The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from February 26, 2012

12 Minutes of Exercise a Month; ...That's All You Need to Protect Your Heart and Lower Your Risk of Diabetes, Say Experts. the BBC's Michael Mosley Put Their Theory to the Test, with Remarkable Results
Byline: Michael Mosley Less than two months since I made my New Year's resolutions, I have dropped most of them. Among those I embraced, and then rapidly gave up, were to join a gym, do more exercise and lose weight. Exercise is something I know...
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1st Class Team. 2nd Class Travel
Byline: Mick Collins How manager Chris Powell makes sure his Charlton high fliers keep their feet on the ground CHRIS POWELL'S Charlton side may be heading inexorably for promotion to the Championship next season, but even when strolling down a...
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A Date with a Hot Geyser
Just call me Bond, James Bond,' said our driver, and we all uttered a sigh of relief. My mother and I and a handful of American ladies were sitting in a super jeep in Reykjavik about to go off-roading. James Bond was our driver, whose real name we...
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Adebayor Has Had So Much Abuse He'll Deal with It, Says Dawson
Byline: Malcolm Folley EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR can expect to feel the hostility towards him as Tottenham's coach edges the last half-mile of the short journey across north London to Emirates Stadium this afternoon. One certainty from a rumbustious...
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Adele's 21.again
Byline: Tim de Lisle The Brit Awards O2, London Last year the Brits were under new management when David Joseph, boss of Universal Music UK, took over as chairman, shook up a tired format and startled everyone by getting most things right. For...
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After Beijing, I Hated Myself and I Hated the Olympics; Now Beth Tweddle Is Ready to Make Up for Her China Crisis with Gold in London
Byline: Ian Stafford BETH TWEDDLE recalls all too vividly the moment her crushing disappointment at missing out on an Olympic medal in Beijing hit her hardest. As the members of the British team boarded their flight home, the medal winners turned...
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Alive and Kicking; Jim Kerr Is Back Touring Live - and Delighted to Belt out All the Old Hits; MUSIC
Byline: Danny McElhinney INTERVIEW Simple Minds When Simple Minds come to play the Olympia next Sunday, fans who haven't seen them live in 30 years may return to have a look. The Scottish band fronted by former Dublin resident Jim Kerr will play...
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All Gardens Great and Small; Annie Caulfield Tours the Hidden Gems of Northern Irish Horticulture
Byline: Annie Caulfield For years the owners of County Antrim's Benvarden House woke up to the sound of roaring lions. The exotic dawn chorus is hard to imagine nowadays: the land that was once leased to a safari park has been restored to rolling...
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... All the Gossip from London Fashion Week
Byline: Katie Nicholl XTRA Factor presenter Caroline Flack, 32, has dreamed up a new TV show after splitting from 18-year-old One Direction singer Harry Styles. 'I have been doing a lot of writing,' she said at the launch of Erin O'Connor's fashion...
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All the President's Women
Byline: Craig Brown President Kennedy once confided to Harold Macmillan, of all people, that if he did not have a woman every three days he would experience a terrible headache. One of these volunteers, Judith Campbell Exner (who happened to...
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All the President's Women; BOOKS
Byline: Craig Brown Book of the Week Once Upon A Secret by Mimi Alford Hutchinson [euro]22.45 **** President Kennedy once confided to Harold Macmillan that if he did not have a woman every three days he would experience a terrible headache....
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Ally Is the Ideal Man to Lead Rangers in Their Hour of Need
Byline: Fraser Mackie MAURICE MALPAS has backed Ally McCoist to be the hero of Rangers in their darkest days to come -- because he sees so many of Terry Butcher's qualities in the Ibrox manager. McCoist faces the toughest period of his professional...
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Amec Buys Its Shares Back and Raises Divi
Byline: Midas by Simon Watkins OPINION is sharply divided over what will be the cheapest and most sustainable source of energy for the future. Oil and gas? Nuclear? Renewables? Engineering services group Amec has a stake in all of these technologies,...
