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Articles from October 23, 2009

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30m Letters Are Hit as Union Tries to Stop Recruitment of 'Strikebreakers'
Byline: Dick Murray and Benedict Moore-Bridger THIRTY million letters have been delayed by the national post strike, Royal Mail admitted today. Communication Workers Union chiefs are understood to be seeking a High Court injunction to prevent...
ALBUM WARS; Leona Is Up against Rihanna, Jamie Cullum Braves Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg Squares Up to 50 Cent -- and Robbie Takes on the World. It's the Time for the Biggest Releases of the Year to Battle It Out,
Byline: David Smyth AUTUMN is undeniably here, which means things are brightening up for the music business. Between now and Christmas around 40 per cent of the year's albums will be sold, somewhere approaching 50 million in total. What the industry...
Also Showing
Colin Cert 18, 97 mins ** MARC Price deserves all the praise already heaped on him for his weirdly effective zombie saga -- as would anyone who made a film that hangs together, even roughly, for [pounds sterling]45. Colin (alastair Kirton) is...
Ancelotti's Vigil Puts Wilkins on Stand-By
Byline: Simon Johnson RAY WILKINS may have to step in to act as Chelsea manager against Blackburn at Stamford Bridge tomorrow after Carlo Ancelotti's father was taken seriously ill. Following the club's 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday,...
Anything Jude Can Do. Hot on Heels of Her Ex, It's Sienna's Broadway Debut
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk In New York SIeNNA MILLeR made her Broadway debut last night just a block away from where her ex-boyfriend Jude Law is starring in Hamlet. American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and playwright Sir David Hare were in the audience...
Anything Jude Can Do. Hot on Heels of Her Ex, Sienna Makes Broadway Debut
Byline: tom teodorczuk in New York SIENNA MILLER made her Broadway debut last night just a block away from where her ex-boyfriend Jude Law is starring in Hamlet. American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and playwright Sir David Hare were in the audience...
A Worthy Rival of the Gti; Road Test
Byline: Mike Stone VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTD Price: [pounds sterling]23,035. Top speed: 136mph. CO2: 139g/km. Combined fuel consumption: 53.3mpg SINCE the Seventies, Volkswagen's Golf GTI has been the yardstick by which other hot hatches are judged, and...
BBC Has Given the BNP Leader a Massive Boost, Says le Pen; Chilling Forecast of French Far-Right Politician: Small Fish Can Become Big
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL chief Political correspondent THE BBC faced further outrage today when Europe's most notorious Far-Right leader said it had given Nick Griffin a massive potential boost. In an exclusive interview with the Standard, Jean-Marie...
Beauty Spot; PUT A GLOSS ON IT
Byline: Edited by Sophie Goodwin TommyGuns Smooth & Finish Creme, [pounds sterling]5.99, at Boots (0845 688 0188) Frederic Fekkai Femme Sensuelle shampoo has a delicious, light scent. [pounds sterling]24, at Harrods (020 7730 1234) SPOT...
Being Busy and Being Successful Used to Be Synonymous. Now New Research Shows That Multitasking Makes You Stupid and Ambition Makes You Ill; Helen Kirwan-Taylor on How to Do Less and Achieve More
Byline: Helen Kirwan-Taylor A strange email arrived in my inbox not long ago. It announced the imminent closure of a very successful PR firm. But wait: the small print said nothing about the credit crunch. 'The business has boomed and it's become...
BNP Chief's TV Grilling Seen by 8m; Defiant Leader Griffin Claims London Is No Longer British
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent MORE than eight million people watched British National Party leader Nick Griffin's appearance on Question Time. The audience, four times higher than normal, saw Mr Griffin attack Islam as...
Boris Dismisses BNP Rant at London; Griffin Claims 'Ethnically Cleansed' Capital Is Not British
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy BORIS JOHNSON hit back at the BNP today after leader Nick Griffin sparked revulsion with a racist rant against London. The Mayor called on millions of Londoners to unite against extremism. He spoke out after...
BRIGHT-EYED BUSHY TALE; Director Wes Anderson Chooses Homemade Kookiness over CGI Trickery for His Take on Roald Dahl's Classic -- the Result Is Charming
Byline: Andrew O'Hagan FILM OF THE WEEK FANTASTIC MR FOX Cert PG, 87 mins **** PEOPLE who make things up for a living are strange creatures and something interesting happens to them when they reach 40. I don't know whether it's to do with having...
