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Articles from October 18, 2005

Abel Drug Case Puts English in Spotlight
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS;GEMMA CLARKE ENGLISH clubs playing in Europe can expect to be targeted by UEFA's anti-doping police following Abel Xavier's positive drugs test. The European governing body have invested heavily in improved doping controls...
After All That's Happened to Me, I Wouldn't Change a Thing; Liz Harte, One of the 12 Cancer Calendar Girls, Survived against All Odds. Now She Is Determined to Live Life to the Full
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS MISS July looks like a Sixties film star, maybe a young Joan Collins or a Liz Taylor circa Antony and Cleopatra. "It's the hair," says Liz Harte, appraising her picture as it lies on the coffee table in her chic Muswell Hill...
After Piano Man, the Brit Who Woke Up on a New York Subway and Didn't Know Who He Was
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THE astonishing story of a young British man who suffered total memory loss is to be told for the first time. In just one terrifying night, and for no apparent medical reason, Douglas Bruce lost all memory of his childhood,...
And Incidentally
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THERE is a fine fleet of books to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, including a big biography of the admiral, a new edition of his letters and even a study of Nelsonian memorabilia. Nelson buffs...
At Heart I'm Still a Fool for Fashion; CITY LIVES
Byline: LIZ JONES MY MAIN claim to fame is that, back in the early Eighties, while working on a fashion supplement at The Sunday Times, I was the very first person to write the now ubiquitous words "is the new black" (in that first instance, I began...
At Last - a Tory Who Lacks the Zzz Factor
Byline: ALLISON PEARSON WHO should pick the next leader of the Cons e r vat ive Party? Is it a) Tory MPs; b) party members; c) Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell? I reckon most of us would settle for Sharon Osbourne, whose cheerful humanity makes...
Banking on a Winner; Financial Institutions in the City Need Experienced Credit and Risk Professionals. Rory Clements Meets a Man with a Vested Interest in Those Skills
Byline: RORY CLEMENTS LIKE any man who reaches the top of his profession, Neil Roden is not the sort to shy away from the occasional risk - so long as it is a calculated one, on the basis of all the available information. That is certainly the...
Barnet Fans Fly in from around the World for Dream Cup Tie at Old Trafford; 'When We Got United All My Friends Were Emailing Me to Say Come'
Byline: ROB SINGH THEY are known as the club with an unrivalled international following. But even mighty Manchester United will be matched in overseas support when they meet minnows Barnet in the third round of the Carling Cup. Supporters...
Be Brilliant on the Blower; A Polished Phone Technique Gives You a Competitive Edge
Byline: PENNY COTTEE DOES the thought of a telephone job interview fill you with dread? Would taking part in a conference call turn your knees to jelly? If your answer is yes, you may need some pointers in presenting yourself over the phone....
Bird Flu Drugs Go on Ebay for [Pounds Sterling]104; Panic Buying Drives Up Price
Byline: REBECCA SMITH A DRUG that combats the effects of bird flu in humans is being sold on eBay as panic mounts over the spread of the disease. Tamiflu first appeared on the online auction site for [pounds sterling]1 - and 24 hours later bidders...
Blair's Eight Wasted Years; Schools and Public Services Are Failing. but, Says a Frontrunner in the Tory Leadership Contest, the Labour Government Will Never Deliver
Byline: DAVID CAMERON IN THIS leadership election, I've argued that the Conservative Party needs to change; that if we're to inspire a new generation with Conservative ideas and ideals then we need to be modern, compassionate Conservatives. Modern...
Blow for Brown as Petrol Price Rises Fuel Inflation
Byline: PAUL WAUGH SOARING petrol prices today pushed the annual rate of inflation to its highest level since Labour came to power. Figures released today showed the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 2.5 per cent last month from 2.4 per cent...
Boss Stuck in Lift as Tower Opens
Byline: NIGEL ROSSER THE project manager of a new viewing tower was trapped in a glass lift today as the controversial structure opened. David Greenhalgh, who was in charge of building the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, was with two engineers...
Brits (Including Little Brits) Set for Emmy Glory
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA BRITISH TV looks set to storm the International Emmy Awards this year - with shows including Little Britain, Spooks and Catherine Tate all securing nominations. The New York ceremony honours the cream of television talent...
