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Articles from February 23, 2006

20% Increase in Deaths Linked to MRSA Superbug
Byline: REBECCA SMITH THE NUMBER of death certificates involving the deadly hospital superbug has risen by a fifth, new figures show. Although experts cannot always be certain if a person died from the infection, it is often put on the death...
Acting? It's like Being in the Trenches
Byline: LIZ JONES Tom's boy finds it tough as a luvvie AS I set off to Dulwich to interview Ed Stoppard, son of Sir Tom, I assumed life must have been a breeze for the offspring not only of the Oscar-winning playwright, author of Shakespeare In...
A Guillt-Edged Triumph
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM CAPOTE Cert 15, 115 mins (4/5) TRUMAN Capote once said that, if he had known what a struggle it would be to write In Cold Blood, about the Kansas murders that became one of the publishing sensations of the Sixties, he...
And Incidentally
Byline: VALENTINE LOW ONE OF the more distracting nuggets from the David Mills saga is the claim that the lawyer husband of Tessa Jowell took his pal Silvio Berlusconi for dinner at the Garrick Club. The idea that either should be at home among...
A New Inspector Calls
Byline: ED COLLEY Steve Martin has dared to take on the role of the bumbling Clouseau - and, he says, without stealing anything from Peter Sellers's original WHY on earth did he risk it, I ask Steve Martin. "Well I turned the role down in my...
Another Office Cloning Failure
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH The Armstrongs BBC2 ACCORDING to himself, the fearsomely heterosexual Peter Bazalgette "reinvented television" when he brought Big Brother to our screens (even though the format was actually devised by a Dutchman, John...
An Uneasy Mix of Josh and Violence
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Lucky Number Slevin Cert 18, 110 mins ..... SCOTTISH director Paul McGuigan, who made this film in America with a luxury cast and a considerable amount of money, directed Gangster Number One in the UK, a violent but impressive...
An Unhealthy Waste of Tax Revenues by Brown
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT is not an altogether happy thought, but in one day less than one month's time, Chancellor Gordon Brown will be presenting his 10th Budget. The good news, if it can be construed as such, is that the recent improvement...
A Steptoe Back in Time That Just Doesn't Work
Review STEPTOE AND SON IN MURDER AT OIL DRUM LANE ..... By Nicholas de Jongh at Comedy FEBRUARY is about the cruellest month of the year for the West End stage. Audience figures slump. Desperate producers bring in shows which should have had the...
Biggest Ever DNA Test in Hunt for Sally Anne Killer
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT POLICE are to stage Britain's biggest ever mass DNA screening in a bid to trap the killer of model Sally Anne Bowman. About 2,500 men are to be asked to give DNA samples and fingerprints in the hunt for the 18-year-old's...
Billy Elliot Goes Global; Boys from Hong Kong, the US and Dublin to Take over in West End
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK BILLY ELLIOT, the lad from Tyneside who overcomes parental disapproval to dance his way to the Royal Ballet, has become a West End phenomenon. But breaking voices and growth spurts mean the young actors who have earned...
Blair Backs Standard's Campaign for Safer Stations; MAKE OUR RAIL STATIOSN SAFE - STANDARD CAMPAIGN
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL;ALEXA BARACAIA TONY BLAIR today backed the Evening Standard's campaign for stations to be manned until the last train at night. The Prime Minister's move will pile pressure on rail companies and comes after Capital Radio...
Blair Faces Grilling over Torture Flights 'Cover-Up'
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR was today facing fresh claims that the Government is covering up details of US "torture flights" that have passed through Britain. The Prime Minister was forced onto the defensive after MPs issued a damning report...
Body Shop in Better Shape as Buyout by Managers Is Scented; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THE signs were looking good for Body Shop last autumn, with the City talking about the long-awaited turnaround in the group's fortunes. Although the ethical beauty products retailer founded by Dame Anita Roddick, reported...