British GP under Threat as Donington Deal Dies
Byline: David Smith Sports Correspondent DONINGTON PARK'S dream to stage the British Grand Prix for the next 17 years lay in tatters today after it announced it had failed to raise the [pounds sterling]135million needed to redevelop the track. ...
Buccaneers Boss Wary of the In-Form Patriots
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS coach Raheem Morris hopes that the fear of a humiliating defeat will motivate his side at Wembley on Sunday. The third regular-season NFL game in this country sees the Bucs take on the New England Patriots, who arrived here...
... but BSkyB Beats Slump as It Nears 10m Customers
Byline: Robert Lea THE recession has passed BSkyB by as the pay-tv broadcaster confidently predicted it will put on another half a million customers over the next year and pass the landmark of being in 10 million homes in 2010. "We will get there,"...
Carefully Planned Kicking in the Studio Is No Better Than the Mob
Byline: David Sexton Nick GriffiN is not a sympathetic man. He completely lacks charisma and he doesn't speak persuasively. His manner is freakish. He can't stop himself from grinning and giggling inappropriately. He's quite shaky and he licks his...
CASINO WOMAN IS STABBED TO DEATH; HUSBAND HELD . AFTER HORROR IN LONDON PENTHOUSE; VICTIM PLANNED . TO START NEW JOB IN LAS VEGAS; Accused Husband Called 999
Byline: Gerard Couzens and Martin Bentham A CASINO entrepreneur has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his businesswoman wife to death at their penthouse London home. Mark Campbell, 53, was detained after detectives answered a 999 call at...
Casino Woman Stabbed to Death; Husband Held after Making 999 Call from Penthouse
Byline: Gerard Couzens and Martin Bentham A CASINO entrepreneur has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his businesswoman wife to death at their London penthouse. Mark Campbell, 53, was detained after detectives answered a 999 call at the...
Children See Civil Servant Mother Killed in Their Flat
Byline: Neil Millard and Felix Allen THREE young children saw their devout Christian mother stabbed to death at their London home. The victim, who was named locally as Ayodele Akinsiku, was found yards from her front door where she had bled to...
Children See Civil Servant Mother Stabbed to Death in Their Flat
Byline: Neil Millard and Felix Allen A DEVOUT Christian mother who worked with asylum seekers has been stabbed to death in her London home in front of her own children. The civil servant's body was found yards from her front door where she had...
Choice
Byline: JANE SHILLING EASTENDERS 8PM, BBC1 One of the small miracles of Stenders is the way Linda Henry maintains Shirley as a complex character, whatever ludicrous hoops the scriptwriters put her through. Tonight she's having a gripping debate...
Choir Wails over as Doves Soar on; Electric Proms
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD doves Roundhouse, NW1 HHH.. All things considered, last night was a good for one multiculturalism and dear old Doves did their bit by inviting the 30-strong london Bulgarian Choir to join them for a BBC Electric Prom that...
Circus Atmosphere Inside and outside Studio
Byline: David Sexton NICk GRIFFIN is not a sympathetic man. He completely lacks charisma and he doesn't speak persuasively. His manner is freakish. He can't stop himself from grinning and giggling inappropriately. He's quite shaky and he licks his...
Citigroup Gives UK Economy a Boost with Peppy View
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP ShAReS on the London stock market soared while the pound slumped against the dollar as the UK economy continued to reel against the worst recession on record. That was the conclusion of financial markets on...
Citigroup Gives UK Economy a Boost with Peppy View; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Mickey Clark TOP broker Citigroup likes the view of the UK economy from its Canary Wharf offices which dominate the London skyline. It is upbeat about the outlook for investors and describes European equities as not expensive and very...
City 'Experts' Get It Wrong as Recession Drags On
Byline: Hugo Duncan CiTy economists were back in the dock today after they wildly misjudged the depth of the recession. Official figures showed the economy shrank by 0.4% in the third quarter of the year -- making it the longest recession on...
Comic Questions; Theatre
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS IF THErE IS I HAVEn'T Found IT YET bush, W12 **** The title of Nick Payne's new play presupposes a question, something along the lines of: "Is there an answer?" But an answer to what exactly? Payne depicts four characters...