Broker's Survey Finds the Bears Look Set to Prevail; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK WHICH way for the London stock market between now and Christmas? Merrill Lynch may have the answer, and it looks like the bears are going to have the advantage over the bulls. Merrill has just finished its monthly poll...
Chilling Can Put Rivals in Place
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM WHERE do you stand on the issue of Banded meetings? Not for the first time, former BHB chairman Peter Savill has made his position abundantly clear, arguing that each one generates upwards of [pounds sterling]50,000...
CITYSPY; Email: Cityspy Standard.Co.UK
* WHEN New Star Asset Management floats on AIM next month, every financial journalist will want to know just how much a former practitioner of their trade will make from his work for John Duffield. John Jay, who joined New Star in January 2001 after...
Clarke Falters as Fox Closes on Pack; Right-Winger Wins Support but Davis Feels the Heat
Byline: JOE MURPHY;PAUL WAUGH KENNETH CLARKE was battling against eviction in the Conservative leadership contest this afternoon. In an extraordinary drama, the prospect of the popular Tory big beast being knocked out in the first round of the...
Curbishley's Upstarts Fail to Pass Test
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON Charlton 1 Fulham 1 HE MIGHT have opened new contract talks with a chairman determined to keep him away from the advances of his many admirers but Alan Curbishley was more interested in expressing his frustration at Charlton's...
Delays as Normal on Northern Line
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE Northern Line returned to normal today - hit by delays from a broken-down train. Rush-hour services on the "misery line" suffered again after 11 days of chaos caused by emergency safety work - including three days when...
Fox Gains New Support as Two Rivals Battle to Shore Up Votes
Byline: JOE MURPHY;PAUL WAUGH LIAM FOX unveiled two new supporters today as Kenneth Clarke and David Davis fought desperately to maintain their momentum in the Tory leadership race. Outsider Dr Fox took his total of named backers to 24 as voting...
Frustrated Charlton Pass Up Big Chance; Curbishley Laments His Side's below Par Passing Display as Fulham Hold on for a Deserved Point
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY Charlton 1 Fulham 1 Scorer: Murphy 47 Booked: Kishishev, El Karkouri Attendance: 26,310 Ref: M Riley Scorer: John 28 Booked: Christanval, Volz, Malbranque HE might have opened new contract talks with a chairman determined...
Government Points Way with Windfarm All-Clear
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE South-East's largest onshore windfarm, with 26 turbines on towers as tall as Nelson's Column, has been given the go-ahead by the Government. It also signalled it will aggressively chase targets to erect thousands more turbines...
Half of Dentists to Stop or Cut Back NHS Work; Thousands of Patients to Be Denied Treatment
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE NHS is facing an exodus of London dentists in a row over pay and conditions. The Evening Standard has found that up to half are preparing either to reduce or abandon their health service work in...
Heat on Clarke and Davis to Hold on to Their Early Backers
Byline: JOE MURPHY;PAUL WAUGH KENNETH CLARKE and David Davis were today battling desperately to avoid poorer than expected results in the first round of the Tory leadership vote. Mr Davis looks certain to get the most votes but speculation is...
How I Did a Sienna and Dared to Go for the Chop; SIENNA MILLER CUT OFF HER TRADEMARK TRESSES FOLLOWING HER BREAK-UP WITH ACTOR JUDE LAW. HERE WE CHALLENGE ONE NEWLY SINGLE WRITER TO DO THE SAME
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM IHAVE done the unthinkable: after 20 years of long, straight hair halfway down my back, from primary school onwards, I've had it all cut off. But then I've just split up with my boyfriend and a radical haircut is the inevitable...
Ifill Fears Tough Return to Millwall
Byline: GEMMA CLARKE PAUL IFILL feared the worst for Millwall when he left the chaos at The Den this summer to join Sheffield United. "It surprised me they were willing to let so many people go without attempting to sign anyone," he said. "A...
I'm Looking at the Killer of My Lover
Byline: FRANK THORNE THE girlfriend of a murdered British backpacker stared at the defendant in a courtroom today and said she was looking at the man who killed her boyfriend. Joanne Lees was asked if she got a good look at the attacker in the...
