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Articles from June 2, 2005

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100 Greatest Films to Build Your Dvd Library
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM 100 GREATEST FILMS TO BUILD YOUR DVD LIBRARY 51 Sullivan's Travels Dir: Preston Sturges, USA, 1942, 90 mins (MovieMail) PRESTON Sturges was inventor of a kiss-proof lipstick, but he didn't stay in cosmetics for long,...
ALSO SHOWING; Esreview
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM ALSO SHOWING Adam and Paul **** (Cert 15, 86 minutes) LENNY Abrahamson's film, an unexpected box-office hit in its Irish home, deserves all the prizes it has won. This daylong odyssey of two heroin addicts, in a Dublin...
Another "No" That Deepens the EU Crisis
THE DECISIVE victory for the "No" vote in yesterday's Dutch referendum, by a margin of 61.6 to 38.4 per cent, demonstrates that a vast gap has opened up between what electorates want and the constitution offered by their leaders, plunging the EU further...
Another 'No' That Deepens the EU Crisis
THE DECISIVE victory for the "No" vote in yesterday's Dutch referendum, by a margin of 61.6 to 38.4 per cent, demonstrates that a vast gap has opened up between what electorates want and the constitution offered by their leaders. It has plunged the...
A Revealing Portrait of Obsession
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Make Me Normal 9pm, Channel 4 THE real world is much better than the autistic world. It's got trees, estate agents, shops, places where you can go out for meals..." So says Esther, a girl trapped in the autistic world...
A Winner for Sinners; Noir Is Cynically Sexual and Bleak but Colourful
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Sin City Cert 18, 124 mins ..... SIN CITY is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking. Robert Rodriguez has translated writer-artist Frank Miller's superhero comics to the screen with ingenuity and accuracy. The cast manoeuvres...
Beck Back in the Groove
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Beck POP Apollo, W6 "WE promise you excitement and chest hair," said Beck last night at his first major London show in two years. But first, Detroit-based support act Brendan Benson, whose hairiness or otherwise remains...
Being Jamie Bell; It Has Taken the Boy Who Was Billy Elliot Five Years to Recover from Child Stardom. Now, with Three Major Movie Roles, He's about to Show Us What He Can Really Do
Byline: CHARLOTTE O'SULLIVAN JAMIE Bell emerges from his chauffeur-driven car, desperately rearranging his hair - all of a gelled tumult, it's clearly not messy enough. With his head bent forward, it's difficult at first to see that it's him....
Best Hope for Two Brains May Be as Tory Chancellor; PROFILE
Byline: JOE MURPHY WHOEVER gave David Willetts the nickname "Two Brains" did him no favours. It began as a tribute to his legendary intellect - but has become a millstone. For some Tory MPs, who complain at being put down in arguments, it has come...
Big Boys' Toys; Blockbuster Movie Merchandising Is Still Booming - but the Customer Has Changed
Byline: NICK RODDICK THIS week, Revenge of the Sith rocketed from mere hit to box-office phenomenon. The final part of the Star Wars saga - already at $520 million and climbing - stands to be the most successful of all. And, since merchandising...
Blair Battles to Kill off EU Constitution; PM CLASHES WITH FRENCH AND GERMAN LEADERS AFTER DUTCH 'NO' VOTE
Byline: JOE MURPHY;AND PETER ALLEN TONY BLAIR was today fighting behind the scenes to kill off the EU constitution in the wake of the resounding Dutch no vote. He was under strong pressure from other European leaders to go through the motions...
Blind Date; Last Week's Date Noble Rot, 3-5 Mill Street, W1
Byline: JANE BURN Last week John, 27, a graphic and web designer from Stratford, chose Holly, 29, an advertising accounts director from Camden Why? I chose her because even her pet hates seemed attractive. John says: Holly was very attractive...
Bottles and Debris at Devil's Ditch
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS THE area where police investigations centre is known as Devil's Ditch. Surrounded by trees, nettles, and foliage, the ground is littered with empty alcopop bottles, cigarette butts and crisp packets. Last night, groups...