Critics' Choice
FIVE BEST THEATRE LittLevOice Vaudeville, WC2. Until 30 January 2010 (020 7432 4220) X Factor's Diana Vickers, right, is excellent in this old-fashioned tale of a northern singer's ambition. endgame Duchess, WC2. Until 5 December (020 7432 4220) Mark...
Cyclists and Lorry Drivers to Swap Places in Boris's Safety Campaign
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter LORRY drivers will have to undergo cycle safety training under plans launched today by Boris Johnson. Under his scheme to get more Londoners using pedal power, cyclists will also be invited to sit inside...
Cyclists and Lorry Drivers to Swap Places in Boris's Safety Campaign; Safer Cycling Evening Standard Campaign
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter LORRY drivers will be forced to undergo cycle safety training as part of Boris Johnson's plans to get more Londoners onto bikes. Under his new cycle safety strategy, launched today, cyclists will also...
Dealer's Choice; by Day, He Sells Work by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud for Millions of Pounds; by Night, He Parties with Jerry Hall and Stella McCartney. Godfrey Barker Meets Ivor Braka, London's Favourite Rebel Aesthete
Byline: Godfrey Barker Ivor Braka, the Chelsea art dealer, is the number one man in London for collectors of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. In addition to his art prowess, he is well known for his friendships with beauties such as Jerry Hall and...
Deeper Spending Cuts Feared as Chancellor's Options Narrow; Gloomy Figures Prove Labour's Strategy Is Failing, Say Tories
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor ALISTAIR DARLING'S spending options for the autumn pre-Budget report were dramatically narrowed by today's economic gloom. Analysts said the longer length of the recession meant he would have to impose more...
Derby May Be out of Reach but Al Zir Can Strike in Post
Byline: Simon Milham LAST weekend's Dewhurst Stakes only served to muddy the Classic waters. A large duvet would have covered the distance between the first four home and the picture may not be any clearer tomorrow evening. Doncaster's Racing...
Derby May Be out of Reach but Al Zir Can Strike in Post
Byline: Simon Milham LAST weekend's Dewhurst Stakes only served to muddy the Classic waters. A large duvet would have covered the distance between the first four home and the picture may not be any clearer tomorrow evening. Doncaster's Racing...
Die, You Bitch, Screamed Architect as He Tried to Smother His Wife in Bed
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent AN ARCHITECT was convicted at the Old Bailey of trying to smother his third wife with a pillow as he screamed at her: "Die, you bitch." Clive Wille, 56, straddled wife Sue in bed when she refused to bail...
Don't Listen to the Whingers - London Needs Immigrants; the BNP Fiasco Puts the Focus Back on Migration. So Why Won't Ministers Talk about Its Benefits to the Capital?
Byline: Andrew Neather AMID the sound and fury over Nick Griffin, there's a sad but unnoticed fact: it has taken this fiasco to make politicians talk about the impact of immigration. Yesterday MPs Frank Field and Nicholas Soames called for a 75...
Don't Listen to the Whingers - London Needs Immigrants; the BNP Fiasco Puts the Focus Back on Migration. So Why Won't Ministers Talk about Its Benefits to the Capital?
Byline: Andrew Neather AMId the sound and fury over Nick Griffin, there's a sad but unnoticed fact: it has taken this fiasco to make politicians talk about the impact of immigration. yesterday MPs Frank Field and Nicholas soames called for a 75...
DRIVING BACK INTO THE PAST; It May Take a Little Time to Warm Up but This Sunbeam Is a Delight to Drive, Evoking a Golden Age of Motoring. and, Best of All, It's for Sale
Byline: David Williams TRANSPORT yourself back 100 years in your mind's eye and -- in London at least -- it is the motor car that would most sharply define the passing of the years. With the exception of modern glass and concrete blocks -- still...
Economists Fear a Long Battle Ahead as Recovery Hopes Dashed
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor HOPES of a swift recovery from the recession were dashed today as City economists warned that Britain is now likely to face a longer battle to restore the country to prosperity. The bleak assessment...
Faith Time; Paloma Faith, Actress, Singer, Magician's Assistant and Burlesque Dancer, Is a Startling Talent. Hermione Eyre Meets the Inventive Eccentric Who Always Knew She Would Be Famous
Byline: Hermione Eyre Paloma Faith is like someone out of a fairy tale. On the day I meet her, it's one by the Brothers Grimm. She's paid the price for becoming a pop star by losing her voice. She can't speak. Not a peep. She sits there in the lobby...
