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Articles from April 2, 2004

10 Luxury Holidays to Barbados Must Be Won by 9pm
Byline: DICK MURRAY A LONDON rail company today started a price war by offering cheaper tickets to commuters willing to get up early. To claim a 15 per cent discount - worth more than [pounds sterling]50 a month to many passengers - the early...
$239Million Jackpot; but It Don't Impress Me Much, Says JR Removing the Toothpick from His Mouth
Byline: ED HARRIS "Thank the Lord": Peggy and JR Triplett were late for their press conference as they had forgotten the winning ticket. They plan to invest in property and take a holiday ARETIRED truck driver won $239 million on the lottery in...
$239 Million Jackpot Don't Impress Me Much Says Winner JR
Byline: ED HARRIS A RETIRED truck driver won $239 million on the lottery in America then declared: "It didn't excite me all that much. It's no big thing to me." JR Triplett scooped the [pounds sterling]129 million jackpot after buying five tickets...
A New Head for the BBC
LICENCE-FEE payers have got their money's worth. Michael Grade, whose appointment as chairman of the BBC was announced today, is an able, charming and hard-headed broadcaster. As controller of BBC1 and director of BBC television programmes, he commissioned...
A Right Royal Return; He Was the World's Biggest Pop Star but Then His Creative Powers Deserted Him. Now Prince Is Back with What Could Be His Best Album in a Decade
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD A STAR was reborn at this year's Grammys. Many of the audience at the back of Los Angeles' cavernous Staples Center at February's ceremony failed to recognise the tiny figure in a garish suit who opened the show alongside...
Arnie's Biggest Battle; ALMOST SIX MONTHS INTO THE JOB, CALIFORNIA'S 'GOVERNATOR' IS SQUARING UP TO THE STATE'S ANTI-BUSINESS ELEMENT
Byline: JOHN STERLICCHI SHOCK AND AWE may not have worked wonders in Iraq, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's version of the strategy is so far playing well in California. Nearly six months after his surprise election, the "Governator" has won the early...
Average House Price Soars above [Pounds Sterling]150,000; SPRING BOOM IN PROPERTY MARKET THREATENS HIGHER LOAN RATE
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE average price of a home in Britain has smashed through the [pounds sterling]150,000 barrier for the first time, in the latest sign that the property market is in the grip of a spring boom. Figures today from Halifax show...
BBC Make It Grade; APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHAIRMAN WELCOMED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CORPORATION
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;ANDR PAINE MEDIA MOGUL Michael Grade was today appointed as the BBC's new chairman in a move widely welcomed throughout the corporation. The flamboyant figure, currently chairman of Lottery operator Camelot, was chosen...
BBC Make It Grade; MEDIA MOGUL TELLS OF HIS 'PRIDE AND DELIGHT' AT BEING APPOINTED NEW CHAIRMAN
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;ANDR PAINE MICHAEL GRADE today spoke of his "pride" in being appointed the BBC's new chairman in a move widely welcomed throughout the corporation. The flamboyant figure, currently chairman of Lottery operator Camelot,...
Blunkett Feels Heat in Asylum Scandal; Intense Questions for Home Secretary over Visa Crisis as the New Immigration Minister Faces Up to Storm
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID BLUNKETT is under growing pressure today as questions continue to fly over the immigration shambles. The Home Secretary faces intense questioning about when he was told about the visa crisis that cost the career of his deputy...
Blunkett Feels Heat in Asylum Scandal; New Chairman with Independent Voice and Family Broadcasting Heritage as the New Immigration Minister Faces Up to Storm
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID BLUNKETT is under pressure today as questions continue to fly over the immigration shambles. The Home Secretary faces intense questioning about when he was told about the visa crisis that cost the career of his deputy Beverley...
'Bush Given Warning Months before 9/11'; FBI WHISTLEBLOWER'S CLAIMS ARE POTENTIAL HAMMER BLOW TO PRESIDENT
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE White House was warned months before September 11 that al Qaeda was planning to crash aircraft into skyscrapers, a whistleblower revealed today. In a potential hammer blow to President Bush's credibility, former FBI translator...
Can Islam Ever Fit in with Modern, Liberal Britain?
Byline: A.N. WILSON IF I were a British Muslim this week, I should be close to despair. How could I, as a decent, peaceable person, be sure that the rest of society did not suspect me of being a terrorist? Or if not a terrorist, then someone...
