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Articles from September 28, 2005

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3 STABBED AT PAGE3PARTY; 'Carnage' as Brawl Breaks out at a Mayfair Nightclub
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS THREE men were stabbed today when a Mayfair party for Page3 models ended in "carnage". The victims, all believed to be involved in extreme sports, were knifed in a brawl outside the Funky Buddha nightclub. One man is in...
All Hours Drinking? Not If You've a Law Lord for a Neighbour; PUB UPSETS FORMIDABLE OPPONENT IN BID TO EXTEND OPENING HOURS
Byline: ED HARRIS WHEN a pub in one of Islington's leafiest quarters applied for longer hours, the owners might have guessed there would be opposition. After all, this was Barnsbury, home to many of London's leading legal and media figures. But...
All the Trimmings; DESIGN NEWS
Byline: KATIE LAW Mail order Cloud nine: In the latest Baer & Ingram mail-order catalogue, the company run by Susanna Baer (aka Mrs Kevin McCloud) and her business partner, Caroline Ingram, you will find plenty of delicate and tasteful items...
And Incidentally
Byline: TRISTRAM HUNT BEFORE they start measuring up for curtains, Gordon Brown's takeover team at No 11 must be wary - and not just because of the Prime Minister's confident speech yesterday. For British history is not exactly chockfull of political...
ANIMAL FANATICS TARGET CHILDREN; Nurseries Give in to Militants
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK CHILDREN'S nurseries have been threatened with attacks by animal rights extremists. Directors of Leapfrog Day Nurseries were told to sever all ties with a company involved in animal testing within a week or "suffer the...
A Piece of Cake; Helping More People Become Homeowners Is One of the Government's Key Aims. New Schemes Are Making It Easier
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES SHARED ownership is a low-cost route into the property market. Thousands of new "part-buy, part-rent" homes are available through housing associations, many of which have ditched their old image and rebranded themselves...
Arsenal Look the Part at Long Last; Hamstrung by Injuries and Adrift in the League, Arsene Wenger Hails an Exemplary Victory in Europe, Writes Ian Chadband
Byline: IAN CHADBAND AFTER one of Arsenal's most satisfying recent European triumphs, executed with some degree of comfort in the face of adversity at the home of one of the continent's most celebrated clubs, Sol Campbell was asked whether it persuaded...
BAE Ready for Takeoff If Britain Seals Saudi Deal
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE BAE Systems is the one to watch in the multibillion-pound arms deal being hatched between the British Government and Saudi Arabia. Reports yesterday had it that Tony Blair and Defence Secretary John Reid have been holding...
Barratt Set to Beat Rivals in 'Challenging' Market
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER THE boss of Britain's biggest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, today warned of another full year ahead of "challenging" housing markets. But Barratt chief executive David Pretty said his firm is in a good position yet...
Blair's Last Battle; as Gordon Brown and Tony Blair Deliver Sharply Different Visions of Reform, Can They Really Govern Together?
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY YESTERDAY the Prime Minister delivered a meditation on the impact of globalisation on Britain. Change was essential for Labour to understand and act on. "We are the changemakers!" cried Mr Blair to the startled ranks of delegates...
Bully, 16, Guilty of Killing Boy's Father
Byline: PAUL SIMS A 16-YEAR-OLD bully who stabbed a man through the heart as he tried to stand up for his son was facing life behind bars today. The Old Bailey heard how the 16-year-old and his 14-year-old friend had subjected their 13-year-old...
Catch the Magic of the Wild Mushroom Season
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION FOOD SPY THE anticipation is unbearable as we edge towards October and the climax of another wild mushroom season. These tasty fungi wait until they have just the right conditions and then they appear, an overnight sensation....
CHELSEA BOSS SCOOPS [Pounds Sterling]7bn; Nightmare for Rivals as Roman Cashes in Russian Oil Empire
Byline: NICK GOODWAY;JONATHAN PRYNN CHELSEA FC owner Roman Abramovich today made [pounds sterling]7.4 billion in an oil deal. The money generated will cause concern among football rivals struggling to compete with the buying power of the Premiership...
Child Charity Boss Mugged by Eight-Year-Olds
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE head of a children's charity has told how she was mugged by a gang of "hoodies", some as young as eight. Michele Elliott, director of Kidscape, was attacked at Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater by at least 10 children...
