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Articles from April 20, 2007

84-Year-Old Threatened with Eviction over 1p; ... and Cashier Paid 'Arrears' Because Council Had No Change for [Pounds Sterling]5 Note
A PENSIONER was threatened with eviction from his home of 47 years after falling short on his rent by a penny. Francis Weston received a letter from his council landlords warning that he could lose the house unless he paid up immediately. The...
84-Year-Old Threatened with Eviction over Arrears of 1p
A PENSIONER was threatened with eviction from his home of 47 years after falling short on his rent by a penny. Francis Weston received a letter from his council landlords warning that he could lose the house unless he paid up immediately. The...
A Body of Work Bridging China's Past and Present; EXHIBITION
Legacy: Contemporary Photographic Works from China Rossi & Rossi, W1 ..... Sue Steward WHENCai Yuan and JJ Xi, two Chinese performance artists known as Made for Real, jumped on Tracey Emin's Bed during the 2000 Turner Prize exhibition they...
A Less Taxing Way to Drive; Drive a Car Built before 1973 and You Don't Have to Pay Road Tax a Classic Way to Cut Motoring Costs
DRIVING a classic car in London has never been so inviting, thanks to a car -tax loop-hole that means owners of some of our most popular classics pay no annual car tax. Drive any car built before 1 January 1973 and you qualify for zerorate road...
An Early Listen to -
PROLIFIC they may be, but a new White Stripes album is still a very big dea l. Even so, I was surprised by the sight of two employees of the Detroit duo's west London record company, XL, sprinting breathlessly down the street after me, in the mistaken...
An Early Listen To
PROLIFIC they may be, but a new White Stripes album is still a very big dea l. Even so, I was surprised by the sight of two employees of the Detroit duo's west London record company, XL, sprinting breathlessly down the street after me, in the mistaken...
A Question of Risk for the Banks Betting on Turquoise; CITY COMMENT
NEWS that Project Turquoise has signed a deal with the European arm of the American Depository Trust and Clearing Corp (DTCC) to handle its posttrade clearing comes as a genuine surprise to cynics like me who have never considered the plan of some...
Arsene Is the Key in Search for Man Who Can Barter like Dein; with One of Football's Best Connected Executives Gone, Arsenal Admit They Have an Urgent and Tricky Job in Finding His replacement.Wayne Veysey Reports
Tottenham v Arsenal Premiership, White Hart Lane, tomorrow, 12.45pm(Live Pr em Plus) PETER HILL-WOODmight not want any foreign ownership of Arsenal but he is going to need some outside help to replace David Dein as the club's 'kingmaker'. ...
Arts Council Music Chief's Love Affair and a Conflict of Interest; THE LONDONER'S DIARY
IT'S A rum business. John Summers, chief executive of the Halle Orchestra, is stepping out with Hilary Boulding, director of music strategy at the Arts Council for England. Some insiders are wondering whether it is healthy for senior executives...
Black 'Played Trick to Put $51M in His Pocket'; Tom Bower, Conrad Black's Biographer, Assesses the Latest Evidence in the Fraud Trial of the Fallen Press Baron
BREATHING a sigh of relief, American prosecutors broke into smiles last nig ht in the Chicago court room hearing the case against Conrad Black. At the end of a gruelling week, the government's young lawyers believed that the aggressive British peer...
Blair: Cameron Gaffes Show He's Not Fit to Lead
TONY BLAIR declared today that the Conservatives' chaotic bid to get Greg D yke to run for London mayor proved that David Cameron was not fit for office. In a withering speech, the Prime Minister said that the "utterly extraordinary imbroglio"...
Blair Faces Backlash after Scrapping Poll on EU Constitution
TONY BLAIR braced himself for an onslaught from Eurosceptics today as he scrapped plans to hold a British referendum on a new EU treaty. Mr Blair made clear that his last act as Prime Minister on the world stage will be to approve a scaled-back...
Blame the Mediocre Team Not Fall-Guy Fletcher; Column
THE English may be useless at that facetious bastardisation of the game kno wn as one-daycricket, but at the more treasured national sport of scapegoating those who deserve to be revered, we continue to lead the globe. Yesterday's pushing out...
