The Independent - 24 Dec 2014

Table of content - The Independent (24 Dec 2014)

Knife-edge Noël: fear grips France after third street attack in three days
Osborne savaged by his closest ally in the Coalition
Try your hand at the ultimate quiz of 2014
‘Free Shaker Aamer...’
Ready for romance
Phoebe Fox
Ian Herbert
Matthew Norman
Evgeny Lebedev
Spiritual – and political
Free Shaker Aamer
Glasgow mourns as lorry crash victims named
The little town with the big city problem
Just don’t mention the ‘K’ word
‘My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat’
You can take the boy out of Leytonstone...
Britain joins battle to screen axed US film
Mind the £27bn gap please
Oscar Williams-Grut
Matthew Norman
Ellen E Jones
Brian Adcock
Toxic? You can’t dominate the European air travel industry if you are a toxic brand
6M
£54bn
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Leopards find sanctuary in landmine zone
Revealed: Guildford Four member’s plea to Obama over last Guantanamo Briton
Revealed: Guildford Four member’s plea to Obama over last Guantanamo Briton
Alexander’s volte face – after nearly five years in Coalition
‘Everyone across the city, across Scotland, across the UK, will be thinking of them’
DEVASTATED FAMILIES
Teacher who helped run Paedophile Information Exchange jailed for abuse
Visiting Afghanistan, I learned that our troops need support in times of peace as well as war
Some six million shoppers will hit the high street in last-minute dash
Bitcoin’s digital promise on hold as its value plummets
‘The Interview’ will be screened in US – but only by select few
Diabetics told to check glucose before driving
Farewell, farewell: sitcom stalwart Jeremy Lloyd dies aged 84
‘This is the only industry dysfunctional enough for me’
No company has done more in the past 20 or 30 years to boost European integration than Ryanair
Ukip’s Bird is cleared but will quit job
Landmine sanctuary: rare leopard finds haven in the lethal legacy of Iran-Iraq war
Bring on the 2015 general election! And another one straight after!
Maggie’s debt to her secret friend Mandy
Stormont leaders agree bailout but flags and marches still divide
France gripped by fear at Christmas
Facing the music
Little town of Bethlehem
Gaza homecoming
Neo-fascist plot
‘I have no home and no hope. I may as well have died from the bombs than live like this’
‘Fear at Christmas’: French attacks spread panic
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie (due to the traffic)
Christmas rush in Pakistan
Italian police make 14 arrests to foil fascist terror plot
The mogul who wants YouTube to face the music – to the tune of $1bn
Billionaire gets five years for corrupt payments
Isis leader blamed for hiker’s death is killed
Call to lift ban on blood donations from gay men
Dozens killed in attacks by suspected separatists
How did Christmas become an orgy of greed?
THE WHITAKER’S QUIZ OF THE YEAR
5.
DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME
I WORKED AND TRAINED FOR THIS, YOU KNOW
RSC hotshots score in a poignant Christmas gem
A cautionary tale from the blogosphere
Brighton rockers the best of a mixed bag
Passionate Prof is in a class of his own
This sexed-up classical music drama is in tune with the times
Chess
Codeword
Concise crossword
Bridge
NEED HELP WITH THE CONCISE OR CRYPTIC CROSSWORD?
SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CONCISE CROSSWORD
Cryptic crossword
Sudoku
Maths Puzzle
Yesterday’s solution
TERMS & CONDITIONS
When his first single bombed his parents told him, ‘Now grow up and go out and get a proper job’
Balance of payments deficit balloons to historic high
Former critics of Tesco are now softening as Dave Lewis’s reforms take shape
Banked! Investors hail the best year for big-money deals since 2007
Fifth bumper payout for Madoff’s fraud victims
Dairy Crest to milk its cash cows
Market Report
Masters of the M&A universe rake in $84bn
Supermarkets sweep Thorntons off shelves
Electra plans to invest £100m in TGI diner chain
Hartley banned for three weeks but can play in Six Nations
Watson shaken up by bouncer blow to the head
Courteau holds talks over joining Team Murray
CRIMES AND BANS
Woods: It is such a relief to be fully fit again
Coach at centre of doping documentary is to sue
Watson shaken up by bouncer blow to the head
Piling on the pressure
Truce truth
Quotes of the Year
Poor Per
‘Punching lockers isn’t the way, there’s only one winner’
Muddy truth of the Christmas Truce game
Agbonlahor free to play as red card is wiped out
Cellino ban put on hold pending January appeal
Koeman moves for Netherlands winger Elia
Yedlin set to join Spurs earlier than expected
Paul Taylor reviews ‘The Christmas Truce’ at the RSC
Documentary recalling Crazy Gang’s ‘thuggery’ has Bassett up in arms
Muddy truth of the Christmas Truce game
There certainly wasn’t the thuggery and bullying depicted. I would never have tolerated that
Chelsea show the certainty to chase a quadruple
Van Gaal backs Rooney’s midfield talents
We will try and we will see if we can do it. I am confident, I believe in my team-mates, so everything is possible
Wenger comes to the defence of hapless Mertesacker
Support pours in for ‘stable’ Carlisle after crash
Truce Truth: Are tales of WW1 Christmas football matches taller than thought?
Van Gaal: Ferguson praise raises pressure
Quotes of 2014

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