Cityspy
EQUITABLE LIFE wants to drop its [pounds sterling]750 million case with 15 former directors as soon as possible, and the directors may want to settle, but there's also what their lawyers think is best. Seven of the ex-directors have conditional...
Come Clean on Euro, Tory Rivals Tell Clarke
Byline: JOE MURPHY KENNETH CLARKE came under fire today after refusing to clarify his position on the single currency. The former chancellor, in a magazine interview, would not say what he would do if Tony Blair tried to make Britain join the...
Compass Chief Bailey to Quit after Poor Year
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE COMPASS chief executive Mike Bailey is to quit after a dismal year for the world's biggest caterer. Bailey, who worked his way up to the boardroom after starting as a chef at Ford when he was 15, today said he was stepping...
Crazy about; for a Perfect Autumn Show, Let Walls, Floors and Furniture Shimmer with the Simmering Glow of Copper. Barbara Chandler Finds out How to Shine
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER COPPER is king of the metallics, shimmering its way through furnishings. It is the perfect autumn material; rich and warm, and just made for the season. A raft of new products will bring an easy gleam of copper to your...
Diary; Labour Conference
Today's hot topic WHAT next for the great Blair-Brown feud? According to senior ministers loyal to the Prime Minister, Mr Brown should accept defeat with as much grace as he can muster. One Cabinet colleague insists it is in the Chancellor's best...
Diary of an Estate Agent; Tortoises Make an Expensive Move, a Porsche Looks for a Home and the World's Worst DIY Job Is in the West End
Monday Several tenants moved in over the weekend and I was hoping there were no complications. However, my first call was from an American complaining that the carpets in his [pounds sterling]400a-week Maida Vale flat were dirty when he arrived....
Disappearing Cats and Squatter Chic; THE STREET
Byline: JO-ANN GOODWIN WELL, 12 days missing and still no sign of our cat, Muhammad Ali. The local paper did us proud, with a picture of Ali looking his bat-eared best. Despite this, and the 175 posters we've put up, there was not a single phone...
Dougherty Aiming to Be the Star of Ryder Cup Show
Byline: DAVID SMITH COLIN MONTGOMERIE called them his "Hollywood Pairing" and joked that he put them out first on the opening day of the Seve Trophy so that the rest of the Great Britain and Ireland team could get ready without having to wade knee...
Doughnuts in, Sweets out on School Menus; LABOUR CONFERENCE
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE Government today named the items it will be banning in schools as part of its war on junk food. Sweets will be off the menu - but doughnuts and iced buns will not. Revealing a list of new guidelines to combat obesity...
England Jailed for Three Years over Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Charge; World at a Glance
. PRIVATE Lynndie England has been sentenced to three years in jail by a military panel for abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail last year. The 22-year-old American, who faced up to 10 years in prison, has also been given a dishonourable...
'Evil Knievil' Ousted in AIM Share Dealing Row
Byline: ROBERT LEA INFAMOUS share trader Simon Cawkwell has had his brief career as a listed company director abruptly ended after he was found to have broken Stock Exchange rules. Cawkwell - known in the market as Evil Knievil - broke stock...
Fergie's New Fledglings Don't Fear Euro Heights
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON Manchester Utd 2 Benfica 1 SIR ALEX FERGUSON has told his young players they have nothing to fear in the Champions League because they spend every day in training playing against "the best footballers in Britain". Ferguson...
Forget Tony, Ken Wants 11 More Years in Power
Byline: PAUL WAUGH KEN LIVINGSTONE intends to stand for a third and fourth term as Mayor so that he will be in charge during the Olympics. He has told the Evening Standard he will contest the 2008 and 2012 elections. This would take him to 2016,...
For the Pack, Blair vs Brown Is the Only Game in Town
Byline: JOHN LLOYD New Labour discipline may minimise leadership rifts but the press still has column inches to fill AT LABOUR'S conference this week, the media have been getting up to the oldest trick in the coverage of New Labour - stirring...
French Perfection; Find Lovely Food, Cute Cottages and Lush Countryside in the Home of Armagnac and Foie Gras. Cathy Hawker Tours South-West France
Byline: CATHY HAWKER THE gentle charms of south-west France are well known to experienced travellers and property investors alike. Beautiful medieval towns sit in scenic countryside with walnut and chestnut trees, vineyards and glorious sunflowers....
