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Vol. 28 No. 10 January 2011

Heavy Snow Hits Air Travel, PM Seeks Action Against


Violent Protesters
Roads Across Britain PRIME MINISTER Cameron says he
wants to bring the full weight of the law
against protesters who attacked a car car-
rying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of
Cornwall amid violent protests in London
over a rise in tuition fees.
David Cameron said that protesters says
police should take lessons from the “regret-
table” incident but that protesters should
take full responsibility for their actions.
Thousands of students and youths pro-
testing in the streets of London December
9. The demonstrations, over rises in uni-
versity tuition fees, turned violent when
some students vandalized buildings and Visibly shaken Camilla and Charles.
threw objects at police. most important war memorials during the
Metropolitan Police Chief Paul Ste- violent student demonstrations against
phenson commended his officers for their rising university fees.
bravery and said the nearly 3,000-strong Charlie Gilmour, 21, said he was sorry
People walk through the snow in Piccadilly Circus in contingent handling the student protests for the “terrible insult” to the thousands
central London, last month. Authorities say air travel showed restraint in dealing with “thugs.” who died for the country. Gilmour – a
across Europe has been disrupted by heavy snow, Police said 33 protesters were arrested Cambridge University history student –
leaving stranded passengers at Heathrow airport, but would not say whether any of the said he did not realize that the monument
while rail services and roads were also affected by arrests were linked to the royal attack. he climbed was the Cenotaph, which com-
the blast of wintry weather. Scotland Yard said most of those arrested memorates Britain’s war dead.
had been released on bail. “I feel nothing but shame,” he said. “My
By David Stringer to cancel their flight, More than 40 students and 12 police intention was not to attack or defile the
in return for a full were injured during the protests. Cenotaph. Running along with a crowd of
BLIZZARDS and freezing tem- refund, or consider The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David people who had just been violently repelled
peratures shut down runways, train changing their flight Gilmour issued a public apology after the by the police, I got caught up in the spirit
tracks and highways across Britain to another date over riots for climbing atop of one of Britain’s of the moment.
the next 12 months.
and Europe, disrupting flights and easyJet says it will
leaving shivering drivers stranded That’s Kate
THE HEADLINES
allow its passengers
on roadsides. who have been dis-
Airports in Britain, Germany, France,
rupted to transfer their
return flights free of
Middleton? Critics
Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark Nine Men Charged With
reported cancelations or delays to flights
charge to any airport
served by the airline. Slam Wedding Coin Pre-Christmas Terror Plot
December from December 18. As Ireland was battered by its worst following a deluge, prompting police pa- TWELVE men were held during a series
Heathrow Airport would not accept any snow in decades, airports in Belfast and trols to offer food and water to drivers. of dawn raids by unarmed counter-
arrivals December 19 and would allow Dublin remained open but warned on their Jeremy Clarkson, host of BBC motor- terrorism officers last month in London,
only a handful of departures after snow websites of cancellations and delays. ing program Top Gear said he was among Cardiff, Stoke and Birmingham. Three
and ice forced the closure of runways. By TREACHEROUS drivers forced to abandon their vehicles men, two from Cardiff and one from
the following day the airport announced a Conditions on British roads were treach- close to Oxford, west of London. “It was London, were released without charge.
full closure and told travellers not to even erous, Automobile Association official very bad out there,” he said. Lord Carlile, the independent re-
go to the airport due to crowding. Darron Burness said. “One of the biggest In Italy, the Autostrada of the Sun – the viewer of counter-terrorism powers, de-
They said: “Several hundred workers problems is that large amounts of snow are country’s main north-south highway – was scribed the alleged plot as “significant”.
were doing their best “to keep passengers falling very quickly on to frozen surfaces, jammed with hundreds of vehicles, whose Police were granted more time to
in the terminal as warm and as comfortable making driving hazardous,” he said. chilly occupants slept in their cars, vans or THAT’S KATE Middleton? Britain’s question the suspects, aged from 19 to
as possible while we do everything we can Hundreds of motorists were left stranded trucks. Though snow had mainly cleared Royal Mint released, on December 23, a 28. They were detained under the Ter-
to get Heathrow moving.” on a major road in northwestern England Continued on page 4 commemorative coin featuring portraits rorism Act.
London’s Gatwick also announced of Prince William and his bride-to-be, The remaining nine suspects were
‘Ordinary’ Kate
closure the following day. but critics said the results were far from charged December 26 with conspiring
When the London airports opened two lifelike. to cause an explosion or explosions in
days later, British Airways told travellers
Middleton
Images of the couple on the memento the UK “of a nature likely to endanger
not travel to Heathrow unless they had bear little resemblance to either the prince life or cause serious injury to property”.
a confirmed booking. They also advised or his 28-year-old betrothed. Middleton Chief magistrate Howard Riddle re-
Reflects Class
those whose travel was disrupted severely appears plump in the face and lips and has manded them all in custody to appear
bags under her eyes, while some critics at the Old Bailey on January 14.
Great Gift Ideas! Divide
suggested William looks more like former
US Vice President Al Gore.
The operation was the most high-
profile anti-terror raid in Britain since
Available in silver or gold, the £5 coin April 2009, when 12 men were detained
UNION JACK By Jill Lawless – which costs£9.99 to buy – marks the across northern England.
SUBSCRIPTION A MIDDLE-CLASS girl studied hard, April 29 wedding of the second-in-line to
12 issues all got good grades, went to university, the British throne. Conservatives Flashed
fell in love, became a princess.
year long! A fairy tale? An aspirational
“This coin is of historical importance, to Most Election Cash
get it so wrong seems ridiculous,” Ingrid
dream? A snob’s nightmare? Kate Seward of Majesty magazine told Britain’s BRITAIN’S Electoral Commission
£sd Middleton’s story is all these and a Sky News. says the Conservative Party spent
twice as much as the Labour Party in
COIN SETS window on the intricacies of Britain’s
complex, inescapable class system.
The Royal Mint said the coin was
designed by its in-house engraving team the 2010 election campaign.
$29.95 For some, the fiancee of Prince and insisted the portraits had gone though Figures released last month show
PM David Cameron’s Conservatives
William is an ordinary woman from a “a rigorous approval process.” Both the
hardworking family whose acceptance Queen and Prince William had given their spent £16.7m on the election.
English-American Dictionary into the royal “firm” shows a monar- consent to the design and staff had used Labour spent just £8m, a drop
“DIVIDED BY A COMMON chy embracing modernity in a country photos of the couple to produce the images, from the £10m it spent on its 2005
election campaign, which ended
LANGUAGE” - $14.95 where class is no longer a barrier. For the mint said in a statement.
with Labour leader Tony Blair’s re-
others, media obsession with Kate’s INSPIRATION
class background shows a country still “The inspiration for the design came election as prime minister.
Yorkshire Passport ossified by status envy. from photographs of the couple at a sport- Total campaign spending on the
2010 vote clocked in at £31m. The
- $9.50 In the eyes of an elitist few, the
descendant of coal miners is not good
ing event,” the mint said.
Liberal Democrats, now part of the
Dickie Arbiter, a former royal spokes-
All prices + shipping enough for the future king. man, said it is often difficult to produce coalition government, spent £4.8m.
& handling “There are those purists who say accurate images on a coin.
he should marry a princess from one Engravers managed a better likeness £1 = $1.54
1-800-262-7305
at
of the European royal families,” said press

uro = $1.31
of William’s father and mother, Prince time
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in the past month . . .


