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Articles from October 15, 2004

A Brush with 'Sir' Brian; Big Art Challenge Five
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Television IHAVE to admit that I was very badly caught out by the assassination of President Kennedy. Well, when the inevitable question is asked, it's not very dressy to have to confess that I was recovering from nappy...
Ailing Sainsbury's 'Will Lose 100,000 Customers'
Byline: STEVE HAWKES TROUBLED supermarkets giant Sainsbury's will have lost more than 100,000 of its regular customers by the end of the year as it fails to match the pulling power of its fierce rivals Tesco and Asda. Some analysts believe the number...
A Londoner's Diary
Byline: DOM JOLY A Londoner's Diary Dom Joly on the fickle paparazzi, panic attacks in the West End and the horrors of Nouveau Notting Hill I'm moving house in London for the first time in 12 years. I've lived in All Saints Road for so long...
An African Nightmare; Macbeth THEATRE Arcola, E8
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH MAX STAFFORD-CLARK hits upon an inspired form of updating to impart a contemporary relevance to the distant world of Macbeth in this remarkable Out of Joint, production. He discovers a bracing correspondence between old...
A Paper Tiger Tamed? SUNDAY CHOICE Storyville: Conrad Black: The Last Press Baron 9pm, BBC4
Byline: DANIEL LEE AS NEWSPAPER tycoon Conrad Black faces investigations into his corporate dealings, this new film from US director Debbie Melnyk paints a picture of the man that is strikingly like Orson Welles's portrayal of Charles Foster Kane....
Are We a Nation of Cheats? as England's Captain Admits Foul Play, Prince Harry Is Accused of Cheating and the PM Wriggles over Iraq, Our Moral Sense Is Dangerously Adrift
Byline: JUSTIN CARTWRIGHT POOR David Beckham. Trying to prove how clever he is, he proved only that his moral sense is underdeveloped. For the greater good of his team, he committed a deliberate foul. Many people, even Sepp Blatter of Fifa, seemed...
Arsenal Striker Flees M25 Car Crash Scene; STAR TOLD TO REPORT TO POLICE AFTER BEING TRACED AT TRAINING GROUND
Byline: PAUL SIMS AN ARSENAL player was at the centre of a police inquiry today after he left the scene of a car crash in which he wrote off his [pounds sterling]65,000 BMW. Robin van Persie, 21 , told officers he hit the central reservation...
Arsenal Winger Fuming at New France Coach after Substitution
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ROBERT PIRES is deeply upset with France coach Raymond Domenech after he was not told face-to-face he was being substituted at halftime during the win over Cyprus. The new coach waited until the players were returning to...
Bank Boss's Insults after I Lost My Baby; WOMAN EXECUTIVE CLAIMS [Pounds sterling]1M ALLEGING 'BID TO DESTROY HER CITY CAREER'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A SENIOR banker who suffered a miscarriage lost her [pounds sterling]100,000a-year job with Abbey National after her boss said he did not want her "aborting all over the place", an industrial tribunal has heard. Diana Woodward...
Battle to Reopen Investigation into Axe Murder; VICTIM'S FAMILY WINS LEGAL AID FOR BID TO FORCE PUBLIC INQUIRY
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING THE family of a man murdered 17 years ago is to take legal action to force the Government to hold a public inquiry into his mysterious death. Private investigator Daniel Morgan, 37, was killed with an axe in a pub car...
Blair Ally Calls for Brown to Raise Tax; NEW TENSION IN DOWNING ST OVER FUNDING PENSIONS
Byline: JOE MURPHY TENSIONS were rising in Downing Street today over a campaign by allies of Tony Blair to twist Gordon Brown's arm over pensions. Ministers were bracing themselves for a backlash from the Treasury after a weeklong campaign of...