Cheap Rail Tickets for Early-Bird Commuters; Train Company Sparks Price War in Bid to Cut Overcrowding
Byline: DICK MURRAY A LONDON rail company today started a price war by offering cheaper tickets to commuters willing to get up early. To claim a 15 per cent discount - worth more than [pounds sterling]50 a month to many passengers - the early...
Cigar-Chomping Veteran with True Passion for TV
Byline: DAVID ROWAN M I C H A E L G R A D E ' S appointment will be greeted with g reat relief across the BBC - although not, perhaps, in Mark Byford's office in Broadcasting House. The cigar-chompingmulti-millionaire is seen by BBC staff as...
Cigar-Chomping Veteran with True Passion for TV; NEW CHAIRMAN WITH INDEPENDENT VOICE AND FAMILY BROADCASTING HERITAGE
Byline: DAVID ROWAN MICHAEL GRADE'S appointment will be greeted with great relief across the BBC - although not, perhaps, in Mark Byford's office in Broadcasting House. The cigar-chomping, redbracewearing multimillionaire has the broadcasting...
City Insider
Earning a wedge at Wace ONE of the major problems the investment banks have is (surprise, surprise) greed. Employees realise sooner or later that they can move elsewhere and make big bucks for themselves, rather than for their employers. Take...
City Pundits Split over Timing of Next Rate Rise
Byline: JANE PADGHAM CITY economists are split virtually down the middle on whether the Bank of England will lift interest rates next week, underlining the dilemma faced by the rate-setting monetary policy committee. Five of 12 leading Square...
Classics You Can Afford; E-Type Jags That Sold for [Pounds Sterling]100,000 in the Eighties Can Now Be Picked Up for [Pounds Sterling]30,000 or Less
Byline: MARTIN GURDON IT IS a motoring truism that people don't make bad cars any more. Plenty of them are mediocre and dull, but full-on rottenness - think last-gasp Ladas with bean-can bodies and cardboard interiors - is a thing of the past....
Classics You Can Afford; -Type Jags That Sold for [Pounds Sterling]100,000 in the Eighties Can Now Be Picked Up for [Pounds Sterling]30,000 or Less
Byline: MARTIN GURDON EIT IS a motoring truism that people don't make bad cars any more. Plenty of them are mediocre and dull, but full-on rottenness - think last-gasp Ladas with bean-can bodies and cardboard interiors - is a thing of the past....
Esprit Dives as Boss Cashes in on Retail Chain's Success
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH ESPRIT Chairman Michael Ying is reaping substantial rewards for the steady expansion of his fashion retail chain with growth that has fattened the company's bottom line, won plaudits from analysts, and made him very rich....
Fare's Fair
EARLIER THIS week, taxi fares rose in New York by more than 25 per cent. As a result, the basic charge for stepping into a cab rose from two dollars to $2.50. A steep increase - except that it was the first rise in cab rates for more than eight years....
Fare's Fair
EARLIER THIS week, taxi fares rose in New York by more than 25 per cent. As a result, the basic charge for stepping into a cab rose from two dollars to $2.50. A steep increase - except that it was the first rise in cab rates for more than eight years....
Fare's Fair
EARLIER THIS week, taxi fares rose in New York by more than 25 per cent. As a result, the basic charge for stepping into a cab rose from two dollars to $2.50. A steep increase - except that it was the first rise in cab rates for more than eight years....
Father Murdered Ex-Wife and Left Child to Find Body; LIFE FOR JEALOUS PROGRAMMER WHO HACKED INTO MOTHER-OF-TWO'S EMAILS
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN A JEALOUS divorced father who murdered his ex-wife after spending weeks tracking her movements and hacking into her email, was jailed for life today. Computer programmer Ian Madden, 54, was desperate to find out if his...
Fighting Talk; Fergie Warns Arsenal: United Are Back
Byline: LEO SPALL;STEVE STAMMERS SIR ALEX FERGUSON today challenged Arsenal's supremacy ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup semifinal by declaring that Manchester United have "turned the corner". The Old Trafford club have come out fighting ahead of the...
