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Articles from March 10, 2008

20 Years on, the Sloanes Have Gone Raving Mad
Byline: SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS A PUB and a packet of crisps usually does it for me, but recently afriend insisted it was time I witnessed my first rave. "It'll be full ofSloanes Soph, honestly, you'll be fine," Ben told me as we sat in a bar onBorough...
A Bus-Free Oxford St Is an Idea without Legs; Wheels of Fortune: A Pedestrianised Oxford Street Would Be a Lifeless One
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN WHEN I hear the word "consensus", I reach for the green ink. Nothing, repeat nothing, is more dangerous than a policy on which all partiesagree; and there's a particularly pernicious example in the current Mayoralcampaign....
Alcohol, Office Life and Proust
Byline: NICK LEZARD RICK Moody is mainly known over here for two reasons: he is the authorof The Ice Storm, filmed by Ang Lee, and was once called, by the Americancritic and writer Dale Peck, "the worst writer of his generation". This was a little...
Almunia Anger at 'Worst Pitch Ever'; Sticky Wicket: Alexander Hleb Finds the Muddy Conditions at the JJB Stadium a Far Cry from the Manicured Surface at the San Siro
Byline: Wayne Veysey Arsenal 0 Wigan 0 MANUEL ALMUNIA today claimed the surface at the JJB Stadium was the worst hehad seen in his career. The 30-year-old goalkeeper believes the pitch was a major factor in Arsenal'sdraw yesterday and said...
Barman Is Remanded over Goa Death of Scarlett, 15; Killed: A Post-Mortem Showed Scarlett Was Badly Bruised and Her Mouth Full of Sand Mother of Seven: Fiona MacKeown
Byline: ED HARRIS A MAN suspected of raping a British teenager found dead on a beach inGoa was today remanded in custody by an Indian court. The body of Scarlett Keeling, 15, of Bideford, Devon, was found in the popularIndian state last month....
Battle Royal for Newbury Is a Racing Certainty; Surfing into Trouble: Shares Have Sunk since Supermodel Macpherson Quit
NEXT week's extraordinary general meeting of Newbury Racecourse Plc willbe the latest stage in the takeover battle between the toffs and the outsiders. The board is chaired by Mark & Sparks scion Sir David Sieff and includes LadyLloyd Webber....
Blue-Sky Thinking Can Power Darling
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THERE'S an end-of-era feeling about this Budget. It's 20 years sincethen- Chancellor Nigel Lawson slashed taxes and paved the way for a surge inhouse prices and decades of borrowing and financial engineering, with the Cityleading...
Boris Would Be Disaster for Transport, Says Ken
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR KEN LIVINGSTONE unveiled his transport manifesto today with a stingingattack on Boris Johnson's ability to run the Tube and bus network. The Mayor warned that Londoners risked "not only a transport but a financialdisaster"...
Bovis Begs for Rate Cut as Profits Tumble 6%; Challenging Times: Bovis Chief Executive Malcolm Harris
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH HOUSEBUILDER Bovis Homes is begging for a dramatic series ofinterestrate cuts to stave off a miserable 2008. Reporting a 6% slide in profits for the year to December, the industrybellwether pleaded for action from the Bank...
Camilla Security Guard in Gun Suicide Mystery; Upset: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on the Volcanic Island of Montserrat on Their Caribbean Tour. the Duchess Was Deeply Shocked at Her Security Chiefs Death
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON, SRI CARMICHAEL A SENIOR bodyguard to the Duchess of Cornwall has killed himself. Sergeant Richard Fuller, 55, who managed security at her Wiltshire countryhome, Ray Mill House, was found dead this morning and is believed...
Capital's Biggest Shopping Centre Nears Opening; the Big Shop: An Aerial View of the Westfield Centre. the Shepherd's Bush Mall Is Set to Open within Eight Months and Will Cover Acres. Marks & Spencer Is One of the Retailers to Open There, with a 1 , Sq Ft Store
Byline: VALENTINE LOW SLOWLYjoist by joist, concrete block by concrete blockwhat was once a sprawling, desolate building site is turning into London'sbiggest shopping centre. This is the Westfield Centre in Shepherd's Bush, a forest of cranes...
