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Articles from April 25, 2008

A Clunky Plot but Downey Jr Shows His Metal as the Iron Man; Magnetic: Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr at the Charity Premiere of Iron Man in Leicester Square
Byline: NICK CURTIS Iron Man *** ROBERT DOWNEY JR steels, sorry, steals the show in this latest cinematicplundering of the Marvel comics universe. He serves up swagger and swank andarch one-liners in place of the earnestness of Spider-Man, or...
Amys Travelling Circus; Popping In: Scores of Girls from Beaverwood School in Bromley Surround Amy Winehouses Car as She Arrives to Collect Her God-Daughter. the Singer Was Facing Arrest
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, ROBERT MENDICK AMY WINEHOUSE was facing arrest this afternoon for allegedly assaultinga stranger in the street. The singer, 24, was expected to be interviewed by detectives after apparentlyhead-butting a man who tried...
'Axe Dartford Crossing Toll'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS DARTFORD crossing tolls should be scrapped to end "miserable" rush-hourqueues, an MP said today. Adam Holloway, Tory MP for Gravesham, called for a week-long trial to provethat traffic would move more freely along the M25...
Bike Theft Has Left Me Grounded
Byline: CONNIE ALLFREY THE wizened Polish lady in the launderette is always whispering in myear not to leave even a pound in sight on the drier as "they are so fastit'll be gone before you know it". So I shouldn't have left my bike clasping alamp-post...
Bins Raided, Scarf Ripped - the Delight of a New Dog
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL AT LAST I have another dognot a replacement for Nusch, who died last year, but just another dog to makeup the number that seems the ideal. Winck, now matron of the household, came with me to make the choice. Too big,too boisterous,...
Boris: I'll Defy Cameron to Get the Best for London
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR BORIS JOHNSON has revealed he would stand up for London even it if puthim at odds with his party leader David Cameron. Mr Johnson said he would "gladly embarrass" whoever was in No 10 to make surethe capital got the best...
Boy Machine Gunned as He Lay in Bed Was Mistaken for Brother; Revenge Attack: Michael Dosunmu, Right, Was Shot Dead as He Slept at His Home in Peckham, Left, in February Last Year. the Intended Target Was His Older Brother Hakim, the Old Bailey Heard Today
Byline: PAUL CHESTON AN INNOCENT 15-year-old boy was shot dead in his bed in a revenge attackby gangsters, the Old Bailey heard today. Michael Dosunmu was the victim of mistaken identity when he died in a hail ofgunfire as he slept wrapped in...
Bridge Showdown Has More Riding on It Than Destination of the League Title
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN HAS there ever been a game in football history so laden with strategicimponderables as tomorrow lunchtime's potential title decider between Chelseaand Manchester United at Stamford Bridge? How Avram Grant and Sir Alex Fergusondecide...
Brown Rocked by 18-Point Tory Lead
Byline: JOE MURPHY CRISES were building up around Gordon Brown today as a poll claimed theTories have surged to a huge 18-point leadthe biggest Tory lead for two decades. With just six days before the mayoral and town hall elections, Labour has...
Candys Must Grit Their Teeth for a Sweet [Pounds Sterling]1bn; High Stakes: Christian ( Left) and Nick Candy Hope to Shift Flats at [Pounds Sterling]10 Million a Time
Byline: PETER BILL READERS of a jealous or nervous disposition may wish to pass on, forthis is the tale of two youngish men who may make [pounds sterling]1 billion for their backersand a slice for themselves by building and selling only 319 homes....
Carphone Warehouse Is Soaring on an Upgrade
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN INVESTORS were snapping up shares in Carphone Warehouse today after abullish note from Morgan Stanley pro-pelled it to the top of the Footsieleader-board. The shares added 111#2p to 2601#2p, a rise of nearly 5%, after Morgan...
CLEARED: FAMILY MAN WHO KILLED A 'BURGLAR'; No Charge: Edwin Pitkin Lived in This Enfield Road, Four Doors from Mark Woods, below, Who Tried to Force His Way into the Wrong Home
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM A MAN who killed his drunken neighbour after mistaking him for a burglarwill not be charged over the death. Edwin Pitkin was told today that he would not have to face court over the fatalstabbing of 32-year-old Mark Woods....