Friday's Big Race at Newmarket
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM AIDAN O'BRIEN will be double-handed when he tries to win the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes for the fourth time in six years at Newmarket, writes Graham Cunningham. Art Museum and Ivan Denisovich form the Ballydoyle...
From Goggle Box, to the Google Box; Web TV Brings Hit Shows to PCs
Byline: MARK PRIGG GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting popular television programmes over the internet. The search engine has already signed up an American TV channel to provide programmes for its Google TV channel and is in talks with the BBC to...
From Size 8 to 16 in One Day; as Topshop Confesses to Making Its Dress Sizes Bigger, Our Size 12 Writer Tries to Find What Really Fits Her in the High Street Shops
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM WE ALL know which dress size we are - and which we'd like to be, but now achieving the ideal is, in theory at least, easier than we thought. This week Topshop publicly admitted to making its sizes deliberately bigger in response...
Get Ready to Bloom; GARDENING NEWS
Byline: PATTIE BARRON The kindest cut There are no strict rules in pruning, only guidance and common sense with a bit of courage thrown in. So writes garden designer and consultant Fiona Hopes who - thankfully - gives lots of guidance and common...
Go-Ahead for [Pounds Sterling]30million City Academy despite Huge Protests; LABOUR CONFERENCE
Byline: JACK LEFLEY A NEW city academy in north London has been given the go-ahead despite furious public opposition. The plan to demolish a popular primary school to make way for the [pounds sterling]30 million academy has caused an outcry among...
Google Your Favourite Show ... and Then Watch It on PC
Byline: MARK PRIGG GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet. The search engine has already signed up an American TV channel to provide programmes for its Google TV channel and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast...
Go on, Blow the Bonus; the Financial Rewards for City High-Flyers This Year Are Set to Be Astronomical. from a Pair of Diamond-Encrusted Handcuffs to a Million-Pound Car, Here's Our Shopping List for Big Spenders
TECHNO BLING Baby Phat's case for the Sony PlayStation Portable will undoubtedly get you noticed. Made from 1lb of gold, it is encrusted with 8 carats of yellow and black diamonds. Available from Harrods, [pounds sterling]20,000. ALAN CLARK'S WINE...
Has the Observer Lost Its Soul? Richard Ingrams Has Left the Paper after 18 Years as a Columnist - and He's Not Going Quietly
Byline: DAVID ROWAN RICHARD Ingrams is leaving The Observer, quite fittingly, in the style his readers would expect - spitting all the tightly worded venom of the professional grumpy old man. His target this time, however, is not the pro-Israel...
Head2head
Robert Pires v Tomas Galasek ONE-NIL to the Arsenal. Pires had one of his most influential games - seeking out the ball, easing the pressure on the defence and showing composure when taking the penalty for the second goal. He showed why Arsene...
Headteacher: I Had to Bring in a Policeman to Keep Order
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES A HEADTEACHER has told how she was forced to introduce a police officer to maintain order at her school. Kenny Frederick, who runs George Green's School on the Isle of Dogs, made the move to combat a host of problems, including...
Hecklers Thrown out for Jeering Straw; Labour Conference
Byline: JASON BEATTIE TWO delegates were ejected from the Labour conference today after heckling Jack Straw over Iraq. Amid rowdy scenes, a man in his Eighties was manhandled from the hall for jeering the Foreign Secretary. The delegate shouted...
Hewitt Tries to Head off Row on Private Health; LABOUR CONFERENCE
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE PRIVATE health care sector is being "nationalised" by the NHS, ministers will declare today. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt will try to head off a bitter clash with unions by arguing that the Government is stripping...
Hockney Rant over Smoking Ban Leaves MP's Ears Burning
Byline: VALENTINE LOW DAVID HOCKNEY, being a Yorkshireman, is a man of firm opinions. And being somewhat hard of hearing, he also tends to shout a bit. Perhaps Welsh Labour MP Julie Morgan knew all this when she agreed to go on Radio 4's Today...
HOMES GOSSIP; Rob's in the Dog House over Move
Byline: COMPTON MILLER Hollywood actor Rob Lowe (right) is living in Chelsea while he stars in the West End courtroom drama, A Few Good Men. The producers of the show have rented a four-bedroom flat near the King's Road for his five-month stay....
How Hoggy Bowled Me over in His Classy Style
Byline: JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT WHEN Matthew Hoggard arrives at the appointed place, I don't at first spot him. His blond haystack has become a muddy strawberry and is fashionably spikey. All around us professional cricketers in dinner jackets are...
