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Articles from April 4, 2018

78-Year-Old Stabs Burglar to Death; HOMEOWNER HELD FOR MURDER AFTER STRUGGLE WITH ARMED INTRUDER IN KITCHEN Homeowner, 78, and Wife Awake to Find Two Intruders in Their Home
Byline: Justin Davenport;Kiran Randhawa ;Barney Davis A PENSIONER has been arrested after stabbing to death a suspected armed burglar he confronted in his southeast London home early today. The 78-year-old was asleep with his wife when he heard...
78-Year-Old Stabs Burglar to Death; PENSIONER ARRESTED AFTER KILLING INTRUDER WHO THREATENED HIM WITH SCREWDRIVERPensioner, 78, 'Struggled with Burglar in Kitchen before Stabbing'
Byline: Justin Davenport, Kiran Randhawa and Barney Davis A PENSIONER has been arrested after stabbing to death a suspected armed burglar he confronted in his southeast London home early today. The 78-year-old was asleep with his wife when he...
A List
Byline: News and gossip from the world of showbiz, edited by Alistair Foster with Jennifer Ruby and Emma Powell Craig David: After all these years I still test out music on my mum first CRAIG DAVID has been in the music business for nearly 20 years,...
Arty and Airy beside the Canal; Philippa Stockley Meets a Couple Who Already Had the Right Location -- Overlooking Newly Buzzing Paddington Basin. They Just Needed the Perfect Makeover to Create the Calm, Bright Home They Craved
AFTER seven years in their 10th-floor duplex with 270-degree views and Paddington Basin below, Anthony Sauerman and Manfred Noemdo decided to move. They wanted extra space and a more modern home that they could extend. However, the regeneration...
A Shaky Start to My Hols as the French Rekindle the Spirit of '68
Byline: David Sexton Notebook I LOVE France but I don't understand it. If any conclusive proof were required, you need only know that for a pre-Easter break I booked a Ryanair flight to Bergerac on March 22. This was a mistake. Precisely 50 years...
Aussies Bring the Beach and Bikinis to Open Friendly Games; Prince Charles Reads Message of Goodwill from the Queen
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor and Lizzie Edmonds in Gold Coast THE Gold Coast Commonwealth Games began in spectacular style today with a celebration of beach culture, complete with bikini-clad dancers and hundreds of uniformed lifeguards. ...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork Sleep well thanks to this spring deal WILLOW & HALL'S Spring Sale is now on with 10 per cent off all sofas and sofa beds -- but Homes & Property readers get an exclusive 10 per cent off all items. Simply use code BN25418...
Bleak Prospects Are What Attracts the Young to Knife Crime; EDITOR'S REPLY
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor KNIFE crime is on the rise again in London, creating a worrying situation where senseless killings are taking place almost on a daily basis and young people are getting caught up in gang warfare. This is...
Buyers Are Clearly in Love with Cookies; Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY I arrive at the office early this morning for a prospective purchaser who is interested in viewing an architect-designed Arts & Crafts manor-style property on a great piece of land in Totteridge Lane, N20, that we are marketing on a sole...
Cech Boost for Arsenal as Keeper Resumes Training
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent PETR CECH has resumed training ahead of Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash against CSKA Moscow tomorrow night. The 35-year-old missed Sunday's Premier League game against Stoke...
City Banks among Worst for Gender Pay Gap
Byline: Jonathan Prynn ANDLAURA Onita DOZENS of Britain's biggest employers were scrambling to beat tonight's midnight deadline for revealing their gender pay gaps as it emerged major City banks are among the worst offenders. Almost a quarter...
Claire Goes for Crowning Glory in Bafta Battle for Best Actress with Line of Duty's Thandie
Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Editor THE CROWN will go up against Black Mirror, Three Girls and Line Of Duty at this year's Bafta Television Awards, with each show nominated in three categories. Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II,...
