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Articles from May 21, 2004

[0] Appalling New Torture Claims at Jail from Hell; MUSLIM PRISONERS AT ABU GHRAIB 'FORCED TO EAT PORK, SEXUALLY ABUSED AND RAPED'
Byline: JAMES LANGTON Appalling new torture claims at jail from hell FRESH allegations of brutality by American soldiers have emerged from prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. The claims - made in sworn statements to US investigators...
[0] Appalling New Torture Claims at Jail from Hell; MUSLIM PRISONERS AT ABU GHRAIB 'FORCED TO EAT PORK, SEXUALLY ABUSED AND RAPED'
Byline: JAMES LANGTON FRESH allegations of brutality by American soldiers have emerged from prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. The claims - made in sworn statements to US investigators - include reports of inmates being ridden like...
[0] It's Worth Digging in at Rio Tinto Says Merrill; Market Report
Byline: SARAH MARKS RIO TINTO shone out today after Merrill Lynch tipped it as a value buying opportunity. The broker said the shares have massively underperformed the market this year. It sees no reason for the 19% decline in the mining group's...
After the Song and Suits, Bring on the Alka Seltzer
Byline: MATT LAWRENCE Millwall central defender Matt Lawrence has kept a diary as his team prepare for their first FA Cup Final appearance. Here, in the final instalment, he describes the tension as the big day approaches Tuesday 20 April...
AGONY OF A23 CRASH MOTHER; Woman Who Lost Her Son Aged Two and Best Friends Tells Heartbreaking Story
Byline: REBECCA SMITH A MOTHER today told of her anguish at losing her twoyearold son and two best friends in a horrific road accident. Marcus Mohabir died in the crash on the A23 near Brighton which has claimed eight lives. In an emotional...
A Londoner's Diary; Simon Sebag Montefiore on Imbecilic Americans and the Time He Was Held Hostage at the Opera
Byline: SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE Just back from my American book tour, a dizzy but thrilling transcontinental odyssey from Seattle to DC: during my two nights in LA, I was sent to sign books in a colossal suburban bookshop. The assistant, one of those...
Appalling New Torture Claims at Jail from Hell; MUSLIM PRISONERS AT ABU GHRAIB 'FORCED TO EAT PORK, SEXUALLY ABUSED AND RAPED'
Byline: JAMES LANGTON FRESH allegations of brutality by American soldiers have emerged from prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. The claims - made in sworn statements to US investigators - include reports of inmates being ridden like...
A Victory for GPs and Patients
THE GOVERNMENT'S U-turn on training places for new GPs in London following this paper's expose of proposed cuts is a victory for patients. But it reveals worrying contradictions in the Government's approach to the GP service. Almost everyone agrees...
Azamour's Big Play Day
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE Cat is away, so Azamour can come out to play at the Curragh this weekend by landing the Boylesports Irish 2,000 Guineas. Aidan O'Brien's One Cool Cat was expected to be one of the star attractions in tomorrow's main...
Beating the Post-Takeover Blues; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON MERGERS and acquisitions activity is still more muted than a few years ago, but the fact there are fewer deals does not mean those that do take place are any more likely to be successful. The depressingly consistent statistic...
Beckham: I'll Boycott Sky over Rebecca; STAR 'CANNOT STOMACH' TALKING TO CHANNEL AFTER KISS-AND-TELL INTERVIEW
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON DAVID BECKHAM is at the centre of a row with Sky Television in the wake of the Rebecca Loos affair. The England captain is refusing to speak to the channel in "revenge" for its decision to screen a kiss-andtell interview...
BEER PRICES TO TUMBLE; Victory for Drinkers as Publican Wins Landmark Court Case
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN BEER prices are set to fall after a landmark court case. A publican won the groundbreaking court battle against his former landlord, a major pub company. Appeal Court judges ruled that the publican was illegally forced...
Blair Has to Set the Pace for Coe Now
Byline: DAVID MELLOR IT'S good news Seb Coe has taken over the London Olympic bid. No one can argue with his sporting achievements, nor his abilities as a sports politician. Seb has always been a good bet to end up president of the International...
BMW's Sporty New Leader; Motoring
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS SORRY mate, I'm not following you - it's just ****ing amazing, abso****inglutely unbelievable, beeyooootiful!" Well, the admiring driver had followed me through Brixton for a quarter of a mile before screeching to a halt...
