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Articles from September 20, 2006

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1 Ingredient ... 2ways ... Chicken Breasts
Byline: HENRY DIMBLEBY TV dinner (serves 2 greedy people or 4 sparrows) CHICKEN TAGLIATELLE WITH ROSEMARY AND NUTMEG The Italians often use nutmeg with meat. It brings a surprising depth and richness to the sauce. Best taken on the sofa watching...
1m Children to Get Safety Lessons on Net Predators
Byline: MARK PRIGG EVERY secondary school pupil in Britain is to be given internet safety lessons, starting today. They will see two hard-hitting videos showing the effects of online grooming and abduction and receive safety talks and practical...
300,000 New Homes for London by 2016
Byline: ROSS LYDALL MORE than 300,000 homes could be built in London over the next decade. Ken Livingstone's aim to drive construction up by a third has been accepted by an influential panel of experts. London's 33 boroughs will now be given...
50 Years on, Hungary Is Haunted by the Past; AND INCIDENTALLY
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK AS IN most former Communist countries, Hungarians still grapple with the legacy of dictatorship. But Hungary's history is more tragic than most. And there are striking connections between the horrors of the past and...
A Devil of a Film but at Least It Taught Me How to Dress; AS LONDON FASHION WEEK HITS TOWN, THE STAR OF A NEW MOVIE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY REVEALS THE DESIGNER TIPS SHE PICKED UP ON SET
Byline: MELANIE GAMBLE WITH London Fashion Week in full swing, all eyes are on the fabulously superficial and bitchy world of models and designers. It's a fantastical world so far removed from everyday life that it has even captured the imagination...
A Fresh Start; Bring Order to Your Autumn Garden. It Might Look like a Nuclear Wasteland but Pattie Barron Tells You How to Breathe in New Life
Byline: PATTIE BARRON IT MAY be a jungle out there, but for some of us the only flowers that are blooming belong to the bindweed, which is merrily twirling its way through the borders. Despite your best efforts with the watering can, many plants...
A Major Market Gain; as a New Farmers' Market Launches in Clerkenwell, Samantha Clark of Moro Restaurant Tells Flora Stubbs How to Make the Most of It
Byline: FLORA STUBBS EXMOUTH Market in Clerkenwell is a street of gastronomic renown. Restaurants such as Metcalf, Moro, and the nearby Eagle pub have established the area as being synonymous with good food. But while they have enjoyed bustling...
Ancient Britons Mainly Came from Spain
Byline: ROB SINGH SCIENTISTS have discovered the British are descended from a tribe of Spanish fishermen. DNA analysis has found the Celts - Britain's indigenous population - have an almost identical genetic "fingerprint" to a tribe of Iberians...
Another Crack in the Wall; Homes & Property Lawyer Henry Stuart Answers Londoners' Queries
Byline: HENRY STUART I bought my house 12 months ago knowing that the next-door neighbour was about to start work on his property. A party wall award was in place. The neighbour's works are nearly finished and I have found cracks in my property....
Arctic Adventures from Only [Pounds Sterling]139.95 per Person; EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL OFFER
In Search of the Northern Lights, from [pounds sterling]139.95 per person Accompanied by an expert astronomer, these evening flights depart from a choice of eight UK airports. The price includes: a pre-flight illustrated presentation by an expert...
Ashdown in Attack on Kennedy's Leadership
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR;NICHOLAS CECIL CHARLES KENNEDY'S hopes of a comeback suffered a huge blow today when Paddy Ashdown took a veiled swipe at his record. He suggested the Liberal Democrats had been desperate for direction during Mr Kennedy's...
Australia Says Farewell to Steve the Croc Hunter; KOALAS, KHAKI AND 'CRIKEY' AS STARS AND POLITICIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO IRWIN
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THE CHOIR wore khaki, the congregation included several koalas and a baby crocodile, and pride of place went to an old truck, surf board, sleeping bag and crocodile-hunting kit. It was, in every sense, Steve Irwin's day. ...
