled eyes in Silicon Valley,
where he has trodden on too many
toes. The Facebook founder kept his
friends only until they had outlived
their usefulness, according to Ben
Mezrich, whose book The Accidental
Billionaires is the basis for the film.
Much of the dialogue and drama is
borrowed from two lawsuits, which
Zuckerberg ultimately settled out of
court, suggesting there may be some-
thing to the accusations.
Brothers Tyler and Cameron
Winklevoss filed the first suit. The
twin Olympic rowers invented a
concept for an internet website linking
Harvard students with shared inter-
ests and hired Zuckerberg to write
the computer code. Three months
later, after repeated stalling, he
launched his own site The Facebook,
having cut the twins out altogether.
“We felt betrayed,” says Cameron,
29. “We were in total shock.” The twins
won a £42million settlement from
Zuckerberg and haven’t stopped
there: they are now suing for an equity
share potentially worth billions more.
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HEY hope to emulate Eduardo
Saverin, 28, who was Zucker-
berg’s best friend, business
partner and sole investor in the early
days but was squeezed out and
coerced into signing away much of his
30 per cent share in Facebook. He sued
and won more than £900m in stock.
Sean Parker, the charismatic Silicon
Valley bad boy who had been sued
into the ground by record companies
after founding music-sharing website
Napster, helped Zuckerberg meet
billionaire angel investors taking
Facebook to the next level but his
usefulness did not last long. When
the hard-partying playboy was
caught by police with drugs
and under-age Facebook
interns, Zuckerberg
dumped him, though
he retained his
seven per cent
share in the
c o m p a n y
worth more
than
£2.2 billion
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days in college when he hacked
into the Harvard website, stole
photos of all the students and
posted them on a site where
viewers could vote who was hot
or not. Outraged women’s groups
and their boyfriends almost had him
thrown out of college. He made
numerous enemies as his self-
obsessed behaviour progressed. After
he dropped out of Harvard and
moved to California his landlord sent
a letter of complaint asking him not
to throw furniture in the pool or walk
on the roof. At his next home the
patio wall was spattered with the
remnants of paintball fights.
His romance with Harvard student
Priscilla Chan faded as he often
slaved at the computer for three days
straight, breaking only to attend
business meetings in his trademark
Adidas sandals, pyjama bottoms
and a hoodie. He even
had business cards
printed with
the words:
“ I ’ m
CEO . . . bitch.” If he gives short shrift
to friends Zuckerberg is even harder
on himself. He routinely labours
through 16-hour days and cares little
for the trappings of success. No gated
mega-mansion estate, private jet or
yacht for him. He lives in a very
modest suburban home in Palo Alto,
California, sparsely furnished.
Even his study has only three chairs,
a table and two wooden shelving
units. A small hatchback car sits in
the driveway.
Q



UCKERBERG claims never
to have been driven by the
desire for money. What he has
in abundance, however, is luck and
ruthlessness.
“There is a wonderful irony in Zuck-
erberg’s privacy being shattered by
this film and his private life held up
for discussion since Facebook has
broken down so many walls of privacy
and allowed strangers to invade our
lives,” says one Silicon Valley veteran.
“Zuckerberg himself said that there
is no longer an expectation of privacy
on the internet.”
Biographer Mezrich believes that
Zuckerberg is so driven he does not
realise he has betrayed friendships.
“Mark doesn’t think like other people
do,” he says. “He’s socially different
and it seems he sheds a lot of friends
along the way because he’s so focused
on building this company.” Expected
to leap up from his ranking as 35th in
last year’s Forbes list of America’s
wealthiest, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg,
the son of a dentist and a psycholo-
gist in upscale Dobbs Ferry in upstate
New York, was born on May 14, 1984.
His father Edward Zuckerberg, 55,
is an innovative paediatric dentist,
among the first to use drill-free air
abrasion, digital X-rays and laser
cavity detection.
Mark had a privileged childhood
and despite his nerd credentials dis-
played athletic prowess in rowing,
fencing and tennis at school but he
loved computers and was self-taught
when he began programming at 10.
It’s that nerdiness that comes to
the fore in the film of his university
life The Social Network. Unsurpris-
ingly Zuckerberg has hit back. “It’s
fiction,” he says. “The real story is
actually probably pretty boring. The
framing is that the whole reason for
making Facebook is because I wanted
to get girls or wanted to get into clubs.
“They just can’t wrap their head
around the idea that someone might
build something because they like
building things.”
Facebook’s 500million members
have to decide if Zuckerberg is a
visionary genius or a megalomaniac
opportunist who got lucky. And they
need to remember that with every
word they write, every picture they
post and every video they upload
Zuckerberg is watching over
their shoulder like Big Brother.
They could always “unfriend”
him but for most Zuckerberg
was never their friend to
begin with.
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easier on the vino...
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rules are in force to make
banks and bui l di ng
societies move faster.
Those earning paltry
rates of interest and
wanting to move their
money to the highest
paying tax-free savings
account have suffered
huge delays in getting
the money transferred.
It has been estimated
that savers were losing
as much as £3 billion a
year because of delays.
The Offi ce of Fai r
Trading (OFT) has ruled
t hat f r om now on
providers must complete
transf ers wi thi n 15
working days rather than
the previous maximum
of 23 working days.
Interest must also be
paid by the new provider
within two days of it
receiving the funds. Last
year the OFT found that
cash Isa transfers take,
on average, 26 days with
a quarter taking as long
as 30 days.
Duri ng thi s ti me,
customers earn the
lower rate paid by their
previous provider.
Savers have to rely on
the banks to do the
actual transfer because
if the funds are moved in
any other way, the tax
advantages are lost.
Halifax and Bank of
Scotland have exceeded
thi s requi rement by
pledging that customers
switching to its cash Isa
will earn interest from
the date the application
form is received.
If a transfer takes
more than the 15 days, a
complaint should be
directed to the provider.
Any unsatisfactory res-
ponse should then be
referred to the Financial
Ombudsman Servi ce
which can order provid-
ers to pay lost interest.
CREDIT card holders are set to
benefit from new rules aimed at
making charges more transparent
and requiring providers to treat
customers fairly.
From this month card providers
are to make changes to the way
they charge borrowers, following
a Government report. One of the
biggest changes is the demand on
firms to charge a “positive order
of repayments”, where the most
expensive debt will always be paid
off first.
This reverses the common
practice of using customers’
monthl y repayments to pay
off the cheapest debt fi rst,
leaving the most expensive debts
accruing interest.
Card providers also now have to
give 60-days’ notice of any increase
to the interest rate and cardhold-
ers have the option to reject the
increase, stop using the card and
pay off the existing debt at the
existing rate.
“These voluntary changes give
the nation’s 30 million credit card
holders both increased control
over their credit cards and added
confidence in the way they are
managed by credit card compa-
nies,” said Melanie Johnson from
The UK Cards Association.
However, amid speculation that
the changes could cost credit card
companies about £600 million a
year, there are concerns that pro-
viders could try to recoup the
extra costs.
“The new regulations are good
news for consumers who will no
longer get ripped off by current
traps,” said Andrew Hagger from
financial analyst Moneynet.co.uk.
“But this will have a negative
impact on card providers’ profits
and could lead to higher rates and
new fees.”
WARNING FOR BORROWERS
ALREADY this month, Barclay-
card has tol d thousands of
customers that interest charges
are set to increase by up to 20 per
cent from February, just days after
American Express said thousands
of customers could be moved from
an existing free credit card to one
with a £36 annual fee if they fail to
object by February 23.
Debt experts also warn that the
onus remains on consumers to
manage their credit card debts
efficiently.
“Card companies have agreed
to improve their communication
about rate increases but borrow-
ers must ensure they are equally
engaged in the process,” said
Joanna Elson, chief executive of
the Money Advice Trust, which
runs the National Debtline. “Be
sure to consider all options,
including repaying the debt and
cutting up the card.”
Una Farrell from the Consumer
Credit Counselling Service adds
that if you are not happy with an
interest rate change, the key is to
shop around for a better deal.
Figures from Santander show
more than 2.8 million cardholders
will shift a total debt of £2.8 billion
to new credit cards in 2011.
However, Hagger warns that
borrowers looking for a new
0 per cent balance transfer deal
will have to pay a fee of about
3 per cent of the debt moved.
He added: “The balance must
be cleared in full before the
interest-free period comes to an
end if you want to avoid hefty
interest charges.”
BORROWERS making the
minimum repayment on their
credit cards are being warned
that this will cost them more in
the long run, even with new
rules designed to help those
in debt pay off their balance
more quickly.
The rules coming into force
in March say that if a customer
only makes the minimum
repayment, the sum must
cover the interest, fees and
charges, plus 1 per cent of the
outstanding balance, so that
the original debt will be
gradually reduced.
Plus, if a borrower is regularly
making only the minimum
payment, the provider will have
to contact them and point out
that it will cost them far more in
the long run.
Una Farrell at the Consumer
Credit Counselling Service said:
“Making only minimum
repayments is one of the main
signs you have a debt problem.”
Those who do run into
serious trouble with their credit
card borrowing should let their
creditors know what is going on
as soon as possible.
There are plenty of sources of
free help available, including the
Citizens Advice Bureau (www.
citizensadvice.org.uk), the
Consumer Credit Counselling
Service (www.cccs.co.uk or
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Other problems include issues such as
whether the firm’s suppliers also behave
in an ethical manner. This is important
because the business is likely to come
under far more scrutiny if it has set out
to take a particular moral stance.
So how can those that want to be eco-
entrepreneurs proceed?
TAKING THE FIRST STEPS
THE first stage is to come up with an
idea. As stated above, inspiration can
come from a variety of sources. A good
starting point is looking at an area you
are passionate about, suggests Jones.
“People should base an idea on what
they enjoy and try to make their product
or service as niche as possible,” she
explains. “That way, you keep marketing
T
HEY are living proof that you
can turn a profit in business
yet still make a difference to
people’s lives and improve
the planet. Meet the new
breed of eco-entrepreneurs
who are fast becoming giants of the
corporate world.
These committed individuals are find-
ing ever more innovative ways to marry
the need to generate an income with
their passion for the environment. Their
success is helping to encourage the next
generation to follow in their footsteps.
According to Emma Jones, founder of
business support company Enterprise
Nation (www.enterprisenation.com),
more people who are committed to the
environmental cause are choosing to
express themselves in business.
“The rise in the number of eco-busi-
nesses is influenced by people pursuing
something that’s important to them,”
she says. “It also makes good business
sense because there are more customers
wanting to buy the products and
services of these companies.”
Their talents are put to use in a
number of ways. There are retailers who
focus solely on Fairtrade items, food
manufacturers who promote vegetarian
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energy efficiency in various ways.
Some of these individuals have always
been committed to the environmental
cause while others are spurred into
action by reading articles about what
is happening to our planet and look for
ways they can make a difference to
society.
However, it’s not an easy route.
According to Stephen Alambritis,
spokesman for the Federation of Small
Businesses, setting up such a firm
requires even more analysis than a
standard money-making venture purely
because of its dual purpose.
“A traditional business plan will be
based around cashflow and profit
but that won’t necessarily be the case
with an environmentally-focused firm,”
he says. “They need a lot more thought
about what they’re trying to achieve.”
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animals and the desire
to promote healthy diets
were the driving forces
behind the decision of
five friends, three of
whom were in their early
20s at the time, to take
the reins of Bute Island
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The business, which
exports to Europe,
America, Canada and
South Africa, is
particularly well known
for Sheese, pictured,
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giving up a comfortable sales position,
decent salary and company car. It was a
brave move, but the desire to become
his own boss was overpowering.
The 26-year-old is now boss of
Amber Energy Consultants
(www.amberenergy.net) which works
with businesses to lower their energy
costs and work towards accreditations
such as carbon-neutral company status.
“I am an eco-enthusiast and I hate
wasting money and want to make the
most of life,” he explains.
Proctor, from Cardiff, has done
everything involved in setting up the
business himself, from building a
corporate website to working on a
development strategy.
He says: “You need to be passionate
about your vision and determined to
make a real change as this will come
across to potential clients and
encourage them to put trust in your
company and its services.”
goals, it is also an important tool with
which to attract funding, according to
Huw Morgan head of business banking
at HSBC Commercial Banking UK.
“When making lending decisions we
are looking to support firms with good
cash-flow management, a strong balance
sheet, a sound business plan, a well-
balanced management team and a good
business record, that are looking to
develop and grow.”
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corporate structure and finances,
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regulatory backdrop and any legal
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CONSIDER THE MONEY
HOW are you going to fund your
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All these questions will need to be
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initially the chances are you will in order
to expand.
Another option is exploring the grants
and low-cost loans available from the
Government, European Union, Regional
Development Agencies, local authorities
and even some charitable organisations.
The best way to start researching what
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Link website (www.businesslink.gov.uk).
It enables you to type in your postcode
and find out exactly what you can access
in your area.
TURN YOUR DREAM INTO REALITY
BY this stage you should be ready to go.
Armed with your business plan, enough
funding to get you up on your feet and
your passion, it’s time to get out and
start drumming up business for your
product or service.
Remember that marketing will be key
to your success or otherwise. Use all the
forms of communication available,
including social media, websites and
newspaper adverts, to get your name
known and generate custom.
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coast of Scotland. For
example, two years ago
they installed a new
system to increase the
speed and production
capacity of their existing
range of hard Sheese.
They combined this with
the launch of five
flavours of spreadable
Creamy Sheese.
The business also
operates within an
ethical framework.
Crichton says: “You
should only engage in
something you believe in
because you will then be
enthusiastic and
dedicated. Being flexible
and ready to switch to
Plan B is important,
too.”
costs low and hopefully customer loyalty
remains high.”
DOING YOUR HOMEWORK
THE next stage is to research your ideas
thoroughly. The risk with eco-businesses
is that the passion for the subject can
make the entrepreneur bl i nd to
potential problems.
This is an important point, according
to Alambritis. “The business may have
an ethical slant but still needs to make
money otherwise it won’t survive,” he
points out. “It’s vital that thorough
analysis is carried out at this stage.”
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Some turned up by New Year’s
Eve, but I’m still waiting for others.
Whi l e fami l y members wi l l
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few days over Christmas, which I
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I also bought some items to
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PEAK PERFORMER: Matt Jordan
Edging his way
into snow wear
Wildside carves new niche, says Maisha Frost
A
FTER a s moot h
openi ng run, new
entrepreneur Matt
Jordan is set to turn
i n another stel l ar
performance with his
snow wear company this year.
Through his agency Wildside
Trading, Jordan is UK distributor
for classy French ski clothes labels
Killy and Eider.
He is the brands’ UK barometer,
the guy on the ground selling the
immaculately chic jackets, trousers
and accessories to shops, supplying
sales support, in-store training and
marketing and publicity campaigns.
“I am constantly feeding back to
my brands what I think a product
should look like, feature or cost in
order to maximise growth in the
UK,” he explains.
“Every region’s customers have
different tastes, it may be only
slight but it does vary and can make
the difference between something
selling or staying on the rail.
“For example, British men don’t
particularly like the colour orange.
On the other hand you have to have
some outfits that also can create a
buzz so they catch the eye either for
pictures or in shop displays.”
A first venture for the skier and
snowboarder Jordan, 36, sees plenty
of scope to build on his £1.5 million
turnover, with expanded collections
and wider coverage.
Eider, the trendier, medium-price
brand, charging about £200 for a
jacket, is now almost at capacity in
terms of retailers, he says. “There’s
still a lot of new opportunities
because we are about to introduce
a new range for a different market
— the outdoor sports one.”
As f or Ei der ’ s gr own- up
count er par t , t he hi gh- end,
luxuriously-styled Killy, Jordan
reckons there is the potential to
double the retail penetration.
When the French headhunted
him to take on the contracts in late
2009 i t was the thi ck of the
recession but the timing could not
have been better for him personally.
After 13 years in the ski and
outdoor trade he had experience of
almost every area, from hanging
out on the slopes in New Zealand
to selling ski boots and then
running stores for national chain
Snow and Rock.
He then moved into distributing
the gear and sales management
“and got to see the business from
the other side, working with retailers
in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia”,
he explains. “I made a lot of solid
relationships with shops and sales
people. That led to the offer from
Eider and Killy and also gave me
the foothold in the market you need
if you are to be a successful agent.
“Starting in a recession isn’t ideal
but I had great contacts, the shops
know me. They know they will
get good, consistent service and
appropriate products which is what
they are looking for above all. I see
it as a partnership where we support
each other and grow the brands.
“I knew there was a demand for
the products which use fantastic
fabrics and have a great reputation
for technical finishing, so they
protect skiers and are comfortable
to wear whatever the conditions on
the mountain.
“As in other sectors, the mid and
upper end of the market, where
Eider and Killy are, has continued
to do well. There are many brands
that are al most permanentl y
discounted. We don’t do this with
Killy and Eider, the only sales will
be at the very end of the season.”
Jordan expected long working
hours and a steep learning curve on
the business management side.
“All that happened,” he says.
“What hit me was all the smaller
stuff you have to think about
because you are on your own, such
as researching what vehicle to buy,
what phone contract to have,
insurance and sample bags. Going
solo has been a risk but an exhila-
rating one.”
¬ Wildside Trading: 01572 429921,
www.killy.com and www.eider.com
STRATEGIC planning and support
have done much to help
entrepreneur Matt Jordan
overcome the challenges
particular to his type of business.
As a distributor of other firms’
products, Jordan needed little
investment to get going as he
worked from home initially and
his only outlay was a £2,000 van.
Working a seasonal business
has imposed financial demands
as payment by his suppliers is
only received after they get it
from the retailers.
He says: “I have months where
no money comes in which is why
I am expanding my ranges.”
However, crucial support from
other quarters has had a huge
bearing on his success so far.
A decision by his local bank,
NatWest in Oakham, Rutland, to
give him overdraft facilities and
a credit card have enabled him
to operate.
Outsourcing his management
and finances to small business
service specialist Carol Key freed
him to concentrate on building
sales. Killy and Eider also gave
him flexibility on the financial
side and he now works from an
enterprise grant office block
especially set up to encourage
entrepreneurs.
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Northern Rock
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Barnsley BS
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Intelligent Finance
if.com isaver £1 2.49% Y
Saffron BS
saffronbs.co.uk Goal Saver Account £10 2.25% Y
Melton Mowbray BS
mmbs.co.uk Online Easy Save £1,000 2.12% Y

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Santander
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Provider Contact Rate Reversion Duration Max Arr/Bkg EarlyRepayment
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Fixed Rate Mortgages (without extended redemption penalty)
Santander 0800 10 08 02 2.65% 4.24% 02-Mar-13 60% £1,995 02-Mar-13
first direct 0800 24 24 24 2.69% 3.69% 2 Years 65% £999 2 Years
HSBC 08001 69 63 33 3.24% 3.94% 30-Apr-14 60% £999 30-Apr-14
Leeds BS 08450 45 40 49 3.89%* 5.69% 31-Jan-16 75% £995 31-Jan-16
90% LTV (first time and next time buyers)
HSBC 08001 69 63 33 4.29% (BRT) n/a Term 90% Nil None
Santander 0800 10 08 02 4.99% (BRT) 4.24% 2 Years 90% £495 2 Years
Britannia 08000 13 23 22 5.09% (F) 4.24% 28-Feb-13 90% £999 28-Feb-13
Newcastle BS 08456 00 43 31 5.15% (F) 5.99% 31-Dec-12 90% £894 31-Dec-12
Discount Mortgages (without extended redemption penalty)
Hanley Economic BS 08005 42 87 90 2.29% 5.19% 2 Years 60% £698 2 Years
Leeds BS 08450 45 40 49 2.45%* 5.69% 2 Years 75% £199 2 Years
Market Harborough BS 01858 41 22 50 2.55% 5.49% 2 Years 75% £995 2 Years
Norwich & Peterborough BS 08453 00 25 22 2.59% 5.35% 2 Years 75% £995 2 Years
Offset Mortgages
first direct 0800 24 24 24 2.39% (BRT) 3.69% 2 Years 65% £99 None
Yorkshire BS 08451 20 08 74 2.39% (BRT) 4.99% 31-Jan-13 60% £495 31-Jan-13
Clydesdale Bank 08456 02 54 50 2.59% (D) 4.59% 30-Apr-13 65% £999 30-Apr-13
Base Rate Tracker Mortgages (without extended redemption penalty)
first direct 0800 24 24 24 1.99% 3.69% 2 Years 65% £999 None
Santander 0800 10 08 02 2.19%** 4.24% 2 Years 60% £995 2 Years
NatWest 08000 96 95 27 2.19% 4.00% 28-Feb-13 60% £999 28-Feb-13
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Provider Account AER
Santander 08007 07 66 92 High Interest Current Account A, C 5.00%* Y Y Y
Halifax 08457 20 30 40 Reward Current Account A £5.00** Y Y Y
Lloyds TSB 08000 85 91 74 Classic Plus Current Account A, B 1.50% Y Y Y
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Provider Account name Authorised rate Fee
Santander Preferred Overdraft Rate Account 0.00%* Nil
Norwich & Peterborough BS Gold Current Account 0.00%** Nil
Citibank Citibank Access Account 0.00%*** Nil
UNAUTHORISED BORROWING
Provider Account name Unauthorised rate Fee
The Co-operative Bank Current Account 15.90% £20.00 ****
first direct 1st Account 15.90% £25.00 *****
HSBC Bank Account 19.90% £25.00 *****
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INTRODUCTORY RATE FOR PURCHASES
Tesco 0800 40 60 50 MasterCard 0% p.a. 13 Months 16.90%
Sainsbury’s Finance* 08000 32 13 65 MasterCard 0% p.a. 12 Months 15.90%
Halifax** halifax.co.uk MasterCard 0% p.a. 12 Months 15.90%
Barclaycard barclaycard.co.uk Visa 0% p.a. 12 Months 18.90%
Marks & Spencer 0800 99 79 96 MasterCard 0% p.a. 10 Months 15.90%

