The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Articles from September 1, 2004

Ahead of the Game; Christopher Dresser Was the Conran of the Victorian Era. A New Exhibition Celebrates the Man Who Invented Branding and Brought Style to the Masses. by Corinne Julius HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS THE lionisation of designers is at a peak; Philippe Starck, Ron Arad and Marc Newsom have been elevated to celebrities. Yet the first industrial designer, whose designs still look shockingly modern, is less well known. ...
Amelie Pictured with the Witness Police Want to Question; CCTV SHOWS MAN WALKING IN FRONT OF FRENCH STUDENT MINUTES BEFORE SHE DIED
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING THIS IS the man police believe holds the key to finding the killer of French student Amelie Delagrange. Minutes after the scene was taped Miss Delagrange, 22, was battered to death with a blunt instrument on Twickenham...
Angulo: My Heart Told Me to Reject Arsenal Bid
Byline: LEO SPALL MIGUEL ANGEL ANGULO today revealed that emotional reasons were behind his last-minute decision to turn down Arsenal. The 27-year-old Valencia midfielder was on the verge of a [pounds sterling]3.5million move to the Gunners after...
Another Huge Blow TO IMAGE OF RACING; Police Raids Will Ensure Mud Sticks Regardless of the Outcome
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM DAWN raids on sleepy villages and lurid headlines about race fixing and widespread corruption in the sport of kings. The image of racing has never been too far removed from the gutter over the last few years. John McCririck...
An Urban Leap of Faith; How 'Free Runners' Defy Death as Extreme Sport Craze Hits Capital
Byline: CHARLIE PARKER LEAPING across a concrete chasm they hang in mid-air, as if suspended by invisible wires, before landing gracefully. No springs, no safety harness, no ropes - just the human body defying gravity. This stunning sequence...
Big Boom; ' Woolwich and the Royal Arsenal Are Spearheading the Transformation of Thames Gateway, Says David Spittles HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES IT STARTED as a trickle and has now turned into a flood: 3,000 more new homes are earmarked for Woolwich, the fastrising south-east London town at the head of Thames Gateway's regeneration. Having put the area on the map...
Binge Drinking: The Real Cost
Buying education Uncalming THE EXTENT of the burden on the National Health Service and police from binge drinking and other alcohol abuse is highlighted by our report today. Almost two-thirds of all emergency calls attended by paramedics at the weekend...
Blair's Personal Spy Chief Probed by MPs; INQUIRY CENTRES ON WHETHER CABINET WAS 'SIDELINED' OVER IRAQ
Byline: PAUL WAUGH TONY BLAIR'S personal intelligence chief is to have his role investigated amid claims that the Cabinet was sidelined over key decisions on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Sir David Omand, Mr Blair's Security and Intelligence...
BONUS POINTS IN THE CITY; Dispel Back-to-Work Blues and Buy a Fabulous Bachelor Pad in the City. the Square Mile Is Being Transformed with Bond Street-Style Shops, Brasseries and Bars. Enough Good News to Cheer Up Any Broker, Says David Spittles HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES AFTER a hard day at the office, James, a 26-year-old bachelor and analyst for a City investment bank, likes to hang out in bars and restaurants. John, a 45-year-old pinstriped fund manager who is married with two children,...
Britain's Housing Boom Is over Says Nationwide
Byline: JANE PADGHAM THE strongest evidence yet that the housing boom is over came today from Britain's biggest building society. Nationwide said the average cost of a home rose 0.1% to [pounds sterling]153,743 in August, the smallest increase...
Cairn Puts Down Marker in Footsie Promotion Race
Byline: MICKEY CLARK IT'S BEEN a great year for investors in Cairn Energy and, next week, the oil explorer is expected to receive the ultimate accolade - promotion to the bluechip Footsie 100 index. Cairn yesterday hit a record high of 1495p,...
Chance to See Hidden Treasures as Capital Throws Open Its Doors; CITY'S LANDMARKS TO STAR IN ACTION-PACKED MONTH
Byline: ED HARRIS THE GHERKIN, one of London's most spectacular new buildings, will open its doors to the public for the first time this month. The City landmark designed by Foster and Partners - its correct name is 30 St Mary Axe - will be one...
Change the Soundtrack to Your Life; Bach or Brahms - Where Do You Start Educating Yourself about the Joys of Classical Music? Our New Weekly Series Will Help You to Build the Ultimate 100 CDs Collection
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT I ONCE met a lady who had seen Starlight Express, a show vacant of intellectual content, 120 times. Her dedication did not surprise me. I know people who own 80 recordings of the Symphonie Fantastique and, feeling deprived...
