The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 16, 2005

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Abbott Agony as Wasps Crash out; Champions Suffer Injury in Defeat in the Heineken Cup While Leicester's Chances Hang in the Balance
Byline: PAUL MORGAN Biarritz 18 Wasps 15 ENGLAND'S injury jinx struck again in Biarritz as European champions Wasps crashed out of the Heineken Cup. The Six Nations kicks off in three weeks, so England coach Andy Robinson will be distraught...
A Blank Canvas -So Use It Wisely! in the Garden
Byline: ALI WARD That bare garden at the back of your new house offers extra living space and design potential To open the door of your brand new house is a wonderful feeling - to see the kitchen you lovingly chose and to smell the new carpets...
A BOY/GIRL THING; the Home of Womenswear Designer Tracey Boyd, Left, Is a Striking Shrine to Two Contrasting Aesthetics, with 'Girlie' Flourishes Offset by Her Husband's Instinct for Simple Shapes and Plain Tones
Byline: LISA GRAINGER Walking down a narrow Chelsea street, past the windows of grand houses swathed in heavy curtains, it's not difficult to spot Tracey Boyd's cottage: for a start, the front door is painted in that same 1950s baby green that so...
Abramovich to Be Sued for Millions He Spent on Yachts and Luxury Living; Chelsea Owner 'Raided Company's Accounts to Pay for Beauty Treatments for His Wife'
Byline: JOHN SWEENEY;RICHARD BEHAR ROMAN ABRAMOVICH used one of his oil companies as a personal piggybank and cheated British taxpayers of millions of pounds, according to claims in documents prepared for a major court case in Switzerland against...
Abu Ghraib Torture Guard to Tell of Cover-Up
CHARLES GRANER, the American soldier who led rogue guards in torturing Iraqi captives at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, was preparing to tell his side of the story last night. Graner, 36, was expected to say he was following orders...
A Friendship Too Close for a First Minister
FIRST Minister Jack McConnell's holidays with broadcaster Kirsty Wark have so far raised more questions than answers. He has, until now, chosen to assert he has done nothing wrong and that the relationship between the two families is a lifelong...
Air Passengers Set for Huge Savings as Ticket Rules Are Axed; as Watchdog Accuses Airlines over 'Hidden' Fuel Charges, Some Travellers Get Good News
Byline: BEN SHEPPARD;CHRISTOPHER LEAKE TRAVELLERS could see hundreds of pounds knocked off the cost of many long-haul flights from this weekend after restrictive rules over where tickets can be bought were scrapped. For the first time in nearly...
ALL A - BED - AND BOARD; Simon Heptinstall Sits Back and Lets Someone Else Slave Away at the Cooking (and the Locks) on a Canal Boat 'Hotel', REVIEW
Byline: SIMON HEPTINSTALL AS I lay on my bed, having woken with a start, I could see ducks peering in through my window. Where on earth was I? This was clearly no ordinary hotel. I'd slept so well I'd forgotten for a moment that I was sampling...
... and Patricia Hewitt Dips into the Taxpayers' Pot for [Pounds Sterling]120,000 Worth of Plants
Byline: JASON LEWIS GREEN-fingered Cabinet Minister Patricia Hewitt has made her department bloom at the expense of taxpayers. The Trade Secretary, one of whose main interests is gardening, has spent more than [pounds sterling]120,000 on plants...
A NEW CONTENDER ON THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT; How Do You Introduce a Formula One Billion-Heiress into Polite Society? at the Jet-Setting Crillon Ball in Paris, of Course. Petra Ecclestone's Proud Mum Slavica Talks to Charlotte Methven about the Making of a Modern Debutante
Byline: CHARLOTTE METHVEN Two days before we are due to meet, Slavica Ecclestone, wife of Formula One boss Bernie, rings me. 'Darling, I have problem,' she says in her strong Croatian accent. I brace myself for a bout of diva-like behaviour. 'I...
A Passage to INDIA; on a Trip to India, Ella Windsor Joined Her Boyfriend's Family to Take Part in the Hindu Festival of Diwali, and Discovered That It Was All Light on the Night - Candles, Fireworks and Glittering Costumes
Byline: ELLA WINDSOR My first visit to India, with my parents, was an assault on the senses. Before the spectacular backdrop of fortresses, palaces, temples and shrines, the startling colours of Indian dyes were as pleasant a discovery as the rich...
