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Articles from October 10, 2008

?150M 'New Town' to Be Built by Canary Wharf; Town within a Town: Wood Wharf, Left, Will Occupy 20 Acres to the East of Canary Wharf and Has Been Described as a "New Town"
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER OFFICIALS have given the go-ahead for a new ?150 million "town" to be built next to Canary Wharf. The ambitious project will include skyscrapers for hundreds of businesses, a new park, high street, a specially built...
?1M Council Home Sparks Review of Housing Benefits; Home from Home: Toorpakai Saiedi and Her ?12,000-a-Month House in Acton Sacked: David Lewis and Salma Khan Say That They Have Been Made Scapegoats
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA AN INQUIRY into housing benefit has been ordered today after an Afghan family was placed in a ?1.2 million home paid for by the taxpayer. Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell ordered a complete overhaul of a system...
A Boom in Panama May Float L& R's Boat
Byline: PETER BILL CANOE man was right; Panama is the hot spot to invest in property. How the now-jailed John Darwin would have wished to have taken breakfast at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge last Thursday. Here, the man who came back from...
'A Kid Has Gone Down, Youth Accused of Rhys Gun Killing Told Friend'; Gun Victim: Rhys Jones, 11, Was Shot Dead Walking Home from Football Training, the Innocent Victim of a Gang Feud in Croxteth, Liverpool
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE youth accused of killing Rhys Jones admitted he had "just shot someone and a kid had gone down", a court heard today. Sean Mercer, 18, forced a 16-year-old boy into helping him destroy evidence, the jury was told. ...
America May Fight Back with $7 Trillion Savings Guarantee
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE US Government is considering a staggering $7 trillion (?4.1 trillion) guarantee of all savers' deposits in a desperate bid to end the crisis in the banking system. Senior officials in Washington are discussing temporarily...
Any Peasant Cook Could Best This Fine Restaurant
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL LOOKING onto Wandsworth Common lies what I am told is the best restaurant in south-west London. This, in capital letters and perhaps in Latin, should be cut in stone over its door, for it is held in awe not only by restaurant...
Baby Boy for Woman in Double Transplant; Infertility Fear: Emma Smith, 37, with Her Son Oliver. She Is the First Woman in Britain to Deliver a Child by Caesarean after a Kidneys and Pancreas Transplant
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD, ANNA DAVIS A WOMAN who had a double organ transplant has defied the odds to become a mother, the Standard can reveal today. Emma Smith, 37, feared she may be infertile because of the side-effects of her anti-rejection...
Barclays Plans to Raise Funds from Markets; Risking a Snub: John Varley Was Warned Private Sources May Reject the Bank
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BARCLAYS today said it was considering raising funds from the markets instead of the British taxpayer but analysts warned that it may be disappointed as investors snub banks. The bank, led by chief executive John Varley, said...
Basketball Bosses Angered by Switch of Games Venue
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs have become embroiled in a spat with the head of world basketball over moves to cut costs on the sport's 2012 Games venue. In an unprecedented public attack, Patrick Baumann an International Olympic Committee...
Be Patient, This Will Be a Slow Process with Lots of Hiccups
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST HOLD your horses. Did we really believe the Government's rescue plan would kick in immediately and shares would race ahead? This is a global crisis, not one confined to the UK. Every country is working out its problems,...
Beware All Those Pesky Podestrians
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS SOME Londoners have a death wish. Every day I slam on the bike brakes to avoid ploughing into people blissfully unaware of traffic thanks to their iPods. The cycle lanes in Hyde Park, Camden's busy main streets and the...
Black Friday Shares Crash
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, NICHOLAS CECIL Plunge: markets crashed around the world today after big falls on Wall Street overnight. There was carnage on the Far East exchanges with the Nikkei down 11 per cent at one stage. One strategist said: "Selling...
Blind Panic as Shares Crash ; -
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, NICHOLAS CECIL BLIND PANIC swept through the City today as the Stock Market collapsed. Traders were in a state of paralytic fear when shares crashed through the floor just after the 8am opening. During an extraordinary...