How Jazz Is Giving the Kids Sax Appeal; A Jazz Explosion Is Revolutionising Our Music Colleges and Creating a New Generation of Stars
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS JAMIE Cullum, the 25-year old jazz-rock balladeer whose new album is out this week, has flummoxed critics from either side of a traditional divide: how has this "tousle-headed happy chappie from Wiltshire" done the unthinkable...
How Locals Brought in Big Wigs (Literally) to Fight Late Licence
Byline: ED HARRIS WHEN a pub in one of Islington's leafiest quarters applied for a licence enabling it to open longer, the owners might have guessed there would be some opposition. After all, this was Barnsbury, home to many of London's leading...
How Tony's Gang Vanquished the Left Wing
Byline: DIANE ABBOTT ANYBODY wandering around the Labour Party conference this week would be entitled to ask: where's the Left? When I became a MP in 1987, the Labour Left seemed to be sweeping all before it. Every year at party conference we...
Ignore Critics, We Can Rule the World; after Surviving Yet Another Turbulent Period in Charge, Sven-Goran Eriksson Is as Determined as Ever to Lead England to World Cup Glory
Byline: MICHAEL HART WHILE mulling over the prospect of another English club reaching the European Cup Final, Sven-Goran Eriksson realised that such a happy conclusion to the season might actually disrupt his World Cup preparations. The England...
In Brief
New arrest over 21 July bombs A MAN has been arrested in connection with the alleged attempted terror attacks on London on 21 July. Scotland Yard said the 36-year-old man was held at 5.05pm yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender and alleged...
In Brief
Brit Insurance puts dual hurricane toll at [pounds sterling]145m BRIT Insurance today said it will be hit for [pounds sterling]145 million in claims relating to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The insurer said claims from Katrina alone will be [pounds...
In Brief
Barratt set to beat rivals in 'challenging' markets HOUSEBUILDER Barratt today warned of another year of "challenging" housing markets but said it was well-placed to outperform the sector on profits growth. Underlying pre-tax profits grew to...
Insurers Caught in Eye of Storm Damage Claims
Byline: SARAH MARKS MARKET REPORT HOUSTON might have escaped the worst ravages of Hurricane Rita but the insurance industry has been harder hit than anticipated. German giant Munich Re said today it reckons Rita could cost it around e230 million...
Insurers Caught in Eye of Storm Damage Claims
Byline: SARAH MARKS HOUSTON might have escaped the worst ravages of Hurricane Rita but the insurance industry has been harder hit than anticipated. German giant Munich Re said today it reckons Rita could cost it around e230 million ([pounds sterling]156...
In the Air
` . ANXIOUS times at the Labour conference for Times journalist Tom Baldwin. His old foe, ex-Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft, has published an extremely disobliging book, Dirty Politics, Dirty Times, in which he attacks Baldwin's New Labour sympathies...
It's Boomtime for Commuters; WHAT TO SEE THIS WEEKEND with Soaring Commuter Numbers, Developers Are Building New Homes Next to Busy Town Stations
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES FOR many homebuyers working in London there comes a point when a property outside the capital offers sufficiently good value to make a longer commute worthwhile. During the past decade, there has been a 53 per cent jump in...
I've Been a Miserable Father and Husband; Jamie Oliver Admits That His Journey around Italy in a Camper Van Was an Excuse to Escape the Strains of Married Life and Domesticity
Byline: RICHARD MCCLURE JAMIE Oliver has escaped his gilded cage of late, taking time out from rose-cheeked dinner ladies and pimply trainee chefs to immerse himself in Italian cuisine. The day job, he says, was getting him down, so he went to Italy...
I Will Walk Down Aisle, Says Bride Who Lost Legs in Blast
Byline: FRANK THORNE;ED HARRIS A WOMAN who lost her legs in the King's Cross bombing has vowed to walk down the aisle at her wedding in December. Police believe Gillian Hicks, head of public and major events at the British Design Council, was...
Jokey Formula Hides Serious Maths Lesson
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY The Story Of 1 8pm, BBC1 WHAT'S this - a primetime programme all about maths? And on BBC1? Surely it's some sort of mistake? Or one of those programmes where the facts are disguised under a dressing of jokes, graphics,...
