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Articles from March 11, 2008

10,000 Lorries Are Given Mirrors to Save Cyclists' Lives; Clear View: A Cycling Safety Event at Horse Guards Parade Last November at Which Police Emphasised to Cyclists the Importance of Being Visible to Lorry Drivers
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS LORRY drivers in London are being handed 10,000 safety mirrors free ofcharge to help them spot cyclists. It is a victory for the Evening Standard which demanded the mirrors in itsSafer Cycling campaign. Transport for...
A Good Idea That Turned out Bad
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT IS rare for a company to be destroyed by a good idea but that iseffectively what happened to Friends Provident. Last year it tried to take overcash-rich Resolution Life as a way to continue to finance its own expansion...
Always Beware the Sudden Headache; A Lucky Escape: Actress Samantha Morton Was Just Cf Cm When She Suffered the Stroke That Nearly Killed Her Two Years Ago
Byline: MARK PORTER STROKES vie with cancer and heart disease as the biggest threat tolong-term health, and not, as widely perceived, just in the twilight of ourlives. Newsreader Carol Barnes was only 63 when she died from one over theweekend. Body...
Anger as Air Fares Rocket
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE cost of Heathrow and Gatwick f lights are to rocket to help pay forwork at the airports. The inflation-busting increases, to be phased in from next month, could seepassengers paying [pounds sterling]20 more at Heathrow...
April Diary
4-20 Apr Crystal Palace Spring Funfair As this funfair is on top of Crystal Palace Hill,why not combine your visit to this annual extravaganza with a trip to the park,where they have an amazing display of dinosaurs from the original Victorianexhibition....
A Touch of the Sun; Natural Attraction: Cat Deeley's Light Tan Is Just a Shade Darker Than a Normal Skin Tone
Byline: BELLA BLISSETT FOR those sick and tired of grey winter skin, there is good news: thetan is back but with a difference. Gone is the Tango-ed look of Wags and the tell-tale chocolate tan of a salonspray. Skin for this summer is all about...
Big Day Ahead at Festival for Carberry Clan; Talented Trio: Philip, Nina and Paul Have Rides in the Champion Hurdle Today
Byline: WILL HAYLER BIG-RACE sibling rivalry is guaranteed at Cheltenham today when threemembers of one of racing's most famous families compete against each other. Brother-and-sister combination Paul, Philip and Nina Carberry all have mountsin...
Breakfast with Eliot Spitzer and Vengeance Is on Menu
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH ELIOT SPITZER always seemed like a man about to go pop. James Cramer, a fund manager turned broadcaster who attended Harvard Law Schoolwith the disgraced New York Governor tells a story of classmates plotting toskip the...
Budget Gloom as Bank Pours in [Pounds Sterling]10 Billion; Bad News: The Chancellor Today
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, PAUL WAUGH THE Chancellor faced more bad news today when the Bank of England wasforced to pump [pounds sterling]10 billion into money markets the day before the Budget. The latest move to combat the global credit crunch came...
Bullied Lawyer Set to Collect a Record [Pounds Sterling]13 Million Damages; Harrassed and Undermined: Gill Switalski, Left, with Her Husband Andrew Wright. She Was Forced to Sell Her Million Home in Surrey, Right, to Pay Legal Costs. the Lawyer Who Was Once Named in the " Hot " Left F& C Asset Management after an - Month Ordeal
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER A LEADING City lawyer is in line for a record [pounds sterling]13 million compensationpayout over claims she suffered bullying and sexual discrimination by hercolleagues. Gill Switalskionce named one of the legal...
Buyers Testing Water as the Storm Finally Eases
Byline: MICKEY CLARK A SENSE of calm returned to the London stock market this morningfollowing a blustery start to the week which battered investors and left themfeeling less secure about the economic outlook. Despite Wall Street's nervy performance...
Cadbury Schweppes Seals Its Refinancing and Split; Rapid Result: Chief Executive Todd Stitzer Has Completed the Demerger Sooner Than Was Expected
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CADBURY Schweppes today finalised plans to split itself in two withinthe next two months and said it has successfully completed a [pounds sterling]3.6 billionrefinancing of its debt despite the turbulence in the world's credit...
