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Articles from September 7, 2010

A Highly Effective Partner Who Is Worth Every Penny; COMMENT
Byline: Chris Blackhurst IGNORE the political huffing and puffing. There is only one response to Bob Diamond's appointment, which is to ask: What if Barclays had put in someone else as chief executive? What then? The answer is that the share price...
All Change at the Top of British Banking; Barclays Says [Pounds Sterling]11.5m Package for Diamond Is 'Benchmarked'
Byline: Nick Goodway BARCLAYS today moved quickly to defend the [pounds sterling]11.5 million pay and bonus package it has offered Bob Diamond to take over as chief executive from John Varley. "We benchmarked his package against his peer group,"...
Barclays' Superstar Heads 'Home'; [Pounds sterling]100MILLION BANKER RETURNS TO LONDON TO TAKE THE REINS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Byline: Nick Goodway and Jonathan Prynn BOB DIAMOND is coming "home" to London, his beloved Chelsea football club - and a pay package worth up to [pounds sterling]11.5 million a year. The 59-year-old American banker, whose appointment as the...
Barclays' Superstar Heads 'Home'; [Pounds Sterling]100 MILLION BANKER RETURNS TO LONDON TO TAKE THE REINS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Byline: Nick Goodway and Jonathan Prynn BOB DIAMOND is coming "home" to London, his beloved Chelsea football club - and a pay package worth up to [pounds sterling]11.5 million a year. The 59-year-old American banker, whose appointment as the...
Boris Promises 'Jaw-Dropping' 2012 Displays to Dazzle Visitors
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent BORIS JOHNSON has revealed plans to deliver a "jaw-dropping" visitor experience during the Olympics. Inflatable boxers will float over the capital's skyline; a giant arch in the shape of a high-jumper...
Build on a Strong Foundation; Foundation Degrees Are One of the Fastest Growing Higher Education Qualifications in the UK. with Courses Ranging from Business to Hospitality Management, You Can Find One That Fits Your Bill. by Sarah Richardson
Byline: Sarah Richardson IF you're looking for a vocational qualification designed to be relevant to employers and with the status of a degree, Westminster Kingsway College's selection of foundation degrees could appeal. Since their launch as...
Capital Set to Gain in Fall; Recruitment Traditionally Picks Up Once the Summer Holiday Season Is over. but How Healthy Will the Jobs Market Be This Autumn? Niki Chesworth Asks a Panel of Experts
Byline: Niki Chesworth HEADLINES can often prove to be misleading. The recent prediction that unemployment will break the 10 per cent barrier in at least half of UK regions by 2015 was bound to grab the headlines -- however, it does not reflect...
Capital's Free Schools to 'Transform Education'
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent FAMILIES behind London's first "free schools" predict the new institutions will transform the face of education in the capital. Hundreds of London parents have clubbed together to come up with proposals....
Carey in the Running for Third Man Booker Prize
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent AUSTRALIAN writer Peter Carey could be set for a record-breaking third Man Booker victory after making it to the shortlist of the prestigious [pounds sterling]50,000 prize. Carey, 67, who won in 1988...
Carey Up for Third Man Booker Prize
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent AUSTRALIAN writer Peter Carey could be set for a record-breaking third Man Booker victory after making it to the shortlist of the [pounds sterling]50,000 prize. Carey, 67, who won in 1988 for Oscar...
CHEATING COULD TEAR THE HEART OUT OF MY GAME; Former Chairman of the ECB Urges the Sport's Authorities to Get Tough over Latest Spot-Fixing Scandal or Face a Bleak Future; THE BIG INTERVIEW TIM LAMB; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Mihir Bose TIM LAMB is no stranger to cricket corruption. He was, after all, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board when the game was rocked by the Hansie Cronje scandal. A decade on, there is no disguising the pained...
Clothes That Are Good on the Eye -- and Tasty, Too
Byline: Mark Prigg Science Editor IT GIVES a new meaning to being a fashion consumer. A university student has designed dresses and jewellery you can eat once they've been worn. The student hopes to shake up London Fashion Week with her invention,...
Federer Glad That Twins Give Him the Runaround; In-Form Swiss Says Keeping an Eye on His Kids Helps Him Stay Sharp on Court. Chris Jones Reports from New York
Byline: Chris Jones ROGER FEDERER powered into the quarter-finals of the US Open and then revealed how trying to keep his twin toddlers under control is helping his game. The world No2 destroyed 13th seed Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to set up...