Barbican's Back in Business; the Final Stage of a [Pounds Sterling]34 Million Refit Has Turned the Arts Centre into a Place Where Orchestras Want to Play and the Public Wants to Visit
Byline: NORMAN LEBRECHT THE NEW look is among the season's most striking. Emerging from the fume-choked tunnel that connects the Barbican Centre to the nearest Tube, the eye is greeted by a completely reconfigured facade. The new Barbican entrance...
Barwick: FA Will Get Tough on Bungs; . Promise of 'Thorough' Probe . Backlash from Managers . BBC Must Provide Evidence
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER BRIAN BARWICK today announced a formal inquiry into the bung allegations made by BBC's Panorama programme. The Football Association's chief executive promised that every agent, manager and club named by the programme for...
Beautiful Bricks; Back in Fashion and Winning Awards, Eco-Friendly Bricks Are Building a New Trend, Says Fay Sweet
Byline: FAY SWEET DESPITE our passion for bricks and mortar, building in brick has been out of favour for a while. However, with a brick house as the bookie's favourite in this year's prestigious Stirling Prize and innovative brick buildings scooping...
Be Gold and Delicious. . . Dare to Dazzle and Reflect on the Sexiness of These Darker Evenings
Byline: TRACEY BLAKE THE red carpets have had a distinctly gilt edge recently. Scan paparazzi shots of stylish stars from the past few weeks and there is one consistent theme: gold. But while Jade Jagger, Sienna and Mischa looked dazzling, Victoria...
Bic Takes Us on a Voyage of Discovery; Elfin Kiwi Mixes Silly and Serious: POP: Bic Runga, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre WC1
Byline: MARTHA DE LACEY WHEN 30-year-old Kiwi singer/songwriter Bic Runga isn't hypnotising audiences with her dainty melodies, I get the impression she reads extensively. Her air is of a wideeyed child drinking in everything around her and eager...
Blow It All Now; Worry Later; CITY LIVES
Byline: NIRPAL DHALIWAL MY GENERATION is finished before it even got started. Twenty- to 35-year- olds have been dubbed the IPOD generation: Insecure, Pressured, Overtaxed and Debt-ridden. They are afraid to breathe in case someone from the Inland...
Bolton to Ask for Big Sam 'Bung' Tapes
BOLTON WANDERERS are considering whether to ask the BBC for further information on last night's Panorama programme. Manager Sam Allardyce (right) was accused by three different agents of being willing to accept illegal payments over the transfer...
Breeder Genus Bullish as Bolton Tops the US League; in Brief
BULL and boar breeder Genus has come up with another prize bull with Bolton, a Friesian, going straight to number one in the American rankings. With prices for beefcattle semen up by 12% and dairy semen by 10% in the past 12 months, Genus' operating...
Bright Young Things Go on Show; Riding the Wave of Design Success
RCA-GRADUATE Assa Ashuach is best friends with his computer. He has fed it tasty morsels of rare software, shared digital discourse far through the night, and programmed it to control sophisticated manufacturing processes. This month is payback...
Caborn: BBChas to Help Inquiry; Minister Tells Panorama to Hand over Bung Tapes
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER Richard Caborn today said the BBC should hand over all the unbroadcast evidence of bung-taking to the Premier League inquiry. The Panorama probe into football corruption pointed the finger at Bolton manager Sam Allardyce...
Catalogue Clash as Woolies Sales Slide
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE STRUGGLING Woolworths today pinned its hopes on copying the Argos catalogue model after sales crashed more than 8% in the first half of the year. Laminated catalogues will be put in stores from next month, and shoppers will...
Catalogue Move as Woolies Sales Slide
Byline: JIM ARMITAGE WOOLWORTHS today pinned its hopes on copying the Argos catalogue model after sales crashed more than 8% in the first half of the year. Laminated catalogues will be put in stores from next month, and people will also be able...
