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Articles from June 1, 2009

'228 Killed' as Jet Plunges into Sea; Britons Feared on Board Paris Flight Air Search for Bodies in the Atlantic
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Peter Allen in Paris A PASSENGER jet with 228 people on board crashed into the Atlantic 200 miles from land today after a suspected lightning strike at 35,000 feet. Air France Flight 447 was four hours into its journey...
'228 Killed' as Jet Plunges into Sea; Britons Feared on Board Paris Flight; Air Search for Bodies in the Atlantic
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Peter Allen in Paris AN Air France passenger jet with 228 people on board went down in the Atlantic today after a suspected lightning strike at 35,000ft. Flight AF 447 was four hours into its journey from Rio de Janeiro...
Abbas's So-So Fan Tutte; Opera
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON COSI FAN TUTTE Coliseum, WC2 *** THE cult Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami would in normal circumstances have accompanied his Cosi fan tutte to London. But, as widely reported, he lost patience with the UK immigration...
Ancelotti and His Tangled Love Life Heading to Stamford Bridge
Byline: Nick Pisa in Rome and Robert Mendick WHEN Chelsea's new manager arrives at Stamford Bridge next season, the talk won't just be about the players he brings in. Inevitably attention will also turn to the women accompanying Carlo Ancelotti...
'Aunty' to Female Tamil Tigers Runs London Protests from New Malden
Byline: Amar Singh A TAMIL terror chief who allegedly handed cyanide pills to child soldiers is living in a London suburb, the Standard can reveal. Sri Lankan intelligence officials believe Adele Balasingham, 59, is one of the most senior figures...
Boy Killed by 'Silent' Police Car in Chase
Byline: Neil Millard A 16-YEAR-OLD cyclist has been knocked down and killed by a police car answering an emergency call. Khaleel Khan was struck as he made his way across a pedestrian crossing in East Ham early on Saturday. Although the police...
Breathe Deeply - Then Reach for the Drugs
Byline: Sam Leith HAH! Take that, hippies!" Such will have been the reaction of many to the news of a Swedish study seeming to refute the claims of "natural childbirth" advocates that breathing alone can control pain. It would have been my reaction,...
Brown Backs His 'Good Friend' Darling over Pressure to Quit; Chancellor Looks Isolated as Major Cabinet Reshuffle Is PM's Only Way Forward
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor GORDON BROWN rallied to defend Alistair Darling today as the Chancellor faced mounting pressure to resign. In an unusually strong defence, the Prime Minister said he trusted his long-time ally and had been...
Brown Fights Back with Code of Conduct
AS THURSDAY'S European and local elections approach, the Prime Minister has proposed a legally binding "code of conduct" for MPs in response to the expenses scandal. Rejecting David Cameron's proposal for powers of recall for errant MPs, as well as...
BUGGY ON BOARD; Laura Bailey Has Just Helped Launch the Taga - a Bike That Converts in Seconds into a Pushchair. Deborah Collcutt Took the New Must-Have for Yummy Mummies for a Spin
Byline: Deborah Collcutt YOU own the most desirable brand of pushchair and transport the kids around in one of those fearsomely expensive, wacky-coloured children's trailers -- all of which makes you the epitome of yummy-mummy cool, right? Wrong!...
CHELSEA STEP UP BIDS FOR RIBERY AND VILLA; BLUES MOVE FOR STARS AS THEY WAIT FOR ANCELOTTI; Blues' Big Targets
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent DAVID VILLA and Franck Ribery are being lined-up by Chelsea to be Carlo Ancelotti's first signings when the Italian takes charge at Stamford Bridge. It now only seems a matter of time before Ancelotti...
Chinese Cheer for Miners
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP HOPES of an imminent recovery in the world's third-biggest economy have breathed fresh life into commodity prices. China reckons it has begun to see the first green shoots of economic recovery, and that was...
Chinese Cheer for Miners
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP HOPES of an imminent recovery in the world's third-biggest economy have breathed fresh life into commodities. China reckons it has begun to see the first green shoots of economic recovery, and that was enough...
