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Articles from April 21, 2005

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9% Rise in Violent Crime Rocks Blair; PM IN RADIO CLASH WITH POLICEMAN AS FIGURES LEAP
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN VIOLENT crime leapt by nine per cent last year, police figures showed today. The publication sparked an election row, with the Tories blaming the Government for an upsurge in binge drinking and disorder. Labour claimed...
Able Old Caine
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Around The Bend Cert 15, 84 mins IF YOU remember the lyrics of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Up Around The Bend, you may gather what this strange little film is about. But then you might not - rock lyrics are a bit cloudy...
Actor Reunited with Stolen Antiques at Police Roadshow; NEWS IN BRIEF
Actor reunited with stolen antiques at police roadshow ACTOR Edward Woodward, pictured, said he wanted to "beat the living daylights" out of the thieves who stole [pounds sterling]60,000 of antiques from his Surrey home on Christmas Eve. But his...
Actor Reunited with Stolen Antiques at Police Roadshow; NEWS IN BRIEF
ACTOR Edward Woodward, pictured, said he wanted to "beat the living daylights" out of the thieves who stole [pounds sterling]60,000 of antiques from his Surrey home on Christmas Eve. But his anger turned to joy after he recovered some of his lost...
Ailing Sony Tries to Avert War over DVD Standards
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH STRUGGLING electronics giant Sony today offered an olive branch to competitors backing a rival type of next-generation DVD, saying it was open to talks that could unify the technology's standards to try to avoid a bruising...
An Act of Betrayal against Our Faith; COMMENTARY
Byline: IQBAL SACRANIE THE 20 hooligans who disrupted our election strategy press conference at the Regent's Park mosque this week got their 15 minutes of fame. However, they did so at the expense of Britain's 1.6 million Muslims. The thugs were...
A New Pope Burdened with the Same Old Hypocrisy
Byline: WILL SELF AN HILARIOUS - if clearly unintentional - moment came during the televising of the funeral of Pope John Paul when the BBC correspondent at the Vatican drew our attention to the plain, cedarwood coffin in which the late pontiff...
Ashley Passes His Test by Keeping Joe Quiet; Arsenal Star's Super Show Confirms What Mourinho Already Knows - He's the Best Fullback around Ken Dyer Reports
Byline: KEN DYER ANYONE still wondering why Chelsea should be sufficiently interested in Ashley Cole that they risk the wrath of the Premier League (allegedly), should today talk to another young man with the same surname. Joe Cole has been a...
At Last, the Tories Have a Good Idea
A TAX that hits people just at the point when they make perhaps the biggest financial commitment of their lives is an obvious target of resentment, and that is what stamp duty does. In offering to increase the threshold at which the tax is paid to...
At Last, Tories Have a Good Idea
A TAX that hits people just at the point when they make perhaps the biggest financial commitment of their lives is an obvious target of resentment, and that is what stamp duty does to first-time buyers. In offering to double the threshold at which...
Back to Silence the Cynics Again; the Stalwart Flanker Is Convinced That His Experience and Determination Will Justify His Inclusion in Clive Woodward's Lions Squad. by Chris Jones
Byline: CHRIS JONES NEIL BACK'S glittering rugby career has been one long battle to prove the doubters wrong. First, Back had to show he was big enough for international rugby and, having won the sizeist argument, walked into a scrap about his age....
Blair's Sudden Case of Cold Feet over Election Interviews; Londoner's Diary
HAS TONY Blair, whose photograph is conspicuously absent from the cover of New Labour's manifesto, decided to ration his media appearances? Although the PM was grilled by Jeremy Paxman last night, he is giving some other key BBC interviews a wide...
Blaize of Glory
Byline: NICK CURTIS Kelly Fletcher, aka Miss Immodesty Blaize, has dedicated herself to putting the forgotten art of burlesque cabaret back on the map. With a fullscale show opening in the West End, she tells Nick Curtis why there's more to burlesque...
