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Articles from April 12, 2007

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100 Armed Cops in Drugs Swoop at Rasta Temple; STUN GRENADES USED IN RAID ON SUSPECTED CRACK DEN
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A RASTAFARIAN temple that had been turned into London's largest drug den was stormed today by 100 armed police. The men burst into the premises backed by another 150 officers. The biggest drug raid ever seen began at 3am...
100 GUN POLICE RAID BIGGEST CRACK HOUSE; Stungrenades Go off Then London Temple Is Stormed
A RASTAFARIAN temple that had been turned into London's largest drug den wa s stormed today by 100 armed police. The men burst into the premises backed by another 150 officers. The biggest drug raid ever seen began at 3am with a series of...
100 Gun Police Storm 'Drug Superstore' in Rasta Temple
A RASTAFARIAN temple that had become London's largest drugs den was stormed today by 100 armed police. The men burst in backed by another 150 officers. One of the biggest drug raids ever seen began at 3am with a series of explosionsas stun grenades...
7/7 Bomber's Preacher: I Have a Human Right to a Family Life; 'Hate' Cleric Due to Be Released from Jail Fights Bid to Eject Him from Britain
A "PREACHER of hate" jailed for inciting murder is using human rights laws to mount a High Court challenge to attempts to eject him from the country. Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal, a Jamaican-born Muslim convert who urged followers at Brixton Mosque...
A Cruel Judgment on Single Mothers
SAD and broken Natallie Evans, 35, has lost a long legal fight to use the frozen embryos created with Howard Johnston, a man she once was engaged to. They were trying for a baby when she tragically found she had cancerous cells on her ovaries which...
All That Glitters Is Gold after All
Curse of the Golden Flower Cert 15, 114 mins *** TIME was when director Zhang Yimou was viewed with suspicion by the Chinese authorities, and so was his lover Gong Li, the star of his films. Now, following the lavish quasi-historical extravaganzas...
Aoife Solves the Problem with Maria; Runner-Up from Talent Show Is to Share Role
WHEN she was voted off the BBC's search for an actress to star in The Sound Of Music, Aoife Mulholland assumed she wouldnever get to play Maria on the West End stage. But, from Monday, she will take the role for two performances a week at the...
Arctics Keep the Indie Cool
Byline: VICTORIA SEGAL ARCTIC MONKEYS THE video for the new Arctic Monkeys single Brianstorm says it all. A bevy of dancing girls, the kind more generally found gyrating to euro-house horrors or lifestyle hip hop, shimmy voluptuously to the...
Arsenal Lack the Guts to Be Best of British
WAS this the week the Premiership finally came of age? It's hard to doubt i t when, for the first time, three English clubs have made the Champions League semi-finals. Some will scoff and say, what's English about it? While it's true, and indeed...
Bickering Benitez Begins the Mind Games Early as He Takes Swipe at His Rival
RAFAEL BENITEZ ensured an acrimonious build-up to the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea when he suggested Jose Mourinho enjoyed good relationships only with the managers of teams he regularly beats. Liverpool are not one of those sides, and...
Big Mother Iswatching in Nurseries; Webcams for Parents in 100 London Schools
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY WORKING mothers missing their children are using webcams to watch them at nursery. More than 100 nurseries in London have installed the cameras, charging [pounds sterling]25 a week extra for the service. Anxious parents...
Big Mother Is Watching You; Parents Use Webcams to Keep Eye on Children in Nurseries
THOUSANDS of London parents are monitoring their children at nursery by web cam. More than 100 nurseries have installed the cameras so parents can watch their offspring while they are at work. The equipment lets parents log on to the nursery's...
Big Mother Is Watching You; Webcams at 100 London Nurseries Let Parents Keep Eye on Children
THOUSANDS of London parents are monitoring their children at nursery by web cam. More than 100 nurseries have installed the cameras so parents can watch their offspring while they are at work. The equipment lets parents log on to the nursery's...
