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Articles from October 7, 2009

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12 Weeks for Azam's Horror Kick
Byline: ROB WILDMAN OLIVIER Azam was banned last night for 12 weeks after he admitted kicking England captain Steve Borthwick, who described the eye injury as the 'most unnerving thing that's ever happened to me.' Former France hooker Azam appeared...
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7 Reasons Why the Season Has Started with a Bang
Byline: IAN LADYMAN THE Premier League has always labelled itself the best in the world and, finally, it is beginning to live up to the hype. More goals this season than ever before, fewer draws and enough controversy to fill each day's back pages...
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Abortion Case Doctor 'Had a Second Affair'
Byline: Tom Kelly A MARRIED hospital consultant accused of spiking his mistress's drinks to try to abort their unborn child had a second affair with another doctor, a court heard yesterday. Edward Erin, 44, is said to have wanted to poison his...
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AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FROM [Pounds Sterling]5 WITH THE DAILY MAIL
THE DAILY Mail is offering every reader the chance to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea for two at some of the UK's leading hotels and restaurants -- from just [pounds sterling]5. A selection of the 400 venues is printed right. Just collect FIVE tokens...
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All Right, I Killed Her; Dramatic Admission of Banker Accused of Murdering His Wife
Byline: Colin Fernandez A MILLIONAIRE banker accused of strangling his unfaithful wife dramatically admitted 'causing her death' yesterday. Neil Ellerbeck, 46, told a murder jury he felt 'absolutely awful' that he injured Kate, 45, on the day...
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And the Booker Prize Goes to. Henry VIII
Byline: Liz Thomas Showbusiness Reporter HER novel reveals the intrigues and struggle for power at the heart of Henry VIII's court. But there was little sense of mystery among booklovers yesterday after it was announced that Hilary Mantel - the...
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Another Blair House; Cherie Pays [Pounds Sterling]1m Cash for a Mews Home That'll Be Property No6; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Dan Newling THEY have already amassed a collection of homes to rival even the most brazen of Russian oligarchs. Now Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have bought yet another - bringing their total property portfolio to six homes worth a...
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ANY PORT IN A SCOTS STORM; Burley's Plans Are Blown off Course as His Troops Bail Out
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN AWELL-PLACED one-liner was all it took to dispel concerns about the typhoon scheduled to hit Japan just as Scotland are due to touch down. More troubling for George Burley must be the advancing cold front of player withdrawals,...
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Atruffle Kerfuffle! after Three Years, [Pounds Sterling]5,000 of Planting and the Sniffing of Two Expert Hounds, Prince Philip's Cash Crop at Sandringham Fails to Bear Fruit
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent THEY'RE both worth rather a lot and have been known to kick up a stink in public. So you'd think that Prince Philip would have a special affinity with the truffle. But the Duke of Edinburgh is instead...
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A Truffle Kerfuffle! after Three Years, [Pounds Sterling]5,000 of Planting and the Sniffing of Two Expert Hounds, Prince Philip's Cash Crop at Sandringham Fails to Bear Fruit
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent THEY'RE both worth rather a lot and have been known to kick up a stink in public. So you'd think that Prince Philip would have a special affinity with the truffle. But the Duke of Edinburgh is instead...
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Aussie Rate Rise Boosts Market Recovery; Iseq Briefing: Closed at 3,295.75 Down 62.72
SHARES made substantial gains yesterday as the local market followed a global trend. Buyers pushed the Iseq index 62.72 points higher on the day to 3,295.75. A positive global mood had come from news yesterday morning of a hike in Australian interest...
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BATS FOR THE BELFRY; with Buzzing Squares, Soothing Canals and Delectable Food, Bruges Makes a Perfect Weekend Break, Reports GAVIN CHOYCE
Byline: GAVIN CHOYCE WORRIED about airline surcharges? Concerned about your carbon footprint? Or simply fancy a holiday only a skip away from home? Let me say just one word: Bruges. We spent three days there with another couple and were blown...
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Better-Off Families to Lose Tax Credits and Baby Pay-Outs
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent BENEFITS paid to millions of middle-class families will be axed to save money, the Tories said yesterday. Shadow Chancellor George Osborne said Labour's Child Trust Fund, which pays [pounds sterling]250...
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Bills Soar in Great Metric Meter Rip-Off
Byline: Liz Phillips HOUSEHOLDERS are being overcharged thousands of pounds by blundering energy suppliers who mix up different types of gas meters. Many Money Mail readers have contacted us when they have struggled to understand sudden stratospheric...
