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Articles from July 1, 2010

A Brilliant Banker -- One You Could Trust
Byline: IAN IRVINE HIGH FINANCIER: THE LIVES AND TIME OF SIEGMUND WARBURG by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane, [pounds sterling]30) WHAT did Hitler ever do for us? Well, among his many inadvertent gifts are penicillin, Gordonstoun school, the architectural...
Amis and Co Make Hay in Hampstead; Literary Festival Aims to Appeal to Its Writers in Residence
Byline: Sri Carmichael LONDON'S literary elite are to converge on Hampstead for a star-packed books festival that has been nicknamed "Hamon-Wye". Tickets go on sale today for the three-day event of 50 talks and workshops in September, which has...
A Pub That's Remade for Girls
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD THE PHENE for food for ambience 9 Phene Street, SW3, [pounds sterling]70 for two including cocktails PUBS have never struck me as being female-friendly. Give me a wine bar or a cocktail lounge. Now traditional Chelsea boozer...
Barclays Takes a Battering over Its Investment Arm; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Rosamund Urwin BARCLAYS today took a bit of a battering as investors fretted over the performance of its investment banking arm. The bank's shares dropped 7.7p to 262.9p after it hinted that a decline in mergers and acquisitions deals...
BBC Tennis Commentator Says Sorry to Young Star for 'Puppy Fat' Remark; ( Just Look Who's Talking)
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A BBC commentator has been forced to apologise to British tennis star Laura Robson after saying she needed to lose her "puppy fat" to improve her game. David Mercer made reference to the 16-year-old's weight while she was...
Boho Farewell to a Soho Dandy
Byline: Terry Kirby A SELF-CONFESSED dandy, former heroin addict and compulsive user of prostitutes who lived among a collection of human skulls and once staged his own mock crucifixion, artist Sebastian Horsley was a colourful individual, even...
Diageo Stiffening Its Pension Fund with Malt Whisky
Byline: Nick Goodway DRINKS giant Diageo today moved to top up its pension fund by pouring gallons of the finest Scotch single malt whiskies into it. Between two million and 2.5 million barrels of malt and grain whisky from distilleries including...
Does He Really Love Me?
Byline: KATIE LAW WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING? ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU'VE EVER ASKED ABOUT MEN ANSWERED by Zoe Strimpel (Penguin, [pounds sterling]8.99) BRAVE is the writer who's prepared to challenge the brilliant and wise words of Greg Behrendt,...
Dogs' Home Calls for Action on Bull Terrier Breeders
Byline: Miranda Bryant BATTERSEA Dogs Home today called on the Government to make dog owners "more accountable" as the number of Staffordshire bull terriers coming into the rescue centre hit an all-time high. Figures show that the breed accounts...
Do My Eyes Deceive Me?
Byline: Brian Sewell The scientific techniques used to tell a genuine painting from a dud are the focus of a new show that only goes to prove that polarised light microscopy and x-rays are no substitute for old-fashioned expertise FAKES, MISTAKES...
Drunk Oil Trader Heads for Switzerland
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE City trader banned for betting $520million on the oil markets while drunk is pursuing a new career in Switzerland. Steve Perkins, 34, was fined [pounds sterling]72,000 by the Financial Services...
Early Closing Fears as British Museum Faces Cash Cutbacks
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening. Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this...
Early Closing Fears as British Museum Tries to Meet Cash Cutback Target
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent OPENING hours at the British Museum could be cut as an emergency response to government belt-tightening. Museum director Neil MacGregor said today the immediate three per cent savings demanded this...
Elephants Raise [Pounds Sterling]1m as They Pack Trunks for a New Home
Byline: Felix Allen THEY have been patrolling the streets of London for the past few weeks -- but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding their new homes at last. At an auction at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned...
Elephants Raise [Pounds Sterling]1 Million as They Pack Trunks for a New Home
Byline: Felix Allen THEY'VE been patrolling London's streets for the past few weeks -- but now the beasts of the Elephant Parade are finding homes at last. At the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 31 of the pachyderms, adorned by artists, designers and...
