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Articles from July 4, 2005

2012 Watch
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER 9/11 at core of Big Apple's bid NEW YORK has generally kept away from mention of the September 11 terrorist attacks in its campaign. But mayor Michael Bloomberg used a high-profile press conference today to refer to the...
Abramovich Collects a Little Extra Dividend (Enough to Buy 24 Steven Gerrards); CHELSEA'S BILLIONAIRE OWNER PICKS UP [Pounds Sterling]780 MILLION PAYMENT FROM SIBERIAN OIL COMPANY
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CHELSEA football club owner Roman Abramovich enjoyed one of his largest ever paydays today by collecting [pounds sterling]780million from his Russian oil company. The Russian billionaire will receive the cash from the annual...
America and the G8 Summit
MUCH HAS been made over the past few days that eight of the most powerful men on earth are meeting in Gleneagles. But the fact is that we live in a single superpower world. By far the most important of the eight is President George W Bush, and he does...
Becks in Battle of Peacock Celebs
Byline: IAN CHADBAND Prime ministers, royalty, film stars and a few Olympic champions are all doing their bit to sway the 2012 vote. ATV station here in Singapore last night asked the question burning on everyone's minds. Not 'Who's going to...
Belle of the Ball and Some Real Clangers; Guests at the Big Serpentine Summer Event Show How - and How Not- to Dress for a Garden Party
Byline: LAURA CRAIK IN a season of garden parties, the Serpentine Summer Party is the most glamorous of them all: the great and the good of London clink glasses with the beautiful and the surgically deformed of Europe, and everyone has a jolly good...
Benitez Tells Gerrard: Stay and Succeed Me; Liverpool Try to End Contract Stalemate with Shock Job Offer
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS RAFAEL BENITEZ wants Steven Gerrard to stay with Liverpool for the rest of his career and then become the club's manager. The Spaniard made his passionate plea after contract talks with the England star collapsed over the...
Blair: London Olympics Closer Than Ever Before
Byline: JOE MURPHY LONDON'S dream of hosting the Olympics is closer than ever, Tony Blair declares today. Striking his most optimistic note yet about the capital's bid for the 2012 Games, he tells the Evening Standard: "I think momentum has now...
Boden Spots Window of Opportunity on the Downtrodden High St
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE soaraway success of Boden, upmarket mail order outfitter to the archetypal Fulham Family, will see the clothes retailer open on the High Street backed with funds from a possible stock market float. Latest figures from Boden...
Branson Boosts Rescue Fund for Holidaymakers
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SIR Richard Branson has thrown his weight behind calls for a new [pounds sterling]300 million fund to rescue stranded travellers. The Civil Aviation Act before Parliament this week mentions the new fund but makes no commitment...
Brazilian Beauty Linked to VW Bribery Scandal
Byline: ALLAN HALL THE bribery scandal at Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen (VW) is widening to take in a beautiful Brazilian woman linked to the union boss who quit his job last week. Investigators are now reportedly looking at her relationship...
Bush Tells Blair: No Favours over Climate Change
Byline: JASON BEATTIE TONY BLAIR today suffered a setback ahead of the Gleneagles summit after George Bush ruled out a Kyoto-style deal on climate change. Mr Bush said he was not going to grant any favours to Mr Blair on global warming as a payback...
Chelsea on Alert for [Pounds Sterling]30m; Gerrard Anfield Crisis Sparks New Interest from Champions
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON CHELSEA are waiting in the wings with a British record transfer bid for Steven Gerrard after the England midfielder broke off negotiations with Liverpool over a new deal. The Premiership champions had written off any hopes...
Children's Choice
Byline: KATIE LAW IF FOR some reason, age or inclination, your brood won't be glued to the new Harry Potter, here are some alternatives. Older boys especially will find Anthony Horowitz's Ark Angel (Walker Books, [pounds sterling]6.99) irresistible....
City Spy
SO, there's Ken Livingstone and Transport for London wanting to extend the C-charge zone. But first they promise to undertake a consultation exercise to find out what the public really thinks. This involves cold-calling residents in the area affected,...
