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Articles from August 21, 2007

160mph Hurricane Dean Hits Mexico; on the Run: School Buses in Texas Move South out of Dean's Path Getting Away: Tourists Wait for Flights out of Cancun, While, below, Residents in Belize Prepare for Dean, Left
Byline: ED HARRIS MEXICO was today bearing the full force of Hurricane Dean, the tropicalstorm that has already devastated parts of the Caribbean. Thousands of British tourists fled the country's beaches as Dean strengthenedovernight to a "potentially...
700,000 East European Migrants in Three Years
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM MORE than 700,000 East Europeans have come to Britain to work since theexpansion of the European Union in 2004. New figures from the Home Office today show more than half the total migrantsare from Poland, while 25,000...
A&E Closures Put Lives at Risk, Ministers Told; Sick List: Five A&E Departments in London Are Said to Be under Threat
Byline: JASON BEATTIE MINISTERS today came under pressure to rethink plans to close ordowngrade accident and emergency units in London as new research showed thechanges could put lives at risk. A study has found that seriously ill patients were...
A Father-and-Son Relationship to Touch a Chord in Everyone; Emotional Intensity: Matthew Beard and Jim Broadbent in Anand Tucker's Film of Blake Morrison's Memoir
Byline: Nick Roddick Extraordinary Rendition Filmhouse ... And When Did You Last See Your Father? Dominion . WITH little to link them other than their nationality, Jim Threapleton'sExtraordinary Rendition and Anand Tucker's And When Did...
A-Level Boy Killed in Car Crash Gives Chance of Life to Six People; Exam Hopes: Glen Edwards
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS A TEENAGER killed in a car crash on the way to collect his exam resultshas given six people the chance of a new life. Glen Edwards, 18, from Uxbridge, died after the Vauxhall Corsa he wastravelling in was involved in a four-car...
An Unfair Casualty of the BBC's Script Police
THE splendidly Orwellian Department of Editorial Guidelines at the BBChas rejected a storyline for the hospital soap Casualty on the grounds that itmight be seen to be stereotyping British Muslims as Islamist extremists. Thestoryline was to show the...
An Unfair Casualty of the BBC's Script Police
Byline: WILL SELF THE splendidly Orwellian Department of Editorial Guidelines at the BBChas rejected a storyline for the hospital soap Casualty on the grounds that itmight be seen to be stereotyping British Muslims as Islamist extremists. Thestoryline...
Bluebeard's Terror Is Captured in Concert
Byline: Nick Kimberley Philharmonia Orchestra/Dohnanyi Albert Hall . AT ITS best, opera in theatre achieves a wild delirium that concertperformances tend to domesticate. But if one opera can survive in concert, it'sBartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle....
Briatore to Clear Final Hurdle for QPR Deal; Going Places: Michael Mancienne Shines for the England Under-19s
RENAULT chief Flavio Briatore will complete his takeover of Queens ParkRangers within the next 24 hours. And Michael Mancienne, who is on a season's loan at QPR from Chelsea, believesthe arrival of new funds could ensure Rangers get back in the...
Bright Alternatives to Life in the Big Smoke; A Glowing Future: The University of Hertfordshire Has Impressive State-of-the-Art Architecture
AS ANY student knows, the place you choose to study is as important asyour choice of course. Are you drawn to a campus-style university or would youprefer a university which dominates the town around it? Do you want a cheap andaccessible nightlife...
Cameron Rejects New Paternity Leave Policy
Byline: JASON BEATTIE DAVID CAMERON today distanced himself from a policy group whichrecommended paid leave for all parents and an extra three bank holidays a year. The radical proposals were drawn up by the "general wellbeing policy group"appointed...
Candy Bros Scupper US Embassy Plan; Barracks Deal Off: Nicholas Candy and US Ambassador Robert Tuttle
THE STRUGGLE to find poor old Uncle Sam a new home in the capitalcontinues. Earlier in the year I reported that the US embassy had decided to move out ofits Grosvenor Square headquarters, following years of wrangling withWestminster council and...
Care of Young Offenders Costs [Pounds Sterling]500m a Year
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE most troubled teenage criminals cost the public more than [pounds sterling]500million a year, a report reveals today. The study, which will fuel concerns about the impact of youth crime, analysesthe activities of 6,500...
