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Articles from January 7, 2011

2011: A STARS ODYSSEY; Kate Winslet Could Find a New Love, and Lara Stone Will Need All Her Strength of Mind. It's Going to Be a Packed 12 Months for Us All, Says Shelley Von Strunckel
Byline: Shelley von Strunckel Aries 20 March - 19 April VictoriaBeckham It's all happening in Aries. Will this be too much for the queen WAG and budding couturier? In early April, expansive Jupiter and edgy Uranus are joined by Aries' own ruler,...
3D Camcorders and Super-Thin Laptops Will Be Year's Top 'Toys'
Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Editor in Las Vegas ULTRA-THIN laptops and 3D camcorders will be among the year's top gadgets, say experts, as thousands of technology firms launched products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fraser...
A BLAST FROM THE PAST; Why Settle for a New Model That's No Great Shakes If Oldies Truly Can Be Golden, Writes David Williams
Byline: David Williams FANCY treating yourself to a new car for the New Year -- but can't decide whether to splash out on a factory-fresh model or find a used one? It's a tricky decision but Which? magazine recently carried out some interesting...
A Buffet Is the Perfect Common Touch for a Royal Do
Byline: Nick Curtis BILLY Connolly is a royal favourite, his wife Pamela Stephenson sanctified as a national treasure by Strictly Come Dancing, but I suspect the pair will find themselves off the list for Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials....
Academies Offer More Freedom
WITH regard to controversies over schools converting into academies: academies generally pay better than state schools. The nub of the issue for teaching unions is their fear they will lose their collective bargaining rights, powers that have been...
Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 17 at Bath House as They Wash for Prayers
Byline: Mirwais Khan Associated Press A SUICIDE bomber struck a bath house in a southern Afghan city today as men gathered to wash before Friday prayers, killing 17 people. One of the victims, a border police inspector, was the apparent target,...
A Load-Lugger to Be Reckoned with; Road Test
Byline: Mike Stone BMW 520D SE TOURING Top speed: 138mph; Emissions: 137g/km; Combined fuel consumption: 54.3mpg (claimed); Price: [pounds sterling]31,815 NO car can tick all the boxes, and a compromise or two is usually inevitable. But BMW's...
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SEASON OF THE WITCH Cert 12A, 97 mins CAN you imagine Nic Cage as a 14thcentury crusader? No, nor can I. At one point, returning home after umpteen battles, he says to Ron Perlman's equally bloodied companion: "Who's buying the drinks?" This is...
Anger at Oyster Cards 'Rip-Off'; Millions Hit by Higher Penalty for Forgetting to 'Touch Out'
Byline: Pippa Crerar and Andy McCorkell COMMUTERS are facing a multi-million-pound Oyster card "rip-off" as record numbers are overcharged for journeys. Passengers will pay charges of at least [pounds sterling]67million this year partly because...
Anti-Bribery Laws 'Could Cost British Firms Foreign Trade'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent JUSTICE Secretary Ken Clarke was under growing pressure today to reconsider "draconian" new anti-bribery laws after the Government admitted they could harm British businesses. The Ministry...
At His Lowest Point Phil Was Still Top Class
Byline: Paul Benson Charlton striker pays tribute to Parkinson ON SUNDAY, I'll be at White Hart Lane for our FA Cup tie against Tottenham but I won't be on the pitch after my appeal against a three-match ban for my sending off at Colchester on New...
Attack Ace Jimmy Is in the Mood to Conquer the World
Byline: Jonathan Agnew BBC Cricket Corresponent in Sydney on England's fast-bowling sensation THE Ashes are secured but this winter can get even better for England. Their fielding in this series, and their ability to bowl reverse swing, means they...
Beauty
Byline: EDITED BY EVEIE LONGDON Three of the best detox plans 1 Nosh Detox has several programmes to choose from including the basic ABC plan that's ideal for beginners. For the first three days, to rehydrate the body and eliminate toxins, you...
Blow to Grant's Survival Hopes
WEST HAM are unlikely to decide on Avram Grant's future until after the club's back-to-back cup ties at Upton Park but even positive results from those games may not save him, writes Ken Dyer. Co-owners, David Gold and David Sullivan, are understood...