Cleared: The Man Who Killed Neighbour He Thought Was a Burglar; No Charge: Edwin Pitkin Lived in This Enfield Road, Four Doors from Mark Woods, below, Who Entered the Wrong Home
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM A MAN who killed his drunken neigh-bour after mistaking him for aburglar will not be charged over the death. Edwin Pitkin was told today that he will not have to face court over the fatalstabbing of 32-year-old Mark Woods....
Counties May Combine for Twenty20
Byline: DAVID LLOYD SURREY, Middlesex and Essex may be asked to join forces as Englishcricket comes under growing pressure to set up a world-class Twenty20competition to compete with the Indian Premier League. The England Cricket Board are committed...
Crocked Catt's out of Euro Semi-Final; Leading from the Front: Bob Casey, Offloading the Ball for London Irish against Sale Sharks Recently, Will Have a Big Role to Play Tomorrow Different Ball Game: Mike Catt, a Manchester United Supporter, Tussled with Chelsea Fan Seilala Mapusua When the Barclays Premiership Trophy Was at Sunbury This Week
Byline: CHRIS JONES MIKE CATT, favourite to become England's new backs coach, is puttingthat issue to one side while he concentrates on trying to talk London Irishinto their first Heineken Cup final. An Irish victory over Toulouse at Twickenham...
Dont Blame Me for the Collapse of Our Season; Oh, Sit Down: Arsenal Captain William Gallass Bizarre Protest at Birmingham Drew Stinging Criticism from Many Quarters Including His Team-Mate Kolo Toure (Below)
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI WILLIAM GALLAS has hit back at claims that his astonishing sit-downprotest at Birmingham sparked Arsenals collapse in the title race. The Gunners captain was widely crit-icised for losing his cool in the 2-2 drawat St...
'Don't Blame Me for the Collapse of Our Season'; Oh, Sit Down: Arsenal Captain William Gallas's Bizarre Protest at Birmingham Drew Stinging Criticism from Many Quarters Including His Team-Mate Kolo Toure (Below)
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI WILLIAM GALLAS has hit back at claims that his astonishing sit-downprotest at Birmingham sparked Arsenal's collapse in the title race. The Gunners captain was widely criticised for losing his cool in the 2-2 drawat St...
Essien's Role Is So Central to Success; Power Play: Michael Essien Challenges United Star Cristiano Ronaldo during Chelsea's . - . Defeat at Old Trafford Last September
Byline: SCOTT MINTO THERE'S no doubting that Michael Essien has not been as influential toChelsea's cause this season in the way he was in the last campaign yet he seemsto be returning to his best form at just the right time. With Avram Grant's...
Friends Are Reunited to Silence the Doubters; Boys to Men: Joe Cole and Michael Carrick Have Both Come a Long Way
Byline: KEN DYER JOE COLE and Michael Carrick will demonstrate in tomorrow's showdown atStamford Bridge that they have moved on a bit since they were labelled the'show pony' and the 'plodder'. Graduates of the youth academy at West Ham, both...
Friends Who Are Reunited by Desire to Silence Critics; Boys to Men: Chelsea Star Joe Cole and His Manchester United Rival Michael Carrick Have Both Come a Long Way since Their Days Growing Up Together at West Ham (Below)
Byline: KEN DYER JOE COLE and Michael Carrick will demonstrate in tomorrow's showdown atStamford Bridge, that they have moved on a bit since they were labelled the'show pony' and the 'plodder'. Graduates of the youth academy at West Ham, both...
Giant Casey Must Scale New Heights; (1) Leading from the Front: Bob Casey, Offloading the Ball for London Irish against Sale Sharks Recently, Will Have a Big Role to Play Tomorrow (2) Different Ball Game: Mike Catt, a Manchester United Supporter, Tussled with Chelsea Fan Seilala Mapusua When the Barclays Premiership Trophy Was at Sunbury This Week
Byline: CHRIS JONES BOB CASEY has called on his London Irish teammates to prove they are agenuine European force by defeating Toulouse at Twickenham tomorrow to reachtheir first Heineken Cup Final. An Irish victory, coupled with a shock Saracens...
