The Mirror (London, England)

A daily newspaper based in London, England. Stories cover current events, culture, sports, and entertainment of local, national, and international significance. Special attention is given to celebrity news.

Articles from August 30, 2001

[0] Football: Blankety Blanc for Sir Alex?
Byline: HARRY HARRIS and ALAN NIXON MANCHESTER UNITED were last night desperately trying to rescue the Laurent Blanc deal from the brink of collapse. United feared the move had fallen through after Blanc told officials he would stay with Italian...
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[0] Tennis: COWAN IS COURT OUT BY CD BAN
Byline: KEVIN GARSIDE WIMBLEDON hero Barry Cowan has been banned from seeking musical inspiration when he joins up with his Great Britain team-mates for their crucial Davis Cup world group qualification clash in Ecuador next month. Tennis officials...
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16,000 England Fans, 800 Police, 2 1/2 -Pint Jugs of Super-Strong Ale ..and Eight Hours of Drinking Time before Kick-Off
Byline: JEREMY ARMSTRONG and PAUL BYRNE SUPER-strong lager could fuel a "hooligans' Cup Final" between English and German soccer fans on Saturday, an expert warned last night. Up to 16,000 English supporters will be able to sink beer in two and...
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Athletics: Silver Lining for Turnbull and Ireland
Byline: JOHN DOYLE THE Belfast runner Gareth Turnbull came to Ireland's rescue at the World Student Games in China yesterday when he won their first medal in the 1500 metres final. Turnbull came with his brilliant run over the closing stages...
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Back the Builders Campaign: Don't Work Us to Death; ANGRY BUILDERS MARCH ON TANAISTE'S OFFICE DEMANDING BETTER SAFETY CONDITIONS
Byline: PAUL CLARKSON HUNDREDS of furious brickies and builders took to the streets yesterday demanding better safety on construction sites. Traffic was brought to a standstill as they marched on the Department of Trade and Employment in protest...
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Back to School: Beat the Bullies
Byline: JENNIFER CURRIE YOU could be forgiven for thinking that schools have changed beyond recognition since your day. Teachers smile, there are computers everywhere, and the curriculum includes subjects you've never heard of. But some things...
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Back to School: Brain Food; THE BEST BREKKIES
Byline: SASKIA LEISK CHILDREN who skip breakfast have less energy and lower levels of concentration at school, says recent American research. But children who tuck into the right foods first thing make fewer mistakes in class, have greater physical...
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Back to School: Fun-Packed Lunchtime Back to School; TOP TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MEAL KIDS WILL WANT TO EAT
Byline: Annabel Karmel YOU can't keep an eye on what your kids are eating at school, but by making the contents of their packed lunch as fun and nutritious as possible you stand a good chance of keeping them away from the sweet shop. Nutritionist...
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Back to School: It's in the Bag
Byline: Laura Carton KIDS have little say about school uniform, writes Laura Carton, so let their imaginations run wild when they're choosing their bag. Some children prefer to keep it simple with a smart rucksack while others opt for more colourful...
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Back to School: LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE GRADE
Byline: PAUL WILSON NEED help studying or worried about your children's progress? There are many websites offering educational aid for pupils of all ages - and they fall into two main types. Resource sites have massive amounts of data that you can...
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Back to School: Lessons in Living; HELP YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL TO BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY
Byline: COLIN NOBLE and TONYA GILLIS EVERY parent knows that children learn best when they feel confident, safe and valued. A new programme is aiming to create that environment in schools across the country. COLIN NOBLE and TONYA GILLIS of the Health...
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Back to School: Mother Knows Best; LEARN LESSONS OF SHREWD SHOPPING
Byline: JILL VISSER NO sooner have the kids broken up for summer holidays than the 'back to school' signs go up in shop windows. You might have delayed refilling their pencil cases and buying crisp new shirts but you're probably off to the high...
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Back to School: Potty about Harry
TWENTY years ago it was the Rubik Cube, but this year's playground fad looks likely to be the Harry Potter trading card game set. Made by the same firm as the Pokemon cards, the game is based on the first Harry Potter adventure. For pounds 7.49,...
