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Articles from February 28, 2001

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36 Hours to Get to Scotland as Blizzards Beat In
Byline: ALLAN RAMSAY A GROUP of passengers took 36 hours to travel from London to Scotland by train as arctic weather conditions which have paralysed Scotland and the North moved south today. The 70 people were due to reach Edinburgh and Glasgow...
A Breath of Spring Air; HOMES AND PROPERTYDESIGN NEWS
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL Shop news New at Old: Jon Old, who offers some of the most interesting and inspiring lifestyle accessories around, has heaps of lovely things this spring. Best of all are floaty velvet curtain panels with beaded fringe...
After Hatfield, a New Nightmare for GNER; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER ;Two Fatal Crashes in Four Months but Firm Not at Fault
Byline: MARK BENHAM;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI TRAIN OPERATOR Great North Eastern Railways has now been involved in two major rail disasters in the past four months, the second of which is today's crash at Great Heck which has killed at least 13 people....
After Hatfield, a New Nightmare for GNER; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER; Two Fatal Crashes in Four Months but Firm Not at Fault
Byline: MARK BENHAM;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI TRAIN OPERATOR Great North Eastern Railways has now been involved in two major rail disasters in the past four months, the second of which is today's crash at Great Heck which has killed at least 13 people....
A Nation Awaits England's New Order
Byline: MICHAEL HART IN Kevin Keegan's long-range strategy for England's World Cup success, tonight's friendly against Spain at Villa Park was a key stage in the preparation for qualifying ties against Finland and Albania next month. Keegan has...
A Night on the Piste
Byline: ANDREW EAMES I HAD a little local difficulty on my first day of skiing at Hemsedal. The breakfast buffet had included some corrugated brown stuff (caramelised goat's cheese, it turned out) which I'd rather taken a fancy to, and which...
Asian Stocks under Attack from All Sides
Byline: RAY HEATH BAD news came at Asia's markets from all directions today, wiping hundreds of points off indices in Japan and Hong Kong. The only joy to be found was in Shanghai and Shenzhen, where a change in dealing rules for China "B" shares...
Away with the Fairies; HOMES AND PROPERTY; Think Small: Next Month's Sales Are for Antiques Enthusiasts Who Love the Little Things in Life
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS Think small: next month's sales are for antiques enthusiasts who love the little things in life THE time will come when there is no real necessity for another Queen Anne walnut bureau. When you reach this stage, there...
Banking on Bargains; HOMES AND PROPERTY;For Convenience and Great Savings, Pay Your Bills by Direct Debit
Byline: LORNA BOURKE For convenience and great savings, pay your bills by direct debit SAVING money on household bills is one of those things that we all know makes sense but seldom get around to doing. Find the time, however, and the results...
Basin Instincts; HOMES AND PROPERTY;A Designer Washbasin Will Transform a Tired Bathroom. Barbara Chandler Looks at the Most Stylish Offerings in the Showrooms
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER A designer washbasin will transform a tired bathroom. Barbara Chandler looks at the most stylish offerings in the showrooms BASINS are making a splash in bathroom design, with an essential, everyday item being transformed...
BAT Already Saving a Packet from Tie-Up
Byline: ROSS DAVIES SHARES in British American Tobacco gained today as the world's second-largest quoted smokes group said its merger with Rothmans 18 months ago is paying off more quickly than expected. Chairman Martin Broughton said that savings...
B&B to Shut Down 90 Branches in Bid to Slash Costs
Byline: JOANNE HART BRADFORD & Bingley is closing almost 90 branches and cutting its headcount by up to 400 in an effort to cut costs two months after converting from a building society to a bank. The move will cost about [pound]8 million....
Beer Dregs, Stale Socks, Lifestyle
Byline: EMILY SHEFFIELD By day, they rule the slopes. By night, they boast about their injuries. Snowboarding is the fastest-growing youth sport, with clothing alone worth [pound]20 million in Britain. Emily Sheffield gets on board THE...
Bohemian Rhapsody; HOMES AND PROPERTY;Bohemian Rhapsody A New Studio-Space Initiative Is Consigning Traditional Images of Dingy Artists' Garrets to the Past
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES A new studio-space initiative is consigning traditional images of dingy artists' garrets to the past TRADITIONALLY, struggling artists have relied on finding cheap places to live and work. Long before trendy developers...
