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Articles from July 14, 2016

An Early Rollercoaster Ride for Fiery Monty; Scot Has Meltdown with Double Bogey at the First Hole and Then Rolls Back the Years to Take Lead before Falling Away by Paul Mahoney. at Royal Troon
Byline: Paul Mahoney COLIN MONTGOMERIE got the 145th Open under way at 6.35am, hitting the first shot of the Championship on his home course into the rough. Then the golf fans here at Royal Troon were treated to a right royal Monty mood swing. ...
Appy Holidays; Trends from Tip-Offs about the Best Bars to Secret Escapes a Smartphone Is the Only Sightseeing Guide You Need Now, Says Rachael Sigee
Byline: Rachael Sigee WHEN even the most beautiful coffee-table travel book only stays in date for as long as a Tory leadership news story, you know holiday planning has gone where all the cool kids turn for advice and organisation: online. However...
Are You Brave Enough? Discover Your Inner Daredevil with These Adrenaline-Charged Activities. Ben Norum Lays Down the Challenge
Byline: Ben Norum Turbo Thames Jump on a Thames Rocket rib at the London Eye and enjoy a trip down the river taking in fun facts and potted histories based on the landmarks that you pass -- and that's just the warm-up. When your boat goes under...
Army Man Is the Real Deal as Magic Show Reshuffles Pack; REVIEW
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD IMPOSSIBLE Noel Coward Theatre IT'S the summer holiday season and families -- or possibly weary parents -- need entertaining. Cue the return of the slick and somewhat soulless piece that modestly bills itself "the greatest...
Automatic Life Bans Simply Cannot Be the Answer to Cricket's Corruption Issues
Byline: Tom Collomosse @TOMCSTANDARD EARLY in March, just before the start of the World Twenty20, former senior police officer Sir Ronnie Flanagan sent a shudder through cricket. There was, said Flanagan, "an international team [with] intentions...
A Wartime Story That Speaks to All; as the First-Ever Family-Friendly Production Comes to the Globe Theatre, Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice Tell David Ellis How They Turned a Second World War Tragedy into a Triumphant Show
Byline: David Ellis Aship is burning, 60ft flames throwing light into the air and on to the surrounding sea. It is a little after 2.30am and the crew - American sailors - jump in. Out by Slapton Sands in Devon, the Atlantic is only a little above...
Beauty Is in the Phi of the Beholder; Amber Heard Has World's Most Beautiful Face According to the Ancient Greeks
Byline: SophiaSleigh ACTRESS Amber Heard has the most beautiful face in the world, according to a 21st-century take on the ancient mathematical ratio that holds the key to perfection. Technology developed by a Harley Street physician maps a face...
Bravura Life of a Brixton Boy Made Weird
Byline: IAN THOMSON THE AGE OF BOWIE: HOW DAVID BOWIE MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE by Paul Morley (Bloomsbury, PS20) AT THE dawn of the Seventies British pop had sunk into the mellow denim heaven of Linda Rondstadt, The Eagles and other American middle-of-the-roadsters....
Brought Up by the Mother of All Moms; AN ABBREVIATED LIFE: A MEMOIR by Ariel Leve (HarperCollins, PS18.99)
Byline: ROSAMUND URWIN AFTER reading Ariel Leve's memoir I wanted to hug my own mother. For Leve's story is of a nightmare matriarch, one who commits a catalogue of parenthood's cardinal sins. There is abuse: physical, emotional, neglect. Leve's...
Camerons Move into Friends' PS17m Holland Park Townhouse
Byline: Barney Davis and John Dunne DAVID CAMERON'S new home is a PS17 million west London townhouse belonging to a close family friend, the Standard reveals today. The ex-Prime Minister and his family have swapped Downing Street for the seven-bedroom...
Camerons Move into Friends' PS17m Holland Park Townhouse; Exclusive
Byline: Barney Davis and John Dunne DAVID CAMERON'S new home is a PS17 million west London townhouse belonging to a close family friend, the Standard reveals today. The ex-Prime Minister and his family have swapped Downing Street for the seven-bedroom...
