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Articles from September 18, 2007

Adams Injury Leaves Sussex on the Rocks; Captain Marvel: Sussex Skipper Chris Adams Faces a Race to Be Fit for His Side's Crunch Final Match of the Season
Byline: DAVID LLOYD CAPTAIN Chris Adams is in danger of missing Sussex's biggest match ofthe season after the championship title race took another twist. Key batsman Adams had five stitches inserted in his right little fingerfollowing a fielding...
AOL Loses Its Identity in Move to New York; Overwritten: Like Connie from Its TV Ads, AOL Now Hides Behind a New Headline as Platform A
Byline: JAMES DORAN THE FINAL nail was hammered into the coffin of AOL yesterday as theformer internet giant closed down its Virginia headquarters and moved its fewremaining staff to the Time Warner offices in New York. The closure of its Dulles,...
Apple Sets UK Launch Date for Its New iPhone
Byline: MARK PRIGG APPLE'S highly anticipated iPhone will be launched in Britain on 9November, the company said today. The devicea cross between a mobile phone and the new touch-screen iPodwill cost [pounds sterling]269 and will only be available...
Ashton Axes Five for Cup Crunch
Byline: CHRIS JONES BRIAN ASHTON today made wholesale changes for the clash with Samoa onSaturday in a bid to revive England's ailing World Cup challenge. There are eight changesone positionalfrom the side that performed so badly in losing 36-0...
Ashton Is Forced to Make a U-Turn on Lewsey; Switching Back: Josh Lewsey Is Likely to Play at No15 despite Being Publically Criticised the Last Time He Played for England thereGloucester in Olly Row
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN ASHTON today handed Josh Lewsey the problem No15 England role forthe clash with Samoajust six months after saying he didn't want him to play there. The head coach has been using Lewsey at wing but following Mark Cueto's...
Ashton Is Forced to Make a U-Turn on Lewsey; Switching Back: Josh Lewsey Will Play at No15 despite Being Publically Criticised the Last Time He Played for England There
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN ASHTON today handed Josh Lewsey the problem No15 England role forthe clash with Samoajust six months after saying he didn't want him to play there. The head coach has been using Lewsey at wing but following Mark Cueto's...
A Superhero in Tights; Main Man: Ed Watson Failed His First Ever Ballet Exam but Has since Developed into One of the Royal Ballet's Most Exciting Talents
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS WHEN the Royal Ballet launched a new marketing drive earlier thissummer, principal dancer Edward Watson was on tour in Texas and had no inklingof the storm of controversy that was about to surround him. "I saw thephotograph...
Banks Breathe More Easily as Rock Shares Start to Recover; Long Cold Wait: Northern Rock Savers Began Queuing in Golders Green at 1am Today. Many Said They Did Not Trust the Government's Assurances
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, PAUL WAUGH SHARES in Northern Rock bounced back today as the Chancellor promised areturn to "a strong and stable banking system". By lunch-time shares inBritain's fifth biggest mortgage lender were up 22.25p to 305p, a rise...
Benefits of Raising the Bar; Perfect Preparation for Uni: IB Student Pru Chamberlain
Byline: Sarah Richardson AT A TIME when accusations of grade inflation are rife and universitiesare finding it harder to distinguish between top A-level students, interest inthe International Baccalaureate (IB) is growing. This challenging qualification,...
Billionaire's Wife Gives Young Artists a Chance; Showcase: Anita Zabludowicz Will Exhibit Work by Berlinde De Bruyckere, above, and Vampire by Arnie Dicke
Byline: LOUISE JURY A COLLECTOR is to put her accumulation of British and international arton display this week. Anita Zabludowicz's exhibition in Chalk Farm is one of several being staged bywealthy collectors in the capital this autumn, following...
Cameron to Face Conference Row over Grammars
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE Tory row over grammar schools will be reignited at the party'sconference later this month as David Cameron faces huge pressure to rethink hispolicy, the Evening Standard has learned. Graham Brady, who was dumped from the...
