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Articles from May 10, 2016

52,000 Rally to Disabled Actor after Flight Staff 'Trash Wheelchair'
Byline: Barney Davis A DISABLED actor says she has been left stranded at home after airport staff "trashed" her PS25,000 custom-made wheelchair. Playwright Athena Stevens, 31, is taking legal action against British Airways and London City Airport...
A Big Challenge Lies Ahead for Khan
THE election of Sadiq Khan as the new mayor is a huge opportunity for London, though the challenge is enormous, particularly with the threat of competition from cities such as Paris, Berlin and Beijing. London's economic success, resting on our...
Bananas, Balloons and Salad Boxes -- the Winners and Losers of Brexit
LIZ Hurley and Helen Mirren have expressed practical concerns about the impact of Brexit. So what do we stand to gain and lose from leaving the EU? Brexit bonus |Better lighting. EU regulations say bulbs must be energy efficient, which means people...
Big in Athens X Factor Reject Gets a New Shot at Fame on Greek Show
Byline: Ben Morgan A BRITISH X Factor reject today described the "utterly bizarre" feeling of having another chance of stardom on the Greek version of the show. Soul singer Bradley White Dale has made it through to the last 16 in Greece and is...
Bonus Culture Will Hurt UK in the Long Term
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment IT is interesting, if depressing, to note how much profit growth at the typical British quoted company over the past decade can be attributed to cost-cutting rather than to investment to expand the business and...
Canary Wharf Boss Attacks Boris Speech
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent CANARY Wharf's boss today slapped down Boris Johnson after the former Mayor used the business group's success to boost his case for Brexit. Sir George Iacobescu, Canary Wharf Group chairman and chief...
Career Progression Is Key to Attracting and Retaining Young Workers
EMPLOYERS risk losing more than half their Generation Y workforce in the next year, with lack of career development the main reason. Around 36 per cent of Londoners born between 1983 and 1995 say they anticipate moving jobs within six months and...
City 'Trapped by Ocean of Fire Will Be Rebuilt'
Byline: Michael Howie THE full scale of the devastation in Fort McMurray has been revealed as a senior Canadian politician and journalists toured the city hit by a wildfire that destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings. At least two neighbourhoods...
Court Victory for 'Hacker' Who Refused to Give Security Services His Passwords
Byline: John Dunne BRITISH security services have lost their legal fight to force an alleged cyber hacker to hand over the passwords to his encrypted computers in a landmark case. Lauri Love, 31, is fighting attempts to extradite him to America...
Cricket Is Missing the Point with New Scoring System
Byline: Dan Jones WALKING through Battersea Park with my sevenyear-old on Sunday, we stopped to watch a game of cricket. It was past five o'clock but the sun was still warm. A run-chase of sorts appeared to be taking place but we didn't pay that...
Detective Put Ex-Lover's Address on Prostitute Adverts in Revenge Plot
Byline: Tony Palmer and Barney Davis A SCOTLAND Yard detective distributed fake leaflets advertising his former partner's services as a prostitute after she dumped him by text message, a court heard. Detective Sergeant Ian Mangham, 50, put adverts...
Double Take; from Nudes to Landscapes, the Back and Forth Interaction between Painting and Photography in Victorian and Edwardian Britain Makes for a Fabulously Rich Show
Byline: Matthew Collings EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK PAINTING WITH LIGHT Tate Britain, SW1 TATE Britain's new show covers a period of history and a moment of artistic sensibility that might not at first appear novel enough to bother with -- the interaction...
Family Missing after Husband Is Released on Bail for Alleged Assault
Byline: Matt Watts, John Dunne and Justin Davenport AN URGENT search was under way today for a mother who vanished with her children on the day her husband was released from custody for an alleged assault. Relatives of Surovi Costa, 25, who was...
Fans Will Vent Their Fury over Terry Exit
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent ANGRY Chelsea fans are going to use the final two games of the Premier League season to demand John Terry is given a new contract. The club captain's deal expires at the end of the campaign and he is...
Filling Station Produces Its Own Hydrogen for Cars That Make No Pollution; Evening Standard Special Investigation
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds A REVOLUTIONARY zero-emissions refuelling station for hydrogen-powered cars the first of its kind in London opens to the public today. Backed by government and EU funds, the station in Teddington is unique because it produces...
