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Articles from April 1, 2009

Anarchists Seize Building for Demo HQ
Byline: JACK LEFLEY AND DANNY BRIERLEY THE battle for control of the City was under way today as anarchists seized a building in the heart of the capital to use as a base for G20 protests. Hooded and masked men unfurled a black flag from the...
Answer to Economic Crisis in Newspapers Is Not More Consolidation
Byline: ROY GREENSLADE MEDIA ANALYSIS THE PUBLISHERS of regional and local newspapers are eager to persuade the Government that it is of utmost importance that the current competition barriers be dismantled as soon as possible. They are seeking...
A Political Disaster Waiting to Happen
Byline: COMMENTARY MIRA BAR-HILLEL Israeli Affairs Commentator ON 10 February when Israelis went to the polls I predicted that whatever the outcome the cobbling together of a coalition government could go on for a very long time. I was right. ...
A Razzle Dazzling Performance from the Mighty Michelle
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor SHE was dazzling from the get-go, as they say in her native land. Michelle Obama arrived in Downing Street today -- and London was immediately charmed. The First Lady chose a sparkling cardigan and lime green...
Are You in with the Right Tea Set? from Builders' Brew to Earl Grey -- How You like a Cuppa Says a Lot about a Person
IT'S the drink that unites Britain -- but divides us fiercely. Once upon a time it was very simple: "Would you like a cup of tea?" meant PG Tips or, if you were lucky, Earl Grey. Now, tea is treated with the reverence attached to wine. There are...
Arsenal All Set to Join League's Foreign Legion
Byline: David Mellor ARE Arsenal about to fall victim to a foreign predator after Danny Fiszman sold a third of his shares to American investtor Stan Kroenke? Fiszman says not, claiming: "Stan's involvement will be in the best interests of everyone...
A Worthy First Fifteen? Charity Comes at a High Price at G20 Chef Jamie Oliver's Original Restaurant
Byline: DAVID SEXTON FIFTEEN DINING ROOM .. .. .. .. .. 15 Westland Place, N1 (0871 330 1515, www.fifteen.net). Open daily noon-3pm and 6.30-9.30pm. A meal for two with wine, about [pounds sterling]160.. Tap water service: only still or sparkling...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork This week our bargain hunter is drawn to three-for-two conservatory blinds, discounts in home and garden furniture and a chaise longue reduced by more than a third IF you have read the column and would like to give feedback...
Baroque and Roll at the V& A; 17th Century French Show Has Lessons for Us Today
Byline: LOUISE JURY Chief Arts Correspondent THE French invented the Baroque style in the 17th century as an exercise in economic stimulus -- and it went on to rule the world. That is the claim from the creators of a new blockbuster exhibition...
Blood and Batons as Mob Besieges Bank
Byline: JACK LEFLEY AND KIRAN RANDHAWA VIOLENCE flared as thousands of G20 protesters besieged the Bank of England and brought the City to a standstill. There were skirmishes as police tried to prevent four separate marches converging at the...
Boris's Help for Young Offenders; 'Employment Brokers' Will Oversee Teenage Criminals
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY City Hall Reporter BORIS JOHNSON today launched a [pounds sterling]23 million funding programme to help young people find employment and avoid crime. The fund marks the first step in the Mayor's plans to change the way...
Broker Says It's Time for a Sale of the Supermarkets
Byline: MICKEY CLARK MARKET ROUND-UP THE UK's well-run supermarket chains have also often been admired for their defensive qualities in times of hardship. But perhaps not for much longer. Oriel Securities reckons our biggest grocers have lost...
Brown and Obama Stand Shoulder to Shoulder; Two Hours of Talks Signal a Much Closer Relationship
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor BARACK OBAMA and Gordon Brown staged a historic show of unity today as world leaders gathered for the G20 summit. The President and the Prime Minister stood shoulder to shoulder, both as friends and political...
Buy a Bargain Tenant; as Banks Pay Zero Interest, Buyers Are Filling Auction Houses in the Search for Buy-to-Let Homes with Reliable Tenants in Situ, Reveals David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles AS FURY rages over mortgage lenders evicting the tenants from repossessed buy-to-let properties, auction firms report that many of the investors snapping up these bargain-priced homes would be happy for reliable, rentpaying...
City Braces for Attack with 7,000 Officers on the Streets
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT JACK LEFLEY MORE than 7,000 police and security staff turned London into a fortress city for the G20 summit today. A huge security operation was put into action to protect the capital's key buildings and delegations arriving...
