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Articles from January 8, 2018

A Reboot Reshuffle to Bring in Welcome Talent; Established 1827
TODAY we have a Reboot Reshuffle. Theresa May is trying to do two things. She wants to put life back into the current government by bringing in new and younger faces into the middle ranks of the Cabinet; and at the same time lay the groundwork for...
Arsenal Are Facing Huge Decision as City Plan New Raid for Sanchez
Byline: James Olley MANCHESTER CITY are set to test Arsenal's resolve over keeping Alexis Sanchez by making a concerted effort to sign the forward this month. City were originally prepared to wait until the summer in the belief Sanchez had set...
Arsenal Face Big Decision as City Return for Sanchez; Fringe Players Wasted Last Chance to Earn a Place, Says Mertesacker
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent MANCHESTER CITY are set to test Arsenal's resolve over keeping Alexis Sanchez by making a concerted effort to sign the forward this month. City were originally prepared to wait until the summer...
As Commuters Pass out on Packed Trains, Corbyn Ally Backs Strikes; Labour Frontbencher Voices 'Solidarity' for Action Causing Misery to Thousands
Byline: Dick Murray, Nicholas Cecil and Barney Davis ONE of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies faced a fierce backlash today after backing the RMT rail strike which saw passengers pass out on an overcrowded London-bound train. Shadow education secretary...
Australia Deserve the Ashes as They Cherish Their Cricket More; Down under It's Live and Free to Watch Tests -- They Engage with the Sport in a Way the English Can't
Byline: Seb Coe EVEN if I had wanted to, it was difficult to sidestep history both the day before and on the first day of the Sydney Test -- the conclusion of The Ashes. On the eve of the session I unveiled two statues celebrating the extraordinary...
Better Sooner Than Later for Share and Bond Plunge
Byline: Hamish McRae economic analysis CAN solid global growth support inflated asset prices or, to view the matter from the other side, might a fall in asset prices bring to an end that solid growth? Booms are funny things, not least because they...
Burn, Barry, Burn; Fitness London's Ultimate Bootcamp Has Created an Exclusive 15-Minute Workout for Our Readers, Says Phoebe Luckhurst
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst LONDON workouts are highoctane. January is a month for picking up new habits and forsaking old vices, though Londoners go hard in the gym whatever the month -- the collective insanity persists all year. As a result, the...
Career Changers Flock to Teaching; Young Professionals and Millennials Looking for More Rewarding Work Are Increasingly Thinking of Returning to the Classroom, Writes Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth O, YOU are back at your desk. Feeling like you should be doing something more rewarding with your life? SWell, you are not alone. This month more than half a million users will visit the Get Into Teaching website -- and many...
Casting the Net for Tiddlers Who Want to Be Whales
IT'S a given that small companies still find it hard to borrow money at reasonable rates from the banks. Into this funding gap have sprung alternative forms of borrowing: crowdfunding, invoice factoring, angel investors. In Canada, another form...
Commuters Pass out on Packed Trains but Corbyn Ally Tweets Backing for Strikers; Passengers Hit by Worstconcentrated Strikes in 24 Years
Byline: Dick Murray, Nicholas Cecil and Barney Davis ONE of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies faced a fierce backlash today after backing the RMT rail strike which saw passengers pass out on an overcrowded London-bound train. Shadow education secretary...
Conte Should Not Wage a Phoney War with Jose His Real Battle Is at Chelsea
Byline: Tony Evans @tonyevans92a ANTONIO CONTE has been pretty calm during his time in England. The Italian arrived at Chelsea with a reputation for feistiness in his dealings with rival managers. Opposing coaches in Serie A believed the 48-year-old...
Costume Drama Can Be the Best Way of Making a Political Stand
Byline: Tamasin Doe AS PROMISED, the Golden Globes were transformed into a polished version of an anarchist's "black bloc" demonstration. In terms of protest dressing, few would have picked up an award for their efforts. But silence en masse can...
Cullen's Brave Show Impresses Moyes
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM will decide later this week whether to keep youngsters Josh Cullen and Reece Burke at the club or allow them to return to Bolton on loan. Cullen was particularly impressive in an otherwise disappointing, goalless FA...
Disaster Fears Grow over Blazing Oil Ship in South China Sea
Byline: Michael Howie FEARS of an environmental disaster were growing today amid a warning that an Iranian oil tanker on fire in the East China Sea could explode and sink. The warning from Chinese state media came as an Iranian official said...
Do We Take the Octocopter or Should We Just Ask the Fridge to Call Us a Cab?
Byline: Mark Blunden Technology Reporter in Las Vegas THE world's biggest technology show kicks off in Las Vegas tomorrow with highlights including an easy-to-pilot helicopter, a fridge that can hail a cab and a super-high-definition 8K TV. Nearly...