Come Home to a Good-Looking Garden; Speedy and Inexpensive Ways to Prepare outside Space for Spring Flowers and Summer Vegetables
Byline: Alex Mitchell THAT extra daylight hour does it. Somehow it seems to unveil a garden or patio for the first time since last year. Then, if you are a lazy London gardener who has not lifted a finger outside for months, the panic sets in. ...
Could This Really Be Goodbye to Wheelies? Wheelie Bins Are the Curse of London Streets. but with Revolutionary New Methods, Waste Disposal Could Become a Thing of Beauty, Says Vicky Richardson
Byline: Vicky Richardson AHOUSING scheme being built in east London proposes a dustcart-free future. It's a development where far more of our waste can be easily recycled. Europe's largest automated waste collection system is being installed...
Curry Houses Furious over Plan to Give EU Migrants Priority
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor CURRY house chiefs who backed Leave in the 2016 European Union vote said they felt "let down" today after it emerged that EU migrants may be granted preferential access to the UK after Brexit. Downing Street...
Cyclone Threat to 16,000 Refugees about to Give Birth in Camps, Warns Mordaunt
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor UP TO 16,000 women and girls who fled sexual violence in Myanmar are due to give birth just as deadly cyclones threaten their makeshift camps, Penny Mordaunt warns today. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the...
De Bruyne and Salah Will Look at These Defences and Scent Blood
Byline: Tony Evans IT could be the shootout of the season. Liverpool against Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is a two-legged tie that has the potential to be sensational. The tone will be set early in tonight's first...
Deposit Scheme Needs a Serious Rethink; the Accidental LandlordHaving to Raise Weeks of Rent in Advance Cripples Young Londoners. Could Insurance Be the Answer? by Victoria Whitlock
Byline: Victoria Whitlock THERE aren't many times I agree with the shouty Generation Rent tenants' campaign group but I have some sympathy with its latest suggestion, that renters should be able to transfer some of their deposit from one property...
Devour the Sights and the Fabulous Food; Foodies Can Savour Barcelona and Enjoy the Property Prices in This Stunning City, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker YOU can barely move for food markets in Barcelona -- it has 25 of them. In addition, there are 22 Michelin-star restaurants to choose from. This city offers culinary delights that are only enhanced by its winning location beside...
Drunk Passenger 'Raped by Uber Driver on Backseat of His Car'
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent AN Uber driver raped a drunk customer on the back seat of his car after grabbing her as she was about to enter her home, a court heard. Muhammad Durrani, 38, is accused of attacking the woman in his Toyota...
Father's Tribute to 'Wonderful Son' Shot Dead in Night of Violence
Byline: John Dunne; Ben Morgan;Isobel Frodsham;Justin Davenport THE father of a boy shot dead on a night of "shocking" violence in London today paid tribute to a "wonderful son". Amaan Shakoor, 16, was standing outside Walthamstow Leisure Centre...
Father's Tribute to 'Wonderful Son' Shot Dead on Night of Violence
Byline: John Dunne, Ben Morgan, Isobel Frodsham and Justin Davenport THE father of a boy shot dead on a night of "shocking" violence in London today paid tribute to a "wonderful son". Amaan Shakoor, 16, was standing outside Walthamstow Leisure...
Foreign Office Deletes Tweet Claiming Scientists Blamed Russia for Poison
Byline: Joe Murphy;Nicholas Cecil THE FOREIGN Office was plunged into controversy today after a tweet claiming that British scientists had blamed Russia for the Salisbury nerve agent attack was deleted. The admission of the Twitter change came...
Four Killed in US Helicopter Crash at Mexico Border
Byline: united states David Gardner US Correspondent A US MILITARY helicopter crashed near America's border with Mexico, killing all four marines on board. The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft was on a routine training mission when it...
Fox Set to Spend PS9m on Trade Body 'That Might Not Be Needed'
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor LIAM FOX faced questions today after it emerged he is poised to order civil servants to spend PS9 million in breach of normal Whitehall rules on a post-Brexit disputes body. The International Trade Secretary...
