The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Articles from October 2, 2002

A British Obsession; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PENNY KITCHEN Wish you were Loire If you long to live in France but aren't ready to retire, Penny Kitchen offers a solution: open a B&B in an unexplored corner of the beautiful Loire valley MY HUSBAND pored over the map: "I haven't...
Another Fine Message; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: LORNA BOURKE If your central-heating boiler is more than 15 years old, it's high time you called in the plumbers, says Lorna Bourke I NEED a new central-heating boiler. The current one is at least 14 years old. It was there when I bought...
A Painless Extraction; All Londoners Know the Problems of Cooking Smells and Finding the Correct Ventilation. Barbara Chandler Finds Clever and Good-Looking Ways of Extraction Homes & Property
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER ALONG with space and light, smells are a perennial London problem. Cooking smells pervade our homes, stick to our clothes, upset our flatmates, disturb the neighbours and destroy our summer evenings: why plant honeysuckle...
Arsenal on Their Guard for Fergie Target
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS WHEN Sir Alex Ferguson invites a player to look around Old Trafford and the club's Carrington training complex, it can be assumed the wily Scot has an ulterior motive. Add the revelation that Philippe Mexes has been on...
BA Executive in Suicide Leap from Office Block
Byline: GEORGE WRIGHT POLICE are investigating the death of a senior British Airways manager who apparently leapt from the 10th floor of a Heathrow office block. IT director Peter Radcliffe, 52, of Surbiton, Surrey - second in command of BA's...
Blair-Brown Double Act May Signal More Euro Dither
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE more Tony Blair commits himself to the euro the more it makes sense to bet against us joining in this Parliament. At the Labour Party conference yesterday Blair delivered a message of strong commitment. He said that...
Bling Bling Then Sing Sing as Ms Dynamite Steals Limelight at the Mobos
Byline: TIM COOPER IT DON'T mean a thing if it ain't bling bling - that was the message as the biggest names in black music gathered for the Mobo Awards. Stars and fans put on the glamour at the annual ceremony for Music Of Black Origin at the London...
Blunkett to Put 2,500 Extra Police on Beat; Labour at Blackpool
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY THOUSANDS more police are to be sent out on to Britain's streets as Tony Blair opens a new phase in the fight against rising crime. Home Secretary David Blunkett was preparing to announce the extra 2,500 officers by 2004...
Boy Dies under a Train on Supervised School Trip
Byline: TIM MILES A BOY with severe learning disabilities has been killed by a train after wandering off from a school trip. Patrick Mullins, 15, who was supposedly under one-to-one supervision, disappeared from his school group and made his...
Breast Self-Checks 'Don't Cut Rate of Cancer Deaths'
Byline: ED HARRIS REGULAR self-checking does not help cut the number of deaths from breast cancer, a major study reveals. Researchers found little evidence that the practice leads to earlier detection of the disease. "In spite of the fact...
British Museum to Return Drawings Looted by the Nazis to Jewish Family
Byline: LUKE LEITCH FOUR Old Master drawings looted by the Gestapo and now in the possession of the British Museum will be returned to the family of the Jewish collector they were stolen from. The British Museum today recognised a claim lodged...
Brokers Feel the Pinch as Punters Back Bookies
Byline: ANGUS MCCRONE IN PRIVATE client stockbrokers' offices the mood this autumn is grim. Trading volumes continue to slide, and investors' portfolios are shrinking. Round at spread bookmakers, by contrast, there is a trace of optimism mixed...
Captain Blair Boldly Goes into Battle ... with Himself; COMMENTARY: Labour at Blackpool
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY ALL party conferences come with a single question hanging over the leader - this one read: Will the Labour party finally lay a glove on its leader? He had started with a defeat from the floor on the Private Finance Initiative...
Carjacker Faces Life for Murder of Estate Agent
Byline: PAUL CHESTON Courts Correspondent A TEENAGER today pleaded guilty to murdering estate agent Tim Robinson in front of his girlfriend outside his Battersea flat. Mr Robinson, 25, and described by friends as "a lovely, friendly man", was...
