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Articles from August 1, 2006

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2 BRITS DIE ON AFGHAN FRONT; Fresh Questions over Lack of Armoured Cars after Taliban Ambush
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR TWO British soldiers were killed and another is missing presumed dead after being ambushed in Afghanistan today. They came under heavy fire from rocket-propelled grenades and machineguns. A fourth British soldier was badly...
A Delectable Exhibition of Comic Lunacy; TAKE 5 NIGHTS OUT AT THE THEATRE
SEE HOW THEY RUN Duchess, W1 (0870 890 1103). Until 28 October. The heights of comic lunacy are scaled in Philip King's seductive, Second World War farce with Tim Piggott-Smith's outraged Bishop gorgeously in command and a German prisoner of...
Another Year's Delay. Now Opening Date Could Be as Late as Next October
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE opening of Wembley stadium has been delayed yet again, with contractors warning it may not open for another 11 months. Australian construction firm Multiplex said June was the most likely date - but added this could slip...
Another Year's Delay. Now the Opening Date Is Put Back to Next June
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE builders of Wembley stadium have put back its opening date yet again - this time until next June at the earliest. After a series of delays and disputes, Australian construction firm Multiplex said today it will not be...
A Poignant Tribute to Men of Courage; STAYING IN
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Cruel Sea - The Penlee Disaster 10.35pm, BBC1 TWENTY-FIVE years ago on an ordinary wet and windy night, the people of Mousehole in Cornwall were going about their business. Then the shout went up that the local lifeboat Solomon...
Audience Fall of 17% Gives ITV Its Worst Ever Viewing Figures
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA ITV1's woes continued today as it was announced that the channel's audience ratings for July were its worst ever. Viewing figures have now plunged by nearly 17 per cent in a year - adding to the pressure on ITV chief executive...
Austin Reed Pins Price for Tailor-Made Suitor; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK WHILE the rest of the market struggled to hold its head above water yesterday, shares in the fashion retailer Austin Reedwere hanging on only a couple of pence below their high for the year. Trading at the fashion retailer...
A Visit to Pompey Is a Real Victory for Kids; Nelson's Dockyard Is Still Shipshape and in Fashion
Byline: GIDEON PALMER FEW things set little boys' pulses racing like trains and ships and guns, and four-year-old Otis was no exception. He practically exploded with excitement when he heard we were off to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for the...
Battersea Chiefs Ousted as Tycoon's Family Takes Power; after Rumours of a Boardroom Plot, Secretive Billionaire Victor Hwang Has Seized Total Control of the Project to Rescue a London Icon
Byline: JOHN ARLIDGE HE'S GOT the power. At least, that's what everyone hoped. When secretive Hong Kong tycoon, Victor Hwang, arrived in London and unveiled his plan for a [pounds sterling]2 billion retail, home, leisure and office development...
Bedbugs: The Unwelcome Souvenir of Our Holidays
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY NEARLY 4,000 cases of bedbugs were reported in London last year - an increase of 300per cent on five years ago. Experts say a major cause is more people taking exotic holidays and bringing the pests back in their suitcases....
BetonSports Block in US Gives Rivals Shivers
Byline: MICKEY CLARK ONLINE gambling shares remained under a cloud today after a Federal judge in St Louis extended the temporary ban on BetonSports taking bets in the US. Just last month, the US Department of Justice arrested BetonSports' former...
BetonSports Block in US Gives Rivals Shivers; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK ONLINE gambling shares remained under a cloud today after a Federal judge in St Louis extended the temporary ban on BetonSports taking bets in the US. Just last month the US Department of Justice arrested BetonSports' former...
BetonSports Boss in Chains Forbail Plea
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN DAVID Carruthers, the former chief executive of online gambling group BetonSports, is to stay in jail while negotiations over his $1 million (536 million) bail continue, an American court ruled last night. Carruthers, 48,...
BetonSports Ex-Boss in Chains for US Bail Plea; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN DAVID Carruthers, the former chief executive of online gambling group BetonSports, appeared in a Missouri court handcuffed, in ankle chains and wearing prisonissue T-shirt and fatigue trousers, and was held in custody while his...
