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Articles from November 22, 2007

ALSO SHOWING; Indie Rubbish: Shannyn Sossamon, Patrick Fugit and Shea Whigham in Wristcutter Schlocky Horror show:Shrooms
Cocaine cowboys Cert 18, 118m mins BEFORE COCAINE came to town via theColombian drug barons, Miami was a nice, quiet place for a lot of old people toend their days. Or so Billy Corben says in this swingeing documentary about theSunshine State's drug...
Ambulance Calls Up 12% in Two Years of 24-Hour Drinking; over the Limit: A Patient Is Helped by an Ambulance Crew Member in Camden, Where Call Demand Is Up Seven per Cent in Two Years
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN THE number of binge drinkers demanding emergency medical help has soaredin the past two years. Figures today reveal the huge burden placed on paramedics since theintroduction of 24-hour licensing, which the Government said...
Angry Gerrard Says: We Should Have Shut Up Shop; Glove Hurts: Scott Carson Blunders for the First Goal after Eight Minutes, above, and Can Only Watch as Olic Rounds Him to Score the Second Goal for Croatia after Just 1 Minutes
Byline: KEN DYER ENGLAND'S stand-in captain Steven Gerrard today criticised the tacticsduring last night's defeat by Croatia, declaring: "We should have shut upshop." The Liverpool midfielder, captain in place of injured Chelsea defenderJohn Terry,...
Another Test for Sir Ian
TODAY the Metropolitan Police Authority holds a vote of confidence inthe Met Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair. The likelihood is that he will survive thevotebut if there is a secret ballot, it is just possible he could lose. Of course,Sir Ian has already...
A Triumph for American Spirit
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Rescue Dawn Cert 12A, 125mins ... WHO would have thought that Werner Herzog, that eccentric, romantic poet of theGerman art cinema, would make a movie for Hollywood? But he now lives in LosAngeles and has wanted to make...
Brothers off the Rails; Seeking Enlightenment: Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody
The Darjeeling Limited Cert 15, 118mins .... WES Anderson is an acquired taste. But those who liked The Royal Tenenbaums and even the grossly uneven The LifeAquatic may find this serio-comic tale about three brothers on a train journeythrough...
Classy Vaughan Is Spot on as Batsmen Restore the Order; as England's Batsmen Put on a Good Show against a Sri Lanka President's XI
Byline: David Lloyd ALASTAIR COOK and Paul Collingwood led the way with half-centuries heretoday as England's batsmenall bar Kevin Pietersen, that iswere finally able to have some fun in the Sri Lankan sun. After two days of watching their bowlers...
Club Rugby Focus
Byline: SAM BORDISS GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP Gloucester v Harlequins Kingsholm, Saturday, pm Theexpanded Kingsholm will be buzzing following Gloucester's stunning comebackvictory against the Ospreys on Friday. Andy Gomarsall will be looking for a biggame...
Congestion 'As Bad as before the Ccharge'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS CONGESTION in central London is nearly as bad as it was before theC-charge was introduced, according to new figures. Before Ken Livingstone brought in the scheme in February 2003, the averagecongestion level was 2.3 minutes...
Cruddas Grows Even Richer as Goldman Buys a Stake in CMC; Loadsamoney: Peter Cruddas, the City's Wealthiest Man
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE City's richest man just got a whole lot richer. Peter Cruddas, thefounder and chairman of online financial trading giant CMC Markets, todayrevealed he has sold 10% of the business to Wall Street investment bank GoldmanSachs....
Customs Were Told to Handle Data with Care, Emails Reveal
Byline: JOE MURPHY CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling was under renewed pressure tonight afteremails revealed that a senior official was involved in the lost files fiasco. The emails were copied to a deputy director at the Customs & Revenue serviceapparently...
Defiant McClaren: I Will Bounce Back; Taxi for Mr McClaren: The England Coach Prepares to Leave Sopwell House in St Albans This Afternoon after a Final Press Conference
Byline: KEN DYER, LEO SPALL STEVE McCLAREN today said he wants to get straight back into footballafter failing as England manager. The former Middlesbrough boss was axed this morning after the 3-2 defeat toCroatia at Wembley meant the country...
