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Articles from June 13, 2002

A Dead Cert Hit; Scene & Heard: Dark TV Comedy Six Feet under Is Huge in the US, and Its Dysfunctional Cast of Characters Looks Set to Do the Same Here
Byline: LESLEY O'TOOLE IT'S not often that I get woken in the early hours by one of my London friends, so bowled over by a new television programme that they simply have to talk to someone about it the moment the credits start. But then this is...
Ailing Tobacco Market a Big Draw for Investors; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE European tobacco industry is going up in smoke and that, says US securities house Goldman Sachs, is good news for investors. Today it was continuing to draw on its strong following in the Square Mile to push the sector...
America's Still Not on the Ball
Byline: DAVID SMITH WORLD Cup commentary, American-style: "He's got a red! It's hastalavista, baby!" More Arnie than Motty, it pelts the ear with all the subtlety of a clattering tackle by Gabriel Batistuta. The temptation is to sneer at the...
...And Another Air Traffic Alarm
AIR TRAFFIC controllers at the new centre in Swanwick are reporting an increasing number of "overload" instances, it emerged today. A controller reports an overload when he or she feels they are having to deal with too many planes in too short a...
Arsenal Start off with the New Boys
Byline: PAUL THOMSON ARSENAL open the defence of their Premiership crown with a home match against newly-promoted Birmingham. Steve Bruce will bring his side to Highbury on the weekend of 17 August. Arsene Wenger's champions also play new...
Back on Song; Interview: Appearing Opposite Domingo at Covent Garden Is Nothing Compared to the Challenge Already Faced by Soprano Susan Chilcott
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS FOR any British opera singer, the chance to make your Covent Garden debut is the realisation of a long-awaited dream. When, in addition, you have a tricky starring role and your stage lover is Placido Domingo, whose performances...
BANK ALERT ON HOUSE PRICES; Booming Increases 'Unsustainable' and Could Lead to a Crash
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE BANK of England today issued a stark warning that house prices could collapse because the current red-hot pace of price gains is unsustainable. David Clementi, the Bank's Deputy Governor in charge of financial stability,...
Black Parents Must Tackle Thefts, Warns Met Chief
Byline: ED HARRIS;LAURA SMITH BLACK and Asian communities need to take more responsibility in the fight against youth crime, Britain's most senior ethnic minority policeman warned today. Minority civic leaders must accept "that crime within their...
BLAIR SPINS INTO RETREAT; No 10 Now Talks of a 'Misunderstanding' on Story It Labelled a Lie
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;CHARLES REISS DOWNING STREET was in full retreat today in the row over government spin. No10 admitted for the first time there could have been a genuine misunderstanding over Tony Blair's role in the Queen Mother's lying-instate....
Blunkett in Bid for EU Border Force
Byline: JO REVILL DAVID BLUNKETT is today putting forward plans to create a rapid-reaction "border guard" force which could prevent illegal immigrants exploiting weak frontier points. The Home Secretary is stepping up pressure on his fellow European...
Cabinet Split over Plan to Link Asylum with Aid
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN A CABINET split today threatened the Government's hardline policy on asylum after Home Secretary David Blunkett vowed to press ahead with plans to cut aid to poor countries which refuse to co-operate. The idea was rejected...
Christine Turns to Botox to Lift Her Media Profile
Byline: JESSICA HODGSON SHE IS a woman who, it is said, will stop at nothing to get her face on television. Now Christine Hamilton's face itself has become the story. Mrs Hamilton, 52, self-publicist extraordinaire and wife of the disgraced former...
Classic Film Factory Back in the Limelight
Byline: ALLAN HALL THE GERMAN movie studios where Marlene Dietrich made The Blue Angel and Fritz Lang created his chilling Metropolis are enjoying a Renaissance after years of being a cinematic tool for despots. After a moment of glory in the...
Colorado Kid's in Town; Golf - the US Open: Teenager Tolan Joins an Elite Club
Byline: DAVID SMITH YOU are a security guard on the door to the players' locker room here and a kid who can be no more than 16 years of age pitches up and tells you he is competing in the 102nd US Open. He doesn't have his identification badge with...
Consignia's Chief Goes as Losses Hit [Pounds Sterling]1m a Day
Byline: ROBERT LEA A STAGGERING [pound]1.1 billion loss at Post Office group Consignia has cost chief executive John Roberts his job, will see a third of the group's 200-strong senior management go and will mean 30,000 redundancies - one in seven...
