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Articles from October 30, 2009

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A Cut above; Hardy Amies Dressed the Queen, Ava Gardner, Princess Diana and the Cast of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and All According to His Own Rigorous Aesthetic Code. with the Opening of His Archive at the Label's Savile Row Home, It's Time for a Hardy Revival
Byline: Words by Hermione Eyre Thank you so much for the kangaroo,' wrote the Queen to Hardy Amies in 1974, 'which goes so well with the teddy bear.' One of the revelations from the opening of the Hardy Amies archive at 14 Savile Row is the fact...
After His Long Wait, Crouch Aims to Party like It's 1999; A Decade after Watching Spurs Claim Their Last League Win over the Gunners, the Striker Is Finally Set to Play in His First North London Derby. by Tom Collomosse; EXCLUSIVE
THE last time Tottenham beat Arsenal in a Premier League fixture, Spurs youth player Peter Crouch was cheering in the stands as Fredrik Ljungberg and Martin Keown were sent off in a 2-1 defeat for the Gunners at White Hart Lane. A decade and seven...
After His Long Wait, Crouch Aims to Party like It's 1999; A Decade after Watching Spurs Claim Their Last League Win over the Gunners, the Striker Is Finally Set to Play in His First North London Derby. EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Tom Collomosse THE last time Tottenham beat Arsenal in a Premier League fixture, Spurs youth player Peter Crouch was cheering in the stands as Fredrik Ljungberg and Martin Keown were sent off in a 2-1 defeat for the Gunners at White Hart...
A Long Haul before They Are Pulling Up Trees at Nine Elms
Byline: Peter Bill ON PROPERTY JUST under 200 sweating delegates crammed into an airless basement in the Building Centre off Tottenham Court Road on Tuesday morning to hear all about the largest development opportunity in London since the Great...
A Long Haul before They Are Pulling Up Trees at Nine Elms; ON PROPERTY
Byline: Peter Bill JUST under 200 sweating delegates crammed into an airless basement in the Building Centre off Tottenham Court Road on Tuesday morning to hear all about the largest development opportunity in London since the Great Fire of 1666....
Also Showing
DEAD MAN RUNNING Cert 15, 87 mins IF YOU think Rio Ferdinand's form on the football field has suffered lately, it could be that he has been fretting about this cockney crime caper, which he produced with Ashley Cole. Tamer Hassan plays a crook just...
A MAYFAIR FOLLY; Simon Halabi Built Up a Gigantic Property Portfolio with the in and out Club as Its Centrepiece. Now the Party's over for the Syrian Tycoon and 94 Piccadilly Is Back on the Market. Peter Colville on a Billionaire in Crisis
Byline: Peter Colville For anyone with an interest in London's historic buildings, the decline of the former In and Out Club at 94 Piccadilly has been one of the capital's most disheartening sights. Cambridge House, the Grade I-listed Palladian...
Awfully Sorry, but Barclays Looks in Pretty Good Shape
Byline: Rosamund Urwin REBUILDING BRITAIN'S BANKS JOHN Varley seems to have his fair share of Catholic guilt. While most banking bosses stuggled to say the "s" word, the chief executive of Barclays -- a devout Roman Catholic -- has spent the...
Badges Will Pinpoint Landmarks of the Capital
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter TOWER Bridge, Westminster Abbey and a sculpture in Barking are among landmarks that will feature on pin badges commemorating the 2012 Olympics. One site was selected from each London borough to form...
Battling Behrami's Pledging Not to Do a Runner from Upton Park
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM have run into a lot of trouble this season but Valon Behrami says he won't desert them. Juventus are thought to be interested in a January move for Behrami, who played in Italy for Lazio before heading to Upton Park for...
Blair Is Still Britain's Best Bet in Europe
THE fading fortunes of Tony Blair in his bid to become President of the European Council will please those offended by his threatened re-emergence. But they may be forced to conclude, should the post go to one of the other candidates such as Dutch...
Blair's Man in Court as His EU Bid Totters; Londoner's Diary
WILL Tony Blair be thwarted in his ambition to become President of the European Union by an unhappy chance? I hear his chief cheerleader behind the scenes, Jonathan Powell, has been taken out of action at this crucial time -- because he has been called...
Blocked off, Street under Siege from X Factor Fans
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger ROADBLOCKS have been set up outside the X-Factor house in north London amid growing concern about fans' behaviour. The decision by Barnet council was taken to protect scores of teenagers gathered outside the [pounds...