Not All Happy Over The of a plastic replica proved completely false, The RSPCA is attempting to locate the her father. However, they have threatened
William-Kate Marriage
THE approaching marriage of Prince Wil-
however. The crocodile’s head was stinking
to high heaven in just a few days.
“I didn’t think it was real,” said Mrs Green.
TODAY’S homeowner using the serial number on the to take her dog.
empty phone box, where a prosecution over
animal cruelty is a distinct possibility.
Williams explained she is not working and
does not have money to bring this debacle
BRITAIN
liam and Kate Middleton has been met with
general approval from the British public, and “But after a couple of days it really began to a conclusion though her grandmother has
to smell.” Fishing Rod Assault Man provided some financial assistance towards
the nation is genuinely happy that the pair Found Hiding In Mother’s Attic the debt. “It’s so stressful” she said, querying
has finally named a date. There has been The RSPCA have since taken over an
few dissenting voices regarding the coming investigation, regarding the gruesome BY LARRY GARDNER VICIOUSLY beating a man with a fishing rod how the council could have let this get so far
nuptials, but a comment by the Bishop of animal part. over a £200 debt sent Michael Gartside into along, and her 160 unpaid, fixed penalty cita-
Willesden, the Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, got was gone. An opportunistic thief has taken hiding as police sought him on charges of tions reach such a level of intricacy.
him in to a lot of hot water. Woman Calls 999 Over Her those few minutes to inflict further aggrava- grievous bodily harm. The Council’s transport-board-member,
The Bishop’s remarks on his Facebook Missing Snowman tions on what had been an disturbing wintry He had taken his impatience out on Luke Phillip Hughes, was not sympathic. “This is
page that the marriage may only last seven morning. Gillvrey, 21, who owed him the money, and it taxpayer’s money,” he said. “Other people
A MISSING snowman stolen from outside turned into brutal and physical confrontation who park illegally are expected to pay their
years and his reference that the royal family a house in Chatham, Kent, was reported “I feel stupid of course,” said Whittaker,
are philanderers, has been met with outrage who admitted that leaving your car unat- at a local park. For four months he evaded fines.”
to the local police, who were not pleased the arm of the law, before a police visit to The situation continues.
by the Anglican Church. The Bishop of to receive such a frivolous 999 emergency tended with the engine running was not a
London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, has conducive arrangement for following safety his mother’s home in Torquay, found him
call. The homeowner said she had built the hiding in the attic. At Exeter Crown Court, Homeless Man Saves Woman In
written to the Rt Rev Broadbent asking him snowman just five hours previous, using one rules that everyone is familiar with.
to withdraw himself from public ministry until Over fifty vehicles had gone missing the 22-year-old Gartside was found guilty of River, But Has Clothes Stolen
pound coins for its eyes and teaspoons for GBH and sent to jail for two years.
further notice. in similar circumstances since the early
“I was appalled by the Bishop of Willesden
its arms. She went out to check on it and
December snows reckon local police, who The court reprimanded his mother, Janet WHEN a homeless man jumped into the river
comments about the forthcoming Royal mar-
discovered it was gone.
issued warnings for motorists to watch for Gartside, 52, for assisting her son when she Thames to save a woman from drowning
riage,” explained the clergyman.
“It’s not a nice road,” said the caller.
snow thieves. knew there was a warrant out for his arrest. near Blackfriars Bridge, he received ac-
“In common with most of the country, I
“But you don’t expect someone to nick your She was unimpressed by the judge’s tone colades of bravery from the Port of London
snowman! ” of voice however. Authority after holding onto her until a lifeboat
share the joy which the news of the engage- Chief Inspector Simon Black of the Kent Hayden’s Jaffa Cake Could “Any mother would do the same,” she arrived.
ment has brought,” said the Rt Rev Chartres, Taskforce was outraged that the woman had Have Had A Sting With It Thanks to his efforts, a tragedy was
reiterating that he had sent apologies to St retorted.
taken up time that could have been used on TWO-year-old Hayden Mugford loves his averted,” said Martin Garside of the PLA,
James Palace. proper emergencies that flow into the 999 Man Robs Bank, Spends Loot praising Adan Abobaker for being extremely
The Rt Rev Broadbent has apparently chocolate covered jaffa cakes, but if his
centre, especially during the recent snow mother had not kept her eye on him as On Drinks At Local Pub brave and selfish.
apologized unreservedly about his Facebook storm that left many people stranded. Police Abobaker’s lifesaving episode did have
statements, but has still been requested to he chomped through his afternoon snack, BANK robber Christopher Allnut, 42, did not
refrain from public ministry.
returned the call of the woman, explaining things could have turned out rather nasty. try to hide or run after holding up a Barclays a downside though. When the 37-year-old
that a stolen snowman was not the life and Mom, Alison, noticed something attached Bank in Winchester. Infact, he remained homeless man returned for his clothes after
death situation that is the purpose of the 999 to the bottom of the biscuit and as her son loudly visible. He walked into a nearby the rescue, they were missing. Someone
Four-Wheel-Drive Player’s crisis call centre. Police have prosecutorial was about to bite down she snatched the Wetherspoon’s pub, The Gaol House, threw had stolen them. His hat, a wooly sweater,
Protest Earns Him Jail Stay powers for people misusing the system. jaffa cake away from him. Further scrutiny his ill-gotten gains in to the air and declared, a pair of gloves and a hip flask had all dis-
RED cards on the soccer pitch usually “This call could have cost someone’s revealed the remains of a wasp embedded “I’ve just robbed a bank and the drinks are appeared. No good deed goes unpunished,
conclude with a few games suspension or life,” said CI Black. ”It was completely ir- in the biscuit. A stunned Mrs Mugford, 25, on me.” but the local police did pitch in with a few
a small fine, but for Joseph Rimmer, 28, it responsible.” took the offending biscuit with the wasp still He had left the bank with £1,600, but warm garments.
resulted in 24 weeks jail time. At a South- An investigation revealed that the woman attached, back to where she had purchased dropped £350 in the street, and when
port & District League match in February, was genuinely concerned about the theft of it at the local Tesco supermarket in Tiverton, police arrived to arrest him, most of the Award In Search Of Hero –
Rimmer, from Melling in Merseyside, who the two pound eyes and the teaspoons and Devon. While staff offered sympathy and a stolen money was gone. Regulars at the Authorities Seek Officer
plays for Lonsdale FC, objected strongly to was given the benefit of the doubt. She was full investigation she was shocked to be of- Gaol House, gleefully took him up on his A BRAVERY medal awarded to a Welsh
getting sent off during a game against rivals not charged. fered just twenty pounds in compensation. offer of free drinks. Police made a public police-officer who rescued a bather in trouble
Harrington FC. Referee David Harkness was Tesco’s Jaffa Cake supplier called it a appeal for the money to be returned, but at Kimmel Bay in 1938, has turned up in a
adamant about the sending off, however, but Jean Still Has Her Christmas freak accident and said the factory where few responded. New Orleans pawn shop. Detective Kevin
never suspected he was putting his very life Tree From 1928 the product is made was a clean and well At Winchester Crown Court, Allnut of Higgins of the New Orleans Police depart-
in to jeopardy. The irritated Rimmer walked JEAN Eadie of Aberdeen, probably owns the maintained environment, and there was no Southampton, was detained under the ment became aware of the medal and got in
off, jumped into his Landrover, and drove oldest Christmas tree in Britain. Her parents evidence of insect infestation. Alison Mug- Mental Health Act, where Judge Keith Cutler, touch with North Wales Police. He suspects
on to the pitch doing a series of wheelies paid a half-a-crown for the small artificial ford was not happy with that explanation. imposed an indefinite hospital stay. The court that a family member would be thrilled to
before heading for the astonished ref who tree in 1928, and every year since, it’s been “£20 is not enough to think of the dam- was told that the bank robber had a history receive this old medal commemorating a
took cover between the goal-posts. He also brought out highly decorated as part of age that could have been done,” said the of mental problems and earlier that day, daring rescue. The pawn-shop owner could
disrupted another game on a nearby pitch. the Eadie family Christmas festivities. The irate mother of three.” What if I had not turned up twice at the nearby police station not shed any light on its origins. The medal is
He eventually brought the vehicle to halt, 85-year-old pensioner was three-years-old been watching my son and he’d eaten the demanding to be arrested for stealing a bottle well worn and bears the inscription, “DT Sgt
made his hands in the shape of a gun and when the tree was bought and considers it wasp.” of whiskey. Allnut apologized for scaring the JR Oxley for a gallant rescue of a drowning
threatened to shoot the ref. her most precious heirloom. She even has Tesco and Mrs Mugford are still talking. female tellers that he would shoot them if person in Kimmel Bay, July 1938.”
At a recent appearance at Liverpool some of the original decorations that came they did not give him £5,000, and admitted Librarians in Abergele, have been pour-
Crown Court, Judge Brian Lewis, called it a with the purchase. The tree brings back Blind Pet Left To Die In he was lying and did not have a gun. ing over old newspapers in an attempt to
disgraceful incident, and beside the jail time, fond memories of late parents, John and Garbage Collection discover more of this courageous rescue,
banned Rimmer from driving for two years. Thousands In Parking
Margaret-Jane Gall, and her husband who HEARTLESS homeowners who put a blind and the search for the whereabouts of the
David Harkness has been a soccer referee for passed away in 1991. It may have gotten Fines Outside Woman’s Oxley families, but nothing yet. The north
35 years, but says after this experience and guinea pig out with the garbage, hoping Own Residence
a little ancient, but Eadie has no plans to dustmen would put the animal through the Wales branch of “The National Association
after concerns that Rimmer would come to throw it out. CHARLOTTE Williams has wracked up over of Retired Police Officers,” is also going
his home, he is unsure if his part-time career compacter in the refuse truck did not get their
“It will never end up in the bin,” She said. wish. The dustmen handed the creature over £11,000 in parking fines even though her through its records, but with no success.
as a ref will continue. “I’II leave it to someone in my will.” vehicle is parked outside her father’s home There was an Army Camp at Kimmel Bay,
to the RSPCA, rather than the metal jaws of
the garbage truck. He had been put in an where she lives in Llanelli. so maybe it was a Army medal and not a
Mother Gets Chips, Pie And Police Warn: Don’t Warm-Up empty phone and answering machine carton Carmarthern Council demands a £30 Police award ?
A Crocs Head ‘Thrown In’ Your Car Unless You Are In It with the message, “His name is Fred, please resident’s parking permit in the town, but If you’re an Oxley, reading this Union Jack,
ZOE Green’s visit to the local chip shop in WOLVERHAMPTON police have warned take care of him-thank you”. because of the complicated regulations and you can shed some light on this award;
Stafford, was enlivened by the appearance of motorists not to leave their cars, while wait- Staff at the Ashley Heath, RSPCA branch regarding the fee, Williams, 21, is struggling Detective Kevin Higgins of the New Orleans
a crocodile’s severed head lying on the pave- ing for the engine to warm up at this cold in Ringwood, Hampshire, forwarded the to comply. She moved back in with her father Police Department would love to hear from
ment outside the fast food establishment. Her and snowy time of the year. David Whittaker animal to a local vet who determined he at his Old Castle Road home after becoming you as would the North Wales Police press
three-year-old son Austin, was fascinated was sitting in his vehicle giving it a chance was not a male, but a female. She has a unemployed in 2008. Her car registration office at 01492-804666.
with the open mouthed object and begged his to get a little warmer before driving to work, shrunken right eye and poor vision out of the shows her living at the old address, so the
mother to let him take it home. Suspecting when he heard the phone ring from inside left one, which was probably due to a birth Council won’t issue a permit. But they are The Perfect Gift
it was a child’s toy, maybe a plastic replica, his house. defect caused by the mother’s malnutrition. issuing lots of citations and say they have
she allowed Austin to pick up the strange He went inside to answer the ring, leaving The four-month-old guinea pig has been written to Williams 381 times to sort it out. A Union Jack Subscription
skull, proclaiming he would show his Dad his car still idling peacefully. re-christened “Beattie,” and is eating well Council bailiffs have arrived at the address
the strange find. The ten inch cranium was After a minute or two he was back in his and enjoying the tender loving care of the to garnish possessions in lieu of legal fees, See Page 3
brought to the Green home, where thoughts driveway, ready to go to work, but his car volunteer staff. but the property and its assets belong to
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at the Victoria & Albert Museum until Febru- Isle Bronze fine art foundry in the Highlands
ary 27. of Scotland.
It is not a very big exhibition, but the robes The cast of the Piccadilly Circus sculpture
are really exquisite – beautiful colours and is to go on display at the Victoria & Albert
materials. I asked a girl at the sales counter Museum in April.
whether some of the robes were for sale. It was agreed when the rights to the work
“Oh yes,” she said. “That one is four fifty were sold 20 years ago that only 10 copies
and the other is seven fifty.” Remarkably would be made, and this is the last of them.
cheap, I thought – until I realised that she was
talking in hundreds, not just pounds!
NEW INTERCITY TRAINS
Britain’s ageing InterCity trains are to
The King’s Speech – A
The prices were £450 and £750 respec- be scrapped and replaced with a new fleet Royal Globes Winner?
tively. as part of an £8bn bid to ease commuter THE British film The King’s Speech,
Among the exhibits were the Emperor’s of- congestion. took the lead with seven nominations for
Students Clash With Royal Car ficial dress, his festive dress, his military and
travelling outfit, and informal dress – made
Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond
has unveiled plans to scrap the 34-year-old
Best Drama in the annual Golden Globes
Awards to be
STUDENT protesters “ambushed” the car carrying Prince Charles and the Duch- mainly from silk, although western fabrics vehicles in favour of a new generation of handed out at a
ess of Cornwall last month as they travelled to the Royal Variety Performance became popular as a novelty after the late trains, cutting journey times on lines from star-studded cer-
19th century. London to Wales and Scotland. emony in Bev-
at the London Palladium near Oxford Circus. NEED A CAB? TAKE AN OYSTER The Government has also confirmed erly Hills, on
One rioter managed to push a stick through an open window of the limousine and jabbed London cabs have been equipped with the go-ahead for the £5.5bn Thameslink January 16. It
the duchess in the ribs as a baying mob of tuition fee protesters surrounded the vintage Oyster-card style payment systems. It allows modernisation. will be televised
Rolls-Royce on its way to the theatre. passengers to pay for journeys simply by WEST END FACELIFT FOR 2012 on NBC-TV to
A police source said that one of the car’s The Rt Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of touching “readers” with their Visa cards. A London’s West End will have a £1bn more than 160
rear windows was opened in error as the London, will take the most active role in pre- total of 80 cabs are using the system as a trial, makeover in time for the Olympics, it was countries world- Colin Firth
protesters moved in. The attack is the biggest paring them for married life. This is likely to accepting payments of up to £15. announced last month. wide.
royal security breach in decades and raises include how to cope with arguments, remain Visa said that it was hopeful that thousands Business leaders said that the investment, Directed by Tom Hooper, who was
new questions about protection for the royal faithful, prepare for parenthood and cope with more will sign up to the service before 2012. to benefit the capital’s retail and leisure sec- nominated for Best Director, his movie
couple. the in-laws. “This will end the inconvenience of not be- tions and infrastructure, is a sign of “growing also brought nods to British star Colin
The breach was even more serious than at The Archbishop, Dr Rowan Williams, who ing sure if you have enough money for a cab confidence” in the area. The developments, Firth, 50, who portrays the future stuttering
first appeared, with thugs managing to reach will officiate at the service, will meet the home,” said Visa’s David Goodridge. funded by public and private sector invest- King George VI, and to Helena Bonham
deep into the car’s interior. Armed officers couple to ensure that the wedding is pitched The system will use a reader and a screen ments, will ensure that visitors will be able Carter, 44, as his wife Elizabeth.
were seconds from drawing their weapons, correctly to their relationship. explaining the system mounted behind the to enjoy “world class” entertainment during Of his nomination, Firth thanked the
but the police driver managed to accelerate ON THE CARDS driver. It is based on one that has been used the 2012 Games. Hollywood Foreign Press, adding “I am
away from trouble. Police said that the duch- Transport for London is issuing a souvenir in New York for several years. For journeys New retail developments, hotels and a truly grateful to be in the company of so
ess was “very scared” when the rioter leaned edition Oyster travel card to mark the royal of more than £15 passengers can use the £22m overhaul of the Hippodrome, Leicester many of my colleagues.”
into the car. marriage. This will follow the tradition set device as a normal chip and pin reader. Square, turning it into a “leisure casino” are Australian star Geoffrey Rush who
“She is laughing about it now, but everyone in 1981 when a special ticket was issued Figures show that the average London black on the cards. gives a strong performance as a speech
was rather shaken,” he said. for the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady cab fare is £12. This, says Robert Davis, Westminster therapist to George VI, is up for Best Sup-
The Rolls Royce was surrounded as it Diana Spencer. This system also gives users the opportu- City Council’s deputy leader, will ensure that porting Actor.
travelled down Regent Street, with protesters If the issue is successful, it could be nity to place a tip on the card. Goodridge said: “when the eyes of the world are upon us, it Of Firth’s nomination, Bonham Carter
kicking at the doors and shattering a rear repeated in 2012 for the Queen’s diamond “It’s often the case of a tip being whatever acts as a showcase for the country.” said, “I find it’s very funny that Colin’s
window. At one point it was rocked and hit jubilee and the London Olympics. change you had. Now it is built into the system, FINALLY probably going to get an Oscar for playing
with paint bombs. PHILIP, AT 90, TAKES IT EASY and in New York we saw that tips actually From the Melbourne Herald: Alcoholic somebody who can’t speak, yet as soon as
The police source said that at first the stu- As Prince Philip approaches the age of 90, increased.” beverages are banned in Saudi Arabia. Under the camera is off, he talks non-stop.”
dents did not appear to be aggressive. He said: he has decided on a definite cutback in his LAST CAST FOR EROS the country’s Islamic Sharia law, those who Another British film, Made in Dagen-
“They were very friendly but then things turned workload. He will step down from about 20 A replica of the statue of Eros made by consume alcohol are canned publicly. ham an award-winning British comedy ,
nasty when the hard core stepped in.” of his most demanding roles next year – the Alfred Gilbert has been finished at the Black sholmes168@gmail.com with Sally Hawkins was a no-show for
The Metropolitan Police Force is likely to first time that he has considered cutting back a Globe.
face an inquiry into how the royal couple be- on his responsibilities.
came trapped in such a vulnerable situation. He will give up chancellorship of Edinburgh
Famous Christian Landmark Tree Chopped Down In television, Judi Dench in Return to
Cranford is up for Best Actress in a mini-
University, held since 1952, and of Cambridge POLICE were searching for vandals last tree is thought to be descended from the
OTHER ROYAL NEWS month who chopped down a thorn tree original and sprouted on Wearyall Hill in
series or motion picture made for TV, and
Top hotels in London will be charging a University, held since 1976, after his birthday venerated for centuries by Christians. Glastonbury.
past Globes winner Hugh Laurie is again a
“Kate Rate” for rooms for the night of the on June 10 next year, a Buckingham Palace The Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree, “The story goes that Joseph of Ari-
contender for Best Actor for House.
royal wedding The rush for rooms has pushed spokesman said. said to have links to the earliest days of mathea pushed his staff into the ground
Despite the strong competition, The
prices to a record high with demand from But he will maintain a busy schedule of and pronounced it to be weary – that’s why
King’s Speech has favourable odds to be
around the globe. ceremonies and events, and remain patron Christianity in England, has been reduced crowned a Royal winner at the Globes
to a six-foot stump by vandals who sawed it’s known as Wearyall Hill,” said Coles.
Prices for four- and five-star hotels have or president of more than 800 other or- off its limbs. “The tree is said to have grown from the
Awards.
doubled in some cases and many hotels are ganisations, including the Duke of Edinburgh
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a ceremony so it could be given to Queen Many pilgrims have left offerings at the
Tourists hoping to witness Prince William year, has no plans to cut back on her royal Elizabeth II to decorate her Christmas ta- base of the tree over the years.
and Kate Middleton emerge from Westminster duties. ble, said Glastonbury Mayor John Coles. Katherine Gorbing, the director of Glas-
Abbey as husband and wife have been warned WHAT’S IN A NAME? tonbury Abbey, said there is some hope the
that central London will be fully booked for the Now that the wedding date has been an- Coles believes the traditional ceremony
nounced, attention is being turned to what may have sparked a backlash. tree may recover.
night within a few weeks. “Whether the person responsible for the “We’re very hopeful that it will grow
Even hotels in the suburbs and home new title will be bestowed upon Prince Wil- deed saw the ceremony on local television back,” she said.
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Heavy Snow Hits


Travel Across Britain
Russian ‘Spy’
Challenges UK
‘Ordinary’ Kate Middleton Reflects Class Divide
Continued from page 1 “mockney”, mock
Continued from page 1
or melted early Saturday, the highway was Deportation William Bortrick, editor of Burke’s Peer- Cockney, accents in
an attempt to seem
still closed in one direction, with traffic By Sylvia Hui age and Gentry, the genealogical bible of
backed up for nearly 25 miles. British blue bloods. cool.
Paris was sprinkled with a light coat of LAWYERS for a Russian woman That is not a widely held view in Mar- ORDINARY
snow overnight, as many people prepared detained in Britain on suspicion of spy- lborough, the prosperous market town 60 Yet Middleton’s
to set off on their Christmas vacations. ing launched a legal challenge to her miles west of London where Middleton background is or-
More snow was predicted, leading civil deportation order last month, claiming went to school. Many here welcome the dinary enough to
aviation authorities to cancel 15 percent of she was the innocent victim of a bungled infusion of ordinary English blood into launch the oft-re-
flights at Charles de Gaulle airport. secret services operation. the aristocratic Euro-hybrid of the royal peated story about
COLDEST Ekaterina Zatuliveter, who worked family. William’s posh
Britain may experience its coldest as an assistant to Liberal Democrat law- DISMISSING friends quipping
December on record, weather service maker Mike Hancock, was detained last “It hasn’t really worked out, marrying “doors to manual”
month pending deportation to Russia. a cousin, has it?” said photograph vendor as a gibe at her
forecaster Mark Seltzer said. Hancock’s office said the 25-year-old
Police in Leicester, central England, Lou Eastham, dismissing centuries of royal mother’s former
was arrested on the grounds that her matchmaking. job. Or for com-
said the snowy weather had helped uncover presence in Britain “was not conducive
a cannabis factory in the city. Officers Down the street at the Marlborough mentators to snipe
to the public good.” about Carol Middle-
raided the premises after spotting that snow Zatuliveter denies any wrongdoing.
Conservative Club, retiree Peter Goddard Kate Middleton and Prince William.
had melted on the building’s roof as a re- agreed that Middleton’s “humble origins” ton chewing gum
Her lawyer said the government were an asset. they worked in the airline industry Carol during William’s military college gradua-
sult of heat from industrial-strength lights has failed to provide any evidence that
used in the cultivation of the drug. “Two hundred years ago, her family as a flight attendant, Michael as a flight tion ceremony, attended by the Queen.
Zatuliveter is a threat to national se- didn’t live in a castle,” he said. “Good dispatcher. Such reactions suggest Britain is still far
Horse racing meetings and dozens of curity. Her law firm filed to challenge
soccer games in England and Scotland for them.” DOMINATE from a classless society.
the government’s decision to deport Since nothing is ever simple when it They sent Kate to Marlborough College, Will Atkinson, a sociologist at Bristol
were called off as a result of the conditions, the Russian, and she is also seeking
including a high profile match scheduled comes to class in Britain, it’s not surpris- a £30,000-a-year boarding school whose University who has studied the class
Zatuliveter’s immediate release from a ing there’s a furious debate about just how handsome red-brick buildings and neatly system, said social mobility in Britain has
for Sunday in London between Chelsea detention center, about 60 miles north of
and Manchester United. common Catherine Elizabeth Middleton clipped lawns dominate one end of the been stagnant since the World War II.
London, where she is being held. really is. town. Alumni include the poets John Betje- “Kate Middleton has taken a very un-
Alexander Sternik, charge d’affaires Unlike the United States, whose most man and Siegfried Sassoon and musician usual path to the top,” he said. “It’s not a
Flu D
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To 27 at the Russian Embassy in London, told
reporters during a press briefing that his
powerful uniting belief is that anyone can Chris de Burgh. path that’s open to most people.
EXTREME weather conditions have not rise to the top through hard work, for cen- “She’s not middle-class,” said Neil “You get the occasional David Beck-
helped winter sicknesses this year. 27 embassy has “a limited relationship” turies in Britain birth was destiny and that Clarke, a workman digging a hole in the ham. You get the occasional Kate Middle-
people have died from flu in recent weeks, with Zatuliveter. legacy still resonates. If you were born into road just outside the school’s tall iron ton. But most people will reproduce their
including 24 from swine flu, according to the upper classes, you’re likely to remain gates. “You wouldn’t be able to afford that parents’ class.”
official figures. Wikileaks Chief there even if you lose your fortune. The on a middle-class salary.” That is backed up by educational charity
Middleton’s Marlborough education the Sutton Trust, which says England lags
Ten more fatal cases of confirmed flu
were reported in the week preceeding Says US Preparing penniless aristocrat who can’t afford to
heat his castle is no less aristocratic than helped give her an ease around the upper behind many other developed countries in
Christmas.
Nine children and 18 adults have died To Indict Him the wealthy one.
Even now, in an arguably more socially
classes, and on the evidence of her one social mobility. It points out that 60 percent
television interview, polished manners of ministers in the British government went
since October, the Health Protection THE FOUNDER of WikiLeaks fears the mobile era, class origins stick more than and a genteel accent to match those of her to private schools, which are attended
Agency (HPA) data confirms, and there United States is preparing to indict him, elsewhere. Mick Jagger remains for many royal fiance. by just seven percent of the population.
are growing concerns about how many but he insists that his government secret- a faintly disreputable rock’n’roll rebel Accent is still a key class signifier, Almost 70 percent of the Cabinet went to
young people are being struck down by spilling site would continue its work de- despite a knighthood that made him Sir although times have changed since those Oxford or Cambridge, the country’s two
the virus. spite what he calls a dirty tricks campaign Mick. And for all his millions, David of humble origin had to shed all hints of most prestigious universities.
People are being urged to get their flu against him. Beckham’s working class accent is as working-class or regional origins if they Others, though, argue that the walls of
jabs after figures showed many people in Julian Assange spoke last month from much a part of his persona as his looks and hoped to rise in the world. Today it’s just as the upper-class citadel have been ham-
“at risk” groups – such as pregnant women snowbound Ellingham Hall, a supporter’s soccer prowess. common to find upper-class kids adopting mered down, the old ruling class replaced
– had not been vaccinated. 10-bedroom country mansion where he NOBILITY by a new elite, based on wealth and educa-
Just one of the 22 people who died, and was confined on bail as he fights Sweden’s As for Middleton, she is not a member tion rather than birth.
whose vaccination status was known, had attempt to extradite him on allegations of
rape and molestation.
of nobility or the aristocracy, which makes
her an unusual bride for the man who will
That’s Kate POSH
Peregrine Worsthorne, the impeccably
received the most up-to-date flu vaccine.
The NHS helpline is also struggling
after calls soared by 50 percent in the past
Attorney General Eric Holder has said
repeatedly a criminal investigation of the
likely be king one day. William’s mother
Princess Diana was the daughter of an
Middleton? Critics posh author of “Democracy Needs Aristoc-
racy,” said the royal family was making a
few days, it has been claimed. WikiLeaks’ continuing release of some earl, and Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah canny move by marrying William “into the
250,000 secret US State Department cables Ferguson also has aristocratic ancestors’ Slam Wedding Coin dominant class, the bourgeoisie, the rich
is under way and that anyone found to have her great-grandfather was a duke. but not well-born.”
broken the law will be held accountable. Middleton’s maternal ancestors were Continued from page 1 “I don’t think they sat him down and
The Justice Department has provided manual laborers and coal miners, a fact Charles and Diana, the Princess of told him ‘Look, sonny boy, you’ve got
no other public comment on who is under trumpeted in tabloid headlines like “From Wales, in an official coin released to to marry into the bourgeoisie,’” he said.
investigation or its legal strategy. pit to palace.” The tabloid Sun claimed mark their 1981 wedding. In 2008, the “Nowadays they are the people he would
A British High Court judge freed As- that her family’s journey from “slag heaps mint released another coin to com- be likely to meet. It’s part of a natural
sange on bail earlier on condition he reside ... to the heart of the Establishment is a memorate Charles’ 60th birthday. historical process.”
Publishers And not, for Worsthorne, an entirely
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Jeff Choularton wear an electronic tag and report to police mobility.” ing historical events for over 1,100 welcome one.
daily. Assange spent nine days in prison But Kate is not exactly working class. years,” said Dave Knight, of the “We’ve got a meritocracy and the results
Editor after handing himself in to British police Middleton’s paternal ancestors have been Royal Mint. don’t seem very encouraging,” he said.
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Fifty Years Of Corrie Brings Move Announcement


