Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)

A daily newspaper serving the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Stories cover current events, business, politics, entertainment, and sports at the local level, with select stories of national and international significance included as well. Sports stories report heavily on Celtic and Ranger football clubs.

Articles from January 31, 1997

Alloa in Fury at Dwyer's Oz Cop-Out
Peter Dwyer has quit Scottish football to become a policeman in Australia - and his cop-out move has infuriated Alloa. The club's 31-year-old record signing emigrates to Oz today to start his new life. But promotion-chasing Alloa are angry that...
Boy, 13, Admits Stabbing Lad to Death; Killer Has Mind of Six-Year-Old
A boy of 13 killed another lad with a combat knife. The killer, who has the mind of a six-year-old, lashed out at student Colin MacDonald, 16, after a row during the school holidays. Colin was killed by his own blade, which he kept hidden from...
Daily Record Angling Page; Goldmine for City Slickers
The regeneration of the River Kelvin is a dream come true for hundreds of anglers who live within the city limits of Glasgow and the outskirts. Only minutes from their homes they can fish for trout and sea trout - and even have a crack at a salmon....
DON MAKE ME LAUGH; Clubs Will Never Cel Out
OK, any volunteers to tell Vinnie Jones he's being made redundant? To tap him on the shoulder and say that a lifetime of working his thingmies off to make it to the top means nothing? To shrug: "Sorry, mate - your club might have gone from non-league...
Don't Rule out Return for Waldo
Headline writers are back in business - Wallace Mercer's in town again. The larger-than-life former Hearts chairman ended a 16-year association with the Jambos on Tuesday. Sixteen years jousting with the Glasgow giants, dodging death threats...
E for Two? They Must Be Raving
So taking drugs, Mr Gallagher, is just like taking tea. Half a cup of PG Tips equals half an E. A mug of Earl Grey and a shot of smack are both precisely the same. Oh, yes. No doubt they'll be setting up treatment centres for hopeless tea jennies...
Ewan Hit a Snag in His First Role ..He Hadn't Learned to Read; EXCLUSIVE: The Dad of Trainspotting Heart-Throb Ewan McGregor Tells the Record How the Scots Pin-Up Hasn't Let Movie Stardom Change Him
Scots heart-throb Ewan McGregor had just one problem when he won his first starring role ... He couldn't read to learn his lines! The Crieff-born star of the hit Scottish movies Trainspotting and Shallow Grave was just four when he won the part...
Get out of a Tights Spot
Today Record Woman is putting tights to the test. If you're thinking of chucking out your old winter opaques in favour of some new spring sheers, here's the guide to take the tension out of choosing some new nude- coloured tights. All the pantyhose...
HOW TO MAKE A NO. 1 RECORD IN YOUR BEDROOM; TAPE THAT: Your DIY Guide to Chart Fame and Fortune
It's a pretty safe bet that somewhere in Scotland right now, a pop wannabe is making a stab at stardom. But the potential hit isn't being produced in a studio stuffed with state- of-the-art recording gear. It's being banged out in a BEDROOM -...
HUSBAND TRIED TO KILL ME CLAIMS OZ SOAP QUEEN MELISSA; PUNCHED: He Struck as I Cradled Our Four-Week-Old Son
Soap star Melissa Bell claimed yesterday her estranged husband tried to kill her. Melissa said Jason Redlich attacked her as she nursed their four-week- old baby. The actress, who played Neighbours wild child Lucy Robinson, added: "I'm a victim...
IAN'S SLUMP IS IN FULL SWING; Baker-Finch's Nightmare Battle
Aussie Ian Baker-Finch used to strut round golf courses with the bubbling confidence of the Open champion he was. Now he's a shambling shadow of his old self and is fighting a nightmare battle to recapture those glory days. Even playing in the...
I'll Be Dancing in the Streets of Raith; Cab Driver Travelling North to Celebrate Pounds 292,000 Bets Win
The cabbie who netted pounds 292,000 from a Raith Rovers' cup win is heading north - to buy the team a drink. Their 4-1 defeat of Airdrie secured Graham Jenkins' record roll-up bet. Yesterday he picked up a cheque for his winnings. And cool...
I'm Glad I Stirred It Up, Says Star Noel
Oasis star Noel Gallagher refused to back down yesterday over his drugs outburst. And he said he was glad he sparked the debate. He stuck to his guns and caused fresh anger by suggesting drugs should be decriminalised. That was despite the...
I Would Love to See My Name on Twickenham's Scoresheet Once Again; Says 43-Year-Old TOM SMITH