Boots Board Backs [Pounds Sterling]10.6 Billion Buyout
THE board of Alliance Boots today agreed to Britain's biggest ever manageme nt buyout, the first everof a FTSE 100 company. But the [pounds sterling]10.6 billion, 1090p-ashare takeover by the world's most powerful private-equity house America's...
Boycott Hits out at 'Farce' over Vaughan
MARK RAMPRAKASH completed the 88th first-class century of his career today but Surrey trailed by 250 runs on first innings after being bowled out for 344 at The Oval. Yorkshire skipper Darren Gough snapped up three wickets in a late burst but then...
Britain's Most Prolific Handbag Thief Jailed
Byline: PAUL CHESTON BRITAIN'S most prolific handbag thief, who targeted wealthy women in and around the West End, has been jailed for four years. Maurice Young, 55, used a coat across his arm to conceal his fastmoving hand as he swiped purses...
Cash for Peerages: Levy, No 10 Aide and Donor Still on Bail
THREE people remain on bail in connection with the "cash for peerages" inqu iry, Scotland Yard said today. A statement fromthe Met did not name those arrested, instead referring to them as "B, C and D". However, it is known that they are the...
Charlton Chief Wants More Money from New TV Deal
CASH from the Premiership's huge new TV contract must be distributed more evenly to make the league competitive, says Charlton chief executive Peter Varney. His call comes just 24 hours before Charlton play for their top-flight future against fellow...
Cho Didn't Talk and Was Autistic, Says Great Aunt
CAMPUS killer Cho Seung-Hui was diagnosed with autism after his family emigrated to the United States, according to a relative in South Korea. "From the beginning, he wouldn't answer me," said Kim Yang-soon, 85, Cho's great aunt. "[He] didn't talk....
Choice Top Five Gigs; Critic's Choice
CSS Astoria, WC2 Brazilian electropop livewires whose fabulous debut album Cansei De Ser Sexy is being reissued at the start of next month and given a major marketing push in a bid to convince even more people of its brilliance. Judging by the size...
Coca-Cola Focus
Barnsley v Crystal Palace Tomorrow, 3pm, Oakwell Coca-ColaFocus QPR v Cardiff Eagles boss Peter Taylor was forced to postpone a meeting with Simon Jordan to plan for next season after the chairman hurt his hamstring in Spain. Apparently, it was the...
Coca-Cola Focus
Barnsley v Crystal Palace Tomorrow, 3pm, Oakwell Bradford v Leyton Orient Tomorrow, 3pm, Valley Parade Doncaster v Brentford Tomorrow, 3pm, Belle Vue Huddersfield v Millwall Tomorrow, 3pm, McAlpine Stadium Grimsby v Barnet Tomrrow, 3pm, Blundell Park...
Coca-Cola Focus
Barnsley v Crystal Palace Tomorrow, 3pm, Oakwell Bradford v Leyton Orient Tomorrow, 3pm, Valley Parade Doncaster v Brentford Tomorrow, 3pm, Belle Vue Huddersfield v Millwall Tomorrow, 3pm, McAlpine Stadium Grimsby v Barnet Tomrrow, 3pm, Blundell...
Complaints Triple in British Gas Billing System 'Meltdown'
COMPLAINTS about British Gas have soared after its new billing system overcharged hundreds of thousands of customers. The system, which was introduced in February last year, was described as being "in meltdown". Customers have been given estimated...
Complaints Triple in Gas Billing 'Meltdown'
COMPLAINTS about British Gas have soared after its new billing system overcharged hundreds of thousands of customers. The system, introduced in February last year, was described as being "in meltdown". Customers have been given estimated bills...
Diana Conspiracy Goes Too Far; THE LONDONER'S DIARY
IT'S A blow for the conspiracy theorists marshalled by Mohamed Fayed who believe Princess Diana's death was plotted by the establishment. Myriah Daniels, the spiritual healer who treated Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed on their last cruise aboard...
