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Articles from September 25, 2008

?500M Dive in Value of Canary Properties; Brought Down to Earth: Wharf Owner Songbird, Landlord to Some of the Biggest Victims of the Credit Crunch, Today Posted Losses of ?470 Million
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE owner of Canary Wharf today revealed the value of its property portfolio has tumbled by more than ?500 million but said it was hopeful the offices of collapsed investment bank Lehman Brothers will not lie empty. Songbird...
Actresses Take the Lead as Rogue Cyclists Kill Four Dogs; (1) Protest: Jenny Seagrove, Left, and Felicity Kendal with (from Left) Louie, Millie and George in Kensington Gardens. Dog Owners and Their Pets Formed a Chain across One of Their Pedestrianonly Tracks to Block Cyclists (2) Victim: Missy Was Killed on a Footpath
Byline: KATE CALDWELL ACTRESSES Felicity Kendal and Jenny Seagrove led dog lovers today in calls for a crackdown on cyclists, amid claims that four pets have been knocked down and killed in a London park. Pet owners accuse bikers of riding illegally...
All Ray and a Ball on the Night; Nostalgic: Ray Davies as the Storyteller in a Charming but Underdeveloped Look Back at an England on the Cusp of Change, Seen through the Prism of an Ilford Dance Hall
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Come Dancing *** Theatre Royal Stratford East THERE can be little doubt that this is Ray Davies's show. The former front man of the Kinks conceived the story, co-wrote the book, penned the music and lyrics and also stars...
ALSO SHOWING; Man and Machine: Jason Statham with His Motor (and Natalie Martinez) in Death Race Death-Dealing Dad: Liam Neeson in Taken
Taken Cert 15, 94 mins .. .. .. .. .. LIAM Neeson, an actor who is incapable of portraying villainy, kills about 50 people in Pierre Morel's movie about a divorced government agent whose daughter (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped while on her first European...
Ambulance 'Hijacked' by Patient at Gunpoint Crashes into Five Cars
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER A PATIENT held up an ambulance at gunpoint and threatened to kill its crew before taking the emergency vehicle and crashing it into five cars, the Standard has learned. The man allegedly pulled a gun on the terrified...
Anglo-Irish Madness; Crazy People: Sean (Tadhg Murphy), Dinny (Denis Conway) and Blake (Garrett Lombard) Play Their Younger Selves and Also Key Members of Their Extended Family
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH The Walworth Farce National's Cottesloe .. . . . . TAKE several chunks of Martin McDonagh and stir vigorously into an Anglo-Irish setting. Add in essence of Theatre of the Absurd, slithers of Black Farcical Comedy and...
BA Chief: It's Time to Charge for Sports Kit
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER BRITISH AIRWAYS could soon start charging passengers for extra luggage and meal upgrades in a bid to generate income in the global economic crisis. The airline's passengers currently do not have to pay to take...
Back to the Old Wild West; A Taste for Conflict: Ed Harris as Marshal Virgil Cole, Ren?e Zellweger as Allison, Viggo Mortensen as Deputy Everett Hitch and Jeremy Irons as Greedy Rancher Randall Bragg
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Appaloosa Cert 12A, 115 mins .. .. .. .. ... WESTERNS are seldom on the menu these days, largely because the audience for them has mysteriously fled. When they do arrive they tend to be revisionist affairs such as Clint...
BAILOUT HOPES BOOST SHARES; Leading Ladies: Cindy McCain, Wife of the Republican Presidential Candidate, with His Running Mate Sarah Palin at a Development Summit in New York. John McCain Was Meeting President Bush to Discuss the $700 Billion Bank Bail-Out
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN STOCK markets around the world roared back today on rising hopes that the $700 billion US bank bail-out was close to agreement. The FTSE-100 and Dow Jones Index in New York both rose sharply after Democrat party leaders...
Bankers' Salaries Must Be Curbed, Paulson Declares; Support: US President George Bush Is Backing Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's Plan
Byline: BILL CONDIE US TREASURY Secretary Hank Paulson is set to make key concessions to his $700 billion (?378.3 billion) Wall Street bailout plan, including a clampdown on bankers' pay. Hostility to the scheme is growing among people and politicians...
