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Articles from July 14, 2005

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100 Tickets for the Un Inspector to Be Won
As part of our support of the National Theatre's Travelex [pounds sterling]10 Season, Metro Life is giving you an exclusive chance to see the National's hit production of The UN Inspector. We have 50 pairs of tickets to give away to an evening performance...
250 Al Qaeda in UK Are Spied on, These Four Were Unknown
Byline: DAVID COHEN;RICHARD EDWARDS METROPOLITAN Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair issued a sombre warning to Londoners: "This attack makes a second terrorist attack on the city even more likely." Sir Ian said he was "immensely proud" of his...
Ads Growth Keeps Emap on the Right Wavelength
Byline: SARAH MARKS EMAP was picking up fans today as it revealed good growth in radio and consumer display advertising. Against a background of slower consumer spending and sluggish advertising, the group's progress was enough to catapult it...
After the Silence, One Message: We Will Not Forget, We Will Not Be Afraid
Byline: VALENTINE LOW IT was the silence that defied all imagining. At King's Cross, the throbbing interchange where the traffic never stops, where the bustle of the city never ceases, time stood still today. For two extraordinary minutes the...
A-Levels Would Have Been No Help in My Career. I Can't Even See the Point of Having Maths GCSE ... Amanda Lamb, Presenter of Channel 4's Property Show, A Place in the Sun, Says That Leaving School at 16 Did Her No Harm at All
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS I HAVE always embraced any opportunities that have come my way. I like challenging myself to step into the unknown. When I became a model I knew nothing about the fashion industry and when I became presenter of A Place In The...
Also Showing
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM LOS DEBUTANTES Cert 18, 114 mins (3/5) IT SEEMS that naked strippers covered in whipped cream go down well in Latin-America. But Chilean director Andres Waissbluth's debut is also a feature of some originality. It tells...
Amir Is Not Even the Best in the Family, Says His Dad
Byline: DAVID SMITH AMIR KHAN makes his debut as a professional on Saturday having been hailed as one of Great Britain's brightest-ever boxing prospects. Yet Amir's own father Shah today dismissed that accolade by insisting a young lad possessing...
Angry Jose Refuses to Back Down; but Blues Boss Says He Doesn't Want to Fight FA
Byline: MATT HUGHES JOSE MOURINHO today insisted that he has no desire to go to war with the Football Association or the Premier League but refused to back down in the row over Chelsea's fixture list. Both the FA and the Premier League took the...
Apocalypse in the Cathedral
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON LSO/Colin Davis St Paul's Cathedral THE City of London Festival has some stunning venues at its disposal, but they don't come any more spectacular than St Paul's Cathedral. What better location, then, to bring the...
Arsenal Farewell for Captain Marvel; Wenger's Best-Ever Signing off to Juventus to Fulfil His Euro Dream
Byline: MICHAEL HART ONE of the great players of his generation, Patrick Vieira has been the life force in Arsenal's midfield for the best part of a decade and there is no doubt that Juventus believe that his energy and experience can be used just...
Bewitching Woman; Nora Ephron Had a Glittering Career in Political Journalism before Becoming Hollywood's Rom Com Queen. Now She Has Remade a Sixties Sitcom. Why? Because It's All about Female Power, She Says
Byline: ED COLLEY NORA EPHRON spent last Saturday in a New York hotel talking up Bewitched, her big-screen reinvention of the Sixties sitcom about a suburban housewife with secret special powers and a twitchy nose. It's a rare opportunity to...
Big Jack Still a Giant
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THEY praised him, adored him, bowed and scraped but Jack Nicklaus just wanted to let his disciples know that, right until the bitter end, he was never going to be prepared to play the comfy role of ceremonial golfer. After...
Blind Date; Every Week We Give a Singleton the Chance to Pick a Date and Then Send the Couple out. Then We Invite Them Back to Tell Us How They Got On
Last Week's Date The Rockwell Bar & Restaurant, The Trafalgar Hotel, 2 Spring Gardens, SW1 (020-7870 2959) Last week Catherine, 30, an executive assistant from Watford, chose Ross, 31, an administrator from Highbury Why? I liked his answers...