Charities Need More Help
HAVING worked with young people in the fields of social work and youthcrime for 15 years, I support Deputy Assistant Commissioner Alf Hitchcock'scall for a "three strikes and you're out" law against carrying a knifeonce obstacles such as sentences...
City Is Braced as US Investors Play Safe; Case of the Jitters : Wall Street Made Losses and Gains of 100 Points before the Dow Closed Up. Investors Shunned Money and Equities, and Rushed into Government Bonds
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE City was preparing for another stormy session today after aturbulent ride on Wall Street saw investors turn to the safety of US Treasurybonds. Shares in London made tentative gains in early trading with the FTSE 100 indexof...
Claims for Lost Luggage Soar after BA Admits Backlog of 22,000 Bags; Jumbo Delays: BA Has Had a Series of Problems with Its Baggage System at Heathrow
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN TRAVEL insurance claims for lost luggage have soared in the wake of theBritish Airways baggage crisis. Norwich Union said it had seen a 40 per cent rise in claims for missing baggagein the first six months of the year....
Clearing: Your Passport to Uni
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON ARE you still waiting to find the course that will shape your futureafter getting your Alevel grades last week? If you are then you need to keepcalm. More than 30,000 students use the clearing system to find a place atuniversity...
Creativity Is the Key to Success; 1. Steps in the Right Direction: Nationally There Has Been a 43 per Cent Increase in Applications for Dance Courses, Boosted by TV Shows Such as Dancing on Ice 2. Potential: Jason Falconer
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON THOSE who labour under the impression that all universities are ancientseats of learning offering similarly traditional courses in classics andmathematics are in for a shock. Once what would now be considered as straight...
Crisis Cloud over Imperial's Spanish Bid
Byline: DAVID CHARLES FEARS were growing today that Imperial Tobacco's planned [pounds sterling]8.5 billiontakeover of Spanish rival Altadis could fall foul of the global credit marketscrisis. Citigroup analyst Adam Spielman said in a research...
CRITIC'S CHOICE; Strings Attached: Ed Harris as the German Composer in Agneiska Holland's Copying Beethoven
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Copying Beethoven 12A, 104 minsThe fictitious tale of a young woman (Diane Kruger) engaged as a cantankerousBeethoven's copyist towards the end of his life. Well mounted by directorAgneiska Holland and with a fine stab at Ludwig...
Deport the Lawrence Killer
WHEN the Government incorporated the Human Rights Act into British lawit did not foresee that this would so often impede its efforts to extraditecriminals and terrorist suspects from Britain. Rarely, however, has the Actseemed so contrary to common...
Doctor Hits Back at Maddy Smears; Smears: Friends Have Rushed to Back Russell O'Brien
Byline: ROBERTMENDICK THE British doctor at the centre of a smear campaign over thedisappearance of Madeleine McCann spoke out to defend himself today. Portuguese newspapers have suggested that Russell O'Brien, who was dining withKate and Gerry...
Doherty Goes Free after Police Miss Court Deadline; Cuffed: Pete Doherty Is Escorted into a Van at Bethnal Green on Way to Court
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT PETE DOHERTY gave a V sign today as he walked free from court on atechnicality after a police blunder. The Babyshambles frontman had been expected to be jailed as he faced charges ofbreaching bail conditions following...
Eight-Week Baby Killed as Car Hits Pavement; Accident Scene: Other Families Pass the Scene of the Tragedy in Park Avenue, Willesden
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR A TWO-MONTH-OLD boy died when a car veered off the road and hit hispushchair. The child was being pushed by his mother when the vehicle, driven by a62-year-old man, swerved off the road and drove along a narrow pavement beforehitting...
Every Roof Should Have One; Winds of Change: An Artist's Impression of a Kent Housing Scheme with Wind Turbines. Developers May Soon Be Forced to Include Similar Renewable Energy Sources in All Future Projects
Byline: PAUL WAUGH GREEN energy devices such as wind turbines and solar panels are to bemade compulsory on millions of new homes and offices under government plans toboost green energy. Housing minister Yvette Cooper is determined to push ahead...
Fabulous Kanye Cuts through the TV Fakery; Diamond Geezer: West Manages to Rise above Rap's Cliches despite Treating the Audience - Including the X Factor's Leona Lewis, Right - as extrasFabulous Kanye Cuts
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD EVEN prisoners get offered a glass of water. Alas, this was not aprivilege extended to the initially excited but soon cramped and parched crowdwho sweltered under television lights for 90 minutes without access tosustenance...
