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Articles from November 26, 2018

A List; News and Gossip from the World of Showbiz, Edited by Alistair Foster with Emma Powell
Byline: edited by Alistair Foster with Emma Powell, Andre Paine KYLIE DEPLOYS STORMI IN VIDEO FOR HER MAKE-UP LINE A KYLIE JENNER puts her nine-month-old daughter Stormi in the spotlight in a video plugging her make-up range on Instagram. The...
A Real Winter Wonderland; CANADA When US Company Vail Resorts Bought out Whistler, Locals Were Nervous but the Skiing Is Still Up There with the Best, Says Helen Coffey
Byline: Helen Coffey Honestly, nothing's really changed, except they're throwing a lot more money at us," says Olly Nixon, a veteran ski instructor with Whistler Blackcomb Snow School who moved here 14 years ago, as we board the Wizard Express chairlift...
Back in the West End. First Look at Jon Snow's Return from Westeros; It's a Wonderful Feeling to Be in Front of a Live Audience Again, Says Kit Harington
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent IT'S a long way from Westeros to the West End but Kit Harington is back on the London stage. The Game Of Thrones actor, who has just finished filming the longrunning fantasy show, stars in True West by Sam...
Be Afraid There's Serious Debt Piling Up around the Globe Again
Byline: Stephen King IF you thought the 2008 global financial crisis was a story about excessive debt, today you might be feeling a little nervous. There's even more debt sloshing around the global economy than there was 10 years ago. True, some...
Boardgame Trio Who Rolled the Dice after Rejecting the Dragons
Byline: ENTREPRENEURS Joanna Bourke BOOZE is often involved when the party games come out. So it's fitting that a firm which specialises in them has an impressive globeshaped drinks cabinet nestling in its meeting room. Surveying the Pimms and...
Bosses Warn Javid on Foreign Workers' Wage Cap
Byline: Sophia Sleigh City Hall Reporter SENIOR business leaders in London have written to Sajid Javid today warning of a "severe skills shortage" if a PS30,000 minimum salary cap is applied to foreign workers after Brexit. The letter to the...
Botched Brexit Would Hit House Prices, Say Ministers
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor HOUSE prices will fall and mortgages become more expensive in a botched Brexit, ministers were warning in a bid to turn the public against Jacob Rees-Mogg's vision of a no-deal exit from the European Union. ...
Can Mrs May Back into a New Brexit Consensus? Established 1827
THERESA May is living her premiership in reverse. Most prime ministers start calling for national unity and end up dividing the nation. The current PM is trying to do the opposite. Arriving in Downing Street, she anointed herself as the champion of...
China Claim of First Designer DNA Babies Sparks Outcry; Possible Breakthrough but British Experts Condemn 'Monstrous Stunt' with Genes
Byline: RossLydall Health Editor A CHINESE researcher today claimed to have helped to create the world's first genetically edited babies. He Jiankui said twin girls Lulu and Nana had been born after having their DNA "edited" to prevent them contracting...
Chin Up: It's Easy to Perfect Your Pulling Technique; FITNESS Get Strong with Classes That Teach You How to Lift Your Body Weight. See You at the Bar, Says Phoebe Luckhurst
Byline: Phoebe Luckhurst IN the hierarchy of power moves, the pull-up reigns supreme. It is a feat of strength and sinew; not to mention a powerful way to peacock. Hitherto the pull-up has been a niche fixation -- beloved of the theatrical strongmen...
Deal-Hungry BDO on the Hunt after Sealing Merger
Byline: ACCOUNTING Russell Lynch THE head of accountancy firm BDO is already on the look-out for more deals following its merger with rival Moore Stephens, the head of its UK business said today. The combination of BDO's UK arm with Moore Stephens...
DERWENT London's John Burns Was []
DERWENT London's John Burns was on wry form when Spy mentioned that he'd been a chief executive longer than the likes of former WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell: "A slightly happier ending I hope," he offered. It must be said here that Sir Martin, who...
