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Articles from July 29, 2002

200,000 Illegal Asylum Seekers Have Vanished
Byline: LAURA SMITH AT LEAST 200,000 failed asylum seekers are staying illegally in Britain because it is so difficult to keep track of them, the Home Office has admitted. More than 20,000 refugees whose applications for asylum have been rejected...
A Day in the Life of a ... ... Forensic Professor; JUST THE JOB
Byline: ADAM EDWARDS MURDER is the staple fare of television. TV Cluedo is reproduced weekly in Midsomer Murders, grim reality is recreated in Crimewatch, while death is frequently regurgitated in The Bill. There are the one-off made-for-TV...
All in a Day's Work; JUST THE JOB
Nicky Honey Mobile cat-neuterer WHEN three tomcats were taken to the "snip centre" to be neutered, their owner was amazed to discover that one was female and pregnant. "How on earth did that happen?" she asked. Nicky Honey who runs Britain's...
A New, Improved Taste of Porridge; JUST THE JOB
Byline: TINA BEXSON Tina Bexson discovers Prisoner Cell-Block H is a far cry from the real female prison officers who have an important role to play WHAT images spring to mind when you think of women working in prison? Stony-faced butch female...
A Song in the Dining Room, Short Straw in the Bedroom; TRAVEL
Byline: PETRONELLA WYATT WHEN I read that The Spread Eagle was a 15th century hostelry with antique furniture I was rather alarmed. Apparently, Elizabeth I stayed there, as did Guy Fawkes and Goering. What the last was doing there heaven knows,...
A US Prom Night, Monsters and a 50th Birthday
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON PROMS 2002 London Sinfonietta/Knussen BBC NCW/Hickox LCJO/Marsalis BBC SO/Runnicles` Albert Hall Barry Millington SCHOENBERG'S gargantuan Gurrelieder is one of the works for which the Proms and the Albert Hall might have...
Bank 'Has Paid out on Splits to Burnt Investor'
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING A PRIVATE bank which recommended a client buy into split capital investment trusts has paid the client pound sterling10,000 in compensation, according to a lawyer handling claims by burnt investors in the worsening scandal....
Behind the Scenes in World of Virtual Reality; JUST THE JOB
Byline: MARK HUGHES-MORGAN With movie blockbusters being transferred to video games, and standalone stars such as Lara Croft, the computer console business is booming. Mark Hughes-Morgan reports VIDEO games are a serious business. In the UK,...
Big Brother Meets Pop Stars in New Reality Show
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON LESS than three days after Big Brother ended, Granada has announced its replacement. The new show, entitled Pop Stars: The Rivals will be a Big Brother-Pop Stars crossover, where two sets of candidates for pop bands are put...
Break Free from the Chains of the Office
Byline: GUY CLAPPERTON Break free from the Your company could become more successful simply by taking advantage of the technology available in the High Street. Guy Clapperton reports Basic services THE idea of taking your office with you on your...
Calorie Controller - Only [Pounds Sterling]19.99 Inc P&p
THIS ultra compact calorie controller allows you to monitor your daily calorie usage by counting the number of steps taken on the basis of the upward and downward movements of the hip. The Calorie Controller enables personal goals to be set and...
CITY IN BRIEF; Bank 'Paid out on Splits'
A PRIVATE bank which recommended that a client buy into split capital investment trusts has paid out pound sterling10,000 in compensation, according to a lawyer handling claims by investors burnt in the worsening scandal. The client lost about pound...
Clubbers Flee as Man Is Shot Dead in West End
Byline: PHILIP NETTLETON;GEORGE WRIGHT CLUBBERS fled after a suspected gangland killing today in which a 21-year-old man was shot at point-blank range outside a West End venue. The attack was near Browns nightclub - frequented by celebrities...
DANDO: BARRY GEORGE DID IT; Compelling Evidence against Killer Say Judges
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE man found guilty o f murdering Jill Dando today lost his appeal against the conviction. The Appeal Court ruled that there is a "compelling case" against loner Barry George. His lawyers had claimed that he had been...
