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Articles from October 23, 2014

A Cultish Style at Commune
Byline: JASMINE GARDNER COMMUNE AT GOODHOOD 151 Curtain Road, EC2 (020 7729 3600, goodhoodstore.com). Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. About PS26 for two for lunch with coffee AS IF Shoreditch needed another coffee shop, up pops Commune....
Aiming to Move on -- but Engine and Satnav Are Bust
Byline: COMMENT Chris Blackhurst SO THAT'S that then. Tesco is drawing a line, to use its phrase, and is moving on. That would be fine, if anyone knew where the bus was heading. Because what is singularly missing from today's slew of Tesco news...
Aiming to Move on but Engine and Satnav Are Bust
Byline: COMMENT Chris Blackhurst SO THAT'S that then. Tesco is drawing a line, to use its phrase, and is moving on. That would be fine, if anyone knew where the bus was heading. Because what is singularly missing from today's slew of Tesco news...
Aiming to Move on -- but Engine and Satnav Are Bust; COMMENT
Byline: Chris Blackhurst SO THAT'S that then. Tesco is drawing a line, to use its phrase, and is moving on. That would be fine, if anyone knew where the bus was heading. Because what is singularly missing from today's slew of Tesco news is any...
Airlines Get a Fillip as Credit Suisse Believes It Can Scent a Fair Wind
Byline: Oscar Williams- Grut market round-up in association with THE Ebola outbreak is far from over but some in the City are ready to take a gamble on the companies that have been hit. When word broke at the start of the month that the disease...
A Lie Well Stuck to Is as Good as the Truth; in the Latest in His Series on Striking Images, Our Columnist Addresses What a Bunch of Liars We Humans Really Are, and Why We Feel Obliged to Be Untruthful
Byline: The Naked Eye Charles Saatchi WE LIVE in an age of lies. Generally, people don't like being deceived; but sometimes it appears that we can prefer an entertaining lie to the truth. Novelist Clare Allan's view was that "Everyone lies. So...
All about Reeva; during the Seven-Month Trial of Oscar Pistorius One Story Was Barely Told: That of His Victim. Jane Flanagan in Pretoria Reports on the Too-Short Life of Reeva Steenkamp
Byline: barely told , Jane Flanagan in IT TOOK 46 days of testimony from detectives, experts, neighbours, friends and foes before the court trying Oscar Pistorius learned anything about the woman he'd killed. During seven months of evidence, Reeva...
All Brow Down; Beauty Things Are Hairy for Renee Zellweger. Has She Cut a New Shape Round Her Eyes, Asks Phoebe Luckhurst
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst BETWEEN the heaving, the nausea, and lugging Prince G from one end of Ken Palace to the other, K-Middy must have been relieved. Spotted this week at last, for the first time ever she was upstaged by another sleb. The aesthetic...
Annabel's Still Looking Great at 50 (It's the Flattering Light)
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor TWO of the world's most glamorous and photographed stars have revealed one of the secrets behind the longevity of Annabel's nightclub its flattering dim lighting. In a documentary celebrating 50...
Annabel's Still Looking Great at 50 (Yes, It Is the Flattering Light)
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor TWO of the world's most glamorous and photographed stars have revealed one of the secrets behind the longevity of Annabel's nightclub its flattering dim lighting. In a documentary celebrating 50...
Art of Protest London's Mural Movement
Byline: BL The London Mural Movement ensured that for a brief period, the city was awash with vast, colourful paintings on the sides of buildings, under flyovers and in subways. A loose collective of Leftie artists trying to bring art into the community,...
AT HOME ON THE OPEN ROAD; Motorhome Ideal Choice for a Family Break at Half-Term
Byline: David Williams MOTORING CONSUMER JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR SWISHING along a sunny Californian coastal road, exploring backwater Atlantic Canada and leafy New England in a Winnebago; they're all dream road trips we've tackled with our kids since...
Bank Pledge That Deserves Praise
Byline: city comment Anthony Hilton THE banks collected another reprimand yesterday when the Competition and Markets Authority ticked off several of them for insisting that business customers open an account as a condition of getting a loan. ...
Beauty and the Blog; If You Want Smart Advice on Lipstick, Make-Up Guru Sali Hughes Is Your Girl. She Talks Twitter Trolls and Why You Can Be Feminine and Feminist with Susannah Butter
Byline: Susannah Butter SALI Hughes is mortified. The journalist is running late because her Christian Louboutin shoe fell under a train. "I wasn't allowed to board because I had to wait for the train to leave before they could retrieve it," she...