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BLOODY REVENGE; Jilted PC Kills Wife, Two Sons with Hammer & Hangs Himself
Byline: LORRAINE FISHER TORMENTED policeman Karl Bluestone tried to murder his whole family after his wife said she was leaving him for another man. PC Bluestone, 36, killed 31-year-old Jill, three-year-old son Henry and 18-month-old Chandler...
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Boozed Soccer Yobs Set to Clash
Byline: JEREMY ARMSTRONG SUPER-strong lager could fuel a "hooligans' Cup Final" between English and German soccer fans on Saturday, an expert warned last night. Up to 16,000 English supporters will be able to sink beer in two and a half pint...
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Boxing: Lewis: One More Punch like That & I'll Be Finished
Byline: Kevin GARSIDE LENNOX LEWIS has pledged to quit boxing if he loses his November rematch with Hasim Rahman. Britain's former world heavyweight champion lost his IBF and WBC titles to Rahman in South Africa in April and admitted last night...
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CHEF CONRAD SERVES UP Pounds 32K DISH FOR TAXMAN; He Pays Debts to Keep Open His Top Restaurant
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN HARD-UP celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher has been given a final chance to save his last Irish restaurant. The cash-strapped cook yesterday agreed to hand over pounds 32,500 to the taxman in a bid to stay in business. The...
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COUNTDOWN TO SLANE II : I Wept When Bono Was on Stage with U2..I Have an Undying Admiration for the Man; PROUD PEER'S TEARS
Byline: NIALL MOONAN ROCK-loving Lord Henry Mountcharles admitted yesterday that he wept when U2 walked on stage at Slane last weekend. And he told 80,000 fans gearing up for this Saturday's Slane II: "Get ready for the concert of your lives."...
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Diane Lloyd-Hughes: THE WELSH MIRROR'S OWN PSYCHIC LIFTS LID ON THE WORLD OF MYSTERY
Byline: Diane Lloyd-Hughes I DO not believe in coincidence but instead I think everything that happens to us is down to fate. I was looking for printers when I opened my tea rooms in Crosshands, Swansea, and found one in Llanelli. I spoke...
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Don't Let the Law Send Me to Die in America; ACCUSED KILLER'S PLEA TO STAY IN U.K
Byline: BRENDON WILLIAMS A FATHER-of-four is using new laws to fight extradition to America where he faces a death row execution for murder. Christopher St John, 45, is making legal history by battling under the Human Rights Act to stay in Britain....
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Dr Miriam Stoppard's Health Focus: Time for His HRT; Today: THE MALE MENOPAUSE - Part 2
Byline: Miriam Stoppard THERE'S hardly a man in his sixties, and sometimes a lot earlier, who hasn't noticed loss of stamina, lack of cutting edge, low energy levels and waning sexual performance. Is it the male menopause? Is it a mid-life crisis?...
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EDUCATION IN CRISIS : Name and Shame the Bully Schools; THREAT BY CAMPAIGNERS
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN SCHOOLS that refuse to tackle bullying are to be exposed by campaigners. Concerned Parents Against Bullying - or CPAB - will name five schools unless they take immediate action to combat assaults on pupils. The group wants...
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FERGIE HELPS BULLIED BOY, 13; Chris Joy at Utd Gifts
Byline: ANN MOONEY MANCHESTER United Boss Alex Ferguson has promised to send gifts and a letter to a boy who is tormented by bullies. Christopher Thompson, 13, is afraid to leave his home for fear of being punched and teased. The teenager,...
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FLAT TRICK; Soccer Pals Spend Pounds 2m on Luxury Pads in Same Block
Byline: Brian Roberts A TRIO of Premiership footballers have snapped up luxury flats in the same development. Friends Steven Gerrard, 21, Dominic Matteo, 26, and Gareth Farrelly, 25, have splashed out more than pounds 2million between them to...
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FLOGGED FOR 8YRS; Author Reveals His Life of Torture at Hands of Evil Christian Brothers
Byline: CAOIMHE YOUNG A BEST-selling author yesterday revealed the terrible torture he suffered at the hands of the Christian Brothers. In an explosive new book Patrick Touher tells how as a child he was flogged EVERY day for eight years at a...
