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Articles from June 15, 2007

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Alex Can Make the Top 40, Says Rod
ALEX BOGDANOVIC has set his sights on cracking the worlds top 100 but three-times Artois champion Andy Roddick believes the British left-hander is good enough to break into the top 40 by the end of the year. That is asking a lot of the 23-year-old...
Alex Can Make the Top 40, Says Rod
ALEX BOGDANOVIC has set his sights on cracking the world's top 100 but three-times Artois champion Andy Roddick believes the British left-hander is good enough to break into the top 40 by the end of the year. That is asking a lot of the 23-year-old...
All Fancy Footwork in the Dread Zone; DANCE
Savion Glover Sadler's Wells *** SAVION Glover is Mr Charisma, cooler than the ice caps and with a smile to rival Julia Roberts. His band slinks on first, the double bass player, the drummer, followed by piano and sax, and then the American tapper...
All This Veil Wearing Is Just Plain Offensive
THE Commission on Integration and Cohesion has issued some feeble recommendations urging local authorities and government departments not to pander so much to immigrant communities. All well and good, all long overdue. But in many quarters, multiculturalism...
A Londoner's Diary Alex James Endures the BBC's Biscuit Famine and Witnesses Chocolate-Fuelled Hysteria at the Royal Academy
Byline: ALEX JAMES London has fantastic restaurants full of famous people but I think you can tell a lot about a city's overall gourmet health by what food comes your way free in the course of a working day. I was in town to promote my autobiographical...
A Rap to Remember; POP
Dizzee Rascal Koko, NW1 **** HE may not have sold the venue out, but at last night's electrifying show, Dizzee Rascal did more than enough to confirm his status as London's number one rapper. Showcasing material from his acclaimed third album,...
A Real Taxing Problem?
ANNE McElvoy describes ministers' justification for not changing domicile tax rules as being that "the influx of foreign assets is soimportant to the UK economy that they must remain" (13 June). Tax reliefs do not operate to encourage wealthy foreigners...
A Test That Marks the End of Fuzzy Wigs and Wrinkles; TV WATCH
Test Card Sky Arts HD LONG long ago, back in the days when I was a radio producer, I was once in charge of the live broadcast of a one-act "avant-garde" opera. During the performance (which sounded uncannily like a fire in a pet shop), I sneezed...
A View from the Skye
Byline: SKYE GYNGELL When Skye Gyngell takes a rest from whipping up organic delights at Petersham Nurseries, she truffles out the choicest morsels from London's food shops. Follow her trail La Fromagerie Most of our dairy at the restaurant...
A Weighty Matter for the Scales of Justice
SIR Stephen Richards, a senior judge, has been acquitted of flashing mid-19th century: to expose one's genitals, especially in a public place at a young, unnamed woman. In his defence, he produced an item of underwear which is commonly referred to...
'Backdoor Move' to Increase EU Powers
TONY BLAIR was engulfed in a row over Europe today after it became clear he is under huge pressure to sign a "son of constitution" treaty next week. A leaked letter by current EU president Angela Merkel revealed that a deal is being drafted to revive...
Bafta Honour for Indian Film Legend
A VETERAN Bollywood star is being honoured with a Bafta retrospective of his films this weekend. Amitabh Bachchan, who has appeared in more than 150 films in a career spanning four decades, is the first actor named by the academy as a Screen Icon,...
Becoming British: The Real Test
THE COMMUNITIES Secretary, Ruth Kelly, has taken a bold stance in rejecting government and local authority policies towards immigrant groups based on the old orthodoxies of multiculturalism. In an interview in this paper today, she criticises councils,...
Birds Love a Bit of Rock 'N' Roll; OFF THE RECORD
David Rothenberg has a wacky theory about why birds sing - and he has already convinced Jarvis andDamon THE BATTLE between art and science takes a new twist on BBC4 next week, when several eminent bird scientists are pitted against the controversial...
Black Defence Is Rocked as Judge Gives the Ostrich Instruction
CONRAD BLACKS defence has been weakened by a ruling from Judge Amy St Eve that she would give the jury the ostrich instruction. Also known as the deliberate avoidance order, the judge has agreed to the prosecutions request that Lord Black may also...