Capturing the Genius of Britain's Greatest Ever Painter
Byline: BEN LUKE THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND MOMENTOUS TIMES OF J M W TURNER by Franny Moyle (Viking, PS25) MIKE Leigh's recent biopic of J M W Turner is the most recent popular telling of Britain's greatest painter's story but any regular Tate Britain...
Champagne, Madonna, Nudity. the Hippodrome Circus Comes to Town
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent TWO of the choreographers behind Madonna's Rebel Heart tour are bringing their own outrageous brand of circus show to London's historic Hippodrome, complete with aerial acrobats, contortionists and a hot tub....
Change of Tactics That Could Yet Save Us from Pensions Meltdown
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment NEWS this week that the combined deficits of UK pension funds have soared by PS89 billion in a single month to a record PS383.6 billion was greeted for the most part by resigned shrugs. The direction, if not...
Concern as Shortage of IT Security Talent Poses Risk to UK PLC
NEARLY eight in 10 of the UK's chief investment officers (CIOs) believe they will face more security threats in the next five years due to a shortage of IT security talent. Topping the lists of threats are data abuse/data integrity, cybercrime spying/spyware...
Controversy? the Tories Have Form; Pick of the Day
Scandal Tonight, London Live, 10pm It was a time when the Conservative Party had been plunged into chaos and disorder. It wasn't last week. Or the week before that. No, we're heading back to 1963 in Scandal. Here is a bonafide, old-fashioned case...
Corbyn 'A Better PM' Than Eagle, Say Labour Voters
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joseph Watts ANGELA EAGLE'S leadership bid suffered a blow today as a poll showed more Labour supporters believe Jeremy Corbyn has what it takes to be a good Prime Minister. But the Ipsos MORI survey also made grim...
Corbyn Would Be a Better Prime Minister Than Rival Eagle, Say Labour Voters
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joseph Watts ANGELA EAGLE'S leadership bid suffered a blow today as a poll showed more Labour supporters believe Jeremy Corbyn has what it takes to be a good Prime Minister. But the Ipsos MORI survey also made grim...
David Bowie: The Man Who Sold His Art. Chance to Buy Hundreds of Works from Late Star's Collection
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent MORE than 400 works from David Bowie's private art collection will be sold at auction later this year, including paintings by Frank Auerbach and Damien Hirst as well as the singer's own designer record player....
Don't Waste Time Fighting Heart Ops Axe, NHS Boss Tells Royal Brompton
Byline: RossLydall Health Editor A HEALTH chief today pleaded with the country's busiest heart and lung hospital not to waste the NHS's "precious resources" on fighting a plan to axe surgery for people born with lifethreatening heart disease. ...
Era of Austerity Is over after the Vote for Brexit, Says Chancellor Hammond; 'NEW PARAMETERS' FOR ECONOMY BUT NO EMERGENCY BUDGET
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor NEW Chancellor Philip Hammond today signalled an end to the austerity era. On his first day at the Treasury he announced a "new phase" following the "chilling" effect of the Brexit vote. In his first indication...
Finance Boss in Wheelchair Takes on US Giant over Sack
Byline: Russell Lynch A CITY high-flyer confined to a wheelchair is suing US investment giant Fortress, claiming he was sacked after he was struck down by the debilitating illness motor neurone disease. Michael Johnson, 56, was headhunted by...
Foreign Secretary Boris Is Not as Mad as It Sounds
Byline: Anne McElvoy BY SOME unwritten clause in the British constitution, Boris must bounce back. He can be vanquished, knifed, politically disembowelled by his main Brexit ally, out for the count: fit only for writing books about Shakespeare and...