Bush Picks Tax-Cuts Man as New Head of the SEC
Byline: BILL CONDIE PRESIDENT Bush has nominated tax-cutting advocate Christopher Cox to replace William Donaldson as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission after Donaldson's shock announcement that he will quit at the end of the month....
Bush Set to Pick Tax-Cuts Man as New Head of SEC
Byline: BILL CONDIE PRESIDENT Bush is expected to nominate tax-cutting advocate Christopher Cox to replace William Donaldson as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission after Donaldson's shock announcement that he will quit at the end...
Business Goes Down as Penalties Go Up
Byline: SAM LYON BUTCHER Manuel Fernandes is on the front line in the battle against the traffic wardens in Lambeth's [pounds sterling]3 million street. He is being hit by fines of [pounds sterling]1,500 a month by wardens who swoop on his deliveries...
Cashmore Predicts Lions Are Facing Torrid Opener
Byline: CHRIS JONES BAY OF PLENTY captain Adrian Cashmore is predicting another giant-killing performance from his men when they face the British and Irish Lions in the opening match of the New Zealand tour in Rotorua on Saturday. Fullback Cashmore,...
Caught in the Act, Rail Thief Hoodies Who Left [Pounds Sterling]50,000 Trail of Havoc; TRAIN OPERATOR OFFERS REWARD TO CATCH THE BLOWTORCH ROBBERS
Byline: NEALE ADAMS A GANG of hooded thieves who use a blowtorch to steal cash from rail ticket machines are being hunted by police. The robbers have stolen [pounds sterling]2,000 and caused [pounds sterling]50,000 worth of damage by cutting...
Chelsea: We Want Revenge
Byline: MATT HUGHES CHELSEA today vowed to take revenge on Arsenal for their role in the Ashley Cole tapping-up affair. The club are furious at being fined a record [pounds sterling]300,000, in addition to a suspended three-point deduction and...
City Spy
REST assured all the tears in the Manchester United boardroom are of the crocodile variety. Fabulously wealthy Goldman Sachs economist and Alex Ferguson mate Jim O'Neill joined the plc board of the company last autumn, whereafter he bought nearly half...
Clubbing
Byline: LOTTIE Fabric Weekender Fri 3 & Sat 4 Jun 9.30pm-6am 77A Charterhouse Street, EC1 (020-7336 8898) Amassive weekend for the Fabric crew which well deserves attention this week. Friday night kicks off the shenanigans with Fabric...
Cole Row Is Fuelling London's New Rivalry; an Already Difficult Relationship between Arsenal and Chelsea Has Descended to One of Mutual Loathing after the Verdict from the Tapping-Up Inquiry
Byline: MATT HUGHES WHEN Arsenal and Chelsea gather at Leicestershire's leafy Stapleford Park Country House Hotel for today's Premier League AGM the atmosphere is unlikely to match the tranquility of the surroundings. David Dein and Peter Kenyon...
COLE ROW IS FUELLING LONDON'S NEW RIVALRY; an Already Difficult Relationship between Arsenal and Chelsea Has Descended to One of Mutual Loathing after the Verdict from the Tapping-Up Inquiry, Reports Matt Hughes
Byline: MATT HUGHES WHEN Arsenal and Chelsea gathered at Leicestershire's leafy Stapleford Park Country House Hotel for today's Premier League AGM the atmosphere was unlikely to match the tranquillity of the surroundings. David Dein and Peter...
Cole to Fight Tapping-Up Verdict All the Way
Byline: MATT HUGHES ASHLEY COLE is ready to take his fight to clear his name all the way to Europe. Cole has been fined [pounds sterling]100,000 for his role in the 'tapping-up' saga which shows no signs of abating, even after the verdicts of...
Crisis That Will Test Even Tony Blair's Talent for Reinvention; COMMENTARY
Byline: ANNE MCELVOY THE French delivered a substantial blow to the proposed EU constitution. But the Dutch result is a knockout punch. The first casualty of this double whammy will be the fragile unity of the member states on the future of institutional...
