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Articles from March 5, 2007

50,000 from Poland Who Came in Search of a Dream; Many Boost London Economy ... but Some Live Rough on the Streets and Others Return Home
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM Home Affairs Editor A GROWING number of Polish immigrants are arriving in London to make their fortune. Figures published today show nearly 50,000 have come to the capital to work since their homeland joined the European...
A Master of Careful Betrayal; Talleyrand: Betrayer and Saviour of France by Robin Harris (John Murray, [Pounds Sterling]30)
Byline: SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE TALLEYRAND, that great symbol of betrayal in one of the most colourful (and over-covered) periods of European history, is, like his contemporaries, Catherine the Great and Napoleon, a superb subject for any historian,...
'Appalling' Food Hygiene at the Commons Is Revealed
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN MINISTERS, MPs and thousands of visitors to the House of Commons were exposed to a high risk of food poisoning because of the poor state of Parliament's kitchens. An official inspection of the food preparation areas uncovered...
A Punk Frock Revival; the Noughties Take on the New Wave Is Oh So Pretty
Byline: DEBORAH ARTHURS THE fashion establishment has collectively gone antiestablishment this season as designers from Balenciaga to Viktor & Rolf embrace a new wave of punk. But punk in the Noughties is about as far away from the chain-bound...
Around the World in Anything but a Plane; Couple's Year Long Journey to Highlight Low-Carbon Travel
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP AT 4pm today Ed Gillespie and girlfriend Fiona King will hop on the No 59 bus from his Brixton home to Waterloo station. The 15-minute journey will be the start of a yearlong mission to travel the world. But the trip, on...
Audience Fumes after Griffiths Pulls out of Equus
STUNNED SILENCE in the auditorium at the Gielgud Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue on Saturday afternoon when Richard Griffiths, who plays the psychiatrist, failed to appear for the matinee of Equus, or for the evening performance, due to a bout of flu....
Austen Biopic Gets Stuck in the Mud
Byline: CHARLOTTE O'SULLIVAN Becoming Jane ..... JANE AUSTEN is the kind of writer who makes non-intellectuals feel smart. I mean that in a good way - hers is a truly popular voice. This handsome British biopic wants to be all things to all...
Back-to-Work Drive Targets Single Parents
Byline: JASON BEATTIE GORDON BROWN and Tony Blair joined forces today to launch a new drive to get single parents and the long-term unemployed into work. The Chancellor will risk the wrath of the Labour Left by backing plans for the private sector...
BA Dives on Fears of Open-Skies Pact Bias
Byline: ROBERT LEA SHARES in British Airways crashed today after the flag carrier admitted that a new open-skies agreement could seriously damage it and Europe's other major airlines. Hopes for an agreement to open up American and European markets...
Beware the Return of the Politics of Envy; Today's News of More Massive Bank Profits Will Further Fuel the New Anger at the Vast Sums Earned by Some, While for the Rest, Life Becomes More of a Struggle
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST THERE is one subject on most people's minds at the moment: money - in particular, the lack of it. For the first time in a long while, smouldering rebellion is in the air - the oldfashioned politics of envy, having been dormant...
Boutique Hotels, without the Bank Loan
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP THEY are located at some of best addresses in London. Each one offers luxurious facilities, beautifully designed bedrooms, stylish bathrooms and a full range of gadgets and gizmos. But despite their expensive appearance none...
Bowled over by Success; Yes, Winning Is Everything - but It's Essential to Look as If You're Not Really Trying
Byline: BELLA BLISSETT WHOEVER said "It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts" was clearly a loser. My guess is they lost their competitive spirit along with their bunkered golf ball on the 18th hole or their 82nd billionth missed...
Buyout Boys Clean Up Their Act? No Chance
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST WE LIVE in a land of make believe. The private equity boys are criticised for their money-grabbing ways. It starts to get serious, so they dream up the perfect sop. They wheel out a City heavyweight, Sir David Walker, the...
