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Articles from May 15, 2007

A City I Was Loath to Leave; the Harsh Reality of London Is Apparent after a Break in Venice
RETURNING from holiday is never fun; the better the break, the more crushing the disappointment. As my girlfriend and I wheeled our luggage through Gatwick last week, back in London after a damp but intoxicating stay in Venice, we tried to lift our...
Alan and His Army Winning Battle for Labour Deputy
ALAN JOHNSON today swept into pole position in the deputy leadership race, boasting he was the "people's choice" to replace John Prescott. The Education Secretary launched his campaign with a characteristically slick performance and buoyed by the...
Always Try to Keep Abreast of Trends in Titillating Television; TV WATCH
Teen Boob Jobs: Too Much Too Young ITV1 UNTIL THE day that science finally locates and removes the gullibility gene from homo sapiens, humanity will always fall easy prey to a rip-off cleverly disguised as a bargain. Back in medieval times, incorrigible...
Ask the Queen about Diana Evidence, Fayed Demands; She Must Be Approached over Powers at Work Talk with Burrell, Says QC
MOHAMED FAYED called today for the Queen to be directly approached in the Princess Diana inquest. Mr Faye d s c ounsel Michael Mansfield QC told a pre-inquest hearing of claims by the Princesss former butler Paul Burrell of conversations with...
Ask the Queen about Diana Evidence, Fayed Demands; She Must Be Approached over 'Powers at Work' Talk with Burrell, Says QC
MOHAMED FAYED called today for the Queen to be "directly approached" in the Princess Diana inquest. Mr Fayed's counsel Michael Mansfield QC told a pre-inquest hearing of claims by the Princess's former butler Paul Burrell of conversations with the...
Barclays'ABN Bid Seems Dogged by Lack of Vision
holder vote is coming up in a few days and the belief is that some 40% of ABN Amro stock is now in the hands of hedge funds and other holders looking for a quick turn. Barclays is going to lose that vote unless it goes for the vision thing. It does...
Barclays'ABN Bid Seems Dogged by Lack of Vision; CITY COMMENT
WE HAVE long known that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. We are in the process of learning that a dog is a takeover bid for a Dutch bank run by a committee of advisers. No one in the history of takeovers has employed as many assisting...
Blatter Steps into the Tevez Legal Minefield but Gang of Five Still Facing an Uphill Fight
SHEFFIELD UNITED chairman Kevin McCabe was today pressing ahead with his threat to take legal action over what he sees as the Premier Leagues lenient treatment of West Ham, claiming there was a consensus of support among the top-flight clubs. In...
Blatter Steps into the Tevez Legal Minefield but 'Gang of Five' Still Facing an Uphill Fight
SHEFFIELD UNITED chairman Kevin McCabe was today pressing ahead with his threat to take legal action over what he sees as the Premier League's lenient treatment of West Ham, claiming there was a "consensus" of support among the top-flight clubs. ...
Boris the Ancient History Boy; MP Dons Toga in Protest at Plans to Scrap A-Level
TORY education spokesman Boris Johnson was dressed in a toga and laurels by sixth-form students as he received a petition against plans to scrap the last remaining ancient history A-level. The Henley MP spoke in Latin as he was presented with the...
Browns Biggest London Challenge
YVETTE Cooper, the housing minister, has a tough task today: to set out a solution to the housing crisis, which in the South-East has meant rising prices putting home-ownership far out of reach of many people. The percentage of those owning their own...
Brown's Biggest London Challenge
YVETTE Cooper, the housing minister, has a tough task today: to explain why Labour has presided overa massive rise in house prices that has put home ownership far out of reach of the hard-working families the Chancellor speaks of supporting. The...
Brown's Biggest London Challenge
YVETTE Cooper, the housing minister, has a tough task today: to set out a solution to the housing crisis, which in the South-East has meant rising prices putting home-ownership far out of reach of many people. The percentage of those owning their own...
