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Articles from January 9, 2009

'10 Businesses a Day Will Fold Unless Brown Acts'
Byline: JOE MURPHY SHADOW chancellor George Osborne today warned that 10 businesses a day will go under unless the Government takes urgent action to get the banks lending again. In a hard-hitting speech, he announced that the Conservatives will...
Abandoned Sikh Boy's Uncle Found; Riddle: Gurinder Singh Was Left in Southall
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA, JACK LEFLEY THE mystery surrounding the abandoned 11-year-old boy found wandering the streets of Southall last March appeared closer to being solved today. Ealing social services have received conformation that DNA from...
Artists Evicted from [Pounds Sterling]6m Squat Move into [Pounds Sterling]22m Mayfair Mews; New Pad: A Squatter from the Da! Collective outside Court Today. the Artists Are Fighting to Stay in Clarges Mews, above, after Being Evicted from a Cheaper Property in Upper Grosvenor Street
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK SQUATTERS evicted from a [pounds sterling]6 million house in Mayfair have found a new home a [pounds sterling]22.5 million property just around the corner. The squatters, a collective of young artists, have been living...
Art's on the Sleeve; All Covered: From Top, Roots Manuva's Slime & Reason, Fleet Foxes and Joy Division's Classic Unknown Pleasures
Byline: DAVID SMYTH ART Vinyl is a company that wants us to frame our 12- inchers and put them on the wall. When the sleeve can no longer do its job of enclosing a piece of music in a beautiful way it might as well be exhibited like a historical...
Benitez Blasts Fergie in Title Race Outburst; Flash Point: Fergie and Martin Atkinson
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez today launched an astonishing attack on Sir Alex Ferguson. The Spaniard claimed the Manchester United boss is the only manager who will not be punished for his outspoken criticism of referees....
Carrick Warns Top Two to Be Worried about United Surge towards Title
Byline: Andrew Hodgson Michael Carick feels Liverpool will have every reason to be afraid if Manchester United beat Chelsea on Sunday. The champions tackle Luiz Felipe Scolaris men at Old Trafford knowing victory would take them to within a point...
Carrick Warns Top Two to Be Worried about United Surge towards Title; Confident: Carrick Says United Can Improve
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON MICHAEL CARRICK feels Liverpool will have every reason to be afraid if Manchester United beat Chelsea on Sunday. The Red Devils tackle Luiz Felipe Scolari's men at Old Trafford knowing victory would take them to within...
Coming Soon to a Gallery near You
Byline: BEN LEWIS (1) Sights to see: Marcus Coates's Firebird, Rhebok Badger and Hare at the Tate Triennial (right); self-portrait, 1640, by Van Dyck at Tate Britain (2) Show stoppers: Susanna and the Elders, 1585- 88, by Veronese ( above) with...
Cost of Saving Cutty Sark Soars to [Pounds Sterling]40m as Rust Eats into Hull; 1.painstaking: Repairs to the Rusted Hull Are Time-Consuming and the Ship Will Not Be Unveiled in Its Finished State, Right, until Summer Next Year at the Earliest 2.costly Setbacks: The Corrosion of the Iron Hull, above, and Fire in May 2007, Left, Have Delayed the Project and Added Up to [Pounds Sterling]15 Million to the Original [Pounds Sterling]25 Million Price
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE cost of conserving the Cutty Sark has soared to [pounds sterling]40 million, the Evening Standard can reveal today. The re-opening of the tea clipper to visitors has also been delayed until the summer of next year at...
Credit Cards Charging Up to 46% Interest
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL AMERICAN Express has increased the cost of borrowing on one of its credit cards to 46 per cent more than 30 times the Bank of England base rate. The company now charges 46 per cent APR on the British Airways Premium Plus...
Cutty Sark Costs Hit [Pounds Sterling]40m as Rust Eats into the Hull; Costly Setbacks: The Corrosion of the Iron Hull, above, and Fire in May 2007, Left, Have Delayed the Project and Added Up to [Pounds Sterling]15 Million to the Original [Pounds Sterling]25 Million Price
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE cost of conserving the Cutty Sark has soared to [pounds sterling]40 million, the Evening Standard can reveal today. The re-opening of the tea clipper to visitors has also been delayed until the summer of next year at...
