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Articles from September 15, 2003

20 Reasons to Believe in Global Warming; Just the Job
Byline: ANDREW EAMES 20 reasons to believe in global warming One hot year is hardly proof of global warming. But there is evidence that the world's climate is changing. Andrew Eames looks at 20 of the most convincing pointers 1. A Great White shark...
Alternative Ways to Make Money
Byline: WENDY LEDGER MAKING your fortune on the stock market is no longer the dead cert it once appeared to be. As the pundits speculate about a possible market recovery, some investors are already looking elsewhere, at so-called alternative investments....
An Immaculate Devil, This Boss from Hell
Byline: LIZ JONES THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA by Lauren Weisberger (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]6.99) OH, I love books like this. Manolos, office politics, boyfriends, New York skyscrapers, catwalk shows in Paris. A novel about what life is like...
A Note of Revelation Sounds through the Grey
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON LSO/Davis Barbican THE LSO launched its new season last night with Maxim Vengerov playing to a packed hall. There were queues for returns and for post-concert signings, the orchestra played as superlatively as ever and...
A Tapestry of Past Time
Byline: ALISON WEIR UNICORN THE LADY AND THE by Tracy Chevalier (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]15) WITH a very few honourable exceptions (the works of Edward Rutherfurd, Barbara Erskine, Reay Tannahill and Deborah Moggach spring to mind), I...
Battle of the Airheads
Byline: TIM COOPER ALL their lives they have dreamed of being rock gods, strutting their stuff in stadiums filled with screaming fans. But they have never got further than posing in front of the bedroom mirror. Until last night. If proof was...
Beckham Grows Up and Away
Byline: MICHAEL CRICK DAVID BECKHAM: My Side by Tom Watt (HarperCollins, [pounds sterling]18.99) THE day David Beckham signed for Real Madrid this summer he turned up in Spain wearing jeans torn at the knee. A strange way, it struck me, to dress...
Behind Firmly Closed Dors; 'Unsurprisingly, the Film Star Born as Diana Fluck Never Traded on Her Surname'
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS SMITH WHEN Greeks get together at Christmas, I suspect that they like to play Monopolopolopolo poly, while porn stars opt for Lewdo, but anyone working in British television should place their order now for my new board game,...
Blair Gearing Up for Court Battle to Stop Caplin's Book; CHERIE'S AIDE SAID TO BE CONSIDERING [Pounds sterling]1M DEAL TO WRITE ABOUT LIFE AT No 10
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSEY TONY BLAIR faces a bitter court battle to halt Carole Caplin's planned book on her life at 10 Downing Street. Cherie Blair's lifestyle guru is thought to have made a confidentiality agreement when she started working...
Blair Gearing Up for Court Battle to Stop Caplin's Book; CHERIE'S GURU COULD USE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW TO FIGHT CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE
Byline: PATRICK HENNESSY TONY BLAIR faces a bitter court battle to halt Carole Caplin's planned book on her life at 10 Downing Street. Cherie Blair's lifestyle guru signed a confidentiality agreement when she started working for the Prime Minister's...
Brush Fans Plea Defiant Montoya: We Just Have to Keep on Fighting-Sport in Short
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA believes he can still snatch the Formula One crown despite Michael Schumacher's victory in yesterday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The Colombian slipped three points behind Schumacher in the title race after finishing second...
Car Clamped? It's a Job for Angle Grinder Man; IN TIGHTS AND A CAPE, THE CRUSADER RUSHING TO FREE STRANDED DRIVERS
Byline: PATRICK SAWER;RICHARD EDWARDS ASUPERHERO is patrolling the streets of London, waging a one-man war against car clampers. Angle Grinder Man, as he calls himself, refuses payment from drivers whose cars he liberates. In a gold cape, gold...
Car Clamped? It's a Job for Angle Grinder Man; in Tights and a Cape, the 'Superhero' Rushing to Free Drivers
Byline: PATRICK SAWER A SUPERHERO is patrolling the streets of London, waging a oneman war against car clampers. Angle Grinder Man, as he calls himself, refuses payment from drivers whose cars he liberates. In a gold cape, gold boots, a blue...
Coop Man out of Commission -City Insider
THE Co-operative Insurance Society is pursuing a former employee for nearly [pounds sterling]27,000 in legal costs after he had the temerity to challenge his employers in the courts. Commission-based Andy Walker, an insurance agent, took the Coop...
