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Articles from May 19, 2006

14 Turn Big Brother Pad into Madhouse; They Thought There Would Be 12 but Lite Warned It Could Be More
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY LOVE it or hate it, Big Brother is back and this time the house is packed, literally, with more characters than ever. As the Standard Lite revealed yesterday, even the producers had no idea how many contestants would...
A Bit of Ado in Cuba ... but Nothing Much A Bit of Ado in Cuba ... but Nothing Much; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Much Ado About Nothing Swan, Stratford ..... SINCE modern directors adore taking Much Ado About Nothing on spectacular place and time trips, haphazardly anchoring it in Anglo-Indian, Mexican, Sicilian and Regency...
A Hard Message for Schools
THE LATEST Ofsted figures on failing schools will make grim reading for the new Education Secretary, Alan Johnson. In London there are now 26 schools that face closure if they cannot improve - three more than in the last such set of figures two months...
A Londoner's Diary; Plum Sykes on American AngloMania, the Patronage of Philip Green and a Modern Horror Story in NewYork
Byline: PLUM SYKES Despite everything that America has, it still has an endearing nostalgia for English style. Spending a month touring America to promote my new book, I noticed British-ness in the oddest places. For everything that is shiny and...
A Smug Snob Who Should Get Back to Grammar School
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Never Mind the Full Stops BBC4 AFTER John Prescott was discovered to have been doing to his secretary for years what he's been doing to the English language for decades, he naturally turned to me for advice; which is...
Audi's Icon Is a Muscular Stunner
ONE motoring magazine recently dubbed the Audi RS4 the "new performance icon" - and they're bang on the money. It is the car many wished for years the German firm - long renowned for its fine-looking, beatifully crafted cars - would build; one that...
Backbench Revolt Set to Snowball with Vote on Trust Schools
Byline: JOE MURPHY DOWNING STREET has been warned that the massive education revolt may grow even bigger next week. Some 52 Labour MPs voted against the flagship reforms that will weaken council control over schools in March. Another 25 rebelled...
BA's Fuel Surcharge Sees Profits Take Off
Byline: ROBERT LEA FUEL surcharges on passenger air fares have sent profits at British Airways soaring. With a 26% takeoff in operating profits to [pounds sterling]705 million over the past year, BA figures reveal that the flag carrier has shrugged...
Bookies Braced for World Cup Boom
Byline: ANGUS MCCRONE BRITAIN'S bookmakers plan to add several hundred people to regular staffing levels in June to cope with a World Cup starting in three weeks that is expected to see [pounds sterling]1 billion staked by gamblers. Betfair,...
Catt out to Prove He Is Still the Whiskers
Byline: CHRIS JONES WHAT many predicted would be Mike Catt's rugby swansong season ends on Sunday with the 34-year-old bidding for a second European winners' medal and a fourth successive World Cup campaign. Catt captains his London Irish team...
Catt Ready to Prove He Has Learned New Tricks
Byline: CHRIS JONES A SEASON that many predicted would be Mike Catt's rugby swansong ends on Sunday with the 34-year-old bidding for a second European winners' medal and a fourth successive World Cup campaign. Catt captains his London Irish...
Cds of the Week
Byline: CHRIS ELWELL-SUTTON;DAVID SMYTH;PETE CLARK POP Pet Shop Boys Fundamental (Parlophone) **** (4/5) THE Pet Shop Boys' ninth album deals perfectly with the fact that they are old enough to be most pop stars' dads. Twentieth Century, for...
Cole Aiming to Sign New Deal before World Cup
Byline: KEN DYER ENGLAND midfielder Joe Cole is poised to sign a new, improved long-term deal with Premiership champions Chelsea. Cole is in Portugal with the rest of Sven-Goran Eriksson's World Cup squad but said today that he wants the matter...
Cole Fired Up for Fight
Byline: KEN DYER The arrival of Michael Ballack will not deter the England midfielder from signing a new deal at Chelsea, writes Ken Dyer ENGLAND midfielder Joe Cole is poised to sign a new, improved long-term deal with Premiership champions...
Critic's Choice Top Ten Films
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM Once in a Lifetime 12A, 104 mins This intriguing documentary tells the sex, drugs and greed story of the New York Cosmos, the soccer team bought by a millionaire and briefly graced by the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Rodney...
