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Articles from October 28, 2009

A Couple of Issues for Lloyds
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT Daniels was surely a willing partner rather than a reluctant debutante. The deal when done not only destroyed the bank but pulled the rug out from under its most loyal shareholders who held Lloyds' shares precisely...
A Couple of Issues for Lloyds; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton THOUGH Lloyds' massive capital raising now seems inevitable there still seem to be two bits of unfinished business. The first surely is the fate of the bank's chief executive Eric Daniels. There is a strong current of thinking...
ALL CHANGE AT KING'S CROSS; King's Cross Central Is Open for Business, with World-Class Architecture, the Best Transport Hub in Europe and 67 Acres of New Homes -- 834 of Them Affordably Priced. What's Not to Love about That, Asks David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles THE door is open. From this week, Londoners will be able to buy into the best transport links in London at King's Cross Central. The first residential buildings at the 67-acre site have been unveiled -- 284 homes for shared...
Banks under Pressure as EU Forces ING Sale
Byline: Mickey Clark MARKET ROUND-UP THERE was no let-up for the banks this morning as they came under fresh selling pressure in the wake of the EU's insistence that the Dutch state-aided bank ING must be split in two. There are now real fears...
Barely a Pause for Breath as Morrissey Charms in Brief Gig; REVIEW
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD "FASTEN your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride," chuckled Morrissey at the start of last night's show. At that point the hope was that the ride wouldn't prove as bumpy as his previous gig in Swindon on Saturday,...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork BARGAIN OF THE WEEK WORKTOPS WITH SNOW-WHITE CHARM GET 10 per cent off all granite and quartz worktops at FEET. This snowwhite quartz (right) is new and in stock, and costs only [pounds sterling]331.81 plus VAT per length (2750mm...
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NEW MUSEUM; the Grand Old Ashmolean Reopens Next Week after a Modern Multicultural Makeover Driven by a Sane and Sensitive Design
Byline: Rowan Moore Architecture critic THE Ashmolean in Oxford has always been the rhubarband-custard of museums. It is what museums were like long ago, when things were simpler and you could count the number of TV channels on three fingers, when...
Better Down's Screening Will Aid Older Mums-to-Be; Vital Signs
Byline: Dr Christian Jessen IWROTE a while ago about the rise in older women having babies, in response to Britain's oldest mother, Elizabeth Adeney, having IVF aged 67. Now a new report has been released detailing how these rising numbers of older...
BNP Can Come Back on Question Time Every Year, Says BBC Boss
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor THE BNP is entitled to be invited back onto Question Time once a year on the basis of the public support it is getting, the BBC's director-general said today. Mark Thompson also suggested that Radio...
Breaking the Pain Barrier Could Leave Rugby Broken; Fears for Future of Game after Spate of Injuries Decimates England's Squad for Autumn Tests. Chris Jones Reports
Byline: Chris Jones THE Jonny Wilkinson Syndrome, which used to afflict just one unfortunate player, has now hit the England rugby squad to such an extent the whole nature of the professional game is being called into question. Ironically, Wilkinson,...
Breaking the Pain Barrier Could Leave Rugby Broken; Fears for Future of Game after Spate of Injuries Decimates England's Squad for Autumn Tests. Chris Jones Reports
THE Jonny Wilkinson Syndrome, which used to afflict just one unfortunate player, has now hit the England rugby squad to such an extent the whole nature of the professional game is being called into question. Ironically, Wilkinson, whose injuryravaged...
Croc Au Vin Please, and Make It Snappy; Standard Tries London's Latest Exotic Menu
Byline: Ed Harris LOOKING for a dish with a bit of, well, bite? This could be just the thing. London restaurant-goers are used to having their palates challenged -- offal, ostrich, kangaroo and reindeer have all appeared on menus in the capital...
Curious Half-Baked Clips Do Little to Resurrect King of Pop; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH THIS IS IT was to be the title of Michael Jackson's record-breaking 50-night residency at the O2. It is now the name of a largely panned single, a poor-value hits CD and a film compiled from 100 hours of rehearsal footage...
