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Articles from April 28, 2010

12 DAYS TO ROLL BACK THE YEARS; Felix Lloyd Is Put through an Exercise Regime to Overhaul Her Fitness -- and Lifestyle
Byline: Felix Lloyd NO sugar -- no problem. No cake or biscuits -- ditto. One hour of exercise four times a week -- that's pushing it. No alcohol for 12 days -- yowsa! That's a deal-breaker ... But I found myself signing up to the Reset exercise...
2012 Dream of Teenagers Crushed by Safety Laws
Byline: Matthew Beard Sports News Correspondent THOUSANDS of teenagers will miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to help at the 2012 Olympics because of new child protection laws. Games organisers have set a minimum age of 18 as they begin recruiting...
Artist's Portrait of Her Mother as She Lay Dead for Three Days
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent AN artist who spent three days painting a picture of her 100-year-old mother as she lay dead at the undertakers has been shortlisted for this year's [pounds sterling]25,000 BP Portrait Prize. Daphne...
A SPECTACULAR CITY SHOWPIECE; the Transformation of Bermondsey Spa Will Offer Young Londoners 2000 New City-Centre Homes, Reports Tom Lewis
Byline: Tom Lewis BERMONDSEY'S residential rise is gathering momentum. The heart of the old docks area, which lies back from the river between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is changing fast. Warehouse and factory flats are attracting emigres from...
A VILLAGE FIT FOR A TIME LORD; the New Dr Who Is Joining City Bigwigs and Russian Oligarchs to Live in London's Timeless Village on a Hill, Says Sara McConnell SPOTLIGHT ON HIGHGATE
Byline: Sara McConnell EVERYTHING about Highgate breathes affluence, from its clusters of Georgian town houses at the centre of the village to its woods, its cutesy shops and its sweeping views south to the City where so many of its residents make...
Baby Boomers Have a Smug Grip on the Arts
Byline: Richard Godwin IWENT to the Old Vic in good faith, truly I did. The revival of Tom Stoppard's comedy, The Real Thing, had been positively smothered in four-and five-star reviews. I loved the recent production of Stoppard's Arcadia. What...
Bailed-Out Banks Face Huge Fines for Poor Customer Care
Byline: Nick Goodway ROYAL Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, the two part-nationalised banks, are today revealed as being the duo facing potential fines of several million pounds for not handling customer complaints properly. City watchdog...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT'S HALF PRICE Pick up discounts of up to 50 per cent in the Multiyork spring sale. Until Monday, best buys include the Metro dining table and four Ely chairs, down to [pounds sterling]779 from [pounds sterling]1,465,...
BE A SNOOPER TROOPER; Be Inspired by London's Magical Mystery Trail
Byline: Pattie Barron LAST year, on Bank Holiday Monday, more than 5,000 of you followed The Great London Garden Trail, the mystery tour that led to a series of inspirational urban gardens. Following the phenomenal success of last year's trail,...
Bigger Issues Count at the Marginal Seat Spin Doctors Forgot; LONDON BATTLEGROUNDS Can Tory Mike Freer Snatch Finchley and Golders Green from Labour? Sri Carmichael Joins the Doorknock Trail
Byline: Sri Carmichael IT IS the seat the spin doctors forgot. Eight days to polling day, and the voters in Margaret Thatcher's old homeground at Finchley and Golders Green are still waiting for a visit by a Cabinet minister or opposition heavyweight....
Blankfein Unmoved by Poor Performance at SEC Grilling
Byline: Lucy Tobin GOLDMAN Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein today declared his job was safe despite what many saw as a poor performance in front of senators last night. Speaking this morning after hours of grilling in Washington, the man...
Blood, Sweat and Sacrifice; Opera
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON AIDA Covent Garden, WC2 AIDA without the pyramids and elephants? Is that not an oxymoron? But it's precisely what David McVicar was aiming for in his new production for Covent Garden. "You can source any ancient culture...
Boris Seeks Tougher Driving Tests as Seventh Cyclist Dies on London's Roads
Byline: Peter Dominiczak BORIS JOHNSON has called on the Government to change driving tests so motorists are forced to pay greater attention to cyclists. The Mayor wrote to Transport Secretary Lord Adonis as a 31-year-old woman became the seventh...
