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Articles from February 8, 2018

Agriculture Chief: Britain Will Be Pushed around outside EU
Byline: Sarah Collins Brussels Correspondent THE UK will be "pushed around" outside the EU and is putting "blind faith" in its ability to sign future trade deals, a senior European official has said. Phil Hogan, the bloc's agriculture commissioner,...
And the Homeless Shall Inherit the Earth
THE MELODY by Jim Crace (Picador, PS16.99) DAVID SEXTON JIM CRACE invents entire worlds in his novels like no other English writer. Yet, however fabulous and remote their settings, his novels always have contemporary prompts. The Melody, he explains...
An Excruciatingly Painful Journey towards Health
Byline: NICK CURTIS HEAL ME: IN SEARCH OF A CURE by Julia Buckley (W&N, PS14.99) nick curtis IN APRIL 2012, as the travel journalist Julia Buckley was reaching for a cup of coffee, a shocking, agonising, soul-sapping pain took up residence in...
Anger over Plan to Allow MPs Facing 'Sex Pest' Claims to Keep Their Anonymity
Byline: Kate Proctor and Joe Murphy MPs accused of sexual harassment and bullying will get anonymity while under investigation in new plans drawn up by politicians themselves. Although the crackdown includes proposals for MPs and peers found...
Ayckbourn's Sluggish Dystopia Fails to Hit Satirical Sweet Spot
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS FIRST NIGHT THE DIVIDE Old Vic, SE1 HENRY HITCHINGS ACROSS more than 80 plays, Alan Ayckbourn has made a speciality of character-driven comedies of manners. But The Divide revives his less well-known enthusiasm for sci-fi...
Bigger Rate Rises on the Way Soon; ?Warning from Bank Chief as Growth Forecasts Upgraded for Next Three Years Rises Spell Pain for Squeezed Homeowners
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Russell Lynch THE Bank of England today warned millions of homeowners to prepare for interest rate rises "sooner and faster" than expected after it raised its forecasts for economic growth. The monetary policy committee...
Bobsleigh Is So Terrifying I Prefer My Mum Not to Watch, Says British Star
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A LONDON member of the British bobsleigh team competing at the Winter Olympics says he prefers his mother not to watch to stop her worrying. Tony Olubi also told how he recites verses from the Bible as he hurtles...
Care Makes England History as Joseph Brought in to Take on Wales
Byline: Chris Jones DANNY CARE will become England's most capped scrum-half in their history when he faces Wales at Twickenham on Saturday and is joined in the starting line-up by Jonathan Joseph as head coach Eddie Jones makes two changes from...
Care Makes England History as Joseph Is Brought in to Take on Wales
Byline: Chris Jones DANNY CARE will become England's most capped scrum-half when he faces Wales on Saturday and is joined in the starting line up by Jonathan Joseph as head coach Eddie Jones makes two changes from the victory over Italy. Care...
Charlton FC Duo Face PS3m Payout for Lies to Lender
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent TWO businessmen who lied about being "in control" of Charlton Athletic FC to secure an emergency loan for the cash-strapped football club may now have to pay more than PS3 million in damages. Tony Jimenez...
Chelsea Book Perth Trip for Just after the World Cup
Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent CHELSEA are going to fly 9,000 miles to Australia within a few days of the World Cup Final to play a pre-season friendly in Perth. The club have confirmed they will face Perth Glory in the newlybuilt...
Could May Face Her Waterloo? Tory Peers Go into Battle over Brexit; Duke of Wellington Leads Grandees in Revolt with Series of Amendments Exclusive
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy TORY grandees including the Duke of Wellington went into battle today against the Government's flagship Bill to pull out of the EU. Nine Conservative peers, including two former Cabinet ministers and the...
Could May Face Her Waterloo? Tory Peers Go into Battle over Brexit; UK Won't Be Ready for Full Break by End of Transition, Say EU Diplomats Exclusive
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy TORY grandees including the Duke of Wellington went into battle today against the Government's flagship Bill to pull out of the EU. Nine Conservative peers, including two former Cabinet ministers and the...