England Need Passenger KP to Drive Team Forward from Front Again; Struggling Batsman Must Become the Key Man at the Crease Once More If He Is to Realise His Dreams. by Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse KEVIN PIETERSEN has become accustomed to driving England's batting in oneday cricket but the team's dramatic improvement in this form of the game is in danger of making him a passenger. England's most gifted batsman made...
English Elite Squirming as Brazil's 'Rejects' Take the World by Storm
Byline: Simon Johnson in Rustenburg WHEN you think of Brazil, the mind conjures up players with the greatest touch and skills English footballers can only dream of, not to mention talent only a wealthy club owner can buy. Their smooth progression...
Estate Agent Boards Go Up Again as Ban Expires
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor HUNDREDS of estate agency boards have returned to blight some of the capital's loveliest streets for the first time in 15 years. The For Sale and To Let signs have sprung up in protected conservation...
Five Places to Bring Your Own Bottle
Byline: Charles Campion ARBUTUS 63-64 Frith Street, W1 (020 7734 4545, arbutusrestaurant.co.uk) Arbutus is an extremely wine-friendly restaurant serving magnificent unfussy French food and almost all the bottles on the list are available by the...
For Sale: Rare View of Medieval St Paul's; Long-Lost Sketch Shows Cathedral before 1666 Fire
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A RARE, long-lost drawing of the old St Paul's Cathedral made less than a decade before it was destroyed in the Great Fire has turned up for auction. It is one of only two detailed drawings to have...
Galleries Need to Be Far More Business-Savvy
Byline: Olivia Cole IN THE film version of Patrick Marber's great play, Closer, Clive Owen's mildly kinky dermatologist demands his final revenge sex from photographer Julia Roberts, who by this time is in love with Jude Law's morose obituary writer,...
Get It off Your TXT
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GET MORE OUT OF YOUR SUMMER; Spend More Time Enjoying Yourself and Less Time Travelling, by Exploring the Best the South East Has to Offer. Whether It's a Day Trip, Leisurely Weekend or Two-Week Holiday, You'll Be Spoilt for Choice, and It's Great Value Nearer to Home. by Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth YOUR holiday starts sooner if you stay closer to home. Instead of dashing to the airport to queue at the check-in before waiting for a flight -- and then waiting again at the other end for your bags and transfers -- you could...
Go with the Flow
HEAD downstream to discover a different River Thames -- take a leisurely boat trip through picturesque towns, laze on a river bank with a picnic and explore the historic homes and beautiful countryside as the river winds through Berkshire and Oxfordshire....
Hague Denies Cabinet Split over Timetable for Afghan Withdrawal
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor WILLIAM HAGUE was today forced to deny a high-level Government split over when to pull out of Afghanistan but said he would be "very surprised" if British forces were needed in five years. The Foreign Secretary...
Hague's New Policy of National Interest
ONE of the best known (political) attributes of William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has been his Euroscepticism. It will, then, come as a relief to those Tories who seek closer ties with Europe, not to mention the federalist-minded Lib-Dems, that...
Hunt for 'Spy Paymaster' Who Skipped Bail in Cyprus
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent AN INTERNATIONAL manhunt was launched today after a key suspect in the alleged Russian spy ring with links to the UK went on the run in Cyprus. Christopher Metsos, 55, who is suspected of being the...
It's a Harsh World out There for the Lost Generation; More Graduates Are Competing for Fewer Vacancies, at the Same Time as the Public Sector Faces Huge Job Cuts
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor MY DAUGHTER has just graduated from university. She's going to work unpaid for a charity for three months, then do a bar job or some such to save up to go travelling to South America with a friend, also a...
'It Seems to Me Wrong That You Should Have to Remain Together If It Makes for Unhappiness'; Niall Ferguson's New Book Is Published This Week. the Telegenic Historian Talks to Melanie McDonagh about Money, Life and Sex
Byline: Melanie McDonagh MEN, Money and Morality is the title of Niall Ferguson's talk at St Paul's Cathedral next week. It's a grandiloquently large theme; throw in sex as well and you're talking about the human condition. He's a historian of empire,...
Jail for Conman Who Took Children in Need Cash
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent AN ASYLUM seeker who swindled charities, including BBC's Children in Need, into paying him [pounds sterling]42,000 in grants has been jailed for three years and seven months. Moses Bushiri, 48, claimed...
Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones. The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
Johnno Gets Ruthless as He Drops Skipper Borthwick
MARTIN JOHNSON today axed his long-term captain Steve Borthwick and also left Ugo Monye and Steffon Armitage out of his England plans, writes Chris Jones. The team manager relegated the trio to the Saxons after deciding to omit them from the 32-strong...
Kings Lose Their Crown in Hyde Park's Sonic Mud; REVIEW
Byline: RICK PEARSON KINGS OF LEON Hyde Park IN A week when a lack of technology is being used to excuse poor performances everywhere, how tempting to put the shortcomings of Kings Of Leon's show down to a sound system muddier than most years at...
Lehman Sacked Boss While She Was on Maternity Leave
Byline: Mark Blunden A VICE president of failed bank Lehman Brothers was made redundant while on maternity leave because administrators only wanted staff "who were there", an employment tribunal heard. Elizabeth Spencer, 35, claims she was told...
Let's Not Be Spooked by Inflation Fears
Byline: Anthony Hilton CITY COMMENT TWO weeks ago, Bank of England monetary policy committee member Andrew Sentance decided to go public with his concerns about inflation, and his fears that it was just too virulent for this stage in the economic...
LOOK MICHAEL, ME OL' CHINA, WE ALL SPEAK JAFAICAN NOW, INNIT? Cockney, One of the World's Most Famous Dialects, Will Disappearwithin 30 Years, According to Reports This Week. Harry Mount Discovers Why -- and What Is Replacing It on the Streets of London
Byline: Harry Mount EVEN Professor Henry Higgins -- rarely lost for words -- would be dumbfounded. New research shows that the cockney dialect he battled so hard to beat out of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady will disappear from London's streets...
Make Holidays Work for You; Air Strikes, Ash Clouds and Economics Are Fuelling a Return to Holidays at Home. It All Means More Jobs in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. by Linda Whitney
Byline: Linda Whitney WHILE the rest of the economy is going through a turbulent time, there is one sector that has seen a sharp rise in recruitment -- hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. "Almost half of employers in this sector recruited...
Microsoft Has to Scrap Phone as Apple Rules
Byline: Gideon Spanier City Correspondent MICROSOFT today axed its latest mobile phone and Amazon slashed the price of its Kindle digital reading device as both battle to keep up with arch-rival Apple's iPhone and iPad. Apple sold 1.7 million...
Murray Insists He Can Cope with Expectation
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent, at Wimbledon ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's...
Murray Insists He Can Cope with the Weight of Wimbledon Expectation
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent, at Wimbledon ANDY MURRAY says he will not buckle under the pressure to stay on course for Britain's first Wimbledon men's title since Fred Perry in 1936 when he faces world No1 Rafael Nadal in tomorrow's...
Murray's Girls; as Andy Murray Faces Nadal in the Wimbledon Semi-Finals Tomorrow, His Official Biographer Sue Mott Reveals the Truth about the Women Behind His Success
Byline: Sue Mott THE business of pulverising his way to the semi-finals of Wimbledon at 23 has not left Andy Murray much opportunity for getting in touch with his feminine side. But there is one. The formation of Britain's number one tennis player...
Muslim Pupils Taken out of Music Lessons 'Because Islam Forbids Playing an Instrument'
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent SCHOOLS are allowing Muslim families to withdraw their children from music lessons because learning an instrument is forbidden according to some Islamic beliefs. Hundreds of pupils are thought to have...
Nearly 70,000 Graduates on Dole or Doing Dead-End Jobs
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent ALMOST 70,000 university graduates are on the dole or working in factories, shops or bars after failing to find good jobs in the recession. Of last year's leavers, more than 50,000 have not landed graduate-level...
Olympics Pay Price of Efficiency as Government Tries to Claw Back Funds
Byline: Matthew Beard Olympics Correspondent THE Government is hoping for [pounds sterling]400 million cashback from the Olympic budget thanks to the smooth running of the 2012 construction project. Ministers think the [pounds sterling]1.2 billion...
Oona: I'd Take More Control over Met Police
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor LABOUR mayoral candidate Oona King said today she would seize more operational control of the Metropolitan Police if she won the City Hall job. The former MP, who is running against Ken Livingstone, agreed...
