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Articles from September 19, 2018

Adieu, Adieu to EU and EU and EU; Today's Salzburg Summit Marks a Crucial Moment for the PM in Her Attempt to Seal Her Brexit Deal. but How Do You Solve the Problems of Theresa, Asks Julian Glover
ACT One, Scene One: an EU working lunch on Brexit, somewhere in Salzburg. And no, despite the location, it's not going to be a remake of the Sound of Music. The cliches just don't stack up. Donald Tusk is no Captain von Trapp. Angela Merkel no Reverend...
A Haven for Ravens ... Tower Bids to Save Flock (and the Nation); Aviary Will Be Built and Breeding Scheme Started to Ensure Feathered Guardians Thrive
Byline: Rachael Burford LEGEND has it that if they leave the battlements the kingdom will fall now the Tower of London is planning urgent action to avert a raven crisis. It has launched a breeding programme to ensure its precious flock thrives...
Alluring, Groovy, This Songwriter's Star Is on the Rise
Lianne La Havas Hackney Arts Centre, N16 Andre Paine WHILE east London's latest venue appears to be experiencing an identity crisis with its attempted last-minute rebrand as Evolutionary Arts Hackney (aka EartH) shortly before opening, at least the...
Anti-Doping Chief: Russia Return Will Be Tragic for Clean Athletes
Byline: ATHLETICS Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent THE man who brought down disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has warned the World Anti-Doping Agency of open revolt if Russia is welcomed back into the athletics fold. Russia was banned by WADA...
Aveva Jumps after Schneider Deal Ramps Up Earnings Expectations
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland TECH stocks led the charge today after software company Aveva upped its earnings expectations since completing its multibillion merger with French giant Schneider Electric. In a trading update Aveva, which...
Bale out to Show Real Don't Need Ronaldo's Goals
Byline: real madrid v roma (8pm, Bernabeu, BT Sport ESPN) Ben Hayward WHERE are Real Madrid's goals going to come from? That is the key question as the Spanish giants begin a Champions League campaign without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time...
Ballet for Babies Revamped Opera House to Offer Special Sessions for Youngest Fans
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent THE Royal Opera House has taken its search for a younger audience to a new level with special sessions of music and ballet for babies. Children from the age of three months up to five years will be able to...
'Ballet People Have Strong Ideas about Tradition, but It's Natural to Question Things' DANCE Rising English National Ballet Star Precious Adams Tells Emma Byrne Why She Should Never Have to Wear Pink Tights
PRECIOUS Adams is not a fan of pink tights. That might not sound so surprising but Precious Adams is a ballet dancer, and baby-pink tights are ballet's stock-in-trade. It turns out not to be the only surprise of the afternoon. On stage, Adams --...
Bargain News
Byline: Alison Cork Fabulous fabric choice for your British furniture just got bigger BRITISH furniture brand Willow & Hall has launched three new fabric collections, House, Signature and Heritage, taking its extensive range of fabrics from...
Brexit Doomsaying Can't Beat British Nostalgia for Gloom
Byline: Carl Mortished THIS week brought more warnings from the top table telling us that Brexit will be bloody tough; house prices will collapse if we don't keep the EU in a tight embrace. The IMF says that all Brexit deals will make us poorer...
Buying to Let? Get Your Head Tested First; the Accidental LandlordVictoria Whitlock Warns Would-Be Landlords against Buying to Let without Financial and Tax Advice. Most Importantly, See a Doctor to Make Sure Your Nerves Can Take It
YOU might be wondering how I became an "accidental landlord". Well, you will find the full and frank explanation in a podcast I made recently with The LM Experience on podbean.com -- and if you make it all the way through to the end, I apologise for...
Cech Admits He's Playing for His Future as Arsenal Stall on Offering New Deal
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent PETR CECH has admitted he is playing for his Arsenal future with the club yet to offer him a contract extension. The 36-year-old goalkeeper has less than 12 months on his existing deal and faces...
