The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Articles from June 6, 2007

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A Delightful Lytle Place; Inspired by Thirties Movies (with Happy Endings) Andchildhood Visits to the Zoo, Designer Lulu Lytle Created a Battersea Family Home Full of Creature Comforts. by Katrina Burroughs
Inspired by Thirties movies (with happy endings) and childhood visits to the zoo, designer Lulu Lytle created a Battersea family home full of creature comforts. By Katrina Burroughs DESIGNER Lulu Lytle's Bayswater apartment features all the elements...
Annabels Is Sold for [Pounds Sterling]90m to Ivy Owner; End of an Era for Capitals Most Famous Society Haunt
LEGENDARY Mayfair nightclub Annabels has been sold to the owner of The Ivy restaurant in a deal said to be worth [pounds sterling]90 million. The sale was agreed in principle late last night after more than a year of negotiations. It adds yet another...
Annabel's Is Sold for [Pounds Sterling]90m to Ivy Owner; End of an Era for Capital's Most Famous Society Haunt
LEGENDARY Mayfair nightclub Annabel's has been sold to the owner of The Ivy restaurant in a deal said to be worth [pounds sterling]90 million. The sale was agreed in principle late last night after more than a year of negotiations. It adds yet another...
A Soothing Secret; Chelsea Physic Garden Is a Magical Spot to Unwind among Its Fascinating Medicinal Plants, Says Pattie Barron
THEY might be big in London gardens, but no olive trees are as large or so old as the one at the remarkable Chelsea Physic Garden. Back in 1976, the olive harvest weighed in at 7lb, but this is a place where they were growing pineapples and papayas...
Autopilot Carreras Battles It out with Overhead Boeings; REVIEW
JOSE CARRERAS sang outdoors to open the Hampton Court Palace Festival last night. His accompanists were the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Heathrow Airport, but he battled the roar above to deserve the inevitable stamping ovations from the crowd....
Bishop of Southwark Escapes Prosecution for Drinking
THE BISHOP of Southwark has escaped Church action over allegations that he had been drunk, it emerged today. A secret Church of England report investigating Dr Tom Butler's behaviour following a Christmas party at the Irish embassy concluded there...
Blair: Europe Will Boycott Russia over Missiles
TONY BLAIR raised the stakes in Britains row with Russia today with a stern warning that European business would pull out of the country unless President Putin proved he shared Western values. The Prime Minister told MPs that he wanted a good relationship...
Blair: Europe Will Boycott Russia over Missiles
TONY BLAIR raised the stakes in Britain's row with Russia today with a stern warning that European business would pull out of the country unless President Putin proved he shared Western values. The Prime Minister told MPs that he wanted a good relationship...
Blair Pledges to Confront Putin on Missiles at G8
TONY BLAIR today promised a "frank" showdown with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over his threats to point nuclear weapons at Eastern Europe. As the row threatened to overshadow the G8 summit in Germany, the Prime Minister revealed he would have...
Can You Name These Politicians? Most Londoners Do Not Recognise the Six Candidates for Labour's Deputy Leadership
IT MIGHT be the talk of Westminster, but the battle for the Labour deputy leadership is a mystery to most people. The six candidates for John Prescott's job have spent weeks promoting themselves and jockeying for position. However, their efforts...
Cape Cod's a Breeze; NEW ENGLAND LIVING
Where is it? Cape Cod is 60 miles from Boston, joined to mainland Massachusetts by two bridges and completely surrounded by water. It is 70 miles long and 20 miles across at its widest point. There are eight working lighthouses along its 559...
Chink in Fed's Armour Gives Davydenko Hope; It Is the Master's 12th Semi-Final in a Row but the Paris Clay May Again Wreck His Bid for a Grand Slam Full House
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO has the seemingly hopeless task of beating Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, yet there are signs the world No1 is having problems on clay. Fourth seed Davydenko may have lost all of his previous eight meetings...
Chink in Fed's Armour Gives Davydenko Hope; It Is the Master's 12th Semi-Final in a Row but the Paris Clay May Again Wreck His Bid for a Grand Slam Full House. by Chris Jones at Roland Garros
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO has the seemingly hopeless task of beating Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, yet there are signs the world No1 is having problems on clay. Fourth seed Davydenko may have lost all of his previous eight meetings...