Our Prisons Just Teach Criminality
JACK Straw attacks Ken Clarke's calls for fewer people to be locked up and for more community sentences as an out-of-touch, middle-class view of crime. I am not middle-class. I served 13 years in prison and I know that the last government was clueless...
PADDLING, THE PAVILION AND PARADES -- THE SEASIDE BRIGHTON STYLE; London's Favourite Seaside Haunt, with Its Iconic Pier, Beaches, Bars and Royal Pavilion, Has a Summer Full of Exciting Events
It's not just that Brighton is so easy to get to -- less than an hour and [pounds sterling]15 on the train from several London stations -- it is also the laid-back vibe, the crowd-pulling beach and the exciting array of events that ensures this seaside...
Paperbacks
Byline: WILLIAM LEITH JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer (Canongate, [pounds sterling]7.99) WHEN you buy this book, you will see huge praise for it on the cover. Dyer is compared to Proust, Lawrence and Kingsley Amis. The praise is...
Police Team Saves Record Number of Children from Web Paedophiles
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent A RECORD number of children were rescued from paedophiles prowling the internet last year, a specialist police unit said today. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said it safeguarded...
Putting the Boot into Back-Room Generals
Byline: Nick Goodway AT LAST the boardrooms of Britain are starting to fight back against the corporate governance do-gooders. In a rollicking speech to the Institute for Turnaround, Ron Sandler, chairman of Northern Rock, put it pretty bluntly....
Roar Power Gives Briton the Look of a Champion
Byline: Dan Jones ONE of the most bracing experiences you can have at any sporting match is to hear, above the rumble of the crowd, a yelp, or a howl, or a plain old roar from one of the competitors. There is something powerfully emotive about...
'Row' Rumours as Top London School Head Quits
Byline: Tim Ross Education Correspondent A LEADING private school headmaster has resigned amid reports of a row with governors. Martin Stephen said he will stand down as High Master of St Paul's School in Barnes next year. Dr Stephen rejected...
ROY'S JUST PERFECT, SAYS GERRARD; Skipper Welcomes Hodgson Appointment on Three-Year Contract at Anfield as the New Boss of Liverpool Admits He Has Taken on the 'Biggest Job in Club Football'
Byline: Andy Hodgson Sports Correspondent STEVEN GERRARD gave a clear indication today that he may be willing to remain on Merseyside following the appointment of Roy Hodgson as Liverpool's new manager. Fulham placed assistant Ray Lewington in...
ROY'S JUST PERFECT, SAYS GERRARD; Skipper Welcomes Hodgson Appointment on Three-Year Contract at Anfield as the New Manager Says He's Desperate to Keep Hold of Struggling Club's Big-Name Stars
Byline: Michael Weinstein and Andy Hodgson STEVEN GERRARD gave a clear indication today that he may be willing to remain on Merseyside following the appointment of Roy Hodgson as Liverpool's new manager. The 62-year-old faces an immediate rebuilding...
Saatchi in [Pounds Sterling]25m Gift of Artworks to the Nation
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent CHARLES SAATCHI is giving 200 works worth more than [pounds sterling]25 million to the nation to create a museum of contemporary art. Famous pieces including Tracey Emin's My Bed, one of the Chapman...
Sand, Sea and Some Spectacular Secrets
GET away from the hassle of getting away -- if you want beaches, beauty and a host of attractions from watersports to seaside resorts, the Isle of Wight is just a quick ferry crossing away. In years gone by Tennyson, Dickens, Keats, Lewis Carroll...
SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR; from Freshly-Caught Fish to Organic Wines, Tempt Your Taste Buds at a Food Festival This Summer
CELEBRITY chefs, wine producers, fishermen, farmers and creative cooks will ensure that there is something to tempt every taste bud somewhere in the South East this summer. Whether it is the more quirky -- such as garlic ice cream -- or the more...
Sex Can Lead to Some Unfortunate Complications
Byline: DAVID SEXTON HEARTBREAK by Craig Raine (Atlantic, [pounds sterling]12.99) CRAIG Raine, now 66, has never written a novel before. Nor has he now. Heartbreak is a series of loosely connected stories and literary reflections addressing the...
