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Articles from June 27, 2003

A Butler in Your Car
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS New electronic driving aids do everything but make the tea FINALLY, the Government is doing what it should have done years ago - introducing laws to prevent motorists juggling mobile phones while trying to drive. I am cut...
After Four Boys I'm over Moon to Be Pregnant with Girls, Says IVF Mother
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT A MOTHER of four boys who spent [pounds sterling]6,000 to ensure her next child was a daughter spoke of her joy today after becoming pregnant with twin girls. Nicola Chenery, 34, who is believed to be the first British...
A Londoner's Diary; CLARE SHORT ON LIFE AFTER GOVERNMENT - CATCHING THE BUS AND GOING TO THE THEATRE WITH HER SON
Byline: CLARE SHORT CLARE SHORT ON LIFE AFTER GOVERNMENT - CATCHING THE BUS AND GOING TO THE THEATRE WITH HER SON I have read of Ministers who leave Government finding it impossible to function - they can't remember how to use the Tube, organise...
Al Qaeda Chief Behind Saudi Blasts Is Seized; WAR AFTERMATH: 'MOST WANTED' SUSPECT HELD OVER ATTACKS THAT KILLED 35
Byline: JAMES LANGTON THE TERRORIST mastermind behind the suicide bombing of housing compounds in Saudi Arabia has been arrested in a major "victory on the war on terror". Ali Abdul Rachman al-Gamdi was seized by the Saudi authorities. He is...
An Industry in Need of Saving; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THERE is so little financial advertising about these days that it may seem churlish to complain about how bad it is. It is impossible, however, not to notice the mismatch in quality between the sophistication and simplicity...
A Perfect Match; the Wimbledon Home of the Couple Who Set Up the Matches Boutiques Is Decorated in Pale, Muted Tones. This Family House Is as Cool as Its Owners
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Tom and Ruth Chapman, owners of Matches, a group of boutiques easily as influential as the Harvey Nichols fashion floors, haven't slept well. Presumably they have been hosting Mustique-style drinks parties in their enormous...
A Rosier Future for Cider as Big Brewer Swallows Bulmers
Byline: BOYD FARROW BREWING giant Scottish & Newcastle is expected to complete its [pounds sterling]278 million acquisition of troubled Hereford cidermaker HP Bulmer next month, ending 116 years of family control and bringing the Strongbow and...
Art's Chequered History
Byline: NICK HACKWORTH The Art of Chess Gilbert Collection, WC2 A SMALL and enjoyable exhibition, The Art of Chess, brings together 19 chess sets designed in the last century by artists ranging from Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray through to Damien...
Beware of the Cat; Postmen Encounter Clawing, Leaping, Biting New Nemesis
Byline: VALENTINE LOW FOR as long as postmen can remember, and probably going back to the days of the penny post, they have been taught to beware of the dog. Big fierce dogs, little yapping dogs, dogs that spring out and bite your ankles - they...
Big Brother Turns a Blind Eye to Crime
Byline: WILL SELF I HAVE completely switched my allegiance to African Big Brother, especially now that Cameron has gone native. What a tonic to see him bloom under the influence of those sensual African types. But while we may be distracted by...
Bushy Tales; Is It Really Kidd's Stuff?
Byline: DAN CARRIER It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. A series of paintings of supermodel Jodie Kidd in suggestive stances by artist Ross Kirton did not, I can reveal, need Jodie to hold steady in pulse-racing poses. The series of works,...
Car Giants in Drive to End Strike Crisis
Byline: ALLAN HALL GERMAN unions and management were meeting today to try to end nearly four weeks of crippling strikes that have laid off thousands in the car industry and associated businesses. A dispute aimed at shortening the working week...
Celebrate with Bourgeois; Easterby Is Set to Land Beer Money
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM A PINT of John Smith's in the Toon followed by a cool Budweiser on the Curragh. That's the menu for two of the booziest days in racing this weekend, and anyone looking to pay for the drinks should side with Bourgeois...