Dati Is a Model for the Power Mums
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS A YEAR ago I'd have been horrified. What kind of message does it send women when a highprofile figure takes less than a week off to have a baby? Yet studying pictures of French justice minister Rachida Dati, striding back...
Defeat Is Unthinkable for Under-Fire Scolari; Doing Battle: Chelsea Captain John Terry (Left) Tries to Stop Wayne Rooney during Last Season's Clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford
Byline: MICHAEL HART LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI has gone to great lengths in the past few days to insist that all is well in the Chelsea dressing room. We will know the truth in the coming weeks as the Blues' challenge for major honours enters a critical...
Democrats Revolt over Obama Rescue Plan; Entreaty: President-Elect Barack Obama
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON PRESIDENT-ELECT Barack Obama is facing opposition to his financial rescue package from his own party. Despite his warning that the US will slip into a deep depression unless his [pounds sterling]600 billion rescue plan is...
Eidos' Lara Suffers a Sales Blow in the US; Wounded in Action: Sales of the New Game Featuring the Adventures of the All-Conquering, Khaki-Clad Action Heroine Lara Croft Have Suffered a Pounding in the US
Byline: NICK GOODWAY LARA CROFT may have survived the rugged coasts of Thailand, conquered the frozen seas of the Arctic and swung through the jungles of Mexico but even the khaki-clad heroine could not beat the credit crunch in America. The...
End the Shame of Mixed Wards
THE figures obtained by the Conservatives on the persistence of mixed-sex hospital wards should be shaming for ministers. Abolishing mixed-sex wards was a Labour election pledge in 1997 and 2001, yet 12 years on, 15 per cent of hospitals still use...
Evicted Squatters Move to [Pounds Sterling]22m Mayfair Home around Corner; " Temporary School": The Da! Collective of Artists Has Moved into a [Pounds Sterling] 22 Million House in Clarges Mews, Left and below, after Being Evicted from a Cheaper Property in Upper Grosvenor Street. Street Posters, above, Invite the Public to Events at the House This Weekend
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK SQUATTERS evicted from a [pounds sterling]6 million house in Mayfair have found a new home a [pounds sterling]22.5 million property just around the corner. The squatters, a collective of young artists, have been living...
Evra Return Adds Spice to Sunday's Tasty Clash
Byline: SCOTT MINTO MANCHESTER UNITED against Chelsea is a game full of worldclass stars. In the red corner you have Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. In the blue corner there is Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack. But...
Four in Battle to Be Met Chief Face First Round of Interviews
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE first round of interviews to pick the next head of Scotland Yard will take place next week. The shortlisted candidates for the [pounds sterling]253,000-a-year post will go before a Home Office panel on Monday. ...
Foxtons under Threat as Bail-Out Is Rejected; Trademark: A Fleet of Minis Specially Decorated for London Estate Agency Foxtons, Sold in 2007 for [Pounds Sterling]360 Million by Its Founder Jon Hunt , Left
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE future of London's biggest estate agency chain Foxtons has been thrown into doubt by the unprecedented slump in home sales. The chain, known for the fleet of liveried Minis used by its staff, has broken one of the terms...
Foxtons under Threat as It Feels Effects of the Housing Slump; Trademark: One of Foxtons' Decorated Minis
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE future of London's biggest chain of estate agents, Foxtons, has been thrown into doubt by the slump in housing sales. The chain, known for the fleet of liveried Minis used by its staff, has broken one of the terms of...
Fresh Attacks Defy Calls for Gaza Ceasefire
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM ISRAEL and Hamas militants traded fire today with bombing raids and rocket attacks despite a call from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate end to the Gaza conflict. In a resolution backed by 14 of its 15...
FSA Clears Ross in Carphone Shares Row but Stresses Rules
DAVID Ross, the founder and former deputy chairman of Carphone Warehouse, who was forced to resign last month after he failed to disclose that he had used [pounds sterling]130 million of his shares as security against personal loans, is off the hook....
