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Articles from April 23, 2018

Absent Leader Trump Visits His Golf Club as Melania Joins Former Presidents at Barbara Bush Funeral
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent ONE person was conspicuously absent as Melania Trump posed alongside four past US presidents and three former first ladies at Barbara Bush's funeral. New pictures show Mrs Trump at the service in Houston...
A Debilitating Illness Turned My Commute into an Obstacle Course
Byline: Alice-Azania Jarvis Notebook EN ROUTE to a friend's wedding in Italy the week before last, I found myself at Bari airport. It was a bittersweet moment. Mingled with the pre-party excitement was a lurking discomfort because Bari airport and...
A LIST; News and Gossip from the World of Showbiz, Edited by Alistair Foster with Jennifer Ruby and Emma Powell
Gillan gets the party started at Tribeca Film Festival THE stars were out in force at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, with Karen Gillan attending a screening of her first feature film as a writer and director, The Party's Just Beginning. Husband...
Ambulance Driver Wins Court Fight with Family over Mother's PS350k Home Bequest
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent AN AMBULANCE driver has won a bitter court battle with his siblings after he was left the family home in his late mother's secret will. Colin Nutt, 63, was accused by his older brother and sister, Christopher...
Arsene Wants Parting Shot in Very Civil War; after Club Chief Gazidis Claimed Wenger Made Decision to Leave, the Frenchman Paints a Different Picture. by James Olley
Byline: James Olley Arsenal 4 Monreal 51, Ramsey 82, Lacazette 85, 89 West Ham 1 Arnautovic 64 THE decision may finally have been taken, now a battle has begun to set the record straight. Less than 48 hours after Arsenal chief executive Ivan...
Back to the Future as Pre-First World War Tunnel Is Resurrected for Crossrail DANIEL HAMBURY/@STELLAPICSLTD
Byline: Mark Blunden A HIDDEN tram tunnel has been used to help build the Crossrail line 100ft beneath the West End. The disused, Grade II listed Kingsway Tram Subway once carried Edwardian commuters from the old Holborn station to stops en route...
Britain Wants 'Beatles' Jihadi Suspects to Stand Trial in US; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy BRITAIN does not want the two "Beatles" henchmen of Jihadi John returned to the UK to face trial, the Standard reveals today. The "preferred" option emerging from the Government is for them to be sent to...
Capita Chief Sets out PS700m Overhaul for Ailing Outsourcer; Small Blow to Short-Sellers
Byline: outsourcing Michael Bow THE new boss of Capita threw the kitchen sink at a turnaround plan today with a PS700 million overhaul of the struggling outsourcer. Jon Lewis, who joined the firm in October, promised to transform the BBC-to-TfL...
Citizenship for Windrush Migrants and Their Children; Rudd Announces Payouts for Families Who Faced Deportation
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor ALL members of the Windrush generation and their children are to be offered full British citizenship without delay, it was being announced today. A sweeping package of compensation and new citizenship rights...
Drop It like It's Hot; BEAUTY Microdosing Your Moisturiser Is the New Way to Tan. It's a Golden Age, Says Emma McCarthy
Byline: Emma McCarthy LASTWEEK's heatwave brought with it an urgent checklist: stockpile Aperol, bin tights and slap on a liberal coating of the nearest bottle of fake bake promising perfect two-weeks-in-Santorini skin. It is this rush to blow away...
Drug Baron Hid PS7m Cocaine in Helicopter
Byline: Tristan Kirk Court Correspondent A DRUG baron who smuggled PS7 million worth of cocaine into the UK using hidden compartments in a helicopter has been jailed for more than 17 years. Belgian Frederic Fagnoul, 50, had crate-loads of drugs...
Farah Says Best Is Yet to Come as He Bids to Mix It with Kipchoge
Byline: london marathon Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent MO FARAH has warned his marathon rivals his best is yet to come over the distance. The Londoner impressed in only his second stab at the 26.2-mile course, with third place and a British...
Hazard Warns Spurs: We Are Coming for You in Top-Four Race; in Association withBelgian Says Blues Have Got Their Confidence Back and Can Chase Down London Rivals
Byline: Simon Johnson IT is a measure of Chelsea's renewed self-belief that Tottenham were on the players' minds immediately after reaching the FA Cup Final yesterday. Mauricio Pochettino's side will not be facing them at Wembley next month --...
How London's Healthy Eaters Are Helping Cannabis Venture Cash in on the 'Green Rush'
Byline: ENTREPRENEURS Alex Lawson FEW business ventures are refused a bank account, see their founders blocked from travelling to the US and are served a cease and desist notice. But then laddish entrepreneurs Thomas Rowland and Tony Calamita are...
