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Articles from The Birmingham Post (England) (March 29, 2008)

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'Enhancing' the last few years of life; PERSONAL FINANCE. 731
A huge relief to tenant farmers; RURAL LIVING Tenant farmers in Staffordshire are celebrating a county council u-turn over plans to sell off vast tracts of land, reports RICHARD MCCOMB. 984
Actress granted restraining order; COURTS. 168
AGENDA: 'Don't give the oxygen of publicity to the extremists' Today Birmingham will host a celebration of the best of Muslim writers. It's an opportunity to communicate the virtues of British Muslims, says Junaid Bhatti, Baron of Ballencrieff. 1099
AGENDA: Biased reporting, read all about it! 695
AGENDA: REFLECTIONS. 310
Animal activists will highlight Grand National 'cruelty'. 249
Athletics: Kenney's success causes conflict in world of futures; Brian Dick on the compromises to her social life that Laura Kenney is only too happy to make. 727
BA leading the fallers; BRITAIN. 508
Baby catches bug from pet snake; HEALTH. 150
Band of brothers still rockin' after 50 years; MAIN FEATURE SALLY HOBAN meets the Rayvons, one of the longest surviving bands with all original members in the country. 2010
Beautiful and easy-to-please perennials; GARDENING. 574
Big day with a difference. 524
Big toughie - but such a smooth operator; JOHN SCANTLEBURY test drives the new Land Rover Discovery and enjoys its oh-so-British cool. 852
Birmingham Opera in the running for top accolade. 585
Blooming lovely in Moseley; GARDENING Just who transforms otherwise plain villages and towns ready for the Britain in Bloom competitions? If it is not the local authorities it is a team of dedicated volunteers. STEPHANIE SILK reports from the floral frontline about Moseley's bid for glory. 759
Bomber pilot to pay his respects; MEMORIAL. 174
BOOKS: Devil is in the detail of these historical crime capers; MIKE RIPLEY'S CRIME FILE. 654
BOOKS: Here are the beautiful ones; A beautiful new book portrays America's artiest city in pictures. ANDREW COWEN is hooked. 536
BOOKS: Victorians and a world of fairies; Fairies in Victorian Art by Christopher Wood (Antique Collector's Club. pounds 25. Reviewed by RICHARD EDMONDS. 658
Boro add to options; BLUE SQUARE NORTH. 233
Bringing history alive for 21st century children; A dedication to research has paid off for novelist Paul Dows well as his sea-faring adventure stories bring history alive for children. SALLY HOBAN went to meet him PROFILE. 1844
Brits don't like children much, says US report. 328
Broker becomes a target; STOCKBROKING. 300
Brown gives Money extra scope in race for play-offs; LEAGUE ONE: SOUTHEND UNITED v WALSALL (Roots Hall, today, 3pm). 529
Buckinghamshire folk the happiest in the country. 165
Burglar breaks into Downing Street with fake ID. 534
Car insurance changes rake in millions; PERSONAL FINANCE. 273
Caskey remaining ever the Lion-hearted; BRITISH GAS BUSINESS PREMIER. 905
Celebration of life after death; BOOK REVIEW The Book of Football Obituaries By Ivan Ponting Know The Score Books 4sportsbooks.co.uk price: pounds 11.87 saving 34 per cent on rrp. 447
Centrica boss on pounds 1.9m but 2,000 laid off. 513
Coleman still seething over Eastwood; COVENTRY CITY v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (Ricoh Arena, today, 3pm). 617
Collecting Diary; ANTIQUES & COLLECTING. 635
Consumer confidence slump thanks to US recession fears; ECONOMICS. 486
Cool Grove steps into breach for lowly Bees; RUGBY UNION: NATIONAL DIVISION ONE Youngsters put on spot in local derby at crucial phase of season. 720
Coventry grit means no favours for neighbours. 568
Cricket: Players set for PCA talks. 337
Cricket: Sehwag makes history. 405
Customers get raw deal from 'packages' PERSONAL FINANCE. 92
Cycling: More gold for Romero's bedtime. 580
Dairy Crest is set to spread pain of costs; FOOD. 391
Darby acts to halt slide; BRITISH GAS BUSINESS PREMIER. 228
Dead man was a drugs mule; POLICE. 122
DID YOU KNOW? 156