Carrick's Courage Puts Fans to Shame
Byline: JOE BERNSTEIN FANS know a courageous player when they see one, which is why the West Ham supporterswho booed Michael Carrick a couple of weeks ago are unlikely to raise their voices again. How many other 21-year-olds struggling with form...
Choose the Very Best; Vote for Your Favourite Hotel and You Could Spend a Week Cruising the Med
UNTIL relatively recently, a weekend away in Britain as often as not meant migraine inducing wallpaper, bathroom suites in a choice of avocado or peach, and breakfasts drowning in rancid lard. But the hotel industry has travelled a long way in a few...
Cohen Lets His Nimble Fingers Do the Talking
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU;NICHOLAS DE JONGH;FIONA MOUNTFORD AT A time when magic has never been hipper, thanks to David Blaine and James Flint's novel 52 Ways to Magic America, Steve Cohen is a throwback. Despite having worked as Blaine's effects coordinator,...
Curbishley at a Loss over Charlton's Fall from Grace
Byline: LEO SPALL IF Alan Curbishley has anything left to prove as Charlton's manager after 11 years in the role at the club, he will probably get a chance to do it this season. His team are in an ever-deepening rut after being booed off at the...
Curbishley Has Mountain to Climb at Sinking Valley
Byline: LEO SPALL IF Alan Curbishley has anything left to prove as Charlton's manager after 11 years in the role at the club, he will probably get a chance to do it this season. His team are in an ever-deepening rut after being booed-off at the...
Dear Santa, Please Will You Bankrupt My Mummy
Byline: RACHEL JOHNSON ONLY 73 shopping days left till Christmas! I know that's not the most original opening line for a piece published as perilously close to the retail - I mean festive - season as 2 October, but there we go. Last week we parents...
Diary of an Estate Agent; HOMES & PROPERTY
A disaster-strewn week for a Chelsea negotiator involves a towed car, lost keys and an encounter with the police Monday Friday A morning meeting with a client at his six-bedroom apartment in Eaton Square, where his family have lived for 40 years. ...
Di Canio Bust-Up; Roeder Will Not Punish Captain for Row
Byline: JOE BERNSTEIN PAOLO DI CANIO will not be punished by manager Glenn Roeder after clashing with West Ham team-mate Tomas Repka. Di Canio had to be separated from Repka by another player from his own side after a furious row during West...
Don't Make Jokes with the Tabloids; Few People outside the Tory Party Had Heard of Peter Clarke, until He Was (Wrongly) Named Yesterday as a Former Lover of Edwina Currie. This Is Not the First False Claim against Him. Here, He Tells His Side of a Very Murky Story
Byline: PETER CLARKE IT is a disgrace. We think it would be in the best interests of your family and of the party if you resigned quickly and quietly," said the chairman of the party. The director of the party nodded his agreement. "What is the...
Don't Settle for Pot Luck; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: HENRY STUART Homes & Property lawyer Henry Stuart answers Londoners' queries If my wife and I were to separate and one of us moved out (whether by choice or mutual agreement) what would be the rights of the one who moved to our jointly...
Edwina, a Feminist? Don't Make Me Laugh
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH SO, now we have it. The political, as opposed to straightforward human interest, of the Currie-Major revelations has been a bit hard to discern so far. Now Edwina has put us right - she did intend to be a progressive...
Edwina Rages at Major's 'Atrocious Behaviour'
Byline: HUGH MUIR EDWINA CURRIE today launched a fresh and savage attack on her former lover John Major, accusing him of behaving "atrociously" and describing his ill-fated Back to Basics campaign as "evil". Speaking out for the first time since...
Edwina's New Tirade against Major for His 'Atrocious Behaviour'
Byline: HUGH MUIR;JAMES LANGTON EDWINA CURRIE launched a fresh and savage attack on her former lover John Major today, accusing him of behaving "atrociously" and describing his Back to Basics campaign as "evil". In her first interview since revealing...