Chorus of Approval in Park
REVIEW Nabucco . . . . . Opera Holland Park OPEN-AIR opera in London is always under threat from the weather, but that does not deter Opera Holland Park. There has been opera in the park every summer for 20 years, and last nights opening of the...
Chorus of Approval in Park; REVIEW
OPEN-AIR opera in London is always under threat from the weather, but that does not deter Opera Holland Park. There has been opera in the park every summer for 20 years, and last night's opening of the new season was blessed with a warm evening,...
Chorus of Approval in Park; REVIEW Nabucco
OPEN-AIR opera in London is always under threat from the weather, but that does not deter Opera Holland Park. There has been opera in the park every summer for 20 years, and last night's opening of the new season was blessed with a warm evening, the...
City Boss May Face Murder Charge after Daughter Dies
A CITY executive could face a murder charge after the two-year-old daughter he allegedly battered into a coma died. Yanire Izaga was pronounced dead at St Thomas' Hospital yesterday evening after her life-support machine was switched off. Insurance...
Comment
THERE we were thinking it was anaemic batting, abysmal bowling and tactics at least 20 years out of date that scuppered England's World Cup ill-fated campaign. What we failed to realise was Michael Vaughan's team never had a chance to set a course...
Confident Terry Happy to Build Up Bridge
WAYNE BRIDGE looks certain to make a rare start for England tonight in their must-win European qualifier here in Estonia. Bridge, who has played just 10 minutes for his country since Steve McClaren took over last summer, is being bac ked by captain...
Could London Ever Learn to Love This Symbol?
YES MICHAEL WOLFF THE new Wolff Olins London 2012 logo is certainly contemporary, of today. But it's not in the language of conventional graphic design. It has a resonance of youth culture. I don't think it's exactly graffiti, as some have...
Could London Ever Learn to Love This Symbol?
YES THE new Wolff Olins London 2012 logo is certainly contemporary, of today. But it's not in the language of conventional graphic design. It has a resonance of youth culture. I don't think it's exactly graffiti, as some have claimed, but you...
Could You Keep the Noise Down? Health and Safety Says It Wants to Protect Musicians' Hearing by Making Them Play More Quietly. They'd Do Better to Help the London Players with Stress, Alcoholism or RSI
PICTURE IT. We're into the catharsis chord in Beethoven's ninth symphony and sparks of heavenly joy are flying all over the hall when a bespectacled bloke in the second violins, the health and safety rep, gives the conductor a nod to tone it down....
Culture of Success; with Its Historic Home under Threat, One Family Made a Staggering Success with Its Famous Dairy Products and Saved the Estate. Katrina Burroughs Visits
MICHAEL More-Molyneux is seriously house-proud. On our whirlwind tour, he has pointed out how much sunshine comes in through the generous windows of his Surrey home, and that the proportions of each room are perfectly pitched between spacious and...
Cynics Betray the Planet; READERS VIEWS
ONCE AGAIN we have hot air from leading climate sceptic Richard D North against pursuing targets on reducing carbon emissions (4 June). North takes issue with the largeindustry on climate change that pretends to know more than it does. Yet he himself...
Diary of an Estate Agent; A City Agent Splashes out on His New Attire, a Client Insists He's a Bird in Search of a Cage, and an Absentee Seller Gets in a Flap
Monday Sinking my teeth into a sausage and tomato-sauce sandwich, I felt a little nervous. Eighteen months ago, I was working for a restaurant chain; now after a radical career change I am an estate agent, on my first day as a branch manager....
Djokovic Win Shows Just What Brit Chiefs Lost out On
NOVAK DJOKOVIC, the Serbian star who turned down the chance to become British, today stormed into the French Open semifinals by dismantling Igor Andreev's feared forehand with a performance that proves he is a new force in men's tennis. Officials...
Don't Rule out Nuclear Strike on Tehran, Warns Giuliani
REPUBLICAN candidates in the race for the US presidency stepped up pressure on Iran when they agreed it must not develop nuclear weapons even if a tactical nuclear strike was needed. Front-runner Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, turned...
