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Articles from May 14, 2014

A Glossy Flight of Imagination with No Saving Grace; Review
Byline: david sexton grace of monaco Cannes Film Festival SOMETIMES a film has "opening gala out of competition" written all over it. In so many ways, Grace Of Monaco made the perfect fanfare for this year's Cannes Film Festival. It's such a...
Arsenal Fans Face Paying PS2,300 for Tickets to Watch Cup Final
Byline: Tim Stewart ARSENAL supporters were today being charged up to PS2,300 for black market FA Cup final tickets 50 times the face value of the cheapest official tickets. Online touts are cashing in on huge demand from fans desperate to see...
Bank Chief: Interest Rates Will Stay Low for Months; Unemployment Plummets to 2.2 Million
Byline: Joe Murphy and Jonathan Prynn THE Governor of the Bank of England today said interest rates will stay low for "some time" as the economy steadily returns to normal. Mark Carney played down fears of sudden hikes in mortgage bills for millions...
Barenboim Is Named Top Conductor for Proms Epic
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent LONDON'S thriving classical music scene has been recognised with a string of top honours, including a victory for Daniel Barenboim's epic series of concerts at the 2013 Proms, in the annual Royal Philharmonic...
Bargain News
Adds a touch of glasstoany home WITH summer round the corner, let the light into your home with a stunning open glass room or veranda from Eden Verandas. Beautifully crafted and precision engineered, each one is individually designed to complement...
Bieber 'Wrestled with Woman as He Tried to Steal Mobile Phone'
Byline: Miranda Bryant JUSTIN BIEBER was being investigated by police today over a claim of attempted robbery, after he allegedly snatched a woman's phone during a game of mini-golf. The 20-year-old star was playing with his entourage in San...
Billy Delighted to Be Making Waves after Sarries Switch; England No8 Is Determined to 'Surf' All the Way to a Thrilling Heineken Cup and Premiership Double. Chris Jones Reports
Byline: Chris Jones SURFING is not one of Billy Vunipola's specialities but he is happily riding the destructive wave carrying Saracens towards a potential Heineken Cup and Premiership Double. Ball carrying is more the No8's area of expertise...
Blue Is the Colour Now but the Battle Is Far from Won; New Polls Hint at a Surge of Support for the Tories. the PM Should Not Get Too Excited or Labour Too Downcast
Byline: Matthew d'Ancona IN HIS long diary entry for November 22, 1990, Alan Clark describes an encounter with Bob Worcester, the founder of MORI, on the evening of Margaret Thatcher's resignation. Meeting Clark on College Green, Worcester shows...
Britain's Feelgood Factor Is Growing; BANK CHIEF: INTEREST RATES WILL STAY LOW AS ECONOMY RETURNS TO 'NORMAL'Unemployment Plummets to 2.2 Million
Byline: Joe Murphy and Jonathan Prynn labour's poll ratings take a dive EXCLUSIVE POLL: PAGES 6&7 THE Governor of the Bank of England today said that interest rates will stay low for "some time" as the economy steadily returns to normal. ...
British Girls Flown to Singapore and Dubai for 'Medicalised' FGM
Byline: Anna Davis Deputy Campaigns Editor BRITISH girls are being flown to Dubai and Singapore for a more "medicalised" form of female genital mutilation, experts have claimed. Professor Hazel Barrett, of Coventry University, said that some...
British Land Warns over Political Risks to Recovery
Byline: Russell Lynch PROPERTY giant British Land today warned that a year of electioneering at home and rising turmoil abroad raised "political risks" despite the UK's recovery broadening outside London. Chris Grigg, chief executive of the PS12...
BSKYB's Move into Europe Faces a Long Haul to Reality
Byline: Roy Greenslade media analysis CONSPIRACY theorists were quick to seize on the revelation that BSkyB was aiming to buy Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. They suggested that Rupert Murdoch, chairman of 21st Century Fox, which owns 39% of BSkyB,...
Campaign Selfie Fever? Blame the Politicians
Byline: Anne McElvoy LOOK, here's me and Dave and Ed. And if you look past the eerily distorted goldfish faces of my selfie, you might see Boris's left ear in the corner next to some randomly exposed part of Miley Cyrus. Like most crazes, the...
Celebrate Design with the Creatives of Clerkenwell; Homeware, Art, Crafts, Gin Tastings. Check out EC1's Design Week, Says Barbara Chandler
Byline: says Barbara Chandler CLERKENWELL Design "Week" is actually three days from next Tuesday to Thursday, May 20-22, when EC1, with the highest density of creative individuals and companies in Europe, celebrates its considerable design cred...