Donkeys Leading Donkeys ... an Ass of a Team
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AS the Football Association sat down over their tea and biscuits thismorning to discuss Steve McClaren, one image should have resided firmly intheir minds. Not the unfortunate Scott Carson,below, allowing the ball to...
Donkeys Led by Donkeys ... How McClaren Made Asses of Us All; Trudging Off: Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST AS the Football Association sat down over their tea and biscuits thismorning to discuss Steve McClaren, one image should have resided firmly intheir minds. Not the unfortunate Scott Carson allowing the ball to bounce...
Don't Drop That Egg, It's Worth [Pounds Sterling]9 Million; Precious: The Rothschild Faberge Egg Arrives at Christie's
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE most valuable sales of Russian treasures seen in London will takeplace next week. Christie's will hold auctions of art, books, icons and silver estimated to beworth up to [pounds sterling]38 million. A growing band...
Don't Drop That Egg, It's Worth [Pounds Sterling]9m; Precious: The Rothschild Faberge Egg Arrives at Christie's. It Is to Be Auctioned as Part of a Sale of Russian Treasures in London
Byline: LOUISE JURY THE most valuable sales of Russian treasures seen in London will takeplace next week. Christie's will hold auctions of art, books, icons and silver estimated to beworth up to [pounds sterling]38 million. A growing band...
England Defeat Costs Ashley [Pounds Sterling]74 Million; Losing His Shirt: Shares in Mike Ashley's Sports Direct Today Tumbled to an All-Time Low
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN SPORTS DIRECT shares dived today following a profits warning afterEngland's defeat against Croatia. The troubled Sports World and Lillywhites owner said the failure of England toqualify for next summer's European Championships...
English Blood and Guts Won't Be Enough to Sort out This Mess; False Hope: Peter Crouch Hugs David Beckham (below) after His Cross (Left) Was Netted by the Striker (Far Left), but There Was Little Else to Celebrate as Slaven Bilic and His Men (below Left) Earned Victory
Byline: IAN CHADBAND GRANTED, it may have been asking a lot of David Beckham at such a lowebb to conduct a forensic inquest into what is so wrong with English footballthat our national team had just subjected us to their most excruciatingembarrassment...
FA Must Go Back to Drawing Board; That Sinking feeling:Steve McClaren Hangs His Head as England's Euro 2008 Chances, and Also His International Management Career, Crumble before His Eyes
Byline: MICHAEL HART Croatia 3 England 2 TODAY'S sacking of Steve McClaren should be merely the first stage in acomplete overhaul of the systems used by the Football Association to identifyand appoint England managers. McClaren's failure demonstrates...
FA Must Go Back to Drawing Board; That Sinking Feeling: Steve McClaren Hangs His Head as England's Euro Chances, and Probably His International Management Career, Crumble to Dust before His Eyes
Byline: MICHAEL HART TODAY'S dismissal of Steve McClaren should be merely the first stage ina complete overhaul of the systems employed by the Football Association toidentify and appoint potential England managers. The failure of McClaren demonstrates...
Fans Wait Hours in Rain for Trains
Byline: ANNA DAVIS THOUSANDS of disappointed England football fans suffered further miserylast night when they were caught up in transport chaos as they attempted toreturn home from Wembley. Around 2,000 spectators endured waits of more than...
FA under Pressure to Find Right Candidate
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON THE Football Association have finally decided to give Steve McClaren hisP45, but their task of finding his replacement won't be such an easy decision. Having made a mess of the process to appoint Sven-Goran Eriksson's replacementlast...
Flats Are the New Des Res
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL (1) SOLDFrench feel: [pounds sterling] 7million first-floor flat in s Eaton Square with -year lease. Covers ,1sq ft.Drawing room with windows on to a balcony, Versailles plasterwork, master and two further bedrooms..(2) FOR...
