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Articles from April 25, 2007

A Coast to Boast about; Bridport in West Dorset Is Now Buzzing with Fabulous Markets and Smart Restaurants, and Has Great Coastal Walks to Tempt Jaded Londoners, Says Anthea Masey
BRIDPORT in West Dorset has now joined Rock in Cornwall, Burnham Market in Norfolk and Hastings Old Town in East Sussex, the latter otherwise known as Notting Hill-on-Sea, in that exclusive club of coastal venues acceptable to the London palate. ...
Adore the Flora; LOWDOWN ON MADEIRA
Byline: CATHY HAWKER THE Portuguese discovered the uninhabited, volcanic island of Madeira in 1418 and named it after the trees that covered the mountainous interior - Madeira means wood. Madeira is in the northern half of the Atlantic and measures...
A Fighter for Ethics in Political Life
SIR Alistair Graham steps down today as head of the Committee for Standards in Public Life. His place will, for now, be taken by Rita Donaghy, a former president of the TUC. It will be a challenge for her to make her presence felt on the scale...
A Flash of Brilliance; Chelsea Winner Philip Nash Uses Steel and Glass in a Spectacular Modern Garden
Byline: PATTIE BARRON GLASS and stainless steel are materials you might admire in a show garden, but would not necessarily choose to landscape your own backyard. However, in designer Philip Nash's capable hands, they have made a garden that is...
A Flash of Brilliance; Chelsea Winner Philip Nash Uses Steel and Glass in a Spectacular Modern Garden
GLASS and stainless steel are materials you might admire in a show garden, but would not necessarily choose to landscape your own backyard. However, in designer Philip Nash's capable hands, they have made a garden that is as sensual as itis contemporary,...
American Imports Have Lost the Killer Instinct; INDIE
Byline: MARTHA DE LACEY The Bravery *** University of London Union IN THE early Noughties a group of young men in America decided to form a band. Their shared childhood idols were New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and other British synth-pop...
Be Bold with Black; Chic and Sleek, Black Is Back. Barbara Chandler Finds out How to Make a Big Monochrome Statement in Your Home
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER ON THE catwalk, and striding into our homes this spring, black and white is big, as large-scale retro florals and op-art eyebenders dominate the high street. But while fashion is fickle, homes are slightly more enduring,...
Be Bold with Black; Chic and Sleek, Black Is Back. Barbara Chandler Finds out How to Make a Big Monochrome Statement in Your Home
ON THE catwalk, and striding into our homes this spring, black and white is big, as large-scale retro florals and op-art eyebenders dominate the high street. But while fashion is fickle, homes are slightlymore enduring, so how do you use black and...
Black Took $2M from One Deal, Says Ex-Director
CONRAD BLACK was accused in court of concealing payments of millions of dol lars to himself. Richard Burt, a former director of Hollinger International, Black's media company, was asked during the fifth week of the fraud trial in Chicago what...
Bus Crushes Family in Depot Smash
THREE generations of a family were crushed against a wall by a bus today wh en it mounted the pavement. The eldest, a grandmother believed to be in her sixties, was killed by the accident in North Worple Way, Mortlake. She died in Charing Cross...
Cheers, Madeira; the Island Is Shaking off Its Reputation as a Haven for 'Newlyweds and the Nearly Deads', Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: CATHY HAWKER THERE are plenty of cliches about the Portuguese island of Madeira. The positive ones describe it as the Atlantic's "floating garden", a tribute to its exotic flora, while the less flattering ones write it off as a holiday...
Come to the Breakfast Club; Start the Day in Style at a Top Eaterie. Early Birds Don't Even Need to Book
Byline: HILARY ARMSTRONG THERE'S never enough time to go out for a decent lunch - so why not go out for a decent breakfast instead? Start the day early and you can sample the food and atmosphere of the capital's greatest eateries at bargain prices....
Dam Busters Fly in for British Film Night at the Proms
THE 113th BBC Proms will celebrate great British films with a concert of sc ores from classics such as The Dam Busters and The Bridge On The River Kwai. Marking the 60thanniversary of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the concert...
