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Vauxhall to axe 900 jobs

Motor giant Vauxhall is to axe 900 jobs at its UK car factory and cut production, the company announced today.

Doctor 'faked blood tests to show vaccines had worked'

A doctor who ran a private clinic offering single vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella deceived parents into believing their children had been protected from the diseases, a court heard yesterday.

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Britain accused of immigrant purge

THE HOME Office has embarked on a deliberate purge of long-standing African-born residents who have failed to legitimise their immigration status, it was claimed last night.

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: No33 John Motson, Broadcaster

IN APRIL 1952, Charlton Athletic and Chelsea drew 1-1 at The Valley. It was a fairly inconsequential First Division football match, or so it seemed. With hindsight, however, it was an occasion of huge significance, for somewhere in the crowd were a Methodist minister, the Rev William Motson, and his six-year-old son John. It was the youngster's first experience of a football match and the spectacle had a profound effect on him. By the final whistle, young Motty was hooked for life.

Man sues over penis op

A RETIRED BUILDER suffered symptoms akin to shell shock after most of his penis was removed in a routine operation, a court was told yesterday.

Football: A chance to forget the Upson downs

MATTHEW UPSON heard last week that his dream of becoming a regular member of Arsenal's defence had been put on hold.

Football: Bishop's Stortford hindered by an Anglo-Saxon plot

HERE'S A new year quiz question - which football team plays its home matches at Saffron Walden, St Albans, Ware, Dagenham, Borehamwood and Hitchin? The answer is displayed on a new sign, half a mile up our road, pointing off to an industrial estate - Bishop's Stortford FC. Here lies the problem.

Now even the rail timetable is late

THOUSANDS OF train passengers are unable to book their journeys over Christmas and the new year because of the failure of the rail industry to bring out festive schedules in time.

The stealthy advance of a telecoms underdog

DEREGULATION may have thrown Britain's telecommunications market open to competition, but the practicalities of breaking into this multi- billion-pound industry are a good deal more complex than the theory. Competing with the likes of BT and Cable & Wireless generally requires a lot of money, not least for financing the advertising needed to remind customers of a newcomer's arrival.

Girls on top in GCSE leagues

GIRLS' SCHOOLS head the league tables of GCSE results for independent schools, published yesterday.

Market Report: Fragile Footsie rally fails to convince

THE CRASH so confidently predicted in some quarters failed to materialise as Footsie, after a nervous session, managed to recapture some of Friday's lost ground.

Arts: How a slice of Hollywood's feelgood factor helps cure the soul

The Wizard of Oz is therapeutic for children; Rebecca is prescribed for ailing marriages. Pretty Woman can help a girl with boyfriend problems. David Lister talks to Britain's first film therapist.

Girls lead the private schools GCSE table

Girls' schools have again outstripped boys' schools in this year's league table of leading independent schools' GCSE results. Fifteen of the top twenty are girls-only.

At 24, the youngest MP of all

Claire Ward has just won the Watford seat, and at 24 will be the youngest female MP in the new Parliament, although not the most inexperienced. She is already a councillor and Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood, in Hertfordshire, writes Fran Abrams.
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