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Articles from March 16, 2009

$1M Bonuses Paid to AIG's Mayfair Toxic Debts Team
Byline: ROBERT LEA BANKERS at AIG's disgraced Mayfair operations -- dubbed the Ground Zero of the financial crisis -- are receiving $1 million bonuses. The payouts came despite the AIG Financial Products division losing $40.5 billion ([pounds...
$1M Bonuses Paid to AIG's Mayfair Toxic Debts Team
Byline: ROBERT LEA BANKERS at AIG's disgraced Mayfair operations -- dubbed the Ground Zero of the financial crisis -- are receiving $1 million bonuses. That is despite the AIG Financial Products division losing $40.5 billion ([pounds sterling]28.6...
$1M Bonuses Paid to AIG's Mayfair Toxic Debts Team
Byline: ROBERT LEA BANKERS at AIG's disgraced Mayfair operations -- dubbed the Ground Zero of the financial crisis -- are receiving $1 million bonuses. That is despite the AIG Financial Products division losing $40.5 billion ([pounds sterling]28.6...
A Glorious Cocktail of Sun, Beer and a French Defeat
Byline: Matthew Norman ANY OF you turning to these pages for expert analysis will, I know, be thoroughly sated by the adjacent words of Chris Jones. So let me confess not only that I understand the finer points of rugby union half as well as I understand...
Alan Sugar's Fortune Does a Disappearing Act on New Apprentice
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK AND JONATHAN PRYNN WHEN The Apprentice returns to television screens next week all the old favourites will be there including righthand woman and man Margaret Mountford and Nick Hewer, the hapless contestants and of course...
Armitage Puts His Best Foot Forward for Skipper
Byline: Chris Jones London Irish full-back, who feared he might miss the Six Nations with injury, praises under-fire Borthwick following five-try win over France. By Chris Jones ENGLAND 34 FRANCE 10 DELON ARMITAGE today paid tribute to under-fire...
At Home in Our Mixed Up World
Byline: IAN THOMSON MAKING AN ELEPHANT: WRITING FROM WITHIN by Graham Swift (Picador, [pounds sterling]18.99) GRAHAM Swift, born in London in 1949, has Russian-Jewish blood on his mother's side, so he's well placed to appreciate the vagaries...
Barclays Got [Pounds Sterling]6bn of Insurer's Bailout Cash
Byline: ROBERT LEA BARCLAYS is one of the single largest beneficiaries of the US government's bailout of AIG, it emerged today. It received about [pounds sterling]6 billion, or the equivalent of the whole of the British bank's profits for last year....
Barclays Is Boosted by iShares Sell-Off Hopes
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BARCLAYS shares rocketed today as it confirmed it was considering the sale of part of its fund management business, and talks continued with the Government about insuring its toxic assets. The bank said it may sell its iShares...
Barratt Lures Buyers with Free Insurance
Byline: RUTH BLOOMFIELD ONE of Britain's biggest house builders is offering new buyers a way to "recession-proof" their property in a bid to encourage sales. Barratt Homes is giving away a year of the insurance on new developments in London so...
Basement Extensions Don't Go Down Well with Neighbours
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL Planning Correspondent A CRAZE for basement extensions is triggering complaints from neighbours across London. The number has doubled in many areas as families seek to improve their houses rather than sell in a falling...
Basement Extensions Go Down Badly with Stressed Neighbours
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL Planning Correspondent A CRAZE for basement extensions is triggering complaints from neighbours across London. The number has doubled in many areas as families seek to improve their houses rather than sell in a falling...
Billion-Dollar Questions on Madoff Must Be Answered
Byline: Chris Blackhurst CITY EDITOR BERNARD Madoff must hope that, by pleading guilty, he draws a veil over his frauds. That must be the only explanation for his behaviour. It's not like he is going to get a shorter sentence that will make any...
Boris Considers Bringing in Off-Peak Rate for C-Charge
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY City Hall Reporter MOTORISTS could be charged varying amounts according to when they enter the congestion zone. The [pounds sterling]8 daily rate could be lowered in the middle of the day to help businesses operating...