England Have Little Chance of Improving If They Stick with Bayliss
Byline: Tom Collomosse Cricket Correspondent in Sydney WHEN he was asked to explain Jonny Bairstow's bizarre 'headbutt' greeting to Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar, Trevor Bayliss said: "There was no malice in it." He could just as easily have been...
Ewan Thanks Girlfriend. and Wife He Ditched
Byline: David Gardner ing dinner with Winstead in London. It later emerged that he had split with his wife months earlier. The tributes sparked a social media debate with one user saying: "Ewan McGregor using his speech to thank both his mistress...
Ex-Neighbours Star Steps Down from Rocky Horror over Sex Claims; Three Women in Musical Accuse Actor McLachlan
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent AUSTRALIAN actor Craig McLachlan has stepped down from The Rocky Horror Show stage musical amid allegations of sexual misconduct made by three women. The accusations against the former Neighbours...
First They're Fleeced on Fares, Now Commuters See Parking Fees Soar; Cost of Leaving Cars at Some Stations Rises by More Than 10% on Last Year
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Adebola Lamuye THOUSANDS of commuters have been hit by a "double whammy" rise in costs after train companies increased station car park charges by up to 11 per cent. The "stealth" rise was introduced at hundreds of...
Fleeced on Fares, Now Travellers See Parking Fees Soar
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Adebola Lamuye THOUSANDS of commuters have been hit by a "double whammy" rise in costs after train companies increased station car park charges by up to 11 per cent. The "stealth" rise was introduced at hundreds of...
Hang out in Hangzhou; BIG WEEKEND HANGZHOU, CHINA
Byline: cathy adams HE 13th-century explorer Marco Polo called Hangzhou the "finest and most splendid city in the world". TSeven hundred years later, this city in the eastern Zhejiang province is still one of the most picturesque destinations...
I Danced with Death off the Edge of the Eiger; Matt Carroll Was Afraid of Heights but Went to One of Switzerland's Highest Peaks to Conquer His Fear by Stepping off the Side
Byline: Matt Carroll was YOU won't need any sunglasses out there. There's no sun on the north face of the Eiger." As someone who is so scared of heights that I get sweaty palms at the prospect of climbing a stepladder, these were not the reassuring...
Ill Root Asleep as England Ashes Nightmare Ends; Valiant Root Leaves Hospital to Bat but Can't Save His Men from Defeat
Byline: Chris Stocks in Sydney ENGLAND captain Joe Root was asleep in the dressing-room suffering from gastroenteritis as his team's Ashes humiliation was completed by Australia on the final day of the series. Root started the morning in hospital...
ILL ROOT ASLEEP AS THE ENGLAND NIGHTMARE ENDS; VALIANT SKIPPER LEAVES HOSPITAL TO BAT BUT CANNOT STOP HEAVY LOSS IN ASHES FINALEValiant Root Leaves Hospital to Batbut Can't Save His Men from Defeat
Byline: Chris Stocks in Sydney ENGLAND captain Joe Root was asleep in the dressing-room suffering from gastroenteritis as his team's Ashes humiliation was completed by Australia on the final day of the series. Root started the morning in hospital...
Inquiries Should Engage Brain before Engaging Advisers
Byline: COMMENTARY Jim Armitage City Editor WHEN KPMG's name appeared as an adviser to the Grenfell Inquiry, it was one of those moments when you say: "You are kidding, right?" Anyone who had last year looked at the organisations associated with...
I Want to Stay at Spurs but We Must Start Winning Trophies, Says Kane
Byline: Giuseppe Muro HARRY KANE today said he is happy to stay at Tottenham as long as the club start winning trophies. Mauricio Pochettino yesterday warned Spurs would not be able to keep Kane if the England forward ever pushed to leave. ...
John Coffey 'IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE VOLUNTEERED AND THE TEAM IS LIKE A FAMILY'
Evening Standard vendor John Coffey became a volunteer after reading about The Felix Project in the paper he was handing out. The 59-year-old, who distributes the Standard at Holland Park Tube station, said the team he volunteers with has become...
KPMG Quits the Grenfell Probe over Audit Clash
Byline: Jim Armitage and Joanna Bourke ACCOUNTANCY giant KPMG has quit as the adviser to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry after the Evening Standard revealed it has earned millions of pounds offering audit and other services to the three biggest organisations...
Less Razzle, More Dazzle
Byline: Edited by Julia Buckley Flashy Barbados left Nicola Brady cold, but she fell for the charms of the Caribbean island's less-touristy side IDIDN'T fall in love, the first time I went to Barbados. There was something that felt a little too...
May's Stance over Foreign Students Damages the UK; #Esnewsviews
BRAVO to the six Senior Tories who intend to vote for removing international students from net migration figures ["New year and new revolt over May's migrant strategy", Jan 4]. The net migration target, like all state-mandated quotas, is folly, but...
