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Articles from September 9, 2008

(1) BLAIR AXES RACE ACCUSER IN SHOWDOWN (2) Mayor: Best Decision for Policing in London
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT POLICE chief Tarique Ghaffur was personally stripped of his duties in a face to face meeting with Sir Ian Blair today. Britain's most senior Asian officer was "temporarily relieved" of being in charge of the Olympics...
(1) Murray Will Win a Slam, Says Federer (2) Roger Tips Andy to Go All the Way to the Top ; (1) Silver Dream: Britain's Andy Murray Ponders What Might Have Been after Losing to Roger Federer in Last Night's US Open Final (2) Feeling the Heat: Andy Murray
Byline: CHRIS JONES ROGER FEDERER claimed he felt "invincible" after destroying Andy Murray to win the US Open and then predicted the British No1 would become a Grand Slam champion. The world No2 used the loss of his beloved Wimbledon crown as...
(1) 'WE'LL PROVE GANG TRIED TO BLOW UP JETS' (2) Liquids Ban in Luggage Must Stay, Airlines Told
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM (1) Security check: baggage restrictions imposed at Heathrow. after the terror threat was discovered will carry on despite airline chiefs lobbying for them to cease (2) In the dock: from left, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar...
?2Bn Shortfall in Cash Needed to Upgrade Tube
Byline: DICK MURRAY AN ALERT over a ?2 billion black hole in plans to upgrade three key Tube lines was issued today. The gap has opened up between the total amount the private sector consortium estimates it will have to spend by 2017 and the...
A Future Tory Cabinet. at Least According to Tatler
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK, ROBERT MENDICK TORY politicians have never looked so good. Thanks to society magazine Tatler, 10 young Conservatives billed as the party's stars of the future were treated to a makeover, transforming them from dour political...
Andy Will Win a Slam, Insists Fed; Silver Dream: Britain's Andy Murray Ponders What Might Have Been after Losing to Roger Federer in Last Night's US Open Final
ROGER FEDERER claimed he felt "invincible" after destroying Andy Murray to win the US Open and then predicted the British No1 would become a Grand Slam champion, writes Chris Jones in New York. The world No2 used the loss of his beloved Wimbledon...
Attenborough Returns to Apes; Life- Changing: Sir David Attenborough with the Gorillas in the 1978 Life on Earth Film
Byline: LOUISE JURY SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH is to host the charity premiere of a film chronicling the lives of the mountain gorillas with whom he was famously filmed for Life On Earth. The TV zoologist will present Titus, The Gorilla King, to...
Bacon Triptych at the Tate; Centenary Show: Francis Bacon's ?43 Million Triptych, Inspired by Greek Mythology, Is One of 70 Masterpieces in a Retrospective That Opens at Tate Britain on Thursday
Byline: LOUISE JURY YOU might not be able to pay ?43 million to own a Francis Bacon triptych. But for the next four months, you can visit Tate Britain and see the three-part work that set a world record for Bacon at auction in New York in May....
Britain 'Has Failed to Cut Primary Class Sizes'
Byline: TIM ROSS MINISTERS have failed to cut class sizes despite spending billions of pounds on schools, a major international report found today. Only Turkey, Japan and Korea have more children in a typical primary school class than the UK,...
Capello's the Ideal Man to Teach Us How to Be Pass Masters, Says Cole; Model Pupil: Joe Cole Believes England Will Learn to Play with More Intelligence under the Guidance of Fabio Capello
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER ENGLAND may have failed their recent tests but Joe Cole is convinced Fabio Capello is the man who can transform them by getting the team to play intelligently. The midfielder admits they have struggled in recent years because...
City Lawyers Fear Good Times Are Over
Byline: JOSHUA ROZENBERG JUDGING by the latest figures, City solicitors are the last to feel the effects of the credit crunch. Clifford Chance remains the world's largest law firm by gross fee income, with turnover of ?1329 million. Herbert Smith...
Clarke Is Target for Blues Hero Zola at the Hammers
Byline: KEN DYER GIANFRANCO ZOLA will move for Chelsea's Steve Clarke as his No2 after being unveiled as West Ham's new manager on Thursday. The Italian knows Clarke well from his playing career at Stamford Bridge and is keen to utilise the Scot's...
Clarke Is Target for Blues Hero Zola at the Hammers
Byline: KEN DYER GIANFRANCO ZOLA will move for Chelsea's Steve Clarke as his No2 after being unveiled as West Ham's new manager on Thursday. The Italian knows Clarke well from his playing career at Stamford Bridge and is keen to utilise the Scot's...