Curious Timing of Gazidis's Exit after Winning Power Battle with Wenger
Byline: James Olley Chief Football Correspondent IT took Ivan Gazidis several years to win an internal power battle with Arsene Wenger, so why leave Arsenal now? At first glance, the timing is curious. Wenger's departure in May was the key step...
Davidson's Reasons for Not Going for the Top Job in Fact Qualify Her for It
Byline: Matthew d'Ancona IFIRST realised that Ruth Davidson had what it took to be Conservative leader in April 2015 in Glasgow. Spending a day with David Cameron during the general election campaign, I watched the Tories' Scottish chieftain warm...
Design Spy
Byline: Katie Law . .Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink; Rangwali, above, an exotic pink inspired by Indian festival colours; Jitney, a sandy neutral; earthy blue De Nimes, and Treron, right, a grey-green that's sure to become a classic, are five...
Drag Race Judge Visage Set for West End Debut
Byline: Jessie Thompson REALITY show judge Michelle Visage is set to make her West End debut in hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie next month. The performer, 49, joins the show fresh from picking up an Emmy with RuPaul Charles for RuPaul's...
Exclusive New Report Says London Is 'Brexit Proof' the Capital's Reputation as a Global Finance, Tech and Creative Centre Will Bolster House Values amid All the Uncertainty, Says a New Report. by Anna White
Byline: Anna White DESPITE political uncertainty, fears of a "disorderly Brexit" and dire warnings of a "nodeal" property slump from the Governor of the Bank of England, London house prices are set to climb by 13 per cent over the next five years,...
Financier Admits Drunken Attack on Model Lover
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent A FASHION model was attacked in the street by her drunk investment manager fiance after he refused to take her to a friend's book launch, a court heard. Davinia Hodgson, 28, had been at a wedding with...
From Wall Street to the White House? Maybe; @City_Spy
MIGHT the Dimon 2020 banners yet get an airing? Gary Cohn, the former Goldman head honcho who recently quit as the White House's top economic adviser, says in an interview that the JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon "would make a phenomenal president". Dimon...
Get First Dibs on Design at the Big 3; London Design Festival 2018feast on a Fabulous Choice of Top Contemporary Design Shows from Today. by Barbara Chandler
Byline: Barbara Chandler AT THE heart of the London Design Festival, on now until Sunday, are the three huge "trade" shows opening today and tomorrow -- 100% Design at Olympia, designjunction on the South Bank, and the London Design Fair in the...
Harking Back to Charlotte Street's Heyday at the Last Taverna Left Standing
Byline: Fay Maschler restaurant of the week OUSIA 40 Charlotte Street, W1 (020 7580 8971; ousia.co.uk). Mon-Thurs, noon-3pm and 5pm-10.30pm; Fri, Sat & Sun noon-11.30pm (10.30pm Sun). A meal for two with wine, about PS110, including 12.5 per...
Homes Gossip
Byline: Amira Hashish Got some gossip? Tweet @amiranews Mel B slashes price of her Sunset Strip home to shake up her life MEL B has reduced the asking price of her Hollywood mansion by PS458,000 to PS4.49 million. The Spice Girl and America's Got...
Hope of Proper Education for Iraq's Disabled Children after Discrimination and Neglect
Byline: Martin Bentham in Fallujah, Iraq THOUSANDS of children in Iraq who are barred from taking exams because they are disabled are to be the focus of a new campaign to stop their education being wrecked by discrimination. Under existing Iraqi...
House Prices Falling at Fastest Rate for Nine Years in Capital
Byline: Jonathan Prynn and Nicholas Cecil LONDON house prices are falling at their fastest rate for nine years, latest figures revealed today, as an official report blamed Brexit for stagnation in the capital's property market. The average value...
It's Holloway's Hottest Ticket; TRENDS Sambal Shiok's Signature Laksa Has Queues Waiting around the Block. Not Bad for a Tiny Joint in N7, Says Susannah Butter
WAITING lists for tables are to be expected in Soho. But now they've come to Lo-Ho too, or Lower Holloway as this area between Highbury Corner and Archway is known to locals. What's getting people lining up? Noodles. Sambal Shiok has a short menu...