Disorder in the Court and Sex Lives Up before the Beak; TV WATCH
Sex in Court E4 WANDERING recently among the ruins of Pompeii, I noticed this graffito scrawled on the wall of what used to be the courtroom: "Qui appellat iurisconsultus cum quotiens intelligentiae de XLVII? Iudex." This roughly translates as "What...
For [Pounds Sterling]200, Examiners Show Teachers How to Raise Pupils' Grades
A-LEVEL and GCSE examiners are running a lucrative trade giving teachers "unethical" tips on how to inflate their pupils' grades, a new book claims. Teachers attending [pounds sterling]200-a-time seminars are being taught how to be "generous" in...
For Sale at [Pounds Sterling]3m: The Flat Where Hugh Grant Met Bridget's Big Pants
A BACHELOR flat featured in the hit film Bridget Jones's Diary is up for sa le for more than [pounds sterling]3 million. The three-bedroomflat, which overlooks the Thames near Borough Market, was home to Hugh Grant's character Daniel Cleaver...
Google Shrugs off Growth Fears with Billion-Dollar Profit
GOOGLE has continued its apparently unstoppable rise with a 69% increase in first quarter net profits, sailing past Wall Street estimates and rubbing salt in the wound for rival Yahoo, which saw its earnings tumble 11% in the same period. Net profit...
Gormley's 30 Rooftop Figures to Give London Nude Horizons
MORE than 30 life-size sculptures of a naked male body are to be exhibited across the London skyscape. Westminster council has followed Lambeth by giving planning consent to the work by Antony Gormley. The installation, called Event Horizon,...
Grim Tale of Men Behaving Badly
FIRST NIGHT Twisted **** Oval House Theatre IN ALMOST 40 years since the end of theatre censorship no gay-themed drama apart from Martin Sherman's Bent has more shocked or disturbed me than David Dandridge's Twisted. This is no homophobic...
Heat's on for the Marathon; Record Temperatures Will Make 26-Mile Race 'Extremely Difficult'
ORGANISERS of the London Marathon are bracing themselves for the hottest da y in the event's history amid fears that runners and spectators could suffer from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Athletes hoping for a cool spring day on Sunday have...
How Black 'Covered Up the Missing $51M'; Tom Bower, Conrad Black's Biographer, Assesses the Latest Evidence in the Fraud Trial of the Fallen Press Baron
BREATHING a sigh of relief, American prosecutors broke into smiles last nig ht in the Chicago court room hearing the case against Conrad Black. At the end of a gruelling week, the government's young lawyers believed that the aggressive British peer...
How Mr Arsenal Fell Foul of Ahis Own Football Revolution; Today as the Highbury Old Guard Lash out at the American Tycoon Who Wants Take over, an Evening Standard Investigation Reveals the Way That David Dein Was Forced out of the Club He Loves
A STRANGE t a l e b e g an circulating soon after David Dein wa s o u s t e d f rom Arsenal. No one could get through to him on either of his mobile phones and word swiftly spread that he had switched them off. The idea of the ebullient and...
How Mr Arsenal Fell Foul of His Own Football Revolution; Today as the Highbury Old Guard Lash out at the American Tycoon Who Wants Take over, an Evening Standard Investigation Reveals the Way That David Dein Was Forced out of the Club He Loves
A STRANGE tale began circulating soon after David Dein was ousted f rom Arsenal. No one could get through to him on either of his mobile phones and word swiftly spread that he had switched them off. The idea of the ebullient and talkative Dein abandoning...
How the Inquiry Unfolded
8 March 2006: Chai Patel, head of the Priory clinics, protests that his nomination as a peer has been blocked. It emerges that he lent Labour [pounds sterling]1.5 million. 16 March: Labour treasurer Jack Dromey reveals he was not told about the...
How This Stasi Film Left Us Lost for Words
A COUPLE of nights ago, as I watched the credits at the end of a movie, I suddenly realised how silent the auditorium had become. I'm used these days to whispered conversations and the rhythmic munching of popcorn, as well as the occasional mobile...
