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Articles from July 22, 2013

Abe's 'Shock and Awe' Tactic Gets a Thumbs-Up from Voters
Byline: Russell Lynch JAPANESE prime minister Shinzo Abe today won fresh backing at the ballot box for his "shock and awe" strategy to revive the economy, sending Asian shares higher. Abe's coalition now has control of both houses of the Japanese...
Acosta Weighs into Ballet-Hoo over Polunin
SERGEI Polunin walked out of the Royal Ballet and then quit a production of Midnight Express at the Coliseum just days before the first night. Now Carlos Acosta, principal guest artist at the Royal Ballet , is urging his young Ukrainian rival to leave...
All of Froome's Rivals Have One Weak Point ... He Doesn't, Says Tour Legend Merckx; Britain's Second Successive Winner Is Backed by the Five-Time Champion to Dominate the Prestigious Race. Alasdair Fotheringham Reports from Paris
Byline: Alasdair Fotheringham JUST 12 months after his teammate Sir Bradley Wiggins's breakthrough victory, yesterday the British national anthem rang out for a second straight year on the Champs Elysees as Sky's Chris Froome claimed his maiden...
A Marriage Where Firms Have the Power; City Comment
Byline: Hamish McRae THIS is about power. The power relationship between big business and big government has long been a tense one because both know they need each other -- but rather resent the fact. It is not a love match, but a marriage of convenience...
AT LAST... THE ROYAL BABY'S ON ITS WAY; KATE IS 'DOING WELL' IN HOSPITAL WITH WILLIAM BY HER SIDE; William's First Phonecall Will Be to Tell His Grandmother
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor THE Duchess of Cambridge was in labour today in the delivery suite of a London hospital with Prince William at her side. She was driven by car from Kensington Palace at 6am to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's...
AT LAST... THE ROYAL BABY'S ON ITS WAY; KATE IS 'DOING WELL' IN HOSPITAL WITH WILLIAM BY HER SIDEWilliam's First Phonecall Will Be to Tell His Grandmother
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor THE Duchess of Cambridge was in labour today in the delivery suite of a London hospital with Prince William at her side. She was driven by car from Kensington Palace at 6am to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's...
A Truly Rural Retreat
DESTINATION INDIA THE hill ranges of the Western Ghats are a biogeographically unique hotspot of flora and fauna. Now they include the new Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa, near Pune in Maharashtra, opening in time for the cooler monsoon season,...
Aussies Won't Recall Veterans; Lehmann's 'No' to SOS Calls
DARREN LEHMANN insists Australia will resist the temptation to bring back Mike Hussey or Simon Katich despite their disastrous batting performances in the first two Ashes Tests. There have been calls for Australia to recall the veteran pair after...
Bookshop Boss Refuses to Cash in on JK's Secret
Byline: David Churchill A LONDON bookshop owner has turned down the chance to make more than [pounds sterling]100,000 from personally signed first edition copies of JK Rowling's debut detective novel. David Headley, owner of first edition specialists...
Bumi Dips as Trading Ban Ends and Punters Scramble for the Exit
Byline: Laura Chesters MARKET ROUND-UP INVESTORS in Nat Rothschild's mining group Bumi have had to wait three months for today when the trading suspension was lifted from shares, enabling punters to run for the exit. The Indonesian coal producer...
China Quakes Destroy Thousands of Homes
Byline: Bo Wilson AT LEAST 56 people were killed and 412 injured when two strong earthquakes struck in an hour near the city of Dingxi in western China. The first had a magnitude of 6.6 and the second 5.9. At least 5,600 houses were flattened...
Dubai 'Torture Victim Still in Shock'
Byline: Conor Sheils THE SISTER of one of three friends allegedly tortured in a Dubai jail today said he had arrived home traumatised by his ordeal. Suneet Jeerh, 25, Grant Cameron, 25, and Karl Williams, 26, claim they were repeatedly beaten...
EU Declares Hezbollah Fighters a Terror Group
Byline: Raf Casert THE European Union placed the military wing of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on its terror list today. In a major change of policy, the EU's 28 foreign ministers made the unanimous decision at their monthly meeting after...
FASHION Forecast There's No Such Thing as a Quiet Week K In
Byline: Emma McCarthy MONDAY HOT FOOT IT Nothing says summer more than plimsolls. So when they come covered in flowers it's no surprise we're on board. This season, Vans has handed over two iconic styles -- the Era and the Authentic (pictured)...
