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AFRICA UNITED Cert 12A, 88 mins This cheerful, naturally played tale has three Rwandan children setting off for Kigali, the capital, where they are determined to audition for the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa. Unfortunately they...
Amsterdam Ferry Skipper Is Knocked Overboard by Freighter
Byline: Rashid Razaq A GERMAN freighter ploughed into a small Dutch passenger ferry near Amsterdam today, turning it over and knocking the skipper into the water. Dutch police said he was missing, feared dead. "There's one person missing, possibly...
Anelka Is Desperate to Keep His Chelsea Love Affair Going
Byline: Simon Johnson NICOLAS ANELKA may have seen one career with 'Les Bleus' end prematurely this year but he is determined to extend his love affair with the blues of Chelsea for as long as possible. It is just four months since the 31-yearold...
Anger as GPs Put 'The Final Nail in Coffin' of Hospital
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent DOCTORS have backed the axing of a London A& E department and maternity unit in a move condemned by campaigners. A long-awaited GP review on the future of Queen Mary's in Sidcup has been branded...
A Troubled Talent
Byline: Derek Malcolm THE ARBOR Cert 15, 94 mins ANDREA Dunbar was a working-class woman from Bradford who won fame for writing three extraordinary plays -- including Rita, Sue and Bob Too, transferred to the screen in 1987 by Alan Clarke. Brought...
A United Front but Ultimately This Seems a Marriage of Convenience; Rooney's New Deal Saves Face All Round and Ensures That the Club Will Get a Massive Transfer Fee If He Does Not See out the Contract. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley SIR ALEX FERGUSON may have wished to end speculation surrounding Wayne Rooney's future before it turned into a saga but the abrupt and dramatic nature of its apparent conclusion promotes further intrigue. The 24-year-old is...
A Vital 'Speak Out' Call to Shareholders; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton IT always happens when there is a big news event such as the Government spending cuts, that a lot of other things get much less attention than they deserve. Top of the list ought to be the launch by the Financial Reporting...
BEING JACKIE O; Who Better to Show off the Season's 1970s-Inspired High-Glitz Styles Than Lydia Leonard, Currently Playing Mrs Onassis in the West End?
Byline: PANDORA SYKES Photographs by Ezra Patchett Styled by Orsolya Szabo Lydia wears dress, [pounds sterling]2,730, Marc Jacobs (020 7399 1690). Gloves, [pounds sterling]104.95, Sermoneta (sermonetagloves.co.uk). Shoes, [pounds sterling]490,...
Big Sisterhood with a Mission to Turn Girls Away from Gang Culture
Byline: Genevieve Roberts A GROUP of girls who "saw things they should never have seen" while growing up on gang turf now offer support to others who have no one to turn to for advice. A year ago, Junny Ogunyemi and Shakira Gardener, both 20,...
Big-Top Cabaret Frolics Just the Thing to Banish Gloomy Reality; REVIEW
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD LA SOIREE Magic Mirrors, SE1 AFTER Wednesday's draconian cuts to the arts budget, we could all use a spot of light relief. The exuberant international stars of last year's awardwinning entertainment La Clique are not the...
Book Now: Best of the London Jazz Festival
Byline: JACK MASSARIK THE SUPERSTARS US thoroughbreds Herbie Hancock (Nov 13-14, Festival Hall), Geri Allen (Nov 18, Purcell Room) and Brad Mehldau (Nov 13, Barbican) dominate the piano field. The 80-year-old Sonny Rollins (Nov 20, Barbican), the...
British Are Victims of a Fashion for Austerity That Will Cause a Deep Slump; COMMENTARY
Byline: Paul Krugman IN THE spring of 2010, fiscal austerity became fashionable. I use the term advisedly: the sudden consensus among Very Serious People that everyone must balance budgets now, now, now, wasn't based on any kind of careful analysis....
British Girl Who Survived Swine Flu Is Killed in US Car Crash
Byline: Mark Prigg A LONDON teenager who had to be put on a life-support machine after contracting swine flu while on holiday in Greece has died 15 months later in a car crash in America. Natasha Newman, 17, from Highgate, -- a former pupil at...
BSkyB's Surge Could Force News Corp to Raise Its Offer
Byline: Gideon Spanier BSKYB today showed just why News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch wants to take full control of the pay-TV giant as it unveiled a 25% surge in operating profits to [pounds sterling]255 million. The booming first-quarter results...
