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Articles from May 9, 2001

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A Love Triangle That Makes You Want to Scream
Byline: RACHEL HALIBURTON GLASS HEARTS Southwark Playhouse ** DAVID Spencer s play starts on territory familiar to Royle Family fans and progresses to the ninth circle of relationship hell. As the play develops, the circle constricts, drawing...
Altman Goes Upstairs, DOWNSTAIRS
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER Robert Altman knows he's 'treading on a minefield' as he turns his cameras on the English aristocracy and their servants. Alexander Walker meets him on set HOLLYWOOD wheelers and dealers in The Player; Paris fashion...
Art Is the Best Medicine; Forest Hill Is the Latest Part of London to Get a New Lease on Life Thanks to Its Creative Residents, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: ANTHEA MASEY FOREST Hill is an unassuming and rather down-at-heel neighbour-hood in southeast London, somewhere between Sydenham and Catford. However, recently locals have noticed a sudden influx of creative talent. And the sculptors, painters,...
Beaming Smiles as the Sunshine Arrives
Byline: RICHARD HOLLIDAY IT WAS a close-run thing. Were the happiest people in London the ice cream sellers in the Royal Parks or their blissful customers? After months of miserable weather, the good times returned yesterday and the capital was...
Bergkamp and Parlour Give Wenger FA Cup Dilemma
ARSENE WENGER has been handed a welcome selection dilemma four days before the FA Cup final with Liverpool, writes Steve Stammers. While the opposition in Cardiff were involved in a demanding 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield last night, the Arsenal...
Better by Design; Vibrant Furniture for the Home and Office Will Be on Show at a New Exhibition Opening Next Week, Says Fay Sweet
Byline: FAY SWEET WE'RE now well into the season of interior design shows, and everyone has their favourite. But the clear choice of interior professionals has to be Spectrum, which opens next week. If you're not an architect or designer, you...
Better the Tenant You Know; Homes & Property Lawyer Fenton Bresler Answers Londoners' Queries
Byline: FENTON BRESLER We own a flat and have let it out on a year's tenancy to a professional woman. The year is almost up, and she tells us she would like to renew the tenancy for a further year. However, because of work complications, she finds...
Biggs and the Sun: Crime and No Punishment
Byline: VICTOR SEBESTYEN THE Sun was sure of one thing yesterday: that its mission to bring train robber Ronnie Biggs back to "face justice" in Britain proved it that is "the greatest newspaper in the world". Hyperbole aside, this was, without...
Blair: No Deal for Brown to Take Over
Byline: CHARLES REISS TONY BLAIR today declares that he has made no deal in any shape or form with Gordon Brown to step down and allow the Chancellor to inherit No 10. The Prime Minister's firm denial, in an exclusive interview with the Evening...
Boys, 14, Stoned to Death in Revenge for Baby Killing
Byline: INDIRA DAS-GUPTA TWO Israeli schoolboys were found stoned to death in a cave near Bethlehem today, the apparent victims of a revenge attack for the killing of a four-month-old baby. An anonymous caller claimed responsibility for the killing...
Built on Novelty Value; If You Can Handle the Planners, Why Not Turn a Pub or a Post Office into a Spacious Home, Says Nick Lloyd Davies
WOULD you ever consider living in an ex-council public toilet? Or perhaps a former church, complete with graveyard? This type of living is not as crazy as it seems. Indeed, it is the very essence of today's multifaceted residential market. When it...
Buy a Bit of Sunshine; Splash out on a Villa in the Sunny Algarve, or Simply a Share in One, and It Could Prove to Be a Nice Little Earner, Says Jane Barry
Byline: JANE BARRY THE Algarve is only a two and-a-half hour flight from Gatwick, and by early spring, while it's bucketing down here, there it's already sun-bed weather. Property prices are rising but still affordable. For only marginally more...
Carnival of Chaos
Byline: FRANCES EDMONDS As carnival organisers prepare for the August festival, Frances Edmonds arranges her getaway weekend like so many residents who fear for their safety IMAGINE you are a resident in Notting Hill. On the last weekend in...
