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Articles from February 28, 2011

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150 Are Rescued in New SAS Swoop; British Plane Hit as Special Forces Pluck Workers from Danger Zone
Byline: Tim Shipman, David Williams BRITISH special forces plucked 150 stranded oil workers to safety last night in a second daring rescue mission in Libya. Members of the SAS, SBS and Royal Marines launched the airborne swoop into the desert...
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150 Are Rescued in New SAS Swoop; Britons Flown out as Gaddafi Vows to Cling on in Face of Growing Revolt
Byline: Tim Shipman and David Williams BRITISH special forces plucked 150 stranded oil workers to safety last night in a second daring rescue mission in Libya. Members of the SAS, SBS and Royal Marines launched the airborne swoop into the desert...
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300% Rise in Victories over Tax Blunders
Byline: James Tozer SUCCESSFUL complaints over tax bungles have soared four-fold in only two years - just as new cutbacks threaten to create yet more mistakes, experts warned yesterday. Last year a total of 446 complaints against Her Majesty's...
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30p and Rising, the Cost of a Single Egg
Byline: Tanith Carey, Claire Ellicott SUPERMARKET eggs are creeping up in price and now cost more than 30p each, research shows. A box of six free range eggs costs an average of [pounds sterling]1.80 at many major stores, and is likely to rise...
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30% Rise in Traffic Lights Leaves Drivers Seeing Red
Byline: Ray Massey Transport Editor THE number of traffic lights on our roads has increased by nearly a third in eight years, researchers have found. A damning report, calling for many of them to be ripped out, reveals that motorists who think...
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5 Female TDs Who Will Stand out among the Grey Suits
1. JOAN BURTON Having earned the unfortunate monicker of 'Joan the Moan', the Labour Party deputy leader will relish her party's elevation from the opposition benches. Doubts have been cast over her likely role in the 2. MARy lOU McdONAld Queen of...
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A Cheeky Charlie! ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION Is it true that Charlie Chaplin would amuse himself by entering Charlie Chaplin lookalike contests? THIS was a one-off rather than a repeated activity. In 1916, Chaplinitis was in full swing and Charlie Chaplin lookalike contests were big...
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A Curtain Falls on FF's Bleakest Act; Epic Meltdown for the Party That Has Held Power for 61 of the Past 79 Years
Byline: Aiden Corkery Political Correspondent ONCE regarded as one of the most successful political parties in Western Europe, the very future of Fianna Fail is in doubt after this weekend's election count. After holding power for 61 of the past...
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AIB 'Has a Bidder' for Investment Arm
Byline: Joe Downes A PREFERRED bidder for the investment unit of AIB is reported to have been found. Irish Life Investment Managers is believed to be in talks to buy AIB Investment Managers, also known as AIBIM. AIBIM says it has [euro]8.5bn...
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An Abortion Is Safer Than Having a Baby, Say Doctors; 'Absurdly Liberal' Advice for Mothers-to-Be Provokes Outrage
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent PREGnAnT women should be told that an abortion is safer than having a baby, according to highly contentious proposals by doctors. The advice also says most women who terminate a pregnancy will not suffer...
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An Abortion Is Safer Than Having a Baby, Say Doctors; but 'Absurdly Liberal' Advice for Mothers-to-Be Provokes Outrage
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent PREGnAnT women should be told that an abortion is safer than having a baby, according to highly contentious proposals by doctors. The advice also says most women who terminate a pregnancy will not suffer...
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A Pint with Po -Faced Losers and the Stupid Auld Pencils
Byline: Paul Drury OF ALL the spectator sports in the world, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - to compare with an Irish general election count. It has everything that a good sports event should have: winners, losers, twists and turns, battles...
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Archbishop's Ban on Gay 'Weddings'; Williams Vetoes the Use of Anglican Buildings
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent THE Archbishop of Canterbury has vowed that he wi l l never al low Church of England buildings to be used for gay weddings. Dr Rowan Williams told MPs he would not bow to pressure to enable his churches...
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A Right Cheeky Charlie; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles legge QUESTION Is it true that Charlie Chaplin would amuse himself by entering Charlie Chaplin lookalike contests? THIS was a one-off rather than a repeated activity. In 1916, 'Chaplinitis' was in full swing and Charlie...
