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Articles from October 15, 2010

11th Hour Talks to Hammer out Defence Cuts Deal
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent DEFENCE Secretary Liam Fox has been dealt an "appalling blow" after the Treasury toughened its demands on spending cuts, according to a military source. Eleventh-hour talks were taking place...
A Close-Knit Family; Elle Macpherson and Her Sister-in-Law Belynda Have the Luxury-Goods Market Sewn Up: Elle with Her Underwear Empire, and Now Belynda with Her Covetable Cashmere. Pip Clements Meets the Glamazons
Byline: Pip Clements They are an impressive pair of Australian glamazons: the model Elle Macpherson, tall, golden, loud and restless, and her cute, quieter sister-in-law of five years, Belynda, who is married to Elle's younger brother Ben. They...
Ancelotti Has Taken My Game on to Another Level, Says Mikel
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent JOHN OBI MIKEL feels he is in the best form of his career and believes Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti deserves all the credit. Mikel, who has been at the club since 2006, has progressed this season...
Armitage Forced to Miss Ospreys Clash
LONDON Irish full-back Delon Armitage, who is returning to the form that made him one of England's most potent attacking threats, is having to sit out tonight's Heineken Cup match at Ospreys because of the Elite Player Squad regulations. England...
A Sign That the US Right May Be Losing the Plot; as the Mid-Term Elections Loom, the Republicans Have Just Been Mortified by One of Their More Eccentric Candidates
Byline: James Fenton VIEW FROM AMERICA IT WAS, says Republican Congressional candidate Rich Iott, a father-son bonding thing: for several years from around 2003, he and his son used to dress up as members of the Waffen-SS and take part in "historical...
A TASTE SENSATION; Meringue Bones, Luminous Jelly and Hangover Cakes - London's Young Chefs Are Channelling Damien Hirst & Co to Create an Art Food Movement That Tastes a Lot Better Than It Looks
Byline: LYDIA SLATER In most restaurants, the bread basket arrives unnoticed. But at Brick Lane nightspot The Brickhouse, the loaf arrived on a bier, wrapped in a shroud and topped with a wreath made of butter. It had been baked into a lifesize...
Best of Brit Art; A New Generation of Artists and Gallerists Is Snapping at the Heels of Hirst, Jopling and Co. Hannah Nathanson Meets the New YBAs
Katy Moran Painter Katy Moran, 35, has sold a triptych to the actor James Franco and a painting, If you don't have it, you don't need it, to Elton John. 'It makes me laugh that he has one of my works, hopefully in his bedroom,' she says. Katy...
BEWARE THE TRICKY PITCH; You Can Learn to Hold Your Ground against Smooth-Talking Car Salesmen with a Little Help from Which? Car
Byline: David Williams HAVE you ever wondered -- really wondered -- why you bought your car? Was it those vital miles per gallon figures you worked out before going to the dealership, the fact that it was in a lower tax band; its low emissions and...
Cambridge Hit by Double Tragedy; University Rocked by Deaths of Two Brilliant Students; Undergraduate Suicide after His Friend Is Killed by London Bus
Byline: Rashid Razaq A CAMBRIDGE University student is believed to have committed suicide after his close friend was run over and killed by a London bus. George Starling, 19, was found dead four days after student Mingwei Tan, 20, died when she...
CAMBRIDGE HIT BY DOUBLE TRAGEDY; UNIVERSITY ROCKED BY DEATHS OF TWO BRILLIANT STUDENTS; UNDERGRADUATE SUICIDE AFTER HIS FRIEND IS KILLED BY LONDON BUS; Friend's Death Was Last Straw as Student Grieved for Mother
Byline: Rashid Razaq A CAMBRIDGE University student is believed to have committed suicide after his close friend was run over and killed by a London bus. George Starling, 19, was found dead four days after student Mingwei Tan, 20, died when she...
