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Articles from September 18, 2017

A Bulldog Is for Life, Not Just for Instagram; Celebrity Craze Blamed for Surge in 'Frenchies' Left at Battersea
Byline: Rosamund Urwin A CELEBRITY and Instagram-fuelled craze for French bulldogs has been blamed by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's head vet for a sudden influx of the breed into the rescue centre. From January to August, 29 French bulldogs...
Acid Victim's Daughter 'Screamed as She Did Not Recognise Him'
Byline: Barney Davis and Justin Davenport THE mother of an acid attack victim today told how he was so disfigured his baby daughter failed to recognise him as he recovered in hospital. Mohammed Afzal Hushain Ahmed, 23, was on his way to pick...
An Artist at His Peak; @Thestandardarts in Association With
Byline: BEN LUKE EXHIBITION DRAWN IN COLOUR: DEGAS FROM THE BURRELL National Gallery, W1 BEN LUKE EDGAR Degas was set apart from his Impressionist colleagues by his distaste for painting outdoors -- he joked that if he could he would organise gendarmes...
BANNED ROONEY: I'VE LET DOWN MY WIFE AND CHILDREN; Rooney Ordered to Do 100 Hours of Unpaid Work
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter FORMER England captain Wayne Rooney today admitted a drinkdriving charge and was given a two-year ban in a case which has plunged his marriage into crisis. The Everton striker, 31, was almost three times the...
Berardi's Study in Scarlet at London Fashion Week
Byline: Hannah Rochell Acting Fashion Editor IT WAS a weekend of highoctane shows from Milanese visitors Versus Versace and Emporio Armani but today was the turn of an Italian designer who has long made London Fashion Week his home. Antonio Berardi...
Blow for Bilic as Injured Collins Faces Month out; / in Association With
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM centre-half James Collins looks set to face at least a month out of action after injuring an ankle in the goalless draw at West Brom. The Wales defender was due to have a scan today and there are fears he could have...
Blow for Bilic as Injured Collins Faces Month out; in Association With
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM centre-half James Collins looks set to face at least a month out of action after injuring an ankle in the goalless draw at West Brom. The Wales defender was due to have a scan today and there are fears he could have...
Boris Needs a Reality Check on His Headlong Rush to Exit
Byline: COMMENTARY Jim Armitage City Editor MUCH ordure has been thrown at Boris Johnson's weekend essay on Brexit. Most of it, however, misses the main point about this most dangerous of politicians. Yes, his piece was ill-timed, coming the...
BREXIT CHAOS AT MANDARIN'S EXIT; Top Davis Official Goes after a Year Boris 'Prepared to Quit' If PM Gives wayBoris Is Right to Claim We Could Take Back PS350m a Week for NHS, Says Gove
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor and Sarah Collins Brussels Correspondent EXCLUSIVE THE top official at the Department for Exiting the European Union is stepping down after just over a year in the job, the Standard has learned. The decision...
BREXIT CHAOS Top Mandarin Exits and Boris 'Ready to Quit' Boris Is Right to Claim We Could Take Back PS350m a Week from EU, Says Gove
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor Sarah Collins Brussels Correspondent exclusive THE top official at the Department for Exiting the European Union is stepping down after just over a year in the job, the Standard has learned. The decision of...
Britain Desperately Needs Transition Deal; Established 1827
THIS is meant to be the week when, eyeball to eyeball with the EU negotiators, Britain blinks. The PM will go to Florence to give a speech on Friday, nominally about the "renaissance" that apparently awaits Brexit Britain. In fact, the city of Machiavelli...
Carnaby Fashion Festival: Your Essential A to Z Guide; from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September, the Capital's Iconic Carnaby Is Celebrating Style with Carnaby Fashion Festival. Here's Our Round-Up of All You Need to Know
A is for Athleisure It's the trend that keeps on giving: discover the latest pieces at Puma, Adidas Originals, Descente, Pro: Direct and the new Sweaty Betty flagship store, complete with workout studio and cafe. B is for Beauty airstream Head to...
Catch Burglars Who Stole My Life's Work, Begs Music Producer
Byline: Alistair Foster'showbiz news and gossip @alistair_foster Daniel O'Mahony A LONDON music producer and DJ who has remixed The xx and Kelis appealed for help today to catch the burglars who stole his life's work during a break-in at his studio....
Collins Does a Professional Job in This Action Thriller; Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV Reporter @Tobyontv London Live
Who Dares Wins London Live, 10pm Perhaps one day a feature-length biopic of Peckham's widest entrepreneur and upstanding fallingsideways-through-a-bar member of the community will be named after his favourite saying, which the Special Air Service poached....
Conte Backing Christensen to Fill the Void Left by Luiz
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent CHELSEA coach Antonio Conte will turn to 21-year-old Andreas Christensen to fill the void in defence while David Luiz serves a three-game ban. Luiz was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle on...
'Dangerous and Racist' Trump Must Not Be Given State Visit, Insists Cable
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Liberal Democrats Conference In Bournemouth Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor AFRICAN leaders should be invited on State visits to the UK but not Donald Trump because he is "dangerous" and has thrown into doubt America's...
'Dangerous and Racist' Trump Must Not Be Given State Visit, Insists Cable; Liberal Democrats ConferenceIn Bournemouth
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor AFRICAN leaders should be invited on State visits to the UK but not Donald Trump because he is "dangerous" and has thrown into doubt America's commitment to human rights, Sir Vince Cable argued today....
Disney Magic, with a Dash of Virtual Reality
WEEKEND AWAY DISNEYLAND PARIS alistair foster I'VE finally found a critical weapon in the war against my children's cries of "Are we nearly there?", which accompany any long journey a virtual reality headset will keep them quiet for hours. I made...
Don't Shut Police Station That Saved My Life, Pleads Academic Left for Dead by Burglars
Byline: Lauren Pilat AN ACADEMIC who was beaten in his home by burglars today joined the battle to save his local police station, saying: "Without it, I'd be dead." University lecturer Paul Kohler, was beaten senseless by a gang of criminals...
Don't Shut Police Station That Saved My Life, Says Academic Left for Dead by Burglary Gang
Byline: Lauren Pilat AN ACADEMIC who was beaten in his home by burglars today joined the battle to save his local police station, saying: "Without it, I'd be dead." University lecturer Paul Kohler was beaten senseless by a gang of criminals who...
Families Suffer Worst Squeeze for Three Years
Byline: Russell Lynch HOUSEHOLDS are facing their biggest crunch for three years just as the Bank of England gets ready to pull the trigger on interest rates, an alarming new snapshot of family finances revealed today. IHS Markit's latest index...
Feel the True Mana of Tahiti; Forget Luxury Cruises, the Polynesian Islands Have a Vibrant Culture, Says Mark Stratton
Byline: Mark Stratton TATTOOED, with long hair and naked barring a pareo loincloth, Teuai Lenoir looks every bit the Polynesian warrior. Our 4x4 excursion into the mountainous Papeno'o Valley to explore forests and waterfalls demonstrates a wilder...
Four Wheels Bad, Two Wheels Better? Bike Taxi App Founders Hope to Force Minicabs off Road
Byline: Simon Falush LONDON'S taxi wars are set to intensify over the next year as a two-wheeled competitor tries to muscle into the market. Pedal Me says it can get passengers from A to B across central London faster and more cheaply than black...
Fresh off the Catwalk; Beauty from Victoria Beckham to Rihanna, It Was All about the Skin at New York Fashion Week. Emma McCarthy Keeps It Real
Byline: Emma McCarthy THE world of backstage beauty can be a daunting place. Obviously it doesn't help that the looks are created on some of the most beautiful people on the planet. But even aside from that, catwalks are often the preserve of unattainable...
Give Peace a Chance
MODERN life is noisy. Even the witching hours of the middle of the night are conducted to the thrum of car alarms and sirens. Meanwhile, by day, we react impulsively to the pings and trills of smartphones. Or, as author Amber Hatch puts it, we are...
Green Blast Suspects Met Overseas; We Won't Let Some Idiot Beat Us ... Defiance of Tube Commuter Who Was Yards from Blast
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony, John Dunne and Ben Morgan SURVIVORS of the Parsons Green attack today vowed not to be cowed by terrorism, saying: "We refuse to live our lives scared." Defiant passengers went about their normal Monday morning commute...
Green Blast Suspects Met Overseas; We Won't Let Some Idiot Beat Us ... Defiance of Tube Commuter Who Was Yards from Blast
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony, John Dunne and Ben Morgan SURVIVORS of the Parsons Green attack today vowed not to be cowed by terrorism, saying: "We refuse to live our lives scared." Defiant passengers went about their normal Monday morning commute...
Grenfell Activists Force Council to Rethink Leasing Library to Prep School
Byline: Ben Morgan KENSINGTON and Chelsea council has scrapped a plan to lease a public library to a private prep school, following pressure from activists in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The council has confirmed North Kensington...
Grenfell Inquiry Needs to Uncover the Whole Truth; #Esnewsviews
THE Grenfell Tower inquiry, which began last week, has much essential work to do, but its chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, perhaps overstates the case in saying that its work can "lead to" criminal prosecutions. The police are getting on with their...
Here's to the Night of Riz and Charlie ... It's a Double Celebration for Brits at the Emmys
Byline: Alistair Foster and David Gardner in Los Angeles CHARLIE BROOKER and Riz Ahmed led the way for Britain at the Emmys, with The Handmaid's Tale emerging as the biggest winner of the evening. Brooker won the best writing award for an episode...
Here's to the Night of Riz and Charlie ... It's a Double Celebration for Brits at the Emmys
Byline: Alistair Foster and David Gardner in Los Angeles CHARLIE BROOKER and Riz Ahmed led the way for Britain at the Emmys, with The Handmaid's Tale emerging as the biggest winner of the evening. Brooker won the best writing award for an episode...
Here's What's on at the Carnaby Fashion Festival; Brought to You by *Plan Your Visit across the Four Days with Our Rundown of This Weekend's Highlights
Let your inner fashionista out because there's so much to see at Carnaby Fashion Festival. Hitch a free ride with the Carnaby taxi from the London Fashion Week Festival at 180 The Strand to Carnaby. Enjoy an array of beauty demos, workshops and prizes,...
Hijab Role Model Halima's Plan to Empower Muslim Women
Byline: Lauren Pilat MODEL Halima Aden today said she wanted to be a voice for young Muslim women in the fashion industry. The Somali-American beauty, 20, who made her runway debut wearing a hijab in Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show, told...
Hijab Role Model Halima's Plan to Empower Muslim Women P
Byline: Lauren Pilat MODEL Halima Aden today said she wanted to be a voice for young Muslim women in the fashion industry. The Somali-American beauty, 20, who made her runway debut wearing a hijab in Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show, told...
I'll Keep Being Honest in My Songs, Vows Imelda May
Byline: Alistair Foster'showbiz news and gossip @alistair_foster IMELDA MAY said she might think twice about being so open in her music as she has found the fascination with her personal life "intrusive" . The Irish musician, right, wrote candidly...
I Made a Mistake with De Boer but I Won't Say Sorry; ?Palace Chairman Defiant after Swift Axe for Boss and Horror Start to Season
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent CRYSTAL PALACE chairman Steve Parish has defended his running of the club but is adamant he will not apologise for the mistake of appointing Frank de Boer. Parish (left) has faced mounting criticism...
Insurance Shares Motor on as Esure Founder Looks to Exit the Driving Seat
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Jamie Nimmo REPORTS that Esure founder Peter Wood is revving up to sell the car insurer drove its shares higher today. Wood has held informal talks with potential buyers to offload his 31% stake in the FTSE 250 owner of...
Koran Artist to Judge Standard Award
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds IDRIS KHAN can today be revealed as a panellist for the inaugural Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize. The noted London artist is perhaps best-known for his abstract pieces made from layers of images of historical and...
LGBT Student Activist Shot Dead by Police in Stand-Off at US Campus
Byline: Michael Howie POLICE in the US state of Georgia shot and killed a student LGBT activist in front of dormitory residents. Officers encountered Georgia Institute of Technology student Scout Schultz on campus in Atlanta after receiving a...
Low-Level Plots like Parsons Green Need Even More Vigilance
Byline: Raffaello Pantucci LONDON has now faced its fourth terrorist attack this year. As details emerge, new peculiarities are uncovered. The brutal reality, though, is that low-level terror plots like that at Parsons Green are becoming the norm....
Magical Marcus in Line for England Call
Byline: Chris Jones EDDIE JONES is set to name 18-year-old Harlequin Marcus Smith in England's 32-man training squad on Friday after the fly-half kicked 14 points in the 24-21 victory that ended Wasps' 20-match winning run at the Ricoh Arena yesterday....
May Brexit Speech 'Will Be Space-Filler'
Byline: Sarah Collins Brussels Correspondent EU OFFICIALS and politicians fear a set-piece speech by Theresa May on Brexit will turn out to be a "space-filler" with no real substance. Sources in Brussels claim No10 appears to be "floundering"...
May Brexit Speech 'Will Be Space-Filler'
Byline: Sarah Collins Brussels Correspondent EU OFFICIALS and politicians fear a set-piece speech by Theresa May on Brexit will turn out to be a "space-filler" with no real substance. Sources in Brussels claim No10 appears to be "floundering"...
Morata and Lacazette Miss Chance to Bridge Gap; in Association withStrikers Can't Break Stalemate as Manchester Clubs Pull Clear at the Top. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley CHELSEA 0 ARSENAL 0 ON a weekend when Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku fired their respective Manchester clubs to the top of the Premier League, Chelsea and Arsenal's star strikers remained works in progress. The Gunners emerged...
Mustafi: We'll Get a Lot of Points If We Play like This; in Association With
Byline: Marco Giacomelli SHKODRAN MUSTAFI says Arsenal gave their all against Chelsea and is convinced they will build on yesterday's gritty performance. The Gunners were heavily criticised for capitulating in their last away match, a 4-0 defeat...
Never Mind the Pillocks Students Pay a High Price for the Right to Behave Badly
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New Extension Boosts Tate Modern Visitors to Record of 6.4 Million
Byline: Rashid Razaq Culture Correspondent TATE Modern received a record 6.4 million visitors in the past year, boosted by the opening in June last year of its new Blavatnik Building extension. The Tate's annual report released today shows it...
No Pizzas on Mondays, Says Notting Hill Restaurant Boss. Call It the Brexit Effect
Byline: Sebastian Mann THE owner of an Italian restaurant in Notting Hill today claimed he was having to cut opening hours because of the impact of Brexit. Nino Sassu said it was causing an "acute" staffing crisis and that he had "never seen...
Open Season for New Wave of Recruits; the Public Sector Is Hiring Again and Looking for a New Generation of Graduates -- as Well as Experienced Professionals Wanting New Challenges -- to Enter a Range of Careers Where They Can Make a Real Difference, Writes
Byline: Niki Chesworth F YOU thought that there was no point in joining the public sector because of recruitment freezes and pay caps, perhaps it is time for a rethink. INot only are pay rises now on the cards across the public sector, employers...
Painter's Widow Tells How Friendship with Bowie Boosted Him When He Was Frail
Byline: Naomi Ackerman THE WIDOW of celebrated artist John Bellany today spoke of his "life-affirming" friendship with David Bowie as an exhibition of his work including a portrait of the pair together opened in Fortnum and Mason. The musician,...
Pictured, Family Man Who Died When Ambulance Service Computer Crashed
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor A PATIENT who died when London Ambulance Service's computer system crashed on New Year's Day was a kindhearted family man who "loved life", the Standard can reveal. Victor Bede, 53, died after collapsing on the...
Police Probe into Whether Parsons; Refugee Held at Hounslow Takeaway Fled Syrian Terror on Boat across Med
Byline: Martin Bentham and Rashid Razaq POLICE and intelligence agencies were today investigating if the two suspects in the Parsons Green bombing met overseas as counter-terrorism detectives continued to question the pair. An 18-year-old Iraqi...
Research Purge Will Cost Smaller Firms Dear
Byline: city comment James Ashton THE procession of fund managers declaring last week that they would soak up the cost of external City research would suggest that the introduction in January of new European rules covering the securities and derivatives...
ROONEY: I'VE LET DOWN MY WIFE AND KIDS; BANNED, STAR CAUGHT THREE TIMES THE LIMIT IN WOMAN'S CAR Coleen Stays at Home as Rooney Gets 100 Hrs Community Service
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter FORMER England captain Wayne Rooney today admitted he had "let down" his family and fans as he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge which has plunged his nine-year marriage into crisis. The Everton and...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 After considerable confusion and a certain amount of conflict, you have finally talked through persistent issues. The problem is, while discussions were comprehensive enough for you, others...
