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Articles from December 18, 2007

10 Easy Ways to Beat the Christmas Party Bulge; Party Plans: Socialites Such as Lady Victoria Hervey, Left, and Anastasia Webster Know How to Pace Themselves
Byline: VICKI EDGSON By all means eat, drink and be merry, says our nutritionist but takeyour lead from celebrity revellers and youll avoid piling on the pounds. Heresyour painless plan COCKTAIL parties, office parties, dinner parties, party...
A Homemade Yule Cuts No Ice with Kids
Byline: CATHERINE OSTLER A CHARITY called The Children's Society has reminded parents just intime for Christmas that buying lots of plastic will not "make up for the littletime they spend with their kids". They have produced a 16-page booklet...
ANC Vote for New Leader amid Dirty Tricks Claims; Party Divided: Supporters of Jacob Zuma, President Thabo Mbeki's Bitter Rival, Backing Their Man Who Is Favourite to Win the ANC Leadership in Polokwane Today
Byline: ED HARRIS VOTING finally began today by 4,000 delegates of the African NationalCongress to pick a new leader of their party. It followed two days of chaos after accusations of dirty tricks and voteriggingas South African president Thabo...
Arts Council Chief Hits Back over 'Tough' Cuts
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS THE head of Arts Council England has defended a raft of grant cuts setto hit around 200 bodies across the UK. Under plans revealed in the Evening Standard on Friday, 194 venues andorganisations will have their funding withdrawn...
Arts Council Chief Hits Back over 'Tough' Cuts
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS THE head of Arts Council England has defended a raft of grants cuts setto hit more around 200 bodies across the UK. Under plans revealed in the Evening Standard on Friday, 194 venues andorganisations will have their funding...
Arts Cuts Are Total Nonsense
JOHANN Hari suggests the funding cuts announced by the Arts Council aredue to the Olympics. In fact, while the budget of the Arts Council subsidiarythat provides one-off bursaries for individual projects was cut by 35 per centthis year to accommodate...
A Russian Roulette Game We May All Lose
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IN HIS book Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Taleb, who made a fortune as atrader on Wall Street, described the whole financial markets thing as a massivegame of Russian roulette. The only difference is that the pistol has more...
Ashton and Andrew Can Be Perfect Match ; Hands-On Approach: Brian Ashton Needs RFU Director Rob Andrew Alongside Him If He Is to Take England to the Next Level
Byline: Chris Jones IF IT came down to money Brian Ashton is in the wrong game. The man whoguided England into the Rugby World Cup Final is tomorrow set to be offered aone-year extension to his contract with an annual salary of around [pounds sterling]220,000....
Bad Sex with Hitler Gets My Christmas Turkey Award
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE WHAT was the most overrated book you read this year? For me there is nocontest. It has to be Norman Mailer's The Castle in the Forest. It is utterlypreposterousso brazenly bad, it's a miracle it was published. It richly...
Beckham Effect Won't Find Favour with Fabio; End It like Beckham? with His Chances to Impress Now Limited, It Seems Likely That Beckham Will at Least Finish on a High with 100 Caps
Byline: Ian Chadband IT SAYS much about the spell which a man who started just two AmericanMLS matches last season can still cast over the national psyche that when FabioCapello was introduced to his new expectant public yesterday, he was moved...
Be Radical, Gordon - Try Telling Us the Truth
Byline: WILL SELF AS THE end of the year approaches, I like to think that the PrimeMinister will be in a reflective mood. One of the things I hope he's reflectingon is how he can revive not only his standing but that of the political classas a whole....
Boy in Gene Therapy Trial Suffering from Leukaemia
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN A THREE-YEAR-OLD has developed leukaemia after pioneering gene treatmentat Great Ormond Street hospital. The boy was born with no immune system and was undergoing experimental therapyto replace faulty genes. Doctors today...
& but the Party's Real Star Is Not Even Standing; Exciting and Statesmanlike: Acting Leader Vince Cable's "Stalin to Mr Bean" Jibe Was a Wounding Attack on Gordon Brown
Byline: JOE MURPHY NICK CLEGG needs a very rapid personality transplant. His campaign for the Lib-Dem crown can be summed up as timid and dull. Even hisbest friends call it "cautious", which is the same thing. On the other hand, Chris Huhne,...
