P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:51  3/13  BOGUS POSTMAN WALKS  OFF WITH £780,000 Police are hunting a bogus postman who walked off with more than £780,000 worth of housing benefit cheques from Manchester Town Hall. But the thief, who wore an authentic postman's outfit to dupe staff, will only be able to cash about £58,000 of his haul. Police say the man, in his early 20s, walked into the town hall on Friday, saying he had come to collect the mail. A clerk took him to an office where he picked up three mailbags of benefit cheques, signed a receipt and left. GUS HOME SHOPPING SUPER BUYS p171 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:30  6/13  ONE DEAD, 10 WOUNDED  ON WEST BANK One Palestinian was killed in the West Bank village of Beit Rima when residents attacked an Israeli patrol. And in Shuweikah, 10 Palestinians were wounded when soldiers opened fire to disperse hundreds of people attending the funeral of a boy killed earlier. Elsewhere in the occupied territories, residents were obsdqving a general strike called by the Moslem fund!lfnt- alist group H!lbs. It was called to show support for detainees and deportees on the anniversary of the founding of Fatah.  CHEAPER MOTOR INSURANCE FROM DIRECT LINE INSURANCE....187 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0033:11  11/13  TORY MPs CONDEMN  DARTS PLAYER'S MBE Tory MPs have criticised the award of an MBE to darts player Eric Bristow for his services to the g!lf in the New Year Honours list (see p169). "This is a clear case for abandoning the honours system altogether," said Hayes and Harlington MP Terry Dicks. "It completely degrades the honours system if we are going to give them to a man whose only claim to falf is that he throws a spear at a dartboard." Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark, MP for Selly Oak, said: "It seems to be that as long as you can make a million out of sport you are bound to get decorated." Bristow out of MFI British Open 132 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0024:00  13/13  HURD LAUNCHES DRIVE  AGAINST VIOLENCE Home Secretary Douglas Hurd has pledged a New Year drive against violent crime, now at an all-time high in England and Wales. In his New Year message, he welcomed the 8% reduction in burglaries to 73,000 over the past 12 months. But he singled out violent crime as the main area of concern for 1989 and said effort and resources would have to be concentrated even more effectively. There was no single answer to fighting crime, but many initiati6—s already under way would bear fruit in the New Year. News headlines 101 Sport 130 Worldwide Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0022:20  4/13  ASIA SUMMIT TACKLES  DRUGS, POVERTY South Asia leaders ended their annual sumlht with a vow to fight the drug trade and a plan to improve the lives of the poor by the yfar 2,000. Members of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation also called on nations to spend less on weapons and more on develo0lfnt. Private talks between Indian Premier Rajiv Gandhi and Pachstan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto overshadowed the Islamabad sunlht. They agreed to sign an accord banning attacks on each other's nuclear plants. DOES YOUR FLAT ROOF LEAK? See 00 3 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0024:11  7/13  REFORMS TOO SLOW  FOR GORBACHEV Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said his reform programme hade made decisive strides but the rate of change had been slower than he had hoped. Shortages and other problems in daily life were still being felt, he said in a New Year address to the Soviet people Productivity had improved, but the provision of housing and social services remained unsatisfactory. The next phase of his political reform would be to "harmonise inter-ethnic relations" — a reference to clashes in the republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan KAYS SENSATIONALXMASBARGAINS 183 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:11  5/13  SATELLITE TV  RIVALS IN AD ROW A row has broken out between rival satellite TV companies over technology. British Satellite Broadcasting attacked an advertisement in The Times for Mr Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television, calling it misleading and damaging. Sky had quoted "top satellite expert" Steve Birkill as saying most viewers would not get better pictures and sound from BSB's D-MAC translhssion system. It added that viewers could not tape MAC progr!llfs. But BSB chief Anthony Simonds-Gooding said Sky's claims "just do not stand up to scrutiny". PRICES WINNERS FROM RUMBELOWS 173 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0025:01  9/13  LABOUR PLEA FOR  MORTGAGE PAYMENT HELP Building societies and banks have been urged by Labour to soften the impact of further rises in the mortgage interest rate. Opposition treasury spokesman Gordon Brown and shadow housing minister Clive Soley said first time buyers especially were facing huge problems. They now want building societies and banks to consider extending repayment periods, fixed interest rate mortgages and special help for first-time buyers. Action was also needed to help home owners falling into arrears and at risk of their properties being repossessed. News headlines 101 Sport 130 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:21  2/13  REAGAN, BUSH SET  TO FIGHT SUBPOENAS President Reagan and president-elect George Bush look set to fight defence subpoenas to testify at the trial of former White House aide Oliver North. No sitting president has ever testified in court in a criminal trial, although Mr Reagan will have left office when the hearing starts on January 31. Constitutional law ex0dpts say a former president is in a much weaaer position because it is not the man but the office which is protected. Sacked Col North faces criminal charges stemljng from the Iran-Contra affair. > LITTLEWOODS HOME SHOPPING on 185/6 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0026:41  12/13  POLL PUTS TORIES  10% UP ON LABOUR The Conservatives enter 1989 with a commanding 10% lead over Labour, according to a new opinion poll. And MORI's findings also show Dr David Owen's SDP has overtaken Mr Paddy Ashdown's Democrats. Mr Neil Kinnock's personal rating is at its lowest since he bec!le party leader — only 27% were satisfied with him. The survey for The Sunday Times puts support for the parties as follows: Tories 46% (45% in November), Labour 36% (37%), SDP 7% (6%), Democrats 6% (8%) and others 5% (4%). News headlines 101 Sport 130 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0022:11  10/13  MY SON WAS NOT THE  PAN AM JET BOMBER The father of a Lebanese student said to have carried the Pan Am bomb says the allegations are "totally false". It has been suggested Khalid Jaafar,who was staying with Lebanese friends in Frankfurt was unaware he had the bomb on him when he boarded the jet there. His father Nazhp dimissed the reports and FBI agents who questioned him said they had no evidence linking the bombing with Khalid. Mr Jaafer is now suing Pan Am for $50m in an American court, arguing that lax security led to his 20-year-old son's death. News headlines 101 Sport 130 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0025:43  1/13  BOMB FACTORY: ARRESTS  IN DAWN RAIDS Anti-Terrorist Squad officers have detained several people in raids in the London area, but Scotland Yard declined to say how many or where. The dawn raids were in connection with the bomb factory found in London after a shooting incident last week, when two men escaped. The Yard said that police now believed an artist's impression of one of them "may be identical to Patrick Sheehy, 28, from Limerick in Southern Ireland". A spokesman said both were still believed to be at large in this country WILLIAM HILL RACELINE — p468 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide
P119 ORACLE 119 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:10  8/13  ACTION NEEDED TO  AVERT 'GREEN' CRISIS Urgent action is needed now to reverse the crisis facing the world environment says a major report. The Institute for Enviroment and Develo0lfnt and the World Resources Institute says the greenhouse effect could raise temperatures by 7C by 2030. Such an ifcrease, they warn, would melt polar icecaps flooding areas like Egypt and Bangladesh and cost the Netherlands billions of pounds to hold back the sea "Increased enviroVlfntal concern shown by various political leaders gives grounds for hope, but action is needed to match the rhetoric," the report says News headlines 101 Sport 130 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide