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Articles from October 7, 2009

500 Extra Troops for Helmand after Brown U-Turn
Byline: Ross Lydall AN EXTRA 500 British soldiers are expected to be sent to Afghanistan as Gordon Brown looks to stamp-down suggestions that he is not fully committed to the war. A decision is expected in the next week after the former head...
ALL IT NEEDS IS LOVE -- AND MONEY; If Glorious Wrecks Are Your Challenge, the Time Is Right. While the Small Developers Are out of the Way, Home-Buyers Can Get Back into the Market, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey W HEN money was cheap, it seemed that everyone wanted -- and could afford -- a wreck to do up and sell on. Now the get-it-quick investors and small developers can't get the loans, it is the turn of the patient savers, mortgage-free...
All Shadows and Little Substance; Dance Umbrella
Byline: SARAH FRATER CLOUD GATE THEATRE OF TAIWAN/WIND SHADOW Barbican Theatre, EC2 CLOUD Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is a strange opener to Dance Umbrella. The international festival of new dance usually programmes the indie and the unexpected,...
A New Term Starts Here; Smart Moves: Kilburn
Byline: DS AS A PLACE to live, Kilburn has been eclipsed by its more fashionable near neighbours, Maida Vale, West Hampstead and Queen's park. During the boom years, some over-zealous estate agents talked-up Kilburn as "Notting Hill borders" but...
A TASTE FOR RIO; as Brazil's Slickest City Celebrates Winning the Contest to Host the 2016 Olympics, Food Critic Charles Campion Finds out What's on the Menu for Its Beach-Crazy Inhabitants
Byline: Charles Campion AS YOU throw back the curtains and step onto the hotel balcony with a panoramic view of the gleaming sands of Copacabana beach you could be forgiven for pinching yourself. When it comes to living up to the cliches, Rio de...
Baby Boomers Are the Curse of My Generation
Byline: Richard Godwin THE devil, as ever, is in the detail. And the devil, I am coming to believe, was born between 1946 and 1964, fully returns the Rolling Stones' sympathy and probably owns a second home in Provence. For the devil is a baby boomer....
BABY ON BOARD; How Does a Cyclist Keep Up the Pace When She's Six Months Pregnant? Charlotte Ross Tried out an Electric Bike - and Found It Could Be the Perfect Way to Commute
Byline: Charlotte Ross WHEN I told my mother I was expecting her first grandchild she asked me to promise her one thing: that I'd give up cycling. At the time I wished she'd asked me to name my firstborn Ermintrude. Cycling in London can certainly...
Big Guns Messi and Ronaldo Still in Danger of Missing the Final Shoot-Out; A-List Stars Could Be Absent from Next Summer's Tournament as Powerhouses Argentina and Portugal Need a Helping Hand to Qualify
Byline: Tom Collomosse ONE of the enduring delights of the World Cup is watching the best players on the planet joust for individual supremacy. Yet with the 2010 tournament in South Africa only eight months away, football lovers across the world...
Big Guns Messi and Ronaldo Still in Danger of Missing the Final Shoot-Out; A-List Stars Could Be Absent from Next Summer's Tournament as Powerhouses Argentina and Portugal Need a Helping Hand to Qualify
Byline: Tom Collomosse ONE of the enduring delights of the World Cup is watching the best players on the planet joust for individual supremacy. Yet with the 2010 tournament in South Africa only eight months away, football lovers across the world...
British Airways to Slash Cabin Crew Wages by a Third
Byline: Dick Murray Transport Correspondent BRITISH AIRWAYS is proposing dramatic cuts in pay for new cabin staff with wages as low as [pounds sterling]14,000, it was claimed today. This compares with current salaries for existing staff of more...
Carrick: We're Going All out to Finish with a Perfect Record
Byline: Simon Johnson MICHAEL CARRICK insisted today that there will be no let up by England even though they have already qualified for next summer's World Cup. England travel to Ukraine on Saturday and then host Belarus at Wembley next Wednesday...
Conduit Not Certain to Defend Cup Crown despite Big Gamble
Byline: Simon Milham CONNECTIONS of Conduit will decide later today whether or not the colt will attempt to defend his Breeders' Cup Turf title. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner was fourth to Sea The Stars in Sunday's Prix...
Dame Kelly to Help Cameron with 2012 Legacy
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent TORY leader David Cameron has scored a major coup by signing up Dame Kelly Holmes to help deliver a sports legacy from the Olympics. The double Olympic champion, who has been a high-profile adviser...
