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Articles from November 5, 2002

A Friend Indeed; Having a 'Buddy' to Help Means Students with Disabilities No Longer Need to Hesitate about Going to University ;Teaching
Byline: LIZ BESTIC GOING to university can be a daunting experience. Finding your way around campus, starting a course as well as making new friends can scare off even the most academically minded student. But imagine what it is like for those with...
'Alcohol Biggest Threat to Clubbers'
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN THE biggest threat to clubbers in the UK is not drugs but alcohol, according to new research published today. Around 15.7 million people a year go clubbing in the UK, with up to one million going to nightclubs each weekend....
A New Brand of Fear; Ruthless, Extremely Violent and Accused of the Plot to Kidnap Victoria Beckham, Albanian Gangsters Are Now the Fastest Growing Crime Threat in the Capital
Byline: STEVE BOGGAN WHEN Nadia had finally had enough of being used, abused, sold for sex and brutalised day after day, she decided to stand up to her Albanian pimp - a man who saw her less as a human being than as a simple lucrative investment....
Archbishop Attacks War on Iraq
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN AN ATTACK on Iraq by the West would amount to little more than "colonialism", driven by a desire to secure oil supplies, the next Archbishop of Canterbury claimed today. In his most outspoken statement yet, Dr Rowan Williams...
Are These the Nasty Nine Saboteurs?
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY HE CALLED them saboteurs - the "small group of colleagues" who are trying "to undermine" Iain Duncan Smith's leadership. Today the Evening Standard identifies the "nasty nine" Tories who have faced charges that they,...
BA Is Back on Course but Keeps Divi on Hold
Byline: ROBERT LEA BRITISH Airways is firmly back in the black after last year's annus horribilis but the flag carrier, by declining to reinstate the dividend, remains cautious about its prospects. Chief executive Rod Eddington, who has been...
Berlin Take Note: Even Sir Simon Can Be Rattled; the Arts
Byline: BRIAN HUNT CLASSICAL Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Rattle I HAVE worrying news for the Berlin Philharmonic. Contrary to received opinion, their new music director, Sir Simon Rattle, is not God. He was unable to prevent the...
Birt Takes a BBC Bashing; 'He Emerged as Something of a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma'
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH TO most people, the letters ITA stand for the now-defunct Independent Television Authority, but back in the 1960s, i.t.a. was also the abbreviation for the educational linguist's answer to the drug Thalidomide, the Initial...
Blue-Sky Thinking on Prices; Major Airlines Have Adopted the Same Flexibility as No-Frills Carriers;business Travel
Byline: BEVERLEY FEARIS MAINSTREAM airlines are finally winning back bookings from cost- conscious business travellers after deciding that it was time to play their low-cost rivals at their own game. British Airways, bmi British Midland and other...
BOYCOTT OF MISS WORLD; Nine Girls Quit Contest in Protest at Host Nation's Plan to Stone 'Adulteress'
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY THE Miss World contest is in turmoil today after a boycott by nine finalists, the Evening Standard can reveal. Contestants are protesting over host country Nigeria's threat to stone a woman to death. The boycott is going...
BP Shaking off the Damage Fromquake; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK BP WAS today shrugging off the ill-effects of a big sell-off in its shares before the close of business last night, prompted by fears of yet another possible downgrading of its growth targets. The shares rallied 4p to 4151/2p,...
BP Still Wobbly after Alaska Quake Shock; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK BP CONTINUED to reel from the ill-effects of a big sell-off in its shares before the close of business last night, prompted by fears of yet another possible downgrading of its growth targets. An early rally was soon wiped...
Bush Poised to Gain a Licence for War with Mid-Term Victory
Byline: JEREMY CAMPBELL By Jeremy Campbell in Washington PRESIDENT BUSH is today poised to win control of the US Congress, handing him almost unlimited licence to wage war on Iraq. As Americans vote in today's midterm elections, hopes of an...
Cambridge Row over US Firm Cash
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN CAMBRIDGE University is under pressure to return a $4 million (pound sterling2.6 million) donation to fund a professorship in boardroom ethics from US conglomerate Tyco International and its disgraced former boss, " shower...
Child That Spells Death for Mother; Amina Will Be Stoned to Death Once Her Baby Is Weaned Unless She Wins a Pardon in Nigeria, Host of This Year's Miss World Contest
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY AMINA LAWAL carries at her breast a constant reminder of her impending death. With each day that her baby daughter grows bigger, the Nigerian mother takes another step towards a brutal fate that the outside world cannot comprehend....