Clearly Stylish; across the Capital, Glass Design Is Blurring the Boundaries between Inside and out. Fay Sweet Views Three Inspiring Projects HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: FAY SWEET THE moment you think glass has been pushed to the limits, architects and designers suddenly produce a clutch of new projects that make this humble but magical material perform in ever more amazing and elegant ways. Here we look...
Climbie Social Worker to Challenge Sacking; 'I MADE MISTAKES BUT MANAGERS LET ME DOWN AND DOCTORS MISLED ME'
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;BEN LEAPMAN THE SOCIAL worker who failed to prevent the murder of eight-yearold Victoria Climbie is to appeal against her dismissal for gross misconduct. Lisa Arthurworrey admitted today that her mistakes led to the...
Clive's Outburst; Woodward: I Was Forced into Rugby
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS;CHRIS JONES CLIVE WOODWARD admits he was made to play rugby and always preferred football. The World Cup-winning coach is poised to quit the 15-man game for a new career in football management in a move which would signal...
Cole Must Convince Eriksson He's Up to the Task
Byline: MICHAEL HART JOE COLE has three days in which to convince Sven-Goran Eriksson he should help launch England's World Cup bid. The 22-year-old Chelsea forward has emerged as a serious contender for a place in the starting line-up against...
Creating a (Balcony) Scene; Homes & Property Lawyer Henry Stuart Answers Londoners' Queries HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: HENRY STUART Q I own a flat in a converted house. The lease places an obligation on my landlord to do work to maintain the structure of the building. However, I have a balcony that overlooks the garden and, despite writing to my landlord...
Creating a Splash; DESIGN NEWS HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: NICOLE SWENGLEY Book of the week Seeking sanctuary: We all have a private vision of the perfect home, but it is not easy to create an uncluttered, harmonious space that also reflects our interests and contains our lifestyle. Follow the...
Diary of an Estate Agent; A Knife-Wielding Vendor and a Vicious Dog Prove Tricky, but a Million Pound Property Eases the Pain in Beckenham HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: MARK ATTERANO Monday After a gruelling Monday, the last thing I needed was a 7pm valuation near Elmers End. When I arrived, I was surprised to find a twentysomething waiting outside the three-bedroom terrace house. I almost asked if...
Disgraced Irina Vows to Keep Hold of Gold Medal; IN SHORT
Cycling hero Wiggins is playing down chances OLYMPIC shot put winner Irina Korzhanenko, stripped of the title after a drugs test, is determined to keep her gold medal. "For me to give the medal back would mean to betray myself, to admit my guilt,...
Edelman: Wenger Has Cash to Buy the Cream
Byline: LEO SPALL ARSENAL have promised Arsene Wenger enough transfer money to compete with the biggest clubs in Europe in future. The manager's spending has been restricted in the last couple of years by uncertainty over the move to Ashburton...
Eden Dreams; GARDENING NEWS HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON A town of all seasons Only in London can you find cottage gardens and Japanese courtyards, miniature meadows and flower-filled barges, sky-high roof terraces that harbour sweet peas, and basement wells crammed with banana trees....
Ernie Chasing Back-to-Back Title Triumphs; Els Hopes to Emulate Seve
ERNIE ELS will attempt this week to emulate the feat of Seve Ballesteros more than 25 years ago - namely to successfully defend his title at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Ballesteros, after whom the spectacular course at Crans-sur-Sierre...
Everyone's a Winner as Roo Signs forMan United at Last
Byline: MICKEY CLARK EVERYONE wins on football's Premier League merry-go-round. Wayne Rooney's record [pounds sterling]29 million transfer from Everton to Manchester United appears to have gone down well with most folk. Everton get a nice...
Fallon Arrested; Champion Jockey Held as New Probe Hits Racing World
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE future of the champion jockey Kieren Fallon hangs in the balance again today amid renewed allegations that racing has been subject to race fixing on a massive scale over the last two years. A dramatic dawn raid spanning...
Fallon Is Quizzed on Net Bets
Byline: VALENTINE LOW By Valentine Low JUST a few months ago things were beginning to look up again for Kieren Fallon. The champion jockey had been suffering one of his worst years - which, given that his career has been steeped in controversy,...