Fabulous Kanye Cuts through the TV Fakery; Diamond Geezer: West Manages to Rise above Rap's Cliches despite Treating the Audience Including the X Factor's Leona Lewis, Right as extrasFabulous Kanye Cuts
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD REVIEW Kanye West.. Westminster Central Hall EVEN prisoners get offered a glass of water. Alas, this was not a privilegeextended to the initially excited but soon cramped and parched crowd whosweltered under television...
Feelgood Factor
Byline: Esther Walker The Skin Matters Facial What is it? A complete "problem-solving facial",which is tailor-made to your skin and your skin's problems. What does it claim? Top facialist Joanne Evans, who has 18 years' experience,has seen it...
FEEL THE Burn; 1.not for Ninnies: British Military Fitness Classes Are Tough Going 2.heavy Metal: Kettlebells Will Burn Calories for 36 Hours 3.get the Glow: Work Up a Sweat with Roller Skating (Left) or Our Other Great Activities
Byline: Bella Blissett FOR years we've been told that our 30-minute walk to work, a stint inthe garden and even half an hour of hoovering three times a week is enoughexercise to keep us fit and healthy. But now American scientists are confirmingwhat...
FEEL THE Burn; Get the Glow: Work Up a Sweat with Roller Skating (Left) or Our Other Great Activities Not for Ninnies: British Military Fitness Classes Are Tough Going
FOR years we've been told that our 30-minute walk to work, a stint inthe garden and even half an hour of hoovering three times a week is enoughexercise to keep us fit and healthy. But now American scientists are confirmingwhat the best personal trainers...
From Fast Food to Political Intrigue; Power Play: Governer Morris (Trystan Gravelle), One of the Architects of the US Constitution, and His Mistress Sarah (Rhiannon Oliver) in We the People by Eric Schlosser, Below
Byline: NICK CURTIS WE THE PEOPLE is an intriguing project on many levels. Why has EricSchlosser, the investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation, writtena play about the lengthy wrangling that accompanied the drafting of theAmerican...
Gallery and Trail to Expose History of Slave Trade
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK THE capital is to get two permanent memorials to the slave trade. A gallery exploring London's role within the trade will be opened at the Museumin Docklands and the route of a heritage trail is being drawn up to link...
Give Me the Dignity of Labour; Holiday Handful: Patrick with Ella and Jamie
Byline: PATRICK TATHAM CHILDREN are for lifenot just for alternate weekends." So pro- claimed the bumpersticker on a carparked outside my front door this morning. Although full of pathos, it struck me as slightly ironic. Any lone parent onthe...
Good Vibrations Bring Beach Boy Brian Back; Smile: Brian Wilson Cherishes His UK Audience
Byline: LOUISE JURY BEACH BOY Brian Wilson is coming to London to perform a new workcommissioned by the Southbank Centre. The 65-year-old singer said he was looking forward to returning and saw thecentre as his "spiritual home away from home"...
Hamann Warns the Germans Are Coming; Standard Bearer: Dietmar Hamann, Tackling Paul Scholes on Sunday, Has Been a Rare German Success in England - Though He Expects More to Follow
Byline: Wayne Veysey AS SOMEONE who carries around a copy of the Racing Post in his backpocket, likes a pint and is a big cricket fan, Dietmar Hamann has come to be aregarded as an Anglophile during his decade in the Premier League. Few foreign...
Head's Widow Rages at 'Inhuman' Rights Act; Anger: Frances Lawrence, Right, Attacked the Decision Not to Deport Her Husband's Killer, Learco Chindamo, Left, on the Basis That to Do So Would Infringe His Human Rights Proud Father: Philip Lawrence with His Four Children, Unity, Maroushka, Lucien and Myfanwy. Mr Lawrence, Who Would Have Been 60 Today, Was Stabbed to Death Defending a Pupil
Byline: PAUL WAUGH DAVID CAMERON called for the Human Rights Act to be scrapped today afterthe widow of murdered headteacher Philip Lawrence declared the law "bypasseshumanity". Immigration judges ruled yesterday that Italian-born Learco Chindamo,...