I Want to Keep Ex-Wife's Nose out of My Affairs
Byline: Fiona McNulty OUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS Q I AM divorced and live alone in a little cottage that suits me very well. I have two buy-to-let properties, too. I want to make sure that my sons can properly look after all my properties...
Jack Dee Reminds Us of the Joys of Urban Life, and a Quippy New Legal Pilot Airs
Byline: Guy Pewsey The Viewer Bad Move ITV, 8pm Defending the Guilty BBC2, 10pm JACK Dee has forged an impressive career out of unparalleled misery. His own brand of dry sarcasm, his sour delivery of a hateful one-liner, made him a much-needed tonic...
Jog on from Miami; Beachfront Fort Lauderdale Is Big on Charm and Has Good-Value New Holiday Flats, Says Cathy Hawker
Byline: Cathy Hawker FORT LAUDERDALE, 28 miles north of Miami on Florida's southeastern Gold Coast, is starting to compete with the urban buzz of its seductive big-sister city. They both have golden beaches, swish marinas and year-round sunshine,...
Jolene Is Ready to Bake Up a Storm
WAFTING into your nostrils over Newington Green, new bakery Jolene really may take your man away from you at least for morning brunch. Fortunately, you can tag along too. Taking over the old Dandy site, Jolene is the third restaurant from the team...
Kim Pledges to Shut Nuclear Site If Trump 'Takes Reciprocal Action'
Byline: NORTH KOREA Ben Morgan KIM JONG-UN has offered to shut down North Korea's main nuclear site in a "huge leap" for peace on the peninsula, South Korea's president said today. During a third summit between the two countries, Moon Jae-in...
Kingfisher Supply Chain Shake-Up Looks a Botched Job; Bloopers Blight Kingfisher's Hopes
Byline: COMMENT Jim Armitage City Editor FOR over a decade, successive bosses at B&Q giant Kingfisher have promised, and failed, to hammer together its global supply chain. What's the point in having dozens of different suppliers of identical...
Lamela: Don't Blame Kane for Our Slump; Spurs Forward Defends Hit-and-Miss Harry and Says Every Player Must Step Up with Goals
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick in Milan ERIK LAMELA says there is too much focus on Harry Kane after the England captain missed a crucial chance in Tottenham's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Inter Milan last night. Kane did little at the San Siro to...
Lifechanger of the Week Scope for Arty Ingenuity
Byline: Faye Greenslade PS850,000: in the historic market town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire is this art studio/shop and fourstorey home, dating from the 16th century. Its existing mixed use of retail and residential means it is a bit of a blank canvas,...
Light Fades for the Night Manager; @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes The Londoner online: standard.co.uk/thelondoner WE may never see Tom Hiddleston's bare bum again: a longdiscussed second series of BBC hit The Night Manager has so far failed to get off the ground and now producer Simon...
Mayor's Welcome U-Turn on the Knife Crime Crisis
SADIQ Khan's U-turn on crime today is welcome. He has launched what he himself calls "a new approach" to tackling rising violence on our streets, and says he will now adopt a "public health" approach. It is an implicit admission from Mr Khan that his...
McClaren's Patience Pays off as He Finally Has 'Competitive' Team
Byline: qpr v millwall (7.45pm, Loftus Road, Sky Sports) Giuseppe Muro STEVE McCLAREN believes QPR are being rewarded for their patience off the field after turning around the club's dreadful start to the season. Rangers lost their opening four...
Mini Codeword; Win AN OVERNIGHT STAY FOR TWO
mini codeword win AN OVERNIGHT STAY FOR TWO Enjoy an overnight stay at a vast array of top UK hotels with this flexible voucher. Whether you prefer to explore the city or relax in the countryside, there'll be a location to suit you. Wherever you decide...