Far-Flung Finances; Moving Abroad Does Not Mean You Leave Your Tax Problems Behind You. Lorna Bourke Helps You Choose a Country to Suit Your Circumstances HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: LORNA BOURKE ABOUT 1.4 million UK residents own property abroad, and the number is growing fast. Millions of us dream of living or retiring abroad - according to research by The Centre for Future Studies, four million Brits are expected...
Fergie Hails Rooney as Best for 30 Years
Byline: MATT HUGHES SIR ALEX FERGUSON today hailed new signing Wayne Rooney as the most exciting English player to emerge for the last 30 years. The England striker completed his [pounds sterling]30million move from Everton to Manchester United...
Fifteen Scores a Zero; Food Bible Serves Up Criticism for Jamie's Charity Restaurant
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA HE'S been the golden boy of British cuisine for so long, it was only a matter of time before Jamie Oliver's star waned. And now it has, in spectacular style. The Essex-raised chef has received one of the worst-ever ratings...
Flatley Makes All the Right Moves; HOMES GOSSIP HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: COMPTON MILLER LORD of the Dance hoofer Michael Flatley, [pounds sterling]12 million richer after selling his eight-bedroom Maida Vale mansion, has begun looking for a smaller London base. Flatley (right) already owns the [pounds sterling]50...
France Telecom Springs [Pounds Sterling]3.8bn Placing Surprise
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN THE French government privatised telephone giant France Telecom today with a e5.7 billion ([pounds sterling]3.85 billion) surprise placing of up to 12.1% of the company's stock. The sale of shares in the onetime telecoms monopoly,...
Gothic Fantasy; [Pounds Sterling]50 Million of Our Money Is Needed to Save Tyntesfield. Jane Barry Asks Why HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: JANE BARRY IS A Somerset mansion worth [pounds sterling]50 million of our money? Saving Tyntesfield for the nation has already cost nearly [pounds sterling]26.5 million in public funds and private donations. The National Trust (NT) is...
Gough Has to Prove He Can Last the Pace
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND have four weeks and two competitions to determine whether old warrior Darren Gough can play a part in their latest one-day strategy. Gough, who is 34 this month, was by no means a certain selection for today's opening...
Grammars Are Key to Success for the Deprived; BRIGHT BUT POOR PUPILS MUST BREAK MIDDLECLASS STRANGLEHOLD
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES GRAMMAR schools are a surefire route to success for the poorest children - if they can break the middleclass stranglehold on places, research shows today. Passing the 11-plus gave bright children from deprived families a...
Gunmen Take 200 Pupils Hostage in School Siege; SHOOTOUT AS 'CHECHEN' SUICIDE ATTACKERS THREATEN TO BLOW UP BUILDING
Byline: PATRICK SAWER GUNMEN, some wrapped in suicide-bomb belts, today seized a Russian school, taking 200 children hostage and killing a number of people. They have threatened to blow up the school if any attempt is made to storm the building....
Harmison Hat-Trick and Wharf's Hot Too
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ALEX WHARF bowled himself onto England's list of instant summer hits with a dreamlike burst of three wickets in 14 balls at Trent Bridge today. A hat-trick from that now firmly established superstar Steve Harmison polished...
Hell's Kitchen; Top Company Fined for Sending Untrained Fitter. Mira Bar-Hillel Reports HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL LEADING designer bathrooms and kitchens supplier CP Hart has been fined [pounds sterling]5,000 for hiring an unskilled fitter who turned one couple's dream kitchen into a potential deathtrap. John and Tara Thorogood spent...
Hooligans Who Plague Estate Sent on Free Holiday; ANGER AT ALL-EXPENSES-PAID BREAKS FOR YOUNG TROUBLEMAKERS
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA THEY have been terrorising the residents of a north London housing block for months. Gangs of teenage thugs roaming Islington's Highbury Estate are behind a daily round of vandalism, abuse, bullying and theft. Now, in...
How a History of Betting Scams Has Left Sport of Kings in a Fix
BETTING on horse racing in Britain is worth [pounds sterling]12billion every year so the idea that races are fixed sends shockwaves through the gambling community. In May, however, it was claimed by the boss of the country's biggest bookmakers that...
Hutton Still Has the BBC on the Ropes; MEDIA the Corporation Must Stop Being Cowed by the Government
Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN AT THE EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL IT ISN'T supposed to take much to get TV people excited, which was no doubt why The Mail on Sunday and The Observer ran Greg Dyke's memoirs to coincide with the industry's main annual talkfest...
In the Air
. ANDREW Marr's possible departure as BBC political editor after the election is prompting talk of big changes in the Westminster media village. According to the barroom gossips, ITV political editor Nick Robinson could get Marr's job, leaving the...
