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Articles from July 25, 2006

50 a Day Caught Drink Driving by Met
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS BY RICHARD EDWARDS Crime Reporter DRINK-DRIVING has soared to record levels in London. The Met caught an astonishing 50 motorists a day over the limit in a fourweek crackdown. Police believe a combination of watching...
50 Drivers a Day Caught in Met's Drink Campaign
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A SUMMER crackdown on drinkdriving has caught 50 London motorists each day. Senior officers believe the World Cup and the hot weather have led to a surge in the number of people driving while over the legal limit. Nationwide,...
50 Motorists a Day Caught in Summer Drink-Drive Purge
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A SUMMER crackdown on drink-driving has caught 50 London motorists each day. Senior officers believe the World Cup and the hot weather have led to a surge in the number of people driving while over the legal limit. ...
A Glass Pyramid for Tate Modern; the Proposed Film and Photography Extension Unveiled Today Promises to Turn London's Most Popular Gallery Inside Out
Byline: ROWAN MOORE SOME countries, when they decide to create a major new museum, ordain it by presidential decree. They produce grand plans not only for the museum, but also for the city spaces around it, and make available handsome quantities...
Arsenal Block Blues' [Pounds Sterling]16m Cole Bid; Mourinho Will Have to Increase Offer to [Pounds Sterling]25m to Land England Defender Mourinho Will Have to Increase Offer to [Pounds Sterling]25m to Land England Defender
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON ARSENAL have told Chelsea they will need to up their bid by [pounds sterling]9million after rejecting a [pounds sterling]16m offer for defender Ashley Cole. After months of speculation about a possible move for Cole - and...
'Ban Whitehall Bosses from Cashing in with Jobs at Top Private Firms'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH SENIOR civil servants faced calls today for a ban on them taking top jobs in the private sector after a watchdog found that a string of Whitehall bosses had landed lucrative City and industry posts. The Advisory Committee on...
'BanWhitehall Chiefs from Cashing in with Private Firms'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH SENIOR civil servants faced calls for a ban on them taking top jobs in the private sector today after a watchdog found a string of Whitehall bosses had landed lucrative City and industry posts. The Advisory Committee on Business...
'Barricade Britain' to Keep out Criminals
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM PEOPLE not entitled to be in Britain could be stopped before they even leave their own country, John Reid promised today. Foreigners will have to prove they have a legal right to enter Britain before they are allowed to...
Benaud Backing England to Fire in Ashes
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY WHEN you've charmed the birds out of the trees in your second home for 42 summers, it is always going to leave a huge gap after the final farewells. This year's Tests on the telly - despite Sky's comprehensive coverage -...
Benjamin Hits Peak Form in Time for Gothenburg; in Brief
TIM BENJAMIN boosted his chances of 400metres success at next month's European Championships with his fastest run of the year in Greece last night. Benjamin finished second in 45.40sec in Thessalonika. The Welshman, determined to get among the medals...
BetonSports Fires Chief in Fraud Inquiry
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE DAVID CARRUTHERS, chief executive of online gambling site BetonSports was fired today as chief executive after his arrest last week, while the company sought to distance itself from reports of sleazy corporate parties. Carruthers,...
Blair: No Apologies for Ceasefire Stance
Byline: JASON BEATTIE TONY BLAIR today said he was "prepared to take the heat" of public criticism over his refusal to condemn Israel's destruction of southern Lebanon. Britain and America have faced domestic and international criticism for refusing...
Blair Unveils T-Plan to Help Fatties Lose Weight
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR is offering Britain's fatties a series of tips to slim down the country's soaring obesity rate. The Prime Minister, who boasts of his own gym sessions and tennis playing, will tomorrow warn the overweight that it...
Blurry Bristols and an Assault Course for Model Wannabes; TV WATCH
Byline: PETE CLARK Britain's Next Top Model Living TV Cutting Edge Channel 4 WHAT LUCK, I often reflect, not to have been born pretty, leggy and female, and condemned to go through life under pressure to become a model. This feeling was intensified...