Comment: An Elegant Addition
Byline: ROWAN MOORE ARCHITECTURE CRITIC ONCE, a Richard Rogers extension to the British Museum would have been about shaking the place up and turning it inside out. It might, like his unrealised 1983 plan for the National Gallery, have involved...
Divorce Tycoon Must Pay Wife Everything (Plus 5%)
Byline: PAUL CHESTON Courts Correspondent A RULING by a senior judge today sent a warning to millionaires hoping to renegotiate their divorce settlement as a result of the credit crunch. Lord Justice Thorpe spoke out as he rejected an attempt...
Dowie Lined Up to Help Shearer Save the Toon; Newcastle Legend Calls on Ex-QPR Boss to Aid His Relegation Battle
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL AND DAVID SMITH ALAN SHEARER was set to be named manager of Newcastle today, with Iain Dowie being lined up to join his backroom staff. The 38-year-old Geordie will be appointed until the end of the season and charged with...
Dowie Lined Up to Shearer Save the Toon; Newcastle Legend Calls on Ex-QPR Boss to Aid His Relegation Battle
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL AND DAVID SMITH ALAN SHEARER was today set to be named manager of Newcastle with Iain Dowie lined up to join his backroom staff. The 38-year-old Newcastle legend will be appointed until the end of the season and charged...
Easter Eggsellence
Off your rocker Aram Just arrived at Aram, a haven for modern furniture, is the Eames RAR Rocker chair in a range of new plastic colours, including mustard yellow (pictured, [pounds sterling]360). It's a versatile design classic and comfortable, too....
Ferdinand's Prepared for Service on the Front Lines to Spearhead England's Hopes
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON Football Correspondent RIO FERDINAND has told Fabio Capello he is ready to be used as an emergency centre-forward against Ukraine tonight should the injury jinx strike the front line again. The England coach saw Emile Heskey,...
Ferdinand Volunteers for Service on the Front Lines
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON RIO FERDINAND has told England coach Fabio Capello he is ready to be used as an emergency centre forward against Ukraine tonight should the injury jinx strike the frontline again. Capello saw Emile Heskey, Carlton Cole and...
Five to Try Indian Restaurants
Byline: FAY MASCHLER FAY MASCHLER CINNAMON KITCHEN 9 Devonshire Square, EC2 (020 7626 5000) [pounds sterling]50 When contemporary intelligent sensibility is applied to a cuisine with deep roots, the result need not be called fusion. Vivek Singh,...
Former RBS Head McKillop to Step Down from BP Board
Byline: ROBERT LEA SIR Tom McKillop has quit his [pounds sterling]95,000 job working a handful of days a year as a non-executive director at BP. The oil giant said today McKillop, the former chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, would not be standing...
G20 Picture Brightens on Hopes for Better Times in Europe
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE leaders of the G20 nations gathered in London today amid hopes the European economy was stabilising despite Asia diving deeper into recession. Figures showed the decline in European manufacturing eased last month in a...
Guide to Tomorrow's Aintree Races on Bbc2
Byline: SIMON MILHAM SIMON MILHAM 2.00 BIG BUCK'S won the World Hurdle with plenty to spare and though he is likely to face quicker ground tomorrow, connections believe he will handle it. Of the leading protagonists who renew rivalry, only Mighty...
Gwyneth: My Guide to the Best of London
Byline: RUTH BLOOMFIELD AND ELLEN WIDDUP GWYNETH PALTROW has taken a break from dispensing lifestyle tips and designing clothes to write a guide to London. The 36-year-old actress, who lives most of the year in Belsize Park with her husband,...
Gym Talk between New Best Friends
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor THEY chatted casually about children's dinosaurs, the uncommonly fine London weather and even their respective "gym rat" routines. So it was no surprise that when the Browns showed the Obamas around...
Hutchinson Waits to Come in from Dark
Byline: SIMON MILHAM WAYNE HUTCHINSON will partner 20-1 shot Darkness in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree if Dominic Elsworth fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Elsworth has not ridden since parting company with Dance Island in a handicap...
International Polo Players Ride to Horse Guards Parade; Gladiatorial Spectacle 'Will Bring out the Stars'
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP IT held jousting tournaments for Henry VIII, doubled as a car park for senior civil servants and hosted the Great British beach volleyball team. Now Horse Guards Parade is to hold London's first international polo championship....
