The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 2, 2011

10 Ways I'm Turning over a New Leaf; GARDENS
Byline: EUGENE HIGGINS In the Garden Blame it on global warming or otherwise, the damage done to plants as a result of the recent Arctic conditions has prompted me to re-think my plans for the garden. As we embrace the New Year, I have decided to...
10 Ways to Jazz Upjanuary
1 Commit your thoughts to paper Glam notebooks for your to-do lists or day-to-day musings. HARDBACK (18.5cm x 13.9cm), [pounds sterling]12, V&A Shop PAPERBACK (20cm x 15cm), [pounds sterling]9.50, Suckie EMBOSSED LEATHER (14cm x 9cm),...
2010 Our Year of Living in Limbo; ... but at Least I Kept My Job - Even If I Did Have to Take a Pay Cut, Says the Voice of Radio 4's Today
Byline: JOHN HUMPHRYS WHEN Harold Macmillan was asked by a young journalist what was most likely to blow a Government like his off course his answer became one of the great political quotes of our time: 'Events, dear boy. Events.' And of course,...
20 Beautiful Snowdrop Plants for Every Reader
GET your own back on the wintry weather with a pack of 20 snowdrops 'in the green' FREE from The Mail on Sunday. With their pretty white flowers and rich green stems, snowdrops are a lovely addition to the spring garden and herald warmer days to...
5m Archers Fans - All on the Edge of Their Seats
Byline: Chris Hastings FANS of The Archers are bracing themselves for one of the most dramatic episodes in the show's 60-year history. The show's army of listeners are convinced that at least one character will be killed off in the special diamond...
A Brilliant Test of Your Apptitude; This Picture Holds 538 Objects, All Beginning with the Letter B ...So How Many Can You Spot?
Take a look at this colourful masterpiece. In it can be found 538 objects beginning with the letter B - see how many you can identify. The painting is one of 26 intricate illustrations by British artist Mike Wilks for his book The Ultimate Alphabet,...
A Cup of Tea Helps Shed Pounds
WEIGHT LOSS EXPERTS have revealed the latest weapon in the war on obesity is a cleverly combined mix of the finest green teas. Tava Tea Wellness Blend, an organically steamed blend of Sencha, Wuyi Cliff Oolong and Puerh tea, is the perfect choice...
A Little Bit of Belief Can Go a Long Way, Says Shiels; Killie Assistant Urges SPL Bosses to Take Note
Byline: Fraser Mackie KENNY SHIELS believes the SPL hierarchy should be cheering for Kilmarnock to clinch a Europa League place -- to set an example for entertainment in the top flight. The Rugby Park assistant manager is proud of the quality...
All in It Together? Osborne Skiing, Zac Goldsmith in Barbados, the Speaker Throwing a Lavish Party for MPs. as Britain Faces a Year of Austerity, Are We Really
Byline: Simon Walters, Lara Gould SENIOR MPs were accused of 'gross insensitivity' last night after celebrating the New Year with lavish holidays, or by sipping champagne at an exclusive Commons fireworks party. Among them were Chancellor George...
ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? Osborne Skiing, Zac Goldsmith in [Pounds Sterling]8k-a-Week Villa, Speaker Hosting a Lavish Party for MPs. as Britain Faces Year of Austerity, Are We Really. 'Taxpayers Struggling to Get by Will See This as Highly Insensitive'
Byline: Simon Walters, Lara Gould SENIOR MPs were accused of 'highly insensitive conduct' last night after celebrating the New Year with lavish holidays or by sipping champagne at an exclusive Commons fireworks party. Among them were Chancellor...
ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? Osborne Skiing, Zac Goldsmith in [Pounds Sterling]8k-a-Week Villa, Speaker Hosting a Lavish Party for MPs. as Britain Faces Year of Austerity, Are We Really. 'Taxpayers Struggling to Get by Will See This as Highly Insensitive'
Byline: Simon Walters and Lara Gould SENIOR MPs were accused of 'highly insensitive conduct' last night after celebrating the New Year with lavish holidays or by sipping champagne at an exclusive Commons fireworks party. Among them were Chancellor...