IT WAS December 9, 1960 when
the first episode of Coronation
Street was aired in the UK. Coronation
Corrie, now tagged the longest-running, Street with
and most watched soap opera in the the iconic
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Mitch Wexler is a Partner with the global a fictional area of Greater Manchester,
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requirement applies to the following nonim- law as well. Feel free to contact Mitch with vision and has been shown in all regions
Original “Street” characters,
migrant visa categories: H-1B (visas for any questions mwexler@fragomen.com of ITV almost throughout its existence.
Minnie Caldwell, Ena Sharples
professionals), H-1B1 (professional visas (949) 660-3531. Since first being aired it has been one of
the most financially lucrative programmes and Martha Longhurst at the
for those from Chile or Singapore), L-1 Rovers Return.
(intra company transferees and O-1A (those certify it has reviewed the applicable mate- on commercial television, underpinning
of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, rial and certify one way or another. A wrong the success of its broadcaster ITV, and on
athletics or business). guess, if discovered, can lead to significant September 17, 2010 became the world’s which has been used since 1982,, thee brandd andd as wee cele
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petition. A new version came on line on a strict liability standard which means that in production. real houses. invest in the construction of a modern pro-
November 23, 2010 with a mandatory use intent is irrelevant. But space demands and modern technol- ITV said the new outdoor set would be duction centre to ensure that the nation’s
date of December 23, 2010. The relevant So, employer/petitioners of the above ogy calls for filming to be moved from the built “to greater scale than before”. best loved soap remains at the top of its
question on the new form requires employ- mentioned types of working visas must put Granada complex in central Manchester to “HD is with us so we’re going to build game for another half a century,” he said.
ers to review various State Department and in place a process whereby someone with Trafford Wharf, near Salford Quays. it to ensure it stands the test of time,” an ITV also currently produces the Jeremy
Commerce Department schedules relevant reliable subject matter expertise can liaise LARGER ITV spokesman said. Kyle Show, Countdown and University
to the International Traffic in Arms Regula- with staff handling the visa process on behalf The new street, complete with the “All of the old favourites will be there Challenge in Manchester, but no decision
tions (ITAR and the Export Administration of the company. This is another reason why famous houses and cobbles, will be con- – the Kabin and the Rovers Return – but has been made about whether they will
Regulations (EAR) and make an affirmative employers need to drive the immigration structed to a larger scale to cater for the it gives us options going forward for ex- also move.
certification as to whether or not an export process as opposed to letting the foreign demands of high definition TV. panding. That’s the beauty of being on a The BBC is due to begin the move into
license is required for a given filing. Gener- national do so where compliance corners The 7.7-acre site, which still needs plan- purpose-built site. its new complex next year. BBC Sport,
ally, if a foreign national will be exposed to, might be cut to expedite processing. ning permission, will also give the soap the ITV’s new production base is due to Children’s and Radio 5 live are among
or even have access to, certain technology Employers with significant head count in option of expanding with the building of open in 2012 the departments that will be transferred
that requires an export license, one needs to these visa categories can likely put together new parts of Weatherfield. “We’re on a 7.7-acre site, so in terms of from London.
be obtained. Factored into this analysis is the a program whereby individual case analysis ITV’s other Manchester operations what happens in the future who knows, but A BBC spokesman said: “We would
country of birth, nationality and residence of would not be required. An updated grid of will move to the Media City complex in it gives us options from a production per- like to offer a warm BBC welcome to our
the foreign nationality. If an export license sorts can likely be prepared which will allow Salford, near a new BBC office that will spective that we don’t currently have.” colleagues at ITV.
is required, the petition can still be filed and the immigration contact to answer this new house programmes such as Match of the The show celebrated it’s 50th by airing
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approved and the foreign national can even question. Day, BBC Breakfast and Blue Peter.
show up to work, however, she can not be It is important to realize that this is not a On the current Coronation Street set, “Coronation Street is an incredible trolley train tragedy on the street.
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a steak dinner with the loopy woman after and Masood carry on almost, but not quite, (Tracy the Barmaid!), legendary writer Tony
she threatens to blackmail him over what he having an affair, going so far as to rent a Jordan and more! It’s a must have for any
knows about Colin Fishwick’s death and that hotel room, and then just chat about their EastEnders fan, and to get yours, just go to
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dodgy hot-pot in the Rovers, oh no. We’re leave Liz alone just because Jim’s returned. tragic events that occured. . . a girlfriend from the Children’s Home he grew Deborah Gilbert AKA Ishcabible
talking an explosion in Nick and Leanne’s But even I was stunned by the lengths that On leave from the Army for his 18th birth- up in, to tell him that she had his baby alll
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it onto the cobbles and killing some of the good hiding when they find him drinking in drinking, which gets even heavier when the murder, and finally Max can’t take it anymoree AUTHORITIES says a small magnitude
Street regulars. Who will live and who will town. Jim ends up battered and bruised and oldsters leave the kids to it. The next morning and admits that it was Stacy who did it. Laurenn 3.5 earthquake struck northern England
die is a closely guarded secret and I’ll bring in hospital, warning son Steve that Owen’s Bianca goes to wake Billy, who’s asleep on the jumps to the wrong conclusions, thinking herr December 22, waking residents and shak-
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next column in the New Year. And Molly and Tyrone face a sad Christ- Carol can’t cope, blames everyone else for ing an affair, and doesn’t understand aboutt The British Geological Survey said that
Elsewhere this month, Gary’s returns from mas when she tells him that only does she what happened, and bans most of the family the rape, and so she confronts Stacy. Afterr the tremor, which lasted for more than a
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his excuse. He’s an evil one that David, and ZARA Phillips, the Queen’s oldest grand-
you just never know.
Over at the trendy new bar on the Street, Hate Crimes Figures Jump – England, Wales, N Ireland daughter, has got engaged to her long-term
boyfriend, England rugby union player
before it went up in flames, Nick and Leanne Mike Tindall.
were having a fling behind the bar and behind MORE THAN 50,000 hate crimes were orientation. Others were motivated by Politicians here have worried that the
reported last year across England, Wales religion, faith or disability. economic downturn could be a boon for Buckingham Palace said last month that
Leanne’s fiance’s back. Mind you, Peter’s hate groups, and both Muslim and Jewish Tindall, 32, had proposed at the couple’s
been a bigamist in his past and has an eye and Northern Ireland a rise of 12 percent British human rights activist Peter
over the last year. Tatchell, well known in Britain for his groups in Britain have reported spikes Gloucestershire home.
for Carla Connor at the moment too, so it’s campaigns on gay rights issues, described in attacks on their communities. While Phillips, 29, who is 12th in line to the
safe to say that Leanne’s looming marriage Police figures released last month that
the number of offenses perceived as hate the rise as alarming, although he noted Britain remains a generally tolerant place throne, said she was “shocked”, but “very
to Peter doesn’t have the Hallmark seal of that “it’s really hard to say with any au- for gays, attacks do still occur, including happy”; the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh
approval on it, just yet. crimes rose more to 52,028 in 2009, com-
pared with 46,300 a year earlier. Police thority why the figures are going up.” a case in which a gay man was stamped said they were “delighted” by news of the
Also this month, John discovers Charlotte here only began recording hate crimes in POSSIBLE and kicked to death in Trafalgar Square engagement. No wedding date has yet
was the one who nicked his house keys, April 2008 following the adoption of a He said it was possible that attacks last year. been set.
the one who made the DVD that scared Fiz universal definition for the term. were on the rise, or simply that hate The Association of Chief Police Miss Phillips and Mr Tindall met dur-
witless, the one who’s been sending scary More than 43,000 of the incidents crimes were being reported more fre- Officers said it hoped the data would ing England’s Rugby World Cup-winning
notes to Fiz made from letters cut out from in 2009 were race-related, while nearly quently. encourage victims and witnesses of hate campaign in Australia in 2003. He also will
newspapers. But what does he do when he 5,000 crimes were motivated by sexual “It may be a bit of both,” he said. crimes to come forward. captain Premiership side Gloucester for the
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Christmas Cake /Fruit Cake


