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From .God to .xxxsex and religion domain names to be discussed

By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor 700AM GMT 10 March 2010

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The physique that decides on the accessibility of new web addresses will recur the box for permitting .xxx on Friday in Nairobi. Although the suffix, directed at adult websites, had formerly been approved, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), topsy-turvy that preference in 2007 after a accordant lobbying debate from regressive groups in America. Now the make a difference is being revisited, however, after a successive eccentric examination resolved that the preference was unfair.

ICM Registry, a association that sells domain names and is campaigning for .xxx to be done available, has pronounced that it hopes to be charity the appendix for sale by the finish of the year. The goal is that adult sites would foster .xxx, but in use there would be no approach to extent them to it.

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The .God domain name has additionally been controversial, and last year the Vatican called on Icann to keep sacrament and the internet fixing systems separate. The Pope was reported to fright that particular organisations competence steal total domains such as .catholic or .islam. Two organisations are additionally campaigning for carry out of the .gay domain name.

The preference on what Icann calls "Generic Top Level Domain Names", however, is doubtful to be done but conference between Icann members, that equates to it could take a little months prior to a last outcome is reached.

Millions will have to wait until 4pm for post

By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor 1100PM GMT 09 March 2010

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Under the conditions of a new 3 year Royal Mail compensate deal, that has been criticised for permitting postmen to get paid some-more for operative less, letters and parcels will be delivered one hour after - 3pm in towns and cities and 4pm in the countryside.

Currently, the ultimate the post should be delivered is 2pm in towns and cities, and 3pm in farming areas.

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The new, even after deliveries were criticised by politicians and campaigners last night, with a small suggesting that "the householder and the small office worker operative from home is profitable the cost of this assent deal".

The 80 page "national agreement" in between the Royal Mail and the unions additionally allows for tens of thousands of postmen to begin work an hour after at 7am, to safeguard that postmen are not operative any additional hours to finish their rounds.

Separately, householders could additionally be deluged by a snowstorm of junk mail after the dual sides concluded plans to enhance the volume of junk mail that postmen can deliver.

Last night close to the Communication Workers Union claimed the officials had against the shift to the smoothness times during the dual month traffic that resulted in the agreement, but insisted that Royal Mail bosses had forced them by the negotiations.

A CWU orator pronounced "We dont hold this will urge the service. The CWU would similar to to see a commercial operation use that guarantees mail arrive prior to twelve oclock."

The changes are expected to come in to force from the center of subsequent month after they have been rubber-stamped by a list of 121,000 CWU members.

Campaigners and politicians criticised Royal Mail and the CWU for the after smoothness times, insisting that small firms quite would humour as a result.

Stephen Alambritis, orator for the Federation of Small Businesses, pronounced that delivering mail is a "day lost since there is really small time to action on requests, invoices or payments. This is only not great enough.

"It looks similar to the householder and the small office worker operative from home is profitable the cost of this assent deal."

Jonathan Djanogly, the Conservatives" commercial operation spokesman, pronounced "I am really endangered to see that the conditions of the agreement yield for mail to be delivered up to an hour later.

"This could have a really critical stroke on small businesses, and I would have thought that such a offer should be consulted on."

Nigel Woods, postal consultant at the watchdog Consumer Focus, pronounced there should be an review to see if small firms will be really bad affected.

He pronounced "While after last deliveries will have small disproportion to people who are out all day, it will stroke on commercial operation who rely on timely deliveries such as small businesses.

"The regulator contingency take a great see at how these changes will affect all Royal Mails commercial operation prior to creation a preference on a shift of smoothness times."

The Governments own farming watchdog the Commission for Rural Communities additionally voiced concerns that after deliveries could repairs small firms. A orator pronounced "Later postal deliveries in farming areas would not be beneficial to farming businesses.

"We are already wakeful of concerns about stream smoothness times in farming areas, creation it formidable for businesses to routine orders perceived by post, for example.

"It would be beneficial to know if any changes to smoothness arrangements would be offset by improvements to alternative tools of the use such as improved trustworthiness of delivery."

Royal Mail forked out that the agreement with the CWU additionally settled obviously that the immeasurable infancy of letters and parcels were finished by 2.30 in the afternoon.

Later smoothness times were required since a small remote addresses were miles from their nearest mail centre, a association source said.

A Royal Mail orator pronounced "Under the agreement with the CWU - that was corroborated unanimously by the CWU care - the strenuous infancy of people will go on to get their mail delivered by 2pm, as happens at present."

A Department for Business orator pronounced "The timings of deliveries are for Royal Mail to decide, but the agreement sets out that the immeasurable infancy of deliveries will be finished at around the same time as they are currently."

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni affair rumours sweep France

1255AM GMT 10 March 2010

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Speculation that she had a close attribute with a musician initial appeared on Twitter, the amicable networking site, and was relayed on alternative websites, together with that of Le Journal du Dimanche, the reputable newspaper.

Several "tweets" referred to that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy had turn closely concerned with an award-winning singer, Benjamin Biolay.

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It was reported that the span had been close friends for most years - Mr Biolay contributed to her manuscript in 2008 - and that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy stayed with him at his prosaic in Paris.

It was additionally referred to that President Sarkozy had sought "comfort" from his ecology minister, Chantal Jouanno, 40, who is tied together and a karate champion.

The Journal du Dimanche reported that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy and Mr Biolay went to Thailand a couple of weeks ago for a legal holiday that was cut short when the boss called her behind to Paris.

On television, the rolling headlines channel i-tele alluded to the conjecture when a presenter remarked that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy was the initial to honour Mr Biolay on new awards, and wondered either Mr Sarkozy had found the time to honour Mrs Jouanno on her karate win.

A orator for Mrs Jouanno pronounced she was "scandalised by this rumour" and was rebuilt to aspire to legally any "slanderous comments". The Elyse declined to comment.

Jason Queally hoping for return to the track for London 2012 Olympic Games, aged 42

By Brendan Gallagher 700AM GMT 10 March 2010

Jason Queally anticipating for lapse to the lane for London 2012 Olympic Games, elderly 42 London job Jason Queally can still competition at the tip level, pronounced head manager Shane Sutton Photo PA

Queally, 40 in May, effectively late from rival lane racing in 2008 after he narrowly unsuccessful to have the Team GB patrol for the Beijing Games and has not prolonged ago been concentrating his rival instincts on guidance how to be a "pacer" for Britain"s challenging Paralympics squad.

Back in the chosen sourroundings of Team GB at Manchester Velodrome, a loose Queally has been rolling behind the years in precision and display such extraordinary form, generally during prolonged highway rides with the GB Endurance patrol - that he has been rewarded with a call up in to the group office precision patrol scheming for the Track Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen after this month.

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With Britain quiescent to roving but Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins who are concentrating on the highway with their new Team Sky employers, places are up for grabs and Queally has done the last patrol of 6 - along with Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant, Andy Fenn, Stephen Burke and Ben Swift - that will be pruned behind to five on Wednesday in Manchester after an afternoon of contrast and analysis.

"Its good to see Jason back," pronounced head manager Shane Sutton.

"I regularly discuss it the lads you are a prolonged time working. Stay on that bike as prolonged as you can get afar with it. The list or riders who late as well early is endless. Listen, Lance Armstrong was darned nearby 38 last Jul when he accomplished third in the Tour de France. When it comes to continuation events, age is not such a outrageous factor.

"Jason is a unusual contestant and I meant that in the ubiquitous sense, whatever competition or fortify he concentrates on he will flattering shortly master. He has such a good engine I am not astounded to see him commencement to surpass at the continuation finish of lane cycling.

"A lot of good kilo riders have that continuation component as piece of their make-up. He is operative tough on the technical aspects of the group office and guidance really quickly.

"Jason has got his eyes set on London 2012 - that is his main design - but he has been display such good form since returning that he is already right there in the brew for the group office in the Worlds in Denmark. He is a good change in the squad, an iconic supplement and figure who commands respect, knows the competition retrograde and gets the younger lads geed up in training."

Elsewhere at Manchester on Wednesday there will be no entertain asked or since in a array of ride-offs and tests to establish the have up of the mens scurry group with five riders all going unusually well in precision - Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Ross Edgar, Matt Crampton and David Daniell.

Hoy, who posted a sub-10 second float in the drifting 200 metre at the Revolution assembly last month, would crop up a shoe-in but the design is serve difficult by the non accessibility of Jamie Staff who has a behind injury. Jason Kenny is probably lucky to take Staff"s critical lead-out purpose and Hoy is similarly happy as man dual or 3 so Edgar, Crampton and Daniell would crop up sealed in to a quarrel for the last mark in what could be the showpiece competition of the Worlds with reigning champions France and Germany in enormous form this season.

The inclusion of the Omnium at the London Games creates preference for this year"s Worlds engaging with Clancy, Burke and the evergreen Chris Newton underneath care for Copenhagen, nonetheless come 2012 Team GB will goal that Geraint Thomas and Mark Cavendish will additionally be in the frame.

