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Articles from September 29, 2015

'Acid Bath Killer' Police Station for Sale at PS35m
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor THE police station in Chelsea where the serial killer known as the Acid Bath Murderer confessed his crimes is on sale for about PS35 million. The five-storey building, which opened in 1939, is one...
A Shirt for Swinter; Trends for an Instant Wardrobe Reboot the Suede Shirt Is Essential. Wear One Now, Says Emma McCarthy -- Whatever the Weather
Byline: Emma McCarthy YOU could argue that you can't improve on a classic white shirt. And you may have a point -- there is, and always will be, a special spot reserved in our wardrobes for such a deliciously uncomplicated staple. But this season...
Aussies Suffer Heavyweight Injury Blows; 22st Skelton and Palu out of World Cup
Byline: Julian Bennetts AUSTRALIA were today dealt a blow ahead of their crunch World Cup game against England after heavyweight forwards Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu were ruled out of the tournament. Both players were injured in Sunday's match...
Biggar in World's Top Three, Says Bennett
Byline: Matt Majendie DAN BIGGAR is on a par with Dan Carter and Johnny Sexton, according to former Wales and Lions fly-half Phil Bennett. Biggar kicked 23 of Wales' 28 points in a famous victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday night in a...
Biggar in World's Top Three, Says Bennett
Byline: Matt Majendie DAN BIGGAR is on a par with Dan Carter and Johnny Sexton, according to former Wales and Lions fly-half Phil Bennett. Biggar kicked 23 of Wales' 28 points in a famous victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday in a man-ofthe-match...
Blame a Lack of Housing Not Creative Hipsters for London's High Rents
Byline: Rohan Silva SKINNY black jeans? Check. Creative job in east London? Yup. Penchant for obscure electronic music? Guilty. OK, I admit it, some people might call me a "hipster" the catch-all term used to describe the kind of people who live...
Boris: No-Brainer to Reject Tour De France; PS35 Million Cost of Event Would Send out Wrong Signals, Says TFL
Byline: RossLydall Chief News Correspondent BORIS JOHNSON today said it was a "no-brainer" for London to turn down the chance to host the opening stages of the 2017 Tour de France. The Amaury Sport Organisation, which runs the race, chose the...
Ca-Zoo-Nova? He's No Lothario, Say Friends of Keeper at Centre of Love-Triangle Fracas
Byline: John Dunne FRIENDS of a llama keeper whose girlfriend was glassed in the fallout from a London Zoo love triangle today claimed he was "no lothario". Meerkat expert Caroline Westlake, 30, was found guilty of injuring Kate Sanders with...
Cereal Cafe 'Is Getting Good PR out of Our Rally'
Byline: John Dunne and Rashid Razaq AN ACADEMIC who took part in an anti-gentrification protest that targeted a cereal cafe today said the owners are "getting good publicity" as a result of the attack. Dr Lisa Mckenzie, a research fellow at the...
Cesc: Blame the Players for Bad Start We're Not Babies
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent in Oporto CESC FABREGAS admits there is no excuse for Chelsea's poor start to the season and says the players must put things right, starting here tonight against Porto. Chelsea go into their second...
Channel 4 Needs to Think outside Box to Change Radically
Byline: Gideon Spanier CHANNEL 4 should not fear a change of ownership. The Government has been a good owner of what was Britain's edgiest broadcaster when it was founded in 1982. Yet it is far from certain that if it did not exist now, it would...
Chelsea Just Cannot Afford Any Self-Inflicted Wounds in Dragao Den
Byline: Patrick Barclay IF Diego Costa plays against Porto tonight, which he surely will because his three-match ban does not apply to Europe, he'll be walking the customary tightrope. Jose Mourinho has seen visiting players sent off at the Dragao...
Classical Is Not Just for White Middle Classes, Says Pianist
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds A CLASSICAL pianist who has worked with Jessie J and Leona Lewis has called for more people to embrace the genre, insisting it is "not just for the white middle classes". Okiem Warmann, 30, started piano lessons aged nine...
