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Articles from March 29, 2005

ABBEY NATIONAL; Jumping Test to See If Gelding Will like Aintree
Byline: MARCUS TOWNSEND GRAHAM LEE will school Grey Abbey over purpose-built Grand Nationalstyle fences this week before making one of the most difficult decisions of his riding career. Trainer Howard Johnson has built the spruce fences to test...
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A FAT LOT OF GOOD? Fast-Food Chains Are Bringing out So-Called Healthier Meals, but Are They Really. Good Health
Byline: JANEY HOLLIDAY McDONALD'S recently announced big changes to its children's meals in an effort to shake off its 'junk food' image, while fast-food chains are increasingly bringing out apparently healthy options in response to criticism. But...
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An Artery Was Taken from My Leg and Sewn into My Neck to Prevent a Massive Stroke; Good Health ME AND MY OPERATION CAROTID BYPASS
Byline: ISLA WHITCROFT MARGARET FOTHERGILL, 72, a retired administrator from Bristol, was told her carotid arteries were blocked, putting her at risk of a massive stroke. Last August, Margaret, a widow with one daughter and grandson, had a 'high-flow'...
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Barclays Could Get a Bill for Lost Weekend
Byline: LUKE SALKELD ANGRY customers who were left without cash by Barclays Bank over the Easter weekend are demanding compensation. Others say they will switch to rival banks after a technical error froze five million accounts. The bank,...
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Books Thriller Enters Gripping New Chapter
Byline: TOM STEVENSON THE tills may be slowing on the rest of the High Street but when it comes to books we cannot get enough. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has sold 25m copies and counting, and has boosted Paris locations including the Louvre as...
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Breaking Sound Barriers
Byline: SUSAN ELKIN MUSIC buffs know that A Child Of Our Time is an oratorio by English composer Sir Michael Tippett. This year is the 100th anniversary of his birth, so his work is in the limelight just now. But for hundreds of young people...
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British Surfer in Fight for His Lifewith a Great White Shark
Byline: BARBARA JONES;FIONA MACRAE A BRITISH surfer savaged by a shark beat it off before paddling his board 500 yards to the safety of the shore. Chris Sullivan, 32, is said to have needed more than 200 stitches in his leg after the great white...
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Bus Driver's Next Stop Is Crown Court; Years of Study Pay off for a 38-Year-Old Called to the Bar
Byline: LIZ HULL WHEN she was growing up, Maria Smith watched courtroom dramas on television and dreamed of becoming a lawyer. But after failing her A-levels and dropping out of school, her ambition grew ever more distant and she fell into a...
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Carol's Back on the Catwalk for Charity
SHE took her first steps to stardom as a model and used the experience as a launchpad for a glittering TV career. But despite becoming a household name hosting shows such as Changing Rooms, Carol Smillie has always had fond memories of her early...
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Cervical Cancer Op Saves Fertility; Good Health
Byline: ANGELA BROOKS WHEN Hayley Corbett was told she had cervical cancer at just 32 years old, she faced a hysterectomy, or chemotherapy which could make her infertile. So when her consultant told her about a little-known operation which could...
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Charles in a Snow Storm
Byline: RICHARD KAY GIVEN the fiasco over his wedding plans, it will be with nothing less than relief that Prince Charles alights in his favourite skiing resort of Klosters today for his last bachelor holiday. Alas, the chances of his vanishing...
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Church Faces Split over Gay Priests
Byline: STUART NICOLSON THE Scottish Episcopal Church was facing a damaging split last night on the issue of gay priests. A group of clergy within the church said it was 'appalled' by a statement by leading bishops that being a practising homosexual...
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Clamour Grows to Axe Labour's [Pounds Sterling]5bn City Academies 'Gimmick'
Byline: LAURA CLARK THE growing network of city academies - effectively publicly-funded private schools - is a 'fundamental threat' to state education, it was claimed yesterday. The two largest classroom unions joined forces to demand the scrapping...
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D-Day for Rab as He Sweats on His Fitness for Title Sprint
Byline: PETER JARDINE CELTIC should hear today if injured goalkeeper Rab Douglas will be fit for the SPL run-in. The Scotland international had treatment at Parkhead yesterday on the groin injury that forced him off shortly before halftime in...