Dee Plus; Jack Dee Has Made a Comedy Career out of Curmudgeonliness, as His Current Sold-Out, 100 Date National Tour Proves. but with a New Sitcom and Two Film Roles in the Pipeline, Bruce Dessau Asks If He Might Be Mellowing with Age
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU When it comes to curmudgeons, Jack Dee takes some beating. There are few things that do not irk this compact 43-year-old. His current set resembles a veritable check list of modern-day irritations. Showers (overpowering or...
Dressing for the Occasion; the Summer Season Is a Great Excuse for Guilt-Free Spending
Byline: DAVID HAYES WHETHER you have Ascot, Henley and the Serpentine Summer Party circled on your calendar - or perhaps a friend's summer wedding - there's always a reason to dig out some pastel colours in June. Next to holidays, weddings are...
Drinks
Byline: EDWARD SULLIVAN Chino Latino, SE1 Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, SE1 (020-7769 2500) Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11.30pm, Sun 11am-11pm It's hard to know where the ebbs and flows...
Essential Africa
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Moolaade **** (Cert 15, 120 mins) THE fact that this is a film about female circumcision in Africa may put off many. But there is nothing in it to make the tender look away. While Ousmane Sembene's story is out...
EU Treaty Is Now in Crisis, Says Minister; PM CLASHES WITH FRENCH AND GERMAN LEADERS AFTER DUTCH 'NO' VOTE
Byline: JOE MURPHY;JASON BEATTIE THE Government came its closest yet to declaring the EU constitution dead today in the wake of the resounding Dutch no vote. Europe Minister Douglas Alexander said the treaty was "in serious difficulties" and...
Exhibitions; Opening This Week
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON FRIDA KAHLO This is the first major retrospective of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's work in more than 20 years. Famously self-taught after a crippling traffic accident in her teens, her vividly autobiographical works...
Film
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Moolade (15) Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Helene Diarra, Salimata Traore Dir: Ousmane Sembene Senegal, 120min Sembene, often dubbed the father of the African cinema, is now 82 and still making movies....
Footsie Clings to 5000 as Profit-Taking Follows Rally; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK CITY investors were clinging to the 5000-points level by their fingertips today as share prices ran out of steam in the wake of yesterday's impressive late run. The FTSE 100 index nursed a dip of 4.5 to 5006.5 following falls...
Footsie Clings to 5000 as Rally Runs out of Steam; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK CITY investors were clinging to the 5000-points level by their fingertips today as share prices ran out of steam in the wake of yesterday's impressive late run. The FTSE 100 index was nursing a dip of 10.3 at 5000.7 following...
FREE Book for Every Reader; ANOTHER FANTASTIC OFFER
The Evening Standard, Books etc and Borders are offering readers a great free book. This week we have already given away bestselling paperbacks by some of the UKs most exciting authors. Today you can pick up your copy of this fantastic novel....
Gastropubs
Byline: KATE SPICER William IV, NW10 786 Harrow Road, NW10 (020-8969 5944) Dinner for two with wine, [pounds sterling]59 A stone's throw from Harrow Road and Ladbroke Grove, there is a stretch of the Grand Union Canal that is magical...
German Chief Pilots Airbus into Survival Dogfight with Boeing
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN GUSTAV Humbert, a former boss of Germany's Messerschmitt factory, is about to climb into the pilot's seat at jet-maker Airbus and take off for the battle of Europe. His wingman in the trade war with America over airliner development...
GPs' Warning to Ministers: Don't Gamble on Our Health
Byline: REBECCA SMITH DOCTORS today attacked three key government policies, saying they will do nothing to improve the health of the nation. Plans to open pubs 24 hours a day, introduce super-casinos and the decision not to ban smoking in all...
Great Songs, Guys, and You Can Also Dance Up a Storm; MUSICAL DEBUT FOR MOVIE STAR McGREGOR IN COMIC-ROMANTIC FAIRY TALE OF MISMATCHED LOVERS
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT STRANGE how potent the best of the old Broadway musicals, like Guys And Dolls, remain! Michael Grandage's production draws little closer to lowlife New York between the wars than an afternoon in the neighbourhood...