Calls to Quit as NY Governor Admits Tryst with Prostitute; Mea Culpa: Eliot Spitzer Is Joined by His Wife Silda as He Makes a Statement to Reporters in New York. Spitzer Apologised to His Family and the Public but Did Not Elaborate on Reports He Was Involved in a Prostitution Ring
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK PUGNACIOUS New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was today clinging to officeafter arranging a tryst with a prostitute from an international callgirl ring. Mr Spitzer, a Democrat who is married with three teenage daughters, hasadmitted...
China Syndrome; Needle Work: Acupuncture Is Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Ailments Soothing:moxibustion, One of the Many Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices, Involves Burning Mugwort Sticks to Relieve Pain
LONDON is going China mad. "China in London"the biggest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside Asianow in its third season will include more than 500 events across the capitaluntil April. Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM), one of the world's...
Coming to a Screen near You; the Mayor of Who-Ville (Voice of Steve Carell) in Horton Hears A Who! Jared Spiderwick (Freddie Highmore) and His Great-Great Uncle Arthur in the Spiderwick Chronicles
Byline: Janie Lawrence Dr Seuss Horton Hears A Who! U, Opens 14 Mar From the same people who made the Ice Age films, under 10s willlove the animation of this classic story. When Horton the elephant hears a cryof help coming from a particle of...
Critics' Choice
FIVE BEST FILMS The Other Boleyn Girl Cert 12A, 115 mins Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portmanare fine in a pretty but tame account of illegitimacy and incest in Henry VIIIs court. Four Minutes Cert 15, 112 mins Troubled piano prodigy subverts...
Curbishley: I Am Feeling the Pain; Shouting Back: Alan Curbishley Says Fans Should Step Back and Look at the Bigger Picture
Byline: Andrew Hodgson WEST HAM boss Alan Curbishley today urged disgruntled fans to lay offafter the club made it clear that his job is not in jeopardy, despite shipping12 goals in their last three games. Curbishley, who admitted that the embarrassing...
Don't Depend on Our Vote, Say Artists; Broadside: Tracey Emin Signed Letter
Byline: JASON BEATTIE A HOST of Britain's leading artists today launched an extraordinaryattack on Ken Livingstone's "destruction of London". Names including Tracey Emin, Dinos Chapman, and Rachel Whiteread hit out at theMayor for "destroying"...
'Don't Penalise Africa over Air Miles'
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE Government will today dismiss fears over "food miles" and urgesupermarkets to stock more produce flown in from Africa. Ministers are to offer taxpayers' money to retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury'sand Waitrose to help...
Easter Hot Spots; Above: Sunset in Benidorm, Left: Marrakech, Below: Aqaba, Jordan Sources for Temperatures: Www.world Weather.org WWW.BBC.Co.Uk/weather and Tourist Boards - Stretch of Beach in Tenerife
Byline: Daralyn Danns Marrakech, Morocco for its magic Flying time from London: 31/2hrs approx March average temperatures: Min: 9[degrees]CMax 23[degrees]CRainfall: 33mm April average temperatures: Min 11[degrees]C Max 26[degrees] C Rainfall...
Eggs, Bunnies, Treasures and Treats; Learn about Willy Wonkas Creator Roald Dahl and Earn a Chocolate Treat
Byline: Kate Molloy Trail back in time Britains original home for abandoned children and Londons first ever public artgallery has dreamed up an excellent way to explore this fascinating site. Huntfor clues to learn about the 27,000 foundlings...
Face Masks Won't Help in Beijing ... They Are Just Useless, Says Rogge; Clouding the Issue: The IOC's Jacques Rogge (above) Does Not Believe Smog Will Be a Major Problem at the Games despite Locals Wearing Masks (Left) Close to the Stadium (Far Left) Which Is Often Obscured by the Fumes
Byline: Matthew Beard JACQUES ROGGE has told athletes not to wear controversial anti-smog facemasks at the Beijing Olympics because they are "totally useless". The president of the International Olympic Committee spoke out as concerns overthe...
First Arrest in Mayor's Aide Scandal
Byline: ROB SINGH, PIPPA CRERAR Under suspicion: the Clapham base of the Green Badge Taxi School, left, run by Greg Nowell, which received at least [pounds sterling]280,000 from the LDA. Annual reports show its grants were gained thanks to the "strong...