Bumper [Pounds Sterling]4.2bn Handout on Way for Hilton Faithful
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE HILTON GROUP is to hand shareholders a massive [pounds sterling]4.2 billion springtime cashback as it returns the proceeds of selling its hotels arm to its US sister company. News of the huge return - higher than originally...
Capote's Search for Truth Exposes a Split America
TRUMAN CAPOTE once said that, if he had known what a struggle it would be to write In Cold Blood, about the Kansas murders that became one of the publishing sensations of the Sixties, he would never have started it. There is a palpable sense of...
Centrica Refuses to Cushion Gas Price Rises
Byline: ROBERT LEA ENERGY giant Centrica will not subsidise the soaring bills its British Gas household customers are facing by taking money from the massive profits the group is making from producing and storing gas, its chief executive Sir Roy...
Chelsea Fury; Gudjohnsen Slams Ref and Mourinho Hits out at Messi
Byline: KEN DYER EIDUR GUDJOHNSEN today blamed Norwegian referee Terje Hauge for ruining Chelsea's European dream in the controversial 2-1 defeat by Barcelona. Hauge sent off Asier Del Horno for his 37th-minute challenge on Lionel Messi, and...
Chelsea Must Lift Curse; Mourinho's Men Bid to End 30-Year Wait at Nou Camp
Byline: MICHAEL HART European Cup Last 16, 1st leg Chelsea 1 Barcelona 2 Scorer: Motta (og) 59 Scorers: Terry (og) 71, Eto'o 80 Sent off: Del Horno Booked: Puyol, Iniesta Attendance:...
Chelsea Must Lift Nou Camp Curse
Byline: MICHAEL HART;KEN DYER Chelsea 1 Barcelona 2 European Cup Last 16, 1st leg Scorer: Motta (og) 59 Sent off: Del Horno Scorers: Terry (og) 71, Eto'o 80 Booked: Puyol, Iniesta Attendance: 39,521 Ref: T Hauge (Nor) CHELSEA...
City Spy
NOW he has scrapped his muchvaunted e-mailer, will it be prominently displayed alongside Sir Alan Sugar in the new series of The Apprentice? Viewers of the first series were treated to a blatant piece of product placement as the device sat on the...
Cohen: I Can Help England Get to Grips with Lamont; the Winger Hopes to Stop Rising Scotland Star Sean Lamont at Murrayfield This Weekend by Using Inside Knowledge of His Club-Mate
Byline: CHRIS JONES BEN COHEN knows all about the threat Scotland winger Sean Lamont poses to England and he hopes his inside knowledge will help his team-mates on Saturday. Cohen was delighted when his club-mate Lamont ran in four tries for...
Court Approves [Pounds Sterling]3.8bn Enron Payout by Banks
Byline: BILL CONDIE A US judge has given the nod to a massive $6.7 billion ([pounds sterling]3.8 billion) settlement to be paid to shareholders of collapsed energy trader Enron by three banks. "It is the largest recovery for fraud in history...
Courts to Hear Impact of Murder on Families; Stabbed Lawyer's Parents Invited to Tell of Trauma
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE parents of murdered lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce will be able to testify in court to the devastating impact of their son's death. Constitutional Affairs Secretary Lord Falconer made the pledge today as he announced that...
Critic's Choice Top Five Comedy Shows
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU Fordham & Lipson New Wimbledon Theatre, SW19 Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson first came up with their battle-of-the-sexes sketch show, He Barks, She Bites, in the early Nineties and have now refined and revived it....
Critic's Choice Top Five Exhibitions
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture Barbican Art Gallery, EC2 While the 1960s in Britain were swinging, over the ocean in Brazil, art and music, politics and fashion were all being influenced by another revolutionary...
Critic's Choice Top Ten Films
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Walk the Line 12A, 135 mins. James Mangold's gritty biog of Johnny Cash has an excellent Joaquin Phoenix in the lead, with Reece Witherspoon equally good as his wife, June Carter. Londonwide. The New World 12A,...
