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Articles from July 28, 2008

1000 Londons Most Influential People 2008
NEW ON THE LIST LAW MR JUSTICE EADY, JUDGE Known as "the libel judge", Sir David Eady has emerged as the single most powerful legal authority over the media in Britain, a virtual one-man arbiter of libel and privacy. His ruling in favour of motor...
2012 and the Threat to an Iconic London Landscape; Iconic: Our Most Prominent Horsewoman Zara Phillips Hopes to Compete in London's 2012 Olympics. but the Plan to Hold the Equestrian Events in Greenwich Park Could Harm Many of the Unique Charms of This Area as Our Diagram Here Illustrates
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN GREENWICH Park boasts a row of chestnut trees that were young at the time of the Great Fire, and 130 years old during the French Revolution. As the sun shone yesterday, courting couples of the iPod age lay beneath the same...
2012 and the Threat to an Iconic London Landscape; WHAT IS PLANNED FOR THE PARK:Iconic: Our Most Prominent Horsewoman Zara Phillips Hopes to Compete in London's 2012 Olympics. but the Plan to Hold the Equestrian Events in Greenwich Park Could Harm Many of the Unique Charms of This Area as Our Diagram Here Illustrates
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN GREENWICH Park boasts a row of chestnut trees that were young at the time of the Great Fire, and 130 years old during the French Revolution. As the sun shone yesterday, courting couples of the iPod age lay beneath the same...
4pm Kick Off: The Violence Starts When School's out; Concern: Police Analysed Data about Youth Violence in the Borough of Camden. Last Year, .2,913 Incidents Were Recorded. below, Dominic Clout
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A GRAPHIC image of youth violence has emerged in data released by police. It displays hotspots for attacks by young people in the borough of Camden. The data shows the most offending was carried out by 16-year-olds...
Anelka Still Paying Penalty for Chelsea; 1) Night to Forget: Nicolas Anelka Walks off the Pitch after Missing the Decisive Kick 2) Looking for Closure: Nicolas Anelka Is Tackled (above Left) by Chengdu Blades Li Mingyi but Is Congratulated (above) by John Terry after Scoring in Chelseas 7-0 Victory in Macau a Far Cry from the Agonies of His Penalty Miss (Left) in Moscow in May
Byline: Simon Johnson WHEN people recall Chelsea's painful defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League Final last season, few would believe that anyone could be suffering more than captain John Terry. As revealed to Standard Sport last...
An English Miss in Paris; Celia Walden: The First-Time Novelist Seems to Have Developed a Fondness for Crystal
Byline: SOPHIA MONEY - COUTTS Harms Way by Celia Walden (Bloomsbury, ?14.99) IT'S HARD to tell whether naivety on her part or poor editing has allowed Celia Walden's first book, Harm's Way, to limp out feeling so half-baked. As she's been a Daily...
Banks Get Jitters after Two More US Failures
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BANK shares were on the slide today in another day of nervous trading. It followed the failure of two small banks in the US at the weekend, and came ahead of a crucial week for our own High Street clearers that will see several...
Barely a Pass in Sex Education; Bed and Blackboard: From Left, Nigel Lindsay (Robert) and Francesca Annis (Anne), Dominic Rowan (Graham) and Catherine Tate (Michelle), Lisa Dillon (Helen) and Chris O'Dowd (Nick)
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Under the Blue Sky Duke of York's . . . . .. SERIOUSLY over-valued at its Royal Court Upstairs premiere in 2000, this David Eldridge triptych about the psycho-sexual hang-ups and problematic tie-ups of three schoolteacher...
Bickering Pair Are a Match for Anything; Strike a Light: Edward (Simon Russell Beale) and Flora (Clare Higgins)
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD WITH acting this good, you can get away with a lot. Which is not to say this short, early piece by Harold Pinter takes undue liberties, merely that the felicitous presence of Clare Higgins and Simon Russell Beale as a long-married,...
Biggest Fall This Year for House Prices in London
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM LONDON house prices plunged by 2.5 per cent last month to record their biggest fall so far this year, official figures revealed today. Statistics from the Government's Land Registry show that prices in the capital are falling...
Brown Can't Change - That's Why He Must Go; out of Touch with the Rest of Britain: Even on Holiday with His Wife, Sarah, Gordon Brown Manages to Look Tense and Unrelaxed
Byline: TOM BOWER THE PICTURES say it all. Gordon Brown, supposedly relaxing on his Suffolk holiday, looks tense and uncomfortable; David Cameron, strolling barefoot with his wife on a Cornish beach, appears happy and natural. Brown is palpably...