Blowing His Own in New York; City Dapper Prize-Winning Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis Talks to Jackie Cooperman before Presiding over Next Week's Opening of the World's Most Spectacular Jazz Concert Hall
Byline: JACKIE COOPERMAN I NEVER imagined I'd get to a place like this," says Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, which inaugurates its $128 million, 9,000 square metre Frederick P Rose Hall on Monday. Marsalis grew up...
Bushy Tales
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Bushy tales Licence to lift Eyebrows were raised when Scotland's most famous tax exile, Sir Sean Connery, announced that the new Scottish Parliament, which cost ten times its estimate and took three years longer...
CAROLINE: ADDICT IS GUILTY OF MURDER; Life for Drifter Who Threw Backpacker from Bridge
Byline: SANDRA WHITE DRUG addict was today found guilty of murdering British backpacker Caroline Stuttle in Australia. Ian Previte, 32, threw the gap-year student off a bridge over the Burnett river in Bundaberg during a violent mugging. The...
CAROLINE: ADDICT IS GUILTY OF MURDER; Life for Drifter Who Threw Backpacker from Bridge
Byline: SANDRA WHITE DRUG addict was today convicted of murdering British backpacker Caroline Stuttle. Ian Previte, 32, threw the 19-year-old gap-year student off a bridge during a violent mugging for "a miserable few dollars," a court was told....
Chaos Reigns as FA Fail to Tackle Leading Issue; Controversies over Agents, Racism and an Apology by David Beckham This Week Have All Highlighted the Lack of Leadership at the Football Association
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER TREVOR PHILLIPS, the head of the Commission For Racial Equality, walked purposefully into the Screening Room at The Soho Hotel. Watched anxiously by leading figures from football and British sport, the former broadcaster was...
Charles Is Building New Home 'For One of the Princes'
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON PRINCE CHARLES wants to build a huge home on the site of a former country house, fuelling rumours it could be for William or Harry in future. Detailed plans for the 10,000 square foot, [pounds sterling]3 million property,...
Chiron Faces Class Action over Closure of Flu Plant
Byline: BILL CONDIE LAWYERS have filed the first lawsuit in a potential class action against biotechnology firm Chiron, alleging that it intentionally hid problems at its Liverpool flu vaccine manufacturing plant which ended with British regulators...
CITY BANKERS FACE U.S. JAIL; Enron Three Can Be Extradited, Judge Rules
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A JUDGE ruled today that three City bankers can be extradited to the US to face fraud charges. The men, who all worked for NatWest, are said to have made [pounds sterling]1.5 million each in a deal with failed US energy company...
City Spy
WH SMITH is returning to its roots, concentrating on items such as stationery and greeting cards, and Boots is concentrating on being a chemist again. Next to join the High Street rush to turn the clock back will be J Sainsbury. Its chief executive,...
Don't Pave over the South-East
THE LATEST warnings on the Government's plans for house-building in the South-East should give even John Prescott pause. The Deputy Prime Minister is continuing his drive to build nearly 500,000 homes in the region, most of them either in the Thames...
Don't Tell Me the Momart Fire Was an Act of God; Artist Paula Rego Is Still Grieving over the Loss in the Art Warehouse Blaze of a Painting of Her Dying Husband - It Was to Appear in Her New Tate Britain Show EXHIBITION SPECIAL
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS IN A hidden, semi-industrial back street in Kentish Town, resides the Anglo-Portuguese artist Paula Rego. To be accurate, she lives elsewhere in north London and comes here to work. But this is her domain, the space in...
Dowie's New Fight to Block Routledge Move
Byline: LEO SPALL IAIN DOWIE says he will do everything he can to persuade Wayne Routledge to sign a new contract. The Crystal Palace manager will sit down for more talks with the talented 19-year-old midfielder next week, but Dowie is facing an...
'Enron' Bankers to Stand Trial in US
Byline: ROBERT LEA THREE British bankers must be tried in the US for their role in an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud during the Enron scandal, a judge ruled today. Gary Mulgrew, Giles Darby and David Bermingham, all 42 and former executives...