Beware the Ides of August, the Nervous Twitch Month
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON AUGUST, only beginning today, has to be the most dangerous month of the year in financial markets. No doubt someone, somewhere, has records dating back to year zero that tell us the dates of every financial crisis since capitalism...
BMW Tops Wish List of Thieves Who Steal Cars from outside Homes
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS;MARTIN GURDON THE BMW 3-Series heads the professional car thief 's hit list in London. Costing up to [pounds sterling]45,000, it is the car most frequently targeted by criminals who break into homes to steal vehicle keys....
Booker Prize Winners, Take Heed: This 'Thriller'writer Will Outlast You; AND INCIDENTALLY
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE JOHN le Carre famously disdains literary prizes and honours. The author turned down a CBE from Mrs Thatcher, later explaining: "Who are we that we have to increase the differences between us with these titles?" However,...
'Bring Her Home' Plea to Girl Missing with Baby
Byline: JACK LEFLEY THE parents of a teenage girl who disappeared with her baby cousin five days ago have made an emotional plea for her to come home. Amy Jones, 17, and 18-month old Ellie Johnson have not been seen since they left the baby's...
BRITISH TROOPS DIE IN AMBUSH; Black Day for Forces: Three Killed in Afghan Raid, One Dead in Iraq
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR THREE British soldiers were killed today in an ambush by Afghan insurgents. They came under sustained fire from rocket-propelled grenades and a heavy machinegun. A fourth British soldier was badly injured and was airlifted...
British Troops Killed on Two Fronts
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR THREE British soldiers were killed today in an ambush in Afghanistan. Another British soldier died in a mortar attack in Basra, southern Iraq, the first time a British serviceman has been killed inside a military base in...
Briton Killed and Burned on Barbecue after Split from His Thai Bride
Byline: ANDREW DRUMMOND AN ENGLISH country landowner was murdered then barbecued in a Thai national park after divorcing his Thai wife because of her gambling debts. The body parts of Marlborough-educated 41-year-old Toby Charnaud were scattered...
Carry on Up the Nile
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE The Pharaoh's Daughter/Bolshoi Covent Garden INDIANA JONES has nothing on the romp that is The Pharaoh's Daughter. The so-called "restored" ballet, that was remade in 2000 on the 1862 original, has chase and escape, capture...
Castro Hands Power to His Brother as He Has Surgery
Byline: JASON BEATTIE CUBAN president Fidel Castro has provisionally handed power to his brother while he undergoes surgery. Mr Castro, 79, who has led Cuba since his guerrillas deposed dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, said he overexerted...
Cityspy
* NOTHING like keeping it in the family. Stefano Pessina, executive deputy chairman and formerly controlling shareholder of Alliance UniChem, will continue to have his real-life partner, Ornella Barra, with him as wholesale and commercial affairs director...
Countess Goes on Hunger Strike over US Embassy
Byline: LECHMINTOWT-CZYZ A RUSSIAN countess today carried out her threat to go on hunger strike in protest at plans to fortify the US embassy in London. Anca Vidaeff, 53, said she will go without food for "as long as it takes" to try to force...
Cringeworthy Songs We Can't Admit to Loving
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA GO on, admit it - the Status Quo riff or the Barry Manilow tearjerker just gets you every time. Don't worry, you're not alone. A poll for Q magazine reveals the top 50 musical "guilty pleasures" - the tracks we secretly...
Critics Maul Woody's New London Movie
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA HE claims to be miserable because a "masterpiece isn't in me". Sadly, with his latest work, Scoop, it seems Woody Allen may well be right. The filmmaker has garnered scathing reviews for his second London-set movie, starring...
Defiant Brooking Won't Quit over Row; Mawhinney Criticism Can't Silence Trevor
Byline: MICHAEL HART EXCLUSIVE SIR TREVOR BROOKING insisted today that he has no intention of quitting his job as the Football Association's director of development. The former West Ham and England midfielder, one of the most respected figures...