DJ Johnny Is Backing Our Campaign for Safer Stations
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA CAPITAL RADIO DJ Johnny Vaughan is backing the Evening Standard's campaign for safer stations in London. Starting tomorrow, the breakfast show host will urge listeners to sign our online petition calling for London's unmanned...
Dognapped! Owner Fears His Four Stolen Pets Have Already Been Sold
Byline: DICK MURRAY A GANG of dognappers cut through a metal fence to steal four pets during the night. The first that farrier Robert Sparrowhawk, 26, knew of his animals' disappearance was when he went outside to give them their breakfast and...
Doumen Is Facing a Testing Time
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM FRANCOIS DOUMEN knows full well that the next few days will be crucial in determining whether his Cheltenham and Aintree contenders are up to scratch. The dapper Frenchman insists that most of his team "need the match...
End the British Kowtow; the Alleged Snub Given to Chinese Leaders by Prince Charles Is in Sharp Contrast to the 'Craven' Attitude Shown by British Politicians, Says One Expert on Asia
Byline: JONATHAN MIRSKY IMAGINE the rumours in 1999 when Prince Charles failed to attend the state banquet his mother gave for the then Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Those rumours turned into fact when the Prince's staff "let it be known" that...
Finns Are Looking Brighter for Murdoch's Medal Bid
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER BY ADRIAN WARNER Sports News Correspondent, in Turin DAVID MURDOCH and his dejected curling team were given a psychological lift today by the towering Finn who destroyed their hopes of winning Olympic gold. Markku Uusipaavalniemi...
French Trainer's on a Raiding Mission
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM TRAINERS all over Britain and Ireland are priming their best horses for Cheltenham. But the Festival is a truly international occasion these days, and the leading French handler Arnaud Chaille-Chaille was quietly confident...
Game Show Girl Kelly Makes Good
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON Kelly Clarkson Apollo Hammersmith (4/5) IN 2005, she sold more records in the UK than any other foreign artist, including Madonna, Mariah and Eminem. But that was never going to impress the critics, especially since...
Gunmen Execute 47 as Iraq Violence Worsens
Byline: JOE MURPHY IRAQ suffered a fresh wave of atrocities today as gunmen pulled dozens of factory workers from buses and executed them in the street. At least 47 civilians were murdered in daylight after the three buses they were travelling...
He Tried to 'Do' Me; 'Cheat' Messi Hits Back at del Horno after Red Card
Byline: KEN DYER LIONEL MESSI today accused Asier Del Horno of trying to 'do' him as the bad blood between Chelsea and Barcelona threatened to boil over yet again. The 18-year-old was at the centre of controversy last night at Stamford Bridge...
Hilton Backers in Line for Bumper [Pounds Sterling]4.2bn Handout
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE HILTON GROUP is to hand shareholders a massive [pounds sterling]4.2 billion springtime cashback as it returns the proceeds of selling its hotels arm to its US sister company. News of the huge return - higher than originally...
Hilton Backers to Get Bumper [Pounds Sterling]4.2 Billion
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE HILTON GROUP is to hand shareholders a massive [pounds sterling]4.2 billion springtime cashback as it returns the proceeds of selling its hotels arm to its US sister company. News of the huge return - higher than originally...
How Pub Crawls Have Turned into 'Ale Trails'
Byline: BO WILSON A PUB crawl usually conjures up visions of a gang of drunken students staggering indiscriminately from one bar to the next. But these are no ordinary pub crawls. A new guide offers an altogether more upmarket experience, where...
Huhne and His Nine Homes; Lib-Dem Favourite May Lack a High Profile ... but Not Money
Byline: PAUL WAUGH THE Liberal Democrat leadership race entered its final full week today with dark horse Chris Huhne the clear favourite to win. The Eastleigh MP, only elected to the Commons last May, saw bookmakers shorten his odds to 8-13...
I Bet Gucci's Girls Look Good on the Dancefloor
Byline: DAVID HAYES BY DAVID HAYES Deputy Fashion Editor, in Milan THANK goodness for Gucci. After a particularly po-faced few days at the Milan collections, out steps the Gucci girl to a disco beat and injects a little bit much-needed fun into...