Brought to Life: Young Tennis Star Who Was 'Dead' for 15 Minutes; "Exceptionally Lucky": James Doherty, with His Mother Sarah, Survived a Heart Attack during Training
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD A TEENAGE athlete who suffered a heart attack was today hailed a "miracle" after he "died" for 15 minutes. County tennis champion James Doherty collapsed suddenly during training and his heart stopped beating. His...
Brown Calls for United Global Action to Stop Banks Disaster; "Boldest of Action": Gordon Brown
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL WORLD leaders were today battling to stop a catastrophic economic crisis after stock markets plummeted. Gordon Brown demanded the "boldest" of united action from around the globe and US president George Bush was this afternoon...
Calls for Canny Cable If Plan B Bailout Crashes; Rumour Sweeps through Westminster: Lib-Dem Vince Cable and Alistair Darling
WHAT IS Plan B if the great British bank bail-out does not work? According to "Blairite circles" in Westminster, Plan B is replacing Alistair Darling with a shock new Chancellor who has proven economic nous step forward Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman...
Capello: Fans Must Get Behind Us at Wembley; Cutting a Dash: Wayne Rooney Shows off His New Short Haircut to David Beckham at the Beginning of England Training Today
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON FABIO CAPELLO today urged England fans to help make the new Wembley a fortress by roaring the team to victory against Kazakhstan. The coach admits he has been shocked by the subdued atmosphere at the new stadium and feels...
Capello Must Now Galvanise a Nation; Home Rule: England Head Coach Fabio Capello Wants to Get Many Long-Disillusioned Supporters Believing in the National Team Again
Byline: Ian Chadband WHY wouldn't Fabio Capello be suspicious about the new Wembley Stadium? All he has seen there so far are lukewarm England performances in lacklustre friendlies and fans who are either impatient, disgruntled or so underwhelmed...
Caution Key for Candys as Super-Flats Scene Changes; Awaiting Developments: Nick, Left, and Christian Candy Need Plenty of Luck as They Eye the US Embassy Site in Grosvenor Square
Byline: PETER BILL CHRISTIAN Candy, 35, and his brother Nick, 33, have had quite a week. Yesterday was spent grappling with news that Icelandic bank Kaupthing had been nationalised. Seven days earlier, the young developers of superposh flats announced...
Chairs Gather Dust as Home Buyers Stay Away; Grim Market: No Buyers in Sight at Foxtons in Upper Street, Islington, or outside Another Estate Agency in the Same Street, Top Left, as the Credit Crunch Hits Home
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE post is piling up inside the offices of the Property Bureau, one of 12 estate agents on a 100-yard stretch of Islington's Upper Street. Sorry, make that 11 estate agents because the Property Bureau "est 1988" says the...
Charities Beg for Icelandic Savings to Be Protected; Cooling Relations: Swimmers in the Blue Lagoon, East of Reykjavik. Officials in Iceland Have Accused the British Government's Freezing of Icelandic Assets in This Country as an "Unfriendly" and "Unpleasant" Act
Byline: PAUL WAUGH AN emergency summit between Britain's leading charities and the Treasury was held today as it emerged that voluntary groups are engulfed by the Icelandic banking crisis. Charities pleaded with City minister Paul Myners for...
Chelsea in Legal Bid to Recover ?16M Fee for Mikel; Centre of Legal Row: Jon Obi Mikel
CHELSEA today began a legal battle against Lyn Oslo and their former chief executive Morgan Andersen to recoup the ?16million transfer fee they paid for midfielder John Obi Mikel. The move follows the criminal conviction of Andersen by a Norwegian...
'Club Bomb Plotters Hailed Rickshaws to Make Their Getaway'
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT TWO alleged Islamist terrorists left car bombs packed with nails and petrol in London's West End and then escaped from the scene by hailing rickshaws, a court heard today. Bilal Abdulla, 29, and Kafeel Ahmed, 28, parked...