Going 'Cold Turkey' - Long Battle Ahead to Wean Financial System off Its Debt Addiction; Tipping Point: Investment Thinking Has Changed Utterly as Markets Reacted to the Fall of Lehman Brothers in September
Byline: SATYAJIT DAS AS WE survey the wreckage of the global financial system in the January chill, we can be sure about one thing regarding the new year ahead: investment thinking has changed utterly. Any business model based on availability of...
Goldman Paints a Bleak Picture for ITV, BSkyB
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN THE picture has begun to look pretty shaky for broadcasters ITV and BSkyB. That was the verdict of Goldman Sachs which today added both companies to its influential conviction sell list. The City big-hitter said that, with...
Goldman Paints a Bleak Picture for ITV, BSkyB
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN It was a bleak day for broadcasters as Goldman Sachs added ITV and BSkyB to its influential conviction sell list. The City big-hitter notes ITVs recent rally, from an all-time low of 26p in October, has left the Coronation...
Gym That Trained Olympic Hopeful Zoe Faces Closure; 1.raising the Bar: Young Gymnasts Train at Europa Club in Erith, South-East London. the Club Has Produced a Host of Top Athletes but Faces Closure Due to Rocketing Rent Costs 2.olympic Vision: Zoe Smith, 14, Says the Closure of the Europa Club Would Be a Disaster for Her Sport, as Well as Gymnastics and Boxing
Byline: RUTH BLOOMFIELD, MATTHEW BEARD THE gym which has produced one of London's brightest 2012 hopefuls is facing closure. Zoe Smith, 14, who was named Athlete of the Year in her sport of weightlifting by the British Olympic Association, trains...
Hammers Confident over New Tevez Twist; Upton Spark: Former West Ham Striker Carlos Tevez Beats Manchester United Keeper Edwin Van der Sar before Joining the Club after His Controversial Spell with the Hammers
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM remained hopeful today that the Premier League will take no further action regarding the Carlos Tevez affair, despite instigating a new inquiry together with the Football Association. A club insider revealed that, while...
I'm Captivated by the Cool Candour of This Vintage Voice; Soupy: Audiences Have Been Sold a Pup in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire
Byline: DAVID SEXTON LIKE everybody who's ever been involved in a literary prize I was once a judge in the Biography category of the Whitbreads (now the Costas) I've ceased to pay them much mind. Nevertheless, I was really delighted to hear this...
Investors Edging Back to Auctions as the Tide Turns; Change of Fortune: Ronson Picked Up a [Pounds Sterling]10m Bonus but Lean Years May Be Ahead
Byline: Peter Bill ON 17 December at the Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch, auctioneer Gary Murphy of Allsop brought down the hammer on Brookside Close, selling the 13 houses that made up the set of the defunct Channel 4 soap opera for [pounds sterling]735,000....
Investors Look to US Jobs Data as Shares Slip Back
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN TRADERS turned to the US today, waiting for jobs data to show how sick the world's biggest economy is. Shares in London slipped on expectation that the official non-farm payroll figures will show that more than half a million...
Israel Rejects UN Vote for Ceasefire as 'Unworkable'; Cascade of Fire: Israeli Shells Possibly Phosphorus Land on the Northern Gaza Strip. the Bombardment Is in Its 14th Day and the Palestinian Death Toll Is Now More Than 750
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM ISRAEL and Hamas today rejected a United Nations call for an immediate ceasefire as the Gaza conflict continued with heavy fire from both sides. The twin rebuff came only hours after a UN Security Council resolution, urging...
It's a Slamdunk for Slumdog; Winner Takes It All: Danny Boyle after Receiving One of His Film's Five Awards in Santa Monica from Dustin Hoffman. above, Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet on the David Letterman Show in New York. Right, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Critics' Choice Ceremony
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK FILM critics have given their final answer. They have voted Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle's movie about an Indian boy on quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the best movie of the year. The Critics' Choice award...
