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Articles from April 26, 2017

Add an Eggstension; Londoners Crazy for Fresh Organic Eggs Are Buying New Homes -- for Their Hens, Says Lizzie Rivera
Byline: Lizzie Rivera LONDONERS are falling for chickens. Henhouses are appearing on rooftops, balconies, canal boat decks and in suburban gardens, largely thanks to the Eglu Classic, a cosy home for two or more chickens, that at about PS485 including...
After Watching Alli for First Time, We Were in Love, Says Pochettino
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent DELE ALLI has produced many exciting moments in a Tottenham shirt but few were more spectacular than his goal at Crystal Palace last season. With six minutes remaining and the score 1-1, Alli controlled...
All Kefired Up: The Bright New Water with Superpowers
Byline: Susannah Butter TEACH a man or woman to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. But there aren't many fish swimming around in London so people are giving each other kefir starters. It's a cultural thing -- that's a dairy bacterial culture....
Are Outsourcers Cashing in on a Crisis in the Prisons System?
Byline: Lucy Tobin FOCUS IF you're running some of Britain's biggest prisons, is it an embarrassment or point of pride when one of your lags pens a paean praising your accommodation? G4S reckons the latter. The outsourcing giant, which operates...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork Store shoes away in style GET organised with this shoe cupboard from Alison at Home, measuring H87cm x W65cm x D33cm and crafted from solid oak with a satin lacquer finish. With four shelves holding up to 12 pairs of shoes,...
Budget Cuts Helped Cause This Wave of Knife Crime; #Esnewsviews
IT IS obvious that those who carry and use knives are responsible for the increase in knife crime and fatal stabbings. However, there are contributory factors from a police perspective. When I served in the Metropolitan Police every ward had a dedicated...
City Slams Brakes on GKN as 'Ferrari Becomes a Mondeo'
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Jamie Nimmo SHARES in GKN lost traction in the City today after the maker of car and aircraft parts warned that its strong start to the year would not last. The FTSE 100 giant, which manufactures driveshafts and parts...
Costa Displays Staying Power for Title Run-In; Striker Makes Timely Return to Form with a Brace to Put Chelsea Seven Points Clear after Fears He Lacked Fitness to Go Distance by Simon Johnson
Byline: Simon Johnson CHELSEA 4 SOUTHAMPTON 2 THE best strikers have a good sense of timing and last night Diego Costa showed signs he has finally rediscovered his form when it matters most. While three points for the win against Southampton was...
Crab a Table at Garden Party Celebration of Seafood
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds TOP chef Alex Jackson is throwing a garden party where guests will dine on langoustines, crab and mussels with free-flowing rose to celebrate his restaurant Sardine's first birthday. Alongside chef-restaurateur Stevie Parle,...
Credit Suisse in PS3bn Cash Call after Float U-Turn
Byline: Simon English CREDIT Suisse launched a surprise PS3 billion rights issue today as it abandoned plans to float its Swiss arm. The bank, led by former Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam, is the third troubled euro-giant to raise cash in the markets...
Deadly Toxic Air Enters Bloodstream 15 Minutes after Cyclists Inhale It; Evening Standard Investigation
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor TINY particles in toxic air work their way into the bloodstream just 15 minutes after being inhaled with potentially deadly consequences, UK scientists revealed today. A groundbreaking study shows for the first...
Documentary Revealing the Hidden Side of Park Life; LondonLive
Byline: Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV reporter @tobyontv UK Premiere: David Attenborough's Richmond Park London Live, 7pm Sir David Attenborough has made pals with mountain gorillas, dived to 1,000ft to record unseen sections of the Great...
Don't Fall into the Exchange Trap; Take a Lesson in Currency Rates before You Buy Your Dream Home Abroad, Advises Sara Yates
Byline: Sara Yates FINALLY found that dream holiday home? Thrilled by the increased buying power of the pound? It may be your chance to buy a place abroad but wait. What happens if sterling takes another dip just as you are set to complete, or your...