Duncan Smith Says the Future Is Bright for First Tory MP to Come out as Gay
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN TORY frontbencher Alan Duncan today became the first MP in his party to come out as gay. His declaration won immediate backing from Iain Duncan Smith - and the prospect of a top-rank job. In a letter to Mr Duncan, seen by...
Edwards Rages over Track Plan; Triple Jump Gold Medallist Hits out at Stadium Decision
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JONATHAN EDWARDS has described the decision to kick athletics out of the Commonwealth Games stadium as a "disgrace". Manchester City will move into the City of Manchester stadium next season when the track will be ripped...
England Give an Ashes Hint
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND returned to Lord's today aiming to put the finishing touches to a performance which has triggered dreams of Ashes-winning glory, writes David Lloyd. Beating Australia on their own territory this winter is still Boy's...
England Held Up by Laxman
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND were today having to work hard to put the finishing touches to a sterling Lord's performance which has triggered dreams of Ashes-winning glory. Beating world champions Australia in Australia this winter is still Boy's...
England's Glory; Nasser and Co Wrap Up 170-Run Victory
Byline: DAVID LLOYD NASSER HUSSAIN today celebrated England's third consecutive Test victory of the summer and said: "Life looks good at the moment." Hussain's men had to work hard for nearly three hours in the stifling heat of Lord's before...
Excellent Opportunity; JUST THE JOB
Taking on a giant is no mean feat, and Deborah King meets a PA who did it without making an exhibition of herself WHEN Anna Johnson joined ExCeL two years ago, the giant exhibition complex in London's Docklands was still under construction. The...
Give It the Bird
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THEATRE The Birds National's Lyttelton CLASSIC Greek tragedy still speaks loud, clear and significant to us today. But I doubt whether ancient Greek comedy has this timeless capacity. Certainly Kathryn Hunter's almost...
Glimpses of a True Poet at Work
Byline: CLAIRE HARMAN AFTER Nature is a series of three connected prose poems by the late WG Sebald, written and published - in German as always - almost 15 years ago, before he began writing his acclaimed novels. Their publication now, half...
Goodwood Still in Fashion with Its Unique Style
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM ASCOT is ace and Wimbledon is wonderful, but for thousands of racegoers the great English sporting summer reaches a more subtle climax this week on a hill overlooking the timeless Downs of West Sussex. Glorious Goodwood....
Hannon to Work His Magic; Baron's Pit Can Add to Ascot Win
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM GLORIOUS Goodwood bursts into life with some of the fastest juveniles in Britain tomorrow, writes Graham Cunningham. East Everleigh trainer Richard Hannon, a maestro with two-year-olds, can strike the first major blow...
Have Postal CVs Been Written Off?
Byline: WENDY LEDGER Candidates who apply for jobs electronically increase their chances of employment. But the traditional guidelines are still applicable, reports Wendy Ledger EMPLOYERS are rejecting job applications received through the post...
Helping the Third World
BRITAIN'S BIGGEST AID agencies have launched an emergency appeal for donations to save the lives of millions of people dying from starvation in sub-Saharan Africa. The public, surely, will give generously to avert a desperate humanitarian disaster....
Here Comes the Sun! TRICKS OF THE TRADE; ...So We're Celebrating with Three Offers
Byline: DERYA FILIZ FINALLY the sun is shining but be warned, your skin is not the only feature that needs shielding from its golden rays. Sunlight can cause irreparable damage to your eyes, but with proper care you won't be left dazzled by daylight....
Heretic and Hero; William Tyndale's Efforts to Translate the Bible into English Resulted in His Being Martyred, Garrotted and Burned as a Heretic
Byline: ADAM NICHOLSON WILLIAM Tyndale, in a smaller and subsidiary way, is as extraordinary a figure as his hero and mentor Martin Luther. Both men reshaped the languages they spoke, both introduced the scriptures to their peoples against the...