Dads Are Bad in Madonna's Rose-Tinted Children's Tale
REVIEW By David Sexton Literary Editor MADONNA'S last venture into publishing was Sex in 1992, a picture book displaying her private parts for the world's curiosity. Eleven years later, she has turned mumsy. Her new venture, The English Roses, out...
Dad's Bad, That's Themoral of This Rose-Tinted Children's Tale
Byline: DAVID SEXTON MADONNA'S last venture into publishing was Sex in 1992, a picture book displaying her private parts for the world's curiosity. Eleven years later, she has turned mumsy. Her new venture, The English Roses, out today in 30 languages...
Defiant Pires: I Didn't Dive and I'm Not a Cheat
Byline: STEVE STAMMERS ROBERT PIRES today courted further controversy when he denied diving to earn Arsenal a penalty against Portsmouth. The penalty was one of the major talking points of the Premiership weekend and the French midfielder has...
Directors Scramble to Cash in as Shares Surge
Byline: PATRICK HOSKING RECORD amounts of shares are being sold by Britain's directors in the companies they run, according to an Evening Standard analysis. A flood of board members have baled out since coming back from their summer holidays,...
Dolly-the-Sheep Firm Puts Itself Up for Sale
Byline: MALCOLM WITHERS DOLLY-the-Sheep company PPL Therapeutics shocked the City today by putting itself up for sale with three of its senior directors, led by chief executive Geoff Cook, stepping down immediately alongside two non-executive directors....
Emerging Stars Get New Season off to a Fast Start
Byline: CHRIS JONES SARACENS and Harlequins made winning starts in the Zurich Premiership with the help of two of Europe's quickest wings on the fast track to international rugby. Richard Haughton, of Saracens, and Ugo Moyne, of Harlequins, have...
Euro Question to Decide Sven and Claudio's Fate
*GOOD sources contact us to give the latest on the Claudio Ranieri/Sven-Goran Eriksson/Sir Alex Ferguson managerial question at Chelsea. The Swede is still the favourite to come in the summer in our book and the latest word is that the whole thing...
Fears for Two Britons Kidnapped by Rebels in Colombian Jungle
Byline: REBECCA MOWLING FEARS are growing today for the safety of two British men kidnapped by suspected rebels in Colombia. The Britons are among eight tourists who were ambushed on Friday night in the junglecovered Sierra Nevada mountains....
Find Yourself a New Career; Just the Job
The Londoners' Job Fair is the ideal place for school-leavers trying to get on the career ladder or jobseekers looking for a change of direction. Wendy Ledger reports FOR more than a decade the Evening Standard Londoners' Job Fair has been providing...
Girl Killed in 'Yardie' Shooting Was Set for Her First Day at School
Byline: OLIVER FINEGOLD;JAMES FRASER-ANDREWS A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl who was shot dead with her father by suspected Yardie gangsters was due to start school today. The girl, who had recently arrived in London from Jamaica, was killed with a single...
Goodbye to the Bad Old Days; JUST THE JOB
Byline: SUSAN GRAY Jobs bonanza ahead as Government acts The Children's Green Paper unveiled last week should herald a jobs bonanza - and a transformation in the care of our young. But will it really happen? Susan Gray talks to those who know...
Highflier with a Passion for Women and Cars
Byline: PAUL CHESTON;JUSTIN DAVENPORT SUPERINTENDENT Ali Dizaei was tipped by friends and some colleagues in the police service to be the country's first ethnic minority chief constable. He held outspoken views on race and criticised his own...
House of Lords A-Leaping to Tony's Old Tune
Byline: A.N. WILSON THERE are rumours that the Prime Minister will announce this week plans to abolish the voting rights of the remaining hereditary peers in the House of Lords. If these stories are true, and if Tony Blair intends to make the second...
House Prices Rise 9.4%; Average Cost in London Is [Pounds Sterling]241,818
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL THE AVERAGE house price in London has risen 9.4 per cent to [pounds sterling]241,818 over the past year, Whitehall figures show today. In the UK as a whole, prices increased 14.6 per cent, according to the first such government...
I'm Having a Midriff Crisis
Byline: LAURA CRAIK MADONNA and I have something in common. Alas, I don't share her chameleon-like ability to change my look as often as my knickers - this is a far less desirable trait. People keep thinking we're both pregnant. Unlike Madge,...
I Quit the Bank and Found Real Life; JUST THE JOB
Byline: GUS WATSON Gus Watson dreamed of breaking away. One day, he did. Here, the 30-year-old banker from Fulham tells how an autistic boy taught him about the realities of life ICAME out of Bristol University in 1995 with a decent degree and no...