'Designer Babies' Claim Sparks Fury; EXPERTS CONDEMN 'MONSTROUS AND UNETHICAL' REPORT OF DNA GENE EDITING Possible Breakthrough but British Experts Condemn 'Monstrous Stunt' with Genes
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor A CHINESE researcher who claimed to have helped to create the world's first genetically edited babies was today fiercely criticised by UK experts. He Jiankui said twin girls Lulu and Nana had been born after...
Don't Crash the Markets to Drive through This Bad Deal
Byline: Hugo Dixon IT'S surely fanciful that Theresa May could will a financial panic to scare MPs to back an ideological project she knows is against the national interest. And yet some Conservatives are plotting just that. They know that the Prime...
Eddie Made Some Brave Calls for Autumn Tests ... and England Look All the Stronger for Them; Coverage in Association with with One Eye on the Six Nations and Next Year's World Cup, Our Rugby Expert Analyses How Jones' Men Performed in Twickenham Series
Byline: David Flatman FRONT ROW DROPPING Dan Cole was, we thought, the most aggressive move made by Eddie Jones in terms of front-row selection. Cole has long been a mainstay for England, but this was declared the time for someone new to stand up...
Eddie Made Some Brave Calls for Autumn Tests and England Look All the Stronger for Them; Coverage in Association withWith One Eye on the Six Nations and Next Year's World Cup, Our Rugby Expert Analyses How Jones' Men Performed in Twickenham Series
Byline: David Flatman FRONT ROW DROPPING Dan Cole was, we thought, the most aggressive move made by Eddie Jones in terms of front-row selection. Cole has long been a mainstay for England, but this was declared the time for someone new to stand up...
England's Series Ratings
Byline: Will Macpherson JOE ROOT 229 runs @ 38.2 1 wkt @ 46 His finest series as captain included one of the best of his 15 Test centuries to send the Second Test hurtling England's way. An increasingly patient and classy leader. 8 KEATON JENNINGS...
Everything You Want to Know about HRT and Hot Flushes but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Byline: Susannah Butter The Viewer The Truth About Menopause 9pm, BBC One AS SHE jumps into a black cab to take her from her gynaecologist to her mammogram, Mariella Frostrup apologises for oversharing on TV. But actually, the whole point of this...
Farrell to Take over at Ireland; ENGLISHMAN WILL STEP UP AFTER SCHMIDT QUITS POST-WORLD CUP
Byline: Will Macpherson ANDY FARRELL will take over as Ireland's head coach following next year's World Cup after Joe Schmidt, World Rugby's newly-crowned coach of the year, announced he would be stepping away from the sport. Former England dual-code...
Feminist Vision Strikes a Chord in #MeToo Era
exhibition Alexis Hunter: Sexual Warfare/ Kris Lemsalu: 4 Life Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, SE14 Ben Luke ALEXIS Hunter, who died in 2014, was a key figure in the British feminist art movement, yet this is the first solo London show of her...
Food for Thought at Fulham as New Boss Makes Players All Eat Together; Coverage in Association With
Byline: Giuseppe Muro CLAUDIO RANIERI has introduced a new rule at Fulham that players must all eat together in an attempt to foster the kind of team spirit that led Leicester to the title. The Italian is keen to improve camaraderie in the squad...
Gone in 20 Seconds ... Scan Theft of PS89k Car; Crook Uses Wireless Device to Drive off in Range Rover as the Owners Slept
Byline: Owen Sheppard and Daniel O'Mahony A RANGE Rover was stolen in seconds from outside a couple's PS1.3 million home by a thief using a wireless scanning device. Marius Brazauskas activated the "reprogramming equipment" to pick up the PS89,000...
Hazard First to Break Ranks as He Concedes Defeat in Title Race; Coverage in Association With
Byline: Simon Johnson EDEN HAZARD appears to have conceded defeat in the title race by admitting Manchester City are superior to Chelsea in most departments. Chelsea were beaten for the first time this season, as Spurs secured a 3-1 win at Wembley....
Hazard First to Break Ranks as He Concedes Defeat in Title Race; Coverage in Association with We've Got to Target Top Four as City Are Already out of Reach, Says Star Forward
Byline: Simon Johnson EDEN HAZARD appears to have conceded defeat in the title race by admitting Manchester City are superior to Chelsea in most departments. Chelsea were beaten for the first time this season, as Spurs secured a 3-1 win at Wembley....