It's One Law for MPs, One for Us
SOME people believe MPs deserve more for the job they do, but when was the last time a Commons seat went unfilled because no one wanted to be the MP? There's no shortage of people jostling to reach the trough, and no wonder when a backbencher is paid...
Join a Book Club but Watch Your Words
Byline: LIZA CAMPBELL "PARTY time is over!" a girlfriend wailed down the telephone. "Even if people can afford to throw them, they don't." Yet we still need to see friends who gladden our hearts; we want to spend an evening not obsessing about Armageddon....
King of the Loyalty Cards Who Accuses Coutts of a Costly Betrayal
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST CITY EDITOR INTERVIEW Olympics organiser Sir Keith Mills is ready for a marathon in his battle over what he says was risky advice from the Queen's bank SIR Keith Mills is sitting in his smart office on Pall Mall. He's...
King of the Loyalty Cards Who Accuses Coutts of a Costly Betrayal; INTERVIEW Olympics Organiser Sir Keith Mills Is Ready for a Marathon in His Battle over What He Says Was Risky Advice from the Queen's Bank
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST CITY EDITOR SIR Keith Mills is sitting in his smart office on Pall Mall. He's jolly and open, a big chap, well turned out -- the sort who looks as though he was invented for every yacht club balcony in the land: blazered,...
London Mother Goes Missing after Arrest by Syrian Secret Police
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA FEARS are growing today for the safety of a British woman who is missing after she was arrested in Syria. The family of Maryam Kallis say she may be suffering severe mistreatment in a country where torture is widespread....
London Mother Goes Missing after Arrest by Syria Secret Police
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA FEARS were growing today for the safety of a British woman who is missing after she was arrested in Syria. The family of Maryam Kallis say she may be suffering severe mistreatment in a country where torture is widespread....
Merkel and Sarkozy on the Wrong Side of the Great G20 Divide; Blame Is Being Heaped on Gordon Brown - but It's Europe's Leaders Who Are Leaving Us in the Lurch
Byline: ANNE McELVOY BARACK and Michelle look straight out of Noughties Camelot as they smile and wave at London today. But disappointment is on the G20 agenda long before the goodie bags are dispensed to departing guests. Any good news from...
Message to Russia: We Must Lead by Example on Nuclear Cuts
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor RUSSIA and the US should tackle "the greatest threat to humanity" by ushering in a new era of nuclear disarmament, Barack Obama declared today. In a sweeping statement of intent ahead of his first meeting...
Michelle Gets Jitters about the Queen; Sparkling, Bright and Sharp ... and That's Just Mrs O's Fashion Sense
Byline: LAURA CRAIK FASHION EDITOR LET'S be positive and see Michelle Obama's wardrobe thus far as a metaphor for all the sparkling, bright change the G20 summit will effect. For however weighty the political issues on the agenda, Mrs O should be...
MONEY HOT TIP: Extend Your Lease
Byline: Lorna Bourke ONE benefit from falling house prices is that it makes it much cheaper to extend or enfranchise your lease. And with the vast majority of properties in London being flats held on long leases, this is your chance to increase...
More Luxury on the Moors
Byline: Liz Hoggard Liz Hoggard has always longed for a touch of glamour in her native Yorkshire. Now, she has it IGREW up in the unfashionable bit of Yorkshire. Or so it seemed at the time. We were dragged for improving walks on the North Yorkshire...
More Luxury on the Moors; Liz Hoggard Has Always Longed for a Touch of Glamour in Her Native Yorkshire. Now, She Has It
Byline: Liz Hoggard Igrew up in the unfashionable bit of Yorkshire. Or so it seemed at the time. we were dragged for improving walks on the North Yorkshire Moors. Summers were spent with bucket and spade at whitby or robin Hood's Bay. Ungrateful...
My Fling with the Thing in the Attic
Byline: A LONDON LIFE FELIX LLOYD THERE is something living in my loft. Possibly a herd of somethings. And whatever is up there is drinking from the water tank and shredding the insulation. A squirrel? A rat? As it was hailing every five minutes...
Netanyahu Takes Office with Calls for 'Peace and Trust'
Byline: ED HARRIS ISRAEL'S new leader started his first full day in office promising to seek "full peace" with the Arab and Muslim world. But Benjamin Netanyahu refused to utter the words much of the world was waiting to hear: "Palestinian state."...
No 10 Applauds as the Obama Show Rolls In
Byline: JOE MURPHY Political Editor BARACK OBAMA was clapped into 10 Downing Street today as the world turned its eyes to the G20 summit in London. The President and his wife Michelle were greeted by staff lining up in the front hall to applaud...