Hedge Fund Tycoon Too Busy to Get Maserati from Pound; Rich Excuse: Bertrand Des Pallieres Said He Had No Time to Reclaim His Impounded Maserati Cambiocorsa, above, from the TfL Depot Where It Had Been since Beinfg Towed in May
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR A HEDGE fund tycoon who ran up thousands of pounds of motoring finesabandoned his [pounds sterling]80,000 supercar in a pound for three months - because he was toobusy to collect it. Bertrand Des Pallieres ran up 65 congestion...
Hobbies, Sport? No Way, My Son's a Gadget Fiend
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH THIS morning I was hit by the terrible thought that the summer holidaysare virtually over and that when my eldest son, Raymond, nearly 11, gets backto school he will be asked to write an essay on what he has done in the pasteight...
Housebuilders Still on Form despite the Rate-Rise Buffeting; Sound Foundations: Persimmon Chief Mike Farley Said There Are Plenty of Mortgage Funds Available and the Peak in Rates Willhelp the Sector
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN HOUSEBUILDERS today delivered a bullish update on the housing market inand around London despite rising interest rates and the shake-out of financialmarkets. Mike Farley, chief executive of Britain's second-biggest homebuilder...
'Inhuman' Rights Act Cameron Joins; Sorry. BBC Man Who Wishes Maroushka, Lucien and Myfanwy. Mr Lawrence, Who Would Have Been 60 Today, Was Stabbed to Death Defending a Pupil
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR, JASON BEATTIE he'd stepped DAVID CAMERON today led calls for the Government to savethe pioneering children's charity Kids Company. Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has warned she will have to closethe Londonbased...
It's All Systems Go for Luca's Moon Mission; Frame in the Group 3 Gordon StakesWeighted to Win: Purple Moon (Far Left) Can Give Trainer Luca Cumani Another Ebor Victory Tomorrow
Byline: WILL HAYLER PUNTERS looking to find the route to success in tomorrow's [pounds sterling]200,000Totesport Ebor at York need to concentrate upon just two words - 'Luca' and'Cumani'. The shrewd Newmarket trainer has not just sent out two...
It's All Systems Go for Luca's Moon Mission; Weighted to Win: Purple Moon (Far Left) Can Give Trainer Luca Cumani Another Ebor Victory Tomorrow
Byline: WILL HAYLER PUNTERS looking to find the route to success in tomorrow's [pounds sterling]200,000Totesport Ebor at York need to concentrate upon just two words - 'Luca' and'Cumani'. The shrewd Newmarket trainer has not just sent out two...
It's out with the Old. and in with the Even Older; ...and in withMarching Orders: An Antony Gormley Life-Size Statue Is Removed from Waterloo Bridge as the British Museum's Katrina Whenham Looks over One of the Terracotta Warriors
Byline: LOUISE JURY AS one set of men is towed away, another marches into view. On the South Bank work has begun on the slow removal of the 31 statues byAntony Gormley that have proved such a talking point since May. Meanwhile, in the British...
Jack Straw Links Absent Fathers to Gang Violence
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR JACK STRAW today blamed black fathers who deserted their children forthe spread of gang violence in inner cities. The Justice Secretary said the problem of "lads needing dads" was particularlyacute in the Afro-Caribbean community....
KLINSMANN WAS THE BEST OF GERMANY'S EXPORTS TO THE UK, BUT SOME OTHERS FELL FLAT ... Germanic Icon: Jurgen Klinsmann Claimed the Footballer of the Year Award in His First Season at Spurs Oh Dear: Michael Ballack's Return on the Pitch Has Not Matched His High Costs
BERT TRAUTMANN (Pictured below) His heroics in Manchester City's 1956 FACup Final win when he played on despite having a broken vertebra in his neckwon him the hearts of the English public. JENS LEHMANN A second goalkeeper in this XI might be cheating...
KLINSMANN WAS THE BEST OF GERMANY'S EXPORTS TO THE UK, BUT SOME OTHERS FELL FLAT ... Germanic Icon: Jurgen Klinsmann Claimed the Footballer of the Year Award in His First Season at Spurs Riedle Riddle: Karl- Heinz's Goals-Togames Ratio Was Less Than Inspiring Oh Dear: Michael Ballack's Return on the Pitch Has Not Matched His High Costs
BERT TRAUTMANN (Pictured below) His heroics in Manchester City's 1956 FACup Final win when he played on despite having a broken vertebra in his neckwon him the hearts of the English public. JENS LEHMANN A second goalkeeper in this XI might be cheating...