Arabian Night with a Royal Admirer
Byline: ANNEKA RICE Anneka Rice takes her children to the United Arab Emirates - and has a desert audience with the ruler October half-term and Dubai was full - but that still left six emirates in the United Arab Emirates, seven hours away, and...
Are You Ready for the A-Day Revolution?
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK PENSIONS COUNTDOWN A PENSIONS revolution is on the way. Dubbed A-Day by the Inland Revenue, April 6, 2006, is when eight sets of tax rules for different kinds of pension are scrapped. Instead, a single set will cover work...
Ashton Gets It Wrong on His First Day
Byline: DANIEL KING ASTON VILLA 3 Ashton (9 og), Hendrie (27) Solano (76) NORWICH 0 IT TOOK Dean Ashton fewer than nine minutes to find the net for the first time in a Norwich shirt. Sadly for him and his new club, it was the wrong...
A TRAVEL AGENT INSIDE YOU PC; Fred Mawer Explains How You Can Get More Choice and Value by Booking Your Holiday Online
Byline: FRED MAWER Whoever doesn't use the internet to arrange their holiday may soon be in the minority. A report by the research company Mintel says nearly half of UK holidaymakers use the net to research holidays, with one in three making...
Attacks on Doctors and Nurses Soar by a Third; 318 Incidents a Day Blamed on Drink and Drugs
Byline: RACHEL ELLIS VIOLENT attacks against NHS staff are on the rise despite repeated Government promises to tackle the problem. Latest figures show there were 116,000 attacks on doctors and nurses in England alone - a massive 38 per cent rise...
Baby Brownies; as Waiting Lists Soar, Parents Book Places in Packs as Soon as Their Girls Are Born
Byline: GLEN OWEN COMPETITION to join the Brownies has become so intense that parents are registering their baby girls with popular packs as soon as they are born. The tactic - more usually employed to secure a place at a top school - has been...
BACK FROM THE DEAD; So Long a Club Mired in Failure, Something Is Stirring in Milan and Inter Are Now Coming
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER on the fall and rise of Internazionale, a club slowly regaining its status as a superpower IT'S a hard world these days, short of innocent fun and good cheer, so it has been quite useful these last fifteen years to laugh uproariously...
BBC Forks out [Pounds Sterling]60 Million of Licence Payers' Money on Taxis
Byline: DOMINIC TURNBULL THE BBC has spent an astonishing [pounds sterling]60million on taxi fares during the past five years. Figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal the corporation has spent nearly [pounds sterling]33,000 of licence payers'...
BEWARE THE LEG CAMOUFLAGE; Fashion for Life
Byline: MIMI SPENCER Word on the street is that patterned and coloured tights are the dog's doodahs at the moment. I only say this to keep you abreast of the goings-on out here in fashion-land. I don't for a moment expect you to stop wearing...
Big Game Hunters in Small Arms Battle; Two Former Friends Who Enjoyed Safaris in Africa Have Locked Horns in a Row over a Deal to Buy the Firm That Supplies Guns for Police Marksmen
Byline: SIMON FLUENDY They were once close friends who went big game hunting together in Africa. And they liked to do it in style. Entrepreneur Keith Halsey and investment banker John Moreland-Lynn dressed for dinner every night in the bush, quaffing...
Big Players to Rule in the Nurseries
Byline: LUCINDA KEMENY NURSERY schools are facing a major shake-up, with many big players aiming to swallow rivals so that they can take full advantage of the Chancellor's [pounds sterling]5 billion childcare giveaway. With four of the top six...
Birmingham Heed a Savage Lesson as Robbie Sits It Out
Byline: ROB DRAPER 3 CHARLTON El Karkouri (9), Bartlett (67), Murphy (75) 1 BIRMINGHAM Melchiot (55) PITY poor Birmingham if this is how they play without Robbie Savage. The rebellious midfielder is on his way to Blackburn, as everyone...
Bizspace Poised for Asset Boost
Byline: ANDREW LEACH OFFICE and industrial unit provider Bizspace is expected to announce a review of its properties this week that could significantly increase its asset values. The company, which was spun off from property group Safeland in...
