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Articles from August 22, 2008

Arriva Leaps by 40% despite Capital's Roadworks Chaos
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN LONDON buses operator Arriva today attacked the roadworks crippling the transport system in the capital. Chief executive David Martin said the chaos on London's streets made it difficult to run a bus company but insisted business...
Bank Urged to Cut Rate as Economy Dips to 1992 Levels
PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor THE BANK of England faced calls for an urgent cut in interest rates today after it emerged the economy had come to a halt. A string of economists warned Britain will slide into recession unless the Bank steps in...
'Baton of Growth' Is Handed to the East, Says Sorrell
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE Beijing Olympic Games will be looked back on as the moment "when the baton of economic growth was handed back from the West to the East", Sir Martin Sorrell declared from China's capital today. The chief executive of...
B& B's Backers Left Holding Big Stakes after Issue Flop
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BRADFORD & Bingley came under fresh pressure today after the underwriters in its disastrous ?400 million rights issue were left holding millions of shares. The bank's "third time lucky" fundraising was supported by only...
B&B's Backers Left Holding Big Stakes after Issue Flop
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN BRADFORD & Bingley came under fresh pressure today after the underwriters in its disastrous ?400 million rights issue were left holding millions of shares. The bank's "third time lucky" fundraising was supported by only...
Benfield Bosses' Bonanza as Aon Grabs It at ?844M; Payday: Grahame Chilton Will Receive Almost ?80 Million after Agreeing to the Deal
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BENFIELD, the London-based reinsurance group created by the late Matthew Harding, today agreed an ?844 million takeover from US giant Aon which will make multi-millionaires of its bosses. Harding made a fortune after he led...
Blair Formally Accused of Racist Plot on Ghaffur; Claims: The Case against Sir Ian Blair Is Set to Be Biggest Crisis at the Yard since It Was Accused of Being "Institutionally Racist"
Byline: AMAR SINGH BRITAIN'S most senior police officer today stood accused of plotting to oust a rival and discriminating against him on the grounds of race, religion and age. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair was formally issued...
Brits Suffer from Dropping Standards Again in the Relay; Misery: (L-R) Emily Freeman, Jeanette Kwakye and Montell Douglas after Todays Relay Disaster
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS BRITAINS sprinters were struck down by another relay disaster in Beijing today which almost certainly cost them a medal in the womens 4x100metres. After the mens changeover blunder cost them qualification yesterday, it was...
Calls to Cut Loan Rate as Economy Hits the Buffers
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE BANK of England faced calls for an urgent cut in interest rates today after it emerged the economy had come to a halt. A string of economists warned Britain will slide into recession unless the Bank steps in swiftly to...
Can Nice Guys Win? outside Chance: David O'Doherty Could Yet Take the If.comedy Award with His Offbeat Ramblings That Can Make Even a Funeral Sound Funny
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU EDINBURGH COMEDY Russell Kane Pleasance . David O'Doherty Stand .. Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler Assembly. THE betting on this year's if.comedy award puts Welshman Rhod Gilbert out in front but comedy really is...
Canoeist Paddles to 18th British Gold in Medals Battle; Overshadowed: Gordon Brown with Pentathlete Katy Livingston in Beijing
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA, SHEKHAR BHATIA BRITAIN took its 18th gold medal today as canoeist Tim Brabants came first in the 1000m kayaking. The 31-year-old doctor entered the K1 1000m final as one of Britain's brightest hopes for a gold as the World...
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Crystal Palace v Burnley Tomorrow, 3pm, Selhurst Park Burnley were left red-faced after their pre-match entertainment last week went horribly wrong. One of the Red Devils team was blown on to the top of a stand at Turf Moor by a gust of wind, delaying...
Chelsy in Chelsea for a Mother of a Shopping Trip - Chelsy in Chelsea for a Mother of a Shopping Trip; Retail Therapy: Chelsy Davy and Mother Beverley at Clarence House after Their Trip Down the King's Road, Right -
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL CHELSY DAVY is back in London after a romantic break in South Africa with Prince Harry and filling her days as any potential royal bride should. The tanned 22-year-old student spent yesterday browsing round the shops in...
Classy Fencing Sees Fell Climb into Contention; All Smiles: Heather Fell Fenced Well
HEATHER FELL put 20 rivals to sword in the fencing element of the modern pentathlon today to claim fourth place after two rounds. The 25 year-old from Devon also lost 15 of her 35 duels but racked up enough wins to lie only 96 points behind leader...
