News archive from 3 April 2011, page 13

Banking 'not competitive enough'

BANKS are making life too difficult for customers who want to switch accounts to their rivals, MPs warned yesterday. The public is being kept in the dark about fees and charges and the UK banking industry was simply not competitive enough, a...

People, 00:31 in World News
 

A life less ordinary: Tobias Jones

We've got a chronic shortage of shelters here and have many more people wanting to come than we can accommodate. I mention the problem to Vicki Purple, a friend from Glastonbury who seems to know everyone in that weird and wonderful town, and she...

 

Soccer star Charlie Oatway writes biography after learning to read

SOCCER star Charlie Oatway has written his autobiography - five years after learning to read. The former Brighton and Cardiff midfielder, 37, joined an adult literacy class after getting lost driving to a game because he couldn"t read signs....

People, 00:31 in World News
 

Ideas for modern living: being ourselves

Imagine a hostess pressing a piece of cake upon you. Some parts of your brain want the glucose, while other parts care about your diet; some parts look at the short-term gain, others at long-term strategy. Perhaps the battle tips towards your emotions...

 

It's not easy being green… rating white goods

On the surface it looks good. Some 95% of dishwashers and 98% of washing machines now claim to be A-rated. Until you realise that for an appliance not to score an A it would need to belch out a visible cloud of soot during every wash. The point of...

 

The beauty spot: dark foundation

Traditionally, foundation only came in three shades: fair, medium and dark. And dark was never really dark, it was just half a shade darker than medium. Us girls with browner skin would have to make do and wear foundation that we knew didn't match our...

 
Five things I know about style: Miles Kane

Five things I know about style: Miles Kane

1 I've always loved clothes. They're a big part of my life. I wore my fair share of Lacoste trackies growing up in Liverpool, but then I discovered Oasis and the Strokes, and they influenced the way I wanted to look. 2 Music and fashion have a...

 
April: the to-do list

April: the to-do list

COLD FRONT The narcissus I brought from London to Somerset are virused. Early aphids will have been the vector, sucking sap from one and passing it on to another. I will burn the lot once they have flowered and dead-head those that are still healthy....

 
JOHN TERRY PENALTY BAN AFTER MISS-COW

JOHN TERRY PENALTY BAN AFTER MISS-COW

CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti is gunning for revenge. Italian Carlo Ancelotti last night revealed the passion, anger and frustration his players feel about the last time they met Manchester United in the Champions League. The Blues came within a...

Daily Star, 00:33 in Sport
 
Nigel Slater's classic ribollita

Nigel Slater's classic ribollita

Literally "re-boiled", this sustaining, ancient recipe is the very essence of kitchen economy – a big fat soup substantial enough to be a main course. THE RECIPE Leave 2 peeled onions, 2 carrots, 3 peeled cloves of garlic and 3 ribs of...

 
Train travel in France: Carte blanche

Train travel in France: Carte blanche

A 100km stretch of beach from St-Raphaël to the Italian border, the Côte d'Azur is holiday heaven. International celebrities have long flocked to Cannes, British families to Antibes. But it was French tourists, perennial visitors to dozens of...

 
Earliest eyewitness account of the Holocaust finally to be published in UK

Earliest eyewitness account of the Holocaust finally to be published in UK

The extraordinary memoir of a Polish resistance fighter who gave the first eyewitness report on the Holocaust to the Allies is to be published for the first time in Britain, and is to be made into a film by the producer of The King's Speech. The Story...

 
Italy in suspense as 'bunga bunga' trial is poised to lift lid on Berlusconi's antics

Italy in suspense as 'bunga bunga' trial is poised to lift lid on Berlusconi's antics

The world's media are ready and 190 witnesses have been called, among them a foreign minister, a Hollywood star, a footballing legend and 33 alleged prostitutes. Italy is holding its breath this week for the start of the most sensational trial in its...

 

Think motherhood turns your brain to mush? Think again | Gaby Hinsliff

It's rare that anyone is quite so refreshingly upfront about it, I suppose. More often it lingers unspoken, just below the surface: glimpsed perhaps in the maddening tendency to speak unusually slowly and brightly to pregnant women. Or in the branding...

 
Israeli authors join campaign to keep Arab bookseller in the country

Israeli authors join campaign to keep Arab bookseller in the country

On the edge of the busy forecourt of Jerusalem's world-famous American Colony hotel, Munther Fahmi is in his usual spot; sitting in the bookshop that has become a haven of tolerance for scholars in a bitterly divided city. For 13 years, Fahmi has...

 


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