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Articles from July 28, 2003

Aamir Is Happily Married to the Job for Now
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY AAMIR Ghaffar's wife of two months will not be at Birmingham ' s National Indoor Arena today to see his firstround match in the badminton world championships. Sheeba is still in Pakistan, where their arranged marriage took...
A Bang, Then the Killer Blaze Rips through Pub Landlord's Two Boys Die, a Third Son and Blaze Hero Are among Three Critically Hurt
Byline: ED HARRIS;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI POLICE are investigating a double murder after two young brothers died in an arson attack on a pub. Three other people, including a brother of the dead boys and their uncle who tried to save them, are critically...
A Bang, Then the Killer Blaze Rips through Pub; LANDLORD'S TWO BOYS DIE, A THIRD SON IS CRITICAL AND TWO
Byline: ED HARRIS;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI POLICE today launched a murder hunt after two young brothers died in a suspected arson attack on a London pub. Five-year-old Charlie Knight and his 10-year-old brother Christopher were sons of the landlord....
A Bang, Then the Killer Blaze Rips through Pub; Landlord's Two Boys Die, a Third Son Is Critical and Two 11-Year-Old Girls Also Injured
Byline: ED HARRIS;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI POLICE today launched a murder hunt after two young brothers died in an arson attack on a London pub. Five-year-old Charlie Knight and his 10-year-old brother Christopher were both sons of the landlord. ...
A Very Good Reason for Learning Music ... It Boosts Your Memory
Byline: MARK PRIGG MUSIC lessons improve children's memories and may give them an advantage in school, scientists said today. Hours spent practising piano scales develop the left side of the brain, where both musical ability and memory connected...
Banal Text Transformed into Moving Memorial to 9/11
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON PROMS 2003 Bournemouth SO/Alsop; Halle Orchestra/Elder; BBC SO/Adams premiere Albert Hall COMMEMORATING the events of 11 September 2001 in music is a hazardous business. On the one hand, a composer risks seeming to...
Birdman to Fly from Dover to Calais - in 10 Minutes; DAREDEVIL TESTS OUT HIS HI-TECH WINGS FOR RECORD FLIGHT ACROSS CHANNEL
Byline: MARK PRIGG A PARACHUTIST with a carbonfibre wing strapped to his back will attempt to fly across the English Channel this week. Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner hopes that, after jumping from an air transport plane 30,000ft above...
Bob Hope Dies at 100
Byline: JAMES LANGTON BOB HOPE, an entertainment legend for nearly 80 years, died early this morning at his home in California, less than two months after celebrating his 100th birthday. His wife Dolores and other family members were at his bedside...
Bob Hope's Long Road from Eltham to Hollywood Glory; Evening Standard Film Critic Alexander Walker Who Has Himself Just Died, Prepared This Tribute to Bob Hope, the Genius of Comedy Whose Talent Was 'A Huge Well of Joy'
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER WHEN, early in 1998, the news was broken to Leslie Townes Hope, then aged 94, that he had been made an honorary Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, he greeted the news with something like dismay....
Brave New Cherie
Byline: LAURA CRAIK CHERIE Blair's press office always categorically refuses to discuss the matter of her personal appearance. "We couldn't possibly comment on Mrs Blair's clothes," someone will say indignantly, as if asking whether she was wearing...
Britons Are World Class at Last ... Even If It Is Only Karaoke
Byline: ANDRE PAINE WE SCORED a humiliating nil points at the last Eurovision song contest, Tim Henman failed to win Wimbledon again and England was even beaten by Australia at football. But at last Britain can claim victory on the world stage...
Carole's Clout Is beyond Lip-Gloss
Byline: A.N. WILSON PETER Foster has sold his memoirs for a large sum - some say almost [pounds sterling] 500,000. Those rushing to buy the book are unlikely to be very interested in Mr Foster. What has added the noughts to his cheque is the fact...
Cash Boost for Golding as He Gets Back on the Right Track
JULIAN GOLDING hopes his financial problems will now be over after emerging from years in the athletics wilderness to qualify for Britain's World Championship team in Paris. The 1998 Commonwealth champion collected a [pounds sterling]5,000 bonus...