Brown Calls on G20 to Agree Deal to Help Poorer Countries
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor GORDON BROWN today launched an impassioned challenge to Barack Obama over free trade, urging for a "support thy neighbour" deal at the London summit. Opening a fresh series of talks before the G20 meeting on...
Brown: We Need Free Trade for Global Recovery
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor GORDON BROWN today called for a global push on free trade saying it was time for countries to "support thy neighbour". His appeal came as the world's most powerful central banker predicted America's recession...
'Buy to Let King' Appeals against Divorce Payout
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A MILLIONAIRE property magnate is appealing against his divorce settlement because of the recession, the second such case in less than a week. Jim Moore, dubbed the "buy to let king", is going to court to renegotiate the...
'Buy-to-Let King' Appeals against Divorce Payout
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A MILLIONAIRE property magnate is appealing against his divorce settlement because of the recession, the second such case in less than a week. Jim Moore, dubbed the "buy-to-let king", is going to court to renegotiate the...
Cambridge to Take Only Those with at Least 90% in One A Level
Byline: TIM ROSS Education Correspondent PUPILS hoping to win a place at Cambridge face a tougher task in future after the university announced tighter entry rules today. Candidates will be required to achieve the new A* grade in at least one...
Cancel Planned Rise in BBC Licence Fee, Says Cameron
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor DAVID CAMERON today called for a freeze in the BBC licence fee in a move that signalled painful Whitehall cost-cutting by a future Tory government. The Conservative leader said a two per cent rise in the [pounds...
Capital's High Streets Buck Recession with an Increase in Sales
Byline: hugo duncan City Correspondent Retail sales in london jumped last month as the capital shrugged off the recession blighting high streets elsewhere in Britain. the British Retail Consortium today said sales in london in February were 5.9...
Challenging but Very Stimulating
Byline: jonathan morrow More than half a million people were detained in custody across London in 2008. As these detainees arrive at the police station, the first people they come across are a Designated Detention officer (DDo). DDos are civilians...
Child Protection Is Not Working
IN HIS child protection review, Lord Laming was looking at whether his own recommendations for reform had been implemented, but there is a need to address wider issues too. The national agency he proposes is no replacement for the lack of an effective...
'Dangerous' Trainspotters to Be Banned from King's Cross
Byline: DICK MURRAY Transport Editor TRAINSPOTTERS could be banned from King's Cross for security reasons, it was claimed today. Union leaders say National Express will bar spotters from stations on the East Coast main line because they are a...
Did Rescue of Insurer Save Goldman? COMMENTARY
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH THE Goldman Sachs spokesman could not have been firmer. "We have said many times on the record that our exposure to AIG was, and is, not material. Our exposure to AIG is offset by collateral and hedges and is not material...
Don't Recall Flaky Cipriani If Flood's out, Says Guscott
Byline: SAM PETERS JEREMY GUSCOTT has warned against England recalling "flaky" Danny Cipriani for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Martin Johnson is waiting on the results of a scan on Toby Flood's injured shoulder after the Leicester...
Do Something for Cyclists, Bojo
Byline: A LONDON LIFE TOBY YOUNG I WAS intrigued by Boris Johnson's announcement last week that he intends to create more public spaces in London. Top of the list is the plan to pedestrianise the area around Exhibition Road as part of a [pounds...
Dr Marten I Presume. from Workwear Staple to Iconic Fashion Statement: The Boot Is Back, Thanks to Aggy
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD AGYNESS Deyn likes hers in cherry red. Model of the moment Alice Dellal prefers hers with biker jacket and ripped fishnets. Daisy Lowe has them in bright pink. The Dr Marten boot is back. At Paris Fashion Week, Jean-Paul...
Essien the Key as Blues Put Pressure on United; .. Star's Return Vital, Says Malouda
FLORENT MALOUDA today claimed Michael Essien holds the key to Chelsea's battle for silverware on three fronts, writes James Olley. The Blues climbed to second in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge yesterday.....