BlindDate; Last Week's Date Circus Restaurant & Bar, 1 Upper James Street, W1 Last Week Deborah, 29, an HR Officer from Queen's Park, Chose Ben, 31, a Marketing Manager from Clapham
Byline: JANE BURN Why? I liked Ben's profile answers. Deborah says: I thought Ben was a lot better-looking in real life. I told him off about the photo he sent in as he wasn't smiling in it so it made him look a bit serious. We had a good...
Brilliant Delivery of Baby Mix-Up Drama
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Born With Two Mothers 9pm, Channel 4 WHEN we hear that a drama is improvised, features a cast of largely non actors and is about a worthy subject like IVF, what are we likely to do? Reach for the remote, probably. ...
British 'Fan-Club' Helps eBay to [Pounds Sterling]133.5 Million
Byline: FIONA WALSH ONLINE auction house eBay recorded a 28% rise in first-quarter net profit to $256.3 million ([pounds sterling]133.5 million), boosted by good growth in Britain, where it now has 10 million registered users. Revenues rose to...
By George, I Can Do It on a Budget; We Bring You Exclusive Photographs of George at Asda's New Summer Collection. Label Snobs May Want to Lie Down in a Darkened Room and Weep
Byline: LAURA CRAIK PRIMARK might have been in the news for allegedly copying another retailer's designs, but not every purveyor of "fast fashion" is guilty of such behaviour. It is perfectly possible to provide inexpensive, affordable fashion without...
Campbell: It Was the Conservative Weirdos Wot Lost It; Londoner's Diary
THE PUFF of red smoke above Wapping to signal The Sun's backing for Tony Blair came as no surprise to staff at Labour's Old Queen Street headquarters. For the past three weeks Labour party workers have been repeatedly assured by Alastair Campbell...
Chinese Could Be in the Bidding for Rover Assets
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CHINESE carmaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) today said it could be interested in buying some of MG Rover's assets from the administrators. It was the Chinese group's refusal to go ahead on a joint venture...
City Limits the Damage after Wall Street Tumbles; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK SHARE prices were again testing the 4800 support level in early trading today, as the spectre of rising inflation came back to haunt investors. Overnight the Dow tumbled 115-points on the back of the biggest surge in US inflation...
City Punters in Rearguard Action after Dow Tumble; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK SHARE prices were again testing the 4800 support level today as the spectre of rising inflation came back to haunt investors. Overnight the Dow tumbled 115 points on the back of the biggest surge in US inflation in two-andahalf...
City Spy
A DELUGE of emails arrives, promoting a survey of "business leaders" on who they would include in their dream Government. Apparently, more than 1000 bosses were asked by the organisers of this year's "leaders in London leadership summit" - a two-day...
Clubbing
Byline: LOTTIE WhistleBump 6th Birthday Sat 23 Apr, 10pm-6am Canvas, York Way, N1 (0774 777 1999) One of London's best-loved clubs gets ready for a night of birthday frivolity as WhistleBump celebrates six years of fantastic nightclub...
Come Clean on Migrants, Tories Tell PM
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT;JASON BEATTIE THE Tories today stepped up their attack on the Prime Minister over his failure to put a figure on the number of illegal immigrants in Britain. Party leader Michael Howard questioned why Tony Blair repeatedly...
Court Shame of Vic Reeves; Several Gin and Tonics, Then Vic Reeves Drove to the Pub
Byline: NEALE ADAMS VIC REEVES today admitted fleeing the scene after drunkenly crashing his vintage Jaguar into a neighbour's car as she sat in the front seat. The 46-year-old comedian was more than three times over the limit as he drove from...
Crisis? Great Crisis
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Abdication Crisis: Days That Shook The World BBC2 SOME years ago, when radio was still in black and white, I received a call from a Radio 4 producer, suggesting an appearance on Desert Island Discs. Seizing the...
Day's Play Is Blown Away by Fierce Winds; GOLF
Byline: PHIL CASEY WINDS gusting up to 35mph forced the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic to be called off in Beijing today. The first group had completed 13 holes when play was suspended at the Pine Valley Country Club. Players were...
