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Articles from May 6, 2005

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A Gorgeous Night for Galloway, a Bitter One for Oona
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS GEORGE GALLOWAY delivered a shattering blow to the Labour Party that dumped him when he captured Bethnal Green and Bow, a seat Labour had held since 1945. Mr Galloway ousted Oona King with a majority of 823 votes after...
All the Buzz in the Caribbean
Byline: JO FERN NDEZ THE Caribbean hotel scene is hotting up, with more new luxury hotel openings than you can shake a jerk drumstick at ... . The five-star resort The Palms, below, opened last month on Turks and Caicos with 450-count Egyptian...
A Londoner's Diary; Daisy Waugh Stalks the Queen at a Scottish Ball and Admires John Humphrys Jogging among the Magnolia Trees
Byline: DAISY WAUGH I have been whinging about the river of mostly Australian vomit that flows down our Shepherd's Bush street for nearly seven years. Finally, about three weeks ago, we moved out and now we're renting a tiny place in the incredibly...
Apple a Day? These Stay Fresh in Fridge for a Year; SUPERMARKET FRUIT READY FOR FIRST BIRTHDAY
Byline: FLORA STUBBS THEY are the apples that refused to die. When they arrived in Pamela Osler's fridge, Jose Mourinho still managed a little-known foreign football club and David Blunkett was Home Secretary. Now, almost a year on, the world...
A Saucy Weekend; Venice, Rome and Florence Are Italy's Big Three but Bologna Is Classier and Sexier Than Allof Them. Nina Raine Overcomes the Limitations of Her Wardrobe and Gets Stuck In
Byline: NINA RAINE A word or two about Bologna. Perhaps my actress friend Lydia was a little eccentrically dressed. And we didn't know it was going to rain. Bologna is beautiful, with its redbrick palazzi, its spaciously grand main square,...
As Reg Keys Read out the Names of the Five Red Caps Who Died with His Son, Tony and Cherie Looked like They Wished He Would Go Away; ELECTION 2005 VICTORIOUS PRIME MINISTER HUMBLED ON HIS HOME PATCH BY THE QUIET GRIEF OF A BEREAVED FATHER
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;PATRICK SAWER IT WAS the night of two Tonies. One was a tired, worn and even humble Tony Blair who stepped onto the stage at his election count in Sedgefield with the look of a man who had little to celebrate. The other...
Axed Cox's Warning to Weakened Watford
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY WATFORD defender Neil Cox today urged the club to learn from their mistakes and assemble a bigger squad if they are to hold their own in the Championship next season. The 33-year-old is one of nine players who has been told...
Axed Cox Urges Watford to Act; in Brief
WATFORD defender Neil Cox today urged the club to learn from their mistakes and assemble a bigger squad if they are to hold their own in the Championship next season. The 33-year-old is one of nine players who has been told by manager Adrian Boothroyd...
Back to Basic Instincts; Wild Dance around the Camp Fire
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE Arthur Pita Open Heart: Camp The Place, WC1 HUMANS let loose on the great outdoors is a frequent theme of drama. The twist, of course, is that instead of connecting with Mother Nature, and the soft, comforting...
Beware the Gruffalo in Greenwich
TOP 5 CHILDREN'S EVENTS THE GRUFFALO Most families must own a copy of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book. Fans won't be disappointed as he takes a scary journey through a deep, dark wood. Greenwich Theatre, Croom's Hill,...
Beware the Gruffalo in Greenwich; TOP 5 CHILDREN'S EVENTS
TOP 5 CHILDREN'S EVENTS THE GRUFFALO Most families must own a copy of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book. Fans won't be disappointed as he takes a scary journey through a deep, dark wood. Greenwich Theatre, Croom's Hill, SE10...
BLAIR GETS A BATTERING; Protest Mars PM's Victory Parade as London Leads Rebellion against Labour
Byline: JOE MURPHY A CHASTENED Tony Blair watched his majority chopped from 160 to about 66 today - and received a bloody nose in London. The frustration of voters boiled over when prohunting campaigner Otis Ferry angrily confronted the Prime...
Blair Has Thrived by Defying Political Gravity but He's Been Brought Down to Earth
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE PRIME Minister's victory speech in the early hours of this morning must rank as the least triumphal on record by a winning leader. Tony Blair arrived at his Sedgefield count with a look of concern more appropriate to...
