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Articles from May 15, 2011

15.05.11 You.Co.UK Contents
fashion and beauty 8 Fashion forward The frocks to rock this summer 11 Mimi Spencer ponders the pros and cons of pleats 12 Midsummer dream dresses The high street's brightest sparks 17 Style notes It's a 2011 lace odyssey 19 Beauty news Timeless treats...
24 Hours to Change Your World. Don't Let the Distance Put You off. after Visiting Australia Once You'll Be Back Again and Again, Says Clara Perry
Byline: Clara Perry Some places seem much too far away to be reached by a single plane journey. As you drive up to Heathrow, it's almost impossible to believe that when you take the equivalent journey away from the airport at the other end of your...
25,000 Flee as Floodgate Opens to Save New Orleans; Mississippi Waters Are Set to Engulf 18,000 Acres
Byline: Jonathan Petre THOUSANDS of people were evacuating their homes in Louisiana last night as a massive operation got under way to save the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge from a flooding catastrophe. Engineers were preparing to divert...
25,000 Flee as Floodgate Opens to Save New Orleans; Mississippi Waters Will Engulf 3,000 Square Miles
Byline: Jonathan Petre UP to 25,000 people were forced to flee their homes last night as an urgent operation got under way in Louisiana to save the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge from a flooding catastrophe. Engineers diverted water from...
25 Years on, Fergie Is in a Class of His Own; Edgy United Get the Job Done, but Only after a Spot of Good Fortune
Byline: ByJoe Bernstein 1 BLACKBURN Emerton (20) 1 MAN UTD Rooney (73pen) AT 2.36pm, referee Phil Dowd took the whistle to his lips and a beaming Sir Alex Ferguson was able to make his way on to the Ewood Park pitch to perform his 'uncle at a...
25 Years on, Fergie Is in a Class of His Own; Nervy United Do It Hard Way with a Spot of Fortune
Byline: ByJoe Bernstein BLACKBURN 1 Emerton (20) MAN UTD 1 Rooney (73pen) AT 2.37pm, referee Phil Dowd took the whistle to his lips and a beaming Sir Alex Ferguson was able to make his way on to the Ewood Park pitch to perform his 'uncle...
2 for 1 Luxury Sandals Holidays
TODAY Mail on Sunday readers get the chance to book the Caribbean holiday of a lifetime - at an unbelievable price. We have teamed up with Sandals and Beaches resorts to bring you fantastic two-for-one offers, in Concierge and Butler suites, on...
58pearls of the Indian Ocean
SRI Lanka is the one Indian Ocean destination where the interior and the culture overshadow the beach - even though the island has some of most stunning beaches in the tropics. Golden and sandy, they are fringed by glorious palm trees shimmering in...
A Caribbean Tour, with Fine Wine and Jugs of Butter Beer
Byline: Brian Claridge 'COOL!' 'Wicked!' and 'Nice One!' were the somewhat brief and enthusiastic replies my wife Denise and I received from our sons, Scott, 15, and Adam, 22, when we revealed our plans for our summer holiday. We had plumped...
A City United by Glory! 2:37pm Man Utd Win 19th League Title - a New Record; 4:54pm City Lift FA Cup, First Trophy for 35 Years
Byline: Ian Gallagher FOR once, the city of Manchester really was united yesterday. Sir Alex Ferguson's footballers secured a record 19th league title - and, two hours later, rivals Manchester City won the FA Cup. The victory over Stoke at...
Adam Sets Up What Could Be His Grand Finale for Blackpool
Byline: ByBill Thornton BLACKPOOL 4 Campbell (9, 45), Puncheon (19), Adam (63) BOLTON 3 Davies (6), Taylor (24), Sturridge (53) TALISMANIC Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam received a standing ovation as he raised his arms in a gesture of farewell...