Improvements Unlikely at B&Q Owner Kingfisher; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK KINGFISHER, owner of DIY retailer B&Q, has been the worst performer in the Footsie 100 index this year, and shareholders are being advised not to hold their breath if they are looking for an improvement. The message from...
In Brief
Consulting helps limit third-quarter dip at IBM COMPUTER giant IBM is earning more from consulting services, which helped to offset tax charges from repatriating cash earned overseas, as some of the benefits of restructuring begin to flow. IBM's...
In Brief
AIDAN O'BRIEN is a 13-8 chance to land the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, the final Group One contest of the season in Britain. The Ballydoyle handler is responsible for five of the 11 possible runners at the confirmation stage and...
In Brief
Inflation edges up to 2.5% as energy costs increase HIGHER fuel and energy prices helped push inflation up from 2.4% in August to 2.5% in September, but that was lower than the 2.7% most City economists predicted. While the rate is still above the...
In Brief
Inflation edges up to 2.5% as energy costs increase HIGHER fuel and energy prices helped push inflation up from 2.4% in August to 2.5% in September, but that was lower than the 2.7% most City economists predicted. While the rate is still above the...
In Brief
Inflation edges up to 2.5% as energy costs increase HIGHER fuel and energy prices helped push inflation up from 2.4% in August to 2.5% in September, but that was lower than the 2.7% most City economists predicted. While the rate still above the Bank...
Is It Possible to Dine out and Watch Your Weight; We Asked Some of London's Favourite Restaurants to Tell Us Their Top Diet Dishes, Then Calculated Their Calories and Fat Content. Compiled by Rachel Belton
Byline: RACHEL BELTON EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS The Glade at Sketch 9 Conduit Street, W1; 0870 777 4488. Head Chef: Anthony Garlando. Average price for two (including drink): [pounds sterling]100. Starter Mimosa egg (170 cals, 13.1g fat)...
IS THERE REALLY ANY POINT TO THE TURNER PRIZE? It's a Circus, Admits Contender Jim Lambie and the Work He's Made for the Show Will End Up in a Skip - but It Is Good for Publicity
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS THE NEWS came out of the blue, without interview or warning or rumour. Jim Lambie, creator of dazzling and brightly coloured psychedelic installations, often involving miles of sticky tape, was busy doing nothing in particular...
It's a Great Time to Be in Credit and Risk; Where Are the Jobs - and How Much Can You Earn in Credit and Risk? the Recruitment Specialists Reveal All
THESE are good days for skilled, experienced people in credit and risk. "In the past quarter, the market has been candidate-driven, with fierce competition for high-calibre individuals," says Stuart Dale, senior consultant in market risk management...
It's Bleak for the Economy - Whatever the Weather
Byline: NEIL COLLINS *DON'T you just love our Indian summer? Well, not much if you're a retailer. Each day the shopkeepers look anxiously at the weather forecast, hold their breath and pray for rain, sleet and cold winds, and each day they are disappointed....
It's Jams from Tesco; Protesters Fuming as Delivery Lorries Cause Traffic Chaos
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ PROTESTERS are waging a campaign against Tesco's latest attempt to dominate the high street with smaller Express and Metro stores. Britain's biggest supermarket chain is accused of causing traffic chaos and pollution...
KILLER FREEZE THIS WINTER; Londoners at Risk in Worst Cold Spell for 40 Years, Warns Ken
Byline: ROSS LYDALL LONDON and the South-East face a killer freeze in the worst winter for 40 years, the Mayor warned today. Ken Livingstone says many Londoners are at risk of dying from hypothermia in the event of a long bout of severe weather....
Learn to Dine out on a Diet; Eating out Needn't Be Unhealthy . . . If You Know What to Order. to Help You Choose, We Asked Some of London's Favourite Restaurants to Give Us a Selection of Their Top Diet Dishes
Byline: RACHEL BELTON Less expensive restaurants LEON 35 Great Marlborough Street, W1; 020 7437 5280. Head chef: Allegra McEvedy. Average price for two (including drink): [pounds sterling]35. STARTER: Mezze dish of Moroccan meatballs in tomato...