Boom Time in Banking Operations; While Recruitment Goes through the Roof, Candidates Must Show Better Interpersonal Skills
Byline: NIKI CHESWORTH SEVEN in 10 banking operations professionals say their role has changed significantly in the past five years, reports a survey of London personnel. According to a poll by recruitment consultancy Joslin Rowe, 40 per cent...
BP Profits Leap Fuels Call for Browne to Stay
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE clamour for Lord Browne to stay on as chief executive at BP grew today as the oil giant reported bumper first-half profits despite producing less oil. Browne would have to step down when he reaches 60 in February 2008...
BP Pulls in Record [Pounds Sterling]3.3bn as [Pounds Sterling]1a-Litre Petrol Nears; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BP today unveiled record quarterly profits of [pounds sterling]3.3 billion as the average price of petrol moved ever closer to the [pounds sterling]1a-litre mark. The news increased the clamour for Lord Browne to stay on...
Cameron Takes a Hard Line with Channel 4 News; Londoners Diary
DAVID Cameron may be trying to reposition his party as inclusive and compassionate, but behind the scenes, the Tory leader is playing hard ball when it comes to controlling his image. Cameron's camp has decreed that it will not give any studio interviews...
Can Kelly Stop the Concreting of Kent? Covering the Green Belt with New Homes Was Part of John Prescott's Answer to the Housing Crisis. Now, with the Intervention of Architect Sir Terry Farrell and a New Minister, Wiser Heads May Prevail
Byline: ROWAN MOORE THERE is, says Sir Terry Farrell, architect and adviser to the Government, no need to build new homes on the South-East's green fields. There is no call for new building to crawl along the hinterland of the M11, or ring Ashford...
Caretaker Boss Wanted to Stop Davis Cup Slide
ADRIAN WARNER BRITAIN could head into September's Davis Cup relegation clash against Ukraine without a fulltime captain because Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper will not be rushed into finding a successor to Jeremy Bates, who has...
Car Insurance Postcode Lottery Divides the Capital
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MOTORISTS in east London can pay twice as much for their car insurance as those living in west London. A survey of car insurance costs in the capital found drivers in Forest Gate are paying up to 98 per cent more on average...
Chatroom Lover Gets Life for M&S Model's Murder
Byline: JACK LEFLEY THE model who was battered to death by her boyfriend with a candlestick lamp met her killer through an internet chatroom. Charlotte Maltese had also had her nose broken in a previous attack by IT consultant and martial arts...
CITY LIVES; I'm Sick of the Smug Mums' Norfolk Idyll ;Hot for 2007 - Stepping out in Socks and Sandals
Byline: REBECCA TYRREL I'm sick of the smug mums' Norfolk idyll THE mother I phoned in the vain hope that her son could come and play with mine had every reason to sound smug that we remain in Shepherd's Bush while she frolics in an East Anglian...
Cityspy
CAN anyone tell City Spy why Multiplex has a black cab driving around town with its name on the side and words to the effect of "this is not a licensed cab" in big letters on the back? Reports are legion of big City banks buying hackney carriages rather...
Countess Vows to Go on Hunger Strike over US Embassy's Ring of Steel
Byline: LECHMINTOWT-CZYZ;MIRA BAR-HILLEL A RUSSIAN countess is to stage a hunger strike in protest against plans to fortify the US embassy in London. Anca Vidaeff, 53, will spend three days and nights without food after Westminster council approved...
Crisis in the Middle East? Beckett's off on Holiday in Caravan
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR FOREIGN SECRETARY Margaret Beckett will shrug off the trappings of high office this summer and head to the Continent in her caravan, the Standard has learned. Mrs Beckett and her husband Leo are embarking on a tour of Europe's...