Fergie Eases Money Problems with Film Deal for Her Books
Byline: Sri Carmichael Royal Reporter The Duchess of York has sold TV and merchandising rights to her recent children's books and her "brand" in the us and canada as part of a deal with film-maker handmade, it was announced today. sarah Ferguson...
Fergie's a Bully Who Needs to Be Punished
Byline: Jason Cowley HOW much longer should the world of football tolerate the tantrums and discourtesies of Sir Alex Ferguson? On Tuesday he walked out of a press conference, in Moscow, having been angered by two mild questions about his Football...
Fergie's a Bully Who Needs to Be Punished
Byline: Jason Cowley HoW much longer should the world of football tolerate the tantrums and discourtesies of Sir Alex Ferguson? on Tuesday he walked out of a press conference, in Moscow, having been angered by two mild questions about his Football...
Flashbulb
Byline: Interviews by Sylvia Mulder Cindy city Almada What The launch of the new Omega 2009 constellation collection Who Mel B, Jasmine Guinness, James Brown and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Food Mini cheeseburgers, macaroni cheese, red...
Flour and Egg Crackdown to Halt Halloween Pranks
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter A LONDON council has banned under-18s from buying eggs and flour in the run-up to Halloween in an effort to curb anti-social behaviour. The move, by Waltham Forest, is believed to be the first borough-wide...
Gigs of the Week
Byline: DAVID SMYTH GREEN DAY After four years away from the stage, the long-running punks return to play songs from their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown. While it's a serious record, in concert the politics should take a back seat to pure...
Grabbed by Long Arm of the Law: Fake Cards Crook Threw from Flat
Byline: Bo Wilson A FRAUDSTER who turned his flat into a factory for a multi-million-pound credit card racket was caught redhanded trying to shred and dispose of the evidence. Eamon Zada, 27, funded a jet-set life of expensive holidays, cars...
Guide to Tomorrow's Other Races on C4
Byline: Simon Milham DONCASTER 2.20 The Nifty Fox won a big-field handicap on easy ground at Catterick last time but, while he gets his preferred ground here, David Nicholls' runner-up CAPE VALE did well to get so close from an unfavourable draw...
Guide to Tomorrow's Other Races on Tv
Byline: Simon Milham DONCASTER (C4) 2.20 The Nifty Fox won a big-field handicap on easy ground at Catterick last time but, while he gets his preferred ground here, David Nicholls' runner-up CAPE VALE did well to get so close from an unfavourable...
Hangeland Hits out as Fulham Pay Penalty for Red-Card Error; Referee and UEFA's Six-Official Experiment Come under Fire after Roma Escape with Europa League Point. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith FULHAM 1 ROMA 1 GOAL hero Brede Hangeland has questioned the validity of UEFA's six-officials experiment following the red-card howler that led to Fulham missing out on a victory over Europa League favourites AS Roma. Roy...
Hangeland Hits out as Fulham Pay Penalty for Red-Card Error; Referee and UEFA's Six-Official Experiment Come under Fire after Roma Escape with Europa League Point. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith FULHAM 1 ROMA 1 GOAL hero Brede Hangeland has questioned the validity of UEFA's six-officials experiment following the red-card howler that led to Fulham missing out on a victory over Europa League favourites AS Roma. Roy...
I Almost Quit Cooking after My Father Died, Says Masterchef
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MASTERCHEF winner Steve Groves today told how he almost quit cooking after his father died from cancer. Groves emerged victorious from last night's final showdown, having consistently wowed judges Michel Roux Jnr and Gregg...
I Almost Quit Cooking after My Father Died, Says Masterchef
Byline: Ross Lydall MASTERCHEF winner Steve Groves today told how he almost quit cooking after his father died from cancer. Groves emerged victorious from last night's final showdown, having consistently wowed judges Michel Roux Jnr and Gregg...
Introducing; the Director's Cute
Byline: Guy Pewsey Chris Sweeney is a movie magician Director Chris Sweeney, 27, has just got Will Young pregnant. In the video for his new single 'Hopes & Fears', Will waddles to antenatal classes, works on his pelvic floor and gorges on...
Is the Postal Strike Justified?
THE current postal strike has not been sought by postal workers nor is it wanted by the Communication Workers' Union. It is the result of swingeing cuts to resources and manpower under the misleading banner of "modernisation". Postal workers have...
