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 May 8, 2008

102.5 Clyde 1 Superscoreboard HOTLINE
Byline: CRAIG SWAN TAKES YOUR CALLS RANGERS' fixture debate is in danger of becoming as drawn out as the season itself. Another day and another Hotline of sniping and backbiting regards the decision of the SPL to reject the Ibrox club's latest...
5 Still Alive for Frank's Squad Trip
Byline: By Roddy Duncan FRANK HADDEN has given a batch of would-be Scotland stars extra time to convince him they should be on the plane for next month's trip to Argentina. The coach kept five places blank when he announced his squad for the...
900 Jobs Axed
Byline: By Donna Watson A BANK which made more than pounds 7billion profit last year told 900 Scots workers yesterday that their jobs are being axed. Stunned staff at the Goldfish call centre in Cumbernauld near Glasgow were informed at a morning...
Academy Are a Class above Our Scots Kids; UPDATE
SCOTLAND'S Under-19s were given a cricket lesson yesterday as Durham Academy hammered them by 123 runs in Bothwell. The Scots kids, who will play for the first time in the top flight of the SNCL, were no match for the emerging county stars. The...
Andy Vows to Fight His Clay Back
Byline: By Alix Ramsay ANDY MURRAY admitted he is still learning how to play on clay again after crashing out of the Rome Masters last night. The British No.1 went down in straight sets to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round...
APE-Y FAMILIES; Couple Just Love Their Cheeky Little Monkey
Byline: By Karen Bale LITTLE Jessy clings on to her blanket, while mum Lori pushes her buggy through the park. But this is no ordinary child - Jessy is an 18-year-old, nappy-wearing monkey. Jessy, a white-faced capuchin, is among a growing...
BEST IN WORLD CAN PUT US ON TOP OF WORLD; CRUNCH TIME IN ENGLAND Wes: Ron Will Lead Us to Glory Double
Byline: By Ed Casey WES BROWN last night hailed Cristiano Ronaldo "the best player in the world" and tipped him to fire Manchester United to a Premier League and European Cup double. The England defender insists the Portuguese player has no individual...
Blatter in Fresh Call for Foreign Player Cut
Byline: By Alan Marshall FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists seeing three English clubs reach the Champions League semi-finals again proves he is right to push for a limit to foreign players. While UEFA insist their flagship competition merely...
BOILING MAD; EXCLUSIVE TOP Scots Chef Axed after Raging Marco Brands Him Fantasist
Byline: By Annie Brown A RISING star chef has been suspended from a luxury Scots hotel after being labelled a "Walter Mitty". James Stocks - hailed as one of Britain's hottest talents - claims to be the protege of celebrity chef Marco Pierre...
Business IN BRIEF
MORE than 33million Brits will buy or sell goods on internet auction websites this year, according to a poll. And more than 80 per cent will carry out their online trading at their office desk. It also emerged the average web user clicks on to...
CONGA CONVOY; Fans Plan to Turn 220-Mile Tripinto Red, White & Blue Cavalcade CITY IS READY TO THROW EURO PARTY AS 100,000 HEAD SOUTH FOR FINAL UEFA CUP FINAL 2008 READY RANGERS IN MANCHESTER
Byline: By Craig McDonald in Manchester and Lachlan Mackinnon A RED, white and blue convoy will head from Ibrox to Manchester for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final. The plans were unveiled as Manchester threw its arms wide open to welcome the 100,000-plus...
DICK; Exclusive Nat Fraser Tried to Set Me Up There Were Threats to My Life Told to Take Boat to Nova Scotia
Byline: By Charlie Gall THE former best friend of monster Nat Fraser told yesterday how the scheming wife-killer tried to cheat justice by framing him. Pig farmer Hector Dick said Fraser and his pal Glenn Lucas hatched a plot to trick him into...
DON'T PAT ME ON THE BACK; IAN-BRU PLAY-OFF FINALS SPECIAL Goal Hero Says Sorry for Display
Byline: ANDREW McINNES REPORTS PAT CLARKE gave Clyde a crucial first-leg advantage last night - then apologised to his boss for having a bad game. Clarke's goal gives the Bully Wee a great chance of saving their First Division lives when the...
