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Articles from September 20, 2007

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Age Will Be on My Side at Next Election, Insists Ming
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JASON BEATTIE SIR MENZIES CAMPBELL today squared up to his critics, insisting he wasnot too old to lead his party into the next election. With MPs growing increasingly exasperated at his shaky performance, the LiberalDemocrat...
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CHRISTIAN Petzold is a German director of considerable skill who maynever make anything as direct as The Lives of Others. But in this film he getsa performance from Nina Hoss good enough to win her Best Actress at the BerlinFestival. She plays a...
& and Qataris Are Set to Grab Sainsbury's
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH J SAINSBURY looks certain to fall into foreign ownership after the boardand the founding family today indicated they would accept a [pounds sterling]10.5 billion offerfrom the Middle Eastern bidders that have been stalking...
... and Qataris Are Set to Grab Sainsbury's
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH J SAINSBURY looks certain to fall into foreign ownership after the boardand the founding family today indicated they would accept a [pounds sterling]10.5 billion offerfrom the Middle Eastern bidders that have been stalking...
Angelina's Finest Hour; in the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time: Daniel Futterman and Angelina Jolie as Daniel and Mariane Pearl
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM A Mighty Heart Cert 15, 98mins *** FILMING a story the ending of which everyone knows, is not easy. But PaulGreengrass managed it pretty well with United 93. And if the prolific MichaelWinterbottom doesn't achieve quite...
Arab Rivals in Fight for Stock Exchange; Desert Storm: Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum and Sheikh Hamad Bin Al-Thani Are on Opposite Sides of the Power Struggle for Control of the LSE
Byline: NICK GOODWAY A SENSATIONAL battle for control of the London Stock Exchange broke outtoday as two rival Middle Eastern royal families bought huge stakes in the300-year-old institution. Borse Dubai, the month-old stock exchange which the...
Avram Finally Granted His Wish to Sit in Judgement on the Bench at the Bridge; Main Man: Avram Grant
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON WHEN Avram Grant said he wanted to have a seat on the Chelsea benchduring the summer, Jose Mourinho baulked at the idea. The words "over my dead body" immediately sprang to mind, but now it seems thatthe Israeli will get...
Avram in Charge. but for How Long? ; Hit the Road: Jose Mourinhois Driven Away from the Clubs Training Ground Today as Owner Roman Abramovich and New Boss Avram Grant Share a Joke
Byline: LEO SPALL, KEN DYER AVRAM GRANT took charge at Chelsea today following the shock departureof head coach Jose Mourinho. His appointment came as a major surprise but speculation quickly followed thathe is merely a stop-gap before a bigger-name...
Avram in Charge. but for How Long? Hit the Road: Jose Mourinho Is Driven Away from the Club's Training Ground Today as Owner Roman Abramovich and New Boss Avram Grant Share a Joke
Byline: LEO SPALL AND KEN DYER AVRAM GRANT took charge at Chelsea today following the shock departureof head coach Jose Mourinho. His appointment came as a major surprise but speculation quickly followed thathe is merely a stop-gap before a bigger-name...
Bank Chief: EU Stopped Me Giving Secret Loan to Save Rock; Combative: Mervyn King Defends Himself against Charge of Shouting "Fire" in a Cinema
Byline: JOE MURPHY, PAUL WAUGH MERVYN KING today revealed he tried to rescue Northern Rock with ahush-hush loan that could have avoided the disastrous run on the bank. The Governor of the Bank of England said he was on the brink of a covertbail-out...
Bard Takes a Trip to Japan; Bard Takes a Trip to JapanIn Branagh's Oriental Arden: Rosalind (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Orlando (David Oyelowo)
As You Like It Cert 12A, 127mins *** WHAT with their convoluted plotsand complicated verbiage, Shakespeare's lighter entertainments often sitawkwardly on the screen, requiring magical film-making to convince audiencesused to having everything telegraphed...
Benbaun Aimed at World's Top Sprints; Fast Show: Benbaun's Performance at the Curragh Was Possibly His Best Ever
Byline: NICK LUCK TRAINER Mark Wallace is planning an audacious autumn campaign for hisstar sprinter Benbaun. His six-year-old will bypass an engagement at Newbury this weekend in order toprepare for a series of tough international assignments....
