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Articles from November 1, 2006

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10 Things You Didn't Know Can Age You
FROM drinking through a straw to sleeping too much, what daily activities are secretly ageing you? CLAIRE COLEMAN finds out DRINKING THROUGH A STRAW SUCKING on a straw can cause the same skin damage as sucking on a cigarette. "Pursing the lips...
4 in 5 Pupils Don't Study Languages; Skills Gap 'Could Hurt Economy'
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES FOUR out of five state schools no longer require GCSE pupils to do foreign languages, a survey reveals today. Experts warned the figures were storing up massive trouble for Britain's economic competitiveness. The survey...
A Bright Future; Gardening News
Byline: PATTIE BARRON The perfect light show Clusters of church candles indoors look warming and welcoming on a cold autumn night, and are even more cheering when grouped together outdoors inside a lantern, to greet guests. Hang Plantstuff...
A Bullet in His Head and Two in the Body-To Make Sure
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS MICHAEL Stone lives a reclusive life behind armoured shutters and steel doors at a secret address known only to a handful of trusted friends. He was released from a lifetime in prison under the Good Friday Agreement and...
A Leap of Faith; Slough, the Drab Setting for the BBC's Hit Comedy, the Office, Is Set for an Image Overhaul with a [Pounds Sterling]400 Million Masterplan and New, City-Style Living, Says David Spittles
SLOUGH has had bad press over the years, and now it has been voted one of the noisiest areas in England. In 1937, poet John Betjeman famously protested against the town's creeping industrialisation when he wrote: "Come, friendly bombs, and fall on...
Amec Gains as Bid Approach Comes to Light; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: MICKEY CLARK AMEC was marked higher today as it emerged that the support services group was the subject of an unsuccessful takeover approach earlier this year, but said nothing to shareholders. The shares rose 31/4p to 3761/4p, with more...
A Question of Cash
Byline: HENRY STUART Q During negotiations for the purchase of my flat, an advertisement appeared in a local newspaper from the developer offering [pounds sterling]10,000 cashback to anyone who exchanged contracts to purchase a flat in the building...
Are You Ready for a Shake-Up? Cocktails Have Never Been Cooler ... What You Should Drink, Where
Byline: NINA CAPLAN THERE was a time when cocktails were the naffest of drinks - just think of Del Boy with his Baileys and cherryade (complete with umbrella) or a pina colada topped with a wedge of pineapple as a holiday treat for your mum. ...
Arsenal's New Young Guns Are Proving Their Worth on Euro Stage
Byline: WAYNE VESEY ARSENE WENGER has transformed so many rough diamonds into gleaming gems during his decade at Arsenal that a career at De Beers could beckon should he ever tire of football. From Patrick Vieira to Cesc Fabregas and Nicolas...
Aussies in the Frame as Talarius Gets Approach
SHARES in Talarius soared 22p to 2591/2p today as the arcades and fruit machines operator admitted it was being courted by a suitor. While its strong cashflow makes it an appealing target for private equity, the most likely buyer is thought to be...
A World Apart; London Is Creating a New Breed of Resident - the Super-Gentrifiers, Who Enjoy Family Life Insulated from Their Urban Surroundings, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES THE onward march of gentrification in London has taken a step change. "Super-gentrified" areas are emerging: exclusive, middleclass enclaves of highly paid professionals cocooned from the wider community. They buy expensive...
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE; When the Clocks Go Back It's Time to Get Seriously Cosy. Katie Law Finds Little Luxuries to Welcome You Home
Byline: KATIE LAW THERE is something so satisfying about making a warm home for winter. But being cosy does not have to mean a traditional palette of chocolate browns and burnt oranges. The new cosy is modern, pale and interesting. It can be cashmere,...
Berlin's New Perfume Doesn't Smell So Sweet; Simon Rattle's Orchestra Has Played Its Debut Soundtrack and Gone Cut-Price on Its Records. Is It Heading Downhill?
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT AT THE start of its 125th season, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has descended from Parnassus and shattered two historic taboos. Breaking out of generic isolation, it has crossed on to the big screen and sound-tracked...
Brush Up Your Style
Byline: KATIE LAW Design news That's a good idea Hoover If you have a larger-than-average family, you have a larger-than-average laundry load. The new Hoover Vision HD can wash eight kilograms in one go and, thanks to modern technology,...
