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Articles from January 24, 2017

A Breath of Fresh Air Here's How to Clean Up Your Act and Beat London's Smog
THIS morning, Londoners awoke to an oppressive blanket of smog shrouding the horizon. Cycle lanes were emptier, not just due to frost on the ground but because commuters were put off by the choking chemical smell in the air. We are facing an airpocalpyse....
A Hard Brexit May Hit London at First but We Will Prosper in the End; in an Ironic Twist, the Most Pro-Remain Part of the UK Can Expect Ultimately to Do Better Than the Pro-Leave Provinces
Byline: Simon Jenkins YES, it's going to happen. As the hysteria dies down and the clouds disperse, "hard" Brexit becomes ever more concrete. London hated Brexit and was duly punched in the face by the rest of the country. Last week, Theresa May...
Are Critics of the Beckham Brand Scoring an Own Goal?
Byline: Simon English ARE David and Victoria Beckham smart business people? We're not overly keen in this country on giving credit where it is due, and certainly don't like the idea that people might excel in more than one area, but there does seem...
Biker Architect 'Killed by Bus Driver Who Couldn't See Him' Crash Trial Hears Double-Decker Pulled into Path of Victim
Byline: David Churchill A LEADING London architect was killed when a bus driver pulled into the path of his motorbike despite being unable to see the road ahead, a court heard. Nathan Quintyne, 25, is accused of killing Nicholas Shaw, 57, a principal...
Bikers Branded 'Crazy' for Using Phone on Move
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor POLICE today condemned motorcyclists caught riding while using mobile phones as "crazy". Ten bikers were among the 4,878 motorists found on the phone while driving in London as part of a UK-wide campaign....
BOY, 15, STABBED TO DEATH OUTSIDE SCHOOL GATES; Schoolboy Was Screaming 'He's Going to Stab Me' as His Attacker Chased Him
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony, John Dunne, Barney Davis and Justin Davenport A SCHOOLBOY was stabbed to death in front of "screaming" pupils outside the gates of a flagship London academy. The 15-year-old victim was attacked as he waited at a bus stop...
BOY, 15, STABBED TO DEATH OUTSIDE SCHOOL; PUPILS OF FLAGSHIP ACADEMY SEE TEENAGER ATTACKED AT BUS STOP; Schoolboy Was Screaming 'He's Going to Stab Me' as His Attacker Chased Him
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony, John Dunne, Barney Davis and Justin Davenport A SCHOOLBOY was stabbed to death in front of "screaming" pupils outside the gates of a flagship London academy. The 15-year-old victim was attacked as he waited at a bus stop...
BT Crashes 20% as Italian Fraud Crisis Deepens
Byline: Michael Bow BT was bounced into a shock profit warning today after admitting an accounting scandal in Italy was worse than feared and a slowdown in UK spending will damage earnings. Shares crashed by a record 19%, slicing more than PS6...
Buzz in Square Mile as US Suitors Eye ITV Takeover
Byline: market round-up Jamie Nimmo CHATTER in the Square Mile that Liberty Global could buy out ITV is nothing new, but rumour has it that the Virgin Media owner may face competition from some of the world's largest companies. The word on the...
Change Is Hitting Us All and We Have to Embrace It
Byline: Sarah Sands THE personal is political, the political is also personal. Disruption is starting to have its effect. Saturday's marchers have been mocked by some critics for a lack of clear aims but they are responding to seismic change by...
Courtois: I Would Say 'No' to PS18m to Play in China
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent THIBAUT COURTOIS says he will never be interested in playing in the Chinese Super League because major trophies mean more to him than money. Two of his former Chelsea teammates, Ramires and Oscar,...
'Deposed' F1 Boss Bernie Banks PS300m; Sport's Supremo Axed after 40 Years
Byline: Kevin Eason BERNIE ECCLESTONE could walk out of Formula One with as much as PS300million as he cashes in his shareholding in the sport he ruled for almost 40 years. Ecclestone has been pushed aside by Liberty Media, the American media...
Did Fight Club Start Snowflake Avalanche?