1½ lb chopped citron (candied peel)
1/2lb chopped and pitted dates
The Past Reaches Out To Grab Us
AND SO, welcome to 2011! of two of the Latvi-
1/2lb glace (candied) cherries sentences and hunger strikes, leading to
There are so many things to commemo- ans but no Peter the terrible scenes of forced feeding. Though
3¾ cups raisins rate this year, so many reasons to celebrate Painter. A hundred
2¾ cups currants women over the age of 30 won the vote in
the joy of being British or even ex-British. years later we are 1918, it was to be another ten years on top
1lb chopped or ground almonds The national highlight of our year will no wiser about what
3/4 cup brandy of that before universal suffrage for all was
probably be the wedding of Prince William happened to him or finally achieved in the UK.
1lb brown sugar and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey whether indeed he
1lb softened butter On July 11, 1911, Terry Thomas was
on April 29. Surprisingly, the declaration of a ever existed. The born. The gap-toothed comedian grew into
THIS month’s recipe might seem to be 15 egg yolks beaten until thick public holiday for this has not been met with bullet that missed
backwards to be featured in January, but 4 cups all purpose four the archetypal cad, famed for his catch-
unalloyed delight by some of Her Majesty’s Churchill’s head was phrase, “I say,
as I had several requests in December 1 Tbsp each cinnamon, cloves, all spice subjects largely because it means that there to save the British
obviously it is something of interest, and and nutmeg what a bounder”.
will be three four-day weeks in a row. The nation 30 or so years In 1960, at the
you can keep it until next Fall. The reputation 1½ tsp mace timing of the wedding creates a four-day later but at the time he was severely censured
for fruit cake in the States is dismal, and 15 egg whites beaten until stiff height of his
public holiday weekend for three consecu- for exposing himself to such danger. career, he was
has a great reputation for being used as a Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. tive weeks. The Monday after the wedding AIR MAIL
door stop, or recycled annually! However Mix together the first six ingredients; pour starring in a mid-
is already a designated bank holiday and the In February 1911, the night show at the
a really nice fruit cake is a treat, just need on the brandy and let sit while preparing the weekend before has two Easter bank holidays first airmail flight took to
to plan ahead, I have converted so many rest of the ingredients. Cream the butter and Liverpool Odeon.
on the Friday and Monday. the skies – in California When he came
of my American friends to a “proper” fruit sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg Politicians are worried because with coun- where one Fred Wiseman
cake. I usually make mine in October to be yolks gradually beating constantly. Reserve off stage he was Terry Thomas
cil elections, Scottish parliament elections carried three letters to beside himself
ready for Christmas, however I do have a one cup of the flour, and gradually add the and the referendum vote on a new voting Santa Rosa. On the very
friend who loves it so much that she makes dry ingredients beating well after each addi- with rage to discover that his cigarette
system all coming in the first week in May the next day, 13,000 air letters were delivered by holder, encrusted with 42 diamonds and
it all year round! tion, then add the beaten egg whites. Sprinkle voters may not be especially engaged. a Frenchman in a flight covering no less than
Making a fruit cake takes time, and you the reserved cup of flour into the fruit and valued at £2,000, had been stolen from his
A hundred 13 kilometres in Allahabad, India. But it was dressing room.
need a really good deep cake pan. Make fold in the fruits into the batter. Grease and years ago the we Brits who set up the first airmail service
sure the oven is preheated, and don’t open line two deep cake pans with greaseproof or Two of the missing sparklers soon turned
Edwardian era later in 1911 connecting Hendon to Windsor. up but it was to be a fortnight before the
the oven door any more than needed or parchment paper, have a 2-3” cuff above the came to an end The purists amongst us may argue that the
it can cause the cake to fall. (Even if that pans. Place a pan of water in the bottom of remainder were discovered. They had been
with the corona- real beginning of airmail came in January secreted in a roll of carpet belonging to a
happens you can still finish it and cover it the oven ( it makes it easier to put pan in the tion of George V 1785 when correspondence was carried in an
with the icing!) This particular recipe makes oven and then pour the water in). Bake for young comedian who had asked Thomas
(1865-1936) on air balloon that sped from Dover to Calais. before the show if a place in the programme
two cakes, and it is one of those times when two or three hours until done, tested with a June 22, 1911. Also in 1911, Harland and Wolff men in
halving it doesn’t work out as well, if you tester; ovens and altitudes vary so the time could be found for him. Thomas had angrily
That didn’t quite Belfast were able to launch the hull of The turned down the request – and the young man
don’t want to use straight away the second can be different. Remove from oven and let usher in the Titanic. This was held together by no less
one can be frozen. By making it ahead if sit and cool thoroughly. Remove the paper had taken his revenge for this slight.
modern age for than three million rivets, the very same rivets GUILTY
using it, you have a chance to let the cake off the cake and wrap well with plastic wrap King George V which were shown to have popped when the
George was a bit He pleaded guilty and was given two
“marinate” with a few additions of brandy or and aluminum foil. Depending when you of a lad. In December, he went to India to be ship hit an iceberg the following year, a struc-
rum . . . or both! Sometimes it can be hard will use the cake (try to allow two-three years probation for the crime. He went on
crowned Emperor of India in a great durbar tural weakness blamed for causing the 1523 to become one of Britain’s best-loved and
to find the dried fruits, I always find some weeks if possible) pour about 2-3 Tbsp of in Delhi. He then moved on to Nepal seem- deaths in the icy north Atlantic waters.
though at the local health food stores brandy over the cake periodically, wrapping successful performers though I shall leave it
ingly intent on wiping out the wildlife there. The 1912 tragedy was not remotely to you to find out for yourself his identity.
My preference is the traditional use of up tight after doing. This is what keeps the Comfortably ensconced in a howdah atop his foreseeable for 1911 was a year of great
marzipan and Royal icing. I don’t like the cake so moist. On the last day of the year, a mother went
elephant, our new king despatched 21 tigers, optimism. Across the country work was into labour in Ambala India, producing a fine
fondant type of icing, too sweet for me, but When ready to use, glaze the cake with eight rhinos and a bear. proceeding apace in the provision of public
it does make it easy, whatever your prefer- apricot jam or marmalade, then wrap with baby boy on the first day of 1912. The boy
HUNTING electrical supplies. A patchwork of compa- was christened Harold Adrian Russell and
ence, I’ll include the icing recipe anyway. I rolled out marzipan. Let sit overnight, then This was masterly hunting at its imperial nies was busy wiring us all together. There
hope you enjoy my version decorate with preferred icing. Dora Philby was no doubt delighted with her
best. The King was accompanied by 12,000 were great celebrations when the elevator at hard labour. His career diplomat father, St
Royal Icing fellow hunters and 600-odd elephants with the metro station at Earls Court in London. John Philby, nicknamed the boy Kim after
2 egg whites another 2,000 mahouts or attendants. The Meanwhile the development of the public Rudyard Kipling’s hero, ironically since he
FREE! Check out the Events 1 Tbsp lemon juice elephants surrounded each of the victims was to betray his country. A year after
1lb confectioners (icing) sugar and our king did the rest, along the lines of Kim’s defection to Russia in 1963,
Calendar on ujnews.com Beat the egg whites with the lemon juice an abattoir I suppose. Dora died drinking a bottle of gin a day
uuntil it is the consistency of cream. Beat 1911 started with a spot of violence in after her husband had rejected her for
for all the latest club or in the sugar a little at a time, continuously Stepney, 100 Sidney Street to be precise. A an Arab lady.
community event in your sscraping the sides of the bowl, until the icing gang of Latvian revolutionary burglars were Thus the past reaches out to grab
is smooth and shiny . . . it will be very sticky deemed to be holed up here after a break-in us!
area! You can add your tto use, Leave to dry and decorate. in Houndsditch. Most importantly Peter the The Titanic launch. John Polley
own British related events (I welcome suggestions, comments, Painter was believed to be in hiding there john.polley1@ntlworld.com
aand enquiries and can be reached at too. Winston Churchill became personally telephone service was beginning to link us
too! . . . and it doesn’t YYourcuppatea1@yahoo.com.) involved in the eleven day siege, finally au- and provide more evidence of the brilliance
cost a penny! Happy New year to you, I hope it is a thorising the use of the Scots Guards. After
six hours of heavy gunfire during which a
of modern communications.
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show benefitted LA’s Best for After School John Stewart Show. Much to his credit, I felt
Programs. he got it spot on with his view of the future
In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, of the economy whether you’re a lay man
kudos to Rod Stewart for coming to the aid or an intellectual. In eight minutes Gordon
of a 21-month-old Oliver Thomas who was Brown and Jon Stewart nailed what I’ve been
having his third open heart surgery. Oliver’s watching hundred’s of hours of American
parents, Jennifer and Geoff, were over- television to try and figure out, how this
whelmed with gratitude when Rod donated money mess happened. Can’t wait to read
$10,000 to help with the medical costs. Rod the book www.books.simonandschuster.
was watching the CBS LA news and was com/Beyond-the-Crash
touched by the story and the grief the par- We got a lot of email thanking us for
ents were going through. We found it rather reminding readers of a day gone by (see
THE Cinderella Panto at the El Portal The- commendable as he didn’t do it for any other last month’s column on Procol Harum) and
atre in N Hollywood was overwhelmingly reason than kindness. Rod already has seven the music we rebelled on. Recently on the
successful!! Sold out run. Congratulations!! kids (oldest is 46) and his eighth (Aidan) David Letterman Show Ricky Gervais was
Pantomine is born in America. Written/ due in February. His latest album The Great talking about the student unrest in London
produced by Kris Lythgoe and produced/ American Song Book V is in the stores. over the tripling of fees at university (which
directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, The Lythgoe British Ambassador to the US Sir Nigel I did find rather ironic). The same politicians
Family Productions gave a huge sigh of relief Shinwald weighed in on the 30th anniversary wanting to increase fees are the same ones
when the costumes and entire set (shipped of the untimely demise of John Lennon on that had much lower tuition costs, isn’t that
from London) were finally released at the LA the CNBC Chris Matthews Show, of the mini hypocritical! Ricky also reminded us of the
dock in November after the huge arms scare. rebellion of the youth in the 60s and how it 50p in meter for either a bath or clothes wash
“This is the first of what now will become an did change a lot of our thinking: a time of mini (for me it was a shilling in the meter just to
annual event,” Kris said to us on the phone. skirts; the mini car; the Concord; and winning stay warm).
“Next year A Snow White Christmas. This the World Cup, and not won since! Talking of the cold, this time last year we Industry Sheriff’s Cadets at 10 Downing Street, London.
was a modern version set in Beverly Hills On a recent visit to New York, promoting were telling you about the fabulous time we
which people thought was fantastic and his book Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the had with the Bromley Cadets visiting here in said “Hands down our trip to Bromley guest the Consul General Dame Barbara
wonderful! What was fun, was to visit with First Crisis of Globalization, former Prime LA and the whirlwind tour they had of police England was outstanding and a once in a Hay, actress Roma Downey and husband
the cast after the show! The Opening Night Minister Gordon Brown appeared on the activities. This year is was time for the LA life time experience. I am blessed to have Mark Burnett, along with David Sefton were
cadets to visit jolly olde England. the opportunity to a 10-day trip overseas. the celebrity guest speakers with invocation
On November 17, 17 law enforcement Comparing and contrasting the different life by Sophie Keller. MC Alex Hyde-White,
explorers from Industry Sheriff’s Station style’s realizing how different yet similar the yes, Wilfrid’s son, whom I worked with on
departed for Bromley, England for a trip of a British Cadets are to the LASD explorers. the TV version of The Letter and became
lifetime. Upon arriving at Heathrow Airport, Every day was a new adventure, despite good friends with. Chip off the old block.
Bromley Police Constables greeted the group how cold England can get, my favorite part Alex played a doctor in a recent episode of
from California and whisked them away to of the trip was getting the chance to enter Karen’s favorite show, NCIS.
the host borough of Bromley. During their the gates of Buckingham Palace and watch Top winner of the Raffle and Silent Auc-
nine day stay, the Metropolitan Volunteer the changing of the guard. In addition we got tion went to Steven Weinstein, garnering a
Police Cadets and their Coordinators from the chance to interact with the Metropolitan cruise both on the Queen Mary II courtesy of
Bromley transported the group to the Brit- Police by role playing in a scenario of being Cunard and a coastal cruise for six on the tall
ish Museum, Windsor Castle, Parliament, rioters and throwing wooden bricks at the Continued on next page
Stonehenge, Tower of London, 10 Downing constables in training. The list goes on and
Street, Churchill War Museum, Trafalgar on, England did not disappoint!”
Square, Buckingham Palace, Bath, Imperial On a really sad note for all of us plane
War Museum, and Canterbury. The explorers buffs, the government is retiring the Harrier
were also treated to a day at the Public Order Jet. Another 60s icon bites the dust. What
Training Centre, where they assisted in the next? The Tiger Moth Bi Plane? Not if you
riot training of police constables by becoming know where to look!!
unruly rioters, throwing wooden bricks. We drove 60 miles through the rain in
Cast of the Cinderella Panto at The El Portal Theatre. Photo: Leigh Ann Rahn. sunny Southern California to attend the Brit-
By being sponsored by the Bromley Bor-
ough, the explorers were honored to actually ish event of the year, the BABC’s (British
stand on the front doorstep of 10 Downing American Business Council) Annual Christ-
Street and to stand behind the gates of mas Luncheon at the Miramar Hotel in Santa
Buckingham Palace while the changing of the Monica and what a party it was!! Special
guards was conducted. For two-thirds of the
explorers, this was their first time of flying on Contact Leo and Karen at PO Box 5691 Oxnard, CA
an airplane, let alone being out of the United 93031 or britishlad12@yahoo.com
States. Lasting friend-
ships were formed and
this trip solidifies the
bond of international
exchange between two
volunteer groups who
hope to make this a
yearly exchange.
Cadet Guadalupe
Tino said “England was
an overall amazing ex-
perience, but there were
certain things that to
me will forever remain
in my mind. The first
unforgettable memory
that I have is the overall
bonding and friendship
that we the Sheriff Ex-
plorers of Industry were
able to create with the
Volunteer Police Cadets
of Bromley England.
Another experience that
I enjoyed was visiting
the London Dungeons.
Although the fear level
was not extreme, the
history behind it was
enlightening.”
Cadet Karla Gaeta
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Leo & Karen’s California View... of the pub, including myself!! What does that
tell you? To become successful, you’ve got ‘Sirr Trolley
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Branson’’ Naughtie Lets A ‘Naughty’ Slip On Air
Continued from page 8 to get thrown out of the KH! Working A Shift RADIO presenter James Naughtie has
apologised for causing offence live on air by
any offence caused but
ship, the Bill of Rights compliments of www. And how can a man like that be so dearly FFOLLOWING OLLOWING the loss of a bet, Sirr
Mr Hunt appeared to
americantallship.org and the UJ newspaper. loved. I’ve never seen a man so happy to be mispronouncing Culture Secretary Jeremy take the incident in his
Richard
R ichard Branson is to dress as an airr Hunt’s surname.
Quite a Nautical luncheon. back in the Pub (home) and greeted by both sstewardess tewardess and serve drinks on boardd
strike, reports the BBC.
It was to say the least a fabulous get new and olde customers alike. Pictures at The presenter told his listeners of Radio Hunt tweeted: “They
aann Air Asia X flight, 4’s flagship Today programme that he would
together of loyal old friends, which carried www.ujnews.com After losing a bet with the boss off
say prepare for anything
over to Ye Olde Kings Head for continued Now onto Christmas day with my ex-wives shortly be talking to “Jeremy C***”. before going on Today
tthe he low-cost airline, his forfeit will seee Naughtie told listeners shortly after his
merriment. Leading the charge, founder and who, along with Karen, are calling themselves but that took the biscuit.
former owners Phil and Ruth Elwell, enjoying “The Sister Wives.” Happy holidays everyone
hhim im wearing heels, make-up and a redd error that he got himself into a “verbal I was laughing as much James Naughtie
ddress, ress, and will be asked to perform m tangle courtesy of Dr Spooner”. Spooner-
a pint with the current and very successful and we’ll see you in the New Year!! llavatory-cleaning
avatory-cleaning duties.
as u Jim.”
new owner, Donal Tavey. Birthday’s: Cleo Laine 83; John Barry 77; isms were named after William Archibald “Or should I say Dr Spooner,” he
The chairman of Virgin Group iss Spooner, who was notoriously prone to
What I found rather amusing was the Adam Ant 56; Lulu 62; Greg Lake 63; Gor- eexpected
xpected to work a shift on board onee
added.
number of people at the luncheon that are don Ramsey 44; Jack Osbourne 25; Ridley transposing consonents in his speech. According to emails sent in response to
ooff Air Asia X’s flights between Londonn Naughtie had inadvertently used the first
now successful business men/women that Scott 73; Billy Idol 55; Ozzy Osbourne 62; SStansted
tansted and Kuala Lumpur on Febru--
his mistake, Naughtie said: “Some found it
Phil had at one time or another thrown out Dame Judi Dench 76; and Dave Clark 68. letter of the Culture Secretary’s title instead funny, some were fairly offended.”
aaryry 21, reported the Daily Telegraph. of the ‘H’ in Hunt’s surname. “Occasionally these things happen in live
Sir Richard placed a wager with Airr Naughg tie said he was “very
Naughtie veryy sor ryy ffor
sorry” or broadcasting,
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broadcasting,”
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SINGLE three charges of false accounting in the first £20,000 in false IT invoices and rental-
While neither Virgin Racing orr criminal conviction of a politician related to income reports.
FFernandes’s
ernandes’s Lotus F1 team scored a Britain’s parliamentary expenses scandal. Hundreds of British lawmakers were
ssingle
ingle point in 2010, Fernandes wonn David Chaytor had previously denied exposed last year as having made attempts
tthe
he bet by virtue of better finishingg the charges and mounted legal challenges to bill the public for items including swank
ppositions.
ositions. to have them dismissed. second homes, horse manure and porno-
The two bosses agreed the loserr But the 61-year-old former Labour Party graphic movies.
would
w ould perform flight attendant dutiess lawmaker changed his plea last month at Chaytor faces a jail term of up to seven
oonn board one of the other’s aircraft. London’s Old Bailey criminal court and years. He will be sentenced on January 17.
Seats on board the flight are likely too
be be auctioned, with the proceeds goingg ATTENTION FORMER
to to the charity of Sir Richard’s choice. ROYAL MARINES
Sir Richard famously donned a Now living in the US
wedding wedding dress in 1996 for the launchh
of of Virgin Brides and also wore a dresss There is now a Royal Marine
Actress Roma Downey and guest speaker Mark Burnett at The at at the unveiling of Vie, Virgin’s rangee Association Branch formed in
the US.
BABCLA Christmas Luncheon in LA. of o cosmetics
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December pleasure with the usual 4pm countdown. You’ll 8409 Lake Crest Terrace,
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For upcoming British events in the Los Ange- Fairfax Station, VA 22039-2678
be a stranger there but once (714) 871-7447 or something to toast with, as well as the evening’s
les area, check out www.britweek.org. Phone: (703) 690-8944
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The Press Room in Santa Barbara has been 31: For those Brits in San Diego, ring in the www.rma-us.org
Cameron, owner of Cameron’s Inn, along with
the unofficial British Consulate since 1995 and is New Year at Shakespeare Pub and Grille with Auri Naggar, the Inn’s karaoke host and part of
one crazy place New Years Eve with celebrations the rest of the UK and Ireland. Celebration kicks- the Giants’ hosting crew for years, were invited
starting 3pm. Get there early or you might have to off at 12 noon with a countdown to 4pm. Live to a special VIP photo reception to pose with the
take a seat across the street (805) 963-8121.
The Lookout Pub in the Channel Islands of
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bagpipes and drums to bring in the New Year
(619) 299-0230.
January
21: Riverside Dickens Festival presents
Pickwick’s Pub Night Dinner Theater.
San Francisco Giants World Series Championship
trophy. “They ran a tight ship,” recalls Cameron,
“telling us not to touch the trophy. I couldn’t resist
and did sneak a quick touch with one finger. It’s
rather fun to think my fingerprint resides on that
Jolly Good
favorite sports on their wide screens. You can’t 22-23: Main Days of the Festival in the wonderful World Series trophy piece. I got repri-
go wrong, especially with the New Years Eve bash Riverside Convention Center on 5th and Orange manded but not kicked out, so it was worth doing.”
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turbines allowed the designers further free-- Room by Emma


