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Articles from April 1, 2010

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A Continent and Its City Limits ; Exhibition
URBAN AFRICA: DAVID ADJAYE Design Museum, SE1 WHEN we think of Africa, we only rarely think of great cities. Londonbased architect David Adjaye (who was born in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania) ambitiously aims to address what is a continent-sized void in...
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A Continent and Its City Limits; Exhibition
Byline: KIERAN LONG URBAN AFRICA: DAVID ADJAYE Design Museum, SE1 WHEN we think of Africa, we only rarely think of great cities. Londonbased architect David Adjaye (who was born in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania) ambitiously aims to address what is...
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After the Beast, It's Nice to Face a Human Being!
Byline: David Haye Big-fight diary All this week Londoner David Haye has written an exclusive diary for the Evening Standard ahead of his first defence of the WBA world heavyweight championship. In this, his final entry before Saturday's clash with...
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After the Beast, It's Nice to Face a Human Being!
All this week Londoner David Haye has written an exclusive diary for the Evening Standard ahead of his first defence of the WBA world heavyweight championship. In this, his final entry before Saturday's clash with John Ruiz, the Hayemaker offers a special...
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A Glass and a Half of Wine and You're over the Limit
Byline: Andrew Neather Wine critic THIS is an exciting week for wine critics, who have converged on Bordeaux for the first comprehensive tastings of the 2009 vintage. But amid the raving over yet another "vintage of the century" for claret -- I'm...
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A Glass and a Half of Wine and You're over the Limit
THIS is an exciting week for wine critics, who have converged on Bordeaux for the first comprehensive tastings of the 2009 vintage. But amid the raving over yet another "vintage of the century" for claret -- I'm trying not to sound bitter here, not having...
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A LOVE LESS ORDINARY ; Tilda Swinton Insists That Her Life in the Wilds of the Highlands, with a Younger Lover and Free-Spirited, Long-Haired Children, Is Utterly Normal. and Her Newest Film Explains the Importance of Following Your Heart, Wherever It Leads. Hermione Eyre Gets a Lesson in Love
Tilda Swinton has always been iconoclastic, with her androgynous hairdo, her experimental filmmaking and her radical politics (she was one of the last of the cardcarrying Communists). Today, however, the taboo being broken is rather tame: we are opening...
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A LOVE LESS ORDINARY; Tilda Swinton Insists That Her Life in the Wilds of the Highlands, with a Younger Lover and Free-Spirited, Long-Haired Children, Is Utterly Normal. and Her Newest Film Explains the Importance of Following Your Heart, Wherever It Leads. Hermione Eyre Gets a Lesson in Love
Byline: Hermione Eyre Tilda Swinton has always been iconoclastic, with her androgynous hairdo, her experimental filmmaking and her radical politics (she was one of the last of the cardcarrying Communists). Today, however, the taboo being broken...
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Also Showing
Byline: Derek Malcolm REMEMBER ME Cert 12A, 113 mins ** TWILIGHT'S Robert Pattinson and Lost's Emilie de Ravin star in Allen Coulter's downbeat romance. But before you faint with pseudo-sexual anticipation, be warned that they are a neurotic...
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Also Showing
REMEMBER ME Cert 12A, 113 mins **TWILIGHT'S Robert Pattinson and Lost's Emilie de Ravin star in Allen Coulter's downbeat romance. But before you faint with pseudo- sexual anticipation, be warned that they are a neurotic rather than an erotic pair. Tyler...
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Ancelotti's Inspired by His Theatre of Dreams
Byline: Simon Johnson CARLO ANCELOTTI once achieved the greatest moment of his career with a draw at Old Trafford, but he is adamant Chelsea will go for the win against Manchester United on Saturday. Seven years ago Ancelotti's AC Milan side...
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Ancelotti's Inspired by His Theatre of Dreams [Edition 2]
CARLO ANCELOTTI once achieved the greatest moment of his career with a draw at Old Trafford, but he is adamant Chelsea will go for the win against Manchester United on Saturday.Seven years ago Ancelotti's AC Milan side drew 0-0 with Juventus in the Champions...