Blues Fans Will Think the Wrong Man's Gone and They're Right; Fall out? Jose Mourinho Is Said to Have Rowed with John Terry
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THERE'S a ghastly inevitability about Mourinho going. An erratic,emotional egotist in a disfunctional set-up like Chelsea, more like the courtof one of the dodgier late Caesars than a fully functioning, properly run,modern business,...
Brown's Bid to Curb the Bank Has Put Us All on the Rocks
Byline: NEIL COLLINS The share price is discounting much worse weather, which is why theylook a good bet if you believe this financial storm is not, after all,Hurricane Katrina.. WELL, it was Hurricane From last Thursday's Standard WELL, it...
Bye Bye Jose, Hello Avram; Look out, He's Right Behind You: Avram Grant Sits on Jose Mourinho's Shoulder as It All Goes Wrong This Season
Byline: LEO SPALL AVRAM GRANT will today take charge of Chelsea after the shock departureof head coach Jose Mourinho. The former Israel coach joined the club as director of football againstMourinho's wishes in the summer but will adopt a managerial...
Can I Resist a Pick-Up Artist? Old-School Romance: Laura Loved Grease, but Her Date Was Less Impressed
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM IT WAS an irresistible idea: date London's best pick-up artist anddiscover for myself whether he can succeed with any woman. How? By setting him a simple challenge: seduce me. A challenge which grew harder every time I...
Cash Comes a Cropper in This Apprenticeship in Third World Poverty; PETE CLARK
Byline: PETE CLARK Millionaires' Mission C4 Benidorm Unpacked ITV1 WE HAVE become wearyingly accustomed to the sight of wealthy philanthropistssweating self-denyingly around Africa in hot pursuit of our money to put thingsright. Hunger for...
Children Are More Likely to Fail Exams If Parents Smoke
Byline: MARK PRIGG PARENTS who smoke could be seriously affecting their children's academicperformance, scientists said today. Researchers analysing thousands of British teenagers' exam results found thoseregularly exposed to secondhand smoke...
CRITICS' CHOICE; Nuptials under the Microscope: Vineeta Rishi as Simmy at the Theatre Royal Stratford East
Byline: Fiona Mountford, Nicholas de Jongh There's Something about Simmy Theatre Royal Stratford East It won't win any prizes for finesse but if you'reafter a fix of that rom-com feelgood factor this could be just the show.Writer/director Pravesh...
Crossrail on Knife-Edge as Kelly Tells Businesses: Show Us Your Money; Cash Call: Ruth Kelly Wants Big Contributions
Byline: JOE MURPHY S CROSSRAIL was on a knifeedge today as the Government ordered Londonbusinesses to pay more for the project. In a dramatic interview with the Evening Standard, Transport Secretary RuthKelly called on big firms to offer "very...
Deutsche Bank Takes Hit as Credit Blight Spreads
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE cracks in the banking sector have started to spread far and wide inthe wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown in the US. Today it emerged that Deutsche Bank will have to make write-offs totallinghundreds of millions of...
Deutsche Bank Takes Hit as Credit Blight Spreads; MICKEY CLARK
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE cracks in the banking sector have started to spread far and wide inthe wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown in the US. Today it emerged that Deutsche Bank will have to make write-offs totallinghundreds of millions of...
Fans Will Think Wrong Man Has Gone. They're Right
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THERE'S a ghastly inevitability about Mourinho's going. An erratic,emotional egotist in a dysfunctional set-up like Chelseamore like the court of one of the dodgier late Caesars than a fullyfunctioning, properly run, modern...
Fire-Red Faery Queen Agyness Leads Nymphs and Sprites on Giles Catwalk; Prints Charming: The Ultra-Pretty Show, with Pixie Berets by Stephen Jones, Had Dark Elements Such as the Bleeding Bambi, below Fiery Fairy: Agyness Deyne Flutters in Pink, with Her Floral Cap Showing a Hint of Her Dramatic New Hair Colour, Below
Byline: LAURA CRAIK IF YOU go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise,although it wasn't so much a teddy bears' picnic at the Giles show as aclandestine gathering of wood nymphs. Models with dishevelled ringlets, pinkcheeks and leafy...
Five Tourists Held as 'Burglar' Plunges from Hotel Window
Byline: ANDREW HOUGH, JUSTIN DAVENPORT A SUSPECTED burglar fell 30 feet from a top-storey window of a Londonhotel after being disturbed by guests. He is fighting for his life after plunging face-first on to the pavement fromthe second-floor window...
