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Articles from June 10, 2004

100 Years on and Still in Symphony; QUEEN JOINS STARS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TO MARK ORCHESTRA'S BIRTHDAY
Byline: STEPHEN PETTITT REVIEW LSO Centenary Concert Barbican Hall FOR an outfit formed a century ago by a bunch of bolshie players, because they objected to the Queen's Hall Orchestra refusing them the freedom to send in deputies for rehearsals...
A Haunting Exploration of Human Frailties; THEATRE
Byline: NICK CURTIS Shining City, Royal Court THERE are lots of surprises I don't want to give away in Conor McPherson's impressive new play. The author of The Weir has turned his attention once again to ordinary lives touched by tragedy and...
All-Muslim Schoolsare a Recipe for Disaster
Byline: TIM LOTT ANEW report claims the British education system is failing to meet the needs of Muslim pupils and parents. It calls for the founding of more Muslim state schools, the separation of sexes, more compulsory religious education from...
An Escape from Reality; Television
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Escape from ... Colditz, Five THE commercial world is full of product names that, while popular in their country of origin, somehow failed when marketed overseas. Matsui electrical goods were unsellable in China (that...
Anger as Directors' Share Sales Send Prices Sliding; Market Report
Byline: NICK GOODWAY DIRECTORS came under fire today after two of them appeared to have cashed in leaving other investors carrying the can. William Hill chief executive David Harding made more than [pounds sterling]5 million yesterday by exercising...
BANK PUTS UP RATES AGAIN; Blow for Blair on Polling Day
Byline: JANE PADGHAM;JOE MURPHY HOMEOWNERS were hit with higher mortgage bills today as interest rates went up by a quarter point. Millions will pay more - over [pounds sterling]15 a month on a [pounds sterling]100,000 mortgage - after Bank of...
Bank's Farsighted Founding Father Who Made London Great; as the Bank of England Delivers Its Interest Rate Decision Today, Author and Historian ANDREW FORRESTER Argues History Has Not Been Kind to the Man Who Founded the Bank More Than 300 Years Ago
Byline: ANDREW FORRESTER HAD William Paterson not lived, the world would have been very different. Without him, Great Britain might not exist today and the British Empire may not have happened. These are bold claims, but quite consistent with...
Boris's Spectator Pal Is Set to Write His Biography
SOME SAY they've read enough about media junkie Boris Johnson, Tory MP, shadow arts minister, Spectator editor, Daily Telegraph columnist and Have I Got News for You panellist. Now they will be able to read some more. Next year will see the first...
By George, They're All Flying the Flag; AS THE ENGLAND SQUAD PREPARE FOR THEIR OPENING EURO 2004 CLASH WITH FRANCE, HERE AT HOME FANS IN THEIR THOUSANDS PUT ON A PATRIOTIC SHOW OF SUPPORT
Byline: VALENTINE LOW LET the flag fly. London went flag-crazy today, as the cross of St George fluttered from cars and taxis, from shops and homes, from anything and everything that could support a few square inches of patriotic red and white....
Centre Court Seats Widened for Wobblers of Wimbledon; 1920s DESIGN IS NO LONGER BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TENNIS FANS OF TODAY
Byline: MARK PRIGG SEATS at Wimbledon's Centre Court are to be widened to accommodate the expanding waistlines of spectators. Complaints soared last year about fans unable to squeeze into the places, installed in 1922 and smaller than an economy...
Chelsea and United Battle for US Market
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY CHELSEA chief executive Peter Kenyon believes there is a huge potential for expansion in the United States. Chelsea go head-to-head with Manchester United this summer in America. Both Chelsea and United are on a three-match...
City Says More to Come as Bank Lifts Rates Again
Byline: JANE PADGHAM CITY economists warned the Bank of England may lift interest rates again as soon as August after today's rise in the cost of borrowing. As the Bank's monetary policy committee nudged up the base rate by a quarter-point to...
City Spy
IT'S sad that what promised to be a glorious campaign should come to this - and so soon - but there's no point in skirting the issue any longer. So here goes: is Philip Green losing the plot? Plenty of City folk are asking the same question as...