BNP Increases Share of Votes but Is Still Too Weak to Get Any Seats
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE British National Party saw a major leap in its share of the vote but failed to win a Westminster seat today. In Barking the far-Right party came close to taking second place from the Conservatives, with nearly 5,000...
Campbell's Fed Up at Having to Play Second Fiddle to Senderos
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENE WENGER admitted today that Sol Campbell is unhappy at being kept out of the Arsenal starting line-up by Philippe Senderos. Despite returning from a lengthy injury layoff last month, Campbell is having to wait to...
Capital Gains Bring Tories in from a Political Wilderness
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK;PAUL WAUGH;ANDRE PAINE THE Tories celebrated a hat-trick of gains across a swathe of south-west London, redrawing the electoral map in the capital. Labour lost Hammersmith & Fulham, Putney and Wimbledon - all with decent-sized...
Caught in an Alluring Trap; POP
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Elvis - The Concert Hammersmith Apollo "THERE'S a sweet sweet spirit in this place," sang the Stamps, Elvis Presley's backing singers, during a rare moment in last night's show when the crowd weren't gazing rapt at the...
Celebrities Fear Fraud Robbed Them of Votes; Humphrys and Frostrup Turned Away at Polls
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT Political Correspondent BBC presenter John Humphrys today told how he fears he was the victim of postal voting fraud. The broadcaster branded the system "disgraceful" after he was denied the chance to vote. He said...
City Puts the Spotlight on Challenges Facing Labour
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE City was today set to take Labour's greatly reduced majority in its stride as the focus shifted to tax rises and the economic challenges faced by the new Government. As the Square Mile digested the result, analysts said...
City Puts the Spotlight on Challenges Facing Labour; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE City took Labour's slashed majority in its stride today as the focus shifted to tax rises and the economic challenges faced by the new Government. As the Square Mile digested the result, the FTSE 100 index of leading...
Crespo's the Bait in Chase for Shev; Chelsea Want to Swap Hernan for Milan's Andriy
Byline: MATT HUGHES JOSE MOURINHO has told AC Milan they must sell Andriy Shevchenko if they want to sign Hernan Crespo. Standard Sport revealed yesterday that the Ukrainian striker was at the top of Mourinho's wish-list. Today the Chelsea...
Dallaglio: We Owe It to Warren
Byline: CHRIS JONES LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO today called on London Wasps fans to give Warren Gatland an emotioncharged farewell against Sale tomorrow and help the club reach a third successive Premiership playoff final. The defending English champions...
Dallaglio Will Give Gatland a Parting Gift to Remember; RUGBY
Byline: CHRIS JONES LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO has called on London Wasps fans to give Warren Gatland an emotional farewell against Sale tomorrow and help the club reach a third straight Premiership playoff final. The English champions were hammered...
Digital Choice; Best Movies
DIGITAL CHOICE BEST MOVIES The Last Waltz FilmFour, 6pm (1978) Documentary following The Band's farewell concert in 1976, with contributions from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Muddy Waters...
Don't Ask This Family
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH The Robinsons BBC2 MY campaign for greater innovation in road safety continues apace. Admittedly, embedding real stray moggies in Tarmac to save money on cat's eyes got me into trouble with the RSPCA, while my plan...
Dowie Homework Can Earn Palace Pass Mark
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON IAIN DOWIE knows the stakes are high for Crystal Palace's crunch relegation match with Southampton tomorrow - but says he won't panic. The match could go a long way to deciding whether his team stay up and may turn out...
Dowie: I Have Been in Darker Scenarios Than We Are in Now; the Crystal Palace Boss Has Fought in a Few Relegation Scraps and He Is Using All That Experience to Help His Team Prepare for Their [Pounds Sterling]20m Game. Leo Spall Reports
Byline: LEO SPALL IT IS 8.30am and Iain Dowie is already sipping his fifth or sixth cup of tea of the day. The players due at Crystal Palace's training ground in Beckenham are only just starting to arrive for breakfast, but the manager is in full...
Echoes of Iraq in the Last Days of Saigon
Byline: DANIEL LEE STAYING IN 55 Days: The Fall Of Saigon 9pm, BBC2 AS PROBLEMS in Iraq continue, this film by veteran ITN war correspondent Michael Nicholson takes a timely look at the debacle of Vietnam, 30 years after the last US soldier...