Job Notes
Interests matter If your hobbies include "drinking" or "none", or you supply two pages on your passion for trainspotting at the end of your CV, you could end up at the bottom of the job pile, according to a survey from recruitment website reed.co.uk....
Jockeys Row Could End in Court Battle
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM SEE you in court is the message from both sides as the simmering row over restrictions on mobile phones in weighing rooms approaches boiling point. Jockeys' campaign leader Philip Robinson feels it is "90 per cent certain"...
Knives out for [Pounds Sterling]12m Restaurant in 'Diners Bible'
Byline: ED HARRIS IT OPENED amid great fanfare at a cost of more than [pounds sterling]12million, and dinner for two in one of its restaurants can leave little change from [pounds sterling]400. But there is bad news for Sketch, perhaps London's...
La Dolce Vita with Style; Tradition-Loving Rome Has at Long Last Jumped on the Design Bandwagon
Byline: SARA MANUELLI ROME is not the Eternal City it was. They haven't sold the Colosseum or paved over the ancient ruins, but the city most resistant to change has suddenly succumbed to a deluge of boutique hotels, swanky design-led bars and restaurants,...
Let's Hear It for the Forgotten Few; Just the Job
Byline: KARIN MOCHAN MARIA waves from her kitchen window and comes rushing to open the front door. She is 5ft 4in, with a well-rounded figure and wears leggings, a T-shirt and metallic blue nail polish on her fingers and toes. She is clearly pleased...
Look Dapper, Be a Flapper; Twenties-Style Fashion Kicks off NY Shows
Byline: LAURA CLARK THE Sixties might be ruling the high street this autumn, but for spring 2004 it looks like we should prepare to go even further back in time - to the roaring Twenties. Which is great news for anyone who doesn't look good in...
Madonna Turns Mumsy in Rose-Tinted Children's Tale
MADONNA'S last venture into bookmaking was Sex back in 1992, a shiny picture book displaying her own charms in mildly porny style. Eleven years later, Madonna has turned mumsy. Her new venture, The English Roses, published today in 30 languages and...
Magnetism of Madama
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS Madama Butterfly/ Don Giovanni Royal Opera House RAYMOND Gubbay, audacious people's impresario, turned out to be the mystery link in the opening weekend of the Royal Opera's new season. Ever a thorn in the "official" opera...
Massive Council Tax Rise
Byline: ROSS LYDALL COUNCIL tax bills could hit [pounds sterling]3,000 in London for the first time next year. Even the less well-off households could see bills jump by 15 per cent, council leaders are warning. The reasons are twofold. Firstly,...
MI6 Boss: 45-Minute Alert Was Misleading
Byline: CHARLES REISS THE boss of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, came out of the shadows this afternoon - to pinpoint a serious flaw in the Government's dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. In a potentially heavy blow for Tony Blair,...
Mortal Spin; JUST THE JOB
Byline: PENNY COTTEE Are you ready to practise the dark art? ASK Charlie Whelan if the spin doctors' days are numbered and he laughs. As press secretary to Chancellor Gordon Brown for five years until 1999, he was among the most famous of them...
Mutu Has the Look of Ace Marksman Owen
Byline: KEN DYER JOE COLE headed off to the Czech Republic with his Chelsea team-mates today convinced he had just seen the next best thing to Michael Owen. Cole is hoping his late second-half cameo display, after coming on just 17 minutes from...
Net Me Entertain You
Byline: MARK PRIGG SHOPPERS are shunning high street music stores and turning to the internet to buy chart hits in record numbers, new figures reveal. Some 500,000 songs, each costing around 60p, were downloaded last month, with that figure expected...
NO, BOB, WE CAN'T SPLITOUR CHILDREN DOWN THE MIDDLE; 'Being Straddled between Two Homes Is Hardly Conducive to a Life Anchored in Familiar Routines'
Byline: YVONNE ROBERTS AFTER criticising on television the law on custody a few years ago, Bob Geldof says he received enough letters to fill 70 binliners from men who have been shut out of their children's lives by the hostility of ex-wives and...
No Sex Please ... Well, Not a Lot and Not for Very Long
Byline: TIM COOPER NEW STUDY REVEALS THE HABITS AND SECRET DESIRES OF THE NATION WE'D all like to imagine ourselves as unquenchable love machines like Johnny Depp in Don Juan - but it turns out Britons are more like damp squib Woody Allen. ...
