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Articles from September 14, 2007

800 Dangerous Road Junctions Put Lives at Risk; Risky: Pedestrians Fear Crossing London Roads
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS NEARLY 800 road junctions in London have dangerous or non-existentfacilities for pedestrians, a new report reveals. More than 400 fail to meet national standards, giving people on foot too littletime to cross in safety....
A One-Woman Band; Star Quality: Beth Ditto Has Made Being an Overweight Lesbian the Most Glamorous Thing on the Planet
Byline: David Smyth Gossip The Forum DESPITE the T-shirts insisting "Gossip is a band" at the merchandise booth,there's only one star in this Arkansas trio. Beth Ditto has been part ofeveryone's life this year. She's the one-woman personality...
Aussies Make KP's Threat Look Foolish; Aussies Make KP'sMissing Out: Kevin Pietersen Is Bowled by Nathan Bracken for 21 as England Totalled Only 135 Today
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat against arch-enemiesAustralia in Cape Town today but still secured a place in the super eight stageof World Twenty 20 at the expense of Zimbabwe. Paul Collingwood's men knew...
BA Is Dragged Down amid a Mass Sell-Off
Byline: SARAH MARKS BRITISH Airways was just one of the many companies dragged down by theever-widening Northern Rock crisis as early hopes that the bank's predicamentwould not trigger a mass sell-off proved short lived. Investors were offloading...
Brown Offers Councils [Pounds Sterling]500m to Build Homes
Byline: PAUL WAUGH 20%GORDON BROWN moved to dramatically speed up the rate of housebuildingin Britain today by offering councils and developers half a billion pounds tofund new homes. Housing Minister Yvette Cooper announced that [pounds sterling]500...
Brown to Call Election 'Within the Year'
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY, JOE MURPHY SENIOR aides to Gordon Brown are saying he will call an election withina year. They say privately that his party conference speech in 10 days will be the"last before a general election", next summer at the latest....
Business Rate Hitch as Ministers Hold Talks on [Pounds Sterling]15bn Bill for Crossrail
Byline: JASON BEATTIE AND ROSS LYDALL SENIOR ministers are to hold a crunch meeting next week in an attempt tohammer out a funding deal for Crossrail. The meeting, pencilled in for Tuesday, will be attended by Andy Burnham, ChiefSecretary to...
Business Rate Hitch as Ministers Hold Talks on [Pounds Sterling]15bn Bill for Crossrail
Byline: JASON BEATTIE, ROSS LYDALL SENIOR ministers are to hold a crunch meeting next week in an attempt tohammer out a funding deal for Crossrail. The meeting, pencilled in for Tuesday, will be attended by Andy Burnham, ChiefSecretary to the...
Cherie's Favourite Designer Zilkha Goes Bust; Golden Years: Cherie Blair in a Ronit Zilkha Suit at the Brit Awards in 1998. above, the Designer in 2005 with Jodie Kidd and Rachel Hunter. below, the Marylebone Store
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FOR MORE than a decade she was the queen of the band of "Lab-fab"designers responsible for the Cherie Blair look. But three months after Mrs Blair left Downing Street, Ronit Zilkha has been hitby the harsh realities of...
Cherie's Favourite Designer Zilkha Goes Bust; Golden Years: Cherie Blair in a Ronit Zilkha Suit at the Brit Awards in 1998. above, the Designer in 2005 with Jodie Kidd and Rachel Hunter. below, the Marylebone Store
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FOR MORE than a decade she was the queen of the band of Labfab designersresponsible for the Cherie Blair look. But three months months after Mrs Blair left Downing Street, Ronit Zilkha hashit by the harsh realities of fashion....
City Gripped by Fear of a Banking Crisis
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN SHARES in mortgage lender Northern Rock crashed 30% tonight after itfollowed up an emergency bailout by the Bank of England with a shock warningthat profits will be as much as [pounds sterling]150 million below target. Northern...
City Gripped by Fear of a Banking Crisis; under Pressure: Chief Executive Adam Applegarth Issued a Profits Warning for the Beleaguered Lender
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN MORTGAGE lender Northern Rock today followed up last night's bailout bythe Bank of England with a shock warning that profits will be as much as [pounds sterling]150million below target. Chief executive Adam Applegarth said...