Debenhams Takes Axe to Hundreds of Store Jobs
Byline: LauraOnita HUNDREDS of jobs are at risk at struggling department store chain Debenhams, the Standard can reveal. The company is axing 320 jobs in its 176 shops by the end of March to keep a lid on costs. Debenhams is the latest retailer...
Deeply Bleak Story of Struggling Country Folk
Byline: HENRY HITCHINGS THEATRE GUNDOG Royal Court Upstairs, SW1 henry hitchings ON A remote farm, in the shadow of bereavement, sisters Anna and Becky find themselves trying to sustain a livelihood that's at risk of collapsing. Writer Simon Longman,...
Dishing Up Truths about Eating Habits
WHAT SHE ATE: SIX REMARKABLE WOMEN AND THE FOOD THAT TELLS THEIR STORIES by Laura Shapiro (4th Estate, PS14.99) JANE SHILLING "TELL me what you eat," declared the philosopher of gastronomy, Jean Brillat-Savarin, "and I will tell you what you are."...
Don't Play Politics with People's Lives, Labour Chief Tells Momentum Activists
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony THE outgoing leader of Haringey council has warned hard-Left activists not to "play politics with people's lives" as councillors slammed the brakes on a PS2 billion housing project. Claire Kober invoked former Labour leader...
Do We All See the World Quite Differently?
UNTHINKABLE: AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD'S STRANGEST BRAINS by Helen Thomson (John Murray, PS20) DYLAN EVANS DOES the world look the same to you as it does to me? We generally assume that it does, but occasionally something happens to...
Eight Ways to Occupy the Kids This Half Term; Advertisement featureLook out for These Deals at Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush)
SCHOOL'S OUT AT DISNEY STORE THIS HALF TERM Keep the little ones entertained with Disney Store's free School's Out activity. Pick up your free mask to take home and get creative. Plus, enjoy 20 per cent off when you say 'School's Out' to a cast member....
'English Players Have Become the Diving Masters' Wenger Calls for Action after Pochettino Claims Simulation Is a 'Minimal Issue' in Game
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent ARSENE WENGER today claimed English players are now the "masters" of diving. The Arsenal manager stopped short of naming specific players but his comments come just four days after Tottenham pair...
'Every Dog Has Its Day': Chihuahua Is Cleared of Attacking Postwoman
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent THE owner of an 8in-tall chihuahua expressed his relief and declared that "every dog has its day" after being told he will not face a second "dangerous dog" trial. John Anslow, 63, was accused of failing...
Evra: My Winning Mentality Can Rub off on the Players
Byline: Ken Dyer PATRICE EVRA believes his "winning mentality" will be invaluable to West Ham as they try to steer clear of relegation. The 36-year-old former Manchester United defender is likely to go straight into the squad for Saturday's home...
Exclusive Building the Future (but First This Year's Serpentine Pavilion); Frida Escobedo Is the Youngest Architect to Win the Hyde Park Spot. She Tells Robert Bevan about Following in Zaha Hadid's Footsteps
Byline: Robert Bevan ON A flying visit to London, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo breezes into the Serpentine Gallery's warm office from a bitter day in the park outside. At 38, she is set to be the youngest-ever designer of the annual Serpentine...
Extraorganary! Hero Medics Who Swapped Three Livers in 18 Hours
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor SURGICAL teams at a hospital in London were hailed as "heroic" today after carrying out three lifesaving liver transplants in 18 hours. Off-duty staff rushed to The Royal Free in Hampstead to ensure that each operation...
Family Fun a Little Further Afield; of Course, London's Not the Only Place to Keep Your Kids Amused. Ben Olsen Heads out of the Capital
Byline: Ben Olsen The Harry Potter Studio Tour An essential excursion for any Potter fan, this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Warner Brothers film set has put Watford on the map. Just 35 minutes from Euston, an access-all-areas journey takes visitors...
Fashion Label Boss Grabbed My Breasts, Says Model Kate
Byline: John Dunne KATE UPTON has alleged that she was sexually harassed by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano while working for the brand at the start of her career at the age of 18. The American star, now 25, told Time magazine she considered ending...