Black Defence Is Rocked as Judge Gives the 'Ostrich Instruction'
CONRAD BLACK'S defence has been weakened by a ruling from Judge Amy St Eve that she would give the jury the "ostrich instruction". Also known as the "deliberate avoidance" order, the judge has agreed to the prosecution's request that Lord Black...
Blears Rules Herself out of Deputy Leader Race by Backing Johnson
LABOUR'S deputy leadership race suffered its first casualty today when party chair Hazel Blears' effectively declared she would not win the contest. Ms Blears endorsed rival Alan Johnson to be deputy leader. She said: "I've already voted. I've voted...
Blears Rules Herself out of Deputy Leader Race by Backing Johnson Polish Street Signs Are Waste of Money Says Kelly
LABOURS deputy leadership race suffered its first casualty today when party chair Hazel Blears effectively declared she would not win the contest. Ms Blears endorsed rival Alan Johnson to be deputy leader. She said: Ive already voted. Ive voted...
Bond Market Writes the Script as Inflation Takes a Starring Role
JAMES CARVILLE, Bill Clinton's adviser, wanted to come back to earth as the bond market. Much better, he said, than being the Pope or a baseball big-hitter: "You can intimidate everybody." So this market can, and it has started to give orders. ...
Break-Up Looming as Sainsburys Lose Grip
THE Sainsbury family today lost effective control of Britain's thirdbiggest supermarkets chain, making it seemingly inevitable that the [pounds sterling]11 billion company will be taken over or broken up. The Qatari royal family, headed by Sheikh...
Brown's City Ally under Scrutiny over Tax Affairs
GORDON BROWN'S key City ally Sir Ronald Cohen is today at the centre of speculation over his tax affairs. A day after Sir Ronald called for the scrapping of some tax breaks for private equity firms, there were claims that he was saving a fortune...
Bumper Year for the Duchy Gives Charles a [Pounds Sterling]1 Million Rise
PRINCE CHARLES is earning more than [pounds sterling]15 million a year after a bumper "pay rise". He has received an increase of more than [pounds sterling]1 million in his private income from the Duchy of Cornwall estate. Details of his income,...
Cancer Patient Taken Ill While Driving Is Fined for Stopping on Yellow Lines
WHEN motorist Roderick Muir experienced shooting pains in his leg caused by medication taken for his terminal cancer he did the responsible thing and pulled over. But days after he stopped on the double yellow line in Kennington Road, Lambeth council...
Cds of the Week
POP The White Stripes Icky Thump XL **** FOR all their raw power, The White Stripes have always been much more than a shouty garage band. On their sixth album, Jack and Meg White have swapped the piano which dominated 2005's Get Behind Me...
CHARLES NETS [Pounds sterling]1MILLION RISE [Pounds Sterling]15m Income; Bumper Year for the Duchy Gives Prince
PRINCE CHARLES is earning more than [pounds sterling]15 million a year after a bumper pay rise. He has received an increase of more than [pounds sterling]1 million in his private income from the Duchy of Cornwall estate. Details of his income,...
Chelsea Transfers Are under Suspicion; Stevens Report Fails to Clear the Big-Money Deals for Cech, Drogba and Essien
THE transfers of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and Petr Cech to Chelsea were today named by Lord Stevens as requiring further investigation. The deals featured in a list of 17 transfers that the former police chief 's company Quest has been unable...
Chelsea Vowtobring in More Faces after Landing Ben Haim
CHELSEA are still hoping to bring in more new faces after Tal Ben Haim became their third summer signing. At least one more player will be added to Jose Mourinhos squad and chief executive Peter Kenyon says they are looking for even more. Defender...
Chelsea Vow to Bring in More Faces after Landing Ben Haim
CHELSEA are still hoping to bring inmore new faces after Tal Ben Haim became their third summer signing. At least one more player will be added to Jose Mourinho's squad and chief executive Peter Kenyon says they are looking for even more. Defender...
Chelsea Vow to Bring in More Faces after Winning Ben Fight
CHELSEA are still hoping to bring in more new faces after Tal Ben Haim became their third summer signing. At least one more player will be added to Jose Mourinho's squad and chief executive Peter Kenyon says they are looking for even more. Defender...