Clerkenwell and Crossrail Are a Formidable Force in EC1; Clerkenwell Has Recreated Itself in Spectacular Fashion. as This Heartland of Creative Industries Launches Design Week, David Spittles Looks at Fabulous Homes and the Impact of Rail Links
Byline: David Spittles IT'S back to the future in Clerkenwell. The area's first designer lofts appeared 20 years ago, just as the green shoots of economic recovery were appearing after a damaging recession. Today there is a sense of deja vu. Niche...
Coats Amaze! FASHION Thanks to That Pink Number, M&S Has No Doubt about the Pull of Its Outerwear. Karen Dacre Introduces Next Season's 'It' Coat of Many Colours
Byline: Karen Dacre WHEN M&S's legendary pink coat hit the rails last autumn it did so without pomp and splendour. There was no in-store performance by a C-list pop star to proclaim its arrival and no violent episodes at the cash desk as customers...
Cox Hails Slade as 'Little' Orient Earn Big Day Out
Byline: Nik Simon leyton orient 2 peterborough 1 Orient win 3-2 on aggregate and face Rotherham or Preston in the Final on Sunday, May 25 at Wembley IT IS 32 years since Leyton Orient last played in the second tier of English football and it will...
Cyclist Hit by HGV at Danger Junction Is the Fifth to Die in London This Year
Byline: Michael Howie, Anna Dubuis and Ross Lydall A CYCLIST was killed by a lorry and another seriously injured just hours later in central London. A 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision at the notorious Elephant...
Cyclist Killed in Collision with Lorry at Danger Road Junction
Byline: Michael Howie, Anna Dubuis and Ross Lydall A CYCLIST was killed by a lorry and another seriously injured just hours later in central London. A 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision at the notorious Elephant...
Design Trends
Byline: Caramel Quin 1 The Cha: the elegant Alessi Cha stovetop kettle, PS109, in mirror-polished stainless steel, is suitable for induction hobs and designer Naoto Fukasawa has added a basket, so you can lower leaves into your freshly boiled pot....
Europa League Glory Will Fill in the Gap for Sevilla Fan Reyes
JOSE ANTONIO REYES can fulfil a lifelong ambition with Sevilla when he faces Benfica in tonight's Europa League Final in Turin. The former Arsenal forward, who has won silverware with all four clubs in this season's European finals, has one glaring...
FA Chief Dyke Slams Sexist Emails Sent by Scudamore as 'Totally Inappropriate'
Byline: Andy Hodgson THE pressure on Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over sexist emails has intensified after Football Association chairman Greg Dyke described the remarks as "totally inappropriate". Scudamore has apologised...
Fit Face; BEAUTY Banish the Botox to Iron out Your Wrinkles Take Your Skin to the Gym, Says Emma McCarthy
Byline: says Emma McCarthy MANY of us dream of finding the perfect workout. One that lifts, tightens and firms -- preferably without an excess of sweat and effort. Well, I think I may have found it. And for this you won't even need to lift a finger....
Flourishing LBC Is Putting Itself on the Political Agenda
Byline: Gideon Spanier IT says a lot about how far LBC's reputation has risen that when it comes to the next general election, the radio station could be a serious contender to host one of the party leader debates alongside the big three TV players...
FOCUS ON FINAL AND FORGET LACK OF TROPHIES, URGES WENGER; 'Players Haven't Got Mental Block'
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENE WENGER insists Arsenal have no "mental block" in winning silverware but admits his players must forget the club's trophy drought if they are to win the FA Cup on Saturday. The Gunners will...
Francis Bacon's Tribute to 'Only True Friend' Is Sold for PS47m
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York A FRANCIS Bacon triptych of his closest friend has sold for nearly PS50 million in New York, crowning another recordbreaking night for contemporary art. Bacon's Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards, painted...
Giving Birth Should Not Be a Guilt Trip
Byline: Richard Godwin ON New Year's Eve, just as the police closed crucial routes into central London, the streets filled with pissed people and my wife's contractions got really bad, we arrived at the maternity unit. We were in some disarray....
GLAXOSMITHKLINE's Former China Boss on Bribery Charge
Byline: Nick Goodway CHINESE police today charged the British former head of GlaxoSmithKline with running a long-standing bribery and fraud scheme to boost drug sales in the country. Mark Reilly, who graduated from University College London,...