Lille Coach Takes a Swipe at United
LILLE coach Claude Puel has hit out at Manchester United, claiming they are a shadow of the side that played them four years ago. Puel, whose side play at Old Trafford tonight, said: "If I look back four years, United were a more complete side....
More Partners Charged in KPMG Tax Fraud Probe
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE former chief financial officer of accounting firm KPMG is among nine more partners and one other individual charged in a new criminal indictment alleging widespread tax-shelter fraud. Richard Rosenthal, along with ex-tax...
More Partners Charged in KPMG Tax Fraud Probe; CITY BRIEFING
THE former chief financial officer of giant accounting firm KPMG is among nine more partners and one other individual charged in a new criminal indictment alleging widespread tax-shelter fraud. Richard Rosenthal, along with extax partner Larry DeLap,...
My Best Yet to Come, Claims Jubilant John
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON COLLINS JOHN has told Fulham fans his best is still to come after marking his 20th birthday with one of the finest goals of his career. Manager Chris Coleman left top scorer Brian McBride on the bench to start John (below)...
Nazi 'Dr Death' Spotted in Ibiza Abusing Jewish Tourist; World at a Glance
.ONE of Hitler's most sadistic henchmen "Dr Death" has been spotted in Ibiza. The 91-year-old German was recognised after he launched a anti-Semitic tirade at a Jewish tourist. The 6ft 3ins man matched the description of Aribert Heim, an SS medical...
New Season Kicks off with Mixed Blessings
Byline: SARAH FRATER DANCE Royal Ballet/Mixed Bill Covent Garden HATS off to Monica Mason. In fact, hats, coats and gloves off to the Royal Ballet director who, just days into the 2005/06 season, has already staged two bold mixed bills....
NHS Left to Repair Botched Plastic Surgery Operations
Byline: REBECCA SMITH DOZENS of operations botched by cowboy plastic surgeons are beingrepaired on the NHS. Health service doctors are having to pick up the pieces when operations indisreputable clinics go wrong. In just one year, NHS surgeons...
NHS Left to Repair Botched Plastic Surgery Operations; Patients Dumped at A&E after Errors by Private Clinics
Byline: REBECCA SMITH DOZENS of operations botched by cowboy plastic surgeons are being repaired on the NHS. Health service doctors are having to pick up the pieces when operations in disreputable clinics go wrong. In just one year, NHS surgeons...
O'Leary Facing 'Incite' Charge; in Brief
BIRMINGHAM police are reported to be considering a charge of incitement over Aston Villa manager David O'Leary's behaviour at the end of his side's 1-0 win at Birmingham City. O'Leary ran on the pitch after the final whistle, pointing at his chairman...
Outback Girl: I Am Looking at the Man Who Shot Dead My Boyfriend
Byline: FRANK THORNE THE girlfriend of a murdered British backpacker stared at the defendant in a courtroom today and said she was looking at the man who killed her boyfriend. Joanne Lees was asked if she got a good look at the attacker in the...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Love Soup 9pm, BBC1 The words "romantic comedy drama" are not ones to brighten a TV writer's day. They all too often mean some soft-hearted piece of gloop with weak attempts at gags plus a soft-rock soundtrack. (And they...
Public Servants Win Deal to Retire at Sixty
Byline: PAUL WAUGH BUSINESS chiefs today accused the Government of "caving in" to union pressure after ministers agreed that public sector workers can keep their pension perks. In a deal aimed at averting a nationwide strike, Trade and Industry...
Refco Succumbs to Bankruptcy Filing
Byline: BILL CONDIE COMMODITIES broker Refco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today even as it signed an outline agreement to sell its core futures brokerage to private investors for $768 million ([pounds sterling]438 million). Goldman...
RFU Hold on to [Pounds Sterling]1m Payout as Clubs Step Up Players' Row
Byline: CHRIS JONES ENGLISH rugby chiefs are holding on to [pounds sterling]1million owed to the Guinness Premiership clubs after they failed to meet a Rugby Football Union deadline. The RFU wants England's top clubs to confirm their support...
RUSH TO BUY BIRD FLU DRUG ON EBAY; Price Soars from [Pounds Sterling]1 to [Pounds Sterling]104 in 24 Hours
Byline: REBECCA SMITH A DRUG has soared in value on eBay from [pounds sterling]1 to [pounds sterling]104 in just 24 hours as fear mounts of a bird flu pandemic. Courses of Tamiflu are being auctioned online as cases of the virus mount in eastern...
