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 August 25, 2009

555 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON WOMEN, MONEY POLITICS AND FOOTBALL BY ANDREY ARSHAVIN; (Doesn't Sound Much like a Bestseller to Us Andrey)
Byline: HUGH KEEVINS ANDREY ARSHAVIN writes books in his spare time, could have been a Grandmaster at chess if he'd stuck at it and has a degree in fashion design. Unfortunately for Celtic, he put all three off-beat talents on the back burner...
BANKS A LOT FOR OUR Pounds 570; Rate Cut Boosts Families
SCOTS families are pounds 11 a week better off than a year ago, according to a study. Interest rates being kept low at 0.5 per cent by Bank of England Governor Mervyn King has led to the increase, which works out at pounds 572 a year. Research...
Baz Has Nothing to Prove This Time
Byline: Greig Thomas BARRY FERGUSON insists he does not have to prove he can cut it in the Premier League because he was not a flop when he previously played down south. The former Scotland skipper joined Blackburn from Rangers in August 2003....
Beauty School
WE all like to look after our skin - and that just doesn't apply to us girls any more. If you have a man in your life, you'll no doubt have had them trying your face creams and asking for their own. While some creams will suit both of you, others...
BE SCARED OF SHOCKS; Scots Ties Offer Best Chance to Profit
Byline: Paul Jain THERE are 22 domestic cup matches this week - with a potential for shocks in 17 of them. Out of that 17 there are likely to be four or five surprises so the key to bashing bookies tonight is to avoid that handful of fixtures....
Best Face Forward; Stars Use Every Trick in the Book to Show That Youth and Beauty Don't Always Go Together
Byline: Lyndsay Clydesdale MANY women dread getting older - but for Anne Robinson, time has been kind. The Weakest Link presenter looks younger than she did 10 years ago. Anne, 64, returns to TV's Watchdog next month and publicity shots show...
Bomber Decision Made Me Proud to Be Scottish
Byline: John McKie YOU'RE never far away from a Saltire. They're at the World Cup even when the team's not, you'll see them at Andy Murray's matches in New York city next week and then there was that one in Tripoli last Thursday. Proof positive...
Boyd: We Can't Flop like Rivals
Byline: Julian Taylor KRIS BOYD took a long, hard look at this summer's wreckage of Scottish clubs in Europe and insisted it's never been more crucial for Rangers to chart a successful Champions League course. Aberdeen, Motherwell and Falkirk...
Canada Chief Will Tell Scots: Jump to It; UPDATE
CANADIAN coach Laurier Primeau has been handed the task of getting Scotland's athletes up to scratch for a shot at Commonwealth Games glory. The 37-year-old former international decathlete was named yesterday as scottishathletics' new head coach....
Defence Can Now Step Up to the Mark
Byline: Neil Cameron HAMILTON hardman Mark McLaughlin's season starts tonight and Accies hope that will put a stop to their defensive problems. Six goals conceded in two games has been uncomfortable viewing for the big centre-half who returns...
Family's Tears for Bike Crash Father; Teenager Arrested over Dad-of-Five's Death
Byline: James Moncur THIS is the heartbreaking moment when a mum saw her son for the first time after his dad died in a bike crash. Ian and Helen Brand hugged and cried together on the steps of Arbroath Sheriff Court 36 hours after Ian snr was...
Fears of Trade Boycott Easing
SCOTS business leaders last night played down claims that Megrahi's release could cost us millions in US trade. Calls for a boycott of Scottish goods have been made on the internet in America, with some right wingers even claiming that whisky should...
Gav 'Em Hell
Byline: Chris Roberts Skelton swears he'll bust a gut to put one over old pals GAVIN SKELTON admits he has an army of pals at Morton - but the Kilmarnock midfielder swears friendship will go out the window tonight. Killie host the Greenock outfit...
GAV 'EM HELL; Skelton Swears He'll Bust a Gut to Put One over Old Pals
Byline: Chris Roberts GAVIN SKELTON admits he has an army of pals at Morton - but the Kilmarnock midfielder swears friendship will go out the window tonight. Killie host the Greenock outfit in the Co-operative Insurance Cup and Skelton admits...
Gavin's Crusade Is No Laughmg Matter; STAR TELLS HOW HE PERFORMED IN PRISON FOR MENTAL ILLNESS CAMPAIGN
Byline: Paul English HE'S the star of the one of the country's most popular comedies - but Still Game star Gavin Mitchell has revealed how his battle with mental health problems led him all the way to Barlinnie prison. The 44-year-old, who played...
