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Articles from June 7, 2002

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63 Women Sue Contraceptive Makers over Pregnancies
Byline: LAURA SMITH SIXTY-THREE women are suing the British makers of a "revolutionary" contraceptive device after becoming pregnant while using it. The Persona machine, intended to reveal "safe" times for women to have sex, was heralded as the...
63 Women Sue Contraceptive Makers over Pregnancies; 'It Was a Dream System ... Then I Had Triplets'
Byline: LAURA SMITH SIXTY-THREE women are suing the m a kers of a "revolutionary" contraceptive device after becoming pregnant while using it. The Persona machine, intended to reveal "safe" times for women to have sex, was heralded as the biggest...
Africa without Animals; Your Guide to the Specialists' Best Trips for 2002
Byline: NIGEL TISDALL A HOLIDAY to Africa isn't just about sitting in a Land Rover taking fuzzy photos of kudu bottoms. Safaris are only one w ay to enjoy a continent that still suffers from the outdated notion that the only thing to do there is...
A Grey Area Where You Can Get a Bargain
Byline: ALAN ANDERSON GOING grey could suit you. Thousands of UK drivers have bought specially imported "grey import" cars, mostly from Japan. Purchase price is the major attraction. Compared to an equivalent UK car, a grey import can cost...
'Al Qaeda Will Attack Our Peacekeepers'
Byline: SAM KILEY BRITAIN and America were warned today that any troops they send to patrol the front line between India and Pakistan in Kashmir risk being attacked by radical Islamic groups with links to al Qaeda. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon...
And Talking of an Ultra Fuel Economy Car ... Innovations
Byline: IVAN BERG DAIHATSU has squeezed more than the proverbial quart into a pint pot with its latest show car. The Daihatsu UFE (Ultra Fuel Economy) 4-seater hybrid does more than 130mpg, and boasts more electronic gizmos than your average UFO....
At Last, Here's One England Team That Knows How to Beat Argentina
Byline: NEIL ROBINSON PICTURE the scene: six seconds left and everyone in the stadium knows that Argentina are about to win. Thousands of fans arechanting, firew orks light up the sky and klaxon horns drown out every sound. There is time for one...
At [Pounds Sterling]1.8 Million, It Will Take a Loaded Sort of Lad to Afford This One-Bed Bachelor Pad
Byline: GEORGE WRIGHT IT IS the ultimate bachelor pad - boasting a multi-room stereo system, its own discreet bar and air-conditioning. It has the look and the technological toys that should make a lover of laddish life drool with excitement. ...
Becks Lays His Ghosts to Rest; Penalty Ends His Four Years of Hurt
Byline: IAN CHADBAND ARGENTINA 0 ENGLAND 1 WHEN his moment, his glorious moment arrived in Sapporo's pleasure dome today, it was as if David Beckham had decided to take a dreadful memory which had lived with him for four years and banish it with...
Brave Lucy Killed by Virus before She Can Be Given New Lungs
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON SCHOOLGIRL Lucy Travell-White has died before doctors could carry out lifesaving surgery. The 13- year-old - who developed a viral infection which prevented surgeons fro m performing the lung transplant she desperately needed...
British Troops Readied for Service in Kashmir; KASHMIR CRISIS
Byline: ROBERT FOX ABOUT three hundred soldiers of one of the Army's leading infantry regiments have been told to prepare for peacekeeping duties in Kashmir as part of a joint British-American force. The 500 to 600-strong joint force would be...
Button Knows He Will Need to Be Tough
JENSON BUTTON is expecting a tough time at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix as he tries to turn around a minor slump in form . Button, 22, strung together an impressiverun of three consecutive top-six finishes to take an early lead in the race...
Buyers in Safe-Haven Rush to Booming Gold
Byline: PAUL ARMSTRONG BRITONS are returning to the age-old safe-havens of gold bars and coins as they search for ways to protect their wealth against international turmoil and financial instability. Bullion dealers are reporting a roaring trade...
Check This Out
Book of the week As Michael Schumacher endeavours to equal Fangio's record five world titles, Christopher Hilton asks in his fascinating biography of the F1 star, is he the greatest of all? Schumacher has bagged 52 Grand Prix wins and set new records...