Cameron: Give Schools More Power to Expel Yobs
Byline: PAUL WAUGH HEADTEACHERS should be given tough new powers to expel disruptive pupils, David Cameron urged today. The Tory leader said that boosting the authority of heads would be a key weapon in the fight against teenage gangs and in...
Captivated by Frolics and Finesse; OPERA Les Miserables / Pimlico Opera HMP Wandsworth
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY I KNEW our prisons were crowded, but it was a shock to see people queuing to get into Wandsworth Prison. It turned out that the audience for Pimlico Opera's latest prison show was being "processed", which included the request...
Carded Kitson Fuming after Denilson Duel
READING striker Dave Kitson has called on referee Chris Foy to rescind his yellow card in the clash with Arsenal and declared Denilson could have broken his leg in the challenge. Kitson was cautioned in the 42nd minute of the Royals' 2-1 defeat...
Chances for Noel If Rain Stays Away
Byline: WILL HAYLER AS the rain continues to fall at Cheltenham, one man is refusing to give up hopes of a change in the weather and the appearance of decent ground for the Festival next week. For although further rain arrived over the weekend...
Chaos in the Pipeline
BILLED as the biggest upheaval of roads since the Blitz, the replacement of miles of Victorian water pipes by Thames Water presents real risks for the West End's small businesses. The Evening Standard's Save Our Small Shops campaign has highlighted...
CITYSPY Email: Cityspy Standard.Co.UK
* AT 76, has Warren Buffett reached an age when the mind can wander towards, ahem, the finer things in life? In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, he tells how he and vice chairman Charlie Munger go about their deals. "Our examplar...
Cole: Europe Looks Easier Than the Premiership
Byline: NEAL COLLINS ASHLEY COLE has finally admitted Chelsea have a better chance of winning the Champions League than the Premiership. The defender believes the momentum is with his team in Europe but it will be extremely difficult to make...
Cole Eyes Euro Glory after Title Hopes Fade
Byline: LEO SPALL ASHLEY COLE admits his Chelsea side have a better chance of winning the Champions League than the Premiership. The defender believes the momentum is with his team in Europe but it will be difficult to make up the nine points they...
Council Pays for Costliest Academy Built in Capital
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES A CONTROVERSIAL city academy is set to become the most expensive school to be built in London. Chelsea Academy had an original budget of [pounds sterling]38million - nearly twice that of an ordinary state secondary school....
Curbishley Defiant as Hammers Blow It; Under-Fire Manager Won't Give Up on Fight to Stay Up
Byline: MICHAEL HART West Ham 3 (Noble 16, Tevez 41, Zamora 85) Spurs 4 (Defoe 51 pen, Tainio 63, Berbatov 89, Stalteri 90) ALAN CURBISHLEY refuses to concede relegation is now inevitable for West Ham, even though divine intervention will...
Curbs Still Right Man for Us, Say Hammers; Ice Man Eggert Insists That Boss Has His '100 per Cent Support' despite Shock of Last-Gasp Defeat by Spurs
Byline: KEN DYER WEST HAM chairman Eggert Magnusson again backed manager Alan Curbishley today, despite his team's latest setback in their fight against relegation. Curbishley's future was thrown back into doubt following the 4-3 defeat by London...
CURBS TOLD HE WON'T BE FIRED; Second Vote of Confidence for Boss but Stars Face Axe
Byline: KEN DYER ALAN CURBISHLEY was this morning told he won't be sacked despite a sixth straight defeat. Curbishley feared the worst after the enthralling 4-3 loss against Spurs yesterday but chairman Eggert Magnusson has launched a stout defence...
Curbs to Stay and Launch a Clear out; Anton Will Be Fined over US Trip and Go in Summer Anton Will Be Fined over US Trip and Go in Summer
Byline: KEN DYER ALAN CURBISHLEY is planning a massive summer clear out of his troubled squad - including Anton Ferdinand - if the club are relegated. The West Ham manager, who is expected to stay in charge even if the club go down, was today...
