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Articles from February 9, 2009

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A Blueprint for Property Disaster
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT IS hard to know which is the dominant emotion as Hammerson today kicked off what threatens to be a tidal wave of rights issues for the commercial property sector. Is it deja vu because we have so recently been here with...
A Blueprint for Property Disaster
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON CITY COMMENT IT IS hard to know which is the dominant emotion as Hammerson today kicked off what threatens to be a tidal wave of rights issues for the commercial property sector. Is it deja vu because we have so recently...
Angry PM Urges Bankers to Give Up Their Bonuses; and Cameron Hits out at 'Insult' to Taxpayers
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor GORDON BROWN and David Cameron both heaped pressure on City bankers to tear up their contractual rights to pocket big bonuses this year. But although the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader claimed...
Angry PM Urges Bankers to Give Up Their Bonuses; JOHN VARLEY Salary 2008 [Pounds Sterling]1.1m Bonus 2007 [Pounds Sterling]1,425,000 Chief Executive, 52, Lives in Hammersmith the Former Solicitor Is the Epitome of an Old-Fashioned Banker and Has Presided over More Than 4,000 Job Cuts Already. A Father of Two Who Does Not Seek the Limelight, He Has a Home in Hampshire
Byline: PAUL WAUGH GORDON BROWN and David Cameron both heaped pressure on City bankers to tear up their contractual rights to pocket big bonuses this year. But although the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader claimed the moral high ground,...
Are the Fat Cats of TfL Taking Us for a Ride?
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN AS BAFTAS rain down on Slumdog Millionaire, the Evening Standard's news pages today suggest an even better route to riches than winning a TV quiz. You just join the senior management of Transport for London. One hundred...
A Small Novel with a Big Heart
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE by Josephine Hart (Virago, [pounds sterling]12.99) MELANIE MCDONAGH JOSEPHINE Hart, the author, is also the host of a long-running series of poetry readings at the British Library, a heroic attempt to reintroduce the lost art...
A Small Novel with a Big Heart; Moral Seriousness: Hart Has Taken on the Condition of Ireland Alongside the Lives of Her Protagonists
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE by Josephine Hart (Virago, [pounds sterling]12.99) MELANIE MCDONAGH JOSEPHINE Hart, the author, is also the host of a long-running series of poetry readings at the British Library, a heroic attempt to reintroduce the lost art...
Bad Times Bring out the Best in Manhattan
Byline: VICKY WARD ANOTHER day, another one bites the dust. Friends everywhere are losing their jobs. They're bright. The New York Times described the growing ranks of the city's unemployed as the new chic club in town. In part, this is because...
Bad Times Bring out the Best in Manhattan
Byline: VICKY WARD IN NEW YORK ANOTHER day, another one bites the dust. Friends everywhere are losing their jobs. They're bright. The New York Times described the growing ranks of the city's unemployed as the new chic club in town. In part, this...
Bank Boss: We Deserve Bonus
Byline: NICK GOODWAY, JONATHAN PRYNN THE head of Barclays today defended the bank's decision to pay hundreds of millions of pounds in bonuses. Chief executive John Varley said they were entitled to reward top staff because Barclays "made a profit"...
Bank Boss: We Deserve Bonus; Profit-Making Barclays Defies Public Anger .. Minister Calls for Executives to Take Responsibility
Byline: NICK GOODWAY AND JONATHAN PRYNN THE head of Barclays today defended the bank's decision to pay hundreds of millions of pounds in bonuses. Chief executive John Varley said they were entitled to reward top staff because Barclays "made a...
Barclays Boss: Staff Deserve Rewards
Byline: NICK GOODWAY, JONATHAN PRYNN THE head of Barclays today defended the bank's decision to pay hundreds of millions of pounds in bonuses. Chief executive John Varley said they were entitled to reward top staff because Barclays "made a profit"...
Barclays Leads the Way as Banks Ignore Bonuses Row
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BANKS today brushed aside the bonuses row to post some useful gains on the back of better-than-expected results from Barclays, which led bluechips higher with a rise of 10.5p to 115.3p. There is not much good news from the...