Corry: We'll Shock Boks
MARTIN CORRY will send a rallying call to his England players beforetonight's crunch match with South Africa urging them to "draw strength fromadversity" as they attempt to beat the odds and keep their World Cup dreamalive. The Springboks are 12-1...
Corry: We'll Shock Boks; No Repeat: Bok Skipper John Smit
MARTIN CORRY will sound a rallying call to his England players beforetonight's crunch match with South Africa, urging them to "draw strength fromadversity" as they attempt to beat the odds and keep alive their World Cupdream. The Springboks are...
Crucial to Calm Fevered Rock and Keep Cash Flowing
DOWN the Bank of England's stony corridors walks the ghost of WalterBagehot. A century and a quarter ago, he drafted what is still the standardprescription for a banking crisis. Now the dose has been administered toNorthern Rock, and the Bank is left...
Darling: I'll Bail out Banks If They Falter like Northern Rock
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, JONATHAN PRYNN CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling signalled today that the Government and Bankof England were ready to intervene if more banks hit financial troublefollowing an emergency loan to Northern Rock. He made it clear...
Defiant Dennis Insists [Pounds Sterling]50m Fine Won't Hold Up McLaren; Effectively, We Will Still Have, as an offset,Fine Mess: Ron Dennis Leaves the Hearing, Which Didn't Punish Hamilton (Right)
Byline: DAVID SMITH RON DENNIS today insisted his McLaren team will have no problem payingthe record fine of [pounds sterling]50million imposed for their part in Formula One's spyingscandal. While that huge sum would break smaller teams, McLaren...
Defiant Dennis Insists [Pounds Sterling]50m Fine Won't Hold Up McLaren; Fine Mess: Ron Dennis Leaves the Hearing, Which Didn't Punish Hamilton (Right)
Byline: DAVID SMITH RON DENNIS today insisted his McLaren team will have no problem payingthe record fine of [pounds sterling]50million imposed for their part in Formula One's spyingscandal. While that huge sum would break smaller teams down...
Dinner for [Pounds Sterling]200? That's a Bit Rich for My Taste
Byline: DAVID SEXTON PERHAPS it's great news that London is now the most expensive city inthe world to eat out. It means it is becoming prosperous. So many people here are doing so well that London can now sustain an excellentand varied restaurant...
Drug Dealer Who Escaped Bangkok Jail Is on the Run in London; on Parole: David McMillan in Fulham Road Last Week, 11 Years after Fleeing Thailand's Klong Prem Jail, Left, Known as the "Bangkok Hilton"
Byline: ANDREW DRUMMOND, PAUL CHESTON THIS is drug trafficker David McMillan buying a newspaper in Fulham Roadwhile on the run from a death sentence in Thailand. McMillan, 51, escaped from the notorious "Bangkok Hilton" prison 11 years ago.Ten...
Drug Driver Who Killed Friends in Crash Gets 4 Years; Tragedy: Theresa Clarke Had Taken Ecstasy When She Veered off the M25, below, Killing Three Friends
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A WOMAN who killed three of her friends while driving back from the Vfestival after taking ecstasy was jailed for four years today. Theresa Clarke, 28, was returning from the festival in Staffordshire on 21August last year...
Families of 7/7 Victims Deserve an Explanation Says Police Chief Trying to Be Mayor; Aiming for Power: Brian Paddick Says Most Londoners Are Relaxed about a Gay Mayor. "I Will Be Completely Open"
Byline: JASON BEATTIE FORMER police chief Brian Paddick today threw his weight behind callsfor an independent inquiry into the 7/7 bombings. Mr Paddick, who is running to be Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor,said the police and security...
Foot and Mouth Confirmed in Cull at Second Farm
Byline: PAUL WAUGH FARMERS' fears over the latest foot and mouth outbreak were confirmedtoday when the Chief Veterinary Officer announced that another farm had testedpositive for the disease. Debby Reynolds revealed that cattle culled on the...
Footsie Slides on Big Rush to Unload Stock
Byline: SARAH MARKS HOPES that Northern Rock's predicament would not trigger a mass sell-offproved shortlived, with investors offloading everything, but especiallymortgage providers, housebuilders and High Street retailers. The repercussions...