Chrysler Goes Bankrupt as GM Waits in the Wings
Byline: Robert Lea AMERICAN car and jeep giant Chrysler formally went bankrupt today as part of a Washington rescue plan which it is hoped will be a template to save General Motors. With GM set to file for bankruptcy protection today, thousands...
Cup Win Makes Guus an Even Tougher Act to Follow; with Temporary Boss Hiddink Departing on a Wave of Wembley Euphoria, New Boss Ancelotti Will Have to Work Hard to Prove Himself Worthy
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA'S claiming of the FA Cup at the weekend may have just made Carlo Ancelotti's task to win over the hearts and minds of the Blues faithful much harder. Guus Hiddink has been in charge for just three-and-a-half months,...
Danny la Rue, Comic in a Frock, Dies of Cancer
Byline: Rashid Razaq VETERAN entertainer Danny La Rue has died at home. The 81-year-old was suffering from cancer and died in his sleep. Known for his drag act, La Rue started out in Soho nightclubs before becoming a household name on television...
Darling's Career Is Tottering as He Pays Back Expenses; Chancellor Set to Be Reshuffle Victim as Prime Minister Refers to Him in Past Tense
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor ALISTAIR DARLING was today forced to repay hundreds of pounds of expenses, damaging his hopes of clinging on as Chancellor. In an embarrassing U-turn, he announced he would be paying back about [pounds sterling]660...
Economic Stats Are All the Rage, and That Figures
Byline: Johnny Reed LETTER FROM SHANGHAI THERE can't be many things as boring as economic statistics. Mention GDP or PPI to your neighbour at dinner and you find yourself talking to a pair of shoulder blades. It's all small numbers about large subjects....
Eminem - the Bad Angel Who Produces Great Art
Byline: John Sutherland THERE'S a pleasing irony in Eminem emerging from his Detroit stockade with a No 1 album, Relapse, the same week that the US's biggest motor manufacturer collapses. What's bad for GM is good for rap. When he invented Motown,...
Esther Faces Challenge on Her Expenses; Londoner's Diary
BAD NEWS for Esther Rantzen who said on Any Questions that she might stand as an independent parliamentary candidate in Luton South or in Totnes, Devon in protest against MPs and their outrageous expenses. Former Private Eye editor Richard Ingrams,...
Fans on the Web
I think most Chelsea fans are very concerned for a number of reasons. His English is very limited which is a major issue. Yes, he won two Champions Leagues at Milan but only one league title and their form for the last two years has been rubbish. He...
Former MI6 Chief: Big Brother Society Is Eroding Our Liberties
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor THE one-time head of MI6 says he worries about the "loss of liberties" in Britain in a powerful warning about the growth of a surveillance society. Sir Richard Dearlove, who led the Secret Intelligence...
General Motors Collapses into $90Bn Bankruptcy
Byline: Robert Lea GENERAL Motors today formally collapsed in the world's biggest industrial bankruptcy. The giant US carmaker behind such brands as the Cadillac, Buick and Hummer, filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors as part of...
GM Goes Bankrupt but Pledges Revival in Months
Byline: Robert Lea GENERAL MOTORS became the world's biggest-ever industrial bankruptcy today but pledged to rise from the ashes by the end of the summer. The giant US carmaker behind such brands as Cadillac, Buick and Hummer today filed for...
Has HBOS Learned Not to Throw Good Money after Bad Again?
LAST year, I wrote about the crazy few years we'd just been through, and how the banks lent money with apparent reckless abandon. I drew attention to the Reading branch of HBOS. In 2007, its manager left. His speciality was dealing with "high-risk"...
Hip-Hop Gets Back to Its Lonely Urban Roots
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE BRUNO BELTRAO/H3 Sadler's Wells, EC1 ALMOST as soon as hip-hop appeared on the streets of New York, it found its way into theatres. The ingenuity of its steps and skill of its dancers made it triple-A entertainment,...
