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Articles from September 3, 2012

... and Make Sure It Has Space to Park Your New [Pounds Sterling]151,000 Bentley
Byline: Maxine Frith IT HAS a top speed of more than 200mph and costs the equivalent of a south London flat -- now one of the world's most exclusive cars is about to go on sale in London. The Bentley Continental GT Speed -- the fastest ever made...
Andy Abseils Down Shard in Heir-Raising Charity Stunt
Byline: Ross Lydall Royal Correspondent PRINCE ANDREW proved today he has a head for heights to match his reputation for air travel, as he became the first person to abseil down the Shard. The Duke of York admitted to being "scared" at the start...
ANDY'S ROYAL DESCENT; PRINCE ABSEILS DOWN THE SHARD IN HEIR-RAISING CHARITY STUNT I'm Proud of You Papa. Eugenie Sends Love and [Pounds Sterling]500 after Andrew's Shard Feat
Byline: Ross Lydall Royal Correspondent PRINCE ANDREW proved today that he has a head for heights to match his reputation for air travel, as he became the first person to abseil down the Shard. The Duke of York admitted to being "scared" at the...
Another Record Topples to Ellie
Byline: Matt Majendie Olympics/Paralympics Correspondent [bar] LLIE SIMMONDS clearly has an affinity for London water. The 17-year-old was the first swimmer to break a world record at the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park when guaranteeing Paralympic...
ANOTHER RECORD TOPPLES TO ELLIE; AQUATICS CENTRE Star into Final
Byline: Matt Majendie Olympics/Paralympics Correspondent ELLIE SIMMONDS clearly has an affinity for London water. The 17-year-old was the first swimmer to break a world record at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre when guaranteeing Paralympic selection...
Barton Branded 'A Nasty Traitor'
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent THE French footballer beaten unconscious by Joey Barton in 2007 today criticised his country for "rolling out the red carpet" for the England midfielder. In a provocative interview, Barton's former...
BBC Reporter Robbed of iPhone Uses Tracking App to Catch the Culprit
Byline: Emer Martin A BBC news correspondent told how he was mugged at knifepoint and then helped to catch his assailant using a tracking app on an iPad. Home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds was forced to hand over his wallet, iPhone and Pin...
Councils Get Help to Analyse Savings
Byline: Niki Chesworth [bar] URNING off lights can save money. We all know that, and that is why one local authority came up with an innovative cost-saving plan. By turning off street lights late at night everywhere but major junctions, it hoped...
Diaby Demonstrates Why He Can Be a Toure De Force at Arsenal
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent Midfielder hoping to become his club's version of the Manchester City ace after playing a starring role in victory at Anfield LIVERPOOL 0 ARSENAL 2 [bar] OTH sides went into this fixture with question...
Diaby Demonstrates Why He Can Be a Toure De Force at Arsenal; Midfielder Hoping to Become His Club's Version of the Manchester City Ace after Playing a Starring Role in Victory at Anfield
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent LIVERPOOL 0 ARSENAL 2 [bar] OTH sides went into this fixture with question marks against their summer transfer dealings but Abou Diaby's domineering performance offers hope he will vindicate Arsene...
Donmar Offers Chance to Take the Best Seats in the House for Just [Pounds Sterling]10
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent THEATREGOERS will be offered the best seats in the house at two weeks' notice and for just [pounds sterling]10 under a pioneering scheme designed to encourage new audiences. Barclays Front Row, which...
DRESSAGE GIRL'S GOLDEN DOUBLE; LONDONER NATASHA RIDES TO GLORY IN HERFIRST PARALYMPICS; Mother's Backing Helped Seal Gold
Byline: Justin Davenport and Miranda Bryant NATASHA BAKER scooped a second gold medal today with a record-breaking performance in the Paralympics dressage. Competing in her first games the 22-year-old London-born rider destroyed the opposition...
Edgy Thriller Issues a Warning on Perils of the Wired World
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM DISCONNECTED Venice Film Festival ANDREA Riseborough, so good as Wallis Simpson in Madonna's W.E., premiered at Venice last year, has her first substantial American part in this cyber thriller from Henry-Alex Rubin. She plays...
