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Articles from January 5, 2004

A Guru with a Gun; Growing Up in the Thrall of a Cosmic Shyster
Byline: JOHN PRESTON MY LIFE IN ORANGE by Tim Guest (Granta, [pounds sterling]12) IN 1978, when Tim Guest was three years old, he walked into his mother's bathroom and found her dyeing all her clothes orange. She had become a follower of the...
Air Stewardess Is First out of C4 Sleep Challenge; Ellen Beaten by Pea-Counting Memory Test
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER;ANDR PAINE A FORMER air stewardess has become the first person to leave the new reality TV show in which competitors have to go without sleep for a week. Ellen, 28, from Bishop Stortford, made a quick exit from Shattered...
A Party for Top Idols
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU COMEDY Star Struck/The Wicker Woman Jermyn Street Theatre DAVID Benson is best known for Think No Evil Of Us, his tart tribute to Kenneth Williams, but for his latest trick he trades the Carry On icon for an entire galaxy...
Barclays Gets Union Yes for Overseas Jobs Move
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BARCLAYS and the banking trade union Unifi today struck a groundbreaking deal that would clear the way for the High Street bank to outsource more call-centre and back-office jobs to India but minimise the number of jobs lost...
Big Four Auditors Have the Top 350 Firms Wrapped Up
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE financial health-checking of almost all of Britain's top 350 companies is in the hands of only four firms of auditors, latest research has revealed. Following the demise of Andersen and the 1990s merger frenzy between the...
Big Four Auditors Have Top 350 Firms Sewn Up
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE financial health-checking of almost all of Britain's top 350 companies is in the hands of only four firms of auditors, latest research has revealed. Following the demise of Andersen and the 1990s merger frenzy between the...
Bin Laden Capitalises on Capture of Saddam
Byline: ROBERT FOX WITH his theatrical sense of timing, Osama bin Laden has issued a new taped appeal for the Muslim world to rise against America and its allies, particularly those in the Arab world. The trick is becoming familiar. The novelty...
Blair Urged to Turn Sights on Tories
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR is today warned to stop taking on his own party and turn his sights on the Tories. The blunt message comes from former foreign secretary and leader of the Commons Robin Cook, who says the Prime Minister "will have...
Brokers' Bright Message Gives Vodafone Heady Start
Byline: MICKEY CLARK VODAFONE, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, has made an encouraging start to 2004, the shares hitting a two-year high with the prospect of better to come. They firmed 11/2p to 1411/4p today, and were by far the most...
Brokers' Bright Message Gives Vodafone Heady Start
Byline: MICKEY CLARK VODAFONE, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, has made an encouraging start to 2004, the shares hitting a two-year high with the prospect of better to come. They firmed 41/4p to 144p today, and were by far the most...
Brokers' Bright Message Gives Vodafone Heady Start
Byline: MICKEY CLARK VODAFONE, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, has made an encouraging start to 2004, the shares hitting a two-year high with the prospect of better to come. They firmed 33/4p to 1431/2p today, and were by far the most...
Brokers' Bright Message Gives Vodafone Heady Start
Byline: MICKEY CLARK VODAFONE, the world's biggest mobile phone operator, has made an encouraging start to 2004, the shares hitting a two-year high with the prospect of better to come. They firmed 4p to 1433/4p today, and were by far the most...
Brown Set to Close Gift-Tax Loophole for Stately Homes
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS GORDON Brown is planning to shut a tax loophole for owners of stately homes. After long discussions with the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, owners of Chatsworth in Derbyshire, the Chancellor will stop property...
Bungling Pleat Hits New Low with Kanoute Affair
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN IF THAT footballing higher educational establishment the University of All Fairness (formerly To Be Fair Polytechnic) is seeking a Professor of Football Mismanagement, I think we could all direct the Appointments Committee...
Burrell to Hand over 'Name Behind Diana Death Plot'-News in Brief
PRINCESS Diana's former butler Paul Burrell is to name the mystery figure she accused of plotting to kill her. Burrell has agreed to hand over any evidence he has to royal coroner Michael Burgess ahead of tomorrow's inquest into Diana's death. It...