Eriksson Tells Beckham to Keep His Views Private in the Future
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY DAVID BECKHAM has been admonished by Sven-Goran Eriksson but was still waiting today to hear if the FA will charge him with bringing the game into disrepute. The England skipper's admission that he deliberately earned a booking...
Es Astrologer
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL ES ASTROLOGER SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL This week: Libra Move swiftly and decisively Scorpio Be open, uncharacteristically so Sagittarius Revelations could save your skin Capricorn Balance is key Aquarius Somebody's...
Famous for 65 Minutes; Maroon 5 Shepherds Bush Empire
Byline: DAVID SMYTH MAROON 5 are the latest in a line of anonymous American superstars that also includes Dave Matthews and John Mayer - men who sell millions of records, but whose own mothers probably address them with the words: "Aren't you that...
Fit-Again Holland Hopes to Make Up for Lost Time
Byline: MATT HUGHES MATT HOLLAND was Charlton's most consistent performer last season but his contributions during this campaign have been far less impressive. Charlton's club captain has been on the pitch for half an hour, playing two games...
Flash! There Goes Your Insurance Bill; Speeding Drivers Can Face Paying Up to 70 per Cent More for Car Insurance
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS LIKE thousands of other motorists today I'm waiting for an envelope to land on my doormat to see if I've been "done" by a speed camera. It was a momentary lapse (m'lud) and not my first, despite a dogged determination to observe...
Fulham Deal Is Now Off
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS A BITTER war of words today erupted as a Turkish consortium's attempt to buy Fulham ended in failure. The Falyali brothers, Husnu and Halil, today cancelled a press conference after publicly falling out with Fulham chairman...
Gallen Happy to Be Centre of Attention Again
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY KEVIN GALLEN was a precocious 20-year-old striker the last time Queens Park Rangers and West Ham met in the league eight years ago. Many good judges singled him out as a future international star, but he hasn't lived up to his...
Galloping Gourmets
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Galloping gourmets What do our top jockey and most famous restaurateur have in common? Determination, Italian blood and a love of good food. Annabel Rivkin enjoys a slice of Frankie Dettori and Marco Pierre White, London's...
Garland for a Shoeless Queen at Sikh Temple; ROYAL VISIT IS SEAL OF APPROVAL TO EXTRAVAGANT [Pounds sterling]2.5M DEVELOPMENT
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON THE QUEEN made her first visit to a Sikh temple in London today. She slipped off her shoes and was garlanded as a mark of respect before entering the Hounslow temple. Once inside both she and Prince Philip put on headscarves...
Get Yourself Some Real Shoe-Mour; (That's Shoes with Humour) This Season - as Trinny and Susannah Have Decreed - Wacky Footwear Has Stepped Back into Fashion
Byline: MELANIE RICKEY LOOK down at your feet. What do you see? If your footwear is scuffed, old and ugly, you are suffering a serious sense of shoe-mour failure. This season the accusation is a fashion insult - as Trinny and Susannah demonstrated...
Heart Disease 'Deadlier Than Breast Cancer'; CORONARIES KILL 18 TIMES MORE WOMEN IN 'SILENT EPIDEMIC'
Byline: REBECCA SMITH HEART disease kills 18 times more women than breast cancer, making it Britain's new silent epidemic, a conference of experts will hear today. One in six women in Britain will die from heart disease but far fewer are aware...
Here Comes the Grooming
Byline: MOLLY GUNN Here comes the grooming Facials, nail buffing, waxing - where would a man go for such services in London? Molly Gunn presents the top 20 treatments for men 1. MASSAGES BY LISA CUTBUSH Where? At the Aveda super-salon. ...
Hounded Havas Given Rights Issue Thumbs-Up
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN PARIS-BASED advertising group Havas, under siege from corporate raider Vincent Bollore and tipped as a possible acquisition target for WPP, today said its e404 million ([pounds sterling]279 million) rights issue had been five...
