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Articles from August 7, 2008

?1.8M Vaccine Fund to Fight Measles 'Epidemic'
Byline: ANNA DAVIS HEALTH bosses have launched an urgent measles vaccination campaign as the deadly disease sweeps London. Ministers have set up a ?1.8 million immunisation fund amid fears an epidemic could rage out of control. They are calling...
(1) BA PRICE FIXING SCANDAL: BOSSES CHARGED (2) Price Fixing Led 11m Passengers to Pay More
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FOUR former and current British Airways executives were today charged with criminal price fixing. In only the second and easily the highest profile case of its kind ever seen in Britain, the men were charged by the Office...
(1) Drugs Chief 'S Olympic Fears (2) Anti-Drugs Chief Admits Games Fear
Byline: Matthew Beard THE head of the World Anti-Doping Agency admitted today that confidence in the Olympics had been shattered by a succession of drugs scandals involving athletes, writes Matthew Beard in Beijing. John Fahey said unless sport...
(1) EXECUTION AT SUPERMARKET (2) They Came into the Store and Fired Shots Twice; "Gang Zone": A Police Officer at the Sealed-Off Murder Scene in Southwark Where an 18-Year-Old Was Shot by Three Gunmen. One Resident Said Rival Gangs "Split" the Road
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, DANNY BRIERLEY AN 18-year-old has been shot dead in an execution-style attack the 22nd killing of a teenager in London this year. The youth was hit outside a Costcutter supermarket and ran inside as he tried to...
A Credit Crunch Tragedy; at the Mercy of Thieves: Timon (Simon Paisley Day in a Loincloth) Is Harassed by Bandits Adam Burton (Swooping) and Sam Parks
Byline: NICK CURTIS NEVER destined to make the top ten of Shakespeare plays, Timon at least feels timely. This remorselessly linear study of economics and trust, largely untainted by romance or politics, shows a rich nobleman plunged into destitution...
A Penny for Houlihan Lokey's Thoughts on the Rock Price
NO ONE could call Houlihan Lokey a household name, except in its home town of Los Angeles. Still, the Treasury must have heard of this West Coast investment bank, for it is said to have reached the shortlist of prospective valuers of Northern Rock....
Art Thats Good Enough to Eat; A Londoner in New York: Hackney-Born Stanley William Hayter Moved to the US during the Second World War So His Cinq Personnages Is Featured in the British Museums American Prints Display
ART historians often talk about the tactile qualities of art but this superlative exhibition of 147 American prints, culled from the British Museums virtually infinite collection, shows that great art can also seem edible. I went through the show...
Back to Basics for Teachers
SATS have no educational validity. They are merely the currency by which the Government hopes to demonstrate how well its mind-factories are performing only now the game is up because productivity is taking a dive. The irony of the world's largest...
Bank Risking Recession by Leaving Interest Rates at 5%
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE Bank of England is in danger of pushing the country into recession, business and retail leaders have warned. They spoke out after the Banks monetary policy committee today left interest rates untouched at 5%. The economy...
Bank 'Risking Recession' by Leaving Interest Rates at 5%
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE Bank of England is in danger of pushing the country into recession, business and retail leaders have warned. They spoke out after the Bank's monetary policy committee today left interest rates untouched at 5%. "The economy...
Barclays' Chief Says Sorry as Its Profits Dive; Price Pledge: Varley Said the Bank Would Work Hard to Bring a Recovery in the Shares
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BARCLAYS boss John Varley apologised to shareholders today for the bank's falling share price as first-half profits dropped by a third and it took another ?1 billion hit from the credit crunch. That made the bank's credit...
Beijing's Secret War on Human Rights Activists; Prisoner in Her Home: Zhang Xianling with a Picture of Her Son Wang Nan
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA, SHEKHAR BHATIA A CHINESE campaigner under constant surveillance told today how activists have been detained, put under house arrest or driven out of Beijing in a last-minute clampdown before the Olympic opening ceremony tomorrow....
Beijing's Secret War on Human Rights Activists; Procession in the Mist: Performers Wreathed in Smog Wait for the Olympic Torch to Arrive at the Badaling Section of the Great Wall, the Nearest Part to Beijing
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA, SHEKHAR BHATIA A CHINESE campaigner under constant surveillance today told how activists have been detained, put under house arrest or driven out of Beijing in a last-minute clampdown before the Olympic opening ceremony tomorrow....
