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Articles from September 9, 2002

100 Police to Guard Huntley from Mob in His First Court Appearance
Byline: HARRIET ARKELL A HUNDRED police officers are expected to escort murder suspect Ian Huntley when he makes his first court appearance in person tomorrow morning. The extra officers - nearly twice as many as were needed to escort Maxine...
70 Years after She Was Lost, Gallery's Founder Is Finally Back Home
Byline: LUKE LEITCH FALSE trails suggested it was in a hotel lobby in Ohio or even the collection of a Miami-based mafioso - but, after a search that has lasted more than 70 years, a long-lost painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds has finally been found...
A Day in the Life of a ... Bespoke Bootmaker
Byline: PETE CLARK IF I were a lazy writer, I would suggest that stepping into John Lobb, Bootmaker, in St James's Street, is akin to stepping into the past, a golden age when the craft of applying uppers to soles was entrusted to the skill and...
All in a Day's Work
Byline: KATE CROCKETT Sarah Cleary Education and community dance worker SARAH Cleary, 24, works at the Laban Centre for Dance in New Cross. The centre trains professional dancers from all over the world and is heavily involved in delivering...
Anger at [Pounds Sterling]7m Railtrack Bonuses
Byline: DICK MURRAY SENIOR managers at Railtrack are to share nearly [pound]7 million in "loyalty" payments for staying with the company after it was forced into financial collapse last year, it was revealed today. Some directors will pocket...
A Night with the Fashion Herd; Avant-Garde St Martins Lane Is like a Trip to Wonderland
Byline: PETRONELLA WYATT I HAD some American friends, Gordon and his wife Suzanne, staying last week. They are simply mad about the theatre. What better than to take them to St Martins Lane hotel in the West End, walking distance from the best shows...
Ask the Expert; Want to Dress to Impress at Work? Penny Cottee Gets Some Advice from an Image Expert, and Learns a Few Trade Secrets That Won't Cost a Fortune
Byline: PENNY COTTEE I'd like to be considered for promotion soon, so how do I tailor my work wardrobe to match my ambitions? "The key thing is to fit in with your company culture," says Gill Hicks, image expert with Penna Consulting. "Wanting...
A Timely and Poignant Clemency; OPERA
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS La Clemenza di Tito Royal Opera House WITH the triumphs of Ariadne not yet a day old and fresh in the ears of memory, Covent Garden's second new production of the season served up more muted pleasures. In part, it is the...
A Trio of Trickery; THEATRE
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Damsels in Distress: FlatSpin/GamePlan/ RolePlay Duchess Theatre ALAN Ayckbourn's latest trilogy, Damsels in Distress, is like a series of great comedic equations, where each joke is plotted with strategic exactness and...
A World of Worry over the Cracks in Confidence; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON AT THE end of June the Bank for International Settlements was breathing a sigh of relief over the "remarkable resilience" of the international financial system in the face of the succession of shocks - ranging from Enron's...
Bandari Is Raring to Go for St Leger Challenge
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM CONNECTIONS of Bandari can hardly wait for Saturday's Rothmans Royals St Leger after the ante-post favourite came through his latest workout "raring to go" this morning. The Alhaarth colt had his entry for the [pound]400,000...
Biking through the Battlefields of Bosnia
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH THROUGH THE EMBERS OF CHAOS: Balkan Journeys by Dervla Murphy (John Murray, [pound]20) DERVLA Murphy travels by bicycle. It is a method of transport she has employed to good effect on four continents, and in her journeys...
Bloke with No Jokes
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH IT was some years ago, while making a series for Radio 1, that I first realised the Rolling Stones don't have much of a sense of humour. I'd done the decent thing and written to Mr Michael Jagger (he of the childbearing...
Body AND Mind
Byline: TINA BEXSON OH no! Yet another colleague has bounded into the office enthusing about how she is going to spend lunchtimes chanting or getting in touch with her prana, her chi or her inner child. In fact you're not quite sure which because...
Buildings That Tell His Story
Byline: ROWAN MOORE ON A GRANDER SCALE: The Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren by Lisa Jardine (HarperCollins, [pound]25) READER, if you require a monument, look around you," it says above Sir Christopher Wren's tomb in St Paul's Cathedral....
Byatt's Tale of Plain V Fancy
Byline: JANE SHILLING A WHISTLING WOMAN by AS Byatt (Chatto, [pound]16.99) A WHISTLING Woman is the fourth novel in the fictional sequence on which AS Byatt has been working since the late Seventies, when the first, The Virgin in the Garden,...
