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Articles from October 17, 2013

'Adulation and Criticism Mean Nothing. Just Concentrate on Working Hard'; Joe Cole Gives Young Stars Andros Townsend and Ravel Morrison the Benefit of His Experience. Giuseppe Muro Reports
Byline: Giuseppe Muro RAVEL MORRISON and Andros Townsend are just getting used to life in the limelight but dealing with hype as a young player is something Joe Cole knows all about. Cole was earmarked as a star for both West Ham and England...
A Hundred Years on, Who Was to Blame for the War to End All Wars? THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: HOW EUROPE ABANDONED PEACE FOR THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Byline: SAUL DAVID by Margaret MacMillan (Profile, [pounds sterling]25) MARGARET MacMillan is best known for Peacemakers, a prizewinning study of the peace conference that ended the First World War. Now she turns her considerable talents to the...
America Stays on Top -- but for How Much Longer?
Byline: James Ashton City Editor IN the golden age of Hollywood's silent movies, the heroine was always untied from the tracks just before the locomotive steamed by. Heading off America's debt default in the nick of time was a similarly predictable...
Angry Fans Quiz Arsenal on Tickets and Transfers
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENAL'S hierarchy today faced demands from supporters at their Annual General Meeting to lower ticket prices and overhaul the club's player recruitment process. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke...
Australian Family among 49 Killed in Laos Plane Crash
Byline: Michael Howie RESCUERS were today recovering bodies from the Mekong river in Laos of the 44 passengers and five crew killed when their plane crashed in bad weather. An Australian family of four and an aid worker and his father were among...
Beverley: Playing Whitney Is So Emotional
Byline: Lindsay Watling BEVERLEY KNIGHT told today how her memories of Whitney Houston helped her cope with the pressure of taking the lead in The Bodyguard musical. The multi-award-winning singer said she felt no pressure to do the songs justice...
Beware: The Internet Has Plans to Take over Your Life
Byline: ANTHONY CUMMINS THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers (Hamish Hamilton, [pounds sterling]18.99) IT SEEMS that VIP novelists Stateside are in a lather about the insidious effects of social media: hard on the heels of Jonathan Franzen's scorn for its...
Boris Island Airport Scheme Is 'Sinking' Claims Boss of Gatwick
Byline: Matthew Beard and Pippa Crerar in Hong Kong THE boss of Gatwick today intensified the battle over airport expansion and claimed that Boris Johnson's Thames estuary airport was "sinking without trace". Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate...
Boris Island Airport Scheme Is 'Sinking' Claims Boss of Gatwick
Byline: Matthew Beard and Pippa Crerar in Hong Kong THE boss of Gatwick today intensified the battle over airport expansion and claimed that Boris Johnson's Thames estuary airport was "sinking without trace". Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate...
Burn Your Pashmina Today; in the Latest Piece in His Series on Extraordinary UNPHOTOSHOPPED Images Our Columnist Looks at Goats in History, Mythology and Ritual
Byline: Charles Saatchi The Naked Eye THE humble goat occupies a rather dark place in human cosmology. Reared as a domestic animal for its milk, meat, hide and dung since Neolithic times, they have since suffered the indignity of being associated...
Children Sent Home as Strike Causes Chaos at London Schools
Byline: Anna Davis and Sian Boyle NINETY per cent of schools in parts of London were forced to send children home today as teachers in the two biggest unions went on strike. The industrial action forced thousands of working parents to take time...
Children Sent Home as Strike Causes Chaos at London Schools
Byline: Anna Davis and Sian Boyle NINETY per cent of schools in parts of London were forced to send children home today as teachers in the two biggest unions went on strike. The industrial action forced thousands of working parents to take time...
City 'Scourge' Warns UK over Resisting Cap on Bankers' Bonuses
Byline: Jamie Dunkley THE politician once dubbed "the scourge of the City" today warned that the UK is becoming "isolated" from the rest of Europe by objecting to a cap on bankers' bonuses. Michel Barnier, the European Union's Commissioner for...
Clegg: Plebgate Officers out to Destroy Mitchell
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent NICK CLEGG today accused three police officers of going to meet former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell with "one intention in mind" -- to bring down his political career. Mr Clegg said Mr Mitchell...