'He's a Nightmare and I Just Can't Handle It'; JUST THE JOB
Byline: TINA BEXSON Every so often you come across a colleague or boss who causes you problems and leaves you seething with every encounter. Tina Bexson reports on how to cope PROBLEM people at work are one of the most popular "talking shop"...
How Scardino Pledge on Growth Went Sour
Byline: HUGO DIXON IT is time for Marjorie Scardino to eat her own words. In the summer of 1997, Pearson's chief executive pledged to double the media group's share price over five years. Now the five years are up. But instead of doubling, the shares...
Human Side of Science; Medical & Health
Byline: TINA BEXSON Human side of science With a cure for cancer still elusive, we rely heavily on people who blend technology with patient care. Tina Bexson reports ARE you fascinated by medicine and scientifically minded but still very much a...
Humiliated Davis Is Left in Charge
Byline: CHARLES REISS IAIN DUNCAN SMITH today headed away on holiday leaving the Tory Party in the hands of the man he humiliated, David Davis. Although removed from the post of party chairman while he was away in Florida last week, Mr Davis...
I AM GAY SAYS TOP TORY MP; Coming out Earns Alan Duncan Support of Leader and Job Hint
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN TORY frontbencher Alan Duncan today became the first senior MP in his party to come out as gay. Immediately Iain Duncan Smith offered him his personal backing - and the prospect of a top-rank job. In a letter to Alan Duncan,...
IDS Must Stop Bending with the Wind
Byline: PETER KELLNER ACCORDING to 1066 And All That, England's Civil War amounted to a struggle between the "wrong but wromantic" Cavaliers and the "right but repulsive" Roundheads. Today's civil war inside the Conservative Party threatens to...
Inamoto Is Poised to Make Fulham Debut
Byline: PAUL THOMSON JUNICHI INAMOTO is expected to make his Fulham debut at Loftus Road on Wednesday as they close in on a place in the Inter-Toto Cup Final. Fulham will know what to expect when they take on Sochaux in the semi-final after playing...
Indians Make England Sweat
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND moved ever closer to completing an outstanding victory at Lord's today despite some stiff Indian resistance. Nasser Hussain's team had done almost all the hard work by the time they clocked in this morning with the...
Is This the Real Kate Reddy?; the High-Flyer Who Inspired Allison Pearson to Write I Don't Know How She Does It Says Sexism Is Rife in the City - and She Should Know
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX Miranda Richards gave up her City job to be a fulltime mum to Polly, seven, Amelia, five, and Theodora, three MIRANDA Richards is a slim, goodlooking blonde with an assured manner and a dangerous pair of legs - what American...
I Still Grieve for Dead Baby, Says Killer Nanny
Byline: FRANK THORNE THE AUSTRALIAN nanny convicted of killing a six-month-old baby in her care in London has admitted that she "panicked" when she shook the sick child and has told of her constant nightmares since. Louise Sullivan, 31, has spoken...
Jackson Steps Up His Chase for Gold
Byline: DAVID BOND KANUKAI JACKSON can make history today by becoming the first English gymnast to beat the medal haul of triple Commonwealth champion Neil Thomas, writes David Bond. After years of injury which almost forced him to quit the sport...
Job News; JUST THE JOB
Byline: DERYA FILIZ So, what's your excuse? Have you heard about the employee who couldn't get into work because he got his fingers stuck inside the video recorder while trying to set it to record the big match? That was the winning excuse given...
Key Strokes; JUST THE JOB
Byline: RAWDON MESSENGER For internet searching, think needle, think haystack Rawdon Messenger offers some tips to narrow the odds FROM Britney Spears to ballistic arms treaties, you can find anything on the internet among more than three billion...
KJ, the Golden Wonder Boy Aiming for 5 Medals
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY HE loves Chinese food, his favourite pastime is watching The Simpsons, his first name means Wonderful and now Kanukai Jackson, the 24-year-old from Harrow, could be the first English gymnast to win five gold medals at the...