Dam Busters Fly in for British Film Score Night at the Proms
THE 113th BBC Proms will celebrate great British films with a concert of sc ores from classics such as The Dam Busters and Shakespeare In Love. Marking the 60th anniversary of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the concert at the...
Dawkins Is Tackled over Darwin V God
ONE is the scientist who has become a household name for his strident defen ce of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The other is the fertility expert who has become a familiar figure on our television screens aspresenter of shows on anything...
Deluxe Duo; A Slick Young Development Pair Have Taken London by Storm with Their Latest Uber-Luxury Apartments in Knightsbridge
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES THINKING of adopting a Hollywood superstar as a badge of quality for your company? Then Robert Redford is probably as good as any. That is what Alex Michelin and Andrew Dunn concluded one lazy Sunday afternoon six years ago....
Diary of an Estate Agent; in Esher, a Piano-Playing Russian Does Things 'His Way', Hoodies Run Riot and a Couple Dream of a Home with a Fireman's Pole
Monday A bad start to the week: my daily cappuccino spilled all over my lap and the car, after I had finally managed to persuade the shop servers to let me have a hotter coffee than usual. I got to the office to find some of the local ASBOs had...
Diary of an Estate Agent; in Esher, a Piano-Playing Russian Does Things 'His Way', Hoodies Run Riot and a Couple Dream of a Home with a Fireman's Pole
Monday A bad start to the week: my daily cappuccino spilled all over my lap and the car, after I had finally managed to persuade the shop servers to let me have a hotter coffee than usual. I got to the office to find some of the local ASBOs...
Diary of an Estate Agent; in Esher, a Piano-Playing Russian Does Things 'His Way', Hoodies Run Riot and a Couple Dream of a Home with a Fireman's Pole
Monday A bad start to the week: my daily cappuccino spilled all over my lap and the car, after I had finally managed to persuade the shop servers to let me have a hotter coffee than usual. I got to the office to find some of the local ASBOs had...
Drama as RBS Reopens Battle for ABN
NATWEST owner Royal Bank of Scotland today dramatically tried to gatecrash Barclays' agreed [pounds sterling]45 billion takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro with its own offer worth [pounds sterling]50 billion. RBS has teamed up with Spanish bank Santander...
Drop in, Chill out; Gardening News
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Must-have plant: agapanthus One of the key architectural plants in the Armitages' luscious garden (see opposite page) is the glamorous agapanthus, the African lily. With large strappy leaves and blue, lavender or white...
Drop in, Chill out; Gardening News
Must-have plant: agapanthus One of the key architectural plants in the Armitages' luscious garden (see opposite page) is the glamorous agapanthus, the African lily. With large strappy leaves and blue, lavender or white flower clusters on long stems,...
Food Counts Here, Not the Fuss; Simple Design Is a Great Backdrop to Enjoying a Seven-Hour Lamb Shoulder and Buffalo Curd with Prunes and Calvados for Pudding
Great Queen Street . . . . . 32 Great Queen Street, WC2 (020 7242 0622) Open lunch Tuesday-Saturday noon-3pm, dinner Monday-Saturday 6-11pm. A meal for two with wine, about [pounds sterling]70 excluding service. THE Anchor & Hope with bookings...
Get Set for Tube Meltdown; Commuters Warned of Record Heat
TUBE users were today warned they face the warmest summer ever on the netwo rk. Record numbers of passengers and record temperatures are set to combine to cause unbearable conditions. Passenger numbers have already soared past a billion a year-...
GPs Urged: Help Patients Be Healthier Instead of Giving Pills
FAMILY doctors are dishing out pills to patients rather than trying to cure them, a minister has claimed. The result is that many patients are left "revolving or rotating" from one GP appointment to another as the NHS acts as a "sickness service"...
Grandmother, Mother and Girl Crushed by Bus
A GRANDMOTHER was killed and her daughter and granddaughter seriously injur ed today when a bus crushed them against a wall. The bus mounted the pavement and hit all three after it turned a tight corner in a bus station. The woman killed in...
Growing Your Own
Byline: FAY SWEET The rectangular plot gave enough room for a home and garden Left: a bold-coloured painting of footballer Wayne Rooney dominates the stairwell Right: on the ground floor of Paul Zara's home the main bedroom has a walkthrough dressing...
