The Evening Standard (London, England)

A newspaper and online news service based in London. Features up-to-the-minute political, entertainment, fashion, sports, and business news alongside editorial commentary and interactive discussion.

Articles from May 14, 2003

50 Reasons to Enjoy London
THERE HAS never been a better time to be in London. Dr Johnson's dictum that a man who is tired of London is tired of life is no longer sufficient. We believe that anyone who has not lived in or visited London in the early 21st century simply has not...
Abbey Honour for Surviving Battle Heroes; QUEEN TO ATTEND UNVEILING OF VICTORIA AND GEORGE CROSS HOLDERS' MEMORIAL
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN THEY are the bravest of the brave. The dwindling band of those who have been awarded the Victoria Cross and George Cross will today gather in Westminster Abbey to unveil the first memorial dedicated to holders of the medals....
A Best Seller That Needs More Readers
Byline: ANDREW NEIL LAST year Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore made a brave and bold decision: his sales figures would be purged of bulks, even though that would mean circulation falling below the symbolic one million mark for the first time...
Advice to Make Mums Feel Worse
Byline: ALLISON PEARSON BABIES should be breastfed until they're six months old, according to the latest Make Mums Feel Worse bulletin from the Department of Health. Who are the people who come up with this stuff ? Have they ever tried to combine...
A Week Away for Life; Holiday COMPETITION: WIN a Week's Holiday Every Year for the Rest of Your Life amid Stunning Scenery at One of Five UK Luxury Resorts
WE HAVE a luxury UK holiday home waiting to be won by one lucky Evening Standard reader, for one week a year for life. We are offering the chance to win a dream holiday, in one of five fabulous UK holiday resorts. Pick the location of your choice...
Axed Chesterton Pair Launch Battle for [Pounds Sterling]1m Share Options Payout
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER A [pounds sterling]1 MILLION payoff battle is under way between the chairman of struggling Mayfair-based estate agency Chesterton International and sacked executive directors Neil List and Mike Backs. Respectively former...
Bargain Bulletin
Byline: JEREMY SKIDMORE BARGAIN BULLETIN THE end of hostilities in Iraq has led to a rush of holiday bookings from people who now feel more comfortable about planning their trips abroad. Travel agencies, which were almost empty during April...
Bin Laden Men Open Up a New Front in Jihad against the US; WAR ON TERROR: ANALYSIS
Byline: ROBERT FOX THE devastating Riyadh bomb attack indicates that al Qaeda-inspired terrorism is now in a new and more complex phase. The multiple attacks across the Saudi capital yesterday required elaborate planning, on a scale not seen...
Body in Sea near Tel Aviv 'Is Briton Who Failed in Suicide Bombing at Bar'
Byline: ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM;GRAEME CULLIFORD;SA'ID GHAZALI THE BODY of the suspected British suicide bomber whose friend blew himself up outside a crowded Tel Aviv bar is thought to have been found in the sea close to the scene of the outrage. ...
Boss Denies Funeral Day Phone Call to Sex Claim Banker
Byline: RICHARD ALLEN A TOP City banker today denied phoning a woman colleague, whom he is accused of sexually harassing, on the day of her father's funeral to urge her to return to work. Carina Coleman, 30, had returned to her native Ireland...
Briton among the Dead in Saudi Bomb Attack; WAR ON TERROR: RIYADH BLAST LINKED TO 19 SUSPECTS WHO FLED POLICE RAID
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU;HURIA CHOUDHARI;JEREMY CAMPBELL ONE Briton was among the victims of the al Qaeda bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia, it was announced today. An Irish national was also killed, Saudi authorities said, as the death toll from...
Britons Prepare to Flee amid Fear of New Attack; WAR ON TERROR: SAUDI BOMBING LINKED TO 19 SUSPECTS WHO FLED POLICE RAID
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU;HURIA CHOUDHARI;JEREMY CAMPBELL THOUSANDS of British workers are today preparing to flee Saudi Arabia amid growing fears of further attacks from al Qaeda terrorists. The Government issued a strong warning to the 30,000...
Buying Munich; with a Series of Chequebook Swoops More Akin to Football Than Music, German Orchestras Are Vying to Win Supremacy. They Should Play the British Way
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT THE city of Munich has been flashing its cash again. For the second time in a decade it has been out buying the hottest forward line-up in the league. Last time round, in the mid-1990s, it signed Lorin Maazel for $3 million...