Bring on the Page 3 Boys, Says New Editor
Byline: TOBY ROSE CHALLENGING times for Emma Jones, who is to take over as editor of Smash Hits. It's a crowded market, and the days when the magazine, part of the Emap group, outsold all bar Radio Times, have long gone. So what has Jones, currently...
Bush Offers $1.6 Trillion Tax 'Refund'
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL PRESIDENT BUSH announced tax cuts worth $1.6 trillion as "a refund" to the American public from overspending government. In his first major primetime speech since taking office, he aimed his "simple and direct" words at...
Bush Plans Debt Payoff and Backdated Tax Cuts
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS IN HIS first major address to the world since becoming President, George W Bush last night presented the US Congress with a Budget including backdated tax cuts. But Bush avoided focusing on the stalled economy, one of...
Bush Unveils Debt Payoff Plan and Backdated Tax Cut
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS IN HIS first major address to the world since becoming President, George W Bush last night presented the US Congress with a Budget including backdated tax cuts. But Bush avoided focusing on the stalled economy, one of...
Canada's Dry Response to Our Volley on Vancouver
Byline: PATRICK SAWER THIS time, it seems, we have gone a step too far, writes Patrick Sawer. If you were thinking of taking your summer holidays in Canada forget about it. You will not be welcome. Our story on Monday poking admittedly robust...
Car Plunges into Express Path; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON;MARK BENHAM;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI;ED HARRIS;DICK MURRAY;ALLAN RAMSAY;JOHN STURGIS;SAM WALLACE;GRAHAM HIND;IAN KEY AT LEAST 20 people are feared dead and up to 100 injured today after a London-bound main line train was derailed...
Car Plunges into Path of Express; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER;Driver Dialled 999 and Yelled: The Train's Coming
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON;MARK BENHAM;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI;ED HARRIS;DICK MURRAY;ALLAN RAMSAY;JOHN STURGIS;SAM WALLACE;GRAHAM HIND;IAN KEY. PICTURES: JEREMY SELWYN;JOHN GILES;DAVID DAVIES;DAN CHUNG AT LEAST 13 people were killed and 76 injured today when...
Cashing in on Brown's Vital Budget Statistics
Byline: ANGUS MCCRONE GORDON Brown's Budget next Wednesday is likely to be a more sombre occasion, with less political knockabout, than seemed likely just a few days ago. The foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has seen to that. However, his speech...
CRISIS IN THEATRELAND; and Bill Kenwright Agrees;why Audiences Are Shunning the Wild West End;my Nightmare Evening Out
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;ED HARRIS;PATRICK MCGOWAN London is on the brink of a crisis, say Lord Lloyd-Webber and Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Crime, traffic problems and a disintegrating public transport system are making the capital a turnoff for visitors....
Crooner in Swell Company
Byline: JACK MASSARIK MARK MURPHY ** Pizza on the Park A PIONEER modern-jazz singer of indeterminate age (his debut album, Rah, came out in the Sixties), Mark Murphy is weathering well. His voice, once light and unconvincing on the dramatic out-choruses,...
Csary Consequence of a Self-Deceiving Consensus
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON AMERICA'S index of consumer confidence slumped again yesterday, to its lowest for four and a half years. So much for Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan's miracle-working interest rate cuts warding off the effects of a US...
Cyber Horses Could Net Punters a Lara Lara Cash
Byline: DAVID BOND EVEN back in 1967, the last time racing was hit by a bout of foot-and-mouth, desperate punters were able to turn to computers for their daily fix. In fact, it was the Evening Standard who resorted to staging the all electronic...
Debating Foxes While Cattle Burn
THE GOVERNMENT deserves to be embarrassed by the coincidence that, even as Britain's countryside faces its worst crisis for a generation from foot-and-mouth disease, the House of Commons was yesterday debating Labour's proposed ban on foxhunting. One...
Diary of an Estate Agent; HOMES AND PROPERTY;This Week Our Agent Witnesses an Impromptu Washroom Washout, While a Would-Be Divorcee Sets Alarm Bells Ringing
Byline: ALEX STROUD This week our agent witnesses an impromptu washroom washout, while a would-be divorcee sets alarm bells ringing Monday I went to pick up some new American clients who were staying in a nearby hotel and was greeted by the...