Great Songs, Guys, and You Can Dance Up a Storm
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH FIRST NIGHT West End debut for film star McGregor Guys and Dolls Piccadilly STRANGE how potent the best of the old Broadway musicals, like Guys And Dolls, remain! Michael Grandage's production draws little closer...
Gripped by Treasure Island
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Balamory BBC2 WHAT with Channel Five's The Farm having resurrected the career of that repulsive green duck Orville (even though the Expelair machine in my bathroom performs a better vent act than Keith Harris), can...
HATS OFF TO SIMPLICITY THIS SEASON; If the Idea of a Formal Two-Piece Suit Brings You out in a Rash, Fear Not. This Summer, Even the Grandest Occasion Requires a Softly-Softly Approach
Byline: DAVID HAYES WHETHER you have Ascot, Henley and the Serpentine Summer Party circled in red in your diary, or simply a friend's wedding, as we head into June a reason to dig out a pastel outfit and a hat is sure to rear its head. However...
Highflying Ryanair Looks the City's Favourite Airline; Market Report
Byline: MICKEY CLARK SHARES of British Airways and its larger, short haul rival Ryanair were flying in different directions yesterday. While Ryanair began nudging back towards its year's high of e6.69, the UK's national carrier was one of the...
High St Travel Agents Fight Back; the Boom in Do-It-Yourself Bookings Via the Internet Has Turned the Holiday Industry on Its Head. but the Traditional Companies Are Facing Up to the Challenge - and Thriving
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE AS ANOTHER chilly British spring grinds on towards summer, it's make-or-break time for Britain's holiday companies. Thanks to the nation's growing passion for lastminute booking, tens of thousands of holidays remain unsold,...
HORRIFIC INJURIES OF LYNCH MOB BOY,5; Mother Reveals Her Anguish over Child Gang's 'Attempted Murder'
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS THE mother of a five-year-old boy allegedly strangled by a gang of children has told of his terrible injuries. Terri Brown wept as she pointed to the rope burns around Anthony Hinchliffe's neck and said: "Look what they've...
House Prices Rising at Slowest for Nine Years
Byline: JANE PADGHAM HOMEOWNERS were given a sobering reminder of the slowdown in the property market today as Nationwide revealed that house price inflation is running at its lowest for almost nine years. Despite a small increase during May,...
House Prices Rising at the Slowest Rate in Nine Years; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: JANE PADGHAM HOMEOWNERS were given a sobering reminder of the slowdown in the property market today as Nationwide revealed that house price inflation is running at its lowest for almost nine years. Despite a small increase during May,...
How Art Tried to Smash the System
Byline: NICK HACKWORTH EXHIBITION Open Systems Tate Modern OPEN Systems brings together the work of 31 international artists, including Sol LeWitt, Gerhard Richter, Helio Oiticica and Bruce Nauman, to recreate a crucial moment in modern...
HOW DAWES STARTED THE LIONS REVOLUTION; the Captain of the 1971 Tourists Tells Ian Chadband How His Legendary Team Conquered New Zealand in a Way That Inspired a New Style of Rugby
Byline: IAN CHADBAND JOHN DAWES sits in the John Dawes Room, staring at the time of his life. Here is a treasure trove of glory; the scarlet jersey he wore on that historic day in Wellington, the All Black shirt of the felled 'Pine Tree' Colin Meads,...
How Three Swans Swam in the Lake
Byline: SARAH FRATER Royal Ballet/Swan Lake Royal Opera House DANCE IF HAMLET tests actors, and Pamina stretches sopranos, ballerinas are judged by Swan Lake. Get the dual Odette/Odile role right, and by that I mean the metaphysics as well...
I'd Be Doing It Wrong If People Commented on the Suit Rather Than the Jokes; Stand-Up King Shows His Mellow Side
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU WHEN it comes to curmudgeons, Jack Dee takes some beating. There are few things that do not irk this compact 43-year-old. His current set resembles a checklist of modern-day irritations. Showers ( overpowering or barely...