Camden Accused of Bullying in Row over Homeless
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA THE wife of a former Home Office minister is embroiled in a row with Labour-controlled Camden council over its plans to house homeless families. Jill Wills, whose husband Michael is MP for North Swindon and was a Home Office...
Catch the Crooks, Not Their Victims
Byline: PETER OBORNE SEVERAL years ago, my wife opened a children's shop in Upper Street, Islington. It sold toys and clothes. There were many problems, and one of the worst was shoplifting. The police refused to do anything, so we took the matter...
Chinese Plan 'Patriotic' Cull of Cats to Halt Sars-World in Brief
CHINA plans to kill thousands of civet cats and wipe out rats and cockroaches in a bid to stop a new outbreak of the Sars virus. Southern China's Guangdong province, which is monitoring its first suspected Sars case in months, will cull 10,000 civets...
City Insider
Royal return no Ascot certainty ASCOT Racecourse has said that its [pounds sterling]300 million redevelopment project, which will see the Royal meeting moving to York in 2005, should be back in business the following year. However, I gather from...
Consumer's Champion Dame Sheila Dies Aged 55
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN DAME Sheila McKechnie, one of Britain's most passionate champions of consumer rights, has died aged 55. Dame Sheila, who was director of the Consumers Association, had been fighting cancer since 1997 but continued working...
Dame Anita's New Agenda; Body Shop Entrepreneur Shows No Sign of Easing Up on Her Zeal
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH ACONVENT schoolgirl once hit upon a scheme for making a tidy sum from her fellow pupils. Backed with a stash of highly prized American bubble gum and comics from her father, she pretended to her would-be buyers that the...
Dark and Fantastic Epic; Pullman Magic World Is Vividly Created in an Astonishing Six Hours of Theatre
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;ABUL TAHER AMBITIOUS, long-awaited and very, very long, the National Theatre's epic adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has finally opened. The weight of expectation lay heavy on the production....
Don't Divide Your Party, Tony; One of the PM's Former Cabinet Allies Warns That New Labour Faces Formidable Foes in Its Own Ranks and a Confident Tory Leader
Byline: ROBIN COOK TONY BLAIR'S New Year message last week was upbeat, positively chipper, in marked contrast to the grim foreboding of his message last year. But the return of Parliament today may remind him of one reason for being more worried...
England Hope Troubled Thorpe Is Switched on for Test Tour
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND will today pick Graham Thorpe for their Test tour of the West Indies and then try to satisfy themselves he is still in the right frame of mind to continue his international comeback. Thorpe's return to top-level cricket...
Eton's Hi-Tech Rowing Centre Bores the Boys-Londoner's Diary
CHOPPY WATERS for Eton's new [pounds sterling]17 million rowing lake, where the Rowing World Championships will be held in 2006. It was supposed to mean all-year-round jolly boating when the eight-lane, 2000-metre Dorney Lake opened last July. However,...
Family's Horror as Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Daughter, Six
Byline: PAUL SIMS A FATHER today told of his devastation after his six-year-old daughter was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a stolen car. Fatima Abuukar Mohamud was thrown 20 feet in the air by the car as her family looked on helplessly. ...
Freddie Letter on Way to FIFA
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS FREDDIE KANOUTE has made the written application needed to represent Mali in the African Nations Cup. The Mali Football Federation are now in possession of Kanoute's letter to switch his national allegiance from France and...
Freed Jungle Hostage Blasts 'Selfish' Escaper; BRITISH CAPTIVE WHO JUMPED DOWN PRECIPICE TO FLEE 'PUT OUR LIVES AT RISK'
Byline: ED HARRIS ONE OF the hostages freed after being held in the Colombian jungle for 102 days today described as "selfish" the decision by a fellow British captive to escape by hurling himself down a precipice. Mark Henderson, 32, a freelance...
Having a Baby Will Not Keep Me from the Front Line; War Reporter Janine Di Giovanni on Why She Won't Be Giving Up the Day Job
Byline: ALLEGRA DONN AS AN award-winning war reporter, covering conflicts as far afield as Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Chechnya and Iraq, 40-year-old Janine di Giovanni thought she had seen it all. "But nothing," she says, "could have prepared me for...
