The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from October 3, 2004

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Absolutely Fabulous, Joanna . . . REVIEW
Byline: KATHRYN HUGHES No Room For Secrets by Joanna Lumley Michael Joseph [pounds sterling]17.99 .[pounds sterling]14.39 **** Whether she likes it or not, Joanna Lumley is a national treasure. She always exudes a kind of niceness; not the sappy...
A Degree of Good Sense from the Oxbridge Dons
CONGRATULATIONS to Oxford and Cambridge for resisting Government pressure to discriminate against independent school pupils. Both universities already make great efforts to encourage state school students. But they are - rightly - not prepared to...
A DROP IN THE OCEAN; IT'S YOUR FUNERAL Celebrity Chef Ed Baines Wants to Be Toasted by School Friends on the Dorset Coast before a Burial at Sea
Byline: DANAE BROOK Celebrity chef Ed Baines wants to be toasted by school friends on the Dorset coast before a burial at sea My father died of leukaemia when I was just eight years old. His death had a huge impact on me, and of course my mother,...
A Light in the Dark; REVIEW
Byline: DAVID MELLOR Malcolm Arnold Celebratory Concert London Philharmonic, conducted by Vernon Handley Royal Festival Hall, London**** Philip Glass Cello Concerto and Concerto For Two Percussionists Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Julian...
Ambush! Our Reporter Joins an Army Land Rover Patrol in Basra and Watches in Awe as Private 'Slingshot' Slinger, Singing That's the Way I like It, Fights off a Missile Attack by Terrorists
Byline: BARBARA JONES THE boys from 1 Cheshire Battle Group were putting a brave face on it. They were going out on patrol in southern Iraq along a route they hoped they'd never have to see again - and I was allowed to go with them. It was...
Amec on Bid Alert as Shares Hit a High
Byline: SIMON WATKINS ENGINEERING and construction group Amec is on full bid alert this weekend with speculators tipping the group to receive an offer of more than 400p a share from its American partner Fluor. Rumours have been circulating for...
A New Town Loses the Old Stigma; Commuting - Harlow Property on Sunday
Byline: MARK ANSTEAD HARLOW During the Second World War Harlow was a small community with a population of 4,500. Then, after peace was declared and servicemen came back to bomb-ravaged London, the Essex village was chosen as a place to build a new...
Any Other Revolting Business? GADFLY
MAYBE it's an effect of global warming, but April Fool's Day has arrived about half a year early. To be fair, Gadfly was very nearly taken in by a communique about National Meetings Week, which supposedly kicks off tomorrow with the hilarious aim...
A Perfect Modus of Transport; SPACIOUS, REFINED AND PACKED WITH CHARACTER . . . RENAULT'S CHEEKY SUPER-MINI SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR SMALL CARS
Byline: RUSSELL BRAY Most small cars make reasonable transport and are better than walking in the rain or being crammed on to a dirty bus or train. Usually they achieve a fair to mediocre standard, but the new Renault Modus, just going on sale,...
A Rogue and His Women; REVIEW
Byline: PHILIP HENSHER Gwen And Augustus John Tate Britain, London, until January 9 **** Augustus and Gwen John were brother and sister, but as painters they were about as remote from each other as can be imagined. He lived a noisy, bohemian...
A Timeless Opulence for the Millionaires' Retreat; How One Woman Stamped a Rich Style on One of London's Classiest New Developments FIONA FULLERTON'S DESIGN SOLUTIONS PROPERTY ON SUNDAY
Byline: FIONA FULLERTON Being handed a brief to create luxury and comfort with absolutely no expense spared has to be a dream assignment for an interior designer. Four have been chosen to design the show apartments at the exclusive millionaire...
Baby Sling? All That Says Is 'Eunuch on Board-'
Byline: TOBY YOUNG It's a funny business being a dad. It reminds me a little of Carry On Abroad. Just as Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams and the gang discovered that the five-star hotel they booked on the Costa del Sol wasn't a bit...
Barclaycard Uncovered; Don't Tell Anyone - the Insurance That Secret Agent Rowan Atkinson Advertised Has Been Quietly Axed
Byline: JO THORNHILL Barclaycard has quietly dropped its purchase protection insurance, a benefit it trumpeted in TV adverts featuring Rowan Atkinson as an accident-prone special agent. The insurance, available to nine million customers until...