Castles Fit for Everyman; the Victorians Designed a Simple House That Is Still Popular after More Than 100 Years
Byline: CHRISTINA HARDYMENT THE VICTORIAN HOUSE: An Intimate Portrait by Judith Flanders (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]20) JUDITH Flanders believes that "How we live at home, where we live, what we do all day when we're not doing whatever...
Catchment 22; We'd Pay Up to [Pounds Sterling]70,000 More for a House near This School ... but We Can't Sell Our Present Home LONDONJOBS
Byline: KARIN MOCHAN Education More families than ever are moving house simply to get into the catchment area of the school of their choice. But, as Karin Mochan discovers, it is a process fraught with heartache and has huge financial implications....
Children Are Murdered in Arson Attack on Pub; LANDLORD'S TWO BOYS DIE - A THIRD SON AND BLAZE HERO ARE CRITICALLY HURT
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;ED HARRIS;DANIELLE GUSMAROLI TWO young brothers died and three other people were critically injured in an arson attack on a pub. Detectives today launched a murder investigation. The said an accelerant, possibly petrol...
Dennis Is So Much More Fun Than My Ex-Husband; Vanessa Feltz Lost Her Husband, Her Mother and Her TV Show. but Now She Has Found Happiness with the Man Brought in to 'Save Her Marriage'
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH VANESSA Feltz swooshes in to the BBC Radio offices in London five minutes late. She seems terribly worried. "I'm very sorry," she says looking rather flustered. "It's unforgivable." I tell her it's fine but she seems genuinely...
Diego Eyes a Starting Place after Two-Goal Adventure
Byline: PAUL THOMSON CLUB AMERICA 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 3 DIEGO FORLAN hopes his two goals in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Mexican outfit Club America will help persuade Sir Alex Ferguson he is worth a regular place in the starting...
Eat out at Conran from [Pounds Sterling]15; TASTE THE HIGH LIFE WITH THIS SUPERB EVENING STANDARD OFFER
THE EVENING STANDARD is proud to once again offer readers the chance to eat out at fabulous Conran restaurants in London, Paris, Stockholm and New York. You have 28 superb restaurants from which to choose - including the newly-opened Grand Cafe...
England Close in on Draw
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ASHLEY GILES eased the pressure in stirring style at Edgbaston today but England still faced a fight to save the First Test. Giles took less than 10 minutes to thump the 21 runs Nasser Hussain's side needed to avoid the followon...
Fashanu Hits Back at New 'Fixing' Claims
Byline: MATT HUGHES JOHN FASHANU today made the extraordinary claim that he was happy to be outed as a match-fixer by a national newspaper. The former Wimbledon striker turned TV star is pressing charges against the News of the World after he...
Footnotes; Londonjobs
Our seaside could be washed away International experts converged on the National Maritime Museum last week to debate the future of the seaside at a conference entitled Living with the Sea: the next steps in partnership. Sand dunes and coastal marshes...
Froth and Fancy without the Fizz
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS Die Fledermaus Glyndebourne OLD adages exist to be tested. The one about Glyndebourne being better after the interval thanks to quantities of champagne consumed during it was briefly true of the company's first Die Fledermaus....
Giles Is Man for a Crisis
Byline: DAVID LLOYD CRISIS, what crisis? Ashley Giles took less than 10 minutes to score the 21 runs England needed to save the followon at Edgbaston today and severely dent South Africa's prospects of winning the First Test. A few thousand paying...
Girl, Two, Dies in Villa Pool as Parents Pack
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER A TWO-YEAR-OLD British girl has drowned in the swimming pool of a rented villa in France as her parents prepared to come home. While Matthew and Fiona Shires loaded suitcases into the family car, their daughter Lily wandered...
Global Talent Reigns Supreme in Rain
Byline: SIMON BROUGHTON WORLD Womad Festival Rivermead, Reading THE special arrangement between Womad and the heavens that has guaranteed glorious sunshine as long as anyone can remember, sadly broke down this year. Rain at Womad is a novel...
Good Air Day in the Alps; It's Time to Inject a Little Adrenaline into Your Weekends, Swiss-Style
Byline: MARCUS WARING Good air day in the Alps It's time to inject a little adrenaline into your weekends, Swiss-style by Marcus Waring SO what is the secret ingredient?" I asked Roger, a local in the Rialto Bar. He studied my unnaturally blue foamy...