Growing Your Own; When a Disused Vegetable Plot Came Up for Sale, Architect Paul Zara Knew This Was a Place He Could Put Down Roots. Fay Sweet Pays a Visit
Byline: FAY SWEET PAUL Zara was looking to move from his Victorian terrace house in Brighton and had long dreamed of building a spacious, sunny home in the East Sussex town for his growing family. When a disused vegetable patch came up for sale...
Growing Your Own; When a Disused Vegetable Plot Came Up for Sale, Architect Paul Zara Knew This Was a Place He Could Put Down Roots. Fay Sweet Pays a Visit
PAUL Zara was looking to move from his Victorian terrace house in Brighton and had long dreamed of building a spacious, sunny home in the East Sussex town for his growing family. When a disused vegetable patch came up for sale he knew it was a perfect...
Hammers to Put Up Fight over Any Points Penalty
WE S T H A M h ave limped from one crisis to the next in what has been a traumatic season, andyet another is looming large. The two-day Premier League inquiry into their Argentine transfer coup begins tomorrow and any points penalty could render...
Health & Beauty; SALON SECRETS
Byline: EMINE ALI DARIA WERBOWY is a model. Her first catwalk appearance was in 2003 and she has fronted campaigns for prestigious brands such as Prada and Chanel. Bag of tricks... Lancome Magic Matte Foundation, [pounds sterling]24, and...
Hi-Di-Homes; Thirties Splendour Will Return to an East Sussex Seafront When a Former Holiday Camp Is Converted into Flats, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES ART Deco splendour is being revived on the seafront at Saltdean, East Sussex. Grand Ocean Hotel, a listed gem nestling alongside a magnificent Thirties lido, is being restored and converted into 279 apartments. Homes, many...
Hit-Run Driver Left Me to Die &I May Never Walk Again
AN ATHLETE left for dead by a hit-and-run driver today pleaded from his hospital bed for the culprit to come forward. Amateur triathlete Mark O'Neill has been in intensive care since he was run down while cycling almost three weeks ago. He was left...
I Can Prove My Ex-Husband Helped Lucie Rapist's Lawyer
THE mother of murdered bar hostess Lucie Blackman is claiming her ex-husban d wrecked the case to bring their daughter's killer to justice. Jane Steare today released a document she says proves Tim Blackman colluded with the lawyers of serial...
I Love You All.;Don't Eat Meat on Mondays; HEATHER'S 'OSCAR' SPEECH AS SHE'S KICKED OFF DANCE SHOW
Byline: BO WILSON HEATHER MILLS stunned viewers with an Oscars-style farewell when she was kicked off American TV show Dancing With The Stars. The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney delivered a longwinded speech thanking everyone from her partner,...
JOSE IN NEW BLAST AT SHEVA; Old Wounds Are Re-Opened as He Demands More [Pounds Sterling]30m Star
Byline: NEAL COLLINS JOSE MOURINHO renewed hostilities with Andriy Shevchenko last night - blasting his Ukrainian striker over a minor injury which has seen him play just 15 minutes in the build-up to tonight's Champions League semi-final. Ahead...
Kate's the Rising Star at Marks
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH MARKS & SPENCER today promoted its top female executive, prompting talk in the City that she could one day lead the entire company. Kate Bostock, the 49-year-old fashion guru who was already director of womens wear,...
Keep the Change; Using a Foreign Exchange Broker When Buying Abroad Could Save You Thousands
Byline: KATE ROBINSON BUYING a house abroad is not always a smooth process. It is all too easy to be lured by affordable property markets and a supposedly improved quality of life. The reality can be different. However, thanks to a growing number...
Keep the Change; Using a Foreign Exchange Broker When Buying Abroad Could Save You Thousands
BUYING a house abroad is not always a smooth process. It is all too easy to be lured by affordable property markets and a supposedly improved quality of life. The reality can be different. However, thanks to a growing number of foreign exchange...
Last Hoorah for Harry and Chelsy; Girlfriend Jets in for Prince's Big Farewell LONDONeye
CHELSY DAVY has jetted into London to give a final farewell to her beau Prince Harry. With the prince due to fly out to Iraq with the Army imminently, Chelsy has vowed to stay as close as possible to him before he leaves. They have just returned...
