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Articles from October 2, 2013

A Creative Village Just a Short Trip from the Bright Lights; Spotlight on Crouch EndCrouch End Is Easily Accessible from Central London but Maintains a Secluded Feel That the Locals Love, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey CROUCH END in north London is not the easiest place to reach. Hidden away between Finsbury Park and Muswell Hill, its charm lies in its relative isolation. Maybe this accounts for its self-sufficiency; with everything from butchers,...
Albemarle on Borrowed Time as Cash Call Fails
Byline: Russell Lynch PAWNBROKER Albemarle & Bond has a month to save itself from collapse after emergency efforts to raise [pounds sterling]35 million from investors failed today. The firm, which has 230 High Street shops, saw its shares...
ALL GOOD IN THE 'HOOD; New York's Changing Neighbourhoods Are Home to New Hotels Reflecting Their Distinct Origins, Says Jo Fernandez
Byline: Jo Fernandez FAMOUSLY, New York is the city that never sleeps -- and neither does its hotel scene, with a heady 2,000 new hotel rooms since last year. Hotels reflect the changing nature of New York's neighbourhoods, something the heavily...
A Mediocre Education Is Worse Than a Pressured One
Byline: Anne McElvoy WHO wouldn't want their children to be happy at school? It's the first question anxious parents ask each other as the new shoes of September acquire October scuffs. Two separate anguished groups have entered the fray this week,...
Arsenal Fan Hit with Iron Stool in Rampage by 100 Napoli Fans
Byline: Simon Freeman, Justin Davenport and Pavan Amara AN Arsenal fan told today how he was hit on the head with an iron stool when 100 Italian football hooligans stormed a pie shop near the Emirates stadium. Tim Garwood, 48, was standing outside...
Arsenal Fan Hit with Iron Stool in Rampage by 100 Napoli Fans
Byline: Simon Freeman, Justin Davenport and Pavan Amara AN Arsenal fan told today how he was hit on the head with an iron stool when 100 Italian football hooligans stormed a pie shop near the Emirates stadium. Tim Garwood, 48, was standing outside...
Arsenal Find Their Spark after Tweaks in Engine Room; Wenger Can Afford to Leave out Wilshere as Ozil, Ramsey and Rosicky Destroy Italians but an Abundance of Midfield Riches Leaves Him with Major Selection Dilemma, Reports James Olley
Byline: James Olley arsenal 2 napoli 0 AS dilemmas go, the one now facing Arsene Wenger is not a bad one to have. Arsenal continued their fine start to the season against Napoli with probably their most scintillating display yet, fusing flair, confidence...
Art Licks Feeds a Taste for Talent; New Festival Moves into Homes and Businesses on the Fringes of London to Highlight Creativity. by Liz Hoggard
Byline: Liz Hoggard ARTISTS often colonise an area long before the estate agents move in. This weekend spot the rising talent in east and south-east London at the Art Licks Festival at more than 70 venues including galleries, private homes, on canal...
Bags of Wit in Look at Queen's Relationship with Mrs Thatcher; REVIEW
Byline: henry hitchings HANDBAGGED Tricycle, NW6 THE relationship between the Queen and her prime ministers has gone under the microscope several times recently. The success of Peter Morgan's play The Audience suggests it is an alluring subject...
Barclays in Demand as Investors Scent a Bumper Dividend
Byline: Laura Chesters AS traders' screens flickered red today, Barclays was on the buy list, with the promise of a bumper dividend payout tempting investors. Barclays' [pounds sterling]5.8 billion rights issue -- required by regulators for it...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork Bespoke sofas to fit your space HOWEVER awkward your space or unique your taste, bespoke manufacturer Loungin' creates made-tomeasure sofas to match your exact requirements. Homes&Property readers receive a 30 per cent...
Be a Step Ahead in the Rental Game; When the Boutiques and Brasseries Move in, It's Time to Move out to the Next Area Set to Become Cool. by Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield RENTS in the capital have risen strongly in recent years and now stand at an average [pounds sterling]1,118 a month, up six per cent in a year, according to LSL Property Services. James Wright, 25, lives in Clapton, east...
Beethoven and Haitink Take on the World; CLASSICAL
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON ORCHESTRA MOZART/ HAITINK Festival Hall, SE1 THE Orchestra Mozart is an elite ensemble of players handpicked by Claudio Abbado from some of Europe's leading orchestras. Abbado should have been conducting last night's concert...
Blues Are Going to Get Even Better, Claims Mata; Mata Warns Chelsea's Title Rivals: The Best Is Yet to Come
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent in Bucharest JUAN MATA has warned Chelsea's rivals that the best is still to come from Jose Mourinho's team. Chelsea secured their biggest win of the season with a 4-0 victory at Steaua Bucharest to...