For a Big Idea, Think Small; Smart Thinking: Mitsubishi's I
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS BIG cars will be history in London before too long except for the rich. If the congestion charge rising to [pounds sterling]25 and local councils' higher parking feesdon't get you, central government initiatives and public...
From Saints to Winners
Byline: Wayne Veysey Spurs v Arsenal White Hart Lane, tomorrow (1.30pm kick-off) THEO WALCOTT and Gareth Bale were starry-eyed 15-year-old room-mates at theSouthampton Academy when they made their way nervously to Norwich for anUnder-18 fixture...
From Saints to Winners; 1.starring Role: Gareth Bale Will Play in His First North London Derby 2.teenage Kicks: Big Things Are Expected of Theo Walcott
Byline: Wayne Veysey THEO WALCOTT and Gareth Bale were starry-eyed 15-year-old room-mates atthe Southampton Academy when they made their way nervously to Norwich for anUnder-18 fixture one evening in January 2005. The match had taken on great...
Galloway Bows to Pressure and Drops Gay Rights Comment; under Scrutiny: George Galloway and Campaigner Peter Tatchell
IS GORGEOUS George Galloway, currently the Respect MP for Bethnal Greenand Bow, trimming his policies in a desperate effort to court the Muslim votein his new constituency of Poplar and Canning Town? The possibility raised itshead when gay rights campaigner...
Global Warming
Byline: ANNIE DEAKIN These eight wonders are getting hotter. Annie Deakin dips a toe in newly fashionable waters bal warmingOrange Square, Marbella Old TownDIAL M FOR MALTAWHY Money talks: Bill Gates is house-hunting in Malta. It also has the...
Grubbing around Your Roots Can Be a Pain for a Hurt
Byline: ALASTAIR MCKAY DURING an interview about his appearance on Who Do You Think You ThinkYou Are? actor John Hurt complained that the programme was edited to make himlook like "a prick", obsessed with class and anxious to prove his connection...
Halt Rampaging Os and the Underdogs Can Have Their Day; Big Problem: Springboks Giant Os Du Randt, on the Charge against Samoa, Is the Man England Must Stop
Byline: JASON LEONARD EVERYONE is talking about England being whitewashed by South Africatonight but our international teams have always loved being cast in the role ofunderdogs and I believe this present side are no exception. They are due a bigwin...
Halt Rampaging Os and the Underdogs Can Have Their Day; Big Problem: Springboks Giant Os Du Randt, on the Charge against Samoa, Is the Man England Must stopHalt Rampaging Os
Byline: JASON LEONARD EVERYONE is talking about England being whitewashed by South Africatonight but our international teams have always loved being cast in the role ofunderdogs and I believe this present side are no exception. They are due a bigwin...
How the Mavericks Shook the City; Not a Team Player: Sports Direct's Mike Ashley Bought Newcastle United This Summer
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST Northern Rock has been bailed out by the Bank of England and shares inSports Direct have crashed. Yet again the City has ignored the risks - and ispaying the price NOT so long ago, I sat in The River Room of the Savoy...
How the Mavericks Shook the City; Not a Team Player: Sports Direct's Mike Ashley Bought Newcastle United This Summer
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST NOT so long ago, I sat in The River Room of the Savoy Hotel with AdamApplegarth, the chief executive of Northern Rock, as he mapped out the bank'sstrategy. What struck me about him is that he was quite unlike any bank...
I Caught Bag Thief Myself but Police Said She Had Committed No Crime; Case to Argue: Former Barrister Sam McAlister Had to Explain Law to Officer
Byline: EMILY PARSONS A FORMER criminal barrister who had her handbag snatched was told bypolice it was not a crime. Sam McAlister was queuing at a branch of Starbucks with her 10-month-old sonwhen her bag was taken off the back of the pushchair....
I Grabbed My Bag Back from Thief but Police Said There Had Been No Crime; Case to Argue: Former Barrister Sam McAlister's Bag Was Stolen in a Hammersmith Cafe but She Was Able to Track Down the Thief
Byline: EMILY PARSONS A FORMER criminal barrister who had her handbag snatched was told bypolice it was not a crime. Sam McAlister was queuing at Starbucks with her 10-month-old son, when her bagwas taken off the back of the pushchair. She...