Provider Contact Type Introductory Rate Until Typical APR (variable)
INTRODUCTORY RATE FOR BALANCE TRANSFERS
Barclaycard barclaycard.co.uk Visa 0% p.a. 17 Months 16.90%
MBNA mbna.co.uk MasterCard 0% p.a. 16 Months 16.70%
Virgin 08000 96 99 39 MasterCard 0% p.a. 16 Months 16.80%
Clydesdale Bank cbonline.co.uk MasterCard 0% p.a. 16 Months 16.90%
NatWest*** 08000 96 02 20 MasterCard 0% p.a. 16 Months 16.90%
FIXED MONTHLY REPAYMENT ON £5,000 FOR 3 YEARS – WITHOUT INSURANCE
Lender/Loan Contact Typical APR Repayment
Sainsbury’s Finance sainsburysfinance.co.uk 8.6%* £157.33
Tesco Bank tescobank.com 8.7% £157.59
Post Office postoffice.co.uk 8.9% £157.95
Alliance & Leicester alliance-leicester.co.uk 8.9% £157.97
FIXED MONTHLY REPAYMENT ON £10,000 FOR 5 YEARS – WITHOUT INSURANCE
Sainsbury’s Finance sainsburysfinance.co.uk 7.4%* £198.77
Nationwide BS nationwide.co.uk 7.5%** £199.21
Tesco Bank tescobank.com 7.6% £199.66
HSBC Bank hsbc.co.uk 7.6%*** £199.66
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OVERDRAFTS
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48 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
With so much else on your mind
this year, Aries, your home has to
take a lower priority. This is a year
for you to forge ahead in your life
and with your work. It may mean
that you’re turning things upside
down and inside out.
Personal relationships have also
been challenging and that’s another
consideration that you’re dealing
with in 2011.
Although your home and family
life aren’t the first things on your
mind as we start the year
the changes that lie ahead will
inevitably involve your base.
With eclipses targeting your
career in January and your home
in August it does suggest that a
relocation may happen in the
second half of the year, perhaps
due to a change of job.
If not August and September are
the most active months around the
house but June and July are the
happiest for family life.
You’ve probably got your house
looking just the way you want it.
There don’t seem to be any
major upheavals to rock your
foundations this year or cause
too much discomfort.
Taureans, such as actress
Michelle Pfeiffer, right, will
focus on developing new
ideas and improving
earning potential
throughout much of 2011.
Chances are this will mean
that you’ll be working more
from home. If so you may want to
create or spruce up a home office.
You’ll be so busy, especially in
the second half of the year, you
may consider taking on help
around the house. Someone
to do the garden, perhaps,
ironing or to walk the dog.
If you are taking on
domestic staff or buying big
ticket items for the home
avoid August 3 to 26.
With eclipses in June, November
and December straddling the
domestic and parental sectors of
your chart in 2011 it looks as if big
changes lie ahead for your home
and family.
New developments like
relocations or changes of
occupation will affect the senior
members of your clan. Your
offspring too will be on the move.
Youngsters will be off to different
schools, starting work or graduating.
Older ones could be
getting married or divorced.
Haven’t started a family yet? This
could well be the year when you do.
Children and their affairs are
more significant than usual.
Whether because of family or a
change of job that might require a
relocation you may be moving
house. If so start looking in either
June or November. If you’ve been
renting so far chances are you’ll
now want to buy your own property.
Having a stable base, Gemini, gives
you a chance to pursue other
activities. So you’ll be pleased to
hear that your home appears
settled this year.
Your family set-up may be
shrinking, perhaps children are
flying the nest. The lives of parents
or elderly relatives too may be
changing in 2011. Keep an extra eye
on them through the spring and
summer months. If you’re thinking
of redecorating the house or
redesigning the garden
don’t leave it until the end of the
year. Tackle what jobs you want to
do when you’re at your strongest
in June and July.
Events in November may trigger
a desire to work on the house. Fit
it all in between November 11 to 24.
Your home may be a lively place
after this, especially in the run-up
to Christmas. If all is done and
dusted in November you’ll be free
to throw yourself into family life.
With Pluto, the planet of
transformation, in your domestic
sector it’s inevitable that your
household will go through some
major changes.
Perhaps you’ve recently
moved or you have your
house on the market. If it’s
the latter it’s likely to sell.
Libras, such as Oscar-
winner Catherine Zeta-
Jones, right, should take
note because January is
hectic and works to the
house should be complete by the
15th. February is a delightful month
for domestic contentment, while
money is coming to you either
through a legacy or a sale.
If you’re ploughing some of
that into a house purchase or
new furniture avoid signing
contracts or agreements
between March 30-April 23,
July 28-August 8 and
November 24-December 14.
For Cancerians, such as actor and
comedian Ricky Gervais, below,
your home and family are so
important to you. That’s where your
heart and soul lie.
Just like the crab that
symbolises your sign it’s your
protective shell, the place you
retreat to and feel safest.
Normally you tend not to
stray too far from your home
and even when you travel you
can’t wait to get back.
This year your desire to
further your career will take
precedence but you do have family
commitments and there’s no way
that you will jeopardise the needs
of those you hold most dear.
So you will find a magical
formula that fits everything
and everybody in together.
Your home and family will
bring you great comfort in
January and from September
to the end of the year.
If you’ve been turning a blind eye to
flaking plaster, chipped paintwork,
rising damp or other structural
problems this is the year when you
wake up and start noticing.
Similarly if there has been
deep-seated discontent among
family members, issues that have
rumbled beneath the surface for
years or injustices that have been
swept under the carpet, 2011 will
reveal them all to you and give you
a chance to heal old wounds.
Whether on the material or
emotional side of things you find
this new clarity of vision in the first
few months of the year.
Mid January to late February will
see alterations taking place, an
extension added perhaps or the
basement redeveloped. If you’ve
never gardened you’ll suddenly
develop a passion for it. March and
December are lovely times to enjoy
your handiwork, visitors to the
home and happy family ties.
Never before have you valued your
home life and your home comforts
as much as you will do this year.
January, February and October to
the end of the year are highlights
of contentment and domestic
pleasure. Like former Spice
Girl Geri Halliwell, right, you
will delight in your children
and in their progress.
Be prepared. Their lives are
changing. Eclipses in June
and November presage new
developments. They may
be changing schools, going to
university, moving house, getting
engaged or married. These
changes will make you proud.
Bricks and mortar? You may
begin a programme of
redecorating your house. If
your kitchen has seen better
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You want to make so many changes
to your life this year, Capricorn. If
you’ve lived in the same place for
decades you may suddenly decide
to up sticks and move.
Prestige and status are
always a top consideration
for members of your sign
which include actor Jude
Law, right. So if you do
relocate it looks as if you’re
moving on up.
Space will be a major factor
but more importantly
you’re after a better area.
If you’re prepared to stay put
you’ll want to make some
significant changes to improve
your living quarters.
April and May are the most
likely months for refurbishing
but if you’re buying and
selling wait until after April 23.
When it comes to your
domestic set-up you can count
on an addition to your family.
Think happy thoughts for family
and home this year, Aquarius.
Although your mind is on other
things as we begin 2011 your
attention will turn to your abode in
spring. May 11 kick-starts a busy,
bustling domestic spell that takes
you through to early summer.
It’s a feverish time of redecorating,
planting, making and repairing.
You’ll be ready then for Jupiter, the
planet of abundance, spaciousness
and relaxation which will be moving
into your domestic sector
in June. From here right through to
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fruits of your labour, adding this
embellishment and that to turn your
home into a palace.
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encourage a new affluence but it
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family. A much-wanted baby, a
grandchild, a puppy or pony, for
example, could swell your
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upheaval of the last seven years,
Pisces and welcome in a new era
of stability and settled domesticity.
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end of the year. Pisceans such as
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left, can expect happy family
gatherings in June, home
improvements in July and
announcements in August.
Financially you’re flush and
happy to spend on feathering
your nest.
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FACTS _ BLEND
CURVY _ DUETS
VALUE _ BRAKE
CHEAP _ ALLOY
FLUKE _ GRAPE
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B Prisoner's condiLional
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9 PasL Lense ol rise (^)
10 __ SLubbs, acLress (3)
11 CourL cards (6)
13 ln Lwo minds (9)
15 Ldqe, lronLier (6)
17 lnland Revenue Ollice (¹,¹,¹)
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19 A saL no (anaq.) (6)
20 Specilic varieLies (8)
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2 OuanLiLy (6)
3 Face parL (^)
4 OuLdoor qarmenLs (9)
5 Vase·like vessels (^)
6 Shape, paLLern (5)
7 1iara, say (9)
12 Become deeper (6)
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10 Mopes around aL meeLinq (5)
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qame (7,6)
20 Rascal Lo rile abouL risk (7)
23 Spread Lhe unlinished
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25 Beliels in reversibiliLy (5)
26 1rail acLs dillerenLly lor
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2 lL's a relic, Lerribly lilelike (9)
3 LxperL has lelL Lown (5)
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ALL me a cynic but when
I see the word “secret”
in a programme title I
expect to be informed
about something I’ve
known for a long time.
GOERING’S LAST SECRET:
REVEALED (Channel 5) made for
a welcome break with tradition,
though, taking us into the strange
world of the Nazi politician’s
lesser-known younger brother.
While Hermann was a tubby,
morphine-addicted devotee of
National Socialism, Albert was
an opponent of Nazism. Instead
of taking up lucrative work as a
minor party official, he worked
for a film studio, consorting with
unacceptable types and making
no secret of his deep loathing for
Hitler’s regime.
Albert wasn’t just an armchair
renegade, though, for during the
war he risked his neck by smuggling
dissidents and Jewish families to
safety and setting up supply lines
of aid to the Czech resistance.
At this point his name served as
more of a help than a hindrance
because every time Albert found
himself in trouble, he simply
dropped the name of his much-
feared sibling. He also wasn’t above
forging Hermann’s signature on
occasion, most notably to get a
truckload of prisoners freed from
Theresienstadt concentration
camp. His story, related here by the
engaging historian William Hastings
Burke, who’s written a book about
the younger Goering, was simply
incredible at times.
The Americans thought so, too,
and when Albert handed himself
into the authorities at the end of
the war, they locked him up and
sent him for trial at Nuremberg. It’s
possible that a few former Nazis
used that line about “working from
within” to escape judgement.
It’s also possible that the Allies
were incapable of believing anyone
with the surname Goering could
have been on the side of the good.
Suspecting things might work out
this way, Albert had kept a list of
the most prominent people he’d
helped and rescued. What he hadn’t
suspected was that the list would
be ignored, even after one US
interrogator had spotted his own
aunt’s name on it.
Albert escaped punishment and
didn’t end up swallowing cyanide,
as his notorious brother did. He
died penniless and in obscurity,
aged 71, without even a tombstone
to honour his deeds. Even in these
forgiving times it seems we find the
idea of a good man called Goering
impossible to accept.
THE SECRET
MEDITERRANEAN WITH
TREVOR MCDONALD (ITV1) was
secret in the sense few of us will get
to the places Sir Trevor visits. Last
night these included the famous
Onassis yacht-palace, Christina O,
complete with whale foreskin bar
stools and onboard Michelin
kitchen, and the lurid Mardan
Palace in Turkey, a hotel so absurd
it has its own snow room for visiting
Russian oligarchs.
Rather more interesting was the
time Trevor spent with Venice’s
only female gondolier, a sturdy lady
who endures daily rudeness and
aggression from male counterparts
who think she shouldn’t be on the
job. Strictly speaking, though,
he shouldn’t have been on her
gondolier either, as Venice is on the
Adriatic not the Mediterranean.
The same applies to the Sea of
Marmara, the stretch of water
around Istanbul, but that didn’t
stop the UK’s favourite newsreader
taking a scoot around there. He
looked like he was having fun but
rather like David Suchet’s Orient
Express jaunt, it wasn’t quite
enough for the folks stuck at home.
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After the explosive finale to season
six, season seven begins in similarly
dramatic style. A battered and
bruised Tony DiNozzo (Michael
Weatherly) is in the hands of ruthless
Somali terrorist Saleem Ulman
(Omid Abtahi, right with Weatherly),
who wants information about his
hostage’s mission in north Africa and
location of his fellow agents. “I’m here
to kill you,” spits DiNozzo. However,
the terrorist has a shock in store for
DiNozzo, parading a handcuffed Ziva
before him. “One of you will tell me
the identities and locations of all the
operatives in the area,” he declares.
“The other will die.” Has DiNozzo
walked into a deadly trap or does he
have a trick or two up his sleeve?
Conclusion of the
three-part crime drama.
The clock is ticking in a
race to stop drug baron
Alexander Fitzpatrick,
one of the West’s most
wanted criminals who
has eluded arrest for
20 years. Can he be
stopped before his
devastating plot
succeeds? The
investigation takes Det
Insp Anna Travis (Kelly
Reilly, left) to breaking
point and unearths a
darkness in Langton.
Can they stop the case
from imploding before
they get their man?
In this action-packed
first adventure, the
intrepid archaeologist
Indiana Jones tries
to beat a band of Nazis
to a unique religious relic
that is central to their
devilish plans for world
domination. Battling
against a snake phobia
and a vengeful former
girlfriend (Karen
Allen), Jones
(Harrison Ford, right)
is in constant peril,
making hair’s breadth
escapes at every
turn in this Steven
Spielberg epic.
Bob Monkhouse (above) is fondly remembered as the
quintessential TV gameshow host and a consummate
comedian, cartoonist and writer, though his private life
was dogged by sadness and tragedy. An affectionate
tribute with previously unseen material from his personal
archive and interviews with June Whitfield, Jimmy
Tarbuck and former Golden Shot hostess Anne Aston.
The weekend is always a busy time for the Royal Navy’s
search-and-rescue team at HMS Gannet in Prestwick
and this one is no exception. The crew receives a call
from Largs coastguard and heads for Wemyss Bay
where two wreck-divers have failed to surface. Faced
with rough seas and spotting perilous rocks to contend
with, locating the divers is just the beginning of a
nail-biting rescue for the Prestwick boys.
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CELEBRITY
MASTERMIND:
John Humphrys
welcomes
celebrities to
the renowned
black chair,
7pm
THE BEAR
FAMILY AND ME:
Gordon
Buchanan
checks how
abandoned bear
cub Hope is
progressing,
9pm
LOOSE
WOMEN:
Patsy Kensit joins
the presenters
for more topical
debate from
a female
perspective,
12.30pm
BARBARA
WINDSOR:
A COMEDY
ROAST:
The career and
talent of actress
Barbara Windsor
are honoured,
10.35pm
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HEIST:
Donald
Sutherland
stars in the
fact-based
crime drama,
1.15pm
8.10 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1981 (PG) Intrepid archaeologist
Indiana Jones goes in search
of the legendary Ark of the
Covenant, a biblical artefact of
devastating power. His quest
leads him to Egypt, where the
Nazis are plotting to use the
Ark’s power to further Hitler’s
plans for world domination –
aided by Jones’ deceitful French
rival. Steven Spielberg’s action
adventure, with Harrison Ford,
Karen Allen, Paul Freeman and
John Rhys-Davies. See Film Of
The Day. (W) (S) 65328259
8.00 Stargazing Live
Jonathan Ross joins Brian Cox
and Dara O Briain at Jodrell
Bank, and Liz Bonnin presents
a report on the search for
extraterrestrial life from one of the
world’s highest observatories in
Hawaii. Last in the series. 2227
8.00 The Unforgettable
Bob Monkhouse
Tribute to the comedian and
gameshow host including
previously unseen material
from his personal archive and
interviews with family and friends.
See Pick Of The Day. (R) (S) 7563
8.00 Famous And Fearless
On day four of the extreme sports
celebrity challenge, the famous
faces are once more put through
their paces at the Echo Arena in
Liverpool. Kelly Holmes, Kacey
Ainsworth, Sarah Jayne Dunn
and Jenny Frost compete with
Jonah Lomu, Rufus Hound,
Charley Boorman and Sam
Branson in activities including
monster-truck racing, BMX riding
and demolition derby. 47600360
9.35 Britain’s Fattest Man
Documentary following Paul
Mason, a 70st man from Ipswich,
as he prepares to undergo
potentially life-threatening gastric
surgery in a bid to overcome his
addiction to food. (S) 925056
10.35 Barbara Windsor:
A Comedy Roast The career
and talent of actress Barbara
Windsor is honoured by a
line-up of friends and comedians
including Alan Carr, Sean Lock,
Rich Hall, Patrick Kielty, Bernard
Cribbins, Cheryl Fergison and
Christopher Biggins. (S) 4927056
11.40 Peep Show Mark finds
himself wallowing in depression
on New Year’s Eve. (R,S) 445501
8.00 There’s A Rhino In
My House! The story of
Zimbabwe conservationists
Judy and John Travers, who
adopted an orphaned rhino calf
after its parents fell victim to
poachers in 2007. (S) Followed
by Five News At 9. (S) 9397018
9.00 The Bear Family And Me
Gordon Buchanan returns to
Minnesota at the beginning of
autumn to check how abandoned
bear cub Hope is progressing,
and is delighted to discover that
her life has taken a turn for the
better. Last in the series. (S) 3501
9.00 Above Suspicion:
Deadly Intent The clock is
ticking in the race to thwart drug
baron Fitzpatrick before he can
carry out his devastating plan –
but the mission takes Travis to
breaking point. Last in the series.
See Pick Of The Day. (S) 7327
9.00 NCIS New series.
Tony travels to north Africa on the
trail of missing agent Ziva, who is
thought to have been tracking
down a terrorist leader called
Saleem Ulman. Starring Mark
Harmon and Cote de Pablo.
See Pick Of The Day. 9300582
10.00 BBC News (W) (S) 802969
10.25 Local News (S) 593969 v
10.35 National Lottery Draws
Jodie Prenger hosts. (S) 901327
10.45 Match Of The Day
Gary Lineker presents highlights
of tonight’s fixtures in the Premier
League, including Arsenal v
Manchester City, Everton v
Tottenham Hotspur and
Wolverhampton Wanderers v
Chelsea. (W) (S) Followed by
National Lottery Update,
Weatherview. (W) (S) 9858037
10.00 Never Mind The
Buzzcocks David O’Doherty
presents highlights of series 24.
Last in the series. (W) (S) 44563
10.30 Newsnight, Weather
Analysis of the day’s main
headlines, presented by
Gavin Esler. (W) (S) 891211
10.00 ITV News, Weather
Latest headlines. (W) (S) 48389
10.30 Local News (S) 256389 v
10.35 Frantic 1988 (15)
An American doctor discovers his
wife has inexplicably vanished
from their Paris hotel. Refused
help by the embassy and the
police, he resorts to desperate
measures to find her, but as his
search leads him to the seedy
backstreets and drug dens of the
city, he is drawn deep into the
French underworld. Thriller, with
Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle
Seigner, Betty Buckley, John
Mahoney, Jimmie Ray Weeks and
Yorgo Voyagis. (W) (S) 80749476
12.50 The Zone (W) Followed by ITV
News. (W) 283032 2.50 FILM: To
Kill A Mockingbird 1963 (PG)
Drama, starring Gregory Peck and
Robert Duvall. (b/w) 89024983
5.00-5.30 ITV Nightscreen 33506
10.00 Law & Order: Criminal
Intent An investigation is
launched into the death of a
former ambassador’s daughter
and another murder carried out
in the same vein. (R,S) 4363501
10.55 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit A woman is
arrested for attempting to kidnap
a six-year-old girl, and tells
officers the child is her daughter.
DNA evidence appears to support
her claim, and the investigation
uncovers a doctor’s scheme to
steal embryos. (R,S) 6051650
11.50 Poker The World Open VI.
Action from the fifth heat of the
prestigious event at the Palm
Beach Casino in Mayfair. 1182308
12.50 SuperCasino 97006419 4.00
Brian Sewell’s Grand Tour (R) (SL)
(S) 1861964 4.45 HouseBusters (R)
(SL) (S) 25219001 5.10 Wildlife SOS
(R) (SL) (S) 37832490 5.35-6.00
House Doctor (R) (SL) (S) 46471419
11.20 Darts: BDO World
Championships Rob Walker
introduces highlights of the
remaining second-round matches
at the Lakeside Country Club in
Frimley Green. (W) (S) 124209
12.10 Darts Extra The BDO World
Championships. Extended highlights
of a second-round match on day five
at the Lakeside Country Club in
Frimley Green, played over the
best-of-seven sets. (W) (S) 500885
2.10 BBC News. Regular buletins
throughout the night. (S) 7536235
12.15 The Morgana Show (R)
88326 12.45 Russian Standard
Originals Presents (R) 3736998 1.00
My Family’s Crazy Gap Year (R)
9794322 1.55 The Twins Who Share
A Brain (R) 1770709 2.50 The
Hospital (R) 5666964 3.45 ER (AD)
(R) 7269419 4.35 ER (R) 2391490
5.20 Hill Street Blues (R) 5611964
7.00 Celebrity Mastermind
Simon O’Brien, Jason Merrells,
Digby Jones and Terry Christian
answer questions. (W) (S) 5740
7.30 Rip Off Britain The team
investigate consumer issues
across the UK. (R) Followed by
BBC News, Local News. 959872
7.00 Live Darts: BDO
World Championships
Colin Murray presents coverage
of the remaining second-round
matches at the Lakeside
Country Club in Frimley Green.
Commentary by David Croft and
Vassos Alexander. (W) (S) 1389
7.00 Emmerdale Nikhil ignores
Jai’s doubts about his relationship
with Maisie and asks her to
marry him. (AD) (W) (S) 2308
7.30 Snatched Kids – Too
Much Too Young: Tonight
Morland Sanders investigates
cases of parental abduction. 501
7.00 Channel 4 News Including
sport and weather. (S) 762872
7.55 4thought.tv (S) 290376
7.00 Five News At 7
Round-up of the day’s headlines
from around the world. 4776563
7.30 Highland Emergency
RAF winchman Martin Kemp
has a final shift to remember.
See Pick Of The Day. 1299360
6.00 Breakfast (W) (S) 83359476
9.15 Wanted Down Under
The Little family from Devon travel
to Melbourne to sample life there
for a week. (W) (S) 5788143
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Experts view property in Cornwall,
London and Gwent. (W) (S) 79132
11.00 Saints And Scroungers
Dominic Littlewood presents. 9976018
11.45 To Buy Or Not To Buy
Property in Birmingham. (S) 660292
12.15 Bargain Hunt (W) (S) 6629582
1.00 BBC News (S) 24872
1.30 Local News (S) 97685124 v
1.45 Doctors (AD) (W) (S) 947853
2.15 Cash In The Celebrity Attic
Bill Oddie is joined by Angela Rippon
in his London home to find collectibles
that can be sold to raise money to
help endangered gibbons. 5613853
3.00 BBC News (W) (S) 1582650 v
3.05 CBBC: Deadly 60 (R) 9364414
3.35 Me And My Monsters 2650056
4.00 Little Howard’s Big Question
3602637 4.25 Richard Hammond’s
Blast Lab: The Experiments 5407921
4.30 Winter Rivals: Blue Peter Special
8659495 4.55 Shaun The Sheep (R)
1149389 5.00 Newsround 7518360
5.15 Weakest Link Anne Robinson
piles on the pressure. (S) 5420747
6.00 BBC News (W) (S) 969
6.30 Local News (W) (S) 921 v
6.00 CBeebies 8990921
6.35 CBBC: Jakers! (R) 7921132
7.00 Animals At Work (R) 7102292
7.25 Newsround 9168312 7.30
Dennis And Gnasher. Followed by The
Owl. (R) 7439766 7.45 Eliot Kid (R)
7427921 8.00 Mission: 2110 40747
8.30 CBeebies 237211
11.30 Animal Park Kabir, one of
Longleat’s oldest lions faces a
family feud. (R) (W) (S) 96582
12.30 Darts: BDO World
Championships (W) (S) 474495
3.00 Escape To The Country
Jules Hudson heads to Devon to help
a mother and daughter. (S) 4663785
3.45 Flog It! (W) (S) 3295969
4.30 Pointless Quiz show, hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (R) 7348124
5.15 Antiques Road Trip Charles
Hanson makes a mistake. 5428389
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted
by Jeremy Vine. (W) (S) 211
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo continues
his journey beginning in Enfield,
where he visits the Royal Small Arms
Factory, the largest machine shop in
Europe in Bradshaw’s day. He then
discovers the influence of trains on
Newmarket’s races, and heads to
Cambridge to find out why it could be
considered the birthplace of football.
Continues tomorrow. (W) (S) 563
5.30 ITV News (W) (S) 36292
6.00 Daybreak (W) (S) 738105
8.30 Lorraine (W) (S) 1101281
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show
Guests air their differences. 2605476
10.30 This Morning Phillip and
Holly join the Strictly Come Dancing
stars on tour. (W) (S) 20124
12.30 Loose Women Patsy Kensit
and Claire Nasir join the presenters
for more topical debate. (W) (S) 89853
1.30 ITV News (W) (S) 56138414
1.55 Local News (S) 32642722 v
2.00 A Touch Of Frost
Frost continues his search for the
armed robbers and tracks the culprit
responsible for four burglaries to the
same house. (R) (W) (S) 71292
3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal
David Dickinson helps members of
the public in Wells, Somerset, sort the
treasures from their trash. (R) 9056
3.59 Local Weather (S) 8757786 v
4.00 Doc Martin When a nasty
stomach bug sweeps through
Portwenn the doctor suspects the
local water supply is to blame. 8563
5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
presents as four contestants answer
general knowledge questions and
work as a team to take on ruthless
quiz genius the Chaser. (W) (S) 1679
6.00 Local News (W) (S) 227 v
6.30 ITV News (W) (S) 389
6.10 The Hoobs (AD) (R,S) 8134679
6.35 The Hoobs (R) (S) 9626560
7.00 Freshly Squeezed
Morning entertainment. (S) 18211
7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond
Ray Romano stars. (R,S) 2438143
7.55 Frasier (R,S) 2413834
8.25 Friends (R,S) 6792698
8.55 Friends (R,S) 8452582
9.25 Famous And Fearless
Extreme sports show. (R) 17339389
11.00 Glee Rachel has a life-changing
encounter. (AD) (R,S) 5356360
11.55 Wedding House
An Essex couple ask for a Lady
GaGa-inspired wedding. (S) 1656211
1.00 The Greatest Show On
Earth 1952 (U) Drama, starring
Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Betty
Hutton and James Stewart. 89150211
3.55 Deal Or No Deal Gameshow,
with Noel Edmonds. (AD) (S) 5928747
4.55 Come Dine With Me
A fashion designer, a former waitress,
a psychology teacher and a man with
a passion for the Victorian era
compete for the prize as the challenge
comes to Nottingham. (R,S) 6210308
6.00 The Simpsons The children
are trapped in school. (AD) (R,S) 679
6.30 Hollyoaks Tex struggles to cope
with her mother’s mood swings, and
Rob’s career is threatened when Eva
gets hold of Amber’s diary. (S) 259
6.00 Milkshake! 6803872
9.20 K-9 (S) 9285817
9.55 Animal Rescue Squad
Highlights of the series. (R) 8064766
10.15 Ice Road Truckers
George Spears reflects on his
forthcoming retirement. (R,S) 8182327
11.15 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation (R) 9913143
12.10 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Grissom tracks a
serial killer. (R,S) 8150834
1.10 Five News (S) 28103698
1.15 The Big Heist 2001 (12)
Fact-based crime drama, starring
Donald Sutherland. (S) 93915969
3.05 Mary Higgins Clark’s
Moonlight Becomes You
1998 (PG) An inquisitive photographer
uncovers a plot to swindle the elderly
residents of a nursing home out of
their life savings. Mystery thriller,
starring Donna Mills and Scott
Hylands. (S) 79334582
5.00 Five News, Weather 4796327
5.30 Monkey Life A mysterious
accident puts a baby monkey’s life in
danger, while snowfall keeps most of
the chimps inside. (S) 1212211
6.00 Cowboy Builders
The team help a family from Leicester
whose home and garden were left in
ruins after they trusted a builder with
their house extension. (R,S) 1385211
12.10 Sign Zone: David
Attenborough’s First Life
How evolution gained pace once
creatures developed mouths and
mobility. (R) 7718815 1.10 Ian
Hislop’s Age Of The Do-Gooders (R)
7415631 2.10 Turn Back Time – The
High Street (R) 7538693 3.10-6.00
BBC News. Headlines. (S) 28772099
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Local News 256389 ITV1 CENTRAL: 1.55 News 32642722
3.59 Weather 8757786 6.00 News 227 ITV1 MERIDIAN:
1.55 News 32642722 3.59 Weather 8757786 6.00 Local
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8757786 6.00 Local News, Weather 227 6.59 Local News
102105 10.30 Local News 256389 12.50 Nightwatch With
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3.59 ITV West Weather 8757786 6.00-6.30 Local News
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6.00 Matt Smith And Karen Gillan’s Top 10 Of 2010.
7.00 Zane Lowe. 10.00 Annie Mac. 12.45 Newsbeat.
1.00 Huw Stephens. 4.00 Nick Grimshaw. 7.00 BBC
Introducing United Nations. 9.00 Huw Stephens.
10.00 Benji B. 12.00 Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix.
2.00 Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix. 4.00-6.00
Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix.
RADIO 2
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5.00 Lynn Parsons. 6.30 Richard Madeley. 9.30 Ken
Bruce. 12.00 Jeremy Vine. 2.00 Steve Wright In The
Afternoon. 5.00 Simon Mayo. 7.00 Mike Harding.
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Story Of Funk. 11.00 Trevor Nelson’s Soul Show.
12.00 Janice Long. 2.00-5.00 Alex Lester.
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Donald Macleod’s Mozart. 12.00 News. 1.00 Radio 3
Lunchtime Concert. 2.00 Afternoon On 3. 4.00 Choral
Evensong. 5.00 In Tune. 7.00 Performance On 3.
10.00 Play Mozart For Me. 1.00 Through The Night.
RADIO 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz LW: 198 kHz
5.30 (LW) Test Match Special: Australia v England.
5.30 (FM) News Briefing. 5.43 (FM) Prayer For The
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7.00 (LW) Today. 9.00 The Story Of The King James
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Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! 12.00 News.
12.01 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 12.04 You And Yours.
12.57 Weather. 1.00 The World At One. 1.30 The
Media Show. 2.00 The Archers. 2.15 Afternoon Play:
Burned To Nothing: Drama, by Rex Obano. 3.00
Money Box Live: With Paul Lewis. 3.30 Scottish Shorts:
The Last Cup, by Merryn Glover. 3.45 Five Guys
Named Mohammed: Rapper Mohammed Yahya
discusses his work. 4.00 Thinking Allowed. 4.30
Follow The Leader: Part one of two. 5.00 PM: With
Eddie Mair. 5.54 (LW) Shipping Forecast. 5.57
Weather. 6.00 Six O’Clock News. 6.30 Shappi Talk.
7.00 The Archers. 7.15 Front Row. 7.45 A Small
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Evidence. 8.45 It Happened Here. 9.00 The Stunning
Controversy: See Radio Choice. 9.30 The Story Of The
King James Bible: James Naughtie examines the
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society. 9.59 Weather. 10.00 The World Tonight.
10.45 Book at Bedtime: Snowdrops: By AD Miller.
11.00 (LW) Test Match Special: Australia v England.
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(FM) I’ve Never Seen Star Wars. 12.00 (FM) News,
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(LW) Test Match Special: Australia v England. 1.00
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MW: 909, 693 kHz
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Ashes Breakfast. 10.00 Victoria Derbyshire. 12.00
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10.30 Tony Livesey. 1.00 Up All Night.
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6.00 Alan Brazil And Ronnie Irani. 10.00
Mike Parry And Mike Graham. 1.00 Hawksbee
And Jacobs. 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough. 7.00 Kick-off. 11.00 Ian Collins.
1.00-6.00 Duncan Barkes.
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Round-up. 5.50 Witness. 6.00 The World
Today. 8.30 Business Daily. 8.50 Witness.
9.00 News. 9.06 Blind Man Roams The
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12.00 World Briefing. 12.30 Heart And Soul.
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9.00 Zoo Days (S) 17486414
9.05 8 Simple Rules 98460698
9.35 8 Simple Rules 88690018
10.00 Deadliest Outback
Predators: Austin Stevens’
Adventures (S) 11114259
11.00 Monster Moves (S) 11194495
12.00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks And
Trailers (S) 87442785
1.00 Police Interceptors 87428105
2.00 Dharma & Greg 54488196
2.25 Dharma & Greg 51238673
2.55 The Family Recipe 64417853
3.05 Zoo Days (S) 16095124
3.35 Zoo Days (S) 59523940
4.05 8 Simple Rules 50513495
4.35 8 Simple Rules 27706230
5.00 Dharma & Greg 93897124
5.30 Dharma & Greg 89044389
6.00 Zoo Days 89067230
6.30 Malcolm In The Middle
Lois and Hal leave the boys for
a weekend. 89058582
7.00 Zoo Days Brief highlights
from the series viewing the animals
and staff of Colchester and Chester
Zoos. (S) 79206230
7.10 FILM: The Pink Panther
2006 (PG) Bumbling French
policeman Inspector Clouseau goes
to New York in search of a stolen
priceless diamond. Comedy remake,
with Steve Martin. (S) 32906650
9.00 FILM: Big Daddy 1999 (12)
An immature man takes care of
his flatmate’s five-year-old son to
prove to his former girlfriend he
can handle responsibility. Comedy,
starring Adam Sandler. (S) 94618414
10.50 Sex And The City
Miranda dates a man with a passion
for models. 35014292
11.30 Sex: How To Do Everything
American sex gurus and best-selling
authors Emma Taylor and Lorelei
Sharkey offer a fresh approach to
sexual advice. 58216679
12.00 Teleshopping 14208322
6.00 Teleshopping 86428921
12.00 ’Til Death 10539679
12.25 ’Til Death 83436327
1.00 FILM: Taking A Chance On
Love 2009 (PG) A newspaper
columnist is reluctant to commit to her
partner when he asks her to marry
him, but she receives inspiration when
a reader contacts her with some
words of wisdom. Romantic drama,
starring Genie Francis, Ted McGinley,
Katie Boland, John Bregar and
Genelle Williams. (S) 25968259
2.55 Law & Order 41670105
3.55 FILM: Cries In The Dark
2006 (PG) A detective is distraught
when her pregnant younger sister
disappears after an encounter with
a convicted sex offender – and
begins to suspect the missing
woman’s adulterous husband is
involved in the case. Thriller, starring
Eva LaRue Callahan. (S) 12774056
6.00 Law & Order A student is
murdered. 29197582
7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation Grissom, Sara and
Nick investigate the derailment of a
roller-coaster to determine whether
foul play was involved. (S) 21463827
8.00 CSI: Miami A jet carrying a
fortune in bank funds crashes into a
residential area – and investigations
reveal that one of the passengers
was already dead when the tragedy
occurred. (AD) (S) 91484245
9.00 FILM: 3:10 To Yuma 2007
(15) A rancher seizes the chance to
settle his debts and earn his son’s
respect by agreeing to escort a
notorious outlaw to the town of
Contention, where a train will take the
prisoner to jail. But the journey takes a
dangerous turn when the criminal tries
to manipulate the rancher into letting
him go – while his henchmen lie in
wait. Western remake, starring Russell
Crowe and Christian Bale. 26002414
11.30 Escape From Alcatraz: The
True Story The real-life story of the
1962 three-man breakout from the US
island prison, and a reappraisal of
their chances of survival in the waters
of San Francisco Bay. (S) 28554037
12.30 Jail 77222902
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The Stunning Controversy
Radio 4, 9pm
Mark Whitaker reports from
California and Arizona on the
increasing levels of deaths related
to stun-gun detentions by law
enforcement agencies in America.
Many of the manufacturers
believe that medical rulings claiming
the tasers or stun guns contributed
to someone’s death are untrue, and
that the examiners lack the proper
training to evaluate the tasers.
And the presenter heads
off to discover whether these
devices really are as safe as their
manufacturers claim.
CHRIS MCHUGH
8PM CHANNEL
http://hotnpapers.com/
56 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
ITV2 Freeview 6 - Sky 118
6.00am Emmerdale 6.25 Nanny 911 7.15
Life’s Funniest Moments 7.45 Sally Jessy
Raphael 8.35 Judge Judy 9.25 All Star Family
Fortunes 10.10 Judge Judy Noon Emmerdale
12.30 Nanny 911 1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show
3.40 Loose Women 4.40 Sally Jessy Raphael
5.30 Judge Judy 7.00 Primeval — Behind The
Scenes 8.00 Primeval 9.00 Film: Tomorrow
Never Dies (1997) (12) 11.25 Film: The World
Is Not Enough (1999) (12) 1.55am Emmerdale
2.20 Teleshopping 5.20 ITV2 Nightscreen
ITV3 Freeview 10 - Sky 119
6.00am Film File 6.10 Heartbeat 7.05 Dr
Quinn: Medicine Woman 8.00 Dickinson’s Real
Deal 9.00 Terry And June 9.35 Ballykissangel
10.40 Inspector Morse 12.50pm Heartbeat
1.50 Born And Bred 3.00 Dr Quinn: Medicine
Woman 4.05 Daily Cooks Challenge 5.05
Terry And June 5.40 Heartbeat 6.45 Born
And Bred 8.00 Simply Red: For The Last Time
9.00 An Audience With Michael Buble 10.10
A Touch Of Frost 12.30am Inspector Morse
2.10 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30 Teleshopping
ITV4 Freeview 24 - Sky 120
6.00am Film File 6.10 The Professionals
7.00 The Prisoner 7.50 Police Stop! 8.50
The Champions 9.50 The Saint 10.50 The
Professionals 11.55 Quantum Leap 12.55pm
Police, Camera, Action! 1.55 Police Stop!
2.55 The Champions 3.55 The Saint 4.55
The Professionals 6.00 Quantum Leap 7.00
Minder 8.00 Police, Camera, Action! 8.30
When Piers Met Lord Sugar 10.00 Cricket:
The Ashes 11.00 Film: The Keeper (2009) (15)
1.00am Film: Ned Kelly (2003) (15)
SKY1 Sky 106
6.00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 7.00
X-Weighted 8.00 Oops TV 9.00 It’s Me Or The
Dog USA 10.00 UK Border Force 11.00 The
Filth Files 11.30 The Real A&E Noon Project
Runway 1.00 X-Weighted 2.00 Stargate
SG-1 4.00 Futurama 5.00 The Simpsons
6.00 Raising Hope 6.30 The Simpsons 8.00
Dream Lives For Sale 9.00 Louie Spence’s
Showbusiness 10.00 Raising Hope 11.00
200kg Kid Midnight Road Wars 1.50 Ross
Kemp On Gangs 2.40 Oops TV 3.30 The
4400 4.20 Sell Me The Answer 5.10 Are You
Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?
E4 Freeview 28 - Sky 136
6.00am One Tree Hill 6.50 90210 7.35
Friends 8.00 Everwood 8.55 One Tree Hill
9.50 Friends 10.20 Gilmore Girls 11.10
90210 12.05pm Everwood 1.00 Scrubs
2.05 Hollyoaks 2.35 Gilmore Girls 3.30
Being Erica 4.25 Friends 5.55 Scrubs 7.00
Hollyoaks 7.35 Friends 9.00 Big Fat Quiz Of
The Year 2010 11.10 Rude Tube 11.40 Alan
Carr: Chatty Man 12.45am Scrubs 1.45 Big
Fat Quiz Of The Year 2010 3.35 Beauty And
The Geek 4.15 Being Erica 5.00 Switched
MORE4 Freeview 14 - Sky 138
9.00am Deal Or No Deal 9.45 Room For
Improvement 10.45 How Clean Is Your House?
11.15 Film: Jungle Book (1942) (U) 1.20pm
3 Minute Wonder: Microsoft Babies 1.30 Deal
Or No Deal 2.30 Come Dine With Me 3.05
Coach Trip 3.35 Location, Location, Location
4.40 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.40
Relocation, Relocation 6.50 Come Dine With
Me 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Time Team
10.00 Nelson’s Hospital: A Time Team Special
11.05 Engineering Britain’s Superweapons
12.10am Time Team 1.10 Nelson’s Hospital:
A Time Team Special 2.10 Engineering Britain’s
Superweapons
GOLD Sky 110
6.00am The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin
6.30 Bread 7.00 Sykes 7.40 The Fall And
Rise Of Reginald Perrin 8.20 Bread 9.00
As Time Goes By 9.40 To The Manor Born
11.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 12.20pm
Dinnerladies 1.40 The Good Life 3.00 As Time
Goes By 3.40 To The Manor Born 5.00 Last
Of The Summer Wine 6.20 Dinnerladies 7.40
The Good Life 9.00 Fawlty Towers 11.15 The
Young Ones Midnight Fawlty Towers 12.45
Comic Strip 1.55 The Young Ones
LIVING Sky 112
6.00am Passport Patrol 7.00 The Jerry
Springer Show 8.00 Maury 8.50 Celebs 24/7
9.00 America’s Next Top Model 10.00 Four
Weddings 11.00 CSI: Miami 11.55 Celebs 24/7
Noon CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3.00
Criminal Minds 4.00 Charmed 6.00 America’s
Next Top Model 7.00 Ghost Whisperer 8.00
Half Ton Teen 9.00 Bones 10.00 Grey’s
Anatomy 11.00 Criminal Minds Midnight
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.50 Charmed
4.30 Four Weddings 5.20 Maury
BBC THREE Freeview 7 - Sky 115
7.00pm Top Gear 8.20 Almost Famous IV
9.00 Music, Money And Hip-Hop Honeys
10.00 Film: Meet The Fockers (2004) (12)
11.50 Family Guy 12.35am How Not To Live
Your Life 1.35 Music, Money And Hip-Hop
Honeys 2.30 Almost Famous IV 3.15 How Not
To Live Your Life 4.15 Mad About The House
BBC FOUR Freeview 9 - Sky 116
7.00pm World News Today 7.00 Weather
7.30 The Boats That Built Britain 8.00 The
Great British Outdoors 9.00 Timeshift: The
Golden Age Of Coach Travel 10.00 Caravans:
A British Love Affair 11.00 Britain Goes
Camping Midnight Wild Swimming 1.00
The Great British Outdoors 2.00 Caravans: A
British Love Affair
COMEDY CENTRAL Sky 126
9.00am Frasier 10.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond 11.00 The King Of Queens Noon
Scrubs 1.00 Two And A Half Men 2.00 The
King Of Queens 3.00 Two And A Half Men
4.00 Scrubs 5.00 Everybody Loves Raymond
6.00 Two And A Half Men 7.30 Mike & Molly
8.00 Scrubs 8.30 Two And A Half Men 10.00
Sex And The City 11.10 Mike & Molly 11.40
Two And A Half Men 12.40am 30 Rock 1.10
South Park 2.10 Scrubs 2.40 Comedy Central
At The Comedy Store 3.10 Two And A Half
Men 4.05 Shortcuts Shuffle 4.20 The King Of
Queens 5.10 Frasier 6.00 Teleshopping
FX Sky 164
8.00am Farscape 9.00 Buffy The Vampire
Slayer 10.00 Law & Order Noon NCIS 2.00
JAG 3.00 Farscape 4.00 Law & Order 6.00
JAG 7.00 NCIS 9.00 American Dad! 10.00
Breaking Bad 11.00 Better Off Ted Midnight
Nip/Tuck 1.00 UC: Undercover 2.00 Farscape
3.00 ReGenesis 4.00 Teleshopping
DISCOVERY Sky 520
6.00am Bear Grylls: Born Survivor 7.00 How
Do They Do It? 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Chris
Barrie’s Massive Speed 10.00 X-Machines
11.00 Days That Shook The World Noon
Treasure Quest 1.00 Extreme Engineering
2.00 Weaponology 3.00 Greatest Tank Battles
4.00 World War Two: The Complete History
5.00 Deadliest Catch 6.00 Mythbusters
8.00 How Do They Do It? 8.30 How It’s
Made 9.00 Are UFOs Real? 11.00 Swamp
Loggers Midnight Bear Grylls: Born Survivor
1.00 Deadliest Catch 2.00 Days That Shook
The World 3.00 Treasure Quest 3.50 Chris
Barrie’s Massive Speed 4.40 X-Machines
5.30 How Does That Work?
HISTORY Sky 529
6.00am The True Story Of Papillon 7.00
Barbarians 8.00 The Sword 9.00 Clash Of The
Gods 11.00 Gladiators: Back From The Dead
Noon Machu Picchu: City In The Clouds 1.00
UFO Files 2.00 Clash Of The Gods 4.00 Heir
Hunters 5.00 Mega Movers 6.00 UFO Files
7.00 Heir Hunters 8.00 Ax Men 10.00 IRT
Deadliest Roads 11.00 The Sword Midnight
Ax Men 2.00 The Nostradamus Effect 3.00
Mega Movers 4.00 UFO Files
YESTERDAY Freeview 12 - Sky 537
5.00am Home Shopping 6.00 Age Of Terror
7.00 The Victorians 8.00 The 60s: The
Beatles Decade 9.00 Antiques Roadshow
10.00 Great SAS Missions 11.00 When The
Boat Comes In Noon The Victorians 1.00
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 2.00 Antiques
Roadshow 3.00 Great SAS Missions 4.00
Wish Me Luck 5.00 Empire Of The Seas: How
The Navy Forged The Modern World 6.00
Antiques Roadshow 7.00 Wish Me Luck 8.00
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 9.00 Great SAS
Missions 10.00 Empire Of The Seas: How
The Navy Forged The Modern World 11.00
Antiques Roadshow Midnight The Victorians
1.00 Great SAS Missions 2.00 Empire Of The
Seas: How The Navy Forged The Modern World
3.00 Home Shopping
HOME Sky 246
7.00am Love The Place You’re In 8.00 Cash
In The Attic 9.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Escape To
The Country Noon My Showhouse 1.00
The Unsellables 2.00 Love The Place You’re
In 3.00 DIY SOS 5.00 Flog It! 6.00 The
Unsellables 7.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition 8.00 DIY SOS 10.00 Escape To The
Country 11.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition Midnight Cash In The Attic 1.00 Flog
It! 1.55 Workshop Wonders 2.00 DIY SOS
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sky 526
8.00am How Life Began 9.00 Weirdest
Dinosaurs 10.00 Jesus: The Missing Years
11.00 Alcatraz: Surviving The Rock Noon
Hooked: Monster Fishing 1.00 Great Druid
Massacre 2.00 How Life Began 3.00
Megastructures 4.00 Air Crash Investigation
5.00 Dive Detectives 6.00 Ancient X Files 7.00
Seconds From Disaster 8.00 Megastructures
9.00 Megashredding: Planes, Trains & Cars
10.00 Breaking Up The Biggest 11.00 How
Life Began Midnight Megastructures 1.00
Megashredding: Planes, Trains & Cars
GOOD FOOD Sky 249
5.00am Restaurant Makeover 6.00 Ace
Of Cakes 7.00 Man V Food 8.00 Monster
Munchies 9.00 The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook
10.00 The Supersizers Eat 11.00 Rick
Stein’s Seafood Lovers’ Guide Noon Man V
Food 1.00 Monster Munchies 2.00 The Hairy
Bikers’ Cookbook 3.00 The Supersizers Eat
4.00 Man V Food 5.00 Monster Munchies
6.00 Rick Stein’s Seafood Lovers’ Guide
7.00 The Supersizers Eat 8.00 Man V Food
9.00 Monster Munchies 10.00 The Hairy
Bikers’ Cookbook 11.00 The Supersizers Eat
Midnight Monster Munchies 1.00 Ace Of
Cakes 2.00 Home Shopping
UNIVERSAL CHANNEL Sky 130
6.00am McLeod’s Daughters 7.00
Teleshopping 8.00 Just Cause 9.00 Film:
Perry Mason: The Case Of The All-Star
Assassin (1989) (PG) 11.00 Sea Patrol Noon
House 1.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2.00 Film: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case
Of The Wicked Wives (1993) (PG) 4.00 The
Mentalist 5.00 House 6.00 Sea Patrol 7.00
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 8.00 CSI: NY
9.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11.00 The
Mentalist Midnight Sea Patrol 1.00 Law &
Order: Criminal Intent 3.00 Just Cause 4.00
Film: Perry Mason: The Case Of The Lady In
The Lake (1988) (PG)
TELEVISIONX Sky 903
9.00am Honey Days 5.00pm Fone Girls Live
9.00 Freeview 10.10 Ready, Steady, Chav 2
10.35 Asbo Trash W***** 3 10.55 Toy Soldiers
3 11.00 Freeview 11.10 Toy Soldiers 3 11.15
Peep Show Uncovered 3 11.40 Euro A****
All Stars 2 Midnight Freeview 12.10 Euro
A**** All Stars 2 12.15 You Know You Want It
3 12.30 Busty Brits Abroad 3 1.00 Freeview
1.10 Porn Ghetto 3 1.25 Party Animals 2 1.45
Black Chicks On White D**** 2 2.10 Fighting
S**** 4 2.40 Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour Of Ireland
2 3.03 Fame Fantasies 2 3.30 Glory Hole 2
3.45 Dr G Spot 2 6.00 Fone Girls Live
FILMS
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ENTERTAINMENT SATELLITE, CABLE AND DIGITAL
SKY MOVIES PREMIERE Sky 301
10.00am Alice In Wonderland (2010) (PG) Fantasy
adventure, starring Mia Wasikowska. 12476 Noon Alvin
And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) (U)
Comedy, starring Zachary Levi. 459143 1.35 All About
Steve (2009) (12) Romantic comedy, starring Sandra
Bullock and Bradley Cooper. 92153414 3.15 Fantastic
Mr Fox (2009) (PG) Stop-motion animated adventure,
with the voice of George Clooney. 499211 4.45 Post Grad
(2009) (12) Comedy, starring Alexis Bledel. 38748259
6.25 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
(2009) (U) Comedy, starring Zachary Levi. 66637037 8.00
Alice In Wonderland (2010) (PG) Fantasy adventure,
starring Mia Wasikowska. 74230 10.00 All About Steve
(2009) (12) Romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock and
Bradley Cooper. 47698 Midnight Dedication (2007)
(18) 82896 2.00 Avatar: A New Dimension 69506
SKY MOVIES COMEDY Sky 304
6.45am Home Alone 3 (1997) (PG) With Alex D Linz.
64576476 8.30 What Just Happened? (2007) (15)
With Robert De Niro. 50325940 10.15 Madagascar:
Escape 2 Africa (2008) (PG) With Ben Stiller.
46822834 11.50 Role Models (2008) (15) With Paul
Rudd. 61724940 1.35pm The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The
Smell Of Fear (1991) (15) With Leslie Nielsen. 2525105
3.05 I Want Candy (2007) (15) With Carmen Electra.
68026969 4.40 Home Alone 3 (1997) (PG) With Alex D
Linz. 51404018 6.25 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
(2008) (PG) With Ben Stiller. 52487969 8.00 Role
Models (2008) (15) With Paul Rudd. 94919211 9.45
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear (1991)
(15) With Leslie Nielsen. 8987698 11.15 Bachelor Party
(1984) (18) With Tom Hanks. 9349330 1.10am I Want
Candy (2007) (15) With Carmen Electra. 3921885 2.45
What Just Happened? (2007) (15) With Robert De
Niro. 6795506 4.35 The Christmas Clause (2008)
(PG) With Lea Thompson. 82495693
SKY MOVIES ACTION & ADVENTURE Sky 305
7.00am Pirates Of The Caribbean Trailer Special
Preview of the latest entry in the swashbuckling series.
9546940 7.20 Bedtime Stories (2008) (PG) With
Adam Sandler. 75966650 9.10 You Don’t Mess With
The Zohan (2008) (12) With Adam Sandler. 76729834
11.10 GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009) (12) With
Channing Tatum. 66952037 1.15pm A Bridge Too Far
(1977) (PG) With Dirk Bogarde. 47127037 4.15 Bedtime
Stories (2008) (PG) With Adam Sandler. 69969766 6.00
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008) (12) With
Adam Sandler. 1893211 8.00 GI Joe: The Rise Of
Cobra (2009) (12) With Channing Tatum. 1805056 10.00
Gamer (2009) (18) With Gerard Butler. 7970940 11.40
Death Warrior (2008) (18) With Hector Echavarria.
2198853 1.15am Judge Dredd (1995) (15) With
Sylvester Stallone. 3124525 2.55 Underworld: Rise Of
The Lycans (2009) (18) 2769070 4.35 In Like Flint
(1967) (PG) With James Coburn. 71635148
SKY MOVIES FAMILY Sky 306
6.15am 35mm The making of Tim Burton’s Alice in
Wonderland. 7737360 6.45 Batman And Robin (1997)
(PG) Comic-book adventure, starring George Clooney.
88762308 8.55 Return To Oz (1985) (PG) Fantasy
adventure, starring Fairuza Balk. 81498056 10.55 The
Witches (1990) (PG) Children’s fantasy, starring Anjelica
Huston. 12603414 12.35pm Father Of The Bride
Part II (1995) (PG) Comedy sequel, starring Steve Martin.
86189308 2.25 Monsters Vs Aliens (2009) (PG)
Animated sci-fi comedy, with the voice of Reese Witherspoon.
6614872 4.10 Batman And Robin (1997) (PG) Comic-
book adventure, starring George Clooney. 68459650 6.20
The Witches (1990) (PG) Children’s fantasy, starring
Anjelica Huston. 95721189 8.00 Monsters Vs Aliens
(2009) (PG) Animated sci-fi comedy, with the voice of
Reese Witherspoon. 94926501 9.40 9 (2009) (12)
Animated adventure, with the voice of Elijah Wood. 18882330
11.05 California Man (1992) (PG) Teen comedy,
starring Brendan Fraser. 1966389 12.40am Adventures
In Babysitting (1987) (12) Action adventure, starring
Elisabeth Shue. 4802419 2.30 9 (2009) (12) Animated
adventure, with the voice of Elijah Wood. 1343896 3.55
Father Of The Bride Part II (1995) (PG) Comedy
sequel, starring Steve Martin. 9329099 5.45 The Top Ten
Show 49747322
SKY MOVIES DRAMA & ROMANCE Sky 308
6.00am Amelia (2009) (PG) With Hilary Swank.
6404360 8.00 The Lost City (2005) (15) With Andy
Garcia. 8564308 10.30 Notorious (2009) (15) With
Jamal Woolard. 81408563 12.45pm Pearl Harbor
(2001) (12) With Ben Affleck. 81140114 3.50 35mm
Films over the year ahead. 9567360 4.20 Cheri (2009)
(15) With Michelle Pfeiffer. 60052582 6.00 Amelia
(2009) (PG) With Hilary Swank. 1897037 8.00 Bright
Star (2009) (PG) With Ben Whishaw. 47687501 10.10
Meet Joe Black (1998) (12) With Brad Pitt. 41080495
1.10am Notorious (2009) (15) With Jamal Woolard.
39434167 3.20 My Life In Ruins (2009) (12) With
Nia Vardalos. 3607780 5.00 Angel And The Badman
(2009) (PG) With Lou Diamond Phillips. 3201964
SKY MOVIES CLASSICS Sky 311
7.00am For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) (PG)
Oscar-winning Spanish Civil War drama, starring Gary
Cooper. 32296105 9.50 Young At Heart (1954) (U)
Romantic musical, starring Frank Sinatra and Doris Day.
56891018 Noon To Catch A Thief (1955) (PG) Oscar-
winning romantic mystery, starring Cary Grant. 2167018
2.00 Shadow Of A Doubt (1943) (PG) Hitchcock
thriller, starring Joseph Cotten. 6149096 4.00 Bedknobs
And Broomsticks (1971) (U) Disney musical fantasy,
starring Angela Lansbury. 8957360 6.00 The Sand
Pebbles (1966) (PG) Action adventure, with Steve
McQueen. 7232216 9.00 Roman Holiday (1953) (U)
Romantic comedy, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory
Peck. 6118768 11.00 The Wild Bunch (1969) (18)
Western, starring William Holden. 32880747 1.25am White
Christmas (1954) (U) Musical, starring Bing Crosby and
Danny Kaye. 6983322 3.25 The Heiress (1949) (U)
Oscar-winning period drama, starring Olivia de Havilland.
9928273 5.20 Road To Morocco (1942) (U) Musical
comedy, with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. 68442544
TCM Sky 317
7.10am Let’s Dance (1950) (U) 57777211 9.20
Witness To Murder (1954) (PG) 58823817 11.00 The
Boyfriend School (1990) (PG) 16894327 1.10pm
Support Your Local Sheriff (1968) (PG) 43167327
3.00 The Black Orchid (1958) (U) 4665969 5.00 Pork
Chop Hill (1959) (PG) 23974679 6.55 The Children’s
Hour (1961) (12) 35720785 9.00 On Deadly Ground
(1994) (15) 66273389 11.05 Dressed To Kill (1980)
(18) 41003211 1.10am On Deadly Ground (1994) (15)
85974457 3.50 Teleshopping 42858273 5.00 Support
Your Local Sheriff (1968) (PG) 51466525
FILM4 Freeview 15 - Sky 315
11.00am The Bounty Hunter (1954) (PG) 18516476
12.35pm The Ten Commandments (1956) (U)
45267650 4.45 Ladies In Lavender (2004) (12)
9703679 6.45 Rat Race (2001) (12) 89639698 8.50
127 Hours Special 9870698 9.00 Shallow Grave
(1994) (18) 50947582 10.50 Trainspotting (1996)
(18) Starring Ewan McGregor. See Today’s Choice. 32901853
12.40am American Splendor (2003) (15) 5053631
2.40 127 Hours Special 54883273
TODAY’S CHOICE
TRAINSPOTTINGʄ„„„
Film4, 10.50pm
Renton is a young Scot struggling to find a way of coping
with the monotonous grind of everyday life in the big city.
He and his friends Sick Boy, Spud and a few others think
they have found the ideal escape route though – heroin.
Deeply immersed in the dark, squalid Edinburgh
drug scene, the lads seem to be heading down the road of
addiction, crime and violence, very occasionally making
an effort to change, but never really succeeding.
Renton proves to be different though, he wants to clean
up and, searching for streets paved with gold, is hell-bent
on leaving his past, and his problems, behind.
Gritty drama, with Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle.
ELYSIA MARSHALL
SPORT
SKY SPORTS 1 Freeview 41 - Sky 401
6.00am The Ashes Live. Australia v England.
The fifth and final Test of the Ashes series
continues with day three at the Sydney Cricket
Ground. 22872 8.00 Live Test Cricket. South
Africa v India. 8666766 4.00pm The Ashes
Highlights 89698 5.00 Hyundai A League
Football 9872 5.30 European Tour Weekly
6650 6.00 The Ashes Highlights 20018 7.00
Sky Sports News At Seven 6308 7.30 Soccer
Special 210259 10.00 You’re On Sky Sports!
91921 11.00 The Ashes Live. Australia v
England. 8454150
SKY SPORTS 2 Freeview 42 - Sky 402
6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 4745834
7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 3087740 8.00
Good Morning Sports Fans 8132899 9.00
Revista De La Liga 9964143 10.00 The Ashes
Highlights 5751921 11.00 Football Special
5771785 Noon Revista De La Liga 8284360
1.00 The Ashes Highlights 8200308 2.00
Football Special 3399834 3.00 Revista De La
Liga 5787766 4.00 Football Asia 6952698 4.30
Football Special 5903766 5.30 Sports Adventure
6932834 6.00 Inside The PGA Tour 6939747
6.30 European Tour Weekly 6953327 7.00 Live
Football Special. Arsenal v Manchester City (kick-
off 7.45pm). 6809476 10.30 Football First. A
chance for viewers to see a match of their choice.
2161637 Midnight Football First 8196439
1.30 Football First 7400438 3.00 Copa Del
Rey Football 6112761 5.00 Kings Of The Snow
1982916 5.30 Sports Adventure 9912780
SKY SPORTS 3 Sky 403
6.00am Aerobics Oz Style 73517921 6.30
Kings Of The Snow 21174327 7.00 WWE:
Vintage Collection 39783230 8.00 Premier
League Bowls 39791259 9.00 Poker 60961360
10.30 Football Asia 99105105 11.00 Racing
News 61494389 11.30 Aerobics Oz Style
61495018 Noon Sports Unlimited 69412872
1.00 Premier League Bowls 69498292 2.00
Aerobics Oz Style 33344018 2.30 Kings Of
The Snow 89520722 3.00 Hyundai A League
Football 33356853 3.30 Wild Spirits 70075817
4.00 Sports Unlimited 61418969 5.00 WWE:
Bottom Line 33347105 6.00 WWE: Afterburn
69418056 7.00 Test Cricket 19907308 8.00
The Ashes Highlights 19910872 10.00 Live
Copa Del Rey Football 73537785 11.30
Football’s Greatest 21154563 Midnight Tennis
93715341 3.00 Watersports World 18543490
4.00 Premier League Years 47494457
ESPN Sky 417
6.00am NHL Ice Hockey 2805360 8.00 NBA
Tonight 3965292 8.30 Press Pass 3964563 9.00
College Football 5703143 Noon Bundesliga
3310327 2.00 Press Pass 2431853 2.30
Eredivisie 6177698 4.30 Premiership Rugby
Union 4768785 6.00 Press Pass 6931105 6.30
Goal! Special 6955785 7.00 NHL Ice Hockey.
Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning.
5765124 9.00 NBA Tonight. Highlights and
analysis of the latest NBA games. 5797143
9.30 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Report 8294747
10.00 Premier League World 3976308 10.30
Serie A. A review of the season so far. 2821308
12.30am Live NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics
v San Antonio Spurs (tip-off 12.30am). Coverage
of the inter-conference encounter at the TD
Banknorth Garden. 5918728 3.00 Live NHL Ice
Hockey. Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators
(face-off 3.00am). All the action from the Western
Conference clash at the Honda Centre. 3635877
5.30 Press Pass 9921438
BRITISH EUROSPORT Sky 410
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SHOW STOPPER: P&O’s Oriana passes Sydney’s dazzling Opera House
FJORD: Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island. Right, Kakadu National Park where Crocodile Dundee scenes were filmed
Chill out on
a hot cruise
Down Under
In the middle of one of the coldest
winters in decades DEBORAH STONE
suggests some sunny Antipodean
escapes to enjoy in 2011 and 2012
BEAUTIFULLY BRITISH
Catch Australia and New
Zealand’s highlights with a
26-night Hong Kong-to-
Auckland voyage on Oriana
from P&O Cruises (0845 678
0014/www.pocruises.com).
The mid-sized vessel has
elegant teak decks, wood-
panelled bars such as the
Lord’s Tavern and restaurants
including Oriana Rhodes,
featuring a menu created by
celebrity chef Gary Rhodes.
First port of call on the
itinerary is Darwin, Crocodile
Dundee country, where you
can follow bushwacker trails
in the Kakadu National Park,
a World Heritage site. There’s
a stop in Brisbane, a perfect
opportunity to sample
Queensland’s capital and
tropical paradise beaches.
You also spend two days in
Sydney and marvel at the
spectacular Opera House,
Harbour Bridge and many
excellent museums.
In New Zealand, Oriana calls
at South Island’s Christchurch,
where you can learn about its
British settlers’ heritage and
“windy” Wellington, where you
can visit the Edwardian
Parliament building and
Museum of New Zealand with
its Maori artefacts.
¬ A 26-night Hong Kong-to-
Auckland cruise on Oriana from
£2,388pp (two sharing). Departs
Hong Kong, February 6, 2012.
Flights from Heathrow to Hong
Kong, return from Auckland,
can be arranged from £929pp.
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Royal Caribbean International
(0844 493 2061/www.
royalcaribbean.co.uk) offers a
16-night New Zealand fly/cruise
which explores the country’s
North and South Islands.
It’s a round trip from Sydney
Harbour which also
includes four nights at
sea, giving passengers
the chance to enjoy
the 2,501-passenger
Radiance Of The Seas,
with its spa, golf
simulator, rock-climbing
wall and pools with
water slides such as
the Adventure Beach
for children.
Speciality dining
options include such
restaurants as California
Vineyards, which pairs
five-course gourmet meals with
the state’s wines and Portofino,
which serves Italian classics.
The first taste of New Zealand
is a memorable one as the ship
glides through the magnificent
Milford Sound, a 13-mile fjord
where you can spot dolphins,
seals and penguins plus
spectacular waterfalls.
The trip ventures through
Doubtful Sound in the awe-
inspiring Fiordland National
Park and there’s more wildlife
to be found at Dusky Sound,
named by Captain Cook, which
is New Zealand’s longest fjord
and one of its most beautiful.
¬ÊA 16-night New Zealand
fly/cruise on Radiance Of
The Seas from £2,696pp
(two sharing), including return
flights from Heathrow to
Sydney. Departs Sydney,
November 18, 2011.
GRAND TOUR
Cunard (0845 071 0300/www.
cunard.co.uk) offers a cruise all
the way to Australia from the
UK. Its 2012 World Voyage on
the Queen Mary 2 is the perfect
way to travel. The full trip is
108 days but you can opt for a
35-nighter from Southampton to
Adelaide with a return flight to
the UK included in the package.
Early stops include the
garden island of Madeira and
Tenerife in the Canaries. She
then heads for South Africa
en route for Australia but there’s
a week at sea before hitting
Walvis Bay in Namibia, which
has pristine beaches and
nearby desert to explore.
Sea days can be spent
lounging on teak deckchairs,
relaxing in the exclusive
Canyon Ranch SpaClub or
enjoying numerous activities,
such as Rada acting
workshops or Royal
Astronomical Society lectures
in Illuminations, the only
planetarium to be found at sea.
¬ÊA 35-night cruise on Queen
Mary 2 from £3,699pp (two
sharing), including return
flight from Adelaide. Departs
Southampton, January 10, 2012.
FIRST CLASS
Visit New Zealand and Australia
on the elegant 684-passenger
ship Regatta, from Oceania
Cruises (0845 505 1920/www.
oceaniacruises.co.uk).
You can expect top service
and first-class facilities and
Oceania’s claim to offer the best
cuisine at sea is hard to dismiss
with a five-star restaurant
serving French-inspired dishes.
This Splendors Of Down
Under cruise starts in Auckland
before heading for Tauranga,
gateway for the Maori cultural
centre of Rotorua, with its hot
springs and geysers.
The revitalised Art Deco town
of Napier is fun to explore and
the ship’s size also allows it into
smaller ports such as
Geelong, with its 100
National Trust-listed
buildings, before
reaching Melbourne
and Sydney.
¬ÊA 15-night Oceania
Splendors Of Down
Under cruise from
£2,311pp (two sharing)
cruise only. Departs
Auckland, February 5,
2012. Flights from
Heathrow to Auckland
and return from Sydney
arranged upon request.
FUN TOWN: Revitalised Napier is a great place to explore
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On a secluded 21 acre site overlooking the sea at Marawila 40 miles north of Colombo,
the 4-star Club Palm Bay is located around a lagoon and the beach. An ecological reserve
and a traditional west coast fishing village are within reach. It is particularly well-equipped
with guest facilities, offering good standards of service and comfort on All-Inclusive.
Your package includes:
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily. Local alcoholic & soft drinks
Return flights from Heathrow or a choice of 9 other regional airports^
Air-conditioned rooms with a balcony or terrace
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All taxes are included
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Marianne Guedin candles from Occa Home are
made from organic vegetable wax and natural
perfumes, with recycled glass used to make the
holders. When the candle is finished, use the holder
as a vase or cup or send it to the bottle bank.
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being economical so
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filled with leftovers
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from a vintage furniture shop in London’s Islington,
The Peanut Vendor, run by a couple who love to trawl
the outdoor markets at 6am for old clothes and other
collectors’ items. They promise they won’t sell you
any junk, kitsch or retro tat and almost everything
is a one-off piece. These delightful cushions are
£20 each.
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several layers of vintage saris hand-sewn
together on a lacquered pine base and
produced by a small shop in Kent. Available
in two sizes, priced at £494 and £519.