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Foot and Mouth: The Cost; FARMERS Pounds 1.5 BILLION - TOURISM Pounds 4 BILLION
Byline: BOB ROBERTS Political Correspondent THE foot and mouth crisis has cost tourism almost three times as much as agriculture, Britain's leading rural expert said yesterday. Ewen Cameron, chairman of the Countryside Commission, said farmers...
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Football: Blankety Blanc for Sir Alex?
Byline: HARRY HARRIS and ALAN NIXON LAURENT Blanc's move to Manchester United was under threat last night over a row about a pounds 500,000 golden handshake. The French centre-half was due to arrive for a medical yesterday before signing for...
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Football: BROWN BALKAN AT CROAT ENCOUNTER; Coach Issues a Danger Warning to His Squad
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL CRAIG BROWN last night warned his players the biggest danger to their World Cup ambitions will come from Croatia. Scotland face a massive double header over the next six days with Belgium to be faced in Brussels after the...
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Football: COL FOR KIDS TO TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL COLIN Cameron reckons he has just re-opened the high road which used to take Scottish players to England in droves. The former Hearts skipper expects scores of young players to follow him south despite the fact his cross-border...
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Football: CRAIG IN U-TURN
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL CRAIG Brown yesterday performed a dramatic U-turn by helping Don Hutchison seal a pounds 5.1million move to West Ham. The Scotland coach allowed the midfielder to travel to Glasgow with team doctor Stuart Hillis to under...
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Football: Deportivo Line Up Pounds 7 M Solano Bid
Byline: IAN EDWARDS DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA are lining up a pounds 7m bid for Nolberto Solano - after his latest row with Newcastle boss Bobby Robson. The Spanish club are ready to capitalise on the constant unease between the Newcastle boss and...
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Football: DISGRACE; Savage: The Manager Got Everything Right but We Didn't Perform. We Are Not Doing Ourselves Justice
Byline: John CROSS ROBBIE SAVAGE last night labelled the whole Leicester team a "disgrace" - and fears they will cost manager Peter Taylor his job. Savage fully accepts his share of the responsibility for two heavy defeats which have left Taylor...
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Football: DYER'S ENGLAND VOW: I'LL GIVE UP THIS FOR THIS; Troubled Keiron Is Shedding the Playboy Image for Sake of His International Career
Byline: John CROSS NEWCASTLE wildman Kieron Dyer has given up the booze to save his England career. Dyer is determined to call time on his reputation as a hell-raiser to try and get back into the England set-up. Midfield star Dyer, 22, has...
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Football: HE'S HAMANN TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Byline: JOHN DILLON in Munich DIETMAR HAMANN has felt the force of Steven Gerrard's saw-toothed tackling both in competition for Germany and in training at Liverpool. He knows from painful personal experience there is never any difference in...
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Football: I'LL GIVE GERS BEST SHOT; Ajax Star Arveladze Fired Up for Ibrox
Byline: KENNY ROSS AJAX ace Shota Arveladze last night insisted he can do a job for Rangers after the Ibrox club launched a shock swoop for him. Boss Dick Advocaat moved for the frozen-out Georgian international after failing to land Scotland...
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Football: It Really Hurts When I'm Not Able to Play for My Country.This Game Is So Big That I'm Determined to Take It out on Germany SAYS STEVEN GERRARD
Byline: Harry HARRIS SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON claimed he would need two Steven Gerrards if David Beckham does not make the starting line-up against Germany. England fans, and even the player himself, would settle for just one to be in shape for the...
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Football: It's Great News That Hutch Is Don Way Back to Upton Park SAYS CHRISTIAN DAILLY
Byline: Robert MARTIN WEST Ham's Christian Dailly last night rolled out the welcome mat for new team-mate Don Hutchison. And he admitted he was delighted the London club had managed to beat Rangers to recapture a player still worshipped by the...
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Football: I Will Always Be Looking on the Bright Side Now; SAYS RELAXED MICK McCARTHY
Byline: Michael SCULLY PRICKLY. Obstinate. Fiery. Grouchy. Actually, Mick McCarthy is none of these things this week. There have been plenty of times in the last five years when he's been all of the above, especially when there's a big game around...
