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TAKERS Cert 12A, 107 mins THIS technically proficient urban thriller from John Luessenhop has Matt Dillon as a shady LA detective chasing a group of criminals who plan one robbery a year and live off the proceeds. However, when the gang undertake a...
Angry Eastenders Accuse Coe of Betrayal over 2012 Marathon Route; Children 'Will Bedenied Onlychance to Takepart inGames'
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent THE East End today went to war with Olympics chiefs over their plan to stage the 2012 marathon in central London. Three Olympic borough leaders and five MPs accused Games chairman Sebastian Coe...
Bad Boys Put a Lid on Lewd Brand of Humour (Almost); REVIEW
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU RUSSELL BRAND AND JONATHAN ROSS Hackney Empire ALMOST exactly two years after the storm over Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's prank call to Andrew Sachs, it was finally deemed safe for the duo to appear onstage together...
Battersea's 150th (in Doggy Years); Animal Sanctuary Opens Its Doors to Let Public Celebrate
Byline: Terry Kirby IT is definitely something to bark on about. Or even to purr with pride. Tomorrow, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, probably the most famous animal sanctuary in the world, celebrates 150 years of caring for the capital's strays....
BBC in Strike Talks Plea to Halt Blackout of Cameron's Big Speech
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor BBC executives today called fresh talks with unions in a bid to avoid a strike blacking out the Conservative Party conference. Insiders said there were signs that the unions might retreat on using industrial...
Beauty
Byline: EditEd by EVEIE LONGDON hair raising Pump up the volume the top three volumising treatments 1 Being cursed with fine hair, I've always dreamed of Pre-Raphaelite curls, so I booked a BodyWave permanent treatment at Neville's with Jennie Quinan....
Bible-Reading Security Guard Leaps for Life as Raiders Ram Gucci Store
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor SMASH and grab raiders ordered a security guard to move out of the way before striking at a Gucci store in Knightsbridge last night. The five-man gang used a silver Mercedes car to ram the front of the store...
Boris Blasts Tube Strike; Angry Mayor Vows to Beat 'Pointless' Action by Unions
Byline: Dick Murray and Pippa Crerar BORIS JOHNSON today attacked union bosses for masterminding a "pointless" Tube strike that will cause chaos for millions of Londoners. The Mayor pledged to "keep London moving" as he launched his strongest...
BORIS BLASTS TUBE STRIKE; ANGRY MAYOR VOWS TO BEAT 'POINTLESS' ACTION BY UNIONS; Crow: Strike Is On. Cuts to Jobs Must Be Halted
Byline: Dick Murray and Pippa Crerar, Additional reporting Mark Prigg BORIS JOHNSON today attacked union bosses for masterminding a "pointless" Tube strike that will cause chaos for millions of Londoners. The Mayor pledged to "keep London moving"...
BP Is Stung by [Pounds Sterling]1 Billion Leap in Bill for Gulf Oil Disaster
Byline: Nick Goodway THE costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and clean-up operation have soared by $1.7 billion ([pounds sterling]1 billion) in the past 11 days, BP said. On the day Bob Dudley formally took over as chief executive, BP said...
Britain's Most Congested Street Is in South London
Byline: Miranda Bryant and Mark Blunden SOUTH-WEST London is one of the most congested places in Europe, a new report reveals. Bedford Road in Clapham is Britain's most jammed street, followed by Trinity Road in Wandsworth. Half of the capital's...
CALLING IN THE BIG GUNS; It Was the Book They Said Could Never Be Dramatised, but with Sebastian Faulks, Trevor Nunn and Two of Our Brightest Young Acting Talents Leading the Charge, Birdsong Can Finally Take Flight, Says Lydia Slater
Byline: Lydia Slater In the bowels of the Comedy Theatre an atmosphere of controlled panic reigns. People rush along dimly lit corridors lugging sandbags and muttering about scars and corpses. A man in an antique helmet wanders by looking lost and...