Fraser Defends Selectors' Decision after Doubts over Anderson's Omission
Byline: Tom Collomossee Cricket Correspondent at Lord's ANGUS FRASER today defended England's contentious decision to leave Jimmy Anderson out of the Lord's Test against Pakistan, which started this morning. England's leading Test wickettaker...
Fraser Defends Selectors' Decision after Doubts over Anderson's Omission for First Test
Byline: Tom Collomossee Cricket Correspondent at Lord's ANGUS FRASER today defended England's contentious decision to leave Jimmy Anderson out of the Lord's Test against Pakistan, which started here this morning. England's leading Test wicket-taker...
Friends' Tribute to 'Inspirational' Business Chief after Her Suicide
Byline: Katherine Clementine AN award-winning businesswoman who took her life after a long battle with alcoholism and depression was a "true inspiration", colleagues said today. Helen Stokes, managing director of West End marketing and creative...
FTSE Rallies as Hammond Acts to Calm Markets
Byline: NickGoodway THE stock market rose to a fresh 11-month high today as the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, acted quickly to reassure financial markets he planned no shock moves on the economy. "Markets do need signals of reassurance, they...
Gulf Keystone's Rescue Exacts Toll on Investors
Byline: market round-up Jamie Nimmo CASH-STRAPPED Kurdistan oil minnow Gulf Keystone Petroleum was today saved from extinction after negotiating a debt restructuring with creditors, but the deal came at a heavy cost to its beleaguered shareholders....
He's Gone Global; Boris Johnson Might Seem an Outlandish Choice for Foreign Secretary but to Pippa Crerar, Who Hada Front Seat for His Mayoral Travels, the Gamble Could Pay Off
AS I sat opposite him on a train tearing across the New England countryside last year, Boris Johnson grimaced and put his head in his hands. He did not utter his usual "Cripes" but there was a low groan as he listened to the words I read out. They...
How Team GB Can Hit a New High at the Games
Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent TEAM GB have the task of coming home from Rio with more than the 47 medals of Beijing 2008 and the more ambitious aim of eclipsing the 65 won in London 2012. Each sport is set a medal range by UK Sport which will...
I'llhave Withmy ,pleaseWilldinersgiveemojimenu ?
Byline: Rod Kitson A RESTAURATEUR is challenging diners to guess what they are ordering for dinner by launching a menu written in emojis. The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill is running the specials menu through the summer, with guests placing...
I Thought Beyonce Call Was a Prank, Says Naughty Boy
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds DJ Naughty Boy thought he was the victim of a practical joke when he heard that Beyonce would be calling him to chat about providing vocals for his single Runnin'. The producer said it was "a real bucket-list moment" working...
It's a Shame Miranda Seems Incapable of Growing Up
Byline: KATIE LAW OUT OF TIME: MID-LIFE, IF YOU STILL THINK YOU'RE YOUNG by Miranda Sawyer (4th Estate, PS12.99) IN AUGUST 2011 the Observer ran an article by arts journalist Miranda Sawyer titled Is This It, which was the starting point for this...
Johnson's Humorous Side 'Makes Him a Gamble as Foreign Secretary'
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent BORIS Johnson's appointment as Foreign Secretary was called into question today after a former holder of the office branded it "a gamble". Sir Malcolm Rifkind claimed the move was risky because Mr...
Make Your Reputation Really Count; What People Think of You Is Just as Important as What Is Written on Your CV, Making Managing Your Reputation as Vital as Writing a Good Application, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth HAVING a reputation for being a "bloody difficult woman" has not done our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, any harm. However, politicians are not alone in finding that their next career move hinges on what people think of...
Mayor: I Need More Powers to Protect City from Brexit
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor SADIQ KHAN today warned ministers he would not be able to protect Londoners from the economic fallout of Brexit unless they hand over more powers. The Mayor, who is hosting a "devolution summit" of political...