Food, Drink and Shopping Treats You'll Love This Valentine's Day; Advertisement featureFrom Perfume to Pizza, Card-Making to Cookery Classes, You'll Find Romance in the Air at Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) and Westfield Stratford City Ahead of 14 February
Original Flava at Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City 10 and 11 February Original Flava will be bringing some extra spice to the Great Eastern Market at Westfield Stratford City. The two brothers, whose no.1 best-selling cookbook features...
Funeral Song Is Good but Firebird Is a Masterpiece; @Thestandardarts in Association With
CLASSICAL LPO/JUROWSKI Festival Hall, SE1 nick kimberley WHEN he composed Funeral Song, Igor Stravinsky was in his twenties and still in musical debt to Rimsky-Korsakov, his teacher. It was Rimsky's death in 1908 that occasioned Funeral Song; it had...
Harmless Rite of Passage for Girls That Could End FGM for Good
Byline: Anna Davis KENYA could be on track to stamping out female genital mutilation for good, according to new research from a London-based charity. Orchid Project commissioned a study that found Kenya is one of five African countries where...
Have a Happy Chinese New Year; Celebrate with These Events at Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London
Forget the January blues, now is the time to embrace February and celebrate the Chinese New Year. And you can find your Fu (fortune and luck) at Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) and Westfield Stratford City with four days of complimentary workshops,...
Innovators 'Will Need to Learn for Life to Cope with Tech Boom'
Byline: Joanna Bell and Jonathan Prynn LONDON'S brightest young innovators have been urged to commit themselves to life-long education to help them ride the "rising tide" of the tech industries that will shape all our futures. Entrepreneur Tommy...
Is Flossing Teeth Dangerous? in the Latest in His Series on Striking Images, Our Columnist Takes a Peek at One Crucial Element of Dentistrythe Naked Eye
Byline: Charles Saatchi ALTHOUGH dentists always tell us how important it is to regularly floss, only a quarter of us can be bothered to. Perhaps this is just as well. New research shows that flossing can damage gums, teeth and dental work. Worse,...
It Is Right for UK to Take the Lead in Ending FGM; #Esnewsviews
THE Department for International Development's announcement that it is upping its ambition to end FGM by 2030 is a welcome step towards tackling this harmful practice ["Let's put an end to global horror of FGM by 2030, pleads minister", February 6]....
It's 200 Not out for Poch. but Levy Needs His Innings to Continue
Byline: Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM 2 NEWPORT COUNTY 0 AS Mauricio Pochettino racked up his 200th game as Tottenham boss, those who make the big decisions at this club were crossing their fingers that he would be around for at least another 200. ...
Jonny Be Serious; @Thestandardarts in Association withTheatre Actor Jonathan Bailey Is Shedding His Cheeky TV Persona to Play a Gay Man Exploring His Sexuality in Sixties Britain, He Tells Johanna Thomas-Corr
Byline: Johanna Thomas-Corr IT'S late Friday afternoon in Covent Garden and Jonathan Bailey is moving around the kitchen of the Donmar Theatre's rehearsal space, playing the ebullient host. Can he make me a drink? Am I absolutely sure I don't want...
Joseph Set to Bring England Up to Speed of Welsh Plan
Byline: Chris Jones Eddie Jones is determined to suffocate Wales with a "ferocious" defence at Twickenham on Saturday in a bid to nullify the real and present danger posed by a team featuring 10 players from the Scarlets who inflicted a 34-7 defeat...
Joseph Set to Haunt Patchell in England's Masterplan
Byline: Chris Jones EDDIE JONES has handed centre Jonathan Joseph a special role as part of a plan for England to suffocate Wales with a "ferocious" defence on Saturday. Wales showed their strength on the opening weekend of the Six Nations as...
Learning Lessons about Free Trade Is Child's Play; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Byline: Russell Lynch ALEAKED Treasury analysis showing that trade barriers throw grit in the wheels of growth has caused a massive hoo-ha over the past week as Brexiteers stamp their feet and bemoan civil service bias. But are its findings really...
Master of the Slopes
IT MAY be the chilliest week of the year in the capital but the coolest are seeking icier climes. The Winter Olympics start tomorrow, and this weekend the start of half-term marks the annual exodus of London skiers heading for the Alps. This year...
