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Articles from September 24, 2009

A Fantasy Encounter between Mortal Men and Immortal Gods
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH THE INFINITIES by John Banville (Picador, [pounds sterling]14.99) IF there is room in contemporary literature for prose of quiet loveliness and wilful obscurity, for a midsummer day depicted at great length, for the dealings...
Angry Flower Demands a Halt to England's Self-Destruct Sequence; Team Director Tells His Men They Must Cut out the Simple Errors to Be Able to Mount a Challenge in One-Day Cricket. by Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse ANDY FLOWER has admitted he is losing patience with England's habit of shooting themselves in the foot in one-day cricket. The England team director will watch his team begin their ICC Champions Trophy campaign against...
Angry Flower Demands a Halt to England's Self-Destruct Sequence; Team Director Tells His Men They Must Cut out the Simple Errors to Be Able to Mount a Challenge in One-Day Cricket. by Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse ANDY FLOWER has admitted he is losing patience with England's habit of shooting themselves in the foot in one-day cricket. The England team director will watch his side begin their ICC Champions Trophy campaign against...
A PASSION FOR ALL THINGS VEG; Nigel Slater's New Cookbook Is as Lyrical and Enjoyable as the Kitchen Diaries
Byline: DAVID SEXTON TENDER: VOLUME 1 by Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate, [pounds sterling]30) IT'S not such a common experience, opening for the first time a book you know will be in your life for years (always assuming you're spared). Nigel...
Attenborough's Clearance Sale; Director to Sell Art Treasures Because His House Is Full
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent LORD ATTENBOROUGH is to sell off his treasured paintings - because he says he has run out of wall space. He and his wife, Sheila, pictured below, are auctioning off the works that have graced the home...
BNP Councillor Blames Dyslexia for Murders Claim
Byline: Ross Lydall and Katharine Barney A BNP councillor facing suspension for falsely claiming on YouTube that three people were murdered within three weeks in the borough of Barking and Dagenham claimed he got his words mixed up because he is...
BNP Man Blames Dyslexia for Murders Claim
Byline: Ross Lydall and Katharine Barney A BNP councillor facing suspension for falsely claiming on YouTube that three people were murdered within three weeks in the borough of Barking and Dagenham claimed he got his words mixed up because he is...
Boris's C-Charge Mess Is Getting London Nowhere
Byline: Ken Livingstone LIKE everything else, public transport is affected by recession. That is why I planned ahead and ensured London's transport system had large financial reserves to cope with such a situation. Then Boris Johnson came in and...
Boris Transport Czar Trapped in Georgia after Bike Ride Ends in Crash
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Reporter BORIS JOHNSON'S transport adviser had an extended holiday in Georgia after police confiscated his passport. Kulveer Ranger was taking part in a 2,500-mile motorcycle ride from London to Tbilisi, the...
British Airways Hits Turbulence as Brokers Say Worst Is Yet to Come
Byline: Rosamund Urwin MARKET ROUND-UP SHARES in British Airways went into a tailspin today as UBS warned that the airline won't make a profit until 2012. The Swiss banking giant reckons that trading will hit the bottom for BA next year, with...
British Airways Hits Turbulence as Brokers Say Worst Is Yet to Come; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin SHARES in British Airways went into a spin today as UBS warned the airline won't make a profit until 2012. The Swiss banking giant said the trend for passenger numbers, capacity and yields is still one of decline. It reckons...
Brown Demands Sanctions to Stop Iran's Arms Race
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor GORDON BROWN today issued his sternest warning yet to Iran, calling for "tough and immediate sanctions for those who break the rules" on weapons proliferation. In a speech at the UN Security Council...
Brown's Business Minister Quits for Unpaid G20 Role
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor ONE of Gordon Brown's key allies has quit the Government to focus on global plans to pull the world out of recession. In a surprise move, business minister Baroness Vadera is to advise the G20 group...
Can Button Hold off Barrichello to Become F1 World Champion?
Byline: Matt Majendie FORMULA ONE has reached the business end of the season with Jenson Button still leading the world championship race by 14 points from team-mate Rubens Barrichello. After a stunning start to the season, in which the Briton won...