Flops: Axe Them or Keep Them?
SCOTT CARSON Disastrous gamble by Steve McClaren that backfired badly. Anervous wreck on his competitive debut after conceding the opening goal, but hemade a great stop from Ivica Olic to save some face. DITCH HIMfor now at least MICAH RICHARDS...
French Security Chief: We Could Have Saved Diana
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE French police could have saved Diana, Princess of Wales before hercrash, the inquest heard today. The claim was made within hours of her death by a mystery security officerbelieved to be the head of the French equivalent...
Furious Gerrard Says We Should Have Shut Up Shop; (1) Second Blow: Carson Is Stranded This Time as Ivica Olic Beats England's Offside Trap and Rounds the Keeper to Make It 2-0 after 14 Minutes (2) First Slip: Scott Carson's Horrific Blunder Gifts Croatia an Eighth-Minute Lead
Byline: KEN DYER ENGLAND'S stand-in captain Steven Gerrard today criticised the tacticsduring last night's defeat by Croatia, declaring: "We should have shut upshop." The Liverpool midfielder, captain in place of injured Chelsea defenderJohn Terry,...
Green Party Pledge to Cut Cost of Living in Capital; Agenda: Sian Berry Promises to Reduce Off-Peak Fares and Cut Household Energy Bills
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR THE Green party candidate for London Mayor launched her campaign todaywith a pledge to cut the cost of living in the capital. Sian Berry promised to boost affordable housing and reduce utility bills andtransport costs for...
Guus Glad to Receive 'Surprise' Present; Happy Days: Guus Hiddink Celebrates with One of His Russia Players Last Night
Byline: MARCO GIACOMELLI RUSSIA coach Guus Hiddink was left stunned by England's shock defeatlast night. The result at Wembley handed Hiddink's men a lifeline which they took with a1-0 win in Andorra to progress to next summer's finals. The...
Heathrow to Get Third Runway and Sixth Terminal by 2020
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE full scale of the blight caused by Heathrow expansion emerged today. Hundreds of people will see their homes bulldozed and thousands more will faceworsening noise pollution under the plans for a new runway and sixth...
HIPs Have Hit Homes Market
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Timepiece: the shadow of Christopher Wren's Monument to the Great Fire of London falls across a 1storey accordion-shaped building, acting as the gnomon for a giant sundial on the roof garden. Architect Ken Shuttleworth has...
Hollywood Strike Hits Da Vinci Movie at Pinewood
Byline: NICK GOODWAY PINEWOOD Studios today became the first British casualty of the Americanscreenwriters' strike which has crippled Hollywood. Filming on the prequel to the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, starring TomHanks, had been due to start...
HOW IT ALL WENT WRONG FOR STEVIE BLUNDER; Howler: Paul Robinson's Air Kick against Croatia
STEVE McCLAREN lasted only 18. games as England boss. Standard Sportrecalls a turbulent career at Soho Square ... 1 Aug 2006 : Begins role as England manager, having been appointed in May priorto England's World Cup quarter-final exit. 11 Aug:...
'I Entrust My Bank Details to a Hoodie on a BMX ...'
Byline: NICK CURTIS SUNDAY Over our usual breakfast of porridge, my wife Margaret asked me what I had donewith the booking form for the cottage in Scotland we are hiring for Christmas."The financial information about the booking, with our bank...
I Fear for Al's Life If He Is Deported, Says Aidy; Staying Power: Al Bangura Has Shown He Can Mix It with the Best of Them, like Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky in This Premier League Game at Vicarage Road Last December
Byline: David Smith AIDY BOOTHROYD today revealed his concern for the safety of Al Bangura,one of the Championship leaders' most promising footballers, if the teenager isfound to be an illegal immigrant and deported back to Sierra Leone. The...