House Prices in West London Race Ahead to Beat Market Jitters
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE winners and losers in London's property market are revealed today. New figures show that some homeowners have seen their properties increase in value by almost 20 per cent year on year, despite a jittery housing market....
House with ALMOST Everything; Property Magnate Spared No Expense on [Pounds Sterling]6.85m Home for Wife ... but She Never Set Foot in It and Left Him for Another Man before It Was Finished
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER;NIGEL ROSSER WITH its black granite swimming pool and cascading waterfalls, it is the home designed for the wealthy wife who has everything. Property magnate Mark Gosling brought building materials from the Far East and took...
In the Heat of the Race; an Idiosyncratic Downhill and Uphill Ski Race in Switzerland Started by the British in the Twenties Is Just One of Several Fun Events This Season
Byline: MINTY CLINCH IT'S 8.50am, in the shadow of the Eiger, and London stockbrocker James Alexander is second through the starting gate at the top of the Schilthorn. Ahead of him are 10km of piste and Peter Lunn, 89, the first of the 1,820...
In Tune with the Rest of the World
Byline: DAVID SMYTH BROKE? The cheapest, fastest way to get away is with broadband internet and a set of speakers. Hundreds of radio stations worldwide broadcast live. Listen in while imagining a group of mustachioed locals doing the same over a...
I Saved Sophie: All the Pain Was Worth It; on Tuesday, Ex-Model Sophie Anderton Spoke to the Evening Standard about How She Beat Drug Addiction after Splitting Up with Mark Bosnich. Now the Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Gives His Side of the Story
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX FORMER Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich bounds down the staircase of the Chelsea hotel. As soon as I see him, I know I am in the presence of a footballing phenomenon. I can tell by his hair: slicked back for all it's worth,...
I Still Don't Know If I Can Put Myself through the Agony Again
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THIS is the fun bit for Matthew Pinsent. No training, no sweat, no agony, just plaudits. On Sunday, the rowing community at Henley will gather to honour him and his fellow Athens oarsmen then, the following day, he will join...
I Suffered Just like Jonny and Knew He Wouldn't Quit, Says Castaignede
Byline: CHRIS JONES THOMAS CASTAIGNEDE, whose career was once threatened by Achilles tendon damage that robbed him of 18 months of rugby, never doubted Jonny Wilkinson would return from his own injury nightmare. The two world-class players come...
Jonny Wilkinson ;THE INSIDER: Travel Kits; Grooming Buyography
Jonny Wilkinson Grooming buyography The newly appointed England rugby captain is 25 and lives in Northumberland with his girlfriend, Sky Sports presenter Diana Stewart. He is the face of Hackett menswear What products do you use daily? I don't...
King Launches Master Plan to Revive Ailing Sainsbury's
Byline: STEVE HAWKES SAINSBURY's new chief executive Justin King will next week unveil plans to take the ailing supermarkets giant back to its roots in a shake-up that comes amid signs that customers are deserting the group in droves. As many...
Kray-Style Owners of Gym Behind [Pounds Sterling]1.1m Airport Raid; JAIL FOR THREE BROTHERS WHO MASTERMINDED HEISTS FROM FAMOUS BOXING CENTRE
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A TRIO of brothers described as "modern-day Krays" ran a worldfamous boxing gym while masterminding thefts which included a [pounds sterling]1.1 million robbery at Gatwick. Brothers Tony, 46, Martin, 43, and Paul Bowers,...
Langer: I May Play Next Cup
Byline: DAVID SMITH BERNHARD LANGER may yet confound calls that he should retain the captaincy of Europe's Ryder Cup side by playing his way back into the team. After masterminding a magnificent victory over the might of the United States at...
Langer in Shock Win over Singh
Byline: DAVID SMITH FOUR weeks after he masterminded a momentous defeat of the United States in the Ryder Cup, Europe team captain Bernhard Langer today humbled world No1 Vijay Singh with a shock firstround victory in the HSBC World Match Play at...