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A Roar, a Wave of a Tricolour, Then Back to Reality
Byline: by Nell McCafferty PEARSE Doherty uses the quick wash cycle number nine on his Hotpoint, and then programmes six for the spin. If we'd had a tumble drier, we could have finished the weekend's laundry on saturday as the long day turned into...
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Asians 'More Opposed to Immigration Than Whites'; Concern Crosses Race Boundaries
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor MORE Asians are opposed to immigration than white Britons, according to a poll. One of the largest studies carried out on the subject found that 39 per cent of Asians, 34 per cent of whites and 21 per...
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A Stack of Positives Hoists Hibs
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS AFOURTH successive SPL win for Hibs -- 2-0 over Inverness CT -- ensured a perfect end to a fabulous February for them. Few could have predicted this in January when Colin Calderwood's reign hit its nadir, a 3-0 loss...
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Big Beasts of Labour and Fine Gael Go Head-to-Head in Battle for Top Portfolios
Byline: John Lee Political Correspondent FINE GAEL and Labour last night staked their claims on the key post of Finance Minister in the opening salvo of negotiations on the formation of the next government. Senior members of Enda Kenny's party...
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BLING IT ON! Victoria Beckham Has Been Spotted with a [Pounds Sterling]22,000 Phone. but as Our Shopping Guide for the Seriously Rich (and Tasteless!) Proves, She Could Be a Lot More Flash with Her Cash
FULLY CRYSTALLISED STEINWAY PIANO, FROM [pounds sterling]495,000 IF ELTON JOHN doesn't have one of these in his living room, it can only be a matter of time. Every inch of this Steinway piano and stool are plastered with more than a million Swarovski...
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Blue Skies Clear the Clouds; Post-Parkhead Talk-In Inspires Right Reaction as Rangers Roar Back to Regain Lost Ground
Byline: PETER JARDINE WHAT a difference a week makes for Rangers. By full-time yesterday, blue skies hung over Ibrox where storm clouds had lingered only days before. Walter Smith held a talk-in with his players last Monday morning after they...
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Boat 'Revenge' Attack; Sir Cameron's Vessel Torched at Remote Loch
Byline: Alan Dow POLICE are investigating a 'revenge' fire attack on a boat owned by multi-millionaire landowner and theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh. The [pounds sterling]8,000 vessel was found burnt out on the shore of a Highland...
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Bogus Benefits Claims Scandal; Sicknote Culture Laid Bare as 50,000 Scots Are Found Fit for Work; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter THE true scale of Scotland's sicknote culture was laid bare last night after 50,000 adults who tried to claim incapacity benefit were found to be fit for work. New figures have revealed that 72.5...
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Boyd Barrett's Victory Another Triumph for the Independents
Byline: Patrice Harrington AIR-punching, hugging, singing 'Power to the People' and chanting 'The workers united will never be defeated', Richard Boyd Barrett's supporters enthusiastically celebrated his election to Dail Eireann yesterday. The...
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Boy of 18 Dies in Drunken Prank on Ski Chalet Roof
Byline: Ryan Kisiel A BRITISH teenager fell to his death after drunkenly trying to jump from one chalet roof to another in an exclusive Alpine ski resort. Trainee ski instructor Edward De Nunzio, 18, died instantly after dropping 16ft from the...
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Budget Anti-Wrinkle Jab You Can Buy at Your High Street Chemist
Byline: Louise Eccles BUDGET anti-wrinkle injections, derma fillers and other cosmetic treatments are to be offered by Superdrug. The procedures, normally the preserve of discreet specialist clinics, will be available from next week, with customers...
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...But He'll Probably Be Let off Hook
Byline: GRAHAM POLL the official line IF THE Football Association charge Wayne Rooney, they will be going against previous recent cases and will possibly justify Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that Manchester United are harshly treated because of their...
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...But Wayne Will Probably Be Let Off
Byline: GRAHAM POLL the official line IF THE Football Association charge Wayne Rooney, they will be going against previous recent cases and will possibly justify Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that Manchester United are harshly treated because of their...
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Buzz of the Npower League
Byline: by IVAN SPECK scouts' corner FOR every player there is a career-defining season. For Brighton striker Glenn Murray, that season is now. At the age of 27, after searching for a full-time role at Carlisle, Stockport and Rochdale, from whom...
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CARR: I'M A GLORY BOY AGAIN; Stephen Bags a Medal after 12-Year Wait; THIS IS BEST WIN OF MY CAREER -- McLEISH
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY FORMER Republic of Ireland international Stephen Carr labelled Birmingham City's dramatic Carling Cup success against Arsenal 'phenomenal' after he skippered them to victory at Wembley. Obafemi Martins' last-minute winner...
