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Articles from April 11, 2003

40,000 Surrender at Mosul
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY By Hugh Dougherty at Central Command, Qatar AN ENTIRE Iraqi army corps surrendered at the key northern city of Mosul today, leaving Saddam Hussein's regime facing a last stand in his home town of Tikrit. As their commanders...
A Londoner's Diary; Anne McElvoy on War Correspondents, Unscheduled Film Appearances and the Golden Rule of Beach Holidays
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY We live in an Islington square that is often hijacked by film companies searching for ye olde authentic settings. So far, we've been turned into Cinderella's backyard, a Dickensian Christmas and, on one spring day, woken up...
Among the Thieves and Looters, Dire Conditions at Hospital Treating Ali
Byline: STEVE BOGGAN By Steve Boggan in Baghdad OUTSIDE, the streets are spiralling into anarchy. Inside, water is running out and there is not enough electricity to power the operating theatres. This is the hospital where little Ali Ismaeel...
A Month of London at Its Best
Byline: KEN LIVINGSTONE WAR in Iraq fortunately has not directly touched London. Work by police, leaders of every community, and our security services dashed any terrorists' hopes. They remain working night and day to ensure this stays so. Londoners...
An Aggravated Hornet's Stinging Reply to David Mellor's Controversial Column .
Dear David IN your Friday column a few weeks ago, you made a number of negative comments about the way the FA Cup has gone this season and the fact that Watford are in the semi-finals. Those comments caused outrage in parts of Hertfordshire and...
Anarchy on Streets of Baghdad as US Troops Face Threat of Suicide Attacks; TRAGEDIES AT ROADBLOCKS AS SOLDIERS OPEN FIRE ON FAMILY CARS RATHER THAN RISK ANOTHER STRIKE BY SADDAM DIEHARDS
Byline: BOB GRAHAM By Bob Graham in Baghdad BAGHDAD was today in a state of near anarchy, with American soldiers too fearful of suicide bombers to control the army of looters continuing to rampage through the city. The death of three marines...
Ayr Conditioning Is Just Right for Gunther McBride's Quest
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM NOT many trainers could resist the lure of a race worth pound sterling600,000, but Philip Hobbs can gain handsome reward for his patience at Ayr tomorrow when Gunther McBride lines up for the Gala Casinos Daily Record Scottish...
Baghdad Falls - and Now the Smug Rule
Byline: WILL SELF OBVIOUSLY it's a little too early to say - what with sporadic fighting still going on in Baghdad, a Republican Guard brigade allegedly intact at Tikrit and the Kurdish-Turkish Molotov cocktail still primed with the oil wells around...
Bid to Clear A312 Rubbish Dump Ends in Costly Farce
Byline: TIM RIDER FIVE WEEKS ago the Evening Standard revealed that the A312, the gateway into London from Heathrow airport for thousands of tourists, was littered with 12 miles of burned-out cars, dumped mattresses and discarded litter. Hounslow...
Biotech Bidding Battle Shock as Duo Shy Away; Market Report
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS SHAREHOLDERS in Oxford GlycoSciences were left shell-shocked today as Sir Christopher Evans of Merlin Biosciences and Alan Goodman of Avlar shied away from making an offer for the biotech company. After due diligence,...
Biotech Bidding Battle Shock as Two Shy Away; Market Report
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS SHAREHOLDERS in Oxford GlycoSciences were left shell-shocked today as Sir Christopher Evans of Merlin Biosciences and Alan Goodman of Avlar shied away from making an offer for the biotech company. After due diligence,...
Boycott That Bombed; Confusion over Who Owns What Puts Paid to War on Euro Goods
Byline: RICHARD THOMSON AS IN any war, there have been casualties among civilians, ugly incidents of friendly fire, not to mention outright confusion in the ranks. From the start, the urge among jingoistic US consumers to boycott French and Germans...
Brown to Seek City Help in World Poverty Fight
Byline: JANE PADGHAM GORDON Brown is set to woo the City to help stump up an extra $50 billion a year to tackle world poverty. The Chancellor will table his ambitious International Financing Facility at this weekend's Group of Seven meeting in...
