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Articles from July 25, 2016

565; What Pakistan Must Score to Deny England Second Test Win
Byline: Tom Collomosse at Old Trafford ENGLAND were confident of securing a series-levelling victory over Pakistan today despite Alastair Cook's followon gamble -- but the impact of his call may be felt later in the fourmatch contest. The England...
Aberdeen Backs SABMILLER over Brewing Bid Row
Byline: Michael Bow ONE of SABMILLER's biggest shareholders, Aberdeen Asset Management, has backed chairman Jan du Plessis to reappraise a planned takeover by rival AB InBev after Brexit shifted the goalposts for the deal. Aberdeen boss Martin...
Adlington: Famous Fitness Fans Are Just as Inspiring as Athletes ... and They're Less Scary!
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has praised famous fitness fans such as Ellie Goulding, saying they inspire people to be active as much as professional athletes do. Adlington, 27, said celebrities provide...
ALLARDYCE: IT'S TIME FOR THE PLAYERS TO DELIVER; Big Sam: We Can't Keep Talking about Potential; NEW ENGLAND BOSS SAYS HIS SQUAD MUST LIVE UP TO POTENTIAL
Byline: Giuseppe Muro at St George's Park SAM ALLARDYCE today told his England players it is time to deliver after years of underachieving. The 61-year-old was presented to the media at the squad's base here this morning, three days after being...
American Footballer Urges Women to Join in and Tackle Stereotypes
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds A FEMALE American football player from London is calling on women to try out her sport, insisting gridiron is "not just for boys". Lucie Stewart, 29, said she had been told the game "wasn't for girls" -- but hoped she was...
Attacks on Germany Are a Warning to the World
THE precise motivation behind the last night's bombing at a Bavarian music festival, in which a Syrian asylum seeker killed himself and injured 12 others, could take time to uncover and might even turn out to be more connected to his psychiatric problems,...
Carry on Chortling with Sid; Pick of the Day
Sid James: Comedy Greats Tonight, London Live, 9pm In a list of iconic British sounds, Sid James's "wah-wah" discharge rates behind a quiet "tut" denoting boiling fury and the dual-purpose sigh reserved for when you leave the house without an umbrella...
Chew the Fat; Health Calories and Butter Are in and Carbs and Sugar Are out -- Rosamund Urwin Meets the Diet Doctor Changing the Way We Eat
Byline: RosamundUrwin DR ASEEM Malhotra orders a double helping of cheese. At Li Veli -- an Italian bistro in Covent Garden -- he picks a plate of Italian cheeses as a starter and then tucks into aubergine Parmigiana, a gratin with mozzarella and...
City Hall's Business Chief Urges London to Seize the Opportunities from Brexit
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor LONDON'S deputy mayor for business today joined calls for the capital to seize the opportunities created by Brexit, saying: "I've got full faith in the spirit of London." Self-made multi-millionaire Rajesh...
Conte Loves the Challenge despite Level of Expectancy
Byline: Simon Johnson in Los Angeles ANTONIO CONTE admits there will be no escape for him and the players if they fail to deliver success at Chelsea. Chelsea handed Conte a three-year contract to turn Chelsea's fortunes around following a dismal...
Cook's Call a Sign England Lack Killer Instinct; Captain's Caution in Not Imposing the Follow on Has Given Pakistan a Lift for the Remainder of the Series, Writes Tom Collomosse
Byline: Tom Collomosse ENGLAND were confident of securing a series-levelling victory over Pakistan today despite Alastair Cook's follow-on gamble -- but the impact of his call may be felt later in the four-match contest. The England captain's...
Corbyn Has Presided over Labour's 'Farage-Ification', Claims London MP
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent A LONDON MP today accused his party leader Jeremy Corbyn of presiding over the "Farage-ification" of Labour. Neil Coyle said both Mr Corbyn and Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, had created a cult-like...
Crossing the Pond to Give UK Medical Research a Much-Needed Shot in the Arm; ENTREPRENEURSIn Association With
Byline: Alex Lawson IMAGINE a Tinder for medical trials. Sexy, right? Well, that's what TrialReach founder Pablo Graiver is aiming for. His big idea is helping patients to find clinical trials easily and allowing pharmaceutical firms to match up...
Don't Write off Jeremy Corbyn
IT WAS less than a year ago that Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. Ever since then, and in fact before, the more Right-wing Labour MPs in his own party have been trying to derail him. We keep hearing the same old soundbites about...
Dover Delays 'Must Never Happen Again' P&O Urges UK-French Action on Holiday Chaos
Byline: John Dunne FERRY company P&O has called on UK and French authorities to ensure there is no repeat of the huge delays for holidaymakers at Dover. Some people were forced to wait for 15 hours on gridlocked roads to reach the Kent port...