Housing Rules Force Hundreds to Give Up Pets, Says Battersea
Byline: Naomi Ackerman LONDON'S best-known animal shelter launches a campaign today to prevent hundreds of pet owners from being forced to give up their dogs for adoption on moving into council housing. Landlords banning pets causes 10 per cent...
'I CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S COMING HOME' WIFE'S JOY AS BRIT JAILED FOR SPYING IS GRANTED PARDON FROM LIFE SENTENCE'He Isn't a Spy but If It Takes That to Get Him Back'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor BRITISH academic Matthew Hedges was today given a presidential pardon from life in jail in the United Arab Emirates. The Durham University PhD student was still accused of being an MI6 spy but was...
'I Lost the Child He Could Have Been': Mother's Anger at Birth Blunder
Byline: Ross Lydall Health Editor THE mother of a boy who was left brain damaged due to a catastrophic birth today told how she would never get over the injuries he suffered. A High Court judge has now awarded the boy who has cerebral palsy,...
I Never Thought King's Cross Would Cure My Christmas Shopping Woes
Byline: Lotte Jeffs Notebook HAVE you been to Coal Drops Yard yet? The last time I was in this bit of King's Cross was at a club called The Cross in the early Noughties. The less said about that the better. The area once known for its rave scene,...
Jewish Wife Who Fled Orthodox Life Wins Fight with Ex-Husband over PS1.4m Home
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent A JEWISH woman who rebelled against her ultra-orthodox upbringing has won a "hugely acrimonious" court battle against her strictly religious ex-husband over their PS1.4 million family home. Miriam Kliers,...
Last Tango for Film Pioneer Bertolucci; Italian Director Who Courted Controversy and Won Two Oscars Dies of Cancer at 77
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent LAST Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci died today at his home in Rome, aged 77. The pioneering Italian filmmaker had been suffering from cancer and was surrounded by his family when he passed away,...
Leach's Vital Breakthrough Sets Up Historic Series Triumph; Spinner Pulls off Brilliant Run-Out Then Seals Victory as Sri Lanka Threatened Unlikely Win
Byline: Chris Stocks in Colombo JOE ROOT'S history boys will forever be grateful for the intervention of Jack Leach after the Somerset spinner inspired England to their first overseas Test series whitewash in 55 years. Not since a team led by...
Liberum in PS100m Sale Talks as Rules Leave 'Broking Broken'
Byline: financial services Simon English A LONG-awaited shake-up of the City's broking market moved a step closer today when it emerged that Macquarie is in talks to buy Liberum for a rumoured PS100 million. Liberum is regarded as one of a group...
MARKET MINNOWS CASTING THE NET ON TIDDLERS WHO WANT TO BE WHALES; Nektan
A FLOTATION can make or break a company. Just ask gambling firm Nektan, which made a terrible start to its life on the public markets. Nektan floated in late 2014 at 256p with a value of PS50.1 million but it quickly became apparent that the firm...
Melrose Suffers as Bidders Shy Away from Pricetag of Prized GKN Asset; MARKET ROUND-UP
Byline: Michael Bow THE "buy, improve, sell" mantra of Melrose helped it to clinch victory in its bid for engineering giant GKN but selling off the family silver is proving harder than expected for the turnaround firm. Sky News reported that...
Morata's Heading toward Chelsea's Graveyard for Strikers
Byline: Tony Evans THE frantic pace and power of the Premier League suits some players. Alvaro Morata does not appear to be one of them. The 26-year-old has never looked like justifying his PS58million transfer fee during his time at Stamford Bridge....
Neighbours Say 24/7 McDonald's Would Be 'A Nightmare'
Byline: Benedict Moore-Bridger A MCDONALD'S plan to open its Notting Hill branch 24 hours a day has been met with anger by residents. The fast-food chain wants permission to change its licence to allow it to serve customers through the night,...