Cleo Built to Carry On
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS OPERA Giulio Cesare Glyndebourne A STANDING ovation, richly deserved, greeted Glyndebourne's first staging of Handel's tragicomedy, Giulio Cesare. Musically, visually, dramatically, this was vintage stuff. And...
Daylight Robbery as the [Pounds Sterling]8 C Charge Comes in; INCREASE STARTS TODAY BUT JUST ONE IN TEN DRIVERS WILL BE DETERRED
Byline: CHRISTINA BOYLE;ROSS LYDALL DRIVERS have condemned the congestion charge rise but admit they will have little choice but to pay it. A survey of motorists already paying to enter the central London zone found the increase to [pounds sterling]8...
Dictators Are the Real Curse of Africa
Byline: DAVID MELLOR I DON'T deny Bob Geldof 's sincerity, nor the magnitude of his achievement in getting a self-centred bunch of ageing rockers to do their bit for Africa. And if Live8 has raised global consciousness about world poverty, that's...
Does This Huge Dust Cloud Hold the Secret of All Life? 'FANTASTIC' IMAGE AS SPACECRAFT SMASHES INTO COMET 83 MILLION MILES AWAY
Byline: MARK PRIGG THIS is the first picture of a Nasa spacecraft smashing into a comet 83 million miles from earth. Scientists hope the image and information it will provide about the inside of the comet will help them understand how life was...
Dramatic New Met Poster to Bring Home Horror of Teen Gun Crime; AS POLICE LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN, VICTIM'S DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT FOR FIRST TIME
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE DAUGHTER of a carpenter shot in the head by a teenager in a row over a minor car crash spoke out for the first time today to support a new campaign against gun crime. Lee Mullings, 20, described her family's anguish...
Fabulous Federer Aims for the Stars
Byline: LEO SPALL YOU could almost hear a groan from Andy Roddick, who was 10 feet away scratching his head after finishing a demoralised runner-up for the second year running, when Roger Federer expressed his desire to capture a fourth title. ...
Facts Behind the Fiction; Two of the Leading Contenders for This Year's Man Booker Prize Are, Essentially, Biographies in Novel Form. but Does It Really Matter When They Are So Good?
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THE Man Booker Prize is awarded to the "best novel" of the year (written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland). This brief formula contains big trouble. Best for what? Best for whom? And then, just as...
Fathers Who Deserve Justice
YASMIN Alibhai-Brown is wrong to condemn Fathers4Justice (29 June). Whether she likes the group's tactics or not, its members have had the guts to agitate for the right to access that most of them deserve. She's even more wrong, surely, to assume...
Finally- the Avocado without a Stone; but Where Do You Put the Cocktail Prawns?
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN IT IS the problem that has divided chefs: just what is the best way to extract an avocado's big, slippery stone without risking injury or messing up your kitchen? Now importers have come up with an answer - the stoneless...
Forget Sales, Head to Oxfam; How the Charity Chain Is Selling the Best Designer Bargains, from Kensington to Cobham, the Land of Footballers' Wives
Byline: SARAH MOWER;RACHEL BELTON;CHARLIE GRIFFITHS HOW is this for a telling retail incident of our times? This summer, of all the fashion shops in London, there's only one place I've been so desperate to buy a garment that I've watched it, queued...
For Style Just Try Paris for Style Why the American Ms Hilton Was the Belle of the Garden Party Ball
IN A season of garden parties, the Serpentine Summer Party is the most glamorous of them all. The great and the good of London clink glasses with the beautiful and the surgically deformed of Europe, and everyone has a jolly good time spotting the most...
GERMANS IN SNUB TO LIVE8; Geldof Asked 'Are You Listening?' but Now Schroder Turns Deaf Ear to Aid Plea
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR'S hopes of a G8 deal for Africa look set to be wrecked by Germany. Britain wants to secure one of the key themes of Live8 by getting an agreement at this week's Gleneagles summit to double aid. But despite heavy...