FGM Charges against Sheikh Point Way for Trials in Britain
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor PROSECUTORS in London are studying a landmark case in Australia in a new bid to bring the first British charge for female genital mutilation. The Crown Prosecution Service says it is following the progress...
Foolproof Ways to Carry Cash Abroad
Byline: Simon says SIMON CALDER WE are going to Cyprus. Which is the best to take: cash, travellers' cheques or the Thomas Cook cash card? I always take my credit card for emergencies too, because you just never know what might happen. -- Susan...
Forget about Signing Ronaldo for Now, Mourinho Tells United
Byline: Sam Wallace in Kuala Lumpur JOSE MOURINHO believes Real Madrid will block any attempt by Manchester United to take Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. Mourinho, who managed Ronaldo for three years at Madrid, said he believed the Spanish...
Froome: I Can't Believe I've Won; but Boss Tips Briton to Claim More Tour Titles
Byline: Marco Giacomelli CHRIS FROOME was today still trying to comprehend the scale of his achievement after becoming only the second Briton to win the Tour de France. Froome sealed victory along the Champs Elysees in Paris yesterday, 12 months...
Got It Nailed: Margaret Buffs Feet of the Rich and Famous; GROWTH CAPITAL
Byline: Lucy Tobin GROWTH CAPITAL MARGARET DABBS Founded: 1998 Staff: 20 Turnover: [pounds sterling]1.8 million Business idol: "Linda Bennett of LK Bennett for her business development, and John Freida as a business model are the ones my company...
HOW TO... LEARN FAST; TRENDS; from Bike-Building to Ukulele-Playing, Katie Law Explores the Cult of Learning Skills the Pop-Up Way
Byline: Katie Law LONDON is in the throes of a love affair with learning. As a new trend for pop-up style teaching emerges, growing numbers of people are keen to trade large amounts of information in bite-sized chunks after work and at weekends...
In This 'World City', Migration and the EU Are Big Issues; Londoners Are More Likely to Back the EU Than Other Parts of the Country but It's Part of a Greater Debate
Byline: Ben Rogers OVER the next few years, you'll hear a great deal of discussion about the UK's place in Europe and, by implication, the world. David Cameron gave the beehive a kick earlier this year when he committed his party to holding an in-out...
Kate's Mate; When BF Kate Moss Married, Rosemary Ferguson's Daughters Were Bridesmaids. the Modeland Nutritionist Tells Charlotte Edwardes about Making Juices for Mossy
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes ROSEMARY FERGUSON slinks into the showroom in a short black pantsuit with that modelly nonchalance that makes everyone else instantly feel they have frizzed hair and sweat patches. She is tall and brunette. Were it...
Labour's Johnson Rules Himself out of Race to Be London Mayor
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent LABOUR big-hitter Alan Johnson has ruled himself out of the contest to be London's next Mayor. Instead the former Home Secretary said he would like to return to Labour's frontbench after the 2015 General...
Labour's Johnson Rules Himself out of Race to Be London Mayor
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent LABOUR big-hitter Alan Johnson has ruled himself out of the contest to be London's next Mayor. Instead the former Home Secretary said he would like to return to Labour's frontbench after the 2015 General...
Leaving Europe 'Would Wipe out Thousands of Jobs in the City'
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE City of London's cherished status as a world financial centre would be placed in jeopardy at a cost of thousands of jobs if Britain quit the European Union, one of its most senior figures warned...
Lee Won't Lose Sleep over Dream Fading Away Again
Byline: Kevin Garside at Muirfield ADAY that began practising signatures with son, Sam, on the kitchen table of their temporary home, ended with Lee Westwood walking away from here with a consoling arm around his boy. Don't worry, son, we'll win...
Let's Not Have a Heated Debate on Europe
THE chairman of Standard Life, Gerry Grimstone, is the latest businessman to weigh into the debate about Britain's EU membership. His view is wholly pragmatic; he thinks it would not be in the interests of the City for Britain to leave the single market...
Little Progress by Met on Racism
LAST week's IPCC report into the Met police's handling of complaints alleging race discrimination highlights concerns with which lawyers specialising in police law are all too familiar. The absence of communication, reluctance to engage in a meaningful...