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Football: I WOULD LOVE IT IF GERS ARE NEXT WINNERS OF THE UEFA CUP; Says GARY McALLISTER
Byline: Robert MARTIN LIVERPOOl midfielder Gary McAllister last night said that he would love to see Rangers take up the Anfield club's title of UEFA Cup winners. And he reckons a successful European run could be just the tonic Dick Advocaat's...
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Football: MATT'S WAITING HIS CALL
Byline: JOHN SHAW MATTHEW JONES is hoping he can celebrate his 21st birthday with a place in Wales' World Cup side in Cardiff on Saturday. The young Leicester midfielder has not had much to celebrate so far this season, on the sidelines as his...
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Football: McAteer: One Minute I'm Facing Portugal & Then I Can't Get a Run out against Gillingham
Byline: Colm Keys JASON McATEER has revealed how he almost quit international football after his Nicosia nightmare. McAteer was so disillusioned with the reaction to his performance in Cyprus last March that he came within a phone call of quitting...
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Football: MY FAMILY FACED ABUSE: I HAD TO GO; Says JAAP STAM
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL in Amsterdam JAAP STAM last night revealed his heartbreak at being separated from his family in the aftermath of his shock move from Manchester United. The big Dutchman's home life has been thrown into turmoil following...
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Football: RIO LINES UP TASTY SECONDS
Byline: HARRY HARRIS in Munich RIO FERDINAND is banking on the new spirit in the England squad to hand Germany only their second defeat in a World Cup qualifier. The Germans have not flinched from the view that they will emerge triumphant in...
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Football: SAVAGE: WE HAVE BEEN A DISASTER
Byline: JOHN CROSS ROBBIE SAVAGE is getting ready for World Cup duty fearing he could cost Leicester boss Peter Taylor his job. Welsh firebrand Savage (left) insists the whole Leicester team has been a "disgrace" this season and admits the crisis...
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Football: Seaman Still the Safest of Them All; SVEN BACKS HIS No.1 KEEPER
Byline: Harry HARRIS DAVID SEAMAN was given the unreserved support of the man who matters most yesterday. England's No.1 may be ridiculed for his ponytail and vilified in cartoons, but Sven Goran Eriksson believes the goalkeeper, who will be...
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Football: THE SAM THING WON'T HAPPEN; McIlroy Confines Squad to Hotel to Ensure No Repeat of the Prague 5 After-Match Debacle
THE Northern Ireland players will be grounded in the team hotel after Saturday's World Cup clash with Denmark to avoid any repeat of the Prague debacle. Goalkeeping coach Tommy Wright and four players were detained by Prague police over a fracas...
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Football: WALES FANS SNUB GIGGS AND PALS; Psst.Wanna Buy 61,500 Tickets?
Byline: JOHN CROSS WALES star Ryan Giggs and his team mates could suffer the humiliation of a record low attendance for Saturday's World Cup clash at the Millennium Stadium. Fans are turning their backs on the Group Five qualifier with Armenia...
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Football: With a Team like This We Wouldn't Just Be Praying for a Place in the World Cup Finals ..We Would Be Dreaming of Winning It SAYS KEN GORMAN; WALES V ARMENIA: SHOWDOWN IN CARDIFF WILL BE OUR 500TH GAME
IT ALL started way back in the gaslight days of 1876 - and on Saturday Welsh football reaches a landmark when the national team play their 500th international. It's been 125 years of toil for a small nation - but we've had our moments to cherish....
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GAA: ROYALS HELP KERRY BUILD STRONG CASE FOR DEFENCE; Seamus Moved after Meath Mauling ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL: Can Meath Conquer Paidi's Kingdom
Byline: JOHN MORGAN KERRY uncovered a superb full-back in Seamus Moynihan - and it's thanks to Sunday's opponents Meath. Easter Sunday 2000 may well become a day that Meath could well come to regret if they lose the all-Ireland semi-final clash....