Boxing Champion Killed on Bicycle; Heavyweight Star Gary Mason Dies after Being Struck by Van
Byline: Rashid Razaq FORMER British heavyweight champion Gary Mason has died after his bicycle was hit by a van. The 48-year-old was cycling near his flat in Wallington, Surrey, yesterday at around 6.10am when he was struck. Paramedics treated...
Boxing Champion Killed on Bicycle; Heavyweight Star Gary Mason Dies after Being Struck by Van
Byline: Rashid Razaq FORMER British heavyweight champion Gary Mason has died after his bicycle was hit by a van. He was cycling near his flat in Wallington yesterday at about 6.10am when he was struck. Paramedics treated him at the scene but...
Businesses Offer 'VAT Sales' in a Bid to Keep Londoners Spending
Byline: Emma Worthington and Jamie Thunder LONDON businesses are spreading January cheer by refusing to pass on the VAT rise to their customers. While many belts are being tightened after the Christmas period with the tax increased to 20 per...
Check Out
Byline: Edited by Hettie Harvey Cattle class... Treat your nearest and dearest to a restorative New Year's break at Soho House's Somerset outpost, Babington House. The Cowshed Gift Set, [pounds sterling]195, comes with a candle, room fragrance and...
Chill-Out Music Comes to Somerset House; REVIEW
Byline: SIMON BROUGHTON ICE MUSIC Somerset House A WEEK ago the Thames Embankment was burning with fireworks for the new year, but now it chills to the sound of ice in an igloo-like grotto on Somerset House's River Terrace. On stage are two...
City Boost as Wall St Top Banker Moves to London
Byline: Simon English and Nick Goodway ONE of Morgan Stanley's top bankers is moving from New York to London in a clear sign that the City is winning its campaign to prevent a clampdown by politicians on an industry that critics regard as out of...
Clegg: Scrap Control Orders and Give People Freedom
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor NICK CLEGG promised today to make 2011 a year to "give people's freedom back" as he laid the ground for a reform of control orders for terror suspects. The Deputy Prime Minister said he would repeal intrusive...
Clegg: Scrap Terror Control Orders and Give Back People's Freedom
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor NICK CLEGG promised today to make 2011 a year to "give people's freedom back" as he laid the ground for a reform of control orders for terror suspects. The Deputy Prime Minister said he would repeal intrusive...
COLIN IS KING; Firth Is Magnificent as the Stammering George VI, Helena Bonham Carter Majestic as the Queen Mum and Geoffrey Rush Miraculous as the Irreverent Aussie Speech Therapist Who Helps Him
Byline: David Sexton FILM OF THE WEEK THE KING'S SPEECH Cert 12A, 118 mins YOU think yet another gamey old historical drama -- about the royal family in the Thirties, for heaven's sake -- is not for you? It is, it is -- when it's as good as...
Commons in Denial over the Old Claims Gravy Train
Byline: Joe Murphy AS David Chaytor completes an epic fall from revered MP to imprisoned thief, two equally strong reactions can be heard. In homes and offices, people are saying with venom: "Good! It's about time one of them got what they deserve."...
Critics' Choice
FIVE BEST FILMS LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS Cert 15, 112 mins Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are the lusty lovers in a rom-com that's both sexy and heartbreaking. THE WAY BACK Cert 12A, 132 mins Colin Farrell is among the convicts who escape the Russian...
Devastated Smith Still Haunted by Wembley Heartache; Striker's Dream of Playing in Last Year's Final Was Wrecked Just Two Hours before Kick-Off, Writes Julian Bennetts
Byline: Julian Bennetts DREAMS are often crushed in football but for Queens Park Rangers striker Tommy Smith finding out that he wasn't going to be playing in an FA Cup Final was particularly cruel. Last May, just two hours before kickoff, the...
Director Is Lost for Words over Success of King's Speech
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent THE KING'S SPEECH director Tom Hooper has admitted he "cannot fathom" why the film looks set to become the year's biggest hit. Nominated for seven Golden Globes and expected to sweep the board...
Dvd and Blu-Ray Releases
Byline: Steve Morrissey THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Momentum, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Noomi Rapace's pierced, bisexual, tattooed geek detective (of sorts) is centre stage in the second Swedish drama based on Stieg Larsson's books. And she's compelling...