Cityspy
* MORE woe at HBOS. Not only is the company losing market share but its gone and repossessed the wrong house. Robin Naylor came home to find his personal possessions had been thrown into bin bags and the locks had been changed. He rang his landlord,...
Council Puts a Stop to Shops Tea-Time Tradition
FOR the past 20 years Virginia Bates has kept a small table outside her vintage clothes shop in Notting Hill, where she has entertained the likes of Kate Moss, John Galliano and artist Sir Peter Blake at afternoon tea. Until today, as far as she knows,...
Crackdown on Albanians Who Lied about Fleeing Kosovo War; Hundreds Could Lose British Status
HUNDREDS of successful asylum seekers could have their British citizenship revoked after investigators uncovered a massive immigration fraud, the Evening Standard can reveal. The Home Office is targeting Albanians who claimed to be victims of the...
Critic's Choice; Top Five Gigs
Wireless Festival Hyde Park With all the great bands and none of the camping (and some would argue, none of the atmosphere either), in three years Wireless has become an essential date on London's gig calendar. Following last night's opening...
Critic's Choice; Top Ten Films
Tell No One 15, 131 mins Award-winning French thriller with a starry cast. Francois Cluzet gives a fine performance as a doctor whose wife has been murdered but, eight years later, finds a message from her on the internet. Londonwide. The...
Dear Royal Academy, How Do You Do It Every Year? Brian Sewell Is So Disappointed by the Worst Summer Show in History That He Is Compelled to Write Individually to Some of the Artists Involved
Desr Jake and Dinos Chapman A DECADE has passed since the Royal Academy revealed Charles Saatchi's collection of contemporary art. That I left the building utterly sickened by what I had seen was as much your fault as that of any other artist, you...
Delta Two Ups Sainsbury's Stake to 25%; MARKET ROUNDUP
SAINSBURY'S was on red alert today after Qatari investment team Delta Two confirmed it has raised its stake in the supermarkets group to 25%. Delta Two, which is run by Paul Taylor, a former business partner of property entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz,...
Dishes of the Day; Feast Your Eyes on London's Most Edible Restaurant Staff
Byline: ANNIE DEAKIN KAROLINA SEGA Hot Pole Karolina Sega is clothes-obsessed - 'I want to work in fashion' - so it's not surprising to find her in Nicole's, the restaurant beneath the Nicole Farhi store. 'When I was very young, about 15 or...
Dishes of the Day; Feast Your Eyes on London's Most Edible Restaurant Staff
KAROLINA SEGA Hot Pole Karolina Sega is clothes-obsessed - 'I want to work in fashion' - so it's not surprising to find her in Nicole's, the restaurant beneath the Nicole Farhi store. 'When I was very young, about 15 or 16, I did some modelling...
Djokovic Stunned by Loss to Clement
NOVAK DJOKOVIC crashed out of the Artois Championships at Queen's Club today as he was beaten in three sets by Frenchman Arnaud Clement. Djokovic, ranked four in the world after an outstanding first half to the year, took the opening set with ease....
Fears Rise for BBC Reporter as Hamas Seizes Control of Gaza
BRITISH diplomats said today they were "very worried" for the safety of kidnapped BBC correspondent Alan Johnston amid the bloodshed in Gaza. Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett raised the case of Mr Johnston in talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud...
Firemen to the Rescue as F Lash F Loods Trap Drivers
MOTORISTS had to be rescued from their cars after heavy rainfall left roads under water in parts of Essex. Firefighters were called to an emergency operation after dozens of homes and businesses were hit by flash foods when a week's worth of rain...
Food Spy
Byline: WILLIAM SITWELL RESTAURANT BITES Food Spy hears that Ramsay Holdings chef Jason Atherton (left, with Gordon Ramsay) is expanding his Maze restaurant concept in the Marriott Grosvenor Square by opening Maze Grill next to it. 'He wants...
From Boudin to Basquiat; BRIANS BIDS
Don't miss a blockbuster survey of 125 years of European and American art this weekend at Sotheby's and Christie's ahead of next week's bumper sales THIS WEEKEND, on both Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm, Christie's has no fewer than seven sales...