Lovebox Closes with Glittering Goldfrapp
Byline: RICK PEARSON LOVEBOX Victoria Park GOLDFRAPP brought the 10th year of Lovebox to a thrilling close last night. The band, who headlined the festival back in 2008, played a set that took in everything from glam-rock to pastoral folk, with...
Met Inspector Tells Complainant: I Don't Sit in Nice Office Drinking Tea
Byline: Martin Bentham A MET inspector told a man who protested about his treatment by police that he could not investigate properly because he did not sit "in a nice office drinking tea" working "leisurely office hours". In a letter, the officer...
'More Bodies' Fear as Women Are Found Dead
Byline: Bo Wilson POLICE in Ohio warned today that more bodies may be found after a man was arrested over the deaths of three women in the Cleveland area. Michael Madison, 35, was detained in Cleveland after officers discovered the body of a...
On Internet Porn the PM Is Playing to the Gallery
Byline: Sam Leith DAVID Cameron told Andrew Marr yesterday that big search engines have a "moral duty" to prevent UK citizens accessing child pornography. As well as an opt-in system, Cameron wants to draw up a blacklist of banned search terms and...
Paedophiles 'Will Laugh at PM's Pop-Up Warnings on Child Abuse'
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CHILD abusers will "laugh at" some of David Cameron's new measures to counter extreme pornography, one of Britain's top anti-paedophile investigators said today. Former police chief Jim Gamble predicted that...
Paedophiles 'Will Laugh at PM's Pop-Up Warnings on Web about Child Porn'
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CHILD abusers will "laugh at" some of David Cameron's new measures to counter extreme pornography, one of Britain's top anti-paedophile investigators said today. Former police chief Jim Gamble predicted that...
[Pounds Sterling]1,000 to Do Google Course. in Marketing
Byline: Miranda Bryant NEVER mind the Google Glass -- how about the Google class? The internet giant is to launch an online course to help people get into the marketing and advertising industries. Squared, which is designed to fill the digital skills...
Prada, Apps, Grammar and Meeting the Lovely Ms Moss
AT THE age of 30, I'm contemplating retirement. My career, you see, has reached its peak. It all began with a lunch invitation. The venue was The Ivy. The host was Kate Moss. You might think, given my line of work (I get paid a wage for looking...
Rattigan's Lost Tale Brought to Life Years after Gielgud Blow
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A PLAY by Terence Rattigan and the late Sir John Gielgud is to receive its professional world premiere in London -- nearly 80 years after it was written. The TheatreUpClose company will present the...
Ring Cycle at Proms Will Make the Legs Ache, Says Barenboim
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent DANIEL BARENBOIM today embarks on one of the epic works in classical music -- and the celebrated conductor said he is thrilled to be doing it at the BBC Proms. He is taking the baton for the four operas...
Save Smithfield or All Our Listed Buildings Are at Risk
Byline: Mira Bar-Hillel "DON'T it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?" sang Joni Mitchell. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, who also created Tower Bridge and Leadenhall Market, Smithfield may be best known for...
Scott Takes Plus Points from Another Collapse
FOR the second year running, Adam Scott blew a great chance to win The Open but now that he has one Major title under his belt, this collapse was a little easier to take. When the Australian birdied the 11th on a fluctuating final day at Muirfield...
Sharp-Eyed Photographer Who Broke the News and Started a Twitter Storm
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Lindsay Watling A LITTLE-KNOWN London photographer was the first to report the news of the Duchess of Cambridge going into labour. Jesal Parshotam was among a crowd of paparazzi outside St Mary's Hospital when he noticed...
Sharp-Eyed Photographer Who Broke the News and Started a Twitter Storm
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Lindsay Watling A LITTLE-KNOWN London photographer was the first to report the news of the Duchess of Cambridge going into labour. Jesal Parshotam was among a crowd of paparazzi outside St Mary's Hospital when he noticed...
Small Businesses 'Refuse to Throw Caution to the Wind' despite Signs of Economic Recovery; Evening Standard Business MONITOR in Association With
Byline: Russell Lynch LONDON'S small businesses are still reluctant to hire or invest despite signs of improvement in the UK economy, an exclusive survey reveals today. The findings come in the latest London Business Monitor -- the quarterly...