Barclays Warns of Tough Year to Come as Profits Fall 14%; Bank Blues: Barclays' Writedowns on Toxic Loans and Bad Debts Soared to [Pounds Sterling]8.1 Billion
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BARCLAYS chief executive John Varley today warned shareholders that they face another tough year in 2009. "If 2008 was the year of the banking crisis, then 2009 is the year of the economic crisis," he declared as Barclays...
Barclays Warns of Tough Year to Come as Profits Fall 14%; BANKING
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BARCLAYS chief executive John Varley today warned shareholders that they face another tough year in 2009. "If 2008 was the year of the banking crisis, then 2009 is the year of the economic crisis," he declared as Barclays...
Boris Cuts a Day's Pay for Tube Staff Kept Away by Snow
Byline: DICK MURRAY MAYOR Boris Johnson has docked the pay of hundreds of Tube staff who were unable to get to work during last Monday's snow storms. The Mayor was today accused of "gross hypocrisy" because he cancelled all the buses last Monday...
Boris: I Won't Dock Pay of Snowed-In Tube Staff after All
Byline: DICK MURRAY MAYOR Boris Johnson today backtracked on a decision not to pay Tube staff who failed to turn up for work because of the snow. Transport for London had earlier told staff u including train drivers and station employees u that...
BSkyB Pulls in Punters but Picture Is Darkened by Caz
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BSKYB has boasted it is recessionproof, but not everyone in the City is convinced. That's why its shares took a pasting today, falling 19'p to 466'p to make it one of the worst-performing Footsie 100 stocks. The satellite...
BSkyB Pulls in Punters but Picture Is Darkened by Caz
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MARKET ROUND-UP BSKYB has boasted it is recessionproof, but not everyone in the City is convinced. That's why its shares took a pasting today, falling 193/4p to 4661/4p to make it one of the worst-performing Footsie 100 stocks....
Cabinet Ministers' Second Homes Cost the Taxpayer [Pounds Sterling]2million
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent MPs in the Cabinet have claimed more than [pounds sterling]2 million to fund second homes at taxpayers' expense, the Evening Standard reveals today. Fresh questions were being asked over the...
Cabinet Ministers' Second Homes Cost the Taxpayer [Pounds Sterling]2million; Family Ties: Jacqui Smith, Left, Lives with Her Sister Sara, above, at Her House in South London during the Week, Below
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL MPs in the Cabinet have claimed more than [pounds sterling]2 million to fund second homes at taxpayers' expense, the Evening Standard reveals today. Fresh questions were being asked over the huge bill after it emerged that...
Christian Needs Help to Deal with His Temper Says Star's Sister
Byline: MARK BLUNDEN CHRISTIAN BALE'S sister says her brother needs help following his recently released rant at a lighting engineer on a film set. Sharon Bale, 41, a driving instructor who lives in Poole, Dorset, says the incident was similar...
Christian Needs Help to Deal with His Temper Says Star's Sister; Short Fuse: Bale Was Reported to Police by His Sister Sharon When He Lost His Temper after a Batman Premiere
Byline: MARK BLUNDEN CHRISTIAN BALE'S sister says her brother needs help following his recently released rant at a lighting engineer on a film set. Sharon Bale, 41, a driving instructor who lives in Poole, Dorset, says the incident was similar...
Christian Needs Help to Deal with Temper Says Actor's Sister
Byline: MARK BLUNDEN CHRISTIAN BALE'S sister says her brother needs help following his recently released rant at a lighting engineer on a film set. Sharon Bale, 41, a driving instructor who lives in Poole, Dorset, says the incident was similar...
Christian Needs Help to Deal with Temper Says Actor's Sister; Short Fuse: Bale Was Reported to Police by His Sister Sharon When He Lost His Temper after a Batman Premiere
Byline: MARK BLUNDEN CHRISTIAN BALE'S sister says her brother needs help following his recently released rant at a lighting engineer on a film set. Sharon Bale, 41, a driving instructor who lives in Poole, Dorset, says the incident was similar...
Complaint Made over Smith's [Pounds Sterling]116,000 Expenses Claim for Her Home
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith faced an official inquiry into her expenses claims today. A complaint was lodged with the parliamentary standards commissioner after her admission that she claimed...