Coppell Questions Noades' Ambition
Byline: LEO SPALL STEVE COPPELL today said he has no job to go to after resigning as manager of Brentford. He quit yesterday and claimed the club lacked ambition after a meeting with chairman Ron Noades, who told him the finances at Griffin Park...
Corrupt Cop Had Been a 'Courageous Model Officer'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON CORRUPT detective Martin Morgan was described today at the Old Bailey as a courageous upholder of the law respected by his superiors and fellow officers alike. Two officers, one a retired senior detective and a second still...
David Williams Discovers That the New Range Rover Is a Top Contender If His Lotto Ticket Comes Up Trumps Business Motoring Not My New Dream Car
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS IT had to happen. But so soon? For years the dreaded question (which of all the cars you've driven would you keep?) had proved difficult to answ er. There simply was no allrounder that was great for stashing all of our...
Dog-Sheep Is Academy's Controversial Summer Star
Byline: LAURA SMITH A STUFFED mutant animal - half dog, half sheep - is to appear in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. The controversial offering will dismay devotees of the exhibition, seen by many as the last bastion of traditional art....
Don't Leave It to Chance; This Is Money
Byline: HELEN MONKS DOUBTS have been cast over just about every financial product as scandal, misselling, market collapse or low interest rates take their toll. So what is there left to invest in? And what happens when you turnfor help to the alleged...
Do We Have Too Much Faith Invested in Shares?; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON ASK equity fund managers for their view of the stock market and they will tell you that shares in this country look better value than they do else where and should prove to be a rewarding buy at these levels. But they add...
DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN; Is It Possible to Get a Free Car in London? Scours the Small Ads, Local Auctions and Even Dealers in Search of the Ultimate Bargain
Byline: ALAN ANDERSON IT all started when I paid [pound]40 for a sound, usable Volvo 360, a price that made the [pound]75 ES wheels paid for a Toyota Corolla (see panel, below right), seem positively extravagant. An unwanted dealer trade-in,...
End of the Reel; as Cannes Proved, the Era of Digital Cinema Has Arrived. Movies Will No Longer Be Shot or Shown
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER A REVOLUTION is happening in front of our eyes. Film, as we know it, is on the way out. Digital cinema is coming in - fast. But the reason it's not being hailed, unlike the switchover from silent films to talkies (which...
England Victory Day; Packed Pubs Erupt in Scenes of Joy
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN LONDON'S bars erupted in celebration today as England avenged their 1998 defeat at the hands of Argentina in Sapporo today. Across London, workplaces were empty as fans packed into bars. This was a day when nothing was going...
First Drive
Byline: DAVID THOMAS Audi Cabriolet WHEN Princess Diana drove an Audi Cabriolet the car became a fashion accessory. Now ladies who lunch in Knightsbridge will be relieved to know that there is a new version. The previous Audi Cabriolet was based...
Footie and Footsie Vie for Centre Spot; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS TODAY'S World Cup clash between England and Argentina dominated share markets from the open with volume down as dealers watched football rather than share prices on their screens. Some were even betting on the Footsie...
Footie Beats Footsie for the Centre Spot; Market Report
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS DEALERS were following football rather than share prices during today's World Cup clash between England and Argentina, and that meant volume at the end of the first 45 minutes of the game was virtually unchanged from the...
Footsie Fails to Sport a Soccer-Win Smile; Market Report
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS ENGLAND'S World Cup victory over Argentina did nothing to lift the gloom over shares today. Trading was at a virtual stand still as dealers stayed glued to their TV screens for the 92 minutes of play. The FTSE 100 index,...
Fury over Release of Man Who Shot PC
Byline: ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM THE petty criminal who shot unarmed policeman Philip Olds, leaving him paralysed, has been released from prison after 21 years. Two decades ago Stuart Blackstock shot Pc Olds with a highpowered pistol from close range...
Genius at Work - but Can It Ever Be Art?; Footballers Today Are as Revered for Their Skills as the Leading Figures of the Renaissance Were in Their Time
Byline: ROWAN MOORE YOU may, these past seven days, have heard the phrase "the beautiful game". Depending on your appetite for watching middle-aged men slumped on studio sofas, talking about events half a planet away, you may also have heard...