If Only Looks Could Thrill; Robert Rodriguez's Latest Movie Is a Stylish Homage to the Comic Book Heroes of Frank Miller - but Its Violence Leaves a Nasty Taste
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Sin City *** Cert 18, 124 mins SIN CITY is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking. Robert Rodriguez has translated writer-artist Frank Miller's superhero comics to the screen with an ingenuity, and accuracy, that has to be...
In Brief
Olympic village firms back bid A GROUP of businesses in east London today went public with their support for the capital's Olympic bid. They aim to counter opposition from neighbouring firms who fear being forced out if London wins the right to...
In Brief
Now McCartney writes kids' book PAUL McCartney is writing a children's book. The former Beatle has signed up to publish "High in the Clouds: An Urban Furry Tail" for Penguin. McCartney will team up with veteran children's author Philip Ardagh and...
In Short
French Open favourite Justine plays down semi-final chance JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE was taking nothing for granted as she went into today's French Open tennis semi-final against Russia's Nadia Petrova. The 2003 champion was a strong favourite after...
Is This Man Britain's Most Hated Lawyer?
Byline: PAUL PALMER;PAUL PALMER He has never qualified to practise law in the UK, yet has acquired a rogue's gallery of clients from Jonathan King to Saddam Hussein. Here, on the eve of a new legal battle, Giovanni di Stefano tells why he loves...
It's Art about Face. Turner Prize Shock: Judges Pick a Painter for the Shortlist
Byline: LUKE LEITCH THIS YEAR'S Turner Prize shortlist contains a big surprise: one of the contenders is a Among the four artists being named today at Tate Modern is Gillian Carnegie. While her rivals for the prize boast works including bus stops...
Jackpot! Online Poker Bosses Are Billionaires; Secretive Four Will Share [Pounds Sterling]4.2bn as Gaming Website Is Floated on Stock Market
Byline: MARK PRIGG;JIM ARMITAGE AN INTERNET porn baron and two Indian graduates were today set to become billionaires as plans to float their poker website for [pounds sterling]5.5billion on the London stock market were revealed. PartyGaming,...
JOB NOTES; Burnout Affects Half of Workers
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS Burnout affects half of workers FIFTY-TWO per cent of British employees claim to have had symptoms of burnout in the past six months, according to a study by global recruitment consultants Hudson. The survey also reveals that...
Jose: My Anger at Cole Tap Fine
Byline: MATT HUGHES JOSE MOURINHO today revealed his unhappiness at being fined [pounds sterling]200,000 for his role in the Ashley Cole tapping-up affair. The Chelsea manager was severely criticised in the Premier League's findings yesterday,...
Labour Too Soft on Pubs and Smoking, Say Doctors; CONFERENCE ATTACKS GOVERNMENT OVER 'UNHEALTHY' POLICIES ON ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND GAMBLING
Byline: REBECCA SMITH THE medical profession today attacked three key government policies, saying they will do nothing to improve the health of the nation. Plans to open pubs 24 hours a day, introduce super- casinos and the decision not to ban...
League Champion; as the League of Gentlemen Makes Its Movie Debut, Its Star and Co-Creator Reece Shearsmith Can Be Seen among a Star-Studded Cast in as You like It at the Wyndhams Theatre. Bruce Dessau Meets Him
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU The Young Vic's rehearsal rooms around the corner from the Oval are a hive of activity. Production people buzz about, technicians talk into headsets. But the busiest area is the smoking room where the cast of As You Like It...
Local Eats
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION Shambles, Middx 83 High Street, Teddington, Middx (020-8977 9398) Dinner for two with wine, [pounds sterling]60 Teddington High Street has a certain raffish charm, as befits its catchment area of comfortable commuters....
Londoner's Diary
Molly's secret TV footage of candid Blair on camera WILL WE ever see the real Tony Blair? Rare secret footage of Blair as a cherubicfaced opposition leader before the cares of Downing Street and the spin doctors took their toll was tantalisingly...
