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Articles from October 9, 2002

20 Sponsors Pay Up to [Pounds Sterling]30m Each to Jump on the Bond Wagon
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON JAMES BOND already has a licence to kill. Now he has a licence to sell. Makers of the new 007 movie face claims of selling out, with some 20 product placement deals which, fans fear, will make Die Another Day one long...
A Fair and Square Rent; the Downturn in Demand for Commercial Properties Is Good News for Tenants. David Spittles Explains Why
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES MANY of London's famous squares have had a schizophrenic history, with buildings swinging between residential and commercial occupancy, depending on the mood of the times. In recent years, the booming office sector has...
Aga Khan Loses [Pounds Sterling]24m Bid to Build Islamic Centre by the Thames
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE AGA KHAN has lost out to St Thomas' Hospital in his bid to buy land beside the Thames for a new Islamic cultural centre. The racehorse breeder and spiritual leader to more than four million Ismaili Muslims had his pound...
Ageism Is the New Sexism
Byline: MELANIE MCDONAGH ONLY last week, everywhere you went, there was a conspicuous want of human sympathy at the plight of Louise Barton, the stockbroker who lost her case of sex discrimination against her employer, Investec Henderson Crosthwaite...
A Golden Opportunity to Grab
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON EUROPEANS lobbying furiously against the rash of American regulation passed in the wake of the Enron affair need to learn when to shut up. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt berated the Americans yesterday, her...
An Appetite for Italy; Insider's Guide to Affordable Autumn Breaks for Food Lovers
Byline: LEE MARSHALL WITH at least three no-frills airlines operating about 20 routes out of the UK, there's never been a better time to head to Italy. While Britain prepares to shiver into autumn, over there it's still shortsleeves temperatures...
An Overpowered Streetcar
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT A Streetcar Named Desire Lyttelton Theatre PREPARE to be surprised. She is not so much the usual, fading southern belle as a haughty Lady Bracknell from America's Deep South. You might even catch echoes of Norma...
Antiques Roadshow; among the Rolling Cotswolds Is the Largest Concentration of Antiques Dealers outside London
Byline: KATRINA BURROUGHS ENFOLDED in the rolling greenery of the Cotswolds lies the largest concentration of antique dealers outside London. The Cotswolds, with their lovely golden stone villages, stretch from the Severn valley, 10 miles south...
A Short Cut to Luxury; It Can Be Cheaper to Buy Than to Rent in Belgravia. If That's Your Dream Location, David Spittles Explains How to Do It
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES SHORT leases were traditionally the pariah of the property world, but with the prohibitive prices of central London coupled with the high commuting costs of living further out, it might just make sense to take a short lease...
A Tragedy of Errors
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH HERE are some random, but accurate statistics. More cat food is consumed annually than there are cats to consume it. A century ago, casualties in wartime were 90 per cent military and 10 per cent civilian, but nowadays...
Bank Loath to Blow Up Homes Bubble
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE Bank of England kicks off its latest interest rate setting meeting today, with the monetary policy committee back at full strength after being a member short last month. Newly-installed Bank Deputy Governor Sir Andrew...
BBC Pays a High Price for Fame as Viewers Switch Off
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON THE BBC's first foray into the hugely successful Popstars format - Fame Academy - is living up to its new moniker of Lame Academy with already dismal ratings taking a further dive for its second episode. The much-hyped...
Blair in Crisis Talks to Halt Collapse of Peace Process
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY TONY BLAIR staged a crisis summit with his Irish counterpart today in a bid to rescue the Northern Ireland peace process from collapse in the wake of the IRA spying scandal. The Prime Minister was meeting Bertie Ahern...
Boxing Clever; Multifunctional, Space-Saving Designs Mean You Can Now Buy a Microwave with an In-Built Toaster. Caramel Quin Explains Further
Byline: CARAMEL QUIN TECHNOLOGY is shrinking every day. This doesn't just make for smaller boxes, it makes for fewer boxes, where one does the job of many. At last you don't need several gizmos under the TV. In fact, with the latest multifunction...