City Slashes Price for Rock Takeover
Byline: NICK GOODWAY NORTHERN ROCK's chances of being taken over soared sharply today afterthe Government underwrote its savers' deposits. The City believes that Northern Rock no longer has any future as an independentbank and will be absorbed...
City Spy
CITY SPY can only giggle at the wit that is Sir Terry Leahy. Why do youthink some people really hate Tesco? His reply: "They don't. Tesco is the mostloved organisation in Britain." CLYDE & CO are on the blower. They've not suspended an associate...
Come on, Ming - Be Merciless to the Rich
Byline: WILL SELF THERE'S no need for Sir "Ming" Campbell, the pensionable leader of theLib- Dems, to fall on his Zimmer frame; he's already committed politicalsuicide by opening his party's conference with an appeal to the Government to"hammer"...
Crude Record Fails to Boost the Oil Giants; HUGO DUNCAN
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE oil price soared to a fresh record today amid fears of a shortage ofsupplies this winter. In New York, crude hit a peak of $81.24 a barrel, the first time it has risenabove $81, while in London, Brent was up 24 cents at...
Darling Wants Northern Rock Bosses to Be Sacked; (1) Chairman: Sir Callum McCarthy (2) Chancellor: Alistair Darling (3) Future in Doubt: Northern Rock Chief Executive Adam Applegarth (4) Governor: Mervyn King (5) on the Board: Author and Journalist Matt Ridley, 49; Nichola Pease, 46, Chief Executive of JO Hambro; Sir Derek Wanless, 59, Former NatWest Head
Byline: JOE MURPHY CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling wants Northern Rock's bosses to be firedover the banking crisis. Senior managers including chief executive Adam Applegarth should be ousted, hebelieves, to send a message that mistakes and recklessness...
Darling Wants Northern Rock Bosses to Be Sacked; (1) Governor: Mervyn King (2) Chancellor: Alistair Darling (3) Chairman: Sir Callum McCarthy
Byline: JOE MURPHY CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling wants Northern Rock's bosses to be firedover the banking crisis. Senior managers including chief executive Adam Applegarth should be ousted, hebelieves, to send a message that mistakes and recklessness...
Debenhams Sales Tumble 5% as It Overhauls Stores; Problems Admitted: Rob Templeman
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH DEBENHAMS shares slid 5p to1001/2p today as it rounded off a difficultyear with a plunge in sales and a warning that the future is likely to be eventougher. The department stores groupwhich has issued three profit warnings...
Debenhams Sales Tumble 5% as It Overhauls Stores; Store Star: Jaime Murray Models for Chain
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH DEBENHAMS today rounded off a difficult year with a plunge in sales anda warning that the future is likely to be even tougher. The department stores group, which has issued three profit warnings sinceDecember, revealed that...
Dowies Preparing to Face Gauntlet of Hate; Frosty Reception: Iain Dowie Returns to Crystal Palace Tonight for the First Time since He Quit to Join Charlton
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON IAIN DOWIE has been warned to expect a gauntlet of hate at CrystalPalace tonight as he makes his first return since he quit the club to takecharge of bitter rivals Charlton. Dowie, who is now in charge of Coventry, has not...
Education 2007
The London Military Festival on 21-22 September (20-21 September9.30am-3.30pm for schools) at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall,Twickenham, offers the opportunity for you to learn more about careers in thearmed services. There will be...
England Flops in Need of a Miracle; (1) Wrong Turn: Darren Maddy Is Run out as His Side Lose Their Way (2) Kiwi Joy: New Zealand Celebrate Their Victory over England. Paul Collingwood's Side Fell Five Runs Short of the Black Caps' Total to Leave Their World Twenty20 Bid in Disarray
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND blew it again today, losing agonisingly to New Zealand by fiveruns after working themselves into a winning position in Durban, and they nowneed a cricketing miracle to qualify for the WorldTwenty20 semi-finals. Paul...
Family Struggles to a Happy Ending; Odd Couple: Joe (Jason Maza) and Lauren (Ashley Madekwe)
Byline: Nicholas de Jongh THIS unrewarding play by David Watson takes another unhappy,middle-class family and drives two of its members to the unbelievable,unjustified haven of a happy ending. The focus of attention, in 12 scenes and 12 months,...