Citigroup Takes on Back Office at Standard Life
Byline: BILL CONDIE STANDARD Life Investments said today it will outsource the administration of [pounds sterling]70 billion of funds to Citigroup in an effort to cut costs and concentrate on its core fund management business. Citigroup will...
Class and the NHS
DR JOHN REID has acquired the reputation of a bull in a china shop as an outspoken and sometimes aggressive politician. In his first major speech as Health Secretary, however, his bruising instincts have been put to good effect in prodding the assumption...
Connex Axeing Is Boost for Rival Train Operators; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE signals switched to green today for the train operators following the decision of the Strategic Rail Authority to take away Connex Transport UK's franchise to operate services from Kent and Sussex. Poor services and...
Connex Bosses Talked French While British Staff Tried to Keep Up; ANALYSIS
Byline: DICK MURRAY WHEN the Major government privatised the railways the south- east region - the old Southern Region and then Network SouthEast - was always viewed as the most difficult to run because of the age of the trains and tracks. By...
Controls and Loopholes
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT Is it legal? Yes. The clinic behind the DIY babies has not broken any laws. This is because existing legislation only governs the use of stored sperm and Men Not Included uses fresh sperm. To get a licence from the...
County Cricket
DIVISION ONE Middlesex v Surrey MARTIN BICKNELL turned back the clock for Surrey today when he ripped through the Middlesex top order at Lord's. Bicknell showed he still possesses plenty of ability at the age of 34 by taking four key wickets....
Couples to Have First DIY Internet Babies; PARTNERS PAY [Pounds Sterling]830 TO WEBSITE FOR SPERM TO BE DELIVERED TO THEIR HOMES
Byline: ELAINE GALLOWAY BRITAIN'S first known DIY internet baby will be born next month, it was revealed today. A married couple from the South-East conceived the child using sperm bought from a website. After paying a fee to browse the site,...
Dear Lowri; Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions
Byline: LOWRI TURNER Throw in the towel I'm going on holiday to a villa in Spain. We have to take our own beach towels. Any ideas? What about a designer towel? I know this sounds very Eighties - back then, I remember being given a Versace...
Doing Time with My Mate Johnny Aitken; EX-ROBBER TELLS HOW HE BECAME AN USHER AT DISGRACED FORMER MP'S WEDDING
Byline: STEVE BOGGAN THERE was a time, not long ago, when Jonathan Aitken, former chief secretary to the treasury, would have crossed the road if he had seen Mickey Aguda walking his way. A hardened criminal who robbed vans of cash and freight,...
Don't Let the Killjoys Rule Us; the Barschak Fiasco Has Led to Calls for Greater Royal Security - but Gatecrashing Will Always Be a Staple of the Party Season
Byline: WILLIAM CASH AT a party inside Kensington Palace the other night, I was standing close to the Duke of Gloucester, Lady Helen Taylor and actress Stefanie Powers, when I recognised somebody a few yards away that I knew. He was wearing a grey...
Facing the Music; Barrymore Braves the West End Stage
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THE INSIDIOUS allure of drink and drugs has cast the darkest of shadows over Michael Barrymore. Since 21-year-old Stuart Lubbock was found dead after a drink and drug-fuelled party at Barrymore's Essex home he has found himself...
FIFA May Rename Cup as Tribute to Tragic Foe
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS THE next Confederations Cup may be named after Marc-Vivien Foe in tribute to the Cameroon midfielder who died after last night's semi-final in Lyon. The former West Ham star collapsed during his country's 1-0 victory over...
FIRED! Rail Firm Stripped of Franchise for Failing Commuters
Byline: DICK MURRAY TRAIN operator Connex was today sacked due to its chronic failure to run services on time. Connex, one of the biggest rail companies in London and the South-East, was stripped of its franchise by the Strategic Rail Authority....