I Don't Pray for My Murdered Daughter, I Pray for Her Killer; Mother of Stabbed Girl Says 18-Year-Old Needs Help to Reform
Byline: LEE GLENDINNING THE mother of a girl stabbed to death at a party is praying for the teenager who killed her. Mary Foley, whose 15-year-old daughter Charlotte Polius was knifed through the heart, hopes the 18-year-old killer will reform....
I Don't Pray for My Murdered Daughter ...I Pray for Her Killer; MOTHER OF STABBED GIRL SAYS 18-YEAR-OLD NEEDS HELP TO REFORM
Byline: LEE GLENDINNING THE mother of a girl stabbed to death at a party is praying for the teenager who killed her. Mary Foley, whose 15-yearold daughter, Charlotte Polius, was knifed through the heart, hopes the 18-year-old killer will reform....
I'm on a Strict No-Dates Diet; SINGLE LIFE
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM MY DATING detox has begun. It was long overdue: I've dated 14 different men already this year (39, if I include speed-dating) and it's exhausting - repeatedly recounting my life history, trying to remember whose stories are...
In Brief
DUAL Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Moscow Flyer could be sent for another racecourse gallop in the build-up to Cheltenham after pleasing connections at Punchestown yesterday. Barry Geraghty rode Moscow Flyer in a two horse workout and trainer...
I Need a Focus Group, Says Blair Poking Fun at Charles
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT;JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR today publicly mocked Charles's private journal in which the Prince revealed his thoughts about the Labour government. At his monthly press conference, the Prime Minister was asked if Charles's reputation...
Injuries May Force England to Call Up Cook
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND may be forced to summon reinforcements to India with Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen both under treatment for injuries. Add Paul Collingwood's stiff back to the casualty list and the tourists are down to four fit...
Inside Track
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER FA are wrong over Wembley relaunch THE Football Association won't admit it but the Community Shield on 13 August has already been set as the new Wembley's opening game. The FA are getting it wrong again. Given the controversy...
It's Raining and Snowing ... but We Need a Hosepipe Ban
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN WATER companies today came under renewed pressure to impose hosepipe bans as early as April to avoid standpipes in the street this summer. Despite the rain and snow hitting London, two government agencies said restrictions...
It's Time to Blow the Final Whistle
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY TERRY RAMSEY Footballers' Wives 9pm, ITV1 YES, the ludicrous tackfest that is Footballers' Wives is back - and it is just as bonkers as ever. In this opening episode the makers have thrown in everything that is expected: a fancy...
Katie's Grand Design; She Got Madonna to Dress in Bondage Gear, Reports Emine Saner. So, What Will London's Coolest Stylist Be Selling in Her New Boutique?
Byline: EMINE SANER THE dilemma about going to interview Katie Grand, uberstylist and arguably the coolest girl in London, is deciding what to wear. I once read that she thought that a miniskirt and flat shoes was quite a good look so this is what...
Labour May Use Tories to Win Vote on Schools
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE Prime Minister risked Labour anger this afternoon by twice hinting he could use Tory votes to beat a revolt on his education reforms. At his monthly press conference at No10, Tony Blair announced an intensive drive to persuade...
Lammy Brought to Book as Library Stocks Are Falling; LONDONER'S DIARY
CULTURE MINISTER David Lammy's office has admitted that he misled Parliament after enquiries by the Londoner. He is responsible for our libraries and announced in the Commons last week that the number of books in them is going up when in fact it is...
Liverpool Hooligans in Attack on Smith Ambulance
Byline: GEMMA CLARKE THE animosity between Liverpool and Manchester United fans reached an all-time low at the weekend when the ambulance taking Alan Smith to hospital was attacked by a drunken mob. United midfielder Smith had dislocated his...
London a Tax Haven? Well, Only If You're Not British
Byline: NEIL COLLINS WHEN he rose at the Despatch Box last March, Grumpy Gordon must have thought he really was gabbling through his last Budget, and that by now he would finally have been allowed to move next door. Yet here we are again and, like...