DOPE IS ILLEGAL AND HARMFUL; Government Defy Own Experts to Take Tougher Line
Byline: By Kevin Schofield HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith yesterday announced a toughening of the laws on cannabis. She said the drug would be upgraded from Class C to Class B by the end of the year, meaning anyone caught in possession will face...
Edinburgh Folk Don't Do Funny; Exclusive BILLY CONNOLLY REVEALS THE CITIES HE LOVES FOR LAUGHS . . AND ONES HE DOESN'T Big Yin Reckons the Capital's a Nice Place but It Can't Compete in World Comedy Stakes
Byline: By Rick Fulton SCOTLAND'S greatest comic, Billy Connolly, reckons that people from Edinburgh are just not funny. The Big Yin has taken his brand of humour around the world since his days as a Glasgow shipyard welder. His expletive-ridden...
Football: Business as Usual Denies Ordinary Fans
Byline: Cosgrove AS desperate Rangers fans try to hunt down elusive briefs for the UEFA Cup Final it is worth remembering why they are in such short supply and the role their club has played in their scarcity. When I was a youngster growing up...
Football: Dick: I Feel So Sorry for Walter
Byline: By Keith Jackson DICK ADVOCAAT jetted into Glasgow yesterday and launched a second scathing attack on the SPL for failing to help Rangers beat him to the UEFA Cup. Zenit St Petersburg's boss arrived back on his old stomping ground to...
Football: Dick: I Feel So Sorry for Walter; RANGERS 1 MOTHERWELL 0
Byline: By Keith Jackson DICK ADVOCAAT jetted into Glasgow yesterday and launched a second scathing attack on the SPL for failing to help Rangers beat him to the UEFA Cup. Zenit St Petersburg's boss arrived back on his old stomping ground to...
Football: Gers Fans Fury over SPL Pair
Byline: By Gary Ralston and Lachlan MacKinnon RANGERS fans last night blasted SPL bosses for accepting gold-dust tickets and hospitality for the UEFA Cup Final. Supporters chiefs are furious with the decision of executive chairman Lex Gold and...
Football: GERS FIXTURE NIGHTMARE IS SO UNFAIR; SCOTLAND'S NEW ERA... Scots Boss Burley Blasts Bungling Top Brass
Byline: BY HUGH KEEVINS SCOTLAND boss George Burley last night blasted the governing bodies who allowed Rangers to be punished at home for being successful in Europe. And the national team manager called for a radical overhaul of the way the...
Football: Gretna Head for Brink as Crisis Meeting Called
Byline: By Craig Swan GRETNA'S life could end today at a crisis meeting called by administrators Wilson Field. A long list of creditors are considering pulling the plug on the stricken club which has debts of more than pounds 9million. Wilson...
Football: IT'S A SHOT FER GLORY; RACE FOR THE FLAG 2008 Fired-Up Baz Hits Cracker Thanks to a Magic Touch from Coisty
Byline: KEITH JACKSON REPORTS RANGERS 1 MOTHERWELL 0 JUST when all seemed lost for Rangers. Just when it appeared the last flickers of good fortune had deserted them. Just when they had finally run out of heroes. Out into the thick of it...
Football: IT'S A SHOT FER GLORY; RACE FOR THE SPL FLAG 2008 Fired-Up Baz Hits Cracker Thanks to a Magic Touch from Coisty
Byline: KEITH JACKSON REPORTS RANGERS 1 MOTHERWELL 0 JUST when all seemed lost for Rangers. Just when it appeared the last flickers of good fortune had deserted them. Just when they had finally run out of heroes. Out into the thick of it...
Football: I've Morr Hope of Winning First Cap; SCOTLAND'S NEW ERA
Byline: By Greig Thomas JAMES MORRISON hopes the absence of the likes of Barry Ferguson and Scott Brown from George Burley's squad will help him win his first Scotland cap. The 21-year-old West Brom star is among five players yet to wear the...