Great Art Is Child's Play; 'The Most Popular Pictures in This Country Are Daubed by Five-Year-Olds and Lovingly Stuck onto Millions of Fridge Doors'
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH JUST as it's always mildly satisfying to hear that a billionaire's helicopter has crashed (especially if they'd fitted an ejector seat and ended up as sliced salami), so the sight of the mega-rich trying to achieve immortality...
Greg's Ready to Rock; Rowdy Fans Can Inspire Rusedski to Be a Smash Hit Again
Byline: SIMON KINNERSLEY JUST as it seems Greg Rusedski might be hurling his rackets, trainers and kit-bags into the nearest skip in sheer frustration, the British No 2 seems more upbeat and chipper than ever. After all, even by his ow n dizzying...
Grey Skies Ahead
Grey skies ahead THE BRITISH ECONOMY is a bit like the British weather. Winter was not anything like as bad as it could have been, and though Spring has been pretty miserable, one gets through it by thinking of the warm days to come. A few days...
Harry O'Potter Bids to Weave His Derby Magic
Byline: CLARE BALDING Clare Balding at Epsom on how the enchanting Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien is set to cast his spell over his rivals in tomorrow's Epsom Derby for the second year in succession DERBY Day dawns grey and wet above the Epsom Downs....
Health Foods Face Ban over Irradiation
Byline: VICTORIA FLETCHER HUNDREDS of health supplements could be withdrawn from sale after they werefound to have been irradiated against the law , it was announced today. Products from firms including Solgar, Holland and Barrett, Nature's Aid...
Heart Attack Man Dies after Being Told to Wait in A&E Queue
WHEN Luke Stubbles's parents rushed him to hospital with a heartattack, he was told to join the queue in the waiting room. An hour later he was dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest among the people with cut fingers and nosebleeds. Yesterday...
HERE WE GO; England's Big Match Brings the Capital to a Standstill
Byline: MARTIN DELGADO IT IS London's longest lunch break. When David Beckham leads his side into the World Cup's greatest grudge match against Argentina, the capital's streets will stop. Virtually every pub and bar in the City is being taken...
Heroic England; Beckham Makes Argentina Pay the Full Penalty
By Ken Dyer in Sapporo ARGENTINA 0 ENGLAND 1 DAVID BECKHAM led England to a sensational and famous victory when he scored the penalty in the 1-0 win over Argentina today. England captain Beckham swept away the miserable memories of four years...
Hooked on a Classic MPV; There Are More Than 14,000 Cars for Sale Every Week in ESwheels and on the Website but What Are They like? Each Friday, Our Experts Will Put the Spotlight on a Prime Example. Today, We Look at a Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia
Byline: NICK GIBBS GREAT sales wheezes of our time: [pound]1,000 minimum part-exchange for your car, whatever the condition. It's a sales hook at Bristol Street Ford in East Dulwich, so if you turned up in an A-registration Metro, you'd still get...
How England's Heart-Stopping Win Sent My Pulse off the Dial
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS IT WAS almost a heart-stopping moment. When David Beckham's penalty sizzled past Argentina's goalkeeper, I was linked to a heart rate monitor. The idea was to see just how a person responds to the supercharged stimulus...
How the Action Unfolded; ARGENTINA 0 ENGLAND 1
Byline: LEO SPALL 2 minutes: Seamen collects Gonzalez cross confidently with Batistuta ready to pounce. 3 mins: Hargreaves goes off for treatment on left knee after collision with Zanetti. 5 mins: Zanetti allowed space in midfield but long-range...
How T&L Is Turning to Pastures New for Profits
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE TATE & LYLE'S PR man was just winding down for the Christmas break at the head office in London's Sugar Quay when the phone rang, writes Jim Armitage. The call went something like: "ITN here. One of your ships has just been...
Intel Gloom Sending Techs Traders to Exits; Market Report
Byline: RAY HEATH A RETURN to economic growth in Japan in the first quarter of the year did nothing to spare share prices today, and heavy falls in computer-related counters sent Tokyo's Nikkei 225 Average diving 151.57 points to 11,423.37. Japan's...
Irish Launch Inquiry into Keane Saga
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN EXCLUSIVE By Cathal Dervan in Tokyo THE Roy Keane saga has raised its ugly head again as the Irish team look forward to T uesday's make-orbreak-match with Saudi Arabia. As Ireland got back to training in Chiba today,...