Bushy Tales
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Another wonderful princess of Oz Contrary to widespread reports, the 32-year-old Tasmanian estate agent Mary Donaldson, who has just married Danish Crown Prince Frederik in Copenhagen (below), is not the world's...
Businessmen Warned to Leave Iraq Immediately
Byline: STEVE HAWKES IRAQI government officials are privately briefing that the country is too dangerous and unstable for foreign businessmen, hampering reconstruction and efforts to harness the country's vast oil potential to help ease a growing...
Bye, Bye, Baby; Emma Bunton Has Always Been a Cross between Brigitte Bardot and a Teletubby - Adored by Boys, Girls and Toddlers Alike. but underneath the Nice Spice Exterior Lurks an Ambitious Performer Who Has Quietly Eclipsed Her Ex-Band Mates
Byline: LYDIA SLATER When the Spice Girls imploded, there was speculation about which one would end up with a successful solo career. Mel C was judged to have the talent; Mel B was the most extrovert; Posh was the most famous. Nobody gave a thought...
By Jove, This Could Be a Hit; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Out of This World, Chichester Festival Theatre WHAT a discovery or rather a thrilling recovery and reinvention! The United Kingdom professional premiere of this Indian-summer Cole Porter musical, first seen in New York...
Chilled in the Jungle; Travel: No Hot Water or Electricity, Let Alone Any Luxury: So Why Is a Sri Lankan Health Retreat Such a Hit?
Byline: SALLY SHALAM IT is dawn and light is dappling through my mosquito net. Gradually, the morning soundtrack strikes up - two staccato notes, then a more melodic birdcall, then something quite complex, at which point the insects join in. ...
CITY SPY; Email: Cityspy Standard.Co.UK
ONE of the attractions of the Erotic Gherkin, apart from its novel shape, was supposed to be its "green" credentials. Sir Norman Foster, the architect, and BDSP Partnership, the environmental engineers, had come up with a novel system to ensure the...
CJD Timebomb as Thousands May Be Unwitting Carriers; SCIENTISTS WARN OF URGENT NEED TO ESTABLISH FULL EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ CONCERN was growing today about a potential mad cow disease timebomb as experts warned thousands of Britons are unknowing carriers of the human form. Government-backed research has revealed about 4,000 people may unknowingly...
Cost of Living Beats Traffic as Capital's Worst Problem
Byline: PAUL WAUGH LONDONERS believe the sheer cost of living in the capital has overtaken traffic jams as the city's worst problem, a new opinion poll revealed today. The Mori poll for the Greater London Authority found that the public felt...
Cubism? This Tate; the Arts
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL WITH Tate Modern's brief announcement some months ago that the gallery was to mount an exhibition with the title Cubism and its Legacy, my eyes widened with excitement and anticipation. Picasso at his most exploratory and...
Don't Let a Stunt Scare Us to Death
Byline: AN WILSON SHOCK horror, Prime Minister assassinated, aged only 50! A fanatic has got into the lobby of the House of Commons where he shot the Prime Minister at point blank range. The fanatic's name was John Bellingham, and the murder occurred...
Drivers of 4x4s in London Are Idiots, Says Livingstone; MAYOR HERALDS HIS SUCCESSES AT EVENING STANDARD-BACKED HUSTINGS
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE has described drivers of four-wheel-drive vehicles as "complete idiots". He said: "These are not cars which people should be using in London. They're bad for London and they're totally unnecessary. They're...
Elvis with a New Twist; DANCE
Byline: SARAH FRATER Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs/Double Take Queen Elizabeth Hall "WE took all the best moves from the Elvis films," explains one of the dancers in Lea Anderson's Double Take, "and we put them together in our own show."...
Fates Point to Amelie as New Heroine
Byline: CHRIS JONES AMELIE MAURESMO carries the weight of a nation on her broad shoulders while Roger Federer will attempt to find his feet on clay at the French Open, which starts on Monday. Mary Pierce gave France a women's singles champion...
Favoured Few to Benefit from Glut of PFI Contracts; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE Government's commitment to the Private Finance Initiative remains unshakeable, which should be good news for Britain's biggest services and infrastructure companies. A Treasury report last year endorsed the mechanism...
Fergie: Millwall Can Stun Europe
Byline: IAN CHADBAND SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes that whatever happens tomorrow, Millwall have the chance to make a major impact on Europe next season. The Manchester United boss has been impressed by the determination of their Cup Final opponents...
