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Articles from September 12, 2010

5 Things I Know SUE TOWNSEND
1 There are no certainties. When you're young, you cling to your beliefs like life rafts. I used to have all these certainties about politics, philosophy and life, but I don't have any now, other than that we will all die, and no God awaits us when...
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6 Things You Must Do in. Cheshire
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES MANY of us hurry through this county, eager to get somewhere else. But Cheshire has lots to offer, as GARETH HUW DAVIES found out. He has compiled a list of must-do things in this county which stretches from the borders...
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8 Am I'm Not Sure I See the Need to Apologise 5.30pm I Am Deeply Sorry People Are Facing Unexpected Tax Bills; Tax Boss Is F Inally Forced to Back Down in Row over PAYE Blunders
Byline: Christopher Leake HOME AFFAIRS EDITOR BRITAIN'S top tax official was last night forced to issue a grovelling apology to more than a million people facing surprise bills - after previously saying he felt no need to say sorry. Dave Hartnett,...
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A Brilliant New Column That Takes a Really Honest Look at Thirtysomething Life
Byline: Nikki Walsh I have a friend with red hair. When she was growing up, her father used to tell her he hated red hair on a girl. Now my friend, whom I shall call Melanie, is married to an Italian who loves redheads. They have two daughters,...
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A Day of Pride, Hospitality and Prayer
Byline: Cardinal Keith O'Brien Over the past nine months, as excitement and anticipation have built ahead of the visit to Scotland of Pope Benedict XVI, I have been struck by just what a mammoth task the planning of a Papal visit involves. The...
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A DEJA VIEW; Chance for Rovers' Quality to Shine Back at Oriel Park
Byline: Mark Gallagher WHEN SHAMROCK Rovers made the journey to Oriel Park at the start of May, the game was clouded in controversy. The dismissal of James Chambers towards the end of Dundalk's 2-1 victory not only incensed Hoops boss Micheal O'Neill,...
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A Killer Who Wants to Make Us Die Laughing; THEATRE
Byline: Georgina Brown Deathtrap Noel Coward Theatre, London 2hrs 30mins including interval **** Clybourne Park Royal Court, London 2hrs 10mins including interval ***** Please keep the plot a secret and don't spoil the fun for...
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Alcaraz Gets Wigan out of Jail as New Boy Gyan Captivates Fans
Byline: Myles Hodgson WIGAN 1 Alcaraz (87) SUNDERLAND 1 Gyan (66) CAPTAIN Antolin Alcaraz earned a dramatic late point for Wigan after new signing Asamoah Gyan had threatened to secure a rare away victory for 10-man Sunderland. The...
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Alison Cork's Favourites; as Summer Slips Away from Us, It Is Time to Start Thinking about Our Homes Again. That Is Why ALISON CORK and MailLife Bring You Another Glorious Selection of Essential Products for Your House
Byline: ALISON CORK GIVEAWAY OF THE WEEK FANCY winning an amazin g compact all-in-one audio player that doesn't compromise on musical quality? Well, Naim Audio is giving away one of its new, fantastic UnitiQute sound systems, plus a set of Naim...
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A Manolo for All Seasons; after 25,000 Perfect Pairs, Legendary Designer Manolo Blahnik Tells Lydia Slater Why His Love Affair with Women's Shoes Will Never End
Byline: Lydia Slater Manolo Blahnik is the world's greatest shoe designer. His exquisitely crafted confections have graced the feet of the world's most stylish women, from film stars to princesses, models and stateswomen - and secretaries who've...
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ANOTHER NIGHTMARE FOR GREEN; ENGLAND BLUNDER No1 Chelsea Cash in as Keeper Repeats His World Cup Fumble
Byline: Patrick Collins WEST HAM 1 Parker (85) CHELSEA 3 Essien (2, 83), Kalou (18) THEY filed away from Upton Park last night, shrugging their shoulders and telling themselves that things might have been even worse. Time was when West...
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Any New Owner Has to Find Us a Bigger Stadium, Insists Hodgson
Byline: Joe Bernstein LIVERPOOL manager Roy Hodgson has insisted any prospective owner should have funds to build a stadium if the club are to compete for trophies. Hodgson's view, shared by the club's board, comes amid fears the Royal Bank of...