Critic's Choice Top Ten Films
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Superman Returns 12A, 154 mins Bryan Singer's film attempts to inject fresh life into the old story, and partially succeeds. Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth are the new Clark Kent and Lois Lane, with Kevin Spacey making...
Digitalchoice
BEST MOVIES Alexander (2004) Sky Movies 2, 8pm Oliver Stone's robust epic, telling the story of the Macedonian king who conquered nations - and earned himself a reputation as one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare. Starring...
Elephant Man Firm Is Sued for Millions; Lawyers Claim Drug Trials Were Plagued by Blunders
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK LAWYERS for the victims of the "Elephant Man" botched drugs trials are to launch a multimillion pound compensation case against the firm behind the tests. They are to sue Parexel, which ran the trials of an anti-arthritis...
'Elephant Man' Victims Sue Drug Firm for Millions
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK LAWYERS for the victims of the "Elephant man" botched drugs trials are to launch a multimillion pound compensation case against the firm behind them. They are to sue Parexel, which ran the trials of a new anti-arthritis...
Even More Modern Tate; First Picture of Proposed Gallery Extension to Open in Time for the Olympics
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK THIS is the first picture of Tate Modern's planned 230ft high, pyramid-shaped extension. The [pounds sterling] 165 million development, announced today, would give the gallery 60 per cent more floor space. Tate chiefs...
'Fake Sheikh' under Fire after Terror Suspects Are Acquitted
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THREE suspected terrorist suppliers walked free from the Old Bailey today after being acquitted in a trial that could spell the end for the "Fake Sheikh". The three, including a merchant banker, had been accused of negotiating...
Forget the Lebanon Crisis, I'm off in My Caravan; FOREIGN SECRETARY BECKETT OPTS FOR MOBILE HOME CAMPING HOLIDAY
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR FOREIGN Secretary Margaret Beckett will shrug off the trappings of high office this summer and head to the Continent in her caravan, the Standard has learned. Mrs Beckett and her husband Leo are embarking on a tour of Europe's...
Forget Uni: Dead-End Jobs Teach Much More
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL SO THE Government is backtracking on its target of getting 50 per cent of young people into higher education. About time. The explosion in the number of people going into higher education has created such a glut of degrees...
Getting Better All the Time
Byline: NICK CURTIS Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is offering patients music therapy. Nick Curtis picks some suitable tracks Take My Breath Away by Jessica Simpson (originally by Berlin). Asthma. Germ Free Adolescent by X-Ray...
Growth Scene-Setter for Barratt's New Chief; MARKET REPORT
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER DAVID PRETTY may not be ready to pull off one last hurrah for Barratt Developments, Britain's second biggest housebuilder, before he retires as chief executive this December, but he is keen to prepare investors for any grandiose...
HEAT BRINGS DANGER SMOG; Londoners Are Warned on Pollution
Byline: MARK PRIGG A MAJOR health warning over air pollution in London was issued by scientists today. New satellite pictures show a dangerously high build-up of nitrogen dioxide caused by the heatwave. The gas causes breathing problems and is...
Honda Poised to Roll out Its Tilt at the Micro-Jet Market; in Brief
JAPANESE carmaker Honda was today expected to announce plans for the market debut of a sixpassenger jet. The company, which flew the HondaJet in public for the first time a year ago, claims it is the fastest and most fuelefficient plane of its type....
I Fear Boots Could Spell the End of the Family GP; REVIEW: HEALTH & FITNESS ;MEDICAL NOTES
Byline: MARK PORTER HIGH-STREET retailers and supermarkets are throwing the cash-strapped NHS a lifeline by offering floor space in their stores for clinics, blood tests and scans. The initiative, which is being led by Boots, will have obvious benefits...
I Flew to Beirut for a Job at a Bank. I Never Thought I'd Be Trapped in a War Zone; London Student's Nights of Terror as City Is Ravaged by Bombing
Byline: WIDIANE MOUSSA "IT'S hard to describe what it feels like to live in constant fear that you may die," said Maya Farhat, a 20-year-old London student who was stranded in the Lebanon war zone. "Each night, I lay awake in the dark, too petrified...