Cheap Homes Fit for Iraq and Afghan Heroes; Scheme for Nurses Is Extended to Military
Byline: PAUL WAUGH SOLDIERS, sailors and RAF crews today became eligible to buy cheap homes across the South-East as the Government expands its "key worker" housing scheme. Up to 10,000 armed forces servicemen and women will qualify for the project...
Cityspy
WHAT is it with David Cameron? Amid wars, global warming, NHS seizing up, schools underperforming, he gets steamed up about...Scottish banknotes. "[They] are every bit as good as those issued by the Bank of England," he says. "Yet Scots often have...
Corus on Song as Broker Talks of High Notes Ahead; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: TOM NICHOLLS STEELMAKER Corus was among the Footsie leaders today after a Morgan Stanley upgrade. Highlighting the potential for sector consolidation, the broker reckons the shares have an upside potential of 33%. Corus added 914p to 369p...
Council Sold off My Car While I Was on Holiday (Even Though It Was Legally Parked)
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY WHEN Suseelan Damodaran went on holiday to India he left his car parked outside his home and expected it to be there when he got back. But, despite the fact that the parking spot was perfectly legal, the Ford Focus had...
County Game Is Still Rising from the Ashes
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND may have stumbled after winning back the Ashes but, one year on from that spectacular triumph and two months before Andrew Flintoff and Co set about trying to repeat the victory, cricket is still striding forward with...
County Game Is Still Rising from the Ashes; A Year on from England's Win over Australia the New-Found Popularity of Cricket Remains Thriving , Says David Lloyd
Byline: DAVID LLOYD ENGLAND may have stumbled after winning back the Ashes but, one year on from that spectacular triumph and two months before Andrew Flintoff and Co set about trying to repeat the victory, cricket is still striding forward with...
Crimper Ward Cuts a Dash in Spain; WHO'S MOVING: Homes Gossip
Byline: COMPTON MILLER LONDON's hottest hairdresser, Richard Ward, has spent [pounds sterling]350,000 buying a three-bedroom holiday flat on Spain's Costa Blanca near Alicante. It's perched on a cliff overlooking the sea and shares a communal swimming...
Darcy Slams Decision Not to Pick an Irishman to Lead European Assault
Byline: DAVID SMITH EAMONN DARCY, one of the heroes of Irish golf, has cast a pall over the Ryder Cup celebrations by hitting out at the decision to have a Welshman as captain of the European team for the first match to be held in Ireland. "It's...
Diary of an Estate Agent
Monday In Chiswick, a new casual approach wins over a very tough seller, two testy toddlers get messy and a buyer loses his lawn Monday This is the first day of my new enterprise and I drop my pinstripe suit into a black bin bag, ready for delivery...
Don't Hold Your Breath for Game to Clean Itself Up
Byline: TOM BOWER POLITICIANS seeking to control football are embarking on a perilous and thankless endeavour. Football is owned by the clubs and their rich owners are unwilling to be controlled. Whatever laws are passed limiting the amounts...
Emperor Armani; Giorgio "Call Me Mr" Armani Says London Is the World's Centre for Design, Which Is Why, Tomorrow, He Opens His Flagship Homeware Store in New Bond Street. Pattie Barron Meets Him at His Home in Milan
Byline: PATTIE BARRON AT MILAN'S main airport, the soaring letters outlined against the sky that greet you do not say its name, "Linate", but "Emporio Armani" - and with good reason. For you are in Armani country, where you can buy a sofa or suit...
Entire Cabinet Urges End to Infighting
Byline: JOE MURPHY;JASON BEATTIE TONY BLAIR retreated on plans for a policy review today as he and Gordon Brown were met with Cabinet anger over Labour's infighting. At an extraordinary 90-minute meeting this morning, every member of the Cabinet...
Euro Pair Celebrate First Win of Week; RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN
Byline: MARK ALFORD DARREN CLARKE and Lee Westwood were engaged in a celebratory embrace on the 18th green at the K Club yesterday. Let's hope we see the same thing on Sunday. The European pair had just fought back from two down to beat all-Irish...