How You Can Train to Become a Paramedic
PARAMEDICS are the senior ambulance service healthcare professionals at an accident or a medical emergency. Working on their own or with an emergency care assistant or ambulance technician, they assess the patient's condition and then give treatment....
If Carlo Settles, Then He Will Win Everything at Stamford Bridge
Byline: Franco Ordine AC Milan Correspondent for Il Giornale CARLO ANCELOTTI'S time at Chelsea will be shaped by his first few months at the club. It depends very much on how Chelsea start next season and how he gets on with the players but if this...
I'll Lead the Lions without Any Fear, Insists O'Driscoll; Standby Captain Has No Mental Scars about the Last Tour despite Worries over His Shoulder Again. by Chris Jones in Johannesburg
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN O'DRISCOLL was today handed the opportunity to erase the painful memory of his last game as Lions captain when he was given the armband for the clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Wednesday. O'Driscoll...
I'll Lead the Lions without Any Fear, Insists O'Driscoll; Standby Captain Has No Mental Scars about the Last Tour despite Worries over His Shoulder Again. by Chris Jones in Johannesburg
Byline: Chris Jones BRIAN O'DRISCOLL was today handed the opportunity to erase the painful memory of his last game as Lions captain when he was given the armband for the clash against the Golden Lions here on Wednesday. O'Driscoll was captain...
I'm Still Feeling the Aftershocks from Rafa's Seismic Loss
Byline: Matthew Norman Not for 20 years has individual sport known a shock as seismic as Rafael Nadal's French Open defeat and the primary emotion -- for me, as for Roger Federer and Andy Murray -- was relief. The last time the Richter scale measured...
I'm Targeting Ponting ... He's the One We Want to Send Packing; Now the Undisputed Leader of His Team's Attack, the Young Bowler Has Got the Australian Captain Firmly in His Sights
Byline: Chris Blackhurst THE BIG INTERVIEW JIMMY ANDERSON IT'S a glorious, sunny morning in Hale. On days like this you can see why this part of rural Cheshire, to the south of Manchester, is such a magnet for the footballers, pop and TV stars,...
I'm Targeting Ponting ... He's the One We Want to Send Packing; THE BIG INTERVIEW JIMMY ANDERSON; Now the Undisputed Leader of His Team's Attack, the Young Bowler Has Got the Australian Captain Firmly in His Sights
Byline: Chris Blackhurst IT'S a glorious, sunny morning in Hale. On days like this you can see why this part of rural Cheshire, to the south of Manchester, is such a magnet for the footballers, pop and TV stars, models and rich entrepreneurs of...
In-Form Murray Must Make Chance Count
Byline: James Olley Sports Correspondent, in Paris ANDY MURRAY'S task at the French Open looks palpably easier now but it is up to the Scot to make Rafael Nadal's shock defeat relevant by beating Fernando Gonzalez in tomorrow's quarter-final. ...
ITALIAN AGREES [Pounds Sterling]19m DEAL AND VOWS TO WIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE; ANCELOTTI IS NEW CHELSEA BOSS; Blues Move for Villa and Ribery as New Era at Bridge Gets Underway
Byline: David Smith and Simon Johnson CARLO ANCELOTTI was today confirmed as Chelsea's new manager, and the Italian immediately revealed his principle aim is to realise "the dream" of bringing the Champions League title to Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti,...
ITV Chiefs Face Inquiry over Boyle Breakdown
Byline: Amar Singh THE producers of Britain's Got Talent were facing an inquiry today over their treatment of finalist Susan Boyle. The Scottish singer was admitted to the Priory clinic last night after suffering an emotional breakdown. Boyle,...
Judge in 'Chilli Hot' Affair Gets [Pounds Sterling]300,000 Pay to Stay at Home
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor AN immigration judge who had a "chilli hot" affair with his Brazilian cleaner has been paid nearly [pounds sterling]300,000 by the taxpayer despite not working for two and a half years. Mohammed Ilyas...