Bung-Busters Managers Agree to Disclose Finances
Byline: MATT HUGHES PREMIERSHIP and Football League managers have agreed to open up their financial affairs in a radical attempt to clean up the game. The League Managers Association are close to introducing a code of conduct which will oblige...
Charles, Don't Fall for the Myth of Chiantishire; as the Prince of Wales Considers Buying a Holiday Home in Tuscany, One Resident Advises Caution
Byline: ALEXANDER CHANCELLOR RUMOURS that Prince Charles is thinking of buying a house in Italy have given a new boost to the Tuscan mythmaking industry - which has suffered something of a decline since Tony Blair stopped going there for his summer...
City PA Charged with [Pounds Sterling]4m Theft from Boss
Byline: ROB MCNEIL THE personal assistant to one of the most successful financiers in the City faces trial for stealing more than pound sterling4 million from her boss and two other bankers. Joyti De-Laurey, 33, was sent for trial by City of...
Craft Works; See Everything from Garden Doughnuts and Feathered Teapots to Award-Winning Wobbly Porcelain at Next Week's Chelsea Crafts Fair
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS BRITAIN has one of the world's most vibrant craft industries, with makers specialising in everything from functional objects to one-off art pieces. Viewing their work can sometimes be a problem, although several galleries...
Dealmaker Is Tories' Secret Weapon; Patrick Hosking Reports on the Man Likely to Emerge as Champion of the Party's Finances
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING IF ANYONE can improve the Conservative Party's finances and restore its dented reputation in the City, it is George Magan. Multimillionaire Magan, who emerged as the party's deputy treasurer earlier this year, is a legendary...
Diary of an Estate Agent; A Fishy Tale Almost Scuppers a Trans-World Deal, While an Overzealous Doberman Creates a Crisis with Coffee
Monday A 7am start to ring a client in Tokyo keen to agree terms with an American buyer for his pound sterling3 million house in Kensington. However, the seller was insistent the six koi carp in the garden pond should remain in place but be bought...
Dishonesty of Debate Clouds Clear Case for Private Finance
Byline: ANDREW SMITHERS Andrew Smithers, Chairman of fund manager advisers Smithers & Co NEW Labour is quarrelling with the old trade unions about the private finance initiative (PFI). This means using the private sector to manage public-sector...
Docklands Fringe Takes off; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES The Royal Arsenal is turning Woolwich into an explosive new homes hotspot, says David Spittles A YEAR ago who would have thought that new apartments in Woolwich would sell for pound sterling500,000? That's Woolwich,...
Don Berry Gives His Verdict on a Smorgasbord of Non Sequiturs
Byline: DON BERRY Don Berry was responsible for modernising both the content and appearance of The Daily Telegraph under Max Hastings in the 1990s. THE Currie-flavoured launch issues of The Times's new-look T2 last week may not have been to everyone's...
Don't Say Sorry, Duncan Smith Is Warned Ahead of Key Speech
Byline: CHARLES REISS IAIN DUNCAN SMITH is being warned by senior members of his shadow Cabinet to make no apology for the Tory past in his keynote speech to conference tomorrow. Senior Conservat ives inside and outside the shadow Cabinet are...
Ehiogu Lined Up to Replace Campbell
Byline: KEN DYER UGO EHIOGU today emerged as a front runner for an England place in their European Championship qualifier against Slovakia, as doubts about Arsenal defender Sol Campbell's fitness continued. Campbell was confined to bed today,...
End of the Love Affair?; Some of the Biggest Hitters in the City Are Now Labour Supporters. Peter Oborne Reports on the Conservative Party's Struggle to Win Its Traditional Square Mile Backers
Byline: PETER OBORNE TWO WEEKS ago yesterday, on the night Parliament was recalled to debate the looming Iraqi war, the annual Carlton Club Conservative fundraising dinner was held at The Dorchester in the West End. There was a good turnout, mainly...