Curious Half-Baked Clips Do Little to Resurrect King of Pop; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SMYTH THIS IS IT was to be the title of Michael Jackson's record-breaking 50-night residency at the O2. It is now the name of a largely panned single, a poor-value hits CD and a film compiled from 100 hours of rehearsal footage...
Design News
Byline: Katie Law CRACKING IDEAS FOR GIFTS SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Ideas for presents at this year's fair (4 to 8 November, Kensington Olympia), include a revolutionary nutcracker (left) from Drosselmeyer ([pounds sterling]20). The organisers have...
Eating Veggie Burgers Won't Save the Planet
Byline: Alastair McKay IN THE run-up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen there will be many apocalyptic warnings about how we must alter our behaviour to avert disaster. But the call yesterday by Lord Stern of Brentford, summarised by...
Faith Schools Could Be Outlawed after Jewish Test Case, Says Balls
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent FAITH schools could be stripped of the right to select pupils on the basis of their religion, the Standard has learned. The Government fears that a landmark court case means 100 state and private Jewish...
Fire Brigade: Being Trapped in a Lift Is Not an Emergency
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger LONDON Fire Brigade chiefs have been strongly criticised over plans to stop automatically rescuing people trapped in lifts. Unions attacked the organisation for the change in policy, claiming it was potentially...
Forgotten Man Sturridge Eager to Remind Ancelotti of His Goal-Scoring Potential
Byline: Simon Johnson THE Carling Cup may be at the bottom of Chelsea's list of priorities but for striker Daniel Sturridge it could offer him the best chance to make sure his move to Stamford Bridge is a success. He is finally going to make...
FROM GEEKY TEEN TO BEAUTY QUEEN; What's the Best Way for Teenage Girls to Learn about Looking Good? Alice Hart-Davis Has the Answer
Byline: Alice Hart-Davis IT WAS when my daughter Molly began asking me, persistently, whether she could shave her legs that I realised it had begun. Sooner or later, every girl reaches an age where she starts asking questions about her skin,...
Giant Centrica Deal Gives Hope to Future Funding of Green Energy
Byline: Lucy Tobin CENTRICA today pulled off the world's biggest wind-power refinancing deal in a joint venture between private equity and banks that is set to become a model for the industry. The [pounds sterling]460-million package enabled...
Glaxo Cashes in on Swine Flu Jab Rush
Byline: Lucy Tobin GLAXOSMITHKLINE, the drug company producing the bulk of Britain's swine flu vaccine, today said third-quarter pre-tax profit soared 23% to [pounds sterling]1.91 billion as the firm cashed in from a boost in emerging markets and...
Gun Patrols Could Have Stopped My Son from Being Shot
Byline: Neil Millard and Justin Davenport THE mother of a 15-year-old boy critically injured in a gangland shooting in north London claimed today that it could have been avoided if armed police had been patrolling the streets. Jheni Barker, 47,...
Gun Patrols Could Have Stopped My Son from Being Shot
Byline: Neil Millard and Justin Davenport THE mother of a 15-year-old boy critically injured in a gangland shooting in north London claimed today that it could have been avoided if armed police had been patrolling the streets. Jheni Barker, 47,...
Heurelho Comes out All Guns Blazing; Keeper in Bullish Mood Ahead of Arsenal Clash after Another Assured Display Helps Spurs March on, Reports Tom Collomosse
TOTTENHAM 2 EVERTON 0 IN a display brimming with attacking talent and invention, the most encouraging aspect of Tottenham's confident performance against Everton was the excellent form of their goalkeeper. As Harry Redknapp prepared his relegation-threatened...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Compton Miller NAOMIE: BEVERLY HILLS OR FINSBURY PARK? TOUGH ONE NAOMIE Harris, TV's hottest new star with two drama series, Small Island and Blood and Oil, about to launch, faces that eternal actress's property dilemma: "Shall I stay in...
How Much Pain Can the Guardian Take? MEDIA ANALYSIS
Byline: Gideon Spanier AN AIR of trepidation is hanging over The Guardian's new offices in Kings Place. Britain's leading quality Left-wing newspaper and its Sunday title The Observer are losing around [pounds sterling]100,000 a day -- or around...