Dumbed Down Sindy Has Lost out on Quality; MEDIA
THERE have been few promotional slogans as good as the original one coined on behalf of The Independent at its launch 20 years ago: "It is, are you?" Now comes a relaunched Independent on Sunday with a new slogan that fails to set the pulse racing:...
Embers Bids to Curry Favour in India
JOHN EMBUREY has confirmed his desire to become India's new coach and will fly to Madras at the weekend for an interview. "It is one of the biggest jobs in worldcricket, and one of the most difficult, and I'm honoured to be a candidate," said the...
Father of Two Killed after Row in Street
A FATHER of two was stabbed to death by a masked knifeman in Southall in broad daylight. Detectives are investigating whether Ahmed Shah, 56, was killed after a possible family dispute or because of his background in property dealings. Chief...
Feckless Fathers to Face Mortgage Ban
"DEADBEAT dads" who refuse to pay their child maintenance will be barred from getting a mortgage under new plans announced today. Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton unveiled the move as part of a string of "get tough" measures in a new Bill...
Feckless Fathers Will Be Refused a Mortgage
"DEADBEAT dads" who refuse to pay child maintenance will be barred from getting a mortgage under new legislation announced today. Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton unveiled the move as part of a string of "gettough" measures in a new Bill...
French Lessons; Cathy Hawker Looks at the Costs Involved When Buying That Dream Home in France
BEFORE you all get carried away with acres of delicious vineyards, long lunches in delightful village squares and ancient chateaux dripping with history, think about the costs of buying property in France. These are some of the important legal and...
Get a Handle on Summer; Design News
Swoop on sweet desires WhippetGrey A mix of traditional, modern and downright quirky items for house and garden fill the pages of the new WhippetGrey mail-order catalogue. The company was formed two years ago by husband and wife, Dominic and...
Get Your Hands (and Bottom) on a Hirst for [Pounds Sterling]2
HE IS exhibiting a [pounds sterling]50 million skull set with 8,601 flawless diamonds but Damien Hirst's newest work can be rented out for only [pounds sterling]2. The Turner Prize winner is one of 23 artists and stars commissioned to design deckchairs...
Goldmine or Money Pit: The Two Faces of Lloyd's
EVER since he retired from Lombard Street Research, Professor Tim Congdon seems to have been busier and more mischievous than ever, producing a string of pamphlets and iconoclastic articles suggesting, to take just one example from many, that there...
Goldmine or Money Pit: The Two Faces of Lloyd's; CITY COMMENT
EVER since he retired from Lombard Street Research, Professor Tim Congdon seems to have been busier and more mischievous than ever, producing a string of pamphlets and iconoclastic articles suggesting, to take just one example from many, that there...
Hammers Swoop for Norway Wonderkid; EXCLUSIVE
WEST HAM are leading the chase for coveted Norwegian striker Tarik Elyounoussi. Chelsea and other top clubs have been monitoring the Under-21 international but Alan Curbishley is in pole position to sign him. The West Ham manager will have to...
Hear Our Prayer: Places of Worship Counting the Cost of Renovation
In need of repair Christ Apostolic Church, Highgate Road, Camden. History: Built on the site of the Kentish Town Chapel in 1783. In 1993 it was occupied by squatters and three years later was damaged in a fire. What needs to be done: The exterior...
Hear Our Prayer: Places of Worship Counting the Cost of Renovation
In need of repair Christ Apostolic Church, Highgate Road, Camden. History: Built on the site of the Kentish Town Chapel in 1783. In 1993 it was occupied by squatters and three years later was damaged in a fire. What needs to be done: The exterior...
Hear Our Prayer: The Places of Worship That Are Counting the Cost of Renovation
In need of repair Christ Apostolic Church, Highgate Road, Camden. History: Built on the site of the Kentish Town Chapel in 1783. In 1993 it was occupied by squatters and three years later was damaged in a fire. What needs to be done: The exterior...
Hospital Row over Hand Scanners for Clocking In
HI-TECH hand scanners for clocking in and out of work have sparked anger at a London hospital. St George's in Tooting is set to become the first hospital in the country to install the infrared hand readers. Hospital chiefs have decided that all...
Hospital Row over Hand Scanners for Clocking In
HI-TECH hand scanners for clocking in and out of work have sparked anger at a London hospital. St Georges in Tooting is set to become the first hospital in the country to install the infrared readers. More than 5,000 workers, from senior doctors...