Breaking Up South London NHS Trust Costs Extra [Pounds Sterling]200m
Byline: Ross Lydall and Rod Kitson HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt's decision to dismantle a failing London hospital trust will cost the NHS [pounds sterling]200 million more than planned, it can be revealed today. The dissolution of South London...
BRITAIN ON THE UP, SAYS BULLISH CAMERON; PM OUTLINES VISION AND ASKS VOTERS: LET ME FINISH THE JOBDon't Trust Red Ed and His BluePeter Economy, Says CameronPM Insists Putting Labour in Power Would Be a Risk to the Recovery
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON declared that Britain is on the up today as he appealed for another five-year term to "build something better". The Prime Minister said he needed to "finish the job" of mending the public finances...
Cameron's Economic Pitch to the Nation
THE Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference today set out both to rally his own troops and to reach out to the electorate. To address both audiences, Mr Cameron's task was made simpler by Labour leader Ed Miliband's forthright...
Child's Play for Dom as Old 'Uns Get on Our Bikes for Tom
Byline: Gareth Batty Surrey off-spinner AT the end of our final county championship game against Yorkshire, I'm sure quite a few supporters would have left with a bit of a smile on their face, having watched 18-year-old Dom Sibley spend the best...
Driver Dies as Car Towed by AA Van Breaks Free and Flips over in Crash
Byline: Robert Fisk and Mark Blunden A DRIVER has died after his car crashed while being towed by an AA recovery van. Witnesses said the motorist, a man in his forties, was at the wheel of his car as it was being towed to a garage. The car...
El Dorado Is a State of Mind; Ahead of the British Museum's Blockbuster Show, Louise Jury Goes in Search of the Mythical Lost City of Gold and Finds That the Real Stuff of Legend Is Colombian Artistic Achievement
Byline: Louise Jury THE mountain-top lake of Guatavita in Colombia is not the obvious starting point for one of the world's most enduring legends the myth of El Dorado and its promise of kingdoms of glittering gold. It lies 35 miles from Bogota...
Fairway to Travel for Some of the World's Best Golf
Byline: Cathy Hawker HOW far would you go for a game of golf? How about a 12-hour flight to the Indian Ocean where the French and English-speaking island of Mauritius is becoming the golf destination du jour. Homes cost from [pounds sterling]220,000...
Five Things to See in October
Byline: Barbara Chandler 1 RIBA FORGOTTEN SPACES From Friday to 10 November at Somerset House, WC2 -- enter from the southern side at Victoria Embankment (somersethouse.org.uk) COULD Londoners have a new zoo in the empty gas holders of Bromley-by-Bow?...
Getting Basics Right Is Key as Charlton Bid to Turn the Corner
Byline: Alex Shaw CHARLTON 1 NOTT'M FOREST 1 CHARLTON midfielder Jordan Cousins says last night's draw with Nottingham Forest can act as a springboard for the rest of their season. The club ended a run of three successive defeats by coming from...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish U2's Adam moves base to join his wife ? U2 BASSIST Adam Clayton is leaving his home in Ireland to join his new wife Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho in her Westminster house. The Brazilian model, 35, is an associate director...
Housing Should Be a Top Priority
OVER this party conference season, politicians across the spectrum have shown they understand housing is now a top political priority. Boris Johnson is right: the way to win the next election is with a bold, postwar style housing vision uniting...
If He Wants to Win Again the PM Must Give Us Some Hope
Byline: John Kampfner FORGET for a moment the speech the Prime Minister gave today and cast your mind back seven years ago to a very different kind of address. The year 2006 was the last full year before the bankers sent the global financial system...
I Had to Defend My Dad - They Crossed a Line by Publishing a Picture of His Gravestone
Byline: Sarah Sands Evening Standard Editor ED MILIBAND looks thin and tense, his pristine white shirt emphasising very dark and wounded-looking eyes. "This is very hard," he says haltingly. "My dad died 19 years ago, he meant so much to me....
I'm Haunted by Being Told to Diet, Says Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence
Byline: Lindsay Watling HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence says she is still haunted by being called fat and pressured to lose weight as a teenage actress. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine, the American said she would never forget...
Is Farrow's Boy Secret Son of Sinatra?
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger, David Gardner and Daniel Bates MIA Farrow has admitted Frank Sinatra could be the father of her son, rather than Woody Allen. There has previously been speculation about the parentage of the actress's 25-year-old...