All Too Easy as Leinster Cruise to Home Win; Connacht Start off Brightly but Fade All Too Predictably
Byline: Liam Heagney LEINSTER 30 CONNACHT 8 THANK God for Aironi. But for the arrival of the winless Italian whipping boys, Connacht would now be fretting about the prospect of finishing a fourth consecutive season at the bottom. They just...
All Too Easy as Leinster Cruise to Home Win; Connacht Start off Brightly but Fade All Too Predictably
Byline: Liam Heagney MAGNERS LEAGUE RDS 30 LEINSTER 8 CONNACHT THANK God for Aironi. But for the arrival of the winless Italian whipping boys, Connacht would now be fretting about the prospect of finishing a fourth consecutive season at the bottom....
A Lonely Send-Off for the King of Nothing
Byline: Mary Carr mary.carr@mailonsunday.ie There can't have been many people surprised by Bertie Ahern's decision to bring down the curtain on his career. But the official announcement of same from St Luke's, once the beating heart of the mighty...
Amber, the It-Girl Who Doesn't Rely on Daddy; She's Skated around Althorp Hall and Did Her First Fashion Shoot Aged 12 - Now Amber Atherton Is Starring in a New TV Reality Show
Byline: Claudia Joseph You may not have heard of Amber Atherton yet but you soon will because 2011 is set to be her year. The young fashion entrepreneur and model is to star in a new reality television show that aims to do for It-Girls what last...
An African Awakening with My Wild New TV Friends; Amy Watkins Visits the Set of Wild at Heart and Meets the Real Stars of the UTV Drama. Its Animal Actors; 'The Animals Are Treated Well and Have a Lovely Life'
Byline: Amy Watkins Film stars, serial killers and TV actors are just some of the 'celebrities' that live a wild life at Glen Afric Country Lodge in South Africa. On the day I arrived, the crew for UTV family drama Wild At Heart were all wearing...
A Phantom with Spirit; ALSO PLAYING
Byline: Georgina Brown The other day I happened to catch a moment in that vile television programme The Weakest Link. One of the questions posed by host Anne Robinson was: Which musical acquired the nickname Paint Never Dries? This was typical...
Ashes Diary
Byline: PETER HAYTERS Don't miss altar egos ENGLAND marketing bods are offering subscribers to their TwelfthMan website the chance to acquire an official commemorative Ashes series T-shirt celebrating the retention of the urn, linked to the home...
Aussie Icons' Backing for Under-Fire Ponting; CRICKET
Byline: Peter Hayter GLENN McGRATH will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground tonight as England and Australia's players don pink caps in honour of his late wife Jane and the cancer charity set up in her memory before the start of the fifth Ashes Test....
Bale Heads Flying Spurs into Fourth; More Frustration for Fulham as Welsh Star Grabs Goal No 11
Byline: Malcolm Folley TOTTENHAM 1 Bale (42) FULHAM 0 AN EXQUISITE headed goal from Gareth Bale enabled Tottenham to breach the top four of the Premier League at White Hart Lane yesterday. After winning their previous two matches with...
Beauty and Wellbeing from Within
NEW YEAR CALLS for new strategies for a healthier, slimmer and more youthful you. Thankfully, we have just the right products to help you look and feel great in 2011. SUPERCHARGE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Has the festive season's overindulgence left you...
BECKHAM SAYS 'YES' TO SPURS; and He's Set to Make His Premier League Debut against United; It's a No-Brainer, Even If It Is Only a Loan, Says Redknapp
Byline: Malcolm Folley DAVID BECKHAM could make his astonishing return to English football against Manchester United, the club where he made his name. When Beckham left Old Trafford seven and a half years ago, he vowed never to play for another...
BECKHAM SAYS YES TO SPURS; Former England Skipper to Agree Three-Month Loan Deal That Manager Redknapp Is Sure Will Help Title Push; Should Joe's Strike Have Been Allowed?
Byline: Malcolm Folley DAVID BECKHAM'S return to the Premier League in a loan move to Tottenham moved closer last night after Spurs manager Harry Redknapp revealed: 'David has let me know that he'd like to come here.' Beckham, the 35-year-old...