Flintoff's Last Bid to Rescue Career; Fears for the Future: Andrew Flintoff Limps off after His Ankle Problem Flared Up Again This Week
Byline: ADAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF is out of next month's oneday series in Sri Lanka andheading home for what looks like a final attempt to prolong his career as anall-conquering all-rounder. After hobbling painfully through five Twenty20 games...
Flintoff's Last Bid to Rescue Career; Fears for the Future: Andrew Flintoff Limps off after His Ankle Problem Flared Up Again This Week
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF is out of next month's oneday series in Sri Lanka andheading home for what looks like a final attempt to prolong his career as anall-conquering all-rounder. After hobbling painfully through five Twenty20 games...
Focus on Racial Equality
THE Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) embodies government commitmentto identify and stamp out race discrimination in Britain. It has done atremendous job over the past 30 years. My research on population and employment makes me very aware of...
German Tie-Up Launches Ryanair and easyJet Rival
Byline: ROBERT LEA A RIVAL to the low-fare dominance of Ryanair and easyJet emerged out ofGermany today, as Air Berlin, Europe's third largest no-frills airline, flewinto the arms of the Thomas Cook group and merged with the travel firm'sregional...
Giant Slides and Holbein Boost Tate Visitor Levels
Byline: LOUISE JURY A RECORD 6.9 million people attended the Tate's two London gallerieslast year. In a blockbusting year of shows including Carsten Holler's slides at TateModern and Holbein at Tate Britain, both galleries drew unprecedented...
Gomarsall Cast in Familiar Role as England's Saviour; Gomarsall Cast in familiarSafe Hands: Andy Gomarsall, in Training Yesterday, Will Be Asked to Ignite England's Cup Bid Just 12 Months after Fearing His Career Was Over
Byline: CHRIS JONES ANDY GOMARSALL is the man for an emergency. Twelve years ago, he answered an SOS from England when he flew to South Africato join the World Cup squad as cover for Dewi Morris. Now after England's wretched start to the 2007...
Gomarsall Will Revel in New Role as Saviour
Byline: CHRIS JONES ANDY GOMARSALL has watched in frustration as England's World Cup defencehas lurched from one crisis to another but he is determined to put things rightwhen he gets his first start of the tournament against Samoa on Saturday....
Governor Is Backed by City Following Grilling
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE City today stood behind Mervyn King as he suffered a battering atthe hands of the Treasury Select Committee. City figures praised the Governor of the Bank of England for the way he handledsometimes aggressive questioning...
Gym Suspends 'Misleading' Heat Scans for Breast Cancer; Warning: Professor Kefah Mokbel Says Thermal Imaging Is Not Specific Enough to Find Cancers
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN A GYM that has been offering "misleading" breast cancer scans has beenforced to suspend the service. London branches of LA Fitness hosted a service to create heat-maps of youngwomen's breasts for [pounds sterling]150. The...
He Was the Best We Ever Had Here, Says Terry
Byline: LEO SPALL THE RELATIONSHIP between John Terry and Jose Mourinho may not have endedhow it began, but the Chelsea captain will be sorry to see the Portuguese go. The pair are supposed to have clashed in the run-up to the head coach'sdeparture...
His Sayings
Please don't call me arrogant but I'm European champion and I think I'ma special one Mourinho introduces himself to the English press after arrivingfrom Porto in 2004 If I wanted to have an easy job I would have stayed at Portobeautiful blue chair,...
How to Get Ahead in Retail; Career Break: Starbucks Is One of Many Franchises Owned by MH Alshaya, Which Is Offering Tax-Free Employment in the Middle East Street Life: River Island Is among the Firms Attending the Careers Fair
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON THE Let's Talk Retail Careers Forum is a great opportunity to meet topemployers in the sector, get an expert to cast an eye over your CV and find outmore about the opportunities that exist for talented retail professionals....
How to Get Ahead in Retail; Career Break: Starbucks Is One of Many Franchises Owned by MH Alshaya, Which Is Offering Tax-Free Employment in the Middle East Street Life: River Island Is among the Firms Attending the Careers Fair
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON Fancy a career on the high street? Next week's retail career forum isthe best place to meet the experts and pick up advice - you might even get ajob out of it THE Let's Talk Retail Careers Forum is a great opportunity...
I'll Never Have HIV Test Admits Michael ... Then Pulls Plug on Interview; Confession: George Michael Said He Feared a Positive Result from an HIV Test
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA GEORGE MICHAEL has insisted the BBC does not broadcast an interview inwhich he explains why he will never have an HIV test. The singer discussed his views with Stephen Fry for a two-part documentary tobe shown on BBC2 next...