Fighting to Spread Their Caring Gospel; Millwall Have Gone to Great Lengths to Rid Themselves of a Notorious Reputation. Although Some People Are Still Not Convinced, the Club Are Determined to Win over the Doubters
Byline: IAN CHADBAND WHEN Millwall booked their FA Cup semi-final place to stand one game away from playing in Europe next season, one newspaper greeted the news with the words: "Be afraid. Be very afraid." It was exactly the sort of thing that...
First XI; Last Month We Launched Our Search for London's Latest Supermodels. the Response Was Extraordinary. Annabel Rivkin Meets the 11 Finalists and the Judges Who'll Decide Who Gets a Shot at the Big Time
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Our finalists: (1) Jed Joseph, 18, lives in Dollis Hill, works for a record label and does a bit of producing. He longs to travel, 'hopefully to Brazil for the carnival'. (2) Rose Reed, 16, is Brighton-based, studies at a...
Five Star Flintoff Is England's Talisman
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF is revelling in the success of his fast bowling mates but the loudest cheers here during another spectacular West Indies collapse were for the people's champion. Michael Vaughan has shown himself to be a natural...
Five-Star Flintoff Is England's Talisman
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF is revelling in the success of his fast bowling mates but the loudest cheers here during another spectacular West Indies collapse were for the people's champion. Michael Vaughan has shown himself to be a natural...
Food Spy
Byline: WILLIAM SITWELL Restaurant bites A 25-plus-stone gentleman was dining his way through the menu last week at the incredibly chic Schrager-owned St Martins Lane hotel restaurant. 'He was so enormous,' a waiter reveals, 'that we couldn't...
George Tips Gunners to Face Lions in Cup Final
Byline: MICHAEL HART GEORGE GRAHAM believes that winning the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park tomorrow could give Arsenal the momentum to repeat Manchester United's remarkable trophy treble of five years ago. The former Arsenal coach believes...
Glastonbury Ticket Chaos as 300,000 Hit Hotlines
Byline: FINIAN DAVERN FANS reacted with anger today as the scramble for Glastonbury Festival tickets turned to chaos. Although more than 60,000 tickets were sold in the first 12 hours, thousands of fans were unable to get through on telephone...
Grade Must Save the BBC
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT THE last time Michael Grade was up for the BBC chairmanship, three years ago, he issued a quixotic public appeal. "I'd like to see politics taken out of the top BBC appointments," he said, before being brushed aside contemptuously...
GRADE WINS BBC LOTTERY; Flamboyant Camelot Chief Is Named Chairman
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;ANDR PAINE MINISTERS today risked controversy by appointing media mogul Michael Grade as new chairman of the BBC. The flamboyant figure, currently chairman of Lottery operator Camelot, was chosen from a shortlist of three...
Graham Cunningham's Guide to Rest of TV Races
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM Hereford (CH4) It's hard to think this nondescript handicap will have the watching millions-turning over from the BBC's National coverage. With inform horses thin on the ground stakes are best kept to a minimum, but DAY...
Holloway's the Leading Villain in Local Feud
Byline: MATT HUGHES QUEENS PARK RANGERS and Bristol City may not be natural rivals but tomorrow's clash will be steeped in mutual dislike. Never mind February's little local difficulty at Brentford, the journey down the M4 is the trip all Rangers...
Housebuilders Make Hay as Price of Homes Jumps Again
Byline: MICKEY CLARK NEWS of another jump in house prices last month - bringing the year-on-year rise to almost 19% - is sweet music to the ears of Britain's housebuilders. They have been coining it and will continue to do so for the time being,...
Housebuilders Make Hay as Price of Homes Jumps Again; Market Report
NEWS of another jump in house prices last month - bringing the year-on-year increase to almost 19% - is sweet music to the ears of Britain's housebuilders. They have been coining it in and will continue to do so for the time being, at least, as...
Housebuilders Make Hay as Price of Homes Jumps Again; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK NEWS of another jump in house prices last month - bringing the year-on-year increase to almost 19% - is sweet music to the ears of Britain's housebuilders. They have been coining it and will continue to do so for the time being,...
How to Choose the Right Hotel in ...Dubai; Travel
Byline: SANDRA LANE FROM 18th century to 21st in just two decades, Dubai's transformation from desert outpost to modern nation and hot destination is aweinspiring. Its jaw-dropping architecture and sense of suspended reality have transformed this...
