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Articles from April 1, 2010

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Byline: 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...
My Year of Pain since Ian's G20 Death; Newspaper Vendor's Widow Attacks Delays in Decision on Prosecution
Byline: Kiran Randhawa IAN TOMLINSON'S family told today of the year they have lost struggling with torment and grief since he collapsed and died at the G20 protest. In an exclusive interview with the Standard, they also spoke of their anger at...
Ofcom Is Wrong to Bash This Pioneer; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton ABOUT 20 years ago in the depths of John Major's recession the late Lord Rothermere, proprietor of the Daily Mail group, which at that time included the Evening Standard, told me why he had just made a major personal investment...
Paperbacks
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH WORDS CAN DESCRIBE by Abi Grant (Picador, [pounds sterling]6.99) WHEN something terrible happens, says Abi Grant, people say, "Words cannot describe how I feel." Well, something terrible happened to Grant. A serial rapist broke...
Park Lane Flats for Rent, a Mere [Pounds Sterling]25,000 a Week
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter TWO four-bedroom Park Lane penthouses are on the market to rent for [pounds sterling]25,000 a week each -- the equivalent of [pounds sterling]150 an hour. The price is the highest since the recession...
RETURN OF THE RAJ; Asian Colour, Spice and Verve Are Little in Evidence in Food More Suited to Old India Hands Who Seldom Ate Native
Byline: Fay Maschler COLONY BAR & GRILL * 7-9 Paddington Street, W1 (020 7935 3353). Open daily. Bar 11am-midnight. Restaurant noon-3pm and 6pmmidnight. Lunch thali [pounds sterling]14.50. Colonial Sunday Roast [pounds sterling]22.50....
Saracens Chief Urges RFU to Help Clubs in '[Pounds Sterling]20m Crisis'; Nigel Wray Fears That a Premiership Side Could Go Bust Unless More Aid Is Given to Stem Huge Losses
Byline: Chris Jones NIGEL WRAY today revealed Saracens will lose nearly [pounds sterling]3million this season, with the other 11 Guinness Premiership clubs on course for a total deficit of more than [pounds sterling]20m. Sarries' decision to...
Saturday
DR WHO BBC1, 6.20pm HERE we go. It's New Who, with gangly Matt Smith as the freshly regenerated Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion, dressed in an abbreviated version of a policewoman's uniform that looks as though it came from Ann Summers. Coming...
Schumacher's 'Not Lost His Competitive Edge'; Formula One Great Looks a Shadow of the Driver Who Won a Record Seven Titles but Mercedes Chief Insists Only a Fool Would Write Him off. David Smith Reports
Byline: David Smith MERCEDES arrived in Kuala Lumpur for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix having closed ranks around Michael Schumacher, whose Formula One comeback has yet to get out of first gear. In the opening two rounds of the title chase Schumacher,...
Schwarzer Can Keep Wolves from the Door; Fulham Manager Roy Hodgson Is Backing His Unsung Hero to Thwart the Threat of the Prolific Germans in Their Big Clash Tonight. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith FULHAM will find themselves thrown to goal-hungry wolves tonight but Roy Hodgson believes he has just the man to muzzle one of the most effective attacks in European football. If Fulham's remarkable progress through the Europa...
Security Fear as Burglar Takes Pupils' Details
Byline: Rashid Razaq SECURITY details of thousands of schoolchildren have been stolen from the home of a council employee. About 20 unauthorised and unencrypted CDs and memory sticks containing names, dates of birth, attainment records and in...
SHADY LADY; Madonna Has Designed a New Range of Sunglasses for Dolce & Gabbana. ES Sneaks Backstage on Steven Klein's Campaign Shoot to See a Diva in Action
Why did you start working with Madonna? Stefano Gabbana: For the premiere of In Bed with Madonna in 1991 she wore a Dolce & Gabbana guepiere [bustier]. Domenico Dolce: We didn't know she'd be wearing it, but after seeing the photographs in magazines,...
Son's Anger as Court Awards His Father's Fortune to Ex Lover; FAMILY FEUD OVER ESTATE OF CYPRIOT MILLIONAIRE
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger THE son of a millionaire today told of his disappointment after his father's former lover won a share of the family fortune. Diane Holliday, 47, was awarded a payout from the estate of Cypriot Ramadan Guney, who...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Sooner or later you're going to have to make decisions that will upset somebody. Listen to what others want, then give thought to what you want. After that, organise things as you desire,...
Stars Ramtastic
Aries 20 Mar - 19 Apr The growing emphasis on practical matters may seem dull. However, Saturn's return, on Wednesday, to accent obligations justifies the effort. First, you untangle what isn't working. This reveals several unrewarding arrangements...
Stephen Merchant Is Drawn to Hampstead's Holly Bush
Byline: Words by Hannah Nathanson Where do you live? North West London. What's your earliest London memory? Going to the theatre to see Michael Crawford in the musical Barnum and being amazed when he did a tightrope walk halfway through. But being...
Summer of Strike Threats on Transport and in Public Sector
Byline: Dick Murray Transport Correspondent LONDON faces a summer of repeated strikes by transport and public sector workers. As rail bosses and union leaders fought it out at the High Court to prevent a week of national train strikes -- starting...
Sunday
WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - ALIENS BBC2, 9pm WHAT I love about Professor Brian Cox is the fearless familiarity with which he approaches scientific concepts, bearing down on the vastness of space with the confidence of a liontamer approaching a well...