Global Toll Rises to 47,000 as More London Jobs Are Lost
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE worldwide bloodletting of finance jobs has hit 47,000, with Japanesebank Mizuho Financial the latest to wield the axe in London. Analysis of job losses over the past 10 months suggests the credit crunch tollon banking...
Global Toll Rises to 47,000 as More London Jobs Lost
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE worldwide bloodletting of finance jobs has hit 47,000, with MizuhoFinancial the latest to wield the axe in London. Analysis of job losses in the past 10 months suggests the toll on bankingworkforces is likely to top the...
Go-Ahead Moves into Fast Lane to Power Rise; Driving Profits: The Companys Buses in the Capital Have Seen a Surge in Revenue
Byline: ROBERT LEA BUS and train stocks were motoring today after London commuter transportgroup Go-Ahead reported soaraway double-digit growth in revenues. Go-Ahead said revenues were up 11.9% on the capitals red busesit is one of the largest...
Gordon Gloom Grows as the Economy Slows; Brief Encounter: Gordon Brown Passes David Cameron at Paddington Today. the Two Leaders Took the Same Train to Campaign in Wales
Byline: JOE MURPHY ANOTHER marked slowdown in the once-booming British economy brought newgloom for Gordon Brown today. It grew by just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of this yearthe most sluggish performance for three years, said the Office...
Grant:Well Beat United for Frank ; (1) Support: Avram Grant Makes Pledge (2) Mourning: Frank Lampard Is Expected to Miss Tomorrows Clash with Manchester United Following the Death of His Mum Yesterday
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON AVRAM GRANT has promised Frank Lampard that Chelsea will do all they canto beat Manchester United as a tribute for his mother, Pat, who died yesterday. The midfielder is expected to sit out the game as he comes to terms...
Guide to Tomorrow's Sandown Races on C4
Byline: JOHN O'HARA 2.10MOUS OF MEN is a speculative selection to take this competitive handicap fortrainer David Pipe. He appears to need every inch of this trip now andSandown's staminasapping hill should bring out the best of him. Paul Nicholls'stop...
I've Known Ken for More Than 25 Years. This Week I Set out to See If He Still Has a Hunger for Power; (1) Campaign Trail: Ken Livingstone Canvassing in Lewisham Earlier This Week (2) RED KEN;Livingstone in the Days of the GLC
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS KEN Livingstone was on confident form. When the election is over, hetold a roomful of elderly Labour supporters, fix up a meeting, come and see meat City Hall and we'll sort out that new bus route. It was late morning and...
Ken's Big Asset Is He Can Walk the Walk; Making Their Points: Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson on the BBC's Question Time Where They Were Quizzed on Party Politics, Immigration, Their Personal Lives & and Food
Byline: ANNE McELVOY KEN LIVINGSTONE has one big remaining asset: the mayoral walk. Watch how the US presidential candidates never waste their walk to the podiumas the first chance to establish their authority. Brian Paddick still has apoliceman's...
Ken's Courage Can't Be Doubted
IT IS understandable that, faced with three of his political betesnoires, as Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell lend advice to Ken Livingstone,Andrew Gilligan can't resist a broad-brush attack on their supposeduntrustworthiness (24 April) It is in the...
Lewis Left in a Spin; off the Pace: Hamilton May Today Have Had the Third-Fastest Car, but His McLaren Was Out-Classed by Both Ferarris
Byline: DAVID SMITH LEWIS HAMILTON had another bad day at the office when he spun and couldonly finish 11th fastest in the second practice session for the Spanish GrandPrix. Hamilton had pledged to carry the Formula One fight to Ferrari followingdisappointing...