LYNCHED BOY: THE MOTHER'S TORMENT; Children Held by Police for Second Day over Attack
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A MOTHER has told of her anguish after a gang of children tried to strangle her five-year-old son. Terri Brown wept as she pointed to the rope burns around Anthony Hinchliffe's neck. She said: "Look what they've done...
Lynn off to a Flier with Four Birdies in Wales Open
Byline: PHIL CASEY DAVID LYNN warmed up for the defence of his maiden European Tour title with a superb start to the Wales Open at Celtic Manor today. Starting from the 10th in damp, breezy conditions, Lynn dropped a shot at the opening hole...
MOTHER'S AGONY AT LYNCHING OF BOY, 5; Police Forced to Release 12-Year-Old Girl Suspect
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A MOTHER has told of her anguish after a gang of children tried to throttle her five-year-old son. Terri Brown wept as she pointed to the rope burns around Anthony Hinchliffe's neck. She said: "Look what they've done to...
Mother's Anguish over Boy Lynched Bymob of Children; POLICE ARE FORCED TO FREE GIRL SUSPECT HELD AFTER FIVE-YEAR-OLD WAS TORTURED IN WOODLAND
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A MOTHER has told of her anguish after a gang of children attempted to throttle her fiveyearold son. Terri Brown wept as she pointed to the rope burns around Anthony Hinchliffe's neck. She said: "Look what they've done...
Mother's Distress over Boy Lynched Bymob of Children; POLICE ARE FORCED TO FREE GIRL SUSPECT HELD AFTER FIVE-YEAR-OLD WAS TORTURED IN WOODLAND
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS A MOTHER has told of her anguish after a gang of children attempted to throttle her fiveyearold son. Terry Brown wept as she pointed to the rope burns around Anthony Hinchliffe's neck. She said: "Look what they've done...
Mum's the Word for Eswarah
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM HER dam Midway Lady stormed to Epsom glory back in the days when Crocodile Dundee was packing them in and Spitting Image were at number one with The Chicken Song. And now, fully 19 years on, Eswarah can follow in the footsteps...
Mum's the Word for Eswarah and Jarvis
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM HER dam Midway Lady stormed to Epsom glory back in the days when Crocodile Dundee was packing them in and Spitting Image were at number one with The Chicken Song. And now, fully 19 years on, Eswarah can follow in the footsteps...
My Beautiful Career; Working Behind a Beauty-Products Counter Has Better Prospects for Promotion and High Earnings Than You Might Imagine, as Bonnie Estridge Discovers
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE THE traditional image of the beauty-counter adviser, resplendent in garish makeup and waving a perfume bottle as she rushes to squirt the hapless customer, is now largely consigned to TV sitcom history. But if any such harridans...
My Favourite Capital Haunts; Classical Singer Hayley Westenra Goes Organic and Travels through Time
'I saw my first squirrel in Holland Park. We don't have squirrels in New Zealand so it was a Disney moment for me. Holland Park is definitely the best park you guys have got. It's like a mini retreat. When I was recording near there I would go there...
My London Daryl Hannah; the 45-Year-Old Actress Likes to People-Watch in Camden Market and Party at Umbaba
Byline: ALISON JANE REID What was the last play you saw in London? Stones In His Pockets at the Duke of York's Theatre about four years ago. It was hysterical. These two Irish guys played lots of different characters in the same movie. ...
O'Kelly First Casualty as Lions Call for Help; RUGBY
Byline: CHRIS JONES THE BRITISH and Irish Lions suffered their first casualty today when Malcolm O'Kelly was invalided out of the tour 48 hours before their first game on New Zealand soil. The Ireland lock forward had been a candidate for a place...
Paddling Ban for Trafalgar Square's Iconic Fountains; NO ENTRY
Byline: NEALE ADAMS;ROBERT MENDICK PLASTIC signs have been put up in Trafalgar Square's fountains, banning visitors from paddling in the water. The signs, branded "tacky" by critics, have appeared 160 years after the first fountains were built...