Give Me Momo
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Mourad Mazouz embraces freedom - he doesn't own a flat, he hates possessions and he's spent his life partying round the world. So how does his West End restaurant, Momo, have such staying power, asks Lydia Slater For a...
GOING UP MARKET; This Little Piggy Went to Market. Hettie Harvey Eats Her Way Round the World's Best Food Stalls
Byline: HETTIE HARVEY SHARK'S TALE The award-winning St George's Market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions, built between 1890 and 1896. It had a [pounds sterling]4.5 million restoration in 1997 to its original Victorian splendour. With three...
GOING UP MARKET; This Little Piggy Went to Market. Hettie Harvey Eats Her Way Round the World's Best Food Stalls
HEAD IN THE CLOUDBERRIES Arrive in Helsinki by boat and you won't miss out on Kauppatori (Market Square), which stands right on the water's edge. In fact, many local fishermen tie up at the quayside and sell fish directly from the decks of their...
Grewcock Must Beat Ban for World Cup Spot
CONTROVERSIAL Bath forward Danny Grewcock must win an appeal against a six-week ban for punching if he is going to play in the World Cup. Grewcock was today omitted from a 47-strong preliminary Rugby World Cup squad named by England head coach Brian...
Grewcock Must Beat Ban to Win World Cup Reprieve
CONTROVERSIAL Bath forward Danny Grewcock must win an appeal against a six-week ban for punching if he is going to play in the World Cup. Grewcock was today omitted from a 47-strong preliminary Rugby WorldCup squad named by England head coach Brian...
Hammers Fury over Last-Ditch Bent Snub; Striker Wants Spurs Move after Turning Down Curbs
WEST HAM today admitted they have been left with a "bad taste" following Charlton striker Darren Bent's late U-turn over a switch to Upton Park. The 23-year-old had been expected to undergo a routine medical today after the two clubs agreed on a...
Heathrow: Bloody Awful Airport; Airlines and Business Leaders Attack BAA over Mismanagement
LEADING carriers including BA and American Airlines today launched a scathing attack on BAA over its running of Heathrow Airport. American Airlines said travellers found BAA-operated airports "poorly maintained" and its customer service "unacceptable"....
Henry Set to Join Us, Says Barca Defender
BARCELONA defender Lilian Thuram today revealed Arsenal striker Thierry Henry sounded him out this week about signing for the Spanish club. Thuram met Henry at a testimonial game in Lyon on Monday and he is confident his French compatriot will be...
Hi-Tech Revolution Speeds LSE Ahead
CLARA FURSE, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), will on Monday push the button on the biggest leap forward in the market for decades. Hundreds of traders and IT experts have been ordered into their offices tomorrow for a final dress...
Hi-Tech Revolution Speeds LSE Ahead of Rivals
CLARA FURSE, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), will on Monday push the button on the biggest leap forward in the market for decades. Hundreds of traders and IT experts have beenordered into their offices tomorrow for a final dress...
Hockney Rebel; Our Most Outspoken Painter Doesn't Regret His Outburst against the Antismoking Lobby. the Attempt to Control All Areas of Our Lives Has Gone Too Far He Says
DAVID Hockney has just had some badges made bearing the slogan End Bossiness Soon. Fearing accusations of the very trait he so loudly condemns, he is thinking of ordering new ones with the gentler entreaty, End Bossiness Sooner. If that sounds gimmicky,...
How Hillary Proved That No Woman Need Tolerate Imperfection; with Botox, a Smart New Look and Trenchant Policies, Hillary Clinton Has Ruthlessly Remade Herself - and It Just Might Make Her the Next President
HILLARY Clinton's recent radical facial transformation began one weekend recentlyin New Hampshire shortly before she had to share a platform with her Democrat competitors for the American presidency. Small wonder she was in a panic. There she was,...
How Hillary Proved That No Woman Need Tolerate Imperfection; with Botox, a Smart New Look and Trenchant Policies, Hillary Clinton Has Ruthlessly Remade Herself and It Just Might Make Her the Next President
HILLARY Clinton's recent radical facial transformation began one weekend recently in New Hampshire shortly before she had to share a platform with her Democrat competitors for the American presidency. Small wonder she was in a panic. There she was,...