Clarke Is Target for Blues Hero Zola at the Hammers
Byline: KEN DYER GIANFRANCO ZOLA will move for Chelsea's Steve Clarke as his No2 after being unveiled as West Ham's new manager on Thursday. The Italian knows Clarke well from his time at Stamford Bridge and is keen to utilise the Scot's experience...
Countdown to Man's Big Bang; Radio Special: A One-Off Edition of Torchwood Will Feature the LHC
Byline: MARK PRIGG SCIENTISTS are today preparing to switch on the world's biggest scientific experiment. The ?5 billion Large Hadron Collider aims to recreate the conditions moments after the Big Bang that created the universe. To do this,...
Cowdery Hires Tiner for ?1Bn Float Move; Resolution Chief: Former FSA Boss John Tiner Is Now Working for Clive Cowdery
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CLIVE COWDERY today announced that he will float his financial services restructuring firm Resolution on the stock market this year, raising at least ?1 billion to fund new takeovers and deals. In a major coup, Cowdery also...
Defoe Would Take Share of Points in Match Fabio's Men Must Not Lose; No Way Through: The Andorran Defence Foil Jermain Defoe on Saturday
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON JERMAIN DEFOE has admitted England would be happy with a draw in Croatia tomorrow. The Croats completed the double over England to knock them out of Euro 2008 at the qualifying stage, and Saturday's 2-0 win over Andorra...
Don't Strike over Pay, PM and Darling Urge Unions
Byline: JOE MURPHY, DICK MURRAY ALISTAIR DARLING and Gordon Brown today urged the trade unions to back away from a winter of pay disputes, saying it could undermine economic recovery. In a keynote speech to the Trades Union Congress, the Chancellor...
Don't Tell Me about Being Sold Down the River
Byline: DEBORAH COLLCUTT FRIENDS bemoaning the fall in property prices get short shrift from me at the moment, I'm afraid. "Try having a flat that has not only gone down in value and is utterly unsellable but is also uninhabitable and only a...
Drink Has Done for the Bar Where I Met Bacon
Byline: WILL SELF I HAVE mixed feelings about the threatened closure of the Colony Room Club in Soho, which comes in the same week that a major exhibition of its most famous member Francis Bacon opens at Tate Britain. As a na?ve 18-year-old,...
'Focus on 2012 Gold Puts Olympics Legacy at Risk'
Byline: JOE MURPHY AN ADVOCATE of grassroots sports facilities today accuses the Culture Secretary of adopting an elitist policy that puts winning Olympic medals ahead of mass participation. Alison Moore-Gwyn, chief executive of Fields in Trust,...
'Focus on 2012 Gold Threatens Games Legacy'
Byline: JOE MURPHY AN advocate of grassroots sports facilities today accuses the Culture Secretary of adopting an elitist policy that puts winning Olympic medals ahead of mass participation. Alison Moore-Gwyn, chief executive of Fields in Trust,...
Game, Set and Match to Petchey as Former Protege Gets Masterclass in the Meadows; Big Hand: Mark Petchey Delivered Facts and Patriotism in Equal Measure
Byline: JAMES OLLEY SKY owe Andy Murray big time. Although Setanta appear to be doing their level best to alienate as many as possible, the Irish broadcaster landing the rights to England matches was a significant blow to Sky's monopoly on sport...
Hamilton to Blame for Spa Farce, Says Massa
Byline: David Smith FELIPE MASSA today slammed world title rival Lewis Hamilton for the overtaking manoeuvre that could cost the British driver his victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton's McLaren team have vowed to fight the decision of...
Help the Poor, Darling Warns Energy Giants; Another Treasury Bungle. a Foreign Office Limousine Was Being Driven from the Treasury in Whitehall Today When the Driver Found It Airborne. Security Bollards Had Been Unexpectedly Raised While the Car Was Driving over Them
Byline: JOE MURPHY, DICK MURRAY ALISTAIR DARLING today accused the big energy firms of doing too little to help to the poor. A week ago after the fuel companies rebuffed government pressure on them to give ?100 heating vouchers to needy people,...
Help the Poor, Darling Warns Energy Giants; Begging Bowl: Darling and Brown Will Sit Down with Union Leaders in Brighton Tonight in the Hope of Extracting More Cash to Bale out Labour
Byline: JOE MURPHY, DICK MURRAY ALISTAIR DARLING today accused the big energy firms of doing too little to help to the poor. A week ago after the fuel companies rebuffed government pressure on them to give ?100 heating vouchers to needy people,...