Digging Up the Facts on Garden Wildlife
Byline: PETER GRUNER ONE of the biggest and most comprehensive surveys into the capital's domestic garden wildlife is being launched today. City and suburban gardens in the Greater London area, which combined are said to represent an area the...
Do My Nipples Look Big in This?
Byline: ZOE WILLIAMS Put them away, dear, says Zoe Williams, you're looking a bit Newcastle IF the Brit awards are anything to go by - not that they ever are, especially since their dismal failure to beatify Craig David, but let's pretend - first...
Don't Be Too Quick to Judge Eriksson
Byline: GARETH SOUTHGATE INJURIES are an occupational hazard for professional footballers but that doesn't make them any easier to bear when they come along. A torn medial knee ligament has put paid to my hopes of being included in Sven-Goran...
Driver 'Ate Ferry Meal as 58 Chinese Suffocated'
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN FIFTY EIGHT illegal Chinese immigrants suffocated in appalling conditions in the back of a lorry after the driver smuggling them to Britain deliberately closed the only source of ventilation, a court heard today. Dutch...
Earl's Sister Killed Herself with Overdose
Byline: PHILIP NETTLETON THE sister of the Earl of Bradford committed suicide by taking an overdose of paracetamol, an inquest heard today. Lady Serena Bridgeman, 51, whose brother Richard owns Porters English restaurant in Covent Garden, died...
England Can Leave the Sad Scots in Tears; Rugby
Byline: WILL CARLING NOW for the Scots on Saturday. I lost only once to Scotland during my England career and it was a disastrous year that everyone associated with the English team remembers. It was 1990, the year of Scotland's Grand Slam. Because...
Fletcher Leaves It Up to Hussain; Cricket
Byline: DAVID LLOYD NASSER HUSSAIN has a week to decide whether he can carry on batting at No 3 in England's Test side. He is no longer rated among the world's top 30 batsmen, according to rankings issued after he contributed just four runs to his...
From Snakepit to the Lion's Den - the Hacks Who Long to Be MPs
Byline: MARK PALMER YOU'RE ambitious and you're fascinated by the machinations of Whitehall. Your own politics are left of centre and you're not averse to wielding a certain amount of power. You think you're influential. Then, along comes a man...
Full-Service Adverts Misled Rail Passengers
Byline: MARK BENHAM ONE of London's main commuter train operators has been censured for wrongly claiming it had a full service after the Hatfield crash. At the height of the rail crisis, First Great Western ran adverts implying its trains were...
Gloves off, Ready for the Count
Byline: JAMES SILVER Media At the last election, Sky News was the only British TV network offering round-the-clock coverage. This time four channels will be fighting it out, writes James Silver HEAD TO HEAD ADAM BOULTON Job: Political editor,...
Growth Industry; HOMES AND PROPERTY;Now Is the Time to Source Your Bedding Plants and Seedlings - and There's No Better Place to Look Than the Internet
Byline: GRAHAM RICE Now is the time to source your bedding plants and seedlings - and there's no better place to look than the internet THIS is an exciting time of year, as everything in the garden is in starting blocks, poised to burst into...
Gunners Top United as Profits Hit [Pound]33m; Football
Byline: DAVID BOND THEY might have been beaten 6-1 by Manchester United at the weekend, but Arsenal today surged ahead of their rivals in the money table as they reported a rise in pre-tax profits for the last six months to nearly [pound]33 million....
Harlesden on the Hoof
DESPITE Sebastian Coe's recent attacks on Linford Christie's integrity, and despite Christie having been found extremely guilty by an international athletics jury, I continue to sympathise with the plight of the athlete. Why? Because (thanks to...
Harry off to D&G and Order Your Debbie T-Shirt Now
Byline: LAURA CRAIK LAST season's D&G show was a feverish homage to the Material Girl featuring stetsons, ra-ras and "I love Madonna" T-shirts. But Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are too canny to worship at the altar of one icon for too...
Heavenly Stairs and Spirals; HOMES AND PROPERTY;Fay Sweet Meets the Designers Who Let Their Imaginations Run Riot
Byline: FAY SWEET Fay Sweet meets the designers who let their imaginations run riot THEY are the ultimate flights of fancy, triumphs of balance and poise as, step-by-step, they pirouette and leap and zigzag their way through space. There's...