Boris Is Not Delivering on Housing Promises
CONTROVERSY over the Mayor's failure to build as many affordable homes as he promised is nothing new. He has previously rejigged targets and dates, while earlier this year we learned that fewer than half the 42,000 homes that he aimed to build last...
City Plans PS2m 'Spectacular' for Great Fire Anniversary
Byline: Mark Blunden OFFICIALS want to spend up to PS2 million on commemorations for the Great Fire of London. The City of London Corporation hopes to raise the sum to pay for "cultural and educational events" marking the 350th anniversary of...
Club London; COVERING THE CAPITAL'S TEAMS
Brentford Jake Bidwell believes successive clean sheets have given the team a platform for future success. Brentford have registered 0-0 draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan in the last five days and face Bolton on Saturday. The defender...
Club London Rugby
Harlequins PROP Will Collier believes Quins have put their shaky start to the season behind them. Quins are seventh in the Premiership and he said: "I think Harlequins are on track. It's so early on and the big games will come up and we will thrive...
Crowds Line Streets and Alice Mourners Sing You Are My Sunshine
Byline: John Dunne and Justin Davenport CROWDS of mourners gathered today to say a poignant farewell to murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross as her funeral cortege passed through the streets near her home. A motorcycle outrider led a convoy of four...
Drug Death Pair 'Were in Shock at India's Poverty'
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A RELATIVE of a British couple found dead in their hotel room in India said today he believes the pair may have killed themselves in despair at the country's levels of poverty. Photographs emerged of Alexandra Gaskell,...
Feeling Flush; FOODWould You Eat Dinner on the Lavatory? London Is Awash with New Restaurants and Bars in Old Public Loos, So Victoria Stewart Spends a Penny
Byline: Victoria Stewart SOME say they do their best thinking while on the loo. If this is the case then there are going to be some creative ideas coming out of London's lavatories soon, for a number of the city's former wasteholes have been turned...
Foxtons Veers off the Road as London House Sales Slow
Byline: Nick Goodway ESTATE agent Foxtons came off the road today as it revealed that slowing London house sales mean it will badly miss profit forecasts. Shares in the chain, which floated at 230p two years ago, fell 16%, or 32.8p to 172.5p...
Glam Rock Star Alvin Stardust Dies Aged 72
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent THE singer and actor Alvin Stardust died today, aged 72, after a short illness. The performer, who was born Bernard Jewry in London in 1942, had been recently diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer...
Go on a 2014 Space Odyssey ... without Leaving Waterloo; Virtual Reality Goggles Turn IMAX Fans into Astronauts
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent IF YOU have ever dreamed of travelling in space, now you can fulfil your ambition at a London cinema. Tomorrow, film fans will have the chance to experience the life of an astronaut in a virtual reality...
Greening Tells of Horror Faced by Ebola Workers
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor JUSTINE GREENING today described the horror endured by burial teams coping with dead bodies in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. In her first interview since returning from the West African country, the Cabinet...
Gunman in Parliament Rampage Had Links to Terrorists in Syria; Soldier's Killer Was Muslim Convert and the Son of Immigration Chief
Byline: David Gardner A MUSLIM convert who shot dead a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial and brought terror to the Canadian capital had links to Islamic State terrorists in Syria, according to reports today. The gunman was named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,...
Heady Economic Summer Gives Way to a Blustery Autumn Ahead
Byline: economic analysis Russell Lynch THE tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo brought the UK's Indian summer to an abrupt halt this week. But for a while now ratesetters and central bankers have had their collars turned up against stormier economic...
Hero Churchill with Deep Shades of Boris
Byline: DOMINIC SANDBROOK THE CHURCHILL FACTOR: HOW ONE MAN MADE HISTORY by Boris Johnson (Hodder, PS25) DOMINIC SANDBROOK WE ALL know about Winston Churchill the politician, soldier and orator. But what about Churchill the painter? In all, Britain's...
Historic Cinema Saved after Stars Fight Flat Development
Byline: Simon Freeman and Jonathan Prynn A CAST of Chelsea celebrities were celebrating today after plans to replace a historic King's Road cinema hit the cutting room floor. Author William Boyd, directors Sir Alan Parker and Iain Softley, actresses...