China Turns on US as Row over Exchange Rate Heats Up
Byline: Russell Lynch CHINA fired the latest shot in the international currency war with the US today, as Washington prepared to deliver its latest verdict on the Asian giant's exchange rate practices. Speaking hours before the US Treasury Department...
China Turns on US as Row over Exchange Rate Heats Up
Byline: Russell Lynch CHINA fired the latest shot in the international currency war with the US today, as Washington prepared to deliver its verdict on the Asian giant's exchange rate practices. Speaking hours before the US Treasury Department...
Clegg: Handouts for Poor Help the Middle Classes
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor NICK CLEGG today attempted to calm growing anger over extra burdens on the middle classes by arguing that they benefit when handouts are given to the poor. Pouring money into schemes to help the least well...
Deadliest Snake in the World Is No Match for Lethal Venter; Saracens Chief Reveals Drama of His Return to South Africa, When He Had to Shoot a Black Mamba. Exclusive: By Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones BRENDAN VENTER was standing on a table at his parents' lodge near the Kruger National Park holding a revolver and preparing to shoot a deadly Black Mamba snake when his mobile phone bleeped with the latest score as his Saracens...
Eastern Magic and an African Dilemma; London Film Festival
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES West End Vue, WC2 & NFT3, SE1 OF GODS AND MEN Curzon Mayfair, W1 THOSE who thought that Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee was an eccentric choice as the...
FAIR PLAY; Frieze, You're Surrounded! from the East End to Marylebone, London Is One Big Singing, Dancing, Cooking Art Gallery This Week. Andy Barker Paints the Scene
Byline: Andy Barker This weekend 60,000 art lovers will descend on Regent's Park, ready to snap up Damien Hirst's latest butterlies and Antony Gormley's hulking incarnations of himself. Meanwhile, the cognoscenti will be trying to spot which of...
FLASHBULB; Potheads, Hotheads and High Jinks in W1
Byline: INTERVIEWS BY HANNAH NATHANSON Bailey originals HARRY'S BAR, MAYFAIR What An auction for Help for Heroes hosted by david Bailey, dylan jones and philip Green Who tracey emin, Anya Hindmarch, richard Caring and nancy dell'Olio ...
Four-Year-Old Walked out of School, Got on a Bus and Was Found Two Miles Away
Byline: Rashid Razaq A FOUR-year-old boy walked out of school and crossed three main roads before catching a bus to a hospital two miles away -- without his teachers realising he was absent. Devano Brown's mother only learned he was missing when...
France on Brink of Fuel Shortage as Strike Bites
Byline: Jean-Marie Godard Associated Press STRIKES spread to all France's refineries today, raising the prospect of a nationwide fuel shortage. On the fourth day of protests over the government's planned change to the retirement age, the transport...
Future Art Stars Cause a New Sensation; Graduates' Work Is Exhibited with Masterpieces
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent TWENTY artists hailed as stars of the future are getting the chance to show their work alongside that of 60 masters, from Picasso and Warhol to Manet, Rodin and Cezanne. The 20 were chosen from hundreds...
General Petraeus: I've Apologised to the Family of Dead British Aid Worker
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor US GENERAL David Petraeus directly apologised to the father of abducted British aid worker Linda Norgrove today as he revealed fresh details of videos showing her death, possibly at the hands of American...
Get It off Your TXT
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Giving Friends a Lift Now Carries an Automatic Fine
Byline: Melissa Kite THE cost of living certainly is rising. I've just managed to spend [pounds sterling]600 picking some friends up from Balham station and taking them to my house a few minutes away. Did I charter a helicopter? No. I did the...
'Good Samaritan' Clause to Stop Have-a-Go Heroes from Falling Foul of the Law
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor HAVE-A-GO heroes will be exempt from prosecution under health and safety laws, a sweeping review of Britain's "compensation culture" concluded today. The shake-up, overseen by former Tory Cabinet minister...