CARRYING THE CAN THE THEATRE GROUPS LEFT REELING AFTER FUNDING SHAKE-UP; Acting the Part: A Production by the Pop-Up Theatre Company, Robert Hylton Urban Classicism, Jackie Clunes at the Drill Hall, Chisenhale Dance Space and Mat Fraser as Puck in a London Disability Arts Forum Show
LONDON BUBBLE THEATRE COMPANY ROTHERHITHE Company founded in 1with touring productions, six adult and children's theatre groups and otheractivities such as schools projects. Lost its entire Arts Council grant of [pounds sterling] , , half its budget....
Chancellor Must Give the Capital More Money
Byline: BORIS JOHNSON MAYORAL ELECTIONS 1ST. MAY WHEN Alistair Darling gives his Budget speech on Wednesday, Londoners will beinterested to know what we are getting. London is the motor of the British economy. We make an estimated [pounds...
Chechnya, Forgotten Land of Hell; Children of the Chechen Wars: Two Boys outside a Demolished House in Grozny. Children Are Routinely Arrested and Tortured
Byline: SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE The Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya by Asne Seierstad translated byNadia Christensen ( Virago, [pounds sterling] 12.99 ) ANYONE wanting to understand the Russia of today should read this compelling,shocking book...
Chelsea, Bill, Hillary and Barack - I've Got New Mail
Byline: ANNE McELVOY THE GREAT email race to the White House is becoming as absorbing as thereal one: not least because it is very hard to get the anxious candidates toleave you alone. The barest brush of cybercontact with Hillary or Obama andyou're...
Climate Change Migrants 'Will Overwhelm Europe'
Byline: JASON BEATTIE BRITAIN should brace itself for a new wave of mass migration caused byglobal warming, a report warns today. A landmark document by two senior European Union officials says climate changewill drive millions of "environmental...
Clinton Campaign Manager Joins the Paddick Team; Boost: Brian Paddick Has Hired Rick Ridder, Centre, Who Has Worked for the Democrats in Four US Elections, to Join a Team Including Events Manager Carina Trimingham
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR MAYORAL ELECTIONS 1ST. MAY A SENIOR US political strategist who worked on Hillary Clinton's presidentialcampaign has been hired by Brian Paddick. Rick Ridder, who has played a major role for the Democrats in the past four...
Commentary
Byline: MALCOLM SINCLAIR MALCOLM SINCLAIR Council member of the actors' union Equity EVERYONE is grown up enough to know choices have to be made and there will bedecisions you do not like because they affect friends or companies whose workyou...
Darling Faces the Music after a Decade of Excess; Judgment Day: Wednesday's Budget Speech in the Commons Is a Huge Test for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE history books will tell us that Wednesday was Chancellor AlistairDarling's first Budget. But in the popular mind it is already more fittinglymarked down as Gordon Brown's last. He may have moved next door to Number...
Darling in Retreat over Windfall Tax; Burning Issue: Poor Hit by Higher Charges
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE Chancellor has stepped back from a windfall tax confrontation withthe domestic energy industry after threats that the Government would not beable to then persuade Britain's utilities to invest tens of billions of poundsfor...
Darling Rubbished on Energy Subsidy; Burning Issue: Poor Hit by Higher Charges
Byline: ROBERT LEA TREASURY plans to force domestic energy companies into subsidisinghouseholds paying higher charges through pre-payment meters today broughtaccusations that Chancellor Alistair Darling is rushing into an illthought-outreform reminiscent...
Darling to Go Ahead with 2p Rise in Fuel Duty
Byline: PAUL WAUGH MOTORISTS are to feel the squeeze in a "Green Budget" on Wednesday. The Chancellor is to press ahead with a 2p-a-litre rise in fuel duty. He alsoplans punitive taxes on gas-guzzling cars and incentives to buy lowemissionvehicles....