Good Economic News as the Polls Tighten
TODAY'S unemployment figures for the three months to March further reinforce signs of a strong recovery down to 6.8 per cent, the lowest figure in five years. The fall in unemployment is not large in itself, 0.1 per cent: what matters is the trend,...
Handsome Homes and a Grand Victorian Heritage; spotlightwestkensingtonFind Mansion Flats, Cottages, Family Houses and New Build in the Home of Olympia and Queen's Club Tennis, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey THREE great Victorian institutions are at the heart of West Kensington in west London -- The Queen's Club, exclusive home of the pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament, Olympia Exhibition Centre, and Lamda, the country's oldest drama...
Heathrow Plan Fails to Take Off
YESTERDAY'S document from Heathrow airport on its revised expansion plans is disappointing. Gatwick's offer of compensation and noise insulation for those affected by expansion is clear and unambiguous. The Heathrow document talks in terms of high...
He's Not Perfect but It Makes Perfect Sense to Keep Terry; Barclay's Account Patrick Barclay
Byline: Patrick Barclay CAPTAIN, leader and living legend he may be, much loved at Stamford Bridge, but to state that John Terry is not the most universally popular of footballers would be to contend for the Sybil Fawlty Prize for Utterance of the...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish Go galloping off to Gloucestershire and live next door to Zara ? IF THE idea of living near royalty -- and horses -- appeals, look no further than Hazelwood Cottage. The two-bedroom retreat neighbours Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire,...
Hundreds Dead in Blast and Fire at Turkey Mine
Byline: Rashid Razaq RESCUERS were racing against time today to reach more than 200 trapped miners after an explosion in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers in one of the worst pit disasters in the country's history. Energy minister Taner...
If You Are an Island Virgin, Buy on Tortola; You Don't Have to Be a Billionaire to Buy in the Beautiful British Virgin Islands, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker SAFE waters, steady trade winds and a string of crescent moon bays are the standout features of the British Virgin Islands. The 60 small islands in the northern Caribbean, only 15 of them inhabited, are perfect for messing about...
'Independence Would Turn Scotland into Soft Underbelly for Terrorists' Scottish Independence'London and Scotland Need Each Other' Evening Standard Debate
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would be a "soft underbelly", providing a haven for terrorists and organised criminals wanting to target Britain, the UK's leading security think-tank warned today. The Royal...
'Independent Scotland Would Be a Soft Underbelly for Terrorists' Scottish Independence'; London and Scotland Need Each Other'; Evening Standard Debate
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would be a "soft underbelly", providing a haven for terrorists and organised criminals wanting to target Britain, the UK's leading security think-tank warned today. The Royal United...
Inside the 9/11 Museum; A Crushed Fire Truck, House Keys, a Credit Card Receipt and the Two Giant Rusted Original Supports of the Twin Towers Robert Bevan Took the First Tour around Ground Zero's Finally Completed Museum Ahead of Obama's Dedication Tomorrow
Byline: Robert Bevan DOWN a dark, twisting ramp that leads deep under the streets of New York is Marisa Dinardo Schorpp's battered and charred leather handbag. The display case holding her bag also contains a yellow credit card receipt from the...
Inside the Castle of London's Design Kings; Top Interiors Duo Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen Bring the Paris Ritz Feeling to Regenerating Victoria, Says Pattie Barron
Byline: Pattie Barron AN APARTMENT in a mansion block behind Victoria station is not a likely location for London's leading interior design duo, Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen. However, the creative team of the capital's three Nicholas Haslam...
Khan Ready to Splash out for Instant Return to Top Flight
Byline: Giuseppe Muro FULHAM owner Shahid Khan has indicated he will spend big this summer to get the club back in the Premier League. Khan insists he is not concerned about "balancing the books" and looks willing to invest heavily. The American...
Labour's Poll Ratings Take a Dive as Economic Confidence Soars; Miliband's Party Falls to Its Lowest Share since the 2010 Election
Byline: Joe Murphy and Jonathan Prynn BRITONS are more optimistic about the economy than at any time since records began, an exclusive poll reveals today. It came as another fall in unemployment and a record tally of people in jobs fuelled the...
Left, Right, Left Right, Atten-Shun! Eyes Right for a Lovely Property; Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY Our morning meeting in the Covent Garden office starts promptly with the entire sales team around the boardroom, just like the opening scene from The Apprentice. With the growth of CBRE Residential we have recruited two new sales negotiators,...