Henry's Pledge; Arsenal Star: We Won't Get Carried Away by Great Run
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS THIERRY HENRY today insisted that Arsenal will not become complacent over their amazing form. The Gunners are undefeated in the Premiership and demolished Leeds 4-1 yesterday in the FA Cup third round at Elland Road. ...
His Dark Materials
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THE stage is full of strangeness; it reeks of serious magic. His Dark Materials flings down a forceful challenge about organised religion to the teenage audience it mainly addresses, to older freethinkers and those who...
Hitzfeld Rules out Spurs Link
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS BAYERN MUNICH coach Ottmar Hitzfeld today dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant manager's job at Tottenham. A week after being rumoured to be England's first choice if Sven-Goran Eriksson quits, Hitzfeld's name...
Holes in the Smoke Screen; the Man Who Helped Millions Quit Smoking Is a Slave to His Own Addictions
Byline: WILL SELF PACKING IT IN THE EASY WAY: The Inspirational Story of One Man's Quest to Cure the World of Smoking by Allen Carr (Michael Joseph, [pounds sterling]17.99) THIS is a strange little book by a peculiar little man. Not that I imagine...
In London Tonight
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN PICK OF THE NIGHT Belgo Centraal 50 Earlham Street, London, WC2. Average meal for two with beer: [pounds sterling]50. Tube: Covent Garden. The January sale is now on! The first 100 customers today get a kilo of mussels...
In Search of Decent Secrets
Byline: CHARLOTTE MOORE WISH I MAY by Justine Picardie (Picador, [pounds sterling]16.99) KATE is a 35-year-old single mother listlessly writing for a glamorous magazine which in no way reflects the scruffy banality of her own life. She is restless...
Intensive Care Patients at Risk Because of Beds Crisis; SHORTAGES FORCE ONE HOSPITAL TO TURN AWAY FIVE PEOPLE WITHIN 24 HOURS
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT;REBECCA SMITH CRITICALLY ILL patients are being forced to make dangerous journeys because of a shortage of hospital beds. An Evening Standard investigation reveals that many hospitals in London do not have even one spare...
It Could Get Rocky If Alex Takes on the Godfather
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM Five of the best Sir Alex Ferguson versus John Magnier over the Rock Who wouldn't relish a court battle between the biggest name in football management and The Godfather of Irish racing? At least [pounds sterling]50million...
Japan Shares Drive Back as Detroit Motor Show Opens
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH INVESTORS rapidly priced in the expectation that 2004 will prove to be a bumper year both at home and abroad as the Japanese market reopened after a lengthy New Year break. Carmakers, under the spotlight with a flurry...
Kiely Is Ready to Make Amends for 'Little Blip'
Byline: MATT HUGHES DEAN KIELY has vowed to bounce back from his FA Cup nightmare. The Charlton goalkeeper was at fault for two goals as his side crashed 3-2 at Gillingham. Kiely apologised to his team-mates at halftime and pledged to make amends...
Kiely Ready to Make Amends for 'Blip' in Cup
Byline: MATT HUGHES DEAN KIELY has vowed to bounce back from his FA Cup nightmare at Gillingham. The Charlton goalkeeper was at fault for two goals as his side crashed to a 3-2 defeat. Kiely apologised to his team-mates at halftime and pledged...
Lewington Backs Under-Fire Ranieri
Byline: KEN DYER RAY LEWINGTON sprang to the defence of Claudio Ranieri today, describing the continuing speculation linking England coach Sven- Goran Eriksson with the Chelsea manager's job as "grossly unfair." Lewington's Watford team meet...
Manning Gives Five-Star Performance for Colts-Sport in Short
PEYTON MANNING put in a superb performance with 377 yards passing and five touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts routed the Denver Broncos 41-10 in an AFC wildcard game. Manning, voted the NFL's most valuable player along with Tennessee quarterback...
More Fines
MOST LONDONERS will be able to agree that the behaviour of a minority of the capital's drivers - hogging box junctions, making illegal turns and the like - is very irritating and potentially dangerous. The Government recognises the problem too, and...