BE Bosses Lay Down the Law to Investors; 'IF YOU WRECK OUR AGREEMENT, WE WILL TAKE YOU TO COURT'
Byline: PATRICK TOOHER;ANDREW LEACH NEARLY a quarter of a million shareholders in British Energy could be sued if they oppose the stricken nuclear generator's controversial bailout by the taxpayer. Bondholders are threatening to take legal action...
Blair's Heart: Were We Told Truth?
Byline: GLEN OWEN;RACHEL ELLIS;ANDREW BUCKWELL DOWNING STREET was last night embroiled in sensational claims that Tony Blair risked his life by trying to hush up the true scale of his heart problems. An eminent cardiologist has told The Mail...
BODIES IN THE SEA, MADCAP DRIVERS AND NAKED MEN FROLICKING IN STINKING MUD... WHO SAYS ROMANIA IS BORING; Jonathan Maitland Explores a Chaotic, Beguiling Country Trying to Shake off Its Communist Past, REVIEW
Byline: JONATHAN MAITLAND EXPECT the unexpected. That's what my mother used to say. I never quite worked out what she meant, but that was before I went to Romania. In less than a week there, I came across two dead bodies on the beach, several...
Boumsong Is Ideal Test of Boyd's Character
Byline: JIM BLACK KRIS BOYD faces an acid test of his credentials against Rangers today after serving notice of his intent to become Scottish football's brightest young star. Boyd's remarkable feat in scoring five goals against Dundee United...
Bra Wars. the Sequel; Rod's Penny Humbled as Ex-Wife Rachel Gives Lingerie Sales a Lift
Byline: JOHN BYNORTH IT WAS a decision that sparked a very public row, so bitter it came to be dubbed Bra Wars. When lingerie maker Ultimo recruited Rod Stewart's ex-wife Rachel Hunter as its new face and body, replacing his girlfriend Penny...
Brown: Now the Race Is on; Chancellor Prepares to Fight Blair for Labour Crown as Newpoll Shows Far More Britons Would Vote for Him
Byline: SIMON WALTERS;DAN ATKINSON GORDON Brown was preparing to fight Tony Blair for the Labour leadership last night after a new poll showed the Prime Minister's public support had collapsed in the wake of the Iraq war and growing speculation...
Calder: I'm Backing These Scots to Make the Lions Roar Again
Byline: JEFF CONNOR DURING the tour to Australia in 2001, Scots players were hardly the backbone of the British Lions squad. A mere four were deemed worthy of inclusion by then head coach Graham Henry. However, with new Lions boss Clive Woodward...
Campbell Is in the Soup with Lennie
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY Cardiff 0 Leeds United 0 ANDY CAMPBELL was handed the chance yesterday to prove a point to Cardiff manager Lennie Lawrence - and blew it. Referee Paul Crossley pointed to the spot after Leeds' Stephen Crainey brought down...
CAPTAIN RIO; Eriksson Risks Row by Lining Up Ferdinand as England's Next Skipper
Byline: PETER FITTON SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON risks embarrassing the Football Association by admitting that he would like to make Rio Ferdinand captain of England. The Manchester United defender's return from the disgrace of an eight-month ban for...
Cashing in When You Help Out
Byline: KATIE TAYLOR TAKING lecture notes isn't the most popular pastime for students, but doing it for your colleagues can be lucrative. A number of universities employ students to offer a note-taking service for students with disabilities....
Dame Bridget PhD Falls Victim to the Barmy Passport Test; Renowned Professor Can't Persuade Home Office She Speaks English
Byline: GLEN OWEN SHE has reached the pinnacle of the academic world, held some of Britain's grandest public offices and been honoured by the Queen. But, absurdly, Dame Bridget Ogilvie can't get a British passport - because the Home Office is...
Death Crash Driver Smoked Cannabis; Lawyer Will Plead for Leniency over School Trip That Ended in Horror
Byline: TIM FINAN A COACH driver whose packed vehicle crashed in France, killing a teenage girl, tested positive for cannabis shortly after the tragedy. At a court hearing in Dijon next month, a prosecutor will claim the 'significant' levels...