Byline: Politics, party and pillow talk. Edited by Joy Lo Dico AFTER Donald Trump's counsellor, Kellyanne Conway, allegedly biffed a guest at the new President's inauguration ball on Friday and "snowflake" has become a slur against Trump detractors,...
Diners Donate PS60,000 to Young and Homeless
Byline: Ed Cumming DINERS at restaurants across London have raised more than PS60,000 for the Evening Standard's Young & Homeless appeal. Throughout November and December, a pound was added to the bill in more than 500 restaurants and gastro...
Dixons Backs Apple Punters to Swallow Big Price Hikes
Byline: Clare Hutchison APPLE fans are prepared to swallow Brexit-fuelled price hikes of up to 25%, the boss of Dixons Carphone said today, as he celebrated growth in Christmas sales for the fifth year in a row. Apple and rivals Microsoft and...
Dog Walker Wrestled Nine-Stone Rottweiler into Headlock after It Snatched Up Tiny Pet; Owner Must Pay Up to PS100,000 Damages after Man Is Injured
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter A DOG walker is set to win up to PS100,000 damages after he was badly injured wrestling a nine-stone Rottweiler that snatched up a "Chihuahuasized" pet in its jaws. Peter Viner, 47, intervened when he heard...
Ecclestone Way Was Never Going to Suit the New Driving Force Behind F1; He Created One of the Slickest Shows on Earth but Sport's Maverick Supremo Was Not the Right Fit for American Owners
Byline: Kevin Eason THERE was not a trace of dust or a fingerprint on the vast, glass desk where a foot-high pile of official papers was neatly placed on one corner. Bernie Ecclestone put his hand on the pile and sighed: "No one else would want...
Federer Thrashes Murray Conqueror to Reach Semis
Byline: Paul Newman in Melbourne WHERE Andy Murray failed, Roger Federer excelled. Forty-eight hours after Mischa Zverev, the world No50, became the lowestranked player to beat Murray at a Grand Slam tournament for 11 years, Federer brushed aside...
FGM Support Clinic to Shut after Funding Axed; Royal College of Midwives Says Centre's Closure Is 'Disgraceful'
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor CAMPAIGNERS are fighting to save a pioneering clinic for victims of female genital mutilation after council and health chiefs decided to halt funding. The Acton African Well Woman Centre, which has done...
Heavy Drinkers Offered 'Party Drug' Ketamine to Curb Alcohol Cravings
Byline: RossLydall Health Editor LONDONERS who drink "hazardous" amounts of beer are being offered the party drug ketamine in a bid to stop them "drinking without thinking". Researchers at University College London are trialling the drug, a powerful...
I'm Liberating Women -- We're Finally Taking the Power Back; Selling Her Company for PS50m Was Just the Beginning -- Now Marcia Kilgore Is Revolutionising Theentire Billion-Pound Beauty Industry. She Talks Drive, Disruption and Making a Mint out of Mascara
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes MARCIA Kilgore is a pixieish character with a voice like candy floss and what she describes as a "Tweetie Pie" forehead. So to look at she's perhaps not the most obvious person to "drive a truck through" the luxury cosmetic...
It's Disturbing Wiggins Used a Steroid Just before Season, Says Cooke
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent FORMER Olympic and world champion Nicole Cooke says she is sceptical why Sir Bradley Wiggins needed to take a powerful corticosteroid ahead of winning the 2012 Tour de France. Wiggins, British Cycling...
It's Tragic but History of Italy Made Drama So Predictable
Byline: COMMENTARY Jim Armitage City Editor WHEN BT decided to plunge into Italy by buying a company from Silvio Berlusconi, who could have guessed anything could go wrong? But, shock, horror, BT's Italia adventure has resulted in anything but la...
Judges' Blow to May over Brexit; PM Can't Trigger Article 50 without Parliament Backing, Says Supreme Court in Historic Rulingmps Will Now Attempt to Tie May's Hands in Brexit Talks
Byline: Nicholas Cecil, Tristan Kirk, Kate Proctor and Joe Murphy BRITAIN'S top judges today crushed Theresa May's bid to fire the starting gun for Britain to quit the EU without a new law passed by Parliament. In a historic judgment, the Supreme...