Dazzling Fairy Allure; OPERA
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT The Fairy Queen, English National Opera, Coliseum Les picheurs de perles, Opera Holland Park IN 1692, Henry Purcell penned his "semi-opera" The Fairy Queen as extravagant embellishment to a contemporaneous adaptation...
Delinquent Wallabies Take over Town
DAYS after a chimpanzee was reported to have stolen a mobile phone from a house, residents are once again on the alert for criminal animals - this time, a gang of wallabies. A malicious marsupial broke into a house in Henley-on-Thames, leaving a...
Developer: We'll Buy Back Nightmare Flats
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL;JAMES BURLEIGH A BLOCK of flats is so beset by problems, including a plague of rodents, that its developer has offered to buy them back from residents. The [pound]350,000 flats at Turks Head Court in Clerkenwell, overlooking...
Don't Be So English about Our Privacy
Byline: TIM LOTT THE announcement fro m the Government that it plans to let every To m Dick and Harry vaguely connected with the state snoop on citizens' emails and mobile phones is predictable.It gives me the creeps but, depressingly, I doubt that...
Downing St Spins Back into Trouble on Funeral
Byline: CHARLES REISS DOWNING STREET spun its way today into new trouble over Tony Blair's role in the Queen Mother's lying-instate. The fresh charge is that No 10 was still seeking to enhance the Prime Minister's profile in the event right up...
England Are Fit and off to Perfect Start
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MARK BUTCHER and Graham Thorpe kept England in cheery mood at a chilly Old Trafford today by declaring themselves fit for the third and final npower Test against Sri Lanka. Both Surrey lefthanders were given fitness checks...
England Boost; Danish Star Tomasson Set to Miss Game
Byline: IAN CHADBAND DENMARK have a major injury worry over top scorer Jon Dahl Tomasson ahead of Saturday's clash with England. The former Newcastle striker, who has scored four goals at the World Cup and is chasing the Golden Boot award, missed...
FIFA Spoil the Party as Keane Cries Foul; the World Cup
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN ROBBIE KEANE feels cheated. He looks around the bustling lobby of the Westin Chosun hotel in downtown Seoul and he wants to strangle someone from FIFA. They have dampened his World Cup enthusiasm. They have taken the pleasure...
Footballers' Wives Are the Latest Incentive for England
Byline: JOHN STURGIS THE England team have a new incentive to succeed in the World Cup - their wives and girlfriends will be flown out to join them. Sven-Goran Eriksson's players have not seen their partners since they went on a warm-up trip...
Fragments of Life, Remnants of Dreams; EXHIBITION
Byline: NICK HACKWORTH Robert Rauschenberg, Waddington Galleries, W1 NOW in his 76th year, Robert Rauschenberg, long regarded as a figure of major art-historical significance, is showing a series of 10 large works produced over the past two years....
Furious Mick Does 'A Keane'
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN MICK McCARTHY has done 'a Roy Keane' and told FIFA what they can do with their training ground here. The Republic of Ireland manager rejected the "appalling" facilities offered to his team on their arrival in the South Korean...
Good Time to End Old Trafford Jinx
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THEY may not have reached the knockout stage of a World Cup. But, as with David Beckham's team, victories are now all that matters for Nasser Hussain's England. "Winning is everything," agreed Hussain, before leading his...
Green's Love of Money Has Gone to His Head
Byline: ALAN SUGAR I AM GETTING withdrawal symptoms. A week has gone by and I have not seen an article about Philip Green in The Sunday Times or Daily Mail, where he is usually guaranteed an appearance. There was a time, if I bumped into him...
Guilt over Parents Costs Us a Fortune
ADULTS feel increasingly guilty the older they get about how little time they spend with their parents, a survey reveals today. In younger life the urge to break free from parental control is paramount but an increasing number of 35-to 44-year-olds...
Harvey Nichols Profits Fall 20% on Tourist Blow
Byline: FIONA WALSH UPMARKET retailer and restaurateur Harvey Nichols saw its profits tumble 20% last year as high-spending tourists stayed away from its famous Knightsbridge store. The performance in London was in stark contrast to Leeds, where...
Harvey Nicks Profits Dive; Style Makeover after Group Hit by 20% Slump
Byline: SARAH MOWER;FIONA WALSH;JIM ARMITAGE THE Harvey Nichols group suffered a 20 per cent fall in profits last year, it was announced today. Executives, who largely blame the drop in tourist numbers caused by the 11 September terrorist attacks,...