'Monstrosity' Tower Will Be Built after Mayor Overrules Council
Byline: Owen Sheppard A HUGE row has broken out today after Sadiq Khan overruled the local council to approve plans dubbed a monstrosity by residents. The Mayor gave the green light to the major housing, shopping and office development that includes...
My Fresher's Week Was a Jager-Fuelled Ayahuasca Ritual of Self-Discovery
Byline: Samuel Fishwick Notebook YES. I remember freshers' week. Cafe crawls, quizzes, plant-potting workshops, quiet rooms for meditation. Wait, these aren't my lecture notes. This is what Hull University students are getting up to. It's all gone...
My Heartache by Nanny Axed for Getting Pregnant
Byline: Daniel O'Mahony A NANNY who won an PS18,000 payout after being sacked by her City lawyer employer when she became pregnant said today: "I knew I was right." Saesi Muslipah, 37, was left relying on benefits after being dismissed by Sylvain...
Paramedic Tells of Battle to Save Boy Who Died of 'Allergic Cheese Reaction'
Byline: John Dunne A SCHOOLBOY died from the effects of a suspected allergic reaction after allegedly being chased and having cheese thrown down his T-shirt, an inquest heard today. Karanbir Cheema, 13, was "gasping for air" when emergency crews...
People Think I'm the King of Destruction but Parker Fight Proved That I Can Box; Anthony Joshua Big-Fight Diary
IT'S like a power struggle in the heavyweight division at the moment. But, when it's all said and done, I won't be the man down the pub telling war stories how "I was the lineal champ". I am confident that I am the best, I've had the hardest fights...
Pound Soars as Shock Inflation Rise Squeezes UK Households
Byline: ECONOMICS Russell Lynch UK households were hit by a shock rise in the cost of living today, sending the pound spiking higher against the dollar. The rising cost of autumn clothes, sea fares and most eye-catchingly theatre tickets sent...
Put This Very Hungry Caterpillar Back in Its Box; Here's How to Beat the Bugs Reducing London's Box Topiary and Hedging to Miserable Grey Skeletons
Byline: Alex Mitchell BOX is the backbone of London gardens, whether as hedges or clipped into domes and spirals. But Buxus is under serious threat. Over the summer the box tree caterpillar has been quietly trashing our city gardens. This very hungry...
'Quarter of Young Londoners Would Dial 999 If They Couldn't See GP'
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor ONE in three Londoners would call 999 for an ambulance even if there was no need for urgent hospital care, a survey revealed today. The figure rose to more than half among 18 to 24-year-olds, prompting calls...
Radical Honesty, 4am Kebabs and Don't Care Hair My High School Reunion Has Finally Hit Its Stride
IT'S good to do stuff that terrifies you. So on Saturday night, I went to my 25th school reunion in Glasgow. I was dreading it. In fact, I was still lying in bed at 10am like a teenager (oh, the irony) when one my oldest school friends rang me to insist...
Rain Can't Dampen Grande ARIANA [...]; News and Gossip from the World of Showbiz, Edited by Alistair Foster with Jennifer Ruby and Emma Powell
Rain can't dampen Grande ARIANA GRANDE looked in good spirits despite being caught in a downpour with friends in New York. The singer, 25, who pulled out of an Emmys appearance this week after the death of exboyfriend Mac Miller, skipped through the...
Real Choice Is Chequers or Risk New Referendum, Says Minister; If It's Not Chequers We Could End Up Staying in EU, Minister Warns Brexiteers
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor TORY Right-wingers were today warned to back Theresa May's Chequers Brexit blueprint or risk a second referendum. Treasury minister Mel Stride said there was a "danger" that Brexit hardliners could...
Relish Life in Bermondsey; Smart Moves
Byline: David Spittles H AVING devoured nearly all of Bermondsey's historic wharves and waterfront warehouses, developers have been switching their focus to the district's hinterland -- former factories where some of Britain's most famous food brands...