'Cold War' Talks as Iceland Crisis Engulfs Charities; Cooling Relations: Swimmers in the Blue Lagoon, East of Reykjavik. Officials in Iceland Have Accused the British Government's Freezing of Icelandic Assets in This Country as an "Unfriendly" and "Unpleasant" Act
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TREASURY officials jetted out to Reykjavik for emergency talks today as it emerged that Iceland's bank crisis was enveloping British charities and housing associations. The delegation flew out amid fresh evidence that the effects...
Commuters Have to Queue as 5,000 Busmen Walk out; Flashpoint: Frustrated Commuters Confront a TfL Official at Victoria Today. the 24-Hour Strike Could Affect 162 Bus Routes
Byline: DICK MURRAY, ANNA DAVIS THOUSANDS of commuters faced chaos today as up to 5,000 bus drivers and supervisors went on strike over pay. Transport chiefs warned the 24-hour walkout could affect 162 bus routes a quarter of the capital's bus...
Confidence Lost on Black Friday
THE LONDON stock market has hit new lows today amid continuing volatility, while interbank lending rates remain stubbornly high. Amid uncertainty as to how far the US Treasury will follow the UK in offering equity to recapitalise major banks and...
Confidence Lost on Black Friday
THE LONDON stock market has opened sharply lower after falls on Wall Street and in Asia, and interbank lending rates remain stubbornly high. As uncertainty continues in the US over how far the Treasury there will follow the UK in offering equity...
Crafting a Hit from the Myths; Life Doesn't Always Run Smoothly: Ony Uhiara as Promising Athlete Oya
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THEATRE In the Red and Brown Water Young Vic, SE1 .. . . . .. NO PIECE of total theatre could have better lived up to the promise of its title than Tarell Alvin McCraney's extraordinary In The Red and Brown Water. ...
Critics' Choice
Brideshead Revisited Cert 12A, 132 mins Julian Jarrold's adaptation is impressively mounted with Ben Whishaw excellent as Sebastian Flyte even if there's little of Waugh's flair in evidence. Gomorrah 15, 137 mins A gritty look at Naples' Camorra...
Danny Has to Shun Media Scrum; Star Power: Danny Cipriani, Now Going out with Kelly Brook, Is Following a Similar Career Path to Gavin Henson, Whose High-Profile Partner Is Charlotte Church (Above)
Byline: Chris Jones DANNY CIPRIANI was today warned not to make the same mistakes that turned Gavin Henson's rugby career into a media circus. Former Wales captain Jonathan Davies, one of the game's most respected voices, has urged the London...
Fabio Planning to Galvanise a Nation; Home Rule: England Head Coach Fabio Capello Wants to Get Many Long-Disillusioned Supporters Believing in the National Team Again
Byline: Ian Chadband WHY wouldn't Fabio Capello be suspicious about the new Wembley Stadium? As he said today, all he has seen there so far are lukewarm England performances in lacklustre friendlies and fans who are either impatient, disgruntled...
Fear Gripping Stock Market
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, NICHOLAS CECIL BLIND PANIC swept through the City today as the Stock Market collapsed. Traders were in a state of paralytic fear when shares fell through the floor just after the 8am opening. During an extraordinary seven-minute...
Fears for Future of US Giants as Crisis Spreads; Stalled: General Motors, like Its Two Great Carmaking Rivals Ford and Chrysler, Has Been Badly Hit by America's Economic Turmoil
Byline: ROBERT LEA, SIMON ENGLISH THE threat of failure is today hanging over American car giant General Motors after a further slump in its shares. And on Wall Street fears have reemerged over the future of another titan of the US economy, investment...
For a Royal Flush Just Pull the Handel; French Surrealism: Partenope (Rosemary Joshua) and Emilio (John Mark Ainsley)
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS OPERA Partenope Coliseum .. . . . .. CRYSTALLISED through the stark imagery of French Surrealism a stylish way of capturing the zaniness of Handel ENO's new staging of Partenope is packed with riches. It is also full of...