I'm No Hero, Says Man Who Took Rifle from Killer at Waffle House
Byline: UNITED STATES David Gardner US Correspondent A MASSIVE hunt was under way today for a gunman who shot four people dead at a Nashville waffle restaurant. Schools were on lockdown as more than 80 police searched for suspect Travis Reinking,...
IT'S A BOY! 8lb 7oz Brother for George and Charlotte - on St George's Day; Kate and Baby 'Doing Well', Says Palace; William Present at the Birth after Duchess Is Rushed to Hospital at 6am
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor THE Duchess of Cambridge today gave birth to a son. Kate safely delivered her third child just after 11am having been rushed to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, earlier this morning....
Jihadi Brides Who Fled Germany for Syria Beg: Please Let Us Come Back
Byline: GERMANY Allan Hall in Berlin THREE jihadi brides who abandoned their German homeland to live under Islamic State in Syria are begging to be allowed to return home. The women, identified only as Ayse, 32, Linda, 33, and Nadine, 29, say...
KATE GOES IN TO HAVE BABY No 3; William by Her Side as She's Taken to Hospital -- on St George's DayKate Is Taken to Hospital in 6am dashNew Baby Will Be Fifth in Line to the Throne -- Behind Sister Charlotte
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor THE Duchess of Cambridge went into labour today with her third child. She was admitted to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, with Prince William at her side early this morning. Kate,...
Khan Set for World Title Fight before Any Clash with Brook
Byline: boxing John Dillon AMIR KHAN will return to action in August but he may seek another world title before any potential domestic clash with British rival Kell Brook. A range of options opened up for Khan after he marked his comeback from...
LA's Downtown Renaissance; LOS ANGELES the City of Angels' Arts District Is Mixing Hip with a Focus on Long-Term Community Living, Says Ruth Fowler
Byline: Ruth Fowler I'M sitting at a wooden bench surrounded by food trucks overlooking a huge, colourful mural. I sip my Jamaica -- an icy blend of hibiscus and lime -- as the sun beats down on the baked sidewalks of the Los Angeles Arts District....
London's Love for Nashville
country Nashville in Concert O2 Arena, SE10 David Smyth WHILE The Greatest Showman's soundtrack is spending longer topping the charts than the film spent in the cinema, the stars of the TV series Nashville put on a show that suggested that they too...
London's Newest Statue Salutes a Great Champion of Women's Equality
Byline: Theresa May ON JULY 17 1869, in the Mayfair building that is now home to the Sketch restaurant, the 22-yearold wife of a Brighton MP stood up to speak at a public meeting in London calling for the enfranchisement of women. It was the...
Loud, Problematic and Thought-Provoking
theatre Rasheeda Speaking Trafalgar Studios 2, SW1 Fiona Mountford HERE'S a punchy, problematic piece to get people debating and disagreeing. From US playwright Joel Drake Johnson, and after attentiongrabbing performances in New York and Chicago, it's...
Magic Night on Broadway as Harry Potter Play Makes 'Electric' Debut
Byline: Miranda Bryant in New York POTTERMANIA erupted on Broadway as blockbuster play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child made its New York debut, making a "dream come true" for its British cast and writer. The two-part play opened yesterday at...
Marathon Medic: Our Battle to Treat Runners Who Collapsed in Heat
Byline: Ross Lydall and Jonathan Prynn THE London Marathon's medical chief today spoke of his team's battle to treat "very seriously ill" runners who collapsed during the hottest race on record. The event was held under cloudless skies with the...
Market Minnows Casting the Net on Tiddlers Who Want to Be Whales
Global Yachting Group THE best business ideas are simple and they don't come more straightforward than Global Yachting Group. Known as GYG, the firm paints and refurbishes billionaires' yachts and last week it showed there is plenty of money in...
Masterchef Star Dies after Collapsing 22 Miles into Marathon
Byline: Sophia Sleigh and Ross Lydall A MASTERCHEF competitor has died after collapsing during the hottest London Marathon on record. Matt Campbell, 29, a professional chef from the Lake District, collapsed at 22.5 miles and was treated at the...
Meet the Body Engineer; FITNESS He's the Athlete, Super-Trainer and Biomechanic Who Has Londoners Rethinking the Way They Work out. Adjust Your Routine, Says Jessica Morgan
ONE injury can lead to another. The body is connected: hip injuries beget knee injuries, which can trigger ankle sprains. At which point you can feel like your body is the enemy. But according to Luke Worthington, all it takes is a bit of breathing...