Mothers Who Smoke While Pregnant Risk Sons' Fertility
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT MEN whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are significantly more likely to suffer from fertility problems, it emerged today. New research has revealed that boys exposed to tobacco in the womb have a dramatically reduced...
Moyles Kicks off Breakfast Show with Dig at Evans
Byline: ANDR PAINE CHRIS MOYLES has proclaimed himself the saviour of Radio 1 and today he had his chance to prove it as the new host of the breakfast show. Moyles ended his debut with a cheeky swipe at former breakfast host Chris Evans. The...
MP's Wife in Row over Scheme for Homeless
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA THE wife of a former Home Office minister is embroiled in a row with Labour-controlled Camden council over its plans to house homeless families in the borough. Jill Wills, whose husband Michael is MP for North Swindon and...
Nesbitt's Role as a Father Seeking Justice
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY JAMIE ROBE'S murder was met by a wall of silence that almost let his killers go free. The 17-year-old was bludgeoned to death by thugs on an estate in east London using snooker cues and cricket bats. Now his family's struggle...
One in Four Teenagers Committed a Crime Last Year, New Report Shows
Byline: FINIAN DAVERN MORE THAN one in four teenagers has committed a crime in the last year, leaked Government research has found. The Audit Commission has concluded that 1.25 million juvenile criminals cost the country at least [pounds sterling]10billion...
Oops! Britney Marriage Is over after Just Two Days; OH MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE, ASKS SINGER AFTER NIGHT'S DRINKING ENDS IN CHAPEL
Byline: JAMES LANGTON;VALENTINE LOW IT MUST be one of the shortest marriages in celebrity history. Two days ago, dressed in torn jeans and a baseball cap, Britney Spears walked down the aisle of a Las Vegas wedding chapel and married a childhood...
Pantomime Cow Loses Fight with Milk Quotas
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Mother Goose and the Wolf Greenwich Circus of DREAMS Albany IT is not a good sign when the word search puzzle in the programme for a festive show asks young theatregoers to look out for the likes of "acumen", "bourgeoisie"...
Parking Wardens to Trap Road Junction Offenders; NEW WAR ON DRIVERS AS COUNCILS GET SWEEPING TRAFFIC POWERS
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS DRIVERS face an "explosion" of fines later this year when cameras and roving parking attendants begin targeting cars that block vital junctions. Under sweeping new powers, the attendants will also take down the numbers...
Parmalat Seeks a [Pounds Sterling]70m Bailout as Scandal Grows
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE THE list of allegations levelled at the scandal-hit Italian food giant Parmalat today extended from massive fraud to breaking monopoly laws. Investigators believe the sales of two subsidiaries claimed to have been made to...
Parmalat Seeks a [Pounds Sterling]70m Bailout from the Banks
Byline: BERNARD O'RIORDAN BANKS were today being asked to help bail out scandal-hit Italian food giant Parmalat as investigators broadened their probe into the sale of more than $1.5 billion ([pounds sterling]835 million) of the company's bonds...
Philosophers, Poets and Psychos; Janine Di Giovanni's Dispatches from War Zones Forced World Leaders to Face Uncomfortable Facts
Byline: SAM KILEY MADNESS VISIBLE: A Memoir of War by Janine di Giovanni (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]16.99) TO recall the snipers, the genocidal rape, the arson of libraries, and the massacres which tore Yugoslavia into ribbons and shamed Europe,...
Pop Star Will Be Labour's Live Gig Czar
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN FORMER pop star Feargal Sharkey was today appointed by the Government to head an inquiry into the state of live music in Britain. He will be asked to come up with ways to encourage more live performances and make it easier...
Praise the Lard
Byline: PETE CLARK HOUSTON, Texas, is a place where the normal rules of life do not apply. Take, for example, the thoroughly tri-America'ed and tested theories of Charles Darwin, the man who looked at a variety of life forms, and came to the ineluctable...
Raunchy New Role for Romola; BRITISH ACTRESS IN DIRTY DANCING SEQUEL
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON SHE is the rising star of British period dramas, for which she has been modestly paid. But Romola Garai's new role - a considerably raunchier part - is set to catapult her into the Hollywood premier league. The sequel...