Can Button Hold off Barrichello to Become F1 World Champion?
Yes says Jonathan Legard BBC commentator GIVEN the last week, nothing is a done deal in Formula One but, with a 14-point lead, you'd have to say that Button is the overwhelming favourite for the title. I think he'll do it. With just 40 points up...
Carlo's Kids Put the Gloss on Cole's Return to Action; Future's Bright at the Bridge as Chelsea Youths Hutchinson and Borini Step Up in Style on a Night Which Saw Long-Awaited Comeback of Winger
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA 1 QPR 0 CHELSEA have had to grow accustomed to Arsenal's kids grabbing all the headlines in the Carling Cup - now they have a couple of their own to get excited about. Understandably, most of the limelight...
Carlo's Kids Put the Gloss on Cole's Return to Action; Future's Bright at the Bridge as Chelsea Youths Hutchinson and Borini Step Up in Style on a Night Which Saw Long-Awaited Comeback of Winger. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA 1 QPR 0 CHELSEA have had to grow accustomed to Arsenal's kids grabbing all the headlines in the Carling Cup -- now they have a couple of their own to get excited about. Understandably, most of the limelight from...
C-Charge out West Must End
IT IS GOOD that the Mayor has confirmed his desire to end the C-charge western extension but doubts remain about the timing. The western extension has done untold damage to many businesses both based inside the zone and those which rely on travel into...
Club Rugby Focus
Byline: by Sam Bordiss GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP Newcastle v Harlequins Kingston Park, tomorrow, 8pm The enduring off-field problems of the summer have manifested themselves on-field, as bottom placed Quins chase their first win at a fourth attempt....
Club Rugby Focus; Guinness Premiership
Byline: by Sam Bordiss Newcastle v Harlequins Kingston Park, tomorrow, 8pm The enduring off-field problems of the summer have manifested themselves on-field, as bottom placed Quins chase their first win at a fourth attempt. Newcastle, also without...
Credit Suisse Puts Sky on Shorting List and Calls for Change of Strategy; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin THE picture is getting shakier for BSkyB - so much so that Credit Suisse thinks it is a prime candidate to short. The Swiss bank's pointy-heads today gave a triple-whammy of reasons to bet against the satellite broadcaster,...
Critically Ill Patients Turned Away in Hospital Beds Crisis
Byline: Ellen Widdup PATIENTS in need of life-saving treatment are being turned away from London hospitals every day because of a shortage of intensive care beds. Hundreds are being forced to go on long ambulance journeys to alternative hospitals...
Crouch Steals the Show but It's Palacios Who Is Pulling Spurs' Strings; Hard-Working Honduran Deserves the Plaudits after the England Striker Scores Hat-Trick in Cup Stroll
Byline: Tom Collomosse WITH 22 goals in eight games this season, Tottenham are proving to be one of the most potent attacking teams in the top flight. Yet for all the finishing prowess of Peter Crouch -- who scored a hat-trick at Deepdale to...
Deadly Memories; Theatre
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS OUR CLASS National's Cottesloe, SE1 AT THE heart of this unflinching play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek, presented here in a pungent version by Ryan Craig, are the events of 10 July 1941. That day in Jedwabne, a town in the borderlands...
Director of Adulthood Swaps Grit for Glitter and Girls
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspndent RISING movie star Noel Clarke is ditching grit for glamour and girls in a new film he hopes will "break" the US. The creative force behind hard-hitting dramas Kidulthood and Adulthood has recruited...
Flight-on-the-Wall Writer Reveals Secret Stories of Heathrow
Byline: Tim Stewart IT IS more than just a shopping and eating opportunity. Up to 90 million passengers pass through its gates each year and almost 70,000 people are employed there, making Heathrow Airport a place of diverse and contrasting human...
Flying a Foodie Flag for Sardinia; Restaurant of the Week
Byline: David Sexton TENORE 14 Barnsbury Road, N1 (020 7278 6955, www.tenore-restaurant.co.uk). Closed Monday (contrary to its own website), open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday, lunch Friday-Sunday. Pizzas about [pounds sterling]40 for two, restaurant...