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Casey Hits Late Goal as Treaty Trip Again
Byline: JOHN REDINGTON NFL DIVISION 3 Offaly 2-10 Limerick 1-12 IT MIGHT have been an improved performance, but Limerick's Allianz League misery continued yesterday at Newcastlewest. Caught for a giveaway goal before the break and hit by a second...
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CELTS ARE WELL TRODDEN AGAIN; Lennon and His Men Haunted by Another Fir Park Nightmare
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN Motherwell 2 Celtic 0 AS a player and now manager, Neil Lennon has seen enough of Fir Park to last him a lifetime. A stalwart in the Celtic midfield that surrendered the SPL title on a dramatic day in May, 2005, yesterday...
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Chinese Leaders Can Learn Lesson from Hong Kong; MONDAY VIEW by Alex Brummer
Byline: Alex Brummer WHEN Hong Kong's financial secretary John Tsang stood up to deliver his budget last week there was a major shock for the markets and forecasters. The territory's budget had produced a whopping great surplus of [pounds sterling]6bn,...
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Clancy's in to Pull the Strings for Laois' Rout
Byline: CHRIS McCANN NFL DIVISION 2 Laois 1-21 Derry 1-07 LAOIS' dominance at midfield provided the platform for a hammering of Derry at Celtic Park yesterday afternoon in game that was every bit as one-sided as the scoreline might suggest. Padraig...
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Cole Drama Is Another Headache for Carlo
Byline: MATT LAWTON ASHLEY COLE is facing a [pounds sterling]250,000 club fine for shooting a student at Chelsea's training ground. The England full back -- who has so far refused to apologise publicly -- wounded 21-year-old Tom Cowan after accidentally...
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Cole Faces [Pounds Sterling]250k Fine for Shooting Student; COLE DRAMA IS ANOTHER HEADACHE FOR CARLO
Byline: MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent ASHLEY COLE is facing a [pounds sterling]250,000 club fine for shooting a student at Chelsea's training ground. The England full back -- who has so far refused to apologise publicly -- wounded 21-year-old...
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Cowen Is Taoiseach until dAil Says Different
As A former politician and party leader Brian Cowen is a busted flush, but the Taoiseach remains in charge of the country until a new Government is formed and approved by the Dail. Talks begin immediately between Mr Kenny and eamon Gilmore as teams...
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Cowgirl Joan Rides into Town for Oscars
Byline: Simon Cable IT'S not easy to stand out at a pre-Oscars party. But one-time Queen of Style Joan Collins managed it - for all the wrong reasons. With her ten-gallon hat and biker jacket, it was unclear what look she was trying to achieve...
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Cowgirl Joan Rides into Town for Oscars
Byline: Simon Cable Showbusiness Reporter IT'S not easy to stand out at a pre-Oscars party. But the usually stylish Joan Collins managed it - however, not quite for the right reasons. With her ten-gallon hat and biker jacket, it was unclear...
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Crackdown on Ministers' Papers Sent by Limousine
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter CIVIL servants have been banned from hiring luxury limousines to move Government documents around Scotland following an outcry over the use of taxpayers' money. Finance Secretary John Swinney ordered...
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Critics' Choice
BOOK TALK My Life In Books, 6.30pm, BBC2 IN THE run-up to World Book Night (on Friday), Anne Robinson's bookbased variant on Desert Island Discs continues daily. Her first pair of guests, talking about the books that have meant most to them in...
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Critics' Choice
BOOK TALK My Life In Books, 6.30pm, BBC2 IN THE run-up to World Book Night (on Friday), Anne Robinson's bookbased variant on Desert Island Discs continues daily. Her first pair of guests, talking about the books that have meant most to them in their...
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Cuts to Our Pay Will Put Patient Care in Danger, Warns Student Midwife
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor A STUDENT nurse who led the demonstrations against government cuts has warned that patients will suffer if morale is allowed to drop too low. And Sorcha Kearney Wolnik believes trainee midwives will not be...
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Dalglish Bubble Burst as Parker Powers Hammers
Byline: MATT BARLOW West Ham 3 Liverpool 1 WEST Ham sang of bursting bubbles as they climbed off the foot of the Barclays Premier League but Liverpool were left to wonder if the Kenny Dalglish adrenaline shot was starting to fade. Dalglish's...