Jol Has the Raw Talent, So Why Is He Getting It Wrong?
Byline: JamesOlley THE reasons for Fulham to retain Martin Jol as manager are running out. It remains possible the Dutchman could perform the emergency alchemy his fragmented squad require to reverse their present run of form but it requires a greater...
'LAND OF HOPE IS TORY!'; CAMERON VOWS TO 'BUILD SOMETHING BETTER' AS HE SETS OUT ELECTION PITCH; TAX CUTS PLEDGE AND BENEFITS BAN ON UNDER-25s WHO WON'T EARN OR LEARN; Don't Trust Red Ed and His BluePeter Economy, Says Cameron; Premier Asks for Time to Finish Job and Says Labour Would Endanger Recovery
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON vowed to "build something better" today as he set out plans for tax cuts and axing benefits for under-25s who reject work or training. Pointing skywards in his party conference speech, he laid...
Let's Uproot the Lot and Start Afresh
Byline: Pattie Barron YOU know what? Those window boxes have had it and the pots have popped it. There are no prizes for dragging pelargoniums through winter or coaxing past-it petunias back into bloom again. These plants are strictly summer stock,...
Like Cantona, Ozil Can Be the Catalyst for Success
Byline: Barclay's account Patrick Barclay THE key to Arsenal's escape from decline was always going to be found in the market and, in this respect, Arsene Wenger appears lucky. He tried and failed for Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema when what...
Lloyd's Has Losing Hand If Brokers Hold Aces
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment IT TAKES a certain amount of courage to criticise your biggest customers. John Nelson, the chairman of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, must have thought long and hard last week before saying what he did...
Londoners Priced out of the Centre Are Discovering Good Design across the River; Refusing to Buy Off-Plan or Compete with Rich Overseas Buyers, Families Are Heading for the 'Super-Suburbs', Says David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles HOMEBUYERS are turning their backs on overpriced central London and heading across the river and out to the suburbs for space, value and good design. Europe is full of well-designed, ingeniously financed and properly managed...
Making Light of Family Life; Faced with Narrow, Dark Victorian Rooms, Architect and Mum Cordula Weisser Used Glass, Timber and Dramatic Black and White to Add Space and Create a Modern Family Home, Says Philippa Stockley
Byline: Philippa Stockley HACKNEY once had lots of pilastered Victorian villas set in streets with grand names to match such as Carlton and Leopold. The area was steeped in Pooterish respectability, until Hitler's bombs obliterated east London in...
Marc Jacobs Paints It Black with Final 'Greatest Hits' Show for Louis Vuitton
Byline: Karen Dacre Fashion Editor, in Paris AFTER 16 years at the helm of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs presented his final spring/summer collection for the powerhouse in Paris today. It follows months of speculation that Jacobs had declined to...
McQueen Checks out Mondrian to Craft Weird and Wonderful Couture for Paris
Byline: Karen Dacre Fashion Editor, in Paris IF you don't know your Mondrian from your Monet you may have trouble knowing what to wear next summer. Ahead of her show in Paris, Sarah Burton revealed that the work of Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso...
Miliband: Don't Drag Election into the Gutter
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Sarah Sands THE next general election must not be fought "in the gutter", Ed Miliband said today as his row escalated with the Daily Mail over its depiction of his father. The Labour leader issued the warning as he...
Moyes Hopes Big Two Can Help United Regain Belief
Byline: Ian Herbert in Donetsk IT NEVER rains but it pours in football. As if a dismal wet morning in the eastern Ukraine was not bleak enough for David Moyes, whose side face an unenviable test against Shakhtar Donetsk tonight, the Manchester United...
Murdoch Might Not like It, but Times Times Two Will Be Better; MEDIA ANALYSIS
Byline: Roy Greenslade FIRST and foremost, I am delighted that John Witherow and Martin Ivens have been confirmed as editors, respectively, of The Times and the Sunday Times. I worked alongside Witherow for three years in the Eighties and, although...
My Design London; Furniture Designer Matthew Hilton Tells Katie Law His Tate Modern Secret, How He Covets a [Pounds Sterling]15,000 Bicycle, and Reveals That Location Is All When It Comes to His Home
Byline: Katie Law WHERE I LIVE I live in East Dulwich in a first-floor two-bedroom flat in an old Victorian house. It's a typical London space, you know: stripped wood and white walls, light and large and airy, and I've got lots of my own-designed...
Mysteries of the Service Charge
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS These answers can only be a very brief commentary on the issues raised and should not be relied on as legal advice. No liability is accepted for such reliance. If you have similar issues, you...