Health Notes; LONDONJOBS
Byline: KATE GIBBS Foreign invasion The Department of Health is introducing a new scheme to bring consultants from overseas into English hospital placements for up to six months. Developed to help the Government meet its target of 7,500 new consultants...
Higher Fines 'Unfair Attack' on Motorists
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY MOTORING organisations today hit out at plans to make drivers who get parking fines or speeding tickets pay extra charges of [pounds sterling]35 a time to fund a scheme to help victims of crime. The AA said the proposal...
How Bad Is the Lack of Places in Schools, and What's the Answer? LONDONJOBS
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON EVERYONE knows there is a shortage of school places in London, but the Department for Education and Skills cannot say how bad it is because it does not keep figures. Local education authorities have the task of building...
How to Make Air Travel Plain Sailing; but Can This Book Get Victoria Coren on to a Plane?
Byline: VICTORIA COREN THE FLYING BOOK: Everything You've Ever Wondered about Flying on Airlines by David Blatner (Penguin, [pounds sterling]12.99) THIS is a funny old book, I must say. Some 248 pages about how aeroplanes fly. Chapter headings...
I Fought My Way out of Trouble; LONDONJOBS
Where can young people go for a punch-up with the police and get a pat on the back rather than a spell inside? To Haringey's police boxing club, that's where. PC Gerry Willmott is coaching young offenders to keep them off the streets - and it seems...
I Gazed at My Smashed Cheekbone, Eye Socket and Jaw ... and Just Felt Euphoric at Being Alive; LONDONJOBS
Byline: GIDEON BURROWS When you see someone with a disfigured face, do you turn away or stare rudely? About 400,000 people have such a disfigurement and often have to cope with discrimination and abuse at work or school. Gideon Burrows meets one...
Inspect a Gadget; Hi-Tech Gizmos Put the Fun and Flexibility into Work. So What's the Latest?
Byline: NICOLE SWENGLEY BUYING the latest hi-tech gadgets and gizmos is the fun part of setting up a small business, and many of the latest must-have toys are also serious work tools. "What is really changing the way people work is wireless technology,"...
Israel Wants to Be Safe, Not Scorned; as Ariel Sharon Prepares to Meet President Bush Tomorrow, He Is Representing a Country That Feels Abandoned by the World
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT THE first sound you hear on landing in Israel is the rattle of applause. As the aircraft wheels touch the tarmac of Ben Gurion airport, the Israelis on board start clapping. It is a ragged, spontaneous gesture. It signifies...
It's Always Handy for Dandy Nicholls Is in Love with the Festival
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM ASK a hundred racegoers what springs to mind when Glorious Goodwood is mentioned and the odds are you will receive dozens of different answers. The spellbinding scenery of the Sussex Downs would almost certainly be top...
It's Always Handy for Dandy; Nicholls Is in Love with the Festival
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM ASK a hundred racegoers what springs to mind when Glorious Goodwood is mentioned and the odds are you will receive dozens of different answers. The spellbinding scenery of the Sussex Downs would almost certainly be top...
Jenas Pays Penalty as Chelsea Shine in Asia
Byline: KEN DYER ROMAN ABRAMOVICH could be forgiven for thinking that this football lark is easy. Just shell out a fraction of your personal fortune to take control of a notable, but financially vulnerable club, sign a few players for [pounds...
Jinxed Ziege Needs Another Operation
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS CHRISTIAN ZIEGE admitted today he does not know when he will play for Tottenham again after revealing he needs another operation on his thigh. The German originally suffered the injury in December and surgeons then had to...
Knocking out the Royals
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH TO test out my theory that any lawyer with an IQ of 40 should be addressed as "Your Honour", I recently embarked on an unusual judicial campaign. Using my detailed knowledge of British civil law and non-Euclidian geometry,...
Lampard's Worry New Veron Link as Frank Admits: It's Unsettling for Us
Byline: KEN DYER FRANK LAMPARD admitted today that continued speculation about new Chelsea signings is unsettling some of the players. Chelsea, who beat Newcastle on penalties to win the Asia Cup here yesterday, were again linked with a renewed...
Lampard: We've Been Shaken by Speculation
Byline: KEN DYER FRANK LAMPARD admitted today that continued speculation about new Chelsea signings is unsettling some of the players. Chelsea, who beat Newcastle on penalties to win the Asia Cup here yesterday-were again linked with a renewed...