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A REAL WILD GARDEN; There Is No Need to Go out to the Countryside to Spot Wildlife - by Taking Some Simple Steps and Planting the Right Things You Can Welcome Britain's Wildlife in Your Garden, Writes ADRIAN THOMAS, Author of RSPB Gardening for Wildlife
Byline: ADRIAN THOMAS FOR some people, it is the sheer, simple joy of connecting with nature right on their doorsteps. For other people, it is the challenge of learning and perfecting the skills needed to be a 'good host' for our feathered and furry...
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A Seychelles Honeymoon ...with an Elephant in Our Bed; Zoe Cole's Romantic Getaway with Strictly's Brendan Has an Unusual Twist
As starry-eyed honeymooners, we should probably have been utterly absorbed in gazing at each other. But, as we stepped off the boat on to Silhouette Island in the Seychelles, something else grabbed our attention - how astonishingly lush and green our...
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A Seychelles Honeymoon ...with an Elephant in Our Bed; Zoe Cole's Romantic Getaway with Strictly Star Brendan Takes an Unusual Twist
AS THE plane dipped beneath the clouds on its approach to land at Seychelles International Airport, Brendan and I were full of anticipation. When you plan a honeymoon, you paint lots of happy pictures in your mind. The brochures are full of these...
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...As Levein Adopts Hard Line with Slackers
Byline: Fraser Mackie CRAIG LEVEIN last night warned that Scotland players who dared to drop their workrate for his team have placed their prospects for future selection at risk. The Scotland manager hauled off James McFadden at half-time in...
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A SOUP THAT'S OFF THE SCALE; No Two Frenchmen Can Agree on What Goes into Bouillabaisse - but It's What You Get out of It That Really Matters
Byline: LIVE FOR FOOD Tom Parker Bowles Bouillabaisse is a simple dish and quite a good one,' writes the late, great Alan Davidson, diplomat, food writer and piscine poet. 'But it does not deserve or benefit from the mystique which has been built...
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BAE Eyes [Pounds Sterling]650m Sale of US Arm; Platform Solutions Disposal Would Focus Group on Defence
Byline: mark foxwell DEFENCE giant BAE Systems is preparing to sell one of its businesses, Platform Solutions, for more than [pounds sterling]650 million. The company, which on Thursday announced plans to shed 740 British staff, is understood...
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Baltic Treasures; Experience a Wonderland of Sights and Sounds
The Baltic sparkles with shiny spires, steeples, golden domes and ornate palaces. It is a region so rich in artistic treasures and spectacular scenery that you feel you have walked into an oil painting the moment you step ashore. There is drama...
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Bankers Told Me to Shut Up, Claims Bertie
Byline: Lynne Kelleher HE WAS the most powerful man in the country - but when he told financiers of his fears that they could be taking risks, they simply told him to shut up. In an interview to be broadcast tomorrow night, not only does former...
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BBC May Offer Worldwide in Pension Deal; UNIONS CALL FOR ACTION TO PLUG [Pounds Sterling]2 bILLION DEFICIT
Byline: JON REES BBC director general Mark Thompson may this week put forward BBC Worldwide - the corporation's commercial arm and its financial crown jewel - as part of a deal designed to cut its [pounds sterling]2 billion pension deficit. The...
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Beaten Booth Can Still Be Proud; Recovering Alcoholic's World Title Bid Fails
Byline: Leo Spall JASON BOOTH has done a lot in his life that he isn't proud of, but losing to Canadian Steve Molitor last night will not be added to his list. The recovering alcoholic took the IBF super-bantamweight champion to a points decision...
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BEAT THE RUSSIANS AND WE QUALIFY; Trapattoni Stokes Up Red October Battle
Byline: Mark Gallagher GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI has demanded that his Ireland players to deliver the knock-out blow to Russia's Euro 2012 hopes and leave them on the canvas when they visit the Aviva Stadium next month. Slovakia's surprise 1-0 victory...
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BEAT THE RUSSIANS AND WE QUALIFY; Trapattoni Stokes Up Red October Battle; THEY HAVE THE MESSAGE; We Now Have Options in Most Areas, Especially in Midfield. but If Keane or Doyle Get Injured We Are in Real Trouble
Byline: Mark Gallagher GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI has demanded that his Ireland players to deliver the knock-out blow to Russia's Euro 2012 hopes and leave them on the canvas when they visit the Aviva Stadium next month. Slovakia's surprise 1-0 victory...
