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West Ham co-owner David Gold recovering well in hospital, says daughter Jacqueline

West Ham co-chairman David Gold is recovering well from cholangitis and septicaemia, his daughter Jacqueline said.

Gold went into hospital on Sunday after being taken ill on Wednesday evening.

Since then, the Hammers have been inundated with messages of support for the 74-year-old, who missed the team’s crucial 3-1 win over Liverpool last weekend. Continue reading...

West Ham beat Tottenham to win Olympic stadium backing

West Ham plan to retain the athletics track at the stadium in Stratford

West Ham have won the backing of Olympic bosses in the battle for the 2012 stadium, BBC London has learned.

Olympic Park Legacy Company executives have decided the offer from the club – which would retain the athletics track – is better than Tottenham’s rival bid.

They are expected to ask the company’s board to announce West Ham as the preferred bidder on Friday. Continue reading...

Nanny jailed over poisoning bid on Ann Summers boss

Allison Cox was hired by multi-millionaire tycoon Ms Gold to look after her child

A nanny who tried to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold by lacing her asparagus soup with screenwash has been jailed for 12 months.

Allison Cox, of East Grinstead, West Sussex, admitted administering poison with intent to annoy last month. 

Cox, 33, was hired by lingerie tycoon Ms Gold, 50, to look after her child at her home in Whyteleafe, Surrey. 

Guildford Crown Court heard Cox was trying to get the chef who prepared the soup into trouble. Continue reading...

Ann Summers Boss’ Nanny in Court

A NANNY appeared in court today charged with poisoning Ann Summers underwear store boss Jacqueline Gold by spiking her food with screenwash.
Alison Cox, 33, was hired by the multi-millionaire underwear tycoon to look after her child Scarlett at her mansion in Whyteleafe, Surrey.

The allegations reportedly came to light after Miss Gold, 50, grew suspicious when meals cooked by her personal chef tasted odd. Continue reading...

Nanny appears in court charged with attempting to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold

A nanny appeared in court today charged with attempting to poison Jacqueline Gold, the Ann Summers boss, by contaminating her food with screen wash, sugar and salt.

Allison Cox (left) leaving Redhill Magistrates and Jacqueline Gold, the Ann Summers boss

Allison Cox, 33, has been charged with three counts of poisoning with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy. Continue reading...

Nanny in court over Ann Summers poisoning bid

Jacqueline Gold hired Allison Cox to look after her daughter

A Sussex nanny has appeared in court charged with trying to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold by lacing her food with screen wash.

Allison Cox, 33, of East Grinstead, West Sussex, is accused of three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy.

She was bailed following her appearance at Redhill Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Ms Cox is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 20 January.

She was hired by multi-millionaire lingerie and sex toy tycoon Ms Gold, 50, to look after her child at her home in Whyteleafe, Surrey. Continue reading...

Ann Summers boss “poisoned by nanny”

A Nanny has been charged with poisoning Ann Summers underwear store boss Jacquelin Gold by spiking her food with screenwash.  

Multi-millionaire Jacqueline, one of Britain’s most powerful and influential businesswomen, grew suspicious when meals cooked by her personal chef tasted odd.  

  

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Avram Grant right to put religion before football, say West Ham co-owners

Emotional journey: Avram Grant visits Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 200

West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan today both supported manager Avram Grant’s decision to miss Saturday’s match at Stoke because of religious reasons.

Saturday coincides with Yom Kippur and Israeli Grant has decided to observe the Jewish holy day by remaining at home.

West Ham’s Israel defender Tal Ben Haim, who played against Chelsea last weekend, will also miss the match as West Ham, bottom of the Premier League table, look for their first win of the season.

Sullivan said: “I fully respect people’s religious view, even though I realise it’s not ideal for the team. Continue reading...

David Gold offers reward to catch Rolls Royce vandals


A YOUNG boy was caught up in a yob attack in which Aston Villa fans bombarded former Blues chairman David Gold’s car with beer bottles and pint glasses. Continue reading...

Help me nail Villa Monsters

DAVID GOLD last night spoke of his terrifying brush with death at the hands of two ‘Villa monsters’

West Ham’s co-owner, 73, endured the ‘most frightening experience of my football life’ as he left Villa Park following the Hammers’ 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

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