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Articles from October 1, 2008

2008, a Space Oddity as Balenciaga Reaches for the Stars; Star Spangled: Natalia Vodianova Wears Her Heart on Her Chest as Balenciaga Featured High Shine Metallics and Futuristic Designs, Left, Photographer Patrick Demarchelier with US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour at the Show
Byline: LAURA CRAIK GROUND control to Major Tom! At the Balenciaga show, there was more than a touch of the space age, as designer Nicolas Ghesquiere continued his fascination with all things futuristic in a stellar collection that was the highlight...
?7M Lotto Winners Still Have a Care in the World; Star Players: The Syndicate Celebrates Winning a Share of the ? 1 . . Million EuroMillions Jackpot at West Ham's Upton Park Today
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA NINE care home workers said today they will continue working for just ?6 an hour after winning more than ?7 million on the lottery. The nine usually buy Lotto tickets but last week decided to play EuroMillions for the first...
Absolutely Fabregas as the Real Cesc Runs the Show Once More; to the Four: Emmanuel Adebayor (Left) Heads Arsenal's Second and (Top) Scores from the Penalty Spot While Robin Van Persie Grabs the Other Two Goals (Right and below) in the Rout against Porto
Byline: Ian Chadband Arsenal 4 Porto 0 GIVEN Arsenal's notoriously schizophrenic tendencies, stumbling along blindly one moment then being brilliant the next, there were never going to be too many eyebrows raised at the idea of Arsene Wenger's...
Accept the Challenge
Byline: Pattie Barron WHO knows what next summer may bring: drought or downpours? Global warming, we are discovering, is not about being able to grow bougainvillea up our house walls but about coping with weather extremes. After another soggy...
A HOT SPOT; (1)?149,000: Three-Bedroom Villas at the Hills, Akkaya, Due for Completion in 2009. Buying in (as before) (2) ?46,200: Apartments at Akkaya Gardens, 15 Minutes from Dalaman. through Buying in (0845 351 3551)
Byline: Cathy Hawker Kalkan: for rental returns The fishing village of Kalkan on the Lycian coast is increasingly popular with British buyers. It is 90 minutes from Dalaman airport with a charming harbour packed with restaurants. Its popularity...
Amazing Greys
Byline: KATIE LAW (1) In- their Dalston home, Abigail Ahern, husband Graham and Molly the fox terrier are glad to be grey (2) A White-wire Candelelabra-and-white painted dulux dusted gloss make astatement in the bathroom (3) In one Living rooms...
And Now for the Real Maestro; Loyal Ally: Donatella Flick Has Been One of the Staunchest Supporters of Music in London over the Past 20 Years
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS YOU know," confides Donatella Flick, patron, philanthropist and glamorous enigma, "this is the room where Churchill died. Right there." She points at a black lacquer coffee table, laden with art books, obligingly the size...
And the Bride Wore Handcuffs; Wedding Marching Orders: The Police Officer Handcuffs and Arrests the 1-Year-Old Bride Just after Her Ceremony in Dulwich, on Suspicion of Assisting an Illegal Immigrant
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER THIS is the moment a bride was arrested on her wedding day as part of a police crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants. The Portuguese woman was led away in her wedding dress, handcuffed to a policeman, just...
BA Chief Condemns Tory 'Confusion' on Heathrow
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE Tory plan to refuse a third runway at Heathrow "beggars belief ", British Airways chief Willie Walsh said today. In the most savage attack on the Conservatives by a business leader to date, the BA chief executive said the...
Bankers Forgot Mistakes of the Seventies
Byline: CHRISTOPHER FILDES KENNETH CORK, the receiver of failed companies, was leaving the Bank of England at 2am. "For God's sake, Ken," his colleague muttered. "Turn your coat collar up. We don't want people getting the wrong idea about this...
Bank Manager Dave Stages a Modest Drama
Byline: ANNE McELVOY GOSH, it must be really serious this banking crisis stuff. Bad enough to persuade our very own Aboriginal walkabout exponent that he had best address his troops from behind a lectern. Poor Nick Clegg has just got into his...
Bank of England in New ?16.7Bn Bid to Ease Agony; Crisis Talks: Governor Mervyn King Met Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling Yesterday
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE Bank of England today nearly doubled the amount of emergency funding it is pumping into the frozen money markets in its latest bid to ease the financial crisis. The $30 billion (?16.7 billion) injection available to banks...