EXPENSES CHEAT MP SENT TO JAIL; CHAYTOR SHOCK AT 18 MONTHS' SENTENCE OVER SCANDAL THAT SHOOK OUR FAITH IN PARLIAMENT; MP's [Pounds Sterling]22,000 False Claims on Two Properties
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent SHAMED Labour MP David Chaytor was today jailed for 18 months as he became the first politician to be convicted and sentenced over the expenses scandal that rocked Westminster. The former Bury North MP,...
Five-Star Sturridge Has the Quality to Save Carlo
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA coach Carlo Ancelotti has been reassured again that his job is safe but the club begin their FA Cup campaign against Ipswich on Sunday with concerns over the damage the slump in form has done in the dressing room. ...
FLASH BULB; Cherie Blair at the Ballet and James Bond Says His Prayers
Byline: EDITED BY ANDY BARKER PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES PELTEKIAN Crackerjack ST MARTINS LANE HOTEL What the English National Ballet celebrates its Christmas season with Wayne Eagling's The Nutcracker at the Coliseum Who Georgia May jagger,...
Foreign Invasion of Owners Looks like a Home Win
Byline: Stefan Szymanski FOOTBALL FINANCE THE rumours that Qatar Holding is about to launch a bid for Manchester United have been greeted with mixed feelings by the fans; while many cannot wait to see the back of owners the Glazers, some are concerned...
Gauguin's [Pounds Sterling]10 Million Floral Tribute; Sunflowers for Van Gogh in Major Art Sale
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A STILL LIFE of sunflowers painted by Paul Gauguin in tribute to Vincent van Gogh is expected to fetch up to [pounds sterling]10 million at auction next month. The work will be sold by Christie's in...
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G-FORCE; Gilbert and George Attack Any Taboo They Can Find, from Religion to Race, Sex to the Art Establishment, but Always with Scrupulous Good Manners and in Immaculate Tailoring. Marcus Field Visits the Living Sculptures at Home in Spitalfields
Byline: Marcus Field George, the taller bespectacled half of the artist duo Gilbert and George, is reading aloud to me from one of their new artworks: 'I'll drag you round my posh flat by your nuts you filthy vetch,' he intones in his perfectly...
Gifts Prove I Was Tycoon's Mistress Says Woman in Blackmail Trial
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent THE secretary of one of the world's richest men told a jury he showered her with gifts to "recognise" her as his mistress. Fuk Wu, 39, is accused of blackmailing the property magnate for [pounds sterling]3...
Greatness Beckons for England's Band of Ruthless Heroes; Vaughan's 2005 Ashes Winners Collapsed into Mediocrity but This Team Have All the Qualities to Become Test Cricket's Next Dominant Force
Byline: Tom Collomosse Cricket Correspondent in Sydney Cricket brought to you in association with WHEN Andrew Strauss collected the Waterford Crystal trophy from Michael Vaughan here at the Sydney Cricket Ground today, he might have reflected for...
Hackney Ocean Waves Goodbye to Grim Past with Ritzy Revamp
Byline: Mark Blunden A NOTORIOUS music venue is to become an arthouse cinema as part of plans to regenerate Hackney. Picturehouse Cinemas has acquired the council-owned Hackney Ocean, which collapsed with money troubles. The Mare Street venue...
Hammerson Quits Tower War and Starts to Spread Its Wings
Byline: Peter Bill ON PROPERTY IN late October, Britain's number one property company, Land Securities, signed a joint venture with Canary Wharf to build the 37-storey Walkie Talkie skyscraper in Fenchurch Street. In late December, Britain's number...
'Help Us to Find Money for Our Child to Walk'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa Health Correspondent THE parents of a disabled child today issued a plea for help in sending her to China for life-changing treatment. Solvita Kadzyte suffers from a debilitating brain condition which means she cannot walk...
How Gilbert & George Transformed Phone Booth Sex Cards into Artworks
Byline: Dalya Alberge IF the number of contact cards left by prostitutes in London's phone booths has fallen, it may be because Gilbert & George have been walking the streets gathering them up. But their motive in collecting the hundreds...
Is This a Penknife I See before Me?
Byline: Derek Malcolm 127 HOURS Cert 15, 93 mins DANNY Boyle is a daring director who loves challenges and has the flair to accomplish even the most difficult of them. But making a film out of Aron Ralston's book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place,...