HERO NEIGHBOUR SAVES 2 FROM GAS BLAST FLAT; Probe as Victim Fights for His Life
Byline: Paul O'Hare A HERO neighbour pulled two men from a burning flat seconds after a suspected gas blast tore through it. Paul McCann, 36, said one of the men suffered burns all over his body and looked like a "zombie". The 49-year-old,...
Hotline
Byline: NEIL CAMERON THANK goodness for Craig Thomson. I've grown bored of discussing how we can fix Scottish football and get us back to where we belong. Far too sensible. But after a red card and penalty at Tynecastle on Sunday, the big ref...
How to Crack Codes of Life; Selp-Help Guru Ron Used His Own Tips to Find Perfect Wife
Byline: MARIA CROCE IT'S no wonder self-help guru Ron Holland has so much faith in his own techniques - they helped him find his true love. The 60-year-old believes reaching your goals in business or love is like solving a puzzle - crack the...
I Blew Pounds 4m on Livi ..Now I'm Flat Broke; LOTTERY WINNER TELLS COURT OF HUGE LOSS
Byline: Gordon McIIwraith LOTTERY jackpot winner John McGuinness yesterday told a court he was broke after blowing up to pounds 4million on Livingston FC. And the former nurse, who scooped pounds 10million 13 years ago, said he would never have...
I Blew Pounds 4m on Livi ..Now I'm Flat Broke; LOTTERY WINNER TELLS COURT OF HUGE LOSS: Ex-Nurse 'Wanted to Help'
Byline: Gordon McIIwraith LOTTERY jackpot winner John McGuinness yesterday told a court he was broke after blowing up to pounds 4million on Livingston FC. And the former nurse, who scooped pounds 10million 13 years ago, said he would never have...
I CAN BE JON TO A WINNER; Sean Vows to Follow Daly's Route to Big Time
Byline: Euan McArthur SEAN DILLON is hell-bent on following Jon Daly's lead by using the Co-op Cup to become a Dundee United mainstay. Dillon has started the season on the sidelines as Mihael Kovacevic holds down the right-back slot but the Irishman...
I Can't Afford to Support Two Families; Just Joan CATCH UP ON JUST JOAN ONLINE WWW.Dailyrecord.Co.Uk/joanbornie
Byline: joan burnie Q I'VE been married for nearly 20 years. My wife and I have had to face many problems together, including when we lost a child when he was only five days old. We both took it very badly and found it hard to support each other....
I'M CALLING THE SCOTS; Monty's Ryder Rally Cry
Byline: NEIL CAMERON COLIN MONTGOMERIE yesterday urged Scotland's golfers to follow in his footsteps and become Ryder Cup stars. Europe's captain admitted he would be deeply disappointed if there wasn't one Scot in his 12-man team at Celtic Manor...
I'm Not on Run ..Just Hiding in a Secret Village; HITMAN DENIES DODGING DRUG COPS AND SAYS
Byline: Lachlan Mackinnon ASSASSIN Ricardo Blanco last night denied he is on the run from Spanish police. The Spanish hitman, who served 18 years for killing a drug courier in Ayrshire, said he was in a "nice little village" planning his dying...
I Stand by My Decision. I'll Live with the Consequences; MINISTER DEFIANT AS MSPS SAVAGE HIM OVER BOMBER
Byline: Dave King KENNY MacASKILL was wrong three times over when he freed the Lockerbie bomber, Labour leader Iain Gray told MSPs yesterday. The embattled justice secretary stoodby his decision to releasethe worst mass murderer in Scotland's...
I've Done Some Stupid Things. Now I Just Want to Play Football; Stokes Is Planning to Hit the Goal Trail Again
Byline: COLIN DUNCAN HIBS new boy Anthony Stokes admits he's learned valuable lessons from the lack of discipline that marred his ill-fated two-year spell with Sunderland. The young Dubliner was heavily fined by Roy Keane for missing the team...
JACKO WAS KILLED; Star Had a Lethal Level of Anaesthetic
Byline: Chris Musson MICHAEL Jackson's death was homicide, it was revealed last night. A coroner made the ruling after discovering the star had lethal levels of a powerful anaesthetic in his body when he died. Jacko's doctor Conrad Murray,...
Jim Axe Was So Tough; LEIGHT SHOCK
Byline: Ian Orr MARK McGHEE has admitted sacking his pal Jim Leighton as Aberdeen's goalkeeping coach was the toughest decision of his managerial career. The Dons legend broke down in tears after being axed by his Gothenburg team-mate. But...