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DEATH THROES OF A DESPOT; after 25 Ruthless Years, Robert Mugabe's Grip on Power in Zimbabwe Is Weakening. but on the Eve of Elections in His Ruined Country, This Chilling Undercover Dispatch Reveals That His Greed, Self-Delusion and Terrifying Madness Remain Utterly Undimmed
Byline: DAVID JONES ROBERT MUGABE gazed down imperiously from the canopied platform and puffed out his chest. Like children at a school assembly when the headmaster walks in, the crowd below him instantly fell silent. The 81-year- old president...
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Don't Bring Freddie! Princess Pushy's Anger as Her Party-Loving Son Fails to Get an Invitation to Charles's Big Day
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH PRINCE Charles faced more trouble over his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles yesterday in the combative form of Princess Michael of Kent. She is furious that Clarence House seems to have forgotten to send her wayward son...
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Drink-Driving Charge Forces Churchill to Drop Reeves
Byline: FIONA MACRAE VIC Reeves has been dropped as the voice of the Churchill car insurance adverts after being charged with drink-driving. The 46-year- old comic has earned hundreds of thousands of pounds over the last decade from voiceovers...
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DVT; It Kills 500 - Yes, 500 - Patients Every Week in British Hospitals Yet Cheap Drugs Can Easily Prevent It. Read One Man's Salutary Experience of . . .Good Health
Byline: MARTYN HALLE That's 25 times as many as the MRSA superbug That's 25 times as many as the MRSA superbug BLOOD clots kill an estimated 500 hospital patients a week - more than the superbug MRSA, and more than breast cancer, Aids and road accidents...
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Ephraim Hardcastle,
Byline: EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE FORMER Tory Cabinet Minister David Mellor attacked Michael Howard viciously on TV yesterday over the Howard Flight affair, saying: 'All he's managed to prove is that actually he's a rather fumbling and inept leader.' ...
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E&Y Braced to Face Equitable in Courtroom
Byline: NICK MOSS EQUITABLE Life and its former auditors Ernst & Young are hurtling towards a [pounds sterling]2.05bn legal battle next month over alleged professional negligence. The case is due to begin in the High Court on April 11. In...
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Faith Healer; Marvin Defies Medics by Refusing Knee Operation - and Vowing: 'I Can Play On' Andrews Ignores Medics by Shunning Knee Surgery
Byline: PETER JARDINE MARVIN ANDREWS last night refused surgery on his injured knee, insisting he will play on without need for treatment. A devout Christian, Andrews has ignored medical advice telling him he requires an operation on a cruciate...
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Forces Struggle to Cope with Rise in Police Complaints
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT POLICE are struggling to fight crime because of a rising tide of red tape caused by false or malicious complaints against officers. New figures reveal a surge in the number of grievances from members of the public accusing...
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Good Health
Byline: IRSHAAD EBRAHIM LAST MONTH a pub landlord was acquitted of drink-driving after he crashed his car while effectively 'asleep'. Other people have stolen and even murdered while in the same state. So what makes someone sleepwalk and what...
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Head South Too Soon and You'll Regret It, SPL Starlets Are Told
Byline: PETER JARDINE KILMARNOCK chief executive Dave MacKinnon has warned young Scottish players to be wary of believing a transfer to England is the right career move. The Rugby Park club are currently seeking to persuade top scorer Kris Boyd...
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He Doesn't Know What Fear Is; Big Marvin's Decision to Play through Injury Should Shock No One
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS BLOOD pouring from a head wound, Marvin Andrews realised he had to act quickly. The determined defender had barely hit the ground when he was immediately up on his feet and sprinting for the tunnel. He knew that the...
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How Hope Survived Noah's Clumsy Foot; PETERBOROUGH
THE wind had long since swept away the dark And sombre clouds above the floating ark. 'Twas Noah now and not the sky that wept; For he upon a butterfly had stepped. His son and grandson swiftly to his side Went running to discover why he cried....
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How New Labour's New Lies Backfired; as Dirty Tricks Campaign Continues, Ministers Try to Exploit Mp's Sacking but Howard Goes on the Offensive with Package of Family-Friendly Policies,
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN;JANE MERRICK LABOUR was embroiled in a new dirty tricks row last night after ministers were caught spreading lies about Michael Howard and his policies. Attempts to exploit Tory disarray over the sacking of Howard Flight...
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If All the World Is a Stage, Why Is Ewan So Scared? A Master of the Movies but Theatre Role Gives Scots Star the Jitters
Byline: TOBY MCDONALD AS the star of countless blockbuster movies, Ewan McGregor clearly feels at ease in front of the camera. Yet the Scots actor, who has starred in such Hollywood hits as Star Wars Episode II and Moulin Rouge, confessed yesterday...