Adams Insists He's Not a Monarchist; Republican Leader Is Forced to Clarify His Position on Queen's Visit after He Voiced Hopes of Countries' 'Better Relationship'
Byline: John Lee political editor GERRY Adams yesterday denied he was welcoming the visit of the Queen to Ireland and revealed he had snubbed an invitation to meet her at dinner. The Sinn Fein president was forced to move quickly to clarify reports...
A Diamond Mate Provides Inspiration for Johnson's Cup Win
Byline: Joe Bernstein WINNING the FA Cup final at Wembley was an emotional and bitter-sweet moment for Manchester City's Adam Johnson. His best friend, the Rushden & Diamonds goalkeeper Dale Roberts, killed himself earlier this season. ...
A Fresher Start; Make-Up Masterclass
Byline: JEMMA KIDD The new-style cleansers keep skin spotless without stripping away the good bits know your cleanser type The right cleanser should leave skin feeling comfortable but not tight. I love gels and balms, which dissolve impurities...
After 25 Years Fergie Is Top of the Perch! Nervy United Do It Hard Way with a Spot of Fortune
Byline: ByJoe Bernstein BLACKBURN 1 Emerton (20) MAN UTD 1 Rooney (73pen) AT 2.36pm, referee Phil Dowd took the whistle to his lips and a beaming Alex Ferguson was able to make his way on to the Ewood Park pitch to perform his 'uncle...
Ageism Isn't the Way to Beat Racism, Mishal
The BBC news reporter Mishal Husain says her children were racially abused in a supermarket after an 'irritable older gentleman' told them to behave 'like proper English children'. As unfortunate as this remark was, he was actually complaining,...
Ageism Isn't the Way to Beat Racism, Mishal; LETTERS
The BBC news reporter Mishal Husain says her children were racially abused in a supermarket after an 'irritable older gentleman' told them to behave 'like proper English children'. As unfortunate as this remark was, he was actually complaining,...
A Golden Opportunity; He Has Broken through at Hearts, Now Rookie Ryan Is Pursuing Olympic Dream
Byline: Graeme Croser IT WAS with some trepidation that Ryan McGowan reacted to the news that his services were required for Australia's Olympic Games qualifier against Yemen. Beset by civil unrest and regarded as a breeding ground for Al-Qaeda's...
Agony or Ecstasy, Mjallby Must Get Bhoys to Quickly Forget about SPL
Byline: Graeme Croser WHATEVER happens today, Johan Mjallby acknowledges that the biggest obstacle between Celtic and the Scottish Cup could lie in the mind. Win the SPL title today and the risk of complacency will need to be addressed at Lennoxtown...
Alarmist Industry Making Mountain out of the Pension Levy Molehill; Myview
Byline: Colm Rapple my view While maintaining a very vocal opposition to the levy on pension funds, many of those in the pensions industry are more than happy to live with it and are already examining ways of turning it to their advantage. The...
All aboard the Bus for Rhine, Ziggy and Song. Neil Clark Discovers Germans Do Have a Sense of Humour in a Hotel Where It's Christmas Every Day
Byline: Neil Clark My wife and I are standing at the top of an enormous 400ft-high rock gazing down at magnificent river scenery. But this is no ordinary rock. According to a 19th Century legend, it was the spot where a beautiful siren, Lorelei,...
All Abroad! 10 Reasons to Take the Ferry This Summer; with Millions Invested in New Ships, There's Never Been a Better Time to Take to the High Seas
Ferry companies have invested millions of pounds to ensure that your holiday starts the minute you get on board. With more than 40 million passenger journeys made every year, ferry travel has never been so relaxing, accessible and easy. TEN GREAT...
Allies of Expenses Cheat Laws 'Plot to Reduce His Fine'
Byline: Brendan Carlin POLITICAL REPORTER TORY and Liberal Democrat allies of expenses cheat David Laws were last night accused of deliberately postponing the former Cabinet Minister's punishment to cut his Commons fine by [pounds sterling]2,500....
Allies of Expenses Cheat Laws 'Plot Toreducehisfine'
Byline: Brendan Carlin POLITICAL REPORTER TORY and Liberal Democrat allies of expenses cheat David Laws were last night accused of deliberately postponing the former Cabinet Minister's punishment to cut his Commons fine by [pounds sterling]2,500....