It's One Small Step for Van&; Car Park Shame: Matthew Beard and Family Developed a New Respect for the Much Derided Caravanner on Their Trip to Brittany
Byline: Matthew Beard AS I chewed on a baguette at the wheel of my parked car en route to aBreton campsite, I mentally sized up an adjacent empty car park in which toperform a threepoint turn and resume the journey. I reckoned there would be...
I've Lit Up for the Last Time; London Leading Light: James Dean Is the Iconic Rebel without a Cause
Byline: SIMON DAVIS THE first thing I smoked was a cigar. It was a Sunday lunch BBQ at afriend of my parents' house and, like a Fagin scamp, I picked up a smoulderingstub from an ashtray. I will never forget that damp feeling against my lips andthe...
Jenkins Homes in on Whingeing Wallabies; Jenkins Homes in onKey Man: Stephen Jones Will Have to Be at His Best If Wales Are to Shock the Two-Times Champions
Byline: Ian Chadband TOMORROW afternoon, after 14 matches, it will feel as though the entiretournament has been airlifted from the Champs Elysees and dumped next toCardiff railway station as France's World Cup mysteriously pitches up in Wales. ...
Jenkins Homes in on Whingeing Wallabies; Key Man: Stephen Jones Will Have to Be at His Best If Wales Are to Shock the Two-Times Champions
Byline: Ian Chadband TOMORROW afternoon, after 14 matches, it will feel as though the entiretournament has been airlifted from the Champs Elysees and dumped next toCardiff railway station as France's World Cup mysteriously pitches up in Wales. ...
Living Colour
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN PHOTOGRAPHS BY KAI Z FENG STYLED BY GIANLUCA LONGO Kiera wears jacket, [pounds sterling]695, shirt, [pounds sterling]195, and trousers, [pounds sterling]195, Aquascutum (0800 282 922). Python shoes, [pounds sterling]535,...
London Councils Call for Ban on Plastic Bags
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDONERS are being asked to back a ban on plastic shopping bags. A major debate gets under way today on how to reduce the estimated 1.6 billionbags used in the capital each year. Alternative plans for a city-wide levy...
London Live; Healthy Refuelling: At Selfridges How Refreshing: The Teabag Bag
Take me out tonight THE BAG SHOW 11am-6pm, 14 September-10 November, 1-5Needham Road, W11 (020 7243 0782, www.flowgallery.co.uk) Now you can combinetwo of your favourite pastimesart and shopping. Notting Hill's Flow Gallery has worked with the Royal...
London's a Food Capital
AT THE top end, London restaurants have always been expensive. For theZagat guide to find the price of a grand dinner now costs a pound or two morethan in Paris and Tokyo is not surprising (13 September). The interesting thing is the change in how...
Lucarno to Find Fortune in Leger
Byline: WILL HAYLER LUCARNO can storm the Ballydoyle bastille and claim Classic glory intomorrow's [pounds sterling]500,000 Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster and bring up the middle legof a treble for his jockey Jimmy Fortune. History seems to...
Make HSBC like Any Other Big Bank? Not Today, Thank You; under Fire: Stephen Green, Left, with Chief Executive Mike Geoghegan
Byline: CHRISTOPHER FILDES GRATITUDE is a lively sense of favours to come, and bankers must learnthis along with the rest of us. That goes for Stephen Green and Mike Geoghegan,the soft-cop, hard-cop double act at the top of HSBC. They are now told...
McCANN FRIENDS FACE NEW QUIZ; Maddy: Mystery over Timings New Ordeal: Friends of the McCanns Including Jane Tanner and Partner Russell O'Brien Could Travel to Portugal Denials: Robert Murat Drugs Theory: How the Evening Standard Broke the Story Last Night
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK CLOSE friends of Kate and Gerry McCann will be interrogated bydetectives in coming days, the Evening Standard can reveal. Senior police sources say officers want to question further at least some ofthe seven friends who...
McCarthy Determined to Show Mourinho What He Is Missing; Are Linked to a Big Team, to Do yourselfBlackburn. Even Though Chelsea V BlackburnIf the Shoe Fits: Benni McCarthy Is Determined to Beat Didier Drogba (below) to the Golden Boot
Byline: LEO SPALL Stamford Bridge, tomorrow (5.15pm kick-off, live on Setanta) ONE thing Benni McCarthy certainly will not accept when he leaves StamfordBridge tomorrow evening is the carping about Blackburn's aggression. The powerful striker...
