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Articles from October 3, 2016

Also on the Menu; Want a Taste of the Other Events on Offer at London Restaurant Festival? Here's the Best of the Rest Taking Place over the Coming Month
5-Star Andaz London Something of an LRF hub this year, this splendid hotel is not only the base for the Ultimate Gastronomic Weekend (a Veuve Clicquot Gourmet Odyssey, an overnight stay here and Sunday lunch hosted my Michel Roux Jr at The Landau)...
Aristocrat Hits out at PS4.5m Drugs Trial Delay
Byline: Anna Dubuis in Nairobi A BRITISH aristocrat accused of smuggling PS4.5 million worth of cocaine into Kenya today said he was "disappointed" after the case was adjourned by prosecutors. Jack Marrian, 31, a sugar trader and grandson of...
A Vine Old Time in the Other South of France; HOTEL REVIEW CHATEAU ST PIERRE DE SERJAC Languedoc, France
Byline: AOIFE O'RIORDAIN WHEN it comes to the South of France, Provence and the Cote d'Azur tend to lap up the limelight. But with its silent villages, plane tree-lined byways, vineyard-draped hills and miles of Mediterranean coastline, neighbouring...
Be Prepared for Brexit Turbulence, Hammond Warns Firms; Other British Cities Must Match Productivity of London, Says Hammond
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor PHILIP HAMMOND braced business for "turbulence" when Theresa May starts the Brexit countdown next year. The Chancellor injected a cold gust of reality into the EU debate as he pledged to intervene with borrowing...
Brexit Is Proving the Tories Are No Longer the Party of Business; New Policy on City Passporting Rights, Business Rates and Airport Expansion Will All Harm the Private Sector
Byline: Nick Clegg IF YOU pay PS16,500 you can have an advert on the canvas bags or lanyards issued to delegates. If you want an exhibition stand in a plum spot you'll pay anything up to PS27,500. And, according to press reports, you'll need to...
Chef 'Mistook Mouse Droppings for Spices'
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter A CHEF at a four-star hotel favoured by Harry Styles and Britney Spears thought mouse droppings on the floor and work surfaces of his kitchen were "spices", a court heard. Health inspectors found a mouse nest...
Clarke Fronts Up as Europe Wave Goodbye to Cup; Skipper under Fire after Some of His Decisions Backfire, but There Were Also Plenty of Factors out of His Control. John Huggan in Hazeltine
Byline: John Huggan in Ryder Cup 2016 Hazeltine, USA 17 EUROPE 11 RYDER CUP captaincies are always black or white affairs. There are no in-betweens, no greys; in the wake of each biennial contest, the men leading Europe and the United States are...
Compromise Is the Key to Making Peace with Your Critical Neighbours
Byline: AskJo Jo Malone, joloves.com Dear Jo I'VE just started running a cafe in Hackney with two friends. Although we enjoy it, we have a problem in that our neighbours aren't thrilled that we're opening some evenings with live music, and a couple...
Could This at Last Be the End of Aids' Defining Era?
Byline: Sam Leith ISTILL have my copy of Thom Gunn's The Man with Night Sweats. I bought it on February 10, 1992, the day it came out. I was a month or two past my 18th birthday. I got bragging rights: I beat my English teacher to the single copy...
Crazy Night with a Surreal Comedian; Pick of the Day
Noel Fielding: Luxury Comedy Tonight, London Live, 10.30pm At the moment this trip to Painted Hawaii and Noel's coffee shop is due to last for half-an-hour and be wrapped up by 11 o'clock but we must warn viewers that the programme may run until midnight....
Dashing through the Snow; Champion Mushers Show Laura Ivill the Ropes on a Highspeed Dogsled Ride through Norway's Frozen North
Byline: Laura Ivill ILIKE dogs. It was one of the reasons I wanted to take the bull by the horns, to mix my metaphors, and sign up to a threeday adventure in the frozen north flying to the very tip of Norway in the dead of winter to go husky-sledding...
Dressing for Power and the Politics of Theresa's Trousers
Byline: Charlotte Ross @charloross THERESA May aims to be the Tories' great moderniser. But she could also be remembered as the woman who took great strides in strides. Yesterday she stepped on stage at the Conservative Party conference wearing...
#EatOctober
London Restaurant Festival (LRF), in partnership with American Express(r), is now in its eighth year and, reflecting the capital's ravenous restaurant scene, it's flourishing. This year the month-long, city-wide celebration of eating out features...