DON'T FORGET...HE'S COMING AFTER ME; Brother of Woman Shot in Cold Blood by Millionaire Husband Tells of Her Chilling Warning Just Ten Days before Tragedy
Byline: LAURA COLLINS IT was a plea made with the despair and exhaustion of someone who had no faith left. After all, Julia Pemberton had asked for help before. She had notified the police and kept a diary of the abuse, threats and intimidation...
EASTENDER ELEGANCE IN THIS INNER CITY'S OASIS; with City Types Settling in, Clapton Is Now Seeing a Revival in Its Fortunes PROPERTY IN SUNDAY
Byline: JANE HUGHES Walk along the old flagstone lanes that crisscross the leafy gardens of St John's Church in Clapton and it's easy to forget you're in the middle of Hackney. To one side is the medieval church tower of St Augustine, to another...
Europe's Winners Turn Heat on Els
Byline: PETER HIGGS THE Oakland Hills factor took effect in the American Express World Championship at Mount Juliet yesterday as Europe's Ryder Cup-winning players launched a concerted charge to deny Ernie Els the [pounds sterling]665,000 first...
Fantasy Stuff in the Henry Masterclass
Byline: PATRICK COLLINS Arsenal 4 Charlton 0 ARSENAL raised themselves far beyond the rest of the Premiership with a stunning display of all their formidable virtues at Highbury. The finest team in England remain unbeaten, and seemingly unbeatable....
'Fed Up with Being Fed Up, I Left a Six-Figure Salary'
Byline: MIMI SPENCER We all crave the perfect work-life balance, but perhaps we're looking for contentment in the wrong place. Mimi Spencer decided to stop whingeing and take action We're a miserable lot, you and I. Fifty-six per cent of British...
Fiction That Betrays the Awful Facts; BOOK OF THE WEEK, REVIEW
Byline: CRAIG BROWN The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Jonathan Cape [pounds sterling]16.99 .[pounds sterling]13.59 (0870 165 0870)*** Like many of the most serious writers, Philip Roth is exceptionally playful. Part of his playfulness...
Firstclass Return to Durham; TRAVELMAIL: Britain, REVIEW
Byline: HUNTER DAVIES I FIRST went up to Durham 50 years ago when the world was young and sex had not yet been invented. I use the phrase 'went up' but it was more of a sideways move, coming across from Carlisle. But it felt like going up in every...
FIRST STEP ON THE LADDER; Our Essential Guide for First-Time Buyers PROPERTY ON SUNDAY
Byline: CHERYL MARKOSKY For the past decade, London's Docklands has been a prime place for first-timers looking for a starter flat. But now that it is one of the capital's trendier spots, can they still manage to get a foot on the ladder? ...
Fit for the Scrapheap; REVIEW
Byline: GEORGINA BROWN The Solid Gold Cadillac Garrick Theatre, London 2hrs 15mins (including interval)* Cloaca Old Vic, London 2hrs 15mins (including interval)* Buried Child Lyttelton, National Theatre, London 2hrs 20mins (including interval)****...
Florence without the Frenzy; REVIEW, NO FRILLS CITY GUIDES FLORENCE
Byline: FRANK BARRETT THERE is a genuine medical condition-known as Stendhal Syndrome, named after the French novelist who famously suffered a nervous collapse on a visit to Florence in 1817. At Santa Croce church, when Stendhal saw Giotto's...
Football-Mad Brothers Find a New Goal - Saving Their Cash; SAVING FOR CHILDREN - PULLOUT SPECIAL
Byline: NEIL SIMPSON A PASSION for football has fuelled an interest in savings for Neil and Alison Crowe's two young sons. The couple found it difficult to interest the boys, aged eight and ten, in savings until Alison discovered football-linked...
For All Lady Muks; New York Calling
Byline: ALICE SYKES With the onset of autumn, it's definitely time to start thinking about winter footwear for those miserable, icy days trudging to and from work. High heels and pointy flats are just not practical for the cruel New York winter....
