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Articles from December 24, 2009

4–M M–Y
400,000 Thank Yous to Mail Readers
G E N E R O U S r e a d e r s h ave donated [pounds sterling]400,000 to the Daily Mail's campaign to help Britain's wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families. The sum was given to our 'Help Heal Our Broken Heroes' Christmas appeal...
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400,000 Thank Yous to Mail Readers
GENEROUS readers have donated [pounds sterling]400,000 to the Daily Mail's campaign to help Britain's wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families. The sum was given to our 'Help Heal Our Broken Heroes' Christmas appeal in less than three...
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Adams Slept Here under False Name; B&B Owner Tells How 'Abuser' Turned Up at His Door
Byline: Enda Feeney A GUESTHOUSE owner has told how Gerry Adams's brother, who is wanted over child abuse claims, turned up on his doorstep and registered under a false name. Liam Adams, who is facing 23 charges in the North of raping and abusing...
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All I Want for Christmas Is a Brand Newheart
Byline: Paul Sims UNTIL three months ago Aaron Vincent was a boisterous youngster who loved playing football. But when he was struck down by a mystery illness, doctors made the devastating discovery that he had an enlarged heart. Since then...
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All I Want for Christmas Is a Brand New Heart
Byline: Paul Sims UNTIL three months ago Aaron Vincent was a boisterous youngster who loved playing football. But when he was struck down by a mystery illness, doctors made the devastating discovery that he had an enlarged heart. Since then...
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ALLTHE QUEEN'S FREEBIES; by Royal Appointment
Byline: VICTORIA MOORE ABSOLUTE practicality in a terribly British way is what the Queen is renowned for. So it was intriguing to hear yesterday about one of her few indulgences: small boxfuls of plain chocolate, made by Cadbury's to suit the Queen's...
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AN OPEN DOOR; Sportsmail Wishes Our Readers a Merry Christmas. We'll Be Back on Boxing Day; Exiled Trio Are Offered Cap Return by Levein
Byline: PETER JARDINE CRAIG LEVEIN last night handed an international lifeline to Kris Boyd, Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor. The new Scotland boss signed his fourand-a-half year contract at Hampden yesterday as he seeks to rescue the nation...
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As a Second Bishop Quits, Victims Warn More Must Go
Byline: Leah McDonald A SECOND bishop criticised in the Murphy child sex abuse report has announced his resignation. The Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Jim Moriarty, yesterday admitted he should have challenged the 'prevailing culture' within...
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A Special Delivery for Santa
THE technology has advanced unrecognisably -- but some things never change. Instead of the train sets, Sindy dolls, Ludo and Bunty annuals of bygone generations, today's clued-in Irish kids petition Santa for Nintendo games, karaoke machines, DVD players...
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AstraZeneca Buys French Antibiotics Firm for [Pounds Sterling]300m
Byline: Ian Lyall ASTRAZENECA is fronting a [pounds sterling]300m deal that will further its quest to develop the next generation of antibiotics. The Anglo-Swedish drugs giant yesterday unveiled the acquisition of French biotechnology firm Novexel...
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A Time for Families; C O M M E N T
AS 12 years of Labour Government seemingly draw to a close, one thing is certain: this obsessively redistributive regime has bankrupted the country. Much of this can be blamed on bankers, whose institutions are now propped up with hundreds of billions...
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A Time for Families; COMMENT
AS 12 years of Labour Government seemingly draw to a close, one thing is certain: this obsessively redistributive regime has bankrupted the country. Much of this can be blamed on bankers, whose institutions are now propped up with hundreds of billions...
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A-Z OF CHRISTMAS FASHION SALES; the Discounts Have Already Started - So Make Sure You Don't Miss out with Our Guide to the Most Stylish Bargains Around
IT'S DIFFICULT not to get swept away in the excitement of the Christmas sales, especially when this season promises some of the biggest discounts in a decade. However, bagging a bargain is as easy as ABC, if you follow CAMILLA RIDLEY-DAY'S alphabetical...
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A-Z OF CHRISTMAS FASHION SALES; the Discounts Have Already Started - So Make Sure You Don't; Miss out with Our Guide to the Most Stylish Bargains Around
IT'S DIFFICULT not to get swept away in the excitement of the Christmas sales, especially when this season promises some of the biggest discounts in a decade. However, bagging a bargain is as easy as ABC, if you follow CAMILLA RIDLEY-DAY'S alphabetical...