In the First of Two Articles for First-Time Renters, Sara McConnell Warns of Landlords Who Refuse to Hand Back Deposits the Refuseniks HOMES & PROPERTY; LETTINGS;HOUSING
Byline: SARA MCCONNELL YOU have found a great place to live, the landlord has agreed to reduce the rent and throw in an extra fridge freezer for free, and you are ready to hit the clubs and pubs. But unless you and your housemates agree a detailed...
Just Don't Tell Her You're a Lapdancer. You're Meeting His Mother for the First Time and Are Anxious to Make a Good Impression. Check Your Daughter-in-Law Potential with Our Comprehensive Premarital Quiz
Byline: NICK CURTIS A NEW survey suggests that mothers judge the suitability of their future daughters-in-law by the cleanliness of their bathrooms, but as any girl knows this is only a fraction of the truth. No mother ever thinks that any girl...
Keeping It in the Family; the Picturesque Town of Guildford Has Rural Charm and City Sophistication. with Good Schools and Lush Countryside, It Is Perfect for Families, Says HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: ANTHEA MASEY GUILDFORD, the county town of Surrey, is one of the best places within easy commuting distance of London to bring up a family. This is a town that really caters for children. Spectrum, Europe's largest sports centre, offers...
Killer in the Kasbah; Marrakesh Is the Playground of London's Social Set, but a Recent Murder and Attacks on Two British Women Have Cast a Shadow of Fear over the Souks
Byline: PAUL PALMER THE DESERT city of Marrakesh, its very name redolent of the tumbledown Medina and a louche, exotic existence, has long been a magnet for well-heeled Brits. Only this summer, at the height of their marital travails, David and...
Make a Pig of Yourself; A Couple of Oinks and My Bill Is Halved in a Novel Promotion at a Fulham Gastropub Called the Farm
Byline: FAY MASCHLER HARD to believe there was ever a farm in this Fulham backwater. "Funny farm maybe," said my date as we picked our way past brawling teenagers and roadworks on Farm Lane to reach Tom Etridge's latest gastropub, THE FARM. In...
Make-or-Break Year for Ambitious Kafer
Byline: CHRIS JONES ROD KAFER is being touted as a potential coach of the Wallabies but his future will be determined by the success of Saracens, the misfiring Zurich Premiership outfit who have fallen from pacesetters to also-rans in just six years....
Margate Is in the Money. (or How the Home of the Kiss-Me-Quick Hat Has Become the New Housing Hotspot)
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL IT IS best known for donkey rides, saucy postcards and kiss-me-quick hats. But today Margate is named as a new property hotspot. Over the past three years house prices there have shot up by 84 per cent - a boom that...
Mayfair Lady; Actress Keira Knightley, 19, Has Chosen London's Grandest District to Buy Her First Home. Harry Phibbs Discovers Mayfair's Teen Appeal HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: HARRY PHIBBS AS ANY estate agent - or Monopoly player - will tell you, Mayfair is a hugely expensive place to buy property. It is hardly the first choice for 19-year-old first-time buyers, yet among recent purchasers is the actress Keira...
Natural Take on a Venetian Vision; PROMS 2004
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS King's Consort/King Albert Hall MONTEVERDI was dreaming, as many of us do, of Venice when he wrote his Vespers of 1610, one of the great choral masterpieces of the early Baroque. If he had in mind the hallowed galleries...
Nature Feels Force of Climate Change
Byline: MARK PRIGG;ELIZABETH HOPKIRK IT HAS been a confusing summer to say the least. First we were caught out in our winter suits by an early hot spell. Then August was a washout and, just when we had packed away our summer gear, the forecasters...
Nearly 1,000 Arrested as Police and Protesters Clash over Republican Convention; ANTI-BUSH DEMONSTRATORS MASS OUTSIDE TV STATION AND DELEGATES' HOTEL
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT;JAMES LANGTON ALMOST a thousand people have been arrested in anti-Bush protests during the Republican Convention in New York. In the worst clashes since the demonstrations began last week, riot police fought back a 1,000-strong...
News in Brief
And another thing... Charlotte 'furious' as Sony rejects her debut album Stun gun attack on driver THE release of Charlotte Church's debut album has been postponed because it is not good enough. Sony chiefs are said to be unimpressed with the album,...
News in Brief
'Depressed' Maxine Carr seeks NHS breast implants 'Walk away' risk of diabetes Victim of shooting during carnival party is named Five is TV's poets' corner Stun gun attack on driver Victory bus tour for Kelly Eurostar staff in strike ballot The former...