'Fly-for-[Pounds Sterling]1' Adverts Could Be Banned over Hidden Extras; BID TO FORCE AIRLINES TO PUBLICISE ALL COSTS
Byline: VICTORIA FLETCHER BUDGET airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet could be banned from using adverts offering flights for as little as [pounds sterling]1, it emerged today. Trading standards officers want to force holiday firms to include hidden...
Good Riddance
CONNEX, LONDON'S busiest rail operator, is a byword for inefficiency, unpunctuality, cavalier treatment of passengers and sheer overcrowding. For the 120,000 passengers it carries every day, its service represents everything that is most infuriating...
Graham Cunningham's Guide to Rest of TV Races
Newcastle (Ch4) 1.45 Most of this field are closely matched, though whether some are in peak form is another matter. Country Reel goes unpenalised for last year's Gimcrack win but along with Nayyir he lacks a recent run. Vision Of Night finished...
Grande Dame of Jabberwocky; Bridget Riley's Explanations of Her Elegant Yet Mechanical Art Are as Contrived as the Works Themselves
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL FOR Bridget Riley, the unique grande dame of European painting since her appearance at the Venice Biennale in 1968, the critic is compelled to plunder his thesaurus of superlatives. I can do no better than employ those of the...
Greg's Umpire Has Really Got My Deuces Flowing
Byline: DAVID MELLOR ONE day they blacken your boots and the next they blacken your character. So true, as Greg Rusedski found out yesterday. The hacks had been building him up before his showdown with Andy Roddick - rightly regarding this dual...
Hammers' Tribute to Mr Smiley of Football
Byline: KEN DYER;MICHAEL HART THERE is only one shirt hanging in the office of West Ham chairman Terry Brown. Surprisingly it does not belong to Hammers legends like Bobby Moore or Sir Geoff Hurst but to Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroon midfielder...
Hands Set to Lose All in Meridien Crunch Talks
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE BANKERS were today holding crunch talks over the future of the struggling Le Meridien hotel chain in a lifesaving restructuring likely to leave shareholders including multimillionaire Guy Hands with nothing. CIBC, Merrill...
Honest Eddie to Tell All; City Insider
*OUTGOING Bank of England Governor Sir Edward George has made an unprecedented, subversive offer to speak his mind just 24 hours before relinquishing one of the key economic posts in the world and his successor Mervyn King takes over. He is appearing...
Hooray! We're Seeing a Return of Tears Don't Call Them Wimps. It Takes Great Courage for a Woman to Be a Crybaby in Public
Byline: VICTORIA COREN WELL, it's not quite Boudicca. And it's not Xena, Warrior Princess. This is not in any way an Amazonian image of female strength and power. A rake-thin, sobbing girl crawls damply off the tennis court, wiping the snot onto...
I Fell in Love with My Cossack Guide - Now I'm Determined to Marry Him; the Descendant of Russian Author Leo Tolstoy Tells of the Epic Trek along the Silk Road Which Led to Romance
Byline: ALEXANDRA TOLSTOY WHEN I first set eyes on Shamil Galimzyanov I wasn't at my best. I was suffering from amoebic dysentery and was distracted by the memory of Abbas, the dark, handsome guide who had just left us. It was four weeks into an...
I'm a Calamity, Get Me out of Here; FIRST NIGHT: TOYAH FAILS TO LIFT THIS NOT-SO-WILD WEST ROMP
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Calamity Jane, Shaftesbury Theatre IN 1953, Doris Day briefly laid aside blonde perfection and doeeyed domesticity to play Calamity Jane, a Wild West tomboy with little dress sense and rather more aggressive motives...
Investors Add Chinese Retail Giant to Baskets; Market Report
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH ASIA'S markets found a firmer tone with which to end the week, inspired by Wall Street's rebound, especially in hi-tech issues. But it was a decidedly low-tech concern that stole the show as Lianhua, China's largest retail...