Cameron Banned from Quizzing Blair on Brown Takeover
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE Commons erupted today when David Cameron was silenced by Speaker Michael Martin. In a move Tory MPs called unprecedented, the Speaker intervened to stop their leader challenging Tony Blair on Gordon Brown's fitness to succeed...
Chef Tells Tom Murder Trial: Same Teenagers Mugged Me
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A CHEF today told an Old Bailey jury of his terror as he was attacked by the two men accused of murdering City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce. Kurshid Ali was set upon at Kensal Green station only 20 minutes before Mr Rhys Pryce...
City Bonus Billions Piled into Pensions
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER CITY highfliers are building a multibillion-pound wall of bonus money to put into their pensions. Billions of pounds have already f looded into personal pension plans after generous changes to the savings regime this April...
Critic's Choice Top Ten Films
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Gypo 15, 99 mins Jan Dunn's promising British debut about racism in Margate is illuminated by a fine performance from Pauline McLynn as a harried mum with a racist husband (Pauul McGann). Rich Mix. I Saw Ben Barka Get...
Diary of an Estate Agent; Temper Tantrums from the Neighbours, Hot and Spicy Texts and a Pair of Artful Dodgers Keep One Tower Bridge Agent Busy
Monday I had to call a client whose riverside apartment had been viewed by several buyers over the weekend. The silly excuses for not liking it included: "It's too far from the Underground". You would think that the viewer would have worked that...
DOMESTIC BLISS; Don't Panic at Suggestions That to Save the Planet We Must Now Take Fewer Foreign Breaks: The New in Destination Is Right on Your Doorstep
Byline: SIMON DAVIS IT IS sometimes claimed that the journey itself is the true essence of travelling, being more rewarding than the destination itself. This may have been the case in, say, the steam age, when a journey from Southampton to New York...
Dyson Hoovers Up a [Pounds Sterling]31m Pay Packet
Byline: SARAH MARKS BRITAIN'S best-known inventor, James Dyson, awarded himself a massive pay rise last year, catapulting him into the top tier of UK earners. Accounts filed at Company House say he took home [pounds sterling]31.5 million, a 44%...
Elvis-Mad Chuter Bids to Leave Kiwis All Shook Up
Byline: CHRIS JONES THE excitement George Chuter felt as he walked through the grounds of Elvis Presley's Graceland home will be eclipsed on Sunday when he runs out at Twickenham to face the mighty All Blacks wearing the England No2 jersey. This...
Fast Talk; Instant Interview with . . LAUREN LAVERNE
Byline: SIMON BUTTON DJ and TV presenter Lauren Laverne, 28, lives in Muswell Hill with her husband Graeme. She presents the Diesel U Music Awards on Channel 4 tonight I prefer to be on TV because you can be big and shiny and stupid. Chris Moyles...
Find a Special Gift and Fabulous Furniture
Come for drinks and shop for delightful Christmas homeware presents at Linley in Belgravia MAKE Christmas shopping fun - come along to our exclusive reader evening at the Linley shop in Belgravia, SW1, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on 29 November. Enjoy...
GadgetZone; USB ADD-ONS
Byline: MARK PRIGG IF YOU thought it was only a mouse and keyboard you could plug into your PC, think again - there's a whole world of weird add-ons out there that'll plug into your PC's USB port. Here, the experts at Stuff magazine (stuffmagazine.co.uk)...
Getting It Wrong from A-Z Doesn't Spell Success; Being Anointed Best Gastropub by a Listings Magazine Is No Guarantee of a Satisfactory Dinner
Byline: FAY MASCHLER The Marquess Tavern 32 Canonbury Street, N1 (020 7354 2975) Open Monday-Friday n oon-3pm and 6-10pm. Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm. A meal for two with wine, about [pounds sterling]78 excluding service. A RECENT article...
Girls Get a Go at Surrey Academy; LONDON SPORT ROUNDUP
CRICKET SURREY have announced the intake for next year's Pemberton Greenish Academy and, for the first time since its inception in 2002, the group will include girls. The Academy, based at the Surrey Cricket Centre in Burpham, has been hailed...
Glaxo Suffers after Broker's Thumbs-Down; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: MICKEY CLARK GLAXOSMITHKLINE was one of the early casualties among blue-chips with its price falling 10p to 1390p after the US broking house Morgan Stanley took a bearish view of prospects for the drugs heavyweight. The lack of visibility...