Hospital Row over Hand Scanners for Clocking In
HI-TECH hand scanners for clocking in and out of work have sparked anger at a London hospital. St George's in Tooting is set to become the first hospital in the country to install the infrared readers. More than 5,000 workers, from senior doctors...
Hotel Plunge Hostess Phoned Boyfriend Seconds before Fall; He Tells How She Sounded Happy and Then the Line Went Dead
A WOMAN spoke to her boyfriend on her mobile phone seconds before she plunged to her death from a hotel balcony. Moments after the line went dead Marie Mayinara fell from the third floor of the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington. Miss...
Hunt for a Landlord; Homes & Property Lawyer Karen Whitburn Answers Your Questions
Q I have been told by my solicitor that my purchase is delayed because of an "absentee landlord". I am buying the garden flat in a converted Victorian semi. There are only two flats, there is no service charge and, as I understand it, the flat-owners...
'I Know Steaming Drunk When I See It and Bishop Was Steaming Drunk'
Sources at Lambeth Palace said Dr Butler was not prosecuted under Church laws because lawyers had advised Dr Williams the case could not be proved. But Mr Sumpter, 40, said today: "This is a whitewash. Nobody came to me. There is no doubt he...
'I'm Shocked at How Many Types of Fresh Food Are on Offer'
Sylvia Willcocks, 40, from Kensington. Bought: Sushi, which she said was a similar price to Marks & Spencer. Verdict: "The selection and the quality is amazing. I have bought sushi because English sushi is a bit iffy and I'm hoping this might...
Injury-Plagued Irani Is Ready to Quit
ESSEX captain Ronnie Irani is likely to retire at the end of this summer after turning down the offer of a new,two-year contract, writes Warwick Jordan. The 35-year-old all-rounder has been struggling with a knee injury and does not believe he will...
Injury-Plagued Irani Is Ready to Quit
ESSEX captain Ronnie Irani is likely to retire at the end of this summer after turning down the offer of a new, two-year contract, writes Warwick Jordan. The 35-year-old all-rounder has been struggling with a knee injury and does not believe he...
Injury-Plagued Irani Is Ready to Quit
ESSEX captain Ronnie Irani is likely to retire at the end of this summer after turning down the offer of a new, two-year contract, writes Warwick Jordan. The 35-year-old all-rounder has been struggling with a knee injury and does not believe he...
Inquiry on 2012 Logo Fiasco TV Watchdog; TV Watchdog to Investigate Promo Film That Triggered Epileptic Fits
OFCOM is to investigate complaints that a video promoting the London Olympics logo triggered epilepsy attacks. At least 10 people were affected after flashing, multicoloured images in the film were shown on television. It comes as the [pounds...
In the Air
. NEWS that the police no longer believe Pakistans cricket coach Bob Woolmer was murdered is a blow for BBC1 s Panorama. The programme broadcast an investigation, six weeks after his death, which left no room for doubt with its title Murder at the...
In Tune with June; This Month: There Is Dancing in the Streets, Antiques in Grand Mansions, Homeware Fairs Galore and Great Graduate Art. by Barbara Chandler
LONDON is bursting with a packed diary of dates this month, from fine-art fairs to street festivals. London Sustainability Weeks (running until 17 June) make for a cleaner, greener capital (www.londonsculptureweek.co.uk). And don't miss the capital's...
Iraq Family Sue MoD over Fathers Death in Custody
THE family of an Iraqi civilian beaten to death in British custody is to sue the Ministry of Defence, the Evening Standard can reveal. Lawyers acting for relatives of Baha Mousa will issue proceedings in the High Court later this month, threatening...
Iraq Family Sue MoD over Father's Death in Custody
THE family of an Iraqi civilian beaten to death in British custody is to sue the Ministry of Defence, the Evening Standard can reveal. Lawyers acting for relatives of Baha Mousa will issue proceedings in the High Court later this month, threatening...
Iraqi Family Sue MoD over Father's Death in Custody
THE family of an Iraqi civilian beaten to death in British custody are to sue the Ministry of Defence, the Evening Standard can reveal. Lawyers acting for relatives of Baha Mousa will issue proceedings in the High Court later this month, threatening...