Crusade for a Safer London; the Father of Murdered Estate Agent Tim Robinson Says Political Correctness and Legal Trickery Are Hampering the Fight against Crime
Byline: KEN ROBINSON THE tragic and senseless murder of Tim Robinson, my son, contributed to unprecedented public outrage at the number of muggings, mobile phone thefts and car-jackings which have made daily life unsafe in London and throughout...
Damien: I Did It for Jason; Cup Jockey Dedicates Win to His Dead Brother ; Media Puzzle Wins Melbourne Cup for Irish
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM AUSTRALIA's greatest race fell to Europe for only the second time in its history during the early hours of this morning when Media Puzzle powered home clear of Mr Prudent to land the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. It was...
Dancers Do the Harlem Shuffle; the Arts
Byline: JUDITH FLANDERS DANCE Dance Theater of Harlem/Mixed Bill Sadler's Wells, EC1 THE Dance Theater of Harlem is back after nearly 15 years: and what riches we have been missing. In their first programme are two pieces new to London, and...
Dare You Take the Restaurant Calorie Count?; as Restaurants Are Called upon to List the Calories of Their Dishes
Byline: VICTORIA YOUNG IF new legislation by the Food Standards Agency goes ahead, every restaurant and fast-food outlet will be forced to list the calorie content of the entire menu, no doubt ruining the pleasure of dining out in the first place....
DVT Victims Launch Bid to Claim Billions from Airlines
Byline: ED HARRIS THE human cost of DVT was spelled out to the High Court today as air travellers launched a compensation action that could cost airlines billions of pounds. Lawyers for the 56 claimants say hundreds of others are awaiting the...
England Must Offer Hungry Warne Only Slim Pickings; the Battle for the Ashes
Byline: DAVID LLOYD THEY can cut through the hype and put talk of 'mystery' deliveries, new and old, into proper perspective. But unless England manage to blunt the threat posed by Shane Warne, only the timing of an eighth consecutive Ashes series...
Every Year Has Its Silver Linings; Stylish Hotels on a Budget, Cheaper Air Fares - There Are Attractive New Initiatives Aplenty Post-11 September; Business Travel
Byline: GILLIAN UPTON Upbeat about downgrades British budget hotels have really improved. No doorman or multiple watering holes, admittedly, but you'll get the basics: comfortable bed, desk and plug for laptop, dual-line phone, interactive TV...
Father of Murdered Tim Calls for Us All to Join Fight on Crime
Byline: DAVID TAYLOR THE father of murder victim Tim Robinson today sets out a passionate personal agenda for a safer society. Writing in today's Evening Standard, Ken Robinson calls for sweeping reforms to the justice system, better support...
Firefighters, Not Firestrikers
THE FIRE Brigades Union, in suspending its 48-hour strike scheduled to start tomorrow, portrays itself as being brave and responsible by holding back angry hordes of firefighters who clamoured to take industrial action in pursuit of a 39 per cent pay...
Gentle Geoff Fails to Live Up to TV Billing; the Atrs
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU COMEDY Marion and Geoff New Ambassadors Theatre ROB BRYDON is best known as the star of BBC2's cult monologue Marion and Geoff. Each week Brydon played Keith Barret, who cheerily addressed his digital camera as he cruised...
How to Get More Travel for Less Money; Business Travel; Great Deals That Could Slash the Cost of Flying the Company Flag at Home and Abroad
Byline: GILLIAN UPTON Airline Network (0500 747757/ www.netflights.com) has bargain business-class fares to Chicago between 1 January and 31 March on Alitalia via Milan for pound sterling1,487, to Los Angeles direct until 1 8 December on United...
How We Brought Aztec Gold to the West End; It's the Biggest Display of Mexican Treasures Ever Seen Abroad - and Could Beat King Tut at the Turnstiles
Byline: TOM PHILLIPS THE Aztecs are coming," shouts the pre-publicity for the Royal Academy's major winter exhibition. Also arriving, to perform the opening ceremony, is the president of Mexico, Tony Blair's flamboyant friend Vicente Fox. The...
Hussain's Anger; Nasser Backs Flintoff in Face of Taunts from Aussies
Byline: DAVID LLOYD NASSER HUSSAIN almost lost his cool today as he was grilled over Andrew Flintoff 's record for England. The England captain faced the Australian media in the run-up to the First Ashes Test in Brisbane on Thursday. Given...