Monty So Proud after Surviving a Nightmare; Scot Feared the Worst after Double Bogey at the First Hole but Then Rolled Back the Years with a Gritty Performance by Paul Mahoney at Royal Troon
Byline: Paul Mahoney COLIN MONTGOMERIE is golf's Boris Johnson. He's a bumbling real life cartoon. Monty got the 145th Open under way at 6.35am hitting the first shot of the championship on his home course into the rough. Then the golf fans at Royal...
New Deskercise Kit
WORKING in an office is practically an extreme sport. Studies have shown that going for it super-humanly hard al desko can have a detrimental effect on health, thanks to the sedentary posture and hand movements using a computer demands. But there's...
Oscar Reveals Tactical Conte Makes a Big Impression on His First Day
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent OSCAR today revealed new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wasted no time in starting detailed tactical work with the players in his first training session at the club's Cobham base. Conte formally...
Paperbacks
Byline: William Leith BECOMING BEYONCE by J Randy Taraborrelli (Pan. PS7.99) HE'S done Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Madonna. J Randy Taraborelli loves the big names. He understands their unusualness, their frailties, their inner steel. Now for...
PM's Cabinet Reshuffle Shows Her Ruthless Side
THE Prime Minister, Theresa May, has shown her ruthless side in reshaping her Cabinet, having sacked George Osborne, John Whittingdale, Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan. And her appointment of Justine Greening as Education Secretary and Liz Truss as Justice...
Police Probe Death Threats to Challenger
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent POLICE are investigating a potential death threat against Angela Eagle, the MP said today, adding that she has suffered torrents of online abuse including being branded a "treacherous lesbian". The...
Pound Rises as Bank of England Holds Interest Rates at 0.5% in Surprise Move
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor THE BANK of England held its nerve today over fears of an economic slowdown by keeping interest rates at their historic low of 0.5 per cent. The Monetary Policy Committee had been widely expected...
QPR Housing Development Victory Raises Hope for New Stadium
Byline: Joanna Bourke and Tom Powell QUEENS Park Rangers were last night given the green light to build 605 new homes in west London. The Championship football club hopes the PS175 million development project for Old Oak Common is the first step...
'Robot Furniture' Turns Your Studio Flat into a Big Deal
Byline: Mark Blunden Technology Reporter A TECH firm has created "robotic furniture" that can convert a cramped studio flat into a bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, living room or office space all at the touch of a button. The inventors of the Ori system...
SACKED; MORNING OF THE LONG KNIVES AS MAY 'RUTHLESSLY' PURGES HER CABINET OF MINISTERS; Downing Street Is the Stage for Entrances and Exits as May Shapes Team
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THERESA MAY today sacked Michael Gove and four other senior Cabinet ministers in a morning of the long knives. Nicky Morgan, who signed Mr Gove's leadership nomination papers, was next to be axed, losing her...
SACKED; MORNING OF THE LONG KNIVES AS MAY 'RUTHLESSLY' PURGES HER CABINET OF MINISTERSNew Chancellor Hammond Points to End of Austerity Era
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THERESA MAY sacked Michael Gove in a morning of the long knives today. Nicky Morgan, who signed the Justice Secretary's nomination papers as would-be Tory leader, was axed as Education Secretary and Mr Gove's...
Secrets of My Success; Dr Laurence Gerlis Samedaydoctor Founder and GP to the Stars
What do you do ? I'm a private GP. Some people think that entails a leisurely lunch, a round of golf and dinner at a members' club, but it's very hard work. I've always specialised in diabetes but people walk in who have had heart attacks or blood...
Seven Perfect Picnic Spots; These Welcoming Parks Cater for a Wide Range of Tastes and Activities, Finds Kate Hilpern
Byline: Kate Hilpern Best for wildlife: Richmond Park, Richmond-upon-Thames Just 30 minutes' drive from central London and spanning more than 2,500 acres, this is the largest of the Royal Parks, making it easy to find a quiet, isolated spot to spread...