'Resting Place of Cook's Endeavour Found' Archaeologists 'Closing In' on Wreck of Explorer's Ship off US Coast
Byline: Sophia Sleigh ONE of the great maritime mysteries may finally have been solved by underwater archaeologists who believe they have identified the last resting place of HMS Endeavour. A team of marine experts who have spent 25 years searching...
Sadiq Khan's Crime U-Turn; MAYOR FINALLY BACKS NEW PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH WE DEMANDED Mayor Backs Strategy That Halved Glasgow Murders
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor SADIQ KHAN today announced a major policy shift to halt the wave of knife killings in London by adopting a new "public health" approach called for by the Evening Standard. The Mayor bowed to pressure from all...
Sadiq Khan's Crime U-Turn; MAYOR FINALLY BACKS NEW PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH WE DEMANDEDMayor Backs Strategy That Halved Glasgow Murders
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor SADIQ KHAN today announced a major policy shift to halt the wave of knife killings in London by adopting a new "public health" approach called for by the Evening Standard. The Mayor bowed to pressure from all...
Samuel Courtauld's Great Vision Brought to Focus
EXHIBITION Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cezanne National Gallery, WC2 Ben Luke IT'S difficult today to imagine that artists such as Gauguin and Monet were once reviled in Britain. As late as 1915, a National Gallery trustee expressed disgust...
Save PS12k a Year; Renting on the District Line It's the Tube Line with Most Stops and the Greatest Choice of Prices for Renters, Says Ruth Bloomfield
Byline: says Ruth Bloomfield FROM Surrey to Essex, by way of some of the most expensive neighbourhoods in London, anyone who wants to rent a home along the District line has the choice of 60 stops more than any other Tube line. A new study by Rightmove...
Second Primary Run by Academy Chain Has SATs Results Annulled
Byline: Anna Davis Education Editor PUPILS at an "outstanding" primary have had their SATs results annulled after doubts were raised over the integrity of the results. The Standards and Testing Agency cancelled some of the results of former year...
Small Show Throws Up the Huge Scale of WW1 Devastation
EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK Renewal: Life After the First World War in Photographs Imperial War Museum, SE1 Melanie McDonagh THE Imperial War Museum's commemorative exhibitions for the Great War centenary began in 2014 with a refurbished museum and will...
Soldier Fought 'In Vain' to Save Stabbing Victim
Byline: John Dunne Justin Davenport and Daniel O'Mahony A FORMER soldier told today how he fought to save a man stabbed with a "large knife" on a London street. The 25-year-old victim collapsed and died after being stabbed in the leg in Tufnell...
Some Clown Has Wrecked My Viewing! Diary of an Estate Agent
MONDAY After a flight marred by delays and a torrid journey home from Gatwick airport, I return to work in Oxford wondering if there is a remedy for post-holiday blues. Back in the office I tackle a week's worth of emails, including an update from...
Sorry Surrender by Spurs. but Poch Is Still Full of Fighting Talk
Byline: James Olley in Milan Inter Milan 2 Icardi 86, Vecino 90+2 Tottenham 1 Eriksen 53 IN the space of six minutes, Tottenham blew the chance to banish all the preseason talk that now threatens to shape the early months of their campaign. Mauricio...
Spotlight on Nunhead; for a Village Vibe, Good-Value Homes, a Close-Knit, Arty Community and a Sense of History, This SE15 Neighbourhood Is Hard to Beat. by Anthea Masey
Byline: Anthea Masey SANDWICHED between the yummy mummies of East Dulwich and the hipsters of Peckham, the south London neighbourhood of Nunhead has at its heart a village green and a shopping street where many new shops, bars, cafes and restaurants...
Stagecoach Stalls after Setbacks on TfL Bus Deals
Byline: TRANSPORT Graeme Evans TRANSPORT giant Stagecoach is facing an even bigger slide in London bus revenues after admitting to a disappointing performance on TfL contract tenders. The under-pressure group said turnover from London buses fell...