Budget Airline Fares to Fall
Byline: ROBERT LEA RYANAIR today announced a five per cent cut in its fares as it pledged to keep providing "plenty of bargains" for passengers. Boss Michael O'Leary's move is sure to spark a price war as he targets both no-frills rivals and...
Change out of Uniform to Keep Safe, Pupils Told
Byline: TIM ROSS SCHOOLS are telling pupils to change out of uniform to avoid being attacked on their way home, a government adviser revealed today. Sir Mike Tomlinson, chief adviser for London schools, said the precaution was being taken to...
Change out of Uniform to Keep Safe, Pupils Told; Target: Uniforms Have Led to Attacks on Pupils outside School
Byline: TIM ROSS SCHOOLS are telling children to change out of uniform to avoid being attacked on their way home, a government adviser revealed today. Sir Mike Tomlinson, chief adviser for London schools, said the precaution was being taken to...
Dennis and Menace
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY Thomas Ad?s/CBSO Royal Albert Hall . . . . .. LIKE most composers who are also conductors, Thomas Ad?s is choosy about what he conducts. His mainly Russian Prom with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra looked rather...
Despair in the Labour Ranks
GORDON Brown's predicament in the aftermath of the Glasgow East by-election is serious ? yet that should not make anyone imagine that his demise is imminent. Talk of plotting is rife; many Labour MPs are in a state of despair. Yet the lack of an alternative...
DOCTOR SHOT ON HONEYMOON; 1.tragedy: Dr Catherine Mullany, Who Has Been Shot Dead on Her Honeymoon in Antigua, Pictured on Her Wedding Day 2.tragedy: Dr Catherine Mullany Cuts Her Wedding Cake with Husband Benjamin a Fortnight Ago. the Couple Were Honeymooning in the -A-night Cocos Hotel, Top Left
Byline: JACK LEFLEY A BRITISH doctor has been killed and her husband critically injured while on a Caribbean honeymoon, police said this afternoon. Catherine Mullany is believed to have been shot in the head during a robbery at their cottage...
England Need Their Captain to Lead from the Front; Pressure: Michael Vaughan Has Struggled at the Crease While a Row with Peter Moores and Geoff Miller (Left) Has Not Helped His Position
Byline: David Lloyd MICHAEL VAUGHAN is facing his most important week as captain and key batsman since guiding England to their crucial Ashes victory at Edgbaston in 2005. Vaughan's part in the controversial picking of Darren Pattinson at Headingley...
Fares Fall in Airlines War
Byline: ROBERT LEA RYANAIR today announced a five per cent cut in fares as it promised "plenty of bargains" for passengers. Boss Michael O'Leary's move, in response to an 85 per cent drop in profits in the last three months, is sure to spark...
Flashpoint at 4 O'clock: School's out, the Violence Kicks off; Analysis: Commander Dominic Clout
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A GRAPHIC image of youth violence has emerged in data released by police. It displays hotspots for attacks by young people in the borough of Camden. The data shows the most offending was carried out by 16-year-olds...
Friends Warn of Defeat If Gordon Goes
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN'S allies fought back against Labour plotters today by warning of an early general election if he is ousted. They raised the stakes by insisting that pressure for an election would be "unstoppable" if a new Prime...
'Full Inquiry' into Met Chief and ?3M Contracts
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT MET Commissioner Sir Ian Blair is facing a humiliating full-scale inquiry into how a close friend won ?3 million of contracts from Scotland Yard. A chief constable from an outside force is expected to be called in to examine...
Green Is the New Barmy; the Eco-Challenge: Muddy Carrots May Look Good but Don't Always Taste Better
Byline: KATIE LAW Confessions of an Eco-Shopper: The True Story of One Woman's Mission to Go Green by Kate Lock ( Hodder, ?12.99) HOWEVER hard I've tried to boost my eco-credentials, collecting my own menstrual blood in a reusable silicone pot...
Guide to the C TV Races Tomorrow
Byline: JOHN O'HARA 2.15 ERADICATE , trained by Mark Johnston ( below), ran his best race for a while at York last time and is worth siding with to get the week off to a winning start. Gulf Express got going all too late last time out but should...
