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Articles from August 22, 2016

Allardyce to Pick City Outcast Hart in England Squad; in Association With
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent SAM ALLARDYCE says Joe Hart will be included in his first England squad but has admitted concerns over the goalkeeper's lack of playing time at Manchester City. Hart is expected to leave the Etihad...
Antonio Late Show Provides Hammers with Some Precious Breathing Space; in Association With
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM 1 BOURNEMOUTH 0 FINAL Premier League game at the Boleyn -- a win. First Premier League game at the London Stadium -- a win. Could Slaven Bilic realistically have asked for more? Okay, the victory over Bournemouth was no...
Antonio Late Show Provides Hammers with Some Precious Breathing Space; WEST HAM BOURNEMOUTH
Byline: Ken Dyer FINAL Premier League game at the Boleyn -- a win. First Premier League game at the London Stadium -- a win. Could Slaven Bilic realistically have asked for more? Okay, the victory over Bournemouth was no classic -- it wasn't...
Are You a Social Gymnast? Trends Showering with Your Boss and Breaking a Sweat with an Ex: Phoebe Luckhurst Guides Us through Our Workout Anxiety
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst AWORKOUT is not an occasion for small talk. While you can just about countenance the loud peals of your instructor, you cannot do conversation. Your muscles are spasming and there is sweat dripping into your eyes. This is...
Aspiring Musician Shot in the Head after Argument at Studio
Byline: Sophia Sleigh A YOUNG father was shot in the head after an argument in a music studio erupted into the street, neighbours said today. Police were called after gunshots were heard in a residential road in Hornsey at 9pm on Saturday. ...
BEFORE It Kicked off to [...]; Olympic Party's over, So Look Back and Enjoy Our Photographer's Best Shots
BEFORE it kicked off to a thunderous samba beat at the opening cermony in the Olympic Stadium, there had been fears the Rio Games would be remembered for all the wrong reasons. But it will go down as a spectacular sporting success, filled with moments...
Best Is Yet to Come from Joe, Says Boxing Coach Brother of Mayor Sadiq
Matt Watts, David Churchill and Justin Davenport SADIQ KHAN'S boxing coach brother today said the "best is still to come" from Joe Joyce after his protege had to settle for silver following a controversial defeat. Joyce, 30, from Putney, narrowly...
Bolt, the Brazilian Student and a Very Wild Night out; Star 'Half-Naked in Bed with Girl' after Partying into Early Hours
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger SPRINT star Usain Bolt celebrated his Olympic success by partying with a Brazilian student during wild 30th birthday celebrations in Rio. Bolt was seen dancing and singing with revellers as he partied with friends...
Bolt, the Brazilian Student and a Very Wild Night out; Star 'Half-Naked in Bed with Girl' after Partying into Early Hours; Rio 2016
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger SPRINT star Usain Bolt celebrated his Olympic success by partying with a Brazilian student during wild 30th birthday celebrations in Rio. Bolt was seen dancing and singing with revellers as he partied with friends...
Breathtaking and Heartfelt Picture of Adolescence; EDINBURGH COMEDY
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU SARAH KENDALL Assembly George Square SARAH KENDALL has had two Edinburgh careers. Firstly as a conventional observational stand-up and, having returned after a break, as a compelling storyteller. Last year's growing-pains monologue,...
British Swimmer Dies after Seeing Daughter Saved off Beach in Spain
Byline: Gerard Couzens A BRITISH man died after seeing his 10-year-old daughter being rescued when they got into difficulties while swimming off a Spanish beach. Around a dozen other bathers entered the water to save the child after spotting...
Central London House Prices 'To Fall Sharply before Recovering in 2018'
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor CENTRAL London house prices will fall sharply this year as the shock effect of the Brexit vote takes its toll before a recovery establishes itself in 2018, a forecast predicts today. The most exclusive...
Chefs Wage War on Hidden Waste with Call to Ban Polystyrene
Byline: Rod Kitson TOP chefs are calling on the Mayor of London to ban polystyrene packaging, amid claims the full extent of its use in the food industry is being hidden. Ed Baines, Theo Randall, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mark Hix are among...