Fragile and Unloved to the End
Byline: JOHN PRESTON THE SECRET LIVES OF SOMERSET MAUGHAM by Selina Hastings (John Murray, [pounds sterling]25) ALTHOUGH his books continue to sell in what publishers like to call "respectable numbers", Somerset Maugham has long fallen out of critical...
Friend Fought to Save Student Who Drowned in Thames Swim
Byline: Felix Allen A STUDENT has told how he tried in vain to save his friend from drowning in the Thames. Billal Khan made desperate efforts to keep Anwaar Ali Ahmed afloat when he got into difficulties while trying to swim the river. But...
Friend's Desperate Fight to Save Student Who Drowned on Swim across Thames
Byline: Felix Allen A STUDENT has told how he tried in vain to save his friend from drowning in the Thames. Billal Khan made desperate efforts to keep Anwaar Ali Ahmed afloat when he got into difficulties while trying to swim the river. But...
Get Your Hands on Tiller: Angry Tories Tell Boris to Axe C-Charge Zone Now
Byline: Katharine Barney and Ross Lydall BORIS JOHNSON was today facing a growing rebellion from members of his own party after he admitted scrapping the western extension of the congestion charge could be delayed for up to a year. Tories across...
GNER Gets Back on the Rails with New Train Services
Byline: Robert Lea NEW, cut-price train services are to be launched out of Euston to the north of England in the first ever challenge to Virgin Trains' monopoly on the West Coast Main Line. And the once much-loved GNER rail brand is to be resurrected...
Hillary: We'll Talk to Burma
Byline: Ed Harris HILLARY CLINTON said today that the US would engage in direct high-level talks with Burma's ruling junta in an effort to promote democracy in the military-run state. The US Secretary of State made the announcement at the United...
IN THE STEPS OF THE MASTER; Bertie Wooster's Mayfair Life Is Moulded around PG Wodehouse's Own London Haunts, Finds Harry Mount
Byline: Harry Mount LOOK at Mayfair through Lt Col Norman Murphy's hawkish eyes, and suddenly you're back in the s London of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. Gone are the sleek American hedge-funders on Davies Street, with their mobiles clamped to the...
It's Fab for Joe but He Won't Worry about England
Byline: Simon Johnson JOE COLE today revealed he has put making England's World Cup squad to the back of his mind and is just concentrating on rediscovering his best form with Chelsea. Cole made his first appearance for eight months in the club's...
It's Fab for Joe but He Won't Worry about England
Byline: Simon Johnson JOE COLE today revealed he has put making England's World Cup squad to the back of his mind and is just concentrating on rediscovering his best form with Chelsea. Cole made his first appearance for eight months in the club's...
JJB Chief Hits out at Sports Direct as His Losses Rocket
Byline: Lucy Tobin JJB Sports boss Sir David Jones today branded Mike Ashley's Sports Direct chain and the flagship Piccadilly Circus store Lillywhites in particular "a complete and utter tragedy" as half-year losses at his own sportswear chain...
Joy of the J-LO-MOs*; *That's Those with Jobs and Low Tracker Mortgages
Byline: Jonathan Prynn AN ESTATE agent friend tells me a story. A client of his landed a [pounds sterling]5 million mortgage in that long ago world before Lehman's collapse when banks were still lending. The interest was 1.18 per cent below the...
Leave Us Alone, We've Got Big Enough Debts as It Is
Byline: Rosamund Urwin WON'T today's teenagers suffer enough, Mr Lambert? On top of bearing the brunt of a decade of financial mismanagement by their elders, the director general of the CBI believes that they should pay more to go to university....
Loans to Help Poor Become Entrepreneurs
Byline: Abul Taher A LOAN system devised to aid some of the world's poorest people in Bangladesh is helping hard-up Londoners cope with the recession. The scheme, known as micro-credit or micro-finance, works by lending small sums of money to...