Eurozone Shoppers Help Capital Shrug off Recession
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN City Correspondent RETAIL sales in London jumped last month as the capital shrugged off the recession blighting high streets elsewhere in Britain. The British Retail Consortium today said sales in London last month were 5.9...
Fritzl Hides His Face in Defiance; Bizarre Act in Court as Trial Opens .. Crowd Bays for Blood of Cellar Rapist
Byline: DAVE HILL in Austria AND JUSTIN DAVENPORT JOSEF FRITZL hid his face behind a file folder today as he went on trial accused of imprisoning his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven children. In a bizarre attempt to...
Fritzl on Trial: The Shocking Details of Depraved Cruelty to Daughter
THE suffering, sexual depravity and sheer dread that pervaded the "hidden concrete kingdom" ruled by Josef Fritzl was described to a court today. The 73-year-old building engineer raped his daughter Elisabeth more than 3,000 times during her 24-year...
Frustrated Strauss Desperate for a Win; after Latest Defeat, England's Captain Will Demand to See More Passion from His Men. by Andrew Hodgson
Byline: Andrew Hodgson ANDREW STRAUSS hopes his England squad show they are desperate for victory when they hold meetings this week to find a winning formula for their one-day series against West Indies. Yesterday's emphatic six-wicket defeat...
Garvey Turns Meister
ELBOW were long overdue a night like this. For many years, the Bury band seemed destined to be rock's perennial underachievers but thanks to their Mercury-winning fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid, they're now popular enough to headline Wembley Arena....
Guus Must Prove He Can Rotate Star Turns; Return of Essien Gives Boss Options but He Needs to Keep Blues in Hunt for Three Trophies without Becoming New 'Tinkerman'. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley CHELSEA 1 MAN CITY 0 THERE are not many qualities Guus Hiddink has left to prove in a glittering managerial career, but rotating a Chelsea squad battling on three fronts for silverware represents a challenge that stands among...
Hammer Blow for Banksy as Graffiti Is Sold; the Londoner's Diary
BAD NEWS for Banksy who doesn't want collectors to buy and sell his street art. Bankrobber, the Notting Hill gallery, is planning a sale of six of his art works on 24 April, ranging in price from [pounds sterling]8,000 to [pounds sterling]25,000...
Harry's Charity Saved from Cash Crisis by Tory Donor Ashcroft
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP PRINCE HARRY'S charity to help starving children in Africa has been bailed out by a [pounds sterling]250,000 donation from one of the Conservative Party's richest benefactors. Lord Ashcroft, a billionaire businessman and...
He Raped His Cellar Daughter without Speaking to Her for 9 Years; Fritzl Hides His Face in the Dock as Incest Trial Opens
Byline: DAVE HILL in Austria AND JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE suffering, dread and sexual depravity of the "concrete kingdom" Josef Fritzl created in an underground dungeon were described to a court today. The 73-year-old raped his daughter without saying...
High Price of Sunday Driving
Byline: JOHNNY REED LETTER FROM SHANGHAI ANCIENT and modern coexist quite happily in Shanghai. Take the new car owner. One of the first trips is often to the nearest temple. There, for a price, the monks will provide celestial cover against the...
High Spirits as Rupert Becomes Ghostly Toast of Broadway
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK In New York CROWNING one of the most unpredictable careers in showbusiness, Rupert Everett woke up this morning a Broadway star. Making his debut on the Great White Way, the 49-year-old actor, best known for his film roles...
High Spirits as Rupert Becomes the Ghostly Toast of Broadway
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK In New York CROWNING one of the most unpredictable careers in showbusiness, Rupert Everett woke up this morning a Broadway star. Making his debut on the Great White Way, the 49-year-old actor, best known for his film roles...
Ideal Spot for Chateau King's Cross
Byline: MARK PRIGG Science Correspondent IT IS a world away from the idyllic slopes of the Continent and New World usually associated with many of the world's best red wines. But a former rubbish tip on an industrial estate behind King's Cross...