Burrell: Top Yard Woman Is Cleared
Byline: GRAHAM KEELEY;ROBERT JOBSON SCOTLAND YARD'S top woman detective will today be cleared of any wrongdoing over the collapse of the Paul Burrell trial. Detective Chief Inspector Maxine de Brunner and her team were accused of making "significant...
Bushy Tales
Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Liz is second best She may be their favourite cover girl but Liz Hurley was absent from GQ's 15th anniversary party at Isola last week. Probably a good thing, given GQ editor at large Adrian Deevoy's recollection...
Central Line Derailment Blamed on 'Catastrophic Failure of Maintenance'
Byline: DICK MURRAY A CATASTROPHIC failure of maintenance procedures on the Central line train which derailed at Chancery Lane station, injuring 32 passengers, is revealed today in an damning official report. The train's gearbox which failed,...
City Firms Vie to Grab Slice of Action in Scrap for Iraqi Oil Contracts
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER BIG City bankers and lawyers are rapidly choosing sides and battle tactics in an Anglo-American versus Franco-Russian showdown for the multibillion-dollar carve-up of Iraq's oil supplies. City banking sources said European...
Classics Are Left to Rot in National Film Archive; BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE UNDER FIRE OVER THREAT TO HISTORIC MOVIES AND TV FAVOURITES
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THOUSANDS of historic pieces of film in the National Film and Television Archive could be lost forever through decomposition and mould, according to a Government study released today. The National Audit Office report reveals...
Could Saddam's Fall Bring Peace to Palestine?; Iraq's Defeat Could Break the Impasse between Israel and the PLO
Byline: BERNARD WASSERSTEIN by Bernard Wasserstein Professor of Modern History at Glasgow University TROTSKY called war the motor of history. The fall of Baghdad has opened up the prospect of a renewal of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process....
Cunning Plan to Solve Housing Crisis - Move Commuters to France
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY MORE than 10,000 people are to be urged to move to France in a bid to beat the housing crisis in the South-East. The plan would see householders buy property in the Calais area and commute to London or other towns daily...
Cup Travel Chaos; No Trains Means M6 Nightmare
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS TRAVEL chaos on the roads looks certain ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Old Trafford after it emerged that not a single fan can get to Manchester by train. Two sets of rail works...
Dark Brilliance; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Scenes From the Big Picture, National's Cottesloe FEWER than 57 varieties of Belfast life are seen in Owen McCafferty's captivating, kalaidescopic view of a city living in desolation's long shadow. But there are enough...
Dear Lowri; Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions
Byline: LOWRI TURNER The perfect six I am a size 6 and always find it really hard to get clothes that fit. I also have size 2 feet. Please don't suggest children's shoes as I don't like the quality of the leather. I, too, have been a size...
Doubts Leave Biotech Bidding Battle in Chaos; Market Report
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS BRITAIN'S first hostile bid battle in the biotech sector looked in chaos today as Sir Christopher Evans of venture capital firm Merlin Biosciences and Alan Goodman of Avlar venture capital shied away from making an offer...
First-Class Cambridge
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Hotel Felix provides a calm retreat from the bustling hallowed streets of one of the world's most famous university towns, as Lydia Slater discovered The last time I was in Cambridge, a decade ago, it was to attend a student...
Folly of Labour's Pension-Pot Cap; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON GORDON Brown in his Budget speech largely resisted calls - even though they came loudest from Labour's traditional supporters in the trade union movement - to take some action to help resolve the pensions crisis. Of course,...
Forget All the Fuss, Paula Is Itching to Just Get Running
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THE photographers begged her for just one more shot and, good as gold, Paula Radcliffe obliged by offering yet another flash of her wounded knee. As ever, she was the smiling model of patience and cooperation. Only after...
For the Record . . . Arsenal Play Their 23rd FA Cup Semi-Final on Sunday, Equalling the Record Held by Everton. Chief Football Writer Michael Hart Recalls the Highlights of the 13 He Has Covered .