Father Runs Screaming into Street after Seeing His 11-Year-Old Son Killed by Car
Byline: Barney Davis A FATHER watched helplessly from his bedroom window as his "angelic" son was hit and killed by a car as he crossed the road outside his home. Aaron Matharu, 11, was thrown several metres into the air on a pedestrian crossing...
Fed Up with F1, Lewis? Try the Keepy-Uppy Game Your Dad's Made
Byline: Christian Sylt WHAT do you do next when after years of fatherly sacrifice, resourcefulness and dedication you've helped your son achieve his dream of becoming Formula 1 champion? Simple ... you invent an electronic keepy-uppy machine. ...
Festival Menus; There's More Than 250 Restaurants Involved in LRF's Festival Menu Programme. Discover Some of the Participants Here, and Book at Bookatable.Co.Uk/london-Restaurant-Festival
RESTAURANTS WITH A VIEW aqua kyoto W14 aqua nueva E16 Babylon at The Roof Gardens W8 Barbecoa E1W Blueprint Cafe WC2N Butlers Wharf Chop House EC1V Cantina Del Ponte W2 Coq D'Argent WC2N Docksider Neighbourhood Kitchen &...
Fifty Years on, Drivers Still Fume as Box Junctions Make PS6m a Year
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger CAMPAIGNERS have hit out over "money-making" yellow box junctions as it emerged Transport for London made over PS6 million in fines last year. The traffic scheme which is 50 years old today has been lambasted by...
Fish and Computer Chips at Tate Modern; Inflatable Shoal Cruise S Turbine Hall in Digital Installation
Byline: Robert Dex Art Correspondent SOMETHING fishy is going on at Tate Modern, where the latest installation has just been unveiled in the gallery's vast Turbine Hall. A shoal of inflatable fish float freely in the Bankside gallery as part...
Fork of the Town; from Pop-Up Openings to Permanent New Kitchens, London Restaurant Festival Editor Adam Coghlan Rounds Up the Latest Restaurant News
Byline: Adam Coghlan Rita's duo at new pop-up Quilombero London's hip food community mourned the loss of Rita's in Hackney earlier this summer. But Gabriel Pryce and Missy Flynn (right) are back. A new pop-up which opened this month offers rustic...
Getting Riggy with It; FitnessThe Latest Highintensity Workout Will Have You Swinging from the Rafters in the Name of Power Arms. Frankie McCoy Learns the Ropes
Byline: Frankie McCoy I'M DANGLING in the air from a metal bar, feet frantically kicking as I struggle to pull myself up. Shoulders, hands, forearms and several upper-body muscles I didn't even know existed screech in agony, begging me to let go,...
Greatest Win Is for an Event That Has Restored Its Value
Byline: James Lawton IT WAS never likely the Miracle of Medinah would be surpassed. That, after all, had the ultimately inspiring name of Seve Ballesteros literally trailed through a vast and cloudless sky. But then if some European wounds will...
Hammond Warns of Rollercoaster Brexit Years for Business; Hammond: I'll Work to Boost Confidence in UK
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor PHILIP HAMMOND braced businesses for a "rollercoaster" journey when Theresa May starts the Brexit countdown next year. The Chancellor's warning of a white-knuckle ride caused the pound to dip against the euro...
Henderson Crosses Pond to Make $6Bn Swoop for Bond King's Fund
Byline: Michael Bow FUNDS giant Henderson unveiled a transatlantic takeover of US peer Janus Capital today to create a $320 billion (PS248 billion) global money-management powerhouse. The deal, in the works since February, creates a company worth...
History Tells Us the O2 Float Is a Good Plan B
Byline: city comment James Ashton THERE are lessons from history to be learned about the PS10 billion stock market flotation of mobile phone firm O2, which is likely to provide the biggest share sale of the next few months. The last time this company...
Housebuilders Buoyed by PS5bn Fund for New Homes
Byline: Russell Lynch THE Treasury's PS5 billion plans to boost housebuilding lifted shares in the UK's biggest players today amid hopes of tackling the UK's "chronic" housing shortage. Housebuilding shares have been ravaged by the Brexit vote...
How to Make It Easier to Be an Entrepreneur and a Parent
Byline: Rohan Silva THERE'S nothing nice about going through IVF, as my wife and I are learning at the moment, but one small blessing is that the process gives you ample time to think about how your life might change if you're lucky enough to have...
