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Articles from August 13, 2001

[0] Rail Union Boss Jimmy Knapp Dies Aged 60
Byline: DICK MURRAY JIMMY KNAPP, one of the last of the old-school union leaders, died at noon today. Mr Knapp, leader of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, lost a yearlong fight against cancer. He would have been 61 next month. Many...
A Day in the Life of a ... ...Bespoke School out Fitter; JUST THE JOB
Byline: NDIDI NKAGBU ALONG with baby's first word, first tooth and first step, another major milestone for most proud parents is seeing their precious bundle kitted out in his or her first school uniform. As manageress of the Chiswick branch of...
Adrift in a Sea of Love; Reviews
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON ANNA CHRISTIE, Riverside Studios AS A sense of despair and looming fate drifts from the stage, it is not easy to believe that anyone could have watched this play and decided to turn it into a musical. The script...
Afzaal Can Make His Case for Tour Place
Byline: DAVID LLOYD USMAN AFZAAL will happily swop membership of the one-cap club for a place in Headingley's famous firing line later this week. Afzaal must have feared that his wait for a second Test cap would be extended when injured batsmen...
Air Museum to Hit Heights after [Pound]19m Makeover
Byline: PETER ALMOND IT USED to be where exhibits that did not fit into the Imperial War Museum were housed but now the old RAF base at Duxford, near Cambridge, is to be turned into one of the biggest aviation attractions in the world. Duxford...
All in a Day's Work; JUST THE JOB
Byline: PAMELA TOWNSEND As the Pill turns 40, Pamela Townsend talks to a woman who knows it better than most THIS year marks the 40th birthday of the contraceptive pill. For many women it brought blessings of choice and freedom. For Ann Eady...
All You Need Is Cash; Books
Byline: MARK SEDDON ROCK 'TIL YOU DROP: The Decline from Rebellion to Nostalgia by John Strausbaugh (Verso, [pound]16) DEATH to geezer rock! is the clarion call of Rock 'Til You Drop - an incendiary tome primed to go off in the faces of the wheezing...
And They All Lived Weirdly Ever after; Books
Byline: TJ BINYON ADAM AND EVE AND PINCH ME by Ruth Rendell (Hutchinson, [pound]16.99) MINTY Knox has a personality disorder: she's obsessive about cleanliness, incessantly bathing and washing her clothes. When she receives a letter telling...
A Place Where You May Really See Pigs Fly; JUST THE JOB
Byline: JOHN GIBB Heathrow handles some unusual passengers at the best of times, but John Gibb discovers some which are more unusual than most OCCASIONALLY, on leaving my car in the Terminal 4 car park at Heathrow , I have heard the voice of...
Athletes' Excuses Just Add Insult to Injury
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN CONSIDERING the number of British medal hopefuls who didn't compete at full power or at all at the World Championships, I wonder if UK Athletics have considered withdrawing the entire squad from the Athens Olympics now and...
Bayer 'Will Survive' despite Drug Deaths
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE boss of German drugs giant Bayer took the extraordinary action of saying the company was not about to go out of business after a torrid week in which its fastest-growing drug was pulled from the market after the deaths of...
BBC Rambler Fights to Put Brakes on Cyclists
Byline: COLIN FREEMAN SUPPORTERS see him as a civil rights campaigner with the arrest record to prove it. Jeremy Jessel, former presenter of a BBC programme on rambling, knows his rights of way and isn't afraid to say so. His battle, though,...
Be a Business Exhibitionist; Corporate Hospitality: London's Galleries and Museums Are the Hot New Places to Entertain. Wendy Ledger Reports
Byline: WENDY LEDGER YOU may think the main purpose of a gallery is to display art, but these days many of the capital s galleries, museums and historic venues are offering a lot more. Throughout London, growing numbers are turning to the hospitality...
Be a Real Wild One; JUST THE JOB
Byline: DAVID WHITE Work experience and an NVQ can set you on the path to saving the environment, writes David White ANYONE wanting an outdoor career bringing them close to nature might not immediately think of working for a London borough, but...