Brown's Eco-Towns Won't Solve the Housing Crisis; COMMENTARY
THEY are touted as the answer to our housing problems and environmental worries: brave new zero-carbon eco-towns in the countryside, backed up by strong public transport and excellent public services. Thus has Gordon Brown struck into the green-blue...
Brown Set for a Clear Run as the Left Fails to Unite Behind One Rival
GORDON BROWN looks set to be unopposed this week after an admission from Labour's Left-wing that MPs are failing to unite behind sole rival John McDonnell. A senior source close to Michael Meacher, the former minister who dropped out yesterday,...
Camilla Defies Green Charles
CAMILLA has rebelled against Charles's green campaign by taking a private plane to go on holiday without him. She flew to Greece aboard a billionaire's jet yesterday leaving the Prince at Highgrove, the Evening Standard can reveal today. Her...
Camilla Defies Green Charles to Jet off on Holiday
CAMILLA has rebelled against Prince Charles's green campaign by taking a private plane to go on holiday without him. She flew to Greece aboard a billionaire's jet yesterday leaving the Prince at Highgrove. Her decision is understood to have led...
Cancer Survival Rate Has Doubled in Three Decades
THE chance of surviving cancer for 10 years after being diagnosed has doubled in three decades. Latest figures show the average patient has a 46.2 per cent chance of being alive a decade after diagnosis. However, survival for some cancers has...
Cash Is the Biggest Hurdle for Katie in Bid for London Gold; in the First of a New Fortnightly Series on the Sports That Will Feature at the London Games, Adrian Warner Looks at the Challenge Facing One Young Rider
IF KATIE BAILEY realises her dream of competing for Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, it will be a remarkable victory over financial constraints for her multi-tasking mum. Cash plays a crucial role in securing success in the equestrian discipline...
Cash Is the Biggest Hurdle for Katie in Bid for London Gold; in the First of a New Fortnightly Series on the Sports That Will Feature at the London Games, Adrian Warner Looks at the Challenge Facing One Young Rider LONDON 2012 THE ONES TO WATCH
IF KATIE BAILEY realises her dream of competing for Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, it will be a remarkable victory over financial constraints for her multitasking mum. Cash plays a crucial role in securing success in the equestrian discipline...
Change of Course for VT after [Pounds Sterling]700m BAE Tie-Up
ONE of the great names of British warship-building - Vosper Thornycroft, now known as VT Group - could be out of the industry within three years after details emerged of a [pounds sterling]700 million merger with the marine interests of defence giant...
Commodities Market Growth Creates Client Opportunities
IN MARCH 2007 the FSA issued a report entitled Growth in Commodity Investment: risks and challenges for commodity participants. In the past two years the commodity derivatives market has grown 400 per cent. One of main concerns raised by the FSA was...
Creative Links Make the Digital World Tick; New Media Consultancy LBi Developed Its Reputation on the Understanding That Success Is Built on Analysis of Data and Evidence Not Anecdotal Insights
ONE of the most interesting trends in consulting at the moment is the opportunity for consultants to take their skills into niche areas. Companies such as LBi, a creative digital agency, are increasingly relying on consultancy skills to help them deliver...
FIFA to Probe Deal for Tevez; (1) Blatter Warns Premier League He Has Power to Dock Points (2) Sepp Admits FIFA Interest in Hammers Row
FIFA today stepped into the row over Argentina striker Carlos Tevez and announced they will investigate whether West Ham should have been docked points for breaching Premier League rules. Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, said the game's world governing...
FIFA to Probe Deal for Tevez; Blatter Warns Premier League He Has Power to Dock Points
FIFA today stepped into the row over Argentina striker Carlos Tevez and announced they will investigate whether West Ham should have been docked points for breaching Premier League rules. Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, said the games world governing...