Reality Television Takes a Sadistic Sleepless Twist; Shattered Nine Have to Stay Awake for Week
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER FIRST there were Big Brother, Survivor and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! -- in which contestants were filmed round the clock and subjected to a range of fiendish challenges. But now the cult of reality TV has spawned...
Recognition at Last-Londoner's Diary
TARIQ ALI has joined the establishment at the grand old age of 60. The former student firebrand is the most surprising of the 1,003 new No doubt given his Trotskyist allegiances, he would feel unable to accept an honour from the Queen but he has found...
Relaxation Stations; January Is the Month for a Little Restoration Close by in Kent
Byline: CAROLINE FITTON FORCE of gravity combined with relaxed state of body and mind plus opportunity was the natural equation that resulted in me spending a lot of time on my back at Oxon Hoath in Kent: a good way of studying the many rather fine...
Saha Plays Transfer Cards Close to His Chest
Byline: LEO SPALL LOUIS SAHA said today he is unlikely to ask Fulham for a transfer during the January window. The French striker has attracted interest from Manchester United, but his club are determined to keep him at least until the end of...
Scores of Labour MPs Still Plan Top-Up Revolt
Byline: TIM MILES THE Government faces a desperate last-ditch battle to stave off political defeat over university top-up fees. Days before it is due to publish proposals allowing universities to charge higher fees, scores of its own backbenchers...
'Secret' Fare Rises on Tube and Buses
Byline: ROSS LYDALL TUBE and bus passengers are hit today by a secret rise in fares. A number of popular Travelcards have gone up by more than was announced only months ago. This has been attacked as a "stealth tax" on passengers forced to endure...
'Secret' Fares Increase Hits Tube and Bus Users; Anger as Price of a Travelcard Goes Up with No Publicity
Byline: ROSS LYDALL TUBE and bus passengers are hit today by a secret rise in fares. A number of popular Travelcards have gone up by more than was announced only months ago. This has been attacked as a "stealth tax" on passengers forced to endure...
Sir Elton's [Pounds Sterling]150,000 Boost for Watford
Byline: KEN DYER SIR ELTON John, a lifelong Watford fan and former chairman of the club, has given [pounds sterling]150,000 to a fund to help buy back Vicarage Road. The millionaire pop star has donated his fee from a trailer he made for BSkyB's...
Soho's King of the Pimps Faces Prison
Byline: PAUL CHESTON;NIGEL ROSSER A BUSINESSMAN once dubbed "Britain's biggest pimp" today admitted running four companies illegally. Oscar Owide, 72, a former business partner of Marco Pierre White, pleaded guilty to four charges of acting as...
Standing Firm on Top-Up Fees
THE GOVERNMENT'S manoeuvering on the issue of top-up fees ahead of Thursday's publication of its Higher Education Bill may be politically expedient - but for the new policy actually to work, the concessions to Labour rebels have gone far enough. The...
Subtlety Is Lost in Athletic Premiere
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT Murray McLachlan Wigmore Hall ERIK Chisholm, born in Scotland a hundred years ago, was a prodigiously energetic and important musician. He was the first person to conduct a complete performance of Berlioz's The Trojans....
Superior Caulifower Cheese with Baby Jacket Potatoes
Byline: LINDSEY BAREHAM Preparation: 25 minutes. Cooking: 35 minutes. Serves 4 WHO can resist cauliflower cheese and jacket potatoes? Both these favourite dishes go down well, however they are cooked, and they can both vary greatly. It's good...
Teenage Girls Just Want to Be Skinny; YOUNG WOMEN OBSESSED BY BODY SHAPE DESPITE EATING DISORDER WARNINGS
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA NINE out of ten British teenage girls are unhappy with their bodies - and believe thinner girls have more friends, it emerged today. A new study shows that, despite the best efforts of health professionals, young women...
The 007 Family Car; for [Pounds Sterling]60,000, You Can Buy Bullet-Proof BMW with Bond Gadgets
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS IT'S the ultimate car for the driver who has everything - including paranoid tendencies. Against a background of worldwide terrorism and carjackings, BMW has launched a small family saloon capable of repelling all but the...