Boris's Routemasters Will Cost [Pounds Sterling]7.8m.And That Only Buys Five
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor THE bill for Boris Johnson's new generation of Routemasters has come in at [pounds sterling]7.8 million for just five buses, it emerged today. Transport for London said the initial outlay included design...
British Banks Face [Pounds Sterling]10bn Losses over Greece Debt
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil BRITISH banks face huge new losses after lending [pounds sterling]10 billion to the teetering Greek economy. The scale of the City's exposure emerged as Greece edged towards becoming Europe's first "national...
Cable's Roof Taxes Would Hit London the Hardest
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor LONDONERS would pay "roof taxes" totalling more than [pounds sterling]3.5 billion just to buy and live in their own homes under a Liberal Democrat government, new research suggests today. A combination...
CALM AFTER THE STORM; the Chaos Caused by the Volcano May Have Put You off Travelling Abroad but You Still Need to Plan for the School Summer Holidays. Don't Panic, Says Jo Fernandez -- There Are Some Great UK Breaks Around
Byline: Jo Fernandez AS those estimated 150,000 of us UK travellers stranded by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption trickle back to work and school we now face the resulting debt. Meanwhile, the summer holidays are just under 12 weeks away...
Cipriani May Be Back with Wasps Next Year; Melbourne-Bound Fly-Half Says He Will Consider Short-Term Return to England during Close Season Down Under
Byline: Chris Jones DANNY CIPRIANI today revealed he could interrupt his self-imposed exile in Australia to play for London Wasps on a shortterm basis next year. The fly-half is committed to his twoyear deal with Melbourne Rebels but with the...
City Trader Cleared of Manslaughter for 'Pole-Axing' IT Boss with Punch
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A CITY trader has been cleared of killing a company vice-president in an alcohol-fuelled row over a woman. Jeremy Aylmer, 36, held his head in his hands after being acquitted of manslaughter at Inner...
Clegg Calls for 'Leap of Faith' as Lib-Dem Support Drops
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Miranda Bryant NICK CLEGG urged voters today to take a "leap of faith" as polls suggested support for the Liberal Democrats is on the wane. Speaking to the Evening Standard's election panel, the party leader, who has...
CLEGGMANIA GIVES A BOOST TO PUTNEY; the Cleggs Have Shone the Spotlight on Putney, and with Its New Wharf Flats and Riverside Penthouses It Is Sure to Get the Property Vote, Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles WILL man-of-thehour Nick Clegg do for Putney what he has done for his party -- propel its popularity to the top of the property poll, pushing Hampstead down a peg or two as the natural home of the well-heeled liberal? The...
Cosmetic Procedures Can Be Good for Men, Too; Vital Signs
Byline: Dr Christian Jessen ICONFESS to being rather bemused this week. Not by a tricky case or a difficult patient, but by the fact that the News of the World considered it newsworthy that I have had hair transplants. I can't for the life of...
Design News
Byline: Barbara Chandler IN MILAN IT'S HATS OFF TO THE BRITISH FOR BEING A LITTLE BARMY AT THE MILAN FURNITURE FAIR FOR the past three weeks, 100 per cent British Design -- with bowlerhat lights, Fair Isle knitted pouffes and insect-strewn bone...
DIARY OF AN ESTATE AGENT; Our Sevenoaks Agent Kick-Starts a Chain, Sells a Mansion and Gets Multiple Offers from London Emigres in Search of Places at Kent Grammar Schools
MONDAY Monday in our Sevenoaks office begins as Saturday finished -- with me sitting with a committed buyer trying to work our way through a homebuyer's survey with less actual content than my lunchtime Shapers sandwich. In a desperate attempt to...
Emerging Challenge Being Ignored; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton WHILE this may be the most intriguing election for years it is also one of the most inward looking. Even the foreign affairs debate, which might have been an opportunity to show a bit of vision, became an exercise in keeping...
'Equity Loan Helped Me Buy'
AS A first-time buyer earning less than [pounds sterling]60,000 a year, Edward Chan qualified for a 30 per cent equity loan through the governmentfunded HomeBuy Direct initiative, enabling him to buy a twobedroom flat in Bow for an initial price of...