Cameron Casts a Wide Net for His New Business Group
Byline: Jim Armitage DAVID CAMERON today chaired the first meeting of his new, 19-strong, business advisory group, with many observers noting no bankers were present apart from HSBC's outgoing chairman Stephen Green. The committee is considerably...
Can Laurent Stop Drogba Bludgeoning Arsenal? New Signing Must Shackle Powerhouse Whose Scoring Form against the Gunners Has Led to Chelsea Dominating the Recent Derby Clashes
Byline: James Olley OF all the occasions on which Arsenal's fallibility has resulted in the elongation of a trophy drought that extends into its sixth season, no individual has left them more savagely exposed than Didier Drogba. The Gunners have...
Can Laurent Stop Drogba Bludgeoning Arsenal? New Signing Must Shackle Powerhouse Whose Scoring Form against the Gunners Has Led to Chelsea Dominating the Recent Derby Clashes
Byline: James Olley OF all the occasions on which Arsenal's fallibility has resulted in the elongation of a trophy drought that extends into its sixth season, no individual has left them more savagely exposed than Didier Drogba. The Gunners have...
CARRY ON STRIKING; the Story of the Women Who Downed Tools at the Ford Car Plant Has Been Turned into a Feelgood Fest That Will Warm the Cockles or Leave You Cold Depending on How You Feel about Its Star, Sally Hawkins'; FILM OF THE WEEK
Byline: David Sexton MADE IN DAGENHAM Cert 15, 113 mins DO YOU think equal pay for men and women is right? You do? Good for you. In that case, Made in Dagenham isn't going to present you with the least little hint of any moral dilemma. You're...
Chekhovian to the Core; Theatre
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Festival Theatre, Chichester AFTER five superb months in the country, the 2010 Chichester Festival season wraps up with a production that is stylish in every way. We might first notice Paul Brown's...
City in Search of Its Moral Compass
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT THE London Stock Exchange, though a much-diminished organisation if compared with the position it held in the pecking order of the City a generation ago, still has as its motto: My Word Is My Bond. For centuries,...
Cockerill and Venter Admit It's a Struggle to Play It Cool; Ahead of Sunday's Match, the Passionate Bosses Explain Why It's Hard to Temper Their Controversial Approaches. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones IT'S understandable if disciplinary chiefs have real fears over Sunday's crucial clash between Saracens and Leicester as last season's meetings between the clubs hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sarries director...
DESIGNS ON DANCE; A Chance Encounter between the Designer Paul Smith and a Young Dancer Led the Sultan of Stripes into an Intriguing Relationship with the Royal Ballet. Here the Fashion Mogul Turned Snapper Focuses on Its Brightest Stars
Byline: Paul Smith, PANDORA SYKES Recently, a young man called Steven McRae got in touch with me. At 24, he's one of the youngest ever principal dancers with The Royal Ballet. We got chatting about how I love to take photographs, and a few weeks...
Drama Surrounds BG as City Chatter Has Shell Ready to Lunge
Byline: Rosamund Urwin MARKET ROUND-UP IT was a quiet Friday in the markets, which usually means one thing: whispers of a suitor stalking BG Group. Today, the City's biggest gossips were talking up the chances of a bid for the oil explorer of [pounds...
Duncan Smith 'Victory' in Welfare Reform Row
Byline: Joe Murphy SEARING tensions between Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne took a new turn today with claims that the Welfare Secretary has "won" his battle against the Treasury over reform. Under a reported deal between the two ministers,...
Dvd and Blu-Ray Releases
Byline: Steve Morrissey THE KILLER INSIDE ME (Icon, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) An adaptation of Jim Thompson's sleazy masterpiece about a charming psychopath, Casey Affleck (again riveting) as the guy who loves to kill women. It's properly nasty, which...
Early Play Goes Down the Drain as Heavens Open Up with a Vengeance; Deluge Is So Heavy That State-of-the-Art Course Can't Cope and Yanks Need New Waterproofs after Their Kit Leaks
Byline: David Smith IN the run-up to the 38th Ryder Cup the owner of the Twenty Ten course built to host the match had boasted the million pound stateof-the art drainage system here was "the best on the planet". That may be the case but it could...