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Blairs' House No 6! Cherie Pays [Pounds Sterling]1m Cash for a Mews Home to Add to Their Portfolio
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Dan Newling THEY have already amassed a collection of homes to rival even the most brazen of Russian oligarchs. Now Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have bought yet another - bringing their total property portfolio to six homes...
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Blairs' House No 6! Cherie Pays [Pounds Sterling]1m Cash for a Mews Home to Add to Their Portfolio; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Dan Newling THEY have already amassed a collection of homes to rival even the most brazen of Russian oligarchs. Now Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have bought yet another - bringing their total property portfolio to six homes worth a...
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Blame the Pension Bandits
Byline: THE LAST WORD By Tony Hazell THINK of any 65-year-old you know. It may be your mum, dad, grandparents, aunt or uncle. It may even be a son or daughter. And there's the rub; most 65-yearolds are not old in physical or mental terms, unless...
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Blame the Pension Bandits; THE LAST WORD
Byline: Tony Hazell THINK of any 65-year-old you know. It may be your mum, dad, grandparents, aunt or uncle. It may even be a son or daughter. And there's the rub; most 65-yearolds are not old in physical or mental terms, unless they've been...
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Booker Prize Is Won by. Henry VIII; Judges' Verdict Could Cost the Bookies a King's Ransom
Byline: Liz Thomas HER novel reveals the intrigues and struggle for power at the heart of Henry VIII's court. But there was little sense of mystery among book lovers yesterday after it was announced that Hilary Mantel - the bookmakers' favourite...
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Brian: We Are Ready to Upset the Giants
Byline: JOE CALLAGHAN ONCE more they find themselves cast into a pool with three of the sharks of European rugby but Brian McLaughlin isn't calling out for help just yet. The Ulster coach has more than impressed in his brief time in the top job...
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Bridge Tragedy Girl Warned: I'll Jump When You Least Expect It
Byline: Graham Grant ONE of the teenagers who leapt to her death from a bridge is said to have warned social workers she would take her life. Niamh Lafferty and Georgia Rowe plunged 125ft into a river after sneaking away from a controversial...
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Bring Your Own Toilet Roll, Pupils Are Told
Byline: Klara Kubiak SCHOOLS are asking pupils to bring in their own toilet roll as they struggle to keep costs down. Yesterday it emerged that the headmistress of a Catholic girls' school had been forced to issue the appeal to help balance the...
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Brown DID Veto Plea for More Troops, Says Dannatt
Byline: Matthew Hickley Defence Correspondent GORDON Brown rejected military calls for major reinforcements in Afghanistan earlier this year, a former Army chief claimed yesterday. Sir Richard Dannatt said his plea for 2,000 extra troops was...
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Brown Did Veto Plea for Troops, Insists Dannatt
Byline: Matthew Hickley Defence Correspondent GORDON Brown rejected military calls for major reinforcements in Afghanistan earlier this year, a former Army chief claimed yesterday. Sir Richard Dannatt said his plea for 2,000 extra troops was...
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Burley Keeps Faith in Celts
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN SCOTLAND boss George Burley has backed underfire Celtic defenders Gary Caldwell and Stephen McManus to emerge from their current club crisis. And he will take his top pairing aside for special training during this week's friendly...
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Butcher Is Convinced New Boys Will Pass Premier Acid Test
Byline: by PETER JARDINE TERRY BUTCHER believes if Steven Fletcher and Christophe Berra survive the roller coaster of their first season in England's Premier League, then Scotland will ultimately reap the benefit. The Scotland No 2 will miss...
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...But Wallace Has No Regrets
Byline: by PETER JARDINE ROSS WALLACE knew he risked becoming a forgotten man for the Scottish football public the day he slipped out of Celtic to sign for Roy Keane's Sunderland in the English Championship. But, as he heads for Japan after being...
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Cancer Alert as Britons Put off 'Bothering' Their Doctors
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent TWO out of five Britons would put off going to their GP with cancer symptoms because they do not want to bother the doctor, research reveals. They risk 'dying of embarrassment', since early diagnosis increases...
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Carrick Ready to Answer Fab Call; He Could Run Our Midfield like Xabi
Byline: MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent BACK in June he appeared to be in Fabio Capello's bad books and by August, even Sir Alex Ferguson seemed less than enamoured with Michael Carrick. Asked why he had been omitted for the opening...