How to Turn 25p into [Pounds Sterling]12m ...the Goldman Sachs Way; Banker's Gamble on Failing Telecoms Firm Pays Off
FOUR executives with links to Citybank Goldman Sachs are set to make millions when a company they bought for [pounds sterling]1 is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The four paid around 25p each to buy specialist telecoms firm Sepura out of administration...
I Just Love Being a Night Owl; Forget 9 to 5, We Need Fewer Early Risers and More of Us out All Night. It May Even Solve Our Transport Woes
FOR me, 3am is the middle of the day, when I am writing this. The streets of the East End outside my window may be empty and echoing, London may be snoring, even the lights of the City and Docklands are dimmed. But I am wide awake. All my life,...
Inside City Hall
THE London Assembly placed Bob Kiley's Ken Livingstone v Mike Tuffrey Row of the week THE London Assembly placed Bob Kiley's consultancy role under the microscope after the former transport commissioner told the Standard he was an alcoholic who...
Inside City Hall
Row of the week THE London Assembly placed Bob Kiley's consultancy role under the microscope after the former transport commissioner told the Standard he was an alcoholic who did "not much" for his [pounds sterling]737,500. Labour's John Biggs and...
INSIDE CITY HALL; Row of the Week
THE London Assembly placed Bob Kiley's consultancy role under the microscope after the former transport commissioner told the Standard he was an alcoholic who did "not much" for his [pounds sterling]737,500. Labour's John Biggs and Liberal Democrat...
Islamic 'Statelet' Promises Only Horror; COMMENTARY
HAMAS, the Palestinian Islamic party, now controls Gaza. The secular Fatah party has been routed. The result will be an Islamic statelet on Israel's southern border, dedicated to the destruction ofthe Jewish state. It will exist in legal limbo not...
'It Is Essentially a Disaster Area in Terms of Travelling'
PASSENGERS using Heathrow condemned its dingy interior, long queues and expensive facilities. They backed former Chancellor Lord Lamont's scathing attack on the "national scandal" and complained about the dismal customer service provided by airport...
It's Time to Smash the 'Bung' Culture; London Football Fans Back Lord Stevens in His Bid to Force the Game's Bosses to Stamp out Dirty Dealing
FOOTBALL chiefs are falling short in their duty to protect the game from corruption and malpractice. That is the damning verdict of London fans polled by the Evening Standard ahead of today's delivery of the final instalment of Lord Stevens's 'bungs'...
Jack and Meg Have Earned Their Stripes; POP
O2 Wireless Festival Hyde Park **** AFTER their intimate ballroom blitz in south London on Tuesday, the White Stripes became London's main attraction when they commandeered Hyde Park for a triumphant show last night. Even Marble Arch glowed red...
Joyce Gets His Chance to Impress
ED JOYCE has been given a chance to revive his international career and bury the memory of a depressingly poor World Cup campaign. Middlesex opener Joyce is set to play for England A, now rebranded as the England Lions, in next Thursday's one-day...
Just One Drink Might Soon Mean You're over the Limit
A MASSIVE cut in the drink drive limit is being considered by ministers. Motorists would find themselves over the limit after just one drink under plans to bring UK law into line with Europe. The plan was disclosed last nightby Road Safety Minister...
Ken Must Evict Parliament Square Peace Camp, Say MPs
MEMBERS of Parliament are embroiled in a growing row over the peace camp in Parliament Square. They are frustrated that the Mayor has failed to evict anti-war campaigner Brian Haw and his supporters from the grass opposite the House of Commons....
Life Is Sweet
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie's relationship was built on their love of food. But amid the rumours that their marriage is going off the boil, Annabel Rivkin asks her what's cooking The last time I met Padma Lakshmi,...
Local Deserves Utmost Respect; Fahey Can Keep Yorkshire Crowd Happy with Win in Big Sprint on the Knavesmire. by Nick Luck
TRIBALISM of the healthiest kind sustains racing in Yorkshire. While some of the flashy southern tracks struggle for attendances outside of their high days and holidays, the nine courses within the White Rose county can always rely, deluges of rain...