H&p Origin Winners Look to the Future
Byline: Corinne Julius WITH top-class design festivals, art shows and craft exhibitions no one can doubt that London has become the visual arts capital of the world. Homes & Property marked that creativity in contemporary applied arts in its...
Hutchings Has City on the Edge as He Plots His Comeback; PROFILE Never One to Go Quietly, the Former Lupus Capital Chief Wants to Clear out the Bosses and Reinstate Himself
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor WHEN I last interviewed Greg Hutchings it was March 2007. The headline then made reference to him making a comeback. Hutchings was the former head of Tomkins, who built up a [pounds sterling]6 million business...
I Can't Work with 'Mr Flash' Says Merkel as Blair Bids for Presidency
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor TONY BLAIR has been dubbed "Mr Flash" by the Germans, putting his hopes of becoming Europe's president in fresh doubt. German diplomats have confirmed that Angela Merkel is increasingly doubtful about giving...
I'm a Murophobic ... Get Me out of Here; 'Phobia Store' Is Aiming to Cure Our Worst Fears
Byline: Tim Stewart A NEW I'm A Celebrity-style attraction that challenges visitors to conquer their fear of creepy crawlies and other phobias has been launched ahead of Halloween. Anyone scared of spiders will be encouraged to handle an eight-inch...
It Isn't Much but What's If For?
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS I live in freehold property. QLast week I received a letter out of the blue from a company saying that it holds a "rent charge" over my home and that I have to make an annual payment. It...
It's Last Orders for Barbara, Queen of the Vic; ENDER OF AN ERA WINDSOR TO QUIT BBC SOAP AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH REAL HUSBAND
Byline: Amar Singh IT was the career-defining role that transformed Barbara Windsor from the busty glamour girl of the Carry On films to the matriarch of the Queen Vic. But today, after more than 15 years playing Peggy Mitchell, the actress called...
It's Wrong to Blame Baby P Doctor, Says His Daughter
Byline: Anna Davis Health Reporter THE daughter of the GP who is being investigated over the death of Baby P has spoken out for the first time in defence of her father. Ifeoma Ikwueke, 26, said her "kind and gentle" father Jerome is an easy target...
Jacko Fans' Final Thriller; Crowds Swarm to Simultaneous Film Showings around World
Byline: Jerry Watson in Los Angeles IT WAS as close as they were going to get to the real thing. Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans joined four of his brothers and other celebrities last night for the Los Angeles premiere of This Is It -- the film...
Jacko Fans' Final Thriller; Crowds Swarm to Simultaneous Film Showings around World
Byline: Jerry Watson in Los Angeles IT WAS as close as they were going to get to the real thing. Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans joined four of his brothers and other celebrities last night for the Los Angeles premiere of This Is It -- the film...
'Lamentable' Failures Led to Nimrod Tragedy
Byline: Ross Lydall MILITARY chiefs were today blamed for a mid-air explosion on a Nimrod spy plane that caused the biggest single loss of life of British forces since the Falklands war. A report presented to Parliament today said a safety review...
Lewd X Factor Fans Upset Neighbours; Rich Residents Protest at Noise and 'Flashers'
Byline: Ellen Widdup WEALTHY neighbours are demanding X Factor contestants be moved out of their [pounds sterling]6 million house to protect the area from rubbish, graffiti and fans' lewd behaviour. Police have received complaints from residents...
Mother Mourns Facebook Girl Who 'Lit Up Lives'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa THE mother of a teenage girl who was killed after she arranged to meet a man on Facebook told today of the "hurt and devastation" her death has caused. Andrea Hall said her daughter Ashleigh was "loving, honest, caring...
MPs Rage at Cuts That Will Leave Them 'Commuting in Middle of the Night'
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor LONDON and South-East MPs reacted furiously today to leaked news that their expenses are to be slashed to ribbons. At least 48 MPs in the capital will have a [pounds sterling]3,250 salary cut at a stroke because...
MPs SQUEAL OVER LOSING THEIR PERKS; PAYOFFS SLASHED FROM [Pounds sterling]60K TO [Pounds sterling]10K FIRST-CLASS TRIPS ON THE HIT LIST
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor MPs of all parties were in uproar this evening as they saw their expenses being cut to ribbons. The [pounds sterling]60,000 payoffs for outgoing MPs is to be reduced to [pounds sterling]10,000. Second home...