B&B Shares at a Record Low after New ?134M Writedown
BRADFORD & Bingley shares fell to an all-time low today as the bank revealed it has taken another ?133.8 million hit on its subprime and credit crunch-related investments. The shares dropped 2p to 23p, at which level the former building society...
Billionaire Buffett and the Only Banker He Trusts; (1) Buffett's Banker: Byron Trott (Right) and His Sprawling Home in the Lakeside Chicago Suburb of Winnetka (above) (2) Legend: Warren Buffett (Top) and the Home He Still Lives in despite His Billions
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AT MIDDAY on Tuesday this week, Byron Trott, a banker in Chicago, picked up the phone and speeddialled a number in Nebraska. A flurry of other calls followed. Within hours, Trott's employer, Goldman Sachs, announced it...
Boris on First Tube with Air Conditioning; (1) Summer Respite: Climate Control Carriages Will End the Heatwave Misery (2) Bendy Tube: The Concertina Mechanism Creates a More Open Space
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE first Tube train with air-conditioning was unveiled today as part of a ?1.6 billion upgrade on the Underground network. Climate-controlled carriages will come into operation on the Metropolitan line from 2010, to be followed...
Breast Cancer Reconstruction 'Still a Lottery'
Byline: ANNA DAVIS BREAST cancer patients face a postcode lottery over the standard of surgery they receive, a leading doctor claimed today. Many women are not offered the "gold standard" reconstruction surgery after their cancer operations and...
Brown Ready for Showdown with Rebels after Kelly Leak; Hostess: Sarah Brown with Queen Rania of Jordan and Wendi Deng, Wife of Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch, at a Dinner in New York. Gordon Brown Was Today at a UN Summit in the City Championing a $ . Bn Drive to Eradicate Malaria in the Poorest Countries by 2015
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN is preparing for a showdown with rebel Labour MPs on the day the Commons returns from its summer break. Supporters of the Prime Minister suspect there will be an orchestrated attack on his leadership at the private...
Bullish Spurs Send a Premier Warning
BIRTHDAY BOY Jamie O'Hara has warned the rest of the Premier League to be on their guard after Tottenham finally got their season back on track, writes Simon Rushworth. Following last night's 2-1 victory at Newcastle, the dynamic midfielder is confident...
Bush Warns of Danger to the World Economy; Grim News: President Bush Delivers a Statement on the US Economy and a Planned $ Bn Bail-Out, with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at His Side
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN PRESIDENT BUSH has warned the world of a new era of global depression if his $700 billion bank bail-out is blocked. In a sombre televised address, the President said "our entire economy is in danger" and painted a bleak...
BUSH: WE RISK A MELTDOWN; Sarah Meets Sarah: Mrs Brown, Wife of the Prime Minister, Is Pictured with Mrs Palin, Republican John McCains Running Mate in the US Presidential Election, at a Dinner Exclusively for Women in New York
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN PRESIDENT Bush has warned the world of a new era of global depression if his $700 billion bank bail-out is blocked. In a sombre televised address, the President said "our entire economy is in danger" and painted a bleak...
Cool O'Hara Takes Heat off Ramos; off the Mark: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Left) Heads Home the Opener and Signals That It's His First Goal for Spurs (below Centre) before Jamie O'Hara (below Left) Guides the Ball Past Shay Given Watched by Newcastle's Lowest Crowd for 16 Years (below) Something to Shout About: Jamie O'Hara (Centre) Is Mobbed by His Team-Mates after Scoring Tottenham's Second Goal
Byline: Simon Rushworth Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2 AFTER spending almost ?70million on players, it may have taken one of Spurs' own products to kickstart the season for Juande Ramos last night. With David Bentley (?15m); Darren Bent (?16.5m);...