Inside City Hall
Row of the week Tony Arbour v Stephen Knight A LITTLE local difficulty for Arbour, the selfstyled London "Assemblyman" and former Tory leader of Richmond council. He has been found guilty of breaching the council's code of conduct for leaking...
Is It Acceptable to. Turn Your Car into Art?
YES it is. In fact, it is admirable. In a world where cars are so boringly samey that a pig on wheels like the Porsche Cayenne can turn heads, any serious attempt to imbue a car with character is as this column has noted before to be applauded. ...
I've Got Marathon 'Chafigue'; Being Accosted by Fundraisers Is Almost as Tiring as the Race itselfA London Life
THERE are few things less appropriate than slagging off the London Marathon , which takes place this Sunday. It's up there with booing a school play. And yet I find the spectacle increasingly annoying. It's partly because I often have a hangover...
Jordan: Smiling Assassin Won't Be Missed
SIMON JORDAN insists Arsenal will prosper without David Dein and football w ill not be worse off without him. The Crystal Palace chairman once branded Dein the "smiling assassin" and today claimed his departure from the Gunners should not shock...
Kenyon's Pledge: We Won't Sack Jose; Blues Give Mourinho Job Guarantee after His Rift with Roman
PETER KENYON today insisted that Chelsea are not preparing to sack Jose Mourinho. The chief executive gave the assurance the head coach (right) has been seeking in an attempt to ease the pressure on the Portuguese as he tries to mastermind a historic...
Killer Bamber 'Has Passed Lie Detector Test'
MASS killer Jeremy Bamber's legal team claims he has "conclusively" passed a lie detector test and proved his innocence. A lawyer for the 45-yearold, jailed for life for the murder of five members of hisfamily, said he completed the test at Full...
Kroenke Ups His Stake in Arsenal
US BILLIONAIRE Stan Kroenke increased his stake in Arsenal today to 12.19 p er cent, despite a jibe from chairman Peter Hill-Wood that "we don't want your sort here". Hill-Woodsaid the board will fight against any possible hostile takeover but...
Lawyers Will Decide Fate of Lord Levy and Downing St Aides
THE fate of Lord Levy and the Downing Street aides caught up in the "cash f or peerages" inquiry will now depend on the judgments made by some of the country's top lawyers. The police file received today by the Crown Prosecution Service will...
London Live; Helping You Make the Most of Your City Today
Book now COMEDY AT THE CAFE Cafe de Paris, 4 Coventry Street, W1. 7pm, Thursday 26 April (020 7428 5440 or visit www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk to book) An evening of comedy and music in aid of the charity One Parent Families. Never Mind the Buzzcocks...
Mass Killer Bamber 'Passes Lie Detector'
MASS killer Jeremy Bamber's legal team claims he has "conclusively" passed a lie detector test and proved his innocence. A lawyer for the 45-yearold, who was jailed for life for the murder of five members of his family, said he completed the...
Message from the High St on How to Price Up a Business
WHEN you see what Guy Hands' private-equity group Terra Firma is prepared t o pay for Alliance Boots, it makes Lord Sainsbury's claims about how much his family supermarket company is worth seem positively understated. The firm offer for the...
Message from the High St on How to Price Up a Business; CITY COMMENT
WHEN you see what Guy Hands' private-equity group Terra Firma is prepared t o pay for Alliance Boots, it makes Lord Sainsbury's claims about how much his family supermarket company is worth seem positively understated. The firm offer for the...
Ministers Warned of Power Lines Link to Cancer in New Report
A SECRET report has raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer. The confidential study, obtained by the Evening Standard, urges ministers to consider banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead highvoltage power...
Moores Gets Fletcher's Job for Keeps
PETER MOORES has been confirmed as England's new coach, almost before the t ears have dried on Duncan Fletcher's face. Less than 24 hours after an unusually emotional Fletcher informed England's players that tomorrow's World Cup match against...
My Terror Being Stalked by the Campus Gunman; Student Says He Pestered Many Girls
A GIRL stalked by campus killer Cho Seung-Hui today spoke of her terror for the first time as police seized a computer and mobile phone belonging to his first victim. Detectives are examining the equipment belonging to 19-year-old Emily Jane...
