The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 30, 2011

Folly of Leaving Back Door Open to Immigrants
SCOTLAND has become a back door for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, due to the indefensible decision by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to withdraw its staff from the ferry ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan. Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary has...
Foran Keen to Keep an Old Pals' Act Intact
Byline: Alasdair Fraser RICHIE FORAN has only one wish for the next two days: that his telephone remains silent. Then, on Tuesday, he wants to walk into work and see a smiling Adam Rooney seated in his usual corner of the dressing room. Every...
Forests Are Not for Affluent Weekenders from the City; Market Watch
Byline: SEBASTIAN O'KELLY PROPERTY EDITOR Anyone living near to publicly owned woodland is right to be wary of the Government's decision to sell off 15 per cent of the Forestry Commission's 500,000 acres. This economy measure is being spun as...
Fortina Has Got the Mamma Mia! Factor; ADVERTISING FEATURE; There Is No Other Time in a Woman's Life When She More Deserves to Be Luxuriously Pampered Than When She Is Pregnant. with This in Mind Fortina Have Created Special Programmes Designed to Relax, Soothe and Help Alleviate Some of the Common Discomforts Associated with Pregnancy. All Treatments Are Specifically Designed to Be Totally Safe and Effective
If there is one thing the Irish seem to be good at, it's making babies! Currently in the throes of the biggest baby boom since the early '80's it is estimated that approximately 75,000 babies will be born in Ireland this year. Along with all the...
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Free Disney Tangled Activity Disk for Every Reader
TO celebrate the release of Disney's Tangled this weekend, we have teamed up with Disney Interactive to bring you a magical set of free gifts. You can get your hands on a free Tangled Video CD Game Disk that's packed with brilliant interactive activity...
Friday
The House On 92nd Street (1945) U 12.25PM, CH4 *** Shot in a semi-documentary style, with a po-faced voice-over narration, this tells the story of how a Nazi spy ring was dismantled by the FBI thanks to the wonders of modern (now commonplace) surveillance...
Friday February 4
Live Six Nations Rugby Union BBC1, 7.30pm The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosts the Six Nations opener, Wales v England (kick-off 7.45pm), and, since the recent move to staging games under floodlights on Friday nights in this championship,...
Fright for Fergie but United Ride Their Luck; Owen Saves the Day after Saints Give a Jolt to the 'Occasionals'
Byline: Patrick Collins SOUTHAMPTON 1 Chaplow (45) MAN UNITED 2 Owen (65), Hernandez (75), AT THE close of a freezing evening in hampshire, everybody wore a smile. Sir Alex Ferguson looked happily relieved. Victory was secure, a gamble...
Fright for Fergie but United Ride Their Luck; Owen Sparks the Fightback after Super Saints Push Them All Way
Byline: Patrick Collins SOUTHAMPTON 1 Chaplow (45) MAN UNITED 2 Owen (65), Hernandez (75), SIR ALEX FERGUSON shook a few hands, slapped a few shoulders and departed St Mary's with a tight little smile. His gamble had succeeded and a...
Fury as MI6 'Dirty Dozen' Get Cutback Busting Pay-Offs
Byline: Robert Verkaik SECURITY EDITOR BrITAIn'S spy chiefs are to receive a lucrative multi-million-pound redundancy pay-out despite the Government's cutbacks. Twelve senior MI6 officers are understood to have won generous pay and pension packages...
Gangsters' Paradise; Live for TV
Byline: EDITED BY MARK WAREHAM ,By Nicole Reilly In the US, HBO is synonymous with highquality programming. It's the channel that gave us such superlative drama series as The Sopranos and The Wire. Now, Sky launch their much-heralded Sky Atlantic...
Garda Cold Case Team Draw Blank on Raonaid; Investigation Turns Up 'Nothing of Any Significance' on Murdered Girl
Byline: Ken Foy crime correspondent An investigAtion by the garda coldcase unit into the savage murder of teenager Raonaid Murray has failed to make fresh inroads into the case, the irish Mail on sunday can reveal. Despite one of the biggest...
Generation D; Five Volunteers Had Their Vitamin D Levels Tested and the Results Were Shocking. They're All Part of ... ...and Deficiency in This Vitamin, Caused by a Lack of Sun, Can Lead to Diabetes and Osteoporosis
Byline: Bonnie Estridge Cover up. Use a high sun protection factor lotion. Avoid exposure between 10am and 2pm. These have long been the messages from doctors when it comes to avoiding the danger of spending time in the sun - namely, skin cancer....
Get Fit Quick - or Solve Your Own Murder; GAMES
Americans have much bigger houses than us. I had to keep telling myself this as I tried the camera-equipped EA Sports Active 2 (Xbox 360) **** - otherwise I felt like a failure for having such a small front room. Xbox's Kinect sensor asks you to...
Get Knitting with Create and Craft!