Celebrity Fright Club; the Scariest Things in Get Me out of Here Were the Female Contestants. One Writer on Why No Makeup Makes Mingers of Us All
Byline: LIZ JONES SITTING on the sofa in front of I'm A Celebrity these past few nights, I couldn't help but be transfixed by the rapid deterioration of the women. It was like watching a time lapse sequence on a natural history programme. ...
Clare Short Plans Book to Reveal 'Major Deficiencies' in the Blair Government
Byline: CHARLES REISS CLARE SHORT is to tell the inside story of her six years in Tony Blair's Government in a move which threatens heavy new embarrassment for the Prime Minister and his inner circle. The former International Development Secretary...
Coming Up Roses; DESIGN NEWS
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL Diary dates Get cooking: Divertimenti's summer 2003 cookery classes include River Cafe Made Easy with Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray (21 May), a pasta workshop with spag virtuoso Valentina Harris (5 June), Vietnamese tuck introduced...
Counting Family Values; Homes & Property Lawyer Henry Stuart Answers Londoners' Queries
Byline: HENRY STUART Q: My wife and I have been married for 12 years, but I am considering leaving her as I have recently met someone else. I would want my wife to care for our two children, who are four and eight, as I think they would be better...
Diary of an Estate Agent; Real Life: Stretching the Truth on a Pair of Dingy Flats and a [Pounds Sterling]750,000 Ex-Brothel Proves a Hit with a Boozy Couple in Pimlico
Byline: REX CHALMERS Monday Was timidly overtaking stationary traffic on my motorbike, when a car up ahead suddenly made a U-turn. Luckily I was going slowly, but still came off and slid along the road on my back. Bike scratched, me shaken....
'Disloyal' Defoe Feels Fans' Fury
Byline: PAUL FIELDER 'Disloyal' Defoe feels fans' fury WEST HAM fans have condemned Jermain Defoe for putting in a transfer request less than 24 hours after the club was relegated. Hammers internet forums, such as Knees Up Mother Brown and...
Does My Bum Look Good in These?
Byline: MOLLY GUNN Does my bum look good in these? Jeans shopping can be a nightmare. We search for the best way to find the perfect fit for your shape by Molly Gunn JEANS are the hardest things to buy. Hours spent in changing rooms with a...
Double Exposure
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER Save money and use space wisely with multipurpose furniture. It looks as good in or outdoors. Barbara Chandler meets the clever designers DESIGN today is as much a matter for outside as in, and London's furnishing...
EAST END GANGSTER SHOT DEAD IN HIS CAR; 'Scrap Dealer' Linked to Brink's-Mat
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;NIGEL ROSSER AN EAST END mobster linked to the Brink's-Mat robbery has been shot dead in an apparent gangland attack. George Francis, a wealthy scrap metal dealer, was found slumped in a car in Bermondsey shortly after...
Echo of 1980s Insanity in Store; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT IS all Philip Green's fault He bought Bhs for a knockdown price, slashed costs, revolutionised the buying and transformed the business. Having made the fastest billion on retailing record, he swooped on Arcadia before anyone...
Elite Forces Kill Fanatics in Fight to Free Hostages; WAR ON TERROR: IN ALGERIA, NINE ISLAMIC MILITANTS DIE IN DESERT GUN BATTLE
Byline: COLIN ADAMSON;ALLAN HALL FOR months they were held captive in the Sahara desert but today, after a fierce battle, they are free. Seventeen hostages - 10 Austrians, six Germans and a Swede - were released by special forces and are "safe...
Embrace Your Outer Space; New Homes: New-Home Buyers Want outside Space They Can Use All Year. David Spittles Finds Terraces, Courtyards and Garden Squares
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES MORE and more homebuyers are reaching the conclusion that carefully designed outside spaces are as important as crafted interiors. Gardens and terraces are now seen as valuable extensions of the home proper, too important...
Family Life Down on the Farm; Rural Life: Brave Londoners Are Rebuilding Britain's Dilapidated Farmhouses and Turning Them into Glorious Country Homes, Discovers Jane Barry
Byline: JANE BARRY ONLY the outer walls and gable ends remain standing; the roof fell in long ago causing the interior floors and walls to collapse like a stack of cards. Now, what is left is riddled with damp. It sounds like a lost cause, yet this...