Nasser Points the Finger at Graveney
DAVID GRAVENEY may be forced to follow Duncan Fletcher out of the door following a stinging attack from a member of the group appointed to find out where England have gone wrong. Graveney, chairman of selectors for 10 years, has said he wants to...
Nurse Patsy's Healing Hands Leave Ross Lost for Words; News in Brief
PATSY KENSIT shows she is more than a match for Jonathan Ross. The 39-year-old actress straddled the presenter during the filming of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross to be broadcast this evening on BBC1. The normally suave Ross appeared lost for words...
Pick of the Night
BBC1 VIEWING TIMES We were a mite concerned that the new series of Peep Sho w had peaked too early with last week's hilarious farmyard farce. But tonight's episode is borderline genius - although we probably shouldn't be surprised, considering...
[Pounds Sterling]10.8bn Drama as Boots Gets Two Bids
BRITAIN'S biggest-ever management buyout today turned into a dramatic transatlantic takeover battle with Boots, one of Britain's best-loved High Street brands, on the brink of falling into privateequity hands. In a day of high drama in the City,...
Power Cables and Public Health
PARENTS AND health campaigners have for years expressed concern about the possible adverse effects of overhead power lines on the health of people living near them especially children. Now, as this paper reveals today, a report from a panel commissioned...
Power Lines Link to Cancer in New Alert
A SECRET report has raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer. The confidential study, obtained by the Evening Standard, urges ministers to consider banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead high-voltage power...
Power of Lust; THEATRE
TWISTED OVAL HOUSE, SE11 **** IN almost 40 years since the end of theatre censorship, few gay-themed dramas have shocked or disturbed me more than Dav id D a nd r idg e 's Twisted. I cannot recall a play that paints such a grim and convincing picture...
Premiership Focus
Aston Villa v Portsmouth Sunday, 4pm, Villa Park (Sky Sports 1) At last, the West Midlands has some silverware to celebrate. No, nothing to do with Villa. The kudos goes to Warwick University, who won University Challenge after seeing off fellow boffins...
Premiership Focus
Charlton v Sheffield United Tomorrow, 3pm, The Valley Man Charlton's attempts to whip up a storm at The Valley are growing increasingly kitsch. The fans have already been treated to a Freddie Mercury impersonator strutting his stuff on the pitch...
PremiershipFocus
Man United v Middlesbrough Tomorrow, 5.15pm, Old Trafford (Sky Sports 1) La st year, there seemed about as much chance of Manchester United winning the Treble as The Smiths getting back together. But wait! Twelve months on, United are closing in...
ROYAL ART OF Seduction; in the Second of a Two-Part Review, Our Critic Returns to the Masterpieces of Italian Art on Show at the Queen's Gallery
FROM the very moment that he enters the first room of the Queen's Gallery i n Buckingham Palace, the far-sighted visitor may c a t c h a g l i m p s e o f Potiphar's wife, almost naked, as her frustrated seduction of young Joseph u he of the technicolour...
Rufus Pushes Himself to New High; the Singer Talks about His Dream to Become the Premier Voice of popOFF THE RECORD DAVID SMYTH
WITH the critical acclaim that rains down on Rufus Wainwright every time he leaves the house, you'd think the best-dressed man in showbiz would be satisfied. But no, Wainwright is still on a mission to prove himself. "I want to establish myself...
Simon Says He Must Be Shaw Thing for England
SIMON SHAW, in the eyes of many the outstandinglock forward in English rugb y, has admitted he is in the international wilderness despite powering London Wasps into the Heineken Cup semi-finals. Shaw was ignored during the Six Nations campaign...
Stars Ride to the Rescue of Forgotten Saint George; Monty Python Leads Three-Day Celebration for English Patron
LONDON is preparing for its biggest celebration of St George's Day in livin g memory as England reclaims the icon that it almost lost to the far-Right. As many as a quarter of Londoners will mark the day also the anniversary of Shakespeare's...