Chancellor Sets out 10-Year Vision
Byline: JO REVILL GORDON BROWN today set out his vision for a more prosperous Britain over the next decade, attacking the Tories over what he described as their "irresponsible and indiscriminate" plans for tax cuts. In a speech in London to Labour...
Cheaper Brands Help Imperial Grow in UK
Byline: SARAH MARKS IMPERIAL Tobacco has increased first-half UK operating profit by more than 10% to [pound]153 million despite smugglers, high taxes and the declining British cigarette market. This was double the rise in international operating...
Chelsea Get in Holiday Mood
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2 ONE point from Chelsea's final match of the season against relegated Manchester City will be enough to seal a place in Europe and save the players from the ignominy of the InterToto Cup, The unpalatable...
'Chris Tarrant? I'd Welcome Him'
Byline: LUCY ELKINS Radio 2 is accused of alienating older listeners. 'Rubbish,' says controller Jim Moir. 'They love us.' Lucy Elkins meets the man behind the UK Station of the Year YOU LL realise how much Radio 2 has changed when you learn...
Chute off with the Kids
Byline: JAN PARKER Can a holiday park please children and parents, eschewing Hi Di Hi histrionics into the bargain? Yes, yes and yes, says Jan Parker after a fortnight's French leave with Haven Europe FOR years my kids have gone on the holidays...
Clear Signal That Market Is Moving
Byline: DANNY BRADBURY Mobile commerce is an immature market but when it comes of age it could prove a rich source of employment, says Danny Bradbury THESE days it is all that most of us can do to get a decent signal on a mobile phone. There...
Clinton Backing Kember for Job
CLINTON MORRISON today became the latest player to back Steve Kember to become the new Crystal Palace manager. Kember, as caretaker boss, kept Palace in the First Division with two away wins over Portsmouth and Stockport after Alan Smith had been...
Cork Tries to Impress the Selectors
Byline: DAVID LLOYD DOMINIC CORK made a decent fist of trying to prove his form and fitness at Derby today. Cork was playing against Pakistan in an attempt to convince England's selectors that he has fully recovered from a winter stress fracture...
Counties Are 'Shamed' for Keeping Paths Closed
Byline: GERAINT SMITH THE Government has "named and shamed" county councils which it says are failing their local communities by keeping public footpaths closed even though they may be miles from the nearest outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. ...
Creativity by the Yard; Pattie Barron Previews an Inspirational New TV Series Presented by London Garden Expert Rachel De Thame
Byline: PATTIE BARRON PITY the London gardener. We have to cope with lack of privacy, noise pollution, small, awkward plots and an abundance of shade. So says London gardener and TV presenter Rachel de Thame, who has problems of her own: two young...
'Crony'charge as Straw Friend Gets Wembley Job
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY JACK STRAW faces charges of cronyism today after picking the best man at his two weddings to advise ministers and football chiefs on how to salvage the collapsed Wembley project. In a surprising move Pat Carter, a non-executive...
Crozier's Loose Talk Leaves FA in a Spin
Byline: MICK DENNIS THERE ought to be a health warning on the metal name plate outside the Football Association's headquarters. It should say: "Contains nuts." Or, like that corny old postcard which failed humorists pin up in their offices, it...
C&W Feels Pain as Big Guns Get Ready for BT
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK CABLE & WIRELESS retreated another 14 p to 4701/2p today and could come under further selling pressure in the weeks ahead as the City big guns move to take up the the British Telecom rights issue. Institutions have been...
Dallaglio Agony as He Waits for Lions Verdict
Byline: CHRIS JONES ENGLAND international Lawrence Dallaglio is waiting to discover if his dreams of a second successive Lions tour will be wrecked by a knee injury. Dallaglio was hurt while leading London Wasps against Bath on Sunday and has...
Dallaglio Waits for Tour Verdict
Byline: CHRIS JONES ENGLAND star Lawrence Dallaglio is waiting to discover if his dreams of a second successive Lions tour will be wrecked by a knee injury. Dallaglio was hurt while leading London Wasps against Bath on Sunday and has undergone...