FIFA to Probe Deal for Tevez; Blatter Warns Premier League He Has Power to Dock pointsWILKO'S STRIPED FOR ACTION
FIFA today stepped into the row over Argentina striker Carlos Tevez and announced they will investigate whether West Ham should have been docked points for breaching Premier League rules. Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, said the game's world governing...
Freddie Finds His Fire Again but Injury May Keep Him on Backburner
ANDREW FLINTOFF is desperate to be England's conquering all-rounder all over again but his chances of playing in Thursday's First Test against the West Indies look no better than 50-50 because of another ankle injury. But while the body may be struggling,...
'Gay Murder Inquiries Marred by Homophobia'
SCOTLAND Yard investigations into murders and violent attacks in the gay community have been marred by "institutional" homophobia, a report claims today. An independent review into how Met police handled a series of murders involving gay men and...
Ghaly Is Desperate to Quit Tottenham
TOTTENHAM midfielder Hossam Ghaly has demanded a transfer after growing fed up with Martin Jol's rotation policy. Ghaly was criticised by Spurs supporters after he threw his shirt at manager Jol when he was substituted against Blackburn last week....
Ghaly: I Want out of Spurs
TOTTENHAM midfielder Hossam Ghaly has demanded a transfer after becoming fed up with Martin Jol's rotation policy. Ghaly was criticised by Spurs fans after he threw his shirt at manager Jol when substituted against Blackburn last week. The Egypt...
Going Flat out; as Britney Spears Has Shown, a Flat Stomach Is Possible in Double-Quick Time. Peta Bee Explains How a Regime of Laughter, Healthy Food and Exercise Can Help Tone Your Tummy in Two Weeks
THE GOOD news is that we all have an ironing board stomach. The bad news is that more often than not, it is hidden beneath at least one layer of fat. If, though, you have been inspired by the transformation of Britney Spears's tum from decidedly...
Homes Evacuated as 50kg Wartime Bomb Is Found
MORE than 100 people have been evacuated from their homes after a huge Second World War bomb was discovered. The 50kg device was found by workmen on a building site off Palmers Road in Bethnal Green yesterday afternoon. Police urged people to...
IBM Has the Strength in Depth to Stay a Market Leader; People Still Talk about IBM as a Technology Firm, but Our Capability Is So Much Broader Than That
IBM was for so long the worlds biggest IT company that it might be a shock to be told it is now the worlds biggest management consultancy. But the push into services in the Nineties gained such momentum from the acquisition of PwCs consultancy arm...
In Falsetto Heaven with Mika; Feelgood Songs, a Fantastic Voice and a Spectacular showREVIEW
Mika Shepherd's Bush Empire ONE of the most heavily hyped artists in recent times, flamboyant Lebaneseborn singer Mika had been declared a star long before he released his first single. But despite his appearance in just about every one of...
It's Time GPs Fitted in with Their Patients; MEDICAL NOTES
PRIME Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown has promised to tackle GPs on the thorny issue of patient access, with the aim of improving out-of-hours care and making it easier to see your doctor in the evenings and at weekends. Both will prove popular with...
'I Want the Almeida Audience to Be as Rich a Mix as Upper Street'; the Islington Theatre Has Always Been a Magnet for the Chattering Classes, but Director Michael Attenborough Is Aiminghis Latest Production - a Long-Lost Race Play That Explores Themes Relevant Today - at a New Public
BIG WHITE FOG has black teenagers dropping out of school in favour of menial jobs or lives of crime, Africans dissing Caribbeans as "monkey-chasers" and those of mixed race tussling with their full-blooded cousins. Unemployment and poverty loom,...
Kate's Topshop Fans Fail to Net a Fortune on eBay
WHEN Kate Moss announced she was designing a new collection for the high street, some saw it as a chance to own a piece personally endorsed by the supermodel. Others saw it as a money-making opportunity. But the people who snapped up outfits when...
Ken: More Lazy Analysis
I WAS not surprised to see Ken Livingstone shouting his mouth off about a subject he knows nothing about when he describes "a whole generation" of unemployed Londoners being too lazy to compete with migrant workers: he does it all the time (14 May)....