EUROPE SOCCER CHIEFS TURN ON ABRAMOVICH; Chelsea Face Spending Cap in Attempt to Rein in Roman
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER CHELSEA is facing legal curbs on its vast spending power. New rules which could be brought in next season would end the club's ability to buy the biggest stars with ease. There is growing anger at the unfairness of Chelsea's...
Ex-Minister in Tory Bankrolling Group
Byline: JOE MURPHY A FORMER trade minister is today revealed as part of a shadowy ring of millionaires who bankroll the Tories. The Evening Standard can identify John Butcher, who served in several posts under Margaret Thatcher, as a senior officer...
Ex-Minister inTory Bankrolling Group
Byline: JOE MURPHY A FORMER trade minister is today revealed as part of a shadowy ring of millionaires who bankroll the Tories. The Evening Standard can identify John Butcher, who served in several posts under Margaret Thatcher, as a senior officer...
FA Must Move Fast to Nullify Poison of BBC Sting
Byline: DAVID MELLOR THE last time the BBC announced a big football story, it was the dampest of damp squibs. Newsnight's " revelations" about Arsenal's alleged involvement with Belgian Minnows Beveren was a pathetic non-event. Last night's Panorama...
Fast Talk; an Instant Interview with . . . KATIE MELUA
Byline: SIMON BUTTON WITH six million albums sold worldwide, 22-year-old Katie Melua is currently Britain's most successful female artist. A special edition of her album Piece By Piece with bonus DVD is out on 25 September and she plays Wembley...
From Little Seeds ... Joseph Evans, 24, Bought His First Property Five Years Ago in Wales. Now He Has a Property Portfolio Stretching from London to Dubai, He Tells Alex Kasriel
Byline: ALEX KASRIEL MOST people in their twenties dream of owing their own flat. But not Joseph Evans - he already does, as well as eight other properties, and he's only 24. The unassuming Welshman began building his property portfolio when...
Funds Count Cost of Amaranth Debacle
Byline: JAMES ROSSITER LONDON-based banks and fund managers including quoted hedge-fund giant Man Group were today scrabbling to quantify their losses from the disaster engulfing US hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. Connecticut-based Amaranth, which...
Gadget Zone; LCD TVs
Byline: MARK PRIGG LCD TVs are becoming more and more affordable all the time and without doubt they are the best way to watch high definition television. Here the experts at Stuff magazine choose their favourites... TOSHIBA 32WLT66 ***** ...
GIGBLOGS: We All Love Robbie Even When He's Low on Zing
ROBBIE WILLIAMS, MILTON KEYNES NATIONAL BOWL I live across the road from the Milton Keynes Bowl, so get a free concert every time! I had a ticket for the Friday show (from Wembley) and although Robbie was great, after seeing him at Knebworth and...
Good Moves
Byline: LAURA TOPHAM ASKING prices in London continue to soar - up 2.9 per cent in the last month alone - as demand in the city exceeds anywhere else in Britain. LAURA TOPHAM looks at the property moves made by Jane Rolfe, 35, a London-based fashion...
Gosden: Ground Is Key to Nannina's Ascot Tilt
Byline: WILL HAYLER CLASSY filly Nannina has been given the goahead to tackle some of Europe's top milers in Saturday's [pounds sterling]250,000 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, provided that the going is suitable at Ascot. Trainer John Gosden believes...
Gregory Is Back at QPR as Paladini Demotes Waddock
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY JOHN GREGORY will make a dramatic return to football today when he is unveiled as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers. The former Aston Villa boss is being parachuted in to replace struggling Gary Waddock, who will stay...
Gregory's Back at QPR as Waddock Pays Price
Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY JOHN GREGORY made a dramatic return to football today as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers. The former Aston Villa boss has been parachuted in to replace struggling Gary Waddock, who will stay on at Loftus Road as assistant...