Complaint Made over Smith's [Pounds Sterling]116,000 Expenses Claim for Her Home; Family Ties: Jacqui Smith, Left, Lives with Her Sister Sara, above, at Her House in South London, below, during the Week
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith faced an official inquiry into her expenses claims today. A complaint was lodged with the parliamentary standards commissioner after her admission that she claimed for a second home while staying...
Cooper Admits: Bonuses Are No Laughing Matter; but Ministers Fight Claims of Dithering
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor THE TREASURY struggled to combat claims that it was "dithering" over City bonuses today as ministers unveiled a year-long review into bankers' pay and perks. Amid fierce criticism, Chief Secretary to...
Cooper Admits: Bonuses Are No Laughing Matter; Executive Directors: Top to Bottom: Robert E Diamond Jnr, Frits Seegers, Chris Lucas and Gary Hoffman [Pounds Sterling]750,000 Wage: Chairman Marcus Agius
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE TREASURY struggled to combat claims that it was "dithering" over City bonuses today as ministers unveiled a year-long review into bankers' pay and perks. Amid fierce criticism, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Yvette Cooper...
Council Used Wrong Picture to Enforce [Pounds Sterling]120 Parking Fine
Byline: PETER DOMINICZAK A WOMAN has won a six-month fight over a parking fine after she proved Westminster council wrong with their own photographic evidence. Pensioner Prudence Fay was issued with the [pounds sterling]120 fine in Kilburn Park...
Death Toll in Bush Fire Inferno Is near 200
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP ARSONISTS suspected of starting some of the 400 bush fires which swept across parts of Australia were today labelled "mass murderers". Prime minister Kevin Rudd, who has suspended federal parliament and is touring the devastated...
Denman Ruled out of Grand National
Byline: PAUL FIELDER ANTE-POST favourite Denman was withdrawn from the John Smith's Grand National this morning on the back of a disappointing performance and first-ever defeat over fences on Saturday. Paul Nicholls, who will now focus on readying...
Denman Ruled out of Grand National; Struggle: Denman Was Well below His Best When Finishing Second at Kempton on Saturday
Byline: PAUL FIELDER ANTE-POST favourite Denman was withdrawn from the John Smith's Grand National this morning on the back of a disappointing performance and first-ever defeat over fences on Saturday. Paul Nicholls, who will now focus on readying...
Diplomat Is Arrested after 'Anti-Semitic Tirade in Gym'
Byline: BO WILSON A FOREIGN OFFICE diplomat has been arrested after allegedly launching an anti-Semitic tirade while exercising in a London gym. Middle East expert Rowan Laxton, 47, was alleged to have shouted "F***ing Israelis, f***ing Jews"...
Dozens of Bean Counters but Nobody in Charge of Snow Chaos
THE list of top jobs provided to the Standard includes many with apparently overlapping job titles and descriptions. Six-figure salaries are paid to a managing director of finance, chief finance officer, head of corporate finance, finance director,...
Dozens of Bean Counters but Nobody in Charge of Snow Chaos; Sight for Sore Eyes: A Bus in the Snow
THE list of top jobs provided to the Standard includes many with apparently overlapping job titles and descriptions. Six-figure salaries are paid to a managing director of finance, chief finance officer, head of corporate finance, finance director,...
Flanders Set to Follow Webb with US Posting; American Dream? the BBC's Stephanie Flanders and Justin Webb
CONTROVERSY over Ed Stourton's sacking from the Today Programme - he'll be replaced next September by Justin Webb - has obscured speculation over who is likely to take over from Webb as the BBC's North America Editor when he returns to London. But...
Flanders Set to Follow Webb with US Posting; the Londoner's Diary
CONTROVERSY over Ed Stourton's sacking from the Today Programme - he'll be replaced next September by Justin Webb - has obscured speculation over who is likely to take over from Webb as the BBC's North America Editor when he returns to London. But...
Harry Potter Actor Killed Saving Brother; Boy 'Paid with Life for Courage and Sense of Duty'; He Stood Up to Attacker Carrying Kitchen Knives
Byline: PAUL CHESTON, Courts Correspondent HARRY POTTER actor Rob Knox was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his younger brother from a knifeman who was "running amok", a court heard today. The 18-year-old was stabbed five times, including...