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Gliding a Jet with 300 People on Board Down from 33,000ft without Any Engines Isn't a Dream Situation ..but I'm No Hero - CAPTAIN ROBERT PICHE
Byline: MARK ELLIS, Foreign Editor A PILOT who landed his powerless airliner 20 minutes after the engines shut down over the Atlantic insisted yesterday: "I'm not a hero." Incredibly, Captain Robert Piche glided his Airbus A330, carrying 291...
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GOLF: RYDER CUP COUNTDOWN : When the Belfry Rings, Come out Fighting; DALY: THEY MIGHT AS WELL PUT ON BOXING GLOVES AND BEAT HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER
Byline: Tony STENSON Golf Correspondent GOLF heavyweight John Daly believes the Ryder Cup has got so unruly that it is time for both sides to slug it out in the ring. "Let the teams to put on boxing gloves and beat the hell out of each other,"...
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Golf: When the Belfry Rings, Come out Fighting; DALY: THEY MIGHT AS WELL PUT ON BOXING GLOVES AND KNOCK EACH OTHER SENSELESS
Byline: Tony STENSON GOLF heavyweight John Daly believes the Ryder Cup has got so unruly that it is time for both sides to slug it out in the ring. "Let the teams to put on boxing gloves and beat the hell out of each other," said America's Wild...
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HAMILTON SEX GIRL: MY HONEST MISTAKE; Lawyer Says 'No Wrongdoing'
Byline: ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS THE woman who accused Neil and Christine Hamilton of sexual assault may have made an "honest mistake", her lawyer said yesterday. Nadine Milroy-Sloan's barrister Hugh Tomlinson spoke 24 hours after police dropped their...
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Health Zone: Addiction: Shopaholic; Childhood Trauma Turned Me into a Abused as a Child, Vivienne O'Callaghan, 38, Found Happiness in Stores. Here, She Tells How Her Spending Sprees Led to Bankruptcy and Despair
Byline: HILARY FREEMAN JUST the thought of shopping gives me butterflies in my stomach. When I walk into a store the adrenalin surges through my body. As soon as I find something I like, I'm on a high. My heart beats faster and I can't think...
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Health Zone: Body Image: Are You the Shape You Think You Are?; They May Spend Hours in Front of the Mirror, but Most Women Have a Distorted View of Their Size. We Challenged Four Volunteers to Try to Pick out Their True Body Shape from a Selection of Images Altered by Computer
Byline: SALLY JANES HOW WE ALTERED THE BODY SHAPES SARAH, SIZE 6 Sarah Sherbourne, 18, works as a care assistant. She's 5ft 4in, is a size 6 and weighs 7st. CHOSE THINNER WHEN I picked this image, I just thought, "That's me, the skinny...
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Health Zone: Bodytalk; What's New in Health
WOMEN are likely to reach menopause at the same age their mothers did, according to Dutch researchers. Data from 243 women showed that the menopause is 85 per cent determined by genetic factors rather than environmental ones such as lifestyle and...
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Health Zone: Genetics: Double Trouble; Nina and Sam Get Sick within Hours of Each Other and Feel the Other's Pain.Studying Twins like Them Helps Doctors to Identify the Role of Genetics in Our Health
Byline: SALLY JANES WHEN you are born an identical twin you're bonded for life - even if you go off and lead separate lives and have your own families. Psychologically and physically, you're two of a kind - even down to your health. Identical...
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Health Zone: MAKEOVER : Feeling Fitter to Soak Up the Son; Spending All Day Chasing Round after Toddler Shay Leaves Michelle Brown Shattered. but Are Chocolates and Diet Coke Really the Answer? KAREN EVENNETT Looks at Some Slightly Healthier Alternatives: Lifestyle Turnaround Exhausted Mum Name: Michelle Brown Age: 24 Occupation: Full-Time Mum to Shay, 18 Months
Byline: KAREN EVENNETT Lifestyle MICHELLE is on her feet most of the day, chasing after her 18-month-old son Shay. She says: "He sleeps well and we don't get up until about 8.30 in the morning. But, even so, I'm exhausted most of the time....
