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Articles from September 17, 2009

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43-Storey Tower Will Rise on the South Bank
Byline: JonathanPrynn Consumer business editor A 43-storey tower proposed for the south Bank that was condemned as "an act of architectural vandalism" has been approved by a High Court judge. english Heritage and Westminster council challenged...
50,000 Students Waiting for Cash? That's Reasonable, Says Loans Chief
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent THE head of the student loans agency caused outrage today by saying it was "reasonable" for 50,000 people to start university without their grants. The Student Loans Company has failed to cope with a surge...
50,000 Students Waiting for Loans 'Is Reasonable'
Byline: Tim Ross education Correspondent THE head of the student loans agency caused outrage today by saying it was "reasonable" for 50,000 people to start university without their grants. The Student Loans Company has failed to cope with a surge...
A Failed Politician - but a Diarist of Comedic Genius
Byline: PETER BRADSHAW ALAN CLARK: THE BIOGRAPHY by Ion Trewin (Weidenfeld, [pounds sterling]25) WHO now remembers Alan Clark? The notorious reactionary-romantic Tory tried and failed to achieve real power in the Thatcher era; the height of his...
A FAILED POLITICIAN -- BUT A DIARIST OF COMEDIC GENIUS; Alan Clark: The Biography by Ion Trewin (Weidenfeld, [Pounds Sterling]25)
Byline: PETER BRADSHAW WHO now remembers Alan Clark? The notorious reactionary-romantic Tory tried and failed to achieve real power in the Thatcher era; the height of his political career was drafting the "Options for Change" memorandum as a junior...
A Man for All Seasons Brought Low by Fiction; by Traducing Sir Thomas More, Hilary Mantel's Novel Wolf Hall, Frontrunner for the Man Booker Prize, Does History a Disservice
Byline: Melanie McDonagh YOU can see why the critics have fallen for it. There's no tedious archaic diction. There's all the human interest of David Starkey's take on Henry the Eighth without the strict limitations of historical fact. There's absolute...
A Man for All Seasons Brought Low by Fiction; by Traducing Sir Thomas More, Hilary Mantel's Novel Wolf Hall, Frontrunner for the Man Booker Prize, Does History a Disservice
Byline: Melanie McDonagh YOU can see why the critics have fallen for it. There's no tedious archaic diction. There's all the human interest of David Starkey's take on Henry the eighth without the strict limitations of historical fact. There's absolute...
An Electricity and Gas Price Cartel? Why Ofgem Can't Tell
Byline: Robert Lea energy analysis [bar]cartel n. an agreement or association between two or more companies or businesses for regulating output or fixing prices. Some countries including the UK and the US have legislation forbidding cartels on the...
An Electricity and Gas Price Cartel? Why Ofgem Can't Tell; ENERGY ANALYSIS
Byline: Robert Lea cartel n. an agreement or association between two or more companies or businesses for regulating output or fixing prices. Some countries including the UK and the US have legislation forbidding cartels on the grounds that they...
Anelka's Not Afraid of Defoe Factor Ahead of Showdown
Byline: Simon Johnson NICOLAS ANELKA today insisted Chelsea will have nothing to fear when they face Tottenham on Sunday, even though Jermain Defoe is in the best form of his career. Chelsea have won all their matches this term and are top of...
Anelka's Not Afraid of Defoe Factor Ahead of Showdown
Byline: Simon Johnson NICOLAS ANELKA today insisted Chelsea will have nothing to fear when they face Tottenham on Sunday, even though Jermain Defoe is in the best form of his career. Chelsea have won all their matches this term and are top of...
Anelka's Not Afraid of Defoe Factor Ahead of Showdown
Byline: Simon Johnson NICOLAS ANELKA today insisted Chelsea will have nothing to fear when they face Tottenham on Sunday, even though Jermain Defoe is in the best form of his career. Chelsea have won all their matches this term and are top of...
A River No Longer Runs through It; Scene from London
Byline: Richard Godwin WHEN the Victoria & Albert Museum mounted its recent exhibition of Modernism, the movement which revolutionised design in the early decades of the previous century, British contributions were few and far between. Only...
A River Runs through It Once Again
Byline: Richard Godwin scene from london WHEN the Victoria & Albert Museum mounted its recent exhibition of Modernism, the movement which revolutionised design in the early decades of the previous century, British contributions were few and...