Get Fully Charged; Brought to You by Go Ultra Low* More and More Drivers Are Going Electric Thanks to the Go Ultra Low Campaign. David Williams Reveals How to Join the Capital's 'Cleaner Car' Revolution
Byline: David Williams EVER WANTED to discover more about the electric car revolution that's sweeping London and cleaning up our air? Now you can, thanks to Go Ultra Low (GUL), an initiative running alongside the Evening Standard's Clean London...
Giant Illuminations Light Up London in a Landmark Battle to #SAVEBHS
Byline: Sophia Sleigh LONDON landmarks were illuminated with giant flags bearing the slogan #SAVEBHS in a guerrilla campaign to help find a saviour for the collapsed retailer. Big Ben, Marble Arch, Wellington Arch and the department store chain's...
Hammers Legends Take to the Pitch in PS250,000 Send-Off; Farewell to the Boleyn Ground
Byline: writes Ken Dyer WEST HAM have promised a spectacular closing ceremony but are keeping the details a closely guarded secret, writes Ken Dyer. The club will bring down the curtain on 112 years at Upton Park when Slaven Bilic's team take...
Harman Warns Corbyn to Copy Mayor to Have Chance of Victory
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor HARRIET HARMAN today warned Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that his election results were "not nearly good enough" except in London. Labour's former deputy leader has urged him to copy the success of Sadiq Khan,...
IDS: Immigration Forcing Young to Leave the Capital
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy YOUNG Londoners are suffering longer commutes, struggling to buy a home and some are being split up from their families because of high levels of immigration, ex-Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith claimed today....
I Feel Violated by Friend Who Conned Me out of PS178,000, Says Jeweller
Byline: Sophia Sleigh A MAYFAIR jeweller today described feeling "violated" by a fraudster who was jailed for a PS280,000 investment scam used to fund his champagne lifestyle. Simon Beesley, 42, persuaded his friends Suzanne Lauder and Sam Lipton...
I'm Not Strong Enough Sheridan Apologises after Funny Girl No-Show
Byline: Barney Davis SHERIDAN SMITH has apologised to fans saying, "Sorry, I'm not strong enough," after dramatically pulling out of another performance of West End smash Funny Girl. The actress, who attended the Baftas on Sunday, said she was...
Knifeman Kills One Man and Wounds Three in Attack at Munich Rail Station
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Allan Hall in Berlin ONE man was killed and three others hurt when a man screaming "Allahu Akbar" went on a knife rampage at a commuter station in Germany today. The attacker, who struck at Grafing station 20...
Legends Take to the Pitch in a 'Secret' PS250,000 Send-Off
WEST HAM have promised a spectacular closing ceremony but are keeping the details a closely guarded secret, writes Ken Dyer. The club will bring down the curtain on 112 years at Upton Park when Slaven Bilic's team take on Manchester United, with...
London Tourists Spend PS36.4bn in a Single Year
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor TOURISTS spent more than PS36.4 billion in London higher than Scotland, Wales and the South-West combined according to latest official figures. A breakdown of where visitors from abroad and within...
Mastering the Art of Co-Working; for Many New Start-Ups in the Capital Co-Working Spaces Offer the Perfect Environment for Their Businesses to Flourish. However, There Are a Few Golden Rules to Follow If Staff Are Going to Work Effectively with 'No Fixed Abode', Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth WITH many office desks empty for a significant amount of time during the day, employers have realised that having fewer desks than people is an easy way to cut overheads. So instead of working at the same desk permanently,...
Meet the Top Team We've Lined Up to Decide Who Will Win Standard's Business Honours; the Evening Standard Business Awards Ceremony Takes Place at Tobacco Dock on June 30. but before Then, Our Distinguished Panel of Judges Have Some Serious Head-Scratching Ahead of Them
THE Evening Standard's inaugural business awards next month promise to be London's most prestigious celebration of the best of the City. So it's fitting that we have assembled the cream of the capital's blue-chip names to judge who should be the winners....
Memories to Last a Lifetime
Byline: Ken Dyer The Evening Standard's West Ham man for 31 years WHEN the demolition teams move in, almost the only thing left for West Ham fans, when they reminisce about their Boleyn Ground home, will be the memories. In 112 years, there have...