Grant Is Refusing to Rise to the Bait against Wolves
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM manager Avram Grant insists he won't compromise his football ideals to combat Wolves' "physical approach" in the bottom of the table clash tomorrow. Wolves have been handed 21 yellow cards in their first seven matches,...
Gunners Must Do More with Their Firepower; FOOTBALL FINANCE
Byline: Stefan Szymanski ARSENAL used to be thought of as the quintessentially English club. While others courted foreign owners and foreign fans, Arsenal retained its North London focus and roots. Manager Arsene Wenger's 14-year tenure has given...
Hicks Lifts Court Ban on Sale of Liverpool; but Tries One Last Bid to Scupper Sox Chief's Buy-Out
Byline: Andrew Hodgson BOSTON RED SOX owner John W Henry today pledged to fight Tom Hicks's "last desperate attempt" to hang on to Liverpool as the takeover battle appeared to move into its final stages. Henry insists his New England Sports Ventures...
Horror Chamber Holds Key to Early Return from Injury; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Dickson Etuhu Foot problem has ruled Fulham midfielder out for three weeks but he's wants to get back as soon as possible THIS has been a tough week for me. I picked up a foot injury in a challenge with West Ham's Scott Parker which ended...
'Human Cockfighting' Is All the Rage
Byline: Dan Jones UNCH-UP season is here. PBetween now and Christmas there are going to be some fantastic bouts for British fight fans. There's the lopsided but compelling all-London clash between David Haye and Audley Harrison, at the MEN Arena...
If You Want to See Bolt Run, There Should Be a Price to Suit All Budgets
Byline: Matthew Beard COMMENTARY GAMES bosses are under huge pressure to make [pounds sterling]400 million from ticket sales but they have to make sure the taxpayers who have funded the venture don't end up priced out of the Games. Because [pounds...
If You Want to See Bolt Run, There Should Be a Price to Suit All Budgets; COMMENTARY
Byline: Matthew Beard GAMES bosses are under huge pressure to make [pounds sterling]400 million from ticket sales but they have to make sure the taxpayers who have funded the venture don't end up priced out of the Games. Because [pounds sterling]9...
LADYKILLER IN A KILT; from the Mists of Scotland Came a Conquering Charmer Complete with Sporran. First This Bonny Braveheart Wooed Tracey Emin and Now He's Turned His Twinkly Eyes on Supernova. Just Who Is Wee Scott Douglas, Asks Michael Kirkham
Byline: Michael Kirkham Two questions focus the minds of those who follow the fortunes of kilt-wearing Shoreditch hipsters. One, of course, is: 'What, if anything, do they wear underneath them?' The other, far more fascinating, is: 'Just who is...
Lawyers Struck off over a Bill for [Pounds Sterling]147,971 to Handle Divorce
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent TWO solicitors have been struck off after they overcharged a pensioner by [pounds sterling]123,000 for handling her divorce. Former JP Michael Miller and Alex Winterton, both 37, demanded [pounds sterling]15,000...
Liability Relief If the Price Is Right; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT PART of the folklore which surrounds Lloyd's of London says that insurance is easy to get into, much harder to get out of. Companies attracted by the chance to make quick profits find themselves stuck for years...
Lib-Dem Failure to Find Candidate Puts Party out of Mayoral Race for Year
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor BORIS JOHNSON and Ken Livingstone will spend the next year as the only major candidates in the race to be Mayor of London, after the Liberal Democrats suspended their selection process. Former MP Lembit...
Life Class Robert Rowland Smith on Making Enemies
Byline: Robert Rowland Smith There are two types of enemy: those you know about and those you don't. In warfare, nations know who they're dealing with, and the fact that war gets 'declared' only makes enmity clearer. Among individuals, things get...
London Rents Climb to Record Levels as Buyers Struggle for Mortgages
Byline: Russell Lynch City Correspondent LONDON landlords have pushed rents to an all-time high as frustrated firsttime buyers are forced to spend longer as tenants. Rents in the capital have risen by seven per cent already this year to an average...