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Beattie Eager for Chance to Show Ferguson What He Missed out On
Byline: Fraser Mackie JAMES BEATTIE will probably never know how close he was to being given the chance to sign for Manchester United, but he has often been confronted by the thought of what might have been. During his prolific pomp at Southampton...
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Beauty Bulletin; What You Need to Know About
COunteRFeit Beauty. if i had a euro for every time someone told me MaC or Bobbi Brown brush sets are a steal online, i would be writing this column from the Maldives! there are plenty of bogus beauty sites in cyberspace hoping to separate you from...
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Bell and Co Gain Ring of Approval from the Boss
Byline: Alasdair Fraser DUNFERMLINE 3 Gibson (20 pen), Bell (42), Clarke (78) DUNDEE 1 Harkins (51) JIM McINTYRE praised his ruthless Pars after they carved out a rare win against Dundee at East End Park. this was only Dunfermline's...
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Bhutan: A Star Is Born; Rebecca Newman Explores an Enchanting Mountain Nation Discreetly Becoming a Magnet for A-List Celebs
Byline: Rebecca Newman TUCKED into the Himalayas is a beautiful, remote kingdom where spirits are appeased, the mountains are sacred and there is only one major road. For centuries Bhutan remained isolated from the rest of the world - indeed tourists...
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Bid to Ban Coulson from Commons Is 'Witch-Hunt'
Byline: Brendan Carlin political reporter Tory MPs accused Labour of a 'witch-hunt' last night over a threat to ban David Cameron's communications chief from the House of Commons. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Andy Coulson, now at the centre...
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Billy Believes His Babes Can Play a Part in Two Successful Qualifying Bids
Byline: Ian Broadley Billy Stark is adamant the talent is there to fill the nation with hope amid the uncertainty brought upon by Scotland's unconvincing start to the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. the standards set by his Under-21 side in securing...
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Blackpool's Joy Ride Gathers Pace as They End Newcastle's Unbeaten Home Record
Byline: Derek Hunter NEWCASTLE 0 BLACKPOOL 2 Adam (45 pen), Campbell (90) NEWCASTLE'S 26-game unbeaten home run was brought to a shuddering halt by a rampant Blackpool side. The hosts threw everything at Ian Holloway's team but some...
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Bombing Cities Is Just Wrong - Even When the Planes Are Ours
Byline: Peter Hitchens CAN we be straight about the Blitz, now that it is 70 years since it began? Most of us have two absolutely clear reactions to it. The first is that dropping bombs on women and children in their homes is a wicked form of warfare....
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BRIGHTEST STARS DON'T DAZZLE ME; Levein Declares That Talisman McFadden and Predator Boyd Must Show a Greater Desire for Teamwork to Remain Central to His Vision of the Way Ahead for Scotland
Byline: Fraser Mackie SCOTLAND players stood huddled around a board blaring the words 'We Stand Together' last month at their Renfrewshire base to launch a new image for a new campaign. It doesn't take much for a footballer to tire of these publicity...
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BROTHER AND SISTER TO WED; Couple Who Didn't Know They Were Related Admit They Know Union Is Illegal; We Know It's Illegal but We're Doing It for Our Son
Byline: Valerie Hanley THE brother and sister who had a child together are to break the law and marry later this month, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal today. They first spoke to this newspaper in May about their shock on discovering that...
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Bruce on Red Alert as Skipper Is off Again
Byline: Myles Hodgson WIGAN 1 Alcaraz (87) SUNDERLAND 1 Gyan (66) STEVE BRUCE will talk to captain Lee Cattermole about his indiscipline after his second sending-off in three Premier League games. Cattermole, returning to Wigan following...
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BUICK'S COOL RIDE; Arctic Breeze for New Star as Dettori Is Left out in the Cold
Byline: Jonathan Powell RACING CORRESPONDENT AT DONCASTER WALKING into Doncaster, William Buick looked so ridiculously young he could easily have got in at half-price had he been required to pay. Yet, behind the baby face lies the ice-cool brain...
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Build Your Own House to Boost Your Pension; No VAT Costs, and Bigger Profits - Why It Makes Sense to. Market Watch
Byline: SEBASTIAN O'KELLY PROPERTY EDITOR For those with a bit of entrepreneurial spirit - and some handy DIY and organisational skills - building your own home can be an excellent way to boost poor returns from pensions. That's what Les and...