Celebrities Revolt at Flood of Homes in Chelsea Harbour
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL;HUGH MUIR IT IS one of London's celebrity enclaves. For more than a decade, entertainers, sports stars and captains of industry have made their homes in upmarket Chelsea Harbour. But now they are at the centre of an angry...
Children Put at Risk as Teacher Vetting Is Given Top Priority
Byline: JOE MURPHY THOUSANDS of people working with children will not be vetted for up to a year because teachers were made the top priority in clearing a backlog. The disclosure today prompted an angry backlash in Whitehall but Estelle Morris,...
David and Goliath
THEIR CAMP DAVID meeting, according to President Bush and Tony Blair, was warm and positive, a true meeting of minds. It could not have been otherwise, given that the whole purpose of the meeting was to demonstrate to the world that Britain stood shoulder...
England Unity; Sven's Top Stars Reject a Bigger Share of Spoils
Byline: DAVID BOND ENGLAND'S most high profile players have rejected an offer from the Football Association to take a greater share of the money Sven-Goran Eriksson's team earn from commercial work. As England's performance against Portugal,...
Euripides with a Modern Twist
Byline: MICHAEL CHURCH THE SONGS OF THE KINGS by Barry Unsworth (Hamish Hamilton, [pound]16.99) IT'S quite a good story, really. Warlord Agamemnon's fleet can't sail for Troy because the wind is in the wrong direction; high priest Calchas announces...
First Black Baftas Aim to Copy Worldwide Success of the Mobo Awards
Byline: ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM BRITAIN'S black film and television stars walk into the spotlight tonight with the staging of the first "Black Bafta" awards. The inaugural Black Filmmakers (BFM) Film and Television Awards is expected to heap accolades...
Foster's Hoping to Get the Thumbs Up from England
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THE silver lining James Foster has searched for all summer should finally become visible tomorrow. But for a broken arm, he would at least have started this season as England's first-choice Test wicket-keeper. And but for...
Global Warming Brings Fever Risk to UK
Byline: GERAINT SMITH GLOBAL warming will bring a clutch of potentially fatal diseases to Britain, as bugs adjust to the changed climate more rapidly than humans, an expert said today. Mosquito-borne dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile fever...
Have-Nots of Private Equity in Uphill Task; Breaking Views
Byline: HUGO DIXON THE private equity world is divided into haves and havenots. The haves are those firms smart or lucky enough to have raised money before equity markets tanked. They include BC Partners, Apax, CVC and Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts....
Inspired by Undesirables
Byline: MARK SANDERSON GETTING PERSONAL: A Biographer's Memoir by Brian Masters (Constable, [pound]16.99) BRIAN Masters has made a career out of getting into bad company. He has written the life stories of such deadly creatures as Dennis Nilsen,...
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle, the Lion Is DJ Tony
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON VETERAN DJ Tony Blackburn's career was given a huge boost last night when he was crowned "King of the Jungle" by 880,000 phone voters in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here. Commentators predict the 59-year-old will...
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle, the Lion Is Now Tony Blackburn
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON;PATRICK SAWER THE CAREER of veteran DJ Tony Blackburn, once reviled as the king of corn, was given a huge boost today as he became "king of the jungle". Blackburn was voted the winner of ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me...
Iraq Jitters Keep Share Buyers out of Action; Market Report
Byline: PAUL ARMSTRONG NERVOUSNESS about a US attack on Iraq persuaded many investors to remain on the sidelines when trading opened this morning, overshadowing the subsequent rise in oil and gold prices. Dealers said the London market was set...
It's All in the Baby's Mind
Byline: DYLAN EVANS THE BLANK SLATE: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Penguin, [pound]25) STEVEN Pinker's latest book is bigger and bolder than anything he has previously written. In The Language Instinct (1994), he treated...
Je Ne Regrette Rien (Yes, He Really Did Say It)
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS NICOLAS ANELKA shrugs his shoulders. He is contemplating the reception he will receive when he takes the field at Highbury tomorrow night for his new - or should that be latest - club Manchester City. No matter that he...
Join Antiwar Campaign, Urges Mayor
Byline: HUGH MUIR;JUSTIN DAVENPORT KEN LIVINGSTONE has demanded that Tony Blair halt the march towards war with Iraq. In a strongly worded statement, the Mayor warned today that war could have serious implications for London. Mr Livingstone will...