Not Just Golf
Byline: Cathy Hawker A new generation of buyers get more than golf from the Algarve. They find bargain and a fresh lifestyle, says Cathy Hawker HRIS and Jenny Dancy from Oxted, Surrey have holidayed in the Algarve each year since 1991. ...
Old Wounds Reopened as US Sues BP for Alaskan Oil Spills
Byline: ROBERT LEA BP is being sued by the US Government over the spillage of more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil on the Alaskan arctic tundra in 2006. The US Department of Justice's action against the British oil major is set to re-open old...
Patients Are Asked to Rate Their Doctor's Performance
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP PATIENTS could be invited to rate their doctors under plans to check how competent GPs are. The scheme could see patients helping to compile a dossier of evidence about those who treat them. Doctors failing to meet standards...
Patients Could Give Ratings for Their Doctors' Performance
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP PATIENTS could be invited to rate their doctors under plans to check if GPs are competent. The scheme could see patients helping to compile a dossier of evidence against those who treat them. Doctors failing to meet standards...
Pete Clark's Choice
QUEENS OF BRITISH POP 10.45pm, BBC1 The rather bold assertion is made at the beginning of this documentary that "men have run out of things to say" and the ladies of pop are saying it instead. If you say so. Anyway, here is a trip down memory lane...
Pietersen: I'll Never Silence the Doubters
Byline: SAM PETERS KEVIN PIETERSEN says his South African roots are the main reason he has received heavy criticism since admitting he wants to leave the West Indies tour early. The 28-year-old qualified for England in 2004 following a four-year...
Pizzey Wins Damages over Angry Brigade Libel in Marr's Book
Byline: PAUL CHESTON Courts Correspondent CAMPAIGNER Erin Pizzey today accepted undisclosed libel damages over a claim in a book by Andrew Marr that she was a supporter of a British terror group. Ms Pizzey, who set up the country's first women's...
Police Bloodied on Obama's Big Day
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT AND KIRAN RANDHAWA PROTESTERS stormed the Royal Bank of Scotland this afternoon and besieged the Bank of England as the City institutions became the target of mob hatred. More than 4,000 demonstrators clashed with police...
Porn in the Home - It's the Nation's Dirty Secret
Byline: WILL SELF ONE thing that seems to have been lost in the media blizzard surrounding the Home Secretary's dodgy expenses claims is the nature of the "entertainment" that was charged by Richard Timney -- Jacqui Smith's husband -- to the taxpayers'...
Portfolio
BUY MARKS & SPENCER Collins Stewart rates High Street giant Marks & Spencer as a buy, believing that the firm's "improved execution" is "beginning to bear fruit". It says M& S's food division has "stepped up" innovation following the conclusion...
Primary Pupils 'Destroyed' by Loss of Their Sats Papers
Byline: TIM ROSS AND PETER DOMINICZAK GOVERNMENT exam agencies permanently lost Sats papers from four London primary schools, undermining the education prospects of hundreds of children, the Standard can reveal. Teachers said 11-year-olds who...
Pupils 'Destroyed' by Sats Blunder; Hundreds Will Never Know Lost Results
Byline: TIM ROSS AND PETER DOMINICZAK GOVERNMENT exam agencies permanently lost Sats papers from four London primary schools, undermining the education prospects of hundreds of children, the Standard can reveal. Teachers said 11-year-olds who...
Quarter of 11-Year-Olds Fail in 3 Rs; Pupils Miss English and Maths Targets
Byline: TIM ROSS AND PETER DOMINICZAK MORE than a quarter of pupils leave primary school without mastering both English and maths, according to government figures released today. In some London boroughs as many as one in three 11-year-olds failed...
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Russia and US 'To Reset Relations' with Nuclear Weapon Deal
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor DMITRY MEDVEDEV and Barack Obama underlined their desire to "reset" their relations today with plans for a new deal to cut nuclear warheads. In a statement after the Russian and American presidents met...
Russia and US Urged to Seize Day and Cut Their Nuclear Arsenals
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama were urged to "seize the historic moment" to slash nuclear stockpiles today as they met for the first time in London. In what was being billed as an...
Sarkozy Insists There Is 'No Agreement Yet'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH Deputy Political Editor FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel exposed the split at the heart of the G20 summit today by warning that they will not tolerate a fresh global economic stimulus package. Mr...