Harry Potter Actor Killed Saving Brother; Knife Victim: Actor Rob Knox, Right, Pictured with His Mother Sally and Younger Brother Jamie, Who He Had Tried to Protect Grieving: Robert Knox's Parents Sally and Colin Arrive at the Old Bailey Today for the Trial of Their Son's Alleged Murderer. Left, the Metro Bar in Sidcup Where the Attack Happened
Byline: PAUL CHESTON HARRY POTTER actor Rob Knox was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his younger brother from a knifeman who was "running amok", a court heard today. The 18-year-old was stabbed five times, including a fatal wound to the...
Harry Potter Actor Knifed to Death as He Saved Brother
Byline: PAUL CHESTON Courts Correspondent HARRY POTTER actor Rob Knox was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his younger brother from a man armed with two kitchen knives who was "running amok", a court heard today. The 18-year-old was stabbed...
Harry Potter Actor Knifed to Death as He Saved Brother; Knife Victim: Actor Rob Knox, Right, Pictured with His Mother Sally and Younger Brother Jamie, Who He Had Tried to Protect. Left, the Metro Bar in Sidcup Where the Attack Happened
Byline: PAUL CHESTON HARRY POTTER actor Rob Knox was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his younger brother from a man armed with two kitchen knives who was "running amok", a court heard today. The 18-year-old was stabbed five times, including...
Harry's Got No Excuses after Spurs Fail to Rise with Keane; despite Bringing Back the Irishman and Spending [Pounds Sterling]50m on Transfers, the Manager's Side Lacked Spark in Their Arsenal Stalemate. by Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM 0 ARSENAL 0 HARRY REDKNAPP proudly showed off a new Armani suit as he collected a lifetime achievement award last week but still the quality of Tottenham's play rarely matches that of their manager's clothing....
Harry's Got No Excuses after Spurs Fail to Rise with Keane; Saving Grace: Luka Modric Is Thwarted by Manuel Almunia in the Dying Seconds of the Game (Top) and Emmanuel Eboue Is Sent off after Kicking out at the Croatian (Right)
Byline: Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM 0 ARSENAL 0 HARRY REDKNAPP proudly showed off a new Armani suit as he collected a lifetime achievement award last week but still the quality of Tottenham's play rarely matches that of their manager's clothing....
Hero Pilot Recalls the 'Sickening Moment' He Landed Jet in River
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY PILOT Chesley Sullenberger today recalled the moment he lost both engines and ditched his passenger jet into New York's Hudson river. Sullenberger described landing in the icy waters off Manhattan on 15 January. The...
In Honour of the Desert Generation
Byline: MARINA BENJAMIN NOT THE ENEMY: ISRAEL'S JEWS FROM ARAB LANDS by Rachel Shabi (Yale, [pounds sterling]18.99) ADD THE number of Israeli Jews from Arab lands u from Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Iraq u to the population of Arab-Israelis...
In Honour of the Desert Generation; the Arab Jews of Egypt, Morocco and Iraq Had Much to Offer the Nascent Israel - but Its Founding Fathers Feared Their Contagion
Byline: MARINA BENJAMIN NOT THE ENEMY: ISRAEL'S JEWS FROM ARAB LANDS by Rachel Shabi (Yale, [pounds sterling]18.99) ADD THE number of Israeli Jews from Arab lands -- from Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Iraq -- to the population of Arab-Israelis...
Invest in a Bright Future in Music; Tuned In: Composer Paul Gladstone Reid
Byline: sarah richardson Before Gregory Sewell (aka "Spooky DJ") signed up to start The Business of DJ-ing course with rising Tide, a professional development and music charity based in Hackney in May 2003, he wasn't at school. In fact, he'd just...
It's a Blue Day for Chelsea as Zola Says That United's March to the Title Is Unstoppable
Byline: KEN DYER GIANFRANCO ZOLA has backed Manchester United to win their 11th Premier League crown after they moved back above Liverpool at the top with their 1-0 win at West Ham yesterday. The win came courtesy of a brilliant goal from 35-year-old...
It's a Blue Day for Chelsea as Zola Says That United's March to the Title Is Unstoppable; Nice One, Old Timer: Cristiano Ronaldo Congratulates Ryan Giggs on His Second-Half Winner
Byline: KEN DYER GIANFRANCO ZOLA has backed Manchester United to win their 11th Premier League crown after they moved back above Liverpool at the top with their 1-0 win at West Ham yesterday. The win came courtesy of a brilliant goal from 35-year-old...
