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Evening Standard - London, April 02, 2014

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Restaurant Group Books a New Chief

THE Restaurant Group, owner of Garfunkel's, Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito, has chosen an internal candidate to replace its long- standing chief executive Andrew Page. Danny Breithaupt, currently managing director of the group's leisure division, will take over from Page at the start of September, having worked alongside him for the next few months. Chairman Alan Jackson said Breithaupt "has been instrumental in developing and steering our leisure business to its current market- leading posit...

Drones Key As Telegraph Lays Out Its Tech Future Strategy

THE future of the Daily Telegraph brand will involve more entertainment and personal-style "me" stories, greater use of new technology like video cameras on miniature drones, and less reliance on its Right-wing views. That is according to new Telegraph editor-in-chief Jason Seiken, who today used a flying drone during an address to advertisers to show how the newspaper group was becoming a "digital-native, entertainment and news organisation".

Americana for the Cool Crowd

18 Charlotte Street, W1(020 7580 3842, barnyard-london.com), no bookings. Mon-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-4pm. A meal for two with drinks, about [pounds]86 excluding service. BARNYARD OOF! Bit of indigestion today. It's more my fault than Barnyard's, though. Let me explain. This tiny, friendly hutch of reclaimed wood and corrugated iron Americana on Charlotte Street is the second venture of superstar chef Ollie Dabbous and his business partner Oskar Kinsberg, a companion and complement to the ach...

8 Million Views On London, 1 Place to Share Them.

The London Evening Standard is giving you the opportunity to have your views heard and help us shape our future editorial direction across all of print, online, apps, mobile and events. You can also get involved in the planning for the most exciting television event in more than a decade: the launch this year of ESTV's London Live, the first 24-hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week general entertainment channel for London.

Live but Not in Person ; Pop

atomic bomb: who is william onyeabor? Barbican Hall, EC2 THESE days the most obscure vinyl can be owned with a couple of mouse clicks, and practically every band that has ever existed is reunited and touring heavily, so it's pleasing to learn that there's still a little mystery out there. It took David Byrne's Luaka Bop label five years to find Nigerian musician William Onyeabor and secure his permission to reissue some of the extraordinary electrofunk that he self-released between 1978 and 1...

Opera ; What Else Is New ...

Prince Igor/novaya opera theatre, moscow Coliseum, WC2 AN OPERA set in Ukraine that celebrates, not Russian victory, but Russian dignity in defeat? Borodin's Prince Igor may seem an odd choice to bring to London as part of the UK-Russian Year of Culture but the first visit of Moscow's Novaya Opera was planned long before Putin's little Crimean adventure.

Life After Moriarty ; Playing the Villain in Tv's Sherlock Catapulted Andrew Scott Into a New League -- One That has Helped Him Understand His New Role As a Rock Star Paying the Cost of Celebrity in Simon Stephens's New Play, Birdland, As He Tells Liz Hoggard

IKEEP thinking of that phrase: 'Fame is a mask that eats the face'," Andrew Scott tells me. "If everyone's looking at you the whole time, you have to be pretty secure about who you are." He appears pretty secure today, eating biscuits, cross-legged on his chair in a north London rehearsal room, as he paraphrases American author John Updike. We're talking about the cost of celebrity as explored by Simon Stephens in his new play, Birdland, in which Scott plays a disintegrating rock star on the ...

My London

Billy Wingrove @F2Freestylers RESTAURANT Nando's. Ha! It's just the best. Especially the Kensington High Street one near London Live. I've got a black card.

F2 Boys Kick Up a Storm ; As They Launch Their Series for London Live This Week, Stefano Hatfield Meets Britain's Best Football Freestylers, the F2 Boys

FOR a couple of failed would-be professional footballers, Billy Wingrove, 31, and Jeremy Lynch, 26, haven't done badly out of the game. As the F2 Boys, they are arguably Britain's bestknown freestyle footballers -- their YouTube channel has just hit more than 200,000 subscribers -- and this week they launched their first television series, F2 Kicks Off, on London Live. Their breathtaking tricks weren't enough to get them full-time contracts at their beloved Spurs and Arsenal but rather than g...