Diary of an Estate Agent; A Money-Hungry Vendor Burns His Bridges with a 60-Year-Old Purchaser, Then Scrambles to Rebuild Them
Monday One of our purchasers - a 60-year-old who loves playing bridge - told me a funny story. Contracts are supposed to be exchanged this week on her purchase of a [pound]170,000 period home in the village of Ottershaw. Last night, as she was playing...
Don't Do It Again, Mr Blair
MR TONY BLAIR possesses charm and considerable sincerity - or at least, he means it when he says it. He often shows signs of bewilderment that others are cynical about his behaviour and motives. He should not be surprised, however, when he puts...
Doors Won't Stay Shut on the Past
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL ONE generation is ashamed of the way their parents acted," said Susan Glisson, scholar at a think-tank on race relations, "and the other is worried about what they will tell their maker when they die." She is not talking...
Doves in the Ascendancy Now Weakness Takes Toll
THE CITY is betting its shirt on the Bank of England cutting interest rates again tomorrow. Indeed, economists are so convinced of a reduction that the only question in their minds is whether the Bank's monetary policy committee will opt for another...
Economy Is Not Safe with Hague, Say Executives; LONDON BUSINESS MONITOR
Byline: PETER KELLNER TONY BLAIR and Gordon Brown enter this year's election campaign far more highly rated in London's boardrooms than William Hague and Michael Portillo. Five out of six business executives consider the Chancellor to be "very"...
Enter the Treasure Zone; Fancy a 1920s Cocktail Shaker or a Dolphin Door Knocker? with [Pound]50 to Spend, Katrina Burroughs Goes Hunting in Alfie's Antiques Market
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS IF YOU'RE after good-value decorative pieces, the French rustic look, sparkly chandelier lighting and architectural oddities, take a stroll down Church Street. Not Kensington Church Street, but the unexpected antiques hot...
Europe's Big Day All but Forgotten
Byline: COLIN FREEMAN WHAT day is it today? You must have heard of it. After all, it concerns the wellbeing of 350 million people in more than a dozen countries. Give up? Wednesday 9 May is Europe Day 2001 - the official day for celebrating all...
Fans Look to Graham for Final Answer
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS THIRTY years on and the 1971 FA Cup Final still prompts the same question to George Graham. Did he touch the ball? Exactly 30 years ago yesterday, Arsenal completed the Double by beating Liverpool at Wembley. Arsenal's...
FA Poised to Study Keown Clashes
MARTIN KEOWN'S clash with Leeds striker Mark Viduka will be studied by Football Association disciplinary chiefs before they decide whether to refer it to their Video Advisory Panel, writes Steve Stammers. The Arsenal centre-back appeared to elbow...
Fed Boosted in Its Fight over 'Fixed' Gold Prices
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS US INVESTMENT banks and government officials are hoping for a speedy end to a trial that accuses them of manipulating the gold market, following a report from the London Business School. The report has refuted the idea...
Fergie Aide 'In Grey Mist' When Lover Was Killed
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN JANE ANDREWS was suffering from a depressive illness made worse by a hormonal condition at the time her lover was killed, the Old Bailey heard today. A psychiatrist called as a witness by the defence said that the Duchess...
'Film Shows Jill Was Not Stalked'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON DETECTIVES spent 500 man-hours poring over closed-circuit TV film but found no evidence that Jill Dando was stalked on the day she was murdered, the Old Bailey heard today. Cameras were able to track her movements from 10.18am...
First Pair to Say 'Eye Do'; Love Is in the Air for Winners of Wheel Wedding
Byline: LAURA SMITH IT'S FAIR to say this is about as close as you can get to a match made in heaven. A couple from Sussex will tomorrow become the first to marry on the London Eye, exchanging their vows 450ft above the capital. Investment banker...
For Sale, Studio with Tenant; What Happens to Your Tenant When You Want to Sell Your Letting Property
Byline: LIZ HODGKINSON I am considering putting my holiday home on the market. The property includes a separate, self-contained studio flat presently occupied by a retired gentleman. My tenant is very cosily ensconced and does not wish to uproot...