Laugh Your Way to a Productive Workplace; JUST THE JOB
Byline: TINA BEXSON Tina Bexson discovers why we all need to lighten up and have a giggle, or let British reserve and cynicism cost our business cash WHEN did you last have a really good laugh at work? Not for a while I bet. Yes I know there...
Leisure Is Our Business; People Are Becoming More Health Conscious and the Get-Fit Business Is Booming. Ben West Meets a Team at Work When You're at Play
Byline: BEN WEST GONE are the days when the local leisure centre consisted of a dingy six-lane swimming pool, a grimy squash court and a drinks machine. Today, any self-respecting local authority has installed a state-of-the-art recreation oasis,...
Lord's Apologise for Sachin Scare
Byline: DAVID LLOYD SACHIN TENDULKAR received a full apology today for the incident that has again made player safety an urgent issue for English cricket. Bosses hoped that last summer's numerous problems with pitch invasions were behind them....
Man Shot outside West End Club
Byline: PHILIP NETTLETON;GEORGE WRIGHT NIGHTCLUBBERS fled today after a suspected gangland shooting in which a 21-year-old man was shot at pointblank range outside a West End venue. The shooting took place near Browns nightclub - regularly frequented...
Mark Faces Race to Be Fit in Time for Munich
Byline: DAVID BOND MARK LEWIS-FRANCIS was today anxiously awaiting the results of a scan which will confirm whether he has a chance of competing at next week's European Championships in Munich, writes David Bond. Lewis-Francis, 19, was left distraught...
Media Giants Suffer on Cross-Holdings Fears
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES in big media companies came under the hammer today amid mounting fears that the Government may be forced to backtrack over plans to relax rules relating to cross-holdings. There is a growing perception in Whitehall...
Miners Trapped in Flooded Shaft Pledged to Live or Die Together
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON HUDDLED together for three days in the damp, cold darkness 240 feet below ground, the nine US miners pulled to safety from a flooded mineshaft revealed today how they had tied themselves together so they would "live or die"...
Morgan Can Revive Javelin Glory Days
Byline: DAVID BOND BRITAIN'S new javelin hope Kelly Morgan goes for Commonwealth gold tonight with former Olympic champion Tessa Sanderson predicting she can bring back the sport's glory days in this country. Not since Sanderson vied for world...
Newham Mayor Takes Free 'Tip Trip' to the US
Byline: ROSS LYDALL TONY BLAIR'S favourite London council leader and his colleagues are to jet off to America to pick up tips on how to run their patch. Sir Robin Wales, directly elected mayor of Newham - the third most deprived borough in England...
New Wave of Roadworks Threatens to Reduce Capital to a 'No-Go Area'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS LONDON is about to be hit by a wave of roadworks that could cause the worst gridlock it has ever seen. Leaked documents reveal that Mayor Ken Livingstone's Transport for London (TfL) is rushing through two years' worth...
No Charge for Tendulkar Invader
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THE spectator who ran on to the Lord's pitch and accompanied Sachin Tendulkar towards the pavillion after the Indian batsman was out was today released by the police without charge, writes David Lloyd. Tendulkar received a...
No Coronation Treat; 'Coverage Required an Infinite Tolerance for Meaningless Pomp and Banality'
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH BLAME centuries of relentless inbreeding if you will, but it is surely beyond dispute that our royal family are as dense as they are homely. Prince Charles's university degree was of a type described by a Cambridge...
Not So Vacant Any More ... Just Pretty Old and Tired
Byline: NICK CURTIS IN they hobbled to the Sex Pistols' Golden Jubilee concert at Crystal Palace, the original fans, old now but basking in memories of 1977, punk rock's long, hot summer of hate. Some - pierced, peroxided and strapped into bulging...
On Course; JUST THE JOB
Byline: SUSAN GRAY Susan Gray joins the dots to discover through comedy that it's far better to think on your feet than to fly by the seat of your pants DOTS, especially of the navy and white polka variety, are a fashion classic, helping you...