All Sorts of Good Vibes If Bassett Is Victorious
Byline: Ed Watson ASIDE from the obvious emotional sensibility it will engender, there is another good reason for wanting the evocatively-named Wootton Bassett to win today's French 2000 Guineas. Following Frankel's devastating victory in the...
Amazon 'Will Wreck the Publishing Trade'
AMAZON has been accused of trying to 'wreck' the book trade by turning itself into one of the world's leading publishers. Critics claim the online retailer's plans to produce its own titles will give it a stranglehold on the industry and drive traditional...
Ambitious Parker Aiming to Deliver Success
Byline: Barry Graham HIS five-wicket haul at Edgbaston two weeks ago so nearly helped Scotland to a shock victory over Warwickshire, yet all-rounder Matty Parker insists he's still to find top gear this season. If that's a positive sign for the...
And Why Not Tackle These Family-Sized Adventures
A PGL HOLIDAY PGL (0844 371 0101, www.pgl.co.uk) isn't just for kids. At nine UK centres, mums and dads can do challenging stuff, such as raft building, canoeing and abseiling, together with their children (ideally aged six or older). Including a discount...
An 'Ominous' Response to My Extension Plan
Byline: Ross Clark answers readers' queries ross.clark@mailonsunday.co.uk I applied to my local council to build an extension in my rear garden. I have been refused because it would be 'detrimental to the amenity of a neighbouring property contrary...
Another Report Will Count for Nothing If the Punters Are Put off by Incompetence
Byline: JOHN MARTIN The inside track on racing GIVEN that all the members of Racing's Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) gave their services for nothing, it would be harsh to say that their just published report is a waste of money. Obviously printed...
Are You Living in a Hot Spot? Our Property Map Reveals a Patchwork Britain with Some Areas Rising While Many Are Still Cooling
Byline: Richard Dyson Each month a mountain of house price information is published by banks, building societies, Government agencies and other organisations. But getting an accurate snapshot of the market is hard, especially when - as now - there...
ARMED BRITISH COPS TO PATROL DUBLIN; as Fears Grow of Dissident Attack, 120 Met Police Carrying Guns Will Stalk Crowds for Queen's Visit; Request for Armed Police Approved without Hesitation
Byline: Larissa Nolan and John Lee THE GOVERNMENT is allowing up to 120 armed British police officers to patrol the streets of Irish cities to protect Queen Elizabeth II on her State visit to Ireland this week. Amid growing security fears, a...
Armed British Police Guard Queen in Dublin
THE Queen's state visit to Ireland has prompted the biggest security operation in Ireland's history. More than 8,000 Irish police and 2,000 troops will be deployed - and they will be joined by 120 armed officers from the Metropolitan Police's elite...
Ashton Suffers Double Dose of Rough Justice; Saints Star Punched Then Sinbinned as Tuilagi Escapes Red in Tigers' Triumph
Byline: Ian Stafford LEICESTER 11 NORTHAMPTON 3 ENGLAND star Chris Ashton was subjected to a disgraceful attack by Leicester's Samoanborn centre, Manu Tuilagi, yesterday -- and then ended up in the sinbin after an astonishing error by the...
A Silverware Lining to Fergie's 25th Season; Edgy United Get the Job Done, but Only after a Spot of Good Fortune
Byline: ByJoe Bernstein 1 BLACKBURN Emerton (20) 1 MAN UTD Rooney (73pen) AT 2.36pm, referee Phil Dowd took the whistle to his lips and a beaming Sir Alex Ferguson was able to make his way on to the Ewood Park pitch to perform his 'uncle at a...
A Sobering Encounter with a Suicidal Hero
Byline: Kathryn Hughes Babysitting George by Celia Walden Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]16.99 [pounds sterling]14.99 inc p&p **** During the summer of 2003, magazine writer Celia Walden is given an unusual assignment. She is to 'babysit...