Living a Doge's Life; SATURDAY CHOICE Venice 9.10pm, BBC2
Byline: DANIEL LEE STEREOTYPE dictates that Italians can be so charming they will charge you a fortune for nothing and yet make you feel as if they are making love to you. Charismatic Venetian architect and writer Francesco da Mosto (right) brings...
London Feeling the Pinch as Cashflow Begins to Run Dry
Byline: JANE PADGHAM TROUBLE may be brewing for London's economy, with a rising number of companies reporting cashflow difficulties. The capital's economy has so far bucked the national trend of a sharp slowdown, but a new survey suggests it...
Mister Monet to Make the Right Impression
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE old saying dictates that money goes to money. But the money can go to Monet on Champions Day, as Mister Monet looks a very solid each-way bet for the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes. Newmarket's autumn showpiece...
Moral Bankruptcy That Spreads Right to the Top
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THERE were two scandals in football this week. Paul Stretford, a top agent thought to have made [pounds sterling]1.5m out of Wayne Rooney's transfer to Manchester United, was exposed in a criminal court as a liar, and may be...
Mutu the Mystery Man Must Pay for His Outburst; Striker Is Fined [Pounds Sterling]120,000 after Mourinho Spat
Byline: MATT HUGHES ADRIAN Mutu has been fined two weeks' wages following his bustup with Jose Mourinho. The Romanian striker claimed he was in open conflict with Chelsea's head coach on reporting for international duty last week and refused to...
My London
Byline: BELINDA BUCKLEY DAVE STEWART My London The music legend gets erotic in Coco de Mer and remembers a curry he shared with Bob Dylan in Crouch End Where do you live and why? Between Los Angeles, London (where I have a place in Covent...
Naked Ambition
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN Naked ambition Underwear's so fashionable now there's a whole new breed of model who wears little else. Alistair Duncan meets the girls who wear designer pants for a price Brief encounter, from left: Jenny Gerber, Jayne...
New eBay Scam Could Cost Auction Buyers Millions; HACKERS STEAL CARD DETAILS BY FAKING 'SECOND CHANCE TO BUY' SERVICE
Byline: MARK PRIGG BRITISH eBay users are being targeted by a new scam, it emerged today. Computer security experts say a con known as "second chance" could cost British users of the online auction site millions of pounds. People who have...
Ofsted Damns School That Focuses on the Three Rs; Inspectors Say Successful Methods Are Not Creative
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES IT IS a small London junior school with an enviable reputation for excellence. Parents like the traditional academic education at Charterhouse Square School in the Barbican and say their children love going there. But...
One Is at Home in a Head Scarf (but Not So Sure about One's Husband); QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP VISIT SIKH TEMPLE TO APPROVE [Pounds sterling]2.5M EXPANSION PLAN
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON IN THESE days of modern royalty the Queen is happy to bow to the traditions of her multicultural subjects. Today she visited a Sikh temple in London where anyone entering the prayer room must cover their heads. The Queen...
On the grid:UKIP MEMBERS
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN on the grid: GEOFFREY BOYCOTT, 63 Soapbox Roped in to support the party in June, the straight-talking Yorkshireman declared: 'I am concerned at the way governments have handed powers to Brussels without the British...
Pay and Display; If Money Is No Object Paris Is the Place to Spend It. in the Last of Our Four-Part Series, Here's How to Do a Weekend in Lavish Style ... [Pounds Sterling]15,000 per Night, Anyone? PARIS - THE GUIDE - PART FOUR
Byline: ALISON TYLER FIRST GET YOUR BEARINGS Public transport is no place for hand-tailored suits, Balenciaga handbags or virtiginous Michael Kors boots. Have your own chaffeurdriven Bentley at your beck and call 24/7 and discover the sights...