Ken's NY Diary
THE row over American diplomats refusing to pay the congestion charge has taken a new twist. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to introduce a similar scheme in Manhattan, to the delight of Ken Livingstone. Mr Bloomberg insists diplomats must...
Ken's NY Diary
THE row over American diplomats refusing to pay the congestion charge has taken a new twist. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to introduce a similar scheme in Manhattan, to the delight of Ken Livingstone. Mr Bloomberg insists diplomats must...
Ken's NY Diary
THE row over American diplomats refusing to pay the congestion charge has taken a new twist. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to introduce a similar scheme in Manhattan, to the delight of Ken Livingstone. Mr Bloomberg insists diplomats must...
Kia: Tevez Is Wanted by Two Big Clubs
CARLOS TEVEZ will decide on his future next week, according to the man who brought him to England from Corinthians in Brazil. Kia Joorabchian, who is no longer supposed to have a firm interest in the striker, has claimed that "two of the biggest...
London Live; Helping You Make the Most of Your City Today
The short list ONE THING YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW NO-STRESS SWIMWEAR If you can't face the trauma of revealing your pasty winter skin in the harsh light of a shop changing room, Swimhut allows you to browse bikini and one-piece swimsuit styles...
LONDON VOX POP; Would You Support an Oxford Street Tram?
this is london.co.uk/voxpop YES Trams are a glorious part of London's history, providing a cheap, fast way to get about before cars divided the haves from the have-nots. And Marble Arch must have looked better before 1851 when it was a proper gateway...
Maddy Police Tracked Briton for Several Days; He Goes to Stay at Friends as Search Goes on in Villa
POLICE in Portugal were today examining the computer of a man questioned for 12 hours over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Forensic science officers seized 33-year-old Robert Murat's computer during a search of his flat, which is 150 yards...
Match of Today; Alan Johnson V Hilary Benn Ground: Westminster Kick-Off: 10am
LABOUR'S most popular former postie got his deputy leadership campaign off to a flying start with a professional launch packed with more one-liners than a stand-up at the Comedy Store. The Education Secretary managed to tell a string of jokes and said...
Mayor to Turn Capital's Traffic Lights Green (with Eco Bulbs)
THOUSANDS of traffic lights could be fitted with low-energy bulbs under Ken Livingstone's bid to make London one of the world's greenest cities. Transport for London has already begun trials and the Mayor hopes to encourage other cities to sign...
Mayor to Turn London's Traffic Signals Green
THOUSANDS of traffic lights could be fitted with low-energy bulbs under Ken Livingstone's bid to make London one of the world's greenest cities. Transport for London has already begun trials and the Mayor hopes to encourage other cities to sign...
Mayor to Turn London's Traffic Signals Green; (That's Low-Energy Light Bulbs Green)
THOUSANDS of traffic lights could be fitted with low-energy bulbs under Ken Livingstone's bid to make London one of the world's greenest cities. Transport for London has already begun trials and the Mayor hopes to encourage other cities to sign...
Middle Classes Are Hit Hardest by Inflation
FALLING gas and electricity bills dented inflation in a boost to Gordon Brown as he prepares to take over as Prime Minister. However, official figures also show middle class and wealthy families being hit with huge rises incertain costs. Higher...
News in Brief; Woody Tipped for Einstein Role in Doctor Who Special
Woody tipped for Einstein role in Doctor Who special WOODY ALLEN is being lined up for a role in the Doctor Who Christmas special. The actor and director, 71, has been approached by the shows producers to play Albert Einstein,according to reports....
Oldfield's Odyssey
He was 19 when he wrote Tubular Bells, the album that shot him to fame. Then a bad LSD trip triggered mental illness that took Mike Oldfielddecades to escape. He talks for the first time about the family secrets behind his troubles MY MEETING...
