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Articles from November 17, 2009

A Chill Wind for Nest Eggs as Inflation Climbs
Byline: Lucy Tobin A RISE in the official inflation level today means only one in five savings accounts offers a real rate of return, leaving thousands of Britons facing depreciating nest eggs. The Office for National Statistics said UK inflation,...
All Black Read Fears an England Backlash
Byline: Andrew Hodgson KIERAN READ has warned his New Zealand team-mates to be wary of England on Saturday, even though the All Blacks are the No1 team in the world. Martin Johnson's team were booed off the pitch at half-time during their 16-9...
All Black Read Fears an England Backlash
Byline: Andrew Hodgson KIERAN READ has warned his New Zealand team-mates to be wary of England on Saturday, even though the All Blacks are the No1 team in the world. Martin Johnson's team were booed off the pitch at half-time during their 16-9...
All Black Read Fears an England Backlash
Byline: Andrew Hodgson KIERAN READ has warned his New Zealand team-mates to be wary of England on Saturday, even though the All Blacks are the No1 team in the world. Martin Johnson's team were booed off the pitch at half-time during their 16-9...
Bankers Warn against 'Too Tough' Rules
Byline: Nick Goodway TWO of London's top bankers today warned regulators and governments not to move too fast or be too draconian with their plans for tighter rules on banks. Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC said that a raft of increases in regulatory...
Banks Need Worldwide Reform
THE discussion of risk and the need to align bankers' compensation with it raised by the rumoured Queen's Speech proposals is welcome as a means of jogging banks' corporate memory (16 November). But any legislative solution needs to cover at the very...
Belle De Jour Father: I Used Prostitutes after Marriage Split
Byline: Peter Dominiczak THE father of call girl Belle de Jour today revealed that he has used more than 150 prostitutes and that he introduced his daughter to many of them. Paul Magnanti, who lives in America, said he had no idea that his 34-year-old...
Belle De Jour Father: I Used Prostitutes after Marriage Split
Byline: Peter Dominiczak THE father of call girl Belle de Jour today revealed that he has used more than 150 prostitutes and that he introduced his daughter to many of them. Paul Magnanti, who lives in America, said he had no idea that his 34-year-old...
BOY, 16, KNIFED ON SCHOOL BUS HOME; VICTIM SLASHED ACROSS STOMACH IN ROW WITH YOUTHS; POLICE TEAM HAD ENDED THEIR SHIFT 90 MINUTES EARLIER; Knives Often Found near Station
Byline: Justin Davenport and Benedict Moore-Bridger A BOY of 16 who was on his way home from school suffered a "horrific" slash wound across the stomach during an attack on a bus in north London. He was knifed after a row with six or seven youths...
British Land Rides out 'Worst Storm in Real Estate History'; IT'S BUILDING UP WELL ON THE PROPERTY FRONT AS REVIVAL STARTS TO GAIN PACE
Byline: Hugo Duncan THE commercial property market showed fresh signs of life today as "the worst storm in real estate history" eases. British Land, the UK's biggest landlord and developer, said the value of its property empire rose 1.4% in the...
Button's Rift with Brawn Is Growing; with the Reigning World Champion Seemingly Destined to Join McLaren, His Split with Old Team Is Getting Acrimonious. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith THE partnership between Jenson Button and the Brawn GP team which this season produced a fairytale world championship triumph now looks certain to end in bitterness and resentment. Following the [pounds sterling]100million...
Button's Rift with Brawn Is Growing; with the Reigning World Champion Seemingly Destined to Join McLaren, His Split with Old Team Is Getting Acrimonious. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith THE partnership between Jenson Button and the Brawn GP team which this season produced a fairytale world championship triumph now looks certain to end in bitterness and resentment. Following the [pounds sterling]100million...
China Censors Obama's Call for Freedom on the Internet
Byline: Ed Harris THE Chinese snubbed Barack Obama today after his message about censorship and free speech, made during a visit to the country yesterday, was censored. In Shanghai, the US president urged China to relax its internet restrictions...