I'm No Lame Duck Says Met Chief as He Survives Vote; Learning: Sir Ian Blair Listens to the Debate at the MPA Today. He Won the Backing of the Authority by 1votes to Seven
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, JASON BEATTIE SIR Ian Blair remained defiant today after fighting off a vote of noconfidence over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. The embattled Met chief was finally backed by the Metropolitan Police Authorityafter...
I Will Put Wasps before Lions, Says McGeechan; Rescue Mission: Whoever Leads the Lions in 2003 Will Have to Erase the Memory of Their Last Disastrous Tour to New Zealand
Byline: Chris Jones IAN McGEECHAN, the most successful British and Irish Lions coach ever,today played down his chances of retaking the role, admitting his work withLondon Wasps means he may not be able to lead the tourists in South Africa in2009....
I Will Put Wasps before Lions, Says McGeechan; Rescue Mission: Whoever Leadsthe Lions in Ewill Have to Erase the Memory of Their Last Disastrous Tour to New Zealand
Byline: Chris Jones IAN McGEECHAN, the most successful British and Irish Lions coach ever,today played down his chances of retaking the role, admitting his work withLondon Wasps means he may not be able to lead the tourists in South Africa in2009....
Junior Official in Data Blunder 'Is Scapegoat'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH GORDON BROWN and Alistair Darling were under mounting pressure todayover the lost data scandal amid claims that the junior official blamed for theaffair was being made a scapegoat. The row over the loss of 25 million personal...
Kidnapper Has Probably Killed Maddy Says Law Chief; Warning: The Publicity over the Hunt for Madeleine McCann Made It Impossible for a Kidnapper to Demand a Ransom, Says Portugal's Attorney General
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM MADELEINE McCann is probably dead even if she was kidnapped rather thankilled in her parents' apartment, Portugal's Attorney General warned today. Fernando Pinto Monteiro said there had been too much publicity for a kidnapperto...
Knox: I'm Confused about Who Cut Meredith's Throat
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL THE prime suspect in the murder of Meredith Kercher was rambling andconfused in the aftermath of the killing, a police interview reveals. In an incoherent three-page statement, Amanda Knox, 20, says she is "veryconfused"...
Korngold Goes into Erotic Overdrive
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON CLASSICAL Das Wunder der Heliane Festival Hall ..... THE word had got around that last night's Das Wunder der Heliane (Heliane'sMiracle) was a once-in-alifetime opportunity. Never heard in Britain, and veryrarely anywhere,...
Lost Data Blunder 'Will Cost [Pounds Sterling]200m in Security Measures'
Byline: JOE MURPHY, PAUL WAUGH THE lost files scandal will cost the country [pounds sterling]200million in securityprecautions even if no fraud is committed, it was claimed today. The figure is the likely toll on the economy caused by banks and...
Mayor's Plan for More Staff Is 'Empire Building'; Ambassadors: Myleene Klass Joined Ken Livingstone in Mumbai Today to Boost Links between London and India. the Former Hear'Say Star, Who Has Left Three-Month-Old Daughter Ava for the First Time, Will Present a London Showcase Tonight Featuring Dancers from Musical Stomp
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR KEN LIVINGSTONE was accused of "empire building" today after it emergedhe was planning to recruit 14 more staff in the run-up to the Mayoralelections. Crucially, three of the extra employeeswho will be paid [pounds sterling]700,000...
MCCLAREN: I TAKE BLAME; Bitter Disappointment: Steve McClaren Apologised to England Fans Today, Saying He Carried the Can for the Euro 2008. Exit
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK, ANNA DAVIS STEVE McCLAREN said this afternoon that he was to blame for England'sdisastrous exit from Euro 2008. His contract as head coach was "terminated" by the Football Association thismorning following the defeat by...
Met Chief Survives Vote over His Future by Police Watchdog; Survivor: Sir Ian Blair Listens to the Debate at the MPA Today
Byline: PAUL WAUGH, JUSTIN DAVENPORT SIR IAN Blair today fought off a vote of no confidence at an emergencymeeting of the police watchdog. At a packed session, he faced a series of calls for his resignation but aftermore than four hours, members...