Cuban Class Is So Lost on This Farce
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH THEATRE Much Ado About Nothing Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon *** (3/5) SINCE modern directors adore taking Much Ado About Nothing on spectacular place-and-time trips, haphazardly anchoring it in Anglo-Indian, Mexican,...
Don't Knock Heather, a Woman of Our Time; Sir Paul's Wife Is under Attack since Their Split. but One Writer Says Her Rise from Humble Roots Is a Sign of Social Progress
Byline: JOAN SMITH SHE was a model who fell on hard times, set up a charity and married a millionaire. Other women have done much the same, and they didn't have to face the world - as Heather Mills McCartney does - with a dreadful disability. Yet...
DON'T LET ME DIE; Last Words of Teacher's Son, 15 Fatally Stabbed at School Gates:
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;ROB SINGH;JUSTIN DAVENPORT A BOY of 15 fatally wounded in a stabbing outside his school begged friends: "Please don't let me die." Kiyan Prince staggered a few yards before slumping to the ground in front of horrified...
'Don't Panic' Is the Call amid Share Turbulence; MARKET REPORT
Byline: MICKEY CLARK THESE days of fast-moving stock markets can seriously damage your wealth. That was the message going out to private investors yesterday after they had to endure another volatile performance by share prices worldwide. Outfits...
ELLE'S BEAUX; Film Stars, Footballers, Financiers- You Could Never Accuse Elle Macpherson of Having a Type. ES Presents the Men Who've Been to Elle and Back
Tim Jefferies 1993-1996 Tim Jefferies was Elle's starter English 'marriage'. Although they never tied the knot, 44-year-old Tim introduced Elle, fresh off the boat, to London society. The Hamilton's art gallery owner is known for squiring the world's...
Erin Mania; A Decade of Modelling Has Seen Erin O'Connor Go from Gawky Teenager Who Everyone Wanted to Remould, to Graceful Beauty Who Can Turn around High-Street Fortunes and Channel a Couture Fantasy. Annabel Rivkin Meets a Grande Dame
Byline: ANNABEL RIVKIN Erin O'Connor is as good as her word. When we meet for lunch in Covent Garden, she is wearing, beneath a Celia Birtwell top, a wonderful pair of Katherine Hepburn trousers that swish around her lengthy legs with pricey...
Expensive, Confusing, How Train Firms Are Taking Us All for a Ride
Byline: DICK MURRAY RAIL fares are too expensive and too complicated, according to a damning report today from a crossparty committee of MPs. The privatised Train Operating Companies (TOCs) are accused of being more concerned with making money...
Flintoff to Decide Whether Harm Will Do England Good
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ANDREW FLINTOFF may have to make the toughest decision yet of his fledgling captaincy career before England go into next week's Second Test against Sri Lanka. The selectors seem certain to name Steve Harmison in their squad...
Fourteen Characters in Search of a Personality
Byline: PETE CLARK REVIEW Big Brother Channel 4 AS THE portcullis of the Big Brother fortress is raised once again to let in a new batch of squatters, we on the outside are faced with the recurring conundrum of figuring out what it's all about....
From [Pounds Sterling]6 to [Pounds Sterling]317, the 34 Different Fares between London and Manchester
Byline: ELLEN WIDDUP TRAIN travellers are forced to choose between a long list of confusing fares on popular routes. Research by the Evening Standard found 34 different prices on one route alone London to Manchester. But the cheapest advertised...
Fuel Surcharges Send Profits Soaring at BA; CITY BRIEFING
Byline: ROBERT LEA FUEL surcharges on passenger air fares have sent profits at British Airways soaring. With a 26% takeoff in operating profits to [pounds sterling]705 million over the past year, BA figures reveal that the flag carrier has shrugged...
Gold Will Be the Safe Haven ... but at a Very High Price; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ANTHONY HILTON CITIGROUP does a lot of banking and dollarrelated financing business for participants in the Lloyd's insurance market, and has done since the eve of the Second World War. That was when Lloyd's moved a huge proportion of...
Hackney Gets Shirty with Nike for Nicking Its Logo
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK HACKNEY council is threatening Nike with a multimillion-pound lawsuit for using the borough's symbol. It is demanding Nike withdraws sportswear bearing the logo until the dispute is settled and wants a percentage of sales...
