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Articles from April 29, 2019

70% of Vehicles Meet New Ulez Standards in First Weeks of Charge
Byline: Ross Lydall City Hall Editor LONDON's ultra low emission zone has been more effective than hoped at deterring drivers of the most polluting vehicles from entering the city centre, according to the first figures. Provisional data for the...
A LIST; News and Gossip from the World of Showbiz, Edited by Alistair Foster with Emma Powell
Downton star: Forget corsets ... jeans are magical LAURA CARMICHAEL says wearing jeans for a role after parts in period dramas would be "magic". The actress made her name as Lady Edith in ITV series Downton Abbey and her next role is in series...
Antonio: Hammers Have Shown Ajax How to Beat This Vulnerable Spurs Side
Byline: Ken Dyer and Dan Kilpatrick MICHAIL ANTONIO believes West Ham have shown Ajax how to get the better of Tottenham tomorrow in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. The Dutch side have already won at Real Madrid and Juventus...
Best in Beauty; the Winners of the CEW Beauty Awards Have Been Announced at Glittering Ceremony. by Edwina Langley
nown as the Beauty Oscars, the CEW Beauty Awards revealed their 2019 winners last week at a glamorous lunch at the London Hilton on Park Lane. KIn total, 31 Lalique statuettes were awarded, with beauty brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Drunk Elephant...
Changing of the Guard at No 10; @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes KIRSTY Buchanan, the head of political press at No10, has become the latest aide to leave Downing Street. The departing Buchanan admitted it had been a "challenging time for sure", though added it had also been an "amazing"...
Chelsea Fear Knee Blow Has Ended Rudiger's Season
Simon Johnson at Old Trafford ANTONIO RUDIGER will discover today if his season is over after suffering another injury to his left knee during Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Standard Sport understands Rudiger, who was seen leaving Old...
Chelsea Fear Knee Blow Will End Rudiger's Season Early
Simon Johnson at Old Trafford ANTONIO RUDIGER will discover today if his season is over after suffering another injury to his left knee during Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Standard Sport understands Rudiger, who was seen leaving Old...
Coming Soon to the Thames Gateway, Theme Park with All Your Favourite ITV Characters
Byline: Jonathan Prynn CoJonathan Prynn nsumer Business Editor VISITORS to a proposed theme park dubbed "Britain's Disneyland" could be riding a Coronation Street rollercoaster or walking through a virtual reality I'm A Celebrity jungle by 2024...
Corbyn Can Sit on the Fence but Nod to Remain; Established 1827
SITTING on the fence sounds uncomfortable but it is often the best place to be in politics. Granted, it's not very heroic but then heroes who take a stand often get killed. Frustrating 100 per cent of your supporters is sometimes better than completely...
Czech Republic Player Sural, 28, Dies in Minibus Crash in Turkey
Byline: Simon Collings CZECH REPUBLIC international Josef Sural has been killed in a minibus crash in Turkey as he returned home from an away fixture with six team-mates. Steven Caulker, the former Tottenham and QPR defender, was one of the seven...
Deloitte: We Quit Ferrexpo over Delay to Probe
Byline: Mark Shapland MINING ACCOUNTING giant Deloitte today revealed that it had resigned as auditor to Ferrexpo because the London-listed miner delayed an investigation into the propriety of its charitable donations. Ferrexpo is embroiled in...
Disruptors Are Running out of Steam
Byline: Hamish McRae WILL the forthcoming float of Uber disappoint? Here is a company that has never made a profit. Last Friday the ride-sharing app disclosed that it had lost more than PS750 million in its most recent quarter. Yet it plans to list...
Effervescent Waves Stir Up a Fizzing and Fervent Swell
POP Circa Waves Roundhouse, NW1 David Smyth IT'S AN oddly impressive record: Liverpool band Circa Waves' three albums have all grazed the edge of the top 10 for a week before plummeting out of the chart again, like a tennis ball failing to reach a...
Election Breakthrough for Far-Right as Socialists Fail to Secure Majority
Byline: SPAIN Anthony France A FAR-Right party is set to enter the Spanish parliament for the first time since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975 as the prime minister's ruling socialists failed to secure a majority. With almost all...