China's Growing Economic Might Is Good for UK; as Barack Obama Visits Beijing Today, Goldman Sachs' Expert on Emerging Markets Argues London -- Rather Than New York -- Is Uniquely Poised to Benefit from China's Boom; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Byline: Jim O'Neill EIGHT years ago this month, I was fortuitous enough to coin the phrase "Bric", an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China. It is undoubtedly the case that the C in Bric has so far been rather more important than the others....
Clueless Coaches Taking Us Nowhere, Says Lewsey; Ex-Lions and Wasps Star Slams England Backroom Team as Underachieving Nobodies and Urges a Total Overhaul of the Management Set-Up. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones WORLD CUP winner Josh Lewsey today delivered a withering verdict on the current national coaches, insisting they are not equipped to dig the team out of trouble before facing New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. The former...
Clueless Coaches Taking Us Nowhere, Says Lewsey; Ex-Lions and Wasps Star Slams England Backroom Team as Underachieving Nobodies and Urges a Total Overhaul of the Management Set-Up. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones WORLD CUP winner Josh Lewsey today delivered a withering verdict on the current national coaches, insisting they are not equipped to dig the team out of trouble before facing New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. The former...
Creche out at Wetherspoons with a Cheap, Responsible Pint
Byline: Simon English IS JD Wetherspoon the most decent, most likeable business in Britain? The thought occurred the other day over a reassuringly cheap pint one afternoon (shut it, I start work really early). Founder Tim Martin reckons he bases...
Crossrail Is Forcing Us out of Business and the Compensation Is Tiny, Say Firms
Byline: Sri Carmichael and Benedict Moore-Bridger FIRMS being forced out to make way for Crossrail denounced the compensation process as "appalling" today. Companies in Dean Street, Soho, accused transport bosses of throwing them out without...
Crossrail Project Is Forcing Us out of Business, Say Soho Firms
Byline: Sri Carmichael and Benedict Moore-Bridger FIRMS being forced out to make way for Crossrail denounced the compensation process as "appalling" today. Companies in Dean Street, Soho, accused transport bosses of throwing them out without...
Darling and Balls Clash in Spending Row
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CABINET rivals Ed Balls and Alistair Darling were today embroiled in a row over spending. The Chancellor rebuffed an "audacious" demand from Mr Balls for a 1.3 per cent spending increase over four years, worth...
Darling Dismisses Balls Bid for Even Higher Spending
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling today fended off an audacious spending demand from Cabinet rival Ed Balls for a reported [pounds sterling]2.6 billion. Treasury sources made clear that the cash bid by Mr Balls's...
Defiant Lee Will Not Accept He's Finished
Byline: Andy Hodgson Sports Correspondent he said. "I am 33 but with the cricket I've missed, I don't see my body being 33 as well. I still think there is a lot of cricket left in me. "I've had people write me off the last 10, 12 years and I've...
EasyJet Growth Slows on Rise in Baggage Charges
Byline: Robert Lea GROWTH and profits at easyJet are tumbling as passengers jib at the budget airline sneaking up fares and hitting them with baggage surcharges. The carrier, the biggest airline at Gatwick, today reported a 65% plunge in profits...
Eduardo's Confident He Can Fill the Gap Left by Van Persie; the Controversial Striker Insists He Is Ready to Lead the Line for Arsenal Now the Dutchman Will Be out for Six Weeks. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley ARSENE WENGER is about to take a significant step towards learning if his unswerving faith in the controversial Eduardo is justified or misplaced. It seems faintly ridiculous to claim a side that boast 17 different goalscorers...
Elections Bring out the Dark Side of Politics
Byline: Sarah Sands ASHADOW minister was describing to me over coffee recently the nature of the "depressing" atmosphere at the House of Commons. He said it was a combination of low morale after the battering over expenses and "paralysis" in Whitehall...
England Prepare to Give Rashid Chance to Redeem Himself
Byline: Tom Collomosse Sports Correspondent WITH three members of England's first-choice bowling attack struggling with injury, there could be no better time for captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower to work out how to bring the best from...
'Forget Asbos, Hand over Your iPod Instead'
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor TEENAGE yobs could have their iPods and mobile phones confiscated by police under Tory plans to replace Asbos with instant penalties. Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling today said that he wanted to...