Northern Rock Sale 'Delayed' as Buyers Wait for General Election
Byline: Hugo Duncan GOVERNMENT hopes of selling Northern Rock before the general election looked doomed today amid signs potential bidders will wait until after polling day. The European Commission approved plans to split the nationalised lender...
PIRATES' THREAT TO KILL BRITONS; COUPLE HELD ON YACHT FACE DEATH IF NAVY SHIPS TRY TO RESCUE THEM; Pirates Tell Family of Kidnap Couple: 'Pay What We Ask'
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Gerard Couzens PIRATES holding Britons Paul and Rachel Chandler today threatened to kill them if any rescue attempt was made. EU naval forces tracking a yacht in the Indian Ocean thought to belong to the couple...
PIRATES' THREAT TO KILL BRITONS; YACHT COUPLE CAUGHT IN STAND-OFF BETWEEN KIDNAPPERS AND NAVY; WE WILL BURN THEIR BONES IF YOU ATTACK US, SAYS LEADER; Family's Message to Pirates: You've Got the Wrong People, They Are Not Rich
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Gerard Couzens PIRATES holding Paul and Rachel Chandler today threatened to kill them and "burn their bones" if any rescue attempt was made. The couple, from Tunbridge Wells, were caught in a tense stand-off...
Pirates: We'll Kill British Couple and Burn Their Bones If Navy Tries to Rescue Them
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Gerard Couzens PIRATES holding Paul and Rachel Chandler today threatened to kill them and "burn their bones" if any rescue attempt was made. The couple, from Tunbridge Wells, were caught in a stand-off in the...
PLASTIC FANTASTIC; as Gordon Ramsay Admits to Using Fillers to Banish His Lines Alice Hart-Davis Reports on the Trend for Cosmetic Surgery among London Men
Byline: Alice Hart-Davis AFTER denying for ages he'd had cosmetic surgery, Gordon Ramsay has finally admitted that he did have filler injections to plump out the deep creases in his chin and forehead. As recent photographs attest, Ramsay underwent...
QUEEN OF B BARGAINS; LUXURY FOR LESS All Her Bargain-Hunting Talent Was Needed When Alison Cork Fell for a Belgravia Town House She Couldn't Afford. but Her Skills Won the Prize
Byline: Alison Cork EVERY recession has its silver lining and in my case it was being able to move into the dream house I thought I'd never have. Wedded to the glamorous notion of living in central London, I had gradually renovated my way up...
READY TO LIVE IN THE FAMILY WAY; Young Couples Don't Have to Compromise on Style When They Are Ready to Swap Their Flats for a New Family Home, Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles LIKE many young couples starting a family, Alex and Emmie Faust's priority was to find a family home at the right price -- in the right community in a transport-friendly part of London. As a free-to-do-what-they-liked couple...
Red Faces at Goldman after BP's Triumph; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Mickey Clark OOPS! Even the best of them can get it wrong in the stock market. Just ask Goldman Sachs which had a sell rating on BP ahead of yesterday's bumper third-quarter numbers which drove the shares 5% higher to a year's high of 597.4p....
RETROCISING; Nostalgia for the Eighties Isn't Confined to Skinny Jeans and Legwarmers, as Esther Walker Found at a New London Dance Studio
Byline: Esther Walker IT ALL started with Eric Prydz. In 2004, the Swedish DJ made an outrageous, semi-pornographic music video for his dance single Call on Me. Set in an Eightiesstyle aerobics class, it was filled with shaggy-haired Jane Fonda...
Santander, Nomura Lifted by UK Buys
Byline: Hugo Duncan SPANISH banking giant Santander today reported a 37% jump in UK profits and said it was on course to attract one million new customers in Britain this year. The bank, which owns Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and the good...
Scores of Women and Children Killed by Bomb in Street Market; PAKISTAN
Byline: Ross Lydall PAKISTAN suffered its worst terrorist outrage for two years today when a car bomb killed more than 90 people in a crowded market. The bomb exploded in the north-west city of Peshawar hours after US Secretary of State Hillary...