Drought Warning; If You Are Planning a Trip to the Garden Centre This Bank Holiday Weekend, Make Sure You Choose Plants That Will Thrive in Dry Conditions
Byline: Pattie Barron HIS is a very dry spring. TNonetheless, this is the time when many of us rush to the garden centre and grab plants by the trolley load, settling them in one weekend and leaving them to their own devices until the next weekend,...
Food for Village People
Byline: David Sexton RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK LLEWELYN'S 293-295 Railton Road, SE24 (020 7733 6676, llewelyns-restaurant.co.uk). Open Tues-Sat, breakfast 8am-11.30am, lunch noon-3pm, dinner 6pm-10.30pm. Sunday breakfast 8am-11.30, lunch noon-4pm....
Good Detective Work Uncovers Secret Plots; from the Terrace of Their House on a Tiny Plot, a Lewisham Couple Spied the Perfect Spot Down the Road for a New Project. by Philippa Stockley
Byline: Philippa Stockley GRIT, determination and tramping round the streets in all weathers every weekend for 18 months isn't everyone's idea of fun, but that's how Stephen Davies found the ridiculously small triangular plot of land in south-east...
Ground Rents Are Becoming a National Scandal; Ground Rents on New Leasehold Homes Are Being Ramped Up by Developers. Read the Small Print
Byline: Sebastian O'Kelly HAT is ground rent for? WThis is a question many leasehold homeowners are asking as they become aware of the onerous annual charges that can come with having a lease. Ground rents -- which are different from service...
Hilton: I Wasn't Spoiled by My Family but Some Parents in Hollywood Are Awful
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster and Charlotte Edwardes PARIS HILTON has criticised Hollywood parents for spoiling their children out of "guilt", insisting she was never indulged by her family. The heiress...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish Got some gossip? Tweet @amiranews Ready to roar back, a PS35m glam Twenties hotel ? IT ISN'T every day that a 60-room, seven-storey townhouse opposite Hyde Park comes on to the market. The Averard Hotel, above, opened in...
If Music Be the Food of Love; Trends from Post-Rave Roasts to Tartare at the Theatre, the Capital's Art Scene Caters to Discerning Palates, Says Samuel Fishwick
Byline: Samuel Fishwick LONDON is resourceful. With space and time in high demand, it's wise do more with a lot less -- and since we're never more resourceful than when we're hungry, culture vultures are always circling for food with benefits. ...
I'm Happy to Play Nasty on Screen, Says Mozart Movie Villain Purefoy
Byline: News and gossip from the world of entertainment by Alistair Foster Jennifer Ruby JAMES PUREFOY says actors have a responsibility to give honest depictions of vile characters -- and not be swayed by their own "vanity". The British star,...
Ivanka Is No Feminist but Merkel Knows Who She's Dealing With
Byline: Anne McElvoy THEY'RE unlikely sisters in arms, Ivanka Trump and Angela Merkel. But the turbulent rapids of global politics have just brought them together in the wholemeal surroundings of the G20 women's economics forum in Berlin. The setting...
I Won't Stop Fighting for My Home, Says Tycoon Who Beat Basement Plan
Byline: Charlotte Ikonen and Tristan Kirk A TYCOON has vowed to "never stop" fighting to protect his home after winning a High Court block on his neighbour's plans for a super-basement in the heart of Mayfair. Stelio Stefanou OBE, 63, objected to...
Jude: You Have to Work Hard to Get My New Play; Actor Says His Next Task Is Meeting Rowling to Discuss Dumbledore Role
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent JUDE LAW has warned audiences they will "have to work a little harder" to understand his new play and says a meeting with J K Rowling is next on his agenda. The actor, who will play Dumbledore opposite Johnny...
Law Brings Charisma to Vision of Desire First Night
Byline: OBSESSION Barbican, EC2 HENRY HITCHINGS LUCHINO VISCONTI'S 1943 film Ossessione is a landmark, a passionate vision of desire and its destructiveness. Cultish director Ivo van Hove has three times previously brought Visconti's work to the...