I'm Afraid the Doctor Won't See You Now
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS TODAY, I have finally seen a doctor after four weeks of trying. It's myown fault that it took so long. I made the mistake of moving house. When I told the old surgery my new postcodethey bumped me with uncharacteristic...
I'm Not Too Old, Says Ming in Bid to End the Infighting
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JASON BEATTIE SIR MENZIES CAMPBELL today insisted he was not too old to lead theLiberal Democrats as he put his squabbling party on an election war-footing. With doubts over his leadership swirling around him, he attempted...
Is Cherie Blair Becoming Our Own Hillary Clinton? Role Model: Hillary Clinton (Left) Has Influenced Cherie Blair Financially Draining: The Blairs' New House in Connaught Square, Said to Have Cost Them [Pounds Sterling]3.5m Time of Change: A Newly Made-Over Cherie Blair Is Likely to Try to Settle Scores When She Publishes Her Memoirs
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY HER hair is styled into a new neat but stylish longer bob and has beencoloured mahogany with fetching lowlights. The familiar pillar-box lips arealluringly glossed and glowing skin made-up to air-brushed perfection. Thesevere...
Is Cherie Blair Becoming Our Own Hillary Clinton? Time of Change: A Newly Made-Over Cherie Blair Is Likely to Try to Settle Scores When She Publishes Her Memoirs Role Model: Hillary Clinton (Left) Has Influenced Cherie Blair
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY HER hair is styled into a new neat but stylish longer bob and has beencoloured mahogany with fetching lowlights. The familiar pillar-box lips arealluringly glossed and glowing skin made-up to air-brushed perfection. Thesevere...
Kingfisher Woos Women in 'Softer B&Q' Shake-Up; New Slogan: Chief Executive Gerry Murphy
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH B&Q OWNER Kingfisher is beginning a multimillion-pound revamp of the DIYchain aimed at bringing a "softer" feel to the stores to attract more women. The rebranding sees B&Q replacing its traditional strapline You...
Living Up to the Hype; Outstanding: The Duet by Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall Is the Centrepiece of Wheeldon's after the Rain
CONSIDERING it was the first London performance of his new balletcompany, Christopher Wheeldon looked remarkably unruffled. The Britishbornchoreographer jokily admitted that setting up a new troupe was a "prettyhare-brained scheme", before thanking...
Living Up to the Hype; Outstanding: The Duet by Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall Is the Centrepiece of Wheeldon's after the Rain
Byline: Nick Kimberley Morphoses/the Wheeldon Company Mixed Bill Sadler's Wells *** CONSIDERING it was the first London performance of his new ballet company,Christopher Wheeldon looked remarkably unruffled. The Britishborn choreographerjokily...
Loach's Labour of Love; Man on a Mission: Loach Is like a Red Rag to the Right Wing Boss Lady: In It's a Free World. Newcomer Kierston Wareing Plays Angie, Who Supplies Ask-Noquestions Employers with Cheap Labour, Operating Her Business out of the Backyard of a Pub in Tottenham
Byline: NICK RODDICK SITTING in a tiny two-room office at the top of a winding flight of Sohostairs, Ken Loach doesn't look much like the "poisonous leech" he was dubbed byone newspaper last year. That was when The Wind That Shakes the Barley,...
London Live
Byline: CONNIE ALLFREY, BELLA BLISSETT, BECKY DAVIES The short list ONE THING YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOWMADELEINE THOMPSON WINTER COLLECTION Young Maddy has taken the inspiration for her jewellery designs from herfrequent visits to Hong Kong. She...
'Madeleine's Gone.'; Despair: Kate McCann Was Screaming after Finding Maddy, Left, Had Gone
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK What Kate really said when she found daughter missing from bedroom Sobbing McCanns were so distraught they couldn't have faked it, say friends THE exact words of Kate McCann in the moments after her daughter disappearedare...
'Madeleine's Gone&' 'Madeleine's Gone&'; Despair: Kate McCann Was Screaming after Finding Maddy, Left, Had Gone Entrance: Front, above, and Rear of the McCanns' Apartment in Praia Da Luz
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE exact words of Kate McCann in the moments after her daughterdisappeared are revealed today for the first time. Sources close to the McCanns said Madeleine's mother ran back to the tapas barwhere the parents were dining...