Eriksson Can See His Men Reaching the Top
Byline: PAUL THOMSON ENGLAND coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident that the national team "do not have to improve that much" to be challenging football's major powers for trophy glory. He has faith in skipper David Beckham and the rest of the...
Fallible, but Seaman Is Still the Best Man
Byline: MICHAEL HART ALL goalkeepers make mistakes, but David Seaman makes fewer than most. His problem is that his mistakes are usually played out for all to see on the major stages of the world. We remember them, much as we remember the...
Fayed Books Pele for Role as Club Scout
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL THE man rated probably the greatest footballer of all time has promised to send future Brazilian stars to Fulham. Pele has agreed to become the club's scout in South America in an attempt to help Fulham forge links with...
Fear of Killer Sniper Stalks a City's Streets
Byline: JAMES LANGTON IT WAS a single explosive crack, loud enough to send a flock of starlings whirling into the afternoon sky and a jolt through the handful of commuters returning on the early train. Then a second bang and a third, the sound...
Few Clues to an Italian Touch
Byline: FAY MASCHLER THE Connaught is not the only hotel to have had a makeover. Oh no. The Sherlock Holmes Hotel in Baker Street, established in 1880, has been refurbished and the ground floor redesigned as a spacious bar with, behind it, a restaurant...
Five More Great Haute Cuisine Hotel Chefs
Byline: FAY MASCHLER AURORA, Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, EC2 (020 7618 7000), pound sterling80. Chef Warren Geraghty, previously at Richard Neat in Cannes, which sadly has closed, is giving the best shot yet at introducing vivacious food...
Frozen out - the Brit Who Exposed Olympic Scandal; Salt Lake City Whistleblower Pays Price Sally Stapleford, the Experienced Judge Who Uncovered Vote Rigging at the Last Winter Games, Has Lost Her Job
Byline: KATE BATTERSBY IT WAS the biggest scandal in ice skating history. At the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City earlier this year, a vote-swapping conspiracy between French and Russian judges was designed to rig both the pairs and the ice...
Future of Phipps in the Balance
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE future of Jeremy Phipps, the Jockey Club's security chief, could be decided today at a meeting of the Portman Square hierarchy. The meeting has been called to discuss the fallout from Sunday's Panorama programme...
Health Scare for Diners with a Taste for Pheasant
Byline: ROB MCNEIL WITH the pheasant-shooting season barely a week old, chefs are increasingly concerned that some pheasant on the market may not be safe to eat. Up to 80 per cent of gamekeepers, in an effort to breed as many birds as possible,...
Homes Wanted for Will and Gareth; HOMES GOSSIP
Byline: COMPTON MILLER Pop Idols Will Young and Gareth Gates (right) may be top of the charts with that old Beatles song The Long and Winding Road but their domestic arrangements need some serious sorting. Will currently shares a rented Notting...
Huntley Tells of His Life Inside Rampton in Letter to Penfriend
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN THE man accused of the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman has sent a letter to a penfriend about his time locked away. Ian Huntley tells how he and his lover Maxine Carr have written to each other since their arrest...
Hurrah! the Way Ahead for Sex on TV
Byline: PETE CLARK TIPPING the Velvet begins with an oyster being opened and - with Rick Stein nowhere to be seen - we know we are in for a different sort of television programme. If the sexual significance of the bivalve had not already been...
'I Am God' Note May Be Taunt from Killer Sniper
Byline: JAMES LANGTON THE mystery sniper who has killed six people in the Washington suburbs may have left a note taunting police with the words: "I am God." Investigators found the message scrawled on the Death card from a Tarot pack in the...
Injured Beckham Misses Training
Byline: KEN DYER DAVID BECKHAM missed training today but is still expected to be in the starting line-up for England's opening Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia on Saturday. England captain Beckham injured a calf in Manchester United's 3-0...
In the Air
The guest list for the goodbye lunch at Claridge's last Friday given to Dawn Airey by the Channel 5 board explained a great deal about why she is leaving to work for Rupert Murdoch. Who didn't turn up to the event was a lot more revealing than who...