Bring on the Band
Byline: JACK MASSARIK Mina Agossi Purcell Room WAXING enthusiastic about this vivacious singer's London club debut in February, I concluded that all she needed was a band. Well, that message still applies, but now with red-alert priority....
Brown and His 10 Commandments; Byers Tells Court of Chancellor's Guidelines for Railtrack Closure
Byline: DAVID MCMILLAN;PAUL CHESTON FORMER Transport Secretary Stephen Byers today claimed Chancellor Gordon Brown was a Godlike figure who handed down "10 commandments" which had to be obeyed over the closure of Railtrack. Mr Byers told the...
Call a Halt to This Culture of Greed
THE business section of Tuesday's New York Times had three stories that, in their different ways, underlined the continuing problem the financial community has in recapturing the public's trust. The first detailed a boardroom reshuffle at fund manager...
Carlton: I'll Grab My Chance with Chelsea; Striker Vows to Make Impact on His Bridge Return
Byline: MATT HUGHES WATCHING a goal scored by the Premiership champions in a preseason friendly at Wycombe being celebrated with such relish is a rarely seen spectacle, but for Carlton Cole it has been a long time coming. Last time the England...
Carlton Is Aiming to Prove He's Back Where He Belongs
Byline: MATT HUGHES WATCHING a goal scored by the Premiership Champions in a preseason friendly at Wycombe being celebrated with such relish is a rarely seen spectacle, but for Carlton Cole it has been a long time coming. Last time the England...
Clubbing
Byline: LOTTIE Greenskeepers Fri 15 Jul, 8pm-2am Neighbourhood, 12 Acklam Road, W10 (020-7524 7979) I have been a long-time fan of these fellas (below), but ever since this band released two unlicensed videos of their music - with one featuring...
Comedy
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU Bruce Dessau's Daily Choice Friday The Keith Barret Show No West End dates for this live version of Rob Brydon's bewildered cabbieturned- TV relationship counsellor, so catch this suburban show. In his BBC2 series, Barret...
Crocked Vaughan Revives Old Fears
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND'S decision to withdraw Michael Vaughan from Yorkshire duty this weekend has stirred up memories of some Ashes injury nightmares. Vaughan will be named today as captain of the team to face Australia in next Thursday's...
Dining; Top 5 Vive la France!
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION They may have lost the Olympics to London, upsetting M. Chirac (below) yet again, but the French still have something to celebrate this week. Quatorze Juilliet (aka Bastille Day) is a fine, red, white and blue excuse for...
Donald's Head Start
Byline: DAVID SMITH Top players like Luke Donald are turning to mind gurus to get them into The Zone as they embark on their quest for the Claret Jug, reports David Smith IN TERMS of physical presence, Luke Donald was on the Old Course at St...
Drinks
Byline: EDWARD SULLIVAN The Inn At Kew Gardens, Kew Watching the recent TV series of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares brought to mind the fact that, keen though some people might be, we all need direction when faced with new challenges. When...
Economy 'On Brink' as Pound Braces for a Fall
Byline: JANE PADGHAM STERLING could be on the brink of a dramatic slide, threatening the economy's stability if it falls too far too fast, a leading economist has warned. Paul Dales at consultancy Capital Economics says slower economic growth...
Economy 'On the Brink' as Pound Braces for a Fall; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: JANE PADGHAM STERLING could be on the brink of a dramatic slide, threatening the economy's stability if it falls too far too fast, a leading economist has warned. Paul Dales at consultancy Capital Economics says slower economic growth...
Exhibitions
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON Opening This Week AFTER A FASHION With boutiques acquiring ever more ambitiously dressed windows, Westbourne Grove's England & Co. returns the compliment for the second year in a row with a show devoted to artistic,...
Ex-Test Star Johnson Back to Lift Sunbury Cup Hopes
Byline: ALEXANDER CLYDE SUNBURY will look to former England seam bowler Richard Johnson to keep them on course for a unique cup double this weekend. The south-west Londoners, already through to the last eight of the national Cockspur Cup, can book...
Falling for the Leaders of the Pack
Byline: DAVID HAYES Unless you travel with trunks and porters, finding the right items for a capsule wardrobe is the most effortless way to holiday in style DAVID HAYES DEPUTY FASHION EDITOR IF YOU are the kind of woman who can throw a couple...