Gerrard Alert; Liverpool Crisis Sparks New Chelsea Interest in [Pounds Sterling]30m Star
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON CHELSEA are waiting in the wings with a British record transfer bid for Steven Gerrard after the England midfielder broke off negotiations with Liverpool over a new deal. The Premiership champions had written off any hopes...
Getting under the Skin of Every Office's Ogre; Martin Lukes: Who Moved My Blackberry?
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST TO READ this novel is to enter the all-too familiar world of convoluted management-speak and hideous corporate culture. Even though Kellaway's work is fiction and deliberately humorous, for anyone who has ever been close...
Hammering Home the Real Bargains; Escommercial Property
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES THE most compelling thing about auctions is the sheer mix of properties that goes under the hammer. Savills, which has been staging residential auctions for some years, recently launched a separate operation dealing with commercial...
HARRY TEACHER WINS ETON CASE; Artist Claimed That She Helped Prince in Exam
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON;ROBERT MENDICK THE teacher who accused Prince Harry of being an exam cheat was unfairly dismissed by Eton, a tribunal ruled today. But the tribunal's judgment was critical of Sarah Forsyth, 30, for secretly taping the prince...
Hedge Fund 'Wannabes and Failures' Blasted
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE vast majority of hedge fund managers are wannabes, hasbeens and never-weres, and incapable of generating the marketbusting, double-digit returns that investors are led to believe, major research by top consultant KPMG has...
Highlighting Problems with the Paris Stadium Gives London's Rivals the Chance to Seize on a Blunder
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER THE gloves were off today in London's increasingly tense battle for the 2012 Olympics with Paris. Lord Coe (left) and his bid team appeared to make a gaffe when they publicly criticised Paris's Stade de France. The comments...
How I Won the West; Pack Your Pistol for Real Cowboy Action
Byline: STEVEN KING WILD John Scattershot wears a pair of bonehandled Colt Peacemakers holstered around his waist. The spurs on his boots jingle as he moseys over to a fat man in a 10-gallon hat. Welcome to the Silver Queen Mine Regulators' Club,...
How the Five Bids Compare
LONDON Estimated cost: [pounds sterling]3.6 billion Details: Visionary plan mixing iconic venues with new stadiums, such as state-of-the-art 80,000-seater Olympic Stadium and Village in Stratford, and Horse Guards Parade for the beach volleyball...
How the Five Bids Compare
Byline: JOE MURPHY LONDON Estimated cost: [pounds sterling]3.6 billion Details: Visionary plan mixing iconic venues with new stadiums, such as state-of-the-art 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium and Village in Stratford. Pros: Massive legacy of housing...
I Had to Speak out Says the Girl Who Stole Billion Hearts
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK LONG after the rock stars packed up their guitars and returned to their mansions, it will be Birhan Woldu's appearance at Live 8 that will stay in the public consciousness. The 24-year-old student today spoke about how...
I Lost My Mother and Sister, So That Picture Still Upsets Me Now
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK LONG after the rock stars have packed up their guitars, it will be Birhan Woldu's appearance at Live8 that will stay in the public consciousness. The 24-year-old Ethiopian student today spoke about how she found the courage...
IN THE HOT SEAT 'The Government Has Shamelessly Exploited Fear of Identity Theft'; Academic Simon Davies, One of the London School of Economics Experts Behind a Damning Report into the Identity Card Scheme, Was Attacked Last Week by Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Here, Davies Defends the Report
Byline: BARNEY CALMAN Q They've got ID cards in France, Holland, Sweden, and Germany among other places. Why wouldn't they work here? A In the US they have drivers' licences but they've never accepted an ID card, even in the aftermath of 9/11....