Mandelson Hints Labour May Hit More Top Earners with Higher Taxes
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor A HINT that income tax on the wealthy will need to go up again after the election was given by Lord Mandelson today. In a remarkably candid interview, he warned that "exceptional measures" may be needed to...
Mini Allotments beside Canal to Get First-Timers Growing
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield HUGE plots of derelict land along the Grand Union Canal will be turned into vegetable and flower patches in an attempt to ease London's allotment shortage. British Waterways has donated 2,000 square metres of unused land...
MP Merchant, Symbol of 90s Tory Sleaze, Dies of Cancer
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor PIERS MERCHANT, the MP who came to symbolise "Tory sex sleaze" during the 1997 general election, has died of cancer. Mr Merchant, who was 58, hit the headlines over his affair with Soho hostess Anna...
My Relief That the Gilt Has Worn off the Presidency; as Obama Hosts the G20, a Seasoned Political Writer Calls for Realistic Expectations of the Rock Star President
Byline: Harold Evans THE CLOWNS at the top of the bill at the UN General Assembly vaudeville show, Iran's Ahmadinejad and Libya's Gaddafi, did President Obama a bit of a favour. Their ravings highlight what a cool and rational fellow the new president...
My Relief That the Gilt Has Worn off This Presidency; as Obama Hosts the G20, a Seasoned Political Writer Calls for Realistic Expectations of the Rock Star President
Byline: Harold Evans THE CLOWNS at the top of the bill at the UN General Assembly vaudeville show, Iran's Ahmadinejad and Libya's Gaddafi, did President Obama a bit of a favour. Their ravings highlight what a cool and rational fellow the new president...
New Viking Invasion as Danish Men Offer Hope to Childless
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor INFERTILE London couples are being offered sperm from Danish men to solve a shortage of donors. Foreign fertility banks are charging British patients as much as [pounds sterling]1,000 for top grade sperm....
New Viking Invasion as Danish Men Offer Hope to the Childless
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor INFERTILE London couples are being offered sperm from Danish men to solve a shortage of donors. Foreign fertility banks are charging British patients as much as [pounds sterling]1,000 for top grade sperm....
Obama's Russian Gamble Pays Off
THE FOCUS of British interest in proceedings at the United Nations has naturally been to do with whether or not the US President, Barack Obama, has snubbed Gordon Brown and whether their 15-minute chat in a UN kitchen compensates for the president's...
Ofgem: Why Questions on Energy Bills Are Piling Up; ENERGY ANALYSIS
Byline: Robert Leas THREE questions. Has anyone heard whether their household energy prices are coming down any time soon? Given that wholesale prices have been falling like a stone, has anyone heard any good reasons why retail prices are not budging?...
Oil Strike Is Another Blow to Saint Vince; Londoner's Diary
VINCE Cable, who went to Bournemouth as the darling of the nation as well as his party, may be leaving with his head in his hands as the LibDem front bench accuses him of failing to consult them on his explosive idea of taxing homes worth over [pounds...
Old Age Enlivens Haitink's Mozart; Classical
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY HAITINK/CHICAGO SO Festival Hall, SE1 **** With the Proms over, there's barely time to catch your breath before normal classical service resumes. And just to remind us that the Proms do not have a monopoly on the top...
Our Back-Up Boys Will Fight All the Way for Hodgson, Says Greening; Midfielder Insists Fulham Have the Strength in Depth to Make a Big Impact after Going So Close against City
Byline: Graham Chase MAN CITY 2 FULHAM 1 (After extra-time; 1-1 at 90 mins) JONATHAN GREENING believes Fulham have shown they have a squad that can compete on several fronts after their second string pushed Manchester City all the way in...
Our Back-Up Boys Will Fight All the Way for Hodgson, Says Greening; Midfielder Insists Fulham Have the Strength in Depth to Make a Big Impact after Going So Close against City. by Graham Chase
Byline: Graham Chase MAN CITY 2 FULHAM 1 JONATHAN GREENING believes Fulham have shown they have a squad that can compete on several fronts after their second string pushed Manchester City all the way in the Carling Cup. None of the starting line-up...