TAKING STOCK; Market Round-Up
YOUR AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE BANKING AND FINANCE European Islamic Investment Bank has bought a portfolio of five UK commercial properties for [pounds sterling]58.8 million cash. The portfolio consists of four offices and one distribution unit. EIIB...
Taking Stock; Your At-a-Glance Guide
BANKING AND FINANCE European Islamic Investment Bank has bought a portfolio of five UK commercial properties for [pounds sterling]58.8 million cash. The portfolio consists of four offices and one distribution unit. EIIB said it funded the purchase...
Tesco Could Be Made to Sell off Major Store
TESCO could be forced to sell one of its most profitable stores after an investigation into its alleged monopoly of the market. The Competition Commission is investigating the company after it bought a Coop store half a mile from its existing Tesco...
The Bittersweet Lives of Puppets; THEATRE
THEATRE Ten Days On Earth Barbican Pit ...... WHO needs actors? Not super-marionetter Ronnie Burkett, and his beautifully designed, deftly handled puppets are the amazingly lifelike proof. Their bittersweet ode to the simple life achieves several...
The Copy Kate Collection; Topshop Designs by Moss Go Online Today
IT DOESN'T go on sale for almost two weeks, but eager buyers of Kate Moss's new range for Topshop can finally see what all the fuss is about, courtesy of a new website set up especially to view the range. Katemosstopshop.com features a look...
The Man Who Made a Hit out of Lives of Others; Remarkably, a Subtitled Film about a Stasi Spy Is London's Most Popular Film This Week. Its Young Director Talks about His Eight-Year Gamble That Has Finally Paid Off
WHEN an email arrived from a friend in Berlin saying there was a film about the Stasi opening one week last May and I should make the trip specially to see it, I was sceptical. Could another attempt to recapture the lost world behind the Wall...
Threat to Sue Mido in Injury Bust-Up; Threat to Sue Mido over Injury
MIDO claims he is being 'blackmailed' by an opponent he accidentally injure d while playing for Egypt in 2004, who is now set to sue the Tottenham striker. The 24-year-old is at the centre of a bitter dispute with Mostafa Abdul- Rahim, who suffered...
Threat to Sue Mido over Injury
MIDO claims he is being 'blackmailed' after accidentally injuring an oppone nt, who is now set to sue the Tottenham striker. The 24-year-old is at the centre of a dispute with Mostafa Abdul- Rahim, who suffered a seriousknee injury while playing...
Time to Call a Polish plumber,Gordon
Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH Dear Chancellor, WHOOPS.Yes, inflation's gone over the top. It's so far off the target you set that I now have to write you a letter, explaining what happened and what we propose to do next. How...
Top Five Clubs; Critic's Choice
The XFM Remix Night Cargo EC2 Eddy Temple-Morris of XFM hosts this excellen t monthly mixture of indie and dance music. Danny McNamara and Slim Jim bring exclusive remixes to the turntables alongside Temple-Morris's eclectic selections. Meanwhile,...
Top Ten Films; Critic's Choice
Half Nelson 15, 107 mins Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling plays an idealistic tea cher at a sink Brooklyn school, whose personal fight with drugs drags him down and down. Young Shareeka Epps is notable as the black pupil who tries to befriend him....
Track King Haile Finally Ready to Rule the Streets of London
THE problem for geniuses is we expect so much of them. As he prepared for Sunday's Flora London Marathon, Haile Gebrselassie, one of the true wonders of the sports world, looked almost wounded by the suggestion that, in five years concentrating...
Triumph of the Spirit (and the Day I Even Got Lord Archer over the Line); This Sunday, Thousands of Ordinary Men and Women Attempt One of the Most Fearsome Sporting Tests of Endurance. One Veteran of the 26-Mile Race Explains Why It Is So Irresistible
THEY will be sweating it out in their thousands: tough traders dressed as rhinos, feisty lawyers flashing their legs as nuns and, in between, the ranks of "ordinary" runners in their lycra nervously checking their trainers. They are part of that...