Deal Allows US Bankers to Escape Non-Dom Levy
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THOUSANDS of wealthy foreigners living in London are to be spared theGovernment's non-dom tax in the Budget, it emerged today. Chancellor Alistair Darling will try to repair his damaged relations with theCity by watering down...
Don't Write off Exotic Dancer, Insists McCoy; Stepping Out: Tony McCoy Believes Exotic Dancer Can Surprise Everyone
Byline: WILL HAYLER CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy has warned against overlooking the claims ofhis mount Exotic Dancer in the race of the year. The high-class Jonjo O'Neill-trained performer has had his preparations forFriday's Totesport Gold Cup...
Dub Him King of Inglan; You Say You Want a Revalueshan: A Living History Lesson from Dub Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson
Byline: MARK ESPINER LINTON Kwesi Johnson is one of the rebel generation. His parents, hetells us, were the heroic generationthe West Indian immigrants who came to Britain and put up with a raciallydifficult situation yet struggled to make a good...
Election Diary
MAYORAL ELECTIONS 1ST. MAY MAN IN THE NEWS John Ross, Ken Livingstone's senior economic adviser Ground: The Politics ShowJOHN ROSS was agitated yesterday when he appeared on The Politics Showseemingly with the promise that he would be able to...
Election Diary
MAN IN THE NEWS John Ross, Ken Livingstone's senior economic adviserGround: The Politics Show JOHN ROSS was agitated yesterday when he appeared onThe Politics Show seemingly with the promise that he would be able to talkabout something other than the...
Enigmatic Harchibald Has Europe to Conquer; Just Champion: Harchibald (Left) Was Worried out of It by Straw Bear in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton but His Stable Was out of Form at the Time
Byline: John O'Hara IRELAND'S recent domination of the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle looksset to continue tomorrow and this time the enigmatic Harchibald can be thetoast of the Festival. He is just one of nine Irish invaders in a field of 17...
Enigmatic Harchibald Set to Conquer Europe; Just Champion: Harchibald (Left) Was Worried out of It by Straw Bear at Kempton but His Stable Was out of Form at the Time
Byline: John O'Hara IRELAND'S recent domination of the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle looksset to continue tomorrow and this time the enigmatic Harchibald can be thetoast of the Festival. He is just one of nine Irish invaders in a field of 17...
Enjoy Romantic Journey Back in Time While It Lasts
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN THE series of outlandish events that have made this season's FA Cupunlike any other in memory can be understood in two ways. The gloomier construction is that the Big Four have become so bored ofquadropolising what has...
Gebrselassie Sparks New Beijing Pollution Fears
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD HAILE GEBRSELASSIE today pulled out of the Olympic marathon because ofthe threat posed to his health by air pollution, raising concerns that othertop runners may also quit the Beijing race. The Ethiopian marathon world record...
Give Bosses More Time, Plead Players; (1) Feeling the Heat: Chelsea Manager Avram Grant and Hammers Boss Alan Curbishley Are under More Pressure (2) Backing: Robert Green
Byline: MARC ISAACS, KEN LAWRENCE LONDONS two under-fire managers have been defended by their playersfollowing shocking weekend defeats. Chelsea skipper John Terry has vowed to get the team back on track towardshonours and save Avram Grants job...
Give Bosses More Time, Plead Players; Feeling the Heat: Chelsea Manager Avram Grant and Hammers Boss Alan Curbishley Are under More Pressure
Byline: MARC ISAACS, KEN LAWRENCE LONDON'S two under-fire managers have been defended by their playersfollowing shocking weekend defeats. Chelsea skipper John Terry has vowed to force the team back on track towardshonours and save Avram Grant's...
Give Them a Chance; Feeling the Heat: Hammers Boss Alan Curbishley
Byline: MARC ISAACS ROBERT GREEN has urged West Ham fans to stick with under-fire boss AlanCurbishley despite seeing their side crash to their third successive 4-0Premier League defeat. Curbishley's position is coming into question following...