Stars
Byline: shelley von STRUNCKEL aries March 20 - April 19 Many Aries are team players, and enjoy the give and take of organising plans. But dealing with those who are indecisive is another matter. Ironically, the resulting delays will give you time...
Tesco Opens 'No-Frills' Discount Store as It Fights to Prise Customers from Aldi and Lidl
Byline: Laura Onita Retail Correspondent TESCO today declared war on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl as it opened the first branches of its new cut-price spin-out chain Jack's. The no-frills stores named in tribute to Tesco's founder Jack Cohen...
The Art House; Philippa Stockley Visits the Spectacular Italian Home of Brilliant Renaissance Artist Andrea Mantegna. A New National Gallery Exhibition Reveals a Life of Intrigue
THE precocious son of a poor carpenter, Andrea Mantegna was just 17 when he painted a masterpiece that stunned his contemporaries of 570 years ago. Before he was 30, he was court painter to one of the great ruling families of Italy, the Gonzagas, in...
The Bright New Face of the Centre; Layla Moran Was the Hit of the Lib-Dem Conference. Susannah Butter Meets Her
LAYLA Moran has only been a Lib-Dem MP for a year but she was the talk of this week's conference. Her speech calling for a more radical education policy was packed and mugs with her face on it sold out. She got one as a joke for her mother. "This...
There Is No Point in Trying for Better Relations with Russia; EDITOR'S REPLY
STRIVING for better relations with Russia at the moment is the wrong approach -- at once foolhardy and unethical ["Boris: 'Re-set' with Russia was fool's errand", September 14]. It sends the wrong message and encourages further transgressive behaviour....
The Road to Brexit Is Paved with Untruths and Odd Claims
Byline: George Trefgarne TELLING the truth in politics is, sadly, not as simple as it should be. Political parties regularly exaggerate claims during election campaigns. We raise an eyebrow but we understand. When it comes to Brexit policy, the...
Three Hurt as Car Drives into Crowd outside Islamic Centre Following Angry Exchanges
Byline: Justin Davenport and Barney Davis DETECTIVES are investigating a suspected hate crime after three people were injured when a car drove into pedestrians outside an Islamic centre early today. The car careered into a crowd leaving a lecture...
TV Doctor and Lover 'May Have Drugged and Raped Hundreds of Women'
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent A DOCTOR who starred in a dating show has been charged alongside his girlfriend with drugging and sexually assaulting two women amid fears there could be hundreds more victims. Orthopaedic surgeon Grant...
Unlocking London's Secret Locations; Open House WeekendMore Than 800 Buildings and Projects Await the Curious All over the Capital This Weekend for Open House London -- and It's All Free. Anna White Reports
Byline: Anna White CHANGE is what London does best. This is the theme underpinning Open House London this year, with new landmark buildings and entire regeneration districts, from Barking Riverside to the vast redevelopment of Wembley, on show this...
Unveiled: The New Royal Opera House; Our Exclusive Pictures Reveal How a Dramatic PS50 Million Remodelling Will Put One of London's Best-Known Buildings, Home to Opera and Ballet, at the Heart of the Covent Garden Community. by Philippa Stockley
Byline: Philippa Stockley ONE of London's most prestigious buildings, the Royal Opera House, raises the curtain on a threeyear PS50.7 million transformation on Friday. In Covent Garden, the ROH will be for the first time both a great arts complex...
'We Want Justice, Jail Snapchat Killer for Life' Brother's Plea over Social Media 'Addict' Who Posted Video of Victim Dying
Byline: Owen Sheppard THE brother of an 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death by a love rival has called for the self-styled "Snapchat Queen" who orchestrated his killing to spend years behind bars. Fatima Khan, 21, set up the fatal knife...
Will Brexit Bets against Pound Flop as Political Turmoil Unfolds?
Byline: Russell Lynch FOCUS ON THE cusp of the most critical period for the UK in decades, the bets are stacking up against the pound. Theresa May's arrival at an EU leaders' summit in Salzburg today kicks off her battle to land a withdrawal deal...
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