News A woman allegedly leaves a care home with a Christmas tree in Camberwell.

An alleged thief has been caught on camera supposedly stealing a Christmas tree from a care home in south London.

Archer's key libel trial witness `invented his alibi'

FRESH ALLEGATIONS of perjury in Lord Archer's libel trial emerged last night when it was reported that the disgraced peer's main witness had invented his alibi.

The Archer Affair: Vital questions that remain unanswered

SEVEN DAYS after the revelation that Lord Archer asked a friend to lie in court for him, crucial questions remain unanswered.

Fantasy groom

How do I look? If there's one thing more eye-catching than a room decorated with purple walls and faux-Georgian furniture, it's the man in leather trousers and flowing silk shirt behind it all. Meet Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, the handy dandy of daytime television

Visual Art: Land of the living dead

Mimmo Paladino South London Gallery, London Mimmo Paladino/ Brian Eno Roundhouse, London

Obituary: Helen Roeder

WHEN THE painter Carel Weight died two years ago, most of his obituaries said that Helen Roeder was his companion for 50 years. In fact it was 68 years; they were married for the last seven.

Finance: The true value of your well-crafted CV

THERE'S SOMETHING cruelly enjoyable in interviews. I don't mean when you're the one up for the job, of course. On those occasions you feel like a specimen in some far- distant laboratory being prodded by aliens to see what makes you tick, especially if you've watched too many episodes of Star Trek.

Giving the game away

The column: As a young man, Howard Jacobson was faced with a life- defining decision - sporting prowess versus academia. Even now, he's not sure he got it entirely right

Design: Secrets of a century of inspiration

What began as teaching aids for students is now a fascinating collection of art across a range of media

Obituary: Mike Elliott

MIKE ELLIOTT was a committed artist and inspirational teacher at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts for over 40 years. It seems appropriate, if death can ever be seen thus, that he suffered a heart attack while on his way to teach there; he never regained consciousness and died in University College Hospital opposite the Slade School of Fine Art which he had attended as a student.

Travel UK: Such success, opulence and perfection!

So, do architects really live in minimalist houses that are a homage to chrome? Well, some of them do, as Peter Conchie discovered on a new London tour

The Davies Affair: The History

Monday 26 October

Davies affair: man in court

A MAN appeared before magistrates in South London yesterday charged in connection with the theft of possessions belonging to Ron Davies, the former Welsh Secretary who resigned last week.

Davies denies 'press slurs'

RON DAVIES, the former Welsh Secretary, last night attacked the latest allegations about his private life in the wake of his resignation.
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