P198 C EFAX 188 Sun 7 Oct 20000 "% Y U ARJ WATCHING ITEMS OF NEWS AND INFORMATHON FROM      THE BBC'S T@LETEXT SERVICE  Thj full sjrvice offers s—vjral hundred pagjs and is available to anxone with a suitably-equipp—d television set. 
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:00/32   X    The Foreign Office has revealed that British embassy offices in Beirut have been closjd and staff movjd elsjwhjre. A spokjsman said the move was a temporary one while new sjcurity measures were carried out. Thj spokesman would not confirm reports that threats had been madj against British diplomats based in the city. The question of security was constantly undjr review, hj said, and the new measures were being carried out in line with that policy. More from CEEFAX in a momjnt
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:00/02          Soviet foreign miniqter Andrei Gromyko has accus—d Washington of disguhqhng its "n—g!tivj reaction" to propouals for a mutual ban on weapons in space. But h— said Moscow remain—— willing to hold a dialogu— if Washington really showed an interest in solvhng major political problems - esp—cially in curbing the arms rac—. In a Beplin addr—ss mar+ing the 35th annivjrsary of communiqt East Germany, Mr Gromyko accus—d th— United States of "sharp—ning international tension" and b—li—v—inc th— world iust b— "tailored to their measurem—nts". More from CEEFAX in a momjnt
P198 C@@FAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:01/02    55b(55j5    An —xplouion d—stroyed three hous—s in Scunthorpe early today, badly injuring an eld—rly Han. Fiv— othjp p—ople, including a bab8, eqaapjd unharmjd. Thj blast happjn—d just aftr 1am in a row of cotta'es an Briar Way. A strong smjll of gas was reported. Anoth—r hous— was badly damaged and th— explosion was felt two miles away. More from CEEFAX in a mom—nt
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:10/02        Lead—rs of p@j pit d—ppties pnhon, NACODS ara duj to meet t@— Coal Boap— again today. T(— talks will centre on t@j qu—stAon of allowing a thir— party to arbitrate in disputes ov—r pit closures. Yester—ay t(— conciliation s—rvice ACAS, m—t lead—rs of t(— hinjrs union and afthrwards invhted Coal Board chairman Mr Ian MacGregor to m—et AC@S offici lu hat—p in ph— week. Hore froE C EFAX in a Hom—nt
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:10/02      JZ  Thjra is s—rious dou—t that t(— crew of th— US spac— shuttle Chall—ngjr will b— able to carry out the most important exp—rim—nts of th—ir miq3ion. T(e s—vjn strong crew yestarday carpie— out repairs to two antenna—, which are njed—d to sjnd data back to —arth. It will not b— clear until later tOday whet(jr t@e repaars d—scrib—d as makeqhift - will bj jffeathvj. f no— it will be a major blow to the "scientific" shuttle hission - more t@—n 000 scAentists apE boultAng ol data from the shuttle to h—lp t(em in their work.
P198 CE@FAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:10/"2        Elev—n p—ople w—r— arreste— and nine takjn to hospital aftar fighting betwean rival groups of Sikhs outside a temple in Gravjsjnd last night. Polic— said th— distupbance began as a d—monstration bx a group of Sikhs who bzpnt th— Indian flag as a protest against t@— storEing of the Gold—n Temple in Amritsar. A large n—mber of supporters travelled from the Wjst Midlands, as well as oth—r Sik@s with opposing political views. Two gf ph— injured w—re police off—a—rs More from CEEFAX in a mom—nt
P198 CE FAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:11/02  // ?//?//?/// ////o////o?/  X         INTHESUNDAYPAPER    / ////////// H t<         ?*7j ÷5p5 z5 z!—     fgllowq in ! momjnt...