Policeman Accused of Raping Assault Victim Who Dialled 999
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent A MET police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman who dialled 999 for help after an assault. The constable was with several officers who went to the woman's flat in Bromley after...
Policeman Accused of Raping Assault Victim Who Dialled 999
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent A MET police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman who dialled 999 for help after an assault. The constable was with several officers who went to the woman's flat in Bromley after...
Pound Crashes More Than 2.5 Cents against Dollar
Byline: Hugo Duncan STERLING plunged more than two-and-a-half cents against the dollar tonight as nervous investors were again spooked by the Bank of England. In one of the biggest daily falls in recent times, the pound fell 2.55 cents against...
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To celebrate the launch of the new Sourced Market at St. Pancras International, there are a number of fantastic food related offers you can take advantage of which include: Win the chance to get your dish on the Menu at the St. Pancras Grand -plus...
Revolt over Mayor's Delay in Scrapping C-Charge
Byline: Katharine Barney and Ross Lydall BORIS JOHNSON was today facing a growing rebellion from members of his own party after he admitted scrapping the western extension of the congestion charge could be delayed for up to a year. Tories across...
Simple Solution to the Reward Problem
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT IF SOMETHING good can be salvaged from the Tony Ball saga, in which he is demanding a potential [pounds sterling]20 million reward over five years for running ITV, it ought to take the form of a rethink on the...
Sol Let Me Down by Quitting County, Says Angry Eriksson; the Club's Director of Football Claims Campbell Knew What to Expect When He Joined. by Andrew Hodgson
Byline: Andrew Hodgson SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON revealed today that he feels personally let down by Sol Campbell after the former England international walked out on Notts County after only one match. County's director of football claimed that the...
Some Seriously Strange Tapas; Pix Pintxos
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 (020 7727 6500, www.pix-bar.com). A meal-sized range of pinchos for two with drinks, about [pounds sterling]75. AS A bar experience, Barcelona's El Xampanyet is close to heaven: a tiny, noisy,...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 It's true that retrograde Mercury can lead to mistakes that, in turn, can result in chaos. But those mistakes are about to reveal undetected errors from the past. This gives you a chance...
Strictly Come Working
THE celebrity contestants on Strictly Come Dancing are facing a similar situation to many job seekers in the current economic environment. They are being taken out of their comfort zone and asked to take on new skills in what is proving to been...
Sun Sets on Hackney Empire; Theatre Will Close Next Year to Clear Debts
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent THE Hackney Empire, the theatre which TV star Griff Rhys Jones helped restore, will close next year in an attempt to clear massive debts. Simon Thomsett, its artistic director and chief executive,...
The Abolitionists' Fallen Hero Is Desperate for Every Penny; COMMENTARY
Byline: Tony Travers THE western extension of the congestion charge was Ken Livingstone's statement of intent following the successful introduction of the original, central zone, charge. There is little doubt that had he won last year's mayoral...
The Discerning Drinker
Byline: Andrew Neather THIS month's big Wines of Chile tasting was a testament to the country's everimproving standards of quality. More excitingly, there are more and more wines with real regional character coming out of Chile -- well worth exploring....
The Find That Could Change History; GOLD STRIKE TREASURE HUNTER TO SCOOP MILLIONS FOR BIGGEST ANGLO-SAXON HOARD
Byline: Rashid Razaq AN amateur treasure hunter searching his friend's farm with a metal detector has discovered the largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold. The 1,345 items including gold and silver crosses, sword decorations and precious stones...
The Find That Could Change History; GOLD STRIKE TREASURE HUNTER TO SCOOP MILLIONS FOR BIGGEST ANGLO-SAXON HOARD
Byline: Rashid Razaq AN amateur treasure hunter searching his friend's farm with a metal detector has discovered the largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold. The 1,345 items including gold and silver crosses, sword decorations and precious stones...
The Smart Shopper
Byline: Charles Campion GOOSE CHASE Saint Michael's Day - aka Michaelmas - falls on 29 September, so now is the time to source your goose. These birds are also known as "green" geese as they were traditionally fattened on the fields - eating...