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Another Bumpy Ride Lies Ahead ; CITY COMMENT
THIS hedge fund lark is clearly not as easy as it looks. It is well known that a large number of funds got caught out by the financial crash so badly that their clients lost faith and they had to go out of business, but the survivors seemed to be finding...
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Another Bumpy Ride Lies Ahead; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton THIS hedge fund lark is clearly not as easy as it looks. It is well known that a large number of funds got caught out by the financial crash so badly that their clients lost faith and they had to go out of business, but the...
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Bay Watch ; Superyachts, Celebrities, Oligarchs and Private Islands: This Isn't Monte Carlo, It's Montenegro's Kotor Bay. Andy Barker Places His Bet on the New Mediterranean Hotspot
In the 1950s and 1960s the Balkan Riviera was the place to dock if you were avoiding ex-lovers in gossipy Portofino and wanted more exclusivity than Monte Carlo. From Sophia Loren and Richard Burton to the Queen, its visitors were of the highest calibre....
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Bay Watch; Superyachts, Celebrities, Oligarchs and Private Islands: This Isn't Monte Carlo, It's Montenegro's Kotor Bay. Andy Barker Places His Bet on the New Mediterranean Hotspot
Byline: Andy Barker In the 1950s and 1960s the Balkan Riviera was the place to dock if you were avoiding ex-lovers in gossipy Portofino and wanted more exclusivity than Monte Carlo. From Sophia Loren and Richard Burton to the Queen, its visitors...
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Bosses Attack Mandelson in Row on NI Rise
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent LORD MANDELSON was engulfed in a furious row with business leaders today after they backed Tory plans to cut a planned National Insurance increase. The Business Secretary accused the businessmen...
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Bosses Attack Mandelson in Row on NI Rise [Edition 2]
LORD MANDELSON was engulfed in a furious row with business leaders today after they backed Tory plans to cut a planned National Insurance increase.The Business Secretary accused the businessmen of falling for a "deception being peddled" by David Cameron...
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Bosses' Pay Opens Standard Life Up to Hypocrisy Claims
Byline: Simon English HOPES that leading investors such as Standard Life might take serious action to stem executive pay were dented today when the insurer revealed what it is paying its own top brass. The annual report shows that the leading...
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Bosses' Pay Opens Standard Life Up to Hypocrisy Claims
HOPES that leading investors such as Standard Life might take serious action to stem executive pay were dented today when the insurer revealed what it is paying its own top brass.The annual report shows that the leading three directors at Standard Life...
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Brideshead Revisited Revisited for Another Generation
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD THE LESSONS by Naomi Alderman (Viking, [pounds sterling]12.99) IN 2006 Naomi Alderman published Disobedience, an extraordinary novel set in the orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon. Ronit, the cigarette-smoking, trouser-wearing,...
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Brideshead Revisited Revisited for Another Generation
THE LESSONS by Naomi Alderman (Viking, Pounds 12.99) IN 2006 Naomi Alderman published Disobedience, an extraordinary novel set in the orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon. Ronit, the cigarette-smoking, trouser-wearing, bisexual daughter of a rabbi, returns...
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BUNDLE! ; Everyone Joins in the Punch-Ups in a 3D Classical Romp in Which the Greek Heroes Behave More like a Gang of Lager loutsFILM OF THE WEEK
CLASH OF THE TITANS Cert 12A, 106 mins ***IWONDER if the Pope ever pops down to the Vatican Museums. It might cheer him up -- the collection contains items depicting the lives of gods and demi-gods who were forever getting themselves into hot water....
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BUNDLE! Everyone Joins in the Punch-Ups in a 3D Classical Romp in Which the Greek Heroes Behave More like a Gang of Lager Louts FILM OF THE WEEK
Byline: Andrew O'Hagan CLASH OF THE TITANS Cert 12A, 106 mins *** IWONDER if the Pope ever pops down to the Vatican Museums. It might cheer him up -- the collection contains items depicting the lives of gods and demi-gods who were forever getting...
