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Articles from September 23, 2009

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Academic: Why I Said That Pretty Women Students Are a Perk
Byline: TerryKirby A UNIVERSITY vice-chancellor today defended his claim that attractive young female students are a "perk" to be enjoyed -- at a safe distance -- by older male academics. Dr Terence Kealey, of the University of Buckingham, prompted...
Academic: Why I Said That Pretty Women Students Are a Perk
Byline: Terry Kirby A UNIVERSITY vice-chancellor today defended his claim that attractive young female students are a "perk" to be enjoyed -- at a safe distance -- by older male academics. Dr Terence Kealey, of the University of Buckingham, prompted...
Aide Quits in Protest at Law Chief's Failure to Step Down
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor THE storm surrounding the Attorney General intensified today after a government aide quit in protest at her breach of immigration law. Labour MP Stephen Hesford resigned as a parliamentary private secretary...
A NEAT IDEA; Is This the Right Time to Prune? the Head of One of the UK's Finest Gardens Offers Advice
Byline: Pattie Barron WHEN is the right moment to prune? When you've got time. These encouraging words belonged to the late, great gardener Christopher Lloyd, who never did anything by the book -- and his legacy is one of the finest gardens in the...
Arsenal's Grandstand Project Opens ... but Flats Aren't Selling Any More
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor ARSENAL'S former Highbury Stadium will officially reopen tomorrow as a housing development, but about 80 "football flats" are still empty. The north London ground has been converted into 655 apartments...
Arsenal's Ground Project Opens. but Flats Aren't Selling Any More
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor ARSENAL'S former Highbury stadium will officially reopen tomorrow as a housing development, but about 80 "football flats" are empty. The north London ground has been converted into 655 apartments...
Ashkenazy Balances the Powerful and Popular; Classical
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON PHILHARMONIA/ASHKENAZY Festival Hall THESE are difficult times for the large orchestras, as for many, and interesting strategies are being employed to weather them. Like the LSO earlier this week, the Philharmonia has...
Attack Is the Best Form of Defence for Hamilton
Byline: Matt Majendie LEWIS HAMILTON will go all out in attack as he bids to win the final four races of the season, starting at Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. The defending champion has crashed out of the last two races on the calendar in Spa...
BACKSTAGE BEAUTY; from Buns on the Side to That 'I've Been in the Sea' Look, Here's the Inside Track on What's Hot at London Fashion Week
Byline: Bella Blissett WHILE you may be busy pondering which coat to buy this winter, over at the 25th london Fashion Week, couture tans, "greige" nails and SS10's new take on "beachy hair" fast forwarded us to sunny days and balmy nights. All this...
Banker 'Strangled Wife after Bugging Calls to Her Tennis Coach Lover'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A CITY bank executive strangled his wife who was having an affair with their son's tennis coach, the Old Bailey heard today. Neil Ellerbeck killed her because he was convinced she would leave him and...
Banks Don't Deserve More Capital; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton FUND managers were just beginning to think it was safe again to go out at night when the bankers decided to go mugging. First, news leaked that Lloyds wanted to raise [pounds sterling]15 billion, as much as possible of it...
Banks Don't Deserve More Capital; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton what they need. The only reason for giving more capital to the banks now would be because it would be enough once and for all to put them on an even keel. But though the two UK banks are only a part of this bigger IMF picture,...
Bearish Broker Says It's Chucking out Time for Vulnerable Pub Shares
Byline: Rosamund Urwin MARKET ROUND-UP PUB stocks now look about as appealing as a busy boozer's slop tray. That's the verdict of big-hitting broker UBS, which today advised dumping four of the biggest operators: Enterprise Inns, Marston's, Greene...
BEAUTIFUL BUILDING SYNDROME; after 20 Years with Her Late Husband Jan Kaplicky's Future Systems, Amanda Levete Has Unveiled Her First Big Solo Project Just off Oxford Street -- and It Has All of Her Old Partnership's Vision and Elegance
Byline: Rowan Moore Architecture critic IT IS LIKE a gleam in the clouds, or a flash of ship seen from a desert island. Or an inscrutable structure left behind by a lost civilisation in some post-holocaust sci-fi movie, to be wondered at by grunting,...