JUDGE'S [Pounds Sterling]300,000 PAY TO STAY HOME; OFF WORK FOR 30 MONTHS SINCE 'CHILLI HOT' AFFAIR; URGENT REVIEW OF COST PROMPTED BY STANDARD'S REPORT; 'Chilli' Judge on Full Pay for Two Years of Sick Leave
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor AN IMMIGRATION judge who had a "chilli hot" affair with his Brazilian cleaner has been paid nearly [pounds sterling]300,000 by the taxpayer despite not working for two and a half years. Mohammed Ilyas...
JUMP-START YOUR CAREER; to Get Back on Your Feet When You've Lost Your Job, You Need to 'Retool'. Philip Delves Broughton Explains How, While Gideon Spanier Looks at the Rise of the New Entrepreneurs; SHOW LEADERSHIP, ACQUIRE EXPERTISE
Byline: Philip Delves Broughton and Gideon Spanier GREG COLLETT was a director at Deutsche Bank in New York until June last year, when he succumbed to a long-standing itch to try something else. He had read every book he could find about changing...
Just One in Five Tube Sex Offenders Is Caught
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield TRANSPORT police are only tracking down one in five sex offenders who strike on the London Underground, figures show today. There were 338 sex crimes on the network in 2008/09, according to British Transport Police figures...
Long, Profitable Life of Vaccines Means Its Not Just the Ill Clamouring for Them
Byline: Lucy Tobin ANALYSIS ADIRTY-BROWN brick building close to Northern Line station Mill Hill East is an unlikely place to find the saviour of the pharmaceuticals industry. But there, in a "highcontainment" laboratory in one of only four World...
Making a Splash - the Lilo Generation
Byline: Gideon Spanier FORGET worrying about if or when the green shoots will emerge. Now, in the midst of the worst recession in 70 years, just might be the best time to launch a new business. The internet and digital revolution offers the most...
Meet Chris, the Man Who's Perfectly Qualified to Help the Capital's Poorest Children Win a Better Life; Ex-Football Manager Who Heads Mayor's Fund Tells of Homelessness, Bankruptcy and Job Failure
Byline: Katharine Barney City Hall Correspondent THE extraordinary life story of the man Boris Johnson gave the job of helping children out of poverty is told by the Standard today. Chris Robinson, chief executive of the Mayor's Fund for London,...
Mr Darling's Cheque Embarrasses the PM
AS THURSDAY'S European and local elections approach, the damage done to the Government by the MPs' expenses row continues. The Prime Minister has proposed a legally binding "code of conduct" for MPs -- but that has been overshadowed by the latest revelations...
Mr Darling's Cheque Embarrasses the PM
AS THURSDAY'S European and local elections approach, the damage done to the Government by the MPs' expenses row continues. The Prime Minister has proposed a legally binding "code of conduct" for MPs -- but that has been overshadowed by the latest revelations...
Murder Hunt Tycoon 'Acted in Self-Defence'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa THE tycoon wanted over the murder of his millionaire girlfriend was attacked by her on the night she died, a friend claimed today. Ian Griffin apparently said he was assaulted by Kinga Legg shortly before she was found...
Murder-Hunt Tycoon 'Acted in Self-Defence'; Kinga Came at Me with Lipstick Stun Gun, Suspect Tells Ex-Girlfriend
Byline: Kiran Randhawa THE tycoon wanted over the murder of his millionaire girlfriend was attacked by her on the night she died, a friend claimed today. Ian Griffin said he was assaulted by Kinga Legg shortly before she was found battered to...
Nestle Staff Walk and Talk to Be World's Fittest Firm
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter "WALKING meetings" and water have replaced boardroom discussions and after-work drinks at one of London's biggest firms. More than 600 desk-bound Nestle workers have been ordered to walk miles around their office...