Bellissimo! a Killer Adaptation
Byline: Ben Felsenburg, MARK WAREHAM With all due respect to Wallander and the Millennium trilogy, Scandinavian detective thrillers are so last year; for it's an Italian police inspector, Aurelio Zen, who is set to redefine the paradigm of crime...
Best Investment Choice 2011
2010 has seen many asset classes and investment options return far less than originally anticipated by speculators and professionals alike. Forestry has maintained its position as a very strong investment option for those seeking medium to long-term...
Beware! It's the Beware! It's the Year of Revolting Backbenchers
Byline: James FORSYTH DAVID CAMERON likes to compare the Coalition to a seesaw. But his backbenchers are getting increasingly irritated at how the Government keeps shifting its weight down to the Lib Dem end to try to keep the thing in balance....
Big Fields Could Be Hiding Big Problems; Thaw Brought Welcome Action but Questions Now Linger over Honesty of Effort
Byline: John Martin The inside track on racing EVERYONE welcomed racing's return to normality on Tuesday last. Owners and trainers were deprived of opportunities with their charges while racegoers were robbed of an excuse to leave the house. The...
BLATHNAID: COASTGUARD SEARCH SEA; Taxi Breakthrough ...but Gardai Believe Blathnaid Is Dead
Byline: Larissa Nolan CRIME CORRESPONDENT GARDAI and the Coast Guard launched a full-scale search of the Irish Sea off Howth, Co. Dublin, for missing Blathnaid Timothy, who is now believed dead. Garda teams spent New Year's Day carrying out low-altitude...
Blunders? Well You Certainly Can't Mean Us
Byline: Lisa Buckingham EDITOR, FINANCIAL MAIL REMARKABLY, the last public opinion survey of 2010* suggests that confidence in the ethics of British business has actually risen. I say remarkably because last year saw the world's worst oil spill,...
Born on 1.1.11 (One at 1.11am ); 'It Was Bing Bang Boom'. Circus Couple's Baby Made Her 3am Entrance in Jeep
Byline: Larissa Nolan AS CIRCUS folk, Mikey and Tara Gerbola are somewhat accustomed to a life of the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared them for the New Year's Day surprise they received when their newborn daughter decide to make her...
Bosses 'Broke Own Rules' over Spurs' Olympic Bid
Byline: Nick HARRIS INSIDE SPORT WEST HAM have accused the Premier League of ignoring their own rulebook by saying they will not oppose a move by Tottenham from north to east London if Spurs' bid for the 2012 Olympic Stadium is successful. West...
Britain Didn't Vote to Kill off the Tory Party
DAVID CAMERON would not be Prime Minister without the votes of millions of loyal Conservatives. They supported him because he led the Tory Party, and because he encouraged them to believe that he shared their concerns. They were impressed by his...
Brown Keen to Unearth a Character for His Dons
Byline: Ian Broadley An infectious personality could be just as important as proven talent to Craig Brown as he pores over countless CVs before strengthening his Aberdeen squad in this month's transfer window. The Pittodrie manager will bring...
Burley Is Sacked after Puncheon's Hat-Trick
Byline: Mick Collins MILLWALL 3 Puncheon (8, 65, 71) C PALACE 0 WHEN Millwall were in the market for a loan striker six weeks ago, manager Kenny Jackett emphasised the need of a front man, saying: 'Goalscorers change games, it's as simple...
Cameron Has No Mandate to Kill the Tory Party
DAVID CAMERON would not be Prime Minister without the votes of millions of loyal Conservatives. They supported him because he led the Tory Party, and because he encouraged them to believe that he shared their concerns. They were impressed by his...
Cash Bonanza for Upwardly Mobile; WHIZZKIDS WITH SMARTPHONES JUMP ON SOFTWARE BANDWAGON
Byline: NEIL CRAVEN, JON REES A RAPIDLY growing number of whizzkids are quiting their jobs to cash in on the increasing popularity of smartphones. The young entrepreneurs are riding the boom in demand for business and personal software that has...