I Was a University Mum; as Rebecca Williams, a 20-Year-Old Single Mother, Takes Her Place at Oxford, a Writer Tells of Her Similar Experience at Cambridge
Byline: TILLY BAGSHAWE WHEN I found out I was pregnant a few months before I was due to sit my A-levels, my first thought was that I would have to abandon plans of going to university. With a child to support I was obviously going to need a job;...
Ken's Car Charge Stunt TV Comic to Warn of Road Toll's Arrival
Byline: LAURA SMITH;VALENTINE LOW EVER wished you could just pick up your car and walk? To the average frustrated London motorist, driven mad by endless traffic jams and roadworks, it must seem like a dream come true. Here then is comedian Bob...
Lady Helen Speaks of Her Delight at Third Child on the Way
Byline: VALENTINE LOW;ADAM BLENFORD LADY HELEN TAYLOR today spoke of her delight as she announced that four years after her husband was diagnosed with cancer - and against all odds at the age of 39 - she is pregnant with their third child, due at...
Letwin's Message to Hard Drugs Users: Get Treatment or Go to Jail
Byline: CHARLES REISS I HARD drug users were today offered a tough choice by the Tories - to accept treatment or go to jail. The plan, being unveiled by shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin, means users of heroin and crack cocaine will be compelled...
Mass Vaccination Plan to Counter Terror Attack
Byline: ED HARRIS THE GOVERNMENT is planning mass smallpox vaccinations if Britain comes under a bio-terrorist attack, the Chief Medical Officer has announced. Sir Liam Donaldson said the Government had carried out "intensive planning for possible...
Mellow Fruitfulness; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON GARDENING NEWS TO paraphrase a saying, there is more than one way to prune a rose bush. But if you want to know how to do it by the book - and I do mean the book - then you need the updated RHS Encyclopaedia of Gardening...
Murder Case Jury Retraces the Last Known Steps of Missing Danielle
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE JURY in the Danielle Jones murder trial today retraced the schoolgirl's last known steps. On the second day of the trial the entire court decamped from Chelmsford Crown Court to East Tilbury to visit the scene where she...
Nancy Was Told Scarlet Would Arouse Love and Passion in Sven. So Guess What She Wore?
Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI SHE bought it for love and passion ... and it cost her pound sterling6,000. That is how much Nancy Dell'Olio splashed out on the scarlet catsuit that attracted so much attention at a Downing Street reception to honour...
Never Mind about Vetting Nannies, Check out the Parents; ON THE SCHOOL RUN
Byline: RACHEL JOHNSON ACCORDING to my American corporate wife friend Helen, who is always abreast of key developments in the parenting and personal-growth industries, I am "nanny-phobic". She made this intergalactic pronouncement after I had a...
New London Starts Here; in the First of a Two-Part Series, David Spittles Looks at a 15-Year Plan by Mayor Ken Livingstone to Create 700,000 Homes and Revitalise London's Neglected Areas
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES FORGET the house price forecasts by mortgage lenders Halifax and Nationwide. Smart homebuyers and property gold-diggers who want to stay ahead of the market should study Ken Livingstone's London Plan, which will create a city...
Nurses Face a Battle for 15% Pay Rise
Byline: MAXINE FRITH;NILUFER ATIK NURSES today are on a collision course with ministers over demands for a pay rise of up to 15 per cent. They called for the Government to act on its multibillion pound commitment to public services with a " substantial"...
One-Man Spin on the Hogarth Roundabout
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON The Rake's Progress BAC, SW11 THERE is little doubt that if Hogarth's paintings were given a soundtrack, it would be a raucous cacophony of sniggered asides, bawdy laughter, trumpeting pomposity, and salacious comehithers....
Passengers Face 6-Year Wait for End of West Coast Works
Byline: PATRICK SAWER PASSENGERS on the creaking Londonto-Scotland West Coast rail line were today told they will have to wait until 2008 to see the much-delayed multibillion modernisation of their service finally completed. But there will be...
