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Articles from The Birmingham Post (England) (December 21, 2002)

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: 'Tis the season to be wary; Last minute buying, the start of the post-Christmas sales and the party season will see hundreds of thousands hitting the high streets in the next fortnight. But, as Chief Feature Writer Paul Groves discovers, they won't be alone. 1276
: Festive revellers on fine form; CBSO Christmas Crackers Symphony Hall. 239
: Goodbye to all that - the lager lout has had his chips; The archetypal lad is growing up. Phil Gould meets Martin Clunes. 813
: Highlights of an adequate panto; Dick Whittington Malvern Theatre. 274
: Visions of change - and mostly for the better; How would you sum up 2002 in Birmingham in a single image? It is a question Sophie Churchill, director of Birmingham City Pride, put to 150 people. 490
12 days of Christmas: The pipes, the pipes are calling; 11 pipers piping In the 11th of our series looking at the 12 Days of Christmas, Andrew Davies notes what the CBSO's version of pipers are piping over the festive period. 446
Act now to make wearing of seatbelts in coaches compulsory. 379
Advantage West Midlands' strong performance. 300
Airlines welcome ruling on DVT row. 522
Amiable Swede standing between war and peace. 463
Archive: 25 Years Ago. 209
Archive: Birthdays. 206
Archive: On This Day. 231
At Christmas, 20 million will leave themselves open to credit card fraud. 394
Atrocity victims call on leaders for answers. 487
Big draw: City tobacconist lands prestigious cigar merchant of the year award. 190
Big Yin's biography tops bestseller lists. 155
BT worker downloaded child porn. 163
Bush and Blair talk about peace as they plan for war. 347
Business Profile: Now that's what I call a growing business. 1659
Businessman's equality victory over his ex-wife. 422
Cadbury boss will move to brewers. 656
Car raiders jailed for killing father. 451
CATHEDRALS. 234
Cheap policing. 129
Church and state blamed for bomb priest cover-up. 686
City 'bought' to a standstill. 113
City 'out of touch over care home costs'. 393
Coffee Republic is stirred into action. 269
Computer virus writer faces prison for spreading destructive global e-mails. 355
Cricket: Australia still the team to beat on World Cup stage; David Clough looks into his crystal ball to predict a familiar theme to the new cricketing year. 493
Cricket: Christmas cheer for victorious England. 229
Cricket: Collingwood ton rescues England. 1045
Cricket: Going in to bat for England; As Dennis Amiss pads up before heading to the crease for, perhaps, his greatest Test, he tells Brian Halford why and how England will, one day, be great again. 1176
Cricket: Unplayable Tuffey leaves India's batting in ruins. 524
Cyber stalker weeps. 157
Devil in detail of pension Green Paper's proposals; Personal Finance Editor John Cranage sums up reaction to the Government's response to the country's growing pensions crisis, while Work and Pensions Secretary Andrew Smith outlines his proposals. 552
Doctors' dismay at donor sibling ban. 520
Dowding dividend dropped by chief. 515
Ex-stripper leads fight to end lap dance 'slavery' How our twin cities celebrate. 569
Experts question timing of Blairs' decision to buy. 708
Festive fast to help save charity under threat. 365
Fire service report is leaked. 220
Fond farewell: Sir Jimmy signs off from BBC - by decree. 362
Football: Ainsworth on standby as Saddlers bid to halt City slickers; Norwich City v Walsall. 563
Football: All hands to the pumps in Black Cats fight for survival warns Wilkinson; SUNDERLAND VIEW. 628
Football: Bruce targets five more wins for Premiership survival. 649
Football: Clough hails makeshift back line. 153
Football: Downcast Willenhall seek fresh blood; MIDLAND ALLIANCE. 699