Biggest Threat to Paula Is the Smog; Cloudy Forecast: Paula Radcliffe (Far Left) Will Find the Smog in Beijing Tough, Which Is Why Some Athletes (above) Will Wear Face Masks, like Local Residents (Left)
Byline: JONATHAN EDWARDS ONE OF the stories set to run and run through the Games is the air quality. We've already seen the greatest distance runner of all time, Haile Gebrselassie, pull out of the marathon because of it, and that tells you everything...
Birdie Blitz Shows Monty Isn't Ready to Give Up on Ryder Cup Quest
Byline: DAVID SMITH DAVID SMITH Golf Correspondent COLIN MONTGOMERIE is refusing to let go of his Ryder Cup dream. After a poor season by his high standards, the Scot went into todays opening round of the US PGA Championship knowing only a spirited...
Blears Puts Smithfield Development in Limbo; Conflict: The Seven-Storey Block Proposed by Developer Thornfield for the West Side of Smithfield Market. Hazel Blears Said the Proposals Would "Dominate the Historic Facades and Be Detrimental to the Character of the Building"
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE future of Smithfield Market was back in limbo today after a scheme for its redevelopment was thrown out. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears ruled that the plans "significantly detract from the market complex as a whole"...
Bring on the 48-Hour Alert; Rapid Response: Gerry and Kate McCann Are Campaigning for a Formal Procedure That Kicks in Automatically as Soon as a Missing Child Is Reported
Byline: VIV GROSKOP HOW tempting it is to get worked up over the latest twist in the McCann case. Especially when you are emotionally over-invested in the case to begin with. And who isn't? My son is the same age as Madeleine and he often asked...
British Gold Hope Is out of Olympics; End of the Dream: Frankie Gavin Was Forced to Withdraw from Britain's Olympic Boxing Team Today after Failing to Make the Weight
Byline: IAN CHADBAND BRITAIN'S Olympic hopes were dealt a shattering blow today when their world champion boxer Frankie Gavin was forced to pull out on the eve of the Games. Gavin, strong favourite for the lightweight gold, was left "devastated"...
Brit Stars Dream of Olympic Gold Ends in Tears; Trauma: Boxer Frankie Gavin
Byline: IAN CHADBAND, SHEKHAR BHATIA BOXER Frankie Gavin was reduced to tears today after being told his Olympics were over before they had even begun. The world champion south paw was put on a plane to Britain after Team GB bosses accepted he...
Brownlee in the Running for Historic Brit Medal
Byline: JAMES OLLEY NINE-time domestic champion Richard Allen claims Britain have their best ever chance of winning an Olympic triathlon medal in Beijing. Allen, who competed in Sydney eight years ago when the sport made its Games debut, believes...
Brutal Boys from Brazil; Armed and Dangerous: The Notoriously Violent Elite Squad Goes into Action
Cert 18, 114 mins ** WHEN Brazilian Jos? Padilha's first fiction film won the Berlin Festival's Golden Bear earlier this year, there were those who thought the jury, headed by the veteran Constantin Costa- Gavras, had taken leave of its senses....
Candidates Trade Blows over Inflation (of Tyres)
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON THE race for the White House took an unlikely turn as car tyre pressure became the hottest issue in the campaign. John McCain set aside concerns about the state of the US economy and Iraq troop withdrawal to mock Barack...
City Banker for the High Jump; (1) View from the Top: Investment Banker per Wimmer, Left, Will Parachute at 29,500 Feet. He Says the Risk Is "Appealing" (2) Route Map: After a Helicopter Ride from Kathmandu to Lukla There Is a Six-Day Trek to a Drop Zone near Everest Base Camp
Byline: MARK PRIGG A LONDON man is to attempt the first charity skydive from a plane circling close to the summit of Mount Everest. City banker Per Wimmer will be one of 28 jumpers leaping from 29,500 feet in a temperature of about minus 60C....
City Millionaire's Body Lay in His Flat for Three Weeks
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER THE BODY of a millionaire hedge fund manager lay undiscovered in his west London flat for three weeks. Mark Clayton a director of global investment firm CrossBorder Capital was found dead in his ?400,000 Paddington...