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And How Those 20st Gowns Made Dressmaker Thelma Her Fortune
WEIGHING 20 stone or more and covered in mechanical butterflies and flashing hearts, the wedding dresses featured in Big Fat Gypsy Weddings cost as much as [pounds sterling]50,000 and can leave their wearers with scars they regard as a badge of honour....
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A NEW STYLE OF HOLIDAY; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE; with Hand-Picked Beachfront Resorts at Irresistible Prices, My Style, Part of the Thomas Cook Style Collection, Is as Special as You Are
Searching for the perfect holiday can be as challenging as stirring yourself from a sun lounger when a lazy day stretches tantalisingly ahead. That's why when you choose a My Style holiday, it's in the knowledge that all the hard work has been done...
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Anne Gildea
Byline: anne.gildea@mailonsunday.ie [bar] t's the Oscars! Tonight! Movies, glamour and actors, actors, actors! Ho hum. The same shiny faces congratulating each other on Great Work. Again! Really, every other week, there seems to be an awards ceremony....
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An Olympic Marathon; Going to the Games? If You Take the Routes 2012 Chiefs Tell You to, It'll Take Three Times as Long
Byline: Ian Gallagher and George Arbuthnott NAVIGATING London's transport system can be bewildering at the best of times. And the Olympics will make things more confusing still ... especially if visitors follow advice being offered by the London...
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Army's Mission: To Catch the Last Post
Byline: Philip Ryan and Ken Foxe DEFENCE chiefs decided the votes of our UN peacekeepers were too sacred to trust to the likes of FedEx or DHL. Instead, they flew nine soldiers to hotspots all over the globe with strict orders to collect their...
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A School of (Free) Fish
Byline: Jane Simpson FOR years, schoolchildren were treated to free milk until cash cuts ended the nutritious scheme. But now the nation's pupils may be in line for another tasty giveaway - with plans under way to hand out free fish in schools....
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A Small Price to End Jobless 'Slave' Smears
ALL reasonable people are united by their desire to help the jobless back to work. They particularly want to see the young in work, learning the habits and disciplines of productive employment. A huge majority agree that the existing welfare system...
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A Splendido Place to Mix with the Stars
Byline: Frank Barrett Burton and Taylor, Bogart and Bacall, Madonna and George Clooney. The Splendido's 'Golden Book' - the leather-bound volume that lists the signatures of the great and the good who have passed through its reception over the past...
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A Star Is Reborn
Byline: Ed Reddings Disney celebrates all anniversaries with a passion and so it is no surprise Disneyland Paris is planning big things for its 20th birthday in April. The key event will be a new night-time spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty...
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A Tainted Title? Not a Chance, Celtic's Conscience Is Clear; the COLUMN
Byline: Roddy Forsyth OUR FLYING SCOTSMAN YOUR goalkeeper is stranded off his line. Your opponent comes at you - the last defender between him and the open goal. He knocks the ball past you and you must decide - should you bring him down? You...
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At Least Once a '' Week, a Customer Will Come in and Spend; Fashion House That Is Toast of Los Angeles Is Masterminded by a Scot
Byline: Bob Smyth IT is Hollywood's hottest fashion outlet, with a customer list that reads like a Who's Who of global celebrities. Among the stars spotted clutching the distinctive blue bag of the Kitson store are Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Lady...
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AVB: I'M STAYING; 'We Know We Have to Build from This Result'
Byline: Rob Draper CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS bought himself more time at Stamford Bridge as his team swept to a 3-0 win over Bolton yesterday. And the Chelsea manager remained utterly defiant about his future, insisting that he would...
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Avoca Fury as Nip/tuck Firm Takes Its Name
Byline: Sheila Flynn FOR DECADES Avoca has been the name associated with luxury clothes, gourmet food and artisan craft. But now a dispute has erupted over plans by a cosmetic surgery to rebrand itself using the same name. The firm, Cosmedico,...