I See to Madonna Six Nights a Week; the Young Hairdresser Who Is Creating Waves with the Theatre Star
Byline: MELANIE RICKEY BEN Skervin is without doubt the luckiest hairdresser in town. He spends six evenings a week head to head with Madonna as he whips her world-famous locks into an elegantly bouncy mane for her performance as art dealer Loren...
It's Double Delight for Larsson
Byline: DAVID BOND By David Bond in Kobe SWEDEN 2 NIGERIA 1 WITH English minds so firmly focused on renewing rivalries with one old enemy, it was perhaps appropriate that Henrik Larsson, a player so close to another, should pile the pressure...
Katie's 5 Exams in One Day Sums Up the AS-Level Fiasco
Byline: TIM MILES SHE aims to do what her parents never did; go to university and study to become a doctor.But for 17-yearold Katie Bowler, that dream has been put in jeopardy by the Government's botched sixth form reform s. She is one of thousands...
Kinane to Rely on Hawk Wing
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP AIDAN O'BRIEN today assured punters Mick Kinane would not m a ke a last-minute switchfor tomorrow's Vodafone Derby fro m ante-post favourite Hawk Wing to stable companion High Chaparral. Coolmore Stud'sretained jockey signalled...
Lewis Must Rid Boxing of Tyson
Byline: DAVID SMITH The lowdown on the big fight When: Tomorrow (boxers scheduled to enter the ring at 04.15 on Sunday morning, London time) Where: The Pyramid Arena, Memphis, Tennessee; capacity: 19,500 At Stake: Lennox Lewis is defending the...
London Parties to Beck's Victory Roar
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN FOR four years they had waited for the chance to avenge the misery of defeat by Argentina in the last World Cup and now the explosion of elation that greeted England's victory was almost tangible. It was the dream of every...
Lovers in a Flap Lose the Poetry; THEATRE
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Romeo and Juliet Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park AS A thief of plots, Shakespeare was second to none, and when he plundered The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke, his pulse must have quickened...
Magazine under Fire for 'Graffiti Kit'
Byline: JAMES BURLEIGH A LADS' m agazine thatincludes a stencil to be used for graffiti has today been slammed for "promoting and encouraging illegal spray painting". Bizarre magazine is advertising the " Outlaw Graffiti Stencil" on the front...
'McCartney Wedding Is Answer to My Prayers'
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON FOR ALL his years as a church minister, Captain Gary Roberts has, like so many other rural parish priests, battled in vain to save his congregation from shrinking aw ay. Every Sunday, he has the same thought - that it...
Meet the Best Bush Guide in Botswana
Byline: NICK REDMAN IT was when he launched into an impassioned tribute to the eco-aware termite ant that we twigged there was something singularly compelling about Botswana safari guide Gavin Ford. "Over millennia, whole kingdoms rise and fall,"...
Miracle Man with China in His Hands
Byline: IAN CHADBAND By Ian Chadband in Sapporo IN China, so popular legend has it, the most well-known names from the West are Jesus and Elvis. To those, we can now presumably add Bora. It's been a source of delight at this World Cup to discover...
My Wife Hates Our Dream Cottage; Simon and Yasmin Mills Bought an Idyllic Weekend Retreat, but It Wasn't True Love for Both of Them
THE couple bought their country cottage in Dorset three years ago on an adrenaline-charged whim after Simon received a redundancy payment. They had both dreamt of having that idyllic, dual-address lifestyle and were worried that their two daughters,...
Nest of Ninnies and a Lyrical Oddity; OPERA
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY Postcard from Morocco Guildhall School Theatre, EC2 THERE has been something of an opera renaissance in America over recent decades, but our main opera houses barely acknowledge it. All credit, then, to the Guildhall...
Now Slimming Surgery Is to Be Offered on the NHS; 'I Weighed 20st and Had the Body of a 60-Year-Old' ;'Cancer Drug Saved My Life'
Byline: JO REVILL SLIMMING surgery is to be made available on the NHS - at a cost of [pound]5,300 per patient. As a result, by 2010 the NHS will be faced with an annual bill of [pound]21million to treat up to 4,000 people who are chronically...