Entitled to Be Posh?; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: CHERYL MARKOSKY If you are looking for the perfect present for someone who has everything, a grand title may fit the bill, says Cheryl Markosky YOU may not be able to afford the manorial estate, but for as little as pound sterling3,000,...
Europe's Future Is Threatened by Its Own Central Bank
Byline: ANDREW SMITHERS THE European Central Bank is destroying the German economy. Germany is the wealthiest large country in the eurozone, with the rest of Europe catching up. It is a basic principle that catch-up economies have rising real...
Ferguson: We Will Not Be Second Best
Byline: PAUL THOMSON MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is confident his team will not be spending the entire season in Arsenal's slipstream. A bedraggled Olympiakos side certainly wouldn't have disagreed as they left Old Trafford last...
First of the Winter Ski
Byline: NICK REDMAN Save pound sterling106 per adult on a seven night, fully inclusive family ski trip - first departure 17 November, thereafter weekly on Sundays - to Gaustablikk in Norway with Kelso Travel (01442 385 137, www. scandinaviaski.com)....
France Telecom Names Its Turnaround Man
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SCIENCE fiction writer, company turnaround expert and government appointee Thierry Breton was today confirmed as France Telecom's new boss. The former maths teacher is already credited with turning round computer maker Bull...
GARDENING NEWS; Homes & Property
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Grass roots Summer leaves the lawn less than great, but sowing seed into bare patches takes time and an anxious eye to check that the areas don't dry out before the seed germinates. However, Greenacres, the company which...
Gray Looks Aloft in Clerkenwell; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: COMPTON MILLER Singer-songwriter David Gray (left) has begun househunting among the trendy 18th century squares and loft conversions of Clerkenwell. His budget? Up to pound sterling3 million. Gray can well afford to leave Islington, where...
Hanging out with the Ultimate Bag Ladies
Byline: LAURA CRAIK I WAS a little perplexed by the lack of fashion folk on my flight out to Italy last week. Then I remembered that they were far too savvy to be waiting by the luggage carrousel on the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Instead...
Have a Break - Have a KitKat Court Battle
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER NESTLE and Mars clashed in a "what's-in-a-name" chocolate bar legal battle at London's High Court today. Nestle, the maker of KitKat, is fighting to register as a trademark the phrase "Have a Break", to prevent competitors...
Higgins Set to Return after Cancer Battle
Byline: PAUL THOMSON ALEX HIGGINS is set to make a shock comeback, more than five years after his last snooker tournament appearance. He is among nearly 200 players to enter the Benson & Hedges Championship in Mansfield later this month....
Hong Kong's Superman Takes His Biggest Gamble; [Pounds Sterling]11 Billion Mobile Phone Network Called 3 May Be Wrong Number for Li Ka-Shing
Byline: RAY HEATH IS HONG KONG'S billionaire " superman" about to blow his reputation as one of the world's shrewdest tycoons? Could Li Ka-shing be dialling the biggest wrong number of his life with his pound sterling11 billion mobile phones network,...
Hospitals on Alert as Winter Bug Threatens 10,000 a Week
Byline: MAXINE FRITH A WINTER virus is hitting Britain already, with cases of the bug dramatically increasing in the past two weeks, it emerged today. Experts say more than 10,000 people a week could fall victim to the infection during the next...
I Feel No Pressure; Goal-Shy Keane Is Not Worried by Barren Run
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS ROBBIE KEANE today denied he is feeling the pressure after failing to score in his first four games for Tottenham since his pound sterling7million move. He was unlucky to not break his duck in last night's Worthington Cup...
In the Air
L'affaire Liddle seems to be taking its toll on the senses of BBC executives. On Monday, just minutes after Roger "the dodger" Liddle announced he was quitting and would choose the role of Guardian columnist ahead of editor of Today, Steve Mitchell,...