For 50 Years I've Studied the Minds of Killers - and I Just Don't Believe the McCanns Did Anything to Harm Maddy; Innocent Parties: Gerry and Kate McCann Had No Possible Motive to Kill Their Daughter
Byline: COLIN WILSON ANYONE who has spent more than half a lifetime studying the psychologyof crime is bound to develop quite an instinct about it. I was in mymid-twenties when I decided to try to bring some order to the subject bycompiling the...
Free-Form Hilarity from Dublin; on the Lookout: Jason Byrne Is Ready to Pounce on Members of His Audience and Drag Them into His Act
Byline: Bruce Dessau Family struggles IF THERE is any upcoming comedian who can fly by theseat of their pants as well as Jason Byrne I've yet to encounter them. In the past Ross Noble and demented Scottish stand-up Phil Kay have excelled atfreeform...
Gordon Tastes Defeat. Again; out of Flavour: The Narrow, Opened by Gordon Ramsay in March, Failed to Win the Best Gastropub Award
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ GORDON RAMSAY'S restaurant empire has suffered another blow after hisnew gastropub was passed over for a major prize. The Narrow, which opened in Limehouse in March, has been beaten to the title ofbest gastropub in the latest...
Gordon Tastes Defeat as Gastropub Loses in Time out Awards
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ GORDON RAMSAY'S restaurant empire has suffered another blow after hisnew gastropub was passed over for a major prize. The Narrow, which opened in Limehouse in March, has been beaten to the title ofbest gastropub in the latest...
Heroes? Not Us, Say Britons Who Broke out of Crash Plane; Prayers: In a Multi-Faith Memorial Service, Buddhist Monks and Airport Officials Remember the 89 Victims of the Plane Crash at Phuket Airport Modest: Peter Hill Said He Just Wanted "To Get off the Plane"
Byline: AMAR SINGH, ANDREW DRUMMOND TWO Britons hailed for their bravery in breaking out of the burningwreckage of the Thai air crash today insisted they were not heroes and hadacted instinctively. Peter Hill, 35 and Ashley Scott Harrow, who...
History Lesson for Lender That Failed to Keep Illusion Afloat
Byline: CHRISTOPHER FILDES BANKERS dwell in marble halls, which they do to encourage deposits anddiscourage withdrawals. Ogden Nash, who said so, was right. They need to lookrich and they need to look safe. Once the depositors are queuing round...
I'm in the Dating Olympics; Searching for Love: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks Meet for the First Time in Sleepless in Seattle
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD LAST Friday I went to an "intimate" dinner party for 20. It was held ina private banqueting room, all chandeliers and gilt mirrors. We drank too much,fought over the cheeseboard, and talked obsessively about all the London dinnerparty...
Inside London's Five-Star Rehab Clinic; Here to Help: On Hand at the Recovery Centre in Chelsea for Those Able to Pay [Pounds Sterling]1,200 a Day Are (from Left) Treatment Manager Charisse Cooke, Chef Nick Timothy and Life Management Therapist Wendy Ridley
Byline: CAROLINE PHILLIPS THERE'S nothing outside the elegant stucco Chelsea townhouse to indicatethe extraordinary things that go on inside. Nothing to show why the rich, famous and just plain troubled now store thisdiscreet address in their...
iPhone Set for Launch in Britain with O2
Byline: MARK PRIGG APPLE was today poised to reveal O2 and Carphone Warehouse as itspartners for the UK launch of the iPhone. The much-anticipated device, which combines the features of Apple's newtouch-screen iPod with those of a mobile phone,...
It's All a Question of Loss of Trust; Gesture of Reassurance: Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling outside Downing Street Yesterday
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST ALISTAIR DARLING goes on radio and television to tell people theirdeposits in Northern Rock are secure. At the Golders Green branch of the bank they heard what the Chancellor said andcarried on queuing to retrieve their...
