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Life beyond the Premier League: He has overseen eigh victories in nine games since he replaced Uwe Rösler as manager

Parliament: The House in brief - Assent for Welfare Act

THE CONTROVERSIAL Welfare Reform and Pensions Act received Royal Assent last night, having survived the biggest Labour rebellion against the Blair Government and a constitutional clash between MPs and peers.

Is Mr Blair foolish enough to try to stop me running for mayor of London?

WHILE SOME of us are trying to ensure that Labour's selection process does not lead to a disaster at the polls next May, the media's angle about the London mayoralty appears to have found its feet. At last, the columnists and pundits have decided that it isn't a question of getting conductors back on the buses, or which funding system is best for London Underground.

Leading Article: The race for London's mayor has descended into farce

THE PANTO season may be approaching but that is no excuse for the farcical state into which the race to become first mayor of London is descending. The decision by the leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party to enter the fray - on behalf of his ginger tom-cat - should be a light-hearted episode in an otherwise serious contest between candidates of the highest calibre for a powerful job. The Loony candidate is fast emerging, however, as one of the more credible of the runners, and his entry reminds us that this race evokes feelings of despair as well as amusement.

LONDON MAYOR: Tories demand Dobson manager resigns

NICK RAYNSFORD, Frank Dobson's manager in the campaign for London mayor, was criticised by the Tories yesterday after he refused to relinquish his role in piloting legislation on the Greater London Authority through the House of Commons.

Right of Reply: Lee Jasper

The director of the 1990 Trust responds to yesterday's report that Labour has few minority candidates for the Greater London Authority

Labour betrays us, say blacks

BLACK GROUPS accused Labour of a "disgraceful betrayal" yesterday after it emerged that just two of the party's candidates for the Greater London Authority are from ethnic minorities.

Tory rivals for mayor named

TORY FRONTRUNNERS Jeffrey Archer and Steven Norris are on a shortlist of eight for the party's candidacy for mayor of London, it was announced last night.

Parliament: Mayoral Race - Phillips attacks Millbank `fixers'

TREVOR PHILLIPS, who is hoping to run for London mayor next year, will todaylaunch an attack on the Government's efforts to get the Health Secretary, Frank Dobson, to stand as Labour's official candidate.

Questions and Answers: Electronic poll

Electronic poll

Question Time: Prescott denies rift over role of local government

JOHN PRESCOTT played down claims of a policy rift with the Prime Minister yesterday, pledging the Government's determination to press ahead with decentralisation.

pounds 2m clear-up bill after City riot

THE LORD Mayor of London, Peter Levene (left) yesterday contacted leading banks and businesses in the Square Mile in an attempt to assure them that Friday's rioting was a one-off.

Livingstone under fire over `racism'

THE RACE to become Labour's candidate for Mayor of London finally burst into life yesterday when the broadcaster Trevor Phillips accused Ken Livingstone of racism.

People & Business: Summer knight

SHERWOOD International, the IT support group, is no stranger to high society, thanks to its Old Etonian marketeer Ross Gow. However, nothing prepared George Matthews, Sherwood's Ulster-born chief executive, for a recent invitation to a summer function hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Lord Levene of Portsoken.

Labour wants Dobson for London mayor

FRANK DOBSON, the Secretary of State for Health, is likely to bow to strong pressure from Tony Blair to become Labour's candidate for mayor of London.

Push-button voting on trial next year

ELECTRONIC VOTING could be introduced to Britain for the first time next year under radical plans announced by the Government yesterday to speed up election results.
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