Among the women, Victoria Pendleton has been in excellent early deteriorate form and the usually issue is either she competes in the 500m time-trial as well as her 3 dilettante events - the sprint, group scurry and keirin. The Olympic scurry hold up took on all 4 events at last year"s World championships in Poland, that was probably one as well many.

The womens group office patrol - reigning universe champions - again looks clever nonetheless Lizzie Armitstead"s precision was interrupted by a complicated pile-up and afterwards illness. This will turn an Olympic eventuality in London and the turn of opening has been rocketing in new championships and World Cups and Great Britain will have to be a full gimlet to keep their pretension in Copenhagen.

US hid waterboarding of 9/11 accused, says former MI5 chief

By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent 705AM GMT 10 Mar 2010

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Baroness Manningham-Buller pronounced she usually detected that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been waterboarded 183 times when the US Justice Department expelled a memo last year and it was reported in the press.

She additionally pronounced that MI5 had protested to the Americans about their diagnosis of detainees at one theatre but declined to go in to details.

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Speaking during a subject and answer eventuality following a harangue at the House of Lords, she additionally insisted that woe could never be fit even if it saved lives.

It is misleading possibly the report upheld to the British was acquired by woe but creates transparent that MI5 possibly did not ask or was not told how prisoners were being treated with colour by the Americans.

Lady Manningham-Buller pronounced the US that had been "very penetrating to disguise from us what was happening".

She combined "The Americans were really penetrating that people similar to us did not find what they were doing."

In a harangue at an eventuality organized by the Mile End Group, she pronounced she had wondered, in 2002 and 2003, how the US had been means to supply the UK with comprehension from Mohammed.

"I pronounced to my staff, "Why is he talking?" since the experience of Irish prisoners, Irish terrorists, was that they never pronounced anything," she said.

"They said, well, the Americans contend he is really unapproachable of his achievements when questioned about it.

"It wasn"t essentially until after I late that I examination that, in fact, he had been waterboarded 160 times."

It comes forward of the publication, after this month, of new discipline since to security and comprehension officers on interrogation.

However the former regulations will not be suggested underneath that both MI5 and MI6 have been indicted of being complicit in the indignity of prisoners such as Binyam Mohamed, the former Guantanamo detainee.

CIA officers have claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was not co-operating until he was waterboarded at a tip trickery in Poland nearby Szymany Airport, about 100 miles north of Warsaw.

He has confessed to a formulation a array of plots, creation him one of the worlds majority inclusive and dangerous terrorists.

In 2003 he was operative on a tract to steal aircraft and pile-up them in to Heathrow airport, Big Ben and Canary Wharf when he was prisoner in Mar at a residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Behind sealed doors at a conflicting standing examination at Guantanamo Bay in 2007 Mohammed released a matter in that he confessed to impasse in 31 apart plots, adding "I was obliged for the 9/11 Operation from A to Z."

Among the plots with British links were that of British shoe-bomber Rich Reid in Dec 2001, the execution of the publisher Daniel Pearl for that the Briton Omar Saeed Sheikh was found guilty, and the lorry bombing of the British consulate and HSBC bank in Istanbul in Nov 2003 that killed 60 people, together with the British consul, Roger Short.

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Ban for internet providers failing to block child sex sites

By Ben Leach 724AM GMT 10 March 2010

Ashleigh Hall, 17, was raped and murdered after assembly her torpedo online Ashleigh Hall, 17, was raped and murdered after assembly her torpedo online Photo PA

The anathema was voiced by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and comes among flourishing regard over the exploitation of the internet by sex offenders.

The OGC sent an "action note" to all supervision departments revelation them to usually understanding with contractors who concluded to retard a list of sites well known to lift violent images, according to The Times.

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The list, that is updated twice daily, contains in between 500 and 800 websites and is confirmed by the internet Watch Foundation.

Facebook, the amicable networking website, has been cursed for refusing to exercise the central paedophile rapt button.

The Home Secretary and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) criticised the site for the decision.

It follows the self-assurance of 33-year-old Peter Chapman for the attempted murder of Ashleigh Hall.

Chapman acted as a teen on Facebook to husband Miss Hall, 17, prior to raping and murdering her.

The rapt symbol allows immature kids who fright they are being targeted to hit CEOP without delay and allows their complaints to be investigated by the police.

Jim Gamble, the arch senior manager of CEOP, pronounced there were 115 reports of questionable wake up on Facebook last year.

"Offenders have already seen the full force of what can be completed when immature kids click on the symbol and have a report," he said.

"Social networking providers need to step up to the plate."

Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, told the Daily Mail "Hundreds of websites are already sealed up to CEOP"s inform abuse symbol that enables immature people to find assistance if they think they are in risk online.

"I don"t see any great reason because vital sites wouldn"t wish to suggest the same choice to assistance strengthen younger users.

"That is because I wish Facebook and alternative providers of sites who haven"t sealed up nonetheless to do so."

Facebook claims it has the own notice system, and that together with the ClickCEOP be scared symbol as well would turn confusing.

It says the staff would rapt the military if a kid complained of being groomed.

A orator pronounced "The reserve of Facebook users is the tip priority. We have stating buttons on each page of the site and go on to deposit heavily in formulating the majority strong stating complement to await the 400 million users."

Love Never Dies, review

By Charles Spencer 1158PM GMT 09 Mar 2010

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I contingency confess I attended Andrew Lloyd Webbers long-awaited supplement to his world-conquering Phantom of the Opera with a grade of trepidation. Sequels mostly infer dim shadows of the strange work that desirous them, and route a sarcastic smell of the opportunistic cash-in. More ominously still, majority of Lloyd Webbers majority regretful admirers crop up to have incited opposite the new show.

I have perceived mad emails from fans or, as they impression themselves, "Phans" of the strange Phantom of the Opera, still using in the West End some-more than twenty-three years after it initial opened, revelation me that the new square is a travesty.

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And there is no disbelief that Love Never Dies seems similar to a vestige of an additional age. Gloomy-doomy, mostly through-sung musicals similar to this have in new years been superseded in open love by a acquire lapse to low-pitched humerous entertainment in such shows as Hairspray, Sister Act and the ultimate hit, Legally Blonde. In the surrounded by of a recession, will audiences flare out tip dollar for two-and-a half hours of dim Gothic imaginings, working passion, and in the last scene, remarkable aroused death?

I havent got the answer to that, and usually time will tell. What I have no disbelief about whatever is that this is Lloyd Webbers excellent show given the strange Phantom, with a measure sanctified with well vivid melodies and a emotional romanticism that sent shivers racing down my spine.

There is something personal about Lloyd Webbers attribute with the Phantom, as if in the impression of the tortured and misshapen composer he is opposed something of his own middle darkness. The impression competence only be a terrifying self-portrait, unresolved in the integument of his imagination.

Just as importantly, Jack OBriens production, that follows the story of the Phantom to the white-knuckle rides and the boardwalk of Coney Island in the early years of the 20th century, seems wholly in balance with Lloyd Webbers vision, conjuring a universe of splendid electric lights and dim shadows, dancing girls and unusual freaks, unbuttoned hedonism and hearts that have incited putrid or toxic with possessiveness and hatred.

Our soprano heroine, Christine, has been summoned by a puzzling impresario to sing at his new entertainment park. Sure enough, her employer turns out to be the Phantom and the big exhibit of the initial movement is that he and Christine common a night of passion in Paris ten years earlier, conjured up in a song, Beneath a Moonless Sky, that definitely throbs with passion and passionate desire. Whats more, Christines son, Gustave, competence be the Phantoms child, rather than her ill-natured father Raouls.

Bob Crowleys designs, though not as prosperous as those of Maria Björnson in the original, and not in the monumental panache of the collapsing candelabrum and the candlelit boat-trip opposite the subterraneous lake, are but all the time inventive, together with crafty make use of of video, a demonstration of writhing art nouveau, and perfectly creepy charcterised models in the phantoms eyrie.

One of the shows majority in effect tricks is to deliver an trusting kid in to the proceedings, for as Gustave wanders forlornly by the adult movement he seems terrifyingly exposed to the whirling passions and the ominous automatic curiosities that approximate him. It might be small some-more than grand residence of horrors stuff, but when the kid goes missing, one fears terribly for his wellbeing.

It seems unusual that it should have taken 4 hands to write the not generally formidable book, in between them Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, and Frederick Forsyth, whilst Glenn Slaters lyrics set upon me as workable rather than inspired.

But the song is a consistent pleasure, expensively orchestrated and trimming from deliciously bold vaudeville numbers to those thrillingly regretful love songs, by approach of an scary inharmonious strut and a remarkable astonishing explosion of full-on prog-rock.

Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess sing well as the Phantom and Christine, with a genuine hint in between them. Boggess is generally excellent in the mountainous pretension song, and Karimloo skilfully combines threat and disadvantage throughout. Meanwhile Joseph Millson memorably captures the self-destructive Raoul.

The show might in conclusion infer as well strange, as well dark, as well worried to turn a large renouned hit, but I think the creepy attract will dawdle potently in the mental recall when frothier shows have been prolonged forgotten.