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A Weapon of Mass Distinction; THEATRE
Byline: Georgina Brown The Bomb: First Blast Tricycle Theatre, London 2hrs 30mins (including interval) **** Second Blast 2hrs 10mins (including interval) **** The Recruiting Officer Donmar Warehouse, London 2hrs 30mins (including interval)...
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Baggies Blow Sunderland Away
Byline: Peter Higgs WEST BROM 4 Odemwingie (3, 48), Morrison (41), Andrews (90) SUNDERLAND 0 ROY HODGSON will stop worrying about relegation after his Albion side shook off their Hawthorns hoodoo. On a day when the Martin O'Neill effect...
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Baggies Blow Sunderland Away
Byline: ByPeter Higgs 4 WEST BROM Odemwingie (3, 48), Morrison (41), Andrews (90) 0 SUNDERLAND ROY HODGSON will stop worrying about relegation after his Albion side shook off their Hawthorns hoodoo. On a day when the Martin O'Neill effect was...
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Bairstow Inspires England Leveller
Byline: From Chris Power IN DUBAI WHAT a difference two days makes. Jonny Bairstow, frozen with terror as England slipped to defeat here on Thursday, produced a nerveless maiden international half-century last night to inspire his side to a series-levelling...
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Beauty Bulletin
Byline: L AU R ABERMINGHAM BEAUTY TIPS, STYLISTS' SECRETS, HOT NEW PRODUCTS THE FAUX FACE LIFT Foundation creates a blank canvas for all colour cosmetics. That's all fine and good, but as we get older we need to create a 'lifted' effect with make-up...
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Bhoys Boss Neil Blasts Hateley for 'Cheap Shot'
Byline: ByGraeme Croser NEIL LENNON has launched a stinging attack on Rangers legend Mark Hateley for his comments branding champions-elect Celtic's anticipated SPL title victory as 'tainted'. Hateley, a former strike partner of current Rangers...
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Big Fat Gypsy GOLDMINE; Newly Rich Company Behind TV Series Now Has Swanky Offices in Chelsea and LA; but 'Exploited' Gypsies Could Stage Boycott -- despite Claims of Secret Cash Payments; Is That Why TV Bosses Are Planning a New Show ... My Big Fat CRIMINAL Wedding?
Byline: by Polly Dunbar IT HAS been impossible to miss them over the past few weeks. Three words emblazoned across vast billboards, printed over images of teenage girls in tiaras and extravagantly frothy wedding dresses. Three words that reveal...
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Big-Match Analysis
Byline: BIG-MATCH ANALYSIS By Stewart Robson Former Arsenal midfielder reasons why Arsenal 3 are not challenging for the Premier League 1 [pounds sterling]40m Arsenal's wage bill in 2000-01 season THEY lose speed and penetration and struggle to...
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Bring on France!
Byline: Liam Heagney IN THE AVIVA STADIUM IRELAND coach Declan Kidney has told his players to 'give it a real go' in Paris next Sunday after they got their Six Nations campaign on track with a 42-10 victory over Italy in the Aviva Stadium. Kidney...
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Britain's First Kiss and Tell Queen
Byline: Faramerz Dabhoiwala FELLOW AND TUTOR IN HISTORY Why are we so obsessed with the sex lives of celebrities? It's fashionable to deplore intrusions into private life, that flood of dirty linen washed in public. But these things go right back...
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Brothers Who ALL Battled Prostate Cancer; Death of Eldest Sibling Prompted the Remaining Four to Be Tested - a Move That Saved Their Lives
Byline: Nikki Murfitt Like most siblings, the five Gregory brothers had never lived in each other's pockets. Occasional phone calls, family gatherings or special anniversaries were fitted around work commitments and bringing up their own children....
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Brown Banks on a 'Daft Turn' for Europe
Byline: ByEwing Grahame ABERDEEN manager Craig Brown believes his side will need to do 'something daft' if they are to claim a European place for next season after allowing two points to slip through their hands in Paisley yesterday. The 71-year-old...