Our Winning Schools Look to a Greener Future
Byline: MARK WILKINSON SCHOOLS across the capital are celebrating after winning a tree as part of the Evening Standard's campaign to breathe new life into London. The Standard, in association with environmental charity Trees for London, aims...
Paperbacks
Byline: CATHERINE SHOARD FICTION How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, by Toby Young (Abacus, pound sterling6.99) AFTER folding The Modern Review in 1995, Toby Young decamped to New York to make it big as a commissioning editor for Vanity Fair....
Pay Still Fizzes along Nicely for Queen of Non-Execs
Byline: FIONA WALSH IT'S a busy week for Penny Hughes, highflying former Coca-Cola boss turned serial non-executive director. On Wednesday, the board of Trinity Mirror, where Hughes is a non-exec and heads the remuneration committee, will report...
Pearson Bats Targets but Costs
Byline: NICK GOODWAY FINANCIAL Times and Penguin publisher Pearson today reported a better-than-expected first-half profit but a large rise in bottom-line losses as it moved into its key second half. Pearson made a pre-tax profit of pound sterling26...
Pistols Pack No Punch
Byline: PAUL CLARK POP Sex Pistols Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Paul Clark IT'S 25 years since The Pistols took a sonic sledgehammer to the pillars of the Establishment, and while the Queen was distinctly unamused by their anti-regal rampage...
Pitching for the Sack
Byline: DAVID SEXTON DAVID SEXTON OCTAVE is an advertising executive, 33, overpaid, coked up, nihilistic and contemptuous of his job. He wants to be sacked so he can collect his unemployment insurance, but the worse he behaves, the more successful...
Poshest Corner Shop in Town
Byline: SARAH STACEY Poshest corner shop in town (it's the A-list's local) THERE'S a new must-hangout place. Not a club, not a spa, not an overpriced eatery (though it's stuffed with scrumptious food), nor an alcohol-fuelled ravery. No, it's...
Prescott 'Ending Right to Buy' to Tackle Key Worker Housing Crisis
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN COUNCIL tenants could lose the right to buy their homes under emergency Government plans to tackle the housing shortage in London and the South-East. John Prescott is reported to be backing a proposal to suspend the sell-offs...
Prescott Halts Planning Shake-Up
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL ONE of the great weaknesses of our system of government is that policy is initiated by ministers on an almost personal basis - so much so that the departure of a minister, for whatever reason, can have serious and unexpected...
Profile
Byline: JOE MURPHY WHEN Eric Forth lashed out at "dark forces" behind a whispering campaign against David Davis, everyone at Westminster knew who he meant. Outside the political village in SW1, however, not even many Tories could name the unconventional,...
Save Money and Earn Yourself a Promotion; JUST THE JOB
Byline: SUSAN GRAY Every boss wants to cut costs and you can use this to your advantage. Susan Gray offers some tips that can boost your CV IN these cash-strapped times, a PA or secretary who can cut office costs adds a lot of value to her job....
Sherwood Is Facing Hoddle Showdown
TIM SHERWOOD faces a showdown meeting with Glenn Hoddle today following the Spurs midfielder's scathing attack on his manager and the club's lack of ambition. A fuming Hoddle looks certain to fine the former Spurs captain and may even put him on...
Shoppers Help BAA Withstand the Slump
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN PASSENGERS spent more in airports as they waited for flights this spring, helping Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted operator BAA to withstand the continuing post-11 September slump in aviation. Despite a 2% drop in passenger...
Silva Ready to Prove His Worth to Wenger
Byline: MICHAEL HART GILBERTO SILVA, Arsenal's latest signing, could be challenging for a place in the starting lineup-against Liverpool in the FA Community Shield in Cardiff on Saturday week. World Cup winner Silva is expected to make his first-team...
Specialising in the Meetings Market; JUST THE JOB
Byline: CLANCY GEBLER-DAVIES While hotels have traditionally been the most popular choice for outsourced meetings, a new breed of dedicated, serviced office facilities are now offering competition. Clancy Gebler Davies reviews the three biggest...
