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Articles from December 4, 2014

3,200 Foreigners Deported from UK in Crime Crackdown
Byline: Justin Davenport and Martin Bentham MORE than 3,000 foreign criminals have been deported from Britain after being suspected of committing crimes including rape and murder in London, figures revealed today. They include 188 who are classified...
Al Qaeda Threatens to Execute British-Born Hostage Held in Yemen
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger AL QAEDA has threatened to murder a British-born American photographer unless the US government gives in to a range of demands within three days. A three-minute film released by the terror group's Yemeni affiliate...
Al-Sayed's Exit Shows Qataris Operate on a Different Plane
Byline: Chris Blackhurst City Editor commentary WHILE the City's attention was focused on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on Wednesday afternoon, one of the joint bidders in a PS2.2 billion takeover battle quietly changed its boss. Nothing...
An Engaging Candidate Experience; Advertising Feature Employers and Recruiters Are Increasingly Engaging with Potential Candidates Well before the Hiring Process to Ensure All Applicants (Successful or Not) Take Away a Good Impression, with the Short-Listed Entries to This Year's RAD Awards Showing How It's Done, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth "IF you can picture yourself working for an employer, it often becomes infinitely easier to apply and commit, and the best companies are catching on to this as a tactic making the candidate feel like an old friend by the time...
Are You Cool Enough for This Workspace? in the Perfect Office Everything Is Transparent, Lunch Is Made by a Top Chef and Each Day Ends in Dancing. Joshi Herrmann Discovers the Future of Work in a Refurbished East London Carpet Factory
Byline: Joshi Herrmann IT'S THE kind of scene alcohol marketers walk through in their dreams. You step out of a silent, futuristic office pod in the evening after a long day's work all curved plastic and vintage chairs and open the door onto a room...
Arty Outings to Feed the Mind; from Seeing the Latest Fossils to Stargazing at the Royal Observatory or Getting to Helena Pozniak Selects Some Stimulating Destinations Where You Can See and Know Sherlock Holmes, Learn Something New
Byline: Helena Pozniak Royal Observatory Greenwich Peer into the heavens through the Royal Observatory's 18-tonne Victorian telescope during evening openings, then grab a hot drink at the prime meridian. This popular after-dark session runs through...
'At Christmas You Need to Be in Eight Places at Once, and You've Often Double- or Triple-Booked'
Whatsapp conversations, all peppered with Christmas emojis to mitigate the passive aggression inevitable when a group of people tries to select a day on which to do a technically nice activity that you all technically want to do. You've got FOMOX:...
Boris Bike Gets a Rival on Four Wheels
Byline: Miranda Bryant A CAR sharing service that allows drivers to borrow vehicles and leave them at their destination is being launched today -- and hopes to revolutionise transport in the capital. The pay-as-you-go scheme, described as "Boris...
Brits Calm Hopes of a Repeat of London 2012
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent BRITISH CYCLING have downplayed home hopes as their leading riders reassemble at the scene of the team's greatest triumph for the London Track World Cup. Britain won seven golds on the track at London...
Bubbly Brewing; Drink Put Down the Champers. When There's Something to Celebrate It's Time to Raise a Glass of Beer, Says Oscar Williams-Grut
Byline: Oscar Williams-Grut WINE and beer are often seen as poles apart beer is enjoyed by the pint down the pub, while wine is quaffed at bars and restaurants. But as the popularity of craft beer rockets, pints are reinvented as a complex drink...
Cara & Kendall; They Took Their Show on the Road. Phoebe Luckhurst Hails the Fashion World's Hottest Double Act Miss Delevingne Has Got a New 'Wifey' Kim Kardashian's Little Sister Kendall Jenner and This Week
CARA Delevingne is a serial bigamist: she's had a string of high-profile "wifeys" including Rita, Rihanna and (actual girlfriend) Michelle Rodriguez. The latest model is Kardashian spawn Kendall Jenner: the pair have been propping up the bar and cavorting...