THE SMART SHOPPER; in Association with the Market At
Byline: Charles Campion GOOSE CHASE Saint Michael's Day -- aka Michaelmas -- falls on 29 September, so now is the time to source your goose. These birds are also known as "green" geese as they were traditionally fattened on the fields -- eating...
THE WORLD'S FIRST VACCINE FOR AIDS; JAB CUTS RISK OF INFECTION BY THIRD, SCIENTISTS REVEAL; [Pounds sterling]100M U.S. STUDY IS HAILED AS HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH; Aids Vaccine
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor SCIENTISTS have developed the world's first vaccine that offers protection against Aids. The jab, which cuts the risk of infection from the HIV virus by nearly a third, has been hailed as "a historic milestone"...
Things Just Get Worse for the Prime Minister
IF there is such a thing as a Midas touch in reverse, then the Prime Minister plainly possesses it. His trip to the US, where he has offered to scrap part of the Trident nuclear deterrent as part of a disarmament deal, has been overshadowed by the...
This C-Charge Mess Is Getting London Nowhere
Byline: Ken Livingstone LIKE everything else, public transport is affected by recession. That is why I planned ahead and ensured London's transport system had large financial reserves to cope with such a situation. Then Boris Johnson came in and...
This Is It, Cameron Declares as Tories Take Lead in North
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor AN INCREASINGLY confident David Cameron has declared: "This is it." With new polls showing the Conservatives on the verge of a return to power, he used the phrase at both the start and end of a speech at a...
This Is It, Cameron Declares as Tories Take Lead in North
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor AN INCREASINGLY confident David Cameron has declared: "This is it." With new polls showing the Conservatives on the verge of a return to power, he used the phrase at both the start and end of a speech at a...
This View of Sex and Education Is Crazy, Professor
Byline: Olivia Cole THE great novel of transgression, Lolita, begins with a fictional foreword by one John Ray Jr, PhD, who writes that the novel's account by self-confessed paedophile Humbert Humbert "should make all of us - parents, social workers,...
This View of Sex and Education Is Crazy, Professor
Byline: Olivia Cole THE great novel of transgression, Lolita, begins with a fictional foreword by one John Ray Jr, PhD, who writes that the novel's account by self-confessed paedophile Humbert Humbert "should make all of us -- parents, social workers,...
Thousands of Jobs in Store; despite Last Week's Grim Unemployment News, There Are Tens of Thousands of Retailing Vacancies Waiting to Be Filled at This Time of Year -- and Not All of Them Are Seasonal Jobs. Niki Chesworth Reports
Byline: Niki Chesworth RETAILERS are looking for tens of thousands of staff to cope with seasonal demand. Although most of these vacancies are for short-term and part-time jobs, some supermarkets are looking to fill permanent positions which offer...
Three-Goal Crouch Feasts on Quality Service from Palacios
Byline: Tom Collomosse PRESTON 1 TOTTENHAM 5 WITH 22 goals in eight games this season, Tottenham are proving to be one of the most potent attacking teams in the top flight. Yet for all the finishing prowess of Peter Crouch -who scored a...
Toe of Frog and Wool of Bat, Phyllida's Got Gargoyles Back
Byline: Terry Kirby and Charlotte Chambers SHE IS a renowned actress in her own right, as well as the mother of Oscarwinner Emma Thompson and the widow of Magic Roundabout creator Eric Thompson. Now Phyllida Law has discovered a new persona: a witch...
TURNER'S MASTER CLASS; the Damien Hirst of His Day, He Was Celebrated, Expensive and Ambitious and Often Pitted Himself against the Old Masters - with Results That Are as Enjoyably Bad as Good; EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK
Byline: Brian Sewell TURNER AND THE MASTERS Tate Britain, SW1 JOSEPH Mallord William Turner, perhaps this country's most celebrated painter -and quite certainly considered so across the Channel -was born in 1775 and thus much more a Georgian...
Uncovering the Modern Politics of Ancient Rome; Book of the Week
Byline: PETER JONES LUSTRUM by Robert Harris (Hutchinson, [pounds sterling]18.99) AHISTORICAL novelist is rather like a barrister hand- ling a client whose story broadly rings true but nevertheless does not quite add up in every detail. It is in...
