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Articles from November 15, 2006

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1 Ingredient ... 2 Ways ... Chorizo
A filling Italian treat FRITTATA (serves 2) 4 large eggs, lightly beaten; sea salt flakes and ground black pepper; 25g grated hard cheese such as gruyere; 1 spring onion, finely chopped; 25g unsalted butter; 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed; 50g...
'30M Battery Eggs Each Year' Being Sold as Free-Range
Byline: JASON BEATTIE MILLIONS of shoppers are being cheated as a result of a major fraud involving freerange eggs. As many as 30 million battery-farmed eggs are being sold each year in shops and supermarkets across Britain under the free-range...
4x4 Tax: Bashing London's Rich or Saving the Planet
Byline: GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN KEN LIVINGSTONE'S plans to increase the congestion charge for drivers of "gas guzzlers" have been given a mixed response by Londoners. While the majority of those quizzed said they felt it was an unnecessary charge...
A Game of Dominos That Leads to Murder
.In rep until Feb 21, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000, nationaltheatre.org.uk), 7.30pm, mats 2.15pm, [pounds sterling]10-[pounds sterling]37.50. Tube: Waterloo AT THE age of 27, in 1867, the French 19th-century writer Emile Zola...
All We Hear on Iraq Is the Sound of Silence; the US Is Now Examining Where It Went Wrong in Iraq. That Merely Highlights the Inability of Tony Blair to Be More Open about Britain's Role in the Failures
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY AS I was talking to a close ally of the Prime Minister, the conversation turned - doesn't it always now - to Iraq. I supported the war and would do so again because I believe Saddam had flouted the will of the international...
Amy Shows She Doesn't Need Rehab; Songs Not Sleaze Is Her Way to Success
POP Amy Winehouse KoKo NW1 ..... JODY THOMPSON POOR Amy. The north London girl was playing the hometown gig of her life last night at Camden's KoKo, before a sell-out crowd on the back of critical acclaim for her second Motown-esque album...
A Sunday Giant That's Just Taken a Tumble; MEDIA
Byline: ROY GREENSLADE FOR many years The Sunday Times has appeared to be invulnerable. While its rivals have struggled with falling sales it has slowly built circulation, added to its pagination and attracted sufficient advertisers to enable...
Bacon's Addict Painting Sets [Pounds Sterling]7.9m Record
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK A SHOCKING Francis Bacon painting has sold for [pounds sterling]7.9million, an auction world record for a work by the British artist. Version No 2 of Lying Figure With Hypodermic Syringe, depicting a female nude apparently...
Bank Gang of Seven to Form Trading Rival to LSE
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SEVEN of the world's biggest investment banks today laid down a challenge to Europe's top stock exchanges by saying they will set up their own share trading system next year, seriously undercutting the charges made by existing...
Bank Plays Down Rate Rise Chances
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE HOMEOWNERScould be spared a further interest rate rise after a major report from the Bank of England today suggested the spectre of soaraway inflation is fading. The Bank's monetary policy committee is charged with keeping...
Berry Winter; Plunder the Fruitful World of Evergreens for Plants That Will Be Eager to Do Any Job You Ask, Says Pattie Barron Homes & Property
Byline: PATTIE BARRON EVERGREENS, endlessly versatile and wonderfully accommodating, make the best living landscape. You can clip them, train them, coax them and even brutally chop them pretty much into any shape you want. A Portuguese laurel clipped...
BLAIR'S FINAL FIGHTBACK AS CAMERON ATTACKS LEGACY; but Reid's Stark Terror Forecast Overshadows PM's Last Queen's Speech
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR launched his final programme of new laws today with critics saying his period in Downing Street was ending with a whimper rather than a bang. The Prime Minister made a spirited defence of his record in the Commons...
BLAIR'S LAST TARGETS ARE TERRORISM AND CRIME; New Security Laws Are Focal Point of Final Queen's Speech
Byline: JOE MURPHY;PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR put anti-terror and crime measures at the heart of his final Queen's Speech today amid claims he will create a US-style homeland security department. The Prime Minister sought to establish his legacy with...