Clarke Inspired by Harrington's Heroics as He Returns to the Big Stage; Confidence Boost: Darren Clarke Is Back in Form
Byline: DAVID SMITH DARREN CLARKE will start his first major of the season at Oakland Hills today excited to be back on the world stage. Clarke, who watched the first three majors of the year on television following his fall down the world rankings,...
Credibility of Olympicson Line, Says WADA Boss
Byline: MATTHEW BEARD THE head of the World Anti-Doping Agency insists confidence in the Olympics has been shattered by a succession of drugs scandals involving athletes. John Fahey said unless sport cleaned up its act at the Games here, there...
Crossrail Backers Raise Doubts over Financing
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL SERIOUS doubts were raised today over funding for Crossrail with warnings that the landmark project could be hit by delays. The Standard can reveal that vital finance for the rail scheme has not been agreed nearly a year...
Don't Bet on the Games Giving China Democracy; Iron Hand: Security Men Use a Fire Engine to Remove Foreign Protesters from a Pole in Beijing
Byline: JONATHAN MIRSKY THE young Chinese woman at my local pool this week summed it all up for me. We had greeted each other politely as usual, in Chinese, when she asked me if I was going to Beijing for the Olympics. I said I would like to...
Eco-Protest Hits Gatwick; Security Breach: The Protesters Unfurl Banners in the Arrivals Hall at Gatwick Urging Travellers to Use Trains Rather Than Planes
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK ECO-ACTIVISTS breached security at Gatwick airport today in a protest against short-haul flights. In a separate action, another group blocked deliveries from a biofuel depot. The campaign of disruption coincides with...
Emergency ?1.8M to Fight off Measles 'Epidemic'
Byline: ANNA DAVIS HEALTH bosses have launched an urgent measles vaccination campaign as the deadly disease sweeps London. Ministers have set up a ?1.8 million immunisation fund amid fears an epidemic could rage out of control. They are calling...
England Profit as Harmy Gamble Pays off for KP; (1) All Fall Down: Steve Harmison (Far Left) Celebrates after Bowling Hashim Amla, Jimmy Anderson (Top) Removes Jacques Kallis, and (Left) Neil McKenzie Is about to Be Caught by Alastair Cook (2) Winner in 99: Nasser Hussain (3) Loser in 82: David Gower
Byline: DAVID LLOYD STEVE HARMISON sparked England into devastating action at The Brit Oval this afternoon, just as new captain Kevin Pietersen said he would. Bowling more than 90mph on occasions, gaining steep bounce from one of his favourite...
Federer: Murray Is My Main Rival for a Golden End to Season; Rush Job: Roger Federer Will Face Russia's Dimitry Tursanov in the First Round of the Mens Singles at the Games
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS ROGER FEDERER today claimed that taking Olympic gold would mean as much to him as winning Wimbledon. The five-time SW19 champion also said he hopes to use the Games to rescue his season and identified Andy Murray as one of...
Four BA Bosses Charged over Price-Fixing Scandal
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FOUR former and current British Airways executives were today charged with criminal price fixing. In only the second and easily the highest profile case of its kind ever seen in Britain, the men were charged by the Office...
From a One-Eyed Shooter to a Jailed Drug Addict, This Is the True Spirit of the Games; Old Master: Hiroshi Hoketsu, , Is Competing in the Dressage ? Years after His Previous Games in Tokyo
Byline: IAN CHADBAND WE ALWAYS did believe that the Olympic Games was about more than its time-honoured credo of "citius, altius, fortius" "faster, higher, stronger". Some of the 11,000 strong crew on duty here are so remarkable that it would...
Hammerson Crashes ?417M into Red as It Takes Value Hit
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN CITY property developer Hammerson crashed into the red today as it was forced to write down the value of its property portfolio by over ?400 million. The City offices and shopping centres owner swung to a pre-tax loss of...
Harmy Needs to Perform or It Will Be Oval and out; Skipper in Harm's Way: Kevin Pietersen Makes a Point to Steve Harmison, Who Was Dropped after His Struggles in New Zealand (Left). England's New Skipper (below Left) Will Need His Bowlers at Their Best If He Is to Get One over on Opposite Number Graeme Smith
Byline: DAVID LLOYD STEVE HARMISON goes into today's final Test of the season with a vote of confidence from new England captain Kevin Pietersen behind him. But this week is likely to be the Durham man's last chance to resurrect his international...