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Buy Strip of Land to Solve a Growing Problem; HOME TRUTHS
Byline: Ross Clark ross.clark@mailonsunday.co.uk I have owned my home on a corner plot in an estate for 21 years. Next to my garden is a heavily planted strip of land still owned by the developer, which he is not maintaining. The trees are now higher...
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Buy This Poppy Jewellery and Support the British Legion
For every item ordered we will donate [pounds sterling]1 to the Services' charity EACH year, the nation honours our brave servicemen and women, past and present, through its generous support of the Poppy Appeal. The Mail on Sunday is showing its...
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California & the Golden West; Mail Life.Co.UK Browse. Buy. Enjoy
15 DAYSFROM[pounds sterling]1,399PP Selected departures up to November 2011 An outstanding tour exploring Western USA's world-famous National Parks, intriguing native Indian history, amazing desert landscapes, lush forests and the peaks of the...
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Callely's [Euro]14m Seafront Site Is on Sale for [Euro]650k
Byline: John Lee POLITICAL EDITOR THE one-acre north Dublin seafront site that has brought Ivor Callely to the brink of financial ruin is on the market for [euro]650,000. The senator and his business partners have invested [euro]14m in the site,...
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Can a Caribbean Wedding Really Be 'Cheap'? Ask Frank Barrett
Byline: Frank Barrett Q THE cost of even a fairly modest wedding in Britain is terrifying so I've been scouting around for alternatives. Friends of my parents have suggested that we could organise something more affordable in the Caribbean. I've...
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Can the 'Curse of Sneijder' Help Ajax Clean Up in Madrid? EURO VIEW
Byline: with Graham Hunter OF ALL the Dutch footballers on whom Real Madrid have reversed stock market rules by buying long and selling short, their most ridiculous and humiliating decision has been on Wesley Sneijder. Bought for [euro]27m and...
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Can You Trust the Building Societies? THEY BOASTED THEY WERE BETTER THAN GREEDY BANKS, BUT THE CREDIT CRUNCH ALSO TARNISHED BRITAIN'S MUTUALS
Byline: stephen womack THEY like to claim the moral high ground over the bad old banks. That being owned by members rather than by shareholders obsessed with profits means they can be more focused on getting it right for customers. Or so the...
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Caparo [Pounds Sterling]18m Loss Is a Blow for Lord Paul; LABOUR PEER HAS JUST RENEWED BREACHED LOANS
Byline: JON REES CAPARO, the automotive parts-tohotels group owned by Labour peer Lord Paul, has reported a huge loss of nearly [pounds sterling]18 million in its latest results. The troubled conglomerate has sold its US operation and part of...
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Capello's Solution to England's Midfield Problem Could Be Leaving out Lampard
Byline: Rob Draper WHEN Fabio Capello went out of his way to praise his midfield after England's 3-1 win in Switzerland, the most logical interpretation of his words carried a stark message for one of his most trusted players. For now, there is...
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Catch the Pope Star, Headlining Gigs around Britain - Pity Sales Are So Low They're Giving the Tickets Away
Byline: Jonathan Petre, Nick Pisa in rome CATHOLIC bishops have likened the Pope to a concert headline act in a 'cringe-worthy' guide to his visit to Britain next week, sparking fears that the Church is exposing itself to ridicule. In a list...
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Cds
The Script Science & Faith Phonogenic ***** After years of struggle in different guises before re-invention as the Script, this trio from Dublin's Liberties cracked it with their debut and sold a million. Their empathy with those suffering in...
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Championship
COVENTRY 1 Platt (40) LEICESTER 1 King (76) ANDY KING spared Leicester a fourth defeat in five games under new manager Paulo Sousa with an opportunist equaliser in the M69 derby. Coventry were somehow clinging to a 40th-minute lead,...
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Championship
LEEDS UNITED 2 Johnson (56), Becchio (64) SWANSEA 1 Dobbie (13) THE Leeds faithful saw their side turn this game on its head in eight compelling second-half minutes. After having their in-form keeper Kasper Schmeichel pull out with a...
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Championship
COVENTRY 1 Platt (40) LEICESTER 1 King (76) ANDY KING spared leicester a fourth defeat in five games under new manager Paulo sousa with an opportunist equaliser in the m69 derby. Coventry were somehow clinging to a 40th-minute lead, courtesy...