DVD REVIEWS: Arresting tale of obsession and betrayal. 849
Electrical firm flies in face of tough markets; ENGINEERING. 161
Enterprise raises a glass to the prospect of REIT status; PUBS. 338
Ethical stance doesn't mean investments are no good; PERSONAL FINANCE. 342
Football: George Gillett. 225
Football: Glassboys in the mix as play-offs race hots up. 470
Football: O'Neill irked by loss of Gardner; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: MANCHESTER UNITED v ASTON VILLA (Old Trafford, today, 5.15pm). 1092
Football: Stunned Romulus planning to hold late-season tribute to tragic Jamahl; BRITISH GAS BUSINESS MIDLANDS. 672
Football: White knights may be clubs' only saviours as credit crunch grows; BUSINESS OF SPORT. 828
From pirate to Poppy; A regular face in Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, Naomie Harris tells SARAH O'MEARA she likes to keep her feet on the ground TV & RADIO. 1090
Giggles amuse radio listeners; BROADCASTING. 139
Golf: Three-putt last-hole slip wounds Westwood. 902
Help is at hand to soothe new capital gains flat rate; PERSONAL FINANCE. 956
Historic pub blaze; FIRE. 109
History against O'Neill's men amid preparations to repel red tide; SPREAD BETTING SPREADEX. 795
Hockey: Ramsden returns as Cannock seek last-chance Euro option. 450
Hodgson sees off leaders Bath; PREMIERSHIP. 121
House prices continue to fall as buyers feel pinch; HOUSE PRICES. 829
INTERNATIONAL: Chihuahuas prompt fury; MEXICO. 92
INTERNATIONAL: Children are bearing the brunt of Mugabe's madness. 372
INTERNATIONAL: China moves to curb surging food prices ahead of Olympic Games. 511
INTERNATIONAL: Dutch politician's film criticises Islam; HOLLAND. 170
INTERNATIONAL: EC backs down in mozarella row; ITALY. 204
INTERNATIONAL: Governor's vow despite charges; PUERTO RICO. 126
INTERNATIONAL: Hong Kong democracy campaigner retires. 201
INTERNATIONAL: Iraqi deadline for halt to violence extended a week. 565
INTERNATIONAL: Microwave dad 'loves his baby'. 99
INTERNATIONAL: Teen victim's body flown home. 149
Iraqi oil flowing again to ease rocketing fuel prices; CRUDE. 292
It's feast time in Tipton - Caribbean style; FOOD& DRINK A taste of the Caribbean. . . in Tipton. RICHARD McCOMB talks, and eats, with Jamaican super cook Veda Sampson. 1864
Largest power supplier deal; ENERGY. 146
Letter: A terminal lack of leadership. 151
Letter: Are we really so weak and snivelling? 498
Letter: It is a question of space. 101
Letter: Little action from our regional ministers. 406
Letter: Taking the advice of Sir Humphrey. 143
Letter: The enemy of science. 210
Look for ISAs paying 5pc; PERSONAL FINANCE. 186
McCarthy standing his ground; COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP: CHARLTON ATHLETIC v WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (The Valley, today, 5.20pm). 648
Men from the north will provide acid test for Reds; BLUE SQUARE NORTH. 476
Midlands will be medical powerhouse. 516
Mills ready to show door to his under-performers. 491
Mortgage hunters should strike while the iron is hot; PERSONAL FINANCE. 1028
Motor Racing: Neal races into shape as new team delivers some fresh challenges; MOTORSPORT: BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP. 689
Motor Racing: Portlock ready to take wheel; MOTORSPORT: RALLYING. 684
Motor Racing: SEAT in race proves timely for Jones. 654
MOTORING: Beamer 1 takes its top off. 271
MOTORING: Broken brakes; In the news. 125
MOTORING: Hammered; In the news. 116
MOTORING: Mechanics milestone; In the news. 88
MOTORING: Smaller footprints; In the news. 118
Mowbray is satisfied with progress of grand plan. 490
Muslim writers recognised by Jackson Five star. 354
NATURE WATCH; GARDENING. 471
Odds favour Blues if they can net opening goal; ODDS & EVENS BETRESCUE.com. 549
ON THIS DAY. 196
Online bank accounts offer better deals; PERSONAL FINANCE. 201
Over 60 town hall bosses make it to the pounds 100,000 club. 687
Pensioners are hit harder by rising inflation; PERSONAL FINANCE. 108
Points to prove after Moseley voice 'honestly-held' opinions. 550
POLITICS: Boris pledges new approach; LONDON. 128