Dannatt Attacks Labour Smears as He Joins Tory Ranks
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THE former head of the army is to be made a Tory peer after accusing Labour ministers of "smearing" him. General Sir Richard Dannatt will be ennobled and become an adviser to the shadow defence secretary, Liam...
Dave Hangs Up His Gun to Win Voters; Londoner's Diary
AS THE Tory leader goes through what he hopes will be his final party conference in Opposition he is doing everything possible not to tarnish his man of the people image. Earlier in the week he told Andrew Marr that he was embarrassed by his membership...
Dave Hangs Up His Gun to Win Voters; Londoner's Diary
AS THE Tory leader goes through what he hopes will be his final party conference in Opposition he is doing everything possible not to tarnish his man of the people image. Earlier in the week he told Andrew Marr that he was embarrassed by his membership...
Deng Helps London Take a Giant Leap towards That Hoop Dream; Bulls' British Star Is Backing Bid to Stage Regular-Season NBA Games in Capital after Sell-Out Clash at the O2. by Ken Elliott
Byline: Ken Elliott THE appeal of Luol Deng as the Chicago Bulls took on the Utah Jazz at the 02 Arena last night gave a hint of what to expect from him at the 2012 Olympics and may have nudged the appearance of regular-season NBA basketball games...
Design News
Byline: Katie Law with Philippa Stockley AS MAHARAJA OPENS AT THE V& A YOUR INDIAN SUMMER STARTS HERE PLUMO A touch of hand-painted charm always works. Plumo has a floral, handpainted folk table, size 45x45x15cm for just [pounds sterling]69....
Distraught Husband of Nursery Paedophile Tries to Kill Himself
Byline: Kiran Randhawa THE husband of nursery paedophile Vanessa George was recovering at home today after he tried to kill himself. Father-of-two Andrew George, 41, was taken to hospital after he downed a combination of alcohol and pills at...
Drinking Champagne Will Never Lose Its Fizz
Byline: Andrew Neather IT WAS a performance to chill the heart of any Tory spin doctor. Boris Johnson, Mayor of the world's most international city, calling for an EU referendum to stick it to Johnny Foreigner? Don't be silly. George Osborne promising...
Drug Baron on Rich List Guilty of [Pounds Sterling]1m Jersey Cannabis Plot
Byline: Justin Davenport crime correspondent ONE of Britain's most notorious criminals was convicted today of a [pounds sterling]1 million plot to smuggle cannabis into Jersey. Curtis Warren, the only drugs trafficker to be included in the Sunday...
Freshers Veg Straight from the University Allotment; GROW YOUR OWN
Byline: Miranda Bryant STUDENTS are leaving the lecture hall for lessons on growing their own food in an attempt to become self-sufficient. The project, which started as an aid for teacher training, is run by students and staff at Roehampton...
Gilliam's Dark Magic Conjures a Fairytale Ending for Ledger; REVIEW
Byline: NICK CURTIS THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS Cert 12A, 122mins *** TERRY GILLIAM'S latest film is a triumph. That Dr Parnassus was finished at all following the death mid-shoot of its star Heath Ledger is impressive. That it hangs together...
Goldman Digging Commodities to Leave the Miners Scaling Heights
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP EVEN allowing for a spot of profit-taking today, mining shares remain at the top of most investors' shopping lists with a little help from top broker Goldman Sachs. The gold price also touched record highs. ...
Goldman Digs Commodities and Sends the Miners through the Roof
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP MINING shares continued to defy gravity today with prices being pushed higher with a little help from top broker Goldman Sachs. Goldman is still bullish about the outlook for commodity prices which is good...
Goldman Star Who Is Shining for Charity Too; INTERVIEW; Economics Guru and Football Fan Jim O'Neill Has Set Himself a Goal of Mending Gaps in Our Education System
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor PLANS are afoot for oil to cease being priced in the US dollar but in a grouping of other currencies, including the Chinese yuan. Henceforth, the chief executive of HSBC is to be based in Hong Kong, rather than...
Hare Takes Us on a Guided Tour of Financial Crash; FIRST NIGHT
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS THE POWER OF YES National Theatre, Lyttelton A NATIONAL THEATRE should tackle national issues, and that is certainly what David Hare's new play does, dutifully auditing the economic turmoil of the past two years. The approach...
'Hero Headmaster' Shows How to Save Failing Schools
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent A LONDON head teacher was hailed a "hero" by the Conservatives today as they pledged to swiftly turn England's worst schools into academies if they win power. Shadow children's secretary Michael...