Paddling Banned in Trafalgar Square; NO ENTRY
Byline: NEALE ADAMS;ROBERT MENDICK PLASTIC signs have been put up in Trafalgar Square's fountains, banning visitors from paddling in the water. The signs, branded "tacky" by critics, have appeared 160 years after the first fountains were built...
Pair Vanish after Leaving Their Children at Home with Babysitters; POLICE HUNT FOR MOTHER LAST SEEN ON FRIDAY AND PARTNER WHO DISAPPEARED FROM SEAFRONT PUB
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT A HUNT has been launched for a couple who have disappeared after apparently abandoning two young children. Police are desperate to find Inga Losiene and Farik Farukh, both 32, who have not been in contact with their family...
Pick of the Night; Soap Box
Byline: TERRY RAMSEY Make Me Normal 9pm, Channel 4 "THE real world is much better than the autistic world. It's got trees, estate agents, shops, places where you can go out for meals..." So says Esther, a girl trapped in the autistic world and...
[Pounds Sterling]3m Parking Fines in ONE Street; 1.SCALE OF THE WAR ON MOTORISTS EMERGES IN EVENING STANDARD SURVEY BUT COUNCIL SAYS IT HAS DRIVEN OUT DRUG DEALERS, REDUCED CRIME AND ALLOWED BUSES TO RUN FREELY 2.secret Figures Show How Boroughs Are Racking Up Tickets Worth [Pounds Sterling]113m a Year
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MOTORISTS have been hit with more than [pounds sterling]3 million of parking tickets in one London street in the space of just 12 months. Lambeth council used spy cameras and up to eight wardens a day to catch drivers parked...
[Pounds Sterling]3m Parking Fines in ONE Street; How Boroughs Rack Up [Pounds Sterling]113m Revenue a Year
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MOTORISTS have been hit with more than [pounds sterling]3million in parking tickets in one London street in the space of only 12 months. Lambeth council used spy cameras and up to eight wardens a day to catch drivers parked illegally...
Price of a Tarnished Reputation; City Comment
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON THE timing of news that Andersen, the auditor to collapsed energy trader Enron, has been found not guilty on appeal of the tamperingwith- evidence offence which prompted so many client defections that it destroyed the firm...
Rail Link Passengers to Face a Quarter Mile Trek
Byline: DICK MURRAY PASSENGERS may have to walk nearly a quarter of a mile to connections with mainline train services when the Channel Tunnel high-speed rail link opens in two years. Plans for an airport-style travelator linking the Eurostar...
Redskins Proved to Be Healthiest Apples; SCIENTISTS DISCOVER WHY DOCTORS WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG
Byline: MARK PRIGG;ELIZABETH HOPKIRK AN apple a day has always been meant to keep the doctor away. But researchers are suggesting that some varieties are better for your health than others - especially if you eat the skin too. A team of scientists...
Relieved Campbell Calms Injury Fears; Arsenal Star Vows to Be Fit for Start of Next Season
Byline: ANDREW HODGSON SOL CAMPBELL has eased fears he might miss the start of preseason training with Arsenal after a scan on his twisted ankle showed there was no ligament damage. The England defender, who missed much of last season with ankle...
Reviews
Byline: STEVE MORRISSEY DVD OF THE WEEK Ray (15, Universal) ..... Like many musicians, Ray Charles had his moment and then rode the oldies for the rest of his long life. Wisely, director Taylor Hackford chooses to cover this soul pioneer's...
Reviews
Byline: SALLY CHATTERTON;NIGEL PIZEY GAME OF THE WEEK Tenchu: Fatal Shadows PlayStation 2 If you haven't had the Tenchu experience yet, then this is a game you should probably slip into your console. The new addition to the canon doesn't stray...
Rock&Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Garbage Thur 9 Jun Carling Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 (0870 400 0700) Having mixed rock and electronica with huge success in the mid-Nineties, Garbage have lately been struggling to find the correct balance...