Film
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Derek Malcolm recommends 1. KUNG FU HUSTLE Simply the funniest, most over-the-top martial arts movie you are ever likely to see. 2. BOMBON Small but perfectly formed Argentinian tale of poor Patagonian and his prize-winning...
Former Test Star Leads Sunbury's Charge
Byline: ALEXANDER CLYDE SUNBURY will look to former England seam bowler Richard Johnson to keep them on course for a unique cup double this weekend. The south-west Londoners, already through to the last eight of the national Cockspur Cup, can...
Foul-Mouth Vegas Set to Show Us His Bottom
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA (and that's not the only surprise on the BBC this autumn) FORMER EastEnder Charlie Brooks and foulmouthed comic Johnny Vegas are two of the unlikely stars of major new classic dramas on BBC1. Brooks - best known as the...
Four in Running for [Pounds Sterling]200m Olympic Deal
Byline: RUSSELL LYNCH FOUR British firms are in the hunt for a [pounds sterling]200 million Olympic deal, the first major civil engineering package to be awarded in relation to the 2012 Olympic Games. Amec, Costain, Murphy and Morgan Sindall...
From Clacton to Class War
Byline: PETE CLARK Holiday Showdown ITV1 AS A result of watching a surfeit of holiday programmes over the years, I have come to the conclusion that we are rubbish at the serious business of taking it easy. In the old days - those faraway times...
Gastropubs
Byline: KATE SPICER The Bull, N6 'I imagine this is what a mid-price restaurant in the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard is like,' said brother Will as he scoped The Bull and its diners. 'Lots of rich grey panthers in expensive sports shirts.'...
Gate-Crashing the Big Time; after Years of Supporting Roles, Vince Vaughn Takes the Lead, Gets the Girls - and All the Biggest Laughs
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM THE WEDDING CRASERS Cert 15, 118mins (3/5) AT LAST, a film that allows us to see Vince Vaughn as a star in his own right - rather than everyone's favourite supporting actor. He is the main reason for seeing David Dobkin's...
Gerrard Targets Title after Treble Sinks Gallant Welsh
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON STEVEN GERRARD today warned Chelsea that he is determined to shatter their plans to defend their Premiership title. On a nervy night at Anfield, the Liverpool captain scored a hattrick to give the European Cup winners a...
Globetrotter Palin Discovers Art World
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Michael Palin And The Mystery Of Hammersh[degrees]i 10.35pm, BBC1 A GREAT deal of the appeal of Michael Palin's travelogues lies in the charm of his company as much as the places he visits. So, if you enjoy the former Python's...
Government Shake-Up a Kick in Teeth for Dentists
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN;REBECCA SMITH CHANGES to the way dentists are paid could see them turning their backs on the NHS, MPs warn today. Under the overhaul, due next April, instead of dentists being paid from a menu of 400 charges for different...
Hatfield Rail Crash Bosses Acquitted of Manslaughter
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK;PAUL CHESTON MANSLAUGHTER charges against five rail executives over the Hatfield train crash were dramatically thrown out by an Old Bailey judge today. The five - Alistair Cook and Sean Fugill, both 50-year-old Railtrack...
Honour the Dead. Then Go Back to Our Work and Play
Byline: SIMON JENKINS LONDON today commemorates the dead of last Thursday. It will do so with dignity. The death of 52 people is no worse than the death of one. Every killing is an offence to life. For the friends and relatives of those lost...
How London's Queen of Diamonds and the Go-Getting Hamleys Boss Flew into a Storm
Byline: PAUL PALMER ORDINARILY, hitching a lift on a friend's private jet from Venice is a run-ofthemill occurrence for a leading London socialite such as Dorrit Moussaieff. She is, after all, a woman who, according to one London friend, "simply...
How to Beat the [Pounds Sterling]4 Petrol Pirates; STANDARD SURVEY SHOWS HUGE DIFFERENCE IN PUMP PRICES
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD THE huge variety in prices at petrol pumps across London is revealed today. As petrol breaks the [pounds sterling]4a-gallon mark for the first time, research by the Evening Standard shows motorists could save themselves...