Defiant Brooking Won't Quit over Row; Mawhinney Criticism Will Not Silence Angry Trevor
Byline: MICHAEL HART SIR TREVOR BROOKING insisted today that he has no intention of quitting his job as the Football Association's director of development. The former West Ham and England midfielder, one of the most respected figures in the game,...
Dress Size Zero; in LA, Spare Ounces Are No Longer an Opt like Lara Flynn Boyle Aspire to Ultra-Thinn We Should Worry about Here? Four Writer Tion as Celebrities Ness. Is This a Trend Rs Give Their Verdicts
Byline: BRENDA POLAN CALIFORNIA girls were once beach babes, all sun-bleached hair, bouncy bronzed curves and long, toned, athletic legs good for running in the surf and driving men wild. You know, Ursula Andress, Bo Derek, Pamela Anderson. But...
Easton Promises to Maintain Orient's Culture
SUCCESS and culture are two words that are rarely associated with Leyton Orient, but that all changed on the day they signed Craig Easton from Livingston on a free transfer, writes Simon Johnson. Easton made the move last year and the midfielder...
EU Split over Ceasefire Damages Peace Hopes
Byline: PAUL WAUGH HOPES of a peace deal for Lebanon looked more remote than ever today after the European Union failed to unite around calls for an immediate ceasefire. Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic blocked moves by France and others...
Failure in Helmand Is Not an Option
Byline: LIAM FOX ON the day Britain takes overall control of the Nato mission in Afghanistan and the tragic news of three more deaths of British soldiers in Helmand province, it is worth reminding ourselves why we must succeed in our mission to...
Farewell to the Tan - Porcelain Skin Is In
Byline: MOLLY GUNN WHEN it comes to the pursuit of beauty, the general rule of thumb is that trends launch Stateside before kicking off over here. Currently in the US, porcelain skin is "in"; perfect, radiant, dewy, porcelain complexions are the...
FEELGOOD FACTOR; Laura Morris Visits Groom in Selfridges to See If a Little Pampering Can Really Ease the Exhaustion of Summer Sales Shopping
Byline: LAURA MORRIS RETAIL REVIVER HOUR What does it claim? Good and bad: a boiled egg and toast is far better than pancakes Groom specialises in beauty packages where two therapists work on you at once. This means more time for shopping....
Gibson Enters Rehab in 'Bid to Stay Alive'
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA MEL GIBSON has entered rehab to fight his alcoholism in the wake of his anti-Jewish tirade against two police officers when they stopped him for drink-driving. The Lethal Weapon star's agent confirmed the actor was now...
Great Days out; HISTORIC LONDON Chance for Children to Be Kings of the Castle
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX ARUNDEL in West Sussex is an effortless and enjoyable day out. It has a glorious castle and a beautiful river, it is steeped in history and boasts a bijou high street. Plus it is only 90 minutes from London by train. ...
Guilty Pleasures It's Cool to Admit Loving
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA GO on, admit it - it's there in your iPod, buried somewhere quietly among the playlists. It's the Status Quo riff or the tearj e rker Barry Manilow ballad that just gets you every time. But don't worry, you're not the...
Hard Lessons of Wembley Stadium
THE GOALPOSTS are in place, the pitch is laid, the structure looks splendid - from outside - but the question is whether the debacle about the completion of the new Wembley stadium can really get much worse. The builder, Multiplex, has told the Australian...
Hidden Diabetes of 120,000 in Capital
Byline: REBECCA SMITH ALMOST 120,000 Londoners have a dangerous form of diabetes but do not know it, research has shown. In some parts of the capital only half of those with type 2 diabetes have been diagnosed. Department of Health figures...
How Hammers Lost a [Pounds Sterling]155m Dream Team; Michael Carrick Is the Latest Star to Be Sold for a Huge Sum after Developing at West Ham
Byline: MICHAEL HART THE PREMIERSHIP'S most prolific production line for home-grown talent claimed another hit when Michael Carrick sealed his [pounds sterling] 18.6million move to Manchester United. He may have gone from north London to Old...