Fletcher Is to Blame for Harmison's Hardships; Losing His Appeal: Steve Harmison Was the Top-Ranked Bowler on the Planet Four Years Ago Now He Is Likely to Be Dumped from the England Test Side
Byline: JONATHAN AGNEW STEVE HARMISON has been an easy target these past couple of days. Hislifeless performance against New Zealand mirrored that of many of histeam-mates, all of whom let themselves down badly in Hamilton. The difference with...
FOR THOSE THAT LOVE CHOC-A LOT; Chocolate Characters: Cadbury World - the Splendid Sweets Egg from Fortnum & Mason
Byline: Daralyn Danns Cadbury World Discover the allure of chocolate and how it is made starting your journey witha stroll through the Aztec jungle in search of the cocoa bean. Learn about howchocolate came to Europe and the secret of the distinctive...
Free Oxford Street of Traffic
OXFORD Street is a disgrace. What other city of high standinginternationally would allow its major shopping street to be so grimy andcongested? Getting rid of the traffic is the only long-term solution, and I'mglad Ken Livingstone and the other principal...
French Artist Gets a Sense of Tate Space; British Debut: Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster Has Turbine Hall to Play With
Byline: LOUISE JURY SHE has created "sensory" artworks of sound and light from Paris toJapan. Now Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster, one of France's biggest art stars, is to bethe next artist to transform Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. The public...
Frosty Brown Sours Special Relationship; No Dinners after Nine Months: Gordon Brown and US Ambassador Robert Tuttle
NINE months into the job and Gordon Brown has yet to dine with theAmerican ambassador Robert Tuttle. The Prime Minister is known to want todistance himself from the outgoing Bush administration and may be trying tocalculate whether he should be cosying...
FSA Warns City over Rogue Trader Dangers; Rogue Alert: A Break from His Normal Trades Might Have Caught SocGen's Jerome Kerviel
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CITY traders should be "encouraged or required" to take a fullfortnight's holiday to prevent them turning into rogue traders like SocieteGenerale's Jerome Kerviel, the top financial watchdog declared today. It warned London's...
Gloomy Figures Predict 'Bad News Budget Day'
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, PAUL WAUGH A RAFT of gloomy economic figures today fuelled fears that AlistairDarling will be forced to slash his growth forecasts in the Budget. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research said Britain lostmomentum...
Has Paddick Got the Puff to Run London? Still One of the Boys in Blue? Although Brian Paddick Has Left the Police Force, His Cf Ci Years in Uniform Have Left Their Mark
Byline: WILL SELF BRIAN PADDICK kept me waiting for about 100 seconds in the reception atthe Lib-Dems' head office on Cowley Street at the back of Millbank. When heshowed, he was warm, affable, very present, and doing his best to put a spin onhis...
How to Do Disneyland ; -
Byline: Kate Molloy Visiting Disneyland Paris, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, isa magical experience but the queues can be frustrating and the sheer size canmake it exhausting. Kate Molloy took a trip to find out how you can make themost...
In Brief
Liberty ends story of year on a grim note WEST END store Liberty todayreported a "story of two halves" for the High Street last year and warned theeconomic climate would dictate trading this year. Chairman Richard Balfour-Lynnsaid strong sales growth...
Innocent Affections or Dark and Dirty Deeds?
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE SHURELY shome mistake. The biography of the late Bill Deedes by StephenRobinson reveals that the former Daily Telegraph editor developed a tendressefor one of the Telegraph's young reporters, Victoria Combe, during...
In-the-Red Friends to Lose Its Top Money Man
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH BELEAGUERED insurer Friends Provident suffered another blow today whenrespected finance director Jim Smart said he would leave in August once areview of the business was complete. Already without a chief executive after...
Iraq, an Investment It's Worth Exploring
Byline: MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB I'M HOPING that the Chancellor will delay the introduction of thealready declared 2p rise in the price of fuel in his Budget tomorrow. It might not be a very green thing to do, but he is surely now under morepressure...
It's War When We Lose, Says Grant; Time and Tide: Even a Trophy Success May Not Be Enough for Avram Grant to Keep His Job
AVRAM GRANT claimed today that every defeat for Chelsea is treated likea "World War" but has vowed to remain as manager even if they finish the seasonwithout winning a trophy. Over the past fortnight Grant has seen his team lose to Tottenham in...