Forget Money, the Only Reward That Interests Watson Is the Chance of Continental Competition
Byline: JAMES MELVILLE AS ANDY WATSON scribbled down the names of the Rangers penalty-takers on Thursday night, there were those inside an Ibrox gripped by tension who were desperately hoping the assistant manager had got his sums right. The...
From the Heart
Byline: MAUREEN PATON Crime writer LYNDA LAPLANTE, 58, creator of TV's Prime Suspect, lives in London and the Hamptons, in the US, with her adopted son, Lorcan I think the breakdown of the family is the root cause of society's problems. Luckily...
FTSE Set for a Sprint Finish in Final Quarter; TAKING STOCK
Byline: SIMON WATKINS THE stock market burst out of its trading range last week as the FTSE 100 leapt to its highest level since the summer of 2002. But market watchers were divided. Some hailed the rise as the start of a new bull market, while...
Gang Violence Is Back with a Vengeance; Also Showing, Review
Byline: JASON SOLOMONS Gang violence is Two films this week deal with vengeance. By far the best is Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes (18) ****, in which Paddy Considine, that frighteningly charismatic British actor, sets out to avenge the gang of...
GLORY BOY; England's Rugby World Cup Hero Jonny Wilkinson on the Pressures That Come with Fame, His Slow Recovery from Injury and Daily Grooming Routine
Byline: EUGENE COSTELLO It's been a tough year for England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson. He's only now getting back to full fitness after an eightmonth break following an injury to his neck and shoulder that required an operation in February. At...
Graduates Learning to Think Small; AN MBA ONCE MEANT A LIFE WORKING IN BIG BUSINESS, BUT TIMES ARE CHANGING .
Byline: KATIE TAYLOR Small businesses are not the most obvious destination for MBA graduates, but a growing number of firms are recognising the value of the business qualification and reaping the rewards. More than 5,000 MBAs graduate from British...
Growth at 5%.but on Which Planet?
Byline: DAN ATKINSON One thing, as Oscar Wilde said, is worse than being talked about - and that's not being talked about. Ministers and central bankers pouring into Washington for this weekend's economic summit know exactly what he meant. ...
Hareide out to Kill Our World Cup Hopes at Hampden
Byline: EWING GRAHAME NORWAY coach Age Hareide has heaped further pressure on opposite number Berti Vogts by insisting that an away win at Hampden on Saturday will spell the end of Scotland's World Cup dream. Norway have not had the greatest...
Harry Potter and a Wizard Commute; Sarah Beeny's Wreck of the Week It's Delightful.And, What'smore, It'swell-Placed for a 35-Minute Train Ride to London PROPERTY ON SUNDAY
Byline: SARAH BEENY As presenter of Channel 4's Property Ladder, Sarah Beeny has sound advice for the fledgling property developer. Every week in Property on Sunday she spotlights the potential of places needing a revamp. This week, she checks...
Hartson Pleads for an End to Contract Stand-Off
Byline: FRASER MACKIE JOHN HARTSON last night demanded a conclusion to his Parkhead contract split because he fears it is about to inflict serious damage on his Celtic performances. The powerful striker has yet to be offered a fresh deal by the...
Have the Pension-Meddlers No Shame?
Byline: LISA BUCKINGHAM Gordon Brown may be feeling slightly queasy this weekend after the declaration by his boss that he intends to 'go on and on' despite the odd palpitation. But Brown should be feeling sick to the very pit of his stomach...
Head Is at the Heart of Blair's Problems
Byline: GEORGE GALLOWAY IT'S not Tony Blair's heart I'm worried about - it's his head. I honestly believe he may be drifting towards madness. And I'm not the only one. Anatole Kaletsky in The Times and Polly Toynbee in The Guardian have both...
Hearts Braced for a Battle to Retain Levein; It's Price of Success, Says McKenna
Byline: JAMES MELVILLE KEVIN McKENNA celebrated long into Thursday night with his Hearts team-mates after their UEFA Cup triumph over Braga, the club revelling in the greatest achievement of manager Craig Levein's reign to date. However, the...