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Camden Pride Hurt by 'Snub' from William ; Londoner's Diary
IT'S grim oop north London. Gallerist Alex Proud, director of the Proud Gallery in Camden Stables, has launched an astonishing attack on Prince William, saying "the royal seal of approval is the cool kiss of death". Proud says his space was the original...
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Camden Pride Hurt by 'Snub' from William; Londoner's Diary
IT'S grim oop north London. Gallerist Alex Proud, director of the Proud Gallery in Camden Stables, has launched an astonishing attack on Prince William, saying "the royal seal of approval is the cool kiss of death". Proud says his space was the original...
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Chechen Leader Admits Moscow Bombings and Warns of 'War'
Byline: Peter Dominiczak A CHECHEN militant chief has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings on Moscow's metro that left 39 dead. Islamic extremist Doku Umarov said in an internet video that the attacks were revenge for the killing of...
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Chechen Leader Admits Moscow Bombings and Warns of 'War'
A CHECHEN militant chief has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings on Moscow's metro that left 39 dead.Islamic extremist Doku Umarov said in an internet video that the attacks were revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces.His...
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'Child Abuse Is Ghastly but What about the Filth That Is Allowed to Sluice through Young Minds?' ; the Bishop of London Talks about Church Scandal, Atheism and the Royals
EASTER week began with bishops' claims that Christians were being persecuted by a secular Establishment, with continuing stories of child abuse and cover-up within the Catholic Church and with the publication of the latest controversial Philip Pullman...
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'Child Abuse Is Ghastly but What about the Filth That Is Allowed to Sluice through Young Minds?'; the Bishop of London Talks about Church Scandal, Atheism and the Royals
Byline: Sarah Sands EASTER week began with bishops' claims that Christians were being persecuted by a secular Establishment, with continuing stories of child abuse and cover-up within the Catholic Church and with the publication of the latest controversial...
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China's Insatiable Appetite for Metals Brings Cheer to Commodities ; MARKET ROUND-UP
CHINESE cheer put a shine on mining shares today.Figures showed a big pick-up in manufacturing in the metal- munching nation in February, sending the commodity producers' shares soaring in London. Xstrata was up 46 1/2p to 1295p, Antofagasta rose 33p...
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China's Insatiable Appetite for Metals Brings Cheer to Commodities; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin CHINESE cheer put a shine on mining shares today. Figures showed a big pick-up in manufacturing in the metal-munching nation in February, sending the commodity producers' shares soaring in London. Xstrata was up 461/2p...
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CURTAIN CALL ; London's Theatres Are on an Unprecedented High, with Revenues of Half a Billion Pounds Last Year. Hannah Nathanson Reviews the Playmakers and Their Supporting Casts
Nica Burns is president of the Society of London Theatres and chief executive of Nimax Theatres, which owns five theatres, including the Lyric and Apollo, which it bought from The Really Useful Group in 2005.Richard Eyre The boss at the National from...
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CURTAIN CALL; London's Theatres Are on an Unprecedented High, with Revenues of Half a Billion Pounds Last Year. Hannah Nathanson Reviews the Playmakers and Their Supporting Casts
Byline: Hannah Nathanson Nica Burns is president of the Society of London Theatres and chief executive of Nimax Theatres, which owns five theatres, including the Lyric and Apollo, which it bought from The Really Useful Group in 2005. Richard...
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DISCARDING THE DIVINITY OF JESUS ; THE GOOD MAN JESUS AND THE SCOUNDREL CHRIST by Philip Pullman (Canongate, Pounds 14.99) CONCEIVING GOD; THE COGNITIVE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF RELIGION by David Lewis Williams (Thames and Hudson, Pounds 18.95)
REMEMBER, anyone, the Private Eye Christmas cover that features a traditional Nativity scene, with Mary, angels and the rest? The caption, from Joseph, goes: "It's a girl!" Another variant is: "It's twins!" That last one is the gist of this book by Philip...