BOOK OF THE WEEK; Life on a Plate
THE PERFECT EGG by Aldo Buzzi (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]9.99) As a child, the author of this scrumptious book associated grownup paunches with importance - that his own tummy was so nonexistent seemed to signify that he had 'no weight,...
Borders Will Be Axed as Civil War Gets Bloody
Byline: JEFF CONNOR THE Borders professional team will become the latest, and biggest, casualty of Scottish rugby's bloody civil war when it is disbanded at the end of this season. Sportsmail understands that a decision to axe the country's third...
Boyd Extends Scoring Form to Show Well How It's Done; Early Strike Sets Killie on Their Way
Byline: EWING GRAHAME KILMARNOCK 2 MOTHERWELL 0 KILMARNOCK striker Kris Boyd's white-hot form continued with a double to demoralise Motherwell for the second Saturday in a row. While the home side ran out comfortable winners, a great deal...
Bradford Keep a Rein on Lita to Defy Bristol
Byline: DAVID FOOT BRISTOL CITY 0 BRADFORD CITY 0 BRISTOL CITY player-manager Brian Tinnion substituted himself early in the second half as he frantically searched for new options - and the elusive goal that would have meant so much as...
Brave Baltacha Overcomes Odds in Aussie Assault
Byline: PETER HIGGS ELENA BALTACHA ensured that Britain will have an interest in the women's singles at the Australian Open by pulling off one of the most impressive victories of her career to win a place in the first round. The 21-year-old,...
Cabbage Drives Us Boiling Mad-; ...but Treat It with Respect and It Can Be a Winter Treat Food for Thought
Byline: TOM PARKER BOWLES It's not easy being cabbage. The victim of a million playground sneers, its sulphurous stink seems synonymous with the lino-clad, institutional corridors of our youth. Boiled furiously for hours, the end result was more...
Calderwood Is Happy to Hail Sutton's Star Quality
Byline: FRASER MACKIE JIMMY CALDERWOOD last night buried a history of ill-feeling with Chris Sutton by labelling the Celtic striker as the best footballer in the country. Sutton, who enraged Calderwood by accusing his Dunfermline team of 'lying...
Campbell Fears City Exodus of Star Names
Byline: DAVID BARNES GLASGOW coach Hugh Campbell last night warned SRU bigwigs that they must sort out the present crisis soon, or face an exodus of players from this season's strongest Scottish pro team. 'With the way the guys are playing at...
Canaries Fly in Face of Clarke; BLACK DOG
SOCCER-MAD Home Secretary Charles Clarke had better have his hands over his jug ears at the next home match of his beloved Norwich City. He always groans at the Canaries' fans favourite chant, 'We shoot burglars', in honour of jailed have-ago Norfolk...
Capital Gains a; from Towers to Niche Boutique schemes,London Has It All When It Comes to Choice
Byline: JANE HUGHES Buyers in London will have a huge variety of new homes to choose from this year - from landmark regeneration schemes to one-off conversions of offices and listed buildings. The dwindling supply of brownfield land combined...
Car Crash Danger for Tired Doctors; Exhausted Medics Twice as Likely to Have Accident Driving Home
Byline: VIC RODRICK DOCTORS' leaders have called for action after a study showed the dangers faced by medics driving home after a long shift. Research by Harvard Medical School found that junior doctors who had worked 24 consecutive hours or...
Cashing in on Dollar's Downfall
Byline: RICHARD DYSON Holidaymakers are not the only ones taking advantage of the cheap US dollar - small property investors and amateur currency speculators are also aiming to reap handsome profits. The dollar staged a wobbly recovery in the...
Cashing in, Struggling Artist Who Had a Brush with the Master
Byline: MARK AITKEN WHEN unknown Scots artist Joe McLaughlin was accused of plagiarising the work of millionaire painter Jack Vettriano, he faced financial and professional ruin. His painting, The Artist, showing a man touching the hair of a...
Clint's Baby Is a Real Belter; Films of the week,REVIEW
Byline: MATTHEW BOND Million Dollar Baby Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman Certificate: 12A Running time: 2hrs 17mins ***** Closer Director: Mike Nichols Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie...
Consumers Win Better Deal on Policies but Will Have to Pay Up
Byline: JO THORNHILL Tougher rules to protect consumers buying insurance took effect on Friday. But safety comes at a price - customers are likely to face higher bills as the Financial Services Authority takes over regulation of general insurance....
