HMV Nipper mascot
A lookalike of "Nipper" the HMV dog. 07/09/99: HMV bosses have launched a nationwide search for a new Jack Russell to pose as Nipper. After 10 years in the job the current dog is to retire and the company wants to find a replacement. *...who loves crowds and being treated as a celebrity. Nipper had earlier featured in the painting His Master's Voice by artist Francis Barraud (shown in background) and both the phrase and image were adopted by the Gramophone Company. 23/01/2000: EMI, who hold a 43% stake in the HMV group, has confirmed it is in talks with Time Warner to merge their music divisions, creating the world's largest music company.
Soccer - Football Pools Selection Board
The Chairman of the Pools Selection Board, Lord Brabazon (third r), looks on as his fellow board members, (l-r) Ted Drake, Arthur Ellis, Tom Finney, Tommy Lawton and George Young, predict results for the weekend matches cancelled due to the Big Freeze
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Chess - Sunday Times National Schools' Chess Contest - R.L. Johannes - London
Young chess player, R.L. Johannes, 15, of Dulwich College, London. He is one of the competitors in the Sunday Times national schools' chess tournament at St Ermin's Hotel in London.
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