Now Hoon Faces Even Tougher Grilling as He Is Recalled to Inquiry
Byline: CHARLES REISS GEOFF HOON was today hurled into the front line of the Hutton Inquiry as it was announced that he is to be recalled - and crossexamined by no fewer than four sets of lawyers over his role in the case of Dr David Kelly. ...
Now PM Faces Losing the Place He Craves in History
Byline: STEVE RICHARDS THE No vote in Sweden leaves Tony Blair to contemplate a single question: can he ever persuade the British voters to support the euro? A British referendum in this parliament was never going to happen, even if Sweden had voted...
One War Too Many for Blair; as the Hutton Inquiry Resumes, One Critic of the Prime Minister Says Why He Thinks the Iraq War Could Prove His Undoing
Byline: JOHN KAMPFNER ONE single statistic impelled me to write a book about Tony Blair. In his six years in office this Prime Minister has committed Britain to war five times. It is a record without parallel. His first four - the Operation Desert...
Palace Mistake
STEVE KEMBER believes that Crystal Palace contributed to their own downfall in the 2-1 defeat at Sunderland. The Eagles were sunk by a lastminute Marcus Stewart penalty after withstanding long periods of pressure from the Black Cats. Kember said:...
Pardew Issue Still in Limbo
Byline: KEN DYER TREVOR BROOKING looks certain to extend his successful reign as caretaker manager when West Ham visit Crewe tomorrow night. Brooking was hoping that the weekend's 1-0 home win against Reading would be his swansong but with the...
People Look at Me and See a Loser. I Hate That; Adam Ant Had a String of Hits in the Eighties, but Success Masked a Lifelong Struggle with Mental Illness. Now He Says He's Better - and He's Back
Byline: LUCY CAVENDISH GOSH, what an experience it is being with Adam Ant! In the hours I spend with him - and believe me it is hours - he manages to go AWOL at least twice. The first time is at the beginning of the interview when he suddenly announces...
Plenty of Clout and Not Too Many Scruples
Byline: TJ BINYON THE TEETH OF THE TIGER by Tom Clancy JACK Ryan is no longer US President; to replace him the American public has foolishly chosen Ed Kealty, whom we have met before. He is a devious, limp-wristed liberal, which means, of course,...
Postal Workers Vote for a National Strike
Byline: DICK MURRAY POSTAL workers have voted in favour of a national strike in their long-running pay dispute, it was revealed today. The official result will be announced on Wednesday when union leaders are expected to announce dates of stoppages...
[Pounds Sterling]7m TRIAL FIASCO AS YARD MAN GOES FREE
Byline: PAUL CHESTON ONE of London's highest ranking black police officers was cleared of corruption today after what he claims was a four-year "witchhunt". In an extraordinary trial at the Old Bailey, Superintendent Ali Dizaei was found not...
Pressure Building on Grasso to Quit the NYSE
Byline: RICHARD THOMSON RICHARD GRASSO is coming under increasing pressure to resign as chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, with a growing number of members calling for him to stand down. Board directors have organised a special meeting...
Ranieri Warns His Megastars
Byline: KEN DYER CLAUDIO RANIERI admitted today that if his multimillion-pound stars are not happy being left out of Chelsea's team in Europe then he will leave them in London, writes Ken Dyer. As the Blues arrived in the Czech Republic to open...
Rhinestone Chicks Rock
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD Dixie Chicks Albert Hall OSTENSIBLY, Texas's Dixie Chicks are archetypal country: three homely women - not too pretty, not too plain - who rarely trouble themselves with songwriting and whose current album begins, "My daddy...
'Road Rage Bus Driver Killed Boy Aged Four after Swerving at Van'
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK A BUS driver killed a four-year-old child after he swerved at a motorist who had cut him up and lost control of his double-decker, a court heard today. Donte Byron was killed instantly when the number 36 Routemaster...
Ryanair's Strategy in the Dock over Euro Handouts
Byline: ROBERT LEA MICHAEL O'LEARY is not the first man intent on dominating Europe to meet his Waterloo on the fields of Belgium. This autumn, O'Leary's unbelievably successful Ryanair is in court over whether the inducements the budget carrier...
Saddest Day of Our Lives, Say Tennis Stars as Sister Is Shot Dead
Byline: JAMES LANGTON TENNIS stars Venus and Serena Williams today spoke of their shock and grief at the killing of their sister Yetunde during a Los Angeles shootout, calling it "the saddest day of our lives". They travelled to the city where...