Claims of Dirty Tricks at Polls
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT NEW claims of ballot rigging emerged today as voters headed for the polls in the biggest test of public opinion since the general election. Labour's general secretary was plunged into the "dirty tricks" row after allegations...
Congress in Move to Kill [Pounds Sterling]5.4bn Accenture Deal
Byline: BILL CONDIE THE war on terror appears to have indirectly bagged another victim, with a $10 billion ([pounds sterling]5.4 billion) Accenture security contract with the US government at risk because the company is not based in the US. Despite...
Dallaglio Not Scared of Painful Challenge
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO led his England squad into Dunedin today and admitted that he is relishing a Carisbrook confrontation with the All Blacks. The world champions flew south from their Auckland training base knowing that...
Diary
.JUST WHAT would it take to cheer up Zadie Smith (pictured)? A billet doux from the Londoner, perhaps? Her latest offering, a travel piece in The New Yorker, is a scathing portrait of an ex who ventured to take her on a luxury holiday in the tropics....
Drifter Accused of Murdering Caroline Breaks Down in Court
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE man accused of raping and murdering Caroline Dickinson put his head in his hands and wept today. The first show of emotion from Francisco Montes, 54, came when a French court heard how his mother hated him and was repulsed...
Even Smokers Back a Ban on Cigarettes
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE SCALE of support for a ban on smoking in public places is revealed today. An Evening Standard poll shows the overwhelming majority of Londoners favour tough new measures for a ban in restaurants and workplaces. ...
Face of Man Suspected of Killing Wife and Putting Her in Freezer
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING;JUSTIN DAVENPORT THIS is the first picture of the man suspected of killing his wife and stacking her dismembered remains in the freezer. An all ports and airports alert was issued for 34-yearold Paul Dalton wanted for...
Falling out of Love with Shares; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON A WEEK when the stock market has been nudging its highest levels for two years might seem an odd time to lament the erosion of the equity culture in Britain. But while there has indeed been a welcome revival of interest in...
Final Push on the Road to City Hall; CANDIDATES APPEAL TO ELECTORATE TO USE SECOND VOTES RACE FOR MAYOR
Byline: PAUL WAUGH;ROSS LYDALL;JASON BEATTIE THE KNIFE-EDGE Mayor of London election got under way today with the main candidates appealing to the public to use their allimportant second preference votes. With an Evening Standard poll showing...
Finals Face Headache on Security
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER WITH all the worries about security and construction problems in the build-up to this summer's Athens Olympics, it has been largely ignored that Portugal has also been under intense pressure to get ready for this weekend's...
Flanagan Checks out at Queen's
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS IAN FLANAGAN'S unlikely reign as the king of Queen's finally ended today. The world No866 was outclassed 6-2, 6-0 by France's Sebastien Grosjean in the third round of the Stella Artois Championships. A Wimbledon semi-finalist...
Giles Can Bank on Vaughan's Backing
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ASHLEY GILES may be struggling for wickets but he still retains the full backing of England captain Michael Vaughan. The left-arm spinner has claimed just five victims during his country's five Test wins this year and could...
Graduates' Five Minutes of Fame; to Catch the Eye of Talent-Spotters, Design Students at Graduate Fashion Week Have Been Using Every Trick in the Book - Including Wearability
Byline: DAVID HAYES IT is the fashion equivalent of speed dating. You have five minutes to win over prospective employers. Do you a) come on strong, all guns blazing, with an approach that simply screams "you won't forget me in a hurry", or b) take...
Growing Pains of Russia's Rich List; MOSCOW'S BILLIONAIRE BRACKET BULGES EVER BIGGER BUT PRESIDENT PUTIN IS LEANING HEAVILY ON OLIGARCHS TO PUT SOMETHING BACK
Byline: WILL STEWART THE recent revelation Moscow now has more billionaires than New York obscures other trends that are leading to a deep-seated change in the Russian economy. True, Moscow's superrich are a colourful and controversial bunch. ...
Henman in Warning to Young Guns
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS TIM HENMAN today warned it is too early to hail Ian Flanagan and Jonathan Marray as the new flag-bearers of British tennis. The world No5 has been impressed with the pair's run to the third round of the Stella Artois championships...