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Budget Broadband and Phone Deals
There are some amazing deals available at present on broadband and home bundles for those who move quickly. The most aggressive deal comes from TalkTalk. Its Essentials Broadband and home-phone bundle is just [pounds sterling]3.25 for the first 12...
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Call the Historian, Miranda! Did They Really Have Conical Bras, Centimetres, Modern Jets and Babygros with Press-Studs in 1957?
Byline: by Chris Hastings and Amanda Perthen ITS heartwarming mix of medical drama, touching romance and luscious period atmosphere has made Call The Midwife a ratings smash. But the BBC show, which stars Miranda Hart, has an added attraction...
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Can I Be Sure the Tax Taken from My Pension Is Correct? FINANCE
Byline: Colm Rapple Q My wife and I get an old age [bar] pension of [euro]430 a week and a public sector pension of [euro]900 a month after 40 years' service. Last month there was [euro]102 stopped in tax and I am paying a [euro]19.20 Universal...
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Can We Keep Our Home Safe If Care Is Needed?
Byline: Edited by Stephen Womack Ask the Experts THIS week's experts are PHILLIPA BRUCE-KERR, a partner with law firm Rickerbys in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; JOHN COLLISON, head of employee share ownership at trade association ifs Proshare;...
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Castles, Convents and Rooms with Views; the 93 Paradors of Spain Are Hotels You Want to Spend Time In
Byline: ROSLYN DEE Award-winning travel writer ros.dee@assocnews.ie The thing about a great number of hotel 'chains', especially those that fall into the good-value category, is that if you've seen one, you've seen them all. A bit like Lidl supermarkets....
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Sinead O'Connor How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? One Little Indian If all the coverage Sinead O'Connor received surrounding her recent marriage was a ruse to get publicity in advance of an album release, then it worked. What also works is this album...
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Celtic Edge Closerto the Title While Hibs See Some Daylight at the Bottom
CELTIC 1 MOTHERWELL 0 GARY Hooper's secondhalf strike edged Celtic a step closer to their inevitable title win as this victory over Motherwell took them a staggering 23 points clear of Rangers at the top of the SPL. After a lacklustre first...
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Cheer Up, Sam. This Is Meant to Be the Happiest Day of Your Life!
Byline: Hannah Lorch IN LOS ANGELES TRADITION says it's a bride's prerogative to hold up her nuptials. But on Samantha Mumba's big day, the bride herself was there on time - the onehour delay was caused by family members who had been trapped...
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Child Hospital's Ex-Boss Begs Reilly: Scrap Mater Plan
Byline: Michael O'Farrell INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR THE man originally tasked with building the National Children's Hospital has pleaded with Health Minister James Reilly to abandon the controversial Mater site. Prominent businessman Philip Lynch...
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Climb the Rigging, Raise the Sails - and Fold the Napkins! Julie Peasgood Is Ready to Join Jack Sparrow's Famous Pirates after Her Tall Ship Dream Came True
Byline: Julie Peasgood HAVING recently disgraced myself on Celebrity Total Wipeout (not only was I the slowest celebrity ever but I came a cropper with things that weren't even obstacles), you may be surprised to hear that I have always secretly...
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Connor Gives His Owners an Instant Return
Byline: Bob Cass FOR Terry Connor this was proof that almost everything comes to he who waits. Shoe-horned into the job as Wolves manager until the end of the season almost as a last resort after a string of others rejected it under similar circumstances,...
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COOK'S Grand Plan to Get Rid of STRAUSS! Just Kidding! One-Day Success Simply Shows How He Loves Proving People Wrong; Now the Rest of Us Have to Do the Same against Sri Lanka's Spinners Next Month; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: James Anderson END OF TOUR REPORT A hard two-month trip to the desert ends this week and England have learned plenty of lessons from Pakistan... but we also have many reasons to be confident about the future OVERALL ASSESSMENT THE...
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Coolfor Cats
Byline: David Sneyd IT'S ALL in the game. As a devotee of the American television series The Wire, which chronicles the Baltimore drug trade and related politics that come with trying to overcome it, David Meyler will be well aware of the meaning...