Joy of the New at Royal Opera; OPERA
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS Ariadne auf Naxos Royal Opera House NEW production, new season, new music director, a new chapter in the Royal Opera's history. Within minutes of the eagerly awaited official start of London-born Antonio Pappano's regime,...
Jury Hears Horror List of 64 Injuries to Tragic Ainlee
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN;PAUL CHESTON A SICKENING list of the injuries suffered by a two-year-old girl before she died of the "grossest of gross neglect", including cigarette burns, bruises and pinch marks, was detailed at the Old Bailey today. ...
Labour Is [Pounds Sterling]6million in Red amid Exodus of 39,000 Members
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE Labour Party's membership is in freefall with 39,000 rank-and-file members quitting last year, its annual report revealed today. The party is also nursing an overdraft of more than [pound]6 million because of plummeting...
Lane's Wayward Tree Shot Opens the Door for Faldo
GOLF: Nick Faldo is on course to partner Justin Rose in the World Cup in December after Barry Lane's quadruple bogey seven at the 16th hole in the final round of the European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre. Lane would have finished joint second behind...
Last Man out of the South Tower; in His First Ever Interview, a Successful Financier Recalls the Horror of His Miraculous Escape from the Twin Towers Which Has Never before Been Told. He Describes How He Sent a Man to His Death ... and How Sometimes He Wishes He Had Died Too
Byline: DAVID COHEN "BOY, that plane's comin' in low - where's it going?" John Pyndus, an executive director of financiers Morgan Stanley, was at his desk on the 74th floor of the south tower when he heard Irene, one of the secretaries, say these...
London on Terror Alert for 11 Sepember
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A MAJOR security operation is under way this week to protect London from the threat of a terrorist attack to mark the anniversary of 11 September. Mobile armed road blocks will be in place at key points around the capital...
London's Hoop Dream; Ian Whittell Reports on How the Capital's Hopes of Hosting a NBA Club Are Being Boosted by a Planned [Pounds Sterling]130m Arena at the Millennium Dome
Byline: IAN WHITTELL LONDON has emerged as the preferred choice of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to host a club should the league follow through with plans to expand beyond North America. The prospect of a London team competing on...
Look Good for Work with Help of Experts; You Need to Dress Well to Make a Good Impression in Your Job. Sarah Richardson Walks from Sloane Street to the High Street to See the People Behind the Fashion Retailers
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON Personal shopper Lorraine Joseph, Browns AS manageress of Browns in Sloane Street, Lorraine Joseph sees herself more as a personal shopper than a sales consultant. " Our clients come to us and stick with us: 50 per...
Looking the Part; Appearances Are Important at Work and Tina Bexson Finds out Why Some People Suffer Forms of Discrimination
YOU would think that in the 21st century we'd be a little more enlightened as to the vacuity of using looks to judge people and their capabilities. However, not only are we making more judgments about image, becoming more obsessed with the beautiful...
Look What I Found in the Trolley; It's Supermarkets Not Supermodels That Get All the Best Clothes Today
Byline: EMINE SANER Everyone knows the point of London Fashion Week is that it's the chance for the capital's fashion pack to parade like Prada-clad peacocks in front of each other, mentally totting up the price of that editor's outfit or enviously...
Low Blow Sensibly Delivered to High Ideals
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL SO our MPs think tall buildings are "not needed to curb urban sprawl" and that developers "can achieve high-density offices and housing in medium and low-rise schemes in urban centres without all the disadvantages of high-rise...
Madonna: My Terror While Guy Filmed My Sex Scenes
Byline: RICHARD HOLLIDAY MADONNA today admitted that shooting graphic sex scenes with co-star Adiano Giannini in her new movie, Swept Away, had been "terrifying" - as the film was directed by her husband, Guy Ritchie. Madonna, 44, said: "We saved...
Marshall with Taste for Duels Rides into the Sunset
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN;ROBERT LEA EVEN NOW, there are traditionally masculine industries where women have yet to make much progress. Energy, with all its paraphernalia of big boys' toys such as oil rigs and power stations, is one of them. ...
Meet Kate's Other Half; Even Though the Paparazzi Push Him Aside to Get to His Famous Girlfriend, There Is More to Jefferson Hack Than Being Mr Moss
Byline: LIZ JONES JEFFERSON Hack is pacing the floor of his loft-like offices on Old Street. He is putting to bed the latest issue of his achingly stylish biannual fashion tome, Another Magazine. He is wearing a pair of saggy old jeans that haven't...