Election 2005 Briefing
SPAT OF THE NIGHT George Galloway vs Jeremy Paxman Fresh from victory, Gorgeous George faces a savaging from Paxo. "Are you proud of having got rid of one of the very few black women in Parliament?" snarls the BBC's inquisitor repeatedly. It all...
Etherington Driven on by His Play-Off Despair
Byline: KEN DYER MATTHEW ETHERINGTON has mixed feelings when asked about the playoffs. On the one hand he will remember a pulsating night at Upton Park when he scored a special goal against Ipswich to put West Ham in last year's finals against...
Etherington: We Know It Is Time for Us to Deliver
Byline: KEN DYER MATTHEW Etherington has mixed feelings when asked about the playoffs. On the one hand he will remember a pulsating night at Upton Park when he scored a special goal against Ipswich to put West Ham in last year's finals against...
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT IN; Staying In
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM;SIMON BROUGHTON;RACHEL BELTON THE MUST-SEE DVD House of Flying Daggers (15) Pathe, [pounds sterling]16.99 Zhang Yimou made the most beautiful martial-arts film ever in House of Flying Daggers, easily outdoing the admittedly...
FIVE-STAR HOMES; Who Better to Create the Perfect House Than the Men Behind London's Most Inviting Hotels. Dominic Lutyens Checks in with a Hotel Owner, a Manager and a Designer
Byline: DOMINIC LUTYENS MARTIN MILLER Martin Miller, 58, owns Miller's Residence in Notting Hill. He was brought up in Worthing, West Sussex, and studied photography at London's City & Guilds. In 1979, he co-founded Miller's Antiques Price...
Footsie Labours to Gain as Election Dust Settles; Market Report
IT MAY pay lip service to New Labour, but the stock market loves the Tories. John Major's surprise win for the Conservatives in 1992 was greeted euphorically in the City, the FTSE 100 soaring 136.2 points - at that time, the secondbiggest one-day rise...
'Funny Feeling' That Won Student [Pounds Sterling]3m on Lottery; JACKPOT FOR LUCKY DIP FAN WHO CHANGED HER TACTICS
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR A UNIVERSITY student scooped a [pounds sterling]3 million Lotto win after getting a "funny feeling" to pick six numbers, rather the lucky dips she had been buying for the last four years. Sarah Cockings, 21, now plans to...
Galloway Takes Revenge in the Battle of Bethnal Green
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS GEORGE GALLOWAY delivered a shattering blow to the Labour Party that dumped him when he captured Bethnal Green and Bow, a seat Labour had held since 1945. Mr Galloway ousted Oona King with a majority of 823 votes after...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (D)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED A ABERAVON Lab hold cDr Hywel Francis (Lab) . . . . . . . . 18,077 Claire Waller (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,140 Philip Evans (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,545...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (E)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED B Continued BIRMINGHAM HODGE HILL Lab hold cLiam Byrne (Lab) . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,822 Nicola Davies (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,373 Deborah Thomas (Con). . . . ....
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (F)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED C CAERNARFON PC hold cHywel Williams (PC) . . . . . . . . . . 12,747 Martin Eaglestone (Lab) . . . . . . . . . 7,538 Melfyn ab Owain (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . 3,508 ...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (G)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED D D DARLINGTON Lab hold cAlan Milburn (Lab). . . . . . . . . . . . 20,643 Anthony Frieze (Con) . . . . . . . . . . 10,239 Robert Adamson (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . 7,269...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (H)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED F FALKIRK Lab hold cEric Joyce (Lab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,264 Laura Love (SNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,789 Callum Chomczuk (LD) . . . . . . . . . . 7,321 David Potts...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (I)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED K KEIGHLEY Lab hold cAnn Cryer (Lab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,720 Karl Poulsen (Con) . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,868 Nader Fekri (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,484...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (J)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED N NA H-EILEANAN AN IAR SNP gain SNP GAIN Angus MacNeil (SNP) . . . . . . . . . . . 6,213 cCalum MacDonald (Lab) . . . . . . . . 4,772 Dr Jean Davis (LD) . . . . . . ....
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (K)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED S SAFFRON WALDEN Late Result SALFORD Lab hold cHazel Blears (Lab) . . . . . . . . . . . 13,007 Norman Owen (LD). . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,062 Laetitia Cash (Con)...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (L)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED T TAMWORTH Late Result TATTON Con hold cGeorge Osborne (Con) . . . . . . . . 21,447 Justin Madders (Lab) . . . . . . . . . . . 9,716 Ainsley Arnold (LD) . . . . ....