His Time's Up, but the Lesson of Hartlepool Is Lost on Blair; THE MAN MANDY COULDN'T SILENCE
Byline: HARRY BLACKWOOD DESPITE his latest health problems, Tony Blair seems determined to lead his party into the next Election and continue long after that. If that's his sincere intention, he's either arrogant, stupid or stubborn u perhaps...
Hope for British Grand Prix as Bernie Cuts His Price; FORMULA ONE
Byline: MALCOLM FOLLEY BERNIE ECCLESTONE is prepared to save the British Grand Prix next summer if the owners of Silverstone offer him another [pounds sterling]1.5million - half the shortfall that has threatened the race. But Ecclestone's 11th-hour...
HOW CHINESE HERBS HELPED ME TO CONCEIVE; Babyboon
Byline: JOSEPHINE FAIRLEY After several years of failed fertility treatment, Gayle Hall was told that she would never get pregnant. So, as a last resort, she turned to traditional Chinese medicine There can be few more devastating blows to the...
How Metrosexual Are You?
Are you more likely to have a makeover or a hangover? Is the only waxing you care about the one on your van? Take our quiz and discover what type of man you are... Can you leave the house without putting product in your hair? A: No way!...
How to Cheat at Cooking
Byline: DELIA SMITH THAI MONKFISH LIME AND COCONUT STIR-FRY This one is, I confess, not a blatant cheat, but then it doesn't need to be because so speedy is it you will hardly notice that it's all pretty real. Except that originally the sauce...
HOW TO CUT IT AS A METROSEXUAL GUY; This Special Issue of Night & Day Is Devoted to Men's Style, Fashion and the Changing Image of the Modern Man. Here, Style Guru Stephen Bayley Examines the Metrosexual Revolution - and Wonders If He's Revolting Too
Even today, it is a brave man who will stride into his favourite store, lean over the counter, eyeball the assistant and airily confide, 'I badly need to exfoliate and normalise my cell turnover.' Many men survive with blocked pores, persist with compromised...
How to Put Heat under Your Feet; Home Improvements
Byline: LOWRI TURNER You can banish the radiators with underfloor heating - but is this a DIY project that is just too hot to handle? No minimalist warehouse conversion or double-height designer loft-living space would be without it. Underfloor...
'I'd Have Gnawed off My Leg to Have Had Today's Styles in the Eighties. High Street Stores Used to Have So Many Synthetic Fashions That Just Walking Past the Doorway Could Give You a Static Shock, Says Morgan Rees. Now, Affordable Designs Are in the Shops as Soon as the Models Leave the Catwalk
Byline: MORGAN REES There are some perfectly good reasons to hate young men today. For example, their insistence on merging three distinct syllables into two ('isn't it' is not pronounced 'innit', OK?), and the way they gather in packs, on bikes,...
I'm Just the Cheerleader Now, Admits the High-Flyer Ousted for Coe
Byline: BILL DAY BARBARA CASSANI, the American businesswoman who was ousted from her [pounds sterling]150,000a-year leadership of the London 2012 Olympic Games bid, admits that her role under new chairman Lord Coe has been scaled down to unpaid...
I'm Sorry, They Just Haven't Got a Clousea; Review
Byline: MATTHEW BOND The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers Director: Stephen Hopkins Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Charlize Theron, Miriam Margolyes Certificate: 15 Running time: 2hrs 6mins ** De-Lovely Director: Irwin Winkler Starring:...
In a Taxi With.JASON DONOVAN
Byline: MAUREEN PATON The actor who went from Neighbours to the West End (via wild partying and drug-taking) tells how he has cleaned up Hunky Notting Hillbilly Jason Donovan has lived in a pretty little West London mews for 12 years but still has...
In Her Final Column, Nikki Signs off with a Recap of the Love Lessons She Has Learnt-; LET'S GET INTIMATE
Byline: NIKKI GEMMELL That a life driven by love is preferable to a life driven by greed or ambition. . That with sex, honesty is the most shocking thing. . That it's amazing how much support you get when you tell the truth. . That desire...
Interiors
Byline: CLARE NOLAN SO YOU WANT TO COMMISSION A HANDCRAFTED PIECE- What happens next . Collect cuttings from magazines and samples of favourite colours and textures. Take pictures of the place where you want to put the piece so you can provide...