Honeymooning Doctor Shot Dead in Antigua and Husband Fights for Life
Byline: JACK LEFLEY A NEWLYWED British doctor has been shot dead and her husband critically injured in an armed robbery on their Caribbean honeymoon Dr Catherine Mullany, 31, and her husband Benjamin Mullany, also 31, were both shot during a bungled...
'Hyde Park for East End' Will Host Rare Species; Wildlife: Moorhens Will Love the Lea
Byline: MARK PRIGG DETAILS of a "Hyde Park for east London" have been unveiled. The two-mile-long Lea River Park will include boating areas, walking and cycling routes and dozens of animal habitats to attract rare species. The open space will...
If You Want My Respect, You'll Have to Earn It
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN THERE are certain phrases we all recognise as among the great lies of British customer service. Your call is important to us. We have listened carefully to your views. The cheque is in the post. To this list, I want to propose...
I Made Mistakes as Captain, Says Gallas; Sit- Down Protest: William Gallas Admits He Was Wrong to Sulk after Arsenal's Shock Defeat against Birmingham in February Point to Prove: Tomas Rosicky Believes Arsenal Can Be a Force
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI WILLIAM GALLAS admitted today for the first time he made mistakes as Arsenal captain last season and that he will have to change if the club are to end their three-year wait for a trophy. The France defender was surprisingly...
It's Your Last Chance to Pick Up a ?60 Tea Cosy
Byline: SOPHIA MONEY - COUTTS NEWS that The General Trading Company is folding has left me a little nostalgic. Not because the Sloane Square institution is set to cease trading (is anyone surprised that the demand for feathery lampshades or a ?60...
I've Almost Put My Sons on the Stage
Byline: VICKY WARD THE light-bulb went off while I was driving home last weekend. From the back seat of the car, my twin five-year-olds burst into song: "I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a midnight toker ..." I have no idea where they heard such unsuitable...
Kissinger One of the 'Rats' Who Left Lord Black's Ship; Integrity Verdict: Barbara Amiel and the Former Hollinger Director Henry Kissinger
SIX months on from the incarceration of her husband, Lady Black is still standing by her man. In a 4,000-word article for Macleans magazine entitled "This is humiliating", Barbara Amiel mounts a forensic analysis of her husband Conrad Black's ongoing...
Kylie Weaves Her Spell; Tub- Thumping Terrific: Kylie Minogue Triumphed in a Production at the O Involving Many Outfits, a Giant Skull and Some Moments of Glorious Madness, Finishing with a Rousing Version of I Should Be So Lucky
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD Kylie Minogue O2 Arena . WITH the most supportive will in the world, it is difficult to see where Kylie Minogue's talent lies, beyond simply Being Kylie. She's not a great singer, she's not a songwriter; she moves adequately...
Love and Insanity in the Midi
Byline: JANE SHILLING The Idea of Love by Louise Dean ( Penguin/Fig Tree, ?16.99) AS A novelist, Louise Dean is fearless when it comes to tackling large and apparently intractable subjects. Her first novel, Becoming Strangers, written in her...
Man Executed with Machinegun in Gangster-Style Attack outside Club
Byline: FELIX ALLEN A MAN shot dead outside a London nightclub as he talked to friends was the target of a gangster-style "execution". The 35-year-old was hit at least three times in the head and neck at close range by a man who calmly produced...
Man Executed with Machinegun outside Club
Byline: FELIX ALLEN A MAN shot dead outside a London nightclub as he talked to friends was the target of a gangster-style "execution". The 35-year-old was hit at least three times in the head and neck at close range by a man who calmly produced...
Marathon Man; Forever Pushing Forward: Haruki Murakami. Part of the Fascination of This Book Is to Have a Writer as Good as He Is Tell One What It Is like to Train and Run at Such a Level
Byline: DAVID SEXTON What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, trans Philip Gabriel. (Harvill Secker, ?9.99) EVELYN Waugh once said that he thought exercise was positively harmful in middle-age because it "stirred up...
Met Chief to Face Full Inquiry into ?3M Contracts; Watchdogs Are Looking into Sir Ian Blair's Role in ? M Contracts
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT MET commissioner Sir Ian Blair is to be investigated over a close friend's ?3 million worth of contracts from Scotland Yard. A police watchdog today called on the Home Office to appoint an independent investigator to...
Met Ignored My Advice, Says Siege Neighbour
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER THE neighbour of the barrister who was shot dead by police marksmen during a stand-off at his Chelsea home has slammed the Met for "mishandling" the siege. Mark Saunders, 32, was shot five times in the brain, heart...
