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Articles from May 28, 2019

A List; News and Gossip from the World of Showbiz, Edited by Alistair Foster with Emma Powell
Jourdan and co are ones to watch at yacht party all at BRITISH star Jourdan Dunn and fellow supermodels Winnie Harlow and Bella Hadid bring catwalk glamour to a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of TAG Heuer's Monaco Watch. Dunn, above, Harlow,...
A Short-Cut Guide to Seamless Summer Style; FASHION from Bermudas to Boxers the Thighs Have It This Season as Shorts Return to Form. Emma McCarthy Has the Measure
1. New denim Long gone are the days of stonewashed and thigh-high skimming Daisy Dukes. Denim shorts in 2019 are an altogether more sensible affair, with long-line and deceptively dark shades prevailing. Try pairing ELV Denim's knee-grazing black jean...
A Tough New World to Rekindle an Old Flame for Builders
Byline: Jim Armitage City Editor COMMENT SOME people just can't let go. They say their teary farewells and move on to a new love, but soon enough, they hanker for the old one again. Greg Fitzgerald's on-off affair with Galliford Try could be...
Back Lib-Dems to Steer the UK Away from Brexit; EDITOR'S REPLY
Byline: George Osborne Editor THE Brexit Party is nothing more than Ukip mark two and will fade just like Ukip did. The problem we have is that far too many people just do not realise the importance of our European Union membership. That message...
Battle Rages in Labour Party as More Senior Figures Back Second Referendum
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter FRESH Labour splits emerged today over the party's pivot towards a second Brexit referendum in the wake of its disastrous European election performance. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, right, became...
Bid War Hopes Boost Galliford after Bovis Offer Talks Collapse
Byline: CONSTRUCTION Joanna Bourke CITY investors piled into struggling construction giant Galliford Try today, on hopes that its decision to reject a PS950 million approach for its housebuilding arm from Bovis Homes could lead to an auction. ...
Change in Law to Shield Londoners on the Move from Sharp Practices
Byline: Simon Read CARMEN Balzano was desperate to find a new flat, but ended up a victim of an unscrupulous letting agent who ripped her off for hundreds of pounds. The 47-year-old therapist saw an ad for a good-sized flat in a house share in...
Chi-Med Looks like a Healthy Bet in Its Major Drugs Push
Byline: Anthony Hilton CHI-MED otherwise known as Hutchison China MediTech has long been a favourite of this column, where it is one of the new producers of cancer-related drugs and therapies. Tomorrow is the start of an exercise to get the shares...
'Designer-Clad Psychopaths Inspired Villanelle' London Academic on How He Helped Bring Killing Eve's Assassin to Life
Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent THE psychologist who worked on Killing Eve drew on prison work with psychopaths to help bring cold-blooded killer Villanelle to the screen. Jodie Comer recently won a Bafta for her portrayal of the murderous...
Did Top Corbynites Target Paul Mason? @ESTHELONDONER Thelondoner@standard.Co.UK
Byline: Charlotte Edwardes PAUL Mason, right, the influential Corbynite commentator, has become the latest victim of Labour's increasingly vicious struggles over Brexit after he demanded the resignation of senior party figures, including Labour...
Doubt over Khan Target as Half of Approved Homes Do Not Get Built
Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor FRESH doubt was thrown on Sadiq Khan's ability to hit his housing targets today by "staggering" figures showing how almost half the proposed new homes in London do not get built despite winning planning...
Ex-JLS Star Cleared of Raping Woman after Gig
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent BOYBAND star Oritse Williams walked free from court today after being cleared of raping a woman in a hotel room after a gig. The former JLS singer, 32, was accused of attacking the woman in December 2016...
Fans' Groups Seek Talks over 'Shambles'
Byline: James Olley and Simon Johnson in Baku PROMINENT fans groups from Arsenal and Chelsea are seeking talks with UEFA to avoid a repeat of the farce that has left both London clubs returning thousands of tickets for tomorrow's Europa League Final....
Fans' Groups Seek UEFA Talks over 'Absolute Shambles' of Venue Choice
Byline: James Olley and Simon Johnson in Baku PROMINENT fans groups from Arsenal and Chelsea are seeking talks with UEFA to avoid a repeat of the farce that has left both London clubs returning thousands of tickets for tomorrow's Europa League Final....
Going Back to the Good Old Days Doesn't Work When the Spice Girls and Girl Power Are Reduced to #Ad
IN Year Four, my school shoehorned The Spice Girls into a production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, for reasons known only to the dramaturge, Mrs Horner, a visionary trapped in a primary school day job. Every girl in my mixed-school year was invited...
Hospital Will Pay Millions to Girl over Brain Injury Suffered at Birth
Byline: Sophia Sleigh A GIRL aged 12 is set for a multi-million pound payment after suffering a serious brain injury at birth. Sharani Sasikaran, of Wembley, has finally received an apology from Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow over injuries...