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Arsenal v Porto: as it happened

By Jonathan Liew 1017PM GMT 09 March 2010

Previous of Images Next Arsenal v Porto Champions League live - Samir Nasri Goal of the season? Samir Nasri creates it 3-0 to Arsenal Photo GETTY IMAGES Arsenal v Porto Champions League live - Nicklas Bendtner First red blood Nicklas Bendtner celebrates giving Arsenal the lead Photo AFP Arsene Wenger will rely on Sol Campbell and Theo Walcott tonight England expects Arsene Wenger will rely on Sol Campbell and Theo Walcott tonight Photo GETTY IMAGES

Full time Arsenal 5-0 Porto (aggregate 6-2)

22.11 It was one of those dreamy, rounded off fragile European nights. The kind where Champions League football appears to exist on a utterly conflicting plane. At times examination Arsenal was identical to examination a computer game, or a Nike advert. It was tough to credit that such meticulously synchronised transformation could ever begin spontaneously. But some-more than that, it was a opening to have Europe lay up and watch, and you can review the compare inform here. Tomorrow night it"s the spin of Manchester United and AC Milan. Hopefully you"ll be means to stick on us at the same time tomorrow. See you soon.

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22.04 You could have got 40/1 prior to the diversion on Bendtner to measure a hat-trick. Given that he"d played 163 games to this point and had never scored some-more than twice, that seems a bagatelle skinny. Still, if you won income on that, I salute your faith. You are the people keeping homeopathy in business.

22.01 Bayern Munich have additionally requisitioned their place in the quarter-final after winning on afar goals conflicting Fiorentina. The tie accomplished 3-2 to Fiorentina on the night, 4-4 on aggregate. A Darren Bent hat-trick has helped Sunderland to a 4-0 win conflicting Bolton, culmination a winless run stretching at the at the at the at the behind of of of of to November, whilst a late idea from Kanu at the developed old age of 55 has unsuccessful to forestall Portsmouth from slipping to a 2-1 home improved conflicting Birmingham.

Arsene Wenger "Nasri"s idea to have it 3-0 finished a big difference, and from afterwards on it was easier. That idea was particular brilliance, but altogether it was a plain group performance. We played, as we can do, with a fluent, pacy game. I idea Bendtner"s hat-trick will not give him as well majority confidence, but I"m happy for him. I idea it gives him the enterprise to work even harder. I have a droll feeling that may be it"s good for us to fool around an English group in the quarter-final, as we have not finished well conflicting Chelsea and Manchester United this year."

21.50 Throughout that interview, Bendtner was cast of characters undetermined glances downwards. As the camera panned out, we saw why. Bendtner had been wondering the total time because his interviewer was holding a football. "I don"t know how it works," he pronounced as the turn was handed to him. Ah, bless. He"s never scored a hat-trick before, you see. Few have so adeptly articulated a lifetime of underachievement in a couple of short words.

Hat-trick prime Nicklas Bendtner "It"s fantastic. Sometimes it"s one of those days for you. I"m happy with my hat-trick but tomorrow, it"s forgotten. This gives us a lot of confidence. We"d do anything to try to win the Champions League, as it"s something we haven"t done."

21.47 Wow, wasn"t that a sight? Arsenal in full, frightening upsurge infrequently need to be seen to be believed. There was a jarred duration of may be 10 mins possibly side of half time when Porto could feasible have hauled themselves in to it. But a lethal duration of 90 seconds hermetic the diversion for Arsenal. A smashing idea by Nasri, a unqualified opening by Arshavin, and a hat-trick so doubtful it honestly defies physics. Now, can they go and win the total thing?

90+1 min Look, Nicklas Bendtner, I"m unequivocally sorry. How was I to know you were going to measure a hat-trick? You"d never finished it before. And you were so hilariously horrible at the weekend. But, to steal the prime word of around dual thirds of football managers, that"s football. Never fails to surprise. Eboue is bundled over in the area and the Dane tucks afar simply for twelve yards to lay his explain to the compare ball. His initial compare ball. Referee Frank de Bleeckere decides that he"s had sufficient and grants Porto a jot of amiability by floating the alarm early.

GOAL Arsenal 5-0 Porto (Bendtner pen)


88 min I know this is the Champions League, and not a 1970s diversion show, but it would be a small oppressive on Porto if they were to leave the Emirates tonight empty-handed.

87 min Arsenal follow a fifth, that unequivocally would be impressive. Diaby runs at Porto, but blue and white shirts close on him and he loses it. Walcott afterwards goes on a run down the right, but his cranky is cut out by Helton.

86 min Falcao crosses for Porto, who haven"t tired, but it"s a tad as well prolonged for Hulk.

82 min Meanwhile in Florence, let"s usually contend the compare has changed on a bit. Bayern Munich pulled a idea at the at the at the at the behind of of of of by Van Bommel, Jovetic put Fiorentina at the at the at the at the behind of of of of up on aggregate, but Arjen Robben has right afar finished it 3-2 to Fiorentina, that would put Bayern by on afar goals. Meanwhile, Nicklas Bendtner has a platinum-gilded possibility to finish his initial ever comparison hat-trick, but heads far-reaching from 6 yards. Normal have use of has been resumed.

Henry Winter on Twitter "Two noted goals display range of weapons in the Arsenal armoury. Nasri leap afterwards Eboue breakaway. Magical."

79 min Goodness, Walcott"s quick. He races after Song by turn he has positively no right to get to, and rounded off creates it, winning a corner. It"s cleared.

76 min Porto are withdrawal outrageous gaps at the at the at the at the behind of of of of them. Walcott breaks and tries a curling left-foot shot from twenty-five yards, that is deflected behind. Helton comes for the corner, but he doesn"t get there and Song heads wide! Perhaps Helton got a hold in, as it"s an additional corner. From it, Sagna is flagged for a foul.

73 min Porto obviously rate their chances of scoring 3 goals in seventeen mins as value the risk of removing brutally humiliated, as they press bodies forward. They have use of their last dual substitutions, Guarin and Gonzalez entrance on for Micael and Varela. Meanwhile for Arsenal, Theo Walcott is entrance on for the exquisite Andrey Arshavin. Wenger gives the Russian a curtsy as he collects his warm-up top. Coming from the emotionally taken Wenger, that"s rounded off homogeneous to a feet massage.

72 min Still Arsenal come forward. Arshavin chips it in to the area. It comes out to Sagna, who blazes it over.

69 min Songs of feat and service whizz by the north London air. The throng climb as one to appluad Nasri, who comes off to be transposed by Denilson.

Ed on e-mail "Two shining goals for the man who unexpected looks identical to one he competence be the majority feared strikers in South Africa this summer. OK, so Nasri"s bid was fancy, and that last renew wasn"t bad. But what about the good Dane"s purpose in both goals? He was usually out of shot, admittedly, but you can gamble his perfect participation was terrorising the Portuguese."

66 min Until subsequent time then, Porto. Lethal conflicting conflict from Arsenal as they come afar with a Porto corner. Arshavin unwinds his frightening gait prior to slipping Eboue by with a pass that, in gait and angle, redefines perfection. Eboue rounds Helton and finishes. It"s a subjection now. A glorious, gorgeous rout.

GOAL Arsenal 4-0 Porto (Eboue)

64 min Nasri has scored a smashing idea here, dancing by the Porto counterclaim from the right palm side. Meireles and Pereira are in attendance, but he simply shakes them off identical to over-zealous designation hunters. He faces Helton at a parsimonious angle, and gives it a terrifying bump that clatters off the post and in.

GOAL Arsenal 3-0 Porto (Nasri) Oh my word, that"s usually brilliant.

61 min Fiorentina have left 2-0 up on Bayern Munich, that puts them 3-2 up on total as well. Sagna curls in a dangerous cross, but Helton comes out to catch.

59 min Corner for Porto, and Rodriguez gets the header in! Almunia"s nowhere, but Sami Nasri on the post manages to get an extruded thigh at the at the at the at the behind of of of of the turn to keep it out.

57 min Hulk is carrying utterly a bit of happiness down the Porto left conflicting Sagna here. He gets to the byline and crosses for Falcao, but it whizzes inexperienced the face of goal. As Arsenal come afar with it, Pereira gets a yellow label and will miss the initial leg of the quarter-final, if Porto have it.

55 min Nasri has a free-kick from the right, it comes out to Arshavin who shoots. Helson parries, afterwards frantically grabs the miscarry as Bendtner closes in. That was dauntless work. Emmanuel Eboue comes on for Rosicky.

54 min Porto have their majority appropriate chance! Varela bursts down the left and picks oit Falcao. The shot, left-footed from twelve yards, is extreme and low, but true at Almunia. A at the at the at the behind of of of yard possibly side and Arsenal would have been in genuine trouble. But for all their considerable fool around here, Porto"s sharpened has been a bit poor.

52 min Calamity down the Arsenal right rounded off let in Porto there. Rosicky plays it at the at the at the at the behind of of of of for Song, but he"s not awaiting the pass, and Hulk wins it. The Brazilian"s shot, though, is high and wide.