Only the Best Landlords Get a Boris Badge; Victoria Whitlock Finds out More Details of the Mayor's Initiative to Improve Rental Accommodation over a Cuppa at City HallThe Accidental Landlord
Byline: Victoria Whitlock HOW many landlords are breaking the law, I wonder? I don't mean deliberately I'm not talking about those dodgy geezers who cram illegal immigrants into sheds but how many of us accidentally fall foul of the rules and regulations?...
Pace of Housebuilding Is Fastest for Almost 10 Years
Byline: Russell Lynch BRITAIN's builders are putting up homes at the fastest pace for nearly a decade as the industry struggles to keep up with revived demand, the latest evidence from the sector showed today. Residential construction activity...
Pace of Housebuilding Is Fastest for Almost 10 Years
Byline: Russell Lynch BRITAIN's builders are putting up homes at the fastest pace for nearly a decade as the industry struggles to keep up with revived demand, the latest evidence from the sector showed today. Residential construction activity...
Phew- What a Scorcher!
Byline: Fay Maschler restaurant of the week GYMKHANA 42 Albemarle Street, W1 (020 3011 5900, gymkhanlondon.com). Open Mon-Sat noon-2.45pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm. Lunch menu two/three courses for [pounds sterling]20/[pounds sterling]25. Tasting menu...
Private Schools Must Do More to Help State Sector, Says Ofsted Chief
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent The Future of London Schools Evening Standard debate The Future of London Schools PRIVATE schools are not doing enough to help state schools and are merely giving "crumbs" off their tables, the head...
Private Schools Must Give More Help to State, Says Ofsted Chief
Byline: Anna Davis Education Correspondent The Future of London Schools Evening Standard debate PRIVATE schools are not doing enough to help state schools and are merely giving "crumbs" off their tables, the head of Ofsted said today. Sir Michael...
Property and Half Marathons Are Good Bets for the Long Haul; Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY I'm doing a half marathon in three weeks that means no alcohol and long, early morning runs in Regent's Park and Hyde Park. My son was born with pyloric stenosis, a muscular disorder affecting digestion, and at six weeks old was successfully...
Race Pundit McCririck Had Become a Comic Actor, Says C4 Executive
Byline: John Dunne A CHANNEL 4 head of sport told a tribunal today that John McCririck was dropped by the broadcaster because he had become a "comic actor" rather than a serious racing pundit. McCririck, 73, is suing Channel 4 and production...
Race Pundit McCririck Had Become a Comic Actor, Says C4 Executive
Byline: John Dunne A CHANNEL 4 head of sport told a tribunal today that John McCririck was dropped by the broadcaster because he had become a "comic actor" rather than a serious racing pundit. McCririck, 73, is suing Channel 4 and production...
Ready, Steady, Snow!
Byline: Felice Hardy SKI AS the recession fades from skiers' minds, sumptuous chalets and hotels are popping up all over the Alps. Big ski areas attract the most skiers and individual resorts are creating potentially lucrative alliances. Last...
Schurrle Gets Seal of Approval from Jose after Inspiring Blues
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent in Bucharest STEAUA 0 CHELSEA 4 WITH one long embrace from his manager, Andre Schurrle knew his Chelsea career was properly under way. Jose Mourinho is not one to provide too many public displays...
Sir Alex: I Refused Roman's Offer to Be Boss; No Chance I Could Have Left United for Chelsea
Byline: Marco Giacomelli SIR ALEX FERGUSON revealed today he rejected an approach from Roman Abramovich to manage Chelsea when the billionaire bought the club. A couple of months before his 2003 takeover, Abramovich was at Old Trafford to see...
SIR ALEX: I REFUSED ROMAN'S OFFER TO BE BOSS; NO CHANCE I COULD HAVE LEFT UNITED FOR CHELSEA; Fergie: Why I Had to Reject Roman's Offer
Byline: Marco Giacomelli SIR ALEX FERGUSON revealed today he rejected an approach from Roman Abramovich to manage Chelsea when the billionaire bought the club. A couple of months before his 2003 takeover, Abramovich was at Old Trafford to see...
Smart Moves Chill out in This Charmer; the Word from the Street David SpittlesSmart Mo M
Byline: David Spittles MOMENTS from Clapham Common, on the western edge of Clapham Old Town, the Macauley Walk development, right, has been created from a former Victorian factory in a much-admired conservation area. And, in a perfect touch for...
Smartphones Put Syria's 'Hidden' War Children on the Map for Aid
Byline: Martin Bentham THOUSANDS of "hidden" refugees who arrived in Lebanon unnoticed are being registered by smartphone. The British taxpayer-supported initiative aims to ensure that vulnerable victims of the Syrian conflict are not left without...