Just the Tonic - Shares Celebrate Banks' Boost
Byline: MICKEY CLARK NEWS that five of the world's leading central banks had pumped an extra[pounds sterling]125 billion of cash into frail money markets today was just the tonic stockmarket investors needed, having been battered in recent days...
Keep off the Grass - Stop Building on Our Gardens; Grabbed and Gutted: Campaigners Believe We Are Losing Up to , Gardens a Year - Two-Thirds of "Brownfield" Developments
Byline: ZAC GOLDSMITH losing up to 30,000 gardens a year this way, the equivalent of twice thearea of Hyde Park. There are lots of reasons for this, but the most perverse one is that theGovernment has defined gardens as "brownfield sites". That...
Ken's Plan for World Capital of Culture; Leading Light: Kevin Spacey in Speed-the-Plow at the Old Vic. Today He Was Joining the Mayor to Speak about Arts Opportunities Leading Up to the Olympics High Art: Paris's Louvre Showtime: Broadway, New York Hi-Tech: Shanghai Loves Media Nightlife: Tokyo Has Most Bars
Byline: LOUISE JURY LONDON'S international cultural dominance is confirmed today by a reportthat compares it with four rivals. The capital emerges ahead of New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai in the auditof the cities for everything from books...
March Diary
12 Mar Spring dance Every budding ballet dancer should be taken to seeRomeo and Juliet which will be performed by The Stuttgart Ballet in theColiseums Spring Dance season. The New York City Ballet is also returning(12-22 Mar) along with the amazing...
Master Minded Has Champion Answers; Treble Chance: Paul Nicholls Won the Champion Chase in 1 with Call Equiname ( Top) and in with Azertyuiop (Middle). His Master Minded (Left) Has Been Impressive This Season and Has to Beat Last Year's Winner, Voy Por Ustedes (Bottom)
Byline: John O'Hara MASTER MINDED can get the better of a class field, that includesstable-mate Twist Magic, by taking tomorrow's Seasons Holidays Queen MotherChampion Chase, the highlight of the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Paul Nicholls,...
Mayor Blames Thatcher for Today's Gang Violence on Our Streets; " No Society": Mayor Blames Parents Who Grew Up in the 1980s "Not Her Fault": Boris Johnson Said Bus Crime Was Major Issue
Byline: PAUL WAUGH KEN LIVINGSTONE came under fire from Boris Johnson today after heclaimed that Margaret Thatcher was to blame for the levels of yobbery and gangviolence in London. The Mayor told MPs that the former prime minister's tenure in...
My Council Makes Mincemeat of Butcher Syd
Byline: CATHERINE OSTLER SYD, our local Armenian butcher, sells high-quality, good-value meat tochefs like Skye Gyngell and Simon Hopkinson, the local council estate and thegroomed mothers of Brook Green. But on Saturday, he is packing up hisunpretentious...
My Grandpa Bill and What We All Thought about His Love for 'VC'; Family Gatherings: Deedes with His Three Daughters Jill, Juliet and Lucy. among Those Attending His Memorial Service at the Guards Chapel Last Year Were His Eight Grandchildren
Byline: SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS WHAT an amazing grandfather you have," is a line I have heard often inmy life, for Bill Deedes was undoubtedly a great man in a good many ways. Adecorated soldier, a Cabinet minister and one of the most respected and...
My Res Would Be Highly Des If It Wasn't Slime Central
Byline: PHILIPPA STOCKLEY THERE are slugs in my basement kitchen. Last night I came downstairswith a hangover at 3am for some water, aimed for the fridge without turning thelight on, and trod on something. In my bare feet. You do not want to...
Never Forget That Spitzer Cleaned Up the City, Too; Facing the Music: Eliot Spitzer and His Wife, Silda, at Yesterday's Press Conference Where He Effectively Admitted Using Prostitutes
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST ELIOT SPITZER was my hero.For years, I've bemoaned the fact that on thisside of the Pond our financial prosecutors and regulators are so spineless, sowilling to take powerful institutions and their supremely wealthy chiefs...
Oaksey Chasing Glory after 37 Years; for His Lordship: Carruthers Can See Lord Oaksey Claim a Winner at Cheltenham for the First Time Since1971
Byline: WILL HAYLER OF ALL the big races to be won at the Cheltenham Festival this week,there will be no more popular result than if Carruthers can take the AlbertBartlett Hurdle. Carruthers' owner, Lord John Oaksey, experienced success at the...