Future Looks Bright for Taameer; on Course: The Marcus Tregoning-Trained Taameer (Right) Wins His Debut in Impressive Style at Newbury and Can Follow Up at Ascot Tomorrow
Byline: John O'Hara IT is a little premature to compare Taameer with Nayef or Nashwan, but a win in the Deloitte Autumn Stakes at Ascot (3.30) tomorrow would see comparisons being made. Marcus Tregoning was assistant to Dick Hern when subsequent...
Gudmundsson Ready to Consider Hammers Sale
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON WEST HAM owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is considering selling the club after the economic meltdown in Iceland wiped an estimated ?230million off his personal fortune, and left him facing the possibility of even bigger losses....
Guide to Rest of the Ascot Televised Races
Byline: JOHN O'HARA 1.10 MAGIC CAT has rock solid credentials to take this Group 3 dash, as beaten horses in two previous victories have both gone on to better things. On his most recent run, Karl Burke's gelding easily accounted for Total Gallery...
Hard Times on the High Street
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP Staying positive: Giovanni Napolitano will try to turn the crunch to his advantage Frightened: Nicola Edwards has seen sales plummet and can not afford the risk of taking on any more debt Hanging on: Joan Harden of Angel Flowers,...
Homicidal Driving Is Still All the Rage
Byline: JANINE DI GIOVANNI THIS year's Paris auto show has showcased new BMWs and Aston Martins and also some of the smallest cars known to man. There was an adorable half-size car called ForTwo and a Venturi the size of a baby buggy. I thought...
How to Turn Crisis into Disaster
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THERE have been more letters in the Financial Times from hedge-fund managers in the three weeks since the ban on short-selling than in the past five years. An industry which loved to declare that it was private and therefore...
Investors Have Been Let Down by the Watchdogs; Vanished Money: The Old Adage in the City Is That If a Thing Seems Too Good to Be True, It Is as Icelandic Savers Are Discovering
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THERE is nothing in Iceland. I know, I've been there. It's a bleak, desolate, spectacular place. Reykjavik, its capital, is about as big as Scunthorpe. Yet more than 100 local councils and police authorities thought...
It's Worse Than You Think, Says Chartist
Byline: ROBERT LEA IS it time to buy the market? As some of the biggest City brains and top equity stockpickers daily wonder whether they should have come out so early in calling a turn in the market, one of the City's leading "chartists" today...
Kazaks' Coach: Walcott Is the New Messi
Byline: ALISTAIR GRANT KAZAKHSTAN rate Theo Walcott as highly as Lionel Messi so they plan to starve England's winger into submission by cutting off every pass aimed at him. Arsenal star Walcott (right) destroyed Croatia with an unforgettable...
Lampard Vows to Make Fans Proud of England; on the Attack: Frank Lampard Says England Must Go out and Make the Fans Proud When They Tackle Kazakhstan at Wembley
Byline: IAN CHADBAND FRANK LAMPARD today declared that Fabio Capello's team were determined to win back the confidence of the nation as he talked of his excitement about the newlook England. And as Capello was pondering the idea of allout attack...
Lewis Keeps Edge to Hold off Massa; Third Man: Lewis Hamilton Remains in Pole Position despite Finishing Behind Timo Glock and Fernando Alonso in Practice Today
Byline: David Smith LEWIS HAMILTON heads into Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix believing he has the measure of world championship rival Felipe Massa. Both men were out-paced by the Toyota of Timo Glock and Renault's Fernando Alonso in today's opening...
London Faces Recession 'Worse Than Nineties'
Byline: jonathan prynn London is at the start of an 18-month recession that will be longer and deeper than the downturn in the rest of the country, a leading forecaster warned today. The capitals dependence on the City will drag the entire London...
London Faces Recession 'Worse Than Nineties' ; Empty Tables: Job Losses Are Already Hitting the Restaurant Trade
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN LONDON is at the start of an 18-month recession that will be longer and deeper than the downturn in the rest of the country, a leading forecaster warned today. The capital's dependence on the City will drag the entire London...