Clegg: Police Set out to Bring Down Mitchell
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent NICK CLEGG today accused three police officers of going to meet former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell with "one intention in mind" -- to bring down his political career. Mr Clegg said Mr Mitchell...
Crackdown in China Hits Remy and Diageo
Byline: Russell Lynch A CORRUPTION crackdown by the Chinese government on the practice of "gifting" expensive spirits is hitting sales at leading drinks companies, trading updates from Diageo and Remy Cointreau revealed today. Spirits and luxury...
Critic's Choice the Serious Stuff
AFTER the fun of the fair, there is plenty of cerebral art at Frieze, too. Ben Luke picks his top five. JEREMY DELLER A double basement being built in Hampstead Modern Institute, Glasgow ([pounds sterling]75,000) Ever the most topical of artists,...
Deer Crash Death Teen 'A Lovely Girl' Say Family
Byline: Josh Pettitt THE family of the second teenager who died when in a freak car crash with a deer on a busy dual carriageway have paid tribute to their "lovely girl". Charlotte Dove, 17, was the passenger in the crash which also claimed the...
Eastdil Aims to Make Its Name in London
ON Monday a largely unknown American real estate investment bank put on a two-hour show at Bafta in Piccadilly for 200 guests. Eastdil Secured may have an odd name and the 46-year old firm may not be famous. But the 320-strong subsidiary of the...
Economic Boost Melts Labour's Lead over Tories
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor LABOUR'S lead over the Conservatives has melted away after months of improving economic confidence, an exclusive poll reveals today. Ed Miliband's party has slipped to 35 per cent since last month, while David...
England Are the Gawky Kid Who Just Got Invited to the Party. No Need to Get Carried Away with Thoughts of Pulling the Hostess
Byline: Dan Jones BY now I'm sure you've all calibrated your watches. It's 237 days until the Brazil 2014 World Cup, in which England -- honest, grafting, fumblingin-the-darkness England -- will play a part. And do you know something? I reckon Roy...
Ex-British Gas Boss Bentley Lands Top Job at C&W Comms
Byline: Lucy Tobin PHIL Bentley, the former British Gas boss who quit -- with shares, bonuses and a pension pot worth [pounds sterling]15 million -- because he wanted to be a chief executive today won just that role. Bentley was named as chief...
Fair Play; Frieze Opens Up Today to Reveal a Joyous Big Top Full of Contemporary Art -- Ben Luke Takes a Tour and Has Some Fun
Byline: Ben Luke IF THERE'S one quality that leaps out from the stands at this year's Frieze Art Fair, it's a childlike exuberance. Humour is such a prominent tactic in contemporary art, but in recent years the fair, now in its 11th year, has had...
Father and Son Badly Burned in Brazil Speedboat Explosion
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A BRITISH man and his six-year-old son suffered horrific burns after their speedboat exploded into a fireball during a holiday in Brazil. Robbie Weich, 39, and his son Luca were left with second degree burns after becoming...
Fierce Memories of Suffering in the Gulag; THEATRE
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT Southwark Playhouse, SE1 MATTHEW Dunster's revival of this rarely performed Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn play has an unusually large cast by the standards of the fringe. Written for more than 50 performers,...
Flight of Branson
Byline: Maxine Frith LITTLE RICHARD WHEN a 16-year-old Richard left Stowe School, his headmaster Bob Drayson said: "Congratulations, Branson -- I predict you will either go to prison or become a millionaire." Worth an estimated [pounds sterling]3.5...
Forget the Burger, Get to Grips with Some Fast Fish; FOODFrom Lobster Dogs to Crispy Oysters and Deep-Fried Catch of the Day Sandwiches, London Is Getting Battered, Says Susannah Butter
Byline: Susannah Butter THE food reeling in the crowds this autumn is coated in a crisp golden crust. In restaurants all over London, oysters, crabs, prawns and mussels are being deep-fried -- and they are all the better for a bit of batter. Why...
'Foul-Mouthed Ince Had to Be Restrained'; Ince Punished for Foul-Mouthed Rant
THE full extent of Paul Ince's foul-mouthed rant, which earned him a five-match stadium ban, was revealed by the Football Association today. The trouble happened during last month's match between Blackpool and Bournemouth when Ince was sent to the...