IP Chief Pays Price of a Shares-Only Salary
Byline: ROBERT LEA INTERNATIONAL Power chief Peter Giller has officially become one of the worst-paid top company bosses in the world as he continues to pay the price for his punchy, headline-grabbing decision two years ago to take all his remuneration...
Iraq Tells US to Prepare for 'Great Losses' in War
Byline: CHARLES REISS IRAQ today delivered a stark warning to President George Bush to prepare for a bitter war with heavy casualties if the United States tries to topple Saddam Hussein by force. The country's deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz,...
It's All Political Says Defiant Driver; Tube Strike
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN A TUBE train driver who today defied the strike said he was paid a fair wage and many of his colleagues felt the same. The 37-year-old, who did not want to give his name for fear of " rubbing salt in the wounds", was one...
It's Compulsive Shopping
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH EVER since I launched my Vic-o-lite solar-sensitive Yardarm in this paper (ideal for guiltridden drunks who "won't have one until the sun's gone over the yardarm," because the angle of the wooden arm automatically adjusts...
It's Our Personal Best; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL Couples who have built some of the most daring new homes in the capital will this week compete for a prestigious award. LONDON homeowners and their architects are forming inventive partnerships to produce domestic buildings...
Jockey Club Denied TV Screening; Anger as BBC Refuse Request over Panorama
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE rift between the Jockey Club and the BBC widened today as Portman Square officials attacked the corporation for failing to grant them an advance screening of Sunday's edition of Panorama. Billed as the most explosive...
Kafelnikov Keeps Kremlin Run on Track despite Rocky Start-Sport in Brief
TENNIS: Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov was fortunate to extend his five-year unbeaten run at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow but won seven of the last eight points in the deciding tiebreak to defeat Belarussian Vladimir Voltchkov in the first round. The 28-year-old...
Keane: Lean Spell Doesn't Worry Me
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS ROBBIE KEANE today denied he is feeling the pressure after failing to score in his first four games for Tottenham. The pound sterling7million striker was unlucky to not break his duck in last night's Worthington Cup clash...
Keep It Simple; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL Book of the week Phyllis Richardson's stunning collection of artists' houses all over the world shows what can be done when you chuck out as much as possible and go back to the bare essentials. Michele Oka Doner's Manhattan...
Lawyer's Wife Is 'Held Hostage' in Restaurant until Truffle Bill Is Paid
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER THEY are rare, smelly and very, very expensive. And at pound sterling1,600 a kilo the much sought-after white truffle, from Alba in Italy's Piemonte region, is not for nothing known as the "white diamond," of the cooking scene....
Learn about Lighting; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PHILIPPA STOCKLEY Come and meet the top names in interior design at Homes & Property's exclusive lecture series and have your problems answered over a glass of wine, says Philippa Stockley THIS month, Homes & Property is teaming...
Leaving Is Hard to Do; Homes & Property
Byline: LIZ HODGKINSON Tenants who opt out early on rental agreements should expect to pay the price, says Liz Hodgkinson WHAT happens when a tenant wants to leave before the agreement time is up, even though a legally binding tenancy agreement...
Let's Hear It for the Kevin and Bill Show; Labour at Blackpool
Byline: PATRICK SAWER CANNON and Ball are still managing to pull the crowds at Blackpool's Grand Theatre. But the hot ticket on the Golden Mile was not the northern comedy duo - it was the Bill and Kevin show at the Imperial Hotel. The Hollywood...
Living Side by Side; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES Imperial Wharf in Fulham will be London's largest mixed-community scheme, where key workers and high earners will share the same luxury development. David Spittles looks at a landmark project IMPERIAL Wharf in Fulham, the...
Loyalty Is for Wimps and Girls; City Analyst Louise Barton, Who Has Just Lost Her High-Profile Sex Discrimination Case, Reveals for the First Time Why She Refuses to Give Up
Byline: LESLEY GARNER WOMEN have more guts than men in the end," says City analyst Louise Barton. "They fight much harder. What happens is that women do their jobs, and they have to do them 20 per cent better than the men to get on, and they...