KLINSMANN WAS THE BEST OF GERMANY'S EXPORTS TO THE UK, BUT SOME OTHERS FELL FLAT ... Oh Dear: Michael Ballack's Return on the Pitch Has Not Matched His High Costs
... AND A FEW OF THOSE WHO HAVE FOUND IT TOUGH BERT TRAUTMANN (Pictured below) His heroics in Manchester City's 1956 FA CupFinal win when he played on despite having a broken vertebra in his neck wonhim the hearts of the English public. JENS...
Law Firm 'Pays [Pounds Sterling]1m' to Gay Partner in Bias Case
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY ONE of London's leading law firms has paid out an undisclosed sum to apartner who claimed he had suffered discrimination because he is gay. Michael Bryceland, a former partner in the competition department, suedClifford...
London Live
Byline: MARIANA VALLE Word on the street WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT THERE PAINTBALLING The PaintballCentre, Wood Wharf, Prestons Road, Canary Wharf. Mon-Fri 8am-9.30pm, [pounds sterling]35 perperson, minimum of 10 people per session (0845 121 1515, www.londonpaintball.com)...
Mancienne: QPR Will Be Revitalised by Takeover; Going Places: Michael Mancienne Shines for the England Under-19s
Byline: Simon Johnson MICHAEL MANCIENNE today welcomed Flavio Briatore's impending takeover atQueens Park Rangers, insisting the Italian's investment can take the club backinto the Premier League. Mancienne is on a season's loan at QPR from Chelsea,...
Morgan Stanley's Backing Stops the Rot at Whitbread
Byline: MICKEY CLARK HARRY HEDGE FUND and speculators in general have suffered heavy lossestrading Whitbread shares in recent weeks. Chatter about a bid for the leisuregroup has come to nothing, and recent margin calls have left many suffering biglosses....
Morgan Stanley's Backing Stops the Rot at Whitbread
Byline: MICKEY CLARK HARRY Hedge Fund and speculators in general have suffered heavy lossestrading Whitbread shares in recent weeks. Chatter about a bid for the leisuregroup has come to nothing, and recent margin calls have left many suffering biglosses....
Morgan Stanley's Backing Stops the Rot at Whitbread
Byline: MICKEY CLARK HARRY hedge fund and speculators in general have suffered heavy lossestrading Whitbread shares in recent weeks. Chatter about a bid for the leisuregroup has come to nothing, and recent margin calls have left many suffering biglosses....
Mumbo-Jumbo, Metaphors and a Black Hole in Logic
Byline: PETE CLARK LAST WEEK, I had occasion to take issue with Richard Dawkins for takinga sledgehammer to those nutters who believe in astrology and associatedfantasies. It seemed a waste of the great rationalist's talents to drawattention to...
No Easy Cures for Surgery Hours Row
Byline: MARK PORTER PRIMARY Care Trusts are being urged by the Government to considertendering GP services out to private companies unless doctors start openingtheir surgeries for longer. This is a thinly veiled threat designed to forcereluctant...
Out with the Old. ...and in withMarching Orders: One of Antony Gormley's Statues Leaves Waterloo Bridge, above, as the British Museum's Katrina Whenham Looks over a Terracotta Warrior, Right
Byline: LOUISE JURY AS one set of men is towed away, another marches into view. On the South Bank work has begun on the slow removal of the 31 statues byAntony Gormley that have proved such a talking point since May. Meanwhile, in the British...
Out with the Old. ... and in with the Even Older; Marching Orders: One of Antony Gormley's Statues Leaves Waterloo Bridge, above, as the British Museum's Katrina Whenham Looks over a Terracotta Warrior, Right
Byline: LOUISE JURY AS one set of men is towed away, another marches into view. On the South Bank work has begun on the slow removal of the 31 statues byAntony Gormley that have proved such a talking point since May. Meanwhile, in the British...
Panic, Then Relief as Hurricane Hits Land; on the Run: School Buses in Texas Move South out of Dean's Path Blown Away: 165mph Winds Lash Chetumal, Left, as Dean, below, Hits the Yucatan. Above: Tourists at Cancun Airport
Byline: ED HARRIS THOUSANDS of British tourists were caught up in the chaos today as thestrongest Atlantic hurricane in almost 20 years hit Mexico. Hurricane Dean crashed into the Yucatan peninsula with winds of up to 165mph. Some 3,000 Britons...