If You Really Know Best, Mr Balls, Why Are There Still So Few Good Schools? as Thousands of London Children Are Denied Their School of Choice, the Former Head of Ofsted Argues That Social Engineering Is Holding Back the Fight for Higher Standards
Byline: CHRIS WOODHEAD LAST Friday I stopped for fuel in a garage in Wandsworth. "Didn't you use to work in education?" the cashier asked. I confessed that I had. "Well", she said, "things aren't getting any better, are they? My boy did really...
Innocent Teenager Set for Law Degree Is Shot Dead 'By Mistake'
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT Crime Correspondent AN innocent teenager who was planning to be a lawyer was shot dead outside a crowded pub at the weekend in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity. Abdulkarim Boudiaf, 18, was killed by...
'I Saw the Dish Being Thrown ... Then Blood Flew from My Brother Jimmy's Face'
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT Courts Correspondent THE mother of schoolboy Jimmy Mizen wiped away tears at the Old Bailey today as his elder brother told of the teenager's death. Jimmy died the day after his 16th birthday when his neck was gashed...
Legal 'Farce' Means Fritzl Could Be Free in Six Years; Expert Says Austrian System Is 'A Nonsense'
Byline: DAVE HILL In St Poelten THE sensational trial of Josef Fritzl could turn into a farce, it was warned today. One Austrian legal expert believes Fritzl, 73, could be free in just six anda-half years even if found guilty of most of his crimes...
Let Bank Take Its Share of Blame
Byline: Chris Blackhurst CITY EDITOR WHAT is the Bank of England for? In some quarters of the City, even asking that question is akin to committing blasphemy. But listening to Sir James Sassoon, the former banker turned civil servant turned Gordon...
Match of the Day
CYNICS might suspect collusion between the British and Euro team captains. Brown began their press conference by backing Barroso for a second term as EC president. Barroso attacked David Cameron for walking out of the European People's Party grouping...
Maybe a Mix of Approaches Would Help G20 to Get It Right
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON CITY COMMENT FOLLOWING this weekend's dress rehearsal for the summit meeting in three weeks of G20, the world's leading economic nations, the word has apparently been put out by the Prime Minister that he wants "announceables"....
Mayor Woos China Firms for 2012 Deals
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD Sports News Correspondent THE presence of a delegation of Chinese companies touring London to seek Olympics contracts has cast fresh doubt over the extent to which the British economy will benefit from 2012. The three-day...
Met Police Officer Dies in Ski Plunge as Wife Looks On
Byline: PETER ALLEN in Paris A METROPOLITAN police officer died in front of his wife on a skiing holiday in France. Michael Probert, 43, lost control as he skied down a slope in Alpe d'Huez, and fell into a 10ft ditch, hitting his head. His...
Migration in the Public Interest
IN A recession, when jobs are under threat and public spending limited, feelings on immigration run particularly high. A poll for the Financial Times suggests that 78 per cent of UK adults believe that immigrants should be asked to leave the country...
Migration in the Public Interest
IN A recession, when jobs are under threat, feelings on immigration run particularly high. A poll for the Financial Times suggests that 78 per cent of UK adults believe that jobless immigrants should be asked to leave the country. A majority oppose...
Monaco Lifts the Veil on Tax Secrecy
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH MONACO is moving to open up its books in the latest victory in the battle against tax havens. The principality is to follow Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by relaxing its strict bank secrecy rules after pressure from...
Most Britons Want Jobless Immigrants to Be Asked to Leave
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent MORE than three-quarters of Britons believe jobless immigrants should be asked to leave the UK, according to a new poll. The finding will raise fears that the far-Right BNP could prosper in...
'Most Britons Want Jobless Immigrants to Leave Country'
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent MORE than three-quarters of Britons believe jobless immigrants should be asked to leave the UK, according to a poll. The finding will raise fears that the far-Right BNP could prosper in the...
Motionless and Silent He Still Wants to Be in Charge
Byline: DAVE HILL AND JUSTIN DAVENPORT JOSEF FRITZL has shown a controlling personality throughout his life and this morning clearly wanted to remain in charge. As he was led into a packed courtroom in a provincial town west of Vienna he stayed...