Pensions Gap Can Be Plugged by Benefits Savings, Claims PM; 'NO TAX RISES IF WE GET MORE PEOPLE BACK TO WORK'
Byline: JOE MURPHY;ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE Prime Minister today claimed he could plug the pension gap by moving people off incapacity benefit. Tony Blair moved to head off suggestions of a row with Gordon Brown by firmly ruling out putting up taxes...
Perils That Lie in Risk Management
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT hardly bears thinking about but it is still less than 10 years since Nick Leeson brought down Barings bank and introduced the world to the concept of operational risk. Similarly, it is less than 10 years since Shell...
PICK OF THE NIGHT; French and Saunders 9pm, BBC1
Byline: DANIEL LEE DAWN French and Jennifer Saunders have always been watchable, during their 20 years or so on the box. If there is such a thing, they are naturally funny. But you can rely too much on this sort of natural talent, and the comedy...
Pilate Is All Washed Up; Pilate; Douglas Coupland the Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon THEATRE
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD GOOD as it is to see the intimate Other Place back in use, it is a shame to have to report that what is on offer here, the latest from the RSC's New Work Festival, is dispiriting. There is nothing about The Pilate Workshop...
Queen Pays Tribute to [Pounds Sterling]4m Sikh Temple
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR;ED HARRIS TWENTY-FIVE years ago it was nothing more than a couple of scout huts on a piece of wasteground. Today the Hounslow Sikh temple has expanded to become a [pounds sterling]4 million complex of marbled halls, cavernous...
Raphael's Missing Link; Next Week London Witnesses Its First Ever Exhibition of the Renaissance Master. but It Cannot Begin to Tell the Whole Story EXHIBITION SPECIAL
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL WITH its recent exhibitions of the work of Titian and El Greco, the National Gallery gave us surveys of whole working lives - of three-quarters and half a century or so - but with Raphael, whose working life lasted only two...
Reprieve for Dino the Death Row Dog; COUPLE'S [Pounds Sterling]60,000 BATTLE SAVES THEIR PET - AND WINS A JUDGE'S PRAISE
Byline: PATRICK MCGOWAN A DOG which has been living on death row for three years today won a reprieve following a [pounds sterling]60,000 legal battle. A court today overturned a destruction order imposed after the alsatian bit the owner of terrier...
Restaurant Spy
Byline: TOBY YOUNG Restaurant Spy 'At STRINGFELLOWS City boys entertain with a mix of red meat and pink flesh' In retrospect, it may have been a mistake to go to Stringfellows with my wife. Talk about coals to Newcastle. It was so chock-a-block...
Row over Fulham; Turkish Brothers Clash with Fayed about Bid Claims
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS;SIMON BAHCELI A BITTER war of words today erupted over a Turkish consortium's attempt to buy Fulham. The Falyali brothers, Husnu and Halil, have fallen out with chairman Mohamed Fayed after claiming to have offered [pounds...
Sacked Envoy Accuses FO of Sex Slurs
Byline: JASON BEATTIE A BRITISH ambassador today acccused the Foreign Office of mounting an extraordinary sex smear to drive him from his job. Craig Murray, 45, the former British envoy to Uzbekistan, said senior Foreign Office officials concocted...
Small but Perfectly Formed; It's Not an Obvious Weekend Break but Liechtenstein, with Its Beauty, Fine Restaurants and World-Class Art, Is a Canny Option. (Oh, It's Also the World's Top Manufacturer of False Teeth)
Byline: WILLIAM COOK IF you've never been to Liechtenstein (and an awful lot of people haven't), it sounds like a highly improbable holiday destination. Squeezed into half a valley, between Austria and Switzerland, it's one of the world's smallest...
So, Would You Give Up Your Tube Seat for a Pregnant Woman? STANDARD EXPERIMENT TESTS THE COURTESY OF CAPITAL'S COMMUTERS
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK IT IS the nightmare for every pregnant woman on public transport - will they be offered a seat? The issue was highlighted again this week when Janice Norman told the Standard how she was barged on a packed train and...