Frivitas, Not Gravitas
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH NOW that the election date has been announced, and we know that we're all in for a month of wall-to-wall political coverage, let me frighten the TV schedulers by reminding them that, in 1964, BBC1's Election Special was...
Gang in 'Scream' Masks Kidnap Restaurateur
Byline: GEORGE WRIGHT AN ARMED gang wearing horror-movie masks kidnapped a north London restaurant manager and robbed him of [pound]20,000. The four-strong gang, disguised wearing masks from the film Scream, burst into the man's South Tottenham...
Getting Reconnected
Byline: PETE CLARK After almost a decade of silence, the Stereo MC's have a new album. Pete Clark finds little has changed in their world THIS is the story of the band that time nearly forgot. Around 10 years ago, it seemed the world was moving...
Gorgeous Gauze; Lighten Up This Summer and Experience the Sheer Delight of Transparent Fabrics
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER THE future lies in flimsy fabrics with back-lit patterns which filter the sunshine. Designers have embraced this idea with enthusiasm, fuelling their imaginations with the techno-magic that has brought them new fibres and...
Homes Gossip
Byline: COMPTON MILLER;ROSALIND RUSSELL It girls Alexandra (right) and Victoria Aitken, twin daughters of disgraced former Tory minister Jonathan Aitken, have rented a two-bedroom flat in Kennington for an estimated [pound]300 a week. Last month...
I'll Leave Bog Standard TV to My Rivals
Channel 4 is bloated and extravagant, said former C5 boss David Elstein here last week. Pure jealousy, replies chief executive Michael Jackson (pictured left) SO David Elstein reckons Channel 4 is suffering from "public-sector syndrome". In these...
In the Air
* Almost all sources close to the Prime Minister's press spokesman are convinced that Alastair Campbell will leave the post after the election - either for the real world outside Labour's spin machine or for a grander job at Tony Blair's side, depending...
I SAW DANDO SUSPECT IN HER STREET; Drama as Witness Identifies Accused in Old Bailey Dock
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A WITNESS today told the Old Bailey how she saw the man accused of murdering Jill Dando acting suspiciously outside the TV presenter's house on the day she was shot dead. Miss Dando's near-neighbour Susan Mayes turned in...
'It Is a Relentless Job. the Pressure Is Very Great. You Wouldn't Be Human If It Didn't Take Its Toll'; THE ANDREW BILLEN INTERVIEW
Byline: ANDREW BILLEN Does he, I ask the Prime Minister, actually like elections? We are on a train from King's Cross to Durham, where his constituency lies, a little before the election is declared but well after the phoney war has begun. He is...
It's a Newspaper of Two Halves, Brian
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY Last week Rupert Murdoch discovered The Daily Telegraph was launching a daily standalone sports section. He acted fast. Kate Battersby reports on the battle at the broadsheets NEWSPAPERS believe daily supplements are good...
Jobs to Go as Sky Takes over Open
Byline: NICK GOODWAY AROUND 300 employees of BSkyB and its interactive shopping service Open have today been told that they will lose their jobs as a result of the merger of the two operations. Sky, 38%owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has...
Johnston Criticised over Role in Media Rights
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP THE sale of racing's media rights faces turmoil in its critical deadline week after a report found that Jockey Club man Richard Johnston, a pivotal figure in negotiations, had behaved "inappropriately" during the bidding process....
Kiley Starts Talks over Who'll Rule the Tube
Byline: MARK BENHAM;HUGH MUIR BOB KILEY today begins talks with the private Tube bidders over who will take charge of London Underground amid great uncertainty about his negotiating powers. The freshly-appointed chairman of London Transport emerged...
Koizumi Factor Sends Tokyo into Decline
Byline: RAY HEATH CONCERNS that Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is gong to look seriously short of clothes when he parades his economic plans before an increasingly cynical Parliament slashed Tokyo stock prices today. The Nikkei 225...
Kournikova's Earning Curves Are a Winner
THE words "nicely rounded figure" and "Anna Kournikova" go easily together, so here's an attractive round number relating to the Russian tennis player: [pound]20,000 a day. That is how much she earned last year. Not bad for a teenager, and spectacularly...