KEN: I WANT 11 MORE YEARS; EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Bids to Lead London through the 2012 Olympics
Byline: PAUL WAUGH KEN LIVINGSTONE intends to stand for a third and fourth term as Mayor so that he will be in charge during the Olympics. Mr Livingstone has told the Evening Standard he will contest the 2008 and 2012 elections. This would take...
Labour Faces Huge Losses in London, Says Secret Study
Byline: PAUL WAUGH LABOUR is facing electoral meltdown in London in next year's local elections, a secret report has shown. The internal study commissioned for the London Labour Party warns the party is " vulnerable" to losing control of nine...
Livingstone Wants to Be Mayor for 11 More Years
Byline: PAUL WAUGH KEN LIVINGSTONE intends to stand for a third and fourth term as Mayor so that he will be in charge during the Olympics. He has told the Evening Standard he will contest the 2008 and 2012 elections. This could take him to 2016,...
London's Become a No-No for Bohos
Byline: NICK COHEN YOU think you know London? You think you know that in Islington, say, Lefties trawl second-hand bookshops for that undeservedly obscure collection of Uzbek poetry before walking past the cheerfully dilapidated antique shops and...
Look Back in Pleasure to This Fifties Comic Period Piece; FIRST NIGHT: Epitaph for George Dillon, Comedy Theatre
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH MASOCHISTS like me, who love being plunged into suburban family life of the Fifties, when prissiness was all the rage and sex, drugs and rock'n'roll were out of bounds, should have real fun with Epitaph For George Dillon....
Made to Measure; London's Biggest Self-Build Show Opens This Weekend. Now Is the Time to Lay the Foundations for the Home You Always Wanted
Byline: FAY SWEET GROWING numbers of us want to build our dream home, so this weekend's Homebuilding & Renovating Show has plenty to offer those serious about rolling up their sleeves and tackling a project. For inspiring and practical design...
Menezes Brother Calls for Met Chief Blair to Be Sacked
Byline: MATHEUS SANCHEZ THE BROTHER of Tube shooting victim Jean Charles de Menezes today vowed to "get justice" as the family geared up to grill British authorities over the death. Giovani da Silva, 30, has accompanied his parents Maria de Menezes,...
Mobile Man on Hold for a [Pounds Sterling]14 Billion Takeover Bid
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST PROFILE CITY EDITOR WHAT must it be like to be Peter Erskine? WHAT must it be like to be Peter Erskine? I'm thinking this as I rush into the restaurant to meet him. I'm late - no change there - all perspiring hustle...
More Clout for Diamond in Overhaul at Barclays
Byline: BILL CONDIE BOB Diamond, the [pounds sterling]15-million-ayear Barclays executive who finally joined the board in June, is poised to extend his power base in a radical overhaul of business banking operations. Under the restructuring proposals,...
More Than 120 Pupils Are Being Ejected from Schools in London Every Week
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES SCHOOLS in parts of London are excluding more than 120 pupils a week as teachers struggle against a big increase in violence, figures show today. Expulsions and suspensions for physical and verbal abuse against teachers...
Mourinho Turns Up the Heat with Jibe at Morientes
Byline: LEO SPALL JOSE MOURINHO has accused Fernando Morientes of using Chelsea to lay the groundwork for his next move, writes Leo Spall. Mourinho believes the Liverpool striker has already envisaged his demise at Liverpool just nine months...
Mourinho Untroubled by Mouthy Morientes
Byline: LEO SPALL JOSE MOURINHO has accused Fernando Morientes of using Chelsea to lay the groundwork for his next move. Mourinho believes the Liverpool striker has already envisaged his demise at Liverpool just nine months into his Anfield career...
My Double Life Can Be So Confusing; CITY LIVES
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH I AM trying to adapt to my schizophrenic existence. There's the me who lives in the countryside with my three children, and there's this person who works in London three days a week. On a Sunday night, after a weekend...
MY LIFE OF WEDDED BLISS; the Nation's Favourite Musician Says He's Happier Than Ever after Marrying His Long-Term Squeeze
Byline: MARY KEANE THE images of Jools Holland firmly lodged in my mind are those of the sneering, sexy 20-year-old keyboard player with post- punk band Squeeze, and the acerbic copresenter of Eighties television show The Tube, with the late Paula...