Balfour Beatty in [Pounds Sterling]380m US Takeover
Byline: Robert Lea and Nick Goodway BALFOUR BEATTY today took a major leap forward in the US with the $626 million ([pounds sterling]380 million) takeover of Parson Brinckerhoff, a similar infrastructure projects company. The deal will be funded...
Balfour to Raise Cash for Acquisition
Byline: Robert Lea BALFOUR Beatty is on the verge of a major acquisition believed to be in the US which will see it go to shareholders to raise around [pounds sterling]350 million via a rights issue. The British construction giant, possibly the...
Banks Distracted by Battle with Regulator
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT COMPANY executives can become obsessed with regulators and the threat of Government interference. Years ago in the period shortly after they were privatised, BT and British Gas both became fixated by the regulator...
Banks Distracted by Battle with Regulator; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton COMPANY executives can become obsessed with regulators and the threat of Government interference. Years ago in the period shortly after they were privatised, BT and British Gas both became fixated by the regulator and went...
Banning Heels Is the Height of Stupidity
Byline: Olivia Cole WHEN I got dressed yesterday I stepped into the black heels I'd thrown off late the night before. Like creatures that shouldn't see the light of day, they rattled stonily on the pavement with that satisfying high-heel noise....
Beds Removed to Stop Firemen Sleeping on the Night Shift
Byline: Ross Lydall BEDS are to be removed from London fire stations to prevent firefighters sleeping on night duty. The London fire authority was today expected to approve the plan as part of a series of changes to firefighters' shifts. It wants...
Blues Won't Look Far to Fill Kenyon's Office at the Bridge; Owner Roman Abramovich Likely to Promote from the Ranks as He Looks to Find a Replacement Chief Executive as Quickly as Possible
Byline: Simon Johnson THE timing of Peter Kenyon's decision to step down as Chelsea's chief executive just five weeks into the new season may have caused some surprise, but also gave a strong indication a new man has already been lined up. Given...
Boy, Three, in Hospital with E.coli ... Weeks after He Fought off Swine Flu
Byline: Sophie Goodchild health editor A boy of three became the latest victim of the E.coli outbreak only weeks after recovering from swine flu. Harry Dolby, from Sidcup, developed E.coli on Sunday and is being kept on a drip in an isolation...
British Airways Climbs Steeply as Goldman Sachs Says Get Aboard
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP STAND by for take-off at British Airways was the advice Goldman Sachs gave to its clients today as it added the shares to its influential Conviction Buy list. BA shares responded with a jump of 11.4p to 239.9p,...
British Airways Climbs Steeply as Goldman Sachs Says Get Aboard
Byline: Mickey Clark markeT rOUnD-Up STAND by for take-off at British Airways was the advice Goldman Sachs gave to its clients today as it added the shares to its influential Conviction Buy list. BA shares responded with a jump of 13.9p to 241.3p,...
British Airways Climbs Steeply as Goldman Sachs Says Get aboard; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Mickey Clark STAND by for take off at British Airways was the advice Goldman Sachs gave to clients today as it added the shares to its influential Conviction Buy list. The shares responded with a jump of 8.7p to 236.1p, making them one...
Cameras Find a Chemical Ally; Exhibition
Byline: SUE STEWARD STARTING WITH A PHOTOGRAPH -- SAATCHI ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS Michael Hoppen Gallery, SW3 ***** CAPTIVATING and satisfying though it is to view photographs online, the experience is limited in comparison with being in the presence...
Chair Archway Is Revived at the Seat of British Design
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A TRADITION of giant arches made of chairs that was popular in Victorian times is being revived to celebrate the best of British design. An arch built from 120 wooden Ercol chairs was unveiled today...
Counting the Cost a Year after Lloyds' Takeover of HBOS
Byline: Nick Goodway ONE YEAR ago today, the news broke that Lloyds TSB was going to take over HBOS in a [pounds sterling]12.2 billion all-share deal. With the benefit of hindsight, it is still staggering to read the press release issued to the...
Crashgate Could Still Affect Briatore's QPR Ownership; A Ban for Planning One of the Worst Cases of Cheating in Formula One Could Have Repercussions for the London Club
Byline: David Smith FLAVIO BRIATORE may have walked away from the Renault Formula One team, but that doesn't necessarily mean the London-based millionaire has avoided further action that may still affect his co-ownership of Queens Park Rangers....
