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Articles from November 9, 2012

A Leaf out of the Good Book of Mormon
Byline: Nick Curtis EDDIE Izzard once told me that while filming My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma Thurman spent her downtime knitting to stop herself smoking. "Fascinating thing, knitting," he said. "If you pull one thread, the whole thing unravels....
Also Showing
Byline: DEREK MALCOLM HERE COMES THE BOOM Cert 12A, 105 mins PERHAPS it was unwise for Kevin James, a personable actor-comedian, to produce and write as well as star in this film, directed by Frank Coraci. He plays a tired fortysomething teacher...
Archbishop Pledges Not to Exclude Gay People from Church
Byline: Peter Dominiczak Political Correspondent THE new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby offered an olive branch to the gay community today and pledged to "examine" his thinking on homosexuality. In an immediate bid to detoxify the Church...
Assad 'Is Using Cluster Bombs against Rebels'
Byline: Bo Wilson producers or alleged users of cluster bombs, are not party to the pact. Activists say at least 35,000 people have been killed in the conflict since last March's uprising. The UN is warning that the number of people in Syria...
AVB a Pauper When It Comes to Riches in Attack
Byline: Tom Collomosse JERMAIN DEFOE'S return to form will boost Tottenham's confidence as they prepare to take on Manchester City but if Andre Villas-Boas reverts to his policy of playing only one forward, Emmanuel Adebayor would surely be a smarter...
BA's Owner Axes 4500 at Iberia as It Fights for Survival
Byline: Lucy Tobin THE owner of British Airways and Iberia today announced plans to axe 4500 jobs, sell off planes and cut routes at the Spanish airline, admitting its loss-making purchase was in a "fight for survival". International Airlines...
Bowling Remains the Big Issue as Bresnan Strikes
Byline: Stephen Brenkley in Ahmedabad ENGLAND'S batting for the Test series against India appears to be signed and sealed, if it has yet to deliver. The bowling may take a little longer. As runs continued to flow today in their final warm-up...
Bowling Remains the Big Issue as Bresnan Strikes
Byline: Stephen Brenkley in Ahmedabad ENGLAND'S batting for the Test series against India appears to be signed and sealed, if it has yet to deliver. The bowling may take a little longer. As runs continued to flow today in their final warm-up...
Building Up: Property Big-Hitters' Riches Pass the [Pounds Sterling]100 Billion Mark; ON PROPERTY
Byline: Peter Bill RY not to be too jealous. Those rich with (in?) property have got a whole lot richer. The combined worth of the wealthiest 250 has topped [pounds sterling]100 billion for the first time. That's [pounds sterling]13.8 billion...
Chelsea Post First Profits in Roman Era
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent CHELSEA announced today they have made a profit for the first time in the Roman Abramovich era providing a boost in their bid to comply with UEFA's ' A's Financial Fair Play rules. The club confirmed...
City Gets First New Gin Distillery since Hogarthian Era of Excess
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE first new gin distillery since the 18th-century Hogarthian heyday of London's favourite spirit has opened in the City. The owners of the site, just off Fleet Street, hope it will become a tourist...
Classical
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON OAE/COHEN/SARAH CONNOLLY Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 THERE are not many singers who can straddle the stylistic chasm between Purcell and Wagner without coming a cropper. Opera divas who feel obliged to open their recital with...
Fight for Fourth Is Not Just Critical in Football
france COACH Philippe Saint-Andre will start with a new halves pair of scrum-half Maxime Machenaud and fly-half Frederic Michalak in a revamped team to face Australia in Paris. In total, there are 13 changes to the starting XV who lost to the Wallabies...
Four Tests Net RFU [Pounds Sterling]54m Windfall; EXTENSIVE
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent ENGLISH rugby chiefs will bank an incredible [pounds sterling]54million from the four sold-out QBE international matches at Twickenham. The Rugby Football Union's position as the sport's most profitable...
Go Back to St James' Park, Andy and Kevin, and Make Yourselves West Ham Heroes; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Sam Allardyce West Ham manager THE pre-match focus this weekend is all about three of us -- Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll and myself -- going back to Newcastle. I've been back there since my departure as manager -- with Blackburn when we won...
God Girls Who'll Be the First Female Bishop?
Byline: Rosamund Urwin ONE of the first problems facing the new Archbishop of Canterbury is how to end the battle in the Church over women bishops. In the ultimate boys' club, feminists of faith long to see a woman wearing a mitre. Here are four...
Goodbye, Pet. Star Who Played Soap Rogue Jack Duckworth Dies
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent BILL TARMEY, the actor who played Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street for more than 30 years, has died at 71. His death in Tenerife came two years after he bowed out of the ITV soap, in a scene in...