Here's to You, Mr Robinson
Byline: MARCUS SCRIVEN Travel Forget spas and gyms. Thanks to an earlier owner of Gravetye Manor, the most rigorous exercise on offer is a stroll around the flower gardens, says Marcus Scriven WHAT'S our registration number?" "W something....
Hospitals in 3 Counties on Alert over Casualties; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: ED HARRIS A MAJOR emergency operation swung into action today as the scale of the disaster became clear. Hospitals across three counties - from Leeds to Hull - were put on alert and staff, even clerical workers, were called in to work...
How a Motorway Blow-Out Led to Carnage on the Line; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: PATRICK SAWER A TERRIBLE sequence of accidental events led to today's rail crash. It began with an everyday blow-out on a busy motorway. It was bad enough that the blow-out was suffered by a Land Rover pulling an estate car on a heavy...
Howard: Clumsy Lads Must Learn
England u21 0 Spain u21 4 ENGLAND Under-21 coach Howard Wilkinson insisted the record 4-0 mauling by Spain last night was "a worthwhile exercise" - if the players learn from the experience. Wilkinson was surprisingly positive despite seeing his...
How I Found My Snow Daughter
Byline: MOLLY WATSON THE BABY girl whose heart stopped beating after she was "frozen solid" for over two hours was today playful and talking as her mother for the first time described discovering her in a snow drift wearing only a nappy. Erika...
How to Make Life at the Office Good for the Soul
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS Once upon a time, mixing work and spirituality was considered a real corporate no-no. But not any more - at least not in America, where the ageing baby boomers are worrying about the meaning of life and seeking a deeper...
Huge Rise in Crime Hits Wealthy Suburb
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL Huge rise in crime hits wealthy suburb The death of TV viewing standards JACKO checks into hospital for a tummy ache." "The steamy truths about Nicole and Russell Crowe." "Killer told me: you'd taste like a nice piece...
'I Don't Need a Man to Tell Me How I Should Behave'
Byline: ANDREW BILLEN The most beautiful woman in movies has never discussed her private life. Until now. Today the phlegm-swallowing, leg-scratching, dirty-laughing Juliette Binoche tells all MY only objection to Juliette Binoche's new movie,...
Learning to Be a Qualified Success; Information and Communication Technology
Byline: DANNY BRADBURY FEW people like exams. Most of us can remember sitting in the school hall, freshly sharpened pencil at the ready, in a state of sheer panic induced by the pile of paper on the desk. Nevertheless, certifications are a key principle...
Lesbian Police Sergeant 'Tried to Kill Lover in Jealous Rage'
A LESBIAN police sergeant tried to strangle her lover colleague because she suspected she was having an affair with a third policewoman, a court heard today. Sergeant Tina Nash, 41, allegedly wrapped a T-shirt around Inspector Sara Glen's neck as...
Loft Ideal; HOMES AND PROPERTY;There Are Those Who Pretend, but Paul Brookes Believes a Loft Should Be a Loft
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES There are those who pretend, but Paul Brookes believes a loft should be a loft ARCHITECT Paul Brookes knows a thing or two about lofts. He's worked on 11 projects for Sapcote, the school-conversion specialist, and is the...
M62 Pileup; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON;MARK BENHAM;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI;ED HARRIS;DICK MURRAY;ALLAN RAMSAY;JOHN STURGIS;SAM WALLACE;GRAHAM HIND;IAN KEY UP to 20 people are dead and scores injured today after a London-bound main line train was derailed by a Land Rover...
Mad Twist of Sparkling Satire
Byline: PATRICK MARMION MARAT SADE H Arcola Theatre, Arcola Street, E8 AT last, the polo-necked vegans of Stoke Newington have their own fringe theatre. Admittedly, it's virtually Dalston and only a stone's throw from Hackney Central, but Mehmet...
Marconi Big Victim of Telecoms Sell-Off
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES of telecoms equipment supplier Marconi slumped to a near two-year low today, falling 22 1/2p to 476p. Brokers say the deterioration in the group's fortunes reflects the poor results from US telecoms manufacturers, lower...
Maturing like a Fine Wine
Byline: MAX BELL AL STEWART H Jazz Cafe OLD folk-rock troubadours never die. In the case of Al Stewart they become avid connoisseurs of the grape. Glasgow-born Stewart may have started in folk clubs surrounded by cider-drinking bohemians, but...