'Belgium Won't Help Us Find Missing Daughter'
Byline: JAMES BURLEIGH BELGIAN police are refusing to search for student nurse Louise Kerton who vanished 13 days ago while travelling to Ostend, according to the missing woman's father. Philip Kerton, 56, said Belgian police are refusing to...
Bid to Break 'The Only Way Is Up' Rent Cycle; Commercial Property
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL A STRICT timetable to formulate a voluntary code for more flexible commercial leases has been agreed by the Property Industry Forum. The timetable was demanded by Regeneration Minister Sally Keeble, and failure to meet it...
Bride Who Fell for Storeman Masquerading as Para
BRIDEGROOM Mark Dear cut a dashing figure in his Parachute Regiment uniform on his wedding day. The sergeant, 29, looked just as smart when he left for work every morning, returning at night to regale his new wife with heroic tales from his service...
Brief Booms as Market Throws Up Rogue Deals; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK STANDARD Chartered shares saw more than [pound]631 million added to their value of [pound]9.4 billion today after the stock market's computerised trading system threw up a rogue trade at the start of dealings. It occurred...
Campbell Cranks Mean It's Insane at the Lane
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN THE thing about Jerry Springer people that gets me most is not their size, loudness or aggression but the utter lack of self-awareness. That even Americans could have so little conception how they come across to an audience...
Casting Roses Where Memory Still Lingers
Byline: VALENTINE LOW A TOURIST boat makes its way through the swirling brown waters of the Thames down to Greenwich, a disembodied voice regaling passengers over the PA system with tales of the history of London's river bank. What no one on...
Change Is as Good as a Rest for Your Career; JUST THE JOB
Byline: ANDREW EAMES Andrew Eames discovers how being stuck in a rut can lead your brain cells into oblivion, while a challenged brain will keep you at your peak ARE you in your prime? Pulling your weight, going the extra mile and otherwise cutting...
City Guide: Tokyo; Business Travel
Byline: AMON COHEN DESPITE Japan's continuing economic crisis, British exports are growing by 10 per cent annually. Grab any chance to visit Tokyo: it's the world's most fascinating business city, thanks to its strikingly different corporate...
Classics of the Cote; the Only Places to Stay on the Cote d'Azur ... Jo Fernandez Describes the Hotels That Draw the Celebs from around the World
Byline: JO FERNANDEZ The new secret hideaway Hotel Le Beauvallon, Boulevard des Collines, Beauvallon-Grimaud, 83120 St Maxime (33 4 94 55 78 88) Only minutes across the bay from St Tropez, the Beauvallon is a genteel affair with touches like...
Concerted Effort to Break through the Asbestos Red Tape
Byline: ROSS DAVIES PROPERTY owners, maintenance contractors and trade unions are so fed up with Health & Safety Executive red tape on asbestos that they have set up their own register to swap information on what buildings still contain the...
Congestion Charge Hits Obstacle
Byline: HUGH MUIR WESTMINSTER council today claimed first blood in the battle over the congestion charge as Ken Livingstone's officials agreed to demands to extend the consultation over his controversial plan. The borough prompted the concession...
Cordiant Climbdown as Sales Growth Slows
Byline: ROBERT LEA CORDIANT Communications' chief Michael Bungey was eating large slices of humble pie today as he admitted sales growth at the international marketing group would be "flat at best "this year. Less than six months ago Bungey was...
Could You Manage to Make Someone This Happy; JUST THE JOB
Byline: MARK HUGHES-MORGAN Despite there being no Glastonbury it's still the festival season, when rock and pop are thrown together in an inevitably muddy field to make thousands of people deliriously happy. Mark Hughes-Morgan takes a look at the...
Defiance as Welsh Meets Tarantino; Reviews: Edinburgh Festival
Byline: PATRICK MARMION GAGARIN WAY, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh THIRTY-four-year-old Gregory Burke's brutally comic debut play has taken Edinburgh's Fringe Festival by storm. Already booked into the National Theatre, his characters have something...
First Steps Is Quick to Reward Smart Backers
Byline: COLIN FLEETWOOD JONES BOOKMAKERS never lose. That is the popular conception. And the fact that you never see one on a bike helps to strengthen this view. Two bright young men of the profession are carrying on the tradition but missed...