IG Shares Sale Nets le Roux [Pounds Sterling]21 Million for His Hobbies; in Brief
NAT LE ROUX, pictured, the retiring chief executive of the spread betting group IG, collected [pounds sterling]21 million today as he sold 10 million shares as part of a placing of 20 million at 210p. Le Roux, 49, will leave when a new finance director...
I Knew Tiger Was Going to Break Down, Says Caddie
Byline: DAVID SMITH THE emotional secrets behind Tiger Woods's victory in The Open were today revealed by his caddie, Steve Williams. The New Zealander is one of the few men Woods trusts implicitly and it was partly taking his advice that enabled...
I'm Devastated, Says Man Behind Inflatable Maze
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA THE ARTIST whose giant inflatable maze killed two people after it tore free from its moorings told today for the first time of his shock and devastation. Maurice Agis, who witnessed his Dreamspace construction sweep 150...
INTERNET CHATROOM LED M&S MODEL TO HER DEATH; Tragedy of the Candlestick Killer's Victim
Byline: JACK LEFLEY A MODEL battered to death by her boyfriend with a candlestick lamp met him through a chatroom. Friends told today how Charlotte Maltese, 25, fell for Martin Inglis, 37, after they struck up an internet conversation. Ms...
Israel Risks All-Out War, Warn Saudis
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE whole of the Middle East could be plunged into war unless Israel halts its offensive in Lebanon, the Saudis said today. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said that if talks break down "there will be no other option but war"....
Just When He Thought His Day Couldn't Get Any Worse ...Look Who Turned Up; Lorry Sinks into Collapsed Main Then Gets a Ticket
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE driver of this lorry must have thought his day could not get any worse. As he drove through north London, the road collapsed beneath his wheels - the result of a burst water main weakening the surface - and buried the...
Key Olympic Venues Are Already Behind Schedule
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE construction timetable for several key London Olympic venues has slipped, organisers admitted today. The changes were revealed in a "countdown" document, the Olympic Park Delivery Programme, that spells out when each...
KIDS GO FREE to Top West End Shows; THEATRE WEEK IN YOUR EVENING STANDARD
THE EVENING STANDARD and The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) have teamed up to offer readers the chance to join in the fun at theatreland's annual Kids Week in the West End which runs from 18 August to 1 September. Thousands of tickets for over...
Killers Left Baby Covered in Blood of Dead Mother
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A NINE- MONTH- OLD baby boy was left covered in her mother's blood when a gunman burst into a London flat and killed three members of the same family, the Old Bailey heard today. Sisters Lorna and Connie Morrison and their...
Last Crack at Immigration
WITH THE reforms to the immigration and asylum systems announced today, Home Secretary John Reid has kept up the pressure for change within the Home Office. So there will be a uniformed border security force, tougher action against failed asylum seekers,...
Listomania: The Saviour of Slothful Journalists
Byline: DAVID SEXTON WHAT is the dominant journalistic form of the day? The opinion piece? News reports? Confessional columns? Interviews? Not really. Glancing through a weekend's papers and magazines reveals that the triumphant format...
Lord Browne Will Quit BP at the End of 2008
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER;NICK GOODWAY CHIEF executive Lord Browne today declared he will quit BP at the end of 2008, ending frenzied speculation about his retirement date. His did not, however, entirely succeed in calming speculation that he had...
Met Anger at BBC over Lawrence Death Probe
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS SCOTLAND Yard has reacted angrily to a new BBC documentary about the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The yearlong BBC investigation, to be screened tomorrow, challenges the alibis of the five suspects charged with the racist...