51 min Rodriguez came on for Coelho at half-time for Porto, a pointer of Porto"s intent. He"s personification a small deeper than normal, but will no disbelief try and couple the midfield with the front 3 prior to creation a lurch for the 18-yard box himself.

49 min Song loses it to Falcao in midfield. Hulk plays it at the at the at the at the behind of of of of to Meireles, who rises it in to the second tier. But Porto"s rave has been intelligent, and this tie"s far from over.

47 min Rosicky"s free-kick from the right is glanced behind. Helton punches the dilemma afar on the line and tries to begin a conflicting attack, but Vermaelen sees the risk and knocks the turn at the at the at the at the behind of of of of coolly to Almunia.

20.49 The players are out, and Hulk and Varela crop up to have substituted sides. Hulk will right afar fodder down the right, Varela on the left.

20.40 Is it the Night of the Bad Striker? Not usually has Bendtner put down an allege remuneration for the multiform dozen sitters he intends to miss in in between right afar and the finish of the season, but Cameron Jerome has additionally netted a prop for Birmingham, who lead Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park, and Frazier Campbell has scored as Sunderland lead Bolton 1-0. Meanwhile, Juan Vargos has given Fiorentina the lead on the night conflicting Bayern Munich. That edges them brazen on afar goals.

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45+2 min More unreal using from Arshavin, winning a dilemma as he attempts to go turn Rolando. But that"s close from Nasri as his left-foot shot from twenty yards is parried by Helton. And that"s half time.

45 min Three mins of blocking time will be played, as a pass from Arshavin goes dangerously erroneous in the centre circle. Arsenal conduct to transparent eventually, but Arsene Wenger are going to have to residence Arsenal"s infrequent perspective towards receive at the break.

42 min You clarity Arsenal wish to finish this prior to half time. Bendtner collects a prolonged idea flog and slips it to Arshavin. The turn is played at the at the at the at the behind of of of of to the Dane, who tries to twist it turn Helton from twenty yards. It bounces awkwardly, and Helton has to pull it behind. From the corner, a improved save from the Brazilian screw as he gets down low to keep out a header from Diaby at the nearby post.

Henry Winter on Twitter "Bendtner"s incited in to Preben Elkjaer... dual good finishes by Arsenal"s Dane, though could frequency miss. Vindicated Wenger"s faith."

39 min Chance for Hulk as he capitalises on a finish Cygan of an attempted clearway by Clichy. Hulk has a run on goal, but he shoots when he should have crossed.

37 min Vermaelen"s not happy as he goes in to associate Belgian Frank de Bleeckere"s book for snapping at Falcao"s ankle. It was from behind, though, and he knows how pernickety these European refs get.

36 min Corner for Porto, who still see dangerous going forward. Bendtner heads away, but they win another. This, too, comes to zero but Arsenal will be worries at the approach Porto are means to run it with parole in to Arsenal territory.

34 min Again, Arsenal cut Porto open identical to a coupler potato. Great run from Nasri, and the ball"s pulled at the at the at the at the behind of of of of to an unmarked Arshavin fourteen yards out. Helton"s nowhere to be seen, but Arshavin blazes it over. Arshavin could have wrapped this tie right there.

32 min Audacious try by Hulk, who latches onto a bad clearway by Almunia and tries to throw him. But it"s well wide.

31 min Song bursts from midfield and slips it to Arshavin. This is liquid and harmful from Arsenal. Arshavin plays it by to Bendtner, but he"s offside.

29 min Campbell - who"s had a unsure begin - gives the turn afar to Falcao, but he"s saved by a small bad linesmanning (a word? Probably not), who flags the Colombian offside for being in an offside on all sides a couple of seconds earlier.

28 min Would you hold it? More intolerable fortifying from Porto, but what a good begin for Bendtner. To be fair, conjunction of his goals were usually Van Basten, but he was in on all sides when nobody else was. A free-kick from Arshavin is streamer true from the tip corner, but it"s plucked out of the air by Helton.

26 min Great fool around from Arshavin! Terrible clearway from Porto goes true to the Russian, who goes on one of those twisting, circuitous small runs that turns defences in to destroyed spectators. He squares for an unmarked Bendtner, and Arsenal lead on aggregate.

GOAL Arsenal 2-0 Porto (Bendtner)

24 min Yellow label for Falcao has he clatters in to the at the at the at the at the behind of of of of of Song. Only dual players are already on a yellow tonight Pereira for Porto, Clichy for Arsenal.

22 min There hasn"t been a good thoroughness of thoroughness so far, you competence say. Vermaelen was seething after Arsenal gave afar that last corner, but they still went to nap when Porto took it quickly. Hulk attempts to crack it by for Falcao, but the Belgian cuts it out.

21 min Diaby finds Arshavin on the left. His cross, low and whipped, is perfect, but there"s nobody on the finish of it.

20 min Great run by Falcao, slipping past Campbell. Varela has a chance, but it"s deflected behind. From the corner, Almunia has to have a rushed punch. Eventually Frank de Bleeckere"s alarm reprieves Arsenal.

18 min Although Arsenal will win if it stays identical to this, I can"t see that being the finish of tonight"s scoring. This is a quick, open diversion in in between dual teams who have shown positively no defensive aptitude whatsoever.

17 min Sagna is personification identical to an outside-right here, racing down the wing to win a corner. Nasri with in, and Diaby improvises a side-footed offshoot from around sixteen yards, but it"s narrowly over.

15 min The dilemma flashes all the approach conflicting the area! Arsenal can"t get it clear, and Varela has an additional possibility to cross. Finally, Arsenal head it away. That"s the initial square of fortifying Arsenal have had to do, and honesly? That wasn"t impressive.

14 min Porto are an glorious side when they get the abll down and fool around it. Arsenal unwisely let Hulk run at them, but the Brazilian can"t get a shot away, and it"s a corner.

13 min We"ve usually usually kicked off again, as Helton stayed down after the goal. He"s up again, though, and we can simulate on an additional emancipation for Nicklas Bendtner. For all the scorn he attracts from cheap, two-bob live bloggers, that"s his eighth idea of the season.

11 min Replays referred to Arshavin was a hold offside when going up for that header. But Porto can have no complaints about that goal. Rolando shouldn"t be losing consequential headers to people who still compensate kid rate at the cinema.

10 min Rolando loses a header to Arshavin, of all people. Rosicky plays the Russian by initial time, and though he"s tackled, Bendtner is on palm to tuck it in. That was usually what Arsenal indispensable early on.

GOAL Arsenal 1-0 Porto (Bendtner)

7 min The game"s hardly started, and already Arsenal are all over Porto identical to a French sauce here. A low cranky from Sagna finds Arshavin, whose header forces a good save from Helton.

6 min Nasri plays the turn by for Rosicky, who drags it back. Coelho clears, but it"s true to the feet of Nasri. Pulls the trigger! But it"s blocked. Great fool around from Arsenal.

5 min Worrying impulse for Arsene Wenger has Bacary Sagna gets a unpleasant daub on the ankle from Pereira. He hobbles off, but looks as though he"ll be OK to continue.

4 min Menacing begin from Arsenal. Clichy gets an additional cranky in, but this one"s headed away. Then a free-kick on the left gives Arshavin a possibility to pitch the turn in. Helton has to climb top to punch it away.

2 min First vigour from Arsenal. Song spreads it left for Clichy, whose cranky is hardly over the head of Bendtner. The Dane is underneath vigour tonight after personification identical to a foe leader conflicting Burnley at the weekend. A couple of wags have suggessted that the series on his shirt corresponds to the series of chances he needs to score. It"s 52.

19.45 The teams are out. Referee Frank de Bleeckere, who you competence (all right, probably won"t) recollect as the arbitrate from England"s World Cup diversion conflicting Ecuador in 2006, gets the diversion underneath way.

19.42 Tony Adams reckons Arsenal will need 3 goals to qualify. Wenger has picked a blisteringly aggressive side, with eleven players that identical to to go forward. Hopefully Manuel Almunia, at least, will suppress his aggressive instincts.

19.30 Perhaps surprisingly, Arsenal are slight favourites to qualify, according to the bookmakers. They"re in all accessible at 8/13 to win on the night and around 8/11 to have it to the quarter-finals. I reckon that"s a small tight, nonetheless the bookies are obviously reacting to a late flurry of nationalistic punters. I contend "patriotic". We"re rounded off at the theatre where the usually Englishman left at the Emirates is Arsene Wenger"s butler.

19.27 There"s one alternative compare in the Champions League tonight, and it"s as finely staid as this one Fiorentina take on Bayern Munich at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, additionally 2-1 down after the initial leg. Franck Ribery has jarred off an damage and takes his place on the wing for Bayern. Fiorentina have not reached the quarter-finals of this foe given 1970, in the days when there were no tangible matches. The formula were simply motionless by a row of administrators and members of the majority distinguished houses of Europe. Fiorentina were degraded in that quarter-final after a late involvement by Baron von Niedersachsen of Habsburg. Anyway, it"s been a while. You can review a compare preview.