Only I Can Beat Labour Declares Clarke after Rule Change Vote Boost
Byline: JOE MURPHY KENNETH CLARKE relaunched his leadership election campaign today in the wake of the Tory rule change fiasco. The former Chancellor marked the collapse of rules that would have given the final say to MPs, by holding a special...
Paper Round
DAILY MAIL A FAMILY fun fair featuring Gary Stretch, a man with flexible skin, Captain Dan, who eats lightbulbs and opens beer bottle with his eye sockets, and Oyounga the contortionist has been banned from being called a "freak show". Organisers...
Parents' Pilgrimage to Tube Where Son Was Shot Dead
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;CHRIS MILLAR THE family of the Brazilian shot dead by police in Stockwell went to the scene of his death today. On the second day of a visit to London already fraught with grief, the parents of Jean Charles de Menezes retraced...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY The Story of 1 8pm, BBC1 What's this - a primetime programme all about maths? And on BBC1? Surely some sort of mistake? Or one of those programmes where the facts are disguised under a dressing of jokes, graphics, special...
Poker - Why It's London's Biggest Deal; Once the Preserve of the Hardened Gambler, Celebrities, Sportsmen, and Even Women Are Getting out the Chips
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THE MAN sitting across the table from me is the former world champion, a man who has won more money playing poker than I will ever earn by the rather more mundane process of picking up a salary cheque every month. But with...
Polanski with the Best of Twists; REVIEW: Oliver Twist, National Film Theatre
Byline: NICK CURTIS NOVELIST John Irving claimed recently that Roman Polanski's film of Oliver Twist was "better than Dickens". I wouldn't go that far. But on its British premiere last night it struck me as a version of Dickens's novel that ranks...
Prada School for Girls'; Glamorous Boarder' Look on Catwalk in Milan
Byline: LAURA CRAIK THERE are fashion shows and there are Prada shows. While much of Milan seems unsure in which direction to head for next spring, Miuccia Prada's compass is fixed firmly on pastures new. As if to signify that she is always moving...
Really Useful Bargains; Alison Cork Installs an Alarm, So She Can Sleep Safely in Her New Bed after a Day Digging in the Garden and Finding Fab Furniture
Byline: ALISON CORK Glorious giveaways Dig deep From the Wilkinson Sword Classic gardening range come two garden essentials in stainless steel: a digging spade and fork. The spade and fork have sturdy beech handles, so can be used for the...
Reflecting on Silver; Mediterranean Flair and British Innovation Take Centre Stage in Two Silverware Shows Guaranteed to Give Buyers Plenty to Glow About
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS WALK into a jeweller in Italy and you will find silver on sale, both reproduction and contemporary. "In Italy you can buy cutting-edge silverware in the high street as a matter of course," says Eric Turner of the V&A's...
Resurgent Sol Gives Eriksson Selection Dilemma
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS SOL CAMPBELL made it clear today how determined he is to win back his England place. The Arsenal defender has missed all three international matches this season but has been in impressive form since his return from ankle...
Retail Giants Queue to Warn of Plunging Sales
Byline: NICK GOODWAY;JIM ARMITAGE LONDON retail giants HMV and House of Fraser today warned of a significant slowing in sales in the wake of the July bombings and a sharp downturn in consumer spending. Comet electrical goods stores owner Kesa...
Retail Giants Queue to Warn of Plunging Sales; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: NICK GOODWAY;JIM ARMITAGE LONDON retail giants HMV and House of Fraser today warned of a significant slowing in sales in the wake of the July bombings and a sharp downturn in consumer spending. Comet electrical goods stores owner Kesa...
Return to Glory; the Forgotten Grandeur of Persia's Once Great Empire Is Revealed in a Stunning Exhibition, Discovers
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS THE popular view of Iran, which was part of the Persian empire, rarely acknowledges the splendours of its past: its towering architecture, magnificent crafts and position as one of the cultural centres of the ancient world....
Rip-Off Councils; A Consumer Watchdog Has Called for an End to Local Authorities Ripping off Homeowners over Property Searches
Byline: LORNA BOURKE HOMEBUYERS and sellers are being ripped off by some local authorities, which are charging as much as [pounds sterling]269 for a property search. According to a report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the price of property...
'Second-Rate' Reds Have First-Class Goal; Liverpool May Be European Champions but They Still Have an Inferiority Complex Ahead of Tonight's Game against Chelsea, Reports Leo Spall
Byline: LEO SPALL AFTER winning the European Cup for the fifth time in their history, Liverpool should feel confident against anyone. Rafael Benitez's side overcame the might of Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan on their way to lifting the trophy in...