Lewis Trailing Again; off the Pace: Hamilton May Today Have Had the Third-Fastest Car, but His McLaren Was Out-Classed by Both Ferarris
Byline: DAVID SMITH LEWIS HAMILTON continued to struggle here today as Ferrari dominated theopening practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton had pledged to carry the fight to Ferrari following disappointingperformances in Malaysia...
Livingstone Bankrolled by Tube Strike Unions
KEN LIVINGSTONES re-election campaign has received more than [pounds sterling]110,000from trade unions that have threatened recent Tube strikes. The Evening Standard can reveal that Unite, which considered industrial actionlast year but settled...
Livingstone Did Cover Up Fare Rises, Say Advisers
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN KEN LIVINGSTONE'S top advisers agreed that the Mayor misled Londonerswhen he denied planning big post-election bus and Tube fare increasesand are still working on the basis that fares will go up. The Evening Standard revealed...
Lykke Is Ready for Lift-Off; Bohemian Upbringing: Lykke Li Grew Up with Prog Rock from Her Father's Band and Raves in India When She Was 1 with Her Mother
Byline: ANDRE PAINE FOR the past few years, British girl singers have come up with the soundof the summer: Kate Nash's troubled teen tunes last year and Lily Allen'sstreetwise ska-pop before that. Now, in 2008, the sunshine will be soundtracked...
Make Your Car a Motor Show Star; an Early "Star" Entrant: Hazel Banting with Her Pasty Van "Phatty", from Milton Keynes
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS IMAGINE walking into the glittering British International Motor Show atExCeL this summer and spottingalong with the supercarsyour own pride and joy. Far-fetched? It could happen to you if you write to theorganisers, explaining...
Mayor Did Cover Up Fare Rises Advisers
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN KEN LIVINGSTONES top advisers agreed that the Mayor misled Londonerswhen he denied planning big post-election bus and Tube fare increasesand are still working on the basis that fares will go up. The Evening Standard revealed...
Mediocrity Reigns Again as BBC Hand Mac the Mic; Brolly Bad Show: McClaren's Reward for England's Dismal Euro Failure Is a Cushy BBC Gig
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN NOT since Olympic Airways's 1999 announcement that it was naming its newbusiness-class service Icarus have I read a press release that so exquisitelycaptures the essence of unintended irony as this effort from the statebroadcaster....
More Bad News for Mr Brown
TODAYS gloomy economic figures will add to Gordon Browns deepening woes.Britains economy grew by just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of this yearthe most sluggish for three years. The news comes as a YouGov poll shows thebiggest Conser-vative lead...
MPs Havent the Bottle to Change to Tap Water
Byline: JOE MURPHY MPs have caused outrage by refusing to be served London tap water. In a decision that flies in the face of environmental advice, the Commonsauthorities are clinging to bottled mineral water on cost and hygiene grounds. A...
MPs Haven't the Bottle to Change to Tap Water
Byline: JOE MURPHY MPs have caused outrage by refusing to be served London tap water. In a decision that flies in the face of environmental advice, the Commonsauthorities are clinging to bottled mineral water "on cost and hygienegrounds". ...
New Electric Taxis Still Won't Be Green
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER THE news that the manufacturer of London's black cabs is to unveil anelectric version highlights a significant green issue on the city's roads:there are 21,000 black cabs in the capital. Even though they're cleaner nowadays...
Not Much Fun for Mini-Bonds; Cold Blood: A Technician Carries Daniel Craig's Shirt from Casino Royale as Preparations for the Exhibition Are Completed
Byline: JACKIE ANNESLEY SECOND OPINION For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond ImperialWar Museum, SE1 WE arrived at the Imperial War Museum with at least one of our party in a highstate of anticipation. Having just turned eight, George...
Now Amy Faces Arrest over Headbutting Good Samaritan; Worse for Wear: Amy Winehouse Today after a Night Which Ended with Her Being Expelled from a Bar
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, ROBERT MENDICK AMY WINEHOUSE was facing arrest this afternoon for allegedly assaultinga man in the street. The troubled star was expected to be interviewed by detectives after apparentlyhead-butting someone who tried...