Metallica Drummer Set to Hit ?6M with Sale of Basquiat Boxer; Heavyweight: Untitled (Boxer), a Self-Portrait by New York Graffiti Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Is Being Sold by Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich, Below
Byline: LOUISE JURY A WORK by graffiti artist Jean- Michel Basquiat is being sold by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and is expected to make more than ?6 million. Untitled (Boxer), which has never been seen in Britain before, goes on display today...
Now Get Tough with Banks
MICHAEL Spencer of Icap is right that Government actions to rebuild bank finances should be applauded (9 October). But the measures thus far still do not address the key issue: which banks are solvent and well capitalised to weather the storm, and...
Now London Borough Thinks of Starting Its Own Congestion Charge
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MOTORISTS in London could face another congestion charge zone. Tower Hamlets is considering setting up its own scheme to cope with "huge transport challenges" in the east London borough. The proposal would be a first...
Obama to Address the Nation with Half-Hour TV Adverts
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON BARACK OBAMA is planning a TV blitz a week before the election in an attempt to seal his bid for the White House. The Democratic candidate will spend one of the biggest amounts paid out on advertising during US election...
Old-Fashioned Fraud That Feathers the Boss's Nest; Common Scam: Building Done for Free
Byline: PETER BILL THE super-sleuths at Kroll have just produced a disappointing report on fraud in the construction industry. Firstly, because it is only two pages long and simply part of a 36-page marketing brochure produced with the help of...
Owner Considers Selling West Ham; Frozen Out: The West Ham Chairman Has Lost over ?230 Million So Far in the Icelandic Banking Crisis
Byline: Andrew Hodgson WEST HAM owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is considering selling the club after the economic melt-down in Iceland wiped an estimated ?230million off his personal fortune, and left him facing the possibility of even greater losses....
Palin Bids to Clear Name over Troopergate; on the Stump : Obama, Seen Campaigning in Cincinatti, Ohio, Now Has a Five-Point Lead in the Polls, Scents Victory and Will Launch an Advertising Blitz Next Week. Palin, in Wilmington, Ohio, Will Try to Pre-Empt the Results of an Inquiry into the Scandal Surrounding Her Governorship Known as Troopergate
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA SARAH PALIN attempted to clear herself publicly today of any wrongdoing as governor of Alaska before an official report into an alleged abuse of power. The vice-presidential candidate is accused of sacking a safety official...
Pearce Has Plans for a Euro Party; Roar of a Lion-Heart: Stuart Pearce Says He Is Loving His Time as Under-21 Boss and Would like to Stay in the Job after His Existing Contract Expires Next Year
Byline: Marco Giacomelli ENGLAND Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce wants to bring success to the country next summer after coming so close as a player. Pearce feels his youngsters have a real chance of winning the European Championships but to earn...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS THE AMERICAN FUTURE: A HISTORY 9pm, BBC2 PLUMMY-voiced Simon Schama is overfond of posing in shades against sweeping landscapes, but if he keeps producing pop history this good we'll forgive him the odd hero shot. Full...
Police Called as Parents Cause Havoc at Grammar School Exam
Byline: TIM ROSS POLICE had to be called in to prevent "havoc" breaking out when parents swamped the entrance exam for a London grammar school. Almost 1,500 pupils were competing for 126 places at Wallington County Grammar School in Sutton, threatening...
Property Sales Down by 75% with 50 Viewings to Get a Deal; Grim Market: No Buyers in Sight at Foxtons in Upper Street, Islington, or outside Another Estate Agency in the Same Street, Top Left, as the Credit Crunch Hits Home
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL, JONATHAN PRYNN THE London property market has virtually come to a halt over the past month, threatening the jobs of thousands of estate agents. Phones have been eerily quiet since the middle of last month when Lehman Brothers...
Rockin' All over the World; African Adventure: Damon Albarn on Stage with Afel Bocoum, One of Several Artists He Promoted on His Mali Music Album
Byline: DAVID SMYTH THOSE adverts don't ever tell you what the "seven signs of ageing" actually are, I don't think, but I bet one of them is taking a sudden interest in world music. There must come a point for everyone when the idea of yet another...