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Balloon-Boy Hoax Parents Are Sent to Jail
Byline: Mail Foreign Service THE parents behind the so-called 'balloon boy' hoax, who pretended their son was trapped in an out-of-control weather balloon, have been jailed. Millions of viewers followed the unfolding drama on TV in October as...
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Balloon-Boy Hoax Parents Are Sent to Jail
Mail Foreign Service THE parents behind the so-called 'balloon boy' hoax, who pretended their son was trapped in an out-of-control weather balloon, have been jailed. Millions of viewers followed the unfolding drama on TV in October as U.S. emergency...
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Beautiful Women Too Complicated? Dream on, Adrian
Byline: by Carolyn Hart WHAT'S a Freudian slip? It's when you say one thing and mean a mother. It's an old joke, but a good one. This joke has been brilliantly exemplified by TV presenter Adrian Chiles, who told a reporter on a Croatian newspaper...
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BE CAREFUL WITH THAT CHIPOLATA; Britons Will Eat 1,000 Miles of Chipolatas This Weekend. If They Knew What Was in Them, They Might Think Again
Byline: by Tom Rawstorne THEY are consumed, on average, at a rate of 12 million a day. But tomorrow the number of sausages polished off by the British nation will go through the roof. Laid end-to-end, the 1,000-plus miles of chipolatas that will...
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Being a Real Christmas Carol Is the Best Gift of All; (Which Is Just as Well - Because I Never Get Birthday Pressies)
Byline: by Carol Vorderman SPARE a thought for me today as I race around the house like a dervish. I'll be slapping gift tags on lastminute presents, rummaging through the kitchen to check there's enough cranberry sauce and counting candles for...
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BELLVANO No British Trainer Has [...]
Byline: PETER SCUDAMORE'S Christmas crackers BELLVANO No British trainer has a better set of novice hurdlers than Nicky Henderson and BELLVANO (Kempton, 12.45) has been the one that has impressed me most with a facile victory at Newbury that had...
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BIG FREEZE THREAT TO YOUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS; as Death Toll Hits 16, Millions Warned to Stay off Roads Jeopardising Festive Gatherings
Byline: Arthur Martin and Tom Kelly THE big freeze is likely to keep many thousands of families apart at Christmas. Drivers have been warned not to go out on treacherous roads, flights have been cancelled and train services badly disrupted by...
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Big Freeze Triggers Payout for Poor
Byline: Maureen Culley THE big freeze saw the first Cold Weather Payments in the UK this winter handed out in Scotland yesterday. As the [pounds sterling]290,000 payout was processed - with an estimated 11,600 people qualifying for the [pounds...
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Bing Sings with Ziggy
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Did David Bowie once sing a duet with Bing Crosby? DAVID BOWIE and Bing Crosby recorded a version of The Little Drummer Boy on September 11, 1977. It was to be shown on Bing Crosby's Christmas special...
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Bing Sings with Ziggy; ANSWER TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Did David Bowie once sing a duet with Bing Crosby? DAVID BOWIE and Bing Crosby recorded a version of The Little Drummer Boy on September 11, 1977. It was to be shown on Bing Crosby's Christmas special...
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Boss City? I Would Rather Starve, Blasts Still Red Roy
Byline: MEL HENDERSON ROY KEANE last night told ex-Manchester United team-mate Mark Hughes he would rather have starved than accepted a job at their city rivals. Keane expressed sympathy for Hughes after his controversial replacement as Manchester...
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Britain's Kindest Gran; at 90, She Forks out [Pounds Sterling]800 to Buy Gifts for All 200 Members of Her Family
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter IF your Christmas shopping seems to have been an endless task this year, spare a thought for 90-year-old Edith Abbey. Despite her advancing years, the generous grandmother prides herself on carefully selecting individual...
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Brown Accused of Dodging Iraq Probe; PM Won't Face Chilcot until after the Election
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor THE Iraq war inquiry faced fierce criticism last night as it emerged Gordon Brown will be spared a public grilling until after the General Election. Opposition MPs voiced outrage and claimed a deal had been...
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Brown Accused of Dodging Iraq Probe; PM Won't Face Chilcot until after the Election
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor THE Iraq war inquiry faced fierce criticism last night as it emerged Gordon Brown will be spared a public grilling until after the General Election. Opposition MPs voiced outrage and claimed a deal had been...