Obama: I'm Not Second Best ... I'm in This to Win It; Reach for the Sky: Obama Greets Supporters at a Meeting at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON US ELECTION COUNTDOWN BARACK OBAMA has dismissed suggestions that he will run for vice president withHillary Clinton as presidential candidate in a "dream ticket" to take on theRepublicans. He said he was by far the most...
Only 3,500 Give Views on Massive NHS Shake-Up
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD ONLY 3,500 Londoners have responded to a [pounds sterling]1 million governmentconsultation on NHS reforms. Campaigners branded the figures, which represent less than 0.05 per cent of thecapital's population, "pathetic"...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS THE WOMAN WHO STOPS TRAFFIC SHE got the people of Buckinghamshire town Marlow to ditch their cars for aday, but her anti-car campaign failed in Boston, Lincolnshire. Kris Murrin (pictured) isnt giving up, thoughin this...
Police Put Immigrants on Train and They Vanish
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE- BRIDGER POLICE and immigration officials clashed today after nine illegalimmigrants vanished when police gave them train tickets and sent them to adetention centre 80 miles away. The men, who had entered Britain on a lorry...
Pupils' Allegiance Oaths a Ridiculous Idea, Say Teachers
Byline: PAUL WAUGH PLANS to make school-leavers swear an oath of allegiance to the Queenwere attacked as "ridiculous" by teachers today. The ideatogether with a new bank holiday to coincide with the 2012 Olympicswas set to be unveiled today as...
Second Borough Starts Fortnightly Waste Collections
Byline: MARK PRIGG RESIDENTS of a London borough are to have their rubbish collections cutto a single wheelie bin per household once every two weeks. Kingston is making the change in a bid to increase recycling. It will become the second borough...
Second Spot Is for Losers, Obama Reminds His Rival
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON BARACK OBAMA has dismissed suggestions that he will run for vicepresident with Hillary Clinton as presidential candidate in a "dream ticket" totake on the Republicans. He said he was by far the most popular choice among...
See This Film and Share the Shame of the Iraq War
Byline: WILL SELF BRIAN De Palma's Iraq War film Redacted opens in London this week,trailing in its wake the opprobrium it attracted in its director's homeland. DePalma is no stranger to controversy: ultraviolent movies such as Scarface andDressed...
Selective Approach to the Isa Dilemma
Byline: MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB ISAS aren't perfect. The allowance has completely failed to keep pacewith inflation since launch in 1999 and the dividend tax credit was scrappedsome years ago. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be rushing to make...
Shake-Up That Will Cut through the Maze of Legal Regulation
Byline: JOSHUA ROZENBERG THE Legal Services Act 2007 is a catalyst for growth within the legalprofession, Jack Straw said last week. Praising last year's reforms, the LordChancellor told solicitors they would provide "a radical opportunity for theprofession...
Sham Consultation Is Deeply Reckless
Byline: JUSTINE GREENING WHEN I first tabled Parliamentary Questions in May last year on theenvironmental impact of Heathrow expansion, I could never have guessed I woulduncover quite such an unhealthily close relationship between the Department...
Sport in Brief
Dennis: I won't be rushed into quitting RON DENNIS has set no timetable for stepping down as head of the McLarenFormula One team, writes David Smith. Dennis, under pressure over his handling of the Spygate scandal which costMcLaren a [pounds...
Storm Damage to Coca-Cola HQ Cripples Main London Road Link; Danger: Loose Cladding at the Coca-Cola Base Has Resulted in Road Closures, Leaving "Chaotic" Conditions for Drivers, Right
Byline: ANNA DAVIS MOTORISTS face massive delays today as one of the busiest junctions inLondon was closed over safety fears. Traffic experts warned drivers of chaos as the Hammersmith gyratory system androads leading into it were shut. Police...
Superbug Fear Drives NHS Patients Abroad
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD RECORD numbers of Londoners are abandoning the NHS and travelling abroadfor medical treatment. About 22,000 people in the capital went overseas for surgery and dentaltreatment last year a rise of nearly a quarter on...
