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Articles from October 28, 2015

Abramovich Is Urged to Stick with Mourinho; Defeat to Liverpool Could Lead to Sack but Remy Says Under-Fire Boss Must Stay; Exclusive
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent LOIC REMY today pleaded with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich not to sack Jose Mourinho. Mourinho's future as the club's manager is under severe threat after Chelsea suffered their eighth defeat of the...
A New Line Is Launched; It's a Double First for Commuters as Oxford Gets a New Rail Route from London and a New Town, Says David Spittles
Byline: says David Spittles THIS week saw the opening of the Oxford Parkway to London line, the first new rail link between the capital and a major British city in more than a century. Since railway expansion led to the creation of suburbs and...
A Riverboat Shuffle to SE10; Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY After being buffeted by wet and windy weather on my bike ride to the office, it's straight into our weekly sales meeting at 8.30am. We recap on the previous week and discuss the days ahead, while listening to our Welsh colleague gloat about...
Arsenal Sleepwalk into Nightmare of Their Own Making; Complacency Was Again at the Heart of a Poor Display as Squad's Lack of Depth Was Exposed on a Night When Some Experienced Players Let the Club Down
Byline: JamesOlley at Hillsborough SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 3 ARSENAL 0 UNDERESTIMATING opponents can prove costly. Both Arsene Wenger and the team he selected were guilty of thinking they could march into Hillsborough without waking a sleeping giant....
Barclays Gets Its Man: US Banking Veteran Staley Could Land PS10m Pay
Byline: Russell Lynch JES Staley became Barclays' PS10 million man today as the American was formally confirmed as the bank's new chief executive. The veteran former JPMORGAN banker will join in December on PS2.75 million in annual pay, including...
Bargain News; Buy and Store This Half-Price Bistro Set
Byline: Alison Cork BUY garden furniture out of season to make great savings and store it away for when the weather warms up. The Fontainbleu bistro set, right, from Within was PS189 but is now reduced to PS94.50. It is made from sturdy steel with...
BAT Lighting Up after Sales Outstrip City Hopes; Market Round-Up
Byline: Jamie Nimmo THERE were no smoke and mirrors from British American Tobacco today just a solid trading statement that helped its shares puff higher. The world's number-two cigarettes maker rose 68p, or 1.8%, to 3861.5p, taking its leap...
Bayliss Keen to Put in the Hard Yards for England
Byline: Chris Stocks in Dubai ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss has underlined his commitment to the job by agreeing to spend more than six months away from home this winter. Bayliss left his family base in Penrith, New South Wales, on September 29...
Black & White; Be Inspired by Coco Chanel, Now Showing at the Saatchi Gallery. the Iconic Parisian Fashion Designer Had a Passion for Black-and-White Homeware, Says Dominic Lutyens
Byline: says Dominic Lutyens COCO CHANEL'S effortless chic, not to mention her racy personal life, are endlessly fascinating. There have been several Chanel biopics, and now Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery exhibition, Mademoiselle Prive -- the title refers...
Blatter: Russia 2018 Agreed before Vote
SEPP BLATTER today revealed it had been agreed the 2018 World Cup would go to Russia even before the vote took place. The suspended FIFA president has told Russian news agency TASS that the tournament was always lined up to go to Russia with the...
Box Sets with a Difference; RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Byline: Fay Maschler WAZEN 2 Acton Street, WC1 (020 3632 1069, wazen-restaurant.co.uk). Mon-Sat noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm (10.30pm Fri & Sat). Lunchtime bento boxes PS8.80-17. A la carte (evenings only) a meal for two with sake/wine, about PS120...
Cameron's 'Swarm' Warning Puts Migrants at Risk, Says UN Chief
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON was caught in a ferocious migration row today after a UN chief claimed politicians' use of language such as "swarm" could lead to families being murdered. UN Human Rights Commissioner...
Cameron's 'Swarm' Warning Risks Murder of Migrants, Says UN Chief
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor DAVID CAMERON was caught in a ferocious migration row today after a UN chief claimed politicians' use of language such as "swarm" could lead to families being murdered. UN Human Rights Commissioner...
Can I Have This Pathway All to Myself?
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QTHERE is a pathway that runs along the front doors of all the houses in our street. No one knows who owns it. I have lived in the street for the past 15 years and, during this time, have used...
Chuka Demands an End to All-White FTSE 100 Boards
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent TWO prominent politicians today called for an end to "all-white" boards at FTSE 100 companies. Labour MP Chuka Umunna and former Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable said the Government...