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Championship
LEEDS UNITED 2 Johnson (56), Becchio (64) SWANSEA 1 Dobbie (13) RECALLED winger Max Gradel inspired a leeds comeback that earned them a third successive league win. Gradel, sent off on the final day of last season when leeds clinched...
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Chaos? No It's a Piece of Magic; TAXMAN PRAISES NEW SYSTEM THAT LEAVES 1.45M FACING SHOCK BILL; It's Not the First Bungle
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK THIS blunder may be his most spectacular yet. The taxman has miscalculated tax for at least six million people, leaving some with an unexpected bill while others are owed hundreds of pounds on average. The latest fiasco has...
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Charlie Did Get One Thing Right When He Was Minister; MY VIEW
Byline: Colm Rapple At the end of June there were assets worth [euro]24.1b in the National Pensions Reserve Fund. Their value won't have changed much since. They mostly comprise investments made during the good years, savings to help fund State...
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Cheryl's New Man Derek Is Smart and Very Charming; I Doubt Her Ex Ashley Could Even Write an X to Vote!
Byline: Piers Morgan AS THE Britain's Got Talent star lands the biggest job in American TV - replacing chatshow veteran Larry King in a [euro]14m deal - we publish the final extract from his riotously indiscreet diaries... MONDAY AUGUST 2 ...
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Circus Boss Drugs His Performing Dogs to Smuggle Them into Ireland
Byline: Cormac McQuinn A CIRCUs boss has admitted drugging his performing dogs to smuggle them from Germany to Ireland after customs officers stopped him when one woke and started barking,- the Irish Mail on sunday can reveal. Martin scholl last...
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City May Have Wrong End of Centrica's Stick
Byline: TAKING STOCK By Simon Watkins THE FTSE 100 last week climbed to its highest level since the end of April on a wave of economic optimism and a flurry of takeover speculation. The blue-chip index's recovery to Friday's close of 5,501 has...
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Clawing Her Way out of Tiger Bay; BOOKS
Byline: Kathryn Hughes Miss Shirley Bassey by John L Williams Quercus [euro]14.99 **** There's nothing like a dame, especially when she's Dame Shirley Bassey. After 55 years in show business, her voice is still as recognisable as ever: bold,...
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Clawing Her Way out of Tiger Bay; Miss Shirley Bassey by John L. Williams Quercus [Pounds Sterling]16.99 [Pounds Sterling]13.99 Inc P&p
Byline: Kathryn Hughes There's nothing like a dame, especially when she's Dame Shirley Bassey. After 55 years in showbusiness, her voice is still as recognisable as ever: bold, brassy even, but with a poignancy that catches you and keeps you listening....
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Climbdown by ASTI on Strike Plans Leaves Just One Teachers Union Yet to Sign Up to Croke Park Agreement
Byline: Philip Ryan ONE of the remaining teaching unions holding out on the Croke Park pay agreement has backed down on planned industrial action and agreed to go into talks with the Government. The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland was...
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Coalition Rift over LibDem Tax Bid
Byline: Brendan Carlin LIBERAL Democrat MPs will next week drive open a damaging rift with their Tory Coalition partners by calling for extra tax levies on the rich. They are demanding new research on 'increasing taxation on wealth', including...
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Coalition Targets a [Pounds Sterling]25bn Property Sale; Osborne Will Unveil Plans to Cash in on State-Owned Buildings and Land; [Pounds Sterling]25bn of Property Set to Be Sold Off
Byline: TOM McGHIE, DAN ATKINSON PLANS to sell Government property worth [pounds sterling]25 billion - nearly seven per cent of all Stateowned buildings and land - over the next three years will be unveiled next month by Chancellor George Osborne....
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Coleen's Parents Tell Her: Now Get a Divorce; They Say Rooney Can't Be Trusted. and Advise Her to Split despite Strict Catholic Beliefs
Byline: Katie Nicholl ColEEn RoonEy has been advised to divorce cheating husband Wayne by her parents - despite their strict religious beliefs. Tony and Colette Mcloughlin, who are devout Catholics, have told their daughter she can no longer...
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Come Dine with You; Was It Due to the Economy? Was It the Come Dine with Me Effect? Whichever It Was, Dinner Parties Are Back in Vogue. They Can Be Stressful to Host - but They Don't Need to Be, Writes ANNA WALTON
Byline: ANNA WALTON THERE was a time, not so very long ago, when dinner parties were firmly out of favour. As Britain boomed, rest au rant s did t he briskest of trades, from Land's End to John O'Groats. Then the bubble burst and staying in became...