High Noon for the City as Rate Rise No.4 Looms
Byline: JANE PADGHAM LONDON shares were set for a cautious start today as the City braced for the first back-to-back rise in interest rates for more than four years. Financial bookie Cantor Index forecast the FTSE 100 index would open nine points...
How I Got My Face Back after Hammer Attack; INCREDIBLE SEVEN-MONTH SURGERY ON WOMAN LEFT FOR DEAD AT TUBE STATION
Byline: BO WILSON WHEN Dawn Brunton was hit over the head with a sledgehammer in a dark alley she was nearly killed. But, in an incredible feat of painstaking surgery over seven months, doctors have rebuilt her head and face. Now the repairs...
Huge Manhunt after Wife's Body Is Found in Fridge; ALL-PORTS ALERT FOR HUSBAND AFTER FATHER FINDS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW'S REMAINS
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A HUGE police manhunt was under way today for a man suspected of killing his wife and stacking her dismembered remains in the fridge. An all ports and airports alert was issued for 34-year-old Paul Dalton, wanted for...
IN LONDON TONIGHT; Plan Your Evening's Entertainment with Our Guide to the Best Films, Shows, Gigs and One-Off Events That Are Still Taking Bookings (at the Time of Going to Press)
Byline: RICHARD GODWIN PICK OF THE NIGHT Van Morrison 8.45pm, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey. [pounds sterling]35-[pounds sterling]65. Rail: Hampton Court There is a limited number of tickets left for Van the Man's performance as part of Hampton...
In Love with the Movies; What Makes a Great Film? as His New Weekly Series of 100 Best DVDs Begins, the Latest Member of Our Film Team Describes How He Was Seduced by Cinema and Its Stars - from Roy Rogers and Trigger to Tom Hanks and Tarantino
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM THERE is something about the movies that suggests, whatever the pessimists say, that they will never die. Perhaps we'll watch them differently, on huge home screens, or giant televisions. Maybe the idea of watching films in...
In Short
Lyle still has faith he can find winning form again SANDY LYLE, past winner of both the Open Championship and US Masters, has had his self-belief boosted by the fact that the Volvo PGA and Wales Open golf titles are in the hands of two relative...
I Raged against Being Blind ... until I Realised I Had to Take Responsibility for My Life; London jobs/Secret of My Success: Making a Success of Yourself Is Twice as Difficult for Someone with a Disability. So How Did Robin Millar Conquer His Blindness to Become One of Britain's Most Successful Record Producers? This Is His Inspiring Story
Byline: JUSTINE SPELLER MY CHILDHOOD was normal apart from the fact that I was born with Retinis Pigmentosa, which causes progressive blindness. With the small amount of vision I did have I could just about recognise places and people within a couple...
Jacksons Are Back Plans for West End Show and New Album
Byline: SHEKHAR BHATIA;ANDR PAINE THE JACKSON 5 are hoping to stage a West End musical as part of a major comeback. Middle Jackson brother Jermaine revealed today they are in discussions with theatre impresarios in a revival for the group, who have...
'Knifeman Stabbed My Boy to Death and Now He Has Killed the Rest of My Family'; 'He Has Taken Everybody That Was Dearest to Me. All I Have Left Are My Pictures, My Tears and My Box of Ashes' MOTHER TELLS OF ELDER SON'S SUICIDE FOLLOWING DEATHS OF BROTHER AND FATHER
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ A MOTHER has lost her entire family after her youngest son was murdered on the whim of a teenager. Simon Henderson, 21, was stabbed to death in a Maida Vale stairwell after daring to make eye contact with a group of...
Mabbutt: Ledley Held Back in Midfield; Controversy over King's Position for Spurs and England
Byline: KEN DYER LEDLEY KING would be challenging John Terry for a regular spot in England's team had he not spent much of last season in Tottenham's midfield, according to Gary Mabbutt. Sven-Goran Eriksson will leave it until tomorrow before...
Margaret Thatcher Pays a Touching Farewell to Her Special Friend Reagan; THOUSANDS LINE WASHINGTON STREETS AS RIDERLESS HORSE HONOURS EX-PRESIDENT
Byline: VALENTINE LOW WITH a tender hand and a heavy heart, Margaret Thatcher reaches to touch the coffin of Ronald Reagan, one of the greatest political friends she ever had. It has been more than a decade since either of them was in power,...