Casino Industry 'Has Been Left in a Shambles'; FEARS GROW THAT BIDDING PROCESS IS FLAWED
Byline: SARAH BRIDGE LEADING figures in gaming are calling for reform of the 2005 Gambling Act, accusing Labour of leaving the casino industry in a 'shambles'. Six years after it received Royal assent, no new casino licences allowed under the...
Championship
BURNLEY 4 Eagles (29), Iwelumo (45), Rodriguez (45) Thompson (85) SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 Yeates (9), Evans (47, pen) BURNLEY came from behind after an early goal from Mark yeates promised to give Sheffield united manager Micky Adams a stunning...
Cheer Up, Roman! It's Your [Pounds Sterling]5m New Year Party in the Caribbean ... and You're Surrounded by Lovely Women
Byline: Polly Dunbar It was, without doubt, the most glamorous New Year's Eve party on the planet, with a guest-list of Hollywood's biggest names and the world's most popular band providing the entertainment. so you might have expected its host,...
City's Spending Power Puts Mancini in the Box Seat
Byline: Kenny DALGLISH I DON'T think Sheik Mansour would have planned to win the Premier League within two years of buying Manchester City. But now he is within touching distance of the title, I don't think he'll be shy to put his hand in his...
Closed Shops Open for Business
Byline: Dan Atkinson SHOULD you be seeking to cheer yourself up at the dawn of the year, you are probably best advised to avoid the website of Unite, the country's biggest trade union. Incoming general secretary Len McCluskey shares his thoughts...
Come Fly with Me; the Strictly. and Holby City Star Takes to the Skies with the New AR.Drone Quadricopter - but Wishes He'd Earned His Wings First
Byline: Tom CHAMBERS I have always loved remote-control vehicles and while I never graduated to the petrol-powered models the big kids had, I loved being in total command of anything you could race: four wheels, two, hovercraft or helicopters......
Confucius He Say Cheese and Onion Is Still Best Tayto Crisp
Byline: Philip Nolan IT WAS a mission of mercy but suddenly it looked like it was going to get me into trouble - a lot of trouble indeed. It was the Eighties and I was on a Virgin flight to Luton from Dublin. The plane was a Vickers Viscount, probably...
Court's a Steal at [Pounds Sterling]595k
Byline: Ross Clark No one has had quite so many criminals passing through their living room as Christine and Leo Austin. Their fourbedroom home in Downham Market, Norfolk, used to be a courthouse, which saw 140 years' worth of thieves, sheep-rustlers...
Cowell's Nemesis Hopes for Better Luck
HOLIDAYMAKERS on the private Caribbean island of Petit St Vincent will be hoping that the latest plans of Robin Paterson have a smoother ride than his proposals for nearby Barbados, which threatened to leave celebrities such as Simon Cowell millions...
Craig Was Left Feeling the Heat after Cha Grilling
Byline: Robert Thomson ST JOHNSTONE midfielder Liam Craig is desperate to make amends for a late slip which cost the Perth side a precious point at Celtic Park. The former Falkirk star wants to get back on track quickly after stoppage-time strikes...
Customers at Troubled N&P Face New Charges
Byline: JO THORNHILL EMBATTLED building society Norwich & Peterborough is overhauling its current account and introducing new charges that could cost customers up to [pounds sterling]60 a year. The society's 120,000 current account customers...
Dallaglio: Jonny Must Be Banned from Playing for England Again; Former Captain Says World Cup Hero Wilkinson Can't Play in France and Be Picked by His Country
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Paul Morgan JONNY WILKINSON should be barred from playing for England after committing his future to French Top 14 club Toulon, says the flyhalf's fellow World Cup winner, Lawrence Dallaglio. Dallaglio, who in his playing...
Daring Deeds of a Ruthless Hero
Byline: James Delingpole Behind Enemy Lines by Sir Tommy Macpherson Mainstream [pounds sterling]17.99. [pounds sterling]16.20 inc p&p ** The moment the motorbike passed, I blew the fuse with the most satisfactory results: down came...
Da Vinci Meets the Killer Mountain Goat; GAMES
The Renaissance era Rome in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, Xbox, PC) ***** is one of the most atmospheric cities ever created in gaming, right down to details such as the strange hats worn by the clergy. But the best bit, as ever in this game...