Cameron Gives Back Unlawful Gifts
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID CAMERON faced questions over donations today after quietlyreturning [pounds sterling]7,400 of unlawful gifts. The Evening Standard has learned that Mr Cameron's local Tory associationbanked the two donations. But nearly...
Capello Can Talk English in a Month, Say Experts; Keen to Study: England Manager Fabio Capello Insists He Can Learn Quickly
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES NEW England coach Fabio Capello's claim that he will learn to speakEnglish in a month is credible, experts said today. The Italian said he is "convinced" he can speak to players in English they canunderstand by the time...
Capello on Collision Course with Bosses
Byline: KEN DYER FABIO CAPELLO will start his reign as England manager by setting acollision course with the Premier League's top clubs. The Italian is ready to spark a major clubversus-country row by demanding moretime with England players outside...
Carvalho Returns to Ease Crisis at Chelsea
Byline: LEO SPALL AVRAM GRANT is banking on Ricardo Carvalho returning to full fitness andkeeping Chelsea in the title race. The manager has lost John Terry for a minimum of six weeks with a broken footand is down to Alex and Tal Ben Haim as...
Clegg and Huhne Neck and Neck in Lib-Dem Leader Race; (1)Dogged: Chris Huhne Has Run a Hard-Hitting Campaign (2)Winning Ticket? Nick Clegg Was the Bookies' Favourite with Hours to Go before the Ballot Result
Byline: JASON BEATTIE NICK CLEGG and Chris Huhne were poised for a photo finish in the LiberalDemocrat leadership race with today's result judged "too close to call." Withhours to go before the announcement, the bookmakers continued to make Mr Cleggthe...
CLEGG TO LEAD LIB-DEMS AFTER DRAMATIC VOTE; (1)Neck and Neck: The New Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg Faces the Press This Afternoon as Rival Chris Huhne Leaves the Scene. He Pledged to Make the Party More Professional (2)Show of Unity: New Lib-Dem Leader Nick Clegg, Right, Today with Chris Huhne Who He Said Would Get a "Big Role" on His Frontbench
Byline: JASON BEATTIE NICK CLEGG this afternoon became the new leader of the Liberal Democratsby a winning margin of just one per cent of the party vote. He beat Chris Huhne by 511 votes out of more than 41,000 cast, polling 20,988to his rival's...
Crisis Ups Accounts Pressure on the Non-Execs; Clampdown: FRC Chief Executive Paul Boyle Has Called for "Increased Diligence and Then Clarity"
Byline: ROBERT LEA NON-EXECUTIVE directors are coming under unprecedented pressure to makesure their company's accounts are accurate during the turmoil of the creditcrunch. Days before the end of many businesses' financial year, the Financial...
Demand for 10p Plastic Bag Levy Instead of a Total Ban
Byline: ROSS LYDALL A CALL was made today for a national 10p levy on carrier bags handed outby shops and supermarkets. The aim is to reduce the number of disposable bags being issued, about 1.6billion a year in London, as well as the amount of...
DIANA CRASH DRIVER NEARLY KILLED ME TOO; (1)"Driving like a Maniac": Therapist Myriah Daniels Told the Diana Inquest Today She Was Certain She Was Going to Die as Henri Paul, above, Almost Turned over the Car They Were in (2) Smitten Dodi Fayed and Princess on Holiday in the Met,right and above the Wreckage of the Mercedes Is Removed from the Alma Tunnel in Paris
Byline: PAUL CHESTON HENRI PAUL drove so fast and recklessly in Paris hours before Diana'sfatal crash that his passengers feared they would die. Myriah Daniels and two others were picked up at an airport outside the city byMr Paul, the inquest...
East Europe Workers 'Take 100,000 Jobs from Britons'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE new wave of immigration from Eastern Europe has saved millions offamilies money on their mortgagesbut pushed up to 100,000 young Britons into unemployment, a new report claimedtoday. The study, by the influential Ernst...
Eau De Thames Beats Volvic in Taste Test; Third Place: London Tap Water
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, MARK PRIGG LONDON tap water has beaten some of the world's most expensive mineralwaters in a blind taste test. A panel of experts including a wine critic and a top sommelier rated ThamesWater's water, poured from a kitchen...