My Extreme 'Fergie' Makeover; How a 50-Year-Old Divorcee Found the [Pounds Sterling]2,775 Cost as Painful as the Face Filler
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS;AMY WILLIAMS WHEN WE asked Janet McGuinnity to undergo a Fergie-style makeover, she agreed without hesitation. Although she doesn't look anything like her age, the 50-year-old divorcee felt it was time for some pampering....
My Few Words for Vodafone's Bond
Byline: NEIL COLLINS Dear John, I do hope you enjoyed your 65th birthday yesterday. The job you start today is not one ideally suited to a pensioner, and when you agreed to become chairman of Vodafone all those months ago, it must have seemed...
News in Brief
Rio becomes 'Ferdidad' and gives baby a German name RIO FERDINAND has given his new baby a German name. The England defender, 27, who played in Germany at the World Cup, is calling his son Lorenz. Girlfriend Becky Ellison, 24, pictured with the...
Nine Hospital Trusts on Critical List in South-East
Byline: JASON BEATTIE NINE hospital trusts in the London area are facing serious financial pressures, according to an audit of the NHS published today. The research shows many of the trusts could be forced to cut services or close hospitals unless...
Old Bennett Farce Sinks Reputations at Bath Time
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Habeus Corpus ..... Miss Julie ..... Theatre Royal, Bath THEATRE AFTER his recent Tony Award-winning success with The History Boys, official National Treasure Alan Bennett can, more than ever, do no wrong. Lucky...
One Last Crack at Immigration
WITH the reforms to the immigration and asylum systems announced today, Home Secretary John Reid is keeping up the pressure for change within the Home Office. So there will be pre-embarkation checks on those flying to Britain, records kept of those...
One Man and His Dig
Byline: VALENTINE LOW It's hard keeping up with your courgettes at the best of times, but the minute you go on holiday, they're on the rampage THE SUMMER holidays are upon us and I am in a bit of a panic. We are about to go away for a fortnight,...
Only Heroic Crybabies Get My Sympathy
Byline: MIRANDA SAWYER YESTERDAY'S sports shock was not that Tiger Woods won the Open, but that he burst out crying after doing so. It was his 11th Major golfing title, but that, we knew, was not the reason for his tears: he was crying for his dad,...
Passport Checks as You Leave the Country in New Migrant Controls
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM COMPULSORY passport checks for all people leaving Britain will be reintroduced in a sweeping immigration shakeup being announced today by Home Secretary John Reid. The embarkation checks, which were abolished in 1994, will...
Peril in Paradise; Hornets, Heatstroke, Jellyfish, Jet Lag, Burns and Bites. Here's Your Cut-out-and-Keep Guide to Holiday Hazards
Byline: RORY CLEMENTS Bees, wasps and other stinging things Wear insect repellent. Boots does a factor 15 Soltan sun spray with insect repellent ([pounds sterling]4.75) and there are many other products to choose from, including wipes and roll-ons....
[Pounds Sterling]3.3bn Record Profits at BP ... and Bad News at Supermarket Pumps
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN BP today unveiled record quarterly profits of [pounds sterling]3.3 billion as the average price of petrol inched closer to [pounds sterling]1 a litre. The results came after an Evening Standard investigation showed that...
PRIORY DOCTOR AND [Pounds sterling]1.5MWILL; He Denies Causing Death of 'Infatuated' Spinster He Treated
Byline: AMAR SINGH A LEADING psychiatrist at the Priory Clinic today denied causing the death of a spinster who left him [pounds sterling]1.5 million in her will. Friends claim Patricia Maywas infatuated with her psychiatrist, Dr Peter Rowan,...
Putting the Male in the Post Office; STAYING IN
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Sorted 9pm, BBC1 THE second episode of the Clocking Offstyle drama set in a Royal Mail sorting office takes us deeper into the mates-will-be-mates, testosterone-fuelled world of the posties. And while Harry's story from last...
Raffles Thief Who Targeted Wealthy Faces Long Jail Term
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A 21ST-CENTURY Raffles who dressed in designer clothes to steal from wealthy tourists and business chiefs faces a major jail term today. Steven John, 45, became a millionaire by stealing gems, cash and designer goods from...