Met 'Is Seething' over Ian Blair's Refusal to Quit; Pressure: Sir Ian Blair Faced More Calls for Him to Leave
Byline: PAUL WAUGH, JUSTIN DAVENPORT HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith faced fresh calls to sack Sir Ian Blairtoday amid claims that his refusal to go is damaging the force. Liberal Democrat leadership contender Nick Clegg said: "The Met is now seethingwith...
Miss Lala's Boudoir
Byline: BELLA BLISSETT (1) Be Happy: pale-green silk underwear (left) withjewel-coloured Swiss embroidery and the cheerycaption on the back; bra, [pounds sterling]65; knickers, [pounds sterling]60, (2) Bonjour Mes Darlings: candystripe cotton knickers(top)...
Nationwide Boss Slams Regulators over Rock; Blame: Graham Beale Has Accused the Authorities of Not Acting Promptly Enough
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE boss of Britain's biggest building society, the Nationwide, todayaccused regulators of failing to act promptly to rescue Northern Rock when itwas forced to go to the Bank of England for emergency funds two months ago. ...
Now Gordon Knows Just How Tough It Is at the Top
Byline: JOAN SMITH AFEW months ago I wouldn't have been able to say with certainty whatAlistair Darling's title was. I knew he was in the Cabinet and I vaguelyremember him being at the Department of Transport at one time, but he was neverone of...
O'Neill or Shearer for the England Job; Axed: Steve McClaren's Disastrous 1.-Month Spell in Charge of England Is over after Last Night's Dreadful Defeat at Wembley
Byline: KEN DYER ASTON VILLA manager Martin O'Neill and England great Alan Shearer thismorning emerged as favourites to take over the England job after Steve McClarenwas sacked by the Football Association. McClaren was officially given the boot...
Online Sales Beckon and the Cat Gets Nervous - It's My Quiet Night In
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD LAST night I had a quiet night in with myself. I uncorked the Fitou,embraced the cat and sat down with the box set of Brideshead Revisited. Nothingbeats the joy of drinking at home. Nobody cares what you wear; you don't haveto...
Only Total Reform Can Save Our Game Now; Hapless: Steve McClaren, Incapable of Achieving International Success, Should Have Been Sacked by the FA Months Ago
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THE ENGLISH invented football but we're not very good at it, are we?That's the inevitable conclusion from last night, when 11 young men from awar-torn mini-state led by a charismatic coach with a first- class brain,completely...
Our Data Must Be Protected
THE shoddy standards that led to the loss of millions of people'spersonal details by HM Revenue and Customs could be blamed on all manner ofthingslow morale, staff cuts, mergersbut these are endemic across government. Until someone has the power to...
Outrage as Kelly Claims Fall in Heathrow Noise
Byline: JASON BEATTIE RUTH KELLY today provoked outrage by claiming there had been a "dramaticfall" in the number of people affected by aircraft noise. The Transport Secretary was speaking as she launched the long-awaitedconsultation document...
Paragon Sparks Fear of Meltdown in Buy-to-Let; Resolutely Optimistic: Paragon Boss Nigel Terrington
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE crisis at Paragon has plunged the future of the buy-to-let marketinto doubt, and could spell the end of a great British obsession. Mortgage lender Paragon will collapse if it fails to find [pounds sterling]280 million...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS LEAD BALLOON 9.30pm, BBC2 YOU'D think that saving a wannabe suicide'slife would be the start of something good for morose comic Rick Spleen (JackDee, above). But noit's the springboard for a hideously embarrassing chain of self-inflicted...
Pitch Perfect on Epic Conflict; lOST:the Police Band from Alexandria Who Find Themselves Abandoned in an Israeli Town
Byline: JOSH FREEDMAN-BERTHOUD SECOND OPINION The Band's Visit Selected cinemas WHEN Israel and Egyptmade peace in 1979, Israelis were optimistic. Tel Aviv's bars and beaches wouldfill with Egyptian tourists. Israel's Egyptian community would reunite...