Look Down on Knightsbridge from 'Harrods Hotel' on the Roof
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE new owners of Harrods are considering opening a hotel on its roof. The radical venture is one of a number being looked at by the Knightsbridge store's Qatari bosses. A "Harrods Hotel" would...
Lumley's Broadway Debut Is Absolutely Fabulous
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York SHE'S been a Bond girl, created TV folklore as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous and taken on ministers on behalf of the Gurkhas. But one thing missing from Joanna Lumley's varied career was a Broadway show. Now,...
LVMH May Sell off Booze to Diageo as It Eyes Hermes Swoop; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin IS BOOZE giant Diageo finally going to get its hands on LVMH's alcohol arm? Gossips in the City claimed today that the world's largest luxury goods company is considering a sale so it has the cash for its own shopping spree....
Making Waves; Zaha Hadid Lives in a Pristine White Pod, Has Sacrificed Her Personal Life to Architecture, and Will Brook No Opposition from Underlings or the Establishment. Harry Mount Has an Audience with the Newly Crowned Winner of the Stirling Prize
Byline: Harry Mount YOU ENTER ZAHA HADID'S SPRAWLING CLERKENWELL office, a converted 1870s school, beneath a Victorian sign saying 'girls, infants'. ironic, really. For decades, hadid was treated as the infantile girl of the architecture world;...
Master of the Dark Arts; Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld Is Parisian Fashionroyalty but , Has Turned His Back on a Life in Vogue to Sell Brutalist Art to the Likes of Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett and, Now, London's New Bloomsbury Set. Lydia Slater Gets an Eyeful of the Dashing Dealer
Byline: Lydia Slater Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld is clearly not quite used to London life. Otherwise he wouldn't be hoping to flag down a taxi during rush hour on the morning of a Tube strike. He arrives at our rendezvous an hour late and full of...
Met Will Boost Its Sex Crime Squad as Rape Reports Rocket
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor SCOTLAND Yard is boosting a specialist sex offences squad in response to a shock rise in rapes reported in London. The number of detectives and specially trained forensic science officers will increase from...
MI5 Abandons Plan to Recruit Officers despite Terror Threat
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor MI5 HAS halted plans to recruit an extra 300 officers as part of a costcutting drive in the Government's purge on public spending. Under an existing blueprint intended to help tackle the threat from...
Military Will Be First Rank after Cuts, Says Hague
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent WILLIAM HAGUE today insisted Britain would remain a "first rank" military power after Washington warned that deep defence cuts may damage Nato. The Foreign Secretary spoke out after US Secretary...
Miners Go Home to Families ... and Nightmares
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent CHILE's rescued miners were today being welcomed home as heroes after being released from hospital. Three left last night and they were due to be followed today by the remaining 30 after completing...
My London; ARTIST PAULA REGO IS ADDICTED TO EASTENDERS, DRESSES UP IN SONIA RYKIEL AND WANTS TO SKETCH THE PASSENGERS ON THE NO 46 BUS
Byline: PAULA REGO Home is... In Hampstead, and I have a studio in Kentish Town. What was the last play you saw in London? My favourite play, apart from Shakespeare, is The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, which I saw at the National Theatre...
'Mystery Bug' in Nadir Papers Makes Fraud Office Staff Sick; Workers Have to Wear Masks as Investigator Goes to Hospital
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent FRAUD investigators have been struck down by a mystery bug infecting the Asil Nadir case papers, the Old Bailey heard today. One person has been sent to hospital after handling the documents dating back...
Neighbours from Hell, Even in Belgravia
Byline: Sebastian Shakespeare YOU can change friends but not your neighbours. Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson have been pondering the cruel truth of this aphorism this week. The couple have become embroiled in a vicious dispute with their neighbours,...
Neighbours' Row Set to Add to the Noise from the Ministry; ON PROPERTY
Byline: Peter Bill AT 2.30am on Saturdays and Sundays the roads around the Ministry of Sound at Elephant and Castle are often jammed. Anxious middle-class parents jockey for parking spots with irritable cabbies and tetchy coach drivers. Rows break...