Fantasy, Fidelity and a Crisis of Faith
Byline: MARK COOK Patching Havoc Latchmere, SW11 YOU don't have to be Jewish to appreciate Samantha Ellis's new play, but it might help you understand fully the central relationship between north Londoner Esther and Jake, the seemingly nice Jewish...
Fees to Windup BCCI Top [Pounds Sterling]435m in Britain
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING ACCOUNTANTS, lawyers, estate agents and others working on the BCCI liquidation have taken a breathtaking $697 million ([pounds sterling]435 million) in fees and expenses in the UK alone, it was admitted today. The extraordinary...
FirstGroup Battles on for Liverpool St Routes
Byline: ROBERT LEA TRAINS operator FirstGroup said today it believes it has not yet lost its money-spinning London commuter train route into Liverpool Street, as chief executive Moir Lockhead revealed talks with the Strategic Rail Authority have...
Gatting Blast for Tufnell Decision; CRICKET ROW
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLISH cricket was accused by Mike Gatting today of being "somewhat hypocritical" for planning to cash in on Phil Tufnell's appeal as a nationwide celebrity - and conveniently overlook his days as the bad boy of the game. ...
Green-Finger Guarantee
Byline: LORNA BOURKE House insurance should not end at the back door. Horticultural homeowners could lose out if valuable garden items are not included in their policy, writes Lorna Bourke YOU can hardly turn on the television without seeing...
Grills, Chophouses and Trolleys Still Rolling
Byline: FAY MASCHLER GRILLS, CHOPHOUSES AND TROLLEYS STILL ROLLING SIMPSON'S TAVERN, 38 Cornhill, EC3 (020 7626 9985) [pounds sterling]25. Founded in 1757, this bastion of male meat-eating only admitted women in 1916. The fair sex are still...
Henman: I'll Prove to the Critics I'm Not Finished
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HENMAN, the housewives' choice to win Wimbledon and allround nice chap, hardly fits the role of vitriolic sporting firebrand. While Sir Alex Ferguson, Roy Keane, Colin Montgomerie and Nasser Hussain have been known to bite...
How Spitting Image Saved 'Rebel' Chris
Byline: IAN CHADBAND SHOULD a bald, nomadic, one-paced, onefooted footballer with a dodgy knee lift the FA Cup for Southampton in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, it would take the most one-eyed Gooner to begrudge Chris Marsden his moment in...
Hussain Needs His Pinup Paceman; Anderson Has Eyes on Home Debut
Byline: DAVID LLOYD IT WAS the moment when Nasser Hussain knew England had unearthed a new fast bowler. "You're the man!" he bellowed into the ear of a boyish-looking youngster who had just dismissed one of the world's most dangerous openers....
Independents' Day; Are Internet Holidays Really Such a Bargain? the Answer Is Yes - but Only If You Can Get Your Timing Right
Byline: JANE HAYWARD Are internet holidays really such a bargain? The answer is yes - but only if you can get your timing right ACCORDING to a report yesterday, the package holiday is in decline as, increasingly, we book discount rooms and flights...
In the Air; MEDIA
.work, ever. The only visual stuff the sarcastic Aussie will in future do will be on the web. Otherwise he intends to concentrate on music and poetry - stand by for a volume of James's ditties this autumn. "I have left TV now and don't miss it -...
It's a Curtain Raiser; Commercial: The Hackney Empire Went from Being One of the World's Premier Theatres to a Bingo Hall. Now It Has Been Restored to Glory, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES DOZENS of theatrical greats have trodden the boards at Hackney Empire, but bingo was its saviour. The legendary theatre reopens this summer after a [pounds sterling]15 million restoration project that has returned the building...
It's a Plum Job
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Cofounder of Crocus Peter Clay says red rich and deep purple flowers are this season's must haves. He gives Pattie Barron his personal best for London gardens PLANTS featured at Chelsea have to be show stoppers, without...
London Pride; Totally London: Chance to Rediscover Our Great City with a Month of Discounts
Byline: ROSS LYDALL A MONTH-LONG promotion is being launched in the capital today, featuring special offers for some of the world's greatest tourist attractions, including the Tower of London, Madame Tussaud's and London Zoo. The city's restaurants,...