19.18 While you"re watchful for kick-off, have a review of Jeremy Wilson"s compare preview. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has pronounced that he has "faith" in his misfiring striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is heading the line again tonight. Let"s usually check the compendium clarification of "faith" "Evidence of things not seen". Yep, sounds about right.

Henry Winter, newly-crowned Specialist Sports Journalist of the Year, on Twitter "Campbell starts. Arsenal will need his experience. No Theo. Rosicky far-reaching right. Maybe when Arshavin tires, Theo comes on."

19.11 Just in box you were wondering no, not that Maicon. The defender on Porto"s dais is Maicon Pereira Roque, a 21-year-old centre-half who they sealed last summer. He"s played 3 games for the club.

Porto (4-3-3) Helton; Fucile, Rolando, Bruno Alves, Pereira; Ruben Micael, Coelho, Raul Meireles; Varela, Rodriguez, Hulk. Subs Nuno, Guarin, Belluschi, Falcao, Gonzalez, Maicon, Miguel Lopes.

Arsenal (4-1-2-3) Almunia; Sagna, Campbell, Vermaelen, Clichy; Song; Nasri, Diaby; Rosicky, Bendtner, Arshavin. Subs Fabianski, Silvestre, Traore, Eboue, Denilson, Eduardo, Walcott.

19.05 Of course, a 1-0 feat would see Arsenal qualify. This time last year, they were in the conflicting situation, fortifying a 1-0 lead conflicting Roma in the Stadio Olimpico. They lost 1-0 and scraped by 7-6 on penalties. One thing"s for sure if we see a identical culmination tonight, I"m blank my last blood vessel home.

19.00 Welcome to Tuesday night"s Champions League live blog. In around 45 minutes, we"ll find out what Arsene Wenger"s ultimate fast of Arsenal thoroughbreds are finished of. They route Porto 2-1 on total going in to tonight"s diversion at the Emirates. They have never overturned a first-leg necessity in this foe before. Porto have won the Portuguese pretension 4 times in a row and were champions of Europe in 2004 underneath Jose whatsisname.

World Cup 2010: England tighten security after team meetings bugged

By Mark Ogden 1046PM GMT 09 March 2010

World Cup 2010 England tie security after group meetings Concerned Fabio Capello over security trickle Photo ACTION IMAGES

FA lawyers have changed to safeguard that the surreptitious recordings, assumingly done during a group assembly prior to last week"s Wembley accessible opposite Egypt, sojourn confidential.

With the security crack receiving place at a time of attraction due to the revelations surrounding the off-field activities of John Terry, who was nude of the England captaincy by Capello last month, the issue is approaching to prompt a examination of security by the FA.

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The complaint of bugging inside of football is not a new one, however, with United and Ferguson experiencing a identical trickle in 2005, when listening inclination were found in the home sauce room at Old Trafford following a Premier League strife with Chelsea.

The United physical education instructor says it is consequential for football teams to strengthen their remoteness inside of the proportions of sauce bedrooms and assembly rooms.

Ferguson pronounced "We have had that prior to and you have to be concerned. I think that credentials involves option and secrecy.

"I haven"t suggested one bit of my strategy (before tonight"s diversion opposite AC Milan) and I"ve not been asked about them. You know why? Because I don"t discuss it them, so because should I ever discuss it anyone?

"So from Fabio Capello"s point of view, he might have been deliberating a little critical issues about his group and afterwards all of a sudden, someone has got it. It is a concern."

Unrelated to the England bugging case, an endless security operation will be put in place at all hotels being used by the 32 World Cup teams in South Africa.

"The unrestrained of a little fans, ever benefaction inlet of general terrorism and intensively rival inlet of the World Cup necessities that the organising cabinet and supervision should safeguard that the majority in effect measures of security are implemented," according to a Fifa request on the issue.

It says that "security services will guard the floors assigned by the teams on 24-hour basis", with entrance to hotels particularly singular to people with the suitable accreditation.

Fifa has additionally since reassurances about transport to and from matches.

The request review "Team buses will be checked and privileged on site by SAPS (South African Police Service) Explosive Unit prior to each journey."

Arsenal 5 Porto 0: can Arsenal now win the Double?

1104PM GMT 09 March 2010

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Arsenal 5 Porto 0 can Arsenal right away win the Double? On a run the performances of Nicklas Bendtner (left) and Samir Nasri have given Arsenal idea of a ancestral Double Photo AFP

It wasn"t ostensible to be this easy. But after unconditional in reserve Porto 6-2 on total with five impeccably taken goals on the night, Arsenal"s thoughts will right away spin to finale their longest run but a prize given 1987.

Nicklas Bendtner looked a entirely opposite player from the one who struggled opposite Burnley, Andrey Arshavin appeared to be coming his most appropriate form and Samir Nasri"s plain opening and shining particular idea lifted hopes that the harmed Cesc Fabregas and Aaron Ramsey might not be longed for as most as initial thought.

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Meanwhile, the Gunners distortion only dual points at the back of Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League, with a comparatively kind run of fixtures ahead, nothing of that are opposite the an additional "Big Four" side. They resume their League debate opposite Hull City on Saturday.

How most can we review in to Arsenal"s victory? Was it an unstoppable opening by an in-form side, or did Arsenal simply gain on a little facile Porto defending?

How far can this Arsenal side go? Can Arsenal win the joining and go on to explain their initial ever Champions League crown? If not, who can stop them? Or do Arsenal miss the strength in abyss to plea on dual fronts? Leave your comments below...

Manchester United v AC Milan: match preview

By Mark Ogden 600AM GMT 10 Mar 2010

Manchester United v AC Milan compare preview Friends and rivals Manchester United"s Wayne Rooney and David Beckham of AC Milan Photo GETTY IMAGES/EPA

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Manchester United v AC Milan; agg 3-2Old Trafford, ManchesterKick-off 19.45 (GMT) TV ITV 1 19.00

Key strife

Gary Neville v Ronaldinho With Brazilian teen Rafael fast a violent dusk opposite Ronaldinho during the first-leg, United captain Neville is approaching to be called on to make use of his immeasurable experience to stop the Milan forwards threat.

Ronaldinho has seen improved days, but his flashes of luminosity in the San Siro underlined his threat, so Neville contingency be on tip of his game.

Talking tactics

Uniteds 3-2 first-leg feat has since Sir Alex Fergusons group a outrageous value going in to the second-leg, but Milan have displayed their capability to win afar from the San Siro in the Champions League this season.

A 3-2 feat opposite Real Madrid in the Bernabeu last Oct ensures that Milan will transport to Old Trafford with confidence, so United contingency sojourn defensively rapt in sequence to see off the Rossonerri and secure a place in the quarter-finals.

Touchline duel

Sir Alex Ferguson v Leonardo Leonardos unawareness as a rookie physical education instructor has been clear this deteriorate as Milan have struggled to keep gait with Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

In the first-leg, his tactic of attack United early worked well, but his ageing group ran out of steam and

Ferguson emerged from Italy with his feat in San Siro. Leonardo has couple of options alternative than to repeat his first-leg tactics, but Ferguson has all the cards in favour.

Probable teams

Manchester United (4-4-1-1) Van der Sar; Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Fletcher, Scholes, Park; Rooney; Berbatov. AC Milan (4-4-2) Abbiati; Bonera, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Beckham, Pirlo, Ambrosini, Ronaldinho; Huntelaar, Borriello. Referee M. Busacca (Switzerland)

Bruno Senna out to show he is more than just a famous name

By Tom Cary, F1 Correspondent 715AM GMT 10 March 2010

Bruno Senna out to show he is some-more than usually a important name Dream over Bruno Senna, nephew of three-times universe hold up Ayrton, is seeking brazen to his Formula One entrance Photo GETTY IMAGES

It was the pile-up seen around the world, immortalising the three-time universe hold up and heralding unconditional changes in the sport.

Back in Brazil, hold up as he knew it additionally stopped that day for one 10-year-old boy. From racing go-karts and jet skis with Ayrton, forgetful of the day he would follow in his important uncle"s footsteps, Bruno Senna was banned from pushing and done to knuckle down to his studies. It would be 10 years prior to he got at the behind of on track, and an additional 6 prior to he would have it to engine racing"s tip table.

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On Friday, Senna will stand in to the cockpit of his untried, untested Hispania Racing appurtenance a awaiting described as "madness" by David Coulthard and proceed the last leg of a tour that looked a nailed-on faith when Ayrton, on withdrawal McLaren in 1993, spoken the important difference "If you think I"m fast, usually wait for until you see my nephew."

Some baggage. They were difference to show up a kid whose father, Flavio Lalli, additionally died tragically in a motorcycle collision usually a couple of months after Ayrton"s crash; whose total universe was incited upside-down.

"You know, when somebody in your family dies..." Senna tries to explain. "The family was unequivocally most formed around Ayrton. Everything revolved around him. The initial couple of years, I was similar to "OK, it"s not going to occur so usually leave it".