BORIS: I CAN'T AXE C-CHARGE ZONE; MAYOR FORCED TO BREAK PLEDGE ON WESTERN EXTENSION; TRANSPORT CASH CRISIS MEANS HE NEEDS [Pounds sterling]55M FEES; Mayor's Blames U-Turn over Scrapping Western C-Charge on Lack of Cash; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter PLANS to scrap the western extension of the congestion charge zone have been shelved because of the recession. Boris Johnson had promised to abolish the charge after a public consultation which had...
Boris Shelves Plan to Scrap C-Charge Western Zone; Mayor Blames U-Turn over Scrapping Western C-Charge on Lack of Cash
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter PLANS to scrap the western extension of the congestion charge zone have been delayed by up to a year Boris Johnson admitted today. The Mayor had promised to abolish the charge "by and hopefully before"...
Boris Shelves Plan to Scrap C-Charge Western Zone; Pledge to Scrap Western C-Charge Zone Was Just an Aspiration, Says Aide
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter PLANS to scrap the western extension of the congestion charge zone have been delayed by up to a year, Boris Johnson admitted today. The Mayor had promised to abolish the charge "by 2010 and hopefully...
Britain Set for Clash of the Nonentities
ANDY MURRAY will learn today where his Davis Cup team-mates will have to start the difficult job of repairing the nation's battered international tennis reputation, writes Chris Jones. The draw for the Euro/Africa Zone group two tie next March is...
BROWN DISMISSES THE HEALTH SLURS; I'M HEALTHY, FIT . AND I RUN A LOT SAYS EMBATTLED PM BUT EXLABOUR . MINISTER TELLS HIM: QUIT WITH DIGNITY; Brown Vows to Remain PM
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor GORDON BROWN today rejected persistent rumours that he could quit on health grounds, saying: "I'm healthy." The Prime Minister attempted to shrug off doubts that he would stay to fight the next election in...
BROWN DISMISSES THE HEALTH SLURS; I'M HEALTHY, FIT AND I RUN A LOT SAYS EMBATTLED PM BUT EX-LABOUR MINISTER TELLS HIM: QUIT WITH DIGNITY; Brown Vows to Remain PM
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor GORDON BROWN today rejected persistent rumours that he could quit on health grounds, saying: "I'm healthy." The Prime Minister tried to shrug off doubts that he would stay to fight the next election, telling...
Builders Get into Recovery Mode and Raise [Pounds Sterling]900m
Byline: Hugo Duncan HOUSEBUILDERS Barratt Developments and Redrow today tapped the City for almost [pounds sterling]900 million amid signs business is returning to levels not seen since before the collapse of Northern Rock. Barratt launched a...
Buoyant Builders Raising Cash as Business Perks Up
Byline: Hugo Duncan HOUSEBUILDERS Barratt Developments and Redrow today tapped the City for almost [pounds sterling]900 million amid signs business is returning to levels not seen since Northern Rock's collapsed. Barratt's [pounds sterling]720.5...
Buoyant Builders Raising Cash as Business Perks Up
Byline: Hugo duncan HoUSeBUILDerS Barratt Developments and redrow today tapped the City for almost [pounds sterling]900 million amid signs business is returning to levels not seen since Northern rock's collapsed. Barratt's [pounds sterling]720.5...
Burberry Bounce for Footsie as Boss Says Luxury Goods 'Can Only Get Better'
Byline: Rosamund Urwin MARKET ROUND-UP FORGET the pinstripes, checks were all the rage in the City today. Burberry shares shot up more than 7%, taking the fashion group to the top of the leaderboard at its new home in the FTSE 100 Index. Was...