I Am the Real Agent of Change, Says Obama
Byline: PAUL THOMPSON BARACK OBAMA attacked his rival John McCain as a hypocrite, saying he was trying to fool the voters into believing he wanted change. With Mr McCain surging ahead in the polls, Mr Obama used some of his toughest language...
I Feared I'd Be Dumped in Desert by Al Jazeera TV Bosses; Seeking Damages: Josephine Burgin Claims She Was Humiliated by Bosses at Al Jazeera
Byline: AMAR SINGH A FORMER television executive told a tribunal today she was too scared to threaten legal action while working for Al Jazeera because she feared being dumped in the Qatari desert. Josephine Burgin, who was head of planning for...
In Brief
Bermuda gives Omega a tax lift LLOYD'S insurer Omega today said it expects to be paying less than 10% tax for the year because it shipped out of London to base its domicile in Bermuda. The extraordinarily low level of duties paid by the group highlights...
Innovators Box Themselves in; Learning to Fly: A Woman Tries to Reconstruct the Life of Her Wartime Fighter Pilot Grandfather in Helium
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD SITE-SPECIFIC theatre pioneers Punchdrunk have challenged audiences to reconsider their viewing experience. Wandering through performance spaces and mingling with loitering actors, we the paying customers are no longer passive...
Inquest at LSE into Computer Breakdown; Halted: The Trading Suspension Was an Embarrassment for Clara Furse
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE London Stock Exchange today launched a full-scale investigation into the technical glitch that yesterday halted trading for seven hours in a highly embarrassing day for the City. Chief executive Dame Clara Furse was left...
I Won't Be Joining the Mumtrepreneurs
Byline: CATHERINE OSTLER ISN'T it exhausting being a working mother? You've got one eye on the glass ceiling and the other on an alternative universe involving the latest Cath Kidston oilcloth laden with freshly baked meringues in your farmhouse...
Joke Is on England as Bilic Turns Hammers Talk to His Advantage; Happy in His Work: Slaven Bilic during the Euro .2008 Qualifying Campaign (Far Left); with Luka Modric (above) and Playing His Guitar (Left)
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT IS typical of Slaven Bilic that, while uncertainty has been gripping Zagreb about his career intentions following tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against England, he has still been able to use all the fevered speculation which...
Joke Is on England as Bilic Turns Hammers Talk to His Advantage; Happy in His Work: Slaven Bilic during the Euro 2008 Qualifying Campaign (Far Left); with Luka Modric (above) and Playing His Guitar (Left)
Byline: IAN CHADBAND IT IS typical of Slaven Bilic that, while uncertainty has been gripping Zagreb about his career intentions following tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against England, he has been able to use all the fevered speculation which accompanies...
Labour Failing to Portray Tories as 'Right-Wing'
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL LABOUR'S campaign to portray the Tories as dangerous Right-wingers was in disarray today. A leaked document revealed that party chiefs have admitted they are struggling to convince voters that David Cameron's Tories are...
Lessons of the Air Terror Trial
UP TO five of those involved with the al Qaeda airline bomb plotters have walked free after the jury failed to convict them, raising questions about how such proceedings should be conducted in future. Three British Muslims Tanvir Hussain, Assad...
Lessons of the Air Terror Trial
UP TO five of those involved with the al Qaeda airline bomb plotters remain at large after the jury failed to convict them on all the charges brought in a ?10 million trial, raising questions about how these proceedings should be conducted in future....
Markets' Rally Fades on Bailout and Oil Blow; Halted: The Trading Suspension Was an Embarrassment for Dame Clara Furse
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN, NICK GOODWAY THE rally in world stock markets petered out tonight as oil prices continued to slide ever closer to $100, and on reports that talks about a Koreanfunded bailout for troubled investment Lehman Brothers had ended....
Mark Wasn't Aiming at Police When They Shot Him Says Mother; Stand-Off: Armed Police at the Scene of the Siege in Markham Square. Barrister Mark Saunders, 32, Died after Being Shot at Least Five Times at His ?2.2 Million Home
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE barrister shot dead by police in the Chelsea siege was holding his shotgun "limply" and was not aiming it at firearms officers when he was killed, his mother has said. The claim on the eve of a landmark legal action...
Minister Joins Tory Call for Happiness
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL MAKING people happier should be given a greater priority in Government policy, a Cabinet minister said today. James Purnell echoed David Cameron's call for people's wellbeing to be pushed up the political agenda. "In...