Cool OHara Takes Heat off Ramos; Something to Shout About: Jamie OHara (Centre) Is Mobbed by His Team-Mates after Scoring Tottenhams Second Goal off the Mark: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Left) Heads Home the Opener and Signals That Its His First Goal for Spurs (below Centre) before Jamie OHara (below Left) Guides the Ball Past Shay Given Watched by Newcastles Lowest Crowd for 16 Years (Below)
Byline: Rimon Rushworth Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2 AFTER spending almost ?70million on new players, it took one of Tottenhams own products to kick-start the season for Juande Ramos last night. With David Bentley (?15m), Darren Bent (?16.5m), Luka...
Critics' Choice
FIVE BEST FILMS Unrelated Cert 15, 100 mins Former EastEnders director Joanna Hogg's masterful debut feature, about a lonely middle-aged woman on a Tuscan holiday. Linha de Passe Cert 15, 153 mins Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas on the struggle...
Cyclist Killed in Lorry Collision Is the Second Victim in a Week; Horrific Scene: Police Photograph the Bicycle of the Woman Who Was Killed as a Lorry Turned Left into Southampton Row, above. Witnesses Said the Victim "Never Had a Chance"
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER A WOMAN cyclist was killed when she was hit by a lorry at a junction in Holborn, the second cyclist to be killed on London's streets in the past week. The crash happened yesterday morning in Vernon Place. The 31-year-old...
Dallaglio Tips Cipriani to Stop the Rot at Wasps; Recovery Mission: Danny Cipriani Was Helped Backed to Fitness by Lawrence Dallaglio, Who Returned to Action Last Saturday (Inset)
Byline: CHRIS JONES LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO today predicted Danny Cipriani's dramatic return from serious injury would kickstart London Wasps' woeful season and turn England into a real force when they face the might of the Southern Hemisphere at Twickenham...
Dallaglio Tips Cipriani to Stop the Rot at Wasps; Recovery Mission: Danny Cipriani Was Helped Back to Fitness by Lawrence Dallaglio, Who Returned to Action Last Saturday (Inset)
Byline: Chris Jones LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO today predicted Danny Cipriani's dramatic return from serious injury would kickstart London Wasps' woeful season and turn England into a real force when they face the might of the southern hemisphere at Twickenham....
Deaths Probe at Top Hospital; (1) Cancer Surgery: Retired stockbrokerJack Brown Died after Complications Developed during an Operation (2) Operation: Tracey Korkmaz Was Admitted for Weight Loss Surgery. She Died after Suffering Blood Poisoning and Organ Failure
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD, RASHID RAZAQ, ANNA DAVIS A TOP London teaching hospital is being investigated over the deaths of three patients following surgery, it was revealed today. A patient safety watchdog has been called in to find out what...
Delighted Dowie Makes a Good Case for His Defence as Stewart Shocks Villa; Heads We Win: Damion Stewart Powers Home from Close Range to Give QPR Victory
Byline: DAVID SMITH IAIN DOWIE today offered a shock Carling Cup victory against Aston Villa as evidence that mediocrity is no longer the norm at Queens Park Rangers. Since arriving at Loftus Road in May, Dowie has worked hard to prove that while...
Double Blow for Home Buyers
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FIRST-TIME buyers suffered a fresh blow today when a major high street lender raised its mortgage rates. HSBC said it had been forced to increase its two-year fixed rate for first-time buyers by 0.3 per cent to 6.27 per...
Double Blow on Mortgages
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FIRST-TIME buyers suffered a fresh blow today when a major High Street lender raised its mortgage rates. HSBC said that it had been forced to increase its twoyear fixed rate for first-time buyers by 0.3 per cent to 6.27...
Funding for Olympic Media Base in Jeopardy
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE ?400million media centre for the 2012 Olympics is caught up in a funding crisis, it can be revealed today. The financial squeeze has led to fears that the consortium building the broadcast and press centre will not...
Go Girl, Go Gucci; What Women Want: Mini Dresses and Long Evening Gowns at the Gucci Show in Milan with Shrunken Khaki Jackets Also Certain to Appeal to Famous Fans
Byline: LAURA CRAIK GUCCI might not be the most cuttingedge brand in Milan that accolade goes to Prada but when it comes to knocking out hits, it is unassailable. As with her predecessor Tom Ford designer Frida Giannini has a sense for knowing what...