Me and Ryan Don't Have to Stay at Fulham Together, Says Steven; Sessegnon Twins Discuss Their Rise at Craven Cottage and Future Hopesexclusive
Byline: Vaishali Bhardwaj T'S not often you find two brothers playing professional football for the same club; rarer still for twins to do that. IBut Ryan and Steven Sessegnon are realising their dreams together and at their local club Fulham....
Muirhead Trio Have Their Dad to Thank as They Look to Sweep Up Medals; Eve, Thomas and Glen Tell Matt Majendie How Their Father, Gordon, Turned Them into Curlers with a Steely Desire to Succeed
Byline: Matt Majendie TO understand the three Muirhead siblings going for gold in PyeongChang, you need not look any further than their father, Gordon. An accomplished curler himself in his day, he led the British team when it was a demonstration...
Next Big Merger? Docklands and the City. Finance Districts Could Form Super Hub, Says Canary Wharf Developer
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor LONDON'S two great financial centres the City and Docklands will eventually merge to create a vast business super-hub stretching from Holborn to the Isle of Dogs, the boss of Canary Wharf predicted...
Paperbacks
Byline: William Leith THE BLOT by Jonathan Lethem (Vintage, PS8.99) I READ lots of good books, and some great ones. But once in a while I find a book I really love. After about two pages, I knew I'd love this one. It's a novel about a man called...
Parliament's Working Culture Must Change; Established 1827
PARLIAMENT is the home of our democracy: we should expect the very highest standards from those who serve there, and the highest protection for those who work for them. That has not been the case to date. A newly revealed survey of 1,377 workers at...
'Peoplekind' Is Full of Wafflers Trudeau's Interruption Was Doing the Room a Favour
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Pound Surges as Bank Hints May Rate Rise on Way
Byline: Russell Lynch THE pound spiked today as the Bank of England raised growth forecasts and put the City on high alert for faster and further interest rate hikes than previously thought. Sterling jumped more than a cent against the dollar...
Relentless Hit-Maker Thrills an Adoring Brixton Crowd
POP PARTYNEXTDOOR O2 Academy Brixton, SW9 elizabeth aubrey "LONDON! I haven't been here for twoor three years?" PARTYNEXTDOOR shouted to a sold-out Brixton Academy. His memory may have failed him but it didn't matter to his adoring teenage audience:...
Risks of Buying into a Rebrand to Get Piece of Crypto Action; TECH FOCUS
Byline: Mark Shapland GIVING yourself a blockchain rebrand has become almost as much a craze as the cryptocurrency fervour itself among London's small-cap companies. In turn, investors are keen to get in on the action. The price of bitcoin, which...
Secrets of My Success; Jane Richards WSP UK Building Chief
Byline: Jane Richards What do you do? I am a chartered structural engineer and I lead the building structures team at WSP, an engineering construction consultancy. We have 500 offices worldwide, with our UK base in Chancery Lane. A typical week...
'SEX PEST' MPs TO KEEP ANONYMITY; ?Row over Plan Not to Name Members Facing Harassment and Bully claimsPanel to Investigate Claims as One in Five Commons Staff Say They Are Victims
Byline: Kate Proctor and Joe Murphy MPs accused of sexual harassment and bullying will get anonymity while under investigation in new plans drawn up by politicians themselves. Although the crackdown includes proposals for MPs and peers found...
Sir Ian: I Take a Nap during Emotionally Draining Lear; Actor, 78, Says Tragic Role Has Made Him Face Own Mortality
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent SIR IAN McKELLEN says playing King Lear has made him face up to death -- and revealed he will be catnapping when not on stage because the part is so emotionally demanding. The actor, 78, is reprising...
Sophos Takes a Beating as Square Mile Suffers from a Tech Turn-Off
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland UK-LISTED tech companies are few and far between and have to fight for a place in the limelight. Only Sophos, Micro Focus and Sage make it into the top 200 list on the London Stock Exchange after ARM and...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 19 It would be easy to assume that others' lack of irritation with the current shake-ups means they don't care about them, or the disruption they are causing. Actually, this means a lot to them....