The Hammer Blow of Fate; Taking It All on Herself: Nadine Marshall Plays All the Roles in Debbie Tucker Green's Dramatic Poem about a Fateful Day in the Life of a Black West Indian Family
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT Random Royal Court Downstairs .. IWAS moved and gripped by Debbie Tucker Green's 50- minute dramatic poem. Itevokes an average working day in the life of a black West Indian family andthen shatters the mood...
THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS; Riding High: Family Fun at Legoland
Byline: Niki Chesworth Legoland With seven new attractions for 2008, this is a must for the under 12s. In theLand of the Vikings go for a dizzying spin on the new Longboat Invader ridebefore heading down the wettest ride in the park, the Vikings...
The Queen of the New King's Head; Springboard: Islington's Original Pub Venue Helped Launch the Careers of Ben Kingsley and Alan Rickman Keeping It in the Family: Stephanie Sinclaire Crawford Has Presided over a [Pounds Sterling]50,000 , Revamp of the Pub Theatre and Is Launching a [Pounds Sterling]450,000 , New Season Madcap Genius: Dan Crawford at the King's Head Bar in 1997
Byline: LOUISE JURY AMID A hubbub so noisy it makes lip-reading a requirement, actress CeliaImrie and friends are at Islington's King's Head Theatre bar exchangingreminiscences of productions past. In the theatre itself, Maureen Lipman istesting...
The Revitalised Spa at Chewton Glen Offers Anne McElvoy a Choice of Capital Treatments out of Town; Face Value: Top Spa Treatment
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY What is it? Chewton Glen was a grand but slightly fusty "London escape"which has had an overhaul and acquired the only Linda Meredith spa, withtrained facialists and products, outside the capital. What's it like? A spacious...
The Stage Is Set; Above: The Sound of Musics New Maria: Hollyoaks Actress Summer Strallen. Right: Witch in Wicked
Byline: Daralyn Danns Gone With The Wind One of the most passionate love stories of all time is being transformed intomusical directed by Trevor Nunn. Darius Danesh and Jill Paice star. Book now ifyou are a fan of the movie. Where: New London...
Time for Danny to Be Let off the Leash; in Safe Hands: Danny Cipriani's Reputation Has Been Damaged but Wasps Academy Coach Rob Smith Insists He Will Reach the Very Top
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN ASHTON was today urged to hand Danny Cipriani a free rein in orderto give the London Wasps star the chance to become the best No10 in the world. Cipriani will be brought straight back into the England team to take on...
Tiptoe through the Bluebells; -
Byline: Kate Molloy Kew Gardens Kew Gardens boasts the biggest display of seasonal flowers in Britain. Enterthrough the grand Victoria Gate and you will be greeted by two million blue,white and mauve crocuses. A little later in Spring thousands...
Town Hall Boss: Let Car Sharers Use Bus Lanes to Reduce Jams
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS CONGESTION in London could be cut significantly by allowing car-sharersto use bus lanes, it was claimed today. The move would reduce the number of cars on the roads by encouraging commutersto travel together and relieve...
Vodafone Rings Changes as the Market Takes Off
Byline: MICKEY CLARK VODAFONE is back on brokers' shopping lists and that helped give therest of the stock market a much-needed kick-start following several days ofheavy losses. Shares in the mobile phone giant rose 3.8p to 155.2p as more than...
We Live by the River
Some of the best days out in London can be had on or along the banks ofthe River Thames. Hampton Court Palace With its world-famous maze, magnificent State Apartments and Haunted Gallery,its latest exhibition is Young Henry VIII. Go one-way by...
WHERE THE ART IS.... Left: Picasso One of the Highlights of from Russia. Centre: Renoirs la Loge at the Courtauld. Right: Matisses the Dance at the Royal Academy A Tiara from the Royal Collection
Byline: Daralyn Danns, Niki Chesworth Renoir at the Theatre Pierre-Auguste Renoirs La Loge (The Theatre Box), 1874a masterpiece of Impressionist paintingis one of the most famous works in the Courtauld Gallerys Looking At La Lodgeexhibition of...
Your Club Today
Arsenal Played 29 W 19, D 9, L 1 ARSENE WENGER is keeping tabs on Metz's Miralem Pjanic. The Luxembourgmidfielder, 1 , has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and Marseille.Pjanic said: "We will see at the end of the season what will be the...