Perils of an HBOS Bid for Abbey
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON IT remains to be seen whether HBOS, the Halifax-Bank of Scotland group, will seek to buy Abbey National, but the prospect that it might has caused some odd thoughts on how the Competition Commission should react in the event...
Pick of the Crop; SEPTEMBER EVENTS: Fabulous New Designer Collections and Ceramic Exhibitions Are among the Exciting Shows London Has to Offer This Month, Says Barbara Chandler HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER SEPTEMBER in London is a gargantuan design fest. Putting on the style towards the end of this exciting month is a fabulous feast of 100% Design, the London Design Festival, Decorex and Focus. And they all have public days....
Pick of the Night
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Steel River Blues 9pm, ITV1 A NEW drama series following the ups and downs of a team of firefighters, charting their personal lives as well as their on-duty ones... Er, hold on, haven't we seen all this before. Wasn't...
[Pounds Sterling]100 Fines and Six Penalty Points in Speeding Shake-Up; FAIRER SYSTEM FOR DRIVERS CAUGHT JUST OVER LIMITS
Byline: PAUL WAUGH A MAJOR shake-up of the speeding laws was outlined by the Government today. Transport Secretary Alistair Darling unveiled the proposals to create a "fairer fines" system which would mean smaller penalties for minor offences...
Racing's Image Hit Again
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE Jockey Club and leading figures in the world of racing held their breath today after a dawn swoop left 12 people under arrest, including three jockeys and a trainer, amid allegations of race fixing. More than 130...
Share-Deal Ban Stokes MGM Takeover Hopes
Byline: WILLIAM MARSHALL MOVIE studio Metro-Goldwyn Meyer has reportedly banned some of its staff from buying or selling its shares, stoking speculation that a multibillion-dollar takeover of the group could be days away, with Time Warner the favoured...
Sharon Vows to Strike Back over Double Bus Bomb; ISRAELI TROOPS SEAL OFF CITY AFTER 16 DIE
Byline: PATRICK SAWER ISRAELI forces today sealed off the West Bank city of Hebron in retaliation for two deadly suicide bombings which killed 16 bus passengers during a wave of bloody terror attacks around the world. As Palestinian militants...
Southern Folk from Motor City; POP
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Blanche Borderline, W1 HAILING from Detroit does not seem to have harmed Blanche's country credentials. The male contingent of the banjo-plucking five-piece were last heard playing on the latest album by sexagenarian country...
So Where Are Bacon's 'Missing Millions'? the Brother of Artist Francis Bacon's Gay Muse Talks for the First Time about Their Relationship and the Mystery of the [Pounds Sterling]10m Legacy
Byline: EMINE SANER I MEET David Edwards outside a Tube station in west London. He's waiting for his son to finish work and says I can wait with him. The only reason he's agreed to see me, he says, is because he wants to put a few things straight...
Stand by for Alice on the District Line; THEATRE
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD Alice on the Underground Queen's, Hornchurch "IT'S a madhouse Monday morning on the Riverbank Estate," sings the onstage band by means of introduction to this spirited and decidedly 21st century take on Lewis Carroll....
Star Performer; She's the Only Red-Top Editor Who Has an Increasing Circulation. So How Has Dawn Neesom Bucked the Trend?
Byline: DAVID ROWAN DAWN Neesom has a message for rival editors. If you want to stay in business, dump your oldfashioned obsession with news and give the readers froth. "Why bore or depress them when they'll get all the news they want from TV...
Style Bargain; It Takes a Founder Editor of Elle to Turn a Garden Flat into a Palace by Using eBay and Ikea Bargains. Pattie Barron Visits Novelist Sally Brampton at Her Writer's Retreat HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON SALLY Brampton's Kilburn flat is proof that when passionate gardeners go shopping for a new home, what they are really shopping for is a new garden. "When I bought the flat two years ago, I saw 54 flats before this one,"...
Sven's Comedy Side; Eriksson Has Sharp Sense of Humour, Reveals His Pal Brooking
Byline: MICHAEL HART ON THE day Sven-Goran Eriksson returned to his office from his summer break mayhem reigned in Soho Square. The fallout from the Faria Alam scandal was at its height and the Football Association building was besieged by reporters...
The Really Useful Column; HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: ALISON CORK This week Alison Cork finds a 'wizard' for the wardrobe, clever candles and space-saving furniture Hang it all Maximising space in the wardrobe is always a battle, as the top part of the hanger carries the bulk of the garment,...