CORBYN: I'll Give Power to People; New Labour Leader Promises a Revolution to Change How Britain Is Run 'You Don't Have to Set a Limit on Your Talent and Your Ambition' Labour Party Conference
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor JEREMY CORBYN today promised a revolution in politics, telling Britons: "You don't have to take what you are given." Labour's leader set out to convince the country that the "political earthquake" of his leadership...
Corbyn Revolution: We Can Give Hope and Power to the People; Labour Party Conference
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor JEREMY CORBYN today promised a revolution in politics, telling Britons: "You don't have to take what you are given." Labour's leader set out to convince the country that the "political earthquake" of his leadership...
Credit Default Swaps Could Turn and Give Glencore a Nasty Bite
Byline: Jim Armitage City Editor COMMENTARY SINCE the days of the financial crisis, credit default swaps have mostly been snuggling down quietly towards the back of their cages. Usually placid souls, CDSs barely register in the global to and...
Don't Go to Sleep -- It's Only a Bit of Brain Surgery; When Reuben Hill Had a Brain Tumour Removed, He Was Awake (and Singing) throughout. Susannah Butter Meets Him and His Pioneering Surgeon
Byline: Susannah Butter REUBEN Hill can remember most of his brain surgery. "I spoke for three hours continuously," he tells me. "Then I had to sing at the end. I remember being impressed that I could reach any notes at all." Hill, aged 23, lives...
Energy Tycoon Gives PS2m Boost to Garden Bridge
Byline: Matt Watts and Jonathan Prynn THE fund-raising campaign for the Garden Bridge today received a major boost when a wealthy businessman pledged PS2 million towards the "beautiful new landmark for London". Ian Taylor, president and chief executive...
England Star: Fatherhood Has Transformed Me as a Person
Byline: rugby world cup 2015 Miranda Bryant ENGLAND rugby star Danny Care has told how becoming a father had transformed him as a person on and off the pitch. The 28-year-old, who became a parent for the first time last year with fiancee Jodie...
Family's Tribute to 'Inspirational' Kayaker
Byline: Ben Morgan THE FAMILY of a London student who drowned when his kayak overturned on a New Zealand lake paid tribute today to the "inspirational" man. James Murphy, 20, died with American Daniel Hollnsteiner, 21, when sudden storm winds...
Gallery Soars above the Abstract
Byline: ben luke EXHIBITION JOHN HOYLAND Newport Street Gallery, SE11 SINCE Damien Hirst first told the late British artist John Hoyland that he was "the greatest British abstract painter" in 2009, his interest in him has soared. He has now acquired...
Glencore 'Should Go Private' after Shares Plunge
Byline: Russell Lynch GLENCORE founder Ivan Glasenberg should perform a screeching U-turn and take the mining and trading giant private again if the shares continue to plunge, analysts at powerful investment bank Citigroup said today. The call...
Glencore 'Should Go Private' after Shares Plunge; A SUITABLE MOVE MOSS BROS PLANNINGPUSH INTO MIDDLE EAST AS PROFITS RISE
Byline: Russell Lynch GLENCORE founder Ivan Glasenberg should perform a screeching U-turn and take the mining and trading giant private again if the shares continue to plunge, analysts at powerful investment bank Citigroup said today. The call follows...
Greens Should Make Pacts to Beat the Tories at Next Election, Says MP
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor in Brighton GREEN MP Caroline Lucas today urged her party and Labour not to "fight the hell out of each other" and instead enter into electoral pacts. Ms Lucas told a fringe event at the Labour Party conference...
It's a Feminist Issue; Fashion Milan's Designers Are Finally Joining the Sisterhood. Karen Dacre Reports from a Gen-Fem Front-Row
Byline: Karen Dacre MILAN Fashion Week in a sentence? Italian fashion has got its mojo back (at least it's got its mo back, with the jo almost certain to follow after another successful season). It's not long since the Italian catwalks swarmed...
Jeremy Corbyn Tells Us What He Stands For
RARELY have political pundits set so much store by a Labour leader's speech at party conference as Jeremy Corbyn's first address to delegates in his new role. It is being scrutinised not just for what it contains patriotic sentiment as what it does...