PM Risks Disaster If He Wavers; Commentary
Byline: PAUL BEW THE SCALE of the IRA's espionage operations, apparently uncovered by last week's police raids, has sent the world of Northern Irish politics reeling. The IRA, it seems, has stolen everything from details of Bush-Blair conversations...
Powergen Boss's Shock Warning on Ageing Plant
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN BRITAIN'S electricity market is "bust" and needs rapid, wholesale closures of ageing power stations to save it from financial disaster, the Government was told today. The starkest warning yet from the industry came as one...
Poyet Is Closing in on Spurs Return
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS GUS POYET is targeting a Premiership comeback for Tottenham against Bolton on Sunday week after playing his first 90 minutes of the season in a reserve match on Monday. Republic of Ireland fullback Steven Carr and young...
Princes of Darkness Influential Gardener Beth Chatto Uses Spectacular Shade-Loving Plants in Her Woodland Garden; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON TO NURSERYWOMAN Beth Chatto, there is no such place in a garden as a problem area - there are only opportunities. Over the years at her home in Colchester, she has turned a difficult wasteland of several acres into spectacular...
PRINCESS ANNE IS ORDERED TO COURT; She Must Answer Charges over Dog
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON PRINCESS ANNE and her husband, Commodore Tim Laurence, were today ordered to appear in court over allegations that their dog attacked two children. The Queen's daughter is alleged to have been the keeper of a "dangerous"...
Prudential May Have to Cut Divi
Byline: PAUL ARMSTRONG THE embattled life insurance industry is awash with more negative speculation today amid suggestions that Prudential may be forced to cut its dividend and that 2003 earnings forecasts for the sector will almost certainly have...
Pupils to Get Rape Warning by Email
Byline: ED HARRIS A POLICE chief is to send an email to thousands of schoolchildren telling them how to protect themselves from a serial rapist. Surrey chief constable Denis O'Connor is taking the unprecedented action after nine sex attacks across...
Queen Is Stranded on Freezing River
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY THE QUEEN and Prince Philip had to be rescued when their boat broke down and began to drift as it crossed a freezing river. The river taxi had to be lashed to another vessel to continue the crossing in safety in an astonishing...
Radiate a Revolution; Radiators Are Radical, Having Shed Their Clunky Image to Become Some of the Most Stylish Fittings in the Home
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER RADIATORS have undergone a radical reshape. Of all the products transformed by the magic touch of design, it is radiators that have changed the most. Gone is the metal-ridged slab. The designer radiator can blend elegantly...
Really Useful Column; Personalise Interiors with Favourite Photos, Pickup Papier-Mache Furniture and Find a DIY Husband. Alison Cork Tells You How
Byline: ALISON CORK The bigger picture For a really personalised approach to interior design, there is a new technique available from a company called The Bigger Picture, which allows you to have your favourite picture printed onto almost any...
Rio Brio Sets the House Ablaze
Byline: JUDITH FLANDERS Deborah Colker: Casa Barbican AS with many contemporary choreographers, Deborah Colker is interested in how we live our lives - how we eat, sleep, dress, love. She wants to know what shapes us, and how in turn we shape...
Rock into the Future; Lean Lines and Simple Shapes. Designers Have Got Their Hands on an 18th Century Classic. Barbara Chandler Sees the Results
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER A SOOTHING, gentle, regular rocking movement is the ultimate stress buster - just ask any baby. It's not surprising then that rocking cradles have never really gone out of fashion. But what about rocking chairs? It is...
Rodger Is Tired of the Hard Sell
Byline: MATT HUGHES OF the 242 professional footballers currently out of work it is reasonable to assume that more than a few wile away their time watching television. Well, there's Sky Sports for a start. And that new movie channel's pretty good...
Room to Grow; the Ideal Children's Room Should Be Cheap, Hard-Wearing, Trendy and Adaptable. Interior Designer Joanna Copestick, Who Has Two Children and Personal Experience, Reveals Her Winning Formula
Byline: JOANNA COPESTICK SPACE is the one thing that every family home needs by the bucketful, yet is often in short supply, especially in children's rooms. Children's bedrooms were once for sleeping in, but the modern urban kid leads a life every...