Cotterill Fights Back from Professional Pain and Private Grief
Byline: PETER FITTON PENCIL poised, tactical jottings at the ready, Steve Cotterill was ready to become a touchline figure as familiar as Alex or Arsene. He was the young manager who, deep in Guinness country, took Sligo into Europe. Later he...
Could You Be Our Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year? Win [Pounds Sterling]30,000 for Your Charity
YOU and Clarins have teamed up once again to launch the Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year Award 2005. For the fourth year running, we are looking to give recognition and financial help to exceptional British women who work to help sick or...
Crawford States His Case, but Hearts Have Last Word
Byline: JIM BLACK HEARTS 3 2 DUNDEE UTD PREDICTABLY, Stevie Crawford returned to the capital yesterday to be greeted by a chorus of disapproval from the Hearts fans. But, while the former Hibs striker was roundly jeered by the home support...
Crazy Movie Map Fails to Sell London; REVIEW
Byline: FRANK BARRETT WHEN film director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Catch 22, Working Girl, Postcards From The Edge) announced that he would shoot his new film, Closer, in London, the city's tourist chiefs naturally became excited. Tourist destinations...
Deadly Force. Why Our Police Must Always Have the Option of Guns; Armed Response Is Often Vital to Protect Public, Argues Top Officer
Byline: IAN GORDON A Scottish officer has been suspended after a man was shot by police marksmen. John Gemmill, who was wounded in the stomach, was later found to be 'armed' only with an umbrella. The incident has reopened the debate over...
Don't Call Me a Nanny-Stater. I Just Don't Want Our Streets to Be Littered with Drunks
Byline: FRANK DOBSON FOR years, the lives of many of my constituents have been made a misery at night by louts who ruin their right to the quiet enjoyment of their homes. Most of the trouble is caused by alcohol, which is behind eight out of...
Do the North East a Favour and Give Paris the Games
Byline: HARRY BLACKWOOD THE Queen apparently believes the dubious honour of hosting the 2012 Olympics will be won by Paris and not London. I don't know whether Her Majesty has heard stable whispers to justify her view, but I pray she's right....
DOUBLE DELIGHT; It's a Victorious Day for Hibs as Mowbray Gets Set to Extend His Stay and Star Beuzelin Signs a New Contract
Byline: FRASER MACKIE THE FEELGOOD factor at Easter Road increased last night with the news that Hibs have secured midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin on a new four-year-deal and discussions are at an advanced stage on handing boss Tony Mowbray an improved...
Dundee Can Live in Hope; McManus Makes an Immediate Impact as Densmen Secure a Crucial Win
Byline: IAN BROADLEY DUNDEE 3 1 INVERNESS DUNDEE'S longsuffering fans can at last feel genuine hope in their bid to preserve their SPL status. Not only were Caley Thistle dragged back into the thick of the relegation battle with this defeat...
D'Urso Takes Centre Stage as Pompey Finish Up with Nine Men Finish Up with Nine Men
Byline: ALEX MONTGOMERY PORTSMOUTH 0 BLACKBURN 1 Pedersen (55) THIS was the Premiership in the raw - an afternoon of spite and bile on the south coast. It ended satisfactorily for Mark Hughes and his Blackburn side but disastrously for...
Eve McGowan Gives an Insider's Preview of the Week's Best Property Programmes TV
Byline: EVE MCGOWAN LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION CHANNEL 4, TUESDAY, 8PM This week, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, above, and try to find a new home for the Spry family who want to start a new life in rural Lincolnshire. But there's a twist...
EXPOSED: MANDARIN ALLY OF ALCOHOL BOSSES; How the Civil Servant at Forefront of Shake-Up in Alcohol Laws Was Wined and Dined by the Drinks Industry. and Heaped Scorn on 'The Nanny-Staters'
Byline: SIMON WALTERS;JASON LEWIS LABOUR faced a damaging new sleaze row last night after close links were revealed between the alcohol industry and the Whitehall mandarin who pioneered 24-hour drinking laws. Tony Blair's shake-up of licensing...
Exposed: Secret Army of Police Gunmen
Byline: PATRICIA KANE THE number of armed police on Scotland's streets is at a record high. Guns are issued to police twice a day on average as officers respond to rising firearms crime and terrorism. The figures were revealed as a police...