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I Found a Naked Man Inside My Locker. . . He's a Very Weird Guy
Byline: IVAN SPECK TENNIS WHEN Ivan Ljubicic walked into the changing room at the Nasdaq-100 Open here, he was shocked to see the contents of his locker strewn over the floor. The Croat was even more shocked when he opened the locker and found...
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IN TERROR OF A NEW TSUNAMI; Hundreds Die and Thousands Flee in Panic as Quake Hits Asia Disaster Zone
Byline: GORDON RAYNER AS many as 2,000 were feared dead yesterday as Indonesia was hit by another massive earthquake three months after the tsunami which claimed 280,000 lives. As thousands across South East Asia fled their homes in panic, police...
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Into the Fray with Captain Marble
Byline: ROY HATTERSLEY EASTER weekend at Tinsley Green in Sussex. The grim outline of Gatwick Airport's grey buildings is just visible above the trees. But in the grounds of the Greyhound public house, thoughts do not stray to holidays on sun-drenched...
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I Was Flying High with My Band Eternal. Just Weeks Later I Could Barely Walk. Doctors Said There Was No Cure. but I Found One . . . Good Health
Byline: JACKIE STEVENS AS part of girl band Eternal, Kelle Bryan spent the Nineties touring the world. But in 1999, she became seriously ill with Lupus and was told she could be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Kelle, now 30, refused to...
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JACKO ABUSED HOME ALONE STAR'; Macaulay Culkin Named among Five New Witnesses 2. Previous Allegations Can Be Heard in Court-But Witness Jordan Flees U.S
Byline: PAUL TETLEY MACAULAY Culkin was last night revealed as one of Michael Jackson's alleged sex abuse victims. The former child star, best known for his role in the 1990 hit movie Home Alone, was named in a Californian court as a judge ruled...
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JEANS? I THINK NOT, MA'AM; as Camilla Is Photographed Wearing a Distinctly Unflattering Pair of Jeans, Femail Asks When Should a Woman Hang Them Up for Good?
Byline: LOWRI TURNER EVEN for a woman whose interest in fashion comes some way down her list of priorities, certainly below dogs and horses, Camilla Parker Bowles's latest outfit is unwise. Out and about in the Highland town of Ballater on Sunday,...
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JOSE HAS A DREAM; He'd Love to Win a Title for Portugal
Byline: STEVE CURRY JOSE MOURINHO advised his Chelsea paymasters yesterday that he intends to lead Portugal to the World Cup or European Championship. The Stamford Bridge boss revealed that he planned to stay in football for exactly 13 years,...
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Just One for the Record, Michael; Owen Chases Goal That Will Put Him Up with Lineker
Byline: MATT LAWTON AFTER all that talk of eclipsing Alan Shearer in the England goalscoring charts, Carlos Alberto invited Michael Owen to aim a little higher yesterday. Azerbaijan's coach is threatening to field a weakened team in the wake...
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Kerb-Crawl Councillor's New Sex Job
Byline: GORDON TAIT A KERB-CRAWLING councillor has been given a year to investigate Scotland's sex industry at taxpayers' expense. Raymond Hutcheon escaped with a warning three years ago after police found him in his van with a vice girl. ...
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Kev Puts Frankie in Shade; Mascot Takes Dettori Limelight
Byline: ALAN FRASER ALAN FRASER on star billing for a mascot RACING can celebrate its heroes as well as any sport, but its capacity for understatement can sometimes be breathtaking. Yesterday, for example, in the kind of Bank Holiday sunshine...
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KIYONARI ROMPS TO BRANDS DOUBLE; Superbikes
RYUICHI KIYONARI took charge of the British Superbike Championship with a brilliant first-round double at Brands Hatch yesterday. Riding the HM Plant Honda Fireblade, the 22-year-old rider from Japan was hardly troubled in a dominant performance....
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Lawrence the Lion; Experience of Dallaglio Is Essential, Says Gatland
Byline: CHRIS FOY WITH less than a fortnight to go until the Lions squad is announced, Sir Clive Woodward has been strongly advised to select Lawrence Dallaglio at the head of a veteran English contingent. Wasps director of rugby Warren Gatland...
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Leigh's Fightback Shocks Broncos and Nets First Win of Season
Byline: CHRIS WHEELER LONDON BRONCOS were the fallguys as bottom team Leigh produced a second-half fightback to claim their first engage Super League win at the eighth attempt. Leigh trailed 16-8 at halftime at the Coliseum but hit back with...