Cyclist Hit by Moped Muggers out of Coma; Medics Are Amazed as Jane Takes First Steps
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS ONE moment she was cycling through London, the next she was left for dead after being attacked in broad daylight by muggers on mopeds. Student Jane Gauntlett, 25, suffered such terrible head injuries in the robbery that...
Cyclist Jane Wakes from Coma after Moped Muggers' Attack; Mother Speaks of Recovery as Crimewatch Makes Appeal
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS ONE moment she was cycling through London in broad daylight, the next she was left for dead after being attacked by muggers on mopeds. Student Jane Gauntlett, 25, suffered such terrible head injuries in the robbery that...
DIANA: PROVE IT WAS MURDER; Inquest Judge Tells Fayed to Show Evidence or Keep Quiet
Byline: PAUL CHESTON MOHAMED FAYED was today challenged to provide evidence that Princess Diana was murdered. The Harrods owner has repeatedly accused Prince Philip and MI5 of being responsible for the Paris car crash which killed his son Dodi...
Favourite of Royalty and Film Stars
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK RICHARD D'OYLY CARTE, the 19thcentury impresario, was so proud of his Savoy Theatre in the Strand that he decided to build a suitably lavish hotel next door to accommodate its audiences. So it was that on 6 August 1889,...
Fire's Light Is Brighter Than Ever; Follow-Up to Vaunted Debut Bristles with Rage
Byline: PAUL CONNOLLY Arcade Fire Neon Bible (Sonovox)***** I DIDN'T really get Arcade Fire last time round. I know, I know, I am scum and worthless and I should resign immediately, for it's clear I know nothing about music. I mean, even my...
Food Hygiene at House of Commons 'Appalling'; Inspection Found Mice and Serious Danger of Poisoning
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN MINISTERS, MPs and thousands of visitors to the House of Commons were exposed to a high risk of food poisoning because of the poor state of Parliament's kitchens. An official inspection of the food preparation areas uncovered...
Frantic Fratellis Confirm Live Gig Genius
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON POP The Fratellis Brixton Academy THE popularity of quirky Glasgow rockers Fratellis was confirmed recently when they won the Best Newcomer gong at last month's Brit Awards, thanks to a public vote. Alongside the widely-acclaimed...
Free Your Child's Mind - Teach Them Chechen
Byline: VANORA BENNETT I HARDLY even glance at the "hello" notice board at my kids' primary school, which reads: Marhaba! Hola! Es salaam aleikom! Salut! Guten Tag! Zdravstvuyte! Tungjatjeta! Kem cho! and more in the same vein. I must have assumed...
FURY AT [Pounds Sterling]40bn BANKS PROFIT FURY AT [Pounds Sterling]40bn BANKS PROFIT; Call for Inquiry as Average Yearly Bill for Each Customer Hits [Pounds Sterling]112
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN A NEW bank row exploded today as HSBC announced record profits, bringing the total for High Street institutions to just under [pounds sterling]40 billion. HSBC - Europe's biggest bank - said it was [pounds sterling]11.9...
Give Schools Tough Power to Throw out Rowdy Pupils
Byline: PAUL WAUGH HEADTEACHERS should be given tough new powers to expel disruptive pupils from their schools, David Cameron urged today. The Tory leader said that boosting the authority of heads would be a key weapon in the fight against teenage...
Henry to Be Gambled on in Last Throw of the Dice Henry to Be Gambled on in Last Throw of the Dice
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY ARSENE WENGER revealed today he will risk Thierry Henry in Arsenal's crucial Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven even though the Frenchman is not fully fit. Henry will have a test tomorrow on foot and hamstring injuries...