Face It -- We Have to like Your Profile; How Developers Are Using Stereotypes to Target Groups of Ideal Buyers for Their Properties
Byline: CATHERINE MOYE Developers are determined to make you believe they have changed their ways. Gone are the days when they bunged up dreary blocks and took a likeitor-lump-it attitude to buyers. Nowadays, they say, they spare no expense...
Fallon in Exile? No, Kieren Will Come Back from the States to Challenge for My Title, Says Dettori
Byline: JONATHAN POWELL THEY will be riding on opposite sides of the world this week. But Frankie Dettori fully expects to be locking horns with his great rival, Kieren Fallon, in England at the start of the new flat season. Fallon insists he...
Fancy Some Arabian Jazz? REVIEW
Byline: DAVID BENNUN As demonstrated by The Chemical Brothers, we're experiencing quite a vogue for Arabic and Indian music. A few years ago, only Transglobal Underground ploughed this lonely furrow. Then came the Outcaste label, Nitin Sawhney's...
Finding Atlantis in the Azores
Byline: WENDY DRIVER Wendy Driver discovers a strange and forgotten land at Europe's most westerly point How's this for a pub quiz question: What is the most westerly point of Europe? Stumped for an answer? Well it is a tiny rock called Monchique...
Fingerprints Here Boys, It's Time to Take the Register
Byline: ANDREW CHAPMAN THE calling-out of the school register, a tradition familiar to generations of pupils, is being replaced. An independent school now uses a fingerprint scanner to record the arrival of its scholars twice a day. The 1,000...
FIRST STEP ON THE LADDER; Our Essential Guide for First-Time Buyers
Byline: CHERYL MARKOSKY Though it may seem hard to believe, cruising round Mexico and the Caribbean actually helped a young couple buy their first home. Twenty-one-year-old therapist Emma Duckworth and her fiance Matt Craven, 25, a fitness manager,...
Fixed-Rate Boost for Borrowers
Byline: JO THORNHILL HOMEOWNERS wanting to remortgage in the next few weeks could bag a great deal, according to leading brokers. Fixed-rate mortgages are at their lowest for six months and the premium that borrowers pay for them over discounted...
Footsie Left Standing as Midcap Sets Pace; SHARE PRICES TAKING STOCK
Byline: SIMON WATKINS THE longstanding strength of the small and midcap market was rammed home last week as the FTSE 250, Small Cap and Aim indices all hit fresh highs, leaving the lacklustre FTSE 100 for dust. The Small Cap index and the Aim...
Forget the Hot Air - Old Firm Will Not Fly South for a Few Winters Yet
Byline: PAT NEVIN IS IT that time of the year again already? Having spent nearly all their money and with their dependents still demanding more, is it time for the Old Firm to trot out their favourite old chestnut? 'We will be moving to England...
Fraught New Era Has Not Dawned on Labour - Yet
Byline: DAN ATKINSON Company law is undergoing its biggest shake-up in 140 years - and almost no one has noticed. In an upheaval comparable to the City's Big Bang revolution of 1986, new types of companies are being created, bringing with them new...
FROM THE HEART; GREG WISE, Actor, Architect and Documentary Maker, 38, Is Married to Actress Emma Thompson, 45. They Have a Five-Year-Old Daughter, Gaia
Byline: MAUREEN PATON Life for us really happens in our cottage in Scotland, where I've built Gaia a spectacular tree house like the one I had as a boy outside Newcastle. As parents, Emma and I are interchangeable. As soon as Gaia was born, after...
GADDAFI'S SECRET POMPEII... Caroline Hendrie Finds Roman Ruins in Libya to Match Italy's Finest - but Don't Tell a Soul, REVIEW
Byline: CAROLINE HENDRIE JUST imagine arriving at Pompeii and finding no one else there. That's how it was in Libya's Leptis Magna. All I could see in the vast Imperial Forum were columns, arches and carved snake-haired heads of Medusa. There...
Gagged. the SAS Embassy Siege Hero Who Gave Survival Tips on the BBC; TV Chiefs Fear Government Decision to Sue Veteran Is New Bid to Curb Corporation after Kelly Affair
Byline: CHRISTOPHER LEAKE AN SAS hero of the Iranian Embassy siege 25 years ago is being sued by the Government for allegedly revealing the elite regiment's secrets on television. John MacAleese is one of four SAS veterans accused by the Ministry...