FOR HER; Trying to Find the Perfect Present? Get Some Inspiration from These Great Christmas Gift Ideas
For snuggling up: Linea soft Hoody robe with socks in pretty pink with white stars. [pounds sterling]35 from House of Fraser and at www.houseoffraser.co.uk Flower power: this Roberts Radio has a Cath Kidston flower design. [pounds sterling]200 from...
For Him
A bit of scandal: curl up together with a Scandalous true stories box set of six DVDs, [pounds sterling]14.99, available from www.infinitydvd. A bit of scandal: curl up together with a Scandalous true stories box set of six DVDs, [pounds sterling]14.99,...
For Kids
Flying high: the Nano Copter Mark II can fly almost anywhere -- even indoors. [pounds sterling]30 from www. sciencemuseum shop.co.uk Travel in style: a new Trunki suitcase -- this time it's designed like a Gruffalo. Doubles up as a ride-on to keep...
Fractured Return to Kathak; Dance
Byline: SARAH FRATER SVAPNAGATA: AKRAM KHAN Sadler's Wells, EC1 IT SHOWS how highly he's regarded that Akram Khan can start late, perform for less than an hour, and then only half of what he intended, and still receive a standing ovation. During...
Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Inspired on the number 32? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 50p plus your...
Google Puts Millions of Novels on Sale Online
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent MILLIONS of out-of-print books could be made available on Google after it signed a deal with publishing groups and authors. The breakthrough comes seven years after Google secretly began scanning books...
Great Gather for a Voyage Round Sir John Mortimer
Byline: Terry Kirby HE was someone, it was said today, who dreaded the thought he might not be liked. But it was evident from those who packed Southwark Cathedral today for a celebration of the life of Sir John Mortimer that the playwright, barrister...
Harman Bill Could Stop Christmas Say Bishops; Bishops' Anger
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent CATHOLIC bishops today warned that Harriet Harman's Equality Bill could mean bans on Christmas celebrations. The bishops fear that the Bill is so complex that interpreting it could lead to...
Heroin Wars, Loan Sharks and a Spate of Executions: The Turkish Gangs Terrorising North London; IN A BRAVE BUT DISTURBING INTERVIEW, A LAW-ABIDING KEBAB SHOP OWNER SHEDS LIGHT ON THE THUGS WHO CAUSED HIM TO FLEE HIS HOME, FAMILY AND BUSINESS IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE
Byline: David Cohen SIX months ago Ahmet Celik, a Turkish kebab shop owner who lived in the Green Lanes area of north London, disappeared from his home. He left only with the clothes on his back and fled from loan sharks linked to the Tottenham...
His Last Book, but Only Fragments of True Nabokov; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SEXTON AN unfinished novel by Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale today more than 30 years after his death and against his express wishes. The Russian author wrote in his will that The Original of Laura, which he was still working on when...
Holy Alliance over Plans to Turn Church into Health Spa
Byline: Ellen Widdup A BEAUTY magnate at war with a congregation over his plans to turn their church into a spa has found an unlikely ally. Multimillionaire George Hammer -- who founded the Sanctuary in Covent Garden -- hopes to strike a deal...
Holy Alliance over Plans to Turn Church into Spa
Byline: Ellen Widdup A BEAUTY magnate at war with a congregation over his plans to turn their church into a spa has found an unlikely ally. Multimillionaire George Hammer -- who founded the Sanctuary in Covent Garden -- hopes to strike a deal...
How Ready-Meal Cheats Spoil DIY Dinner Parties
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter IT WAS touted as the perfect way to entertain in a time of tight finances -- the bring-your-own dinner party where each guest provides a dish of wholesome, home-made food. But research indicates...
I'm Ready to Topple Vulnerable Kauto Star, Insists Scudamore
Byline: Simon Milham TOM SCUDAMORE believes that Kauto Star will be at his most vulnerable in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday. Trainer Paul Nicholls confirmed last night that the dual Gold Cup winner will make his seasonal debut and...