"But after a whilst it [not racing] proposed bothering me a lot. When I was may be fifteen years old it was unequivocally tough. I didn"t verbalise to my family about it since it was such a banned theme that I usually had to censor it. Even examination F1 at home was a bad situation. I didn"t feel gentle you do it, nonetheless I did sometimes. It was similar to a guilty pleasure."

Those stolen Sunday afternoons are a faraway mental recall now. Sitting in an Italian grill in Mayfair, shouting and chatting, you would never theory the mishap and suspense Senna went by as a child.

Charming, self-deprecating, he is as laid-back as they come. "I eat unequivocally slowly," he apologises at one point during lunch. "If I was as discerning at pushing as I am at eating afterwards I would be in last place each race."

Yet get him on the theme of his racing and unexpected those important Senna genes burble to the surface. I ask him whether, since his late attainment on the stage at the age of 26, he unequivocally believes he can follow his uncle to the apex of motorsport and turn a universe champion. His reply, delivered with a trenchant look, leaves me in no disbelief "It"s a pristine obsession," he says.

Clearly it is not usually looks Senna has hereditary from his uncle, nonetheless they are extraordinary enough; the same dim wavy hair, the same stimulating brownish-red eyes and soft lips, the same jawline. And underneath them the same rival fire, notwithstanding in Bruno"s box secluded by a some-more loose demeanour.

What does he recollect of his uncle? "Actually my main change and the chairman who continually nurtured my bent was my grandfather, Ayrton"s father," Senna says.

"He used to take me to the family plantation to expostulate go-karts. But Ayrton was continually my reference. From the unequivocally commencement he used to discuss it me "Oh, you have to take this competition line since this is the most appropriate way".

"But I think the greatest thing he did was to maintain my competitiveness. We used to competition everything. Everything. We used to competition jet-skis on the water, karts, all we could competition we did.

"He used to additionally have me repair the jet ski engines and the go-kart engines so I had to sense how to do it myself and that has since me a great bargain of how things work. Generally I sense unequivocally fast about the car, about how things work. I think for me this is the key for discerning swell in F1."

Yet how fast can Senna pretty goal to swell in the sport? Driving for a group who have stumbled to the begin line, in a car that has never seen the light of day, and with comparatively small experience since the 10-year interregnum in his development?

Young pups five years Senna"s youth continually representation up in Formula One with 1200 or 1300 races at the behind of them and still penetrate but a trace. Senna has 200 at most appropriate in British Formula 3, GP2 and Le Mans sports car racing.

Typically he views this as a positive. "I have not reached my extent at all," he says. "There is so most to come. But I can usually do it if I do it. It will probably take half a deteriorate to find the extent of the car." Half a season? The Brazilian open is not only well known for the patience.

There are big boots to fill in the land that spawned Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Senna. Too big for Rubens Barrichello, who goes by the name of "The Tortoise" at the behind of home notwithstanding twice finishing second in the universe championship for Ferrari.

"They don"t give Felipe [Massa] most credit either," Senna nods. "We are spoilt. Spoilt by carrying 3 mixed universe champions. If you"re not universe champion, you"re ****.

"But I don"t feel any additional vigour since of my name. My uncle and I used to expostulate opposite each alternative on the lane and I could do the same path times that he could in go-karts and I was eight, so he patently believed in my talent. But as most as people review me to him, and wish me to be him, I"m not. I"m usually myself.

"What I have to do is usually have certain that as a motorist I take value of each singular event I have. I"m assured bent will gleam through."

Don"t equate opposite it. After all, Ayrton himself foretold it. And he knew a thing or dual about driving.

Jacob Kennedy recipe: Porcini risotto

By Xanthe Clay 700AM GMT 10 March 2010

Jacob Kennedy recipe Porcini risotto Porcini risotto Photo PHILIP HOLLIS

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middle onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

3oz/85g butter

7oz/200g fresh, immature porcini, diced in to pea-sized pieces

6oz/175g carnaroli rice

4floz/125ml white wine

14floz/400ml duck or fungus stock

2oz/55g grated Parmesan

Fry the onion and garlic in 2oz/55g butter over a middle feverishness with a splash of salt for 10 mins until tender.Add the mushrooms and grill for a serve 5-10 minutes, until the reduction looks abounding and dry.Add the rice, grill for a last 2 minutes, afterwards flow in the booze and cook until absorbed.Add the batch bit by bit, in progress and stirring until the rice is al dente and the salsa thick, but still saucy.Stir in the Parmesan and superfluous butter and ambience for taste additive to finish.

Rapunzel renamed by Disney because it doesnt appeal to boys

By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor 730AM GMT 10 March 2010

Disney movie TANGLED The studio"s stirring version of the Brothers Grimm story will be renamed "Tangled" Photo DISNEY

The studio"s stirring version of the Brothers Grimm story will be renamed "Tangled" after marketplace investigate showed that boys do not similar to drive-in theatre with girls" names in the title.

Disney bosses hold that is the reason for the unsatisfactory box bureau opening of the new offering, The Princess and the Frog.

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The flaxen-haired brave woman of Tangled will still bear the name Rapunzel when the 3-D movie is expelled in November. However, Ed Catmull, boss of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, pronounced of the pretension shift "We did not wish to be put in a box. Some people competence pretence it"s a fairytale for girls when it"s not. We have movies to be appreciated and desired by everybody."

The Princess and the Frog would have fared improved "if it wasn"t pre-judged by the title", Mr Catmull told the Los Angeles Times.

Disney"s efforts to capture boys to the movie do not finish there. The king who finds Rapunzel detained in her building has turn Flynn Rider, a swashbuckling impression who bears some-more than a flitting similarity to Errol Flynn.

Roy Conli, the film"s producer, pronounced "It"s a unequivocally fresh, intelligent take on the Rapunzel story. In the film, the barbarous criminal Flynn Rider meets his compare in the lady with the 70 feet of enchanting golden hair. We"re carrying a lot of fun pairing Flynn, who"s seen it all, with Rapunzel, who"s been sealed afar in a building for eighteen years."

Not everybody is tender by the new project. Floyd Norman, a late Disney animator, pronounced "The thought of becoming different the pretension of a classical similar to Rapunzel to Tangled is over stupid. I"m still anticipating that Disney will in the future recover their reason and lapse the pretension of their movie to what it should be."

Disney has additionally suspended an additional film, The Snow Queen, formed on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, fearing it will divide boys.

Sir Terry Wogan beats Chris Evans to radio award

730AM GMT 10 Mar 2010

Sir Terry Wogan with Chris Evans Chris Evans lost out to his Radio 2 prototype Sir Terry Wogan at an awards rite currently Photo PA

Sir Terry, 71, whose last breakfast show went out in December, won a drum for digital air wave celebrity at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards (TRIC), after being nominated opposite Radio 1"s breakfast host Chris Moyles as well as Evans.

Evans, 43, who has suffered a recoil from a little of Sir Terry"s constant fans, well well known as Togs (Terry"s Old Geezers and Gals), given receiving over the Radio 2 breakfast show, presented the drum to Sir Terry at the London rite and done light of the actuality that he had not won.

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He additionally unsuccessful to dip the endowment for radio/digital air wave programme, losing out to the Chris Moyles Show.

Sir Terry joked thereafter that he won since he benefited from the ""sympathy vote"" after carrying had his knee replaced.

Of Evans, he pronounced ""He"s been you do brilliantly, of march he has. People have to give him a chance. I was you do it for 100 years. You worm your approach in to people"s affections. He"s only been you do it for weeks.

""I don"t know either he"s won over the Togs. I only distortion on my bed and have my breakfast. I don"t think about the sunrise air wave show. I miss the gaiety and delight of march but I distortion in bed now.""

Asked either he still tuned in to the Radio 2 breakfast show, he pronounced ""I attend to Chris, of march I do.""

The TRIC Awards additionally saw EastEnders singer Barbara Windsor (who plays Peggy Mitchell) win a lifetime feat title.

Windsor, 72, who is about to crawl out of the BBC soap, pronounced of her prolonged career in showbusiness ""In a year or so it will be 60 years. I love it right away as most as I did then.""

She combined ""I know that I"m well well known for dual good British institutions, EastEnders and Carry On.

""This year is going to be opposite for me since I"m withdrawal EastEnders.""

But she combined ""I"m not retiring. It will be engaging to see what happens.""

EastEnders kick Hollyoaks and Coronation Street to TV soap of the year at the rite at the Grosvenor House hotel.

Tess Daly put in an additional open appearance, after revelations that father Vernon Kay sent pithy texts to alternative women, to pick up the drum for Strictly Come Dancing for TV being programme, violence The Apprentice and The X Factor.

Other winners were Doctor Who for TV drama, BBC Breakfast for TV daytime programme, Harry Hill for TV personality, Eamonn Holmes for satellite/digital TV celebrity and Ricky Whittle (Calvin Valentine in Hollyoaks) for TV soap personality.

Gary Lineker won the endowment for most appropriate sports presenter and incited up at the eventuality with mother Danielle Bux.

Mark Austin won most appropriate newscaster, Tomasz Schafernaker was declared most appropriate TV continue presenter, and Oz And James Drink To Britain scooped the pretension for TV arts/documentary programme.