In the Picture ANTHONY NOLAN TRUST SPECIAL
Britain's top models, television stars and sportsmen turned out last week for Fashion With Balls - and raised more than [pounds sterling]150,000 for The Anthony Nolan Trust. The exclusive event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane was...
Irish Tycoon Poised to Win Wentworth
Byline: MARK HOLLINGSWORTH;PATRICK TOOHER SELF-made Irish multimillionaire Sean Quinn is set to win the battle for control of Wentworth Golf Club with a [pounds sterling]122 million bid. Property group Chelsfield, which owns 60 per cent of the...
Is It Safe to Go Back into With-Profits Bonds? Falling Shares and Misleading Marketing Made Them Look as Risky as Shark-Infested Seas, but Now They"re Back with a New Look
Byline: RICHARD DYSON Where do you go if you have a lump sum to invest? Until the stock market collapse, cautious investors were generally advised: put it in a with-profits bond. But thanks to the misleading ways bonds were sold, they have fallen...
It's Never Too Soon to Go Job Hunting; UNIVERSITY IS A GREAT PLACE TO MAKE CONTACTS THAT COULD LAUNCH YOUR CAREER the First in a Two-Part Report on Networking
Byline: DAN FIELDER You have just started university and you're busy finding your feet in a new world - living away from home for the first time, meeting lots of new people and coping with lectures. But student days won't last for ever and it's...
I've Learnt to Live with a Time Bomb
Writer Sacha Bonsor has survived two brain haemorrhages. A third might prove fatal, but so might the surgery she needs to be cured. Here she describes the ultimate dilemma Last week I met someone for lunch who I had not met before. As a freelance...
I've Retired to London from Eastbourne; Why the Latest Trend Is to Up Sticks and Head for the Action and Culture of the Capital PROPERTY ON SUNDAY
Byline: JANE HUGHES Conventional wisdom has it that as older people grow weary of the fast pace of urban life, they dream of retiring to the country or the seaside. But today, a growing number of retirees are moving closer to where the action is....
I Watched in Horror as My Natalie Fell to Her Death from an Ambulance. She'd Be Alive Today If It Wasn't for Alcopops
Byline: JO KNOWSLEY A DISTRAUGHT mother who saw her drunk daughter plunge to her death from the back of an ambulance spoke for the first time yesterday about her dreadful sense of guilt - and launched a scathing attack on the makers of alcopops....
I Will Forever Have to Fight for Fitness but It's a Battle I'm Determined to Win
Byline: FRASER MACKIE JOHN HARTSON has heard it all before - many times. Listening to other people commenting on his standard of fitness has been something of an irritable soundtrack to his career ever since he first pulled a striker's top over...
I Will Not Allow Them to Take Our Scotland Saturdays, Says Vogts; Coach to Challenge G14 on Fixture Changes
Byline: FRASER MACKIE BERTI VOGTS is at the frontline of a battle to save Scotland's special Saturday international fixtures from the clutches of the powerful European club sect, G14. The richest clubs in Europe want to interfere with the international...
Johnson Is Supreme, but Jonny's Struggling
Byline: BILL DAY Newcastle 15 Leicester 44 TEENAGE wonder boy Ross Broadfoot upstaged his illustrious counterpart Jonny Wilkinson yesterday to put Leicester top of the Zurich Premiership in their pursuit of a first trophy in three seasons. ...
Just Go Tony and Stop Breaking Our Hearts
Byline: SUZANNE MOORE I HAD a little heart flutter myself this week. It was during Gordon Brown's speech. I found myself weeping and had to text a more politically sophisticated friend to ask if this was a sign I needed HRT, or possibly some more...
Keep on Smiling. You're One of the New - Trust Fund Babes; SAVING FOR CHILDREN - PULLOUT SPECIAL REPORT
Byline: NEIL SIMPSON SAVING for our children's future has never been more important. Spiralling school and university fees are forcing many parents to put more money aside. And soaring house prices mean that some parents are now helping buy their...