Critics' Choice
Hellboy II Cert 12A, 119 mins Oscar-winner Guillermo de Toro lets his imagination rip on the wackiest superhero movie of the summer. The Fox and the Child Cert U, 95 mins Beautiful French film shot in the Alps by Luc "March of the Penguins" Jacquet....
DeGale Books a Place in Final as Team-Mates Fall; Smash and Grab: Britain's James DeGale (Left) Beat Ireland's Darren Sutherland with Ease Today
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JAMES DEGALE was left as Britain's last hope of boxing gold as he punched his way into tomorrow's middleweight final at the Beijing Workers' Gymnasium but a sense of deflation hung over the team after a crushing semi-final defeat...
DeGale Force Is Too Strong as He Cruises to Final
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS JAMES DEGALE today guaranteed at least a silver medal by comprehensively beating Irelands Darren Sutherland. The Hammersmith-born boxer, 24, produced a masterful display in his Olympic middleweight semi-final, winning 10-3,...
DeGale Warning after Reaching Final Showdown; Smash and Grab: Britains James DeGale (Left) Beat Irelands Darren Sutherland with Ease Today
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS JAMES DEGALE sailed into the Olympic middleweight final today then warned amateur boxing chiefs the nations top prospects could quit over the political in-fighting in the sport. The Hammersmith-born 24-year-old scored a masterful...
Drog Gives Blues Boost as Robinho Talks Go on; Slide Show: Didier Drogba Could Return to Action against Spurs Next Weekend after Missing Pre-Season Training through Injury Good Start: Deco Has Done Well at Chelsea
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA'S striking options are set to receive a double boost as chief executive Peter Kenyon flew to Madrid to secure Robinho's signature and Didier Drogba geared up to return to action against Tottenham next weekend, writes...
Fell Lands Silver after a Thriller in Games Debut; Super Show: Fell Battles in the Equestrian
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS HEATHER FELL was ecstatic as she claimed silver in the modern penatathlon on her Olympic debut. The 25-year-old from Devon came to the fore last year when she was runner-up in the European Championships and won her first...
Fell Lands Silver after a Thriller on Dream Debut; Fell Swoop: Heather with Her Silver
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS HEATHER FELL won silver on her Olympic debut today and then revealed she had been inspired by Britains success in the modern pentathlon in the last two Games. The 25-year-old from Devon finished runner-up to Germanys Lena...
Forgotten Medallist Johnson Gets Ready to Remind People
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JADE JOHNSON was preparing for another major long jump final today, still believing she has the ability to regain her position as one of British athletics biggest stars. The 28-year-old Herne Hill Harrier became a poster...
GCSE Pressure Crushes Creativity, Says Head
Byline: TIM ROSS GCSE courses fail to teach children to think creatively because many schools are under too much pressure to boost exam results, a leading headteacher warned today. Pupils quickly become bored by lessons that focus on coaching...
GLITTER BACK WITH A GRIN; Escort: Disgraced Pop Star Gary Glitter Is Flanked by Police as He Arrives at Heathrow Airport Today. He Was Immediately Taken to a Private Room to Be Quizzed by Officers Arrival: Gary Glitter Was Taken off the Flight from Bangkok before Other Passengers and Was Whisked through Passport Checks at Heathrow
GARY GLITTER arrived back in Britain today grinning arrogantly as he was surrounded by police. He was immediately taken to a private room in Heathrow Airport where he was questioned by immigration officers and police. The paedophile landed at the...
GOLDEN GAMES FOR BRITAIN; Great Briton: Christine Ohuruogus Victory in the 400m Was One of Jonathan Edwardss Highlights Pain Game: Triple Jumper Phillips Idowu Misses out on Gold but Can Bounce Back in 2012
Byline: JONATHAN EDWARDS ITS BEEN a remarkable Olympics for Team GB regardless of whether we can hold onto third in the medal table or lose it to the Russians. In some quarters fourth place was considered too much too ask for as a target for 2012...
Gold Is Just What the Doc Ordered ; Kiss Me Quick: Tim Brabants Enjoys His Gold Medal Success, Britains 18th at the Games
Byline: IAN CHADBAND LOOKING for all the world like Steve Redgrave with a paddle, Tim Brabants today ended Britains 72-year search for a first Olympic canoeing title and then immediately set his sights on delivering yet another first at these break-through...