Galbraith Comes to Northampton's Aid
Byline: DEREK HUNTER NORTHAMPTON 1 Galbraith (87) DARLINGTON 1 Gregorio (7) DAVID GALBRAITH clambered off the substitutes' bench to produce a sensational equaliser for Northampton in the dying minutes of their promotion clash with Darlington....
GERMAINE GREER WAS THE SAME AS ME - 6 FEET TALL AND 12 STONE; David Davis Reveals the Influences That Turned Him from a Poor Boy with a Leftwing Background into a Leading Businessman, SAS Member and Potential Tory Saviour, the Petronella Wyatt Interview, REVIEW
Byline: PETRONELLA WYATT David Davis, the Shadow Home Secretary, bounds towards me as I greet him in his office in the House of Commons. He motions me to a sofa with a smile. Mr Davis has a lot to smile about these days. He is the Tory man...
Good Guys Finish First, but Losers End Up Richer
Byline: TOBY YOUNG Forget Posh and Becks, and don't even mention Jemima and Hugh. According to a new survey, Britain's most glamorous couple are Jordan and Peter Andre. That's right, 20,000 teenage girls have voted the spray-tanned, newspaper...
Gough Can't Buy Win as Livvy Bottom out; Inspired O'Connor and Hibs Expose Gulf in Class
Byline: NIALL MULLIGAN LIVINGSTON 0 2 HIBS HIBS secured a comfortable victory over struggling Livingston to cement third spot in the league and, at the same time, send Richard Gough's side back to the bottom. Make no mistake, Gough's men seem...
Grant Pays [Pounds Sterling]100m for New Homes in a Year, Anthea Buys the Sofas. Butwith His Record, Should You Be Joining Him? How the Serial Businessman and Husband of the Former TV Star Is Buying Up Developments, Furnishing Them, and Then Selling Themto Buy-to-Let Investors
Byline: DUNCAN FARMER When Anthea Turner and husband Grant Bovey landed their helicopter next to a building site in Bristol last month and bought all 72 flats, they made headline news as it was hailed as the biggest-ever single sale of property...
Great Snow, Magnificent Mountains ... So What Will Put Utah on the Map? It's about Time British Skiers Discovered the Dazzling Jewels That Are Tucked Away around Salt Lake City, Says Chris Gill, REVIEW
Byline: CHRIS GILL NAME the first three American ski resorts that come into your head, and the odds are that they'll be in Colorado. Name another three, and I'd still be willing to bet that your list would not range more widely than California -...
Guess How Much? New Homes
A ORIENTAL ROAD, SUNNINGHILL, BERKS What is so odd about the design of many new homes is that the architects involved rarely seem to think outside the box.That is certainly not a criticism that could be levelled at the designers of this family home.As...
HARMISON TOUR FEAR; England Paceman Breaks Down Then Vaughan Is Fined [Pounds Sterling]6,000
Byline: PETER HAYTER STEVE HARMISON'S South Africa tour was in the balance last night after a day of drama in the fourth Test here which ended with captain Michael Vaughan fined about [pounds sterling]6,000 for criticising the umpires. The Durham...
Help Dries Up for Specialist Schools
Byline: JENNY LITTLE Specialist schools are the Government's flagship idea for delivering better GCSE results and tackling the skills gap that blights business. But schools that have yet to achieve this status are increasingly being left out of...
Help to Choose Britain's Best New Home; How Our Readers Can Join the Judges of These Top Awards, Sponsored by the Mail on Sunday
Byline: SEBASTIAN O'KELLY There is no better opportunity to announce The 2005 Mail on Sunday National Home-Builder Design Awards than in an issue of Property on Sunday that's entirely dedicated to new build. It's the third year that The Mail on...
He's a Lazy Bhoy but Pitch Perfect; Training Disagrees with Didier, but His On-Field Fitness Has Always Been First Class for Me, Says O'Neill
Byline: JIM BLACK DIDIER AGATHE should probably consider himself fortunate not to have played during the Jock Stein era at Celtic. Had he done so, he would very likely have disappeared without trace, as Stein placed great store on his players'...