Lazy Ways to Ebay; Busy Londoners Are Getting Other People to Sell Their Goods on eBay
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS AUCTION site eBay is 12 this year, and across the globe its 212 million members are busy buying and selling anything from plasma screens to 18th century dining tables. But while buying is fun, selling can be such a bore:...
Legionnaires Bug Shuts Down School as Students Revise
THE discovery of deadly bacteria in a water tank has thrown exam preparatio ns for pupils at a London secondary schoolinto chaos. Selsdon High School in Croydon was forced to shut before the Easter holidays after routine maintenance work uncovered...
Lipton Is out of Running for Top Olympics Job
WITH ONLY five years until the starting gun for 2012 London Olympics, one o f the most pressing problems facing the government, apart from rapidly escalating costs, is to find an authoritative figure to chair the Olympic Delivery Authority. Now...
LondonCalling; the Latest News on All Your Favourite Clubs. Every Day
ARSENAL'S Cesc Fabregas has been told how to become the complete midfielder. Boss Arsene Wenger said: "Defensively, he can get much better. When that comes in, he will become a finished man." DEAN SINCLAIR will quit BARNET when his contract expries...
London Olympics Will Use Net to Inspire the iPod Generation
SEBASTIANCOE has vowed to make full use of modern technology to ensure the London Olympics encourage as many young people as possible to take up sport. He hopes to inspire the "iPod generation" of increasingly obese children by allowing them to...
London's Favourite Films
SUNSHINE 15, 107 mins, dir Danny Boyle IT'S 2057, and the world's about to end because the sun is fizzling out, unless a spaceship can kick-start it by dropping a bomb the size of Manhattan into its centre. Naturally, it all goes wrong when Cillian...
Market Moves
EVER wondered where Madonna picks up the beautiful pieces she uses to decorate her Marylebone mansion? Well, we can't all be lucky enough to do a Loyd Grossman and peek through the keyhole but, fortunately, our mole has gained access to the queen of...
Migrant Numbers Triple from New EU Countries
THE number of migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania in Britain has almo st tripled since they joined the European Union. Figures today show 60,000 citizens from the two Eastern European countries arrived in Britain inthe three months to February,...
Ms Airey, a Money Man and the Millions That Never Were
AFTER a long career at the top in British broadcasting, Dawn Airey knows ho w to handle tricky situations. The woman who once had to fend off criticism for commissioning a TV programme on the female orgasm is renowned for her ability to think on...
Neighbour Is a Pane
Homes & Property lawyer Karen Whitburn answers your questions My neighbour has set up a company fitting replacement windows. We have always got along well and I am pleased he is becoming successful, but his success is affecting my life. He works...
Neighbour Is a Pane; Homes & Property Lawyer Karen Whitburn Answers Your Questions
Byline: KAREN WHITBURN My neighbour has set up a company fitting replacement windows. We have always got along well and I am pleased he is becoming successful, but his success is affecting my life. He works at home and parks a transit van on his...
Neighbour Is a Pane; Homes & Property Lawyer Karen Whitburn Answers Your Questions
My neighbour has set up a company fitting replacement windows. We have always got along well and I am pleased he is becoming successful, but his success is affecting my life. He works at home and parks a transit van on his drive every day. He has a...
New Network Is Brown's Best Hope for Popularity; COMMENTARY
CROSSRAIL is of great importance to London's future. Today's Assembly repor t cites big numbers for the economic benefit the project would deliver to the capital and the UK economy. But there is much more at stake. The continuing failure to start...
No Evidence, but It's Tempting to Point Finger at No10; ANALYSIS
IT IS tempting to jump to the conclusion that the Government leaked the terrorism plot. After all, the leak came a day after Lord Levy's collar was felt on conspiracy charges, a few hours before Tony Blair was ragged rotten about that in Prime Minister's...
On the Horizon; A Bunch of Attractive New Boutique Homes around North London Offer Homebuyers Some Interesting Choices, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES FROM King's Cross to Hampstead, a fresh wave of housing development is spreading across north London, offering more variety than currently available elsewhere in the capital. There are Victorian school conversions in Ecclesbourne...