Petrescu: Terry Is the Best Leader for England
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON TOMORROW'S title showdown sees the two main candidates for the Englandcaptaincy square up to each other. In the Blue corner is John Terry, national skipper under Steve McClaren but yetto be given the armband by Fabio Capello....
Petrol: Brown Fears Panic Buying
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL, DAVID WILLIAMS GORDON BROWN today pleaded with oil workers to call off a strike thatthreatens to spark a fuel crisis. He intervened as fears of panic-buying grew after a minister warned some petrolstations could run dry....
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS CORONATION STREET 7. 30pm, ITV1 WEATHERFIELD'S finest are on cheery form. Watching Lloyd and Verne trying to pick a winner on the gee-gees is fun enoughbut Kirk reminiscing about playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz...
'Play like Champions and We Can Win Title'; (1) Pointing the Way: Didier Drogba Admits Chelsea Will Have to Produce an Outstanding Performance to Overcome Manchester United (2) Up for Grabs: The Final Destination of the Premier League Trophy Could Be Decided at a Packed Stamford Bridge
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON DIDIER DROGBA has told his team-mates that Chelsea must play likechampions against Manchester United tomorrow to keep their title hopes alive.Chelsea will draw level with Sir Alex Ferguson's men with just two games to goif...
'Play like Champions and We Can Win Title'; Pointing the Way: Didier Drogba Admits Chelsea Will Have to Produce an Outstanding Performance to Overcome Manchester United Up for Grabs: The Final Destination of the Premier League Trophy Could Be Decided at a Packed Stamford Bridge
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON DIDIER DROGBA has told his Chelsea teammates they must play likechampions against Manchester United tomorrow to keep their title hopes alive. Chelsea will draw level with Sir Alex Ferguson's men with just two games to goif...
Poles Apart for Lewis; Tough Going: Lewis Hamilton Has Been Unable to Dominate in His Second Season in Formula One Having Got off to a Flying Start with McLaren Mercedes Last Year
Byline: David Smith THERE is no spring in his step, no sparkle in his eyes and no depth orquality to his conversation. Lewis Hamilton is competing in the Spanish GrandPrix here this weekend but not the Lewis Hamilton who brought such a breath offresh...
Positive Pendragon Gets Boost despite Downturn
SHARES in car dealer Pendragon have crashed from as high as 124p to aslow as just 28p in the past 12 months as a string of profit warnings sentinvestors running. So a relatively positive update today was, if not a surprise, certainly welcomerelief...
[Pounds Sterling]10m Amy, Poor Little Rich Girl; State: Amy Winehouse after a Night Which Started in a Camden Pub and Ended with Her Being Expelled from a Bar
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK AMY WINEHOUSE celebrated a new report suggesting she is worth [pounds sterling]10millionby getting herself thrown out of a London bar for allegedly taking drugs in thelavatory. Winehouse, despite a reported heroin addiction...
[Pounds Sterling]4,500 a Ticket ... before Anyone Knows Who Is Playing; Bonanza: Tickets to See Chelsea Play Liverpool Next Week Are Offered at [Pounds Sterling]5,378 Each on the US Website, Left
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA, JONATHAN PRYNN FOOTBALL touts are enjoying their biggest ever end-of-season bonanzathanks to demand for four epic matches involving leading English clubs. Some websites are already asking up to [pounds sterling]4,500 for...
[Pounds Sterling]4,500 a Ticket ...Thats before Anyone Knows Whos Playing; Rip-Off: The Site Selling [Pounds Sterling]5,378 Tickets for the Chelsea Game
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA, JONATHAN PRYNN FOOTBALL touts are enjoying their biggest ever end-of-season bonanzathanks to demand for four epic matches involving English clubs. Some websites are already asking more than [pounds sterling]4,500 for a...
[Pounds Sterling]450m Ivy Owner Beats TV Chefs to Become Richest Restaurateur; Collector: Richard Caring with His Wife Jackie
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN RICHARD CARING, the tycoon who ploughed much of his rag-trade fortuneinto leading West End dining rooms and clubs including The Ivy, has been namedLondon's wealthiest restaurateur. His wealth is valued at [pounds sterling]450...