JD Sports Ahead of the Game after a Cracking Christmas
Byline: NICK GOODWAY JD Sports Fashion continued this week's better-than-expected string of Christmas trading reports from the High Street today and went one better. The company told investors that, having spurned its rivals' decisions to launch...
Let's Keep Problems in Perspective
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE Bank of England may have been forced by the economic crisis to cut interest rates to the lowest level in its history, the owner of those iconic brands Waterford and Wedgwood may have gone bust and that barometer of the...
London Patients Still Face Mixed-Sex Wards
Byline: ANNA DAVIS SOME of London's leading hospitals are still treating patients in mixed-sex wards despite a government crackdown, the Standard can reveal. The Conservative Party said seven of the capital's hospital trusts treat men and women...
Men in Hot Pursuit; Love and Betrayal: (From Left), Chris Polick, James Kristian, Nicholas Keith and Matthew Clancy Display Their Characters' Insecurites and Toned Musculature
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Fucking Men King's Head, N1 .. . . . . DESPITE its title's gratuitous sensationalism, Joe DiPietro's play proves a highly amusing, fairly moral comedy of gay sexual manners in America today. Phil Wilmott's superlatively...
Met Officers Arrested over Drugs and Stolen Xbox; Investigation: PC Dermot Sargent, Far Left, Is Facing Charges Relating to Drugs Possession and Theft, While a Small Quantity of Cannabis Was Allegedly Found in a Police Locker Belonging to PC Arran Auker
Byline: ALINE NASSIF THREE Metropolitan police constables have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and stealing a computer game console seized during a raid. Pcs Dermot Sargent, of Redhill, and Jerome Bradley, of West Sussex, were taken...
'Miracle' Survival of 16-Year-Old Who Fell Eight Floors; Survivor: Jack Quane Has Undergone Four Operations
Byline: JACK LEFLEY THE grandfather of a 16-year-old boy who broke his back and both arms and legs when he plunged eight floors from a tower block, today described his survival as a miracle. Jack Quane plummeted 80 feet as he tried to escape...
Must-Have Gadgets of 2009
Byline: MARK PRIGG THREE-DIMENSIONAL home televisions and a watch that doubles as a mobile phone have been revealed as this years must-have gadgets. The products were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where major manufacturers...
My Secret Shame in the Airing Cupboard
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD THE night before last I got home at midnight after seeing the Donmar's magnificent production of TS Eliot's The Family Reunion to be confronted by ... flood, pestilence and woe. My boiler has exploded. It is fitting really as...
Mystery Lover Is the Worst Kept Secret in Paris; 1.new Mother: Dati with Her Baby Girl 2.WHO'S THE DADDY? Contenders: Possible Fathers of Dati's Baby Include, Top, Francois- Henri Pinault, with Selma Hayek; Left, Sarkozy's Brother Francois and Henry Proglio; below, Dominique Desseigne, Bernard Laporte and Jose Maria Aznar
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS WHEN the French justice minister Rachida Dati returned to work this week only five days after giving birth to her first child, the Paris papers studiously ignored the fact she has still not named the father of the baby. ...
Osborne: 10 Firms a Day Will Fail Unless PM Acts
Byline: JOE MURPHY SHADOW chancellor George Osborne today warned that 10 businesses a day will go under unless the Government gets banks lending again soon. In a hard-hitting speech, he announced that the Conservatives will force a Lords vote...
Overdoing the Anguish
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Mandy Patinkin in Concert Duke of York's .. . . . . IF YOU'RE a confirmed Mandy Patinkin fan, this is obviously the show for you. You've probably already heard the anecdote about him having a bigger penis than William...
Oysters for All Trains (at Last!)
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR PASSENGERS will be able to use their Oyster cards on almost all London's rail network by the end of the summer, the Standard has learned. Underground and overground services will be "fully integrated" for commuters travelling...
Oysters for All Trains& Unless You Take SWT; Sound in the Suburbs: Oyster Cards Will Soon Work in Outer Boroughs
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR PASSENGERS will be able to use their Oyster cards on almost all of London's rail network by the end of the summer, the Standard has learned. Underground and overground services will be "fully integrated" for commuters travelling...