Northern Exposure; Scotland's Top Edge Is a World of Rugged Beauty and Isolation
Byline: NORMAN MILLER DUNNET Head is truly Britain's top spot. Standing near Scotland's north-east corner, I'm farther north than Moscow, and definitely farther north than John O'Groat's a dozen miles to the east, the geographical impostor that...
No Tea with This Sandwich Course
Byline: DANNY BRADBURY DOING a sandwich year in industry as part of a university degree can expose you to some useful experiences. Ideally, you want to be doing something other than running the software testing scripts that no one else can be bothered...
On the Tiles; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS Designer Peggy Angus caught the nation's mood with her inventive tiles and set a new, bright pattern for life, says Corinne Julius MODERNISM is viewed as white, simple and undecorated: pattern and Modernism are considered...
Payback Time; Billionaire Alberto Vilar Was Opera's Biggest Donor - but Then the Plot Began to Unravel
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT THE card was creamcoloured, the lettering embossed and ceremonial. Its elegance made the content seem all the more unreal. The message stated: "The event scheduled for 12 October has been postponed. Alberto Vilar."...
Peckham, for Starters; Homes & Property
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES Within the price range of the first-time buyer, new developments are sprouting up on the green and pleasant edges of east London, says David Spittles THE "affordable" end of the property market - up to pound sterling250,000...
Pires Is Fit but We'll Wait, Says Wenger
Byline: MICHAEL HART ARSENAL midfielder Robert Pires is ready to play again but manager Arsene Wenger is not prepared to take any risks with the France international. However, Wenger expects Pires to make his comeback before the end of October...
Purse Is on Right Track after Orient Express Trip
Byline: MATT HUGHES NOT many 16-year-old's would turn down the glamour of Arsenal and Tottenham to sign for Leyton Orient but few footballers possess the single-minded determination of Darren Purse. His gamble paid off. The Birmingham centre-back...
Really Useful Column; HOMES & PROPERTY
Alison Cork tells you where to find stylish Italian cookers, concrete worktops and quick-fix tongue and groove I have just discovered a family-run Italian business producing cookers that manage to combine looks with technology and good value. Lofra's...
Rising Bad Debt Puts Bears Back in Banks
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK RISING levels of bad debt and a slowdown in new mortgage lending has prompted one of the Square Mile's big players to turn bearish of the banking sector. US securities house Goldman Sachs has downgraded the ratings of most...
Robbie's the One with the [Pounds Sterling]80m Record Deal
Byline: ED HARRIS ROBBIE WILLIAMS has signed the biggest record deal in British recording history - worth pound sterling80 million. The 28-year-old singer's global contract with EMI is believed to be second only in value to Michael Jackson's...
Sci-Fi Writer to Plot a Happier Chapter for France Telecom
Byline: NICK GOODWAY SCIENCE fiction writer, company turnaround expert and government appointee Thierry Breton was today confirmed as France Telecom's new boss. The former maths teacher is already credited with turning round two of France's largest...
Scotland Should Go Solo
Byline: CHARLIE WHELAN OVER breakfast, Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell tried to persuade me to support his bid to take Euro 2008 tournament north of the border. He succeeded. As he pointed out, unlike England, Scotland already has four...
Siren Song from Stars in Making
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT;FIONA MOUNTFORD;SARAH FRATER Trio Ondine Wigmore Hall RARELY these days does one see ranks of empty seats at the Wigmore Hall. Most artists who play there are well established. The young Ondine piano trio from Denmark...
Six Ways to Beta the Strike; on Behalf of the Thousands of Commuters Caught Up in Today's Tube Misery, We Road-Tested Six Unusual Ways of Getting to Work
Byline: PETE CLARK;NICK CURTIS;ALEX HANNAFORD;CHRIS BURKHAM;JANE BURN;JUSTINE SPELLER OUR challenge: to get from Tate Britain, Pimlico SW1 to Tate Modern, Southwark SE1 (1.7 miles). The tube journey would normally take 40 minutes, and cost pound...