SHAMED SIX YEARS ON FROM THE GAME FOREVER LORD'S TEST THAT; as Pakistan Again Face England at the Home of Cricket, Mohammad Amir's Test Return Has Focused Minds on Events in 2010. Tom Collomosse Reports from Lord's
Byline: Tom Collomosse reports AT 9.30AM today, a young man made his way along Grove End Road and walked into the world's most famous cricket ground dreaming of redemption. Mohammad Amir showed little emotion as he stepped off the Pakistan team...
Shock as Bank Says No Rate Cut until August
Byline: Nick Goodway THE Bank of England today stunned the markets by declaring it would hold fire on an interest rate cut until August. The decision came shortly after new Chancellor Philip Hammond intervened to steady financial markets. "Markets...
So What Will Brexit Really Look Like?
I HOPE Theresa May will tell us what "Brexit means Brexit" actually entails after becoming Prime Minister. It is high time somebody did. Those who voted to leave the EU did so for a variety of reasons but a clear plan for what would happen after...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 With so much in transition, opportunities are appearing in many forms. Some are predictable, but a few will be so unexpected that, unless you are alert, they could easily pass you by. Examine...
Summer Highlights for All the Family; No Excuses for Being Bored during the Holidays as London Puts on an Array of Activities for All Ages, Says Ben Norum
Byline: Ben Norum Welcome to your July edition of Great Days Out. With London's schools set to break up for the summer holidays we take a look at some of the fantastic family attractions the capital has to offer. First up we have our top 20 essential...
SUMMER LOVING; Advertisement Feature Transform Your Health, Skin and Hair for the Holiday Season with These Essentials
RAW ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL Coconut Merchant has introduced a new size of their Great Taste Award-winning coconut oil just in time for summer! Ethically sourced and completely natural, this adorable 45ml jar is perfect on the go and ideal...
Teacher Fired over 'Inappropriate' Use of Alien Designer in Art Class
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A TEACHER who chose an "inappro priate" artist to be studied in class was sacked when a GCSE pupil then stum bled upon explicit images online, a tribunal has been told. Head of art Peter Knowles selected surrealist...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
I tried to cross Leicester Square yesterday only to find my way blocked because the square was being set up for a film premiere. In the past, there might be a couple of times a year when public access is affected but now it is more like a few times...
The 18-Year-Old Who Closed Oxford Street
CAPRES Willow had never been to a protest when she decided to organise, at three days' notice, a march in central London to support Black Lives Matter, the global activism movement which began in 2013 in the US after the shooting of black teenager...
The Moo Choir; in the Latest in His Series on Striking Images, Our Columnist Looks at the Explosion in Communal Singingthe Naked Eye
Byline: Charles Saatchi HOW many people do you know who sing in a choir? More than you probably realise -- if there was a chorister app equivalent of Grindr, you would see you're never more than a few metres away from an enthusiastic community singer....
The PM's Cabinet Says a Good Deal about Her
THE Prime Minister, Theresa May, has shown her ruthless side in reshaping her Cabinet, having sacked George Osborne, John Whittingdale, Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan. The most striking aspect of the first tranche of appointments, however, is that so...
Theresa the Liberal Could Be Just What This Country Needs; the New PM Appears to Understand the Link between Social Harmony and Long-Term Economic Prosperity
Byline: Anthony Hilton IF A month ago you had placed a bet on which modern politician would promote workers on to boards, promise a serious clampdown on executive pay and highlight social inequality as one of the major ills in modern Britain it...
The Tube, Nailed; TechnologyThis Young Designer Has the Solution to Lost Oyster Cards -- Just Hack Your Nails with Microchips, Says Rosamund Urwin
Byline: RosamundUrwin IT'S the ticket-barrier panic: you're at the gate when you realise you can't find your Oyster card. The woman behind bumps into you, then tuts loudly. You root through your purse. Nada. Red-faced, you do the shuffle of shame...