Major Quits over 'Affairs with 3 Women at Once'; CLAIMS OF LIAISONS FORCE CAVALRY OFFICER TO RESIGN COMMISSION
Byline: NILUFER ATIK AN ARMY major has resigned his commission after being accused of having simultaneous affairs with three women soldiers. The officer, who was tipped to take command of the King's Royal Hussars, has quit after it emerged he...
Make the Quays Move
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES The arrival of two Jubilee line stations has opened people's eyes to the potential of areas of Docklands previously overlooked, says David Spittles SURREY Quays has struggled to acquire the status of other Docklands quarters...
Massacred by Saddam; WAR ON TERROR: DESPERATE HUNT BY FAMILIES AT SITE OF MASS GRAVES
Byline: RONAN MCGREEVY GRAVES containing as many as 15,000 bodies have been uncovered near the site of ancient Babylon in central Iraq. The Iraqi National Congress says the discovery around the city of Hillah is the most shocking evidence yet...
Match of Today
A CLEAR win here for Mr Straw as it emerged that he is to regain full control of the highly sensitive plans for the development of the European Union. Some had wondered why the Welsh Secretary was overseeing Britain's role in the Convention setting...
Meet the Experts; Homes & Property's Summer Series of Talks Will Help Turn Your Dream Building Project into Reality, Says Fay Sweet
Byline: FAY SWEET IF YOU want to extend or remodel your home, or build a new place from scratch for that matter, Homes & Property can help you this summer. We have got together with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to host...
Minnows Make a New Splash as Dealers Wade in; City Trader
Byline: ANGUS MCCRONE TRAVELLING backwards in time is supposed to be outlawed by Einstein's Theory of Relativity. However, in a few corners of the British stock market, it is possible to feel that you have been transported back to the heady days...
My Mother Clare Was Right to Go; as the Government Grows Increasingly Highhanded, Tony Blair Risks the Same Fate as Margaret Thatcher, Says Clare Short's Son
Byline: TOBY GRAHAM UNTIL the day before yesterday, Clare Short - my mother - had held the same job, either in the Cabinet or as a shadow minister, for all the time I have known her. This isn't as long as it sounds; as was well publicised, we were...
National Express Looks for Exit from Eurostar
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE crisis at heavily lossmaking Eurostar worsened today as National Express, one of its major backers, said it wants to pull out. Quizzed on National Express's commitment to Eurostar, which is currently going through a complex...
NEW HOPE ON TRANSPLANTS; EXCLUSIVE: Pioneering Surgery on Boy Could Remove Need for Liver Swap Operations
Byline: TIM RIDER A TODDLER has become the first patient to undergo revolutionary treatment which could make liver transplants a thing of the past. Eighteen-month-old Laurie Robinson had four weeks to live unless he had a transplant. But he...
One-Woman Show Evokes a Dark Vision of the Modern World
Byline: RACHEL HALLIBURTON Unsuspecting Susan King's Head, N1 CELIA Imrie has made a career out of sounding as if she would be the perfect addition to a vicarage tea-party, though the heretical spark in her eye implies she would be more than...
OOPS! Making an Unscheduled Stop, the No19 Bus That Crashed into a Front Room
Byline: ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM IT was like a scene from a particularly vivid nightmare. When Karen Richmond got a telephone call informing her that a bus was parked in her flat, she could not believe what she was hearing. But there was no mistaking...
Parker Attracts Spurs Attention
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS;LEO SPALL TOTTENHAM were today linked with a [pounds sterling]1 million bid for Scott Parker. The Charlton midfielder, a boyhood Spurs fan, enjoyed a fine season at The Valley ending-with a full England call-up and Glenn...
Perils of Typical Bloody Woman
Byline: ALLISON PEARSON SO Clare Short resigns. About time, too. Flouncing around and getting the kudos for taking the moral high ground while not suffering any loss of privileges, then changing your mind again while the ink is still drying...
[Pounds Sterling]4m BBC Brainstorm; Dyke Sends His Top Television Executives on a Leadership Course to Teach Them How to Be Better Managers
Byline: JESSICA HODGSON BBC CHIEF Greg Dyke is to spend up to [pounds sterling]4 million of licence fee money sending his top executives on leadership courses as part of a project he has named The Big Brainstorm. Mr Dyke, who pledged to put programmes...