Crashgate Could Still Affect Briatore's QPR Ownership; A Ban for Planning One of the Worst Cases of Cheating in Formula One Could Have Repercussions for the London Club. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith FLAVIO BRIATORE may have walked away from the Renault Formula One team but that doesn't mean the Londonbased millionaire has avoided further action that may affect his coownership of Queens Park Rangers. The departure from...
Davies: We Can Still Trump Rivals despite Roy Reshuffle; Fulham Midfielder Defends Manager's Decision to Ring the Changes for Euro Clash. David Smith Reports from Sofia
Byline: David Smith ACONTROVERSIAL decision by Fulham manager Roy Hodgson to make wholesale changes ahead of tonight's opening Europa League group game against CSKA Sofia here has been defended by Simon Davies. The inclusion of the Wales international...
Davies: We Can Still Trump Rivals despite Roy Reshuffle; Fulham Midfielder Defends Manager's Decision to Ring the Changes for Euro Clash. David Smith Reports from Sofia
Byline: David Smith ACONTROVERSIAL decision by Fulham manager Roy Hodgson to make wholesale changes ahead of tonight's opening Europa League group game against CSKA Sofia here has been defended by Simon Davies. The inclusion of the Wales international...
Davies: We Can Still Trump Rivals despite Roy Reshuffle; Fulham Midfielder Defends Manager's Decision to Ring the Changes for Euro Clash. David Smith Reports from Sofia
Byline: David Smith ACONTROVERSIAL decision by Fulham manager Roy Hodgson to make wholesale changes ahead of tonight's opening Europa League group game against CSKA Sofia here has been defended by Simon Davies. The inclusion of the Wales international...
EU Call for Global Curb on Bankers' Mega-Pay
Byline: Nick Goodway EURoPEAN Union leaders will tell the world's largest economies that they must agree on measures to curb bankers' pay and bonuses as part of their plan to overhaul the global financial system. A draft statement prepared for...
Free Make-Up and Music for Pupils Who Walk to School
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield TEENAGERS are being offered free music, clothes and make-up to encourage them to walk to school. Secondary school pupils will also get pedometers to count the number of steps they take each day under a pilot scheme to...
French Vow to Destroy 'Jungle' Route to Britain
Byline: Peter Allen in Paris FRANCE's largest illegal migrant camp will be razed "by the end of next week" with inhabitants told: "You will not get to England any more via Calais." French immigration minister Eric Besson gave riot police the...
French Vow to Destroy 'Jungle' Route to Britain
Byline: Peter Allen in paris FRANCE's largest illegal migrant camp will be razed "by the end of next week" with inhabitants told: "You will not get to England any more via Calais." French immigration minister Eric Besson gave riot police the...
Fresh Look for Fruit and Veg Market to Rival Borough; LONDON'S LARDER CHANGES FOR NEW COVENT GARDEN ... AND BATTERSEA
Byline: Ross Lydall NEW Covent Garden market will return to its historic role as "London's larder" under plans to redevelop the site in Battersea. The wholesale fruit, vegetables and flower market will be opened to the public in a bid to rival...
Gourlay to Step Up as He's Named Successor to Kenyon; Chelsea Waste Little Time in Filling Vacant Role as They Promote from within by Appointing Chief Operating Officer as Their New Chief Executive. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA today confirmed that the club's chief operating officer Ron Gourlay will replace Peter Kenyon as their new chief executive after he leaves on October. Gourlay was favourite to succeed Kenyon, who announced his decision...
Green Fingers Are Spreading across the Pond
Byline: Rosie Boycott DURING his trip to the US this week, our grow-your-own Mayor lobbied his counterpart in New York on the value of growing food in the heart of the appropriately monikered Big Apple. This 24-hour city has long had an extraordinary...
Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues; Peter Kenyon's Exit from Chelsea Is Just the Latest in a Long Series of Departures and Arrivals. What's Going On?
Byline: Mihir Bose WAS THE departure of Peter Kenyon as the Chelsea chief executive yesterday yet another act in the high-octane Russian drama that has been the hallmark of the west London club ever since Roman Abramovich took it over six years...
Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues; Peter Kenyon's Exit from Chelsea Is Just the Latest in a Long Series of Departures and Arrivals. What's Going On?
Byline: Mihir Bose WAS THE departure of Peter Kenyon as the Chelsea chief executive yesterday yet another act in the high-octane Russian drama that has been the hallmark of the west London club ever since Roman Abramovich took it over six years...
