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Articles from October 27, 2017

A Famous Fictional Medic Discovers His Feminine Side; Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV Reporter @Tobyontv London Live
Byline: by Toby Earle Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde Sunday, London Live, 10pm Hollywood sometimes feels more like a giant cobbler's with the number of reboots that stroll out of the sound stages, opened with a fresh set of keys that came as a BOGOF...
A New Manor from Heaven
Byline: PHOEBE LUCKHURST HOTEL REVIEW LYMPSTONE MANOR Devon DUSK is the best time to arrive at Lympstone Manor. The Grade II-listed Georgian hotel is a spectacular sight but the best view lies beyond, over the River Exe. Sunset glides across the...
Art Prize Goes to Painting Made of Materials Found on London Streets
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent watch the video online standard.co.uk/ artprize PAINTER Helen A Pritchard has won the first ES Contemporary Art Prize. The South African-born artist was presented with her PS10,000 prize at an event at the...
Autumn Brings out Magical Mushrooms; WildLondon
BEEFSTEAK, stinkhorn and amethyst deceiver the colourful names of fungi reveal a long fascination with the mysterious, seemingly short-lived mushrooms and toadstools that grow in Britain. Fungi are at their most prominent in autumn as mushrooms...
BA Gets Boost from Collapse of Rival Monarch, Says Walsh
Byline: Hazel Sheffield EXTRA passengers on Spanish routes since the collapse of Monarch Airlines has helped put British Airways owner IAG on track to full-year profits of [euro]3 billion (PS2.7 billion), the airline said, despite growth in passenger...
BREXIT REBELS PLOTTING TALKS WITH EU; Senior Tories Go over May's Head to Avoid 'Take It or Leave It' dealEXCLUSIVEDirect Talks 'Could Help MPs Force May Back to Table'
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor SENIOR Conservative MPs plan to go over Theresa May's head and seek their own Brexit talks with the European Union, the Standard has learned. A group of rebels want an independent line of communication to check...
Builders Topple over after Halifax Delivers Bleak Message on Mortgages
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Joanna Bourke INVESTORS building up shares in residential property giants may have been bricking it this morning when they saw a bleak update from mortgage lender Halifax. The bank's latest housing market tracker published...
Business Giants Join Standard's Call to Action on Modern Slavery
Byline: Ed Cumming LEADING British firms have already responded to the Evening Standard's call to action on modern slavery. IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), law firm Hogan Lovells, Blackstone investment group, ITN, Sport for Freedom,...
Catch Up TV... Missed the TV Moment Everyone's Talking about? Alastair McKay Bemoans the Lack of Explosiveness in Gunpowder's Plot and Sides with the Rebels
Byline: Alastair McKay THE new BBC drama Gunpowder (all three parts are on BBC iPlayer) has been compared to Game of Thrones. Possibly, this is a compliment. Thrones fans, I think, will find the Guy Fawkes story rather short of dragons and light...
Change Is Hard but FA Must Back Up Their Words
Byline: Seb Coe MUCH of the blame for the Eni Aluko case has focused on the leadership of the FA. That was inevitable. I know from my own experience as president of the IAAF, the world governing body for athletics, that there is no escaping the...
C'mon Cleveland, Leave the Vikings Browned Off
Byline: Ken Elliott IT JUST might be worth the Cleveland Browns giving Roy Hodgson a call before Sunday's NFL match-up with the Minnesota Vikings at Twickenham. They will enter the home of rugby on the back of seven straight defeats, albeit having...
Day of the Dead Livens Up London's PS50m Halloween
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds MEXICO'S Day of the Dead festival will be breathing new life into Halloween for more and more Londoners this year as research reveals how much the city is prepared to spend on looking scary. According to the mobile network...
Emin Taxes May at Hix Art Awards; Diary@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Politics, party and pillow talk. Edited by Guy Pewsey THE movers and shakers of the art world were at Mark Hix's Shoreditch restaurant Tramshed last night for the annual Hix Award prize-giving ceremony. Painter Sam Bailey was crowned the...