dom at the rear of the car which is shapedd
like the trailing edge of an aircraft wing. Thee Donahue
jets can be powered by a range of differentt ““PEOPLE are
fuels including diesel, bio-fuels, compressedd llocked up in all
natural gas or petrol. Under the front bonnett ssorts of ways,”
is where the Lithium-ion batteries are storedd M
Ma tells the un-
along with the front wheel electric motors.. rremitting prime
I’m not sure how much luggage space theree ttime journalist.
is but there should be some, as the wholee AAnd metaphori-
power package is somewhat smaller thann ccally Ma is right
IT WAS the Los Angeles Auto Show again last a conventional internal combustion enginee bbut not every-
month, and this year there was no shortage of and gearbox. bbody has been
new models on display to tempt the public to As for the cars range, on a full tank of fuell llocked up, under duress, in a room for
into buying. The general feeling in the Motor and with the batteries fully charged, it is ann sseven years.
Industry is that the lull over the past three astonishing 560 miles, the fuel tank capacityy Right off the bat, through the eyes and
years is at an end and the general public are is 16 gallons (60 litres) which calculates too vvoice of a five-year-old boy named Jack, we
in need of new cars. 2011 Jaguar C-X75. the car using one gallon for each 35 miles,, ffeel something ominous. Everything about his
There were lots of exciting new models not too bad for a 205mph supercar whichh ddescribed world seems contained and limited.
from most of the vendors so perhaps the it is a real beauty, and with the performance engine consumes 35,00 litres (1,236 cubic can accelerate from 0-60 in only 3.3 secondss W
We soon realize that Ma and Jack are confined
speculation in the industry is correct. There of a real brute. ft) of air a minute supplied through carefully and 50-100 in a further 2.3 seconds. Totall tto a room and have been since the day Jack
were also quite a few concept vehicles from Here’s how it works, plug in Lithium-ion honed intake ducts. The movement of this air weight of the car is 2,976lbs (1,350kg).. w
was born. Unsettlingly, he has never known
several car makers showing the direction batteries provide power to four independent was one of the principle drivers of the design Yes, this is truly an astonishing motor carr aanything else. What happened to Ma is every
they were heading for the future, including 195bhp electric motors for a combination of cues that helped the designers to shape the which could point the way to the future off pparent’s most crippling fear. Kidnapped at
one which was no less than astonishing – it 780bhp and 1180lb ft of torque vectored to surface of the bodywork. The turbine theme the automobile, it has everything, looks, per-- nnineteen, Ma is a prisoner of a sadist called Old
was the Jaguar C-X75. I’m not exactly sure all four wheels. Charging of these battery cells is also echoed in the alloy wheels which formance, economization and an extremelyy NNick. As adults we understand why Jack is put
of what the CX stands for, Conceptual, Ex- from a domestic power supply takes six hours appear to have been cut from a single block low carbon emission and it’s a Jag, and thee iin the wardrobe each night when Old Nick gets
perimental, perhaps but the 75 is to celebrate and allows the car to travel approximately 68 of aluminum with a spoke design inspired by best looking Jag that has come out throughh hhome, where he waits counting the creaking
Jaguars 75th anniversary in the car making miles. For performance over what the batter- the fan blades on the jet engines. Through the the factory doors for quite some time. Price?? oof the springs until Old Nick leaves and he
business. ies will allow, and/or to re-charge the batter- rear window and inside a clear yet sealed Well it has not been set yet but I asked Iann ccan come out once more. Because rations
Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum ies en route two micro gas turbines (which compartment is where the twin micro turbines Callum anyway, his answer was a mixture,, aare scarce, everything is repurposed; toilet
was on hand to show this masterpiece to the weigh only 36kg or 77lbs each) operating at are housed, they are clearly visible from somewhat of a shrug as if to say he wasn’tt ppaper rolls become building blocks, a balloon
press for their opinions and the general con- 80,000rpm kick in to supply power directly to outside of the car and look magnificent in too sure and almost a question to me “doess iis blown only once a month, the rug becomes
sensus was Wow! Plus a thumbs up from all the four wheel motors. An underbody Venturi their elegant aluminum housings. $250,000 sound about right” to me it did, andd a flying carpet. Their limited book collection is
who witnessed it’s unveiling for it was no less system incorporates a movable aerofoil and It is apparently whisper quiet inside the a bargain, I thought of this car of the very nearr rrecited by heart, and no food is wasted. Ma, to
than stunning, the star of the whole LA car directional control of the jets exhaust gases cabin and outside the jet exhaust is suf- future. Let’s face it this could very well be thee pprotect Jack, has never told him that there is
show. It’s a Hybrid, partly battery-powered to ensure maximum down force to keep the ficiently muffled to produce a subdued jet future of the motor or I should say Jet car. aan outside world – the light from the skylight
like many of the concept cars on show, and gg g the road at speed,
car hugging p , each micro jjet eengine
g e roar.
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Happy oto g iis God’s shining face and the people on TV
it’s the way of the future I suppose. But thiss aare only on TV. Ma pulls from every resource
Jaguar, unlike the others that are coupledd
with a conventional internal combustionn
engine, uses Jet Propulsion for its auxiliaryy
Snowbound Pub Provides aaround her to educate and nourish her son in
tthis most bizarre setting.
As a reader you can see that Ma’s survival
power to both charge the Lithium ion cells att
a rate equal to their discharge, and to providee
‘Dream’ Lock-In For Seven iinstincts are locked on high alert, but for Jack,
eexcept for the rare days when Ma is “gone,”
additional power or thrust if you like to propell STAFF and two locals at a Yorkshire pub son, 25, and Danny Butter- iit is mostly fun and games. Emma Donahue
this futuristic Jag beyond the capabilities off thought they were in heaven last month worth, 23, along with the two ttook a chance using Jack’s five year old voice
battery power to an astonishing 205mph withh when adverse weather conditions saw them local residents. tto tell this story. Little boy talk could be a
acceleration beyond what is achievable withh trapped by 16ft snowdrifts. Ironically, the Lion’s land- ddisaster but instead the reader is drawn to
the very best internal combustion engine. Five staff and two local residents lord and landlady missed the The Lion Inn at JJack’s untainted imagination and later, upon
Unlike an aircraft’s jet engines the C-X75’ss enjoyed the ultimate lock-in at The Lion enforced lock-in. They were Blakey Ridge on the hhis release, to his naive, confused, or maybe
turbines do not provide thrust to move the carr Inn at Blakey Ridge on the North York at their home five miles away North York Moors. nnot, first impressions of the “outside” world.
but instead compress air to drive a generatorr Moors. when the drifts hit. TThe idea behind this mesmerizing novel and
that produces electrical charge which in turnn They were cut off since the heavy tthe way in which it is narrated are both excep-
is stored in the battery pack. The majorityy snow blocked in the isolated Lion – the ttional. Donahue, this year’s runner up for the
of concept cars on display at Auto showss fourth-highest pub in England, reported
© Puzzles by Pappocom M
Man Booker prize, trusts the reader’s maturity
never make it past the conceptual stage andd the Daily Mail. tto carry little Jack’s story forward.
are present to show the capabilities of theirr The snow was so deep that vehicles in Very clever Room is about the strength of
representative design teams and to give ann the car park were completely buried. But a mother’s love and the notion that such a
insight to the way the companies are head-- despite their ordeal, the spirits of those strong s mother-son bond can be built regard-
ing. Many of these are too futuristic in lookss trapped remained high. less l of circumstance. Despite everything,
(like something out of the Jetson’s) and thuss ACCOUNT Fill in the grid so Jack’s J Ma made him feel safe inside the
pointing too far in the future, not the case withh Waitress Katie Underwood, 18, gave a that every row, room. r Jack never really fully understands
the Jaguar C-X75, it is to become a reality forr live account: “It was really novel at first every column, that t for his Ma the room represents the place
their 75th birthday. and quite exciting. The snow is immense. and every 3x3 box where w her nightmare began, because for him
Style-wise, it is futuristic but not overly-- Most of the windows in here are blocked contains the digits iti is home. It is Ma’s courage and unflinching
so, hence it is stunning none the less. Thee up, but we’ve got a door open at the back 1 through 9. love l that makes her hell his sanctuary. Need-
legendary C-Type Jaguar was used as a to get some air when we need to. “It’s been less l to say, this is an exceptional story.
template for its styling according to Jaguar’ss freezing, but we’ve been lucky that it’s a
Solution on Definitely worth five teacups!
Ian Callum but the intention was not to lookk pub and B&B we’re trapped in. We’ve got
page 15 (Five is the top
back but forward. Ian had this to say aboutt plenty of coal for our fire, which has been Teacup score)
his new design: “The C-X75 is everything a great, and there are rooms upstairs so we
LLet Tanya know how many teacups you give the
Jaguar should be. It possesses remarkablee have somewhere to sleep, and plenty of
Solution, tips and computer bbooks she recommends in this column. Email:
poise and grace yet at the same time has thee food. We’ve been eating as much of the program at www.sudoku.com ttanyasm1th@yahoo.com
excitement and potency of a true supercar.. fresh food as we can so as not to waste
This is as close to pure art form as a conceptt it – but obviously we can’t eat as much as
car can get and is worthy homage to 75 yearss we would usually serve to customers so
of iconic Jaguar design.” Well, I can’t say I some has been thrown out.”
disagree with him, except perhaps that somee Katie, who has worked at the pub for
Jaguar cars over the last few years havee four years, has been stuck with colleagues
hardly been iconic, this one should be though,, Rob Sinley, 22, Joe Bell, 20, Stuart Dow-
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a “nose-to-tail” restaurant. The TV show’s and, as an interesting alternative, Chef The 1960 footage is one of the best- ing, Akron Public Library, Downtown Akron, 3pm,
host, Tom Pizzica, was treated to the Feast’s Adrian Rodrigues donated some deli- known images put forward as evidence by (330) 882-0342.
Black Pudding served with peas and fried cious Indian dishes, as a precursor to those who believe in the existence of the 11, 25: SHANO, Scottish Heritage Meetings,
egg, Deviled Kidneys, Ox Heart: “tastes like an upcoming BABC Curry and Mince monster, reported the Daily Telegraph. Community Presbyterian Church, 5132 Mayfield
flank steak,” and Bath Chaps (I’ll let you Pie night to be held in December! The Dinsdale junior is determined to con- Rd, Lyndhurst, 7:30pm (330) 463-5559.
research that, but it sounds and looks very Indian food reminded me of those Sat- 2010 BABC St Andrew’s Networking On vince the public the video is authentic and 12: Calon Lan Welsh Club, Lunch Meeting,
interesting!) When interviewed, Richard said urday nights visits to the Curry Centre Tap - Becci Himes with members
of Murder the Stout.
has discussed his belief in the mysterious Denny’s Restaurant, Rt 224 Boardman, 1pm,
about the menu, “More pig, more pig, more after a session in the Dutch Mill in monster in an interview with the BBC. (330) 758-4202.
pig!” The restaurant does not use any meat Aberdeen. Sherlock’s is a monthly makes the tastiest scones, and the selection He said: “I saw this immense, extraor- 14, 28: British-American Club, Pub Nights,
or meat product from factory-farmed, inten- networking spot for the BABC. of teas is beyond compare. There’s also an dinary object, it looked like the back of a 8564 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, 8pm, (330)
sively raised animals and uses local farmers Houston Dynamo 2011 Kit antique shop next to the Tea Room. Bridget huge animal. 963-6370.
wherever possible. I highly recommend this Becci Himes, Executive Director of the has now started to sell a selection of your “It stood two or three feet out of the 15: SHANO, Robert Burn’s Dinner & Ball,
restaurant, especially for those adventurous British American Business Council, was a favourite British foods, including bacon and water, four or five feet across, reddish American Croatian Lodge, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd
eaters! Feast has recently opened a location VIP guest at the unveiling of the Houston Dy- sausages. On a recent trip to Queen B’s, the brown and had a blotch on the left flank Eastlake, 5:30pm (440) 392-2308.
in New Orleans. Feast is located at 219 namo’s new kit for 2011. Becci said, “I love couple at the next table had driven all the way which I could see very clearly. 27: Daughters of the BE, Westminster
Westheimer, near Downtown Houston. The my rugby. That being said, it ain’t bad being a from San Antonio, over an hour’s drive, just “And then it started to move – a most Chapter, meeting, Lyndhurst, 7:30pm (440)
telephone number is (713) 529-7788. The Dynamo VIP, especially when it comes to par- to have Sunday dinner! It really is one of the electrifying moment.” 461-2533.
website is www.feasthouston.com. ties!” Becci was the privileged guest of BABC best kept secrets in the area, and well worth Dinsdale, who spent his career examin- 28: British American C of C, Link Club, Lun-
High Planes Drifter??? member Stephen Powell of the Dynamo. The a visit. Queen B’s is located at the intersection ing evidence and was involved in tracking cheon, Lockkeeper’s restaurant, Valley View,
Richard Branson arrived at DFW Airport on event was held at the spectacular Venue of Hwy 27 & College Street in Ingram, Texas. down serial killer Steve Wright in Ipswich, 11:30am (216) 621-0222.
December 1, dressed in his Western “duds” on Main Street downtown. The Dynamo It’s always best to call ahead for reservations is adamant the film can not be a hoax.
to celebrate the start of Virgin America’s entertained quests with a rockin’ band and – (830) 367-4184. He said: “I’m experienced at looking ATTENTION CLUBS &
new service from the West Coast to Texas. light show. Chris Cannetti, new president of BABC January Cricket ‘Ashes’ at evidence and I can tell you that on the ORGANISATIONS!
Virgin America has built a strong reputation the Dynamo, was on hand to assure the fans The British American Business Council balance of probabilities there is something Check out other latest British related
on California to East Coast routes with rich that the Dynamo are going to have the best is preparing for its annual cricket match for large and unknown living in this loch.” events submitted by Union Jack read-
service and low fares. To this point the Vir- year ever. He also introduced the team’s new the ‘Houston Ashes’ as it challenges the local His father, an aeronautical engineer in ers at UJNEWS.com and click on the
gin America flights have always over-flown sponsor Greenstar Recycling. The BABC has Australians at the Australia Week Picnic and the RAF who died in 1987, was one of the CALENDAR tab.
Texas! With its new service to DFW, Virgin had a fabulous time with the Dynamo this Barbie in January. The BABC has not fared so world’s leading Nessie-hunters, making Do you have a not-for-profit event you’d
goes toe-to-toe with American Airlines, who year. They have had door prizes at events well lately, so it is making an extra effort this 56 expeditions to Loch Ness and writing like to share with everyone ... then why
has a big presence there. “It’s American’s and special ticket rates and breaking news time to win the coveted award! The venue for j
a number of books on the subject. not add it to the Calendar? ... it’s FREE?
dominance that provided an opening for us to on Dynamo events like the Man U game and the big battle has not been determined at this
come in with lower fares, newer planes, and the World Cup USA/England game. They’re time, but the match will take place on January
more passenger amenities,” said Richard. looking forward to an even more exciting year 23, 2011. This should be a very entertaining Ginger The Cat Dials 999 . . . At 3am
Rugby Fans Enjoyment in 2011 with the building of the new Houston day, so check out the BABC website at www. RETIRED lecturer Howard Moss knew his Ginger snoozing next to the phone – which
Houston’s population of Rugby fans has Dynamo stadium near Downtown. babchouston.org for the time and location. cat was smart, but got a rude awakening was slightly off the hook.
been treated to a fun time at Big John’s Queen B’s Going Strong Heather & Thistle Christmas Party when Ginger dialed the emergency telephone Computer checks proved the call had
Sports Bar, on Wilcrest in Houston, over I’m pleased to tell you that Queen B’s The Heather and Thistle Society of number. Police who answered a 999 alarm come from his home in Swansea.
the recent weeks. The place was packed for English Tea Room and Antiques in Ingram, Houston held its annual Christmas Party and in the middle of the night were surprised to “The officers quickly drew the only
the Six Nations games and the end of year’s Texas, just outside Kerrville is going strong. Gift Exchange at the Black Labrador Pub, on learn the caller was a ginger cat. possible conclusion that it was Ginger who
test matches. There was lots of good natured Whenever I visit my Mother, Mary Lemons, Montrose Boulevard in Houston on December Retired lecturer Howard Moss, 64, made the 999 call with his paw while he
rivalry between supporters of just about every in Kerrville we head to Queen B’s for a good 13. Membership has been dwindling a little crawled out of bed at 3am to find two police- was sleeping.”
country playing, and all attendees for the old-fashioned Sunday dinner. (I go for the in recent years, but the Society is really try- men on his doorstep. Moss, who used to teach at Swansea Uni-
early matches have enjoyed the full British Roast Lamb with tons of veggies – delicious!) ing to revitalize. One strong event organized They told him they were answering an versity, said: “I’ve had him 12 years and he is
breakfast offered by Big John’s. Big John’s It’s always a special occasion and lots of fun by the H & T is the Burns Supper, which is emergency call made from his house – but very, very friendly. But he was oblivious to
to visit Bridget and John always well attended. The Society’s 58th Moss told them he had been asleep for hours. the commotion he’d caused. He just jumped
Dale, the owners. This small Annual Robert Burns Supper will be held at The officers searched the house and found down off the table.”
old hill country converted the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14703 Park Row,
house is very warm and Houston, TX 77079 (Hwy 6 and I-10), on
welcoming. The tables are Saturday, January 29, 2011. Ticket sales
laid out with lace cloths and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
fine china, and the place is This year tickets can be purchased on the
jam-packed with teapots, Society’s website using major credit cards
teacups and curios – all for via PayPal. http://www.heatherandthistle.
sale. You’ll find hats, gloves org/calendar.htm
and boas dotted around the
place for you to try on, be
photographed in, or buy! It’s
so much fun just to wander
around the place to see what
new thing you can find.
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tier knockout Test series, saw 2010, Amy Williams, was awarded the MBE Liverpool, that will be remembered as one of
holders Scotland lose by seven A crowd invasion after the match marred
by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace a good game of football and the FA are those quality British boxers who deserved a
wickets to Afghanistan. Scotland last month. The 28-year-old from Bath, won world title, but never got one. A formidable
212 (Neil McCallum 104 not investigating.
gold in the skeleton… John Higgins won the FA CUP and gutsy competitor who lost and beat
out) and 82. Afghanistan 171 UK Open snooker championship at Telford, Scottish great, Walter McGowan, engaged
and 124-3 at close. The second round of the FA Cup, Novem-
winning 10-9 over Mark Williams with the ber 27, produced goals and some unusual in three World title attempts against Fighting
WESTWOOD & final going down to the very last frame… Harada, Lionel Rose and Ruben Olivares.
MCDOWELL WIN surprises. Conference south side, Dover
Nick Matthew became the first Englishman Town knocked out Division two’s Aldershot Unfortunately for Rudkin, these men were
Lee Westwood confirmed his to a win a World Squash Championship, top class fighters at the peak of their careers,
status as the world’s number 2-0, after a double by Adam Birchall. Division
beating fellow Brit James Willstop, 7-11,11- One’s Swindon earned a draw on their visit though the Liverpudlian’s brave pugilism was
one golfer with a stunning 17 6,11-2, 11-3, in the final at Saudi-Arabia… noted and applauded by the British sporting
Compiled by Larry Gardner under 271 at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun to Crawley Town, but at home in the replay,
Scotland’s Women’s Curling team had a Ben Smith goal in extra-time gave the press. Alan Rudkin was 68.