Give Them a Chance; under Pressure: Chelsea Manager Avram Grant
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON, KEN LAWRENCE JOHN TERRY has vowed to force Chelsea back on track towards honoursand save Avram Grant's job. The manager already knows he is on borrowed time after Saturday's FA Cuphumiliation by Barnsley that followed Carling...
Healthy, Wealthy - and Very Afraid; Death and Destruction Everywhere: Films like the Day after Tomorrow Are Part of a Daily Diet of Needless Angst
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear by Dan Gardner ( Virgin, [pounds sterling] 17.99) WITH THIS book on risk, which is terrific, Dan Gardner considers the terroristattacks of September 11, 2001. After the attacks, he...
Here's Why It Can Only Get Worse on Pensions
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT HAS been the singular achievement of this Government to take the bestprivate-sector occupational pension provision in Europe and, by a mixture ofshort sightedness and misplaced intervention, virtually to destroy it. ...
Highlights to Look out for during the Meeting
Byline: Paul Fielder Wednesday Nicholls holds aces THE Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase is thefirst of the big Festival races this week in which top trainer Paul Nichollsfields the two most- fancied runners. Kauto Star's owner Clive...
I Let My Team Down and Fell Foul of the Referee; Bemusing: Ref Jonathan Kaplan Spoke to Simon Shaw before Kick-Off
Byline: SIMON SHAW WE DESPERATELY need to beat Ireland or else our two-Test trip to NewZealand this summer is going to be an even more daunting assignment. To tackle the All Blacks with any confidence, we have to win at Twickenham onSaturday...
I Let Team Down but Why Did Ref Single Me out? Bemusing: Ref Jonathan Kaplan Shocked Simon Shaw before Kick Off
Byline: SIMON SHAW WE DESPERATELY need to beat Ireland or else our two-Test trip to NewZealand this summer is going to be an even more daunting assignment. To tackle the All Blacks with any confidence, we have to win at Twickenham onSaturday...
I'm Not Gay, I like Being Single Says Olympic Star Colin; Rumours: Colin Jackson, Pictured with Strictly Come Dancing Partner Erin Boag, Says Speculation about His Sexuality Is "Rubbish"
Byline: ANNA DAVIS FORMER athlete Colin Jackson has denied he is gay and has spoken outabout the constant speculation over his sexuality. The Welsh ex-hurdler, who is an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics,admitted knowing there are rumours...
Its Not over Yet as Storms Delay Journey Home; (1) High Seas: A Couple Complete with Pram Brave the Waves Crashing on Brighton Seafront Today. Forecasters Warned That the Storm Battering Britain Is Set to Worsen Tonight (2) Bad Form: Hospitality Tents Lie in Ruins at the Cheltenham Festival, Due to Start Tomorrow
Byline: MARK PRIGG, DICK MURRAY COMMUTERS were warned to expect more disruption this evening as stormscontinued to sweep Britain. Winds of more than 80mph were recorded and forecasters said gales were set toreturn to the capital between 6pm and...
I Will Stop This Cosy Financial Conspiracy
Byline: BORIS JOHNSON WHEN Alistair Darling gives his Budget speech on Wednesday, Londonerswill be interested to know what we are getting. London is the motor of the British economy. We make an estimated [pounds sterling]17.8 billionnet contribution...
Jobs Axed as Arts Council Cuts Bite; Thrown to the Wolves: The Cast of Red Riding Hood by the London Bubble Theatre Company, Which Had to Cancel All Its Tours and Make Redundancies after Arts Council Cuts
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK THE MONDAY AUDIT SMALL ARTS COMPANIES THE devastating effect of the Arts Council funding cuts on the capital can berevealed today. Tours and productions have been cancelled, staff made redundant, educationalprogrammes...
Ken: I'm the Man to Deliver Better Transport in London
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR MAYORAL ELECTIONS 1ST. MAY KEN LIVINGSTONE today claimed he was the only mayoral candidate who coulddeliver better transport for London. The Mayor said plans to build Crossrail, the East London Line extension andother...