From the Start, Lewis Was a Winner -- He Always Will Be
Byline: Johnny Herbert THE first time I remember seeing Lewis Hamilton race was in Turkey in GP2 in 2006 -- and what a brilliant race it was, too. But his story -- the karting kid who told McLaren chief Ron Dennis: "Hi, I'm Lewis Hamilton. I...
From the Start, Lewis Was a Winner He Always Will Be
Byline: Johnny Herbert THE first time I remember seeing Lewis Hamilton race was in Turkey in GP2 in 2006 and what a brilliant race it was, too. But his story the karting kid who told McLaren chief Ron Dennis: "Hi, I'm Lewis Hamilton. I won the...
GO Guide
1. Blitzed out The Slaves of Solitude Hampstead, NW3. Until Nov 25 Patrick Hamilton's novel of romance and intrigue in a wartime guest house is adapted in Nicholas Wright's new play. hampsteadtheatre.com 2. Malvinas revisited Minefield Royal Court,...
Have a Naiise Life; Their Directional Lifestyle Store Has a Cult Following in Singapore -- Now Dennis Tay and Amanda Eng Have Their Sights Set on London. Katie Law Meets a Power Couple
Byline: Katie Law WHAT do you get if you cross British taste with Singapore style? An origami bulldog, obviously. The paper structure, which comes in red, blue or white, flatpacked for you to assemble yourself, is just one of hundreds of items you'll...
Heathrow Expansion Plan Is Reckless and Expensive; #Esnewsviews
THE Government's revised proposals for the expansion of Heathrow highlight how much damage would be caused by this reckless project. They reveal that Heathrow is already having a more detrimental impact on our air than we realised, with an estimated...
House-Hunting Lays Bare the Gap between Rich and Poor
Byline: RosamundUrwin Notebook EVEN estate agent euphemism -- the kind that dresses up roads ridden with crack dens as "up-and-coming" -- can sometimes run out of bombast. After I inquired about a suspiciously cheap house this week, Mr Foxtons told...
I Have No Regrets about Chelsea. I Needed to Follow My Dreams; Nathan Ake exclusiveDefender Is Determined to Repay Bournemouth's Faith -- and He Tells Simon Johnson They Can Beat Blues
Byline: Simon Johnson NATHAN AKE has gone from fighting for the title to battling against relegation -- and he could not be happier. In June, the Holland international asked to leave champions Chelsea to join Bournemouth. One glance at the...
I'm Proud My Daughter Took on Cambridge for Its 'Colonial Curriculum'
Byline: Barney Davis and Eleanor Rose THE mother of Cambridge University campaigner Lola Olufemi today told of her pride at her daughter's "vital" campaign to "decolonise" its English literature curriculum. The graduate, 21, has suffered abuse...
I'm Smarter Now and That Has Made Me So Dangerous
Byline: Anthony Joshua Triple heavyweight world champion big-fight diary THE last time I fought in Cardiff, I'd had just five rounds in the professional ranks; this time the whole occasion is a lot bigger. But I feel ready, and staying in the...
Indie Club Subterania Could Reopen to Boost Music Scene
Byline: Barney Davis MUSIC mogul Vince Power plans to reopen iconic gig venue Subterania to help revive London's grassroots live music scene. The 600-capacity club under the Westway, much loved by indie fans, hosted some of the biggest acts of...
In Love with London: West End Landlord Shrugging off Brexit and Terrorist Threats; Business Interview Brian bickellShaftesbury Property Veteran Who Has Built Up a PS3.5 Billion Empire in the Capital's Tourist Hotspot
Byline: Joanna Bourke WEST End landlord Shaftesbury didn't exactly get off to an auspicious start when it floated on the London Stock Exchange 30 years ago this month. Brian Bickell, its chief executive, had been there just a year when the company...
It's a Duty to Ensure That Supply Chains Are Free of Exploitation
LAST year Hewlett Packard Enterprise was the inaugural winner of the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Stop Slavery Award. Here John Schultz its executive vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary explains why it is delighted to back the Standard's...
It's Been a Slow Start but I'll Get Back to the Top, Insists Dembele
Byline: Tom Collomosse MOUSA DEMBELE is confident he will quickly regain the form he showed last season despite a hugely difficult opening to this campaign. Dembele is a key man for Tottenham but has been unable to show his worth this term, with...