Dining; Top 5 Restaurants for the Best of British
Byline: FAY MASCHLER BUTLER'S WHARF CHOP HOUSE 36E Shad Thames, SE1 (020-7403 3403). Mon-Sun (Sun lunch only) [pounds sterling]100 St George's Day (Sat 23 Apr) is definitely the moment to celebrate 'British Excellence'. This title refers...
Drinks
Byline: EDWARD SULLIVAN Hell Food & Drink, EC2 134 Curtain Road, EC2 (020-7729 7216) Mon-Fri 10ammidnight, Sat 11am midnight, Sun 11am-10.30pm ..... My mate Titch hails from Wolverhampton, and I recently said to him that if I were ever...
Economy Fears after Warning of [Pounds Sterling]11bn Deficit
Byline: JASON BEATTIE;JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN will have to increase taxes by [pounds sterling]11billion to plug the hole in the public finances, a leading economic think tank warned today. In a huge blow to Labour's election campaign, the Institute...
Economy Fears after Warning of [Pounds Sterling]11bn Deficit; ELECTION 2005 CHANCELLOR MUST INCREASE TAXES, SAYS ECONOMIC THINK TANK AS HOWARD PLEDGES NEW [Pounds Sterling]250,000 THRESHOLD FOR HOME BUYERS
Byline: JASON BEATTIE;JOE MURPHY GORDON BROWN will have to increase taxes by [pounds sterling]11billion to plug the hole in the public finances, a leading economic think tank warned today. In a huge blow to Labour's election campaign, the respected...
ELECTION DIARY; Election Whispers
WEBSITE OF THE DAY WANT a red "vote Labour" wristband? Or a blue Tory one? This site also allows you to order those pink breast cancer awareness charity bands, tsunami relief bands and even an "anti chav" silver wristband www.britishwrist...
Els Bid Nearly Blown Away as Heavy Winds Stop Play
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON WINDS gusting up to 35mph forced play to be suspended during the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic in Beijing today. The first group had completed 13 holes when they were stopped at the Pine Valley Country Club....
End Your Hypocrisy over Nuclear Weapons, Gorbachev Tells US; WORLD IN BRIEF
FORMER Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the US "to cure itself" of hypocrisy over nuclear weapons, cut its atomic arsenal and take it off "hair-trigger" alert. At the UN, to present CNN founder Ted Turner with a peace prize, Mr Gorbachev...
English Pitches Not So Homely for Poor Pietersen
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THE Kevin Pietersen bandwagon is refusing to budge so far this season. Dismissed for five on Sunday, England's runaway winter success fell for a second ball duck on his championship debut for Hampshire at Hove today. Pietersen...
Equalizer Gets Even
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS HE MAY be a veteran these days, but when actor Edward Woodward discovered his London home had been burgled he could not suppress his old hardman image. The 74-year-old actor, who starred as a spy in Callan and a private...
Exhibitions
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON Deutsche Bourse Photography Prize 2005 The Photographers' Gallery, 5 & 8 Great Newport Street, WC2 (020-7831 1772) Ends Sun 5 Jun The four-strong shortlist for the international Deutsche Bourse Photography Prize...
Extremists Try to Invade Poll Meeting as Crowd Jeers Oona
Byline: PATRICK SAWER TROUBLE flared again in the bitter election battle between George Galloway and Oona King when protesters tried to disrupt an East End hustings meeting. Despite a heavy police presence after incidents including death threats...
Family Tell of Devastation at Attack on 'Most Lovely Woman You Can Imagine'
Byline: KIRIN RANDHAWA THE family of Abigail Witchalls told today of their "utter devastation". The husband of the 26-yearold and her parents have held a bedside vigil since the attack. Abigail's father-in-law James Witchalls told the Standard...