Mum Turns Roman Matron; Julie Myerson's Controversial Book Mixes Limp Historical Research with Her Own Grimly Fascinating Confessions
Byline: BOOK OF THE WEEK CLAIRE HARMAN THE LOST CHILD: A TRUE STORY by Julie Myerson (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]14.99)) YOU have to admire Julie Myerson's professionalism. There she is, burdened with some truly awful material, trying to...
My Pride Is All I Have Left Says Wife Rosemarie in Her First Interview
Byline: AMAR SINGH THE WIFE of Josef Fritzl spoke for the first time today of her torment. Rosemarie Fritzl, 69, has changed her name and moved to a new town. She said: "I don't know where I'm heading now. My life has already been ruined enough....
Paperbacks
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH A DANGEROUS LIAISON by Carole Seymour-Jones (Arrow, [pounds sterling]8.99) IN 1929, Jean-Paul Sartre, a short, unattractive young Frenchman, asked his girlfriend, Simone de Beauvoir, to marry him for the third time -- and yet...
Path through the Minefield for G20
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON CITY COMMENT FOLLOWING this weekend's dress rehearsal for the summit meeting in three weeks of G20, the world's leading economic nations, the word has apparently been put out by the Prime Minister that he wants "announceables"....
Pension Funds Hire Cherie as They Sue RBS over Lost Millions
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent BANK chiefs including Sir Fred Goodwin are facing legal action led by Cherie Blair over hundredmillion-pound losses. Pension funds have hired Mrs Blair to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland over...
Pete Clark's Choice
Stewart Lee'S Comedy VehiCLe 9pm, BBC2 Now, here is a man after my own black heart. I don't know about you, but I can't shake the feeling that a lot of what constitutes modern celebrity culture, when it has the temerity to appear in books, is a load...
Pizza That Doesn't Pile on the Pounds
Byline: anna davis FOR dieters it sounds too good to be true. Londoners are being encouraged to visit a chain of high street restaurants for slimming advice -- and a pizza. WeightWatchers has invited its members to Pizza Express to prove that...
Pizza That Doesn't Pile on the Pounds; Low-Calorie Meals Give Slimmers the Chance to Weigh in and Then Tuck In
Byline: ANNA DAVIS FOR dieters it sounds too good to be true. Londoners are being encouraged to visit a chain of high street restaurants for slimming advice -- and a pizza. WeightWatchers has invited its members to Pizza Express to prove that...
Prince Harry's Africa Charity Is Bailed out by Tory Donor
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP PRINCE HARRY'S charity to help starving children in Africa has been bailed out by a [pounds sterling]250,000 donation from one of the Conservative Party's richest benefactors. Lord Ashcroft, a billionaire businessman and...
Public 'Must Be Protected from Passive Drinking'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor PEOPLE should be protected from "passive drinking" in the same way they are protected from second-hand smoke, Britain's top doctor said today. Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England,...
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Silent, He Is Determined to Be Still in Charge
Byline: DAVE HILL AND JUSTIN DAVENPORT JOSEF FRITZL has shown a controlling personality throughout his life and today clearly wanted to remain in charge. As he was led into a packed courtroom in a provincial town west of Vienna he stayed hidden...
Sir Alan and a TV Spoonful of Sugar as His Fortune Goes Down
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK AND JONATHAN PRYNN WHEN The Apprentice returns to television screens next week all the old favourites will be there including righthand woman and man Margaret Mountford and Nick Hewer, the hapless contestants and of course...
Spurn Those Malls - and Save London's Street Markets
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN FOR 20 years, a browse round the open-air markets at Greenwich has been part of many Londoners' Sundays. While Camden Lock and Covent Garden became tourist caricatures of themselves, SE10 kept a little raw, fleamarket atmosphere....
Strauss Will Talk through Team's Crisis
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON ANDREW STRAUSS hopes his England squad show they are desperate for victory when they hold meetings this week to find a winning formula for their one-day series against West Indies. Yesterday's emphatic six-wicket defeat...