MoD Bags Another Windfall from ?275M QinetiQ Sell-Off
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE Government is set to net a further ?275 million from the controversial sell-off of the defence research and technology business QinetiQ. The flotation of QinetiQ by the Ministry of Defence in early 2006 bagged the taxpayer...
Mother 'Killed Toddler Placed on Risk Register'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A BABY boy had his spine broken by being bent over backwards with considerable force at the climax of eight months of violence at home that led to his death, the Old Bailey heard today. The 17-month-old had been placed on...
Murray Ready to Join Major League
Byline: CHRIS JONES (1) Consolation prize: Andy Murray and Roger Federer exchange words at the net after a US Open final which the Swiss won convincingly (2) Silence of the slams a stony-faced Andy Murray Looks on as Roger Federer Lifts the US Open...
Murray Will Win a Slam, Says Federer; (1)Silver Dream: Britain's Andy Murray Ponders What Might Have Been after Losing to Roger Federer in Last Night's US Open Final (2)Feeling the Heat: Andy Murray
Byline: CHRIS JONES ROGER FEDERER claimed he felt "invincible" after destroying Andy Murray to win the US Open and then predicted the British No1 would become a Grand Slam champion. The world No2 used the loss of his beloved Wimbledon crown as...
My ?14,000 Facelift for Forty Somethings; Subtly Different: Caroline Cassidy before (above Left) and after (above Right) Having Cosmetic Surgery on Her Eyes, Cheeks, Jawline and Nose
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS My face hasn't collapsed, but it's starting to. I'm tall and slim but over the past three years my skin has been losing its firmness. There are dark circles under my eyes, more crow's feet and the skin under my neck is...
'My Son Was Not Aiming at Police When They Shot Him'; Siege: Barrister Mark Saunders, 32, Died after Being Shot at Least Five Times at His ?2.2 Million Home in Chelsea
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE barrister shot dead by police in the Chelsea siege was holding his shotgun "limply" and was not aiming it at firearms officers when he was killed, his mother has said. The claim on the eve of a landmark legal action...
Nothing but Praise for Kate in This Captivating Yarn; (1) Bravura Performance: Kate Beckinsale at the Premiere in Toronto of the Political Drama Nothing but the Truth in Which She Plays a Journalist Who Refuses to Reveal Her Sources (2) Principle: Beckinsale as Armstrong Behind Bars
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK REVIEW Nothing But The Truth Toronto Film Festival **** THE Toronto Film Festival has developed a reputation for being a launching pad for Oscar-night winners. With her bravura turn in Rod Lurie's engrossing political...
Number of Women in Top Legal Jobs at High
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ THE number of women landing senior positions with top law firms has reached a new high, according to research. About 19.6 per cent of partners in the top 100 UK firms are now female an increase of 0.6 per cent on the past...
Number of Women in Top Legal Jobs Hits New High; Optimistic: Nicky Paradise, Managing Partner at Nabarro, Said Flexible Working Patterns Will Boost the Number of Women
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ THE number of women landing senior positions with leading law firms has reached a new high, according to research. Around 19.6 per cent of partners in the top 100 UK firms are now female an increase of 0.6 per cent on the...
Number of Women in Top Legal Jobs Hits New High; Optimistic: Nicole Paradise, Managing Partner at Nabarro, Said Flexible Working Patterns Will Boost the Number of Women
Byline: RASHID RAZAQ THE number of women landing senior positions with leading law firms has reached a new high, according to research. Around 19.6 per cent of partners in the top 100 UK firms are now female an increase of 0.6 per cent on the...
Open House Takes Public Behind the Capital's Green Doors; Sneak Preview: This Refitted Seventies Office Building in Hanover Square Uses the Natural Light to Regulate the Temperature Inside
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK FROM landmark office towers to historic almshouses, a record number of buildings will admit the public this month for Open House weekend. The annual event gives curious visitors the chance to peek inside some of London's...
Profit-Takers on Prowl after Bounce Is Missed
Byline: MICKEY CLARK IT was business as usual on the London Stock Exchange today well almost. Looking on the bright side, yesterday's loss of trading meant that City investors could bypass the subsequent "dead cat bounce" enjoyed by other global...
Reasons to Be Cheerful despite the Downturn
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling says this is potentially the worst recession for 60 years, the influential Parisbased OECD thinks Britain will be the only Western economy to have a recession this year, and the stock market took...