Hunger for Success Sees Curbishley Set Target of 11 Summer Signings
Byline: STUART JAMES CHARLTON'S training ground has been home to several new faces since the players reported back at the beginning of last week but the most familiar one, Alan Curbishley, has been nowhere to be seen. The Charlton manager has...
'If I'd Become a Comedian Back Then, I Would Have Been a Nutter'; an Alcoholic Father, a Drug-Addicted Mother and a Sexually Abusive Uncle. Janey Godley Has Made Sense of Her Life by Laughing at It. Now She's Tipped for a Perrier at This Year's Edinburgh Festival. Bruce Dessau Meets Her
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU The first time I met Janey Godley she was backstage at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival and she was explaining how she'd just sliced her finger open. Anyone else might have rushed to A&E, but not this pocket-sized Glaswegian...
In Brief
Amlin walkout on Chaucer ends the bidder's tale AMLIN has walked away from takeover talks with its smaller Lloyd's of London insurance underwriter Chaucer. Amlin said today it had completed its review of Chaucer's business but was now no longer...
In Class, Teacher Who Set out to Be Suicide Bomber
THE EDGWARE ROAD BOMBER MOHAMMED SADIQUE KHAN AS A primary school teaching assistant, Khan spent his working life helping immigrant children settle into education when they arrived in Britain. He had a baby daughter and it has been reported...
In Short
Gascoigne's set for Portugal job PAUL GASCOIGNE has agreed to coach minor Portuguese club Algarve United, according to the team's owner Corrado Correggi. He said: "Paul Gascoigne said he wants to be the main coach of our club. He wants to...
In Short; Dazzling Return for Sharapova
Outright winner: tennis star Maria Sharapova stole the show when she arrived at the ESPN sports awards ceremony in Hollywood last night Armstrong's still riding high LANCE ARMSTRONG remains on course for an unprecedented seventh Tour de France...
iPod Sales Rocket to the Tune of 6m; APPLE RECORDS HUGE DEMAND FOR MUSIC PLAYER IN 12 WEEKS
Byline: BILL CONDIE SALES of iPod digital music players have rocketed to 6.2 million in the last three months, a million more than makers Apple expected. The sales figures released today put paid to suggestions that demand had peaked. Apple...
Jack Makes a Flying Start to Grand Farewell; Nicklaus Tees off with a Birdie as Open Crowd Rise Early to Cheer Golf Legend One Final Time
Byline: DAVID SMITH JACK NICKLAUS rolled back the years today to make a sensational start to the Open Championship, his final competitive tournament. The 65-year-old proved the skills that won a record 18 majors have not entirely deserted him...
Jewish Spirit Conquers Kitsch Title
Byline: SIMON BROUGHTON Klezmer Klimax Queen Elizabeth Hall WITH more than 20 people on stage for the opening number, Frank London, producer of this Jewish music extravaganza, had his work cut out. He had to live down, or live up to the kitsch,...
Job Notes
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Lack of skills in the capital Londoners are less likely to value vocational skills than people from other parts of the UK, says the Learning and Skills Council. Sixty-two per cent of those living in the Midlands rate vocational...
Ken: We Stand Together, Every Faith, Every Colour; TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Byline: ROSS LYDALL;ALISTAIR FOSTER;PAUL SIMS ONE city united the world today as thousands flocked to Trafalgar Square to remember London's dead. People from around the globe stood together as Big Ben's chimes, announcing the start of two minutes...
Koran Is Not to Blame
exercised by America, among other nations. Manji says terrorists use it to justify terrorism and suggests a revamp of the Koran. But she forgets the Koran also forbids the targeting of innocents. The people targeted last Thursday were not murderers...
Local Eats
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION Santa Maria Del Buen Ayre, E8 50 Broadway Market, E8 (020-7275 9900) Dinner for two with wine, [pounds sterling]50 (3/5) Some streets become restaurant magnets. Take Broadway Market for example - 10 years ago there...
Londoner's Diary
Ratings slump for Nigella's TV chat show BAD NEWS for Nigella Lawson, whose eponymous lunchtime chat show made its debut on ITV1 last week. Some 40 per cent of viewers - or 400,000 people - have deserted the 45-minute programme in the space of...