Soldado Too Much for Tottenham at [Pounds Sterling]25m
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent TOTTENHAM are in danger of missing out on a striker for the second time in less than a week with Liverpool closing in on Roberto Soldado. Spurs switched their attention to the Valencia forward following...
Split Loyalties as My Former Clubs Do Battle
Byline: Martin Offiah Rugby league legend WIGAN take on St Helens tonight in the Super League and -- for the London Broncos -- that's ideal. The Broncos will watch the match with interest as they seek to gain any advantage in the build-up to their...
Split Loyalties as My Former Clubs Do Battle
Byline: Martin Offiah Rugby league legend WIGAN take on St Helens tonight in the Super League and -- for the London Broncos -- that's ideal. The Broncos will watch the match with interest as they seek to gain any advantage in the build-up to their...
Stars Shelley
Byline: VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Exciting as recent ideas or offers may have been, they've brought with them a few complications. Those that are of the greatest concern involve the need to make substantial changes in your way of living...
Taylor in Frame for Third Test If Injured Pietersen Fails to Recover
Byline: writes Tom Collomosse KEVIN PIETERSEN will undergo intensive treatment this week in an attempt to ensure he is fit for the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, writes Tom Collomosse. The batsman has strained a calf muscle and did not take...
Terry Convinced He's Fighting Fit as Battle to Start Hots Up
Byline: Sam Wallace and Simon Johnson JOHN TERRY today insisted he is back in peak condition and is ready to fight for his place at Chelsea. The 32-year-old defender is in the last year of his contract and new manager Jose Mourinho has warned the...
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Things Are Going to Get Messy at Sky for 'Mr Clean'
Byline: Dan Jones "THIS is one yellow jersey that will stand the test of time." They were neatly chosen words from Chris Froome as he stood on the podium on a dusky Champs Elysees last night, celebrating his first win in Tour de France -- an impressive...
Time to Celebrate Rather Than Criticise; ENGLAND MAY LACK STYLE AND FLAIR BUT THIS TEAM KNOW HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE AS THEY TARGET SERIES WIN AT OLD TRAFFORD
Byline: Tom Collomosse Cricket Correspondent SUCCESSFUL sports teams always strive to reach the standard of the best in their field but in making frequent comparisons with the greats of past, we can be guilty of taking for granted the talent of...
Tribute to Former City Lawyer Hit by Blades of Helicopter
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Will Stewart in Moscow FRIENDS today paid tribute to a former City lawyer killed in a helicopter accident on a fishing trip in Siberia. Retired solicitor Rupert Beaumont, 69, and a friend were killed instantly...
Tribute to Former City Lawyer Killed by Blades of Helicopter
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Will Stewart in Moscow FRIENDS today paid tribute to a former City lawyer killed in a helicopter accident on a fishing trip in Siberia. Retired solicitor Rupert Beaumont, 69, and his friend Mark Robertson, also...
UBS Agrees to Pay Millions to Settle US Mis-Selling Case
Byline: Nick Goodway UBS, the Swiss bank that employs thousands of people in the City, today said it had agreed to settle a multi-milliondollar legal case brought against it for selling mortgage-based investments which went bad in the financial...
Watchdog Cracks Down on Big Four's Audit Dominance
Byline: Mark Leftly THE BIGGEST companies listed in London will have to look at changing auditor every five years, in a Competition Commission ruling set to smash the dominance of just four firms. However, the watchdog today dropped an even tougher...
We Need a Miracle Now, Admits Downcast Warne
Byline: series, writes Tom Collomosse. SHANE WARNE has virtually written off Australia's chances of regaining the Ashes this summer after they fell 2-0 behind in the series, writes Tom Collomosse. England's 347-run win at Lord's, completed with...
With a Bit of Help from Their Friends Basement Jaxx Go Bonkers; POP
Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD BASEMENT JAXX Somerset House, WC2 HAVING ridden in on the turn-of-thecentury dance boom, perhaps the most unlikely aspect of Brixton's Basement Jaxx is that they still thrive. Last night they concluded the 2013 Somerset House...
Woman's Body Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase
Byline: Justin Davenport and John Dunne A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a young woman was found stuffed in a suitcase in a London park. The grim discovery was made at about 5pm yesterday near Thornfield Road in Mill...
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