I Say All Kids Should Have Their Hearts Checked out before They Play Sport; Ian Botham, Arguably England's Greatest All-Round Cricketer, Explains Why He Has Become Honorary President of the Centre of Sports Cardiology Run by the Charity Cry - Cardiac Risk in the Young
Byline: LIZ BESTIC I FIRST heard of Cry when my best friend Terry Yorath's son died for no apparent reason at the age of 15. One minute he was kicking a football around the garden, the next he had dropped down dead. Shortly afterwards I got a...
It's Roger and out for Rivals as Federer Has No Equal
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN THE wretched thing about Roger Federer, professionally speaking, is that there is so little left to write. No doubt today's sports pages are laden with florid eulogies to his peerless talent . . . and yet however well merited...
ITV on the Bid Schedule as Trio Plot [Pounds Sterling]6.6bn Swoop
Byline: TOM NICHOLLS ITV jumped 7% today amid reports that US media giant Time Warner, American investment bank Goldman Sachs and British private equity fund Apax Partners are lining up a joint bid. The consortium, understood to be fronted by...
I've Joined the iPod Squad
Byline: DYLAN JONES MEN have always measured success using a variety of yardsticks. Might be the size of our bank balance. Might be our postcode. Could be our girlfriend. Or - and this goes back a long way - the size of our - biceps. Once,...
Jay Kay Adds Some Much-Needed Groove; B-Live
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON B-Live Clapham Common MUCH could have gone wrong at this three-day, open-air minifestival. Ominous clouds continually threatened to turn the summer-party atmosphere into one of muddy misery; the second day of the...
Jordan's New Goal on the West End Stage
Byline: STUART JAMES Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan is used to drama in football but has turned his attentions to backing a new play, writes Stuart James SIMON JORDAN is not a man who believes he should bow to pressure. The Crystal Palace...
Lloyd Webber in [Pounds Sterling]11m Deal to Sell West End Theatres to Broadway Man; FOUR OF CAPITAL'S FAMOUS VENUES SET TO CHANGE HANDS IN REALLY USEFUL MOVE
Byline: SARAH MARKS;LUKE LEITCH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is today poised to sell four of his West End theatres to legendary Broadway producer Max Weitzenhoffer for [pounds sterling]11 million. The deal will redraw the map of London's theatreland....
Lloyd Webber Makes a Really Useful [Pounds Sterling]11m as He Sells off Four Theatres
Byline: SARAH MARKS;LUKE LEITCH ANDREW Lloyd Webber is today poised to sell four of his West End theatres to legendary Broadway producer Max Weitzenhoffer for [pounds sterling]11 million. The deal will redraw the map of London's theatreland....
Met Chief's Urgent Message on Guns
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT LONDON must get to grips with a "rising cohort" of young hoodlums to cut gun crime, Scotland Yard chief Sir Ian Blair warned today. While shootings here are still far rarer than in cities such as Los Angeles, the capital...
Morgan Stanley Names New Asia Investment Head
BELEAGUERED investment bank Morgan Stanley today named Tony Archer as its new head of Asia Pacific investment management, as the firm contemplates a joint venture in China. Archer, who joins Morgan Stanley from Australia where we was director of Axa...
Motorists Resigned to Paying Charge Rise; ONLY ONE IN 10 WILL BE PUT OFF BY THE [Pounds Sterling]8 TOLL AS INCREASED RATE STARTS TODAY
Byline: CHRISTINA BOYLE;ROSS LYDALL DRIVERS have condemned the congestion charge rise but admit they will have little choice but to pay it. A survey of motorists already paying to enter the central London zone found the increase to [pounds sterling]8...
New NASA Picture That Holds Clue to Life and the Universe; 'FANTASTIC' IMAGES AS SPACECRAFT IS DELIBERATELY SMASHED INTO COMET 83 MILLION MILES AWAY
Byline: MARK PRIGG THIS is the first picture of a Nasa spaceship smashing into a comet 83 million miles from earth. Scientist hope the historic image will help them understand how life was created. It was revealed today only minutes after...
Now Federer Plans to Rewrite History
Byline: LEO SPALL Roddick says Swiss star is unbeatable as the champion vows to eclipse records of Borg and Sampras, reports Leo Spall YOU could almost hear a groan from Andy Roddick, who was 10 feet away scratching his head after finishing a...