Lehman Boosts Oils at Expense of the Banks
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK MOVE out of banks and into oils. That was the advice being offered by US securities house Lehman Brothers to its clients today because it says the oil sector is undervalued and the banks have enjoyed a good run of late. ...
Lehman Supports Slick Switch from Banks to Oil
MOVE out of banks and into oils. That was the advice offered by US securities house Lehman Brothers to clients today because, it says, the oil sector is undervalued and the banks have enjoyed a good run of late. Lehman has told its institutional...
Lehman Supports Slick Switch from Banks to Oil
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK MOVE out of banks and into oils. That was the advice offered by US securities house Lehman Brothers to clients today because, it says, the oil sector is undervalued and the banks have enjoyed a good run of late. Lehman has...
Li Mulls [Pounds Sterling]400m Swoop for South EastWater
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH ASIA'S richest businessman, Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing, is reportedly circling South East Water in advance of a bid worth [pounds sterling]400 million. Li could make an offer for the utility, which serves the Home Counties,...
Luxury Car Thief Caught by His Own Trophy Snaps; 'RINGLEADER' GETS GANG JAILED
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT GANG leader James Wooden poses with the spoils of an 18-month crime spree in pictures which helped to trap him. Wooden, 18, led seven "ruthless" men who, armed with knives, stole high-performance cars - some worth up...
Lyon Ready to Make a Move If Wiltord Talks Break Down
SYLVAIN WILTORD is a target for French champions Olympique Lyon. They are preparing a [pounds sterling]5million bid for the Arsenal striker, who is in talks at Highbury about a new contract. Wiltord, the club's record signing at [pounds sterling]11m...
Marcus Leads Us to Safety
Byline: DAVID LLOYD MARCUS TRESCOTHICK launched a stirring counterattack at Edgbaston this afternoon as England were again challenged to save the first npower Test. Four hours after Ashley Giles had eased the tension by single-handedly taking...
Mother of All Property Deals; Commercial Property
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES THERE are flickering signs of a revival in the commercial property market. With plentiful supply, cheaper rents and flexible lease terms, some occupiers are seizing the moment by locking into attractive deals. Prime space...
My Amazing Metrosexual Makeover; There's a New Breed of Straight Male Who Is Groomed and Loves to Shop. So How Can You Turn Yours into One?
Byline: NIKKI BAYLEY BLAME it on the Beckham Factor, but there's a new man in town - form an orderly queue and meet the Metrosexual Male. He's "just gay enough", has regular manicures, can knowledgeably discuss beauty products and loves to shop,...
My Tears for Those I Met in Plastic City; LONDONJOBS
Jemima Khan recalls how the appalling conditions at a refugee camp in Pakistan led her to get involved with the work of Unicef to help vulnerable children everywhere EVEN now, the memory of my first visit to Jalozai refugee camp in Peshawar makes...
Nasser's No-Win Situation
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THE tide has turned and, sooner or later this summer, Nasser Hussain will decide there is no point trying to swim against it. Results have nothing to do with the situation in which he finds himself. After all, Hussain had...
New Talks in Bid to Halt Strikes as BA Faces Critical Week
Byline: DICK MURRAY BRITISH AIRWAYS was today preparing for vital talks with unions as the "swipe card" dispute threatened to escalate into official strike action by check-in staff. BA chief executive Rod Eddington warned that the future of the...
No One Takes Me Seriously; LONDONJOBS
I WORK in the fundraising department for a big children's charity - it is a great job and I believe in what I do. But I have cut my hours because my wife has recently had twins. I enjoy being with my family more, but what worries me is that people...
Nursery Work: Is It Child's Play or the Job from Hell? LONDONJOBS
Byline: KARIN MOCHAN Many working mums put their children into daycare. But just who are the 318,000 people employed to look after under-fives and how do they cope being around screaming kids all day, asks Karin Mochan AMID the mayhem of the nursery,...
One Small Step Down Chelsea's Roman Road
Byline: KEN DYER ROMAN ABRAMOVICH could be forgiven for thinking that this football lark is easy. Just shell out a fraction of your personal fortune to take control of a notable, but financially vulnerable club, sign a few players for [pounds...