Jose's Final Attempt to Egg Sheva on; Cold Front: Striker Andriy Shevchenko (Left) Has Struggled at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho
Byline: Leo Spall SHOULD Roman Abramovich need proof Jose Mourinho has changed his stylethis season he need only study the head coach's public handling of AndriyShevchenko. His hopes for an attractive winning formula may still be a work in progress...
London Live
Byline: BELLA BLISSETT, CHRIS LAKER, BECKY DAVIES The short list ONE THING YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW TRISH MCEVOY MASTERCLASS 19 September, Selfridges, Oxford Street, W1. Cosmetics guru Trish McEvoy (above) will host her "Power of Makeup" masterclassat...
Maxse: Epsom Won't Be Neglected; Course Revamp, Who Is Leaving Racinghave Him at Racing's HQ, Where forgingOn Course: Epsom's [Pounds Sterling]29m Reconstruction Is on Time and Budget
Byline: NICK LUCK JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES communications chief John Maxse moved today toease the fears of London racegoers following Epsom managing director StephenWallis's decision to jump ship midway through the [pounds sterling]29million reconstruction...
Maxse: Epsom Won't Be Neglected; on Course: Epsom's [Pounds Sterling]29m Reconstruction Is on Time and Budget
Byline: NICK LUCK JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES communications chief John Maxse moved today toease the fears of London racegoers following news that Epsom managing directorStephen Wallis was jumping ship midway through the [pounds sterling]29million reconstruction...
Mayor Plans 50,000 Affordable Homes in New Housing Role
Byline: PAUL WAUGH KEN LIVINGSTONE unveiled new plans to build 50,000 low-cost homes forLondon today as he took control of the capital's [pounds sterling]1 billion housing budget. The Mayor of London declared that he would hugely increase the...
Ming 'Successor' Backs Amnesty for Migrants; Balance of Power: Nick Clegg, Left, Is Seen as a Likely Leader When Sir Menzies Campbell Stands Down
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JASON BEATTIE NICK CLEGG today unveiled plans for an amnesty for illegal immigrants,declaring there was room for more people in Britain. The home affairs spokesmansaid that immigration was not too high and argued the public...
New York Times Ends Online Access Charges
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE New York Times has scrapped a two year experiment to charge onlinecustomers for premium content, leaving only the Wall Street Journal in the USand London's Financial Times among quality newspapers using the model. The...
Outsiders Trying to Beat Boris; (1) High Profile: Boris Johnson (2) Unknowns: Andrew Boff, Victoria Borwick and Warwick Lightfoot Are Still in the Race for Tory Mayoral Candidacy
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THEY are the three unknowns challenging Boris Johnson to become the Torycandidate for Mayor of London. The performances of Andrew Boff, Victoria Borwick and Warwick Lightfoot athustings meetings have surprised many and left...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY The Wild Gourmets 8.30pm Channel 4 As food miles hit the headlines, it'snot surprising to see tellycookery shows shifting towards the home-grown. Butit's all very well Jamie Oliver doing exciting things in his gardenthis new...
Plan to Put GPs in Chemist Shops
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN TWO high street chemists today revealed plans to install family doctorsin shops in London and the South-East. Boots and Lloyds Pharmacy are responding to a Government proposal to let bignames offer GP care. Ministers are...
Police Chief Blasts McCanns for Calling in Gordon Brown; 1) Guiding Hand: Clarence Mitchell, Who Assisted Gerry and Kate McCann in Portugal
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA, JACK LEFLEY A SENIOR police officer investigating the disappearance of MadeleineMcCann launched an astonishing attack today on her parents for jeopardising theinquiry. He accused Kate and Gerry McCann, both official suspects...
POLICE FLY IN TO QUIZ McCANNS ; (1) Fightback: Kate and Gerry McCann with Spokesman Clarence Mitchell outside Their Home Today (2) Missing: Madeleine (3) Strong Defence: Kate McCann at Home in Rothley Today. Family Sources Claim Police Evidence Is Flawed
Byline: JACK LEFLEY, ROBERT MENDICK PORTUGUESE detectives flew into Britain today for a new interrogation ofKate and Gerry McCann. The three officers will provide a list of questions for Leicestershire policeto ask the couple about their daughter...