Cahill Thunderbolt Adds to Zola's Gloom
Byline: Andrew Hodgson BOLTON 3 WEST HAM 1 THE statistics won't make pleasant reading for Gianfranco Zola today. Last night's reverse after extra-time at Bolton was the club's fourth defeat in seven matches this season. This was also the...
Calais Fears New 'Jungle' Camp of Migrants Is Already Growing
Byline: Peter Allen and Neil Millard in Calais SQUALID camps next to the derelict Hoverport in Calais are in danger of mushrooming into a new "Jungle" full of Britain-bound illegal migrants, it emerged today. Just 24 hours after a notorious camp...
Calais Fears New 'Jungle' Camp of Migrants Is Already Growing
Byline: Peter Allen and Neil Millard in Calais SQUALID camps next to the derelict Hoverport in Calais are in danger of mushrooming into a new "Jungle" full of Britain-bound illegal migrants, it emerged today. Just 24 hours after a notorious camp...
Capital Has the Fattest Children Aged 10 and 11
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter PARENTS will be told to make their children exercise after it emerged that London has the fattest 10 and 11-yearolds in the country. More than 36 per cent of children in that age group are overweight or obese...
Care Home Was Understaffed, Claims Fire Victim's Son
Byline: Felix Allen A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER who died in a fire at a care home could have been saved if there had been more staff on duty, her family claimed today. Vimlaben Patel, 85, who was confined to bed, died when a blaze broke out in her room...
Cash Shortage in Sweden as Helicopter Gang Steals [Pounds Sterling]130m
Byline: Allan Hall in Berlin THIEVES may have made off with more than [pounds sterling]130 million in local currency in a daring helicopter raid on a cash depot in Sweden today. Police have told businesses and banks in the capital Stockholm to...
Catt Backs Lamb to Cap Comeback with Call-Up
Byline: Chris Jones Sports Correspondent MIKE CATT has backed Ryan Lamb to force his way into Martin Johnson's England plans after helping the London Irish No10 recover from a nightmare debut against Saracens at Twickenham. Catt's long playing...
Cat That Refused to Golightly; Theatre Director Has Kittens over Tiffany's Felines
Byline: Louise Jury Chief arts Correspondent When theatre director Sean Mathias embarked on bringing Breakfast at tiffany's to the stage there were two crucial questions. Would holly golightly, as played by Anna Friel, sing Moon River as Audrey...
Catt Is Turning His Lamb into a Lion
Byline: Chris Jones Sports Correspondent MIKE CATT has backed Ryan Lamb to force his way into Martin Johnson's England plans after helping the London Irish No10 recover from a nightmare debut against Saracens at Twickenham. Catt's long playing...
Catt Is Turning His Lamb into a Lion
Byline: Chris Jones Sports Correspondent MIKE CATT has backed Ryan Lamb to force his way into Martin Johnson's England plans after helping the London Irish No recover from a nightmare debut against Saracens at Twickenham. Catt's long playing...
Charitable Funding for Local News Will Soon Be Reality; Imminent Deal Could Be a Major Fillip after Years of Under-Reporting of Local Law Courts and Councils; MEDIA ANALYSIS
Byline: Roy Greenslade RADICAL plans by Britain's leading news agency, the Press Association, to introduce "public service reporting" are well advanced. I understand that PA is days away from securing an agreement on funding from a charitable source....
Check out Who's in the Burberry Set; LONDON FASHION WEEK Evening Standard
Byline: Laura Craik Fashion Editor VAST anticipation -- check. Celebrity front row -- check. Clothes to set the tills ringing -- check. Like the perfect cocktail, the Burberry show was a heady, intoxicating mix of famous faces and fabulous clothes...
Claws out in Tiffany's Catfight; Co-Stars Battle for [Pounds Sterling]200-a-Day Theatre Role
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent TWO highly-paid cats are battling it out for the right to co-star with Anna Friel. Jasper and Bob are rivals for the crucial role of the cat in the new stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's in...