Button and Hamilton Desperate for a Korea Boost or It's All Over
Byline: Jake Humphrey BBC TV F1 presenter WHEN you work in Formula One, it's sometimes easy to think you've arrived on a new planet as opposed to just a new continent. Trust me, race weekend in Monaco can genuinely seem quite alien to a guy who...
Button and Hamilton Desperate for a Korea Boost or It's All Over
Byline: Jake Humphrey BBC TV F1 presenter WHEN you work in Formula One, it's sometimes easy to think you've arrived on a new planet as opposed to just a new continent. Trust me, race weekend in Monaco can genuinely seem quite alien to a guy who...
Call of the Wild; at the Farthest Corner of the Earth Lies a Magical Land of Spuming Whales, Soaring Mountains, Bagpipes and Fine Wines. Godfrey Barker Finds His Eden in New Zealand
Byline: Godfrey Barker Iasked a friend who is a regular traveller to New Zealand what he most admired about it. 'The wildlife,' he replied, 'the majesty of the spectacular scenery, the sea coasts, the Huka Falls at Rotorua, the Champagne Pool at...
CHARITY RUN HAS A WINNING FORMULA; the Beaujolais Run, Now in Its 38th Year, Takes to Brands Hatch with Some Famous Champion Drivers. by David Williams
Byline: David Williams WHAT motor sports event kicks off at Brands Hatch on November 16, with veteran drivers Nigel Mansell, John Surtees and Dr Jonathan Palmer competing at the wheel? The answer is the Beaujolais Run 2010. It's a strange location...
City Hall Shock as Treasury Pulls Plug on [Pounds Sterling]480m Development Fund
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor DOZENS of organisations and projects central to the capital's future are under threat today after the London Development Agency's [pounds sterling]480 million budget was axed. The surprise move leaves Boris...
Court in the Act: How Artist Brings Legal History to Life in Minutes
Byline: Miranda Bryant FROM Heather Mills pouring water over Sir Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer to the freeing of the Birmingham Six, they are some of the most dramatic moments in legal history. But because of the ban on recording equipment...
Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't; VIEW FROM AMERICA the President's Record on Bank Bail-Outs and Health Care Reform Is Good. So Why Isn't He Getting the Credit?
Byline: James Fenton AMERICAN voters are angry, and have been angry for a long time. But why are they angry, and could anything have been done to put them in a better mood? The voters are angry about the bank bail-out, which began under President...
Dartford Crossing Plans Could Spark Fight for [Pounds Sterling]1 Billion Contract; Spending Review
Byline: Russell Lynch and Nick Goodway A THIRD Dartford Crossing could spark an international battle for a [pounds sterling]1 billion building contract -- if the plans eventually get the go-ahead. The Government is reviewing options for a third...
Don't Blame United, Wayne, You're the One Who Needs to Get It Together
Byline: Dan Jones WHAT'S a bagatelle? No doubt you were wondering this week, after Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed the Wayne Rooney affair as just that, when compared with the task of winning against Stoke City on Sunday. So before we get onto the...
DO PANIC; Prince Charles's Is a Period Gem, Some Are Made from Kevlar, Others Have Hidden Tunnels to the Helipad and Biohazard Sinks. Hi-Tech Panic Rooms Are the Newest Status Symbol. but Are They Any Better Than an Ex-Army Officer with an Angry Alsatian, Asks Helen Kirwan-Taylor
Byline: Helen Kirwan-Taylor It used to be home cinemas and swimming pools that the rich showed off to their friends. Now it's underground oxygenated bunkers complete with tunnels to a concealed heliport. It's not enough just to be rich, these days...
Drunk Broker 'Slashed Man's Face with Champagne Glass in Bar Row'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A DRUNKEN broker left a man scarred for life after slashing him in the face with a champagne flute in a City nightspot, a court heard. Neil Durbidge, 31, had downed several bottles of champagne in celebration...
Exploding Ball at Virgin Gym Breaks Ribs of Weightlifter
Byline: Ralph Miller and Mark Blunden A BUSINESSMAN suffered eight broken ribs and a collapsed lung at a London gym after an inflatable ball burst and heavy weights fell on his chest. Virgin Active was fined [pounds sterling]10,000 for the injuries...
First Supercouncil Could Save Town Halls [Pounds Sterling]100m
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Affairs Editor PLANS for the first "supercouncil" in London, to serve almost 600,000 people, were unveiled today. The bosses of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham councils said services...