Nightclub Row Man Dies after Being Hit by Car
Byline: Danny Brierley A FATHER of three died after being hit by a car which followed his taxi home after a row outside a nightclub. Garry Frater, 32, and his friends had returned to Edgware from a night out in Watford when he was run down. ...
Now Williamson 'Comes Home' to Fashion Week
Byline: Karen Dacre MATTHEW WILLIAMSON is returning to London Fashion Week in September. The British designer promised to "come home", a move which will delight fans at the show's 25th anniversary. The event's organisers lured Burberry back...
Obama Condemns Church Murder of Abortion Doctor
Byline: Ed Harris BARACK OBAMA today condemned the murder of one of America's most controversial abortion doctors. Dr George Tiller, one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions after decades of protests and attacks, was shot and...
Obama Condemns Murder in Church of Abortion Doctor
Byline: Ed Harris BARACK OBAMA today condemned the murder of one of America's most controversial abortion doctors. Dr George Tiller, one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions after decades of protests and attacks, was shot and...
Onwards and Upwards: Diversity Get Their First Gig
Byline: Peter Dominiczak THE shock winners of Britain's Got Talent have been lined up to perform in front of thousands of people at a major London festival this summer. Dance group Diversity are set to play the Wireless Festival alongside tsuperstar...
Opening High Literally Took My Breath Away
Byline: Simon Shaw on his third Lions tour NOW I really know what playing at altitude is all about. Having previously visited South Africa with the Lions and England, I had experienced matches this high above sea level without feeling this affected...
Piers: Susan Boyle Was in a State with No Sleep for a Week; SCOTTISH SINGER IS TREATED AT PRIORY CLINIC AFTER PRESSURE TAKES ITS TOLL
Byline: Amar Singh and Justin Davenport BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Susan Boyle had stopped sleeping and eating properly for more than a week as she struggled to cope with the pressure of being on the show, it was revealed today. Piers Morgan,...
Powell Boost for the Lacklustre Lions
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent, in Johannesburg ANDY POWELL is expected to be named in the Lions squad to take on the Golden Lions on Wednesday, just days after fearing his tour was over before it had started. The Welsh No8 was sent...
Privatise Britain's Leading Five Universities, Says Imperial Head
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent BRITAIN'S best universities should be privatised to form an elite US-style Ivy League, a leading higher-education figure said today. Sir Roy Anderson, the head of Imperial College London, warned that Britain's...
Privatise Britain's Top Five Universities, Urges Imperial Head
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent BRITAIN'S leading universities should be privatised to form an elite US-style Ivy League, one of the country's most senior university figures said today. Sir Roy Anderson, the head of Imperial College...
Privatise Top Five UK Universities to Form Ivy League, Says Imperial Head
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent BRITAIN'S best universities should be privatised to form an elite US-style Ivy League, a leading higher-education figure said today. Sir Roy Anderson, head of Imperial College London, warned that Britain's...
Public Debt, Not the Recession, Will Sink Us; A Former Chancellor Argues That the Prime Minister Must Tackle Public Finances in the Same Way Mrs Thatcher Did in the Eighties
Byline: Nigel Lawson IT IS not just British politics that appear to be in meltdown, in the furnace of MPs' expenses. The British economy is in a mess as well. And we suffer not from one disaster but two. The first is the hardship of a severe recession;...
Racing Legend Vincent O'Brien Dies Aged 92
Byline: Simon Milham LEGENDARY Irish trainer Vincent O'Brien, who dominated Flat racing in the late 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 92. O'Brien trained three Grand National winners and his star chaser Cottage Rake won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three...
Raped Incest Victim Elisabeth Fritzl 'Falls for Her Bodyguard'
Byline: Allan Hall in Berlin AN Austrian newspaper has reported that incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl has fallen in love with her bodyguard and is sharing a home with him. Two months after attending court to see her rapist father Josef jailed for...
Raped Incest Victim Elisabeth Fritzl 'Has Found a Boyfriend'
Byline: Allan Hall in Berlin AN Austrian newspaper has reported that incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl has fallen in love with her bodyguard and is sharing a home with him. Two months after attending court to see her rapist father Josef jailed for...