Nissan's Split with Renault Could Be Good News for UK; He Was Dropped like a Hot Baguette
Byline: COMMENT Jim Armitage City Editor AS CARLOS Ghosn's incarceration without charge drags on, it is increasingly obvious that this is a coup d'etat. The plotters: Japanese managers opposed to his plan to increase Nissan's domination by its French...
Now Sissoko Is Showing His Real Quality, Says Davies
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick MOUSSA SISSOKO was unfairly made a scapegoat at Tottenham, according to team-mate Ben Davies, who says the France midfielder showed what he can really do in Saturday's 3-1 thrashing of Chelsea. Sissoko (below) has largely...
'Peacemaker' Stabbed to Death as He Calmed Row outside Club
Byline: Adebola Lamuye, Isobel Frodsham and Justin Davenport A YOUNG father was stabbed to death outside a nightclub as he tried to act as "peacemaker" to break up an argument, police said today. Zakaria Abukar Sharif-Ali, 26, had stepped in...
Polar Bears PS1bn Hit after US Tech Stocks Struggle
Byline: financial services Michael Bow FUND manager Polar Capital felt the wrath of the US "Tech Wreck" last month after funds fell by more than PS1 billion because of the market sell-off. The firm said the market plunge prompted by big falls...
PS156,000 a Year for Retirement Home with Yoga and Wine Room
Byline: Isobel Frodsham ONE of Britain's most exclusive luxury retirement villages is being planned by developers in the heart of Kensington with homes costing up to PS156,000 a year to rent. Landowner Leopard UK Kensington Propco Limited wants...
Root: Clean Sweep Creates Extra Pressure This Has Filled Me with Confidence, Says Delighted Skipper
Byline: Chris Stocks in Colombo ENGLAND captain Joe Root insists his players will relish the challenge of dealing with heightened expectations after completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash of Sri Lanka here today. This 42-run victory, sealed three...
Russian Ship 'Ordered to Squash Ukraine Vessel'
Byline: crimea Kate Proctor and Will Stewart A RUSSIAN military ship was ordered to "squash" a Ukrainian boat in a clash off the coast of Crimea, a dramatic recording claimed today. The footage allegedly intercepted from Moscow's FSB secret service...
Secrets of the Trade; BEAUTY Some of the Best Salons in the Capital Are to Be Found off the Beaten Track and Right Up Your Street, Says Emma McCarthy
Byline: Emma McCarthy IF YOU want to know the best place to book a blowdry or where to find the fastest wax in the West, ask a Londoner. Experts in the field of tourist dodging and uncovering hidden gems, the city is brimming with unofficial beauty...
Sokratis: We're Playing at Just 70 or 80 per Cent of Our Power; Coverage in Association With
Byline: James Olley Bournemouth 1 King 45 Arsenal 2 Lerma 30, og, Aubameyang 67 SOKRATIS PAPASTATHOPOULOS today claimed Arsenal are playing at just "70 or 80 per cent" of the level they expect to reach under head coach Unai Emery. The Gunners...
Stars
Byline: shelley von STRUNCKEL aries March 20 - April 19 This week's biggest challenge isn't the actual dilemmas you're facing but, rather, admitting you've few options. For now, go with the flow. You'll learn a lot. When decisions are up to you,...
The Age of Branxiety; from Work to Housing, Brexit Has Stalled Everything and You Can't Even Book a Holiday to Escape, Says Susannah Butter
IMAGINE that you are trying to plan a holiday. Except your friends are being flaky so numbers aren't fixed, flight prices may go down in the New Year and no one can agree on whether to rent a car. So, in lieu of a decision, tempers are frayed and a...
The Concept of 'Taking Back Control' and Following the Will of the People Went a Bit Far in the Andamans
IMAGINE a people living entirely free an island nation that makes its own rules, and maintains a proud independence from the rest of the world. Imagine a place where the will of the people reigns supreme, and meddling globalist elites hold no sway....
The Interview Questions You Should Not Answer
EMPLOYMENT law protects you from discrimination. However, many employers are flouting the rules. They are asking candidates personal questions discussing subjects such as age and disability which could potentially lead to legal action and compensation....