I'd Choose a Happy Marriage over My Career, Says Nicole
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON NICOLE KIDMAN has revealed that she has regrets over splitting from Tom Cruise and that, given the chance, she would choose a happy marriage over her career. The Moulin Rouge star says the reasons for the break-up of her...
I Did It for Jason, Says Cup Winner; Irish Horse Triumphs in Big Melbourne Race; Tearful Damien Dedicates His Win to Brother Killed in Fall
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM MEDIA PUZZLE landed an emotional triumph for Australian champion jockey Damien Oliver, Irish trainer Dermot Weld and owner Dr Michael Smurfit, in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington today. The five-year-old was giving Weld...
IDS in Crisis Talks as Storm over Tory Leadership Deepens; Shadow Cabinet 'Gang of Three' Blamed for Row on Adoption as Feuding Turns More Poisonous
Byline: CHARLES REISS IAIN DUNCAN SMITH suddenly pulled out of a public engagement in London today as an atmosphere of deepening crisis engulfed his leadership. The Conservative leader had been scheduled to appear at a media event in east London...
IDS: UNITE OR WE DIE; Tory Crisis Turns into Open War as Portillo Blasts Back at Leader
Byline: CHARLES REISS IAIN DUNCAN SMITH today delivered a dramatic and desperate appeal for unity - and promptly triggered a fresh explosion of anger inside his strife-torn party. In an extraordinary statement, the Tory leader publicly accused...
Inner-City Plan to House Asylum Seekers
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN THOUSANDS of asylum seekers will be housed in a new network of inner city accommodation centres, reports claimed today. Home Secretary David Blunkett is expected to set out his proposals as MPs debate moves to build big asylum...
Insurers Need Policy Change; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON DESCRIBING London's financial community 20 years ago, an American journalist wrote that the sound of the City was the sound of a thousand backs being scratched. It was not meant to be quite as pejorative as it sounded. ...
It's in Our Interest to Stop Cruel Carers
MAY I applaud Chris Millar's article about his investigation into the abusive treatment of the elderly in a so-called care home in Birmingham (My undercover diary of shame, 30 October). I found his experiences most disturbing and sad, but unfortunately...
James Is Fast Living Up to His Promise
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THE MEN mountains emerged battered and bruised from the dressing room at Kingsholm before James Simpson- Daniel popped out to say hello. Looking so impossibly slight and boyish in comparison, you had to pinch yourself that this...
Job Lot of Trouble at FA
Byline: DAVID THOMAS Job lot of trouble at FA WANTED: chief executive of the Football Association. Salary: not enough, whatever it is. Terms and conditions: humiliating and intolerable. Length of contract: until the Premiership chairmen next...
Kidnap Plot Won't Keep Beckham Out
Byline: PAUL THOMSON DAVID BECKHAM wants to captain Manchester United against Leicester in the Worthington Cup tonight - just 72 hours after he was informed about a plot to kidnap his family. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson gave his stand-in...
KPMG Emails 670 Staff to Say: You Have Been Made Redundant
Byline: PAUL ARMSTRONG Accounting giant KPMG has used its internal email to tell almost 670 members of staff they have been made redundant. The firm, one of the so-called big four global accounting groups, said it decided to notify staff by email...
Lamplugh 'Killer' Will Not Face Charges, Say Police
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT SCOTLAND YARD today named the man they believe murdered estate agent Suzy Lamplugh. In an unprecedented move a senior officer named convicted killer John Cannan as a suspect who has been interviewed twice in connection...
Lingerie Sales Gives M&S Figures [Pounds Sterling]287million Uplift
Byline: FIONA WALSH STRONG growth in lingerie sales has helped boost profits at Marks & Spencer, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, pushing its first half total up by nearly 30 per cent to pound sterling287 million. The results were ahead...
Majority of Londoners Face [Pounds Sterling]1,000 Council Tax Demand
Byline: ROSS LYDALL;ROSS LYDALL MORE than half of all Londoners face council tax bills of over pound sterling1,000 next year, the Evening Standard has learned. The rise - which is expected to affect taxpayers in 18 of the capital's 33 boroughs...
Making Time to Learn; Open & Distance Learning
Byline: SARAH RICHARDSON OPEN and distance-learning courses are opening up further and higher education to thousands of people who are unable to commit to fulltime programmes. IT training provider Computeach offers career-orientated IT courses...