Owner of Pit Bull That Mauled Niece to Death Faces Jail
A MAN was warned today he could face jail after he admitted owning the pit bull terrier that killed his fiveyear- old niece. Ellie Lawrenson was attacked in her grandmother's home in St Helens, Merseyside, in the early hours of New Year's Day....
[Pounds Sterling]1.5bn Raid Points to Sainsbury Break-Up
A BREAK-UP of J Sainsbury looked ever more likely today after a secretive Middle Eastern investment fund with strong links to property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz snapped up a 14% stake in the supermarkets chain. Three Delta paid Alliance Bernstein...
[Pounds Sterling]5 Handbags at Dawn; Sainsbury's Hindmarch Carrier Sells out in an Hour after Queues Start at 3am
IF ANYONE had said a year ago that fashionable, environmentally concerned people would start queuing outside a supermarket at 3am to buy a shopping bag, they would have been a laughing stock. But that is exactly what happened today when the Anya...
[Pounds Sterling]5 Handbags at Dawn; the Queue Starts at 3am for Sainsbury's Hindmarch Carrier
IF ANYONE had said a year ago that people fashionable, environmentally concerned people would start queuing outside a supermarket at 3am to buy a shopping bag, they would have been laughed out of court. But that is exactly what happened today when...
REALLY USEFUL Bargains; This Week, Alison Cork Finds the Sexiest Stock Sale Bargains, Takes Comfort in the Classics and Discovers a New Bargain Kitchen Outlet for Londoners
Byline: ALISON CORK Blindingly obvious Time poor and hard up? For most of us, that's just the penalty of living in the steaming metropolis that is London. But if you're clever, there are always ways to save both time and money, such as eblinds...
REALLY USEFUL Bargains; This Week, Alison Cork Finds the Sexiest Stock Sale Bargains, Takes Comfort in the Classics and Discovers a New Bargain Kitchen Outlet for Londoners
Blindingly obvious Time poor and hard up? For most of us, that's just the penalty of living in the steaming metropolis that is London. But if you're clever, there are always ways to save both time and money, such as eblinds - a mail-order blinds service...
REALLY USEFUL Guide; Alison Cork Gives Her Garden Furniture a Fresh Look, Measures Up for Some Alterations and Goes Green with Polished Plaster
Byline: ALISON CORK Made for measuring I am not really a girl for DIY, but give me a "Nifty" leather-covered Mini Measure from Mr and Mrs House, and I could be persuaded. Available in a choice of six elegant colours, it can measure lengths...
REALLY USEFUL Guide; Alison Cork Gives Her Garden Furniture a Fresh Look, Measures Up for Some Alterations and Goes Green with Polished Plaster
Made for measuring I am not really a girl for DIY, but give me a "Nifty" leather-covered Mini Measure from Mr and Mrs House, and I could be persuaded. Available in a choice of six elegant colours, it can measure lengths of up to 1.5 metres and is...
Schoolboy, 16, Cheated on Me with His Teacher Says Woman of 37
A BOY of 16 having an affair with a 37-year-old mother of three also had se x with one of his teachers, a court heard today. The woman, a supermarket manager, told St Albans crown court she discovered the boy had twice slept with his teacher,...
SILENCE FOR OUR WORLD CUP HERO; Tribute to Alan Ball after Death in Garden
A MINUTE'S silence will be held at Chelsea's ChampionsLeague match tonight for Alan Ball. More than 40,000 fans will be asked to mark the death of the England World Cup winner before the game against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Ball, 61,...
Simon's Brother Is Mr Prop Idol; Their Dad Was an Estate Agent, but While Simon Cowell Has Made Millions as TV's Mr Nasty, It Is His Brother, Nick, Who Has Inherited the Property Gene, Discovers David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES PROPERTY millionaire Nick Cowell, 45, followed a slightly more predictable career path than his celebrity music-mogul brother, Simon, 48, but they both share the same entrepreneurial flair that has made television's Pop Idol...
Soggy Veg Is off in Our Restaurant Revolution; AND INCIDENTALLY
ONCE regarded as a culinary wasteland, London can now claim to be one of th e world's greatest cities for eating out. With six entries in a new list of the world's top 50 restaurants, the capital ranks alongside Paris and New York as a temple to...