IT'S NOT TIME FOR A ZAHA BACKLASH; the World's Most Glamorous Architect Has Just Unveiled a Futuristic New Museum in Rome -- and Her Olympic Aquatics Centre Is Taking Shape. They May Be Extravagant, but There Is Still Value in Thinking Big
Byline: Rowan Moore ZAHA HADID is meeting the Pope this week -- apparently he wants to revitalise religious art and architecture -- and it will be one of the stranger celebrity encounters. On one hand there will be the holy bachelor from Germany,...
Kick-Starting Graduate Careers
Byline: Sarah Richardson FOR this year's graduates attempting to enter the job market in a vicious recession, the latest youth employment figures provide little comfort. Last week the Government announced that unemployment among 16-to 24-year-olds...
Launch of New Lobby Group to Speak for the Square Mile
Byline: Robert Lea THE City begins its fight back this week with the launch of a lobby group to speak out for the financial services industry and allied professions in the Square Mile. TheCityUK, backed by City grandees Sir Win Bischoff of Lloyds...
'Let's Face It, the LTA Are Still a Total Joke to Tennis'; the Former Wimbledon Champion Launches a Scathing Attack on the Rulers of the British Game, Calling Them Both 'Wasteful' and Even 'Rude' THE BIG INTERVIEW PAT CASH
Byline: Mihir Bose EXCLUSIVE ON a flight back from an ATP champions event in China last week, Pat Cash was chatting with Goran Ivanisevic. There was plenty to talk about but one subject dominated the conversation and the two former Wimbledon...
London's Streets Need Less Clutter and More Class; the Mayor's Plan to Upgrade Our City Needs Visionary Designers to Make It Happen, but They Are in Short Supply
Byline: Rowan Moore WHAT do you want from your streets? Cleanliness, safety and good lighting, and the ability to go where you want and do what you want. A little generosity and dignity in the pavements, and surfaces that are pleasant to look at...
London's Streets Need Less Clutter and More Class; the Mayor's Plan to Upgrade Our City Needs Visionary Designers to Make It Happen, but They Are in Short Supply
Byline: Rowan Moore WHAT do you want from your streets? Cleanliness, safety and good lighting, and the ability to go where you want and do what you want. A little generosity and dignity in the pavements, and surfaces that are pleasant to look at...
London Stars but Burberry Slips to [Pounds Sterling]78m
Byline: Rosamund Urwin BURBERRY today said sales in its London stores remain "on fire" but the British fashion label's profits were hit by department stores slashing their orders. "London is still on fire thanks to the influx of tourists who...
Met Doubles Number of 10-Year-Olds Being Frisked for Weapons
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor SOARING numbers of primary school pupils in London are being searched on suspicion of carrying weapons. Exclusive figures reveal that police carried out 755 "stop and searches" on 10-year-olds in the...
Met Doubles Number of 10-Year-Olds Being Frisked for Weapons
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor SOARING numbers of primary school pupils in London are being searched on suspicion of carrying weapons. Exclusive figures reveal that police carried out 755 "stop and searches" on 10-year-olds in the...
MOB STAB BOY, 16, AT SCHOOL BUS STOP; TERRIFIED VICTIM SLASHED IN STOMACH AS HE TRIES TO ESCAPE CHASING YOUTHS; Attack Comes as Incidents of Knife Crime in the Capital Fall
Byline: Felix Allen A BOY of 16 suffered a "horrific" slash wound across the stomach during an attack by up to 20 youths in a school bus queue in north London. The teenager was chased and knifed as children made their way home in Edmonton. He...
More 'Turnip Taliban' Rebellions on the Way, Conservatives Warned
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON was warned to expect fresh "Turnip Taliban" revolts by local Tory associations today after a would-be MP survived a deselection attempt. High-flyer Liz Truss was endorsed overwhelmingly...
Opportunity Knocks in a Job Exodus; How Do You Cope When Colleagues Leave Their Jobs? It Will Be a Chance to Further Your Career, Say the Recruitment Experts. by Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth THE Syndicate Seven from Liverpool may decide to leave their jobs after scooping more than [pounds sterling]45 million in the Euro Millions lottery but the most common reason for loss of colleagues is redundancy, even though...