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide HOW THE NATION VOTED (M)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide HOW THE NATION VOTED LATER RESULTS BERWICK-UPON-TWEED LD hold Alan Beith (LD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,052 Mike Elliott (C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,420 Glen Reynolds (Lab) . . . . . . ....
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide THE NEW POLITICAL MAP OF LONDON (B)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide THE NEW POLITICAL MAP OF LONDON E EALING ACTON & SHEPHERD"S BUSH Lab hold Andrew Slaughter (Lab) . . . . . . . . 16,579 Jonathan Gough (Con) . . . . . . . . . 11,059 Gary Malcolm (LD)...
GENERAL ELECTION 8-Page Results Guide THE NEW POLITICAL MAP OF LONDON (C)
GENERAL ELECTION 8-page results guide THE NEW POLITICAL MAP OF LONDON I ILFORD NORTH Con gain Ilford north Lee Scott (Con). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,781 cLinda Perham (Lab). . . . . . . . . . . 17,128 Mark Gayler (LD) . ....
Ghost Goal Will Not Give Me Nightmares; out of Europe after a Controversial Decision, Jose Mourinho Has Rallied and Is Ready for the Next Campaign. Ken Dyer Reports
Byline: KEN DYER HIS players might still be trying to come to terms with the disappointment of their European Cup semi-final defeat at Liverpool but Jose Mourinho has already moved on. Less than 24 hours after Chelsea had lost to what Mourinho...
Glorious Baton Charge; CLASSICAL
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT Philharmonia Orchestra/ Dohnanyi Festival Hall WHAT a difference a conductor makes. Last Wednesday I heard Leif Segerstam hack his way haphazardly through Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, making the Philharmonia Orchestra's...
Gordon Can Talk the Talk - but Will He Walk the Walk?
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THIS election was about choosing two leaders: one for today and the other for later. The image of the campaign that will make it to the history books wasn't of Michael Howard, Charles Kennedy or even Tony Blair. It...
Gorgeous for George, but Bitter Day for Oona
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS GEORGE GALLOWAY delivered a shattering blow to the Labour Party, capturing Bethnal Green and Bow, a seat Labour had held since 1945. He ousted Oona King with a majority of 823 votes after a bitter campaign characterised...
Greasy Polecats' Guide; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Chichester Festival Theatre HUMOUR and cynicism are the secret weapons of this captivating Sixties musical, scored by Frank Loesser, which launches a Chichester season...
Guinness Is Good for You; Stuck in a Rut? There's a Woman You Should Meet. Julia Samuel Has Helped People with Bigger Problems Than Yours. Annabel Rivkin Signs Up for Some Guinness Goodness
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN The Franklin Hotel is a discreet Knightsbridge secret. It's plush but you're unlikely to bump into anyone you know, which is the last thing you want when you're arriving for a day's self-help. Taken out of context, 'Actually,...
Hail to the King of Bling; A Former Male Model with a Flair for the Bizarre Has Got the World Beating a Path to - Cricklewood
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS QUESTION: What has 27in wheels, a karaoke machine, Gucci "sofas", seven TVs and is good for more than 100mph - off-road? Answer: the most "blinged" Hummer the world has seen and it's just been built in London. The fabulous...
Harrison to Face New Opponent; in Brief
FORMER Olympic champion Audley Harrison will face mediocre American heavyweight Robert Davis on 9 June after the withdrawal of his original opponent. Billy Zumbrun pulled out of the fight in California with an unspecified injury. Davis has a...
High St Crisis Makes Hold the Only Rate Call
Byline: JANE PADGHAM House prices Inflation Labour market Verdict THE Bank of England's monetary policy committee kicks off its latest meeting today, two days later than planned because of the election. Sir Andrew Large and Paul Tucker pushed for...
Hill Wants to Join European Elite with Saracens
Byline: CHRIS JONES RICHARD HILL will continue his remarkable recovery tonight against Worcester as he attempts to push Saracens to within touching distance of a Heineken Cup qualification place, writes Chris Jones. Victory in this Wildcard semi-final...
Historic? Yes, the Lowest Winning Vote Ever Seen
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN IHAVE already lost count of the number of times this morning that the BBC has described Mr Blair's third victory as "historic". What's really historic, however, is that the Prime Minister has been very comfortably re-elected...