Live for Sport; Ruth Bloomfield Seeks out Commuter Towns for Families Who Love to Cycle, Run, Surf and Hike Their Way through Weekends
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield OES sport float your boat? DHere are some of the top commuter destinations promising great outdoor activities that are guaranteed to get those endorphins flowing. BROADSTAIRS, KENT surf's up According to Surfing Today,...
Lloyds Hires First Black High Court Judge in Scandal Quiz
Byline: Simon English LLOYDS Banking Group today hired the first black person to be appointed as a High Court judge to investigate its handling of the scandal at the HBOS Reading branch. That fraud devastated scores of firms, as bankers took...
London's Rogue Landlords to Be Named and Shamed on New City Hall Database
Byline: Pippa Crerar City Hall Editor ROGUE landlords will be "named and shamed" by a new online database set up to protect London's two million private renters. They will be able to check whether prospective landlords and letting agents have...
London Tom; the Capital Was Holding out for a Hero, and One Has Appeared in the Form of Actor-Turned-Action ManTom Hardy. Rosamund Urwin Counts the Ways This Dog-Loving Feminist Has Captured Our Hearts
Byline: RosamundUrwin THERE'S only room for one Tom H in our hearts now. Poor Tom Hiddleston will have to pack up his Taylor Swift T-shirts and move out, for our love for Tom Hardy has squeezed out all pretenders. This week, the actor, producer,...
Look Inland for the Best Buys
FORGET about loft conversions or a parking space -- a view of the Thames is a London property's priciest feature, a new study reveals. And if that view includes a glimpse of Tower Bridge or St Paul's Cathedral, expect an extra boost in price. The...
Mainland Greece Takes off; New UK Flights to the Peloponnese Peninsula Are Making Home Buying Easier for Londoners, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker THINK of a holiday home in Greece and you'll probably imagine a place on a sun-baked island Crete, perhaps, or Santorini, Mykonos or Corfu. But Greeks covet holiday homes on the vast Peloponnese peninsula, south-west of Athens....
Man Arrested in Yard 'Voyeurism' Inquiry Involving Private School
Byline: David Churchill A LONDON private school is at the centre of a police investigation, with a man arrested over allegations of voyeurism and possession of indecent images of children, the Standard can reveal. The arrest came weeks after...
May 'More Popular Than Thatcher at Her Peak' May's Lead Matches 1983 Landslide Which Saw Thatcher Win a 144-Seat Majority
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THERESA MAY'S leadership score has soared higher than either Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair enjoyed in their best years, an exclusive poll reveals today. The Ipsos MORI survey shows the Conservatives on 49...
Meet the Birdmen; People the Founders of Hackney's Michelin-Starred Pidgin Are Flying the Nest with Magpie, a New Hotspot for Soho, Says Samuel Fishwick
Byline: Samuel Fishwick GIVEN the workload on their plates, you'd expect restaurateurs James Ramsden, 31, and Sam Herlihy, 36, to possess the wide-eyed frenzy Gordon Ramsay cultivated in his heyday. Not only are they knee-deep in the bureaucracy...
Ned Gets the Nod as Sands Makes a Sexit; Diary@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Politics, party and pillow talk. Edited by Joy Lo Dico THE Ned, the new hotel and members' club in the City, hasn't even officially opened yet, but last night it had a test run with so many events that The Londoner didn't even need to leave...
No One Understands Debt Better Than Trump
Byline: city comment Simon English IN an episode of the muchadmired cartoon about a functional, loving, American family, the creators imagine Lisa Simpson as president of the USA. She replaces an idiot called Donald Trump, a goofball who was...
Now Everyone Is Trying to Get Our Close Attention
Byline: Richard Godwin IWAS filling up my car near San Jose the other day when I fell victim to a sinister new crime wave. A popular brand of corn snack forcibly inserted itself into my synapses via a pump-mounted telescreen. For two whole minutes...
Orient Crisis Shows League Owner Rules Not Fit for Purpose
Byline: JamesOlley at the heart of London football @JamesOlley THE test of whether an individual is a 'fit and proper person' to run a club should not resemble a simple entrance exam. It is the risk clubs take when seeking major new investment...