'Met Van That Almost Killed Me Had Siren Switched off'; Police Defend Policy after Late-Night Collision Leaves Man on Life-Support for Five Days
Byline: JASON CORCORAN A MAN had to have his spleen removed and suffered six broken ribs, a broken arm and a head injury after a police van ploughed into him while its emergency siren was switched off. The accident, which left Mark Broomhall...
More Outbreaks but Plans to Allow Some Stock Travel; FOOT-AND-MOUTH CRISIS
Byline: GERAINT SMITH;COLIN ADAMSON FOUR more cases of foot-and-mouth have been all but confirmed, bringing the total number of outbreaks to 22, the government chief vet Jim Scudamore said today. The news came as a plan to enable the strictly...
New Dawn at Spurs as Sugar's Era Ends
Byline: DAVID BOND SIR ALAN SUGAR'S unhappy reign as Tottenham chairman finally came to an end today as ENIC completed their [pound]22mil-lion acquisition of 27 per cent of the club. Although his successor is unlikely to be appointed for some...
News in Brief
Suggs launches website to fund Third World water aid POP STAR Suggs, above, has launched a fundraising website to help bring people in developing countries access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation. The site www.givewater.org, backed...
News in Brief
MPs back outright ban on hunting with hounds THE BILL to ban hunting with dogs has been backed by a huge majority of MPs. It now goes to the House of Lords for a final time, although opposition from peers is almost certain to prevent it becoming...
New York, New York; HOMES AND PROPERTY; Stylist Margaret Caselton Went to the City That Never Sleeps for a Spring Weekend and Suggests Interior Design Shops for You to Visit
Byline: MARGARET CASELTON Stylist Margaret Caselton went to the city that never sleeps for a spring weekend and suggests interior design shops for you to visit AMERICANS often refer to England as "quaint" but the backstreets of SoHo in downtown...
'Our Inspirations Are Eminem and Cannabis - the Band, That Is'
Byline: ZOE WILLIAMS SOMETIMES, you need an outsider to point out what's going on right in your own happy homestead. Obviously, it would be better if it was not an American outsider, and better still if it wasn't Eminem, who has never been renowned...
Penelope's Little Miracle; HOMES AND PROPERTY; the Secret of Penelope Bennett's Crop Success Is Knowing How to Achieve High Productivity in the Smallest Space, Says Pattie Barron
Byline: PATTIE BARRON The secret of Penelope Bennett's crop success is knowing how to achieve high productivity in the smallest space, says Pattie Barron ON A rooftop in the same street as The Chelsea Gardener, Penelope Bennett grows vegetables,...
Peregrines Pay a Flying Visit to Falconer's Dome
OBLIVIOUS to the auction going on beneath them, the most celebrated visitors to the Dome since its closure yesterday preened their feathers and took in the view of Greenwich below. As the trappings of the millennium attraction were distributed among...
Petit Boost for England
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS IF Sven-Goran Eriksson can put England's World Cup crusade back on track, then there is every chance the meeting with Germany late in the qualifying programme will be crucial in deciding who secures automatic qualification...
Prescott Overrules Mayor over Plan for Heron Tower
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE battle for London's skyline has taken a new turn after Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott intervened to take a crucial decision away from Mayor Ken Livingstone and the City Corporation. Mr Prescott, in his role as...
Prices on Hold; Homes and property;It's Static at the Moment but Wait for the Spring
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL LONDON house prices were virtually static during the last three months of 2000, with sales a massive 20 per cent lower than in the previous three months, Land Registry figures reveal today. But these figures are three months...
Racing's Battle to Restore Our Faith; Racing
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP THE racing industry now has a desperate fight against time to convince the public that it is safe to resume in the midst of an escalating foot-and-mouth crisis. Racing in Britain was suspended last night and the plan is to...
Reckitt Benckiser Adds Extra Sparkle and Aims for Ambitious Growth; City in Brief
Reckitt Benckiser adds extra sparkle and aims for ambitious growth HOUSEHOLD products group Reckitt Benckiser has beaten its own forecasts and set ambitious new growth targets for the current year. The group, created by the [pound]5 billion merger...
Robo-Lock Unveils Plan for Total Domination
Byline: CHRIS JONES DANNY GREWCOCK is on a quest for rugby perfection. The Saracens lock-forward has a hunger for self-improvement that means work, work and more work on every aspect of his game. The fact that Grewcock has now earned the right...