Flintoff Loses out to Oram
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF had the last word, but Jacob Oram won the first battle in what could be the best contest of the whole summer. Flintoff clearly delivered a comment or two after firing a wicked bouncer past Oram's nose late...
Harmy Army! Steve Strikes Three Times but Cairns Smashes 82
Byline: DAVID LLOYD CHRIS CAIRNS smashed 82 runs off only 47 balls - and set a world record along the way - to take the glory away from the England pace bowlers at Lord's today. But Steve Harmison, star man of England's triumph in the West Indies,...
'High-Risk' Rapist with a Fake CV Won Teaching Job
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A CONVICTED rapist with no qualifications secured a job as an English teacher after supplying a false CV, a court heard today. Detectives charged with monitoring Mark Bradshaw - described in reports as "very high risk" -...
History Beckons but Tim Still Can't Believe It
Byline: IAN CHADBAND Manchester United v Millwall LITTLE Den from the Den out to slay Goliath . . . the emotional culmination of Neil Harris's fightback from cancer . . . the club no one's supposed to like becoming the nation's darlings for a...
Hollinger Crisis as Bids Only Target Telegraph
Byline: RICHARD THOMSON THE auction for Hollinger International has put the group's future in doubt as several bidders are understood to have pitched only for the Telegraph titles. Without that jewel in the crown, Hollinger could be left struggling...
Hopes for Peace Talks to Head off Rail Strike; THREE-LINE LETTER FROM RMT LEADER OPENS WAY FOR MEETING
Byline: DICK MURRAY PEACE talks are being planned to try to avert the threatened national rail strike action. A spokesman for Network Rail, whose signaller and maintenance employees yesterday backed an RMT strike call in a row over pensions and...
How Tony and Cherie Missed the [Pounds Sterling]1m Jackpot; PM'S FORMER HOME GOES ON SALE FOR THREE TIMES FIGURE BLAIRS SOLD IT FOR
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL;ED HARRIS THERE is nothing more irritating than seeing the house you sold a few years ago soar in value by thousands of pounds. But for Tony and Cherie Blair it must be even more galling. The home they sold in 1997 for...
I Can't Pity This Greedy Lord
Byline: A.N. WILSON ONE of the rudest men I ever met is Lord Hesketh, the owner of Easton Neston, a glorious house designed by Hawksmoor in Northamptonshire. It is perhaps unfair of me to say this, because he has since been kind enough to entertain...
In Short
Henry shock as Desailly is booed by home supporters THIERRY HENRY rushed to the defence of Marcel Desailly today after the France captain faced a hostile reception from fans on home soil in last night's friendly against Brazil, writes Adrian Warner....
I Spy a United Front; Motoring: At Last, Drivers and Safety Campaigners Agree That Speed Camera Detectors Are a Good Thing
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS SEVENTY-THREE per cent of UK households now have a car, the AA tells me. But I reckon most of the other 27 per cent need a car at some time or another, too. Even serial car-bashers are at it; sneaking the occasional lift down...
It's Friends Reunited; but Marshall Is Keen to Cause an Upset as He Faces Pals from England Youth Days
Byline: LEO SPALL IF PAUL SCHOLES is bearing down on Andy Marshall's goal tomorrow the Millwall goalkeeper does not expect to see a flicker of recognition. But he will be more than happy to remind his former England team-mate that he is not easy...
It's Worth Digging in at Rio Tinto Says Merrill; Market Report
Byline: SARAH MARKS RIO TINTO shone out today after Merrill Lynch tipped it as a value buying opportunity. The broker said the shares, up 12p at 1262p, have massively underperformed so far this year. It sees no reason for the 19% decline in the...
Labour Ignores Fathers
BLAIR has failed to respond to the needs of fathers denied access to their children because his Government is so committed to helping women's causes (Father feels let down by PM pledge, 19 May). When I have written to him to take into account peer-reviewed...
Leota Top of Hit Parade; Slimline Wasps Star Now Ready to Rumble
Byline: IAN CHADBAND TREVOR LEOTA was basking in the sunshine, musing over his greatest hits. "So many," he said with a sigh. "Daniel Herbert in the Australia game - that was a good one . . . big Willie O too . . . and Califano, the French...