Football: Man BY Man; RACE FOR THE SPL FLAG 2008
Byline: Compiled by Colin Duncan RANGERS Neil Alexander 6 Rarely called into action as his defence snuffed out any danger. Kirk Broadfoot 6 Got forward to good effect although final ball lacked quality. Carlos Cuellar 8 Another...
Football: MARK GERS DOWN FOR TITLE; RANGERS 1 MOTHERWELL 0 McGhee Hails Ibrox Men
Byline: By Keith Jackson MARK McGHEE last night hailed Rangers as champions in waiting after failing to rip the title from their grasp on a nervous night at Ibrox. The Motherwell manager saw his side go down 1-0 to a late strike from Barry Ferguson...
Football: SHOCK CALL-UP COULD TEMPT ROSSTO STAY UP; SCOTLAND'S NEW ERA
Byline: By Chris Roberts ROSS McCORMACK last night celebrated his first senior Scotland call-up - then hinted it could persuade him to sign a new deal at Motherwell. The Under-21 star was destined to leave Fir Park at the end of the season having...
Football: YOBS WON'T DRIVE ME OUT OF PARADISE; RACE FOR THE SPL FLAG 2008 Aiden: Hassle Comes with the Territory
Byline: BY COLIN DUNCAN AIDEN McGEADY last night insisted he wouldn't allow the mindless minority drive him out of Parkhead. The Celtic midfielder revealed he constantly gets hassle when he steps foot out of the front door and just last month...
GAME FOR A CHANGE; Successful Businessman Gives It All Up for a Career in Childcare
Byline: By Karen Stewart SUPERDAD Gordon Hamilton is every after-school club's dream, relying on his specialist training and parental skills to help kids in any way he can. Having turned his back on his successful upholstery business nearly 15...
Gers Fans Rage over SPL Pair's UEFA Trip; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: By Gary Ralston and Lachlan MacKinnon RANGERS fans last night blasted SPL bosses for accepting gold-dust tickets and hospitality for the UEFA Cup Final. Supporters chiefs are furious with the decision of executive chairman Lex Gold and...
GORD HELP YOU WENDY; Alexander on Rack as Brown Snubs Her over Referendum
Byline: By Magnus Gardham LABOUR were in turmoil last night over Wendy Alexander's call for are ferendum on independence. Gordon Brown issued a public snub to his Scottish leader at Prime Minister's Question Time when he denied she had even demanded...
Gunner Vows to Keep on Scoring
Byline: By Carl Askew ARSENAL'S 30-goal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to prove he is not just a one-season wonder. The Togo international has enjoyed a fine campaign at the spearhead of the Gunners attack - even if his impressive personal...
HERO PAT'S A WEE BEAUTY; IAN-BRU PLAY-OFF FINALS SPECIAL Clarke on Course to Save Day
Byline: ANDREW McINNES REPORTS AIRDRIE UTD 0 CLYDE 1 PAT CLARKE was the hero for Clyde last night as his crucial goal gave his team a first-leg advantage at New Broomfield. The Cumbernauld men dominated the fixture, outmuscling their North...
Horse Racing: BUL WARKS IN; RACING: O'BRIEN TO SET SAIL FOR OAKS AT EPSOM Williams Outsider Grabs Cup Glory
Byline: By Garry Owen BULWARK stunned punters when capturing the totesport.com Chester Cup at odds of 33-1 yesterday. The quirky stayer was scoring on his first Flat start for trainer Ian Williams on the Roodee. Som Tala and Tilt were set...
HOT GOSSIP; Gorgeous Stars and Bitchy Plots Made US Series an Internet Sensation.And Now It's Hitting Our Screens
Byline: By Brian McIver THE kids are gorgeous, the setting is glamorous and the storylines revolve around teen relationships and back-stabbing friends. But while the premise of teen drama Gossip Girl might sound like a copy of shows like Beverly...
I'd Dump the Loch to Play in Stiffs Tour
Byline: By Bernie McGuire RITCHIE RAMSAY admits he would rather play in the Challenge Tour than mix with the stars at Loch Lomond. The Scot makes his Euro Tour debut in this weekend's Italian Open in Milan. With most of the top names opting...