Shares Crash amid Worldwide Panic; Falling Markets: Oil Traders Slashed Prices in New York as Shares Plunged Again
BANKING and insurance shares, oil and commodities crashed around the world today amid fears for the global economy. The oil price crashed more than $4 a barrel as investors bet that big energy consuming nations would be reining in their usage. ...
Shedding Some Light on a Bank Rescue That's Hard to Figure out; Dark Doings: When the Treasury Finally Got Round to Naming the Banks and One Building Society It Viewed as Eligible to Benefit from the Bailout Plan, Some Were Miffed to Find Themselves on the List
Byline: NICK GOODWAY, HUGO DUNCAN WHETHER you opt for the Balti bailout or the Treasury Tandoori takeaway, there is no getting away from the fact that by the end of this week the Government's ?500 billion rescue package for the banks leaves as many...
Shot Lawyer's Family Lose Bid to Halt Inquiry; New Appeal: Charlotte Saunders, Left, Leaves the High Court Today with Her Father and Sister. She Will Write to the Home Secretary to Demand a Review of Police Procedures
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE family of a barrister shot dead by police during a siege lost a landmark High Court action today to rule the official investigation unlawful. The sister of Mark Saunders had brought the case over concerns that police...
Sir Paul Hints He Is Ready for Met's Biggest Challenge; "Humbled": Sir Paul Stephenson, Knighted by the Queen Today, Could Be the Next Met Chief
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE senior officer who will take temporary command of Scotland Yard following the resignation of Sir Ian Blair today gave a clear signal that he will seek the job full time. Deputy Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson received...
Small Is King in the New Order
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS NEW figures this week show that the economic downturn is achieving what local politicians never could a dramatic downturn in the popularity of the Chelsea Tractor. Last month, sales of off-roaders fell by 41 per cent, and...
Sports Minister Backs Sri Lankan Stay-Away
Byline: DAVID LLOYD SRI LANKA sports minister Gamini Lokuge admitted today that his decision to allow the country's top cricketers play in the Indian Premier League rather than tour England may lead to next year's Test series being called off. ...
Stand-Up Comedian Stands Up for Passenger over ?115 Ticket; Ticket to Ride: Virgin Passenger Lena Ainscow Was Forced to Pay ?115 after Being Told to Board the Wrong Train to Euston Intervened: Tom Wrigglesworth Organised a Train Whip-Round
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY A TRAIN manager threatened to have a commuter arrested after he came to the rescue of a vulnerable fellow passenger. Stand-up comedian Tom Wrigglesworth intervened when the Virgin Trains manager demanded an elderly passenger...
Tesco Cuts Petrol by 3p as PM Says Prices Must Fall
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN TESCO slashed the price of petrol by 3p at all 430 of its forecourts this morning. The rare piece of good news for consumers comes after weeks of falling world oil prices. It will save around ?1.50 for a driver filling...
'Tesco Was Born Here. Now They Have Killed Our Market'; Every Little Helps: Sir Jack Cohen Selling Goods in 1978 at the Well Street Stall, Where He Began the Tesco Empire 80 Years Ago
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK THE last fruit and vegetable stall in the market where Jack Cohen founded the Tesco empire 80 years ago has shut and traders blame competition from the supermarket for its demise. Martin Wiles, whose family have been...
Thank You, Mr Saatchi;
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL 1)Shocking pink: Untitled, 2005, by Yue Minjun. "Wide-mouthed grinning idiots are not good enough in any sense to be taken seriously as ironic responses to the spiritual vacuum of modern China" 2) no joke: the title of qiu jie's...
The Biggest Spenders Will Feel the Pinch When It Comes to the Crunch
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN WHATEVER one thinks of UEFA's latest assaults on the Premier League's culture of greed and reckless borrowing, their grasp of the etiquette expected of a guest leaves much to be desired. As if it weren't enough that chief...