Ecuador President Rescued by Troops after Failed Coup
Byline: Martin Bentham ECUADOR'S president was dramatically rescued today after a shoot-out between soldiers and police. Gunfire rang out as troops moved in to rescue Rafael Correa, who was trapped inside a hospital in Quito after an uprising...
Energy Giant Npower to Refund 1.8 Million Overcharged for Gas
Byline: Rashid Razaq NEARLY two million households who were overcharged for gas are being given their money back in one of the biggest payouts of its kind. Energy company npower is refunding [pounds sterling]63 million to about 1.8 million customers...
FINDING RELEASE ON TWO WHEELS; If You Are Planning to Join the City's Growing Biker Pack, Do So with a Thoroughbred Racer That's Also a City Slicker at Heart. by Mark Prigg
Byline: Mark Prigg ON the streets of the capital it seems that while the Boris bikes and everyday cyclists have increased in huge numbers over the summer, so have the bikers. Recent research from Halfords found a big rise in the number of people...
FLASHBULB; London Is Still Gripped by Fashion Fever
Byline: EDITED BY ANDY BARKER, INTERVIEWS BY HANNAH NATHANSON AND PANDORA SYKES Deacon blues BISTROTHEQUE, BETHNAL GREEN What Giles Deacon and MAC party Who Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros, Love editor Katie Grand and Francesca Versace...
Franzen's New Novel Recalled to Be Pulped; Londoner's Diary
SOME serious corrections required for best-selling American author Jonathan Franzen. His new novel Freedom is to be pulped. Speaking at the Purcell Rooms at the Southbank Centre last night, the American author announced that the version of Freedom...
Gender Pay Differences Will Be out in the Open
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor NEW equality laws intended to tackle the pay gap between men and women and combat other discrimination came into effect today. The reforms, which are expected to lead to an increase in employment tribunal...
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How Mother Tried to Save Me from Rachel J
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How Much Can a World Cup Boost Tourism?
Byline: Stefan Szymanski FOOTBALL FINANCE IN THE afterglow of the World Cup, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the event had brought 1.4 million visitors to South Africa. This week the South African government statistical agency...
I Fear the Worst for Wenger's Boys -- and I Should Know
Byline: Dickson Etuhu It's no surprise the Fulham midfielder is tipping Chelsea to win on Sunday as he's never got the better of them LIKE the rest of the country, I will be glued to my television on Sunday afternoon, watching Chelsea take on Arsenal....
I Fear the Worst for Wenger's Boys - and I Should Know; It's No Surprise the Fulham Midfielder Is Tipping Chelsea to Win on Sunday as He's Never Got the Better of Them
Byline: Dickson Etuhu LIKE the rest of the country, I will be glued to my television on Sunday afternoon, watching Chelsea take on Arsenal. I don't watch a lot of football when I am not playing but this game is one that you just can't miss and I...
I'll Have a G &Tea, Waiter '; Hotel Spices Up the Cuppa to Give Teatime a Twist
Byline: Miranda Bryant A LONDON hotel has given the traditional afternoon tea a new twist by adding spirits. The 1901 restaurant at Andaz hotel in Liverpool Street is offering a choice of Earl grey and gin, green tea and vodka and peppermint...
It's a Rap: Plan B Movie Takes Him Back to East London Roots
Byline: Miranda Bryant A BEST-selling rapper has returned to his east London roots to make a film inspired by the lives of people with whom he grew up. Ben Drew -- also known as Plan B -- has made his directorial debut with a film about life...
Knight Strikes It Rich Relieving Railway Children
KNIGHT Frank unveiled an act of financial alchemy this week. But those wondering how you can increase profits by [pounds sterling]37 million to [pounds sterling]58 million on turnover up [pounds sterling]32 million to [pounds sterling]288 million in...