How Real Heroes Tamed the Teenage Gangsters; in the Wake of Three Gang Murders in South London, a New Film Tells of a Teacher Who Transformed the Lives of 150 Young Rejects by Introducing Them to Holocaust Survivors
Byline: DAVID COHEN ON HER first day of teaching, Erin Gruwell arrived freshfaced and idealistic, in pearls and a business suit, to greet her new English class in Room 203. They sauntered in - a racially diverse tattooed group of reject teenagers...
How Tories Will Tackle Education Crisis and the Culture of Disrespect
Byline: DAVID CAMERON AS the Evening Standard showed last week, as many as 40 per cent of secondary schools in the capital are failing to ensure teenagers achieve the expected standards in English, maths and science. And as research published...
HSBC Takes [Pounds Sterling]5.5 Billion Hit over Bad Debts
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HSBC, Europe's largest bank, today revealed that it wrote off $10.6 billion ([pounds sterling]5.5 billion) in bad debts last year as the US home loans crisis grew. That is a 35% rise on the 2005 bad-debt charge. It comes...
HSBC Takes [Pounds Sterling]5.5bn Hit as Bad Debts Soar in US
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HSBC, Europe's largest bank, today revealed that it wrote off $10.6 billion ([pounds sterling]5.5 billion) in bad debts last year as the US home loans crisis grew. That is a 35% rise on the 2005 baddebt charge. It comes a...
Hurley's Wedding and My Art Will Keep Our Castle; Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst Deals in Booming Brit-Art in London. at Weekends She Goes Home to This Magnificent Castle. Here, She Tells How She Is Planning to Marry the Two
Byline: ALASTAIR MCKAY WHEN Elizabeth Hurley was looking for a venue to stage the English part of her wedding, it was no surprise that she chose Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Aside from coming free of charge, thanks to Hurley's friendship...
Inquest by Jury into Di's Death Is a Waste of Money; This Is London's MESSAGEBOARD
Should there be a jury for Diana? HOW much more taxpayers' money is going to be wasted on this issue? Diana and Dodi Fayed were killed in a car driven by a driver who was unfit to drive through a combination of alcohol and medication. He was...
Jude Finally Gets Back in Sadie's Bed; (1)Boiler Trouble Leads Law to Stay at Ex's place(2)LONDONEYE
MOVIE heartthrob Jude Law fled his home after his boiler blew up - and made the bizarre choice of camping out in ex-wife Sadie Frost's bedroom while she was on holiday. The 33-year-old dad-of-three was forced out his six-bedroom Maida Vale pad last...
Lehman Upbeat despite Fresh Pain for Footsie; Market Round Up
Byline: MICKEY CLARK LIKE a punch-drunk boxer, City investors were on the ropes again today, and taking another beating as share prices and sterling fell sharply. In London, the FTSE 100 index briefly dipped below6000 before reducing the loss...
Lehman Upbeat despite Fresh Pain for Footsie; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MICKEY CLARK LIKE punch- drunk boxers, City investors were on the ropes again today, taking another pounding as share prices and sterling fell sharply. In London, the FTSE 100 index struggled to hold above the 6000 level...
Lehman Upbeat despite Fresh Pain for Footsie; MARKETROUND-UP
Byline: MICKEY CLARK LIKE punch- drunk boxers, City investors were on the ropes again today, taking another pounding as share prices and sterling fell sharply. In London, the FTSE 100 index briefly dipped below 6000 before reducing the fall to...
Lite Loves, Lite Loathes
Byline: CLAIRE COLEMAN DRESSING UP IF YOU'VE never quite grown out of wanting to be Doctor Who or Maid Marian, and throw yourself into fancy dress parties with a passion, get down to Bonhams and have a butchers today. Tomorrow it is auctioning...
Liz Hurley and Wedding Party Roll in for Indian Tour
Byline: AMAR SINGH;SHEKHAR BHATIA ELIZABETH Hurley and Arun Nayar landed in Mumbai this morning ahead of the five days of celebrations and ceremonies that will form the second leg of their wedding. The newlyweds arrived at the five star Taj Mahal...