State Must Play Its Part to Help Entrepreneurs Reach for the Stars; Elon Musk Is Being Hailed for Space X but It Wouldn't Have Been Possible without Government Cash
Byline: Rohan Silva LON Musk is a man in a hurry. ERight now his giant 20-storey SpaceX rocket is travelling at seven miles per second, and hurtling towards the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Meanwhile, his electric car business,...
Surprise Your Own Superheroes! Four-Page Special Section Great Days Out
WITH half term on the horizon, London is about to come alive with a vibrant array of family-friendly activities for all ages. From vivid exhibitions starring some of Britain's most-loved characters, to outdoor pursuits to engage both body and mind...
TalkTalk Slashes Divi to Fund Its Broadband Fight
Byline: Simon English TALKTALK today launched ambitious plans to install ultrafast broadband in three million UK homes, in a direct challenge to BT's Openreach. The company, led by chairman Sir Charles Dunstone, is raising PS200 million from...
The Bar-Muda Triangle Has Gone but It's Still on My Gaydar
Byline: Adam Pemberton I HAVE always, completely and unapologetically, been in love with London. As a teenager I used to ride into the city and walk for hours. I couldn't have told you why then but I know now that I was looking for somewhere...
The Best Beauty Offers in Stores This Month; with Free Treatments and Great Discounts, You Can Look Fabulous for Less at Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) and Westfield Stratford City
ACTIVITIES Dermalogica Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, throughout February Receive your own complimentary skin fitness plan plus samples from the UltraCalming range. After an in-depth skin analysis, learn how to match your lifestyle...
The Kawasaki Kid: Mother Creates Cartoon Character after Her Son's Life-and-Death Fight; She Wants to Raise Awareness of Symptoms That Baffled Doctors
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor A MOTHER has created a cartoon alter-ego of her "superhero" son to raise awareness of Kawasaki disease, a little-known but life-threatening illness that affects the heart. Lucy Patterson, 32, said she also invented...
The Lowest of Schemes to Break into High Society; LondonLive Edited by Toby Earle London Live TV Reporter @Tobyontv
Byline: by Toby Earle The Wings of the Dove London Live, 10.15pm Anyone saving for a deposit might be tempted to find a short cut and marry into money, deferring love for the thrill of a mortgage and the excitement of learning your boiler is knackered....
The Manager's Guide to Using Emoji
DELIVERING bad news is rarely a pleasure unless you're a sociopath. Nonetheless, it is something you can learn: an unpleasant skill to perfect, like removing limescale from a shower. Such is the lot of managers, who must learn to spin bad news by implementing...
Thomas Cook Halts Animal Park Trips in Welfare Storm
Byline: Angela Jameson THOMAS Cook has stopped selling tickets to more than 30 animal parks, activities and resorts as part of its holidays as it attempts to take a stand on animal welfare. The travel business said it has already audited about...
Waiting Times at Major A&Es Are Worst on Record
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor THE number of patients seen within four hours in main A&E departments in England hit an all-time low last month, NHS figures revealed today. A total of 77.1 per cent of people attending "type 1" A&E departments...
Walking Dead Star: Why I Set My Thriller in Lewisham
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent HE has lived in Los Angeles for a decade but Walking Dead star Lennie James felt he had to set his new crime drama in his native south London. The actor, who stars in and wrote Save Me, about a father searching...
Wenger: I'd Rather Play Spurs at Wembley; Tottenham May Have Settled into Their Temporary Home but Arsenal Boss Knows His Side Do Better There Than at the Lane
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent WEMBLEY has become a home from home for both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent times. Spurs have overcome an initial struggle in settling into their temporary accommodation to register victories over...
Wenger: I'd Rather Play Spurs at Wembley; Tottenham May Have Settled into Their Temporary Home Well but Arsenal Boss Knows His Team Do Better There Than at Lane
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent WEMBLEY has become a home from home for both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent times. Spurs have overcome an initial struggle in settling into their temporary accommodation to register victories over...
White House 'Knew of Aide Wife-Abuse Claims'
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent DONALD TRUMP'S senior advisers knew for months about allegations of domestic abuse made against a leading White House aide by his two ex-wives but took no action against him, it was claimed today. Rob Porter,...
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