Courtois Says Chelsea Are Feeling Fitness Benefit
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent THIBAUT COURTOIS believes Antonio Conte's intense fitness regime is already paying off by helping Chelsea's title bid get off to the perfect start. Chelsea have won their first two League games 2-1...
Courtois Says Chelsea Are Feeling Fitness Benefit; in Association With
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent THIBAUT COURTOIS believes Antonio Conte's intense fitness regime is already paying off by helping Chelsea's title bid get off to the perfect start. Chelsea have won their first two League games 2-1...
DollyFest in Hyde Park Would Be Wonderful after Glasto Career Highlight, Says Parton
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster DOLLY PARTON says she hopes to curate her own festival in Hyde Park as long as she can find time in her hectic schedule. The country singer, 70, revealed she has held...
Eclectic Mix Behind Market Research Business Which Is Far from Pointless
Byline: ENTREPRENEURS Alex Lawson WHICH company offers innovative market research and is run by the son of the governor of Windsor Castle? If you guessed Morar, you've found a Pointless answer. The research specialist is behind the surveys that...
Family Background Should Not Be a Bar to the Best Education
Byline: Brett Wigdortz YOUNG people across London will be celebrating this week as their GCSE results are revealed. They deserve our congratulations, as do the thousands of teachers and school support staff who have devoted untold hours of care...
Fitting Tribute to the Past Masters of Bad Language; Pick of the Day
Comedy Greats: Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Tonight, London Live, 9pm If you'll indulge us, we'd like to share our favourite exchanges between Pete and Dud, such as this one ah, we've been told we can't repeat that one. Nor our next favourite quote,...
Gb's Capital Display; Farah: Record Medal Haul Is Down to Legacy of London 2012
Byline: Matt Majendie Olympics Correspondent in Rio MO FARAH has hailed the legacy of London 2012 for Britain's record medal rush in Rio. The Londoner's second gold of these Games meant Team GB matched the 65-medal tally from four years ago,...
Get Back on an Even Keel with a Horrmonally Harmonious Yoga Practice That Could Cure Hot Flushes, Mood Swings and PMT
Byline: Rachael Sigee FOR most women it is obvious when our hormone levels are out of whack. Crying uncontrollably because a stranger ran for the bus and didn't make it, or seeing red over the tin-opener being in the wrong drawer are par for the...
Golden Couple's Honeymoon Plan ... a Month in a Campervan
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger GOLDEN couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny will celebrate their upcoming wedding by spending a month-long honeymoon in a campervan. The record-breaking couple, who now have an incredible 10 Olympic gold medals between...
HOW BRITAIN FARED ACROSS THE SPORTS; in Association With
ATHLETICS Medal target 7-9 Funding PS26.8m Medals won 2 1 4 Mo Farah's second gold and a bronze by the 4x400m women's relay team ensured the target of seven medals was met. Once more, there was a reliance on established stars Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill...
'I'll Be Lining Up in London but I Can't Promise Another Golden Double' in Association withPhenomenal Farah Will Make Next Year's World Championships His Track Swansong as He Admits Time Is Catching Up with Him
Byline: Matt Majendie Olympics Correspondent in Rio FOR the boy who grew up in Hounslow, London 2012 was the fitting stage that saw him kickstart his illustrious track career -- and it will be there that it ends. While Daegu saw him claim his...
Instagram My Carmen Launch, Star Urges Fans; Ballerina Ditches Professional Photographers for Bizet Reboot
Byline: Mark Blunden Technology Reporter A PRIMA ballerina is shunning professional photographers for the launch of her latest production and instead inviting fans to shoot it on their smartphones and post the results on Instagram. Irina Kolesnikova...
Joshua Hails Joyce as an Inspiration; in Association With
Byline: Matt Majendie Olympics Correspondent in Rio THE prediction was uttered without even a modicum of arrogance as a softly spoken Joe Joyce declared in a makeshift gym in a private school in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Games...