Jose's 10-Year Plan for Chelsea Success
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent OSE MOURINHO has set Chelsea the target of winning three titles and the Champions League in the next 10 years. JThe Blues manager wants the new generation to match the last group of stars he assembled...
Kings of the Road; Former Sainsbury's Boss Justin King Is Used to Life in the Fast Lane. Now His Son Jordan Is Joining Him, Says James Ashton
IT'S the start of the race that gets Justin King every time. The former boss of Sainsbury's is used to being in charge. Until July he led a supermarket empire with 1,200 shops and 160,000 staff. But when he watches his motor-racing son Jordan rev up...
Kirwan: England Are Still Five Years Behind All Blacks
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent SIR JOHN KIRWAN believes New Zealand are five years ahead of England but still considers Stuart Lancaster's side to be one of the main threats to the All Blacks being the first country to retain the World...
Ladbrokes Romps Home to Victory as Favourites Fail
Byline: Nick Goodway LADBROKES reported a better-thanexpected 94% jump in operating profits for the past three months today, taking some of the pressure off chief executive Richard Glynn who has struggled against rival William Hill in recent years....
'Lady Brittan Photo' Piles Pressure on Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Chief
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor CHILD abuse inquiry head Fiona Woolf faced fresh pressure today over her links to former home secretary Lord Brittan and his wife. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons home affairs committee, wrote...
Make Our Roads Safer for Cyclists
I REGULARLY cycle through Ludgate Circus and had flashbacks for months after seeing an incident that could so easily have ended up like the collision last Friday that fatally injured German postgraduate Janina Gehlau. I knew young tech entrepreneur...
Marriage to Menopause
Byline: KATIE LAW IN YOUR PRIME: OLDER, WISER, HAPPIER by India Knight (Fig Tree, PS16.99) KATIE LAW MOST people just see the word menopause and go "yuk". Ditto middle-aged dating, care homes for the elderly, dementia, downsizing, dealing with teenage...
Miliband: Long Waiting Time for GP Appointments 'Is Harmful to Health'
Byline: Mohammed Hasan MORE than 1.2 million Londoners are forced to wait a week or longer to see their GP, Ed Miliband warned today. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the Labour leader said it was a "massive problem" and "bad for people's health"...
Mixed Salary Prospects in the City; Remuneration in the Professional Ranks Continues to Outpace Inflation While Those in the Low-Pay Sector Lag Behind, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth PROFESSIONALS working in finance and accounting, financial services, information technology and administration have benefited from an average above-inflation pay rise of 2.6 per cent over the past 12 months, and looking forward...
Mobo Best Newcomer a Breath of Fresh Eyre
Byline: Miranda Bryant Showbusiness Reporter LONDON singer Ella Eyre has told of her pride at being part of a new wave of emerging talent after she was named best newcomer at the Mobo awards. The 20-year-old rising star who beat stiff competition...
Mourners Sing You Are My Sunshine as Parents Focus on Joy of Alice's Life; MURDERED TEENAGER'S COFFIN DECORATED WITH PICTURES OF HER PETS AND FLOWERS
Byline: John Dunne and Justin Davenport CROWDS of mourners gathered today to say a poignant farewell to murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross as her funeral cortege passed through the streets near her home. A motorcycle outrider led a convoy of four...
Now Kop Legends Turning on Balo AND Brendan; Striker Slammed for Swapping Shirts While Boss Is Criticised for Taking a Gamble on Him. by Kevin Garside
Byline: Kevin Garside LIVERPOOL legends have turned on Mario Balotelli and manager Brendan Rodgers for signing the controversial Italian in the first place. Anfield was still reeling after last night's Champions League mauling by Real Madrid. But...
Nurse Wins PS225,000 Payout over Salsa Fall; Holidaymaker Forced to Quit Job after Breaking Ankle at Hotel
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A FORMER army nurse has won PS225,000 compensation after being forced to give up her job because of injuries sustained in a fall while dancing the salsa on holiday. Kathleen Powell spoke today of the...
Paperbacks
Byline: william leith GOAT MOUNTAIN by David Vann (Windmill, PS8.99) DAVID Vann writes intense novels about intimate relationships bursting with violence and brutality. His characters are beasts dragging around the burden of human emotion; they...
Parents of Murdered Boy to Offer PS10,000 to Find 'Other Killers'
Byline: Josh Pettitt THE parents of a murdered teenager said their family would never be the same again as they offered a PS10,000 reward for information on others involved in the killing. A-level student Alim Uddin, 17, was knifed seven times...