Flats Sell at the Rate of [Pound]7,000 a Second; 31 Apartments Worth [Pound]40m Go in 90 Minutes
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU PROPERTY prices in the capital have soared to record heights with the sale of 31 apartments for more than [pound]40 million in 90 minutes. Every single flat on sale at Number One Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, was snapped...
Funeral Fights, Cloned Dogs and a Whip of Therapy; Books
Byline: FRANCIS SPUFFORD FUNERAL WARS by Jonathan Harr YOUR PEDIGREE CHUM by James Langton NURSE WOLF and DR SACKS by Paul Theroux (Short Books, [pound]4.99 each) WHAT can happen in around 100 pages? Quite a lot, judging by these...
Fury as Japan's PM Visits a Shrine to War Criminals
Byline: RICHARD HOLLIDAY A CONTROVERSIAL visit by Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi to pay homage at a shrine to Japan's war dead and its executed war criminals caused outrage at home and abroad today. In an attempt to dampen the lash,...
Global Shadow as the Nikkei Hits 16-Year Low
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE JAPAN'S benchmark Nikkei Stock Average today fell 257.5 points, or 2.19%, to 11,477.56, plumbing its lowest depths since December 1984 and casting a new pall over the global economy. The immediate trigger for the slide was...
Hamiltons 'Forced Police to Arrest Them'
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;RICHARD HOLLIDAY DETECTIVES investigating the rape allegation involving Neil and Christine Hamilton twice approached the couple asking for their version of events before they were finally arrested on Friday, it emerged today....
How to ... Work out Why You Didn't Get the Job
Byline: JACKY HYAMS It's always disappointing to be told you haven't got the job, but Jacky Hyams finds out how to turn it to your advantage YOU thought the interview went well, the company liked you and the job was yours for the taking. But...
Hutchison Is Hit by Euro Telecoms Gloom; Market Report
Byline: RAY HEATH HONG KONG conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa saw its shares slip lower today, extending last week's losses on the back of the weak sentiment surrounding telecoms stocks in Europe. According to dealers, shares in the ports-to-telecoms...
I'd like the Helen; Life & Style: Forget the Rachel and the Kate - There's Only One Hair Cut to Ask For: The Fluffy, Bouncy Look Immortalised by Big Brother's Helen. Angela Buttolph Went to Wales in Search of the Real Thing
Byline: ANGELA BUTTOLPH TWO weeks ago I was looking at my reflection in Beverly Hills, at Juan Juan, the hottest hair salon in town. Hidden away in the upstairs VIP area, usually reserved for the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, stylist...
'I Don't Go to Pret Any More Because They're Owned by F***ing McDonald's'; Life & Style: Next Month Stella McCartney Has to Prove Herself All over Again When She Makes Her Debut for the Gucci Group. Laura Craik Gets Her Take on Fame, Fortune and Environmental Friendliness
Byline: LAURA CRAIK THE bad news: Stella McCartney will not be showing her debut eponymous collection in London this September. She will be showing it in Paris. The French were good to her during her four-year reign at Chloe; she doesn't want...
If Anyone Deserves a Good Run, It's Dave; Racing Diary
Byline: COLIN CAMERON HORSERACING, as a whole, doesn't usually add up to much of a worthy cause, but the efforts of Dave Thornhill are certainly deserving of wholehearted support. When his friend Susan Howarth was diagnosed as suffering from...
Israel Bombings Bring BA Ban to Protect Crews
Byline: LAURA SMITH BRITISH Airways banned overnight stops in Israel amid safety fears for crew s, only hours before a second suicide bombing in which 20 people w ere injured. The airline took the emergency step during the seemingly unending...
'I've Lived, While My Friends Have Been Cooped Up at University'; Life & Style: Her Shop Has Closed, the Tabloid Press Has Turned against Her, but Don't Underestimate the Lady. Shane Watson Meets Victoria Hervey
Byline: SHANE WATSON LADY Victoria Hervey is walking up and down the pavement outside Harrods, talking into her mobile and looking frankly magnificent, six foot two in her white boots and skin-tight jeans, blonde hair fashionably ropy and St Tropez...