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COOL FOR CATS; David Meyler Is Happy to Bide His Time and Wait for a Call from Trapattoni
Byline: David Sneyd IT'S ALL in the game. As a devotee of the American television series The Wire, which chronicles the Baltimore drug trade and related politics that come with trying to overcome it, David Meyler will be well aware of the meaning...
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Cork Follow the Script for the Return of the Prodigal; Lehane the Star as Rebels Rout the Deise
Byline: Philip Lanigan CORK 3-17 WATERFORD 0-18 WHEN THE Waterford team bus pulled up outside Pairc Ui Rinn nearly two full hours before the game and had to drive past the entrance in a bid to find a parking space amidst the long line of cars,...
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Cowardly Doctors Are Letting Down Children
Byline: Mail on Sunday mary.carr@mailonsunday.ie WRITE TO MARY AT The Irish Mail on Sunday, Mary Carr NOW the planners have had their say, there can't be any interest group left who hasn't declared its view on the new National Children's Hospital....
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Cry Another Day! A Baby for Bond Girl Rosamund
Byline: Katie Nicholl katie.nicholl@mailonsunday.co.uk. Follow me on Twitter @katienicholl BOND GIRL Rosamund Pike is expecting her first child with lover Robie Uniacke - a twice-married father of four who is 16 years her senior. It is a happy...
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Cutting Tariffs Is Great, Now Do It on Prices
Byline: by Jeff Prestridge PERSONAL FINANCE EDITOR Scottish and Southern Energy last week introduced its new simplified tariff structure. SSE, the second-biggest energy provider behind British Gas, has slashed the number it offers from 68 to just...
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DALGLISH: My Final Dilemma; Having to Leave Top Players out of a Cup Final Is the Toughest Decision of Them All, Says Liverpool's Manager
Byline: Joe Bernstein WHEN Liverpool lifted their last trophy by beating West Ham in the FA Cup final six years ago, their most passionate and joyful fan inside the Millennium Stadium was Kenny Dalglish, as emotionally involved as he will be today...
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DALGLISH: My Final Dilemma; Having to Leave Top Players out of a Cup Final Is the Toughest Decision of Them All, Says Liverpool's Manager
Byline: Joe Bernstein WHEN Liverpool lifted their last trophy by beating West Ham in the FA Cup final six years ago, their most passionate and joyful fan inside the Millennium Stadium was Kenny Dalglish, as emotionally involved as he will be today...
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DALGLISH: My Final Dilemma; Having to Leave Top Players out of a Cup Final Is the Toughest Decision of Them All, Says Liverpool's Manager
Byline: Joe Bernstein WHEN Liverpool lifted their last trophy by beating West Ham in the FA Cup final six years ago, their most passionate and joyful fan inside the Millennium Stadium was Kenny Dalglish, as emotionally involved as he will be today...
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Dash for Cash
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Nick Harris and Fraser Mackie Quick recovery of mystery Ibrox payments holds key to staff cuts RANGERS' administrators are in a race against time to trace secret six-figure payments made by the Craig Whyte regime to associates...
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Dave in Stitches at 'Don't Be Beastly to Liberals' Spoof
Byline: Brendan Carlin POLITICAL REPORTER DAVID CAMERON roared with laughter as Tory MPs jokingly likened Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats to a defeated wartime Germany. The Prime Minister enthusiastically joined in the applause as Tory MPs...
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Dave Needs Everyone - except That 'Labour Slob' Glued to the TV
Byline: JAMES FORSYTH DAVID CAMERON began his speech to a private meeting of his MPs on Friday by asking them to imagine a Liberal Democrat leaflet at the next General Election. It would have to include the achievements of the Government, he...
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'Dead' Grandmother Comes Back to Life after 45 Minutes; Doctors Stunned as Grieving Husband Tells Heart Attack Victim 'I Love You' - and She Wakes Up
Byline: Claire McKim A WOMAN declared dead after she suffered a massive heart attack astonished doctors and her grieving family when she suddenly came back to life. Relatives of Lorna Baillie were devastated when a team of medics withdrew treatment...