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Health Zone: Real Lives: Jill Palmer's Medical Casebook : A Stroke Victim at Only Six Years Old; When She Lost Her Memory and Suffered Paralysis, This Young Girl Took Strength from Her Disabled Twin Sister and Fought Back to Be a Normal Teenager
Byline: Jill Palmer W HEN Rachael King suffered her stroke, it paralysed her right arm and leg, affected her speech and robbed her of her memory. She was six years old. She had to learn to read and write all over again and was educationally four...
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Health Zone: Real Lives: Jill Palmer's Medical Casebook : Medical Notes
Byline: Jill Palmer SEVENTEEN-year-old Nicola Henderson, who was born deaf and is gradually going blind, is taking up the challenge of the Great North Run to help others with her condition. Nicola has Usher Syndrome and her bravery warmed the...
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Health Zone: The Bran New Heavies; TASTY WAYS TO REDUCE THE FAT IN YOUR DAILY DIET: MEAL Makeovers Week 14
Byline: Words: ANGELA DOWDEN This week's meal makeover looks at your typical weekday diet - cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and a quick pasta meal after work. The meal choices below may seem virtually identical, but take a closer look...
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Health Zone: What's Up Doc?
Byline: AMY ANDERSON Q I have stopped smoking and want to repair some of the damage caused to my skin. I've read that vitamin A can help. Where can I find it and what's the best way to use it? A From dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe of the Cranley...
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Help, Help My Daddy Is Trying to Hurt Me; DAUGHTER'S SCREAM TO NEIGHBOUR
Byline: LORRAINE FISHER DON MACKAY and FIONA CUMMINS A CHILD'S cry for help uncovered the terrible trail of blood left by PC Karl Bluestone. His six-year-old daughter Jessica ran in her nightie from the family home and screamed to a neighbour:...
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HERE'S TO EWING MRS ROBINSON; Dallas Linda Gets Nude Role
Byline: JAMES SCOTT FORMER Dallas star Linda Gray is to be the fifth Mrs Robinson in the stage play of The Graduate - 34 years after her leg featured on the original film poster. Sixty-year-old Linda - JR Ewing's long-suffering wife in the US...
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I WENT ON HUNGER STRIKE IN COLOMBIA; 'IRA Suspect' Irishman Tells of Jail Ordeal
Byline: CAOIMHE YOUNG THE Irishman wrongly held as an IRA suspect in South America yesterday described his prison ordeal. Kevin Crennan, 37, was on Ireland's list of missing persons since 1994 until he was arrested in Colombia last week. Speaking...
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I Went to the Doctor's about My Nose but, Thanks to the Cocaine, There Was No Pain; SECRET DIARY OF DONALD DEWAR, AGED 15
Byline: LORRAINE DAVIDSON Scottish Political Editor THE secret diary of Donald Dewar, aged 15 and three quarters, was revealed to the nation yesterday. The teenage secrets of the man who went on to become the country's first First Minister became...
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Justice with Jacobs: Holiday Was a Brit of a Mess
Byline: Gary Jacobs MY SON booked a holiday in the USA for him and my wife. Lunn Poly offered a good deal in Florida, leaving five days later. The travel agent said that as long as they had British passports they would not need visas. My son...
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Kelly's I: Keeping You Up to Speed on the Net
Byline: Matt Kelly WIPO - the organisation that decides cybersquatting cases - has finally ruled on the ownership of domain names www.oxford-university.com and www.university-of-oxford.com It was a tough call; would it be the ancient Oxford University...
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KILLER POSTCODES; Wales' Deadly Disease Hot-Spots
Byline: BRENDON WILLIAMS WARNING: Your postcode could seriously damage your health - and may even kill you. According to shocking new figures, deadly diseases in Wales are a postcode lottery. The figures have been charted on "death maps" by...
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LAST NIGHT'S VIEW : What a Load of Doggy Do
Byline: TONY PURNELL MAN Meets Dog (BBC1) was a dream for dog lovers, but a nightmare for everyone else. There were dogs of every shape and size doing all the sort of doggy things that dogs do. Dogs going for walkies, dogs chasing balls, dogs...
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Loyalist Terror Gang Targets Tourists Again
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE LOYALIST terrorists struck at the heart of a packed tourist spot yesterday - for the second time in two days. Red Hand Defenders, a cover name used by the UDA and LVF, said they planted two pipe bombs in Ballycastle,...