Take 3 Patisseries
Louis Patisserie 32 Heath Street, NW3 (020 7435 9908) What Since 1963, this unassuming Hungarian tea room with wood panelling and leather benches has seen plenty of ogling at its creamy pastries and freshly baked bagels. Enjoy a chestnut slice or marzipan...
The Knowledge; What to See, Surf and Hunt This Week
Question of the week... He has a big house and famous nephews. But he also has six children, has already had two wives, and now he's engaged for a third time. So: would you marry Charles Spencer? YES 10% NO 90% STORM BREWING Graphic artist Storm...
THE LOST DANDY; Patrick Procktor Was a Flamboyant, Witty Aesthete Who Cut a Dash through London Society in the 1960s and 1970s. but the Artist's Life Was Blighted by Alcohol and Jealousy. Gavanndra Hodge Paints a Portrait of a Peacock
Byline: Gavanndra Hodge There was a time when the artist Patrick Procktor was as famous as his great friend David Hockney. 'You couldn't really mention one without the other. It was like Castor and Pollux. They were the dandy twins of the art world,'...
The Price Isn't Right for Black Cabs in London
Byline: Laura Craik JUST when you think things can't get any more expensive, they do. When I first heard the news that cab fares from Leicester Square are to cost up to [pounds sterling]50 for a 12-mile journey, I thought it was an April Fool. And...
The Smart Shopper
Byline: Charles Campion TRADITIONAL SIMNEL After the rigorous self-denial of Lent, the Easter Simnel cake will come as a welcome indulgence. The Simnel is traditional fruit cake with a middle layer of marzipan and topped with 11 marzipan spheres...
The Sting Targets Fashionable Staff; More Than 120 Style-Conscious Workers Are Being Sought by the Successful Dutch Brand Coming to London
Byline: Niki Chesworth IN July a new and exciting flagship fashion store, The Sting will open at 55 Regent Street, W1 overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The store will house a giant new fashion emporium over three floors and a mezzanine and can be accessed...
Tube and Railways Shut for Repairs over the Holiday Weekend
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent PASSENGERS face major disruption in London over Easter with half of the Underground's lines and numerous rail routes undergoing repairs. The shutdown comes in addition to disruption to five national...
We'll Pile on Misery for United, Says Mikel
Byline: Simon Johnson JOHN OBI MIKEL today warned Manchester United that Chelsea have revenge as well as retaking the lead in the title race on their minds when they meet at Old Trafford on Saturday. Chelsea, who trail Sir Alex Ferguson's side...
We'll Win Title If We Beat Rooney-Less United, Says Carlo
Byline: Simon Johnson CARLO ANCELOTTI today insisted Chelsea will be destined for the title if they take advantage of Wayne Rooney's ankle injury and beat rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, writes Simon Johnson. A scan has...
We Must Learn to Love Bonuses -- as Long as They Don't Get Too Big; BANKING ANALYSIS
Byline: Graeme Davies WE badly need to get used to the fact that there's nothing wrong with bonuses. It is the way our system works -- whether as profit from a successful small company, or a taxi driver's tip. To decry them is little short of communism....
Wenger Needs Quick Solution to Theo Puzzle; Arsenal Boss Must Work out How to Utilise the Winger for Second Leg after His 24-Minute Cameo Show Helped to Rescue a Lost Cause against Barcelona
Byline: James Olley reports ARSENAL 2 BARCELONA 2 AFTER reviving Arsenal's Champions League hopes with a hugely impressive 24-minute cameo, Theo Walcott could hold the key to pulling off an unlikely victory in the Nou Camp next Tuesday. ...
Wenger Needs Quick Solution to Theo Puzzle; Arsenal Boss Must Work out How to Utilize Winger for Second Leg after His 24-Minute Cameo Show Helped to Rescue a Lost Cause. James Olley and Simon Johnson Report
Byline: James Olley and Simon Johnson ARSENAL 2 BARCELONA 2 JUST how do you get the best out of Theo Walcott? It is a question that has vexed Arsene Wenger from the moment he signed the teenager from Southampton in 2006. Out wide; through...
'When You Sign Up to Be a Sniper There Are No Second Thoughts. It's Kill or Be Killed'
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor in Kenya BRITISH snipers are being trained to target insurgents planting roadside bombs in Afghanistan. The marksmen -- whose weapons can hit targets up to 2,000 metres away -- are being taught to identify...
Whoever Wins, There Will Be Strikes Ahead
THE rail strike hangs in the balance, with a judge due to rule against next week's industrial action by the RMT, but the reality is that strikes have not loomed so large on the political horizon for years. Of course, Londoners will be relieved if they...
William Pledges to Help Aborigines in Hunt for Warrior's Missing Skull
Byline: Sri Carmichael Royal Reporter PRINCE William is undertaking a "supremely important search" for the skull of an Aboriginal warrior. The prince, 27, pledged to help Aborigines find the remains during a visit to Australia, and today said...
Writer Warns of 'Killer' Laws after Libel Victory
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor A SCIENCE writer today called for reforms to protect the public from the "killing effect" of Britain's libel laws after he won a crucial court victory on freedom of speech. Simon Singh said he was concerned...
Zola Defends Spending 'Days Off' Filming in Italy
Byline: Ken Dyer GIANFRANCO Zola today hit back at suggestions that he was wrong to give some of his senior squad three days off and said he continues to have the "one hundred per cent support" of his players. The beleagured West Ham manager...