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DISCARDING THE DIVINITY OF JESUS; THE GOOD MAN JESUS AND THE SCOUNDREL CHRIST by Philip Pullman (Canongate, [Pounds Sterling]14.99) CONCEIVING GOD; THE COGNITIVE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF RELIGION by David Lewis Williams (Thames and Hudson, [Pounds Sterling]18.95)
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH REMEMBER, anyone, the Private Eye Christmas cover that features a traditional Nativity scene, with Mary, angels and the rest? The caption, from Joseph, goes: "It's a girl!" Another variant is: "It's twins!" That last one...
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Elton: I'm Just like a Grandfather to My 22 Billy Elliots
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent SIR Elton John wept as he paid tribute on the fifth anniversary of the West End musical to the 22 boys who have played Billy Elliot. The singer, who wrote the music for the production, said he...
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Elton: I'm Just like a Grandfather to My 22 Billy Elliots
SIR Elton John wept as he paid tribute on the fifth anniversary of the West End musical to the 22 boys who have played Billy Elliot.The singer, who wrote the music for the production, said he felt like a grandfather to the boys -- 19 of whom returned...
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Emirates Roar Helped Salvage Draw, Claims Overwhelmed Henry
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent THIERRY HENRY believes the noise generated by Arsenal's supporters enabled the Gunners to rescue a desperate situation at Emirates Stadium last night. The Barcelona striker today thanked the fans for...
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Emirates Roar Helped Salvage Draw, Claims Overwhelmed Henry
THIERRY HENRY believes the noise generated by Arsenal's supporters enabled the Gunners to rescue a desperate situation at Emirates Stadium last night.The Barcelona striker today thanked the fans for the warm reception they gave him in his first game...
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FABREGAS: YOU CAN BEAT BARCA WITHOUT ME ; Arsenal Skipper Issues Rallying Call to His Team-Mates Ahead of Champions League Second-Leg Clash after He Is Ruled out of Emotional Return to His Former Club
CESC FABREGAS today insisted Arsenal can knock Barcelona out of the Champions League at the Nou Camp next week, even though he will be one of three players already ruled out.Arsenal came from two goals down in the last 20 minutes to secure an amazing...
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FABREGAS: YOU CAN BEAT BARCA WITHOUT ME; Arsenal Skipper Issues Rallying Call to His Team-Mates Ahead of Champions League Second-Leg Clash after He Is Ruled out of Emotional Return to His Former Club
Byline: James Olley Football Correspondent CESC FABREGAS today insisted Arsenal can knock Barcelona out of the Champions League at the Nou Camp next week, even though he will be one of three players already ruled out. Arsenal came from two goals...
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Fans on the Web
When Barca went 2-0 up, I just sank in my chair and decided that was it, we were out for sure. But we showed great strength of character, even if we were played off the field. To be back in the tie is great and only an idiot would write off Arsenal....
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Five Places to Celebrate Easter with Children
Byline: Charles Campion GALVIN AT WINDOWS 22 Park Lane, W1 (020 7208 021, www.galvinatwindows.com) There's a special Easter Sunday lunch menu at this eyrie with spectacular views over Hyde Park, priced at [pounds sterling]58 for three courses including...
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Flashbulb
Byline: Edited by Andy Barker FOUR MINUTES WITH CLAUDIA SCHIFFER How are you feeling? I still have lots of energy. I'm due in May. Boy or girl? It's a girl, we found out yesterday. With the last two they were coming out of the hospital without a...
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Flashbulb
FOUR MINUTES WITH CLAUDIA SCHIFFER How are you feeling? I still have lots of energy. I'm due in May. Boy or girl? It's a girl, we found out yesterday. With the last two they were coming out of the hospital without a name. I think it will be the same...
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French Are Aiming to Trawl for British Students
TODAY, I can reveal that two of France's biggest financial institutions are launching a major assault on the UK's High Street banking heritage. They are set to open more branches than any other bank over the coming months. This will shake Virgin...