The Break to Put Your Back Into
Byline: SALLY SHALAM I AM looking through french windows at an upside-down St Michael's Mount, doing a handstand. Not just any old handstand. This is my first-ever handstand. Yoga teacher Elizabeth Connolly takes no prisoners on her weekend...
The Sick Hatred That Turned a Mother's Boy into a Cannibal
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS THE many rooms in the half timbered mansion that was Armin Meiwes's family home have their own names, devised by his late mother. There is a room called Morning Dew. Another is called Sunlight. All the names are evocative...
The Talk at TOTTENHAM- out of Africa, or Just out of N17 for Kanoute
DON'T be surprised to see Freddie Kanoute on his way out of White Hart Lane if the problems over his desire to play for Mali in the African Nations Cup escalate even further. Spurs have already discussed internally the option of selling their top scorer,...
US Fingerprint Checks Mean More Flight Delays
Byline: JAMES LANGTON;RICHARD EDWARDS;HUGH DOUGHERTY BRITISH visitors with visas will be fingerprinted and photographed when they arrive in the United States from today. The new security measures, aimed at all foreigners arriving in the US, began...
US Fingerprint Checks Mean More Flight Delays; BRITONS WITH VISAS WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED ON ARRIVAL IN AMERICA
Byline: JAMES LANGTON;RICHARD EDWARDS BRITISH visitors with visas will be fingerprinted and photographed when they arrive in the United States from today. The new security measures, aimed at all foreigners arriving in the US, began as Osama bin...
Wasps Profit from Captain's Grand Gesture
Byline: CHRIS JONES LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO, who is negotiating a new two-year contract with London Wasps, saved the club [pounds sterling]30,000 during the Rugby World Cup. It is understood that as an act of good faith Dallaglio waived wages from...
Welcome Back to Commuter Chaos
Byline: DICK MURRAY;PAUL SIMS COMMUTERS returning to work today were plunged into transport chaos. Train passengers faced the worst of the problems with services into Waterloo brought to a halt. The disruption, suffered by up to 80,000 commuters,...
WELCOME BACK TO RAIL CHAOS; Tens of Thousands Hit by Blocked Commuter Lines
Byline: DICK MURRAY;PAUL SIMS COMMUTERS returning to work today were plunged into transport chaos. Train passengers faced the worst of the problems with services into Waterloo brought to a halt. And hundreds of thousands of motorists faced nightmare...
We'll Meet Again; Arsenal to Face 'Boro as Draw Recalls Best Match
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ARSENAL were today handed their fourth meeting against Middlesbrough in 18 days in this afternoon's FA Cup fourth-round draw. The holders' game at Highbury will be sandwiched between the two legs of their Carling Cup semi-final...
Wenger's Sure He Has the Men in Place to Triumph
Byline: MICHAEL HART FAMILIARITY breeds contentment at Arsenal this season and the ease with which they cast aside Leeds United suggests Arsene Wenger and his merry men will once again be contesting the FA Cup Final in Cardiff in May. Exactly...
When in Rome; Caesar's World Is Back in Fiction's Bestseller Lists. What, Asks the Leading Writer of the Genre, Is Our Enduring Fascination with Ancient Rome?
Byline: ALLAN MASSIE AFTER the success of Emperor: The Gates of Rome, it is quite likely that Conn Iggulden's second instalment of the life story of Julius Caesar, published today, will do just as well. Emperor: The Death of Kings (HarperCollins),...
Where Suffolk Packs a Punch; There's a Buzz to Bury St Edmunds with Cool Crafts and Bars Cosied around Its Ancient Stones
Byline: NORMAN MILLER AND this," said Mr Pickwick, looking up, "is the Angel. We alight here." Like so much that Charles Dickens wrote about in his novels, this Angel was taken from his own life. The venerable 15th century coaching inn at Bury St...
Why 2004 Is Going to Be Tough
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE most sensible guide to what is likely to happen this year came not from the tipsters in the weekend papers but in the autumn when Roger Bootle of Capital Economics published Money for Nothing, a book that is his take on...
Year Zero as Trevor Launches Revolution
Byline: KEN DYER TREVOR BROOKING may have been again overlooked in the New Year's honours list but if he can succeed in his new job at the Football Association, the Government will surely be grudgingly forced to give him a knighthood. For someone...