London's Finest
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent IN this final column of the season, what better way to sign off than to cause consternation and irritation by naming a London Premier League Team of the Year? For the record, this was difficult, not...
Map out Your futureTHE DISTRICT LINE; in Part Eight of Our Series Finding Hot Homes for Tube Commuters, David Spittles Goes East to West Spotting Regeneration Ripples
Byline: David Spittles DEMONSTRATING the capital's east-west property price gap along the way, the District line runs from Upminster to Ealing, with branches south of the river to Richmond and Wimbledon. With 60 stations along 40 miles of track,...
My Design London
Byline: Katie Law RUTH ARAM of the aram store RUTH ARAM runs the Aram design store in Covent Garden with her father, Zeev, and brother, Daniel. The mecca for the best in modern European furniture, lighting and accessories is spread over four storeys...
'My Heart Is Bursting with Pride but Breaking with Pain' AS TEEN WHO RAISED PS3.5M FOR CHARITY LOSES CANCER BATTLE, MOTHER PAYS TRIBUTE TO 'COURAGEOUS AND INSPIRATIONAL' SON'; We Took to Him So Passionately Because He Was Better Than Us ... He Did What We Couldn't Imagine Doing': Comic Leads Tributes to Teen
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger TEENAGE fundraiser Stephen Sutton, who touched the hearts of the nation and raised more than PS3 million for charity, today lost his battle with cancer. The 19-year-old died "peacefully in his sleep" after being...
Nicole's Royal Fairytale Is Cannes Opener
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A FAIRYTALE story of Hollywood and royalty opens the 67th Cannes Film Festival tonight. Nicole Kidman fulfils filmmakers' fantasies as she plays Grace Kelly, who went on to marry Prince Rainier of...
Number of Romanians Working in Britain Is Less Than Expected
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor THE number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain has fallen since employment controls on citizens of the two countries were lifted at the start of the year, official figures revealed today. ...
Number of Romanians Working in Britain Is Lower Than Expected
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor THE number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain has fallen since employment controls on citizens of the two countries were lifted at the start of the year, official figures revealed today. ...
Pfizer Chief Won't Rule out Break-Up of AstraZeneca
Byline: James Ashton and Mark Leftly PFIZER boss Ian Read is fired up and "optimistic" about gaining control of AstraZeneca but won't rule out breaking up the enlarged drugs giant if his record PS63 billion bid is successful. "I never use the...
Pfizer Chief Won't Rule out Break-Up of AstraZeneca
Byline: James Ashton and Mark Leftly PFIZER boss Ian Read is fired up and "optimistic" about gaining control of AstraZeneca but won't rule out breaking up the enlarged drugs giant if his record PS63 billion bid is successful. "I never use the...
Picking Europe's Brains over Our Private Rental Nightmare; as Londoners Join Europe in Renting for Life, Ruth Bloomfield Looks at How Other Countries Cope
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield MILLIONS of Londoners rent the roofs over their heads. Yet the private rental sector faces meltdown, with unaffordable rents, some agents charging huge fees, and rogue landlords seemingly free to offer substandard properties...
Pochettino and His Backroom Team Will Cost Spurs Another PS4m
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent MAURICIO POCHETTINO is ready to demand contracts for four of his backroom team if he is offered the Tottenham job, forcing the club into another significant outlay for a new manager. The Southampton...
Purr-Fect Casting! Cats Star Follows in Family Footsteps
Byline: Anna Dubuis IT'S not uncommon to follow in the family footsteps but one actress is taking it literally as she makes her debut in the musical Cats. Zizi Strallen last night took centre stage in a new production, some 30 years after...
Rogan Goes Wild at Claridge's; Restaurant of the Week
Byline: Fay Maschler FERA AT CLARIDGE'S 49 Brook Street, W1 (020 7107 8888, feraatclaridges.co.uk). Open Daily noon-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10pm. A la carte, PS85 for three courses; tasting menus PS95/PS125 for 10/16 items per person plus drinks and...
'Rolf Was a Dirty Old Man Who Touched Me Up,' Girl Told Friend
Byline: Kiran Randhawa AN ALLEGED victim of Rolf Harris told a friend more than 30 years ago that the children's entertainer was a "dirty old man" who "touched her up", a jury heard today. Southwark crown court was told the alleged victim made...
Royal Fairytale Story Is Cannes Opener
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A FAIRYTALE story of Hollywood and royalty opens the 67th Cannes Film Festival tonight. Nicole Kidman fulfils filmmakers' fantasies as she plays Grace Kelly, who went on to marry Prince Rainier of...