Hamilton Clocks on to McLaren Sleeping Plan; Future Is Bright: Singapore's New 3.149-Mile Street Circuit around the Swish Marina Bay District Will Be Lit by Up to 1,500 Lamps
Byline: David Smith LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed how his McLaren team have devised a special sleep pattern to cope with the unique demands of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Not only are drivers having to cope with substantial differences...
Height of Fashion
Byline: BELLA BLISSETT (1) 6.5" Louis Vuitton: suede and patent power wedge, ?550 (020 7399 4050) (2) 6" Office: T-bar platforms, ?85 (www.office.co.uk) (3) 6" Giambattista Valli: stacked platforms from ?490 at Browns (www.browns-fashion.com) (4)...
Here's the Way to Start Solving the Credit Crisis
Byline: NEIL COLLINS HE REALLY can't resist it, can he? You might think that after more than a decade of introducing economically trivial, crowd pleasing measures as Chancellor, Gordon Brown could kick the habit as Prime Minister. Yet here he...
Hospital Investigated over Deaths of Three Patients after Surgery; (1) Coma: Tracey Korkmaz Suffered Blood Poisoning and Organ Failure (2) Complications: Retired Stockbroker Jack Brown Died during Surgery for Throat Cancer
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD, RASHID RAZAQ, ANNA DAVIS A TOP London teaching hospital is being investigated over the deaths of three patients following surgery, it was revealed today. A patient safety watchdog has been called in to find out what...
How to Lose Friends and Find a Film; Premiere People: Toby Young, above Left, with Simon Pegg Who Plays Him in the Film and Actresses Margo Stilley and Gillian Anderson. Left Pegg with Megan Fox in the Film and Right, Anderson in Another Scene
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD How To Lose Friends & Alienate People *** Empire, Leicester Square EVERYONE assumes the life of a journalist is the most glamorous job in the world. If ever a film disproved that notion it's this movie. Cocky British...
ID Card Scheme Faces New Stumbling Block over Fingerprinting; First Look: An Example of the New ID Card for Foreign Nationals
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM JACQUI SMITH today admitted that it will be impossible to include fingerprints of some people on the Government's ID cards. The revelation will raise new doubts about the effectiveness of the scheme. But the Home Secretary...
Lloyds TSB on Slide as Deutsche Bank Says Sell
Byline: MICKEY CLARK Lloyds TSB may be picking up HBOS , the UKs biggest mortgage provider, for a song but not everyone in the City believes its shares are a worthwhile investment. Fresh weakness in Lloyds shares today left it one of the biggest...
Lloyds TSB on Slide as Deutsche Bank Says Sell
Byline: MICKEY CLARKE Lloyds TSB may be picking up HBOS, the UKs biggest mortgage provider, for a song but not everyone in the City believes its shares are a worthwhile investment. Fresh weakness in the price of Lloyds today left it nursing a...
Lloyds TSB on Slide as Deutsche Bank Says Sell
Byline: MICKEY CLARK LLOYDS TSB may be picking up HBOS, the UK's biggest mortgage provider, for a song but not everyone in the City believes its shares are a worthwhile investment. Fresh weakness in the price of Lloyds today left it nursing a...
Lock in to a New Career in the Cells; Variety: A Detention Officer's Administrative Duties Include Liaising with Drug Workers, Medical Examiners, Interpreters and Solicitors
Byline: MICHELLE DUNN IF YOU'VE not been arrested recently, you'll be forgiven for not knowing that the "lock 'em up and throw away the key" school of punishment is as up-to-date as blue cloaks, whistles and wooden truncheons. Nowadays, the welfare...
Menezes Police Hit by Holidays
Byline: ROB SINGH A THIRD of the Met's elite firearms teams were on holiday on the day Jean Charles de Menezes was shot, a senior officer admitted today. Deputy assistant commissioner John McDowall told the inquest into the innocent Brazilian's...