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French Are Aiming to Trawl for British Students
TODAY, I can reveal that two of France's biggest financial institutions are launching a major assault on the UK's High Street banking heritage. They are set to open more branches than any other bank over the coming months.This will shake Virgin Bank,...
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Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
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Girls Allowed
Byline: Derek Malcolm KICK-ASS Cert 15, 117 mins IT'S true that Mary Whitehouse wouldn't have liked Matthew Vaughn's film, and the Daily Mail probably won't like it either. After all, an 11-year-old girl vigilante called Hit-Girl (the remarkable...
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Girls Allowed
KICK-ASS Cert 15, 117 mins IT'S true that Mary Whitehouse wouldn't have liked Matthew Vaughn's film, and the Daily Mail probably won't like it either. After all, an 11-year-old girl vigilante called Hit-Girl (the remarkable Chloe Moretz) uses the four-letter...
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Glad Rags to Riches: Net-A-Porter Founder Makes Pounds 50m in Sale
WHAT started as a search for a pair of jeans on the internet a decade ago today made former fashion journalist Natalie Massenet Pounds 50 million.The unsuccessful browse through cyberspace gave her the idea for the Net-A-Porter shopping website.It was...
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Glad Rags to Riches: Net-A-Porter Founder Makes [Pounds Sterling]50m in Sale
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor WHAT started as a search for a pair of jeans on the internet a decade ago today made former fashion journalist Natalie Massenet [pounds sterling]50 million. The unsuccessful browse through cyberspace...
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Glad Rags to Riches: Net-A-Porter Founder Sells Up for Pounds 350m [Edition 2]
WHAT started as a search for a pair of jeans on the internet a decade ago today made former fashion journalist Natalie Massenet Pounds 50 million.The unsuccessful browse through cyberspace gave her the idea for the Net-A-Porter shopping website.It was...
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Glad Rags to Riches: Net-A-Porter Founder Sells Up for [Pounds Sterling]350m
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor WHAT started as a search for a pair of jeans on the internet a decade ago today made former fashion journalist Natalie Massenet [pounds sterling]50 million. The unsuccessful browse through cyberspace...
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Glynn Eyes Big Prize but Is He Right for Ladbrokes?
Byline: Nick Goodway GOOD luck to Richard Glynn and his potential [pounds sterling]12 million golden hello to take over the reins from Chris Bell running Ladbrokes. He's going to need every horseshoe, four-leafed clover and rabbit's foot he can...
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Glynn Eyes Big Prize but Is He Right for Ladbrokes?
GOOD luck to Richard Glynn and his potential Pounds 12 million golden hello to take over the reins from Chris Bell running Ladbrokes.He's going to need every horseshoe, four-leafed clover and rabbit's foot he can lay his hands on.I don't know Glynn but...
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God Have Mercy on Wenger's Destroyed and Battered Troops
Byline: Matthew Norman AFTER as resplendently positive a night's football as any in memory, excuse the churlishness if I start with a negative. But with Arsene Wenger's optimistic quotes about his second-leg prospects reading persuasively like every...
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God Have Mercy on Wenger's Destroyed and Battered Troops
Byline: Matthew Norman AFTER as resplendently positive a night's football as any in memory, excuse the churlishness if I start with a negative. But with Arsene Wenger's optimistic quotes about his second-leg prospects reading persuasively like every...
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God Have Mercy on Wenger's Destroyed and Battered Troops
AFTER as resplendently positive a night's football as any in memory, excuse the churlishness if I start with a negative. But with Arsene Wenger's optimistic quotes about his second-leg prospects reading persuasively like every newspaper's idea of an...
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God Have Mercy on Wenger's Destroyed and Battered Troops [Edition 2]
AFTER as resplendently positive a night's football as any in memory, excuse the churlishness if I start with a negative. But with Arsene Wenger's optimistic quotes about his second-leg prospects reading persuasively like every newspaper's idea of an...