Life for Man 'Hired to Kill' Bride Who Defied Family; PREGNANT MOTHER STRANGLED AFTER RUNNING AWAY TO MARRY MAN SHE LOVED
Byline: PAUL CHESTON AN elderly Sikh was jailed for life at the Old Bailey today for murdering a pregnant mother who had refused an arranged marriage. British-born Anita Gindha Ralh, 22, was strangled in front of her 19-month-old son after fleeing...
Listing May Be on Horizon as the Banks Warm to Travel Expert Iglu
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER IN SPRING, after a tough winter's skiing, a City banker's fancy turns to that idyllic two weeks in a Tuscan villa. And with a fair wind, our imaginary banker may soon be able to pay for the trip by floating the company that...
Living in Sin; If Only Walls Could Talk. These London Houses Have Seen a Thing or Two, from Margaret, Duchess of Argyll's Sexual Indiscretions to the Worst Excesses of Oasis. Hugo Rifkind Awards Some Red Plaques for Scandal
Byline: HUGO RIFKIND The neighbours must be relieved. Mick Jagger has finally moved out of the Richmond Hill home he shared with Jerry Hall - four years and several girlfriends after divorcing her. And thus, London's last house of society scandal...
Livingstone and Norris Clash over Prospects for C-Charge; MAYORAL CANDIDATES AT LOGGERHEADS AS CONTEST TURNS INTO TWO-HORSE RACE
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE has set himself on a collision course with his Tory mayoral rival Steve Norris in what is looking increasingly like a two-horse race. The Mayor used a hustings meeting to attack Mr Norris while emphasising...
London Leads Recovery as Hilton Hotels Sleep Easier
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER EARLY signs of a recovery in its hotels division coupled with a strong four months at its Ladbrokes betting chain has seen an "encouraging" start to the year at Hilton. In a trading update ahead of today's annual general...
Magic Missing but Flute May Take Off
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS FIRST NIGHT Die Zauberflete Glyndebourne GLYNDEBOURNE'S 70th anniversary season opened with music by the composer this prototype countryhouse opera has come to call its own: Mozart. The Magic Flute, beguilingly accessible...
Millwall Teenager V Man United Superstars; HE'S 19, LIVES AT HOME, DRIVES A SECOND HAND CAR- AND IS IN THE FA CUP FINAL
Byline: PAUL SIMS;VALENTINE LOW SIX months ago he was a total unknown. Even today, 19-year-old footballer Marvin Elliott lives at home with his parents, with posters of his Arsenal heroes on his bedroom wall. But tomorrow afternoon the teenager...
Minister Is Forced into U-Turn over Cutting GPs
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT PLANS to slash the budget for training new family doctors were dramatically abandoned today. In a major victory for patients, health chiefs promised they will find the cash to pay for more young medics to become GPs....
Monster Maka Spells Double Trouble but 'Home' Advantage Will Be Key
Byline: BRIAN MOORE LONDON WASPS stand on the brink of a remarkable double over the next two weekends when they can become champions of Europe and England. Their Heineken Cup Final has all the hallmarks of an epic in keeping with a competition...
My Successes Merit a Second Term as Mayor, Claims Ken; CONTEST SEES 'CLEAR AND STRIKING DIFFERENCES' BETWEEN ELECTION CANDIDATES
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE says his success in dramat ically increasing pol ice numbers and bus passengers merits a second term as Mayor. The Met's strength has risen by 5,000 to 30,400 officers since he took office four years ago, while...
New Name and Shift to NASDAQ on Cards as Telewest Sorts Debt
Byline: NICK GOODWAY A SHAREHOLDER meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster today is set to mark the end of an era for Telewest, Britain's second-largest cable operator. Investors in the company, whose [pounds sterling]3.5...
Now It's Viagra Wars!
Byline: RICHARD THOMSON THERE'S a sultry brunette curled on a sofa, apparently wearing nothing but a man's shirt, and she purrs into the camera that it's all about the quality: "Let's just say he notices a difference in the experience, like a 'we...
Now Stand Up for All Dads
Byline: JACK O'SULLIVAN LAST Sunday morning in Stoke Newington was typical. There was the usual mass of dads going off to the park with the kids on a fine day. Even Arsenal's victory parade a mile down the road couldn't keep us away from the...
Olympic Bid Hangs on [Pounds Sterling]1bn Tube LINK; New Push for East London Extension to Be Given Immediate Go-Ahead
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDON'S struggling Olympic bid would be revitalised if a delayed [pounds sterling]1 billion Tube line extension is quickly approved, transport experts and senior politicians said today. Pressure was growing on Transport Secretary...