Homing in on Angst; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH The People Are Friendly, Royal Court Theatre THERE are enough plot lines in this Scouse situation comedy by Michael Wynne to keep a Channel 4 soap opera teeming with slightly salacious thrills and human-interest predicaments....
Hope for the Post Office
THE LESSON OF the sorry decline of the British Post Office is that there is no business so poor that bad management cannot make worse. If the Royal Mail had moved with the times, management could have created a streamlined company with high pay and...
Hunt Down the One-Man Bomb Scare; Film
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER IMPOSTOR Cert 15, 95 mins IN a few weeks the new Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report, will be warning us of a Futureworld in which criminals are arrested before they commit their crimes. (Seems to some,...
I'd Love to Live Here for [Pounds Sterling]69 a Week, Says Labour MP Allowed into Pushy Palace
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR CLASS WAR came to Kensington Palace this afternoon when MPs inspected the royal residence and said that they were astonished at the splendour on show. MPs from the Commons Public Accounts Committee were shown around but not...
Is Chris Evans the BBC's Saturday Night Saviour?; Scene & Heard
Byline: EMILY SHEFFIELD TAKE a quick peek at recent snapshots of Chris Evans, currently residing in Hollywood, and you see a man revelling in marital bliss. The former media mogul and his young pop-star wife Billie, so observers say, are loving...
I Still Trust Vet Who Charged [Pounds Sterling]11,000 to Treat My Dog
Byline: ROB MCNEIL A VET who charged [pound]11,000 to treat a cocker spaniel with high blood pressure has appeared before a disciplinary committee charged with bringing his profession into disrepute. John David Bailey is accused of increasing...
It Wasn't a Party but We Are Happy Just the Same; Countdown to Denmark V England in Niigata, Saturday, 12.30pm
Byline: GARETH SOUTHGATE OUR game with Nigeria was not the big party that people might have been expecting following the victory over Argentina. I wasn't surprised though. One of the most interesting aspects of my season at Middlesbrough was...
I Want to Put the Buzz Back into London; Scene & Heard: Former Eurythmic Dave Stewart Tells of His Masterplan to Make the Capital More Creative
Byline: JASPER REES IT'S hard to believe that someone with such an unassertive voice could be such an influential creative force on the London arts scene. But then former Eurythmic Dave Stewart is probably the busiest man in town. The music - the...
I Was Miserable, Self-Absorbed and Selfish until I Finally Faced Up to the Truth of My Depression; Scene & Heard: Hugh Laurie, the Unlikely Star of BBC1's Spooks, Speaks Candidly about His Family, His Work and the Therapy That Has Changed His Life
Byline: AMY JORY HUGH LAURIE has practically cornered the market in playing cheery upper-class characters - whether bumbling his way through numerous Blackadder series; as Bertie Wooster, or even, this week, as the rather pompous and imperious MI6...
'Jonaldo' in the Mood to Prove His English Critics Wrong; Countdown to Denmark V England in Niigata, Saturday, 12.30pm
Byline: IAN CHADBAND ON TYNESIDE, they'd have found it hard to suppress a few hoots of derision if they'd heard that, in honour of his striking talents, Jon Dahl Tomasson has been christened 'Jonaldo' everywhere from Copenhagen to Rotterdam to the...
Labour Rift over State Funding for Parties
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN TONY BLAIR'S Cabinet is at odds today over the call by Labour chairman Charles Clarke to consider boosting the state funding of political parties. As the Cabinet gathers for its weekly meeting in Downing Street, the row threatens...
McClaren: It May Take a Bit of Magic to Break Down Tough Danish Defence; Countdown to Denmark V England in Niigata, Saturday, 12.30pm
Byline: KEN DYER ENGLAND coach Steve McClaren today acknowledged the soaring expectation level back home when he said: "England expects and we can deliver." McClaren reported no fresh injury worries following yesterday's goalless draw with Nigeria...
MPs Slam NHS Legal System; Patients 'Forced' to Fight Negligence in the Courts
Byline: JO REVILL THE system of dealing with legal cases brought against the NHS is highly expensive and amounts to "an almost systematic lack of compassion" towards victims of negligence, MPs warned today. In a scathing indictment of the complex...