Family Win Review for I've a Minute before I Die Mum
Byline: SAM LYON THE family of a woman gunned down by her estranged husband along with her 17-year-old son have won a review into police action leading up to the killings. The deaths of Julia Pemberton and her son William, shot dead at their...
Film
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Tarnation (15) Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Michael Cox Dir: Jonathan Caouette US, 91min This pictorial diary of a strange young man (Jonathan Caouette, right), made by him for nothing much in iMovie...
Flintoff Hoping for Lancashire Return at Lord's as a Batsman
Byline: DAVID LLOYD Williams is a hard act to follow ANDREW FLINTOFF could make his comeback from injury against Middlesex at Lord's this weekend, writes David Lloyd. England's inspirational all-rounder had an operation in February to remove...
Frank Hungry for More; Lampard Already Eyeing a Second Title
Byline: MATT HUGHES FRANK LAMPARD believes Chelsea can dominate English football for years to come, writes Matt Hughes. Jose Mourinho's side moved a step closer to their first title in 50 years with last night's 0-0 draw against Arsenal. But...
Gastropubs
Byline: KATE SPICER Lock Tavern, NW1 35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (020-7482 7163) Dinner for two with wine, [pounds sterling]40 The Fox Pub & Dining Rooms, EC2, won best gastropub at the recent Tio Pepe/Carlton London Restaurant Awards....
Gazza's Tears (Part 2); EX-FOOTBALLER WEEPS AS HE WINS AWARD FOR BOOK ABOUT HIS TROUBLED LIFE
Byline: LUKE LEITCH FALLEN football genius Paul Gascoigne broke down in tears as he accepted a major book prize. The emotional moment came as he accepted a British Book Award for his autobiography Gazza: My Story. It charts the highs and lows...
George; Although the First King of 'Fast Fashion' Abdicated at Asda, the Label George Davies Founded Still Rules the Realm 15 Years On
Byline: LAURA CRAIK Fashion Editor PRIMARK might have been in the news for allegedly copying another retailer's designs, but not every purveyor of "fast fashion" is guilty of such behaviour. It is perfectly possible to provide inexpensive, affordable...
Graham Cunningham's Sandown TV Race Guide
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM 1.10 Yet another round of the ongoing Pipe versus Nicholls scrap. The big two saddle seven between them, but they can't win them all and a little each-way on IMPEK looks the value alternative. Granted, Henrietta Knight's...
High Street Shock Dims May Rate Rise Prospects
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE odds on a May rise in interest rates lengthened dramatically today after news of a shock drop in High Street spending last month. Retail sales fell 0.1%, pulling the year-on-year rate of increase down to 2.7% - the weakest...
Holmes Confirms: This Will Be My Final Track Season
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes sprung a surprise today when she announced this will be her last full track season. Although it was expected that she would retire after the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne early...
How They Rated . . . ARSENAL
Byline: KEN DYER Kolo Toure Quietly efficient, his recent impressive displays are one of the reasons why Arsenal have tightened up considerably of late. He and Senderos form an effective duo at the back. 7 Philippe Senderos Has been playing...
How They Rated. CHELSEA
Byline: MATT HUGHES Ricardo Carvalho A man-of-the-match performance from the Portuguese, whose composure provides the perfect complement to John Terry's high energy. 7 John Terry May be pipped by Frank Lampard at Sunday's PFA Player of...
'If I Hadn't Dated Their Mother None of This Would Have Happened.'; If You Thought the Osbournes Were Dysfunctional, Check out Folk Music's First Family. Provoked by Father Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus and Martha Have Made Careers out of Airing the Family's Dirty Linen. but, Loudon Tells Colin Irwin, There Are No Hard Feelings
Byline: COLIN IRWIN You can barely open a magazine right now without reading about the flamboyant, soul-baring, semi-operatic songs, the outrageously camp personality and the self-confessed history of drugs, fast living and promiscuity contributing...