Celebrities Join the Search for Impresario's Stolen Dog
Byline: Ben Morgan AMANDA HOLDEN, Michael Ball and Rufus Hound today joined the search for a sick dog stolen from a theatre impresario. John Fahey's beloved cross-breed Minnie was taken from a supermarket in north London two weeks ago after he...
Chancellor Deserves One Cheer for Trying to Sort out Property Tax; Commentary
Joe Murphy Political Editor ONE big cheer for George Osborne for improving stamp duty. But he doesn't yet deserve three cheers. From midnight, this pernicious tax became fairer. Scrapping the unjust "slab" system means sellers will not have to distort...
Chaos in New York as Officer Escapes Charges over Black Man's Death
Byline: Daniel Bates in New York PROTESTERS shut down New York after a grand jury decided a white policeman should not be charged for choking a black man to death. Thousands angry at the killing of Eric Garner, 43, streamed through Manhattan...
City Traders Rally with Prince Harry to Support Our Veterans Campaign; Christmas Appeal
Byline: Anna Davis Deputy Campaigns Editor TOP City firms have come together to back the Evening Standard's Homeless Veterans campaign. Broker ICAP today announced it will give a substantial donation to our Christmas campaign from money raised...
'Colossal Spending Cuts after Election Could Change Role of State beyond Recognition'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy BRITAIN faces "colossal" spending cuts after next year's general election if the Tories return to power which could change the role of the State "beyond recognition", leading economists warned today. The...
Commuters Flee as Train Bursts into Flames during Rush-Hour
Byline: Ben Morgan PASSENGERS were forced to flee a rush-hour train when smoke and flames began leaping from under the carriages. Terrified commuters on the 17.56 from Victoria to Dartford, operated by Southeastern, spotted sparks shooting up...
Croatian Playwright: Row over Migrants Makes Me Feel Foreign
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A CROATIAN playwright who fulfils a long-held dream by premiering a play at the National Theatre said she feels like a Londoner but has been unsettled by the immigration debate. Tena Stivicic, 37,...
Dance DJs? Prodigy's Sixth Album Will Wipe the Floor with Them, Says Liam
THE PRODIGY'S Liam Howlett has warned his band will "wipe the floor" with the current crop of dance DJs when they release their longawaited sixth album early next year. The electronic pioneers, whose last studio album was in 2009, spoke as they were...
Families Are Getting Larger 'Thanks to Tax Credits and Paternity Leave'
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor IMPROVEMENTS in maternity and paternity leave and the introduction of tax credits were today linked to an increase in the size of families. The changes, introduced by the last Labour government, were listed alongside...
FA Won't Be Able to See Mario Is Nothing More Than a Dim Joker
Byline: Dan Jones ANY professional footballer with half a brain and this is a growing constituency will tell you that it is important to prepare for Life After Football. This can mean many things. Some buy racehorses. Some buy some council houses....
Fiancee's Plea for Safer Sites after Builder Is Killed on Basement Dig
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent THE fiancee of a construction worker crushed to death in a PS4 million basement dig demanded new safety measures as his boss today faced jail. Claudia Dorobantu, 29, called for action to ensure the safety...
Greene King Takes on High End to Win Firms' Parties
Byline: Laura Chesters THE boss of the pubs group behind the Hungry Horse chain today claimed it is giving "swanky hotels" a run for their money with champagne and prosecco for Christmas parties. Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King,...
Hampstead Heath Protesters Vow to Fight Ruling on Flood Defences
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds and Robin De Peyer CAMPAIGNERS today vowed to continue fighting plans to install flood defences around several of the pools on Hampstead Heath after the High Court approved the PS17 million scheme. Members of the Heath...
Hey, Santa - I'll Have a Trip to the Stratosphere, the Cover of Vogue and My Very Own Rainforest ... First World Problems: What to Buy a Billionaire for Christmas? A Bit of Space, Says Lucy Tobin
Byline: Lucy Tobin AS CHRISTMAS draws closer, so too does the dilemma of what to buy the person who has everything. But what do you do when that person in your life is an ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI) who has spent the past few decades...