FLASHBULB; Art, Fashion and Film Collide for Giddy Nights of Glamour
Byline: interviews by hannah nathanson Three minutes with Sheherazade Goldsmith Are you a regular at art fairs? no, i'm a Frieze virgin, but i've been brought along by a big collector. Will you be starting your own collection? i would love a...
Get It off Your TXT
Bad day at work? Baffled by Boris's latest move? Text us your heartfelt and hilarious London thoughts Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name, address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms...
Ghosts in the Machine; Even If Someone Dies, Their Internet Avatar Lives on. and for Those le Behind, This Online a Erlife Can Be Both Haunting and Comforting. by Bel Trew
Byline: Bel Trew Monday morning, I log into Facebook. Up pops the familiar blue screen. On the corner of my newsfeed there is a little reminder that I haven't spoken to Angela Lang in a while. It suggests that I reconnect. Angela Lang is my mother....
Global Lessons for after the Cuts
MPs on both sides of the House accept that the deficit is not sustainable. The disagreement is over how the economy will stand up to the severity of the cuts; whether the private sector can create jobs to make up for those lost in public services....
Go-Ahead for Aussie Projects Is a Gas for Buoyant BG Group; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin BG GROUP enjoyed another Friday in the sun, but -- for once -- it wasn't down to wild takeover whispers. The oil explorer's shares started the day at the top of the FTSE 100's winners' board after it won the environmental...
He Shamelessly Jumped on Anti-Glazer Bandwagon While Taking Fans for a Ride
Byline: Dan Jones HERE'S a short list of people I wouldn't want to do business with: Marlo Stanfield from The Wire. Phil Leotardo from The Sopranos. Anyone who has appeared in the Apprentice. And the bright and breezy negotiating team that is Wayne...
It Takes a Sweet Tooth
Q: How much of your year is given over to MasterChef? GREGG: The greater part! I do MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef, while John Torode hands over to Michel Roux on MasterChef: The Professionals leaving him free to...
Kelly Campaigners Say 'Suicide Still Not Proved beyond Doubt'
Byline: Joe Murphy, Martin Bentham and Nicholas Cecil DOCTORS who campaigned for the release of the post-mortem and toxicology reports into the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly said today they were still not satisfied -- and called for a full...
Labour Stunned as Independent Trounces Its Man in the East End
Byline: Peter Dominiczak ED MILIBAND tasted his first defeat as Labour leader today after an independent candidate trounced the party in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election. Lutfur Rahman, a controversial figure with alleged links to Muslim extremists,...
Life and Crimes of Carlos the Jackal; Film of the Week
Byline: David Sexton CARLOS Cert 15, 159 mins THERE are ups and downs to international terrorism as a career and Carlos lays them out very fairly. This fact-based fiction by the French director Olivier Assayas -- whose last movie, Summer Hours,...
Life Class Mark Vernon on Anger; Go to Theschooloflife.Com
Byline: Mark Vernon Are you an angry sort? Or do you feel anger is the ugly emotion, one to control or dissipate? It's a tough feeling to get right. It can destroy lives. The heat of madness can lead to actions you might regret for the rest of your...
London's Pink Parenting Boom; Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Rise as More Lesbians Seek Sperm Donors
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent A GROWING number of gay and lesbian couples in the capital are signing up to adopt children. Government figures show that across the UK adoptions by same sex couples rose by a third, from 90 to 120,...
LORD OF THE TRANCE; A Bullied Nerd from Eneld Is on the Verge of Snapping Up the Luxurious LA Mansion in Which Michael Jackson Died. Paul McKenna Harnessed the Power of His Own Mind to Make Himself a Millionaire, a Publishing Sensation and a Friend to the Stars, but at What Cost, Asks Andrew Wilson
Byline: Andrew Wilson Last month, hypnotist Paul McKenna was spotted being shown round the [pounds sterling]19 million seven-bedroom Los Angeles mansion in which Michael Jackson died. Friends of the multimillionaire entertainer and self-help guru...
Loyalty in Football Has to Work Both Ways for Success; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Jermaine Jenas Tottenham midfielder urges supporters to remember the players who are discarded by clubs and fail to make it in the game THERE are two sides to every story in football and the situation with Wayne Rooney at Manchester United...
Mayor Blasts Tube Chiefs over the 'Week from Hell'
Byline: Dick Murray Transport Correspondent THE Mayor read the riot act to Tube bosses in face-to-face meetings after what commuters described as a "hellish week". Boris Johnson ordered the capital's transport commissioner Peter Hendy and London...
MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BAND; Wondering Where to Turn after the Xx? Warpaint Make Late-Night Music That's as Atmospheric as It Is Addictive
Byline: David Smyth SOUND CHECK AMONG the dozens of wonderful T-shirts sported by computer repair man Chris O'Dowd in Channel 4's sitcom The IT Crowd is the music snob's favourite: a Venn diagram with a circle that says "Music I Like", another that...
More Than Title at Stake as Arsenal Bid to Cash in; Showdown at Eastlands Represents a Clash of Ideologies and the Gunners Are Desperate to Come out on Top against Their Wealthy Rivals. James Olley Reports
Byline: James Olley THE timing of Arsenal's clash with Manchester City creates a feeling that Eastlands will witness something more than just a battle between two Premier League powerhouses but a collision of football ideologies. Arsene Wenger...
Mothers Returning to Work Settle for Pay Cuts and Lower-Skilled Jobs
Byline: Miranda Bryant THE challenges for women in the workplace are "greater than ever", experts warned today. Pressure for women to find jobs that fit both their experience and around childcare is "enormous", and many settle for lower-skilled...
My London; ACTRESS ISLA FISHER BRAVES THE MUSIC IN TOPSHOP, DRINKS COCKTAILS ON KINGSLAND ROAD AND WOULD LIKE TO BEHEAD BORIS JOHNSON
Byline: ISLA FISHER Home is... Wherever my family is. Where do you live in London? In Marylebone, but I would love to live permanently at Brown's Hotel in Mayfair and eat high tea every day. What was the last play you saw in London? War Horse...
My Struggle to Get the Best Care for Pregnant Women
Byline: Christy Turlington ON OCTOBER 23, 2003, while giving birth to my first child, I narrowly avoided becoming a maternal mortality statistic. The complication I experienced -- postpartum haemorrhage -- contributes to the majority of maternal...
Navy's New [Pounds Sterling]1billion Nuclear Submarine Runs Aground off Skye
Byline: Mark Prigg and Miranda Bryant THE Royal Navy's newest and largest attack submarine ran aground today during routine sea trials. The [pounds sterling]1 billion HMS Astute - designed to be virtually "invisible" to enemies - has become a...
NEW DEAL WILL KEEP ROONEY AT UNITED; STRIKER 'SORRY' AS HE BAGS [Pounds Sterling]180,000-A-WEEK CONTRACT
Byline: Andrew Hodgson WAYNE ROONEY today apologised to Manchester United's players and supporters as he signed a new five-yearcontact to stay at the club. In a dramatic development to end a week of upheaval at Old Trafford, the England striker...
New Low for London's Most Rotten Borough
THE election of Lutfur Rahman as Mayor of Tower Hamlets marks a new low for the borough. Tower Hamlets has been plagued for some time by Islamist extremists and by infighting between the Bangladeshi politicians who dominate the ruling Labour Party....
NUCLEAR SUB ON THE ROCKS; Navy Sub Runs Aground on Skye during Sea Trials; NAVY'S BRAND-NEW [Pounds Sterling]1 BILLION ATTACK BOAT IS REDUCED TO A TOURIST ATTRACTION
Byline: Mark Prigg Science Editor THE Royal Navy's newest and largest attack submarine ran aground today during routine sea trials. The [pounds sterling]1 billion HMS Astute -- designed to be virtually "invisible" to enemies --has become a tourist...
Obsessed by Lebanon's Past; Exhibition
Byline: SUE STEWARD WALID RAAD: MIRACULOUS BEGINNINGS Whitechapel Gallery, E1 WALID Raad is a mystery maker, a documenter of history who bases his diverse multi-media projects on historical facts and personal experiences, and who for many years...
O No! Onassis Family Protest over Play That Accuses Him of Murder Plot to Marry Jackie
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent IN life, he was accused of fraud and wheeler-dealing and enjoyed a scandalous affair with opera diva Maria Callas before ditching her for the widow of American president JKF. So it is hard to imagine...
Peace of Mind; ES Readers over the Age of 40 Can Get 25% O Personalised Breast Screens at the London Clinic
Regular screenings can give us peace of mind. Early detection means early treatment, and for diseases like cancer that can mean a better outcome. This is why The London Clinic, a leading private hospital, is o ering a new personalised breast screening...
Place Your Bets in Race to Host 2018 World Cup; FOOTBALL FINANCE
Byline: Stefan Szymanskis ENGLAND is currently the bookies' favourite to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup, but before cracking open the champagne we would do well to remember that Paris was the clear favourite with the bookies to host the...