Let's Give the MPC Medicine More Time to Work
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE SPEED with which the monthly interest-rate setting meetings of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee come round make me wonder whether it really needs to meet quite so frequently. Its brief is to foster financial...
London's 100 Best Alternative Therapists
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS;GITA MENDIS Who massages Russell Crowe and which yoga teacher helped Geri Halliwell get that body? We name the experts in part two of our guide. By Alice Hart-Davis and Gita Mendis MASSAGE More than just a rubdown,...
Mayor Recycles Lambeth Estate of His Youth
Byline: HUGH MUIR KEN LIVINGSTONE today went back to the Tulse Hill estate in Lambeth where he lived with his parents from the age of five to 12. The official reason was to launch a recycling scheme but the Mayor's overriding interest was to...
Mayor's Capital Wish-List Ducks the Difficult Issues
Byline: ROWAN MOORE THE London described in the Mayor's draft plan is a wonderful place. It's good for business, but also "inclusive". It has exciting new buildings, and well-kept old ones. It has parks protected from development. Poor areas...
Minding the Gap as Faithful Footsie Shadows the Dow
Byline: ANGUS MCCRONE ANYONE who harbours illusions about the importance of the British economy in the world today cannot have seen the FTSE 100 index jump or dive in servile obedience to the latest change of direction on Wall Street. When New...
Minister Backs Crozier
Byline: DAVID BOND FOOTBALL Association chief executive Adam Crozier received a surprising vote of confidence today from Culture Secretary Chris Smith. In what amounts to Government endorsement of both Crozier and his attempts to solve the Wembley...
MORE TUBE AND TRAIN STRIKES; Underground Set to Be Hit in Election Week, SWT out This Friday
Byline: DICK MURRAY LONDON is today facing two more damaging 24-hour Tube strikes in the RMT's "jobs for life" battle. The first strike is likely to take place on Monday 4 June and the second on Wednesday 6 June, effectively crippling services...
Must Fly. Must Buy
HOLD on tight for the next big thing: extreme extreme travel, says adventure-tour operator Exodus, best known for overland expeditions to India and through Africa. For the end of the year, Exodus is pioneering an ultimate challenge programme that will...
'My Train Creaks like the Sinking Titanic'
Byline: LAURA SMITH Watford Junction to Euston ANDREW BALL, 26, is a fundraiser for the British Red Cross. He has lived in Watford for the past year since moving from Wolverhampton. He catches a Silverlink train into Euston, then travels by Tube...
New Head Takes Up Challenge of Following Philip Lawrence
Byline: TIM MILES IT IS one of the toughest jobs in London schools. Today the new head teacher of St George's Catholic School in Maida Vale, Philip Jakzsta, is preparing to be measured against two outstanding predecessors, writes Tim Miles. The...
Oh Nicole Oh Paparazzi Oh It's Cannes
Byline: TOBY ROSE THREE months ago she was left emotionally bruised when her husband of 10 years Tom Cruise announced the end of their marriage. But today the smile was back on Nicole Kidman's face. At the most hyped Cannes film opening ever...
One for the Ladies; A New Swiss Hotel Is Strictly Women Only. about Time Too
Byline: SALLY SHALAM AWORLD without men. A result in some women's eyes - a disaster for the "I Flirt, Therefore I Am" school. Well now you can try it - on a temporary basis, you understand - because someone has created a man-free zone. Some members...
Pairumani to Star for Dunlop in 'Ormonde'
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP CHESTER is a great leveller, writes Lydia Hislop. With a track this tight and turning, horses either love it or hate it. Some win despite it, others because of it. That's why Pairumani Star can beat Yavana's Pace in tomorrow's...
Playing the Marriage Game with a Kick Where It Hurts
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Marriage Play and Finding the Sun Cottesloe/National Theatre YOU rarely see a middle-aged, middle-class couple engaged in vicious fisticuffs on stage, with one female foot lashing out at a man where it hurts most. After...