1971 v Stoke (drew 2-2 at Hillsborough, won 2-0 at Villa Park; beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley) Arsenal trailed 2-1 in injury-time when Stoke's John Mahoney handled a Frank McLintock header on the line. Peter Storey scored the penalty. Arsenal won the...
Fulham Loan Stars Can Stay
FULHAM are hoping to keep midfielders Martin Djetou and Junichi Inamoto for another year. Both players are due to return to their clubs in the summer after a season on loan but negotiations are under way to extend their stays. Fulham have started...
Get Your Free Glass; Watford Midfielder Is Bidding to Reach the Cup Final and Find a New Club: The FA Cup: Semi-Final: Watford V Southampton, Villa Park, Sunday, 4.30pm (Live on Sky)
Byline: MATT HUGHES THERE can be few players who illustrate the precarious position of the modern footballer better than Stephen Glass. The Watford midfielder could yet score the winner in an FA Cup final and spend the summer searching for a club....
Guide to the Rest of Tomorrow's TV Races
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM Newbury (CH4) 1.35 Last year's St Leger hero Bollin Eric needs to be better than ever to defy a Group 1 penalty, while Asian Heights is unexposed yet tricky to assess after flopping in the Arc. Nysaean's best form brings...
Hit Squad Sent in as 'Super School' Fails after 6 Months; MAJOR BLOW TO GOVERNMENT'S PLANS FOR INNER-CITY EDUCATION
Byline: TIM MILES THE FIRST of the Government's flagship "super schools" is failing only six months after it opened, the Evening Standard can reveal. A hit squad has now been sent in to rescue Greig City Academy in Haringey. A new "chief executive"...
'Houses Up by 2.7%' since End of Last Year
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL LONDON house prices are 2.7 per cent higher than they were at the end of 2002, a new report reveals today. Figures from the Halifax also show London prices 18.8 per cent higher than a year ago, compared to 23.4 per cent...
Ilaria Bulgary; the Spacious Hyde Park Apartment of the Bulgari Heiress Mixes Traditional Style with the Avantgarde - Just like Ilaria Herself
After Ilaria Bulgari had spent a year studying Chinese at Shanghai University, her parents, quite rightly, decided it was time for her to return home to New York. Somewhat unwillingly, Ilaria, only 17, conceded. However, as soon as she got back...
Iranian Nights; There May Be a War Going on in the Middle East, but for London's Persian Exiles, Who Fled Here after the 1979 Revolution, the Partying Never Stops. Here, William Cash Reveals the Extraordinary World of the Iranian Fast Set
Byline: WILLIAM CASH At 7.30pm on the first Saturday of the war with Iraq, a presidential line of chauffeur-driven S-Class Mercedes cars snaked along Park Lane, all heading to a pound sterling140-aticket gala ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel. On...
Iraqis Storm Terror HQ in Frantic Hunt for Missing Relatives
Byline: PATRICK SAWER HUNDREDS of angry Iraqis besieged the dark heart of Saddam Hussein's regime today in a bid to discover the fate of thousands of people who disappeared during his reign of terror. They stormed the national headquarters of...
Is It Love, Actually for Martine and Her Man?
Byline: ANDR PAINE SHE has, to say the least, been unlucky in love. But after a string of disappointments, Martine McCutcheon clearly feels she has met her perfect match. The relationship comes as the former EastEnders star is set to pursue...
'It's Not Something You Can Ever Imagine Someone Saying to You: " You've Got Leukaemia"'
Byline: GENEVIEVE FOX Chris Corbin, creator of The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey, talks to Genevieve Fox about the shock of being diagnosed with cancer and giving up his successful career as a restaurateur to cope with his illness When I tell...
It's Now or Never for Irish as Elvis Proves Too Much
Byline: MARK BALDWIN CONOR O'SHEA refused to feel 'all shook up' at Bath's Recreation Ground last night, despite seeing a man called Elvis score the dramatic late try which drags his London Irish side back into the Zurich Premiership relegation...