Foxtons Boss Gets PS200k Bonus despite Profits Fall
Byline: property Joanna Bourke FOXTONS boss Nic Budden took home a bonus of more than PS200,000 last year, despite revenues and profits plunging at the upmarket estate agent, and warnings of a tough 2018. The listed firm renowned for its aggressive...
Games' Tribute to Aboriginal History in Opening Ceremony; Charles Reads Message of Goodwill from the Queen
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor and Lizzie Edmonds in Gold Coast THE Gold Coast Commonwealth Games began today with a spectacular opening ceremony paying tribute to the area's Aboriginal history. Held at the Carrara Stadium in front of 35,000...
Hackney Empire; TRENDS from Rye Pizza to a Postcode Roastery, Mare Street Market Collects the Best E8 Has to Offer under One Roof, Says Samuel Fishwick
Byline: Samuel Fishwick MARE Street Market has crammed so much under its roof that it's a surprise that rotisserie chickens, cheese wheels and beer kegs don't keep bursting out of the entrance and rolling down the street towards neighbouring London...
Have a Coffee and Save the Planet; Five Things to See in April
Byline: Barbara Chandler POLLUTION PODS April 18-24, Somerset House, WC2 (climart.info; somersethouse.org.uk). Free installation. CAN art focus our minds on pollution and the climate? Judge for yourself on a free tour of a cluster of linked geodesic...
Have You Seen the Papers? Luxury Is Key in the New Generation of Wallcoverings Featuring Bold Pattern and Texture on Grasscloth, Cork and Even Silk, Discovers Nicole Swengley
WALLPAPER is on a roll with new technology offering greater depth and texture and homeowners embracing pattern, texture and colour again. "Gone are the days of just printing on paper. You can now embellish cork, grasscloth and silks with pretty...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish Got some gossip? Tweet @amiranews A monstrously good buy in Knightsbridge WHAT a horror -- Frankenstein's monster himself, Thirties film star Boris Karloff, once owned this twobedroom flat in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge....
'I'm Taking More Risks This Year, That's Why I'm Falling over a Lot'
Byline: Matt Majendie on the Gold Coast MAX WHITLOCK is talking as a young gymnast attempts to dismount the parallel bars only to fall flat on his face. Having encountered similar descents, even as a double Olympic champion, Whitlock cannot help...
Is Half a House Better Than None? by Fiona McNultyOUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS
Byline: Fiona McNulty Q MY LANDLORD has approached me to see if I want to buy half of the house I rent from him. He says if I do that and still live here, I'll have to pay him 50 per cent of the current rent. Will this cause issues, such as who...
Is Joe the Man for the Throne? Game of Thrones Fans Will Have to Wait until Next Year See If Their Theories about Joe Dempsie's Character Are Correct. for Now He's Stepping Away from Westeros to Star in Hot New Spy Thriller Deep State, He Tells Jimi Famurewa
GAME of Thrones has claimed many victims in its time and my interview with Joe Dempsie was very nearly one ofthose. As filming for the eighth and final series is currently under way, it was unclear whether Dempsie would be given leave from the Belfast...
Khan Calls in Tower Block Proposal after Council Throws It Out
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor SADIQ KHAN has angered residents of a wealthy London neighbourhood by seizing control of a planning application for an 18-storey tower that has been twice rejected by the council. The Mayor used...
Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki and Chunky Tomato Salsa; This Week, Chef Clodagh McKenna Presents a Spiced Greek Dish Rolled in Fresh Flatbreads
Byline: Clodagh's Kitchen Lamb koftas with tzatziki and tomato salsa Serves: 6 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Serve with: Beaujolais Lantignie 2016 Louis Jadot, available at Majestic Wines for PS11.99 I AM guessing that most of...