Paddington Shapes Up Nicely; the Promise of a 17-Minute Crossrail Commute to the City Is Bringing a New Armada of Buyers to the Canalside Neighbourhood around Paddington Station, Discovers David Spittles
Byline: David Spittles CROSSRAIL, launching next year, has triggered a second wave of regeneration in Paddington, boosting its ambition to become a top central London address. The new east-west Elizabeth line is eagerly awaited because it will...
(Park) Life on Earth; New David Attenborough Film Urges Richmond Visitors to 'Tread Lightly' and Protect Wildlife for Future Generations
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent HE HAS examined the world's most exotic flora and fauna but Sir David Attenborough says Londoners are "lucky" to have the gift of nature on their doorsteps. The Life On Earth presenter, 90, took a stroll...
Pochettino Tells Stars to Focus on Title, Not Glamour Deals; 'We Need to Stay Focused'
Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent MAURICIO POCHETTINO admits he faces a challenge to ensure his players keep their minds on the job amid interest from wealthier clubs. Tottenham have competed for the title in each of the last two...
Raising a Toast to London Life; Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY Tucking into scrambled egg and avocado -- that's how I start my day, in a cafe in Long Acre, before heading to the office, where my very first phone call is to touch base with the buyers I met with on Saturday. Then I look over new enquiries...
'Serving a Food-Waste Feast to the Homeless? It's Obvious' Grant Secures Future of Hostel Dinners projectEvening Standard Campaign
Byline: David Cohen Campaigns Editor IT WAS two years ago when dietitian Hannah Style walked into her local Sainsbury's in Kilburn and asked to speak to the manager. "Give me all your groceries that are going in the bin, all your misshapen vegetables...
Six Weeks to Go and Divided Labour Is Still Showing the Cracks; A United Tory Party Is Focusing Ruthlessly on Jeremy Corbyn's Weak Leadership and Lack of Ordered Strategy
Byline: Matthew d'Ancona SHERYL Sandberg's new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, has its tragic origins in the death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, at the age of 47. Broadening the story of her own bereavement...
Smart Moves; Top-Class Houses at Stokey School
Byline: David Spittles ACHANCE to buy into the family-friendly Stoke Newington community has arisen with the conversion of a handsome listed school building into a courtyard complex of nine houses. West Hackney Parochial School, in the heart...
Smoky BBQ Takes Away My Appetite
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QWE MOVED into our house a year ago and from March to September, as long as it isn't raining -- and sometimes even when it is -- our next-door neighbours get their barbecue going. The smoke...
South Korea Gets Nuclear Missile Defence as Kim Shows Firepower
Byline: Rashid Razaq AMERICA today began installing a contentious missile defence system in South Korea as Donald Trump summoned every US senator to the White House to attend a special briefing on the threat from Kim Jong-un's regime. It came...
Spotlight on Harlesden; More Than 30,000 New Homes Are Coming to a Neighbourhood Poised to Become One of London's Best Connected, Says Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey WITH long-established Irish and Caribbean communities and newer arrivals from Brazil, Portugal and Somalia, the north-west London suburb of Harlesden is one of the most diverse in London. A great fan of this cultural melting...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 Being a fire sign, you have no objection to lastminute changes. On the contrary, often these add a little spice to arrangements that, while worthwhile, have become far too predictable, if not...
Stop Talking and Get Fit, Tyson, Then We'll Sort It out in the Ring; BIG FIGHT DIARY
Byline: Anthony Joshua IBF world heavyweight champion TYSON FURY has called me "a poor man's Frank Bruno", while he terms himself "the GOAT" -- the greatest of all time. We've also been embroiled in a bit of back and forth on Twitter: sometimes...
Tales of the Displaced; @Thestandardarts in Association withA New London Museum Aims to Go beyond the Stereotypical Views of Refugees and Migration Usually Found in the Media, Says Rosamund Urwin
Byline: Rosamund Urwin THE centrepiece of London's new Migration Museum is a mound of neon lifejackets. But that last word is a misnomer. They are deathjackets, designed to sink, fakes filled with tissue, polystyrene or newspaper. They were collected...