Hardcore Hackney
Byline: Derek Malcolm MY BROTHER THE DEVIL Cert 15, 111 mins ADORNED with awards from Berlin, Sundance and the London Film Festival, Hackney resident Sally El Hosaini's debut feature starts off like a distinctly superior version of gangland thrillers...
Harry Phones Home from the Front
Byline: Robert Jobson Special Royal Correspondent, in Sydney PRINCE CHARLES today revealed he has been chatting by phone to his soldier son Prince Harry on the front line in Afghanistan. Charles, who has spoken to Harry three times since his...
Harry Phones Home from the Front
Byline: Robert Jobson Special Royal Correspondent, in Sydney PRINCE CHARLES today revealed he has been chatting by phone to his soldier son Prince Harry on the front line in Afghanistan. Charles, who has spoken to Harry three times since his...
Have a Nice Day? No Way in LA
Byline: A Londoner's Diary Evgeny Lebedev LOS Angeles is a city of surfaces -- not at all to my taste. I was there recently and found the false smiles and forced conviviality too much to bear pretty much the minute I got off the plane. Everybody...
Honour for Safari Guide Who Died Saving TV Crew from Elephant
Byline: Ross Lydall Royal Correspondent THE father of a BBC safari guide killed defending his party from a rampaging elephant received a bravery award for his son from the Queen today. Anton Turner, a former Army captain, died instantly when...
Ian Can Make Sure Soaring Eagles Reach the Top Flight
BACK in May, I was standing a few yards from Ian Holloway at Wembley as our teams did battle in the play-offs. Now he's a fellow London manager with Crystal Palace and I wish him well. I must say I was a bit surprised when Ian decided to leave Blackpool...
I Did Not Abuse Care Home Children Says Tory Peer McAlpine
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A TORY peer has insisted that allegations linking him to one of Britain's worst child sex scandals are "wholly false and defamatory". Lord McAlpine broke his silence after days of speculation about his alleged role in the...
Jailed: Britain's Biggest Female Fraudster
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent BRITAIN'S biggest female fraudster is facing jail today for a [pounds sterling]13 million mortgage con involving some of London's most expensive properties. Maria Michaela, 33, thought to have more than...
Jol: Arsenal Can't Challenge Clubs like City and Chelsea
Byline: Giuseppe Muro MARTIN JOL has warned Arsenal fans they are likely to be disappointed if they expect their team to be challenging for titles. The Gunners have not won a major trophy since they lifted the FA Cup in 2005 and they are already...
'Joyfully Boring' Banker Steps Up to Become London's Other Mayor
Byline: James Ashton City Editor AS they roll past Mansion House tomorrow, the floats in the Lord Mayor's Show will have a distinctly Nordic feel. Abba lookalikes, Angry Birds characters and a giant chunk of ice from Sweden's frozen north will take...
Kennedy: I'm Glad Obama Won but I Want Hillary to Be Next President
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes and Peter Dominiczak ROBERT F Kennedy Jnr said today he firmly believes that Hillary Clinton will be US President in four years. He hailed this week's re-election of Barack Obama but said his "friend" Mrs Clinton should...
Life for Bar Row Man Who Killed BlackBerry Chief at Jessie J Gig
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent AN art director was jailed for a minimum of 14 years today for murdering a BlackBerry manager with a beer bottle during a row at a Jessie J gig. Ashley Charles, 26, slashed the broken bottle across the...
London House Price Boom 'For Next Five Years' with 25% Rise in Hotspots
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor HOUSE prices in the capital are set to surge by as much as a quarter over the next five years, a leading property forecaster said today. The most expensive central "bullseye" boroughs of Westminster...
London House Price Boom 'For Next Five Years' with 25% Rise in Hotspots
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor HOUSE prices in the capital are set to surge by as much as a quarter over the next five years, a leading property forecaster said today. The most expensive central "bullseye" boroughs of Westminster...
London Will Be Poorer for Selling off Its Public Art
Byline: A.N. Wilson THE decision by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, to sell off Old Flo -- the Henry Moore statue belonging to his borough -- has provoked understandable and justifiable outrage. Naturally, you can see the force of Rahman's...
Lonmin Rejects Xstrata Bid after Strikes Plunge It into [Pounds Sterling]436m Loss
Byline: Tom Bawden BELEAGUERED platinum miner Lonmin became embroiled in a public row over its future with its biggest investor, Xstrata, after revealing it had rejected a takeover approach from the 25% shareholder. Xstrata's approach came to...
Mayor's Fare Rises Insult Londoners
EACH year since 2009, Boris Johnson has decided to increase fares by RPI plus two per cent. Each year we are told the increase is justified by some reason or other when in fact the publicly-available TFL Business Plan sets out these rises are to be...