London Live; Helping You Make the Most of Your City Today
The short list ONE THING YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW THE LONDON STAR MAP Ever wanted to know where Kate Moss lives, where Pink Floyd held their first gig and where you can have a pint at Sting's bar in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?...
Londons Gardens Grabbed for One in Six New Homes
A MAJOR increase in garden-grabbing by London developers has been exposed today. One in six new homes in the capital is built on land that used to be someones garden. The figure is dramatically higher in the suburbs, with one borough showing four...
London's Gardens 'Grabbed' for One in Six New Homes
A MAJOR increase in "garden-grabbing" by London developers has been exposed today. One in six new homes in the capital is built on land that used to be someone's garden. The figure is dramatically higher in the suburbs, with one borough showing...
Maddy Police Call off Dig for Body
THE parents ofMadeleine McCann were relieved today after Portuguese police called a halt to a major search for her body. Kate and Gerry McCann were told shortly after 10am today that the search of scrubland close to the resort of Praia Da Luz had...
Maddy Police Call off Hunt for Body
THE parents of Madeleine McCann were "relieved" today after Portuguese police called a halt to a major searchfor her body. Kate and Gerry McCann were told shortly after 10am today that the search of scrubland close to the resort of Praia Da Luz...
Man Who Gave Up Job to Train as HIP Assessor Is to Sue
A MAN who gave up a [pounds sterling]50,000- a-year job to train as a home information pack assessor is suing the Government for thousands of pounds over the crisis-hit scheme's delay. The case could clear the way for hundreds of other trained assessors...
Mission Impossible without Proper Regulators
FOUR out of five football supporters in our survey think not enough is being done to stamp out corruption in the game and the publication of the Stevens report later today will prove them right. No one wants to get a result more than John Stevens...
MPs Urge More Action to Save Small Traders
MEMBERS of Parliament have strongly praised the Standard's Save Our Small Shops campaign for seeking to halt the spread of clone high streets. An early day motion that "warmly welcomes" our 16-month long campaign has been signed by 39 MPs from all...
My London NOBU MATSUHISA; the Restaurateur Buys His Fish in Acton and His Fashion at Armani
Byline: TARA FISCHER What is your earliest London memory? I remember cooking a special meal for Princess Diana, soon after my restaurant opened. Where do you live and why? Beverly Hills, where my first restaurant, Matsuhisa, is based. I've...
My Shining Vision of Hope; Madeleines Father Tells of Mystical Experience Showing Him Way Forward
THE father of Madeleine McCann has told how a mystical religious experience inspired him to embark on the publicity campaign to find the four-year-old. In an extraordinary interview, Gerry and Kate McCann tell of how their Catholic faith has given...
My Shining Vision of Hope; Madeleine's Father Tells of Mystical Experience Showing Him Way Forward
THE father of Madeleine McCann has told how a mystical religious experience inspired him to embark on the publicity campaign to find the four-year-old. In an extraordinary interview, Gerry and Kate McCann tell of how their Catholic faith has given...
Never Mind the Glass Ceiling; & Its the Glass Lifts You Need to Watch out for, Women at City Firm Told
WOMEN at a City law firm have been sent an extraordinary email warning of the dangers of travelling in its new glass lifts while wearing a skirt. Staff have discovered the lifts at SJ Berwins offices afford a rather too revealing view of female...
Never Mind the Glass Ceiling; ... It's the Glass Lifts You Need to Watch out for, Women at City Firm Told
WOMEN at a City law firm have been sent an extraordinary email warning of the dangers of travelling in its new glass lifts while wearing a skirt. Staff have discovered the lifts at S J Berwin's offices afford a rather too revealing view of female...
News in Brief
Campbell settles lawsuit with terrorised assistant NAOMI CAMPBELL, pictured, has settled a lawsuit with a former assistant who accused the model of terrorising her on three continents. Amanda Brack, 21, of Florida, started working for Streatham-born...
Nick Luck's Guide to the Other TV Races (C4)
YORK 2.10 This prestigious prize has been effectively farmed by Luca Cumani in recent seasons and his Samurai Way is sure to be popular. However, preference is for ZAMBOOZLE trained by the in-form David Elsworth. This horse is crying out for this...