A Sobering Encounter with Bestie
Byline: Kathryn Hughes Babysitting George by Celia Walden Bloomsbury, [euro]22.45 **** During the summer of 2003, magazine writer Celia Walden is given an unusual assignment. She is to 'babysit George' - in other words, stick to the...
A Space of My Own
There's no such thing as 'age appropriate' when it comes to personalising your home, so ignore decor diktats and follow your heart. We take a look inside the living spaces of women aged from 30 to 70, who let their four walls do the talking Interviews...
At Last, Dogs Are Setting the Pace; for the First Time in Two Years, Our 'Portfolio' Rises While the Footsie Falls; Midas
Byline: by Joanne Hart investments editor THE Midas 'Dogs' are fighting back. For the first time since the financial crisis, our experimental portfolio of ten high-yielding shares from the FTSE 100 has done noticeably better than the index. We...
At Last I've Discovered an Issue on Which Kate Moss and I Can Agree: Being Thin
Byline: John Waters GOING through some old magazines from the 1970s recently, while researching a book I'm writing, I was struck by something unexpected: how thin everyone used to be. One photograph, for example, was of several men waiting by their...
At Last. Palatably Priced Wine Classes! WINE LIST
Byline: MATTHEW NUGENT The wine business has not escaped the recession and while there have been few job losses, there are some in the business who are proving innovative -- interacting with the consumer and doing more than just trying to sell them...
At Last: [Pounds Sterling]2m Is Paid for Chinese Vase (with [Pounds Sterling]51m More to Come)
THE buyer of a Chinese vase who refused to pay its [pounds sterling]53million price for six months has finally put down a [pounds sterling]2million deposit and promised the rest within days. The auction of the 1740 Qing vase in Ruislip, West London,...
At Least He Won't Need Another Jacket like That till His Wedding
Byline: Kate Kerrigan A FEW years ago, we had friends visiting us from abroad for a weekend in May. We went for Sunday lunch to a nice local hotel but, as we got in the door, they were gobsmacked to see several small children running about the place...
A Tomboy. with a Penchant for Wedding Planning; Fiona Looney's KITCHEN SINK DRAMA
Byline: Fiona Looney There comes a time when every boy stops wearing clothes that please his mother. My own Boy -- being tall for his age -- grew out of gorgeous ganseys with chunky tractors and funny bunnies at an unjustly young age, but even as...
A World of Grime and Punishment
Byline: Tom Cox Actor Paddy Considine, pictured below, has the kind of face that constantly looks as if he's in deep thought, which means he can be equally convincing playing either a frowning chancer, as he did in the films Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee...
Ballesteros Memory Is Inspiring Nadal to a Roman Conquest
Byline: TENNIS By Malcolm Folley RAFAEL NADAL'S journey to this afternoon's final of the Italian Open has been a pilgrimage in memory of Seve Ballesteros. After defeating Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-1 in the semi-final yesterday, Nadal signed a courtside...
Ballesteros Memory Is Inspiring Nadal to a Roman Conquest; TENNIS
Byline: Malcolm Folley RAFAEL NADAL'S journey to this afternoon's final of the Italian Open has been a pilgrimage in memory of Seve Ballesteros. After defeating Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-1 in the semi-final yesterday, Nadal signed a courtside TV...
Battle of the Bedroom Tax; Ministers Support Financial Mail Campaign against Planning 'Extortion'
Byline: DAN ATKINSON It has been called a bedroom tax, an extension tax or just plain extortion. Town halls have taken to demanding one-off payments from homeowners to approve extensions or small building projects as they try to boost their flagging...
Battling Brechin Send Fifers Tumbling Down; FIRST DIVISION
COWDENBEATH 0 BRECHIN 2 (Brechin win 4-2 on aggregate) BRECHIN City staged a dramatic finish at Central Park to clinch a play-off final spot against Ayr United and hand Cowdenbeath a quick return to the Second Division. The Fifers, after...