TAX MAN SWOOPS ON TOP FOOTBALL CLUBS; West Ham Raided, Newcastle Boss Held in International Fraud investigationComputers and Phones Seized in Football Tax Raids
Byline: Jonathan Prynn TAX officials raided West Ham and Newcastle football clubs today in an international criminal investigation into suspected income tax fraud. Dozens of officers swooped on the stadiums of the two teams at about 8am and made...
Teenager with Food Allergies Dies after Eating Grilled Chicken
Byline: Matt Watts and Daniel O'Mahony A SCHOOLBOY died of a suspected allergic reaction after eating a piece of grilled chicken while on a date in London to celebrate his 18th birthday. Owen Carey fell ill as he walked by the London Eye with his...
Tell That Bruiser of a Boyfriend He Can Back off; Victoria Whitlock Tries to Inspect a Rental Flat for Damage -- Closely Shadowed by the Scary Tenant and Her Even Scarier Partner
Byline: Victoria Whitlock MY GREAT-AUNT, who lives in France, asks me to "pop along" to her rental flat in north London to inspect it for any damage before the tenant leaves. Auntie, who is too tight to pay for a professional check-out service,...
Terror Fight Must Be Stepped Up, Warns Boris as He Enters the Fray; Foreign Secretary Targets Corbyn on Defence in Election Campaign
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor ELECTION2017 JUNE 8 BORIS Johnson waded into the general election today with a warning that Britain must "step up" its fight against terrorism and other global threats. In his first major election...
The Tories' Lead Means They Can Be Realistic; Established 1827
OPINION polls are, heaven knows, all too fallible but still, the latest findings from Ipsos MORI, which we publish today, are extraordinary. They not only show the Conservatives with a 23 per cent lead over Labour 49 per cent to 26 per cent but suggest...
Trophy Home of the Week
Byline: Faye Greenslade enrol at the academy for a cool PS13 million PS12.95 million: this sixbedroom Kensington flat is part of Academy Gardens, a former ladies college and now one of London's most exclusive apartment buildings, close to Kensington...
Weave of Absence; @Thestandardarts in Association withAdmirable Work Went into a Tapestry Copy of a Chris Ofili Watercolour, but It Has No Visual Identity of Its Own
Byline: Matthew Collings EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK CHRIS OFILI: WEAVING MAGIC National Gallery, WC2 WEAVING Magic is a show based on a tapestry created by professional weavers using a watercolour by Chris Ofili as a template. It also includes his supporting...
Wenger: Sanchez Can Lead Us to a Magnificent Seven
Byline: JamesOlley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENAL have set a target of winning all seven remaining Premier League games to make the top four and manager Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez is ready to lead from the front. The daunting...
We're a Crafty Lot in London; Designer-Makers Are in the Spotlight All over the Capital for London Craft Week. by Corinne Julius
Byline: Corinne Julius CRAFT rules in the capital next week, the third annual London Craft Week. From Wednesday to Sunday there will be more than 230 craft events across the city, with visitors invited to watch and try traditional skills from stone...
What the Dickens? Crossrail Is Reshaping Ealing, Bringing Shared-Ownership Homes from PS100k. by Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield OF ALL the London neighbourhoods given a boost by Crossrail, Ealing must be among the most transformed, from a middleleague suburb to a highly desirable district with hundreds of millions of pounds in regeneration cash flowing...
Young Man Dies in Au Pair's Arms after Being Stabbed outside School
Byline: Barney Davis, John Dunne and Justin Davenport A YOUNG man who was knifed in the throat died in the arms of a passing au pair. The man, in his twenties, was the fourth fatal stabbing victim in London in a week of knife carnage. Neighbours...
Zharnel Is in the Running for 'Biggest Event at London 2017' after the Agony of Missing the Olympics in Rio, Sprinter Says He Can't Wait for 200m Showdown with Fellow Brits at the Worlds
Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent WHEN it comes to the Rio Olympics and what might have been, Zharnel Hughes is surprisingly sanguine. Today marks 100 days to go until London 2017 and that sporting carrot dangled in front of him has aided...
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