BP Lifted by Sale of [Pounds Sterling]154m Stake in Enagas of Spain
Byline: MICKEY CLARK OIL giant BP put on 3p to 596p today after raising e230 million ([pounds sterling]154 million) with the sale of its entire 5% stake in Spain's Enagas. US broker Lehman Brothers arranged a placing of 11.94 million shares with...
BP Lifted by Sale of [Pounds Sterling]154m Stake in Enagas of Spain
Byline: MICKEY CLARK OIL giant BP put on 1p to 594p today after raising e230 million ([pounds sterling]154 million) with the sale of its entire 5% stake in Spain's Enagas. US broker Lehman Brothers arranged a placing of 11.94 million shares with...
BP Offloads [Pounds Sterling]154 Million Stake in Enagas of Spain
Byline: MICKEY CLARK OIL giant BP marked time at 593 today after raising e230 million ([pounds sterling]154 million) with the sale of its entire 5% stake in Spain's Enagas. US broker Lehman Brothers arranged a placing of 11.94 million shares...
Bumper Christmas for the City as Bonuses Rise by 30 per Cent
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN SENIOR City bankers will see their yearend bonuses surge by as much as 30 per cent this winter. The forecast of a lavish rewards season comes in a report from a leading City headhunting firm. It says "the mood is buoyant...
California Dreaming; TRAVEL
Byline: PETER HARDY California dreaming When Peter Hardy last lived in San Francisco, he stayed with Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix jammed on the sofa. On his return almost 40 years later, he finds the city has clearly moved on but still retains...
Champion of the Unsayable Who Lets His Fans Have a Say; COMMENTARY
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU TALL, cool, charismatic comedian Reginald D Hunter has a track record for stirring up controversy. He has been nominated for two Perrier Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival but his confrontational pronouncements on race...
City Set for Bumper Christmas as Bonuses Soar by 30 per Cent
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN SENIOR City bankers will see their yearend bonuses surge by as much as 30 per cent this winter. The forecast of a lavish rewards season comes in a report from one of the City's leading headhunting firms. It says "the...
Cityspy
*HATS off to David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse cofounder who is set to inject his [pounds sterling]243 million private property portfolio into a joint venture with Morgan Stanley. Ross, who has a near-[pounds sterling]600 million stake in Carphone,...
City Spy
*HATS off to David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse cofounder who is set to inject his [pounds sterling]243 million private property portfolio into a joint venture with Morgan Stanley. Ross, who has a near-[pounds sterling]600 million stake in Carphone,...
Clarke: Veil Row Was Just Grandstanding
Byline: JOE MURPHY FORMER Cabinet minister Charles Clarke will tonight accuse the Government of "grandstanding" in the row over Muslim veils. In a hard- hitting speech Mr Clarke will say the controversy started by Jack Straw and backed by Tony...
Coffee Creme; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: CARAMEL QUIN There is more than one way to crush a bean. Caramel Quin tries out 10 coffee machines to taste the difference MAKING a cup of quality coffee has never been easier. The hard part is choosing which of the many different "coffee...
Comic's Poster That's Too Offensive for Tube
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ LONDON Underground was today accused of censorship after banning posters for a comedy show. Tube bosses said adverts for Pride And Prejudice And Niggas by African-American comedian Reginald D Hunter were "likely to offend"....
Cosy beyond the Commuter Belt; TRAVEL
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY Cosy beyond the commuter belt There's tradition, fantastic food and comfort in the South Downs - and plenty to keep the children amused HOTEL REVIEW OCKENDEN MANOR, SUSSEX INSTRUCTIONS for relaxing family weekend...
Crash Woman Seeks [Pounds Sterling]10m 'For Losing Intellect'
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A FINANCIAL executive who says her "magnificent intellect" was destroyed by a scooter crash is bidding for almost [pounds sterling]10 million compensation. Ingrid Van Wees, 40, had an IQ in the "very superior range" before...
Critic's Choice Top Ten Films
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM CRITIC'S CHOICE TOP TEN FILMS Borat 15, 83 mins Cultural learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan: Undoubtedly the most vulgar comedy of the year for at least an hour of its short 83 minutes...
Cromwell, Plato and a Rumpus on Campus; AND INCIDENTALLY
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK OXFORD dons are fighting among themselves over proposals to hand financial control to a council of outsiders. But if the spectacle of quarrelling academics is all too familiar, the growing threat to universities' autonomy...