McCarthy Determined to Show Mourinho What He Is Missing; If the Shoe Fits: Benni McCarthy Is Determined to Beat Didier Drogba (below) to the Golden Boot
Byline: LEO SPALL ONE thing Benni McCarthy certainly will not accept when he leavesStamford Bridge tomorrow evening is the carping about Blackburn's aggression. The powerful striker is keen to remind Chelsea what they missed out on whenthey decided...
McLaren 'Did Use Ferrari Secrets'
Byline: DAVID SMITH THE beleaguered McLaren Formula One team did cheat by using Ferrarisecrets, according to damning evidence revealed this afternoon by the FIA. A 15-page document issued by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC)explains...
Medical Checks for Ultra-Skinny Models but No Catwalk Ban; Anorexia: Ana Carolina Reston Died in November
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN ULTRA-SKINNY catwalk models will be forced to pass medical checks beforeLondon Fashion Week under landmark proposals published today. But women suffering from eating disorders could still be allowed to work. A major inquiry...
Medical Checks for Ultra-Skinny Models but No Catwalk Ban; Anorexia: Ana Carolina Reston Died Last Year
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN ULTRA-SKINNY catwalk models will be forced to pass medical checks beforeLondon Fashion Week under landmark proposals published today. But women suffering from eating disorders could still be allowed to work. A major inquiry...
Mission Impossible for Ashton's Men; Spring in His Step: Bryan Habana's Four Tries against Samoa Will Serve as a Warning to England the Only Way Is Up: Andy Farrell and Mike Catt Discuss Their Options before Tonight's Crunch Game
Byline: CHRIS JONES BRIAN ASHTON already has his get out of jail card. "Not my fault", hewill plead, "I did not have long enough to prepare my boys for the task athand." The England coach probably already has his excuse memorised for when theworld...
Mission Impossible for Ashton's Men; the Only Way Is Up: Andy Farrell and Mike Catt Discuss Their Options before Tonight's Crunch Game Spring in His Step: Bryan Habana's Four Tries against Samoa Will Serve as a Warning to England
Byline: CHRIS JONES BRIAN ASHTON already has his get out of jail card. "Not my fault", hewill plead, "I did not have long enough to prepare my boys for the task athand." The England coach probably already has his excuse memorised for when theworld...
More Liberated Women Needed in a Not So Very Bad Girls; Girls Aloud: The Cast at the Firstnight Party at Sugar Reef Authentic Pleasure: Sally Dexter, Centre, as a Gangster's Moll in Bad Girls at the Garrick
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH REVIEW Bad Girls..... Garrick I OFFER a warm welcome to Bad Girls, the first lesbian musical to hit the WestEnd. What a time it has taken for such girl-on-girl action to arrive -considering sexual liberation was launched...
More Liberated Women Needed in This Not So Very Bad Girls; Authentic Pleasure: Sally Dexter, Centre, as a Swaggering Gangster's Moll in Bad Girls at the Garrick
I OFFER a warm welcome to Bad Girls, the first lesbian musical to hitthe West End. What a time it has taken for such girl-on-girl action to arriveconsidering sexual liberation was launched with the hippy Hair! in 1968. Bad Girls now offers authentic...
Northern Rock Savers
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL 20%Northern A FULL-SCALE banking crisis loomed today as customerspanicked and withdrew their savings from Northern Rock. Chancellor Alistair Darling tried to shore up confidence as the City was rockedby a series of blows....
Northern Rock Savers Rush to Withdraw Cash Property Price Fall; Withdrawal Symptoms: Northern Rock Customers Queueing in Golders Green Today
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL AND JONATHAN PRYNN 20%FEAR of a banking crisis gripped the high street today as customersof Northern Rock rushed to get their money out. While the Government and the City said there was no need to panic, saversignored the...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Unreported World 7.35pm, Channel 4 It's perhaps a bit naughty forChannel 4 to schedule one of its more serious programmes on Friday tea-time,considering many potential viewers will still be enjoying an end-of-the-weekdrink....