Come Clean over Diesel Tests, Zac Tells Ex-Minister
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent TORY mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith today demanded that a former Conservative Environment Secretary should "come clean" on what she knew about the diesel emissions testing scandal. Mr Goldsmith said...
Corbyn Attacks PM over Tax Credit Cuts 'For Three Million'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy DAVID CAMERON refused six times today to say that millions of people would not be worse off next year as a result of cuts to working tax credits. In a heated exchange at Prime Minister's Questions, Labour...
Dating Industry Must Be Regulated to Protect Users, Says Matchmaker
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THE head of a matchmaking agency has called for "careful" regulation of the industry to protect people using on and offline dating services. Rachel MacLynn, 36, has almost 10 years' experience in the industry and founded...
Decisions Taken Abroad Leave the Fed Playing for Time; COMMENTARY
Byline: Russell Lynch Deputy City Editor IN the ornate surroundings of the chandeliered board room at the Federal Reserve Board's headquarters, Fed chairman Janet Yellen the world's most powerful central banker turns solemnly to her deputy Stanley...
DLR Workers to Cripple City with 48-Hour Strike over Conditions
Byline: Dick Murray THE Square Mile faces major disruption next week after union barons ordered a crippling 48-hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway. RMT insiders say they expect to bring the entire network which serves 300,000 people a...
Duff: I Went Underground to Research Stage Role of Miner's Wife
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent ANNE-MARIE DUFF took the research for her latest role to new depths by going hundreds of feet underground in a coal mine. The actress, currently in cinemas alongside Carey Mulligan in the film Suffragette,...
Earlsfield's Stepping into the Limelight; A Fast Commute to Waterloo and Excellent Shops Are Making This Zone 3 Suburb a Hit with First-Time Buyers, Says Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: says Ruth Bloomfield OVERSHADOWED by more fashionable neighbours, Earlsfield has always had a slight image problem. It's not as glamorous as Battersea, as village-y as Wimbledon or as cool as Brixton, but don't let its low profile deter...
Family Demands Answers over Mystery Death of 'Perfect Girl'
Byline: Ben Morgan THE family of a young mother found dead in her bed has demanded: "Tell us what happened to our perfect girl." TerriLee Sanderson, 24, was found by firefighters who climbed into her second-floor flat after her mother dialled...
Family of Man Dragged to Death by Unlicensed Cabbie Welcome Jail Term
Byline: Ben Morgan THE family of a City executive dragged to his death by an unlicensed minicab today said justice had been done after his killer was jailed for eight years. Oliver Farrell, 27, was leaning into the car's window as the driver...
F-Grade Pupil in A-Grade Punch-Up; Pick of the Day
FTonight, London Live, 10.30pm We're not ashamed to admit that we fared pretty well in school, which may sound as if we're blowing our own horn, but in every lesson we would hear how impressed our teachers were with our work. The teacher would hand...
Gunners Were Always Going to Be off Colour in Two Shades of Blue
Byline: Patrick Barclay THE kindest thing to say on Arsenal's behalf is that Arsene Wenger, his staff and players could not have known quite how good Sheffield Wednesday would be, even if his spies had watched every minute of a seven-match unbeaten...
Harissa Explains It All; Trends; the African Paste Is Firing Up Everything from Breakfast to Bloody Marys, Says Frankie McCoy
Byline: Frankie McCoy CAN you stand the heat? Then it's time to harass your waiter for harissa. The fiery North African chilli paste isn't new -- it's 500 years old, in fact -- but this autumn it's everywhere, firing up brunch menus and restoring...
Harry Meets First Lady as He Takes His Invictus Games to the US
Byline: Robert Jobson and Liam Maguire PRINCE HARRY and injured Armed Forces veterans were today meeting First Lady Michelle Obama in America to support the 2016 Invictus Games. The prince was also meeting recovering military service personnel...
Hero Officer Took on Gang While Christmas Shopping
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor AN OFF-DUTY police officer who tackled a violent gang while doing his Christmas shopping has won a top honour for bravery. Pc Winston Mugarura, 28, was shopping near Charing Cross when he intervened to save...
Hiddink and Ancelotti Both Open Door to Bridge Return
GUUS HIDDINK today refused to rule out a return to managing Chelsea as Carlo Ancelotti also made himself available for the role at Stamford Bridge, writes Simon Johnson. Jose Mourinho could be sacked if Chelsea lose at home to Liverpool on Saturday,...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish For more celebrity gossip, visit homesandproperty.co.uk/gossip Spy out this Spectre retreat ? BETWEEN shooting scenes for movie-of-the-moment Spectre, the Bond film crew would use the new Riverwalk development, right, in SW1...