Looking Smart Is All in the Mix
Byline: BECKY DAVIES THE LOOK TROUSER SUITS EVEN as we are about to enter the season of the flimsy chiffon dress it is unsurprising to see the sophisticated elegance of the trouser suit at the international shows. After all, a girl has got...
L'Oreal Mulls [Pounds Sterling]600m Body Shop Takeover
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE FRENCH cosmetics giant L'Oreal is pondering a [pounds sterling]600 million takeover bid for the Body Shop. Such a deal would net founders Anita and Gordon Roddick a bumper pay cheque of almost [pounds sterling]120 million...
Magical Messi Shows He Has as Many Tricks as Maradona
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JOSE MOURINHO tried to deflect our attention away from the boy's footballing brilliance by insisting we keep looking at his thespian skills, but it was never going to be entirely successful. Some of us were already too dazzled...
Must We Immigrants Always Speak English?
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN WHITE Hart Lane Secondary School in Tottenham has pupils with 65 home languages between them, including Flemish, Turkish, Yoruba and Dutch Creole. Three years ago, the nowdeparted head, David Daniels, decided GCSE...
NAZI ROW KEN: I'M LIKE ARCHER AND PROFUMO; 'Outburst Did Not Shame My Office'
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE today compared his situation in the "Nazi jibe" row to scandals involving John Profumo and Jeffrey Archer. His lawyer, Tony Child, said these notorious cases had involved individuals acting in a personal capacity...
New Concession over Schools as Blair Faces Key Test of Authority
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR is set to make a further concession to Labour MPs next week in a bid to safeguard his education reforms. The Government will publish the long-awaited Education Bill on Tuesday and launch an intensive threeweek drive...
Night Nancy Met the New Bratpackers
Byline: ALISTAIR FOSTER TAKING a leaf out of Ant and Dec's book, it seems stars who can't make it to certain events are sending little versions of themselves instead. Hollywood actors Pierce Brosnan and Nick Nolte, Status Quo's Rick Parfitt and...
No, I'm Billy Elliot; as Original Actors Move on, Director Daldry Casts His Net Wide and Finds Diverse Young Talent for Lead Role
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK BILLY ELLIOT, the lad from Tyneside who overcomes parental disapproval to dance his way to the Royal Ballet, has become a West End phenomenon. But breaking voices and growth spurts mean the young actors who have earned...
Out of Africa, Eboue Proves to Wenger He's the Real Deal; after Starring for His Country in Egypt, the Ivory Coast Defender Has Been the Perfect Tonic for an Arsenal Side Hit by Injuries, Writes Steve Stammers
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS COME the end of the season, Arsene Wenger may find himself indebted to the tournament he once cursed. When Emmanuel Eboue and Kolo Toure went off to Egypt for the African Nations Cup at the turn of the year, the timing could...
Paper Round
daily mail Hightened fears: the 7/7 bombers at Luton A MAN who threw chips put of his car window has been fined by two councils for littering - because the chips fell across both districts. Matthew Buer, 21, of Clacton, Essex, was fined [pounds...
Parker Shows No Mercy as He Bites Hand That Fed Him
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY HAD Jose Mourinho taken a shine to him, Scott Parker could have been strutting his stuff down the King's Road last night in the most glamorous fixture of the season to date. Instead, the former Chelsea man, who barely figured...
Parking Nightmare Is Just Getting Worse; Demand for Space Will Soon Outstrip Supply as 250,000 More Cars Pack London's Streets
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MOTORISTS face a "parking war" as demand for roadside spaces threatens to outstrip supply, a report warns today. More than 250,000 new vehicles are expected in London in a decade but there will be nowhere to park them,...
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY;KIMBERLEY DARKE Footballers' Wives 9pm, ITV1 Yes, the ludicrous tackfest that is Footballers' Wives is back - and it is just as bonkers as ever. In this opening episode the makers have thrown in everything that is expected...