Blues Have Five Star Performers in the Running for World Honour
Byline: Ken Dyer FIVE Chelsea players today appeared on the 23-man shortlist for the World Player of the Year award following the club's resurgence in 2009. John Terry, Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien are all in...
Brailsford: Our Track to 2012 Glory Starts Now
Byline: Matt Majendie THE hunger is back in the British cycling team for the first time since their gold rush at the Beijing Olympics, according to team boss Dave Brailsford. Britain's track cycling elite, led by Sir Chris Hoy, return to action...
Brawn Is Warned to Sew Up Button Deal
Byline: David Smith RED BULL boss Christian Horner said today it was "staggering" that Ross Brawn had not yet signed new world champion Jenson Button to an extended contract. As Button recovered from a spin to finish second to Lewis Hamilton...
Brawn Is Warned to Sew Up Button Deal
Byline: David Smith RED BULL boss Christian Horner said today it was "staggering" that Ross Brawn had not yet signed new world champion Jenson Button to an extended contract. As Button finish third in the faster second practice session for the...
BUELL, A BLAST TO THE LAST; Buell's Lifeline May Have Been Cut by Harley- Davidson but Fans Can Still Be Thrilled by Its Track Days, as Mark Prigg Found out. You Might Even Bag a Bargain Bike in the Process
Byline: Mark Prigg MOTORCYLING fans have been stunned by the news that Harley Davidson is to cease the production and marketing of bikes by its Buell subsidiary, which has produced some amazingly innovative, fast machines. It comes after HD announced...
Button 'Devastated' by British GP Fears
Byline: David Smith F1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER STANDINGS 1 Jenson Button (GB, Brawn) 89pts 2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger, Red Bull) 74 3 Rubens Barrichello (Bra, Brawn) 72 4 Mark Webber (Aus, Red Bull) 61.5 5 Lewis Hamilton (GB, McLaren)...
Camden Market to Rise from the Ashes
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield THIS is the first image of plans to rebuild Camden's Canal Market, which was devastated by fire last year. The owners of the site have unveiled proposals for a new covered market alongside the Regent's Canal, which will...
Conway Confesses; as MPs Digest the News That They Are to Be Banned from Employing Family Members, One Son at Last Concedes That He and His Father May Have Set the Whole Sorry Expenses Saga in Motion
Byline: Alison Roberts AS WESTMINSTER fumes over the leaked details of Sir Christopher Kelly's report on MPs' expenses, one family fully appreciates already the perils of employing wives and children at the House of Commons. Remember the Conways...
Critics' Choice
FIVE BEST EXHIBITIONS THE CONVERSATION PIECE: SCENES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE Queen's Gallery, SW1. Until 14 February (020 776 7301) Johan Zoffany's Tribuna of the Uffizi is worth the visit alone. THE SACRED MADE REAL National Gallery, WC2. Until 24...
Diamond Life; Georgina Chapman Has It All: A Mogul Husband, a Successful Fashion Label and Now Her Very Own Jewellery Line. What More Could a Girl from Richmond Desire, Asks Melissa Whitworth
Byline: Melissa Whitworth Georgina wears floral laser-cut duchess satin strapless dress. Clothes throughout, Marchesa at Harrods (020 7730 1234). Shoes throughout, Christian Louboutin for Marchesa (020 7491 0033). White gold, black diamond and spinel...
Don't Panic: LUV Is in the Air, Says the Sage of Soho
Byline: Robert Lea IT'S the LUV economy, stupid. Sir Martin Sorrell, the Sage of Soho and one of the most important marketing men in the world, is calling a three-speed global economic recovery. The man who has coined phrases in previous downturns...
Energy Policy Blowing in the Wind; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton THE excitement which greeted Centrica's decision yesterday to build a big new offshore wind farm, financed in part by recycling its capital out of earlier investments, might have persuaded an optimistic casual observer to...
FABREGAS: WE'VE GOT TO FIND THE KILLER INSTINCT TO SEE OFF SPURS; SHOWDOWN AT THE EMIRATES; Arsenal Captain Says Gunners Must Learn from Mistakes That Cost Them Victory at West Ham; We Must Find Killer Instinct to Beat Spurs, Warns Cesc
Byline: James Olley Football Correspondent CESC FABREGAS has warned Arsenal must find their killer instinct to beat Tottenham in tomorrow's north London derby in order to stay on course for the Premier League title. The Gunners have drawn two...