PER: WE'RE IN A CRISIS; I'm Struggling, Our Confidence Is Shot, the Passing Isn't Good Enough and We're Not at Our Best
Byline: James Olley PER MERTESACKER admits Arsenal are suffering from a crisis of confidence. The centre-half also criticised the team's passing as he gave a frank assessment of their shortcomings following last night's 2-1 Champions League win...
Pleasures of the Flesh Fully Exposed
Byline: BEN LUKE EXHIBITION EGON SCHIELE: THE RADICAL NUDE Courtauld Gallery, WC2 BEN LUKE A GREAT deal was crammed into Egon Schiele's short life. Born in Tulln outside Vienna, he went to the Austrian capital aged 16 in 1906, sought out Gustav...
QPR's Plans Have Run Aground
Byline: Peter Bill on property QUEENS Park Rangers has come up against a formidable opponent in the pugnacious shape of Geoff Warren. He is the owner of 47 acres of land at Old Oak Common, used by his car sales company Cargiant. QPR wants to...
Rail against Cheating for All You like It's Never Going to Stop
Byline: Dan Jones I'VE been teaching my five-year-old to play snakes and ladders. Naturally, she cheats. In fact, as soon as she knew the rules she started bending them. Up the snakes, down the ladders, nudging the dice, eking out an extra square...
Rich and Moving Account of History's Disappeared
Byline: MELANIE MCGRATH COMMON PEOPLE: THE HISTORY OF AN ENGLISH FAMILY by Alison Light (Fig Tree, PS20) MELANIE MCGRATH ALISON Light's excellent and humane exploration of her family tree, which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize...
Shares Always the Long-Term Winners
Byline: city comment Anthony Hilton WEALTH management firm Brewin Dolphin published a paper yesterday that warned investors in the stock market not to panic because of the recent turmoil. The message was that while they may be tempted to turn their...
Sol: A Black England Boss? It'll Take a Miracle; EXCLUSIVE
SOL CAMPBELL believes the England national team will have a black manager before Britain has a black Prime Minister. The former Arsenal, Tottenham and England defender is scathing about football's approach to black ex-players who want to stay in...
Sol: A Black England Boss? It'll Take a Miracle; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent SOL CAMPBELL believes the England national team will have a black manager before Britain has a black Prime Minister. The former Arsenal, Tottenham and England defender is scathing about football's...
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Aries March 20 - April 19 While many signs prefer to gloss over problems, hoping they'll resolve themselves, you'd rather work things out the moment you realise there's something amiss. Usually, that's wise. However, with so much in transition those...
Stop Turning Our Prisons into Colleges of Crime
Byline: Amol Rajan IN MANY areas of public life, morality and politics pull in opposite directions. Doing the wrong thing can often get you re-elected. In modern Britain, this is especially true of penal policy, because here all the political incentives...
Suffering, Romance and a Reluctant Odyssey on the Burma Railway
Byline: DAVID SEXTON THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan (Chatto, PS16.99) DAVID SEXTON LAST week this novel, published in July, won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Apparently, the judges were split between this book and...
Terror Alert to Protect London; CAMERON: POLICE ARE REVIEWING SECURITY AT MAJOR INSTITUTIONS Terror Advice for Commons
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy EMERGENCY talks are being held to protect Parliament and major London institutions following the terrorist attack on the Canadian capital Ottawa, David Cameron said today. Heads of MI5 and Scotland Yard met...
Tesco Chairman Quits as Profts Plunge by 90%
Jonathan Prynn and Simon Neville TESCO was plunged into fresh turmoil today when its embattled chairman fell on his sword as profits collapsed by more than 90 per cent. Sir Richard Broadbent, who was at the helm of the supermarket giant's board...
Tesco Chaos as Chairman Quits
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Simon Neville TESCO was plunged into fresh turmoil today when its embattled chairman fell on his sword as profits collapsed by more than 90 per cent. Sir Richard Broadbent, who was at the helm of the supermarket giant's...
Tesco Shares Slump after Lewis Fails to Calm Nerves
Byline: Simon Neville THE City hurled brickbats at new Tesco boss Dave Lewis today after he refused to reveal his plans to tackle the most devastating crisis in the supermarket's history and return it to growth. Analysts were spooked as the grocer...
