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Articles from January 16, 2013

A New City Loved by Ramblers, Rockers and Radio; Spotlight on ChelmsfordEssex's County Town Has Given Us Radio, the Annual V Rock Festival and Lovely Countryside. Anthea Masey Also Finds Good Schools and Detached Family Homes for [Pounds Sterling]350,000
Byline: Anthea Masey THIRTY miles east of London, Chelmsford has a quick half-hour commute to the City, good schools, a university, pretty surrounding villages in the surrounding countryside and remote and beautiful river estuaries. This Essex county...
A Shared Vision for London's Future
LONDON needs to be "smart" -- by which I mean it should adopt low-cost, open-source technology that can provide us with a live view of the city. It needs to embrace its resident entrepreneurs and make good use of the expertise of its universities....
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork Bathe in luxury in a roll-top tub REVITALISE your bathroom with a bargain from inspirational retailer CP Hart. The winter sale features discounts of up to 40 per cent, including huge savings on collections by Antonio Citterio...
Blow to Clegg as Ukip Knocks Lib-Dems Down to Fourth Place
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THE UK Independence Party has climbed to a record poll high and beaten Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats into fourth place, an exclusive survey reveals tonight. With two days left before the Prime Minister's keynote...
Blow to Clegg as Ukip Knocks Lib-Dems Down to Fourth Place
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THE UK Independence Party has climbed to a record poll high and beaten Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats into fourth place, an exclusive survey reveals tonight. With two days left before the Prime Minister's keynote...
Blues Get First Option on Hot-Property Isco
Byline: Simon Johnson and Giuseppe Muro CHELSEA have taken a major step in their bid to sign Malaga midfielder Isco after securing first option to buy him in the summer. The 20-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young players in Spain and...
Bow Belles; FASHION Go on, Give in to Your Girlie Side. Next Season's Top Trend Will Have Us All Tied Up, Says Karen Dacre
Byline: Karen Dacre WHEN assessing the global appeal of a new-fangled fashion trend, the pages of British Vogue serve as an invaluable starting point. If it was big on the catwalk, it will be huge on its pages and then even more enormous on the...
Briton Shot Dead in Honduras Street
Byline: Tom Harper A BRITISH man has been shot dead in Central America by a gang of muggers who stole his camera. Omer Kaya was killed as he took photographs in San Pedro Sula, the second city of Honduras. Witnesses said the 33-year-old businessman...
Can the PM Keep His Balance on the EU Tightrope?
Byline: Matthew d'Ancona IF HISTORY is one damn thing after another, then politics often seems like a series of unintended consequences. When he became Tory leader, David Cameron urged his party to stop "banging on" about the EU and, after the economic...
Civil Service Posts Should Not Be Politicised, Says Mandarin Leader
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor A LEADER of senior civil servants today warned ministers against surrounding themselves only with "believers", saying it risks damaging the Government. Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA whose...
Competition Doesn't Bother Bothroyd
Byline: writes Simon Johnson. JAY BOTHROYD is confident he can compete for a place in the first team with new [pounds sterling]8million striker Loic Remy and play a part in keeping Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League, writes Simon Johnson....
Competition Doesn't Bother Bothroyd
Byline: Simon Johnson WEST BROM 0 QPR 1 JAY BOTHROYD is confident he can compete for a place in the first team with new [pounds sterling]8million striker Loic Remy and play a part in keeping Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League, writes Simon...
Crisis at Boeing as Japanese Airlines Ground Dreamliners
Byline: Lucy Tobin JET-MAKER Boeing was facing an escalating crisis today as the two airlines that own nearly half its new flagship Dreamliner planes grounded their entire fleets of 787s. Now aviation experts are warning that the US Federal Aviation...
CROWN JEWEL; as the Former British Colony Prepares for Its Jazz Festival, Jo Fernandez Discovers the Hotels, Fish Fries, Hidden Caves and Sea Turtles of Barbados
Byline: Jo Fernandez AS OUR taxi crawled along Highway 1, a two-lane road clogged with traffic, Randy, our amiable taxi driver, turned tour guide to fill the time -- explaining how Barbados got its name. Long before the British imposed their...