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this unique Louis-style
chest of drawers from
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offers an eclectic array
of furnishings and
accessories. Price £395.
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gift in the form of ruffle heart rugs
made from recycled T-shirts.
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Named after the Zulu word for love,
this Thanda heart trivet is made from
dying pearwood from alongside South
Africa’s Garden Route. To leave the
forests undisturbed, the timber is
removed by horse, with saplings
planted as replacement. Price £36.
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recycled fabrics is JAB Anstoetz.
This chair (left) features in its
Returnity collection, made from
recycled materials that are 100 per
cent recyclable after use. The company
even offers a free recycling service for
Returnity fabrics, which start from £70
per metre.
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EASYJET yesterday signed a deal
worth hundreds of millions of pounds
for new aircraft to underpin its drive
into continental Europe. It is buying
15 Airbus A320s with a list price of
$1.1billion (£705million), although the
company said it had negotiated a
substantial yet confidential discount.
Chief executive Carolyn McCall,
right, said the airline had
switched an order for 20 A319s
to the larger A320 and had
secured options for a further
33. “A central feature of the
agreement is the flexibility it
gives easyJet to vary the
growth rate in its capacity to
reflect economic conditions and market
opportunities,” said McCall. The shares
rose 17½p to 457½p.
She has identified countries such as
France, Switzerland and Portugal,
where the proportion of passengers
travelling on no-frills airlines is below
levels seen in the UK, as fruitful
markets for growth. The airline is
also looking to attract more
business travellers.
EasyJet founder and largest
shareholder Sir Stelios
Haji-Ioannou said the
announcement was good news
but he wanted more details on
the routes.
EasyJet is expanding
its fleet of aircraft
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CRACKING set of figures
from the manufacturing
sector globally helped 2011
to get off to a roaring start.
The FTSE surged by more than
100 points as figures worldwide
showed that the area was
performing strongly as the
economic recovery gathered steam.
In the UK, the data showed
activity rising at its fastest pace for
16 years during December as the
weak pound finally started to give
exports a long-awaited boost. There
were even signs of domestic
demand picking up. All this will be
very good news for the Government,
which is relying on the private
sector to generate employment and
make up for the jobs lost in the
public sector as the squeeze is
applied.
It is not only spending cuts that
will provide challenges this year.
Manufacturers have been rebuilding
their stocks after cutting back
drastically during the recession, a
process that is now coming to an
end. Then there are still major
questions hanging over Europe.
Manufacturers are also seeing
their costs rise as the price of oil
and other commodities surges,
forcing them to raise their prices
and fuelling inflation further.
This is only likely to increase the
pressure on the Bank of England
to raise interest rates this year. It is
crucial that manufacturing can
provide a strong base for the
economy to weather these storms.
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EASYJET founder and biggest
shareholder Sir Stelios
Haji-Ioannou repeatedly clashed
with the airline’s former chief
executive Andy Harrison over fleet
expansion. He felt Harrison was
ordering too many aircraft and
would struggle to fill them during
the recession. His guarded reaction
to new chief executive Carolyn
McCall’s plans to buy more and
larger aircraft suggests he might
still harbour doubts, although he
will await more details before
forming a more concrete view.
McCall’s strategy for easyJet of
expanding into European countries
where no-frills airlines have yet
to punch their weight and trying to
attract more profitable business
travellers makes sense. Stelios
should give her a chance.
BP in £5bn boost as oil
soars and bid talk flows
OIL explorer Desire Petro-
leum said it was confident
of finding oil in the Falkland
Islands despite yet another
dry well sending its shares
26 per cent lower.
The company dropped
12½p to 35¼p after failing
to find any “significant”
hydrocarbons at its Dawn
prospect in the North Falk-
land basin. The well will be
abandoned. It follows last
week’s failure to find any oil
at its Jacinta prospect and
last month’s admission that
oil thought to have been
found at its Rachel North
Well was in fact water.
“It would have been great
to have found oil at Dawn,”
said a spokesperson. “But
people should have been
realistic. It was a high risk
well and we made no secret
about its chances of suc-
cess. This is not a huge blow
to the company. We fully
believe in the prospects of
the North Falkland Basin.”
Desire will drill another
well in a yet to be decided
location after first return-
ing its rig to fellow explorer
Rockhopper to drill up to
two new wells. Only Rock-
hopper, out of the four
companies drilling in the
Falklands, has found a
pot ent i al commer ci al
discovery of oil.
Analyst Evo said it was
cautious of Desire’s “track
record”.
BANKNOTE printer De La
Rue was urged yesterday by
its French takeover suitor
to come clean over its
rel ati onshi p wi th the
Reserve Bank of India.
Oberthur Technologies,
whose £900mi l l i on bi d
approach for De La Rue was
turned down last month,
said it believed relations
between De La Rue and its
main customer had been
“materially impaired” after
faulty bank note paper was
produced last summer.
De La Rue said in Novem-
ber that it could lose a top
customer as a result of its
production problems but
has never revealed a name.
Oberthur yesterday said it
had “reason to believe” a
recent tender for the supply
of 16,000 tonnes of paper for
the Reserve Bank of India
had been awarded to four
competitors of De La Rue.
It called on De La Rue to
“inform the market” if it was
an unsuccessful participant
in the tender or if it had
been invited to tender.
Oberthur president Jean-
Pierre Savare said “crucial
questions need answering”
but added that its 905p a
share bid proposal, which
took into account the loss
of the Indian contract, still
stood. De La Rue said
its relationship with the
c us t ome r c onc e r ne d
remained uncertain.
Dry well hits Desire De La Rue faces query
THE Takeover Panel yesterday
declared that food tycoon and
Harry Ramsden fish and chip
owner Ranjit Boparan must
make a bid for Northern Foods
or walk away by January 21.
Boparan said in December he
was considering making an
offer for the firm, threatening its
planned merger with Irish
sandwich-maker Greencore.
Northern Foods welcomed the
ruling and is recommending the
Greencore deal to shareholders.
The order means if Boparan
walks away he will be barred
from bidding for Northern
Foods for six months.
The shares fell 1¼p to 61½p.
Chips are down
for food tycoon
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BP FUELLED a stock market
surge yesterday as its shares
raced higher on takeover hopes
and a spike in the price of oil to
a 27-month high.
About £5billion was added to
BP’s value following sugges-
tions that Royal Dutch Shell
had considered a bid for its
rival after the Gulf of Mexico oil
spill and could renew its inter-
est if other suitors become
involved. US giant ExxonMobil
is seen as a potential buyer. BP
shares rose 27¼ to 493p, nearly
6 per cent.
Meanwhile, analysts said
crude pri ces coul d break
through $100 a barrel in the
next few weeks as an upturn in
American manufacturing sup-
ports continued strong demand
for commodities from emerg-
ing economies such as China.
Rising commodity prices and
positive economic data from
both sides of the Atlantic sent
the FTSE 100 Index 113.9
higher to 6013.9.
Sustained high oil prices
boost the cash flow of oil majors
such as BP and improve the
prospects of dividend payouts.
Sentiment towards the com-
pany was lifted by hopes that a
$20billion fund would be more
than sufficient to pay the Gulf
spill compensation claims.
US crude futures traded
around $92 a barrel, the high-
est since early October 2008.
Shrinking US stockpiles as
demand has risen during the
cold snap have driven prices
higher. China has contributed
by turning to generators run-
ning on diesel at the expense of
coal-fired power to reach its
emissions quotas.
Broker JP Morgan said an
“increasingly optimistic” con-
sensus vi ew on Ameri can
economi c prospects and
un usually cold weather made it
likely oil would hit $100 “sooner
rather than later”.
Westhouse Securities oil
analyst David Hart said: “I
think they will take a run at
$100. There is more demand in
the US than a lot of people
anticipated while growth has
been fairly strong in the devel-
oping world.”
He suggested OPEC coun-
tries may release spare capacity
if oil prices continue to soar
and threaten to derail global
economic recovery. He said it
would have taken a “brave
move” by the likes of Shell or
Exxon to bid for BP but the
recovery in BP’s share price
meant the best time to strike
had “probably passed”.
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Canada 1.49 dollar
China 9.57 renminbi
Denmark 8.36 krone
Egypt 8.10 pound
Eurozone 1.13 euro
Hong Kong 11.54 dollar
Japan 122.28 yen
Mexico 17.74 peso
New Zealand 1.94 dollar
Norway 8.63 krone
South Africa 9.83 rand
Sweden 10.01 krona
Switzerland 1.40 franc
Thailand 43.52 baht
Turkey 2.32 lira
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BAE’s combat management system picks up threats to a ship from its radar, above
City&Business
US economic recovery hopes and
prospects for higher dividend
payouts for investors kept cruise
operator Carnival on a positive
course yesterday.
Shares i n the £5. 6bi l l i on
company sailed ahead 114p to
3096p, its highest since early
2006, as Deutsche Bank joined
its City fan club, raising its rating
from hold to buy with a 3700p
price target.
The broker believes the US
economy, from which Carnival
generates half its revenues, will
likely be one of this year’s “major
sources of positive surprise”.
Deutsche’s Simon Champion
forecasts that after a period
investing in its fleet, reduced
spending on expansion will lead
to “strong cash generation,
resulting in significant returns of
capital to shareholders through
dividend increases and share
buybacks over the next few
years, and on an ongoing basis”.
Fellow leisure blue chips
British Airways, 13½p brighter
at 286p, and tour operator TUI
Travel, 9½p higher at 255¾p,
also proved market hotspots as
the FTSE 100 Index got off to a
flying New Year start, closing
113.93 points ahead at 6013.87.
Britain’s big banks were in
demand. Barclays was 11p in the
black at 272¾p, Royal Bank of
Scotland, buoyed by positive
comments from Exane BNP
Paribas, added 1½p to 40¾p,
while Lloyds Banking Group
rose 2¼p to 67¾p after buy
support from broker Killik.
Engineering and technol-
ogy outfit Smiths Group,
a potential break-up
candidate, strength-
ened 54p to 1299p, while
soaring equity prices
provided a fillip for life
insurers Aviva and Legal &
General, up 14p to 407p and 3½p
to 100¼p.
The appetite among investors
for riskier assets led to a switch
out of more defensive areas.
Catering giant Compass Group
lost 13p to 568p and Associated
British Foods was 17p leaner at
1164p, while International Power
reversed 6¾p to 431p. The falling
price of gold hit Randgold
Resources, down 100p to 5175p.
Online grocer Ocado topped
the mid-cap gainers list, up 18½p
to 196¾p. Some dealers reckoned
trading for Ocado, a rumoured
bid target for Wm Morrison, up
3¾p to 271¼p, may have bene-
fited from the recent cold snap.
But sceptics suggested Oca-
do’s price was being squeezed
higher as investors who had bet
on its shares falling closed their
negative or “short” positions.
Kenmare Resources climbed
2¼p to 35p amid speculation its
Moma ti tani um mi ne i n
Mozambique could attract
bi d i nt er est , whi l e
another mooted takeo-
ver target, IT services
firm Logica, advanced
5½p to 136½p.
Bank of England data
showing an increase in
mortgage approval s i n
November underpinned house-
builders Berkeley Group and
Barratt Developments, up 47½p
to 937½p and 4½p to 93p.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones
was up 20.43 points to 11,691.18
by close.
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two rigs to bolster its Greenland
drilling campaign, calming fears it
would struggle to do so.
The company said it would
provide further details on its plans
“in due course” in an area thought
to be rich in oil. Analysts said
drilling could start in the spring.
The shares rose 11½p to 431½p.
DIRECTORIES business Yell
Group saved £3million in
interest payments yesterday
after it paid off £150million of
bank debt ahead of schedule.
Finance director Tony Bates,
who joined from telecoms group
Colt, said it was an “effective
use of our surplus cash”. Yell
still has debt of £2.9billion.
NORTH Sea oil explorer EnCore
and its partners Premier Oil,
Wintershall, Nautical Petroleum
and Agora Oil & Gas hailed a
“high quality” discovery at its
Varadero well yesterday.
The oil was found to the west
of its Catcher field where it
made a large find last year.
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AMUR Minerals Corporation extended recent
gains, up 4½p to 21¼p as investors bet on
approval from a fourth agency for a mining
licence on its Kum-Manie nickel-copper
exploration licence in Russia. It announced last
month that the other three agencies responsible
for review and approval had given the go-ahead.
Nautical Petroleum flowed 34p north to 430p
following an oil discovery in the Varadero
prospect in UK Central North Sea, while
“buoyant” trading over the fourth-quarter
boosted software firm Delcam 62½p to 380p.
Talk of a contract win lifted JSJS Designs, up
0.03p to 1.13p, whose products enable people to
remotely operate lighting, heating and other
household systems.
H&T Group eased 15½p to 328p amid
competition fears for pawnbrokers after Tesco
launched a service to buy unwanted jewellery
from customers. However, Mexico-focused Arian
Silver struck it ¾p richer to 54¼p as broker XCAP
Securities placed 2 million shares held by Arian
chief executive Jim Williams with investors at 51p.
He still holds 4.8 million shares or 1.7 per cent.
Broker Brewin Dolphin was 5¼p richer at 164p
amid speculation it could sell its investment
banking arm which traders estimate could be
worth £10-15million.
Blacks upbeat on VAT hike
BAE Systems won a £47million order
yesterday to help the Royal Navy protect
its ships. The move comes as fellow
defence contractor Chemring said the
US Army placed a £25million order to
buy 64 mine detection systems for use
in Afghanistan.
BAE’s combat management system
processes the information from ships’
radars to detect and counter threats. It
can link that information to a ship’s
weapons. Head of maritime combat
systems, David Twitchin, said the work
was the result of “innovative thinking”.
Chemring’s system uses ground-
penetrating radar to find disburbed soil.
It is fixed to military vehicles and used
to ensure convoy routes are passable.
BAE shares rose 12¼p to 342¼p, while
Chemring’s closed up 127p to 3031p.
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Leisure said VAT fears had
been “overplayed” yesterday
as the coldest winter in dec-
ades helped boost its sales.
The owner of the Millets
chain, which added that it
remains in takeover talks,
believes the New Year rise in
VAT to 20 per cent will have
little impact on spending.
“Retail is set for a tough
year because people feel they
haven’t got any cash. But VAT
won’t be a big issue,” said chief
executive Neil Gillis.
“We didn’t see a boost when
it went down so it won’t have
an impact going up.
“The talk around it has been
overplayed.”
He was speaking as Blacks
reported a forecast-beating
10.2 per cent jump in same-
store sales in December as
shoppers wrapped up warm
to beat the cold snap.
Total sales rose 12.9 per cent
over the period.
“We were selling 20 pairs of
gloves a minute,” said Gillis.
“We never ran out because we
ordered more product before
the bad weather hit. We
prepared well.” The company’s
presence on the High Street
also helped. “It was the place
to be. Shoppers could walk to
our stores despite the bad
weather,” Gillis said.
Blacks, which has launched
a t ur nar ound s t r at egy
involving refurbished shops
and in-store talks by survival
experts, recorded sales of
£85.4million between August
28 and December 30, down
from £95.8million last time.
I t sai d mar gi ns wer e
“stronger” than last year and
its annual results would be in
line with expectations. Blacks
shares rose 1p to 42p.
Talks with mystery suitors
about a takeover of all, or part,
of the company are likely to be
completed by next month.
“It has been a bit of a
distraction on the manage-
ment of the business,” Gillis
said. Private equity group
Lion Capital is believed to be
in the frame. Analyst Numis
touted a “dividing-up” of
Blacks and Millets between
the interested parties.
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JJB Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4¾ 26¾ 3¾
John David Group . . . . . . . 884½# +9½ 933½ 512
Kesa Electricals . . . . . . . . . . 161¼ +2 174 99¼
Kingfisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 +3½ 269½ 198½
Lookers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61¼ -¾ 63½ 44¾
Mallett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67½ 73½ 61
Marks & Spencer . . . . . . . . 374½# +5½ 427½ 323½
Moss Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25¾ -¼ 27 20½
Mothercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608 -5 690 491¼
Next. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2015# +40 2344 1817
Pendragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20½ 33½ 16½
Signet Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . .2735 -27 2823 1635
Sports Direct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 +5¾ 175¾ 92¼
Ted Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .640 -1½ 676 445
Topps Tiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80¼# -2½ 91¼ 46¼
WH Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502 +15 523 398¼
Health Care Equipment & Services
Biocompatibles. . . . . . . . . . . . .390 -5½ 395½ 216
Bioquell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118½ -1½ 180 87
Consort Medical . . . . . . . . . . . .495 +7½ 505 340½
Nestor Health.. . . . . . . . . . . 109½# 111½ 42
Smith & Nephew . . . . . . . . . . .679 +2½ 696½ 537½
Synergy Healthcare.. . . . . . . 908½ +31 912 562½
Household Goods & Home Construction
Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435 +15 437¾ 342½
Aga Foodservice . . . . . . . . . . 97½ -3¾ 141 74
Barratt Development . . . . . . . . . 93 +4½ 142 70
Bellway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .684# +14 826 511
Berkeley Grp Hldgs . . . . . . . 937½ +47½ 937½ 742
Bovis Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427 +13 454 326½
Headlam Group . . . . . . . . . . .320# +6½ 345 225
Mcbride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186½ -1½ 247½ 114
Persimmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429¾ +13 507½ 336½
Reckitt Benckiser . . . . . . . . . .3617 +92 3655 3037
Redrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 +2½ 152 97½
Taylor Wimpey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 +½ 44 22¼
Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 236 200
Industrial Engineering
600 Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 27 15¼
Bodycote. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285 +4½ 301 163¼
C.H. Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71½ 97½ 57½
Castings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265½# -4½ 292½ 162
Charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 853½ +9 862½ 567
Energy Technique . . . . . . . . . . 5¼ +¼ 8¼ 4
Fenner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360¼ +2½ 366¾ 173¾
Goodwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1315 +40 1338 1088
Hill & Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 275½# -2 377 235
IMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 932½ -12½ 949¾ 530½
Melrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 +7 319½ 162
Molins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 77½ 43½
MS International . . . . . . . . . . . .170 -1 171 115
Northgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285 +3 287 152¼
Renold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41¾ +1¾ 45 20½
Rotork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1850 +22 1895 1214
Severfield-Rowen. . . . . . . . . . .313 +5 313¼ 178¾
Slingsby H.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . .695# 715 630
Spirax-Sarco. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1934 1987 1224
Tex Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56½ 56½ 43½
Trifast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51½ +¼ 52½ 21
Vitec Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 590 375
Weir Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1775 -5 1861 735½
Industrial Metals & Mining
Ferrexpo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417½ +1½ 430½ 197
First Quantum. . . . . . . . . . . . .7065 +165 7400 3200
Interntl Ferro Metals. . . . . . . . 29½ +½ 50½ 26
Talvivaara Mining. . . . . . . . . . .620 +24½ 638 342½
Industrial Transportation
Autologic Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . 23 36 22
BBA Aviation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 219½ -2 223 158
Braemar Shipping Serv . . . . 536½ +4½ 558 408
Clarkson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1145 +14 1145 755
Fisher (J) & Sons . . . . . . . . . . .496 -9 522 396¾
Forth Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1340 -5 1417 1025
Frontline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1750 2450 1600
Ocean Wilsons. . . . . . . . . . . .1410 +30 1410 862½
Stobart Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 144½ +1 162¼ 125½
UK Mail Group . . . . . . . . . . . 330½ +1½ 391 292
Wincanton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168# -6 257 160
BH Macro EUR. . . . . . . . . . 1353¼ +¾ 1472¾ 1348¼
BH Macro GBP. . . . . . . . . . . .1670 +20 1819 1630
BH Macro USD. . . . . . . . . . 1026¾ +6½ 1104¼ 1014½
Biotech Growth Trust . . . . . . . .171 +1¾ 176¼ 144
BlackRock Mining. . . . . . . . . . .810 -1 830 492
Blue Planet Euro . . . . . . . . . . 37½ +¼ 72½ 35
Blue Planet Gwth&In . . . . . . . . 4½ 12½ 4½
BlueCrest AllBlue . . . . . . . . 170¾ +¾ 174½ 156¼
Bluehone AiM VCT2 . . . . . . . . . 22 -¾ 26 20½
British Assets Tst . . . . . . . . . .138# +2¾ 138½ 104
British Empire Tst. . . . . . . . . .503# +17 503 396½
Brunner Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . .428 +10 428 344½
Caledonia Inv.. . . . . . . . . . . .1921# +21 1934 1512
Cayenne Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129½ +1¼ 130¼ 110
City Natural Res.Yld. . . . . . . 353¾ +9½ 357½ 169
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . . . .296 +4 298¼ 231
Crown Place VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 30 30½ 27½
Dexion Abs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 +½ 148 131¼
Downing Distr. VCT 2 . . . . . . . . 84 85 18½
Downing Planned Exit VCT 1 . . 73 -1 77 60
Dunedin Ent.IT. . . . . . . . . . . 304½ +4½ 316¾ 257
Dunedin Income. . . . . . . . . . 223½ +3½ 224½ 171
Dunedin Small. . . . . . . . . . . . 137½ 139½ 97¼
Eastern Euro Tst . . . . . . . . . . .328 +3¼ 330 237
Eclectic Inv Company . . . . . . 98½ 100½ 75
Ecofin Water&Power . . . . . . 134½ -½ 158½ 123
Edin Wwide Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . .304 +2½ 308 216½
Edin.Drgn.Tst.. . . . . . . . . . . . 261½ +6 263 178
Edin.Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464¾ +10¾ 466¾ 364
Edin.UK Tracker. . . . . . . . . . 267¾ +1¼ 270¾ 211¾
Edin.US Tracker. . . . . . . . . . 647½ +1½ 652½ 528
Elderstreet VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 57½ 62½ 47
Electra Private Eq. . . . . . . . . .1673 1719 1177
Electric & Gen Inv Tst . . . . . 455½ +5½ 455½ 322
F&C Cap&Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 227½ +1¼ 230 181
F&C Smaller Cos . . . . . . . . 539½# +2 543 384¾
F&C UK Select Tst. . . . . . . . 81½†
Fidelity Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . 210¾ +3½ 210¾ 154
Fidelity China Spcl Sit . . . . . 119¾ +1 128¾ 92¼
Fidelity European . . . . . . . . . .1122 +9 1163 916
Fidelity Japanese . . . . . . . . . . 57¾ +½ 58 47¼
Fidelity Special . . . . . . . . . . . . .579 +4 592½ 503
Finsbury Gwth&In. . . . . . . . . 321½ +4 322¾ 233
For.&Col.Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . 310¼ +½ 313¼ 251½
Foresight 3 VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 90 84¼
Foresight Tech.VCT. . . . . . . . 41¾ 42¼ 35
Gartmore Euro.. . . . . . . . . . . 633½ +4½ 656 514
Gartmore Fledgling . . . . . . . 466½ +2 468 343½
Gartmore Global. . . . . . . . . . 361½ +4¼ 365½ 295¾
Gartmore Gwth.Op. . . . . . . 471½†
Gartmore Irish. . . . . . . . . . . . . .728 +8 728 579
Graphite Ent . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295½ -½ 358 255
Gresham House. . . . . . . . . . 332½ 385 290
Hansa Tst ‘A’ . . . . . . . . . . . . 992½ +10 987½ 701
Hansa Tst Plc. . . . . . . . . . . . .1030 +15 1045 701½
Henderson Euro.Tst. . . . . . . . .544 +5 549 435
Henderson Far Est. . . . . . . . 345¼ +3 345¾ 282
Henderson High Inc. . . . . . 127¾# +3 130 105¼
Henderson Opp Tst . . . . . . . 450¼ +6¼ 453 334
Henderson Priv. Equ.Inv Trust221½ 226½ 129
Henderson Tr Pac.. . . . . . . . 203¾ +2½ 203¾ 150¼
Herald Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .488 +5 491 328
HGCapital Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .996 -10 1025 775
HSBC Infrastructure. . . . . . . 117¼ 121¼ 112
Impax Env.Mkt . . . . . . . . . . . 129½ 131 106½
Int.Biotech.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 146¾ +½ 147¼ 126¼
Invesco Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . . 165½ +3¼ 165½ 120½
Invesco Inc Gth Tst . . . . . . . . .193 +2 194¼ 163
Invesco Perp UK . . . . . . . . . . .189 +1½ 189 147½
Investment Co ‘A’ . . . . . . . . . 106½ 110½ 106½
JPM American . . . . . . . . . . . . .847 +10 853½ 673
JPM Asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250¾ +6¾ 252 171¼
JPM Chinese . . . . . . . . . . . . 175¼ +3¾ 180¾ 121¾
JPM Claverhouse. . . . . . . . . . .482 +12 482 372
JPM Elect Man Gwth. . . . . . . .426 431 334
JPM Emerg Mkt . . . . . . . . . . 635½ +17 636 450½
JPM Euro Sml Co . . . . . . . . . .885 +11 890 606
JPM Global Emerging . . . . . . .122 +1 123 104
JPM Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 +3 502 345
JPM Jap Sml Co . . . . . . . . . . .146 +1 163 127
JPM Japanese . . . . . . . . . . . 184½ -2¾ 188 148
JPM Mid Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . 447½ +1 454½ 344
JPM Overseas IT. . . . . . . . . . .889 +18 905 675
JPM Smaller Co. . . . . . . . . . 500½ 504 343
JPM US Sml Co. . . . . . . . . . 943½ +4½ 949½ 662½
Jupiter Euro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 +3½ 273 181½
Jupiter Primdna . . . . . . . . . . .1150 +5 1156¾ 855
JZ Capital Partners . . . . . . . 376½ +2 380 251
Keystone Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . .1185 +22 1213 978
Law Debenture. . . . . . . . . . . 361½ +5 363½ 267
London & St Law.. . . . . . . . . 264½ 267 237
Lowland Invest Co . . . . . . . . . .840 +17 849 591½
M&G Equity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 +½ 92¼ 73¾
M&G High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80½ 80½ 64½
Majedie Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203½ +2 217½ 167½
Manchester&Lon. . . . . . . . . . . .425 +13 425 300
Martin Currie Pac. . . . . . . . . . .288 +2 290¼ 224
Martin Currie Prtflo Tst. . . . . . .129 +2 129½ 106¾
Matrix Inc & Gwth 4 . . . . . . . 103½ 103½ 91
Maven Income And Growth VCT 47½ 50 44
Mercantile Inv Tst. . . . . . . . . .1086 +1 1099¼ 828
Merchants Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .421 +9 421½ 315½
Merrill Lynch Nw.Egy. . . . . . . . . 40 +¾ 49½ 36¾
Mid Wynd Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1310 1323 828½
Midas Inc&Gwth Tst. . . . . . . 117¼ 120¼ 105¾
Aerospace & Defence
Avon Rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . 197½ -3 217½ 79
BAE Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 342¼ +12¼ 388¾ 294¾
Chemring Group. . . . . . . . . . .3031 +127 3663 2598
Cobham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209¼ +5¾ 276 192¼
Hampson Industries. . . . . . . . 30½ -¾ 74½ 18¼
Meggitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373 +3 380¼ 251½
QinetiQ Group . . . . . . . . . . . 132¼ +2¼ 167 96¾
Rolls-Royce Group. . . . . . . 648½c +25½ 654½ 473½
Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151½ +¾ 154½ 74½
Ultra Electronics . . . . . . . . . . .1710 +14 1895 1265
Umeco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447 +1¾ 456½ 282¼
Alternative Energy
Hansen Trans. . . . . . . . . . . . . 59¾ +1¼ 110 40
Porvair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 +5½ 114 56¾
Automobiles & Parts
GKN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219½ -2½ 226 102
Torotrak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21¾ 28¾ 18½
Banks
Allied Irish Banks . . . . . . . . . . 26¼ +½ 152¼ 23
Bank Of Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . 29¾ -4½ 104 22¼
Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272¾ +11 383¼ 255¼
Bco Santander . . . . . . . . . . . 681½ -4 1076 610
HSBC Holdings . . . . . . . . . . .668# +17 740½ 596¼
Lloyds Banking Grp . . . . . . . . 67¾ +2¼ 77½ 46½
Nat Aust Bk AUD. . . . . . . . . . 23.8 +0.1 29.0 22.2
Royal Bank Of Scot . . . . . . . . 40¾ +1½ 58 31¼
Standard Chartered . . . . . . . .1750 +24½ 1950 1351¾
Beverages
Barr (AG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1075 -17 1304 791½
Britvic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471# -2¼ 518 398
Diageo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1197 +12 1215 1000
SABMiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2254 -2½ 2306 1650
Chemicals
AZ Electronic Materials . . . . 299¼ -10¾ 310 249
Carclo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 -2½ 245 132½
Croda International. . . . . . . . .1566 -50 1633 751
Elementis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141¾ -1¼ 144 50½
Johnson Matthey . . . . . . . . .2051# +13 2100 1446
Treatt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364 -2½ 379 272½
Victrex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1484 +1 1522 806
Yule Catto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199¾* -1¼ 210 103¾
Construction & Materials
Alumasc Group. . . . . . . . . . . 129½ +4 129½ 90½
Balfour Beatty. . . . . . . . . . . . 318¼ +5½ 320 229¾
Boot (Henry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 +3½ 101 83
Clarke T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123½ +7½ 175 102
Costain Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 +5 265 185½
Galliford Try . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309½ +11 380 276½
Gleeson (MJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 134¾ +4¼ 150 100
Keller Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 642½ +12½ 784½ 515
Kier Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1375 +3 1383 886½
Kingspan Grp . . . . . . . . . . . . 644¼ +19¼ 648½ 426¾
Low & Bonar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51¾ +½ 51¾ 28¾
Marshalls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101½ -3¼ 115¾ 78¾
Morgan Sindall . . . . . . . . . . . 703½ -1½ 725 491
Pochins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 90 60
ROK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18½†
Smart (J) & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .430 462½ 395
Titon Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . 58½ 58½ 39
Electricity
Drax Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381 +12¾ 444 326¼
International Power . . . . . . . . .431 -6¾ 448½ 284½
Scot.& Sth. Energy. . . . . . . . .1239 +14 1260 1010
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Dialight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520 +6 525 220
Domino Printing . . . . . . . . . . . .623 -27 664½ 323
E2V Technologies . . . . . . . . . 94¾ +3¾ 98½ 36¼
Halma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360½ +1½ 366½ 223
Laird Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 +¾ 177¾ 98¾
Morgan Crucible. . . . . . . . . 255½# +11¾ 256¼ 159¾
Oxford Instruments. . . . . . . . . .715 +12½ 715 211½
Renishaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1286 +56 1306 548
Spectris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1335 +24 1346 735
TT Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 +1 174¼ 74¼
Volex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366½ -9½ 377 92
Xaar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 +½ 252½ 78
XP Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1048# +6 1100 418½
Equity Investment Instruments
Aberdeen All Asia. . . . . . . . . 316¼ +1¾ 319 240
Aberdeen Asian Sml . . . . . . 661½ +19½ 669½ 369¾
Aberdeen Dev Cap. . . . . . . . . . 2¼ 5 1¾
Aberforth Smll.Co. . . . . . . . . 650½ +18 652 495
Acencia Debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81¼ +¼ 86¼ 70¾
Acorn Income. . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 +3 170¾ 108
Advance Devlpg Fund . . . . . . .514 +12 514 373
Albany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 272 236
Albion Prime VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . 62 62 53
Albion Tech.& Gen. VCT. . . . . . 78 78 68
Albion VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 70 64
Alliance Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . .375# +2½ 379 293½
Anglo & Overseas . . . . . . . . . .101 -½ 104¼ 86¼
Artemis Alpha. . . . . . . . . . . . .311# +7 312 31¾
Asset Man Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . . 68¾ +¼ 69 58
Aurora Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .253 +1 256 158
Baillie Gifford Japan. . . . . . . 199¼ +1 200¾ 153¾
Baillie Gifford Shin Nip. . . . . 161¾ +1¾ 163 114¾
Bankers Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . 418½ +5½ 426½ 337
Baronsmead VCT . . . . . . . . 68¼# 71 63¾
Baronsmead VCT.2 . . . . . . . . .86# +¼ 87½ 77½
BH Global EUR . . . . . . . . . . 929¼ -¾ 986½ 887½
BH Global GBP . . . . . . . . . . .1101 +19 1178 1062
BH Global USD . . . . . . . . . . 686½ +3¼ 745 677½
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Mithras Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 +½ 113 70
Monks Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .357 +½ 363 271
Montanaro Euro Tst . . . . . . . .458# +5 458 337½
Montanaro Uk. . . . . . . . . . . . 363¼ +5½ 365 222¼
Murray Inc.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . . 639½ +7½ 647 502
Murray Int.’B’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850 +15 850 717½
Murray Int.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . . .966 +25 966 736½
New India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 +7¼ 276 190
New Star Inv.Tst. . . . . . . . . . . 81¾ +½ 83½ 62
North Atl.Smlr.Tst . . . . . . . . . .1098 +12 1101¼ 768
Northern 2 VCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 -1 67½ 61
Northern AIM VCT . . . . . . . . . . . 25 29½ 24½
Northern Investors . . . . . . . . .187# 199 148
Northern Venture . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 79 65¾
Ortus VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14½ 16½ 11¾
Oxford Tech 2 VCT . . . . . . . . . . 26 29 25
Oxford Tech VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . 25 26 18½
Pacific Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . 136¾ +4 136¾ 102¼
Pacific Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . 173¾ +½ 175 134¾
Pantheon Int. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630 +5 635 417
Perpetual In.&Gwth . . . . . . . 257¼ +4¾ 260 203
Polar Cap.Tech . . . . . . . . . . . .375 -½ 384 233½
Private Equity . . . . . . . . . . . . 168½ +1½ 171½ 112½
ProVen VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46½ 50 38
RCM Technology Trust . . . . 327¼ -¼ 329½ 247
Renaissance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 +1 282 238
RIT Capital Partners. . . . . . . .1198 -1 1250 971½
Ruffer Investment. . . . . . . . . 209½ +2½ 210 173¼
Schroder Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . 230¼ +5¾ 230¼ 168½
Schroder Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 200¾# +2½ 202½ 165¼
Schroder Japan . . . . . . . . . . . 90¾ +¼ 93¼ 74¼
Schroder UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . 132¾ +2 134 101¾
Schroder UK M&S . . . . . . . . . .248 +2 249¾ 179
Scottish American . . . . . . . . 250¾ +5¼ 254½ 178¾
Scottish Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . . . . 516½ +6½ 517 401
Scottish Mortgage . . . . . . . . 712½ +4½ 718¼ 475
Scottish Orntl.Smll . . . . . . . 626½# +10 628 384
Shires Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195¼ +2¾ 195¾ 162
Shires Smlr.Co. . . . . . . . . . . 136½ +2 138½ 94
Small Comp Div.Tst . . . . . . . 96¾# +1¼ 98 69¾
SPARK VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 13½ 7
Standard Life Equity. . . . . . 311½c +3 311½ 245¾
Standard Life UK Sml . . . . . 211½ -½ 213¼ 121
Strathdon Inv. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2¼ 2¼ 2¼
SVG Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213 +2¼ 224¼ 125¼
SVM Global . . . . . . . . . . . . 288½# +3 289¾ 244¾
SVM UK Active. . . . . . . . . . . 184½ +2¾ 181¾ 131
SVM UK Emerging. . . . . . . . . . . 60 65 48
Talisman VCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28½ 30 16
Temple Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .903 +18 910½ 717
Templeton Emrg. . . . . . . . . . . .685 +11½ 688 471½
The European Inv.Tst . . . . . . .565 +6 580½ 465½
Throgmorton Tst. . . . . . . . . . . .190 +4 190 118½
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3i Group ............................... 337½# +9 339 250
A.B. Foods ............................. 1164# -17 1197 820
Admiral Group ........................... 1548 +33 1693 1114
African Barrick Gold ................ 613½ +2½ 670 503
Aggreko .................................... 1486 +4 1685 882
Alliance Trust ............................375# +2½ 379 293½
Amec ..................................... 1175# +25 1182 733½
Anglo American ......................... 3407 +71½ 3468½ 2254
Antofagasta............................... 1622 +10 1675 761
ARM Holdings.............................. 438 +14½ 445½ 183½
AstraZeneca .............................. 2990 +68 3385 2732
Autonomy .................................. 1553 +48 1975 1271
Aviva ........................................... 407 +14 423½ 294¼
BAE Systems ............................ 342¼ +12¼ 388¾ 294¾
Barclays ................................... 272¾ +11 383¼ 255¼
BG Group ............................... 1330½ +34½ 1348½ 984
BHP Billiton ........................... 2553½ +2½ 2624½ 1684½
BP .............................................. 493 +27¼ 655½ 303
British Airways ............................ 286 +13½ 286½ 184¼
British Amer.Tob ....................... 2488 +24½ 2521 1959
British Land ................................ 531 +6½ 538 418¼
BSkyB ...................................... 744½ +8½ 747½ 524½