'Mick's Away Touring for Two Years. Thank Gaaad'; She Has a New Man in Her Life and a Fresh Stage Role. but Jerry Hall Admits It Can Be Difficult Living Next Door to Mick Jagger
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH THANK goodness there is virtually no one in the pub when Jerry Hall walks in. The only person there, the barman, can barely speak when the 5ft 11in former model turns to him and says, "Ah don't know what to have for luyunch."...
Moderates and Hard Left Join Forces to Inflict Blows on Blair
Byline: CHARLES REISS MODERATES and the hard-Left in the big unions today combined in an unholy alliance to inflict a series of rebuffs and defeats on Tony Blair. Derek Simpson, the hardliner now in joint control of Amicus, Britain's biggest...
More Than Just the Tale of Samson
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT PROMS 2002 BBCSO/Eschenbach BBCCO/Harth-Bedoya The Sixteen/ Christopher Royal Albert Hall IF Handel's 1741 oratorio Samson was simply a biblical story set to music, last night's Proms performance might be considered ill-timed....
My Father and Stalin
Byline: RICHARD OVERY KOBA THE DREAD: Laughter and the Twenty Million by Martin Amis (Cape, [pound]16.99) STALIN had a terrible fear of death, or rather of his own death. Yet he ran a system in the Soviet Union that was responsible during his...
My Guided Tour of Iraq's 'Innocent' Atomic Plant
Byline: SAM KILEY By Sam Kiley inside the Tuwaitha nuclear plant near Baghdad IRAQ today gave the media access to its largest known nuclear plant, claiming it would prove that Britain and the US have been "lying" over allegations that Saddam...
New Look on the Road to a New Job; It's Tough in the World of Work, and Your Appearance Could Be All That Separates You and an Equally Qualified Candidate for a Job or Promotion. We Asked Experts from Michaeljohn to Get to Work on Two PS Readers Who Wanted a Makeover to Help Get Them Started Their Career Paths
Byline: JENNY HIRSCHKORN Anna Parkinson, 23 Why do you need a makeover? After university, I took a secretarial course at Queen's College, London, and am about to start my first permanent job as PA to the marketing director of the Royal Ballet...
Openers Have the Pace to Trouble Aussies
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND'S best chance of hitting Australia with pace this winter could lie with Marcus Trescothick and Michael Vaughan. The selectors are expected to pick as many as seven fast bowlers - including allrounder Andrew Flintoff...
Parents Expected to Outlive Children as Obesity Spreads
Byline: GERAINT SMITH By Geraint Smith at the British Association Science Festival PARENTS are likely to outlive their children in Western societies if the alarming increase in obesity continues, scientists warned today. A combination of high-energy,...
Peerless Pete to Consider Future
Byline: CHRIS JONES PETE SAMPRAS is going to take a break from tennis, and decide if a record 14th Grand Slam triumph at the US Open last night is the perfect end to a brilliant career. Sampras defeated arch-rival Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7,...
Petty England; Wenger Blasts FA for Their Decision to Ditch Doctors
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS;DAVID BOND ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger today hit back at the decision by the Football Association to sack doctors John Crane and Tim Sonnex from working with the England team. Both doctors are involved in the medical...
Planning for Your Future; London's Skyline Is One of the Most Famous in the World, but It Takes Strategic Thinking to Keep It That Way. Bethan Ryder Reports on the People Who Keep the Architects in Line
Byline: BETHAN RYDER HITTING the headlines and shattering the skyline, London architecture has never been so exciting and controversial. Landmark developments spring easily to mind: the Tate Modern, the London Eye, the Heron Tower, the GLA building,...
[Pounds Sterling]500 Million Lifeline for British Energy
STRICKEN nuclear electricity generator British Energy was today thrown a [pound]500 million lifeline by the Government in a move certain to trigger a furious row about the taxpayer bailing out privatised companies. The deal will provide British...
Rattle Brings Touch of the Sun to Berlin
Byline: STEFAN LUHLE Stefan Luhle reviews Sir Simon Rattle's debut as conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic HUGE placards throughout Berlin announced the event: Sir Simon Rattle was about to give his first concert as chief conductor of the Berlin...