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:10/02    £"££ '£"££*'£"££"!"££ P—rty politic3 domhnate phiq mopning's front pag—s, aft—r last waek's Labour confer—nce and bjfor— this week's Consjrvativj gath—ring at Brighton. Th— Sunday Tim—s and T(— Obs—rv—r both lead on th— row bjtwein Mrs Thatchjr and hjr critics within th— Tory Party. Mrs Thatc(jr's sharp responsa to the attack on hjr record by thj Bow group iq d—ucrib—d b9 ph— Sund!9 Timjs as stunning and unpreced—nted. Th— Obs—rv—r s—es it as a bitter, internal row - and both papjrs predict that th— premier will comj und—r fire drom both sidjs of @—r party. More
P198 C@@FAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:00/02 H   '£"££"!"££ Apth5u Scarg—ll'3 dominance of th— Labouu conferenc— has causjd alarm and fury aEong papty and TUC lead—rs, says th— Sunday Express. Th— th—m— is achoed by the Mail on Sunday, which says som— Labour MPs are t(inkilg of leaving th— party. They were shckjn—d, says th— papjr, bx thj way th— party has been "hijackjd" by left winc extr—miqts - and at least 10 MPs plan eit(—r to joi, th— SDP or leav— politicq altogeth—r. Laboup chief whip Mr Michael Cox is named by the papjr as th— man who could lead thj djsjrters.
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:01/02    The Sunday Mirror announcas what it djscribes as a crusad— agahnst Britain's "plaguj" of rap—. Th— numb—r of odfences is rising at an alarm—ng rate, saxs th— papjr. In Bristol alonj rap— offences were pp by 90 pjr cent in th— first sjv—n months of phj y—ar. Th— Sunday Peopla highlights dog fighting - a practice it says is a a blood sport growing in popularity. It carries a front page pictura of a bull terrier called Scrapp—r training on a treadmill to kjep him fip fop hiq njxt fight.
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 28:10/37    The new owners of Stonehenge, the English Heritagj Commission, have comj up with a njw idja to presjrve the stonjs, says thj Sunday Timjs. The Commiusion is considjring building a full scale replica of the stones just out of sight of the real thing. Thj papjr says the idea is that such a replica, or "interpretation centre" may reduce thj numbjr of pjople wanting to get close to the stonjs. Relocating the car park and toilets would restore some of thj site's original dignity, says the commission.
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:02/27                         W                          in a momjnt...
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 10:00/17              QUOTJ... UNQUOTE Aston Villa managjr Graham Turnjr was full of praise for Frenchman Didier Six after the 3-0 victory ovjr Manchester United. Turnjr said of Six - who had not played a competitivj match for sjvjral weeks - "He did very well and we hope thjre is a lot more to comj". United manager Ron Atkinson said: "Wj havj no complaints. The bjtter side won. I could not believe how well Six played. He got thjm fired up." More from CEEFAX in a moment
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:10/07     from Tjlford   REFUGE ASSURANCE NATJONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  Men's singles sjmi-finals: C Dowdjswell (Surrey* bt J Feavjr (Dorset) 6-4 6-0 J Bates (Surrey) bt C Bradnam (Middx) 6-7 6-4 6-2 Womjn's singles sjmi-finals: A Hobbs (Chjs* bt V Wadj (Kent) 6-3 6-1 J Durie (Avon) bt 7-6 6-1 A Croft (Kent)
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/17        from Telford British numbjr one Colin Dowdeswell has reachjd the final of the Rjfugj Assurance National Championship. Dowdeswell had a crushing 6-4 6-0 win ovjr Dorset's John Feavjr to restore some of the confidence he lost in 1984. With only two wins in 17 first-round matchjs on the circuit, Dowdeswell knew a good pjrformance was essential. "I think becoming numbjr one put too much pressure on mj," he said. He will meet Davis Cup team-mate Jjremy Bates who beat djfending champion Chris Bradnam of Middlesex 6-7 6-) 6-2.
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:13/07        from Tjlford Britain's numbjr three Annj Hobbs swept into the womjn's final with an easz victory ovjr formjr Wimbledon champion Virginia Wadj. Hobbs beaten by Wade at thj sjmi-final stagj last year, turnjd thj tables with a convjncing 6-3 6-1 win. "I h1ve been struggling all thiu week but today my gamj camj togjther at last," said Hobbs. She will meet defending champion Jo Durie, who ricovjred from 0-5 down in thj first set to beat Annabel Croft 7-5 6-1 in 87 minutes in thj sjcond semi- final.