Oldfield's Odyssey; He Was 19 When He Wrote Tubular Bells, the Album That Shot Him to Fame. Then a Bad LSD Trip Triggered Mental Illness That Took Mike Oldfield Decades to Escape. He Talks for the First Time about the Family Secrets Behind His Troubles
MY MEETING with Mike Oldfield does not begin auspiciously. I have come to his mansion in Gloucestershire to talk about his autobiography, Changeling, which details his slow, painful recovery from the mental health problems that underlay his lucrative,...
Our Literary Heritage Is about to Be Stubbed out; AND INCIDENTALLY
WITH THE smoking ban looming, how will our writers adjust to the New Labour tobacco-phobia? Modern literature will certainly be a poorer place without the stench of tobacco. Ever since Walter Raleigh introduced the evil weed to these shores, smoking...
Panel saysWolfowitz Broke Rules on Girlfriend's Salary
WORLD Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz was fighting to save his job today after a panel of executives said he broke its rules in awardinga hefty pay rise to his girlfriend. The panel said Mr Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, had produced...
Panel Says Wolfowitz Broke Rules on Girlfriend's Salary
WORLD Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz was fighting to save his job today after a panel of executives said he broke its rules in awardinga hefty pay rise to his girlfriend. The panel said Mr Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, had produced...
Pick of the Night
The Widow's Tale 9pm, BBC2 The company that made this moving documentary, Liberty Bell, is perhaps best known for its Grumpy Old & rant programmes. Even though the tone here is necessarily more serious the show talks to six widows about coping...
Plan for 20mph London Speed Limit Gains Pace; Move Would Cut Road Deaths, Says Study
A SPEED limit of 20mph could be introduced across much of London within three years. The measure, which would affect central London and residential areas where the limit is usually 30mph, is being demanded by the London Assembly Green Party. ...
Police Leader Blames Targets for Arrest 'Farce'
A LEADING police constable claimed today that a target-driven culture of arrests has reduced the crime reporting system to "chaos". Julie Nesbit, chairwoman of the Police Federation's constables' central committee, said officers were not being allowed...
Police Leader Blames Targets for Arrest Farce; Daft but True Crime Stories
A LEADING police constable claimed today that a target-driven culture of arrests has reduced the crime reporting system to chaos. Julie Nesbit, chairwoman of the Police Federations constables central committee, said officers were not being allowed...
[Pounds Sterling]1.8m Fraudster Had Secret Room Behind Wardrobe
A PENSIONER faces years in jail for masterminding one of Britain's biggest benefit frauds from a secret vault behind a bedroom wardrobe. Jean Hutchinson, 65, pocketed [pounds sterling]1.8 million of taxpayers' money during the decade-long con. ...
[Pounds Sterling]20bn Bidding Bonanza Gives Investors a Fillip
BIDS worth almost [pounds sterling]20 billion in Footsie 100 companies landed on City desks today, with the promise of more to come. With much of the proceeds from those deals expected to be ploughed back into the stock market, it has to be good news...
[Pounds Sterling]20bn Bidding Bonanza Gives Investors a Fillip; MARKET ROUND-UP
BIDS worth almost [pounds sterling]20 billion in Footsie 100 companies landed on City desks today, with the promise of more to come. And with much of the proceeds from those deals expected to be ploughed back into the stock market, it has to be good...
Profits Double as Visitors Flock to Carluccio's
FASHIONABLE Italian food chain Carluccio's has more than doubled its profits as Londoners visit its cafes in droves. The chain, founded by chef Antonio Carluccio and his wife Priscilla in Covent Garden, said profits jumped from [pounds sterling]1...
Riven by Political Unrest; THEATRE
THEATRE Silver Birch House Arcola, E8 **** WHAT A growing success story the Arcola has been in its sixand-a-half years. Nestled in the heart of Dalston's Turkish community, the theatre has admirably managed to look both close to home and far...