Ken's Modest Transport Plan
TRANSPORT is one of the two great issuesthe other being crimethat dominate the mayoral election. Today the Mayor, Ken Livingstone, delivershis transport manifesto, central to his claim for a third term. It containsmuch that has already been trailedthe...
Ministers Facing All-Out Fight over Heathrow Data
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE Government was today facing a legal battle over its plans to expandHeathrow amid fresh claims it colluded with the airport to hide noise andpollution increases. In a move that could seriously delay the building of a third...
MP's Anger at 1,200 Deer Shot in Park since 2002; Come and Get It: Red Stags and Fallow Bucks Are Fed in Richmond Park, Where Almost 1,200 Deer Have Been Culled since 2002
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL NEARLY 1,200 deer have been culled in Richmond Park in the past sixyears, figures show today. The revelation has prompted calls for the Royal Parks Agency not to shoot somany of their red and fallow deer as part of the...
M & S Shake-Up Starts Race to Succeed Rose; Moving Up: Sir Stuart Rose Becomes Executive Chairman of M& S but No One at the Retailer Is as Yet Ready to Protect His Legacy of Success as Chief Executive
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH SIR Stuart Rose fired the starting gun today on the race to replace himat the helm of Marks & Spencer. A radical management shake-up will see Sir Stuart move up to executive chairmanfrom chief executive, leaving others...
News in Brief
Climate change will fuel immigration BRITAIN can expect an influx of millions of environmental migrants driven herefrom poorer countries by global warming in the next decade, an EU report warns. Climate change could also fuel a deadly scramble...
Pay Non-Dom Levy but Claim It Back in States
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THOUSANDS of wealthy foreigners living in London are to be given alast-minute tax reprieve in the Budget, it emerged today. In a bid to repair shattered confi-dence among business leaders, Chan-cellorAlistair Darling will water...
Petrol Taxes to Rise Again
Byline: PAUL WAUGH MOTORISTS are to feel the squeeze in a "Green Budget" on Wednesday. The Chancellor is to press ahead with a 2p a litre rise in fuel duty. He alsoplans punitive taxes on gas guzzling cars and incentives to buy low-emissionvehicles....
Public Art Needn't Be Bad
IN HIS piece arguing for less public art in London, FelipeFernandez-Armesto is correct in identifying the capital's new memorials asessentially undemocratic, and bronze kissing couples as street junk primarilycreated by marketing teams as kitsch photo...
Rhodes Says Lose 'Stigma' of Ordering Tap Water; Leading the Way: Michelin-Starred Chef Gary Rhodes Has Always Offered Tap Water to Customers at His Three London Restaurants
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN RESTAURATEUR Gary Rhodes today threw his weight behind the EveningStandard's Water on Tap campaign. The double-Michelin-starred chef said he wanted to help remove the "stigma"attached to ordering tap water in restaurants....
ROH Celebrates 150 Years on the Same Stage; at the Opera: Diana and Rudolf Nureyev
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE Royal Opera House is celebrating 150 years in the current theatrewith an exhibition chronicling key events in its history. The display at sites throughout the house will include pictures and costumesfrom some of its most...
Russia Is Still Tricky Place to Do Business with Putin's Man Medvedev at Helm; Cosmetic Change: Medvedev, Pictured with His Wife Svetlana, Takes Power in May
Byline: EDWARD LUCAS HERE is a good Russian fairytale. Once upon a time a huge country endeddecades of political and economic isolation. After some rocky years, a stableand probusiness government took over. Oil prices rocketed, living standards...
Saintly Mothers and Their Silly Sons; Surjit's Story : Sathnam as a Boy with His Mother in Wolverhampton. It Is the Material about Her That Keeps You Turning the Pages
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL TWO UNRESOLVED issues were fundamental to Sathnam Sanghera's decision towrite this memoir. First, the mental illness afflicting his father and oldersister that blighted his childhood but was never discussed; the second, hisdesire...
Sheer Terror Strikes a Chord; Transgressing Every Norm of Female Behaviour: Nadja Michael as Salome
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THERE was a time when I was less squeamish and had a summer job in avideo store in the North-East. My knowledge of the catalogue of gore wasimpressive. One of my favourite requests for slasher movies began: "Have yougot the...