Bare-Faced Cheek

Anya Holdstock may have chosen a cast of fresh-faced teens to star in her make-up-free selfie campaign, but can us mere mortals really expect to look anything short of terrifying if caught on film with our mascara at bay? Yes, says Holdstock. Here are her tips. TOTALLY ADDICTED TO BASE Be sure to cleanse and moisturise. A lip conditioner and eyebrow brush will also come in useful.

Jamie and I Are Thinking About a Fifth Baby, Says Jools Oliver

JOOLS OLIVER says she and her husband, the TV chef Jamie, are thinking about having a fifth baby after their children said they want another brother or sister. The Olivers already have Poppy, 12, Daisy, 10, Petal, four, and Buddy Bear, three. While 39-year-old Mrs Oliver -- who does the school run with Myleene Klass -- admits feeling the strain of competitive mothering she said it would not stop her ruling out adding to her family.

London Up for Breakfast Radio Awards

LONDON stations will dominate the contest for breakfast show of the year at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards. With the nominations announced today, Nick Ferrari at Breakfast on LBC; The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross on BBC London; and Capital FM's Breakfast Show with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon, are all in with a chance.

Tube Staff 'Didn't Have a Clue What to Do As We Were Stuck in Stifling Lift'

TUBE passengers criticised transport bosses today after being trapped in a lift in "stifling heat" for more than an hour while alarms blared. About 20 passengers were stuck in the elevator at Elephant and Castle when power cuts across parts of south London caused it to break down.

Signalman Retires After 55 Years

LONDON Underground's longest serving member of staff has retired after 55 years. Allan Hoare, 72, started as a signalling consultant at the Northern Line Signalling Control Centre in 1959. Over the course of his career, he has greeted the Queen twice -- first at the opening of the Victoria line in Cobourg Street in 1969, and last year at Baker Street to commemorate the Tube's 150th anniversary.

Escalators Upgrade 'Will Cut Need for Station Closures'

ESCALATORS in Underground stations are to be standardised under plans to improve reliability and make them easier to maintain. London Underground boss Mike Brown claimed that passengers can look forward to fewer lengthy station closures for escalator replacements.

Starting Tonight On London Live

Twenty Twelve: 9pm Hugh Bonneville's head of Olympic deliverance Ian Fletcher and Jessica Hynes's Siobhan Sharpe, the nightmare PR woman from Perfect Curve, are among the best modernday comic creations around. You may have just come across them in the BBC's new Twenty Twelve spinoff show, W1A, where Fletcher is head of values at the BBC while Sharpe is head of brand. You may want to remind yourself of just how funny the well-meaning but Kafkaesque, highly-paid and incompetent staff of the ODC...

Bar Gazer

PROUD ARCHIVIST The buzz: a combined gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and events space in a beautiful setting on the Regent's Canal in Haggerston. The deal: a very spacious, contemporary and light space with window walls that maximise canal views. Cocktails from the new list were a bit hit and miss, but we don't doubt that they will get better with time. In the meantime, there is a very extensive craft beer list to get stuck into and a wine list (screw- tops only) curated by wine writer and loc...

Bare Naked Ladies ; Beauty Scrapping the Slap has Taken Off This Spring. Photographer Anya Holdstock Tells Cleanfaced Karen Dacre How to Snap the Perfect No Make-Up Selfie

THIS morning I took a grand total of 16 seconds to apply my make- up. But don't alert the smug police just yet -- this high-speed beautifying process has nothing to do with me having a fresh face to rival a 15-yearold Kate Moss (I'm more than double that age and drank more than my fair share of cheap merlot on Saturday night). It's because my make-up bag and I are taking a well-earned break from each other. Yes, following years spent picking flecks of two- day-old mascara out of my eyelashes ...

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