I Can Cope with Jose's Tinkering, Says Arjen
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL ARJEN ROBBEN has vowed to stay at Stamford Bridge no matter what Jose Mourinho's tactics turn out to be this season. The Dutch winger was linked with a string of clubs over the summer, including Real Madrid and Tottenham,...
I Know He Is Alive, Says Wife of Soldier Held by Hezbollah
Byline: VALENTINE LOW "HE IS alive. I can feel him. I know that he is alive." As the death toll in the continuing Lebanese conflict approached 600, the wife of one of the Israeli soldiers whose kidnapping triggered the fighting made an emotional...
In Brief
Spurs deny move to bring Downing south TOTTENHAM have denied claims they have made a [pounds sterling]12million bid for Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing. The Londoners have been consistently linked with a move for the England winger but a spokesperson...
In Brief
William Hill scores [pounds sterling]160m at halftime despite World Cup BOOKMAKER William Hill clocked up a near-30% leap in pre-tax profits to [pounds sterling]160 million in the six months to 27 June, despite a hit in the early stages of the World...
In Brief
Rose West's jail cookery classes ROSEMARY WEST is giving cookery lessons to fellow inmates at Bronzefield prison in Ashford. West, 52, is said to have compiled a book of recipes and her favourites are spotted dick and tuna bake. She is serving...
In Brief
Brits waiting to make a splash BRITISH swimmers are still looking for their first medal at the European Championships in Budapest. Commonwealth champion David Carry was fifth in the 400metres freestyle final while British record-holder Becky...
In Brief
Spurs deny bid for Downing TOTTENHAM have dismissed claims they have made a [pounds sterling]12million bid for Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing. The White Hart Lane club have been consistently linked with a move for the England winger but a spokesperson...
I Needed a Kick, Reveals Munro the Karate Jockey
Byline: WILL HAYLER ALAN MUNRO certainly qualifies as a jockey who has seen the ups and downs of life. But the 39-year-old, who gave up racing for a time to concentrate on karate, is back in the limelight. Last season his comeback got going on Sergeant...
I Remember It One Way, My Wife Says Something Else. Why Are All Our Memories So Flawed?
Byline: MARK PORTER MEMORY has always been a fascination of mine. Our brains perform many functions but, with the exception of basics like breathing, the ability to record and recall our past is the most important. Our memories are who we are -...
Israel Steps Up Offensive with Thousands
Byline: PAUL WAUGH ISRAEL widened its ground offensive in Lebanon today as it launched fresh air strikes and called up thousands more reservists. The country's Cabinet agreed to increase troop numbers after military commanders revealed they wanted...
ITV Chief's Job on Line after Worst July Ratings Ever
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA ITV'S woes continued today as it was revealed audience ratings for July were the worst ever. Viewing figures have now plunged by nearly 17 per cent in a year - putting more pressure on ITV chief executive Charles Allen....
Jonny Back in England Fold
JONNY WILKINSON is back in England's rugby plans for the first time in a year after being named in Andy Robinson's elite squad for this season's international campaign, writes Simon Mills. Wilkinson has been sidelined by a catalogue of injuries...
Jonny Back in England Fold
Byline: SIMON MILLS JONNY WILKINSON is back in England's rugby plans for the first time in a year after being named in Andy Robinson's elite squad for this season's international campaign, writes Simon Mills. The Newcastle Falcons fly-half has...
Ken's Adviser Is Half the Right-Hand Man He Was; Senior City Hall Aide Loses Four Stone after Warning from Doctor
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK HE was once one of Mayor Ken Livingstone's most heavyweight political advisers - in every sense of the word. But thanks to a stringent diet, Lee Jasper, who guides the Mayor on matters such as policing and race equality,...
London's Rivers Drying Up; Bridges Redundant as Capital's Streams Disappear in Heatwave
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP LONDON'S brooks and streams are running dry, leaving fish floundering in muddy pools of stagnant water. The capital has just had the hottest July since Met Office records began, with temperatures regularly hitting 35C (95F)....
Losers in Drought ... and a Few Winners
Byline: MARK PRIGG THE drought is putting much of London's flora and fauna in danger. Experts said today they have even spotted signs of autumn. "We saw blackberries on 7 July and the leaves across London are already beginning to tint," said...