Clegg: Here's Why You Should Elect Me as Prime Minister
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent NICK CLEGG today presented himself as a future Prime Minister in a high-risk bid to convince voters to take his party seriously. But the Liberal Democrat leader's ambitious strategy was in...
Clegg: Here's Why You Should Elect Me as Prime Minister
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief political Correspondent NICK CLEGG today presented himself as a future Prime Minister in a high-risk bid to convince voters to take his party seriously. But the Liberal Democrat leader's ambitious strategy was in...
Clegg Turns on 'Hollow' Tories as Lib-Dems Threaten to Implode
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent NICK CLEGG tried to salvage a disastrous Liberal Democrat conference today by pleading with his supporters not to resort to the "hollow" Tories. Declaring that only the Lib-Dems offered "real...
Dashing Tale of Greed Romps into Town; Enron Scandal Makes Thrilling Night of Theatre
Byline: FIRST NIGHT ENRON Royal Court HENRY HITCHINGS "I'M not a bad man. I'm not an unusual man. I just wanted to change the world." Who is this -- Stalin, Isaac Newton, Kenny Everett? Why no, in Lucy Prebble's dashing play it is Jeffrey Skilling,...
Dashing Tale of Greed Romps into Town; Triumphant Transfer for Enron Drama; FIRST NIGHT
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS ENRON Royal Court **** "I'M not a bad man. I'm not an unusual man. I just wanted to change the world." Who is this - Stalin, Isaac Newton, Kenny Everett? Why no, in Lucy Prebble's dashing play it is Jeffrey Skilling,...
Determined Face of Kraft with a Huge Appetite for Cadbury's; INTERVIEW; Irene Rosenfeld Downplays City's Fears, and Says Buying Confectionery Favourite Is 'Right Step' for US Giant
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor WHEN I tell Irene Rosenfeld that I once ate 11 Cadbury's Creme Eggs in one sitting, to set what I believe is still a college record (oddly it's never been mentioned in the alumni newsletter), she has the grace...
Elite Met Units Are 'Closed Shop' for Ethnic Minorities
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent shops, rendering some units effectively impenetrable to black and ethnic minority officers and staff". It found good practice in specialist squads was isolated -- with the exception of the Operation Trident...
Elite Met Units 'Closed Shop for Minorities'
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent SPECIALIST squads in the Metropolitan Police are running effective "closed shops" against black and ethnic minority officers, an inquiry claimed today. The allegation is contained in an interim report...
ENJOY A SPA EVERY DAY; Bermondsey Spa Is Reinventing Itself for Young Home Buyers, Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles BERMONDSEY Spa: the place name is two words strangely at odds with each other. Bermondsey Spa? But history holds the answer. Victorian philanthropist Thomas Keyse created the spa on the meadowlands when a spring was found...
Finally Ready for His Debut, Zhirkov Is out to Make Up for Lost Time; the Russian's Introduction to Chelsea Has Not Been Smooth, but Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Byline: Simon Johnson YURI ZHIRKOV is no stranger to having to cope with tough starts in life, yet the Russian international is desperate to make up for lost time when he finally takes to the field for his official Chelsea debut against QPR in the...
Finally Ready for His Debut, Zhirkov Is out to Make Up for Lost Time; the Russian's Introduction to Chelsea Has Not Been Smooth but Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson TEAM NEWS YURI ZHIRKOV is no stranger to having to cope with tough starts in life, yet the Russia international is desperate to make up for lost time when he finally takes to the field for his official Chelsea debut against...
Footsie Has a Passion for Fashion as 'On Fire' Burberry Bounces to the Top
Byline: Rosamund Urwin MARKET ROUND-UP Forget the pinstripes, checks were all the rage in the City today. Burberry shares shot up more than 7%, taking the fashion group to the top of the leader board at its new home in the FtSe 100 index. Not only...