Massive Manhunt after Woman's Body Is Discovered in Her Fridge
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A MANHUNT was under way today for a man suspected of killing his wife and storing her dismembered remains in the fridge. An all ports and airports alert was issued for Paul Dalton, 34, wanted for questioning over the...
MPs Unite to Keep the Red and White Flag Flying Here; AS ENGLAND PREPARES FOR THE OPENING EURO 2004 CLASH WITH FRANCE
Byline: HUMFREY HUNTER;MATHEUS SANCHEZ THE Cross of St George is everywhere. Flying from houses, offices, pubs and cars, the country has become a virtual sea of flags in a frenzy of anticipation over England's Euro 2004 opening match against...
Muslim Anelka to Quit England; City Star Converts to Islam and Sets Sights on Transfer
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS THE bizarre career of Nicolas Anelka took another amazing twist today when he said he would probably quit English football after converting to Islam. Anelka claimed he was ready to walk out on his sixyear contract with...
New Claims of Dirty Tricks as Polls Open for Super Thursday
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT DRAMATIC new claims of ballot rigging emerged today as voters headed for the polls in the biggest test of public opinion since the general election. The start of voting was overshadowed by allegations of fraud and dirty...
New G8 Split on Iraq; France Vetoes Bid to Send in NATO Forces
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR and George Bush tried to paper over fresh splits on Iraq today by hailing new plans to spread democracy throughout the Middle East and Africa. The two leaders used the final day of the G8 summit of world leaders...
News in Brief
Zeta bought grandmother new knees for Christmas CATHERINE Zeta-Jones has revealed that she gave her grandmother in Swansea new knees for Christmas. The Oscar-winning actress, 34, promoting her latest film The Terminal, which premiered in Hollywood...
News in Brief
Probe into 999 'stand-off' after barbecue shootings THE chief constable whose force was criticised for "standing off " from the scene of a triple shooting at a barbecue has ordered an internal review of emergency service actions. Peter Neyroud, head...
No-Frills War Puts a Drag on Airports Operator TBI
Byline: ROBERT LEA THE fares war among Britain's budget airlines, which has seen market leaders Ryanair and easy-Jet post profit alerts and issue apocalyptic warnings on the state of the market, is also proving to be bad news for airport operators....
No They Don't, Rooney Will Drive Them On
Byline: MICHAEL HART ARSENE WENGER today gave Wayne Rooney a massive confidence boost just three days before the 18-year-old striker makes his tournament debut against France. Arsenal's French manager believes Rooney could be "one of the revelations"...
One in Five Weddings May Be Migrant Fraud
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT UP to a fifth of wedding ceremonies in London could be bogus, a senior registrar warned today. Officials fear the government's drive on immigration has triggered a surge in fake marriages. Mark Rimmer, service director...
One in Three Moving Home Are Choosing to Downsize; Londoners Cash in and Make Average [Pounds Sterling]169,000
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL ONE in three Londoners moving home are downsizing their properties, new research shows today. They are doing it to cash in on high house prices, and are making an average cash gain of [pounds sterling]169,000. Most...
Our Turn to Show Them Who Is Boss; Even If You Feel Alienated from Every Candidate, Individual Votes Could Make All the Difference in Today's Election
Byline: SIMON JENKINS HERE we go again. The tall redbrick school. The gates marked Girls and Boys. The artless pupils' work on the walls. The faceless returning officer. The smell of Dettol and old cabbage. It is London's festival of democracy,...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY EastEnders 7.30pm, BBC1 AFTER WHAT has seemed like a never-ending downward spiral of dull, dull storylines, such as Vicki's astrology, Gus's record attempts, the Ferreiras' family revelations, the Ferreiras' mortgage arrears......
Police Quiz Minister over Murder Cover-Up; INTERVIEW AFTER TV ADMISSION ON MINERS' STRIKE DEATH
Byline: JOE MURPHY A SENIOR minister has been questioned by police after admitting he destroyed documents during a murder investigation. Transport minister Kim Howells could now face prosecution over his actions of 20 years ago during the miners'...