Hop Idol; Drink; Robert Plant's Son Is Brewing Up a Storm in Tottenham. He Talks Craft Cans and Rocking Pub Crawls with Rachael Sigee
Byline: with Rachael Sigee WHETHER it's Hackney Wick or Bermondsey you can hardly move in London without stumbling over a microbrewery these days. And the popularity of craft beer means some of them are not quite so micro these days. Since Logan...
Hot to Pot
Byline: Katie Law FOLLOWING the success of The Great British Bake Off comes the launch on Tuesday of a new four-part television series, The Great Pottery Throw Down, on BBC2. The programme is filmed at Middleport Pottery in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent...
Humans Star Gemma: My Parents Didn't Want Me to Act but They're Proud Now
Byline: Simon Mills and Miranda Bryant GEMMA CHAN says her parents are proud of her at last having forgiven her for becoming an actress instead of a lawyer. The star, who describes her Chinese-Scottish pharmacist mother as a "gentle tiger-mum",...
I Shot Audition for 007 Role in Kitchen with Friend
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster ACTRESS Stephanie Sigman has revealed that she secured her part in the latest James Bond movie by filming her audition tape in her kitchen with a friend. She plays Estrella,...
Join the Pilgrims; This Buzzing Cathedral City Can Offer Commuters London or France in about the Same Time
FOLLOWING in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, thousands of passengers crowding the platforms of St Pancras International each evening are heading towards Canterbury, writes Ruth Bloomfield. This small, historic university city has obvious appeal...
Kenneth Branagh? He's Just like Jeremy Corbyn; Zoe Wanamaker Talks to Nick Curtis about Her Return to the West End, Her Father's Failed Attempts to Keep Her Away from Theatre -- and Why You Should Never Call Her a Luvvie
Byline: Nick Curtis HE TOOK a lot of flak years ago, just like Jeremy Corbyn, people throwing stuff at him because he is an individual," says Zoe Wanamaker. "I think it's to do with envy in this country." The fiercely pixyish 66-year-old actress...
Leonard: Not Being on RFU Panel Is a Good Thing, It Wouldn't Have Felt Right; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Chris Jones Rugby Correspondent Leonard (right) day I see nothing ASON LEONARD today revealed why he is not part of the RFU panel looking into England's disastrous World Cup. JAlong with Sir Clive Wood- ward, Leonard has been constantly...
Lightbulb Moment Brings High-Speed Internet
Byline: MarkBlunden Technology Reporter SUPER-FAST internet delivered via beams of light instead of crowded wi-fi signals could revolutionise how Londoners get online, its inventor said today. Li-Fi uses ordinary LED lights to transmit data wirelessly...
Little Fighter PARENTS' JOY AS BABY MIA DEFIES DOCTORS' PREDICTIONS TO REACH HER FIRST BIRTHDAY
Byline: Ross Lydall THE parents of a baby girl who was not expected to survive a traumatic birth praised her as a "true fighter" as she prepares to celebrate her first birthday. Matt Wenham, 39, and fiancee Liz Green, 28, from Barnehurst, said...
Londoners Plump for Neighbourhood Restaurants in Top Food Award Finals
Byline: David Churchill FOUR leading independent London restaurant bosses today said they were honoured at beating some of the capital's most famous names to reach the final of a prestigious award. Foxlow in Stoke Newington, Bibo in Putney, The...
Lords 'Must Not Be Punished for Tax Credits Clash'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy DAVID CAMERON was today warned not to "punish" the Lords after the parliamentary clash over tax credits. Former Lords Speaker Baroness Hayman backed the review ordered by the Prime Minister into the relationship...
Love the View from a Spectacular Terrace; Elegant Wooden Decking, Evergreen Planting and Subtle Lighting Make This London Balcony a Year-Round Treat
Byline: Pattie Barron MAKING a great outside space from a small terrace and a tinier balcony presents a challenge, even for the most creative garden designers. "All roof gardens and balconies are tricky because there are so many construction...
Newsprint Can Thrive as Long as It Embraces the Right Innovations; Media Analysis
Byline: Roy Greenslade IT IS habitual among journalists to call for radical change in every sphere except their own. They demand that politicians enact new laws, call on businesses to innovate and lecture football managers on the need to adopt new...
Oligarch's 'Secret Daughter' Wins Right to Test His Remains
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent A BILLIONAIRE oligarch's "secret daughter" today won her High Court fight against his widow for possession of his remains. Kakha Bendukidze, 58, died at the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane last November,...