Martin Chilton's Football Notebook
Byline: MARTIN CHILTON When Supermac was off target with Quinn TALES of Tony Adams's bed soiling and binge drinking dominated the coverage of Niall Quinn's autobiography (Headline, pound sterling17.99) but there was an interesting little tale...
Mayor Cuts Travel Fares for 200,000 Teenagers
Byline: ROSS LYDALL TUBE, bus and train fares for 200,000 teenagers in London are to be slashed from next year. Ken Livingstone is today announcing that he will proceed with plans to let 16-and 17-year-olds qualify for child fares from next April....
McCarthy Quits; Ireland Boss Leaves after Agreeing His Payoff Deal
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN MICK McCARTHY will tonight announce that he has quit as manager of the Republic of Ireland. The World Cup boss has flown to Dublin to meet with FAI officials and has agreed a severance package after six and a half years...
Mick Set to Quit; Ireland Boss in Dublin to Sort out His Payoff Deal
Byline: CATHAL DERVAN MICK McCARTHY will be offered the chance to end his reign as Republic of Ireland manager tonight. The World Cup boss has flown to Dublin to meet with FAI officials to discuss a severance package after six and a half years...
Mixed Messages Turn a Drama into a Crisis
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY Analysis By Anne McElvoy IAIN DUNCAN SMITH made his statement today because he was in a political crisis. When he finished speaking, he was in a bigger one. Here was a classic case of a man in a hole announcing that he...
My Father Saved Me by Spending Millions to Find a 'Cure' for Dyslexia; for the First Time, Susie Dore Speaks out about the Learning Disorder Which Drove Her to Attempt Suicide - Then Led to Her Family's Highly Controversial Quest for Treatment;health & Fitness
Byline: VICTORIA YOUNG SUSIE Dore was 24 the third time she attempted suicide. She assembled every pill she had in the house - a cocktail of paracetamol, aspirin and flu tablets - and washed the lot down with a bottle of wine. "I was so depressed,"...
National Gallery Could Lose 43 Masterpieces in Legal Wrangle
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THE National Gallery is to examine a threatened legal challenge that could see it lose 43 Renaissance masterpieces from its collection. Its director Dr Charles Saumarez Smith said today that the gallery would "be looking in...
New Thames Footbridge Is Hit by Cracks
Byline: COLIN FREEMAN FIRST they were called into the Millennium Bridge to remove its infamous wobbles. Now, just nine months later, workmen are on the brand new Hungerford Bridge to repair cracks. The pound sterling50 million twin footbridge,...
Prince Harry Is Voted Most Desirable Male but Where's William?
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON PRINCE HARRY has been crowned 2002's most dateable "stud" by society magazine Tatler. The magazine puts him in pole position - but his older brother, Prince William, hasn't even made the top 10. Harry's "Bad boy of...
Profit-Taking Hits BA after Numbers Boost; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK AN 11% year-on-year jump in passenger numbers at British Airways during October was the signal for City investors to take a profit. The shares were left nursing a fall of 15p at 1441/4p. The national carrier was anxious...
Proof of Paltrow's Progress, a Finalist in Our Theatre Awards
Byline: LUKE LEITCH SHE triumphed over Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep to scoop an Oscar. Now Gwyneth Paltrow is in the running for one of the biggest prizes in British theatre - the Evening Standard Theatre Award for best actress. Paltrow's...
Punch Chief Knocked out in a Boardroom Shuffle
Byline: SARAH MARKS PUNCH Taverns, the pubs business founded by Hugh Osmond, embarked on a curious game of musical chairs today, replacing the chief executive with the chairman as it unveiled its first results since floating in May. Stephen Lambert,...
Saga of Princess and the Heart Surgeon
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY PAUL BURRELL'S revelations include the claim that Princess Diana wanted to wed heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and even asked the butler to approach a priest to organise a secret ceremony. Diana considered Mr Khan "a soulmate"...
Secrets of the Celebrities' Bodies; Forget about Having to Resort to Plastic Surgery, There Are Easier and Cheaper Ways to Get Gisele's Thighs, Gwyneth's Neck and Britney's Waist ;Health & Fitness
Byline: JACQUI RIPLEY WE all have parts of our bodies we are not happy with - and in an ideal world we would all have legs like Naomi Campbell and a waist like Britney Spears. Now a new survey suggests we'd rather opt for plastic surgery than toil...