Da Vinci Meets the Killer Mountain Goat; GAMES
Byline: by Rob Waugh The Renaissance era Rome in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, Xbox, PC) ***** is one of the most atmospheric cities ever created in gaming, right down to details such as the strange hats worn by the clergy. But the best bit,...
DERBY KNOW-HOW; Lennon Predicts Cool Heads Will Prevail in Heat of Battle -- So He May Not Call on Thompson
Byline: Graeme Croser NEIL LENNON jokes that he will leave coach Alan Thompson out of the loop when he delivers his pre-match team talk at Ibrox this afternoon, a calming address which will appeal for a full complement of Celtic players to remain...
De Tox Cle Ver; Make-Up Masterclass
Byline: JEMMA KIDD THE BRIGHTENING CLEANSE Opt for cream or balm cleansers that are nourishing and deeply moisturising - perfect for harsh winter weather. Try the fabulous Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm (3,...
Didn't You Read the Small Print? Now It's Dave's Turn to Rub Our Noses in Diversity
Byline: Peter Hitchens ANOTHER year begins with another Big Lie exposed. I wonder how many voters foolishly supported David Cameron's Unconservative Party last May because of his loud claims that he would do something about immigration. Yet a...
DIY Solid Wall Insulation
IF YOU LIVE in a solid wall house, you are losing 45-50% of your heat through cold walls. Of the 25 million homes in the UK, 36% are solid wall constructions of brick, stone and concrete. In addition, there are a number of cavity wall homes which cannot...
Downton Downsized; ...by Two Hours Because American TV Executives Fear Its Intricate Plot Will Baff le U.S. Viewers
Byline: Chris Hastings ITS intricately detailed plot and sumptuous production values, with lingering shots of the magnificent stately home, made Downton Abbey the TV hit of last year. Unsurprisingly, the lavish period drama has now been snapped...
Downton Downsized; ...by Two Hours Because American TV Executives Fear Its Intricate Plot Will Baffle U.S. Viewers
Byline: Chris Hastings ITS intricately detailed plot and sumptuous production values, with lingering shots of the magnificent stately home, made Downton Abbey the TV hit of last year. Unsurprisingly, the lavish period drama has now been snapped...
Dubai:A Star for All Seasons
Dubai is best known as a winter sun destination, although total sun might be a better description, given that it is sunny all year round. Even in January it enjoys wall-to-wall sunshine with average temperatures of 24C. and, with flight times of less...
Dunne Gets His Tower; ...as He Faces [Euro]150m Loss on AIB Site
Byline: Michael O'Farrell, Annette Witheridge SEAN Dunne, the self-styled 'Baron of Ballsbridge', will find out this month whether his latest bid to salvage something of his catastrophic investments in Dublin's upmarket D4 suburb can go ahead. ...
Elton's New Baby Next Door (in [Pounds Sterling]1.3m Luxury Flat with Two Nannies Round-the-Clock ); Revealed: The Bizarre Set-Up That Means 63-Year-Old Rock Star's Beauty Sleep Won't Be Disturbed by Crying Infant
Byline: From Caroline Graham , Sharon Churcher IN NEW YORK SIR ELTON JOHN'S new baby son Zachary is 'living like royalty' in his own [pounds sterling]1.3 million apartment adjoining the singer's exclusive Los Angeles pad. The Mail on Sunday has...
Elton's New Baby Next Door; Revealed: The Bizarre Set-Up That Means 63-Year-Old Rock Star's Beauty Sleep Won't Be Disturbed by Crying Infant; (in [Euro]1.5m Luxury Flat with Two Nannies Round-the-Clock)
Byline: From Caroline Graham IN LOS ANGELES and Sharon Churcher IN NEW YORK ELTON JOHN'S new baby son Zachary is 'living like royalty' in his own [euro]1.5m apartment adjoining the singer's exclusive Los Angeles pad. The Mail on Sunday has learned...
Embattled over Here, Now Warring There; with the Cadbury Takeover Storm Lingering in the UK, Kraft Is in a Boiling Row in the US with Starbucks
Byline: SARAH BRIDGE TO be unpopular on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time is some achievement. Yet American foods giant Kraft seems to have done just that. It is nearly a year since the Illinois-based company headed by Irene Rosenfeld...