Family of Man Killed by Seizure Driver: We Don't Want Vengeance
Byline: Tom Powell THE family of a man killed by a epileptic motorist who ignored doctors' warning that he was unfit to drive are "not out for vengeance", they said today. Stuart Lusher, 56, had a seizure while waiting at a red light in his Mazda...
Farah in 'Best Shape Ever' for Rio Olympics
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent MO FARAH has warned his rivals he has never been in better shape going into a major championships, just two weeks before the start of the Olympics. Farah won his final race before Rio the 5,000metres...
Fit for a Good Time; Fitness Who Cares about the Headliner -- the Best Festivals Work out Well for Exercise Junkies Too, Says Frankie McCoy
Byline: Frankie McCoy ONCE upon a time, people went to music festivals because they liked the bands playing. Nowadays, when it comes to choosing your festival the music is practically an afterthought. First, thanks to the rise of street food, we...
Froome Aims to Stay at the Head of Tour Pack for the Next Six Years
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspendent HRIS FROOME has his sights set on cementing his place even further in the annals of Tour de France history. CTeam Sky's leader sealed his third Tour victory on the streets of Paris yesterday and will...
'Gay Date Serial Killer' Accused of Drug Rapes
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter AN ALLEGED serial killer accused of murdering four men he met through gay dating websites is also accused of drugging and raping eight more victims, it has emerged. Stephen Port, 41, allegedly killed Anthony...
Greece Is the Word Once Again; despite Economic Woes, the Peloponnese Is Drawing in Visitors with New Flights and High-End Hotels, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: says Cathy Hawker GREECE has suffered in recent years. The country that gave us Homer and Apollo, the Olympics and feta cheese, Doric columns and toga parties is still experiencing well-documented economic woes. And yet even when haunted...
Green 'Much Worse' Than Maxwell, Says the MP in Charge of Probe into BHS
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent RETAIL tycoon Sir Philip Green was today branded "much worse" than Robert Maxwell by the chairman of the Commons committee which investigated BHS's collapse. Frank Field MP said billionaire Sir Philip...
Gunshots Heard as Teenager Is Stabbed after Fleeing Gang
Byline: Barney Davis A TEENAGER was left in a pool of blood after being stabbed as he fled a gang of armed attackers in north London. Neighbours were woken by the sound of gunshots and screams after the 17-year-old boy was left for dead in Gladstone...
Head for the Hills; HOTEL REVIEW
Byline: LAUREN HO PARK HYATT Mallorca AFAR cry from the buzzing bars and all-inclusive resorts Mallorca has become known for, the Park Hyatt, which opened this summer in the Cap Vermell valley on the north-eastern shores of the island, is a tranquil...
Hermione: I Had Cold Feet about New Series
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds COLD FEET star Hermione Norris says she was initially reluctant to be involved in the forthcoming revival of the hit Nineties series. The actress, who plays Karen Marsden in the show, which previously ran from 1998 until...
Hills 'Will Listen' to Bid as Rivals Chase PS5bn Merger
Byline: Nick Goodway SHARES in William Hill and its wouldbe bidders soared today on hopes of a stunning PS5 billion deal in the rapidly shrinking gambling sector. Hill, which ousted its chief executive last week, said it would "listen to and...
How More Sleep Could Have Changed Many Post-Brexit Decisions
Byline: Rohan Silva "EVERY important mistake I've made in my life, I've made because I was too tired." So said Bill Clinton when looking back on his political career. Given how much trouble his sex life got him into, you might think it strange that...
I'm Staying at Spurs, Insists Pochettino; Manager's Pledge as He Says No to Argentina Jobfor nowPoch Pledges Future to Spurs as He Rules out Argentina Job
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick in Melbourne MAURICIO POCHETTINO today committed his future to Tottenham, saying now is "not the right time" to manage Argentina. Last week, reports in Pochettino's homeland claimed national football association (AFA) chief...
I've Had One Relationship in Five Years -- but I'm Proud of My Life; Reluctant It-Girl Daisy Lowe Has Been to a Festival Every Weekend This Summer -- but Don't Call Hera Wild Child. She Talks to Alix O'Neil about Babies, Brexit and Dating Peaches Geldof's Widower
Byline: Alix O'Neil about DAISY Lowe is trying to convince me that she's not a party animal. "Do you know what's really lovely?" she says, while polishing off her quinoa salad and reaching for a bread roll. "None of my friends are caners. We'll...