Unhinged by a Game of Pretty Glass Balls; AND INCIDENTALLY
IN A SUDDEN reversal of 200 years' worth of foreign policy and cultural colonialism, it has been announced that the Elgin Marbles might find their way back to Greece. Since the 19th century, when Lord Elgin, the British ambassador, plucked these famous...
Unique Target Practice Can Help Pardew's Final Stretch
ALAN PARDEW took his Charlton players clay pigeon shooting this week all pa rt of this most modern of managers' psychological preparations for tomorrow's massive clash with Sheffield United. The Valley boss has already described it as a "must-win"...
Vote for Segolene and Perks for the Idle
MY MOTHER grew up during the Great Depression in America and she is fond of quoting a Roosevelt expression from the 1930s: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But France, two days away from elections, is gripped by a bizarre preelection...
Wealthy Shoppers in Capital Keep Rate Rise Chances High
HIGH Street sales remained robust last month as strong demand in London off set jitters elsewhere in Britain. There was a slight slowdown in sales between February and March as rising prices and higher living costs took their toll. But economists...
'We Don't Want Your Sort Here'; Hill-Wood in Stinging Attack on US Tycoon Kroenke
ARSENAL chairman Peter Hill- Wood has launched an amazing attack on US billionaire Stan Kroenke saying he knows "sweet FA about our football" and insisting "we don't want his sort" at the club. The bitter fallout from the departure of vice-chairman...
Wenger: I'll Stay for Now and We'll Move On
ARSENE WENGER t o d ay committed his future to Arsenal but only until 2008 and insisted it was time for the club to move on. David Dein's shock departure on Wednesday night has clearly upset Wenger who was brought to Highbury by the former vice-chairman...
Wenger's the Key in Search for Man Who Can Barter like Dein; with One of Football's Best Connected Executives Gone, Arsenal Admit They Have an Urgent and Tricky Job in Finding His replacement.Wayne Veysey Reports
Tottenham v Arsenal Premiership, White Hart Lane, tomorrow, 12.45pm (Live P rem Plus) PETER HILL-WOODmight not want any foreign ownership of Arsenal but he is going to need some outside help to replace David Dein as the club's 'kingmaker'. ...
Who Can Fight Ken?
THEsearch for a Conservative mayoral candidate demonstrates a lamentable la ck of seriousness. Defeating Livingstone calls for an experienced politician with huge name recognition. It's too late now to allow a Portillo, Major or Ken Clarke to...
Widow's Grief for Her Hero Professor
THE professor who died trying to save his students from gunman Cho Sueng-Hu i was buried today. In the first funeral for one of Cho's 32 victims, Liviu Librescu was laid to rest in a Jewish cemetery in Raanana, Israel. His widow and other members...
Wife's Successful 'Shopping Trip' to Fight for Share of Tycoon's [Pounds Sterling]135m
THE ex-wife of a property tycoon who emigrated to Spain for tax reasons tod ay won the chance to win a multi-million-pound divorce payout by suing him in an English court. Jim Moore, 46, boss of the Inside Track property advisory company, and...
Will Hayler's Guide to the Televised Races (C4)
NEW BURY 2.10 MUNSEF finished in front of Maraahel in this race last year and can repeat the form with the weights in his favour. Clearly a horse who goes well fresh, he falls short in top-class company, but is good enough to win one of these contests...
Woodrow Leaps as Persimmon Looks Set to Bid
SPECULATORSpiled into housebuilder Taylor Woodrow today as it emerged that heavyweight rival Persimmon is planning to muscle in on its planned [pounds sterling]5 billion merger with George Wimpey. FTSE 100-listed Persimmon is thought to be the latest...
Woodrow Leaps as Persimmon Looks Set to Bid; MARKET ROUND-UP
SPECULATORS piled into housebuilder Taylor Woodrow today as it emerged that heavyweight rival Persimmon is planning to muscle in on its planned [pounds sterling]5 billion merger with George Wimpey. FTSE 100-listed Persimmon is thought to be the...
Your Stars
IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY TOMORROW... Recent discussions revealed that others didn't understand what you're organising as well as you thought. Talk things over - what you learn should be worth the effort involved. You're not thrilled by sudden changes...
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