Gun Raider Shot Dead in Sweeney Ambush
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;CHRIS MILLAR A MAN was shot dead in a Flying Squad ambush on a gang of suspected armed robbers in Kent. The suspect, in his twenties, was shot in the chest by police marksmen after apparently firing a sawnoff shotgun...
Guy Fawkes Always Wins over Ghosts
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK THE clocks have gone back and the days are drawing in, but this week Londoners are making merry. After the excitement of Halloween, children are looking forward to this weekend's Bonfire Night. But although both celebrations...
HALLOWEEN MASSACRE; Teenager Is Machine Gunned to Death as Rival Gangs Clash at London Nightclub
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A TEENAGER was killed in a terrifying machinegun attack outside a London nightclub today. The 19-year-old victim and two other men were caught in a hail of bullets when a gunman opened fire near the Aristocrats club in...
Hambro and Fraser Clans Prepare for Wedding of Year
OF ALL the grand weddings which have taken place at St Margaret's Westminster, otherwise known as the Speaker's Church, in recent years this Friday's nuptials with 600 guests between Orlando Fraser and Clemmie Hambro probably take the biscuit, not...
Here's Johnny, like It or Not
Byline: PAUL CONNOLLY RAZORLIGHT SOME people really despise Razorlight. Or, rather, some people hate lead singer, Johnny Borrell - a supercharged pipecleaner, all mouth and trousers. It's not hard to work out why this should be. In fact, it's...
Huge Blow for Olympics as Consultant Tells Why He Quit; 'I Went There to Build Things Not Sit and Talk'
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER THE American construction expert whose shock resignation rocked London's Olympic preparations has delivered a damning blow on progress towards 2012. Jack Lemley, who received [pounds sterling]1,000 a day to oversee the building...
Husband of Leading Art Dealer Kills Himself at French Home
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN THE HUSBAND of one of London's leading art dealers has killed himself after being caught up in a [pounds sterling]34m City fraud scandal. Peter Catto, 64, shot himself at the French country house he shared with his wife Gillian,...
I'd Lie on the Floor Wailing. Olivier Would Say, 'Cry for 5 Minutes Then I'll Take You out on the Bike'
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA KYLIE MINOGUE has told how her "showgirl attitude" helped her through her battle against breast cancer. The 38-year-old star, who has now been given the allclear, adds: "When the cancer was diagnosed and I was going in...
Impressions of Renoir Improve; Master's More Obscure Work to Be Shown at National
Byline: PATRICK SAWER FOR many he is the painter who gave Impressionism a bad name, with works that even the most dedicated admirer would concede have a "chocolate box" quality about them. But a forthcoming exhibition of Renoir's work shows the...
In Brief
LAUREN LAVERNE Four children die in house blaze A WOMAN and her four young daughters died in a blaze at their home this morning. Their bodies were found by firefighters at the house in Accrington, Lancashire. The youngest child was less than a...
In Brief
Deng men turn down the Heat CHICAGO BULLS shocked Miami Heat in American basketball's season opener last night. The win marked the worst defeat in NBA history for a defending champion team on an opening night. British star Luol Deng scored 12...
In Brief
Millennium Dome may house the Masters Cup THE Millennium Dome may be used to stage the prestigious season-ending tennis Masters Cup. Shanghai's deal to stage the tournament, which features the top eight ranked players on the men's tour, expires...
In Brief
TWO GOALS from Tresor Kandol was not enough to keep Barnet in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after they fell to a 3-2 defeat at League One Cheltenham. Kandol headed the League Two strugglers in front after just six minutes, but the home side hit back...
In & out Tonight
MUSIC ERASE ERRATA THIS experimental allfemale US rock band, left, have been together for more than five years and are here to promote new album, Nightlife. . Spitz, Old Spitalfields Market, 109 Commercial St E1 (020 7392 9032, spitz.co.uk), 8pm,...
In the Air
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER . ANOTHER headache for ITV. Its new flagship political show, Sunday Edition, hosted by Observer columnist Andrew Rawnsley and Andrea Catherwood (right), is a flop in the ratings. The weekly programme, which launched last month,...
Iraq Inquiry Gaffe Puts Pressure Back on Blair
Byline: JOE MURPHY TONY BLAIR was under continuing pressure today to allow a full inquiry into the Iraq war. Downing Street's hopes that last night's victory in a crunch Commons vote had closed the matter were blown apart by a gaffe from the...