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Good Friday
ASHES TO ASHES BBC1, 9pm IT'S 1983 and Alex (above) is feeling a bit better after being shot by Gene at the end of the last series. Or, as Gene would prefer to put it, after falling onto his bullet. Apart from being convinced that people off the telly...
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Good Friday
ASHES TO ASHES BBC1, 9pm IT'S 1983 and Alex (above) is feeling a bit better after being shot by Gene at the end of the last series. Or, as Gene would prefer to put it, after falling onto his bullet. Apart from being convinced that people off the telly...
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Health Problems of Children in London among Country's Worst
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor LONDON has among the worst rates of child health problems in the country. Tooth decay, child obesity and infant deaths are well above the national average, according to a report funded by the Department...
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Health Problems of Children in London among Country's Worst
LONDON has among the worst rates of child health problems in the country.Tooth decay, child obesity and infant deaths are well above the national average, according to a report funded by the Department of Health.London is also the region with the highest...
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How to Survive a Showbiz Marriage -- and Staying Best Friends with My Ex ; Keeley Hawes Stars in the Final Ashes to Ashes Series Tomorrow. She Talks to Liz Hoggard about Juggling the Thespian Life
KEELEY Hawes set millions of pulses racing after her first appearance in Ashes to Ashes in suspenders and a micro-mini. So it's a slight shock when you meet her to realise that the 34-year-old is the mother of three young children under 10. If anything,...
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How to Survive a Showbiz Marriage -- and Staying Best Friends with My Ex; Keeley Hawes Stars in the Final Ashes to Ashes Series Tomorrow. She Talks to Liz Hoggard about Juggling the Thespian Life
Byline: Liz Hoggard KEELEY Hawes set millions of pulses racing after her first appearance in Ashes to Ashes in suspenders and a micro-mini. So it's a slight shock when you meet her to realise that the 34-year-old is the mother of three young children...
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Inside the Heads of the Bank Bosses
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THE DEVIL'S CASINO: FRIENDSHIP, BETRAYAL AND THE HIGH-STAKES GAMES PLAYED INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS by Vicky Ward (John Wiley, [pounds sterling]18.99) THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis (Allen Lane,...
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Inside the Heads of the Bank Bosses
THE DEVIL'S CASINO: FRIENDSHIP, BETRAYAL AND THE HIGH-STAKES GAMES PLAYED INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS by Vicky Ward (John Wiley, Pounds 18.99) THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE by Michael Lewis (Allen Lane, Pounds 25) BUSINESSES succeed or fail because...
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Inspired Igor Keeps Jose Waiting in His Semi-Final Bid
Byline: Tom Collomosse INTER MILAN remain on course for a Champions League semi-final showdown with Barcelona or Arsenal after a deserved 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow in the San Siro last night. Despite dominating the game, the Italian's were...
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Inspired Igor Keeps Jose Waiting in His Semi-Final Bid
INTER MILAN remain on course for a Champions League semi-final showdown with Barcelona or Arsenal after a deserved 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow in the San Siro last night.Despite dominating the game, the Italian's were frustrated by an inspired goalkeeping...
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Inspired Igor Keeps Jose Waiting in His Semi-Final Bid [Edition 2]
INTER MILAN remain on course for a Champions League semi-final showdown with Barcelona or Arsenal after a deserved 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow in the San Siro last night.Despite dominating the game, the Italian's were frustrated by an inspired goalkeeping...
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It's Uncertainty the City Fears, Not a Coalition ; Political Stalemate and the Prospect of a Second Election Would Do the Most Damage to the Economy
ACCORDING to popular wisdom, the pound will collapse and all hell will break loose if, come 7 May, the day after the likely election, no party has an overall majority.Actually, that isn't quite right: the main proponents of this notion of impending apocalypse...
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It's Uncertainty the City Fears, Not a Coalition; Political Stalemate and the Prospect of a Second Election Would Do the Most Damage to the Economy
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor ACCORDING to popular wisdom, the pound will collapse and all hell will break loose if, come 7 May, the day after the likely election, no party has an overall majority. Actually, that isn't quite right: the...