City, South Africa, December 5. He finished to be content with the silver medal in the Motor racing fans will know the name
FIFA SNUBS ENGLAND’S ATTEMPT eight strokes clear of the rest of the field, in Conference side a 3-2 victory. FC United of
TO HOST WORLD CUP World Curling championships in Champery, Manchester tied 1-1 at Brighton, after their Tom Walkinshaw, who was born to a Scot-
a spectacular game of golf which included an after being beaten by the Swedish women tish farming family in Midlothian, but would
ENGLAND’S top soccer officials were left eight under 64 in the second round. The same goalie saved a last minute penalty. In the
stunned and bitterly disappointed after a in the final. replay at Gigg Lane, however, United missed become a man to be reckoned with on the
weekend in Thousands Oaks, California, in EUROPEAN SOCCER international motor racing scene. After small
coordinated bid to host the World Cup fell flat the Chevron World Challenge, a penalty that may have changed the game’s
at FIFA headquarters, December 2, The effort The final two games of the Champion direction, while Brighton powered forward beginnings racing Minis from his garage,
US Open Champion Graeme McDowell, Leagues group series (November 23-24, & he ran Formula Three, British Saloon Car
included the personal intervention by prime- came from four strokes behind to force Tiger to a 4-0 win. Conference’s Droylsden Town
minister David Cameron and HRH Prince December 7-8) were completed last month held Leyton Orient 1-1 at home, but in the and European Touring teams, after an injury
Woods in to a play-off. The Ulsterman holed with the five British clubs moving along to forced him in from the driving seat. He made
William, who petitioned FIFA officials to a twenty-five-foot putt on the first play-off replay, after two men apiece from each team
favour England’s application to host the 2018 the knockout phase of European competi- had been sent off, the O’s triumphed 8-2. his Formula One debut with Benetton in 1991,
hole, leaving Woods to miss a fifteen footer. tion. At the Ibrox Stadium, Rangers put up a where a young and talented driver named Mi-
World Cup. England garnered only two votes McDowell collected the winner’s purse of The ninety minute scoreline of 2-2, produced
in the first ballot from the voting committee defensive shield against Manchester United extra time and half a dozen goals. chael Schumacher eagerly signed a contract.
$1.2m, leaving Tiger Woods with a winless and were reluctant to move forward. Near the He later took full control of the Arrows, where
of 22, and were thus eliminated. A scathing streak stretching back 13 months. The Golf WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
article about corruption at FIFA by the Sunday end, Steven Naismith made a nefarious chal- European champions Inter Milan, won the he signed up then world champion Damon
Writers of America later added further acco- lenge on Fabio de Silva in the box, and the Hill for the 1996 season. Recently, he held
Times, plus a Panorama television report in lade to the Northern Irelander, by naming him six nation World Club Championship in Abu
the same vein is thought to have soured FIFA ref pointed to the spot. Three minutes from Dhabi, December 8-18, beating TP Mazembe part ownership in the Holden Racing Team,
golfer of the year. Last summer, McDowell time Rangers’ courageous defense strategy but his new project was the Bundaberg Red
officials on England’s otherwise, favourable, became the first European golfer to win the Engelbert of the DR Congo (African club
World Cup bid. was torn asunder as Wayne Rooney’s pen- champions) 2-0. It was the first time the Racing Team. He may never have won a
US Open in forty years. alty kick put the ball in the back of the net Formula One championship, but this tough
Seven executive members had reput- RUGBY UNION final had been contested by a non-European
edly pledged support for England’s bid, but giving United a 1-0 victory. A week later, Old or non-South American side, and the fourth Scot never gave up trying. He was also owner
The final Rugby Union games in the Trafford fans gasped in disbelief as Pablo of Gloucester Rugby Club. Tom Walkinshaw
reneged when the actual vote was taken. autumn internationals last weekend in No- consecutive year a European club has won
President Sepp Blatter who supported Rus- put Valencia in front on the 32nd minute, but the world club title. The Italians sealed vic- was 64.
vember, saw world champions South Africa Brazilian striker Anderson brought the game Tottenham Hotspurs fans will remember
sia from the start, is reported to have told proved too potent for England at Twicken- tory earlier on with goals by Goran Pandev
his executive committee to ignore media level after the break for Manchester United to (13th minute) while four minutes later Samuel the footballing skills of Ralph Coates and
ham, winning 21-11. A last minute penalty at tie the match 1-1. Eddie Baily. Spurs signed Coates for a then
reports when casting their votes. Russia will Pittodrie, by Ruaridh Jackson, gave Scotland Eto’o found the net, and Joseph Biabiany got
host the 2018 World Cup, proposing games In Turkey, against Bursapor, Kenny Miller the third, five minutes from time. Mazembe British record transfer fee of £190,000 in
a 19-16 victory over Samoa. Australia put Rangers ahead in the 19th minute but the 1971, and he assisted them to a UEFA Cup
in thirteen cities and with a promise to drop slammed France in Paris, 59-16, Wales beat Pachua of Mexico (Central American
visa requirements for the tournament. Spain- host struck back for an equalizer eleven min- champions) 1-0, and then went on to sur- and League Cup win during his six year stay
tumbled to a 37-25 loss in Cardiff, against utes from time for a 1-1 result. Rangers will at White Hart Lane. He was 64. Eddie Baily
Portugal and Belgium-Netherlands were the New Zealand, and Ireland beat Argentina prise and stun Sports Internacional of Brazil
other nations competing to host the soccer continue their European quest in the knockout (South American champions) 2-0. joined Spurs after the war, put in 325 first
in Dublin, 29-9. Italy beat Fiji 24-16. The phase of the Europa League. team appearances and later joined the man-
extravaganza. autumn internationals concluded at Twick- The other side of the draw saw Al Wahda
The gulf nation state of Qatar will host Spurs were in a rambunctious mood (Gulf champions) beat Oceanic champions, agement team before ending his association
enham, December 4, where the Barbarians against Werder Bremen winning 3-0 at w the club
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the 2022 World Cup. The United States bid beat South Africa 26-20. Hekari United of Papua New Guinea 3-0,
failed, but they did get down to the final two Whitehart Lane. Goals courtesy of Younes while Seongnam IIhwa Chunma (Asian
Romania grabbed the final qualifying berth Kaboul,(6th minute) Luka Modric on the Hatton
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nations before being eliminated. Australia, in the Rugby Union World Cup scheduled in champions) overwhelmed Al Wahda 4-1.
Japan and South Korea had also put in bids break, and Peter Crouch hitting the third, Inter-Milan cruised passed Seongnam 2-0,
New Zealand later this year, after overwhelm- eleven minutes from time. A high scoring With Former Trainer
for the 2022 tournament. Qatar is one of the ing Uruguay 39-12. beating the south Koreans with consider-
smallest nations in the world with a popula- game in Holland against FC Twente had able ease for a place in the final which theyy RETIRED English boxer Ricky Hatton
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WINNING WAYS FOR HATTON, fans on tenderhooks, but the contest ended
tion of 1.7 million, and has never qualified FROCH, BURNS & AMIR KHAN won 3-0. hhas reached a settlement with a former
for the final stages of the World Cup. It will all square 3-3. Wisergof found his own net SCOTTISH SOCCER ttrainer who sued him for $2.2m over
The younger brother of Ricky Hatton, the to put Spurs in front, while Jermain Defoe
be the first middle-eastern country to host a Manchester Hitman, Matthew Hatton, (41- A referee’s strike and snowstorms thatt uunpaid earnings.
major sporting event. It will have to build a would hit a brace. deluged the Scottish mainland completelyy Billy Graham claimed the former two-
4-2) successfully defended his European At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea beat MSK
complete soccer infrastructure, that includes welterweight crown at the Reebok Arena, Bol- disrupted scheduled fixtures late Novemberr w
weight world champion owed him money
nine air-conditioned stadiums, a metro Zilina 2-1,after falling behind to a 19th minute and December. The SFA brought in European ffrom fights against Floyd Mayweather in
ton, late November, stopping the previously goal by the Ukrainians. Second half nettings
system, and many more hotels, which will unbeaten Swiss challenger in the third round. refs, as a weekend of strike action prevailed. 22007 and Juan Lazcano in 2008.
cost the nation some $4bn. It is evident that by Daniel Sturridge and Florent Malouda Scottish referees are complaining aboutt A joint statement released last month on
Roberto Belge’s record of 26 unbeaten fights brought the blues through to victory in front
English soccer may have the best leagues looked extremely suspect as a vicious body criticism from the clubs about their integrityy tthe third day of a hearing at Manchester’s
in the world, but it does not have an insider of a 40,000 plus crowd. A Brandao goal nine and performance and the threat of violence C
Civil Justice Centre said Hatton and Gra-
punch ended his participation… Notting- minutes from the whistle saw the blues fall
status with FIFA. ham’s Carl Froch (27-1) reclaimed his WBC from fans who could endanger their homes hham have “agreed to put their differences
THE ASHES 1-0 against Marseille in France. and families. The SFA is looking seriouslyy bbehind them and have ended the court pro-
super-middleweight crown at Helsinki, after a Arsenal seemed to be holding their own
Australia and England drew their first unanimous decision over Arthur Abraham. at the issues. cceedings on mutually acceptable terms.”
Ashes encounter at the Gabba in Brisbane, in Portugal against Braga, but Mathieus SFA’s Henry McLeish has revealed a new w Graham trained Hatton for 45 fights,
The German (31-2) produced an all-out final broke the Gunners defense twice in the last
where a determined second innings by round punching frenzy, but the Briton had plan for the Scottish Premier League which from f 1997 to 2008
2008.
08
2008.
England changed the face of the first Test 17 minutes giving the hosts a 2-0 win. At the would split in to two divisions with ten teams
match after Aussies, Mike Hussey and Brad
already done enough for victory… WBO
super-featherweight champion Ricky Burns
Emirates, a 3-1 win over Partizan Belgarde apiece, and the implementation of a winterr Luger’s
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Haddin had put together a 307 run stand. put the Gunners into the last sixteen of the break. Not all clubs are in agreement with the BRITAIN’S top luger has been forced to
B
retained his crown at the Braehead Arena, Champions League for the 11th consecutive
England 260 and 517 (Andy Strauss 110, Glasgow, December 4, with a unanimous idea however. The Artic weather caused such ccancel his season because he can’t afford to
Alistair Cook 235, Jonathon Trott 135-1 season. A Robin Van Persie penalty broke a paralysis last month, that SPL secretary Iain ccompete on the World Cup circuit.
decision over Andreas Evenson, a Colombian the ice on the half-hour, while Theo Walcott
dec. Australia 481(Mike Hussey 195, Brad born Norwegian. The Coatbridge Scot (30-2) Blair said a extension of the Scottish soccerr AJ Rosen, who finished 16th in the
Haddin 136) and 107-1 at close. and Nasri netted in the second half. Bacary season could be a distinct possibility. m
men’s singles at the Vancouver Olym-
had Evenson (13-2) on the canvas during the Sagna got his marching orders five minutes
At Adelaide, England’s batsman produced first round, and the challenger soon learned Inverness CT stole the glory over the Old ppics, says “my luge career is on hold for
fire and the Aussie bowling struggled to from time, but by that time Arsenal had Firm last month. They held Celtic to a 1-1 tie nnow” because he no longer receives any
that Burns had stamina and seemed bigger completed the mission.
contain a confidence oozing series of English and stronger… at Parkhead, November 27, and drew Rang- ffunding.
batsmen that’s upbeat and challenging de- CITY & LIVERPOOL GO THROUGH ers 1-1 at home on December 11. Rangers The American-born luger’s funding
IBF and WBO heavyweight champion The concluding games of the Europa
meanor led to an innings and 71 run victory. Wladimir Klitscho called off his fight with still lead the SPL. ffrom Britain’s Talented Athlete Scholar-
Australia 245 and 304. England 620 (Alastair League group games saw both Manchester SPORTING PASSINGS sship Scheme and the International Olympic
British heavyweight champion Dereck Chi- City and Liverpool progress to the knockout
Cook 148, Kevin Pietersen 227)-5 dec. sora, just three days before their December Former British, Commonwealth and C
Committee Solidarity Fund has dried up.
A three dayer at Melbourne against Vic- phase of the competition. Manchester City European bantamweight champion Alan Rosen’s parents are unable to continue
11, encounter in Germany. Klitscho claimed thwarted Red Bull Salzburg of Austria at
toria gave the England players some respite a torn muscle injury, but says he should be Rudkin, (42-8) was a fiery 118lb fighter from ssupporting him.
from Test pressure where the match was the City of Manchester Stadium where a 3-0
ready to fight again in 60 days…. Former victory proved entirely appropriate. Mario Ba-
drawn. Victoria 216 (Michael Hill 105)-2 British heavyweight champion Matt Skelton
dec and 278-6 dec. England 184-2 and 211 lotelli hit two, while Adam Johnson added the
(25-6) was jailed for five months after lying third, twelve minutes from the whistle. In the
(Matt Prior 102-6 at close. to police about who was driving his speeding
England lost their karma during the third final group game they went to Italy for a 1-1
Porsche. Skelton,43, told police three times tie against Juventus. Nicolo Giannetti put Juv
Test at Perth, however, where the Aussies it was his valet that was driving, when in
leveled the series after just 50 minutes of ahead two minutes before the break where
fact, it was him. a small crowd of under 8,000 witnessed the
play on the fourth day, December 19, winning Amir Khan (24-1) quelled the doubters on
by 267 runs. Australia 268 and 309 (Mike action. Brazilian striker Jo later found the net
his boxing skills and a suspect chin with a as the City went on to top Group A.
Hussey 116) England 187 and 123. physical unanimous points victory over Mar-
PRE-CHRISTMAS TEST RESULTS Milan Jovanovic put Liverpool ahead
cos Maidana in Las Vegas, December 11, in the 19th minute in Romania, but Steaua
Pakistan suspended the three players in- where he retained his WBA light-welterweight
volved in the spot fixing probe that tainted the Bucharest got an equalizer after the break for
crown. A fierce contest with both boxers a 1-1 tie. At Anfield, Liverpool did not sparkle
Pakistan tour of England last summer. They aggressively moving forward against one
were not in the Pakistan side that faced South against FC Utrecht and fans could not have
another saw the Bolton man rely on proven been happy with the goal-less draw against
Africa in Abu-Dhabi, in a drawn two match strategy in the final two rounds as the Argen-
Test series which end 0-0… After drawing the Hollanders, but it did put Liverpool top
tinean (29-2) punched hard and fast. “It was of Group K.
the first two encounters with New Zealand, his ultimate test so far,” said Khan’s trainer
India beat the Kiwis in the third and final Test UNITED OUT
Freddie Roach. The quarter-finals of the Carling Cup,
by an innings and 108 runs at Nagpur; thus TENNIS
taking the series 1-0. New Zealand 193 and November 30-December 1 saw holders
Andy Murray progressed to the semifinals Manchester United trounced at Upton Park
175 at close. of the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals at the
India 566 (Rahul Dravid 191)-8 dec… as Premier League strugglers West Ham
02 Arena, London, before being beaten in the produced a 4-0 thrashing for the Reds.
Rain thwarted a decision in Sri Lanka where semi-finals by Rafael Nadal in a gritty and
the first two Tests at Galle and Colombo Jonathon Spector and Carleton Cole hit a
tense game of tennis 7-6(7-5)3-6,7-6(8-6). brace apiece. A goal in each half at the Emir-
against the West Indies were drawn. The Murray beat Robin Soderling and Spain’s
third Test at Kandy was rained out too. Sri ates saw Arsenal take Wigan 2-0, courtesy
David Ferrer, but lost to Roger Federer in of Paraquayan striker Alcaroz and Nicklas
Lanka did not even get a chance to bat. West the preceding matches. Federer beat Nadal
Indies 303-8 at close. Series drawn 0-0. Bendtner. Ipswich Town remained the only
in the final. non-Premier league side remaining, where a
Bangladesh captured their first even gold Serbia beat France 3-2 in the final of the
medal at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, penalty by Grant Leadbitter gave them as
2010 Davis Cup in Belgrade, December 4, 1-0 win at Portman Road over West Bromich
China, winning the Twenty20 cricket com- after being down 1-2 earlier in the contest.
petition. They beat Afghanistan (who took Albion. The midlands derby at St Andrews,
Serbia have only been playing Davis Cup saw Birmingham City overcome cross City
the silver) 118-8 at 20 overs. Bangladesh tennis for fifteen years, so the victory is
119-4 at the nineteenth over by six wickets. rivals Aston Villa 2-1, where a late goal by
considered very special. Serbian striker Zigic, put the blues in the
In the semifinals, Afghanistan beat Pakistan MISCELLANY SPORT
and Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka… The ICC semi-finals. Sebastian Larsson put the City
Britain’s only gold medallist at the Olym- ahead with a twelve minute penalty, while
Intercontinental Cup final at Dubai, a second pic Winter Games at Vancouver in February of Gabriel Agbonlaher leveled for the Villa.
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EURO & DOMESTIC the opponents an equalizer, keeper Hum-
CUPS RESULTS,
FIXTURES & DRAWS
premiership berto Gomes conceded a penalty kick with a
clumsy foul then batted away the spot kick to
retain a 1-1 draw. Sebastien Bassong scored LEAGUE
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
First Round
(First Legs Feb 15-16 & 22-23,
Second Legs March 8-9 & 15-16)
roundupBy Ridge Mahoney in trouble and his foul was punished by a cau-
his first goal in 16 months in the 19th minute
at Birmingham and a late equalizer handed
Spurs a 1-1 result.
West Bromwich Albion – After
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As AUGUST 28
December 27
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Arsenal – Polish keep- tion and the penalty kick by which Chelsea Somen Tchoyi’s shot hit the cross-
AC Milan v Tottenham; Valencia v Schalke;
er Wojciech Szczesny made took a 1-0 lead shortly before halftime. bar, Paul Scharner’s goal in the 89th
Inter Milan v Bayern Munich; Lyon v Real Madrid;
Fulham – Diomansy Kamara minute came too late in a 2-1 loss BARCLAYS PREMIER
Arsenal v Barcelona; Marseille v Man United; a poised, confident debut at
Copenhagen v Chelsea Old Trafford but his teammates equalized on the half hour at Arse- at Aston Villa. Top scorer (six goals) scorer Man Utd
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Group A
they fell to Man United, 1-0. Samir Nasri’s pair Gera header was cleared off the of groin and calf problems. Odemwingie
Man City
Chelsea
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Tottenham 6 3 2 1 18 11 11 of brilliant goals subdued Fulham in a 2-1 win. goal line, the Gunners notched a goal that netted twice and Tchoyi also scored in a 3-1 Tottenham 18 8 6 4 27 23 30 +4
Inter Milan 6 3 1 2 12 11 10 clinched a 2-1 victory. Clint Dempsey headed Bolton 19 7 8 4 32 25 29 +7
FC Twente 6 1 3 2 9 11 6 He dummied two defenders before rifling in thumping of Newcastle, their first win against Sunderland 19 6 9 4 21 20 27 +1
Werder Bremen 6 1 2 3 6 12 5 a high shot, and slid past defenders and the an equalizer eight minutes into the second the Magpies in the last 18 meetings. Stoke 18 7 3 8 23 22 24 +1
Newcastle 18 6 4 8 28 29 22 -1
Group C goalkeeper to slot home from a snug angle half for a 1-1 draw with Birmingham. West Ham United – Substitute Liverpool 17 6 4 7 21 22 22 -1
Man United
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0 7 1 14 15 minutes from time. Liverpool – Dirk Kuyt’s de- Junior Stanislas brought the Ham- Blackpool 16 6 4 6 24 29 22 -5
West Brom 18 6 4 8 24 31 22 -7
Valencia 6 3 2 1 15 4 11 Aston Villa – Goals by Stewart flected equalizer in the 50th min- mers a point by drilling home the Blackburn 19 6 4 9 23 30 22 -7
Rangers 6 1 3 2 3 6 6 ute brought Liverpool some hope Everton 18 4 9 5 20 21 21 -1
Bursaspor 6 0 1 5 2 16 1 Downing and Emile Heskey ended rebound of a saved Scott Parker Aston Villa 18 5 5 8 20 30 20 -10
Group F a three-game Premier League los- at Newcastle, but they conceded shot in the 78th minute for a 1-1 Wigan 18 4 7 7 15 29 19 -14
Chelsea
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Marseille 6 4 0 2 12 3 12 West Brom. Downing scored his sixth goal go down, 3-1, despite a staggering 21-7 ad- his debut in the absence of Robert Green, West Ham 19 3 7 9 19 32 16 -13
Spk Moscow
MSK Zilina
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6 3 19 0 of the season in the 25th minute and Heskey vantage in shots. Liverpool spoiled the return sidelined while recovering from surgery to Wolves 18 4 3 11 19 32 15 -13