Police Stopped Ex-Priest from Halting Derby; FORCES TOLD TO LOOK OUT FOR 'PEACE DANCER' WHO RAN ONTO GRAND PRIX TRACK
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A RETIRED Catholic priest who brought the Grand Prix at Silverstone to a halt was arrested seconds before he tried to pull the same stunt at Saturday's Derby, it was revealed today. Father Neil Horan, 57, ran onto the...
Postal Voting Isn't Working
AS LONDON goes to the polls today, voters must remember that this election is fast becoming something very different from all those of recent years. Normally, the conduct of elections in this country is reliable and fair, and results are rarely disputed....
[Pounds Sterling]1.2 Billion Super Hospital; Bart's and Royal London Revamped in 10-Year Plan
Byline: REBECCA SMITH PLANS for the most expensive superhospital in Britain costing [pounds sterling]1.2 billion can be unveiled today. The 10-year scheme will see two sites of the Bart's and The London NHS Trust completely revamped. Two giant...
[Pounds Sterling]700,000 Pension and a Bentley for Sir Chris
Byline: NICK GOODWAY VODAFONE'S favourite pensioner, former chief executive Sir Christopher Gent, left the mobile phones giant last December with a [pounds sterling]700,000a-year pension and the gift of his own company car - a top-ofthe-range British...
PRICE WAR AT PETROL PUMPS; 2p a Litre Drop at Supermarkets
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN A PETROL price war was triggered today when Asda slashed the price of a litre of unleaded to below 80p. The move follows months of spiralling world oil prices. Asda said it was bringing down the forecourt price of unleaded...
Raindance, a Festival for the Independently Minded; Film
Byline: NICK CURTIS LONDON'S first Raindance Film Festival, dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK, kicked off on the Saturday after John Major won his last election, in 1992. "That year, only six feature films were made...
Saatchi Buys Up Thatchers
IVANA HAS A GREEN TIME WITH BHS MAN CHARLES SAATCHI has been buying art again. Fresh from the shock of seeing some of his BritArt collection go up in smoke in the recent Momart warehouse fire, Saatchi has bought a painting of Margaret and Denis Thatcher...
Sainsbury's Fined for Charging Full Price on 'Discounted' Products
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK SAINSBURY'S has been heavily fined for charging hundreds of shoppers the full price for groceries sold under special offers. The supermarket chain was ordered to pay [pounds sterling]19,441 after it admitted to failings...
Savill and OFT Make Peace
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM PETER SAVILL claimed victory today as the racing industry finally reached an uneasy truce with the Office Of Fair Trading. The British Horseracing Board chairman has been at loggerheads for two years with the OFT, who...
Shares Scale Heights as Caffe Nero Beats Targets
Byline: STEVE HAWKES SHARES in Caffe Nero rose to within a whisker of their all-time high today as the company blew another hole in onetime rival Coffee Republic and signalled that full-year profits will come in way above current City targets, writes...
Shares Take a Breather and Wait for the Word on Rates; Market Report
Byline: STEVE HAWKES HEADS below the parapet was the order of the morning on the London stock market ahead of the crucial interest rate decision at noon and after little of a lead overnight from overseas markets. The odds on a rate rise may have...
Short but Sweet; Film Director Mike Figgis Tells Nick Curtis about His Scheme for 15-Second Mobile Phone Movies
Byline: NICK CURTIS ANDY Warhol promised everyone 15 minutes of fame, but Mike Figgis believes 15 seconds may be enough. The director of Internal Affairs and Leaving Las Vegas is patron of the Nokia Shorts competition in this year's Raindance Film...
Sleek Spectacular; DANCE
Byline: SARAH FRATER English National Ballet/Swan Lake, Royal Albert Hall POLINA Semionova looks like the cat that's got the cream. The Bolshoi-trained, Berlin-based 19-year-old is a sleek, polished brunette, with slender limbs, pretty feet,...
Sombre Mood as Buyers Wait on the Sidelines; Market Report
Byline: NICK GOODWAY INTEREST rate fears on both sides of the Pond drove investors to the spectators' seats today. The Bank of England decision at Noon looks finely balanced but the odds on a significant rise from the US Fed shortened considerably...