Madge Is My Kind of Modern Material Girl
Byline: JOAN SMITH LIKE many women in their forties and fifties, Madonna looks after herself. She does yoga and goes to the gym so often she could front a government campaign on healthy living. She is just as rigorous in her professional life, planning...
McClaren Arrives and 'Won't Copy Eriksson'
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON STEVE McCLAREN arrived at Soho Square to start his new job as England manager today and vowed that he will be totally different to Sven-Goran Eriksson. McClaren was part of the England coaching set-up throughout Eriksson's...
Michelle Cites Stress as She Divorces Gary
Byline: PAUL CHESTON;DAVID MCMILLAN GARY LINEKER was accused of causing his wife Michelle stress and anxiety today as she was granted a "quickie" divorce. Mrs Lineker was granted a decree nisi from the former England striker in only 20 seconds...
More of a Disaster Than a Farce
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THEATRE A Right Royal Farce King's Head Theatre, N1 Nicholas De Jongh ONLY people with an appetite for rank theatrical rubbish will want to gorge themselves on this relentlessly boring little farce by Toby Young and Lloyd...
Nationwide Hails Bounce in House Prices
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER HOUSE prices are rising at their fastest pace for 15 months, Britain's biggest building society reports today. The average cost of a home rose 0.8% in July compared with June, and figures from Nationwide show that July's price...
New Scan Could Predict Learning Disabilities in Premature Babies
Byline: MARK PRIGG A NEW test could identify premature babies most at risk of developing learning disabilities, London scientists said today. Half of all babies who survive after being born very early go on to develop a disability or learning...
Noughty to Be Size Zero
Byline: BRENDA POLAN THE BEACH babe was once all sun-bleached hair, bouncy bronze curves and long, toned, athletic legs good for running in the surf and driving men wild. You know, Ursula Andress, Bo Derek, Pamela Anderson. But no longer. Now...
Official: Britain Faces 'Severe' Terrorist Threat
Byline: JASON BEATTIE THE official level of the terrorist threat facing Britain was made public for the first time today. Intelligence chiefs said the chance of a terrorist attack was "severe" - the second most serious warning MI5 can issue....
One Man and His Dig
Byline: VALENTINE LOW A tide of vegetative gifts from his fellow growers taxes the goodwill of our man on the allotment IT IS a battle of wits on the allotment, and I am afraid to say that I am losing. When I first started growing vegetables a little...
Our Brooks Are Drying Up
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP LONDON'S brooks and streams are running dry, leaving fish floundering in muddy pools of stagnant water. The capital has just had the hottest July since Met Office records began, with temperatures regularly hitting 35C (95F)....
Plan B.Tanks Rolling across the Border
Byline: BOB GRAHAM SHORTLY before dawn the Israeli Defence Force put into action Plan B after its original strategy - using war planes to bomb its way to victory - turned into a disaster. Over the past 24 hours the alternative plan for a ground...
'Pooper Scoop' Proves Woody's Lost His Magic; US Film Critics Attack Allen's Latest Outing Set in London
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA HE claims to be miserable because a "masterpiece isn't in me". Sadly, with his latest work, Scoop, it seems Woody Allen could be right. The filmmaker has garnered scathing reviews for his second London-set movie, starring...
[Pounds Sterling]45,000 BMW Tops the Car Thief Wishlist
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS;MARTIN GURDON THE fashionable BMW 3-Series heads the professional car thief 's "hit list" in London. Costing up to [pounds sterling]45,000, this is the car most frequently targeted by crooks who break into motorists' homes...
[Pounds Sterling]800,000 for Working in 'Department from Hell'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A CITY highflier won [pounds sterling]800,000 compensation today after being bullied by four women colleagues in a "department from hell". Helen Green, 36, was subjected to a "relentless campaign of mean and spiteful behaviour"...
Read Has to Convince Team He's Right Choice
Byline: DAVID LLOYD CHRIS READ knows he will need to convince the most important judges of all when he has his third stab at Test cricket later this week. At least two out of chairman David Graveney and fellow selectors Geoff Miller and Duncan...