'Konta Can Show Age Has Caught Up with Serena' Jeremy Bates Says the British No1 Is Ready to Win Her First Clash with the All-Time Great. Paul Newman Reports from Melbourne
Byline: Paul Newman JOHANNA KONTA is on the verge of her biggest breakthrough yet as she takes on Serena Williams early tomorrow in the Australian Open quarter-finals, believes Jeremy Bates. "It's going to be brutal and it's going to be bruising,"...
Lily-Rose Is Chanel's Sweet Catwalk Bride as Lagerfeld Marries Classics and Metallics
Byline: Karen Dacre, Fashion Editor, in Paris LILY-ROSE DEPP was the sugary sweet bride of the Chanel show today as she took to the catwalk in Paris wearing an elaborate pink tulle gown. The model brought the curtain down on an haute couture...
Listening to Young People Will Ensure London Remains Prosperous
Byline: Marcus Davey HAVING lived all over England I feel that London is my home. I love it it is a truly great city. It has incredible culture, great job prospects and it is home to some of the most forwardthinking minds in the world. But we need...
Mayor Vows Help to Cut Toxic Air at 50 Most Polluted Schools in Capital; Evening Standard Investigation
Byline: Pippa Crerar and Nicholas Cecil THE 50 most polluted primary schools in London are to get toxic air audits to help them dramatically cut pupils' exposure to filthy fumes. Announcing extra help for them to bring in anti-pollution measures,...
Mentors Can Show the Way Forward; Whether You Are Starting in Your Career, Aiming to Become CEO, Are a Would-Be Entrepreneur or an Up-and-Coming Brand, the Right Mentor Can Be Transformative, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth RITAIN is a world leader in entrepreneurialism, innovation and design, and has more than its fair share of luxury brands. BHowever, aside from talent and a great idea -- and, of course, a lot of hard work -- what does it...
Motherhood, Queen Victoria's Way Pick of the Day
Queen Victoria's Children Tonight, London Live, 8pm "An ugly baby is a very nasty object and the prettiest is frightful when undressed till about four months; in short as long as they have their big body and little limbs and that terrible frog-like...
Museum of London Given PS180m towards New Home
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent PLANS for a new building to house the Museum of London have received a PS180 million boost, it was announced today. The City of London Corporation has pledged to give PS110 million and the Mayor of London's...
My Generation Has Embraced Technology -- We're Not Waiting for Publications Any More; in Association withYoung Poet Laureate Caleb Femi Talks to Samuel Fishwick about Masculinity, Depression and How Poetry Can Give Young People a Voice in the World
Byline: Samuel Fishwick WHEN you're young, you're just not at the top of the list of people who get listened to," says Caleb Femi, 26, London's Young Poet Laureate. "London moves so quickly, because it's so focused on improving itself and being...
National Debt Shoots Up by PS1400 for Every Person in the Country
Byline: Russell Lynch THE national debt rose by PS1400 for every person in Britain last year, official figures showed today. The latest snapshot of the public finances from the Office for National Statistics showed debt hitting a mammoth PS1.7...
Now Millennials Want a Creche in the Office; Childcare at Work Is New Must-Have Rather Than Slides and Ping-Pong
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor FORGET ping-pong tables, slides and craft beer taps in a noisy Shoreditch warehouse. The founders of what is claimed to be the capital's first tech coworking space to provide childcare say "mature...
'Our Grief at Loss of Perfect Baby in Car Carnage'
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THE grieving parents of a three-monthold boy who was among five killed when a car ploughed into crowds on a busy Melbourne street today paid tribute to their "perfect" baby. Images of Zachary Bryant's overturned buggy after...
Piazon Still Has Hope of Making Mark at Chelsea
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent HE has played for six clubs in four countries and has only just turned 23. Yet Lucas Piazon hopes he has finally found a place to call home. The Chelsea playmaker will remain at Fulham for the rest...
Power Couples; Trends Give Your Dress New Legs by Teaming It with Trousers. Karen Dacre Salutes This Season's Lateral Approach to Layering
Byline: Karen Dacre WHICHEVER way you dress it up, frugality is unsexy stuff. At least that is the view taken by purveyors of luxury fashion, who have long stood by the idea that for something to be truly covetable it must have the capability to...