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Brown Accused of Dodging Iraq Probe; PM Won't Face Chilcot until after the Election
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor THE Iraq war inquiry faced fierce criticism last night as it emerged Gordon Brown will be spared a public grilling until after the General Election. Opposition MPs voiced outrage and claimed a deal had been...
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Brown Grilling over Iraq Postponed until after Election
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor THE Iraq war inquiry faced fierce criticism last night as it emerged Gordon Brown will be spared a public grilling until after the General Election. Opposition MPs voiced outrage and claimed a deal had been...
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Brussels Sprouting in Popularity with Christmas Shoppers
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Consumer Affairs Correspondent THEY are the Marmite of the vegetable world. But this Christmas it seems that more of us may love the Brussels sprout than hate it after all. Supermarkets have reported a 20 per cent rise...
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BT Declines on Scrappy Selling; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster FANS of BT shouldn't fret, the 4.3p fall in the share price to 137.5p was nothing sinister but just a result of the stock trading ex the latest 2.3p net dividend payment. In other words, if investors had bought the stock...
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By Royal Appointment ALL THE QUEEN'S FREEBIES
Byline: VICTORIA MOORE ABSOLUTE practicality in a terribly British way is what the Queen is renowned for. So it was intriguing to hear yesterday about one of her few indulgences: small boxfuls of plain chocolate, made by Cadbury's to suit the Queen's...
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Cadbury Boss on God, Bids and Hershey
Byline: the city INTERVIEW By Rupert Steiner CHRISTMAS is the time of year for festivities and faith. Even combat-worn Todd Stitzer has taken time out from fighting the unwelcome advances of Ritz biscuits and Toblerone-maker Kraft. The chief...
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CARLO HAS TO WIN WITH KIDS; Anelka out of Crunch Christmas Games and Drogba Is off to Africa
Byline: by SIMON CASS Chelsea manager Carlo ancelotti will hand his young stars a key role in the crucial Christmas programme after being dealt a double striker blow. Both Didier Drogba and Nicolas anelka will be missing for Chelsea's derby clash...
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Chinese Snap Up Volvo from Ford
Byline: Heath Aston FORD announced the longawaited sale of Volvo to Chinese car-maker Geely as the future of another Swedish auto group, Saab, hung in the balance last night. In yet another move to scale back its faltering global empire, Ford...
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Christmas Crackers
Byline: PETER SCUDAMORE'S BELLVANO No trainer has a better set of novice hurdlers in his stable than Nicky Henderson and BELLVANO (Kempton, 12.45) has been the one that has impressed me most with a facile victory at Newbury that had Cheltenham Festival...
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Christmas Is about Family. Mine Are as Mad as a Box of Frogs! with Apologies to Her Majesty, QUENTIN LETTS Imagines What If Prince Philip Made Tomorrow's Queen's Broadcast
Byline: by Quentin Letts SHE'S dutifully performed the task every year of her reign except 1969, when the first ever documentary about the Royal Family was shown instead. But what would happen if the Queen was indisposed and unable to broadcast...
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Civil Servants Paid [Pounds Sterling]130m in Bonuses; Record Rewards Handed out despite Downturn
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor CIVIL servants enjoyed a record [pounds sterling]130million in taxpayer-funded bonuses last year - and are in line for an even bigger sum this year. More than [pounds sterling]350,000 a day went on performance-related...
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Commodities Trader Plans [Pounds Sterling]21.9bn Float
Byline: Tamsin Brown SECRETIVE Switzerland-based commodities trader Glencore started laying the groundwork for a possible [pounds sterling]21.9bn-plus flotation with the [pounds sterling]1.4bn sale of bonds that could be converted into shares. ...
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Cox Given the Green Light by Pal Kiely
Byline: jonathan coates THE FAI have begun to act on striker Simon Cox's comeand-get-me plea to Giovanni Trapattoni , forme r I r e l and goalkeeper Dean Kiely revealed yesterday. West Bromwich Albion frontman Cox, 22, declared earlier this month...
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CRACKERS I'LL NEVER FORGET; Motty Names His Favourite Games in a Fine Decade
Byline: JOHN MOTSON IT HAS been a memorable 10 years since the turn of the millennium -- and the BBC's legendary JOHN MOTSON is a man who has witnessed many of the greatest moments, broadcasting them to the nation. In the Premier League, Champions...