Rediscover the Colourful History on Your Doorstep; Travel Back in Time to Explore the Capital's Fascinating Past
Byline: SHERYL GARRATT AFEW weeks ago I was in California and met a friend for dinner at a restaurant in Pasadena's historic district. She told me proudly that the building we were eating in was more than 80 years old, and I remarked that Westminster...
Refreshing Ideas for Chilling out; Our Interiors Specialist Alison Cork Continues Her Quest to Provide Cold Comfort at Bargain Prices Really Useful Page
Byline: ALISON CORK Get help to take the heat out of redesigning your garden With high temperatures becoming a regular feature of our summer weather, it is worth reconsidering the style of your garden and type of plants you can best grow. Creative...
Research Expert Quits over Fear of Crime
Byline: ED HARRIS HE is the government surveyor who came to London to quiz people on the quality of their lives in the runup to the 2012 Olympics. But Christopher Perry's interviewees did not want to talk about how much sport they did or the...
Reubens andHunter Pounce atMcCarthy
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER THE Reuben Brothers and Sir Tom Hunter finally broke cover today with a bid for McCarthy & Stone that values Britain's biggest retirement homes builder at [pounds sterling]1.1 billion. After weeks of tentative approaches...
Revealed: The 40 Most Dangerous Bus Routes; Bendies Are Worst on Code Red List
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE extent of crime on London's most dangerous bus routes is revealed today. Transport for London has named the 40 services with the largest number of "code red" emergency calls from drivers. Between them they are responsible...
Revealed: The Most Dangerous Bus Routes in London
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE most crime-hit bus routes in London can be revealed today. Transport for London (TfL) has named the 40 services with the largest number of "code red" emergency calls from drivers. Problems range from knife or gun attacks...
Robben: I Can Fit in with Jose's Tinkering
Byline: CHRIS HATHERALL ARJEN ROBBEN has vowed to stay at Stamford Bridge no matter what Jose Mourinho's tactics turn out to be this season. The Dutch winger was linked with a string of clubs over the summer, including Real Madrid and Tottenham,...
'Robber Killed Man for His Louis Vuitton Briefcase'
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER A MAN who tried to save a friend from robbers was murdered for his Louis Vuitton bag, a jury heard today. Henry Kusi, 22, ran to the aid of Timothy York after he saw him struggling with the teenagers in Kingsland Road, Hackney,...
Rooney Stamping His Authority on United
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON SIR ALEX FERGUSON declared himself delighted by Wayne Rooney's goalscoring return to action. Thirty days after Rooney's World Cup dream ended in red-card misery in the quarterfinal defeat to Portugal, the 20-year-old wore...
Russell Slade Said That Any Girl off the Street Could Play Better Than Me. I Want to Show Brentford Fans He Was Wrong
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON FRENCHMEN have a reputation for being good with the ladies, but Brentford's new signing Thomas Pinault will have to spend this season proving he is better at football than the opposite sex. Pinault is playing again having...
Seven Issues for McClaren to Tackle after His Smart Start
Byline: MICHAEL HART THE name of Terry Venables is at the top of Steve McClaren's wish list as he eases himself into the hot seat vacated by Sven-Goran Eriksson. McClaren (below) officially took over as England manager today - the fourth to accept...
Spray Can Artist Who Cheers Up Portobello
Byline: DOMINIC SWORDS IT'S the David Cameron approach to hoodies, but on a grand scale. For years, one spraycan-wielding youth has rendered shopfronts, public walls and even vehiclesunrecognisable in a small area of west London. And what do...
Still Fighting to Close the Gender Gap
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS IN MANY aspects of today's society, women assume an equal footing. On graduating, they enter the jobs market with the same qualifications and aspirations as their male peers. They make up nearly half of the labour force in the...
Stones Pay Just 1.6% Tax on [Pounds Sterling]80m Earnings
Byline: ALLAN HALL THE Rolling Stones paid just 1.6per cent in tax on earnings of [pounds sterling]80 million last year thanks to slick management of their fortunes. Details have leaked out because the Stones are preparing for the final curtain...