Fears over Huge Increase in ADHD Children Given Drugs
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter SOARING numbers of children are receiving drugs to treat hyperactivity and depression, figures show today. More than 420,000 prescriptions were issued to children under 16 with attention deficit hyperactivity...
Fiat's Small One Is So Juicy, Even with the Roof Down
ROAD TEST FIAT 500C 1.2 POP Top speed: 99mph; 0-62 mph: 12.9 sec; Emissions: 119g/km; Price: from [pounds sterling]11,700 THE tiny Fiat 500 has been something of a sensation in London; everyone, it seems, wants to have one, especially in fashionable...
Flashbulb; Lights, Camera, Action
Byline: Edited by Andy Barker TWO MINUTES WITH HOLLY BRANSON Are you having a good time? I'm really enjoying myself. I love having evenings out with my brother. What are you wearing? Nothing special, though my boots are Prada. How...
For a Viscount, a [Pounds Sterling]350m Drop in Value Is Simply 'Academic'
THE Portman Estate will be holding its annual reception at Hertford House, in Manchester Square on bonfire night, next Thursday. Will the fact that the value of the Estate has fallen by [pounds sterling]350 million to [pounds sterling]950 million spark...
Forced into Bed with a Hoare? CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton READERS of yesterday's Financial Times may have been slightly bemused by a cryptic letter from Oliver Hemsley -- head of mid-market securities firm Numis -- in which he asserted that "some banks have exerted enormous pressure...
Forget the Wire ... Murder Rate Is Falling, Says Met Chief
Byline: Justin davenport Crime Correspondent LONdON'S murder rate is falling to a 28-year low after campaigns against gangs and youth violence. there have been 106 killings in London so far this year -- 30 fewer than the same period last year....
Forget the Wire ... Our Murder Rate Is Falling, Says Met Chief
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent LONDON'S murder rate is falling to a 28-year low after campaigns against gangs and youth violence. There have been 106 killings in London so far this year -- 30 fewer than the same period last year....
Gang Stab Christian Hero as He Protects Children; Youth Worker Fights for Life after Attack at Anti-Crime Event
Byline: Peter Dominiczak and Justin Davenport A YOUTH worker is fighting for life after he was stabbed while protecting a group of children from a gang. The 43-year-old father of four, named by friends as Simon Somerville, was attacked outside...
Gang Stab Hero as He Tries to Protect Children at Christian Anti-Crime Event
Byline: Peter dominiczak and Justin davenport A YOUTH worker is fighting for life after he was stabbed while protecting a group of children from a gang. The 43-year-old father of four, named as Simon Somerville, was attacked outside a Christian...
House Prices Hit One-Year High but Recovery Slows
Byline: Sri Carmichael and Jonathan Prynn HOUSE prices are higher than they were a year ago for the first time since the start of the recession. The recovery in the property market continued this month with a 0.4 per cent rise to a national average...
House Prices Hit One-Year High but Rise Is Slowing; House Prices Likely to Drop Again
Byline: Sri Carmichael and Jonathan Prynn HOUSE prices are higher than they were a year ago for the first time since the start of the recession. The dramatic recovery in the property market continued this month with a 0.4 per cent rise to a national...
How Labour Lost the White Working Class; One Reason for the Rise of the BNP Is the Government's Failure to Explain the Benefits to Britain of Immigration
Byline: Tony Travers IMMIGRATION has become a subject so toxic, generating such splenetic aggravation, that it is worth stopping to ask why it is virtually impossible to have a rational debate on the issue. The most recent row over whether there...
I'm a Disgrace and I Shouldn't Get a Peerage, Admits Jacqui Smith
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent JACQUI SMITH today accepted that she should not be given a peerage after being "disgraced" in the expenses scandal. The former Home Secretary admitted that she had been shamed over her use...
I'm a Disgrace and I Shouldn't Get a Peerage, Admits Jacqui Smith
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent JACQUI SMITH today accepted that she should not be given a peerage after being "disgraced" in the expenses scandal. The former Home Secretary admitted that she had been shamed over her use...