Meghan and Harry to Celebrate Life of Stephen 25 Years after His Race Murder
Byline: Robert Jobson Royal Editor PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle were today attending a memorial service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence and to celebrate his life and legacy. Harry and Meghan were due to...
Ministers Plot 'Customs Union in All but Name'
Byline: Joe Murphy SENIOR Conservatives in Cabinet and on the backbenches are drawing up a "customs union in all but name" in a bid to force an end to a major split over Brexit policy. The move emerged as Downing Street denied reports that it...
Ministers Plot 'Customs Union in All but Name' to End Tory Split over Brexit
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor SENIOR Conservatives in Cabinet and on the backbenches are drawing up a "customs union in all but name" in a bid to force an end to a major split over Brexit policy. The move emerged as Downing Street rushed...
New Twist to the Gender Pay Gap; @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes ITN is taking the gender pay gap seriously by putting together a league of extraordinary women to discuss the problem and hammer out a strategy. Star names will include ITV News anchors Mary Nightingale and Romilly Weeks,...
No Knives Should Be on Street, Says Family of Murdered Sami
Byline: Justin Davenport and Isobel Frodsham THE family of a student murdered walking home from a football match today said it was "shameful that a single knife is allowed on the street" and pleaded for an end to the "mindless" stabbings. Sami...
Oil Explorer San Leon Gushes Back on AIM after Throwing out Takeover
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder and today shares in San Leon were on the charge after the oil explorer resumed trading on AIM for the first time in four months. Trading in the Africa-focused company had...
Paranoia Rules the Waves as Labour Takes the Art of Conspiracy Theories to a Whole New Level
Byline: Sam Leith IN 1964, the American historian Richard Hofstadter published an influential essay called The Paranoid Style in American Politics. He used the term, he wrote, "because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration,...
Parole Board Rulings Must Be Available for All to View
Byline: Nick Hardwick I HAVE paid tribute before to the courage, determination and grace of the women whose victory in the High Court blocked a decision by a Parole Board panel to release the sex offender John Worboys. The consequences go well...
Players Surprised as Pochettino Raises Questions over His Future; in Association With
Byline: Tom Collomosse IT did not take long for ears to prick up among the Tottenham squad after Mauricio Pochettino had finished his postmatch media duties at Wembley. For perhaps the first time in nearly four years in charge, Pochettino had invited...
Recovery Hope for Tumour Girl Taken to Mexico for Treatment
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor THE father of an eight-year-old girl with a deadly brain tumour today described her as "brave and inspirational" as she passed two years since diagnosis. Scott Lau said Kaleigh had made a "remarkable recovery"...
Shops Are Not Dead Yet Service Is Still Key to Success
Byline: James Ashton THE central irony of Debenhams' decline is that it is doing so badly with an Amazon alumnus at the helm. Imagine how much worse the department store group would be faring if it had appointed a Woolworths or BHS veteran as chief...
Spurs Started the Weekend More Stable Than Arsenal and Chelsea. That Changed
Byline: Tony Evans @tonyevans92a ARSENE WENGER'S farewell tour had a low-key start yesterday. The Emirates seemed pretty ambivalent to the imminent departure of the man who has led Arsenal for 22 years, making them not only London's No1 club for...
Stars
Byline: shelley von STRUNCKEL aries March 20 - April 19 If you're short of facts or life is unsettled, it's no surprise. Although Mercury, which is positioned in Aries, is no longer retrograde, you're still contending with the fallout from the range...
Stephen Lawrence's Death Changed This City; Established 1827
TWENTY-FIVE years ago, at a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London, Stephen Lawrence was murdered. His death has become a powerful sign of the good that can come out of evil: an unprovoked and racially motivated attack which was shamefully ignored at...
Take More Drastic Steps to Stem the Tide of Plastic Pollution; EDITOR'S REPLY
Byline: George OsborneEditor ALTHOUGH we absolutely welcome a ban on straws, stirrers and cotton buds, the Marine Conservation Society is concerned this is a basic action aimed at low-hanging fruit. Many outlets have already stopped providing straws,...
The First Time We Touched Was When We Cut the Cake; LONDON LOVE STORIES
Khadhija Khanom & Mehraj Islam Jobs: PPC analyst and maths teacher Ages: Khadhija is 25, Mehraj is 28 Live: Romford Length of time together: three years Status: Married The arranged marriage Khadhija: In the Bangladeshi community it's traditional...