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Let's Move on; Hartson Urges Wales Squad to Forget the Past
Byline: IAN LADYMAN WALES touched down in Austria last night desperate to prove the John Toshack era has not been permanently derailed by the retirement of players such as Robbie Savage. Having lost the opening competitive fixture of his second...
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Lies Are the Only Thing Manifesto
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER JUST WHEN things seemed to being going well for them, the Tories have been ambushed by New Labour's dirty tricks campaign. The Conservative MP Howard Flight made some pretty innocuous remarks which were taped by a Labour party...
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Love in a Colditz Climate
Byline: PETER PATERSON Colditz (ITV1); Ikea Drives Me Crazy (BBC2) MANY thousands of British men were scarred for life by their experiences as prisoners of the enemy in World War II, their plight subsequently creating an entire industry devoted...
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Luke Goes So Close but Funk Hangs on for Victory
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON AT THE grand old age of 48, American Fred Funk claimed the Players' Championship after the wildest of finishes at windy Sawgrass yesterday. Englishman Luke Donald was one of eight players who came to the two closing holes...
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Luton Bounce Back to Reclaim Top Spot
LUTON returned to the top of League One with a 4-1 win at Torquay yesterday but manager Mike Newell still blasted his players. After opening their Easter campaign with a defeat against Barnsley, Newell's men were given another scare when Torquay...
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Makeup That Can't Be Left on the Shelf
Byline: JULIE WHELDON;KHUSHWANT SACHDAVE THEY promise to keep the years at bay. But the cosmetics that clutter our bathroom shelves and make- up bags are far from immune to the ravages of time themselves. In fact, old products have been blamed...
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Mass DNA Test Plan to Trap Child Rapist
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE;BEN TAYLOR BLACK men in a town where a child was raped in her bedroom may be asked for DNA samples by police, it emerged last night. Detectives are prepared to make the request in an attempt to identify the attacker. ...
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Misleading Lines on the Home Front
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT FOR desperate parents angry at falling standards at state schools, the idea of educating their children at home may seem an extreme measure. But growing numbers of middleclass parents are turning their own homes into classrooms...
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Missing Man 'May Be Dead'
A YOUNG woman yesterday made an emotional appeal for help to find her missing stepfather. But as Alexis McDougall spoke of her fears for Brian Diver's safety, police admitted he may have been murdered. Mr Diver, 50, from Strathaven, Lanarkshire,...
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More Childcare Choice, and Help When Granny Looks after the Children
Byline: JANE MERRICK MICHAEL Howard moved to take control of the election agenda yesterday by offering hard-pressed families greater choice in childcare. While Labour continued to pursue a negative pre- election campaign, the Tories attempted...
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Move to Tag and Free Murder Suspects; SOFT TOUCH SCOTLAND
Byline: STUART NICOLSON SUSPECTED rapists and murderers will be tagged and released into the community under plans to be considered by ministers. At present, most people accused of such violent crimes are locked up on remand. But remand prisoners...
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My Battery Heart's a Record-Breaker; Five Year Survival Brings Hope to thousandsGood Health
Byline: MARTYN HALLE WHEN Peter Houghton was given a mechanical heart, doctors thought it would add just a few more months to his life. But five years later, he is still in robust health and has become the longest-surviving mechanical heart patient...
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My Farewell to the Moon and Stars; after 76 Years, Britain's Favourite Astronomer on Why He Is Finally Hanging Up His Telescope
Byline: PATRICK MOORE SO THIS is finally it - Old Father Time and Herr Hitler have at last caught up with me. At the age of 82, and after 76 years as an amateur astronomer, it is time for me to hang up my telescope. Not that you can hang up a...
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New Jail Threat for the Council Tax Rebel of 84
Byline: ANDY DOLAN;JAMES MILLS A COUNCIL tax rebel of 84 is facing a renewed threat of jail after refusing to pay the full charge for a second year running. A year ago, Elizabeth Winkfield became the symbol of a pensioners' revolt against soaring...
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Pedal-Power Pensioners; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: JAMES BLACK;CHARLES LEGGE QUESTION My father is 90 and still uses his push bike. Is there an older person regularly riding a pedal cycle? I WOULD like to offer a photograph of a chap called Ron Beames. He is 95 and has ridden a recumbent...
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'[Pounds Sterling]10billion Black Hole' in SNP's Tax Strategy; Top Economist Slams 'False Business Prospectus'
Byline: STUART NICOLSON SCOTLAND would face a [pounds sterling]10billion 'black hole' under economic policies trumpeted by the SNP, a leading economist has claimed. Professor Arthur Midwinter, an expert adviser to Holyrood's finance committee,...