Orphaned by Ebola and Starving, These Young Girls Were Forced to Have Sex Just to Eat; Ebola in Sierra Leone Has Orphaned Tens of Thousands of Children. in the City of Makeni, Kiran Randhawa Hears How Girls Who Have Lost Their Families Are Preyed on by Men
Byline: Kiran Randhawa PATRICIA LAMBOI dropped out of school so she could sell herself to men at the local nightclub. The teenager lost all of her family apart from her elderly grandmother to Ebola and, without prostituting herself, she fears she...
Pension Knowledge Needs to Go Up a Gear
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment SPEAKING at the Lord Mayor's banquet the other day, Tracey McDermott, interim boss of the Financial Conduct Authority, used the car industry as an example of how sectors can raise their game to meet externally...
Property Search
Lifechanger of the week cruise down to a Cornish delight PS1 million: a Cornish Christmas could be in order at this dreamy riverfront home in Calstock. Plenty of wow factor comes from huge rooms, such as the dining room that seats 20 and the highspec...
Pucker Up the Art of the Perfect PDA
PUBLIC snogging is a power play. When you were a teenager, popular and promiscuous classmates pulled at the back of the bus to demonstrate to peers that they were mad, bad and sexually experienced. On the Tube, couples canoodle to show that they've...
Rivals' Fury as BT Gets Thumbs Up for PS12.5bn EE Mega-Deal
Byline: Simon Neville BT won a decisive victory today in the battle to force its way into the mobile phone market as its PS12.5 billion megamerger with EE was waved through by the competition watchdog. Rivals were furious with the decision, having...
Roman Risks Making a Fatal Mistake If He Pulls the Trigger on Wounded Manager
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent STOKE CITY 1 CHELSEA 1 Stoke win 5-4 on penalties ROMAN ABRAMOVICH has had plenty of practice sacking Chelsea managers over the past 12 years and the justification for doing so has always been pretty...
Silence of the Lords Will Come with a New, More Acceptable Plan; the Chancellor Is Clearly Stung by the Tax Credit Defeat but a Calculated Reply Must Override Any Fury towards the Peers
Byline: Anne McElvoy REVENGE for the Lords vote against George Osborne's tax credit reform has come with a terrible swift sword. Not even 24 hours had elapsed before No 10 announced a "rapid review" (transparent code for "rapid retaliation") into...
Six Basement Digs in a Chelsea Street; Residents Say Disruption Will Be 'Intolerable'
Byline: Matt Watts and Benedict Moore-Bridger HOMEOWNERS in a tiny Chelsea enclave today said their lives would be made "intolerable" by six basement extensions set to be carried out in the street at the same time. Former chancellor Norman Lamont's...
Six Basement Digs in a Chelsea Street; Residents Say Disruption Would Be 'Intolerable'
Byline: Matt Watts and Benedict Moore-Bridger HOMEOWNERS in a tiny Chelsea enclave today said their lives would be made "intolerable" by six basement extensions set to be carried out in the street at the same time. Former chancellor Norman Lamont's...
Speroni Poised for Palace Comeback
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent ALAN PARDEW faces a selection dilemma with Julian Speroni back in contention for Crystal Palace after nearly three months out through injury. Speroni has not played this season because of a hand problem...
Spotlight Highgate; Glitterati and Literati Love the Retro Feel of This Hilltop London Village, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: says Anthea Masey SET on a hilltop with views over London, sought-after Highgate has long had lofty ambitions. A pretty area with an 18th-century village feel, highbrow types are attracted to its elegant and expensive Georgian homes, open...
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Aries March 20 - April 19 The misunderstandings you are currently facing could be the result of errors made in the past that remain undetected. Knowing that is possible, investigate. What you discover could resolve those issues and untangle difficulties...
Streetwise Aussies Can Bring Brilliant All Blacks Down
Byline: 55 Dan Jones AND so it approaches: the Rugby World Cup Final, the collision of two genuine rugby titans from opposite sides of the Tasman Sea. By the time the trick-or-treaters are banging doors at tea-time on Halloween we will know whether...
Tax Credits: The Tip of the Iceberg
WHILE the proposed cuts to tax credits take centre stage, there are other worrying welfare-reform measures planned. In July, the Chancellor announced moves to cut PS30 a week from claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). I work with...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
Surely the fact that cancer is linked to eating animals is irrelevant? The reason we should not eat animal products is that it's wrong to harm and kill animals. Those used in the dairy and egg industry live longer and are treated just as badly as their...