Lair House to Let;[pounds Sterling]16,000 a Month
Byline: DOMINIC TURNBULL;DAVE NEWMAN THE Blairs have already put their new London home up for rent - at a cost of nearly [pounds sterling]16,000 a month. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Prime Minister has wasted no time in seeking tenants...
Leave Home for a Boom in Business
Byline: NIC PATON A knock at the door on a lazy Saturday afternoon signalled a turning point for computer troubleshooter Iain McLeod. 'It was a customer wanting floppy disks,' he says. 'That's when I knew I had to move into commercial premises.'...
L'Oreal in [Pounds Sterling]20m Fight over Nazi House Grab; DESIGNER ACCUSES COSMETICS GIANT OVER PROPERTY SEIZED FROM HER FAMILY 67 YEARS AGO
Byline: JACK GEE A PARIS stage designer is suing French cosmetics giant L'Oreal for [pounds sterling]20 million over her Jewish family's home stolen in Nazi Germany in the Thirties. Most of Monica Waitzfelder's family were killed by the Nazis...
Married Life
Byline: LIZ JONES After Hubby got back from Ibiza, all tanned and bendy after the three-hours-a-day yoga, we decided to head to the Big Apple for a mini-break. During the flight, I was telling Hubby a story about my first trip to New York - I...
McLeish Thrown Lifeline but Rangers Boss Is Still Not out of Hot Water Yet
Byline: PAT NEVIN YOU don't have to be Prime Minister to suffer the consequences of intense pressure. Alex McLeish's traumatic start to the season reached an extraordinary peak on Thursday night as Gregory Vignal prepared to take that [pounds sterling]5million...
Meet the Real Neighbours from Hell: The Osbournes Are Heading to Scotland; Ancient Monument Has a Sordid Past (That's the House We're Talking about, Not Ozzy)
Byline: PATRICIA KANE;JOHN NAIRN HE made his name as the depraved monster of rock, biting off the heads of bats. Then he won millions of hearts with a reality TV show about his dysfunctional family. Now Ozzy Osbourne, who still likes to be...
Men Only; the Best Grooming Essentials to Fill Your Bathroom Cabinet - Go on, Treat Yourself-
FRAGRANCES 1 Paul Smith London [pounds sterling]29 2 Michael for Men, by Michael Kors [pounds sterling]35 3 Aramis Life [pounds sterling]29 4 Beyond Paradise, by Estee Lauder [pounds sterling]28 5 Hugo Boss [pounds sterling]29 6 Clinique Happy [pounds...
Mike's Royal Show; England Star Tindall Grabs Centre Stage with Two-Try Demolition
Byline: SIMON MILLS Bath 29 Gloucester 14 MIKE TINDALL'S relationship with Zara Phillips means he has featured in the gossip columns more than the sports pages recently. But the World Cup-winner made an imperious return to form with two tries...
Modern Man and the Lost Art of Seduction
Byline: CAROLE CAPLIN Grooming is all about attracting the opposite sex - so I decided to use my column in this special issue to talk about sex, attraction and relationships. I think that men today are trying harder, but they're still not getting...
Moira's Roots; How the TV Reporter Wept over the Slave Names of Her Ancestors as She Retraced an Epic Family Journey from the Sugar Plantations of the Caribbean to the Heart of British Life in Just Five Generations
Byline: SARAH DUGUID AS SHE turned the yellowed pages of an old slave register on the Caribbean island of Antigua, the BBC newsreader Moira Stuart broke down and wept. The dusty volume contained thousands of entries in immaculate copperplate...
MOORE MISERY; Hernia Puts Star out for Up to Two Months, Harming Chance of a Move
Byline: FRASER MACKIE CRAIG MOORE suffered another devastating blow in his nightmare year last night when it emerged that hernia trouble could rule him out for anything up to two months. The deposed Rangers skipper has been hampered by a groin...
More Misery for Evans as [Pounds Sterling]1m Book Deal Is Axed
Byline: KATIE NICHOLL JUST when Chris Evans thought things probably couldn't get any worse - I can reveal that they have. The multimillionaire media tycoon, who is battling to save his marriage of three years to 22-year-old actress and former...
Morning Glory; Steve Jones Has Enthralled T4 Viewers with His Good Looks and Rapid-Fire Wit, and Counts Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry among His Admirers. but Will This Welsh Wonder Charm Molly Watson?