Ed's Singalong Steers Too Close for Comfort to Self-Indulgence
Byline: ANDRE PAINE ED SHEERAN iTunes Festival, Roundhouse BRIT Award winner Ed Sheeran was an obvious choice for the opening weekend of the iTunes Festival: just a year after its release, his debut is the UK's second biggest digital album ever,...
Ellie Doesn't See Herself as Disabled, Says Father after She Smashes Record
Byline: Miranda Bryant and Benedict Moore-Bridger ELLIE SIMMONDS broke another world record today to set up the chance for a second gold medal as her father told how she refuses to consider herself disabled. Amid deafening noise, Simmonds, 17,...
Eurozone Has Had Its Rest: Now the Test; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Hamish McRae OW it is back to work. NToday, Labor Day, is the traditional end of the US holiday season, and the focus of the world financial community will shift to what the policymakers will do come the autumn. We got the vague promise...
Families of 7/7 Victims Rally Behind Survivor Who Faces Deportation
Byline: Peter Dominiczak Political Correspondent RELATIVES of victims of the July 7 bombings today attacked the Government after it emerged that a survivor of the attacks faces deportation. Professor John Tulloch was visited in hospital by Prince...
Fashion Forecast Early Birds Get the Stylish Worm, Says Karen Dacre
Byline: Karen Dacre MONDAY FORESTRY COMMISSION If you go down to the woods today, you'd better wear a T-shirt by Londonbased Simeon Farrar. Part of an exclusive collection that launches on Asos today, the range of tees feature a series of cute,...
Gold-Winning Blade Runner: I Did Not Gain Unfair Advantage over Pistorious
Byline: Matthew Beard Olympics Editor THE man who beat "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius today insisted he did not gain an unfair advantage on his way to victory in the T44 200m final. Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira attacked Pistorius for wrecking...
Greening and Lansley Could Face Reshuffle Axe
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON is closeted with ministers as he draws up his first major Cabinet reshuffle, with questions flying over the future of key ministers, including Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary...
Greening and Lansley Fight Axe in Reshuffle
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON is closeted with ministers as he draws up his first major Cabinet reshuffle, with questions flying over the future of key ministers, including Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary...
Gunners Fans Excited by Future without RVP
Byline: Dan Jones SO THEY finally scored. But then again, so did he. At lunchtime in Liverpool yesterday Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla showed where Arsenal's future might lie. How annoying, then, that as teatime rolled by on the south coast,...
I Didn't Gain Unfair Advantage over Pistorius, Says Rival Blade Runner
Byline: Matthew Beard Olympics Editor THE man who beat "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius today insisted he did not gain an unfair advantage on his way to victory in the T44 200m final. Brazilian Alan Fonteles Oliveira attacked Pistorius for wrecking...
I Screamed Myself Hoarse, Says Pregnant Girlfriend Forced to Watch Racer on TV
Byline: Miranda Bryant THE girlfriend of gold medallist wheelchair racer David Weir was forced to watch him storm to victory on television at their home in south London -- because she is eight months pregnant and could not risk going to the Olympic...
It Isn't Just Raw Power, Andy Carroll Is Pure Class in the Air
Byline: Barclay's account Patrick Barclay OF ALL the candidates for player of the Premier League weekend -- not least Robin van Persie, whose hat-trick contrived to dilute Arsenal's joy over the brilliant performances of Abou Diaby and Santi Cazorla...
King the Can-Do Man
Byline: James Ashton [bar] T is the question that Justin King keeps getting asked. Why did Sainsbury's, the supermarket he runs, choose to sponsor the Paralympics two years ago when most of the big corporate money was clamouring to be associated...
Levy's Last-Minute Goals Rocked Spurs, So Don't Stick the Boo into AVB
Byline: Steve Cording [bar] PURS fans had every right to boo on Saturday as their team failed to win again for the third time this season. They had every right to vent their frustration after a disjointed performance where they were outplayed...
Liverpool Chief Tries to Calm Fans' Fury over Transfer Policy
Byline: Marco Giacomelli LIVERPOOL'S principal owner John Henry today took the extraordinary step of releasing a letter to fans defending the club's transfer strategy after botched dealings left them short in attack. Last Thursday -- a day before...