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Keep Volunteers Free of the State
WITH regard to David Cameron's Big Society proposals: additional funding for grassroots charities is obviously good news and especially so in the present climate. The money needs to be made readily available -- small charities don't have the resources...
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Keep Volunteers Free of the State
WITH regard to David Cameron's Big Society proposals: additional funding for grassroots charities is obviously good news and especially so in the present climate.The money needs to be made readily available -- small charities don't have the resources...
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Kiss-and-Tell on Alcoholism
Byline: KATIE LAW THE TRUTH ABOUT LEO by David Yelland (Penguin, [pounds sterling]6.99) SO this week the former editor of The Sun, David Yelland, has been delivering the ultimate kiss-and-tell story on himself, in order to publicise his debut crossover...
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Kiss-and-Tell on Alcoholism
THE TRUTH ABOUT LEO by David Yelland (Penguin, Pounds 6.99) SO this week the former editor of The Sun, David Yelland, has been delivering the ultimate kiss-and-tell story on himself, in order to publicise his debut crossover kidult novel, confessing...
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Life Class Robert Rowland Smith on the Meaning of Chocolate Go to Theschooloflife.com
It's unpleasantly brown in colour, leaves your hands sticky, and because in its raw form it is so intensely bitter, it requires so much added sugar that it makes you fat. Oh, it's also got a huge carbon footprint and it gives you spots. Now give that...
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Life Class Robert Rowland Smith on the Meaning of Chocolate Go to Theschooloflife.Com
It's unpleasantly brown in colour, leaves your hands sticky, and because in its raw form it is so intensely bitter, it requires so much added sugar that it makes you fat. Oh, it's also got a huge carbon footprint and it gives you spots. Now give that...
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London Gives Its Verdict on the 2012 Eyeful Tower
Byline: Louise Jury, Ross Lydall and Mira Bar-Hillel LONDONERS passed judgment today on the ambitious and audacious design for a giant [pounds sterling]19.1 million sculpture for the Olympic park. Leading figures, including the head of the Arts...
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London Gives Its Verdict on the 2012 Eyeful Tower
LONDONERS passed judgment today on the ambitious and audacious design for a giant Pounds 19.1 million sculpture for the Olympic park.Leading figures, including the head of the Arts Council, welcomed Anish Kapoor's proposal for a 115 metre-high asymmetric...
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MAGICAL CHOCOLATEY MYSTERY TOUR ; the 22 Bus Route from Piccadilly to Putney Is the Best in London. or So Thinks Chocoholic Victoria Stewart
MY TICKET to Willie Wonka's chocolate factory has finally arrived. However, this is no trip down memory lane with the Oompa Loompas but something even more mouth-watering. I'm on the 22 bus, travelling across London to visit some of the best chocolate...
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MAGICAL CHOCOLATEY MYSTERY TOUR; the 22 Bus Route from Piccadilly to Putney Is the Best in London. or So Thinks Chocoholic Victoria Stewart
Byline: Victoria Stewart MY TICKET to Willie Wonka's chocolate factory has finally arrived. However, this is no trip down memory lane with the Oompa Loompas but something even more mouth-watering. I'm on the 22 bus, travelling across London to visit...
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Majoring in Cheese
Byline: DAVID SEXTON L'ART DU FROMAGE 1A Langton Street, SW10 (020 7352 2759, www.artdufromage.co.uk) [pounds sterling]70-[pounds sterling]80 for two MANY'S the long night I've dreamed of cheese -- toasted, mostly," says Ben Gunn in Treasure Island....
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Majoring in Cheese
L'ART DU FROMAGE 1A Langton Street, SW10 (020 7352 2759, www.artdufromage.co.uk) Pounds 70-Pounds 80 for two MANY'S the long night I've dreamed of cheese -- toasted, mostly," says Ben Gunn in Treasure Island. Me too, me too, even without the benefit...
