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Articles from The Birmingham Post (England) (December 20, 2003)

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A Story for Christmas: Alice's 'down under' dinner; As summer went into winter eventually a letter came from Megan. Suddenly Alice realised that Christmas was getting close and remembered her pledge to cook an Australian barbecue. Megan was full of enthusiasm and offered helpful hints. So Alice saved up her pocket money and prepared for the big day. 2033
Adviser's 12 tips for Christmas on putting your finances in order; Katherine Bullock, tax partner and head of private client services at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, puts a financial adviser's slant on the 12 days of Christmas. 1035
Aerial Christmas turn-on. 2038
Anger over soldier who had to give back armour. 535
Answers to the Great TV Quiz. 516
Antiques/collecting: Presents from Christmas past; We are not the first Elizabethans to spend a small fortune on gifts, reveals Richard Edmonds. 1256
Antiques/collecting: Send a 68p greeting to Oz from our rugby heroes; Collecting. 925
Appeal over paparazzi acquittal. 184
Appointments Splash out more on the staff party; Just the Job. 489
Appointments: New loan arranger to meet higher demand. 474
Architects unveil new World Trade Centre. 319
Archive: 100 years ago. 92
Archive: An earl for all seasons; The heroic 15th century Earl of Warwick left no journal -Chris Upton fills in the missing information. 1219
Archive: Anniversaries. 252
Archive: Food Keep your cool over Christmas. 906
Archive: Theme for the day. 163
Asthma linked to jobs say scientists. 369
Beagle noses in for Martian touchdown. 634
Books: Anything goes in his mad world; The Suicide Kit by David L Hayles, Vintage, pounds 6.99. 630
Books: Children's books; Jayne Howarth recommends the latest in children's literature. 291
Books: Classic British comedy still best; British Comedy Greats , Cassell, pounds 20, The Dagenham Dialogues by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Methuen, pounds 6.99, Beyond The Fringe, by Cook, Moore, Bennett and Miller, Methuen, pounds 9.99. 699
Books: Crime isn't as thrilling as it was; Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell Little, Brown pounds 17.99. 371
Books: Icy twist in the tale; Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb, Voyager, pounds 18.99. 308
Bremer survives attack. 145
Briton accused over 'dirty bomb' plot. 377
Campaign to rescue Grand Hotel hots up; I am writing to ask if the Secretary of State will consider spot listing the hotel, which incorporates the magnificent Grosvenor Suite Ballroom Dennis Minnis. 512
Catches cut in compromise; A realistic approach to long-term recovery of cod stocks has been taken Ben Bradshaw. 700
Christmas spirit is not drink. 1073
Churches defiant after terror threats. 173
Clinic brings beauty to boardroom. 310
Company takes action to push through sale. 151
Confidence returning to stock market. 211
Cricket: England let series slip through their fingers; CRICKET: THIRD TEST It is draining when you play back-to-backs --but you have to try and get through them somehow Marcus Trescothick. 902
Cricket: Fleming century puts Kiwis in charge. 347
Dobson confident of making a landmark. 588
Dolphin raid. 87
Drug addict pawned golf clubs given to him to help kick habit. 316
Eastside library plan unveiled. 296
EQUESTRIAN: InBrief. 104
Ex-warder jailed for dealing to prisoner. 251
Extra Duran dates. 120
Family Life: Be prepared for tug of love family festivities; It is the season of goodwill to all. But does that have to include your own family? Lisa Salmon looks at the relative problems of Christmas. 896
Family Life: Do you suffer sofa syndrome?; Thanks to a new exercise routine couch potatoes can get fit without having to leave their comfort zone, discovers Ed Carty. 641
Family Life: Tone up with these moves: the perfect regime for couch potatoes. 256
Fathers fight: Santa-suited dads want equal rights. 313
Flawed game plan. 125
Football: Ball hitch ends Moors move as Faulkner's search goes on. 374
Football: Barrow the boy for 'too quiet' Pitmen; NON-LEAGUE Dr MARTENS PREMIER. 495
Football: Bishop making right moves as Rushall bring on new crop. 394
Football: Blues turn attention to their home front; Blues are relying on the strike partnership of Mikael Forssell and Clinton Morrison to kick-start a home revival, writes Ged Scott. 1064