Let the Games Begin ... and We Have Every Reason to Be Excited
Byline: Matt Majendie THE build-up to the 19th Commonwealth Games in India has been overshadowed by the withdrawal of leading athletes and the mass cleanup operation before Sunday's opening ceremony. After all the negative publicity, the action...
Life Class Catherine Blyth on Being Helpful
My cousin is auditioning for a sainthood. She's both a bravura host and all-weather Samaritan. For this she's duly punished by two women who imagine they're her best friends. I call them Poor Me and Me Too. Poor Me visits weekly, bearing vats of oily...
London Eye Spins Its Way to Record [Pounds Sterling]29m Profits
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE London Eye is officially the capital's biggest ever tourism "money-spinner", with record profits of more than [pounds sterling]29 million last year. More than 3.5 million people paid between...
MANHATTAN FIELDS; Will Martin Amis Become a Big Beast in Literary New York, or Will the Primrose Hill Evacuee Be Shunned by Jonathan Franzen and His Earnest Cohorts? Edward Helmore on an Author in Search of a Plot
Byline: Edward Helmore When Martin Amis, once the gilded youth and now the rather cantankerous older man of English letters, announced that he was planning to sell his stucco palace in Primrose Hill and move to Manhattan, it was no great surprise....
Married Cricket Star with Child on Way Told Me He Was Single, Says Girlfriend
Byline: Jonathan Prynn SURREY fast bowler Andre Nel is desperately trying to save his marriage today after his London girlfriend uncovered his "secret" through a few minutes research on the internet. Far from being single, as she claims he had...
Model Behaviour from Sky over TV Show Fiasco; Cityspy
WELL done to Sky News for its fearless and extensive coverage of the Australia's Next Model judging fiasco, when presenter Sarah Murdoch announced the wrong winner of the final. Sky is overseen by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, which also owns...
Monty Hit by Monsoon; We're in a Horrible Position, Says Europe Captain as Storm Wrecks Fourballs; Chaos as Play Is Halted at Ryder Cup
Byline: David Smith Sports Correspondent, at Celtic Manor THE Ryder Cup was in chaos this morning, as lashing rain flooded the course here and forced play to be suspended after only five holes of the opening fourballs matches. Europe were up...
My London; Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria Drinks Strawberry Cream Martinis with Victoria Beckham at Maze and Stocks Up at Topshop
Byline: EVA LONGORIA Home is... Where my heart is: San Antonio, Texas. Where do you stay in London? I usually stay at Claridge's, but this time I'm staying at The Soho Hotel where my new perfume is being launched. What advice would you...
Never a Dull Moment at the Lady; Londoner's Diary
UNLADYLIKE fisticuffs were narrowly averted last night when editor Rachel Johnson, launching her new book A Diary of The Lady at the magazine's HQ in Covent Garden, got up to defend herself from attacks from her proprietor, Julia Budworth. Brothers...
New Party Boss Puts a Cork in Champagne Celebrations
Byline: Joe Murphy THE new Deputy Chairman of the Conservatives today cautioned the party faithful to be "purposeful" rather than celebratory at next week's party conference. In his first interview, Michael Fallon, who takes over from multimillionaire...
Nomination for Standard Writer
EVENING STANDARD chief feature writer David Cohen has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for his investigations and reports on the paupers' graves that shocked London. The moving articles led to an Evening Standard charter to end the hidden...
Obama Must Rally His Supporters to Stand Firm by Him; as He Faces Mid-Term Elections, the Novelty Has Worn off Barack Obama -- but His Fall from Grace Is Unjust
Byline: James Fenton VIEW FROM AMERICA PRESIDENT Barack Obama has gone back to the hustings, to help the Democrats retain their uncertain control of Congress in November's mid-term elections. For perfectly understandable reasons, he's unlikely to...
O'Brien Star Looks Destined for Fame and Glory in the Arc
Byline: Simon Milham THINK of the most impressive winners of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in living memory and Montjeu's brilliant turn of foot under Mick Kinane 11 years ago must rank near the top. That victory was achieved on heavy ground,...