Pension 'Black Hole' Is Hurting Recovery Says Business Body
Byline: JANE PADGHAM BRITAIN'S biggest business group will today warn Gordon Brown that the [pounds sterling]160 billion pensions "black hole" is stifling economic recovery by forcing firms to slash investment. The CBI will also raise fresh doubts...
Philippines in Sell-Off after Abortive Rebellion
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH THE Philippines is one of Asia's minnow stock markets and typically makes occasional headlines for all the wrong reasons. In keeping with that unfortunate tradition, there was a knee-jerk sell-off today after 300 renegade...
Pinter and Paranoia
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Party Time/One for the Road BAC, SW11 AS critics pack extra jumpers and sort out sturdy walking shoes to seek new talent in Edinburgh over the next month, the James Menzies-Kitchin Memorial season proves that some of...
[Pounds Sterling]7million DJ Chris Evans Agrees to Pay Full Settlement to Virgin
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CHRIS EVANS, who last month lost his multimillion damages claim against Virgin Radio, today agreed to pay [pounds sterling]7 million to SMG, the media company which owns the station. The figure covers both legal costs and...
Pride Blooms in Park
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH MORE than 50,000 revellers took part in Pride in the Park festivities this year, according to the event's organisers. Despite the rain, thousands partied in Hyde Park to mark the 31st Gay Pride festival. Jason Pollock,...
Prison Was like a Dark Hole Says Martin as He Goes Free; FARMER JAILED FOR KILLING BURGLAR VOWS TO CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE IN LAW
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN;HUGH DOUGHERTY TONY MARTIN, jailed for killing a teenage burglar, today walked free after serving two thirds of his five-year jail sentence for manslaughter, saying: "It was like being in a dark hole." Amid fears that...
Prison Was like a Dark Hole Says Martin on Release Day; FARMER JAILED FOR KILLING BURGLAR VOWS TO CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE IN LAW
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY TONY MARTIN, jailed for killing a teenaged burglar, spoke about his prison ordeal today as he was being released, saying: "It was like being in a dark hole." The farmer launched a broadside against the law which put him...
Redwood Marriage Was over Last Year, Say Friends; NEW ROMANCE WITH NIKKI PAGE 'CAME LONG AFTER HE BEGAN LIFE ALONE'
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;COLIN ADAMSON JOHN REDWOOD'S marriage had been over for more than a year before he started dating his researcher Nikki Page, close friends claimed today. Friends of the former Tory minister disputed the version of events...
Redwood Marriage Was over Last Year, Say Friends; 'THERE IS NO QUESTION OF EX-MINISTER HAVING LEFT HIS WIFE FOR NIKKI PAGE'
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY;COLIN ADAMSON JOHN REDWOOD'S marriage had been over for more than a year before he started dating his researcher Nikki Page, close friends claimed today. Friends of the former Tory minister disputed the version of events...
Rethinking the Share-Issue Rules; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON WHEN the Yellow Pages directories group Yell floated two weeks ago, I noted here that it was a pity the Stock Exchange had changed the rules back in 1995 so that it was now normal for investment banks doing company flotations...
Revealed: Who Spends the Most, and Least, in Capital; In-Depth Picture of the Way We All Live
Byline: RUTH BLOOMFIELD EVER wanted to know how the other half lives - or how much they spend? Figures released today present a fascinating picture of where the biggest spenders in London live, who enjoys three holidays a year, who pays most for...
Revealed: Who Spends the Most, and Least, in Capital What We Earn and Where It All Goes
Byline: RUTH BLOOMFIELD A FASCINATING picture of where the biggest spenders in London live, who enjoys three holidays a year, who pays most for their children's education, and who puts the greatest faith in alternative medicines emerged today. ...
Saving the Kids When Parents Split Up; Two out of Five Marriages End in Divorce, Involving 150,000 Children Each Year LONDONJOBS
Byline: YVONNE ROBERTS ACTOR Jude Law recently went on holiday with his children while his estranged wife, Sadie Frost, remained in London. No postcards home this time, saying wish you were here. Still, the fact that the two have already applied...
Short Launches Broadside at 'Emperor' Blair; FORMER CABINET MINISTER ACCUSES PM OF ABUSE OF POWER AND DECEIT OVER IRAQ
Byline: CHARLES REISS A NEW and sweeping attack on Tony Blair was unleashed today by former Cabinet minister Clare Short, who accused him of deceit, abuse of power and "an obsession with spin". The broadside from the former international development...