Energy Savings & Home Improvements; It May Be Winter outside, but Don't Get Left in the Dark in 2011
It's 2011. Last year's resolution was to spend time on home improvements. The year before it was to start saving energy. The year before was to stop making new year's resolutions. All resolutions have failed. This time, things are going to be different....
England Will Earn Record [Pounds Sterling]1m Bonus for Winning Ashes
Byline: Peter Hayter England's cricketers are in line to share an unprecedented [pounds sterling]1million bonus if they complete the job of winning the ashes outright in sydney. and their bosses at lord's are ready to throw an ashes victory parade...
Enough Despair and Shame. Now We Start Anew
The sun rose on the new year yesterday, bringing with its watery light the hope of better times ahead. Please God, we need them, for 2010 was a year when our endurance was tested to the limit. Set aside the weather - there is always weather, too hot,...
Equity Isas: The Top Tips; SHARES LOOK AS IF THEY WILL BEAT DEPOSITS IN 2011, SO WHERE IS THE BEST HOME FOR YOUR ALLOWANCE?
Byline: JEFF PRESTRIDGE WITH returns from deposits at record lows and the UK stock market at a 30-month high, shares seem the place to be in 2011. With this in mind, Financial Mail asked seven of the country's top financial experts where they would...
Even Now, Pietersen Cannot Resist Picking at an Old Scab
Byline: Chief Sports Writer Patrick THIS extraordinary Test series was just two matches old when a seasoned observer of international cricket claimed to have detected a change in Kevin Pietersen. 'He seems a little less arrogant, a bit more humble,'...
Ex-HBOS Chiefs in Watchdog Probe; Directors Accused of Ignoring Complaints That Bank Triggered Company Collapses
Byline: LAWRIE HOLMES THE conduct of former HBOS directors is under investigation by the Financial Services Authority amid claims that they failed to respond appropriately to complaints about the bank's small business units. The inquiry by the...
Expenses Enforcer Blasts MPs Who Say They're Forced to Sleep at Their Desks
Byline: Simon Walters POLITICAL EDITOR THE boss of the Commons anti-sleaze watchdog has accused MPs of making bogus complaints about being rendered homeless and near-penniless as a result of the crackdown on expenses cheats. Ken Olisa, senior...
Face Facts
Incorporate these steps into your New Year beauty regime for a healthy and silky smooth complexion from everyday musts to monthly suggestions! EVERYDAY MUSTS... CLEANSE: It's late, you're tired and you want to jump into bed -- but don't cut corners...
Families Face a Tax Battering This Year; MILLIONS WILL FEEL THE PAIN OF CHANCELLOR'S PACKAGE OF AUSTERITY MEASURES
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK IT could be an unhappy New Year for the millions of families facing tax rises in 2011 as a series of long-planned increases bite. The pain started yesterday when fuel duty on petrol and diesel rose by another 0.76p a litre...
FAMILY FUN IN BUCKETS AND SPADES; When It Comes to Inspiring Holidays at a Price You'll Love, Thomas Cook Has the Perfect Family Escape
At Thomas Cook, we believe that no one understands families like we do. We know that family time means precious time and when you book a holiday with us you'll find a wide range of hotels and apartments in some of your favourite holiday hotspots. They...
Family Is Key to Inverness Hero Rooney's Future
Byline: Alasdair Fraser ADAM ROONEY yesterday spoke of the massive career decision he faces at Inverness Caley Thistle -- but insists it will be family and not agents who will be influential in settling his future. By maintaining his rich First...
Fears of Swine F Lu Explosion as Schools Head Back
Byline: Jonathan Petre THE Government came under fresh pressure last night to offer flu jabs to all under-fives amid concern that the return to nurseries and schools this week will accelerate the spread of the virus. Ministers have rejected pleas...
FERGIE RIDES HIS LUCK; United Take Full Advantage after Neville Penalty Escape
Byline: Peter Higgs WEST BROM 1 Morrison (14) MAN UNITED 2 Rooney (3), Hernandez (75) RANK injustice? Or the kind of gritty performance that is required of potential champions having a bad day? At the end of a desperately difficult...