I'll Have a Big Mac, Fries and a [Pounds Sterling]1,000 Handbag to Go
Byline: SAM LYON COLEEN STOPS SHOPPING JUST LONG ENOUGH FOR SOME FAST FOOD COLEEN McLOUGHLIN proved you can take the girl out of Croxteth, but you can't take Croxteth out of the girl as she stopped off for a Big Mac during a shopping trip in Liverpool....
I'm No Charlize but Men Fancy Me. except Will, of Course Now; Grace Gains Favour on the Big Screen
Byline: LESLEY O'TOOLE THERE are those in Hollywood who say Debra Messing can be difficult. Maybe. But not today. Today the blazing redhead is wearing black, and is taking a break from shooting her new film, Lucky You. She is also being as...
In Brief; Shaun Fits the Bill for Pearce
STUART PEARCE is confident Shaun Wright-Phillips will improve on last night's impressive return to arms by the time Manchester City face Blackburn on Saturday. On his first start since a six-week layoff following a knee operation, Wright-Phillips...
Infinitely Educative
Byline: SARAH FRATER William Tuckett's 00:00:00:00 Timecode Clore Studio, Royal Opera House THOSE of us who didn't get a physics GCSE, let alone finish Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, need worry no longer. William Tuckett, a character...
Is General Motors Next for the Crusher after $1Bn Skid?
Byline: JOHN STERLICCHI SEPARATED by a few years, Don McLean and Madonna each drove a Chevy to a levee that was dry. Prince and country star George Jones sang of Corvette fantasies, and Bruce Springsteen loved a Pink Cadillac with crushed velvet...
I Taught Bruce Oldfield and Rifat Ozbek ... and I Learned from Them, Too; Design Guru Victor Herbert Has Taught Some of the Greatest Names in Fashion. Here He Explains the Secret Behind His Creative Flair
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Driving ambitions: how to get ahead as a mechanic Page 57 THEY say the right side of your brain is artistic and the left side technical. Well, luckily for me, I can use both extremely well. At school I found science as easy...
Job Notes
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Chance to take charitable course THE National Council for Voluntary Organisations is running foundation courses on working in the charity sector. The course is open to anyone committed to pursuing a career within a charitable...
Jol: Why Keane and Defoe Leave Us Short
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS Spurs 1 West Brom 1 MARTIN JOL today admitted the strike partnership of Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane doesn't work for Tottenham. The pair started last night's 1-1 draw with West Brom and Jol's side struggled so badly...
Keep Tax Local and Keep It High; the Tories Yesterday Promised to Hold Down Council Taxes. but Londoners Pay Very Low Local Taxes by International Standards, Hence the Poor Quality of Services
Byline: SIMON JENKINS POLITICIANS whom the gods wish to destroy they first drive to reform local taxes. Yesterday's Tory pledge to postpone council-tax revaluation was a sure sign of desperation. Already Michael Howard has offered to give away...
Kelly Aims to Go out in Style; Emotional Year Ahead for Olympic Champion
Byline: IAN CHADBAND KELLY HOLMES is set for an emotional farewell tour of domestic tracks after making the longexpected declaration that this will be her last season running in Britain. Yet the double Olympic champion may still decide to bow...
KNIFE HORROR OF MOTHER AND TODDLERHousewife Stabbed Just Yards from Her [Pounds Sterling]1m Home; Woman, 26, Critical after She Is Stabbed Walking Her Son in Commuter Village MOTHER FACES LIFETIME IN WHEELCHAIR IF SHE SURVIVES HORRIFIC KNIFE ATTACK
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS;KIRAN RANDHAWA A YOUNG mother is fighting for her life today after being stabbed in front of her one-year-old son. Abigail Witchalls, 26, was knifed in the neck as she pushed her child in a buggy along a village footpath...
KNIFE HORROR OF MOTHER AND TODDLERHousewife Stabbed Just Yards from Her [Pounds Sterling]1m Home; Woman, 26, Critical after She Is Stabbed Walking with Her Son in Commuter Village MOTHER FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER HORRIFIC ATTACK IN 'SAFEST CORNER OF SAFEST COUNTY IN ENGLAND'
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS;KIRAN RANDHAWA A YOUNG mother is fighting for her life today after being stabbed in front of her one-year-old son. Abigail Witchalls, 26, was knifed in the neck as she pushed her child in a buggy along a quiet village...