Happy Valleys; There's More to Safaris Than Dusty Game Drives in Search of the Big Five. Now You Can Spot Your Wildlife While on Horseback, Kitesurfing or Praying, Says Miles Bredin
Byline: MILES BREDIN GIRAFFE POLO If you're fed up of stamping in the divots between chukkas while the glamorous folk gallop around in Cartier T-shirts, tight white trousers and silly hats, then a riding safari for between two and nine people...
Henry: I'm Staying; Relief as Arsenal Striker Signs New Four-Year Deal
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY THIERRY HENRY today gave Arsenal fans a massive lift by announcing that he is staying at Arsenal. The French striker was locked in talks with the club today finalising a four-year contract expected to be worth [pounds sterling]120,000-a-week....
Henry Lifts Gloom of Defeat by Staying on; Now the Stage Is Set for a True Great to Give Us His Masterpiece
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THE news that Thierry Henry has said he will reject a move to Barcelona and stay at Arsenal should delight any true football fan. There is an argument to say that Henry in full cry has been the most warming sight in the English...
Hotdesks; Barcelona Chairs, Barefoot Employees, Designer Wallpaper- Some Offices Make It Look like All Play and No Work. Alice BB Clocks in at Three of the Best Offices in London
Byline: ALICE BB FUTURE SYSTEMS The architectural and design practice is housed in a former London Electricity Board warehouse in Notting Hill Afluorescent orange door is the only sign that something special might exist in the warehouse at...
I Feel Sure My Special Somewhere Is out There; SINGLE LIFE
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM FINALLY, I admit it: I have commitment issues - with houses. For the past three months I've sofa-surfed with two suitcases of clothes and have stayed in 16 different rooms since moving to London (in one week in March I slept...
I Just Couldn't Leave; Henry Will Sign Four-Year Contract
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY THIERRY HENRY today gave Arsenal fans a massive lift by announcing that he is staying at Arsenal. The French striker was locked in talks with the club today finalising a four-year contract expected to be worth [pounds sterling]120,000a-week....
Inside City Hall
TOP Tory Coleman stamped his authority on City Hall procedures after resuming his beloved role as London Assembly chairman by castigating fellow members for turning up late to their monthly grilling of the Mayor. But he had less success when he...
Inside Tessa's House for Sale
Byline: ROBERT MENDICK;MIRA BAR-HILLEL THESE are the first pictures from inside Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell's family home, which she confirmed today is on the market for [pounds sterling]950,000. She told the Evening Standard she wants to...
Inspirational Boothroyd Is Taylor Made, Says Barnes
Byline: SIMON JOHNSON AIDY BOOTHROYD reminds John Barnes of another Watford manager with the same glint in his eye and steely determination in his voice. It is 24 years since Graham Taylor defied the odds to guide Watford to the top flight and...
I Was Too Big to Be a Desperate Housewife; ER Star on Missing out on Hit Series - and How Split with Ralph Fiennes Left Her Feeling Suicidal Alex Kingston
Byline: MARY KEANE ALEX KINGSTON explodes into the Chelsea restaurant. "Hello!" she booms in confident tones. She is on ebullient form, delighted to be back in London. Her mood was very different when she left 10 years ago, fleeing the breakdown...
Ken Has a Hunger to Be Back at Football's Top Table
Byline: PHILIP DORWARD The ex-Chelsea chief is eager to make critics eat their words by returning to the Premiership with Leeds. By Philip Dorward Sunday's game Leeds Utd v Watford Coca-Cola Championship playoff final, Millennium Stadium, 3pm...
Labour Revolt on Education Snowballs
DOWNING Street has been warned the rumbling education revolt may grow to more than 100 rebels next week. Some 52 Labour MPs voted against the flagship reforms that will weaken council control over schools in March. Another 25 rebelled by refusing...
L&G Planning City's Biggest Office Complex in a Generation
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER PLANS for a [pounds sterling]1.25 billion City office complex over the road from the Bank of England, the biggest of its kind in the Square Mile for over a generation, are unveiled today. Insurance giant Legal & General...
Mittal Ups Bid for Arcelor in Search for the Knockout Blow
Byline: ROSS TIEMAN LONDON steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal today aimed a would-be knockout blow at European rival Arcelor, raising his hostile takeover bid by C6.68 billion to C24.3 billion ([pounds sterling]16.5 billion). The new offer comes with...