More Judgement Than Luck as Di Matteo Fights Roman's Cause
Byline: James Lawton Award-winning columnist SOME say that at last Roman Abramovich has his version of Napoleon's lucky general. They can hardly be dismissed for a lack of circumstantial evidence. Indeed, they can even be excused for making a...
Murray's in the Know but Fed Could Pose Problem
Byline: Chris Jones Tennis Correspondent ANDY MURRAY will know exactly what he must do to reach the last four of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals before he takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tonight. Tomas Berdych will have completed his match --...
New Archbishop Tells of 'Tide Turning' at Church
Byline: Peter Dominiczak Political Correspondent THE new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby could oversee the consecration of women bishops as one of his first acts as leader of the Anglican Church. In what would be seen as a bid to detoxify...
New Year Fuel Duty Rise Is Our No 1 Issue, Say Tories in Revolt Threat
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor A TORY rebellion against a planned 3p increase in fuel duty was gathering pace today. Conservative MP Robert Halfon said he will break ranks in the Commons on Monday by voting for a Labour motion for a three-month...
No1 Position Should Be Mine for Keeps, Says Mannone
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent VITO MANNONE insists he deserves to remain Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper despite the imminent return of Wojciech Szczesny. The Italian has benefited from the absence of Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski...
Olympic Dancer Is 12th Cyclist Killed in the Capital This Year
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent AN actor and dancer who performed at the Olympics cultural festival has become the 12th cyclist to be killed in London this year. Sofoklis Kostoulas, 31, from Bow, died in hospital eight days after...
Olympic Dancer Is 12th Cyclist Killed in the Capital This Year
Byline: Ross Lydall Chief News Correspondent AN ACTOR and dancer who performed at the Olympics cultural festival has become the 12th cyclist to be killed in London this year. Victim Sofoklis Kostoulas, 31, of Bow, died in hospital eight days...
Osborne's [Pounds Sterling]35 Billion Bank Raid to Meet His Treasury Debt Rule
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy GEORGE OSBORNE sparked controversy today by shifting [pounds sterling]35 billion from the Bank of England to the Treasury as he battles to meet his key debt rule. The Chancellor announced that he is moving...
Perils of Naming and Shaming
NO paedophile should be shielded from prosecution, no matter how senior in the political hierarchy. Naming and shaming, however, is a different matter. It doesn't help the victims as it might prejudice a fair trial and lead to an unmeritorious acquittal....
Pop
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD BON IVER Wembley Arena, HA9 EVEN Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon wasn't sure how it had come to this. After just two albums, his homespun Wisconsin collective took their unspeakably hip, undeniably beautiful, unassuming music...
POP; CDS OF THE WEEK; ONE DIRECTION Take Me Home (Sony)
Byline: DAVID SMYTH PETE CLARK JOHN AIZLEWOOD RICK PEARSON THEY are already trouncing Justin Bieber in the 2013 calendar sales arena, and now every schoolgirl's favourite fivesome has a date with the number one spot in music too. The second album...
[Pounds Sterling]1m Lifeline for Young Londoners
Byline: David Cohen Campaigns Editor THE Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund today received a [pounds sterling]1 million boost from the Big Lottery Fund in recognition of the paper's "ground-breaking work to help marginalised young Londoners turn...
[Pounds Sterling]1m Lifeline for Young Londoners
Byline: David Cohen Campaigns Editor SECOND GRANT BY BIG LOTTERY FUND WILL PUT JOBLESS ON PATH TO WORK THE Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund today received a [pounds sterling]1 million boost from the Big Lottery Fund in recognition of the paper's...
Revenge of the Chinese Hamlet; THEATRE
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO RSC Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon AHEAD of its opening, there's been controversy about the casting choices made for the RSC's first ever Chinese play. Many have protested that performers of East Asian heritage...
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, So Lay off the Boss
Byline: Anton Ferdinand QPR defender IT HAS been a long, hard year for me but it's nice to be able to focus on what I love doing again, which is playing football. Despite everything that has happened in the last year, I will not change for anybody....
Secrets and Spies
Byline: David Sexton ARGO Cert 15, 120 mins YOU would have thought there wasn't a feelgood movie to be made about the Iranian hostage crisis, in which 52 Americans were imprisoned in their embassy in Tehran for 444 days from 1979 to 1981. You...
Signs That Torres Will Finally Enjoy His Reunion with Reds
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent FERNANDO TORRES says he has never been happier in a Chelsea shirt but the true test of his improved state of mind will come against Liverpool on Sunday. It is an understatement to suggest that previous...