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'Congrats on the CNN Gig,' He Grinned. I Peered Closer - and Realised It Was Leonardo DiCaprio
Byline: Piers Morgan the Insider MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Tony Blair's book has come out, and perhaps the most newsworthy thing about it is the fact that I'm not mentioned. Not once. All those one-on-one meetings (56 of them), the breakfasts, lunches,...
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Coulson Commons Ban Bid a Witch-Hunt Say Tories
ToRy Mps accused labour of a 'witch-hunt' last night over a threat to ban david Cameron's communications chief from the house of Commons. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Andy Coulson, now at the centre of renewed allegations over the hacking...
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Cronyism at Heart of Deal Where Ruling Party Keeps It in the Family
CritiCs of the Wataniya mobilephone project backed so strongly by tony Blair claim it is marred by a longstanding feature of the Palestinian scene - cronyism, in which close associates of the ruling Fatah party leadership somehow manage to derive lucrative...
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Crosbie: I Refuse to Be Driven out of My Home; Developer Calls Gardai after Row Erupts with Locals over 'Eyesore' Changes to [Euro]1m Wexford House
Byline: Conor Gallagher DEVELOPER and concert promoter Harry Crosbie has claimed locals plan to drive him out of his Wexford mansion - all because of 'improvements' he has made to the property. The 65-year-old multimillionaire told the Irish...
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Cruising on an Epic Scale; A Water Park, 20 Restaurants, a Spa and Real Ice Bar ... Caroline Hendrie Tries out a Vast New 'Floating Resort'
Byline: Caroline Hendrie LOOKING for a Caribbean holiday jam-packed with entertainment and a vast choice of bars and restaurants? if so, there's a new resort that could be the answer: Norwegian Epic. The biggest ship from norwegian Cruise Line...
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Crumbs! They're Totally Baked; SCREEN DETECTIVE TELEVISION'S HIDDEN GEMS
Byline: Mark Warehams Cupcake Wars From Monday, Food Network, 8pm This week is National Cupcake Week, which is good news if you're the sort of person who needs any excuse to sco cake. While moths and Roald Dahl spend just 24 hours in the public...
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Darren's Decency Helped to Soothe Burgmeier's Pain
Byline: Graeme Croser LIECHTENSTEIN midfielder Franz Burgmeier has singled out Darren Fletcher for showing a touch of class he feels was desperately lacking in many of the Scotland captain's team-mates at Hampden on Tuesday night. When referee...
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Davie: I've Got Nothing on Scholes and Giggs
Byline: Fraser Mackie DAVIE WEIR has claimed his achievement of leading Rangers into Champions League battle at the age of 40 is put in the shade by the top-level longevity of Manchester United's homegrown stars. The Ibrox skipper expects Ryan...
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DEBO'S Delight
Byline: Craig Brown Book of the Week Wait For Me! Memoirs Of The Youngest Mitford Sister by Deborah Devonshire John Murray [pounds sterling]25 [pounds sterling]20.99 inc p&p **** Mitford this, Mitford that. It can't be long before there...
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Deep Sea Raid on Sunken Sub
Byline: Andrew Dagnell THE wreck of an historic Royal Navy submarine has been plundered by thieves who dived 90ft to the sea bed to remove part of it. HMS Holland, which sank in bad weather off the Sussex coast while being towed to a scrapyard...
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Defeat Will Only Spur on the Super Cats Warns Shanahan; but Premier Win Allows the Other Teams to Dream
Byline: Gareth Maher DENIED an historic five-in-arow, the pain of losing the Liam McCarthy Cup will still be as strong in Kilkenny a week on from their surrendering of the most cherished prize in hurling. There will be few excuses put forward...
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Dembele Double Trouble after Zamora Injury Blow
Byline: Peter Higgs FULHAM 2 Dembele (49, 90) WOLVES 1 Van Damme (10) BOBBY ZAMORA'S hopes of challenging for a place in Fabio Capello's England team suffered a bitter setback after he broke his right ankle and faces at least four months...