Gervinho Is Revelling in His Freedom to Roam in Rome Following the Renunion with His Mentor Rudi Garcia; Football Correspondent
Byline: Tom Collomosse AS ARSENAL supporters savour their fine early-season form, they might be surprised to learn that a player who failed to shine at Emirates Stadium has inspired his new club to an even more spectacular start. The sale last...
Gunners Have Quality 'On and off the Field'; Wenger: Arsenal Have Quality on and off the Pitch
ARSENE WENGER today insisted Mesut Ozil's [pounds sterling]42.4million signing does not mark a change in Arsenal's philosophy and insisted the club will not become "artificial" in their pursuit of glory, writes James Olley. Speaking at the Gunners'...
Here Come the Brides; TRENDS.And Grooms. as Couples Plan for Next Summer's First Gay Nuptials the Capital Is Getting Set for a Big Fat Pink Wedding Boom, Says Susannah Butter
Byline: Susannah Butter AT THIS year's Pride celebrations in Trafalgar Square, Jake Heaton, 23, got up on the main stage in front of around 20,000 people and proposed to Joshua Dale-Skey, 25, his boyfriend of two years. Happily, Dale-Skey said yes....
Housing Spurt Won't Kick UK Issues into Touch; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Byline: Russell Lynch ENGLAND'S football fortunes and the economy offer unnerving parallels this week. After a year of going nowhere fast and making hard work of the beautiful game in unappealing Eastern European outposts, Roy Hodgson's men have...
Howard's Lording It in Hurley
HOWARD Leigh, senior partner of Cavendish Corporate Finance, has a double silver celebration this week. It is 25 years ago that Leigh, pictured, co-founded Cavendish Corporate Finance, confident that at 28 he could offer something different with...
How the Capital Got Barrelled over by the New Sherry Bars; DRINK; the Spanish Classic Has Regained Its Cool. Andrew Neather Goes in Search of London's Finest Fino
Byline: Andrew Neather STANDING at the bar on a warm evening, picking at olives as the barman filled me a glass of sherry from the barrel, I could just about have been in Jerez de la Frontera. Except this was the West End and Tim Luther's new bar,...
How to Teach Your Kids Mandarin
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst ACROSS the capital, tots are hanging up their cellos and closing the lids on the baby grands (watch those fingers!). Violin tutors are finding themselves at a loose end and French classes are -- zut alors! -- losing numbers....
Huge Jump in Number Claiming Housing Benefit for Private Sector Rents
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor TENS of thousands more working families in London are claiming housing benefit to rent in the private sector as they struggle with the cost of living, a report reveals today. As rents have soared,...
It's Decision Time on the Future of Lord's
Byline: Tom Collomosse THE proposed redevelopment of Lord's has generated much debate within the Marylebone Cricket Club, who own the ground, and has caused splits within the membership. One band of members believe the club should have explored...
It's Payback Time for Payday Lenders, Says Miliband
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor ED MILIBAND declared that it was "payback time" for payday lenders today as he announced plans for a new tax on firms such as Wonga. Labour's leader was meeting Londoners who had fallen into a spiral of debt...
Jamaica's Dope Testers Are Failing, Says Ex-Chief; Sports Correspondent
Byline: Matt Majendie Jamaica's former anti-doping chief believes that no blood tests have ever been carried out on their athletes by the country's drug-testing body. Renee Shirley, who was executive director of Jamaica Anti-Doping Comission...
Jones and His Injury-Hit Wasps Face a Tough Test against French; Bayonne at Home Tonight Will Be Harder Than Romp against Italians. by Chris Jones
Byline: Chris Jones STEPHEN JONES has endured a torrid debut as London Wasps new attack coach with injuries removing key players from his armoury. So last week's 14-try Amlin Challenge Cup 90-17 romp against Viadana gave all at Wasps a timely...
Just Grin and Bear It, Sweetie -- Life Is Ab Fab; BONKERS: MY LIFE IN LAUGHS by Jennifer Saunders (Viking, [Pounds Sterling]20)
Byline: NICK CURTIS APIONEER of the Eighties comedy boom, one half of French and Saunders, the creator of Absolutely Fabulous and a breast cancer survivor -- a phrase she'd hate, incidentally -- Jennifer Saunders should have a rip-snorting autobiography...