Health Giants Join Forces in Research Powerhouse
Byline: ANNA DAVIS LONDON'S most renowned health experts are to unite to create the biggest medical research centre in Europe, it was announced today. More than 3,000 scientists will join the powerhouse, looking for cures and treatments for everything...
Howler by Cook Denies Harmy a Dream Return; That Hurts: Steve Harmison (Far Left) Is Distraught after the Dropped Catch by Alastair Cook, Who Feels the Pain of His Error (below Left). South Africa Skipper Graeme Smith (Left) and Keeper Tim Ambrose Are Also in Trouble after Being Hit by Deliveries
Byline: DAVID LLOYD A DROPPED catch prevented Kevin Pietersen and Steve Harmison from getting off to a dream start at The Oval today. New captain Pietersen and recalled fast bowler Harmison were all set to celebrate a sensational first ball success...
Innocent Boy Dies in Crossfire; Killing Ground: A Police Officer at the Scene in Walworth Where an 18-Year-Old Was Shot in the Back When Two Gunmen Fired at Two Youths Trying to Flee into This Costcutter Store
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, RASHID RAZAQ AN INNOCENT teenager was shot dead at a south London supermarket after being caught up in a drive-by attack. The 18-year-old was hit in the back by a single bullet after gunmen on mopeds fired at two youths...
Innocent Boy Dies in Crossfire; Killing Ground: The Scene in Walworth Where 18-Year-Old Business Student Ryan Bravo Was Shot in the Back When Two Gunmen Fired at Youths Trying to Flee into This Costcutter
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, RASHID RAZAQ AN INNOCENT teenager was shot dead at a south London supermarket after being caught up in a drive-by attack. Ryan Bravo, 18, was hit in the back by a single bullet after gunmen on mopeds fired at two youths...
Leading Role for a Man in Our Life Stories
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS THIS week I've been wondering if we're back in the Eighties. Or possibly the Twenties. It started on Saturday when I went to see Her Naked Skin, a play set during the suffragette era. It's been held up as the bright future...
Lest We Forget, Banks Can Be Allowed to Fail
Byline: CHRISTOPHER FILDES MY law of banking lays down that disasters happen when the last man who can remember what happened last time has retired. If so, the bankers need medical advice. They must have been suffering from an epidemic of amnesia....
Lock, Stock and Tourists over a Barrel; (1) Locals: Ritchie and Madonna Bought the Punchbowl, around the Corner from Their Home, for ?2.5M (2) Quiz: The Punchbowl in Mayfair Where Staff Allegedly Have One Price for the Regulars and a Higher One for Tourists
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER MADONNA and Guy Ritchie's Mayfair pub is set to be investigated for charging tourists and regulars different prices, the Standard can reveal. It is one of a series of alleged breaches which, at worst, could see...
Lock, Stock and Tourists over a Barrel; (1) Quiz: The Punchbowl in Mayfair Where Staff Allegedly Have One Price for the Regulars and a Higher One for Tourists (2) Locals: Ritchie and Madonna Bought the Punchbowl, around the Corner from Their Home, for ?2.5M
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER MADONNA and Guy Ritchie's Mayfair pub is set to be investigated for charging tourists and regulars different prices, the Standard can reveal. It is one of a series of alleged breaches which, at worst, could see...
Lonmin Slips after No to Xstrata's 3300p Offer
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BID target Lonmin fell 20p to 3406p after telling shareholders to reject the unsolicited offer of 3300p a share from Xstrata. That may come as sweet music to the speculators, who have already decided the Anglo-Swiss mining company...
Lonmin Slips after No to Xtrata's 3300p Offer
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BID target Lonmin fell 11p to 3415p after telling shareholders to reject the unsolicited offer of 3300p a share from Xstrata. That will come as sweet music to the speculators, who have already decided the Anglo-Swiss mining...
Maddy: Did Belgian Paedophile Ring Have Her Stolen? Tip-Off: Madeleine McCann Disappeared Three Days after the Yard's Email Warning
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK A YOUNG girl who looked "very much" like Madeleine McCann was spotted in Brussels in the days after she vanished, fuelling the theory the little girl may have been abducted by a Belgium paedophile ring. The possible sighting...