Eriksson Hoping Levy Doesn't Return to Haunt Him; Up for the Cup: Sven-Goran Eriksson
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON SVEN-Goran Eriksson will have cause to rue his breakfast meetings withDaniel Levy if Tottenham end Manchester City's Carling Cup hopes tonight. The Swede has revealed he frequently got together with the Tottenham chairmanduring...
Family of Singer Killed in Car Crash to Release Her Music for Charity; Friends: Amy Winehouse and Billie Piper Went to School with Crash Victim Natasha Anastaiades, Right
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY THE family of a talented young singer killed in a car crash have set upa charity to honour her memory and highlight the dangers of reckless driving. Natasha Anastasiades was 22 when the car in which she was a passenger...
Fortunate England Get a Boost after Failing to Deliver; Dirty Work: Mud-Stained Ryan Sidebottom Makes a Successful If Fortunate Appeal to Dismiss Michael Vandort after Groundstaff Put in Overtime to Get the Game Started
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND struggled to make the most of helpful bowling conditions heretoday, despite being handed two fortunate wickets in a match they must win tosquare the series with Sri Lanka. Michael Vaughan decided to attack after winning...
Friends Reunited in Fight for Glory; Friendly Fire: Dimitar Berbatov, Scoring on Saturday, Was Disappointed When Spurs Failed to Sign Martin Petrov (Below)
Byline: Simon Johnson WHEN Tottenham missed out on the signing of Martin Petrov in the summerit proved a major blow to close friend Dimitar Berbatov, and the flying wingercould leave the north London club red-faced tonight. Berbatov and Petrov...
Gift of Health; on the Run: USAPRO Thermal Long-Sleeved Top Beat the Thieves: The Apollo Transition Folding Bike, below, and, Right, Reebok Pink Boxing Gloves Knotty Problem: Walk-In Backrub Vouchers Make a Relaxing Yuletime Gift Heaven Scent: Lavender-Filled Yoga Mat, above, and le Labo Personalised Fragrance, Right for the Metrosexual Man: Gentlemans Tonic Detox/Retox ?A Must-Have for Travellers: Aromatherapy Associates Travel Essentials Kit
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Hard Days Ahead for Tarnished Golden Boy
Byline: JOE MURPHY NICK CLEGG today both won and lost the Lib-Dem leadership. By any standards, a 511-vote lead in an electorate of 64,000 people is paltry.But for a golden boy who started out as the runaway favourite, one per cent isalmost a...
Here's a Christmas Quacker
Byline: KIERON QUIRKE Duck! Union, SE1 ..... Rough Music King's Head, N1 ..... HERE are two stories of self discovery to make your Christmas. The first is the best, indeed the best Christmas show I've seen this year. Duck! is an adaptation...
Hitman Bendtner Won't Rest until He's Top Gun at Emirates; Euro Star: Nicklas Bendtner Is on Target against Steaua Bucharest Last Week
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY NICKLAS BENDTNER has dismissed speculation he might leave Arsenal andvowed he will not rest until he is a firstteam regular at Emirates Stadium. The Danish striker, who will lead the Gunners attack in tonight's Carling Cupquarter-final...
Homes Left Vulnerable to Flooding by Failure to Fix Defences
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE Environment Agency has come under fire for for failing to maintainflood defences in London and the Thames Valley. In a highly critical report, MPs said London was left more vulnerable toflooding than it should have...
Hughes in Refs Blast as He Says Gunners Are Given Easy Ride; No Kidding: Arsene Wenger Says Blackburn Will Test the Resolve of His Youngsters Tonight
Byline: Michael Hart MARK HUGHES has stoked up the rivalry between Arsenal and Blackburn byclaiming Arsene Wenger's side get favourable treatment from referees. There has been bad blood between the clubs for several seasons dating back toan ugly...
Ken Confronted by Sacked Woman over Grant Scandal; Challenge: Brenda Stern Confronts Ken Livingstone Today at City Hall and, Left, Her Claims in Yesterday's Evening Standard
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE was involved in a dramatic confrontation today with aformer employee who was sacked after questioning the apparent misuse of hugeamounts of public funds. The Mayor was challenged by lawyer Brenda Stern over...