I Regret Greg 'Out' Shout Says Heckler; FAN OFFERS TO PAY PLAYER'S FINE
Byline: ROB MCNEIL THE MAN who caused Greg Rusedski to lose his temper by wrongly calling "out" from the crowd has vowed never to return to Wimbledon. Evaldas Zilionis claims he shouted to try to induce a double fault from Rusedski's opponent...
Judge Attacks Failed [Pounds Sterling]3m Case against Police Chiefs; COST OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PROSECUTION WOULD HAVE PAID FOR 70 EXTRA CONSTABLES
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A HIGH COURT judge today condemned the Health and Safety Executive over a failed attempt to prosecute the most senior officer at Scotland Yard which cost the taxpayer [pounds sterling]3million. The [pounds sterling]2million...
Maria Is Maturing beyond Her Years; Wimbledon 2003
Byline: MATT HUGHES IF Maria Sharapova's tennis matures at the same rate as personal skills then she could become one hell of a player. It's early days, of course, but the 16-year-old is taking the pressure of becoming the sport's latest pinup...
Meera's Lust for Life; Meera Syal, One of the Most Successful Comedian/writers of Her Generation, Discovered Early on That Making People Laugh Could Keep Her out of Trouble. It's Also Made Her an Estimated [Pounds Sterling]4 Million
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX Goodness gracious me, Meera Syal will shortly be starring in a telly ad and the beautiful, twinkly-eyed Asian actress and writer is not touting curry. No, we're talking good old Walkers crisps. In the forthcoming ad, Gary Lineker...
Mobile Phone Bills Slashed
Byline: VICTORIA FLETCHER MOBILE phone bills will be slashed by up to 30 per cent after a High Court ruling today. Telecoms giants Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange have been told they must abide by a ruling from watchdogs earlier this year to cut...
Monty and Marion Wait for 'Superbaby'; World's Fastest Couple on Track for Their Greatest Moment
Byline: IAN CHADBAND TIM MONTGOMERY has heard all the jokes already. Well, you're the fastest man in the world and your missus, Marion Jones, is the fastest woman. So can we assume that your offspring is likely to be the first ever to learn to...
MPs See Secret Iraq Papers as No 10 Piles Pressure on BBC
Byline: CHARLES REISS;JOE MURPHY DOWNING STREET today tried to nail the BBC in their venomous row by handing MPs hitherto top-secret evidence about the controversial dossier on Iraq. The papers were said to include confidential memos between...
My London MATTHEW WILLIAMSON; the Fashion Designer Loves London Parks, His Sunken Bath and the Idea of Three-Day Weekends
Matthew Williamson Where do you live and why? Primrose Hill. It's ten minutes from my studio and it somehow feels like I am in the country. Plus, I can walk home. I prefer to separate my home and working life. How long have you lived there?...
One True Blue; Judge Is Told Boy Band Must Hand Name Back to Seventies Group
Byline: PAUL CHESTON BLUE, one of the most successful boy bands in the world, should change their name because it clashes with a group of ageing musicians from the Seventies, the High Court heard today. The band - renowned for the clean-cut looks...
On the Grid: THE THREE TENORS
on the grid: THE THREE TENORS Biography JOSE CARRERAS, 56 Son of a policeman and hairdresser, he grew up in a poor district of Barcelona; studied music and made his debut in 1970, aged 22, at Barcelona's Royal Opera House; was diagnosed with...
Opportunity Knocks; Getting in His National Side Was an Ordeal for Jacques Rudolph, but His 222 on Debut Made It All Worthwhile
Byline: DAVID LLOYD TRY "Jacques Rudolph". Well, he's worth a punt if you are stumped by a cricket question this summer and don't have another thought in your head. Who made a Test debut that never was? Rudolph, maybe. Who would have made...