Smartphones, Laptops and MP3 Players Top the Mugger's Wish List
Byline: Justin Davenport and Mike Deri Smith THEFT of iPhones, MP3 players or laptop computers now accounts for one in six of all crimes in London. Police say thieves and burglars increasingly target the latest gadgets, in particular the new...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
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The Evolution of Example; the Rapper and Twitter Maestro Has Ditched the Party-Boy Lifestyle He Charts on His New Album for Quiet Nights in with His Girlfriend, He Tells David Smyth
Byline: David Smyth ONE of the most powerful aspects of Twitter is the way it can change people's stature in your eyes if they're good at it. Example didn't really register on my pop order of preference until I started following him online. Now...
The Ex-Con Who Helps Turn Young Lives Around
Byline: David Cohen JAMAL RAHMAN was a bright 14-year-old living in Tooting when the wheels came off his life. His parents split up, he was expelled from school for fighting, and emerging from a Pupil Referral Unit at 16 with no GCSEs and no father...
There's So Much Junk out There That We Don't Need
Byline: Lucy Tobin IF EVER an industry told us the story of our lives, it's storage. Not just selfstorage -- the perennial creep of corrugated steel roadside rectangles -- but the aisles full of plastic drawers stacked on top of each other at B&Q,...
The Ultimate Alpha Male
Byline: Stephen Robinson LET'S be clear," said Bishop Justin Welby back in July, just as the race to succeed Rowan Williams was hotting up, "I'm one of the thicker bishops in the Church of England". It was an ingenious intervention, all the better...
Toby Talks Up England Now They've Found Their Voice; Fly-Half's Experience Is in Short Supply but He Says Coach's Decision to Ditch Old Guard Has Let Others Be Heard. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones TOBY FLOOD shifts uncomfortably when reminded he is now a 'veteran', the only player in the home dressing room with 50 caps as England prepare to face Fiji tomorrow at the start of a crucial run of fixtures. Having endured...
Torres Plans to End Hoodoo against Reds
Byline: Simon Johnson FERNANDO TORRES says he has never been happier in a Chelsea shirt but the true test of his improved state of mind will come against Liverpool on Sunday, writes Simon Johnson. The Spaniard went from hero to villain at Anfield...
UBS Ray of Hope in Sacking Season Boosts Michael Page
Byline: Laura Chesters CITY sacking season is in full swing. If you are one of the unfortunate many facing the axe, there were signs of hope today from one share tipster. Analysts at UBS think there is still some growth in "professional jobs"....
Union Chapel 'Unplugged' If Homes Are Built Next Door
Byline: Rob Parsons THE future of gigs at a much-loved music venue could be under threat from a proposed housing development on its doorstep, it was claimed today. The Union Chapel in Islington, which has hosted gigs by stars including Elton...
Veloster Turns on the Power
Byline: Mike Stone road test HYUNDAI VELOSTER TURBO SE Top speed: 133mph; Combined fuel consumption: 40.9mpg; Emissions: 157g/km; Price: [pounds sterling]21,995 HYUNDAI'S first Veloster coupe was a halo model, intended to attract buyers who might...
Vertonghen: City Are There for the Taking; TOTTENHAM 3 MARIBOR 1
Byline: Tom Collomosse JAN VERTONGHEN has backed Tottenham to complete a win double in Manchester against a City side he believes are lacking self-belief. Spurs' best result of the season so far was their 3-2 triumph at Manchester United in September,...
Vogue Editor's Grandson Read Huxley Then Hanged Himself
Byline: Emer Martin THE grandson of a former Vogue editor hanged himself after reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Maximillian Bromage, 19, grandson of Clare Rendlesham, was found dead at his grandparents' townhouse in South Kensington on...
We'll Break Even on [Pounds Sterling]2.4bn Olympics Bill, Says Locog
Byline: Matthew Beard Infrastructure Editor LONDON 2012 organisers say they have exceeded their targets for raising private funds and will break even on the [pounds sterling]2.4 billion bill for staging the Games. Locog will next week tell the...
Wild Times in a Winnebago
Byline: David Williams MOTORING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR THE parting words of the nice lady who handed us the keys to our giant Winnebago, as we embarked on our Maritime Canada motoring adventure, were a chilling reminder that this region still has...
Win a 'Girls Day Out' Spa Day for Two at Bannatyne's Health Clubs; Mini Codeword
How to play Mini Codeword: Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. Yesterday's solution: FEUDALISM. THE CLUES 152321...
Women in Search of Themselves; DANCE; VINCENT DANCE THEATRE
Byline: LYNDSEY WINSHIP The Place, WC1 AMERICAN author Hanna Rosin recently published a book called The End of Men, arguing that women were moving towards being the dominant sex, more capable of adapting to our fast-changing world. The patriarchy...
Yard Chief Yates 'Knew News of World Hired Second Private Eye'
Byline: Tom Harper Investigations Reporter FORMER Met chief John Yates was allegedly informed that high-profile figures were targeted by a private detective for News International five months before Scotland Yard finally agreed to re-open investigations...
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