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Mandy's Wrong over NI, Claim Business Leaders
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent LORD MANDELSON struck out at highprofile business leaders today after they backed Tory plans to cut a planned National Insurance increase. The Business Secretary accused the businessmen of...
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Mandy's Wrong over NI, Claim Business Leaders
LORD MANDELSON struck out at highprofile business leaders today after they backed Tory plans to cut a planned National Insurance increase.The Business Secretary accused the businessmen of falling for a "deception" by David Cameron and George Osborne...
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Manufacturing Rockets to Bolster Hopes of a Recovery
Byline: Hugo Duncan THE economic recovery looked to be strengthening today as British manufacturers benefited from the weak pound. A key survey showed manufacturing activity rose at its fastest rate for more than 15 years last month, driven by...
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Manufacturing Rockets to Bolster Hopes of a Recovery
THE economic recovery looked to be strengthening today as British manufacturers benefited from the weak pound.A key survey showed manufacturing activity rose at its fastest rate for more than 15 years last month, driven by demand for UK goods overseas.It...
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Met Detective 'Sabotaged Lawrence Murder Probe'
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A METROPOLITAN Police detective has been disciplined for sabotaging a new inquiry into the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. Detective Sergeant Paul Steed, 49, was demoted and fined by the force...
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Met Detective 'Sabotaged Lawrence Murder Probe'
A METROPOLITAN Police detective has been disciplined for sabotaging a new inquiry into the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.Detective Sergeant Paul Steed, 49, was demoted and fined by the force after tampering with a crucial log of hundreds...
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Mobile Customers to Save Pounds 800m as Charges Are Cut [Edition 2]
MOBILE phone bills are set to fall dramatically after a ruling today by the industry watchdog.Consumers are expected to save Pounds 800 million a year as charges for making calls to other networks or landlines are slashed. Ofcom has told the big four...
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Mobile Customers to Save [Pounds Sterling]800m as Charges Are Cut
Byline: Nick Goodway and Sri Carmichael MOBILE phone bills are set to fall dramatically after a ruling today by the industry watchdog. Consumers are expected to save [pounds sterling]800 million a year as charges for making calls to other networks...
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MOBILE PHONE CHARGES SLASHED ; WATCHDOG CUTS COST OF CALLS TO OTHER NETWORKS AND LANDLINESMobile Users 'To Save Pounds 800m' from Cut in Charges
MOBILE phone bills are set to fall dramatically after a ruling today by the industry watchdog.Consumers are expected to save Pounds 800 million a year as charges for making calls to other networks or landlines are slashed.Regulator Ofcom has told the...
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MOBILE PHONE CHARGES SLASHED; WATCHDOG CUTS COST OF CALLS TO OTHER NETWORKS AND LANDLINES; Mobile Users 'To Save [Pounds Sterling]800m' from Cut in Charges
Byline: Nick Goodway and Sri Carmichael MOBILE phone bills are set to fall dramatically after a ruling today by the industry watchdog. Consumers are expected to save [pounds sterling]800 million a year as charges for making calls to other networks...
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VINCENT VAN GOGH: PAINTED WITH WORDS BBC1, 5.10pm ANYONE who has ever had the alarming experience of watching Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh in Vincente Minnelli's biopic, Lust for Life, or indeed listened to Don McLean's emetic ditty, Vincent, may...
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Monday
VINCENT VAN GOGH: PAINTED WITH WORDS BBC1, 5.10pm ANYONE who has ever had the alarming experience of watching Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh in Vincente Minnelli's biopic, Lust for Life, or indeed listened to Don McLean's emetic ditty, Vincent, may...
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MY NIGHT AT COVENT GARDEN (THE MARKET, NOT THE OPERA) ; London's Premier Fruit-and-Veg Wholesalers Is Crucial to British Producers, Says Rosie Boycott
A COUPLE of weeks ago, I spent a night in Covent Garden market with the market traders. There was one topic of conversation to which they all returned: the unreliability of vegetable supplies. Unusually violent storms in February had wrecked most of...
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