I've Been Crying since Rhian's Hat-Trick I'm So Proud; MOTHER TELLS OF RUSH TO MAKE GAME WHERE YOUNG STAR PUT ENGLAND INTO WORLD FINAL
Byline: Ben Morgan THE mother of English football's next great hope today revealed her family's sacrifices and how she almost missed her son's big moment. Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster lit up the Under-17 World Cup semi-final against Brazil...
I Wrote My First Song at 12; Singer Billie Eilish Is 15 Years Old, Has 279,000 Instagram Followers and a Major Label Record Deal -- Now She'saiming Right for the Top, She Tells David Smyth
Byline: David Smyth THE O'Connells look like any other family on a trip as they bustle into their New York hotel. Mum and dad Maggie and Patrick, flustered but relieved to arrive; older brother Finneas, looking cool in a motorbike jacket and distracted...
London Developers Warn: Mayor's Demands Could Make Us Slash Home Plans
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor LONDON'S biggest property developers are threatening to slash their housebuilding plans in the capital in a major challenge to Sadiq Khan's pledge to solve the homes crisis. They have accused City...
Luther's Historic Act Did Much to Shape the World We Live in; the Reformation Led to Huge Conflict but It Led to Faith Becoming a Real Choice Rather Than Forced upon Us
Byline: Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury YOU might have heard the story about the German friar who nailed 95 provocative statements to a church door a long time ago, triggering something we now call the Reformation. If you're looking for...
Luther's Historic Act Did So Much to Shape the World We Live in; the Reformation Led to Huge Conflict but It Led to Faith Becoming a Real Choice Rather Than Forced upon Us
Byline: Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury YOU might have heard the story about the German friar who nailed 95 provocative statements to a church door a long time ago, triggering something we now call the Reformation. If you're looking for...
Major Inquiry amid Fears Millions Are Being Ripped off by Hotel Booking Sites
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor A MAJOR investigation was opened today into whether millions of holidaymakers are being ripped off by hotel booking websites. The inquiry by the Competition...
Millionaire Pilot Loses Latest Battle in 16-Year Divorce War with Ex-Wife
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Reporter A MILLIONAIRE pilot locked in a "ghastly" 16-year divorce battle today failed to defeat his ex-wife's bid for maintenance payments for a daughter he claims is not his. Ex-British Airways captain Richard Wilmot,...
Neighbours Protest at Tycoon's Roof Terrace Plan for PS42m Mansion
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony CITY tycoon Peter Cruddas has angered neighbours with plans to build a roof terrace at his PS42 million Mayfair mansion. The former Tory party co-treasurer and his wife Fiona paid cash for the seven-storey Victorian townhouse...
'Nowhere More Fitting for Holocaust Memorial Than outside Parliament'
Byline: Robert Dex and Kate Proctor FORMER shadow chancellor Ed Balls has told critics of the planned Holocaust memorial there is "nowhere more fitting" for it to be than the proposed site in Victoria Tower Gardens. The building, designed by...
On Your Marx, Get Set, Go for Former National Chief's New Theatre
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent FORMER National Theatre boss Nicholas Hytner said his new multimillion pound venue by Tower Bridge looked "even better than he had imagined it" as it held its opening night. The 900-seat Bridge Theatre, on...
Piano, Cello, Violin, Soprano: The Wigmore Hall Is Still a Wonder for Classical Music Fans
Byline: Andrew Marr BREXIT won't make us culturally less European. That's impossible. The ties are too deep and too wide. In that spirit, this week I raise a glass to Friedrich Carl Bechstein, the 19thcentury piano manufacturer from Berlin Because...
Pochettino Take Note -- Dier Is Best in Midfield
Byline: in association with Weekend briefing Danny Murphy Role play: Spurs manager says Eric Dier is a defender first, but he has been sensational as a playmaker man united v tottenham WE HAVE to assume that Mauricio Pochettino discussed the contents...
Pop; in Association with Albums of the Week
PHILIP SELWAY Let Me Go (Bella Union) RADIOHEAD's Philip Selway is among the most musically sensitive drummers in modern rock. He knows when to call on the heavy artillery, but he's equally adept at using silence and shimmer. His third solo album,...