Maps Show Flood Risk to East End and the O2; Aftermath: This Map Shows Areas of the Isle of Dogs That Could Be Left Underwater after a Flood Surge Overflow: The Area Made Famous by the Credits in EastEnders, Including the O2 Building, Would Be Radically Altered by Flooding
Byline: MARK PRIGG THESE maps reveal how a flood could devastate the East End. Landmarks such as the O2 building and much of the Isle of Dogs are shownunderwater and the outline of the Thames is radically altered. Today, a major conference...
Met Is Bottom of Detection League
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE MET has a worse record for detecting crime than any other force inthe country, Home Office figures reveal todaywith offenders facing justice for only 21 per cent of crimes. London is also bottom of the national table...
Ming Buys Himself Time by Inspiring the Faithful
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JASON BEATTIE SIR MENZIES CAMPBELL today squared up to his critics and delivered arobust defence of his age and ability to command the party into the nextelection. In a well-received conference speech, the Liberal Democrat...
No, Miss Winehouse, Mobo Does Not Stand for More Booze; Best Female: But Amy Appeared Distracted as She Rattled through Two Songs at the Awards
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA SOME might say top priority for Amy Winehouse should be cleaning up heract. But the lady herself seems to favour a stash of booze and the promise of aparty insteadand made no pretence at any sort of rehab during last night's...
Northern Crisis Deepens as King Faces Onslaught from Angry MPs; Rock Slide: Chief Exec Adam Applegarth
Byline: NICK GOODWAY NORTHERN ROCK'S future looked even shakier today, as the Government saidits guarantee to savers will not apply to new accounts set up after midnightlast night. Its shares fell another 22%, crashing 55p to 202p as immediate...
Northern Shares Dive Again as Aid Curbed; Rock Slide: Chief Exec Applegarth
NORTHERN Rock's future looked even shakier today, as the Government saidits guarantee to savers will not apply to new accounts set up after midnightlast night. Its shares crashed another 621/4p to 1943/4p, as immediate takeover hopesfaded. But leading...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Commando: on the Front Line 9pm, ITV1 Fly-on-the-wall documentaries about young lads coming to terms with unfamiliardisciplinary structures aren't an innovation, but this new series isn't aboutstroppy boys being forced...
Portuguese Police Can Stay in Britain; Relief: Gerry McCann and His Wife Will Not Immediately Face More Questions
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA THE JUDGE in the Madeleine McCann inquiry has authorised Portuguesepolice to continue their investigation in Britain but has denied them a secondinterrogation of the parents of the missing girl. Although Kate and Gerry...
[Pounds Sterling]20m PAY-OFF FOR MOURINHO; Gone: Chelsea Announced Early Today That Manager Jose Mourinho Has Left the Club with Three Years Remaining on His Contract Get the Point? Jose Explains Family Support: Mourinho at Stamford Bridge with His Wife Tami and Their Children Jose Jnr and Matilde
Byline: AMAR SINGH, LEO SPALL JOSE MOURINHO is in line for a payout of more than [pounds sterling]20million afterparting company with Chelsea. Despite winning two Premiership titles in three years as coach, hisrelationship with owner Roman Abramovich...
[Pounds Sterling]300 Fine for Lorry Driver Who Killed Writer on Bicycle; Talented: Writer Emma Foa with Her Daughters and Husband, Reg
Byline: ROB SINGH A LORRY driver who ran over and killed a cyclist who was a writer andjewellery designer was today fined [pounds sterling]300 after admitting careless driving. Emma Foa, 56, died as she cycled from her home in Hampstead Heath...
[Pounds Sterling]300 Fine for Lorry Driver Who Killed Writer on Bicycle; Talented: Writer Emma Foa with Her Family. She Was Also a Jewellery Designer
Byline: ROB SINGH A LORRY driver who ran over and killed a cyclist who was a writer andjewellery designer was today fined [pounds sterling]300 after admitting careless driving. Emma Foa, 56, died as she cycled from her home in Hampstead Heath...
Retailers Get Ready for Christmas
WITH figures released last week by The London Retail Consortium (LRC)suggesting healthy sales growth in London's West End, no wonder retailers arelooking to recruit in the run-up to Christmas. The figures indicated that retail sales in central London...
Rock in New Tumble as the Banks Lose out Again
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE banking sector was the focus of attention as Northern Rock sharescame under further selling pressure. They slumped 37p to 220p on news the Bank of England would not underwrite anynew accounts. Said one dealer: "The message...