Life Changer of the Week Live the Good Life in Scott's Barn
PS875,000: the former home of Sir George Gilbert Scott, the Victorian architect famed for the Albert Memorial and Westminster Abbey restoration, is for sale in rural Ninfield, East Sussex, complete with a holiday let that brings in PS20,000 a year....
Like a Golfing Terminator, Rebooted Tiger Is Back
Byline: Dan Jones @dgjones TIGER WOODS has been troubled by many things during the past decade, but pangs of crippling modesty have seldom been among them. Even as he has wavered between playing golf like a dog and not playing golf at all, he has...
London Hospital Trusts Are in UK's Top 10 for Overcrowding
Byline: Ross Lydall FOUR London hospital trusts were among the 10 most overcrowded in the country, a report exposing the full extent of the NHS winter crisis revealed today. The analysis by the House of Commons library is arguably the most definitive...
Lorry Driver Is Accused over Death of Queen's Hatmaker, 96
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent A HATMAKER to the Queen was run over and killed outside a concert hall when a lorry driver failed to spot her as she crossed the road, a court heard. Herta Groves, 96, walked in front of Ioan Macovei's...
Macron Is in Fight for His Job over French Worker Strikes
Byline: Carl Mortished LONDONERS are used to the stop-go behaviour of railway and Tube drivers but the three months of rail strikes that began this week in France are pitched at an even higher level. The cheminots, France's protected railway workers,...
Magners Owner C&C in Bid to Save Conviviality Wholesaler
Byline: RETAIL Joanna Bourke THE owner of Magners cider today emerged as a white knight, and laid out a PS102 million rescue plan to save the major wholesale and distribution arm of drinks retailer Conviviality. Drinks manufacturer C&C said...
Malaria Is a Disease We Can All Help to Wipe Out
Byline: Tim Warrillow NEXT time you find yourself with a G&T in hand, you might be surprised to know that you're holding something of a medical marvel. Back in the 19th century, British soldiers in the tropics were instructed to take a daily...
Online Hate Must Not Bring Murder to Our City; Established 1827
FROM California to London, the power of social media to provoke and share images of violent action has been on display in different ways this week. At YouTube's headquarters yesterday an attacker shot and wounded several members of staff. It was a...
Paddington's Got a Golden Ticket; It's in Zone 1 with Billions to Spend on Regeneration to Boost Its Property Credentials. Join Some of the Best-Connected Homeowners in a Trendy New Bar by the Canal, Says Emily Wright
Byline: Emily Wright WHEN it comes to Crossrail's power as a game changer, there are few areas that will feel the impact of the Elizabeth line boost more than Paddington. Once home to a colossal waste treatment centre and historically better known...
Pardoned, Hotel Guest Whose Room Was Wrecked by Seagulls Swooping on His Pepperoni
Byline: Kiran Randhawa A FORMER hotel guest has finally had a lifetime ban lifted almost two decades after a flock of pepperoni-loving seagulls ransacked his room. Nick Burchill was told he was no longer welcome at the luxury hotel in British...
Patients to Be Given Consultant's Opinion in Less Than 24 Hours
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor EXCLUSIVE PATIENTS are to be given access to hospital consultants within 24 hours under a "digital healthcare revolution" being pioneered in London. Paper referral forms used by GPs to book appointments with...
Patients to Get Consultant's Opinion in Less Than 24 Hours; EXCLUSIVE'There Is a Revolution Going on in the Way We Deliver Urgent Care'
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor PATIENTS are to be given access to hospital consultants within 24 hours under a "digital healthcare revolution" being pioneered in London. Paper referral forms used by GPs to book appointments with consultants will...
Patrick Kielty's Look Back at the Good Friday Agreement Took Real Courage; Susannah Butter the Viewer
My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me BBC One, 9pm HE'S best known for perky stand-up (and for being Mr Cat Deeley) but it turns out that Patrick Kielty has a knack for tackling serious subjects. In My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me, the comedian goes home to...