Jealousy and Divisions Threaten More Misery; England Pay the Price for Disunity and Must Ring the Changes If They Are to Recover and Win the Series
Byline: JONATHAN AGNEW BBC CRICKET CORRESPONDENT AFTER England's shocking defeat in the First Test, it is tempting to take the view that the only way is up. Unfortunately, in this case, there is a strong possibility that the team could implode...
Jealousy and Divisions Threaten More Misery; Facing the Axe: Out-of-Form Ian Bell Is Caught by Denesh Ramdin for Another Low Score and Will Surely Lose His Place in Antigua
Byline: JONATHAN AGNEW AFTER England's shocking defeat in the First Test, it is tempting to take the view that the only way is up. Unfortunately, in this case, there is a strong possibility that the team could implode altogether. Andy Flower,...
Johnson Must Think Again after Botching Italian Job; Even Though His Team Won, the England Boss Has to Make Changes Ahead of the Trip to the Home of Europe's Top Team. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones HAVING barely scraped a pass mark in their Italian exam, England need all the help they can get if they are to survive a potentially painful lesson in Welsh on Saturday. So the fact international player of the year Shane Williams...
Johnson Must Think Again after Botching Italian Job; Harry's Game: Scrum-Half Harry Ellis, Who Was One of the Few Bright Spots for England, Dives over for the Second of His Two Tries
Byline: Chris Jones HAVING barely scraped a pass mark in their Italian exam, England need all the help they can get if they are to survive a potentially painful lesson in Welsh on Saturday. So the fact international player of the year Shane Williams...
Look beyond a Ban on Bonuses
WHILE it is understandable that the Government wants to take a tough position on bankers' bonuses, for ministers to step in to cap pay for public companies would be a sorry state of affairs. Before the recent bailouts, large sections of the public...
Lovemaking and Loose Motion
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL TEN STOREY LOVE SONG by Richard Milward (Faber, [pounds sterling]10.99) RICHARD Milward's debut 2007 novel, Apples, was acclaimed for its honest depiction of northern adolescent angst and sexuality. I haven't read it,...
Middle-Class Subprime - New Fear for Ailing US Property Market; Analysis
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER We can't say we haven't been warned. the doom-mongers reckon america's property market is on the verge of a new crisis as big as the subprime disaster that began in 2007. the fear is borrowers with better credit histories,...
Middle-Class Subprime - New Fear for Ailing US Property Market; Bad Outlook: Defaults by US Middle-Class Homeowners Are Rising at an Alarming Rate
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER We can't say we haven't been warned. the doom-mongers reckon america's property market is on the verge of a new crisis as big as the subprime disaster that began in 2007. the fear is borrowers with better credit histories,...
Mother Introduces Her Eight Miracle Babies to the World
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA NADYA SULEMAN caresses one of her octuplets as she shows off her babies to the world for the first time today. In an interview with NBC's Today programme, Miss Suleman, 33, is shown walking from incubator to incubator introducing...
Mother Introduces Her Eight Miracle Babies to the World; Mother Love: Nadya Suleman with Her Babies in Hospital in Bellflower, California. the Octuplets Were Born Two Weeks Ago
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA NADYA SULEMAN caresses one of her octuplets as she shows off her babies to the world for the first time today. In an interview with NBC's Today programme, Miss Suleman, 33, is shown walking from incubator to incubator introducing...
National Ratings Set to Be Revised after Denman's Kempton Defeat
Byline: PAUL FIELDER DESPITE an extremely disappointing reappearance at the weekend, Denman somehow remains ante-post favourite for the John Smith's Grand National, for which the weights will be revealed tomorrow. Every bookmaker has Denman at...
National Ratings Set to Be Revised after Denman's Kempton Defeat; below Par: Denman Put on a Lethargic Display for Jockey Ruby Walsh on Saturday
Byline: PAUL FIELDER DESPITE an extremely disappointing reappearance at the weekend, Denman somehow remains ante-post favourite for the John Smith's Grand National, for which the weights will be revealed tomorrow. Every bookmaker has Denman at...