Bank of England in New $30Bn Bid to Ease the Agony; Crisis Talks: Governor Mervyn King Met Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling Yesterday
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE Bank of England today nearly doubled the amount of emergency dollars it is pumping into the banking system but it failed to ease the frozen money markets. The $30 billion (?16.7 billion) injection available to banks for...
Bank on a Bargain; F
Byline: David Spittles rom ?219,995: Elektron at Leamouth, E14, close to Canary Wharf. Call the Barratt Homes marketing suite on 020 7987 1855 ?410,000 reduced from ?430,000: at Seacon Tower, E14, a two-bedroom flat with views over Tower Bridge...
Be Seen in All the White Places; (1) Board Games: Verbier Has Always Been Famous for Is Apr?s-Ski as Well as Its Big Area and Now It Has Added a New Restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Club (2) Colorado Class: Take a Gondola in Aspen
Byline: FELICE HARDY LES Menuires, once the ugly, bargain-basement back door into Les Trois Vall?es, continues its rapid march upmarket with the opening of its first luxury hotel. The four-star Le Kaya is designed in minimalist style, using natural...
Biden Is Accused of Distorting Afghan War Story; Damage Control: Barack Obama, above in Nevada, Has Refused to Comment on Stories Told by Joe Biden, Left, of Trips to War Zones
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON DEMOCRATIC vice presidential nominee Joe Biden today faced accusations of embellishing his account of a visit to Iraq when he appeared to claim to have come under enemy fire. He is also said to have talked up a forced landing...
Britain Heads for Full Recession as Services and Industry Feel Crunch
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BRITAIN today stood on the brink of full-blown recession as the economy showed signs of buckling under the global financial crisis. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the services sector, which makes up...
Britain's Savers Bank on Ireland to Protect Money; Fuelling Hopes: Traders in the Crude Oil Futures Pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange Today Where Prices Swung Back as Investors Cautiously Returned to the Market amid Optimism over the Banks Bail-Out Plan
Byline: NICK GOODWAY, JOE MURPHY BRITISH savers are looking to shift their money into Irish banks after the government there gave a 100 per cent guarantee to back all savings in the country's six banks. Stephen Ford, director of City investment...
Broken Promise Angers Locals; What He Said: How the Standard Reported Boris Johnson's Pledge on 15 January
BEFORE he was elected Mayor, Boris Johnson promised to scrap the western extension, for instance, in a BBC London interview on 14 January, and on a campaign visit to Harrow Road shopkeepers on 14 March. "Speaking to the Harrow Road traders," he said,...
Brown Pressed over ?1.1 Trillion Savers Guarantee; Fuelling Hopes: Traders in the Crude Oil Futures Pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange Today Where Prices Swung Back as Investors Cautiously Returned to the Market amid Optimism over the Banks Bail-Out Plan
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN, NICK GOODWAY GORDON BROWN was under growing pressure today to clarify whether he would offer a ?1.1 trillion safety-net for all savers. The sense of uncertainty over the Government's response to the financial crisis came...
Busy Sam Gets Back to Party Business ... Two Dads: Samantha Cameron's Stepfather Viscount Astor, Left, and Her Father Sir Reginald Sheffield at a Conference Party in Birmingham
Byline: JACK LEFLEY DAVID CAMERON took time out from writing his keynote speech to pick up his wife from the train station. Samantha Cameron arrived at Birmingham's New Street station yesterday evening and was taken to a suite at the Hyatt Regency...
Buy in a Euro-Free Zone
Byline: CATHY HAWKER ?210,000: three-bedroom villa with infinity pool at the La Vanta resort, Kalkan. Black Lion (0871 990 2077) ?235,000: villas with pools and coastal views at Kalkan. Call Black Lion (0871 990 2077) From ?80,000 to ?469,000: apartments...
Cameron Plays the Downturn
JUST A week or two ago, it seemed the only difficulty David Cameron faced in addressing the Tory conference was in containing triumphalism at the sheer scale of the Tory lead over Labour. Today, as Mr Cameron gives his crucial address from behind a...
Cameron's Pitch for Hard Times
AFTER a Tory conference characterised primarily by sobriety, Conservative leader David Cameron today attempts to strike a more optimistic note. Shadow ministers have done their best to reflect national anxieties about the economy. But Mr Cameron...
Can London Profit If the US Reins in the Bankers?