Rourke's Return; Mickey Rourke Was on the Verge of Greatness in the Eighties, but a Series of Catastrophic Decisions Almost Cost Him Everything. Now, after an Ill-Judged Return to His First Love, Boxing, He's Back to His Best in Noir Thriller Sin City. James Mottram Meets Him
Byline: JAMES MOTTRAM Mickey Rourke turns up for our interview 30 minutes late - and insists we do it in the hotel bar. It's 4.30pm and he's just got up. If you didn't know any better, you'd think Rourke had gone back to his infamous bad-boy ways....
Ruthless England to Make It Fast and Furious Again; Harmison and Jones Can Add More Pain to Bangladesh at the Riverside
Byline: DAVID LLOYD JUST when Bangladesh thought Test cricket couldn't get any tougher, it probably will. England captain Michael Vaughan declared himself satisfied with his team's "ruthless" approach at Lord's after they had wrapped up an innings...
Sir Terence Took One Look at Me and Said: 'You Are a Grey and Crushed-Looking Individual'; It Takes a Lot to Earn the Respect of Sir Terence Conran. Simon Willis (Right) Succeeded - but It Certainly Didn't Happen at First Sight SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
Byline: BARNEY CALMAN THE FIRST thing Sir Terence Conran ever said to me was: "You are a grey and crushed-looking individual." Understandably, I was thrown. I was wearing my best suit - my only suit - for the occasion. It was 1991, I was...
Sister Leads Tribute to Bali Bomb Victims; STONE GLOBE AND WALL OF NAMES COULD BE FIRST EUROPEAN MEMORIAL
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK A PERMANENT London memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing is being planned by the families of the dead. Behind the plans is the architect sister of one of the 28 British victims. The stone globe and wall - pictured...
Spurs Turmoil over Place in UEFA Cup
Byline: RAOUL SIMONS TOTTENHAM could be forced to rip up their preseason plans if they win a place in the UEFA Cup this weekend. Spurs are one of six clubs hoping to win a place in next season's competition through Sunday's Fair Play draw. ...
Staying in - EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT IN; EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT IN
Staying in EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT NIGHT IN THE MUST-SEE DVD The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Sony/BMG, [pounds sterling]19.99 The explosion of punk marked the moment when rock stopped being progressive and became an internally referential...
Straw 'To Shelve EU Vote' Delay Rings Death Knell for Treaty
Byline: JOE MURPHY;JASON BEATTIE JACK STRAW is today preparing to pull the plug on Britain's referendum on the EU constitution. Senior Whitehall sources said the Foreign Secretary will announce on Monday that the Bill paving the way for Britain's...
Straw 'To Shelve EU Vote'; Delay Rings Death Knell for Treaty
Byline: JOE MURPHY;JASON BEATTIE JACK STRAW is today preparing to pull the plug on Britain's referendum on the EU constitution. Senior Whitehall sources said the Foreign Secretary will announce on Monday that the Bill paving the way for Britain's...
Street That Takes [Pounds Sterling]3m in Parking Penalties in One Year; FORMER NO-GO AREA LEADS WAY AS BOROUGHS SCOOP [Pounds sterling]113M PROFIT
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MOTORISTS have been hit with more than [pounds sterling]3 million of parking tickets in one London street in the space of just 12 months. Lambeth council used spy cameras and up to eight wardens a day to catch drivers parked...
Television; PICK OF THE WEEK
Byline: PETE CLARK A Picture Of Britain Sunday 9pm BBC1 Sometimes it feels as if the Dimbleby family - with a little help from the Attenboroughs, of course - is all that stands between the golden past of this country and a plastic jewellery...
The Blowtorch Hoodies; [Pounds Sterling]50,000 Damage as Gang Target Stations
Byline: NEALE ADAMS A GANG of hooded thieves are using a blowtorch to steal cash from railway ticket machines. The robbers have stolen [pounds sterling]2,000 and caused [pounds sterling]50,000 worth of damage after cutting open the machines at...
The Essential ... Enfield; One of London's Largest and Greenest Boroughs, It Is Also Handy for Commuting City Slickers
Byline: AMY WILLIAMS ENFIELD is London's northernmost borough and, with 300,000 residents, is also one of its largest. Only one third of land in Enfield is built on, making it one of the greenest areas of the city. With 15 designated conservation...
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