Peaty: Swim Chiefs Can Do More to Catch Drug Cheats
Byline: COMMONWEALTH GAMES Matt Majendie on the Gold Coast ADAM PEATY has warned swimming's governing body to clean up their act in the fight against doping. As the Commonwealth Games opened here today, the Olympic 100m breaststroke champion...
Peaty: Swim Chiefs Must Do More to Catch Drug Cheats
Byline: COMMONWEALTH GAMES Matt Majendie on the Gold Coast ADAM PEATY has warned swimming's governing body to clean up their act in the fight against doping. As the Commonwealth Games opened here today, the Olympic 100m breaststroke champion...
Police Investigate New Fraud Claims over Tower Hamlets Poll
Byline: Rachael Burford and Sophia Sleigh A SPECIALIST police unit, drafted into a London borough rocked by a vote-rigging scandal, has received 39 new allegations of corruption in the run-up to next month's local elections, the Standard reveals....
Queen's Carpet Providers on a Roll but Topps Tiles Is Floored by City
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland IT WAS a tale of differing fortunes in the home furnishings market today as Victoria and Topps Tiles headed in opposite directions. Shares in Victoria, whose posh carpets have been used at Buckingham Palace,...
Revealed: The Cheapest Hotspot in London; News
CROSSRAIL'S imminent arrival has shunted the anonymous east London suburb of Harold Wood to the top of the list of the capital's first time-buyer hotspots, new research reveals, writes Ruth Bloomfield. On the fringes of Essex, Harold Wood is more...
Rory Revved Up as He Bids to Be First among Equals; McIlroy Says He's in 'Best Possible Shape' to Seal Career Grand Slam by Topping a Stellar Field Full of In-Form Players and a Resurgent Woods
Byline: John Huggan at Augusta THIS is, by a distance, the most anticipated Masters in years. Not since Tiger Woods claimed his second Green Jacket in 2001 and so completed what became known as the Tiger Slam -- holding all four Major titles simultaneously...
Russia Gloats after Porton Down Says It Can't Pin Down Nerve Agent Source
Byline: Joe Murphy and Nicholas Cecil BRITAIN accused Russia of a "diversionary tactic" today after Vladimir Putin's government demanded a joint investigation into the Salisbury nerve agent attack. UK officials said the idea was "perverse" and...
Sorrell Fights Back as WPP Probes 'Personal Misconduct' Allegation
Byline: advertising Simon English SIR Martin Sorrell came out fighting today against allegations of personal misconduct and misuse of company funds at WPP, the advertising giant he founded. Amid some investor disquiet about succession planning...
Spotlight on Hornchurch; Anthea Masey Finds a Magnet for Families and First Timers, with Good Schools and Affordable Homes on the District Line
Byline: Anthea Masey POPULAR with families for its affordable Thirties semis and large executive homes, plus a wealth of green space and an easy commute to central London and nearby Romford, Hornchurch is one of the last stops on the District line's...
Spurs Could Relax Strict Pay Structure; NEW CONTRACTS IN THE PIPELINE FOR ERIKSEN AND SON AFTER PS6M PAY DEAL FOR LEVY SURPRISES SQUAD
Byline: FOOTBALL Tom Collomosse TOTTENHAM may be prepared to relax their stringent wage structure if they qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season. Despite a transfer and salary budget that is inferior to those of their...
Stars
Byline: shelley von STRUNCKEL aries March 20 - April 19 Planning ahead doesn't come naturally to you. At the moment, however, certain individuals whose guidance you respect are insisting that, in several situations, you at least consider making...
Stay Another Day: Meet the Woman Fighting for Another Referendum on EU Membership
Byline: Robin de Peyer WALK into the Best for Britain offices in Covent Garden and you are greeted by artwork that likens Theresa May's premiership to the Titanic. The message is hardly subtle. But for the anti-Brexit campaign group, time is running...