Shadow Cabinet Gang of Three Blamed for Tory Adoption Chaos
Byline: CHARLES REISS A NEW row today exploded in the Tory party over the so-called "gang of three" conservative hardliners blamed for the shambles over adoption rights. Furious Tory modernisers pointed the finger at shadow chancellor Michael...
Shayler Gets Six Months for Stealing MI5 Secrets
Byline: PAUL CHESTON RENEGADE MI5 agent David Shayler was jailed for six months at the Old Bailey today and condemned for his "blinkered arrogance" in disclosing MI5 secrets. Mr Justice Moses told Shayler he took into account the three and a...
Shock Ken Challenge Will Delay Tube PPP to 2006
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE today announced that he intends to fight the Government's Tube improvement plans all the way to the European Courts. This means it could be 2006 - three more years than had been expected - before passengers...
Spencer Fury over Burrell's [Pounds Sterling]500,000 'Betrayal'of Diana
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON;HUGH DOUGHERTY ANGER is mounting within Princess Diana's family over Paul Burrell's "betrayal" of her secrets for a reputed pound sterling500,000. Earl Spencer is "furious" that the former butler has abandoned his promise...
The Dangers in Your Mattress; as New Evidence Exposes the Perils of Old Bedding, We Reveal What Lurks under Your Sheets;health & Fitness
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS FOR most people, the state of their mattress is the last thing they think about as they drop off to sleep. But recent news that babies who routinely sleep on a second-hand mattress may be at increased risk of cot death is...
The Day I Woke Up Blind in One Eye; Overnight, Healthy Teen Harriet Innes Lost Her Sight. the Search for a Cause and a Cure Has Left Her and the Doctors Baffled ;Health & Fitness
Byline: YVONNE ROBERTS HARRIET Innes put on her makeup one mor ning thre e months ago, and closed her right eye as she applied some finishing touches. But instead of viewing her reflection in the mirror with the left, there was "nothingness". ...
The History Man; the New Saatchi Gallery on the South Bank Is Starting to Look like a Monument to the 1990s, Not the Cutting Edge of Now
Byline: ANDREW RENTON SO Charles Saatchi has paid pound sterling1 million for Jake and Dinos Chapman's Works from the Chapman Family Collection as the novelty at the heart of his forthcoming County Hall gallery. No surprises there. No other British...
The Race to Succeed Adam Crozier; FA Need Man Who Can Unite the game;Why Brooking's the One for Me ;
Byline: MICHAEL HART FA need man who can unite the game THE Football Association board meet next Monday to begin the process of replacing Adam Crozier as chief executive. They must decide whether to advertise the job, hire head hunters to handle...
Tokyo Chips Sizzling despite the Gloom; MARKET REPORT
Byline: RAY HEATH IN A bid to successfully relaunch the stalled listing of shares of China Telecom in New York and Hong Kong, the size of the issue has been more than halved. After failing to get the listing off the ground last week, advisers...
Trevor May Be a Masked Man
Byline: KEN DYER;ADRIAN CURTIS WEST HAM were today exploring the possibility of their England midfield star Trevor Sinclair wearing a mask to protect him from further serious injury. Sinclair underwent an operation on a fractured cheekbone yesterday...
Valiant Performance, but a Plague on Both the Music and Lyrics
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Romeo And Juliet The Musical The Piccadilly LAST night one of my theatrical nightmares came true. They turned a Shakespeare tragedy into a dire musical, a sort of soft rock affair, so soft there was more mush than...
Wenger Claims He Did Give to Charity
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger reacted angrily this afternoon to suggestions-that he had refused to release his French international players for a charity game in France. The match was staged in the south of the country last...
Why Size Does Not Matter Whatever the Motor Industry Might Think
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL TO the urban souls of men, autumn is less the season of mellow fruitfulness than of new motor cars in Paris, London and, this year, in Birmingham. Freud attributed man's passion for the car to erection fantasies and sceptical...
Why Sound Finance Is So Crucial; Pay Attention! ;Teaching
Pay attention! DETAILS of the Government's strategy for higher education in England have been postponed - yet again - until January. This is so that the new Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, has time to consider the many issues facing our universities....
Winona 'Stole from Store for the Thrill of It'
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON WINONA RYDER stole pound sterling4,000 of designer clothes "for the sheer thrill of it", a Beverly Hills court was told. The prosecution in the shoplifting trial summed up the Hollywood actress's spree in one sentence:...
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