Rocky Ride for Bank Chiefs; (1) Combative: Bank Chief Mervyn King Defends Himself against the Charge of "Shouting 'Fire' in a Cinema" (2) Scathing: Deputy Governor Sir John Gieve Was Accused of Being Complacent and Not Doing His Job
Byline: JOE MURPHY, PAUL WAUGH BANK of England governor Mervyn King and his deputy came underblistering attack from MPs over the Northern Rock affair today. They were accused of "complacency", being "asleep at the wheel" and being"content to...
Rules Are All Very Well but They Can Bung Up the Works
Byline: NEIL COLLINS THERE'S nothing quite like wellmeaning legislation to produce disastrousunintended consequences. The Governor of the Bank of England put it elegantly today as he fought for hisjob in front of the Treasury committee. The...
Rules Are Fine in Theory but They Can Tie Your Hands When You Least Need It
Byline: NEIL COLLINS THERE'S nothing quite like well-meaning legislation to producedisastrous unintended consequences. The Governor of the Bank of England put it elegantly today as he fought for hisjob in front of the Treasury committee. The...
Sainsbury's Poised to Fall to Qatari Bid; Deal On: Sainsbury's Chairman Sir Philip Hampton, Left, and Chief Executive Justin King Are in Favour of the [Pounds Sterling]10 Billion Takeover Offer from Delta Two
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH J SAINSBURY looks certain to fall into foreign ownership after the boardand the founding family today indicated they would accept a [pounds sterling]10.5 billion offerfrom the Middle Eastern bidders that have been stalking...
Show Us Your Money Says Kelly with Crossrail on a Knife-Edge; Call to Business: Ruth Kelly Wants Substantial Contributions
Byline: JOE MURPHY CROSSRAIL was on a knife-edge today as the Government ordered Londonbusinesses to pay more for the project. In a dramatic interview with the Evening Standard, Transport Secretary RuthKelly called on major firms to offer "very...
Size 12 Star of TV Show Too Fat for Model Agency; Positive Image: Jen Hunter Refused to Slim for TV Judges
Byline: ALEX STEPHENS THE size 12 star of television series Make Me a Supermodel has beenforced to leave her mainstream model agency because she is deemed too large. Jen Hunter, 25, who became a poster girl for the size zero debate after judgeson...
Socked! Blue Peter Chief Loses Job over Cat Contest
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA TWO SENIOR BBC staff lost their jobs today as three new cases of viewerdeception came to light. Former Blue Peter editor Richard Marson is understood to have been sacked overa disregarded poll to name the programme's cat....
Style Crowd Is Fuming about Lack of Support for Fashion Week; Big Names at Fashion Week: Anna Wintour and Stuart Rose
ORGANISERS OF London Fashion Week are privately seething over thetreatment of their event by traffic authorities in Westminster and Kensington. I am told LFW is particularly angry at what appears to be a targeted campaignagainst their hospitality...
Supermarkets 'Colluded to Fix Price of Dairy Products'
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN BRITAIN'S biggest supermarkets were today accused of running a massivecartel over the price of milk, cheese and butter. The Office of Fair Trading said there was strong evidence that Tesco, Asda,Sainsbury's, Safeway and...
Taking Stock
UBS reckons the collapse of its jointventure deal with General Electrichas left Smiths Group vulnerable to takeover bids. The advanced technologiesfirm may also be forced to sell its scanning section if it cannot find newpartners for the business....
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE Dresdner Kleinwort has raised Aberdeen Asset Management from add to buyfollowing its acquisition of Nationwide Financials active US asset managementbusiness. The deal broadens Aberdeens capability in the US, and it can nowoffer...
Tears for Jose as Avram Takes over; Hit the Road: Jose Mourinho Is Driven Away from the Club's Training Ground Today after Being Replaced by Avram Grant (Sat Behind the Former Blues Coach, Right)
Byline: LEO SPALL, KEN DYER AVRAM GRANT took charge at Chelsea today following the shock departureof head coach Jose Mourinho. Some of the first-team squad, including striker Didier Drogba, were left intears this morning as Mourinho spent three...
The News Is I Bought a Pub; Relaxed: Catherwood at the Carpenter's Arms
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA TELEVISION presenter Andrea Catherwood liked her local so much shebought it. The ITV journalist and her husband ate regularly at a small French restaurantafter they moved to Hammersmith and were disappointed when it was...