Damilola's Father Hits out at Justice System as Killer Is Jailed Again
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor THE father of stabbed schoolboy Damilola Taylor hit out at the "vicious circle" of the justice system today as one of his son's killers was recalled to jail for a third time. Richard Taylor, 64, criticised...
Design Trends
Byline: Barbara Chandler PULL the plug on old-school home gadgets that require mains power. The latest rechargeable batteries and low-energy LED lights and motors are creating a wireless world of portable furniture, lighting, audio, vacuum cleaners...
Duo Could Sink after Harry Takes the Plunge
Byline: JamesOlley Chief Football Correspondent QUEENS PARK RANGERS fans will view the team's relegation battle with renewed optimism if their [pounds sterling]15million pursuit of Loic Remy and Yann M'Vila comes to fruition but the duo's arrival...
Engine Failure Is Unlikely: Did Pilot Simply Fail to See the Crane?
Byline: Jeremy James of the Helicopter Club of Great Britain COMMENTARY THIS sounds like a freak accident, and I am not aware of anything like this ever happening in the UK before. Early indications are that the helicopter, a twin-engine Agusta...
Engine Failure Is Unlikely. Did Pilot Simply Fail to See the Crane? S
Byline: Jeremy James of the Helicopter Club of Great Britain commentary THIS sounds like a freak accident, and I am not aware of anything like this ever happening in the UK before. Early indications are that the helicopter, a twin-engine Agusta...
England Duo in Trouble but Lancaster Is Staying Calm
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent STUART LANCASTER insists yellow cards for Joe Marler and Chris Ashton in high-profile Heineken Cup games do not signal disciplinary problems. The England head coach has set his side a target of conceding...
Euro-Free Istanbul Resists the Recession
Byline: Cathy Hawker BUY-TO-LET properties in many markets overseas have been hit hard by the recession. Plenty of investors got their fingers burned buying in emerging countries that, in property ownership terms, never quite emerged. But it's...
Fan Power Inspires Battling Watson Back from the Brink
Byline: Paul Newman in Melbourne HEATHER WATSON has played many better matches but the Briton has rarely shown more spirit than she did in reaching the third round of the Australian A Open here today. In a contest littered with mistakes by both...
French Troops Face Combat with Mali Rebels 'Within Hours'
Byline: Bo Wilson FRENCH soldiers were today heading for their first major ground combat with Islamist rebels in Mali. Locals waved in support as a convoy of 30 armoured vehicles set out from the capital, Bamako, for rebel-held Diabaly, 220 miles...
Gaby: I Chased Phone Mugger in Covent Garden
Byline: Emer Martin GABY ROSLIN told how she gave chase after a mugger attacked her and stole her phone as she walked through Covent Garden. Roslin, 48, who presents a weekend radio show on BBC London, said: "He was dressed all in black and pushed...
Girl, 13, Fell to Her Death from Window as She Begged Boy to Delete Sex Tape
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A SEXUALLY abused schoolgirl was "highly distressed" before she fell to her death from a fourth-floor window, an inquest was told today. Chevonea Kendall-Bryan, 13, begged a teenage boy to delete a tape of her being abused,...
Helicopter Company Flew PM, F1 Champion and Dalai Lama
Byline: Tom Harper and Miranda Bryant THE helicopter pilot who died today worked for a company whose clients include David Cameron, Simon Cowell and the Dalai Lama. Pete Barnes, 50, was flying the Agusta 109 leased to Redhill-based charter flight...
Hitting Goldman in the Wallet Will Get It Paying Tax
Byline: Anthony Hilton IT emerged over the weekend that Goldman Sachs was thinking about delaying the payment of bonuses for a few weeks so that the payments would fall into the next tax year when they would attract tax at 45% rather than the current...
HMV Faces the Music for Being out of Time
Byline: Richard Godwin LATE last year, I found myself on Kensington High Street trying to buy a DVD for my brother-in-law. Now where on earth would I find such a thing, I wondered as I moved from COS to Gap, Zara to Uniqlo? I was almost ready to...