Football: Fired-up Broughton skates on thin ice; Wrexham v Kidderminster Harriers. 304
Football: Fit-again duo provide Bruce with more attacking options. 352
Football: Hitzlsperger left to add edge to Villa's attack; Young German is looking to put the Cup loss behind Villa, writes Ged Scott. 523
Football: Keogh draws comfort from Sutton defeat. 417
Football: Kiely keen to keep Morrison at arm's length; CHARLTON VIEW. 539
Football: King set to play on without his banned; NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE. 508
Football: Koumas thriving at higher standard. 701
Football: Lambs preparing to pile on goal power with Collins deal; Dr MARTENS PREMIER. 344
Football: Mullen: No regrets over Bullock deal; Dr MARTENS WESTERN. 263
Football: Olympic ready to maintain standard. 499
Football: Petty loan would be right up Moors street, says Faulkner. 347
Football: Philips eyes new faces. 147
Football: Premier League facing EC fight over 'price-fixing' for television rights. 471
Football: Reds' luck turning, says Thompson. 373
Football: Revenue deal boosts Foxes survival fight; NATIONWIDE NEWS. 331
Football: SHREWSBURY & CHELTENHAM - Shrews out to hamper Pilgrims' progress. 450
Football: Sky Blues boss McAllister turns attention to home front; Coventry City v Derby County. 571
Football: Stam blip no barrier to Sir Alex's plans. 202
Football: Survival goal. 267
Football: Swifts' new star takes the biscuit. 157
Football: Taylor's plea to end away day woes. 659
Football: THE PREMIERSHIP BIRMINGHAM CITY v CHARLTON ATHLETIC: Vaesen's recovery inspires defence. 746
Football: THE PREMIERSHIP: CHELSEA v ASTON VILLA - Ranieri satisfied improved Chelsea are on right road; CHELSEA VIEW. 487
Football: THE PREMIERSHIP: WEST BROMWICH ALBION v SUNDERLAND ,- Megson meets his mentor; Sunderland manager Howard Wilkinson has nothing but praise for his former charge. As Ged Scott discovers, the feeling is mutual. 1004
Football: Villa stars face clear-out. 866
Football: Wolves scent revenge on latest Millwall mission; Millwall v Wolverhampton Wanderers. 586
Galleon is set fair, says Driscoll. 181
Gemini Flowers. 130
German Rolls has credentials of a blue-blooded automotive aristocrat. 796
Giving surveyors' spirits a lift. 1362
GOLF: European Ryder Cup captaincy battle expected to bloom in the spring. 434
Hard times - once more. 1269
Helping people to plan their retirement. 564
Hockey: HOCKEY RULES... OK; Blanks points to promising times Elizabeth Cummins meets one of the driving forces behind the upsurge in fortunes for women's hockey in England. 1168
Honouring local heroes on holiday. 418
ICE HOCKEY: Blaze bid to fire up true title challenge. 271
Israeli opposition unveils compromise plan. 203
Leading Republican quits over race row. 327
Letter: Action as well as words. 85
Letter: No let-up on this tiring saga. 112
Letter: OAPs say: Charity must begin at home. 442
Letter: There must be a better way. 282
Letter: Use it or lose it on road to nowhere? 215
Man who caused chef's death with severe beating jailed for six years. 289
Mice fine for cinema. 85
Midlanders should have hero holiday. 159
Naked truth about sex trade. 683
Perfect gift as stolen art is returned. 436
Perspective: Strand for strand, every silver lining has a dark cloud; The Iron Angle: Birmingham City Council under scrutiny with a slant. 634
Police to give speed cameras to villagers. 313
pounds 40m world-class arts and technology facility moves closer to reality. 219
pounds 5m boost for social services turnaround. 541
Racing: McCoy's class shines through. 935
Racing: Mixed day for Quinn. 259
Racing: Plenty of faith in Holy Orders. 522
Revellers can paint the town red for pounds 39. 184
Robust end despite the double witching. 469
Ron only sings when he's winning with money. 539
RUGBY UNION: Ambitious Chiefs in pursuit of prize scalp. 303
RUGBY UNION: Cup heroes Bath plan glory run to kick-start season; POWERGENCUP. 493