The House That Nick Built; It's a Bright New Era for White City as Soho House Opens Its 19th Outpost in the Former BBC TV Centre Today -- Butthat's Just the Start for the Greek Street Members' Club. Nick Curtis Hears Why the Next Step Is World Domination
DAYS after I spot Nick Jones surrounded by admiring celebs and beautiful people by the rooftop pool at one of Soho House White City's three decadent opening parties, he is on the phone to me from New York. The founder and chief executive of the Soho...
This Jack of All Trades Is Left with a Mountain to Climb; Shareholders Must Take Heart
Byline: Jim Armitage COMMENT IT'S ironic that Capita's new chief executive spends his weekends extreme mountain biking. After all, Capita's been hurtling downhill for years. The British public care little for the company in the news today for...
Time to Act Up; She Did Her Time as the Office Underling in TV's W1A, Now Ophelia Lovibond Is Moving into Darker Roles for the Stage and Campaigning for Change, She Tells Phoebe Luckhurst
WHEN Ophelia Lovibond is drowned out by a male cacophony on set, she sits down, rather pointedly, with a book. "Until they've noticed," she says, tartly. "And you think, 'That's quite bad it took you two pages. And I was supposed to be a part of that...
Tories Fight to Protect Crown Jewel amid Doorstep Anger over Brexit; It Has a Rock-Bottom Council Tax, a Reputation among Many Voters for Efficient Services, and a Conservative Regime in Power for 40 Years. but Joe Murphy Discovers That the Referendum Means Old Certainties Count for Nothing
Byline: Joe Murphy MIKE LOFTUS is angry. "This area voted 75 per cent Remain and the Conservatives have ignored it," he said. "That really pissed me off." On May 3, the 46-year-old, who works in operations at a hedge fund, plans to punish the...
Trump Visits Golf Club as Melania Joins Ex-Presidents at Barbara Bush Funeral
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent ONE person was conspicuously absent as Melania Trump posed alongside four past US presidents and three former first ladies at Barbara Bush's funeral. Newly released pictures show Mrs Trump attending the...
Wagyu Beef? So Last Year ... Try Marbled Venison Says Ledbury Chef
Byline: Naomi Ackerman A TWO Michelin-starred chef is feeding his deer spent brewery grain to create environmentally friendly Wagyu beefstyle "marbled venison". Brett Graham, who opened The Ledbury in Notting Hill in 2005, already serves his...
We'll Quiz Facebook Chief over Fake Ads with Money Saving Expert, Pledges MP
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor A FACEBOOK chief is to be grilled by MPs over alleged fake adverts appearing on the site using the name of MonEYSAVINGEXPERT founder Martin Lewis. Conservative MP Damian Collins, who chairs the Commons...
We'll Quiz Facebook Chief over Fake Ads with Money-Saving Expert, Pledges MP
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor A FACEBOOK chief is to be grilled by MPs over alleged fake adverts appearing on the site using the name of MONEYSAVINGEXPERT founder Martin Lewis. Conservative MP Damian Collins, who chairs the Commons...
WE'RE ALL TO BLAME FOR BOSS LEAVING; MERTESACKER SAYS PLAYERS OWE WENGER 'BEST POSSIBLE SEND-OFF'New Man Must Preserve Values the Boss Instilledin the Club, Says Mertesacker
Byline: Giuseppe Muro PER MERTESACKER admits the Arsenal squad feel responsible for the departure of Arsene Wenger. Mertesacker is the first player to speak in depth since the manager announced on Friday he will step down at the end of the season...
We're Back in the Wild West, and the #MeToo Movement Is Alive and Kicking
Byline: Alastair McKay The Viewer Westworld Sky Atlantic, 9pm PLAYING God has never been a good career choice in dystopian science fiction, and the first series of Westworld ended with several bangs, as the robot "hosts" in the Wild West theme park...
We Shouldn't Have Let in Two More after Rice's Error, Says Arnautovic; in Association With
Byline: Marco Giacomelli MARKO ARNAUTOVIC says there are no excuses for the late collapse that condemned West Ham to a 4-1 defeat by Arsenal yesterday. Arnautovic made it 1-1 in the 64th minute when he drove the ball into the corner of the net...
Wilson Hoping to Put on a Show as Middlesex Make Their Lord's Bow
Byline: cricket. Will Macpherson TOWARDS the end of their recent tour of India, the England women's cricket team reminisced about the day at Lord's last July when they won the World Cup. "Lots of happiness laughter and even more tension!" are...
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