GREEN BLASTS TEAM AFTER ANOTHER HAMMER HORROR; Green Blasts Own Team
Byline: Ian Whittell ANGRY Robert Green has lashed out at his West Ham team-mates for getting above themselves after a disappointing 3-1 Carling Cup exit at Bolton last night, writes Ian Whittell. Leading thanks to Herita Ilunga's second-half...
GREEN BLASTS TEAM AFTER ANOTHER HAMMER HORROR; Green Blasts Own Team
ANGRY Robert Green has lashed out at his West Ham team-mates for getting above themselves after a disappointing Carling Cup exit at Bolton last night, writes Ian Whittell. Leading thanks to Herita Ilunga's second-half goal, the Hammers conceded...
Green Sees Red over Hammers Horror Show at Reebok
Byline: BOLTON 3 WEST HAM 1 BOLTON WEST HAM Ian Whittell ROBERT GREEN lashed out at his West Ham team-mates for getting above themselves after their Carling Cup exit last night. Leading thanks to Herita Ilunga's second-half goal, the Hammers...
Has the Smoking Ban Had Any Effect on Our Health? Vital Signs
Byline: Dr Christian Jessen MOST of us were sure the smoking ban would turn unrepentant smokers into pariahs, driven outside to skulk guiltily on street corners and outside office buildings, like boys behind the proverbial bike sheds. But now it...
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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS; Artists' Communities Are an Important Part of Our City's Life. as We Celebrate the London Design Festival, David Spittles Looks at the Creative Ways Used to Find Artists Homes and Keep Them Living in Town
Byline: David Spittles THROUGHOUT history impoverished artists move to run-down areas in search of cheap studio space. The romanic bohemian air of the area eventually attracts the fashionistas. As it becomes smart and fashionable, property values...
Homes Gossip; EASTENDER CHARLOTTE BECOMES QUEEN OF THE ECO HOME
Byline: Compton Miller Former EastEnders star Charlotte Avery is selling her four-bedroom Victorian terrace house in North Kensington for [pounds sterling]860,00 through Bective Leslie Marsh and moving to East Sussex. "We've put in an [pounds sterling]895,000...
I Once Turned Down Playboy ... Now I Am Posing Naked for a Purpose
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter A BREAST cancer survivor who turned down Playboy as a teenager has posed nude to raise awareness of the disease. Pamina Brassey, 49, was photographed after undergoing a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery....
Is It the End of the Road for Sol after He Walked out on Shocked County? Defender Rips Up His [Pounds Sterling]40,000-a-Week Deal to Steer Sven's Men into the Top Flight and Can't Join a New Club until January Next Year
Byline: Simon Johnson SOL CAMPBELL is no stranger to walking out on clubs and it would be no surprise if his latest exit could end up being his last act as a footballer. It is just 29 days since the former Arsenal and Tottenham defender was unveiled...
Is It the End of the Road for Sol after He Walked out on Shocked County? Defender Rips Up His [Pounds Sterling]40,000-a-Week Deal to Steer Sven's Men into the Top Flight and Can't Join a New Club until January Next Year
Byline: Simon Johnson SOL CAMPBELL is no stranger to walking out on clubs and it would be no surprise if his latest exit could end up being his last act as a footballer. It is just 29 days since the former Arsenal and Tottenham defender was unveiled...
'It's Difficult Being the Child of a Living God and Having to Carve out Your Own Place in Life'; RISING SON AS JASPER CONRAN JOINS THE FAMILY BUSINESS HE SPEAKS OUT ON BODY SHAPE, HIS OWN EATING DISORDERS, VICTORIA BECKHAM AND WHY ELTON WOULD MAKE A GREAT DAD
Byline: Alison Roberts JASPER Conran is short for a man (not much more than fiveseven), but in a uniform of tight white T-shirt and jeans is as buffed and compact as a weightlifter - which he is, having spent two hours a day in his home gym in Lancaster...
It's Not Cheating ... GB 2012 Stars Get 'Home Advantage'
Byline: Matthew Beard sports news Correspondent BRITAIN'S Olympics chiefs have come up with a cunning plan which might just win us more medals in 2012. They have launched a secret operation to pack seats near finishing lines with home fans, give...