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Dembele Has the Stomach for a Fight as Fulham Clinch Backs-to-The Wall Victory
Byline: Peter Higgs FULHAM 2 Dembele (49, 90) WOLVES 1 Van Damme (10) THE never-say-die spirit Fulham acquired under Roy Hodgson lives on under new manager Mark Hughes. What a stirring demonstration of how to overcome adversity the...
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Detectives Believe GCHQ Spy's Death Was a Sex Game That Went Wrong; WPC Climbed into Bag to Show How He May Have Died
Byline: Simon Walters; Glen Owen POLICE believe the MI6 spy found dead in a sports bag in a bath inside his flat may have died after a bizarre sex game went wrong, according to well-placed sources. The Mail on Sunday has learned that a woman...
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DIANE'S JET-SET GEMS; New York, London, Paris. A Global Brand Means 24/7 World Travel for Fashion and Interiors Designer Diane Von Furstenberg. and, as She Tells Amy Williams, Every Trip Provides Something to Inspire Her
Byline: Amy Williams You are travelling all the time, but where do you call home? New York: I have a pied a terre above my studio in Manhattan - and a home in Connecticut. And what do you miss when away? My family [husband Barry Diller, two grown-up...
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Dinner and a Burlo Show That's Worthy of Any Stage; THEATRE
Byline: Michael Moffatt Celtic Rising The Burlington Hotel Until Sept. 25 .... Dinner entertainments in hotels are often undemanding additions of no particular merit. But this show at the Burlington is a hugely enjoyable fullblooded musical production...
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Divine Decadence; It's All about Scents and Sensuality This Season. as Sweet and Girlie Fragrances Make Way for Seriously Sophisticated Perfumes and Boudoir Baubles, Emma Hill Invites You to Indulge Your Inner Sybarite
Byline: Emma Hill invites OPPOSITE: OrmOndE jaynE gOld ruSh gOld POwdEr and Puff ([pounds sterling]400, tel: 020 7499 1100). The ultimate indulgence: dust this hand-stitched ostrich feather and french satin puff over your decolletage to release...
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Doctor Heal Thyself
Byline: MARK WHITELEY Each week, top British doctors reveal how they look after their own health. MARK WHITELEY, 47, is founder of the Whiteley Clinic in London's Harley Street and in Guildford, where he lives. A surgeon specialising in vascular...
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Don't Ask Me about My Job - It'll Just Make You Jealous!
Byline: Chris Hall Imogen Poots is fast becoming one of the most promising young actresses around. Having joined a theatre company 'purely as something to do on a Saturday', the London-born actress made her TV debut as a pregnant teenager in Casualty...
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Down Learning from Their Mistakes, Says Hughes
Byline: John Fogarty Danny Hughes is not naive enough to imagine that a young Down team has had to grow up quick this year, especially with regard to their communication between one another. Take the Ulster semi-final defeat to Tyrone. a blistering...
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Doyle and Keane May Be a Dream Team but Doyle Does the Work; the COLUMN
Byline: Matt Holland BEEN THERE, GOT THE JERSEY FOOTBALL, as we are constantly told, is a results business. In that respect, there can be little argument with Ireland's start to their Euro 2012 qualification campaign. Two games, two wins. They...
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Easy-Going Warnock Is Enjoying Life at the Top
Byline: ByAlex Montgomery QPR 3 Helguson (49 pen), Ephraim (53), Mackie (59) MIDDLESBRO 0 NEIL WARNOCK knows only too well the traps that lie in wait for even the very best teams chasing promotion to the Premier League. So the QPr manager...
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Ed-Terminate! ... or Why Buckingham Palace Vetoed Edward's Role in Doctor Who
Byline: Chris Hastings IT WAS a chance for Prince Edward to put his showbusiness ambitions to the test - a starring role in Doctor Who, one of the nation's favourite family shows. But the prospect of the Prince on prime-time TV in a story featuring...
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Eremenko Delivers with a Dream Debut for Killie
Byline: Jim Black KILMARNOCK 2 Dayton (29), eremenko (56) ST MIRREN 1 Thomson (48) KILMARNOCK'S new-look team out-thought, out-fought, out-played and, ultimately, out-scored St Mirren with a performance that offered promise of a bright...
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Europe's Stocks in Bargain Bin; FUND FOCUS
Byline: RICHARD DYSON WHAT is cheaper than China, growing faster and a lot closer to home? The answer is parts of Europe. Compared with cash, gilts, corporate bonds and even commercial property, which yield little or virtually nothing, equities...