Holloway: Zaha Is Not Cynical like Premier Stars; STOKE CITY 4 CRYSTAL PALACE 1 (after Extra-Time)
IAN HOLLOWAY launched an impassioned defence of Wilfried Zaha after claiming referee Anthony Taylor effectively branded the Crystal Palace winger "a cheat" when booking him for diving, writes David Smith. And the Palace manager could be in trouble...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish Flagging up the sale of Dido's recording studio ? A PROPERTY fit for pop stars is on the market. The Media Room in Barnsbury, which has been used as a recording studio for years, is for sale through Cluttons at [pounds sterling]700,000...
If Cameron Uses My Music I'll Sue the S***t out of Him, Says Radiohead's Thom
RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke has warned the Prime Minister that if he uses any of the band's music during an election campaign, he will "sue the living s**t out of him". In 2010, Keane said they were "horrified" when David Cameron's Tories used...
I Had to Rest My Strikers, Says Jol as Punt Pays Off
Byline: Jack Gaughan blackpool 1 fulham 2 THERE is a certain beauty of resting your two most influential attacking threats for an FA Cup game, away to inferior opposition, and that decision being vindicated, writes Jack Gaughan. For much of last...
I'll Be a Quick Hit, Says Remy after Sealing [Pounds Sterling]8m Rangers Move
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent LOIC REMY is confident he can adapt quickly to the Premier League, having today completed his [pounds sterling]8million move to Queens Park Rangers. The top-flight's bottom club are five points adrift...
I'll Never Shrug off the Blues, Admits Benitez
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Sports Correspondent RAFAEL BENITEZ believes some Chelsea fans respect what he is trying to do but accepts he will never have the same bond he created with Liverpool supporters. His appointment as interim manager in November...
Injury-Hit Allardyce Hopes [Pounds Sterling]3.5m Diame Does Not Fit into the Gunners' Plans
Byline: Ken Dyer MOHAMED DIAME will be on display in the transfer shop window at Old Trafford tonight as Arsenal weigh up a move for the West Ham midfielder. Diame, out of action for more than a month with a hamstring injury, is expected to return...
It Came Spinning towards Us out of the Sky and Missed by Feet
Byline: Anna Davis, John Dunne and Mark Blunden WORKERS and commuters told today how they had to run for their lives as the helicopter and parts of the crane came crashing down. Michael Krumstets was on his way to work when he saw the aircraft...
It's Personal -- Facebook to Take on Google over Searching
Byline: Gideon Spanier FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a new personalised search tool, called Graph Search, which has the potential to be a major breakthrough for the world's biggest social networking website and could pose a threat...
JPMorgan Chief's Pay Is Halved after 'Whale' Losses
Byline: Nick Goodway JAMIE Dimon, chief executive of America's biggest bank JPMORGAN, has had his pay package slashed in half after a review found he bore responsibility for the $6.2 billion ([pounds sterling]3.9 billion) losses run up by Bruno...
Keep Your Hands off My Chattels, Taxman
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QWE ARE buying an old farmhouse to renovate as a holiday home. It needs a lot of work. I have asked our solicitor to apportion [pounds sterling]15,000 of the purchase price to fittings and...
Kompany Review Flawed as There's Just No Need to Go in Two-Footed
Byline: JamesOlley Chief Football Correspondent THERE is something worryingly incompatible about Vincent Kompany's successful red card appeal and the directive for referees to clampdown on dangerous tackling. Kompany's dismissal for a forceful...
Kompany Review Flawed as There's Just No Need to Go in Two-Footed
Byline: JamesOlley Chief Football Correspondent THERE is something worryingly incompatible about Vincent Kompany's successful red card appeal and the directive for referees to clampdown on dangerous tackling. Kompany's dismissal for a forceful...
LONDON'S NEW GROWTH AREAS ACTION Stations
Byline: David Spittles ST PANCRAS and King's Cross led the way, showing home buyers how the areas around London's major train terminals could be transformed. Now the Shard, the awesome skyscraper built on the forecourt of London Bridge station,...