Rossi Still the Boss in Our Big-Dealing Game
RICCARDO Rossi has done it again. The 29-year-old Londoner banked [pound]1.63 million in profits last week to maintain his top slot in This Is Money's unique fantasy sharetrader game. Rossi has racked up a total of [pound]3.03 million in paper profits...
Rushdie in Notting Hill; Homes and Property
Byline: ROSALIND RUSSELL;COMPTON MILLER Rushdie in Notting Hill Salman Rushdie (right) has become the latest celeb to live in Notting Hill. He has rented a two/three bedroom, mews house for an estimated [pound]1,000 a week. The Victorian...
School Halves Truancy Rate with Ultimate Deterrent
Byline: TIM MILES FOR A teenager, it is the last word in what is definitely not cool. Street credibility goes out of the window when your mother or father is brought in to spend the day sitting alongside you in class, to the great amusement of...
Seducer on the City Trail
Byline: CLAIRE BISHOP BRASSAI/THE SOUL OF PARISH Hayward Gallery IT REMAINS one of the many blights of Century City at Tate Modern that the curators chose to represent Paris by the period 1905-1915 - the city of Cubist collage and Fauvists daubs...
Sell-Off Has Marconi near to Two-Year Low; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK SHARES of telecoms equipment supplier Marconi slumped to a near two-year low today, falling 161/2p to 482p. Brokers say the deterioration in the group's fortunes reflects the poor results from US telecoms manufacturers, lower...
Shock as Japan Lops Rates amid Recession Fears
Byline: JANE PADGHAM;RAY HEATH THE Bank of Japan today delivered a shock cut in interest rates amid fears that the country is plunging back into recession. Its key overnight call rate, which governs the rate at which commercial banks lend to...
Smart Keyring Idea Unlocks a Fast Way to Pay
Byline: ALLAN HALL THE keyring, an indispensable tool for most people, is about to enter the world of big business. Corporations large and small see the jingly-jangly chain, replete with barcoded cards, as adding up to a potential billions of...
Smithfield Reels as Meat Runs out; FOOT-AND-MOUTH CRISIS
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON THOUSANDS of independent butchers, food factory workers and hauliers are today in danger of losing their jobs as the knock-on effects of the worsening foot-and-mouth disaster begin to take hold. With four more outbreaks...
Sniffing out the Problems; HOMES AND PROPERTY; Badly Fitted Gas Appliances Can Kill - and Landlords Can No Longer Hide Behind the Law
Byline: DEANNE LEVINE Badly fitted gas appliances can kill - and landlords can no longer hide behind the law LANDLORDS and tenants of residential property may not always be fully aware of the potential danger of faulty gas appliances, fittings...
Spain See Raul as Icon to Out-Becks Beckham; Football
Byline: IAN CHADBAND WE will see a born leader taking the pitch at Villa Park tonight. He is young, gifted and loaded, the nation's number one pinup and best footballer, plying his trade for its most celebrated club. He is a working-class...
Stars Join Stampede for [Pound]2 Million-Plus Homes; How the Mega-Rich Are Fuelling Their Own Property Boom in London
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL LARGE City bonuses are fuelling house sales of [pound]2 million and more in central London as buyers scramble for family homes - and the stars are also eager to splash their cash on the capital's most expensive properties....
Striking the Right Note; HOMES AND PROPERTY; by Using 14 Colours on the Walls and Incorporating 50 Cupboards in the Design, Gordana Mandic Has Achieved a Home of Eye-Catching Practicality
Byline: AMANDA HARLING By using 14 colours on the walls and incorporating 50 cupboards in the design, Gordana Mandic has achieved a home of eye-catching practicality GORDANA Mandic moved to England in 1998 after graduating from her course in...
Taking a Rye View; HOMES AND PROPERTY;With Its Mix of Historic Charm and Rufty-Tufty Bluster, Rye Has Appeal for Every Londoner in Need of Escape
Byline: JAMES ANTHONY With its mix of historic charm and rufty-tufty bluster, Rye has appeal for every Londoner in need of escape, says James Anthony IMAGINE living and working in London, but, during the summer months at least, being able to...