Panic, Then Relief as Hurricane Hits Land; on the Run: School Buses in Texas Move South out of Dean's Path Getting Away: Tourists Wait for Flights out of Cancun, While, below, Residents in Belize Prepare for Dean, Left
Byline: ED HARRIS HURRICANE DEAN brought chaos to British tourists in Mexico today as thestorm hit resorts including Cancun. Thousands of Britons fled the country's beaches as Dean crashed into theYucatan peninsula with winds of up to 160mph....
Persimmon Is Still on Form despite the Rate-Rise Buffeting
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN DEMAND for luxury homes in London helped developer Northacre post a12% rise in annual profits to [pounds sterling]2.6 million today. One lucrative deal forthe AIM-listed firm was the sale of six apartments on Park Street, Mayfair.Kerry...
Persimmon Is Still on Form despite the Rate-Rise Buffeting
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon today delivered a bullish update on the housingmarket despite rising interest rates and the crisis in global credit markets. Chief executive Mike Farley said families are still prepared to take outmortgages...
Persimmon Is Still on Form despite the Rate-Rise Buffeting
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN FTSE 100 up 0.9 at 6079.6 [pounds sterling]1 buys $1.9836 down 0.44 cent HOUSEBUILDERPersimmon today delivered a bullish update on the housing market despite risinginterest rates and the crisis in global credit markets. Chief...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY TRIBE 9PM, BBC 2 "Film-makers have come before," the chief of the Matistells intrepid Bruce Parry, "and made us angry." In fact, the likeable Parry(right) engages in something of a heated debate with the chief of the Amazoniantribe...
Prior's Six-and-Out Show Exposes Frailty at the Top; Prior's Six-and-Out showDown and Out: Forlorn Matt Prior Begins the Long Walk Back to the Pavilion as Zaheer Khan Celebrates His Dismissal of England's Opener Today
Byline: David Lloyd MATT PRIOR again missed out with the bat at Southampton today as Englandmade a stuttering start to their opening one-day international against India. Prior, under pressure after keeping poorly and being dismissed for a duckduring...
Ramos in No Rush
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON SEVILLA coach Juande Ramos has told Tottenham he will let them know intwo weeks whether he will take over at White Hart Lane, with Martin Jol'stenure as manager looking increasingly doomed. A source close to Ramos today...
Ramos in No Rush
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON SEVILLA coach Juande Ramos has told Tottenham he will give them adecision on whether he will take over at White Hart Lane in two weeks asmanager Martin Jol's time at White Hart Lane increasingly looks doomed. It has been...
Rollercoaster as UK Bank Gets Crisis Loan; No Lifeline: Central Banks Including the US Federal Reserve and the ECB Have Pumped Billions into Money Markets to Restore Liquidity but BoE Governor Mervyn King Has Refused to Follow Suit
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN A BRITISH bank has been forced to borrow emergency funds from the Bankof England in a sign the credit crunch is deepening. The Bank of England today said it lent [pounds sterling]314 million from its lending facilityfor the...
Sacked& for Standing Up to Thug at Station; Challenge: Rail Guard Paul Yarwood Who Has Been Forced to Put His House Up for Sale after Being Sacked for Tackling a Violent Fare Dodger
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS A RAIL guard has been fired for defending commuters from a violent faredodger. Paul Yarwood, 44, came to the rescue after a drunken passenger abusedtravellers and threatened staff with a broom at Colchester station. But...
Sacked. Guard Who Tackled Station Thug; No Job: Guard Paul Yarwood Has Had to Put House Up for Sale
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS A RAIL guard has been fired for defending commuters from a violent faredodger. Paul Yarwood, 44, came to the rescue after a drunken passenger abusedtravellers and threatened staff with a broom at Colchester station. But...
Sex, Drugs and the Secret Life of a Rabbi's Daughter; Creative Calm: Reva Mann Now Lives in Jerusalem and Has Found That Writing Her Books Has Given Her Stability
Byline: DAVID COHEN REVA Mann drapes herself over a padded leather chair in the lobby bar ofthe Montcalm Hotel in west London and shoots me a wickedly guilty smile. "WhenI was a teenager, this was my stamping ground," she says. Next door, she pointsout,...