I Just Can't Face Fad for Male Make-Up
Byline: Shari Low MULTIPLE choice time - according to reports in the Press this week, which of the following are experiencing a loss of libido and wearing more make-up than ever. Is it a)Women b)Blokes c)Julian Clary The correct answer...
I Need to Set Record Straight about Lurid Email
Byline: Joan Burnie Q I BUMPED into guy from my old school a few weeks ago. He was a couple of years above me and he was like a god. All the girls were after him. I was pretty mousey and I don't think he even knew I existed. But we were on this...
LET'S MAKE IT SWEET16; RACE FOR THE FLAG 2008 Fergie Urges Gers Stars to Dig Deep for a Final Push to Keep Dream Alive
Byline: BY GARY RALSTON RANGERS skipper Barry Ferguson has rallied his squad to make the next 16 days the sweetest of their career. Ferguson has called for one final push as the Light Blues bid for a quadruple of domestic and UEFA Cup success...
LYING POLICE OFFICERS ARE FACING THE SACK; They Tried to Fit Up a Law Student and Pal
Byline: By Joanne Curran TWO policemen who lied to fit up a law student and his friend were told yesterday they had shamed their force. Community officers Neil Jones, 35, and Andrew MacRobert, 28, were fined pounds 2000 and pounds 1250 respectively...
MAKE IT SWEET 16; RACE FOR THE SPL FLAG 2008 Fergie Urges Gers Stars Todigdeepfor Finalpush
Byline: By Gary Ralston RANGERS skipper Barry Ferguson has rallied his squad to make the next 16 days the sweetest of their career. Ferguson has called for one final push as the Light Blues tomorrow start their crucial preparations in a bid for...
McLeish Has Got an Eck of a Cheek
Byline: By Ed Casey STEVE BRUCE has laughed off Alex McLeish's claims that Birmingham are a better side since he took over. Birmingham have plunged from 15th to 19th since previous boss Bruce left for Wigan last November and St Andrews chiefs...
Nimrod Crew's Last Moments Are Revealed; Tears as Probe Hears Tape of Doomed RAF Aircraft
Byline: By Bob Dow GRIEVING families yesterday heard the final moments of 14 servicemen who died when their RAF Nimrod spy plane crashed in Afghanistan. Some relatives broke down and wept as they listened to a radio recording of the doomed aircraft's...
Now There's New Life in the Old Dog; RECORD PETS
Byline: By NEIL McINTOSH THINGS happen as you get older. Your hair falters, thins and finally vanishes. Gravity appears to have a greater effect on various parts of your body than it once did. Your memory declines and you are more inclined to...
Off the Record
Byline: BY PAT ROLLER AND now for something completely different, courtesy of John Cleese. The Monty Python funnyman hit the nail on the head this week with his stunningly-apt description of Hillary Clinton ... she is, he said, "the aunt no one...
ONE MINUTE WE WERE SET FOR 4 TROPHIES .. THE NEXT IT LOOKED LIKE WE MIGHT NOT WIN A THING; UEFA CUP FINAL 6 DAYS TO GO Roberts: Rangers Must Drive Themselves through the Pain Barrier to Keep Alive Quadruple Chances
Byline: BY COLIN DUNCAN GRAHAM ROBERTS knows exactly what it feels like to be running on empty and chasing glory on four fronts. The former Rangers defender was part of the Spurs side that came agonisingly close to landing a quadruple in 1982,...
Open Border or Thousands Die; BURMA DEATH TOLL 22,000 Military Rulers Told to Let Foreign Aid in to Stricken Delta
Byline: By Ian Dow A HUGE international aid effort for devastated Burma was still being kept out by the country's military rulers last night. And experts warned their bizarre tactics were condemning tens of thousands more of their own people...
Our Heroes 2008: EVERY ONE A HERO; THEY'RE ALL WINNERS BUT WHICH INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE WILL CLAIM SCOTLAND'S TOP AWARDS?