Byline: NICK COHEN IWAS at the Conservative Party Conference when Boris Johnson did what no other politician on the planet would dare do and defended City bonuses. "You will not make this country or its capital more competitive by driving away...
Car Trips to School Are Cut by 3.3 Million
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MORE children are using public transport to get to school than they did three years ago, figures show today. Since 2005 schools in London with specially developed "travel plans" have seen car journeys fall by 6.4 per cent...
Charities Warn of Huge Cuts as Banks Slash Gift-Giving; Huge Gap: Lehman Brothers Is Said to Have Promised ? Million to Various Good Causes
Byline: SIMON KIRBY, ELLEN WIDDUP LONDON charities have warned they face devastating cutbacks in support from the City amid the world financial turmoil. Once-wealthy American investment banks were among the most generous of givers but they are...
David Changes His Tune in This Scary New World; Keeping Up to Speed: David Cameron, Speaking at Today's Tory Party Conference, Needs to Avoid Being Left Behind by Events in the US
Byline: ANNE McELVOY THE Tory leader took to the Birmingham stage today, no longer as Dave, the dashing darling who last year rescued his leadership in a single speech and an inheritance-tax cut, but as sombre David, the man who has come to tell...
Diary of an Estate Agent
Monday It was perfect timing. I had a call about a property in Surrey Quays that was just a threeminute boat service to Canary Wharf, shortly after a new buyer told me that was exactly what he was looking for. However, I was distracted by our junior...
Don't Panic, We Will Beat Bank Crisis Says Cameron; Warm welcome:Samantha Cameron Is Met by Husband David as She Arrives in Birmingham in Readiness for His Keynote Speech Today
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID CAMERON today set out to turn the economic crisis to his advantage by promising "better times" for Britons. The Tory leader was giving a defiantly optimistic message in his keynote speech to the Conservative conference...
Dyslexia Gene Discovery Brings Hope to Sufferers
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY THE gene linked to dyslexia has been identified which scientists said today could lead to better treatment for millions of sufferers. Findings from a team at Oxford University showed that early identification of the gene...
Energy Levels
Byline: Fiona McNulty I rent out various properties and have been told that I now need to give my tenants Energy Performance Certificates. I thought these were part of Home Information Packs, which are needed when properties are sold. Has something...
Fair Deals; Passage by Serge Olivares at Design Art London, 15 to 19 October at Affordable Art Fair, a Detail from Emma Dunbar's Anemones, Orange Ranunculas, Pink House, in Acrylic on Board from Gallery Dunbar Millais
Byline: Barbara Chandler COLLECTING art, even wacky art, is in fashion. If it is your fancy (and it seems safer than banking your bucks), then this is the month to visit the world's best modern art fairs. You can find something exciting at Frieze,...
Fayed Beats Crunch with a ?30 Million Harrods Dividend; Trading Strongly: The Fayed Flagship Store for the Well-to-Do in Knightsbridge
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH DON'T mention the credit crunch to Mohamed Fayed he may not know what you're talking about. The Harrods owner was able to pay a ?30 million dividend to subsidiary companies he controls this year, so well is the giant department...
FDR - the Last Saviour of American Capitalism
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK WITH stock markets reeling after the rejection of President Bush's $700 billion rescue bid, the economic picture seems bleaker than ever. As the world looks to the White House for leadership, the President now cuts a helpless...
'Forensic Audit' on Thames Gateway
Byline: JACK LEFLEY A CONSERVATIVE government would halt all new Thames Gateway regeneration projects while a "forensic audit" was carried out. Shadow minister for communities and local government Stewart Jackson said plans for the area were...
Forget Cuddly Image - This Viewers' Lobby Group Is a Force to Reckon with; in the Spotlight: VLV Chief Richard Lindley (Right), Predecessor Jocelyn Hay (Top Right) and Culture Secretary Andy Burnham (Far Right)
Byline: ROY GREENSLADE LIKE many a professional journalist, I am predisposed to scepticism about lobby groups. They often provide good copy, of course, with rent-a-quote spokespeople inevitably available at the end of a phone. They are usually...
Geometry with a Sense of Humour; Weaving Patterns: Merce Cunningham Dance Company Perform Xover
Byline: SARAH FRATER Dance Umbrella: Merce Cunningham Barbican Theatre .. ....... IT'S FITTING that Merce Cunningham should open Dance Umbrella. The veteran innovator (he's 90 in April) was ever inspiration to the annual dance event, which,...