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[Pounds Sterling]1/2m forEU Constitution Propaganda
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN MINISTERS are using taxpayers' cash to pay for a [pounds sterling]500,000 public relations campaign to promote the virtues of the European constitution in the run-up to the General Election. The advertising spree will...
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Russia 'Hid Missiles in Med'
Byline: NICK PISA;WILL STEWART SOVIET submarine crews secretly hid up to 20 nuclear warheads off the Italian coast as part of plans to invade Western Europe, it was claimed yesterday. Italian MP Paolo Guzzanti stunned the country's parliament...
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Schools Fear Early Easter Will Trigger Truancy Rise
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY SCHOOLS are facing a surge in truancy this week as thousands of pupils take an extended Easter break. Schoolchildren in about half of Scotland's local authority schools are expected back at their desks today following this...
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Screw Diy
Byline: TREVOR BARNES After years of bodging, a weekend handyman admits he's done more damage than good and now it's time to call in the experts OH YES, I was a believer once. DIY is a national religion that replaced churchgoing years ago - and...
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SFA Eye Strong Home Brew; Taylor Keen to Adopt a New Policy from UEFA Which Will Lead to at Least Eight Homegrown Players in Each Squad before 2008
Byline: PETER JARDINE WHEN Momo Sylla clashes with Zura Khizanishvili in an Old Firm reserve game which features goals from Peter Lovenkrands and David Fernandez, David Taylor worries. The SFA chief executive embraced a foreign policy himself,...
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SFA in Home-Help Plan for Scotland; REFUSING TO GIVE UP ON THE DREAM
Byline: PETER JARDINE DAVID TAYLOR last night unveiled the latest navy blueprint to try to save the Scotland national team. The SFA chief executive wants eight Scots involved in every squad for every SPL game. And he wants the 'positive discrimination'...
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Sky in a Champions League of Their Own; Sports Agenda
Byline: CHARLES SALE THE Champions League will be the next battleground for terrestrial TV's attempts to prevent Sky from increasing their dominance of the sporting world. UEFA's marketing agents TEAM have spoken to all interested TV parties,...
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So Was Willie MacRae Assassinated Because of His Battle against the Nuclear Industry? Newly-Released Papers Deepen Mystery of Shot Nationalist
Byline: STUART NICOLSON A REMOTE Highland hillside, the mangled wreckage of a crashed car, and the driver mortally wounded by the bullet lodged in his brain... Officially, the verdict was suicide. But the bizarre death of Willie MacRae, late...
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Spin Kings; Pakistan Bowl out India to Clinch Sensational Test Win and Level Series
Byline: DAVID KENT PAKISTAN, who were inspired by a brilliant bowling display from Shahid Afridi, stunned India in Bangalore yesterday by taking nine wickets in the final two sessions for a famous 168-run victory. Having resumed in the morning...
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Spotlight Falls on Private Deals
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND IF there were any doubt that the private equity players are a force to be reckoned with, it will have been dispelled by this week's [pounds sterling]6bn buyout in the US of SunGard Data Systems by venture capitalist Silver...
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Suicide of Rock Funnyman Who Hid His Demons
Byline: RICHARD SHEARS THE former drummer with the 1990 s pop group Crowded House has killed himself after secretly battling depression. Paul Hester - renowned for his wit and funny one-liners - went missing from his home in Melbourne on Friday...
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Summer of Drought? after the Driest Winter for 130 Years, a Lake Vanishes - and It's Still Only March
Byline: SUZANNE FINNEY WHERE there was once a stretch of water teeming with fish and birds, there is now only barren mud. This dried-up lake is a warning to the rest of the country - that we could be heading for summer of drought. Only a quarter...
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SunGard Is Snapped Up by Consortium for [Pounds Sterling]6bn
Byline: JAMES QUINN LEADING American financial software firm SunGard Data Systems is to be taken private for [pounds sterling]6bn in the largest private equitybacked deal for more than 15 years. New York-listed SunGard is to be bought by seven...
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SUPERCANE HELPS THE BLIND TO 'SEE'; Good Health
Byline: PAT HAGAN A REVOLUTIONARY cane for the blind can detect obstacles in their path by using ultrasound. The technology is based on the method bats use to find their way by bouncing sonic waves off nearby objects. The cane can detect obstacles...