It's a Madge World: Singer Aims to Be London's Queen of Clubs
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent SHE has already opened her own chain of gymnasiums and launched a fashion label with daughter Lourdes. But Madonna is now planning to expand her business empire even further into the world of...
It's the Fastest Track Ever, Say Cyclists after First Test Run at Velodrome
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent THE first cyclists to test the [pounds sterling]100 million Olympic velodrome have declared it the fastest track ever. A dozen club riders battled it out at speeds of up to 75kmh in the Olympic...
Last Time I Gave My Souvenir Stump to Trott ... There's No Way I'm Doing That This Time; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Ian Bell WHEN Chris Tremlett bowled Michael Beer to seal our third innings victory of the tour here at the Sydney Cricket Ground, I ran in from mid-off and grabbed a stump before joining the team huddle (above). The lap of honour we did,...
LEAKS, LIES & SPIES; Julian Assange Isn't the First Person to Cause a Scandal with His Diplomatic Revelations. Mini-Leaker Bel Trew Spent Her Childhood Revealing the Contents of Secret Files, to the Delight of Foreign Spies and the Dismay of Her Ambassador Stepfather
Byline: Bel Trew My embassy debut was the greatest day of my five-year-old life. Standing before the German ambassador, I cleared my throat and said the only German I knew: 'Du hast in die hose geschissen.' There was a thundering silence broken...
Liszt Captured in Poetry and Motion; Classical
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON LSO/ROTH Barbican, EC2 WE'RE going to be hearing a good deal of Liszt, I suspect, in his bicentenary year. Not that I'm complaining: as a paid-up member of the Liszt Appreciation Society, I can't wait. In last night's...
London Is My Goal: Champion Hurdler Aims for Olympic Gold
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger TOP London hurdler Andy Turner today spoke of his dreams of Olympic glory as he pledged to win a medal in his "home town". The 30-year-old said next year's Games would be the pinnacle of his career. Turner suffered...
LOST IN TOKYO; the Octopus Is Served on Sticks, Kitten-Stroking Comes by the Hour, and the Most Extrovert Dressers Don't like to Be Looked at. Richard Godwin Finds Things Aren't So Japan-Easy
Byline: Richard Godwin The scent and smoke and stench of a pachinko parlour are nauseating at three in the afternoon. And the noise! A thousand Japanese feeding a million ball bearings into bleeping machines: it's like being stuck in a detuned TV...
MEET THE REAL STARS OF 2011; It's a New Year and Everyone Is Busy Making Predictions. Who Better to Ask about the Talents of Tomorrow Than Those Whose Job It Is to Seek Them out -- the Bookers of London's Coolest Venues
Byline: David Smyth SOUND CHECK IF YOU are someone who buys music, you'd be forgiven for feeling shut out of 2011. Every publication short of Carriage Clock Aficionado magazine has decided who the year's biggest stars will be on your behalf. ...
Mighty Quins Giving Robshaw Hope He Can Be Johnno's Man; Team's Fine Run Is Timely for Skipper as He Prepares to Make Most of Final Opportunity to Edge into England Frame for the Six Nations
Byline: Chris Jones CHRIS ROBSHAW leads Harlequins against arch r ivals London Wasps tomorrow knowing it is his last chance to convince Martin Johnson to elevate him into the England squad for the Six Nations. The flanker won his only cap against...
More Gun Police on Patrol as Risk of Mumbai-Style Attack Increases
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor COMMUTERS were urged to be vigilant today after new fears of a Mumbai-style terror attack on the capital. Security at London railway stations and Heathrow Airport is being stepped up with extra patrols. Sources...
My Best Festive Present? the End of the C-Charge
Byline: Sebastian Shakespeare AT LAST Mayor Boris Johnson has had an impact on my life. Now I no longer need worry about what his legacy might be (Boris bikes? A Thames estuary airport?): he has secured an enduring place in the hearts of us west...
My London; England Captain Rio Ferdinand Shops in Matches, Rides the London Eye and Hates Losing
Byline: RIO FERDINAND Home is... Wapping. Where do you stay in London? The May Fair hotel. It has a nice, friendly vibe and the rooms are top class. What was the last play you saw in London? Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. Most...