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Del Bosque Takes Swipe at Spanish FA Overscheduling of Copa del Rey
Byline: WorldSOCCER Ben Lyttleton SOCCER AROUND THE GLOBE VICENTE DEL Bosque, coach of Ireland's Euro 2012 opponents Spain, has criticised the Spanish FA for failing to pin down a venue and a date for the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and...
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Del Bosque Takes Swipe at Spanish FA Overscheduling of Copa del Rey; World SOCCER
Byline: Ben Lyttleton SOCCER AROUND THE GLOBE VICENTE DEL Bosque, coach of Ireland's Euro 2012 opponents Spain, has criticised the Spanish FA for failing to pin down a venue and a date for the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao,...
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Dempster Satisfied by Ibrox Guarantee
Byline: Graeme Croser MOTHERWELL chief executive Leanne Dempster has secured a guarantee from Rangers' administrators that the Lanarkshire club will be paid in full for the sale of away tickets for next month's televised clash between the sides...
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Did Roman Pick the Team? Well, I Took a Call from the Great Man This Morning. Chelsea Say AVB Is Joking but Can That Be Believed When Lampard Is Back as Captain and Axed Cole and Essien Are Recalled?
Byline: Malcolm Folley Chelsea 3 Bolton 0 FRANK LAMPARD strolled across Stamford Bridge yesterday, applauding Chelsea supporters with hands raised above his head. He wore the captain's armband and a broad smile. Lampard was not alone in...
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Did Roman Pick the Team? Well, I Took a Call from the Great Man This Morning. Chelsea Say AVB Is Joking but Can That Be Believed When Lampard Is Back as Captain and Cole and Essien Are in There, Too?
Byline: Malcolm Folley Chelsea 3 Bolton 0 FRANK LAMPARD strolled across Stamford Bridge yesterday, applauding Chelsea supporters with hands raised above his head. He wore the captain's armband and a broad smile. Lampard was not alone in feeling...
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Divorce? It Could Be in Your Genes
Byline: Jo Macfarlane MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT IF A relationship is filled with rows or a marriage comes to an end, men may wonder what went wrong. But scientists say the answer could lie in a woman's genes. For the first time, they have identified...
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Doctors' Threat to Stage Work to Rule
Byline: Andrew Picken SCOTTISH POLITICAL EDITOR SCOTLAND'S doctors are set to take industrial action for the first time in nearly 40 years. A row over pension reforms saw the British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday vote in favour of holding...
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Donald Feeling the Heat after His Desert Flop
Byline: Graham Otway LUKE DONALD could be forgiven for taking his eye off the golf ball after climbing to world No 1 and winning a cluster of awards on the European and US Tours. He also had the distraction of his newly born second daughter,...
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Double Double, Toil and Lots of Artistic Trouble
Byline: Michael Moffatt Macbeth Helix DCU Until March 9, and touring Afair few Macbeths have made the headlines in recent times. Soldiers who murder their way to the top, kill ruthlessly, set spies everywhere, force dissidents out of the country,...
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Do We Really Need to Buy Insurance? after Radio Star Danny Baker's Highly Public Rejection of Protection, Financial Mail Weighs Up the Odds
Byline: Toby Walne CORRECTION: A Personal Finance article said the minimum motor insurance required in the UK is third party, fire and theft. In fact, it is only third party. We all need insurance. Or do we? Is it really worth paying out thousands...
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Doyle Salvages a Point as Wolves Make Fresh Start
Byline: Bob Cass NEWCASTLE 2 Cisse (6), Gutierrez (18) WOLVES 2 Jarvis (50), Doyle (66) FOR TERRY CONNOR this was proof that almost everything comes to he who waits. Shoe-horned into the job as Wolves manager until the end of the...