Protect Children from Pollution
IT WAS hugely concerning to read your article about the scale of London's pollution ["School cuts outdoor play amid soaring pollution", January 23]. The decision from one school in London to restrict children's outdoor activity was made because...
Sharp Wits Deliver Knockout Night for a Great Cause; REVIEW
Byline: BRUCE DESSAU LAUGHING POINT Lyric Theatre, W1 LAST night's event in aid of Centrepoint, the charity that helps homeless young people, was a win-win scenario. The audience was thoroughly entertained by some of the sharpest wits in showbusiness...
Stars Shelley Von Strunckel
Aries March 20 - April 18 After weeks of being cornered into dealing with dull tasks, decluttering your life, your mind and even your diary is the last thing you feel inclined to do. Yet with your ruler Mars's move into Aries on the 28th, speeding...
Strong Men Are Muscling in on the Murray-Djokovic Arm Wrestle
Byline: Dan Jones Read his column every Tuesday @dgjones WHEN reality bites it usually aims for the arse. This is one of the lessons from the Australian open -- or the men's singles tournament, in any case. This time two weeks ago nothing much mattered...
Supreme Court: May Can't Trigger Brexit without MPs' Approval; MPs Will Now Attempt to Tie May's Hands in Brexit Talks
Byline: Nicholas Cecil, Tristan Kirk, Kate Proctor and Joe Murphy BRITAIN'S top judges today crushed Theresa May's bid to fire the starting gun for Britain to quit the EU without a new law passed by Parliament. In a historic judgment, the Supreme...
Taking on the Ritz: Boutique Hotel with a Personal Touch Is Voted London's Best
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds LONDON is home to some of the most famous and luxurious hotels in the world including The Ritz, The Savoy and Claridge's. But according to TripAdvisor users, the best is a little-known boutique hotel near Buckingham Palace...
Tate Boss and His Successor Unite to Defend Teaching of Arts in Schools
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent TATE director Sir Nicholas Serota and his successor Maria Balshaw have joined forces to call for an end to "the erosion of the arts" in schools. They have both backed a new report by the Cultural Learning...
Texts, Tweets and Posts
It makes me laugh when striking rail staff talk say that driver-operated doors on modern trains are unsafe. In the past, passengers could open and close the doors as they pleased. The door arrangements on today's trains are infinitely safer, yet strikes...
The Future's Dark (and Exciting) for City's Immersive Experiences
Byline: Ben Morgan THE capital's immersive experience scene has a dark and exciting future, say the creators of a horror show based on the Resident Evil game series. Escaping from zombies or ghosts has become a common night out, with theatre...
The Government Need Not Fear Article 50 Vote
IT comes as no great surprise that the Supreme Court has ruled, by a majority of 8-3, that parliament must vote on triggering Brexit. This means the Government cannot use its so-called prerogative powers here: as Lord Neuberger said, to trigger Article...
The Man Files; Menswear from Cool Corduroy to Ties You Won't Want to Take off, Simon Chilvers Rounds Up the Trends Coming to a Wardrobe near You
Byline: Simon Chilvers 1. Corduroy "There is a sense of normality," said Mrs Prada after she had delivered the undisputed smash of the Milan menswear shows. She spoke also of "low art", "reality" and how everyone simply has too much to do now these...
Trade Stitch-Up: It's the American Way
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment PRESIDENT Trump's inaugural speech could not have been more clear. "We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs. Protection...
Train Timetable on Southern Is 'Work of Fiction'
Byline: Dick Murray TODAY was meant to be a day of relief for Southern rail's 300,000 long-suffering passengers after it promised restoration of a "full rail service" but many faced cancellations and delays. At the same time, Southern was castigated...
Trump Adviser 'Punched Man in the Face' at Presidential Ball
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent DONALD TRUMP's senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway allegedly punched a man in the face at a VIP inauguration ball hours after the president was sworn into office, according to reports. Mr Trump's...
Uncomfortable Truth Behind Industrial Plan
Byline: Anthony Hilton city comment IN 2010, Vince Cable, the Lib-Dem minister with responsibility for business trade and industry in the coalition government, said in a speech (in India, of all places): "We are now seeking to rebalance the economy...
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