Loves Lost and Found in Epic Journeys
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM TO THE WONDER Cert tbc, 112 mins THE MASTER Cert tbc, 137 mins TWO films about how to save the world through personal redemption dominated the weekend at the Venice festival. Each, however, came at us from wildly different...
Mayor's Aide: PM Must Not Try to Delay Airport Decision for Years
Byline: Peter Dominiczak and Joe Murphy DAVID CAMERON and Boris Johnson were at loggerheads again today over aviation after the Mayor attacked Government plans for an independent review into the future of Britain's airports. Downing Street is...
Mayor's Aide: PM Must Not Try to Delay Airport Decision for Years
Byline: Peter Dominiczak and Joe Murphy DAVID CAMERON and Boris Johnson were at loggerheads over aviation again today after the Mayor attacked government plans for an independent review into the future of Britain's airports. Mr Cameron is set...
Met's Gang Crackdown Saves 1,000 Victims
Byline: Simon Freeman SERIOUS violence among young people in the capital has fallen by 34 per cent in six months after police launched a crackdown on gangs. The Met said the drop meant 1,000 fewer victims since the start of Trident Gang Crime...
Mitt Had Clint. Now Barack's Counting on Clinton
Byline: David Usborne LETTER FROM ... CHARLOTTE AN OLD Hollywood geezer was performing in Charlotte this afternoon, where this week Barack Obama and friends are due to take their turn in the spotlight ahead of the November elections. But happily...
No Kitchen, No Experience, No Cash: Just an Obsession with Chocolate; GROWTH CAPITAL HOW LONDON'S ENTREPRENEURS ARE BUCKING THE ECONOMIC GLOOM
Byline: Russell Lynch Chocolatier Amelia Rope is a dream interview subject for a hack whose sweet tooth has left a little extra timber around the midriff. Succulent, aromatic delights are offered at regular intervals as she forces upon me - with...
Online Dating Service Cupid Hits Target with [Pounds Sterling]38m Sales
Byline: Simon English SELLING sex, or the prospect of sex, looks like the ultimate in recessionproof business. That's the obvious conclusion to draw from half-year results by Cupid, the online dating outfit behind websites that span the traditional...
Osborne to Kick-Start Growth with 200,000 Extra Homes
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor UP to 200,000 extra homes could be built over three years under government plans to kick-start the construction industry. The action plan, being unveiled this week, aims to add a percentage point to growth...
Playing Ray Winstone's Lover Was Fun. He's Such a Real Alpha Male
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent ACTRESS Hayley Atwell, who made her name in films such as The Duchess and the Brideshead remake, has joined the Flying Squad. A new movie version of The Sweeney, which premieres tonight in Leicester...
Police Officer 'Shot Suspect Six Times in Less Than a Second'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A POLICE officer fired eight shots at a suspect less than a second after pulling up beside him in a car, an inquiry was told today. Azelle Rodney was hit six times and killed "instantly" when Met officers carried out a...
Raonic: I Know My Serves Can Help Me Win
MILOS RAONIC will try to live up to his own billing as one of the most dangerous players in the world when he faces Andy Murray tonight, writes Chris Jones. Big-serving 15th seed Raonic -- he hits 140mph bombs -- has been battling to find his best...
Reds Chief Tries to Calm Fans' Fury over Transfers
LIVERPOOL'S principal owner John Henry today released an extraordinary letter to fans defending the club's transfer strategy after botched dealings left them short in attack. Last Thursday -- a day before the transfer window closed -- Brendan Rodgers...
Rio Slams Di Canio for Rant at Keeper
Byline: Giuseppe Muro [bar] IO FERDINAND today criticised Paolo Di Canio after the Swindon manager publicly slammed young goalkeeper Wes Foderingham for his performance against Preston. Di Canio has demanded the 21-yearold apologise for his arrogance...
Robson Will Soar after Rocking New York, Says Captain Murray
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent at Flushing Meadows [bar] UDY MURRAY today predicted Laura Robson will build on her amazing US Open campaign which ended in a fourth-round defeat by Sam Stosur. Britain's Fed Cup captain was here in New...