'One Minute I'm Grieving for Marcus. Then I Remember My Best Friend and Her Husband Are Gone Too'; TRAGIC STORY OF THE COUPLE WHO LOST THEIR TWO-YEAR-OLD IN A23 CRASH HORROR
Byline: REBECCA SMITH IT WAS the perfect day at the beach for two-year-old Marcus Mohabir. On Saturday night he had been tucked in by his mother Tracey, barely able to contain his excitement at the prospect of a trip to the coast with his father...
[Pounds Sterling]8,000 a Man; That's Millwall's Cup Win Bonus . . . United Stars May Get [Pounds Sterling]24,000
Byline: LEO SPALL MILLWALL'S players will receive bonuses of up to [pounds sterling]8,000 each if they pull off the biggest shock in FA Cup Final history tomorrow. Dennis Wise's First Division team face Manchester United knowing that the gap...
Protest; Can You Believe It?
Have you a complaint about how you are treated while travelling in London? Email transportprotest@standard. co.uk or phone 020 7938 7563 and tell us your story WANT to congratulate LU for six consecutive working days of severe delays on the...
Rail Crisis Deepens as Aslef Backs Strike Call; INDUSTRIAL ACTION SET TO SPREAD IN PENSIONS DISPUTE
Byline: DICK MURRAY A RAIL strike call was today backed by the train drivers' union Aslef, which warned employers not to change pension schemes or industrial action could spread. Signallers and maintenance staff working for Network Rail, responsible...
Read All about It; If You Go Down to a Literary Festival You're in for a Big Surprise. You Could Find Yourself Rolling in Hay-on-Wye with Bill Clinton, or Bonding over the Hog Roast with the New Countess Spencer, Who Launches the Althorp Literary Festival Next Month. Allie Byrne Goes Round and Round in Literary Circles
Byline: ALLIE BYRNE The most successful literary festivals take place far away from London. The best writers in the world make their way to the small market town of Hay-on-Wye every summer. Last year, in the little fishing town of Paratc, 150 miles...
Reggae's Break from Its Roots; Some Exciting Collaborations Give a New Spin to the Jamaican Sound This Summer
Byline: DAVID SMYTH THE glorious weather has caused many to declare that summer is finally here and reggae is the sound of the season. For decades now, Jamaican music has served as our audible sunshine. Reggae's summer hits include Red Dragon's...
Shaw's World Cup Medal Is in the Back of a Mate's Car. Now He Wants a Medal to Treasure
Byline: CHRIS JONES IF SIMON SHAW powers London Wasps to Heineken Cup victory over Toulouse at Twickenham on Sunday, he will treasure the winners' medal more than the World Cup one he feels he doesn't deserve. Shaw is England's most reluctant...
Shaw's World Cup Medal Is in the Back of a Mate's Car. Now He Wants a Medal to Treasure; Heineken Cup Final, London Wasps V Toulouse
Byline: CHRIS JONES IF SIMON SHAW powers London Wasps to Heineken Cup victory over Toulouse at Twickenham on Sunday, he will treasure the winners' medal more than the World Cup one he feels he doesn't deserve. Shaw is England's most reluctant...
Sorry Tommy, but Decking Is So Last Year; NEW TRENDS AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW AND THIS YEAR'S COLOUR IS GREEN
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER IT IS the ultimate event in the horticultural calendar, attracting thousands of gardeners from around the world. The Chelsea Flower Show, which starts on Tuesday, is used to being ahead of the game, forecasting what is in...
Tales of the Infamous Five; TV Review
Byline: PETE CLARK MY feeling is that many of us are getting thoroughly fed up with celebrities metaphoric a l ly squatting in our faces the whole time. Things have come to a far from pretty pass when I know more about some other bloke's hair arrangements...
Taxi Driver Died after Fare Row with Lap Dancers; WOMAN MOCKED CABBIE AS HE LAY DYING ON THE PAVEMENT, COURT IS TOLD
Byline: ED HARRIS A TAXI driver collapsed and died after a row with two lap dancers who refused to pay their fare. One of the dancers threatened to shoot cabbie Brian Twohey after he challenged her for running off without paying the [pounds sterling]11.50...