Pick of the Night's Movies
Byline: NIGEL PIZEY;TERRY RAMSEY Calendar Girls 9pm, Sky Movies 9 (12) (2003). Helen Mirren. The comedy about how a group of WI women of a certain age put together a calendar starring themselves in the altogether does not grab one as a crowd...
Plastic Pride Comes before Jose's Fall; THE ARMCHAIR VIEW
Byline: PETE CLARK IN THE end, it came down to a game of two overcoats. Jose Mourinho was attired in a garment with an unfeasibly sleek and shiny finish. Frank Rijkaard had picked up a little number from the flea markets of Barcelona that sported...
Police Roof Raid Ends Battle to Save Cafe
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK THE three- month illegal occupation of a cafe by its former customers ended today when police evicted protesters in a night-time raid. Officers caught the campaigners off guard by entering through the roof. The building...
[Pounds Sterling]40 MILLION 'INSIDE JOB'; Armed Robbers Had Specialist Help for Biggest Heist in History
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;BO WILSON POLICE involved in a massive hunt for a gang which stole [pounds sterling]40 million in cash believe the thieves had inside information. Detectives are today trawling through a list of employees at the Securitas...
[Pounds Sterling]40m RAID 'WAS AN INSIDE JOB'; International Manhunt for Kidnap Gang
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;BO WILSON POLICE involved in a massive hunt for a gang which stole [pounds sterling]40million in cash believe the thieves had inside information. Detectives are today trawling through a list of employees at the Securitas...
[Pounds Sterling]50m LORRY; the First Picture of 7-Tonne Getaway Truck ... and Now Firm Puts Up [Pounds Sterling]2m Reward to Trap Gang
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT THIS lorry is being driven into a Securitas depot by robbers who are thought to have got away with up to [pounds sterling]50million. Behind it is a car which police believe could have contained others in the gang and...
Presenting the Super Conductor
TAKE CLASSIC MUSIC NIGHTS OUT PHILHARMONIA Tonight, 7.30pm. Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 (0870 382 8000) The young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel caused a sensation when he stepped in for another conductor last autumn. Now he returns under his own...
Record [Pounds Sterling]1.5billion Gas Profits Days after Price Rise
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE OWNER of British Gas today revealed record profits days after it announced the biggest ever energy price rise. Centrica's operating profits rose 11 per cent to [pounds sterling]1.51billion last year. The announcement...
Record [Pounds Sterling]1.5bn Gas Profits Days after 22% Rise in Prices
Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN THE OWNER of British Gas today revealed record profits days after it announced the biggest ever energy price rise. Centrica's operating profits rose 11 per cent to [pounds sterling]1.51 billion last year. The announcement...
Return to London; Is the Capital Still a Good Place to Live and Work? Rory Clements Meets Three Young People Who Left in Search of Pastures New, Only to Return
Byline: RORY CLEMENTS Jo Lindegreen, 29, is head of marketing with Project Partners IT recruitment company, part of the Hydrogen Group. She says: THE 7/7 bombings happened on the day my boyfriend Ricardo and I were supposed to be leaving London...
Savvy Campaigner Running to the Left
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY COMMENTARY BY ANNE MCELVOY THE RISE of Chris Huhne to bookmakers' favourite in the Lib-Dem race has confounded the party and those who know him. Whether the betting men are right is still another matter altogether. ...
Shoe Prices Set to Soar as EU Tackles Chinese Imports
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT SHOE prices are set to soar because of a trade war with China, shoppers are being warned. European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson will recommend today a 19 per cent tariff on leather shoes manufactured in the...
Slipping towards a Shoe War
PETER Mandelson's Italian brogues proved too slippery for the ice at the last Davos meeting. It was the beginning of an unhappy relationship between the EU trade commissioner and Italy's shoe industry, if threats this week of a 20 per cent rise in...