Rising Number of Attacks 'Is Forcing Women to Stop Going out to Work'
Byline: NILUFER ATIK WOMEN in London are becoming increasingly afraid of using public transport to get to work, a new report claims. The rising number of attacks on train platforms, at bus stops and by bogus cabdrivers has reduced their willingness...
RMT 'Will Shut the Tube If Firefighters Go on Strike'
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE Tube will come to a halt if firefighters go ahead with their pay strike, union leaders warned today. Bob Crow, head of the RMT, says it would be unsafe to keep the Underground running without fire brigade cover. Unless...
SADDAM A-BOMB 'WITHIN MONTHS'; Iraq Has Technology, Says New Study as Blair Steps Up Pressure
Byline: JOE MURPHY;CHARLES REISS SADDAM HUSSEIN could be only "months" away from launching a nuclear bomb, a shocking report on Iraq's military capabilities reveals today. The Iraqi leader possesses almost all the technology needed to build his...
Scotland Talking Tough
Byline: PAUL THOMSON SCOTLAND striker Stevie Crawford revealed how some straight talking in the dressing room at halftime helped avoid the humiliation of defeat in the Faroe Islands. The Scots were trailing 2-0 after primary school teacher John...
Sex, Lies and the Real World
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH DEAD AIR by Iain Banks (Little, Brown, [pound]16.99) 11 SEPTEMBER 2001. Ken Nott, a borderline sex addict with verbal diarrhoea, is at a party in Docklands. He's drinking, taking drugs, flirting and throwing things from...
Six Ways to Encourage a Healthier Appetite
Byline: GERAINT SMITH By Geraint Smith at the British Association Science Festival BRITISH parents are among the worst at making sure their children eat their greens - letting them gorge on sugary, fatty food at mealtimes, scientists claim today....
Smith Display Made Friendly Worthwhile
Byline: GARETH SOUTHGATE I BELIEVE Alan Smith's tremendous performance alone vindicated the decision to stage the friendly against Portugal. The club versus country debate has been lively over the last few days and I am sure Mr Eriksson, having...
Stewart Backs Surrey for More Glory
SURREY have been told they can keep getting better after capturing a third county championship title in four years, writes David Lloyd. Adam Hollioake's team moved beyond reach when Warwickshire, their last remaining challengers, failed to take...
Surfing's the New Religion; A Sporting Event with a Difference Takes Place in the West Country This Weekend
Byline: TOM OTLEY A BLUSTERY Saturday at Croyde Bay in North Devon, and the first heat of the weekend's Jesus Surf Classic is well under way. Four competitors are out in the surf, watched by five judges on a high wooden platform by the water's edge....
Sven's Rehearsals Are Right Game Plan
Byline: MICHAEL HART THERE would have been no place for Alan Smith in England's starting line up had the game with Portugal been a European Championship tie. Now, though, the young Leeds striker is almost certain to be in from the kick off when...
The Irish Show How Sport Should Be Played; the Armchair View from Callahan's Bar
Byline: PETE CLARK THE significant fact that strikes me about hurling is that the players are entirely unhindered by any notion of physical fear. There are 30 players on the field at any one time, and all of them are brandishing sticks. With...
The News Is We've Sunk. Thames Passenger Cruiser Hits Channel 4 Team's Rowing Boat
Byline: LAURA BURKIN;MARK WILKINSON A TEAM from Channel 4 news were tipped into the Thames as they took part in a rowing race when their boat was hit by apassenger cruiser. Such was the force of the collision that the team, which included news...
The Pearly Queens; as Part of the Jubilee Festival, Pensioners Have Been Sewing Together Memories in a Unique Dress
Byline: KATE CROCKETT IN a ground-floor flat in Ladbroke Grove, a group of elderly women from the Positive Age Centre Craft Group are putting the finishing touches to a wedding dress they've been working on since Easter. There's a lot of excitement...
The Perfect ... ... Bathroom Cabinet; Personal Grooming Counts in the Office If You Don't Want to Be Known as the 'Whiffy One from Accounts' or the 'Scruff from Admin', So What Does Every Working Man and Woman Need in the Bathroom Cabinet?
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON;JUSTINE SPELLER For men Laurel Herman, founder and MD of personal image optimisers Positive Presence, lists the must-haves for every man's bathroom cabinet. Colgate 2 in 1 Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, [pound]1.99;...