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MIND YOUR LANGUAGE CHEF'S Pounds 11K; Ffrae Gymraeg*
Byline: DAVID MATHER A HEAD chef was yesterday awarded almost pounds 11,000 after he was sacked for speaking Welsh. Gwilym Williams, 41, was dismissed from the Stables Restaurant at Llanwnda, near Caernarfon, after refusing to speak English to...
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Mirror Works: I'LL PINT THE WAY FOR YOU
Byline: CORDELL MARKS THERE have been days, nights too, when I've sunk the perfect pint, but now I can serve one too. It's all thanks to beer-master Tony Cole, 56, once a brewery training manager. When he had the sobering experience of being...
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Mirror Works: Works Famous for 15 Minutes; HOW TO SUCCEED WHEN YOU SHOOT FOR THE STARS - AND MISS
Byline: YVONNE SWANN IT used to be that a job was for life, but all that's changed. In fact, in some jobs there's very early burn-out and no chance of stretching things out over a lifetime. Being a model or footballer may seem like a cushy number,...
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Mohammed's Spirit Will Live on in His Baby Daughter Jasmine; BLAZE MUM'S TINY BUNDLE OF JOY
Byline: MAGGIE BARRY ONLY hours old, tiny Jasmine Jules-Andrews nestles in the arms of her mum. Big sister Rosemine looks on, beaming with delight. The trio appear for all the world like any other loving family group. But for the Jules-Andrews...
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Motor Racing: Lauda Is Backing Ed & Ped
Byline: KEVIN GARSIDE JAGUAR boss Niki Lauda backed Eddie Irvine yesterday and criticised his predecessor Bobby Rahal for offering the driver to Formula One rivals Jordan. "Both drivers will line up for Jaguar Racing next season and nothing will...
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MY LOVE FOR JOELENE, 18 BY BLUES STAR DON, 51; Father of Five Says Teen Is His Soulmate
Byline: ALLISON BRAY BLUES star Don Baker has found a teenage lover to help heal the scars of his tormented past. The youthful 51-year-old said the fact that she is only 18 may come as a shock to many - including some of his five children who...
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ONE WINNER OF Pounds 4.3M LOTT0; Jackpot Scooped by Single Ticket
Byline: DAMIEN LANE 1318 12 222931 BONUS BALL: 4 THE pounds 4.3million Lotto jackpot was scooped by just ONE ticket last night. The winning entry comes from the south of the country. Jackpot numbers were 12, 13, 18, 22, 29 and 31. The bonus...
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Pain of the Leather Strap Whipping the Naked Soles of Our Feet Was Unbearable; AUTHOR REVEALS LIFE OF TORTURE AT ARTANE
Byline: CAOIMHE YOUNG IT has taken 50 years. But former Artane boy Patrick Touher has finally revealed the full horror of the sexual and physical abuse he suffered at the notorious school. Author Patrick has written two bestselling books telling...
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PERV DOC PESTERED PATIENT FOR GAY SEX; Hearing Told of Sordid Claims
Byline: RYAN PARRY A PERVERTED doctor tried to force an emotionally troubled patient into a gay sex act, a hearing was told yesterday. Dr Brian Potter, 48, threatened to kill himself if the patient - known only as Mr D - reported him, a General...
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PLEASE TELL US WHERE YOU BURIED YOUR WIFE; Cops' Plea to Murderer
Byline: SUE CASTLE A HUSBAND convicted of killing his wife is today urged by a top cop: "Please tell us where you buried her." Forester Mike Bowen was jailed for life for murder even though his wife's secret grave was never traced. He killed...
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Pounds 840k OIL CASH SCAM OF QUEEN'S NEIGHBOUR; Mum Blew Cash on Hols, Clothes & Cars
Byline: CAITLIN MACKAY A NEXT door neighbour of the Queen on Royal Deeside embezzled almost a million pounds from under the noses of her oil company bosses. Mum-of-two Elaine Broom, 42, lived the high life, splashing out on luxury cruises and...