If Bowyer Leaves Charlton the Players Will Revolt, Says Taylor
Byline: Giuseppe Muro LEE BOWYER is set to go into the final month of his contract at Charlton with his future unresolved despite leading the Addicks to promotion. Charlton beat Sunderland 2-1 in the League One play-off final but the manager...
I'll Talk to Red Len and Farage on Brexit, Says Rory Stewart; Tory Dismisses 'Wizard of Oz' No Dealers and Suggests Archbishop Could Mediate
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor and Charlotte Edwardes RORY STEWART today attacked nodeal Brexiteers for "Wizard of Oz" thinking and revealed he has reached out to trade union firebrand Len McCluskey and moderate Labour MPs. In an exclusive...
I'll Talk to Red Len and Farage on Brexit, Says Rory Stewart; Tory Dismisses 'Wizard of Oz' No Dealers and Suggests Archbishop Could Mediate
Byline: Joe Murphy Political Editor and Charlotte Edwardes RORY STEWART today attacked nodeal Brexiteers for "Wizard of Oz" thinking and revealed he has reached out to trade union firebrand Len McCluskey and moderate Labour MPs. In an exclusive...
In a Blazer Glory: Why a Classic Workwear Staple Is the Ultimate Festival Headliner
Byline: Karen Dacre What to wear THE urban festival -- see Victoria Park's All Points East, which got underway on Friday -- is a complex phenomenon. At least it is as far as getting dressed up is concerned, with live music, festival toilets and...
In a Blazer Glory: Why a Classic Workwear Staple Is the Ultimate Festival Headliner
Byline: Karen Dacre What to wear THE urban festival see Victoria Park's All Points East, which got underway on Friday is a complex phenomenon. At least it is as far as getting dressed up is concerned, with live music, festival toilets and the opportunity...
I've Negotiated in Iraq I Can Handle the Tories; He's Electrifying Crowds on the Campaign Trail by Speaking Dari and Standing for the 'Radical Centre'. Tory Leadership Hopeful Rory Stewart Tells Charlotte Edwardes and Joe Murphy Why Time in Afghanistan Prepared Him for No 10
RORY Stewart has just arrived at KFC in Barking. It's day four of "campaigning proper", as he puts it, for the Tory leadership. The International Development Secretary has chosen Barking because it is a no-deal Brexit enclave and he wants "to talk...
Kane: I Don't Have Weak Ankles It's Just Bad Luck; Kane: I've Been Unlucky with Injuries but I'm Ready to Play My Part in Final
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick and Giuseppe Muro HARRY KANE has insisted he does not have long-term ankle problems after declaring himself fit for Saturday's Champions League Final. The Tottenham striker returned to training on Friday following the fifth...
Kane: I Don't Have Weak Ankles. It's Just Bad Luck; Kane: I've Been Unlucky with Injuries but I'm Ready to Play My Part in Final
Byline: Dan Kilpatrick and Giuseppe Muro HARRY KANE has insisted he does not have long-term ankle problems after declaring himself fit for Saturday's Champions League Final. The Tottenham striker returned to training on Friday following the fifth...
Lizzo for PM? Empowering and Revelatory Set Fizzes with Passion, Positivity and Twerking
REVIEW Lizzo O2 Forum Kentish Town, NW5 Gemma Samways IN AN age where "female empowerment" sometimes feels as though it has been reduced to a marketing device, Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson is a revelation. A rapper, singer, flautist, and nudeselfie enthusiast,...
London Goes from Strength to Strength in Science
Byline: Roger Highfield THE story of how London turned from a small city into a scientific powerhouse is remarkable, so much so that we should be confident it will continue to thrive despite political uncertainty. Tonight, at the Science Museum,...
London's Murder Toll Hits 50 as Two Men Are Stabbed to Death in Bank Holiday Violence
Byline: Isobel Frodsham, Justin Davenport and Adebola Lamuye TWO young men were stabbed to death on a weekend of bloodshed which took the total number of people murdered on the streets of London this year to 50. A man is also fighting for his...
London's Murder Toll Hits 50 as Two Men Are Stabbed to Death in Bank Holiday Violence
Byline: Isobel Frodsham, Justin Davenport and Adebola Lamuye TWO young men were stabbed to death on a weekend of bloodshed which took the total number of people murdered on the streets of London this year to 50. A man was also fighting for his...
London's Underbelly Dragged into the Modern World
theatre Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) Lyric Hammersmith, W6 Fiona Mountford THE Beggar's Opera (1728) is the gift that keeps on giving. John Gay's satire of London's underbelly has never waned in popularity and was, of course, memorably...