Browne Risks Losing MoD over Iran Fiasco
SPECULATION is growing that Des Browne will lose his job as Defence Secreta ry when Gordon Brown takes over this summer. His position worsened as the bodies of four soldiers killed last week in Iraq were flown back to Britain, striking a solemn...
Browne Snubbed by Families of Iraq Dead
THE families of four soldiers killed in Iraq delivered a humiliating snub t o Defence Secretary Des Browne today. They asked him not to attend the ceremony for the return of the bodies of the two men and two women killed by a roadside bomb last...
'Chin Up, Old Son, and Don't Fret about Us'; Father's Letter as He Pleads for BBC Reporter's Release
THE father of kidnapped BBC correspondent Alan Johnston today made an emoti onal plea for his son's release. Graham Johnston, 74, begged the abductors to "think about what this is doing to my family". He added: "You have families. Please think...
'Chin Up, Old Son, and Don't Worry about Us'; Father's Message as He Begs for Release of BBC Reporter
THE father of kidnapped BBC correspondent Alan Johnston today made an emoti onal plea for his son's release. Graham Johnston, 74, begged the abductors to "think about what this is doing to my family". He added: "You have families. Please...
Corner Shops in Text Price War on Tesco Stores
Byline: ANNA DAVIS LOCAL corner shops will text special offers to customers' mobile phones, as they take on the supermarkets in a discount price war. Small shops - 17,000 of them - will compete with the big retailers with a mobile phone-based...
DOCTORS FIND THE FAT GENE; Why Some Are More Likely to Be Overweight
DOCTORS have discovered a rogue "fat gene" that makes people put on weight more easily. If your body contains the gene you are 70 per cent more likely to be overweight than someone without it, according toProfessor Andrew Hattersley who led the...
England Still Stumbling to the Semis
ENGLAND are still in the World Cup but if their opponents are remotely both ered it is hard to see why. Michael Vaughan and his team have spent nearly six weeks in the Caribbean but they have neither beaten a major team, nor put together one complete...
Epic Highs, and Gutting Lows. a Shopaholic Must Go with the Flow; SHOPTALK CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Byline: REBECCA HOWARD IN MY experience, retail therapy follows one of two shopping scenarios. First, there's the feeling you are being thwarted at every turn, when you've money to burn, know exactly what you want, but no clue where to find it....
Families of Dead Soldiers Tell Browne to Stay Away
THE families of four soldiers killed in Iraq delivered a humiliating snub t o Defence Secretary Des Browne today. They asked him not to attend the ceremony for the return of the bodies of the two men and two women killed by a roadside bomb last...
Family Blasts Hit-and-Run Driver's 'Joke' Jail Sentence
THE family of a young woman left for dead by a hit-and-run driver have condemned the culprit's sentence as "a joke". They are furious tha Mohammed Rahman, 28, will be released from jail in six weeks, halfway through a three-month sentence. Amy...
Fans Snub FA Cup as 20,000 Tickets Are Unsold
CHELSEAS FA Cup semi-final against Blackburn at Old Trafford is in danger o f being played in front of thousands of empty seats. Neither club have sold their full allocation for Sundays game and yesterday they each had about 9,000 tickets left....
Fans Snub FA Cup as 20,000 Tickets Are Unsold
CHELSEA'S FA Cup semi-final against Blackburn at Old Trafford is in danger of being played in front of thousands of empty seats. Neither club have sold their full allocation for Sunday's game and yesterday they eachhad about 9,000 tickets left....
Fast-Maturing Mikel Is Adding a New Flavour to Chelsea's Vintage Midfield Line
JOHN OBI MIKEL is on course to enjoy one of football's greatest coming of a ge parties. His manager Jose Mourinho may still refer to him as a boy but his Chelsea team-mates believe that recent performances prove he is already becoming a man. ...