Gloom Deepens in Factories as Financial Crisis Hits Home
BRITAIN'S manufacturing sector plunged deeper into recession today as factories were swamped by the worst conditions since the early 1990s. Output plunged last month along with new orders from home and abroad, and firms slashed jobs as the crisis...
Gobbledygoop: Gwynnie's Online Advice; Politically Incorrect: June Sarpong Royal Rubbish: Sarah Ferguson Trivial Pursuit: Natalie Hambro
Byline: TANYA GOLD NOWHERE seems safe from the implacable ego of the celebrity in 2008. Just when you thought it was safe for you to stick your head out of your front door without being hit in the face by a copy of Heat, you realise that celebrities...
Hague Pledges Full Probe into Iraq War
Byline: PAUL WAUGH A WIDE-RANGING inquiry into the Iraq war will be set up within days of the next Tory government taking office, Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague said today. Mr Hague said that a probe into the decisions and intelligence...
Hague Pledges Full Probe into Iraq Would Be a Conservative Priority
Byline: PAUL WAUGH A WIDE-RANGING inquiry into the Iraq war would be set up within days of the next Tory government taking office, shadow foreign secretary William Hague said today. Mr Hague said a probe into the decisions and intelligence before...
Half of Boroughs Oppose Tory Council Tax Freeze; Poll Position: Shadow Chancellor George Osborne Wants the Town Hall Tax Frozen
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR GEORGE OSBORNE'S plans to freeze council tax were struck a major blow today when they were opposed by half of London's council leaders. An Evening Standard survey found that 16 out of 32 boroughs in the capital were planning...
Hopes Grow as US Senators Vote on New Bail-Out Plan with Tax Breaks
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM US SENATORS will today vote on a revised bank bail-out scheme in the first stage of a new drive by the country's leaders to tackle the financial crisis which has rocked the American and world economies. The new package...
Hospital Porter Takes Load off the Health Service; Rapport: Patients Often Confide in Raymond Downer
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD SITTING in an office all day is Raymond Downer's idea of hell his passion is being out on the wards helping people. The portering supervisor, 46, manages a team of eight at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and...
Huge Bills for Ex-Council Flats
Byline: Julia Cahill HOMEOWNERS of ex-council flats across London are facing thousands of pounds in extra service-charge bills due to a government drive to upgrade local authority housing. Private leaseholders who bought their flats under Right...
Hundred Concerts in Five Days to Launch New Arts Centre; State of the Art: One of the Concert Halls at Kings Place. Opening Events at the Centre Include Jazz, Beethoven and Sculpture
Byline: LOUISE JURY LONDON'S newest creative centre is being launched with 100 concerts in its first five days. Kings Place at Battlebridge Basin, King's Cross, is set to open its doors this morning to the sound of 100 metronomes ticking in its...
I'm Ready to Lead Us out of Bank Crisis Says Cameron; Front Runner: Cameron and MP Desmond Swayne out for a Jog Early Today
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID CAMERON today set out to turn the economic crisis to his advantage by promising "better times" for Britons. The Tory leader was giving a defiantly optimistic message in his keynote speech to the Conservative conference...
I'M THE MAN WITH A PLAN; Family Favourite: David Cameron Embraces Wife Samantha after His Speech, Which Earned Him a Four-Minute Standing Ovation
Byline: JOE MURPHY DAVID CAMERON donned the mantle of Margaret Thatcher this afternoon to demand a change of direction for Britain. The Tory leader branded Gordon Brown a "risk" too great to keep in power and claimed he was ready to lead the nation....
Investors Wrongfooted as Xstrata Drops Bid
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THERE were red faces at stockbroker Liberum Capital this morning, after Xstrata, up 5p at 1721p, dropped its 3300p-a-share offer for rival Lonmin. As a result, shares of Lonmin slumped 476p to 1798p, after briefly touching...
It All Stacks Up; A Hallway after Treatment by B&Q, Inset, before the Makeover
Byline: Katie Law Well read Brume The company that sells pretty adhesive film that gives windows an etched appearance has launched its first collection of wallpapers, including a witty range of trompe l'oeil designs by Tracy Kendall. Choose...
It's Reckless That Horror Tacklers Are Getting off Too Lightly
Byline: DAVID MELLOR LAST week, Middlesbrough's Emanuel Pogatetz injured Manchester United's Rodrigo Possebon with a crude and reckless challenge that has no place in civilised sport. The week before, Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie kicked out...