Knox Breaks Down during Six-Hour Quiz over Killing of Meredith
Byline: NICK PISA MURDER suspect Amanda Knox broke down in tears and refused to answer anymore questions while being interogated for more than six hours over the killingof British student Meredith Kercher. Knox, 20, had asked to make a statement...
Last Chance to Bid in Our Charity Auction; Lot 82:two Tickets to See Hairspray
THERE are only 24 hours left to bid for some once-in-alifetimeexperiences in our Christmas charity auction. More than [pounds sterling]60,000 has already been pledged to help give African children aLondon lifelineand the total is rising. The money...
Lewis Hamilton Banned from Driving for 122mph Speeding; Too Speedy Lewis Hamilton's Regular Car Impounded
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA FORMULA 1 star Lewis Hamilton has lost his driving licence after he wascaught speeding on a French motorway. Police stopped the 22-year-old's Mercedes after it was clocked at more than122mphnearly 40mph over the limit ...
Libel Law Is out of Control; Legal Bill Forhis [Pounds Sterling].Damages Victory Ran into Six Figures: Labour MP Martyn Jones
Byline: JOSHUA ROZENBERG Libel law is out of control Claimants' lawyers are now allowed to doubletheir rates as a 'success fee'. Worse, a defendant may have to pay the victor'sastronomic libel insurance premium too. As costs spiral, it is no exaggerationto...
Ministers Knew That L-Drivers' Records Were Missing Six Months Ago; ON the Back Foot: Gordon Brown and Ruth Kelly
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE Government's troubles over missing data deepened today amid claimsministers were alerted six months ago that the personal details of threemillion learner drivers had been lost. Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly admitted...
Murder Suspect F Led Using Child's Bus Pass; (1)SOLDIER BOY"tributes in Farleigh Road (2) Victim David Nowak,16 Known as TK
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER THE suspected killer of David Nowak fled the scene on a bus using a freetravel pass, it emerged today. David, 16, was stabbed in the back during a mass brawl outside a communitycentre after up to 40 gang members...
My Drunken Bum of a Son; Fronting the News: Ed Mitchell with ITN Colleagues Carol Barnes and Alastair Stewart, Far Left. Mitchell Blamed His Decline on Credit Card Companies Down and Out: Ed Mitchell Told a Sunday Newspaper He Had Been Sleeping Rough for Nine Months but His Mother Said He Had Lived with Her during the Summer and Returned Regularly to Wash and Do His Laundry
Byline: ROB SINGH ROUGH-sleeping former newsreader Ed Mitchell's world was unravellingtoday after he was arrested on suspicion of assault and his mother revealedmuch of his hard-luck story was untrue. The 54-year-old former colleague of Carol...
Northern Rock Moves Closer to State Ownership
Byline: JOE MURPHY NATIONALISATION of Northern Rock came a step closer today when theTreasury agreed to underwrite loans keeping the bank afloat. The surprise move means the taxpayer is technically liable for debts estimatedat up to [pounds sterling]100...
Ofcom Probes X Factor 'Fix' over Rhydian; Surprise: Rhydian Was Beaten in the "Biggest Shock in Reality Show History"
Byline: AMAR SINGH OFCOM is investigating the final of ITV's the X Factor after receivinghundreds of calls alleging that it was fixed. The media regulator said today that it had received more than 700 calls fromviewers claiming that they could...
Orthodox Jews Build Skills for Olympic Projects
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES A GROUND-BREAKING course teaching construction skills to members ofLondon's Orthodox Jewish community has been launched to help them get jobs onOlympic projects. The course in Hackney, believed to be the first of its kind...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS OLIVER TWIST 8pm, BBC1 NOT a dull Sunday night granny-pleaser but rathera fresh and even surprising spin on a well-worn tale. Timothy Spall's Fagin struggles to sidestep cliche, but Sophie Okonedo's Nancy(above) and William...
[Pounds Sterling]11 Billion Crisis Fund to Keep Bank Rates Down
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE BANK of England moved to stem the impact of the global credit crisison Britain today by offering an extra [pounds sterling]11 billion in emergency funds for retailand commercial banks. Part of a co-ordinated action by central...