Portillo Takes Portfolio Hit
HE NEVER fulfilled his dream of becoming Tory leader but what MichaelPortillo missed out on in power he more than made up for in cash through hismedia career. Until now. The former MP for Kensington and Chelsea has just lost his column onThe Sunday...
'Predictable' Portillo Takes Portfolio Hit; I Could Have Been a Contender: Michael Portillo and Boris Johnson
HE NEVER fulfilled his dream of becoming Tory leader but what MichaelPortillo missed out on in power he more than made up for in cash through hisbusy media career. At least until now. The former MP for Kensington and Chelseahas just lost his column...
Racial Divisions Are Growing in Britain, Watchdog Warns
Byline: PAUL WAUGH BRITAIN is becoming increasingly segregated along racial lines andWhitehall departments are doing little to meet their duties to tacklediscrimination, a new report has found. In its final study before being wound up, the Commission...
Relief as Rock Shares Start to Recover
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN SHARES in Northern Rock bounced back today as the Chancellor promised areturn to "a strong and stable banking system". By this afternoon shares inBritain's fifth biggest mortgage lender were up 31p to 314p, a rise of morethan...
Retailers Hit by Spending Slowdown Fear
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE BANKING sector may have staged something of a recovery today, butHigh Street retailers were under pressure as fears of a consumer slowdownplagued the City. A grim trading update by Debenhamssent its share price sharply...
Rock Cash Windfall of [Pounds Sterling]1bn for Halifax
Byline: NICK GOODWAY, ROBERT LEA THE crisis at Northern Rock has led to a windfall of up to [pounds sterling]1 billionbeing transferred by customers into the Halifax, the country's biggest buildingsociety-turned-bank. With estimates of the amount...
Rock's Takeover Tag Slashed to [Pounds Sterling]1 Billion
Byline: NICK GOODWAY NORTHERN ROCK could be taken over at a knockdown price of not much morethan [pounds sterling]1 billion, analysts forecast today. The City believes Northern Rock nolonger has any future as an independent bank and will be absorbed...
Russian Closes in on an Arsenal Takeover
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY RUSSIAN billionaire Alisher Usmanov today became the second-largestshareholder in Arsenal as he upped his stake in the club to 21 per cent. Usmanov went on a new share-buying spree yesterday, snapping up 6.5 per cent ofthe...
Shares Run on Top Hedge Fund as Its 'Genius' Storms Out
Byline: ROBERT LEA ONE OF London's most colourful hedge fund managers, 6ft 8in FlorianHomm, regarded in the City as a "flamboyant genius", today sparked a run onshares in his own investment house after quitting amid a spectacular row withcolleagues....
Sheva's Handed Final Chance to Crack It; THE ODDS Buoyed by His Excellent Goal for England against Israel at Wembley, Man-of-Themoment Shaun Wright-Phillips Looks Great Value at 10-1 with Coral to Score First Again in This Clash. Cold Front: Striker Andriy Shevchenko (Left) Has Struggled at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho
Byline: Leo Spall SHOULD Roman Abramovich need proof Jose Mourinho has changed his stylethis season he need only study the head coach's public handling of AndriyShevchenko. His hopes for an attractive winning formula may still be a work in progress...
Stellar Saunders Is a Cut above; (1) Artistry: Bespoke Handprinted Fabrics Complement the Shapes of Jonathan Saunders' Creations (2) N Lines: A Monochrome Evening Dress
Byline: LAURA CRAIK FOR his prints alone, Jonathan Saunders deserves a place in fashion'shall of fame. But last night, the cut of his clothes finally reached the samestellar standard as his print work, with cut and colour coming together instunning...
Supply Bottlenecks 'Set to Push Petrol Prices to [Pounds Sterling]1 a Litre'
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE [pounds sterling]1 litre of petrol and soaring energy costs for business are well onthe way, says Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street bank says it believes oil is heading strongly towards $100 abarrel later this year and will...
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE Shares of Nordic bourse owner OMX were marked higher after rival Nasdaqindicated that it is prepared to raise its current cash-and-share offer of 25.5billion Swedish kronor ([pounds sterling]1.9 billion). Borse Dubai, the...