Pop
TAYLOR SWIFT Speak Now (Mercury) AMERICA'S biggest-selling musician of 2008 returns with her third album and the same USP -- repackaging the story songs of country for a teen pop audience -- though this time it's a bit harder for her fans to relate...
Powell's Back on the Golf Course but Staying Firmly out of Trouble; after His Infamous Buggy Snatch, No8 Is Rebuilding His Career Thanks to Wasps and Regular Rounds of 18 Holes
Byline: Chris Jones THE sight of Andy Powell within touching distance of a buggy at Wentworth golf course must send a shiver down the back of the club secretary. After all, this is the infamous "buggy snatcher", caught red handed travelling down...
Pre-Nups Are the Lawyer's Best Friend
Byline: Sebastian Shakespeare WHERE does this week's court ruling on prenuptial agreements leave the state of British marriage? Spiritually impoverished, I fear. Katrin Radmacher and Nicolas Granatino signed a "marriage contract" in 1998 agreeing...
Review to End Disclosure of Criminal Past
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor THOUSANDS of people guilty of minor offences would no longer have to tell their prospective employers about their criminal past under Home Office plans unveiled today. Police intelligence suggesting...
ROONEY PAID [Pounds sterling]50M RANSOM TO STAY; AFTER WEEK OF THREATS, UNITED STAR SIGNS NEW FIVE-YEAR DEAL; Rooney 'Sees the Light' as He's Offered [Pounds Sterling]180k a Week
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor WAYNE ROONEY has signed a staggering [pounds sterling]50 million five-year deal to stay at Manchester United after effectively holding the club to ransom. The U-turn was announced today at the end...
Rooney Signs a New Deal and Begs to Be Forgiven; 'Sorry' Striker Is Handed Bumper Five-Year Contract
Byline: Andrew Hodgson WAYNE ROONEY today apologised to Sir Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United team-mates as he signed a new five-year contact to stay at the club. In a dramatic development to end a week of upheaval at Old Trafford, the...
Rundown Stadium Gets a [Pounds Sterling]250,000 Legacy Boost
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent AN ATHLETICS stadium where British champions Sebastian Coe, Daley Thompson and Linford Christie once competed has become one of the first major beneficiaries of the Mayor's fund to boost sport before...
Shambles Is Down to Party's Bugbear ... the Fear of Looking Racist; COMMENTARY
Byline: Paul Waugh "THEY just can't do race". That was the verdict of one MP today on the London Labour Party's shambolic state. As Ed Miliband absorbs his first ballot box defeat as leader, many in the party want an inquest into the chaos. But...
Social Workers Lose Unfair Dismissal Claims over Baby P
Byline: Kiran Randhawa TWO social workers sacked over the Baby P tragedy have lost their claim for unfair dismissal, it emerged today. Gillie Christou and Maria Ward said they were unjustly fired by Haringey council after the public outcry about...
Social Workers Sacked over Baby P Case Lose Unfair Dismissal Claim
Byline: Kiran Randhawa TWO social workers sacked over the Baby P tragedy have lost their claim for unfair dismissal, it emerged today. Gillie Christou and Maria Ward claimed they were unjustly fired by Haringey Council in north London in response...
Stars
Byline: PREDICTED BY SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Libra 23 September - 22 October The time has come to do your sums. While this refers to your finances, it's also about focusing on the use of resources such as your e orts, your time and even your...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Every Full Moon brings situations to a turning point and heightens feelings. However, because the current one is in your sign, what you're facing could mean you'll be very vulnerable. What...
Swiss Model for Cheap Flats Should Chime with London; ON PROPERTY
Byline: Peter Bill THE man who owns the company which built the clock mechanism which chimes Big Ben thinks it is time to build Londoners a couple of thousand three-bed flats to rent at [pounds sterling]300 a week. The man in question is a 45-year-old...
The Gaultier Circus Hits Town; Jean Paul Gaultier's Mind Is a Whirlwind of Conical Bras, Sci- Movies and Breton Stripes. Now Sir Elton John Has Harnessed the Couturier's Chaotic Creativity to Raise Money for Charity. Hermione Eyre Enters the Maelstrom
Byline: Hermione Eyre Jean Paul Gaultier and I are locked out on the pavement. It is chilly and many superstar designers would be impatient, conscious of time ticking past as every second another Madonna-style pointy bra or corset dress hits the...