Introducing; Les Petites Popettes
Ooh la la, the Plastiscines are a frog chorus The Plastiscines formed six years ago when Parisian school friends Katty and Marine, both now 22, decided that forming a band was more interesting than studying for the Baccalaureat. 'We went to gigs together...
Is the Foreign Secretary off to Brussels? Miliband Looks Likely for Top Job as Lisbon Treaty Moves Nearer
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor DAVID MILIBAND replaced Tony Blair today as the Briton most likely to win a top EU job after the former premier ran into concerted opposition at the Brussels summit. As the Czech government removed the...
Is the Foreign Secretary Offto Brussels? Miliband Looks Likely for Top Job as Lisbon Treaty Moves Nearer
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor DAVID MILIBAND replaced Tony Blair today as the Briton most likely to win a top European Union job after the former premier ran into concerted opposition at the Brussels summit. As the Czech government...
Job Fear 'Driving Bankers to Cocaine'
Byline: Miranda Bryant COCAINE use in the City has shot up by a quarter in a year because of the recession, according to a former investment banker who works with addicts. Don Serratt, chief executive of Duke Street clinic Life Works, said hundreds...
John Lewis Reports Fine Pre-Xmas Sales
Byline: Lucy Tobin THE debate over whether Christmas will be a gift or a letdown to retailers took on a new twist today when latest figures from John Lewis showed "signs of building pre-Christmas trade all around" as it posted a 9.1% rise in year-on-year...
Laughter in the Face of Tyranny
Byline: Derek Malcolm TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Cert 12A, 131 mins **** THE Golden Age of the title is the horrific final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime in Romania. Written by Cristian Mungiu, this portmanteau film has five stories, each helmed...
League One
CARLISLE v CHARLTON Tomorrow, 3pm, Brunton Park Charlton fans were given a nasty little surprise last week when it was suggested Dennis Wise was leading a consortium in a takeover bid for the club. Short of seeing Simon Jordan move his tanning bed...
Let Your Toes Do the Talking
Byline: Edited by Sophie Goodwin Crabtree & evelyn's La source foot smoother makes feet pretty again. [pounds sterling]12.50 (store. crabtree-evelyn.co.uk) Spoil yourself with Lisa hoffman's luxurious hand and Foot Butter, [pounds sterling]27,...
Life Class; on Flirting
Byline: Robert Rowland Smith Like the tango, flirting can't be done alone. That's not all it has in common with dancing. Flirting is a stylised ritual between two people, a dance that takes the sexual energy between them and plays it out in a...
Literary Snobs Should Leave Katie Alone
Byline: Sebastian Shakespeare FIRST Lynda La Plante attacks novels written by celebrities. "Publishers, stop spending your millions on this tripe," she said at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards earlier this month, singling out Katie Price for...
Lloyds' Shares Leap as It Looks to Avoid Toxic Debt Scheme
Byline: Hugo Duncan MARKET ROUND-UP "FAR from cheap, but no longer expensive." That was the view of Credit Suisse on Lloyds Banking Group today as it raised its rating from "underperform" to "neutral" and hiked its target price from 55p to 95p....
MEET ELLIE THE MYSPACE STALKER; Ellie Goulding Got to Work with the Best Producers by Hunting Them Down on the Internet -- Now Her Extraordinary Sound Is Proving So Popular, Her Management Can Barely Keep Up; SOUND CHECK
Byline: David Smyth JUST after we speak, Ellie Goulding is off to what she calls an "emergency meeting" with her management team. In the past week, the Hereford-born singer's first single, Under the Sheets, which was planned as a low-key release...
My London; NaomieHarris Loses Herself on Hampstead Heath
Byline: Words by Sylvia Mulder Home is... Wherever I am. I decided three years ago that as I travel so much for work there was no point in having a fixed address, so I put all my belongings into storage and I live out of two suitcases. I'm now tiring...
Nine Years for Knifing His Wife to Death in Front of Children
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent AN OBSESSIVE husband who stabbed his Vodafone executive wife more than 30 times was today sentenced to nine years in jail for the killing. Judge Guy Boney QC told Alisdair Sinclair he had "slaughtered"...
Not All Bad News: Blair Stays Rich
Byline: Paul Waugh THERE is a large silver lining to Tony Blair's cloud. If he fails to achieve his ambition of becoming President of the EU, he will escape public scrutiny of his private business deals and keep millions of pounds of income from...