Forth Ports Soars as It Plays Hard to Get with Northstream; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin SHARES in the owner of London's Tilbury docks Forth Ports surged today after the ports-to-property group said it had spurned the advances of its suitor again. The FTSE 250-listed group is being pursued by bid consortium...
Fry Leads Fight to Save House of St Barnabas; Londoner's Diary
STEPHEN FRY is leading a campaign against Westminster Council to prevent the possible closure of the House of St Barnabas in Soho. The charity, which was founded in 1864, has been revitalised by Ben Elliot, founder of Quintessentially, the concierge...
FULHAM FEAR OVER ZAMORA FOR EURO CLASH; Leading Scorer Faces a Late Fitness Test on His Achilles Problem Ahead of Tomorrow's Semi-Final, Second-Leg with Hamburg
Byline: David Smith FULHAM top-scorer Bobby Zamora is a major doubt for tomorrow's Europa League match against Hamburg at Craven Cottage, the biggest game in the London club's history. The persistent Achilles tendon injury has failed to respond...
FULL STEAM AHEAD; Resist Any Urge to Head Abroad -- Nick Curtis Found a Day Trip to York on a Steam Train to Be Just the Ticket
Byline: Nick Curtis NOW that we've all discovered how easily air travel can grind to a halt, and how difficult it is to get back to Blighty when it does, perhaps it's time we explored the full potential of train travel within our own borders. I...
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Good, Bad and Ugly -- How Local Papers Are Reporting Election; MEDIA ANALYSIS
Byline: Roy Greenslade I BLUSH at this memory. On a warmish September evening in 1964, I sat proudly at the table reserved for the press in a hall in West Ham to hear general election addresses by the sitting Labour member, Elwyn Jones, and the...
Graff Hostage: I Was in Life or Death Situation
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent THE shop assistant taken hostage during the [pounds sterling]40 million Graff Diamonds robbery told a jury today "it was life or death". Petra Ehnar described her terror at a gun being shoved into her...
Greek Crisis Has a Grim Lesson for Us Too
BRITAIN is not a member of the euro and so we are less exposed to the consequences of the collapse of Greece's credit rating than most of the EU. But by way of proof that in finance we are none of us an island, the repercussions of the Greek crisis...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Compton Miller CELEBRITY CHEF ALDO SELLS UP IN HOVE, ACTUALLY AFTER more than nine months on the market, Italian celebrity chef Aldo Zilli's five-bedroom Hove weekend home has finally sold for [pounds sterling]950,000, a drop of nearly [pounds...
IS 'BIGOT' INSULT END FOR BROWN? LABOUR IN CRISIS OVER SLUR HEARD ON MICROPHONE; PM VISITS WOMAN IN HER HOME TO APOLOGISE... AGAIN; the Moment He Knew He'd Been Caught Out
Byline: Paul Waugh and Nicholas Cecil GORDON BROWN risked the implosion of Labour's election campaign today after he called a pensioner "bigoted". In a moment that electrified the race, the Prime Minister criticised Gillian Duffy for complaining...
Keep the Young Away from Crime
I WAS in the audience for David Cameron's speech yesterday, and the question I still wanted an answer to at the end was what the Conservatives will do about early intervention to stop youngsters falling into anti-social behaviour and crime in the first...
KEV'S ZERO HEROES; GRAND DESIGNERS Kevin McCloud, Launching Grand Designs Live at London's ExCeL, Names Britain's Zero-Carbon Design Heroes, Says Barbara Chandler
Byline: Barbara Chandler YOU might be planning to give your home a spring makeover but don't know where to start. If so, why not take your plans along to an expert at Grand Designs Live, opening in London on Saturday -- there is an entire design...
Labour Isn't Working; Soaring Birth Rates, 'Controlling' Consultants, Older Mothers and NHS Trusts Anxious for Risk-Free Deliveries Mean Many Women Can No Longer Choose How They Give Birth
Byline: Sophie Goodchild AGROWING number of mothers-to-be are choosing to give birth, unaided, at home. These are not New Age hippies or devotees of alternative medicine; they are women who prefer to experience socalled DIY births rather than face...