New Laws Won't Move Us out of Parliament Sq, Say Protesters
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger PEACE protesters camping outside the Houses of Parliament today claimed they had a legal right to be there and MPs were "confusing" themselves with promises to remove the camp. The demonstration, which moved to...
NEW SOUL FROM OLD; the Best Release of the Year, John Legend & the Roots' Album of Songs of Classic Soul from the Sixties and Seventies Is Spearheading a Revival
Byline: David Smyth SOUND CHECK HOW does an album of soul covers from the Sixties and Seventies end up as one of the most vital releases of 2010? The dusty funk and 40-year-old lyrics of Wake Up! by John Legend & The Roots turn out to be more...
Nigel V Nigella; Their Books Are Simply and Exclusively about What They Themselves like to Eat and Thus Cook- and Both Have New Bestsellers out. So What Makes Slater and Lawson Such Kitchen Gods?
Byline: David Sexton IT'S THAT time of year again. The evenings draw in, the cookery books pile up in the shops. Our favourites are back. Both Nigel and Nigella are showing us the way once again. Kitchen is the ninth cookery book Nigella Lawson...
Pools Punters Love Us but Now We're Looking to Kick on; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Dickson Etuhu Fulham midfielder says club are ready to turn draws into wins as they head toward crucial time of the season IT has been a tough couple of weeks for me trying to overcome a foot injury I picked up against West Ham which...
Pop
KISSES The Heart of the Nightlife (This is Music) LOS Angeles native Jesse Kivel, whose day job is in the indie pop band Princeton, has formed this side project with his girlfriend, keyboardist Zinzi Edmundson. His music as Kisses dreams of escape,...
[Pounds Sterling]2,012 for Best Seat in the House at Olympic Opening Ceremony; Games Organisers Set New Highs for the Top Tickets in Bid to Subsidise Majority of Places
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent OLYMPICS chiefs will charge some of the highest ticket prices in British sporting history to subsidise the majority of more affordable seats, they revealed today. The most expensive ticket will...
Quango-Culling Will Cost Us Dear
THE Audit Commission has not been cut for financial reasons. At a national level, all savings will be taken up for the next 10 years by the liabilities from closing the organisation; on a local level, councils are likely to face higher fees from the...
Rents Hit Record Level as Homebuyers Struggle
Byline: Russell Lynch City Correspondent LONDON landlords have pushed rents to an all-time high as frustrated firsttime buyers are forced to spend longer being tenants. Rents in the capital have risen by seven per cent already this year, to an...
Rich Britons Quite Fancy a Bit of Candy & Candy in Monte
ON a trip to see Christian Candy in Monaco last November, the black Roller took a detour on the way to lunch at a very posh hotel to stop off at the not-quite-so-posh Le Meridien Beach Plaza. Here the 36-year-old developer announced that this would...
RITES OF SPRING; Dressage Horses at Hermes, Tears at Alexander McQueen, Superstars on the Runway for Tom Ford and Butterflies Everywhere. Gianluca Longo, Our Man in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Salutes the Fashion World's Flights of Fancy
NEW YORK Best shows Preen for the delicate embroidered aqua dresses. Diane von Furstenberg for the best prints of the season. Calvin Klein for sleek minimal style: the red/orange sleeveless dress is a winner for summer in the city. Fashion moment...
Sharp-Looking Kia Makes an Impact; Road Test
Byline: Mike Stone KIA SPORTAGE, First Edition Top speed: 112mph; Combined fuel consumption: 47.1mpg (claimed); Emissions: 156g/km; Price: [pounds sterling]20,777 PEOPLE who still think of Kia as a manufacturer of cheap, low quality...