Joy of Rio Shows Truth and Beauty of Sport
Byline: Simon Barnes THE Olympics Games are over: so brace yourself for the smart Aleck in the workplace and the contrarian columnist in the newspaper. Get ready to hear them thank God it's finished, because, you know, they just don't do sport....
Mayor Defiant after He Is Booed at Rally for Saying Corbyn 'Can't Win Election'
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor SADIQ KHAN urged Jeremy Corbyn's supporters to conduct a "civilised" campaign today after he faced a backlash for encouraging them to ditch their leader. The Mayor was targeted on social media and booed at...
Night Tube Sees 100,000 Travel without Incident on 'Landmark' First Weekend
Byline: Matt Watts THE opening weekend of the Night Tube was today hailed as a "great success" after more than 100,000 passengers used the service in its first 48 hours. Six trains per hour were run on the Victoria and Central lines between 12.30am...
Painkillers Found at Prince's Home '50 Times Stronger Than Heroin'
Byline: David Gardner in Los Angeles PILLS recovered from Prince's home were falsely labelled and contained a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin, US officials investigating the star's death have revealed. At first glance, bottles discovered...
Phoenix Is Rising; WEEKEND AWAY PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Byline: EDMUND VALLANCE THERE ARE few places in the US more sweltering than Arizona in high summer, when temperatures can top 40C. But as August draws to a close and the heat starts to settle to a simmer, now is a great time to plan a visit to the...
Plaits Performance; Beauty to Finish First in the Gym, the Right Hair Is Key. Take Your Cue from the Golden Girls, Says Rachael Sigee Braids Are for Winners
Byline: Rachael Sigee TEAM GB's women stole the show this past fortnight, from dominance in the velodrome to unexpected medals in the trampoline and hammer. We wouldn't dream of upstaging their sporting achievements but it's no mean feat to find...
Police Halt Drone Deliveries of Drugs and Phones to Pentonville
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor POLICE have foiled an attempt to use two drones to fly a "large quantity" of drugs and mobile phones into Pentonville prison. The first drone crashed while being tracked by police as it flew over the...
Police Hunt Killer after Father Is Shot in the Head at Music Studio
Byline: Sophia Sleigh A YOUNG father was shot in the head after an argument in a music studio erupted into the street, neighbours said today. Police were called after gunshots were heard on a quiet residential road in Hornsey at 9pm on Saturday....
Politicians Jump on the Olympics' Gold Bandwagon
Byline: Sam Leith THEY just can't help it, can they? Politicians, I mean. The moment they catch a whiff of sporting success they become hypnotised. They start to wobble and emote. It's some sort of deep reflex in the reptile hind brain. They feel...
Reach for the Sky-Run; Exploring South Tyrol on Foot Needn't Mean Hiking. Sarah Baxter Picks Up the Pace
Byline: Sarah Baxter THERE was nothing between me and the deep blue sky. A blue to make Farrow & Ball weep into their paint pots and surrender to the superiority of nature. Mountains reared all around: the dramatic immediacy of the Italian Dolomites,...
Savile's Radio 1 Friend Admits New Sex Attacks
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter ONE of the founding DJs of Radio 1 has admitted a catalogue of sex crimes against young boys stretching across his career. Chris Denning, 75, used his access to celebrities and an "Aladdin's cave" of pornography...
Science Subjects Are So Important
EVERY day we depend on technology more than ever. That's why, as you rightly point out in your leader ["Let's have more pupils taking maths A-level", Comment, August 18], it is vital that we teach our young people the skills of the future. Crucial...
Seized: Boy, 12, in Barcelona Shirt about to Detonate Suicide Bomb
Byline: Rashid Razaq A CHILD is grabbed by security forces moments before he can set off a suicide bomb in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The boy, who was aged about 12 or 13 and wearing a Lionel Messi No 10 Barcelona football shirt, was stripped...
Serco Rises on Hope Soames Will Go Big Game Hunting; Market Round-Up
Byline: Jamie Nimmo EMBATTLED outsourcer Serco, still reeling from its infamous tagging scandal and a string of profit warnings, will need to focus on "hunting elephants" if it is to keep its turnaround on track. The assessment from UBS is not...