Emery's Faith in Rotation Policy Is Now Putting Players in a Spin; 'Horses for Courses' Approach Backfiring as Arsenal Suffer Their Third Consecutive Defeat
Byline: James Olley at the King Power Stadium Leicester 3 Tielemans 59; Vardy 86, 90 Arsenal 0 UNAI EMERY'S versatility has been a welcome change for Arsenal but this season will end in failure if his squad management does not return to its best...
Emery's Faith in Rotation Policy Is Now Putting Players in a Spin; 'Horses for Courses' Approach Backfiring as Gunners Suffer Their Third Consecutive Defeat
Byline: James Olley at the King Power Stadium Leicester 3 Tielemans 59; Vardy 86, 90 Arsenal 0 UNAI EMERY'S versatility has been a welcome change for Arsenal but this season will end in failure if his squad management does not return to its best...
Escape to the Country at This Cinematic Class; DOES THIS CLASS PASS?
FLY x Liz Earle, Slow Flow Where and when FLY LDN's yoga studio in the City, on Wednesday at 5.45pm and once a day for two weeks at various times. What's the drill A 45-minute immersive slow-flow class in a soothingly dark studio space, during which...
Ex-Minister Demands 'Swift Results' in Huawei Leak Probe
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor A FORMER Cabinet minister today called for "swift results" in the Whitehall leak inquiry over Huawei to prevent a loss of confidence among members of the intelligence community. Andrew Mitchell told the Standard:...
Experts Hail Our Opioids Investigation as Addiction Warnings Are Announced
Byline: David Cohen Investigations Editor THE Evening Standard's ground-breaking investigation into opioids was today praised after the Government announced the introduction of "cigarette-style" addiction warnings on packets. Health Secretary...
Farah: I'll Need Kipchoge to Retire before I Start Winning; Mo's Downbeat Assessment after Kenyan's Unrelenting Marathon Pace Blows Him Away
Byline: london marathon Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent WHEN asked how to beat Eliud Kipchoge over marathon distance in the wake of a masterclass in distance running, Mo Farah said quite simply: "Just let him retire." The Londoner may have...
Flock Horror Akram Khan Cooks Up Some Tasty Moves from His Curry House Youth
Byline: Susannah Butter The Viewer The Curry House Kid 10pm, Channel 4 MAKING naan bread has never looked so elegant. In The Curry House Kid, dancer and choreographer Akram Khan mimes kneading the dough and putting it in the tandoori oven, then...
Government Must Not Cave in to Green Groups on Eco-Friendly Fracking, Says Former Minister
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor A SENIOR Tory MP today called on Theresa May to "get a grip" on the debate over fracking or risk losing a chance to cut carbon, reduce energy bills and create thousands of jobs. Robert Halfon spoke out after...
Hales Axed by England after Ban for Drugs; BATSMAN SENT HOME EARLY FROM TRAINING CAMP AND DITCHED FROM PRELIMINARY WORLD CUP SQUADHales Is Axed by England after He Serves Drugs Ban
Byline: Will Macpherson Cricket Correspondent ALEX HALES has been axed from England's World Cup squad after serving a ban for recreational drugs use. Hales was initially said to be missing from Nottinghamshire's Royal London One-Day Cup campaign...
Hales Axed by England after Ban for Drugs; BATSMAN SENT HOME EARLY FROM TRAINING CAMP AND DITCHED FROM PRELIMINARY WORLD CUP SQUAD Vince Likely to Get Big Chance
Byline: Will Macpherson Cricket Correspondent ALEX HALES has been axed from England's World Cup squad after serving a ban for recreational drugs use. Hales was initially said to be missing from Nottinghamshire's Royal London One-Day Cup campaign...
Idyllic Istria Is for All Seasons; CROATIA Head North-West for a Region with History, Character and Truffles, Says Simon Calder
OCTOBER was into its stride, but deep within Istria the sun refused to call it a day. As church bells chimed 7pm and night infiltrated from the east, the sky remained a canvas of pink and gold. The EU's choice of October 31, 2019, as Britain's current...
'I'll Be Bringing Back Two Girls': Rapist's Chilling Boast; Attacker Paid PS90 for Hotel Room after Kidnapping Victims
Byline: John Dunne, Adebola Lamuye and Justin Davenport A MAN suspected of kidnapping and raping two women paid PS90 in cash for a hotel room and told staff he would be bringing back "two girls", it was claimed today. But the suspect never returned...