So Was Breaking Bad the Best TV Series Ever?
IF YOU write about television these days you have to preface your ramblings with "SPOILER ALERT!!!" in big capitals and triple exclamation points because we've largely lost the habit of all watching the same TV programmes simultaneously. There are...
'Stupid' Iain Is Preferable to 'Nasty' George
Byline: Richard Godwin IS IAIN Duncan Smith stupid? ISerious question. According to In It Together, Matthew D'Ancona's new book on the Coalition, George Osborne reckons the Work and Pensions Secretary is a bit, you know. Thick. "You see Iain...
Stylish Homes Bring Young London to the Waterside
Byline: David Spittles CANALSIDE regeneration is keeping alive the homebuying dreams of young Londoners, with developers unlocking derelict sites in cheaper, up-andcoming areas. Many of the locations are still raw, keeping new homes affordable --...
Teenager 'Plotted New Columbine Massacre with Guns and Explosives'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A TEENAGER assembled an arsenal of guns, bombs and homemade explosives alongside a plan to stage a "new Columbine", the Old Bailey heard today. Police found a notebook containing plans and tactics to...
Tesco Hit by Woes Abroad as Sainsbury's Powers On
Byline: Simon Neville TESCO'S juggernaut continues to suffer as its bosses added [pounds sterling]345 million to the huge costs of its international adventures by confirming a joint venture in China. The supermarket also struggled in the UK,...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
Re David Cameron not knowing the price of a loaf of bread it infuriates me when these trivial questions are put to politicians for no other reason than to catch them out. Boris Johnson thought that the price of a pint of milk was 80p (not 49p). Perhaps...
The Perils of a Rebrand
Byline: Gideon Spanier THE middle of the night is not the usual time to try some painting but travel group Thomas Cook was secretly adorning its aeroplane tailfins with a new "sunny heart" logo in the early hours of yesterday. It was part of a major...
This Week: Homesandproperty.Co.UK
NEWS: new homes scoop the top prizes at architecture Oscars BRITAIN'S latest housing projects showcase some of the country's best new architecture, according to judges of the prestigious Stirling Prize. Now in their 18th year, the architecture Oscars...
TOP GUN ARTETA HAILS OZIL IMPACT; Match-Winner Mesut Has Raised Standards at the Club, Insists Arteta
Byline: Tom Collomosse MIKEL ARTETA believes Mesut Ozil's arrival has raised standards at Arsenal and is convinced they are better placed to challenge for trophies than in previous seasons, writes Tom Collomosse. The German, who joined the club...
Top Writer Takes Reading to New Heights; Horrid Henry Author Shares New Book at the Shard's Summit
Byline: Miranda Bryants GET LONDON READING Evening Standard Campaign BEST-SELLING children's author Francesca Simon today gave a reading of her new book at the top of the Shard. The Horrid Henry author's latest book, The Lost Gods, is believed...
Va-Va Rooms; Racetrack Chic Adds Glamour to London's Homes as the Movie Rush Packs Cinemas with Its Story of the Rough-Edged Rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Says Barbara Chandler
Byline: Barbara Chandler 1 This Flying Finish bespoke wall mural is from the Getty Images Gallery Collection at Surface View. Priced [pounds sterling]55 a square metre from surfaceview.co.uk (0118 922 1327). 2 The handmade Cobra Classic retro...
What Katie Did Next; PEOPLE Ms Melua Is Back with a New Husband, a New Album and a New Attitude. the Singer-Songwriter Tells Joy Lo Dico about Finding Her Voice Again
Byline: Joy Lo Dico LAST Friday night, Katie Melua played three songs at the launch party for The Other Club, a pop-up women's club in Carnaby Street. A declaration of interest: I cofounded the club and had been a bit sniffy about her being booked,...
Wilshere Vows to Win Back His Place
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent JACK WILSHERE is confident he will quickly recapture his best form after losing his place in the Arsenal team for last night's win over Napoli. The England midfielder was left out of the starting...
Women 'Asking for Breast Removal They Don't Need after Angelina Operation'
Byline: Sophie Goodchild WOMEN are demanding breast removal surgery that they do not need and will not reduce their cancer risk, a top doctor warned today. Professor Kefah Mokbel said some patients wrongly believed that a double mastectomy --...
Young Is Braced for Sarries Power Surge
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Corresondent DAI YOUNG has warned his London Wasps forwards they will face rugby's "heavy mob" when they attempt to end Saracens' unbeaten start to the Premiership season at Allianz Park on Saturday. Last weekend, Wasps...
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