MPs Tell Cash-Strapped Queen to Tighten Her Belt; Inflation: The Queens Finances Have Been Hit by Rising Costs
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL THE Queen today faced calls to cut her spending as it emerged she will face a cash crisis by 2011 without extra public money. A secret plea to the Government for extra funding has so far been refused with ministers saying...
Nasty Whiff at BBC's ?250M Media Village; Send in the Plumbers: BBC D-G Mark Thompson and Presenter Jonathan Ross
OH DEAR. The BBC is literally going down the pan. Four years ago the BBC's new ?250m Media Village at White City was officially opened to great fanfare by Jonathan Ross - he's got to earn his keep somehow. Five new buildings by Allies and Morrison...
Obama and McCain in White House Talks on Wall St Crisis
US PRESIDENTIAL hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain have agreed to a meet President Bush at the White House today to discuss the Wall Street crisis. The men issued a joint statement today saying: "This is a time to rise above politics for the...
Ocado Delivers Success as Shoppers Cook at Home; Stocking Up: Ocado Has Seen Sales Increase by per Cent as People Choose to Cook from Scratch at Home Rather Than Eat Out
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE capital's biggest online supermarket has seen its sales soar despite the cash squeeze. Ocado, which delivers some ?170 million of groceries to London front doors each year, said sales were up about 20 per cent on last...
Our Debate's Too Crucial to Postpone Says Obama
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON BARACK OBAMA today rejected a call from rival John McCain to call off tomorrows televised presidential debate so they can tackle Americas crippling financial problems. Mr McCain has suspended his election campaign to return...
Our Debate's to Postpone Too Crucial Says Obama; Let It Be: Paul McCartney Lights a Candle at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem before Tonight's Concert. "My Message Is a Peaceful One," He Said. "I Hope the Idea Will Spread"
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON BARACK OBAMA today rejected a call from rival John McCain to call off tomorrow's televised presidential debate so they can tackle America's crippling financial problems. Mr McCain has suspended his election campaign to return...
Paranoia and Plots Now Rule Labour
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN can see the mercury plummet before his eyes. A hurricane is coming and after Manchester it could hit at any time. Until this week, MPs talked of deadlines, like the Glenrothes by-election, as a necessary trigger...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS THE BILL 8pm, ITV1 A topical stabbing story with a twist provides the meat of this evening's sporadically entertaining episode. However it's the sub-plot that The Bill fanatics are really going to sink their teeth into...
Plotting, Paranoia, Enmity and Dark Threats
Byline: JOE MURPHY LIKE a ship's captain watching the mercury plummet before his eyes, Gordon Brown knows a hurricane is heading his way. Until this week, the Glenrothes byelection, probably on November 6, was being billed as "Brown's next deadline"....
PM Ready for Showdown with Rebels Angry over Ruth Resignation Leak
Byline: JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN is preparing for a showdown with rebel Labour MPs on the day the Commons returns from its summer break. Supporters of the Prime Minister suspect there will be an orchestrated attack on his leadership at the private...
Rangers Love It as Match-Winner Stewart Proves the Star in a Thriller Ar Villa; Call to Arms: Damion Stewart Celebrates Knocking Aston Villa out of the Carling Cup
Byline: DAVID SMITH Aston Villa 0 QPR 1 QUEENS PARk RANGERS goal hero Damion Stewart today spoke of the unity behind the Championship clubs great start to the season. Rangers caused one of the shocks of the Carling Cup third round by knocking...
Rugby Focus
Byline: SAM BORDISS Guinness Premiership Leicester Tigers v London Wasps Welford Road, tomorrow, 8.05pm It looks grim for Wasps. They have made their worst start to the Premiership, James Haskell is banned for this clash and Leicester will be gunning...
Sarah Back in the Limelight as Brown Holds Talks in New York; Hostess: Sarah Brown with Queen Rania of Jordan and Wendi Deng, Wife of Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch, at a Dinner for Influential Women in New York
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL GORDON BROWN held talks in New York today on the worldwide economic crisis and tackling poverty in the developing world. He was accompanied by his wife Sarah, who took to the global stage in the campaign to fight killer...