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Central Bank Calls for Wage and Benefit Cuts; We Must 'Roll Back' the Spending of the Boom Years
Byline: Klara Kubiak THE Central Bank has backed calls for cuts in public sector wages and State benefits, saying both had doubled between 2001 and 2007. The bank's position has angered unions who are already calling for industrial action over...
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Central Bank Sees 'Recession Easing'
Byline: Stephen Errity THE worst of the recession may be over, according to the Central Bank. In its quarterly economic bulletin, the bank said that it expects the economy will shrink by 7.8pc this year - 0.5pc less than the 8.3pc decline it predicted...
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'Chemical Cosh' Given to Dementia Patients; Hospital Nurses Admit Routine Use of Danger Drugs
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent DANGEROUS drugs are being routinely prescribed to dementia victims on general hospital wards, according to alarming figures. More than three-quarters of nurses admit such patients are being given anti-psychotic...
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CLAP TRAP! He Was Man of the Match against Manchester United and Has More Assists Than Any Other Irish Player in Cross-Channel Football. Yet Gio Says Andy Reid Can't Fit into His System. What Utter. REID OVERLOOKED AS DUFF CRIES OFF
Byline: COLIN YOUNG GIOVANNI Trapattoni yesterday tried to quell the clamour for Andy Reid's inclusion in the Ireland squad by insisting there is no personal vendetta against him. Ireland's coach, preparing to face Italy in Saturday's World Cup...
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Common Sense to Go with Weld
Byline: by PEADAR FLANAGAN THE Dermot Weldtrained Sense Of Purpose can show her rivals the way home in the one-mile fillies maiden at Navan this afternoon. The daughter of Galileo cut quite a dash when failing by just a short head to Cocovada...
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Conman Invented Wife and Child for [Pounds Sterling]30,000 Swindle
Byline: Michael MacLeod A CONMAN swindled a colleague out of [pounds sterling]30,000 after telling her he wanted to leave his wife for her. Alexander Shields also told Lynn McFarlane that his spouse was trying to take his daughter out of the...
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Cretaro Craft Is Pain for St Pat's
Byline: CIAN O'CONNELL St Patrick's Ath 0 Sligo Rovers 2 RAFFAELE CRETARO bagged a brace as Sligo Rovers claimed a vital victory over St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park. Cretaro delivered a dynamic display spearheading the Sligo attack, nicking...
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Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: IN OLD CALIFORNIA, 1.45pm, Ch4 JOHN WAYNE churned out this sort of western by the covered wagon-load until 1939's Stagecoach made him a star. So why, in 1942, did he bother with this routine effort at...
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Critics' Choice
FILM: IN OLD CALIFORNIA, 1.45pm, Ch4 JOHN WAYNE churned out this sort of western by the covered wagon-load until 1939's Stagecoach made him a star. So why, in 1942, did he bother with this routine effort at all? Perhaps he felt he owed it to...
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Dash for Cash
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH SUSSEX and Somerset will leave the sleepy world of county cricket behind tomorrow and hitch a ride on Twenty20's gravy train as the inaugural Champions League gets under way in India. The winners of the 12-team tournament...
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Deadly Bug in Three Quarters of Chickens
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor THREE quarters of fresh British chicken is contaminated with the potentially lethal food poisoning bug campylobacter. Eighty people die each year from the infection, from a total of 440,000 cases. ...
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Death Pact Husband Is Arrested in Murder Quiz
Byline: Michael Seamark A TERMINALLY-ILL man who apparently survived a suicide pact with his wife has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. Dr William Stanton, 79, and his 74-year-old wife Angela had been married for more than 50 years...
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DECIMATED; Burley's Japan Trip in Disarray after Call-Off Count Rises to Seven; George Woe as Call-Off Count Rises
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN GEORGE BURLEY'S plans for the trip to Japan were left in tatters last night as another wave of call-offs decimated his squad. The Scotland boss saw Scott Brown, Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith take the list of wounded...
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Different Treat at the Captain's Table for Kernan
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD GAA agenda LAST Friday evening, the Galway Football Board saw the light and embraced a whole new world 125 years on. Whatever else Joe Kernan achieves in his time in Galway, he can at least claim even before his team...
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Drug-Abuse Workers Cost Scots Firms [Pounds Sterling]17m a Year
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor WORKERS with drug problems cost Scottish industry more than [pounds sterling]17million a year through absence. Figures published yesterday revealed there are more than 115,000 cocaine-users north of the...