Labour on Defensive as Serious Crime Rises 8%
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN FIGURES showing a surge in recorded violent crime threw Labour onto the defensive today. Yearend figures published by the Home Office showed that while overall crime fell last year, violence reported to police was up sharply....
Labour on Defensive as Violent Crime Rises 10%; PLEDGE FROM MINISTER AS FEARS GROW OVER YOB CULTURE WHILE TROUBLE FLARES AGAIN IN BETHNAL GREEN CAMPAIGN
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN FIGURES showing a surge in recorded violent crime threw Labour onto the defensive today. Yearend figures published by the Home Office showed that while overall crime fell last year, violence reported to police was up sharply....
Lampard's Already Eyeing Second Title; We're Hungry and Won't Settle for Just One, Says England Midfielder
Byline: MATT HUGHES;MICHAEL HART Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0 FRANK LAMPARD believes Chelsea can dominate English football for years to come. Jose Mourinho's side moved a step closer to their first title in 50 years with last night's goalless draw...
Life in the Fast Lane; Many Mechanics Dream of the Excitement of Formula One Racing. but, as Bonnie Estridge Discovers, You Need to Have a Real Obsession with Cars to Go That Extra Mile
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE GREG Baker's obsession with cars has brought him the job of a lifetime as Number One Mechanic for Giancarlo Fisichella's car, part of the Renault team which is currently leading the Formula One World Constructors' championship....
Local Eats
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION Aubaine, SW3 260-262 Brompton Road, SW3 (020-7052 0100) Dinner for two with wine, [pounds sterling]68 It seems as if European-style bakers and patisseries are stepping up their attack: Baker And Spice, Paul...
London's Narrowest House. or Is It Just a [Pounds Sterling]180,000 Tall Storey?
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;MARTYN KENT IT IS going to be a hard sell for even the most creative estate agent. A property developer is planning to offer a house that is only 8 feet wide to the market for about [pounds sterling]180,000. Admittedly,...
Luciana and an Affair That Wasn't; the PM's Son Yesterday Denied Any Relationship with the Now Famous Student Activist. So, What Was She Really Up To?
Byline: PAUL PALMER THE dungeon-like Iniquity night-club within the Metropole Hotel in Brighton normally attracts a mix of young south-coast clubbers, drawn by its guest DJs and themed nights. During party conference time, as it was when the Labour...
Luciana and an Affair That Wasn't; the PM's Son Yesterday Denied Any Relationship with the Now Famous Student Activist. So, What Was She Really Up To?
Byline: PAUL PALMER THE dungeon-like Iniquity nightclub within the Metropole Hotel in Brighton normally attracts a mix of young south-coast clubbers, drawn by its guest DJs and themed nights. During party conference time, as it was when the Labour...
Mandelson's Drinks on Microsoft Boss's Yacht; Fresh Freebie Row over New Year Party in the Caribbean
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY EUROPEAN commissioner Peter Mandelson has been forced to reveal details of a controversial four day holiday. He has admitted he was on a New Year trip to the Caribbean island St Barthelemy, which included a drinks party...
Martin Escapes Office to Give Hitchhiker a Lift
DOUGLAS ADAMS can rest easy, even if he can't be with us to see what's been made of the longgestated film of his cult classic. It's almost certain that he would like the result, a quibble or two over some minor detail apart. It's as faithful...
Messing about; Will & Grace Star Debra Messing Swaps Sitcom for Romcom This Week with Her New Film the Wedding Date. She Tells Lesley O'Toole Why Laughs Are More Important Than Looks
Byline: LESLEY O'TOOLE There are those in Hollywood who say Debra Messing can be difficult. Maybe. But not today. Today the blazing redhead is wearing black, looking cool and taking a break from shooting her new film Lucky You. She is also being...