Pete Clark's Choice
Natural World 8pm, BBC2 We all know the sound that this bird makes. Even to a hardened city dweller, it sings directly and emotively of the countryside. We all know the sound of this man's voice. It speaks with charm and authority of the natural...
Please Don't Compare Me to Gunners Legend Vieira, Pleads Diaby
Byline: JAMES OLLEY ABOU DIABY has urged Arsenal supporters not to see him as the new Patrick Vieira. Manager Arsene Wenger is under pressure to sign a combative player in the transfer window but has so far only shown substantial interest in...
Pop
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino) .. .. .. .. .. The year is barely out of the oven and a must-have record is here already. This New York-based trio have taken nine albums to reach the cusp of a breakthrough, but in the process...
Scientists Hail the Birth of First Baby Free of Breast Cancer Gene
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD SCIENTISTS today hailed "an exciting new era" after the birth of Britain's first baby screened to be free of a mutated gene which causes breast cancer. The girl and her 27-year-old mother are said to be "doing very well"...
Scolari Vows to Prove Theres No Blues Crisis; Global Warning: Luiz Felipe Scolari Has Challenged His Players to Show a Worldwide TV Audience There Are No Problems at Chelsea
LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI has urged Chelsea to show the world that they are not in crisis by beating Manchester United in Sundays crucial showdown at Old Trafford. The Blues boss admits the clash with the reigning champions is a must-win for his stuttering...
Sex Offender Langham Works in Secret on Dury West End Show; 1.writing Role: Chris Langham after the Preview at the Leicester Square Theatre 2.fall-Out: Jud Charlton Has Been Sacked
Byline: AMAR SINGH, ANNA DAVIS DISGRACED comedian Chris Langham has been secretly asked to work on a West End musical which has led to its lead actor being sacked, the Standard can reveal. The 59-year-old veteran writer, who spent 10 months in...
Sex Offender Langham Works in Secret on Dury West End Show; 1.writing Role: Chris Langham after the Preview at the Leicester Square Theatre 2.fall-Out: Jud Charlton Has Been Sacked after Refusing to Work with Langham
Byline: AMAR SINGH, ANNA DAVIS DISGRACED comedian Chris Langham has been secretly asked to work on a West End musical which has led to its lead actor being sacked, the Standard can reveal. The 59-year-old veteran writer, who spent 10 months in...
Sixties Pop Star Dave Dee Dies of Cancer at 65; Legend: Dave Dee, Centre, with His Bandmates. the Group Dominated the Charts between 1965 and 1969 with the Legend of Xanadu Reaching No1
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK SINGER Dave Dee died today after a three-year battle with cancer, a business associate said. The Sixties star continued playing gigs with his band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich until near the end, said his record...
Small Wonders; nIssan Cube about [Pounds Sterling]9,000. on Sale: Next Winter This Oddlooking Car Was Paraded at the Science Museum Recently. What Makes It Immediately Stand out, of Course, Are Its Boxy, Asymmetrical Lines. It Will Come with 1.3 and 1.5-Litre Engines and Enough Attitude to Make Sure It Catches on in London, Where, Most of All, We like Our New Cars to Look a Little Bit Different
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS IF yOu held off ordering that new car over recent months, your timing couldn't have been better a stunning range of new cars is waiting in the wings for early 2009. It's no secret that much of the motor industry is in bad...
Spurs Alerted by Chelsea Star's Torment on Eve of United Clash
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON JOE COLE is worried about his long-term future at Chelsea on the eve of their crucial clash against Manchester United, writes Simon Johnson. The England midfielder has 18 months left on his deal at the club and has yet to...
Spurs Are on Alert as Cole Grows Tired of Bit-Part Role; Tough Time: Joe Coles Future Is Unsure
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON JOE COLE is worried about his long-term future at Chelsea. The England midfielder has 18 months left on his deal and has yet to be reassured he will get a new one. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp hopes to exploit the situation...