Byline: MOLLY WATSON The Welsh Sex Symbol. Not a category normally bursting with entrants, I'll grant you. Indeed, the ones there are stand out chiefly because of the lack of any real competition. First, there was Richard Burton, then Tom Jones....
Motherwell Youngsters Will Soon Be Top Targets
Byline: JAMES MELVILLE MOTHERWELL boss Terry Butcher is expecting a flood of transfer-window offers into Fir Park after his young side's storming start to the season. Butcher's squad go north today to meet Inverness Caley Thistle, whom they have...
Murtagh in High Spirits on Ouija
Byline: JONATHAN POWELL CORRESPONDENT A YEAR that began in a fog of uncertainty can reach a glorious climax for Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh in France this afternoon. He knows that winning today's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Ouija Board is a...
My Husband Left His Car in the Kitchen; Why I Live Where I Live PROPERTY ON SUNDAY
Byline: JENNY KNIGHT Pippa Funnell, 35, rode off with an individual bronze and team silver at the Olympics, having become eventing's first Grand Slam winner in 2003 with victories at Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky. Her husband is showjumper William...
My Precious Daughter Was Gone. I Ran to the Seafront, Just to Walk Again the Paths We'd Walked Together. Review,A Poignant Tribute by the Father of Murdered Backpacker Caroline Stuttle
Byline: ALAN STUTTLE Caroline Stuttle was mugged and thrown to her death from a bridge in Bundaberg, Australia, while travelling during her gap year. She was just 19. Drug addict Ian Previte, 32, is now on trial for her killing, which he denies....
Mystery of Briton in Bigley Raid No 3
Byline: ISABEL CONWAY THE brother of British hostage Ken Bigley was last night raided by antiterrorist police for the third time in three days. I was with Paul Bigley as he prepared to make a live television appeal for Ken when a British police...
NHS Cancer Patient Told: Give Us [Pounds Sterling]3,250 or the Surgery Is off; Surgeon Says: 'Hospital Can Afford My Labour but Not the Materials'
Byline: ALISTAIR SELF;RACHEL ELLIS NHS bosses were accused last night of introducing privatisation by the back door after a cancer sufferer was asked to help pay for lifesaving surgery. Horrified David Baugh was told he would have to find [pounds...
Nigella: I'm Sexier Than Marilyn; My Breasts Are Bigger, My Heels Are Higher. . . and I Can Cook as Well
Byline: AMANDA PERTHEN VOLUPTUOUS Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson has built her career as much on her sultry, breathless sensuality as on her culinary expertise. But the cookery guru has become so overwhelmed by her own publicity that she now...
Nigella's PLEASURES OF THE FLESH
Byline: JANE GORDON Nigella Lawson has the look of a woman fulfilled. She is at last, she says, learning to really appreciate her assets There is something about Nigella Lawson that suggests that she is having the time of her life. It could be...
Now the Boss Wants to Be a Flexible Friend
Byline: ANDREW MOODY Bosses are dropping their opposition to flexible working. Many resisted the changes under legislation that gave parents of young children the right to request flexible hours. But a new survey by the Chartered Institute...
Now TV Turns Its Back on the Tour Nobody Wants; Another Blow to England's Controversial Zimbabwe Trip
Byline: PETER HAYTER BRITISH television companies have turned their backs on England's controversial tour to Zimbabwe. The series of five one-day internationals will go down in infamy as the tour no-one in this country wanted to go ahead or play...
O'Leary Is Treated to Two Sides of Mellberg
Byline: MARK RYAN Blackburn 2 A Villa 2 ASTON VILLA manager David O'Leary was treated to the best and worst of Sweden defender Olof Mellberg but at least they both came away from Ewood Park with something. Mellberg earned Villa a point with...
On a Wave of Glory; REVIEW
Byline: KEVIN MYERS The Command Of The Ocean by N.A.M.Rodger Allen Lane [pounds sterling]30 (0870 165 0870)***** Daniel T. Mackenzie is Britain's youngest-ever war hero. He was only a few months old when he earned, as a babe in arms below decks,...