Third Change at the Top for Inquiry into Police Killing of Barrister; Siege: Barrister Mark Saunders, 32, Was Shot Dead at His Chelsea Flat
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THREE different investigators have been appointed in five months to head the inquiry into the police shooting of barrister Mark Saunders, the Evening Standard can reveal. The news is likely to cause further dismay for relatives...
Touring Classical Star Who Sings Free for His Supper; Food Music: Will Martin Sings for His Lunch to Three Flatmates and the Standard's Nick Curtis, Second from Right, in South Kensington
Byline: NICK CURTIS IT IS the ultimate in dinner party entertainment. Opera singer Will Martin, whose debut album hit number one in the classical charts, will come to your house and literally sing for his supper. The 24-year-old tenor from...
Traffic Wardens: We Face Sack If We Don't Meet Target for Fines
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER A LoNDoN council has been exposed by its own traffic wardens who claim they face the sack if they fail to hand out enough parking tickets. Despite previously denying setting targets, Croydon council was accused...
Turbulence for Cameron as He Flies Air Freud; Free Flights for Friends in High Places: Atthew Freud and David Cameron
DAVID Camerons latest entry in the Register of Members Interests shows that he has a generous new pal -Rupert Murdochs son-in-law Matthew Freud. On the 16 August 2008, Dave notes, he used a private plane from Farnbor-ough to Istanbul for my wife...
Upside of the Downturn; the Bright Side of Life: Three Cheers for Bangers and Mash at 1 Lombard Street, Kelly Brook in a Long Skirt, Jamie Oliver and a Baby Boom
Byline: NICK CURTIS THERE are at least 10 good reasons to quietly enjoy the credit crisis even if the value of your house has crumbled and your bank is in Iceland. Here they are ... Comfort food is back After years of conspicuous consumption,...
US 'On the Road to Shoring Up Banks with Taxpayers' Money'
THE US Government was this afternoon weighing up its options on how best to support its crisis-hit banks, with sources saying it is close to agreeing an Alistair Darling-style plan to take stakes in troubled companies. US reports said the Treasury...
Vaughan: Stanford's Cash Will Up Pressure
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MICHAEL VAUGHAN has raised the stakes higher still for his cashhunting England colleagues ahead of their ?10million match in Antigua next month. Former skipper Vaughan is going to be among those following events on television...
VILLAINS OF THE DRAMA AWAIT PUNISHMENT ... OR REPRIEVE; Blame: Lehman Brothers Boss Dick Fuld
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH FOR most of the villains of the credit crisis the punishment will consist merely of a blow to their reputation. Some will be fired; for a few the penalty will be prison. When the credit crunch started, it began with fraud...
We Can Give Scarlets the Blues If We Handle Them with Care; Key Role: Coach Dean Richards Wants to See Danny Care at His Best in Llanelli Tomorrow
THERE was a time when clubs considered the Heineken Cup a disruption to the season. That has all changed and it is now, I believe, the ultimate club competition in the world. It offers a bigger stage than the Premiership because the best of England...
Why Can't I Read Books by a Nobel Frenchman?
Byline: DAVID SEXTON JM G Le Cl?zio, who has just won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, has many connections to Britain. The son of a British doctor, he grew up speaking both French and English. As a child, he regularly holidayed in Britain...
Woeful Woolworths on Sugar's Shopping List
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN CONSUMERS may be shunning its stores, but Woolworths has still found its way on to Sir Alan Sugar's shopping list. The Evening Standard revealed last month that the founder of Amstrad computers and star of The Apprentice...
Woeful Woolworths on Sugar's Shopping List
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN CONSUMERS may be shunning its stores, but Woolworths has still found its way on to Sir Alan Sugar's shopping list. The Evening Standard revealed last month that the founder of Amstrad computers and star of The Apprentice...
Woeful Woolworths on Sugar's Shopping List
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN CONSUMERS may be shunning its stores, but Woolworths has still found its way on to Sir Alan Sugar's shopping list. The Evening Standard revealed last month that the founder of Amstrad computers and star of The Apprentice...