'Super' Rematch Leaves Saunders Eyeing Khan; Billy Joe Forced to Put Plan on Hold to Fight Golovkin or Alvarez
Byline: John Dillon BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has turned his attentions towards Amir Khan after his plans to take on Gennady Golovkin or Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez went on hold following their controversial draw in Las Vegas. Saunders retained his WBO middleweight...
Swaggering Alli Must Slow Things Down If He's to Achieve Superstar Status; in Association With
Byline: Tony Evans @tonyevans92a DELE ALLI has enviable swagger. He knows he is good. Last month, against Newcastle, the 21-year-old was pitted against Jonjo Shelvey. The Tottenham midfielder's lofty disdain for his rival, who dominated the Championship...
Sweary Spiteri Is a One-Woman Charisma Zone in Brilliant Show with More Hooks Than a Boxing Match
Byline: RICK PEARSON REVIEW TEXAS Royal Albert Hall, SW7 DESCRIBED by David Brent in The Office as "a little known Scottish outfit", it's easy to underestimate Texas. The Glaswegians have sold more than 40 million records, scored three No 1 albums...
The Best of Everything
HOTEL REVIEW SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi alice jones SPEND more than a day in the United Arab Emirates and you'll soon learn that everything is either the biggest or the best. Abu Dhabi, for example, is home to the world's biggest hand-knotted...
The Bottom Line; Fitness from Butt-Sculpting Leggings to Classes for Arses, Gyms Are Hitting a Bum Note This Autumn, Says Elizabeth Bennett
Byline: Elizabeth Bennett WHEN it comes to training, everyone has their own zone of interest. Some want iron-clad biceps, others washboard abs. But London's personal trainers report that there is a single, consistent demand from their clients: everyone...
The Company I Created Is Thriving but a Colleague Wants Part of the Equity
Byline: AskJo Jo Malone, joloves.com Dear Jo Five years ago I was made redundant from my media buying agency. I'd been there since university and the whole experience was horrible. However, thanks to recommendations from my old clients and a lot...
The Cricket Nut Batting Calmly despite London Housing Crunch
Byline: ENTREPRENEURS Joanna Bourke FORMER England cricketer Ted Dexter can boast of many achievements, including scoring nine Test centuries. But having his surname appropriated to brand one of London's largest private estate agents is an unintentional...
The Groove Never Stops with These Toe-Tappers; @Thestandardarts in Association With
Byline: FIONA MOUNTFORD THEATRE FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Marble Arch, W2 FIONA MOUNTFORD A QUARTER of a century ago, those funky five guys named Moe tapped their toes all the way from the Theatre Royal Stratford East to a four-year stint in the West...
The Joke's Still on Trump after Spicer's Emmys Appearance
Byline: Joy Lo Dico Notebook FAME arises from strange places. You might have thought Sean Spicer, the hapless White House spokesman, was all washed up after quitting his job. Who would want the guy who went into yogic contortions to try and defend...
The PM Has Marginalised Boris and Now He Is Striking Back; the Controversial NHS Pledge by Johnson Was Pivotal in Brexit Referendum -- Now He Wants to Fulfil It
Byline: Tim Montgomerie WHO or what can most credibly claim to have been decisive in delivering last year's narrow victory for Brexit? High on my list of credible candidates would be Angela Merkel for her unwillingness to grant David Cameron any...
We Nearly Split over Iraq -- but Brexit Has Brought Us Together; in the Sixth Volume of His Diaries, No 10's Most Famous Spin Doctor Lays Bare a Time of Personal Andpublic Warring. Alastair Campbell and His Partner Fiona Millar Talk Sex, Politics and Conjugal Crisis
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes Interviewer of the Year SOMEONE wrote, upon hearing No 10's most famous spin doctor had a shrink: "That must be quite a gig, being Alastair Campbell's psychiatrist." But sitting opposite him and Fiona Millar on a sofa...
Woman Collapses after Judge Rejects Bid to Share Ex's Millions
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter A WOMAN collapsed in court after failing to land half of her ex-boyfriend's property empire. Gillian Turner had claimed she was cheated out of a slice of the business by her ex-partner Michael Durant. She...
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