Housebuilders Rise En Masse after UBS Gives Property the Thumbs-Up
Byline: Oscar Williams-Grut MARKET ROUND-UP in association with PROPERTY is still a good investment. That's the verdict of UBS, which today reiterated its calls for investors to jump on the housing ladder by snapping up house-builders. The bank...
If You Can Laugh at Yourself You Will Never Cease to Be Amused; in the Latest in His Series on Striking Images, Our Columnist Says Laughter Is a Wonderful Thing -- but It Has Sometimes Proved Fatal
Byline: Charles Saatchi the naked eye NOBODY would argue that laughing out loud is both pleasurable and harmless -- except a scientist. As you know, there will always be a vital research study being conducted, proving that anything people enjoy...
Ignite Your Festive Spirit with a Magical Day Trip; from a Tour of the Harry Potter Studio to Shopping among the Christmas Markets or Ice Skating amid Amazing Scenery, Helena Pozniak Finds the Perfect Excursion for You
Byline: Helena Pozniak Father Christmas at Legoland Windsor Resort The ultimate Father Christmas experience takes place in the heart of the park, where the jolly old man will be giving out Lego gifts to all the good boys and girls. With elf workshops,...
I like It That I've Inspired Other Mums but I Am Just Trying to Do My Thing; Pavey Reflects on Defying Expectations and How She's Not Done Yet. by Matt MajendieEXCLUSIVE
Byline: Matt Majendie JO PAVEY thought she had it all mapped out. For Christmas 2014, she expected to have finally hung up her running spikes at the end of the last season of her lengthy career. But then she had not countered on enjoying the...
I'll Have Meatloaf, Black Eyed Peas and Some Red Hot Chili Peppers; Chefs Reveal the Music They Listen to While They Cook
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor AT WORK, they cook to a cacophony of clattering pans, high-speed chopping and shouts of "service". At home, however, London's top chefs prefer a more relaxed culinary soundtrack, as they have revealed...
I'm Unbroken Star Jack's Biggest Fan, Says Angelina
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York ANGELINA JOLIE has lavished praise on Jack O'Connell, the English star of her new Second World War drama Unbroken. Speaking to the Standard at a lunch for the movie at Manhattan's Metropolitan Hotel, Jolie said:...
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll but They'll like It; Music booksThere's a Poptastic Choice for Music Fans This Year. David Smyth Picks the Best
Byline: David Smyth WHO better to represent the true spirit of this season of excess than a bunch of rock stars? This year's crop of music biographies, auto- or otherwise, sometimes follow a path we know so well: miserable obscurity/glittering success/druggy...
It Was about Justice, Says Comic's Friend Who Sued Met over Arrest
Byline: Josh Pettitt A FRIEND of comedian Noel Fielding who won more than PS100,000 in damages from the Met after his leg was shattered in an arrest today said: "It's not about the money, it's about justice." James Browne, 54, sued after he was...
Kane Calls on Spurs to Pick Themselves Up for Palace
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane has told his team-mates they cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves following another Chelsea defeat. Spurs failed to end their Stamford Bridge hoodoo -- they not won...
Launchbury Is out of Wasps' Farewell
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent JOE LAUNCHBURY is unlikely to return to rugby until the New Year so will miss two of Wasps' landmark games, having already suffered the disappointment of sitting out the autumn Tests. A neck injury ruled...
Looking for the New Shoreditch
Byline: Peter Bill on property LAST week, Tom Martin made a PS14 million profit from selling three office blocks in Shoreditch for PS26 million. This Monday, the 48-year-old strolled up the King's Road wondering where to spend his windfall. Not...
My Autistic Son's Now Scared to Go out after Being Stabbed in Street
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds AN AUTISTIC boy who was stabbed in the neck while walking in central London is now terrified to go out on his own, his mother said today. Eamonn Finn, 16, was walking to a youth club for children with disabilities and learning...