Londoner's Diary
Black's lunch offensive CONRAD BLACK'S attempt to relaunch himself in London society continues apace. Just days before Lord Black and wife Barbara Amiel showed up at Drew Heinz's summer party in Mayfair, I learn Black was invited to lunch at...
LONDON PAYS ITS SILENT RESPECTS; Mayor Starts Day of Remembrance for Bombing Victims
Byline: PATRICK SAWER KEN LIVINGSTONE today led London's tributes to those killed in last week's terror attacks. The Mayor laid a wreath at King's Cross at 8.49am, the time of the first of four bomb blasts. At least 52 people are known to have...
London Tonight; YOUR GUIDE TO THE CAPITAL'S FINEST ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
EATING OUT Agni 160 King Street, W6, [pounds sterling]50 for two with wine. Tube: Hammersmith Indian food and healthy eating rarely appear together in the same sentence, so when an Indian restaurant in Hammersmith announces its mission statement...
Man Who Turned Pub into Jewel of a Theatre; IMPRESARIO BEHIND A MATCHLESS STRING OF SUCCESSES DIES AT 62
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH DAN CRAWFORD, who turned the back room of an Islington pub into the most famous fringe theatre in Britain, died yesterday after a long struggle against cancer. His death at 62 extinguishes one of the brightest lights...
More Strings to Her Bow; Janine Jansen Is Being Marketed as the Latest Young, Sexy Violinist. but, as She Prepares to Headline the Opening Night of the Proms, Michael Church Meets a Genuine Talent
Byline: MICHAEL CHURCH All the world loves a fiddle prodigy, particularly if it's a pretty young female. One thinks of Vanessa-Mae, pioneer of wet T-shirts, and one thinks of Sarah Chang, burdened at nine with Yehudi Menuhin's alarming accolade,...
My Favourite Capital Haunts; Metropolitan
Byline: JOHN LYTTLE Jason Donovan likes Conran Jr and a short back and sides 'One of my gripes about London is how identikit it's become. Every high street has the same boring chains. I prefer places that haven't sold out to Gap and have some...
My Potpourri Life Just Clicks These Days-; 'Photography and Boutique Make Me Complete'
Byline: MARY KEANE HELENA CHRISTENSEN was always the most down-to-earth of the supermodels: relaxed, bohemian and nomadic. While the other girls travelled by chauffeur-driven car, she had a green Sixties Morris Minor. This earthiness added...
News in Brief
Diaz fights photographer who took topless pictures CAMERON DIAZ is today at the centre of a court battle against a photographer accused of trying to sell topless shots of her at 19. The Charlie's Angels star is expected to appear as a witness in the...
Now Islamic Extremists Face Automatic Ban from Britain
Byline: PAUL WAUGH ISLAMIC extremists barred by the US face an automatic ban from Britain under an urgent review of anti-terror measures announced by Home Secretary Charles Clarke today. The ban would prevent Muslim radicals such as Dr Yusuf...
O2 Sending Right Message with a Fall in Churn Rate
Byline: SARAH MARKS BRITAIN'S mobile phone market is among the most competitive in the world, with customers switching operators almost as often as they change their phone. Next week, O2 is likely to report a slight fall in its churn rate, from...
One Muslim Girl Saved Lives at King's Cross. Later She Was Told to 'Go Back Home'
Byline: AMAR SINGH AMAR SINGH Editor of Eastern Eye IN THE Azeem Gents Hair Salon, 200 yards from the entrance to Aldgate East Tube station, a group of British Muslim men meet - and there is only one topic of conversation. One week ago, some...
Out & About
Byline: LIBBY NORMAN;DAMIAN KELLEHER Top 5 Harry Potter Events J.K. Rowling's long-awaited sixth novel, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, arrives in bookshops at one minute past midnight on Sat 16 Jul London bookshops are organising celebrations...
Packing a Punch on Holiday; Take a Weight off Your Mind with Our Suitcase Solutions ; Lunchbreak
BY DAVID HAYES IF YOU are the kind of woman who can throw a couple of bikinis, a kaftan, Birkenstocks and some factor 20 into a rucksack and head off for a few weeks in the sun without a second thought, then turn the page now. If, on the other hand,...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammersh[degrees]i 10.35pm, BBC1 A GREAT deal of the appeal of Michael Palin's travelogues lies in the charm of his company as much as the places he visits. So, if you enjoy the former-Python's...