BT Group ..................................185# +4¼ 187¾ 110
Bunzl .................................... 731½# +12½ 777 616½
Burberry Group ...................... 1142# +18 1170 581
Cairn Energy ............................ 431½ +11½ 493¼ 318¼
Capita Group ............................... 712 +15½ 826 635½
Capital Shop Centre ................. 424¾ +7¼ 425 301
Carnival..................................... 3096 +114 3108 2037
Centrica ...................................... 332 +½ 346 264
Compass Group ........................... 568 -13 594 425
Diageo ...................................... 1197 +12 1215 1000
Essar Energy ............................... 572 -8 590½ 383
Eurasian Nat Res ....................... 1081 +33 1266 818
Experian Group..........................800# +2 819 572
Fresnillo .................................... 1682 +14 1768 669½
G4S ......................................... 254½ 283½ 237¾
GKN ......................................... 219½ -2½ 226 102
GlaxoSmithKline .................. 1269½# +29½ 1339½ 1095
Hammerson ................................. 429 +11¾ 435 336¼
HSBC Holdings ..........................668# +17 740½ 596¼
ICAP ........................................... 543 +8 546 294
IMI ........................................... 932½ -12½ 949¾ 530½
Imperial Tobacco ....................... 1985 +17 2154 1753
Inmarsat ..................................... 674 +½ 821 606½
InterContinental Htl ................... 1264 +21 1281 887
International Power ..................... 431 -6¾ 448½ 284½
Intertek Group .......................... 1799 +24 2000 1150
Invensys ...................................... 361 +7 373 230¼
Investec ...................................... 531 +4 562 417¾
Johnson Matthey .................... 2051# +13 2100 1446
J?8I<J8K
TR Euro.Growth. . . . . . . . . . . .420 +10¾ 426 323½
TR Prop. IT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170# +2½ 171¼ 132¼
TR Prop. IT Sigma. . . . . . . . 78¾# +¾ 80¾ 59¼
Troy Inc & Growth Trust . . . . 51¼ +¾ 51¾ 43¼
UK Select Tst . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 137 117½
Value & Income . . . . . . . . . 190¼# +3¼ 192½ 145
Welsh Ind.It. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 275 270
Witan Inv Trust . . . . . . . . . . . 519½ +3 524 410
Witan Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . . 219½ +2¾ 220 162½
Wwide Healthcare . . . . . . . . . .702 704 615
Zero Pref. Uts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 73½ 73½ 73½
Financial Services
3i Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337½# +9 339 250
3i Infrastructure. . . . . . . . . . 123½# +3½ 125¼ 101
Aberdeen Asset.Man. . . . . . .205# +2¼ 207 112¾
Ashmore Group . . . . . . . . . . . .345 +10 383¾ 218
Berkeley Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 9 2
Brewin Dolphin. . . . . . . . . . . . .164 +5¼ 164½ 114
Capital Man.&Inv.. . . . . . . . . . 67½ 293½ 57½
Charles Stanley . . . . . . . . . . 289½ -½ 294½ 191
Charles Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 -½ 240 156½
City Of London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 93½ 61½
Close Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . 866½ +15 870 664
Evolution Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 +½ 142 67½
F&C Asset Man.. . . . . . . . . . . 85¾ +1¾ 86¼ 47½
Gartmore Group . . . . . . . . . . 88½ -3½ 225½ 88½
Guinness Peat Group . . . . . . . . 37 +2½ 37¾ 29½
Hargreaves Lansdown. . . . . 597½ +11½ 600½ 276½
Helphire Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 12¾ 60¼ 12½
Henderson Group. . . . . . . . . . .136 +½ 151¾ 112¾
ICAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543 +8 546 294
IFG Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105½ 133 85
IG Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524 +14 553 362½
Intermediate Cap.Grp . . . . 342½# +9¾ 351 240½
International Pers Fin. . . . . . 386½ +2½ 391 183¼
International Public. . . . . . . . . .118 +1½ 118¼ 109¼
Investec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531 +4 562 417¾
IP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30¾ +¼ 59 28
Jupiter Fund Man. . . . . . . . . 305½ +5 310 180¼
Liontrust Asset Man. . . . . . . . 86¼ +¾ 117½ 70
London Stock Ex.. . . . . . . . . .852# +14 857 544
Lonfin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20½ 20½ 16½
Man Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305¾ +9¾ 327½ 202
Paragon Group. . . . . . . . . . . . .185 +5 185¾ 114½
Provident Financial. . . . . . . . 862½ -11½ 974 728½
Quayle Munro. . . . . . . . . . . . 787½ +37½ 950 675
Rathbone Brothers. . . . . . . . .1091 -3 1094 762½
RSM Tenon Group. . . . . . . . 57¾# -¼ 62¼ 38
S & U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601 602½ 447½
Schroders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1893 +38 1911 1116
Schroders NV. . . . . . . . . . . . .1486 +28 1502 929½
Tullett Prebon. . . . . . . . . . . . . .396 +13¼ 417¼ 262
Walker Crips Group . . . . . . . . . . 50 51 45
Worldsec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 6
Fixed Line Telecommunications
BT Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185# +4¼ 187¾ 110
C&WComms . . . . . . . . . . . . 49¼# +¾ 63¾ 44¼
C&WWorlwide . . . . . . . . . . 68¾# +3 100 60½
Carphone Warehouse . . . . . . .410 +14¾ 420¾ 138
Colt Telecom . . . . . . . . . . . . 137¾ 142½ 109
KCOM Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59# +½ 60 41
TalkTalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161½ +1½ 168¼ 108½
Telecom Plus . . . . . . . . . . . 458¾# +3¾ 458¾ 280
Food & Drug Retailers
Booker Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60¼ 61¼ 38¾
Greggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474¼ +9¼ 501½ 401
Morrison (Wm) . . . . . . . . . . . 271¼ +3¾ 306¼ 257½
Ocado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196¾ +18½ 196¾ 123½
Sainsbury (J) . . . . . . . . . . . . .384# +7½ 395 313
Tesco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 +8 454½ 377½
Thorntons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96½ -1½ 125 74
United Drug . . . . . . . . . . . . 182¾# +2½ 244 167¾
Food Producers
A.B. Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1164# -17 1197 820
Anglo-Eastern. . . . . . . . . . . . . .750 +22½ 780 381
Carr’s Milling. . . . . . . . . . . . . .634# +2½ 652½ 425
Cranswick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .864# +4 907½ 726
Dairy Crest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416 -7½ 425 329
Devro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 +4 275 133½
Glanbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 +½ 311½ 204¾
Greencore Group. . . . . . . . 115¼# +6½ 125 88¼
Kerry Grp ‘A’ Shs . . . . . . . . 2157¼ +30¾ 2309 1749¼
Northern Foods . . . . . . . . . . . 61½ -1¼ 72 41¾
Premier Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 +¾ 37½ 16
REA Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . 782½ +1½ 787½ 394
Robert Wiseman . . . . . . . . 345¾# +3 527 313¼
Tate & Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532½# +14½ 544½ 388¾
Unilever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1972 +9 1997 1688
Uniq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7¾ -½ 34¼ 6½
Forestry & Paper
Mondi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527½ +14 557½ 338¼
Gas, Water & Multiutilities
Centrica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 +½ 346 264
Dee Valley Group. . . . . . . . .1063# 1093 812½
National Grid. . . . . . . . . . . . . .568# +15 613¼ 484¼
Northumbrian Water. . . . . . 332½# +1½ 361½ 252¾
Pennon Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .635 -5 647½ 483
Severn Trent. . . . . . . . . . . . .1486# +8 1520 1072
United Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . 597½# +5½ 628½ 488¼
General Industrials
British Polythene . . . . . . . . . . .242 +1 308 190
Cookson Group . . . . . . . . . . 687½ +29 688½ 367½
Coral Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6¾ 6¾ 5
DS Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 +3¾ 210 104
Rexam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338¾ +6 346¾ 276½
RPC Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316½ +1½ 320 224
Smiths Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .1299 +54 1299 995½
General Retailers
Alexon Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12½ 36¾ 11¾
Ashley (Laura) . . . . . . . . . . . . 18½ -¼ 20 11½
Beale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 41½ 24½
Blacks Leisure . . . . . . . . . . . . 42¼ +2¼ 66½ 29
Brown (N.) Group. . . . . . . . . .300# +1¾ 302 206½
Caffyns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500# 500 425
Carpetright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 796½ -2½ 985 636
Clinton Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27½ 50 26¼
Debenhams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 +2¼ 80 53
Dignity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .709 -11 726½ 598
Dixons Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 +1 38 22¾
Dunelm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525 +14½ 550 325¼
Findel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 -½ 36¾ 5½
Flying Brands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 +1 76 50½
French Connection. . . . . . . . . . . 85 -¼ 89 31½
Game Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 +1 108 58½
H.R. Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97½ +¾ 100½ 62
Halfords Group. . . . . . . . . . 454½# -2½ 550 372¾
HMV Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32½ +½ 96½ 27
Home Retail Group . . . . . . . .196# +7½ 295½ 188½
Inchcape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 +13¼ 376½ 237
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Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 67
+ Next + Prudential + Rolls-Royce + Sainsburys + Tesco + Unilever + Vodafone + Whitbread + WPP +
Highland Gold Mining. . . . . . 195¼ +7 203½ 85
Hutch. China Meditech . . . . 503½ +3½ 567½ 185
Hydro International . . . . . . . . 100½ +1½ 111½ 85
IEnergizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 +177 177 137½
Immunodiagnostic Sys. . . . . . .950 +27 975 575
Impellam Group . . . . . . . . . . 180½ 207½ 62½
Ind.Media Dist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 77 51
Indigovision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510 622½ 317½
Intercede Group . . . . . . . . . . . 73½ 78½ 28
Interior Services . . . . . . . . . . 188½ +½ 201½ 140
Intl Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 -½ 79½ 50½
Invista Real Estate. . . . . . . . . 33½ 66½ 31¾
IQE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43½ -1½ 47¼ 15¾
IS Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 -½ 41 18½
James Halstead . . . . . . . . . . 736½ -6 780 561
Johnson Service. . . . . . . . . . . 30½ -½ 32¼ 15¾
Kalahari Minerals . . . . . . . . . 265½ +15½ 279¾ 142
KBC Adv.Tech.. . . . . . . . . . . . 70½ +11 72 39
Latham (James) . . . . . . . . . . . .197 200 160
Lincat Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 632½ +15 657½ 440
Lok’N Store Group. . . . . . . . 133½ -4 142½ 80
London Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . .329 +14¼ 335¼ 194
Lonrho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18¼ +¼ 18¾ 9½
Lupus Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . 115½ +2¾ 116¾ 54½
M. P. Evans Group . . . . . . . . .499 +3 500½ 310¾
Majestic Wine. . . . . . . . . . . . .388# +2¾ 400 213½
Manganese Bronze . . . . . . . . . . 57 112½ 30¾
May Gurney Integrated . . . 250½# -½ 277¾ 177
MBL Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 +7 186 87½
MDY Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 37 17½
Metalrax Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 10¼ +¾ 11¼ 4
Mid-States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2½ 6½ 2½
Modern Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 84½ 61
Monitise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19½ -½ 24¼ 14¼
Mulberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .950 +47½ 955 158½
Nanoco Group . . . . . . . . . . . 101½ -1½ 115¾ 74½
Nation.Acc.Repr.Ser. . . . . . . . 99½ 108½ 78
Nautical Petroleum. . . . . . . . . .430 +34 447¾ 45
NEOVIA Financial . . . . . . . . . 52¼ -5¼ 66 47½
Netbenefit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421# +1 445 272½
Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450 -1½ 474¾ 290½
Numis Corporation. . . . . . . . .130# +1 166 109
Oakley Capital Invests. . . . . 145½ 147½ 95
Opsec Security. . . . . . . . . . . . 22¼ 32 13¾
Ovoca Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 -½ 38½ 14¾
Oxus Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5¾ +½ 10½ 4½
Panmure Gordon.&.Co . . . . . . . 31 -½ 44½ 28
Park Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 +1½ 35 18½
Patagonia Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . 57¼ -1½ 63 12½
Penna Consultng . . . . . . . . . 126½ 242½ 105
Personal Group . . . . . . . . . . 287½ 311 239
Petra Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . 135¼ -¾ 138 51
Portmeirion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512½ -17½ 550 305
Proteome Sciences . . . . . . . . 34¼ -¾ 37 20
Pursuit Dynamics . . . . . . . . . . .500 +8 700 135¾
Quadnetics Group . . . . . . . . . .176 179½ 143½
RAB Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12¼ -¾ 21 11½
Red Rock Resources. . . . . . . . . 15 16½ 1½
Regal Petroleum. . . . . . . . . . . 24¾ -1 91¾ 11½
Renew Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . 48½ -1 51½ 30
Robotic Technology . . . . . . . . . 3½ 8 3
Rockhopper Exploratn . . . . . .370 +2½ 510 37
Rugby Estates . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 347 254
RWS Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 +2½ 372¾ 239
Sandvine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181½ +½ 182¼ 77
Scapa Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 +½ 39½ 11½
Scisys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37½ 53 37½
Scotty Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9¾ 34½ 8¼
Secure Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413 445 372½
Silence Therapeutics . . . . . . . . 7¾ +¼ 18¾ 5
Sinclair (William). . . . . . . . . . . .143 146 82
Songbird Estates . . . . . . . . . . .142 +¾ 180¼ 133¾
SPARK Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 8¼ 6
Sterling Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 -3¼ 175 51¼
SWP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12# 13 9¼
Symphony Environ. . . . . . . . . 15½ +1 15¾ 8¾
TG21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9½ +¼ 9¾ 5½
Thorpe (F.W.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730 +5 730 575
Timeweave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24¼ -¼ 30 23
Transense Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . 5¼ -¼ 9¾ 3½
UBC Media Group . . . . . . . . . . 3¾ -¼ 5¼ 3½
Unitech Corp Parks . . . . . . . . 30¼ -½ 35¾ 23
Valiant Petroleum . . . . . . . . 504½ -8½ 761½ 500½
Vatukoula Gold Mines . . . . . 214½ +13½ 227 67
Victoria Oil & Gas. . . . . . . . . . . 5½ 6¾ 2½
Volga Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81½ +¾ 299¾ 77¼
Walker Greenbnk. . . . . . . . . . . . 51 +3¾ 52½ 20¾
Workplace Systems. . . . . . . . 15¼ +¼ 15½ 7
Wstrn Canadian Coal. . . . . . . .803 +1 805½ 188½
WYG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17½ 65½ 16¼
Xcite Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363 -20½ 396¼ 36½
Young & Co Brewery A . . . . 652½ +5 658 485
Zytronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 +2½ 241 155½
Compass Group. . . . . . . . . . . .568 -13 594 425
Domino’s Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . .556 +4½ 570 305¼
EasyJet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457½ +17½ 496½ 348½
Enterprise Inns . . . . . . . . . . . 120¾ +2¾ 139¼ 84½
Essenden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24½ 32½ 16¾
FirstGroup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412½ +14¼ 424 336
Fuller Smith & Turner. . . . . . .601# 630 500½
Go-Ahead Group . . . . . . . . . .1325 +4 1490 1042
Greene King . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480# +½ 491½ 376¼
Heavitree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 375 350
Holidaybreak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 +7¼ 366 231¾
InterContinental Htl. . . . . . . . .1264 +21 1281 887
Irish Continental Uts. . . . . . 1347½ +27¼ 1467¾ 1188¾
Ladbrokes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124½ +1¾ 162¾ 122¾
Luminar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15¼ -½ 54¾ 8¾
Marston’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111¾# -2¾ 117 82¾
Millennium & Cop. . . . . . . . . . .585 -5½ 604½ 368½
Mitchells & Butlers . . . . . . . . . .358 +8 360 247½
National Express . . . . . . . . . 250¼ -¾ 259½ 194
Paddy Power . . . . . . . . . . . 2624¾ +5 2633 1943
PartyGaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 +6½ 334½ 205¼
Punch Taverns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 +2 101 58
Rank Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 +4½ 138½ 80¼
Restaurant Gp . . . . . . . . . . . 278¼ +3¼ 297¾ 188¼
Ryanair Holdings . . . . . . . . . . .331 +11 358¼ 257½
Sportech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38¼ 60¼ 35¾
Sportingbet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60½# -1¼ 79¾ 53½
Stagecoach Group. . . . . . . . 215½ +3½ 224 160¾
Thomas Cook Group . . . . . . 195¼ +5½ 272 171¾
Tottenham Hotspur . . . . . . . . . . 66 77 63½
TUI Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255¾ +9½ 308½ 190
Wetherspoon (JD) . . . . . . . . . .448 -2 548½ 386½
Whitbread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1826# +36 1835 1266
William Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 +¼ 216½ 155½
AIM
Abcam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314 -6 393 190
AFC Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57½ +2½ 74¾ 10½
Airea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10¼ 16½ 9½
Airsprung Group. . . . . . . . . . . 22½ +½ 28½ 18
Albemarle & Bond . . . . . . . . .325# +9½ 334 218
Alkane Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 20 15
Amerisur Resources . . . . . . . 18¾ +¼ 19¾ 11½
Amino Technologies . . . . . . . 48¼ 50 26
Andrews Sykes. . . . . . . . . . . . .160 -2½ 162½ 93
Aortech International . . . . . . . .210 215 135½
API Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15½ 18 6¼
Archipelago Res. . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 +1 62½ 30
Armour Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7¼ 15¾ 6½
ASOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1610 +18 1649 415
ATH Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 +5 90½ 53
Augean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26¾ +¼ 39¾ 23¼
Aukett Fitzroy Group . . . . . . . . . . 3 4¾ 2½
Aurelian Oil & Gas . . . . . . . . . . . 68 -1 73½ 32¼
Avanti Comm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .660 -18 735 375
Avingtrans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44½ 45½ 32½
Avocet Mining. . . . . . . . . . . . 235¼ -1½ 244½ 84½
Blinkx. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82¾ -½ 97½ 12¼
Borders & Southern . . . . . . . . . . 63 93 45¾
BowLeven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395½ +16½ 406½ 94
Caledon Resources . . . . . . . . 97¾ -1¼ 107 23¼
Cape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 -4½ 428¾ 190½
CareTech Holding . . . . . . . . . .306 -3 444 295
Ceramic Fuel Cells. . . . . . . . . 10¾ 13½ 8¼
Chamberlin & Hill . . . . . . . . . . .115 122 47½
Character Group. . . . . . . . . . 173½ +2½ 179 72
Chariot Oil & Gas. . . . . . . . . . .197 +9 207½ 26¾
Christie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 55½ 62½ 37½
Churchill China. . . . . . . . . . . 302½ -2½ 315 262½
Coal Of Africa. . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 +3¼ 155½ 65
Colefax Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 222½ 111
Conygar Invest . . . . . . . . . . 111¼# +¼ 126½ 101¼
Cove Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 101¾ +5¼ 110 22
Cropper (James) . . . . . . . . 170½# -½ 178½ 124½
CSS Stellar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 +½
Daisy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 +2 106¾ 84½
Dart Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95½ +½ 99 40¾
Dawson International . . . . . . . . 1¾ +¼ 2¾ 1½
Densitron Technologies. . . . . . . 15 -¼ 15½ 4
Desire Petroleum. . . . . . . . . . 35¼ -12½ 168½ 30
Discovery Metals . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 95¾ 29¾
Eco Animal Health . . . . . . . . .246 +18 248 114
Eleco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19½ 40 14½
EMIS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 -¼ 440¾ 303½
Encore Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 +15½ 154 14¼
European Goldfields. . . . . . . . .908 +21 966½ 311
Falkland Islands . . . . . . . . . . .324# -7 555 323
Faroe Petroleum. . . . . . . . . . . .185 +5 208 105½
Finsbury Food Group. . . . . . . 23½ 25¾ 14¼
Firestone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34½ +2¼ 49½ 23¼
Fyffes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 +1¼ 41¼ 26¾
Global Coal Mngmt . . . . . . . 243¼ -15¾ 290 76
Goals Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 +½ 182 100
GTL Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 +2 85½ 48
Gulf Keystone Pet. . . . . . . . . 163½ -5 192¾ 65½
Gulfsands Petroleum. . . . . . 384¾ +4½ 390½ 239¼
GVC Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 222½ 91
GWPharmaceuticals. . . . . . 110¼ -2¼ 141 83
Hamworthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423¼ -3¼ 426½ 256¾
Hargreaves Services . . . . . . . .843 +25½ 844½ 556½
Harvard International . . . . . . . . . 29 62¾ 28
Havelock Europa . . . . . . . . . . . 8¾ +¾ 26¾ 6½
Healthcare Locums . . . . . . . .130# 287 89½
Kazakhmys ................................ 1649 +35 1700 965
Kingfisher ................................... 267 +3½ 269½ 198½
Land Securities ..................... 680½# +6½ 696½ 545
Legal & General........................ 100¼ +3½ 106¼ 69¾
Lloyds Banking Grp .................... 67¾ +2¼ 77½ 46½
Lonmin ...................................... 1948 -18 2157 1355
Man Group ............................... 305¾ +9¾ 327½ 202
Marks & Spencer .................. 374½# +5½ 427½ 323½
Morrison (Wm) ......................... 271¼ +3¾ 306¼ 257½
National Grid .............................568# +15 613¼ 484¼
Next ....................................... 2015# +40 2344 1817
Old Mutual .................................. 124 +1 145¼ 97¼
Pearson .................................... 1017 +9 1051 855
Petrofac .................................... 1622 +35 1665 876½
Prudential ................................ 677½ +9½ 688½ 487½
Randgold Res ............................ 5175 -100 6655 4209
Reckitt Benckiser ...................... 3617 +92 3655 3037
Reed Elsevier ........................... 541½ 563 460½
Resolution ................................ 235½ +1½ 346 211¼
Rexam...................................... 338¾ +6 346¾ 276½
Rio Tinto ................................... 4502 +15½ 4615 2812
Rolls-Royce Group .................. 648½c +25½ 654½ 473½
Royal Bank Of Scot .................... 40¾ +1½ 58 31¼
RSA Insurance Grp ................... 128¾ +3½ 136½ 114¾
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘A’ ..................... 2162 +23½ 2182½ 1624
Ryl Dutch Shell ‘B’ .................. 2159½ +44½ 2167½ 1554
SABMiller .................................. 2254 -2½ 2306 1650
Sage Group ................................. 275 +1½ 289 222
Sainsbury (J) ..............................384# +7½ 395 313
Schroders ................................. 1893 +38 1911 1116
Schroders NV ............................ 1486 +28 1502 929½
Scot.& Sth. Energy .................... 1239 +14 1260 1010
Serco Group ................................ 570 +14½ 651 494¼
Severn Trent .......................... 1486# +8 1520 1072
Shire ......................................... 1566 +23 1575 1220
Smith & Nephew ......................... 679 +2½ 696½ 537½
Smiths Group ............................ 1299 +54 1299 995½
Standard Chartered ................... 1750 +24½ 1950 1351¾
Standard Life ........................... 219¾ +3¾ 236 173
Tesco .......................................... 433 +8 454½ 377½
TUI Travel ................................ 255¾ +9½ 308½ 190
Tullow Oil .................................. 1308 +47 1369 991½
Unilever..................................... 1972 +9 1997 1688
United Utilities ...................... 597½# +5½ 628½ 488¼
Vedanta ................................. 2485# -32 2934 1839
Vodafone Group ........................170# +4¼ 175 129½
Weir Group ............................... 1775 -5 1861 735½
Whitbread .............................. 1826# +36 1835 1266
Wolseley ................................... 2087 +41 2132 1223
WPP Group ................................. 798 +8½ 799½ 572½
Xstrata ...................................... 1510 +4½ 1579 845¾
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Leisure Goods
Games Workshop . . . . . . . . 422½ 450 255
Hornby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140½# +½ 172 113
NXT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4¼ 12¼ 3½
Photo-Me Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61¼ -1¾ 80½ 29½
Life Insurance
Aviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407 +14 423½ 294¼
Chesnara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 +½ 248 198¾
Irish Life & Perm. . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 -3½ 341¼ 43¾
Legal & General . . . . . . . . . . 100¼ +3½ 106¼ 69¾
Old Mutual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 +1 145¼ 97¼
Phoenix Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .617 +6 758 557½
Prudential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677½ +9½ 688½ 487½
Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235½ +1½ 346 211¼
St James’s Place . . . . . . . . . 274½ +8¾ 292 204¼
Standard Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 219¾ +3¾ 236 173
Sun Life Can USD . . . . . . . . . 30.4 +0.3 33.5 23.6
Media
4imprint Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 275 120
Aegis Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141¼ +¾ 145½ 103½
Bloomsbury Publish. . . . . . . . .119 -4 134¼ 105¼
BSkyB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 744½ +8½ 747½ 524½
Chime Comms. . . . . . . . . . . . .220 -5 226½ 158
Chrysalis Group . . . . . . . . . . 159½ 164 96
Creston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84½# +1 105 78½
Daily Mail & Gen . . . . . . . . 573½# -½ 582 423
Euromoney Inst. . . . . . . . . . . .700# +8 727 438½
Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27½ -1 28¾ 15¾
Haynes Publishing . . . . . . . . . .231 262½ 202½
Huntsworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70½ -¼ 87½ 60¾
Informa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 +12½ 448 304½
ITE Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 258 126½
ITV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 +4 74¼ 48¼
Johnston Press. . . . . . . . . . . . 12¼ +¼ 33½ 9
Moneysupermarket . . . . . . . . 76¼ -1¾ 88½ 61
Pearson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1017 +9 1051 855
Prime Active Capital. . . . . . . . 14½ 21½ 14
Prime Focus London . . . . . . 16½†
Quarto Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 140½ 75
Reed Elsevier . . . . . . . . . . . . 541½ 563 460½
Rightmove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .812 +33 820 500½
STV Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123¼ -¾ 124 47
Tarsus Grp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 116½# +2½ 140 105
Trinity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74¼ +4¾ 171½ 64½
Utd Business Media. . . . . . . . .703 +13 704½ 409¾
UTV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134¾ -2 151 90¾
Wilmington Group . . . . . . . . . .157 +2 176 118
WPP Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798 +8½ 799½ 572½
Yell Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14¾ +¼ 59 10¼
Mining
African Barrick Gold . . . . . . 613½ +2½ 670 503
Anglo American . . . . . . . . . . .3407 +71½ 3468½ 2254
Anglo Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . 356¼# -3¾ 367 228
Antofagasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1622 +10 1675 761
Aquarius Platinum . . . . . . . . . .346 -6 458 227
BHP Billiton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2553½ +2½ 2624½ 1684½
Centamin Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . .176 -¼ 197 106¾
Eurasian Nat Res. . . . . . . . . .1081 +33 1266 818
Fresnillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1682 +14 1768 669½
Gem Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . .264 +11¾ 300 186¼
Hochschild Mining . . . . . . . . . .635 -5 658 234
Kazakhmys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1649 +35 1700 965
Kenmare Res. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 +2¼ 36 9¼
Lonmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1948 -18 2157 1355
Medusa Mining. . . . . . . . . . . . .417 -5½ 437½ 149
Petropavlovsk. . . . . . . . . . . . .1132 -12 1365 852
Randgold Res. . . . . . . . . . . . .5175 -100 6655 4209
Rio Tinto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4502 +15½ 4615 2812
UK Coal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42¾ +2¼ 81¾ 32¾
Vedanta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2485# -32 2934 1839
Xstrata. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1510 +4½ 1579 845¾
Yamana Gold Inc . . . . . . . . . .781# -36½ 845 594½
Mobile Telecommunications
Inmarsat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .674 +½ 821 606½
Vodafone Group. . . . . . . . . . .170# +4¼ 175 129½
Nonequity Investment Instruments
European Ass Tst. . . . . . . . . 633½ +5 634 511½
Genesis E.M.F.. . . . . . . . . . . 560½ +6½ 564½ 399
Invesco Lev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 64½ 51
M&G Eq Inv.Tst Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 2
M&G High Cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4¾ 2
M&G High Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47½ 50½ 43
Oryx Int.Gwth.. . . . . . . . . . . . 242½ +5 245 166
Rights &Iss.Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .610 +5 610 380
Rights&Iss Inv.Tst . . . . . . . . .2130 +55 2130 1665
Nonlife Insurance
Admiral Group . . . . . . . . . . . .1548 +33 1693 1114
Amlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408½ -½ 433 362½
Beazley Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 +2 125 98½
Brit Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . .1050 +8 1052 728
Catlin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373½ +3½ 393 320
Chaucer Holdings. . . . . . . . . . 51¾ -½ 53 41
CPP Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301 -1 308 225
Hardy Underwriting . . . . . . . 275½ -5½ 308 212¼
Hiscox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389½ +8 391½ 320¾
Jardine Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . 622½ -6½ 635½ 459
Lancashire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552# -1 647 435
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Aveva Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .1654 +40 1694 1007
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68 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
Monet’s big battle
Credit
swoops
to order
CORAL WELSH NATIONAL ODDS
CORAL bet on Saturday’s race: 11-2 Synchronised, 8
Maktu, 10 Dance Island, 12 Dream Alliance, Summery
Justice, Watamu Bay, 14 Silver By Nature, 16 Exmoor
Ranger, Hello Bud, Master Overseer, 20 Arbor
Supreme, I’moncloudnine, 25 Giles Cross, 33 Bar.
BOLD
JUMPER:
Monet’s
Garden
has never
fallen in
32 starts
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DAILY EXPRESS
CHASING’S most popular
grey since Desert Orchid,
Monet’s Garden, is battling a
life-threatening infection.
Owner David Yates was
hoping to run the 13 year-old
a couple more times and
retire him in the spring but
the bone infection could put
an end to that scenario.
“This bone infection has
really got a hold but, as he
has done all his life, he’s
fighting,” said Yates.
“Whilst he’s fighting, we’re
fighting with him.
“It’s a really nasty injury
but it didn’t show up straight
away. It was about a week
after the race it was spotted.
“He is irreplaceable. I
wouldn’t even think of trying
to replace him.
“He won the Ascot Chase
twice and we were hoping he
might have won it for a third
time.
“He has won the Old Roan
Chase three times, the
Peterborough Chase and he
has also beaten Kauto Star,
which not many have done.
“He beat Poquelin in the
Old Roan, so even though
he’s 13 he was as good as
ever – that’s because he has
been looked after very well
by Nicky Richards and his
daughter.
“He has been a star for
us all.”
Money has been no object
in getting the best treatment
for the grey, who has been
on the go since making a
winning debut at Ayr in
2003.
“We’ve searched worldwide
and we’ve been in contact
with everybody looking for a
way to treat it,” said
Richards, who has trained
Monet’s Garden throughout
his career.
“The infection is taking
some closing down but the
lady looking after him has
done a fantastic job. She
really has tried her best. He
has had the best treatment
available.
“His racing career is over.
We are just trying to save the
old horse now, he’s still at
the vets.
“If he can beat the
infection, it will be absolutely
fantastic.”
BACK in November, Venetia
Williams took time out to tell
us that Credit Swap had taken
to hurdling since she bought
him at the Sales and was ticking
all the right boxes.
Seven weeks later, she found
the perfect introduction for
him at Leicester, where he
scampered home at 4-1.
The Cambridgeshire winner
has been edgy in the past when
with Michael Wigham on the
Flat but that was not the case
yesterday.
“He settled very well so fair
play to everyone at home for
that,” Aidan Coleman told At
The Races. “They’ve got him
relaxed back at the yard and he
really enjoys his jumping.
“He loves going to the
schooling field at home,
hopefully he’ll do as good at
this game as he did on the
Flat.
“He was thrown in at the
deep end as you’d normally like
to give novices plenty of
daylight.
“He’s not slow so hopefully
we will have a bit of fun with
him.”
CREDIT CONTROL:
Coleman pushes
Credit Swap out
to the line
By Patrick Weaver
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Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 69
SUGGESTED LAY
WE had a 100 per cent record with our
occasional lays in 2010 and I can not
see Swimsuit winning the 7.05. The
favourite is some way adrift of the other
three on my ratings. Bev Swingell
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1. Which two teams drew 22-all in a Heineken
Cup match last month?
2. Who was sacked as manager of
Blackburn Rovers last month?
3. Which two tennis players have been voted
ambassadors of the year by the International
Tennis Writers’ Association?
4. Who was the only
batsman to score a
century in the third
Ashes Test?
5. Which snooker player
was nicknamed
Dracula?
6. Who beat John
Lowe to become the
first World Darts
champion in 1978?
7. Which US tennis player won the Wimbledon
women’s singles title eight times between
1927 and 1938?
8. In what year was racing driver Damon
Hill BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
9. Which football team play at Portman Road?
10. Which sport’s world champions have
included Lee Kyung-Chul, Kim Kyung-Ho
and Chil Hong-Sung?
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1. Which Super League team are the
Rhinos? (5).
2. Name the Twickenham sports
stadium that is home to both the
Harlequins rugby union and rugby
league sides (5).
5. Which moustached former
Australia Test cricketer was
nicknamed Fruitfly? (6).
6. Name the rugby union prop who
made his Scotland debut against
France in 1986 at the age of 23 (4).
10. Which Liverpool defender ended
his playing career at Swansea City
in 1979 and was capped once for
England; against Wales in 1971? (5).
11. Who was the American
1968 Olympic men’s 100metres
gold medallist? (5).
DOWN
1. Whose rugby union home is the
Madejski Stadium? (6,5).
3. Which South Africa bowler’s Test
best was 7-87 in 1998? (7).
4. Who was the 2006 World Cup
finals top scorer? (5).
5. In which team sport is a sliotar
hit? (7).
7. Which England bowler’s Test best
was 7-66 in 1978? (7).
8. Who followed his 200m butterfly
swimming silver medal in the 1984
Olympics with gold in 1988? (5).
9. Name the 1992 US Open
women’s singles tennis
champion (5).
SPORTSWORD CLUE: French Open
men’s singles champion.
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North: fILL Jh£ P0R£k (1.40 Sout|We||) Ho1 ro orsWer to o |orse t|ot |os score1
tW|ce rore s|rce ot |or|et koser |ut s|oµe1 We|| or1 cor ço ore |etter.
00SSIP fk0M Jh£ 0kLL0PS
°00k t|psters had the boo||es oa the ropes
aça|a yesterday. 0omputermaa (8ev Sw|açe||)
aapped f|aa's ka|abow. Jhe Scout aapped Luc|
0f Jhe 0raw aad the Suaday £xpress p|umped
for frascat| Par|. 0omputermaa's e|çht w|a·
aers |ac|uded Porçy (1·!) at kemptoa.
k£MPJ0N: Staadard
2.30~00kLIJY kkJ (k | |oore, c·l1 fov) l,
|or1]'s Hero (8·l cr1 fov) c, Uro V|to ||us (S0·l) 1.
? ror. l
l
/4|, S|. (C | |oore). !ote. Ll.l0, µ| Ll.0c,
Ll.10, L4.ì0. eiocto. Ll.?0. CS|. Ll.48.
3.00~f££LIN f0XY (| Nortor, ll·c) l, |eor
Not||rç (?·l) c, A|so |utte (lS·c) 1. H'coµ 8 ror. l|,
r|. (J C|ver, 1·l fov |ove \ou |ou|s). !ote. L4.ì0, µ|
Lc.00, Lc.S0, Lc.c0. eiocto. L18.ì0. tr|cost. L1S1.01.
CS|. L4?.S4. Nor·rurrer. Cru1çe.
3.30~k0SJI0 0£k00N (J |oc|o], S·4 fov) l,
lce koo1 !ruc|er (l4·l) c, |or||11er (lc·l) 1. H'coµ
l4 ror.
1
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l
/4|. (W |ussor). !ote. Lc.c0, µ| Ll.l0,
LS.00, L1.S0. eiocto. Lc8.l0. tr|cost. LlSc.S4. CS|.
Ll8.1S.
4.00~£kINJkY (J |oc|o], S·c cr1 fov) l, Oµus
|oi|rus (4·l) c, ||ro| Verse (lS·8 fov) 1. S ror.
1
/4|,
1
/4|. (| W|ç|or). !ote. L1.c0, µ| Ll.c0, Lc.c0. eioc·
to. Lll.l0. CS|. Lll.?l.
4.30~P0k0Y (J | Sµercer, ì·l) l, Coî] !|çer
(ll·4 fov) c, A| Aroor (ì·c jt cr1 fov) 1. H'coµ ì ror.
l
l
/4|, r|. (ù | S|rcoc|). !ote. L1.00, µ| Ll.l0, Ll.S0.
eiocto. Lc8.S0. tr|cost. L80.4S. CS|. Lcì.ì4. Nor·
rurrer. ber|eço.
5.00~INSI0£ kN0RL£00£ (K|rst] |||cîore|,
c·l) l, b|oc| !or ||çorro (lc·l) c, Wester koss (ì·c
cr1 fov) 1. H'coµ ? ror. c|, 1|. (C Woo1Wor1, lS·8 fov
bro|oîor). !ote. L?.ì0, µ| Lc.80, LS.ì0, Ll.l0. eioc·
to. Lllc.ì0. tr|cost. L18c.Sì. CS|. L?S.04. Nor·
rurrer. koseWoo1 |o1.
5.30~0008L£ 0kkP£J (K|rst] |||cîore|, 8·l)
l, |us|co| Scr|µt (ll·4 cr1 fov) c, Sos|eer (lc·l) 1.
H'coµ 8 ror. l|, l
l
/c|. (C Woo1Wor1, S·c fov
Jo|1ors|oor). !ote. Lì.l0, µ| Ll.ì0, Lc.c0, Lì.c0.
eiocto. Lc4.c0. tr|cost. LcS?.4c. CS|. Lc8.84.
P|acepot: £!4!.50 (kace !) 1, 5, 9, (2) !, 1, 3,
(3) 2, !4, 6, (4) 3, 2, (5) 5, 1, (6) 8, 4, 2,
0uadpot: £31.80
L£I0£SJ£k: hurd|e Soft, 0hase 0ood
!2.50~0k£0IJ SRkP (A Co|eror, 4·l) l,
A|oroî| (ll·4 fov) c, |orc||rç Sorç (ll·l) 1. lc ror.
4
l
/c|, 1
l
/c|. (||ss V W||||ors). !ote. L1.80, µ| Ll.l0,
Lc.c0, L1.ì0. eiocto. Lc0.00. CS|. LlS.4c.
!.20~fkkS0kJI Pkkk (| brerror, 8·lS fov) l,
Aro|1ur (ll·4 cr1 fov) c, H|ç| Ho]|or1er (cS·l) 1. ?
ror. l
1
/4|, c0|. (N !W|stor·ùov|es). !ote. Ll.80, µ|
Ll.0c, Ll.l0, Lc.c0. eiocto. Lc.40. CS|. Lc.11. Nor·
rurrers. boteou b|eu, Hur|e| !|res, |ret A !|ou.
!.50~k0J0MN k£0 (ù O'keçor, ì·l) l, |ort]'s
|oor (4·l fov) c, ||or Aço|r (8·l) 1. H'coµ l0 ror.
r|, 4|. (| k We||er). !ote. Ll0.00, µ| Lc.c0, Ll.c0,
L1.l0. eiocto. L1c.00. tr|cost. Lcc8.l0. CS|. L1S.0?.
2.20~8IkN00 f0JI (| Asµe||, lc·l) l, V|ctor|o
kose (cc·l) c, ùur See ùee (4·ì fov) 1. l1 ror. ?|, c|.