SHAMBOLIC; Lucky Escape: Pete Doherty Makes a Defiant Gesture as He Emerges from Court in Hammersmith Today
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT PETE DOHERTY signalled his defiance with a V sign today as he walkedfree from court on a technicality after a police blunder. The Babyshambles frontman had been expected to be jailed as he faced charges ofbreaching bail...
Shares U-Turn as UK Bank Gets Crisis Loan; out of Step: Central Banks Including the US Federal Reserve and the ECB Have Pumped Billions into Money Markets to Restore Liquidity but BoE Governor Mervyn King Has Refused to Follow Suit
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE Bank of England today dug deep into its emergency fund to bail out aBritish bank hit by the credit crisis. The unnamed bank took a begging bowl to Threadneedle Street and borrowed [pounds sterling]314million from the Bank...
Shaun Back on the Right Track Again; Flying High: Shaun Wright-Phillips Has Had a Great Start to the Season at Chelsea
Byline: KEN DYER STEVE McCLAREN and Jose Mourinho agree that the one thing whichimpresses them above all about Shaun Wright-Phillips is his mental strength. Chelsea's 'pocket rocket' has been written off by his critics, both withEngland and his...
Smears Implicate Doctor Friend in Maddy Mystery
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK A BRITISH doctor was at the centre of a smear campaign today over thedisappearance of Madeleine McCann. Friends raced to defend hospital consultant Russell O'Brien, who was diningwith Kate and Gerry McCann on the night...
Sorry. BBC Man Who Wishes He'd Stepped in; "Unhappy": Jeremy Vine Often Thinks of the Time He Did Nothing
Byline: ANNA DAVIS BBC PRESENTER Jeremy Vine today joined the debate over whether tointervene against yobs as he told how he challenged a man on a bus. The Radio 2 host described how he came to the aid of a bus driver being abusedby a passenger....
Taking Stock
Seymour Pierce has started coverage of Synchronica with a buy rating and15p target after Sun Microsystems paid an initial $1.8 million ([pounds sterling]908,000) tolicense its mobile gateway for use with its software products.. BANKING AND FINANCE...
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE Cazenove does not believe capital markets will beclosed to Northern Rock for any significant period, if at all. Northern Rock isa highly rated issuer of prime residential mortgage-backed securities albeit atwhat is likely to be...
Theo Should Be in Squad, Says Wenger; Flying High: Shaun Wright-Phillips Has Had a Great Start to the Season at Chelsea
Byline: KEN DYER ANDY JOHNSON today pulled out of England's friendly against Germany asArsene Wenger admitted he was surprised his striker Theo Walcott had not beenrecalled to the squad. The withdrawal of Everton forward Johnson due to fluid...
Theo Should Be in Squad, Says Wenger; Flying High: Shaun Wright-Phillips Has Had a Great Start to the Season at Chelsea
Byline: KEN DYER ANDY JOHNSON today pulled out of Englands friendly against Germany asArsene Wenger admitted he was surprised his striker Theo Walcott had not beenrecalled to the squad. The withdrawal of Everton forward Johnson due to fluid on...
The TV Guru, a Summer School in the Caribbean and the Cash That Vanished; the Missing Guru: Parents Who Paid Yolande Beckles [Pounds Sterling]1,000-Achild for a 10-Day Educational Trip to the Caribbean Have Heard Nothing More from TV's Selfstyled Expert on Teenage Learning
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK CHARISMATIC, charming and larger than life, Yolande Beckles is apersuasive talker whose nononsense approach to education impresses parents andsuggests that even the most impoverished kids can rise out of squalor byworking...
The TV Guru, a Summer School in the Caribbean and the Vanishing Cash; 1.angry: Funmi Wood and Her Son Gbenga Fear the Trip to the West Indies They Were Sold by Yolande Beckles Will Never Happen 2.the Missing Guru: Parents Who Paid Yolande Beckles [Pounds Sterling]1,000 for A10-Day Educational Trip to the Caribbean Have Heard Nothing More from TV's Self-Styled Expert on Teenage Learning
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK CHARISMATIC, charming and larger than life, Yolande Beckles is apersuasive talker whose nononsense approach to education impresses parents andthat suggests even the most impoverished kids can rise out of squalor byworking...