New Deal for Gomes as Becks Nears Spurs Loan; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Simon Johnson TOTTENHAM are set to reward goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes with a new four-year contract. Talks have got under way and Standard Sport understands an agreement will be reached within a few weeks. In a separate development, Harry...
New Mothers Died of Swine Flu after 'Avoidable' Errors
Byline: Kiran Randhawa Health Correspondent EIGHT new mothers died from swine flu after a string of "avoidable" medical errors, it emerged today. Their deaths followed serious delays in their treatment. The Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries...
On Your Marks, Get Set for the Greatest Show on Earth; as Preparations for the 2012 Games Hurtle towards the Finishing Line, Our Expert Reveals All You Need to Know about This Epic London Sporting Event
Byline: Matthew Beard's Olympics Countdown 567 days to go TODAY the Standard begins the countdown to the greatest sporting show on earth: London's 2012 Olympics. With just 567 days to go until the cauldron is lit above the main stadium in Stratford...
Oyster Card Passengers Pay out Millions in 'Rip-Off' Penalty Fares
Byline: Pippa Crerar and Andy McCorkell COMMUTERS are facing a multi-million-pound Oyster card "rip-off" as record numbers are overcharged for journeys. Passengers will pay charges of at least [pounds sterling]67 million this year, partly because...
Pop; Cds of the Week
RED BARKED TREE Wire (Pinkflag) WIRE, when they emerged from somewhere in London, wrote songs that were lean and smart as well as being, in the manner of the times, short. Nothing, praise be, has changed. More than 30 years on, Wire sparkle with...
Pupils Will End Academic Study at 14 to Enter Vocational Schools
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent THOUSANDS of London pupils will be able to opt out of academic study at the age of 14 and join vocational schools, it was revealed today. Up to 70 of the schools will open across the country, including...
Republicans Are in the House and Fluffing Their Lines; Obama's Rivals Now Wield Real Power in Congress but They Seem Confused by the Big Issue of Reducing Debt
Byline: James Fenton VIEW FROM AMERICA THE new Congress began this week in Washington -- a national forum for hypocrisy and dissimulation. The great cause of the new Republican intake is the reduction of the deficit but to anyone seeking evidence...
Selby's Triple Bid Is Lifted by the Memory of a Master
Byline: Matt Majendie PAUL HUNTER will be at the forefront of Mark Selby's mind when he begins the defence of his Masters title at Wembley on Sunday. It is over four years since Hunter lost his battle with cancer but the former world No4 remains...
Shoesmith Says Social Care Cuts Put More Children's Lives at Risk
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent MORE children will die at the hands of their parents because of budget cuts, disgraced former council boss Sharon Shoesmith warned today. Ms Shoesmith, who lost her job in Haringey after 17-month-old...
Smith & Nephew Catches a Cold after US Rival Sneezes; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin ARTIFICIAL hip maker Smith & Nephew caught the lurgies from an American rival today, as investors fretted that the orthopedics market is still on its sick bed. S&N, which is regularly mooted as a candidate for a...
SPACE INVADERS; from Princess Beatrice's Boyfriend to the Founders of Google and PayPal, High-Flyers Are Gearing Up for the Next Space Race. Dominic Midgley Reports on London's Role in the Intergalactic Gold Rush
Byline: Dominic Midgley Dave Clark is best known for dating Princess Beatrice. The 28-year-old American friend of Prince William and his increasingly svelte royal redhead have been papped doing the things that gilded youth do: falling out of Mahiki,...
Stand Up to Your GP, Says Woman Who Lost Breast after Cancer Was Missed
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent A WOMAN forced to have a mastectomy after her GP failed to spot cancer is calling for an inquiry into her treatment. Gwynneth Wood is taking her case to the General Medical Council, which regulates family...
Stand Up to Your GP, Says Woman Who Lost Breast after Cancer Was Missed
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent, Dr Christian Jessen A WOMAN forced to have a mastectomy after her GP failed to spot cancer is calling for an inquiry into her treatment. Gwynneth Wood is taking her case to the General Medical Council,...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 You're finally reviewing the past few days' events, and it's clear they were about letting go of the past, not organising plans for the future. Frustrating as this is, once Jupiter moves...