Prescott's New Homes Plan Cut Down in Size
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT JOHN PRESCOTT'S plans for new housing in the South-East have been scaled down dramatically. The Deputy Prime Minister's ambitious scheme for 720,000 new homes in the region was thrown out in a crunch vote. It follows...
Professor Loses Leg but Wife 'Sure He Will Overcome'
Byline: BO WILSON FOR 12 hours his family did not know if he was dead or alive. By the time they found him, the severe injuries Professor Philip Patsalos received in the King's Cross bomb meant part of his leg had already been amputated. Even...
Promising Comedy of Art and Soul
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Shoreditch Madonna Soho LOOKING for love rather than art proves the main attraction in Rebecca Lenkiewicz's passionate satire upon desire and death in druggy Shoreditch and dingy Streatham. Miss Lenkiewicz, drenched...
Reedie Enjoying the Calm after the Storm
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER After playing a key role in London's 2012 bid victory, the British Olympic chief is taking a well-earned rest at his beloved St Andrews, by Adrian Warner Job well done: Craig Reedie can now reflect on London's Olympic success...
Reviews
DVD OF THE WEEK The Magic Roundabout (2/5) Some of us remember when this was a five-minute stop-frame animation that came on just before the evening news. Eric Thompson narrated, and it was fab. Later, Nigel Planer took over and a new generation...
Rock & Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Roisin Murphy got a special offer on boho women making weird noises this week. Appearing on either Roisin Murphy's recent debut solo album or the upcoming second one from CocoRosie (see page 26) are the sampled sounds of clocks,...
School in Shock over Its Suicide Bomber Teacher
Byline: ED HARRIS THE headteacher of the school where one of the bombers worked said today her pupils were " devastated" after being told of his role in the atrocities. Sarah Balfour and her staff were shocked to find that learning mentor Mohammad...
See You, Janey; Edinburgh Festival
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU How comedienne Janey Godley has made sense of her life by laughing at it THE top of her website carries the message, "Janey Godley is not your average comedian". She is not your average 44-yearold, either. Godley's life...
Shock as WorldCom's Founder Gets 25 Years
Byline: BILL CONDIE LEGAL experts are surprised by the 25-year sentence handed to WorldCom founder Bernie Ebbers, 63, which is likely to see him behind bars for the rest of his life for his role in the world's biggest business fraud. "It's hard...
Shoot to Kill Orders for Terror Squad Marksmen
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS;FLORA STUBBS POLICE are preparing specific "shoot to kill" orders to combat suicide bombers. Marksmen will be told to aim for the head rather than the body. This is because a shot to the head causes the muscles to go...
Shoot to Kill, Police Marksman Ordered; Officers Told to Disable Bomb Suspects with Shot to the Head
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS;FLORA STUBBS POLICE are preparing specific "shoot to kill" orders to combat suicide bombers. Marksmen will be told to aim for the head rather than the body. This is because a shot to the head causes the muscles to go...
So, the Bombers Were British. Why Are We All Surprised?
Byline: WILL SELF IT ill behoves me to lavish praise on Government ministers - that's not my job. But I will add to the acclamation accorded Charles Clarke's performance as Home Secretary since 7/7. It's hard to imagine David Blunkett speaking...
Staying in; EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT ON THE SOFA
THE BOOK Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything By Steven D Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Penguin, [pounds sterling]20 Like an economic Sherlock Holmes, Steven Levitt applies his brilliant mind to the mysteries of...
Stephen Pettitt's Pick of the Proms
Byline: STEPHEN PETTIT BBCNOW/HICKOX BBCSO/NORRINGTON London's world-renowned summer of music at the Albert Hall kicks off with a tribute to Sir Michael Tippett, who would have been 100 this year. Sir Roger Norrington conducts the BBC Symphony...
Still Keeping It Real
What is Realism? Albemarle Gallery, W1 Nick Hackworth REALIST art has become outsider art, observes Edward Lucie-Smith, the curator of this exhibition, in his catalogue essay. Its conventions, long dominant in Western art, are now derided...