Sport in Brief
Schumacher is on track to speed to another milestone MOTOR RACING: Michael Schumacher is planning to recharge his batteries over the next few weeks before launching his latest assault on the Formula One history books. Having already equalled the...
Sport in Brief
Victory again for Baltacha TENNIS: Britain's Elena Baltacha won her second challenger tour event since reaching the third round at this year's Wimbledon when she beat Virginia Pichet, of France, 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the $25,000 tournament in Pamplona,...
Stars on Sunday Is Great Night
Byline: IAN CHADBAND AS the cheers kept reverberating around him, Jonathan Edwards remembered Sydney's 'Miraculous Monday', that incredible night when he'd played a wonderful Olympic support role to Cathy Freeman and Michael Johnson in front of...
Storms on Way as Blairs Take a UK Break
Byline: CHARLES REISS;PATRICK SAWER TONY BLAIR and his family will head for the Lake District on Thursday, with the forecast predicting rain and possible thunder storms. The Blairs' UK break will form the first part of their summer holiday, which...
Sydney Stars Ready to Shine Again; Cathy's on Track as Thorpedo Launches in the Pool
Byline: IAN CHADBAND TO Australia, they remain the two defining images of their greatest Olympic Games. The man in black offering a shy smile after devouring his competitors like a shark in the pool and the woman in green on her haunches, looking...
The Firm; JUST THE JOB
Byline: DAMON SYSON Selling anything from yacht varnish to organic apple juice, Treohans in Abbeville Road, Clapham, is more than just an everyday grocer-cum-hardware store: it has become a local institution. Damon Syson meets the family behind...
The Good and badBelloc
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH A considerable public figure in an age of remarkable men MELANIE McDONAGH OLD THUNDER: A Life of Hilaire Belloc by Joseph Pearce (HarperCollins, pound sterling20) IT'S difficult for us to get the measure of Hilaire Belloc;...
THE LIFE BEYOND; Alice Sebold's New Novel Is Told from the Afterlife. Yet It Draws on Her Own Experience after Her Rape, the Police Told Sebold That in the Tunnel Where It Had Happened Another Girl Had Been Murdered and Dismembered. 'In Comparison, They Said, I Was Lucky'
Byline: DAVID SEXTON DEAD men tell no tales? They do, you know. Currently heading the American best-seller lists is a remarkable debut novel, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (published in the US by Little, Brown, $21.95). Its subject is...
The Madness of Going to War with Iraq; Tony Blair Should Refuse to Allow British Troops to Have Any Part in an Attack on Saddam Hussein without UN Backing
Byline: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ROSE MERELY crying "Havoc!" and letting slip the dogs of war is no substitute for clear thinking or the development of a well-defined military strategy. Yet the evidence of the last few days seems to be that we are...
The Next Big Thing; JUST THE JOB
Byline: MILLY JENKINS Workplace libraries are starting to stock fiction on their shelves. Could this be the start of a new literary trend: the well-read office? Milly Jenkins reports MOBILE libraries aren't exactly hip. Browsing at Borders...
They Can't Keep Away from War
Byline: SAM KILEY WAR JUNKIE: One Man's Addiction to the Worst Places On Earth by Jon Steele (Bantam Press, pound sterling10.99) AS Max Hastings has often maintained, all good foreign correspondents are a little bit "touched". If you don't get what...
Third Generation Pill Is Safe to Use, Rules Judge
Byline: ADAM BLENFORD;MAXINE FRITH A HUGE legal action by more than 100 women against makers of new contraceptive pills, blamed for seven deaths and for paralysing many others, ended in defeat today when a judge ruled the product safe. In the...
Tim Showdown; Hoddle Fury over Sherwood Attack on Club Ambition
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS TIM SHERWOOD faces a showdown meeting with Glenn Hoddle today following the Spurs midfielder's scathing attack on his manager and the club's lack of ambition. A fuming Hoddle looks certain to fine the former Spurs captain...