BEAUTY BULLETIN; What You Need to Know About
SALICYLIC CLEANSERS A build-up of dead cells causes the skin to look dull. However, sensitive types can find that weekly exfoliating products leave their skin red and tingly rather than smooth and fresh. Microbeads, grainy scrubs and glycolic acids...
Bob, Bow or Kowtow. How to Hail HRH? A WICKEDLY FUNNY TAKE ON MODERN IRELAND
Byline: Anne Gildeas The Queen arrives on Tuesday. There are a few ways you could look at it. It's a hugely positive assertion of Anglo-Irish relations and a celebration of our friendship with our nearest neighbour -- our largest trading partner,...
Bonds Are Back but Don't Delay; Savers Must Act Fast to Snap Up NS&I's New Inflation-Linked Certificates
Byline: Jo Thornhill BACK by popular demand, National Savings & Investments has relaunched its index-linked savings certificates. But savers should act fast as they may not be available for long. NS&I, the Government-backed savings provider,...
Boyd Warns of Well's Twin Threat
Byline: Fraser Mackie TOM BOYD believes Celtic must contain the twin threats of John Sutton and Jamie Murphy to defeat Motherwell at Hampden next Saturday. The former Parkhead skipper, who won the Scottish Cup with Motherwell by beating Dundee...
'But Cherie, If You Wore My Shoes, Maybe You Would Not Be Single.'; What King of Cobblers Christian Louboutin Told the Mail's Writer When She Dared Challenge His Philosophy
Byline: by Michelle Flemming in her shoes: Christian, far left, defended Victoria Beckham's decision to wear towering heels while pregnant 'M eating strawberries while Christian Louboutin is explaining to me exactly why I'm single. INo, this...
Butcher's Sign Banned. as a Health Hazard; after 80 Years, Bureaucrats Order Pavement Blackboard to Be Moved
Byline: Kurt Bayer FOR three decades it has stood on the pavement, proclaiming cut-price deals on chops, steaks and brisket. But although passers-by have never lodged a complaint, the blackboard outside Grossett the Butchers has now fallen prey...
By Royal Appointment; This Elegant Sussex Plot Is Home to the Cretian Pots Loved by Prince Charles
Byline: MARTYN COX In the Garden Guessing what someone does for a living by looking at their garden would normally be quite a challenge - but explore Robin and Rosie Lloyd's elegant plot and you'll find plenty of evidence of their former business....
Caley Highlight a Few Home Truths
Byline: Ewing Grahame HAMILTON 1 Mensing (50) INVERNESS CT 2 Foran (44), Rooney (57) TERRY BUTCHER celebrated the end of the season with a fourth successive victory but admitted afterwards that his immediate priority is to keep hold...
Calm Down, Terry, It's Only an Opera. CLASSICAL
Byline: David Mellor Here we have two French romantic masterpieces by near-contemporaries Massenet and Berlioz treated so very differently that a piece of childhood doggerel came back to me: 'As a rule, a man's a fool. When it's hot, he wants it...
Cameron and Riddle of Last Ditch Call to Present Cup
Byline: Mark Ryan and Ian Gallagher IT traditionally falls to a Royal or very occasionally a distinguished politician. And normally they are given months of notice. But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that just ten days before yesterday's FA Cup...
Cameron and Riddle of Last-Ditch Call to Present Cup
Byline: Mark Ryan, Ian Gallagher IT TRADITIONALLY falls to a Royal or occasionally a distinguished politician. And normally they are given months of notice. But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that just ten days before yesterday's FA Cup final...
CAN'T SING, CAN'T DANCE, BUT... Cork Can Only Have Improved from Last Year So It's Their Title to Lose Again
Byline: Joe Brolly IN 1974, asked what impact the 1789 French Revolution had on world history, one of Chairman Mao's assistants delivered the immortal response 'I think it's far too early to say'. Ever since I wrote in May 2003 that freshfaced Tyrone...