[Pounds Sterling]80 On-the-Spot Fines for Yobs and Drunks as Police Are Given Extra Powers
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY;JUSTIN DAVENPORT POLICE are to be given powers to issue on-the-spot fines of up to [pounds sterling]80 for drunken and yobbish behaviour, Home Secretary David Blunkett announced today. Every officer in England and Wales...
Rangers Must Keep Cool like Beckham
Byline: MATT HUGHES IAN HOLLOWAY has told his players to follow the example of David Beckham in tonight's playoff semi-final second-leg against Oldham at Loftus Road. Not that he's handing out Alice bands, mind. The Queens Park Rangers manager...
Reader Giveaways
Three Gustavian-style bedside tables To celebrate the opening of its new shop in Parsons Green, mail-order company OKA Direct is giving away three of its painted-wood Gustavian-style bedside tables, each worth [pounds sterling]149. They have two...
Reader Offers
Byline: GRAHAM RICE Reader offers Chelsea alstroemerias launch NEXT week's Chelsea Flower Show will see the official launch of Patio alstroemerias, but Homes & Property has these new garden lilies for you, now. The new Love Series of alstroemerias...
RFU Chiefs Rule out Ring-Fencing
Byline: CHRIS JONES ON the day that Bristol finally accepted they had been relegated from the Zurich Premiership and would not be merging with Bath, RFU chiefs confirmed they would not allow any " ringfencing" at the top of the English game. ...
SABMiller Wins Peroni Beer in [Pounds Sterling]400m Takeover
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE LONDON-listed brewer SABMiller is paying [pounds sterling]400 million to say "buongiorno" to Italy's most famous beer, Peroni, after a hardfought auction for the familyowned business. Birra Peroni, a standard feature in pizzerias...
Seaman Injury Is Another Pain in Neck for Wenger
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS DAVID SEAMAN is at the centre of yet another injury scare for Arsenal as they prepare for the FA Cup final against Southampton in Cardiff on Saturday. The 39-year-old goalkeeper is suffering from a sore neck and has had...
Seve Is Summoned to Explain His Actions
Byline: DAVID SMITH SEVE BALLESTEROS has been summoned to appear before his peers and explain why he broke one of the cardinal rules of golf. There is now a serious threat that Ballesteros could suffer the humiliation of a ban when he goes before...
She's 5ft 10in, Stunning and Models for McQueen. Oh, and She's 12 Years Old; Gerren Taylor Is Being fIted as the New Naomi Campbell. but Should She Really Be Allowed on the Catwalk before She Is in Her Teens?
Byline: PETA BEE GERREN Taylor is perched nervously backstage, watching in awe as Alexander McQueen puts the final touches to the clothes draped on angular models who are smoking cigarettes through painted lips. Despite this being Gerren's catwalk...
Shotgun Wife 'Was Not Depressed but Extremely Angry'; DOCTOR QUESTIONS HER NEW YORK SHOPPING SPREE
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE SPURNED wife who shot dead her love rival in a beauty salon was not suffering from depression but was just angry with her cheating husband, the Old Bailey heard today. A consultant psychiatrist called by the Crown told...
Showtime in Spring; GARDENING NEWS
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Social climber Matthew Eden (see pages 40-41) makes his celebrated garden furniture pieces for Lacock Abbey, Dyrham Park and Osterley Park, as well as outsize planters for this year's Help The Aged Garden at Chelsea. ...
Sneak a Chelsea Preview
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Tuscan olive groves, Californian vineyards, English roses. Be inspired from around the world at this year's flower show, says Pattie Barron YOU know that the Chelsea Flower Show has lost none of its magic when you hear that...
Soldiers of Fortune
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Henry V National's THE young and the radical should be enthused and engrossed. But patriotic purists and conservative romantics will loathe what Nicholas Hytner, the new National Theatre director, has done to Henry V....
Sorry over Central Line Says LU Chief - but We Still Have No Plan
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE BOSS of London Underground today apologised for the chaos caused by the Central line closure - but revealed there were no "contingency plans" if a repetition occurred. LU managing director Paul Godier admitted the Central...
Sound of Music Is Universal
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH NEVER mind the Sunday Times Rich List, what we need is an annual Retch List. Channel 4's 100 Worst Britons was a step in the right direction, but while I was delighted to see Tony Blair at number one, and Martin Bashir...