Sats Are Wrongly Marked ... after 11 Weeks
Byline: TIM ROSS A SCHOOL forced to wait 11 weeks for its Sats results is sending them back because the marks are "wrong". St Albans Girls' School received grades this week after waiting since 8 July for results of tests taken by 14-year-olds....
Save 2012 Money: Leave Greenwich Park Alone; Leave Well Alone: Greenwich Park Risks Suffering Permanent Damage If the Plan to Hold the Equestrian Events There Goes Ahead
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN AS THE credit crunch tightens, and private-sector funding for the 2012 Olympics dries up, we learned today that another Games facility the media centre has joined the athletes' village in the financial crisis zone. Neither...
Scare 'Em Rigid& and Boost McCain Vote
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON PRESIDENT George Bush seems to have woken up to the fact that there is a crisis in the financial markets which threatens if it runs unchecked to do serious damage to the US economy. In American parlance the good citizens on...
Scolari's Happy to Play a Risky Game; Pen Pal: Frank Lampard Strokes Home a Penalty at Fratton Park Last Night to Open the Scoring in Chelsea's Comfortable 4-0 Victory
Byline: TOM COLLOMOSSE IT MAY seem churlish to raise the point after a 4-0 victory, and Luiz Felipe Scolari did say he wanted to win everything this season, but is he taking an unnecessary risk by deciding to field several senior players in the...
Seriously, Art Just Brings out My Fluffy Side
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD ON WEDNESDAY I went to the opening of the Pangolin sculpture gallery in London's swanky Kings Place. A run-down bit of King's Cross has been transformed into a stunning arts complex. The inaugural show at Pangolin Peter Randall-Page's...
Shame on the Selfish Parents Who Shun MMR
Byline: VIV GROSKOP THERE was a mumps scare at my four-year-old son's playgroup last term. Despite widespread flapping and mass scaremongering by email, in the end it came to nothing. But it did have one useful point. Whenever it was discussed,...
Some of These Bankers Really Are Clever after All; Mixed Fortunes: Pain of Lloyd Blankfein, Left, Is Being Exploited While Pierre Gadonneix Senses a Winning Bet
JUST when you thought nobody in their right mind would dream up a new derivative, here come two in a row. Across the Atlantic, Warren Buffett saves the US banking system by taking a dose of Goldman Sachs warrants while here the French have squared...
That's Cool ... the Open-Plan Tubes with Air Conditioning; (1) Summer Respite: The New "Climate Control" Carriages Will Have Two Air-Conditioning Units and a Concertina Mechanism Instead of Connecting Doors to End the Misery of Travelling in Sweltering Packed Conditions (2) Sleek: The New Tubes Will Be Launched on the Metropolitan Line from 2010, Followed by the Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE first Tube train with air-conditioning was unveiled today as part of a ?1.6 billion upgrade on the Underground network. Climate-controlled carriages will come into operation on the Metropolitan line from 2010, to be followed...
The ?Bercool Are Heading South; Drowning in Glitz: Left, a Still from Sarah Baker's Video Installation at Bearspace, Studs, Based on Jackie Collins's 1969 Blockbuster. below, Bob and Roberta Smith's Book Celebrating the Anniversary of the Deptford X Festival
Byline: MARSHA DUNSTAN Deptford X Various venues in SE8 IT'S impossible to pin down where exactly is the coolest place to see contemporary art in the capital because the cutting edge of the London art scene is constantly on the move. Galleries...
The Biggest Winner in the Crunch Is Gobbledegook
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER NEVER mind the economic damage being wrought by the financial crisis, the havoc it is visiting on popular English usage is just as disorienting. For those who tend to skim business headlines, it has opened up a topsyturvy...
The Failings of Mr Brown
COULD Gordon Brown's conference speech really have lived up to the billing, "the speech of his life"? Among my friends, family and Labour Party activists, his speech was only mentioned for its irrelevance. But what could he say? His reputation as...