Decca, the Duchess and JFK; THE Londoner's Diary
MUCH has been read into Debo, Duchess of Devonshire's close relationship with President Kennedy, following publication of her late sister's private correspondence, Decca, the Letters of Jessica Mitford. In particular, Decca writes to her husband Bob...
Despised Referees Need Our Help, Not Sympathy
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THE nation's football columnists have come to the aid of referees in recent days. Under headlines such as "Protect The Men In Black" and "Back Poll For Doing Exactly As He Should" two distinguished writers, frequently praised...
Diary of an Estate Agent; Homes & PropertyDucking Indecent Proposals, Seeing off French Maids and Censoring Saucy Snaps - a Hot Week for Our West End Agent
Byline: ROBERT BURWOOD Monday I had a valuation at a block in Soho, where I sold a studio flat to a single female doctor a few years ago. I hoped by now she had either moved on or had married. Shortly after she moved in, she called and invited me...
Diners Will Feel at Home in the Kitchen
Review TOM'S KITCHEN 27 Cale St SW3 0207349 0202 Average price for two with wine: [pounds sterling]80 Diners will feel at home in the Kitchen TOM'S KITCHEN is the cute little brother to the super-pricey, arguably best-food-in-London joint, Tom...
Doctors Split over Plan to Let Babies Die When Born at 22 Weeks or Earlier
Byline: REBECCA SMITH DOCTORS were split today on whether to back a plan to end routine resuscitation of premature babies born after only 22 weeks in the womb. The advice, part of a series of guidelines for doctors and parents dealing with premature...
Doumen Leads French Invasion of Haydock
Byline: WILL HAYLER HAYDOCK are gearing up for a French invasion this weekend with up to half a dozen horses expected at Saturday's valuable Betfair Chase meeting. Francois Doumen, no stranger to any British punter after his exploits over the...
EMI Banking on Beatles after Sales Hit Sour Note
MUSIC giant EMI saw first-half profits tumble today but expects strong recovery in the second half with new album releases from The Beatles, Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones. Chairman Eric Nicoli said: "Our first half is always less important...
EMI Banks on Rally after a 55% Dive
Byline: NICK GOODWAY MUSIC giant EMI saw its first-half profits tumble today but said it expects a strong recovery in the second half with new album releases from the Beatles, Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones. Chairman Eric Nicoli...
Ex-Chief Lemley Stands by His Remarks
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE former Olympics chief who savaged London's chances of completing preparations for the 2012 Games today said he stood by his accusations. Jack Lemley, 71, quit as chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority last month claiming...
Four-Star Prince Looks a Proper Charlie; This Is London's MESSAGEBOARD
Does Prince Charles deserve his promotion? IT IS truly amazing what the royal family is allowed to get away with. Prince Charles receives promotions in not one but three military services, without ever having to do the work required of all other...
Fox Wife Who Flees a Claustrophobic Home
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE Rambert Dance Company/Mixed Bill Sadler's Wells *** REVIVING Lady into Fox may prove one of Mark Baldwin's best decisions. It's a little-seen ballet from 1939 by British dance maker Andree Howard that Rambert's...
Future Shocks; Will the Pressures of a Rising Population, Climate Change and Bureaucracy Scupper the Mayor's Plan for London to Be Energy Efficient by 2020? Jane Barry Reports
Byline: JANE BARRY LONDON is struggling. From water shortages to flash floods, from traffic jams to Tube chaos, from bulging landfill sites to mountains of plastic, the capital, with a population of 7.4 million, is bending under the weight of its...
GadgetZone; HOME HIFIs
Byline: MARK PRIGG THE latest batch of home hi-fis are smaller and better-sounding than ever, and are finally giving their larger separate components a run for their money in terms of sound quality. Here the experts at Stuff (www.stuffmagazine.co.uk)...
Gest Reborn as Godzilla (Crossed with Tom Jones); REVIEW
Byline: PETE CLARK I'm A Celebrity- Get Me Out Of Here IT'S day two in the encampment, and the celebrities have belatedly realised that there are other creatures in the jungle apart from them, some of which have more legs than they do and others...