I Thought Dad Was Dead, Says Girl Hurt in Synagogue Shooting
Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent A SCHOOLGIRL who was injured in the California synagogue shooting described today how she feared her father had been killed. Noya Dahan, eight, suffered shrapnel wounds to her face and leg when a gunman...
Jason Statham Imposter Conned Woman out of More Than PS100k
Byline: Sophia Sleigh A LOVE-STRUCK woman handed over hundreds of thousands of pounds to a conman posing as Hollywood actor Jason Statham. The victim says she was conned out of the fortune after being bombarded with flirty messages from a scammer...
Just Three Little Words to Ease the Pain of Confusing Postcode Lottery
Byline: ENTREPRENEURS Alex Lawson IT FEELS as if the bosses at What-3Words are trying to make a point. Their app uses unique trios of words to pinpoint an exact location, rather than relying on postcodes. When you attempt to find the company's slick...
London Needs a Fairer System for Charging Its Drivers
Byline: Silviya Barrett THREE weeks ago, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan introduced a radical new scheme, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez). This is a much-needed and welcome measure to tackle toxic air in the city centre but it has some drawbacks....
Market Minnows Casting the Net on Tiddlers Who Want to Be Whales
Urban Logistics LONG considered a backwater of the property sector, warehouses have become one of its strongest investments, driven by the shift to shoppers purchasing online. Investors tend to lump industrial and logistics property together but,...
My Failed Attempt to Swap Our Dirty Old Diesel Left Me Exhausted Is It Time to Park the Car for Good?
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes IN THE middle of last week I found myself in a sprawling car dealership in west London, one of those industrial wastelands that's invisible in the patchwork of the capital until you discover it. This is where I bought...
Naked Woman Attacked Partner in Hotel Corridor with Wine Bottle in Drunken Row
Byline: Tony Palmer A NAKED young woman was caught on camera angrily brandishing a wine bottle as she chased her boyfriend along a hotel corridor after a drunken night out, a court heard. Amelia Oxenford, 21, pursued Alex Buttigieg from their...
On Our Wedding Day I Kept Calling Stephen 'Dave' -- I Have No Idea Why; LONDON LOVE STORIES
Stephen Einhorn and Jane Best Jobs: Co-founders of family jewellery business Stephen Einhorn (stepheneinhorn.co.uk) Ages: Stephen and Jane are both 62 Lives: Islington Length of time together: 41 years Status: Married The meet-cute Jane: We were matched...
Pressure Builds on Corbyn to Back New Vote; UNIONS AND MPs SAY: COME OFF THE FENCE'It's Time for Party to Act on Overwhelming Wishes of Members and Back Vote'
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy JEREMY CORBYN was hit by a growing revolt today as four union bosses ratcheted up pressure on the Labour leader to clearly back giving the public another say on Brexit. They lined up with senior MPs to urge...
Rapist Threatened to Kill Women as They Fled Car; Kidnap Victims Smash Bottle of Vodka over Attacker's Head
Byline: John Dunne, Adebola Lamuye and Justin Davenport A RAPIST who snatched two women off the street threatened to kill them as they escaped, it emerged today. The first woman was abducted in Chingford at 12.30am on Thursday, the second in...
Revenge of the Pizza Guy; TELEVISION Samson Kayo Has Milked His Time as a Delivery Boy for Sitcom Laughs, He Tells Bruce Dessau
SAMSON KAYO is a south Londoner and proud of it. He went to school there, he still lives there, and he filmed his new sitcom, Sliced, there. Despite Hollywood beckoning, he has no plans to relocate. Except maybe to move out of his mum's house and into...
Royal Opera House Graphic Designer in Court Charged with Girlfriend's Murder
Byline: Magda Ibrahim and Adebola Lamuye A GRAPHIC designer who has worked for the Royal Opera House appeared in court today charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Roderick Deakin-White, 37, appeared at Thames magistrates' court in connection...
Sadly for Britain, There's No 007 around to Impose Its Will on the World
Byline: Stephen King THERE'S a moment in Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig's second outing as James Bond when a minister offers M some sage diplomatic advice. "If we refuse to do business with villains we'd have almost no one to trade with the Russians...
Second Vote: Now Big Unions Gang Up on Corbyn; LABOUR LEADER 'MUST COME OFF FENCE' 'It's Time for Party to Act on Overwhelming Wishes of Members and Back Vote'
Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy JEREMY CORBYN was hit by a growing revolt today as four union bosses ratcheted up pressure on the Labour leader to clearly back giving the public another say on Brexit. They lined up with senior MPs to urge Mr Corbyn...