HARDLY A ROYAL BLUSH; the Authorised Biography of the Nation's Favourite Granny, Though Brilliantly Researched, Is Too Tactful to Get to the Heart of Its Subject; BOOK OF THE WEEK
Byline: Anthony Howard QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY by William Shawcross (Macmillan, [pounds sterling]25) THE THREAT facing all royal biographers is that they will end up producing not so much a book as constructing...
'Health Tourists' Told to Pay for Treatment or Go Home
Byline: Ellen Widdup FOREIGN patients at a London hospital are being withheld treatment until they pay their bills up-front. Doctors at West Middlesex University hospital in Hounslow will stabilise patients, then quote them on any further treatment....
Heiress Was Originally Charged with Lewd Behaviour on Plane
Byline: Peter dominiczak PROSECUTORS have defended themselves after a jury took only 45 minutes to clear a socialite of being drunk on a plane. The Crown Prosecution Service said it had been right to take Guinness heiress Clare Irby, 30, to court...
I Told Indian Court I'd Been Sexually Assaulted and Everyone There Laughed; Londoner's Witness-Box Ordeal after Accusing Plumber of Attack
Byline: Amar Singh, Emma Rowley and Anthony Dias in Gujarat A LONDON woman told today how she was humiliated in an Indian courtroom after allegedly being attacked in her home. Kaya Eldridge, a charity worker from Dulwich, is fighting a bitter...
'I Told Indian Court I Had Been Sexually Assaulted. They Asked If I Drank'
Byline: Amar singh, Emma Rowley and Anthony Dias in Gujarat A LONDON woman told today how she was humiliated in an Indian courtroom after allegedly being attacked in her home. Kaya Eldridge, a charity worker from Dulwich, is fighting a bitter...
ITV Board Split over [Pounds Sterling]20m Pay Package to Lure New Chairman
Byline: Amar Singh ITV came under renewed pressure today to appoint a chief executive amid reports of a boardroom split over a multi-million-pound incentive scheme for the leading candidate. Former head of Sky Tony Ball has been in talks with...
Law Chief 'Must Face Probe for Hiring Illegal Immigrant as Cleaner'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent BRITAIN'S border agency was today urged to investigate the Attorney General for allegedly employing an illegal immigrant. Baroness Scotland, the Government's chief law officer, sacked her Tongan...
Law Minister 'Faces Fine for Failing to Check Illegal Cleaner's Work Papers'
Byline: NicholasCecil Chief political Correspondent ATTORNEY General Baroness Scotland today faced growing questions over her alleged employment of an illegal immigrant. The Government's most senior law officer was under pressure to reveal what...
Law Minister's Job in Doubt over Migrant She Hired as a Housekeeper
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL Chief political Correspondent ATTORNEY General Baroness Scotland's career was under threat today after an investigation was launched into claims she employed an illegal immigrant. Lady Scotland, the Government's chief law...
Lloyd's Searching for a Cup Hero as Britain Bid to Avoid Relegation
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent JOHN LLOYD is looking for a hero when Great Britain face Poland in a Davis Cup relegation play-off starting tomorrow. Andy Murray is established as British No1 but no other player has been consistent enough...
Mawatheeq Is Only '50-50' for Newmarket Bid
Byline: Simon Milham MAWATHEEQ is likely to bypass the Cambridgeshire Handicap in favour of a trip to France, according to trainer Marcus Tregoning. The recent Doncaster winner is as short as 12-1 joint second-favourite with both Coral and Stan...
Millions for 45 Bankers
A GRoUP of 45 bankers stand to make more than [pounds sterling]240 million between them after they quit Barclays to take on a contract to manage [pounds sterling]7.5 billion of the bank's riskiest assets, it emerged today. The deal was announced...
Millions for 45 Bankers
A GROUP of 45 bankers stand to make more than [pounds sterling]240 million between them after they quit Barclays to take on a contract to manage [pounds sterling]7.5 billion of the bank's riskiest assets, it emerged today. The deal was announced...
Mr Brown, You Have Cost My Family a Husband and Father
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THE family of a young father killed in Afghanistan has written a letter blaming the Prime Minister. Serjeant Paul McAleese died on 20 August when a bomb went off as he rushed to help a comrade dying from injuries...
Mr Brown, You Have Cost My Family a Husband and Father
Byline: JoeMurphy political editor THE family of a young father killed in Afghanistan has written a letter blaming the Prime Minister. Serjeant Paul McAleese died on 20 August when a bomb went off as he rushed to help a comrade dying from injuries...