Skeleton Service on the Victoria Line
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN COMMUTERS were today surprised to find seats on the Tube as a skeleton service of four trains ran on the Victoria line. Passengers arriving at Victoria station were amazed to discover the metal gates to the Tube open and...
Splashes of Inspiration; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Colour creates a happy environment, according to textile designer Susan Collier. The vibrant planting in her garden has proved her right, says Pattie Barron STAND at the top of Susan Collier's Clapham garden, and the gravel...
Students Learn of New Grades in A-Level Debacle
Byline: TIM MILES THOUSANDS of teenagers will discover today whether their A-level and AS-level grades are to be improved after this year's exams fiasco. Former chief schools inspector Mike Tomlinson is due to announce the subjects in which exam...
Taking the Best Steps to Italian Heaven
Byline: FAY MASCHLER PEOPLE like to tell you that the best Italian food in London is at Mark Birley's club, Harry's Bar, hoping that you will infer that, while you will never get to taste it, they are a member. Chef Alberico Penati is indeed a master...
Tens of Thousands Will Get New A and AS-Level Grades within 2 Weeks
Byline: TIM MILES TENS of thousands of teenagers will get new grades for this summer's A-levels and AS-levels within two weeks, following the inquiry into allegations that the exams were "fixed". The precise number of students involved is still...
The Art of Shock; How Justified Is the Charity Barnardo's in Using Such a Disturbing Image to Get Its Message across on Child Abuse?
Byline: ALEX BENADY A HAGGARD young girl sits listlessly on a sofa as she is fondled by a faceless man. A boy stands terrified in a public urinal watching a man undo his flies. These appalling pictures really aren't the sort of thing you want to...
The Cowards and Appeasers; Even When They Question Today's Strike, They Won't Lift a Finger to Stop It: TUBE STRIKE: We Ask the People Charged with Running London: 'Do You Condemn the Tube Strikers, If Not, Why Not?'
Ken Livingstone Mayor of London He insists he is not endorsing the strikers, but he recently admitted in a radio interview: "It is the only way they [the unions] have got." Verdict: Can't hide support for strikers: shouldn't he be hiring extra...
The [Pounds Sterling]1m Tube Vandal; Barrister's Stepson Who Etched His Name into Almost Every Train on the Northern Line
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THIS is Britain's most compulsive and costly graffiti artist. For more than three years Zen Slocombe, 18, the well-spoken stepson of a London barrister, has single-handedly waged war on London Underground trains. Police...
The Richest American You've Never Heard of, How He Came to Be Hailed the 'Dome Saviour' and Warnings Our Government Failed to Heed
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS;JAMES LANGTON HE is one of the richest men in America and when he offered to finally lift the curse of the Dome the Government embraced him with rapt enthusiasm. After false starts, apparently unstoppable haemorrhaging of...
These Are the Grounds of Hope for British Tennis
Byline: CHRIS JONES PATRICE HAGELAUER cannot hide his excitement. The Frenchman charged with turning Britain from tennis alsorans into a respected force on the international stage, has just been given the means to achieve his difficult goal. ...
The Second Opinion That Saved Girl Born with Half a Heart
Byline: MAXINE FRITH WHEN Sandra Lindh was told her four-day-old daughter would not live to see her first birthday, the joy of motherhood turned to devastating grief. Doctors said Sophie had been born with half a heart and had little chance of...
The Strike That Shames London; the Anger of Londoners Stems from the Fact That No One in Power Appears to Give a Damn
TODAY Londoners are being mocked and abandoned. Mocked by Trade Union officials. Abandoned by their elected representatives. Never in the field of labour disputes has so much wretchedness been caused to so many by so few. For the second time in...
Time to Deliver, Panorama
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP FOR this Sunday ' s Panorama to live up to its billing as an investigation into 'The Corruption of Racing' it must prove widespread villainy. It must go beyond association to collusion, beyond intelligence to evidence, beyond...