Cast On.And Cast Away Stress
A n email from my friend Rose that arrived one Monday recently was headed 'I LOVE knitting!' She'd volunteered to trial the calming potential of a Simple Knitting weekend in Cornwall. Like many, she was drawn to the idea of meditation for its stress-relieving...
Celts Lost the Title Back in 2005, So We Know Rangers Can Blow It Today
Byline: Graeme Croser CELTIC PARK will be a maelstrom of emotion today. Sympathy and defiance will be in the air as the club's support stands behind beleaguered manager Neil Lennon and there will also be a huge dose of sadness if Celtic are pipped...
Chaos Looms at School Gates as More Teachers Vote for a Strike
Byline: Paul Drury THE prospect of chaos in Scotland's classrooms loomed larger yesterday as a second teaching union voted in favour of strikes. Members of a NASUWT voted unanimously for industrial action in a row over planned changes to pay...
CHRIS EVANS Here's the Thing
Byline: CHRIS EVANS Sir Simon Of The Cowell is about to discover if his US X Factor is voted through to the next round by the American public. It will be. Talent shows have always been a winner - ask Billy Butlin or Julius Caesar. Hats off also...
Compatriot's Call Benefits Sir Alex
Byline: ByJoe Bernstein WHEN it came down to it, a fellow Scot made the decisive intervention that ensured Sir Alex Ferguson could start celebrating a record 19th League title for Manchester United. The man who had the say over whether Javier...
Cost of Lighting Up to Soar as SNP Demands New Powers to Raise Tax Rates
Byline: Hamish Macdonell THE price of cigarettes is set to soar under SNP plans to improve the nation's health. In the first week of his historic second term in government, Alex Salmond has already had meetings with Westminster to demand that...
Croagh Patrick Pilgrims Too Well-Heeled
Byline: Tom Prendeville CROAGH Patrick is in danger of becoming permanently inaccessible to pilgrims and walkers thanks to regular batterings by Atlantic weather systems - and increasing numbers of visitors wearing hiking boots. Now an adventure...
Crown off Ice Ditches [Pounds Sterling]2.3m IT System That Never Worked
Byline: Patricia Kane SCOTLAND's prosecution service was accused last night of squandering millions of pounds of taxpayer's cash on a new computer system that was scrapped before it was even up and running. The Crown Office spent [pounds sterling]2.3...
'Crude' TV Ads to Tackle Obesity Are 'Dangerous', Say Anorexia Counsellors
Byline: Warren Swords A NEW anti-obesity campaign which uses waist measurements to shock people into shedding the pounds has been criticised as 'crude', insensitive and potentially harmful. Bodywhys, a national eating disorders association, has...
Dame Judi Dench Steps out with a New Dancing Partner
DAME Judi Dench has struck up a close friendship with a wildlife conservationist. The 76-year-old star has been spotted out on the town with David Mills, who runs an animal park. They took to the dance floor at the Waldorf Hotel at a party to celebrate...
Decapitated Woman Had Tried to Flee from Man Stalking Her
Byline: Enda Feeney THE woman who was decapitated in a Tenerife shop has been named a Jennifer Mills-Westley. The grandmother, who was originally from Britain, was murdered on Friday in a savage and unprovoked attack while she was shopping in...
DELVIN INTO THE PAST; Horgan Still Hasn't Lost Sight of His Roots as He Prepares for Yet Another Heineken Cup Final
Byline: Liam Heagney SHANE HORGAN is preaching the merits of the Leinster squad system under Joe Schmidt. The province had to use 50 players to negotiate an extended Magners League campaign after injuries and the Ireland World Cup welfare management...
Diamond: Uncut; 125 Million Records Shifted (and Two Million More When You Count Next Week's Mail on Sunday Free Neil Diamond Cd). in His Own Words, How He's Rocked All the Way to 70
Byline: INTERVIEW BY LINA DAS With a career spanning more than 50 years and record sales of over 125 million worldwide, at 70 Neil Diamond should be enjoying his retirement, but his songs have continued to regenerate over the years, picking up fans...