Homes Gossip; MAGGIE SWAPS BRITAIN FOR THE BIG OUTDOORS
Byline: Compton Miller DESPITE renting a "big, beautiful house" in Holland Park for four months this summer while filming her latest movie, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Anglophile actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has changed her mind about living here....
HOW A DENTAL BRACE COULD CURE MS, MIGRAINES AND PARALYSIS; When a Pain in Her Jaw Left Her Fearing She Had Cancer, Bella Freud Felt She Had No One to Turn to. Then She Met the Amazing Dr Amir; AMIR NEVER GIVES UP. HE'S VERY, VERY GOOD'
Byline: Bella Freud EARLIER this year I developed a pain at the very end of my left jawbone, near my neck. I had just had a crown made at a Harley Street dentist but when I went back he found no evident complications. The pain continued to worsen,...
HOW HAIR HIT NEW HEIGHTS; Thanks to New Product Technology You Can Create Vertiginous Styles with Your Barnet -- after a Little Practice, Says Alice Hart-Davis
Byline: Alice Hart-Davis FOR the past year, the only way for hair to go has been up, and looking ahead to next spring, it's set to reach unfeasible heights, whether piled up in buns set with bows at Luella, or roughed up into the good-girl-gone-bad...
How Ukraine V England Could Be the TV Event of the Century; the Decision to Show Saturday's World Cup Qualifier Only Online Has Upset Some Fans but Broadcasters Hope It Will Spark a Revolution in Our Viewing Habits
Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Correspondent IN 1953 the Queen's Coronation ushered in a new era of TV, while the moon landings of 1969 provided one of the first truly global television events. Somewhat surprisingly, when England take to the pitch...
IT'S A SAILOR'S DELIGHT; Buy into Island Life. Menorca Offers Good Value, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker TWENTY-FIVE years ago Michael Morris sold his sailing school in Fowey, Cornwall and set sail for the Mediterranean in search of a new life. When he reached Mahon, capital of the Balearic island of Menorca with the second largest...
Jude Shows Why He's the Hottest Ticket on Broadway
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York JUDE LAW was given a rapturous reception as he made his Hamlet debut on Broadway last night. Hordes of teenagers waited at the stage door to catch a glimpse of the Oscar-nominated actor as critics said he had...
Just a Plaster on the Pensions Wound
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT SHADOW Chancellor George Osborne's proposal to increase the retirement age to 66 by 2016 presumably achieved his objective when it got headline treatment in the news bulletins and morning papers, which is the...
Lamps Is Still Burning Bright after 10 Years; the Goals May Have Dried Up at Chelsea but the Midfielder Remains One of Capello's Key Men as He Reaches an England Milestone
Byline: Simon Johnson FRANK LAMPARD celebrates his 10-year anniversary as an England international this weekend and there is a danger he may mark the occasion as quietly as the first time he represented the national team. Back in October 1999,...
Lamps Is Still Burning Bright after 10 Years; the Goals May Have Dried Up at Chelsea but the Midfielder Remains One of Capello's Key Men as He Reaches an England Milestone. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson FRANK LAMPARD celebrates his 10-year anniversary as an England international this weekend and there is a danger he may mark the occasion as quietly as the first time he represented the national team. Back in October 1999,...
London Groom Held after His Indian Wedding Turns into Riot
Byline: Amar Singh andBenedictMoore-Bridger A LONDON man and eight relatives were arrested and jailed in India after his wedding descended into a riot. Gurpreet Sahota, 27, and his mother Sukhwinder Kaur from Southall, are among the family group...
LONDON'S INDIAN SUMMER; the Indian Maharajas Were the Richest and Most Flamboyant Kings and Princes the World Has Ever Seen. Now They Will Dazzle London in a Show That Opens at the V&A This Week, Says Philippa Stockley
Byline: Philippa Stockley GOLD, emeralds, rubies and pearls -- and that is just the elephant's jewellery. Welcome to the vanished world of Indian Maharajas, the richest, most flamboyant and colourful kings and princes the world has ever seen,...
Loyalty Card for Shoppers Who Support Independent Stores
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Miranda Bryant save our small shops Evening Standard Campaign LONdON's first borough loyalty card aimed at saving threatened small shops will be launched in Kensington and Chelsea next spring. All 60,000 households...
Loyalty Card for Shoppers Who Support Independent Stores
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Miranda Bryant save our small shops Evening Standard Campaign LONdON's first borough loyalty card aimed at saving threatened small shops will be launched in Kensington and Chelsea next spring. All 60,000 households...