I've Taken Back My Life and Mr Sheen'd It
MARRIAGE turned me into a slob. For the past seven years, I wouldn't do the most basic housework unless I was mercilessly nagged. But the moment I found a place of my own after leaving my wife, I was transformed. I gave my flat a good sweep and...
Jarvis: Tobosa Ready for Rebel Rematch
TRAINER William Jarvis is planning to roll back the years at Royal Ascot after confirming his stable star Tobosa is firmly on course for the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes on 19 June. The race is the showpiece for threeyear-old milers on the opening...
Jelle Isn't Flavour of the but Is out to Give McClaren the Wobbles
YOU might think that in a country whose claim to fame is building the world's largest matchstick - 20ft 5in long and 10.8in wide for the anorak inclined - there would not be much expectation on the coach of the national football side. Wrong. The...
Kate's White Hot Look for High Summer
TODAY Kate Moss unveils her brand new collection for Topshop. And for those under theimpression that she already did this four weeks ago yes, she did. Now she is doing it again. Four weeks is a long time in fashion, especially on the high street,...
Know Your Plaice &
THE plaice is not a very fashionable fish. There's no obvious reason why this should be the case as plaice can be caught from sustainable fisheries, they are not horridly bony, they tend to be keenly priced and when cut from a large fish the fillets...
Labour Wants Inquiry into Council Leader Sir Simon and Gay Lover; THE LONDONER'S DIARY
THE wedding of Westminster council leader Sir Simon Milton and his partner Robert Davis, which will take place at the Ritz on the afternoon on 17 June (followed by tea) will be celebrated by many but not all. A serious complaint has been made against...
London Live; Helping You Make the Most of Your City Today
The short list ONE THING YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW JINGA TRAINERS Jinga (pronounced with a soft "g") is what the Brazilians call that certain rhythm that pounds through their streets, dance floors and football pitches. This small-scale but ultra-trendy...
London's Green Food Revolution
With three new organic supermarkets opening in the capital, there's never been a bigger appetite for ethical eating. Here are the 30 best shops for eco-foodies WE HAVE fast food London, with a thousand burger restaurants dotting the capital. We...
MADDYS PARENTS: WERE NOT SUSPECTS Anger over Accusations in Germany
THE parents of Madeleine McCann were forced to deny involvement in their daughters abduction today after a German journalist suggested that people thought they did it themselves. Looking aghast and appalled, Kate and Gerry McCann were pressured...
MADDY'S PARENTS: WE'RE NOT SUSPECTS; Anger over Accusations in Germany
THE parents of Madeleine McCann were forced to deny involvement in their daughter's abduction today after a German journalist suggested that people thought they did it themselves. Looking aghast and appalled, Kate and Gerry McCann were pressured...
MADDYS PARENTS: WERE NOT SUSPECTS; No Way That Kate and I Are Involved
THE parents of Madeleine McCann were forced to deny involvement in their daughters abduction today after a German journalist suggested that people thought they did it themselves. Looking aghast and appalled, Kate and Gerry McCann were pressured...
Mafia Five Cleared of Killing God's Banker 25 Years Ago; We'd Have Done the Job Better, They Claimed and Court Agreed
ALL five people charged with the murder of Italian financier Roberto Calvi were cleared today. The five all linked to the Mafia were accused of murdering the 62-year-old and leaving his body hanging from Blackfriars Bridge, with rocks and...
Matey Churchgoer Who Is C4's Devil Incarnate; Andy Duncan's Refusal to Cut Images of Dying Diana Shows He May Be Too Focused on Ratings
PROFILE THE devil incarnate looks like a youth group leader, went to public school, loves 1950s rock 'n' roll, lives in Croydon with his wife and two daughters, plays golf and tennis, is an evangelical Christian who attends church every Sunday and...
Met Chief Apologises for 'Disastrous' [Pounds Sterling]4m Dizaei Investigation
METROPOLITAN Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has apologised for a disastrous internal investigation that created a rift between his force and black officers. Sir Ian said a four-year [pounds sterling]4 million investigation of Chief Supt Ali Dizaei,...