Hoggard Takes on the Hero's Role; Yorkshire Grit Helps England Battlers Shrug off the Blows
Byline: PETER HAYTER THE WELL is almost dry; the bottom of the barrel all but scraped through. But, somehow and from somewhere, this England team are still finding something and someone to keep alive their hopes of winning a Test series in South...
Hollick to Sell NOP in [Pounds Sterling]250m Farewell; Rivals Circle Top Research Firm as Peer Steps Down
Byline: JON REES LORD Hollick is to sell market research business NOP World for an expected [pounds sterling]250 million. He aims to dispose of it before he quits as owner of United Business Media in May. NOP World, one of the world's top ten...
Home Truths
Byline: ROSS CLARK Ross Clark answers readers' queries to help make your buying, selling or lettingeasier email your queries to ross.clark mailonsunday.co.uk Old gives new a runfor itsmoney I am looking for my first home and am not sure whether...
Hoon under Fire as US Grabs Iraq Deal from British Firm
Byline: TONY BUSHBY DEFENCE Secretary Geoff Hoon is under attack after a British company was stripped of a contract to supply security equipment to Iraq on the orders of the Americans - who then awarded it to a US firm. Two days after winning...
Hopes Fade for Engineer Feared Dead on Holiday in Paradise; Worried Family Mounts Search for Scot Who Took Faulty Dinghy out to Sea
Byline: JANE SIMPSON A SCOTTISH engineer is feared drowned after disappearing during a Caribbean sailing holiday with his girlfriend and her family. Darren Freeland vanished two nights before he was due to return home from an idyllic New Year...
Hothouse Burchill Goes Flat out for a Small Fortune
Byline: SARAH HARTLEY Julie Burchill's public-spirited attitude to the nation's housing shortage is nothing short of heroic. She and three other homeowners in Somerhill Avenue, Hove, have succumbed to a developers' plea to give up their beloved...
Howard's Gay Tory Faces New Bid to Oust Him
Byline: JONATHAN OLIVER A GAY Tory candidate is facing a second bid to oust him by a 'homophobic clique' just months after he was publicly backed by Michael Howard. Ashley Crossley, who is standing in the marginal Cornish seat of Falmouth and...
HOW CAN I CURE MY HUSBAND'S SNORING? DR ALI Britain"s Top Integrated Health Expert
Byline: DR ALI Q My husband snores every night. Sometimes he seems to stop breathing. The doctor doesn't seem worried, but I read that it might be a severe condition called sleep apnoea. Also, I find it very difficult to sleep and occasionally have...
How Can I Get to the World Cup in 2006? ASK FRANK, REVIEW
Byline: FRANK BARRETT QI AM planning a trip to the 2006 World Cup football tournament which will be held in Germany. Can you tell me if venues for the matches have been selected and when exactly the tournament is taking place? What is the best way...
HOW I CONQUERED AUSTRIA ..ON SKIS; Sixty Years after Her Father Tried to Flee the Country over the mountains,Ruby Wax Is back.But First She Faces an Awesome Foe
Byline: RUBY WAX ... Iknew it was going to be trouble. Holidaying in the land my parents were forced to flee during the Second World War did not bode well. During their Big Exit my Jewish father was told to 'get out of town fast'. But where...
How to Make an Entrance; Directions
Byline: CHARLOTTE METHVEN;VERITY OWEN The annual Crillon Haute Couture Ball, a 'coming out' dance to introduce privileged young women to society, took place at the luxurious Hotel de Crillon in Paris in November. The evening kicked off with a fashion...
HOW TO SPEND [Pounds Sterling]100 IN MIAMI; MIAMI Is a Big, Brash Melting Pot of Many Cultures, and a Serious Tourist Destination. You Can Enjoy Everything from a Sizzling Range of Cuisine to the Natural Wonder of the Everglades. GARETH HUW DAVIES Suggests Three Ways to Enjoy Spending [Pounds Sterling]100 on a Visit to This Vibrant Florida City., REVIEW
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES 1 GO EXPLORING.. AND TAKE A BIKE SO nobody recognises you as you parade with the ultrachic on South Beach. And the 'Don't you know who I am?' routine isn't working on the doormen at Opium Garden and other top clubs....