Jailed for Life: Farhi Mugger Who Netted [Pounds Sterling]1m by Preying on Women
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent THE serial mugger who attacked fashion designer Nicole Farhi in a campaign against women was jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years today. Daniel Mykoo, 29, was sentenced for 84 robberies from which...
KENYA FEEL IT? Luxury Safaris Often Come at the Expense of Local Communities but Some Operators Are Determined to Do It the Right Way. Francesca Syz Met Up with One Still Able to Offer a Genuine Wilderness Experience
Byline: Francesca Syz THIS used to be the final camping spot on our mobile safaris," Mikey Carr-Hartley tells me across the glowing embers of the after-dinner fire we're sitting around at Sala's Camp, a seasonal riverside bush camp in a remote corner...
Live-Wire Watt Pays Tribute to Henry as He Follows the Master's Voice
SANCHEZ WATT today revealed he is modelling himself on Thierry Henry after the Arsenal legend gave him advice on how to improve his game, writes James Olley. The 18-year-old scored a debut senior goal as the Gunners beat West Brom 2-0 to progress...
Live-Wire Watt Pays Tribute to Henry as He Follows the Master's Voice
SANCHEZ WATT today revealed he is modelling himself on Thierry Henry after the Arsenal legend gave him advice on how to improve his game, writes James Olley. The -year-old scored a debut senior goal as the Gunners beat West Brom to progress to the...
LONDON'S PEDICURE PURIST; Whether Reshaping Celebrity Nails or Massaging Famous Toes, One Chelsea-Based Frenchman Now Has the A-List Stampeding to His Door
Byline: Liz Hoggard IAM lying in a hotel bed as a strange Frenchman approaches me with a dentist's drill. And what's more, I'm thrilled. Because this is no ordinary Frenchman, this is Bastien Gonzalez, the king of feet. Since he launched his PediManiCure...
Mandelson: PM Would Have Been Wrong to Sack Baroness Scotland
Byline: Paul Waugh LORD MANDELSON praised Gordon Brown's decision not to sack the Attorney General over her employment of an illegal immigrant. The Business Secretary praised the Prime Minister for not "rushing to judgment" on revelations that...
Medal Would Mean World to Wiggins
BRITAIN'S surprise Tour de France star Bradley Wiggins is looking to end his season in style with a medal at the Road Cycling World Championships, which start today, writes Matt Majendie. Wiggins, who finished fourth in Paris to equal the best ever...
Millions Will Work until 68 for State Pension, Say Tories
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor MILLIONS of Britons could be required to work longer to qualify for a state pension, David Cameron has warned. The Tory leader hinted that a Conservative government may fast-track plans to raise the...
Official: Capital Has Fattest Children Aged 10 and 11
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter PARENTS will be told to make their children exercise after it emerged that London has the fattest 10 and 11-yearolds in the country. More than 36 per cent of children in that age group are overweight or obese...
Our Hypocrisy as the French Raze 'The Jungle'
Byline: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown THE phone rang early in the morning. It was Sarah, a food entrepreneur and Tory loyalist who claims I am her only Leftie friend. We rarely have agreeable chats and can clear restaurants with our noisy political arguments....
Overcrowding Forces Primary Pupils to Have Lessons in Church Hall
Byline: Miranda Bryant SCHOOLS in north London are so oversubscribed that a church hall has been turned into classrooms. Camden council is sending four and five-year-olds to a hall leased for two years because it says every state primary in the...
Overcrowding Forces Primary Pupils to Have Lessons in Church Hall
Byline: Miranda Bryant SCHOOLS in north London are so oversubscribed that a church hall has been turned into classrooms. Camden council is sending four and five-year-olds to a hall leased for two years because it says every state primary in the...
Pound on a Roller-Coaster Ride as MPC Stokes Hopes
Byline: Hugo Duncan STERLING fluctuated violently today as the Bank of England stoked hopes of "a virtuous upward spiral for the economy" but warned of "false dawns" as the UK pulls out of recession. Minutes from this month's monetary policy...