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Elliott Can't Bear to Watch the Old Firm's Declining Standards
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN AS A long-time supporter of Scottish football, Paul Elliott is sure that the game can be saved. There is too much passion, too much pride, for our nation's most beloved sport to be allowed to wither on the vine. Having...
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Exports May Hold the Key to UK's Revival; City FOCUS
Byline: Sam Fleming WHAT does Britain actually make? As the country's unloved bankers and hedge fund managers slink off the stage, the question is becoming more urgent. Our manufacturing sector has been written off so frequently that it is easy...
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Extinction's the Buzz Word for Scots Bees; Fruit Farm Crisis as Foreign Intruders Take Over
Byline: Alan Simpson FOR hundreds of years they have been the silent but vital ingredient to help ripen the flowers of Scotland's lucrative berry fields. But experts fear native bumblebees are under increasing threat from foreign varieties which...
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FAIR PLAY! When Footballers Are Better Known for Vulgar Displays of Obscene Wealth, How Gratifying It Was to See a Player Refuse to Celebrate a Goal against His Old Club - and Applauded for It
Byline: Dave Hannigan BY REFUSING to celebrate his headed goal against Manchester City on Monday night, Aston Villa's Richard Dunne did much more than endear himself to the followers of his former club. With that cameo of dignified behaviour,...
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Family Evicted after 'Hellish' Neighbours Row
Byline: Charlotte Thomson A FAMILY are being evicted after complaining about 'hellish' neighbours on a private estate. Lorraine and Derek Stewart have lived in their rented four-bedroom property on the Earl of Moray's estate for 16 years. ...
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Far Too Sex Y for School; Parents Fume as Head Bans Girls' Trousers That Cling a Little Too Tight
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter THEY are both black, long and indisputably trousers. But there the similarity between the two pairs ends, according to headmaster David New. He has ruled that the tight-fitting Miss Sexy branded trousers are unsuitable...
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Faz Keeps Rebels' European Hopes Alive
Byline: FRANK KENT Cork 2 Derry 0 BOSNIAN striker Faz Kuduzovic and ex-Derry star Billy Dennehy eased Cork City a step closer to their European dream with two goals in five first-half minutes at Turner's Cross last night. The game got the...
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Free Dell Computers for Schools; Our Greatest Giveaway Ever; Pick Up Your First Token in Saturday's Irish Daily Mail
IN THIS amazing giveaway, the Irish Daily Mail has teamed up with Dell to offer free Dell computers for 200 schools in a once-in-a-lifetime promotion. We've got Dell computer equipment to give away to schools and classes all over the country. ...
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George Backs Blunder Bhoys; Burley Will Stand by Blunder Bhoys
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN SCOTLAND boss George Burley has backed under-fire Celtic defenders Gary Caldwell and Stephen McManus to emerge from their current club crisis. And he will take his No 1 pairing aside for special training during this week's...
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Getting the Wind Up; PETERBOROUGH
WHEN I was a teenager, my family was living in rooms on the third floor of a dingy old Victorian house. There was no electricity, just gas mantles for lighting. There was no TV in those days, just the radio. On this particular night, I had stayed...
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Gilmore Leads While Others Merely Follow; COMMENT
YESTERDAY morning, this newspaper pointed out that, even after the damning new revelations of the weekend, Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore had done nothing more than huff and puff pathetically over the deepening O'Donoghue scandal. Yesterday afternoon,...
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Gypsies Blank out the Taste of Defeat
Byline: RUAIDHRI O'CONNOR Bohemians 0 Coleraine 0 BOHEMIANS endured another frustrating night at Dalymount Park as they failed to break down a resourceful Coleraine outfit in Group 2 of the Setanta Sports Cup. But you feel the home faithful...
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HANDS OFF OUR PENSIONS! in a Highly Personal Rebuke DANIEL JOHNSON, in His 50s and Burning with Anger, Accuses Politicians of Both Parties of Breaking a Sacred Contract with Citizens
Byline: by Daniel Johnson THE Tories yesterday dominated the news with their proposal to raise the pension age to 66. They say it is essential to pay off the ballooning national debt. In truth, it is yet another example of the greed of politicians,...