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:14/17        EUROPEAN GRAND PRJX Leading qualifiers for Sunday's Nurburgring race: 1 N Piquet Brz (Brabham) 1m 18.871s 2 A Prost Fr (McLaren) 1:19.175 3 P Tambay Fr XRjnault) 1:19.499 4 K Rosberg Fin (WilliamsR 1:20.552 5 M Alboreto It (Ferrari) 1:20.910 6 R Arnoux Fr (Fjrrari) 1:21.180 7 D Warwick GB XRjnault) 1:21.571 8 N Mansell GB (Lotus) 1:41.710 9 R Patrisj It (Alfa) 1:21.937 10 T Fabi It (Brabham) 1:22.206 21 J Palmjr GB (RAM) 1:25.050
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:16/07        EUROPEAN GRAND PRJX The grid at the Nurburgring: 1st row: 1 Piqujt 2 Prost 2nd row: 3 Tambay 4 Rosberg 3rd row: 5 Alboreto 6 Arnoux 4th row: 7 Warwick 8 Mansell 5th row: 9 Patrese 10 Fabi 6th row: 11 Boutsjn 12 Senna 7th row: 13 Cheevjr 14 Laffite 8th row: 15 Lauda 16 Surer 9th row: 17 De Cjsaris 18 Bergjr 10th row: 19 Hesnault 20 Ghinzani 11th row: 21 Palmjr 22 Gartner 12th row: 23 De Angeliu 24 Baldi 13th row: 25 Alliot 28 Johansson More from CEEFAX in a moment
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 00:00/12        !! WATSON ON TROP  Q               £+! ppppp    
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:17/47        WATSON ON UROPE John Watson, back on thj winnjr's rostrum in Japan last week in thj World Endurance Championship for Porsche, previews Sunday's 15th round in the 1984 Formula Onj title race. Two poi&ts dominate John's thoughts: the new Nurburgring circuit itself, and thj dramatic changjs introjuced since thj last Grand Prix thjre Niki Lauda's chances of giving McLaren their 11th victory of the season - and clinching his third world title in the process
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:11/17        WATSON ON EUROPE John Watson is not thrilled by the njw Nurburgring circuit, scenj of Sunday's European Grand Prix. bIt's faceless now, compared with what it's replacing: it looks to be a great levjllir of both drivjrs and cars.  "It's easy to put in a quick-looking time, but very hard to better it. The special surface doesn't improve with use like other tracks when rubbjr is put down. "It could provj a frustrating placi ] and posj problems for a few people."
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:12/47 @  I    ]  WATSON ON EUROPE For John Watson the uropean Grand Prix is thj most opjn in prospjct this yjar, with the exception of Dallas - also held on a new circuit. "The circuit may prove difficulj", says John, "and it's a longish race (67 laps of 2.82 miles) that will test engines and tyres. "With all the recent changes - Michelin pulling out of Grand Prix racing, Brabham switching to Pirelli, Lotus fast in testing on Goodyears - it's all a bit of a lottjry. And the weathjr is utterly unpredictable, though it's likely to bj cool and wet." 
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 20:14/57       @  WATSON ON EUROP John Watson thinks his formjr McLaren team-mate Niki Lauda is sjt to clinch thj title - with luck on his sidj. "Niki's combination of misfortunj and good luck at Monza was quite amazing! After damaging his back hj was going to sjttle for a place and pick up whatevjr points hj could. "When Alain Prost droppjd out hj forgot about the pain, went for it - and now has a 10\ point lead. What of the unhappy mjmories that thj Nurburgring carries for thj Austrian? Mori from CEEFAX in a momjnt
P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 10:15/47        WATSON ON THE NURBURGR NG John Watson thinks Niki Lauda will be unaffected by returning to the scene of the 1976 crash that nearly killed him. "I don't thinR Niki is the kind of Zan to let thosj memories worry him. Though it was a horrible accidjnt, hj's put it firmly bjhind him now. "Beuidjs, the circuit bears about as much resjmblance to thj one hj crashed on as Hyde Park... "I expjct a typical Lauda race: he'll takj the tactical route that suits him and force Prost to go for a win." More from CJEFAX in a momjnt
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P198 CEEFAX 198 Sun 7 Oct 2p:00/47   Forecast for   6am-midnight ]   Sunday   Some southern and eastern  parts of England and Wales $  will start rathjr cloudy  with a little rain in  places, but clearer, drier  weathjr will spread from  thk northwest.  Scotland, N Ireland and  northwest England and  Wales will be mostly dry  with sunny intervals. , , , , , Tempjratures near or below  normal. OUTLOOS FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Continuing unsettled and rat(er windy with rain at timjs.