Spirit Lives on in Spaceman; SPIRITUALIZED
Byline: JOE MUGGS MOVEMENTS - grunge, Britpop and now new rave - and bands have risen, had their moment in the sun and fallen again, but through it all Jason "J Spaceman" Pierce has played the long game. His "band" (he is the only permanent member,...
Stacks of Bright Ideas; Design News
Byline: KATIE LAW What a case QS Stripy, plain or floral storage boxes start at [pounds sterling]2, stackable mini suitcases for children at [pounds sterling]1 and velour beach towels in the brightest colours are [pounds sterling]5. A matching...
Stacks of Bright Ideas; Design News
What a case QS Stripy, plain or floral storage boxes start at [pounds sterling]2, stackable mini suitcases for children at [pounds sterling]1 and velour beach towels in the brightest colours are [pounds sterling]5. A matching bag is [pounds sterling]8...
Storm over Terror Leaks 'That Put Lives at Risk'; Call for Inquiry as Cameron Asks: Were Ministers Behind Briefings?
PRESSURE built today for a full inquiry into allegations that police anti-terrorism operations were endangered by deliberate leaks. Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism, Peter Clarke, has said lives may have been put at risk by one recent example....
Taking Stock; Your At-a-Glance Guide
BANKING AND FINANCE Aviva's boardroom reshuffle continued apace as European head Tidjane Thiam, 44, was bumped up to the boardroom post of group executive director, Europe. The Arsenal fanatic from Ivory Coast is expected to be on a salary of more...
TEARS FOR OUR WORLD CUP HERO; Alan Ball Dies Trying to Put out Garden Fire
WORLD Cup winner Alan Ball died trying to put out a fire in the compost hea p in his back garden, his son said today. The 61-year-old "keeled over" last night after suffering a heart attack as he threw a bucket of water over the flames. Firefighters...
Temperance? Make Mine a Double; Review
Byline: LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH THE TEMPERANCE 74-76 York Street W1 020 7262 1513 Dinner for two with wine [pounds sterling]80 WHY call your gastropub The Temperance? Would you call a nightclub Early To Bed, or a shoe shop Do You Really Need Another...
Thank You but Id Rather Walk; There Are Huge Opportunites for New Homes around Mainline Train Stations as They Become Sophisticated Shopping and Travel Centres, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES A MULTI-BILLION-pound programme to redevelop some of London's busiest mainline train stations will bring new-build apartments to areas that for years have been seen my many homebuyers as out of bounds. Euston and Cannon Street...
Thank You but Id Rather Walk; There Are Huge Opportunites for New Homes around Mainline Train Stations as They Become Sophisticated Shopping and Travel Centres, Says David Spittles
A MULTI-BILLION-pound programme to redevelop some of London's busiest mainline train stations will bring new-build apartments to areas that for years have been seen my many homebuyers as out of bounds. Euston and Cannon Street stations, for example,...
The Briefings& and Who's in the Frame
THE row over leaks centres on an alleged plot to behead a Muslim member of the British Army. It led to a wave of arrests earlier this year, followed by a rash of unattributable briefings about the suspects' intentions. Eight men were arrested...
This Is London's MESSAGEBOARD
Should cyclists obey traffic lights? I DON'T think it's right for cyclists to jump red lights whenever they want, despite the fact a study says it's safer to. I've lost count of the number of accidents there's almost been because of careless and,...
Timely Reminder of Rooney's Gift
RYAN GIGGS, having sped half the length of the pitch in injury time, was screamed at by 70,000 to slide the ball into the path of an obvious saviour, Cristiano Ronaldo. Instead, he glanced right to choose the forgotten man and, in one breathtaking...
Tributes to a Hero of the Game
STEVE McCLAREN England head coach "Alan was a fantastic player, full of ene rgy, commitment and skill, who had a marvellous career. It is incredible to think he was only 21 when he won the World Cup. He was one of English football's great characters,...
Tributes to a Hero of the Game
STEVE McCLAREN England head coach"Alan was a fantastic player, full of ener gy, commitment and skill, who had a marvellous career. It is incredible to think he was only 21 when he won the World Cup. He was one of English football's great characters,...