'London Has the Highest C-Section Rate in the World'
Byline: Charlotte Ross AFTER giving birth to my first child this January at the age of 40, I understand why London has the highest Caesarean rate in the world. I went into UCLH to have a straightforward birth but encountered a system that railroads...
Low-Profile Entrepreneur All the High-Rollers Know; INTERVIEW; Peter Dubens Owns the Gym Where Madonna Works out and Is Backing Chef Tom Aikens
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor AT A DINNER of mostly business stars hosted by Richard Caring, I was forced to ask: "Who is the guy next to Richard?" The restaurateur and clothing tycoon had Henry Wyndham, chairman of Sotheby's, on his right....
McQueen's Last Note: I'm Sorry ... Please Look after My Dogs; Desperate McQueen Had Taken Cocaine and Sleeping Pills; TOP FASHION DESIGNER WAS OVERWHELMED WITH GRIEF DAY BEFORE HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL
Byline: Kiran Randhawa FASHION designer Alexander McQueen left a note saying "I'm sorry" before he took his own life. The 40-year-old was found hanging by a belt in his wardrobe on February 11. Today an inquest into his death was told how...
McQueen's Last Note: I'm Sorry. Please Look after My Dogs; LEADING FASHION DESIGNER HAD TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF TWICE BEFORE, INQUEST IS TOLD
Byline: Kiran Randhawa FASHION designer Alexander McQueen left a note saying "I'm sorry" before he took his own life. The 40-year-old was found hanging by a belt in his wardrobe on February 11. Today an inquest into his death was told how McQueen...
Moisture Dampens Our Purchase Joy; Our Lawyer Answers Your Questions
Byline: Fiona McNulty QWE bought our house about five months ago and have discovered there is a really bad damp problem. It was not obvious at all to us when we bought the house. Do we have any comeback against the sellers? AYOU need to consider...
MUSEUM OF LONDON CALLING; the New [Pounds Sterling]20m Modern Galleries Addition Has Helped Transform the Museum Next to the Barbican into an Unmissable Attraction
Byline: Kieran Long DO YOU know where the Museum of London is? Even if you've been there, it's hard to say. The address is London Wall but you won't find a front door on that street. The grey brick rotunda on the corner of Aldersgate Street and...
My Kids Wouldn't Recognise Blair Peach's World
Byline: Yasmin Alibhai- Brown FOR 30 years her eyes have burned with suppressed rage. Now Celia Stubbs, at long last, can read the official account of how her partner Blair Peach, a 33-year-old teacher, came to die while on a demonstration in Southall,...
New Lee Injury Is Huge Setback for Aussies
AUSTRALIA'S chances of winning the World Twenty20 suffered a huge blow today after Brett Lee was ruled out with an arm injury, writes Tom Collomosse. The fast bowler complained of soreness in his forearm after the Aussies' warm-up defeat against...
Only a Jack Bauer Can Save Labour from Destruction; Tomorrow's Debate Will Seal the Deal with Voters -- and Gordon Brown Is Fighting for Survival against the Odds
WHO'D put their last devalued pound on what the election result will be next week? Hardly anything has turned out in this campaign as expected. David Cameron, having been so new and shiny for so long, was horrified to find himself unshone by the nifty...
Portfolio
BUY GOALS SOCCER CENTRES Go shopping for shares in five-aside football centre operator Goals, say analysts at KBC Peel Hunt after the firm's AGM. Reporting on the first-quarter trading, KBC says both trading and new-site activity at Goals remain in...
Ray Sees Light after Fulham's Dark Days; First-Team Coach Remembers Club's Troubled Past as He Prepares to Guide Them into Final of the Europa League. Ken Dyer Reports
Byline: Ken Dyer THE latest leg of Fulham's grand European adventure unfolds down by the Thames tomorrow night and no one is enjoying the experience more than Ray Lewington. Roy Hodgson's unlikely heroes will be doing their best to beat Hamburg,...
Rising Appeal of the Weekday Lodger
Byline: Sri Carmichael Consumer Affairs Reporter INCREASING numbers of Londoners are taking in lodgers as a way of earning extra money during the downturn. The practice inspired sitcoms such as Rising Damp in the Seventies but now a more modern...