Street Fighting Ends as Sacked Judge Reinstated; Pakistan Crisis Protests by Opposition Parties Turn to Triumph as Chief Justice Returns
Byline: Ed HarriS PAKISTAN'S government today backed down from a major confrontation with the opposition as it agreed to reinstate a Supreme Court chief justice whose sacking sparked widespread street fighting. A dawn announcement by the prime...
The Art Market Miracle
Byline: Godfrey Barker As London's art dealers descend on the world's biggest selling fair, Godfrey Barker reveals how their trade is bucking the trend as investors choose to put their money in masterpieces not the banks AT THE European Art Fair...
The Art Market Miracle; as London's Art Dealers Descend on the World's Biggest Selling Fair, Godfrey Barker Reveals How Their Trade Is Bucking the Trend as Investors Choose to Put Their Money in Masterpieces Not the Banks
Byline: Godfrey Barker AT THE European Art Fair in Maastricht business is good. On the opening day Simon Dickinson of Jermyn Street sold Degas's 1886 pastel of a girl braiding her hair, Toilette Matinale, for [pounds sterling]8.5 million while Colnaghi's...
The C-Charge Could Be Cut for Off-Peak Motorists
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY City Hall Reporter MOTORISTS could be charged varying amounts according to when they enter the congestion zone. The [pounds sterling]8 daily rate could be lowered in the middle of the day to help businesses in the zone...
The Guillotine Hasn't Arrived Here - Yet
Byline: VICKY WARD IN NEW YORKVICKY WARD THESE days it's not just financial journalists who follow the movements of financiers. So, too, do the entertainment channels and press. Who could have predicted the day would come when OK! magazine would...
The Spy Who Sold His Soul Only to Be Killed by His Idol
THE LOST SPY: AN AMERICAN IN STALIN'S SECRET SERVICE by Andrew Meier (Weidenfeld, [pounds sterling]20) GEORGE WALDEN ISAIAH Oggins, son of a Russian Jew who, when emigrating to the US, had preferred a clunkingly Anglo-Saxon surname to the more mellifluous...
Tough Land of Promise with the Will to Win
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN The latest in our series looking at how different areas are handling recession ANALYSIS THE East End should be on an Olympics-inspired ascent. London 2012 was supposed to rejuvenate the area, creating jobs, affordable...
Tough Land of Promise with the Will to Win; the Latest in Our Series Looking at How Different Areas Are Handling Recession
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN ANALYSIS THE East End should be on an Olympics-inspired ascent. London 2012 was supposed to rejuvenate the area, creating jobs, affordable homes and -- perhaps most importantly -- forever shaking off its deprived image....
Traders Win Battle to Save Brixton Market
Byline: PETER DOMINICZAK SAVE OUR SMALL SHOPS STANDARD CAMPAIGN PLANS to demolish one of London's most famous markets have been shelved after opposition from traders and residents. Brixton Market was set to undergo a huge redevelopment by...
Traders Win Battle to Save Brixton Market; SAVE OUR SMALL SHOPS STANDARD CAMPAIGN
Byline: PETER DOMINICZAK PLANS to demolish one of London's most famous markets have been shelved after opposition from traders and residents. Brixton Market was set to undergo a huge redevelopment by London Associated Properties. The developer...
Trainspotters 'Pose Security Risk' and Face King's Cross Ban
Byline: DICK MURRAY Transport Editor TRAINSPOTTERS could be banned from King's Cross for security reasons, it was claimed today. Union leaders say National Express will bar spotters from stations on the East Coast main line because they are a...
Two British Soldiers Killed in Afghan Blast
Byline: PETER DOMINICZAK TWO British soldiers have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan. The men died while travelling in a Jackal, an off-road armoured vehicle, in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand yesterday. They were from the...
Unilever on the Climb after [Pounds Sterling]350m Bond-Issue Success
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MARKET ROUND-UP UNILEVER today stood out with a rise of 23p at 1315p. Friday's issue of a [pounds sterling]350 million corporate bond at par and yielding 3.9%, redeemable in 2014, by the Knorr soup and Lipton tea group was quickly...