I'LL GET ENGLAND BACK ON TRACK, SAYS SOUTHGATE; Interim Manager Promises to Steady the Ship after Allardyce's Controversial exitGareth: I'll Bring Stability
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent GARETH SOUTHGATE today insisted he is the right man to bring stability back to the England team after Sam Allardyce's shock departure but is not sure if he wants the job full-time. Southgate was put...
I'LL GET ENGLAND BACK ON TRACK, SAYS SOUTHGATE; INTERIM MANAGER PROMISES TO STEADY THE SHIP AFTER ALLARDYCE'S CONTROVERSIAL EXIT; Gareth: I'll Bring Stability
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent GARETH SOUTHGATE today insisted he is the right man to bring stability back to the England team after Sam Allardyce's shock departure but is not sure if he wants the job full-time. Southgate was put...
I'll Take My Time over Decision of Airport Expansion for South-East, Says Grayling
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling today said he would not rubberstamp David Cameron's decision for a third runway at Heathrow. The Cabinet minister said both he and Theresa May wanted to "take time"...
I'll Take My Time over Decision on Airport Expansion for South-East, Says Grayling
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling today said he would not rubberstamp David Cameron's decision for a third runway at Heathrow. The Cabinet minister said both he and Theresa May wanted to "take time"...
Irresistible Reinvention Sparkles with Fire and Wit
Byline: BARRY MILLINGTON THE figure of the amoral but irresistible philanderer flits down the centuries from well before Mozart and Da Ponte to James Bond and beyond. Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, which features a narcissistic libertine who taunts...
KIM'S GUN TERROR IN PS9M GEMS RAID; TV STAR TIED UP AND ROBBED AFTER GANG STORM PARIS FLAT; Kardashian 'Badly Shaken' as She Flees Paris by Private Jet after Armed Robbery
Byline: Peter Allen, David Gardner and Benedict Moore-Bridger KIM KARDASHIAN was in a state of "deep shock and fear" today after being tied up and robbed by gunmen during a raid in Paris. The reality star had jewels worth around PS9 million stolen...
Lloris: Keep Playing like That and We Can Fight for Honours
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent HUGO LLORIS urged Tottenham to retain their ruthless streak if they are to compete for major trophies. Mauricio Pochettino's team will resume Premier League action after the international break just...
Lorry Victim's Family Says More Must Be Done to Protect Cyclists in Capital
Byline: Matt Watts THE family of a cyclist killed in a rushhour crash with a HGV called today for safety improvements to protect bike users in the capital. Esther Hartsilver, 32, of Islington, was cycling to work at King's College Hospital in...
Mickelson Is Much More Careful This Time after 'Dumb' Comment
Byline: Matt Majendie PHIL MICKELSON branded himself a "dumbass" and said he had put the American team under too much pressure going into the Ryder Cup because of his comments in the wake of their defeat two years ago. The former world No1 criticised...
Ministers Aim to Free the City of London from EU Rules in Brexit; Senior Figures Fear Secret Deals in Brussels Would Hit Financial Sector EXCLUSIVE
Conservative Conference In Birmingham Nicholas Cecil and Pippa Crerar MINISTERS are moving towards a clear break from EU rules for the City, to protect it from damaging diktats from Brussels, the Standard reveals today. They are increasingly wary...
Newsagent Told to Pay PS22,000 for 'Throwing out Autistic Boy'
Byline: Tim Stewart A NEWSAGENT who threw an autistic 11-year-old boy and his guide dog out of his shop has been ordered to pay PS22,000 for disability discrimination. James McCafferty went with his labradoodle Kizzy, his mother Katy and brother...
Nonsense to Say Southgate Has Taken on 'Impossible Job'
Byline: Tony Evans @tonyevans92a IF Gareth Southgate has one qualification for the England job it's that he knows how to turn national disappointment into a virtue. The 46-year-old missed a penalty against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 96...
Our App Helps Restaurants Cut Waste by Finding Buyers for Unsold Meals; Too Good to Go Allows Londoners to Collect Great Meals around Closing Time Each Day for Bargain Prices. Lizzie Edmonds Hears How Its Co-Founders Overcame Their Friends' Scepticism
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THE two co-founders of an app that lets Londoners buy perfectly good restaurant meals otherwise destined for the bin are sitting around a table in Soho and tucking into unsold lasagne while reminiscing about pitching their...