GONGS FOR OUR GOLDEN STARS; Recognition: Gold Medal Winners Chris Hoy and Rebecca Adlington Are among British Olympic Stars Praised by Gordon Brown in Beijing Today. They Should Be Given Honours, He Said Golden Hoy: Gordon Brown with British Cyclist Chris Hoy in Beijing Toda -
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR, KIRAN RANDHAWA BRITAINs gold medal winners should be given honours for their Olympic success, Gordon Brown said today. Team GB have picked up 42 medals, includ-ing 18 golds, their biggest haul since 1908. Now triple cycling...
Grinning Glitter Is Back but Still Free to Go Abroad; Arrival: Gary Glitter Was Taken off the Flight from Bangkok before Other Passengers and Was Whisked through Passport Checks at Heathrow. He Later Left for a Secret Location
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, ROB SINGH GARY GLITTER is today still free to travel abroad despite being put on the sex offenders register for life. The paedophile arrived back in Britain grinning arrogantly as he was escorted by police in Heathrow...
Harmy Back at Hurtful Headingley; Quick Rethink: Paceman Steve Harmison Has Made Himself Available for the Day-Night Clash at Headingley
Byline: DAVID LLOYD STEVE HARMISON was today in line for a dramatic England recall on the ground where he suffered one of cricket's most humiliating beatings. Harmison coaxed out of one-day international retirement last night by new captain Kevin...
Heikki Tells Lewis to Expect No Help; off Track: They May Be Driving for the Same Outfit, but Heikki Kovalainen Says He Will Not Go out of His Way to Help His Colleague, Lewis Hamilton, to Win the World Title
Byline: David Smith LEWIS HAMILTON was today told he can expect no help from McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen ahead of the European Grand Prix at Valencia. Despite claiming his maiden Formula One victory in Hungary three weeks ago, Kovalainen...
Help Me, Help Me, Pleaded Boy as He Clung to Pole on Balcony; Hunt: Forensic Officers at the Flats in Hackney Where Ahmed Fell to His Death
Byline: DANNY BRIERLEY, BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER A WITNESS today told how she saw teenager Ahmed Benyermak beg "Help me, help me," seconds before he plunged to his death from a block of flats. The 16-year-old was trying to flee a knifewielding...
High Time We Gave Golden Girl Ohuruogu Credit She Deserves; Redemption: Christine Ohuruogu's Gold Medal Should Let Her Put the Past Behind Herself
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN THE one serious regret for Britain about these otherwise magical Olympics is that much our most significant victory doubles up as the most tainted. Indeed from the reaction to Christine Ohuruogu's 400 metres win, which...
Hirst Loses His Thirst for Spots and Pickled Cows; Cash Cow: Damien Hirst with the Golden Calf, to Be Sold at Sotheby's Next Month along with Zinc Acetate, Left
Byline: LOUISE JURY DAMIEN HIRST has vowed to stop making some of the series of works that have made him famous. He plans to make no more paintings with butterflies or larger spots and has only a handful of formaldehyde works he intends to complete....
How GCSE Pupils Fared ... and A-Levels at Fee Schools
The GCSE pass rate rose 0.4 per cent this year, with 98.4 per cent per cent of entries achieving a pass. There was also an increase in the pass rate at the top four grades, up 2.4 points to 65.7 per cent - the largest increase since 1990. State schools...
Investors Look to Rate Cuts to Beat the Gloom
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN DIRE predictions on the economy may abound, but the Bank Holiday spirit sent traders on a shopping spree today. Despite figures showing that growth ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year and economists making...
Is It OK to like Def Leppard? Rock of Ages: Joe Elliott and the Band Have Been Together for More Than 30 Years
Byline: ANDRE PAINE THE music industry may be struggling with falling CD sales and illegal downloading but it seems rock never dies. At the Kerrang! Awards last night, some of the biggest bands in the world were among the winners, even though...
It's Really Not Easy Being Green; Facts and Figures: Martin Gurdon Has the Realities of Economy Driving Pointed out by Engineer Steve Docker
Byline: Martin Gurdon OUR friend was incredulous. "You're going to learn how to use less fuel by driving from Greenwich to Milton Keynes?" This was a hard one to argue, especially with someone who uses her car so sparingly that the last time...
IVF 'Should Be Higher Priority for the NHS'
Byline: SRI CARMICHAEL THE NHS should spend more money on helping infertile couples in a bid to stamp out the IVF postcode lottery, government advisers said today. The effects of infertility on mental health should be considered when funds are...