Security Inquiry after Commons Rooftop Protest
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS;JUSTIN DAVENPORT COMMONS protester Guy Harrison was behind bars today as another major investigation was launched into Parliament security. The Fathers4Justice campaigner scaled the rooftop of Westminster Hall yesterday...
Sol Stars as Arsenal Shine in Amsterdam
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS Ajax 1 Arsenal 2 SOL CAMPBELL made it clear today how determined he is to win back his England place. The Arsenal defender has missed all three international matches this season but has been in impressive form since...
Step Up for Families; from April, Parents Can Use a Self Invested Personal Pension to Help Their Children Buy Their First Home
Byline: LORNA BOURKE GETTING your adult child to leave home becomes ever more difficult as the price of that first flat carries on upwards. The average price of a property in London and the South-East is now [pounds sterling]238,950 and [pounds...
Strangers Found Dead in Car Park after First Internet Suicide Pact
Byline: TONY BASSETT TWO strangers killed themselves in a death pact after making contact through a suicide website. The bodies of student Christopher Aston, 25, and 42-year-old unemployed Maria Williams were found slumped in a red BMW car in...
Stratford Strikes Gold; A Eurostar Link, a [Pounds Sterling]4 Billion Regeneration and Olympic Makeover Will Raise Stratford's Game
Byline: ANTHEA MASEY STRATFORD, in the east London borough of Newham, is one of the capital's most deprived neighbourhoods and yet there is a sense of optimism in the air. It is the major beneficiary of the decision to stage the 2012 Olympics in...
Sven Bites Back at England Doubters; Coach Denies Becks Has Undue Influence EXCLUSIVE
Byline: KEN DYER SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON today hit back at suggestions that some of his England players are concerned about the undue influence of captain David Beckham within the squad. England have to win their remaining two World Cup qualifiers...
Sven: I Have Not Lost the England Players; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: KEN DYER SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON today hit back at suggestions that some of his England players are concerned about the undue influence of captain David Beckham within the squad. England have to win their remaining two World Cup qualifiers...
Take a Pew; Churches Can Make Stunning Homes
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES REDUNDANT churches, like Victorian schools, are high up on the hit list of developers looking for character buildings to convert. Many churches are in convenient locations and have architectural qualities - volume, light,...
The Equal of Painting
Byline: SUE STEWARD EXHIBITION Roger Fenton: Photographs 1852-60 Tate Britain THE Tate's engrossing exhibition of one of Britain's earliest photographers opens with Roger Fenton's credentials spelled out: lawyer, painter, the first photographer...
The Fabric of Dreams; Designer Gilly Newberry Mixes Luxurious Patterns with Tons of Daylight - Banning Curtains to Give a the Fresh and Airy Look. Katrina Burroughs Discovers Her at Home in Norfolk
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS GILLY Newberry's Georgian home in north Norfolk is a fabulous feast of pattern and texture, decorated with exuberantly painted ceramics and sumptuously upholstered walls. Newberry is the founder and owner of Bennison...
The Prize of a Lifetime; DON'T MISS OUT - THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FABULOUS [Pounds Sterling]500,000 LUXURY RIVERSIDE FLAT IN OUR FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY Jump on the Property Ladder with the Most Expensive Flat Ever Given Away by the Evening Standard
ONE lucky Evening Standard reader is in line to win this fabulous riverside flat in a package worth more than [pounds sterling]500,000. As well as giving away the flat for free, we are including a luxury furnishings package and the services of a top...
The Really Useful Column; This Week Alison Cork Finds Dishwasher-Proof Chopping Boards, Furniture on Wheels and a Jack of All Trades
Above board A range of wooden chopping boards that are also dishwasher proof has just been launched by Richlite. Made from wood-fibre laminate, the Epicurean chopping boards are not affected by prolonged exposure to water and, unlike wood, the...
Thoroughly Modern; Richard Page Found That the Dimensions of a Dilapidated 1930s House Perfectly Suited Being Reworked as a Modern, Open-Plan Family Home
Byline: FAY SWEET IN SEARCHING for his new family home, Richard Page followed the old adage - buy the worst property in the best location. Close to Wandsworth Common, in the well-kept streets of redbrick Victorian villas, he found a dilapidated...
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