Our Food Travels; during LRF, 10 Chefs Will Create Exclusive Menus for American Express(r) Cardmembers Based on Their Travels. Here, Adam Coghlan Speaks to Four of Them about the Cuisines That Inspire Them
Byline: Adam Coghlan Our food travels Yotam Ottolenghi, NOPI The go-to chef behind every voguish dinner party daydreams about living in San Francisco but says there's nowhere like London. My favourite places in the world are Greece, Israel, San...
Passing Screen Test, Young British Stars Tipped for the Top
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster Rashid Razaq Culture Correspondent Two young actresses best known so far for playing a homewrecker and a rebellious schoolgirl have been tipped to follow in the footsteps...
Passing the Screen Test, the Young British Stars Who Are Tipped for the Top
Byline: evening standard MONDAY 3 OCTOBER 2016 News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster Rashid Razaq Culture Correspondent TWO young actresses best known so far for playing a homewrecker and a rebellious schoolgirl have...
Poch's Vision of the Future Gives Spurs Punching Power to Floor Rivals; Manager's Ferocious Pressing Tactics Catch City Cold as Tottenham Close the Gap at Top of Table to One Point
Byline: James Olley White Hart Lane TOTTENHAM 2 MAN CITY 0 PEP GUARDIOLA'S tactical innovation at Manchester City has already been hailed as the zeitgeist of a new Premier League era yet it was Tottenham who offered the brightest vision of the future...
Pro-Heathrow Argument Is Flawed
YOUR article ["Heathrow bosses propose raising cap on flights", September 29] recycles the old argument by Heathrow that extra capacity, and in particular a third runway, are needed if Britain is to pursue global trade opportunities. This argument...
Puppet Master Draws Viewers into His Electrifying World
Byline: BEN LUKE REVIEW HYUNDAI COMMISSION 2016: PHILIPPE PARRENO: ANYWHEN Tate Modern, SE1 THE Turbine Hall is alive. Lights pulse as melodies, drones and beats play; screens and speakers descend in formation; a light moves along an arcing rod...
Rush for Brexit Bargains Pushes Footsie to Year-High
Byline: market round-up Jamie Nimmo THE FTSE 100 hit its highest level since May last year today after a Brexit-induced sterling slump caused investors to pile into equities. The blue-chip index advanced 67.85 points, or 1%, to 6967.18 as Prime...
Scramble to Save after Voters Reject Colombia Peace Deal with Rebels
Byline: Michael Howie COLOMBIA'S government and Leftist rebel leaders were today scrambling to resurrect a plan to end their 52-year-old war after voters rejected the deal by a razor -thin margin. President Juan Manuel Santos tried to put a brave...
Searching for the Brightest and Best; Public-Sector Graduate Schemes Tend to Be Highly Regarded and Heavily Over-Subscribed. Aiming to Attract Career Changers as Well as Recent Graduates, the Appeal Is That You Can Benefit from Great Training and Make a Real Difference, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth WHEN it comes to graduate schemes, the public sector really stands out. Teach First is not only the largest in the UK, but also rated one of the best -- and, along with the Civil Service Fast Stream and the NHS, features in...
Serota Is Caught between Rock and an Art Place
Byline: Politics, party and pillow talk. Edited by Joy Lo Dico SPARE a thought for staff at Arts Council England as they ponder a conflictof-interests question. The grant giving agency will soon welcome Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota as its new...
Southgate Can Achieve the Impossible with England
Byline: Tony Evans @tonyevans92a IF Gareth Southgate has one qualification for the England job it's that he knows how to turn national disappointment into a virtue. The 46-year-old missed a penalty against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 96...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 This is an exciting time, although you are focusing more on the difficulties you are facing than on what is good. While it's essential you deal with those tricky matters, not all of them are...
Suki: I Shouldn't Care but I Get Upset When People Send Me Negative Tweets
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds SUKI WATERHOUSE has criticised the "unnatural attention" society pays to how women look -- and admits she gets upset by negative comments directed at her online. The model and actress, 24, told HELLO! Fashion Monthly: "I...
Surge in Exports Casts Doubt on Further Rate Cuts
Byline: Russell Lynch AN autumn interest-rate cut from the Bank of England was left in "serious doubt" today as a rush of export orders fuelled a stunning September bounceback from the UK's manufacturers. The latest snapshot from the Chartered...