Kerrang! Rewards Inspirational Metallica; Enter Band Men: Metallica, Who Have Been Going for Two Decades, Were Recognised for Their Influence on the Rock Bands of Today
Byline: JACK LEFLEY ROCK giants Metallica, Slipknot and Rage Against The Machine have been honoured for their contribution to heavy metal at the Kerrang! Awards. US metal legends Metallica won the Inspiration award from the magazine which the...
Learn Lessons from GCSEs
IT WAS very disheartening to hear so many pupils' GCSE results being read out live on breakfast TV yesterday and not to have heard any language results, apart from Welsh studied as part of the core curriculum in Wales. The Government's move six...
Liberty Leaps as US Bid Rumours Gain Strength
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN LIBERTY International put a smile on investors' faces today ahead of the bank holiday weekend as speculators bet a bid could be in the offing for the commercial property group. US mall developer Simon Property, the largest...
London Girl to Help Beckham Bring Flag Back Home; Olympic Winner: 1 - Year-Old Tayyiba Dubhwala, from Forest Gate, Will Take Part in the Closing Ceremony
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA, KIRAN RANDHAWA A 10-YEAR-OLD London schoolgirl is to star alongside David Beckham at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony. Tayyiba Dubhwala is to hold the footballer's hand as he walks into the centre of the stadium,...
London to Bid for Rugby World Cup
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR, CHRIS JONES LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson said today that he wants the capital to be at the centre of a bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Johnson pledged to "strain every nerve" to secure the event, which could be based...
Madrid Jet Victims to Be Identified by DNA; Compassion: Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Visit Crash Survivors in Hospital
Byline: ED HARRIS THE grim task of identifying the victims of the Madrid plane crash was under way today as it emerged that DNA tests will be needed to identify many of the dead. Spain's deputy prime minister, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega,...
My Indian Summer; (1) Return to India: Nirpal Is Given a Hindu Blessing (2) Great Divide: Nirpal Dhaliwal on a Bustling Street in Delhi. despite India's Huge Economic Growth, Poverty Is Still Rife
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL WHEN I got to Delhi, in June, I knew life here would be no cakewalk. My previous trips to India profoundly tested my emotions, perceptions and even my sense of self the experience complicated by the fact that I am an Indian...
New Data Blunder as Home Office Loses Prisoners' Details
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM TAXPAYERS could be facing a huge compensation bill after a contractor working for the Home Office lost a memory stick containing personal details of every prisoner in England and Wales. The lost information which was not...
Newlywed London Couple Killed in Madrid Jet Fireball; Family Plans: Ronaldo Gomes Silva and Yanina Were Flying to See Her Parents
Byline: TOM WORDEN A NEWLYWED London couple were among the 153 people killed in the Madrid air crash. Ronaldo Gomes Silva, 25, and Yanina Celisdibowsky married in Brazil last month and planned to start a family in Britain. They were flying to...
Noisy Brats Drive Me to Rude Rage
Byline: CHARLOTTE ROSS OH GOD. I've turned into one of those people. You know, the ones who tell kids to get their feet off the seats. With an edge of self-righteousness in their voice. Overnight I've developed full-blown Rude Rage. It's been...
Now the Olympic Baton Is Passed on to London
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY Songs of raise: Will Young and Katherine Jenkins will sing in the Mall as the handover flags go up, and Michael Phelps, main picture, will be in London to see the Red Arrows, top Best of British: Leona Lewis and David Beckham...
Now the Torch Comes to London
AS THE Olympic Games wind down to their final, triumphant finale this weekend, the British team can congratulate itself on an extraordinary achievement. Britain, with 18 gold medals so far, is third in the league table of medals, behind sporting giants...
Of Gerunds, Participles and Other Felicities
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL METICULOUS: ever-scrupulous about minute details, very careful, accurate. This definition of the word is one that I thought correct, for it comes from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English with which, in 1964,...
Ohuruogu Breathes Sigh of Relief after Lucky Late Escape; Close Call: Ohuruogu with Sotherton after She Narrowly Guided Britain into the 400m Relay Final
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS GOLD medal heroine Christine Ohuruogu almost cost Britain a place in the final of the womens 4x400 metres relay today. The team could not capitalize on a good start and a sluggish last leg by new 400m champion Ohuruogu saw...
Olympic Diary
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS Chinese reveal capitalist goals FOR as long as sport has created stars, unscrupulous people have been cashing in on their fame. And its no different in communist China. A set of autographs from four US swimmers, including...
Osud/BBCSO/Belohlavek
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON BBCSO/Belohlavek Hall .. . . . THERE'S an honourable tradition, going back to at least Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, of composers writing themselves into their operas. In the case of Janacek's Osud (Fate), the result is...