Some like It Luke Warm; FILMS OF THE WEEK
Byline: ANTONIA QUIRKE Connie and Carla Cert 12A, 98 mins IN the dizzy, forgettable Connie and Carla, Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette play sweet cabaret singers forced to pose as drag queens while on the run. As in Some Like it Hot, the film's...
Sorry, Sven, England Lack Va Va Voom
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THIERRY HENRY was raving about Italy's Francesco Totti. "Outside of my own team-mates, I think he could be the player of the tournament," he said. Then he started waxing lyrical about Zinedine Zidane. "If you tried to do...
Stockbroker's Step Up the Career Ladder; London Jobs: Window Cleaners Have Always Had a Slightly Racy Reputation, as in the 1974 Film Confessions of a Window Cleaner. Nowadays, as Barney Calman Discovers, There's Rather More to the Job
Byline: BARNEY CALMAN MATT David earned good money as a stockbroker with a top City firm - yet he used to spend hours staring out of his office window wishing he were somewhere else. He had joined the company in 1991, aged 18, as a trainee and...
Supermarket Price War at Petrol Pumps; RIVALS SCRAMBLE TO MATCH ASDA'S NEW CUT OF 2P A LITRE
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN A PETROL price war was triggered today when Asda slashed the cost of a litre of unleaded to below 80p. The supermarket giant called on rivals to do the same - a challenge immediately taken up by Tesco, Sainsbury's and BP....
Supermarket's [Pounds Sterling]45 'Kylie' Dress Sells out; TESCO VERSION OF [Pounds Sterling]1,400 'FROCK OF SEASON' STARTS INTERNET AUCTIONS
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN ON THE face of it they look almost identical. Two floaty, strappy chiffon dresses in apple green, this season's must-have colour. In reality they could hardly be more different. The one on the right is a Chloe creation costing...
THE BUZZ; Film
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK Can Jude hack being a journalist? AT the end of an exhausting schedule (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Closer, I Heart Huckabee's and The Aviator, to name but four), Jude Law has been spending quality time with...
The Talk in FOOTBALL; Santini Grudges May Be Chink in French Armour
*ARE there rifts in the French camp ahead of Le Crunch with England? According to one of their top journalists there are. Xavier Rivoire was the author of Robert Pires's autobiography so he may have some insight into what's going on. He says, France,...
Tonight's My Night Says Rod's Penny; Stewart So Proud after West End Charity Debut
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON PENNY LANCASTER has made her West End debut in a one-off performance in the Rod Stewart musical Tonight's The Night. With partner Stewart looking on from the audience the 33-year-old blonde appeared in a special charity...
Too Late Posh, There's No Room at the Wives' Inn; EMBARRASSMENT FOR VICTORIA AS SHE TRIES TO JOIN THE GIRLS AT ENGLAND HOTEL
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR;SHEKHAR BHATIA VICTORIA BECKHAM tried to build bridges with the other England footballers' wives by joining them at their hotel but was told there is no room for her. She upset the England camp by initially refusing to stay...
Weighty Role for Rutger; Film
Byline: NICK RODDICK IT IS the final day of the third Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in Cluj, Romania. The children of the night have only just stopped singing and I am waiting for a minibus, which is supposed to take me to see...
When the Plot Deepens; Film: A Well-Spun Yarn from the Director of Mediterraneo Gives a Fresh Impetus to Italian Cinema
Byline: WILL SELF I'm Not Scared Cert 15, 100 mins TIME was when the glinting, stylised New York skyline which is the Miramax logo would have made your heart beat a little bit faster as it appeared on the screen announcing a new feature. Nowadays,...
Wie Aims to Change Face of Golf Forever
Byline: DAVID SMITH ASK Tiger Woods what his plans are for the first full week of April next year and the world's best golfer will confirm his attendance at Augusta National chasing a fourth Masters title. Ask Michelle Wie the same question and...
Wills and Harry Say Farewell to Granny
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON PRINCES William and Harry today bid a final farewell to their Granny Frances. They were joined by 600 mourners at the funeral of Princess Diana's mother Frances Shand Kydd in Oban, Argyll. Earl Spencer and his sisters...
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