Overcrowded Maternity Units Forced to Turn Mothers Away
Byline: ANNA DAVIS PREGNANT women are regularly being turned away from overcrowded London maternity wards, it emerged today. Figures reveal how hundreds of women face a traumatic birth in "cattle truck" conditions or struggle in understaffed...
Paperbacks
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry (Faber [pounds sterling]7.99) THIS is the book that won the main Costa prize and was then criticised by the lead judge as being "flawed". It's set in an Irish mental hospital in the present day, where a 100-year-old...
Payouts Are Part of the Industry's DNA
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AT a dinner party on Saturday, the senior banker levelled his gaze at me. "Tell me," he said. "If I secure [pounds sterling]3 billion of financing for a client and I make my bank [pounds sterling]150 million why shouldn't...
Payouts Are Part of the Industry's DNA
Byline: COMMENTARY CHRIS BLACKHURST CITY EDITOR AT a dinner party on Saturday, the senior banker levelled his gaze at me. "Tell me," he said. "If I secure [pounds sterling]3 billion of financing for a client and I make my bank [pounds sterling]150...
Perhaps the Evolutionary Scientists Don't Know It All
Byline: WILL SELF WHY US? HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES by James Le Fanu (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]18.99) DARWIN's bicentennial is taking on the character of a national festival of scientific progress, with yea-sayer...
Perhaps the Evolutionary Scientists Don't Know It All; Age-Old Observer: Le Fanu Argues That the Darwinists' Claim to Have Completely Explained the Origins and Genesis of Life on Earth Is Essentially Baseless
Byline: WILL SELF WHY US? HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES by James Le Fanu (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]18.99) DARWIN's bicentennial is taking on the character of a national festival of scientific progress, with yea-sayer...
Pete Clark's Choice
THE PRINCESS AND THE GANGSTER 9pm, Channel 4 The Princess is Margaret and the gangster is John ' Biffo' Bindon. The pair got to know each other in the 1970s, when they met on the island of Mustique.They subsequently formed a friendship -- he was a...
Plant Leads the Way as Brits Rule the Planet at Grammys
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK Chief Reporter IN ALMOST a lifetime with Led Zeppelin, the Grammys pretty much passed Robert Plant by. Now at 60 -- an age many observers must have feared he would never reach -- the rocker has swept all before him, winning...
Plant Leads the Way as Brits Rule the Planet at Grammys; Viva la Gwynnie: Paltrow, Aka Mrs Chris Martin, Was One of the Presenters at the Los Angeles Awards. Her Husband Accepted Coldplay's Grammys with from Left, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK IN ALMOST a lifetime with Led Zeppelin, the Grammys pretty much passed Robert Plant by. Now at 60 u an age many observers must have feared he would never reach u the rocker has swept all before him, winning five Grammys. ...
PM: Australian Arsonists Are Mass Murderers; Wall of Flame: A Fire Engine at Bunyip State Park, near Melbourne. Far Left, a Dead Horse near Kinglake. Left, a Woman Comforts Her Daughter and Grandaughter at a Fire Relief Centre in Healsville
Byline: STUART RINTOUL webworld viewFroMkinglakepark SONJA PARKINSON, Colin Buckler and their two-year-old son survived the fire by sitting in a muddy creek covered in a sodden blanket as the flames moved over them. The family were trapped when...
PM: Australian Arsonists Are Mass Murderers; Wall of Flame: A Fire Engine at in Bunyip State Park, near Melbourne. Far Left, a Dead Horse near Kinglake. Left, a Family Grieves after Hearing That Their Parents and Disabled Brother Were among the Bush Fire Victims near Maryville
Byline: STUART RINTOUL webworld viewFroMkinglakepark stuart rintoul www.theaustralian.news.com SONJA PARKINSON, Colin Buckler and their two-year-old son survived the fire by sitting in a muddy creek covered in a sodden blanket as the flames moved...
PM: Australian Arsonists Are Mass Murderers; 'We Huddled in a Puddle. the Fire Sounded like a Jet Engine'
Byline: STUART RINTOUL www.theaustralian.news.com webworld viewFroMkinglakepark stuart rintoul www.theaustralian.news.com SONJA PARKINSON, Colin Buckler and their two-year-old son survived the fire by sitting in a muddy creek covered in a sodden...