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Dalglish's Bubble Is Burst by Parker
Byline: MATT BARLOW West Ham 3 Liverpool 1 Next: WEST HAM v Stoke City (Saturday), LIVERPOOL v Manchester United (Sunday) WEST HAM sang of bursting bubbles as they climbed off the foot of the Barclays Premier League but Liverpool were left...
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Date Rape? My New Song Is about Delta, Says McFadden
Byline: Yvonne Tarleton BrIaN McFadden has angrily dismissed claims his new single encourages date rape. The Dubliner is furious over a string of complaints about the racy lyrics for his new song, The Way You are, Drunk at The Bar. The 30-year-old...
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Dave 'N' Nick: The Mask Slips
Byline: Peter McKay Something comes over David Cameron when he's in trouble. the tory leader slows down his speech and sets out to explain -- in sing-song tones, as if to a child -- that what might look like a gigantic cock-up by himself is a far...
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DEC HITS OUT; Penalties Are Killing Us, Admits Irish Boss
Byline: by SHANE MCGRATH iRELAND'S increasingly worrying disciplinary difficulties overshadowed the defeat of Scotland in Murrayfield yesterday, with Declan Kidney growing visibly frustrated after yet another controversy almost cost his team victory....
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Donald Finally Delivers
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON reports from Tucson DISMISSED by Tiger Woods as a plodder and derided by critics for lacking a winning mentality, Luke donald delivered an emphatic riposte to both ignorant sentiments last night when he won the Accenture...
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Donald Has Last Laugh on New No 1 Kaymer
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Tucson Bernhard Langer has spoken of his pride in seeing Martin Kaymer tread so faithfully in his footsteps he has followed him all the way to the world no 1 spot. he may have failed in...
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Dons Looking Dandy Again, Insists Aluko
Byline: by MARK WILSON SONE ALUKO has tasted the high life with Aberdeen. The goal he netted against mighty Bayern Munich three years ago stands as a reminder of heady days. Signed by Jimmy Calderwood in a period when European football seemed...
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DON'T FEAR YOUR TEARS; Embarrassed by a Good Howl? Don't Be, Says Therapist SUSIE ORBACH - Crying Is Good for You
UNTIL Victorian times, we were a nation of criers. Few read Charles Dickens with dry eyes. We wept when we won battles. We wept when we lost. Whether responding to sentiment or to pathos, tears were copious. no shame or apology required. Then...
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Don't Send Our Retired Racing Dogs to China, Pleads Sharon
Byline: Laura Lynott SHE is more famous for reading the news. But now rtE's Sharon Ni Bheolain is lending her celebrity status to a campaign to end the sale of retired greyhounds to China where they are often condemned to a life of cruelty or even...
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Dubs the Real Deal as Cats Scalded
Byline: JOHN HARRINGTON reports from Parnell Park WALSH CUP SH FINAL Dublin 2-17 Kilkenny 2-13 DUBLIN'S hurling revolution gathered further pace when they scalped Kilkenny's hurling aristocrats in yesterday's Walsh Cup final. It's rare...
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Edu Aims to Right Wrongs
Byline: PETER JARDINE MauriCe eDu heads back to Parkhead in midweek insisting rangers can end Celtic's Treble dream on their home patch -- and wipe out the nightmare of their previous visit. The american midfielder spoke out following a remarkable...
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ELECTED, GIFTED AND FEMALE; Up to 26 Women Look Set to Scoop a Seat. but Not One from Fianna Fail
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political correspondent IT BEGAN with a sexism storm but the campaign has ended with a boost of women TDs elected to the Dail. Labour TD Pat Rabbitte sparked the sexism row last month. He was forced to apologise after claiming...
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England Ace Davies Reveals He Is Gay
Byline: STEVE SKERRY STEVE DAVIES, the England reserve wicketkeeper, last night revealed he was gay and said coming out was 'tougher than facing Brett Lee'. The 24-year-old Surrey player told his international team-mates before the start of the...
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EU Equality Ruling Could Cost Women Motorists [Pounds Sterling]9,000; and Men's Pensions Could Be Slashed by Up to 8%
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor EUROPEAN judges are expected to pass an equality ruling tomorrow that could cost British taxpayers almost [pounds sterling]1billion. They are poised to make it illegal to assess insurance premiums and pension...