Nobody Can Wheel and Deal Better Than This Ron Manager
ONE of the most popular characters in The Fast Show was Ron Manager, the former boss turned football pundit who baffled viewers with his long-winded observations on the game. But while Paul Whitehouse's creation droned on about former glories, Formula...
Nobody Can Wheel and Deal Better Than This Ron Manager; UNITED STATES Grand Prix Sunday, 5pm (Live on ITV1)
ONE of the most popular characters in The Fast Show was Ron Manager, the former boss turned football pundit who baffled viewers with his long-winded observations on the game. But while Paul Whitehouse's creation droned on about former glories, Formula...
No Referendum on EU Treaty, Says Blair
TONY BLAIR today sparked a storm by ruling out a referendum on the EU's "son of constitution" treaty. He was engulfed in a row after a leaked letter from current EU president Angela Merkel revealed that member states were close to a deal that would...
Now Hamilton Takes to the Hill; Britain's New F1 Star Will Add Extra Lustre to This Year's Goodwood Festival of Speed
THE timing couldn't have been better for the organisers of the glittering Goodwood Festival of Speed. Within days of announcing that British rookie Lewis Hamilton would appear at the now legendary event, he was scooping triumphant headlines around...
Nul Points for the Feted Baccalaureat
I COULD not work out why my street has been eerily quiet until I went to a dinner last night. Two friends were moaning about the deranged moods of their teenaged children. "It's the bacs," they said, speaking of le baccalaureat, the French equivalent...
Panesar Appeals to Pietersen
KEVIN PIETERSEN has urged Monty Panesar to keep on appealing, carry on learning, and become the world's best spinner. Panesar is already up to 12th in the international rankings for bowlers after his 10-wicket haul for England against the West Indies...
Parents to Have a Say on Anti-Smacking Law
PARENTS are to be questioned on whether they think laws governing the smacking of children are now too restrictive. Children's minister Beverley Hughes announced today that the Children Act 2004 is to be reviewed. The Act removed the defence...
Pick of the Night
The Lost World of the Raj 9pm, BBC2 History programmes that use home movies are infinitely much more fun to watch than those that insist on re-creating particular periods using dodgy actors. (Remember the fascinating The Lost World of Mitchell...
Polish Street Signs Are a Waste of Funds Says Ruth Kelly
COMMUNITIES Secretary Ruth Kelly has questioned the use of street signs in Polish in London, saying that the decision to translate some names was "not a good use of funds". Councils including Westminster and in Buckinghamshire have added street...
Polish Street Signs Are Waste of Money Says Kelly
COMMUNITIES Secretary Ruth Kelly has questioned the use of street signs in Polish in London, saying that the decision to translate some names was "not a good use of funds". Councils including Westminster and in Buckinghamshire have street signs...
[Pounds Sterling]1m Rise Gives Charles Income of [Pounds Sterling]15m
PRINCE CHARLES is earning more than [pounds sterling]15 million a year after a bumper "pay rise". He has received an increase of more than [pounds sterling]1 million in his private income from the Duchy of Cornwall estate. Details of his income,...
[Pounds Sterling]1m Rise Takes Prince Charles Income to [Pounds Sterling]15m
PRINCE CHARLES is earning more than [pounds sterling]15 million a year after a bumper "pay rise". He has received an increase of more than [pounds sterling]1 million in his private income from the Duchy of Cornwall estate. Details of his income,...
Racist Guilty over 1964 Murder of Black Teenagers
A FORMER Ku Klux Klan member has been found guilty of kidnapping and conspiracy over the 1964 deaths of two black teenagers. James Ford Seale, 71, faces life in prison. Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, both 19, disappeared from Franklin...
Report That Names and Shames Game; Chelsea Deals Come under the Spotlight in Findings of Inquiry
Cech, Drogba THE inquiry submits its latest findings in this matter below. All findings are based on our latest information and, of course, if further information is obtained by the relevant authorities the precise position may alter. We would urge...
Report That Names and Shames Game; Chelsea Deals Come under the Spotlight in Findings of Inquiry .
THE inquiry submits its latest findings in this matter below. All findings are based on our latest information and, of course, if further information is obtained by the relevant authorities the precise position may alter. We would urge those individuals...
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