Harrow Girl 'Was Killed for a Kitten'
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA THE DAUGHTER of a Harrow schoolmaster may have been killed after a quarrel over a kitten, an inquest heard today. Lucy Braham, pictured, who was knifed to death in what police have called a "frenzied attack", may have died...
Harrow Woman 'Killed over a Kitten'
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA A HARROW schoolmaster's daughter may have been knifed to death over a kitten. Suspect Will Jaggs, 22, had asked Lucy Braham to look after his pet but she refused, an inquest heard today. Miss Braham, a 25-year-old fashion...
Have a Flutter on Design; Go Shopping at London Design Week and Invest in the Future. Barbara Chandler Picks the Best on Show
Byline: BARBARA CHANDLER THE fourth London Design Festival is fizzing through the capital, with an awesome line-up of shows, talks, demos and debates. Nowhere in Europe will you find such a feast of designers for every taste, flavour and style....
Heath Stunned by Harvey Blow; LONDON SPORT ROUNDUP
RUGBY UNION BLACKHEATH player-coach Harvey Bijon could be out for a month with an ankle injury. The former Wasps player suffered the injury last weekend when he fell awkwardly and dislocated a foot during the 39-28 Division Two defeat by Cambridge....
Hitler's Bombers? Never a Match for Britain's DIY Spirit; TV WATCH
Byline: VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Hidden House History History Channel TWO years on from the media frenzy that followed Harold Shipman's suspended sentence (which he administered to himself from the comfort of his prison cell), I can finally reveal...
Home Office Staff Absent for Two Years on Full Pay
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM THE reputation of the Home Office is damaged again today as the Evening Standard reveals that eight staff have been off work on full pay for more than two years. Another 20 workers have been on paid leave for between 12...
How the Game Reacted to the BBC's 'Bung' Revelations
THE ACCUSED . . . BECAUSE I haven't seen anything of the programme, I need to have a look at that and to take a view before I make any comment whatsoever. But if there are things saying wrong about Sam Allardyce, believe you me, I will be fighting...
I Fear the Catwalk Look Will Lead My Daughter to Anorexia, Says Gail
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY TV PRESENTER Gail Porter today spoke out against the cult of super-skinny models in the light of her personal battle against anorexia. The former model, who had her naked image beamed onto the Houses of Parliament said...
In a Pickle with This Handy Chef's Secret; FOOD SPY
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION SHALLOTS are something of a chef 's secret. On nearly every occasion that the home cook reaches for an onion, chefs have a tendency to start chopping up a shallot. This is because the shallot (allium cepa) has a more subtle,...
Inflation Worries Signal Rate Rise by Bank in November; in Brief
INTEREST rates look set to rise by another quarter-point in November. The Bank of England today voiced concern about inflation just as house lending data pointed to a runaway housing market. The Bank's monetary policy committee, chaired by Governor...
IN THE AIR; Media
Byline: GIDEON SPANIER . SUNDAY Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft (right) has been involved in days of meetings with management to discuss plans to cut 133 jobs across the Telegraph Group. Wheatcroft is adamant that she holds on to as many...
I Thrive on Pressure, Says Bent
Byline: LEO SPALL DARREN BENT insists he can handle the burden of being Charlton's only regular goalscorer after firing them into round three of the Carling Cup with a 1-0 win against Carlisle. His 57th-minute winner at The Valley was his fourth...
Journey into the Dark; THEATRE
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH Everything is Illuminated Hampstead *** THERE must be a few novels that cry out for transfer from stage to page, but I doubt whether Everything is Illuminated by the American Jonathan Safran Foer even whispers a tentative...
Judge Tells Court of Cleaner's Blackmail Bid over 'Sex Tapes'
Byline: PAUL CHESTON THE judge at the centre of a lovers' triangle has denied claims by her former cleaner that she snorted cocaine and took part in filmed sex sessions. Judge J, elegantly dressed in a black trouser suit, told an Old Bailey jury...