The Big Brute; Lovers of Brutalist Architecture Have a Treat in Store but Must Start Queuing Now for These Rare New Homes at the Barbican. by David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles THE Barbican estate has long been hot property. Next month's launch of 74 flats in a former YMCA hostel, part of the brutalist complex, will excite not just lovers of concrete architecture but also a growing number of people...
The Eurostar Protest Is about More Than Me; When Charlie Gilmour Was Seen with Activists in St Pancras on Saturday, His Presence at Anotherdemonstration Caused an Internet Meltdown. Here, He Explains Why He Had to Be Part of the Fight
Byline: Charlie Gilmour POLICEMEN, batons drawn, rained down blows on the ragtag crowd of people protesting at St Pancras International in solidarity with migrants and refugees. The protesters, many of whom had made their way over from the nearby...
The Eyes Have It; Designers Love Eyes, Says Barbara Chandler. They Add a Surreal Touch to Textiles, a Flirtatious Message to Motifs, They're Fun on China and They Make a Statement on Walls. Have You Eyeballed the Trend?
Byline: says Barbara Chandler. 1 WALLS HAVE EYES wallpaper, from Edinburgh-based designer George Douglas, is PS89 for a 10-metre roll, from Feathr (feathr.com). 2 THIS Fornasetti china wall plate costs PS125 from Milk Concept Boutique -- see...
There Are More Women on Boards, Now Tackle Ethnic Diversity Too; Chuka Umunna and Vince Cable
IT IS rare that an issue can defeat the partisanship that characterises our politics but the campaign to transform business leadership in this country to reflect modern Britain has bucked the trend. In 2010, a Liberal Democrat Business Secretary...
'Thieves Posed as Wealthy Couple to Steal PS32,000 of Harrods Designer Handbags'
Byline: Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent TWO thieves posing as a wealthy couple stole three designer handbags worth nearly PS32,000 from the luxury accessories room at Harrods, a court was told. Dov Herman, 46, and Meital Pardo, 31, were arrested...
Time to End This 'One Size Fits All' Regulation
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment ONE of the brightest things banking regulators have done since the crash is to develop the concept of systemically important financial institutions. What this recognises is that all banks, insurers and securities...
Tube Terror; COMMUTERS TRAPPED IN RUSH-HOUR CRUSH AFTER BRUTAL ASSAULT 'Tube Attendants Looked Completely Overwhelmed It Was Really Unsafe'
Byline: Ben Morgan, David Churchill and Ross Lydall TERRIFIED commuters were caught up in a "dangerous" rush-hour crush at one of London's busiest stations after a man was brutally attacked by a gang. Scenes of chaos hit Stratford station as...
TUBE TERROR; COMMUTERS TRAPPED IN RUSH-HOUR CRUSH AFTER BRUTAL ASSAULT'Tube Attendants Looked Completely Overwhelmed It Was Really Unsafe'
Byline: Ben Morgan, David Churchill and Ross Lydall TERRIFIED commuters were caught up in a "dangerous" rush-hour crush at one of London's busiest stations after a man was brutally attacked by a gang. Scenes of chaos hit Stratford station as...
TV Needs to Rid Industry of Rich-Kid Privilege to Land the Best Talent
Byline: Darren Childs THE creative industries, and my industry, television, in particular has a talent problem. There was a poll run by the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, last summer that showed 7% of Britain has been...
Two Feet Firmly on the Road to Success; Her First Luxury Bed-and-Breakfast Venture Was a Hit. Now Interiors Junkie Hannah McIntyre Is Expanding Her Empire, Says Amira Hashish
Byline: says Amira Hashish AT THE age of 26, Hannah McIntyre is already well on the way to building a successful B&B empire after leaving London and returning to Winchester, her home town. Boutique B&B number one, simply named Hannah's,...
Why Rapacious Capitalists Love to Appear Lefty
Byline: Ed West I'M A great fan of Airbnb, the website that allows the impoverished middle classes to part-fund their holidays by having some random Italian people stay in their homes. Like Uber, that rather annoyingly hip service that undercuts...
Women Bare Their Cancer Scars for Stella; Designer Unveils Images of Patients Post-Surgery to Raise Awareness
Byline: Karen Dacre Fashion Editor STELLA McCARTNEY today published a series of extraordinary photographs featuring women who have had mastectomies. The unaltered images, taken by author and photographer Laura Dodsworth, show 12 women and appear...
Women Lay Breast Cancer Bare for Stella; Designer Unveils Images of Patients Post-Surgery to Raise Awareness
Byline: Karen Dacre Fashion Editor STELLA MCCARTNEY today published a series of extraordinary photographs featuring women who have had mastectomies. The unaltered images, taken by author and photographer Laura Dodsworth, show 12 women and appear...
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