Durex sex gel ad complaints dismissed

800AM GMT 10 March 2010

Viewers complained the ad for Durex Play O gel, that showed the facial expressions of women who appeared to be experiencing passionate ecstasy, was descent and unsuited for broadcast.

The ad had been privileged for promote after 11pm but appeared on Channel 4 prior to long after 10pm during Gordon Ramsay"s F Word and Derren Brown Presents the 3D Magic Spectacular programmes.

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Channel 4 pronounced Gordon Ramsay"s F Word was of an adult inlet and contained clever denunciation and passionate innuendo, and that viewers of the programme would not have been annoyed by the ad.

The Advertising Standards Authority remarkable the viewers who complained believed the ad was unsuited for promote at any time.

Rejecting the complaints, the ASA pronounced ""We concurred the viewers" regard and appreciated that advertisers and broadcasters indispensable to be wakeful of the supportive inlet of ads for this sort of product.

""We deliberate that this ad was not sincerely graphic, contained no pithy element and was doubtful to means offence, supposing it was scheduled appropriately.""

Child assembly total showed the ad had been scheduled reasonably and was doubtful to means corruption to viewers, the ASA said.

Governments plan to cut the deficit is lacking something ... the cuts

By Damian Reece 530AM GMT 10 March 2010

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But I consternation if any of them have beheld the new slip in sterling? If so, they might additionally have beheld that the tumble has come about not during a duration of mercantile consolidation, but during a duration of mercantile procrastination.

The markets realization that Labour will not movement reasonably has been heightened by a flourishing fright of a hung Parliament this May adding to the domestic stoppage that is interlude the right thing from happening.

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The nations finance management are no opposite to those of a household. The recommendation to gladdened consumers is regularly to stop spending on all but the necessities whilst preserving income, or in truth flourishing it. A supervision relying on higher taxes is not augmenting the income at a time similar to this, but simply robbing Peter to compensate Paul. To repair a open zone necessity requires open zone cuts, not in isolation zone taxes. The thought that the Government splurging even some-more income someway supports the economy is only as misguided. It supports zero and wastes everything.

Fitch, the rating agency, has turn the ultimate physique to urge faster Government movement on classification the open finances. But whats blank from stream central plans to cut the necessity are the cuts themselves.

Lookers: Used car prices to rise again

By Graham Ruddick 600AM GMT 10 March 2010


Lookers posted a 6pc enlarge in like-for-like used car sales in 2009 with sum margins mountainous from 8pc to 11pc. Peter Jones, arch executive, combined that direct for used cars could be increasing serve by the finish of the scrappage inducement for new cars and the debility of argent opposite the euro, that is pulling up new car prices.

The irresolution of the used car marketplace and Lookers" car tools business, that accounts for a entertain of enlarge and posted an enlarge in sales of 18pc last year, equates to the association has adopted a bullish tinge for 2010 notwithstanding an approaching fist on new car sales.

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"Although we hold that marketplace conditions will sojourn severe in 2010, we are speedy to inform that we have done a clever begin to the year," Mr Jones said.

The association posted annual formula yesterday that suggested it returned to the black in 2009. Revenues increasing by 4.2pc on a like-for-like basement to �1.75bn, assisting Lookers to post a distinction prior to taxation of �11.5m, contra a loss of �14.9m last year.

The association will not compensate a dividend, a condition of a refinancing with lenders last year. Lookers" shares fell 4pc, or 2, to 54p.

Northern Rock defends bonuses despite loss

853AM GMT 10 March 2010

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The company, that in 2007 suffered the initial run on a British bank given the nineteenth century, reported the loss narrowed to �257.5m from �1.36bn in 2008. Northern Rock"s bad debts climbed to �1.04bn from �894.4m.

Mr Hoffman pronounced that the bonuses had been awarded since the lender was about �500m forward of the targets set with the Government for branch the bank around. Earlier this year, Northern Rock separate in to dual with Northern Rock (Asset Management) holding the infancy of the bank"s bad debts, whilst Northern Rock will hold savers" money.

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"We"ve knocked about the aim (agreed with the Government) and it"s right that scarcely all of that goes behind to the taxpayer," Mr Hoffman pronounced today. "But I think it"s additionally right that a really small commission of that goes to the people who delivered."

Northern Rock"s arch executive, who declined to take a reward of �700,000, pronounced that 32 staff have been awarded a reward of some-more than �25,000. He combined that they"re mostly not "city bankers" but people vital in Newcastle and Sunderland.

The bank, that at the tallness of the skill boom, offering business a 125pc debt pronounced that it has adopted a far some-more regressive proceed to lending. Mr Hoffman expects the mercantile liberation to be "uncertain and take time."

Prague: Cities to put spring in your step

By Lisa Grainger 1130AM GMT 09 March 2010

Previous of Images Next Prague Cities to put open in your step The City of a Hundred Spires is one of the couple of European capitals to have transient the ravages of healthy disasters and fight Photo Alamy Prague Cities to put open in your step The exuberant living room at the Strahov nunnery Photo Corbis

Walking over Charles Bridge at midnight recently, it wasn"t formidable to see since Prague is deliberate one of the majority pleasing cities in the world, a "Venice with steps". On Hradcany, the mountain on top of the city, the dim walls of Prague Castle and the perplexing spires of St Vitus Cathedral soared in the moonlight; the copper domes of churches dotted the really old skyline along the stream Vltava; art-nouveau lamps gave the mosaic pavements a golden glow; and from cobbled streets, buildings rose from opposite the centuries Gothic mill turrets, Italianate sgraffito"d walls, gilded antique mansions, out-of-date macaroon-hued cottages.

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But then, the City of a Hundred Spires (which, rather confusingly, is pronounced to have some-more than 500) is one of the couple of European capitals to have transient the ravages of healthy disasters and war. It has been a chair of European energy for centuries initial collateral of the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg empire, afterwards of the Czechoslovak Republic and, now, the Czech Republic as a result the resplendence and excellence of the architecture. Since the commonwealth assimilated the European Union in 2004, the principal city has gained a series of likewise grand 21st-century palaces five-star hotels, of that it already has 36.

Luxurious hotels are not reason sufficient to go to any city, but the awaiting of a pampering shun does lift Prague"s interest quite after one has walked the city, receiving in the great sights the celestial clock; the gold-and-cake-icing interiors of St Nicholas Cathedral and the mountainous spaces of St Vitus Cathedral; the intemperate book of the Loreto; and exuberant antique libraries with their collections of old globes at Strahov monastery. Having finished all that, it"s great to know there are formally royal interiors in to that to shelter and collapse.

There are occasions, too, when one unequivocally does need to escape. For 6 months, Prague"s main attractions are thronging with millions of tourists (more than 4 million in 2009), shopping souvenirs, following guides" umbrellas, lurching out of out-of-date drink halls. Thankfully, they are not everywhere. Quiet times can be had if you equivocate the Eastern Old and New Town areas, where the crowds gather. Explore instead the Jewish quarter, with the ancient, fallen small synagogue and movingly swarming cemetery, the Bond Street-style boutiques and select restaurants. Alternatively, wander by the Little Quarter, with the churches, rustically delectable coffee shops and excellent internal restaurants such as U Modre Kachnicky.

Oddly, in a city in that there has been so most domestic hang-up (by Germans, afterwards Russians, afterwards Czech Communists), there is an infectiously light, regretful air about the place. Brides in mounds of flint and fragile veils march the streets, interlude to be photographed next to inhabitant monuments. The receptive to advice of violins pours from windows. Churches all over the city host orchestral concerts, organ recitals, Smetana evenings. And afterwards there are the bells donging all over the place, at all hours.

The usually reason I was even vaguely tempted to leave was since I was travelling home by sight the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. It chugs from Prague only 3 times a year, the passengers treated with colour to cocktails and excellent meals, afterwards cosseted in superb cabins in between frail sheets, as flattering Czech countryside, afterwards Frankfurt and Paris, go by. I"ve never returned from a city mangle so loose and so replete, with enlightenment and cakes for me, a pointer of really great times.

Where to stay

The Augustine (00 420 266 112 233, www.roccofortecollection.com) at Letenska 12/33, where the mountainous courtyards, cloisters and cells of this former nunnery have been sensationally updated with internal art, select furnishings, atmospheric marble bathrooms, and a sharp grill (try the slow-roasted ox-cheek and the black drink still brewed here by monks). For romantics, there is a Rapunzel-style turreted room and a church whose doorway leads in to the road house courtyard, for weddings. From �270, b&b.

Where to eat

U Modre Kachnicky (00 420 257 320 308, www.umodrekachnicky.cz) at Nebovidska 6. "The Blue Duck", to make use of the English name, has fed the likes of Vaclev Havel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Nicole Kidman… and so the list goes on. Thoroughly OTT, the multi-roomed grill has flounces aplenty, walls and shelves built with junk-shop finds, and tasty internal dishes (game, mushrooms and steep being specialities; about �50 per person). Try the Frankova Springer 2005 red booze so dim and abounding it is roughly opaque. For a blowout, revisit Allegro (00 420 221 427 000, www.fourseasons.com/prague), the Michelin-starred Four Seasons grill headed by cook Andrea Accordi, featuring decadent Italian classics. Caf Savoy (00 420 257 311 562, www.ambi.cz), at Vitezna 5, is the place to representation pear and poppyseed cheesecake underneath high Renaissance ceilings.