Kennedy 'Refused to Shake Ming's Hand'
Byline: PIPPA CRERAR FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy snubbed his successor Sir Menzies Campbell by refusing a public handshake after his conference address, it was claimed today. Lord Ashdown, who led the party between 1988 and...
Ken's Big Plans for More Housing
THERE IS, in principle and in practice, much to be said in favour of the Mayor's plans for expanding the number of new homes. A panel of experts has given backing to his bid to increase by a third the number of houses and flats he wants to build as...
Lady Judge Blackmailed over Sex and Drug Claims; BRAZILIAN CLEANER 'USED STOLEN HOME VIDEOS' TO THREATEN WOMAN
Byline: PAUL CHESTON A JUDGE at the centre of a love triangle has denied claims by her former cleaner that she snorted cocaine and took part in filmed sex sessions. Judge J, elegantly dressed in a black trouser suit, told an Old Bailey jury how...
Lehman Stands by His Taste for Queasy Whatsits; US Captain Not Afraid to Make Use of Nervous Unknowns in His Ryder Cup Hunt. Ian Chadband Reports from the K Club, Kildare
Byline: IAN CHADBAND THE excitement by the K Club's 17th tee was becoming too much for the autograph hunters. "Quick. Over here, Liam. He's coming," said one, as a figure in US brown strolled into view. "Who is?" asked Liam. "Er, y'know, it's ....
Let's Hear It for the High Street Fightback
Byline: DIANE ABBOTT I DO not live to shop. I am a nondriving single parent who often works 18-hour days and weekends. Shopping is a chore. So a part of me welcomes glittering new shopping malls like the one planned for White City, details of...
Lewis Drives for His Life
Byline: MARK ALFORD LEWIS HAMILTON yesterday became the first black man to do a lap in a Formula One car. The 21-year-old from Stevenage doesn't have any time to enjoy the landmark occasion, however, because today he gets down to the serious...
Lift off; Felice Hardy Reveals All That Is New for This Season's Skiers. Fuchsia, 'Chotels' and Bansko, Anyone?
Byline: FELICE HARDY THE RESORTS ZERMATT French luxury chalet specialist VIP has moved into Switzerland with two fullycatered six-person contemporary apartments - Haus Bor and Haus Glacier. Scott Dunn and Descent International are already...
Lily: Why Do They All Say I'm Too Thin? SIZE ZERO MODEL SAYS 'I'LL HAVE A DRINK TO CELEBRATE SHOW'
Byline: KATIE HIND STICK-thin catwalk queen Lily Cole insisted she is not underweight as calls to ban "size zero" models intensified today. The 18-year-old model, who is 5ft 10in tall and weighs a fraction over eight stone, has been criticised...
London Calling; Latest News on All the Area's Football Clubs. Every Day
ARSENE WENGER has told Emmanuel Adebayor his place in the ARSENAL side is not safe, despite scoring the winner at Manchester United on Sunday. Wenger said: "We know Adebayor has ability but this is a team sport and we must never forget that." ...
Man-Sized Steak Ain't for Fainthearted; Review: HAWKSMOOR 157 Commercial Street, E1 020 7247 7392 Three-Course Dinner for Two Including Wine, [Pounds Sterling]74
Byline: LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH I BLAME Madonna. Her recent birthday party at kitsch Shoreditch bar/restaurant Lounge Lover meant that (rather illogically, I now see in hindsight) I somehow expected its spanking new neighbourhood rival to provide a...
Mayor's Defeat; Local Residents Scupper Plans for 'Urban Village' Backed by Council and Mayor
Byline: MIRA BAR-HILLEL TOWER Hamlets residents have defeated a plan to destroy a local hospital. Efforts by a housing charity and housing association to demolish a Victorian hospital and a family centre in Tower Hamlets and replace them with a...