Going, Going, Gone: A Collector's Life in 568 Lots
Byline: NICK CURTIS;CHRIS MILLAR Barrow boy, rock roadie and now international antiques dealer Dean Gipson tells Nick Curtis why he's selling up HE STARTED out selling fruit and veg from his parents' East End stall, left school at 14 with no...
Goodwin Signs New Sussex Deal; LONDON SPORT ROUND-UP
CRICKET ONE champions Canterbury are set to include Hungarian international pair Zoltan Hackel and Zoltan Kollar in their side for the EDF Energy National Trophy second round tie against St Ives on Saturday. The pair, both current internationals,...
Grand but Futile Plan for a Pan-European Exchange
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THERE is a long history of investment banks getting so irritated by the prices charged by financial exchanges that they get together to launch their own low-cost rival. There is an equally long history of these initiatives...
Greek Odyssey; the Smart Money Goes to the North-East Corner of Corfu Where the Rothschilds Have Their Estate. Cathy Hawker Leaves the Tourists Behind and Finds the Perfect Villa
Byline: CATHY HAWKER NICO Sarakinos, owner of Taverna Galini in San Stefano, had quite a summer this year. Business was better than ever at his scenic seafront restaurant and bar in north-east Corfu, where, along with plenty of upmarket British...
Health&Beauty
Three of a kind SALON SECRETS BODY MATTERS HAIR MOISTURISER Our health & fitness guru is on-hand to solve your problems... SINCE her breakthrough role in Bend It Like Beckham in 2002, Keira Knightley, 21, has become one of Britain's most successful...
How I Made It
Byline: CONNIE ALLFREY HOW I MADE IT Starting a new business in London is tough. Here, in the first of a series, tailor Richard James reveals how he cut it on Savile Row Where did you find the money to get started? My business partner...
I Didn't Stab Dowie in Back, Says New Valley Boss Reed
Byline: KEN DYER LES REED today denied he played any part in Iain Dowie's departure from Charlton and insisted he does have the managerial experience to keep the club in the Premiership. The former assistant head coach has taken the main job...
In Brief
Deutsche Berse poised to ditch plans for merger with Euronext DEUTSCHE BORSE was today expected to scrap its attempts to merge with Paris-based Euronext, clearing the way for the New York Stock Exchange's takeover, worth e10 billion ([pounds sterling]6.7...
In Brief
At 79, tax-shelters veteran floats toward [pounds sterling]90m Hansard windfall IT'S never too late to make a fortune - as Dr Leonard Polonsky, 79, is about to show. Polonsky, pictured, is set to reap [pounds sterling]90 million from the impending...
In the Air; Media
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER IN THE AIR . REPORTS are circulating of an icy confrontation between Sun editor Rebekah Wade and former Carlton TV boss Michael Green. The reason? He feels Wade's paper has been unduly critical of his former protege, David...
Is End of Free Banking Nigh?
Byline: ANNA DAVIS ONLINE bank First Direct came under fire today after announcing it is to start charging customers a monthly fee for using standard current accounts. The HSBC-owned bank said it would charge clients [pounds sterling]10 a month...
Islamic Extremist Is Senior Official at the Home Office
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A LEADING member of a radical Islamic group the Government planned to ban is working for the Home Office. Abid Javaid, who is a senior executive officer in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's IT department, has...
Islamic Extremist Who Works at Home Office; Senior Immigration Official Is Activist for Fundamentalist Group
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A LEADING member of a radical Islamic group the Government planned to ban is working for the Home Office. Abid Javaid, who is a senior executive officer in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's IT department, has...
Islamic Extremist Works at Home Office
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ A LEADING member of a radical Islamic group the Government planned to ban is working for the Home Office. Abid Javaid, who is a senior executive officer in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's IT department, has...
It's Elegant to BE GREY; the Catwalk Loves Grey and Is Now Sharing This Subtle and Sophisticated Colour with Home Lovers, Says Barbara Chandler
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER FASHION is loving grey this autumn, from soft cashmere knits and floaty chiffon frocks to lustrous leather bags, and now this sophisticated catwalk colour is slipping effortlessly into our homes. This season's palette runs...
Jarvis Is Back in the Frames
Byline: ANDRZEJ LUKOWSKI IF YOU'RE wondering what happened to Jarvis's surname (Cocker appears to have become a thing of the past), bear in mind that the former Pulp frontman is using one more of his given names than last time we saw him. "We",...