Sending Cyclists Up the Wall Could Ease an Urban Headache
Byline: HUMFREY HUNTER IT is the invention that could revolutionise cycle storage. The Bike Chain, described by its inventor as a "bike shed in the air", is designed to take advantage of unused wall space in inner-city areas. It consists of a...
Sign of Good Character; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: LIZ HODGKINSON To check out your new tenant demand a reference from their previous landlord, says Liz Hodgkinson BAD tenants beware! Your landlord is watching you! And anything you do may be taken down and used in evidence against...
Signs of Life in the Tory Undergrowth; They Started Their Conference in a Hail of Criticism, but This Could Be the Week They Begin to Call New Labour's Bluff
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY MCELVOY'S law of politics is that just as something becomes the overwhelming orthodoxy on which everyone is agreed, it is about to change. As I travelled down to Bournemouth on Monday, a number of friends phoned to express...
Sounds from the Dalek Age; the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Created Some of Television's Best-Known Theme Tunes and Is Still Influencing Today's Pop Innovators
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD AT the end, all that remained of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was a sign on a door at its former offices in Maida Vale. The BBC closed the workshop in 1997, after it completed the soundtrack to Michael Palin's Full Circle....
Stop Undermining Me, IDS Tells Leadership Rivals
Byline: CHARLES REISS AN infuriated Iain Duncan Smith today confronted his Tory critics - and potential leadership rivals - head on, telling them to stop undermining him. In an extraordinary declaration, on the eve of his own keynote conference...
Sullivan Targets Keller's No1 Spot at Spurs
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS TOTTENHAM goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has vowed to fight his way back into Glenn Hoddle's plans as soon as he fully recovers from his broken thumb. The Scottish international has had pins inserted in his damaged thumb after...
Tanks for Nothing
Byline: CHARLIE WHELAN TONY BLAIR has expanded 10 Downing Street and filled the offices with the sort of "pointy heads" who dream up barmy new ideas for the Government. All prime ministers have these thinktanks because they have no great departments...
The Drug Dealer Called the RedBaron, Exclusive Clubs for the Glitterati and This Child's Brush with Death; as the Daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost Recovers after an Ecstay Scare at Soho Hoouse
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS;RICHARD SIMPSON THE big BMW glides to a halt in a Soho street. Behind the wheel is the Red Baron, a man who earned his nickname from the bright scarlet paint job on his car and the fact that, among London drug dealers,...
The Tories Hit Home
WITH TYPICAL courtesy, the Conservative leader Iain Duncan-Smith has left it to other members of his front bench team to unveil the initiatives which would make headlines. Yesterday his shadow Health Secretary announced a radical scheme to give NHS...
The Trickiest Beast to Tame; Leopardskin Prints Are Usually Best Avoided
Byline: FIONA MCINTOSH IT might have been the most rousing opening speech delivered at any of the party conferences, yet Conservative Party Chairman Theresa May will be remembered more for her footwear than her feisty rhetoric on Monday. The pound...
This City Drives Us Dotty; Which Is London's Most Ugly Street? Jane Barry Knows the Answer
Byline: JANE BARRY IS YOUR street up to scratch? London may be patchworked with protective conservation areas but if a recent Streets of Shame competition on Radio 4's Today programme is any measure, we still aren't happy with the way many of...
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Three into Two Won't Go for Tim
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HORAN'S stop-start final season for Saracens could finally resume in Romania on Saturday. The double World Cup-winning centre, who has played 33 times for Saracens since his debut in November 2000, has spent the last month...
Time for 'Robots' to Find a Balance
Byline: DANNY BRADBURY Legislation may soon be stricter on the hours that employees are allowed to work. Danny Bradbury examines the effects it will have on the workaholic IT industry THE week beginning 23 September was Work-Life Balance Week....