Middlesex to Stick with Twenty20 Hero Tyron
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MIDDLESEX match-winner Tyron Henderson is about to receive an offer he cannot refuse. The South African all-rounder, whose brilliant batting and ultimately decisive bowling led the county to their first title for 15 years...
Muslim Banker Takes over at the Queen's Broker; Prestigious Post: Naguib Kheraj
Byline: ROBERT LEA A PUBLIC school-educated Muslim banker is to run the Queen's stockbroking company. Naguib Kheraj, previously finance director of Barclays Bank, has been appointed chief executive of Cazenove, the blue-blooded broker owned by...
Muslim Given Top Job at Cazenove; Highest Flier: Naguib Kheraj Is to Take on the Top Job at the Queen's Stockbroker
Byline: ROBERT LEA A PUBLIC school Muslim is to run the Queen's stockbroker. Naguib Kheraj, previously finance director of Barclays Bank, has been appointed chief executive of Cazenove, the blue-blooded broker owned by the Wall Street investment...
O'Brien's Set for More Good Times; Racing Certainties: Coolmore Jockey Johnny Murtagh Has Been Dominating the Top Races with Aidan O'Brien (Right) This Season
Byline: John O'Hara IF THE thought of the fastest miler in Europe, his all-conquering trainer Aidan O'Brien, plenty of brilliant races and a track nestled in the most picturesque part of England whets the appetite, then there is only one place to...
Old Hands and Young Turks: The Contenders for PM's Crown; in the Frame: Jack Straw, David Miliband and James Purnell Are Possible Contenders
Byline: JOE MURPHY JACK STRAW Justice Secretary Shrewd, experienced and pragmatic, Straw is uniquely qualified to deliver bad news to Gordon Brown. MPs universally name him as the leader of any delegation to tell the PM his time is up. At 61,...
Olympians Need Coaches
DEREK Mapp's definition of "grassroots sport" is not the same as most sportspeople's (25 July). As chair of Sport England he felt he was tasked with promoting all forms of exercise rather than what would be generally accepted as traditional sports,...
Olympic Venue Used for Death Sentence Parades; Heavy Security: Paramilitary Police on Guard at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Which Hosts the Olympics in 1 Days Cruel History: Beijing Workers' Stadium, Which Will Host the Games' Football Tournament, Was Used for Mass Sentencing Rallies Which Saw Prisoners Beaten and Humiliated
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA ONE of the stadiums for the Beijing Olympics was used for mass sentencing rallies where prisoners were paraded in front of jeering mobs before they were executed, the Evening Standard reveals today. The Beijing Workers'...
Optician Can't See the Joke over Robbie Williams Noise Fine; Mistaken Identity: Caiphas Chambati
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK A MAN fined over complaints that he sang Robbie Williams's Angels at the top of his voice at his flat late at night is threatening to sue his council for libel. Optician Caiphas Chambati admitted breaching a noise abatement...
Panorama Threat to the Panama Set; Racing Certainties: Coolmore Jockey Johnny Murtagh Has Been Dominating the Top Races with Aidan O'Brien (Right) This Season
Byline: John O'Hara IF THE thought of the fastest miler in Europe, his all-conquering trainer Aidan O'Brien, plenty of brilliant races and a track nestled in the most picturesque part of England whets the appetite, then there is only one place to...
Parakeets Peck through 172-Year-Old Church Spire; Costly Bills: Rose-Ringed Parakeets Have Taken a Fancy to the Soft Wooden Shingles
Byline: ALINE NASSIF HUNDREDS of rose-ringed parakeets have pecked through the shingled spire of a church, causing thousands of pounds in damage. The birds were welcomed by parishioners of St John's in Croydon - until they decided to hack away...
Pier Wiped out in Blaze; 1.now and Then: Flames Gutted the Wooden Structure. below, the Listed Pier in 1955 2.raging: Flames and a Plume of Smoke Rise from the Pier at Weston- Super- Mare. It Had Just Undergone a ?5 Million Refit 3
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP FIRE officials are investigating after a blaze ripped through Weston-super- Mare's Grand Pier today, destroying the 104-year-old building. Flames and thick black smoke engulfed the Somerset seaside resort's Grade II-listed...