Star Dev on Naked Acting, Living in Harrow and His Nagging Mum; Staying Grounded: Dev Patel Still Lives at Home with His Family in Harrow
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD THE 18-year-old award-winning star of Slumdog Millionaire today told how he is still nagged by his mother despite being in one of the films of the year. Dev Patel had no formal training as an actor when he was cast in the...
Steely Chelsea Have the Look of Winners; Helping Hand: Ray Wilkins Gives Some Advice to Petr Cech during Chelsea's 1-1 Draw against Manchester United in September
Byline: Ken Dyer RAY WILKINS has noticed a subtle change about Chelsea this week. Nothing substantial, just maybe a tad more intensity in their daily training routine, a heightened sense of anticipation. It's not surprising really, since everyone...
Steffons Chance to Shine
Byline: Chris Jones TOBY BOOTH, the London Irish director of rugby, believes live-wire flanker Steffon Armitage will show tonight he is ready for international rugby. With London Wasps No7 Tom Rees out for two months after suffering medial ligament...
Steffon's Chance to Shine
Byline: Chris Jones TOBY BOOTH, the London Irish director of rugby, believes live-wire flanker Steffon Armitage will show tonight he is ready for international rugby. With London Wasps No7 Tom Rees out for two months after suffering medial ligament...
Thatcher Finally Brought to Book by Biographer; Last Word on Lady T: Charles Moore and Lady Thatcher
IT IS TEN years since Charles Moore, then editor of The Daily Telegraph, was appointed as Margaret Thatcher's official biographer. Now I hear he has handed in the manuscript for his first volume to his publishers, Penguin. The agreement was that...
The Championship
Rangers might not yet be competing in football's big league but there's one table topped by one of the Super Hoops. Co-owner Lakshmi Mittal was named this week as London's richest footballing investor, out-stripping Chelsea rival Roman Abramovich...
The Premier League
Arsenal are having more trouble with armbands this season than a remedial swimming class. Most fans are still scrabbling around on the floor trying to find where their jaws dropped in the wake of Robin van Persie being named captain against Plymouth...
Third Runway Set for Go-Ahead
Byline: JOE MURPHY, PIPPA CRERAR THE go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow looks imminent. There were signals in Whitehall this afternoon that senior ministers could give approval as early as next week. Any go-ahead will be tied to binding...
Thousands of Commuters Will Discover the 140mph Javelin Train Is Not as Fast as It Seems; Mixed Blessing: The New 140mph Javelin Trains Will Not Make Journey Times Quicker for All Routes and Will Reduce Some Services
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN LONDON'S busiest rail operator is planning cuts for hundreds of thousands of commuters as it introduces its 140mph Javelin trains this year. The Evening Standard can also reveal that some services along the [pounds sterling]5.2...
Train Operators Are off the Rails
I WAS one of the poor souls abandoned by London Midland, following power line collapses on the West Coast Main Line, on the night of 6 January at Euston and the morning of 7 January at Leighton Buzzard: the worst journeys I have had in 20 years of...
Trisha's Real-Life TV Agony: I Was Sacked after Beating Cancer; Axed: The Contract for Trisha Goddard's Morning Show on Channel 5 Will Not Be Renewed When It Finishes This Year. A Total of 85 Staff Will Lose Their Jobs
Byline: AMAR SINGH DAYTIME television host Trisha Goddard had her show axed by Channel Five today. The presenter told 85 staff at her company they would be made redundant because the show is being cancelled. Channel Five said it had been forced...
UK Gas Supplies Hit as Firms Cash in on Crisis; Diminishing Returns: Britain Is Becoming an Increasingly Large Net Importer of Energy as Its North Sea Gas and Oil Resources Decline
Byline: ROBERT LEA EUROPEAN power giants have cashed in on this weeks Russian energy crisis by syphoning off UK gas supplies to the Continent at a profit. During the recent longest period of sustained cold weather in the UK this century, Britains...
UK Supplies Hit as Gas Giants Cash in on Crisis; Heavy Demand: Cold Weather Has Seen UK Gas Production in the North Sea at Full Tilt
Byline: ROBERT LEA EUROPEAN power giants have been cashing in on this week's Russian energy crisis by syphoning off UK gas supplies at a profit. Fears have been privately raised that the UK gas supply market which hits every business and every...