Football: Busst needs Hands to make it secure for sloppy Robins. 419
Football: Clough gives McMahon time to find fitness; NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE. 407
Football: Cooper ready to defend Ugo bid for recall; VIEWFROM THE RIVERSIDE. 711
Football: Cup win provides Villa's impetus; THE PREMIERSHIP: It is something that has been mentioned a lot but we can't seem to put our finger on why it happens Gareth Barry. 547
Football: Departed Burrows keeps an eye on Studley Vase dream; MIDLAND ALLIANCE. 462
Football: Dowie mulling over Eagles approach; NATIONWIDEFOCUS. 358
Football: From Peckham to simply a plonker; PROFILE Carl Markham charts the highs and lows in the career of Rio Ferdinand. 757
Football: Grabbi exit not a good buy; VIEW FROM EWOOD PARK. 448
Football: Gray reassures loan signings; PREMIERSHIPNEWS. 526
Football: Green backs referee in lights row. 159
Football: Heat is off for Ward after Middle East adventures; DIVISION THREE. 692
Football: Horsfield back in harness and hoping for another chance at game's summit. 1080
Football: Koumas returns to boost Baggies; Gary Megson remains wary despite Albion's impressive away record, reports James Nursey. 777
Football: New Hayward in charge as Sir Jack steps down. 853
Football: Nick Smith in Tamworth's squad. 318
Football: No easing up for Reds, says Brown. 186
Football: Pressure intensifies on defiant Houllier; VIEWFROM ANFIELD. 255
Football: Saddlers will get lift from 'star' clash; FIRSTDIVISION. 540
Football: Time for football to enjoy some traditional fare; Mark Staniforth believes our national game needs to restore some of the old magic. 495
Football: Union boss blast for Ferdinand's 'draconian' ban; REACTION. 915
Football: Villa place trust in Angel. 735
Football: Wenger unsure of Blatter role. 163
Football: Wilkinson booted out of Bucks' festive plan. 320
Football: Wolves need Red dawn to escape trap of history; THE PREMIERSHIP: WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v LIVERPOOL No one is throwing in the towel at Molineux yet, reports Ged Scott. 875
Football: Words of the profit for stars; BUSINESS OF SPORT Sport books are now big business as David Beckham has proved this year. 792
Football: Yeltz get younger as Phillips goes after long-term success; NON-LEAGUEby Dr MARTENS WESTERN. 488
Footsie tipped to hit 4500 by New Year. 225
Fruitful Europe helps Fyffes predict plenty. 204
Funding change is pounds 50m blow to police. 397
Gaddafi will surrender Libya's WMP. 564
Game plan of a commando Christmas shopper; Christmas lists can prove a minefield to the uninitiated as intrepid present hunter Paul Groves is discovering to his cost. 816
Game, set -it's your move; Batteries aren't included and they don't involve sitting on your own in the corner of the room -everyone can play a part. Chief Feature Writer Paul Groves looks at why traditional family games will be all the rage again this Christmas. 1535
Giant TV Quiz of 2003; How much of the year's television do you remember? Test your 2003 TV knowledge with this quiz compiled by Moira Martingale. 2203
GOLF: InBrief. 178
Grand must stay. 211
Guards 'catch spectre' on security camera; Palace spook: Ghostly goings on at historic royal house. 348
Hayward dynasty keeps reins at Wolves. 335
Herbal brew ban puzzles actress. 452
Howard commends troops for their work. 349
ICE HOCKEY: Carpenter returns as Blaze look to scorch up league. 362
Illegal CD operation uncovered during raid. 250
Images 'meant to break Arab spirit'. 332
IMI looks to improve profits; Whilst not uniform across all our businesses, there are signs of a modest improvement in underlying end markets IMI statement. 573
Immigrant jailed for airport hoax claim. 386
Jackson charges 'driven by revenge'. 943
Jewellery worker jailed for thefts. 170
Leading private bank ready to expand with second site. 258
Letter: Footpath not yet approved. 159
Letter: Runway ruling will bring years of blight. 504
Letter: Why should aviation be exception to rule? 373
Libya will give up weapons of mass destruction. 506
MacLellan looks forward to secure future with Attlaw. 211
Man escapes jail after keeping bomb-making equipment at home. 382
Misleading bond offer costs advice group pounds 165,000. 265