Right Rubens, Wrong Gallery; (1) Apotheosis of James I: The Glynde Sketch by Rubens for the Banqueting Hall Ceiling of Whitehall Palace (2) Baroque Magnificence: Rubens' Ceiling Paintings in Situ in Whitehall Palace
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL OFF TO the left at the far end of Tate Britain's Neoclassical Sculptureexhibition, tucked away where few will find it, is a small display centred on asketch by Rubens that the gallery wishes to add to its collection. By Rubens?For...
Ruby the Retriever, the Nervous Swan and a Very Public Rescue
Byline: VALENTINE LOW (1) Doggy paddle: a crowd gathers to watch as police try to hook the disobedient animal, above, before one wades into the water and retrieves her for the owner, left. Below: the soaking mutt is led away(2) Dog's dinner: Ruby...
Scarlett's Mother Turns to McCann's PR; Fighting for Justice: Fiona MacKeown Wearing Scarlett's "Rock Me Baby" T-Shirt at the Site Where She and Seven of Her Children Live in Five Caravans Victim: Scarlett Keeling, 15, Was Raped and Murdered on a Beach in Goa, Right
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK FIONA MacKEOWN, whose 15- year-old daughter was drugged, raped andmurdered on an Indian beach, has enlisted the help of Kate and Gerry McCann'spublic relations guru in her fight for justice, the Evening Standard canreveal....
Size Does Matter in London Flats
Byline: PETER BILL GRAND Designs' Kevin McCloud made an impassioned plea on Wednesdayevening for better quality homes. But the Channel 4 presenter sadly ignored the one issue that would provide abetter quality of life for the occupants. No...
Some Petrol Pumps May Run Dry, Says Minister; Shortage Fears: Signs Rationing Fuel at a Petrol Station in Linlithgow, Scotland
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL A SENIOR minister today risked sparking panic-buying at petrol stationsby admitting that some could run out of fuel. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks urged motorists to be "patient and sensible" if atwo-day strike at one of...
Stop Dithering - We Have to Fix London's Big Jam; Traffic Snarled Up on Putney Bridge: When Londoners Think of Their Home City, . . per Cent Envisage Queues of Near-Stationary Traffic
Byline: JO VALENTINE AN ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR dilemma. My office is in Haymarket and I had ameeting by St Paul's: should I allow an hour and risk wasting 20 minutesoutside in the rain, having arrived too early? Or allow half an hour and riskbeing an...
Swede Dreams Are Made of This; Steer Class: The V 'S Stylish New Interior Slimline Tonic: With Its Aluminium Trim and Stylish Interior, the New V Looks Far More Dynamic Than the Traditional Volvo
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS WITH bigger peoplecarriers preparing to take a hit under Ken's newcongestion charge and higher residents' parking feesboth linked to CO2 emissionsLondon families are fast considering their options. A smaller people-carrier...
Take Heed on This One, Gordon
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THIS Government has always been hot on consultation, though rather lessso on responding positively when the consultation throws up protests. In hisearly days as Chancellor, Gordon Brown's characteristic reaction to objectionswas...
Teachers, Bof! Our Children Are on Strike
Byline: JANINE DI GIOVANNI WHATEVER Londoners' irritation over the disruption caused by theteachers' strike, it looks pretty minor from this side of the Channel. Here inFrance we have strikes for everything and everyone: Coca-Cola workers,undergarment...
The Curse of Harry: Rich Publishers, Poor Authors
Byline: DAVID SEXTON JOANNA Trollope has left her publisher of many years, Bloomsbury. It'sreported that Trollope felt that the firm has become so preoccupied with itsgreat money-maker, JK Rowling, that it has neglected its bread and butterauthors...
The 'Poor Whites' of Africa; Quiet Desperation: Hester (Saskia Reeves) and Johnny (Rafe Spall) Make a Fine Pair
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Hello and Goodbye Trafalgar Studios, SW1 .. WHAT makes Athol Fugard such an important dramatist, for my money one of themost vital of the past half-century, is the way in which he chronicled multiplefacets of apartheid-era...