Road Rage Is All Part of the Hunger for Success; the London Olympics Cycling Hopeful Continues Our Weekly Diary in the Countdown to the Games
Byline: Lizzie Armitstead I'M hungry. Having switched from my track cycling part of the season to road racing, I have to shed about three kilograms, which means doing the first hour of my morning training ride without any breakfast. It's the best...
SHOPPING KEEPS ME GROUNDED IN TIMES OF CRISIS; Victoria Whitlock Tries to Keep Calm as She Hears about a Stranger in Her Flat
Byline: Victoria Whitlock THE ACCIDENTAL LANDLORD THE thing is, I shouldn't be here. I should be on a mini break somewhere exotic with no mobile phone reception, but the god Vulcan showed me -- by grounding my flight -- that there is no escape from...
Soap Star's Father Lives at Taxpayers' Expense after [Pounds Sterling]11m VAT Fraud
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor TAXPAYERS are footing the bill for a convicted criminal to live in a house bought through fraud. Vincent Stapleton, the father of former EastEnders and Bad Girls actress Nicola Stapleton, is paying for...
Special One May Find It Hard to Lord It over Seta in the Guineas
Byline: Simon Milham SPECIAL DUTY is favourite for the StanJames.com 1,000 Guineas but will find it difficult to beat Seta at Newmarket on Sunday, according to connections. The three-year-old was beaten on her return to action this year in the...
Spurs Left Angry after Fulop Signs for City
Byline: Tom Collomosse Sports Correspondent TOTTENHAM are understood to be unhappy at the prospect of goalkeeper Marton Fulop playing for Manchester City in the potentially decisive Premier League match between the clubs next Wednesday. Fulop...
SPURS LEFT ANGRY AS FULOP SIGNS FOR CITY; White Hart Lane Club Believe It's Unfair That the Goalkeeper Can Play against Them in Potential Champions League Showdown
Byline: Tom Collomosse Sports Correspondent TOTTENHAM are understood to be unhappy at the prospect of goalkeeper Marton Fulop playing for Manchester City in the potentially decisive Premier League match between the clubs next Wednesday. Fulop...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 You can often express what you have to say in a single, simple exchange of ideas. But with the retrograde Mercury causing confusion, getting your facts across is likely to require considerably...
STRIKE NOW AT THE STADIA; at Arsenal and Spurs There Are Premier Buys without the Premium, Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles THE football season reaches its climax this weekend, when Chelsea could clinch the Premiership. Arsenal and Tottenham are out of the race but the spotlight is shining on two regeneration zones around their respective stadia,...
Take a Leap of Faith and Back Us, Clegg Urges Voters
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Miranda Bryant NICK CLEGG urged voters today to take a "leap of faith" as polls suggested support for the Liberal Democrats is on the wane. Speaking to the Evening Standard's election panel, the party leader, who has...
Terry Venables' Plans for a Sports Resort Make Him a Pain in Spain; Residents on Costa Blanca in Uproar at El Tel's [Pounds Sterling]430m Complex
Byline: Tom Worden in Barcelona TERRY VENABLES is at war with Spanish villagers over plans for a multi-million-pound sports leisure complex. The former England manager has received planning permission for a [pounds sterling]430 million resort on...
Terry Venables' Plans for Sporting Complex Make Him a Pain in Spain; Residents on Costa Blanca in Uproar at El Tel's [Pounds Sterling]430m Complex
Byline: Tom Worden in Barcelona TERRY VENABLES is at war with Spanish villagers over plans for a multi-million-pound sports leisure complex. The former England manager has received planning permission for a [pounds sterling]430 million resort on...
Thai Troops Open Fire on Red Shirts to Block Convoy
Byline: Ross Lydall and Andrew Drummond in Bangkok A SOLDIER was shot in the head today in Thailand as Britons were warned to avoid the country. The soldier was feared dead as forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the...
Thames River Sold for Only [Pounds Sterling]34m as Money Flows Out
Byline: Simon English THAMES River Capital, a Mayfair hedge fund run by a man who described himself as "the most overpaid nanny in the world", was today sold for a knockdown price. During the boom years the fund, based just off Berkeley Square...