My Husband Died at Potters Bar 20 Years after My Son's Suicide. It's like I'm Living in a Nightmare; Heartache of Author Nina Bawden
Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI A SURVIVOR of the Potters Bar rail crash who lost her husband in the disaster told today of the true extent of her loss, as the full tragic story emerged of the suicide of her eldest son. Author Nina Bawden escaped...
New Post Chief Scraps 30,000 Jobs, 3,000 Offices and Second Post
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE new boss of the Post Office today announced the scrapping of 30,000 jobs and the closure of 3,000 urban post offices. The second post is to be axed and the cost of sending a letter increased by a penny on first and second...
Nikkei Is Testing Lows despite Exports Relief; Market Report
Byline: RAY HEATH JAPANESE stocks were testing two-month lows today as investors ignored stronger signs of an upward trend in the country's exports in April. While other major Asian markets were lifted by strong overnight gains in US technology...
Now Watch Us Go; Sol's World Cup Pledge to Nation over Denmark
Byline: KEN DYER SOL CAMPBELL vowed today that the knockout stages of the World Cup will bring out the best in England. The Arsenal defender believes Sven- Goran Eriksson's side will respond to the pressure of the match against Denmark in Niigata...
Parking Law Makes Criminals of Us All; with Their Draconian New Privatised Parking Controls, Ruthless Councils Are Levying a Supertax on the Bewildered Road User
Byline: SIMON JENKINS I AM an equable sort. I take London as it comes, pay my taxes and submit to parking fines when I find I have overstayed the meter's welcome. I say that people who complain about these things cannot stand the city's heat...
Pay Battle May Stop Park Galas
Byline: CHARLES MIRANDA LONDON'S popular series of royal park summer festivals is in the balance today, with park staff expected to vote for industrial action over a 10-month-old pay dispute. The Royal Parks Agency and Constabulary staff, who...
Peace Breaks out for Mick
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN MICK McCARTHY has ended his confrontation with FIFA over his team's facilities in Seoul. The Irish manager moved their training-base in the South Korean capital this afternoon after rejecting FIFA's original venue. Ireland...
Pickings Look Slim for ITV Digital Creditors
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CREDITORS turning up for today's formal meeting to pick over the carcass of what was ITV Digital were expected to find that the bones had already been pretty much picked clean. Administrator Nick Dargan of Deloitte &...
Plant a Million Trees; Join Our Great New Campaign to Give Our Bleakest City Streets a Greener New Life
Byline: GERAINT SMITH THE Evening Standard today launches a campaign to plant a million trees in London and breathe new life into the capital. In association with the environmental charity, Trees for London, the Standard is inviting readers to sponsor...
Posh Sued for 'Rude Attack That Wrecked Family Shop'
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON VICTORIA BECKHAM has been branded "rude and loud and unreasonable" in the Appeal Court today. While husband David leads England to hoped-for further World Cup glory, she was being accused of almost destroying a family business...
Racing's Real Handicap; the System Is to Blame, Not Just the 'Cheats'
Byline: CLARE BALDING HORSE racing has come under the whip this week with the highly publicised Kenyon Confronts programme exposing trainers for attempting to cheat the handicap system. I say "attempting" because the main example used was a horse...
Rail Safety Trainer Is Suspended after Standard's Shock Findings
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR THE safety trainer at the centre of the Evening Standard's exposE of rail safety breaches has been suspended and lost his licence to work in rail education following an investigation by Railtrack. Railtrack today confirmed...
Rain Doesn't Bother Elsworth; Soft+ Ground Forecast for Royal Ascot
Byline: COLIN FLEETWOOD JONES WITH Royal Ascot looking as if it could open on the softest ground ever recorded at the fixture, trainer David Elsworth thinks he could be singing in the rain at the racing extravaganza, writes Colin Fleetwood Jones....
Recognition for a Lost Literary Voice; the Arts: With a Memorial at Poets' Corner, Fanny Burney Is at Last Receiving the Honour Due to an Important 18th Century Author
Byline: KATE CHISHOLM WHEN the window dedicated to the memory of Frances ( popularly known as Fanny) Burney is unveiled late this afternoon in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, her name will join Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Bronte sisters...
Rest on Your Floral Laurels; the Dress of the Summer Is Flimsy and Flowery
Byline: LAURA CRAIK WHAT'S the dress of the season? That depends on who you ask. More pertinently, it depends on how you look. If you're tall and reedy, it might be Marc Jacobs's purple, wraparound number with yellow piping. If you're tall and reedy,...