Byline: Tam Cowan MEET the Scots who'll make your heart burst with pride. Here's your chance to pay tribute to the finalists of the fifth Daily Record Our Heroes awards. They're all on our VIP guest list for the star studded dinner at Glasgow's...
Postie Dumps 4000 Letters in Bins; Court Told of Stress
Byline: By Donna Watson A POSTMAN dumped thousands of pieces of mail in his neighbours' bins, a court heard yesterday. Newly wed Aaron Thomas, 21, also stashed letters and parcels in other places, including the boot of his car, instead of delivering...
Ramsay: I'd Dump Loch for Stiffs Tour; UPDATE
RITCHIE RAMSAY admits he would rather play in the Challenge Tour than mix with the stars at Loch Lomond. The Scot makes his Euro Tour debut in this weekend's Italian Open in Milan. With most of the top names opting to compete in the Players'...
RECORD Money: SAVING GRACES; Any Spare Cash Can Earn Much-Needed Income
Byline: By ALEX MORGAN EVERYONE should have a financial cushion to fall back on - but the rising cost of living means more people than ever say they can't afford to save. With the credit crunch starting to bite, an emergency fund is essential...
RECORD Money: THE READERS' CHAMPION.. LESLEY CAMPBELL
I BECOME sceptical when I see adverts for new financial products called Helping Hand or Dreams Come True. And when the companies offering these deals explain they just want to help their customers out, I become more suspicious. These products...
RED-LETTER DAY TEST FOR BARRY; SPL LATEST ... Wilson Lines Up Rafa Boys for Big Game
Byline: BY ALASDAIR FRASER LIVERPOOL were yesterday unveiled as glamour opponents for Caley Thistle veteran Barry Wilson's testimonial. Rafa Benitez will bring his side to Inverness on August 18 to honour the winger who was previously knocked...
RELAX ... LET'S DO IT; RACE FOR THE FLAG 2008 Pin-Up Bhoy Samaras Hails Boss Strachan's Laid-Back Style for Putting Celts Back on Title Track
Byline: BY CRAIG SWAN GEORGIOS SAMARAS knows Celtic are locked in one of the tightest and most nerve-shredding SPL title races ever. But the Greek striker reckons the key to the Parkhead side's recent revival has been manager Gordon Strachan's...
Right Blend of Bar Skills; Revamped Edinburgh Venue Needs Wide Range of Staff to Help Relaunch
ONE of the capital's best known pubs is serving up a host of hospitality jobs. The Rutland, near Edinburgh's Princes Street, is currently being treated to a 21st century revamp. And to make sure the venue's grand reopening goes without a hitch,...
Satellite Pick of the Day
ER More 4, 10.00pm PRATT decides to fight for his relationship with Bettina, despite her reluctance over her ill health and her fears over his ability to commit. Neela discovers that a young couple she is treating are concealing a dark secret....
SIEGE GUNMAN SENDS WIFE FINAL MESSAGE ..I LIVE YOU DEARLY; Barrister Shot during Police Stand-Off at His Pounds 2.2m Home
Byline: By Chris Greenwood A HIGH-FLYING barrister who held police at bay in a gun siege at his pounds 2.2million home wrote a last tender message to his wife. Divorce lawyer Mark Saunders, 32, hurled a white box from the window of his flat in...
SINGING IN THE BRAIN; WHY TERRIBLE TUNES ARE HARD TO FORGET.. Facts and Myths about the Body's Most Vital Organ
Byline: By Craig McQueen ANYONE who has heard Crazy Frog knows annoying tunes are harder for our brains to forget. And we all learned as kids that it's impossible to tickle yourself. But why? Now a new book has the science behind these and...
So Glad When Earl and the Gang Are Being Bad; BRIAN McIVER'S PICK OF THE DAY DAYTIME MOVIES
Byline: BRIAN McIVER My Name Is Earl Channel 4, 10.00pm COMEDY gold tonight as we get another brilliant look back at Earl, Randy, Joy and Darnel's insane crime sprees. The Cops episode from season two remains one of the best half-hour comedy...