[Pounds Sterling]260,000,000,000 - Just Another Day in a Crisis; Sign ofdesperation?The ECB Founditself Lendinge1billion More Than It Had Expected of Two-Week Money - an Indication, Some Analysts Say, That European Banks Need the Cash Even More Than Their British Counterparts
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE THE European Central Bank today pumped a staggering [pounds sterling]250 billion intothe banking system, dwarfing the Bank of England's [pounds sterling]10 billion bailout. In a bid to bring back some confidence into the...
Property Prices to Hold Next Year but Sales Slow
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL HOUSE prices in London will not crash next year, according to themajority of pundits. They believe prices will freezealthough a handful of experts are more optimistic and are forecasting rises ofup to six per cent. ...
Rape Claim at Man United's Christmas Party
Byline: ROB SINGH POLICE are today investigating a woman's claim that she was raped at theManchester United players' Christmas party. The Great John Street Hotel in Manchester city centre had been hiredexclusively by the team for their celebration....
Red-Pencil Alert from Moody's Troubles A&L
Byline: MICKEY CLARK ALLIANCE & LEICESTER dipped 18p to 640p today as the fallout from thecredit crunch continued to take a toll. Credit rating agency Moody's has warned it may take a red pencil to themortgage lender's rating because of its...
Red-Pencil Alert from Moody's Troubles A&L
Byline: MICKEY CLARK ALLIANCE & LEICESTER dipped 8p to 650p today as the fallout from thecredit crunch continued to take a toll. Credit rating agency Moody's has warnedit may take a red pencil to the mortgage lender's rating because of itsincreased...
Red-Pencil Alert from Moody's Troubles A&L
Byline: MICKEY CLARK ALLIANCE & LEICESTER dipped 7p to 651p today as the fallout from thecredit crunch continued to take a toll. Credit rating agency Moody's has warnedit may take a red pencil to the mortgage lender's rating because of itsincreased...
Return of the Brothers Grim; Stony-Faced Hitman: Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh (Right) Is an Unstoppable Killer Whose Weapon of Choice Is a Compressed-Air Cylinder Back on form:Joel (Left) and Ethan Coen
Byline: NICK RODDICK THEY MAY look and dress like college students, but the Coen brothershave been making films togetherand wisecracking their way through interviewsfor almost 25 years. Joel, born in 1954, is the older, taller one but it's thefaster-talking...
Rossini's Panto for Grown-Ups; Cinders: Magdalena Kozcentsena (Angelina) Overshadows the Rest of the Excellent Cast
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY OPERA LA CENERENTOLA CONVENT GARDEN A FRIEND once complained that opera was "pantomime for grown-ups"; the put-downactually summed up at l east some of opera's appeal. Both forms rejoice in suchwell-worn narrative formulae...
Savoy Bidders Get a Kick out of Sinatra Piano; Everything Must Go: Bidders in the Beaufort Room of the Savoy Today and Right, the Piano Played by Frank Sinatra Which Went for Three Times Its Estimate
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ MORE than a century of history went under the hammer today at the Savoy. Furniture, fittings and simple artefacts such as toast racks and sugar tongswere sold off piecemeal in advance of a [pounds sterling]100 million refit....
Sophie Goodchild Gives Her Skin a Blissful Recharge; Relaxing: Try a Gentle Face Mask
RECOVERY TOUCH FACIAL WITH AFTERNOON TEA What does it claim? Thisbody-andsoul rebalancing treatment is designed for stressed-out executives but,at this time of year, also targets people coping with Christmas. It promises tocounter the effects of a...
Sport Sport Chelsea's Ref Rage as Title Hopes Are Hit by JT Injury Grant Demands More; Down and out John Terry
Byline: LEO SPALL AVRAM GRANT today called for referees to give his players betterprotection following the horror tackle which has sidelined skipper John Terryfor at least eight weeks. The defender's right foot was broken in three places on Sunday...
Sport Sport England's Big-Name Stars Face Capello's Axe Factor
Byline: LEO SPALL MARCELLO LIPPI has warned that Fabio Capello will axe a star name aspart of his mission to revive England. The World Cup-winning Italian, who was the Football Association's fall-backoption for the England manager's job, knows...