(O S|erWoo1). !ote. Ll1.?0, µ| L1.?0, Llì.80, Ll.l0.
eiocto. L4?l.c0. CS|. LS1S.ì8. Nor·rurrers. Coo1
|o|oue, Cro]|]r Ar|er.
2.50~hI00£N k££L (| brerror, S·c cr1 fov) l,
|re1o (ì·c) c, Creot keosor (?·4 fov) 1. ì ror. 8|, c|.
(C |orçs1or). !ote. L1.S0, µ| Lc.c0, L1.10. eiocto.
Lll.10. CS|. Lll.8S. Nor·rurrer. Ouo V|1eo.
3.20~Jhk££ 0h0k0S (A !|orrtor, ?·4 fov) l,
!of||o (l4·l) c, ù|ççer Cets |uc|] (l1·c) 1. H'coµ l0
ror. c
1
/4|,
1
/4|. (|rs C bo||e]). !ote. L1.c0, µ| Ll.?0,
Lc.40, Ll.S0. eiocto. L14.S0. tr|cost. Llìì.ìS. CS|.
L10.1c.
3.50~SM0k£Y 0£0k0£ (J |oçu|re, evers fov)
l, be |] ||ç|t (c·l) c, C|ou1] ùoWr (ì·l) 1. H'coµ 8
ror. c
1
/4|, l1|. (K bo||e]). !ote. Lc.ì0, µ| Ll.S0, Ll.10,
L4.00. eiocto. Lì.c0. tr|cost. Lc?.4l. CS|. L8.18.
Nor·rurrer. |ver]ror.
Jac|pot: Not woa, poo| of £4,086.94 car·
r|ed over to L|açf|e|d. P|acepot: £22.10 (kace
!) 4, !, 9, (2) !, 3, 5, (3) !, 9, 4, (4) !, !4, 3, (5)
6, 4, (6) 3, 4, 1, 0uadpot: £!6.40
S00JhR£LL: Staadard to s|ow
!2.40~80NNI£ PkIN0£ 8L0£ (ù Hes|oµ, ì·4
fov) l, |urc||rç (4·l) c, |rr|ço| |o1 (cc·l) 1. S ror.
ì|, 1
1
/4|. (b ||||sor). !ote. Lc.ì0, µ| Ll.ì0, Lc.00.
eiocto. Ll0.00. CS|. L8.80. Nr. lrç|e|] Arc|.
!.!0~SILV£k J0kN (| |ore, l1·8 cr1 fov) l,
C|ose !o !|e |1çe (ll·c) c, |es Verçuettes (evers
fov) 1. 4 ror. c|, 1|. (b Srort). !ote. Lc.ì0, eiocto.
L?.l0. CS|. L?.1S. Nor·rurrers. A||oro|o,
Cesso|e||e, |ors|o| ||ot C|u|.
!.40~f££J 0f f0kY (C C|||ors, S·c cr1 fov) l,
O|]rµ|c ùreor (?·4 fov) c, !o|] !]|er (?·c) 1. H'coµ
? ror. c|, c
l
/c|. (l W||||ors). !ote. L1.40, µ| Ll.l0,
Ll.l0, Ll.80. eiocto. L?.l0. tr|cost. Lcl.lS. tr|fecto.
Lc0.00. CS|. Lì.8?.
2.!0~M000NN£LL (C bo|er, S·4 fov) l, A|µ|o
!our| (c·l) c, Avorrose (ll·c cr1 fov) 1. H'coµ 8 ror.
l
l
/4|, |1. (C | |oore). !ote. Lc.80, µ| Ll.10, Lc.00,
Ll.10. eiocto. Ll0.ì0. tr|cost. L10.08. tr|fecto.
Lcl.c0. CS|. L8.88. Nor·rurrer. || ùecec].
2.40~Sh0kJ S0PPLY (C C|||ors, 4·l) l, S|i Of
C|u|s (ì·4 fov) c, Astro|eo (?·l) 1. H'coµ S ror. c
l
/4|,
8|. (! Wo|for1). !ote. L1.c0, µ| Ll.10, Ll.?0. eiocto.
L?.80. CS|. Lll.0c. Nor·rurrers. Ac|roW|e1çerert,
|ojeerr, |ore] |ore] |ore].
3.!0~L00k 0f Jh£ 0kkR (S ùoro|oe, c·S fov)
l, ùuros||r (?·c cr1 fov) c, Sovororo|o (l0·l) 1.
H'coµ 4 ror. c
l
/4|, l0|. (S|r | |rescott). !ote. Ll.10,
eiocto. Lc.S0. CS|. Lc.cS.
3.40~fINN'S kkIN80R (| |o||r, ll·8 fov) l,
k|o| (S·l) c, Jo] Jo]s Jo] (ll·l) 1. H'coµ 8 ror. l
1
/4|,
l|. (K k]or). !ote. L1.c0, µ| Ll.80, Lc.10, Lc.40.
eiocto. Lll.ì0. tr|cost. LS1.l8. CS|. L8.?c.
P|acepot: £!6.40 (!) 2, 3, (2) 1, (3) 1, 3, !,
(4) 2, 3, 6, (5) 4, 5, (6) 2,
0uadpot: £2.20
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(S·l·4) ll.14 W||te |ur] (Noµ) (c·l·1) ll.48 |o||o]
Ju1] (4·S·c) lc.04 ùrurscroW b|ue (c·c·S) lc.l8 !eit
!|e HoW| (4·S·1) lc.1c k|µuµ koc|et (l·c·c) lc.4ì
Ar1ero |or|s (S·c·c) l.04 Steeµ|e k1 b|ue (S·4·c)
l.l? |o]s C|oro (1·c·c) l.11 Sc|of|e|1 bo| (1·c·S) l.Sl
best Co1e (1·4·l)
N£R0kSJL£ fkN0I£S
ll.ll Cur|] Sue (c·4·1) ll.c8 ||| |r|rcess (S·4·l) ll.4c
Autororous (c·1·4) ll.Sì S|]Wo||er |eero (c·S·c)
lc.lc Hor1 !|res (1·4·l) lc.cì kecor1 Cor||e (c·c·4)
lc.4c Wro]s|ur] ko||r (c·l·4) lc.S8 ke1store |or|
(l·S·4) l.lc Cose]s buff] (l·S·c) l.cì ùrooµ]s lîî]
(l·c·S) l.44 |||| C|or|otte (Noµ) (l·4·1) l.S8 Stoµµ|t
k]or (l·1·4)
h0V£ fkN0I£S
c.08 Cu|rress Jo|er (c·1·l) c.cì ||vestor ùuc|ess
(l·S·c) c.4ì S|otor| Sue (1·c·S) 1.0ì So|re ùorce
(Noµ) (l·c·S) 1.c8 Aurt|e |eo (1·4·l) 1.48 ||eorors
k|to (c·S·4) 4.08 Cre]cott |]rr (1·l·c) 4.cì |o||]|e||
(4·S·l) 4.4ì |ore ùr|fter (4·1·l) S.0ì |u|| Of |rerç]
(l·1·c) S.cc k|ç|t boot (c·l·S) S.18 W|t|out |ro|se
(c·S·1) S.Sc bo||]roc Ju1] (c·c·1) c.ll Creerocre
Ke||] (l·S·c)
8£LL£ V0£ fkN0I£S
c.l8 Norc] Sµo|r (1·4·c) c.1ì |ets be |ror| (1·c·S)
c.Sì K|r|er|e] |or| (l·4·S) 1.lì b|oc| ù|ore (l·c·1)
1.18 |orou||o (l·S·c) 1.S8 Joorres OWr |ove (1·c·c)
4.l8 !ur||e J||| (c·c·l) 4.1ì Sor1]|||| Sus|e (Noµ)
(l·c·c) 4.Sì C|o|re So|1 So (l·4·1) S.lì Co||µ|µ W||1t|rç
(l·c·S) S.11 |err]s Aret|o (l·1·c) S.4ì k|o1er kose
(4·c·c) c.04 bo|t]|ur beout] (c·S·1) c.l8 |rersor
Str|1er (S·c·l)
k£S0LJS
N0JJIN0hkM: !!.03 Sharaçh 8oy 1·l (4·c·S bACS |
Llc.ìc !C Lc4.1S). ll.l? |o|î|es Suµrere c·l (l·c·4
L10.c1 !C LcS.11). ll.14 W|r1çoµ Hott|e 1·lcf (c·4·1
Lcc.lc !C LSì.1c). ll.48 ùur|or Ace 4·l (c·l·4 Ll?.ìc
!C Lìì.40). lc.04 Certre |c|o ì·4f (1·l L?.01) Nk !c.
lc.l8 |os] Sµee1 c·lf (S·1·c Ll0.c1 !C Lcc.8l). lc.1c ùH
lst koc| lt |orrorro S·c (1·c·S LS.cì !C LlS.01), koc|
lt koçer c·lf (c·1·S L4.cS !C Ll1.cc). lc.4ì |fferroçue
Jerr] ì·c (4·1·c Lcl.?? !C L84.lì). l.04 koc| lt ùos||e
ì·c (c·1·4 LlS.cS !C L40.S8). l.l? Coµe| ||os| 1·l (1·4·c
Llc.?0 !C Lc8.cS). l.11 CertstoWr |eµµer c·l (c·S·1
Lc8.S8 !C L?S.ì8) Nk !c res ror. l.Sl ùH lst So|ocres
Oµt|or 4·l (c·1·c L?.c1 !C Lcì.S1), SWo||oW lt A|| ì·4f
(1·c·c LS.cc !C Llc.?1) Nk !l res ror. ||ocer Ll sto|e
(koces l·c) Ll0?.00, (koces ì·lc) L8c.ì0.
P£kkY 8kkk: !!.!! 0|oba| Shaae ì·4f (c·4·S L8.c4
!C Lcc.4l). ll.c8 ùorîe] |otro| ?·4 (c·1·c L8.4ì !C
Lcl.ll). ll.4c Houç|t] ||or] ì·l (4·c·S L14.ìl !C
Ll1?.10). ll.Sì |o|u|ous lroçer 1·lf (l·1·4 LlS.ì4 !C
L4ì.8l). lc.lc !oo C|oss] ì·c (c·S·1 Llc.4ì !C L4c.cc).
lc.cì !uc|e]s Arçe| c·lf (1·c·4 Ll4.c4 !C L1c.ì?).
lc.4c be||e ||st S·c (S·4·c Llc.00 !C L44.l8). lc.S8
brove Off|cer 8·l (c·1·S L1S.1S !C Llcl.S0). l.lc ùoç
Wor1er ll·4 (c·c·4 Ll0.1? !C L1c.8ì). l.cì |rett]
||ve|] ì·4f (4·c·l LlS.0S !C L1ì.c4). l.44 ber Corr ì·c
(S·c·4 Lc0.48 !C Lcc.ìc) Nk !c res ror. l.S8 H|ç|f|re
K]|e ì·c (c·S·4 Ll8.S? !C L1ì.?c) Nk !1 res ror. ||ocer
Ll sto|e (koces l·c) LcS.c0, (koces ì·lc) L?8.ì0.
0kkYf0k0: 2.08 Noahs 0rsa M|aor 1·lcf (4·l·S
Lc1.l4 !C Lc0.?l). c.cì |ost !roµµer ?·c (4·l·c Ll8.1l
!C LSc.1S). c.4ì S|ee| ||îî|e S·l (l·c·1 Lcc.4c !C
LSc.S4). 1.0ì |u||roo| C|or|e] ì·c (S·l·c Lcl.?8 !C
Lc4.80). 1.c8 |o|u|ous Verse 1·lcf (4·S·l Ll?.cc !C
LSì.?1). 1.48 ùroro|er |uc|] l4·l (4·1·l LS1.cc !C
Llcl.cc). 4.08 Crossf|e|1 Jore 1·lcf (l·c·1 Llc.cc !C
L48.14). 4.cì keerv|eW |ott| ì·4f (c·4·1 Ll0.c0 !C
Lcc.S?) Nk !l res ror. 4.4ì Co|r Co||ector l0·l (S·c·4
L88.lc !C Lcì4.1ì). S.0ì Coo|ro|ee Jo|er ì·c (S·c·l
Llc.c8 !C L4l.8?). S.cc S|or|o||o |o| c·l (1·l·4 Lcc.lS
!C Lì?.c0). S.18 Oreco ù|vo 4·l (S·1·4 Llc.ì4 !C
L41.S0). S.Sc ùoWersµer|e ?·4jf (c·S·4 Lc0.?S !C
Lc0.cS). c.ll |||os ls|s S·cjf (4·l·S Ll4.41 !C LS4.c4).
||ocer Ll sto|e (koces l·c) L104.00, (koces ?·l4)
Lìc?.00.
S0N0£kLkN0: 2.!8 Me|odys 0ho|ce 4·Sf (1·4·c
LS.Sc !C Ll4.S1). c.1ì ù|stort |]st|c lc·l (c·1·4 L4l.0?
!C L?8.?8). c.Sì Creore] lrere c·lf (c·S·1 Llc.cc !C
L1c.c4). 1.lì W]r]or1 Joso S·c (l·c·c Llc.l? !C L8ì.l4)
Nk !l res ror. 1.18 bo|||r|s|o koc| 4·l (S·1·l LlS.8? !C
L1?.81). 1.S8 Crorr]s |oµ S·4f (c·c·4 L8.44 !C
Lc8.l?). 4.l8 |or|oe |oi S·c (l·c·1 Ll0.cS !C Lcl.4S).
4.1ì ùrooµ]s SµorroW S·c (c·4·c Lc0.11 !C L1ì.ì8).
4.Sì Nut H||| C|r| c·lf (c·l·S Lcl.?0 !C Ll01.lS). S.lì
kot|rort|r |or ì·c (l·S·1 LcS.?ì !C Ll0l.cì). S.11
HoW|e] ||îî|e c·l (1·c·S LlS.SS !C L4S.ìc). S.4ì Kot]s
Coo| c·l (4·c·l L4S.81 !C Llcì.??). c.04 C|orovo11]
Coro ?·4f (c·1·S Llc.lc !C L4ì.?l). c.l8 S|or|o||]
Sµor| S·c (c·4·1 L?.1? !C L1c.?ì). ||ocer Ll sto|e
(koces l·c) L1l.80, (koces ?·l4) L11S.00.
0k£Yh00N0S
°SIMON DOW’s four runners
between Dec 28 and Dec 31 yielded
two wins and two seconds. His two at
Lingfield today – Sottovoce and
Commerce – have both been working
well on the Epsom gallops and
should go close.
°WARREN GREATREX says of
Knight’s Pass (3.40): “He surprised
me at Sandown because they went
no gallop. If they’d gone a better
gallop I think he’d have won by
further. I don’t want to tempt fate but
I think he’s pretty smart.”
!2.55
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£!,140 (0|ass 6) !m 2f (9 dec|ared)
! (ì) 24!· 0k0hkk0 S0Pk£M£ (25) (0&0) J A|e|urst 8 ? S
J·P 0u|||ambert
2 (?) 83·3 JkkPhkL0kk (2) (0,0) | |vors c ? S .......... 0 8a|er
3 (c) 934· kfLkkM (!4) (0) k Horr|s c ? 0 . 0ather|ae 0aaaoa
4 (S) 6L8· MkkM000 (!4) (0&0) | AttWoter 8 ? 0 .k f|tzPatr|c|
5 (c) !24· S0kkY M0VI£ (22) (f) ù Coo||e] c ? 0 ..k R|astoa
6 (8) ì18· JIM£J£kM (30) (0) C | |oore S ? 0 .......... J 0uea||y
1 (4) 11c· ¬ VISI0NS 0f J0hkNNk (!60) (0) l W||||ors c ? 0
S 0oaohoe
8 (1) cS4· RhkJ'S 0P 000 (J!56) (0&0) |rs | H||| l0 ? 0
0 0'Ne|||
9 (l) 954· P08LI0 IMk0£ (8) J |ou|tor S 8 ? ..................M Laae
VIS0k: No. 2 J0N00£ SJkkP: Nos. 2, 3 0h££k PI£0£S: No. !.
R·factor: V|s|oas 0f Johaaaa (14), Scary Mov|e (68),
J|meteam (66).
forecast: S·c Orc|or1 Suµrere, 4 Scor] |ov|e, ?·c V|s|ors Of
Jo|orro, ì !roµ|o|çor, 8 W|ot's Uµ ùoc, l0 Ot|ers.
!.25
JkN0kI00£ 0LkIMIN0 SJkk£S 3Y0
£!,140 (6) !m 2f (5)
! (l) 322· R00P R00P (5) Stef H|çç|rs ? c .................... k k|rby
2 (1) Sc!· 0kNZI0S 0kkN00hIL0 (35) (f) J S |oore 8 l1
k Powe||(5)
3 (c) 3!2· IVkN'S k SJkk (26) J S |oore 8 ? .............. L kea|ry
4 (4) 42c· ¬ Pk00 8£LL£ (19) k Horror 8 8 .............S 0rowae
5 (S) 56·6 P0LLY h0L0£k (2) A bo||e] 8 c 0ather|ae 0aaaoa
0h££k PI£0£S: No. 3. R·factor: Paco 8e||e (58),
0aaz|çs 0raadch||d (49), Roop Roop (48).
forecast: ?·4 |oco be||e, ll·4 ùorî|çs Cror1c|||1, 1 Wooµ Wooµ
!.55
00R0£N MkI0£N SJkk£S
£2,!60 (5) 1f (!0)
! (?) L6· kkSSI000k (2!) b Cur|e] 4 ? l1 .................. J 0uea||y
2 (4) SkJRk k0YkL | ùur|oµ 4 ? l1........................ 0 8a|er
3 (ì) 144· ¬ kL Jkk0L (20) (f) W Jorv|s 4 ? 8.......... 0 0'Ne|||
4 (8) 6L· kNk £MkkkJI (!4) | ùur|oµ 1 8 ? .............J 0row|ey
5 (l0) £V£k Jh£ 0PJIMISJ Stef H|çç|rs 1 8 ? .... M featoa
6 (l) |61· kYN0kkI0h£ (50) A ||11er1o|e 1 8 ?
kat|a Sca||aa(1)
1 (c) c61· LYN0hPIN (24) k Horr|s 1 8 ? .... 0ather|ae 0aaaoa
8 (c) PIZZ£JJI S|r | |rescott 1 8 ?..................... S 0oaohoe
9 (S) 00· S0kk80k000h LILY (1) | Vouç|or 1 8 4 ....M Laae
!0 (1) 82· S0JJ0V00£ (2!) (S) S ùoW 1 8 4 ...... hay|ey Juraer
J0N00£ SJkkP: No. 6 0h££k PI£0£S: No. 1.
R·factor: Sottovoce (58), k| Jaad| (51), kyacra|çhe (5!).
forecast: c Sottovoce, 4 A| Joo1|, c SotWo ko]o|, ì Aro |rorot|.
2.25
0kY hILL hkN0I0kP 3Y0
£!,140 (6) !m (8)
! (c) 0S0· 0kN0£S RIJh R0k0S (!!9) k |orrort ? ì 0 Sweeaey
2 (l) 65!· 0kkNNY kNN£ (!9) (f) A bo||e] ? c
0ather|ae 0aaaoa
3 (c) 22·3 MkS N£kJ (2) S K|r| ? S .....................................J 0oy|e
4 (8) 033· ¬ k00ILIf£k (20) W Jorv|s ? 4 .................. S R ke||y
5 (1) S85· 8kJhRI0k fk££Z£ (!63) | |vors ? l ..... S 0oaohoe
6 (S) |L2· INV£SJM£NJ R0kL0 (25)(J) | Jo|rstor 8 l1
f Nortoa
1 (4) ìL1· S£k0k£kM (26) | Us|er 8 lc....kachea| kae||er(1)
8 (ì) 886· JIJkN 0IkM0N0 (26) | Us|er 8 ? ........ k Powe||(5)
8LINk£kS: No. 3. R·factor: 0aaces R|th Rords (43),
0raaay kaae (4!), Mrs Neat (38).
forecast: lS·8 Crorr] Arre, 1 |rs Neot, ì·c A¢u|||fer, c lrvestrert
Wor|1, l4 bot|W|c| |reeîe, c0 Ot|ers.
2.55
8L0£S0.00M hkN0I0kP
£2,3!0 (5) !m 2f (9)
! (4) 33·! ¬ kI0LkJ (2) (0,f) A bo||e] c ? ì.............0 0|bboas
2 (ì) 01!· S0NJkkP (28) (0&0) W Kr|ç|t 4 ? ì ......... S R ke||y
3 (1) 288· fk££ J0SSY (29) (0&0) C | |oore ì ? c.... 0 8a|er
4 (c) 923· f0NJ£k0J0LI (2!) k lrçror 4 ? S................ k hav||a
5 (S) 0!3· P£kJ0IS (32) (0&0,f) H ùur|oµ S ? S ......... 0 0at||a
6 (l) !62· SJkIk£ f0k0£ (1) ||ss O |o]|or ì ? 4
0ather|ae 0aaaoa
1 (c) 0L5· h0M0N000S (32) (0,0) C |çertor 8 ? 4 . M featoa
8 (8) !43· 00MM£k0£ (36)(f) S ùoW 4 8 l1...... hay|ey Juraer
9 (?) Ll8· kh0N J0hN (2!5) (0&0) W |ussor 8 8 l0 . S 0oaohoe
8LINk£kS: No. 3 VIS0k: No. 2 J0N00£ SJkkP: Nos. 3, 6.
R·f: foateruto|| (10), free Jussy (69), Str||e force (69).
forecast: S·c K|1|ot, S |ertu|s, ll·c Str||e |orce, c Surtroµ,
l1·c Correrce, l0 |orteruto||, lc |ree !uss], l4 Ot|ers.
3.25
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£2,3!0 (5) 1f (1)
! (1) 41L· 8Lkk£Y'S 80Y (32) (0) H ùur|oµ 4 ? ì ...... 0 0at||a
2 (4) 305· LkSJkIN00fS00JLkN0 (!4) (0,0) C ùore S ? 4
hay|ey Juraer
3 (l) L|1· PYJh£kS (!8!) | AttWoter 4 ? c .......... k f|tzPatr|c|
4 (c) 64!· hI0hLkN0 hkkV£SJ (8) (0&0) J |ou|tor ì ? c(cei)
I Moaçaa
5 (ì) SLL· 00Jh8£kJ (49) (0&0,f) W Jorv|s 4 ? l ... J faaa|aç
6 (S) c16· ¬ 0kJ h0NJ£k (25) (0&0) k Horr|s 4 ? 0
0ather|ae 0aaaoa
1 (c) |L0· kkI M00k (!02) (0&0) ||ss A Weover 4 8 ll
0 Sweeaey
8LINk£kS: No. 2 J0N00£ SJkkP: 1. 0h££k PI£0£S: 3.
R·f: Last||açofscot|aad (69), 8|a|ey's 8oy & 0uthbert (68).
forecast: c H|ç||or1 Horvest, S·c |ost||rçofscot|or1, S Cot
Hurter, ì |]t|eos, lS·c b|o|e]'s bo], lc Cut||ert, cS Ko| |oo|.
3.55
8L0£S0.00M kPPk£NJI0£ h0kP
£!,140 (6) 1f (9)
! (4) L22· RIShf0kM0k£ (1) (f) J S |oore 4 ? ì ......k Powe||
2 (c) 553· k08£NSJkk (8) (0&0,f,J) | |orr|s 8 ? ì ... k 0|ar|
3 (?) 554· 0£0£N0Y (8) (0) H ùur|oµ 4 ? 4 ...... 0av|d 0oy|e(1)
4 (S) 183· k£SPL£N0£NJ kLPhk (25) (0) A ||11er1o|e ì ? 1
N k||soa
5 (l) 31L· 0hIN£S£ 0£M00kk0Y (25) (0) | |vors 4 ? c
M 0osham(3)
6 (8) 293· L0k0 0££V£kJ (8) (0) W C | !urrer c ? l M Lawsoa(3)
1 (ì) 3L·2 ¬ k£kSIVkY (2) (0) | |vors S ? l kev|a Luad|e(1)
8 (c) 901· kI0hJ0kk (25)(J) | Cro]sor 4 8 1 . Leoaaa Mayor(5)
9 (1) L0L· 0hkJ£k0 0kLLIkk0 (90) ! C|erert 5 8 1
Jess|ca Stevea(1)
8LINk£kS: No. 1 VIS0k: No. 5 0h££k PI£0£S: Nos. !, 4, 9.
R·f: kers|vay (66), Lord 0eevert (55), kesp|eadeat k|pha (54).
forecast: ll·4 ku|erstor, 4 W|s|forrore, ?·c kesµ|er1ert A|µ|o,
S ùecerc], ì Kers|vo], l0 |or1 ùeevert, cS Ot|ers.
4.05
M£0IkN k00JI0N MkI0£N SJkS 3Y0
£!,140 (0|ass 6) 6f (1 dec|ared)
! (c) fIV£ 000L kkJS | burço]re ? 1................. R 0arsoa
2 (c) 023· k0kLk LIMP£k (56) ù ||sWort| ? 1............ 0 0'Ne|||
3 (l) ccì· ¬ M0k£kMkL0k£ (99) b |ee|or ? 1...... S R ke||y
4 (4) 0£f£k J Nose1o 8 lc .................................. J P Speacer
5 (1) L· fkNJkL£ (8) | |vors 8 lc ...................................M Laae
6 (ì) LI8£kkL Lk0Y J |oi 8 lc ...........................S h|tchcott
1 (S) S· L00k JRI0£ (20!) A Ho|es 8 lc .......................J 0u|aa
R·f: Morerma|o|e (56), kua|a L|mper (55), Loo| Jw|ce (45).
forecast: ll·8 ùefer, c Kuo|o ||rµer, 4 |orerro|o|e, l0 |oo|
!W|ce, c0 |||ero| |o1], cS ||ve Coo| Kots, cc |orto|e.
4.35
RILLIkMhILL.00M hkN0I0kP 3Y0
£2,3!0 (5) 6f (1)
! (l) S3L· k£0INkL0 0Lk00£ (35) (0) | Us|er ? ì . 0 0'Ne|||
2 (1) 6!!· 00NM0k£ 80Y (!8) (0,f,J) k |o|e] ? c
0 0ha|oaer(1)
3 (S) c4!· ¬ SJIkLIN0 8kI00£ (6) (0&0,f) W Jorv|s ? 4(cei)
S 0rowae
4 (c) 22·4 kYL££ M000h (!) k C Cuest 8 l0 ................. k fox(3)
5 (4) L36· PIZZkkkk (1) J C|ver 8 l0 .............................. f Nortoa
6 (ì) 0S3· k0hk (26) ù lvor] 8 ì .................................S h|tchcott
1 (c) 431· fkIkY JkL£S (6) J br|1çer 8 ì ................N 0ha|mers
8LINk£kS: No. 3 0h££k PI£0£S: No. 2 £Y£ 00V£kS: No. 4.
R·f: St|r||aç 8r|dçe (6!), keç|aa|d 0|aude (53), koha (53).
forecast: ll·l0 St|r||rç br|1çe, 4 k]|ee |ooc|, S ùurrore bo],
l1·c Ko|o, l4 keç|ro|1 C|ou1e, ||îîorro, cS |o|r] !o|es.
5.05
RILLIkMhILL.00M 0LkIMIN0 SJkk£S
£!,140 (6) 1f (1)
! (1) 3!L· 0kPkI0 (5) (0&0) J bo]|e c ? ì ..................N Mac|ay
2 (c) 210· ¬ Jkk£ Jh£ SNkk£ (!65) (0&0) A Corro|| l0 ? ì
0 8a|er
3 (c) 245· Vh0J0N (6) (0) | |vors c ? c ...........................M Laae
4 (S) 1l4· 0kkN0 VIZI£k (83) (0,0) C ùore ì ? 0
hay|ey Juraer
5 (l) 010· JkkIJR0 (231) (0&0) | Cur1e|| 8 8 l0 ....... 0 0at||a
6 (ì) 43L· Pk0fLI0kJ£ (56) W Jorv|s 4 8 ?.................S 0rowae
1 (4) ||?· M0k0kL£SS (J46) ||ss / ùov|sor 4 8 c S h|tchcott
0h££k PI£0£S: No. 1.
R·factor: Ja|e Jhe Saa|e (8!), 0raad V|z|er (16),
Vhu[oa (14).
forecast: ì·4 Cror1 V|î|er, ll·4 Jo|e !|e Sro|e, ?·c Coµr|o,
S V|ujor, l0 |rof||çote, cS !o||tWo, |oror|ess.
5.35
RILLIkMhILL.00M 00N0IJI0NS SJkS
£3,840 (4) 6f (6)
! (c) S30· 8kkV£ Pk0SP£0J0k (2!) (0) J C|oµµ|e·H]or c ? ì
J P Speacer
2 (S) 0L·1 00PLI0IJY (4) (0) J C|ver 4 ? c................... f Nortoa
3 (4) c33· fIV£ SJkk J0NI0k (8) (0&0,J) |rs | Stu||s S ? c
J P Su|||vaa(3)
4 (c) 5!5· ¬ PIS0£kN (8) (0,0,f) ! Ke11] c ? c .......... 0 8a|er
5 (l) 22·! SILkkh (4) (0&0,J) ù N|c|o||s ì ? c M 0'0oaae||(3)
6 (1) !4!· P£kf£0J k0J (6) (0&0,f) A bo|1|rç c 8 ll ..0 Probert
J0N00£ SJkkP: No. ! 0h££k PI£0£S: No. 5.
R·factor: P|sceaa (95), 8rave Prospector (93),
f|ve Star Jua|or (90).
forecast: lS·8 brove |rosµector, ?·4 ||sceor, S ||ve Stor Jur|or,
c |erfect Act, l1·c S||oo|, 11 ùuµ||c|t].
6.05
kk0IN0 P0SJ S£LLIN0 hkN0I0kP 3Y0
£!,140 (6) !m 3f (9)
! (8) 5!·3 8000I£ SJkk (4) J S |oore ? ì ............. k Powe||(5)
2 (l) 125· ¬ IN0IkN RISh (26) (f) | Ou|r|or ? ì ...J P Speacer
3 (S) 551· 8kJhRI0k S0kNN0 (25) | |vors ? c
0ather|ae 0aaaoa
4 (4) 865· kM0k£ £J Lk80k£ (23) S K|r| ? l .................J 0oy|e
5 (c) 919· kL0kIS (23) S|r | |rescott 8 ll................. S 0oaohoe
6 (c) 54L· S£N0k SkSSI (26) J S |oore 8 8.................. L kea|ry
1 (?) 0|4· 8L0£ 00SSk0k (20) | Us|er 8 1 ............. 0 Probert
8 (ì) 881· ShIk0000 VI0£ (31)(J) k |o|e] 8 1.............J 0u|aa
9 (1) 900· I 0k£kM£0 k 0k£kM (!89) ù lvor] 8 1 S h|tchcott
8LINk£kS: Nos. 5, 6 0h££k PI£0£S: Nos. !, 9.
R·f: 8ooç|e Star (39), Seaor Sass| (38), 8|ue 0ossac| (31).
forecast: ll·4 lr1|or W|s|, 1 A|çr|s, S booç|e Stor, c b|ue Cossoc|,
lS·c S||rocco V|ce, lc Arore |t |o|ore, lc Ot|ers.
6.35
kk0IN0 kJ SkYSP0kJS.00M h0kP
£2,3!0 (5) !m (8)
! (8) !4·2 80kIJ£0Ik (2) (0) | ù'Arc] S ? ì .................. L Joaes
2 (S) 9!9· 0INN£k 0kJ£ (39) (0&0) ! Ke11] ? ? c k 0|ar|(5)
3 (4) 022· hIP hIP h00kkY (20) (0,0) | ùoce S 8 l1I Moaçaa
4 (l) 6L9· J000k PkIN0£ (20) (0) A Corro|| ì 8 lc ...... k k|rby
5 (ì) 326· hkVIN0 k 8kLL (20) (0&0) | Cur1e|| ì 8 ll 0 0at||a
6 (c) 202· k8kIk0hkN (!4) | Ou|r|or 4 8 ? ................ R 0arsoa
1 (1) 424· 0NLIMIJ£0 (82) (0,0) A Corro|| ? 8 8 ........ k fox(3)
8 (c) 02!· ¬ 0N£ 0I (!4) (0&0,f) ù Ar|ut|rot c 8 8 . L kea|ry
8LINk£kS: No. 2.
R·factor: 0ae 0| (1!), 8ua|teo|r (69), h|p h|p hooray (68).
forecast: ll·4 Ore O|, ì·c buo|teo|r, S Ur||r|te1, ll·c H|µ H|µ
Hooro], l1·c A|r|oc|or, ì Hov|rç A bo||, l4 Ot|ers.
1.05
SkYSP0kJS.00M kk0IN0 h0kP 3Y0
£2,3!0 (5) !m (4)
! (l) l44· ¬ Rh00kJh000hJ (54) (0) k Horror ? ì .. 0 0'Ne|||
2 (4) c!· SRIMS0IJ (26) (S) | Jorv|s ? ì .................J M|tche||
3 (1) ì65· SkMMY kL£XkN0£k (31) ù | S|rcoc| 8 l1 M Laae
4 (c) !24· SkY 0IkM0N0 (20) J C|ver 8 lc .................. f Nortoa
8LINk£kS: No. !.
R·factor: Rhodathouçht (53), S|y 0|amoad (5!),
Sammy k|exaader (50).
forecast: lS·8 SW|rsu|t, S·c S|] ù|oror1, ì·c W|o1ot|ouç|t,
4 Sorr] A|eior1er.
L!NCF!ELD ATR KEMPT0N RUK
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Corrertor|es · 0?0 ìl8l l0l4 kesu|ts · 0?0 ìl8l l0cc
Corrertor|es · 0?0 ìl8l l0lS
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(torçue stroµ), 1.SS kesµ|er1ert A|µ|o. 8£kJ£N fkVS: lc.SS
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5.35 PIS0£kN (ab)
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70 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011
RUGBY UNION: SIX NATIONS COUNTDOWN
Picture: DAVID ROGERS
LOOK BEHIND YOU: Hape
may be replaced by Flutey
RIKI FLUTEY’S return
for Wasps has come in
perfect time for another
of England’s problem
positions to be properly
filled for the Six Nations
and the World Cup.
Not that England manager
Martin Johnson has ever admitted
having any problem at inside
centre, even though Flutey carried
a shoulder injury through much of
last season and close-season and a
calf injury which put him out of
the November Tests.
But Flutey has everything
Shontayne Hape has, probably
considerably more when fit, so a
run of decent club performances –
including a colossal European
match against Toulouse on
January 23 – ought to sway the
debate his way.
“I have a bit of game-time
coming up,” said Flutey. “All I need
to do is get on the field and I know
that will give me loads of confidence
going into the Six Nations.”
England begin the championship
against Wales in Cardiff on
February 4. Gavin Henson’s hasty
Welsh rehabilitation has continued
with a call home from Saracens for
fitness testing.
That Johnson will have to decide
between two expatriate Maoris for
a position which is now as pivotal
as fly-half says everything about
the selectors’ attitude to the
genuinely English alternatives.
Since Will Greenwood retired in
2004, there have been 14 different
England inside centres. Dominic
Waldouck is not a specialist. The
next in line, Brad Barritt and
Anthony Allen, are in the Saxons.
The more obvious Olly Barkley is
not picked anywhere.
Hape has appeared there in the
past six England Tests since
Flutey faced France in Paris last
March, England building their
midfield game around his
intense physicality and off-loading
ability, rather than his 10/12
interchangeability.
Flutey also possesses Hape’s
attributes but, in addition, has a
tactical kicking game which, when
it comes to the World Cup in
New Zealand next September,
England cannot lightly forgo.
There again, under the latest
English strategy, certainly against
southern hemisphere opposition,
Hape’s role at 12 has been so
redefined that he is never asked to
kick. So he never does.
Flutey, 30, has maintained his
place in Johnson’s elite squad of
32 despite his non-availability and
will do so again when the revised
choice is revealed next Wednesday.
“I am looking forward to playing
Harlequins and hopefully putting
myself into contention for the Six
Nations,” said Flutey. “It has been
a while with the calf injury. It took
longer than expected.”
Flutey was hurt when
Wasps were thrashed by
Northampton in October a
fortnight before England
played New Zealand. He
has had to spectate while
England were twice
beating the Wallabies but
losing to the All Blacks
and Springboks.
He said: “I got excited
in the autumn
by watching
training. The
coaches were
trying to make
it harder than it
would be on the
field in terms of
tempo, intensity
and fitness.
“There are positive signs
there with the England
team and, if I get some
game-time, I can hopefully push
for a place.”
Flutey’s club face Harlequins at
The Stoop on Saturday in a league
fixture. There will then be a
rematch in the Anglo-Welsh
LV= Cup at the end of the month,
which Wasps have said they will
take to Abu Dhabi.
The only problem is that all
of Johnson’s England players
– Quins and Wasps have seven
between them in the existing
squad – will be ineligible to
make the pioneering trip
if Johnson so decides.
Under the terms of
the RFU’s agreement
with the Premiership,
he is supposed to
have his squad for
a fortnight before
the Six Nations.
° S C A RL E T S ’
Dafydd Jones,
who won 42 caps
for Wales, has
been forced into
retirement at
31 by a chronic
s h o u l d e r
injury.
Flutey holds
inside track
for Johnson
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PERFECT
TIMING:
Flutey
has lifted
England by
returning
for Wasps
RUGBY LEAGUE
MATT COOPER is ready
to consider offers from
Super League clubs for
2012 when he arrives in
England with St George
Illawarra Dragons for
next month’s world club
title clash with Wigan.
Former Australia
centre Cooper, 31, is in
the final year of his
contract and although
he has a successful
men’s fashion business
in his home-town of
Wollongong, he could be
tempted into a career
swansong in England.
The Dragons are going
for a clean sweep of the
available silverware
when they take on the
Warriors on February 27.
Yet Wigan legend
Martin Offiah says it will
take a “great team” to
stop them this season.
Wigan won their first
Grand Final for 12 years
last October in coach
Michael Maguire’s first
season in charge.
And Offiah said: “If
anything, Wigan are 12
months ahead of where
they should really be.
“There are a lot of
great players coming
through the youth system
and they are also
making good signings.”
MARTIN RICHARDS
Champ Lewis
turns on power
ADRIAN LEWIS
believes he has finally
stepped out of Phil
Taylor’s shadow by
lifting the Ladbrokes.
com world title.
Lewis beat
Scotland’s Gary
Anderson 7-5 in an
absorbing PDC world
When I first came into
the game, it put a lot
of pressure on me.
“You do your own
thing. He never
sponsored me or
anything. He was a
Lewis’s aim is to
shed three stone. He
weighs 19st and said:
“I am going to cut out
Chinese food and stick
to salads, chicken and
pasta. I want to be fit
for longer games.”
Stoke-on-Trent and
they used to practise
together.
Lewis said: “People
would say, ‘He’s Phil’s
understudy’, but now
I have won the title I
have broken away.
practice
partner, same
as my dad is.
“He told me
to go to bed
earlier and told
me a few things
I should be
doing as a pro.
It was not a
protege thing.”
final at
Alexandra
Palace to
confirm a
talent that had
emerged seven
years ago.
Like 15-time
champion
Taylor, Lewis,
25, is from
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DIVING: PREPARATION FOR LONDON 2012
Focus is the
Daley grind
By Gideon Brooks
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Murray keeping
his options open
ANDY MURRAY has not yet ruled
himself out of Britain’s Davis Cup tie
against Tunisia in March.
British No1 Murray, who makes
himself available on a tie-by-tie basis,
will meet Leon Smith, the GB Davis
Cup captain, to discuss whether he
might feature in the Europe/Africa
Zone Group II match at Bolton.
“We’ve got a few home matches
Serbia’s first Davis Cup title in
November. “I would like to have won
the Davis Cup, too,” said Murray.
“I’m sure it was the best way Novak
could have thought to end his year.”
There is also the small matter of
the 2012 Olympics. Murray has not
played in the Davis Cup since the 3-2
defeat by Poland in September 2009,
which relegated GB from Group I.
triumphs for teenagers George
Morgan and Josh Sapwell in
December’s Orange Bowl in Florida
point to better times ahead.
“We’ve been a bit guilty in Britain
of thinking the juniors is not relevant,”
said Murray. “But in almost every one
of the last 15 years, four or five of our
top juniors end up in the world’s top
100. It’s a good sign.”
coming up and that makes
it a lot easier to decide,” he
said. “I’ll make a decision
probably nearer the time,
but we’ll sit down and see.”
Murray, who has
demonstrated his
enjoyment of team events
by preparing for the
Australian Open at the
Hopman Cup in Perth,
practised yesterday with
Novak Djokovic, the world
No 3 fresh from winning
International Tennis Federation rules
state he must therefore make himself
available for the team either this year
or in the first part of next in order to
be eligible for London 2012.
Murray aside, the lack of progress
among Britain’s men has been in
TENNIS
From Alexandra Willis in Perth
MURRAY: Decision
stark contrast to recent
successes in the women’s
game.
Heather Watson, junior
US Open champion in 2009,
demolished Thailand’s
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
6-1, 6-1 in the first round of
the WTA International in
Auckland. There is also the
developing prospect of
Murray’s Hopman Cup
team-mate Laura Robson.
However, impressive
KEEPING IT CLOSE
TO HIS CHEST:
Daley is not getting
carried away with
thoughts of 2012
but will use the
nationals to fine-tune
his repertoire
AS FAR as views of London
go, few places in the capital
offer a better one than
the terraces of the Royal
Observatory in Greenwich,
even if it was built to look
at the stars not the streets.
In addition to the landmarks of
the city scraping the skyline to the
north, to the east you can see the
steel framework of the Olympic
Stadium poking above the murky
tops of industrial Stratford.
Tom Daley was just about the
only person there yesterday trying
steadfastly not to look north, east
or west. His attempted focus, he
said in time-honoured fashion of
sportsmen, was his next step only.
That will be the first exam of his
A-level maths course in five days’
time – a daunting enough prospect,
he said. “If you start thinking too
much about 2012, it will get to you.
You have to take it competition by
competition,” he added.
Daley has had plenty of practice
of taking his mind off the pressures
of the pool. Precocious junior
talent, the youngest British world
champion in any sport aged 14,
followed by envy from team-mates,
bullying at school and his dad,
Rob, having twice been diagnosed
with a brain tumour.
Happily, much of that is behind
him, including Daley senior being
two-thirds of the way through his
second bout of chemotherapy,
with the tumour shrinking. “It’s
going well,” said Daley, 16.
With all that going on in the
background, it is a wonder he can
work out his tuck from his pike.
Daley was back in a pair of trunks
yesterday after a brief Christmas
and new year break fine-tuning
one from the other, with a view to
resuming competition at the end
of this month in the National
Championships in Southend.
The injury to his triceps that
held him back last year – ruling
him out of the individual 10metre
competition at the Euros in
Budapest in August, but which
did not stop him taking double
gold in individual and synchro at
the Commonwealth Games in
Delhi – is all but mended. And he
is ready to groove a programme of
dives that he hopes will carry the
highest difficulty rating around
by the time of the World
Championships in Shanghai in
July, an event at which the top
eight men in the world will qualify
for the Olympics.
“Shanghai will be the main
target for my year,” he said. “Top
eight will get me to London as I
understand the selection policy –
and that is massive. So Southend
will be a good opportunity to try
out my new programme.
“There will be at least one extra
dive there – the nationals are a
good place to try it because if it
doesn’t work out, it’s not the end
of the world. But I would like to
have the full [Olympic] dive list
ready by Shanghai.
“For that, I will train the front
three-and-a-half pike and the
front four-and-a-half tuck and,
when it is perfected, it will be the
toughest dive list in the world, or
at the least equal hardest.
“That said, one of the Chinese
divers will probably come out and
do the most insane list.”
China still appears the most
likely barrier to Daley winning gold
next year. Olympic champion Matt
Mitcham hails from Australia but,
at the 2009 World Championships
in Rome, where Daley won gold,
the two men flanking him on the
podium, Qiu Bo and Zhou Luxin,
were from China.
Daley, who finished seventh in
the individual competition in
Beijing after a fractious attempt in
the synchro with Blake Aldridge
ended in acrimony, is perhaps best
judged on his Rome performance,
given an injury plagued 2010. He
will dive with Max Brick in the
synchro this season, which will
again allow him to fine-tune.
Asked whether he finally feels in
control of his own destiny, Daley
admitted he did. Does he believe
he can win gold in 19 months? “I’m
not looking that far ahead,” he
said. “But yes, I do feel I can.”
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FOOTBALL: BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
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IT was another day
of managerial
casualties in the lower
leagues yesterday as
Charlton, Walsall and
Stockport all sacked
their bosses.
Phil Parkinson and his
coaching staff were
dismissed by Charlton’s
new owners following
the previous night’s 4-2
home loss to Swindon.
Following the takeover
of the club last week,
new chairman Michael
Slater had stated he
would back Parkinson in
the January transfer
window and give him
every support.
But he backtracked
on his comments,
confirming the
departure of Parkinson,
assistant manager Tim
Breacker and first-team
coach Mark Kinsella.
Dennis Wise is the hot
favourite to succeed
Parkinson and in the
meantime Keith
Peacock has been
installed as caretaker
manager.
“Clearly, improvement
is needed on the field.
The team have not won
in the league since
November and recent
performances have
simply not been good
enough,” said Slater.
“Last night’s defeat
convinced us as a board
that change is required
now while we are still in
the hunt for promotion
and that we must
appoint a new manager
to give us every chance
of going up.”
Walsall sacked
manager Chris
Hutchings and his
assistant, Martin
O’Connor, with the
Saddlers rock-bottom
of League One.
Paul Simpson was
axed at Stockport after
less than six months in
the job. The League Two
club have won just five
of their 23 league games
since Simpson was
installed as Gary
Ablett’s successor in
July and lie four points
above the relegation
zone.
°Ê
BURNLEY caretaker
manager Stuart
Gray has revealed he is
in talks to extend the
loan of Manchester City
striker John Guidetti.
°Ê
FRUSTRATED
Portsmouth
manager Steve Cotterill
is set to consider his
long-term future at
Fratton Park amid fears
he cannot strengthen his
squad sufficiently during
the transfer window.
He is also concerned
that some members of
his squad could be sold
in January, including
Nigeria striker John
Utaka, who has been
linked with a move to
Turkey.
Cotterill has had one
five-minute talk by
phone with club owner
Balram Chainrai about
transfer dealings and is
believed to be
desperately unhappy at
the small amount of
cash available for new
players.
He said: “There may
be a bit of money but I
don’t think it will make a
significant difference.”
Sooner you go,
‘This wasn’t just a cheap stunt’
By Matthew Dunn
FIGHT CLUB: Balotelli, left, and Jerome Boateng
SCRAP HEAP: Kolo Toure, left, is tackled by Emmanuel Adebayor in training yesterday and reacts, above, before being separated
KEAN: New two-year-plus deal
Whole new brawl game
as Kolo warns Adebayor
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MANCHESTER City’s warring
players were at it again
yesterday when Emmanuel
Adebayor and Kolo Toure had
to be pulled apart after a
training-ground brawl.
Team-mates dived in to separate
the former Arsenal pair, who warmed
up for tonight’s visit to their old club
by seeing red , before an ear-bashing
from manager Roberto Mancini.
Toure is alleged to have told
unsettled Adebayor, “The sooner you
are out of here, the better”.
The fight is likely to hasten the
departure of out-of-favour Adebayor,
with a clutch of clubs, including Real
Madrid, Aston Villa and West Brom,
interested in taking him on loan.
Adebayor has not travelled with the
squad to north London having only
just recovered from a heel injury, while
Toure has lost his place in the back
four to Joleon Lescott .
The spat is the latest in a series of
bust-ups which have disfigured City’s
season and came on the eve of their
bid to end their longest-running away
jinx at Arsenal, stretching back 27
trips to October 1975.
Jerome Boateng and Mario Balotelli
had a scrap in training in October,
while Yaya Toure and James Milner
had a heated verbal disagreement at
half-time of the home game against
Arsenal, when Toure was substituted
and then astounded fans by driving off
before the game was over.
Earlier this season, Kolo Toure
launched a scathing attack on his
team-mates for not earning their big
wages – which many interpreted as a
thinly veiled criticism of Adebayor.
Toure had said: “You need to be
honest, even if you hurt people – and
there are some players here who I’m
not scared
to say are
not working
hard enough
for the
team.
“Some do
not do
enough in
training but
still expect
to play. You
can’t have a
place in the
had been
substituted
a g a i n s t
Bolton.
Balotelli
followed his
c apt ai n’ s
example by
produci ng
a sulky
r e s p o n s e
to being
replaced at
West Ham a
team, even as an international, if you
don’t show what you can do in
training.
“ We have the best job in the world
and if the manager says, ‘You have not
worked hard enough, you will only get
half your wages this week’ it would
make players fight harder.”
Vincent Kompany and Adebayor
tore into each other during the defeat
at Wolves and Mancini has been
involved in a few bust-ups himself. He
and his captain, Carlos Tevez, had a
dressing-room screaming match after
the Newcastle game, which Mancini
later claimed was “ballsy” and
designed to wake up his dozy team.
Their uneasy truce erupted again
last month, when Tevez launched an
angry tirade at Mancini after he
week later before storming straight
down the tunnel.
No wonder Mancini was happy to
agree with the verdict of Manchester
United’s Darren Fletcher, who, among
others, believes that City lack the
know-how and team unity to handle
the pressure of a title run-in.
Mancini continues to play down
City’s title chances and is happy for
people to throw up reasons why they
can not win it .
“I agree with people who say United,
Chelsea and Arsenal have more
experience than us to win a title,” he
said. “The other teams are more used
to staying there [at the top] long term.
I’m quite happy for the pressure to be
on them and not us.”
Mancini suffered another blow when
David Silva and Balotelli were ruled
out of tonight’s game by knee injuries.
Silva could be out for a fortnight.
But one look at his expensively
assembled squad, which is soon to be
strengthened by the arrival of striker
Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg , convinces
him that City have the players with
the mental and physical toughness to
win their first title since 1968.
Tevez has won titles in Brazil,
Argentina and two in England with
United; Toure was a key member of
Arsenal’s 2003-04 “Invincibles”; his
brother Yaya won everything there is
to win with Barcelona; David Silva is a
European Championship and World
Cup winner with Spain; Nigel De Jong
reached the World Cup final with
Holland, while new boy Dzeko was a
key figure when Wolfsburg were
winners of the Bundesliga in 2009.
Not a group of players with a track
record of choking when the going
gets tough.
Mancini added: “Players like Tevez,
De Jong, Yaya and Kolo have the
necessary experience. We have players
who have done good work in their
careers. We have good players but we
can improve because it is impossible
that this squad can’t improve.”
They certainly know how to scrap,
as yesterday’s scenes testify.
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TANNER
STEVE KEAN has admitted
that Blackburn are further
away than ever from signing
either Ronaldinho or David
Beckham after it emerged
that Damien Duff is also on
their January shopping list .
Reports in Italy late last
night suggested Brazilian
Ronaldinho had agreed terms
with home-town club Gremio.
Nevertheless, Kean – the
man set to be rewarded with a
two-year-plus contract by his
bosses – was adamant that
targeting the world’s best and
most famous players was not
just a cheap publicity stunt
by Indian owners Venky’s.
It is hard to know what to
make of the fact that, having
claimed those two marquee
signings as his own, Kean did
not mention either name in a
two-hour meeting with his
most trusted colleagues at
Ewood Park on Friday. A
meeting specifically set up to
discuss January targets.
So after hearing him claim
that the list he had been
talking about with the owners
“for weeks” was, indeed, his
list, I was intrigued.
“Just to clarify – you had a
meeting on Friday to discuss
transfer targets,” I asked.
“Was Ronaldinho’s name
mentioned in that meeting?”
“No, he wasn’t mentioned
in that meeting,” said Kean.
“Why not?”
“The meeting was more
about domestic targets.”
“Even though you were
talking about players to play
alongside him?”
“He was not mentioned.
There is a development list
and a foreign list. The
meeting was for me, Martin
Glover [chief scout] Kevin
Cruickshank [recruitment
co-ordinator] and [ chairman]
John Williams to talk about
who was going to be doing
what on domestic signings. ”
That level of communication
may or may not be OK for the
staff – but Chris Samba, set to
play against Liverpool tonight,
said: “The least Venky’s could
have done is come to us and
explain their project. They
haven’t , it’s a lack of respect. I
don’t want to be part of it.”
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FOOTBALL: BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
the better...
Row is all Dunne and dusted
Pictures: PAUL COUSANS
DZEKO: ‘£27m not a risk
for Manchester City’
by team-mates, boss Mancini, above in red, and coach Attilio Lombardo, as Toure points to Adebayor saying it is time he left
DUNNE: Buckled down
Wenger can’t compete
with the crazy wages