Race against the Clock for Mayor to Deliver on Key Housing Pledge; Promising Thousands of Desperately Needed Affordable Homes for Londoners Helped Sadiq Khan to Victory. Now the Euphoria Is Fading ... and Jonathan Prynn Asks If City Hall Can Make the Numbers Add Up
Byline: Jonathan Prynn SADIQ KHAN has now entered that most dangerous phase of the political cycle -- what Tony Blair liked to call "posteuphoria and pre-delivery." In no policy area are the stakes higher than housing, the burning issue that the...
RBS Braced for Hefty Fine but Ready to Float
Byline: Simon English ROYAL Bank of Scotland gave the clearest sign yet that it has moved on from the disastrous legacy left by Fred Goodwin, and will soon be ready to return to the stock market. The bank that went bust in 2008 after a bungled...
Reality Frights; Trends Be Afraid -- Topical Horror Is the Scariest Dresscode for This Halloween. Our Writers Get Spooky
HALLOWEEN is an excuse to go on a deep dive into the zeitgeist. Sure, you could be a sexy vampire, but if you really want the fright factor, look to real life. We live in spooky times: Brexit looms, there's the Harvey Weinstein scandal and that's before...
REPORT SEX PEST MPs TO POLICE, URGES PM; No10 STEPS IN AS SPEAKER IS ASKED TO PROBE ABUSE AND HARASSMENT CLAIMS Claims Include Cabinet Minister Who 'Groped Woman at Drinks Party'
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter VICTIMS of sexual harassment by MPs or Westminster staff should go to the police, No 10 urged today. The intervention came after it was reported that female researchers and aides in Parliament were using...
Roy's Sleepless in Selhurst Ahead of Crunch Clash
Byline: Giuseppe Muro ROY HODGSON admits that trying to save Crystal Palace from relegation is giving him sleepless nights, even after his 40 years in coaching. Palace are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and face fellow strugglers West...
Soviets Feared LBJ Ordered Kennedy Assassination
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent THE Soviet Union believed that vice-president Lyndon B Johnson could have been behind the assassination of John F Kennedy, according to a top secret memo sent to the White House by FBI director J Edgar Hoover....
Speaker Urged to Look into Female Staff's Claims of Sex Harassment by MPs
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter COMMONS Speaker John Bercow was today urged to investigate claims of sexual harassment after a string of female staff complained of having been "groped" by MPs. The reports from a number of staffers, secretaries...
Spurs Blow as Injury Rules Kane out of United Clash
Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent TOTTENHAM have been dealt a major blow after Harry Kane was ruled out of their game against Manchester United tomorrow with a hamstring injury. Kane suffered a strain in his left hamstring (right)...
Staley's Cosy Relationship with the Police Is Truly Chilling; COMMENTARY
Byline: Jim Armitage City Editor WHEN Jes Staley gave the order to his investigations department to hunt down the whistleblower who'd been telling tales on a colleague, his blood was up. The Barclays chief executive was incensed that old personal...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 18 You have reached that awkward point in discussion where, if you tell others what you are really worried about, they are likely to be upset, or so you think. But actually, it is the reverse....
The 'Extraordinary Elevation' of XI Jinping; Grace Jones Dressed as a Hedge, a Mince-Pie Croissant Was Born and Prince's Favourite Colour Was Revealed as Orange. Gerald Scarfe and Nick Curtis Sum Up the Week That Was
Byline: Nick Curtis Monday New data shows that over a million officials have been disciplined and more than 170 ministers and officials jailed since Xi Jinping became president of China in 2012. A B52 at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana is...
The Holocaust Memorial Will Be a Reminder to Respect History
Byline: Ed Balls IN RECENT years, an urgent mission to record the testimony of British Holocaust survivors was conducted in London and across the country. More than 100 brave but increasingly frail men and women, witnesses to humanity's darkest...
The Mayor's Balancing Act on Affordable Homes
THE great challenge for any London Mayor is dealing with the housing crisis. Sadiq Khan has made a good start, and has had the support of this paper for his efforts. He has ambitious plans not just to increase the number of homes built but the proportion...