Schmeichel: We Wanted England
Byline: LEO SPALL PETER SCHMEICHEL believes Denmark should be pleased they are facing England in the last 16 of the World Cup rather than Sweden or Argentina. The Manchester City goalkeeper and BBC World Cup pundit reckons his country will not...
Security Alert as Satellite Viewers Pick Up Secret US Spyplane Pictures
SATELLITE TV viewers in Britian and Europe can watch live broadcasts of anti-terroist operations being carried out by American spyplanes in the Balkans, it was claimed today. The secret video links pose a serious security problem, making it easier...
Spending Must Slow or Rates Rise Says George
Byline: JANE PADGHAM INTEREST rate fears gripped the City today after Bank of England Governor Sir Edward George warned the monetary policy committee would have "no option" but to raise the cost of borrowing if consumer spending growth did not slow....
Spinning a Fine Tale; Film
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER SPIDERMAN Cert 12, 121 mins YOU could call Spider-Man, if you were tempted, Batman with cobwebs. But it would be wrong. It's far darker, more complex and - good grief ! - even moving. The hero is no Superman, either....
Swans Lost in Space; DANCE
Byline: JUDITH FLANDERS Swan Lake, Albert Hall AS I was sitting in the vast wasteland that is the Albert Hall, I began to think of polar exploration, as you do. In the days when the land was terra incognita, explorers had a purpose. But once...
Teacher Tells of Samurai Sword Gang on Rampage
Byline: ROD MCNEIL THE deputy head of an Essex college told of her terror when a teenager approached her waving a samurai sword, shouting "Come and get yours." Havering College vice-principal Denise Brown explained that gangs of Asian and black...
Teddington Look Good to Be the Prize Guys Again
Byline: ALEXANDER CLYDE THE signs are promising for Teddington to return to their trophy-winning days. In a golden decade between 1989 and 1998 the west London club won the National Knockout Cup twice, the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy three...
Text Message Saves Stranded Britons from Mountain Hell
Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI TWO British backpackers stranded for 36 hours without food and water in an Australian mountain range were saved after sending an SOS text message from their mobile phone. Simone Stern, 29, and her friend Stefano Masiello,...
Thanks, but No Pranks
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH NOT only does my accountant have the best name in the business (he really is called Nat West), but he's also the source of some great laconic asides. "The only thing in my house that's pink and hard is the Financial Times...
THE GREAT POST JOBS MASSACRE; 30,000 Face the Axe Second Post Scrapped 3,000 Offices to Close
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE new boss of the Post Office today announced the scrapping of 30,000 jobs and the closure of 3,000 urban post offices. The second post is to be scrapped and the cost of sending a letter will be increased by a penny on first...
Their Feud May Be over but Schmeichel and Wright Go Head-to-Head; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: LEO SPALL PETER SCHMEICHEL and Ian Wright will be together on the BBC pundits' sofa for England's second round clash against Denmark on Saturday. The pair finally buried their bitter sixyear feud from their playing days earlier this week...
The Making of Rio Ferdinand; Countdown to Denmark V England in Niigata, Saturday, 12.30pm: Keegan Snub Made a World of Difference to England's Rolls-Royce
Byline: KEN DYER HARRY REDKNAPP, never a manager to undersell his players, was always banging on about this gangly teenager from south London. So I had heard a lot about Rio Ferdinand long before I met him. "A real Rolls-Royce," Redknapp would...
The Singular Mr Leighton; Consignia Looks the Biggest Challenge for Man Who Went Plural
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THERE is something vaguely comical about Allan Leighton. Perhaps it is the little business homilies that pepper his conversation (he is the man who invented the phrase "going plural"). Maybe it is the self-consciously brutal...
The Truth about No 10, Black Rod and Me; This Week Downing Street Dropped Its Complaint to the PCC about the Prime Minister's Role in the Queen Mother's Funeral. Here We Reveal the Full Facts about the Damning Memo That Made the Government Back Down
Byline: PETER OBORNE TONY Blair has always claimed that he wants to "modernise" Britain. It would be more accurate to say that he wants to postmodernise it. The central insight of Blair's New Labour is the central insight of postmodernism: perception...
Thousands in Race to Flee the Wildest Wildfire
Byline: RICHARD HOLLIDAY THE late afternoon sun struggles to penetrate the intense cloud of smoke and ash - which is visible from outer space - as families flee the biggest wildfire in history in the US state of Colorado. Smoke from the blaze,...