Murray Has Hip Operation and Vows to Be Back for Wimbledon
Byline: Paul Newman in Sydney ANDY MURRAY was recovering from surgery in a Melbourne hospital today after having an operation on the injured right hip that has kept him out of competition for six months. The former world No1, speaking from his...
New Paddy Power Chief Sees Shares Tumble as He Jumps into the Saddle
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland NEW Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Peter Jackson may wish he'd stayed in bed on his first day in the job. Shares in the gambling industry giant were down 180p at 8690p, after Morgan Stanley brokers took...
Oprah Electrifies All-Black Globes: Star Hails a New Dawn for Women
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent in Los Angeles OPRAH WINFREY brought many at the Golden Globes to tears with a speech declaring that a "new day is on the horizon" for women around the world. The actress and presenter received a standing ovation...
Oprah Electrifies All-Black Globes: Star Hails a New Dawn for Women
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent in Los Angeles OPRAH WINFREY brought many at the Golden Globes to tears with a speech declaring that a "new day is on the horizon" for women around the world. The actress and presenter received a standing ovation...
PM WIELDS KNIFE IN REBOOT RESHUFFLE; CLUTCH OF CABINET MINISTERS AXED AND TORY HQ CLEARED OUT TO MAKE WAY FOR WOMEN AND BLACK MPsBrokenshire Quits for Health Reasons as May Starts Her Cabinet Reshuffle
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor THERESA MAY swung an axe at the Tory campaign machine today in a "reboot" reshuffle that is expected to see party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin and Education Secretary Justine Greening leave their posts. ...
Police Chief Warns Rival Fans in Bid to Avoid Repeat of Trouble
Byline: Giuseppe Muro brighton v crystal palace (Tonight, 7.45pm, BT Sport 2) Giuseppe Muro ASENIOR police chief has issued a warning to fans ahead of tonight's FA Cup tie between Crystal Palace and Brighton at the Amex Stadium that they will come...
Police Chief Warns Rival Fans in Bid to Avoid Repeat of Trouble; in Association With
Byline: Giuseppe Muro brighton v crystal palace (Tonight, 7.45pm, BT Sport 2) ASENIOR police chief has issued a warning to fans ahead of tonight's FA Cup tie between Crystal Palace and Brighton at the Amex Stadium that they will come down hard on...
Same Old Mistakes Plague Arsenal and Wenger Must Take the Blame
Byline: James Olley NOTTINGHAM FOREST 4 ARSENAL 2 THERE was a line Arsene Wenger used in explaining away this embarrassing FA Cup third-round defeat which raised a few eyebrows among those assembled in the compact media room adjacent to the City...
Same Old Mistakes Plague Arsenal and Wenger Must Take the Blame
Byline: James Olley NOTTINGHAM FOREST 4 ARSENAL 2 James Olley THERE was a line Arsene Wenger used in explaining away this embarrassing FA Cup third-round defeat which raised a few eyebrows among those assembled in the compact media room adjacent...
Seeing Black; It Was the Most Political Red-Carpet in History, as Hollywood United in a Monochrome Uniform of Solidarity at Last Night's Golden Globes. Emma McCarthy Reports on How Film Turned Noir
Byline: Emma McCarthy THE topic of who will wear what during awards season is one that never fails to stoke the fashion press into a frenzy. But this year red-carpet style staged its biggest statement yet. Last night Hollywood's Time's Up initiative...
Series Ratings out of 10
Byline: Tom Collomosse alastair cook 5 Cook carried his bat for a record 244 at Melbourne but the series was already lost, the pitch was flat and Mitchell Starc was injured. mark stoneman 4 Failed to make a serious impact though two gutsy half-centuries...
Series Ratings out of 10 [.]
Byline: Tom Collomosse SERIES RATINGS OUT OF 10 alastair cook 5 Cook carried his bat for a record 244 at Melbourne but the series was already lost, the pitch was flat and Mitchell Starc was injured. mark stoneman 4 Failed to make a serious impact...
Shopkeeper Fights for Life after Being Beaten in Row over Cigarette Papers
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony, Ben Morgan and Justin Davenport A SHOPKEEPER is fighting for life in hospital today after being beaten by three youths who he refused to sell Rizla cigarette papers, it was claimed. The 49-year-old man, described as a...
Solicitors Warned over 'McMafia Cash' in Property Deals
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor SOLICITORS were today warned to be suspicious of house-buyers paying with large sums of unexplained wealth as law enforcers began a campaign to stop dirty money flowing into the capital. The National...