Players in Tears as Football Star Foe Collapses and Dies; DOCTORS LAUNCH INVESTIGATION TO FIND CAUSE OF 28-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH
Byline: ED HARRIS MEDICAL experts were today trying to establish what caused Premiership star Marc-Vivien Foe to collapse and die during a game for Cameroon. The former West Ham player, who was on loan to Manchester City and was in the peak of...
Posh Scruff or Hoxton Chick? There's a New Girl in Town: She Wears Vintage, Dreads and Lives in W11. She's Not the Only One in Uniform. We Identify London's Style Tribes
Soho trendy The ST knows her Levi's Red from her 501's, and she's a sneakerandshades geek. Shops at: My Trainers, Cinch, The Dispensary. Hangs out at: The Coach and Horses, Alphabet. Most likely to say: "You've got the limited edition Nike...
Print Makers; ES SHOPPER
Cult print label Eley Kishimoto now has its own archive store in Bermondsey What is it? Husband-and-wife design team Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, famed for their vibrant and unusual prints, have just opened their first shop in up-and-coming...
RAF Veteran May Have Known and Trusted His 'Psychopathic' Killer; SON'S DISBELIEF AS POLICE PROFILE 88-YEAR-OLD'S MURDERER
Byline: GRAHAM KEELEY THIS is the Second World War veteran police believe may have been murdered by a psychopath who gets a thrill from killing. Widower Joseph Cohen, 88, was stabbed more than 20 times in a "cold, callous, deliberate" way. ...
Rail Rivals Eye Franchise as Door Shuts on Connex; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE signals switched to green for train operators today following the decision of the Strategic Rail Authority to take away Connex Transport UK's franchise to operate services to London from Kent and Sussex. Poor services...
Rail Rivals Eye Franchise as Door Slams on Connex; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE signals switched to green for train operators today following the Strategic Rail Authority's decision to take away Connex Transport UK's franchise to operate services to London from Kent and Sussex. Poor services and...
Rate Cut Is Odds on as Growth Slows to a Crawl
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE THE economy ground almost to a standstill in the first three months of the year, expanding at its slowest pace for 11 years, official data showed today. In a move making an interest rate cut a racing certainty next month,...
Reggae Maestro Toasts in the Sun
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Sean Paul Ocean, E8 IN the past week or so I have found it almost impossible to travel down a busy road without hearing Sean Paul's Get Busy blaring from a souped-up car with its windows down. Reggae always makes an...
Restaurant Spy; 'Was It My Imagination or Was SCOTT'S Fish Pie Better Than the Fish Pie at Sheekey's?'
Byline: TOBY YOUNG I first noticed something had changed at Scott's about nine months ago. One of my best friends lives almost directly beneath this famous Mayfair institution and the two of us were in the habit of popping in from time to time on...
Revealed: Truth about Asylum Seekers' Home
Byline: WILL STEWART;STEVE BOGGAN THIS is the "comfortable and substantial" house left behind by the asylum-seeking family at the centre of a [pounds sterling]100,000 legal battle. Reeking of damp and kitted out with Soviet kitchenware, it is...
Risks of Policing
WHEN A POLICEMAN dies in pursuit of a burglar, the response of most of us is to regard the event as a tragic accident but one that can, unfortunately, happen to serving policemen in the course of carrying out an inherently risky, and often dangerous...
Rocking in the UK; as Radio 2 Debates the 'Crisis' in British Pop, Glastonbury Is the First of the Summer Festivals to Show That Our Home-Grown Music Scene Is as Healthy as It Has Ever Been
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD BY mid-afternoon, 112,000 people will be gathered in several scruffy fields in the most inaccessible part of Somerset for the three-day Glastonbury Festival. They will have braved gridlock to complete their pilgrimage and...