Irish Squad on Course for Cup Tilt
Byline: WILL HAYLER AIDAN O'BRIEN'S five-strong team for the Breeders' Cup arrived here last night to a wet welcome. But nobody was complaining as the turf track, which had been officially 'firm', received a cloudburst that should leave the course...
Jose Salutes His Comeback Kings
Byline: MICHAEL HART STRIP away all the bickering and playacting and you're left with the memory of a thunderous match and compelling evidence of Chelsea's European title credentials. There's little doubt Jose Mourinho's team are good enough...
Kate's Primrose Hell Halloweeeen; CHILDREN ENJOY A NIGHT'S TRICK OR TREATING WITH THE GOOD-TIME GHOULS
Byline: ROB SINGH PRIMROSE HILL mutated into Primrose Hell for Halloween as some of its best-known residents joined in the spooky fun. Members of the Hill's trend-setting set were out in force last night enjoying a Halloween party and trick or treating...
Keep Olympic Show on the Road
ANYTHING that threatens the delivery of the 2012 Olympics on time and on budget is disturbing for Londoners, and last night's comments from Jack Lemley, who resigned two weeks ago as chairman of the Olympic Authority, are certainly troubling. Mr Lemley...
Keep the Cost Down; Moving Is an Expensive Business. A New No-Frills Estate Agency Is Trading with a Flat Fee for Sales and Services. the Choice Is Yours
Byline: LORNA BOURKE ESTATE agency fees have always been a sore point with sellers - more so in recent years because house prices have doubled since 1998, yet the agent does nothing extra for the resulting higher payment. An agent selling a flat...
Ken's Changing Story on the Tube Terrorist
Byline: ROSS LYDALL THE REAL reason Mayor Ken Livingstone was forced to climb down over his claims that he was "happy" to have a convicted terrorist working on the Underground can be revealed today. His office issued two statements late yesterday...
Leaked Memo Fuels Fear of Crime Gangs from Romania and Bulgaria
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL FEARS of a crime wave fuelled by immigration from Romania and Bulgaria were sparked today by a leaked memo. The Cabinet document estimates Romanian gangs are already behind 80-85 per cent of cash machine crime in Britain,...
Lighter Jail Sentences for 'Poorer' Criminals
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM CRIMINALS who are poor could escape with lighter jail terms and lower fines under proposed guidelines published today by the Government's sentencing advisory panel. In a consultation document on the offences of theft and...
LondonCalling; the Latest News on All Your Favourite Clubs. Every Day
ARSENAL v CSKA Moscow Emirates Stadium, tonight, 7.45pm Sky Sports Xtra ARSENE WENGER will sidestep January's transfer window. He said: "I have the players I need." VERDICT: MOSCOW COME IN FROM THE COLD Cheltenham 3 BARNET 2 BEES keeper Ross...
LONDON Eye Who We Saw Doing What with Who Last Night . . . and Now Lite's Eye-Wards for the after Party
The most moving moment THE National TV Awards were mostly fun and frolics last night, but Steve Irwin's widow Terri had the stars and guests choking back the tears. As Mrs Irwin presented Sir David Attenborough with a Lifetime Achievement Award,...
London Hedge Fund Stars Scoop [Pounds Sterling]160m
Byline: SARAH MARKS THE 16 partners at one of the bestknown hedge fund managers in London today shared a $300 million ([pounds sterling]160 million) payout after they sold a 19% stake in their firm Lansdowne Partners to investment banking giant...
LONDON'S SOCIAL CLIMBERS; Once, Only the Aristocracy Counted, but These Days the Socially Ambitious Need to Cosy Up to Billionaires and Celebrities Too. We Name Those Who've Made It, the Risers and the Sliders
Byline: TOBY YOUNG WHAT is a social climber? On the face of it, it's anyone who manages to elevate themselves from humble beginnings to a prominent social position. But that can't be the whole of the story since, on that basis, Napoleon would...
London Tribes
Byline: CLAIR WOODWARD UP AND COMING ARTIES Area: Bethnal Green Who lives there: Chantelle, Preston and George Galloway from Celebrity Big Brother (though not in the same house), rapper Lady Sovereign, Andy and Lou from Little Britain (their flat...