London's Favourite Films
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA 15, 141 minutes, dir Clint Eastwood IT MAY have missed out on a batch of Oscars but the second in Eastwood's diptych about the battle for the island of Iwo Jima during the Second World War is even better than its predecessor....
London's Most Wanted Jeans; Much to the Fashion World's Dismay, in the Past Year, 50,000 of These NY Bootcut 7 for All Mankind Jeans, Left, Have Been Sold at [Pounds Sterling]139 a Go. What Makes Them So Popular?
Byline: BECKY DAVIES;KAREN DACRE SIX MONTHS ago, when Kate Moss turned up to a fashion show wearing a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg jeans (four seasons old and from Chloe), something changed. Overnight, London's fashion followers folded up their...
Lone Parents Face Benefit Cut When Child Is Three
Byline: JASON BEATTIE MINISTERS today raised the prospect of forcing single parents into jobs once their youngest child turns three. The ambitious policy emerged as Gordon Brown and Tony Blair joined forces to launch a drive to reduce the millions...
Long-Term Success in the US Is Earned the Hard Way
Byline: PAUL CONNOLLY AT DAWN I was woken by the sound of a vacuum cleaner. I looked up from the sofa of Jet's tour bus, where I had been asleep, and peered out of the window. We appeared to be somewhere between Baltimore and Philadelphia. There...
Love and Curses; the Sister Knot: Why We're Jealous and Why We'll Love Each Other No Matter What
Byline: RACHEL COOKE DESPITE its chirpy title, and its author's even more chirpy name, this is not a self-help book of the Men Are From Mars kind. Terri Apter, PhD, is a senior tutor at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she conducts research on...
Lovely Feelings Save Day after Assault by the Fray
Byline: JODY THOMPSON POP The Feeling Hammersmith Apollo LONDON five-piece The Feeling have a problem: getting the music cognoscenti to see them as anything other than cheesy chancers cynically peddling MOR guitar pop. Well, forget that and see...
Machine Gunned in Bed; . Gang Used Yardie-Style 'Spray and Pray' Weapon on Schoolboy . Sister's Desperate Bid to Save Dying 15-Year-Old
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE 15-year-old schoolboy murdered in his bedroom was shot with an Uzi-style submachine gun, the Standard can reveal. Innocent Michael Dosunmu was in bed when two gunmen burst into his room and raked him with gunfire....
Match of Today
LONDON schools were the battleground as the Tories unveiled tough plans to improve discipline. Mild-mannered Willetts showed his meaner side with plan to end parental appeals on permanent exclusions. With 20 per cent upheld on appeal, Willetts wants...
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The prices at Baker and Spice, as recommended by Rose Prince in her story about "real food" in London, are outrageous: [pounds sterling]6.50 for a glass of bloodorange juice. With a tip, this is the equivalent of $14 in the US. At Little Pete's in...
Mr Cameron's Plans for Schools
THIS WEEKEND, more than 100,000 parents have been coming to terms with losing out on their first choice of secondary school place for their children. Other families have had to face up to the prospect that their children's futures may be determined...
My Passport out of This ID Card Fiasco
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN LAST WEEK, I did the most important thing I'll ever do to protect my privacy, keep control of my life, and stop myself getting caught in an open-ended bureaucratic disaster. I renewed my passport. My current passport still...
No 10 Denies Leaking Peerages Probe Email
Byline: PAUL WAUGH DOWNING STREET angrily denied today that it had leaked confidential details of the cashforpeerages inquiry. The Prime Minister's official spokesman hit out at claims that No 10 had wanted to deliberately undermine the police...
No 10 'Leaked Email in Cash for Peerages'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH DOWNING STREET faced fresh accusations of "dirty tricks" over the cash for peerages affair today amid claims that it leaked an explosive email at the centre of the police inquiry. The "killer" memo from Tony Blair's aide Ruth...