SECRET SUPPORTERS; You Can't Get a Garden into Shape with String. Lively Plants Need Something to Cling To
Byline: Pattie Barron UNDERPINNING keeps a garden in check. This is the time of year, when there is little foliage on walls and fences, to set up a support system so that you never again have to prop up a wayward rose with fuse wire or lasso stray...
Sex Offender in Court over Death of Facebook Girl
Byline: Rashid Razaq A CONVICTED sex offender will appear in court today charged with the manslaughter and kidnap of a teenage girl who he met through Facebook. Ashleigh Hall, 17, was found on Monday night in a field next to a motorway in Sedgefield,...
Spurs Ready to Outgun Arsenal in Derby Clash; Tottenham Triumph Everton Crushed, Now Keane Sets Sights on North London Rivals
ROBBIE KEANE has insisted Tottenham are no longer afraid of Arsenal and that Harry Redknapp's squad has the greater depth, writes Tom Collomosse. Spurs approach Saturday's north London derby at Emirates Stadium boasting 19 points from their opening...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Being a determined Aries, you sometimes believe that you can overcome obstacles by sheer force of will. And, being an Aries, that technique sometimes works. But not today. The sooner you...
Suicide Squad Burst into UN Guest House in Kabul and Massacre Six
Byline: Ross Lydall A TALIBAN suicide squad disguised as police massacred at least six United Nations staff as they slept in a guest house today. Three gunmen overwhelmed security guards in Afghanistan's capital Kabul before opening fire in the...
Swine Flu Jab Confusion Will Mean Delays, Warn Doctors
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Editor THE swine flu vaccination programme was in chaos today with doctors unable to tell thousands of patients when they will be immunised. Pregnant women and the elderly could face a six-week wait because of...
Taliban 'Policemen' Slaughter Six UN Staff in Their Beds; AFGHANISTAN
Byline: Ross Lydall A TALIBAN suicide squad disguised as police massacred six United Nations staff as they slept in a guest house today. Three gunmen overwhelmed security guards in Afghan capital Kabul before opening fire in the dawn raid. One...
THE BIG EASY COMES BACK; despite the Ravages of Hurricane Katrina Four Years Ago Lindsay Johns Finds That New Orleans Is Well on the Way to Recovering All of Its Old Spirit
Byline: Lindsay Johns NAWLINS, as the locals say in their languid, warm Southern drawl, is a city dedicated to the rhythms of joy and to the pulse of life's intricate melodies. It is a city which effortlessly engages all the senses. Arriving...
The Blairites Are Back -- and They Want to Run Europe; the Blair-Miliband Axis Has Been Revived in the Ex PM's Quest for Europe's Presidency. Both Have a Lot to Gain
Byline: Anne McElvoy WILL HE, won't he? WRarely has there been such a fuss over a job without the main candidate having even said he wants it. Tony Blair, however, has always been jolly good at getting other people to do things for him. Gordon Brown...
The Blairites Are Back -- and They Want to Run Europe; the Blair-Miliband Axis Has Been Revived in the Ex PM's Quest for Europe's Presidency. Both Have a Lot to Gain
Byline: Anne McElvoy ILL HE, won't he? WRarely has there been such a fuss over a job without the main candidate having even said he wants it. Tony Blair, however, has always been jolly good at getting other people to do things for him. Gordon Brown...
THE THAMES IS YOUR OYSTER; from November Pay-as-You-Go Oyster Cards Can Be Used to Take the Thames Clipper. Ruth Bloomfield Finds New Homes to Buy If You Would like a River Run to Work
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield AS THE River Thames is one of the most glorious reasons to live in the capital, then the hellish daily commute on the Underground is surely one of the most grim. So a boat journey to work would be an ingenious solution. And...
Tough Luck, Brown Tells MPs Left Reeling over Cuts in Their Expenses
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor the leaked news that their expenses are to be slashed. At least 48 MPs in the capital will lose [pounds sterling]3,250 with a halving of the London salary supplement. Another proposal, branded "idiotic" by...
Triple Business Rates Increase 'Is Putting Small Traders at Risk'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Miranda Bryant SMALL firms face being driven to the wall by a "triple whammy" of business rate increases, MPs were warned today. Mark Field, Conservative member for Cities of London and Westminster, accused Chancellor...