Portfolio
BUY BRITISH AIRWAYS Citigroup sees Europe's third-largest airline, BA, as a buy. It says the firm's December quarter results were in line with expectations and that its [pounds sterling]51 million operating loss was mainly driven by the weak pound....
Portfolio
BUY BRITISH AIRWAYS Citigroup sees Europe's third-largest airline, BA, as a buy. It says the firm's December quarter results were in line with expectations and that its [pounds sterling]51 million operating loss was mainly driven by the weak pound....
Portfolio
BUY BRITISH AIRWAYS Citigroup sees Europe's third-largest airline, BA, as a buy. It says the firm's December quarter results were in line with expectations and that its [pounds sterling]51 million operating loss was mainly driven by the weak pound....
Portfolio
BUY BRITISH AIRWAYS Citigroup sees Europe's third-largest airline, BA, as a buy. It says the firm's December quarter results were in line with expectations and that its [pounds sterling]51 million operating loss was mainly driven by the weak pound....
Redknapp Falls Flat on His Second Honeymoon
Byline: Matthew Norman FORHarryRedknapp,asforsomany others who have relied on its rejuvenative powers, the second honeymoonturnedouttobeaflop.I suppose this was inevitable. It would have a taken a miracle to recreate the climactic ecstasyof thatfirstnightbackinOctoberwhen...
Redknapp Falls Flat on His Second Honeymoon
Byline: Matthew Norman FOR Harry Redknapp, as for so many others who have relied on its rejuvenative powers, the second honeymoon turned out to be a flop. I suppose this was inevitable. It would have a taken a miracle to recreate the climactic ecstasy...
Revealed.The Tfl Bosses Who Earn More Than Gordon Brown
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN The Mayor is urged to reform TfL as an Evening Standard investigation shows that more than 100 of London's top transport chiefs are riding a gravy train TRANSPORT for London's top management paid themselves more than [pounds...
REVEALED...THE TFL BOSSES WHO EARN MORE THAN GORDON BROWN; Well Paid: Peter Hendy (Far Left), Bob Kiley (Centre) and Tim O'Toole
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN The Mayor is urged to reform TfL as an Evening Standard investigation shows that more than 100 of London's top transport chiefs are riding a gravy train TRANSPORT for London's top management paid themselves more than [pounds...
Rewards Are Part of Banking Industry's DNA
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AT a dinner party on Saturday, the senior banker levelled his gaze at me. "Tell me," he said. "If I secure [pounds sterling]3 billion of financing for a client and I make my bank [pounds sterling]150 million why shouldn't...
Rewards Are Part of Banking Industry's DNA
Byline: COMMENTARY CHRIS BLACKHURST CITY EDITOR AT a dinner party on Saturday, the senior banker levelled his gaze at me. "Tell me," he said. "If I secure [pounds sterling]3 billion of financing for a client and I make my bank [pounds sterling]150...
Sign Up and Enjoy a Dog's Life; Canine Commitment: Battersea Dogs Home, London's Busiest Dog and Cat Rescue Centre, Takes in 250 to 500 Dogs and Cats Every Week
Byline: sarah riChardson The reality of caring and feeding for a new puppy or kitten can be overwhelming for some. Despite the enduring success of the Dogs Trust campaign: "A Dog is for life not just for Christmas", which made many prospective owners...
Slumdog Ready for a Bite of Oscars
Byline: LOUISE JURY Millionaires' row: clockwise from left, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto; Mickey Rourke; Thandie Newton and Steve McQueen; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Bafta winners: Left to right at the Royal Opera House, Barba and Edson Williams...
Slumdog Ready for a Bite of Oscars; Seven Baftas for Boyle Film Puts It on Course for Academy Awards Glory
Byline: LOUISE JURY Chief Arts Correspondent SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE looks set for an inexorable sweep to Oscars glory after storming the Orange British Academy Awards. With seven Baftas under its belt, the [pounds sterling]10 million movie trounced...
Smith on Rack for Claiming [Pounds Sterling]116,000 Expenses on Family Home
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief Political Correspondent DAVID CAMERON today increased the pressure on Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for claiming taxpayers' cash for her family home.. The Tory leader said Ms Smith may have some "questions" to answer...