Warne Offers Lehmann as Solution for England Job and Reveals KP Approach; Great Shakes: Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen during the 2005 Ashes Series
Byline: David Lloyd, Neal Collins SHANE WARNE has admitted he was jokingly approached by former captain Kevin Pietersen to replace Peter Moores as England coach but he would only take the job if it was impossible to refuse. And the record-breaking...
Warne Offers Lehmann as Solution for England Job and Reveals KP Approach; Great Shakes: Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen during the 2005 Ashes Series
Byline: David Lloyd, Neal Collins SHANE WARNE has admitted he was "jokingly" approached by former captain Kevin Pietersen to replace Peter Moores as England coach but he would only take the job if it was "impossible to refuse". And the record-breaking...
Watch This Space - It's the New Canvas for Our City's Next Art Boom; Crowd-Puller: Once a Disused Power Station, Tate Modern Art Gallery Is Now a Cultural Landmark and Tourist Attraction
Byline: ROWAN MOORE AS THE last Woolworths closes, and as the last cutprice CD and cheap plastic toy leave its grey metal shelves, this may not be an obvious time to look on the bright side. And as Marks & Spencer closes 27 stores, and Next...
Well Show the World Theres No Crisis Here; Global Warning: Luiz Felipe Scolari Has Challenged His Players to Show a World-Wide TV Audience There Are No Problems at Chelsea
Byline: ANDREW FIFIELD LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI has urged Chelsea to show the world that they are not in crisis by beating Manchester United in Sundays crucial showdown at Old Trafford. The Blues manager admits the clash with the reigning champions...
What a Waist; 1.curved: Cheryl Cole's Tiny Tum (Left) and Kelly Brook's 24-Inch Waist 2.rounded: Singer Amy Winehouse (Left) and Actress Courtney Love 3.petite: Dita Von Teese's Waist Shrinks to 16 Inches with the Help of a Corset
Byline: LAURA CRAIK CHERYL Cole has a 25-inch waist. Small, isn't it? I bet you'd like a waist that small. She used to have a 29-inch waist, apparently, but was so horrified by its girth that she went on a strict diet. Victoria Beckham, at 23 inches,...
Why We're Plunging into a Falling Property Market
Byline: SONIA PURNELL THE FOREIGN INVESTOR Bought: two-bedroom flat in Ealing for [pounds sterling]341,000 Saved: [pounds sterling]9,000 BASED in Sweden, Monica Prakash, a 48-year-old jewellery saleswoman, is a keen investor in properties in...
Worldwide Economy Reels under New Blows
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BRITAIN'S manufacturing industry is in its worst decline for almost 30 years, US unemployment is at its highest level for more than 15 years and Europe's recession is rapidly catching up with the rest of the world's, according...
Worldwide Economy Reels under New Blows; Urgent Call: Obama Warns That Every Day Action Is Delayed, the Crisis Deepens
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BRITAINS manufacturing industry is in its worst decline for almost 30 years, US unemployment is at its highest level for more than 15 years and Europes recession is rapidly catching up with the rest of the worlds, according...
Yoghurt Is Health Kick for Apple
Byline: SIMON FIRTH WHERE do you go if you want the inside scoop on Steve Jobs's health? Try the reclusive Apple CEO's favourite yoghurt store. When Apple said Jobs wasn't giving his traditional keynote speech at this week's Macworld expo, Valley...
Youmzain Ready for Third Attempt at Classic Glory
Byline: PAUL FIELDER WITH just six days to go before the start of the 2009 Dubai Carnival, trainer Mick Channon is hoping different riding tactics will enable his stable star Youmzain to make it third time lucky in the Grade 1 Sheema Classic on...
Young Tories Joke about Maddy and Baby P Fancy Dress; Expelled: Lewis with David Cameron
Byline: JOE MURPHY A TORY activist was expelled today for joking about dressing up as Madeleine McCann at a fancy dress party where another guest went as Baby P. Matthew Lewis said his costume included a blonde wig, "pink pyjamas, a teddy bear...