Take a Seat or a Baggage Carousel: Heathrow Auctions off Entire Contents of Closed Terminal
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent SECURITY scanners and working baggage carousels are going under the hammer this month as part of an unusual auction which will see the remains of Heathrow's Terminal One sold off. Among the objects on sale...
Terror from the Skies: Age of Jihadist Drone Has Arrived, Says US Expert
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor BRITAIN must prepare to face the threat of Islamic State terrorists using drones to attack buildings and other landmark targets, a security expert will warn in a book published next month. Nicholas Grossman...
The Arch Puppeteer of Populism; Robert Mercer Is the Most Powerful Influencer You've Never Heard of, Ploughing His Millions into CambridgeAnalytica, the Firm Linked to Brexit. Philip Delves Broughton Finds out What Drives This Elusive Hedge Funder
Byline: Philip Delves Broughton IF ROBERT Mercer's plan was to loom like a Bond villain over the political stage, then he has pulled it off to staggering effect. Giant mansion? Tick. 203ft yacht? Tick. Financial and technological genius enabling...
The End Zone? Gambling Firms Eye Gains as US Considers Easing Laws; FOCUS
Byline: Russell Lynch IN the US, an 18-year-old can splash out on an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle perfectly legally before he's old enough to buy a beer. But if he wants to risk five bucks on the result of a gridiron match, he's on the wrong side of...
The Melrose Deal Makes GKN More British, Not Less
Byline: COMMENT Simon English SOME would have it that the takeover of GKN by Melrose is a victory for spivs and speculators, for hedge funds and haughty arbitrageurs. For critics of City short-termism -- there is no shortage of it -- this deal...
There's Nothing in My Character That Points to Any Heritage; TELEVISION Mandeep Dhillon's New Crime Thriller Was a Relief for Its Attitude to Casting, the Actress Tells Jessie Thompson
Byline: Jessie Thompson MANDEEP Dhillon is in the middle of having her photo taken when I arrive for our interview. It's immediately obvious that she and the camera are in a mutually requited love affair; a photophobe like me has to make the most...
Vegan Bodybuilder Who Shot 3 in Rampage at YouTube HQ 'Had Vendetta against Tech Firm'
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent THE FATHER of the woman who shot three people at YouTube's California headquarters before killing herself revealed today that she "hated" the company. Vegan bodybuilder Nasim Aghdam's father, Ismail, said...
We've Lifted the Lid on the Gender Pay Gap Now We Can Finally Start to Address This Burning Injustice
Byline: Ayesha Hazarika TODAY is an important day in the history of gender equality. Not since Jerry Hall got married in a pair of flat shoes have I been this excited for modern feminism. Companies with more than 250 people will have to publish...
When Frustrated Malls Tycoon Took a Swing at a Billion-Dollar Prize; @City_Spy
LATE US malls developer Jerry J. Moore was a determined type, it would seem. Wealth bible Forbes's Randall Lane recalls an encounter in which he attempted to gain his way on to its coveted billionaires list. "He took me to his house -- an 18thcentury...
Where Are Four-Bedroom Homes under PS400k? Great Schools, Green Space, Do-Able Commute -- Tick off Your Wish List in Kent, Says Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: Ruth Bloomfield THE average London firsttime buyer pays just over PS400,000 for their starter flat. In our continued search for family-size commuter homes at the same price, we look at four-bedroom properties in Kent. An exclusive study...
Why Doesn't Corbyn Care about the Anti-Semitism That's Poisoning Labour?
Byline: Matthew d'Ancona FOOL or knave? Jeremy Corbyn has forced us to ask the question by his extraordinary decision to attend a Seder celebration on Monday organised by the radical group, Jewdas. In this case, context is all. After more than...
Why London's Restaurants Are in a Pickle This Spring
LONDON is in a pickle. Across the capital chefs are dusting off their Mason jars and creating exciting new dishes with preserved ingredients: from green pickled peaches to champagne-soaked leeks. Fermented foods are now more than just relishes in...
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