Magnetically Attractive: Phone You Don't Need to Plug in to Charge Up
Byline: MarkPrigg technology correspondent Palm, which is staffed by many exApple employees, has already become involved in a battle over the phone. It found a way to load music using Apple's iTunes software, but Apple issued an update to iTunes...
McQueen of the Jungle Prints and Towering Heels
Byline: Laura Craik Fashion editor in Paris GOD bless McQueen: he can always be relied upon to up the ante -- with what must be the highest heels ever seen on a catwalk. You think this season's heels are high? You ain't seen nothing yet. Alexander...
MELLOW FRUITFULNESS; as the Days Grow Shorter, Plant Your Pots with Vivid Colours That Will Give a Warm Winter Glow
Byline: Pattie Barron WHEN flowers and foliage are in short supply, containers come to the rescue. Through autumn and winter -- and if you're smart, right through to spring -- you can keep the colour going on patio or terrace as well as hanging...
Mittal's Billions Still Put City Slickers in the Shade; Though They Don't Spend Much on Transfers, Rangers Remain Top of the League When It Comes to Club Wealth. Ben Hunt Reports
Byline: Ben Hunt THEY only spent [pounds sterling]3.5million on players this summer but Queens Park Rangers remain the richest club in the country, according to a survey published today. By contrast, Manchester City's new owners from Abu Dhabi...
Murdered Shop Worker Was an Innocent Victim of Drug Gang Feud, Say Family
Byline: Felix Allen A SHOP worker who died in a hail of bullets was an innocent victim caught up in an escalating gang war on the streets of London, his heartbroken family said today. Cem Duzgun, 21, died after going to play snooker with friends...
Murdoch Has Lost His Magic Touch at News Corp; Plan to Charge for Online News Is Raising Doubts about His Leadership
Byline: Roy Greenslade MEDIA ANALYSIS I AM SURE that Rupert Murdoch has all his marbles. There are no obvious signs of mental decay and, at a physical level, despite those craggy looks, he clearly keeps himself in trim. In fact, he seems to be in...
Nature's Secret Energy Boost
Byline: Peta Bee FANCY SPORTS drinks may claim to be at the cutting edge of energy enhancement but the latest trend among those looking for a workout boost comes not via a laboratory but directly from nature. Coconut water -- the clear liquid...
New Show of Van Gogh Letters Lays Bare His Troubled Genius
Byline: Robert Fox in amsterdam AT TIMes in his short life Vincent Van Gogh could hardly give away his pictures, let alone sell them. Now one of the world's favourite painters -- with his sunflowers, Irises, and radiant wheat fields selling for...
Now It's Dave's Turn to Rally the Troops; the Conservative Leader Has a Fine Record on Stirring Speeches -- and He's Going to Need One Now to Unite His Own Diverging Ranks and Reassure the Voters
Byline: Anne McElvoy OH BLIMEY, it's blood sweat and tears week. Frankly, the Tory party looks a bit disconcerted. It came to Manchester expecting the Nuremberg rally and ended up at an accountant's convention, being told how little money there...
Now It's Dave's Turn to Rally the Troops; the Tory Leader Has a Good Record on Stirring Speeches - and He Is Going to Need One to Unite His Own Diverging Ranks and Reassure the Voters
Byline: Anne McElvoy OH BLIMEY, it's blood sweat and tears week. Frankly, the Tory party looks a bit disconcerted. It came to Manchester expecting the Nuremberg rally and ended up at an accountant's convention, being told how little money there...
Odds against a Tesco Rock Buy
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT IT IS a sad reflection of our times that the City seems to think it is impossible to build a business other than by acquisition. Thus when Sir Terry Leahy announced that Tesco's personal finance business was...
Odds against a Tesco Rock Buy
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT IT IS a sad reflection of our times that the City seems to think it is impossible to build a business other than by acquisition. Thus when Sir Terry Leahy announced that Tesco's personal finance business was...
ORIGIN OF THE SPECIALIST; Striking, Inventive and Edgy Craft Work by the Best New Designers Is on View at Somerset House. Corinne Julius Takes a Look
Byline: Corinne Julius CONTEMPORARY craft has become of one of Britain's creative success stories; its reputation draws practitioners and purchasers to the UK from round the globe. For the next fortnight Londoners can see and buy original work at...
Osborne Plan Just a Plaster on the Pensions Wound
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT SHADOW Chancellor George Osborne's proposal to increase the retirement age to 66 by 2016 presumably achieved his objective when it got headline treatment in the news bulletins and morning papers, which is the...