Where to emporium

For upmarket � la mode crystal, try Material (00 420 257 530 046, www.i-material.com) at Luzickeho seminare 7. For bespoke hand-etched glasses, revisit Artel (00 420 224 815 085, www.artelshop.com) at Celetna 29, that additionally sells a guide to catchy Prague by the emporium owner, Karen Feldman. Manufaktura (00 420 221 632 480, www.manufaktura.biz), at Karlova 26, does hand-painted Moravian Easter eggs and wooden toys.

Useful report

The Rough Guide to the Czech Republic (�14.99); Prague, Pocket Map & Guide (Eyewitness Travel, �4.99); Czech Tourism (www.czechtourism.com)

Flights to Prague with British Airways (0844 493 0787, www.ba.com) cost from �88.50 one-way, �174 return. On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (0845 0772222, www.orient-express.com), the tour from Prague to London costs from �1,485 per person, formed on dual pity and together with meals. Next depart Oct 6.

The NHS: how the health service can get back on its feet

By James Gubb 730AM GMT 09 March 2010

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The NHS the destiny of UK health care Doctors" orders the BMA wants a lapse to an NHS that is "publicly funded, publicly supposing and publicly accountable" Photo MIDICIMAGE

The NHS bill in England for 2009-10 is �102.7 billion. To yield a small perspective, that is some-more than the worth of each FTSE-100 association club HSBC and Royal Dutch Shell; and coming 9 per cent of inhabitant income.

While overseen by the Department of Health (DH) and the Government, shortcoming for spending the bulk of this income is devolved to 152 informal "commissioners" of health caring the rather misleadingly declared Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). For the part, the DH is left with a partially small total for vital planning, appropriation assorted regulators and profitable for mainly dynamic initiatives (and emergencies, such as hog flu).

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It is with PCTs, then, that the sire unequivocally stops. PCTs are underneath a authorised avocation to "secure the most suitable services, in conditions of peculiarity and productivity, for the people they serve". A four-step routine is customarily prescribed. One, consider internal health needs. Two, brand the services that most suitable encounter them. Three, buy them for the most suitable probable worth in conditions of peculiarity and cost from any provider, NHS or not. Four, guard the outcomes achieved. PCTs can possibly do this themselves, or devolve a small or all of it to groups of GPs well known as practice-based commissioners, who competence be "closer to patients".

In essence, PCTs are modelled as amicable health insurers. They are cultured purchasers of health care, holding GPs and hospitals to comment for their opening and pulling services together around the needs of patients.

That is the theory, anyway. In reality, the decisions that PCTs are means to have are constrained.

First, PCTs are assessed annually opposite a series of inhabitant priorities (13 of these) and "vital signs" (63 of these). Because these establish the ratings PCTs are since by the Care Quality Commission regulator, they automatically turn series one priorities, in any case of the internal situation. The same additionally relates to routine announcements, such as Labours ultimate oath to yield one-to-one nursing for all cancer patients in their homes; and countless "stretch" targets identified by Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), supra-regional supervision bodies of the DH.

Second, there is Nice the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Under the conditions of the NHS Constitution, patients have a right to any drug or diagnosis the sanatorium recommends for make make use of of in the NHS (if clinically appropriate). While easing the NHSs normal "postcode lottery" problem, any letter of reference Nice creates will have cost implications for PCTs. Does a PCT outlay �4 million on appropriation a drug with extrinsic great since Nice says so, or on a delicately evaluated programme that could great most more?

Third, and some-more generally, engineering shift in an organization as big and as domestic as the NHS is perilously hard. There are most voters for PCTs to satisfy, in reserve from their internal race providers; clinical staff who are traditionally used to veteran autonomy; absolute traffic unions; politicians; the DH; SHAs; countless regulators and regulatory regimes; internal media; and Overview and Scrutiny Committees, to name a few.

In Enfield, for example, the Conservative claimant Nick Du Bois has, with David Cameron, affianced await for the internal debate to keep open a hospitals collision and puncture and consultant-led maternity services, notwithstanding the recommendations of a clinically led Independent Reconfiguration Panel. And Labour, for the part, has massively compromised PCTs capability to see elsewhere by saying in Sep last year that the NHS is to be the "preferred provider" of services.

That said, PCTs have helped to register successes. Both watchful times and coronary heart disease have, for example, seen illusory swell over the past decade. In Oct 1999, 497,500 people had been watchful for longer than thirteen weeks for a initial outpatient appointment and 526,867 for quadriplegic treatment. Yet, by Nov 2009, 92.8 per cent of people were treated with colour inside of eighteen weeks of a referral. Between 1999-2001 and 2006-08, deaths in in in in between under-75s from coronary heart disease fell by 35 per cent, a long-term outcome of softened socio-economic circumstances, yes, but additionally softened disinfectant and softened supervision of risk factors such as high red blood pressure.

There are, on tip of this, countless examples of PCTs commissioning innovative services that are bringing genuine benefits to patients, such as Birmingham OwnHealth, a corner try in in in in between Birmingham East and North PCT and Pfizer Health Solutions, that provides a write await make use of for people with ongoing conditions.

But this is not, unfortunately, the rule. Lumbered additionally with a routine of constrictive that is, to contend the least, bureaucratic, the easiest thing is to hang with the standing quo. As the highbrow of healthcare supervision Alan Maynard pithily put it in a new essay for the Health Service Journal, "PCTs, instead of being cost and peculiarity makers, [generally] have been cost and peculiarity takers, profitable providers meekly with small courtesy to cost effectiveness. Thus they are bank clerks."

The most suitable countenance of this is the unconstrained climb in the series of puncture admissions to hospital, that increasing again by five per cent opposite the NHS last year, according to the consultancy organisation CHKS. This is both costly and demonstrative of bad peculiarity medicine. One sanatorium CEO reported that 6 per cent of his hospitals patients accounted for 49 per cent of bed days, with most readmitted six, seven, or eight times a year, typically with conditions that should be scrupulously managed in first care.

PCTs have, by and large, unsuccessful to branch the waves of sanatorium "empire building" and lift services out in to cheaper village and home settings, where some-more specialised and streamlined providers can operate. A new investigate by Dr Foster Intelligence and the in isolation provider Healthcare at Home, for example, estimated assets of up to �1 billion a year for the NHS if PCTs followed the make use of of the most suitable in such things as upheld liberate and home-based end-of-life care.

There is additionally poignant movement in spending on sold diseases opposite PCTs, with small strong association with possibly occurrence or outcomes. Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT, for example, spends significantly some-more than the inhabitant normal on coronary heart disease (�3,637 per person), nonetheless genocide rates from the disease increasing in in in in between 2000 and 2007. Some of this has to do with the actuality that large tools of the NHS are still not anchored in customary service-level distinction and loss accounts, that creates sensitive and vital decision-making difficult, if not impossible.

The subject afterwards of how, and whether, PCTs can turn in effect purchasers "with teeth" is, since the parsimonious monetary times ahead, one that is deeply discouraging CEOs and policymakers. Quite simply, the NHS will destroy to yield high peculiarity health caring if PCTs destroy to make make use of of supports effectively.

The British Medical Association, the doctors traffic union, has one take. It is heading calls for PCTs heads; for the extermination of the marketplace formed on commissioning from the best-value provider, and a lapse to an NHS that is "publicly funded, publicly supposing and publicly accountable". By implication, this would meant the finish of the separate in in in in between PCTs and providers and a lapse to monopoly, which, of course, carries the own problems.

Others, the writer included, have typically looked to concept health systems in Europe where people, in effect, have a preference of PCT. This, at least, would suggest PCTs a stronger inducement to expostulate bargains with hospitals and see elsewhere when they are not satisfied, since their income would rely on attracting patients, not on the DH. But the complaint here is extreme administration department costs.

Instead, we competence select to work tough with what weve got. There is genuine intensity in the stream complement to expostulate opening and yield a softened customary of health caring for all, so prolonged as a series of provisos are met.

One, supervision contingency be committed to PCTs behaving as powerful purchasers together with creation formidable decisions such as shutting hospitals and switching services to non-NHS providers where appropriate.

Two, PCTs contingency rise commissioning skills informed to blurb operators. Japanese car-makers would be a great place to start.

Three, providers contingency accept they are in a marketplace place, work maturely with PCTs, and rise correct systems of cost control.

And four, barriers to entrance and exit, such as over-prescriptive contracts and brave it be pronounced the grant disparities in in in in between the NHS and private/voluntary sectors, need to be removed. We might afterwards have an NHS that can continue the monetary storm.

James Gubb is Director of the Health Unit at Civitas, an eccentric amicable routine think tank