Plenty of Ideas, but Ken's Big Task Is to Deliver; Ken Livingstone Has Unveiled His Ambitious Plan to Make London a More Prosperous City over the Next 20 Years. Tony Travers Examines His Strategy - and How Hard It Will Be to Put into Practice
Byline: TONY TRAVERS MAYOR Ken Livingstone has published his proposals for a new London Plan - a blueprint for the future expansion of the capital's economy. It will be set against the backdrop of an extraordinary period of success for the city....
Pressure Takes Its Toll on Harry
ONLY three days ago, Harry Red-knapp was making plans for next season, talking about the players he hoped to sign and his ambitions to get West Ham into Europe. Redknapp was greatly relieved when Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton guaranteed their...
Record [Pound]6m for Bacon
Byline: SUSAN MOORE FRANCIS BACON'S erotically charged and tortured triptych, Studies of the Human Body, doubled expectations to establish a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for almost [pound]6million at Sotheby's in New York....
Record [Pound]6m for Bacon, Erotic Star of [Pound]37m Art Sale
Byline: SUSAN MOORE FRANCIS BACON'S erotically charged and tortured tryptic, Studies of the Human Body, doubled expectations to establish a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for almost [pound]6million at Sotheby's in New York....
Redknapp's out; West Ham Boss Quits, Curbishley Is Target
Byline: KEN DYER HARRY REDKNAPP left West Ham today. In a move which stunned football, the man who has been manager at Upton Park for seven years, said he was going "by mutual consent." Neither Redknapp nor club officials were prepared to comment...
Reform Maff, Says Countryside Minister
Byline: PATRICK SAWER THE Government was under increasing pressure today to scrap the Ministry of Agriculture after a minister supported calls for a shakeup, following what some regard as its disastrous handling of the foot-and-mouth crisis. ...
School of Excellence; Nina Richards Has Turned the Huge Boiler House of a Former Battersea School into a Spacious Apartment
Byline: FAY SWEET;BARBARA CHANDLER THE idea of basement living never really appealed to Nina Richards - until she fell in love with the former boiler house of a Battersea school. "The whole building was being converted but the boiler house had...
Scottish Cottages Going for a Song; Instead of Planning a Holiday, Why Not Buy a Holiday Home
Byline: JAMES EATON SIR Paul McCartney revealed recently that the dreamy and remote Mull of Kintyre restored him when the Beatles broke up. This unspoilt Scottish peninsula became his home, the gentle mists and mountains inspiring one of his biggest...
'Security Film Shows She Was Not Stalked on Day of Killing'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON DETECTIVES spent 500 man hours poring over closed-circuit TV film but found no evidence that Jill Dando was stalked on the day she was murdered, the Old Bailey heard today. Cameras were able to track her movements from 10.18am...
She Is 83, Deaf and Has Alzheimer's. So How Did She Tell Her Story to the Tabloids?
Byline: ALEX RENTON Answer: she didn't. The mother of the man accused of killing Caroline Dickinson never spoke to the journalists who quoted her, reports Alex Renton WHAT'S an interview? Newspaper readers have got wise to the fact that headlines...
Sketching a King's Legend
Byline: LUKE JENNINGS ARTHUR 1/Birmingham Royal Ballet * Sadler's Wells THE choreographer David Bintley is not afraid to think big. He can take a highly complex narrative, strip it to the bones, and stage it clearly and comprehensibly. In the...
Skies Battle Hits easyJet and BMI
Byline: ROBERT LEA CUT-THROAT competition has hit two of Britain's best known airlines, budget carrier easyJet and "full-service" European operator BMI British Midland. Both today reported leaps in passenger numbers and revenues, demonstrating...
Skinheads Laid Bare
Byline: IAN CHADBAND Valencia 3 Leeds United 0 (Valencia win 3-0 on aggregate) AS the mother of all street parties was already in full deafening swing outside the Mestalla, Leeds United's unhappy shaven-headed crew were in the bowels of the stadium...
Spate of 999 Calls Forced School to Get Full -Time PC
Byline: TIM MILES THE first London school to have a resident police officer was besieged by crime, ranging from petty theft to assaults on pupils outside its gates, its head teacher said today. Wendy Parmley, head at Archbishop Michael Ramsey...