Kelly: Sydney Blues Cost Us
Byline: DAVID BOND KELLY HOLMES today blamed Britain's poor performance at the World Championships on post Sydney blues. Like a number of Britain's big medal hopes here, Holmes was unable to raise her performance when it mattered most and finished...
Knee Injury PC Is Now a Parachute Instructor
Byline: MAXINE FRITH A FORMER Metropolitan Police constable who retired with a pension on medical grounds after a knee injury is now working as a parachute instructor, it was reported today. Christopher Francis, 47, runs the London Parachute...
Leaked Report Details Connex Day of Mayhem
Byline: JAMES BURLEIGH CONNEX chiefs are today looking into who leaked a secret internal report which detailed the mayhem suffered in a single day on some of the busiest commuter routes around London. The leaked "service delivery" file is a daily...
Learning All the Rules of the Money-Go-Round; JUST THE JOB
Byline: DIANA LENNARD You'd better be sitting down, as Diana Lennard reveals some hidden truths about the salary you really take home MOST of us are used to calculating pretty accurately the true cost of our holiday. Air fares, airport taxes,...
Learn to Float: It's a Great Way to Get in at the Deep End; JUST THE JOB
Byline: SARAH RICHARDS Sarah Richards investigates a growing trend for solving short-term staff problems which means filling in for absentees has never sounded so good AS a member of Accenture's "flying squad", 24-year- old Amanda Rackham doesn't...
Leaseback Deal Lands [Pound]614m for Kingfisher
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE SIR Geoffrey Mulcahy's Kingfisher today raised [pound]614 million from the sale and leaseback of 182 Woolworths and Superdrug stores in one of the final stages of his demerger of the two retail groups. The company said the...
Let's Go Back before Hitler
Byline: A.N. WILSON TONIGHT on the Discovery channel there is yet another documentary about the Third Reich - this time one entitled Hitler's Children. It will consist of a lot of talking heads, rather woolly old heads, since they are all former...
Let's Not Get Carried Away, Says Claridge; Nationwide League
MILLWALL striker Steve Claridge believes the fans won't go overboard despite their 4-0 opening day win over Norwich. Claridge opened the scoring before Steven Reid, Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill all found the net. It was a marvellous return to the...
Lewis-Francis in Blast at British Coaches over Sprint Relay Farce
Byline: DAVID BOND MARK Lewis-Francis today criticised team officials following Britain's disastrous exit from the 4x100 metres relay and then declared he was fit to run, writes David Bond. After Britain's quartet of Dwain Chambers, Marlon Devonish,...
Marconi at New Lows on Talk of Profits Alert; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES of Marconi hit new lows today as whispers circulated throughout the Square Mile that the telecoms equipment supplier was about to rock shareholders with another profits warning - its second in little more than a month....
Marconi Drops after a New Profits Alert Buzz; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES of Marconi hit new lows today as whispers circulated throughout the Square Mile that the telecoms equipment supplier was about to rock shareholders with another profits warning its second in little more than a month....
Maverick at the Museum; Arts: He Doesn't Look like a Museum Curator and He Doesn't Think like One Either. Louisa Buck Meets James Putnam
Byline: LOUISA BUCK SOMETIMES I see myself as a kind of matchmaker," says James Putnam, "introducing the museum and all its traditional virtues to the world of contemporary culture. It's basically about bringing together the cultures of the past...
Mixed Message Behind Wenger's Words
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN IF Arsene Wenger drags out his game of contractual striptease with Arsenal much longer, he will make the legal brinksmanship involved in Ken Livingstone's fight against PPP for London's Underground look as complex as buying...
Mother Is out to Bag Herself a Fortune
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU LIKE many mothers, Alison Mackenzie found herself struggling to entertain her two young daughters when they were restless and housebound with chicken pox. Unlike most parents, however, Ms Mackenzie found inspiration...
New Sponsor for Festival Gives Ascot a Real Boost
ASCOT today announced a major new title sponsorship venture, beginning next month, in the form of the Betdaq Festival of Racing. The initial contract with Betdaq, who will officially launch their exclusive bet brokerage service, targeting the upper...