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THE unexpected offer – via a Sky
TV interview – of a “two or three
year” contract for Blackburn
manager Steve Kean will bring
Rovers’ new owners Venky’s cosily
back around the table with agent
Jerome Anderson.
His SEM agency are part of the
Kentaro Group that advised the
make the decision to sack Sam
Allardyce and leave Kean, an SEM
client, in his place. “OK, they
were there to help us with the
takeover,” chairwoman Anuradha
Desai said, distancing herself from
the agent. “But I don’t think there
was any undue influence after that.”
Indian family
over the
acquisition of
the club
because they
had such scant
knowledge of
football. The
same people
then felt they
had learnt
enough to
°
BLOOMFIELD ROAD finally
hosted some football last
night for the first time in 45 days.
Blackpool failed to install
undersoil heating in the summer
but will not be fined.
Down the road at another
Premier League club, they
estimate the cost of running such
a system is £2,000 a day. Another
£90,000 in the bank for the
Seasiders then. Kerching.
°
LEEDS chairman Ken Bates
recently turned 79 but there is
no sign of him getting confused in
his old age. Well, not much.
In a programme-notes diatribe
against Russia and students, he
wrote: “Batons to the heads, knees
to the groin and this for people
who still defecate statues, smash
windows and assault the police.”
Or should that have been
desecrate? Nelson’s Column and a
very strained face spring to mind.
FERGUSON: Rant
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SIR ALEX Ferguson, always so
careful with his words, clearly had a
few exceptions in mind when he
ranted against agents on Irish
television.
“At United, I think most of my
first-team players deserve what
they’re getting,” he said, without
naming names. Certainly first-team
coach Rene Meulensteen hinted
magazine for Dutch ex-pats in
Manchester.
“All of us – staff, coaches
masseurs, groundsmen, etc – put
on our balaclavas and went over to
Rooney’s home to explain to him
that going to Manchester City was
not done,” he joked.
that the staff at
the club had
their own views
on whether
throwing
money at
Wayne Rooney
recently was
the right
approach in an
article written
for a quarterly
ARSENE WENGER has
said Manchester City have
removed the last remnants
of reality from the transfer
market with their money-
no-object spending policy.
And the Daily Express can reveal
that even super-rich Real Madrid
have told City to get real over their
demand that clubs interested in
taking Emmanuel Adebayor on
loan must pay his £170,000-a-week
wages.
On the eve of City’s trip to
Wenger’s Arsenal tonight, boss
Roberto Mancini confirmed the
Eastlands club have agreed a fee
believed to be £27million for
Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko.
Wenger tracked Dzeko for two
years but admits City can up the
stakes to such an extent that he
cannot afford to take them on.
“It is a risk for me, not for them,”
said Wenger. “If you have £100 in
your pocket and you put £90 on a
blackjack table, you take a risk. But
if you have £5m in your pocket and
put £90 on a blackjack table it is
not a risk. So £27m is not a risk for
Manchester City.
“There is no realistic transfer
market. You know why? Because
clubs like City, Bayern Munich and
Real Madrid can always put £30m
on the table for the super player.
When I signed in England, this
question did not exist. Every club
was run within its resources.
Chelsea and Manchester City are
new problems in football.”
Despite Wenger’s claim that
Madrid are among the big-
spenders, they have
already indicated they
are not prepared to pay
all of Adebayor’s City
salary if they follow
up their interest in
taking him on
loan as cover for
the injured
Gonzalo Higuain.
Liverpool, Everton and
Aston Villa are also interested
in Adebayor but they, too,
would baulk at the striker’s
wages. City are so far refusing
to sanction a deal with top-
four rivals Tottenham.
Despite signing him for £25m
from Arsenal just 18 months
ago, City have frozen Adebayor,
26, out of their plans and will
be even more desperate to
offload him after yesterday’s
training-ground bust-up
with team-mate Kolo Toure.
Wenger believes Adebayor has
struggled to respond to having
to compete for a place with
other stars such as Carlos
Tevez and Mario Balotelli.
He also thinks the player
has not properly
recovered from coming
under gunfire attack
with the rest of the
Togo squad at last
year’s African
Nations Cup.
“Adebayor is
maybe a victim of
too much
competition,” said
Wenger. “He is a
player who needs
confidence and needs
to feel that he is a
regular.
“But he was not
high-maintenance at
Arsenal. He was always on time,
he worked well and he was never
disrespectful. Sometimes he needed
some one-on-one attention, but no
more than anybody else.
“I think what happened
with the national team had
an influence on his mind
because he was doing
extremely well before he went to
the African Nations Cup last year.
“What happened was not a small
incident and for the rest of the
season it certainly had an impact
on his mind.”
Other than trying to ship out
Adebayor, City are also trying to
sell Shaun Wright-Phillips and
Wayne Bridge this month. West
Ham are interested in the pair but
cannot afford their wages.
Bolton are monitoring the
situation of Wright-Phillips as well,
but they, too, would struggle to
match his salary and Wenger is
clearly against the idea of City
subsidising the wages of their
unwanted players in order to get
rid of them.
“If you look at the number of
players who cost £20m who do not
even get on the bench at Man City,
then £27m for Dzeko is not a risk,”
said Wenger. “The risk is linked with
the amount of money you have in
your pocket.
“They can afford the wages of the
players who aren’t playing. The
problem is when you loan your
players out and you pay half of their
wages. Is that right or wrong? Is
that legal or not legal.”
Wenger is waiting to find out
whether centre-back Thomas
Vermaelen is likely to recover from
his Achilles injury to play again this
season before deciding whether to
make a bid to buy a new defender.
Arsenal are big admirers of
Bolton’s Gary Cahill, who is also
interesting Chelsea. Bolton boss
Owen Coyle wants to take Gunners
forward Carlos Vela on loan.
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MATT
LAW
ASTON VILLA No2 Gary
McAllister and Richard
Dunne have made their
peace following a training-
ground bust-up.
Dunne was dropped from
the squad after the row
but was restored for Villa’s
3-3 draw at Chelsea – a
performance manager
Gerard Houllier believes
could be the turning point
of a dismal season.
McAllister, who came to
Villa with Houllier in
September, praised Dunne
for the way he has
responded. “Dunne was left
out – it was down to the
fact that we needed to
make some changes, we
were conceding too many
goals,” said McAllister.
“His response has been
what I expected from
someone who has been left
out of the team. Dunne has
buckled down, worked
hard and got himself back
in the side.
“I am not going to talk
about what happens in the
workplace but I don’t have
a problem with Richard. It
was nothing that doesn’t
happen in training grounds
up and down the country.
“We are both professional
people, we have a job to do
and we both want to win.
Dunne is going to be a big
player for us.
“We need everybody
looking to improve Villa.
That’s what we work on
every day – the togetherness,
everybody pulling in the
same direction.
“It’s very much team
before self and the club
before everybody else.” Villa
need to follow up their
improved display at Chelsea
with a win over Sunderland
tonight. Villa have won only
three of 15 games under
Houllier and are a slender
two points away from the
relegation zone.
Houllier is looking to sign
at least two players this
month but McAllister says
no one they want to keep
will be heading for the exit.
“There’s loads going on,”
he said. “But we won’t lose
anybody we don’t want to.”
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Picture: MARK KOLBE
PLEA:
Redknapp
wants the
deal
sorted
quickly
Harry
calling
time on
Becks
WAITING
GAME:
Beckham
needs a
decision
from
his MLS
club
LA Galaxy
TOTTENHAM manager
Harry Redknapp has told
LA Galaxy to hurry up and
decide whether David
Beckham is allowed to play
in the Premier League.
Beckham wants to commit to
White Hart Lane until March,
when the MLS season restarts,
but has not been given permission
from his American club yet.
Redknapp fears the move being
a “waste of time” if Beckham, 35,
arrives late in the January transfer
window, as he will have little
chance of making an impact on
the title race.
“It can’t go too long or it will be
a waste of time,” said Redknapp.
“By the time David comes here
and settles in, if it’s four, five or six
weeks, then it’s a waste. We need
to know really.
“I was looking at three months
really. Suddenly we’re talking nine
weeks, or nine or 10 games, and it’s
getting less and less.”
There were hopes Beckham
would arrive in time to face former
club Manchester United a week
on Sunday, but Redknapp
admits he has not heard of
any progress since the
weekend.
If Beckham played
against United, he
would be in contention
for more than 10
games – but a short-
term deal means a
limited time to
make an impression.
“I’m not cooling
on the idea but if it’s
only a very short-term
deal it can be a problem,
as much as I like him,”
added Redknapp. “I can’t
start leaving people out then mess
around with the team again when
David goes back.”
While Beckham’s aim is to
maintain his fitness levels and
force his way back into Fabio
Capello’s England squad,
Redknapp wants to use his
experience to help Tottenham’s
Premier League title challenge.
Spurs travel to Goodison Park
tonight and face another player
Redknapp is interested in.
He is monitoring South Africa
midfielder Steven Pienaar, whose
contract at Everton runs out at
the end of the season. “If he does
not sign a contract
he will be a great
free transfer for
someone at the end of the year ,”
said Redknapp.
“At the moment he still belongs
to Everton . They are still trying to
keep him, we’ll wait and see what
happens with that.”
Redknapp also revealed he is an
admirer of Real Madrid midfielder
Lassana Diarra but believes Real
will refuse to sell the player he
once brought to Portsmouth.
David Bentley and Robbie
Keane will be allowed to leave the
club but only on permanent deals
rather than loans, while Niko
Kranjcar is a player Redknapp
wants to keep if he is prepared to
be patient.
“Niko is not the type you can
replace at the club,” said
Redknapp. “He’s a class act. He
will get back in and will get a
chance to play in a tough second
half of the season. I’d love to keep
him here.”
Jonathan Woodgate will be
loaned out after returning from a
groin problem, with Redknapp
adding: “It’s cured, hopefully. He
took injections to take the pain
away. It’s like having backache
and you wake up one day and it’s
gone. He feels good and you just
hope it doesn’t come back.”
Ahead of tonight’s clash, Alan
Hutton will have a foot injury
checked and William Gallas is
hoping to recover from tight
hamstrings. The last game between
the two sides was one of the few
occasions when Gareth Bale has
been kept quiet this season. On
that day, Phil Neville did what
Inter Milan’s Maicon failed to do
in the Champions League.
“Neville played him well but he
would because he is a top-class
right-back with experience,” said
Redknapp. “He knows what he’s
doing.”
By Mike McGrath
Ancelotti: I’m lucky
to still be in charge
His key senior men, the
thirtysomethings such as skipper
John Terry, Didier Drogba, Nicolas
Anelka and Frank Lampard, have
had their performances analysed and
dissected in Chelsea’s fall from grace.
But Ancelotti stoutly defended
them, saying: “If you have to judge
the players now, you can say that
they are old, they have lost
motivation and are not good players.
But we have to calm down and
criticised players should be
judged at the end of May,
not now.
He said: “When you go to
a restaurant, you have to
pay the bill when you have
finished eating.
“It’s the same in football.
You have to pay the bill at
the end of the season. It is
then that the club can judge
my job and everything else.”
optimist, saying: “I have
trust in the players.
“Obviously I have to do
my job better but we have
the skills and ability to
come back to how we
played at the start of the
season, winning a lot of
games and playing
wonderful football.
“The season is very long.
Maybe the teams that are
doing well now could have a difficult
moment in a month’s time. We have
to keep going and not lose our
confidence.
“The gap now is not easy to close
but there is enough time to come
back and fight for the title.”
And Ancelotti is confident about
tonight’s clash, saying: “We will
win.” An unthinkable defeat by
Wolves, however, will be a telling
body blow.
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winning position against Aston Villa
and Ancelotti said: “I’m not happy
because things are not so good but
the players are doing everything to
leave our difficult moment behind.”
Ancelotti, who won the Double in
his first season at Stamford Bridge
last term, believes both he and his
remember that these are still
fantastic players. Nothing has
changed in two or three months.”
Nothing, apart from the results,
with Sunday’s stoppage-time
equaliser conceded against Aston
Villa – a minute after Chelsea took a
3-2 lead – symbolising the present
uncertainty and malaise. But
Ancelotti remains the eternal
DROGBA: Off form
‘I’ll stick with Toffees’
MOYES: Will not resign
DAVID MOYES is adamant he will
not walk away from the arduous task
of reviving Everton’s fortunes.
He remains convinced his squad
has not reached the end of its cycle
despite expectations he would be
challenging Spurs for a Champions
League berth this season, rather than
peering anxiously over his shoulder.
Tottenham arrive at Goodison Park
tonight with Moyes looking to plot an
overdue home win without Tim Cahill
or the injured Phil Jagielka.
Rumours that Moyes was
considering his position swirled
around Merseyside following the 2-0
defeat to Stoke at the weekend but,
asked if he had thought about
quitting, he said: “I wouldn’t do that.
“Look at the record. I’ve been here
eight years and how many times have
we finished in Europe? Four times.
“We have had dodgy spells before
and come through them, so you hope
everyone keeps the faith and keeps
believing.
“ What the team needs is a couple of
additions to freshen it up.”
A loan deal for Tottenham’s David
Bentley could materialise before the
end of the transfer window but
Everton will have to sell first, with
Leicester City interested in Yakubu.
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Hughes steadied
by Carson slip-up
Pollitt ready to make
return in derby clash
Coyle’s phone is on
silent over Cahill
Picture: STUART ROBINSON
POLLITT: On standby
FULHAM 3
WEST BROM 0
Chopra’s
big boost
for Jones
BELLAMY: Opened the scoring
MICHAEL CHOPRA lightened
the load on under-fire manager
Dave Jones with a 79th-minute
winner that sent Cardiff back
up to second in the table.
Chopra sunk Leeds with his
first goal since mid-November
as the Welsh club moved back
into the automatic promotion
places at the expense of
Norwich.
Richard Snodgrass
threatened to heap more
misery on faltering Cardiff
when he cancelled out Craig
Bellamy’s first-half strike in
the 59th minute. But Chopra
sealed the points when he
lifted the ball over Kasper
Schmeichel after being sent
clear by Peter Whittingham’s
40-yard pass.
It allowed Cardiff to bounce
back from a nightmare week
which saw them beaten at
Watford and Bristol City and
concede seven goals in the
process.
Leeds arrived in South Wales
unbeaten since their 4-0 home
drubbing at the hands of the
Welsh side at the end of
October. Jones’ players
profited from some slack
defending that night and
Leeds appeared not to have
learnt their lesson as Bellamy
fired Cardiff in front after
11 minutes. On-loan
Manchester City forward
Bellamy played a one-two with
Whittingham and the visitors’
defence stood still as he
squeezed the ball between
Schmeichel and the near post.
Despite a dismal run which
had yielded just eight points
from 10 games, Cardiff did not
look like a side lacking
confidence and only
Schmeichel stopped them
extending their lead, keeping
out Chris Burke’s angled strike
and seconds later pushing
away Bellamy’s stinging effort
from just outside the box.
Leeds failed to pose a threat
until the 40th minute when
Billy Paynter headed a
Snodgrass corner over.
But they stung the hosts
after the break when
Snodgrass struck with a
stunning 25-yard effort against
the run of play.
However Cardiff rallied and
deserved to take the three
points when Chopra ended his
drought 11 minutes from time.
CARDIFF 2
LEEDS 1
FULHAM boss Mark Hughes
has spent plenty of time
bemoaning his luck this
season, with injuries, the
woodwork and unfortunate
ricochets hampering his
side’s battle for safety.
But last night he received his full
complement of gift-wrapped goodies
including a Scott Carson clanger
which handed his side the initiative
and set them on the way to only their
second win in 11 Premier League
games.
For all that the talk at half-time
was of Carson’s ‘Croatia moment’ – a
repeat of his England horror show in
2007 – letting a lashed effort from
Simon Davies skim off the side of his
gloves, West Brom’s defence were
not far behind with their red faces.
Twice after the break they allowed
Fulham players to arrive unmarked
in the six-yard area to nod home
tamely from corners.
In the space of nine minutes early
in the second half, Clint Dempsey
and Brede Hangeland were allowed
to nod home unchallenged.
Fulham’s promising reserve
goalkeeper David Stockdale took
over the gloves from Mark Schwarzer
with the Australian off on Asian Cup
duty until the end of the month.
More worryingly for Hughes, who
has been hammered by bad luck
particularly to his front men, Andy
Johnson was missing having
complained of a tight hamstring in
training.
With Bobby Zamora reportedly
out until the end of February and
Moussa Dembele continuing to
struggle with an ankle injury suffered
in mid-November, Hughes has few
striking options.
West Brom manager Roberto Di
Matteo was also forced into changes,
with Steven Reid absent for six
weeks with a knee injury and Pablo
Ibanez and Paul Scharner joining
the walking wounded after pushing
Manchester United close last
weekend. Di Matteo’s defensive crisis
got worse on the half hour when left-
back Marek Cech limped off after
appearing to catch his studs when
challenging John Pantsil.
Fulham, though, took time to
seriously trouble Carson in Albion’s
goal. Diomansy Kamara had forced
the former England man into a stop
when spinning and shooting low on
the left side of the penalty area after
five minutes.
And with five minutes to go in the
half he tipped a shot from Damien
Duff around the post – Hangeland
putting a free header from the
resulting corner fractionally wide
under pressure from Carson.
It was perhaps down to a lack of
action and a chilly night that Carson
was caught unawares by Fulham’s
opener.
Carson was not solely to blame –
Youssouf Mulumbu was all too easily
dispossessed by Dickson Etuhu 30
yards out – but with Davies picking
up the ball and firing a shot right at
him, Carson inexplicably let the ball
skim off his gloves into the top left
corner.
Fulham emerged much the
stronger from the break – a shot from
Duff that narrowly skimmed the far
post after 54 minutes proving the
precursor to a bad few minutes for
the Baggies that sealed their fate.
Dempsey’s headed goal two
minutes later was followed by
Hangeland’s free header after 65
minutes, sealing the
points and a much-
needed boost for Hughes.
FULHAM (4-4-2): Stockdale; Pantsil,
Hughes, Hangeland, Baird; Duff,
Murphy, Etuhu, Davies (Riise 82); Dempsey
(E Johnson 87), Kamara (Gera 63). Goals: Davies
45, Dempsey 56, Hangeland 65.
WEST BROM (4-3-2-1): Carson; Hurst, Zuiverloon,
Jara, Cech (Shorey 33); Mulumbu (Fortune 62),
Dorrans, Morrison (Cox 69); Thomas, Brunt;
Odemwingie. Booked: Odemwingie.
Referee: M Atkinson (West Yorkshire).
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GIDEON
BROOKS
OWEN COYLE admits he is
surprised he has not had to
field a host of calls about
Bolton defender Gary Cahill.
Chelsea and Arsenal are
both said to be considering a
swoop for centre-back Cahill,
25, who has forced his way
into Fabio Capello’s plans.
Coyle rates him as a
potential £20million player.
Cahill joined Bolton from
Aston Villa for £5m three years
ago and has been one of the
bargains of recent years.
Coyle, whose Bolton side
host Wigan tonight, said:
“There has been speculation
but I can categorically say I’ve
had no dialogue with any club
about Gary Cahill or any other
of my players.
“It’s a nice surprise. Long
may that continue in this
window, as I want to keep the
group we have together and
add to that to help them.
“But for Gary and those
types of players, January is
not the best time for them to
move. For that type of player
– a huge signing of £20m – the
right time is at the end of the
season so you can bed in.”
VETERAN keeper Mike
Pollitt is on standby for
Wigan’s derby against Bolton
tonight as he bids to make up
for his Chelsea nightmare.
First-choice Ali Al Habsi is
ruled out of the game as part
of his loan deal from Bolton
and back-up Chris Kirkland
has been struggling with a
back problem after returning
from a loan stint at Leicester.
Latics manager Roberto
Martinez will make a late call
on his selection today as he
is concerned about throwing
in Kirkland before he is fit.
That could mean turning to
Pollitt, who is 39 next month
and has not played since
Wigan’s 8-0 hammering at
Chelsea on the final day of
last season.
Martinez said: “I haven’t
made my mind up yet. I need
to see how they are.
“I have no fear about
putting Mike back in. That
Chelsea game was a one-off.
“Mike won’t have been
affected. He is a better keeper
now than he was two years
ago. He is someone I have
complete faith in.”
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FOOTBALL: BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Dann the man
as Blues add
to Ollie’s woe
By Matthew Dunn
Pictures: MAGI HAROUN and JON SUPER
BLACKPOOL 1
BIRMINGHAM 2
GOLD
TRAFFORD:
Giggs and
Hernandez
celebrate the
opener, top,
while Nani,
right, fires in
the second
goal for
United in
victory over
Stoke City
last night
SCOTT DANN’s first goal
since the opening day of the
season and Alex Hleb’s first
Premier League strike for
over three years lifted
Birmingham out of the
bottom three and continued
a miserable new year for
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.
Holloway said in his
programme notes he did not
want 2010 to end and you
could see why as Dann
thundered home Roger
Johnson’s knock down with
a minute to go to complete a
Birmingham double.
It all came right in the end
for Alex McLeish’s men after
rookie referee Jon Moss,
making his Premier League
debut, denied them two
penalties.
And it meant DJ
Campbell’s fourth goal in as
many games – a 68th minute
volley from Gary Taylor-
Fletcher’s assist – was not
enough to earn Blackpool
their first point of 2011.
Lee Bowyer began a
three-match suspension
after accepting a charge of
violent conduct towards
Bacary Sagna in
Birmingham’s New Year’s
Day game against Arsenal.
He will also miss cup trips
to Millwall and West Ham
but with his club starting
last night’s game in the
bottom three, the Premier
League is the main concern.
The last three games at
Bloomfield Road were
cancelled due to a frozen
pitch but last night it was
the players who seemed to
take ages to warm up as
Birmingham enjoyed the
best of the opening
exchanges.
They should have taken
the lead inside six minutes
when Matt Derbyshire
worked his way through the
Blackpool defence courtesy
of a fortunate deflection. He
crossed selflessly for
Cameron Jerome who
somehow got his feet in a
muddle and could not even
get a shot in from 10 yards.
Blackpool finally got going
in the 14th minute when
Matt Phillips met Charlie
Adam’s cross with a volley
which lacked power and Ben
Foster saved with his feet.
Unfortunately for Holloway’s
men, Stephen Crainey was
still half asleep in the 24th
minute when he gifted the
ball straight to Hleb on the
edge of his own area and the
on-loan Barcelona midfielder
had a clear run-in to score.
Birmingham continued to
look the more potent and
Jerome had another chance
just before the break when
Hleb fed him only for
Richard Kingson to save.
From the corner,
Birmingham felt they had a
fair shout for a penalty. True,
Craig Cathcart was standing
very close when Roger
Johnson flicked the ball up
in the air but what were the
Blackpool defender’s hands
doing above his head? Moss
– already doing little to
endear himself to the visiting
fans – waved play on.
If a half-time team talk
from Holloway could not get
Blackpool going, nothing
would. But their passing was
too often sloppy and
Birmingham’s main concern
was that they were spurning
too many half-chances to
put the game to bed with
Jerome the worst culprit.
Jerome managed only to
hit a post when one-on-one
with Kingson and substitute
Sebastian Larsson fared no
better with a later free-kick
that again had the Ghana
keeper beaten.
That flagrancy came back
to haunt the visitors when
Neal Eardley’s cross was
headed back across goal for
DJ Campbell to score. Adam
could have really made Blues
pay with a low drive that
struck a post but Dann had
the last word.
BLACKPOOL (4-3-3): Kingson; Eardley,
Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey; Vaughan, Adam,
Phillips (Ormerod 70); Varney (Southern
81), Campbell, Taylor-Fletcher (Euell 71).
Goal: Campbell 68.
BIRMINGHAM (4-4-2): Foster; Carr,
Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Hleb Phillips
82), Gardner, Ferguson, Fahey (Larsson
57); Jerome, Derbyshire (Beausejour 76).
Booked: Foster. Goals: Hleb 24,
Dann 89
Referee: J Moss (West Yorkshire).
ON THE UP: Hleb’s flick over Kingson puts Birmingham ahead
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Value is added
by taxing Nani
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DEAN EDUCATES DEFENCE: Whitehead, centre, heads Stoke level against Manchester United at Old Trafford last night
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(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
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CRICKET
Fifth Test Match—day 4 of 5:
Australia v England (Sydney).
Third Test Match—day 4 of 5:
South Africa v India (Cape Town).
TENNIS
The Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIII:
Session 8: (2) Great Britain v
France (Perth, Australia).
VAT may have gone up but
they still get full value for
money at Old Trafford. But
Manchester United do like to
tax the nerves of their fans.
For the sixth time this season they
threw away a lead, this time provided
by Javier Hernandez’s audacious
backheel. It took Dean Whitehead’s
equaliser early in the second half to
rouse them into a winner, courtesy of
the spectacular shooting of Nani.
He had supplied the cross for
Hernandez’s goal – his 10th assist of
the season – before cracking home the
second for his seventh goal of the
campaign.
For all their troubles on their travels,
United remain solid at home; this was
their 10th win out of 11 this season.
It moved United three points in
front of neighbours Manchester City
at the top of the Premier League and,
signifcantly, nine points clear of
Chelsea, their more traditional rivals
in recent seasons.
United made six changes for their
fourth match of the Christmas and
New Year period. Rafael, Chris
Smalling, Ryan Giggs, Darron Gibson,
Nani and Hernandez came in for Gary
Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Michael
Carrick, Anderson, Wayne Rooney and
Gabriel Obertan.
Rooney’s absence because of an
ankle injury was a huge frustration for
him. He would have wanted to build
on the surge of confidence from scoring
his first goal from open play for nine
months on Saturday.
But Hernandez, who netted the
winner after coming on as a substitute
at West Brom, took full advantage of
his rare opportunity to start a game.
Stoke may have caused problems
for most of the established teams, but
United have handled them well since
Tony Pulis brought the Potters back
into the top flight.
United have reeled off five successive
wins, scoring 14 goals and conceding
only once. In fact, Stoke have not
beaten United in the league since 1984,
although for most of those years they
were not in the top division.
Their previous two Premier League
visits to Old Trafford had resulted in
5-0 and 4-0 defeats, but United found
their opponents far more resilient in
the early stages last night.
Two trademark Gibson long-range
shots were all they could threaten in
the first 20 minutes. The first flew a
yard wide and the second was deflected
over the crossbar.
Andy Wilkinson made a vital tackle
to stop Berbatov, before getting
forward to fire in a shot that was
blocked.
United had a double let off at the
Hawthorns on Saturday when Gary
Neville somehow escaped a red card
and a penalty in the first half while, in
the second half, Peter Odemwingie
sent a spot-kick wide. They say that
luck evens out however and United
had a penalty claim ruled out after
22 minutes, when Ryan Shawcross
handled as Giggs tried to flick the ball
past him.
Referee Mark Clattenburg ruled it
was ball to hand, but the incident
belatedly brought the game to life.
Robert Huth’s last-gasp challenge
forced Berbatov to stab a close-range
chance just wide. Giggs hit a free-kick
over the bar but then dallied too long
on the ball when Hernandez’s pass
had opened up the Stoke defence.
United kept up the pressure and
took the lead after 26 minutes with
another example of Hernandez’s
predatory instincts.
Berbatov fed the ball out to Nani
and, when he delivered a low cross
into the six-yard area, Hernandez got
ahead of Shawcross to backheel Nani’s
low cross through his legs and inside
the near post. It was his ninth goal of
the season and his third against Stoke,
following his double at the Britannia
Stadium in October.
After their bright start, Stoke looked
deflated and their only first-half
response was a long-range shot from
Matthew Etherington that went over
the bar.
Stoke stunned United with an
equaliser five minutes into the second
half. Tuncay usually likes scoring
against United; he bagged a hat-trick
for Fenerbahce in the Champions
League and followed up with a beauty
at the Britannia earlier this season.
Last night he turned goal-maker.
When he crossed from the left,
Whitehead moved into the gap
between Nemanja Vidic and Patrice
Evra to glide a header into the net.
That equalising goal galvanised Stoke
into believing that they could end their
34-year wait for a victory at Old
Trafford. But their hopes were quickly
dashed when Nani added another
spectacular goal to his collection.
Taking a pass from Hernandez on
the edge of the penalty area, he cut
inside Danny Collins to smash a
left-foot shot into the far corner – a
further reminder that, despite the fear
United put into their fans they can
still produce a vital victory.
MANCHESTER UTD (4-4-2): Kuszczak; Rafael,
Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Fletcher, Gibson (Carrick 78),
Giggs; Hernandez (Owen 78), Berbatov. Goals:
Hernandez 26, Nani 62.
STOKE CITY (4-4-2): Begovic; Wilkinson, Shawcross,
Collins, Huth; Delap (Walters 69), Wilson, Whitehead,
Etherington (Pennant 68); Tuncay, Jones (Fuller 75).
Goal: Whitehead 50.
Referee: M Clattenburg (Co Durham).
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TANNER
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CRICKET: FIFTH ASHES TEST
Cook’s reprieve
Pictures: GRAHAM MORRIS, GREG WOOD and TIM WIMBORNE
Quick-fire
Strauss in
charge of
power game
WHEN the time came to
restore the balance of power,
Andrew Strauss became a
man in a hurry. The fastest
Test 50 of his career flashed
up in just 70 minutes and 49
balls, hurried along by seven
classy fours and a six.
He was out soon afterwards, but
his point had been quickly made.
England had messed about
getting rid of Australia’s tail. A
ninth-wicket partnership of 76
between Mitchell Johnson and Ben
Hilfenhaus had turned a morning of
struggle into an act of defiance that
lasted far too long beyond lunch.
What was required from England’s
captain was a thumping statement
of strength, style, intent and the
established order of this Ashes
series.
Strauss set about making it at
high speed and for a while in the
grey Sydney afternoon, it made for a
compelling masterclass in the craft
that eluded English cricket for so
long – restoring and then exerting
pressure on the opposition.
This was the dual centrepiece of
England’s reply on the second day
at the SCG, along with the unbeaten
61 of Alastair Cook, who neatly
grabbed himself another section of
Ashes history when he became the
ninth English player to score more
than 600 runs in a single series.
Strauss’s batting figures have
been overshadowed by those of his
opening partner Cook all the way
from the beginning in Brisbane and
by the close, that was the case again.
He is surely disappointed with his
personal series average, which stood
at 43.85 after Hilfenhaus finally
found some movement – and a
desperately needed breakthrough
which beautifully ripped out his
off-stump on 60 and the possibility
of a second century of the campaign
gradually coming into view.
Yet Strauss’s work on the second
day carried a weight of satisfaction
with it because it was just one
more example of the determinedly
purposeful way he has led the team’s
resurgence of the past two years.
It was also his third best knock
of the campaign and his most
impressively crafted, even if it was
done with after 92 minutes and had
been invited by some terribly
unfocused Aussie bowling.
When England allowed Australia
to push on from a wobbly 134-4 at
the start of play to a more vaguely
respectable 280, they had let slip a
grip which had been imposed with
consistency on the first day.
Strauss’s response was forceful. It
rapidly issued a reminder of which
team had been in command for most
of this summer. And it bore all the
hallmarks of the clear thinking and
willingness to dictate matters which
have underpinned all of England’s
best moments on this tour.
It was so elegant that he appeared
set for the truly big innings which
has escaped him since his 110 in the
drawn opener at The Gabba.
This was why it took such a good
and clever ball from Hilfenhaus to
end it all. It also explained the look
of deep exasperation which creased
Strauss’s face when he turned to
study his clattered off-stump and
attempted to work out how he had
been beaten.
Jonathan Trott was gone for a
duck quickly afterwards. And when
Kevin Pietersen fell to temptation
again and hooked into the grateful
hands of Michael Beer, the pressure
Strauss had worked so speedily to
build dissipated once more.
Johnson redeemed himself, after
his woeful spell earlier, with two
wickets that injected balance back
into the match. For this, Australia’s
rookie captain Michael Clarke must
have been more than grateful. He
had changed tactics and asked
Johnson to open the bowling but, as
Strauss hastily piled up his runs, the
new ball went to waste. Another
volley of home-grown abuse looked
to be on its way.
Australia’s leadership has been
under scrutiny all summer here –
first under Ricky Ponting, now
injured, and then his stand-in Clarke.
It has served as one more way to
highlight the stability and certainty
of England’s approach. Some
question Strauss’s instincts for field-
setting, but it is the only doubt
about his stewardship. So steadily
has he guided his team here that the
one controversy of his tenure – his
decision to miss last winter’s tour of
Bangladesh to recharge himself –
now seems a pointless argument.
The result here after the successful
summer at home has proved him
correct. It could even be argued Cook
has been so hugely influential and
responsible in the Ashes because he
led the tour to Bangladesh instead.
Strauss will join Len Hutton and
Mike Brearley as the only captains
to win an Ashes series home and
away if England complete a victory
here. In 70 dashing minutes on
Sydney’s grand stage, he delivered
an impressive explanation of why
that honour is within his grasp.
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CRICKET: FIFTH ASHES TEST
Beer denied
to leave bad
taste for the
Australians
‘KP can
learn
from the
master’
ANDERSON: Big fan
FROM BACK PAGE
been coloured by finding
himself again seeing off
the final overs of the day
after a wayward hook
from Pietersen was
pouched at deep square
leg just four overs from
the close of play.
Anderson said: “I
think Cook is probably
more talented than a KP,
because KP finds it so
easy to play. He is so
naturally gifted with the
shots he has got and
Cook has not got that.
“He relies on the shots
he has and his mental
toughness to get him
through and he has
shown how talented he
is this trip.”
The reproach to
Pietersen in Anderson’s
words is clear – you can
do better KP. Pietersen
is a far more gifted
shot-maker, but does
Cook’s resolve and focus
allied to his ability add
up to a greater all-round
talent?
Pietersen may well
reflect on that, given
that his contribution of
0 and 3 in the disastrous
third Test in Perth was a
major contribution to
England’s malaise in
that match.
He did weigh in with a
magnificent double
century in the second
Test but his tendency to
gift his wicket at key
moments remains a
concern.
Cook’s innings was in
marked contrast to
skipper Andrew Strauss,
who scored 50 off just 49
balls to help England
wrest control back from
Australia, whose tail
wagged more
successfully than
England would have
liked.
Anderson said of his
skipper’s 60: “Straussy’s
quite a positive
batsman. He puts away
bad balls and that’s
what he did today.”
The opening
partnership has been
key for Anderson, who
said: “It’s been a massive
contribution to get off to
good starts. It just
settles the dressing
room and gives everyone
a lot of confidence.
“Cook has been
fantastic considering
people were questioning
his spot last summer. He
has shown exactly what
sort of player he is. He
has huge character and
we had no doubts he
would perform out here.”
ENGLAND’S run glutton
Alastair Cook frustrated the
Australians yet again, although
this time he needed a little
help from idiosyncratic umpire
Billy Bowden and modern
technology.
It was a moment to turn the Beer
flat in every respect as another 40,000-
plus SCG crowd urged Australia to
rescue something from a series that
has left a bitter taste in the mouth of
the home fans.
For a few seconds, Australia thought
they had seen the back of the batsman
who has tormented them all winter.
And Michael Beer, the spinner
controversially picked after just a
handful of state games, thought he
had his first Test wicket.
Cook, on 46, trudged back towards
the old Victorian pavilion at the SCG
after slogging a catch to Ben Hilfenhaus
at mid-on and the contest for this fifth
Ashes Test was very much in the
balance.
Beer was mobbed by his team-
mates, but as Cook reached the edge
of the square his batting partner Kevin
Pietersen sprinted after him to tell him
to wait. Bowden, the Kiwi official
with flamboyant signals who
appears to relish the limelight, had
called on the TV umpire Tony Hill
for a no-ball review.
Sure enough, the replays showed
Beer’s front foot had landed well
in front of the line and Cook was
called back to continue his
innings. He was still there at the
close of play on 61 not out having
put England in command again at
167-3, just 113 behind Australia’s first
innings of 280.
The right decision was made but in
the wrong way. Bowden should have
called the no-ball himself before the
ball ever reached Cook’s flailing bat.
Instead, we were subjected to another
trial by TV and a huge anticlimax for
the paying public.
The same thing happened to reprieve
Matt Prior in the Melbourne Test last
week and, naturally enough, there
were differing views from the
dressing rooms.
Mitchell Johnson, who had inspired
an Australian fightback with the bat
on the second afternoon by scoring 53,
said: “I know from personal experience
that it can be frustrating when that
happens. If the umpires know it’s a
no-ball, they should call it instead of
waiting to call it.
“Beer handled it very well. You could
tell by the look on his face how
disappointed he was not to get his first
wicket – and it would have been a very
good first wicket to get as well being
Cook. The way he handled himself
after that and bowled was very
impressive.”
England’s view was provided by
Jimmy Anderson, who claimed another
four wickets yesterday to take his
series tally to 21, the best from either
side. “The correct decision has come
out so I think it is good for cricket,”
said Anderson. “If anything, it is not
used enough. If there is a no-ball you
should get the correct decision.”
For Cook, yesterday was just another
day at the office as he continued to
prove almost impossible for the
Australian attack to budge.
Since his double century in the first
Test, he has been the batsman of the
series and yesterday he took his tally
to 638 scored at an average of 127.
He is the first England batsman to
score 600-plus runs in an Ashes series
since Michael Vaughan eight years ago.
His knock yesterday also took him
past 5,000 Test runs and, at 26 years
and 10 days old, he is the youngest
batsman to reach the milestone apart
from Sachin Tendulkar.
The records just keep coming for the
left-handed Cook, who, in the middle
of last summer’s slump, was genuinely
battling for his place on the tour.
After a disappointing first day to
this final Ashes encounter, yesterday
was a fluctuating, fascinating battle as
Australia refused to let go of the hope
that they can win here and at least
draw the series 2-2.
Their batting started to fracture all
too easily
again in the
m o r n i n g
session once
Ande r s o n
had removed Brad Haddin in the
fourth over, the batsman getting out
to a shot not worthy of a Test No6.
Anderson made the second new ball
swing sharply as he cut through the
lower order and even Paul Collingwood,
battling to prove his worth to the
team, chipped in with the wicket of
Mike Hussey.
But for some reason, England lost
their discipline when the No10
Hilfenhaus arrived to join Johnson and
the last two wickets were allowed to
add 91 runs to give Australia’s score
some respectability.
Strauss grabbed the initiative back
for his team with a brazen half-century
but once again failed to convert it to
three figures. Up to the Ashes Tests
of 2009, Strauss had converted more
than half his 50s into 100s. Since then,
he has done it once in 11 attempts.
Nothing summed up the perverse
nature of cricket more than the
dismissal of Jonathan Trott, bowled
for his first duck in Test cricket by
Johnson. Only seven days earlier he
had been celebrating being the man of
the match in an Ashes-retaining
triumph.
Kevin Pietersen, booed as usual to
the crease, tried to dominate
proceedings, particularly when Beer
entered the attack. But his instincts
got the better of him on 36, a hook at
Johnson providing Australia with their
third wicket.
Ho w e v e r ,
nothing was
going to shift
Cook.
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BATEMAN
SCOREBOARD
Fifth Test Match
Australia v England
SYDNEY: England trail Australia by 113 runs with
seven first-innings wickets in hand
AUSTRALIA: First Innings
(Overnight 134-4)
Mins Balls Runs
M Hussey b Collingwood ....................175 92 33
(played on tentative defensive push)
B Haddin c Prior b Anderson ...............16 13 6
(loose drive edged to keeper)
S Smith c Collingwood b Anderson ......85 53 18
(edged to gully driving at away-swinger)
M Johnson b Bresnan ..........................88 66 53
(slogged across line)
P Siddle c Strauss b Anderson ..............2 4 2
(reached for ball, edged to first slip)
B Hilfenhaus c Prior b Anderson ..........88 58 34
(edged hook at bouncer to keeper)
M Beer not out ......................................23 17 2
B5 lb7 w1 nb2 .....................................................15
Total (106.1 overs) ...........................................280
Fall: 55, 105, 113, 134, 143, 171, 187, 189, 265.
Bowling: Anderson 30.1-7-66-4, Tremlett 26-9-71-1,
Bresnan 30-5-89-3, Swann 16-4-37-1, Collingwood 4-2-
5-1.
ENGLAND: First Innings
Mins Balls Runs
A Strauss b Hilfenhaus .........................92 58 60
(beaten off pitch playing across line)
A Cook not out ...................................208 141 61
I Trott b Johnson ....................................6 6 0
(played off driving wide ball)
K Pietersen c Beer b Johnson .............87 70 36
(ill-controlled hook to deep square leg)
J Anderson not out ...............................20 15 1
B3 lb2 w2 nb2 .......................................................9
Total (3 wkts., 48 overs) .................................167
Fall: 98, 99, 165.
Bowling: Hilfenhaus 14-3-52-1, Johnson 12-2-42-2,
Siddle 10-2-33-0, Watson 3-0-9-0, Beer 9-0-26-0.
Umpires: A Dar & B Bowden.
SHOT
MAKER:
Cook makes
hay after
an earlier
let-off when
umpire Billy
Bowden
called for a
review,
above,
which
revealed he
had been
caught off
a no-ball
turns up heat
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cricket in Cricket Correspondent Colin Bateman’s
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LUCKY
By Frank Wiechula
CARLO Ancelotti
has admitted only
luck has kept him
in a job at Chelsea
after overseeing
their worst Premier
League run in a
dozen years.
Manager Ancelotti is
well aware that his
team’s haul of 10 points
from 10 games, which
has seen them crash
spectacularly from
league leaders to fifth,
could well have seen him
jettisoned in his native
Italy.
He said: “I realise that
a lot of coaches are
sacked with these
results. I can say I am a
lucky man and I think
I’m safe.”
Chelsea go to rock-
bottom Wolves tonight
looking to start a revival
after throwing away a
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JAVIER Hernandez and Nani
sank Stoke last night to send
Manchester United three points
clear at the top of the table.
Hernandez, in the side in place
of the injured Wayne Rooney,
seized his chance with a cheeky
flick for his ninth goal of the
season. Dean Whitehead scored
an equaliser just after half-time
but Nani ensured a 2-1 win with
a goal after 62 minutes.
LAST NIGHT’S ACTION: PAGES 75-77
From Colin Bateman in Sydney
JIMMY ANDERSON, drafted in as
nightwatchman following Kevin Pietersen’s
careless dismissal at the SCG yesterday, twisted
the knife in his team-mate by declaring Alastair
Cook to be a more talented batsman.
Anderson made his claim after Cook, the
leading run-maker in the series, had again held
England’s batting together in the final Test with
a dogged 61 not out. But his view may also have
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Osborne: Why 20% VAT is here to stay
THE new 20 per cent VAT rate is here to stay, George Osborne hinted yesterday. The Chancellor signalled that if the economy improved enough he would rather cut income tax than VAT – but admitted he could not rule out any future tax hikes. He insisted that raising VAT, which went up this week by 2.5 per cent to a record 20 per cent, was fairer to poorer families than hiking national insurance or income tax. But Labour leader Ed Miliband accused Mr Osborne of “misleading” the public, and pointed to pre-election warnings by both David Cameron and Nick Clegg that VAT rises hit the poorest hardest. The VAT hike is expected to raise £13billion a year. “I think it is a reasonable rate to set, given the very difficult situation we find ourselves in,” said Mr Osborne. “The VAT rise is a tough but necessary step towards Britain’s economic recovery. If you don’t want to raise VAT, you have got to do something else.” Shop bosses in some towns, including Guildford in Surrey, yesterday had a VAT freeze to boost sales. They included the rise in prices. However, Mr Osborne indicted that the new higher rate was here to stay. He said: “I’ve said that the VAT rate I regarded as permanent because it is a structural tax change.” He declined to say he incomes, such as food and children’s clothing, are exempt from VAT while the tax on domestic energy remains at five per cent. The Chancellor added that raising income tax or national insurance would also be more damaging to poorer people because of the negative impact on jobs. But Labour pointed to comments made in 2009 by Prime Minister Mr Cameron and last year by Lib Dem leader Mr Clegg that VAT was “regressive” because it hit the poorest hardest. Mr Miliband said: “Everybody knows it’s poor and middle-income families that will be hit hardest.’’ TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said last night: “VAT bears down on those who did least to cause the crash, while the Chancellor is asking for little more than a token contribution from the banks.” Matthew Sinclair, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said both coalition parties had indicated before the election they would not raise VAT. Dalibor Rohac, of the Legatum Institute, said there were alternatives to higher VAT that would have a “much smaller impact on incentives to work and do business”. Tom Clougherty, of the Adam Smith Institute, said the hike risks “putting a damper on” recovery and targeted tax cuts should be made to encourage growth.
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Shoppers in Guildford, Surrey, yesterday helped by VAT freeze