Flying High with Willie on Passage to India; Cityspy
ON the trip to Mumbai to mark the launch of British Airways' first new long-haul aircraft in 11 years, the Boeing 777-300ER, BA boss Willie Walsh was poring over Tony Blair's A Journey. Asked if his relationship with the Unite trade union was like...
Four Ways the Government Could Hurt London
Byline: Jo Valentine DESPITE it having the right instincts and the right messages, fears are rising among business that the Government isn't matching helpful intentions with effective, practical delivery. There is a genuine worry that, as a result,...
Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ESTEXTSfollowed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
Gillard Keeps Power in Australia ... by a Whisker; Prime Minister Forms a Minority Government after Two-Week Battle
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor JULIA GILLARD won her battle to cling on as Australia's prime minister early today but as leader of a fragile minority government. The Welsh-born Labour leader secured the support of two independent MPs to...
Girl Who Murdered Two People When She Was 15 Is Given a Life Sentence
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent BRITAIN'S youngest female double murderer was ordered to be detained for a minimum 14 years at the Old Bailey today. Lorraine Thorpe was just 15 when she "glorified" in killing her father, who was in...
Giving Expression to Your Passion; If You Are Looking to Break into the Fashion Industry, London College of Fashion's Specialised Courses Might Give You the Edge. by Sarah Richardson
Byline: Sarah Richardson ACCLAIMED as one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the "big four" international catwalk influencers, London Fashion Week (LFW) starts in 10 days' time, just as this year's undergraduates start...
Has America Produced the Novel of the Century? Jonathan Franzen's Feted New Book, out Here This Month, Explores the Theme That Freedom Is Our Ruin. So Is It All It's Cracked Up to Be?
Byline: Philip Delves Broughton THE next great American novel has arrived, 562 pages of required reading for anyone aspiring to possess what the book's author, Jonathan Franzen, describes as "excellent urban gentry taste". Freedom is Franzen's...
Has Blair Been Right about Most Things All Along?
Byline: Sarah Sands REALLY, Tony Blair's book should have been called Persuasion rather than A Journey. The former prime minister takes trips rather than journeys -- more important and businesslike. And the book, which appears both in the political...
Having a Change of Heart? Decide to Switch Paths. If You Are among Them Here's How to Go about It. by Sarah Richardson
Byline: Sarah Richardson PERHAPS you're living away from home for the first time. Perhaps you're mortified by the antics of your extrovert peers and feel pressured to have "fun" when in fact you would prefer to take things more slowly. Perhaps you...
Here We Go Again, in the Crazy World of Dinosaur Bob; at a Time When the Tube So Badly Needs Investment, the RMT Union's Latest Strike Action Makes Little Sense
Byline: Simon Jenkins TODAY'S Tube strike should be in the Natural History Museum. It is about little more than Bob Crow's machismo. Every year the boss of the Tube drivers' union feels an urge to remind Londoners that he is a big stud. While other...
Hoffman Victory Gives Pavin an Extra Option
Byline: Andrew Hodgson AMERICAN Charley Hoffman is dreaming of a remarkable call-up for the Ryder Cup after a staggering performance in the second of the FedEx Cup play-off events. The 33-year-old grabbed 11 birdies in a career-low 62 -- the...
I'm No Saint but I Know a Man Who Is; out in the City
Byline: Richard Dennen I WAS bored on Saturday afternoon. The Bogliones were having a huge, pre-credit crunch-style circus-themed bash at Petersham House later that night. Everyone I knew was going. Rumour on Notting Hill Gate was that they'd flown...
Intermediaries Are Killing the Goose; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton WHEN you see headlines saying that volatility and poor returns are killing the cult of equities, it probably means it is time to buy. When analysts in the largest investment banks are producing detailed reports along the...
Invensys on the Rise as Bid Gossip Sparks a Trading Frenzy; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin IS a predator circling Invensys? The engineering group was London's best-performing blue chip today amid whispers that a 350p-a-share bid could be on the horizon. The most likely suitors are General Electric and Swiss industrial...