Fitzgerald Is Weighing Up His Big Finale
IT was supposed to be a final hurrah, but as he prepares to ride in Saturda ys John Smiths Grand National, Mick Fitzgerald says he doesnt know whether the mount on Kelami will be his swan-song or the beginning of a new chapter in his riding career....
Fitzgerald Is Weighing Up His Big Finale
IT was supposed to be a final hurrah, but as he prepares to ride in Saturda y's John Smith's Grand National, Mick Fitzgerald says he doesn't know whether the mount on Kelami will be his swansong or the beginning of a new chapter in his riding career....
Flood Risk Wheeze That Could Drown City Bonuses
THE Thames Gateway is that vast tract of land stretching from Canary Wharf down to the Dartford river crossing. It is where the planners hope to build enough homes over the next 20 years to accommodate the extra three-quarters of a million people...
Flood Risk Wheeze That Could Drown City Bonuses; CITY COMMENT
THE Thames Gateway is that vast tract of land stretching from Canary Wharf down to the Dartford river crossing. It is where the planners hope to build enough homes over the next 20 years to accommodate the extra three-quarters of a million people...
Glorious to Look at but Cursed by a Tedious Plot; REVIEW
Byline: NINA CAPLAN The Curse Of The Golden Flower Cert 15, 114 mins ..... HARD to believe that Zhang Yimou used to be a thorn in Chinese bureaucracy's flabby side, back in the early Nineties when he was making delicately powerful films such...
Gorillas at Risk ... Zoo Is Warned over Enclosure
THE gorilla enclosure at Chessington World of Adventures could be closed if conditions do not improve. The theme park has been repeatedly warned that it faces losing its licence unless it acts quickly. Two unpublished reports obtained under the...
Herry Goes All Dorft like a Little Ginger Springbok; THE CHELSY DIARIES
SUNDAY Bladdy hell, are have niver bin so bored in mar larf. Are was looking forwud to six manths of fan before knackling darn to mar politics digree in YAWN Brustol. Rarding horsis in Argentina was fan, and going to the superbowl in the Unarted...
Hotel Is a Worldbeater Even before It Opens; Best Places to Stay Are Named by Magazine
A BOUTIQUE hotel in London has been named one of the coolest places in the world to stay a month before it has opened. The Haymarket Hotel is honoured in Conde Nast Traveller's annual selection of the world's finest new establishments. It is...
Hotspot Properties Rise 40% in a Year
PROPERTY prices in parts of London have risen by almost 40 per cent in a ye ar. Figures today show that prices in "prime" locations have gone up by just over 27 per cent overall. But in north-west London, with enclaves such as Hampstead, Primrose...
How Big Mother Is Watching Our Kids in Nurseries; THOUSANDS LOG ON TO MONITOR CHILDREN
Byline: KATHERINE BARNEY WORKING mothers missing their children are using webcams to watch them at nursery. More than 100 nurseries in London have installed the cameras, charging [pounds sterling]25 a week extra for the service. Anxious parents...
How the Diminutive Sun King of Oil Was Stripped of His Crown; the Rise and Fall of BP's Chief Executive Lord Browne Comes to a Climax Today as the Shareholders Meet to Vote on His Controversial [Pounds Sterling]32 Million Golden Goodbye ,Setting Sun: BP Chief Executive Lord Browne Is Retiring amid a Series of Problems at the Company That He Built into a Global Giant
A VERY well-known businessman once asked me: "How will history judge me?" W ell, somewhere below Einstein and Newton, I wanted to reply. It was late at night and we were having a brandy after dinner. He was extremely rich, with a fortune safely...
How the Diminutive Sun King of Oil Was Stripped of His Crown; the the Rise and Fall of BP's Chief Executive Lord Browne Came to a Climax Today as the Shareholders Voiced Their Anger at His Controversial [Pounds Sterling]72m Goodbye Package
A VERY well-known businessman once asked me: "How will history judge me?" W ell, somewhere below Einstein and Newton, I wanted to reply. It was late at night and we were having a brandy after dinner. He was extremely rich, with a fortune safely...