Group H tallied 10 minutes from time to preserve an to Anfield of former manager Gerard Houllier remove a cyst. A Yaya Toure handball trig- NPOWER FOOTBALL LEAGUE
P W D L F A Pts unbeaten record against West Brom dating and won their fourth straight home game by gered appeals for a penalty that were denied CHAMPIONSHIP
Shakhtar Donetsk 6 5 0 1 12 6 15
Arsenal 6 4 0 2 18 7 12 back to 1985. blasting Aston Villa, 3-0, with goals by David and by the time James Tompkins headed a P W D L F A Pts GD
Braga 6 3 0 3 5 11 9
Birmingham – Seven saves by Ngog, Ryan Babel and Maxi Rodriguez. It was goal in the 89th minute, West Ham were on QPR
Cardiff
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Partizan Blgrd 6 0 0 6 2 13 0
Ben Foster staved off Wolverhamp- Pepe Reina’s 100th shutout for Liverpool. the ropes of a 3-1 defeat. Leeds 23 11 6 6 41 37 39 +4
ton for all but a brief interval of first- Manchester City – With- Wigan Athletic – Keeper Ali Swansea
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EUROPA LEAGUE half stoppage time, which is when out suspended and disgruntled Al Habsi fended off numerous Coventry 23 10 4 9 29 27 34 +2
Last 32
(To be played February 15, 17, 22 & 24) Wolves struck in their 1-0 triumph. striker Carlos Tevez, City romped attacks and in the final minutes
Reading
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Napoli v Villarreal Kevin Phillips headed wide on a great oppor- at West Ham, 3-1. Yaya Toure Mohamed Diame and Ronnie Notts Forest 20 7 9 4 24 17 30 +7
Rangers v Sporting Lisbon; Sparta Prague v Liverpool;
tunity in the final minutes. Nikola Zigic headed scored the first goal directly Stam were denied winners as the Latics held
Derby
Watford
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Anderlecht v Ajax; Lech Poznan v Braga;
Besiktas v Dynamo Kiev; Basel v Spartak Moscow; a Roger Johnson cross into the goalmouth and tallied again when his shot came off out for a 0-0 draw at Everton. Tom Cleverley’s Doncaster 21 8 6 7 33 35 30 -2
the upright and rebounded into the net off Millwall 22 7 8 7 26 23 29 +3
Young Boys v Zenit St Petersburg; for Craig Gardner to tie up Tottenham, 1-1, goal five minutes before halftime ended the Portsmouth 21 8 5 8 29 28 29 +1
Aris Thessaloniki v Man City;
with his fifth goal of the season. the keeper. Adam Johnson collected the scoring in a 2-2 home draw with Stoke that Hull 22 7 8 7 22 25 29 -3
Barnsley 21 8 5 8 26 31 29 -5
PAOK Salonika v CSKA Moscow; Sevilla v Porto;
Rubin Kazan v FC Twente; Lille v PSV Eindhoven; Blackburn – Defender Ryan third goal. Tevez had started the month by also included an own goal, a bad miss by Leicester 23 8 5 10 33 40 29 -7
Benfica v Stuttgart; BATE Borisov v Paris St Grmn; Nelsen pounced, or more pre- scoring his 10th goal of the season in a 1-0 Hendry Thomas, and a Charles N’Zogbia Ipswich 22 8 3 11 25 30 27 -5
Bristol C 22 7 5 10 25 34 26 -9
Metalist Kharkiv v B Leverkusen
cisely lurched, to knee a ball defeat of Bolton. shot off the post. Sheff Utd 22 7 4 11 19 31 25 -12
Last 16
just over the goal line to score Manchester United – The Wolverhampton – Keep- Middlesbro 22 6 3 13 21 32 21 -11
(To be played March 10 & 17) C Palace 22 6 3 13 24 40 21 -16
Benfica/Stuttgart v BATE Borisov/Paris St Grmn the goal that gave Rovers a snow-encrusted Chilean miners and David Beck- er Wayne Hennessey posted Scunthorpe 20 6 2 12 23 35 20 -12
Besiktas/Dynamo Kiev v Aris Thessaloniki/Man City 1-1 draw with West Ham that marked the ham were on hand at Old Traf- Wolvers’ first shutout since April Preston 21 5 4 12 25 39 19 -14
Rubin Kazan/FC Twente v Young Boys/Znt St Petersburg
PAOK Salonika/CSKA Moscow v Sevilla/Porto debut of caretaker manager Steve Kean. It ford to see United down Arsenal, and Stephen Hunt connected on NPOWER FOOTBALL
Lille/PSV Eindhoven v Rangers/Sporting Lisbon also may have ended the season for Phil 1-0, on a headed Ji-Sung Park goal from a a near-post cross by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake LEAGUE ONE
Metalist Kharkiv/Bayer Leverkusen v Napoli/Villarreal Jones, who limped off with a serious knee deflected Nani cross. The scoring woes for in first-half stoppage time to beat Birming- P W D L F A Pts GD
Anderlecht/Ajax v Basel/Spartak Moscow
injury. Less than a minute after Mame Biram Wayne Rooney – without a goal in open play ham, 1-0, at Molineux. Ebanks-Blake and Brighton
Sheff Wed
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Diouf equalized in the 87th minute at Bolton, since last March – continued when he shot a Hunt scored in the final eight minutes to Huddersfield 20 10 2 8 31 22 32 +9
FINAL STANDINGS
Rovers collapsed and allowed the goal that penalty kick over the bar. bring Wolves back from 2-1 down and beat Charlton
Bournemouth
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Group A
P W D L F A Pts condemned them to a 2-1 loss. Set plays Newcastle – Manager Alan Sunderland, 3-2, to stop a four-game losing Colchester 19 7 9 3 25 23 30 +2
Man City 6 3 2 1 11 6 11 by Morten Gamst Pedersen set up goals for Pardew, chosen to replace skid. Kevin Foley’s goal five minutes into the
Oldham
Peterborough
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Lech Poznan 6 3 2 1 11 8 11
Juventus 6 0 6 0 7 7 6 David Dunn and Nelsen, and Brett Emerton Chris Hughton, celebrated his second half sparked the five-goal barrage. Exeter 20 8 5 7 32 34 29 -2
Salzburg 6 0 2 4 1 9 2
also scored in a 3-0 rout of Wolves. debut by beating Liverpool, Hartlepool
Southampton
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Group K
Blackpool – DJ Campbell’s 3-1. Andy Carroll clinched the Brentford 19 8 4 7 23 21 28 +2
P W D L F A Pts
victory with his 10th goal of the season after FA CUP
CUP THIRD
THIRD ROUND
ROUND DRAW
DRAW Carlisle 19 7 6 6 26 20 27 +6
Liverpool 6 2 4 0 8 3 10 winner three minutes after half- (To be played weekend January 8/9) MK Dons 19 8 2 9 25 32 26 -7
Napoli
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9 11 6 time downed Stoke, 1-0, and goals by Liverpudlians Kevin Davies and Burnley v Port Vale; Coventry v Crystal Palace;
Plymouth 19 7 4 8 25 29 25 -4
Leyton Orient 19 6 6 7 27 26 24 +1
Utrecht 6 0 5 1 5 7 5 upped Blackpool’s take to six Joey Barton edged the Magpies in front, Bristol City v Sheffield Wed; Fulham v Peterborough; Swindon 19 6 6 7 30 33 24 -3
wins and 22 points in their first 16 Premier 1-0, and 2-1. Hughton was dismissed after Doncaster v Wolves; Brighton v Portsmouth; Rochdale 19 5 7 7 27 26 22 +1
Notts Co 18 7 1 10 23 28 22 -5
CARLING CUP DRAW League matches. Headers by Ian Evatt and a 3-1 thrashing at West Brom in which Peter Huddersfield v Dover Athletic; Crawley T Tranmere 19 6 4 9 20 28 22 -8
Semi-Finals Lovenkrand scored as the final seconds or Swindon v Derby; Bristol R 19 5 7 7 23 34 22 -11
(First Legs week of January 10, Second Legs Luke Varney gave the Seasiders a 2-0 lead West Ham v Barnsley; Reading v West Brom; Dag & Red 19 4 6 9 21 32 18 -11
week of January 24) at Bolton but they conceded twice in the final ebbed away on Hughton’s reign. Arsenal v Leeds; Sheffield Utd v Aston Villa; Walsall 19 5 2 12 18 32 17 -14
Ipswich v Arsenal 15 minutes to draw, 2-2. Stoke City – A five-match un- Leicester v Man City; Bolton v York; Yeovil 19 4 4 11 20 36 16 -16
West Ham v Birmingham
Bolton – American midfielder beaten run ended with a 1-0 home Blackburn v QPR; Swansea v Colchester;
NPOWER FOOTBALL
Stuart Holden fired home a spec- loss to Blackpool in which. Ricardo Wycombe v Hereford or Lincoln;Stevenage v Newcastle
Wycombe e;
Newcastle;
LEAGUE TWO
SCOTTISH CUP DRAW Fuller smashed a shot against the Burton Albion v Middlesbro; Millwall v Birmingham;
Fourth round tacular winner in the 88th-minute SSouthampton
outhampton v Blackpool; Watford v Hartlepool or Yeov vill;
Yeovil; P W D L F A Pts GD
(To be played January 8/9)
for a 2-1 defeat of Blackburn crossbar in the 36th minute. Matthew Ether- Chelsea v Ipswich; Sunderland v Notts Cnty or Bournemth;
Chelsea Bournemtth; Chesterfield 19 11 5 3 39 23 38 +16
Aberdeen v East Fife
attained despite playing with 10 ington and Rory Delap also hit the woodwork. Scunthorpe v Everton; Man Utd v Liverpool;
Port Vale
Bury
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Dundee United v Ross County
Queen of the South v Brechin/Annan Athletic men after the departure of Mark Davies to a Robert Huth and Etherington scored 13 Hull v Wigan; Stoke v Cardiff; Tottenham v Charlton Rotherham 19 9 7 3 32 23 34 +9
Wycombe 20 9 7 4 30 22 34 +8
Montrose v Dunfermline red card in the 56th minute. Fabrice Muamba minutes apart in a see-saw first half at Wigan or Luton; Preston v Nottingham Forest;
Shrewsbury 19 9 6 4 32 19 33 +13
Norwich v Droylsden or Leyton O;
Morton v Aidrie/Beith
scored nine minutes later for a 1-0 lead and that ended 2-2, as did the match. q y v Carlisle
Torquay
Torquay 19 7 7 5 29 21 28 +8
Falkirk v Patrick Cheltenham 19 7 6 6 26 29 27 -3
Berwick v Celtic less than a minute after Bolton conceded an Sunderland – When a par- Crewe 19 6 8 5 40 28 26 +12
East Stirling v Buckie Thistle equaliser, Holden chested and then volleyed ried Darren Bent shot floated Macclesfield 19 7 4 8 23 28 25 -5
Stevenage 19 5 9 5 20 16 24 +4
Rangers v Kilmarnock
a header from Kevin Davies. in his direction, on-loan Danny Burton 19 6 6 7 26 23 24 +3
Hibernian v Ayr
Stenhousemuir or Threave Rovers/Stranraer Chelsea – Didier Drogba drilled Wellbeck dove to head home Gillingham
Bradford
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Hamilton v Alloa a shot through the gloves of his fifth goal in six matches and the only one Northampton 20 6 6 8 23 29 24 -6
St Mirren v Peterhead
Spurs keeper Humberto Gomes the Black Cats would need to beat Bolton, Oxford
Southend
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Inverness v Elgin City
Dundee v Motherwell to equalize at White Hart Lane, 1-0. Keeper Craig Gordon saved the victory Aldershot 19 5 7 7 16 23 22 -7
Hearts v St Johnstone but couldn’t beat him from the penalty spot by lashing out his glove to paw a point-blank Accrington
Morecambe
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SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP DRAW Midfielder Frank Lampard came off the bench Mignolet did the business with nine saves in Lincoln
Barnet
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j January 2011
to be leaving Blackburn,” said Allardyce inn December 19, Surpassed Matt Busby’s 24 Years In Charge
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this club and I enjoyed a fantastic relationshipp
with the players, my staff and the supporterss Soccer Clubs
Premier League Splashes during my time in charge.” By Rob Harris
Out On Agents’ Fees The new Indian owners announced that thee ALEX FERGUSON became Man-
A ful, has a young mind, and he’s always
first-team coach Steve Kean will take chargee BRITISH
BRITISH SOCCER will be investigatedd cchester United’s longest-serving willing to learn.”
THE PREMIER League says clubs in Eng- through the end of the season. by
by a parliamentary inquiry followingg m
manager December 19 with STOPPED
land’s top division spent more than £67m on concerns
concerns about the high level of debt aatt hhis team topping the Premier Ferguson, who has stopped
player agents’ fees in the past year. Liverpool Gives Away Free Premier
Premier League clubs and the owner owner- r- L
League through Christmas discussing his future plans after
Chelsea and Liverpool were the biggest Match Tickets To Kids ship
ship troubles at Manchester United andd bbut with heavy snow deny- previously changing his mind
spenders on agents between October 2009 TWO MONTHS after being rescued from thee Liverpool.
Liverpool. iing him the chance to about retirement to remain
and September 2010, splashing out £18.2m brink of financial ruin, Liverpool is givingg The House of Commons Culture Culture,e, m
mark the milestone with in the job, was awarded
between them from a combined total of away free tickets to children accompaniedd Media
Media and Sport Committee will asses assess
ss a win over title rival a knighthood by Queen
£67.1m among the 20 topflight teams. by a paying adult. whether government
whether clubs should face governmen nt C
Chelsea. Elizabeth II in 1999 af-
Chelsea’s payments to agents were It is the latest move by New Englandd intervention regulations
intervention and look at the regulation ns By extending his ter guiding United to
slightly down compared the previous year Sports Ventures – the Boston Red Soxx used
used by overseas leagues. rreign to 8,811 days, the a treble of Premier
but Liverpool’s were up £2.4m. ownership group – to repair Liverpool’s fraill The legislators will examine thee 668-year-old Ferguson League, European
The total outlay by Premier League clubs relationship with fans after buying the team m structures associations
structures of the four soccer association ns ssurpassed fellow Scots- Champions League
fell by £3.6m compared to 2008-09. from wildly unpopular duo Tom Hicks andd in
in Britain, with the English FA facingg m
man Matt Busby’s re- and FA Cup titles
The league’s biggest spender, Manchester George Gillett Jr in October. questions
questions about its lack of leadershipp ccord set during his two that year.
City, more than halved its payment to With the team already through to thee after
after the country’s failed bid to host th the
he sspells in the Old Traf- While he has be-
agents’from £12.8m to £5.9m. Europa League knockout phase, Liverpooll 2018
2018 World Cup. fford hot seat. come British football’s most successful
Chelsea And Wilkins Settle were struggling to fill Anfield for its Group K The last British parliamentary in in-
n- “In the history of football, the best manager, Ferguson is quick to point out
finale against Utrecht. quiry into soccer in 2009 issued 277
quiry ((manager) is Sir Alex,” said England that Busby had the tougher time, having to
A MANAGERS’ union says Chelsea and its ccoach Fabio Capello, the 64-year-old
former assistant coach Ray Wilkins have re- A full house was instead achieved, with upp recommendations and flagged up thee
recommendations rebuild United following the 1958 Munich
to four free tickets for fans under the age of 177 ““ludicrous
ludicrous levels of borrowing.” IItalian who has also taken charge of Real air disaster that killed eight players.
solved the dispute surrounding his departure M
Madrid and AC Milan. “For such a long
from the Premier League club. available when an adult buys a £20 ticket. But that all-party group lacked thee Busby went on to deliver the club’s first
ppower
ower of this latest select committeee ttime he managed the team and changed a European Cup in 1968 as well as winning
Chelsea announced on November 11 it Buddle Trial At Birmingham iinquiry,
nquiry, which can order the attendancee llot. He changed the team, he changed the five league titles during his first tenure
was not renewing Wilkins’ contract and that LOS ANGELES Galaxy and United Statess ooff witnesses and has greater resource
resourceses pplayers, he has been really, really good between 1945 and ‘69. He took charge
the former England midfielder would be leav- striker Edson Buddle is on trial at Premierr aatt its disposal. ffor the club.” again between 1970 and ‘71 and remained
ing the club with immediate effect. League club Birmingham during the Majorr TRIGGERS Ferguson has won 26 major trophies involved with the club until his death in
Wilkins threatened legal action on the League Soccer offseason. A committee statement said that th he
the ssince replacing Ron Atkinson in November 1994,, aged
g 84.
basis of unfair dismissal but the League The 29-year-old Buddle was the leadingg ““high-profile
high-profile coverage of Liverpoo
Liverpool ol 11986, including the Premier League elevenn
Managers Association said last month the scorer in the MLS for most of the 20100
two parties have reached a settlement.
aand
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Wilkins thanked Chelsea for “ensuring that season despite missing more than a monthh ttriggers
trriggers for the inquiry, while there ar re
are “It’s an incredible achievement,” saidd Germany 2011