So Can the Secret Ring of Steel Save the City from Terrorism? A Six-Mile Security Corridor Has Sealed off the Capital's Ancient Hub. Kieran Long Meets Two Young Londoners Who Have Mapped Its Strengths -- and Weaknesses
Byline: Kieran Long TAKE your A to Z and look up Vandy Street, a tiny back street at the northern edge of the city in EC2. On a map, it looks like any other road, just another of the capillaries that make up the rich plan of the City of London....
Stagecoach Rides to Rescue as London Bus Giant Collapses
Byline: Lucy Tobin ONE of London's biggest bus companies today buckled under the weight of its own debt and collapsed into administration only to be bought immediately by its onetime owner Stagecoach. The acquisition of the East London Bus Group...
Stars
Byline: PREDICTED BY SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Libra 23 September - 22 October Ever since the Libra New Moon on the 7th, you've been reviewing your life with a critical eye to situations and relationships that take a lot and give nothing in return....
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 If ever there was a time to acknowledge arrangements are as restrictive as they are unrewarding, it's now. You've remained involved because you dreaded dramas. But now that events are about...
Taking Us Back to the Eighties in a Flash; Raunchy Revival Offers 14 New Songs and Fine Performances
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS FIRST NIGHT FLASHDANCE Shaftesbury Theatre, WC2 HENRY HITCHINGS FANS of legwarmers and DayGlo will cheer the West End arrival of this noisy, upbeat show, which translates Adrian Lyne's 1983 film about a go-getting and improbably...
Tate Modern Closes Sea of Seeds to Public amid Health Fears over Dust
Byline: Emer Martin and Louise Jury TATE Modern has been forced to close the giant Turbine Hall sunflower seeds commission to public access because the surge of interest has created dangerous levels of dust. Visitors will be able to look at the...
THE ARTFUL DODGERS; When Graham Southern and Harry Blain Sold the Haunch of Venison Gallery to Christie's They Didn't Envisage They Would Be Blackballed by the Art World. Now They've Quit and Taken Their Best Artists with Them. Sholto Byrnes on the Battle of Burlington Gardens
Byline: Sholto Byrnes If there is one question on the lips of collectors, critics, curators and the merely curious, as they gather for London's art week, it is this: why have Harry Blain and Graham Southern, founderdirectors of Haunch of Venison,...
THE ART OF TRAVEL; Dali and De Meuron in Madrid, Hollywood Glitz and Pre-Columbian Sculptures in LA and Norman Foster and Tru E Fries in the Bowery. Embark on a 21st-Century Grand Tour, Say Hannah Nathanson and Pandora Sykes
Byline: Hannah Nathanson and Pandora Sykes Neues Museum Berlin One of Germany's biggest ever reconstruction projects, the Neues Museum reopened in November last year, having been left to decay for over 60 years. Originally built in 1841 but desecrated...
The Football Club That Helps Give Young People a Kick-Start; THE DISPOSSESSED FUND; Two Brothers Left Their Parents and Everything They Knew in Afghanistan. Now, They Have a Fresh Start Thanks to a Group That Has Been Kept Going by Your Generosity
Byline: Miranda Bryant WHEN Ali Khawari and his brother Hassan came to London from Afghanistan four years ago to seek asylum, they were forced to leave everything they knew behind. Aged 15 and 18 and with their parents still in their war-torn...
THE KNOWLEDGE; Ono, Gaga and Couturiers at War
FOUR OF A KIND Cezanne may have chosen to paint boozers and Provencal peasants at play such as The Card Players (c1894, above). Here at ES, we prefer a more high-rent crowd of gamblers... George Soros Suave speculator Soros has lined his own...
Things to Come Could Change City; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton GIVEN that the City lives by its ability to innovate, it is astonishing how we are all prisoners of conventional wisdom and lazily assume that the business models of today will be the business models of the future. Penny...
Three Jailed for 'Primeval' Murder over Halloween Hat
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent THREE youths were jailed for life at the Old Bailey today for the "primeval" murder of an IT expert over his girlfriend's Halloween hat. Ben Gardner, 31, is described as "a gold-standard young man of...