Turner's Prize; He's Gone from Etonian Punk Rocker 'Despised' at School to Bohemian Hobo, Hitting the Road after a Family Betrayal. but These Days Frank Turner's Concerts Are Sellouts and, He Says, Old Schoolmates Insist They Always 'Loved' His Music
Byline: David Cohen HE MAKES an unlikely punk rocker. Frank Turner was brought up in a manor house set among rolling hills outside Winchester before being sent to Eton where he was educated, on a scholarship, alongside Prince William. His father,...
'Turn Rubbish into Electricity for 2 Million London Homes'
Byline: Mark Blunden RUBBISH could be transformed into enough electricity for two thirds of London homes, according to a report out today. The London Assembly hopes councils will stop burning waste or transporting it to landfill sites. Instead...
VEVEY, VERY NICE -- AND WITH A LOT LESS TAX TO PAY; the UK's Looming 50 per Cent Top Tax Rate Is One Excuse for a Move to Lake Geneva. Relaxed Lakeside Living Is Another, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker STAND high above Lake Geneva on a clear day and it won't be the tax advantages that make you want to move there. Yes, Switzerland has some impressive fiscal attractions -- and prepare to read more about them before Britain's...
Wanted: Des Res with a Bike Shed
Byline: Miranda Bryant SECURE bike storage and proximity to cycle paths are rivalling Tube stations and car parking on London househunters' wish-lists. Estate agents have reported a surge in tenants and first-time buyers asking for bike space as...
Watt's Got the Power to Turn It on Again, Says Fabregas; Spaniard Is Backing the Super-Quick Striker to Show His Class Once More after Making Such a Good Impression in the Previous Round against West Brom
Byline: James Olley WHEN Cesc Fabregas spent four months on the sidelines earlier this year it gave him the opportunity to help nurture a talent who could help dump Liverpool out of the Carling Cup tonight. Sanchez Watt announced himself for...
Watt's Got the Power to Turn It on Again, Says Fabregas; Spaniard Is Backing the Super-Quick Striker to Show His Class Once More after Making Such a Good Impression in the Previous Round against West Brom. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley WHEN Cesc Fabregas spent four months on the sidelines earlier this year, it gave him the opportunity to help nurture a talent who could play his part in knocking Liverpool out of the Carling Cup tonight. Sanchez Watt announced...
We Don't Need Armed Patrols
WHAT is the point of the Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Assembly and community and police consultative groups when they are kept in the dark about proposals such as the use of routine armed police patrols -- decided upon and now abandoned...
WHAT A CARRY ON! If Fresh Seafood and Picturesque Accommodation Don't Lure You to Camber Sands, the Discovery That Follow That Camel Was Filmed There Should Clinch Things
Byline: JO FERNANDEZ HOTEL REVIEW SEASIDE COTTAGES Camber AS AUTUMN arrives, thoughts of summer holidays become distant memories but British coastal towns can come into their own at this time of year, as a recent trip to Camber Sands in East...
Why Haven't DVDs Made My Baby a Genius?
Byline: Chris Addison IF, LIKE me, you belong to the demographic unfairly called "pushy parents", this has not been a good week. The other morning I had just put young Master A down for his mid-morning "brain interlude" -- making sure I remembered...
Williams Ready to Test Deep Purple's Mettle
Byline: Simon Milham EVAN WILLIAMS admits he is on a fact-finding mission when Deep Purple runs in Saturday's Bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby -- but says the horse is in "serious form". The eight-year-old was ranked among the best novice...
Win a Samsung Hd Camcorder
Courtesy of Play.com, the UK's number 1 online entertainment retailer, this HD Camcorder is ultra-compact and its sleek frame allows users to grip the camcorder more comfortably, reducing stress on the wrist or arm. Sharing is also simplified as the...
Your Club Today
ARSENAL P9 W6 D1 L2 PTS19 Arsene Wenger has been told to stay away from Spartak Moscow's Jano Ananidze. The midfielder, 17, is being monitored by the Gunners after making his debut for Georgia. Spartak's Dmitri Popov said: "It does not surprise me...

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