Soulless New Stadium Will Make Bilic's Task Harder
Byline: Tony Evans IT MUST have seemed that West Ham struck gold when they were given the keys to the Olympic Stadium. Arsene Wenger compared it to "winning the lottery." The Arsenal manager may review that statement when he visits the renamed London...
Soulless New Stadium Will Make Bilic's Task Harder; in Association With
Byline: Tony Evans IT MUST have seemed that West Ham struck gold when they were given the keys to the Olympic Stadium. Arsene Wenger compared it to "winning the lottery." The Arsenal manager may review that statement when he visits the renamed London...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 As the week begins, you are facing important decisions. Some are clear-cut, but you have been hesitant about committing in case a better option appeared. It might, but you can't afford to wait....
Syrian Kurds Launch Assault to Expel Assad Forces from Key City
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger SYRIAN Kurdish fighters today launched a major assault to try to expel forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad from a key eastern city. The YPG militia, which the US is backing in its fight against Islamic State,...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
OF THE 10,329 uses of Tasers in 2015, only 19 per cent were actual discharges of the weapon. This is a one per cent decrease on last year's figures -- a fact that your correspondent [Letters, August 17] conveniently forgot to point out. Having 11 fatalities...
The Food Scene Consumes You -- We Can Support Each Other; with a New Restaurant in the Philippines, Jason andIrha Atherton's Empire Has Gone Global. Here,they Tell Rosamund Urwin about Cooking for theCamerons and Keeping Their Cool in the Kitchen
Byline: RosamundUrwin IRHA and Jason Atherton have done a role reversal. When she was a full-time mother, she'd find herself complaining about how hard her superstar chef husband was working. "I was stuck at home, counting every minute, calling...
US Police Shooting Suspect Killed after 'Rolling Gun Battle'
Byline: David Gardner in Los Angeles A SUSPECT was killed by police after a state trooper was shot and wounded following a routine traffic stop in New Orleans. The Louisiana State Police trooper was shot in the arm by a passenger in a car which...
Walter Presents a New Israeli Star in Drama Inspired by Notting Hill
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster Rashid Razaq Culture Correspondent WONDER WOMAN Gal Gadot and Bar Refaeli blazed a trail as Israeli models-turned-actresses who have become international stars. Now British...
WE'LL BRING GOLD RUSH TO LONDON; TEAM GB HEROES PLEDGE TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION MAY PLANS TO HOST RECEPTION AT No 10 FOR OLYMPIC STARSYoung Athletes Now Have Chance to Shine in London, Says Olympic Legend Sally Gunnell
Byline: Justin Davenport, David Churchill in Rio de Janeiro and Joe Murphy TEAM GB's victorious athletes today vowed to inspire a new generation of heroes with their record-breaking Olympic performance -- and win even more medals in London next...
We'll Bring Gold Rush to London; TEAM GB HEROES PLEDGE TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION P.M. PLANS BUMPER HONOURS FOR OLYMPIC STARS AND COACHES Young Athletes Now Have Chance to Shine at World Championships, Says Olympic Legend Gunnell
Byline: Justin Davenport, David Churchill in Rio de Janeiro and Joe Murphy TEAM GB's victorious athletes today vowed to inspire a new generation of heroes with their record-breaking Olympic performance and win even more medals in London next summer....
West End Wary despite Influx of Tourist Cash
Byline: Clare Hutchison and Joanna Bourke WEST END retailers today cheered high-rolling tourists who splashed cash in their stores last month -- but warned of storm clouds on the horizon. Sales hit PS400 million in the capital's shopping heartland...
Whatever Happens to Britain, London Will Remain a City State; the Capital Has Existed for Far Longer Than the Country of Which It Is Capital and Even Today Continues to Evolve
Byline: Deyan Sudjic BRITAIN, or rather England, is in no position to give London the sack. But when it voted to quit the European Union it was suggesting that, given half a chance, it might try. Like most capital cities London is seen as spoiled...
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