MOTHER KNIFED IN FRONT OF TODDLER; Woman Critical after Random Attack on Path Manhunt as Mother Is Stabbed
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A YOUNG mother is fighting for her life today after being stabbed in front of her two-year-old son. The 26-year-old was knifed in the neck as she pushed her child in a buggy. With blood pouring from the wound, she staggered...
Now Sugar Seeks a Broadband Tie-Up for Videophone Add-On
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER AMSTRAD is looking to launch a phone product that large telecom companies could sell on to customers as part of their home broadband packages. The new gadget is understood to be in the final stages of development and will...
Nuclear Weapons Policy Is Law of Jungle, Gorbachev Tells 'Sick' US; WORLD IN BRIEF
FORMER Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the United States "to cure itself" of hypocrisy over nuclear weapons, cut its atomic arsenal and take it off "hair-trigger" alert. At the UN, to present CNN founder Ted Turner with a peace prize,...
Only 500 Children in the World Suffer from a Disease That Will Kill Them by the Age of Nine. This Couple Have Two of Them
Byline: PATRICK SAWER TINA and Mark Harris have to live with the unbearable knowledge that both their children will die before the age of nine. Jordan, six, and Jasmine, three, suffer from Batten's disease, an incurable genetic disorder that...
Pernod's Allied Grab Is Challenge to Diageo
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE ALLIED DOMECQ today bowed to a [pounds sterling]7.4 billion French takeover that will create a major threat in the world of wines and spirits to global number one Diageo. Pernod Ricard, owner of famous brands including Jameson...
Pernod's Swoop Leaves Tasty Riddle of Britvic and Dunkin' Donuts; after Today's Merger of Allied Domecq with a French Multinational
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE PERNOD RICARD'S [pounds sterling]7.4 billion swoop on Allied Domecq leaves a host of unanswered questions. While the French bidders have clearly done much work in advance of today's announcement, particularly in thrashing out...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Born with Two Mothers 9pm, Channel 4 WHEN we hear that a drama is improvised, features a cast of largely non-actors and is about a worthy subject like IVF, what are we likely to do? Reach for the remote, probably. ...
Poll Debate Is Scrapped over Violence Fears
Byline: PATRICK SAWER AN ELECTION debate in the bitterly contested seat of Bethnal Green and Bow was cancelled today over fears it could be hijacked by extremists. The move came as the battle between supporters of antiwar campaigner George Galloway...
Poll Debate Is Scrapped over Violence Fears; KING AND GALLOWAY MEET POLICE IN BITTER EAST END CAMPAIGN
Byline: PATRICK SAWER LABOUR'S Oona King today called for curbs on intimidation at polling stations as she and rival George Galloway met police to hammer out a peace deal. Ms King joined Mr Galloway, of the antiwar Respect party, as they agreed...
[Pounds Sterling]180,000 for Ahouse That's Eight Feet Wide
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;MARTYN KENT IT IS going to be a hard sell for even the most creative estate agent. A property developer is planning to build a house that is 8ft wide and market it for around [pounds sterling]180,000. Andrew Markey,...
[Pounds Sterling]1bn Superhospital Plan Scrapped for Office Block; ...after [Pounds Sterling]7m Is Wasted Talking about It
Byline: REBECCA SMITH;MIRA BAR-HILLEL PLANS for one of the most expensive hospitals ever built have fallen through. The [pounds sterling]1 billion hospital would have moved services from three London hospitals - Harefield, Royal Brompton and...
[Pounds Sterling]500 Vouchers to Help Failing Pupils
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES PARENTS whose children do badly at primary school should get [pounds sterling]500 vouchers to spend on private tuition to help them, a senior government adviser said today. Professor Tim Brighouse, the London Schools Commissioner,...
Pussies Tame Dublin Diva
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD Paddy Casey Shepherds Bush Empire "A BIT of clapping would be good," muttered Paddy Casey as he prepared to play the feisty Breakdown. "Still, you can't have everything." In years to come, he may look back on yesterday...