Ten Types of Shopper: Which One Are You? TROLLEY CONTENTS REVEAL ALL
Byline: MARK PRIGG DO YOU load up your shopping trolley with fresh fruit and veg, fill the fridge and forget about it - only to throw it all out when it has gone rotten? Or do you carefully scan the ingredients of everything you buy as you search...
'The Baby Never Saw Tracey, and She, of Course, Never Saw Him'; Tracey Sampson Went into the Portland Hospital to Have Her Third Baby. within 24 Hours She Was Dead. Could Her Death Have Been Prevented? Here, Her Father Cyril Gay Talks for the First Time about Her Legacy, the Litigation That Followed Her Tragic Death, and the Three Little Boys She Left Behind
Byline: MARIANNE MACDONALD Sitting in the opulent, open-plan sitting room of his daughter Carol's Highgate home, you would assume that businessman Cyril Gay's family want for little in life. A large swimming pool can be seen through the huge French...
The Clipboard Mafia; Your Street Cred Is in Their hands.The Door Police of London's Hippest Clubs Decide Who's in and Who's out - and No Matter How Famous You Are, If They Don't like the Cut of Your Jib, It's Going-Home Time. Alistair Duncan Joins the Queue
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN Mark Antopolski 29 Head of security at The Eve Club Lives In South East London with his partner. Starry night Mark has chaperoned Jordan at a party (she was 'surprisingly quiet') and once turned away a dishevelled...
The Key to Beating Manchester United
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS Stick to your game plan Enjoy being the underdogs Don't be fazed by their stars TEDDY SHERRINGHAM Former Manchester United and Millwall striker talks to Steve Stammers TEDDY SHERINGHAM today pinpointed the formula...
The Top Ten. Saffys; Sometimes Going Straight Is the Only Way to Rebel. like Edina"s Daughter in Ab Fab, These Girls Know There"s Only Room for One Wild Child in the Family
The Queen allegedly once said of Princess Michael, 'She's far too grand for us,' but Lady Gabriella Windsor, 23, is winning hearts at Brown University in America, where her Sikh boyfriend, Aatish Taseer, likes to dress up as safe sex campaigner 'Captain...
The Tory MP, His Disabled Son and the Battle to Save a Very Special School That Cares for the Most Needy Children; AS ANGER MOUNTS OVER THE THREATENED CLOSURE OF A CENTRE THAT HAS LED THE WAY FOR 50 YEARS, WE TALK TO THE PARENTS WHO ARE UP IN ARMS
Byline: PAUL PALMER DAVID Cameron is a young Tory MP - one of Michael Howard's highfliers - who was appointed deputy chairman of the Conservative Party last year and is now a shadow minister for local government. But it is when Cameron, as he frequently...
United Close in on [Pounds Sterling]8m Smith
ALAN SMITH looks to be heading to Old Trafford, with Manchester United reported to have increased their offer for the England striker to [pounds sterling]8 million. In an interview with BBC Radio Five Live today, Leeds director Peter Lorimer said:...
Unknown Lands Top Show on Radio 1; BROADCAST ASSISTANT GIVEN CHANCE TO CHAMPION NEW DANCE MUSIC
Byline: ANDR PAINE RADIO 1 today gave a virtual unknown her own show in an attempt to revitalise its evening schedule. Annie MacManus, 25, has been at the station for two years, as a broadcast assistant on Zane Lowe's evening show. Bosses...
Wild at Heart; Loisaba Lodge Is a Tiny Safari Camp with Its Own Spa and a View of the Forested Foothills of Mount Kenya. Alison Aylen Falls for the Warriors and the Wildlife
Byline: ALISON AYLEN There can be something brutal about emerging pale and tired from an overnight flight into the bright African sun. However, when you are met by a smiling, tanned pilot who whisks you through Customs and on to the runway to a...
Wise's Underdogs Have to Muzzle Millionaires
Byline: MICHAEL HART HEROIC underdogs invariably sneak in at the back post, arriving unannounced to claim revered status in the long and illustrious history of the FA Cup. Who, for instance, could have predicted that Ian Porterfield, Bobby Stokes...
Woman Jailed for Bid to Sell Baby on Internet; MOTHER OFFERED UNBORN CHILD TO THREE COUPLES
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A WOMAN was jailed for two years today for trying to sell her unborn baby to couples via the internet. Moira Greenslade, 33, was condemned as a " dishonest predator" after making [pounds sterling]2,500 from couples she had...