POLITICS: Cameron calls for state to intervene in the economy. 683
POLITICS: FSA to get special powers after HBOS rumours scandal. 352
POLITICS: Local results boost Brown; BY-ELECTIONS. 121
POLITICS: MP expenses case will cost pounds 100,000. 129
POLITICS: Presenter will carry torch. 197
POLITICS: Straw lets terrorists out; JUSTICE. 203
POLITICS: Strike will hit FA Cup semi weekend. 131
POLITICS: Worst Great Western escapes Government fine. 265
Post correspondent caught in the chaos. 190
pounds 40m win boosts figures for firm; JARVIS. 92
Presbyterian streak would suit Mitchell. 562
Professional services win good profits for Christie; SOFTWARE. Financial report 496
Profit warning raises concern; USA. 278
Property key to Nikkei rise; JAPAN. 512
Punch pulls out of M & B merger. 162
Quiggin stays bullish despite Sutton stumble. 459
Quiz of the Day. 170
RSPCA 'trespassed on life' of sacred cow. 340
Ruddock expecting more of the same from his reborn Warriors. 467
Second disastrous day sees more misery at T5. 642
Showpiece augmenting players' will; COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP: WEST BROMWICH ALBION v COLCHESTER UNITED (The Hawthorns, today, 3pm). 745
SNOOKER. 146
St Modwen outlook set to slow this year; PROPERTY. 322
Sucker Punch for M&B as merger is off; LEISURE. 610
Take a walk through history of the city. City overview 156
Teenager killed over a tenner. 721
Thank crunch for Footsie bottoming to 30-year lows; MARKETS. 741
The advert that sparked a nationwide debate about Phil Collins. 210
THE BIRMINGHAM POST: Average Britain. 110
THE BIRMINGHAM POST: Councils must curb anti-social drunkenness. 405
THE BIRMINGHAM POST: Value for money. 318
The entrepreneur with a green idea we could all warm to . . . BUSINESS PROFILE In 1965 at the age of 16 he was an apprentice electrical engineer in the small fishing and shipbuilding Scottish town of Buckie by the Moray Firth. Today Brian Davidson runs an award-winning West Midland firm providing geothermal heating and cooling systems that could play a pivotal role in a green future for Britain. Ross Reyburn spoke to him about his career. 1608
Three matches to showcase leading players; LACROSSE. 234
Ticket anarchy; CELEBRITY. 99
Tintin role; CELEBRITY. 112
Tiny masterpieces that prove hugely popular; SALLY HOBAN discovers small is beautiful at the National Miniatura Show ANTIQUES & COLLECTING. 934
TRAVEL: Journey to the heart of Portugal and the hidden villages; The Portuguese put the flags out when ALISON JONES took a trip to the Beiras region. Though it was just a happy coincidence, she did find a warm welcome in the hillsides. 1654
TRAVEL: Lights, camera, action on the trail of adventure; PAUL COLE reports of on a feast of new exhibitions taking in Bond, Dr Who, The Beatles and more . . . 875
TRAVEL: More choice for single parent holidays. 226
TRAVEL: My mammoth charity cycle ride to say 'thank you'. 543
TRAVEL: Springtime last minute travel. 321
True story of medieval England - in microcosm; The appeal of court rolls to a medieval historian is that they are the closest one can get to the real life of the Middle Ages. And Halesowen has one of the best records in the West Midlands, discovers CHRIS UPTON LOCAL HISTORY. 1385
TV FILMS OF THE WEEK; TV & RADIO. 687
TV PICKS OF THE WEEK; TV & RADIO. 601
Two spoons and a bottle... 1242
UK growth is set to stall, say analysts; ECONOMY. 266
Villa must nullify the world's 'greatest player'. 926
Wagon rolls into contracts; AUTOMOTIVE. 287
Watamu can make up for Lincoln disappointment at Kempton. 425
WEB LIFE. 84
Win a limited edition DVD of this new classic western. 263
Woman loses fight over BT charges. 348
Worcester May day. 198
Yates buoyed by blend in attack and tight defence; BLUE SQUARE PREMIER. 397
YouTube boy fighters are safe and well, say Sussex Police. 243
Zarate's creativity can soften McFadden blow; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE: BIRMINGHAM CITY v MANCHESTER CITY (St Andrew's, today, 3pm). 976

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