My First Encounter with the Dark Beauty of Beijing; (1) National Pride: The Chinese See the Games as Restoring Their Greatness (2) Forbidden City: Journalists Have Not Yet Been Let into the Bird's Nest Stadium
Byline: Andrew Gilligan THE GOVERNMENT and people of China are hoping that the Beijing Olympics will prove to the world what they have achieved. As the hours are counted down to the opening ceremony, I cannot help wondering whether they may be disappointed....
Nothing like an Old Fool; Lesson in Love: Ben Kingsley Plays Penelope Cruz's Professor
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Elegy Cert 15, 112 mins *** STOP worrying about growing old and start worrying about growing up," says Dennis Hopper's poet to Ben Kingsley's wracked academic lion in this tale of older men falling for much younger women,...
One in the Eye for the Beeb's Bias Bashers; Challenging Appearance: Gordon Brown and the One Show's Christine Bleakley
WHO SAYS the BBC has lost it teeth? The editor of the BBC's light entertainment programme The One Show has angrily refuted suggestions Gordon Brown was given an easy ride when he pitched up to its comfortable sofas to be lightly grilled by Adrian Chiles...
Pakistan Leaders Tighten Noose around Musharraf
Byline: ED HARRIS PAKISTAN'S president was today told to seek a confidence vote in parliament or face impeachment. The ruling coalition parties said they had agreed "in principle" to start proceedings against Pervez Musharraf and were looking...
Planet Boden; (1) Johnnies Pal: David Cameron at Play (2) Ideal Look: Mum Wears Coat, ?175; Fuchsia Jersey, ?49; Trousers, ?75. Daughter Wears Cardigan, ?32; Gypsy Skirt, ?22 (3) Flower Power: Dress ?89, Leopard Heels ?95 (4) City Slicker: Dress ?65, Heels ?110, Bag ?125
Byline: ANNE McELVOY OH, BLESSED Bodenland: home of pale sunny skies and smiling mamas, large friendly dogs, white ponies and children just the right side of over-exuberant, clad in their quirky but neat outfits. Thanks to those seaside pictures...
Please, Someone - Save Me from the Party Bore
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD BIRTHDAY hell starts early this year. The hunt is on for a venue that can take 20 charming, volatile people many of whom only meet once a year. Do I drag everyone to south London and spend half the night on the phone, bellowing...
Queen on Horseback Could Be Permanent Fourth Plinth Statue; (1) Plinth Projects: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the Current Model for A Hotel 2007 (2) Royal Tribute: A Posthumous Statue of the Queen Is among Proposals Being Discussed for the Trafalgar Square Site
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY A STATUE of the Queen on horseback could become a permanent feature of Trafalgar Squares fourth plinth. The proposal is one of a number being discussed by Westminster councillors and it is believed Boris Johnson has been...
Queen Riding on Horse Proposed as Permanent Statue for Fourth Plinth; (1) Royal Tribute: A Posthumous Statue of the Queen Is among Proposals Being Discussed for the Trafalgar Square Site (2) Plinth Sculpture: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the Current Model for A Hotel 2007
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY A STATUE of the Queen on horseback could become a permanent feature of Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. The proposal is one of a number being discussed by Westminster councillors and it is believed Boris Johnson has...
Revisited Brideshead Is No Match for TV Ancestor; Bright Young Things: Matthew Goode as Charles Ryder, Hayley Atwell as Julia Flyte and (1) Ben Whishaw as Sebastian Flyte in the New Version of Brideshead Revisited, Which Never Quite Reaches the Heights of the 1981 TV Series (2) Forceful: Emma Thompson as the Snobbish Lady Marchmain
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK REVIEW Brideshead Revisited Cert PG-13 133 mins *** LIKE F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby or Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of The Vanities, Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is one of those great 20th-century novels that...
Six Weeks for Kidnap Plot Email to Reach Portuguese; Tip-Off: Madeleine McCann Disappeared Three Days after the Yard's Email Warning
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK A SCOTLAND YARD email warning Madeleine McCann may have been abducted by an international paedophile ring took six weeks to reach Portuguese detectives investigating her disappearance, it emerged today. The Met police received...
Slings and Arrows of the Sci-Fi Stars
Byline: NICK CURTIS Act 1, Scene II Claudius (Patrick Stewart): Though yet of James T Kirk our dear brother's death the memory be green, we Jean-Luc Piclaudius have declared ourselves captain of the Starship Elsinore. Our mission? To boldly go ......