Look into My Light
Byline: Ben Luke THERE can't be a better gallery for Light Show than the brutalist, daylightdeprived Hayward. Its concrete walls and cavernous spaces are the ideal theatre for light and shadow play. From the end of the month, in what should be...
Many Unhappy Returns
Byline: Victoria Whitlock AFTER several hours hunched over my computer, surrounded by crumpled receipts, old invoices and bank statements, I've finally completed my tax return for the year ended April 2012. I don't have an accountant, I managed...
McGinley Deserves to Be Captain, Says Monty
Byline: Marco Giacomelli COLIN MONTGOMERIE could be an assistant captain for Europe at next year's Ryder Cup after losing out to Paul McGinley for the top job. Montgomerie said today he wants to help McGinley in any way he can at Gleneagles and...
McGinley Deserves to Be Captain, Says Monty; Montgomerie Praises Captain McGinley
Byline: Marco Giacomelli COLIN MONTGOMERIE could be an assistant captain for Europe at next year's Ryder Cup after losing out to R Paul McGinley for the top job. Montgomerie said today he wants to help McGinley in any way he can at Gleneagles...
Mono-Menu Meltdown
Byline: Fay Maschler SALON First floor, 18 Market Row, SW9 (020 7501 9152). Open for lunch Tues-Sun noon-4pm, dinner Thurs-Sun 6.30pm-11pm. Set four-course menu [pounds sterling]29pp. Matching wines [pounds sterling]22pp. A la carte lunch (Tues-Sat)...
Move Closer to the Office, Save a Fortune on Fares; Good-Value Cycle-to-Work Homes Are Available on the Edge of the Key West End, City and Canary Wharf Business Centres, Says David Spittles
Byline: says David Spittles FOR three years, physiotherapist Steve Tolan, 32, commuted from his parents' home in Essex to his Holborn workplace while looking to get on the property ladder in north London -- but the area proved too expensive. So...
Our Design London
Byline: Amira Hashish SAM BOMPAS and Harry Parr, both 29, take sensory experiences to a new level. Merging architecture, cuttingedge technology and lots of food, their projects range from jelly sculptures of London landmarks to putting crazy golf...
Patience Is a Virtue -- and Learn It She Did
Byline: Morag Bruce HOLLY TUCKER makes decisions quickly. "'Really well-considered' isn't me at all," she insists. So it is a surprise to find her home very well-considered indeed. Every detail of its elegant twist-onrustic scheme has clearly...
Pep's Premier Class but Let's Not Think Our League Is, Too
Byline: Barclay's account Patrick Barclay SO NOW Pep Guardiola wants to manage in England. As if we hadn't already added him to a list which Jose Mourinho has headed almost from the moment he arrived in Italy, before moving to Spain. We get the...
Picture This: Rise of Blondie Bombshell
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent WHEN Debbie Harry walked into photographer Brian Aris's London studio in 1977 she was known only to fans of the New York underground music scene. But within months, the release of Blondie's third album...
Political Dynasty in Court Battle with Bank over [Pounds Sterling]100m Mansion
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE future ownership of a planned [pounds sterling]100 million London "supermansion" is at the heart of a legal row involving one of Pakistan's leading political dynasties. Senator Waqar Ahmed Khan,...
Punters Lose Their Taste for Tesco amid Horse-Meat Scandal; Market Round-Up
Byline: Laura Chesters THERE is nothing quite like a food scandal to put punters off their grub, and -- in the case of Tesco's horse-meat debacle -- off the shares too. The supermarkets giant has been found selling burgers containing horse meat,...
Pupils Leaving Our Primaries Unable to Run or Catch, Says Sports Chief
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent CHILDREN are starting secondary school "physically illiterate" and unable to throw a ball, catch, jump or run, the head of UK Sport warned today. Some "hardly move" by the time they leave primary school...
Raising Kane
Byline: Karen Dacre IN FASHION circles, the air is thick with talk of Christopher Kane. Six years into his career, the Scottish designer and jewel in the crown of London Fashion Week has secured backing from the fashion power house PPR, which announced...