Steer Clear of Scumbag Pete; (1)Mystery Blonde: Doherty Backstage at His Concert (2)Flipped: Amy Winehouse with Her Father Mitch Who Says He Went Crazy When He Saw Her with Pete Docherty, Who Gave a Shambolic Performance at the Rytham Factory in Whitechael,losing His Shoes as He Stagwed-Dived
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER AMY WINEHOUSE'S father says he "flipped" when he saw her with PeteDoherty. Mitch Winehouse "went crazy" after he spotted his daughter backstage at a gigwith Doherty, 28, whom he described as a "scumbag". Since...
Stop Squandering the Taxpayers' Money, Ken; Crony Culture: Ken Livingstone, Right, with His Adviser Lee Jasper, Who Has Passed Money to Groups with Which He Has a Links
Byline: BORIS JOHNSON LIFE in London has improved in so many ways since the early 1970s, whenI used to knock around Camden as part of a gangor gaggleof children. The food was nothing like as good. We had neither iPods normobiles. No one used...
Strictly Ballroom on the South Bank
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK (1)Movin' on up: dancers try out the new Clore Ballroom, the latest part of the South Bank complex to undergo a makeover following the [pounds sterling]115 million refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall in the summerStrictly...
The Best Art I've Seen Went Down the Tube
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN AS IT'S practically Christmas, hangovers keep giving way to morehangovers and the newspapers are full of retrospect. Since this is my lastcolumn of the year, it seems a good time to reflect on London in the year 2007. So...
The Credit Crunch Genius Who Masterminded a [Pounds Sterling]2 Billion Jackpot; (1)New York Powerhouse the Goldman Sachs Building in Manhatten Where David Viniar Is Based (2) Market Guru: Goldman Sachs Chief Financial Officer David Vinair,who Was the Architect of the Bank's Bold Moves
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AT GOLDMAN SACHS, in public, they don't want to be seen to be gloating.Richard Gnodde, the cohead of Goldman Sachs International, is asked what thebank should have done differently in 2007? He replies: "If we had taken earliersteps...
The Year I Nearly Lost My Voice - for Good; Trapp Dance: Connie Fisher Will Be Leaving Her Onstage Family for the Screen in February
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD TO BE thrown in at the deep end was incredibly exciting," says ConnieFisher. "But if I'd got rubbish reviews I probably wouldn't be working now." Thirteenmonths on from her West End debut in The Sound of Music, Fisher has...
Top Transport Police Already Picking Up Huge Yard Pensions; Full Pensions: Transport Police Head Ian Johnston and, below, Deputy Andy Trotter
Byline: ROBERT DEX TWO top police officers are still being paid six-figure salaries andpensions years after they retired from jobs at Scotland Yard. Ian Johnston and Andy Trotter are Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constablerespectively with...
Watchdog to Probe Sky's Grip on Market for Pay-TV; Point of View: Sky, Led by James Murdoch, Says Critics' Claims Are "Misconceived"
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SKY'S dominance of the pay-TV market in the UK is set to be challengedafter broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said it had found early warning signs thatcustomer choice may be limited. The regulator was responding to complaints...
Watchdog Will Probe Sky's Grip on Pay-TV; Point of View: Sky, under James Murdoch, Describes Critics' Claims as "Misconceived"
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SKY'S dominance of the pay-TV market in the UK is set to be challengedafter broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said it had found early warning signs thatcustomer choice may be limited. The regulator was responding to complaints...
Who Fears Goody Four Paws? A Joy for Children but a Disappointment to His Family: Ilan Goodman as Little, the Good Wolf, Being Taught the Art of Naughtiness
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD REVIEW Little Wolf's Book of Badness Hammersmith Apollo .. PARENTS who wish to shun the shouty, sparkly shows this Christmas, fearingperhaps that they are the theatrical equivalent of e-numbers, are heartilyencouraged...
Your Club Today
Arsenal Played 17, W 12, D 4, L 1 ARSENE WENGER'S team have been tipped to miss out on the Premier League titleby their own academy director. Liam Brady, who oversees the development of the club's youngsters, said: "I'dgo for Manchester United....