MacGill Gives His Slant on England Spin Issue
Byline: DAVID LLOYD AUSTRALIA leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has indicated it could be Ashley Giles and not Monty Panesar who is targeted by the home side during the Ashes. MacGill, who has spent most of his Test career as Shane Warne's backup man,...
( Madonna Asks Chat Show Host to Be Godfather to Little David; ...on US Tour to Promote Her Latest Children's Book
Byline: ANNA DAVIS MADONNA used an interview on American TV to ask a chat show host to be the godfather of her new Malawian son. The 48-year-old popped the question to Regis Philbin, dubbed the "hardest working man in showbusiness" during an...
Madonna's PR Machine Goes into Overdrive . Interviewed on Newsnight by CANDLELIGHT . Singer Claims Baby's Father Refused Offer to Pay for Him Stay at Home in Africa . She Asks US Chat Show Host to Be Godfather . Oh, and Did She Mention Her New Book . . .?
Byline: ANNA DAVIS IT IS a Newsnight interview but this is Newsnight: Madonna style. When she appears on the BBC2 current affairs show tonight to defend the adoption of Malawian baby David Banda, it will be in different surroundings from what...
Mandela Pays Tribute to Botha, Face of Apartheid
Byline: JACK LEFLEY NELSON MANDELA today paid tribute to former South African President PW Botha, the face of apartheid who refused to release Mr Mandela from prison during his long fight to end white rule. "While to many Mr Botha will remain...
Man Shot Dead by Police in Armed Building Society Raid
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A MAN was shot dead in a Flying Squad ambush on a gang of suspected armed robbers in Kent. The suspect, in his twenties, was shot in the chest by marksmen after he allegedly fired a sawn-off shotgun at plain clothes officers....
Mayor's U-Turn on Backing for Terrorist Given a Job on Tube
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA KEN LIVINGSTONE has made an unprecedented U-turn after claiming he was "happy" to have a convicted terrorist working on the Underground. The Mayor issued two statements to "clarify" his position after saying there was nothing...
Mayor's U-Turn over Backing of Tube Terrorist; Ken Says He Didn't Know Facts- but He Was Told
Byline: ROSS LYDALL KEN LIVINGSTONE has made an unprecedented U-turn after claiming he was "happy" to have a convicted terrorist working on the Underground. The Mayor issued two statements to "clarify" his position after saying there was nothing...
Mind the Green Gap; This Week's Stern Report Reflects a Broad Consensus That Climate Change Must Be Tackled. but Putting It into Practice Will Be Far Harder and Uncertain to Meet with Public Sympathy
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THERE are not many major shifts these days on the fundamentals of politics, but the new accord on the dangers facing the environment between all main parties is one. That is not the same, however, as agreeing how green we should...
Minister Told to Pledge Cash for Crossrail
Byline: PAUL WAUGH FRESH doubts over Crossrail surfaced today after the Tories warned they could not take the project seriously until the Government confirmed it would help fund it. In a heated Commons debate, shadow transport secretary Chris...
Monster Show from the Franken Sisters
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON REVIEW Scissor Sisters Brixton Academy THE CRITICS may have greeted their second album with less of a fanfare than its title, Ta Dah, but after this theatrical Halloween spectacle there is no doubt about the devotion...
More Trick Than Treat in This Halloween Gig
Byline: STEPHEN MARR ROCK Metric Hammersmith Palais W6 OVER the years, Canada has produced some amazing musicians and songwriters, and continues to do so. Last night showed, however, that the mighty Commonwealth nation is not infallible. ...
More Weaselwords from the Queen of Casinos
Byline: NICK COHEN IT IS prissy to get overwrought about the hypocrisy of politics. Politicians, like the rest of us, sometimes have to say things they don't mean, and journalists of all people have no right to climb into the pulpit and lecture...
Mortgage Offers Rise to Five Times Your Salary
Byline: AMAR SINGH PROSPECTIVE homeowners are being offered mortgages of up to five times their joint salary by a high-street bank targeting first-time buyers. This unprecedented offer comes from Abbey, the UK's second largest home loans provider....
MY PLOT TO MURDER KEN; MURDER KEN Ulster Hitman Makes First Full Confession to Evening Standard
Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS MICHAEL STONE, the most infamous hitman of the Northern Ireland conflict, has confessed to planning to murder Ken Livingstone. In an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard, the former Loyalist assassin reveals how...