National Treasure; Arthur Darvill's New Role as Villainous Pirate Long John Silver at the National Theatre Is a Far Cry from His Boyish Turn as Doctor Who's Sidekick, He Tells Johanna Thomas-Corr
Byline: Johanna Thomas-Corr ARTHUR Darvill enters the room looking pale. Rehearsals for the National Theatre's Christmas production of Treasure Island are nearing a critical point. He's just fallen down a hole. Not a wormhole, as he did on many...
No Matic, No Problem for Mourinho as Blues Show They Have Plenty in Reserve
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent CHELSEA 3 TOTTENHAM 0 IF Chelsea have proved that the absence of Diego Costa cannot loosen their grip on the Premier League title race, then the next test that awaits them is coping without Nemanja...
No Need for FOMOX* *Fear of Missing out on Xmas; Trends Are You in a Panic over Which Party to Attend and How to Work While Drinking? It's a December Disease, Explains Phoebe Luckhurst
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst IN ALL the feverish hyperbole of December, you're worried you might miss Christmas. Indeed, you're concerned that you'll wake up on C-day, stagger out of your hangover, try to collect a ragtag band of friends with whom to...
Over 50% of Ambulances Miss Response Time Targets
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor EMERGENCY ambulances are reaching less than half of critically ill people in parts of London within NHS target response times, it can be revealed today. Performance has plummeted to a modern-day low, with up...
Over 50% of Ambulances Miss Response Time Targets 999 CREWS ARRIVING IN EIGHT MINUTES
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor EMERGENCY ambulances are reaching less than half of critically ill people in parts of London within NHS target response times, it can be revealed today. Performance has plummeted to a modern-day low, with up...
Paperbacks
Byline: William Leith HUNDRED DAYS: THE END OF THE GREAT WAR by Nick Lloyd (Penguin, PS9.99) IN JULY 1918, close to the end of the First World War, Nick Lloyd tells us, the German army was weak and demoralised: "They had lost the initiative." They...
Practical and Great-Looking ... the Skoda Yeti Has It All
Byline: David Williams road test SKODA YETI ELEGANCE GREENLINE 1.6 TDI CR DPF 105PS 5G MANUAL Top speed: 109 mph; 0-62 mph: 12.1 seconds; Price: PS21,475 WHAT do you want in the perfect London family motor? I'd suggest a combination of compactness...
Presents for the Petrolhead in Your Life; What Do You Get the Keen Motorist for Christmas? Here's Our Selection of Gifts That Will Make Life in 2015 a Little More Fun, Luxurious or Just Easier
Byline: David Williams MOTORING CONSUMER JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR PUMP UP THE VOLUME Fancy a compact, high-quality Bluetooth speaker so that when you motor to that campsite or hotel, you can carry on listening to favourite tunes? UK firm Bayan has...
Pros and Cons of Osborne's Plans
AMONG all the policy announcements and giveaways in the Autumn Statement was one key line. Explaining why he had reduced the borrowing forecast in 2017/18, George Osborne said "the interest we pay on our national debt is PS16 billion lower in that...
Race to Beat Stamp Duty Deadline on London's Top Homes; Sales Worth Millions Are Sealed before midnightPS30m House Sale Rushed Throughto Save Buyer PS1.4m in Stamp dutyIt Was like Election Night or the Last Night of the Sales, Says Estate Agent
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil LONDON house sales worth hundreds of millions of pounds were raced through to exchange in a dramatic scramble to beat the midnight deadline for higher stamp duty rates. The extraordinary "stamp duty stampede"...
Race to Beat Stamp Duty Deadline on Top Homes; PS30m House Sale Rushed through to Save Buyer PS1.4m in Stamp dutyIt Was like Election Night or the Last Night of the Sales, Says Estate Agent
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil LONDON house sales worth hundreds of millions of pounds were raced through to exchange in a dramatic scramble to beat the midnight deadline for higher stamp duty rates. The "stamp duty stampede" last...