POWER AND THE GLORY; Brighton's Landmark Hotel Has Seen It All, from the IRA Bomb to Tony Blair's Reaction to 9/11. Next Week's Conference Gatherers Will Find It Has Lost None of Its Grandeur; HOTEL REVIEW
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER THE GRAND HOTEL 97-99 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW I DON'T know where Gordon Brown will be staying at the Labour Party conference in Brighton next week - but if he's at the Grand, I hope for his sake that he has one of...
R&B Star a Success after Leaving London for US
Byline: Amar Singh TALENTED black and Asian singers are being stifled by "pop-obsessed" British music industry executives, according to a London-born star who is topping American charts. Jay Sean -- real name Kamaljit Jhooti -- is number two...
Red Dust Cloud Smothers Sydney
Byline: Frank Thorne in Sydney SYDNEY residents awoke in alarm today as a haze of red dust shrouded the city in a crimson sunrise -- the result of a spectacular dust storm from the outback thousands of miles away. The Harbour Bridge and Opera...
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE BEAUTIFUL GAME; the England Football Team Goes to the World Cup in South Africa Next June. Take Time out from the Game to Hunt for the Perfect Home, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker GOAL! England's 5-1 win over Croatia at Wembley this month propelled the national team into the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa. When the tournament kicks off in Johannesburg next June, South African Tourism expects up...
Residents Will Use New Laws to Block Lapdance Club near School
Byline: Felix Allen and Alison Richards CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to use new laws on lapdancing clubs to stop them being opened in residential areas. A group of residents fighting plans for a strip venue in Crouch End say they will use the legislation...
Right-to-Die Law Won't Let Suicide Clinics Open in UK
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor PEOPLE who run Dignitas-style organisations or websites that encourage others to take their own lives will continue to face the risk of prosecution under new guidelines on assisted suicides published today....
Save Us from the Tyranny of Click and Pick
Byline: Chris Addison MODERN life is supposed to be simple. I'm absolutely sure that's what it said in the brochure. The twin pillars upon which this simplicity is supported are the internet and electronic money. Before their invention, if you were...
School Fears for Future in Town Regeneration
Byline: Ross Lydall A SECONDARY school which would be demolished in plans to transform Brent Cross has appealed to councillors to safeguard its future. Whitefield School, a sports academy that trains footballers, is among hundreds of objectors...
Secret Bid to Give Team GB 'Home Advantage' in 2012
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent BRITAIN'S Olympics chiefs have come up with a cunning plan which might just win us more medals in 2012. They have launched a secret operation to pack seats near finishing lines with home fans, give...
Shamed Renault Are Set to Continue in Formula One
Byline: David Smith Sports Correspondent RENAULT have confirmed their intention to remain in Formula One despite the stain on their reputation caused by the Singapore race-fix scandal, it emerged today. The team have also withdrawn the complaint...
Shamed Renault Are Set to Continue in Formula One
Byline: David Smith Sports Correspondent RENAULT have confirmed their intention to remain in Formula One despite the stain on their reputation caused by the Singapore race-fix scandal, it emerged today. The team have also withdrawn the complaint...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries march 20 - april 18 Negative feedback from others has never kept you from pursuing what you believe in. However, before you decide you're on your own, give certain people a few days to reflect on what you've...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Negative feedback from others has never kept you from pursuing what you believe in. However, before you decide you're on your own, give certain people a few days to reflect on what you've discussed....
STRAIGHT OFF THE CATWALK; the Big Fashion Names Bring Glamour into Homes This Season. Vivienne Does Wallpaper, Giorgio Creates Fabrics and Ralph Puts Pinstripes on Walls. Barbara Chandler Previews the Trends at Decorex and Focus
Byline: Barbara Chandler FASHION's divas and doyens are adding celebrity, glamour and style to autumn decor. Punk queen Vivienne Westwood, 68, and Barbara "Biba" Hulanicki, 72, are doing wallpapers, while on Bond Street, Giorgio Armani, 74, launches...