Kabba Puts His Shirt on Gunners; the Sheffield Utd Striker Is a Lifelong Arsenal Fan . . . and He'll Be after Henry at the Final Whistle: FA Cup: Semi-Final: Arsenal V Sheffield United Old Trafford, Sunday, 1.30pm (Live on BBC1)
Byline: LEO SPALL STEVE KABBA has several ambitions to realise against Arsenal on Sunday and getting Thierry Henry's shirt is near the top of his list. The Sheffield United striker will be able to tick off another just by playing in the FA Cup semi-final...
Keira Hits Hollywood; Dr Zhivago Actress Sets Sail for Stardom with Pirate Movie Role
Byline: JESSICA HODGSON WE HAVE seen her kicking a ball about as the tomboyish Jules in Bend it Like Beckham. Then, last year, she smouldered her way across revolutionary Russia as Lara in ITV's remake of Dr Zhivago. Now 18-year-old Keira...
Large Nod to PC Prudes
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH AS I was saying recently to Hans Frei (the German factotum who holds my phone for me when I'm driving), anagrams often reveal the dark hidden meaning behind seemingly innocuous names and phrases. Evangelists are unmasked...
Marathon Week in the Evening Standard; WIN a Trip to the New York Marathon
YOU COULD be the lucky Evening Standard reader who will take three friends to this year's New York Marathon. Just a phone call away, this five-day luxury trip is the ultimate prize in our week of fabulous giveaways, offers and draws to celebrate...
Masters Suffers a Gloomy Start
Byline: DAVID SMITH WITH impeccable timing in keeping with the theme of the week here, rain today began to fall at the precise moment Sandy Lyle struck the first shot of the 67th US Masters. This tournament glories in the beauty of the golf course...
Mayor Leads Drive to Bring Back the Tourists; AS WAR AND TERRORISM FEARS HIT BUSINESS IN THE CAPITAL
Byline: BEN LEAPMAN MAYOR Ken Livingstone today launches a major new initiative to boost London's economy and tourist industry. The month-long Totally London campaign, to be run in partnership with the Evening Standard and 95.8 Capital FM, will...
Mayor Steps in to Halt Mermaid Demolition
Byline: GEORGE RICHARDS THE controversial plan to demolish the Mermaid Theatre has been postponed indefinitely after Mayor Ken Livingstone ordered a stay of execution. Plans to knock down the 600-seat theatre, in Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, to...
Meet the Man Who Made Ali G Massive; Life & Style: When Stylist Jason Alper Spotted a Cow-Print Tracksuit in a Harlem Shop He Knew the Rest Would Be a Breeze
Byline: MELANIE RICKEY WHEN Sacha came to me with the idea of Ali G, he said: 'White suburban guy. Spent too much time watching rap on MTV. Massive identity crisis. Thinks he's black and essentially a fool.' And I thought - 'ere we go!" So...
Moody's Twists the Knife in Struggling Corus over Debt Fears
Byline: STEVE HAWKES STRICKEN Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus was reeling from a fresh blow today after Moody's slashed one of the company's key credit ratings by four levels. The agency blamed the challenges Corus faces in renewing a e1.4 billion...
Mosul Falls as Kurds Walk In
Byline: HUGH DOUGHERTY By Hugh Dougherty at Central Command, Qatar THE KEY northern Iraqi city of Mosul fell today, leaving Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit facing a last stand against US troops. Kurdish fighters walked into Mosul unopposed...
Mr Brown's Idea of Fair Pay
THE CHANCELLOR'S Budget announcement that at least 20,000 civil service jobs will disappear from London and be located elsewhere, allied to his statement that there must be more regional flexibility in pay bargaining, have placed the Government on...
My London
Byline: CHARLOTTE WILLIAMSON Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor avoids driving in town - and her mother in Harvey Nichols Where do you live and why? In Hampstead with my boyfriend. I've only just moved and thought it would feel too grownup but I love...
NAB Setback as It Flags a Letdown on Profits; Market Report
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH NATIONAL Australia Bank, the country's largest and the owner of Britain's Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank, took centre stage today, saying full-year profit growth would be at the lower end of the market's target range....