Stamp Duty Delay Wrecks Sales
Byline: JOE MURPHY HOUSE sales have begun falling through because of Alistair Darling's hints of a stamp duty "holiday", it was revealed today. Furious estate agents reported that some buyers have pulled out at the last minute in the hope that...
Stamp Duty Dithering Is Wrecking Home Sales
Byline: JOE MURPHY HOUSE SALES have begun falling through because of Alistair Darlings hints of a stamp duty holiday, it was revealed today. Estate agents reported that some buyers have pulled out at the last minute in the hope they may escape...
Stamp Duty Dithering 'Will Hit House Market'
Byline: JOE MURPHY ALISTAIR Darling today came under mounting pressure to make up his mind over stamp duty or risk further damaging the housing market. Estate agents said his hints at a tax holiday for homebuyers could backfire badly by causing...
The 15 London Wards with the Most Criminals
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE 15 London council wards with the largest number of criminal residents have been named by the Met in a new bid to cut offending. Police say each one contains hundreds of offenders, including a hard core of serious criminals...
The Business of Boden ; Perfectionist: No Detail Is Too Small for Johnnie Boden
Byline: Jonathan Prynn FOR some Londoners it is now difficult to conceive of a life pre-Boden, when casual wear was bought during frantic pre-holiday forays to the high street. Then in 1991 this unlikely entrepreneur an Old Etonian failed banker...
The Pledges and the Problems
1. BAA Amount due: Undisclosed but believed to be ?250 million. Possible problems: BAA says it will contribute but has not yet signed on the dotted line. The airport giant is sufficiently large to weather the economic storm being felt by the aviation...
Top Gold Hope Gavin Loses Bid to Make Weight
Byline: Ian Chadband BRITISH boxing's Olympic hopes were dealt a shattering blow today when their world champion Frankie Gavin was forced to pull out on the eve of the Games, writes Ian Chadband. Gavin, strong favourite for gold in the lightweight...
Trafalgar Sq Festival Will Give Us Taste of the Action in Beijing
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP THE sights, smells and tastes of China come to London today at the start of a three-week festival to celebrate the Olympic Games in Beijing. Trafalgar Square will host a series of free dance, music and arts events, focusing...
Trafalgar Square Festival Gives Taste of the Action in Beijing
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP THE sights, smells and tastes of China come to London today at the start of a three-week festival to celebrate the Olympic Games in Beijing. Trafalgar Square will host a series of free dance, music and arts events, focusing...
WAGs and Riches? Not for Lion-Heart Harris; Familiar Routine: Neil Harris Celebrates a Goal for Millwall and the Striker Needs Five More to Become the Club's Record Scorer and Take His Tally to 111 for the Lions
Byline: TOM WATT EVEN by the overheated standards of the 21st Century Premier League, it's been an eye-popping couple of months. The transfer sagas Ronaldo, Lampard and Barry dragging on since May have seen to that. The sums of money that...
Wellcome Is Building a Marks & Spencer Stake
Byline: MICKEY CLARK The worlds largest medical research charity, The Wellcome Trust, has emerged as the mystery stakebuilder in shares of Marks & Spencer, down 5p at 279p. The word in the Square Mile claims Wellcome has acquired 39.4 million...
We May Sue Hospital Say Family of Mother Killed by E.coli Bug; Broken Apart: Emmanuel Armah with His Wife Patience, Far Left, and Their Sons Prince, 15, Derrick, 13, Gordon, Five, and Emmanuel, Three. Mr Armah of Mitcham Said: We Are Trying to Get Back to Normal
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY THE family of a pregnant mother of four who died suddenly in hospital after developing the deadly E.coli bug are considering legal action. An inquest heard Patience Armah was "overwhelmed" by septic shock brought on by...
When Will They Allow Mummy to Rest in Peace? Chip off the Old Block: Brendan Fraser (Right) Is Handsomely Wooden as Rick
FILM BY DEREK MALCOLM www.thisislondon/derekmalcolm The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Cert 12a, 113 mins** THERE are certain franchises that you don't really want to see more of. The X-Files came near to that last week. The second episode of...
Your Club Today
Arsenal A YOUNG Arsenal side scored twice in the last 1 5 minutes to secure a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield, who staged the game to celebrate their centenary. Sanchez Watt and Nacer Barazite were on target for a side featuring only one first-team...
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