My London; SAM TAYLOR-WOOD
Byline: ALISTAIR DUNCAN SAM TAYLOR-WOOD The artist has a shoe fetish and would love to smash up a few bendy buses Where do you live and why? Marylebone. Trendy shops and delis have sprung up here recently. It's still fairly quiet, though,...
Nagging Doubts on the Gold Diggers; AND INCIDENTALLY
Byline: PETE CLARK IN MARRIAGES where a large disparity of wealth is to be observed, there often appears a fracture which leads to furious speculation. Such is the case in the separation announced between Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney....
Nerves Are Steadied as Calm Returns to Footsie; MARKET REPORT
Byline: SARAH MARKS LONDON stocks marked the end of a volatile week with a period of calm, the FTSE 100 index rising just six points at 5677.6. Triple witching hour, the brief trading window for funds to square the outstanding futures and options...
Never Wax Lyrical over Summer Weekends
Byline: ARIEL LEVE MEMORIAL Day weekend is around the corner and here in New York that means one thing: Summer in the City Syndrome. This is the anxiety that kicks off in June and lasts until Labor Day weekend in early September. Conversations...
New West End Mystery Production Will Star a Cast of Unknown Actors
Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK IT is the biggest West End gamble in recent times. Theatre producer Sonia Friedman is staging a "mystery" play written by a first-time playwright and featuring unknown actors. The audience will have bought their tickets...
Oaten's New Fight; First He Lost His Hair, Now Shamed MP Targets Weight
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA MP MARK OATEN has signed up with a fitness guru to help turn his life around following the sex scandal that almost cost him his marriage. The Liberal Democrat politician, who blamed his affair with a male prostitute on...
One Fine Muddle; New EU Laws Mean British Tourists Could Be Fined Back at Home If They Speed Abroad. but the System's Rules Are Bafflingly Vague
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS IT WASN'T my fault, honest. At least it didn't feel like it at the time. I was on a long trek from Burgundy, right across France on a patch work of different autoroutes and routes nationales, to Perigord. I'd managed...
On the Ball
Lee holds talks with Charlton ENGLAND coach Sammy Lee flew in for talks with Charlton this morning for the vacant manager's job after leaving the national side's training camp in Portugal. Former Liverpool star Lee (right), who is a coach at Bolton,...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Donovan 9pm, ITV1 A surprise appearance for Tom Conti's crumpled forensic-science man in the Friday-night schedules. Has ITV1 at last run out of tapes of A Touch of Del Boy? Oh, if only. Anyway, here's an episode...
PLEASE CATCH HIS MURDERER; School Pals Mourn Stabbed 15-Year-Old
Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT;CHRIS MILLAR FRIENDS of Kiyan Prince laid flowers outside school today as they urged police to catch his attacker. Their pleas came as detectives launched a hunt for the prime suspect, a 16-year-old Somali boy expelled...
Racists Stab Man after BNP's Barking Success
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA AN AFGHAN immigrant who fled the Taliban regime has been stabbed in a racially-motivated attack in Barking - days after the BNP won 11 seats on the council. The mechanic in his thirties was set upon by four white men, who...
Radiohead Find a Sense of Fun and Sound like Everything You Wish For
Byline: DAVID SMYTH REVIEW Radiohead ..... Apollo Hammersmith BEING a Radiohead fan is sometimes perceived as being like sitting huddled on a freezing mountainside, waiting for the next icy gust in the form of another brittle, hostile new...
Rejoice That a True Great Is Stying
Byline: IAN CHADBAND On a mission: Thierry Henry has revealed his determination to return with Arsenal to the European Cup Final THE news that Thierry Henry has said he will reject amove to Barcelona and stay at Arsenal should delight any true...
RestaurantSpy; TOBY YOUNG IS THE
Byline: TOBY YOUNG THE NATIONAL DINING ROOMS is unexpectedly one of the grandest restaurants in London Back in 1988, when the V&A advertised itself as 'an ace cafe with quite a nice museum attached', the venerable institution was widely condemned...
Revealed: The Mayor's List of Seventy Freebies; Gifts Range from Suit to [Pounds Sterling]2,000 Art
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MAYOR Ken Livingstone has enjoyed a bumper year of gifts and hospitality, receiving more than 70 "freebies" as he carried out his official duties. They range from a [pounds sterling]330 beige suit, provided for his trip to...