They Turned on the Bedroom Light and Opened Fire with a Machinegun & but Michael Was the Wrong Target; Revenge Attack: Michael Dosunmu, Left, Was Shot Dead in His Bed in February Last Year. He and His Sister Shakira, Pictured with Him Right, Were on Their Own in the House in Peckham, Above
Byline: PAUL CHESTON AN INNOCENT 15-year-old boy was shot dead in his bed in a revenge attackby gangsters, the Old Bailey heard today. Michael Dosunmu was the victim of mistaken identity when he died in a hail ofgunfire as he slept wrapped in...
Tiny Injected Magnets Offer New Cancer Hope
Byline: MARK PRIGG LONDON scientists today signalled a major breakthrough in cancertreatment. Patients could soon be treated by tiny magnets injected into the body andactivated by remote control. The robotic particles will target diseased...
Tube Unions Bankroll Ken
Byline: PAUL WAUGH, PIPPA CRERAR KEN Livingstone's re-election campaign has received more than [pounds sterling]110,000from trade unions that have threatened recent Tube strikes. The Evening Standard can reveal that Unite, which considered industrial...
We Need a New Culture of Giving, Say Arts Bosses
Byline: LOUISE JURY MUSEUM and gallery directors are launching a campaign today to encouragegreater charitable giving. Figures including Sir Nicholas Serota of the Tate and Neil MacGregor of theBritish Museum say there must be a fundamental change...
Wenger to Report Inter over Hleb Bid
Byline: ANDREW FIFIELD ARSENE WENGER today vowed to report Inter Milan to FIFA for tapping upAlexander Hleb. And the Arsenal boss warned other clubs he will do the same to them if theymake illegal approaches for any of his stars. Wenger is...
Who Was Isaac Rosenberg? "A Good Poet but No Painter": Rosenberg Self-Portraits Provide a Third of the Exhibition
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL WHO WAS Isaac Rosenberg, poet and painter? As a poet, and particularlyas a poet of the First World War, he is not entirely unknowncertainly the bibliography of that aspect of his life suggests that there hasbeen considerable...
With Building Trade in a Slump, It Is Just Playing Politics to Call for 240,000 New Homes; Anxious to Help the Property Market Rebound: Housing Minister Caroline Flint Says the Targets Are "Challenging but Achievable"
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN AS THE housing crisis deepens, the politicians' voices get louder. Notonly do they want mortgage lenders to start lending again, but they wanthousebuilders to build thousands of new homes. Never mind the economics, it's the...
Woodhead Adds to His Private Schools Empire
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES CHRIS WOODHEAD, the former chief schools inspector, is expanding hisempire of profit-making private schools despite the economic down-turn. Mr Woodhead, head of education watchdog Ofsted in the Nineties, told theEvening...
Woodhead Adds to Profit-Making Schools Empire; We're In: Pupils at Charterhouse Square School, in the Barbican, Taken over by Cognita
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES CHRIS WOODHEAD, the former chief schools inspector, is expanding hisempire of profit-making private schools despite the economic downturn. Mr Woodhead, head of education watchdog Ofsted in the Nineties, told theEvening Standard...
WPP Chiefs Warning as Growth Hits 3-Year Low; Unexpected: Sir Martin Sorrell Admitted Surprise at WPPs Results for Western Europe
Byline: ROBERT LEA SIR Martin Sorrell, head of global advertising empire WPP, todaydeclared the economy was heading for a slide just as official figures showed UKgrowth at a three-year low. Britains economy grew at a snails pace of just 0.4%...
WPP's Sorrell Warns of Grim Time Next Year; Trouble at Home: Sir Martin Admits That UK Market "Remains the Toughest of the Lot"
Byline: ROBERT LEA IF you think things are bad now, wait until next year. That is themessage from Sir Martin Sorrell, head of global advertising and marketingempire WPP, whose quarterly trading updates are much sought-after as anindicator of the...
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