Unilever on the Climb after [Pounds Sterling]350m Bond-Issue Success
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MARKET ROUND-UP UNILEVER today stood out with a rise of 26p at 1318p. Friday's issue of a [pounds sterling]350 million corporate bond at par and yielding 3.9%, redeemable in 2014, by the Knorr soup and Lipton tea group was quickly...
Unilever on the Climb after [Pounds Sterling]350m Bond-Issue Success
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MARKET ROUND-UP UNILEVER today stood out with a rise of 22p to 1314p. Friday's issue of a [pounds sterling]350 million corporate bond at par and yielding 3.9%, redeemable in 2014, by the Knorr soup and Lipton tea group was quickly...
Violence Turns to Celebration as Judge Reinstated; Pakistan Crisis Prime Minister Bows to Pressure and Releases Supreme Court Chief Justice
Byline: Ed Harris THE Supreme Court chief justice whose sacking sparked street clashes in Pakistan made his first public appearance today after being reinstated. Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry was mobbed by supporters, who waved flags and cheered...
Virgin Train Passenger Revenues Hit the Buffers
Byline: ROBERT LEA VIRGIN TRAINS users have voted with their feet as the main inter-city service from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow became the first rail company to admit to falling passenger revenues. Virgin Rail, co-owned by...
Warm Beer, Fish and Chips, Pork Pies and Car Boot Sales; Middle England May Be a Myth or a Mindset - It's Not a Place to Visit
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON ADVENTURES ON THE HIGH TEAS: IN SEARCH OF MIDDLE ENGLAND by Stuart Maconie (Ebury, [pounds sterling]11.99)WHAT, where, how and who is Middle England? According to Stuart Maconie, a genial radio presenter who has trodden...
We Didn't Want a Fight ... I Was Scared: Brother Tells Court How Jimmy Died
Byline: paul cheston Courts Correspondent tHe mother of schoolboy Jimmy Mizen wiped away tears at the Old Bailey today as his elder brother recounted the teenager's death. Jimmy died the day after his 16th birthday when his neck was gashed by...
We Just Had a Drunken Row, Says Tarrant after Arrest over 'Assault'
Byline: ANNA DAVIS TELEVISION quiz show host Chris Tarrant today laughed off the suggestion that he assaulted his girlfriend at his home. The 62-year-old Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter spent time in police custody after being arrested...
WHEN Ellie Falkner's Husband Greg Is Killed
Byline: KATIE LAW WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES by Nicci French (Michael Joseph, [pounds sterling]12.99) WHEN Ellie Falkner's husband Greg is killed in a car crash with an unidentified woman in the passenger seat, everyone assumes he was having...
Where Work Is Its Own Reward
Byline: sarah richardsOn AN ArEA of Enfield in north London characterised by social deprivation and exclusion has been the focus of a [pounds sterling]100 million regeneration programme thanks to an innovative public/private partnership. Enfield...
Women's Rape Claims Ignored after Police Filed Reports Wrongly
Byline: AMAR SINGH A SERIES of rape allegations was not investigated properly because Metropolitan Police officers failed to classify complaints correctly, Scotland Yard said today. Officers in up to six boroughs incorrectly dealt with complaints...
Woodgate Eyes Up Euro Charge
JONATHAN WOODGATE is confident Tottenham can make a late push for a European place after Harry Redknapp's men finally learned how to win "ugly", writes Tom Collomosse. Some of Spurs' attacking play in their 2-1 victory at Aston Villa was excellent,...
Zola Bids to Keep Hammers on a High as Tevez Row Is Settled
Byline: KEN DYER WITH West Ham seventh in the Premier League and looking towards Europe, Gianfranco Zola is certainly keeping his side of the bargain. Now, though, the ambitious Italian is hoping the club which gave him his big chance in management...
Zola Bids to Keep Hammers on a High despite Fears for Future
Byline: KEN DYER WITH West Ham seventh in the Premier League and looking towards Europe, Gianfranco Zola is certainly keeping his side of the bargain. Now, though, the ambitious Italian is hoping the club which gave him his big chance in management,...