So Are Foreign Nurses Being Exploited?
Byline: ANNA COOTE A new report by the Royal College of Nurses calls for action to tackle exploitation of foreign nurses. But just how bad is the problem? Here Anna Coote of the King's Fund thinktank makes a provocative argument for a radical overhaul...
Storm as Freed Tony Martin Sells Story for Six-Figure Sum; DEAL WITH TABLOID CHALLENGES GUIDELINES ON PAYMENTS TO CONVICTED CRIMINALS
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN;HUGH DOUGHERTY TONY MARTIN today walked free from prison and into a major row over being paid to tell his story. A tabloid newspaper has paid Martin for the rights to the story of how he shot and killed 16-year-old burglar...
Street Thuggery
ABOUT STREET CRIME in London there is both good and bad news. The good news is that, according to an independent report by HM Inspectors of constabulary, probation and prisons into the Government's muchvaunted crackdown, street crime has fallen by...
Suffering for True Love; the Women Who Inspired Kafka's Greatest Books Also Caused Him the Most Anguish
Byline: JEREMY ADLER KAFKA'S LAST LOVE: The Mystery of Dora Diamant by Kathi Diamant (Secker, [pounds sterling]16.99) FRANZ Kafka suffered because of his family, his work and his writing, but some of his most acute anxieties arose over women....
Talks Bid to Halt Strike as BA Faces Most Critical Week; AIRLINE CHIEF DELIVERS A STARK WARNING AS HE PREPARES TO MEET UNIONS
Byline: DICK MURRAY BRITISH AIRWAYS was today preparing for vital talks with unions as the "swipe card" dispute threatened to escalate into official strike action by check-in staff. BA chief executive Rod Eddington warned that the future of the...
Talks Bid to Halt Strike as BA Faces Most Critical Week; AIRLINE CHIEF DELIVERS CHILLING WARNING AS HE PREPARES TO MEET UNIONS
Byline: DICK MURRAY BRITISH AIRWAYS was today preparing for vital talks with unions as the bitter "swipe card" dispute threatened to escalate into official strike action. BA chief executive Rod Eddington warned that the future of the airline...
Taxpayers Hit with [Pounds Sterling]25m Bill after Police Bungle Sting
Byline: PAUL CHESTON TAXPAYERS face a [pounds sterling]25million bill after a major police operation collapsed amid accusations of incompetence today. The failure of the investigation into a money-laundering plot involving suspected drug dealers...
Taxpayers Landed with [Pounds Sterling]25m Bill after Bungled Police Sting
Byline: PAUL CHESTON TAXPAYERS face a [pounds sterling]25million bill after a major police operation collapsed amid accusations of incompetence today. The failure of the investigation into a money-laundering plot involving suspected drug dealers...
The Bloke Jumped Up and Shouted at a Footballer: 'You Lanky-Legged Black T***,' Then He Saw Me and Said: 'No Offence, Mate'; LONDONJOBS
Byline: KITTY DIMBLEBY As a student, Trevor Phillips was outspoken. Now, as a 49-year-old TV journalist, onetime mayoral hopeful and head of the Commission for Racial Equality, he still talks tough on discrimination ... and champagne socialism...
The Day I Thought: Enough; in a Brutally Frank Account That Some Will View as Politically Incorrect, a Fervent Liberal Speaks Out
Byline: CHRIS SALEWICZ ONE Friday, in the middle of April, my wife came home and was startled to find a man occupying the front garden. "Hey, baby, me not know you live here. Me been here nine years and me never see you before," he said insolently,...
The Hell of Being Jeffrey; Lord Archer Says He Suffered in Jail, but the Latest Volume of His Diary Makes Clear What a Cushy Time He Had Inside
Byline: WILL SELF A PRISON DIARY, Vol II, Purgatory by Jeffrey Archer (Macmillan, [pounds sterling]16.99) FANS of Jeffrey Archer's first prison diary in which he limned the exquisite hell of his three-week incarceration at Belmarsh Prison after...
The Pages That Will Change Your Life; Londonjobs
Are foreign nurses working for the NHS effectively slave labour? That's the question we ask on these pages in the wake of a report that suggests many of them face exploitation. And overleaf, Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission For Racial Equality,...