Joyce Is Shock Choice; England Call Up Middlesex Batsman to Replace Tresco
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ED JOYCE was today summoned as the shock choice to cover the loss of Marcus Trescothick. England batsman Trescothick jetted back into Heathrow at 5am today looking exhausted after leaving the Ashes tour with a recurrence of...
Joyce Is Shock Choice; England Call Up Middlesex Batsman to Replace Tresco England Call Up Middlesex Batsman to Replace Tresco
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ED JOYCE was today named as the shock choice to cove r for the departed Marcus Trescothick. The England opener jetted out from Sydney today, looking exhausted after leaving the Ashes tour with a recurrence of his stress-related...
Kids Helped to Face the Future
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY My New Face 9pm, Channel 4 YES, it's another programme about plastic surgery, These moving stories, however, are a slap across the vacuous face of all those self-absorbed "I feel sorry for myself" makeover shows. Cranial...
Labour Contenders' Cash Must Come to the Aid of the Party
Byline: JASON BEATTIE CASH-strapped Labour officials have ordered leadership and deputy leadership contenders to hand over a percentage of their campaign funds to the party's coffers. Under new rules which have been drawn up by the party, all...
Landlord Goes for Broke; (1) Homes & Property(2) Homes & Property Lawyer Henry Stuart Answers Londoners' Queries
Byline: HENRY STUART Three years ago, I bought a flat in an old block from a developer, who planned to build a penthouse on the roof. Part of the deal was that service charges would be capped for two years. Planning permission was refused shortly...
Lite Bites
Byline: PAUL CLEMENTS Food and drink news Reindeer all the way .CHRISTMAS has come early at Upper Glas (359 Upper Street, N1, 020 7359 1932), the Swedish dining room that relocated from London Bridge to larger premises near Islington's Camden Passage....
LondonCalling; Latest News on All the Area's Football Clubs. Every Day
THIERRY HENRY has refused to rule out Liverpool from the title race - despite ARSENAL'S 3-0 win over them on Sunday. The striker said: "I don't think they're out of it. They were only a point behind us at kick-off." SKIPPER Ian Hendon could be...
London Council Tax Has Doubled under Labour
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN COUNCIL tax bills in London have almost doubled since Labour came to power, it was claimed today. Residents have seen their bills "skyrocket" faster than any other tax under New Labour, placing a huge burden on low-income...
London Council Tax Has Risen by 86% in a Decade
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN COUNCIL tax bills in London have almost doubled since Labour came to power, it was claimed today. Residents have seen their bills increase more quickly than any other tax since 1997, placing a huge burden on the less well-off,...
Lord Sainsbury Faces Stake Plan Talks
SAINSBURY'S chief executive Justin King today said he would be meeting Lord Sainsbury to discuss what he plans to do with his huge stake in the business now he has left the Government. The Labour peer sensationally quit as Science Minister last...
Lord Sainsbury to Face Quiz on Stake
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SAINSBURY'S chief executive Justin King today said he would meet Lord Sainsbury to discuss what he plans to do with his huge stake in the business now he has left the Government. The Labour peer sensationally quit as Science...
Luxuries for Less; How to Enjoy the Flavours of Gourmet Fare without Breaking the Bank
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION LAST week saw the French wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard living up to the Gallic reputation for cold-blooded cynicism. Setting a cap at all those fat wallets who believe the most expensive bottle will always be the...
Make the Most of Glorious Autumn Leaves ... They're about to Clog the Rail Tracks; Rail Boss Warns 'Juicier' Leaf Will Bring Train Delays
Byline: DICK MURRAY COMMUTERS were warned today to expect delays to rail services because of a familiar autumn problem. Leaves that are bigger than usual after the warm summer will be ripped from trees by rain and wind as the weather deteriorates...
Marital Spat That Made a Fool of Me; CITY LIVES
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL I ROWED with the missus last night. We were in the bar of the Electric Cinema, and she was gushing about Zadie Smith, having bonded with her during the movie we'd just seen (Woody Allen's Manhattan). I was already in a foul...