New Start after the Slaughter; Farmer Begins the Long Recovery from Foot-and-Mouth
Byline: KEITH POOLE SIMON PRICE seems jolly - a rarity in the bleak, foot-and-mouth-stricken UK countryside. The pig farm manager cuts a very different figure from the devastated man who, five months ago, could not bring himself to watch Ministry...
Passengers at Risk on Thames Boats; SCANDAL ON THE RIVER
Byline: ANTHONY FRANCE Every day, thousands of people board Thames pleasure cruisers for sightseeing trips or nighttime parties. But a three-month Evening Standard investigation reveals that they could be at risk in an emergency. Our safety investigation...
Pay-per-View Is Just the Ticket for Clubs; Football Finance
Byline: PETER SHARKEY PREMIERSHIP football returns this weekend, with another big wodge of money from television -- and fresh opportunities for fans to open their wallets. The phrase we shall all soon get used to is pay-per-view, or PPV. A consortium...
Pension Buyers the Innocent Victims as Loans Go Bad; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON ONE interesting aspect of the banks reporting so far is that none has increased its debt provisioning to the levels compatible with the slowdown in the global economy. Whenever there have been recessions in the past, the...
Police to Get Go-Ahead for More Speed Cameras
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE go-ahead for thousands of extra speed cameras is due to be given by ministers today. Transport Minister John Spellar is expected to give many more police forces permission to keep the revenue fro m speeding fines following...
Post Office 'Fired Football Clash Man over Image Fears'
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN POST OFFICE managers who sacked a senior union official after he was shown on TV punching a rival fan at a football match were concerned at the effect on the organisation's public profile, an industrial tribunal heard today....
[Pound]6m Winner Says I'm Single. (Don't Tell Julie)
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER AS HE celebrated winning half an [pound]11.9 million jackpot on Saturday's National Lottery the question was asked today: "Is 68-year-old Bob Siddle Britain's luckiest man?" Let us examine the facts. Retired electrician Mr...
Pubmaster Narrowly Loses Its Bid for Wolves
Byline: ROBERT LEA;JIM ARMITAGE THE yearlong and often bitter takeover battle for Wolverhampton &Dudley Breweries ended today as investors called time on a [pound]485 million hostile raid by pubs group Pubmaster. But the victory for Wolves...
Q: Alastair, What Can We Do to Show We're Not Royal, Really? A: Fly Ryanair on Holiday, Tony
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY TONY BLAIR and his family have turned their backs on one of Britain's most successful cheap-flight operators and have chosen an Irish-based rival for their budget trip to France, it emerged today. Downing Street said...
Railtrack Manager 'Took [Pound]66,000 in Bribes'
A RAILTRACK manager took bribes of more than [pound]66,000 from a contractor, Southwark Crown Court heard today. Malcolm Weaver, 37, bought a Porsche car, paid off his mortgage and was wined and dined in return for ensuring that his friend Gary...
Rail Union Boss Jimmy Knapp Dies Aged 60
Byline: DICK MURRAY JIMMY KNAPP, one of the last of the old-school union leaders, died today. Mr Knapp, the leader of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, had been seriously ill for a long time. He would have been 61 next month. Many...
Recession Fails to Slow City's Golden Hellos; Forget the Gloom, the Future's Rosy for Top Graduates, Says Wendy Ledger
Byline: WENDY LEDGER CONSIDERING recent high profile job losses and continuing news of our vulnerability to the international economic slump, it would not come as a surprise if this year's graduates were becoming nervous about their careers. ...
Reigning Champions?
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH EVEN when they're not falling off horses, the Royals are forever dropping horsey analogies into their discourse, especially when the conversation turns to women. They describe eligible females as "young fillies" ("good...
Restocking after Slaughtermen Have Done Their Deed
Byline: KEITH POOLE SIMON PRICE seems jolly - a rarity in the bleak, foot-andmouth-stricken countryside. The pig farm manager cuts a very different figure from the devastated man who, five months ago, could not bring himself to watch Ministry...
Richards Is on My Hit List Says Hoddle
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS GLENN HODDLE today confirmed that Spurs have made an enquiry for Southampton centre-half Dean Richards. The former Bradford City and Wolves star declared his interest in a possible move to north London last week and Spurs...