Sack the Misery Line Firm If You Want to, Darling Tells Mayor
Byline: DICK MURRAY MINISTERS today paved the way for Mayor Ken Livingstone to sack Alstom, the engineering firm at the centre of the Northern line chaos. The company is midway through a 20-year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract worth...
So Who Was Who in 52BC? Meet the Characters in Rome, the BBC's [Pounds Sterling]58 Million Scandals-in-Sandals Drama
Byline: ALISTAIR FOSTER IT TOOK years of sex scandals, murder and betrayal to shape one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen. Now Rome is the title of a [pounds sterling]58million venture between the BBC and the American TV channel...
Sparta Brace Themselves for Further Problems despite Ruling over Racist Fans
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS THERE will be 6,000 empty seats at the Toyota Arena in Prague tonight when Arsenal attempt to enhance their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. And fewer than 200 Sparta Prague fans are to blame....
Stop This Squabbling and Get Us Back on Track
Byline: TONY TRAVERS RARELY can London have seen such a theatrical demonstration of naughty children all blaming each other. For Northern line commuters struggling to make bus journeys from Mill Hill East or Balham to the City, the pitiful whining...
Streaming for Schools Brings Kelly under Fire
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES A ROW was growing today over the Government's plans for a radical shakeup of schools. A White Paper next week will see ministers perform several major U-turns and ditch decades of Labour thinking on education. Education...
Suspects in Clapham Killing Threatened Second Gay Man
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR TWO men being hunted for the homophobic killing of a barman threatened another gay man on the night of the murder, it emerged today. The second victim stumbled across the attack on Jody Dobrowski on Clapham Common. He...
Tesco's Latest Jams; Protesters on Warpath as Delivery Lorries Bring Chaos to the High Street
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ PROTESTERS are waging a campaign against Tesco's latest attempt to dominate the high street with smaller Express and Metro stores. Britain's biggest supermarket chain is accused of causing traffic chaos by using huge...
The Millionaire Lifestyle Now Costs [Pounds Sterling]3m
Byline: ED HARRIS A MILLION pounds is not worth what it used to be, with people now needing nearly three times that amount to lead a millionaire's lifestyle, research claimed today. Private bank, Coutts & Co, said the value of [pounds sterling]1...
The Share Signals That Herald a Hard Time Ahead; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON *HOW Chancellor Gordon Brown must envy Sir Andrew Large, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England who surprised us all with news of his resignation yesterday. Large is the man with responsibility at the bank for financial...
The Threat of Bird Flu
TODAY, a turkey from the Greek island of Oinousa is the object of international scrutiny, as scientists attempt to determine whether the flu virus which has infected the bird is actually a lethal strain, H5N1, which can be transmitted to humans. If...
This Soup Opera Is Edgy Fun
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Love Soup 9pm, BBC1 THE words "romantic comedy drama" all too often mean some softhearted piece of gloop with weak attempts at gags plus a soft-rock soundtrack. Which is why Love Soup is such an unexpected pleasure. It's...
TONIGHT'S BIG GAME Sparta Prague V Arsenal Champions League, Group B Toyota Arena (Live on ITV2, 7.45pm)
Byline: MICHAEL COOPER THE LINE-UPS SPARTA PRAGUE (probable, 4-4-2): Blazek; Pospech, Lukas, Petrous, Kadlec; Kisel, Petras, Zelenka, Polacek; Slepicka, Matusovic ARSENAL (4-4-2): Lehmann; Lauren, Toure, Cygan, Clichy; Fabregas, Flamini, Gilberto,...
True-Great Haynes Is Left Battling for Life in Hospital
Byline: MICHAEL HART IT WON'T mean much to today's generation of multimillionaire superstars but Johnny Haynes was the first [pounds sterling]100a-week footballer. Haynes, who is critically ill today in an Edinburgh hospital, can be celebrated...
Tube Chiefs to Redraw Contract for Northern Line Maintenance Firm
Byline: DICK MURRAY;ROSS LYDALL THE [pounds sterling]429 million contract held by the maintenance company at the centre of the Northern line chaos is being redrawn. It comes after Transport Secretary Alistair Darling said he would not block moves...