The Next Act; Hashtag Activism Takes to the Streets This Weekend, as Women Are Galvanised by a Global Call to arms.Phoebe Luckhurst Unpacks the Making of a Movement
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst ON SATURDAY afternoon, in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court, women will gather to share their stories. The tales will be on a potent theme: the abuse of power, by men against women in the theatre industry....
The Revolution Begins in Smoggy Soho; REVIEW
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS YOUNG MARX Bridge Theatre, SE1 IN creating this handsome 900-seat venue, Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have drawn on the lessons of their time running the National Theatre. It's a space that manages to feel both airy and...
This Erotic Gay Romance Is a Real Peach
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Cert 15, 132 mins THIS acclaimed romance sees liberal European Jews endorse gay love and teen sex. It's being tipped as an Oscar-winner and, should it do even half as well as Moonlight, Trump-types will probably offer it as proof...
Threat from Developers: Mayor's Demands Could Make Us Slash Home Plans
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor LONDON'S biggest property developers are threatening to slash their housebuilding plans in the capital in a major challenge to Sadiq Khan's pledge to solve the homes crisis. They have accused City...
'Too Few of Us Know How to Help Heart Victims' More Londoners Should Learn to Use Defibrillators, Say Paramedics
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor MORE Londoners than ever are trying to save cardiac arrest sufferers but most fail to find and use a defibrillator, a report has found. A total of 2,329 "good samaritans" attempted to resuscitate patients with...
Tory Brexit Rebels Plot 'To Go over May's Head' for Direct Talks with EU
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor EXCLUSIVE SENIOR Conservative MPs plan to go over Theresa May's head and seek their own Brexit talks with the European Union, the Standard has learned. A group of rebels want an independent line of communication...
Totally Thor-Some; This Time the God of Thunder Really Hammers Home the Jokes
Byline: Matthew Norman THOR: RAGNAROK Cert 12A, 130 mins YOU could go the cinema twice a day, every day, for the next 50 years without seeing a movie that declares its intent to correct a prequel's mistake with the speed and assurance of Thor: Ragnarok....
Underdog Team Hope Otto Will Bring Them Best of British Luck
Byline: Lizzie Edmonds THEY are currently the worst team in the NFL. But today the Cleveland Browns reveal their secret weapon -- Otto the dog. The team, who are yet to win a game this season, are hoping the five-yearold bullmastiff will be their...
Warning over Criminals Laundering Cash through Super-Prime Property
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor LONDON'S "super-prime" property is continuing to be used to launder the illicit profits of corrupt foreign tycoons despite promises of a government crackdown, an official report warned today. The Home...
Weinstein Sues His Own Firm as Actresses Accuse Second Mogul
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent HARVEY WEINSTEIN is suing the company he founded in a bid to force it to hand over documents which he claims will exonerate him from accusations of sexual harassment and assault. The disgraced producer was...
Wenger to Give His Strike Trio Another Shot
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENE WENGER has challenged Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette to pick up where they left off at Everton when Swansea visit the capital tomorrow. Last weekend's 5-2 win at Goodison...
Why Queen Colman Is the Jewel in the Crown
EVEN the staunchest republicans are about to have their spirits lifted. A new Queen has been announced: Olivia Colman. The actress, aged 43, will play Elizabeth II in the third series of Netflix's The Crown, taking over from Claire Foy, 33, who won...
Win over Spurs Has Set Us Up for a Classic against Palace
Byline: FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017 evening standard Slaven Bilic OR me, football is like life. FWhen the chance comes you have to grab the moment, and on Wednesday night against Tottenham that is what we had to do -- and we did it. We didn't let...
Witch Please: Where to Eat, Drink and Dance Yourself Dizzy This Fright Night
Byline: Samuel Fishwick THE most terrifying holiday of the calendar (narrowly beating Christmas when it comes early to shops in July) unleashes an endless procession of inventively costumed horrors promising not to cake your house in broken eggs...
Women (and Dogs) Rescued after Five Months Lost at Sea
Byline: John Dunne TWO yachtswomen and their dogs have been rescued after spending nearly five months adrift in the Pacific ocean. The US navy reached the women after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles south-east of Japan,...
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