Shearer Will Learn from the Masters
Byline: Chris Hatherall New Newcastle manager to model his approach on Fabio Capello and Terry Venables as he looks to guide the club to safety. ALAN SHEARER has always been his own man, yet as he embarks on the biggest challenge of his football...
Shearer Will Learn from the Masters; New Newcastle Manager to Model His Approach on Fabio Capello and Terry Venables as He Bids to Guide Toon to Safety. by Chris Hatherall
Byline: Chris Hatherall ALAN SHEARER has always been his own man, yet as he embarks on the biggest challenge of his football career, he will borrow the methods of two England managers to in an effort to save Newcastle from relegation. The 38-year-old...
She's Thinking Hard about What to Wear Says Her Husband
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL AND TERRY KIRBY THE normally super-confident Michelle Obama is nervous at meeting the Queen today, her husband revealed. Barack Obama told of his wife's trepidation as he described his own feelings about seeing the Queen....
She's Thought Hard about What to Wear Says Her Husband
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL AND TERRY KIRBY THE normally super-confident Michelle Obama was nervous about meeting the Queen today, her husband revealed. Barack Obama told of his wife's trepidation as he described his own feelings about seeing the...
Sir John: Shearer Can Save Toon from Drop; Ex Chairman Says Decision to Appoint Newcastle Legend as Boss Is Inspired
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL AND DAVID SMITH ALAN SHEARER was today hailed as the man to save Newcastle United by the former chairman who brought him back to his boyhood club. Shearer is set to make a dramatic return to football when he is named manager...
Sixteen Are Feared Dead as Copter Ditches in North Sea
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK Chief Reporter UP TO 16 people were feared to have been killed after a helicopter accident in the North Sea today. Rescue boats and two RAF helicopters were being scrambled to the scene 35 miles from the north-east tip...
Ski Spa
Byline: Charlotte Ross Though thrilled to learn cross-country skiing in Austria, Charlotte Ross was glad of the therapy that went with it IT WAS my second day ever skiing cross-country and my legs were about to give way. Having managed a convincingly...
SMART MOVES: Whitechapel WHITECHAPEL
will be whiter this Easter after its spring clean. Next week sees the reopening of historic Whitechapel Art Gallery, after a [pounds sterling]13.5 million facelift. Nearby, a shiny new office complex, Aldgate Place, is rising, bringing the prospect...
Sousa's the Lone Ranger in Charge
Byline: James Olley Loftus Road boss hits back at claims that chairman Flavio Briatore rules the roost by insisting he makes all the decisions. By James Olley PAULO SOUSA says he calls the shots at Queens Park Rangers and claims the club are...
Sousa's the Lone Ranger in Charge; Loftus Road Boss Hits Back at Claims That Chairman Flavio Briatore Rules the Roost by Insisting He Makes All the Decisions. by James Olley
PAULO SOUSA says he calls the shots at Queens Park Rangers and claims the club are on track for a return to the Premier League. Chairman Flavio Briatore was rumoured to have exerted increasing influence over team selection during both Iain Dowie's...
Storm Clouds Are Gathering as G20 Plots a Recovery
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN THE global economy was hit by a tidal wave of dismal news today as G20 leaders gathered in London to plot a roadmap for recovery. Bank of Japan figures showed business confidence in the world's second largest economy crashed...
Taliban Chief: We Will Amaze World with Strike on US
Byline: ED HARRIS PAKISTAN'S Taliban chief today claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on a police academy in Lahore -- and threatened attacks on Washington that would "amaze everyone in the world". Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million...
The Elephant Gets Its Jumbo Revamp; Thousands of New Homes Are Launched This Week as the Elephant and Castle Revamp, Stalled by the Credit Crunch, Gets Back on Track. by David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles THE billion-pound plans to recreate the Elephant and Castle as a blueprint for sophisticated inner-city living with thousands of new homes and a dynamic community life stalled dramatically when the recession hit. This week...
The New Doctor in the House; Years of Experience Have Gone into Turning This Wimpole Street Medical Centre into the Perfect Private Home, Says Pattie Barron
Byline: Pattie Barron THE Grecian courtyard with resident olive tree was formerly an outside lavatory in which homing pigeons had settled. The library replaced an old dental laboratory, while just half of the magnificent drawing room had once been...