Time for T2 to Rethink; Jessica Hodgson Reports on the Intentions Behind the Radical New Look to the Times's Second Section
Byline: JESSICA HODGSON THE redesign of The Guardian in the early 1990s, which created the tabloid G2, set a template for Britain's broadsheet newspapers. By the late 1990s, three of the four had acquired one, and since the arrival of Robert Thomson...
'Tough Love' Network of Camps to Beat Youth Crime
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY THE TORIES today proposed building a network of dozens of camps to rehabilitate young offenders and stop them being sucked into a lifetime of crime. Shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin put forward the plan for 124 residential...
Traffic Chaos Costs Delivery Firms [Pounds Sterling]18m in Parking Fines
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS ROAD chaos in London is landing delivery firms with an pound sterling18million parking fines bill that is being passed on to consumers through dearer goods and services. Fines handed out to van and truck drivers are soaring...
Traffic Chaos Costs Delivery Firms [Pounds Sterling]18m in Parking Fines; Gridlock London
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS ROAD chaos in London is landing delivery firms with an pound sterling18million parking fines bill that is being passed on to consumers through dearer goods and services. Fines dished out to van and truck drivers are soaring...
US 'Vultures' Circle Colt Rich Pickings
Byline: NICK GOODWAY A MODEST Manhattan-based vulture fund which milked the Peruvian government for $58 million (pound sterling37.3 million) two years ago is threatening to put Colt Telecom, the alternative phone system controlled by fund manager...
We're Having a Ball; Manchester's Hacienda Dance Club Is Now a Chic Apartment Block in a City That Can't Stop Rocking
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES LONG before London's Ministry of Sound became the nation's cult club, hard-edged urbanites, including many from the capital, headed for the Hacienda in Manchester. The northern venue epitomised the feverish dance scene of...
What Off-Duty Models Wear
Byline: LAURA CRAIK Laura Craik in Paris IF you want to know what we'll all be wearing next season, you need only look at the models. Not on the catwalk, though: for there, it is their job to wear every capricious bit of whimsy the designer ordains...
When Tinkering with Tradition Can Work; Bourdin's Legacy Is in Safe Hands
Byline: FAY MASCHLER I WAS of the Stephen Fry and Simon Hopkinson tendency. That is, like them, I felt that the idea of messing with and modernising the restaurants of the venerable Connaught Hotel was just the last bloody straw. The singular, in...
White Ban Gives Leonard Hope
Byline: CHRIS JONES JASON LEONARD, the Harlequins and England prop, looks certain to move nearer the magical 100-cap mark after Julian White was banned for 10 weeks by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing. Bristol and England prop White...
Whose Music Is It Anyway?; Lawsuits over Who Owns Music - and Even Silence - Reveal the Recording Industry at Its Most Powerful. but Using Other People's Tunes Need Not Be Theft
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT TWO landmark cases, both settled on the courtroom steps with smiles all round and lips firmly sealed. The only losers are those who love music and must continue paying for it through the nose. So, you wonder, what's new?...
Why I Libelled John Major; Nyta Mann, Co-Author of the 1993 Article Which Alleged the PM Was Having an Affair, Wants Major to Explain Himself
Byline: NYTA MANN LIKE Edwina Currie, I too have for some years had a very special bond with John Major. Not, I hasten to add, the kind that springs from having conducted a secret love affair with the future prime minister. But a bond no less...
Will I Be Allowed Back?; Homes & Property Lawyer Henry Stuart Answers Londoners' Queries
Q I am due to go on holiday shortly with my son. My husband and I have not been getting on well recently and he is threatening to lock me out of our home and not to let my son and I back in when we return. What can I do? A You do not say whether...
Your Chance to Win a VIP Day at World Match Play
ENGLISH golf fans get the chance to see some of Europe's Ryder Cup heroes for the first time since their Belfry triumph in the Cisco World Match Play Championship at Wentworth next week. Colin Montgomerie, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington, three...
Your Seat at the Top
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL;KATRINA BURROUGHS DESIGN NEWS Amazing grates Get rubbing: If you loved the original Microplane grater (I did), you'll really go for son-of-Microplane. Called the Professional Microplane, which has the same coarse...
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