Keep on Frockin' in the Free World; Fashion Designer Neil Young Fights Back from Setback - He Can't Call His Range after Rocker Namesake
Byline: Laura Coventry NEIL Young is one of Scotland's biggest new talents on the international fashion circuit with dreams of launching his own label. The only problem is, he shares his name with a superstar - and doesn't know what to call his...
LAW MAN TURNS ON FBI BOSS; 'WE'RE NOT JUST A BUNCH OF IGNORANT HICKS, BOB': Top QC's Anger at Yank Who Says Scots Back Terror
Byline: Karl Mansfield LOCKERBIE prosecutor Lord Fraser slapped down the head of the FBI yesterday over his claim that Scotland "gave comfort to terrorists" by freeing the Lockerbie bomber. The former lord advocate, who launched the case against...
LIAM'S QUICK TO SAY SORRY; Oasis Star's Apology to Fans after No Show at V
Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS; Rick Fulton LIAM Gallagher yesterday apologised to thousands of fans left disappointed after Oasis cancelled their V Festival gig. And the singer joked that he couldn't say anything else - because he can't speak. Oasis...
Lindsay Clydesdale ...the Last Word
Byline: Lindsay Clydesdale I NEVER thought I'd find myself defending Keira Knightley... and certainly not for her figure. The actress has been accused of letting flatchested women down because a Chanel perfume ad shows her to be better endowed...
Loo-Hoo; Cricket: Ashes Aftermath
Byline: JIM SMYTH ANDREW FLINTOFF admits he hid in a toilet at The Oval to hide his tears after his Test career ended with England's Ashes win. It was the perfect send-off but the emotion of the day was all too much for him and he broke down...
MacAskill Has Dragged Us All into the Mire; RecordView
SCOTTISH justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has taken on the role of martyr in the farce of the Lockerbie bomber. Time and again yesterday, he told the Scottish parliament the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was his decision and his alone. He...
Mark I'll Have Greatest Day in Scots Castle; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Mark McGivern TAKE That star Mark Owen is to marry his sweetheart Emma Ferguson at a Highland castle. But the couple, who have two children, have not told even their closest friends the exact location. They are determined not to see...
McCALL ON A MISSION
Byline: Neil Cameron IAN McCALL lived the dream by managing boyhood heroes Queen of the South - now he wants to become public enemy No.1 by knocking them out the Cup. Not only that but Partick Thistle's boss is looking to disappoint one of his...
McGeady Used to Be GOOD Mogga's Made Him GREAT; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: CHRIS ROBERTS BRIAN KERR knew when he first set eyes on Aiden McGeady that this kid was special. A mercurial talent with dizzying skills capable of terrorising even the greatest defenders. All he lacked was an arm round his shoulder and...
MEET THE ONLY SCOT WHO WILL DEFINITELY BE AT 2010 WORLD CUP; Grant Is Heading to South Africa to Lead TV Coverage
Byline: James Moncur A SCOT has been guaranteed a spot at the 2010 World Cup - even if our football flops fail to make it. Grant Philips, 39 is one of the top TV match directors around. And he has been invited to South Africa next year as...
Moffat Unbowed as Rivals Rage over Snub
Byline: Roddy Duncan ROB MOFFAT last night defended his decision to snap up a non-Scot as one of his Edinburgh assistants. Several home-based former stars had been in the running to join the Gunners backroom set-up. But Moffat sprang a surprise...
My Boy's Turning to Stone; Exclusive
Byline: Heather Greenaway WITH his cheeky wee grin and big blue eyes, Kieran Masson looks like any other happy seven-year-old. So it is hard to believe that the bubbly youngster is fighting a rare, devastating disease that is slowly turning his...
MYSTERY MAN CLUE IN SEARCH FOR SAMANTHA; Cops Release CCTV Images in New Bid to Solve Year-Old Case
Byline: Jack Mathieson CCTV images of the last known movements of a woman who vanished more than a year ago were released yesterday. The footage shows Samantha Wright with a mystery man on the night she went missing. Samantha, 25, who lived...
NOT LONG NOW; King Kieren Counting Down the Days
Byline: Garry Owen Napped Lethal Glaze 12-1 AS the countdown begins in earnest to the return of Kieren Fallon, the six-times champion jockey is considering the options for his eagerly-awaited comeback ride. Fallon's well-publicised problems...
RAW PASSION; Get You and Your Man Kitted out for Autumn with the H the Latest Collection from Streetwear Specialists G-Star Star
AWARD-WINNING independent fashion retailer Xile Clothing open the doors of their fourth Scottish G-Star store in Braehead Shopping Centre tomorrow. And we're offering two lucky readers the chance to win pounds 500 worth of vouchers to spend on the...