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EU Equality Ruling 'Will Cost British Taxpayer [Pounds Sterling]1billion'; Young Women Drivers and Retired Men to Suffer
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor EUROPEAN judges are expected to pass an equality ruling tomorrow that could cost British taxpayers almost [pounds sterling]1billion. They are poised to make it illegal to assess insurance premiums and pension...
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Families Face a [Currency]180 Hike in Monthly Mortgage Rates
Byline: Paul Kelly Consumer Affairs Editor HARD-PRESSED families will see their mortgages climb by an oppressive [euro]180 - pushing many into arrears - over this week as punishing interest rates are imposed. Ulster Bank is hiking its rates by 0.5...
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Fergie Should Save Some of His 'Wise' Words for Wayne
Byline: Martin Samuel SIR ALEX FERGUSON, the Manchester United manager, reacted as objectively as ever to the controversy around Wayne Rooney's elbow on James McCarthy of Wigan Athletic at the weekend. 'The press will raise a campaign to get him...
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FG Must Hold the Purse Strings in This Coalition
THE PEOPLE have spoken - and spoken unequivocally. We have, in the most trenchant manner possible, declared our determination to put the politics of the past behind us. Now it is the turn of the politicians we have elected - and, in particular,...
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FIGHTING ALL THE ODDS; Survival Now the True Measure of League Success
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN WITH less money and fewer teams, today's Airtricity League launch won't be an all-dancing, allsinging affair, unlike previous years when glasses tinkled amid giddy talk of chasing a [euro]1million pot of gold. As the chill...
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Fish Catch Dumping Could Be Scrapped; Brussels Set to Act on Millions of Tons Thrown Back
Byline: Emma Smith EUROPEAN bureaucrats could scrap the process which sees a million tons of fish discarded from fishing boats every year. Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will tomorrow table proposals to ban the practice. The 'discards'...
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FLIPPIN' ECK, WE'VE WON IT; McLeish's Men Bring Wenger to His Knees
Byline: by MATT LAWTON Arsenal 1 Birmingham 2 NEVER again will Arsene Wenger question whether the League Cup amounts to a real trophy. Not after the drama of this astonishing final. After the tears of an inconsolable Jack Wilshere; the heroics...
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FLIPPIN' ECK, WE'VE WON IT; McLeish's Men Bring Wenger to His Knees
Byline: by MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent Arsenal 1 Birmingham 2 NEVER again will Arsene Wenger question whether the League Cup amounts to a real trophy. Not after the drama of this astonishing final. After the tears of an inconsolable...
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FLIPPIN' ECK, WE'VE WON IT; McLeish's Men Bring Wenger to His Knees
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY Arsenal 1 Birmingham 2 ALEX McLeish saluted Birmingham City's Carling Cup victory as the greatest managerial achievement of his career after substitute Obafemi Martin's last-minute goal shocked Arsenal. McLeish paid...
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Flood Fears Return of Injury Nightmare
Byline: ROB WILDMAN TOBY FLOOD hopes to be fit for England's clash against Scotland a week on Sunday -- but admits he harbours fears of a recurrence of his achilles injury agony. Flood was out for six months in 2009 with a torn achilles, and it...
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Foley's Goal Flattens Donegal Fizz; NFL Division 2
Byline: ALAN FOLEY Donegal 0-08 Kildare 1-05 DONEGAL remain unbeaten in the Allianz League but they allowed Kildare to pick their pockets for a draw in O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny yesterday. Full-back Michael Foley was the hero for the Lilywhites...
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Forced to Die in Hospital; Patients Still Being Denied Right to Pass Away at Home Because of NHS Failures; Daily Mail CAMPAIGN; DIGNITY FOR THE ELDERLY
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent TERMINALLY ill patients are still having to die in hospital against their wishes because of the abject failure of the NHS to provide basic care, an investigation has found. Despite Government promises...
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Four Years for Killing a Man? That's Unforgivable
Byline: Ronan O'Reilly WHATEVER the reasons, I've never been a subscriber to the hang 'em and flog 'em brigade. I'm not one for the mob mentality, for starters. But it's most likely down to the fact that the membership of that particular gang...
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Frank's Flirty Role Shows He Is Not the Retiring Sort
Byline: HANNAH - LOUISE DUNNE He has left his days as the hellraising Father Jack far behind him -- but Frank Kelly is still causing mischief with his on-screen antics. The 71 year old snagged a role in emmerdale last year as Dermot Macey. ...