Oh Brother, Naked Pool Party Lands Channel 4 in Hot Water; TV WATCHDOGS WANT SHOW AXED AFTER MOST EXPLICIT SCENES YET
Byline: SAM LYON BIG BROTHER was today criticised by TV watchdogs after one of the most explicit episodes in the reality show's history. Three of the contestants stripped and openly fondled one other in the pool after an alcohol-fuelled evening....
Old Master Stirs Some Thrilling Memories
Byline: JACK MASSARIK Oscar Peterson Albert Hall HEARTS were heavy when this elderly superstar limped onstage on Friday to join US drummer Alvin Queen, Canadian bassist Dave Young and Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius. Eighty next month, and...
Paper Round
Daily Mail A LOTTERY winner who pocketed [pounds sterling]1.9 million has gone back to work because she is bored. Callie Rogers, 16, from Workington, Cumbria, gave up her supermarket job when she won. Now, just a few weeks after giving birth to...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Escape to the Legion 9pm, Channel 4 WE HAVE had a whole troop of life-in-the-army challenge shows march across our screens in recent years, such as Bad Lad's Army and SAS: Are You Tough Enough? And this is another one in...
Pietersen Is Ready for His Biggest Test to Date; South Africa-Born Batsman in Line to Face the Old Enemy in the Ashes Opener
Byline: DAVID LLOYD KEVIN PIETERSEN looks all but nailed on for a place in the opening Test of the Ashes series. The Hampshire batsman failed to make a big impression on his first England appearance at Lord's, scoring only six runs in the thrilling...
Pietersen Is Set to Clinch Ashes Place
Byline: DAVID LLOYD Kevin Pietersen looks all but nailed on for a place in the opening Test of the Ashes series. The Hampshire batsman failed to make a big impression on his first England appearance at Lord's, scoring only six runs in the thrilling...
[Pounds Sterling]9m Tube Fat Cats; Outrage as Firm Is Paid Huge Bonus despite Endless Delays
Byline: DICK MURRAY;ROSS LYDALL THE private company in charge of a large section of the Tube has received bonuses totalling [pounds sterling]9 million for doing a good job - despite its lines breaking down on an almost daily basis. Politicians...
Rock Reaches for Its Summit; Live8
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD Live8 Hyde Park "LIVE8," hyperventilated Coldplay singer Chris Martin before they gallivanted into Fix You, "is the greatest thing that has been organised in the history of the world." The construction of the pyramids...
Rogge Plays Down London Gaffe over Paris Criticism as He Insists That 'Nobody Crossed the Yellow Line'
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER PARIS backed away from a public showdown with London today as the race for the 2012 Olympics heated up in Singapore. The French decided against putting in an official complaint to the International Olympic Committee after...
Rosbifs! Chirac's Blast at British Cooking
Byline: JOE MURPHY JACQUES CHIRAC has launched an astonishing attack on Britain. The French president's feud with Tony Blair plumbed new depths only two days before the decision on which city gets the 2012 Olympic Games, with Paris and London...
ROSBIFS! CHIRAC'S BLAST AT BRITISH; Days before Olympic Decision, French President's Tirade
Byline: JOE MURPHY PRESIDENT Jacques Chirac has launched an astonishing attack on British trustworthiness, farming practices and even our food. The French leader's feud with Tony Blair reached new depths only two days before the decision on which...
Skillcity
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS IT'S the biggest and best - and it's the place all young people should go before deciding on a career. SkillCity is the UK's largest national careers and training event and it opens this Wednesday at the ExCel exhibition centre...
Skills Are Vital to the Future of Britain; Jacqui Henderson, Regional Director of the London Learning and Skills Council, Explains Why Skills Are So Vital in the Modern World
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS THERE is a skills gap between the UK and our competitors that we must meet - young people are key to this and new programmes, such as the apprenticeship schemes that we fund, will hopefully show that you don't have to follow...