Just Call Me Spider Woman
Byline: FELIX LLOYD NOTHING beats fossicking for raspberries in the allotment fruit cage on a Sunday morning as the Indian summer winds to a close, even if I do end up looking like Miss Havisham, with indignant spiders in all shapes and sizes dangling...
Kew Is Top of the Tree in Poll to Find Britain's Best Public Garden; Botanical Wonder: Kew Gardens Was a Clear Winner in a Survey of International Tourists to Find the UK's Most Popular Public Garden. Apart from Its New Elevated Walkway, Kew Also Boasts the World's Biggest Compost Heap
Byline: SIMON KIRBY THE Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have been voted the nation's best public garden by international travellers. The 300-acre gardens in south-west London were a clear winner ahead of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and...
Lazy Days, Kentish-Style; Seaside Character: Above, Harbour-View Rooms at Ramsgate's Royal Harbour Hotel. Right, Boats and Books Are a Recurring Theme in the Hotel Lovingly Maintained by Owner James Thomas
Byline: CLIVE ASLET WEEKEND AWAY THE ROYAL HARBOUR HOTEL, RAMSGATE THERE is probably nowhere more agreeable to spend a lazy hour in the south of England than the balcony of the Royal Harbour Hotel, Ramsgate. You look down on the pretty, 18th-century...
Lehmans to Bear Brunt of More City Job Losses
Byline: SIMON KIRBY, BILL CONDIE BANKERS at Lehman Brothers were braced for more job cuts today. Last night, 750 staff in its fixed income division were told they would be made redundant because no buyer could be found. Today Japanese bank Nomura,...
Let the Concert Wars Commence; Renaissance: Wigmore Hall Has Enjoyed Record Attendances and a Rise in Box-Office Takings Now It Must Stave off the Threat of Kings Place
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT FROM this week on, it's going to be string quartets at dawn. The opening of a chamber music venue at Kings Place, around the corner from the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, puts a feral cat into the whispering dovecote of...
Lloyds Must Make a Decision
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON MARKETS deliver a lot of confused signals these days, but one with increasing clarity is that it does not like the terms of the deal under which Lloyds TSB agreed to buy HBOS. The former's share price has taken a pasting since...
Lovelorn Lumpur the Lonely Tiger and a ?5 Million Problem at the Zoo; Loveless Triangle: Lumpur of London Zoo Is Pictured above with Raika, the First Tigress to Reject Him. Right Is His Second Failed Love Match, Sarah, with One of Her Cubs at Dudley Zoo. Now She Is Going Back to the Midlands after She and Lumpur Fought
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK ROMANCE does not come cheap at London Zoo. At a cost of ?5 million, the zoo's tigers are to get a new home in the hope it might finally encourage them to breed. A public appeal is being launched to raise the funds to replace...
Lumpur the Lonely Tiger of London Zoo and a ?5M Problem; Loveless Triangle: Lumpur of London Zoo Is Pictured above with Raika, the First Tigress to Reject Him. Right Is His Second Failed Love Match, Sarah, with One of Her Cubs at Dudley Zoo. Now She Is Going Back to the Midlands after Lumpur Injured Her
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK ROMANCE does not come cheap at London Zoo. At a cost of ?5 million, the zoo's tigers are to get a new home in the hope it might finally encourage them to breed. A public appeal is being launched to raise the funds to replace...
Male Is the Deadlier of the Species as Rickman Revives Strindberg; Left: With Director Alan Rickman and Owen Teale (Gustav) after the Show
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH STRINDBERG was famous for impassioned misogyny and his vision of life as a series of deathly battles between the sexes. Alan Rickman's production of this fascinating, little-known tragicomedy, presented in a perfectly nuanced,...
Markets Are Rigged, Not Free
ANTHONY Hilton claims the ongoing run of bank failures could shake the belief that the freer markets are, the better, which has held sway for 30 years (30 September). But the crisis is a failure of rigged markets, not free markets. The modern finance...
Market Turmoil Scuppers Xstrata's ?5Bn Lonmin Bid; Deal Meltdown: But Xstrata's Chief Executive Mick Davis Says the Company Remains Fundamentally Robust and Protiftable
Byline: BILL CONDIE FINANCIAL market turmoil has scuppered Xstrata's ?5 billion bid for platinum miner Lonmin. Xstrata had until tomorrow afternoon to decide but said it did not intend to pursue the takeover. The failure of the deal adds to the...