New Campaign but Same Old Problems; Arsenal Flatter to Deceive despite Stirring Comeback after Sloppy Start as Their Defensive Frailties Are Exposed Again. James Olley Reports from Liege
Byline: James Olley STANDARD LIEGE 2 ARSENAL 3 ALTHOUGH the personnel may have changed, Arsenal's chances of Champions League glory still appear driven by a beautiful but often overcomplicated attacking strategy undermined by the defensive...
New Campaign but Same Old Problems; Arsenal Flatter to Deceive despite Stirring Comeback after Sloppy Start as Their Defensive Frailties Are Exposed Again. James Olley Reports from Liege
Byline: James Olley STANDARD LIEGE 2 ARSENAL 3 A LTHOUGH the personnel may have changed, Arsenal's chances of Champions League glory still appear driven by a beautiful but often overcomplicated attacking strategy undermined by the defensive frailty...
No Entry ... except on a Bicycle; Plan to Boost Cycling Will Allow Riders to Ignore One-Way Road Restrictions
Byline: Ross Lydall CYCLISTS will be able to ride the wrong way down a one-way street in a trial designed to encourage more Londoners to switch to two wheels. A pilot project is being launched in Kensington and Chelsea that will permit cyclists...
No Entry ... except on a Bicycle; Plan to Boost Cycling Will Allow Riders to Ignore One-Way Street Restrictions
Byline: Ross Lydall CYCLISTS will be able to ride the wrong way down a one-way street in a trial designed to encourage more Londoners to switch to two wheels. A pilot project is being launched in Kensington and Chelsea that will permit cyclists...
Obama Abandons 'Star Wars' Shield on Russian Border
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent AMERICA will ditch plans to build a "Star Wars" missile defence system in eastern Europe which put it at loggerheads with Russia. Barack Obama's administration will cancel the missile shield...
Obama Abandons 'Star Wars' Shield on Russian Border
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent BARACK OBAMA today ditched a plan to build a "Star Wars" missile shield in eastern Europe in a move which was an olive branch to both Russian and Iran. The US president axed the scheme, vehemently...
Olympic Legacy Is Just a Con
LONDON 2012 was to be the Legacy Games. But with less than three years until the event opens, that promise is looking increasingly hollow. New checks put in place by Boris Johnson at the London Development Agency, which was buying land at the Olympic...
Paperbacks
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH SISSINGHURST By Adam Nicolson (Harper Press, [pounds sterling]9.99) YOU'D think a book by a posh chap about his ancient family house might be unappealing. But this is Adam Nicolson, who wrote Men of Honour, one of the best...
Paperbacks
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH SISSINGHURST By Adam Nicolson (Harper Press, [pounds sterling]9.99) YOU'D think a book by a posh chap about his ancient family house might be unappealing. But this is Adam Nicolson, who wrote Men of Honour, one of the best...
Pay Up First or We Won't Treat You; Hospital Crackdown on 'Health Tourists'
Byline: Ellen Widdup FOREIGN patients at a London hospital are being withheld treatment until they pay their bills in advance. Doctors at West Middlesex University Hospital in Hounslow will stabilise patients, then quote them a price for any...
Phillips Courts the Tories with Business Lunch; Londoner's Diary
THERE was only one black person among the 26 speakers at this week's Spectator Paths Back to Prosperity conference at Church House. Needless to say, it was Trevor Phillips, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Perhaps more embarrassingly,...
Phillips Courts the Tories with Business Lunch; Londoner's Diary
THERE was only one black person among the 26 speakers at this week's Spectator Paths Back to Prosperity conference at Church House. Needless to say, it was Trevor Phillips, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Perhaps more embarrassingly,...
Posh and Pukka; Restaurant of the Week
Byline: Rowan Moore GREEN'S RESTAURANT AND OYSTER BAR **** 14 Cornhill, EC3 (020 7220 6300, www.greens.org.uk). Open Mon-Fri for lunch 11.30am-3pm and dinner 5.30pm-10pm. About [pounds sterling]140 for two. GREEN'S Restaurant and Oyster Bar in...
'Posh' Waitrose Adds a Bit of Class to Surging Sales at John Lewis
Byline: Simon English WAITROSE showed today that it is fending off the challenge posed by the discount supermarkets and that it has thrived despite the recession. When the economic downturn began, some analysts feared the stores would prove too...