Romping Naked in the Chelsea Flower Beds
Byline: CHRIS MILLAR;VALENTINE LOW THE Chelsea Flower Show, that venerable institution where usually nothing more exciting happens than a row over the hollyhocks, has discovered the nude. Here, larger than life and twice as green, is one of the...
Soaring with the Seniors
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS OPERA The Makropulos Case ENO/Coliseum **** (4/5) EVERY performance Sir Charles Mackerras gives is a bonus, as the loud cheers which greeted his return to the Coliseum after a seven-year absence demonstrated. He was...
STABBED BOY WAS SON OF TEACHER; Don't Let Me Die, Begged 15-Year-Old
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;ROB SINGH;JUSTIN DAVENPORT A BOY stabbed to death outside his school gates was the son of a teacher. One of the suspects for the murder of Kiyan Prince, 15, is understood to be a Somalian boy recently expelled from their...
Stage Is Set for Another Stoute Bid; TODAY'S RACING
Byline: GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM THE great Vincent O'Brien once said that if you think that you have four Derby horses then you probably have none. Whether the same maxim can be applied to the Oaks is debatable, but Sir Michael Stoute boasts a very...
Still a Radiohead of the Rest Even without a Creep; Review
Byline: DAVID SMYTH RADIOHEAD at Apollo, Hammersmith BEING a Radiohead fan is sometimes perceived as being like sitting on a freezing mountainside, waiting for the next icy gust in the form of another brittle, hostile new album. But the...
Storm-Hit Footsie Finds Calmer Waters; MARKET REPORT
Byline: SARAH MARKS LONDON stocks marked the end of a volatile week with a period of uneasy calm, the FTSE 100 index up just 2.2 points at 5673.8. Triple witching hour, the brief trading window for funds to square up outstanding futures and options...
Surprise Appearance from Forensic Drama
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Donovan 9pm, ITV1 A SURPRISE appearance for Tom Conti's crumpled forensic science man in the Friday-night schedules. Has ITV1 at last run out of tapes of A Touch Of Del Boy? Oh, if only. Anyway, here's an episode of...
Surrealism's Subversive Enemy within; the Hayward Gallery's New Exhibition Promises Startling Revelations but They Fizzle out in the First Room
Byline: BRIAN SEWELL THERE is more to Surrealism than Salvador Dalc, though it was he who made Surrealist art approachable, acceptable and enjoyable, removed it from a controlling clique of theorists and brought it into the bright lights and broad...
TAKE NOTE; What to Say about - Nuclear Power
Byline: ANDREW NEATHER Tony Blair gave the green light for a new generation of nuclear power stations when he told the CBI earlier this week that it was "back on the agenda with a vengeance". The decision has ignited a political storm. IF YOU'RE...
Tales from a Cannes Virgin; with No Invite, Contact or Clue, Johann Hari Belly-Flops into the World's Most 'Glamorous' Film Festival to Find It Vibrating with Desperation - but, Typically, There Is a Happy Ending
Byline: JOHANN HARI A YOUNG, fat Englishman - a nobody - arrives at Le Mas Cardille, a hotel in the high hills above Cannes. It is the kind of languid, luxurious pad where you half-expect to see F Scott Fitzgerald checking in his neuroses along...
The Crowded Midfield at the Bridge
JOE COLE has prospered in the face of intense competition since his [pounds sterling]6.6million arrival from West Ham three years ago. Here are the other Chelsea midfielders who have been in contention over the same period - some have stuck around,...
The Geeks Have Landed; A Pair of Enigmatic Scandinavians Are in town.Their Company, Skype, Is Changing the Way We Communicate, and Has Earned Them Hundreds of Millions. but Who Are They, and Do They Come in Peace, Asks Helen Kirwan-Taylor
Byline: HELEN KIRWAN-TAYLOR There was much talk in my circle of friends a few years ago about this revolutionary new service called Skype. I noticed that muffled phone calls started coming in from all over the world from people too mean in the past...
The New Partridge Family; They're Running out of Partridges on Bond Street - Step Forward a Crack Team of David Mellor, Lady Cobham and Pals. Can the New Owners of London's Most August Fine Art and Furniture Emporium Get Bums on Their Regency Seats, Asks Godfrey Barker
Byline: GODFREY BARKER This firm is more grand than we are,' the Queen is quoted as saying about Britain's longstanding number one furniture dealers by sales, the resplendent Partridge Fine Art with its glittering windows and millionpound art treasures...