The Power Half Hour; Tense, Tightly Constructed and Perfectly Paced from the Good Place to Homecoming, New TV Comes in 30-Minute Doses. Susannah Butter Reports on a Short Schedule Drama
WHEN Julia Roberts found out that each episode of the new drama she was starring in was just 30 minutes long, she was sceptical. "I told Sam Esmail, the director of Homecoming, that only teenagers watch half-hour dramas," said Roberts on Gwyneth Paltrow's...
Time for a Disco Nap; HEALTH; from Deskside Dozing to a Quick Kip in an Uber, a Pre-Party Power Snooze Is Key to a Dreamy December, Says Frankie McCoy
Byline: Frankie McCoy ALL hail the disco nap, the saviour of party season. For the disco nap is no ordinary nap, the sort that babies have, or their parents crave, or the sort into which you drift on a Sunday in front of Countryfile after a seventh...
Top Lib Dem: Give London Its Own Visas after Brexit
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter LONDON should have its own visa system after Brexit to make sure jobs are filled, the Liberal Democrats' newly selected candidate for the 2020 mayoral election said today. Siobhan Benita said it is obvious...
Tory Peer Handed PS505K Rent Bill; @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes LORD Magan, a Conservative life peer, former party treasurer and significant donor, has been ordered to foot an enormous rent bill on "one of Ireland's great Palladian Mansions", Castletown Cox. George Magan, son of...
Tuilagi: My Return Felt like I Was Winning a First Cap
Byline: Will Macpherson Rugby Correspondent RARELY can an 11-minute cameo have been so raucously received by a Twickenham crowd than Manu Tuilagi's against Australia on Saturday. England fans and Eddie Jones have waited so long for his return...
We Fell Well Short, but the Future Is Bright
Byline: Natalie Sciver WE WERE gutted when our World T20 campaign ended in defeat at the final hurdle on Saturday but it has been a great few weeks in the Caribbean. Our aim had been to emulate England's class of 2009 by winning the 50- and 20-over...
'We Moved in before We Made It Official' LONDON LOVE STORIES
Sam Wilks and Catherine Carragher Jobs: Teacher and creative director of Alleycat Designs Ages: Sam is 35, Catherine is 27 Live: Nunhead Length of time together: Five years Status: Married The meet-cute Catherine: Sam and I met in the Amazonian wetlands...
West Ham Rule out Selling Arnautovic to United for PS50m
Byline: Ken Dyer WEST HAM will resist all attempts from Manchester United to sign Marko Arnautovic during the January transfer window. United are thought to be preparing a PS50million bid for Arnautovic but West Ham's board have ruled out selling...
We Were So Close, but the Future's Bright and We'll Refocus
Byline: Natalie Sciver WE WERE gutted when our World T20 campaign ended in defeat at the final hurdle on Saturday but it has been a great few weeks in the Caribbean. Our aim had been to emulate England's class of 2009 by winning the 50-and 20-over...
Why It Pays to Look before You Leap; More and More of Us Hate Our Jobs and Dream of Quitting Every Day. but before Resigning, Make Sure You Do Your Homework Nearly Half of Us Suffer the Same Frustrations in Our New Workplace. by Niki Chesworth
Byline: Niki Chesworth HALF of all London workers think about quitting their jobs every single day. As we spend more time at work (with the longest full-time working week in Europe) and waste more time getting to and from work than anywhere else...
Wife's Joy as British 'Spy' Sentenced to Life in U.A.E. 'Goes Free' 'He Isn't a Spy ... but If It Takes That to Get Him Back'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil Deputy Political Editor BRITISH academic Matthew Hedges was today set to be freed from a life sentence in prison in the United Arab Emirates after being given a presidential pardon. The Durham University PhD student was...
Work Finally Begins to Make Old Street Safe; Cyclists and Pedestrians Get Priority after Woman's HGV Accident Forces Change
Byline: Ross Lydall City Hall Editor WORKS have begun to convert the notorious Old Street roundabout into a two-way layout in an attempt to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety. Transport for London was shamed into finally tackling the gateway...
You Can't Put a Price on the Work of Adam Smith
Byline: Jesse Norman THE auction world has been set alight by news of the sale on December 12 of what is unarguably the greatest work of economics ever written: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith. Fancy...
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