Pier Wiped out in Blaze; Now and Then: Flames Gutted the Wooden Structure. below, the Listed Pier in 1955 Raging: Flames and a Plume of Smoke Rise from the Pier at Weston- Super- Mare. It Had Just Undergone a ?5Million Refit Owner: Michelle Michael, Who Bought the Grand Pier Five Years Ago with Her Brother, at the Seaside Today
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP FIRE officials are investigating after a blaze ripped through Weston-super- Mare's Grand Pier today, destroying the 104-year-old building. Flames and thick black smoke engulfed the Somerset seaside resort's Grade II-listed...
PM Faces Direct Call to Quit from Labour MP
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN faced an outright call from a Labour MP to resign in the "best interests" of the Labour Party. Pendle MP Gordon Prentice said he hoped the Prime Minister would admit he was a liability. "I hope Gordon reflects...
PM Faces First Direct Call to Quit from Labour MP
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN faced an outright call from a Labour MP to resign in the "best interests" of the Labour Party. Pendle MP Gordon Prentice said he hoped the Prime Minister would admit on reflection he was a liability to his own...
Proms Play Second Fiddle to Dr Who and the Daleks; 1.who's Girl: Catherine Tate - Aka the Doctor's Assistant Donna - Was a Co-Host 2.orchestrate!: The Musicians Look on as Dalek Creator Davros Rises out of the Audience during the Dr Who Prom. Cybermen Stalked the Aisles and Other Aliens Invaded the Royal Albert Hall to the Delight of an Army of Fans
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU Royal Albert Hall . ANYONE for roast Dalek? On a scorching day the Royal Albert Hall was easily the hottest ticket in town. Cynics might dub it dumbing down but the Dr Who Prom certainly attracted Whovians of all ages. ...
Qataris out Shopping for Sainsburys Again
Byline: MICKEY CLARK Now we know the reason for the sharp rise in share price of the UKs thirdbiggest supermarkets chain, J Sainsbury, on Friday. Its biggest shareholder, the Qatar Investment Authority, has been out with its shopping trolley and...
Qataris out Shopping for Sainsbury's Again
Byline: MICKEY CLARK NOW we know the reason for the sharp rise in share price of the UK's thirdbiggest supermarkets chain, J Sainsbury, on Friday. Its biggest shareholder, the Qatar Investment Authority, has been out with its shopping trolley and...
Rail Bosses Reveal Radical Revamp Plan for Waterloo
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY WATERLOO station is set to be transformed, with the concourse sunk to the level of the Eurostar terminal, under plans revealed today. Network Rail wants a radical redevelopment of Britain's largest station and plans to...
Roman Tells Scolari He Must Win with Style
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich is demanding new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari wins trophies in style this season. Jose Mourinho captured two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his three years at Stamford...
Rush for Wi-Fi in Schools 'Putting Children at Risk'
Byline: TIM ROSS CHILDREN'S health is being put at risk by the rush to introduce wireless networks in schools, a teachers' leader warned today. Trade union Voice, previously the Professional Association of Teachers, called for a moratorium on...
Russian Roulette Needs a Wide Berth
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST I'VE been forced to do a double-take on more than one occasion in the past few days as I've heard businesses with interests in Russia and apologists for that country almost trying to excuse the behaviour of BP's local partners....
Ryanair in Nosedive after Profit Slides 85%; Dismal Outlook: Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary Expects Bankruptcies and Consolidation in the Airline Sector
Byline: ROBERT LEA SHARES in Ryanair crashed 25% today after it admitted it will plunge into the red this year on the back of its worst ever April-to-June trading quarter. The airline, Europe's largest budget carrier, reported an 85% slump in...
Ryanair Pledges Cut in Fares as Profits Plunge
Byline: ROBERT LEA RYANAIR today announced a five per cent cut in fares as it promised "plenty of bargains" for passengers. Boss Michael O'Leary's move, in response to an 85 per cent drop in profits in the last three months, is sure to spark...
Sotherton Ready to Quit Heptathlon after Beijing; Leap Year: Kelly Sotherton Says She May Stick to Doing the Long Jump after Next Month's Olympic Games in Beijing
Byline: Ian Chadband KELLY SOTHERTON has revealed that she may be competing in her last heptathlon in the Olympic Games. Yet if it is to be her farewell to the seven-event discipline, then Britain's top athletics all-rounder believes she is ready...