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Free* Rango Gifts for Every Reader; Colouring Book, Pencils and Stickers P&p Applies
TO celebrate the release of Rango on March 4 we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures to bring you a brilliant special offer. Claim a fantastic Rango Activity Gift Bag, which includes a colouring book, pencils and stickers for less than . You can...
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Free Rango Goodies
TO celebrate the release of Rango on March 4, the Scottish Daily Mail and Paramount Pictures UK have joined forces to give you some great FREE gifts each day TO celebrate the release of Rango on March 4, the Scottish Daily Mail and Paramount Pictures...
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Gilmore Basks in Glory of Labour's Triumph. but He's Still Waiting for Enda's Call
Byline: Cormac McQuinn EAMON GILMORE was yesterday basking in the biggest haul of seats in the Labour Party's history and awaiting Enda Kenny's call to form a coalition government. As his party reaped at least 35 seats, exceeding 1992's famous...
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Glencore Prepares Blockbuster Listing
Byline: Ruth Sunderland MINERAL trading giant Glencore is this week laying the ground for a potential longawaited float on the London stock market which could value the company at [pounds sterling]37.5bn. The secretive Swiss-based commodity firm...
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Grand View over the Home of Golf, Yours for Only [Pounds Sterling]5.1million!
Byline: Jim McBeth GOLFERS believe it is a view so precious you cannot put a price on it. But an American billionaire has done just that and his four-bedroom property overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course at St Andrews is set to become...
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Grave Flaws of Part-Time Parliament; Holyrood Must Act to Raise the Quality of Its Debates
Byline: Allan Massie THE MONDAY COLUMN THERE is a paradox about the Scottish parliament. We are quite pleased to have it. Its mere existence is an assertion of Scottish nationhood, albeit nationhood comfortably within the United Kingdom. All the...
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Gros Points the Way to a Blank Day for Saints
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT He May be thousands of miles removed from his native island of Reunion but William Gros must have felt quite at home on Saturday when Kilmarnock fans accorded him a standing ovation for his display against St Mirren. This was...
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Hawk-Eyed Jacko Rues 'Wide' Call; NFL DIVISION 1
Byline: PAUL KEANE Dublin 3-10 Kerry 1-15 IF ONLY the GAA had chosen this game for their Hawk-Eye trial then Jack O'Connor would be a happier man this morning. The Kerry manager claimed a wrong call by umpires at the Hill 16 End of Croke...
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Healed by the Love of a Horse Horse; the Inspiring Story of a Couple Who Turned Their Home into a Refuge for Abandoned Racehorses - and Found They Could Transform the Lives of Troubled Children
Byline: by Helen Yeadon WE WERE feeding, grooming and exercising the horses on our farm one hectic Saturday morning when a car pulled into the yard. A woman wound down the window to talk to my husband, Michael. 'We heard that you have children...
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Health Fears as the Price of Lager Falls below Water
Byline: Eva Marie Gibney TENNENT'S Lager is now cheaper than water to buy. German supermarket chain Lidl is selling 500ml cans of the lager for just 75 cents each when you buy two together. For just [euro]1.50 you can get your hands on a litre...
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Hernandez on the Money
Byline: IAN LADYMAN A WEEK AGO the young Manchester United players failed to do themselves justice in an embarrassing FA Cup tie with Crawley. But if the limitations of Gabriel Obertan and Bebe keep Sir Alex Ferguson awake at night then Javier Hernandez...
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Home Safe, but Others Still Wait to F Lee Libya
Byline: Leah McDonald TWO Irish women and their Algerian families managed to flee Libya last night as rebels closed in on the capital Tripoli. Officials are also checking to see if more Irish citizens have made it to Greece by ferry, as they...
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How Carol Had the Look of a Heavy Drinker
Byline: Jonathan Brocklebank HER age-defying looks have long been the envy of thousands of Scottish women. But TV presenter Carol Smillie, 49, has revealed for the first time that she suffers from a distressing skin condition which reddens the...
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How England Rated
Byline: Compiled by CHRIS FOY BEN FODEN Showed real power to take his try well, ran with conviction throughout and was solid under the high ball.8/10 CHRIS ASHTON Not given much ammunition and unable to capitalise on his one second-half chance.6/10...