Lord's Hundred Team to Be Named London Spirit as Oval Talks Continue
Byline: EXCLUSIVE Will Macpherson THE team based at Lord's in the ECB's new competition, The Hundred, are set to be called London Spirit. The eight team identities -- from names to colours -- are being kept tightly under wraps and will not be...
Lord's Hundred Team to Be Named London Spirit as Oval Talks Continue
Byline: EXCLUSIVE Will Macpherson THE team based at Lord's in the ECB's new competition, The Hundred, are set to be called London Spirit. The eight team identities from names to colours are being kept tightly under wraps and will not be announced...
Macron Plans to Be EU's Kingmaker with Party's First MEPs
Byline: Peter Allen and Kate Proctor FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron was hoping to assert himself as the "kingmaker" of the EU today. The head of state was attending a series of meetings in Brussels after his governing Republic on the Move (LREM)...
Miners Forge Ahead as Brazil Disaster Causes Iron Shortage
Byline: MARKET ROUND-UP Mark Shapland A GLOBAL shortage in iron ore sent London's miners to the top of the FTSE100 leaderboard today as the world's largest economies scramble to get their hands on the commodity. Iron ore is the main ingredient...
Morgan: It's Hard to Be Calm When We're All So Excited!
Byline: Will Macpherson Cricket Correspondent EOIN MORGAN'S final message to his players before England take on South Africa on Thursday in the opening game of a home World Cup was to embrace the "huge compliment" of being favourites. Morgan...
Morgan: We're Confident and Happy to Be Favourites
Byline: Will Macpherson Cricket Correspondent EOIN MORGAN'S final message to his players before England take on South Africa on Thursday in the opening game of a home World Cup was to embrace the "huge compliment" of being favourites. Morgan...
Now Abraham's Ready to Be a Winner with Chelsea
Byline: Simon Collings TAMMY ABRAHAM has told Chelsea he is ready to lead the line for them next season after firing Aston Villa back into the Premier League. The striker moved to Villa on loan last summer and yesterday he capped off a dream...
Now Tammy's Ready to Shine at Chelsea
Byline: Simon Collings TAMMY ABRAHAM has told Chelsea he is ready to lead the line for them next season after firing Aston Villa back into the Premier League. The striker moved to Villa on loan last summer and yesterday he capped off a dream...
Number of Police on Long-Term Sick Doubles after Knife Crime Surge
Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Editor THE number of Met officers on sick leave is soaring as a police leader warns that they are dealing with a "war zone" on London's streets. Figures show that the number of Met staff on long-term sick leave...
'Pioneer' Cancer Specialist Died of Rare Reaction to Yellow Fever Jab
Byline: Tristan Kirk Courts Correspondent A WORLD-RENOWNED cancer specialist hailed as a "pioneer" by Prince William died of a rare complication from a yellow fever vaccination, an inquest has found. Professor Martin Gore CBE, below, died eight...
Professor Brian Is Back, Radiating Boyish Enthusiasm like the Sun Warming the Planets
Byline: Alastair McKay The Viewer The Planets BBC Two, 9pm SOMETIMES, when the light falls kindly on Professor Brian Cox, he looks like the successor to Sir David Attenborough. This is not about proximity to animals: if it's the beasts you want,...
Provident Bidder Suffers Blow as M&G Snubs Deal
Byline: financial services Sinon English THE acrimonious PS1.3 billion bid from Non-Standard Finance for Provident Financial took another twist today when M&G said it is against the deal. NSF, led by former Provident boss John van Kuffeler,...
PS100,000 Spent on Jewels One Day, PS232,000 the Next: Banker's Wife and Her London Shopping Spree; Martin Bentham Lifts the Lid on the Extraordinary Lifestyle Enjoyed by the Wife of a Jailed Businessman the Target of Britain's First Unexplained Wealth Order
EXTRAORDINARY new details of how a banker's wife splashed out PS16 million at Harrods using allegedly "dirty money" are revealed today for the first time with the publication of her full loyalty card bill at the store. Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, of Knightsbridge,...
Race Hate Probe Is Another Blow for Corbyn; OFFICIAL INQUIRY INTO 'ANTI-SEMITISM' 'This Is a Day of Great Shame for Labour the Leadership Failed to Respond to Repeated Warnings'
Byline: Kate Proctor Political Reporter JEREMY CORBYN was hit by a major blow today when the equalities watchdog launched a probe into allegations of anti-Semitism within Labour. The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced it had started...
REAL SAY 'DREAM' HAZARD DEAL IS ON; SPANISH CLUB CONFIDENT THEY WILL FINALLY SIGN STAR IN SUMMER Kante Set for Late Fitness Test on Hamstring Strain
Byline: Simon Johnson in Baku REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez says signing Eden Hazard this summer is his dream and is confident a transfer will be agreed with Chelsea. Standard Sport revealed last week that Real are planning to complete...