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Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, 2.15pm, BBC1 DISNEY takes C.S. Lewis's muchloved literary fantasy, about four young evacuees who find the magical secret world of Narnia...
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Critics' Choice
FILM: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, 2.15pm, BBC1 DISNEY takes C.S. Lewis's much-loved literary fantasy, about four young evacuees who find the magical secret world of Narnia in their wardrobe, and turns it into a suitably...
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Critics' Choice
FILM: THE INCREDIBLES (2004) U, 2pm, RTE One PIXAR delivers yet another cracking animated comedy, a savvy comic book adventure send-up about a family of superheroes who've swapped saving the world for a quiet life. But out-of-work superheroes don't...
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D'arcy Taking Nothing for Granted
Byline: SHANE McGRATH AS THEY seek to keep momentum spinning, a team in form rely on psychological tricks. One that Leinster's players have leaned upon this month is the summoning of dangerous opponents from the most unlikely places. Take Gordon...
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Don't Panic! Follow Our Countdown for a Cracking Christmas; It Doesn't Have to Be a nightmare.Just Let Our Celebrity Chef Show You How
Byline: by Marcus Wareing IF THE ghost of Christmas Past came back to haunt us, he would kick off in the kitchen, where some of the worst mistakes are made year after year. Like that last-minute dash to the supermarket on December 24, which convinces...
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Don't Panic! Follow Our Countdown for a Cracking Christmas; It Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare Just Let Our Celebrity Chef Show You How
Byline: by Marcus Wareing IF THE ghost of Christmas Past came back to haunt us, he would kick off in the kitchen, where some of the worst mistakes are made year after year. Like that last-minute dash to the supermarket on December 24, which convinces...
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End of 'Feud' and a Conspiracy Theory
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN FOR SFA chief executive Gordon Smith, it was a day to nail the myth. The departure of George Burley prompted immediate calls for Craig Levein's speedy appointment. In football circles, however, they whispered of a significant...
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Ephraim Hardcastle
WHO did - or said - what in 2009? My Christmas Eve quiz: 1) IT was said of her: 'She was very disappointed.' a, Mrs Max Mosley; b, Arlene Phillips; c, Mrs Tiger Woods. 2) OFFERED at auction for [pounds sterling]5,500, a birthday card sent by Diana...
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Evans and Tel; LETTERS
I'M GOING to miss Terry Wogan greatly in the morning. His gentle wit and ability to make the ridiculous sound even more ludicrous is the perfect way to start the day. With his brilliant team and the antics of Janet and John, I'm laughing before my...
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EVEN in Parts of the World [...]
Byline: JONATHAN CAINER EVEN in parts of the world where it seems as if everyone is joining in with Christmas, there are some who find the experience stressful or sad. The emphasis on home and family can be upsetting to those who have lost loved...
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Fergie's Trip with Her Man (and His Ex)
Byline: Richard Kay AS HER daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, open their presents today -- in line with Royal Family tradition -- the Duchess of York will be far away in the icebound Arctic, where she is spending Christmas with a frozen-foods magnate....
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Festive Holidaymakers Jet off to Avoid Big Freeze
Byline: Galen English THERE may be a big freeze at the moment but it appears that many are prepared to pull out all the stops to avoid the Christmas chill by heading off for sunshine breaks. Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair have seen demand for flights...
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For Two Generations, I'd Been a Christmas Angel, but Nothing Prepared Me for Saundra; Plucked from the Shelf at Clerys, Angelica Was Taken to Sunnymede and Placed on Top of the Tree. Then Granddaughter Saundra Came along and Everything Changed
Byline: by Patricia Scanlan FROM her position atop the Christmas tree, Angelina has seen two generations of a family celebrate the birth of our Lord in their cosy Co. Wicklow home. But with the advent of the Celtic Tiger, the latest scion has swapped...
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Forty Shades of White; Johnny Cash Wouldn't Recognise the Emerald Isle This Christmas
Byline: Yvonne Tarleton YOU know you're coming home when you see those Forty Shades Of Green stretching out before you as the plane dips to land. But those flying over this glacial landscape yesterday were hard-pressed to recognise the Emerald...
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Freed, the Mother Wrongly Accused of Killing Her Baby
Byline: Tom Kelly and Kate Loveys AN 'impeccable' mother has finally been allowed to bury her baby son after spending 18 months wrongly accused of his murder. A judge yesterday called for a review into cases involving infant brain injuries after...