Lomas Won't Be Phoning a Friend This Weekend
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent STEVE LOMAS knows Harry Redknapp is always on the end of a phone if he wants any advice but the Millwall boss is unlikely to put a call into his friend this week. Lomas has been having regular conversations...
London Businesses Going for at Rio Olympics; Firms to Cash in by Passing on Expertise from 2012 Games
Byline: Ian Walker in Rio de Janeiro LONDON firms are exporting to Brazil the expertise they gained from the 2012 Games. More than 20 businesses providing everything from security to technical support have been included in a trade mission to...
London Pensioners 'Contribute [Pounds Sterling]6.3billion to Capital's Economy'
PENSIONERS contribute an estimated [pounds sterling]6.3 billion a year to the London economy through work and activities such as childcare and volunteering, according to a study out today. Londoners over the standard retirement age are worth [pounds...
Mail Will Cash in If It Can Deliver
Byline: Peter Bill on property Email: peter.bill@me.com IT HARDLY takes a expert to figure out the Royal Mail is sitting on property and land worth a huge amount more than the newly privatised carrier paid for it in times past. How much? That question...
Make Highways Safe for Cyclists
FASHION student Deep Lee died after being hit from behind by a lorry at King's Cross in 2011, three years after a report warning of a gyratory system "like a battleground" where "casualties were inevitable". Working on bringing a corporate manslaughter...
McDermott Returns to Aussie Fold for the Ashes
AUSTRALIA have turned to fast bowling great Craig McDermott to help them try to wrest back the Ashes from England this winter, writes Tom Collomosse. McDermott (below) has been persuaded to resume his coaching role after stepping down in May 2012...
M&S Provides a Spooky Precedent for Tesco's Decline; CITY COMMENT
Byline: Anthony Hilton TESCO is giving a passable impression of coming apart at the seams. The fortunes of a company which delivered two decades of remorseless expansion and profit growth have reversed with remarkable suddenness -- so much so that...
One Week When Lomas Can't Just Phone a Friend
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent STEVE LOMAS knows Harry Redknapp is always on the end of a phone if he wants any advice but the Millwall boss is unlikely to put a call into his friend this week. Lomas has been having regular conversations...
Paperbacks
Byline: william leith DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro (Vintage, [pounds sterling]8.99) ALICE Munro, who has just won the Nobel Prize, can create a whole world in a short story -- these stories are only 20 or 30 pages long, but they live in the mind like...
Police Teams Freed Up to Pursue Burglars
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor MOBILE police squads will pursue burglars across London in an operation being launched today. The units can work across borough boundaries to target "most wanted" lists of prolific offenders. Officers...
Police Working across Boroughs to Stop Burglars
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor MOBILE police squads will pursue burglars across London in an operation being launched today. The units can work across borough boundaries to target "most wanted" lists of prolific offenders. Officers...
Prince Harry Still Enjoying the Chase as He Takes on Schoolgirls' Rugby Team
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor PRINCE Harry often has to cope with girls chasing him. But today he was pursued by a group of schoolgirls at Twickenham when he joined them for a rugby training session. Ex-England star Jason Robinson shouted:...
Prince Harry Still Enjoying the Chase as He Takes on Schoolgirls' Rugby Team
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor PRINCE Harry often has to cope with girls chasing him. But today he was pursued by a group of schoolgirls at Twickenham, when he joined them for a rugby training session. Former England star Jason Robinson...
Punters Can't Bank on Rank as Bingo Players Stay Away; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Laura Chesters PUNTERS waiting for their numbers to come up at Rank today were left disappointed by a profit warning instead. The casino and bingo group, majorityowned by Malaysia's Guoco Group, said it will cut costs and warned its half-year...
Roy's Joke Is Not a Problem, but the Fuss It Has Created Is
Byline: Barclay's account Patrick Barclay DID an England player truly take offence at Roy Hodgson's telling of the NASA monkey joke? If so, the fool should be named and shamed and asked to substitute his own apology for the one the England manager...
Satellite Stars More Art Marketplaces
Byline: Ben Luke Frieze attracts a host of other fairs, all with a different character. Some focus on art forms that don't get a look-in, such as street art, and others on more raw artists. If you're a budding art collector, these might be the best...