Thieves Steal the Show from Soho Gallery
Byline: Politics, party and pillow talk. Edited by Guy Pewsey STRESS in Soho as an art exhibition had to be cancelled due to the theft of the works, which would make Thomas Crown scratch his head. The show, by Swedish artist Herr Nilsson, was due...
This Could Be Our Best Olympics Ever for Athletics Medals
Byline: Brendan Foster Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist A PART of me wasn't looking forward to the Olympics amid all the negative stories the sport has had in the past few months. But the announcement of Great Britain's 80-strong athletics squad...
Thousands Back Legal Aid Demand for Mother of Tree-Death Girl
Byline: Kiran Randhawa THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition to the Government to give legal aid to the family of a five-year-old girl killed by a falling tree in a park. Alexia Walenkaki was playing on a rope swing in Mile End Park when...
Thousands to Download Pokemon as Hit Global Game Is Released in UK
Byline: MarkBlunden Technology Reporter THE new Pokemon game sweeping the globe has finally been released in the UK today. Thousands rushed to download Pokemon Go, a smartphone version of the Nintendo game that first became a craze in the Nineties....
Thousands to Download Pokemon as Hit Global Game Is Released in UK
Byline: Mark Blunden Technology Reporter THE new Pokemon game sweeping the globe was finally released in the UK today. Thousands rushed to download Pokemon Go, a smartphone version of the Nintendo game that first became a craze in the Nineties....
To Boldly Go from the Duchess to Alien Pirate; @Thestandardarts for Lydia Wilson Playing Kate Middleton Was as Much of a Stretch as Her Role in the New Star Trek Movie, She Tells Rachael Sigee
Byline: tells Rachael Sigee LYDIA Wilson was playing Kate Middleton in King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre when she was spotted by a casting director who wanted her to take on "a secret kick-ass new role in the new Star Trek film". An alien...
Urgent Action from Our New PM Is Vital If We're to Give Recession the Slip; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Byline: Russell Lynch BANK of England Governor Mark Carney may have had a good Brexit, but now it's up to the politicians to earn their corn. Our new Prime Minister Theresa May needs to smash the "break in case of emergency" glass to help the UK...
Video Shows US Police Killing Unarmed Teenager
Byline: Kiran Randhawa POLICE in California have released body camera footage of officers shooting dead an unarmed 19-year-old man. The video shows Dylan Noble during a traffic stop in Fresno and being shot four times, twice while on the ground....
Volkswagen's Revamped Tiguan Is a Sizeable Improvement; ROAD TEST
Byline: Mike Stone VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 2.0 TDI SCR 2WD MANUAL Top speed: 127mph 0-62mph: 9.3 secs CO2: 125g/km Price: PS27,380 VOLKSWAGEN'S Tiguan is the company's third biggest seller (after the Golf and Polo), and we have bought 21,000 of the Golfbased...
Warehouse Blaze near Clapham Junction Causes Rail Travel Chaos
Byline: Tom Powell and Ben Morgan A HUGE fire in a coffee roastery near Clapham Junction station has caused further problems on the Southern rail network. The blaze started at about 9pm yesterday in Caffe Nero's coffee factory on a Battersea...
We'll Quit EU in December 2018, Signals Brexit Secretary Davis
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor BRITAIN should probably formally quit the EU around December 2018, new Brexit Secretary David Davis has signalled. The senior Conservative MP outlined his vision for a "brisk but measured approach...
Why America Is Now Having to Tackle the Double Bind of Race
Byline: Philip Bobbitt MANY poor black communities in the US are caught in a silent double bind. If they embrace the zero-tolerance, "broken-windows," stop-and-frisk paradigm that many proponents believe is responsible for dramatically reduced crime...
Why Roads Are Key to Keeping the Festival Wheels Turning; Transport and Logistics Can Dictate the Success or Failure of Events
Byline: David Williams IT'S summer -- which means festival time, weather permitting. But did you realise how crucial transport -- especially by road -- is to the success of this seasonal, big-money phenomenon? Most didn't, until recent headlines...
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