It's Too Early to Shout about Green Shoots
TODAY'S GDP figures should show whether the UK is shaking off recession. If, as expected, we find that the economy moved into positive growth in the third quarter of this year then that will certainly be good news. It should help business if not consumer...
Judges Reject Cleared Man's Fight to Sue 'Rape Victim' for [Pounds Sterling]300,000
Byline: PaulCheston courts correspondent THREE senior judges have rejected an attempt by an alleged rapist to win [pounds sterling]300,000 damages from his victim. In a landmark decision, Appeal Court judges said they had to protect the woman,...
Lampard Sees Deco as Key Man in Title Bid
Byline: Simon Johnson FRANK LAMPARD believes Deco has finally adapted to the Premier League and is tipping him to make the difference in Chelsea's title challenge. Deco joined from Barcelona for [pounds sterling]7.9million 15 months ago but has...
LDA to Shelve [Pounds Sterling]45m of Work after Getting Sums Wrong on the Olympics
Byline: Matthew Beardandross Lydall BORIS JOHNSON'S ability to tackle problems caused by climate change has been weakened after his regeneration body got its sums wrong over the Olympics, a report reveals today. The London Development Agency...
LDA Will Shelve Climate Work after 'Losing' [Pounds Sterling]161m from Olympics Budget
Byline: Matthew Beard and Ross Lydall BORIS JOHNSON today denied key climate change schemes were at risk after his regeneration body acquired a massive hole in its budget after getting its Olympics sums wrong. A London Assembly report claimed...
League One
BRENTFORD v STOCKPORT Tomorrow, 3pm, Griffin Park Not a great week for Martin Allen. Not only was the former Brentford boss put on gardening leave at Cheltenham following a confrontation with a nightclub bouncer, he also revealed he could have signed...
Let's Hear It for the Bank Which Takes Pride in Being Dull; REBUILDING BRITAIN'S BANKS
Byline: Nick Goodway WHEN Britain's greatest comic writer PG Wodehouse penned Psmith In The City in 1908 there was more than a touch of the autobiographical about it. Psmith works for the New Asiatic Bank but the Old Etonian soon finds that banking...
Life Class Dr Nick Southgate on Being Wealthy
Byline: Nick Southgate The economy may not, as yet, have bounced back. Bankers' bonuses, however, have. Just as resilient as the bonus culture is our ability to feel indignant about it. The City defends the recipients of vast bonuses as employees...
Life of Strife, but Halabi Is Still Managing to Rub Along
Byline: Peter Bill ON PROPERTY Three years ago Simon Halabi had the chance to change the ending to a story that concluded this week with the appointment of administrators Ernst & Young (E&Y) to the larger part of his [pounds sterling]2.5...
Life of Strife, but Halabi Is Still Managing to Rub along; ON PROPERTY
Byline: Peter Bill Three years ago Simon Halabi had the chance to change the ending to a story that concluded this week with the appointment of administrators Ernst & Young (E&Y) to the larger part of his [pounds sterling]2.5 billion property...
Liverpool on Security Alert over Protest March Threat
Byline: Andrew Hodgson SECURITY will be heightened at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool fans plan a march to protest against club owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks. The American pair, who have come under pressure from supporters angry at the debt...
Making of the Boy Soldiers
Byline: Derek Malcolm Johnny Mad dog Cert 15, 97 mins **** JOHNNY Mad Dog (Christopher Minie) is a 15-year-old boy from an unnamed African country whose village is assailed by rebels. After they force him to shoot his father, they induct him...
Mannone Demands Gloves as Fight to Be the Arsenal No1 Hots Up
Byline: James Olley VITO MANNONE believes he can handle the intensity of Sunday's London derby at West Ham because the level of pressure will be a step down from Champions League football. Since regular first-choice stopper Manuel Almunia was...
Met 'Must Rethink' Plan to Put Officers with Machineguns on Street
Byline: MartinBentham Home Affairs Editor THE MET was today under pressure to reverse its decision to begin armed patrols on some London streets. Members of the London Assembly demanded that Mayor Boris Johnson call an emergency meeting of the...
Met 'Must Rethink' Plan to Put Officers with Machine Guns on Street
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor THE MET was today under pressure to reverse its decision to begin armed patrols on some London streets. Members of the London Assembly demanded that Mayor Boris Johnson call an emergency meeting of the...