Southcorp Turns Sour as Problems Stack Up; Market Report
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH WINES from Penfolds and Lindemans taste pretty good; Southcorp, the Australian company that takes the grapes from vines to bottles, does not. Its shares slumped 10 cents or 3.4% to A$2.88 today, extending a rout that...
Standard Chartered on Slide as Sars Fears Mount; Market Report
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK THE recent heady performance by Standard Chartered looks as if it may be coming to an end. Today it was the worst performer among the top 100, falling 271/2p to 717p after one broker warned that the Sars epidemic will hit profits....
Stepping out on Hallowed Ground
Byline: SARAH FRATER English National Ballet: Mixtures Westminster Abbey DANCE IT IS frequently said that art galleries are the new cathedrals, with Tate Modern's Turbine Hall the modern-day place of worship (it even lies broadly West/East)....
Straw Sounds Retreat on Iraq's Deadly Arms
Byline: CHARLES REISS THE Government was in full retreat today on the crucial issue of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, as Jack Straw delivered the strongest signal yet that hard evidence may never be found. The Foreign Secretary pointed...
Taste in Your Face
Byline: FAY MASCHLER NO good taste, except in some of the dishes, has been displayed at THE SALT HOUSE in St John's Wood. In a challenge to rustic gastropubs everywhere, the interior has been revamped in a style that elicited comparisons to Stringfellows,...
Telstra Deal Saves Buyout of Cordiant's Oz Agency
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE management buyout of Australian advertising agency George Patterson Bates from British parent Cordiant Communications appears to have been rescued by news that leading telco Telstra will fill the breach left by the exit of...
The Commuter Cook; Smoked Salmon with Pea-and-Lemon Pasta
Byline: LINDSEY BAREHAM SMOKED SALMON WITH PEA-AND-LEMON PASTA Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking: 15 minutes. Serves 2-4 THE flavour and texture of the lightly smoked salmon fillets on sale at M&S are magnificent. Smoked over beechwood...
The Doctor, the QC and a Thief They Call King Con; HE POSED AS AN ARISTOCRAT AND FOOLED INNOCENT PROFESSIONALS. NOW HE AWAITS JAIL SENTENCE
Byline: PATRICK SAWER;MARK WILKINSON IT IS something of an understatement to say that Paul Bint has a way with words. In his long career as a conman he has posed as an aristocrat, a barrister, sundry doctors, a hotelier and a playboy. Such was...
Their Own Little Eden; OUR HOUSE
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Creating a beautiful home from scraps, attic sales and fairground poles comes easily to Matthew and Miranda Eden, says Pattie Barron AT MATTHEW and Miranda Eden's home, the lamp shades on either side of the hearth are made...
The Kentucky Derby Mystery
Byline: LYDIA HISLOP HEARD the one about the electronic device used to make this month's Kentucky Derby winner run faster? It might sound farfetched, but that was the false accusation levelled at jockey Jose Santos this week following his victory...
The Master of Optical Illusions
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS NOT THE paintings to look at after a long night out on the town, the pulsating geometric patterns that underlie optical art were, in their day, some of the most popular art around, reproduced on clothes and in interiors. ...
The Really Useful Column; Consumer Guide: This Week Alison Cork Finds Ultraviolet Shutters, a Place to Match Up Your Odd Chairs and the Ultimate Lifestyle Accessory - a Vacuum Cleaner with a Mind of Its Own
Byline: ALISON CORK Matchmaker Matching up odd chairs can be difficult, especially if they are period pieces. But that is precisely the speciality of Allan James at The Chair Set Antiques. Established for more than 10 years, James has built up...
The Retail Queen with Designs on Debenhams; PROFILE; ANSWERS NEEDED AS BID LOOMS THAT COULD MEAN MILLIONS FOR BELINDA EARL
Byline: CHRIS BLACKHURST YEARS ago, when Tesco opened its first branch in my home town of Barrow-in-Furness, people would flock from far and wide just to ride the escalator. You think I'm kidding, don't you? I'm not. There it was, South Cumbria's...
The Savoy's New Dawn
Byline: FAY MASCHLER THE fuss in the newspapers about changes at THE SAVOY GRILL, whereby you would think the sky was about to fall, was presumably connected to its regular clientele, which has always included press barons and editors. The fact...