Financial Resolutions; FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS; A New Year Means New Objectives, New Targets and New Budgets
If you want your new year financial resolutions to last longer than the January sales, seek advice. While 'top tips' may seem futile in the Christmas period, dedication and strategy are crucial to understanding your outgoings. With the right attitude...
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY STYLE; with Five Unique Holiday Selections, the Thomas Cook Style Collection Balances Beautiful Locations with Amazing Value and Unrivalled Service
IMAGINE a holiday collection that could take all of the things that make a break extra special, bundle them up and return them back to you, gift-wrapped with a fantastic value price tag. However high your travel aspirations soar, you'll find them...
Five Ways to Feel Fit and Look Fabulous for 2011! BEAUTY TIPS STYLISTS' SECRETS HOT NEW PRODUCTS
Byline: Laura Bermingham Beauty is only skin deep, right? Yet your skin says much more about you than how beautiful you are. Clear, radiant skin is a sign of health. After the Christmas season, we may feel sluggish and likely to choose going to...
Flash Freddie Can Also Be a Fierce Fighter; Ljungberg's World Cup Scrap Proves He Has Mettle for Celtic
Byline: Graeme Croser FREDDIE LJUNGBERG was all celebrity smiles and easy charm as he was introduced as a Celtic player on Friday but underneath the glossy veneer lurks a steely will to win. Ljungberg, who arrived at his introductory media conference...
Fluoride in Scottish Water 'Will Save Teeth'
Byline: Mike Larkin BRITAIN'S top dental body is to call on Scottish ministers to add fluoride to the nation's water supplies. The British Dental Association (BDA) claims adding the chemical would help tackle the country's shocking levels of...
Folly out for Season after Ankle Break
Byline: Ian Broadley CRAIG BROWN admitted that Dundee United's injury-time equaliser felt like his first loss since taking charge at Aberdeen. Now the Pittodrie boss will step up efforts to strengthen his squad this month after midfielder Yoann...
Footsie on a Roll but Obstacles Litter Its Route; TAKING STOCK
Byline: Simon Watkins AFTER the Santa rally, do we get a New Year hangover? The surge in share prices in the last days and weeks of 2010 left the FTSE 100 hovering around the 6,000 level for the first time since June of 2008. The consensus in...
For All the Liquored Up Braggadocio of the Celtic Tiger Years, We Lack the Self-Confidence to Celebrate Our True Spirit. That Has to Change in 2011
Byline: DAVE HANNIGAN OVER the coming weeks, the Government may, among other things, formally invite Queen elizabeth II to make a state visit to Dublin, start issuing lucrative certificates of Irish ancestry to gullible Americans, and call a general...
For a Second I Thought the Huge Bear Had Kissed Me; He Dived into a Lake - and the Bear Swam after Him
Byline: by GORDON BUCHANAN What do you say to a 22-stone wild bear when, alone and unarmed, you come face to face with it in the heart of the forest? My 20 years as a wildlife cameraman had certainly not furnished me with any useful suggestions....
Free Whisky for Life. If You've Got [Pounds Sterling]150,000; Isle of Jura Distillery Dreams Up a Drams Plan
Byline: Paul Drury IT'S a New Year invitation to stir the soul of any Scots - a free dram of malt whisky every month for the rest of your life. The warming offer has been made by the Isle of Jura distillery in the Inner Hebrides to celebrate...
Friday
PROFILE INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, SKY ARTS 1, 2PM After a year he'd rather forget, disgraced Two And A Half Men actor Charlie Sheen (left) remembers the good times in this 2007 interview with. It's one of a new series showing on weekdays. SOAP...
FRIDAY; Movie Planner
Lassie (2005) PG 1.05PM, CH4 *** A remake of the 1943 original Lassie story, about a devoted collie that will do whatever it takes to be reunited with its young owner (Jonathan Mason, below). While there have been countless Lassie adventures...