Military Precision; Essex Commuters Can Enjoy a Smart Address If They Buy a New Home in This Historic Army Garrison, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES A PRESTIGE new address for Essex commuters has emerged in the Thames Estuary town of Shoeburyness, about an hour by train to Fenchurch Street on the "c2c" (City to Sea) line. Previously seen as drab and downmarket, Shoeburyness's...
Mobos Go All Glamorous; MOBO AWARDS
Byline: PAUL CONNOLLY IT'S THE 10th anniversary of the Music Of Black Origin awards tonight but celebrations have been muted. There are those who claim that t he Mobos are now an irrelevance and that black music is a spent force in the UK. ...
More Commuter Trains Run on Time (So Fares Rise)
Byline: DICK MURRAY TENS of thousands of London mainline rail commuters will have to pay more for their tickets because the service is getting better. From Sunday, monthly and yearly season ticket commuters using local Southeastern trains from...
More Tubes, More Choices; in Just Three Years a New Orbital Rail Network Will Open Up More Areas of London for Homebuyers. Get in Now, Says David Spittles
Byline: DAVID SPITTLES TRANSPORT for London has announced plans for a new orbital train network scheduled to be up and running by 2010. Homebuyers should take note. The new system will open up pockets of the capital currently starved of the Tube...
Mossy Posse; We Reveal the Team Who Took Kate from Cocaine Bad Girl to the World"s Top Model - and Philip Green"s New Celebrity Designer
Byline: SIMON DAVIS;JOHN ARLIDGE;LAURA TOPHAM WHEN pictured in a national newspaper hovering over a line of white powder, things do not normally augur well for your career. Likewise, if you are seen gallivanting around the world with a boyfriend...
Muslims Told: Keep Watch on Your Kids
Byline: JOE MURPHY THE HOME Secretary today urged Muslim parents to watch out for signs that their children are being groomed to become suicide bombers. John Reid told them they must regard their youngsters as potential recruits for firebrand...
My Dad the Crocodile Hero; Daughter Tells of 'Best Father' in Memorial Which Includes Koala Bears, Hollywood Stars and Irwin's Old Truck
Byline: VALENTINE LOW THE choir wore khaki, the congregation included several koalas and a baby crocodile, and pride of place went to an old truck, surf board, sleeping bag and crocodile-hunting kit. It was, in every sense, Steve Irwin's day....
New Lease of This Life, 10 Years on; ORIGINAL CAST OF CONTROVERSIAL DRAMA ARE COMING BACK
Byline: ALEXA BARACAIA IT WAS the cult TV show that defined the spirit of the Nineties - a group of young lawyers working hard and playing harder in the cut and thrust of London. Now This Life is to return, 10 years on, with all the original...
Nigel Defies Hate Mob; Millwall Boss in Pledge to Fight on despite Crisis
MILLWALL ...................0 SOUTHAMPTON.........4 NIGEL SPACKMAN today issued a message of defiance to the Millwall hate mob insisting he doesn't fear the sack - and he won't resign. Spackman was subjected to terrible abuse during Millwall's...
ONE WEEKEND, TWO VENUES, YOUR CHOICE... Home and Away
Byline: RICHARD BENCE HOME: Holkham Why: It's a good base for discovering Norfolk's windswept coastline, seaside towns and villages. How to get there: Hourly trains operate from King's Cross to the nearest station, King's Lynn, approximately...
Ousted Thai PM Flies to London after Army Coup
Byline: ANDREW DRUMMOND;PAUL WAUGH THE OUSTED Prime Minister of Thailand was flying into London today amid speculation that he may claim asylum in Britain. Thaksin Shinawatra flew in from New York, where he had been attending the UN general assembly...
Outstanding Rarity; OPERA
Byline: FIONA MADDOCKS La Juive/Royal Opera Barbican Hall ***** SEX and religion, adultery and death by boiling oil, La Juive has them all, perhaps in too purple an abundance for today's taste which is one reason for its rarity. Another is...