Osborne Shelves Inheritance Tax Cut for at Least Three Years
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor GEORGE OSBORNE today put off the promised cut in inheritance tax under the Tories for three years or more. The shadow chancellor said his flagship pledge would come "later in the Parliament", adding: "The first...
Phone You Don't Plug in to Charge
Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Correspondent IT is the phone you never need to plug in. Palm's new mobile, called the Pre, uses a radical wireless technology. To charge the phone, you simply place it on top of a dock which beams power through...
Plundered Treasures Go on Show in Kabul
Byline: Julius Cavendish in Kabul DOZENS of stolen Afghan antiquities have gone on show in Kabul after British customs officials seized them as they were smuggled through Heathrow. The treasures on display are just some of 2,098 artefacts intercepted...
[Pounds Sterling]5,000 to Pick Your Child's School and All Can Apply to Be Academies
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent PARENTS would get on average [pounds sterling]5,000 for a state school place of their choice for their child under a Conservative education revolution. Thousands of schools assessed by inspectors...
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Red Light for Hands Bid from Green Energy Firm Novera
Byline: Robert Lea GUY HANDS' latest tilt at becoming the king of the windmills ran into trouble today after an offer to take over one of Britain's leading green energy firms was dismissed as a bid being made on the cheap. Infinis Energy, owned...
Rethink on 'Confusing' Yellow Lines That Earned [Pounds Sterling]330,000 for Council
Byline: David Williams TOWN hall bosses are to reconsider "confusing" parking restrictions after issuing thousands of fines to drivers. Westminster council introduced a scheme in February which put single yellow lines on "dropped kerbs", parts...
Revolutionary Nostalgia; Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH PIXIES Brixton Academy, SW9 **** IT TAKES confidence to open a concert with four 20-year-old B-sides. Patience with Pixies was rewarded, though, as this first of four London shows was billed as the chance to hear classic 1989...
Rugby Rivals United in Concern over Tsunami
Byline: Chris Jones PERSONAL glory has come a distant second for London Irish winger Sailosi Tagicakibau in the past seven days. The leading tryscorer in English rugby has been consumed with seeking out information about his family back in Samoa...
Sainsbury's Chief Delivers Warning on the Recovery
Byline: Hugo Duncan J SAINSBURY chief executive Justin King today sounded a note of caution over the UK economy and warned that recovery from recession will be muted at best. The supermarkets supremo predicted a return to growth before the end...
SALES ON A RIVER BANK... Part-Equity Deals Give Young Buyers a Share in Their Home and That Important First Step on the Housing Ladder, Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles FIRST-TIME buyers are being offered the chance to purchase a twobedroom duplex apartment in Docklands for an initial cash price of only [pounds sterling]34,375, or 12.5 per cent of the market value. There is no catch. This...
Sheikhs to Fund 'Boris Island' Airport in the Thames Estuary
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter BORIS JOHNSON'S plan to build an airport on platforms in the Thames estuary is being backed by money from oil-rich countries in the Gulf, it was claimed today. "Boris Island", as the [pounds sterling]40...
Should We Listen to This Man's Plan?
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS Q My husband and I are buying a house. We are applying for the mortgage solely in my name as my husband has a poor credit history (he was late with several credit card repayments). The mortgage...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Just when you were all set to agree to certain exciting plans, you realised you could be tying yourself to overly restrictive arrangements. For things to work, they need to be carefully...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Just when you were all set to agree to certain exciting plans, you realised you could be tying yourself to overly restrictive arrangements. For things to work, they need to be carefully thought...
TAX ON CHEAP DRINK TO STOP LOUTS; TORY LEVY WILL MEAN 10.30PM 'CURFEW' ON OFF-LICENCE SALES; Tax on Alcopops to Be Trebled and Cheap Supermarket Drink Banned
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor A TORY government will declare war on "binge Britain" with taxes to tackle cheap booze and a crackdown on late-night licensing, it was revealed today. Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling unveiled plans...
Terry: Route to South Africa Won't Go Via Easy Street
Byline: Simon Johnson JOHN TERRY admits there is no chance coach Fabio Capello will allow England to take things easy and let their World Cup qualifying campaign end on a whimper. England take on Ukraine and Belarus in their final two World Cup...
The Blairs Add Sixth Home to [Pounds Sterling]12m Portfolio of Properties
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger TONY and Cherie Blair have bought a sixth home, bringing the total value of their property portfolio to nearly [pounds sterling]12 million. The [pounds sterling]1.13 million townhouse is in a quiet London mews....