I Know Only Too Well What Can Drive a Woman to Kill-; AS HER OSCAR-WINNING NEW MOVIE OPENS, CHARLIZE THERON ON THE FAMILY NIGHTMARE THAT STILL HAUNTS HER
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH CHARLIZE Theron is not someone who, at first, gives much away. She smiles a lot and laughs nicely when she thinks she ought to but it's quite hard to pierce that tanned silky skin and see what's underneath. Something is, obviously....
Iman; (1) Beauty Buyography (2) ES SHOPPER
The 48-year-old Somali-born model and wife of David Bowie runs her own makeup and skincare line What's your newest beauty discovery? That I can actually wear blue and green eyeshadows - I never thought they went with my skin but now My biggest essential...
Is It Kate or Jecca? William Heads for Reunion with His Gap Year Friend in Kenya
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON FOR YEARS he has gone to enormous lengths to ensure he is not spotted with a girlfriend. Now, at the age of 21, Prince William has discovered, just like his father at the same age, that every time he steps out with an attractive...
Island Killer Faces Death by Hanging; WIFE TELLS OF RELIEF AS GUNMAN'S CONVICTION BRINGS 'YEARS OF HELL' TO AN END
Byline: RICHARD SMITH;PATRICK SAWER A MAN faces death by hanging after being found guilty of the murder of a millionaire businessman at his Caribbean home. Former RAF pilot Tony Fetherston, 66, from Suffolk, was blasted in the chest at point-blank...
Is Ranieri More Suited to Spurs Than Chelsea?
Byline: MATT HUGHES CHELSEA and Tottenham will spend the next few months looking for a new manager, but are unlikely to step on each other's toes. While both clubs are looking for someone to deliver trophies to their success-starved fans they...
Japanese Eager to Take Intrepid North Sea Step
Byline: STEVE HAWKES JAPANESE energy firms are emerging as the main contenders in one of the most significant North Sea oil and gas auctions to take place in the City for years. Bids for privately-owned Intrepid Energy, and its lucrative 30%...
Join Wealdstone, Claudio, but No Tinkering
FOLLOWING the launch of the Evening Standard campaign to keep Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri in London we have received many emails. Some offer new employment . . . Ranieri should manage Wealdstone. This will be an excellent opportunity for...
K&C against C-Charge
THE WELL-HEELED residents of Kensington and Chelsea will be taking to the streets tomorrow morning to march against a proposal by Ken Livingstone to extend the Congestion Charge into the Royal Borough. John Standing, the actor who is a baronet but...
Key Challenges for 'The Toughest Job outside Cabinet'
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY IMMIGRATION minister Des Browne opened his red box for the first time today - to face the toughest job outside the Cabinet. Here are the key challenges he faces: How can you restore belief in a system which has been rocked...
King Can Show That He Has More Than Bear Essentials
Byline: COLIN FLEETWOOD JONES GET on board the Bear. That's the message to Grand National punters from the Wiltshire stables of trainer Alan King. King, who had his first ever Cheltenham National Hunt Festival win last month, said: "Bear On Board...
Koeman's My Man for Blues
Byline: DAVID MELLOR LAST WEEK I said Claudio Ranieri was not the right man for Chelsea, and then came the embarrassment over Sven-Goran Eriksson. But I haven't changed my mind. The club were right to try to get Eriksson. Of course it's tough...
London's Lure Is the Heart of the Matter; COMMENTARY
Byline: PAUL BARKER YOU CAN'T live in London without being thankful for migration. You get your lunchtime sandwich from a young woman who is over from Italy on a gap year or two - London is more fun, year-round, than the Po valley. Builders...
Lulu Guinness; Pretty, Pintsized Lulu Guinness Is Every Bit as Cute as Her Creations - and She Was Wearing Vintage When It Was Still ' Secondhand'. Annabel Rivkin Rifles through Her Dressing-Up Box
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Lulu Guinness, accessories designer, looks like an illustration. She is sitting in the bright dining room of her Notting Hill house having her makeup done so, as yet, she is devoid of her trademark red lipstick. Nonetheless,...
Magnificent Macbeth; OPERA
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Royal Opera House WILD, intoxicating and erotic, the Royal Opera's gripping new production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk reminds us afresh what a natural creature of the theatre Shostakovich was...
McAteer Vows That He's Wised Up to Dennis's Little Tricks
Byline: LEO SPALL JASON McATEER says Dennis Wise will not be able to wind him up when they meet on Sunday. The Sunderland midfielder came off worst when he clashed with the Millwall player-manager repeatedly in a league game at The Den in January....