Lily's Thank-You to Midwives Who Taught Her to Breastfeed
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor ACTRESS and model Lily Cole has returned to the London hospital where she gave to birth to thank midwives for teaching her to breastfeed her baby. Cole, 27, went to St Thomas', in Lambeth, a fortnight after announcing...
Lily's Thank-You to Midwives Who Taught Her to Breastfeed
Byline: RossLydall Health Editor ACTRESS and model Lily Cole has returned to the London hospital where she gave to birth to thank midwives for teaching her to breastfeed her baby. Cole, 27, went to St Thomas', in Lambeth, a fortnight after announcing...
Lower Commuter Fares under Plan to Give Mayor More Rail Control; Labour Party Conference
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor HUNDREDS of thousands of commuters would get cheaper fares under plans to give the Mayor of London control over more rail lines, Labour pledged today. Shadow transport secretary Lilian Greenwood...
Master Builders; after 25 Years in Practice Together, Adam Caruso and Peter St John Have Become the Architects of Choice for the Capital's Top Galleries -- Including Damien Hirst's Handsome New Space in Vauxhall
Byline: Robert Bevan Architecture Critic AFTER a quarter of a century of work it is the fate of many architectural practices to accept that they will be building house extensions for the remainder of their existence, or that they have morphed into...
Met Community Officers Face Axe in PS800m Cuts
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor SCOTLAND Yard is planning the biggest shake-up in policing in London in recent years in an effort to meet expected Government cutbacks. Senior officers are considering radical plans to make savings of PS800...
More Housing Must Be a Priority
RISING house prices are a further reminder that we are still failing to build enough homes in this city ["London property prices accelerate to a new record", September 28]. The Mayor's most recent evidence shows we now need nearly 49,000 new homes...
Mourinho Needs the Spirit of His 2004 Vintage Porto
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent in Oporto IN troubled times, there are few better remedies than going back home to find comfort and inspiration. One of the first things Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho did on his return to Estadio do Dragao,...
Now We Will See What Corbyn Is Really Made Of
Byline: Sarah Sands THERE are two narratives at the Labour Party conference which seem contradictory but which could both be true. The first is that this is a gloriously free debate; it is Labour's barmy army so far as Jeremy Corbyn is concerned...
O'Shea: Fabulous Easter Will Give England Energy
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent CONOR O'SHEA believes Nick Easter can help England replicate the heroics of the 2007 World Cup campaign when they face Australia in a make-or-break clash at Twickenham on Saturday. Easter, 37, was yesterday...
Pick of the Day; A Heist Goes Horribly Wrong at the Airport
Daylight Robbery Tonight, London Live, 11.40pm The price my local supermarket charges for organic blueberries, which must have been tended and picked by jaguar cubs born of immaculate conceptions, might well be the heist featured in this film. And...
Pink Floyd Star: Billy Elliot Team Can Bring the Wall to West End
Byline: Tom Teodorczuk in New York PINK FLOYD co-founder Roger Waters has revealed that he is working with the team behind Sir Elton John's musical Billy Elliot to bring the stage version of the band's classic 1979 album The Wall to the West End....
Senior Party Figures Attack Plans for New Member Discounts
Byline: Joseph Watts and Nicholas Cecil SENIOR MPs are lining up for a fullscale battle to stop Jeremy Corbyn giving cut-price Labour membership to tens of thousands of "new supporters" to cement his hold on power. A top Labour figure warned any...
Sex, Singing Pigs and Sinatra. but This Dazzling Show Can Drag; First Night
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS TIPPING THE VELVET Lyric Hammersmith,, W6 THERE are some deliciously unusual ingredients in this passionate story of a young woman's self-discovery. Set in the Victorian underworld, it boasts singing pigs, dead cows whose...
Single-Sex Schools 'Let Pupils Be Children' Students Are Less Inhibited around Their Own Gender, Says Headmaster
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THE HEAD of a leading London boys' school has said single-sex education is better for teenagers as it "allows them to be children for longer". Andrew Halls, head teacher at King's College School in Wimbledon, said it meant...