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Recovery Hopes Lift Miners; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Mickey Clark HOPES of an imminent recovery in the world's third-biggest economy have breathed fresh life into commodity prices today. China reckons it has begun to see the first green shoots of economic recovery, and that was enough to...
Relief for Federer as He Stages Great Escape
Byline: James Olley Sports Correspondent, in Paris ROGER FEDERER battled back from the brink of defeat today to reach the French Open quarter-finals and stay on course for a record-equalling 14th Grand Slam title. Just 24 hours after four-time...
Saudi Royals' [Pounds Sterling]50m Belgravia 'Super-Home' Gets Green Light; Three Houses Linked to Create 50-Room Palace for Prince with Limo Garages, Gym and Pool
Byline: Mark Blunden SAUDI royals are planning a hi-tech "super-home" worth up to [pounds sterling]50 million by knocking together three houses in Belgravia. The 20-bedroom project includes digging to build two storeys underground to create an...
Saudi Royals Win Approval for [Pounds Sterling]50m 'Super-Home' in Belgravia; Three Houses Are Linked to Create 50-Room Palace for Prince with Limo Garages, Gym and Indoor Pool
Byline: Mark Blunden SAUDI royals are planning a hi-tech "super-home" worth up to [pounds sterling]50 million by knocking together three houses in Belgravia. The 20-bedroom project includes digging to build two storeys underground to create an...
Setting 999's Wheels in Motion; Are You a Biker Wanting to Make a Difference? Then Join the Motorcycling Paramedics on the Road Helping London Patients
Byline: Sarah Richardson LONDON Ambulance Service paramedics have taken delivery of 12 new motorcycles on which to respond to patients in the capital. The new bikes will be used to answer 999 ambulance calls in central and east London, areas...
SEX, PSYCHOLOGY AND EVOLUTION; A New Book States That Ferocious Marketing Is Distorting Our Natural Human Impulses. David Sexton Finds the Argument Convincing
Byline: David Sexton EVOLUTIONARY psychology is the provisional wing of Darwinism. It's a new and controversial discipline, and while to its growing number of adherents it is providing some telling insights into why we do what we do, some critics...
Show Faces Probe over Susan's Breakdown; Britain's Got Talent Star Had No Sleep for Days
Byline: Amar Singh THE producers of Britain's Got Talent were facing an inquiry today over their treatment of finalist Susan Boyle. The Scottish singer was admitted to the Priory clinic last night after suffering an emotional breakdown. Boyle,...
'Silent' Police Car in Chase Kills Boy, 16, on Crossing
Byline: Neil Millard A 16-YEAR-OLD cyclist was knocked down and killed by a police car answering an emergency call. Khaleel Khan was struck on a pedestrian crossing in East Ham early on Saturday. Although the police car had its blue lights on,...
Spring House Price Rise Leads Experts to Say Worst Is Over
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor A SPRING bounce in the property market has pushed the average London house price back over the [pounds sterling]300,000 mark. A 1.4 per cent rise in April spurred the average price for a home to...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 You've not exactly been secretive about certain plans, even though your feelings are passionate. However, you haven't dared hope you could achieve them without a miracle. Now that miracle...
Still Feeling the Aftershocks of Rafa Destruction; World No1's Defeat as He Chased a Fifth French Open Title Measures the Same on the Richter Scale as Mike Tyson's Loss to 'Buster' Douglas
Byline: Matthew Norman NOT for 20 years has individual sport known a shock as seismic as Rafael Nadal's French Open defeat and the primary emotion -- for me, as for Roger Federer and Andy Murray -- was relief. The last time the Richter scale measured...
Student Who Threw Shoe at Chinese PM 'Went Too Far'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A GERMAN student went beyond "lawful" protest when he threw a shoe towards Chinese prime minister Wen Jiaboa during a lecture at Cambridge University, a court heard today. Martin Jahnke, 27, a pathology...