Passengers Shun easyJet after 'Sneaky' Fare Rises
Byline: Robert Lea GROWTH and profits at easyJet are tumbling as passengers jib at the budget airline sneaking up fares and hitting them with baggage surcharges. The carrier, the biggest airline at Gatwick, today reported a 65% plunge in profits...
Portfolio
BUY DOMINO'S PIZZA Altium Securities says it is "very positive" about shares in Domino's. Analysts say that Domino's is continuing to trade "very strongly" and note that the firm is also returning [pounds sterling]19 million of cash to shareholders....
Put Your Dog and Girlfriend in a Car Boot for an Hour and Then See Who's Happy to See You
Byline: Rashid Razaq A MILLIONAIRE City boss being sued for sex discrimination joked about locking women and dogs in a car boot and told colleagues that Ferraris were cheaper to run than blondes. Mark Lowe, 59, head of investment firm Nomos Capital,...
Put Your Dog and Girlfriend in a Car Boot for an Hour and Then See Who's Happy to See You; 'Demeaning Jokes of Sex Case City Boss'
Byline: Rashid Razaq A MILLIONAIRE City boss being sued for sex discrimination joked about locking women and dogs in a car boot and told colleagues that Ferraris were cheaper to run than blondes. Mark Lowe, 59, head of investment firm Nomos Capital,...
Q: Fancy a Threesome or a Moresome? the Sex Lives of Londoners
Byline: Jasmine Gardner THERE is an exhibition for everything these days. I recently discovered a divorce fair scheduled for next year, and if there's a London event for breaking up, it's only appropriate that there's one for getting (very close)...
Repaired and Ready to Rule, Rihanna Makes a Radiant Return; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH RIHANNA Brixton Academy **** FORMERLY best known for her ubiquitous Umbrella, the single that was number one for approximately nine years in 2007, Rihanna Fenty is now most famous for being assaulted by fellow R&B star...
Repaired and Ready to Rule, Rihanna Makes a Radiant Return; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH RIHANNA Brixton Academy FORMERLY best known for her ubiquitous Umbrella, the single that was number one for approximately nine years in 2007, Rihanna Fenty is now most famous for being assaulted by fellow R&B star Chris Brown...
Repaired and Ready to Rule, Rihanna Makes a Radiant Return; REVIEW RIHANNA Brixton Academy
Byline: DAVID SMYTH FORMERLY best known for her ubiquitous Umbrella, the single that was number one for approximately nine years in 2007, Rihanna Fenty is now most famous for being assaulted by fellow R&B star Chris Brown shortly before she...
Rich Italians Turn SW3 into Chelsiena; Home Buyers Take Advantage of Berlusconi Tax Amnesty
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor CHELSEA is seeing an unprecedented influx of Italians buying property. Estate agents say that the number of Italian buyers in west London has at least quadrupled since 2007 and they have overtaken...
Rich Italians Turn SW3 into Chelsienna; Home Buyers Take Advantage of Berlusconi Tax Amnesty
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor CHELSEA is seeing an unprecedented influx of Italians buying property. Estate agents say the number of Italian buyers in west London has at least quadrupled since 2007 and accounts for up to 70...
Right and Wrong Roads to Investor Clout
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT SHAREHOLDERS lost a lot of money as a result of the banking crisis, partly because none carried much clout in the boardrooms so they were easy to ignore. Now, a year after the collapse of Lehman, and following...
Right and Wrong Roads to Investor Clout; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton SHAREHOLDERS lost a lot of money as a result of the banking crisis, partly because none carried much clout in the boardrooms so they were easy to ignore. Now, a year after the collapse of Lehman, and following much prompting...
Sex in the City
Q: IS MY PARTNER'S PHONE REALLY OFF-LIMITS? I CAN'T STOP MYSELF FROM READING HIS TEXT MESSAGES Esther Walker SAYS... HAVE you ever thought that you might just be bored? Facebook, Twitter and your own, dear mobile phone have clearly trained you...
Sir Win's Buying Spree Has City Guessing about Lloyds
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP DOES Lloyds Banking Group chairman Sir Win Bischoff know something the rest of us do not? That was the question in the Square Mile today, after the man brought in to replace Sir Victor Blank made a firsttime...