There Is No Doubt He Was Special
Byline: Michael Hart and Leo Spall Warning: Yesterday's Standard Sportexit was inevitableFun and games: Jose Mourinho brought plenty of smiles and frowns to Chelsea during his time in charge at the club Top dog: Jose enjoys title win in 2005 May...
There Is No Doubt He Was Special; Warning: Yesterday's Standard Sport Fun and Games: Jose Mourinho Brought Plenty of Smiles and Frowns to Chelsea during His Time in Charge at the Club
Byline: Michael Hart and Leo Spall LOVE him or hate him, you could never ignore him. Say what you likeabout Jose Mourinho, in just three years at Chelsea he secured his place in thefolklore of the English game. He arrived like a clap of thunder...
There's No Doubt He Was Special
Byline: Michael Hart, Leo Spall Warning: Yesterday's Standard SportFun and games: Jose Mourinho brought plenty of smiles and frowns to Chelsea during his time in charge at the clubTop dog: Jose enjoys title win in 2005Double act: Jose with Kenyon...
The Special One Says His Last Goodbye to a Team in Turmoil; Family Support: Mourinho at Stamford Bridge with His Wife Tami and Their Children Jose Jnr and Matilde
Byline: AMAR SINGH, JONATHAN PRYNN JOSE MOURINHO today bid an emotional farewell to Chelsea's players as itemerged that he is set to receive more than [pounds sterling]20 million after parting companywith the club. Mourinho, 44, the self-styled...
The Story of the Power Behind the Tone, Like
Byline: NICK CURTIS SUNDAY: JEEZ, There's not been a lorra laughs round 'ere recently. Our Tone's keeps mopin' around the new house in Connaught Square worryin' abouthis legacy, drawing road maps for peace in the Middle East on the kitchentable,...
TOP FIVE COMEDY GIGS; Much More Than Just a Celebrity: The Highly Adaptable Rhona Cameron
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU Rhona Cameron Soho Theatre, W1 These days it is hard to be ahigh-profile stand-up comedian without adding a few more strings to your bow.Cameron is typical, notching up an autobiography, a recent novel, a sitcom and,most famously,...
Tourists Held after Burglar Falls from Hotel Room; Arrested: Two Hotel Guests Are Led Away in Handcuffs by Police Plunge Scene: Paramedics Fight to Save the Life of the Suspected Burglar Who Fell 30 Feet from a Top-Storey Window at the Cedar Guest House in VictoriaTourists Held
Byline: ANDREW HOUGH, JUSTIN DAVENPORT A SUSPECTED burglar fell 30 feet from a top-storey window of a Londonhotel after being disturbed by guests. He is fighting for his life after plunging face first on to the pavement fromthe second-floor window...
Treasury Puts Curb on Rock Guarantee
Byline: NICK GOODWAY NORTHERN ROCK'S future looked even shakier today as the Government saidits guarantee to savers will not apply to new accounts set up after midnightlast night. Its shares fell another 16%. At the same time, a leading credit...
Trusted Grant Was Destined to Become Roman's Main Man; Calling the Shots: Avram Grant, above with Jose Mourinho, Will Have a Lot to Prove to Chelsea Fans
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS AS THE inquest opens into the downfall of Jose Mourinho, questions aresure to be raised about the role of his successor Avram Grant. An ambitiousnetworker and trusted confidante of Roman Abramovich, Grant's appointment wasfiercely...
Trusted Grant Was Destined to Become Roman's New Leader; Calling the Shots: Avram Grant, above with Jose Mourinho, Will Have Alot to Prove to Chelsea Fans
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS AS THE inquest opens into the downfall of Jose Mourinho, questions aresure to be raised about the role of his successor Avram Grant. An ambitiousnetworker and trusted confidante of Roman Abramovich, Grant's appointment wasfiercely...
Under-Fire King Hints Rates Will Stay on Hold despite Rock Crisis
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BANK of England Governor Mervyn King today hinted that he was in no moodto cut interest rates despite the credit crisis engulfing the markets. King told the Treasury Select Committee during today's highly charged hearingthat...
Van Persie: My Team Is Simply Immense; Finishing School: Dutch Striker Robin Van Persie Slots Home to Put Arsenal 2-0 Ahead against Sevilla at Emirates Stadium Last nightVan Persie: My Team
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY, MICHAEL HART Arsenal 3 Sevilla 0 ROBIN VAN PERSIE today hailed Arsenal as "unique" in European football afterhelping them extend their magnificent start to the season. The Dutchman scored the second goal in a comprehensive...