Rosamund Laid Bare; Last Year She Played a Bond Girl, Now She's a Box-Office Sellout on the London Stage. Rosamund Pike Talks to Stuart Husband about Her Blonde Ambition
Byline: ROSAMUND PIKE How am I going to be spending the summer?' muses Rosamund Pike, squinting against the sunlight streaming through the window of an office in the Royal Court Theatre. 'Well, I'll be rediscovering London after a couple of summers...
Saved by the Seat of His Trousers. Our Man Puts 'Chair' Jeans to the Test
Byline: NICK CURTIS WE ALL know the feeling: you stand for hours on a crowded, sweaty Tube platform, feet throbbing and calves aching, until the train finally arrives and... all the seats are full. Now, though, as revealed in yesterday's Evening...
School Moves to Shorter Week as Cash Crisis Bites; Pupils to Lose One Afternoon
Byline: TIM MILES THE SCHOOL funding crisis deepened today when the first London school announced it would move to a permanently shortened week from September. Coulsdon High School in Croydon told its parents today that every pupil will lose...
Schumacher Defends Brother Ralf's Tactics
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY MICHAEL SCHUMACHER came up with an interesting choice of words when he chose to slate those who criticised his brother Ralf for failing to overtake him at the Canadian Grand Prix 12 days ago. The five-times world champion,...
Scud Blast Could Scatter Seeds in Front of Henman; Wimbledon 2003
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY SO here's the masterplan. Tim Henman gets through to his fifth Wimbledon semi-final, right? But if he does, on paper he will meet Andre Agassi, tougher than titanium, hungry as ever. Looks tricky. So what we need is someone...
Straw Denies Campbell Inserted 45-Minute Claim in Iraq Dossier
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY MINISTERS admitted for the first time today that a crucial claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction ready to be fired within 45 minutes was inserted into a key government dossier weeks before it was published....
Take Me to Your Ex-Leader
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH ONE of the lowest points of the recent Iraq war was surely the news that Yusuf Islam ( formerly Cat Stevens and even more formerly Steven Demetre Georgiou) had gone back into the studios, to record a new version of Peace...
Taking the Bath Waters; Bath Go Back in Time and Follow in Jane Austen's Footsteps to the Georgian City of Bath. You Can Take the Healing Waters and Soon You'll Be Able to Bathe in Them Again, Too, Says Lydia Slater
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Who can ever be tired of Bath?' Jane Austen once had a heroine exclaim. How right she was: 200 years later, it's still a fun place to go for the weekend. It hasn't changed all that much since Austen's day. While Bath has suffered...
Tate Braced for Row over [Pounds Sterling]1.5m Pension Sweetener
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN FORMER Tate & Lyle chief executive Larry Pillard got a [pounds sterling]1.5 million pension sweetener when he unexpectedly quit the sugar and starches giant last year. The payment allowed Pillard, 55, to take his [pounds...
The Governors; AS SIR EDWARD GEORGE PREPARES TO HAND OVER THE BANK OF ENGLAND HOT SEAT TO MERVYN KING ON MONDAY
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING AT MIDNIGHT on Monday, the reins of interest rate power will change hands. Bank of England Governor Sir Edward George, affectionately known as "Steady Eddie", retires and hands over to his deputy, Mervyn King. The job...
The New Designer Side of Bangkok; Posh 'N' Becks Gave It a Miss but the Thai Capital Is Now a Magnet for the Fashion Conscious
Byline: PAUL OSWELL ONE night in Bangkok. Makes the tough guys crumble, apparently. Was this why the Posh 'n' Becks Asian roadshow sidestepped the Thai capital this week? If they had taken a second look, they would have found enough designer attractions...
The Top Ten.Steely Step-Parents; Being a Step Parent Is Never Easy but When You Throw a Famous Ego, or Two, into the Mixing Bowl, It Can Be a Recipe for Disaster. Mind Your Step
Rula Lenska, 55, whipped Dennis Waterman from under Patricia Maynard's nose, to the horror of their daughter Hannah, aka EastEnders' Laura Beale. Rula then accused Dennis of being a heavy-drinking wife-beater, provoking a rebuttal from Pat. Then...