Number of New Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Is Rocketing
Byline: ED HARRIS MORE men than ever are taking up the offer of paternity leave. The proportion of men taking time aw ay from the office to look after their babies has rocketed in recent years, up from nine per cent in 1999 to 44 per cent today,...
Old Timers Get Back in the Swing; DANCE
Byline: JUDITH FLANDERS New York on Tap Queen Elizabeth Hall NEW York on Tap was something of a misnomer for this delightful evening of tap fusion. Many of the dancers are British, and of the Americans appearing, two of the greats have been...
O'Leary: Cool Mills Can Set Right Example
Byline: LEO SPALL LEEDS manager David O'Leary is backing his defender Danny Mills to set an example for England against Argentina today. T he right-back took a lot of the blame for the disappointing 1-1 draw with Sweden last Sunday after he made...
Omens and a Drink Not Enough to Calm Nerves
Byline: PETE CLARK THERE comes a time when the armchair at home does not fit the bill. There are also occasions when a can of beer does not meet the requirements at hand. For these two reasons, among others, I sat down in front of the television...
Our [Pounds Sterling]75 Car: All Good Things Come to an End
Byline: MARTIN GURDON SO farewell then, [pound]75 car. Regular readers will know we just spent last year running a 1987 Toyota Corolla, which cost [pound]75, because of its age, mileage, and some accident damage. I took out the worst of the dents...
Patriot Games Leave Me Cold
Byline: TIM LOTT Patriot games leave me cold WATCHING the Jubilee celebrations was a deeply transformative experience. Although never a great fan of the Royal Family, over the past few years I have softened towards the Queen. She's been there...
Philip Asks Priests: Are You the Tamil Tigers?
Byline: ED HARRIS THE art of "dentopedology" - foot-in-mouth - has not deserted Prince Philip, who visited a Hindu Temple yesterday and amazed the priests by asking if they were Tamil Tigers - the guerrilla fighters from Sri Lanka responsible for...
[Pounds Sterling]159m Tate & Lyle Shakes off Its US Woes
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE STARCHES and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle today signalled the start of its recovery from the gloom of the past few years with profits beating analysts' forecasts. In a post-Enron move mirroring the likes of Unilever and...
Race for Top BBC News Post as Buerk Retires
Byline: LAURA BURKIN THE RACE has begun to land the coveted job of presenting the BBC1's Ten O'Clock news, after main anchorman Michael Buerk announced his retirement. Mr Buerk, 56, has decided to call it a day after 20 years of reading the news...
Red and White Army United in One Voice: We Can Do It
Byline: JOHN STURGIS A WAVE of optimism was sweeping through the 8,000-strong army of England fans in Japan ahead of today's door-die clash with Argentina. Like the millions at home, the supporters in Sapporo were praying for victory - with an...
Ride of a Lifetime; Emma Rigby Goes for a Spin on a Superbike for a Taste of This Fastgrowing Motorsport
Byline: EMMA RIGBY THE protective gear was so tight it would have been easier to shoehorn a Sumo into a baby-gro. But at least it stopped my knees knocking. It's funny what the sight of a lightning-fast Yamaha R1 Superbike can do to your nerves....
Seeing Things in Black and White; Monster's Ball Exposes Hollywood's Failure of Nerve over Interracial Relationships
Byline: AIDA EDEMARIAM WHEN Halle Berry tearfully, some might say hysterically, accepted an Oscar a couple of months ago, the world's media fell into line. She was the first black woman to win for Best Actress, Denzel Washington the second black...
Service Costs Set to Soar as Mechanics Earn [Pounds Sterling]50,000
Byline: DAVID THOMAS CAR servicing costs look set to rocket because the next generation of luxury and performance vehicles will need high-wage, "super mechanics". Audi UK boss Kevin Rose says that annual salaries of [pound]50,000 could become commonplace...
Seven Years for Criminal Cop Who Had Been 'Model Officer'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON CORRUPT detective Martin Morgan was jailed for seven years at the Old Bailey today and told: "There is no more despicable spectacle than a bent police officer." Morgan plotted with hardened criminal Robert Kean to kidnap a drug...
Sloanes Have a Surprise in Store; How Will the Peter Jones Set Cope with the Changes to Their Favourite Shop?