'Posh' Waitrose Adds a Bit of Class to Surging Sales at John Lewis
Byline: Simon English WAITROSE showed today that it is fending off the challenge posed by the discount supermarkets and that it has thrived despite the recession. When the economic downturn began, some analysts feared the stores would prove too...
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Red Carpet Roster; Hot Tickets; Book Now
Byline: NICK RODDICK THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Selected cinemas across London THE first wave of the BFI's evercomplicated booking system opens today for next month's London Film Festival, which has one of its best-ever line-ups. Members get priority...
Rosicky: I'm the Man to End Silverware Drought
Byline: James Olley Football Correspondent, in Liege TOMAS ROSICKY today claimed he can be the creative spark to help Arsenal finally end their four-year search for a trophy. The Czech midfielder made his first start at club level in 20 months...
Rugby Focus
Byline: by Sam Bordiss GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP Harlequins v Saracens The Stoop, Saturday, 3pm The London sides have experienced contrasting fortunes in their opening two fixtures. Second-placed Sarries are flying after wins over the much-fancied Irish...
Rugby Focus; Guinness PremiershiP
Byline: by SamBordiss Harlequinsvsaracens The Stoop, Saturday, 3pm The London sides have experienced contrasting fortunes in their opening two fixtures. Second-placed Sarries are flying after wins over the much-fancied Irish and Northampton, against...
Sending More Troops to Afghanistan Won't Beat Taliban, Say US Experts
Byline: Robert Fox Defence Corrrespondent AS Britain and the US prepare to unveil a new strategy for Afghanistan, two eminent analysts have warned that a boosting of military numbers would play into the hands of al Qaeda and Taliban extremists....
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 The only thing more tedious than having to analyse precise but unimportant facts is having to do it twice. But with the retrograde Mercury having just moved to accent exactly such matters,...
TATE GALLERY'S [Pounds sterling]100M BONANZA; MAJOR ART GIFTS DESPITE RECESSION; SEROTA HAILS THE 'SPIRIT OF PHILANTHROPY'; A Rich Legacy for Future Generations'
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent THE Tate is defying the recession thanks to an astonishing series of gifts and bequests, it was revealed today. The gallery acquired almost [pounds sterling]100 million of new art in the past year....
Tate Gallery's [Pounds Sterling]100 Million Bonanza; Major Artworks Donated despite the Recession
Byline: Louise Jury Chief arts Correspondent THE Tate is defying the recession thanks to an astonishing series of gifts and bequests, it was revealed today. The gallery acquired almost [pounds sterling]100 million of new art in the past year....
Thames Back on Map in Great Tube U-Turn
Byline: RossLydall andKatharineBarney TUBE maps that fail to show the Thames and the Underground's fare zone system are to be scrapped after a U-turn ordered by Boris Johnson. Transport for London today announced it would replace the maps after...
The Discerning Drinker
Byline: Andrew Neather CHARLES Campion's seasonal choice of crayfish is an irresistible one. This is a delicate, subtly-flavoured shellfish that requires a light and elegant wine, perhaps with a very slight touch of sweetness -- depending a bit...
THE EMPEROR OF DOOM; He Thought That His Bloodthirsty Human Sacrifices Would Stop the Sun Dying. but Moctezuma II, the Fearsome Leader of the Aztecs Celebrated in the British Museum's Latest Blockbuster Show, Faced a More Real Threat, Says Historian Tom Holland
Byline: Tom Holland WE ARE not the first people to worry about the future of the planet. A sumptuous new exhibition at the British Museum is devoted to a civilisation that, if anything, was even more paranoid about climate change than we are. Back...
THE GREAT RIVER U-TURN FOR TUBE; THAMES AND . FARE ZONES REINSTATED ON NEW MAPS AFTER DAY OF PROTESTS; Tube U-Turn
Byline: Ross Lydall and Katharine Barney TUBE maps that fail to show the Thames and the Underground's fare zone system are to be scrapped after a U-turn ordered by Boris Johnson. Transport for London today announced it would replace the maps...
The IT Factor Is the Key to Success; There Is Always a Demand for IT Specialists in the Capital, but There Are Also Plenty of Candidates Looking for Jobs - and There Can Now Be as Many as 300 Applications for Each Vacancy. Linda Whitney Reports
Byline: Linda Whitney BUSINESSES rely on technology and that means they are always going to need good IT staff. While recruitment freezes may have led to a downturn in recruitment over the last year, the number of vacancies is now beginning to pick...