SHORE THING; with Cheaper Prices, Summer Is a Good Time to Discover the Natural and Luxurious Delights of the Cayman Islands, Says Jo Fernandez
Byline: says Jo Fernandez I'LL BE honest. Before I went to the Cayman Islands I wasn't particularly excited. I love the Caribbean for its climate, its beaches and its food. By contrast, the group of three islands, a British Overseas Territory, are...
Shout 'Bravo' for the Makeover of Glyndebourne's Glorious Gardens; A Riot of Colour and Scent Awaits Opera Fans Flocking to the Celebrated East Sussex Festival, Opening This Weekend, Where the Grounds Are Staging Their Own Stunning Show
Byline: Pattie Barron HEARING great opera in an Arcadian setting has always been Glyndebourne's strength, and this season the gardens, revamped and replenished, are primed to put on a truly virtuoso performance. The idyllic backdrop of the South...
Signals Not Good on Carphone Deal
Byline: city comment Anthony Hilton IT is not unknown for takeover bids to create value but between half and three quarters do the opposite, at least in terms of the share price of the bidder. This is why if, as predicted, Carphone Warehouse does...
Smart Moves; City Road Stands Tall
Byline: David Spittles has the word from the street CITY ROAD, linking Angel to Shoreditch, is getting a PS1 billion facelift, bringing glamorous new homes for techies and bankers. Drab low-rise commercial premises have been bulldozed, ready for...
SO SPA - SO GOOD; Hotel Review YNYSHIR HALL Eglwysfach, West Wales
Byline: LIZ HOGGARD I'M lying on my stomach, legs flapping in the air like a rather inelegant fish, as Thomas the bio-energetic healer grasps my heels. "Intuitively I can see silver lines inside your body, and I shall be working on area of 'difference'...
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The Generosity Game; London Is Now Officially the World Capital of the Super-Rich and They Are Increasingly on Thelook-Out for a Worthy Cause. Here Joshi Herrmann Reports on the Rise of Billanthropy
Byline: Joshi Herrmann IN HIS catchy 2010 hit Billionaire, Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy outlines what he'll do when he joins the ranks of the super-rich. He imagines appearing on the cover of Forbes magazine "with Oprah and the Queen",...
Think outside the Box the Best Online TV
Funny Rotten Scoundrels londonlive.co.uk "What would Beyonce do?" is a question worth asking, especially if both Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have invited you out for Nandos on the same night. Luisa Omielan, pictured right, asks the question, at...
This Week: Homesandproperty.Co.UK
news: Record numbers join the 'Don't move, improve' brigade Skip the move: more Londoners are opting for short-term pain and long-term gain, upgrading their homes rather than uprooting THE number of Londoners choosing to improve their home rather than...
Top-Value Flats with a Solution for Isolation in the Community; Shops, Cafes, a Creche, a Gym You Won't Be Lonely in Greenwich, Says Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield THE trouble with many megasize housing developments is that residents can feel marooned, isolated in a new district with no community. L&Q @ Greenwich Square is one new scheme that hopes to solve the problem. The development...
Ukip Targeting Town Hall Gains in Outer London to Build 'Bridgehead'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor UKIP is to target four town halls in a bid to build "bridgeheads" to gain political power in London. Nigel Farage's party has its sights set on winning seats in the councils of Havering, Barking...
Unloved Boohoo Gets Boost after a Big Shout from Veteran Calvert; Market Round-Up
Byline: Oscar Williams- Grut TRADERS haven't given Boohoo much love, but it seems the online fashion store does have at least one friend in the City. Veteran retail analyst Kate Calvert at Investec came out in favour of the Manchester-based company...
West End Anger as Utilities 'Ruin' Streets
Byline: Laura Chesters THE owners of key tourist areas including Regent Street, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street have spoken out to try to stop utility companies from ruining London's streets. Landlords including Shaftesbury and The Crown Estate...
Will Car Loan Stop Me Getting a Mortgage?
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QI HAVE just had an offer accepted on a flat but the estate agent says it is going to be more difficult now for me to get a mortgage because of some new rules, and especially as I have just...
X-Men Star's Latest Gig? Selling T-Shirts for His Wife
FANS who go to one of singer Sunny Ozell's shows may get a surprise if they buy a T-shirt actor Sir Patrick Stewart could be selling it to them. Ozell, 36, is married to the 73-yearold star and is planning to launch her career as a singer in the...
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