Tony's Best Friend Bill; COMMENTARY: Labour at Blackpool
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE cult of worship of former President Clinton has been evolving steadily since he left office. In Blackpool, the Labour tribes, from the lawyers of Islington to the trade union delegation of Blackburn, sat in expectant adoration...
Treasures to the Rafters; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS The Fane family, owners of Fulbeck Hall for 400 years, threw nothing out. Now their possessions, from flapper dresses to family silver and furniture, are being auctioned, says Katrina Burroughs FOR 400 years the Fane family...
Trinity Backtracks on Signing Atkins Boss
Byline: NICK GOODWAY BARELY 12 hours before he was due to start his new job, Ric Piper, the finance director held largely to blame for yesterday's disastrous profit warning at PFI group WS Atkins, has learned he will not after all become finance...
TUBE BULLIES HALT TRAINS; Pickets out in Force but First Hints of Rebellion
Byline: DICK MURRAY;DANIELLE DEMETRIOU;ROSS LYDALL MILITANT union leaders today used fear and intimidation to force the Tube to a standstill. The unions warned of another strike - the third - for Thursday of next week. But there were signs...
TUBE REBELS DEFY BULLIES; Pickets out in Force but Strike Revolt Is Growing
Byline: DICK MURRAY;DANIELLE DEMETRIOU;ROSS LYDALL THE first chinks in the Tube strike emerged today when rebel drivers turned up for work and ran 18 trains. Militant union leaders, using fear and intimidation to force most of the network to...
US and Britain Demand Tougher Line on Saddam
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL;PATRICK HENNESSY AMERICA and Britain today set up a fresh clash with the United Nations by rejecting a draft agreement for weapons inspectors to go back into Iraq. The move came after Iraqi officials said in Vienna that...
US Bounceback Fails to Heal the Wounds
Byline: RAY HEATH THE big bounce on Wall Street today met with a cautious response from Asian investors, who are not ready to have their faith restored in the markets which have let them down badly in the past three months. A bullish forecast...
Wenger: I Will Let Team Do Talking
Byline: MICHAEL HART ALTHOUGH he may be in the process of rewriting Premiership history, Arsene Wenger adopts a cautionary stance whenever Arsenal face his French countrymen in the Champions League. This is understandable after dropping points...
Wenger: We Must Move to Compete
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENE WENGER said today that moving to a new stadium is the only way they can compete financially with Manchester United. United announced record profits of pound sterling32.3 million this week and Wenger, preparing for...
Where Ziggy Played Guitar. When Bowie Returns to Hammersmith Tonight, He Marks the Death of a Great Rock Character, and the Rebirth of His Own Career
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD THIS evening David Bowie returns to the Carling Apollo, formerly and more affectionately known as Hammersmith Odeon. It was here, on 3 July, 1973, that he committed murder, albeit the murder of his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust....
Why America Is Afraid to Make a Martyr of Martha; Investigations into Insider Dealing Allegations against the US Domestic Goddess Drag on.Lauren Chambliss Reports from New York
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS THE American public has been cheering as, one after the other, the white, middle- aged, male chief executives accused of stealing shareholders' funds or other boardroom misdeeds have been arrested, handcuffed and hauled...
Wild about Colour; Homes & Property
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Textile designer Susan Collier is renowned for her use of colour. Pattie Barron discovers her flamboyant Clapham home IF SUSAN Collier can't decide which patterned curtains to hang at the bedroom window, she'll hang five...
WIN a Luxury Apartment; HOMES & PROPERTY
It could be yours: a fabulous new apartment worth more than pound sterling250,000, styled by Elle Decoration, with stunning views and surrounded by an ecology park YOU still have a chance to enter our prize draw and win a pound sterling250,000 luxury...
Winterthur Gets an Emergency Injection
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING TROUBLED bank Credit Suisse issued a fresh profits warning today and announced plans to inject an emergency Swfr2 billion (pound sterling858 million) into its insurance arm Winterthur to beef up its ravaged balance sheet....
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