Modern Marksism; Fashion from the Essential Parka to a Pink Velvet Suit, the New Autumn Collection from M&S Is Millennial-Ready. Here Karen Dacreand Emma McCarthyget the Very First Look
Byline: Karen Dacre Emma McCarthy LIKE Kim Kardashian or Donatella Versace, retaining a youthful spirit has become something of a sport for Marks & Spencer, which turns 132 this year. But the chain, which is charged with offering up everyday...
My Best Hammers Xi
Byline: Ken Dyer (Formation 4-4-2) Phil Parkes: West Ham have had some top keepers but with the huge frame of Parkes between the sticks, they won the FA Cup and promotion to the First Division in successive seasons. Ray Stewart: 'Tonka', as he was...
NHS Chiefs Facing PS1bn Black Hole to Axe Enough Beds to Fill a Hospital
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor ENOUGH beds to fill an entire hospital could be shut under new plans to plug a massive black hole in the finances of London's NHS, the Evening Standard can reveal. Health chiefs want to axe "500 acute beds" across...
Put Your Name on Red Arrow Plane to Help Raise PS8m for RAF Museum
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent THE Red Arrows have backed a multimillion pound campaign to transform the RAF Museum in time for the service's 100th anniversary in 2018. Members of the public will also be able to take part in the Names...
Red Letter Day for Fans as Potter House Opens; Studio Offers Tour of Childhood Home Where Boy Wizard Lived under Stairs
Byline: Ben Morgan HARRY POTTER fans are finally getting the chance to step inside the boy wizard's childhood home. No 4 Privet Drive -- where J K Rowling's hero was forced to live with his hated relatives, the Dursleys -- is being opened to...
Relatives of Couple Killed in Building Site Fall Tell of Grief
Byline: Barney Davis RELATIVES of a couple who fell to their deaths after tumbling through hoardings into a building site today said: "Nothing can take away our pain." British Transport Police officer Gavin Brewer, 32, and TV producer Stuart...
Sadiq Goes to War on Trump; Mayor Accuses 'Ignorant' Billionaire of Fuelling extremismKhan's Election Is a 'Very Britishtriumph over Trump's Kind of hate'Labour MPs Attack US Tycoon's Latest Remarks as 'Offensive and Ridiculous'
Byline: Pippa Crerar, Joe Murphy and David Gardner in Los Angeles SADIQ KHAN launched a furious attack on Donald Trump today and accused the "ignorant" billionaire of fuelling extremism with his anti-Muslim comments. London's new Mayor used his...
Sadiq Goes to War on Trump; Mayor Accuses 'Ignorant' U.S. Billionaire of Fuelling Extremism Khan's Election Is a 'Very British Triumph over Trump's Kind of Hate' Labour MPs Attack US Tycoon's Latest Remarks as 'Offensive and Ridiculous'
Byline: Pippa Crerar, Joe Murphy and David Gardner in Los Angeles SADIQ KHAN launched a furious attack on Donald Trump today and accused the "ignorant" billionaire of fuelling extremism with his anti-Muslim comments. London's new Mayor used his...
Sadiq Khan's Journey Is Incredible but It Has Really Only Just Begun; London Getting Its First Muslim Mayor Needs to Be Far More Than Just a Symbol of a Truly Multicultural City
Byline: Rashid Razaq TRYING to work out what the election of London's first Muslim mayor means for British politics or Britain as a whole is difficult. The capital is a city state that plays by its own rules. Where we lead, Birmingham, Manchester...
Sats Paper Leaked by 'Rogue Marker' Warning over 'Active Campaign' after Second Test Is Released Online
Byline: Anna Davis Education Editor A SATS test due to be taken today by 600,000 year-six pupils across the country has been leaked online with a "rogue marker" blamed. It is the second time a Sats paper has been put online in recent weeks. ...
Science Museum to Track 500-Year Rise of the Robot; HUMANITY'S QUEST TO BUILD MACHINES IN ITS OWN IMAGE WILL BE EXPLORED IN NEW EXHIBITION
Byline: Mark Blunden Technology Reporter HUMANITY'S obsession with creating robots spanning more than 500 years will be explored at a Science Museum exhibition announced today. The show, called Robots, will examine the quest to "rebuild ourselves...