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Teachers Jump on the [Pounds Sterling]3m Compensation Bandwagon
Byline: SARAH HARRIS SCHOOLS are losing millions of pounds a year to a burgeoning compensation culture among injured teachers. The two main teaching unions helped their members to payments totalling [pounds sterling]3.2million last year. The...
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The Families Who Face a Lifetime of Credit Card Debts
Byline: GORDON RAYNER THOUSANDS of credit card users face a lifetime of debt because of 'reckless and irresponsible' lending, it was claimed yesterday. Consumer groups said banks were encouraging people on low incomes to take out cards they cannot...
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The Great Gardening Giveaway
TODAY: A JAPANESE MAPLE WORTH [pounds sterling]22.99 AN ENCHANTING specimen, every Daily Mail reader can claim a majestic, purpleleaved Japanese maple (Acer palmatum Atropurpureum). Supplied as one root-wrapped large-grade plant, these shrubs...
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The Kilt Ripper! Eagerly the American Reader Tore Open the Paperback and Plunged into a Deep Loch of Passion as Highlanders Smouldered in the Surrounding Heather. Yes, It's the Dawn Of
Byline: CHRISTINA STOKES FOR generations the archetypal Scottish male has been viewed as an overweight armchair sports fan, more partial to a pie and a pint than a night of passion. But that stereotype could soon be shattered, thanks to a new...
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The [Pounds Sterling]28m Divorce; Massive Settlement for the Wife of Former Hotdog Salesman Who Became a Billionaire Businessman
Byline: NEIL SEARS THEY met when he was driving a hotdog van and she was a local paper journalist earning [pounds sterling]8,000 a year. Over the next 17 years, Mark Dixon left the smell of onions far behind and amassed a fortune that at one...
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THE PRESSURE IS UNBEARABLE; Hendrie Knows All about the Strain on Those Bosses Facing the Frightening Effect of Losing Premier Status
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN WITH the threat of relegation comes immense desperation. Yet, as the four managers currently bracing themselves for an SPL survival scrap confront the final frontier, they already lack the option of following Tom Hendrie's...
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Watchdog to Monitor Jonathan King as He Goes Free
THE activities of disgraced pop impresario Jonathan King will be closely monitored by a public protection panel when he is released from jail today. King, 60, plans to relaunch his career with a series of media interviews after serving just half...
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We'll Kill Kanoute, Say Rioting Mali Fans
ENRAGED Mali fans threatened to kill Tottenham striker Fredi Kanoute as they rioted after an African World Cup qualifier against Togo. Kanoute and the other players were guarded by armed security officers as supporters set cars abl a ze, looted...
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WE'LL THRASH THEM! Owen Ready to Fill His Boots against Azerbaijan
Byline: IAN MCGARRY MICHAEL OWEN last night urged England to give their fans something to shout about by emulating the goal rout inflicted on Azerbaijan by Poland last weekend. The Real Madrid striker admitted that Poland's 8-0 thrashing of the...
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We Mean Business in the War on Poverty; Focus on Aid
Byline: KURT HOFFMAN HOW do you lift two billion people out of poverty - permanently? The international community has spent more than $1trillion since 1950 trying to answer this question. Now Tony Blair's Africa Commission has added its own recommendations...
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WHO-RAH! Slick, Pacy and Witty - the New Dr Who Is a Great Hit. but Doesn't It Also Show the BBC How to Travel into the Future?
Byline: MICHAEL LEAPMAN HOW long has it been since BBC1 has been able to celebrate such a universally acclaimed popular hit as the return of Dr Who? 'Nothing less than a technical and theatrical triumph,' enthused the Mail's own Peter Paterson,...
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Why Louise Woodward Is Swopping Law for the Dance Floor; I Want to Enjoy Life Says Nanny in Baby-Killing Case
Byline: LIZ HULL LOUISE Woodward, the former nanny jailed in America for killing a baby, has quit her job as a trainee solicitor to teach salsa classes. The 27-year-old became one of only four convicted criminals in Britain allowed to practise...
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Wicked Whisper
* ACTOR Jason Flemyng, son of Gordon Flemyng, director of the 1965 movie Dr Who And The Daleks, is miffed after being snubbed by the makers of the new TV version of the sci-fi series. Flemyng says: 'Dad did the noise of the Dalek spaceship taking off...
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Widow of Three Weeks Told Her Home Isn't Hers
Byline: CHARLOTTE THOMSON A WIDOW who nursed her dying husband is being thrown out of their home - because his ex-wife's name is still on the title deeds. Cathy McInnes, 47, held husband John, 57, in her arms as he died of cancer just three weeks...
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