Spate of 999s Forced School to Get Full-Time PC
Byline: TIM MILES THE first London school to have a resident police officer was besieged by crime, ranging from petty theft to assaults on pupils outside its gates, its head teacher said today. Wendy Parmley, head at Archbishop Michael Ramsey...
Stadium at Pickett's Lock Gets New Support
Byline: DAVID BOND A NEW [pound]87 million national athletics stadium will be built at Pickett's Lock in Lee Valley despite continuing confusion over the future of Wembley stadium. The Government said today that the project would go ahead even...
The Birmingham Connection; for a Good Investment Buy a Home in the UK's Second City and Commute to London Says DAVID SPITTLES
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES IF you were looking for a vibrant new area within commuting distance of London would you chose Birmingham? Britain's second city, for so long beset by its downmarket image, is at last becoming trendy and enticing buyers away...
The Kindest Cut; Shrubs Are Growing like Wildfire, So Keep Them under Control with a Quick Prune
Byline: GRAHAM RICE WE ALL want two things from our shrubs: they must flower like mad and not get so big that they take over the garden. Pruning is the answer to both these requirements. A couple of weeks ago, I was driving west from New York towards...
The Papers' Poll Positions
Byline: DONALD TRELFORD Which way will the newspapers advise their readers to vote on 7June? The Sun showed its hand unusually early, after the Budget on 8 March, declaring that a second term for Labour was already in the bag . Other papers...
There Was Never a Deal to Give Brown No 10, Says Blair
Byline: CHARLES REISS;JO REVILL TONY BLAIR today declares that he has made no deal in any shape or form with Gordon Brown to step down and allow the Chancellor to inherit No 10. The Prime Minister's firm denial, in an exclusive interview with...
The Takeaway Kitchen; Big Kitchens Become Redundant as Fast Living Londoners Find More Convenient Ways to Eat
Byline: NICOLE SWENGLEY WE all know that Londoners don't cook but in America they have not only declared the kitchen redundant but begun to turn the space into a spare room. Americans now spend at the most 30 minutes a day preparing meals, according...
'They Call Me the Nigella Lawson of Economics'
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS She's blonde, single, brainy and out to save the world from the forces of globalisation. Alison Roberts meets Noreena Hertz NOREENA Hertz arranges one long black-leather-clad leg over the other - she looks exceptionally...
Third Time Lucky for Castle and Orient
LEYTON ORIENT midfielder Steve Castle is hoping history repeats itself and he can celebrate another playoff success with the club at the end of the month. Castle, who is 35 next week, has already achieved one playoff triumph with Orient in 1989...
Tourism Workers March on No10
Byline: PETER GRUNER RURAL business owners are rallying in London today to demand compensation for the effects of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. Some 1,000 people are expected to lobby MPs in Parliament Square before marching to Downing Street...
Trainers on Trial
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP LAST weekend, we saw the Sagitta 2 , 000 Guineas turn the results of its trials on their head. Over the coming four weeks, it's the turn of the Vodafone Derby to frustrate. At Chester yesterday and tomorrow, at Lingfield...
Train Robber Biggs Will Cost Britain [Pound]100,000 This Year
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR RETURNED fugitive Ronnie Biggs is set to cost taxpayers more than [pound]100,000 in his first year back on British soil. The Great Train Robber, who has had three strokes and can now barely speak, is being cared for in a...
Trellis for a Wonder Wall; TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Byline: JEAN VERNON MAKE the very best of every garden surface and attach vertical trellis to walls. It will support a range of climbing plants, small trellis planters and wall pots, as well as being a focal point in its own right. Contrasting materials,...
Turkish Delights and Other Sweet Treats; DESIGN NEWS
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL Books of the week Gardens with Atmosphere by Arne Maynard: What a refreshingly original book this is, packed with superb pictures and accompanied by an informative text. London-based garden designer Arne Maynard's many...
TV 'Eye' Will See the End of Umpires' Respect
Byline: MICK DENNIS CRICKET coverage on TV is not rocket science is it? Well, yes it is, apparently. Both Channel Four and Sky are using technology this season which was originally used for tracking missiles and rockets. Channel Four call...
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