Perfidious Rosbifs Have Filched French Gold
Byline: AGNES POIRIER WATCHING the Olympic Games from Paris feels like waiting for Eurovision Song Contest results and finally hearing one judge after another saying: "France, z?ro points". On day one, the catastrophic performance of swimming diva...
Pick of the Night
Byline: CERI THOMAS COMEDY CONNECTIONS 10.35pm, BBC1 SORRY! may have been largely forgotten but in the 1980s Ronnie Corbetts sitcom pulled in 13 million viewers an episode. The simple talking heads and clips format of Comedy Connections actually...
Police Powerless despite Ministers Vow
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE pantomime scenes that have accompanied Gary Glitters return have obscured the rather less palatable truth that there is now little that can be done to restrict his activities. Todays court order means that he will have...
Poor Hadrian, Saddled with the Modern Sins of Dubya
Byline: DAVID SEXTON SO MANY wonderful things await at the Hadrian exhibition at the British Museum. There's an extraordinarily sexy sculpture of Antinous in the guise of the Egyptian god, Osiris, all nipples and bottom. It's now thought to have...
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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Recovery (Yep Roc) .. .. .. .. . THIS is a collection of songs first released in the early Seventies, when the singer and composer was being touted as the new Bob Dylan. He clearly wasn't then and isn't now, but it was a smart...
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Fulham v Arsenal Tomorrow, 5.30pm, Craven Cottage (Setanta) Islington council has launched a campaign to get kids off the streets and doing something constructive with their summer holidays. So hats off to the socially aware Arsene Wenger, who gave...
Reade Pledges to Return Stronger
Byline: IAN CHADBAND SHANAZE READE had thought she would go back to Crewe with an Olympic gold medal. Everyone else presumed it too. Instead, we found her outside the BMX track here at Laoshan forlornly listing the only visible souvenirs of her...
Rentokil's New Team Takes Axe to Dividend; Courier Move: Brown Says Another 300 City Link Vans Will Be Taken off the Road Soon
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HUNDREDS more jobs are likely to go and shareholders will see a massive cut in their income as the new management team at Rentokil Initial takes the axe to costs and, today, to the dividend. Alan Brown, chief executive, said:...
Rentokil's New Team Takes Axe to Dividend; Weakest Link: City Link Has Been the Achilles' Heel of the Company, and Lost ?29.4 Million in the First Half of the Year
Byline: NICK GOODWAY HUNDREDS more jobs are likely to go and shareholders will see a massive cut in their income as the new management team at Rentokil Initial takes the axe to costs and, today, to the dividend. Alan Brown, chief executive, said:...
Revenge of the FA's Blazer Brigade; (1) Sudden Death Play-Off: Brian Barwick with Lord Triesman (2) Must Try Harder: Fabio Capello Has Had a Lacklustre Start to His Job as England Manager
Byline: JOHN ARLIDGE THERE were just hours to go before England took on the Czech Republic on Wednesday night and at the FA headquarters in Soho Square the mood among staff was cautiously optimistic. England's recent performance under new manager...
Robinho: I Want to Play for the Blues ; Far-Away Look: Robinho Says Hes Dreaming of a Move from His Club Real Madrid to Chelsea during a Press Conference in Spain Today
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER, SIMON JOHNSON REAL MADRID winger Robinho has made a heartfelt plea to the Spanish champions to let him sign for Chelsea before the transfer window closes on 1 September. The ?30million-rated Brazilian has confirmed for...
Rural Idyll Proves Another Lost Eden; Dickens of a Tale: Simon Callow Brings to the Fringe Two Works the Author Himself Used to Perform
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD EDINBURGH THEATRE Lie of the Land Pleasance Courtyard .. . . . . A Festival Dickens Assembly @ George Street .. . . . . A FINE way to start a day on the Fringe would be to head to Lie of the Land, a gem of a new piece...
South Africa Pull out of Champions Trophy; Quick Rethink: Paceman Steve Harmison Has Made Himself Available for the Day-Night Clash at Headingley
Byline: David Lloyd SOUTH AFRICA today became the first country to announce they will not go to Pakistan for next months Champions Trophy, cranking up pressure on world cricket leaders to switch the event. Players in Australia and New Zealand...
Superior but Not Always Better; Slightly Squashed: The Impressive CLS 500 Is Really a Thirties-Style Coup?, with the Comfort of Rear Passengers Far from the Minds of the Designers
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL THERE was an element of wry humour in giving me the Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 to test, for my own car is a late 560 SEC that offers as much refinement, comfort and performance as any man can use in current driving conditions in...