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HANDSOFF OUR PENSIONS! in a Highly Personal Rebuke DANIEL JOHNSON, in His 50s and Burning with Anger, Accuses Politicians of Both Parties of Breaking a Sacred Contract with Citizens
Byline: by Daniel Johnson THE Tories yesterday dominated the news with their proposal to raise the pension age to 66. They say it is essential to pay off the ballooning national debt. In truth, it is yet another example of the greed of politicians,...
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HANDS OFF OUR PENSIONS! in a Highly Personal Rebuke DANIEL JOHNSON, in His Fifties and Burning with Anger, Accuses Politicians of Both Parties of Breaking a Sacred Contract with Citizens
Byline: by Daniel Johnson HE Tories yesterday Tdominated the news with their proposal to raise the pension age to 66. They say it is essential to pay off the ballooning national debt. In truth, it is yet another example of the greed of politicians,...
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Have You Heard about ... BOILING WATER TAPS?
Byline: JENNY STOCKS TIRED of waiting for your kettle to boil when you fancy a cup of tea? Some clever kitchenware types have come up with an alternative -- boiling water on tap. This 'must-have' gadget aims to revolutionise the way we make hot...
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Hayes Ban Gives Buckley Chance; Munster May Appeal Hayes' Suspension
Byline: JOE CALLAGHAN JOHN HAYES' six-week ban has thrown open the door for Tony Buckley to prove to Ireland head coach Declan Kidney that he is ready to succeed the veteran prop. Munster stalwart and Ireland record cap holder Hayes was last night...
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He Arrived at the Lectern with the Scowl of a Cyclist Who Had Just Had His Wheel Nicked
Byline: Quentin Letts BOY George, the Left always calls him, hoping to make him sound gauche. Well, he parked that little caricature yesterday. Shadow Chancellor Osborne dished up the nasties with a stern, non-negotiable, distinctly adult glare....
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He Arrived at the Lectern with the Scowl of a Cyclist Who Had Just Had His Wheel Nicked; on the Day Boy George Became Boss George
Byline: Quentin Letts BOY George, the Left always calls him, hoping to make him sound gauche. Well, he parked that little caricature yesterday. Shadow Chancellor Osborne dished up the nasties with a stern, non-negotiable, distinctly adult glare....
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He Arrived at the Lectern with the Scowl of a Cyclist Who Had Just Had His Wheel Nicked; on the Day Boy George Quentin Letts Became Boss George
Byline: Quentin Letts BOY George, the Left always calls him, hoping to make him sound gauche. Well, he parked that little caricature yesterday. Shadow Chancellor Osborne dished up the nasties with a stern, non-negotiable, distinctly adult glare....
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Heather's Net Gains Make the Sacrifice Worth It
Byline: by MIKE DICKSON Tennis Correspondent IT WAS midnight three Sundays ago when Heather Watson finally got home and slumped into bed at her lodgings in Florida, the US Open junior title having been won in New York that afternoon. Twelve hours...
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Heather's Net Gains Make the Sacrifice Worth It
Byline: by MIKE DICKSON IT was midnight three Sundays ago when Heather Watson finally got home and slumped into bed at her lodgings in Florida, the US Open junior title having been won in New York that afternoon. Twelve hours later she was back...
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Here's Why Classrooms Have Become War Zones
Byline: Allison Pearson NO EVENING meal around our kitchen table is complete without one of the children whining about some teacher who has been 'really, really mean to me'. What they're actually saying is a teacher told them off for something they...
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He Studied at Woolwich Poly -Now He's Won Nobel Prize
Byline: Sophie Borland UNLIKE elite universities at the other end of the academic league table, Woolwich Polytechnic could never claim to have produced world class scientists. But all that changed yesterday when one of its former students won...
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His Jetset Lifestyle Violated the Rules; O'DONOGHUE RESIGNS
Byline: Simon Creer JET-SETTING Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue's executive class flights and luxury hotels are in breach of Department of Finance guidelines. John O'Donoghue's infamous stay at the five-star Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town, South...
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How One Cruel Jibe from My Mother Sparked a Lifelong Hatred of My Body
Byline: by Sally Brampton THE day my mother drew me quietly to one side and handed me a photograph is one I will never forget. I was wearing a swimsuit, silhouetted against a blue sky. I must have been ten or 11 when the photograph was taken....
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How Racetrack Bullies Made Liz World Champion
Byline: George Mair AS a world champion, Scots distance runner Liz McColgan was used to leaving the rest of the field in her wake. Now she has revealed what it was that gave her a head start over her rivals. When she was a young, emerging...