Reasons to Bee Cheerful ... Chelsea at Home, a Cup Payday, a Promotion Push and Plans for a New Stadium; BRENTFORD 2 SOUTHEND 1
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Sports Correspondent AS BRENTFORD fans filtered out of Griffin Park last night and the prospect of an FA Cup tie with Chelsea sank in, they had every reason to be in good voice. "Champions of Europe, we're coming for you,"...
Redknapp Insists [Pounds Sterling]15m Gamble Is a Price Worth Paying for Safety
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent west brom 0 QPR 1 HARRY REDKNAPP is adamant that Queens Park Rangers' decision to spend [pounds sterling]15million on Loic Remy and Yann M'Vila is a gamble they had to take in order to stay in the Premier...
Rethinking Britain's Place in Europe
IF the Prime Minister nursed any illusions that his Europe speech on Friday would resolve the issue as far as his party is concerned, he is already being rapidly disabused of the notion. The Fresh Start group of Tory MPs is calling for a return of...
Shoppers' Disgust over Horsemeat in Burgers
Byline: Miranda Bryant TESCO customers spoke of their disgust today after the supermarket chain admitted it had sold burgers contaminated with horsemeat. A sample of Tesco Everyday Value frozen beefburgers were found to contain 29 per cent horsemeat....
Syrian Refugees Need Urgent Medical Aid, Says Actress Mia
Byline: Bo Wilson HOLLYWOOD star Mia Farrow appealed for help for Syrian refugees in need of medical attention as she visited camps in Lebanon in her role as a Unicef goodwill ambassador. The actress highlighted the plight of thousands of displaced...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
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TFL Boss's 398 Taxi Trip Claims; Public Transport Supremo Hendy Collects [Pounds Sterling]16,125 of Expenses in Three Years
Byline: Dick Murray Transport Correspondent LONDON'S public transport chief has used taxis nearly 400 times during the last three years for which he has charged expenses, new figures reveal today. Sir Peter Hendy -- Commissioner of Transport...
The Insanity Workout Saved My Life; Health Ben Lee Has Shed Seven Stone and Become the World's Fastest Violinist. He's Got His Sanity Back, He Tells Susannah Butter
Byline: tells Susannah Butter BEN LEE'S fingers are the first thing I look at when we meet. They look fairly ordinary to me, but are insured for [pounds sterling]3 million. If that's not enough, Lee, 32, also holds the Guinness World Record for...
THEO TO SIGN FOR [Pounds Sterling]100,000 A WEEK
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent THEO WALCOTT has agreed the framework of a new three-and-half-year deal and Arsenal are expecting him to sign it next week. The contract is in the hands of lawyers and, although the exact structure...
THEO TO SIGN FOR [Pounds Sterling]100,000 A WEEK; BUT THERE'S NO PROMISE HE WILL BE GIVEN STRIKER ROLE; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent THEO WALCOTT has agreed the framework of a new three-and-half-year deal and Arsenal are expecting him to sign it next week. The contract is in the hands of lawyers and, although the exact structure...
The Transsexuals, the Minister and a Free Press
Byline: Anne McElvoy IF YOU combine Julie Burchill, transsexuals, a Leftish newspaper and add the blowtorch of Twitter, it will end in tears and sneers. Thus Burchill, who enjoys shocking the shockable, is unrepentant after a bromide about transsexuals...
The Well-Connected Home Sells Faster; Good Connectivity, Such as a Strong Mobile Phone Signal, Can Increase Your Home's Buyer Appeal, Says Oliver Bennett
Byline: says Oliver Bennett ARECENT survey shows that a strong mobile phone signal and fast wi-fi connections can really add to a home's buyer appeal. Mobile phone company RootMetrics found 54 per cent of house hunters were put off buying when connectivity...
This Week at Homesandproperty.Co.UK
news: Boris backs Labour in 'council houses for life' row A LONDON council has rebelled against David Cameron's drive to end the practice of offering council homes for life -- and has been backed by Mayor Boris Johnson. Labour-led Camden council...
Thorntons Boxes Clever by Upping Supermarket Supplies
Byline: James Thompson THORNTONS has hailed its best overall Christmas performance for five years, as increased supplies of chocolates into the big supermarkets paid dividends. The chocolatier said that it expects revenues from its commercial...