Shoppers Count the Cost of Store Card 'Rip-Off' Interest Rates
Byline: VICTORIA FLETCHER THE extent of the rip-off interest rates charged by store cards is revealed today. New research shows that despite offering the same product, the cost of using a card can vary in high street stores by as much as 50 per...
Sizzling Thailand Stocks Entice Foreign Investors
Byline: JAKE LLOYD-SMITH DOUBLE your money! is the type of hollowsounding pitch that drops with regularity into email inboxes. But for investors who have kept faith with equities in Thailand this year, the phrase may prove to have an enjoyable ring...
Sock It to Me, My Son; Minter Snr Lends a Hand as Ross Bids to Continue Family Legacy
Byline: DAVID SMITH ALAN MINTER was playing around with son Ross when an open right hand suddenly whipped from out of nowhere and delivered a light slap to the youngster's cheek before he had time to react and fend it off. Minter Senior now sports...
Stand against Bribery Is a Costly Burden for UK Defence Industry
Byline: PETER ALMOND BRITISH companies may not like it but bribery and corruption can be part and parcel of doing business when winning contracts with some foreign governments, defence industry officials say. As debate swirls around an alleged...
Superhero's Mission against Car Clamps
Byline: PATRICK SAWER A MAN dressed as a superhero is patrolling the streets of south London, waging a one-man war against parking clampers. Angle Grinder Man, as he calls himself, refuses payment from drivers whose cars he liberates. After...
Surrey Aim to Retain Stewart
Byline: DAVID LLOYD SURREY are in talks with Alec Stewart aimed at making sure one of the county's most popular performers continues to play a role at The Oval. Stewart said after his final England appearance a week ago he was "99.9 per cent...
Takeover Speculation Sends Man U Soaring
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK REVIVED talk of a bid for Manchester United saw its shares briefly touch a twoyear high of 185p today despite the company denying having received any approaches. The move follows reports over the weekend that claimed three...
Takeover Speculation Sends United Soaring
Byline: MICHAEL CLARK REVIVED talk of a bid for Manchester United saw its shares briefly touch a twoyear high of 185p despite the company denying having received any approaches. The move follows reports over the weekend claiming that three billionaire...
Target O'neil; Celtic Boss Heads List If Hoddle Is Sacked
Byline: ADRIAN CURTIS MARTIN O'NEILL would be Tottenham's No1 target if they decide to replace Glenn Hoddle. Standard Sport also understands that the Celtic manager wants a return to the Premiership and would view the White Hart Lane job as a...
Thank You, Teacher
Byline: ALEX HANNAFORD Politician Damian Green, Conservative shadow education and skills secretary The teacher I remember most fondly from Reading School was my history teacher Frank Terry. He was one of those people who could make a subject come...
The Curse of James Herbert
Byline: DAVID SEXTON JUST why has poor Martin Amis had such tormenting reviews for his new novel? Was it really so bad? Not necessarily. Amis is a victim of the Curse of Herbert. James Herbert, Britain's best-selling horror novelist, our homespun...
The Fine Art of Saying Yes to the Boss When You Really Mean No; Just the Job
Byline: RAJ PERSAUD How do you say no to your boss without getting the sack? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud, of the Maudsley Hospital, has a few ideas ... AN essential part of surviving at work is the ability to say no. Otherwise, your...
The Gold Rush Starts but; Arsenal Are Short of the Star Quality Their Two English Rivals Can Call Upon
Byline: LEO SPALL AFTER spending the summer preparing for the Champions League, managers of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United will finally get an idea this week of how well they have done. The Premiership may be four weeks old but for Arsene...
The Madge Makeover; Are You All Sitting Comfortably? Then Madonna Will Begin to Go Mumsy
Byline: VALENTINE LOW IT IS the most shocking thing she has done since she used to writhe around on stage in a pointy bra. This, extraordinarily enough, is the mistress of reinvention herself, Madonna, in her latest guise as a prim and proper...
The Must Have More Respect
COMMENTARY YVONNE ROBERTS THIRTY years of bad publicity has created a caricature of social workers as incompetent interferers who busy themselves stealing children from their families on next to no evidence while turning away from the young who are...
The New, the Old - and the Electrifying
Byline: NICK KIMBERLEY Last Night: BBCSO/Slatkin Albert Hall WIGS and flags, balloons and beach balls, honks and squeaks: while the Last Night of the Proms audience may not be original, it's determined to enjoy itself. But where were the Prommers'...