Sex, Lies, a Pall Mall Club and Two Brothers Fighting over Inheritance
A WEALTHY familys history of sex, secrets and lies has been exposed in a court battle over a [pounds sterling]300,000 trust fund. A High Court judge has been asked to decide on the future of the fund after a revelation that one of its heirs was...
Suspect under Surveillance for Days
SUSPICIONS about the suspect in the kidnap of Madeleine McCann intensified after reports that he made a mystery trip to Britain. Robert Murat, who lives in Praia da Luz and is fluent in Portuguese, is believed to have been under surveillance for...
Taking Stock
BANKING AND FINANCE One-time London Stock Exchange suitor Macquarie Bank earned A$150 million ([pounds sterling]63 million) in advisory fees for leading the [pounds sterling]4.8 billion Thames Water buyout last year, it emerged today. Macquarie's...
Taking Stock; Your At-a-Glance Guide
BANKING AND FINANCE One-time London Stock Exchange suitor Macquarie Bank earned A$150 million ([pounds sterling]63 million) in advisory fees for leading the [pounds sterling]4.8 billion Thames Water buyout last year, it emerged today. Macquaries...
Tate Fall Lawyer Had Cannabis Psychosis
A YOUNG City lawyer who fell to his death from the seventh floor of Tate Modern had been treated for cannabis-induced manic depression for seven years, an inquest heard today. George Matthew Courtney, known as Matthew, had been sitting on a banister...
Tate Revives Interest in Ophelia Artist after 40 Years
A BRITISH painter who has not had a major show in the UK for four decades is to be showcased at Tate Britain this year. John Everett Millais, best known for his extraordinary portrait of Shakespeare's Ophelia, was the most successful painter in...
Theatre Wars - the Dead White Male Hits Back; the National's Director Nicholas Hytner Has Attacked London's Theatre Critics for Their Alleged Misogyny. the Standard's Man in the Stalls Could Not Disagree More
NICHOLAS HYTNER's bilious outburst against some national newspaper critics, branding us as "dead white men", is an alarming and significant event. He accuses us of having done the job too long, suggests we fume with misogynistic attitudes to female...
'The Best Deal You've Made'; Lawyer Attempts to Discredit Black's Partner as a Liar out to Save His Skin
EAGER to restore his battered reputation, Eddie Greenspan arrived in court with an arsenal of potentially new embarrassments to discredit David Radler, the prosecution's star witness in the fraud trial of Conrad Black. The stakes could not have...
The Growing Business of Good Advice; Consultancies Are Continuing to Prosper despite the Need for More Quality Staff
THE latest figures from the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) show t h a t growth in the sector continued throughout 2006, with member firms earning [pounds sterling]5.4 billion from management consul-tancy last year. Within that figure there...
The Secret to Monet's 'Blurred' Style of Painting - He Couldn't Actually See What He Was Doing
SCIENTISTS believe they have discovered the secret behind the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionism. The artist is known to have suffered from cataracts but new research shows how much this could have had an effect and how it...
The Secret to Monet's 'Blurred' Style of Painting He Couldn't Actually See What He Was Doing; New Research Shows Effect of Cataracts
SCIENTISTS believe they have discovered the secret behind the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionist painting. The artist is known to have suffered from cataracts but new research shows how much and for how long this could have...
THE SUSPECT; Briton Named over Missing Maddy ... and His Girlfriend Is Linked to the Blonde Woman Seen on Petrol Station CCTV
A BRITISH man was formally named today as the sole suspect by police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Police took away a computer, video tapes and blankets from Robert Murat's villa which they are searching. The home is less...
This Rich Creepy Cult Has Friends in High Places
JOHN Travolta is a halfwit. A statement of the obvious, perhaps, given his adherence to a cult which believes we're all infected with the souls of aliens who were banished to earth 75 million years ago by an evil galactic warlord called Xenu. But if...