McClaren Fury over Robinson Ridicule
Byline: LEO SPALL STEVE McCLAREN launched a furious defence of Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson in a bad-tempered press conference ahead of tonight's match with Holland. England's head coach was unhappy with the questioning and claimed some...
Ministers' Fatal Fascination with the Rich
Byline: DIANE ABBOTT POLICE sources have been quite open about the reason for the increased security surrounding Assistant Commissioner John Yates's inquiry into the cash-forpeerages affair. "It could topple a government, so people have to think...
Mission to Learn from Mistakes of Barcelona
Byline: GRAHAM KEELEY LONDON'S top Olympic officials are to travel to Barcelona on a "fact-finding mission" in a bid to learn from the Spanish city's staging of the Games. The city's 1992 Games were hailed as a massive success which transformed...
Mr Blair's Last Bid for His Legacy
TODAY'SQueen's Speech at the state opening of Parliament will be Tony Blair's last as Prime Minister. As such, it can be expected to include a raft of legislation designed to help cement his place in history - and to send a firm message that he...
Murdoch to Regain Slice ofNews Corp
Byline: BILL CONDIE RUPERT MURDOCH today said he was close to a deal to buy back media tycoon John Malone's huge stake in News Corp. Such a deal would lead him to drop News Corp's controversial "poison pill" put in place after Malone bought into...
MY BATTLE TO MAKE CRAIG THE NEW BOND; at First Fans Tore into the New 007 Actor as a Gollum Lookalike. but at Last Night's Premiere, He Was Being Hailed as the Best since Connery
Byline: NICK CURTIS BOND is back. At the Leicester Square premiere of Casino Royale the Queen, Prince Philip and ex-Bond girls Maryam D'Abo and Michelle Yeoh celebrated the debut of a stripped back, realistic Bond for the 21st century. For Daniel...
Nappy Valley GROWS UP; South London Is Now an Established Family Area. David Spittles Finds Pockets of Opportunity for the Next Generation Wanting to Settle Down
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES FRENZIED house buying, fuelled by City bonuses, has skewed the property market in London. While many homes in Kensington and Chelsea have jumped 25 per cent-plus this year - and, according to estate agency Savills, are set...
NEW UK TERROR ATTACKS HIGHLY LIKELY, SAYS REID; Stark Prediction Steals PM's Thunder on Day of His Last Queen's Speech
Byline: JOE MURPHY A STARK warning that a new terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" was issued by the Home Secretary today. John Reid also revealed that security chiefs now believe "waves" of atrocities are being planned from abroad by...
No10 Denies Attempt to Halt Cash for Honours Prosecution
Byline: JASON BEATTIE DOWNING STREET today flatly denied claims that it had instructed lawyers to challenge a cash-for-peerages prosecution. No 10 was said to have begun preparations for a legal battle in which it would argue that alleged police...
No 10 Denies Move to Kill Cash-for-Peerages Case
Byline: JASON BEATTIE DOWNING Street today flatly denied it had instructed lawyers to challenge a cashforpeerages prosecution. It was reported that No 10 had begun preparations for a legal wrangle in which it would argue that alleged police leaks...
Off with the Suit, on with the Wellies; Homes & PropertyA Farm Has Become the Ultimate Accessory for City Highflyers. Fay Sweet Meets the Londoners Who Love Getting Mud on Their Boots
Byline: FAY SWEET IN THE country all things are seasonal, including the buying and selling of farms, and this late autumn/early winter sale season is proving to be the busiest for a good five years. "Demand is far outstripping supply," says farm...
OLYMPIC BILL UP BY ONE BILLION; New Admission from 2012 Boss
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE COST of the London Olympics is sure to soar above [pounds sterling]5 billion. An increase of about [pounds sterling]1.6billion is blamed on extra security, an unexpected VAT bill and the Government's demand that a 60 per...
Olympic Bosses Hope to Learn from Barcelona's Mistakes; Chiefs to See Failing Legacy of 1992 Games
Byline: GRAHAM KEELEY LONDON'S top Olympic officials are to travel to Barcelona on a "fact-finding mission" in a bid to learn from the Spanish city's staging of the Games. The city's 1992 Games were hailed as a massive success which transformed...