Thanks for My Life Says Woman in Bus Horror
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter A WOMAN who was crushed under a double-deck bus in Oxford Street tonight praises the paramedics who saved her life. Luella Hanbury took the full weight of the 12-tonne bus on her chest for 25 minutes after being...
THE MODERNIST; Former Bad Boy Oscar Humphries Has Found a New Love: High-End Collectable Furniture
Byline: Alison Roberts OSCAR Humphries and I are sitting on wooden chairs that look, to my utterly untutored eye, like the battered, stackable things you would find in a school assembly hall. Next to us sits a rather dirty, slightly wonky, modular...
THE OFFICE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS; It's Horrible for Them and It's Horrible for You - Much Better to Return to the Days of Stick Minus Carrot
Byline: Alain de Botton FOR MOST of human history, there was only one thing you needed to motivate your workforce: a whip. So long as workers merely had to heave stones from a quarry, they could be struck hard and often, with impunity and benefit....
The World's Most Wanted Are on the Run in London
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent AT least four of the world's most wanted fugitives are on the run in London, it was revealed today. Crimestoppers and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency issued their names and pictures in a public...
Thirty Years - at a Stretch
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD THEATRE WALLENSTEIN Minerva, Chichester WE must, it seems, be grateful for small mercies. A recent German production of this rarely performed Schiller drama ran to an eye-watering 10 hours, so at least Chichester is...
Tom's Passion; as Arcadia Is Revived in the West End and His Translation of the Cherry Orchard Opens at the Old Vic, the Playwright Lets Down His Guard
Byline: Nick Curtis ISEEM," says Tom Stoppard, "to be failing in my intention to be as boring as I possibly can be for selfprotection." It's true. During our conversation the normally cautious and circumspect 71-year-old playwright has railed against...
Top Tory Claimed [Pounds Sterling]17,000 for Gardening at Kent Home
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor FORMER Tory leader Michael Howard became the latest Conservative to come under fire over their country homes today as it emerged the taxpayer paid for [pounds sterling]17,000 of his gardening work. Mr...
Vital We Stop the Oil Speculators Harming Recovery
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT IT is time we started paying attention to the oil price. When the banking crisis bit last year and it became obvious the global economy was going to be hit, oil plummeted. From its peak of $147 a little over a...
Waste of Time? Now Twitter Helps You Catch the Right Train
Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Correspondent THOUSANDS of London commuters could soon be relying on Twitter to make sure they do not miss their train. A service starting today can automatically update people when their train is delayed by using...
Wembley Win Means Carlo Will Have a Hard Time Following Guus; with Hiddink Departing on a Wave of Wembley Euphoria, New Boss Ancelotti Will Have to Work Hard to Prove Himself. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA'S claiming of the FA Cup at the weekend has made Carlo Ancelotti's task to win over the hearts and minds of the Blues faithful just that little bit harder. Guus Hiddink has been in charge for just three-and-a-half...
We Need More School Places
CAMDEN is absent from your table listing the percentage of children not offered a place at any of their chosen primary schools this autumn. In fact, the borough-wide figure is 12.7 per cent, making Camden one of the worst authorities in the school...
We're Not Doomed but There's More Trouble on the Way
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor WHEN I reviewed Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money last year, I said it was a pity he had been caught out by events, that he'd had little time to cover the banking collapses and credit crunch. "The second edition...
Why Slow-Burner Ancelotti Is Roman's New General; the Italian Has a Reputation for Safety-First Football but His Record in Europe Has Won over Blues Owner, Who Is Desperate for the Continent's Top Prize. by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson ROMAN ABRAMOVICH spent 12 months trying to get Carlo Ancelotti to agree to come to Chelsea and the billionaire will now expect six years of frustration in the Champions League to come to an end. There have been several near...
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World's Most Wanted Are on the Run in London
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent AT least four of the world's most wanted fugitives are on the run in London, it was revealed today. Crimestoppers and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency issued their names and pictures in a public...