The Trusty Bank of My Teens Has Gone
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS ON HOLIDAY in Greece last week I paused outside a newsagent to read a British front page. HBOS shares had crashed 48 per cent in a single day. Twenty-four hours later I learned my bank of 25 years was bust. My money...
The US Bail-Out and Mr Brown
THE Prime Minister will be buoyed today by the news that two polls suggest Labour has narrowed the Tory lead in the polls to 10 points. Yet his hopes of using his trip to the US for a UN conference to fulfil his conference pledge to tackle the interna-tional...
The US Bail-Out and Mr Brown
THE Prime Minister announced in his conference speech that he would be travelling to the US and European capitals over the next few weeks to help organise reform of the global financial system. It was an inspiring promise, which cast Gordon Brown in...
Treasury Blocks Queen's Secret Plea for More Money; Soaring Prices: The Queen's Finances Have Been Eroded by Rising Inflation
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL THE QUEEN could face a cash crisis by 2011 but her secret pleas to the Government for extra money are being refused, it was claimed today. Palace aides have told ministers the monarchy's finances have been eroded by inflation...
Two Sisters and One Guilty Past; Rebuilding Their Relationship: L?a (Elsa Zylberstein) and Her Sister Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas)
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM I've Loved You So Long Cert 12A, 115 mins .. .. .. .. .. WRITER Philippe Claudel's sensitive debut as a director does not seem dramatic, at least on the surface. However, it has such a good performance from Kristin Scott...
Uphill Struggle out of This Mess
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON TODAY, the Prime Minister jets across the Atlantic for a meeting with other world leaders to talk about a new regulatory structure for global financial markets a timely reminder that current market conditions won't last for...
US Could Cap Big Bonuses to Bankers Working on Bail-Out
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH RISING anger about bankers' pay could force US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to agree to tough new rules if he is to push through his mooted $700 billion Wall Street bail-out. With opposition to the plan from all sides,...
US Could Cap Big Bonuses to Bankers Working on Rescue
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH RISING anger about bankers pay could force US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to agree to tough new rules as the $700 billion Wall Street bail-out nears agreement. With opposition to the plan from all sides, the former Goldman...
Watchdog Hits Subprime Lender with ?1.12M Fine; Clear Message: Margaret Cole Said GE Money Was Punished for Not Correcting Failings
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE City watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, today slapped a ?1.12 million fine on one of the countrys largest providers of subprime mortgages in a clear message to the industry that it expects it to sharpen up its act....
Watford Anger as FA Hit Aidy in Ghost Goal Row; Flashpoint: Watford Manager Aidy Boothroyd Argues with Referee Stuart Attwell over Readings Ghost Goal and Is Sent to the Stands
Byline: TOM COLLOMOSSE THE Football Association added insult to injury on Watford today when they charged boss Aidy Boothroyd over his behaviour during the match which is now infamous for the goal that never was. Boothroyd was dismissed by referee...
Wheeldon's Troupe Fulfils Its Promise; Stars on Loan: Benjamin and Watson
Byline: SARAH FRATER Morphoses/Wheeldon Company: Mixed Bill 1 Sadler's Wells. . . . . . A BLIZZARD of goodwill accompanied Christopher Wheeldon when he launched his ballet company a year ago. But it's one thing to launch a troupe, and another...
Why Hank Faces Tough Questions about His $700 Billion Bailout Plan; Grilling: US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Stands Up from the Witness Table after Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about His Proposed $700 Billion Bailout. on the Right of Picture Is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
Byline: JAMES DORAN Hank The Hammer Paulson, US Treasury Secretary and former Wall Street Titan, is to some an unstop-pable hero capable of saving his country from certain economic doom. But to others his agenda strays so far from the basic rules...
Why Hank Faces Tough Questions about His $700 Billion Bailout Plan; Grilling: US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Stands Up from the Witness Table after Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about His Proposed $700 Billion Bailout. on the Right of Picture Is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
Byline: JAMES DORAN HANK "The Hammer" Paulson, US Treasury Secretary and former Wall Street Titan, is to some an unstoppable hero capable of saving his country from certain economic doom. But to others his agenda strays so far from the basic rules...