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Dropping in on My 'German Cousins'; Miranda Seymour Retraces Her Family's Rhine Romance -before Wallowing Blissfully in Europe's Grandest Spas
Byline: Miranda Seymour I'd come out to Germany on a mission: a hunt for English connections to the people we used to call (with good reason) 'our German cousins'. The quest was twofold. I wanted to find the house in Munich where my English uncle...
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Dunk Your Chips in Ketchup for a Better Love Life
Byline: IAN MARBER Nutritionist [bar] hat would a ploughman's lunch be without the pickle, chips without tomato ketchup, or steak without a smearing of mustard? Far from being an afterthought, condiments are an integral part of our favourite dishes....
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Elton and Madonna Battle It out for the 'Best Party' Oscar; It's Freebies and Florists at Dawn As
Byline: Katie Nicholl DIARY EDITOR IT'S not just the nominees who will be battling it out at tonight's glamorous Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. Behind the scenes at the Kodak Theatre, a war has been waging between two of the world's biggest...
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Emergence of Hogg Stirs the Soul of Scotland Legend Renwick
Byline: David Barnes JIM RENWICK loves to feign nonchalance, but he can't hide the fact that rugby means a great deal to him. It's one of the reasons why he was, and still is, an icon for the game in this country. On Friday night, he spoke at...
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Emperors, Elephants and Sheer Elegance; Sarah Lucas Reveals the Astonishing Range of River Voyages on Offer This Year; RIVER CRUISE ROUND-UP
Byline: Sarah Lucas A thousand boats sailing down the Thames will be the centre of the pageantry during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year - and they certainly won't dampen the ever-growing fascination with river cruising. According...
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England Denied at the Death
Byline: 12 ENGLAND 19 WALES By Ian Stafford AT TWICKENHAM MAGNIFICENT England were just millimetres away from pulling off a brave draw and only the toughest of calls from the TV match official denied them a try and the chance of a conversion to...
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ENGLAND DENIED D AT THE DEATH; Strettle Inches from Late Try as Underdogs Go So Close to Holding Wales
Byline: Ian Stafford AT TWICKENHAM ENGLAND 12 WALES 19 IT will go down as one of the most dramatic finishes in recent Twickenham history as underdogs England found themselves no more than a millimetre or two away from a potential draw against...
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Envious Boss Sees Slovenia Trip as Ideal Warm-Up for World Cup Qualifying Bid
Byline: Graeme Croser WITH three Balkan countries lined up to try to derail Scotland's World Cup qualifying bid, the choice of Slovenia came naturally to Craig Levein as he selected the opposition for this week's international friendly. Not only...
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Evans' Attempted Return to Olympic Stage Raises More Than a Wry Smile
Byline: Dave Hannigan JANET EVANS was so famous in 1996 that she was given the honour of carrying the Olympic torch on the penultimate leg of its journey in Atlanta. At the conclusion of the opening ceremony, the swimmer was the person chosen to...
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Even the Slightest Bang Could Leave Maiya in a World of Silence; EastEnders Star Rita Simons Tells of the Perils Facing Her Deaf Daughter - and How She Prays for a Miracle Cure; Maiya Can Sing in Tune - and She's Perfected a New York Accent
Byline: Richard Price At the end of yet another long and tiring day of filming, Rita Simons cherishes the happy chaos of the evening bathtime ritual. At home, as her boisterous twin daughters Maiya and Jaimee splash around in the water, she can...
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Fabulous iPad Prizes for Our Essay Winners; Pupils Impress with a Credit Card 'Driving Test' among Suggestions in Schools Competition
Byline: Stephen Womack GIVING teenagers control of a slice of their school's budget or putting them through a financial 'driving test' could help to teach young people essential money skills. These are some of the ideas put forward by the winners...
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Falklands Task Force Plan 'Ready'
Byline: Glen Owen A MINI task force would be sent to defend the Falkland Islands if Argentina threatened to invade again, under contingency plans drawn up by the Ministry of Defence. With tensions rising in the South Atlantic in the run-up to...