Plastic Is the New Fantastic; Lot of Bottle: There Is Now a Global Market for Plastic Recovered from Recycled Drinks Containers, Particularly in the Far East
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON WHILE once only paper and aluminium were sufficiently easy and valuableto justify recycling, new technology is enabling companies to help us reducethe amount of other waste each Londoner sends to landfill every day. A...
Poisoned Tea for Two; Role Reversal: MichaelCaine Now Plays AndrewWyke, Having Been Cast Inthe Jude Law Role of Miloin the 1972.. Film Version
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Sleuth Cert 18., 88 mins ...... A SEVEN-and-a-half minute ovation at the Venice Festival gave Kenneth Branaghand Harold Pinter's version of Anthony Shaffer's old Broadway and West Endtheatrical success the best of starts....
Run Jamie, Scoot Nigella - Delia's Back! YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN DELIA Smith is returning to our screens. Rejoice, I say, and repentthose who scorn the genteel doyenne of cookery programmes. She quit six years back saying she couldn't stand the cult of the showoffychef. Hooked...
Sacked McClaren: I Will Bounce Back; Axed: Steve McClaren's Disastrous 18-Month Spell in Charge of England Is over after Last Night's Dreadful Defeat at Wembley
Byline: KEN DYER, LEO SPALL SACKED Steve McClaren today said he wants to get straight back intofootball after failing as England manager. The former Middlesbrough boss was axed this morning after the 3-2 defeat toCroatia at Wembley meant the...
Salaries of Fat Cat NHS Chiefs Soar to Record [Pounds Sterling]195m
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD SPENDING on NHS bosses in the capital has soared to record levels, newfigures reveal today. Salaries for health managers are costing London taxpayers [pounds sterling]195 million a yeara rise of [pounds sterling]5 million....
So Far, So Good? We Haven't Hit Bottom Yet
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON BEN Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, reckons about $150billion ([pounds sterling]73 billion) will have to be written off against bad mortgage lendingbefore the current crisis has run its course. Talking unofficially,...
Sponsors Fear Another Star in Making
Byline: WILL HAYLER JUMP racing's two biggest prizes come up for grabs in the next few days,with a number of the sport's leading names eyeing up the [pounds sterling]1million bonusesoffered by betting exchanges Betfair and WBX. Kauto Star's victory...
Sports Direct Pain after England Defeat; Losing His Shirt: Sports Direct Boss Mike Ashley Has Made a ??1 Million Paper Loss as a Result of Last Nights Match
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE England defeat against Croatia and failure to qualify for theEuropean Championships wreaked havoc in the City today, as Britain's biggestseller of football shirts rushed out a profits warning. Sports Direct, which is majority-owned...
The 12 'Blazers' Who Must Find Man to Suit England; Face the facts:Brian Barwickcast a Glumfigure Thismorning, as He Sat on the Panel thatannouncedSteveMcClaren'sdismissal Afar Cry from the Smiles(left) of His Unveiling 18 Months Ago
Byline: LEO SPALL, MATTHEW BEARD THE future of our game is in the hands of 12 of the FA's blazer brigade.The spotlight is now on the executive board to restore pride in the nationalteam. Standard Sport looks at who they are and what they do ......
The Curious Case of the Rescuer in the Shadows
Byline: NEIL COLLINS IT'S a clear case of the dog that didn't bark. We're told that there areas many as 10 indicative offers for Northern Rock, but we only know about sixof them, and none looks particularly convincing so far. The ideal rescuer needsa...
The [Pounds Sterling]300 Million Battle to Rescue Our Theatres; (1) Musical Spectaculars: Leanne Jones in Hairspray and Laura Michelle Kelly in the Lord of the Rings (2) Acclaimed: Christian Slater in Swimming with Sharks, Diana Rigg in All about My Mother, Kate Fleetwood and Patrick Stewart in Macbeth
Byline: LOUISE JURY, KATHERINE BARNEY WHEN it pours with rain, the stage of the Old Vic gets wet. The theatrehas never been refurbished in its 189 years and the roof still leaks from thedamage caused by a Second World War bomb. It would all take...