Olympics Bill Sure to Soar above [Pounds Sterling]5bn Says Games Chief
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE COST of the London Olympics is sure to soar above [pounds sterling]5 billion. An increase of about [pounds sterling]1.6billion is blamed on extra security, an unexpected VAT bill and the Government's demand that a 60 per...
Order, Order! Speaker's Phone Gaffe at No.10; THE Londoner's Diary
AT A Downing Street reception to discuss the new legislation unveiled in the Queen's Speech, a mobile phone went off. Ministers looked round the room, sharing the "not me" looks. Then Tony Blair discreetly said to the Speaker, Michael Martin,...
Oval Gets into Shape; the Development of a Former Mail-Order Headquarters Is Helping to Make Oval a Big-Hitting Location. David Spittles Reports
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES AN UNPRETENTIOUS pocket of south London, famous for its cricket ground, Oval is about to have another of its local landmarks redeveloped. The Victorian hub of mail-order firm Freemans will become a mix of 260 homes, offices...
Please Find Gang Who Knifed My Son to Death
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A TEENAGER stabbed to death by a gang of 30 youths was a brilliant young footballer with a bright future, his family said today. Pastor ' s s on Eugene Attram, 16, was on his way to a fireworks display with friends in...
Porkies in Cyberspace?
Porkies in cyberspace? NEXT time you read an online review that raves about "an unforgettable atmosphere" and "a five-star dining experience" you might be tempted to take it with a pinch of salt. This week it emerged that scores of consumer websites...
[Pounds Sterling]25,000 for Son's Murder Is 'Slap in the Family's Face'
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ THE family of Asian prisoner Zahid Mubarek who was murdered by his racist cellmate today described an offer of [pounds sterling]25,000 compensation as a "slap in the face". Mr Mubarek, 19, was bludgeoned to death by psychopath...
[Pounds Sterling]25,000 for Zahid's Murder Is a 'Slap in the Family's Face'
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ THE family of Asian prisoner Zahid Mubarek who was murdered by his racist cellmate today described an offer of [pounds sterling]25,000 compensation as a "slap in the face". Mr Mubarek, 19, was bludgeoned to death by psychopath...
[Pounds Sterling]300,000 FOR A TWISTED ANKLE; Former Tube Manager Sues for Trip Down a Few Steps
Byline: DICK MURRAY;CHRIS MILLAR EXCLUSIVE A FORMER Tube manager is suing his bosses for [pounds sterling]300,000 over a twisted ankle. Kailash Sharma, 51, fell as he walked down a flight of four steps at Wanstead station three years ago....
Prime Flats Pass [Pounds Sterling]1m Barrier
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE average price of central London f lats has passed [pounds sterling]1 million for the first time following an increase of 11.9 per cent since last October, figures show today. The price of an average house in central...
Q: How Long Do Drivers Spend in Traffic Jams? A: Two Ice Ages a Year
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS RECORD road delays in London have been uncovered by new research. Each year, the delays suffered by drivers of the four million vehicles on the capital's key roads add up to a total of 19,500 years - equal to two ice ages....
Radio 3 Isn't out of Tune
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT Tweaks to the schedule have outraged certain core listeners, who fear the betrayal of the highbrow station's principles. But it can't stay frozen in time A MEASURE of Radio 3's barometric importance to the nation is that...
Rambert Dancers Show There's Life in the Old Fox; BALLET Ballet Rambert Sadler's Wells EC1
Byline: SARAH FRATER REVIVING Lady Into Fox may prove one of Mark Baldwin's best decisions. It's a littleseen ballet from 1939 by British dance maker Andree Howard that Rambert's director has recreated from an old film, adding new music and costumes,...
Rattled Mcclaren
Byline: MICHAEL HART HAD Steve McClaren arrived in Holland expecting life to be all tulips, windmills and clogs, he was given a rude awakening last night. The England coach was shocked by the bumpy ride he was given by the media in a country...
REALLY USEFUL Bargains; Homes & propertyThis Week, Alison Cork Prepares for Winter with New Carpet, Discount Fireplaces and Warm Floors
Byline: ALISON CORK Get cooking with colour Vibrant colour is becoming increasingly popular in kitchens, so make Alno a first port of call if you want to brighten up your kitchen. The firm has a range of kitchen designs to complement its choice...