RUGBY UNION: Worcester try taste of future. 636
Sex, vice and a blot on our landscape. 378
Simple steps help beat the burglar. 414
Soros fined pounds 1.4m over insider bank deal. 304
Speculation growing as Hunter increases stake. 453
Striking a seasonal bargain. 870
Tennis: Awesome Hewitt ready to repel Henman's last Wimbledon hurrah; British tennis faces another 12 months in the doldrums as Lleyton Hewitt and the Williams sisters look set to dominate, says Mark Staniforth. 558
Theme for Today. 163
Tourist board boss takes reins at Fired Earth. 272
Transport is costing UK households dear. 162
Unions cautious over deal to build Rover car in India. 356
Virgin Mary's image is set to be shattered. 198
Virgin on track for holiday rail services. 249
Weekend Movie Guide: Currently playing. 1363
Weekend Movie Guide: New Releases. 143
Weekend: A festive feast of images adorn the Christmas post; A snowmen invasion of the USA but a grave shortage of Santa Claus are reported by Harry Hawkes among the world's 2002 Christmas stamps. 668
Weekend: Antiques and collecting: Don't be afraid if you've got it, flaunt it; Looking back to an era of opulence and romance, Richard Edmonds brings a little sparkle to your seasonal celebrations. 1233
Weekend: Basting a beautiful bird; Take the stress out of cooking the centrepiece bird by doing a little forward planning, says Craig Hillsley, and it is guaranteed you won't end up panicking in the kitchen. 1395
Weekend: Be seasonal and stylish at Christmas; Whether it's a traditional look or funky and modern you're after, there are decorations to suit everyone's taste, says Gabrielle Fagan. 959
Weekend: Books: Book Lines. 606
Weekend: Books: Comedian who wore humour like a shield; Tragically I Was An Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook. Edited by William Cook (Century, pounds 17.99). 668
Weekend: Books: For your reference: Last minute Christmas gift books. 1076
Weekend: Books: The Art of Sport - The Best of Reuters Sports Photography. 132
Weekend: Bridge. 385
Weekend: Chess. 490
Weekend: Christmas Story: When Coco lost his magic spark; Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. . . When little Tommy is left disappointed by the news that Coco the Clown can't make his birthday, he decides to launch a hunt in his home town. John Duckers entertains the whole family with his festive fairytale. 2551
Weekend: Halting a holiday hangover. 825
Weekend: Happy Christmas the world over; As Birmingham gears up for the festive celebrations this week, Andrew Davies looks at how our twin cities will be marking the special date - from Chicago to Johannesburg. 2836
Weekend: IT'S A WRAP!; Don't ruin your beautiful Christmas gifts by wrapping them in a hurry. Be inspired and create a package that will look stunning under the tree. Craig Hillsley discovers dazzling ways which won't cost a fortune. 915
Weekend: Rambling: Wonderful legacy of the wool trade. 901
Weekend: The Paul Groves Interview: Helping others to help themselves. 2361
Weekend: Travel: On a roll in an Alpine utopia; With stunning scenery, lively nightlife, excellent pistes and all the creature comforts of a four-star hotel, Jackie Brown finds the Swiss town of Grindelwald an ideal place to ski. 1039
Weekend: Travel: Slope away from the Brit pack; A small town in the French Alps offers an exclusive ski haven with a distinctively European flavour, says Hannah Stephenson. 1043
Weekend: TV Quiz of 2002. 2457
Weekend: WHAT YOUR TREE SAYS ABOUT YOU. 317
Weekend: Why not stuff the turkey this year?; If you're fed up of turkey, then why not swap your traditional Christmas dinner for something a little more adventurous? Caroline Foulkes plugs in the hostess trolley in anticipation. 2285
Wesleyan. 143
What's on cards for festive post? 629

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