SPL DECISION FIRED US UP.. WE'RE READY FOR THE TEST; RACE FOR THE SPL FLAG 2008 Adam Hails Gers Courage and True Grit
Byline: BY COLIN DUNCAN CHARLIE ADAM reckons Barry Ferguson's late goal and the siege mentality within the dressing room could be the catalysts which propel Rangers towards the quadruple. Adam saluted his skipper after his stunning and vital...
STEAMING MAD; Train Set Fire to My Land Twice and Caused Pounds 10k of Damage, Says Crofter
Byline: By Bob Dow AN ANGRY crofter claims a passing steam train started a huge blaze on his land. Alistair MacGregor used his bare hands to beat out the flames he insists were set off by the passing locomotive. He then watched helplessly...
Teen Tales Make for Top Telly
Gossip Girl may be the first big TV/Internet cross over success, but it's just the latest in a long line of hit teen shows. Here are some of the others over the last few years. BEVERLY HILLS 90210 THEshow about rich kids living in the wealthy...
The Perfect Job Platform; KAREN STEWART Reports on a Free Interactive Careers and Recruitment Exhibition
Byline: KAREN STEWART LOOKING for a job? Well, you might find the perfect position by visiting the Job Serve Live! careers exhibition. Previously known as Job Scene The Roadshow, Job Serve Live! is an interactive recruitment and careers exhibition....
The Razz: A TICKET TO WRITE; Bus Job Inspired Sergeant Songs
Byline: Beverley Lyons and Laura Sutherland SCOTS band Sergeant claim they were inspired to write songs as they worked as spies on a bus. Frontman Nick Mercer and bassist Bill Anderson were employed as company spies by Megabus and observed drivers...
The Razz: A TICKET TO WRITE; Bus Job Inspired Sergeant Songs
Byline: Beverley Lyons and Laura Sutherland SCOTS band Sergeant claim they were inspired to write songs as they worked as spies on a bus. Frontman Nick Mercer and bassist Bill Anderson were employed as company spies by Megabus and observed drivers...
The RAZZ: A TICKET TO WRITE; Bus Job Inspired Sergeant Songs
Byline: Beverley Lyons and Laura Sutherland SCOTS band Sergeant claim they were inspired to write songs as they worked as spies on a bus. Frontman Nick Mercer and bassist Bill Anderson were employed as company spies by Megabus and observed drivers...
Tide of Tired Cliches in a Telly Wash-Out; Flood, Stv, Sun/Mon
Byline: Paul English THIS week, an average of 6.8million viewers watched the story of a tidal surge flattening London on stv. At the same time, 63,000 people were declared dead or missing after a tidal surge flattened Burma. I'm not suggesting...
TWO YEARS FOR WEDDING FIXER EXPOSED BY SCOTLAND'S NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR Daily Record; EXCLUSIVE Con Artist Lured in the 'Poor'
Byline: By Mark McGivern A CONMAN who was exposed by The Record for fixing 107 bogus weddings has been jailed for two years. Lamin Manneh pocketed at least pounds 500 a time for luring prostitutes, drug addicts and other skint women into sham...
WHAT A BELT-ER; BIG FIGHT COUNTDOWN Simpson and Appleby Line Up Title Crunch
Byline: BY HUGH KEEVINS JOHN SIMPSON climbs back on the boxing rollercoaster on June 6 to risk all against cocky unbeaten Paul Appleby. But manager Alex Morrison swears Simpson will fight like hell to keep the British featherweight title after...
WILD CAAT; Even Dick's Raging at SPL Stance over Fixture Farce as He Jets in with New Blast
DICK ADVOCAAT jetted into Glasgow yesterday and launched a second scathing attack on the SPL for failing to help Rangers beat him to the UEFA Cup. The Zenit St Petersburg boss arrived back on his old stomping ground to run the rule over Walter Smith's...
You're Both Rired! Bribery Pair Booted off Show
Byline: By Rick Fulton THE Apprentice saw gruesome twosome Jenny and Jennifer sacked last night after a bribery scandal. Redhead Jenny Celerier, 36, was caught out trying to bribe a salesman as the teams went on a "treasure hunt" in Marrakech....