New Big Spenders Are Young Single Men; ADVERTISERS CHANGE TARGET AS SURVEY REVEALS SECRETS OF MALE SHOPAHOLICS
Byline: ELAINE GALLOWAY THEY'RE an advertiser's dream - young and single with money to spend, free time in which to spend it and a taste for the finer things in life. However, this image of the perfect shopper impulsively snapping up the latest...
Now Doctors Warn: Never Use Sunbeds; YOUNG IGNORE SKIN CANCER RISK
Byline: MAXINE FRITH THE British Medical Association today urged people to stop using sunbeds completely, amid soaring rates of skin cancer in the UK. Doctors' leaders also said the Government should launch a public health campaign warning of...
Old Habits a Worry for Zola
GIANFRANCO Zola hopes Chelsea have finally learned their lesson as they close in on a Champions League spot. A 2-1 victory over Sunderland last Saturday kept the Blues fourth in the table. Although they go into tomorrow's match at home to Bolton...
Olivers Give Us a First Peek at Boo
Byline: GEORGE RICHARDS JAMIE and Jools Oliver today proudly showed off their new baby daughter to the world. With one-year-old daughter Poppy on Jamie's shoulders, Jools posed happily with newborn Daisy Boo outside Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea...
On the Grid: UNLIKELY ROMANTIC NOVELISTS
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN on the grid: UNLIKELY ROMANTIC NOVELISTS ANN WIDDECOMBE, 55 ROMANCE None. She lives with her mother in Kennington, South London, and also has a house in her constituency, in Sutton Valence, Kent SAYS 'Men are...
Park Life; Veteran Model Cecilia Chancellor Takes to Hyde Park to Prove How Wearable This Season's Satin Really Is
Byline: SASHA SLATER The old girl network at St Paul's Girls' School has worked very efficiently for Cecilia Chancellor. Indeed, it started operating when she was still a pupil there: 'A friend at school got me my first modelling job when I was...
Perfectionist James Saves Best until Last; Footballer of the Month
Byline: MICHAEL HART MOST goalscorers can talk you through a catalogue of their greatest goals, so I assumed that most goalkeepers-would similarly store their great saves in the memory bank. Perhaps most do, but not David James. He is not 'most'...
Pictures at a Wedding
NEWSPAPERS along with other media will be breathing a sigh of relief at the outcome of the privacy battle over wedding photographs of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Today's High Court ruling by Mr Justice Lindsay does not create a new law...
Ready Meal Revolution
Byline: CHARLOTTE WILLIAMSON The Grocer on Elgin is a deli with a difference run by the couple behind The Sugar Club What is it? From the outside, with its profusion of dark wood and chrome, it could easily be mistaken for an upmarket hairdresser....
Red Devil
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Damian Lewis, star of Band of Brothers and The Forsyte Saga, is poised for his first film release in an $80-million sci-fi movie. Will he make the Hollywood grade? This Eton-educated redhead certainly thinks so, discovers...
Retail Therapy the Real Key for US in Battle against Bout of Economic Blues
Byline: LAUREN CHAMBLISS SADDAM Hussein has been toppled and there is jubilation in the streets of Baghdad, but will American consumers respond this weekend with their usual form of celebration - shopping? Storekeepers across the US are hoping...
Reuters' Rulers in Last-Chance Saloon
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE real fireworks at Reuters, purveyor of Iraq war footage and international share prices, will probably come at next year's annual meeting, rather than next Thursday's. Investors nursing a 70% fall in the share price over...
RFU Count the Cost of 2007 Bid
Byline: CHRIS JONES AS England rugby's top officials surveyed the wreckage of their failed bid to land the 2007 Rugby World Cup, it became blindingly obvious they had been routed by the game's intransigent old guard. In practical terms it meant...
Rhyming Cup-Let
Byline: NEIL WARNOCK;DAVID SEXTON NEIL WARNOCK is a keen amateur poet. So keen that he agreed to a Standard Sport request to mark Sunday's semi-final with a special verse. He even got up at 7am yesterday to compose it. Eighty minutes later Rhyming...