Tesco's Profit Fall Will Be Good News for Customers; the Supermarket's Results Reflect Wider Troubles in a Grocery Industry Where Cutting Prices Is Now the Key
Byline: James Ashton THE fall of corporate empires is rarely quick. Small strategic errors creep in at first, then the numbers slip as the threat of competition is underestimated. Executives unprepared for the new world take flight, infighting ensues,...
Tesco Tumbles as Lewis Leaves City in the Dark
Byline: Simon Neville TESCO boss Dave Lewis took heavy fire from the City today after he gave few hints over his plans to tackle the most devastating crisis in the supermarket's history. Analysts were spooked as the grocer scrapped its previous...
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The Painting's on the Wall; A New Mural Captures the Colourful Past of a Dagenham Estate but Also the Area's Hopeful Future, Its Artist Chad McCail Tells Ben Luke
Byline: Ben Luke IT'S A blustery afternoon in Valence Park at the heart of the Becontree estate in Dagenham. Chad McCail stands on a scaffold, putting the finishing touches to a mural that will enshrine the history of this estate the largest in...
The POW Who Stitched Up Hitler
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THE daughter of a prisoner of war who stitched secret messages of resistance into a tapestry displayed by the Nazis has paid tribute to her father as his diaries are published. Major Alexis Casdagli, of the Royal Army Ordnance...
There's Nothing Sexier Than a Nice Beta Male
Byline: RosamundUrwin ON the Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia, there were once two bull white rhinos. Conservation researchers called one "Alpha" because he had claimed the best territory and would beat "Beta" whenever the pair fought. This was before...
The Tsarina of Stamford Bridge; Meet the Most Powerful Woman in Football: Abramovich's Former PA Who Brought Mourinho Back to Chelsea and Launched F-Word Tirade at John Terry
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE shadowy Tsarina of Stamford Bridge has been behind almost every major decision at Chelsea over the past four years while remaining virtually unknown. Now Marina Granovskaia, arguably the most...
Tycoon Sues QC over Sale of PS3.6m Manor
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A LEADING QC and his wife are locked in a High Court battle with a brickworks tycoon over the purchase of a PS3.6 million country manor they say was riddled with damp. William Griffiths and his wife Angela...
Up-and-Coming Acts Outshine the Big Stars
Byline: andre paine review MOBO AWARDS SSE Arena, Wembley andre paine BRITISH urban music's beating heart is in London, yet in recent years the capital's rappers and divas have had to trek to Glasgow and Liverpool for the Mobo Awards. Last night...
WE CAN DO THE DOUBLE; Spurs Teenager Bentaleb Says Club Can Win Europa League and Also Finish in Top Four
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent WHEN asked the question, Nabil Bentaleb does not flinch. The young midfielder shows the same confidence in Tottenham's prospects this season as he has in his own talent since being catapulted from the...
'We Ducked Behind the Lunch Counter as Unarmed Guards Grabbed Kitchen Knives'
Byline: Justin Ling in Ottawa "THERE'S a security threat. There's an active shooter. Get to cover." New Democrat MP Jamie Nicholls swung open the door to the stairwell, his face frantic. Behind me, a House of Commons security guard blows past,...
Wenger Is Yet to Discover Extent of the Class Divide
Byline: Patrick Barclay Liverpool lost 3-0 at home, were totally dominated by Real Madrid, and yet moved a step closer to qualification for the knockout stages because Basle, always likely to be their main rivals, suffered an even more damaging...
Wenger Needs His Men to Be Wide Boys
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent in Brussels ANDERLECHT 1 ARSENAL 2 LATE goals are a sign of Arsenal's enduring spirit but the mere fact they have to rely on such acts of escapology should concern Arsene Wenger. The Gunners...
What to Stream and What to Beam
Vexed Tonight, London Live, 9pm/ londonlive.co.uk Three cases was exactly four cases too many for DI Kate Bishop (Lucy Punch) to work alongside the doltish and crass DI Jack Armstrong (Toby Stephens), which is why at the start of this new series he's...
WTF Is NFL? TRENDS Are Caged Helmets, Mega Concerts and Big Bucks Coming to London? Nick Curtis Explains 'Football'
Byline: Nick Curtis Oother Yankee expostulations! It looks like an American football team could soon make London its home following overtures made by Chancellor George Osborne to the sport's governing body, the NFL. Test games at Wembley -- continuing...
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