The New Queen of Soho; in an Exclusive Interview, the Girl Who Inherited 60 Acres of Prime Real Estate from Porn King Paul Raymond Says She Is Unfazed by Being Soho's Biggest Landlord
Byline: DAVID COHEN TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Fawn James sits at the window of a second-floor private dining room in Soho House and looks out over the restaurants, patisseries and clubs of Soho. To anyone else, this elevated view of Greek Street would...
These Tables Show the Performance
These tables show the performance of 11-year-olds in state primary schools who took National Curriculum "Sats" tests in English, maths and science last year. The first three columns of figures show the percentage of pupils who met or exceeded the Government's...
Time for the Eggs Factor
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION FLAVOURS OF THE MONTH APRIL DURING April, spring should be springing everywhere and we'll start to see some more exciting fruit and veg stacked outside the greengrocer's. Two days after Easter is the feast of St Tiburtius...
Time for the Eggs Factor; FLAVOURS OF THE MONTH CHARLES CAMPION
APRIL DURING April, spring should be springing everywhere and we'll start to see some more exciting fruit and veg stacked outside the greengrocer's. Two days after Easter is the feast of St Tiburtius (14 April) which is said to be the day when cuckoos...
US Job Cuts and Far East Woes Cloud Glimmers of Hope at G20
Byline: HUGO DUNCAN HOPES that the European economy has stabilised were overshadowed today by a tidal wave of dismal news from Asia and the US as leaders of the G20 nations gathered in London. Figures showed the decline in European manufacturing...
Wayne McGregor Calls the Tune; What Did Our Two Critics Make of the First Major Royal Ballet and Royal Opera Collaboration in Two Decades?
DIDO AND AENEAS/ACIS AND GALATEA Covent Garden, WC2 PURCELL and Handel, the two masters of the English Baroque, are both enjoying anniversaries this year. That may be one reason why they ended up on an unusual double-bill at Covent Garden. In fact,...
We Must Find Gritty Side to Save Season, Says Edwards
Byline: CHRIS JONES Rugby Correspondent HEAD coach Shaun Edwards has ordered London Wasps to "grit their teeth and get on with the job" as they attempt to keep their slim hopes of Heineken Cup qualification alive against Bath tonight. Defeat...
What Mr Brown Can Really Achieve
THE START of the G20 summit -- a flurry of highlevel breakfast meetings, concluding with a splendid reception for the world leaders this evening with the Queen -- may be both glamorous and imposing but the backdrop to the event is downright sombre....
What Mr Brown Can Really Achieve
BARACK Obama has set the tone for the G20 summit with his pronouncement today that the world needs a "sense of urgency" to confront the economic downturn. His host, Gordon Brown, added that world leaders were only "hours" away from agreeing a plan...
What Mr Brown Can Really Achieve
THE riots in the City today as police clashed violently with G20 protesters outside the banks have naturally taken attention from the summit itself -- which is what the participants presumably intended. Nonetheless, there is now a real momentum behind...
Who's Moving
Byline: by Compton Miller Hoult stages his own bail-out CLASH of the Titans star Nicholas Hoult may be the toast of the West End with his current stage debut in New Boy at Trafalgar Studios. But he has no plans to leave the comfort of his parents'...
Wines of the Week
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER BORDEAUX'S annual spring en primeur "campaign" -- the process by which wines of the new vintage are tasted by the trade and press, then priced and released for sale -- has been controversial in recent years, largely thanks...
Writedowns Balloon to [Pounds Sterling]1.2 Billion as Cattles Profits KO'd
Byline: NICK GOODWAY aIlInG subprime lender Cattles today said it is likely to have to treble its level of writedowns on bad loans from [pounds sterling]400 million to more than [pounds sterling]1.25 billion, wiping out any profit. The writedowns...
Your Club Today
Next game Saturday Man City (home) Arsenal Played 30, W 15, D 10, L 5 Abou Diaby will be assessed by the club's medical staff today after he returned early from France duty with a hip problem. The midfielder could be a doubt for Saturday's clash with...
Your Place for Mine; Home Swapping Is the Fashionable Way to Go on Holiday, Save Money and See the World, Explains Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey THE current, fashionable supper table talk around the Fulham Victoriansemi dinner table (located in the glass extension) is no longer about the profits made selling previous homes. Now the chatter is more likely to centre on...
Zero Tolerance; Our Expert Goes on the Offensive in the War against Weeds
Byline: PATTIE BARRON HAVING a garden full of Japanese knotweed drove me from my north London home. When I moved in, the green spikes that were pushing up along the base of the fence -- the weed had colonised the garden next door, long before...
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