Property Price Fall Sends Pound Down
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN AND MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE pound slumped today after leaked figures revealed a fall in Londonhouse prices. On a dramatic day in the City, traders heavily sold sterling - pushing it downmore than one and a half cents to $2.0107...
Right Decision to Rescue a Victim of Circumstances
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON BANK OF ENGLAND Governor Mervyn King has found himself caught between aNorthern Rock and a hard place. He spent the first half of this week making itclear to the Treasury Select Committee and everyone else that there would...
Rock Warning Sparks Fears of New Victims; under Pressure: Northern Rock Chief Executive Adam Applegarth Issued a Profits Warning for the Beleaguered Lender, Which Was Forced to Apply for Emergency Funding from the Bank of England
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN NORTHERN ROCK today followed up last night's bailout by the Bank ofEngland with a major profits warning, fuelling fears the global credit crunchcould plunge the British banking system into crisis. Chief executive Adam Applegarth...
Seven Who've Stayed Loyal
THE seven friends who dined with the McCanns the night Madeleinevanished are nearly all doctors and have vigorously protested the couple'sinnocence. Jane Tanner, 36: Provided the most crucial evidence, saying she saw a man carrya child from the...
Shiny Shriney People; on the Spot: A Devoted Fan Polishes the Statue at the Tree Where Bolan Died 30 Years Ago
Byline: DAVID SMYTH MARC Bolan would have turned 60 at the end of this month had he not beenin the passenger seat of his purple Mini when his girlfriend, Gloria Jones,crashed into a sycamore tree. The couple were on their way home to Barnes aftera...
Sorrows of a Motherless Child
Byline: NicHOLAS de Jongh The Member of the Wedding Young Vic TIME and cultural change oughtpersuade us to see Carson McCullers's stage adaptation of her novel The Memberof the Wedding in a fresh light. Matthew Dunster's atmospherically charged...
So, Steve, It's Better to Be Lucky Than Good at Your Job
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN AN OLD poker verity, often trotted out sheepishly by beneficiaries ofoutrageous fortune, insists that it is better to be lucky than good. That copycat Napoleon said something similar about generals, and like allselfrespecting...
STAR PUPILS RATED; Starring Role: Gareth Bale Will Play in His First North London Derby Teenage Kicks: Big Things Are Expected of Theo Walcott
Byline: THEIR FORMER HUW JENNINGS Former Southampton Academy director, now Premier Leagueyouth development manager Did they join the right club? "Yes. It helps thatArsenal and Spurs have progressive attitudes towards developing young playersand...
Taking Stock
HSBC is being accused in a US court of unfairly targeting "subprime"poor American blacks with extra mortgage fees and charges not paid by whiteborrowers. The case revolves around Suyapa Allen, who faces payments of $911,000 ([pounds sterling]450,000in...
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE HSBC is being accused in a US court of unfairly targeting "subprime" poorAmerican blacks with extra mortgage fees and charges not paid by whiteborrowers. The case revolves around Suyapa Allen, who faces payments of $911,000...
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE Paragon could be an early casualty of the credit-crunch crisis, says KBC PeelHunt. The broker is advising clients to get out of the speciality financeprovider and is raising concerns that Paragon may have difficulty clearing...
TEN TOP FILMS; Breathing New Life into a Dying Art: Russell Crowe in James Mangold's Western 3.10 to Yuma
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Atonement 15, 122 mins Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestseller, with a screenplay fromChristopher Hampton, is high, wide and handsome, and deals with the book'scomplications surprisingly well. With Keira Knightley,...
The Art of Government Is Revealed; Political Mix: The Collection, Founded in 1898, Reflects the Tastes of Successive Governments
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE Government's private collection of art, founded in 1898, is to bethrown open for a rare public viewing. A storehouse where works of art bought by successive governments over the past100 years are stockpiled, it is being...
The Art of Government Is Revealed; Political Mix: The Location of the Collection, Founded in 1898, Will Only Be Released to Those Who Successfully Apply for Tickets
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE Government's private collection of art, founded in 1898, is to bethrown open for a rare public viewing. A storehouse where works of art bought by successive governments over the past100 years are stockpiled is being opened...