Pirates Issue New Death Warning as Family Admit: We May Pay Ransom
Byline: Kiran Randhawa PIRATES issued new threats today to kill the British couple they are holding hostage. The Somali gang holding Paul and Rachel Chandler were today in talks over an imminent ransom demand. In an interview with the Standard,...
Pity MPs without a Spouse around the House
Byline: Nick Foulkes I AM beginning to feel a little sorry for our elected servants in Westminster. I know it sounds a little like suggesting that bankers work dreadfully hard and deserve every penny of their bonuses. Nevertheless, when I learned...
Police Rush to 999 Call. by Hopping on a Bus
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger POLICE officers called to an alleged assault in south-west London rushed to the scene -- by hopping on a bus. The manager of a Morden bakery dialled 999 after a member of staff was attacked and allegedly racially...
POP; CDs OF THE WEEK
JULIAN CASABLANCAS Phrazes for the Young (Rough Trade) **** Following successful side-projects from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr and drummer Fabrizio Moretti, vocalist Julian Casablancas throws his skinny jeans into the ring. Phrazes for...
Portfolio
BUY GLAXOSMITHKLINE Collins Stewart tips investors to splash out on shares in Britain's biggest pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline. The Brentfordbased company this week posted third-quarter profit up 30% after it benefited from currency gains and higher orders...
[Pounds Sterling]10 Food-and-Wine Deals 'Fuelling Alcohol Abuse by Middle Classes'
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter WINE should be banned from supermarket meal deals because it fuels heavy drinking among middle-aged professionals, an alcohol abuse charity said today. Campaigners gave a warning that the popular...
[Pounds Sterling]10 Food-and-Wine Deals 'Fuelling Alcohol Abuse by Middle Classes'
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter WINE should be banned from supermarket meal deals because it fuels heavy drinking among middle-aged professionals, an alcohol abuse charity said today. Campaigners gave a warning that the popular...
Premature Baby 'Killed by Nurse Errors and Equipment Shortages'
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter A PREMATURE baby died after blunders by nurses and equipment shortages at Great Ormond Street Hospital, an inquest heard today. Nurses looking after Poppy Davies admitted she died of a glucose overdose after...
Prince of Darkness; Afer Nightfall, Matt Hermer Rules London - Harry and Wills Dance to His Tune and the New Tories Tuck in at His Table. Lydia Slater Meets the Boujis Man
Byline: Lydia Slater I make certain assumptions about Matt Hermer before we meet. After all, he's a self-made millionaire, owner of an absurdly successful nightclub and several bars, and parties with princes. So when I arrive at the South Kensington...
Purple Patch on Its Way for Nice-Guy Williams
Byline: Simon Milham EVAN WILLIAMS is one of those forward-thinking trainers that belie racing's stuffy image and the sport could do with more like him. Hopefully, Deep Purple can give him another big-race winner in tomorrow's Bet365 Charlie...
Racing Needs to Jump Away from Short-Sighted System; Tomorrow's First Major Race of the New National Hunt Season Reopens a Crucial Debate
Byline: Simon Milham JUMP racing is back with a vengence with tomorrow's Charlie Hall Chase -- and so is the debate over the merits of 48-hour declarations to be introduced for the whole of the sport. Their introduction on the Flat, in August...
Recession Slashes [Pounds Sterling]3bn off Olympics 'Dividend'
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE recession has wiped [pounds sterling]3 billion off the value of the Olympic economic "dividend", a study claims today. The 2012 Games will now boost Britain's GDP by only [pounds sterling]6...
Rise in Hyperactive Children Being Treated with Drugs
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter SOARING numbers of children are receiving drugs to treat hyperactivity and depression, figures show today. More than 420,000 prescriptions were issued to children under 16 with attention deficit hyperactivity...
Sam's Tears for Film Mentor Minghella
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent ARTIST turned movie director Sam Taylor-Wood broke down in tears as she tried to dedicate her first full-length film to her late mentor Anthony Minghella. Speaking at the world premiere of Nowhere...
Sam Taylor-Wed; Artist-Turned-Film Director Set to Marry Her Leading Man -- 23 Years Her Junior
Byline: Olivia Cole ARTIST and film-maker Sam Taylor-Wood has celebrated the critical acclaim for her debut feature about the early life of John Lennon by announcing she plans to marry its 19-year-old star, Aaron Johnson. Taylor-Wood, 42, a key...