Time to End This Cold Spell
GONE are the days when Arsene Wenger hailed Arsenal's mental strength with blind abandon. Now he speaks of timidity and tension. The Gunners approach tonight's FA Cup third-round replay knowing that, in all probability, they are likely to go an...
Toast the French Revolution ... at [Pounds Sterling]3,800 a Glass
Byline: Miranda Bryant A BOTTLE of cognac produced during the French revolution has gone on sale -- at a price of [pounds sterling]3,800 a glass. The 1789 Courvoisier & Curlier is the earliest known vintage cognac in existence and today is...
Tories Demand 'End to Status Quo' in EU
Byline: Joe Murphy AN "emergency brake" to protect the City of London from damaging European regulation was at the head of a shopping list of demands for EU reform from Tory MPs today. David Cameron came under further pressure to deliver reforms...
Tortured by Tarantino
Byline: Nick Curtis KERRY Washington only had one day in London when she flew in for last week's premiere of Django Unchained, and she eschewed the typical actress's round of restaurants and upmarket clubs. "I saw my first football match last night,...
Traffic Chaos after Debris Scatters across Busy Roads
Byline: Dick Murray DRIVERS and businesses face major disruption across a huge area of south London. The helicopter came down close to some of the most congested rail tracks at the busiest time of the day. There were dozens of trains in the area...
Two Die as Helicopter Hits Crane and Plunges into Street
Byline: Justin Davenport, Anna Davis, Mark Blunden and John Dunne, Additional reporting: Miranda Bryant and Jaymi Mccann A HELICOPTER flew into a crane shrouded in thick mist on a 600ft tower block in London today and cartwheeled on to the street...
Two Killed as Copter Flies into Crane in Rush-Hour
Byline: Justin Davenport, Anna Davis, Mark Blunden and John Dunne A HELICOPTER flew into a crane on a 600ft tower block in central London today and cartwheeled on to the street in a hail of wreckage and blazing aviation fuel. Two people died...
Tycoon in [Pounds Sterling]400m Divorce Battle Goes to Prison Clutching Louis Vuitton Bag
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A PROPERTY tycoon who claims he has lost his [pounds sterling]400 million fortune was jailed for six months today in a dramatic twist to his bitter divorce battle. Scot Young was led to the cells in handcuffs...
We Heard a Loud Crack and Saw Helicopter Spinning towards Us
Byline: Anna Davis, John Dunne and Mark Blunden WORKERS and commuters told today how they had to run for their lives as the helicopter and parts of the crane came crashing down. Michael Krumstets was on his way to work when he saw the aircraft...
Why the Surprise at Transsexual Rant by Burchill?
Byline: Roy Greenslade WHY do editors hire Julie Burchill to write columns? The obvious answer is that she provokes the audience like no other columnist. She is the iconoclast's iconoclast. She does controversy without taking breath. It's in her...
Win a Gourmet Getaway for Two; Mini Codeword
How to play Mini Codeword: Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. Yesterday's solution: INOCULATE. THE CLUES 14832828...
Win a Venturax Folding Bike Buy One in Our Shop for [Pounds Sterling]129.99 -- or Get a Pair for [Pounds Sterling]249.99
OFFERING a world of cycling possibilities, the Venturax Stowaway bike folds down easily, allowing you to carry it on public transport, take it on holiday or tackle the daily commute with ease. Once unfolded the sleek design not only looks fantastic,...
Your Big Ideas to Make London Better
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor IN 2012 London confirmed its reputation as one of the world's greatest cities. The challenge now is to capture what makes London great -- and what could make it even better? The Evening Standard asked our readers...
Your Garden Is a Sanctuary; Selfridges Is Pioneering the Latest Trend: The Quiet Room. Now Create One in Your Garden
Byline: Pattie Barron WITHIN the clamour of the city, what we crave are quiet, calm spaces. As part of its No Noise campaign, Selfridges has revived Harry Selfridge's innovative Silence Room of 1909, updating it to an insulated inner sanctum for...