Ditch the Purple Flares, Cheryl; Cowell Calls in Hollywood Stylists to Give X Factor Star a US Makeover
Byline: From Caroline Graham IN LOS ANGELES SHE is a fashion icon to the hundreds of thousands of girls who followed the X Factor. But Cheryl Cole has been told she needs to become more 'old-style sophisticated and glamorous' by her new bosses...
Dixon Frets over Tannadice Break-Up
Byline: Fraser Mackie PAUL DIXON fears that a desertion of quality from Tannadice amid a summer of savings will severely hamper Dundee United's chances of matching the club's past two fine campaigns. A clutch of key players, influential in Scottish...
Djokovic a Roaring Success as Murray Comes Up Short; TENNIS
Byline: Malcolm Folley away from Murray and Djokovic ANDY MURRAY last night spent the eve of his 24th birthday cruelly cast as the latest victim of Novak Djokovic, a man who has forgotten how to lose. Murray's stubborn, stoic and at times inspired...
Documentary
The Chinese Nureyev TUESDAY, 11.30AM, BBC RADIO 4 ??? Li Cunxin was born in poverty in China, but his exceptional ability as a dancer caught the eye of o[bar]cials, and after years of gruelling training, he became one of Madame Mao's favourite dancers....
Double May Not Be Enough; There May Yet Be Another Twist in This Season's Tale but Even If Celtic Finish with a Flourish, Mjallby Admits the Future Is Far from Certain
Byline: Graeme Croser JOHAN MJALLBY last night pushed the case for Neil Lennon earning an extended contract at Celtic but admitted he fears that even an SPL and Scottish Cup Double might not be enough to keep the current management team in situ....
Dubai: Perfect for Baby ...and the Big Kid at Heart! Denise Van Outen and Her Five-Month Old Daughter Savour the 'Seven-Star' Comforts of a Fabulous Gulf Hotel
Byline: Denise van Outen It's amazing how differently you see things after you've had a baby. Before I became a mother I was always slightly anxious about the prospect of having someone with an infant sitting near me whenever I was travelling by...
Ed Miliband Still 'Racked with Guilt over Beating His Brother'
ED MILIBAND'S political guru sparked controversy yesterday by claiming the Labour leader is still racked with guilt after defeating older brother David in the race to succeed Gordon Brown. And Labour peer Lord Glasman poured salt into David Miliband's...
Elizabeth Feels at Home Wherever She Is
Byline: ROSLYN DEE Award-winning travel writer Idoubt we'll be renaming Dublin's O'Connell Street 'Elizabeth Boulevard' in the wake of this week's queenly visit but, when it comes to royal monikers, and landmark sites built in honour of past royal...
Emotion Gets to Rooney after Penalty
Byline: Bob Cass WAYNE ROONEY shed his own tears before breaking the hearts of Blackburn supporters with the penalty that not only earned Manchester United a record-breaking 19th title, but also kept Rovers lingering on the threshold of relegation....
Emotion Gets to Wayne after Penalty
Byline: Bob Cass WAYNE ROONEY shed tears before breaking the hearts of Blackburn supporters with the penalty that earned Manchester United a record-breaking 19th title and kept Rovers lingering on the threshold of relegation. And later Rooney,...
Entertainment
Talking History SUNDAY, 7PM, NEWSTALK ??? He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, or did he? Patrick Geoghegan and a panel of guests look at the figure of Robin Hood and debunk the myth of one of England's greatest folk heroes. Vesuvius, The...
Euro Devotees Can't Hide Fact Greece Is Bust
Byline: by Simon Watkins DEPUTY EDITOR, FINANCIAL MAIL Greece's epic battle with its debts may be about to take a decisive turn with this week's meeting of European finance ministers. Reports last week that the country was on the brink of quitting...
Europa League Final All about Prestige, Not Cash - Delaney
Byline: Darragh Murphy JOHN DELANEY insists the FAI's staging of the Europa League final at the Aviva Stadium has more to do with prestige than profit. The Association are forecasting a modest gain after the clash of Porto and Braga, but Delaney...