Three Cliff Fall Dead May Be Suicide Pact
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR DETECTIVES are today investigating a possible triple suicide after the bodies of three people were found at the foot of a 200ft cliff at a well-known beauty spot. Horrified witnesses saw the two men and a woman fall from...
Too Glossy to Be True; Film
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER BETTY FISHER AND OTHER STORIES X Cert 15, 103 mins I've liked much of director Claude Miller's past work, especially Garde a Vue (1981), a tense New Year's Eve interrogation of a respected citizen on a rape charge, and...
Top Sackings; World Cup Focus
Stand up Victor Pua and Srecko Katanec and accept Standard Sport's admiration for being the first World Cup coaches to do the decent thing and resign. Victor and Srecko knew that neither Uruguay nor Slovenia were good enough; so they quit. "I don't...
Trescothick Puts England in Command
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MARCUS TRESCOTHICK narrowly failed to complete back-to-back Test centuries at Old Trafford today after Sri Lanka had helped him on his way with back-to-back dropped catches. England's vice-captain played a huge part in the...
True Tale Needs Retelling; THEATRE
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Sob Stories, BAC, SW11 A DARK stormy night, a mysterious stranger, and an empty house by the sea have long been stock elements in the suspense game, but this quirky piece is more likely to slow the pulse than to quicken...
Turkey Rewrite Their History
Byline: DAVID BOND Turkey 3 China 0 TURKEY reached the second round of the World Cup for the first time in their history today following a comfortable victory over China. The Turks, with one eye on Brazil's game against Costa Rica in Suwon,...
Volatile Wall St Casts Shadow over Footsie; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK A NEAR 175-point turnaround by the Dow in New York last night provided the springboard for an initial mark-up of share prices in London today. But it was a half-hearted affair with prices failing to consolidate at their...
We're Not Favourites, Says Brazil Manager
Byline: MATT HUGHES Costa Rica 2 Brazil 5 BRAZIL coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists his side should not be World Cup favourites despite another goal-fest in Suwon. The Brazilians scored 11 goals in three group games, qualifying with maximum points...
What's Next for Posh; Scene & Heard: Now She's without a Record Deal, We Ask the Experts How They'd Reposition Victoria Beckham
Byline: NICK CURTIS DREARY Mancunian rain beats on the windows, and the young, unemployed mum tugs a cardigan tighter around her swollen stomach. She hasn't seen her husband for days (he's off with the lads), the recent split from her record label...
Which of These Control Freaks Will Come Top?; Scene & Heard
Byline: PETE CLARK NOW the fireworks are over and the Indian vegetarian banquet has been safely digested, Paul and Heather McCartney will be settling down to a life of happily married bliss. They have both been married before - he famously successfully,...
Why Great Expectations Could Quickly Turn into Hard Times
Byline: CLARE BALDING JUST before kick-off between England and Nigeria yesterday morning, the discussion on the radio flirted with England meeting Brazil in the semi-finals. In the excitement of the moment, someone must have pressed the fast-forward...
Woods to Return from Hong Kong
Byline: COLIN FLEETWOOD JONES FORMER Newmarket-based jockey Wendyll Woods is returning to his roots, just after his brother Sean has left to train at the former colony, writes Colin Fleetwood Jones. Wendyll, 39, has not ridden in Britain since...
Yard's Shocking Snapshot of a Day's Crime in London; 3,372 Offences in 24 Hours Show Challenge Facing Entire Judicial System
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY;DAVID TAYLOR;PHILIP NETTLETON;DAVID TAYLOR AN AVERAGE of 3,372 crimes are committed every 24 hours in London, according to a startling new survey. A unique snapshot of crime reveals that more than two offences take place...
Yell a Good Call; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON YELL, the directories business sold in the fire sale of assets by BT a few months ago, confirmed today that it is coming back to the stock market. The indicative float price is between 270p and 345p a share, which puts...
Yell Rings the Right Numbers for a Successful Float; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON YELL, the directories business sold in the fire sale of assets by BT a few months ago, confirmed today that it is coming back to the stock market. The indicative float price is between 270p and 345p a share, which puts...
Yes I Was Sacked, but It's Done Me a Big Favour; Scene & Heard
Byline: NEIL NORMAN TO be very publicly sacked from Broadway's biggest hit show in years might seem like every actor's worst nightmare - but for Englishman Henry Goodman, the experience has proved a career-booster. Just two months ago the National...
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