Sage Founder Quits at 42 with [Pounds Sterling]135m in the Bag
Byline: NICK GOODWAY THE founder of Britain's biggest computer software company today announced his retirement at the ripe old age of 42, walking away with a shareholding worth pound sterling135 million. Graham Wylie wrote Sage's first accountancy...
Sars Will Push HK into a Slump, JP Morgan Warns
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH THE killer flu will send Hong Kong tumbling into recession as demand slumps and prices drop, JP Morgan Chase has warned. The investment bank's forecast is the bleakest yet for the territory, as the spread of Severe Acute...
Scousers Are a Shore Thing; POP
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD The Coral, Astoria, WC2 MISTAKENLY regarded as near-feral, swaggering Liverpudlians, the six men of The Coral actually hail from across the Mersey: Hoylake, the salubrious end of the Wirral to be precise. It is an important...
Shock of the New in the Realm of the Old; the Arts: Charles Saatchi Displays His Unrivalled Collection of Modern British Art to Its Best Advantage - against the Edwardian Splendour of County Hall
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL FROM the moment, now so long ago that I cannot recall the when, how and where of it, Charles Saatchi emerged onto the London scene as a major player in the field of contemporary art, I have held the view that he has been performing...
Sophie Cancels US Trip as She Is Hurt in Fall
Byline: ROBERT JOBSON THE Countess of Wessex has been ordered to rest by doctors after injuring her back in a fall. Sophie has cancelled a visit to America with Prince Edward, fuelling speculation that she is pregnant. In December 2001 she...
Space Race Brought Down to Earth; GORDON BROWN'S STAMP DUTY RELIEF MOVE GIVES 'DISADVANTAGED' CANARY WHARF THE EDGE IN ITS OFFICES BATTLE WITH THE CITY
Byline: NICHOLAS FAITH AND THE big winner, believe it or not, is Canary Wharf. No, really. Among the more minor items in the Budget was relief from stamp duty for properties, however large, in "disadvantaged areas". This includes the whole of...
Spurs Use Maradona Doctor to Treat Their Top Stars
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS TOTTENHAM have called upon a doctor who was Die go Maradona's personal physician to help solve their injury crisis. Argentine doctor Dario Rubens Oliva has already provided a number of 'miracle' cures that have prevented...
Stamping Down on the Rat-Run Menace; Motoring
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS RAT-RUNNING - we are all guilty of it. Why sit in a long line of traffic going nowhere when you can dive down a sidestreet and find a crafty shortcut? It seems to be a temptation impossible to resist for commuters and is a...
Stirred by the Cocktail Kings; Life & Style: This Girl's Life
Byline: KATE SPICER I BUMPED into a barman - we'll call him M - whom I first knew back when I was a very naughty, very young woman. I floated, gracefully I thought, into the opening of the Bonchurch Brasserie on Portobello Road on Wednesday night....
The Best of the Maldives; Travel
Byline: SALLY SHALAM A WORLD-CLASS dive destination, the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls lapped by liquid turquoise, is soon to be Britain's top longhaul choice, according to longhaul giant Kuoni. Brits, Germans and Japanese are falling over...
The Celebrity Control Freaks; Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Today Lost Their Privacy Claim. Has Bringing the Case Also Damaged Their Image?
Byline: TIM COOPER THERE IS, so the cliche goes, no such thing as bad publicity. Just try telling that to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - or the power brokers of Hollywood. To the handful of Hollywood publicists who control access...
The Day I Was Beaten Up by My Nanny; Life & Style: As the Vetting of Childcarers Comes under the Spotlight, One Mother Tells How Her Agency Nanny Turned Violent
Byline: BIRGIT CUNNINGHAM NINE months ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Jack. His father, society figure Harry Nuttall, denied paternity, and I was left to bring up my baby alone, just like my old friend Elizabeth Hurley. Life can be...