Strauss: Hard Work Starts Now to Keep Fans Happy
Byline: Tom Collomosse Cricket Correspondent, in Sydney ANDREW STRAUSS today vowed to keep making cricket fans' dreams come true after England completed their 3-1 demolition of Australia. England sealed their third innings victory of the tour...
Synch or Swim for O'Neill
Byline: Simon Milham JONJO O'NEILL is slightly concerned about Synchronised's rise in the weights ahead of Saturday's rearranged Coral Welsh National at Chepstow. The JP McManus-owned eight-yearold has been ante-post favourite since the betting...
Talk of Bringing in Galaxy Star Has Us over the Moon; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Jermaine Jenas The Tottenham midfielder says his England team-mate would give his side a vital edge as they go into the second half of the season THE transfer window has only been opened for a few days now but Tottenham's interest in signing...
The Gang Busters; Taskforce Aims to Stop Teenagers on Notorious Estate Going off the Rails
Byline: Mark Blunden CHILDREN as young as eight will be monitored for "signs of gang behaviour" following warnings that a generation of Londoners could be lost to street violence. This "early intervention" forms part of an initiative in Brent...
The Party Begins for Our Heroes Down under; Players and Fans Celebrate after Historic Win against Aussies
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Daisy Dumas ENGLAND cricket fans started a 24-hour party after ending 24 years of Ashes hurt by finally beating the Australians in their own backyard. Players joined the thousands of members of the Barmy Army who witnessed...
The [Pounds Sterling]10m Home 'Not Good Enough' for Squatter Gang
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A GROUP of squatters who took over a [pounds sterling]10 million house claimed today they would move into a new, even bigger home near "Billionaires' Row". The 30-strong gang said they had "selected" a palatial...
The [Pounds Sterling]10m Home 'Not Good Enough' for Squatter Gang
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A GROUP of squatters who took over a [pounds sterling]10 million house claimed today they would move into a new, even bigger home near "Billionaires' Row". The 30-strong gang said they had "selected" a palatial...
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING; BOOK NOW; SOVREMENNIK LONDON RESIDENCY Noel Coward Theatre, WC2
Byline: Richard Godwin YOU cannot claim to have fully experienced Chekhov until you have seen his plays performed by Russians. Whatever the efforts of our Redgraves and Branaghs, only the true-born sons and daughters of the motherland are able to...
THE THRILLER FROM MANILA; Alexandra Escat Started a Tsunami of Gossip When She Was Spotted Flirting on a Yacht with a Clearly Besotted Prince Andrew. Hermione Eyre Talks to the Latest Royal Knockout
Byline: Hermione Eyre Alexandra Escat looks suspiciously at me when, after she tells me London is her favourite city in the world, I ask if she has ever been to the East End of London. 'What does "the East End of London" mean?' she asks. Her gorgeous...
The Woes Just Grow for Fund Managers and Landlords Alike
A DEEPLY unhappy two years lies ahead for property fund managers, according to John Forbes, real estate funds partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, which this month publishes a doom-laden document entitled Ammonites, Extinction Events and the Real Estate...
This Act Could Hurt British Business
THE Government has now admitted what many British companies have argued -- that the Bribery Act 2010, passed just before last year's general election and due to come into force in April, could prove a handicap to British business. Some firms now want...
Under-Fire Ancelotti Says There's No Unrest at Chelsea
Byline: Simon Johnson CARLO ANCELOTTI insists he has not lost the support of fans and believes Chelsea's players are united in their desire to halt the slide. Today there were the first real signs of discontent from supporters after banners were...
What Else Is New; Theatre
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD DECLINE AND FALL Old Red Lion, EC1 IT'S depressing to think that, in 20 years' time, David Tennant and Matt Smith might be reduced to the likes of this. Unfortunately the punishing overacting of Sylvester McCoy, the seventh...
Why Rangers Should Chicken out of Their Showdown with Poultry Mob; FED UP ACE IS JUST BEING FLASH WHEN HE KEEPS DOING THIS TRICK-SHOT
Byline: Dan Jones GUESS what: English football ain't what it was. Time was, apparently, when players didn't wear headphones on their way into the ground, when a pre-match lunch might involve a few pints of a delicious brown drink, and when clubs...