The Day Boris's Aide Ran Me over; Father Nearly Lost Legs in Bike Accident with Transport Adviser
Byline: Paul Rimple in Georgia and Katharine Barney A MAN told today how he was knocked down and left crippled by Boris Johnson's motorcycle-riding transport adviser. Tariel Ivanishvili, 44, suffered broken legs, a broken hip and fractured skull...
The 'Marriage Proposal' That Left Elena in a Family Dilemma
Byline: Chris Jones WITH the stars of women's tennis competing at the China Open this week, a tournament for the second division of the game in Barnstaple has hardly caused a ripple. But Elena Baltacha admitted she considered playing in the event...
The Race to Reach South Africa
With two rounds of matches to go, Standard Sport looks at how the battle for qualification is going and the prospects for the competing nations EUROPE Group winners qualify and eight best runners up enter a play-off for the four remaining places....
The Race to Reach South Africa
With two rounds of matches to go, Standard Sport looks at how the battle for qualification is going and the prospects for the competing nations EUROPE Group winners qualify and eight best runners up enter a play-off for the four remaining places....
There Were Only Two Books [...]
Byline: David Sexton commentary There were only two books on this Man Booker shortlist that deserved to be serious contenders -- J M Coetzee's fictionalised memoir Summertime and hilary Mantel's historical novel about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf hall....
THERE Were Only Two Books [...]
Byline: David Sexton COMMENTARY THERE were only two books on this Man Booker shortlist that deserved to be serious contenders -- J M Coetzee's fictionalised memoir Summertime and Hilary Mantel's historical novel about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall....
THE RISE OF SLOW ARCHITECTURE; Now That the Noughties Boom of Blobs and Steel Is over, the Time Has Come for a More Restrained Style Favoured by a Group of London Practices Which until Now Have Been More Valued Abroad Than at Home
Byline: Rowan Moore PEOPLE will make movies about the decade we are now leaving. It will be characterised as the era of the big swinging cranes and of the buildings in the shape of unfeasibly large vegetables. Noughties London will be remembered...
THOROUGHLY MODERN MAYFAIR; Great Family Estates Are Still Shaping the Way London Lives. David Spittles Finds the Duke of Westminster, the Richest of Them All, Has Plans to Bring New Residents and a Fresh Glamour to Mayfair and Belgravia
Byline: David Spittles THREE-hundred years ago London's wealthiest land-owning families became developers -- building on their huge estates and giving shape to the city we know today. Many of these families still own large acreages of central...
Tories' Heavy-Handed Reforms
WHAT bedevils pensions policy is uncertainty, and the Conservatives are perpetuating it. The gradual equalisation of men's and women's state pension ages was agreed under the last Conservative government in 1995. There is a place for discussing whether...
Tory Tax on Cheap Alcohol to Stop the Binge-Drink Yobs
Byline: Paul Waugh deputy Political editor A Tory government will declare war on "binge Britain" with taxes to tackle cheap drink and a crackdown on latenight licensing, it was revealed today. Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling unveiled plans...
Win a European Break for 70 People on a Private British Airways Jet; London Evening Standard Promotion
London Evening Standard Promotion Simply Win a European break for 70 people guess on a private British Airways jet destination correctly Plus accommodation at a Hilton Hotel British Airways are offering readers the rare opportunity to win a specially...
Win a European Break for 70 People on a Private British Airways Jet; London Evening Standard Promotion; Plus Accommodation at a Hilton Hotel
British Airways are offering readers the rare opportunity to win a specially chartered fl ight from London City Airport on one of the new 76-seat Embraer 170 jets for one person and 69 friends and family for a weekend. Just guess the European destination...
WIN A NINTENDO DSi
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number one online entertainment retailer, this Nintendo DSi is the thinnest and lightest member of the Nintendo DS family. From creating, customising and sharing photos with friends and family, or listening to and experimenting...
Your Club Today
ARSENAL P 7 W 5 D 0 L 2 PtS 15 Sol Campbell could return to training with Arsenal following his departure from Notts County. the former Gunners captain, 35, is without a club after walking out on the League two side. Campbell said: "I've spoken...
Your Club Today
ArSenAl P 7 W 5 D 0 L 2 PtS 15 tomas Rosicky has admitted he is in the dark about his future as he approaches the end of his contract next summer. the injury-prone Czech midfielder has only had preliminary discussions about a new deal, and said: "It...
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