Too Darn Hot to Last; Thunderstorms on the Way after Temperatures Hit 30C
Byline: ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM THE long-awaited British summer has finally arrived. Temperatures are expected to remain at 30C today after the hottest day of the year yesterday, when they climbed to 32C. But forecasters are warning the hot and...
Top Judge Calls for Protection of Bulger Killers
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN THE killers of two-year-old James Bulger are now reformed characters who deserve to be protected with anonymity and new identities, England's most senior judge has claimed. Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, spoke out in...
Tweddle Enjoys Golden Moment
BETH TWEDDLE won England's third gymnastics gold of the Commonwealth Games today with victory on the uneven bars. The 17-year-old Liverpool gymnast, who already has two silvers from the Games, triumphed with a score of 9.550. Australia's double...
Twin Towers City Broking Firm Loses Poaching Case
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN CITY broking firm Cantor Fitzgerald today lost its bitter court battle with rival Icap in a case which exposed the "disgusting and macho" atmosphere of the Square Mile. Cantor, which lost more employees in the 11 September...
US Qwest Fears Slow the Asian Recovery; MARKET REPORT
Byline: RAY HEATH ASIAN share prices today began the hard slog back up the cliff they fell off last week, but investors were wary ahead of Wall Street's reaction to Qwest Communications' weekend admission of improper accounting. Japanese and...
Verona Night Ends in Tears; High Drama and Picnics - It's Opera with Italians
Byline: JOHN GIBB A STEAMY night in Verona and the British are wandering around the opera arena in dinner jackets and sitting at tables outside the CafE Emanuel reading the score of La Traviata. Many Italian opera fans, on the other hand, know...
Victory for Passengers in easyJet Runway Revolt
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON MORE than 130 easyJet passengers staged a sit-in protest when they were asked to get off their plane just before takeoff. And so determined were the mainly British passengers that the budget airline had to concede defeat....
Vodafone Chief in Row over Pay Deal
Byline: NICK GOODWAY;JONATHAN PRYNN VODAFONE chief executive Sir Christopher Gent faces a rowdy annual meeting of shareholders this week after the world's largest mobile phone company reported its first fall in UK subscribers. Investors are expected...
Vodafone Gets Its UK Callers to Spend More
Byline: NICK GOODWAY VODAFONE today reported a slightly better-than-expected first quarter and said it added a net 2.7 million new customers worldwide, taking its total to 103.9 million. As the stratospheric growth in subscriber numbers continued...
What London Legs Will Be Wearing This Autumn; Life&style
Byline: LAURA CRAIK AH, the joys of fashion oneupmanship. While most mortals are doing nothing more taxing than preparing for their annual holiday (wax, new bikini, a couple of sessions at the Electric Beach), your fashion obsessive has far more...
What the XXXX Job Is That; JUST THE JOB
Byline: KATE CROCKETT Haemotologist/ biochemist Don't tell me. This is something to do with scientists in white coats Indeed. A haematologist/biochemist is required to join a busy pathology lab in Victoria. Looking at blood? Yes. But not...
Why Blair Should Drop His Hideaway Holidays
Byline: A.N. WILSON IT IS the time of year in which we concentrate on the fascinating subject of where the Blairs spend their summer holidays. Having failed to get the 12th century house in the foothills of the Pyrenees where they went last year,...
Why I Will Never Date in This Town Again; Meet Leah McLaren, the Canadian Who Is Giving British Men a Bad Name
Byline: LINA DAS ENGLISH men are repressed homosexuals, tight-fisted, emotionally lost and terrified of women. Hey, but you do have a grrreat sense of humour and can wear nightshirts with some panache. So says Leah McLaren, a 26-year-old from Canada...
Women Face Defeat in [Pounds Sterling]10m Court Fight over 'Pill Deaths'
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR;MAXINE FRITH A COMPENSATION claim by more than 100 women against the makers of contraceptive pills, blamed for seven deaths and for paralysing many others, is set to end in defeat today, leaving taxpayers to foot most of the...