It's Still Hard to Buy Upbeat Lines from Whizzy Ocado
Byline: Simon English THERE is a difference of opinion in the market." That's Ocado chief executive Tim Steiner today, palming away further claims that the company won't ever turn a profit. The trouble for Steiner and for fans of the whizzy,...
'IT'S TIME TO SHOW WE CAN WIN ON THE ROAD'; Skipper Gerrard Says England Have to Improve Their Dismal Away Record as He Backs Rooney's Selection for Swiss Clash
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent STEVEN GERRARD has urged his England team-mates to beat Switzerland tonight and prove they're not a soft touch away from home. England play in Basle on the back of securing a record 11th consecutive...
London Is Beating This Tube Strike
LONDON is getting to work today despite the Tube strike -- by bus, by bike, by boat, on foot, or indeed on the Tube. For while there has certainly been considerable disruption and inconvenience for commuters, this is far from the "paralysis" predicted...
Man 'Killed Girlfriend and Set House on Fire with Children Inside'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A BARMAN battered his girlfriend to death then set fire to their home with her two children asleep upstairs, the Old Bailey heard. Scott Lindsay, 27, smashed Natalie Correa over the head 15 times with...
Mervyn Must Turn on Printing Presses Now; Our New Economics Correspondent Warns Bank of England Needs to Inject More Cash to Avoid Double-Dip; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Byline: Russell Lynch THE economic alarm bells should be ringing loud and clear at the Bank of England this week. If the trio of depressing surveys from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is anything to go by, the case for rate-setters...
Met Will Talk to Cameron Aide over 'Hacking'
Byline: Justin Davenport and Joe Murphy SCOTLAND Yard will almost certainly interview one of David Cameron's senior aides over alleged phone-hacking, its senior investigator said today. Assistant commissioner John Yates said he expected to meet...
Minister Rules out All-Day Runway Noise from Heathrow
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent HUNDREDS of thousands of Londoners were today spared having their lives blighted by planes flying over their homes for most of the day. Aviation minister Theresa Villiers ruled out allowing...
Minister Rules out Heathrow All-Day Noise
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent HUNDREDS of thousands of Londoners were today spared having their lives blighted by planes flying over their homes for most of the day. Aviation minister Theresa Villiers ruled out allowing...
'Nation of Dropouts' Warning as UK Plunges in Education League
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent BRITAIN is at risk of producing a generation of dropouts, education experts warned today. New figures show a dramatic drop in graduation rates, with east European countries now ahead of the UK. The report...
Neighbours' Fury as Vera Sings Again (and Again ...)
Byline: Emma Rowley NEIGHBOURS living next to an Age Concern centre say the charity has made itself a noise nuisance by blasting out wartime songs. Songs by Dame Vera Lynn and others are played "over and over again" along with wartime speeches...
NY Times Won't Give Bugging Evidence to Met
Byline: Justin Davenport and Joe Murphy THE New York Times today refused to hand over evidence on the phone-tapping scandal to Scotland Yard. The US paper, which broke the latest claims about alleged illegal news gathering at the News of the...
[Pounds Sterling]50m Refit for Woolwich Barracks; Georgian HQ Is Now a Home Fit for Heroes
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent THEY are the rebuilt homes for heroes that have saved London's grandest Army barracks from being sold off for development. Woolwich Barracks will be officially reopened tomorrow after a [pounds sterling]50...
Protesters Plot to Spoil Blair's Book Party
Byline: Felix Allen ANTI-WAR protesters are planning to disrupt a party to celebrate the launch of Tony Blair's memoirs at the Tate Modern gallery tomorrow evening. The former prime minister has already pulled out of a book signing planned for...
Rain Will Make It Hard to Beat the Spread
THE forecast of heavy rain at Doncaster could not be better news for Darryl Holland, who rides Ted Spread in Saturday's St Leger, writes Simon Milham. Twelve runners have been declared for the final English Classic of the season, headed by hot favourite...
Room to Improve; in the Present Market, Acquiring a New Skill or Updating an Old One Can Make a Difference to Your Job Prospects, Says Sarah Richardson
Byline: Sarah Richardson WHEN Elizabeth Field first came over to the UK from New Zealand on an ancestral visa in 2006, she worked as a self-employed live-in carer for elderly people, helping to them to remain living in their own homes. "It was...