Byline: NICK FOULKES I THINK it was John Betjeman who said that w hen the end of the world came he hoped that he would be in Peter Jones, because one knew that nothing unpleasant could ever happen there. I rather think that many people feel that...
Spain First to Go Through
SPAIN 3 PARAGUAY 1 FERNANDO Morientes scored two second-half goals as Spain fought back from a goal down to beat Paraguay. The 3-1 victory, following on from the 3-1 win over Slovenia, made them the first team to clinch a place in the second...
Specialist of the Week
Byline: EMMA RIGBY Boxmoor Garage Services ERIC Graham started his American car business, Boxmoor Garage Services, after he sold a car in the Evening Standard 30 years ago. "I sold a Renault 9 automatic in the Evening Standard and made [pound]100...
Spending, Exports Pull Japan out of Recession
Byline: JANE PADGHAM JAPAN has finally crawled out of recession, posting its strongest growth for two years. A burst of consumer spending and fast-rebounding exports in response to the global economic recovery gave the world's second-biggest...
Staff Could Be Forced to Have Company Pension
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING EMPLOYEES should be forced to join company pension schemes in certain circumstances, according the man advising the Government on how to tackle the looming pensions crisis. Giving employers the right to force their staff...
Still in the Shadows
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL POOR George Romney, a portrait painter known only to the elderly, whose position in the hierarchy of his day was never better than third fiddle to his near contemporaries, Gainsborough and Reynolds, and for whose pictures we...
Surge in Number of 3-Car Families
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE rise of the three-car family, and the female motorist, is driving an explosion in the number of cars on Britain's roads. With rising wealth it is increasingly rare for a household to have no car, while the number of...
Sven Looks at Irish to Find Inspiration
Byline: MICHAEL HART By Michael Hart in Sapporo THE usually undemonstrative Sven-Goran Eriksson couldn't disguise his admiration for Mick McCarthy's Republic of Ireland team after their 1-1 draw with England's old foes Germ a ny. So impressive...
Sven's Supermen Shock Argentina; England Give Their All to Win Awesome Nail-Biter
Byline: MICHAEL HART ARGENTINE 0 ENGLAND 1 A DAVID BECKHAM penalty gave England the win that could mean the difference between an early exit and a place in the second round of the World Cup. His first-half penalty gave England their first...
Swedes Aim to Revive the Spirit of '94
Byline: DAVID BOND By David Bond in Kobe TOBIAS LINDEROTH has called on his team-mates to revive the spirit of 1994 w hen Sweden stunned football by reaching the W orld Cup semi-finals. The Everton midfielder, w ho played a crucial part in...
The Giant Squid: It's Behind You! THEATRE
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Theatre Royal Stratford East YOU know you're in for something special from an evening at the theatre when the script includes the immortal line, "This is no ordinary exploding bracelet"....
The Little Man Is Walking Tall
Byline: DAVID BOND AMID all the noise being made this week about Rivaldo's theatrics and Ronaldo's deadly return to form, it would have been easy to overlook the World Cup debut of Juninho Paulista. Standing just 5 feet 5 inches tall, one supposes...
The Oddball Coach They Call El Loco
Byline: IAN CHADBAND WHEN their team played a friendly against Germ a ny in Stuttgart in April, dozens of fans fro m the city's local Argentinian community turned up to get a glimpse of their footballing Gods. Pablo Aimar, Claudio Caniggia and...
The Pain That Means Sol Has Score to Settle
Byline: KEN DYER SOL CAMPBELL believes the memories of four years ago will spur him on to new levels against Argentina today. Campbell, who scored his first senior international goal in the 1-1 draw with Sweden on Sunday, can still vividly recall...
The Unmissable List.Chosen by BOY GEORGE; THE ARTS
Byline: MICHAEL WRIGHT CD HEATHEN by David Bowie The CD on the top of my listening pile is the new David Bowie album, Heathen. It's a real return to form - like early Bowie. Working with producer Tony Visconti was a great idea, because...
Time for Europe to Conquer the World
Byline: DAVID MELLOR WELL, what do you think of it so far? I don't mean England but the World Cup as a whole. My own answer is, not m u ch. Yes, as I predicted, the new stadiums are stunning and put our fumblings over Picketts Lock and W e m...