I Candy for Your iPod; AMAZING GADGETS TO TRANSFORM YOUR PLAYER INTO SO MUCH MORE THAN A MUSIC MACHINE
Byline: FRASER MCDONALD THIS week the hundred millionth iPod was sold - that's one for every 65 people on the planet. But if you thought all you could do with your iPod was listen to your tunes, think again. Here, Stuff magazine editor FRASER...
Iconoclast Novelist Vonnegut Dies at 84
KURT VONNEGUT, one of the greatest American writers of his generation and author of such best-selling novels as Slaughterhouse- Five and Cat's Cradle, has died aged 84. His wife said that his death was the result of brain injuries after a fall at...
I Don't Think Sex or Violence Is Harmful in Movies; Quentin Tarantino Has Directed Some of the Most Violent Films Ever Made. Here, in a Rare Interview, He Makes No Apology for His Latest Slasher Tribute
NOTHING in the world has changed my portrayal of violence," says Quentin Tarantino. His familiar rapid-fire delivery becomes ever faster as the director of some of the most violent films ever made responds to the challenge that he might want to tone...
I like My Men Metrosexual; If You Want a Man Who's in Touch with His Feminine Side, Head for New York
WHILE visiting New York last week, it occurred to me that I might be into metrosexual men. The revelationhit while I was standing outside an Italian's apartment in the East Village, for an after-party. He was dressed in heels, sequined shorts,...
Is This Farewell to the Traditional Black Cab? Cost of Green Curbs Threatens to Run London Taxis off Road
TRADITIONAL black cabs could be driven off London's streets by tough new European pollution rules, it was claimed today. The manufacturer of the taxi warned ministers it could be killed off in three years. In a memo to the Commons trade and industry...
I WILL BE BACK IF BLUES SACK ME; Jose Says He'd Manage New English Team after 'Historic' Chelsea Reign
Byline: JAMES OLLEY JOSE MOURINHO wants to manage another Premiership club if he leaves Chelsea - but not straight away. "If I do leave, I want to continue coaching next season at another European club," Mourinho told Spanish sports daily Marca....
JJB Sports Boasts 14% Profit Rise to [Pounds Sterling]38m
JJB SPORTS moved to put some distance between itself and fierce rival Sport s Direct today as it reported profits up 14% to [pounds sterling]38.5 million, thanks to strong sales of England football shirts. The retailer founded by Wigan Athletic...
Jose Love for Chelsea Is Strong as Ever
Blues coach has reiterated his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge. Graham Hu nter analyses why he has spoken out now with his team closing in on a Quadruple FOR Roman Abramovich, Frank Arnesen and Peter Kenyon, it's clear that Jose Mourinho can feel...
Jose Love for Chelsea Is Strong as Ever; Blues Coach Has Reiterated His Desire to Stay at Stamford Bridge. Graham Hunter Analyses Why He Has Spoken out Now with His Team Closing in on a Quadruple
FOR Roman Abramovich, Frank Arnesen and Peter Kenyon, its clear that Jose Mourinho can feel like a very difficult man to live with. Hes demanding, ambitious, clever, aggressive. But what none of them and none of us should pretend is that he is either...
Jose Love for Chelsea Is Strong as Ever; Blues Coach Has Reiterated His Desire to Stay at Stamford Bridge. Graham Hunter Analyses Why He Has Spoken out Now with His Team Closing in on a Quadruple
FOR Roman Abramovich, Frank Arnesen and Peter Kenyon, it's clear that Jose Mourinho can feel like a very 'difficult' man to live with. He's demanding, ambitious, clever, aggressive. But what none of them and none of us should pretend is that he is...
Just Imagine If Seven White Children Had Been Murdered on Our Streets; as Another Black Teenager Is Killed, the Prime Minister Has Said the Black Community Must Take Responsibility for the Violence. but This Problem Affects Us All
THE scariest thought is that we might not even be scared any more. Children are killing children on the streets of London, and we're gradually getting used to it. Seven boys aged between 14 and 18 were either stabbed or shot dead in the capital...