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How I Found the Lotus Flower Inside Me, by Fergie
SARAH Ferguson seems to have turned to Eastern religion in the latest attempt to shake off her demons. The shamed royal, who was last year caught trying to sell access to her exhusband Prince Andrew, says she 'went to find the lotus flower within'...
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How They Rated
BIRMINGHAM BEN FOSTER High-quality saves at crucial stages laid the platform for this shock. 8/10 STEPHEN CARR Belied his 34 years with energetic display using every shred of experience. 8/10 MARTIN JIRANEK Two timely first-half interventions...
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How to Say Fine Gael? Ask Inda Kinnay
Byline: Niamh Walsh FORGET the ideological differences between Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore, or the incompatible policies of Michael Noonan and Pat Rabbitte. The most divisive issue of the 31st Dail could well be: just how do you pronounce Fine...
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I Heard Voices and When That Happens I'm Too Unselfish
Byline: Chief sports writer MARTIN SAMUEL INADVERTENT it may have been, but Chris ashton proved a point at twickenham. He is best when left to his own devices, best when left to operate on instinct and not to the demands of an amateur game that...
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I'll Tell You What Happiness Is, Dave. Keeping Libraries Open
Byline: JANET STREET-PORTER DESPITE a mini-break, Ni c k C l e g g l o o k s dreadful. On television yesterday he looked as if he hadn't slept for days and sounded hoarse. The former poster boy for the Coalition seemed miserable and lacklustre....
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Invasion of the Dail Newbies; They May Have Found Election Tough, but Wait until 65 New TDs Enter Leinster House
Byline: Warren Swords WHEN the 31st Dail reconvenes there will be a remarkable 65 new TDs turning up for work at Leinster House for the very first time. While some may have experience in the Seanad or in local councils, the vast majority will...
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Is Body Shape a Dangerous Obsession for Women? DEBATE
I AGREE with Liz Jones (mail) about emaciated models appearing everywhere these days. The magazine industry is putting this nonsense into young girls' heads that they have to be size zero to be attractive, and many older women are subjecting themselves...
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Is Body Shape a Dangerous Obsession for Women? DEBATE
I aGree with those who criticise the female quest for skinny perfection. I once had a conversation with a woman colleague who was fretting about size and curves. I asked her what possession (as opposed to person) a man most desired. We eventually...
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It's 2003 All over Again for Wilko
Byline: by CHRIS FOY England 17pts France 9pts IT TOOK a reinstated world record-holder to apply some perspective after 'Le Crunch' had lived up to its brutal billing and England had shown sufficient mental and physical fortitude to sustain...
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'It's Been a Long Day. and Very Emotional'
Byline: by Catherine Fegan BY now the crowds were long gone. The seats dotted around the hall had been folded up and put away, the heavily guarded ballot boxes were gone, and all that remained were a few empty coffee cups strewn across the floor....
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I've Lost Four Stone - as Well as My Rings Down the Plug Hole! MY DUKAN DIARY; in This Brand New Fortnightly Column the Broadcaster Charts Her Dieting Ups and Downs
Byline: by Murray Jenni THERE are unforeseen consequences to this weight loss lark. I have four items of jewellery which are irreplaceably valuable. I inherited my grandmother's wedding and engagement ring 30 odd years ago and saved them for my...
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Joan Burton's the Best Bet for New Finance Minister, Claim Supporters
Byline: Political Correspondent LABOUR deputy leader Joan Burton took a few minutes away from the election count maelstrom yesterday to take a stroll in the Phoenix Park and consider her future - perhaps as the country's first female Minister for...
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Just Hours after the Party Ended, Enda Was on His Daily Bike Ride
Byline: by Michelle Fleming In Castlebar IT may have been 2am after one of the most dramatic days Castlebar natives have ever had, but the hundreds of loyal Fine Gaelers crammed into the Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre in the early hours...
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Just like in the Middle East Uprisings, Our Young Lost Faith in the Old Order
Byline: COMMENTARY By Peter Cunningham IN CHRISTY'S Bar, in Prosperous, Co. Kildare, at lunchtime yesterday, a fair-sized crowd was settling in to watch Ireland play Scotland at rugby. If the fact that North Kildare (like South Kildare) had not...
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Kate Joins Vigil for Missing Claudia
Byline: James Tozer BOTH have endured unimaginable heartache as the fate of their daughters remains a mystery. And for the first time yesterday, Kate McCann and the father of Claudia Lawrence met at a vigil for the missing chef. On what would...
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