Sour Moments for the Big Apple's Brits
Byline: VICKY WARD LAST week I found myself squirming at a screening of a new hitmini-series, John Adams, based on David McCullough's book about America'ssecond president. In this portrayal of this country's fight for independence,the British are...
Stage-Struck Kristin's Triumph; BYLN:LOUISE JURY
Byline: LOUISE JURY Best actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor won for his magnificent OthelloI've won: Michael Ball was pleased to be best actor in a musical; Jeff Goldblum with Kate Pakenham and Laura Michelle Kelly; Tamsin Greig, Marianne Elliott and Bill...
Stamp Duty Now [Pounds Sterling]7,500 for First-Time Buyers
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL FIRST-TIME buyers in London now have to pay an average of more than[pounds sterling]7,500 in stamp duty, new figures show today. The figures, released today by mortgage lender the Halifax, also show theaverage property...
Stamp Duty Now [Pounds Sterling]7,500 for First-Time Buyers
Byline: MIRA BAR- HILLEL FIRST-TIME buyers in London now have to pay on average more than [pounds sterling]7,500in stamp duty, new figures show today. The figures, released today by mortgage lender the Halifax, also show that theaverage property...
Storm Hits Rail and Roads with Worse to Come; Blocked: A Tree across the Road near Uckfield in East Sussex Today. Fallen Trees Also Delayed Trains. Forecasters Said a Second Bout of Strong Winds Was Due to Hit London Tonight Bad Form: Hospitality Tents Lie in Ruins at the Cheltenham Festival, Due to Start Tomorrow
Byline: MARK PRIGG, DICK MURRAY THE worst storms of the winter left hundreds of thousands of rail, roadand air travellers suffering major disruption today as forecasters warned moreis to come. Winds of more than 80mph ripped through the country...
Storm Hits Rail and Roads with Worse to Come; Monday Misery: People Fight Their Way to Work across London Bridge Today. Trains Were Delayed by a Blanket MPH Restriction and Fallen Trees, and Drivers into London Were Being Diverted as the QE11 Bridge Was Shut Wave Power: The Seafront in Porthcawl, South Wales Feels the Brunt of the Winds Today
Byline: MARK PRIGG, DICK MURRAY HUNDREDS of thousands of rail, road and air passengers suffered majordisruption today as storms swept across Britain. Winds of more than 80mph ripped through the country as police warned travellersto use "extreme...
Struggling Curbs Feels the Pressure; Heads, You Win: Dimitar Berbatov Heads Home Early for Spurs and Celebrates with Robbie Keane, Bottom Left. Three Minutes Later He Rose to Strike Again and Goals from Gilberto Da Silva and Darren Bent Sealed Victory over West Ham
Byline: Michael Hart ALAN CURBISHLEY insisted today that the Upton Park board would besympathetic to the problems and pressures he is facing, even though there is aserious danger West Ham's season is about to implode. The loss to Tottenham at...
Superbugs Kill Nine a Week
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN MORE than nine patients a week are dying from hospital superbugs inLondon, the Standard can reveal today. Exclusive figures show for the first time the number of people dying frominfections preventable by good hygiene. At...
Talk of a New Fed Cut Helps Spook Investors
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN MINING stocks led a sell-off in London tonight as investors endured anervous start to the week amid signs the credit crunch is deepening and the UShas plunged into recession. Blue-chip miners sank around 5% on concern demand...
Talk of a New Fed Cut Helps Spooks Investors
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN INVESTORS endured a nervous start to the week today as the deepeningcredit crunch and fears of a recession in the US knocked confidence in marketsaround the world. Washington may not yet be officially using the R-word to describe...
Terry's Rescue Plan Could Earn Grant a Death Row Reprieve; Pride of Yorkshire: Goalscorer Kayode Odejayi Is Hugged by His Barnsley Team-Mates after Hitting the Winner That Sent Chelsea Crashing out of the Cup at Oakwell
Byline: KEN LAWRENCE AS THE knives were being aimed at Avram Grant with the body of his sidestill warm, John Terry made a secret vow to breath new life into Chelsea. Grant, dressed in black as ever, bore the look of a funeral director overseeingarrangements...