'I Wish I Had Spoken about Losing My Mother' Harry Opens Up to Sports Stars at Event for Mental Health Charity
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor PRINCE HARRY has shared his regret that he did not talk openly about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, "for the first 28 years of my life". The prince opened up to former England captain Rio Ferdinand...
Juncker: Give Britain Time for Brexit
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor EUROPEAN Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker today conceded that Britain should be given time before starting the process of pulling out of the EU. Mr Juncker, who himself is facing criticism...
Lights, Camera, Therapy Studio Gets Counsellor
Byline: Katharine Barney A BAFTA award-winning director and writer has opened the first on-set counselling service at Pinewood Studios, where some of Britain's biggest movies were filmed. Actors, writers and crew members in need of help will...
Man, 19, Caught in Rip Current Found Dead
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Matt Watts THE body of a teenager from London who got into difficulty while swimming with friends in the sea has been found, it was confirmed today. The 19-year-old was among three swimmers seen struggling in...
May Promises to Reform Capitalism as MP Says Green Is 'Worse Than Maxwell'
Byline: Joseph Watts Political Correspondent THERESA MAY today pledged to "reform capitalism" amid growing anger over corporate excesses following the BHS scandal. The Prime Minister signalled new legislation to ensure that the economic systems...
Meet Krakow's Creative Cousin; WEEKEND AWAY
Byline: MARY NOVAKOVICH WROClAW, POLAND FIRST things first: it's pronounced Vrots-waf -- although that will still leave some people a bit flummoxed. But Wroclaw, capital of western Poland's Silesia region and the country's fourth-largest city, is...
Oldest Timber Yard at Risk from Developer
Byline: Ben Morgan THE oldest timber yard in the country is facing closure despite campaigners urging Grosvenor Estates to rethink plans to turn it into luxury apartments. Newson's Timber Yard, in Belgravia, has been running for 175 years but...
Poch Pledges Future to Spurs as He Rules out Argentina Job
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick in Melbourne MAURICIO POCHETTINO today committed his future to Tottenham, saying now is "not the right time" to manage Argentina. Last week, reports in Pochettino's homeland claimed national football association (AFA) chief...
PS34m in Berezovsky's Estate but It Is Still Hopelessly Insolvent, Says Judge
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter THE estate of the late Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky is "hopelessly insolvent", a High Court judge has said. Mr Justice Arnold says about PS34 million remains in the estate but creditors' claims run into...
Read All about It and Then Massacre People
Byline: Sam Leith PEOPLE would never fall in love if they hadn't heard it talked about," said La Rochefoucauld. To which we might add, looking at the late massacre in Munich, mentally troubled teenagers wouldn't shoot up innocent passers-by if they...
Rio Could Descend into Farce and It Will Be the Fault of the IOC
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent IN 11 days' time, Russian sportsmen and women will enter the Maracana Stadium behind their nation's flag. How many there will be is unknown as the 27 sporting federations one by one declare the fate...
Rio Olympics 'Are a Goldmine for Fraudsters' Nearly PS300,000 Has Been Lost to Ticket Cons and Lottery Scams
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor FRAUDSTERS are raking in hundreds of thousands of pounds in scams involving the Rio Olympics, police warned today. Investigators say they have recorded 47 cases of fraud relating to the 2016 Games, with losses...
Rio Olympics Could Descend into Farce and It Will Be the Fault of the IOC; Passing the Buck over Ban Means Chaos in Build-Up to Games and Eyebrows Will Be Raised When Russia Win a Medal
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent N 11 days' time, Russian sportsmen and women will enter the Maracana Stadium behind their nation's flag. IHow many there will be is currently unknown as the 27 international sporting federations one...
Rucksack Bomb Blast at German Festival 'Was Islamist Suicide Attack'
Byline: Allan Hall in Munich Ross Lydall and Nicholas Cecil GERMANY was today reeling from a fourth atrocity in a week after a failed asylum-seeker blew himself up at a music festival. The Syrian, 27, detonated a rucksack bomb filled with metal...
Ryanair Steers Away from UK after Leave Vote
Byline: Lucy Tobin RYANAIR today set out plans to "pivot its growth" away from the UK and slash capacity at Stansted as the budget carrier reacted to the "damaging" effect of Brexit. Michael O'Leary's airline, which flew 31 million people in...
Sam 'Will Restore Team's Confidence' Sam the Man to Galvanise England
Byline: Giuseppe Muro SAM ALLARDYCE was today backed to galvanise the England team after their Euro 2016 humiliation at the hands of Iceland. FA technical director Dan Ashworth said Allardyce would help win over the public, as the 61-year-old...
School's out for Summer: Where Not to Get Down with the Kids
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst THE school bell has sounded its final note: the children are free. And certainly, they deserve holidays. SATs are tough, probably; presumably they still do module after merciless module on the oxbow lake. But however fondly...