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I Couldn't Wait to Get Away from Polanski
Byline: by Suzanne Moore IONCE had the pleasure of hanging out with Roman Polanski myself. Pleasure is perhaps not the right word. Flying over to Paris to interview him, there was a huge bang on the plane and the terrified air crew started running...
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I'll Be Jumping off Bridge When You Least Expect It; Suicide Teen Made Chilling Threat, Claim Family Friends
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor ONE of the runaway teenagers who leapt hand in hand from a road bridge had warned she would take her life, it was revealed yesterday. Niamh Lafferty and Georgia Rowe plunged 125ft to their deaths from...
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I'm Keith Floyd's Secret Daughter; A Surprise Guest at TV Chef's Wake
Byline: Julie Moult A WOMAN stunned mourners at Keith Floyd's wake by announcing herself as his love child. Nancy Jones, 44, approached the TV chef's daughter Poppy, 26, and said: 'Hello, I'm your sister.' She claimed she was the result of a...
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Inhalers 'Fail to Work' for One in 10 Children
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent COMMONLY used inhalers may fail to prevent asthma attacks in more than one in ten children at risk, researchers say. A study suggests that a gene mutation makes Ventolin inhalers ineffective for about...
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Inhalers 'Ineffective' for One in Ten Children
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent COMMONLY used inhalers may fail to prevent asthma attacks in more than one in ten children at risk, researchers say. A study suggests a gene mutation makes Ventolin inhalers ineffective for about 130,000...
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Irish in Firing Line; Row between FIA Rivals Todt and Vatanen Could Wipe out Home Round of Rallying Event
Byline: SAMMY HAMILL THE future of Ireland's round of the World Rally Championship may hang on the outcome of the vote to elect a new president of motorsport's governing body. On October 23 more than 100 delegates will chose between former Ferrari...
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IS FERGIE BROKE (AGAIN)? She Famously Bounced Back from Vast Debts. but Today, as She Jets Round the World and Boasts a Chauffeured Bentley, There's Just One Problem
Byline: by Paul Bracchi and Rebecca English TRUE, she no longer employs a flunky to collect, print and send out photographs to her friends: a glorified stamp licker, if you like. Nor does she need to retain her own dresser and butler; there are...
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Is the Dramatic Lisbon Swing Suspicious? DEBATE
YES THE Yes vote by a massive margin to the second Lisbon referendum is nothing short of astonishing, if not suspicious. Not one single provision of the document has changed since its initial rejection, yet a very surprising swing has taken place....
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It Felt like a Funeral with Enda as the Uncle No One Wants to Know; How I See It
Byline: by Mary Carr THEY shifted uncomfortably in their seats like mourners at a particularly heartbreaking and socially awkward funeral, complicated, perhaps, by its having two implacably opposed chief mourners and no one knowing where to look....
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It's Sotelling the Opposition Waited to Call for His Head; Commentary
Byline: by Richard Waghorne AS JUSTICE Minister, he had been famous for his endless repetition of 'zero tolerance'. As it was, he ended up stretching the tolerance of the political system to breaking point with his expenses. Once three political...
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It's Time to Use Your [Pounds Sterling]10k Isa Allowance
Byline: Sylvia Morris SAVERS aged 50 before next April can put an extra [pounds sterling]3,000 into their Isas. The annual Isa contribution limit yesterday jumped from [pounds sterling]7,200 to [pounds sterling]10,200 for this age group, while...
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It Was Just like That
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION What were the bizarre circumstances of comedian Tommy Cooper's death? TOMMY died on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre in London's Haymarket during a live transmission of ITV's popular variety series Live...
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It Was Just like That
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Talk Radio host Alan Brazil said he was in the audience at The Palladium when he saw Tommy Cooper collapse. Michael Parkinson, in his autobiography, also states Tommy died at the Palladium. Are they correct?...
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It Was Just like That
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Talk Radio host Alan Brazil said he was in the audience at The Palladium when he saw Tommy Cooper collapse. Michael Parkinson, in his autobiography, also states Tommy died at the Palladium. Are they correct?...
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It Was Just like That
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Talk Radio host Alan Brazil said he was in the audience at The Palladium when he saw Tommy Cooper collapse. Michael Parkinson, in his autobiography, also states Tommy died at the Palladium. Are they correct?...