Surprise as Benfield Finds US Buyer at ?844M
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN BENFIELD, the insurance company founded by the late Matthew Harding, is being sold to US giant Aon in an ?844 million deal. Harding, the former vice-chairman of Chelsea FC, died in a helicopter crash in 1996. In a move...
Take Me to Little Venice ... and Stick Your Oar in; Water Way: One of the Water Taxis in Little Venice. Passengers Can Travel to Destinations Including Hayes and Hackney Wick
Byline: AMAR SINGH LONDON'S first canal taxi service starts this weekend. A fleet of 10 paddle-powered vessels have been licensed by British Waterways to operate on the Regent's Canal and Grand Union Canal. But with a top speed of just 4mph...
Tall Order Won't Faze Hardy Brede; Close Quarters: Brede Hangeland (Left) Battles with Hull's Caleb Folan during Fulham's Opening-Day Defeat at the KC Stadium
Byline: David Smith IF BREDE HANGELAND needed any reminding of the size of the task he faces keeping tabs on Emmanuel Adebayor tomorrow, the Fulham defender had only to listen to manager Roy Hodgson recalling Arsenal's last visit to Craven Cottage....
The Best Street Party in Town; Sensory Overload: The Key to Enjoying London's Most Exciting and Highly Charged Event Is to Be as Laid-Back as Possible
Byline: CONNIE ALLFREY SINCE you can hear Notting Hill Carnival's steel bands drumming from miles around, you may as well enjoy them full volume this bank holiday, along with all the colour, texture and energy of this spectacular event. Europe's...
The Mobile Phone That Could Kill off the Camera ; Surprise Package: Pictures Taken with the Samsung Phone by the Evening Standard's Alex Lentati, Who Said the Quality Was "Much Better Than He Had Expected" - -
Byline: MARK PRIGG IT IS the mobile phone which could spell the end of the digital camera. Next week Samsung will release the first phone with an eight-megapixel image sensor, producing images of identical quality to most digital cameras. ...
The Other Spencer Girl; Three People in This Marriage: Keira Knightley, in Her Portrayal of the Fifth Duchess of Devonshire, Captures the Inexperience of a Young Girl Who Marries an Older Man of the World Iconic : Gainsborough's Portrait of 1784 Reveals Georgiana's Tremendous Style, Which Would Be Immediately Copied by Dressmakers
Byline: PHILIPPA STOCKLEY THERE is an electrifying scene in The Duchess, the noexpense spared costume drama based on Amanda Foreman's bestselling biography of the Fifth Duchess of Devonshire, where the newly married heroine trips down to breakfast....
The Winners and Sinners
Byline: SAM BORDISS Performances of the day... MARIS STROMBERGS BMXs Olympic debut in Beijing was just as feisty as the 10km swim with huge jumps, spectacular skids and chaotic crashes. Held in the morning for US TV, Latvias world champion Strombergs...
Three-Star Chef Joins London's Hottest Kitchens; New Concepts: Dieter M?ller Says London Has Been on His "Hit List"
Byline: BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER LONDON'S newest three Michelinstar chef today hailed the city as the "hottest restaurant scene in the world", ahead of Paris and New York. German Dieter M?ller joins an increasing number of top-ranked chefs in London...
Triumph for China, Boost for 2012: Our Champion Olymposceptic Admits Defeat; " Ferment of Excitement": Boris Johnson Says Wins Such as Christine Ohuruogu's Gold in the Women's Metres, Left, Are Changing the British Public's Perception of the Olympics
Byline: Andrew Gilligan COME on," said Boris Johnson to his jetlagged staff, "let's go and see a man from Hackney win a gold medal." It was 8.30pm in the courtyard of Beijing's London House, the lovely traditional Chinese club that has been converted...
Turn off the Text - Why a Postcard Has the Edge; Wish You Were Here: Postcards Still Offer a Cheap and Cheerful Way of Saying "I Haven't Forgotten You" or Swanking from Some Exclusive Destination
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT HAVING a lovely time... Wish you were here... The joy of getting away from it all is not complete until you have shared it with someone stuck at work. Now that message is probably a text: wsh u wr hr with a lowres photo you've...
WPP Says Emerging Markets Ad Spending Still Growing Fast
THE BEIJING Olympic Games will be looked back on as the moment "when the baton of economic growth was handed back from the West to the East", Sir Martin Sorrell declared from China's capital today. The chief executive of advertising giant WPP said...
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