Waitrose to Take on M&S with 300 Convenience Stores
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor WAITROSE ploughed into London's convenience store wars today with plans to open up to 300 neighbourhood branches. The "posh grocer," which last week unveiled a 19 per cent rise in profits, said...
Walking in a Wintle Wonderland; M&S Designer Is Star of Men's Catwalk Day
Byline: Jeremy Langmead LONDON FASHION WEEK Evening Standard SCOTT SCHUMAN, an American blogger whose website, The Sartorialist, features pictures of people he's spotted on the street that he believes dress well, accompanied by a few anodyne comments,...
Wanted: A Woman Newsreader Aged over 50 to Save BBC from 'Ageism' Claims
Byline: Amar Singh THE BBC today attempted to defuse the growing ageism row by announcing it wanted to recruit a female news presenter over the age of 50. In an apparent U-turn, director general Mark Thompson revealed he has set bosses at BBC...
Wanted: A Woman Newsreader Aged over 50 to Save BBC from 'Ageism' Claims
Byline: Amar Singh THE BBC today attempted to defuse the growing ageism row by announcing it wanted to recruit a female news presenter over the age of 50. In an apparent U-turn, director general Mark Thompson revealed he has set bosses at BBC...
Wasps' Robocop Puts Arresting Form Down to Positive Thinking
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent LONDON WASPS No8 Dan Ward-Smith, who refused to accept a serious knee injury had ended his career, has enlisted the help of a sports psychologist to help him break into the England team. Ward-Smith was...
Wasps' Robocop Puts Arresting Form Down to Positive Thinking
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent LONDON WASPS No8 Dan Ward-Smith, who refused to accept a serious knee injury had ended his career, has enlisted the help of a sports psychologist to help him break into the England team. Ward-Smith was...
We're Not All Enjoying a Mortgage Bonanza -- Some of Us Are Barely Keeping Afloat
Byline: Chris Blackhurst SADLY, not everyone is better off. I don't feel that I've got more money to spend. There seems to be a common assumption that every time interest rates are reduced, everyone with a mortgage claps their hands in the air...
Wheels Come off Boris Transport Adviser's Motorcycle Adventure; Transport Czar Trapped in Georgia after Running over Pedestrian on Charity Trip
Byline: Katharine Barney City hall reporter BORIS JOHNSON'S transport adviser had an extended holiday in Georgia after police confiscated his passport. Kulveer Ranger was taking part in a 2,500-mile motorcycle ride from London to Tbilisi, the...
Where to Eat Superior Burgers in the West End
Byline: Charles Campion HARD ROCK Considering it opened in 1971 and is thus a senior citizen of the burger world, the Hard Rock does a pretty good job of appealing to each new generation. The burgers have always been good. Try the patriot's favourite...
Wife-Killer Is Banned from Driving Any Taxi
Byline: Ross Lydall A CONVICTED killer has had his minicab licence revoked by Transport for London after the Standard exposed the case. The 38-year-old, who strangled his wife, has also been banned from studying The Knowledge in his bid to qualify...
Win an Xbox 360 Elite Console
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, this Xbox 360 Elite has a premium black finish and is the boldest addition to the Xbox family. It redefines what games look like and engages you like never before with full surround...
World's First Aids Vaccine Cuts Infection Risk by Third
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor SCIENTISTS have developed the world's first vaccine that offers protection against Aids. The jab cuts the risk of infection from the HIV virus by nearly a third and has been hailed as "an historic milestone"...
Your Club Today
ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 PTS9 Cesc Fabregas has backed Arsene Wenger's claim that Arsenal are unfairly treated by referees. The skipper said: "What is for sure is that we probably commit half the fouls that other teams do but seem to receive the same number...
Your Club Today
ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 PTS9 Cesc Fabregas has backed Arsene Wenger's claim that Arsenal are unfairly treated by referees. The skipper said: "What is for sure is that we probably commit half the fouls that other teams do but seem to receive the same number...
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