Off-Roader Gives You Disco Fever
Byline: David Williams ROAD TEST LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4, HSE Top speed: 112mph; Combined fuel consumption: 30.4mpg (claimed); Emissions: 244g/km; Price: [pounds sterling]49,695 (range starts at [pounds sterling]35,995) LET'S get one thing...
Pop; Cds of the Week
TINIE TEMPAH Disc-Overy (Parlophone) TINIE Tempah, aka 5ft 9in Patrick Okogwu Jr from Plumstead, already has number one and number two singles to his name. It looks like he'll hit the top spot again on Sunday with Written in the Stars, a gruesome...
[Pounds Sterling]70m Revamp for National Theatre to Seat an Extra 10,000
Byline: Mira Bar-Hillel Planning Correspondent and Mark Blunden AN AMBITIOUS [pounds sterling]70 million redevelopment of the Royal National Theatre has been given the go-ahead. The decision will see the theatre on the South Bank "opened up"...
Quangos Are at Loggerheads over Legacy of the Games
Byline: Peter Bill ON PROPERTY TODAY the [pounds sterling]500 million sale of 1439 private homes at the Olympic Village, plus land to build 2500 more, will be announced by the Olympic Delivery Authority. This is not a cause for rejoicing at the...
Real-Life Hustle Conman Faces Jail for 2012 Fraud
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A MILLIONAIRE retired advertising executive who helped a gang based on the TV drama Hustle to swindle dozens of pensioners out of their life savings was facing jail today. Derek Voysey, 63, was nicknamed...
Ryder's in the Storm; Flooding Forces Players off Course in Europe vs United States Contest
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent IT has been hailed as the biggest sporting event ever to be staged in Wales. But the Ryder Cup, the bi-ennial golf challenge between Europe and the United States, was suspended just two hours after...
Ryding out the Storm; EUROPEAN STAR PADRAIG HARRINGTON TAKES IT EASY AS RAIN STOPS PLAY
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent TWEETING replaced putting at the Ryder Cup today as golf stars broke a dressingroom ban to tell the world how they were spending their time after rain stopped play. Ian Poulter led the way by posting...
Seychelles Seeker; the Seychelles Are So Exclusive That Locals Assume All Tourists Are Honeymooners or Oligarchs. despite Being Neither, Hermione Eyre Finds Paradise amid Mahe's Coral Reefs, Calypso Music and Fruit Bat Curry
Byline: Hermione Eyre Gentler and sleepier than the Caribbean, greener than the Maldives, and more expensive than Monaco, the Seychelles are bejewelled treasures scattered in the Indian Ocean. Black parrots eye you curiously from ancient palm trees;...
Spurs Spark Anger with Bid for Olympic Stadium
Byline: Felix Allen and Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM today caused controversy by announcing a surprise bid to move into the Olympic stadium after 2012 with a local MP saying fans would never forgive the club if it happened. Last night Spurs were...
Stars
Byline: PREDICTED BY SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Libra 23 September - 22 October Most Librans are instinctive psychologists, which is to say you probably understand why certain individuals are thriving under the current regime of confusion while...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 You're not happy about situations in which you can't do things your way. However, with aspects to two of the most stringent planets of the zodiac, Saturn and Pluto shaping this week's events,...
Success Is Par for the Course for Welsh Billionaire Who Brought the Ryder Cup to Celtic Manor; Sir Terence Matthews Spent [Pounds Sterling]50million on the Twenty Ten Course but Could Do Nothing about the Rain Which Ruined Today's Play
Byline: Mihir Bose IF rain-lashed Colin Montgomerie still needs advice on his pairings, he should listen to the man who brought the Ryder Cup to Wales. As Sir Terence Matthews, who owns Celtic Manor, put it to me: "If you want a winning team, you...