Students -- a Crucial Resource
siMon Jenkins seems to view London's student "horde" with a degree of distaste; no wonder, then, that he welcomes with such enthusiasm the CBi proposals to cut back student numbers by increasing fees. But his case is a catalogue of poor reasoning....
Students -- a Crucial Resource
SIMON Jenkins seems to view London's student "horde" with a degree of distaste; no wonder, then, that he welcomes with such enthusiasm the CBI proposals to cut back student numbers by increasing fees. But his case is a catalogue of poor reasoning....
Thames Ferry Slices Rowing Boat in Half
Byline: Justin Davenport THE skipper of a Thames passenger boat is to be quizzed by accident investigators after his 124ft catamaran sliced a rowing skiff in half, leaving seven rowers swimming for their lives. Police said today that it was extraordinary...
THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYERS; the Parish Vicarage - in a Prime Position at the Centre of the Village - Has Become the Most Sought-After Home for London Families Seeking a Period Property. Anthea Masey Finds the Best Examples Now for Sale
Byline: Anthea Masey COUNTRY vicarages and rectories make perfect family homes -- and a surprising number are for sale. In Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, for example, church bosses are anxious to off-load large village homes they no longer need. ...
The Baroness Too Proud to Eat Humble Pie; the Attorney General Would Arouse More Sympathy If She Had the Sense to Sound Sorry for Her Error of Judgment
Byline: Anne McElvoy HOW SORRY do you feel for Baroness Scotland, whose cleaner has just cost her a [pounds sterling]5,000 fine and a grovelling apology for failing to check her immigration status? Answers will range from zero to notvery-much. The...
THE GIFT OF LIFE; Joanne Scott Is Alive Today Thanks to a Revolutionary New Cancer Treatment -- and the Intervention of Her Daughter Sophie Goodchild
Byline: Sophie Goodchild THE timing of Joanne Scott's cancer could not have been worse. The fashion designer's GP gave her the devastating diagnosis the day her clothing collection went on sale in Topshop. The tie-up was the realisation of a long-held...
The Mayor Must Keep His C-Charge Promise
THERE is a difference between an aspiration and a commitment; there need be no loss of face for a politician in temporarily abandoning an aspiration. The trouble is Boris Johnson's intention to scrap the western zone of the congestion charge looked...
The Mayor's U-Turn Is Right but Unfortunate
THERE is a difference between an aspiration and a commitment; there need be no loss of face for a politician in temporarily abandoning an aspiration. The trouble is, Boris Johnson's intention to scrap the western zone of the congestion charge looked...
The Mayor's U-Turn Is Right but Unfortunate
THERE is a difference between an aspiration and a commitment; there need be no loss of face for a politician in temporarily abandoning an aspiration. The trouble is Boris Johnson's intention to scrap the western zone of the congestion charge looked...
Thorpe Fears the Worst for 'Under-Prepared' England; Ex-Test Star Says Team Have Had No Time to Acclimatise to Conditions in South Africa for Champions Trophy
Byline: Tom Collomosse GRAHAM THORPE believes England's ICC Champions Trophy campaign is already doomed to failure because the players have had no time to prepare for the tournament. While most teams have had at least a week to get used to playing...
Trip Back to a Sinister London; Theatre
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE Hampstead, NW3 **** THE ONES THAT FLUTTER Theatre 503, SW11 ** We MAY be accustomed by now to philip Ridley's dramatic vision of a somewhat sinister, hermetic east London. But...
'Unless We Change Labour Could Be out of Power for the Next 15 Years'; Clarke Warns His Party Colleagues against Defeatism; INTERVIEW
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CHARLES CLARKE is in despair with his friends. Not because they keep on refusing to heed his advice and dump Gordon Brown but, he says, because they have given up. "Some people are now just fighting a battle...
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