matters have been brought to a swift and for the World Cup. Buddle ended the regularr ggrowing
rowing calls for fans to have a greate er
greater U
United assistant manager Mike Phelan, Group A
Germany, Canada, Nigeria, France.
harmonious conclusion.” season as the second-highest scorer with 177 ssay
ay in the running of clubs. w
who also played under Ferguson. “His Group B

A former Chelsea player, Wilkins had goals in 25 matches. Manchester United was debt-freee ssecret is his enthusiasm, his attention to Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, England.

two spells as the team’s assistant coach Buddle’s Galaxy teammate, Landonn bbefore
efore a leveraged takeover by thee ddetail, his work ethic – that’s something Group C
United States, North Korea, Colombia, Sweden.
and played a key role in helping the Blues Donovan, came to England on loan this year,, A merican Glazer family in 2005, but now
American w hhe was born into, which comes from his Group D

win the Premier League-FA Cup double last spending January to March at Everton beforee hhas
as liabilities exceeding $788m and fann bbackground
g y He is yyouth-
and his family. Australia, Norway,
Brazil, Australia, Norway, Equatorial
Equatorial Guinea.
Guinea.

season. returning for the MLS season. pprotests


rotests are evident at every match.
However, the Galaxy were frustratedd Liverpool had to go through a bit t-
bit-
Newcastle Hires Alan Pardew that midfielder David Beckham was injuredd tter
er court battle in October to force itits ts England’s Foreign-Based Africa. Byrne should be fit but
in March during a second stint on loan att A mericans owners to relinquish contro
Americans ol
control PPlayers Warned North is unlikely to be able to
ALAN PARDEW took over as Newcastle’s TTHE English Rugby Union has turn out at least for the start of
new manager, pledging to build on the work AC Milan. ooff the 18-time champions, after it tooo
hhad
ad acquired debts through a leveragedd ddecided to get tough on players the campaign.
of predecessor Chris Hughton and establishh wwho opt to turn out for foreign Scottish Optimism
the club as a Premier League force. Fre
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For ttakeover.
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ssides. After this year’s World Andy Robinson’s string of
The former West Ham and Southamptonn “The Government has said that iitt
manager was hired by the northeast side onn
Twitter Woman w ill encourage the reform of football
will footballl CCup, the only players who will Scottish victories over Aus-
bbe selected for England will be By John Polley tralia, South Africa, Argentina
a 5-1/2-year deal to replace the popular Hugh-- A 22-YEAR-OLD Massachusetts babysitter ggovernance
overnance rules to support the co o-
co-
and Ireland has resulyted in his
who knows nothing about cricket has been
w ooperative
perative ownership of football clubs clubbs tthose who play for English clubs.
ton, who was fired December 6 despite leadingg IIt is an attempt to maximise preparations for contract being extended. There are however
Newcastle back into the Premier League at thee ooffered a trip to go watch a match in Australia bbyy supporters,
pporters, and there is widespread
widespr d
serious worries up north that the Lions’ selec-
bbecause of a mixup over her Twitter name. cconcern
oncern that the current governancee EEngland’s own World Cup in 2015.
first attempt and to a mid-table position. As matters stand, three players would tors may come knocking on his door. How
Hughton’s dismissal stunned Newcastle’ss Ashley Kerekes of Westfield has a Twit- aarrangements
rrangements are not fit-for-purpose,””
tter username of “theashes,” similar to ccommittee
ommittee chairman John Whittingdalee tthus become ineligible for selection: Tom the Scots would love to win the Calcutta Cup
players and angered fans, after the formerr PPalmer and James Haskell (Stade Francais) this year – they haven’t beaten England at
Ireland and Tottenham full back had revived thee iinternational cricket’s most celebrated rivalry ssaid
aid in a statement.
bbetween Australia and England. Cricket fans QUESTIONS aalong with Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon). All are Twickenham since 1983.
team’s fortunes in his 18 months in charge. ccurrently likely to be in the English squad The 2011 Six Nations
Supporters are also believed to be largelyy ffrom around the world bombarded her with The key questions the committee wil willll Championship (home sides first,
m
messages after the 66th Ashes series began ffor this but not the next World Cup. Of that
against the appointment of Pardew, whoo cconsider
onsider are: ttrio Haskell at 25 is in greatest jeopardy. local kick-off times)
has trawled around the lower reaches of thee llast month. She issued a series of polite deni- * Is there too much debt in the profes s-
profes- Round 1
aals before lashing out in all caps that she was SSo too is Danny Cipriani who is in Australia
Premier League and in England’s secondd ssional
ional game? ppreparing for a first Super 15 series with the February 4: Wales v England (19:45)
and third tiers during his 11-year manage-- nnot, in fact a cricket match. * Are there lessons to be learned from m February 5: Italy v Ireland (14:30), France
Of course, cheeky fans then encouraged MMelbourne Rebels.
rial career. ggovernance
overnance models across Britain andd There is a slight problem with this blanket v Scotland (17:00)
oother to follow her. Now she has over 7,600
Blackburn Sack Manager ffollowers and as her “fanbase” grew, her
aabroad,
broad, and from other sports? aapproach and it comes in the shape of Euro- Round 2
* What are the pros and cons of th he
the ppean employment laws. That being the case,
Sam Allardyce aattitude appeared to soften. But, within a few SSupporter
upporter Trust shareholding model? February 12: England v Italy (14:30),
BLACKBURN Rovers last month announcedd ddays, she was inquiring about the rules of the RRob Andrew has given himself a fall-back Scotland v Wales (17:00)
The Premier League said it “rec c-
“rec- pposition, “In exceptional circumstances, we
the firing of manager Sam Allardyce. ccenturies-old game. oognized
gnized the importance of engagingg February 13: Ireland v France (15:00)
Allardyce, 56, was relieved of his dutiess That prompted a campaign on the microb- mmight pick from abroad.” Round 3
iinn these types of inquiries” and plan ns
plans Charlie Hodgson, the Sale and England
along with his assistant Neil McDonald byy llogging website to “gettheashestotheashes” ttoo use its evidence to detail recen recentnt February 26: Italy v Wales (14:30), Eng-
the club’s new owners, the Venky’s Groupp aand Australian airline Qantas then posted fflyhalf, has been sidelined with a broken land v France (17:00)
sstrengthening
trengthening of financial and ownerowner- r- ffoot and might not recover before the Six
from India. tthe following on its Twitter account: “Qantas sship
hip regulations. February 27: Scotland v Ireland (15:00)
Rovers have lost three of their last fivee w
wants to see theashes in Australia. We’ll fly her NNations. Round 4
“It is a welcome opportunity too
games, including a 2-1 defeat by his formerr ffrom New York to Australia for the Ashes!” hhighlight
ighlight the numerous governance de e-
de- Welsh Woes March 12: Italy v France (14:30), Wales
club Bolton on Sunday. Vodafone Australia has since offered to pay vvelopments
elopments in our rule book over recen nt
recent Wales too have picked up a couple of v Ireland (17:00)
“I am very shocked and disappointedd ffor her match tickets. yyears,
ears, as well as enabling us to fram me
frame iinjuries in their preparations for the Six Na- March 13: England v Scotland (15:00)
tthe
he challenges facing the game andd ttions. Lee Byrne, their star fullback has a Round 5
hhow
ow we might appropriately regulatregulatete bbroken thumb. More seriously their brilliant March 19: Scotland v Italy (14:30), Ireland
EXPATRIATES tthem
th hem going forward,” the league saidd
iinn a statement.
wwinger, George North, faces three months v England
oout following surgery on a shoulder injury (17:00), France v Wales (19:45)

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