This Stand-Aside Society Shames Us All; Another Young Life Cut Short: Adam Regis, 15, Stabbed to Death in East London on His Way Home from a Cinema
Byline: ANDREW ANTHONY THESE days it's a rare Londoner who has not been a witness to or avictim of violent crimeonly today the Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine has spoken of the horror of seeinga vicious assault on the Underground, and being ashamed...
Tokyo Killer Tortured Lindsay Ann for 36 Hours before She Died; Gagged: Lindsay Ann
Byline: ED HARRIS GRUESOME details emerged today of the final hours of Lindsay Ann Hawker,the British teacher whose body was found in a sand-filled bath in Japan. The 22-year-old had been gagged, bound and brutally beaten. She may havesurvived...
Tories in 'Three Years Paternity Leave' Plan
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE Conservatives are looking to woo voters with plans for three yearsof paid paternity leave and three extra bank holidays a year. The unashamedly-populist proposals form the centrepiece of the party's policyreview on "quality...
Under-Fire Prior Has Got to Keep Wannabes at Bay; at Full Stretch: Matt Prior Attempts a Diving Stop during the Third Test against India at the Oval, Where He Also Failed to Perform with the Bat
Byline: David Lloyd MATT PRIOR will feel the hot breath of competition on the back of hisneck today when England try to launch their seven-match NatWest one-day seriesagainst India with a victory at Southampton's Rose Bowl. Ridiculed by some...
Under-Fire Prior Must Let His Actions Do the Talking
Byline: David Lloyd MATT PRIOR will feel the hot breath of competition on the back of hisneck today when England try to launch their seven-match NatWest one-day seriesagainst India with a victory at Southampton's Rose Bowl. Ridiculed by some...
Vine: Next Time I Will Step in to Stop Attack
Byline: ANNA DAVIS BBC PRESENTER Jeremy Vine today joined the debate over whether tointervene against yobs as he told how he challenged a thug on a bus. The Radio 2 host described how he came to the aid of a bus driver being abusedby a passenger....
Virgin Media Chief Quits and Heads Home
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH VIRGIN MEDIA was facing further uncertainty today after it emerged thatchief executive Steve Burch has abruptly quit. Citing "personal and family reasons", Burch, in his late 50s, said he isreturning home to the US with...
Wanted: A Stern Editor for Authors Who Write Too Much
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE SOME AUTHORS are too prolific for their own good. Joyce Carol Oates hasjust published her 36th novel, which is more than 600 pages long (that's notincluding her 30 collections of short stories, eight volumes of poetry,...
We're Back: 12 Hours after Eviction Peace Protesters Return to Parliament Square; 1.eyesores: Security Measures Such as the Anti-Terror Barrier, Left, Already Clutter Parliament Square. Right: A Typical View That Tourists Now Have 2.penned In: A 6ft Fence Now Limits the Size of Brian Haw's Peace Camp in Parliament Square. He Says He Will Return to Court to Have It Taken Down
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK PEACE protesters have returned to Parliament Squarewithin 12 hours of their mass eviction. Police and Greater London Authority officials swooped on dozens of anti-warcampaigners camping on the grass opposite the Palace...
We're Back: 12 Hours after Eviction, Peace Protesters Return to Parliament Square; We're Back: 12 Hours afterPenned In: A 6ft Fence Now Limits the Size of Brian Haw's Peace Camp in Parliament Square. He Says He Will Return to Court to Have It Taken Down
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK PEACE protesters have returned to Parliament Square - within 12 hours oftheir mass eviction. Police and Greater London Authority officials swooped on dozens of anti-warcampaigners camping on the grass opposite the Palace...
Why Travel the World? Helping Hand: Tom Butterworth, Front, Works with Darren Peregrinco-Brimah, Left, and John Wood at a Supported Living Service in Fulham
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON A RETURN ticket to Australia is not the only way to glimpse a differentworld if you're taking time out before university. "A lot of people are beginning to realise that the best gap year they can haveis within 10 miles...
Will Hayler's Guide to the Other TV Races at York Tomorrow (C4)
1.30 HEAVEN KNOWS makes his belated and much-anticipated seasonal bowhaving been bought in the spring by Hamdan al Maktoum. Trainer William Haggasholds the colt in some regard but niggling problems have held up his return toaction until now. Restricted...
Your Stars; Shelley Von Strunckel
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY TOMORROW... No one has a better instinctiveunderstanding of how to make family, close friends and loved ones feelimportant. However, caring is a two-way street, and now that you need some ofthat...