THE LOIRE'S CHARMING BARGAINS; Aristocratic Chateaux, Verdant Countryside and Iconic Wines Lure UK Buyers to the Loire Region, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker FOR centuries the Loire Valley is where French kings and aristocracy chose to build their elegant country castles. There are more than 300 chateaux in the valley today, providing a full architectural history from simple feudal...
The Political Perils of Open Mic Night; THE FALLOUT
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor SORRY, Gordon, it doesn't get much worse than this. In your wildest straw-clutching you might hope the public will agree with you that Gillian Duffy is a bigot because of her comments about immigration. You...
TV Choice
Byline: JANE SHILLING WATERLOO ROAD 8PM, BBC1 An unaccustomed spirit of empathy prevails at Waterloo Road, where Adam, the new head chef, has introduced a new system of sit-down meals with staff and pupils bonding over vegetarian shepherd's pie....
UK Banks Face Huge Losses after Lending [Pounds Sterling]10bn to Crisis-Hit Greece
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil BRITISH banks face huge new losses after lending [pounds sterling]10 billion to the teetering Greek economy. The scale of the City's exposure emerged as Greece edged towards becoming Europe's first "national...
University Chief Warns over Cuts as Strikes Loom
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent THE head of a leading university has warned against more "drastic" funding cuts to higher education. Rick Trainor, principal of King's College London, said further budget cuts would leave students worse...
We'd Encourage Firms to Run State Schools, Say Tories
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent GROWING numbers of London state schools are set to be run by private firms for a profit under Conservative plans. Companies would supply headteachers and other staff even though schools would be officially...
West End Hit Enron Opens on Broadway. but Some New York Critics Feel It's a Fraud
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York WITH impeccable timing, West End hit play Enron opened on Broadway last night in the middle of hearings into the US government's fraud action against Goldman Sachs. Lucy Prebble's story of the fall of the US...
Westwood Fears the Effects of Rust; World No4 Returns to Golf for the First Time in Three Weeks Sensing His Game Is Not as Sharp as It Was at Augusta. by Marco Giacomelli
Byline: Marco Giacomelli LEE WESTWOOD has a golden chance to climb to a careerhigh No3 in the world this week but admits his break after finishing runner-up at The Masters has left him feeling rusty. The Briton returns to golf in the Quail Hollow...
WHICH PARTY WILL LISTEN TO US? None of the Political Parties Has Come Up with a Way of Helping Still-Struggling First-Timers to Buy a Home, Says Tom Lewis
Byline: Tom Lewis FIRST-TIME buyers have become something of an endangered species in the past two years. But will the general election change anything? Housing has been a lowkey issue during this election campaign. None of the three main political...
WITH MY 53 ALLERGIES, I'M AFRAID TO SWALLOW; Stuart Semple Is 28 and a Millionaire Artist but Nuts Almost Killed Him, as He Tells Liz Hoggard
Byline: Liz Hoggard THIS IS the flatline of my ECG showing where I officially died, my vital signs zeroed completely," Stuart Semple tells me, pointing to a green line that bisects his new painting, Nut Job. A contemporary British pop artist who...
Women Beware, These Men Will Flatter to Deceive; REVIEW
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN National Theatre, Olivier MARIANNE ELLIOTT'S production of this 1621 play by Thomas Middleton culminates in a gorgeous, debauched masked ball. The set revolves for nearly five minutes as the revellers...
Women Will Be More at Risk on Street under Tories, Claims Johnson
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor WOMEN would be less safe on the streets if the Tories win power, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said today. The startling claim came as the victim of an acid attack spoke out in favour of Labour's plans...
Women Will Be More at Risk under Tories, Says Johnson; MAY6 ELECTION 8 Days to Go
Byline: Paul Waugh Deputy Political Editor WOMEN would be less safe on the streets if the Tories win power, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said today. The startling claim came as the victim of an acid attack spoke out in favour of Labour's plans...
YOUTHFUL LOCKS; Top Stylists Tell Bella Blissett How Your Hair Can Help to Banish Wrinkles and Accentuate Your Best Features
Byline: Bella Blissett FORGET Botox, facials and the latest miracle cream, the new way to lift your face, shift those lines and highlight your best features is with your locks. We asked London's top stylists to reveal the secrets of looking younger...
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