Should We Stay or Should We Go? Meet the Men Who Know; from the Price of Milk to Mobile Roaming Charges, It's the Small Stuff That Could Swing the Europe Vote. Joy Lo Dico Meets the Men Who Are Crunching the Numbers That Matter on Neutral Ground
IN THE serenity of the atrium of the British Museum, David Cameron spoke on Europe yesterday, beacon of peace in a divided world, the queller of rival nations, and advised against unravlling those deep bonds. "Brexit could trigger World War Three,"...
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Aries March 20 - April 18 By no means are you the silent type. Yet there are certain topics you avoid, either because they don't interest you or you dread the need certain individuals have to advise you about these. Annoying as the latter situation...
Stelios Gets His Way as EASYJET Hikes Dividend
Byline: Angela Jameson EASYJET today whacked up its dividend to 50% of profits in a move seen as placating vocal founder and major shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. But despite the move complying with his key demand for many years, the firm...
Strip Club Visits Inspire Team Behind New Musical by Rocky Horror Creator
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster Robert Dex Arts Correspondent THE cast and crew of Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien's latest musical have been trawling London's strip clubs for inspiration for...
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That's Sweet - Investors Tuck into Hotel Chocolat
Byline: market round-up Jamie Nimmo THE first day on AIM for Hotel Chocolat proved just the treat for famished traders with little else to feast on. The chocolatier had small-cap punters licking their lips as it joined AIM in the float of the...
The Dockers Laughed after Lifting Me over Their Heads in the Old Chicken Run
Byline: Ken Dyer The Evening Standard's West Ham man for 31 years WEST HAM are usually on the ball when it comes to marketing they are even in the running for an honour at the Evening Standard's Business Awards. I fear though, that they may have...
The Mayor's Faith Will Be a Force for Good in London
Byline: Sarah Sands ANEW York arts boss dipping into London life recently grappled with the complex realities of the mayoral electoral campaign. "So it's the posh kid versus the Muslim, right?" I smiled wearily that it was about many things: a policy...
There's Great Sadness but in Six Months Everyone Will Realise It's the Right Move; Farewell to the Boleyn GroundEXCLUSIVE
Byline: David Sullivan West Ham co-owner MY memories of the Boleyn are more as a kid. I found it very exciting going there then but it's so long ago. I can remember being 15 years old and going to the FA Cup Final in 1964, when West Ham beat...
This Is Mega Big but I Know My Men Will Cope; Farewell to the Boleyn GroundSlaven Bilic Says West Ham Will Channel Their Emotions in Right Way Tonight. by Ken Dyer
Byline: Ken Dyer SLAVEN BILIC admits his biggest challenge when West Ham tonight bring down the curtain on 112 years at the Boleyn Ground is to channel all the emotion into a spectacular victory. The club are planning a memorable closing ceremony...
VARDY A TARGET FOR HAMMERS; Farewell to the Boleyn GroundEXCLUSIVE
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM are considering an audacious bid for Jamie Vardy. Co-chairman David Sullivan revealed yesterday the club have bid PS23.7million for a player in France and are poised to follow that with another offer of up to PS25m for...
Why I Turned Down an Honour for the Sake of Our Entrepreneurs
Byline: Rohan Silva A FEW days ago an official-looking letter arrived in the post. When I read the opening sentence, my only thought was wow, my mum's going to be overcome with excitement: "The Prime Minister has asked me to inform you that having...
Why We Should Be Wild about Harry; Pick of the Day
Byline: Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV reporter @tobyontv London Live Harry Styles: My World Tonight, London Live, 10pm Call us dafter than a pair of Zayn Malik robotic arms but we predict that the world of Harry Styles would be a very nice...
Wily Welbeck Will Be a Big Miss
Byline: Patrick Barclay HOW does Roy Hodgson replace Danny Welbeck? The answer is that he doesn't. He can't. There is no other player with Welbeck's combination of attitude and attributes available to England, whose supporters are finally realising...
Women Who Mean Tough Business
DON'T mess with Sarah Wood, the newly crowned Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. Receiving the famous gold bottle of bubbly in front of the glitzy audience, the strapping, crop-haired Hackney resident wielded the award upside down as if to...
'You Need to Be Brave at This Place or You Go Under' Ken Dyer Finds out What It Is like to Play at the Ground from Two Hammers Heroes
Byline: Ken Dyer SIR Trevor Brooking and Mark Noble may be at least a generation apart but they have one thing in common -- they have won the hard-earned respect of tens of thousands of West Ham fans over the years. Here, the two Hammers' heroes...
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