Reclaim Female Breasts from the Marketing Men
Byline: RosamundUrwin WE'VE BEEN bombarded with breasts this week. First there were the Madonna mammaries, on display in Interview magazine. Next came the Claridge's boob, where the hotel handed a mother an enormous napkin -- a tit tent, if you...
Sake and Service with a Big Smile
Byline: victoria stewart IPPUDO 3 Central St Giles Piazza, WC2 (020 7240 4469, ippudo.co.uk). Lunch 11am-3pm, dinner 5pm-10.30pm. PS60 for threecourse dinner for two with sake FOLLOWING an Evening Standard-Google panel debate about the possibility...
Sanchez Winning Mentality a 'Breath of Fresh Air' for Gunners
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN says Alexis Sanchez has brought a winning mentality to Arsenal. Sanchez scored a late winner against Southampton and Oxlade-Chamberlain (right) believes the Chile forward has...
Shooting Star Aguero Can Make Life Difficult for Chelsea
Byline: Patrick Barclay IT MAY, after all, be a two-horse race for the English title, to judge from the class of a Manchester City triumph at Sunderland in which Sergio Aguero did things of which his former father-in-law, Diego Maradona, would have...
Sky Boosts War Chest for Football and Mobile Bids with PS800m Betting Sale
Russell Lynch SKY added up to PS800 million to its coffers for Premier League rights and a potential swoop for a mobile operator today with the sale of its Sky Bet online gaming business. The huge deal gives the satellite broadcaster's chief executive...
Slow-Over Rate Sees Cook Hit with a Ban
SKIPPER Alastair Cook has been banned for England's fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka after they were found guilty of a slow overrate in yesterday's five-wicket win. Eoin Morgan will take over as captain for their next match, on Sunday...
SME Lending Is Healthier but Danger Lurks
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment IT MAY seem a slightly surreal suggestion, given the problems that small businesses have faced getting finance in the past few years, but quietly and without fuss, lending to SMEs has become remarkably and some...
Spectre Returns with Oscar-Winning Villain
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent THE next James Bond movie will be titled Spectre and feature Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the villain, it was announced today. Director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli revealed teasing...
Spend Christmas with Bardot, Brando and Burt; Film Books from Biographies of Screen Legends to a PS900 Monster about Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey There Are Great Gifts for Any Movie Buff, Says Nick Curtis
LADIES first: in this year's crop of cinematic life stories, Sophia Loren's Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life (Simon & Schuster, PS20) should be the heavy artillery. Born poor and illegitimate in wartime Italy, an extravagant beauty, an Oscarwinner...
Stamp Duty Is a Tax on London So We Should Keep More of It; the Chancellor's Reform of Property Tax Will Still Hit Buyers in the Capital Hard. We Need More Radical Changes
Byline: James Ashton SOMETHING had to give. Politicians have been circling London's property market with a hungry look in their eyes for a year or more. Yesterday, George Osborne struck. What better way to prove to a doubting electorate with just...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 19 True, you're accomplishing a great deal, but it's at a cost. You haven't seen much of those you care about or had much fun for weeks. With your ruler Mars having accented life's practicalities...
Stylish Christmas Presents; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
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Stylist to the Stars Spared Jail after Two Drink-Drive Crashes within One Week; MOTHER KEPT UP 'FACADE' OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSWOMAN WHILE BATTLING ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
Byline: Tony Palmer and Simon Freeman A STYLIST to the stars narrowly escaped prison after crashing her car while four times the drink-drive limit twice in the same week. Clare Harries, whose clients include Angelina Jolie, Daniel Radcliffe,...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
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The Capital Must Not Be the Treasury's Cash Cow
THE day after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, the real consequences of one of its most significant elements for London, the reform of stamp duty, are sinking in. George Osborne's assertion that making the system progressive will benefit 98 per...