Kate's a Domestic Miss; Casual in the Country and a Low-Key Gig from Pete. Are the Wild Pair Finally Settling Down?
HERE is the evidence that Kate Moss may finally be settling down. Photograp hed at the kitchen table at her Gloucestershire home or else in an embrace with her fiancA[c] Pete Doherty, the supermodel appears to be enjoying a new-found domesticity...
Kate's a Domestic Miss Casual in the Country; Casual in the Country and a Low-Key Gig from Pete. Are the Wild Pair Finally Settling Down?
HERE is the evidence that Kate Moss may finally be settling down. Photographed at the kitchen table at her Oxfordshire home or in an embrace with fiance Pete Doherty, the supermodel appears to be enjoying a new-found domesticity - at odds with her...
Knight Strains to Capture Aretha's Soul; POP
Beverley Knight Bloomsbury Ballroom *** "ANYBODY heard of Aretha Franklin?" asked Beverley Knight mid-way through her comeback show. "She could sing her arse off but tonight I'm going to do it!" As it turned out, that was a pretty accurate description...
Last Round in the Battle to Save the World's Few Tigers; TV WATCH
Natural World BBC2 Lemur Island Five WHEN we are not doing terrible things to each other, the wildlife suffers. Natural World (BBC2) returned to the subject of the tiger which, despite or perhaps because of, being the most beautiful of the big...
Legwinski: Coleman Should Have Got the Boot Two Years Ago
SYLVAIN LEGWINSKI today declared that Fulham went backwards under manager C hris Coleman and should have sacked him two years ago. Coleman has been fired after four years in charge at Craven Cottage due to a run of terrible results that have...
Legwinski: Coleman Should Have Got the Boot Two Years Ago; EXCLUSIVE
SYLVAIN LEGWINSKI today declared that Fulham went backwards under manager C hris Coleman and should have sacked him two years ago. Coleman has been fired after four years in charge at Craven Cottage due to a run of terrible results that have...
Local Shops Take on Tesco with Loyalty Offers Texts; SAVE OUR MALL SHOPS EVENING STANDARD CAMPAIGN
SAVE OUR MALL SHOPS EVENING STANDARD CAMPAIGN LOCAL corner shops will text specialoffers to customers' mobile phones as they take on the supermarkets in a discount price war. Small shops will compete with the big retailers with a mobile phonebased...
LondonCalling; the Latest News on All Your Favourite Clubs. Every Day
CESC FABREGAS knows how important Saturday's clash is with Bolton. The ARSENAL midfielder said: "We have to fight for fourth place to be in Europe next term then we can forget about this season." KEVIN BLACKWELL is already looking towards next...
London Live; Helping You Make the Most of Your City Today
BONOBO PRESENTS Grill Room, Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, W1. Tonight, 7pm-1.30am (020 7723 6911, www.bonobopresents.com) The Cafe Royal hosts an evening of great food, entertainment and dancing tonight as Bonobo Presents takes over its glamorous Grill...
London's Favourite Films
BLADES OF GLORY 12A, 93 minutes, dir Josh Gordon/Will Speck THE nutters who gave the world Anchorman are back - and this time they're wearing ice-skates. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder are champions whose enmity got them barred. The loophole is the...
London's Lib-Dem MPs Refuse to Challenge Ken
NOT one senior Liberal Democrat MP from London is willing to challenge Ken Livingstone in next year's mayoral contest. The party has been forced to delay its selection of a candidate after only four people put themselves forward. To the embarrassment...
London's Lib-Dem MPs Refuse to Challenge Ken
NOT one senior Liberal Democrat MP from London is willing to challenge Ken Livingstone in next year's mayoral contest. The party has been forced to delay its selection of a candidate after only four people put themselves forward. To the embarrassment...