Sky Bites Back as BT Launches Cheaper Sport on Pay-TV
Byline: Gideon Spanier THE war between Britain's pay-TV rivals stepped up today when BT unveiled plans to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 for just [pounds sterling]11.99 a month. But rival BSkyB immediately struck back with a surprise move to hike the...
Sleepless in Westminster: MPs Bed Down at Work after Losing Perks
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent MPs are sleeping secretly in the Commons after being stripped of their second home allowance. A handful of parliamentarians are bedding down at Westminster during the week because they are...
Sleepless in Westminster: MPs Bed Down at Work after Losing Perks; MP: It's Difficult to Get Home before 1am
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Chief Political Correspondent MPs are sleeping secretly in the Commons after being stripped of their second home allowance. A handful of parliamentarians are bedding down at Westminster during the week because they are...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Sometimes fighting for what you believe in is both noble and necessary. But now it could be a waste of time, at least in certain situations. While the arrangements that are currently under...
Still Spoiled and Rich 25 Years Later
Byline: NICK LEZARD IMPERIAL BEDROOMS by Bret Easton Ellis (Picador, [pounds sterling]16.99) YOU may remember Bret Easton Ellis's first novel, Less Than Zero, which chronicled, in studiously flat prose, the amoral, hedonistic lives of a bunch of...
STRONGLY HELD VIEW; We May Never See Hampton Court the Same Way Again, a Campaigner Warns Nick Curtis
Byline: Nick Curtis IF YOU arrive at Hampton Court by train, the stunning views of Henry VIII's palace, glimpsed through mature trees, are marred by the station car park. The views will be much worse, according to architect Keith Garner, if "out...
Superb Serena Has Rival Running Scared; Petra Kvitova Goes into Semi-Final with World No1 Having Already Written off Her Chances of Creating Another Wimbledon Shock. by David Smith
Byline: David Smith IMAGINE if Tomas Berdych had gone into the Wimbledon quarter-finals insisting he had no chance of beating Roger Federer. With that kind of negative mindset, the Czech's sensational victory over the 16-time Grand Slam champion...
Superb Serena Has Rival Running Scared; Petra Kvitova Went into Semi-Final with World No1 Having Already Written off Her Chances of Creating Another Wimbledon Shock
Byline: David Smith IMAGINE if Tomas Berdych had gone into the Wimbledon quarter-finals insisting he had no chance of beating Roger Federer. With that kind of negative mindset, the Czech's sensational victory over the 16-time Grand Slam champion...
Tate & Lyle's US Buyer Makes Jobs Pledge
Byline: Nick Goodway THE US buyer of Tate & Lyle's London sugar and golden syrup refineries today promised that jobs were safe and it would not repeat the mistake of compatriot Kraft, which bought Cadbury and immediately axed jobs it had said...
The Discerning Drinker
Byline: Andrew Neather I DON'T think I've seen near-hysteria in the wine world quite like that during the past few weeks over the prices being announced for the much-lauded 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Fine claret was already beyond most drinkers'...
The Ex-Lehman Banker Who Is Making Ice Cream; in the Second of Our Series on London Entrepreneurs, an Italian Tycoon Says His 'Crazy' Idea Is Making Serious Lolly
Byline: Lucy Tobin ENTREPRENEURS WHEN Carlo Del Mistro decided to quit his lucrative job in corporate strategy at Lehman Brothers in Canary Wharf to open an ice cream parlour in rainy London, his family thought he was crazy. "No one could understand...
THE GARDEN THAT MADE AN ESTATE GROW TOGETHER; Cultivating Vegetables Has Revived an East End Concrete Jungle as a Community, Says Rosie Boycott
Byline: Rosie Boycott HENRY Tatum, 94, affectionately known as Sonny, is the oldest London vegetable grower I've met. He has lived in a sixth-floor flat on the Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green since it was built in 1956. There are 800 flats on...
The Man from Pimlico Training Afghan Recruits; Peter Dominiczak Visits Helmand Province to Meet the Think Tank Researcher Who Is Giving 'Warrior' Lessons
Byline: Peter Dominiczak ABOUT 150 Afghan recruits sit silently in a tent studying maths textbooks in the searing desert heat. Lieutenant Pete Quentin, from Pimlico, walks to the front of the class and in his best Dari shouts: "Brothers are you...