Gallacher Challenges Saints to Emulate Mixu's Men
Byline: Graeme Croser THE return of Paul Gallacher has not only lent a safe pair of hands to St Mirren's SPL campaign, but also injected a fresh dose of positivity to Danny Lennon's team. Rather than discuss the prospect of a prolonged fight...
Get Back,' They Cried. but Soon 66 Were to Perish in Old Firm Match I'll Never Forget
Byline: Roddy Forsyth remembering ibrox FORTY years ago today I went, as a boy, to watch rangers play Celtic in the traditional New year old Firm derby at Ibrox. today I'll be back at the same ground for the latest instalment of the Glasgow derby,...
GET IT RIGHT; Majstorovic Takes Exception to Critics of Celtic's Defence as He Points to Inferior Record of Rang; Daniel Rushes to the Defence of Rearguard
Byline: Graeme Croser DANIEL MAJSTOROVIC has rounded on critics of Celtic's defence, claiming it is the Rangers rearguard which should be under scrutiny going into today's Old Firm clash at Ibrox. The Swedish stopper, who is set to captain Neil...
Going Wild in Africa with My New TV Chums; Amy Watkins Visits the Set of Wild at Heart and Meets the Real Stars of the ITV Drama - Its Animals
Byline: Amy Watkins FILM stars, serial killers and TV actors are just some of the 'celebrities' that live a wild life at Glen Afric Country Lodge in South Africa. On the day I arrived, the crew for ITV family drama Wild At Heart were all wearing...
GOOD TO BE BACK; Forget the Ashes, Ed Joyce Is Looking Forward to His Ireland Return
Byline: Mark Gallagher A LOT can change in five years as Ed Joyce discovered on the Irish Cricket team's recent jaunt to India. Coach Phil Simmons brought the players over for a training camp ahead of next February's World Cup on the Indian subcontinent....
Goodwillie Strike Halts the Brown Bandwagon
Byline: Ian Broadley ABERDEEN 1 Maguire (36) DUNDEE UTD 1 Goodwillie (90) TOP scorer David Goodwillie struck in the fifth minute of injury time to salvage a point Dundee United certainly didn't deserve in a one-sided derby at Pittodrie....
Great ESCAPES
Byline: Robert Mayes, summer sun Travel Writer of the year travel@mailonsunday.ie A GOOD YEAR: Some cheer for travel during 2011 - tempered by the realities of the budget, according to a survey by lastminute.com. Six out of ten people are looking...
Hammers Finally Give Grant Lift-Off to Lighten the Gloom; All Change at the Bottom as Sears Adds to Wolves Misery
Byline: Patrick Collins WEST HAM 2 Zubar (51 og), Sears (79) WOLVES 0 THE shadow of a smile flickered across the face of Avram Grant as he contemplated a rewarding Christmastide last night. For the West Ham manager, that smile was the equivalent...
Hammers Finally Give Grant Lift-Off to Lighten the Gloom; All Change at the Bottom as Sears Adds to Wolves Misery
Byline: ByPatrick Collins WEST HAM 2 Zubar (51 og), Sears (79) WOLVES 0 THE shadow of a smile flickered across the face of Avram Grant as he contemplated a rewarding festive holiday last night. For the West Ham manager, that smile was the...
Hansel and Gretel Are Saved by the Witch; CLASSICAL
Byline: David Mellor Hansel And Gretel Royal Opera House, London *** Does a conductor really make a difference? You couldn't help but believe it when comparing the Royal Opera House orchestra sounding resplendent in the overture to Tannhauser...
Happy New Ear! Years of Wearing Heavy Earrings Gave Kay Goddard Droopy Lobes ...until She Turned to the Experts
They say after a certain age a woman has to choose between her face and her bottom. And it's true - slimmer women tend to age faster than those who have a bit of extra padding. But my problem, in my 50s, was a different one - and it had nothing...
Harmed and Dangerous
Byline: Mark Wareham Swamp People Thursday, History, 10pm Louisiana's isolated backwaters have already proved fertile hunting ground for television of late, with Alan Ball producing the exotically fevered vampire drama True Blood set in the...
HEARTS HEADING FOR A TITLE TILT? Novikovas the Super Sub Sets Up Kyle Winner as Tynecastle Men Close in on the Old Firm
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