Seven Face Retrial over 'Jets Plot'; in the Dock: From Left, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain Convicted of Conspiracy to Murder. Mohammed Gulzar Cleared. Jury Failed to Reach Verdict on Four on Right, Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan, Waheed Zaman and Umar Islam
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM PROSECUTORS are to seek a full retrial of seven men accused of conspiring to blow up transatlantic airliners flying from Heathrow. The decision comes after the failure by a jury to convict them over the key charge that...
'She Helped My Daughter through Cancer Treatment'; "Screams of Fear": Lisa Collins, above, with Mother Jill Was Helped through Her Treatment by Julia Solano, Right, at the University College London Hospital
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD LISA COLLINS, 16, was diagnosed with a lifethreatening tumour only two years after helping her mother Jill to beat breast cancer. The teenager from west London was found in March to have Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare disease...
'She Helped My Daughter through Cancer Treatment'; "Screams of Fear": Lisa Collins, above, with Mother Jill, Was Helped through Her Treatment by Julia Solano, Right, at University College London Hospital
Byline: SOPHIE GOODCHILD TEENAGER Lisa Collins was diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour only two years after helping her mother Jill to beat breast cancer. The 16-year-old from west London was found in March to have Hodgkin's lymphoma, a...
Should Lloyd's Be Listed? Standing the Test of Time: The Lloyd's Building, Described as "Hideous" by the City of London Planning Committee, Is an Icon of the Night Skyline (above) and a Colourful Tenant on Leadenhall Street by Day, Right
Byline: ROWAN MOORE THIS has become one of the I-don't-believe-it moments of modern life: the news that some building, barely out of moody, antisocial adolescence, has been proposed for listing as a building of historic and/or architectural interest....
Stammering; (1) No Laughing Matter: Michael Palin Says He Could Not Have Played the Stammering Hitman in A Fish Called Wanda While His Father Was Alive (2) Coping Famously: Stammerers Margaret Drabble, Rowan Atkinson and Gareth Gates
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS YOU find the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children (a title that can't help but have a Pythonesque air to it) above a shabby, unloved health centre off Farringdon Road. The dingy stairwell and peeling paint belie its...
Stop This Corporate Tax Sham
A HEDGE fund is leaving London, HSBC has muttered about leaving and Boris Johnson is panicking: another normal week in the game of corporate bluff in pursuit of low or no tax that the City now considers a sport. Companies have a real advantage in...
Suffering from Tired Post-Holiday Hair? Sophia Money-Coutts Gets Her Shine Back with a New Range of Organic Products
Byline: Sophia Money-Coutts What is it? a deep-conditioning session using John Masters Organics products, a cult new brand from america that has recently arrived in the UK. What does it claim? To restore lacklustre hair to gleaming health. ...
Thailand PM Forced out for Hosting Cookery Show; Wok and a Hard Place: Former Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej at a Cookery Workshop in Bangkok, When He Was the City's Mayor
Byline: TERRY KIRBY THAILAND'S prime minister Samak Sundaravej the first celebrity chef to lead a nation was today ordered to resign after a court declared he had violated the country's constitution by appearing on his own TV cookery show. Mr...
The Ashes Factor Sees Vaughan Hang on to Contract; Down and Out: Michael Vaughan Has Struggled for Runs with England and Yorkshire
Byline: David Lloyd ENGLAND have kept Michael Vaughan on their full-time payroll and insist the former England captain still has a part to play in regaining the Ashes next year. Vaughan, who quit as skipper last month and made himself unavailable...
The Bonking Don Brings Mozart to the Masses; Getting Up to What He Shouldn't: Simon Keenleyside Is Delicious as Don Giovanni despite an Undelicious Long Red Wig
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS OPERA Don Giovanni Covent Garden .. . . . . "FANCY an evening of sex and violence?" the Sun asked its readers, urging them to satisfy their desires with a night at the opera. Actually some of us have been hanging around...
The Critics' Choice
The Duchess Cert 12A, 110 mins Keira Knightley glows and Ralph Fiennes glowers as ill-matched aristos in an overcrowded marriage. RocknRolla Cert 15, 114 mins Guy Ritchie's latest catches a manic gangster atmosphere as sex and drugs blur judgment...
The Great Britons Who Support Our Campaign
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA, SRI CARMICHAEL GOLD-MEDAL cyclists Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins backed the Evening Standard campaign for a lasting London 2012 legacy today. The pair, who won five golds between them in Beijing, called for the Olympics...