Spider Bite Almost Cost Air Traveller His Leg
Byline: John Dunne A LONDONER on the trip of a lifetime almost lost his leg after suffering a flesheating spider bite. Jonathon Hogg, 40, said doctors told him he could have died after he was bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider which he...
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Aries March 20 - April 19 Last week, Mars moved into the thorough Virgo. While ordinarily, you might resist the cautious approach to life this accents, with Jupiter also positioned there, it's about broadening horizons. The pace will be slower than...
SUCKER PUNCH; Coquelin's Defensive Shield Vital If Arsenal Are to Avoid Another
Byline: JamesOlley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENAL were once peerless on their own patch against European opposition, but now they have a point to prove. Schalke's 2-0 victory at Emirates Stadium in October 2012 heralded a turning point....
Swept under the Carpet: Truth about Tory Plans for Housing Associations
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell missed a trick at the Labour party conference yesterday. Instead of causing only mild outrage by hinting at the possibility of a financial transactions tax, he might have threatened...
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It's great news that politicians are discussing measures to make London better for walking. This shows the appetite for creating places of beauty that can really be enjoyed on foot -- it's currently so difficult in our congested and polluted city....
The Power of Collective Negotiation to Advertise Call: 020 79 38 38 38 Advertising Feature; If a Group of You Are Affected by Redundancies, Large-Scale Changes to Terms and Conditions or a Change of Employer, It Pays to Negotiate Collectively, Advises Employment Lawyer Ivor Adair from Law Firm Slater and Gordon
Byline: Ivor Adair AMAJOR financial institution announces large-scale redundancies. A wellknown retailer closes several outlets. Or a services contractor transfers some of its business to another firm. In all of these cases a union might not...
The West Would Be Foolish Not to Accept Putin's Grand Bargain; the Russian President's Invitation to Co-Operate in the Battle against Islamic State Is an Era-Defining Moment
Byline: Evgeny Lebedev WRITING in these pages yesterday, Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko argued that this week's historic meeting at the United Nations should presage a new era of co-operation between Russia and the West. The brutality of...
The Young Ones Face a Debt Crisis
Byline: Simon Read People aged 17-24 are facing a financial crisis. The charity Citizens Advice warns that unsecured borrowing is exploding among young adults, and could leave many trapped in debt for years. Worryingly, the number of debt issues...
Union Rep 'Victimised' Female Tube Manager
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent LONDON Underground's most senior Asian female manager was awarded more than PS41,000 in compensation after she was demoted following a "campaign of victimisation" by a senior member of the RMT union. ...
'We Are Burying Our Children on One Side of the Wall, and on the Other Side the Yuppies Are Having the Time of Their Lives' David Cohen Spent a Week on Brixton's Angell Town. His Dramatic First Report Ended with a Shooting. Today He Reveals How the Tragedy Shocked the Estate and Brought New Grief to Lorraine Jones, Still Mourning the Death of Her Son
TO THE casual observer, it looked like an ordinary Wednesday morning on Angell Town. A furniture van delivered a new lounge suite, a lone youngster kicked a ball against the fence of the dilapidated football pitch, cleaners moved through the streets...
Wolseley Plumbs Footsie Depths as Blue-Chips Sink
Byline: Jamie Nimmo market round-up A PS300 million share buyback wasn't enough to prevent Wolseley shares plunging to the bottom of the Footsie as the plumbing supplies group slashed first-half guidance. The company, which is hunting for a new...
Your Personality Isn't Restricted When You're Wearing a Headscarf; Mariah Idrissi Is the First Woman to Model for H&M in a Hijab -- and the Muslim Blogosphere Hasgone Wild. Here, She Talks to Susannah Butter about Balancing Fashion, Faith and Instagram Fame
Byline: SusannahButter YOU know I wear a headscarf, right?" This was Mariah Idrissi's reaction when her model booker friend asked if she wanted to star in H&M's latest ad campaign. Idrissi, 23, meets me between doing manicures at the beauty...
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