London's Lib-Dem MPs Refuse to Challenge Ken
NOT one senior Liberal Democrat MP from London is willing to challenge Ken Livingstone in next year's mayoral contest. The party has been forced to delay its selection of a candidate after only four people put themselves forward. To the embarrassment...
Madge to Take Baby David to Visit His Father; Singer's Private Jet Bound for Malawi
MADONNA is jetting out to Malawi with newly-adopted baby David so he can spend time with his biological father, we can reveal. The Queen of Pop will fly halfway around the world "imminently" with her one-year-old son on her private jet. Madge's...
McCoy's Desperate to End His Grand National Misery; Punters' Hero Has More Wins Than Any Jump Jockey but Has Failed to Land Big Aintree Title in 11 Attempts, saysWill Hayler
LIKE Colin Montgomerie in a major, Jimmy White at The Crucible and Tim Henm an at Wimbledon, the bookies will be rubbing their hands when the bets come flooding in for Tony McCoy's mount in Saturday's John Smith's Grand National. The champion...
McEwan Heads Brits in Line for New International Booker; Longlist for Award Which Recognises Body of Work
IAN McEWAN has today been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize - which recognises an author's entire body of work. Among the 15 writers also named are fellow Britons Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing and American Philip Roth. The Man...
Merrill's Upbeat Forecast Adds Gloss to ICI Picture
THERE are no losers when it comes to investing in shares of ICI. At least t hat is the conclusion of Merrill Lynch, which insists there is further scope for improvement in the share price with the prospect of a takeover of the chemicals giant thrown...
Merrills Upbeat Forecast Adds Gloss to ICI Picture; MARKET ROUND-UP
THERE are no losers when it comes to investing in shares of ICI. At least t hat is the conclusion of Merrill Lynch, which insists there is further scope for improvement in the share price with the prospect of a takeover of the chemicals giant thrown...
Merrill's Upbeat Forecast Adds Gloss to ICI Picture; MARKET ROUND-UP
THEREare no losers when it comes to investing in shares of ICI. At least, t hat is the conclusion of Merrill Lynch, which insists there is further scope for improvement in the share price with the prospect of a takeover of the chemicals giant thrown...
Merrill's Upbeat Forecast Adds Gloss to ICI Picture; MARKET ROUND-UP
THERE are no losers when it comes to investing inshares of ICI. At least th at is the conclusion of Merrill Lynch, which insists there is further scope for improvement in the share price with the prospect of a takeover of the chemicals giant thrown...
Merrills Upbeat Forecast Adds Gloss to ICI Picture; MARKETROUND-UP
THERE are no losers when it comes to investing in shares of ICI. At least t hat is the conclusion of Merrill Lynch, which insists there is further scope for improvement in the share price with the prospect of a takeover of the chemicals giant thrown...
Metronet Is Failing to Do the Job Properly, Says Tube Boss
TUBE chief Tim O'Toole today unleashed his most damning criticism yet of Metronet, the maintenance giant responsible for the upkeep of two-thirds of the network. He attacked the company, which has made profits of [pounds sterling]1 million a week,...
Mikel a Marvel as Wonderkid Grows into a Vital Role
Byline: LEO SPALL JOHN OBI MIKEL is on course to enjoy one of football's greatest coming of age parties. Jose Mourinho may still refer to him as a boy but the Nigerian's rapid development could not have been more timely. As 19-year-old Mikel...
Miliband Keeps His Options Open with Two Special Advisers
WESTMINSTER IS buzzing today with new reports that Blairite MPs are plottin g to "lure" David Miliband into the Labour leadership race by nominating the ambitious Environment Secretary, without him having to state in advance that he is joining the...
Miliband Keeps His Options Open with Two Special Advisers; THE LONDONER'S DIARY
WESTMINSTER IS buzzing today with new reports that Blairite MPs are plottin g to "lure" David Miliband into the Labour leadership race by nominating the ambitious Environment Secretary, without him having to state in advance that he is joining the...