The 1000 Londons Most Influential People 2008
UP AND COMING TV & RADIO, ASHLEY TABOR, Global Radio Son of formerbookmaker Michael Tabor has risen almost without trace to run Heart FM, whichGlobal bought last summer. Now Tabor junior and his chairman, ex-ITV bossCharles Allen, are in talks...
The Femmes Fatales
Byline: DAVID SEXTON ANYBODY who thinks that relations between the sexes are unprecedentedlytroubled today should make a little study of the life of the novelist GeorgeGissing. It's an eye-opener. Gissing, "one of the cleverest and most learned...
Time to Withdraw Misfiring Harmy from the Front Line; (1) Struggles: Steve Harmison Has Fallen a Long Way from His World No1 Status in 2004 (2) in a Rut: Matthew Hoggard Had a Rare Bad Performance
Byline: DAVID LLOYD COACH Peter Moores refused to speculate about Steve Harmison's future inthe wake of England's humiliating First Test defeat. But with selector James Whitaker cancelling plans to fly home from Hamilton,Moores admitted: "The...
Time to Withdraw Misfiring Harmy from the Front Line; Struggles: Steve Harmison Has Fallen a Long Way from His World No1 Status In
Byline: DAVID LLOYD COACH Peter Moores refused to speculate about Steve Harmison's future inthe wake of England's humiliating First Test defeat. But with selector James Whitaker cancelling plans to fly home from Hamilton,Moores admitted: "The...
Tinted Glasses Help Children with Reading
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES THOUSANDS of children could improve their reading ability if they woreglasses with coloured lenses. A report today from the Institute of Optometry said that one in 20 pupilssuffers from "visual stress" that causes eyestrain,...
True or False? in the Spotlight: The Main Candidates Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson at the London Mayoral Hustings
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN WE OFTEN complain that you cannot believe a word politicians say. Today,the Evening Standard puts that claim to the test. As the Mayoral campaign moves into gear, we launch Truth Check which willcarefully test all the...
US Recession Worries Spook Share Buyers
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN INVESTORS endured a nervous start to the week today as the deepeningcredit crunch and fears of a recession in the US spooked markets around theworld. Washington may not be using the R word to describe the state of the world'slargest...
We Took Photos of Dying Diana from 10ft Away'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON FRENCH paparazzi admitted taking pictures of Princess Diana only 10 feetfrom her fatally injured body, the inquest into her death heard today. The photographers confirmed that they did not assist the Princess, Dodi Fayed,bodyguard...
White Hot; Material Girl: Watt in Her Studio at the National Gallery (Top). One of Her Inspirations Was Zurburan's St Francis in Meditation (Above)
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS DEEP within the National Gallery, far beyond the hushed rooms displayingone of the world's finest collections of art, lies a cramped, high-ceilinged,L-shaped studio. When the National's youngest ever artist-in-residence,...
Why Won't Our Leaders Tackle the NHS Disease? in Fine Health: Val Gooding Has Seen Bupa's Turnover Boom under Her Leadership
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AS I consider this week's Budget I'm struck by a profound sense ofdepression. Not about the contents of the offeringalthough they will be bad enoughbut by the blinkered, frozen nature of politics in this country. If...
Wilkinson Facing Chop with Danny Set to Take His Chance; the Glums: Simon Shaw, Phil Vickery, Jonny Wilkinson, Toby Flood and Lee Mears Suffer on the Bench for England Record Breaker: Jonny Wilkinson Fires over the Penalty That Took Him to the Top of the World Test Points List
Byline: CHRIS JONES JONNY WILKINSON is facing the axe for the first time in his Test careerwith wing Lesley Vainikolo and captain Phil Vickery also fearing for theirimmediate futures after England's disastrous 15-9 loss to Scotland. Ironically,...
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