Ramprakash and Clarke Are Big Hits for Swaggering Surrey
Byline: DAVID LLOYD SURREY are strutting again, all the way into next month's Twenty20 Finals after just about the most comprehensive victory yet of their blossoming season. There was precious little sign of the famous swagger last summer as...
Record BP Profits, Gloom at the Pumps
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN BP today unveiled record quarterly profits of [pounds sterling]3.3billion as the average price of petrol inched closer to [pounds sterling]1 a litre. The results came after an Evening Standard investigation showed that...
Reid Tightens Borders to Stop Unwanted Even Leaving Their Country
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM PEOPLE not entitled to be in Britain could be stopped before they even leave their own country, John Reid promised today. Under a shake-up of border controls, the details of every person travelling to this country will...
Relax and Reap Rewards; Our Interiors Specialist Alison Cork Finds Deals to Keep You Comfortable All Summer
Byline: ALISON CORK BACK IN THE SWING Laze around ethically with this range of top-quality, handmade hammocks, currently reduced as part of The Mexican Hammock Company's summer sale. With everything ranging from family-sized Chacmool hammocks (reduced...
Rice Meets Israeli Premier to Push for UN-Backed Force
Byline: JASON BEATTIE CONDOLEEZZA RICE today paved the way for the deployment of an international force in Lebanon as she held talks with the Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. The meeting in Jerusalem took place against a backdrop of fierce...
Robber Targets Bookies with Homemade Bottle Bombs
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A ROBBER armed with a homemade bomb is targeting betting shops across south London. The suspect has raided at least five premises and threatened staff by putting the device on the front counter and demanding cash. He...
Sexual Frustration's No Laughing Matter
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD THEATRE Habeas Corpus ..... ** Miss Julie ..... *** Theatre Royal, Bath AFTER HIS recent Tony Awardwinning success with The History Boys, official National Treasure Alan Bennett can, more than ever, do no wrong....
Slippage in Olympic Timetable; Delay in Plans for Key Buildings but 2012 Chiefs Insist There Is Not a Problem
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE construction timetable for several key London Olympic venues has slipped, organisers admitted today. The changes are shown in a detailed "countdown" that spells out when each of the sites will be designed, built and...
SMOG ALERT FOR LONDON; Pollution at Danger Level in Heatwave
Byline: MARK PRIGG A MAJOR health warning over air pollution in London was issued by scientists today. New satellite pictures show a dangerously high build-up of nitrogen dioxide caused by the heatwave. The gas causes breathing problems and is...
Sorry Brits Could Be Rudderless for Relegation Clash
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER BRITAIN could head into September's Davis Cup relegation clash against Ukraine without a fulltime captain after Jeremy Bates quit following last weekend's embarrassing defeat by Israel. Defeat in Kiev will condemn British...
Stoute Is Hit with [Pounds Sterling]6,500 Record Fine
Byline: WILL HAYLER REIGNING champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute was involved in drama at Windsor last night when he was fined [pounds sterling]6,500 under the 'non-triers' rules' - believed to be a record penalty for such an offence - while jockey...
Stoute to Lodge Appeal against Fine
Byline: WILL HAYLER SIR MICHAEL STOUTE plans to appeal against the fine he received at Windsor last night for a breach of the non-triers' rule. The eight-time leading British trainer was fined [pounds sterling]6,500 by the local stewards at Windsor...
Successful Sortie Down the Road Less Travelled
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY CLASSICAL BBCSO/Robertson Albert Hall ..... PROMS 2006 IT MAY be that the BBC Symphony Orchestra got it the wrong way round last year when it appointed Jir .lohlavek its chief conductor, while making David Robertson...