Missing a Chance to Shed Light on World of the Veil; THEATRE
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Majnoun Riverside Studios ANYONE who wanders into Majnoun on the off-chance, without having first studied the publicity material and boned up on the relevant background information, will be in for a tough 60 minutes....
More Money for Less Road
NOBODY EVER likes paying for something they have always enjoyed without paying. So it is with fury that Londoners and commuters who use the M4 motorway from Heathrow and beyond will read of plans, disclosed in our report today, to charge a [pounds...
Mothers Are Reinvented in Memory of a Master; POP
Byline: PETE CLARK Absolute Zappa Barbican ON an occasion like this, introductions are in order. The late Frank Zappa founded the Mothers of Invention in the Sixties - of necessity - because he had some sharp ideas about what did and did...
M&S to Slash 1000 Jobs in Head Offices Cutback
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE MARKS & SPENCER is to slash one in five of its administrative and financial services staff in a 1000-strong cull aimed at trimming back its overstaffed head offices. Chief executive Roger Holmes said: "This is an integral...
Murder at the Marriott: Detectives Fly to Israel; FIRST PICTURE OF HOTEL VICTIM WHO WAS FREQUENT VISITOR TO LONDON CASINOS
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT DETECTIVES are to travel to Israel to investigate the suspected gangland assassination of man at a top London hotel. Scotland Yard has named the victim as Yermia Yunataev. He was found in a room on the seventh floor of...
My London TOM CONTI; the Actor Thanks Hollywood for Letting Him Buy a House in Hampstead but Resents the C-Charge
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN Where do you live and why? Hampstead. When I first came to London, Whittingtonstyle, to seek my fortune, a fellow Scot let me doss down in his spare room in Hampstead for a little while. I instantly liked the village,...
New Police Wardens 'Speak Poor English and Exceed Powers'; MET PROBE UNCOVERS LAX VETTING OF COMMUNITY OFFICERS
Byline: ROSS LYDALL A SCOTLAND YARD investigation has revealed embarrassing flaws in the choice of London's new police wardens. Vetting of the community support officers is lax, candidates with a poor grasp of English have been allowed to join,...
Nightmare of '99 Still Fires Freddie's Quest for Vengeance
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS IN A SEASON when Arsenal have swept everyone before them it seems strange to hark back to past failures but Freddie Ljungberg has a score to settle against Manchester United at Villa Park tomorrow. Five years ago he became...
ONE LAST MORNING IN BED WITH TARRANT; Today, after 17 Years, Chris Tarrant, Affable Host of Radio's Most Popular Breakfast Show, Hangs Up His Headphones. We Joined His 4.30am Start to Find out What's Kept London Listening
Byline: EMINE SANER IT'S five to six in the morning and as we speed down The Mall in his chauffeur-driven car, Chris Tarrant sticks his head out of the window like a bouncy golden retriever and howls, his blond hair ruffling in the wind. "Good...
Palios Does Not Add Up over Sven
Byline: DAVID MELLOR JUST when you thought the saga of Sven and the England job couldn't get any dafter, it does. Poor Mark Palios is a nice man, but one who sadly only opens his mouth to change feet. Which is what he did on Wednesday when, in the...
Paradise Isle Killer Faces Execution; WIFE TELLS OF RELIEF AS GUNMAN'S CONVICTION BRINGS 'YEARS OF HELL' TO AN END
Byline: RICHARD SMITH;PATRICK SAWER A MAN faces death by hanging after being found guilty of the murder of a Harrow-educated millionaire businessman at his idyllic Caribbean home. Former RAF pilot Tony Fetherston, 66, from Suffolk, was blasted...
Pardew in Reading Peace Bid
Byline: LEO SPALL ALAN PARDEW will shake hands with Reading chairman John Madejski tomorrow and put their bitter row behind them. The West Ham manager returns to his old club for the first time since leaving under a cloud last September and is...
Persian God under Threat
TESSA JOWELL, look out. A letter is on its way to the Culture Secretary from Jill, Duchess of Hamilton warning that the Temple of Mithras in Queen Victoria Street is in danger of being buried under a City office building belonging to life assurers...
