... the Canon EOS1000D? Even on Amazon you can get it with an Image Stabilised kit lens for £380 (amd a cashback offer from Canon). You could also get the body only and hunt around eBay for the standard none-IS 18-55 kit lens and that should still come in cheaper than any of the options you mentioned.
I applaud your willingness to jump straight in. I tried it the hard way to begin with, reading about f stops and ISO ratings and focal distances and shutter speeds ... and you know what? It doesn't matter. Once I started taking pictures and experimenting with different settings, it started to make sense. I could actually see what difference it made if I shot a picture at f1.8 and then took the same picture at f11. You learn that way, the lesson sticks. You read it in a book, it's all jumbled up with everything else and you're trying to remember too many things at once.
I think my advice would be to concentrate on getting used to your kit lens for a little while before you go out and buy more lenses. I made the mistake of going out and getting other lenses when I first got my SLR, I got caught up in having this great camera and wanted all the accessories. Truth is, I never use a single one of those lenses that I bought in the early days. Once I got used to my camera and the strengths and limitations of the kit lens, I knew exactly what I needed from new lenses. I purchased a 50mm f1.8 prime lens for portraits, and a Sigma 70-200mm zoom lens for architectural shots and that suits everything I like to shoot (you'll probably need a macro lens on top of this). I could have saved myself some money if I'd just taken my time in the first place. As someone who only got their first DSLR a year ago, I hope this advice is some help to you!