Spiralling Cost of NHS Dentists Puts People off Check-Ups
Byline: NEALE ADAMS THE price of going to an NHS dentist has spiralled in parts of London by up to 25 per cent in the past eight years, figures published today show. The rising fees are putting thousands of people off getting their teeth checked,...
Spirit of Lions Deserves Place in Modern Game
Byline: JOSH LEWSEY IT would be an exceptionally sad day for rugby if the British and Irish Lions were disbanded. Even though we are bitterly disappointed to lose the series, this has been a fantastic trip for all the players. I have been to...
Summer Reading
Byline: DAVID SEXTON Saturday by Ian McEwan (Cape, [pounds sterling]17.99) An intricately-contrived plot about 24 traumatic hours in the life of Henry Perowne, a London neurosurgeon who gets caught up in violence on the day of the Not In My Name...
Sunshine Holidays from [Pounds Sterling]99 per Person; FANTASTIC EVENING STANDARD PROMOTION
Sunshine Holidays from [pounds sterling]99 DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Majorca * Rhodes Paphos and Larnaca * Tenerife and more DESTINATIONS INCLUDE: Majorca * Rhodes Paphos and Larnaca * Tenerife and more THE EVENING STANDARD has teamed up with Thomson,...
Surreal - That Was Just Backstage and in Ross's Pod
Byline: PETE CLARK FOR those of us watching at home, the real action was not on the stage. There are limits to what can be achieved there by popular musicians - they go on, have a rant about poverty, play a couple of songs, and slide off. The...
That's Choice, Pete; Tatler Puts Singer and Kate Moss at Number One on Party List
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD HE has been in rehab for drug addiction and is one of Britain's most controversial pop stars. She is a supermodel, known as much for her social life as her looks. But Pete Doherty and Kate Moss have beaten competition...
The Howling Mob Set on Me, Grabbed My Bag, Then Said Sorry
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN THIS IS what the sign on the railings of the splendid, if unfortunately rather officiallooking, Scots-baronial mansion on the road in from Edinburgh airport said: "We are not a government building. We are a school for disadvantaged...
The Pick of Summer Reading; FICTION Which Books to Take on Holiday? David Sexton Tips the Ones to Pack - and Some to Avoid
Byline: DAVID SEXTON Saturday by Ian McEwan (Cape, [pounds sterling]17.99): Some people have objected both to the sceptical politics and the intricately contrived plot of this novel about 24 traumatic hours in the life of Henry Perowne, a...
The Scandal of Gerrards Cross; Tesco May Have Tried to Build a Store Too Far - Its Over-the-Line Project at Gerrards Cross Caved in Last Week. but Its Greed Is Matched by Government Spinelessness
Byline: CHRISTIAN WOLMAR THE rail passengers whose journeys will be disrupted over the next few months because of the collapse of the Tesco car park being built over the railway line at Gerrards Cross may not suffer in vain. By bringing to national...
They Told Me I'd Never Run Again. I Said, Can I Have That in Writing? A Year since the Accident That Nearly Killed Her, Entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox Says She's Back on Fighting Form, Immersed in an Exciting New Venture
Byline: SIMON BROOKE MARTHA Lane Fox's Mayfair flat is huge, modern and elegantly understated, but piles of books and unopened post betray the fact that she hasn't spent much time here recently; she still has to return to hospital quite regularly...
Tory Frontrunner Attacks 'Privilege'; DAVIS SETS OUT AGENDA WITH CALL FOR PARTY TO RECONNECT WITH LOST VOTERS
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TORY leadership frontrunner David Davis finally set out his stall today with a call for his party to attack "privilege" and reconnect with millions of lost voters. In a veiled attack on his rival David Cameron, the shadow home...
Tube Bosses Land [Pounds Sterling]9m Bonus (but the Delays Go On)
Byline: DICK MURRAY;ROSS LYDALL Why communters will be angry at payouts... THE private company in charge of a large section of the Tube has received multimillion-pound bonuses for doing a good job - despite almost daily breakdowns. Politicians...