Path to Success; Gardening News
Byline: PATTIE BARRON Smart idea To soften a sea of patio paving, the advice from the experts is to make pockets of planting. Garden designer Joe Swift transfers the notion to decking, so that an expanse of timber is visually broken up with...
Pick of the Night
Byline: IMOGEN RIDGWAY Ballet Changed My Life: Ballet Hoo! 10pm, Channel 4 Goodness - what with Ian Wright and his sports clubs at 9pm, it appears to be Sorting Out Kids Night on Channel 4. Ballet Changed My Life takes 200 young people...
[Pounds Sterling]100,000 BONANZA FOR TUBE AND BUS BOSSES
Byline: DICK MURRAY;ROSS LYDALL THE number of Transport for London employees earning more than [pounds sterling]50,000 has leapt by a third to 821, official figures confirm today. Seventy-six employees earned more than [pounds sterling]100,000...
Prescott Office Passed 'Casino' Scheme after Billionaire Talks; His Department Waved through Related Plan as Anschutz Eyed Dome
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL JOHN PRESCOTT was embroiled in new controversy today over the proposed supercasino at the Dome. The Standard can reveal that his department waved through a "casino-related" scheme only three weeks after he met American...
Prescott's Office Passed 'Casino' Plan after Talks with Billionaire; SCHEME WAS WAVED THROUGH AS ANSCHUTZ EYED THE DOME
Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL JOHN PRESCOTT was embroiled in new controversy today over the proposed supercasino at the Dome. A series of emails have revealed that his department waved through a "casino-related" scheme just three weeks after he met...
Radical Shouts Down Reid on Muslim'brainwashing'
Byline: MARTIN BENTHAM;JOE MURPHY JOHN REID'S first speech to British Muslims was today sensationally disrupted when an Islamic radical barged in and began shouting abuse at the Home Secretary. Omar Brooks - also known as Abu Izzadeen - drowned...
REALLY USEFUL Bargains; This Week, Alison Cork Finds the Funkiest Rugs, the Classiest Glass and a Glamorous Coffee Table for Your Home
Byline: ALISON CORK It's a cover-up Make a statement this winter with these funky new retro-style radiator cabinets from Richard Burbidge. With its smooth, curved design, integrated shelves and lacquered oak veneer, this Seventies-inspired sideboard...
Roeder's Sadness at Sick Taunts
"Frank Arnesen's actions were a flagrant breach of FA rules and could well activate the threat of a three-point deduction." "The pressure will be on the Football Association to open an inquiry into some of the more serious allegations." of wrongdoing."...
ROMAN'S SPREE COULD BE OVER; Football Ready to Clamp Down on the Big Spenders
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER THE greatest spending spree in the history of football is set to grind to a halt. Chelsea and their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich face curbs on transfer fees under plans being discussed by governments and UEFA. Since...
Sam Orders Lawyers: Take Action over BBC; Allardyce Anger as FA Promise Thorough Probe of Bung Claims
Byline: ADRIAN WARNER SAM ALLARDYCE today started his fightback against bung allegations by instructing his lawyers to take "appropriate action" against the BBC. As the Football Associat ion announced they would be holding a "thorough investigation"...
Stamp out Corruption before We Become as Bad as the Italians; Messageboard: Is It Time We Cleaned Up Our Football?
ANYONE looking for a reason to clean up football only has to look at the humiliation Italy has suffered over its matchfixing affair. The country which should still be glorying in its World Cup victory is the laughing stock of the game. Their greatest...
Take Away Test. Indian
Byline: FIONA HUNTER EACH week we look at a different takeaway menu and tell you what to eat - and what to avoid - to keep you slim and healthy. ALTHOUGH many items on the menu will be high in fat and calories, there should be plenty of lower-fat...
Taking Stock; Your at a - Glance Guide
BANKING AND FINANCE Legal & General should be the main winner from changes to the calculation of technical provisions for the UK insurance business proposed by the Financial Services Authority, says broker KBW. BUILDING...
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