THE [Pounds Sterling]1bn PIG FLU VACCINE BUNGLE; GOVERNMENT'S COSTLY DEAL WITH DRUG FIRMS LEFT 20M DOSES UNUSED; 90 Million Doses Ordered as Panic Gripped Britain
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent and Mark Prigg Science Editor BRITISH taxpayers footed a [pounds sterling]1.2 billion bill to fight a swine flu pandemic that never matched the dire predictions, an official report revealed today. ...
THE [Pounds Sterling]1bn SWINE FLU JAB BLUNDER; GOVERNMENT'S DEAL WITH DRUG FIRMS LEFT 20M VACCINES UNUSED
Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health Correspondent and Mark Prigg Science Editor THE swine flu crisis cost the British taxpayer [pounds sterling]1.2 billion, an official report revealed today. The independent review of the Government's response revealed...
The Smart Shopper
Byline: Charles Campion WATERLOO SUNSET The second Waterloo Food Festival starts today with an evening food fair (5 to 7pm, Emma Cons Gardens, opposite the Old Vic theatre) and runs until July 30. Tonight there will be plenty of food stalls to browse,...
Top Family Days out in the South East
spend a day at the races Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire, hosts six family friendly days throughout the year with off-track entertainment and children under 18 get in free. On Sunday 25 July there is the Betfair Weekend with Alice's Adventures -- with...
Tory Disarray over Timetable for Troop Pullout from Afghanistan
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON was today struggling to hold together a united front on Afghanistan after appearing to clash with Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Foreign Secretary William Hague sought to deny a high-level Government...
TV Choice
Byline: JANE SHILLING A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL -- BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 11.20PM, BBC2 The BBC sponsors the Samuel Johnson Prize, so it seems a pity that Andrew Graham-Dixon's report on the winners and runners-up is scheduled to...
We're Getting Lost in the Rubble of Useless Apps
Byline: Mark Prigg IT started innocently enough, with the odd glance at Facebook or a furtive tweet or two. However, along with iPhone and iPad owners across the globe, I'm now suffering from a very real and time-consuming problem -- app overload....
WHAT'S ON IN THE SOUTH EAST; Events in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
NOW ON Guildford Summer Festival, Surrey. Until 1 Aug. guildfordsummer festival.co.uk Portsmouth "A Festival of Food", Hampshire. Until 24 July, including: Gunwharf Quays Food and Real Ale Festival (2-4 July), Port Solent Food Festival (16-18 July),...
WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE; from Heroic Gun Battles to Life on a Victorian Farm, the Past Is Brought to Life at Hundreds of Museums across the South East
THE hiss of a Victorian steam engine, orders shouted by a regimental sergeant major, the hammering in an old forge and the clip-clopping of the carthorse's hoofs as it goes about its work...just some of the sounds that bring history alive to millions...
Why Andy Is Making Light of a Hard Issue; Murray Points to Past Clashes with Nadal for Dismissing Claims That Sun-Baked Courts Will Favour World No1 in Their Semi Tomorrow
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent COULD this really be Andy Murray's Wimbledon year? So many pieces are starting to fall into place that Britain's 74-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion looks increasingly likely to end on Sunday with...
Wiggins Has High Hopes as the Trump Card in Brit Pack
Byline: Matt Majendie NOT since the fateful Tour de France of 1968 has Britain had so many riders in the race and a realistic hope of winning it. Tom Simpson had been the British favourite when he died of exhaustion on the ascent of Mont Ventoux....
Win a Country Escape for Two; Codeword
Courtesy of Buyagift.com, escape to the countryside with a fantastic overnight break for two voucher. You and a guest will be able to relax with a choice of over 50 delightful hotels, guest houses and inns across the country - each specially selected...
WITH GLASSES HALF EMPTY; Deep in a City Cellar, a Bid to Revive the Long-Lost Wine Bar Offers Plenty of Choice, Via Both Glass and Bottle, but the Food Is Largely Uninspiring
Byline: David Sexton 28-50 WINE WORKSHOP & KITCHEN ** 140 Fetter Lane, EC4. Tel: 020 7242 8877; 2850.co.uk. Open Mon-Fri. [pounds sterling]70-plus for two. WHEN wine bars first became popular in the Seventies, they seemed a heavenly creation....

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