Rock 'N' Roll Sci-Fi; Arts: Killer B-Musical Return to the Forbidden Planet Is Returning to the Stage. Maureen Paton Meets Its Creator
Byline: MAUREEN PATON BOB Carlton invites me up to the only roof garden in Fitzrovia with its own potting-shed and apologises for wearing a very loud shirt "that makes me look like a Mexican drug dealer". Well, he's certainly never going to belong...
Roeder Closes in on Deal for [Pound]4m Ducrocq
WEST HAM are close to signing a French midfield player, Pierre Ducrocq, for [pound]4 million from Paris St Germain. He has been on trial with the London club after being placed on the transfer list. Liverpool have also shown an interest. Manager...
SCANDAL ON THE RIVER; 12 YEARS AFTER Marchioness Disaster Catering Staff Work on Her Sister Ship and Other Craft with No Safety Training
Byline: ANTHONY FRANCE;DICK MURRAY AN Evening Standard investigation into safety on Thames pleasure boats has revealed an extraordinary legal loophole, which could put passengers' lives at risk in an emergency. During our three-month inquiry...
Sisters Superior; Books
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH AGING WITH GRACE: The Nun Study and the Science of Old Age by David Snowdon (Fourth Estate, [pound]16.99) THIS is a book about nuns and ageing, thereby combining two of the least agreeable life options for contemporary...
So This Is What They Think Makes Men Buy Clothes; Life & Style: Good Old Pamela Anderson - She Can Always Be Relied on to Get Her Kit off. but Will the New Iceberg Campaign Work? Laura Craik Reports
Byline: LAURA CRAIK WHAT'S the best way to sell clothes? Sticking them on the latest model dressed up by the latest stylist and shot by the latest photographer generally is considered a good starting point. Prada, Gucci or Versace you may be,...
Staff Exodus Has Intensive Care on the Critical List; as a Staffing Crisis Grips London Hospitals, an Evening Standard Investigation Has Revealed That One in Five Intensive Care Nursing Posts Is Vacant and Some Units Face Shortfalls of over 40 per Cent. Zoe Morris Reports
Byline: ZOE MORRIS INTENSIVE care units are the worst hit of all hospital departments by the exodus of experienced nurses from the capital. Millions of pounds have been invested in increasing the number of intensive care beds and on campaigns...
Taking Care of Business; Just the Job
Byline: CHRIS BALL Corporate image-makers are adopting our private passions in the name of better business, writes Chris Ball IMAGINE the prospect of your stint as darts club secretary or brownie pack leader being brought up in your next job...
The Facial That Takes 10 Years off Your Age; Life & Style: Vogue's Kathy Phillips Has a Japanese Booster
Byline: KATHY PHILLIPS IT'S all very well being irritated by the world's obsession with youth, but when you see Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler's skin up close up you understand the power of the so-called "bloom" of youth. For this reason alone, it's...
The Ghastly Truth about Damien; Artist Damien Hirst Is to Publish a Book Rich in Self-Revelation about His Own Drunkenness, Drug-Taking and Other Little Foibles. He Also Mauls His Own Benefactors Charles Saatchi and Nicholas Serota. Brian Sewell Thinks He Will Live to Regret Coming Clean
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL DAMIEN Hirst has written a book, Gambler - though written may not be quite the word for unguarded gossip with a man accustomed to transcribing drivel from a tape recorder. Damien, as everybody knows, is the wild boy of Brit...
The Heroes That England Expects; Books
Byline: LAWRENCE FREEDMAN AT WAR AT SEA: Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century by Ronald Spector (Penguin, [pound]20) IN September 1906 the Royal Navy commissioned the first of the Dreadnoughts, 18,000-ton super battleships with...
'The Land Is Ours and If Palestinians Don't like It They Can Just Shove off'; London's Jewish Community Is in No Mood for Compromise, Writes David Rowan
Byline: DAVID ROWAN THE view from the Golders Green bagel shop was unambiguous on Saturday night: the suicide bombing of a Jerusalem pizzeria last Thursday m a rked a new level of barbarity even on that battle-fatigued nation[degree sign]s ow n...