Mourinho Warning Jose: Ill Coach Another Club in England One Day If Chelsea Force Me Out
JOSE MOURINHO warned today that if he is pushed out of Chelsea this summer he intends to come back and haunt Roman Abramovich by coaching one of the Premierships other top clubs. The head coach has been at the centre of in-fighting at Stamford...
Mourinho Warning; Jose: I'll Coach Another Club in England One Day If Chelsea Force Me Out
JOSE MOURINHO warned today that if he is pushed out of Chelsea this summer he intends to come back and haunt Roman Abramovich by coaching one of the Premiership's other top clubs. The head coach has been at the centre of in-fighting at Stamford...
MySpace Partygoers Trash House
UP to 200 teenagers trashed a family house while the parents were away afte r their daughter advertised the party on MySpace, police said today. Yobs from across the country caused [pounds sterling]20,000 of damage to the [pounds sterling]230,000...
NASDAQ Joins the Queue for Nordic Exchanges Tie-Up
FORMER London Stock Exchange suitor OMX today confirmed it was in "co-operation" talks with other stock exchanges after reports that Nasdaq had made a [pounds sterling]1.7billion takeover bid for it. OMX of Sweden, which runs bourses across the...
News in Brief
Killer father used kettle to electrocute himself in cell A FATHER found dead in his cell after being charged with murdering his six-year-old son committed suicide using a kettle. Father-of-two Dafydd Field, 52, electrocuted himself at Lewes Prison...
Passion Played out under Communism's Cold Stare
Byline: NINA CAPLAN The Lives of Others Cert 15, 137 mins ..... IT'S NO surprise that unemployment was lower in the GDR: not, as its rulers might have asserted, because East Germany was a workers' paradise but because if you are going to try...
Pete and Kate: Yes, We ARE to Wed; OFF? ON? DOHERTY AT LAST COMES CLEAN ON MARRIAGE PLANS
Byline: JENNY MCQUAILE;ALISTAIR FOSTER PETE DOHERTY last night publicly confirmed recent reports he and Kate Moss are engaged. The Babyshambles frontman has alluded to a possible wedding before, but this is the first time he's had permission from...
Pick of the Night:
THE MARK OF CAIN 9PM Channel 4 "Powerful" is perhaps the most appropriate word to describe this new drama, which combines the experience of young British troops in Iraq with questions of morality and loyalty. Written by Tony Marchant (Clocking...
Powerful War Tale Will Leave Its Mark; PREVIEW
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY The Mark Of Cain 9pm, Channel 4 TELEVISION previewers are probably guiltier than most of overusing the word "powerful". But it's perhaps the most appropriate word to describe this new drama, which combines the experience...
Preacher of Hate in Fight to Remain in UK; Extremist Claims It's His Human Right to Stay Here with Family
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM A "PREACHER of hate" jailed for inciting murder is using human rights laws in a High Court challenge to attempts to deport him. Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal, a Jamaican-born Muslim convert who urged followers at Brixton Mosque...
Prints Charming; from Florals and Swirls to Geometric Designs, the Sixties-Inspired Look Will Be Huge This Summer. Big, Bold Patterns Can Even Be a Blessing, but Don't Let Them Overwhelm You
NO SOONER have the crocuses blossomed in London's parks than florals have started to sneak into our wardrobes scattered across our skirts, blouses and dresses. Print and summer fashion are inseparable. This year though, in addition to the perennial...
Putting Metronet in the Dock
THE COMMENTS of London Underground boss Tim O'Toole today on contractor Metronet raise afresh the troubled progress of Tube modernisation. Mr O'Toole said that the "great bulk" of scheduled work on track and stations assigned to Metronet had not...
Rafa Begins Mind Games Early as He Takes Swipe at Mourinho
RAFAEL BENITEZ ensured an acrimonious build-up to the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea when he suggested Jose Mourinho enjoyed good relationships only with the managers of teams he regularly beats. Liverpool are not one of those sides, and...