The Truth about Veggies; (1) No Meat, Thanks: (Clockwise from above) Lily Cole, Paul and Stella McCartney, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, Joanna Lumley, Russell Brand and Fearne Cotton (2) Cheer Up: Kids Are Getting More Worried
Byline: Dr Mark Porter MEAT-eaters could make a significant contribution to the fight against global warming by having a meat-free day every week, according to one of the United Nations leading experts on climate change. Factors such as deforestation,...
Third of Workers Were Born Abroad
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM MORE than one third of people working in London were born abroad, according to new government figures. Out of a total London workforce of 3.6 million, more than 1.3 million were born overseas. The figures, from the Office...
Travel Operators Gain from Fall in Price of Oil
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE price of oil was today falling back toward $100 a barrel for the first time in five months after the Opec cartel signalled there would be no need to make cuts in production in order to underpin the price. Opec insisted...
Travel Operators Gain from Fall in Price of Oil
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE price of oil slumped to below $105 a barrel for the first time in five months today after the Opec cartel signalled there would be no need to make cuts in production in order to underpin the price. Opec insisted the oil...
US Pledges 'Quiet Surge' in Afghanistan Troops
Byline: AMY IGGULDEN THOUSANDS more US soldiers will be sent to Afghanistan as part of a "quiet surge" to combat the Taliban, George Bush will say today. The US president is expected to reveal that 4,500 troops will be redeployed to the country...
Verdict Was Interrupted by Holidays and Illness
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THE liquid bombs trial was plagued by delays, illness and technical problems. The jury deliberated for just 52 hours but their discussions were interrupted by a summer holiday, frequent sickness and breaks for other reasons....
We Expect Astonishing Leaps Forward
Byline: PROFESSOR GEOFF HALL IT is hard to overestimate the importance of the Large Hadron Collider. The project could answer fundamental questions about mass in the universe, and over time give us some astonishing leaps forward. Already areas...
We Need to Be Brave - and Scale Back the 2012 Games; Size Matters: With Less Than Four Years to Go, We Must Be Realistic about What Can Be Achieved and Proceed with Conviction
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST WHILE swimming with my youngest son on Sunday morning I was aware of two girls, no more than eight years old, racing each other. Every sinew was stretched as they went for it, head to head, over two lengths "like in the...
What Else Is New
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY Turnage Premiere: Chicago SO/Haitink Royal Albert Hall .. . . . . READ OUR ARTS BLOGS ... thisislondon.co.uk/artsblogs PITY the poor composer whose music has to precede Mahler's Sixth Symphony, which, clocking in at...
What's in Your Handbag? Heathcliff, and Homer Too; Eco-Friendly: For the More Conscientious Student, the eReader Could Spell an End to Back Strain and Help to Save the Rainforest
MY-16 year-old daughter Frankie, who started her A-level studies last week, test-drove the eReader over the weekend. Here is her verdict: Perhaps I'm the odd one out of my generation, since we're general ly portrayed as being all about the next gadget,...
Woman 'Kills Baby Son on At-Risk Register'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A BABY boy had his back broken at the climax of eight months of violence leading to his death, the Old Bailey heard today. The 17-month-old had been placed on Haringey council's child protection register eight months before...
Yard Forced to Arrest Suspects after 'Leader' Seized in Pakistan; Bottled Terror: The Contents of a Cupboard Shown to the Jury
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT PETER CLARKE, the former head of the Counter Terrorism Command who led the liquid bomb plot inquiry, described today how British police were forced to act to smash the bomb plot after the arrest of a man in Pakistan. ...
Yes, This Could Be a Real Page-Turner for HMV
Byline: NICK GOODWAY WATERSTONE'S had something of a coup last week, gaining the exclusive rights to launch the Sony eReader the first true electronic book reader to make it to these shores. Simon Fox, chief executive of Waterstone's owner HMV,...
Yes, This Could Be a Real Page-Turner for HMV; Eco-Friendly: For the More Conscientious Student, the eReader Could Spell an End to Back Strain and Help to Save the Rainforest
Byline: NICK GOODWAY MY 16-year-old daughter Frankie, who started her A-level studies last week, test-drove the eReader over the weekend. Here is her verdict: Perhaps I'm the odd one out of my generation, since we're generally portrayed as being...
You Can't Tell a Booker by Listening to the Judges
Byline: DAVID SEXTON TODAY the Man Booker shortlist is announced once again. How much respect should we pay it? A lot, a little or none at all? At the weekend, there was ever such a useful article that could help answer that question. A judge from...
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