Use Your Grey Matter; Retired with All Your Capital Tied Up in Your Property? Then Shared Ownership Might Be Just the Answer
Byline: JANE BARRY SHARED ownership is not just for first-time buyers. It can be good for older people, too. If you are over 60 and want to downsize, but even selling your home will not release enough capital to live on, buying a share means you...
Use Your Grey Matter; Retired with All Your Capital Tied Up in Your Property? Then Shared Ownership Might Be Just the Answer
SHARED ownership is not just for first-time buyers. It can be good for older people, too. If you are over 60 and want to downsize, but even selling your home will not release enough capital to live on, buying a share means you can live in the smaller...
Wasps Furious as Play-Off Rivals Are 'Gifted' Win
IAN McGEECHAN today urged English rugby chiefs to close the loophole that allowed Bristol to ease their way into a Guinness Premiership play-off position at the expense of London Wasps. Bristol defeated a second-string Leicester side 30-16 last...
Wasps Furious as Play-Off Rivals Are 'Gifted' Win
Hammers IAN McGEECHAN today urged English rugby chiefs to close the loophol e that allowed Bristol to ease their way into a GuinnessPremiership play-off position at the expense of London Wasps. Bristol defeated a second-string Leicester side...
WHO'S MOVING Homes Gossip
Byline: COMPTON MILLER A new manoir for Raymond CELEBRITY chef Raymond Blanc has spent an estimated [pounds sterling]1.5 million buying a five-bedroom Twenties house near Oxford. He will share it with his girlfriend, Natalia, and daughter, Natasha....
WHO'S MOVING Homes Gossip
A new manoir for Raymond CELEBRITY chef Raymond Blanc has spent an estimated [pounds sterling]1.5 million buying a five-bedroom Twenties house near Oxford. He will share it with his girlfriend, Natalia, and daughter, Natasha. "It has lovely wooden...
Who Will Be Gordon's Man Next Door? Jockeying for Prime Position in a Brown Cabinet Is Already under Way - and There Is More at Stake Than Just the Keys to Number 11
THE BLAIR era is nearly over. Long live Gordon Brown. David Miliband refuse d to get aboard his own bandwagon. Any leadership contest now will be a symbolic public representation of Blairite ideas and a pitch for them not to be trampled underfoot...
Who Will Be Gordon's Man Next Door? Jockeying for Prime Position in a Brown Cabinet Is Already under Way and There Is More at Stake Than Just the Keys to Number 11
THE BLAIR era is nearly over. Long live Gordon Brown. David Miliband refused to get aboard his own bandwagon. Any leadership contest now will be a symbolic public representation of Blairite ideas and a pitch for them not to be trampled underfoot...
Why I Hired a Househunter; Use Your Own Phil and Kirstie to Take out All the Stress and Effort of Finding and Buying Your Perfect Property
Byline: JESSIE HEWITSON BUYING a property is enough to turn even the sanest, most even-tempered among us into quivering stress-buckets. If you have a smug lawyer or surveyor as a partner, you can probably leave all the dirty business of finding...
Why Should Those Who Look after Themselves Suffer Too?
ON the way into work each morning I, like most employees in London, must wa lk past a phalanx of smokers at the door polluting the air I breathe with their revolting exhalations. I see them again at lunchtime and when I leave, and at almost any...
Why the Foreign Invasion Must Be Resisted
ARSENAL chairman Peter Hill-Wood has been much satirised for standing firm against Johnny Foreigner, but thank God there is still the desire on the part of some Brits to continue to own big football clubs instead of taking the money and running off....
Will Tre Master the Art of Sales? PREVIEW
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY The Apprentice 9pm, BBC1 WOO hoo!Tre is back. He was strangely quiet last week, to the definite detriment of our viewing pleasure, but tonight the man for whom a single sneer is worth a thousand words returns to form,...
World Cup Hero Dies in Freak Blaze; '66 Legend Alan Ball Collapses Fighting Fire
Byline: AMAR SINGH WORLD Cup winner Alan Ball died late last night trying to put out a fire in his back garden. The 61-year-old collapsed with a suspected heart attack as he poured a bucket of water over the blaze which had spread to the fence....
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