Mexican Drug Barons Seized in Nationwide American Swoop
Byline: Ed Harris MORE than 300 people have been arrested in drugs raids across the US in the largest single strike at Mexico's drug operations in America. An astonishing haul of weapons and cash was recovered as federal agents swooped on people...
My London; Terry Gilliam Wants to Quadruple the C Charge
Byline: Words by Simon Jablonski Where do you live in London? Highgate. When I'm sitting on the top floor, I can see all the way to the North Downs. It's like living in a village while the heart of London is 15 minutes away. Where did you...
Nervous Wait for Johnno but Steffon Won't Ease Up
Byline: Chris Jones MARTIN JOHNSON will watch this weekend's Guinness Premiership action praying his England squad isn't further reduced ahead of the Test against Australia on 7 November. With more than a dozen of the 32-strong Elite Player Squad...
Nervous Wait for Johnno but Steffon Won't Ease Up
Byline: Chris Jones MARTIN JohNSoN will watch this weekend's Guinness Premiership action praying his england squad isn't further reduced ahead of the Test against Australia on 7 November. With more than a dozen of the 32-strong elite Player Squad...
No Way out of the Economic Gloom
Today's shockingly bad GdP figures are deeply worrying. analysts had expected them to show the economy moving into growth in the third quarter of this year; instead, the economy shrank by another 0.4 per cent, making this the longest recession since...
Online Shoppers Promising Amazon a Happy Christmas
Byline: Rosamund Urwin AMAZON'S UK arm today predicted a very happy Christmas as Brits shun the High Street to buy their presents online. "We are expecting a brilliant fourth quarter," the online retailer's UK managing director Brian McBride...
Paradis Found; Home Life with Johnny Depp; Gavanndra Hodge Gets Inside the Mind of Alysson Paradis
Byline: Gavanndra Hodge Alysson Paradis was only five when her sister Vanessa became an international sensation with her breathy hit 'Joe Le Taxi'. 'I went everywhere with her. I used to go with her on shoots, to make her videos,' Alysson explains...
Peak Time; Autumn May Seem a Contrary Time to Visit the Alps, but for Those in Search of Beautiful Views, Fresh Air and Solitude, It Can't Be Beaten. Heidi Hi, Says Hettie Harvey
Byline: Hettie Harvey I've visited the Alps several times on skis but I've wanted to see them off-season for almost as long as I can remember. My basic alpine education came, of course, from reading Heidi as a child and I hankered after a taste...
Portfolio
BUY GLAXOSMITHKLINE Citigroup flags up Britain's biggest pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline as a buy. The recommendation comes off the back of what it calls "solid" data about Benlysta, Glaxo's lupus drug. Analysts say the latest research into the...
Portfolio
[bar]BUY GLAXOSMITHKLINE Citigroup flags up Britain's biggest pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline as a buy. The recommendation comes off the back of what it calls "solid" data about Benlysta, Glaxo's lupus drug. Analysts say the latest research into...
Port in a Storm; Port Eliot Is the Home of the Bohemian St Germans Family and the Location for an Annual Literary Extravaganza, but Behind the Impressive Facade Is a Family Riven by Conflicting Loyalties and by Grief. Peter Colville Hears the Story of an Earl, His New Wife, His Son's Widow and a Four-Year-Old Boy with a Lot to Lose
Byline: Peter Colville Most people whose families own property have a tussle about what goes where after someone dies,' says a source close to Bianca Eliot, the widow of the Earl of St Germans' son. 'The difference here is that there's rather more...
Reader Offers; Open to Every Reader
Travel Win a holiday to Cuba Two holidays to be won This October, Floridita London celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a week long party designed to celebrate the best of Cuban and Latin American culture and to showcase all that Floridita has...
Ross Caught Up in House of Flying Daggers; Londoner's Diary
"IS this a dagger which I see before me?" is supposed to be Shakespeare's line for Macbeth -- not the startled cry of an audience member during a West End performance of Othello at the Trafalgar Studios. This is what happened on Wednesday night when...
Separation, Rather Than Size, Matters; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton GIVEN that one of the causes for the failure to control the financial sector was a lack of proper communication between the Financial Services Authority, the Bank of England and the Treasury there's some irony seeing them...