The High Priestess of Whitechapel; How Did a Party Animal Who Dances till 5am and Hosts Alcohol-Fuelled Free-for-Alls Become the Most Powerful Woman in Art? Marcus Field Meets Iwona Blazwick, Creator of the Turbine Hall, Champion of Hirst and Reinventor of the Whitechapel Gallery
Byline: Marcus Field There's a delicious game people like to play in the London art world: it's called Who Will Succeed Nicholas Serota at the Tate? One name always comes out on top: Iwona Blazwick. If you haven't heard of her then a quick resume...
THE JAZZ STAR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY; Barack Obama Loves Her, the Purists Call Her the Real Thing -- and Now, Says Esperanza Spalding, Who Performs at the London Jazz Festival Next Month, She Wants the World to Hear Her Astonishing Music
Byline: Richard Godwin IFEEL inspired by London -- I like the music there, the jazz circles," says Esperanza Spalding, the most exciting thing to happen to jazz since anyone can remember and the hottest of hot tickets at next month's London Jazz...
The Keira Carey Show; They Are Both Surrey Girls, Born Only Months Apart. as the Release of Their Latest Film Never Let Me Go Casts a Spotlight on Hollywood Stars Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley, Olivia Cole Ponders Just Who Will Eclipse Whom?
Byline: Olivia Cole ON THE red carpet last week as the London Film Festival opened with Never Let Me Go, Carey Mulligan was in a cream and black creation by the obscure designer Vionnet. Keira Knightley was resplendent in beaded Chanel. Direct contemporaries,...
THE KNOWLEDGE; Fashion Fairs, Crazy Hair and Managing Marital Affairs
MARRIAGE A LA MODE Ours is a generation of individualists, which makes happy cohabitation a challenge. What if you don't like their taste in lurid furnishings? What if you are a neat freak and they live like a Young One? What if they spend their...
The New Order; One Has a Glowing Ceiling, One a Wall Made of Wine Bottles and One Will Play Host to Princes. Book Now for the Most Exciting New Restaurants in Town, Says Andy Barker
Byline: Andy Barker Biodynamic men Terroirs, o Trafalgar Square, was every discerning drinker's opening of last year. Now the owner-managers Ed Wilson and Oli Barker are heading east to a converted Victorian furniture warehouse on Columbia Road...
The Willy Wonka Gum That Changes Taste as You Chew
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor IT SOLVES a puzzle that has obsessed food boffins ever since Willy Wonka managed the feat in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Two London-based "food architects" claim to have cracked the holy...
Titus Mills Can Deliver Goods
Byline: Simon Milham TWO seasons ago, Crowded House landed the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and went on to become the winter ante-post favourite for the 2000 Guineas. His trainer, Brian Meehan, has another exciting prospect on his...
Volvo's Super Coupe That's Also a Quality Estate; Road Test
Byline: Mike Stone VOLVO V60 D3 Top speed: 137 mph: 0-60 mph: 8.9 secs; Emissions: 144 g/km; Price: [pounds sterling]24,960 (range starts at [pounds sterling]23,145) IT'S a Volvo estate, Jim, but not as we know it. The Swedish car giant's latest...
Watch This Face; Alexa Chung Is Everyone's Favourite Quirky Girl Next Door, So How Does She Do It? with a Quick of Eyeliner and Directional Nail Varnish. Eveie Longdon Gets Her Beauty Buyography
Byline: Eveie Longdon Alexa Chung, model, muse, TV presenter and rock WAG, has enjoyed a truly dizzying ascent. Raised in the village of Privett in Hampshire, she became a model after her A levels, started presenting Channel 4's Popworld in 2006...
Wenger Set to Make January Move for Cahill; Wenger Lines Up Move for England Defender Cahill
Byline: James Olley ARSENE WENGER is ready to bid for highly-rated Bolton defender Gary Cahill in January after revealing he will have money to spend in the next transfer window. Standard Sport understands that Cahill has become one of Arsenal's...
Wenger Set to Make January Move for Cahill; Wenger Lines Up Move for England Defender Cahill
Byline: James Olley ARSENE WENGER is ready to bid for highly-rated Bolton defender Gary Cahill in January after revealing he will have money to spend in the next transfer window. Standard Sport understands that Cahill has become one of Arsenal's...
West End Clubs Bury Hatchet to Beat Downturn
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent SOME of London's top night spots have formed the West End's first association of nightclub owners to help each other through the recession. Traditionally a fiercely competitive industry, the...
Win a Cross Edge Pen Set; Codeword
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Wincross Edge Pen and New Ipod Nano; Mini Codeword
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