Relatively Titillating; THEATRE
My Brother and I Are Porn Stars Soho * NOW there is a tantalising title to conjure with. And this comic playlet from New Zealand duo Jackie Van Beek and Jonathan Brugh certainly delivers in the outrage department, boasting incest, blasphemy and...
Rock and Roll Won't Save the Planet, Al
IT'S SO good that America's most famous ex-politician I refer, of course, t o Al "Patriotic" Gore has found two new roles in life. For not only has Big Al carved out a position as a campaigner on global warming, he's now become a concert promoter....
Rock and Roll Won't Save the Planet, Al
IT'S SO good that America's most famous ex-politician - I refer, of course, to Al "Patriotic" Gore -has found two new roles in life. For not only has Big Al carved out a position as a campaigner on global warming, he's now become a concert promoter....
Rugbyfocus
Guinness Premiership London Irish v Worcester Madejski Stadium, Sunday, 3pm The Irish pack were too soft up front last week against Quins. They'llneed to toughen up if they are to beat the Warriors, who are fighting for their lives. This will...
Rugby Focus
Guinness Premiership London Irish v Worcester Madejski Stadium, Sunday, 3pm The Irish pack were too soft up front last week against Quins. They'll need to toughen up if they are to beat the Warriors, who are fighting for their lives. This will be...
Rugby Focus
Cambridge v Esher Wests Renault Park, Saturday, Guinness Premiership London Irish v Worcester Madejski Stadium, Sunday, 3pm The Irish pack were too soft up front last week against Quins. They'll need to toughen up if they are to beat the Warriors,...
Ryanair's [Pounds Sterling]7 Flights to the US
RYANAIR is to offer thousands of f lights from Stansted to America for less than [pounds sterling]7. The airline will launch a transatlantic carrier offering budget fares with a fleet of 50 long-haul planes by the end of the decade. Ryanair chief...
RYANAIR'S [Pounds Sterling]7 FLIGHTS TO U.S. Dramatic New Pledge from Budget Airline
RYANAIR is to offer thousands of flights from Stansted to America for less than [pounds sterling]7. The airline will launch a transatlantic carrier offering budget fares with a fleet of 50 long-haul planes which will be in service by the end...
Ryanair to Fly to U.S . for Just [Pounds Sterling]7
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN RYANAIR today announced plans to fly to the US for less than [pounds sterling]7 a ticket. Its chief executive Michael O'Leary said he would launch a new no-frills service linking Europe with the US. The airline will operate...
Scudamore Is Aiming to Set Record Straight
RACING'S famous Pipe-Scudamore partnership bids to enter uncharted territor y on Saturday when the pairing team up in the John Smith's Grand National. Not the Martin Pipe and Peter Scudamore partnership of course, but the junior duo of David...
Serious JJB Gets Direct with Its Rival at [Pounds Sterling]38m
JJB SPORTS moved to put some distance between itself and fierce rival Sport s Direct today as it reported profits up 14% to [pounds sterling]38.5 million, thanks to strong sales of England football shirts. The retailer, founded by Wigan Athletic...
SEVILLA FACING A HART ATTACK; Zokora Calls for Goal Fest as Jol Gambles on Ledley King to Solve Injury Crisis
Byline: NEAL COLLINS TOTTENHAM (1) v SEVILLA (2) UEFA Cup quarterfinal, 2nd leg Live on ITV1 from 7.30pm (kick-off: 7.45pm) DIDIER ZOKORA bravely insists Tottenham will follow the Manchester United route to glory when they take on Sevilla...
Shell Ready to Go Back into Iraq after 35 Years
SHELL is set to become the first oil major to return to war-torn Iraq since the nationalisation of the country's oil industry 35 years ago. The Anglo-Dutch group is close to announcing a partnership with the Turkish state oil business TPAO to...