Tickets Please, for a Ride into London's Past; [Pounds Sterling]. Million Journey: A 1... Promotional Poster, Part of the Museum's Unrivalled Collection; Top Right, the Dramatic Entrance Hall atCanary Wharf Tube Station; above Right, "Cast Iron Billy", a London Bus Driver of .. Years' Service
Byline: PHILIPPA STOCKLEY EXHIBITION London Transport Museum Covent Garden ..... REMEMBER the old Tube trains and escalators with their wooden slatted treadsjammed with cigarette stubs, and the smoke-stink of that plushy geometricmoquette upholstery?...
Top Names Get Ready to Follow the Bonus Trail
Byline: WILL HAYLER JUMP racing's two biggest prizes come up for grabs in the next few days,with a number of the sport's leading names eyeing up the [pounds sterling]1million bonusesoffered by betting exchanges Betfair and WBX. Kauto Star's victory...
VAT Woe Is New Headache for Hapless HMRC
MORE WOE for Her Majestys Revenue & Customs. It seems the organisation thatmisplaced the confidential details of 25 million people is also taking an ageto process VAT registration applications. Currently, fewer than one in fiveapplications is processed...
Vaughan Learns a Lesson as Batsmen Restore the Order; in Fine Nick: Ian Bell Hits out on His Way to Making .. as England's Batsmen Put on a Good Show against a Sri Lanka President's XI
Byline: David Lloyd ALASTAIR COOK and Paul Collingwood led the way with half-centuries heretoday as England's batsmenall bar Kevin Pietersen, that iswere finally able to have some fun in the Sri Lankan sun. After two days of watching their bowlers...
Vaughan Opens Up to Prove He Can Still Lead from the Front
Byline: David Lloyd ALASTAIR COOK scored a solid half-century and Michael Vaughan looked good for90 minutes here today as England's batsmen were finally able to enjoythemselves in the sun. Vaughan's team spent the first two days of their opening...
Villa Boss O'Neill Is Installed as Favourite to Take Top Job
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY MARTIN O'NEILL is the bookies' favourite to become the next Englandcoach after the Football Association sacked Steve McClaren this morning. Chief executive Brian Barwick says nationality will not be an issue in theappointment...
Vital Questions for Our National Game
Byline: MICHAEL HART . Do the Premier League clubs do enough? No. The Club v Country debaterages and top managers are reluctant to release players when they have theslightest injury problems. . Is there anything we can learn from other countries?...
Wembley Hold-Ups Add to Anger of the Fans; the Kids Are All Right: David Beckham Had Something to Smile about Today When He Met Children Learning to Play Soccer at His Academy in Greenwich. His Visit Marked the Second Anniversary of the Opening of the schoolI Don't Blame BecksFailure 'couldBring Back
Byline: ANNA DAVIS THOUSANDS of disappointed fans suffered further misery when they werecaught up in transport chaos as they attempted to return home from Wembley. Around 2,000 spectators endured waits of more than two hours after a brokendown...
Wetherspoon Boss Pours in [Pounds Sterling]1 Million
Byline: MICKEY CLARK BEER sales may be falling, but that has not deterred Tim Martin fromspending more money buying shares in JD Wetherspoon, the pubs chain of which heis chairman. The mullet-haired publican has splashed out almost a million...
Widow to Tell How Her Family Drowned
Byline: GERARD COUZENS A BRITISH holidaymaker who watched her husband and son drown in Spainwill meet Civil Guard officers today to tell her version of events. Deborah Howlett looked on as her husband Symon, 32, rushed into the sea torescue their...
Your Club Today
Arsenal Played 1., W ., D ., L . ALEXANDER HLEB suffered an injury in Belarus's shock .-1 Euro .... qualifyingwin over Holland last night. The Arsenal midfielder was taken off at half-timein Minsk. Coach Bernd Stange did not give details of the...
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