Spot the Red Flags of Money Laundering; Advertisement Feature Solicitors Are an Obvious Target for Organised Criminals. Being Extra Vigilant Can Really Pay Off
Solicitors are one of the most obvious targets for money laundering by organised criminals. And there's a reason for that. "They are the gatekeepers for a range of services and markets," explains Juliet Oliver, General Counsel of the Solicitors Regulation...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 19 While nothing can undermine the power of the recent link between your ruler Mars and fortunate Jupiter, that doesn't mean things will go smoothly. In fact, judging by this week's series of...
Strictly Vegan: Diet Has Transformed My Life, Says Dance Star Kristina
Byline: Jennifer Ruby HER breathtaking dance routines wowed Strictly fans but Kristina Rihanoff says she has a new secret for feeling 10 out of 10: going vegan. The professional dancer, 40, credits the diet with boosting her energy levels and...
Tartan Army Fires Up the Catwalk; Designer Brings Eccentric Look to London Show
Byline: Emma McCarthy Deputy Fashion Editor ONE of the capital's brightest young designers brought the second day of London Fashion Week Men's to a spectacular close with kilts and corsets. Charles Jeffrey unveiled his latest outlandish LOVERBOY...
The Clockwork Diet; Trends It's Not What You Eat but When You Eat It -- the New Rule of Weight Loss Is an Eight-Hour Meal Schedule, Says Samuel Fishwick
Byline: Samuel Fishwick YOUR body is inconstant. It's not just what you eat but when you eat it that matters, and your body clock is the first dietary instrument you should turn to. In 2018 we count minutes, not calories. The clockwork diet is...
Theresa May's Reverse Ferret on Foxhunting Should Finally Kill off This Dogwhistle Politics
Byline: Sam Leith FOXHUNTING is almost the perfect political issue. That is, it offers the opportunity for vociferous identity politics, volcanic levels of moral certainty and fourth-form tribalism and almost none of those arguing about it have...
Trump's Five-Hour Day; He Works from 11 until 4 (with Time off for a Couple of 'Executive Breaks')
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent DONALD Trump allegedly works a fivehour day starting around 11am and has regular breaks for "executive time," according to a report in the US. The Axios website claims to have obtained copies of the president's...
Victims Campaigner: Give Us Reasons When Criminals like Worboys Are Released
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter PAROLE boards should tell victims the reasons criminals are released from prison in a radical overhaul of the justice system, the Government's victims commissioner said today. Baroness Newlove said the...
Victims Campaigner: Give Us Reasons When Criminals like Worboys Are Released
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter PAROLE boards should tell victims the reasons criminals are released from prison in an overhaul of the justice system, the Government's victims commissioner said today. Baroness Newlove said the decision...
Video-Games Pioneer Answers the Call of Duty with a New Way to Help Charities; ENTREPRENEURS
Byline: Michael Bow SHOOT-'EM-UP video games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty may trigger mass head-shaking from those of a sensitive disposition, but London tech start-up Playmob is out to prove that gaming can be a force for good. The...
We Booked Premium Economy but Never Got the Experience
Byline: says Simon SIMON CALDER Q We have booked a summer holiday to Barbados in July with Virgin Atlantic, flying premium economy from Gatwick. We received a call telling us we are being downgraded to economy as the replacement planes being arranged...
When Good Neighbours Become Good Friends; Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV Reporter @Tobyontv London Live
Byline: Toby Earle My Street London Live, 9pm All anyone wants from a neighbour is someone who understands that a curt nod in the mornings or light bin-day banter is the upper limit of neighbourly interaction, an entente cordiale of anonymity never...
Why We're All Fighting for Felix; Volunteers Helping to Feed Our Hungry Children Explain What Motivates Them to Keep the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Moving across London
Byline: Anna Davis Deputy Campaigns Editor DEDICATED volunteers who are trying to stop any child in London going to bed hungry told today what motivates them to fight against food poverty. More than 250 volunteers work for food surplus charity...
Wish Me Luck: BBC Presenter Takes to the Airwaves after Blasting 'Crisis of Trust' on Pay
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent BBC journalist Carrie Gracie today said there was a "depth of hunger" for equality after it emerged that about 200 women are taking action against the corporation over the gender pay gap. Gracie announced...
Wish Me Luck: BBC Presenter Takes to the Airwaves after Blasting 'Crisis of Trust' on Pay
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent BBC journalist Carrie Gracie today said there was a "depth of hunger" for equality after it emerged that about 200 women are taking action against the corporation over the gender pay gap. Gracie announced...
You Relax in Nepal Om's the Word When; More Visitors to the Himalayas Come to Find a Spiritual Side as Much as the Scenery, Says Darren Loucaides
Byline: Darren Loucaides THE guru tells us to strike the meditative posture, palms facing upwards, and close our eyes. "Be comfortable, relax your body," he says. Easier said than done -- it's taking much of my concentration just to keep my legs...
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