'I Am Not Going Skiing If Chelsy Isn't Invited Too'
Byline: KATIE NICHOLL THE Prince is planning to shun his family's Easter skiing trip after being told his girlfriend will not be invited. Harry has threatened not to join his father and brother on the annual jaunt to Klosters after Prince Charles...
I Dream of Being World No 1, Says Sharapova
Byline: MALCOLM FOLLEY MARIA SHARAPOVA held centre stage in Melbourne yesterday, presented as the chic face of the Russian revolution. Seven months after she became Wimbledon champion, Sharapova announced on the eve of the Australian Open that...
I Found My Retreat from the Street in PORTUGAL; Kate Ford Leaves Coronation Street Bad Girl Tracy Barlow Behind and Takes Her Family to a Remote Hideaway Travel
Kate Ford leaves Coronation Street bad girl Tracy Barlow behind and takes her family to a remote hideaway I don't like going anywhere touristy. Since appearing on Coronation Street, I prefer to stay away from places where I'm recognised - you...
I Knew He'd Score Forus, Says Old Warrior Keane as He Hails Kid with a Winning Touch
Byline: PETER FITTON ROY KEANE, the oldest combatant in Manchester United's ranks, joined in the celebrations with his team's youngest star. The Manchester United captain, 33, was the first to step forward in praise of Wayne Rooney, 19, and his...
Imagine the Nightmare If Wills Ever Abdicates
Byline: GEORGE GALLOWAY THICK as two short planks, Harry Windsor lived down to his deteriorating reputation last week with his goose-stepping party outfit. If, God forbid, an accident like that which befell his mother, or the madness that descended...
In a Taxi with ROSS KEMP; the Small-Screen Hard-Nut Shows That He's Really a Big Softie with a Taste for Martinis -
Byline: MAUREEN PATON Meeting Ross Kemp is a deliciously scary prospect, especially when he turns up in a black leather jacket that delivers all the butchness you would expect from the Bruce Willis of British TV. Yet although his smile is characteristically...
Ince Helps Hoddle to First League Win; Heat on Pardew asHammers Slipout of Playoff Zone
Byline: CHRIS MOORE WOLVES 4 2Miller (29, 54), Ince (72), Cort (75) WEST HAM Zamora (36, 57) WOLVES piled the pressure on West Ham manager Alan Pardew by coming out on top in a comedy of errors at Molineux that finally provided Glenn...
Is This How ROMAN Plans to Rule the WORLD? SPECIAL REPORT Football Fears That If the Abramovich Empire Expands, Chelsea's Owner Will Corner the Market in the Best Players on the Planet
Byline: ROB DRAPER FROM the midwinter chill of Moscow to the hot, dusty streets of Sao Paulo, and from the shadow of the Euromast building in Rotterdam to the chic Palermo district of Buenos Aires, one name is dominating the talk among football's...
Is This Silver-Tongued Extremist Really What the Voters Want?
Byline: MARTIN BELL WHEN the idea was first put to me I liked the sound of it. Vote For Me - a sort of cross between Pop Idol and Question Time - would be a new kind of political television. It would engage voters, especially the young and...
It's a Dog's Life. on the Cote d'Azur; David Simpson Takes His Two Dobermanns across the Channel to the South of France, REVIEW
Byline: DAVID SIMPSON WHEN we announced we were taking our dogs on holiday to the South of France, friends and family dismissed us as barking mad - 'they'll die in the heat . . . ' 'the journey will kill them . . .' 'they'll ruin your holiday......
It's Allso Scarier in Bulgaria; Gadfly
PENSION funds are full of holes and the stock market isn't what it was. So a search far and wide for a rock-solid investment scheme was not easy. Then Gadfly turned up a tantalising proposition. 'Bulgarian property,' reads the blurb. 'Buy-to-let...
'IT WAS BECAUSE MY MOTHER LOVED LIFE THAT SHE CHOSE TO END IT'; While in This Country the Controversy Rages over the Government's Proposals for 'Living Wills', in France Noelle Chatelet Has Won Acclaim for a Remarkable Book in Which She Describes Her 92-Year-Old Mother's 'Death with Dignity'
Byline: LOUETTE HARDING On 6 December 2002, No[eth]lle Chatelet took her last telephone call from her mother. After mother and daughter had said their goodbyes, No[eth]lle absented herself from the group of friends who had gathered in her Parisian...