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Heard the One about the Funny Cracker Jokes? (IT'S THE WAY FRANK CARSON TELLS THEM)
EVERYONE loves a laugh at Christmas, so here are the cream of comedian Frank Carson's side-splitters. What's furry and minty? A polo bear Why do giraffes have long necks? Because their feet smell Where do snowmen go to dance? A snow ball How do...
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Heart Transplant Man Gets Taste for Donor's Junk Food
Byline: From Richard Shears in Sydney A TRANSPLANT patient has developed an insatiable craving for junk food - after receiving a new heart from a teenager with a taste for fatty snacks. David Waters is the latest example of an extraordinary phenomenon...
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Hero Major's Only Wish ... to Walk Again
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent THE gift Major Bernard Broad wants for Christmas is one many of us take for granted. The officer hopes he will be told by doctors he will be able to walk properly once again. The 43-year-old infantryman...
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Hero Major's Only Wish. to Walk Again
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent THE gift Major Bernard Broad wants for Christmas is one many of us take for granted. The officer hopes he will be told by doctors he will be able to walk properly once again. The 43-year-old infantryman...
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Hero Major's Only Wish ... to Walk Again; CHRISTMAS APPEAL HELP HEAL OUR BROKEN HEROES
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent THE gift Major Bernard Broad wants for Christmas is one many of us take for granted. The officer hopes he will be told by doctors he will be able to walk properly once again. The 43-year-old infantryman...
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Home at Christmas ...1Lb 'Miracle' Baby
Byline: George Mair WHEN he was born almost four months premature, Bailey Watt's parents were told he had only a 50 per cent chance of survival. Weighing barely a pound, with a hole in his heart and unable to breathe unaided, he then faced superbug...
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Houston's Four-Match United Trial
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON PETER HOUSTON will be given a minimum of four games to stake his claim for the Dundee United job following Craig Levein's departure to Scotland. The former Falkirk player, Levein's right-hand man for nine years during spells...
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How Could He Walk out on Me Now? Three Best Friends Dead -- and Her Own Family Almost Wiped out in a Disaster That Left Her Clinging to Life by a Thread. but for Sally, the Most Shattering Blow Was Still to Come
Byline: by Natasha Courtenay-Smith THERE are many survivors of the Boxing Day 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami who speak of the terrifying roar of the wave as it approached. But the only sound that Sally Gordon can recall as the nine-metre wall of water...
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I'd Survived the Tsunami - but I Was So Bruised and Battered My Family Didn't Recognise Me
FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Melanie, and Pippa was another close friend. We all regularly met for lunches and to go shopping, and over the previous 12 months, had holidayed in the Caribbean and Turkey together. 'I have a photo of Jane, Melanie and me...
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I Know the Trauma of Child Abuse -- and It Lasts for Decades; CLASSICAL Singer Lesley Garrett, 54, Lives in London with Her Doctor Husband, Peter, and Their Children, Jeremy, 16, and Chloe, 15. She Has Been an Ambassador for the NSPCC since 2004
Byline: by Lesley Garrett LESLEY GARRETT and her family have a long-running Christmas tradition. After Midnight Mass, they go to sleep in their special reindeer pyjamas. Then when they wake up, they spend Christmas Day laughing and playing games....
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Imperial Trying to Upstage Star Act
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND TRAINER Nigel Twiston-Davies warns that the dismal run of Imperial Commander in last year's King George VI Chase should be ignored as his gelding bids to justify his status as the big threat to Kauto Star in the St Stephen's...
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Irish Door Ajar for Quinlan as Leamy Hit by KO
Byline: by SHANE McGRATH A SERIOUS knee injury has wrecked Denis Leamy's season -- but it could propel Alan Quinlan back into Ireland contention. Munster confirmed the shock news yesterday that back-rower Leamy underwent surgery in a Dublin hospital...
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Is 2009's Best-Dressed Woman Too Slender?
Byline: Beth Hale HER 'schoolgirl meets grandma' chic has won her admiration from the world's top fashion critics. And as she garners acclaim, model-turned-TV-presenter Alexa Chung has also been forced to deny alleged health problems after some...
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Is 2009's Best-Dressed Woman Too Slender?
Byline: Beth Hale HER 'schoolgirl meets grandma' chic has won her admiration from the world's top fashion critics. And as she garners acclaim, British model-turned-TV-presenter Alexa Chung has also been forced to deny alleged health problems...