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Farm Widow: This Is All a Tragic Accident; Distraught Wife Pens Forgiving Death Notices for 'Murder/suicide'
Byline: Darren Boyle DISTRAUGHT Hilda Jordan has described the deaths of her husband and brother in an apparent murder/suicide as a 'tragic accident'. Hilda, whose husband Michael, 51, is believed to have shot his brother-in-law George Rothwell,...
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Fearless Bairstow Inspires England Leveller
Byline: From Chris Power IN DUBAI WHAT a difference two days makes. Jonny Bairstow, frozen with terror as England slipped to defeat here on Thursday, produced a nerveless maiden international half-century to inspire England to a series-levelling...
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Fenlon Does Not Need His Worry Beads
Byline: ByBarry Graham HIBS manager Pat Fenlon admitted he feared his team's failure to bury Kilmarnock in the first half would come back to haunt them. The Leith side had only Tom Soares' strike to show for their superiority at the interval...
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Fight Back against Freezing February
The past few years have seen two rounds of horrendous energy price rises that have sent our bills spiralling to record levels. And, if that was not bad enough, we've had two really hard winters. This winter it looked like we'd got lucky - we had...
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Fireman Sam's Creator in Airport Nightmare after 'Racist' Comment
Byline: Jonathan Petre THE creator of the popular children's character Fireman Sam has told how he was accused of racism after making a lighthearted remark at Gatwick airport. Dave Jones said he experienced an 'Orwellian nightmare' after commenting...
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Float around the World - and the Floor; OCEAN CRUISE ROUND-UP
Byline: Caroline Hendrie There is a host of great new opportunities for holidays at sea this year. New ships, dancing with the stars and the chance to spend more time ashore are all on offer. Home ports in the north of England mean a better choice...
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Fly over to Florida ... and Take off Straight Away
Byline: Frank Barrett There's much more to Orlando than Mickey Mouse and Universal Studios. It's not just on the Peter Pan ride that you'll contemplate the idea of taking flight. Head down to International Drive and you'll discover that real people...
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Frail but Upbeat Mandela Ready to Go Home
Byline: From Sharon Feinstein IN CAPE TOWN and Barbara Jones IN JOHANNESBURG NELSON MANDELA was in a comfortable condition in hospital last night after undergoing surgery for a stomach condition. The 93-year-old former South African president...
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Frail Mandela Comfortable and 'Ready for Home' after Op
Byline: Sharon Feinstein NELSON MANDELA was in a comfortable condition in hospital last night after undergoing surgery for a stomach condition. The 93-year-old former South African president has been suffering from a 'long-standing abdominal...
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Fraudbuster's New Dawn Hit by Failed Raids
Byline: byLisa Buckingham EDITOR, FINANCIAL MAIL Staging dawn raids in a blaze of publicity was always going to be high risk. And for Richard Alderman, the boss of the Serious Fraud Office, a taste for crime-fighting in the public eye has rebounded...
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Free Frozen Planet Poster
TODAY, free with your Mail on Sunday, you will find this beautiful poster of a great grey owl in flight, taken from the BBC's landmark wildlife series Frozen Planet. It is the second in our series of seven amazing posters which you can collect with...
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FREE FROZEN PLANET POSTER; Promotions
TODAY, free with your Mail on Sunday, you will find this beautiful poster of a great grey owl in flight, taken from the BBC's landmark wildlife series Frozen Planet. It is the second in our series of seven amazing posters which you can collect with...
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FREE Jubilee Tree for Your Garden
CELEBRATE the Queen's 60 years on the Throne by planting a free tree from The Mail on Sunday in your own garden - and have it entered into the Royal Record. Each tree will be supplied with growing instructions and details of how to enter your tree...
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French Wine You Bought for [Pounds Sterling]208 a Bottle Is Worth [Pounds Sterling]8
Byline: THE READERS' CHAMPION byTony Hetherington M. T. H. writes: I would like you to report on an investment firm called Wine Asset Limited. I have heard nothing from them since I paid [pounds sterling]5,000 for two cases of wine. They refuse...
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