Tough Choices Ahead over Defence Cuts
THE row over defence cuts continues, less than a week ahead of next week's defence review and Spending Review. Defence Secretary Liam Fox was in buoyant mood at the Tory conference earlier this month, believing he had secured a partial reprieve for...
Tweeter Has a Pop at Cheryl in Book Chart
Byline: Mark Prigg Technology Editor A BOOK based on a fake Cheryl Cole Twitter account is poised to challenge the X Factor judge's autobiography in the best-seller charts. Woath It? Coase Ah Am, Pet, is written by Cheryl Kerl in phonetic geordie....
Twice over Can Double Up
Byline: Simon Milham TOM QUEALLY says Twice Over is the horse they all have to beat in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow. Twice Over, owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla and trained by Henry Cecil, has been something of a...
Watchdog's [Pounds Sterling]10m Fine Is Bitter Medicine for Reckitt
Byline: Lucy Tobin RECKITT Benckiser was today slapped with a [pounds sterling]10.2 million fine for overcharging the NHS by rigging the market for its heartburn medicine Gaviscon. The Office of Fair Trading found that the consumer goods giant...
Weekend Gigs
Byline: David Smyth CRYSTAL CASTLES Toronto's intense electronic duo are more watchable than most computer bands thanks to the onstage antics of singer Alice Glass, who is no wallflower. They now have two self-titled albums of raging bleeps and...
Wenger Ready to See the 'Real Bendtner'
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent Chief Football Correspondent ARSENE WENGER today backed Nicklas Bendtner to hit top form again and put a frustrating run of injuries behind him. The 22-year-old has struggled for fitness after...
Wenger Tells Cesc: We Do Have Desire
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENE WENGER today dismissed Cesc Fabregas's claims Arsenal lack a winning mentality but urged his players to eradicate any complacency if they are to win the Premier League. The Gunners sit seven...
We've Been Swindled, Say Gillett and Hicks; Duo Want $1.6Bn as Henry Closes in on Reds Takeover
Byline: Andrew Hodgson TOM HICKS and George Gillett fired a parting shot in an extraordinary day in the Liverpool takeover saga. The pair had ended their opposition to the sale of the club by removing the restraining order obtained in a Dallas...
WHITE VAN MAN'S RED SHOWS HE'S DRIVEN TO SUCCEED; Sending-Off in Euro Tie Raised Suspicion That Spurs Star Had a Suspect Temperament but, Says Biographer Mark Van Den Heuvel, It Just Proved How Much He Wants to Be a Winner
Byline: Tom Collomosse Sports Correspondent RETURNING from White Hart Lane on the Victoria Line, at least one group of Tottenham season-ticket holders were smitten. That night, those fans were convinced the club's latest signing -- who honed his...
WIN CROSS EDGE PEN AND NEW iPOD NANO; CODEWORD
Our prizes this week are the new 8GB iPod nano which is smaller and lighter than ever and has a sleek aluminium finish. Plus you'll also win a Cross Edge gel ink pen courtesy of Cross and The Pen Shop. This funky pen (RRP [pounds sterling]35) features...
Woman Fights for Life after Pub Flower Pot Falls on Her Head
Byline: Felix Allen A WOMAN was severely injured when a heavy flower pot fell from a pub and landed on her head. The 49-year-old, who has not been named, was having a drink outside the Sussex Arms near Paddington station on October 3 when the...
YOU HAVE HOW MANY FRIENDS? Facebook Creator Mark Zuckerberg Is Cast as a Social Reject in the Must-See Movie of His Legal Battle with His Student Investors
Byline: David Sexton FILM OF THE WEEK THE SOCIAL NETWORK Cert 12A, 120 mins VERYBODY'S interested in Facebook, even if only antagonistically. EBut The Social Network isn't about Facebook. If you go to see it thinking it is, you'll be disappointed....
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