POET WINS HER SPURS; Tottenham's New Signing Is Their Resident Laureate
Byline: VALENTINE LOW FANS call it the beautiful game. And even football's most grudging critics have to admit that there is something ineffably graceful about a scintillating run by the likes of Michael Owen. But that aside, there is not much...
PROTEST; Hot under the Collar about the Proposal to Extend the C-Charge Zone - New Parking Restrictions Put the Shackles on Joggers on Hampstead
Heath I HAVE the misfortune of owning a veterinary clinic on the section of the Earl's Court Road that will be within the proposed extension of the congestion-charge zone. On an average day, we have approximately 30 financial transactions and any drop...
Rail Idea Ministers Should Back; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IF a Transport Minister was offered a deal that would cut between 1% and 2% off the nation's carbon emissions, save [pounds sterling]400 million on road maintenance, postpone the need to widen the M25 and motorways in Kent,...
Restaurant Spy
Byline: TOBY YOUNG In order to make your name as a restaurant critic it's not enough to be the first on the block to discover all the hot new restaurants. You have to identify the latest food trends as well. We all know that the vogue for Asian...
Reuters Admits It Is Still Losing out in 'Data Wars'
Byline: ROBERT LEA REUTERS today admitted that it is still losing market share in its financial data wars with arch-rival Bloomberg but claimed it is fighting back at the higher end of the market. The news, put out in a Reuters statement, took...
Rival Gangs Blamed for Explosion of PC Viruses
Byline: MARK PRIGG IT IS becoming a daily nightmare for internet users - turn on your PC and you are confronted with a mass of unwanted emails containing viruses. Until now, there have been few clues to the identity of those responsible for bringing...
Rixon Won't Accept Second-Best Surrey; in His First Interview as Coach at the Oval, the Australian Unveils Plans to Turn His New Team into Champions Again
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY STEVE RIXON looks like he means business. Stocky, tanned and sporting a walrus moustache that wouldn't be disowned by Merv Hughes or David Boon, he bustles into The Oval in shorts and t-shirt with a bat and a tennis racquet...
Sarries' Rough Diamond Set to Shine Again
Byline: MARK BALDWIN THERE is not so much a new broom sweeping through Saracens these days as an industrial cleaner. And Steve Diamond is the man who has come down from the north to operate it. Uncompromising is a word often used in connection...
SCRAP THE STATS AND JUMP ON JURANCON; Gelding Is Set to Give McCoy His First Win in Showpiece
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE ANORAKS who live their lives by statistics will tell you to avoid him like the plague, but Jurancon II can prove them all wrong by carrying AP McCoy to his first Martell Grand National victory at Aintree tomorrow. ...
Shareholders to Sue over Rage's [Pounds Sterling]5m Capital-Raiser
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING AN action group representing 500 aggrieved small shareholders in collapsed computer games group Rage is preparing to sue broker Teather & Greenwood and accountants BDO Stoy Hayward. Solicitors Leon Kaye have consulted...
SHOCK TOLL PLAN FOR M4; Drivers to Face [Pounds Sterling]2 Charge and Bus Lane Extension
Byline: DICK MURRAY A [pounds sterling]2 CHARGE may be slapped on drivers entering London on one of its busiest motorways. The fee for using the M4 would be on top of the [pounds sterling]5 a day congestion charge for travelling to the centre...
South Beach Story; Flashy, Fashionable and Open All Hours, South Beach Puts Sex into the Sunshine State. Molly Gunn Finds out What Makes Miami Nice
Byline: MOLLY GUNN It's hard to believe that until the mid-Nineties Miami's South Beach was OAP retirement heaven. But when Ian Schrager opened the fabulously hip Delano Hotel on Collins Avenue in 1995, the city's cool rating skyrocketed. Now, you're...
The Day We All Go Mad for a Bet; A Record [Pounds Sterling]170m Will Be Wagered on Tomorrow's Grand National - and the Punters Will Each Delude Themselves in Their Own Way
Byline: STEPHEN POLLARD TOMORROW is a special day for people like me, as someone who loves a bet - and for lots of other people, too. It is Grand National day - the one day of the year when millions of people who otherwise wouldn't dream of having...
The Grand National Pinstickers' Guide
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM 1: LE COUDRAY One of four JP McManusowned runners and earned top weight chasing home Best Mate at Leopardstown. Trend followers will shun him given his burden, but he has class aplenty. 2: MONTY'S PASS Bidding to become...