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Even Jock Stein Would Struggle to Conjure a Repeat of Lisbon Now; the COLUMN
Byline: Roddy Forsyth our flying scotsman THEY applauded his memory at Celtic Park yesterday, just as they did at Hampden on Tuesday before Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein. Jock Stein still casts a mighty long shadow, even 25...
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Evergreen Alexander in the Frame to Replace Suspended McCulloch
Byline: Fraser Mackie LEE McCULLOCH'S ban from the Euro 2012 mission to Prague next month could result in a shock recall for another Scotland veteran -- Graham Alexander. The evergreen Burnley utility man, who turns 39 in between the Czech Republic...
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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining, Maybe; A WICKEDLY FUNNY TAKE ON MODERN IRELAND
Byline: Anne Gildea There's been so much negative commentary in the papers recently. I should know: I've been writing it myself. Frankly, it's getting me down. Moany, moan -- bad news is easy pickings. Anglo Irish Bank report silly-billion losses...
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Exotic Caribbean; Jane Slade Reveals Her Passion for the Caribbean - and Explains Why It Is Her Favourite Cruising Holiday
The Caribbean's enduring fascination as an exotic faraway paradise makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations - and it is easy to see why. I always feel a shiver of excitement as I stand on the deck of a P&O Cruises ship, watching...
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EXPERTS' ESSENTIALS; Fash-Pack Insiders Reveal Their Favourite Looks from the New Season's Collections, from Classic Coats to Super-Sexy Dresses
BRIDGET COSGRAVE BUYING DIRECTOR, MATCHES 'Celine's gilet dress with leather pockets perfectly sums up the season ahead' 'Everyone needs to update their wardrobe with tan accessories this season - and these Yves Saint Laurent Y riding boots exude heritage...
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FAI's Coyness over Sales Puts Them in Danger of Joining Disadvantage Club
Byline: COMMENT By Mark Gallagher PERHAPS the problem lay with the iPhone. No sooner had the person on the other end heard 'Vantage Club' than the line would go dead. Given that the snipers have been out for the FAI and its chief executive, John...
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Fall of the Wild; It's Time to Relinquish All Restraint, with Animal Prints, Decadent Bags and Bad-Girl Heels. Autumn's Accessories Are All about Pattern, Texture and Dashing Good Luxe . Fashion Director CAROLINE BAKER Photographs JASON ELL
Byline: Fashion Director CAROLINE BAKER WOOL CARDIGAN, [pounds sterling]630, and KNITTED WOOL BAG, [pounds sterling]810, both Missoni. LEATHER-LOOK LEGGINGS, [pounds sterling]608, Les Chiffoniers. RACOON FUR HAT, [pounds sterling]330, Hockley....
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FAST AND FURIOUS; but the Game Is a Lot More Timid Now, Says O'Leary
Byline: Philip Lanigan NOEL O'LEARY watched last Sunday's all-Ireland hurling final and relished every full-blooded hit. The game as it should be played: fast, furious -- and hard. In a Cork jersey, he has built his reputation on being a fearsome,...
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FERGUSON GETS A SLAP IN THE FACE; Wayne Left out and United Are Reeling after Everton Steal Dramatic Point in Injury Time
Byline: Rob Draper CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER EVERTON 3 Pienaar (39), Arteta (90), Cahill (90) MAN UNITED 3 Fletcher (43), Vidic (47), berbatov (66) WHO needs Wayne Rooney? The ubiquitous England striker was absent from Goodison Park yesterday,...
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FERGUSON GETS A SLAP IN THE FACE; Wayne Left out and United Are Reeling after Everton Steal Dramatic Point in Injury Time
Byline: Rob Draper CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER EVERTON 3 Pienaar (39), Arteta (90), Cahill (90) MAN UNITED 3 Fletcher (43), Vidic (47), Berbatov (66) WHO needs Wayne Rooney? The ubiquitous England striker was absent from Goodison Park yesterday,...
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FERGUSON GETS A SLAP IN THE FACE; Wayne Left out and United Are Reeling after Everton Steal Dramatic Point in Injury Time
Byline: Rob Draper Chief football writer EVERTON 3 Pienaar (39), Arteta (90), Cahill (90) MAN UNITED 3 Fletcher (43), Vidic (47), Berbatov (66) IF Wayne Rooney's absence from what would have been a fraught homecoming was intended to...
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