Terror in Paris; A Tip-Off from North Africa That Al Qaeda Is Planning an Imminent Atrocity in France Has Put the Capital on Red Alert. Peter Allen and Martin Bentham Report
Byline: on red alert. Peter Allen Martin Bentham report THE usual horde of tourists queuing to climb the Eiffel Tower was missing. Instead, armed officers barred the way to the deserted monument as, earlier this week, Paris was gripped by the latest...
The Case for Comedy after Communism
Byline: Derek Malcolm Dry ironic humour manages to turn a Romanian law and order caper into something very memorable POLICE, ADJECTIVE Cert 12A, 114 mins THERE are no car chases, shoot-outs or special effects in Romanian films. But the best of them,...
The Dangers of Cutting Too Deep
CHRIS Blackhurst's article echoing the CBI's call for the Government to cut benefits for the rich is not without merit, but misses some crucial points. The observation that his "pal, a businessman in clover", could do without his state pension ignores...
THE KNOWLEDGE; Choose Your Own Hamlet and Call Barbie for IT Advice
SWEET PRINCES Billed as the Hamlet of the decade, the National Theatre's new production stars the brilliant Rory Kinnear (son of actor Roy, godson of Judi Dench, and M's assistant in the more recent Bonds), which is all very well, but ES has some...
The Many Lives of Bryan; What Other Rock Star Shoots Pheasant with Dukes by Day and Hits the Fleshpots of the West End, Escorted by a Quartet of Gorgeous Sons, by Night? Meet Bryan Ferry, London's Most Popular Patriarch
Byline: GH Bryan Ferry, the miner's son from Washington, Tyne and Wear, who transformed himself into the world's suavest rock star, knew he would transcend his roots: 'I always had very refined tastes, considering the income bracket I came from....
THESE KINGS ARE ON FIRE; an Exclusive Preview of Their New Album Reveals That Kings of Leon May Be Ready to Join Coldplay and U2 in the Stadium League but They're Not about to Sell Their Souls
Byline: David Smyth SOUND CHECK HUGE concert sellouts, album sales through the roof, onceragged hair expensively styled -- the only thing Kings of Leon are suffering from right now is a credibility problem. I can't be the only one who heard their...
The Star of Downton Abbey Is of Course the House
Byline: Nick Curtis IT REALLY does come down to location, location, location. The star of ITV's new hit drama Downton Abbey isn't Maggie Smith, or Hugh Bonneville, or even Julian Fellowes's deft script. It's the house itself. Most of the 7.685...
THE WRATH OF GRAPES; Her Father Knocks Back Vodka for Breakfast, Her Grandmother Was a Roaring Drunk, and a Close Relative Nearly Died from Alcoholism Last Year. So When Helen Kirwan-Taylor Started Drinking Alone and Hiding the Bottles, and Her Sons Began to Look at Her with Pity and Disgust, She Knew She Had a Problem. Here She Reveals Her Solution - and No 12 Steps in Sight
Byline: Helen Kirwan-Taylor I remember exactly when it began. 'Don't wait until after your kids go to bed to have that glass of wine,' my friend Lily said. 'Drink it while you're putting them to bed!' And so, rather than speed-reading them the easiest...
Tottenham Launch Shock Bid for Olympic Stadium
Byline: Felix Allen and Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM have caused controversy with a surprise bid to move into the Olympic stadium after 2012. Last night the club were given the green light by councillors to build a new [pounds sterling]400million ground...
Toxic Gas 'Suicide Pact' in Putney; Fire Crews in Biohazard Suits Find Women's Bodies in Flat
Byline: Rashid Razaq and Miranda Bryant DETECTIVES were today examining computer records amid fears that two women killed themselves in a chemical suicide pact after meeting over the internet. The bodies of the pair, both in their twenties, were...
Why Do We Have to Team-Build the Teams? They're Sportsmen, Not Photocopier Salesmen
Byline: Dan Jones HOW do you motivate a sportsman? There are different schools of thought, all with their own merits. Let's start with the obvious. You can pay him a lot of money. This is a good one. He'll quickly cotton on: the better he plays,...
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