Europa League Final Is about Prestige Not Cash, Says Delaney
Byline: Darragh Murphy JOHN DELANEY insists the FAI's staging of the Europa League final at the Aviva Stadium has more to do with prestige than profit. The Association is forecasting a modest gain after the clash of Porto and Braga, but the CEO...
Everton Storm out after Ref's Red-Card Farce
Byline: Alex Montgomery WEST BROM 1 Mulumbu (10) EVERTON 0 DAVID MOYES came looking for an Everton win at The Hawthorns and left in a rage. But it was nothing compared to the uncontrollable fury of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who was sent...
Everton Storm out in Red Card Farce
Byline: Alex Montgomery WEST BROM 1 Mulumbu (10) EVERTON 0 DAVID MOYES came looking for an Everton win at the Hawthorns and left in a rage. But it was nothing compared to the uncontrollable fury of his player Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who...
Everything Bar the Billiard Table; ...but in the World of Supertents, You Could Probably Get an Extension for That, Too. If It's All Too Big, Be Inspired by the Latest Camping Gear - and See Page 22 for More Sensible Tent Options; LIVE FOR CAMPING
Byline: REVIEWS BY CHRIS HASLAM 1. TABLE AND CHAIRS [pounds sterling]70, argos.co.uk A lightweight design that folds flat. 2. ADIDAS LIBRO CRICKET BAT [pounds sterling]330, prodirectcricket.com Feather-light, crafted from English willow....
Falcao Joins Striking Greats as He Steers Porto to Euro Glory; EUROVIEW
Byline: with Graham Hunter FORGIVE me if I've got this wrong, but I have always believed any striker scoring a goal every other game over a long period had to be marked down as a genuine great. Pele, Gerd Muller, Alan Shearer, Ronaldo, Raul,...
Feathered Friendships
Byline: Rory McGrath Birds Britannia by Stephen Moss Collins [pounds sterling]17.99 [pounds sterling]14.99 inc p&p **** Congratulations to Stephen Moss, not only on this fine piece of writing, but on actually getting a book about birds...
Federer and Woods Know Their Time at the Top Is Almost Over
Byline: Patrick COLLINS Trose-tinted plans for the final curtain. They see themselves flaunting a trophy and flashing a smile. The crowd will be stunned, then a roar will rumble through the ranks. And the audience will dab its eyes and declare that...
Ferguson's Finest Ever? PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: Joe Bernstein THE incredible Sir Alex Ferguson has won an unprecedented 12th Premier League title -- the club's record-breaking 19th championship -- and the great man, like fans the world over, can only speculate what his finest Manchester...
Fighting Fat in LA
Byline: MARK WAREHAM, Ben Felsenburg With his fortune estimated at [pounds sterling]106 million, and a recent poll naming him as Britain's most trusted TV chef, Jamie Oliver (right) could be excused for settling for the easy life. Instead he's in...
Firms Query Value of Plans to Lift Exports
Byline: Helen Loveless THE body set up to help British exporters has published its fiveyear strategy to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises. UK Trade & Investment (ukti. gov.uk) plans to provide practical help for exporters to...
Football Bigots Face 5 Years' Jail for Chanting; MacAskill in Bid to Stamp out Sectarian Hate Offences
Byline: Patricia Kane BIGOTS will face up to five years in prison in a new Government crackdown on sectarian violence in Scotland. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday promised to introduce tougher laws for fans who disrupt matches or...
FOR SAIL; Frank Barrett Marks National Ferry Fortnight with a Round-Up of the Best W Deals - from Day Trips to Mini-Cruises
Byline: Frank Barrett Are you worrying that you can't afford a foreign holiday this year Think again. Taking your car abroad has never been better value - and thanks to the third annual National Ferry Fortnight (NFF), which runs until May 28, there...
Four Weddings and a Political Marriage of Convenience; Get Ready for a Summer of Love with Five High-Profile Couples about to Get Hitched in VERY Different Ceremonies. Here's Our Guide To
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