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Rookie Lifeguard Let My Boy Drown
Byline: JEREMY ARMSTRONG A ROOKIE lifeguard ignored pleas for help as a 16-year-old boy lay unconscious at the bottom of a crowded pool, an inquest heard yesterday. Five minutes ticked by before efforts were made to rescue John Rudderham, who...
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Rugby Union: BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR WARRIORS: Bridgend 50 Glasgow 15; Glasgow Blasted by Second Half Blitz
Byline: Kevin BOYD GLASGOW'S bid to squeeze into the knock-out stages of the Celtic League faded fast last night after they were swept aside at Brewery Field. It looked bright for the Warriors at the half-way stage as they led by a point - but...
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Rugby Union: OFFIAH'S BACK IN THE UNION; League Ace Joins Wasps
Byline: Alex SPINK Rugby Correspondent MARTIN OFFIAH is to have a third crack at Rugby Union this autumn when his League career comes to an end. Offiah, now 35, has lined up a six-week trial with Wasps, having previously played for Rosslyn Park...
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Rugby Union: Robbo's Show Cheers Cardiff; Cardiff 20 Newport 14
Byline: BEN WADE SHANE Howarth was given the runaround by Cardiff kid Nick Robinson as new Arms Park coach Rudy Joubert finally tasted his first victory. Robinson, just 19, skinned Howarth for a superb try and kicked 10 points to lift the early...
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SEA SENSE; -Aussies Face World Fury for Keeping Refugees out -SAS Storm Ship, New Law May Force It Back to Sea
Byline: MARK ELLIS, Foreign Editor AUSTRALIA faced an international outcry last night after refusing to end the misery of 434 exhausted refugees stranded at sea. Heavily-armed Australian SAS troop yesterday seized control of the Norwegian freighter...
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SUZY in the CITY : BATTLING M&S SETS UP JOINT VENTURE
Byline: IAN GRAHAM, EDITED BY SUZY JAGGER A JOINT venture company being established by Marks & Spencer and one of its Northern Ireland suppliers will create over 50 new jobs in the north, it was announced yesterday. Desmond and Sons, which...
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Tennis: COWAN IS COURT OUT BY CD BAN
Byline: KEVIN GARSIDE WIMBLEDON hero Barry Cowan has been banned from seeking musical inspiration when he joins up with his Great Britain team-mates for their crucial Davis Cup World Group qualification clash in Ecuador next month. Tennis officials...
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The Rose of Tattoo; WINNER LISA HAS 3.. ON BUM, BACK & ANKLE
Byline: ANN MOONEY THE new Rose of Tralee revealed herself as the Rose of Tattoo yesterday. Lisa Manning admitted she was afraid her fancy artwork might affect her chances of winning the title. But the 22-year-old Perth Rose had nothing to...
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The Scurra
AT last the Hamiltons' police fiasco is over and they can return to leading an abnormal life. But following the "nonsense on stilts" episode, it is time to reveal the Odd Couple's involvement in yet another farce... Neil and his wife Christine have...
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The Weirdest TV Interview.Ever; MAGICIAN BLAINE SPOOKS EAMONN
Byline: NICOLA METHVEN, TV Editor BREAKFAST TV star Eamonn Holmes last night relived a nightmare interview with street magician David Blaine. The American entertainer, who is a close friend of movie star Leonardo DiCaprio, seemed determined to...
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TWO GAGS; Deputy PM Prescott Stays Silent While Running Country
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN Deputy Political Editor JOHN Prescott was dubbed the "man without a voice" yesterday because of his recent silence on crucial issues. Downing Street has denied the Prime Minister and his No10 chiefs have gagged the Deputy...
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Use Our Guide to New Plates and Avoid. Reg Rage
Byline: BARBARA DAVIES FROM midnight tomorrow Britain's car number plates will change for ever Or at least for the next 50 years... The new plates will appear on our roads this weekend - taking over from the old alphabetical system which reached...
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What Planet Was He from? the Full Interview: David Blaine
EAMONN: It's fantastic to be able to introduce a true great in the world of showbusiness. His name is David Blaine, probably the most controversial and exciting magician of the moment. (Clip of Blaine performing a trick in New York in which a book...
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