Thomson Clinches [Pounds Sterling]8.7bn Reuters Buy
CANADIAN publishing giant Thomson Corporation today agreed the formal [pounds sterling]8.7 billion takeover of Reuters, the Londonbased news and financial agency, but could face months of uncertainty with regulators and potential opposition from customers...
Threats and Fury but the Legal Action over Tevez Now Looks Certain to End in Defeat
SHEFFIELD UNITED chairman Kevin McCabe was today pressing ahead with his threat to take legal action over what he sees as the Premier League's lenient treatment of West Ham, claiming there was a "consensus" of support among the 18 Premiership teams....
Tory Council Curbs Are 'Stopping Buyers Getting on House Ladder'
MILLIONS of young Britons will be robbed of their chance of owning a home unless Tory councils in and around London drop their opposition to housebuilding, housing minister Yvette Cooper warned today. In a stinging attack on David Cameron, Ms Cooper...
Tug of War over Tapes Historian Wanted Buried; THE LONDONER'S DIARY
AS A historian, Hugh Trevor-Roper spent much of his life in search of the truth. But since his death Lord Dacre, as he became, has become shrouded in mystery, his executors bent on burying biographical material from the public eye. At Fridays memorial...
Unwanted Record for Windies
THE West Indies are no longer world-beaters but they are likely to set a world record at Lord's on Thursday, writes David Lloyd. No touring team can have gone into the First Test of a series with less preparation than Ramnaresh Sarwan's squad, who...
We Don't Just Get Results We Sustain Them, Too
AXON was born in 1995 out of a simple, compelling idea: that themarket needed an independent provider of consulting services to help transform organisations that had selected SAP as its strategic enterprise platform. Although the company has grown...
We Will Deliver Lasting Legacy, Say 2012 Chiefs; Organisers Dismiss Study Which Says London Will Fail over Olympics
OLYMPIC chiefs today hit back at claims the 2012 Games would fail to deliver long-term benefits for London. Organisers spoke out after research showed just one of the previous four host cities has enjoyed a lasting legacy in terms of jobs, tourism...
Wheesht! Gordon's Had to Throw the 'R' Away
POOR old Gordon Brown. For the last year he's been hit with just about every Scottish-shaped stick youcan imagine - from his penny-pinching approach to being Chancellor to his apparently joyless demeanour, somewhat akin to a damp day in Brechin. ...
Which Clubs Will Support Sheffield Uniteds Legal Challenge to the Premier Leagues Decision Not to Dock West Ham Points over the Carlos Tevez Affair?
MAN UTD: unwilling to publicly express supportfor the action. Chief executive David Gill does not like to talk about the way the club use their political clout. CHELSEA: not saying anything publicly but the club have had their own recent brushes...
Why Camilla Could Not Wait to Escape Charles; A Cruise in the Aegean with Two Close Girlfriends Is Giving the Duchess of Cornwall a Break from the Strain of Royal Duties. So Should Her Husband and His Staff Give Her More Support?
RELAXING on the afterdeck of the Rio Rita, 1,500 miles away from her husband and a world away from the royal circus, the Duchess of Cornwall may breathe a little more easily than of late. With an attentive crew of 14 in easy reach, and accompanied...
Will Hayler's Guide to the TV Races at York (C4)
1.45 With conditions on the slow side of good, the usual advantage to being drawn low will probably be negated if the field come down the middle of the track in the straight. However, despite the uncertainty over where the best ground will be, it is...
Will Hayler's Guide to Tomorrow's Televised Racing at York (C4)
1.45 With conditions on the slow side of good after the recent rain, the usual advantage to being drawn low will probably be negated if the field come down the middle of the track in the straight. However, despite the uncertainty over where the best...
Windies Short of Practice
THE West Indies are no longer world-beaters but they are likely to set a world record at Lord's on Thursday, writes David Lloyd. No touring team can have gone into the First Test of a series with less preparation than Ramnaresh Sarwan's squad, who...
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