Seize Brexit Opportunities, City Hall's Business Chief Urges London
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor LONDON'S deputy mayor for business today joined calls for the capital to seize the opportunities created by Brexit, saying: "I've got full faith in the spirit of London." Self-made multi-millionaire Rajesh...
'SEX PARTY MURDER' 'I Was Woken at 2.30am by Car Horns as They Tried to Get Away'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Ben Morgan DETECTIVES today launched a murder investigation after a man died and several more were injured at a "sex party" in a quiet Surrey village. Officers and paramedics were called to a PS1 million bungalow with...
'SEX PARTY MURDER' 'I Was Woken by Car Horns Blaring as Partygoers Tried to Get Away'
Byline: Kiran Randhawa and Ben Morgan DETECTIVES today launched a murder investigation after a man died and several more were injured at a "sex party" in a quiet Surrey village. Officers and paramedics were called to a PS1 million bungalow with...
Speedy Hire Up as Rottweiler Bites
Byline: market round-up Michael Bow INVESTORS hoping to ride on the coattails of an activist-led surge in tool hire firm Speedy Hire had better get in quickly. The struggling power tools renter is under siege from top shareholder Toscafund, which...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 In late May, Mars moved to accent joint ventures in general, and finance and business in particular. While you have dealt with and learned a great deal, it hasn't exactly been fun. Pleased...
Summer Clues to Judge Fallout from Brexit
Byline: Hamish McRae city comment THREE questions will dominate the UK economic debate through the rest of the summer. How bad is the Brexit hit to the economy? Is world economic growth reasonably solid? And should the breach with Europe be hard...
'Tackle Hate Crimes or Face a US-Style Race Relations Crisis'
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor THE capital is at risk of a US-style race relations crisis if authorities fail to act to protect victims of a surge in hate crime in London, a leading campaigner warns today. John Azah, a member of the Met's...
Teenager Caught in Rip Current at Tourist Beach Is Found Drowned
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger and Matt Watts THE body of a teenager from London who got into difficulty while swimming with friends in the sea has been found, it was confirmed today. The 19-year-old was among three swimmers seen struggling in...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
The first survey of business activity since Brexit found that the UK economy shrank at its fastest rate since the 2008 global financial crisis. As expected, it was our vital services which were hardest hit but manufacturing is also dropping, and the...
The West and the East Must Work Together to Defeat Islamic State; the Rapidly Changing Political Landscape in Turkey and the Middle East Mean the Destruction of IS Is Not Inevitable
Byline: Patrick Cockburn In Istanbul WHERE does the incompetence end and the crime begin?" asked a German Chancellor 100 years ago of a general who wanted to persist in his policy of launching mass attacks on Verdun, in which his men were being...
Two Killed in Mass Shooting at 'Teen Night' in Florida Club
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger AT LEAST two people were killed and up to 17 injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Florida today. The shooting happened in a car park at Club Blu, in Fort Myers, at 1am local time. The club was reportedly...
Two Killed in Shooting Spree during 'Teen Night' at Florida Club
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger AT LEAST two people were killed and up to 17 injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Florida today. The shooting happened in a car park at Club Blu, in Fort Myers, at 1am local time. The club was reportedly...
UK Holiday Delays Make Me Ashamed, Says Calais Port Boss
Byline: John Dunne THE head of the port of Calais today said he is ashamed about the huge delays British holidaymakers have faced at Dover. Jean-Marc Puissesseau, president of the Cote d'Opale Chamber of Commerce, which runs the port, insisted...
UK Volunteers Are Still Waiting for the Go-Ahead from Games Organisers
Byline: Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro OLYMPIC volunteers from the UK have warned Rio 2016 may be short on helpers after leaving it to the last minute to confirm their positions. Around 500 volunteers were set to travel from Britain to Brazil...
Why London's Boroughs Are Fans of the Apprentice; Looking for a Training Opportunity? since 2009, the Capital's Boroughs Have Created More Than 9,000 Apprenticeships in a Diverse Range of Fields and There Are Ambitious Plans for More, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: writes Niki Chesworth DID you know what you wanted to do as a career when you were 16? Like many young people who have just taken their GCSEs, Chesnei Monrose, 22, from Tower Hamlets, was advised to stay on at school and do A-levels -- nobody...
William Hill Must Sit Tight as Suitors Jockey for Position
Byline: COMMENTARY Nick Goodway THERE is impeccable logic in the "clicks, chips and tips" proposal to bring 888 (online gambling), Rank (casinos) and William Hill (bookies) together in a PS5 billion deal. But there are also some massive fences...
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