Second Wave of Swine Flu Leaves 24 in London Fighting for Life
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter MORE than 20 people with swine flu are dangerously ill as doctors warn that a second wave is hitting London. New figures show at least 24 people are being treated for the virus in intensive care wards across...
SEX AND THE SIXTIES; an Adaptation of Journalist Lynn Barber's Memoir of Her Days as a Suburban Schoolgirl Brilliantly Captures the Spirit of Its Age; FILM OF THE WEEK
Byline: Andrew O'Hagan AN EDUCATION Cert 12A, 100 mins **** I ONCE asked an older friend of mine what it was like in the Fifties. "It was like living in the dark," she said, "and in the Sixties it was as if somebody had turned the lights on."...
Sorry, Andre, but You Should Have the Book Thrown at You
Byline: John Inverdale THESE are tough times for sports autobiographies. The avalanche of post-Ashes books are sitting largely unwanted on the shelves of the nation's bookshops and now, just in time for the Christmas market, comes Andre Agassi's...
Sorry, Andre, but You Should Have the Book Thrown at You
Byline: John Inverdale THESE are tough times for sports autobiographies. The avalanche of post-Ashes books are sitting largely unwanted on the shelves of the nation's bookshops and now, just in time for the Christmas market, comes Andre Agassi's...
STABBED AS HE SAVED CHILDREN FROM MOB; CHURCH WORKER FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER ATTACK AT ANTI-CRIME EVENT; VICTIM IS HAILED A HERO FOR TACKLING GANG OF 30 YOUTHS; Hero Knifed as He Fought off Gang
Byline: Peter Dominiczak and Justin Davenport A CHURCH worker is fighting for life after he was stabbed while protecting a group of children from a gang. The 41-year-old father of four, named by friends as Simon Somerville, was attacked outside...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Sometimes petty disagreements are nothing more than that. Now, however, it seems that one persistent issue is only the tip of the iceberg. Pretend it's unimportant and in a short time not...
Stars; Star Turns
Scorpio 23 Oct - 21 Nov Usually you'd avoid revealing certain facts. Now circumstances demand you discuss these openly. Horrifying as this seems, once you're talking openly, you'll see how much easier life is without having to conceal them. And,...
Stitch-Up So Blair Won't Be President of Europe; Sarkozy and Merkel in Secret Deal to Back Rival Candidate
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor TONY BLAIR'S chances of becoming EU President looked all but dead today after France and Germany signalled they had a rival candidate. French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivered a body blow to the former...
Sushi, Cocktails and Male Escorts ... the Women's Institute, Inner-City Style
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THEY might make sushi instead of jam, and their guest speakers are more risque than the average local historian - but this is still the WI. The first formal meeting of the Borough branch of the...
Ten-Year-Old Boys Held over 'Rape' of Girl, 8, in Playground
Byline: Justin Davenport and Miranda Bryant PARENTS living near a park where an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two primary schoolboys today spoke of their fears of letting their children out unsupervised. Police were today questioning...
The Cost of MPs' Second Jobs
ON THE one hand, MPs claim the long hours demanded of them mean that a second home close to Parliament is an absolute requirement, and accuse Sir Christopher Kelly of being ignorant of the job they do. At the same time, they argue strongly for the...
The Fight of the Week; Mark Ellwood on a Manhattan Mobile Mystery
Byline: Mark Ellwood For the first three months of last year, Manhattan-based interior designer Nina Freudenberger, 29, thought she'd bought a faulty mobile phone. It would ring up to seven times a day, but no one was on the other end. And strangely,...
The Knowledge; What to Watch, Buy and Shriek at This Week
'She's a lovely lady. I don't remember what she said to me, but I wanted to go up to her and say, "Adopt me!"' Freida Pinto gets carried away a er meeting Angelina Jolie Question of the week Trick or treat? Trick 17% Treat 79% Both...
The Premier League
BOLTON v CHELSEA Tomorrow, 3pm, Reebok Stadium Anybody sporting a runny nose or complaining of a few aches and pains at Chelsea's Cobham training ground this week will have been slapped into quarantine faster than a French dog, following suggestions...