No Need to Rush into Rates Action despite the Nerves; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON ONE consequence of the current market turbulence and the continued widespread evidence of frayed nerves ought to be to make an increase in interest rates much less likely on Thursday when the Bank of England's monetary policy...
On Screen Punters Boost William Hill
Byline: ROBERT LEA IN- STORE on- screen roulette machines are bringing home the bacon for William Hill, which today admitted if it wasn't for the newfound British love affair with casino games, profits in its betting shops would be flat. The...
Police Database May Be Axed as Cost Soars
Byline: JASON BEATTIE HOME Office plans for a national police database are in disarray and could be scrapped in favour of a cheaper system, the Evening Standard can reveal. The network was recommended three years ago by the inquiry into the Soham...
[Pounds Sterling]100m Revamp Will Close Savoy for over One Year; Events to Be Disrupted and Staff Face Layoff
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE SAVOY HOTEL could be closed for up to 16 months for a [pounds sterling]100 million overhaul. The shutdown - the first in the hotel's 118-year history - will cause huge disruption to London's events calendar. The...
[Pounds Sterling]13bn Missed in Official Sums on London's GDP
Byline: SIMON ENGLISH THE Government is undervaluing the contribution made by the City of London to Britain's economy by more than [pounds sterling]13 billion, new figures show. Research by London-based think-tank The Centre for Economics and...
'[Pounds Sterling]250 on Council Tax' to Pay for Equal Wages
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR COUNCIL tax bills could rise by as much as [pounds sterling]250 per household to pay for equal wages for female staff. The new pay structure, due to come in at the end of the month, is expected to add about four per cent...
[Pounds Sterling]8.5m Payday for HSBC Boss; ...and He Only Did 5 Months' Work in a Year
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE former boss of Britain's biggest bank was paid more than [pounds sterling]8.5 million last year - and he only worked five months. Sir John Bond stepped down as chairman of HSBC at the end of May after 45 years at the...
Preview
Byline: CERI THOMAS The Sopranos 11.05pm, Channel 4 I DON'T care how close you are, in the end your friends are gonna let you down. Family: they're the only ones you can depend on..." Yeah, right... You'd think that your own mother trying...
Raging Bull Will Be Fit for French Clash
Byline: NEAL COLLINS ENGLAND coach Brian Ashton has been boosted by the news that Phil Vickery will be fit to play against France at Twickenham on Sunday. Ashton, reeling from the record defeat against Ireland in Dublin a week ago, has question...
Riotous Triumph for the Flying Fratellis; POP the Fratellis Brixton Academy
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON THE popularity of quirky Glasgow rockers The Fratellis was confirmed recently when they won the Best Newcomer gong at last month's Brit Awards, thanks to a public vote. Alongside the widely acclaimed quality of their...
Rocking Anthems Keep the Kaisers at the Top
Byline: DAVID SMYTH POP Kaiser Chiefs Shepherds Bush Empire ON the day they learned their new single is no longer number one but their new album is, the Kaiser Chiefs completed a hat-trick of mid-scale London shows to whet the appetite for a...
Singalong with the Not So Angry Young Kaisers
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Kaiser Chiefs ..... Shepherd's Bush Empire ON THE day they learned their new single is no longer number one, but their new album is, Kaiser Chiefs completed a hat-trick of mid-scale London shows that served to whet the...
Six Parties in Five Days ... Bride Liz Really Knows How to Put on a Bolly Good Wedding
Byline: AMAR SINGH;SHEKHAR BHATIA THE FULL details of the six days of lavish celebrations for Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar's wedding are revealed today. The couple, who married at the weekend in Gloucestershire, are holding a staggering six parties...
Spooky Sleuth Who Didn't Stand the Ghost of a Chance; TV WATCH Psychic Detectives Sky Travel
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH WE SUPPOSEDLY live nowadays in an enlightened and rational society, so why does television stuff its schedules with pseudoscientific claptrap like haunted houses, astrology, and messages from beyond the grave? Allegedly...