Soaring Petrol Prices Bring First Inflation Rise in Nine Months
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor SURGING petrol prices have pushed the rate of inflation up for the first time since February. The Government's official measure of the cost of the living, the Consumer Prices Index, rose 1.5 per...
Sole Man Eduardo Ready to Lead the Line
ARSENE WENGER is about to take a significant step towards learning if his unswerving faith in the controversial Eduardo is justified or misplaced, writes James Olley. With Robin van Persie absent for six weeks with ankle ligament damage, the Brazilian-born...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 The coming week is likely to be full of niggling disagreements, some that you won't even notice at first. But gradually you'll realise that, with certain individuals, the time has come to...
Superhospital Merger Plan 'Will Harm Patients and Staff'
Byline: Sophie Goodchild and Anna Davis TWO major London hospitals are holding merger talks to create a superhospital, it was revealed today. But the move by the Whittington and Royal Free to become a single organisation raised fears that the...
TA SOLDIER DIED WAITING FOR KIT; HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT LACK OF NEW BODY ARMOUR; VOLUNTEER SHOT TWO WEEKS AFTER GOING TO WAR; Rifleman Gave Up IT Job to Go to Frontline
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent A BRITISH soldier killed only two weeks after arriving in Afghanistan had complained about a lack of new body armour and helmets, it was revealed this afternoon. Rifleman Andrew Fentiman, 23,...
Theatre; What Else Is New
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS PUBLIC PROPERTY Trafalgar Studios 2, SW1 GEOFFREY Hammond reads the news. He's a national institution. And he has a book out. So when he's caught in a clinch with a 16-year-old boy -- snapped by paparazzi as they canoodle...
The Family Is the Key to the Solution; COMMENTARY
Byline: Martin Bentham TODAY'S unsettling revelation that children as young as 10 are regularly being stopped and searched by police in London raises questions in all directions - some of which need answering far outside the criminal justice system....
Tourists Drive Storming Sales at Burberry, but Profits Suffer
Byline: Rosamund Urwin BURBERRY today said that sales in its London stores remain "on fire" but profits at the British fashion house fell by a fifth as department stores slashed their orders. "London is still on fire thanks to the influx of tourists,"...
Two Good to Be True: Twins Separated after 27-Hour Op
Byline: Frank Thorne in Australia SURGEONS in Australia have successfully separated conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna in a marathon operation. After more than 27 hours of painstaking work to separate the orphans, plastic surgeons at Melbourne's...
Two Good to Be True: Twins Separated after 27-Hour Operation
Byline: Frank Thorne in Australia SURGEONS in Australia have successfully separated conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna in a marathon operation. After more than 27 hours of a painstaking procedure to separate the orphans, plastic surgeons at...
We Cannot Turn Our Backs on Those Gripped by Fear
Byline: David Lammy THE 35 gang-related attacks since January have provoked a quiet rage among the Kurdish and Turkish communities of north London. The loss felt by relatives is crushing, the fear felt by others consuming. The violence making the...
Whitney Is Uber-Bearish as Shares Rise around the World; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Mickey Clark SHARE prices on both sides of the Pond are trading at their best levels in more than a year, so stock market investors could be forgiven for thinking the worst of the global recession and banking meltdown is over. Not so,...
WILD AND WOOLLY; Whether You Snuggle into Your Knitwear by the Fire or out of Doors This Winter, There Is Only One Trend -- the Bigger the Better, Says Karen Dacre
Byline: Karen Dacre WHAT is it with us girls and our knits? The first hint of winter sends us straight to the cut-price cashmere department. But our love affair with the sloppy sweater relies on more than the fear of a bit of frostbite. For some,...
Win a Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player; Codeword
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, movies come to life with this Samsung Blu-Ray disc player thanks to Full High Definition 1080p picture quality, and next generation HD sound. It combines superb movie playback with...
Your Club Today
ARSENAL P11 W8 D1 L2 PTS25 Robin van Persie will fly to Serbia for revolutionary treatment on his damaged ankle ligaments. The striker, injured on international duty against Italy at the weekend, will have placenta fluid massaged into his ankle. He...