would cut VAT before reducing other taxes, if the economy took off. Asked if he might put VAT up again, he said he was “not going to start ruling out or ruling in anything on tax. No responsible Chancellor ever does that...I’m not going to rule out or rule in future tax rises, it just wouldn’t be a sensible thing to do”. But he said 20 per cent was around the European average sales tax and that the

Government had set out its entire four-year plan to cut the deficit. Mr Osborne pointed to an assessment by the Institute of Fiscal Studies which found that raising VAT could be seen as “progressive’’ – placing greater burdens on the better off – in terms of household spending. This view is based on the fact that basic items on which poorer people spend a larger proportion of their

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‘Air of optimism on economy’
mean a return to negative growth. Ben Potter, a market strategist at IG Markets, said: “There’s definitely an air of optimism about the global economic outlook now.” The deluge of positive economic news came as a welcome boost on the day VAT rose from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent to raise more revenue for reducing the Treasury’s record deficit. David Buik, an analyst at BGC Partners, said: “As for VAT, I am not sure it will have as devastating an effect on life as many would have us believe. “Maybe retail sales will fall by as much as £2.2billion in the first quarter, but if the economy gets a little momentum behind it, perhaps the damage it may cause will be minimal.” The leap in share values raised hopes that savings and pension funds will increase in value. The FTSE index of the 100 leading companies ended the day on 6013.87, a rise of 113.93 property market, figures from the Bank of England showed that around 48,019 loans were approved for people buying a property during the month, compared with 47,315 in October. The modest rise ended six consecutive months during which approvals for house purchase decreased. The figures also showed an increase in the number of loans approved for people re-mortgaging, rising for the fifth consecutive month to 34,262. In a boost for Chancellor George Osborne, a survey of 78 leading economists published by the Financial Times yesterday overwhelmingly concluded that his gamble on reducing the Treasury’s record deficit would pay off. A majority believed the British economy had gained enough momentum to avoid a return to recession. Forty-three of the economists predicted that deficit reduction would be “on track” by the end of the year, while only 13 thought an alternative economic plan would be necessary.

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points – up 1.93 per cent. And the optimistic mood in the City was matched by the impressive performance of UK manufacturing after years in the doldrums. Figures from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply suggested that advances in the country’s manufacturing industry boosted hopes of an exportled recovery. The institute’s activity index, where a reading above 50 indicates growth, jumped to 58.3 in December compared with 57.5 the previous month. The improvement in manufacturing was understood to be driven by strong orders from overseas, with British

exporters benefiting from the relatively low value of the pound. Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit and author of the survey, said: “The UK manufacturing sector saw a truly spectacular end to 2010. “The latest data are consistent with manufacturing production rising at a quarterly rate close to two per cent, which should generate a meaningful contribution from the sector to economic growth in the fourth quarter to offset likely weakness in other sectors. “All of this points to manufacturing being a positive spur to economic recovery in the final quarter.” In cheering news for the

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Charlotte, 24, looking regal on TV last year

SHE may have the voice of an angel – but singer Charlotte Church’s words were less than sweet yesterday in an outspoken attack on the Queen. The Welsh diva, who is launching her first album for five years, made controversial comments about the 84-year-old monarch. Asked about the Queen in an interview with Esquire magazine, Church said: “I’ve met her about seven times and she never remembers me. When you get close to her you realise she’s an old woman and has no idea what’s going on.” She added: “I feel really sorry for her. She probably doesn’t want to be wheeled out at every Royal Variety Performance to watch scantily clad dancers and sh***y comedians.” Not content with attacking royalty, Church, 24, also criticised Simon Cowell and The X Factor. “That show doesn’t have any interest in true craftsmanship or skill – it’s all about your ass, and hopefully you

The Queen meets Charlotte Church, then 13, at the Royal Variety Show

Six years later, and another royal meeting at the show for Charlotte, 19 can keep half a tune,” she said. “I’d make a better judge than the others, because I know more about the technical side of singing than even Simon Cowell. “But he wouldn’t be able to control me, so he’d never have me on.” Church, who was discovered at the age of 11, split from the father of her two children, Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson, last year. In the interview, she said she had never been chatted up by a man and always did the chasing, boasting 100 per cent success. “I’m sure there’ll come a time when a man will stump me, but I’ve never failed yet,” she said. Royal commentator Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said: “It’s a bit of a cheap shot and a bit mean to criticise someone who can’t answer back. “She knows that anything she says about the Queen is going to attract publicity.” The singer, who is abroad, did not respond to calls last night.

Jacko’s doctor ‘killed him with an overdose’
MICHAEL Jackson’s personal physician killed him with an overdose of a powerful anaesthetic before trying to cover up what he had done, a court was told yesterday. Dr Conrad Murray waited as long as 21 minutes after discovering Jackson was in trouble before paramedics were alerted and he was already dead when they arrived, prosecutor David Walgren claimed. His first action when he realised something was wrong was to call the pop star’s security team, most of whom were not at Jackson’s home, a packed Los Angeles court heard. When a security guard, Alberto Alvarez, finally walked over from a security trailer parked next to the home, he saw Murray performing cardio resuscitation with one hand on Jackson on a sofa bed. The court was told Murray instructed Alvarez to help him gather medical paraphernalia and stuff it into a bag and only then asked the bodyguard to call 911. When help arrived Murray didn’t tell them he had injected Jackson with propofol, a powerful anaesthetic used in surgery. Coroners ruled that Jackson died from acute propofol intoxication. Murray is accused of killing the singer, 50, in June 2009 with an overdose of potent drugs for anxiety and insomnia. The Houston-based cardiologist has denied he was responsible for Jackson’s death through involuntary manslaughter. Mr Walgren said his bid to resuscitate Jackson by chest compressions with one hand as he lay on the bed, instead a firm surface, was a mistake. The two-week hearing will decide if there is enough evidence to send Dr Murray for trial.

Dr Conrad Murray and patient Michael Jackson

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Greek wall to stop the migrants

Anger as EU chiefs set up quangos costing £60million
EUROPEAN Union chiefs are recruiting 300 more bureaucrats to run new financial quangos costing up to £60million a year, it emerged last night. In a move that ignited renewed anger at wasteful spending and ever-growing bureaucracy in Brussels, the pen pushers are being signed up to three new watchdogs established to oversee the European economy in the hope of preventing another financial crisis. Critics fear the new institutions, which officially came into being on January 1, will increase EU meddling in British business and swamp the City of London with a tide of regulation. Details released yesterday show the three watchdogs will cost EU taxpayers £35million this year, rising to around £58million in three years’ time. backing for its crusade to pull Britain out of the EU, with tens of thousands of readers supporting the campaign. An overhaul of the EU financial regulation system was launched last year following the debt crises in Greece, Ireland and other euro-zone countries. Under the new framework, a European Systemic Risk Council was set up to monitor threats to financial stability and three watchdogs – covering the banking, insurance and securities markets – were also established. Chancellor George Osborne agreed to the move at a summit last month after winning assurances that the new bodies would not have direct supervisory powers that would conflict with national governments. He also won agreement for one of the bodies, the European Banking Authority, to be based in the City of London, bringing new jobs to the UK. And he blocked an attempt to force the Treasury to hand over details of annual Budgets to Brussels before any announcement in the Commons. But despite the concessions, critics fear yet another expansion of regulatory control by the EU. When the watchdogs were announced last year, EU internal market commissioner Michel Barnier hailed the move as a “political consensus on the creation of a European financial supervisory framework”. He said: “It’s is a crucial stage in our effort to better protect our economy and our citizens in the future.”

GREECE has unveiled plans to build a giant 128-mile long wall along its border with Turkey to keep out illegal immigrants. Officials insist the barrier is the only way to halt the march of human cargo across the EU’s most vulnerable border. Interior Minister Christian Papoutsis said it was necessary after an estimated 128,000 people entered illegally last year – 350 a day. He insisted Greece could no longer tolerate this and had a duty to act. The minister said: “Co-operation with other EU states is going well. Now we plan to construct a fence to deal with illegal immigration. “We are absolutely determined. Greece can’t take it anymore.”

The EU Parliament in Brussels, home to ever-growing bureaucracy

The bodies will employ 150 staff split between headquarters in London, Paris and Frankfurt this year, with the total payroll rising to around 300 by 2014. Sian Herbert, of the think-tank Open Europe, said: “The EU’s new financial watchdogs will see the UK lose substantial control, despite the City being home to the bulk of the EU’s financial services industry. The cost of these new supervisors will only increase as the EU finds more work for them to do.” Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: “We promised to scrap quangos, but while we remain a member of the EU quangos are foisted upon us and there is nothing we can do.” The Daily Express has received huge

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Last year armed guards were deployed to protect the frontier at its most porous point near the Greek city of Orestiada. The first stage of the planned structure was unveiled there yesterday – a 10ft high, eight-mile long trial fence. Plans have been compared with the 650-mile long barrier along the US border with Mexico. America’s £1.6 billion wall built over the past five years is bristling with CCTV and radar surveillance backed up by armed patrols and predator drones. EU border agency Frontex said the Greek frontier has become the main point of entry for migrants from Africa and Asia. It is estimated that up to 90 per cent of Europe’s illegal immigrants have entered through this border. Athens complains that Turkey is not doing enough to stop the illegal migrants. The EU Commission last night said the barrier was not a long-term solution. A spokesman said: “Greece needs long-term structural reforms and measures to better manage its border and migration flows. It is important these borders are managed to discourage and interrupt traffickers and smugglers.”

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DAVID Cameron will today announce a bid to turn up to 40,000 jobless people into successful entrepreneurs over the next two years. The Prime Minister is to unveil a major expansion of the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme to provide support for launching new businesses. Budding entrepreneurs are to get guidance and advice from local business mentors under the plan. Last night, the Prime Minister said: “Throughout this year and beyond we will be focused relentlessly on supporting growth and driving job creation across our economy. Backing new enterprises to start up and small businesses to grow will be what transforms our economy and will deliver the many thousands of new jobs we will see created this year. “It is vital that we ensure businesses, and those people who find themselves out of work but have the drive and desire to set up their own business, have all the advice, support and mentoring they need.” The expansion of the New Enterprise Allowance, to be detailed by Mr Cameron during a tour of businesses in the Midlands today, will give people who have been unemployed financial support for their early months of self-employment. They will need to develop a business plan, and secure the agreement of their proposed mentor that it is viable. The scheme will be launched later this month in Merseyside, and will be rolled out across the country by the autumn. Employment Minister Chris Grayling said: “We will only get our economy back on track when we create a climate in which the private sector can grow and develop.”

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200 people converted in the UK last year. both in community and hospital settings to provide services to children and their families. 21 – described as “happy and bubbly” – was transferred from North Tees Hospital in Stockton-on-Tees to the University Hospital of Hartlepool where he died on Sunday. sleet and snow.” Brolly time for Britons as rain replaces the blizzards http://hotnpapers. particularly at this time of year. chair of medical campaigning group Health Emergency. Their prize was to perform the show at the Novello Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. adding that popular Olivia was “an extremely beautiful and talented girl” who loved drama and music. The study by Kevin Brice. chronic neurological. The majority of the converts saw themselves as both British and Muslim and did not feel disillusioned with British society and culture.. We run full- Light of a star went out when asthmatic Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett died CHRISTMAS DAY TRAGEDY A SWINE flu victim who was admitted to hospital on Christmas Day has lost his fight for life. A significant majority of the women adopted the hijab.575 beds are unavailable due to delayed transfers of care. But as millions of children return to school. of Swansea University. Asthmatic Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett. Temperatures could reach as high as 9C in the South and 7C in the north – positively tropical compared to recently. Two more are thought to have died from swine flu on the Isle of Wight.now we’re set to get wet HEAVY rain is set to sweep Britain this week with downpours replacing snow across much of the country from today. They fear that as Britons return to work and children head back to school today the outbreak could hit a peak. an otherwise healthy barman from Stockton. 27. England and Wales will see a band of quite heavy rain moving in from the north-west and into parts of the Midlands.” Yesterday. it was claimed yesterday. It’s a huge problem. said up to half of critical care beds were now being used to treat flu victims. Figures last week revealed that one in five critical care beds were being used for swine flu patients and that 39 people had died of the virus. according to a report out yesterday. More rain will come on Friday but this time spreading up from the South. or headscarf. Lauren Booth.” But he did not rule out more snow in northern England and Wales. 17. but said he would be fine. child health experts said they had become extremely concerned about the impact that swine flu is having on the young. when they are ready. She was asthmatic and it is not clear if she had been vaccinated. “Converts are generally at ease living in the UK and do not feel that British people are hostile to Islam. Children with chronic respiratory disease including asthma. Grease: The School Musical. He was reluctant to go to the doctor’s. “The Department of Health has provided good advice about how to avoid catching and spreading the virus. kidney or liver disease. said: “He was crying with pains in his stomach. He had been ill for some days before seeking treatment. it emerged that a 17-yearold girl and a 21-year-old barman are the latest victims of the winter flu. Olivia will be the sixth victim from Merseyside. died early on Sunday. “This is a group of normal people united in their adherence to a religion which they see as perfectly compatible with Western life. Campaigners believe that 1. that we help people to leave hospital as quickly as they can. “Paediatricians are working closely alongside other medical colleagues. Nationally since October flu has killed 39 people. director of the Royal College of General Practition- ers’ research and surveillance centre. 24. 56 per cent were white British.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 5 UP to half of NHS critical care beds are filled with swine flu victims as the crisis grows. although the survey showed that most of the converts disagreed with wearing the niqab. as expected. Met Office forecaster John Hammond said the next three days were going to be a mixed bag of rain.” But it was “highly unlikely” this month would see a repeat of the heavy falls that wreaked havoc on roads.” ‘Bubbly’ barman Mr Walsh tilt on critical care beds. The NHS trust that runs Arrowe Park Hospital has yet to confirm swine flu but if. there are concerns there may be another surge. She attended Wallasey School’s sixth form. He added: “There could be a bit of snow but more confined to the hill parts of North-west England. Geoff Martin.” Workmate Katy Hutchcraft. said: “Savings have been made in the Department of Health’s budget which can now be invested in front line NHS services. railways and at airports in the lead-up to Christmas. administration and adver- tising. 21. Yesterday.000 in 2001. heart. The £162million should help hospitals get patients who are better home sooner. according to estimates in a report for the Faith Matters organisation. “We are not expecting anything out of the ordinary for this time of year. Last night. diabetes or a weak immune system should all get the vaccine from their GP. also died on Sunday after battling swine flu and double pneumonia for over a week. found 5. The average age at conversion was 27. to free up beds for the sick..500 of the 3. He was so happy and bubbly. with white women leading the growing numbers embracing the faith. Friends have set up a Facebook page for Olivia and more than 1. from Wirral. IT. attracted widespread publicity when she announced last year that she had converted to Islam. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said: “We would therefore encourage all children who are in an atrisk group. It’s really important. His heartbroken sister Becky.” NHS campaigners fear cuts to services will mean the NHS cannot cope with demand from patients as the virus spreads when people return to work. with women making up 62 per cent of them. said: “John was a big lad but he had no underlying health issues at all. The number is estimated to have risen from about 60. The latest figures show that 2. “In various parts of London and around the country more than 50 per cent of intensive care beds are filled with confirmed or suspected swine flu cases. John Walsh. But these figures are expected to have soared over the New Year as the outbreak gathers pace. they do. They re-iterated Government warn- New crisis as swine flu victims fill half of intensive care beds Picture: LDPE Lauren Booth is convert VIRUS TOOK OUR GIRL A TEENAGE schoolgirl is believed to be the latest swine flu victim. He said: “An umbrella won’t go unused this week. the first recorded snowfall for 2011. so if you take half the capacity out of the system with one particular epidemic. the availability of beds becomes severely compromised. He didn’t like to make a fuss. or face veil. warned: “I personally don’t feel that we have quite reached the peak. Women in move to Islam AS MANY as 100. including 11 under-15s.com/ . Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett. the Department of Health said it would make extra money available to the NHS to cope. Government swine flu poster ings to parents of any children in at-risk groups to have the swine flu jab immediately.” In a survey of 122 converts.” Last week there was some hope the virus may have peaked. Becky added: “It was his life.500 classmates. where a “sprinkling” of powder fell overnight yesterday. The report added: “Converts do not represent a devious fifth column determined to undermine the Western way of life. from Wirral. The school beat 500 others nationwide to win a Sky TV contest. Olivia was part of a cast from the school involved in a production of Grease which brought them national TV stardom in 2009.000 converts to Islam are living in the UK.” “December was a pretty dry month so we are definitely going to see a much wetter start to January. Barman John Walsh. sister-in-law of the former prime minister Tony Blair. teachers. breathing difficulties and diabetes – who have not yet been vaccinated – to take up the offer of the vaccination. Dr Douglas Fleming. Her devastated family said yesterday they were shocked. such as reduced immunity. friends and relatives have already inundated the website within the first 24 hours with a host of poignant tributes. Headteacher Phil Duffy described her as a “very able student”. He said: “This is more typical British wintery weather we are experiencing now – more transitional snow than prolonged. The cash is from savings by cutting back on consultancy.” John worked at the Garrick pub in Stockton.” Snow to go.000 intensive care beds are now being used to care for patients with flu-like symptoms. died on Sunday from suspected swine flu. Merseyside.

Emma Streatfield. Teresa Yeates told of her anguish over her daughter’s death and poignantly described how different family life is without her. 58. Teresa to Gower in the photo. It was very much a family atmosphere. “It was sports day 1996 and a special occasion as the winners’ cups were presented by David Gower.com/ . where everybody knew everybody. “I am sat in the kitchen just wanting her to come through the door. This was our final year at Sherborne and we were all about to go our separate ways. said: “She just had this joy and vibrancy.6 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 Picture: SOLENT Sad words of mother: It’s so quiet without her THE grieving mother of Joanna Yeates yesterday told how she sits in her kitchen willing her murdered daughter to return.” Mrs Yeates was speaking as a new picture of Joanna emerged showing her as a smiling. which was taken at Sherborne House School. She said: “We were just 11 and didn’t have a care in the world when my mum took this picture. Speaking at her home in Ampfield. happy schoolgirl. “Looking at this photograph. last night said Joanna “was always in good spirits and could always make you laugh”. but always full of energy and just irrepressible.” http://hotnpapers. Joanna is photographed beaming in a blue summer blazer and straw boater. even though she didn’t live here. Emma is pictured standing next Joanna Yeates at school aged 11 (circled) with her friend Emma standing by David Gower. her mother. Hants. My heart goes out to her family. Hampshire. “The Jo I remember was always in good spirits and could always make you laugh. near Romsey. 25. Right. Her classmate. alongside England cricket legend David Gower. Proudly clutching a trophy at a school sports day. it is hard to believe that she is gone. Mrs Yeates. “The sentiment among her old friends is utter disbelief that this has actually happened. in Chandler’s Ford. “She was small like me. It is just so quiet here without her. Sherborne was a small school with only 26 pupils at most in the year.

and use of specialist lasers. DCI Jones said: “We have had a number of reports of vehicles in Longwood Lane during the late Friday evening and early hours of Saturday morning. the Service’s principal forensic scientist. Scott Fulton. It is used in liquid form when applied to porous surfaces like wallpaper and as a powder on wooden floors. has vowed to seek “massive damages” from the police over his arrest as a murder suspect. Former English teacher Mr Jefferies. Within five hours of launch.” White-clothed forensic officers clad in oxygen masks checking equipment yesterday outside the house in Bristol where murder victim Joanna lived barrister who specialises in high profile cases and he will want massive damages from the police. can you help?” is on the site to encourage people with information to contact police on line. The Daily Express was told that chemicals. said: “Fibres are particularly important when the body is deposited away from the murder place. who is leading the murder investigation. And another team used the same techniques to comb through the flat upstairs of her landlord Chris Jefferies. North Somerset.794 people had viewed the poster. 65. 27.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 7 Landscape architect Joanna Yeates Police blitz flats with chemicals and lasers in hunt for vital clues Pictures: JONATHAN BUCKMASTER AND TIM IRELAND/PA MURDER hunt forensic experts blitzed victim Joanna Yeates’s flat with chemicals and lasers yesterday in a bid to unearth clues to her strangler. Forensic Science Service Ltd – under threat from economic cuts – revealed that lasers are used to “show evidence of a clean-up”. it was reported last night. Police have found no evidence that she was sexually assaulted and have suggested that more than one person may be responsible for her death. her landlord. 136. a spokesman said. was detained last Thursday on suspicion of the murder and held until Saturday night. Officers have also used lasers in the apartments belonging to Miss Yeates and bailed suspect Chris Jefferies. Greg Reardon. to reassure the public. Let us decide if this information is significant. added: “We hope this advert will encourage even more people to come forward. A sign outside the building in Canynge Road in the Clifton area of Bristol warned: “Do not enter. who has been released on police bail after being questioned about her murder.com/ . Avon and Somerset police said using Facebook was “far more cost-effective” than poster campaigns and mass leaflet distribution. is common practice in seeking minute fingerprint traces in areas which have been hyper-cleaned. Bristol. A Cracker-style criminal profiler is helping in the murder inquiry. The psychologist. She was last seen alive on the evening of Friday December 17 after she had been drinking with col- EXPERTS at one of Britain’s top forensic laboratories last night shed light on the vital work of crime scene investigators in the hunt for clues in Joanna’s murder. “This advert allows us to point people to special features on our website with all the latest information. the only person to be arrested as part of the investigation so far. dangerous chemicals”. Increased patrols are being maintained in the area where Joanna lived with her boyfriend. Bristol. The head of e-services for Avon and Somerset police. said: “The majority of people these days are spending time on Facebook and other social networking sites. “They will often give an indication of whether two people were in contact and how recently. 65. Failand. cars and on clothes. He is getting a top London http://hotnpapers. 65. It’s been a terribly distressing experience for him. Ray Palmer. who has not been named but who is understood to have helped in several high-profile investigations.” Floral tributes outside the house yesterday alongside a police appeal notice as officers remove potential evidence leagues in the Ram pub in Park Street. the Daily Express can reveal. He is currently staying with friends at a secret address. Detectives are still appealing for help in tracing a 4x4 vehicle seen near where her body was discovered in Longwood Lane. And detectives have also launched a national campaign on social networking website Facebook seeking witnesses. An advert showing an image of landscape architect Miss Yeates headlined “Jo’s murder. “He can no longer walk the streets of Clifton with this hanging over him.” Mr Jefferies. This has become part of everyday routine for many people. is advising detectives on the likely characteristics of the killer. possibly showing whiter areas that may have been specifically cleaned.” And Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones. yesterday carried a police sign warning that dangerous chemicals were in use. “I would once again urge anyone who may have not contacted my team and may have information that could help this inquiry to contact us. The “viral nature” of Facebook means the appeal will reach much further. “This 4x4 and the other vehicles may be completely unconnected but I urge anyone in that car or any other driver in the vicinity that night to come forward. it allows them to contact the incident room direct online rather than calling in.” Joanna’s snow-covered body was found on Christmas morning by a couple walking their dogs just three miles from her home. They admit they still do not know where and when she was killed. Police crime scene investigators wore breathing apparatus to go through 25-year-old Joanna’s flat. His life in Bristol is over. The entrance to her home at 44 Canynge Road. One said: “He has a small circle of friends who are convinced he is innocent and are very concerned for him. when he was bailed. including a possibly light-coloured 4x4 vehicle. Another forensic science is the study of fibres found on textiles in properties. CSI officers often use a chemical known as Ninhydrin when testing for fingerprints.

The Mysterious Girl singer admitted he was “very happy” and that their friendship was “serious”. including the former Sugababe Keisha Buchanan and Australian designer Angela Mogridge. spilt from England midfielder Lampard. Frank Lampard http://hotnpapers. He told friends: “She is so classy and beautiful – just the change I needed after everything that has happened in the last two years. who has kept his love life secret since the break-up of his marriage to Katie Price. yesterday confirmed they were dating after being spotted having dinner with Spanish-born Elen. the former fiancee of Chelsea star Frank Lampard. Katie and Peter. 37. inset. He has since started a relationship with Christine Bleakley. admitted her second marriage was “in crisis”. Peter. presenter of ITV’s Daybreak programme. 32.” Peter has previously refused to comment on speculation about dates with several women. 35. Peter and Elen yesterday and. who is about to star in Dancing On Ice on ITV. who have two children together. with demurely dressed Elen seeming a world away from Peter’s glamour model-turned-businesswoman former wife.com/ . in February 2009. The couple looked happy and carefree in each other’s company as they were spotted in the back of a taxi. The pair met at a dinner with friends in November and spent Christmas together. Elen. But just days ago the mother of three. who recently dyed her hair back to blonde. split in May 2009 with Katie going on to marry cage fighter Alex Reid.” Peter’s spokeswoman said last night: “Peter and Elen are in a relationship and have been for a couple of months.8 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 Picture: BIGPICTURESPHOTO SINGER Peter Andre. has admitted he is in a relationship with Elen Rivas. in a whirlwind romance. Peter was forced to reveal his two-month relationship with Lampard’s former fiancee yesterday after he and Elen were spotted leaving Claridge’s hotel in London.