New Pp-Pad Pp-P-Perks Up Penguins; BREEDING IMPROVES AFTER ZOO REPLACES CONCRETE POOL
Byline: VALENTINE LOW IT CAME down, in the end, to a straight choice between sex and architecture. And sex won. The planners loved the modernist delights of the penguin enclosure at London Zoo, enthusing over it as "a constructivist delight in...
News in Brief
Hurley sets date for wedding LIZ HURLEY has finally set a date for her wedding to textiles tycoon Arun Nayar according to a friend of the actress. The couple, who have been dating for four years, are said to be tying the knot next year in two ceremonies,...
Nurses to March on Commons over Cuts; NHS WORKERS PROTEST OVER JOBS AND PRIVATISATION AS CASH CRISIS BITES
Byline: REBECCA SMITH NURSES and other health professionals are to march on Parliament today to protest against job losses and privatisation. They will be joined from all over Britain by unions, pensioners groups and members of the Keep Our NHS...
Offering Up the Extraordinary; OPENS FRIDAY
Byline: CORINNE JULIUS THE word "everyday" implies the routine, the humdrum and the mundane, but a new selling exhibition with that title at the Flow gallery in Notting Hill looks at the everyday through the eyes of seven silversmiths whose views...
Only One in Five State Schools Makes Its Pupils Learn a Language
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES FOUR out of five state schools no longer require GCSE pupils to learn a foreign language, a damning new survey reveals. Experts warned that the figures, published today in the National Centre for Languages (CiLT) annual...
Plans Derailed; the [Pounds Sterling]2 Billion Transformation of King's Cross Hits Delays as Plans Are Stopped in Their Tracks by Camden Residents. Mira Bar-Hillel Reports
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE regeneration of King's Cross, and the [pounds sterling]2 billion King's Cross Railways Land project, has been thrown into doubt again following legal action by residents' groups. Campaigners say members of Camden Council's...
Posh's Hotel Gets Cristal Clear List of Demands
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR SHE has been pictured shopping at Oxfam - but it seems Victoria Beckham still has a taste for the grander things in life. When the former Spice Girl announced she and her husband were checking into the ultrachic Hempel Hotel...
Protest after NHS Cuts 300 Staff in Six Months
Byline: REBECCA SMITH ALMOST 300 NHS staff in London have been made redundant in the past six months, government figures show. Fifty-six doctors, nurses and therapists are among the 299 to lose their jobs, including one nurse manager with 35...
Putting the Brakes on the Speeding Lobby
Byline: DIANE ABBOTT AS POLITICAL lobbies go, the anti-speed camera lobby is tiny polls suggest that 82 per cent of the public approve of the devices. For the facts about speed cameras, as set out in yesterday's Transport Select Committee report,...
REALLY USEFUL Bargains; This Week, Alison Cork Finds Wacky Wallpaper, Lies Down in (Faux) Leather and Sinks into Suede
Byline: ALISON CORK Magnetic attraction MagnetReceptive wallpaper from MagScapes looks like ordinary paper, but is specially treated so that magnetic motifs can be attached to it. The latest range, CloudScapes, has been created with children...
Really Useful Guide
Byline: ALISON CORK Alison Cork redesigns her interior - and the storage to go in it - gets into the Christmas spirit, and wins the perfect 'surround-sound' music system Get rid of unwelcome guests Having escaped my bedroom after spotting...
Really Wicked; Wizard of Oz Spin-Off Is Surprise Hit, Taking [Pounds Sterling]2.5 Million in a Month
Byline: PATRICK SAWER WICKED, the quirky spin-off from The Wizard Of Oz, has become a surprise West End hit. The musical - a story of two witches, one good, one wicked - took more than [pounds sterling]750,000 at the box office last week and...
Red Tape Made Me Quit, Says Olympics Boss; Ex-Games Chief Feared Budget Overrun
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER;ROSS LYDALL THE American construction expert whose shock resignation rocked London's Olympics preparations has delivered a damning report on progress towards 2012. Jack Lemley, who received [pounds sterling]1,000 a day to...
Reform Package Ends Up as Burn Offering
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THE hopelessness of the Football Association's stewardship of English football was illustrated yet again last week by their council's grudging and only partial acceptance of Terry Burns's modest reform package. The English...