Ralph Fiennes Fails to Make His Mark in a Caesar Lacking Elemental Savagery; DEBORAH WARNER'S SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION IS MUTED BUT CROWD SCENES THRILL
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT Julius Caesar The Barbican NOT SINCE 1926, when Julius Caesar played in Hollywood with 3,000 soldiers, 300 gladiators and dancing girls as extras has there been an English language staging more spectacularly...
Real EastEnders to Star in London 'Truman' Show; Now Viewers Get the Chance to Vote off Whole Families
Byline: SAM LYON THE LIVES of 10 families will be televised for an entire year in the latest reality TV show. Bosses of the Big Brotherstyle programme have already selected a derelict site for the construction of a housing estate in the East...
Reviews
Byline: STEVE MORRISSEY;SALLY CHATTERTON;NIGEL PIZEY DVD OF THE WEEK Napoleon Dynamite (PG, Paramount) The central character of the latest in the recent spurt of geek movies is the best, most perfectly conceived no-hoper to date. A knock-kneed...
Rock&Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Kasabian Thur 28 Apr Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 (020-7009 3333) After Razorlight did it last month, here comes another huge London gig by a band who only released their debut album last year. Leicester...
Roddick Sees off Battler Ginepri; in Brief
ANDY RODDICK overcame a tough challenge from fellow American Robby Ginepri to reach the third round of the US Clay Court Championships with a 7-6, 6-4 win in Houston. The top seed now faces Peru's Luis Horna. Defending champion Tommy Haas, of Germany,...
Rugby Focus
Byline: SAM BORDISS ZURICH PREMIERSHIP London Irish v Bath Madejski Stadium, Sunday, 3pm Tel: 0118 968 1000. Tickets: [pounds sterling]18-[pounds sterling]25 ([pounds sterling]5-[pounds sterling]10 concs) This match was postponed due to Bath's Powergen...
Savage Bust-Up Will Not Derail Us, Says Dowie
Byline: LEO SPALL Blackburn 1 C Palace 0 ROBBIE SAVAGE sparked a tunnel bust-up with angry Crystal Palace players by clashing with Wayne Routledge. The Blackburn midfielder allegedly threw an elbow at the 20-year-old as he left the pitch at...
Savage Bust-Up Won't Unsettle Us, Says Dowie
Byline: LEO SPALL Blackburn 1 C Palace 0 ROBBIE SAVAGE sparked a tunnel bust-up with angry Crystal Palace players by clashing with Wayne Routledge last night. The Blackburn midfielder allegedly threw an elbow at the 20-year-old as he left...
Schools Chief: Give [Pounds Sterling]500 to Parents of Struggling Children; Education Adviser Proposes Voucher Scheme for Primaries
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES PARENTS whose children do badly at primary school should get [pounds sterling]500 vouchers to spend on private tuition so they can catch up, a senior government adviser said today. Professor Tim Brighouse, the London Schools...
Shelved: Plan for [Pounds Sterling]1bn London Superhospital; Paddington Basin Project to Merge Four Health Centres Collapses
Byline: REBECCA SMITH;MIRA BAR-HILLEL PLANS for one of the most expensive hospitals ever built have fallen through, the Evening Standard can reveal. The [pounds sterling]1billion hospital would have taken in services from three major London hospitals...
Sidelined Flintoff Is Ready to Make Lancashire Comeback; IN SHORT
ANDREW FLINTOFF is on course to make his comeback from injury against Middlesex at Lord's this weekend, writes David Lloyd. England's inspirational all-rounder had an operation in February to remove a bone spur from his left ankle after battling...
Sidelined Flintoff Is Ready to Make Lancashire Comeback; IN SHORT
ANDREW FLINTOFF is on course to make his comeback from injury against Middlesex at Lord's this weekend, writes David Lloyd. England's inspirational all-rounder had an operation in February to remove a bone spur from his left ankle after battling...