Mocking All over the World; Now 2012 Logo Becomes an International Object of Scorn and Ridicule
THE crisis over the London Olympics logo deepened today as the emblem was ridiculed internationally. The [pounds sterling]400,000 graffiti-like logo became the laughing stock from Scandinavia to the United States. Users of Ars Technica, a US...
Morgan Stanley Warns Signs Point to Big Sell-Off; MARKET ROUND-UP
STOCK-MARKET investors should brace themselves for a massive sell-off to rival that of the dot-com bust at the beginning of thedecade. That is the claim being made today by Morgan Stanley, which is urging clients to begin reducing their exposure...
MPs Back 33,000-Strong Protest at Games Logo; & AND THE AMATEUR VERSIONS KEEP ON COMING
THE row over the 2012 Olympics logo headed for Parliament today amid fresh calls for it to be axed Organisers came under increasing pressure to scrap the design after more than 33,000 people signed a petition in protest at the [pounds sterling]400,000...
My Cheap Day in a Top Shop; A Girl with More Nerve Than Cash Can Still Enjoy a Thrilling Moment with a Dream dressA London Life
THE GREAT thing about London living is that you can snoop around the world's most fantastic clothes even if actually taking them home would require daylight robbery. My tolerance for H&M clothing is hanging by a thread; the only quick fix is...
New Street Appeal; Cast Your Eyes East for a Transformed Housing Heartland, Says David Spittles
ABOUT half of all the capital's residents now live east of London Bridge, due mainly to the regeneration ripple spreading out from Docklands and the traditional East End heartland of Bethnal Green and Bow. Canary Wharf has joined the Square Mile...
Not Loud, but Proud. Understated Emin Is UK Ambassador at Venice Biennale
TO MANY, she is the party girl best known for her displaying her unmade bed in public. But as Britain's representative at the Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious contemporary art gathering, Tracey Emin today embarked on showing herself...
Not Loud, but Proud. Understated Emin Is UK Ambassador at Venice Biennale
SHE is the party girl best known for displaying her unmade bed in public. But as Britain's representative at the Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious contemporary art gathering, Tracey Emin today embarked on showing herself in a new light....
Old Roses Blossom
POP Velvet Revolver Hammersmith Apollo . WHILE Axl Rose has been taking longer to record one new Guns N' Roses album than the Beatles took to lay down their entire oeuvre, his former bandmates are enjoying a creative purple patch with a new firebrand...
On Safari In.Kent; A New Lodge Aims to Replicate the African Bush Experience Just 70 Milesfrom London. So for David Cohen, Who Was Brought Up in Africa, How Does It Compare to the Real Deal?
WE ARE perched expectantly in an open Land-Rover, binoculars at the ready, eyes scanning left and right when, beyond a clump of trees, we spot them. Our driver edges our jeep offroad, cutting a swathe through the shrubs towards the three elegant...
Our Public Hols Aren't a Patch on Medieval Days off; AND INCIDENTALLY
ACCORDING to Government ministers Ruth Kelly and Liam Byrne, what the country really needs is a new "Britain Day", when we would all take a day off work to "celebrate civic values". The idea may sound excruciatingly worthy, but few would doubt that...
Pearce Planning to Avoid More Penalty Heartache
England 5 Slovakia 0 UNDER 21 INTERNATIONAL STUART PEARCE missed one of the most important penalties in this country's football history but is determined his England Under-21 team don't suffer the same fate in this month's European Championships....
Pension Victims Will Get No Extra Money
TONY BLAIR today rejected Tory demands for bigger compensation payouts for thousands of people whose retirement savings were wiped out. He clashed with David Cameron in the Commons ahead of a Lords vote where the Government faces possible defeat....
Pension Victims Will Not Be Given Extra Payouts
TONY BLAIR today rejected Tory demands for more compensation for thousandsof people whose retirement savings were wiped out when their pension schemes collapsed. He clashed with Conservative leader David Cameron in the Commons ahead of a Lords vote...
PETROL TANKER TERROR THREAT; Checks on Key Routes into London
POLICE are stopping and searching petrol tankers coming into London amid concerns they might be used as bombs by terrorists. A massive "ring of steel" operation involving motorcycle officers is under way to try to block any al-Qaeda strike involving...