The [Pounds Sterling]7million Bill DJ Chris Evans Agrees to Pay Full Settlement of Damages to Virgin
Byline: NICK GOODWAY CHRIS EVANS, who last month lost his multimillion damages claim against Virgin Radio, today agreed to pay [pounds sterling]7million to SMG, the company which owns the station. The figure covers legal costs and damages "in...
Timely Risk Reminder from UU; CIY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON The IPO issue IN THE golden age of cotton it was the proud boast that what Manchester did today London did tomorrow. In the Square Mile they must be praying such days are past, for United Utilities - the region's electricity...
TONY MARTIN PAYOUT STORM; Convicted Burglar Killer in Six-Figure Deal with Tabloid
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN;HUGH DOUGHERTY TONY MARTIN today walked free from prison and into a major row over being paid to tell his story. A tabloid newspaper has paid Martin for the rights to the story of how he shot and killed 16-year-old burglar...
Township Kids Are Lifted by Spurs Trip
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS TOTTENHAM players met human rights campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a special reception in Cape Town last night. In the latest outing on their South Africa tour, Glenn Hoddle's squad, along with chairman Daniel Levy,...
Two-Year-Old Girl Dies in Holiday Pool as Her Parents Pack the Bags
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER A TWO-YEAR-OLD British girl has drowned in the swimming pool of a rented villa in France as her parents prepared to come home. While Matthew and Fiona Shires loaded suitcases into the family car, their daughter Lily wandered...
United Utilities Stuns with Cut-Price Cash Call
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING POWER and water giant United Utilities shocked the City today with plans for a massive deeply discounted [pounds sterling]1 billion cash call. Shares in UU were expected to plunge after the group unveiled the surprise rights...
Up All Night in Lisbon; with Its Mix of Creative Vibes and Achingly Hip Crowds, the Clubbing Scene in the Portuguese Capital Is as Cool as Anywhere in Shoreditch
Byline: CHRIS MUGAN SLUMPED into a mammoth PVC beanbag that could seat the two of us, my partner and I admired a shifting series of hallucinogenic projections. High above, speakers broadcast an immaculately mixed selection of hip hop, R&B...
Waiting Tactics Should Pay off for Suggestive
SUGGESTIVE, Tahreeb and Let Me Try Again are three names to remember when the stars of European Flat racing line up for day one of Glorious Goodwood, writes Graham Cunningham. Sadly, it looks as though an umbrella might come in handy for anyone...
We All Need a Guiding Light; LONDONJOBS
Byline: DR RAJ PERSAUD The police and teaching professions are both starting to organise mentors for their would-be highfliers. Dr Raj Persaud, consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, says research shows that they are on the right track...
Wenger Factor the Key for Lehmann
JENS LEHMANN said today it was the reputation of Arsene Wenger that persuaded him to join Arsenal. The German goalkeeper trained with his new team-mates at their Austrian training camp for the first time after his move from Borussia Dortmund and...
Wenger: Vieira Is My Main Priority
Byline: LEO SPALL;STEVE STAMMERS ARSENE WENGER today confirmed that Arsenal will not sign any more new players this summer. The Frenchman bought goalkeeper Jens Lehmann from Borussia Dortmund for [pounds sterling]1 million last week and is concentrating...
What Bush Must Tell Sharon
WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH meets Ariel Sharon tomorrow they should agree on one thing. The so-called "road map" for Middle East peace worked out by Bush administration officials, with input from Tony Blair, must not become a medium by which the Israelis and...
What Bush Must Tell Sharon; EVENING STANDARD
WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH meets Ariel Sharon tomorrow they should agree on one thing. The so-called "road map" for Middle East peace worked out by Bush administration officials, with input from Tony Blair, must not become a medium by which the Israelis and...
Why Are the British So Obsessed with Diet Books?
Byline: JONATHAN MEADES;DAVID SEXTON THIS country's relationship with food is problematic. We are in thrall to successive crazes. Professional cooking is debased as light entertainment consumed by an audience gorging on - according to income and...
Would You Quit Your Job after a Summer Holiday? LONDONJOBS
Byline: LESLEY GARNER Who hasn't stood on a beach at sunset and thought of escaping the rat race? Writer Lesley Garner is among many who have done just that - but she suggests caution to those succumbing to summer fever IT was a typical holiday...
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