Swim like Stella; TrendsWith the Fall Back on TV Its Chief Detective Is Making a Case for the One-Piece, Says Phoebe Luckhurst
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst TRADITIONALLY the onepiece has two identities. On the one hand, it's glamorous: the uniform of sirens stretched out by the sea, going nowhere near the water. On the other, it is functional kit for the school swimming-gala....
Take Deal or You're Fired, Southern Tells Staff
Byline: Dick Murray SOUTHERN today set a deadline for union chiefs to accept an offer aimed at averting rail strikes -- or it will terminate conductors' contracts and press ahead with changes to their role. The company, which is facing a series...
Take Offer or Be Sacked, Southern Tells Staff
Byline: Dick Murray SOUTHERN today set a deadline for union chiefs to accept an offer aimed at averting rail strikes - or it will terminate conductors' contracts and press ahead with changes to their role. The company, which is facing a series...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
Nicky Morgan and Ken Clarke [September 29] criticise Theresa May for not having a Brexit plan. However, May only recently became Prime Minister and had no thought of leading the country out of the EU, so it is perfectly reasonable that she wants to...
The Chancellor's Break with the Osborne Era; Established 1827
THE Prime Minister has already made clear that the Cameron/Osborne era is at an end but it has taken the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to spell out one of its significant consequences: the Government will no longer be trying to balance the books by 2020....
The Fast-Track Fixes; Beauty from 10-Minute Facials to Express Eye Treatments, Anna-Marie Soliwij Celebrates the Rise of the Beauty Bar
Byline: Anna-Marie Soliwij THE whizz of life led in the digital lane (so much quicker than the fast lane) means languorous spa treatments are falling behind. Now that keeping up appearances relies on speedy and convenient services, beauty bars are...
The Perfect Pairing; Zeren Wilson, Aka Bitten & Written, Uncorks the Wine Events at London Restaurant Festival
Byline: Zeren Wilson The wine landscape in London has changed enormously since the first London Restaurant Festival in 2009 - thrillingly, these changes have been for the better. Restaurants have increasingly pushed wine up the pecking order of...
Tories Hope to Free the City from EU Rules in Brexit Negotiations; Senior Figures Fear Secret Deals in Brussels Would Hit Financial Sector EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Pippa Crerar Conservative Conference In Birmingham MINISTERS are moving towards a clear break from EU rules for the City, to protect it from damaging diktats from Brussels, the Standard reveals today. They are increasingly...
Tories Need 'New Plan to Combat Labour in Capital' Conservative ConferenceIn Birmingham
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor LONDON Tories were warned by a senior minister they have been "struggling" against Labour and need to rebuild the party's organisation. Gavin Barwell, the minister for London, revealed the Prime Minister had...
Voters 'Back Grammar School Move If It Helps Poor Pupils'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor THERESA MAY'S grammar school gamble could turn into a clear election winner if she can convince voters they will benefit pupils from poorer backgrounds, a new poll shows. The BMG Research survey...
Wasps Send out a Warning to Saracens after Ruthless Seven-Try Blitz
Byline: Chris Jones WASPS 47 HARLEQUINS 18 DAI YOUNG saw his Wasps team rout Harlequins and then warned Saracens his men can get even better as they prepare to meet in a battle of the top two. Wasps travel to the Premiership and European Champions...
We Were Lucky, Says Wenger after Koscielny Late Show Snatches Win
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent BURNLEY 0 ARSENAL 1 AFTER escaping Burnley with three points, Arsene Wenger must not let his anniversary present go to waste. This match looked set to be another example of why Arsenal have come up...
Willett: My Brother Was Right about 'Baying' American Fans
Byline: Matt Majendie and John Huggan DANNY WILLETT said today his brother was right in his damning indictment of American fans following his Ryder Cup debut. PJ Willett caused a storm in the run-up to the tournament with an online column in...
Work It like a President; Meditate during Long Meetings and Let Your Experience Do the Talking -- Hillary Clinton's Plan to Take the White House Is a Recipe for Success, Says Rosamund Urwin
Byline: says Rosamund Urwin IT'S a story that plays out in workplaces across the world. A hugely experienced woman is told by an inexperienced man that she's been doing her job all wrong. That he's got the skills and she's not got the stamina. That...
Worth Millions Now: Gap-Year Idea That Turned out to Be Full of Eastern Promise
Byline: Clare Hutchison ENTREPRENEURS In association with GAP years, as the cliche goes, are for finding oneself. But Charlie Bradshaw instead found the multi-millionpound business idea that would become product procurement and design company Matrix....
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