TEN TOP FILMS; Some Welcome Partings from Original: John Travolta and Queen Latifah in Hairspray
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Atonement 15, 122 mins Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan'sbestseller, with a screenplay from Christopher Hampton, is high, wide andhandsome, and deals with the book's complications surprisingly well. With KeiraKnightley,...
Textbook Turn Costs Motorist [Pounds Sterling]100 Fine
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS (1) Step one: James Harpers VW Golf (highlighted) has just turned left into Edgware Road and into a bus lane, 100 yards clear of the bus behind, after waiting for a gap in traffic(2) Step two: continuing in the bus lane, the...
Thatcher's Legacy of Debt
SPECULATION that the housing market may experience a crash triggered byfall-out from the Northern Rock crisis, when there is no sign that generalemployment is under threat, is misplaced. But Northern Rock gives the lie to Gordon Brown's prudent...
The Bonking Parson Who Led the Moral Crusade for Children; PETE CLARK
Byline: PETE CLARK THOSE of us of a certain age will remember the excitement that used tobe generated by the arrival of the weekly comic. I do not refer here to theBeano and Dandy, which were great fun but hardly the stuff of intellectualstimulus....
The Dilemma for Mr Darling
IT IS perhaps too early for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, AlistairDarling, to breathe freely again but the evidence so far is that his decisionto underwrite the deposits of every saver with Northern Rock has begun to work.The queues outside branches...
The Dilemma for Mr Darling
WITH QUEUES of depositors around the block at every Northern Rockbranch, it is hard to think what other course of action was open to theChancellor, Alistair Darling, than to underpin the security of the NorthernRock depositors as he did last night....
The End of My Affair with Property Porn
Byline: VANORA BENNETT PANIC grips the high street. But the agonised-looking savers at NorthernRock are no sadder than me. For I can see what this financial shock heralds:the end of property porn as we've enjoyed it for so long. A decade of rising...
The Gap Year That Changed My Life ... Ambitious: Alexander Proves There's More to University Than Studyingis More to University Than Just Academic
Byline: Sarah Richardson MANY students will tell you that their gap year changed their life. Alexander McLean changed not only his own but other people's. In 2004,Alexander, who graduated this summer from Nottingham University with a 2:1 inlaw,...
The Incredible Shrinking Man; Before: Andrew Gilligan as a 17-Stone Non-Cyclist After: A Year in the Saddle Has Turned Andrew Gilligan into a 13-Stone, Leaner, Meaner Version of Himself and a Jehovah's Witness for the Bicycle
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN HERE are all the symptoms of a contagious disease. My clothes hang offme; I spend hours each week soaked in sweat; I am half the man I was. I am acyclist. Over the past four years, the pandemic has swept uncontrollably...
The Israel Firestorm Is Ignited in Earnest
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK UNTIL a few months ago, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt were littleknown outside their academic fields. But the two Americans have suddenly foundthemselves at the centre of the biggest literary controversy for years,...
The PM, His Glamorous Aide and a Jealous Wife ... but It's Just a Novel; (1) Bestseller: Robert Harris (2) Robert Harris's Novel on the Tension between the Fictional PM's Wife and His Political Aide. Right, Tony Blair with Anji Hunter at the Labour Party Conference in 2003. above, Wife Cherie
Byline: THE LONDONER ROBERT HARRIS'S new political thriller, The Ghost, is set to stir upsome uneasy spectres of the Blair years. It features the memoirs of a Prime Minister named Adam Lang who is caughtbetween an overbearing, ambitious wife...
The PM, His Glamorous Aide and a Jealous Wife ... It Must Be a Novel; (1) Bestseller: Robert Harris (2) Robert Harris's Novel on the Tension between the Fictional PM's Wife and His Political Aide. Right, Tony Blair with Anji Hunter at the Labour Party Conference in 2003. above, Wife Cherie
Byline: THE LONDONER ROBERT HARRIS'S new political thriller, The Ghost, is set to stir upsome uneasy spectres of the Blair years. It features the memoirs of a Prime Minister named Adam Lang who is caughtbetween an overbearing, ambitious wife...