HOWARD RESIGNS; Beaten Tory Leader Says He Is Too Old to Fight On
Byline: JOE MURPHY DEFEATED Tor y leader Michael Howard announced his resignation this afternoon. His dramatic and unexpected statement came 18 months to the day since he took over the party. Mr Howard said he was too old, at 63, to lead the...
Humbled by Political Reality and Quiet Grief of Dead Soldier's Father
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THAT famous victory of 1997 never seemed so long ago as it did in the early hours of today, when Tony Blair stepped onto the stage at his election count, tired and worn and even humble as he celebrated his historic third victory....
Humphrys and Frostrup in Post Vote Riddle
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK;ISABEL OAKESHOTT OFFICIALS were today probing a claim by broadcaster John Humphrys that he was a victim of postal vote fraud. The Today programme presenter said he turned up at his polling station to be told that he had...
I Didn't Deliver Enough So I Must Go - Sooner Rather Than Later
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN IN the end, as he said himself, it was a "good night". But it wasn't nearly good enough. Michael Howard had done rather better than expected, defying the pundits - and a virtually stagnant vote-share - to significantly narrow...
I Didn't Deliver Enough So I Must Go - Sooner Rather Than Later
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN MICHAEL HOWARD said today that although he had delivered he had not delivered enough as he dramatically stepped down from the Tory He thought to cement his place as the Tory leader as he has set the party back on the road...
I Made Heart London's No1, Not Mr Jamie Come Lately ... BREAKFAST HOST JONO COLEMAN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS REPLACEMENT
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA SACKED Heart breakfast host Jono Coleman has hit out at radio bosses for dumping him - after his show was credited with pulling in the station's best ever ratings. Heart 106.2 has leapfrogged rival Capital to become the...
I'm Always Being Asked to Dress in a Catsuit, like Mum; and Now Rachael Stirling Is Taking on the Role That Her Mother, Diana Rigg, First Played on Screen, in a Stage Version of the Cult Horror Movie, Theatre of Blood
Byline: NICK CURTIS IN THE past, Rachael Stirling admits, she was "not terribly gracious" when the subject of her mother, Dame Diana Rigg, came up. Now the 27-year-old actress, who ignited the nation's TV screens when she appeared nude, painted...
In Ancient Footsteps; Recently Freed from a Zimbabwean Jail for Alleged Visa Violations, Intrepid Journalist Toby Harnden Enjoys the Vibrant Humanity He Discovers Behind the Closed Doors of Another of the World's Pariah States, Syria
Byline: TOBY HARNDEN IN ALEPPO'S Old Town the stench of slaughtered sheep heads competes with the aromas of saffron and henna. Youths cajole a heavily laden ass through twisting alleys. Christian merchants shout out gold prices while the mournful...
In Short
League call time on the pubs showing games on TV illegally Sporting's ground advantage Leader Garcia still unsatisfied Dredge's keen to turn the tide Nice guy Roddick misses out PUBS illegally showing football matches on a Saturday afternoon are being...
In Short
League call time on the pubs showing games on TV illegally Sporting's ground advantage BAR hoping to retain Button Finch flies high in Italian Open Saints coach in swearing ban PUBS illegally showing football matches on a Saturday afternoon are being...
I RESIGN; Defeated Howard Says He's Too Old for Tories as Blair Claims Third Victory, a Bombshell from Rival
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor DEFEATED Tory leader Michael Howard announced his resignation this afternoon. His dramatic and unexpected statement came 18 months to the day since he took over the party. Mr Howard said he was too old,...
IT"S HAMMER TIME; London's Most Ancient Rivalry Is Hotting Up. in the Sotheby's Corner Is an Amazonian Networker Who's Breaking All the Records. Fighting for Christie's Is an Ice-Cool Viking Who Hides His Ruthlessness beneath a Debonair Facade. Where Will the Hammer Fall?
Byline: ELOISE NAPIER SOTHEBY'S Melanie Clore Age 45. Job title Board director and deputy chairman of Sotheby's Europe and co-chairman of Impressionist and Modern Art worldwide. Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery last...
Jeers and Cheers on First Day of Historic Third Term
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK IT WAS the day Tony Blair showed the strain, occasional pain, and finally the famous broad grin - detractors would call it a smirk - that told the tale of a historic third successive Labour victory. The night began badly...