THE PAGES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE; Londonjobs
Every day they work quietly to help the most vulnerable members of society. Yet the only time you hear about social workers is when a tragedy occurs. So we want to tell you the good news: there are many terrific professionals out there doing a wonderful...
The Role of City Regulators
Byline: ALEX VIALL WORKING in the City is very different from the heydays epitomised by the Eighties and Nineties. Multimillion-pound transactions are made at the flick of a switch rather than face-to-face on the floor of the London Stock Exchange....
The Thin Blue Line; What Does It Take to Be a Good Police Officer? Coolness in the Face of Danger Is Certainly One Vital Quality, as Jacky Hyams Discovers
Byline: JACKY HYAMS IT should have been a routine callout. WPC Alison Savell had been sent to a flat in north London to deal with a domestic incident between a distressed woman and her former partner, who was inside her home keeping her locked out....
The Ups and Downs of Hash; Liberalising Laws on Cannabis May Be 'Cool', but Even Some Smokers Believe It Should Stay Illegal
Byline: JAMES DELINGPOLE THERE was a time when I used to throw my dinner parties in two distinct categories: ones for people who smoked dope and ones for those who preferred booze. These days, though, I rarely bother: I just don't know enough people...
Tolkien Show Sets an Epic Ticket Record
Byline: LAURA SMITH EPIC trilogy The Lord Of The Rings is the subject of the Science Museum's most popular exhibition ever staged - before it has even opened. More than 14,000 tickets, worth [pounds sterling]150,000, have already been sold...
Trade Talks Collapse as Poor Nations Walk Out
Byline: JAMES LANGTON TALKS aimed at reforming world trade have collapsed after poorer countries staged a walkout. Four days of sometimes bitter wrangling in Cancun, Mexico, ended with a major setback for the 146-nation World Trade organisation,...
Travel around the UK by Train from Just [Pounds Sterling]5
THE EVENING STANDARD has teamed up with some of the UK's leading train companies to bring you another fantastic offer. You can save up to [pounds sterling]63 on train fares with this offer. For example, a return ticket to Manchester will cost just...
Van der Sar: Coleman Has Made Us Hard to Beat
Byline: LEO SPALL EDWIN VAN DER SAR says Fulham are no longer a soft touch thanks to Chris Coleman. They battled to earn a 2-2 draw at Birmingham yesterday and took their fourth point away from home this season despite playing with one man fewer...
We're Not Just for Culture Vultures ... We Spend Far More on Parks Than We Do on Art; JUST THE JOB
Byline: CAROLE SOUTER The fund has agreed to give [pounds sterling]39,500 for a heritage trail around homosexual "landmarks" in Manchester. This is political correctness gone mad, isn't it? we've agreed to do is support a project that helps a...
What Sweden's No Tells Us
A NATION'S VOTES cannot be bought. That is the message from Sweden, where, as polls predicted, voters have turned down their Prime Minister's call to enter the single European currency. Despite a vast publicity campaign in favour, funded by the country's...
When to Wear the Fishnets; Trinny and Susannah Are Full of Advice on How Not to Look like a Slapper
Byline: INDIA KNIGHT WHAT NOT TO WEAR FOR EVERY OCCASION PART TWO by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine (Weidenfeld, [pounds sterling]14.99) WHAT Not To Wear 2 is rather better than Trinny and Susannah's first book - there are superior tips,...
Who's Afraid of the Modern Matron? JUST THE JOB
Byline: JACKY HYAMS Hospital matrons are back on the wards 30 years after they were eliminated. And, as Jacky Hyams discovers, they could not be more different from the tyrants of old IN the intensive care unit at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead,...
Who's Sleeping Rough with Jenny Agutter? Just the Job
The actress will be sleeping out for a night in support of the NCH, a charity which helps young people find homes FOR one night this week I will be sleeping out in the open air. But at least on Friday night I will have a sleeping bag, unlike most of...
Women Who Brutalise Men; Just the Job
Byline: DAVID HURST EX-ARMY CAPTAIN MATTHEW MUDGE MATTHEW Mudge is a 40-yearold rugby player from Cardiff who says he was abused for two years by his then wife. He now works as a technology consultant for a company that fits homes with state-oftheart...
Your Letters; Just the Job
How night school saved my mind It is wonderful to hear about so many people furthering their education at night school (Best nights of our lives, 8 September). I did French classes a couple of years ago. Learning a language wasn't really intended to...
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