SHOCK AS ENERGY BILLS SOAR 10.6%; LONDON FAMILIES TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF BRITISH GAS HIKE'Heat or Eat'
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil STRUGGLING London families were dealt a huge blow today when British Gas said energy bills will go up by 10.6 per cent next month. The bombshell from Britain's biggest energy supplier will add [pounds...
Shock as Energy Bills Soar 10.6%; SWITCH SUPPLIER, SAYS CAMERON AFTER BRITISH GAS INCREASE; Use Less Gas to Cut Bills, Says British Gas
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil STRUGGLING London families were dealt a huge blow today when British Gas said energy bills will go up by 10.6 per cent next month. The bombshell from Britain's biggest energy supplier will add [pounds...
Spectacular Start Gives Gazidis an Easy Ride in Front of the Fans
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent IT MUST have been tempting for each Arsenal board member to answer any dissenting voice with two words: Mesut Ozil. After all, it was the German's [pounds sterling]42.4million arrival combined...
Spirited Women Who Escaped the Post-War Straitjacket
Byline: CLAIRE HARMAN HER BRILLIANT CAREER: TEN EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF THE FIFTIES by Rachel Cooke (Virago, [pounds sterling]18.99) TO THOSE born in them or later, the Fifties have never looked like bumper years for feminism and the stereotypical...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 It's rare that you're in a position to do something that's so exciting or promising that it could be considered almost a "gift" to yourself. But judging by the planets, that's what's coming....
Striking Teachers Should Learn to Live in the Real World
Byline: David Laws Schools minister TODAY'S strike by members of the NUT and NASUWT unions is unnecessary. It will only damage the education of pupils, inconvenience parents and carers, and disrupt businesses and other public services. Fortunately,...
Teach Cyclists How to Stay Safe near HGVs, Says Coroner; Chief News Correspondent
Byline: Ross Lydall A CORONER has called for cyclists to be taught how to ride safely around HGVs in London in the same way as children are given swimming lessons. Mary Hasselll, head coroner for north and east London, will make an official recommendation...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
I was moved and proud to see your salute to Rufus Norris in your leading article on Tuesday. As someone who takes great pride in his "commercial" theatre productions over the past decade, I can confirm that your assessment of his generosity of spirit,...
The Cost of Living Squeeze and the Polls
THE squeeze on incomes has just got tighter with the announcement from British Gas that from next month it will increase the cost of dual-fuel bills to its eight million customers by 9.2 per cent. That includes an 8.4 per cent rise in gas prices and...
Thick of It Star Says It's Clear Why She Is Dickens' Invisible Woman
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent SHE is best known as a no-nonsense press secretary in The Thick of It, but Joanna Scanlan will soon been seen in a very different role -- as the abandoned wife of Charles Dickens. Scanlan, who as Terri...
Townsend Clears Roy in England Race Row; but Kick It out Call for Investigation over Joke
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent ANDROS TOWNSEND today sought to clear Roy Hodgson of blame after the England manager used the word "monkey" when making a joke referring to the Tottenham winger. Hodgson has apologised for the remark,...
TOWNSEND CLEARS ROY IN ENGLAND RACE ROW; BUT KICK IT OUT CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OVER JOKETownsend Clears Boss; Football Correspondent
Byline: Tom Collomosse ANDROS TOWNSEND today sought to clear Roy Hodgson of blame after the England manager used the word "monkey" when making a joke referring to the Tottenham winger. Hodgson has apologised for the remark, made at half-time...
US Goes Back to Work after Congress Votes to Avoid Debt Disaster
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and David Gardner HUNDREDS of thousands of US public employees were returning to work today after a late-night deal broke a political deadlock in Congress and avoided a potentially disastrous debt default. Republicans conceded...
Watch out Oscars, the British Are Coming; Bets Are Already on That 12 Years a Slave Will Bring the Ultimate Glory for Its Key Players, bothLondoners: Director Steve McQueen and Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. David Sexton Is Enthralled
Byline: David Sexton TOMORROW, 12 Years a Slave, the extraordinary new film by black British director Steve McQueen, finally receives its British premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square as one of the highlights of the BFI London Film Festival. It's...
Women Need Help to Get into the Boardroom
Byline: RosamundUrwin ENTER a FTSE 100 boardroom in 1985. Every seat is taken by a director clone -- Savile Rowsuited, white, male. Half are racked with self-doubt, though. They know they don't deserve to be there, that there's a woman who is more...
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