Jol Knows How a Dodgy Goal Can Kill Euro Dreams
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS WHILE Chelsea were bemoaning the faulty vision of a linesman on Tuesday night, Martin Jol was sitting at home in London suffering from a case of deja vu. The Dutchman is still haunted by a goal-line gaffe - one even more...
Jose Has a Chilling Warning for Rivals; We'll Buy Three Players and Be Even Stronger
Byline: KEN DYER JOSE MOURINHO today issued a warning to the Premiership that Chelsea will be even stronger next season. As his team prepare to be crowned champions at home against Charlton tomorrow, Mourinho revealed he was already targeting...
Jose Still in Profit at Final Analysis
Byline: DAVID MELLOR GOD created the earth in seven days. Jose Mourinho needs a little longer, so a new fiveyear deal seems like a good idea. Chelsea's European Cup exit to an inferior team will have pained him. But behind all the guff and bluster...
Key Recruits Bolster Brownite Ranks and Queen's Speech Flags Up First Conflicts
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE new-look Commons has a distinctly Brown tinge for Tony Blair's swansong term. Several of the MPs who fell had symbolised the Blairite dominance since 1997, led by junior ministers Stephen Twigg in Enfield Southgate and...
Labour and Footsie Seldom the Happiest of Bedfellows
Byline: SARAH MARKS TRADERS returned to their desks today to find the most widely predicted outcome had come true: Tony Blair will lead a third Labour Government, albeit one with a greatly reduced majority. Historically, the stock market and...
Labour's Blues in London HOW THE SOUTH EAST VOTED GENERAL ELECTION (A); 8-Page Results Guide THE NEW POLITICAL MAP OF LONDON (1)
Byline: PAUL WAUGH WHAT Labour dubbed "the South-East effect" swept across the region today as the party haemorrhaged support to the Tories and Liberal Democrats. Disaffection over the Iraq war led to a string of spectacular defeats in and around...
Labour's Collapse Allows Howard to Fight Another Day; ELECTION 2005 CONSERVATIVE LEADER NOW LOOKS AS THOUGH HE WILL OUTLAST BLAIR AFTER A NIGHT WHEN HIS PARTY CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN MICHAEL HOWARD came into his Folkestone count this morning with the smile of a man reprieved from political death, if perhaps only by a hung jury. Yesterday afternoon, the obituaries had been set in type. The rivals were...
Lack of Funds Threatens the Success of Tate Modern; as London's Most Popular Gallery Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday, Its Director Considers How to Plug the Gaps in the Collection and Artists Choose Their Favourite Works on Show
Byline: NICHOLAS SEROTA IN THE five years since Tate Modern opened it has become such an accepted part of the landscape that it scarcely seems possible that before 2000, alone of all major capital cities, London was without a proper museum of modern...
Laura, Actually; Laura Bailey Has Always Been Defined by the Men in Her Life, Much to Her Annoyance. Now She's Just Had Eric Fellner's Baby, the Model and Aspiring Novelist Will Have to Fight Even Harder for Her Independence. She's Ready for the Challenge, Says Lydia Slater
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Laura Bailey has clearly never read those warning diatribes from disillusioned superwomen who claim it's impossible to have it all. So far, she seems to be making a pretty good job of it: she's got two glamorous careers running...
Left-Winger Falls from Trickiest Tightrope of All
Byline: PAUL PALMER LABOUR failed to grab back one of its main targets in London last night - Ken Livingstone's old constituency of Brent East. Despite fielding an anti-Iraq war Muslim candidate who could barely bring herself to mention Tony...
Let the Buyer Beware the Wall Street Bubble; UNDER THE HAMMER
Byline: PETER WATSON THE senior auction houses wheel out the superlatives next week, for the big sales of contemporary art in New York. Christie's, for instance, predicts sales in excess of $100 million for its works by Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns,...
London Revolution as Labour Takes Hit; Voters Punish Blair in Suburbs and South-East
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN LABOUR suffered defeats on all fronts in London and the South-East as voters punished Tony Blair. The Tories snatched a series of seats from Labour in the suburbs and Home Counties, although the party fell short in other target...
Massacre in the South-East
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN LABOUR suffered defeats on all fronts in London and the South-East as voters punished Tony Blair. The Tories snatched a series of seats from Labour in the suburbs and Home Counties, although the party fell short in other target...