MOTORSPORT: Fast track to stardom for rally aces; Brian Dick on an initiative to find the next generation of British speed kings. 592
MP wants to hear from residents over Metro expansion. 293
MPs join fight for British train jobs. 229
Nazi wreck triggers poison alert. 203
Nilsen loses fight to tell his life story. 373
No more smoking barrels for hard man Vinnie. 387
Ozzy's family to reunite. 284
Pensioner who hated insects died trying to kill spider on wall. 227
PERSPECTIVE: Ringing the festive changes; Tradition and nostalgia are part of the joy of Christmas. But how much of the way we celebrate has changed over the decades and how much is the same? Doris Carr and her daughter and grand-daughter tell Jo Ind about their Christmases through the years. 1280
Pioneering knee surgery could save NHS millions. 753
Policeman on murder charge. 107
pounds 17m for software firm. 219
Price to be paid for liberal approach. 333
Punch sells off 252 of its pubs. 99
Racing: Knight undecided about Best Mate's King George date. 842
Racing: No Rigmarole for Nicholls. 947
Racing: Pipe's hopes up in smoke. 535
Rambling Step out for a walk on the high side. 1007
Region's children have some of the healthiest teeth in the country. 241
Review: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. 275
Review: Bestsellers. 161
Review: Jazz CDs. 1186
Review: Keys to the kingdom of soul. 493
Review: Madness NEC Jazz CDs. 278
Review: Mark-Anthony Turnage CD. 224
Review: Moving so effortlessly beyond prodigy status; Sibelius, Khachaturian: Violin Concertos -Sergey Khachatryan/Sinfonia Varsovia (naive V 4959). 229
Review: The Wright Brothers by Ian Mackersey, Little, Brown, pounds 20. 350
Review: You Couldn't Make It Up by Jack Crossley, John Blake Publishing, pounds 6.99. 308
Rio appeals against ban. 137
Riot police ordered to stop newspaper. 386
RMC cements UK success; The Rugby cement plant has continued to deliver consistent production at design capacity RMC spokesman. 562
Rolls wins US deal. 160
Rugby Union: British Lions sound out Woodward to take reins for 2005 tour. 508
Rugby Union: Glory-hunting All Blacks seek Henry's inspiration. 570
RUGBY UNION: Local heroes in a league of their own. 666
RUGBY UNION: Richards says absent friends will not lessen old rivalries; ZURICH PREMIERSHIP. 439
Rugby Union: Young guns urged to show mettle. 850
Sars carrier ignored disease to avoid disgrace. 220
Schwarzenegger acts to terminate financial crisis. 279
Snow joke! EU to ban white Xmas. 151
Soldier had to give back vital armour. 623
Soldier jailed for pickaxe attack. 317
Speedy way to the costly premiums. 191
Stop-gap boss stays at helm of city showcase. 598
Teachers bottom of class at politics. 302
TENNIS: Wimbledon set to go for the roof. 468
The Busines Profile: Girl in the party business; Emma Brady meets one of the busiest party girls in Birmingham -Tessa Gee -whose business revolves around the city's burgeoning social scene I couldn't believe it when I was put in the firm's fashion department, helping organise shoots, contacting stylists, returning clothes and running around after models. It may sound like dogsbody work but I loved every minute of it. 1571
The Iron Angle: The survivor of the year (for once) is not Sir Albert. 609
THE WEEK'S REVIEW. 950
Three jailed for life after gangland execution. 389
Top policeman wins apology from newspaper over drugs allegation. 368
Toy story: Brokers give homeless children gifts. 127
Trailer beast jailed for grandma kidnap. 100
Travel: How to have a regally nice time; Phil Brown lives like royalty for a weekend as he tours the beautiful Cotswolds and stays in two fabulous hotels. 1201
Travel: Passport to travel. 1254
Travelling money. 87
Turkish truck bomb suspect held by police. 217
U-turn saves two fire stations. 169
US court decision is blow to Bush. 241
User friendly pensions win consumer backing; There are key concerns within business about how the proposals will work in practice, including those schemes efficiently run having to effectively bail out the inefficient Ted Clack Prudential. 615
Viscount speaks of mother's 'uplifting' final weeks. 215
Week in pictures. 138
West Brom score 15 as society bid for the top 5. 254
What a card: Season's greetings with some corporate spin. 311
Why can't Birmingham fill these top positions? 412
Workers face bleak Christmas after bank row. 457

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