” http://hotnpapers.com/ . Ben Jardine wrote: “Whoever wrote this must be young. offering advice and support to those affected by the issues. named “Stop EastEnders storyline in which Ronnie’s baby dies in a cot death”. heartbroken.” The BBC insists that it has been working with the Foundation for The Study Of Infant Deaths (FSID) to make the story realistic. Why do the BBC do a story line so we’re all made out to be baby-snatchers?” Leah Playle agreed. She swaps him with baby Tommy Moon. But he has been swapped by Ronnie Branning. She said: “I couldn’t stop crying when filming the scenes where Ronnie finds her dead baby. don’t care what the viewers think. viewers writing on internet forums and Twitter feel producers have gone too far this time. 39.” On the Mumsnet forum. The harrowing New Year’s Eve instalment showed Ronnie.400 complaints over the storyline of the new-born sons of Ronnie Branning and Kat Moon – the second highest number for an episode of the soap. The BBC has had 3. Shame on you. whose fourmonth daughter died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 10 years ago. said: “It’s sick. I couldn’t switch off when I returned home. said: “When I found out EastEnders was doing something on cot death I was happy as you are treated as a criminal when your baby dies. and how grief could affect the Moons. Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is today also due to reveal the number of complaints it has received. “But when I found out the storyline. 38. Parents’ outrage over ‘sick’ EastEnders cot death plot Pictures: BBC On Twitter. “We also provided actionline numbers at the end of each show. reaction of a bereaved parent. I was disgusted.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 9 THE EastEnders cot death plot has sparked a furious backlash from distraught parents who have branded it “sick”. The actions of Ronnie are in no way endorsed by FSID as a typical.” EastEnders’ executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: “We appreciate this is a challenging story. that’s just sick. with husband Jack Womack has revealed that acting out the story was “the most horrific four weeks of my life”. While the BBC1 soap is known for controversial plots. But the foundation said its involvement was limited to advice on baby death research. a mother posting as Rubbersoul said: “I’ve always been a big EastEnders fan but this storyline is really making me feel both sick and angry.” Another Twitter user. or even likely. The swapping babies part is the worst. played by Samantha Womack. and have taken care to ensure viewers were aware of the content in advance of transmission. adding: “Typical BBC. played by Jessie Wallace. leaving his mother Kat. why can’t anyone on that show be happy!” On one Facebook page. Gemma Broomes. It said: “FSID had no involvement in the baby-swap plot line. childless and trying too hard. right. the professionals who would help an investigation.” Miss Alfie Moon looks on as Kat cradles the coffin of the baby she believes is her son. estherella1. discovering that her son James has died.

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30am did not see it.” The unnamed child.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 Picture: PAUL MARRIOTT 11 Oldest twins reach 101 SISTERS who are officially the world’s oldest living twins celebrated their 101st birthday yesterday. Ena said: “We are having a lovely day. 28.” Farmer’s daughters Ena and Lily live a dozen miles apart in their own houses near Brecon but meet up weekly to shop and chat on the phone. 1910. Widows Ena Pugh and Lily Millward. Work colleagues in the nearby town of Lens assumed she was ill and had been unable to call in.” Meanwhile the boy would have received no fresh food or drink for a week. When his grandfather telephoned. were toasted with cups of tea by their family in Wales. North Africa and Central Asia.” said Lily. is having counselling. The secret of long life? “Laughter with each other. A source close to the investigation into Ms Decroix’s death said: “The child’s grandfather called at the house on New Year’s Eve where he found her dead body with his grandson sitting quietly next to her. Swedes enjoyed the best spectacle with 85 per cent of the sun going dark. Guinness World Records HQ in London has confirmed their “world’s oldest” status. Cambs. born on January 4. Clouds obscured their view of the first partial eclipse in Britain since August 2008. Those who missed out must wait until March 2015 for another attempt. but it is likely to have been before Christmas. is thought to have died of an aneurysm in Loison-sous-Lens in the Pas de Calais region of northern France in late December. who is being cared for by his grandparents. But most people who set up telescopes and cameras for the moon’s partial eclipse of the sun between 8am and 9. The eclipse was also seen in much of the Middle East.com/ . Emilie Decroix. “Nobody knows when Emilie died. the child told him: “Mummy’s asleep. /lmx http://hotnpapers. A vigil by skywatchers who got up early yesterday to see the partial eclipse of the sun in Huntingdon. This picture was taken in Huntingdon. one place where the wait was rewarded. was rewarded by one of nature’s great spectacles THIS beautiful white crescent set amid a blaze of gold and orange was the holy grail for skywatchers in Britain yesterday. Boy of 3 sat with body of mother A BOY of three is thought to have spent Christmas sitting beside the body of his dead mother in the hope she might “wake up”.” Lily added: “It’s lovely to be together.

ring-fencing the NHS makes no sense given the huge spending increases it has had and its appalling productivity. He is simply trying to clean up the mess bequeathed by Gordon Brown. LAST CHANCE: Shoppers avoid the VAT increase INGER Charlotte Church has been disobliging about the Queen. And that’s why. The spending cuts/tax rise mix by which the Chancellor has chosen to fund the reduction is 77 per cent through spending cuts and 23 per cent tax rises. But petrol isn’t. might work against the economic recovery he is trying to bring about.” When that happy day dawns on which Ms Church can say she has given six decades of exemplary service to the nation she will be entitled to complain if people do not recognise her. As a Conservative Mr Osborne believes in keeping spending in check and low taxes. the more it confirms what the British people are realising in ever-increasing numbers: we are better off out of it altogether. For all their supposed severity his plans will simply halt the rate of Labour’s public spending growth. http://hotnpapers. £37billion and £20billion in the following years. And Labour’s preference is for a higher tax on jobs – increased national insurance – rather than VAT. Oranges are a third more expensive than last year. In the meantime an apology is clearly in order. pushing its tentacles further into every aspect of economic life and making it harder than ever for wealth-creators to generate success. £89billion. But in the end George Osborne isn’t the villain here. The average pack of butter is up 22 per cent from £1 a year ago. Not that Mr Brown cared. The VAT increase adds 2. The more it does so. Usually the conveyors of these messages are inept shop assistants or waiting staff. saying that Her Majesty is an old woman who does not know what is going on in her realm and moaning: “I’ve met her seven times and she never remembers me. Yet again the blameless majority are suffering at the hands of politicians. The last thing he wants to do is impose a tax rise which. That Pete Edwards. Average petrol prices are now expected to reach £1. But when a council leader starts spouting such nonsense the consequences cease to be personal and become intensely political. The coalition inherited the largest budget deficit of any economy in Europe – with the exception of Ireland. to call on George Osborne to apologise is cheek of the highest order. is sheer profligacy. The European Union is continuing to squander millions on new bureaucratic initiatives. Not that Mr Osborne has gone anywhere near far enough with cuts. The issue is how you balance the two. For a man who advised Gordon Brown for 16 years.30 a litre later this month. F THERE were an award for the Biggest Piece of Cheek 2011. Come again? I must have missed Mr Miliband’s own apology for his role in creating the dire economic straits which Mr Osborne inherited in May. So tempting as it is to attack Mr Osborne for the VAT increase we need to bear the big picture in mind: that politics is about choices and the Labour choice is to tax jobs and let public spending remain above sustainable levels. It should be directed Ed Miliband’s way. it’s undeserved. If the recovery is to be sustained it will be because entrepreneurs and business succeed and lift us into greater prosperity. for all the opprobrium being heaped on the Chancellor’s head for the VAT rise. HAT reveals the real fault line. and who then joined the Cabinet when Mr Brown became prime minister.5p. who went with him from opposition into the Treasury when Mr Brown became chancellor in 1997. By 2014 spending will be at the same level as 2008. £100 BILLION! The upshot of all this was borrowing for 2010/11 which would have reached £155billion under Labour’s spending plans. because it will deter people from spending. Although the Consumer Price Index inflation rate is 3. And for that he deserves praise. more accurately. ask for it to be remedied and then to be told that the source of unhappiness is “not a problem”. As food that is all exempt from yesterday’s VAT increase. But above all else he has to plug the hole in the public finances which has been bequeathed by Ed Miliband’s partner in economic crime Gordon Brown. 60 per cent higher taxes. Spending will still be far too high even under the new cuts regime. The very last thing that we should be doing is taking measures which directly attack the chance of that happening – and that’s what Labour’s policy of an increase in national insurance amounts to because it makes it more expensive to hire employees. and the planned link between pensions and earnings or inflation. Ed Miliband would be home and hosed already. So it’s rich for him to attack Mr Osborne for a tax rise. costing Britain thousands of jobs and enormous sums in lost tax revenue. Salmon is 25 per cent more expensive. Put yourself in Mr Osborne’s shoes. I don’t recall mass protests two years ago complaining that spending then was too low. And it was Gordon Brown whom Ed Miliband loyally served without a single public word of criticism of any aspect of Mr Brown’s economic policies.12 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 IVING standards are under severe pressure right across Europe as the continent struggles to adapt to straitened economic circumstances. depending on which is higher. £60billion. But in one part of the economy there is no hint of belt-tightening. Labour’s natural inclination – and certainly Red Ed’s – is to keep spending high and have high taxes to pay for it (or. But still the EU bureaucracy expands. And once that essential task has been completed the council should remove another problem – Councillor Edwards himself. not to pay for it given the party’s addiction to borrowing). then down to £116billion. UITE rightly most of us are angry at the VAT rise to 20 per cent. His borrowing forecasts were so far removed from reality that the long-term borrowing forecast made in his 2001 budget turned out to be wrong by about £100billion. The people of Exeter are right to be angry. One pound in every four we spend is borrowed money. A new EU regulatory framework for the banking sector will not only cost a fortune but will almost certainly erode London’s status as Europe’s financial capital too. This month’s fuel duty rise has added 1p to a litre. To reduce that the only options are spending cuts and tax rises. Increasing the aid budget is posturing of the worst kind. Picture: GETTY HERE are few more infuriating things in life than to register a complaint. Their local authority should be working around the clock to collect litter that has been accumulating since well before Christmas. Even those who think we should continue to belong to the EU must surely agree that at times like these our outgoings to it should be going down rather than up. Because if it wasn’t for Gordon Brown we would not be in the mess we are now.com/ . Mr Osborne’s plans are designed to reduce the expected £155billion borrowing to £149billion this year. the leader of Exeter Council. The coalition should be going much further in rebalancing public spending. The leader of the Labour Party called yesterday for Chancellor George Osborne to apologise for the VAT increase. not blame. But in the real world of today something has to give. thinks uncollected litter is “not a major problem” does much to explain why the streets of his city are in such a filthy and disgusting state. Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson said yesterday that Labour would have a mix of 40 per cent cuts.3 per cent that overall figure masks severe increases in common or garden items. It was Mr Brown’s recklessness and incompetence which brought the public finances to the brink of ruin.

The pregnancy and birth were bought and paid for like anything purchased in a shop. people now die surrounded by machines. How splendid! A virtual retreat! I shall certainly want to try it. Now we get revealed identities. What saddens me is that when there is an incident like this the whole open prison system is brought into disrepute and its purpose is too vital to allow that to happen. Why on earth would she want to read it all? Vanity? Or just curiosity? Celebrities get other people to answer their post. This book should be compulsory reading for any trainee nurse or doctor – and perhaps for the odd relative or two as well. But however did she find the time in the first place? I once tapped my name into a search engine. manage their websites and divert their phones because they are too busy to do these things themselves. By contrast a former headmaster puts his head firmly on the chopping block by saying that he backs his judgment that Jefferies is incapable of such action and a neighbour takes a similarly brave stand. http://hotnpapers. She was concerned because she believed it would result in unsuitable transfers. The words Colin Stagg spring to mind. REESE WITHERSPOON says she has stopped self-googling on the internet because the results upset her. Unless inmates believe that a breach of the rules will lead to a return to closed prison why should they fear consequences? A place in an open prison should be a prize for any convict. It is unlawful to sell a child or give one away so why is it lawful to sell the services of the womb or to buy such services? You don’t have to be homophobic to shudder. The author is a nurse of several decades standing. In the first a group of nuns is providing on-line retreats for Catholics who cannot get away to a physical retreat. traffic and freedom itself. such as how to help an African orphan or even a donkey in the Holy Land. post offices and internet cafes in churches. I hope they are right simply because they have guts. The child was conceived in the full knowledge that he would never have a mummy. drink or sexual obsessions need a period of monitoring before release. The Moors murderers were ordinary clerks in a small office whose colleagues never suspected a thing. Furthermore open prisons save the system a great deal of money by housing very low-risk offenders who have too much to lose by absconding. even if that does mean a bit more overcrowding in the closed sector. When I was serving on the Home Affairs Select Committee in the early years of this century the then governor of Maidstone prison revealed that quotas were being set for transfers of prisoners to open jails in order to relieve the pressure on closed places. Instead of dying at home surrounded by family. At the heart of this book is the assertion that the NHS dares not let anyone die. Only time will tell whether police suspicions are justified. as long as the Anglican hierarchy remembers the distinction between a holy place and a den of thieves. Undeniably that will encourage people to step inside a church when otherwise they would give it a wide berth. So how have they time to spend hours reading what other people think of them? Next time Reese has a spare minute in front of the computer she could search for something useful. even if it was a one-off. Until recently all the media told us was that “a man is helping police with inquiries”. often without even a nurse present so pressured is everyone in modern hospitals. This gem of a study confronts our greatest taboo: death. and treated as all but convicted of murder when he hasn’t even been charged. calling one such outlet Heavenly Supplies. now knows who his friends are. with photographs and life histories and the comments of acquaintances and those with grudges. found 300 results and switched off again immediately. They do not need walls. because it fears being sued.com/ . I WOULD rather be the child of the poorest person in Britain than be Zachary Furnish-John. most of whom remain anonymous. He has been monstered in some of the less fastidious sections of the press by ex-pupils. the eccentric teacher arrested by police on suspicion of murder. That protected the innocent. OK. Before that prisoners had to be individually assessed as suitable for open prison and the risk assessment was thorough. Long serving lifers need to be eased back into normal life via a process of supervision and support which is what open prison provides. who set out as a midwife in Fifties Britain and who throughout a long career has watched social attitudes change from revering a peaceful death to delaying its finality at all costs. It is reassuring also to see that the church has retained its sense of humour. She contrasts various end-of-life experiences across class and social divides. It is selfish beyond belief. They need to acclimatise to prices. not taken for granted. Elton John will be in his late 70s when the child is in his teens. Any misdemeanour could delay transfer. Therefore they might as well encourage people in through other means.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 13 TWO stories suggest that the church is wising up to modern living. I prefer my churches quiet and dignified to pray in but as most of them are now locked up from one end of the week to the other it’s hard to enter and pray anyway. Equally therefore sanctions must be effective. When I raised the matter ministers denied that this was happening but it seems obvious that it was and that people were being sent prematurely to open conditions. The innocent can and have been branded. Our old friend the compensation culture has much to answer for. None of us can actually say we know someone well enough to be certain of their actions. dogs or the same ratio of officers to inmates. SEARCH ME: Reese Witherspoon googled her name CHRIS JEFFERIES. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It appears to have been jettisoned along with so many other solid British values. In the second story the Church of England plans to base shops. However what we can say is that vagueness and a professorial tendency to qualify and re-qualify every statement do not add up to murder. Labour abused our open prison system T HE riots at Ford open prison are almost certainly the result of the abuse of the system by the last government. Ms Witherspoon must have 10 times that. Picture: REX OVER Christmas I read what I consider a particularly brave book: In The Midst Of Life by Jennifer Worth. Drinking while outside could and usually did result in transfer back to closed prison. Ken Clarke should restore the integrity of the transfer process without delay. People whose offences stemmed from drugs. even when life can be prolonged only briefly and painfully.

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“Refuse could not have been collected on the bank holidays because rubbish tips were not open to dispose of waste.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 15 BILL CLINTON is planning an A-list party for his 65th-birthday this summer. A free range life makes us happy chickens. But his team-mates are apparently still coming to terms with the perma-tanned star’s match day habits. I bet he never had to put up with this sort of lèse majesté on Strictly Come Dancing. And while only 25 per cent lived in what they described as a rural area. of the TaxPayers’ Alliance. the state of poor Clegg’s party is perhaps best summed up by the latest poll to be conducted by its website Lib Dem Voice for the annual Liberal of the Year Award. Many people believe the key to improving their quality of life is not accumulating money but simply getting out more. With the exception of a witty cameo in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables recently Arnie.” Local Government Minister Bob Neill. 54 per cent said they would like to live in the countryside. the poll found. Oh dear. He even suggested residents WILL this be the first time that the annual Rear of the Year Awards is boycotted? Labour’s shadow communities secretary Caroline Flint is said to be the front runner (so to speak) for the prize – and is apparently less than impressed. apparently. Other ways to enjoy the simple life include keeping chickens or growing your own fruit and vegetables. leading to mounds of waste building up outside homes and fears of an explosion in the rat population. “Nick’s got a whole new range of breathing exercises. others have shown no humility whatsoever. which will frustrate taxpayers even more. Fury as council chief scorns rubbish crisis Picture: PETER CORNS COUNCILS have been accused of “outrageous” neglect. “Caroline has no idea where these votes are coming from but she is not at all impressed. said it was not necessary for refuse collectors to work over the bank holidays to clear the backlog – despite admitting it may not be removed until January 24. Colleagues insist that she has “absolutely no intention” of attending the winners’ ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel in June if she gets the nod.. who has promised to review fortnightly bin collections – also blamed for the backlog – has written to councils. The TaxPayers’ Alliance slammed local authority bosses for showing “no humility whatsoever” after a council leader in one of the worst-affected areas claimed the pile-up of rubbish was “not a problem”. as people around the country have been forced to wait up to a month for their rubbish to be collected over the Christmas period. warning of a perceived “level of complacency and a failure to address the seriousness of the issues”. One in four said they intended to spend more time outdoors over the coming year and 29 per cent were happier in the open air than indoors. The one-time darling of the leaders’ election debates is now reviled for the coalition’s stance on tuition fees among other subjects.” a colleague tells me. IT MUST be hard enough sharing the same political party as the likes of Simon Hughes and Lembit Opik but after the seven months he’s just had. I’m told that the shortlist does not include a single Liberal Democrat. said he was “extremely unhappy” with Mr Edwards’ comments. bad weather and an unwillingness by councils to pay workers overtime have all been blamed for the backlog. of Exeter City Council. MEANWHILE.” http://hotnpapers. AS ONE door closes.” Charlotte Lineacre. Which is perhaps why he has turned to meditation during his recent break in Spain with wife Miriam and the in-laws. Rachel Stevens and Ulrika Jonsson.” a fellow Labour MP confides. claim their community looks like a “third world country” after binmen stopped their rounds in early December.” Exeter resident Joe Fawcett. said: “It’s outrageous that some residents have been left with so much rubbish uncollected. the nominations do include David Cameron and Kenneth Clarke. pictured. Devon. People have got backyards where we would expect them to leave it. pictured. McCartney at least knows what he is letting himself in for: he serenaded Clinton on his previous birthday with a timely rendition of When I’m Sixty-Four. you get on it and you feel like there is no time lapse at all. He said: “Every day the bin lorries could have been out they have been out – I do not see it as a major problem.” says one. I’m told that the former American president is already sounding out Sir Paul McCartney. Only 20 per cent of those questioned said they were happy at work and just 30 per cent were satisfied with their home life because of too little leisure time. Eh? However. A number of bank holidays where binmen have stayed off the streets.” Can it be long before we see him in Conan The Pensioner? Resident Elaine Smith with refuse heaped outside her Birmingham home yesterday after binmen went on strike should keep rubbish in their back gardens. But Pete Edwards. If they can’t even back their own members no wonder they’re expecting such dismal electoral results in 2011. Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen to perform at the bash in August at the 20. GAVIN HENSON. Rob Newell. 48.” says a friend.” He added: “Peace and calm are the most important factors for contentment. the Happy Egg Co’s head of marketing. It is a health hazard.. “He must think meditation can help deal with the pressure.100 adults polled by the free range egg producer Happy Egg Co said having more time compared to the 21 per cent who thought being wealthier was the answer. Nick Clegg needs any help he can get to cope with his fall from grace. “Gavin needs to hog the mirror for about 10 minutes before and after a game. another one opens: Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking to return to acting when his time as governor of California ends this year.com/ . Asked what would give them a better life. HAPPINESS seekers should take a tip from chickens and go for a “free range” lifestyle. has been out of the film business for 16 years but insists: “It’s like bicycling or skiing. Previous holders of the award include Fiona Bruce.” Expect to see him sitting cross-legged on the front bench at the next Prime Minister’s Question Time. I hear. He said: “When I walk to my corner shop now I literally have to step over all rubbish in the street. Organiser Tony Edwards says Flint would be the first winner to snub this signal honour. Fuming residents in Exeter. is settling into his new life as a player at English rugby club Saracens. a software developer. especially as they often lecture taxpayers about their rubbish and recycling. “Bill has always loved meeting stars and he wants his party to be the biggest and best of the year. according to a survey out yesterday.000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles. 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Sobbing Lindsey Cowan clutches framed photo of fiance Dale near his coffin THE poignant funeral of tragic goalkeeper Dale Roberts took place yesterday as more than 500 mourners said a final farewell. Manchester City and England winger Adam Johnson. His fourth wife. Senior officers will contact the public to see what they think about the way they have been dealt with. a webcam and three USB ports as well as Windows 7 Home Premium and an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. fellow cellist Jiaxin Cheng. was carried into the church to the song Everything I Do by Bryan Adams. weighing only 5. Manchester City star Johnson. And his best friend. He revealed a vest with the message “RIP Dale” after he scored the winning goal in Manchester City’s 1-0 Premiership win over Blackpool on New Year’s Day.” Webber’s baby joy MUSICIAN Julian Lloyd Webber is to become a father for the second time at 60. Northamptonshire. 23. The Editor’s decision is final. 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we should get used to the idea that 2011 is not going to be much fun. We were told as much by the Conservatives before they came to power.5 per cent increase in VAT. so what could be better than a reunion (“Surely they don’t need the money. It’s time we took back control of our destiny. We can’t go on like this. Horwich. TAXING everything is not the cure to solving our monetary problems. As long as each is strategically targeted. Björn and Agnetha as they were. January 4)? I grew up with Abba as the background to my teenage years and my children in turn would hum and sing along to their records. particularly as their financial struggles only worsen as living costs continue to rise. yes. money. while always remembering that Labour caused this mess in the first place and the Government is trying to get us out of it. proving their fantastic songs have timeless appeal. Perhaps if management positions were outsourced instead of the rank and file we would end up with a better service. Any prisoner who wilfully burned down his own residence should be given a sleeping bag and forced to enjoy the benefits of increased fresh air in his damaged accommodation. What value is there in adding Mozart took the theme of the last movement of his G Major Piano Concerto K453 from a tune sung by his pet starling. must surely consider wider sensitivities ahead of making such payments. we need to stop sounding surprised when cuts and rises are announced. violently destructive riots at Ford open prison in West Sussex would be brought to justice.34 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 WE’VE seen a string of totally unreasonable price rises for food. Just what we needed at a time when millions of British people are struggling to make ends meet. Mozart’s full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. January 4). Victoria Crompton. The answer is to reverse the rise in VAT. not the coalition. ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’ is an anagram of ‘A famous German waltz god’. I don’t automatically get alternative accommodation provided at public expense (“Inquiry at riot jail after 6 staff left to guard 496 inmates”. 1762. Now petrol and diesel prices are skyrocketing thanks to tax increases. Lancs WHAT a lovely new year’s gift Messrs Cameron and Clegg have given us: a 2. however. given the number of active service personnel with concerns for their jobs and for the level and quality of equipment available to them. they don’t need the money. Far better to leave us with our memories intact than to meet up again for what appears to be a rather half-hearted reunion. After all. Canterbury. fair and likely to get us out of the mess left by Labour. Kent Not only is Radio 3 approaching the halfway mark in 12 days of broadcasting the entire works of Mozart. Alan Piper. making travel almost a luxury for anything more than an essential journey (“Price of a pint up by 6p as VAT rise hammers millions”. A long-awaited get-together of the Swedish foursome would allow a new generation to discover just what all the fuss is about when it comes to Abba. while he helps to repair the destruction. other goods and important services such as car insurance and rail travel. there seems to be nobody in Westminster with the slightest understanding of how ordinary people are affected by any of this. the scale of such payments seems at best ill-timed. Meanwhile. R Edge. there must be a plan to reduce VAT as soon as it becomes possible. Performance incentives are part and parcel of many salaries. Research in Cardiff in 1970 showed that playing Mozart to young rats makes them prefer Mozart to Schoenberg when they grow up. Unfortunately. “A world that has produced a Mozart is a world worth saving” – Franz Schubert. If anyone wants to make a difference to our living standards. I prefer to remember Anni-Frid. Research has also shown that human babies prefer Mozart and Vivaldi to Beethoven. we have never been forced to pay so much in return for so little. Manchester a tax. why don’t we copy this? Cheryl Blanche. notable among which is cost. Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt said those involved in the alcohol-fuelled. Bill Rose. The money we pour into the EU coffers should be spent creating manufacturing jobs here in the UK. big cuts in public services and a VAT increase. By email THERE have been many reports about the lack of refuse collections over the festive period. which is something that Labour forgot about within months of taking office in 1997. By email IT may be 30 years since Abba released their last hit but their fabulous music lives on. Come on. January 4). The MoD. except to the Treasury? Stop overseas aid and state benefits going out of the country. http://hotnpapers. but today is the anniversary of the birth on Mozart’s wife Constanze on January 5. an issue yet to be rectified owing to a number of factors. Unfortunately. While the MoD can claim that these payments are proportions of salary linked to performance rather than being bonuses. Furthermore. Equally. By email IF I’m so stupidly. massive hikes in the cost of heating oil have been little more than profiteering. January 4). Richard Molloy. With more snow forecast. When the coalition came to power. right. abandon the EU and then watch our economy revive itself. Increasing VAT leaves less money to be spent as people stop buying. Benny. ‘Amadeus’ is the Latin version of the Greek ‘Theophilus’. there were promises to make things fairer and listen to the public. Mozart was a keen billiards player. Blame Gordon Brown.com/ . with the snowy conditions being blamed in some cases (“Councils act as if they do us a favour by emptying bins”. General Secretary. Hindhead. Philip Kirkstall. higher tax on fuel at a time when its cost is at an all-time high is hard to accept. Yeah. Mozart was born with a deformity of his left ear that he kept covered by a wig in later life. we voted for all of these. Their crystal-clear singing voices will inevitably be weaker than when they performed 30 years ago and their stage act can only be a travesty of the original. French and German state-owned companies are buying up British companies at knockdown prices and our government is too weak to stop it from happening. So swingeing cuts and tax rises are necessary and. irresponsibly drunk that I accidentally let alone intentionally burn down my own house. Are the inmates bothered? You must be joking. With frozen salaries. Research has shown that listening to Mozart’s music may have a short-term effect in improving the results of certain types of intelligence test. rising unemployment. By email THE level of additional payments received by Ministry of Defence officials will come as a shock not only to serving members of the Armed Forces but also to the thousands of veterans who continue to face significant financial hardship in their retirement (“MoD chiefs land £39m as troops face cutbacks”. Northampton AM I the only one who thinks that reunions of once-worshipped pop groups are a step too far? Much as I enjoy the music of Abba. This includes thousands of Gurkhas who retired before 1997 and do not receive pensions equal to their former British colleagues. Therefore. British Gurkha Welfare Society THE head of the governmentbacked NHS Shared Business Services needs to be reminded that people in his position should be doing their utmost to maintain and create employment in this country rather than abroad (“ ‘Send NHS files to Indian call centres’ ”. Tim Laskey. Britain. A billiard table with five balls and 12 cues was among Mozart’s estate when he died in 1791. January 4). many veterans will justifiably feel aggrieved. Surrey THIS nation is in a dire economic state. January 3). Chhatra Rai. France and Germany protect their manufacturing industries. there should be no complaining. money?”. which means the rubbish is collected and roads cleared at the same time. So why can’t England take notice of how they cope in Germany? A snowplough is attached to the front of German refuse vehicles. What have they got to worry about? Nothing that English law will hand out. The move sounds more spiteful than fair or sensibly targeted. The solution is obvious. 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sparsely furnished. No gated mega-mansion estate. California. fencing and tennis at school but he loved computers and was self-taught when he began programming at 10. His father Edward Zuckerberg. CEO . And they need to remember that with every word they write. private jet or yacht for him. The framing is that the whole reason for making Facebook is because I wanted to get girls or wanted to get into clubs.” says one Silicon Valley veteran. “The real story is actually probably pretty boring.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 37 MODEST: Mark Zuckerberg’s home in Palo Alto.” he says. bitch. Outraged women’s groups and their boyfriends almost had him thrown out of college. ALAMY . 55. California days in college when he hacked into the Harvard website.” he says. PACIFIC COAST NEWS. A small hatchback car sits in the driveway. “Mark doesn’t think like other people do. . breaking only to attend business meetings in his trademark Adidas sandals. After he dropped out of Harvard and moved to California his landlord sent a letter of complaint asking him not to throw furniture in the pool or walk on the roof. He routinely labours through 16-hour days and cares little for the trappings of success. Mark had a privileged childhood and despite his nerd credentials displayed athletic prowess in rowing. “There is a wonderful irony in Zuckerberg’s privacy being shattered by this film and his private life held up for discussion since Facebook has broken down so many walls of privacy and allowed strangers to invade our lives. however. He lives in a very modest suburban home in Palo Alto. It’s that nerdiness that comes to the fore in the film of his university life The Social Network. every picture they post and every video they upload Zuckerberg is watching over their shoulder like Big Brother. a table and two wooden shelving units. Unsurprisingly Zuckerberg has hit back. “He’s socially different and it seems he sheds a lot of friends along the way because he’s so focused on building this company. digital X-rays and laser cavity detection.” Biographer Mezrich believes that Zuckerberg is so driven he does not realise he has betrayed friendships. UCKERBERG claims never to have been driven by the desire for money. pyjama bottoms and a hoodie. SUCCESS: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is world’s youngest billionaire http://hotnpapers. is an innovative paediatric dentist.” Facebook’s 500million members have to decide if Zuckerberg is a visionary genius or a megalomaniac opportunist who got lucky. Even his study has only three chairs. At his next home the patio wall was spattered with the remnants of paintball fights. . He even had business cards printed with the words: “I’m DRAMA: New movie The Social Network “Zuckerberg himself said that there is no longer an expectation of privacy on the internet. the son of a dentist and a psychologist in upscale Dobbs Ferry in upstate New York. 1984. stole photos of all the students and posted them on a site where viewers could vote who was hot or not. among the first to use drill-free air abrasion.com/ Pictures: GETTY. was born on May 14. “They just can’t wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg.” If he gives short shrift to friends Zuckerberg is even harder on himself. His romance with Harvard student Priscilla Chan faded as he often slaved at the computer for three days straight. is luck and ruthlessness. They could always “unfriend” him but for most Zuckerberg was never their friend to begin with. “It’s fiction.” Expected to leap up from his ranking as 35th in last year’s Forbes list of America’s wealthiest. What he has in abundance. He made numerous enemies as his selfobsessed behaviour progressed.

. But it was the sweltering heat that actually caused the portly primate to flake out at Taman Safari Park. this orang thinks so http://hotnpapers. Photographer Louise Bleakly. as she lazed under a tree. This orangutan aped many a reveller’s over-indulged feeling this festive season.38 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 Picture: LOUISE BLEAKLY/SOLENT IT’S that bloated. A few too many mince pies.. 69.com/ .... said: “They can swing in trees but I only saw one. A touch too many helpings of Christmas pudding. of California. touching her swollen tummy and seemingly swollen head. Indonesia. It was rather hot.. near Jakarta. And if only we’d gone a little easier on the vino. swollen head? Sounds familiar. hung-over look we can all relate to following Christmas and the New Year.” Aching tummy.

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Barclaycard has told thousands of customers that interest charges are set to increase by up to 20 per cent from February.8 billion to new credit cards in 2011. or have an Ultimate Reward Current Account. This is a limited offer that could be withdrawn at any time.00%. This applies for Halifax Guaranteed Saver Reward accounts with £1 which meet the qualifying conditions. /lmx http://hotnpapers.” said Melanie Johnson from The UK Cards Association. The rules coming into force in March say that if a customer only makes the minimum repayment.co. just days after American Express said thousands of customers could be moved from an existing free credit card to one with a £36 annual fee if they fail to object by February 23.8 million cardholders BETTER INFORMED: Card providers must improve communications with customers Halifax instant access savings WARNING FOR BORROWERS ALREADY this month.co. 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From this month card providers are to make changes to the way they charge borrowers.com/ Picture: ALAMY . “Card companies have agreed to improve their communication about rate increases but borrowers must ensure they are equally engaged in the process. even with new rules designed to help those in debt pay off their balance more quickly.” Those who do run into serious trouble with their credit card borrowing should let their creditors know what is going on as soon as possible. Any unsatisfactory response should then be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service which can order providers to pay lost interest.co. We may monitor and record calls. 2. Call 0845 607 2271 Lines open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm. Gross rate = interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law (currently 20%). For any month you don’t pay £1. “Be sure to consider all options. 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” Their talents are put to use in a number of ways. pictured. “The rise in the number of eco-businesses is influenced by people pursuing something that’s important to them. “A traditional business plan will be based around cashflow and profit but that won’t necessarily be the case with an environmentally-focused firm. three of whom were in their early 20s at the time.com/ . As stated above. the dairy-free alternative to cheese that it has been making since the late Eighties. it se the perfect o Guy Cricht says: “We we at home and with practica opposed to a qualification common sen of hard work achieve mos independent Other problems include issues such as whether the firm’s suppliers also behave in an ethical manner. food manufacturers who promote vegetarian and vegan fare and companies promoting energy efficiency in various ways. to take the reins of Bute Island Foods seven years ago.” he says. Some of these individuals have always been committed to the environmental cause while others are spurred into action by reading articles about what is happening to our planet and look for ways they can make a difference to society. “They need a lot more thought about what they’re trying to achieve. According to Emma Jones. The group believe they were always destined to run their own enterprise and when the previous owners of Bute Island decided to retire.40 Daily Express Wedne NEW DEALS EVERY DAY The great new site that saves YOU money DISCOUNTS S O T AVAILABLE ON V L B E A WIDE RANGE D A G F R D T OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES N R I E HUGE Green ligh eco-friend Passion for planet is big d MAN WITH A MISSION: Nick Proctor hates to see money wasted on energy bills Register FREE now at www.” she says. Meet the new breed of eco-entrepreneurs who are fast becoming giants of the corporate world.” she explains. Canada and South Africa.com). A good starting point is looking at an area you are passionate about. According to Stephen Alambritis. “That way. “It also makes good business sense because there are more customers wanting to buy the products and services of these companies. spokesman for the Federation of Small Businesses. inspiration can come from a variety of sources. These committed individuals are finding ever more innovative ways to marry the need to generate an income with their passion for the environment.co. is particularly well known for Sheese.offeraday. setting up such a firm requires even more analysis than a standard money-making venture purely because of its dual purpose.enterprisenation.uk T HEY are living proof that you can turn a profit in business yet still make a difference to people’s lives and improve the planet. However. This is important because the business is likely to come under far more scrutiny if it has set out to take a particular moral stance. Their success is helping to encourage the next generation to follow in their footsteps. There are retailers who focus solely on Fairtrade items. So how can those that want to be ecoentrepreneurs proceed? TAKING THE FIRST STEPS THE first stage is to come up with an idea. suggests Jones. “People should base an idea on what they enjoy and try to make their product or service as niche as possible. which exports to Europe. you keep marketing http://hotnpapers.” Dairy-free cheese is A SHARED love of animals and the desire to promote healthy diets were the driving forces behind the decision of five friends. The business. America. founder of business support company Enterprise Nation (www. more people who are committed to the environmental cause are choosing to express themselves in business. it’s not an easy route.

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With Halifax ISA Direct Reward you’ll get: • 2. whether bought by mail order or from a shop. to the site But the limit is rising to The Financial £85. At the start of the not year the “double question has ge.halifax. 0800 531 6030 Lines are open 7 days a week. Halifax is a division of Bank of Scotland plc.000 in the Nationwide itself. EC3R 6EN. the UK’s leading independent advisers for equity release. you’ll get a higher rate on your ISA Direct Reward as a thank you.co. • Manage your savings online 24/7 or by phone and make deposits in branch.000 or more into your current account (or if you don’t have an Ultimate Reward Current Account).000 or more into your current account with us each month. the pros and cons of each type of plan including how they work and how your entitlement to state benefits could be affected. I have about £50. Some turned up by New Year’s Eve. including the cost of postage and must also arrange for collection of the item or pay for your return postage. And as part of our new ISA promise we’ll pay you interest while your ISA funds are being transferred. London. limit applies to all may ha stions.uk/ISAreward or arrange a review in branch ranch For your FREE Daily Express Guide to Equity Release call Winner of Moneyfacts Best Cash ISA Provider Award 2010 Available to individuals who are resident in the UK for tax purposes aged 16 or over. This is not a stakeholder ISA. to open an ISA or transfer today oday 2 .keyrs. you can send them back. although many shops have their own returns policy which allows you to do this.co. If you pay £1. • An unlimited number of withdrawals – but remember to keep your balance above £1. Additional 0. 10 Lower Thames Street.100 plus previous years’ cash ISAs transferred in.42 Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 Can I send presents back? I know it is not anybody’s fault that the weather has been so bad and the post has been delayed. within seven working days. Saturday 8am .00% AER tax free variable for 12 months for our current account customers.com.8pm. This is an equity release plan. This was a temporary measure that covered existing savers with a number of merged building societies. We may monitor and record calls. but I’m still waiting for others. To qualify for the additional interest just pay £1. The Distance Selling Regulations allow you to return items that you have not been able to inspect before purchase. • This offer is available to new and existing customers. so although Services ComDerbyshire and Nationwide pensation Scheme no longer have separate limits. which merged with the Yorkyour IF shire. Only we do this. your arrangements changed on savings with Nationwide added December 31. SIGN OF THE TIMES: Bad weather was blamed for postal delays You have no legal right to return goods of satisfactory quality bought from a retailer on the high street. Registered Office: The Mound. 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the shops recession but the timing could not have been better for him personally. Jordan needed little investment to get going as he worked from home initially and his only outlay was a £2. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. After 13 years in the ski and outdoor trade he had experience of almost every area. “I knew there was a demand for the products which use fantastic fabrics and have a great reputation for technical finishing.” Call us now on 0800 4046 210 for your FREE DVD information pack (presented by Sue Cook) or to arrange a no-obligation appointment with one of our expert advisers. “Every region’s customers have different tastes. Jordan reckons there is the potential to double the retail penetration. what phone contract to have. Killy and Eider also gave him flexibility on the financial side and he now works from an enterprise grant office block especially set up to encourage entrepreneurs. the mid and upper end of the market. We’re having a very happy retirement because of equity release from Aviva. Everything we’ve done. British men don’t particularly like the colour orange. He says: “I have months where no money comes in which is why I am expanding my ranges. Brilliant!” www. There are a number of reasons why people choose equity release.aviva. You scrape and you save and then you have your family. We’ve had a really good life “We’ve had a really good life. For your protection telephone calls may be recorded. You’ve worked hard all your life to pay for your home.” Jordan expected long working hours and a steep learning curve on the business management side. Registered in England No. As a distributor of other firms’ products. in-store training and marketing and publicity campaigns. He explained that we’d both be able to live in our bungalow until we died – when one partner has gone. Ireland and Scandinavia”. He then moved into distributing the gear and sales management know me. “There’s still a lot of new opportunities because we are about to introduce a new range for a different market — the outdoor sports one. so they protect skiers and are comfortable to wear whatever the conditions on the mountain. As Pam recalls: “He was really helpful and took us through it all in detail.eider. It’s impossible. or you would like to understand more about it.” Keeping active and enjoying life to the full is important to Graham and Pam. 3286484. who chose to release equity from their home. sees plenty of scope to build on his £1. has continued to do well. Pam and Graham have achieved pretty much everything they’d set out to do. NatWest in Oakham. “For example. Going solo has been a risk but an exhilarating one.Daily Express Wednesday January 5 2011 43 FTER a smooth opening run. www. Registered Office: 2 Rougier Street.com and www. 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