Tony Blair 'Should Give Us a Full and Personal Apology'
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI THE ROW over Labour's email smear campaign took a new twist today when the chairman of the survivors' group from the Paddington rail crash branded the Government "despicable and disgusting". Simon Benham,...
Tony Blair 'Should Have the Decency to Apologise to Us'; LABOUR'S SMEAR SHAME
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI THE ROW over Labour's email smear campaign took a new twist today when the chairman of the survivors' group from the Paddington rail crash branded the Government "despicable and disgusting". Simon Benham,...
Virtuous Verso; Although It Won't Exactly Set Pulses Racing, the Toyota Corolla Verso Does Very Little Wrong, Says Martin Gurdon. but Then There Is the Way It Looks
Byline: MARTIN GURDON THE Toyota Corolla Verso is not an easy car to write about, because it simply gets on with the job of providing A to B transport and does so with a lack of histrionics that makefor painless motoring, but potentially dull copy....
Volvo Goes Supersafe; as Other Car Makers Play Catch Up, the Swedes Have Taken Safety to Another Level, Says Nick Gibbs
Byline: NICK GIBBS VOLVO has long been the king of car safety - heavily promoting its "safety cages" and its cars' tank-like solidity. But recently other m a nufacturers have been muscling in on the act. Giants such as Renault and VW have realised...
Wall St Slides to Lowest since Terrorist Strikes
Byline: NICK GOODWAY;JANE PADGHAM AMERICAN shares slid to the lowest levels seen since the immediate aftermath of last September's terrorist attacks on the US when Wall Street opened today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crashed another 103...
Want a Top Interior Designer? That'll Be [Pounds Sterling]250,000
Byline: WILLIAM CASH A RECENT copy of Country Life magazine featured a photograph of a giant four-seater cream sofa at my parents' country house in Shropshire. What the caption did not say was that the sofa was originally custom-made by Elizabeth...
Watch for Portugal to Show Their True Worth
Byline: STEVE CLARIDGE World Cup Tipster WORLD CUP gambling over the next few days will not be for the fainthearted, but for anyone who can afford to lose a few quid there are still some good value odds to be had. The competition has been...
We Can Drink Wine; Beckham Penalty Gives England Famous Victory
Byline: JOHN STURGIS;SHEKHAR BHATIA DAVID BECKHAM today took revenge against Argentina, leading England to a pulsating victory over his old enemies. In a match that brought the country to a standstill, Sven-Goran Eriksson's men deservedly won 1-0...
We Can Drink Wine Tonight ' Says Sven; Beckham Penalty Gives England Famous Victory
Byline: JOHN STURGIS;SHEKHAR BHATIA DAVID BECKHAM today took revenge against Argentina, leading England to a pulsating victory over his old enemies. In a match that brought the country to a standstill, Sven-Goran Eriksson's men deservedly won 1-0...
Whole City Stops for Longest Lunch Hour Ever; Thousands Crowd into Bars, Clubs for Big Game
Byline: MARTIN DELGADO IT WAS London's longest lunchbreak. When David Beckham led his side to victory in the World Cup's greatest grudge match against Argentina, the capital's streets emptied. Virtually every pub and bar in the City was taken...
Who'll Reign at Epsom?; THE VODAPHONE DERBY
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP Big-race analysis by LYDIA HISLOP JUST when Mick Kinane had settled on riding ante-post favourite Hawk Wing rather than stablemate High Chaparral in tomorrow's [pound]1.38 million Vodafone Derby, rain nearly eroded his resolution....
Why Brit Men Are the Best; Vanessa Neumann, Famous for Her Fling with Mick Jagger, Is Beautiful, Rich and, She Reveals in an Exclusive Interview, Looking for a Suitor
Byline: ROBERT JOHNSTON SOME girls have all the luck: beauty, brains and a bulging bank account. Vanessa Neumann has all three in shedloads - movie-star good looks, a soon-to-be finished PhD from New York's prestigious Columbia University and...
Why This Really Is the Beautiful Game; It's Not Just the Result That Matters in Today's Big Match. Who Scores Highest in the Pin-Up Stakes?
Byline: NICK CURTIS;KARIN MOCHAN;ALEX HANNAFORD;EMINE SANER Today's World Cup clash between old rivals England and Argentina is not just a tactical battle between two teams of talented footballers. It's a showpiece for glistening physiques and PR...