Saatchi Gallery Halts Talks over Gift of [Pounds Sterling]25m Art to the Nation
Byline: Terry Kirby MILLIONS of pounds' worth of important works by artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst could go abroad if a deal with Charles Saatchi to donate them to the nation falls through, it was claimed today. The reclusive art...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 With the ideas planet Mercury retrograde until the end of the week, what seems straightforward isn't necessarily reliable. Obviously this won't apply to everything. The trick, therefore,...
STRIKES WON'T BEAT US; LONDONERS USE BIKES, BUSES ... AND SCOOTERS TO BATTLE TO WORK; They Took to Bikes, Buses and Boats to Beat the Tube Strike; 40% of Trains Said to Be Running but 100 out of 275 Stations Are Shut
Byline: Reporting team: Dick Murray, Mark Prigg, Mark Blunden, Genevieve Roberts, Peter Dominiczak, Miranda Bryant LONDONERS this afternoon used every means of transport available to try to beat the Tube strike. Hundreds of thousands of commuters...
STRIKES WON'T BEAT US; LONDONERS USE BIKES, BUSES ... AND SCOOTERS TO BATTLE TO WORK; They Took to Bikes, Buses and Boats to Beat the Tube Strike; Transport Chiefs Claim 40 per Cent of Underground Was Working
Byline: Dick Murray and Mark Prigg LONDONERS today used every means of transport possible to try to beat the Tube strike. Hundreds of thousands of commuters took to their bikes, buses, cars and even scooters. One man said he would catch three...
The Chance to Repair Those Battered Reputations; after All the Bad Publicity and a Futher Fall from Grace, England Are in Urgent Need of a Second European Championship Victory Tonight. James Olley Reports from Basle
Byline: James Olley ENGLAND travel to a place where countries come together tonight hoping their talismanic forward can rediscover his best form to help beat supposedly inferior opposition on the way to bigger things. Sound familiar? At the World...
The Chance to Repair Those Battered Reputations; after All the Bad Publicity and a Futher Fall from Grace, England Are in Urgent Need of a Second European Championship Victory Tonight. James Olley Reports from Basle
Byline: James Olley ENGLAND travel to a place where countries come together tonight hoping their talismanic forward can rediscover his best form to help beat supposedly inferior opposition on the way to bigger things. Sound familiar? At the World...
Tough, but Taxpayers Shouldn't Compensate Equitable Life Victims
HOW much compensation should the rest of us pay to the victims of the Equitable Life scandal? Estimates range between nothing (harsh, I'd say) and the [pounds sterling]5 billion that policyholders of the failed insurer claim they lost. The most recent...
Travellers' Tube Strike Tales
ON MY way to catch my 7:10 Overground train this morning at Clapham Junction, we were told at the bottom of the stairs that we weren't allowed on the platform and were directed to the top entrance, where we were corralled like cattle. The station staff...
TV Choice
Byline: JANE SHILLING' EDDIE WARING: MR RUGBY LEAGUE 9PM, BBC4 Even those of us who are hazy about the difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union (back in the 19th century, Union was for soft Southerners, League was for Northern hard men) have...
WHAT'S CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT SAYING WHAT I SEE? with His Adaptation of House of Games and a Play about Irish-Americans and the IRA about to Open, Writer Richard Bean Talks to Veronica Lee about His Fascination with Inconvenient Truths
Byline: Veronica Lee DAVID MAMET and Richard Bean sounds like a match made in heaven. The American playwright, whose film House of Games Bean has adapted for the Almeida stage, is no stranger to controversy; while Bean made the national news last...
WHISTLES OF DELIGHT ALL ROUND; with a Revamped Store Launching in Westfield, Jane Shepherdson's High Street Chain, Beloved of the Fashion Pack, Continues to Be a Cut Above
Byline: Karen Dacre WHILE fashion folk have long been happy to shop on the British high street, it's rare that they take one of its shops to their heart. At least such was the case before 2008 when Jane Shepherdson bought Whistles. Arriving at the...
Win a Gourmet Escape for Two; Codeword
Courtesy of Buyagift.com, the UK's leading gift experience provider, experience the fantastic combination of fine dining and ultimate relaxation with a gourmet break hotel voucher. This gift voucher gives you and your guest the chance to choose from...
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