The Night the MoonWalkers Grin and Bra It; LunchbreakExtra Thousands Strip off to Raise Money for Breast Cancer
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY THOUSANDS of women are preparing to strip down to their bras and pound the moonlit streets of London tomorrow night to raise money for breast cancer charities. Starting from Hyde Park at 10.40pm, participants in the Playtex...
The Tough Solution to This Illegal Invasion of Europe
Byline: AN WILSON THE PRIME Minister, in his decline, is a very good political weathercock. His recent tough stance on immigration, asylumseekers and all is an indication of the fact that at long last, the political classes are waking up to something...
This Almost Makes Up for Losing in Paris
Byline: PAUL MERSON THIERRY HENRY'S decision to stay at Arsenal almost makes up for the disappointment of missing out on the European Cup in Paris on Wednesday night. I was in the French capital and saw the pain on the faces of the loyal Gooners...
Top Class Action Lawyers to Face Fraud Trial in US
Byline: BILL CONDIE CLASS action legal firm Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, which has sued some the biggest US and UK companies, has been indicted on fraud, perjury and bribery, and accused of paying kickbacks to people who served as professional...
TV, but Not as We Know It
SATURDAY CHOICE BEST FILM RADIO PICK OF THE DAY Does Grecian glitz beat a royal flush? The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday Live/ Eurovision Song Contest 6.55pm, ITV1/8pm, BBC1 Morning call for the summer game Eurovision Song Contest National Treasure...
Two Years and [Pounds Sterling]15m Later, Superhospital Site Is Not Big Enough
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL HEALTH chiefs took two years to discover that the site for the [pounds sterling]900million Paddington superhospital was too small, a report reveals today. In the meantime, they had spent [pounds sterling]15million on consultancy...
Tycoon Says Auf Wiedersehen to British Builders and Flies in the Germans Instead
Byline: ELIZABETH HOPKIRK;DAN CARRIER MILLIONAIRE Alexander Bronstein has spent seven years and a rumoured [pounds sterling]32 million building his home close to Hampstead Heath. But a string of problems with his British workmen has threatened...
Vinegary Wenger Is Suffering from Same Blind Spot
Byline: MATTHEW NORMAN WHATEVER else it might be, let's be clear about the one thing this is not. This is not a day for gloating. Chim Chimminy, Chim Chimminy, Chim Chim Cheroo/ Naim from fifty, Belletti from two . . . that's the sort of mindless...
We Can't Afford to Serve Pupils Healthier Meals, Say Heads
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES Schools hit back at plan for new food rules to be introduced in September HEAD TEACHERS today poured scorn on government moves to improve the quality of school meals. Tough new limits on the amount of salt, fat and sugar...
We Spoke about Knives Two Weeks Ago, Now This Tragedy at Our School
Byline: AMAR SINGH KIYAN PRINCE'S headteacher today said that knives were "a real issue" for schools. Phil Hearne of the London Academy in Edgware told how talks on how to tackle the growing knife problem were held with parent-teacher groups...
WHAT A RECOVERY; after Ralph Fiennes Publicly Dumped Her, a Star Part in ER Repaired Alex Kingston's Ego. since That Flat-Lined, She's Come Back to Life Yet Again on the London Stage. Lydia Slater Meets a Survivor
Byline: LYDIA SLATER Alex Kingston explodes into the quiet Chelsea restaurant, all untamed curls, cleavage and shiny white teeth, her glamorous Issa frock swirling around her. 'Hello!' she booms in confident tones, clasping my hand in a wince-making...
Why the Bank's a Bank, Not Just a Study Group
Byline: CHRISTOPHER FILDES EVEN nowadays, [pounds sterling]36 billion is quite a lot of money to spend in a morning. Paul Tucker and his team at the Bank of England had no trouble finding takers on Wednesday and were back for another round yesterday....
World Cup Riot Squad Ready to Take on England Hooligans
Byline: RICHARD EDWARDS THESE are the riot police preparing to tackle English hooligans at the World Cup in Germany. Thousands of German officers have taken part in violent mock battles as they prepare for possible clashes at the tournament,...

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