Tally of Victims Reveals Severity of Credit Crunch; Huge Losses: Sports Direct Chief Mike Ashley Saw ?327 Million Wiped off His Fortune
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST NEXT week sees the first anniversary of what is now referred to everywhere as the credit crunch. On 8 August, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King was happily assuring journalists there was no international financial...
The Old Hands and Young Turks Who May Fight for Gordon's Crown; Names in the Frame: Jack Straw and David Miliband Are Possible Contenders
Byline: JOE MURPHY JACK STRAW Justice Secretary Shrewd, experienced and pragmatic, Straw is uniquely qualified to deliver bad news to Gordon Brown. MPs universally name him as the leader of any delegation to tell the PM his time is up. At 61,...
The Sun Is out ... and So Is Most of the Fashion
Byline: LAURA CRAIK LONDONERS are a funny lot: we complain when it's cold, we complain when it's hot. You might think we'd all be happy that the chilly bluster of July had finally acquiesced to warmth, but no. "It's bloody boiling," say people crossly,...
The Vow of Silence on Rewards for Failure
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT is almost impossible to have a sensible debate about performance pay in this country because the landscape is dominated by remuneration consultants and remuneration committees who have the most vested of vested interests...
The Zebra and the Unicorn Spearhead Hirst's New ?65M Sale; Line Up: The Zebra, in the Incredible Journey, and the Dream, Featuring a Unicorn, Top, Are on Sale at Sotheby's in September
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE sale of new works by Damien Hirst in September is expected to raise more than ?65 million, it was announced today. Pieces now being detailed in a catalogue of 223 lots include works in many styles instantly recognisable...
Tonight's W.I. Lecture: Brothels of the World; Tea and Discussion: Shirley Landells and Jean Johnson, of the Hampshire Women's Institute, Spoke to Sex Workers at the Bunny Ranch, Nevada
Byline: TERRY KIRBY IT'S A long way from jam-making and knitting. Two members of the Women's Institute have just returned from a tour searching for the world's best brothel. Grandmother Jean Johnson, 62, and her friend Shirley Landells, 73, members...
Turning the Tables with Mr W; I Try, Mr Fawlty, I Try: Andrew Sachs as Manuel, the Definitive Waiter, with John Cleese as Basil Fawlty
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION Waiter Rant: Behind the Scenes of Eating Out by A Waiter ( John Murray ?12.99) THERE is a long and noble tradition of books that dish the dirt on the restaurant business. In the 1940s, Ludwig Bemmelmans wrote a brilliant...
Two-Tier Terminal Revamp at Waterloo to Tackle Congestion
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY WATERLOO station is planning to ease congestion by becoming a two tier terminal. Instead of its current design with concourse and platforms at the same level, the concourse will be expanded by placing it at street level...
Walking Miracle; (1) Long March: Gill and Joe (Right) with Two Fellow Walkers on the Way from Leeds (2) 24-Hour Arty People: Joe and Gill on Their Wedding Day (3) Staying Stylish: Gills Disability Hasnt Dulled Her Taste for Fashion
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD TEN days ago, Gill Hicks, the last woman to be pulled alive out of the 7 July 2005 Russell Square Tube bombing, set off on an extraordinary journey ? walking to central London from Leeds as the latest step in what she calls her...
Wareing Roasts Ramsay in First Big Interview since Split; Boiling Resentment: Chef Marcus Wareing Is Candid about His Former Boss and Mentor Gordon Ramsay. Left, the Pair Celebrate after P?trus Won an AA Restaurant of the Year Award
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN GORDON RAMSAY'S most successful protege has launched an extraordinary F-word attack on his former boss and says he wants to oust him as London's top superchef. In his first major interview since an acrimonious split from...
We Must Call to Account These Arrogant Bankers
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THANK God for Mark Burgess, head of equities at Legal & General. At last, an institutional investor has had the guts to say in public what many of them have been muttering in private these past few months ? that not...
You Can't Beat a Supporting Role; Aleksandra Sznaber: "I Love Working outside, the Variety of the Role and the Way I Can Serve My Community"
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON WHEN Aleksandra Sznaber first came to the UK after taking the Polish equivalent of A-levels in 2000, she worked in pubs and bars and spent two and-a-half years as a receptionist in a GP's surgery. She even juggled a job...
You Won't Believe It, but House Prices Are Set to Rise 15% by 2013
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE average house price in London will rise by 15.1 per cent over the next five years, according to new research. Prices will fall only slightly this year and next, then start to recover in 2010 and rapidly increase from...