The Race Is on to Find the Best People; Going Places: Chartered Accountants Are Being Sought across the Capital
LONDON is seen by many as the financial centre of Europe, if not theworld. As a result, chartered accountants (ACAs) working in business in thecapital are in high demand and the future is looking good. A recent survey by the Institute of Chartered...
Transport Chief Gets [Pounds Sterling]115,000 Bonus for First Year in Charge
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDON'S transport commissioner received a six-figure bonus in his firstyear in charge of the Tube and buses. Peter Hendy was awarded [pounds sterling]115,200 on top of his [pounds sterling]320,000 salary as head ofTransport...
Transport Chief Gets [Pounds Sterling]115,000 Bonus for First Year in Charge; Reward: TfL Said Peter Hendy's Salary Reflected the Success of His Work
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDON'S transport commissioner received a six-figure bonus in his firstyear in charge of the Tube and buses.Peter Hendy was awarded [pounds sterling]115,200 on top ofhis [pounds sterling]320,000 salary as head of Transport for...
Uncharted Territory of the Personal Debt Crisis
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON PRIVATE-EQUITY fund manager Guy Hands circulated a paper to clients lastweek which implied that quite a few shares in the stock market were overvaluedby about a third. Lombard Street Research, which has been a mile ahead of...
Vital Tests That We Should All Take to Heart
Byline: MARK PORTER BRITONS have one of the worst records for heart disease in WesternEurope. We are much less likely to be screened for cholesterol or high bloodpressure, two of the main risk factors, than our continental cousins, accordingto a...
Wenger Stays Cool as Russian Swoops
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ARSENE WENGER insisted today that he is not concerned about thepossibility of a Russian takeover at Arsenal after Alisher Usmanov increasedhis shareholding to 21 per cent. The purchase makes Usmanov's investment company,...
Wenger Stays Cool as Russian Swoops ; Big Player: Alisher Usmanov Upped His Stake to 21 per Cent
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ARSENE WENGER insisted today that he is not concerned about thepossibility of a Russian takeover at Arsenal after Alisher Usmanov increasedhis shareholding to 21 per cent. The purchase makes Usmanovs investment company, Red...
We're Better Now Henry's Left Us, Says Hleb
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ALEXANDER HLEB believes that Arsenal are thriving this season on thegreater responsibility placed on the players' shoulders since the departure ofThierry Henry. The Premier League leaders prepare for the start of the Champions...
WHERE THE STARS GO TO CLEAN UP; Celebrity Choice: The Priory's Flagship Centre in Roehampton
Capio Nightingale This Marylebone residential clinic provides treatmentfor drug and alcohol problems, phobias and stress. It has also introduced services for gambling addicts. The Capio group is alsoadmired for its treatment of compulsive behaviours...
WHY KATE IS INNOCENT... (1) Strong Defence: Kate McCann at Home in Rothley Today. Family Sources Claim Police Evidence Is (2) Missing: Madeleine (3) Fightback: Kate and Gerry McCann with Spokesman Clarence Mitchell outside Their Home Today
Byline: JACK LEFLEY, ROBERT MENDICK NEW evidence will demolish the case against Kate McCann, it was claimedthis afternoon. Sources close to the family released details to explain how Madeleine's DNA gotinto a car hired by her parents 25 days...
Wilkinson: I Feared Injury Had Wrecked My Dream; Back in Action: Jonny Wilkinson Trains with England in France Today
Byline: Chris Jones JONNY WILKINSON today revealed he feared he would not play in the WorldCup after suffering an ankle injury in training with England. The fly-half hasbeen named in the team to face Samoa on Saturday for what will be his firsttaste...
Young Star in Deal to Take over from Ming; Balance of Power: Nick Clegg, Left, Is Seen as a Likely Leader When Sir Menzies Campbell Stands Down
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JASON BEATTIE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT rising star Nick Clegg was today taking centre stage atthe party's annual rally amid talk that he has struck a succession deal withSir Menzies Campbell. The party's home affairs spokesman...
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