The Strongest Voice; Geoffrey Hill Is More Than a Poet's Poet. He Is the Finest English Writer Alive
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THE biennial David Cohen British Literature Prize for a lifetime's achievement is the most distinguished award for a writer in this country. The recipients so far have only added to its status: Harold Pinter, VS Naipaul,...
The West Is Splitting and Bush's People Hardly Seem to Care; despite the Best Efforts of Tony Blair and a New Involvement in the Middle East, America Is More Isolated Than Ever
Byline: TONY JUDT by Tony Judt, Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University and co-editor of The Politics of Retribution in Europe IN the week of the anniversary of September 11, the United States is awash in commemoration....
Three Reasons Why Blair Will Win Fight to Convince His Doubters
Byline: PETER KELLNER THE timing looks bad for Tony Blair. This week, the trade unions will have their say about Iraq. In three weeks, Labour gathers for its annual conference. The Prime Minister would doubtless prefer to confront neither audience...
Tokyo Buoyed by the Latest Prop-Up Plan; Market Report
Byline: RAY HEATH JAPANESE stocks rose sharply today as politicians began wrapping up the package which they hope will rescue the Tokyo stock market from a further descent below 19-year lows. In other Asian markets the US war of words on Iraq...
Top Venice Film Prize for Scots Director
Byline: STANDARD REPORTER SCOTTISH director Peter Mullan is today celebrating after winning top prize at the Venice Film Festival for his film about the Catholic Church and "fallen women". Mullan, 42, won the Golden Lion last night for The Magdalene...
Transport Chiefs Lower Safety Targets for Driving on Buses
Byline: HUGH MUIR LONDON'S transport chiefs have lowered the driving safety target imposed on the capital's buses, it emerged today. One month after the Evening Standard exposed the poor standard of bus driving in the capital, officials from...
TRICKS OF THE TRADE; Turn Yourself from a Tramp into a Vamp
KISS goodbye to that faithful wooly jumper and say hello to the new you with help and advice from Tramp2Vamp, a team of stylists who will help transform us mere mortals from Cinders to Cinderella. Tramp2Vamp's Wardrobe Warriors will assess your...
Victory Joy for Pete, the Daddy (to Be) of Tennis
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU PETE Sampras delivered a devastating return to form to clinch his 14th Grand Slam title under the gaze of his pregnant wife Bridgette. The tennis ace, who had a disappointing Wimbledon, beat fellow veteran Andre Agassi...
Wasps in Jam with Fans over Hold-Ups
Byline: BARRY NEWCOMBE LONDON WASPS are facing problems on and off the pitch after their injury-time win over Bristol in front of a 7,171 crowd, many of whom were left frustrated by hold-ups in getting to the club's new home at High Wycombe. ...
We're Not Dumb - TV Is
Byline: PHILIP HENSHER A POSITIVE orgy of "why-oh-why" and "change-and-decay-in-all-around-I-see" broke out last week among all those people who claim never to watch - or rather "look at" - the television. It must have been the way two fabulously...
'We Will Kill the British Soldiers Five Times Over'
Byline: SAM KILEY By Sam Kiley in Baghdad BAGHDAD and Washington continued to trade allegations over whether Saddam Hussein poses a threat to world peace today as one of the Iraqi president's top advisers singled out British troops for particularly...
When What You Wear Explains What You Do
Byline: ALEX HANNAFORD Women say they like a man in uniform and men tend to have a penchant for a nurse's outfit, but what about the people who have to wear these uniforms? How do they feel and what does it say about them? Alex Hannaford speaks...
Why I'm Taking My Daughter to Live in LA; One Mother on the Nightmare of Moving from London to America (Twice) with Her Young Child in Tow
Byline: TILLY BAGSHAWE MY daughter Sefi and I first moved to Los Angeles two years ago in an ill-fated attempt at nuclear familyship with my long-term American boyfriend, Robin. It had taken six months of unadulterated stress to arrange the move....
William Hill Delivers [Pounds Sterling]80m and Eyes Buys
Byline: SARAH MARKS BOOKMAKER William Hill today unveiled a [pound]12.2 million loss for the first half of the year and warned that since the end of June the group has experienced "a run of less- favourable results with horseracing margins running...
Win Your Child a Role at Arsenal's Euro Night
ARSENAL kick-off their UEFA Champions League campaign against Borussia Dortmund at Highbury next week. Standard Sport has teamed up with Ford in a fantastic competition to offer your son or daughter (12-16 years of age inclusive) and 10 of their...
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