My Great Lidl Dinner Party; Budget Feast: Nick Curtis and Friends Enjoy the Fruits of a Budget Shopping Trip Including Chicken, Charcuterie, Cheeses and Wine
IN 1994 I had a delightful culinary realisation. My earnings having struggled for the first time over the breadline, I could afford to shop at Marks & Spencer rather than the low-rent Kwiksave on the Walworth Road. Times change. The credit crunch...
New Threat Rises on the Eastern Front
Byline: Tom Collomosse AT first glance, there seems little in common between Champions League veterans Chelsea and Romanian debutants Cluj, but a closer examination reveals just as many similarities as differences between the clubs. No matter...
Offset against the Odds There Is Another Way
Byline: Lorna Bourke ?395,000: Mill House, Riverside Mill, Isleworth. A two-bedroom apartment set within a gated riverside development close to Old Deer Park in Richmond. Through Foxtons (020 08973 2700) ?395,000: Cormont Road, Camberwell, SE5....
One for the Portfolio
Byline: David Spittles From ?299,950: a kitchen at VoguE1 (below), 58 new flats bringing "urban chic" to Whitechapel for the first time. Call Higgins Homes on 020 8498 6000 ?1.75 million: a classic loft flat with, three bedrooms and a riverside...
One-Jag Josh Settles in Soho; 1) Jemima Khan 2) Gabriel Byrne 3) Tommy Hilfiger 4) Josh Hartnett
Byline: Compton Miller HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Josh Hartnett, currently making his West End debut in Rain Man, based on the Oscar-winning 1988 film, has changed his mind about renting a two-bedroom apartment close to Shaftesbury Avenue's Apollo Theatre....
Parents' Paradise; Shining Example: City Types Wanting to Run Their Dream Restaurant Should Go to Lamberts First
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST Lamberts Station Parade, Balham High Road, SW12 (0208 675 2233, www.lambertsrestaurant.com) A meal for two, with wine, about ?80 Tap water service: only tap water THOSE with small children will know the things that...
Park Lane Oyster Bar Defies Crunch; Launch: Ollie Couillaud with Tristan Hugh-Jones
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER A LEADING restaurateur is defying the current economic gloom by launching a specialist oyster and seafood bar in Mayfair. Ollie Couillaud is to open The Oyster Bar as part of his restuarant Bord'eaux in Grosvenor...
Quays to the Future; from ?250,000: Apartments at Maple Quays. Call Barratt on 0845 871 9330
Byline: David Spittles OTHERHITHE is a convenient halfway point between Docklands and the West End each is a short hop away on the Jubilee line. As such, the area attracts central London commuters and buyers priced out of Canary Wharf. But ongoing...
REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains; Win a Rosen Rug Worth ?59.98 Leather Sofas from Easyliving
Byline: Alison Cork Where the living is easy Easyliving's Designers Choice leather sofas come with removable arms to help manoeuvre them through the door and up stairs, if necessary. And the delivery team ensures that all the furniture is correctly...
Restoration in the Best of Taste; No Pretentions: Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Colin Buchan in the Main Restaurant
Byline: DAVID SEXTON Tap water service: Iced water swiftly brought York & Albany 127-129 Parkway, NW1 (020 7388 3344, www.gordonramsay.com) ?100 for two .. .. .. .. ... RESTAURANT REVIEW OF THE WEEK YORK & Albany is a handsome old...
Rooney Setback Is a Worry for Fergie and Fabio
Aalborg 0 Man Utd 3 SIR ALEX FERGUSON is waiting for news on his injured stars today with Wayne Rooney causing concern to both the Manchester United manager and Fabio Capello. The England striker gave United the lead in last night's easy Champions...
Sam Tastes Life on the Council Estate; Hair Apparent? a Windblown Samantha Cameron in Birmingham Today
Byline: JACK LEFLEY SAMANTHA CAMERON took a break from the Tory party conference in Birmingham today to visit a council estate. The Conservative leader's wife went to Welsh House Farm to see a social project that aims to keep young people away...