Summer Rush Hopes Send easyJet Sky-High; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE sun is shining on budget airline easyJet, these days, and the shares today climbed 31/2p to a record 4421/2p. US broker Morgan Stanley expects big things from easyJet and the other low-cost carriers, and forecasts a strong...
Thames Gateway'tsar' to Fast-Track 200,000 Homes; New Executive to Oversee Work of 47 Organisations
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL A "TSAR" is to be appointed by the Government to fast-track the building of 200,000 new homes between London and the Kent coast. Candidates are already being interviewed for the role. The appointment will be decided by...
The Battle of Brick Lane; Plans to Film Monica Ali's Controversial Novel in the East End Are Set to Cause a Clash between Furious Residents and Defenders of Free Speech
Byline: DAVID COHEN ABDUS SALIQUE leans across the table where he holds court at the back of his sweetshop in the heart of Brick Lane and pats my arm. "My friend," he says, wiping away the crumbs from the gulab jamon , a doughnut-like Bangladeshi...
The Career-Change Secret: Be Prepared
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS UNHAPPY in your current role and yearning for change? Jumping ship and pursuing a new career can be tempting, but beware of making decisions too hastily - you may find it harder than you think to reverse a change you're subsequently...
The Career-Change Secret: Be Prepared; PROFESSIONAL SECRETARY
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS UNHAPPY in your current role and yearning for change? Jumping ship and pursuing a new career can be tempting, but beware of making decisions too hastily - you may find it harder than you think to reverse a change you're subsequently...
The Feelgood Factor
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Amy Williams (above) tries a treatment that promises to smooth out cellulite and improve skin tone and contouring What is it? Endermologie - a mechanical massage technique for reducing cellulite. A trained therapist uses...
The Sheer Beauty in Brute Force
4 TAKE NIGHTS AT THE THEATRE FUERZABRUTA Roundhouse, NW1 (0870 389 1846). Ends Sunday The title of this show by two members of bonkers Argentinian troupe De La Guarda means "brute force" and is a sensual and sensory onslaught, a series of ravishing...
Tonic for Shire as US Gives Drug Green Light; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK DRUGMAKER Shire found cause to celebrate today as the City continued to digest news that US regulators have approved the use of Elaprase, a treatment for the genetic disorder Hunter syndrome. Shire helped lead blue-chips...
Tube Terror Fear as Water Pistol Craze Comes to London
Byline: JACK LEFLEY PEOPLE taking part in a new adult water pistol "assassination" game have been warned not to play on the Tube. Police fear the role-playing StreetWars game could spread panic among passengers fearing another terror attack....
We Have Our Own Version of Yukos; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE City has got itself extremely vexed in recent months over President Putin's takeover of the assets of Yukos and their subsequent resale as Rosneft, via a flotation on the London Stock Exchange. It is a pity it has not...
Well Would You Spend [Pounds Sterling]2,775 for the Fergie Look?
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS;AMY WILLIAMS Fergie's face has had a radical transformation, all with non-surgical cosmetic techniques costing thousands of pounds. We sent a 50 year-old divorcee for botox, dermal fillers, tooth whitening and makeup package....
Why Jol Sees Red If He Eyes a Blue; Damien Duff Is the Latest in a Long Line of Chelsea Stars to Have Snubbed an Approach from Spurs
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON NEIGHBOURS, everybody needs good neighbours. Tony Hatch's famous theme tune will have a certain poignancy to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy today as he assesses his club's latest bid to find the perfect blend. With Damien...
Why Tottenham End Up Seeing Red over a Blue
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON NEIGHBOURS, everybody needs good neighbours. Tony Hatch's famous theme tune will have a certain poignancy to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy today as he assesses his club's latest bid to find the perfect blend. With Damien...
World in Brief
Jazz star Shaw's eighth wife is awarded half his estate A JURY has awarded the ex-wife of the late jazz clarinetist and band leader Artie Shaw [pounds sterling]768,000 - about half of his estate. Evelyn Keyes, 86, who played Scarlett O'Hara's...