Schmooze and Smooch Apps; TECHNOLOGY
Byline: Susannah Butter GOT an important dinner party or a hot date coming up, but can't tell your pinot grigio from your chardonnay? Stop panicking -- there's an app to make these worries a thing of the past. Just type in what cuisine you'll be...
Signs of Life as Industry Sees Shock Bounce
Byline: Russell Lynch BRITAIN'S manufacturers were on the verge of a return to growth in August after bouncing back from a nightmare July, the latest snapshot of the industry's health showed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing &...
Sin City Turns Japanese; Destination Usa
LAS Vegas is to get a touch of zen with the opening of the world's first Nobu Hotel late this autumn (taking bookings from October 1). The boutique-style hotel, restaurant and lounge will be set at the base of the existing Centurion Tower of Caesars...
Slouch Appeal
Byline: Karen Dacre MY favourite sweatshirt is slightly-sludgy green. It's printed with the logo of a no longer socially acceptable sportswear brand and is home to the remnants of many an Indian takeaway -- its battle scars from my nights spent...
Super-Rich from Overseas Flock to Buy Homes in London
Byline: Maxine Firth LUXURIOUS residential developments in London are booming, with flats and houses worth a total of [pounds sterling]38 billion planned for the next few years, according to a report published today. The huge increase in residential...
Tears of Pride for Paralympians
WORKING at the Aquatics Centre has been beyond anything I could have imagined. I never previously had a huge passion for sports and aside from watching my dad play cricket, the highlight of which was always the packet of crisps I got in the pub...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
and postcode space then your message, name & address and postcode Enter ES TEXTS followed by a space then your message, name & address and postcode TEXT TO 65400 Texts cost 25p plus your standard network charge. Terms apply, see thisislondon.co.uk...
The Internet Is a Modern-Day Grub Street
Byline: Sam Leith NOT that long ago, some were predicting the extinction of the professional critic. There would be a series of crunching splats as members of the "back-scratching literary establishment" plummeted from their ivory towers and hit...
The Name May Be New but Hibu Still Has Same Old Debts
Byline: Laura Chesters A STRANGE new name for the owner of the Yellow Pages has not allowed it to turn the page on crippling debts and its creditors are hiring advisors to restructure its [pounds sterling]2.2 billion liabilities. Shares in the...
Tourists to North Cyprus Can Visit Greece
Byline: Simon says SIMON CALDER WILL I have any problems visiting Greece with a North Cyprus stamp in my passport? -- Lesley Nicholas, Poole NO. First, the background. Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the island was divided. The...
Why Everyone Wants to Work 48 Hours without Sleep
Byline: Andrew Gimson AS PEOPLE return to work after the summer holidays, we should spare a thought for those who never wanted to go away in the first place. Great tracts of the city, and especially the City, are infected by an obsessive habit of...
Why We've Gone Nuts for a Tropical Taste; FOOD & DRINK from Street Stalls to Health Stores and Top Food Halls, the Capital Has Gone Crazy for Coconuts. Victoria Stewart Reports on How London Fell for the Exotic Fruit
Byline: Victoria Stewart ACCORDING to statisticians, you are more likely to get hit by a falling coconut than by a double-decker bus. Don't be ridiculous, of course you're not. We're in London, not some tropical island, silly. However, you are much...
Without Change We Rob Children of the Chance to Compete
Byline: Michael Gove Education Secretary [bar] S FAMILIES prepare for the start of the school year, the excitement may understandably be tempered by nerves. As a father with two school-age children, I know only too well the shadow that back-to-school...
Would You Pay a Headhunter [Pounds Sterling]15,000 to Find Your Soulmate?
Byline: Rosamund Urwin Despite the recession, dating agencies for the wealthy are booming. Rosamund Urwin on why pursuing love has become as businesslike as finding a new job Any idea why Londoners spend more money on shoes than their country cousins...
Young People Can Take Control of Their Future
Byline: James Caan Dear James I'm 22, I've just graduated from university and I'm struggling to find a job. I've got an idea that I'd like to explore how to turn into a business but I'm not quite sure how to go about this. Where can I go for advice?...
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