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It Was Just like That ... ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Talk Radio host Alan Brazil said he was in the audience at The Palladium when he saw Tommy Cooper collapse. Michael Parkinson, in his autobiography, also states Tommy died at the Palladium. Are they correct?...
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Jail for Drunk Who Killed Her Daughter and a Friend's Child
Byline: Claire O'Brien A MOTHER of four was jailed yesterday for six years after she killed her own daughter and her young friend in a drunken car crash. Mary Carberry, described by a judge as a practising alcoholic, drove her BMW into an embankment...
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Kate: At Last I Can Return to the Place I Lost Maddie; Two Years on, Heartbroken Mother Revisits Praia Da Luz
Byline: From Tom Worden in Madrid KATE McCANN is ready to return to the Portuguese resort where her daughter Madeleine went missing two-and-a-half years ago. Her husband Gerry said yesterday he and his wife are making plans to visit Praia da...
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KELLOCK CRAVING EURO CUP OF CHEER; Scots Eye Refreshing Heineken Campaigns
Byline: by ROB ROBERTSON SCOTLAND'S pro teams kick off their Heineken Cup campaigns this weekend with one man at the heart of the battle determined to rewrite a lamentable record. Glasgow Warriors skipper Alastair Kellock was part of the 2004...
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Kerr Tries Tiny Steps on Return to France; but Brian Can See Results of His Work
Byline: PHILIP QUINN DESCRIBING the trip to the northerly outpost of Klaksvik, where he went recently to see the local club Ki, Brian Kerr observed that 'it's about four or five islands away' from the capital, Torshavn. Not many international...
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Lippi Demanding a Croker Victory
Byline: NICK PISA reports from Rome MARCELLO LIPPI yesterday described the upcoming matches against Ireland and Cyprus as 'the hardest week in his two years' as Italian national team coach. Lippi's side are just a point away from qualifying for...
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Liveline Finishes off Junket John; Did Public Rage Force Ceann Comhairle to Finally Resign?
Byline: Aiden Corkery Political Reporter JOHN O'Donoghue dramatically announced he would resign last night. The Ceann Comhairle accepted defeat after a day of tension in the Dail when Labour leader Eamon Gilmore demanded he 'resign or be removed...
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Miners Shine as Gold Hits Record
Byline: MARKET REPORT by Geoff Foster WHAT a wally! Ten years ago Gordon Brown sold more than half the UK's gold reserves at an average price of $275 an ounce. Yesterday, as glittering gold soared to a record price of $1,040, or [pounds sterling]666...
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My Email Hit a Black Hole; Your Money Problems Solved ... Dear Margaret
Byline: Margaret Stone I BOOKED an easyJet flight to Inverness with car hire for my son. He does not have a credit card, so I used mine. But the confirmation said the hirer must produce the booking credit card when collecting the car. As this was...
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Now Savers Are Being Penalised for Loyalty!
Byline: Sylvia Morris BANKS and building societies are penalising their most loyal savers by shutting them out of top-paying accounts. Instead, some are reserving top deals for new savers or new money as they desperately try to bring in cash...
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Obama Plans Huge Pay Cuts for Bankers
Byline: Simon Duke PRESIDENT Barack Obama is considering swingeing pay cuts for executives at banks and car giants that have been rescued by the US taxpayer. Obama's pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, wants to force bosses at bailed-out firms to accept...
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OSBORNE'S AGE OF AUSTERITY; Tories Pledge Deep Whitehall Cuts, Public Pay Freeze and Squeeze on Middle-Class Benefits. but Will Gamble Cost Them Votes?
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor GEORGE Osborne took a massive electoral gamble yesterday on ruthless [pounds sterling]7billion-a-year spending cuts. He plans to freeze public sector pay, axe middle-class benefits and slash Whitehall budgets....
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OSBORNE'S NEWAGE OF AUSTERITY; Tories Pledge Deep Whitehall Cuts, Public Pay Freeze and Squeeze on Middle-Class benefits.But Will Gamble Cost Them Votes?
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor GEORGE Osborne took a massive electoral gamble yesterday by unveiling ruthless [pounds sterling]7billion-a-year spending cuts. He plans to freeze the pay of millions of public sector workers, axe middle-class...
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Osborne's Rushed Handiwork; COMMENT
Byline: by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor IF George Osborne intended to make the same electoral headway with a proposal to raise the retirement age to 66 as he did with his plans to lift inheritance tax on estates of up to [pounds sterling]1m, he made...
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