Riads Fit for Royalty; TRAVELSEEN
Byline: JO FERNANDEZ WE all love a riad, but let's be honest, they do have a tendency to look the same - all whitewashed walls, earthy fabrics accessorised with twinkling tea lights and lanterns. Well, that's set to change with the opening today...
Rich Fare to Brighten Up the Darker Days; FLAVOURS OF THE MONTH
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION NOVEMBER NOVEMBER is a dank month, and the darkness descending early combined with the run-up to Christmas means that food needs to be rich and hearty. Fresh produce is still available and the first frosts will have...
SALON SECRETS; Health&Beauty
LEAH WOOD is the daughter of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and Jo Wood. A model and muse, she lives in London and has just been appointed the new spokeswoman for Aussie Hair Products. Bag of tricks... I have two separate bags - one for lip colour...
SIMPLY A GREAT DEAL; the Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Now Is Your Chance to Buy Some Smart Swiss Property - but Not for Long, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: CATHY HAWKER PROPERTY buyers only rarely get the opportunity to become involved at the start of an exciting renovation project in an extraordinary location. The National, a once beautiful Belle Epoque hotel in Montreux, one hour east of...
South West Trains to Swap Loos for More Passengers
Byline: DICK MURRAY RAIL passengers and commuter groups reacted with anger today after South West Trains announced plans to rip out lavatories on the most crowded trains in the country. Passengers claimed it could be the start of massive cost-cutting...
SPiBLOG
All your gossip from Lite's army of citizen reporters Osbournes' coverage might be in soft focus ITV2's red carpet coverage is being presented by Jack and Kelly Osbourne, but they may be forgiven if their appearances, and performances, are a wee...
Take a Piece of the Action; If You Want That Fabulous Swiss Chalet, There Are Clever Ways to Buy into the Dream. Cathy Hawker Is in the Know
BUYING Swiss property has been made much easier for foreigners since new rules were introduced in 2004 but there are still some restrictions on where and what you can buy. These differ from one region (or canton) to another but the main issue is one...
Take Away Test
Byline: FIONA HUNTER KFC EACH week we look at a different takeaway menu and tell you what to eat and what to avoid - to keep you slim and healthy. If you haven't ventured into a KFC for a while, you may be surprised to find it isn't as unhealthy...
Taylor Blasts Players as 'Unprofessional'
SHEFFIELD WED ....3 CRYSTAL PALACE....2 CRYSTAL PALACE manager Peter Taylor today accused his players of being unprofessional after his side dropped closer to the relegation zone with defeat at Hillsborough. Palace led twice through goals from...
Taylor Slams His Palace Flops after Late Slip-Up
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON CRYSTAL PALACE boss Peter Taylor t o d ay accused his players of being unprofessional after his side dropped closer to the relegation zone with defeat at Hillsborough. Palace led twice through goals from Shefki Kuqi and...
Tears of Crocodile Hunter's Widow at TV Awards
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA THE WIDOW of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin broke down in tears during an emotional surprise appearance at the National Television Awards. Terri Irwin took to the stage in trademark khaki at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony...
Terry Blast at 'Cynical' Barca; Chelsea Skipper Rages after Nou Camp Battle
Byline: LEO SPALL BARCELONA.......2 CHELSEA ............2 JOHN TERRY today insisted Barcelona's players resorted to dirty tricks because they felt threatened by Chelsea. The Blues captain slammed the offthe-ball incidents and Barcelona's attempts...
Terry Fury at Cynical Barcelona Terry Fury at Cynical Barcelona
Byline: LEO SPALL JOHN TERRY today branded Barcelona "cynical" and claimed they resorted to underhand tactics because they feel threatened by Jose Mourinho's brave new Chelsea. The Chelsea captain was angry at the Spanish side's behaviour last...
The 5times Your Salary Mortgage
Byline: AMAR SINGH HOUSEBUYERS are being offered mortgages of up to five times their joint salaries. It's an unprecedented deal by a high street bank targeting first-time buyers who cannot get on the property ladder. The increased borrowing...
The Dandiest Guide to Wearing Tweed without Looking Twee Go to Town in Country Style; Your Time
Byline: REBECCA BOYCE THIS season's catwalk shows were a celebration of all things ladylike. Designers indulged their passion for heritage fabrics - tartan, dogtooth and tweed - with Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Chanel all sending models down the...
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