Speedy Maktoum
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Speedy Maktoum Bernie Ecclestone is about to be given a run for his money. At just 27, Sheikh Maktoum is launching a rival to Formula One. Lydia Slater meets a very driven billionaire Sheikh Maktoum takes his personal...
Spiral Is Forgotten amid [Pounds Sterling]30m V&A Refit; AFTER CONTROVERSIAL DESIGN IS SCRAPPED, MUSEUM PLANS MAJOR NEW GALLERIES
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA THE Victoria & Albert Museum today unveiled an ambitious [pounds sterling]30 million renewal programme - including a series of major gallery openings in the next five years. The announcement comes a month after the...
Sporting Blunders ;Fiveways to. Get Your Girl ;Friends in High Places
Sporting blunders They may get paid a fortune and hang out with Dolce & Gabbana but sportsmen rarely seem to score in the dressing-up stakes. There are exceptions (Becks, of course). Ian Wright gets it, well, right in loose combats and shirt...
Starbucks Brews Up a Music Revolution
Byline: JOHN STERLICCHI RAY CHARLES is back near the top of the Billboard Top 200 album charts in the US. The fact the late singer's final recordings are selling well will probably not surprise many people. The fact Starbucks owns the music label...
Still a Rich Earnings Seam for Miners, Claims Numis
Byline: TOM NICHOLLS METALS prices may have taken a beating this week, but the outlook is still positive for mining stocks, says Numis Securities. "We expect mining equities to see further positive earnings upgrades despite the current fall in...
Suitable Boys
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Suitable boys Even a bit of rough can look smooth in a sharp suit. Annabel Rivkin talks to Daniel Craig, Nick Moran and Christian Slater about dressing for the spotlight DANIEL CRAIG Daniel Craig, fast becoming one...
Tech Know
Byline: MARK PRIGG Home movies THIS is probably the ultimate home cinema package. Comprising a 42in plasma TV screen and a surround-sound hi-fi system, Sky's home-cinema package (right) is pretty much everything you can hope for. The picture...
Thatcher's Spiv Values: The Curse of All Our Days
Byline: A.N. WILSON DEAR old Margaret Thatcher is 80. As we would expect in the polite and deferential society that we all inhabit, there have been fulsome tributes, including a moving one from writer Julie Burchill, who admires the lady's confrontational...
The Fun of the Art Fair; Even If You Aren't Buying, Frieze and Its Rival Events Are Worth a Visit over London's Biggest Weekend of Contemporary Art EXHIBITION SPECIAL
Byline: NICK HACKWORTH THIS weekend London has more contemporary art on show than at any time in its history and is, at least for these few days, the undisputed heart of the art world. At the core of this brief but glorious glut of art is the second...
The Future Face of Identity Checking; HOW A COMPUTER SCAN OF YOUR BONE STRUCTURE COULD BE THE KEY TO SECURITY
Byline: FLORA STUBBS THIS is how we could prove our identity in the future. After signatures, fingerprints and iris recognition, 3D face maps encoded onto ID cards and passports are unveiled today. The groundbreaking system of recording biometric...
The Great Escape
Byline: ROBIN BARTON The great escape It's Berlin for the party animals and shark diving for the broken-hearted. Whatever a man's mood, Robin Barton has the holiday THE EXTREME SPORTSMAN Learning to kite surf in Kenya Pursuing the...
The House of David
Byline: HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR The house of David David Adjaye was never content with being a Bright Young Thing - he wanted respect, money and, most of all, fame. Helen Kirwan-Taylor meets Britain's most ambitious architect If you want to...
The New Razzle-Dazzle; the New Soho Hotel Is Bold, Clever and Outrageous. Everyone Is Talking about It. We Are the First to Review It
Byline: MELINDA STEVENS WITHIN seconds of walking into the Soho Hotel my husband and I worked out how long we could live in it if we sold our house. The answer was not terribly long, so we made the most of our night. We wandered around like fresh...