Stricken Vaughan's Day Goes from Bad to Worse
Byline: DAVID LLOYD BY DAVID LLOYD Cricket Correspondent, in Baroda MICHAEL VAUGHAN'S day began badly and went downhill from there as England struggled to find a single note of encouragement on either fitness or form fronts. Vaughan's latest...
Taking the Heat over Gas Prices
AT A TIME of low inflation, increases in domestic gas prices of 22 per cent go far beyond what householders could reasonably expect. That is why the sharp profit increases announced today by British Gas owner Centrica have provoked howls of dismay....
Thames Gateway Bridge 'Based on Wrong Figures'
Byline: ROSS LYDALL CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new [pounds sterling]400million road bridge across the Thames have been dealt a fresh blow. Transport for London has been forced to admit its traffic-flow calculations are wrong - because it forgot...
The Ragmen Return with a Load of Junk
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THEATRE Steptoe and Son in Murder at Oil Drum Lane (1/5) FEBRUARY is about the cruellest month of the year for the West End stage. Audience figures slump. Desperate producers bring in shows which should have had...
The Two Faces of a Royal Dissident
DRIVING through Dorset over half-term, we found ourselves passing Poundbury, the so-called "ideal" village that Prince Charles has built. Out of curiosity, I diverted and we spent five minutes puttering along its perfect crescents of pseudo-Georgian...
The Ultimate Pub Crawls; Beer Buffs' Guide to Real Ale Hotspots
Byline: BO WILSON A PUB crawl usually conjures up visions of a gang of drunken students staggering indiscriminately from one bar to the next. But a new guide offers an altogether more upmarket experience, where you can learn a little about London's...
United Fury over Attack on Smith's Ambulance
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON THE animosity between Liverpool and Manchester United fans reached an all-time low at the weekend when the ambulance taking Alan Smith to hospital was attacked by a drunken mob. United midfielder Smith had dislocated his...
Van Bronckhorst Defends Messi
Byline: KEN DYER BARCELONA midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst today insisted team-mate Lionel Messi was roughed up by Chelsea. Former Arsenal star Van Bronckhorst defended his team-mate, who was accused of playacting in the incident that led...
Vaughan Forced out by New Injury Fears
Byline: DAVID LLOYD BY DAVID LLOYD Cricket Correspondent, in Baroda MICHAEL VAUGHAN could not have been much more upbeat about his fitness on the eve of England's departure for India. But the one note of caution he struck at Heathrow less...
Waitress Harassed by Chef Awarded [Pounds Sterling]124,000
Byline: LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ A WAITRESS subjected to a humiliating campaign of sexual harassment by a chef to the stars has been awarded [pounds sterling]124,000 compensation. The woman was repeatedly quizzed in "crude sexual terms" by the chef...
We Make Working Women Feel Far Too Guilty
Byline: ALISON ROBERTS PITY the poor Tory wife. In the popular imagination the two words conjure a host of cliches. Either a stalwart of the twinsetand-pearls brigade (Betsy Duncan-Smith) or a photogenic "trophy wife" (Sandra Howard), to the...
What Else Is New?
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY;JACK MASSARIK;SARAH FRATER CLASSICAL LPO/Belohl-vek Queen Elizabeth Hall (3/5) GREAT pieces of music unfold with a logic that seems preordained, but arriving at the apparently inevitable may take some time. Brahms...
Win Exclusive Club Level Season Tickets at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
THE EVENING STANDARD has secured the chance for one lucky reader to win two seats in 'Club Level' at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium for an entire season - and this is your final opportunity to be a winner. Club Level, which comprises 6,700 premium seats...
World at a Glance; Three Immigrants Cash in on Biggest US Lottery Win
THREE immigrants who came to America for a better life have joined five co-workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant to claim [pounds sterling]205m - the biggest lottery jackpot in US history. "This is a great country!" said Quang Dao, 56, who left...
World of Work
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Horror of horrors - there's a new prize A NEW screenwriting competition aims to tap into hidden British talent with a penchant for horror movies. Launched by Golconda Films in association with scriptdevelopment organisation...
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