Pick of the Night
Is Channel 4 doing anyone any good by revisiting the circumstances of the 1997 car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales (right)? Of course, you could argue that if people find the content of the programme which talks to photographers and eyewitnesses...
Police Roadblocks to Halt Petrol Tanker Bombers
POLICE are stopping and searching petrol tankers coming into London amid concerns they might be used as bombs by terrorists. A massive ring of steel operation involving motorcycle officers is under way to try to block any al Qaeda strike involving...
Police Take New DNA Swab from Main Maddy Suspect
THE official suspect in the abduction of Madeleine McCann has given a second DNA sample after the first one was mishandled by police, it was claimed today. Robert Murat, who has denied any involvement in the four-year-old's disappearance, is back...
Poll Abuse Shows Just Why You're Mad to Be a Referee
AT THE end of Monday night's riveting Inside Sport, Gabby Logan asked whether a young referee watching this video diary of Graham Poll's traumatic final season would feel more or less inclined to stay the course and become a Premiership referee. ...
REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains; Alison Cork Discovers Great Ways to Transform Windows, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Dining Rooms. but She Puts Her Foot Down When It Comes to the Lawn &
Alison Cork discovers great ways to transform windows, bathrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. But she puts her foot down when it comes to the lawn & Get spiky on the lawn Well, if nothing else, this is a novel way to aerate your lawn: put on...
Real Men Definitely Eat Quiche; REAL FOOD CAMPAIGN
NOW that boys eat sushi and use face products and girls gobble offal at St John restaurant, I think we can safely say the quiche row is over. For those too young to remember, Bruce Feirstein and Lee Lorenz's 1982 book, Real Men Don't Eat Quiche, started...
Record-Chasing Milton Turns Up the Heat on Malden
LEG-SPINNERS can be highly volatile characters, as anyone who has witnessed an appeal by Shane Warne or Mushtaq Ahmed will testify. Jake Milton could not be more different but, lurking beneath the laid-back facade and Worzel Gummidge hair, there...
Record-Chasing Milton Turns Up the Heat on Malden
LEG-SPINNERS can be highly volatile characters, as anyone who has witnessed an appeal by Shane Warne or Mushtaq Ahmed will testify. Jake Milton could not be more different but, lurking beneath the laid-back facade and Worzel Gummidge hair, there...
Record-Chasing Milton Turns Up the Heat on Malden
LEG-SPINNERS can be highly volatile characters, as anyone who has witnessed an appeal by Shane Warne or Mushtaq Ahmed will testify. Jake Milton could not be more different but, lurking beneath the laid-back facade and Worzel Gummidge hair, there...
Save Our Churches
LONDON'S churches may no longer be the social focus of the surrounding communities but they are still a valued part of the city's fabric. Without these historic buildings, our streets and terraces would become duller and less distinct from one another....
'Secret Pact with BAA' over Third Heathrow Runway
MINISTERS were today accused of colluding with airport chiefs over plans to build a third runway at Heathrow. A town hall chief alleged that the Government is giving special treatment to airport operator BAA. The Department for Transport is said...
Secrets, Lies and Pinter's Brilliant Sound of Silence
FIRST NIGHT Betrayal Donmar ..... HAROLD PINTER casts a rare, revealing eye on adultery and its constant companion, mendacity, in his indelibly fine account of a triangular love affair in late Seventies literary London. The revelation of Roger...
Secrets, Lies and Pinter's Superb Sound of Silence
FIRST NIGHT Betrayal Donmar HAROLD PINTER casts a rare, revealing eye on adultery and its constant companion, mendacity, in his indelibly fine account of a triangular love affair in lateSeventies literary London. The revelation of Roger Michell's...
Sheva Hopes Dashed as Milan Go for Etoo
ANDRIY SHEVCHENKOS hopes of a return to AC Milan endedtoday when the Italian club confirmed they will try to buy Samuel Etoo this summer. The Ukraine striker has endured a tough time following his [pounds sterling]30.8million move to Chelsea 12...
Sheva Hopes Dashed as Milan Go for Eto'o
ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO'S hopes of a return to AC Milan ended today when the Italian club confirmed they will try to buy Samuel Eto'o this summer. The Ukraine striker has endured a tough time following his [pounds sterling]30.8million move to Chelsea...