Show Jumping; from Paris to New York Via London and Milan, Only Gianluca Longo Has the Stamina to Survive the SS10 Fashion Weeks
Byline: Gianluca Longo 1 BEST FRONT ROW Giambattista Valli's show attracted the likes of (from left) Margherita Missoni, Mary-Kate Olsen and her boyfriend, artist Nate Lowman, and New York DJ Leigh Lezark. 2 FASHION MOMENT A pregnant Jourdan...
Slump-Beater BSkyB Is on Course for 10m Homes
Byline: RobertLea THE recession has passed BSkyB by as the pay-tv broadcaster confidently predicted it will put on another half a million customers over the next year and pass the landmark of being in 10 million homes in 2010. "We will get there,"...
Something Is Stirring but the Big Boys Are Still Keeping Mum
AN AUDIENCE of 400 plus were anxious to hear what a group of property developers had to say about the state of the London market on Tuesday. Sadly, none was willing to reveal their full hand at the event organised by Property Week at the Royal Lancaster...
Something Is Stirring but the Big Boys Are Still Keeping Mum
An Audience of 400 plus were anxious to hear what a group of property developers had to say about the state of the London market on Tuesday. Sadly, none was willing to reveal their full hand at the event organised by Property Week at the Royal Lancaster...
Stars
Byline: Predicted by Shelley von Strunckel Scorpio 23 Oct - 21 Nov Clear cut as new ideas or offers appear, you're still unsure they're wise and so are mulling them over. While they are just as good as they seem, your instincts to delay committing...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Facts may be facts. But in one particular situation, if you insist on firm information, you're bound to run into problems. Things are changing every day, which means that what seemed straightforward...
Teenagers Banned from Buying Flour and Eggs to Halt Halloween Pranks
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter A LONDON council has banned under-18s from buying eggs and flour in the run-up to Halloween in an effort to curb anti-social behaviour. The move, by Waltham Forest, is believed to be the first borough-wide...
The Benefactor; Basing His Efforts on Those of a High-Living Dickensian Philanthropist, Ben Elliot, Nephew of the Duchess of Cornwall, Has Transformed Soho's House of Fallen Women into a Private Members' Club Flowing with Dom Perignon - and All for Charity. What a Cheeryble Brother
Byline: Ben Elliot, My first attempt at raising money for a good cause this year ended in hospital in France. In July, I set out from London to Paris on a bicycle in the spirit of Lance Armstrong. Twenty miles outside Dieppe, in a raggletaggle peloton,...
The Knowledge; What to Watch, Look at and Say This Week
Phaidon vs Taschen Is there room for two bookshops selling gigantic coffee-table tomes in one town? PHAIDON 173 Piccadilly, W1 (phaidon.com) This new whitewashed shop lets the books do the talking with a little help from some signed photos...
THE MIGHTY BOOTH; the Youngest and Most Gorgeous of All the Burberry Boys Is an All-Action Acting Hero Whose Looks Are Equalled Only by His Ambition
Byline: Words by Andy Barker Douglas Booth is one of the new crop of willowy boys appearing opposite Emma Watson in the latest Burberry campaign. In a selection of cashmere snoods and camel peacoats, he posed for Mario Testino a few bridges upriver...
The Pope's Invitation to a Much Broader Church
Byline: Melanie McDonagh It'S harD to imagine the archbishop of Canterbury, rowan Williams, throwing a Peter Mandelson-style hissy fit. he's too amiable, too, well, anglican. But he must have felt put out at the news that Pope Benedict is to make...
The Premier League
CHELSEA v BLACKBURN Tomorrow, 5.30pm, Stamford Bridge When we heard that John Terry had been involved in a secret whip-round with a group of athletic west London women, we feared the Chelsea captain had been involved in some kinky highjinks. ...
These Are the Gurus and Their Defences
Ubs UBS: forecast 0.0% -- Sunil Kapadia "We had forecast flat GDP because we had simply seen weakness in various sets of latest figures including retail sales and industrial production statistics. "While the GDP figures are still surprising it is...
These Are the Gurus and Their Defences
UBS Forecast 0.0% Sunil Kapadia "We had forecast flat GDP because we had simply seen weakness in various sets of latest figures including retail sales and industrial production statistics. "While the GDP figures are still surprising it is hard to...
This Post Strike Will Force Me to Throw in the Etiquette Towel
Byline: Sebastian Shakespeare Whatever the rights and wrongs of the postal strike (and I am sure there are rights and wrong on both sides), I've already given up on my post. I don't recall it ever being so inefficient in my lifetime. this week...