The Most Likeable of All Our Literary Heroes
Byline: NICHOLAS LEZARD SAMUEL JOHNSON: A LIFE by David Nokes (Faber, [pounds sterling]25) FROM the definition in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary for the word "Superfluous": "More than enough; unnecessary; offensive by being more than sufficient." We...
The Most Likeable of All Our Literary Heroes; SamUel JohnSon: A liFe by David Nokes (Faber, [Pounds Sterling]25)
Byline: NICHOLAS LEZARD From the definition in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary for the word "Superfluous": "more than enough; unnecessary; offensive by being more than sufficient." We don't, it has to be said, really need another biography of Johnson....
The NHS Must Rein in the Health Tourists
AMERICAN healthcare providers are notoriously hard-hearted towards would-be patients without the ability to pay. Now British hospitals may become a little tougher on those who come here to exploit the health service, if they follow the lead of the...
The NHS Must Rein in the Health Tourists
AmericAn healthcare providers are notoriously hard-hearted towards would-be patients without the ability to pay. now British hospitals may become a little tougher on those who come here to exploit the health service, if they follow the lead of the...
The Secrets of the Second Sex
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD WHY WOMEN HAVE SEX: UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL MOTIVATION, FROM ADVENTURE TO REVENGE (AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN) by Cindy Meston and David Buss (The Bodley Head, [pounds sterling]12.99) WHY MEN WANT SEX & WOMEN NEED LOVE by Allan...
The Secrets of the Second Sex
Why Women have Sex: UnderStanding SexUal motivation, From adventUre to revenge (and everything in BetWeen) by Cindy Meston and David Buss (The Bodley Head, [pounds sterling]12.99) Why men Want Sex & Women need love by Allan & Barbara Pease...
The Smart Shopper
Byline: Charles Campion LISBON CALLING Ferreira is a small, very small, Portuguese deli on Delancey Street in Camden. Despite there being not enough room to swing a cat, each lunchtime sees a score of people clogging the floor space as they wait...
Three-Year-Old Boy Fighting E.coli in Hospital Has Already Suffered Swine Flu
Byline: Peter Dominiczak A BOY of three became the latest victim of a growing E.coli outbreak only weeks after he recovered from swine flu. Harry Dolby, from Sidcup, developed E.coli on Sunday and is being kept on a drip in an isolation unit...
Topshop Gets Ready to Croc with Snappy New Designer Line
Byline: Rosamund Urwin TOPSHOP is preparing for a "handbagsat-dawn riot" tomorrow when designer Christopher Kane unveils his new collection for the chain. Stores across the capital are braced for a stampede to get hold of designs that cost a...
Topshop Gets Ready to Croc with Snappy New Designer Line
Byline: Rosamund Urwin ToPSHoP is preparing for a "handbagsat-dawn riot" tomorrow when designer Christopher Kane unveils his new collection for the chain. Stores across the capital are braced for a stampede to get hold of designs that cost a...
Topshop Gets Ready to Croc with Snappy New Designer Line
Byline: Rosamund Urwin ToPSHoP is preparing for a "handbagsat-dawn riot" tomorrow when designer Christopher Kane unveils his new collection for the chain. Stores across the capital are braced for a stampede to get hold of designs that cost a...
TOUGH LOVE; He's Been Accused of Glorifying Violence in His Films, but as His Latest Is Released, Director Nick Love Takes a Tour of the Gritty London Streets Where He Grew Up and Insists His Work Only Reflects Reality; 'HE HIT ME, I DUNNO THREE, MAYBE FOUR TIMES BUT HE COULDN'T KNOCK ME DOWN'
Byline: Will Self THE tall, mixed-race girl incongruously clad in a purple sari paused. She was trailing a toddler by the hand, and in her other one clutched a [pounds sterling]10 note. "Man," she exclaimed, "those are sick teeth!" The film director...
Unknown Rival Vows to Pole-Axe Murray in Davis Cup Showdown
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent ANDY MURRAY begins Great Britain's Davis Cup tie tomorrow against a player who is No in the rankings but the Polish opponent insists he has not given up hope of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in tennis....
Unknown Rival Vows to Pole-Axe Murray in Davis Cup Showdown
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent Unknown rival vows to pole-axe Murray in Davis Cup showdown Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent ANDY MURRAY begins Great Britain's Davis Cup tie tomorrow against a player who is No678 in the rankings but the...
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