Satellite Pick of the Day
America's Next Top Model Living, 6.00pm EXPECT close encounters of the third kind tonight, as the wannabe catwalk queens pose as aliens for a shoot in the second programme of the hit reality series. Over the next 13 weeks we will see the 14 contestants...
Sex Talk with Alex
Byline: Alex Hooper-Hodson Q My new boyfriend only comes to see me at weekends. He's a great kisser - but that's as far as we've got. I feel like I'm 13 all over again instead of 30. I don't know how to make things progress. A It's OK to take...
Shock Laszlo Swoop; CSABA SWOOP
Byline: Craig Swan FRUSTRATED Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo last night emerged as a shock candidate for the manager's job at German outfit Hannover. He is on a list of contenders to take over at the AWD Arena after the resignation of coach Dieter...
Soccer Shorts; CROCK CHRIS TO MISS OUT
CHRIS IWELUMO will miss Scotland's World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Holland at Hampden next month. The Wolves striker broke a bone in his foot during a pre-season match against Perth Glory in Australia on July 10 and will not have recovered...
Sorry Celts. We're Already Dreaming of Winning It; Champions League Countdown
Byline: Chris Roberts; Keith Jackson ABOU DIABY last night dismissed Celtic's Champions League hopes and revealed cocky Arsenal are already talking about winning Europe's greatest prize. The Gunners may be overwhelming favourites to reach the...
SPEAKING IN TONGUES; New Dictionary Offers You the Words That Should but Don't Exist
Byline: Craig McQueen WITH one million words in the English language, you'd imagine there would be a way to describe just about anything. But the world we live in throws up new things to catalogue, quantify and quiz every single day, and it seems...
Stars
Byline: David Wells Aries Mar 21-Apr 20 HOW can you be sure you're making the right move? If it feels right for you, Aries, it has to be the right thing to do, even if there are those who will try to change your mind. Suddenly blocks need removing,...
Still Close to My Heart; Valerie's Crusade for Husband Snatched Away by Silent Killer
Byline: LAURA COVENTRY VALERIE MacLeod's husband Jim was the fittest person she had ever met. The sporty 6ft policeman played rugby every week and barely had a day's illness in his 44 years. When he collapsed and died minutes after a game, the...
Stress-Busting Pick-Me-Uppa Beats a Cuppa Any Day
Byline: SAMANTHA BOOTH TAKING time out for a spa day with your pals beats meeting up for a quick coffee any day of the week. Especially when you make a day of it at Soul Therapies in Glasgow's Millennium Hotel. Right in the heart of the city...
Terror on the Streets of Shieldinch for Jennifer; BRIAN McIVER'S PICK OF THE DAY
Byline: BRIAN McIVER River City BBC One 8.00pm JENNIFER (Lorna Craig) puts herself in danger when she unwittingly finds herself in the path of the sex attacker who has been lurking around Shieldinch in recent weeks. Elsewhere, Joe hears a...
Top Chick Flicks; Girls'nightin: Get Your Mates Round for an Evening of Film, Music or Just Fun
DVD OF THE WEEK Race To Witch Mountain, pounds 15.99 PG Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino JACK (Johnson) - a onetime wheelman for the Mob - now drives a cab around Las Vegas. During a daytime patrol, he...
Wedding Vow Is to Get Fitter
BRIDE-to-be Fiona McQuade is shaping up for her wedding on September 27 at the Garfield Hotel in Stepps, near Glasgow. She wants to look her best at her wedding to Paul McGinness and for their honeymoon in Rhodes, so she has signed up for a boot...
Wenger Vows to Carry out an Attack
CELTIC have been warned Arsenal will not be easing up at the Emirates tonight as Arsene Wenger intends to stick with the attacking formation which has served him so well. The Gunners boss insists his forward-thinking has worked so far this season,...
WINa Makeover with Our Very Own Julie
We're giving one lucky reader a fabulous makeover experience. The lucky lady will be styled by our very own leading stylist, Julie Hannah at her Daily Record Fashion Fix workshops, exclusive to St Enoch Centre in Glasgow. Julie will help find...
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WRONG Decision to Release Megrahi WRONG Thinking Behind His Judgment WRONG Consequences for Scotland Say Labour; MACASKILL GRILLED ON LOCKERBIE
Byline: Dave King KENNY MacASKILL was wrong three times over when he freed the Lockerbie bomber, Labour leader Iain Gray told MSPs yesterday. The embattled justice secretary stood by his decision to release the worst mass murderer in Scotland's...