REAL SAY 'DREAM' HAZARD DEAL IS ON; SPANISH CLUB CONFIDENT THEY WILL FINALLY SIGN STAR IN SUMMERThe Most Important Thing Is Bringing Back Trophy, Says Hazard
Byline: Simon Johnson in Baku REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez says signing Eden Hazard this summer is his dream and is confident a transfer will be agreed with Chelsea. Standard Sport revealed last week that Real are planning to complete...
Revealed: PS16m Harrods Spree of 'Dirty Money' Banker's Wife; PS100,000 Spent on Jewels One Day, PS232,000 the Next: Banker's Wife and Her London Shopping Spree
Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor EXTRAORDINARY details of how a banker's wife splashed out PS16 million at Harrods using allegedly "dirty money" are revealed today for the first time with the publication of her full loyalty card bill at...
Schoolgirls Targeted in Knife Rampage at Bus Stop
Byline: JAPAN John Dunne A KNIFEMAN screaming "I will kill you" attacked schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop in Japan today, killing two people and wounding at least 16 before reportedly taking his own life. Most of the victims were schoolgirls...
Siren Voices of Hard Brexit Could Lure Tory Leadership Rivals to Their Doom
Byline: Anne McElvoy THE Tory leadership race coincides with the new series of Love Island. So you can either watch fit people in thongs and bikinis "coupling up" for love, money and friendship. Or you could settle for 10 hopefuls (and counting)...
Soft Furnishings; TRENDS the Year's Most Talked about Pair of Sandals Are Perfect for Those Seeking Some Comfort. Sink into the Yola, Says Karen Dacre
STACKED-SOLE trainers, bumster pants and anything by Miuccia Prada -- fashion works best when it divides opinion. Certainly, it makes for bemused entertainment and increased comedy value at the pub. This season's wearable Marmite comes from Budapest-born...
Some Dancers Would Refuse to Partner Me I'd Knock Them over; DANCE the Royal Ballet's Superstar Natalia Osipova Talks to Emma Byrne about Her 'Strong Energy', Her Crazy Schedule and Her Notorious Ex, Sergei Polunin
NATALIA OSIPOVA is one of the world's great ballerinas and the Royal Ballet's most bankable star. So it comes as something of a surprise to learn there are dancers out there who would refuse to perform with her. "I know at least a couple who wouldn't...
Standard Celebrates London Entrepreneurs; SME AND START-UP OF THE YEAR
Byline: Angela Jameson SMEs and start-ups are in the capital's DNA. Our short-listed SMEs and start-ups represent the very best of entrepreneurial spirit in the capital. Apex Airspace brings a new solution to London's housing crisis by turning unused...
Stars
Byline: SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL Aries March 20 - April 19 One of your points of pride is that you not only refuse to compromise your beliefs, you speak your mind, even when others aren't ready to hear the truth. Now, however, before you say a word,...
Time to Get AWOL; Advertisement featureListen Up, Londoners: It's Time to Ditch the Desk Dining and Head outside. Our Friends at Red Bull Are Encouraging People to Get Active during Their Lunch Hour
Not-so fun fact: far too many people are working through their lunch hour - and in some cases not even leaving their desks at all. If this sounds familiar, it's time to change your status to AWOL - Active When On Lunch - with the help of our friends...
Tories Are about to Crash into the Solid Brexit Wall
IT'S worth spelling out the car crash facing the Conservative Party. It may seem obvious, but most of its members and even MPs seem oblivious to it. Let's start with the vehicle. The results of the latest political MOT, the European elections, were...
Tories AT WAR OVER NO DEAL THREATS; HUNT, STEWART AND GAUKE LEAD ATTACK ON RIVALS READY TO CRASH OUT OF EU Hunt: No Deal Risks an Election and That Would Be Catastrophic for Tories
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy THE Tory leadership race escalated into open warfare over no deal today as three Cabinet ministers hit out at Brexiteers ready to crash Britain out of the EU within months. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt,...
Tories at War over No Deal Threats: Ministers Slam Rivals Ready to Crash Out
Byline: Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy THE Tory leadership race escalated into open warfare over no deal today as three Cabinet ministers hit out at Brexiteers ready to crash Britain out of the EU within months. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt,...
We're Accused of Not Coping Well with Pressure I Think the Bigger the Occasion, the Better Arsenal Get
Byline: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PETR CECH James Olley Chief Football Correspondent A WRY smile often crept across Arsene Wenger's face when he was asked to react to the latest manager unceremoniously shoved through the revolving door at Chelsea. ...
We're Accused of Not Coping Well with Pressure. I Think the Bigger the Occasion, the Better Arsenal Get
Byline: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PETR CECH James Olley Chief Football Correspondent A WRY smile often crept across Arsene Wenger's face when he was asked to react to the latest manager unceremoniously shoved through the revolving door at Chelsea. ...
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