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Is 2009's Best-Dressed Woman Too Slender?
Byline: Beth Hale HER 'schoolgirl meets grandma' chic has won her admiration from the world's top fashion critics. And as she garners acclaim, British model-turned-TV-presenter Alexa Chung has also been forced to deny alleged health problems...
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Is 2009's Best-Dressed Woman Too Slender?
Byline: Beth Hale HER 'schoolgirl meets grandma' chic has won her admiration from the world's top fashion critics. And as she garners acclaim, British model-turned-TV-presenter Alexa Chung has also been forced to deny alleged health problems...
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Is the X Factor Killing British Pop? DEBATE
THERE's little question that The X Factor is leaving us with a bunch of bland karaoke singers rather than real pop stars (Letters), but there is some hope. The rock band Muse are taking America and Canada by storm at the moment -- filling stadiums...
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It's a Rip-Off Claim as Rail Bosses Raise Festive Fares
Byline: Ray Massey Transport Editor DESPERATE Christmas travellers who turned to the railways because of chaos on the roads yesterday and today faced 'rip-off' fares of up ten times the cheapest advertised tickets. They were forced to pay prices...
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Jackson Can Come of Age as Warriors' Wonderboy
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON GLASGOW coach Sean Lineen has backed Ruaridh Jackson to fill the boots of Dan Parks when the standoff departs for Cardiff Blues in the summer. Parks has been selected to play against Edinburgh in the top-of-thetable Magners...
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Jingle Bells? It's Jingle Hell and We Can Only Blame Ourselves
Byline: by Alexandra Shulman CHRISTMAS wouldn't exist i f i t weren' t for womankind. It's modern women' s keenness to pressurise o u r s e l v e s i n t o exhausting over-achievement that make possible the festive season as we know it. Perfect...
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Joan Was an Absolute Lady, She Handled Her Illness with Dignity; Family and Friends in Tribute to Fair City Matriarch
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor IT was a fitting farewell for the TV matriarch of Dublin's Northside. For yesterday, actress Joan Brosnan Walsh, who appeared in Fair City, for more than 20 years, was applauded by her friends and...
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'Kind, Quiet' Spinster Stuns Charities with [Pounds Sterling]1.5m Legacy
LIVING with her sister in a simple terraced house and spending her time on equally modest hobbies, Joan Horrocks seemed a normal, frugal pensioner. With a love of Scottish country dancing and taking a weekly dip at her local pool, the retired physiotherapist...
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Kirkcaldy, Milan or London? Jack Shows Up at Home
Byline: Maureen Culley FOR his first exhibition in four years, Jack Vettriano has chosen Milan and London as ideal venues to display his new paintings. But before his latest works are put on show in the cosmopolitan European capitals, they will...
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Kp Happy to Play the Panto Villain
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent reports from Durban KEVIN PIETERSEN is ready for his first Test in his home city on Boxing Day, happy to accept any abuse thrown at him on his return to Kingsmead with England. Pietersen, born in nearby...
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Labour's Borrowing 'To Drive Up Loan Rates'
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor MASSIVE Government borrowing will push interest rates up next year, say experts. Average mortgage payments could increase by more than [pounds sterling]200 a month, it is feared. Analysts at Credit Suisse,...
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Lessons of a Higher Order; COMMENT
Byline: by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor BY all accounts as many Britons (4m) will be going online on Christmas Day to snap up sale bargains as will be attending church. One might have hoped that the events of the past two years, the credit crunch...
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Light Fantastic. or Watt? Neighbours on a Short Fuse over Display with 45,000 Bulbs
Byline: Joe O'Brien WHEN David Grant put up his Christmas lights, he hoped to brighten his neighbourhood with a twinkle of festive cheer. But his decision to decorate his property with a staggering 45,000 bulbs has sparked a row with his neighbours....
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Liverpool Met Mancini Too, Claims Cook
Byline: DAN FRANCIS MANCHESTER city chief executive Garry cook last night claimed the approach to roberto Mancini weeks before they sacked Mark hughes wasn't unusual, and said Liverpool had also 'sounded out' the Italian about succeeding rafa Benitez....
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Liverpool Met Mancini Too, Claims Cook
Byline: DAN FRANCIS MANCHESTER City chief executive Garry Cook last night claimed the approach to Roberto Mancini weeks before they sacked Mark Hughes wasn't unusual, and said Liverpool had also 'sounded out' the Italian about succeeding Rafa Benitez....