Van Persie: My Team Is Simply Immense; Finishing School: Robin Van Persie Scores to Put Arsenal 2-0 Ahead
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY MICHAEL HART Arsenal 3 Sevilla 0 ROBIN VAN PERSIE today hailed Arsenal as "unique" in football after helpingthem extend their magnificent start to the season. The Dutchman scored the second goal in a comprehensive Champions...
Van Persie: My Team Is Simply Immense; Finishing School: Robin Van Persie Scores to Put Arsenal 2-0 aheadVan Persie: My Team
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY AND MICHAEL HART Arsenal 3 Sevilla 0 ROBIN VAN PERSIE today hailed Arsenal as "unique" in football after helpingthem extend their magnificent start to the season. The Dutchman scored the second goal in a comprehensive...
Warning of Biggest Petrol Duty Rise for Eight Years
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MOTORISTS face the biggest rise in fuel duty for nearly eight years, theAA warned today. It said it expected the Chancellor to implement a 2.3p rise in fuel duty andVAT on 1 Octoberdespite calls for him to freeze it in...
We'll Miss Him but His Exit Was Inevitable as There's Only One Ruler in Roman's Court
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT ENDED as we always knew it would with Jose. With him calling the shots. With him making the grand gesture. With him hoggingthe limelight. On his terms. It was always going to be about Mourinho pouting off into thesunset,...
We'll Miss Him but It Was Always Going to Happen; Blues Brothers: Chelsea Skipper John Terry Paid Tribute to His Former Manager
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT ENDED as we always knew it would with Jose. With him calling theshots. With him making the grand gesture. With him hogging the limelight. Onhis terms. It was always going to be about Mr Mourinho first, a Russianoligarch a...
What Life Is Really like for Women at the Top
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN ONCE again, the message is that ambitious women are hard, driven sorts:in a new survey, more than half of 1,500 working mothers interviewed said menappeared to understand their needs more than childless women colleagues....
What to Wear (or Not!) in 2008
Byline: LAURA CRAIK SPORTY Vest shapes featured on dresses at Danielle ScuttDRESSES Tiered and in boldprints at Duro OlowuGRAPHIC PRINTS MariosSchwabs were strikingORGANZA Richard Nicolls transparent layersGOTHIC Gareth Pugh's visionSTRAPLESS The...
What to Wear (or Not!) in 2008; EMBELLISHMENTLouise Gray's Metallic Details SHORTS Above-K Ove-Knee Was the Length at Jasper Conran PROM DRESSES Burnt Edge Silk Dresses Were a Main Focal Point at Matthew Williamson GOTHIC Gareth Pugh's Vision COCOONThe New Dress Shape for Spring, Narrow at the Shoulders, Wider on the Hips
Byline: LAURA CRAIK SORE FEET, rumbling stomachs, traffic jams ... it must be London Fashion Week. In a packed schedule of 53 shows running over alongerthan-usual six days, nobody could accuse London of being short of ideas.If you want a heads-up...
Where It All Went Wrong for the Boss
WHEN Jose Mourinho breezed into Stamford Bridge in 2004 he declaredhimself a 'Special One' after guiding unfancied Porto to the Champions Leaguecrown just a month earlier. Two titles in two seasons suggested he was indeed special, but then so was...
Where It All Went Wrong for the Boss; Watching the Pennies: Florent Malouda Was Only One of Two New Players to Arrive in Cash Deals in the Summer as the Chelsea Board Refused to Match Previous Spending
WHEN Jose Mourinho breezed into Stamford Bridge in 2004 he declaredhimself the special one after guiding unfancied Porto to the Champions Leaguecrown just a month earlier. Two titles in two seasons suggested he was indeed special, but then so was...
Who Is to Pay for Crossrail?
TODAY's meeting between the Transport Secretary, Ruth Kelly and theCampaign for Crossrail lobby group is likely to be more interesting than mostencounters between the project's supporters and government ministers. In aninterview with this paper today,...
Who Is to Pay for Crossrail?
TODAY's meeting between the Transport Secretary, Ruth Kelly, and theCampaign for Crossrail lobby group is likely to be more interesting than mostencounters between the project's supporters and government ministers. In aninterview with this paper today,...
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