Tarrant Waxes Lyrical over Tussaud's Model
Byline: TOM SYKES CHRIS TARRANT looks a little bemused as he comes face-to-face with a clay model of his head which will be used to create a Madame Tussaud's waxwork. The DJ and television presenter was introduced to his effigy during his breakfast...
The Boy Blown Up by Terrorist Torch Bomb
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;ALLAN RAMSAY THIS is the first picture of the cadet left maimed and blind by a torch bomb he picked up outside a Territorial Army base in west London. Fourteen-year-old Stephen Menary, who is photographed proudly wearing...
The Boy Blown Up by Torch Bomber
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;ALLAN RAMSAY THIS is the first picture of the cadet left maimed and blind by a torch bomb he picked up outside a Territorial Army base in west London. Fourteen-year-old Stephen Menary, who is photographed proudly wearing...
The 'Charges' against Leading Met Officer
Byline: ANTHONY FRANCE;PATRICK SAWER ONE OF the Metropolitan Police's highest ranking ethnic minority officers, suspended over unspecified allegations of misconduct, has now been told of the charges so far made against him. The allegations against...
The City Bonus Bonanza; HOMES AND PROPERTY;In the Next Few Weeks, City Workers Get Their Hands on Their Bonuses. Anthea Masey Looks at the Luxuries Available
Byline: ANTHEA MASEY In the next few weeks, City workers get their hands on their bonuses. Anthea Masey looks at the luxuries available IT'S City bonus time again, and this year the payouts are reported to have reached record levels. The dotcom...
'The Impact Shook Everything like an Earthquake or a Bomb'; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER; an Eyewitness Who Lives beside the Rail Line Reveals the Full Horror of the Crash to Keith Dovkants at Selby
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS An eyewitness who lives beside the rail line reveals the full horror of the crash to Keith Dovkants at Selby THE impact was like a massive explosion. Debris was scattered as if by a bomb and at the centre the remains of...
The Queen, Prescott and Blair Voice Their Sympathy; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: CHARLES REISS THE QUEEN and Tony Blair led the way in voicing sympathy for the relatives and friends of the dead and injured in the Yorkshire crash as John Prescott arrived at the scene today. The Queen, who was told of the disaster as...
There's No Hiding Place; HOMES AND PROPERTY;More Than 32,000 Homeowners Who Were Once Bankrupt Could Be in for a Shock When They Sell Their Homes
Byline: JANE BARRY More than 32,000 homeowners who were once bankrupt could be in for a shock when they sell their homes, says Jane Barry FOR most of us the rising value of our homes means a pleasing increase in personal wealth. But for one group...
'There Was No Screaming, Just Eerie Silence. A Woman's Bone Was Sticking out of Her Leg'; YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER
Byline: KEITH POOLE;SAM WALLACE A GARDENER who lives next to the rail disaster scene wept as he told how he was awoken by his house shaking from the impact of the collision, and how he rushed to help survivors struggle free of the wreckage. "I...
The Secret Garden Gives Child Stars the Chance to Blossom
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH The Secret Garden Aldwych Theatre m I suppose many little girls will thank heavens for the chance of seeing The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett's adored Edwardian classic for pre-teenagers, transformed into a...
They Are Still Betting at Newmarket! Racing
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP FOOT-AND-MOUTH disease may have whitewashed British racing for seven days, but bookmakers have of course responded instantly to the challenge of how to persuade punters to part with their hard-earned pounds. Make that rands....
This Disaster Need Not Have Happened; Farmer ROBIN PAGE (Right) Blames Politicians and Agricultural Bureaucrats for the Foot-and-Mouth Crisis
Byline: ROBIN PAGE Farmer ROBIN PAGE (right) blames politicians and agricultural bureaucrats for the foot-and-mouth crisis THE foot- and-mouth epidemic currently sweeping through the country will be the last straw for many farmers. We are now...
Tiger: Don't Write Me off; Golf
Byline: DAVID SMITH TIGER WOODS today roared a defiant response at those who are beginning to doubt his ability to become a regular winner again. The world No 1 arrived at the [pound]1 million Dubai Desert Classic having gone eight tournaments...
Time to Shell out on Racing Snails; Betting
Byline: COLIN CAMERON;PAUL JACOBS DON'T despair if you are one of the millions of punters who lose money each week on the horses. If you still want a fix of gambling on horses while all races are cancelled in Britain because of the foot-and-mouth...
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