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Liverpool Met Mancini Too, Claims Cook
Byline: DAN FRANCIS Manchester city chief executive Garry cook last night claimed the approach to roberto Mancini weeks before they sacked Mark hughes wasn't unusual, and said Liverpool had also 'sounded out' the Italian about succeeding rafa Benitez....
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Look Here, Grandma, I Need to Sit Down More Than You Do! I Don't Know How I Do It
Byline: Lorraine Candy AS Editor-in-Chief of fashion magazine Elle and a mum to three young children, Lorraine Candy's life is a chronic juggling act. In a weekly column, she reveals what life is really like for working mothers. Lorraine lives with...
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Look Here, Grandma, I Need to Sit Down More Than You Do! I Don't Know How I Do It Lorraine Candy
Byline: Lorraine Candy AS Editor-in-Chief of fashion magazine Elle and a mum to three young children, Lorraine Candy's life is a chronic juggling act. In a weekly column, she reveals what life is really like for working mothers. Lorraine lives in...
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Look Who's Talking. TALK OF THE TOWN
Byline: EDITED BY JAMES GIBBONS WHAT a year! Social promotions and dramatic demotions, books were launched, art was traded, and D4 delis opened. Add all that to a presidential, diplomatic and even canine wedding or two, and it's safe to say that...
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Max Mosley, Abhorrent Behaviour and How the Law Protects the Powerful
Byline: Stephen Glover IF A well-known public figure is caught visiting a brothel, is it in the public interest for a newspaper to report the story? Until recently it had been widely assumed that it was. Not any longer. Yesterday, the Sun newspaper...
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Max Mosley, Abhorrent Behaviour and How the Law Protects the Rich and Powerful; Commentary
Byline: by Stephen Glover WHEN a well-known public figure is caught visiting a brothel, is it in the public interest for a newspaper to report the story? Until recently it had been widely assumed that it was. Not any longer. Yesterday, the Sun...
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Me and My Wardrobe; Anthea Turner
Byline: SARAH EWING TV PRESENTER and panto star Anthea Turner, 49, wants to turn heads for all the right reasons. She's stepmum to three girls and lives in with her second husband, Grant Bovey. I'M A Gemini, so my wardrobe looks like it belongs...
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Merry Clickmas! Log on from 6am Today for Savings of Up to 70%
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor IF you feel in need of a breather after the Christmas shopping frenzy, forget it. The sales are upon us. High street stores are slashing prices by up to 70 per cent and launching online sales from...
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Mr X, Soccer Boss in a Brothel; His Name's All over the Internet, but Papers Can't Identify Manager in Massage Parlour
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent A MARRIED Premier League football manager has been caught visiting a brothel - but the British Press cannot reveal his identity on human rights grounds. The soccer boss, a family man with children,...
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MSPs May Not Charge for Taxis (If We Buy Them Cars)
Byline: Mark Howarth IN the political minefield of Holyrood expenses, claims for taxi fares have cost the taxpayer nearly [pounds sterling]500,000 and a party leader his job. Now MSPs are to vote on a way around the problem - a publicly funded...
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My Attitude Is Fine, I Just Want to Win
Byline: by STUART BROAD THERE is no question that when you have a little bit of success people expect more of you. Look at our best player, Kevin Pietersen. Everything he does is scrutinised, anything he says is all over the papers. I was fortunate...
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My Brother Died This Year and I Don't Know What the Next Will Hold. but Here's Why I'll Rejoice in the Magic of Christmas Day
Byline: by Kate Kerrigan HAPPY Christmas' has to be one of the most over-used, yet under- experienced, expressions in the English language. Aside from a few short moments on Christmas morning watching the children open their presents, the day itself...
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My Wife Gave Me the Green Light. Now I Want an Eighth Title
Byline: by JONATHAN McEVOY Motor Racing Correspondent YOU doubt whether Mrs Corinna Schumacher really had much choice when Michael steered the conversation towards the possibility of his returning to Formula One. 'We spoke as a family,' revealed...
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My Wife Gave Me the Green Light. Now I Want an Eighth Title
Byline: by JONATHAN McEVOY motor racing correspondent YOU doubt whether Mrs Corinna Schumacher really had much choice when Michael steered the conversation towards the possibility of his returning to Formula One. 'We spoke as a family,' revealed...
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