Smith on Rack for Claiming [Pounds Sterling]116,000 Expenses on Family Home; Family Ties: Jacqui Smith, Left, Lives with Her Sister Sara, above, at Her House in South London, below, during the Week
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL DAVID CAMERON today increased the pressure on Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for claiming taxpayers' cash for her family home.. The Tory leader said Ms Smith may have some "questions" to answer over her arrangements for claiming...
Speaking Volumes. in Words or Silence
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE TRACES/7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN Peacock Theatre .. . . . . WHILE WE WERE HOLDING IT TOGETHER/IVANA MULLER Lilian Baylis at Sadler's Wells .... . . SARAH FRATER TO SPEAK or not to speak? Most of the time dancers keep...
Speaking Volumes. in Words or Silence; Steps Ahead: Traces Performed at the Peacock Theatre
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE TRACES/7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN Peacock Theatre .. . . . . WHILE WE WERE HOLDING IT TOGETHER/IVANA MULLER Lilian Baylis at Sadler's Wells .... . . SARAH FRATER TO SPEAK or not to speak? Most of the time dancers keep...
Strauss the Man to Turn This around, Says Fraser
Byline: DAVID LLOYD Cricket Correspondent ANDREW STRAUSS is today backed to keep a cool head in the latest crisis to hit England's cricket team All eyes will be on the new skipper as his team head towards Antigua for Friday's Second Test still reeling...
Strauss the Man to Turn This around, Says Fraser; Big Job: Andrew Strauss Now Has to Lift a Dejected England Team
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW STRAUSS is today backed to keep a cool head in the latest crisis to hit England's cricket team All eyes will be on the new skipper as his team head towards Antigua for Friday's Second Test still reeling from their humiliation...
Tackling the Bonus Culture
THE Chancellor, Alistair Darling, declared this weekend that "the party is over" when it comes to bank bonuses. Not for some, it isn't: the music carries on for those RBS executives who seem likely to share hundreds of millions of pounds in the coming...
Tackling the Bonus Culture
THE Prime Minister has let it be known that he is "very angry" about bank executives who are intent on taking bonuses this season and wants them to "consider whether they should actually receive" those to which they are legally entitled. He probably...
Tennis Star's Rape Charge Ordeal Leaves Family with [Pounds Sterling]10,000 Debts
Byline: REBECCA LOWE THE family of a young British tennis star falsely accused of rape in America is facing debts of thousands of pounds after a legal battle to clear his name. Richard Doerr flew to be by his son's side in Mississippi after hearing...
Tennis Star's Rape Charge Ordeal Leaves Family with [Pounds Sterling]10,000 Debts; Case Dropped: Chris Doerr Was Finally Cleared but His Parents Richard and Wife Doreen Say It Will Take Years to Pay Legal Costs
Byline: REBECCA LOWE THE family of a young British tennis star falsely accused of rape in America is facing debts of thousands of pounds after a legal battle to clear his name. Richard Doerr flew to be by his son's side in Mississippi after hearing...
The 1000
Our annual magazine chronicles London's power-brokers and agendasetters. However, influence can shift quickly. Gideon Spanier looks at who's in and who's out. VISIT WWW.STANDARD.CO.UK/INFLUENTIALS FOR THE FULL LIST AND SUGGEST YOUR OWN ENTRIES...
The Accidental Genius; A Wonderful Human Being: Charles Darwin's Extraordinary Evolutionary Vision Unified the Natural World, from the Species He Studied and Drew on the Beagle's Travels to the Worms in His Garden at Downe House in Kent
Byline: Jonathan Ree DARWIN'S ISLAND: THE GALAPAGOS IN THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND by Steve Jones (Little, Brown, [pounds sterling]20) DARWIN'S SACRED CAUSE: RACE, SLAVERY AND THE QUEST FOR HUMAN ORIGINS by Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Allen Lane,...
The Accidental Genius; Jonathan Ree Selects His Three Favourites from the Pile of New Books Celebrating the Bicentenary This Thursday of the Birth of Charles Darwin, Father of Evolution
Byline: Jonathan Ree DARWIN'S ISLAND: THE GALAPAGOS IN THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND by Steve Jones (Little, Brown, [pounds sterling]20) DARWIN'S SACRED CAUSE: RACE, SLAVERY AND THE QUEST FOR HUMAN ORIGINS by Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Allen Lane,...