The [Pounds Sterling]2 Brolly Machine
Byline: CLAIR WEAVER WE have all done it - ventured outside on a bright, sunny day only to emerge from the Underground and find it bucketing down with rain. There are two options - make a dash for it and get soaked or buy an umbrella and...
The Spoils of War
Byline: CHARLOTTE EAGAR The spoils of war The US Government controversially awarded the massive contract to oversee security in Baghdad to an Englishman, Lt-Colonel Tim Spicer. Charlotte Eagar charts the rise of a real-life dog of war It's...
The Squatter Who Sold 'His' Mews Home for [Pounds Sterling]710,000; WINDFALL FROM CRUMBLING HAMPSTEAD PROPERTY
Byline: LUKE DAVID FOR the past 20 years George Weiss has lived on the breadline. His home was in one of London's most salubrious streets but behind the front door was a damp and dilapidated squat. He watched the building crumble around him,...
The Top Ten.Marilyns
the top ten...Marilyns As Nigella has reminded us, the skinny ones always think they're Audrey, and the curvy ones wannabe Marilyn. Here are ten misfits- - She may be a domestic goddess but when Nigella Lawson admitted that her husband compared...
UK Troops on Standby for Iraq Troublespots; BRITAIN TO OFFER BACKUP AS U.S. BOMBARDS FALLUJAH IN BIGLEY REVENGE RAID
Byline: JASON BEATTIE BRITISH troops are on standby today to move into Iraqi troublespots as coalition forces step up their assault on the rebel stronghold of Fallujah. American forces in Iraq launched a fresh offensive today against the terrorists...
US Bombards Fallujah in Bigley Revenge Raid; MASSIVE AIR ASSAULT ON REBEL STRONGHOLD TARGETS IRAQ'S MOST WANTED MAN
Byline: JASON BEATTIE AMERICAN forces in Iraq launched a fresh offensive today against the terrorists responsible for the murder of British hostage Ken Bigley and two US captives. In a major dawn operation, warplanes and helicopters bombarded...
We Rappers Don't All Rap about Guns; the Best of the New Breed of Hip Hop Artists, Estelle Is a Savvy Businesswoman with a New Message
Byline: DAVID SMYTH ESTELLE Swaray doesn't feel much like a Best Newcomer, the award she picked up at this year's Mobos. It's not the "best" part that the west Londoner has any trouble with - like their American counterparts, it seems that British...
We Trawl the High Street, So You Don't Have To.;Belle De Jour
We trawl the high street, so you don't have to... Must have Introducing Emmett, a shirt brand with a difference. All the shirts designed by Robert Emmett are so limited-edition that only 25 of each are made - and we love these stripes. [pounds...
Why Increase in Minimum Wage Doesn't Check out for the Retailers
Byline: TIM SLEEP THE recent increase in the national minimum wage is the latest in a long line of rising costs and red tape to hit British business. From the start of this month, the rate for adults increased from [pounds sterling]4.50 to [pounds...
WILLIAM SITWELL IS THE Food Spy ;ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S SOFA SUPPER
Byline: WILLIAM SITWELL WILLIAM SITWELL IS THE Food Spy Restaurant bites Next Thursday an exclusive group of foodies will gather at Michelinstarred Thai restaurant Nahm in The Halkin hotel to raise money for Breast Cancer Care's Lavender...
'Witless' Musical to Close after Nine Days; FURIOUS CAST AND CREW TOLD OF CLOSURE BY EMAIL AS IMPRESARIO JETS OFF
Byline: ED HARRIS A MUSICAL that cost [pounds sterling]2million to stage is to close tomorrow after one of the shortest runs in West End history. Described as a "salsacomedy-murder mystery, " Murderous Instincts got through eight directors. ...
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