THE ROCK FAN'S GUIDE TO JAZZ; the London Jazz Festival Swings into Town Next Month - It's Time to Learn to Love the J-Word. Richard Godwin Takes You from A to Z
Byline: Richard Godwin THOSE schooled in rock tend to have one of two reactions to jazz: either they think it's pretentious or they find it impenetrably difficult. Both stances are silly, I have come to realise, closing off an entire ocean of music...
The Slick of It; on Television
Byline: David Sexton THE THICK OF IT BBC2, Saturday WONDERLAND: THE BRITISH IN BED BBC2, Thursday IT'S a bit of a one-trick pony, The Thick of It. Just another sitcom now. Nothing wrong with that, of course, no reason actually to call a halt...
THE STARS HOPING TO PAVE LONDON'S STREETS WITH GOLD; as the Countdown Begins Tomorrow to the London Olympics in 2012, These British Sportsmen and Women Are Already on the Road to Glory. Ciaran McAuley and Matthew Beard Report
Byline: Ciaran Mcauley And Matthew Beard PHILLIPS IDOWU, 30 TRIPLE JUMP Arguably the biggest success story of the athletics season came as he was crowned world triple jump champion with a personal best leap just when, aged 30, he threatened to be...
'The Wire' Comparisons Can Go, Says Met Chief as Murders Fall
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent LONDON'S murder rate is falling to a 28-year low after campaigns against gangs and youth violence. There have been 106 killings in London so far this year -- 30 fewer than the same period last year....
Two Boys Held over 'Rape' of Girl, Eight
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent TWO 10-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of raping an eight-year-old girl in west London. The girl claims she was attacked as she played with the boys in a park near her home in Hayes....
Vintage Port; with Its Pristine Coastline, Medieval Streets and Burgeoning Arts Scene, No Wonder Dubrovnik Is a Draw for Hollywood's Finest. Andy Barker Drops Anchor
Byline: Andy Barker In the last few years, Dubrovnik has become a fixture for culture-hungry celebrities, idling their way across the Med on superyachts the size of small hotels. As our local friend Adila showed us around, she reeled off recent...
Wallaby Woes a Boost for Johnson as He Bids to Patch Up Injury-Hit England; Team Manager Is without 12 Players for Opening Test but Tourists Have Their Own Problems
Byline: Chris Jones MARTIN JOHNSON is taking comfort from Australia's misfortune as he tries to assemble an England side capable of getting revenge on the Wallabies. Twelve months ago, Australia won 28-14 at Twickenham to inflict the first defeat...
War as National Express Hit by Spanish Inquisition
Byline: Robert Lea CIVIL WAR has broken out at National Express with its major-shareholding deputy chairman saying the stricken train and coach group's management do not know what they are doing. The fear is that the Cosmens, the Spanish family...
We May Pay a Ransom, Say Family of Yacht Couple Held by Pirates
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Benedict Moore-Bridger THE family of the British couple kidnapped by pirates while they slept aboard their yacht said today they were not ruling out paying a ransom. Paul and Rachel Chandler have been held captive since...
We Must Find the Type of Quality Kids That Arsenal Produce, Says Redknapp
Byline: Mihir Bose HARRY REDKNAPP has admitted that Tottenham have to start matching Arsenal's impressive record of youth recruitment if they are ever going to eclipse their north London rivals. The teams meet tomorrow for the first time in the...
We're Bearing Up, Says Hostage Briton as Pirates Threaten Months of Captivity
Byline: Kiran randhawa THE British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates could be held for months, their captors said today. Paul and Rachel Chandler were taken hostage a week ago after armed men stormed their yacht in the Indian Ocean. A spokesman...
What Blair Would Lose as President
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor THE former Prime Minister faces public scrutiny of his private business deals and the loss of millions of pounds of income if he is appointed as EU President. Tony Blair's new charities -- his Faith...
WI Mixes Cocktails and Male Escorts
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THEY may make sushi instead of jam, and their guest speakers are more risque than the average local historian, but this is still the WI. The first formal meeting of the Borough branch of the Women's...
Win a Samsung Hd Camcorder; Codeword
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, this HD Camcorder is ultra-compact and its sleek frame allows users to grip the camcorder more comfortably, reducing stress on the wrist or arm. Sharing is also simplified as the...
With Trouble in Mind
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS THEATRE MRS KLEIN Almeida, N1 MELANIE Klein was a pioneering psychologist in the Twenties and Thirties. Iconoclastic and theoretically adventurous, she made an especially significant contribution to the understanding of children's...
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