The Talk in Boxing
Joe green with envy at unity of the baize game JOE CALZAGHE last week watched close friend Mark Williams win the world snooker championship, and came away from Sheffield bewailing the multiplicity of titles in boxing. The World Boxing Organisation's...
Time to Play House; Living: Playhouses Can Be a Classy Copy of Mummy's Home - at a Price. Adam Edwards Reports
Byline: ADAM EDWARDS IN THE estate garden of Robin Bruce and Catrina Finlay's Victorian home is a perfectly proportioned red- brick Queen Anne house with sash windows, a slate roof and entablature over the front door. It is for sale at [pounds sterling]10,999....
Too Much, Too Young?
Byline: PETA BEE Too much, too young? Kate Moss Kate Moss started modelling when she was 14. One of her first jobs was posing topless for The Face. "I don't think there's anything wrong with this," her mother Linda said at the time. "She's...
Train Profits Come off the Rails at FirstGroup
Byline: ROBERT LEA;ROBERT LEA PROFITS from trains at London commuter network operator FirstGroup fell last year after a cut in taxpayer subsidies and increase in the cash it is having to repay the Government. The operator of the First Great Eastern...
Two Britons Are Missing after Saudi Bomb Attack; WAR ON TERROR: RIYADH BLAST LINKED TO 19 SUSPECTS WHO FLED POLICE RAID
Byline: DANIELLE DEMETRIOU;HURIA CHOUDHARI;JEREMY CAMPBELL FEARS are growing today for two Britons missing after the al Qaeda bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia. They remain unaccounted for more than 24 hours after four suicide bomb attacks targeting...
Ugly Faces of Football; Police and FA Release Rogue's Gallery of Yobs
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS If you can identify these men, help the police and the England team by calling 0191 563 6677 A ROGUES' gallery of 29 men who invaded the pitch during England's Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey was today published by police...
Under the Hammer?
Byline: KEN DYER West Ham are definitely going down - but who's going with them? Jermain Defoe already wants out and there have been rumours of other big-name departures. Ken Dyer sifts the fact from the fiction IF Jermain Defoe and his '...
Unveiled: It's the Swedish Church Where Ulrika Will Wed Her Mr Right; QUIET FAMILY CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE AT JONSSON'S DREAM ISLAND HIDEAWAY
Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI ULRIKA Jonsson will marry her lover Lance Gerrard-Wright this summer in a private wedding ceremony on the Swedish island where she built her dream home. The banns for the wedding were posted at Westminster council register...
Vegetarian Paradise
Byline: LIZ HODGKINSON No pets has long been an acceptable restriction on rented premises, but now some landlords don't want meat-eaters either. Liz Hodgkinson investigates MOST landlords these days are grateful for any tenant they can get. But...
Vieira's Warning Arsenal Must Not Sell Stars or Euro Dream Will Fade
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS PATRICK VIEIRA today warned Arsenal not to sell the club's top stars to pay for their new [pounds sterling]400 million stadium. He also backed manager Arsene Wenger's claim that Arsenal are a better team than Manchester United,...
Warning: Take Your Euro Stories with a Pinch of Salt
Byline: ANDREW NEIL AS Messrs Blair and Brown battle it out over the euro - the argument is no longer about passing the Chancellor's five economic tests (we haven't) but over whether they should be revisited again in time for a referendum before...
Where Next for Hello? in Her First Interview, the New Editor of the Celebrity Weekly Insists There Is Life after Zeta-Jones by Janice Turner
Byline: JANICE TURNER In her first interview, the new editor of the celebrity weekly insists there is life after Zeta-Jones by Janice Turner WHEN Hello! was born 15 years ago this month it heralded the birth of celebrity culture in Britain. Those...
Working Behind the Scenes; Architecture: Londoners Are Transforming the Backs of Their Houses in Ingenious Ways. Fay Sweet Looks Behind the Facades
Byline: FAY SWEET THE backs of most homes are not things of great beauty. In most cases the patchwork of extensions threaded with pipe work is made even worse by the dank side alley complete with the dead bike. However, our obsession with gardens...
Zindabad Is Capable of Completing Cup Double; RACING PREVIEW
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THERE are some occasions when the more you look at a race the harder it becomes to solve, writes Graham Cunningham. Tomorrow's Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup is a perfect example, but in a contest where none of the eight...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.