There Is Life after Oasis; Arts: He Created Creation Records. Then He Got Disillusioned. Now He's Enthusing Again. Max Bell Meets Alan McGee
Byline: MAX BELL WHEN Alan McGee folded Creation Records in November 1999, citing disillusionment with the music business and a desire to move into internet technology as his reasons, nobody thought he'd end up with yet another record company. Poptones...
These Women Are Having Bikini Waxes - They Are in Agony, but Looking for Fame; Life & Style: Some Girls Will Go through Anything to Get into a Fatboy Slim Music Video and the Guinness Book of Records. Polly Vernon (Top Left) Explains
Byline: POLLY VERNON THERE are 40 women with me in the lobby of Bayswater's Top Notch Fitness Centre. They are in their late teens and early twenties. Their hair is poker straight and their lip gloss is perfectly applied. And they all have at...
The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth; Books
Byline: MELANIE MCGRATH BRITISH TEETH by William Leith illustrated by Michael Heath (Short Books, [pound]4.99) COLUMNIST William Leith has bad teeth. In his mind the badness of his teeth is somehow emblematic of the rot at the heart of Britain....
They're Real Local Shops for Local People; JUST THE JOB
Whatever happened to the high street that sells everything? Jane Charteris takes a look at truly local shops which buck the trend for chain-store supremacy IT is a truism of the retail busi -ness that opposition attracts. Thus Whoppa Burgers...
Time for Japan to Admit Its Banks Are in Trouble
Byline: ANDREW SMITHERS TOKYO is a city of contrasts. The restaurants seem full and the offices empty. Construction booms while output falls. Those with money and jobs prosper. They are better off each year as prices fall and the real value...
Tottenham Hit by Carr Injury Blow
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS TOTTENHAM full- back Stephen Carr could miss the first two weeks of the season after a scan on his knee injury showed inflammation of a joint. Carr is unlikely to be available until after Tottenham's first three games of...
Traders Twiddle Thumbs While Turnover Tumbles; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK ANY lingering hopes the London market could extend Friday s tentative rally were quickly dashed today. Despite a strong performance by the Dow Jones in the US on Friday, the FTSE 100 index quickly frittered away a 27-points...
Tradition Has It That United Lose
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY Liverpool 2 Man U 1 GOD knows why anybody still trots out the ancient knee-jerk phrase "traditional curtain-raiser'' to describe the FA Charity Shield. What with Champions' League qualifying and Far East tours busying yesterday's...
Two Heads Are Better Than One; JUST THE JOB
Byline: HELEN CHAPPELL If you don't ask, you don't get. That's the philosophy of one go-ahead PA who has the added responsibility of working for two bosses. Helen Chappell finds out more MOST secretaries have days when one boss is more than enough....
Unsafe on the River
SCANDAL IS A word too often used lightly in the media, but no other word describes the circumstances uncovered by our investigation today into pleasure cruisers on the Thames. Despite all the inquiries and recommendations which resulted from the Marchioness...
Verdict on Team That Went Missing: Very Poor
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT started with promising early dash and a gold medal in the bag by Monday. But, at the death, it was dispiriting to watch Britain's World Athletics Championship challenge limp along to the finish line in the Commonwealth Stadium...
'Virus Would Be over Now If We Had Hit Cull Targets'
Byline: GERAINT SMITH THE foot-and-mouth outbreak would now be over if officials had hit their own targets for the rapid slaughter of animals at risk, it was claimed today. Professor Neil Ferguson, head of one of the four teams plotting the course...
What the XXXX Is That Job?; JUST THE JOB
Byline: WILL HALSEY Neighbourhood warden Neighbourhood warden? Is that like Neighbourhood Watch? Not quite. While the neighbourhood wardens will have a particular estate to look after, there are many other duties too: resolving conflicts between...
Where to Find a Gift She'll Love (So You Won't Need to Keep the Receipt)
Byline: JONATHAN MARGOLIS MOST halfway aware men, by the time they're reasonably grownup, have got women figured out. There's no great secret to it, after all. In conversation, all you have to do is keep her constantly amused, but be serious at...