The V&A Falls Head over Heels for Shoes; Exhibition Traces Our Fascination with Footwear
Byline: Louise Jury Chief Arts Correspondent A BLOCKBUSTER exhibition will tell the story of the pleasure and pain of shoes from Cinderella winning her prince to Naomi Campbell taking a tumble on the catwalk. More than 200 pairs of contemporary...
Time to Show Your Appreciation; Kate Rowepicks Some of the Top Pantomimes and Onstage Spectaculars to Watch with Your Loved Ones
Byline: Kate Rowe The Railway Children A new, purpose-built venue plays host to this stunning adaptation of E Nesbit's heart-stirring classic. Constructed around a train track with a real 60-tonne steam locomotive, it's an exhilarating and emotional...
Turing Honoured in New Knowledge Quarter; Research Centre in King's Cross to Be Named after Wartime Genius
Byline: Joe Murphy and Nick Curtis A MAJOR research institute named after Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing is to open in the area being dubbed London's Knowledge Quarter, it was announced today. The world-class centre joins 35 top institutions...
Two-Faced Chancellor Sets New Standards in Smoke and Mirrors
Byline: Russell Lynch ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AT HIS twice-yearly set pieces, the Chancellor rules the roost for an hour at least. His privilege of office is that he can put the finest possible polish on the UK economy, selecting facts with an assassin's...
US Teacher's Killer 'Could Be Man Disguised in Black Robes'
Byline: Michael Howie AN AMERICAN teacher was stabbed to death in a ladies lavatory at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall by an assassin dressed in traditional black robes. The suspect's entry and exit from the scene clad in a black abaya worn by many...
Violinist Defended after She Halted Concert to Tell off Coughing Child
Byline: Miranda Bryant MUSICIANS today leapt to the defence of violinist Kyung Wha Chung after a mid-concert outburst prompted by the coughing of a young child. Chung, one of the world's top violinists, played at Royal Festival Hall earlier this...
Warnock: Spurs Blocked My Kane Bid Because of Europe
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent NEIL WARNOCK today revealed Crystal Palace tried to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer. Palace approached Spurs about a loan deal but Mauricio Pochettino wanted to keep the forward at White...
Weekend Tube Works Will Be Halted to Help Launch of All-Night Services
Byline: Matthew Beard Transport Editor FIVE London Underground lines will be spared weekend closures for more than three months to allow for the smooth introduction of the Night Tube, the Standard has learned. The 24-hour weekend services will...
WE HAVE TO FIGHT IN THE STRENGTH OFF CITY TITLE RACE; Remy Says Winning without Costa Shows Chelsea's Depth
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent LOIC REMY believes Chelsea have the strongest squad in the Premier League after they maintained their six-point lead in the table without Diego Costa. Chelsea had a comfortable 3-0 victory over Tottenham...
What to Stream and What to Beam
London: The Inside Story Tonight, London Live, 8pm/ londonlive.co.uk Westminster might be a borough so wealthy it could buy half the country to use as a retreat but it's full of muck, dodginess, and people extracting the urine. Outside of Parliament...
Women at the Mercy of History; THEATRE
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD 3 WINTERS National's Lyttelton, SE1 THE National Theatre is adopting an agreeably international outlook at the moment. In the new Dorfman auditorium, Here Lies Love examines Imelda Marcos and the Philippines, whereas the...
Work in Progress Welbeck's Not Ready to Go Solo; Summer Signing Wants to Lead the Line but He Is in Danger of Looking Fifth Best When All of Arsenal's Front Men Return to Fitness
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent ARSENAL 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0 DANNY WELBECK wants to play as Arsenal's main striker yet it took Olivier Giroud just 25 minutes to show the England forward he is not the best man for the job. Welbeck has...
Zoella's Mega-Seller Represents the Future of Youth Publishing
Byline: David Sexton IT'S A moment. Apparently from nowhere, a Young Adult novel, Girl Online (Penguin, PS12.99) by 24-year-old Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has shot to the top of the bestseller lists. It shifted 78,109 copies in its first week of publication,...
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