Tasty Olympic Prospects Pinpointed for Compass
Byline: SARAH MARKS CATERER Compass raced to the top of the Footsie leaderboard today as investors returned to the feelgood theme generated by London's winning Olympic bid. Compass leapt 8p to 2481/2p as the market factored in its strong record...
Television
Byline: PETE CLARK The Nightmares Next Door Tuesday 9pm Channel 4 (3/5) Sooner rather than later, social problems are packaged by TV companies and presented as entertainment. The Nightmares Next Door is a celebration of the ASBO generation,...
The Aftermath a Challenging Perspective from Inside the Muslim Community
Byline: AMAR SINGH One of my friends was on the Victoria line yesterday going to work but everybody glared at him because he had a rucksack. A few people moved to the next carriage IN THE Azeem Gents Hair Salon, 200 yards from the entrance...
Theatre
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Previewing This Week BEHIND THE IRON MASK A new musical based on the true story - rather than the Alexander Dumas novel - of an unidentified man who was imprisoned and locked in a mask by Louis XIV. Sheila Ferguson,...
The Kit That Aided One of the Greatest Escapes; FAMILY OF PoW IN WOODEN HORSE BREAKOUT DONATES MEMORABILIA TO IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Byline: LUKE LEITCH UNIQUE memorabilia from one of the most daring episodes of the Second World War goes on public display for the first time today. Kit used by Flight Lieutenant Oliver Philpot, one of the three servicemen who escaped from the...
The Ship Protector; in the 200th Anniversary Year of Nelson's Victory at Trafalgar, Many Young People Will Be Inspired to Seek a Life at Sea. Chris Ball Meets a Man Whose Dream Became a Reality
Byline: CHRIS BALL AS A CHILD growing up in Cornwall, Conrad Cockburn was fascinated by tales of stowaways and pirates. "I read stories like Treasure Island and Swallows and Amazons," he says. Not surprisingly, perhaps, he now makes his living from...
The Talk at St Andrews
Open is a boon for teams of amateur Asian ladies THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT, guardians of golf around the world, well the bits of it that aren't called the United States of America or Mexico, divert surplus profits from the Open Championship back into...
The Talk at St Andrews
Championship is a real boon for golf all over the world THE Royal and Ancient divert surplus profits from The Open into the sport's development. Among grants for 2005, the Colombian Golf Federation were given [pounds sterling]10,000 towards the construction...
THE TIME TO REMEMBER... One Week after Terror Bombings, 2 Minutes of Silence for Victims
Byline: ROSS LYDALL;RICHARD EDWARDS SEVEN days on from the attacks on London, it is a day to remember the dead, maimed and injured. Across Britain and Europe millions are paying their respects to the victims of last week's terrorist outrages....
Tiger Takes Control after Sizzling Start
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER;DAVID SMITH St Andrews TIGER WOODS waltzed into the home of golf today and firmly stated his intention to walk away from St Andrews with the Open's Claret Jug in his hands on Sunday. Despite a far from faultless opening...
Today Remember the Victims
AT NOON today, London falls silent as the city observes a two-minute silence to remember the victims of last Thursday's bombs. There is also a vigil at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. It is a fitting response to the tragedy, a full week after it took place....
Too Much Talking
Byline: SARAH FRATER Snagged + Clored/Prog 1 Clore at Royal Opera House DANCE FOR ALL its world-class credentials, there's a small part of the Royal Opera House that's operating as a pub theatre. I know this because I was there last night, and...
Tube Driver Led 1,000 to Safety, Then Faced Threats from BNP
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN JEFF PORTER, a London Underg round driver, saw two faces of extremism last week. On Thursday, the Edgware Road bomb went off in front of him as his train passed the one carrying the device. His windscreen shattered. He led...
Two Minutes When Entire City Stopped; Millions Are United in Silent Tribute to Innocents Who Lost Lives
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK;ED HARRIS;KATHARINE BARNEY;KIRAN RANDHAWA;DICK MURRAY EVEN the London Eye stopped turning. The landmark stood still as, in a moving display of public unity, millions of Britons took to the streets to mark two minutes of...
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