The Art of Government Is Revealed; the Art ofPolitical Mix: The Location of the Collection, Founded in 1898, Will Only Be Released to Those Who Successfully Apply for Tickets
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE Government's private collection of art, founded in 1898, is to bethrown open for a rare public viewing. A storehouse where works of art bought by successive governments over the past100 years are stockpiled is being opened...
The Bank and the Not-So-Solid Rock
WHEN the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, makes his wayaround broadcasting studios encouraging people not to panic, the paradoxicaleffect is that people are likely to do precisely that. Yet the decision by theBank of England to bail out...
The Candy Brothers' [Pounds Sterling]9 Billion Gamble
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS Empire builders: Christian and Nick Candy are shaping London's future1 De Vere Gardens W8 100 luxury apartments.Bought for: Undisclosed.Expected sale price: Up to [pounds sterling]10m per flat.Used to be: Kensington Palace...
The Candy Brothers' [Pounds Sterling]9 Billion Gamble; Empire Builders: Christian and Nick Candy Are Shaping London's Future
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS RARELY has London made such a sacrifice for the superrich. To allow the construction of a building its owners are touting as "the bestaddress in the world", Knightsbridge is at a standstill. Progress east to westhas slowed...
The Great Myth of French Medical Care
Byline: JANINE DI GIOVANNI MICHAEL Moore's new movie Sicko, about the US healthcare system, isgetting huge publicity in France. It plays happily into the French cliche thatAmerica is the Evil Empire, where people die for not having enough money...
There Really Is No Need to Panic ... Yet
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST WHEN politicians go walkabout of TV studios, or when representativesfrom official bodies come on the line offering soothing words, you know it'stime to pack your bags. Indeed, that would appear to be the general response,...
The Seven Who Have Stayed Loyal; on the Offensive: Gerry and Kate McCann Accuse Police of Bungling and Have Hit out at "Ludicrous" Accusations against Them
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THE seven friends who dined with the McCanns on the night Madeleinedisappeared are nearly all doctors or other professionals and all havevigorously protested the couple's innocence. Jane Tanner, 36: She provided the most...
Wall St Climb Helps Limit Banks' Slides
Byline: SARAH MARKS NORTHERN ROCK'S predicament sparked panic-selling in the mortgage lendertoday, but the impact on other financial stocks was limited with most HighStreet lenders down by just one or two percentage points. The FTSE 100 index...
We Need a Better Tube and Crossrail
BRITAIN'S largest infrastructure project, the highspeed rail link to theContinent, has already shown that it is possible to get from St Pancras toParis in just over two hours, putting into sharp perspective the Government'sfailure to build the relatively...
Wenger: I Cannot Imagine Managing Any Other Team; Perfect Match: Arsene Wenger Has 'Forgotten' His Previous Clubs
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ARSENE WENGER has revealed he expects Arsenal to be his final managerialjob in club football. The Frenchman will have been for with the Gunners 15 years by the time his newcontract ends in 2011, at which time he will be 61....
What's Left When You Strip Away All the Gloss (Paint)? Master Makeover: Gary Hume's Sleek and Ironic Compositions American Tan XXIV (Gloss), above, and, Right, American Tan VIII (Charcoal) 2006-07 Wheeling into Self-Parody: Patriot, 2006, One of Hume's Dreaded "Snowmen"
Byline: BEN LEWIS NOWADAYS, the greatest challenge for an art critic is to judge whetheran artist is being deeply superficial or only superficially superficial. Ever since Warholever since artists made the vacuity of popular culture a subject...
You Can't Drive Me out of F1
Byline: DAVID SMITH RON DENNIS insisted today he will not be driven out of Formula Onedespite his McLaren team being hit by a record [pounds sterling]50million fine for the pit-lanespy scandal. The defiant boss was stunned by the punishment imposed...
You're Saying A N Other Is John Doe? Oh Puh-Leeze! Take a Chill Pill
Byline: SIMON DAVIS MUCH talk this week about carbon-neutral. There's much talk most weeksabout carbon-neutral but this week it was prominent because David Cameron andhis enthusiastic friend Zac Goldsmith have revealed a bounty of new ideas tohelp...
Your Stars; Shelley Von Strunckel
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY IFIT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY Your world is about to become a much larger place. This begins with certain obligations which, once explored you realise...
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