Surge in Parents Threatened with Court over Truancy
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES MORE parents than ever are being threatened with prosecution for failing to stop their children playing truant. Official figures show a 26 per cent rise in cases entering a fast-track system under which parents of persistent...
Take a Stress-Free Break
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS THE good old summer holidays - sun, sea ... and pre-departure stress. What with the hassle of handing over before you leave and the worry of the email mountain when you return, it can sometimes seem as if a week's getaway...
The Joys of August Are on My Doorstep
Byline: REBECCA TYRREL DURING this last long hot spell in London I have been less consumed by ennui than I might have been thanks to the new family in the house behind us. They are fascinating me because, unusually for people who live in Shepherd's...
The LA Dodger; Gallas Snubs US Tour to Hold New Talks over His Chelsea
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON CHELSEA'S hopes of keeping William Gallas suffered a blow today after the French international failed to turn up on the club's US tour. Gallas, who demanded a transfer in May, was meant to report for training at Chelsea's...
The LA Dodger; the LA Dodger Gallas Snubs US Tour to Hold New Contract Talks with Chelsea
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON CHELSEA'S hopes of keeping William Gallas suffered a blow today after the French international failed to turn up on the club's US tour. Gallas, who demanded a transfer in May, was meant to report for training at Chelsea's...
The Man Who's Painting Portobello; Alex Martinez Has Brightened Up Some of London's Dowdiest Streets with His Graffiti Wall Art. Now He Has Put Together an Exhibition of His and Others' Work
Byline: DOMINIC SWORDS IT'S the David Cameron approach to hoodies, but on a grand scale. For years, one spray can-wielding youth has rendered shopfronts, public walls and even vehicles unrecognisable in a small area of west London. And what do...
The Recycling Divide; Survey Reveals Which Boroughs' Policies on Waste Let Capital Down
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY;BO WILSON;GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN THE truth about recycling in London is revealed today. An Evening Standard survey shows that every borough in the capital now offers some level of doorstep recycling but the range of waste...
This Surreal, Hot Summer Will Surely End in Tears
Byline: FRANCIS WHEEN EVERY night this week, just before the witching hour, Radio 4 is broadcasting a series of ref lections "designed to catch that moment of half-consciousness between awareness and sleep on a sultry summer night where slumber...
Thousands of Troops Join Huge Push into Lebanon
Byline: BOB GRAHAM TENS of thousands of Israeli troops today began a massive push into the area that borders Lebanon and is occupied by Hezbollah guerrillas. The fighting began shortly before dawn as Israeli Defence Forces massed in the area...
Tory Tax Cuts Dismissed by Letwin Who Says Party Must Help the Poor
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE Conservatives' policy chief Oliver Letwin says today there is no immediate prospect of tax cuts returning to the Tory agenda. The announcement follows criticism from traditionalists that the "policy-lite" approach has not...
Tory Tax Cuts Dismissed by Policy Chief Who Says Party Must Help the Poor
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE Conservatives' policy chief Oliver Letwin says today there is no immediate prospect of tax cuts returning to the Tory agenda. The announcement follows criticism from traditionalists that the "policy-lite" approach has not...
TV Watch; Beleaguered Young Voices Trapped in a Spiralling Blood Feud
Byline: PETE CLARK ENTIRELY logically, the latest documentary to tackle the intractable conflict in the Middle East made the decision to step into the classroom and find out what sort of story the young generation of Palestinians and Israelis is...
VICTORY OVER CITY BULLIES; Woman Taunted by Female Colleagues Awarded [Pounds Sterling]800,000
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A CITY highflier won [pounds sterling]800,000 compensation today after being bullied by four female colleagues in a "department from hell". Helen Green, 36, was subjected to a "relentless campaign of mean and spiteful behaviour"...
We'll Bring Up Boat Disaster Orphans as My Sister Wanted
Byline: GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN THEY left the Home Counties with their young family hoping to build a better future abroad - and Lucinda and Jason Brett quickly grew to love their new life in Bahrain. He had a high-powered job as an engineering consultant,...
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