The Talk in BOXING
Amir's starting to learn the ropes out of the ring Golden George still glows Bakh the best in Athens Lennox helps Ali legacy Dinner date for Holmes For all Foreman's achievements as a pro boxer, the American legend says he regards his Olympic success...
Tim Beats the Pain Barrier to March On
Byline: CHRIS JONES TIM HENMAN, who will be 30 next week, is hobbling towards that mark while trying to stay in the US Open tournament at Flushing Meadow. Henman needed five sets to beat giant Croat Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and then...
Time for Honesty on Tax; Labour's Refusal to Reform the Tax System Is Part of Its Abandonment of the Left - a Shift Which Is Profoundly Damaging to British Politics
Byline: WILL HUTTON THE political system needs both its Left and Right. It needs the Leftist argument for equity, public purpose and justice; and it needs the conservative argument for order, property, suspicion of the state and the rights of the...
TOP JOCKEY SEIZED OVER RACE FIXING; Champion Fallon and 15 Others Held in Nationwide Dawn Raids
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING TOP jockey Kieren Fallon was arrested today by police investigating allegations of a massive betting conspiracy. He was held after a series of dawn raids across the country. Flat race champion Fallon, 39, was among...
Tottenham's Gamble Pays off with 14 New Players
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS NO other Premiership club has seen as much transfer activity as Tottenham this summer. Disgusted by a meagre return of 45 points last season, chairman Daniel Levy has appointed a new management team and backed them with the...
Tracks Refurbished ... in Hours a Train Derails; EMBARRASSMENT FOR NETWORK RAIL AFTER MULTIMILLION-POUND IMPROVEMENTS
Byline: DICK MURRAY NETWORK RAIL faced new embarrassment today after a train was derailed only hours after the track was reopened following extensive refurbishment work. The derailment came on the same day that engineers had finished work following...
Two Thirds OF WEEKEND NIGHT-TIME Ambulance CALLS ARE ALCOHOL RELATED
Byline: REBECCA SMITH THE burden that alcohol and binge drinking is putting on frontline NHS staff can be revealed today. Almost two thirds of all 999 calls attended by paramedics on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are alcoholrelated, an Evening...
Watchdog Bans IFA Firm over Precipice Bond Sales
Byline: STEVE HAWKES THE Financial Services Authority has taken unprecedented action against a firm of independent financial advisers for its part in the [pounds sterling]5 billion precipice bonds scandal. The City watchdog today banned David...
Welcome the Season with Flowers from SIA; READER EVENING HOMES & PROPERTY
Byline: PATTIE BARRON IT IS the little touches that make a home special, and nobody does these better than SIA, the home interiors and accessories company that has swept the world, and is represented in London by its flagship 5,000sq ft store, Figaro...
We're Getting Bigger; ... 61/2 Inches Larger around the Waist Than 50 Years Ago
Byline: MARK PRIGG THE average British waistline has increased by more than six inches since 1952, the biggest ever survey of body size revealed today. Experts blame the rise on the growing fast-food culture and a lack of exercise. The government-commissioned...
Wharf Bowls over India on His Debut
Byline: DAVID LLOYD NEW boy Alex Wharf made a dream start to his England career at Trent Bridge today, taking three wickets in the space of just 14 deliveries. The Glamorgan all-rounder was brought into the attack for the 12th over after the...
Why It's Right to Ban the Hijab in Schools
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN I AVOID France on holiday because of the overt racism I have experienced there. While Paris is a global city, mostly at ease with itself, my children and I have been treated with contempt in some of the loveliest parts...
Woodward Goes; England Coach: RFU Didn't Try to Talk Me out of It
Byline: CHRIS JONES CLIVE WOODWARD today resigned as England head coach and immediately started talks with the Rugby Football Union over his pay off. Woodward was contracted to the RFU until 2007 and will be entitled to a one year payoff if they...
Wray: It's a Fantastic Move for Woodward
Byline: CHRIS JONES SARACENS owner Nigel Wray is backing Clive Woodward's plans to transfer his World Cup-winning management skills from rugby to football in a bid to revolutionise the national game. While other leading figures in English rugby...
Yard Drops Abu Hamza Investigation; RADICAL CLERIC STILL FACES EXTRADITION TO U.S. ON 11 CHARGES
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR;OLIVER FINEGOLD RADICAL Muslim cleric Abu Hamza is no longer being questioned by UK authorities on alleged terror offences after a Scotland Yard investigation was dropped today. Detectives said he had been " dearrested" due...
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