Mother and Daughter Jailed for 'Neighbourhood Feud' Killing
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A MOTHER and daughter were jailed at the Old Bailey today for stabbing a woman to death in a long-running row with neighbours. They used a machete-style knife and a baseball bat in a terrifying attack on three women on the...
Mr Blair's Battered Road to Victory
Victory day BRUISED BUT with a reasonable working majority of almost 70, Labour is back for a third term. Its win is much less dramatic than in 2001 or 1997, but a third consecutive term is still a historic first, and a great personal achievement for...
Musicality Star Goes Back to the Classroom; AFTER WEST END ROLE IN CHICAGO, PRIMARY TEACHER GIVES UP ON FAME
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA IT was the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to compete against thousands of hopefuls for a starring role on the West End stage. For the winners of Channel 4 reality show Musicality, it meant one night of glory in...
My Friends Prefer Me as a Mum. Not a Selfish Career Bitch; Laura's Set on Model Motherhood
Byline: LYDIA SLATER LAURA BAILEY has clearly never read those warning diatribes from would-be superwomen who claim it's impossible to have it all. So far, she seems to be making a pretty good job of it. She has two glamorous careers running...
My London; KELLY OSBOURNE - the Singer Indulges Herself with Diamonds from Garrard and Noodles from Wagamama
Byline: BELINDA BUCKLEY Where do you live? Beverly Hills, California, because my family live there most of the time. How long have you lived there? Seven years. What advice would you give to a tourist? Don't stop walking suddenly...
Nanny Weeps as She Is Cleared of Killing Baby; 'I COULD NEVER HAVE HARMED HIM - IT WAS A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A POLISH au pair who admitted dropping a 10-month-old baby in her care broke down in tears as she was cleared of murder today. Jonathan Adeleye died from injuries including a fracture to the back of his head, the Old Bailey...
News in Brief
14 found shot dead in Iraq IRAQI police today said they had found 14 bodies of shooting victims in northern Baghdad. Some had been blindfolded and shot in the head. Police said they were tipped off by a resident who saw a man digging graves. Meanwhile,...
Night the Conservatives Came Back from the Dead
Byline: PETER OBORNE GENERAL ELECTION 2005 will be remembered as the night the Conservative Party came back from the dead. True, the Tories did not win or come anywhere near it. But they achieved something almost as important. They recovered...
No Meltdown but They Are Still a Desperate Bunch
Byline: SIMON JENKINS YESTERDAY I pondered whether the Tory vote in London might be on the brink of meltdown. My pessimism (or for the other parties my optimism) has not been borne out by events. The final poll share figures show the Conservatives...
Now the Real Battle; Blair Faces Precarious Balancing Act for His Final Term
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY A THIRD election win for Tony Blair demonstrates that Labour still commands the political landscape in Britain. Yet the sharply reduced scale of his majority will determine the shape and direction of his final term. Mr Blair's...
Now the REAL Fight for No 10 Begins; from This Morning the PM Is a Leader Who Is Facing a Precarious Balancing Act Gordon Can Talk the Talk ... but Will He Really Be Able to Walk the Walk?
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY;CHRIS BLACKHURST BLAIR - BY ANNE McELVOY A THIRD election win for Tony Blair demonstrates that Labour still commands the political landscape in Britain. Yet the sharply reduced scale of his majority will determine the shape...
Paper Round
THE TIMES GERMANY'S latest best-seller is a cook book that suggests eating more dandelions, picking rocket leaves from overgrown pavements and cooking turnip stews first tried out in World War I. The low-cost dishes are aimed at the five million...
Paxo's Mommie Dearest; Bushytales
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Good to know that even Jeremy Paxman can be intimidated - by his mother. 'Ever since I was a small child, I have been told by my mother, "Why don't you sit up straight?"' says the master of political interviews when...
Pick of the Night
DANIEL LEE 55 Days: The Fall of Saigon 9pm, BBC2 AS PROBLEMS in Iraq continue, this film made by veteran ITN war correspondent Michael Nicholson (right, pictured during his time as a reporter in the war) takes a timely look at the debacle of...
Police Seek Consulate Bomb Witnesses Captured on CCTV; World at a Glance
. POTENTIAL witnesses to the predawn bombing of the British consulate in New York yesterday are being asked to come forward after police began studying CCTV camera images. Detectives are watching 17 different tapes in search of a motive and any...