The War Isn't over - nor Is the Grief
Byline: WILL SELF CASUAL anti-Americanism is at a peak among the liberal establishment in this country. You can't turn on the television without seeing talking heads spitting venom at the Americans for reasons that ostensibly have nothing to do...
Thirsty for Long Journeys - and Petrol
Byline: MIKE STONE FORD'S current range of solidly made, well engineered cars has long banished the company's old image as a maker of tinny cheapies. The latest version of the Galaxy people-carrier is no exception, and over a two-week test, the...
Those School Bullies Who Almost Drove Me to Suicide; after Two Pupils at One School Killed Themselves, Singer Barratt Waugh Tells of the Years of Cruelty That Led Him to Back a New Anti Bullying Campaign
Byline: LINA DAS NOT long ago, Barratt Waugh returned to his secondary school to sing a live set in front of 1,000 pupils. It was, he says, "a terrifying experience" - not because he was performing but because the school was the scene of his most...
Tim Hopes to Rewrite Script; Wimbledon 2003
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HENMAN spent last night studying videos of the latest tennis journeyman to stand in the way of his attempt to ruin the Wimbledon film script. Henman's straight sets win over qualifier Michael Llodra yesterday went on court...
Vaughan and Co Need That Magic Touch to Ease the Pressure
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND return to The Oval tomorrow looking to rediscover the magic touch that saw them turn disappointing defeat into stirring victory on the same ground just a week ago, writes David Lloyd. A four-wicket loss to Zimbabwe...
We Trawl the High Street, So You Don't Have to. ES SHOPPER ES SHOPPER
rockon... At last, the cult jewellery brand Andrea Renee, adored by Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, has arrived in London. Designed by Renee herself and Vincent Dante Polino, who started selling their own line of accessories while still at college...
What's Eating London Girls? in a Culture That Glorifies Skinny Women, the Message Seems Clear: Thin Gets You on to the A-List. but There Is a Serious Downside to Having Such Slim Role Models, as Genevieve Fox Reports
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX A swish restaurant launch in Piccadilly. The theme is Pacific Rim - fashionable shorthand for tiny portions. Discarded plates of steamed white asparagus and morsels of pan-fried veal pile up amid empty martini glasses and crumpled...
Where Was Backup Asks Soldier's Father; War Aftermath
Byline: COLIN FREEMAN;PATRICK SAWER THE father of one of the British soldiers murdered by enraged Iraqis said today the men were not given enough backup. Reg Keys, whose son Lance Corporal Thomas Richard Keys, 20, was among six Royal Military...
Who Goes to. John Sandoe; When Mick Jagger, Lucian Freud or Tom Stoppard Fancy a Good Read, They Drop in on This Chelsea Institution. Matthew Sweet Reports on London's Most Beguiling Bookshop
Byline: MATTHEW SWEET Ask the booksellers of John Sandoe discreetly and they might tell you a story. You might learn about their former colleague Felicite Gwynne, the hot tempered sister of Elizabeth David, who bustled a wobbly old lady from...
Williams Sisters in Race Row; Wimbledon 2003
Byline: LEO SPALL THE women's semi-finals at Wimbledon look set for a race row after Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams, today reignited the debate over racism in tennis, claiming that fans don't want to see her daughters do...
Wind of Change Shakes Oratorio
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON El Nino Barbican ON Wednesday night the Barbican played host to Andre Previn, conducting the first UK performance of his new opera A Streetcar Named Desire. Last night it was the turn of another American composer,...
Wray: I'll Stay at Sarries 'Forever'; Exclusive
Byline: CHRIS JONES NIGEL WRAY today pledged to back Saracens "forever" despite already spending [pounds sterling]12million of his own money to keep the Zurich Premiership strugglers afloat. His vote of confidence follows the axing of the entire...
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