TV Rookies Psychoup to Join Legion; Escape to the Legion 9pm, Channel 4
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY WE HAVE had a whole troop of life-in-the-army challenge shows march across our screens in recent years, such as Bad Lad's Army and SAS: Are You Tough Enough? And here's another in the same mould. But the difference here is...
Unacceptable Data
CONGRATULATIONS to Simon Jenkins for highlighting Government spending on failed computer systems (30 June). What is also dumbfounding, besides the vast sums wasted, is how the same companies are being employed on new projects despite having failed...
Uncovered: The Anarchist Plans for G8 Mayhem; PROTESTERS AIM TO CHAIN THEMSELVES TOGETHER AND DISRUPT TRAFFIC AT GLENEAGLES SUMMIT
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER SECRET anarchist plans to blockade the G8 summit can be disclosed today. Documents obtained by the Evening Standard reveal the anarchist battle-plan to disrupt Wednesday's summit at Gleneagles in Scotland. In a pamphlet...
Unhealthy Light on the City Rich
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON PUBLICATION at the weekend of The Sunday Times City Rich List does the Square Mile few favours. What emerges powerfully is that most have made their money either in investment banking or fund management. In both it is possible...
Wakeup to Banality
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH This Morning ITV1 WHAT an appalling anally-retentive nation we British are. Still in denial over the loss of Empire, we sit here on our pinprick of an island off the coast of western Europe, deeply suspicious of a continent...
Wartime Picture Palace; Spectacular Projections Mark 60th Anniversary
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD iSCENES from the Second World War are being projected onto Buckingham Palace to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the conflict. For six nights this week, images from the fall of Paris to VE Day will be seen on the...
We Deserve to Win -and We Do Stand a Really Good Chance
Byline: TONY BLAIR IN two days the International Olympic Committee will make its decision on who will host the 2012 Games. It will be, like all the best Olympic events, a close-run race just as you would expect when the competition consists of five...
We Gave a Lot, but Got Back Even More; This Is the Year of the Volunteer. Colin Cottell Meets Three People Whose Lives Were Dramatically Improved by Their Voluntary Work
Byline: COLIN COTTELL CITY SLICKER TO TEACHER Nikki Connelly, aged 24, single, from Clapham, worked as a volunteer for Trekforce in Belize. It took her career in a new and unexpected direction. AFTER graduating with a business management degree...
What the Experts Say
Nicola Thompson, right, acting director of communications, CITB "The construction industry needs 86,000 new people to work on upcoming building projects, such as the [pounds sterling]63 million Thames gateway development, or, potentially, the [pounds...
Who Needs School? Shunning the School System and Teaching Your Children at Home Is Seen by Many as Rather Eccentric. but, as Barney Calman Discovers, More and More Parents Are Taking This Option
Byline: BARNEY CALMAN AS SHE watched her son at his graduation ceremony last year, Lesley Barton was filled with pride, as any parent would be. Yet Louis's achievement - he got a first class honours degree in philosophy - was all the more remarkable...
Wickes Weakness Sinks Profits at Travis Perkins
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE British consumer has pulled the plug on new bathrooms and kitchens, and sales are plunging at DIY retailer Wickes - bought by builders' merchant Travis Perkins in a [pounds sterling]950 million deal in February. A shock...
Wickes Weakness Sinks Travis Perkins Profits
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE British consumer has pulled the plug on new bathrooms and kitchens and sales are plunging at DIY retailer Wickes - bought by builders' merchant Travis Perkins in a [pounds sterling]950 million deal in February. A shock...
Wilkinson Playing Down Injury Fears; I'll Be Fit for the Last Test, Vows Sidelined Jonny
Byline: CHRIS JONES JONNY WILKINSON today dismissed fears his rugby career was again in doubt despite being forced off with yet another "stinger" injury as the Lions lost the Test series in New Zealand. Wilkinson failed to survive the 48-18 defeat...