Taking Stock Your Ata-Glance Guide
BANKING AND FINANCE Lloyd's of London insurers will be revealing 2006 results over the next two weeks. With no hurricane disasters, profits are expected to impress. Broker Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reckons the insurers will report a collective...
The Dark Stranger Returns
Byline: ANDRZEJ LUKOWSKI BRETT ANDERSON SMACKING your bottom with a microphone on Top Of The Pops doesn't come high up the list in the history of great rebellious rock'n'roll moments. But give Brett Anderson some credit - it was 1992. Not...
The Four Faces of Spring; THE DAYS ARE LONGER, THE LIGHT IS BRIGHTER, IT'S TIME TO GIVE YOUR MAKE-UP A SEASONAL REVAMP
Byline: STEPHANIE TRAORE AS THE evenings become lighter and the days brighter, the cosmetics you have been using throughout the dark winter months need a complete overhaul. Spring light is much harsher, meaning trends and products which were perfect...
The Latest Look from St Martins; Fashion College Moving to King's Cross
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP LONDON'S most famous fashion college is to be uprooted from its 100-year-old home and moved to a modern [pounds sterling]140 million development in King's Cross. Central Saint Martins, whose former pupils include designers...
They're Poles Apart
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR THE ROUGH SLEEPER Andrei Lukasz, 28, from Warsaw "I'VE been living rough since I came to London two weeks ago, sleeping on park benches, in doorways, anywhere with some shelter. I am prepared to make the sacrifice for my...
They Said It .
Clinton Morrison after Crystal Palace drew 1-1 at Burnley "My sponsors have sent me a pair of boots - one black and one red. But I have scored three goals in two games so they seem to be bringing me luck. "We have an outside chance of making...
Tussauds and Eye Get New Owner
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN;JONATHAN PRYNN THE company that owns the London Eye and Madame Tussauds was sold today for just over [pounds sterling]1 billion. The Tussauds Group will merge with Merlin Entertainments, the business behind Legoland Windsor...
Twist of Fate Is So Cruel for Hammers
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN THE gentlemen of West Ham United have been playing a lot of high stakes poker lately, according to one of many reports on the problems besetting the club, with a squad member relieving colleagues of [pounds sterling]38,000...
Vaughan's Men Must Warm to the Task Quickly
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MICHAEL VAUGHAN sets foot on the comeback trail again today, but it is not only England's captain who needs to hit the ground running in the West Indies. Vaughan expects to play at least some part in the World Cup warm-up...
Warbling Celebrities Come into Their Own
Byline: PETE CLARK LIKE the poor, celebrities are always with us. They cling like tinsel to the lower branches of the tree of fame. The celebrity season - gaudy, noisy and skin deep - is never-ending. Sometimes, however, they are called to active...
We've Still Got Belief to Avoid the Drop, Says Young
Byline: DAVID SMITH LUKE YOUNG today revealed how Charlton intend to home in on Premiership survival by pulling other teams into the relegation fight. Charlton are set to follow-up their 2-2 draw away at Watford with successive games at The Valley...
What If Your Next Vote Was Changed without Your Knowledge? the Government Is Intent on Introducing So-Called 'E-Democracy', Enabling Us to Vote from Our Home Computers. Yet There Is Already Damning Evidence Proving That Hackers Can Subvert the System
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN ELECTRONIC voting to be trialled in the local elections this year is " enormously vulnerable" to hacking and risks dwarfing recent postal-vote scandals, computer experts have told the Standard. Five councils - including...
Young Stars Raise British 2012 Hopes
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JUST for a moment, the din allowed Nicola Sanders to imagine a moment five years into the future. As she delivered one of the most striking and encouraging breakthroughs by any British athlete in recent memory, a 400metres...
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