Typists, Cooks on Police Front Line in Terror Plan
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN UP TO 13,000 cooks, typists and mechanics could be mobilised by Scotland Yard if terrorists strike again in London. Under plans being considered by the Metropolitan Police, volunteers among the civilian workforce would be...
UEFA Target Our Top Clubs after Xavier Drug Shock; Testers Focus on Premiership Teams Playing in Europe
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS ENGLISH clubs playing in Europe can expect to be targeted by UEFA's anti-doping police following Abel Xavier's positive drugs test. The European governing body have invested heavily in improved doping controls ahead of this...
UK 'Faces Higher Gas Bills after Spanish Takeover'
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE creation of an overarching national energy champion in Spain via Gas Natural's [pounds sterling]15 billion takeover of its largest electricity generator, Endesa, will have dire consequences for competition in the EU power...
UK House Prices Rising Again. but Not in London
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL AVERAGE house prices across Britain are expected to rise for the first time in more than 18 months - but in London they will remain static, it was predicted today. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said...
United No Longer Force of Old, Says Lille Boss
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON LILLE coach Claude Puel has hit out at Manchester United, claiming they are a shadow of the side that played them four years ago. Puel, whose side play at Old Trafford tonight, said: "If I look back four years, United were...
Victims Still Wait
OUR INTERVIEW today with Garri Holness, a survivor of the 7/7 bombings, demonstrates the astonishing resilience of the human spirit. It also highlights the continued trauma of many of the 7/7 bombing survivors - and their wait for compensation. Mr...
We 7/7 Survivors Are Being Treated like Dogs
Byline: DAVID COHEN WITHOUT warning or fanfare, Garri Holness adroitly removes his prosthetic leg, peels back a sock and tenderly shows me his stump where the King's Cross bomb severed his leg below the left knee. For the uninitiated, the clump...
Wenger: My Doubts over the Sale of Vieira
ARSENE WENGER has cast doubts for the first time on the decision to allow Patrick Vieira to leave Arsenal as he faced up to his side's faltering title bid. The Gunners boss also revealed ahead of his team's Champions League tie at Sparta Prague...
Wenger Ready for Henry France Row; Arsenal Boss Unhappy at Star Striker's Friendly Trip
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENE WENGER is on course for a clash with the French Football Federation over Thierry Henry. Wenger's key striker injured his groin playing for France in September and is still struggling for full fitness. Henry is...
Wenger's Ready for Henry France Row; Arsenal Boss 'Unhappy' at Friendly Trip
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENE WENGER is on course for a clash with the French Football Federation over Thierry Henry. Wenger's key striker injured his groin playing for France in September and is still struggling for full fitness. Henry is set...
Why Wenger Has Massive Headache; the Boss's Failure to Replace Patrick Vieira Plus His Crippling Injury List Mean Arsenal's Confidence Has Plummeted Ahead of Tonight's Clash. by Raoul Simons and Steve Stammers
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS;STEVE STAMMERS GONE is the famous red and white shirt - stained with Ribena for one season only we are told - and with it the aura of the Invincibles. Three defeats in eight games represents Arsenal's worst start for 11 years,...
Widders Stalls in Room 14 Stampede; SKETCH
Byline: JOE MURPHY IT WAS more like sale time at Primark than a vote on the future of Her Majesty's Opposition. Well before the doors to Committee Room 14 were unlocked, Ann Widdecombe was heading a small queue, using her body to stop anyone nipping...
Witch-Hunt as Doherty's Ex-Manager Is Accused of Cocaine Sting; IT'S A SMEAR CAMPAIGN SAYS FRIEND AFTER SERIES OF TEXT MESSAGES
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK PETE DOHERTY'S former manager has been accused of selling the notorious film of Kate Moss taking cocaine. One of her closest friends blames James Mullord for giving a newspaper a tape of Moss taking the drug. Mr Mullord...
With Shows This Dopey, Just Say No
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Stoned in Suburbia Sky One WHY are the Dutch so relentlessly disparaged by the British? True, they do make Oranjeboom lager (the only substance known to mankind that enters and leaves the body in exactly the same...
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