Shopkeeper Confronts Samurai Sword Robber; Brave Defence: The Robber Lunges at Shopkeeper Rameshkumar Rasiah Screaming 'I Am Going to Stab You'. but Mr Rasiah Grabs the 18-Inch Blade before Wrestling the Attacker into a Cupboard Where He Was Locked until Police Arrived
Byline: ROB SINGH THIS is the moment a heroic shopkeeper fought off a robber wielding a Samurai sword and locked him in a cupboard. Drug addict Andrew Speed, 18, slashed at Rameshkumar Rasiah with the 18-inch blade screaming: "I'm going to stab...
TfL 'Lies' Skew the Vote on C-Charge Extension; Affected: Restaurant Owner Abbas Moaven, Left, Shop Owner Jamil Khan, above, and Vintner Jasper Drew, Top Right. Right: The Extension Zone
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN TFL is making a string of false claims and using figures it should know to be untrue to boost its chances of keeping the controversial western extension of the congestion charge, a Standard investigation can reveal. As...
The BBC Pumps Up Our Muslim Hotheads
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN IT IS Eid today, the Muslim festival marking the end of the arduous month of Ramadan, when we give up food and drink from sunrise to sunset. We should be feasting after fasting. Instead we are fearful and furious. A...
The Flatpack Olympics; Net Costs: Games Chiefs Believe They Can Cut the ? Million Budget for the Basketball Arena by Importing a Basic Steel Structure for around ? 1 Million from Switzerland
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD OLYMPICS chiefs are planning to beat rising costs by importing a temporary 2012 sports venue from Switzerland. The Olympic Delivery Authority is in talks with a Swiss sports arena manufacturer to deliver a flatpack basketball...
The Hardy Winter Types
Byline: Matthew Appleby Potty about Acers Acers, otherwise known as Japanese Maples, are a fabulous source of autumn colour and interest. These eyecatching ornamental shrubs are particularly impressive in the small garden or patio, where they...
The Lorry Lens to Stop Cyclists Being Killed; Breakthrough: A Fresnel Lens Fixed to the Window of a Lorry Cab. around 1, Are Being Distributed to HGV Drivers around the Olympic Park. Left: A Ghost Bike Left by the A1 in Stoke Newington
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MORE than 1,000 safety lenses that help lorries spot cyclists are being given to HGV drivers around the Olympic Park. It comes after two riders died and another was seriously injured in collisions with trucks in the capital....
Tories Change Their Tune in This Scary New World; Plan for More Change: Cameron and His Party Have Had to Live Up to Their Slogan to Avoid Being Left Behind by Events in the US
Byline: ANNE McELVOY ONE moment pointed to the Conservatives' dilemma as, like the rest of us, they confront an altered world of bank nationalisations, rocky bail-out schemes and warnings of economic doom to follow. I was sitting behind some...
United Wait on Rooney after Cruel Scholes Blow
Aalborg 0 Man Utd 3 MANCHESTER UNITED confirmed today that Paul Scholes with be out for 10 weeks with medial ligament damage but the club still await news of the injury Wayne Rooney picked up in the match against Aalborg. Both players were hurt...
Violent Pupils Must Face Their Victims, Says Ex-Police Chief
Byline: TIM ROSS VIOLENT and disruptive pupils should be brought face to face with their victims to take responsibility for their actions, a former police chief said today. Sir Charles Pollard said so-called "restorative justice" techniques have...
Wilkinson Injury Blow Will Let in Cipriani; Injured Again: Wilkinson Is Helped Off
Byline: CHRIS JONES DANNY CIPRIANI has been offered the chance of an immediate return to the England rugby squad following Jonny Wilkinson's latest injury setback. Wilkinson could be out for up to six weeks if a scan on his left knee today confirms...
Wilko Knee Dislocation Could Let in Cipriani
Byline: CHRIS JONES DANNY CIPRIANI has been presented with the chance of an immediate return to the England squad following Jonny Wilkinsons latest injury setback. Wilkinson is expected to miss all four Twickenham internationals next month after...
You Can't Ask Us to Confront Gangs, Says Stab Widow; It's Not Safe: Veronique Masosa's Husband Was Killed by Gang of Youths
Byline: ROB SINGH THE WIDOW of a father-of-two who was stabbed to death after challenging a gang today criticised calls to stand up to unruly youths. Veronique Masosa was speaking after shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve said he wanted to end...
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Arsenal Played 6, W 4, D 0, L 2 HULL CITY chairman Paul Duffen is still revelling in his clubs 2-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday. He said: I felt we would get something out of the game because it was one of those games where Arsenal seemed to want...
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