Social Media Has Rewired Our Brains and Turned Life into an Infinite Scroll
Byline: Lucy Tobin Notebook THE man who invented the infinite scroll which means we can continuously move down a neverending stream of social-media bitching, news and shopping without ever breaking the cycle by clicking "next page" regrets what...
'Someone Shouted "Rachael Would Be Proud of You". I Was a Blubbering Wreck for the Last 800m'
EVERY marathon runner understands that boost when the crowd shouts their name but for Steve Bland it was one runner's comment in particular that got him through yesterday's London race. Specifically, a fan of BBC Radio 5 Live podcast You, Me and...
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Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 19 When you made commitments, it seemed those things would work out and everybody would benefit. But changes in circumstances have made it clear you were optimistic. At least warn others things...
The Cat Burglars: Brazen Gang Steals Engine Parts in Seconds
Byline: Anthony France and Ross Lydall BRAZEN criminals were caught on camera using a power hacksaw to steal a car's catalytic convertor for its precious metals as new figures show thefts soared by 750 per cent in a year. An onlooker filmed on...
The Hottest Spot in London; WELLNESS the UK's First Heat Chamber Has Opened Its Doors, Bringing Contrast Therapy to London. Katie Strick Warms Up to a New Idea
PLUNGING yourself into minus 85-degree cold is always going to be a shock to the system, but there's something adrenaline-inducing about plunging there straight from a sizzling 90 degrees. Not that shocks are always a bad thing. For the skin and...
There's an App for That; BEAUTY Purpose-Built Base Brushes Are the New Must-Have for Your Make-Up Bag and Key to Flawless Foundations, Says Emma McCarthy
HOW to ace your base is the holy grail of beauty regimes across the capital. But while we may devote countless hours to sourcing the perfect Pantonematched shade or custom-made coverage, increasingly your choice of foundation is only half the winning...
Tobacco Giant Faces Probe over Social Media 'Ads for Teenagers'
Byline: leisure Michael Bow TOBACCO giant British American Tobacco is under investigation by the UK advertising watchdog over claims its Instagram posts broke rules by promoting vaping to underage teens. The Advertising Standards Authority has launched...
Travel Firms Set Fair as Brits Seek the Sun outside Europe
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland TRAVEL firms and airlines enjoyed a rare day in the sun as evidence emerged that Brits are still going on holiday -- just not to Europe. Thomas Cook released its latest holiday report today, which showed...
Two New Murder Squads after Met Says Wave of Killings Has Left It 'Really Stretched'
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor SCOTLAND Yard is to boost the number of teams investigating murders in London as a senior detective admitted the force was "really stretched" by the record level of killings last year. The Met is creating...
Watts: I Struggled with My Character in Race Drama
Miranda Bryant in New York NAOMI WATTS said her film Luce will be challenging viewing, as she hit the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday. The actress was among stars promoting their latest work in New York, with Margot Robbie and...
We Want Ferrari to Start Putting Up a Fight, Says Hamilton
Byline: formula one Matt Majendie Coverage in association with LEWIS HAMILTON wants Ferrari to finally launch a championship challenge at the next race in Spain. Mercedes made history as the first team to seal a one-two in the opening four grands...
We Want Ferrari to Start Putting Up a Fight, Says Hamilton
Byline: formula one Matt Majendie Coverage in association with LEWIS HAMILTON wants Ferrari to finally launch a championship challenge at the next race in Spain. Mercedes made history as the first team to seal a one-two in the opening four grands...
Who Is the Real 'H'? as the Capital Gears Up for This Weekend's Nail-Biting Line of Duty Finale, One Person Knows the Answer to the Show's Key Question. Alastair McKay Meets TV Mastermind Jed Mercurio and Hears How He's Transformed Sunday Nights
HOW do you suppose a conversation with Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio would go? Would it be an indiscrete ramble through the issues of the day, in which the writer lets rip? Or an act of forensic dentistry in which opinions are nuanced and the true...
Woman Set Herself Alight and Died at Tory Donor's Care Home
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent A PENSIONER died after accidentally setting herself on fire at a care home run by a Conservative Party donor, a court heard. Rosina McDonald was found crying out for help when her clothes and hair caught...
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