The Stars, the Stripes; Detroit's the White Stripes Are Setting the Tone for the Next Wave of British Pop
Byline: STEVE JELBERT THE White Stripes, who play two sold-out shows at the Brixton Academy tonight and tomorrow, currently top the British album chart with their fourth album, Elephant. Since their first shows here in the summer of 2001 - greeted...
The Top Ten Tasty Celebrities
The trend for celebrity products is on the rise. Whether it's by stocking your cellar, your fridge or your store cupboard, these famous faces want to become household names When he started his organic food firm, Duchy Originals, 13 years ago, Prince...
The Woman Who Tamed David Bailey; Life & Style: And Now the Wife of the Iconic Fashion Photographer Is Back on the Catwalk at the Age of 41
Byline: LIZ JONES WHEN you are invited for coffee at the London home of David and Catherine Bailey, you might expect to be summoned to a Chelsea mews house, furnished with white leather Eileen Gray chairs, sheepskin rugs and populated by dolly birds....
Three Big Questions US Must Answer in New Iraq
Byline: ROBERT FOX WAR BRIEFING By Robert Fox Defence Correspondent LIKE the morning after the night before, the leaders of the coalition are now having to take stock of their lightning offensive in Saddam's Iraq - and the unexpected speed with...
Tiger Faces Up to Record Delay
Byline: DAVID SMITH TIGER WOODS may be looking at a ruby Tuesday finish in his quest for an unprecedented third successive US Masters title. Woods, who wears a deep red shirt on the last day of a golf tournament, was among the 93 players who...
TOBY YOUNG IS THE ... Restaurant Spy
'The clientele at CHRISTOPHER'S are cut from the same cloth' I've always felt there was something slightly schizophrenic about Christopher's. It thinks of itself as a typical 'American' restaurant, serving up classic, 'surf 'n' turf' food in an...
Travel-Sick Fans Left on the Road to Hell by FA
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THE weakest FA Cup semi-final line-up in years attracts my attention not because of the games but because of the problems travelling fans will encounter trying to get to them. Arsenal supporters face the prospect of a journey...
Tube PPP Firms Arguing over Whose Spilt Glue Jammed the Central Line
Byline: DICK MURRAY THE first clash between the new private-sector owners of the Tube broke out today. Bizarrely it is over who is responsible for some spilt glue which caused further cancellations on the troubled Central line. Dust from tunnel...
Tufnell Return Isn't Ruled Out
Byline: MARK BALDWIN MIDDLESEX are refusing to rule out the possibility of Phil Tufnell playing for the county again. Former England spinner Tufnell shocked Middlesex supporters yesterday by announcing his retirement, after 18 years at the club,...
Watch out There's a Hype About
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN The Jungle Book 2 What is it? The sequel to Disney's much-loved 1967 animation. Out on general release today, it retains many of the classic characters from first time round and tells the story of 'man cub' Mowgli's return...
We Love 1977; Birth of Punk Is Our Favourite Musical Year
Byline: ADAM BLENFORD IT was the year Elvis died and the angry upstarts of rock stormed the music charts. The Queen may have celebrated her Silver Jubilee but it was the sounds of the Sex Pistols and The Clash that revitalised British pop culture....
When Overmars Scored to Win the Cup Tie That Never Was; the FA Cup
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ON the face of it, the fifth-round FA Cup tie at Highbury on 13 February 1999 had little to commend it. Arsenal, champions and Cup holders, were playing Sheffield United, who were enjoying mid-table anonymity in Division One....
Who's in the Queue?; Travel
ARE we intrepid travellers or are the war and Foreign Office edicts keeping us at home? Jo Fernandez monitors the check-in-queues. Destination: Istanbul. Flight: Turkish Airlines TK1980, 11.45 from Heathrow, yesterday. Foreign Office says:...
You Have No Privacy Right; Judge's Ruling Leaves Star Couple Losers on Key Issue over [Pounds Sterling]1m Wedding Pictures
Byline: PAUL CHESTON CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and Michael Douglas today lost their High Court battle in which they claimed their privacy had been invaded following snatched pictures of their pound sterling1 million wedding. But Mr Justice Lindsay...
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