The Saatchi of the 18th Century; George III Was an Enthusiastic Patron of Modern Art and Left a Magnificent Collection, of Which Some 500 Works Are Now Displayed at the Queen's Gallery
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL POOR George III - six decades on the throne and all that most of us know of him is that he lost what was to become the USA, was nicknamed Farmer George for his interest in agriculture, and died a lunatic. These are bald truths....
The Talk in Formula 1
Views fit for a king, but new circuit needs soul THE [pounds sterling]83million Sakhir circuit, which hosts this weekend's inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix, is a stunning state-of-the art facility dominated by a nine-storey tower from where the nation's...
Time for a Change of Image as Dr Who Exterminates His Scarf
Byline: ANDR PAINE THE NEW Dr Who has consigned the character's famous scarf to a TV black hole. In his first interview about the revived BBC1 science fiction drama, Christopher Eccleston hinted that he would have a new look, maybe even a love...
Tonight in London
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN Here is our definitive guide to the best London has to offer - and for which you can still get tickets, seats and tables. We've searched for films, shows, gigs, one-off events and restaurants that are still taking bookings...
Top Banks Facing a Spring of Sex Claims in Courts
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER SPRING heralds a season of high profile sex discrimination court cases against big banks HBOS, Merrill Lynch and Nomura. The coming together of the claims, each potentially worth [pounds sterling]1 million-plus, coincides...
Top Restaurant and More Pubs Ban Smoking; DEMAND GROWS TO FOLLOW IRISH LEAD TOWARDS PROHIBITION IN PUBLIC
Byline: ROB MCNEIL ONE OF London's finest restaurants has banned smoking in response to customer demand. The radical move at Michelin-starred Chez Bruce in Wandsworth coincides with this week's Irish ban on smoking in public places and shows...
Union Flag Set Alight at London Mosque; UK WILL PAY - BIN LADEN IS ON HIS WAY, CHANT EXTREMIST MUSLIMS
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT MUSLIM extremists burnt the Union flag outside a London mosque today. As the flames were lit outside the Regent's Park mosque, members of al-Muhajiroun said Tony Blair was powerless to prevent a deadly attack in Britain....
United Blow; Van Nistelrooy Losing Battle to Face Arsenal
Byline: LEO SPALL;WAYNE VEYSEY RUUD VAN NISTELROOY is a serious doubt for Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal tomorrow. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted today it would be a "bitter blow" if his leading striker was ruled out because...
We're Londoners and Proud of It; Study Finds 75% Love Capital Life
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THEY may grumble about the weather and moan about the traffic - but Londoners love living in the capital, a major survey reveals today. Whether they were born in Bethnal Green, Birmingham or Brazil, the capital's residents...
We're Londoners and Proud of It; Study Finds 75% Love Capital Life
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDONERS love living in the capital, a major survey reveals today. Whether they were born in Bethnal Green, Birmingham or Brazil, nearly three quarters of residents say they are happy living in London, a figure that rises...
We Trawl the High Street, So You Don't Have to. ES SHOPPER
Must have... Spring is the time to invest in pretty wardrobe frivolities. This white clutch bag is wonderfully cute and comes in the softest leather with an of-the-moment bow detail. [pounds sterling]130, Amy Morris (020 7629 9161). Must try......
Who Says Size Matters?
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH EVER since my pioneering remake of a classic French film (The Paraplegics of Cherbourg, starring Christopher Reeve and Stephen Hawking) was booed off the screen at Cannes, I have had absolutely no interest in going to...
Win a Holiday to Grenada; ES Magazine Has Teamed Up with Spice Island Beach Resort and Thomas Cook Signature to Offer You the Chance to Win a Holiday for Two to the Caribbean Island of Grenada
The winner and their guest will spend seven nights at Spice Island Beach Resort, located on the stunning Grand Anse Beach in Grenada. With just 66 luxury suites set in beautiful surroundings, an extensive choice of land and water sports and a spa,...
YOU'LL NEVER BEAT US IN THE MONEY GAME; United Say Their Global Appeal Makes London Rivals Poor Relations
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER ARSENAL could win the Premiership, the FA Cup and even the Champions League this season - and they will still be playing catch-up with Manchester United. That is the message coming out of Old Trafford as the teams prepare...