Rookie prop Tom Smith is praying history repeats itself in tomorrow's Calcutta Cup clash. The last time Scotland beat England at Twickenham the vital try was scored by another debut forward - also called Tom Smith. That was back in 1983 and the...
Linesman's Blunder Cost Me 9 in a Row
The Portuguese hit man who has rattled in 12 goals in his last seven games picked up the Bell's Player of the Month award yesterday. But Jorge Cadete was still cursing the controversial goal he had chalked off at Ibrox on January 2 for robbing him...
LOAD OF PURE HOGGWASH; HARD TO SWALLOW: Another Tory Blunder over Food Safety
Agriculture Minister Douglas Hogg's new agency to monitor the safety of our food has been branded a toothless tiger by consumer groups. The Record has campaigned vigorously for an independent food watchdog following the E Coli tragedy. But...
Naomi's Killer Possessed by Evil beyond Imagination; Mum Hits out as Sex Beast Gets Life
The sadistic sex murderer of 15-year-old Naomi Smith was caged for life yesterday. As Edwin Hopkins, 20, began his sentence, Naomi's heart-broken mum Cath said he was "possessed by evil beyond imagination". She added: "Before my daughter died,...
Paving the Way Ahead for Rosyth
Rosyth Royal Dockyard was 24 hours from closure in 1993 and the ghost of Ravenscraig haunted Fife. Now Rosyth faces the millennium with confidence. Why? It was the Tories that came within an ace of closing Scotland's biggest industrial establishment,...
Perv Preyed on Little Girls for 20 Years
A pervert who preyed on little girls in a seaside town was jailed for eight years yesterday. Twisted Douglas Cunningham, whose reign of terror went on for 20 years, was branded "a menace". Some of his victims - all aged between three and 13 -...
Record View; Look Back in Danger
Oasis bad boy Noel Gallagher has tried to excuse his comments on drugs by saying he was only trying to "open up the debate". Fair enough. But Gallagher has got to realise that being an icon for young people carries with it awesome responsibilities....
SECRET BEHIND GAZZA'S Pounds 30,000 SMILE..; EXCLUSIVE: How a Brush with the Dentist Polished Up Rangers Star's Image
Gazza's gormless grin has been replaced by a gleaming Hollywood smile. The Rangers ace has undergone major dental surgery at a cost of THOUSANDS of pounds. And all because of damage caused by STRESS. The Clown Prince of Football's former front...
Spencer Said It Made Sense to Bet against My Boy Hendry; SNOOKER SCANDAL: Ex-Champ's Advice to Top Manager
The manager of snooker superstar Stephen Hendry last night lifted the lid on an astonishing betting scandal. Ian Doyle said he was encouraged to put money on the OPPONENTS of Stephen, the world No1. And Doyle claimed ex-snooker world champ and...
Switch on; Killer's Instinct Ad Me Guessing
Shortly after the second commercial break, I finally figured out whodunit. But this doesn't mean I'm setting myself up as a sofa Sherlock. It was just by process of elimination that I guessed it was Stephen Burns (Alec Newman) who'd carried out...
The Nearest I've Come to Feeling Scottish Was When Grandad Told Me to Get an Alan Rough Perm; THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WANTS TO SPILL BLOOD FOR SCOTLAND
Neil Sullivan would love to say Scotland's the only country he's ever wanted to play for. Trouble is, he'd probably choke on his jellied eels. The Wimbledon keeper grew up on the streets of South West London. He talks like a Cockney barrow boy....
THE SPICE CURLS; HAIR TO STAY: The Style That's Making Waves Again
Hair is making waves as curls make a comeback. Friends star Jennifer Aniston was the first to put curls firmly back on the agenda. And now the straight-as-a-dye, sleek look has been replaced by big and bouncy curls. The good news is that no...
Update; Duff's Saga Runs On
Hugh Duff stormed back to beat world outdoor bowls champ Tony Allcock in a see- saw quarter-final at the Saga World Indoor Championships. Duff, last year's beaten finalist and 1988 winner, came from 5-2 down to grab the opening set 7-5 and claimed...
Voice of Scotland; RADIO PHONE-IN DROVE ME GA-GA
I heard a recent radio phone-in show discussing home rule for Scotland. A commentator claimed Glasgow people were drunks and our unemployed lived on English handouts. I heard a number of English callers and yet I can count on one hand the number...
When Life Is a Pain
They say every doctor should catch an illness from time to time, just to remember how miserable it is to be unwell. I don't know about that, but I certainly learned about the agony of pain last week when I banged my thumb with a hammer. That...