In case you haven't heard, there's been a crafty revolution going on over the past few years: knitting. Not only is it fun but you can do it almost anywhere, and once you've mastered the basics you'll be amazed at what you can create. And what better...
Glasgow
1 CAREER LADDER: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut was a pilgrimage for me. Some of the best bands in the past two decades have cut their teeth in this tiny venue. It has consistently been voted Britain's best venue in NME and other music bibles. Oasis travelled...
Gold Spice
I've seen remarkably few celebrities naked. But I have seen Geri Halliwell in just her knickers. It was ten years ago, we were on a magazine cover shoot in Los Angeles, and Geri was trying to decide what to put on. I remember she was as small as a...
GOLD SPICE; after Years Struggling with the Way She Looks, Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Is at Last Happy in Her Own Skin - Flaunting Her Curves in Her New High-Street Swimwear Collection. Here She Talks to Liz Jones about Body Image, Mellow Motherhood, the Rich Legacy (and A-List Fans) of the Spice Girls - and Finding Love with an Alpha Male
Byline: Liz Jones I've seen remarkably few celebrities naked. But I have seen Geri Halliwell in just her knickers. It was ten years ago, we were on a magazine cover shoot in Los Angeles, and Geri was trying to decide what to put on. I remember she...
Goodison Gladness Is Gone in 18 Seconds
Byline: Rob Draper EVERTON 1 Saha (62) CHELSEA 1 Kalou (75) IT WAS only 18 seconds' worth of time yet it could prove pivotal to the seasons of both chelsea and everton. More than 75 minutes had elapsed and seamus coleman, excellent...
Goodwillie Must Focus on Football More Than Ever
Byline: Graeme Croser WITH criminal charges hanging over the head of David Goodwillie, Dundee United manager Peter Houston knows his best player will not be departing before the transfer window shuts. Whether the striker can put the allegations...
GO TEA-TOTAL! You'll Be Less Likely to Have a Brain Tumour or a Stroke, and Will Be Better at Fighting off Infection. So Now Really Is the Time to Put the Kettle On
Byline: Annabel Venning To reap the health benefits of tea you need to drink three cups a day, according to Simon Gibbons, Professor of Phytochemistry at the University of London School of Pharmacy. He suggests drinking one cup in the morning, one...
GO WITH THE GLOW; CORE BALANCE HE YGOOD LOOKING; Feeling Healthy on the Inside Will Benefit the Way You Look on the outside. So Don't Be Shy of Making the Most of the Improvement
Looking after your appearance isn't vanity, it's a necessary - and enjoyable - part of self-care. Remember, everything is connected. Taking care of your outer self helps your inner self, and vice versa. When we look better, we feel happier. And when...
Great Escape as Kalou Lands Sucker Punch; Everton Are Punished for Failing to KO Cup Holders
Byline: Rob Draper iT WAs only 18 seconds' worth of time yet it could prove pivotal to the seasons of both Chelsea and Everton. More than 75 minutes had elapsed and seamus Coleman, excellent throughout, had initially jumped superbly to meet a...
Great Escape as Kalou Lands Sucker Punch; Unfortunate Everton Are Punished for Failing to KO Cup Holders
Byline: Rob Draper EVERTON 1 Saha (62) CHELSEA 1 Kalou (75) IT WAS only 18 seconds' worth of time yet it could prove pivotal to the seasons of both Chelsea and Everton. More than 75 minutes had elapsed and seamus Coleman, excellent...
Gretzky Left out in the Cold as Hockey Chiefs Ignore the 'Great One'; SPORTS USA
Byline: Declan O'Kelly The legendary hockey star Wayne gretzky turned 50 on Wednesday in the same week that the much-maligned nhl all-Star game takes place. One would have thought the event would present the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to...
Grooming of Girls by Asian Gangs Fuelled by Unhappy Arranged Marriages to Cousins Claims Muslim Peer
Byline: Abul Taher A SENIOR Muslim politician has blamed unhappy arranged marriages to cousins for leading some Pakistani men to prey on vulnerable young white girls to fulfil their sexual needs. Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, Britain's first Muslim...
Hail King James the Poet of Pop; If Pinter Made Music, This Is How It Might Sound; MUSIC
Byline: Danny McElhinney, James Blake There's a delicious irony in the fact that the two early musical tastemaking polls of the year place polar opposites Jessie J and James Blake cheek-by-jowl as the acts most likely to make an impact this year....
Hands Gets Support for New EMI Bid
Byline: JON REES FINANCIER Guy Hands is understood to have been approached by new investors ready to back a [pounds sterling]1.6 billion bid by him for EMI, the music firm he owns but which is set to be seized by investment bank Citigroup. Hands'...
Hard Graft in Argentina Offers Solid Foundation for Success; Robinson's Men Should Have Real Belief for This Season's Campaign; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Iwan Tukalo ONLY IN THE MAIL ON SUNDAY A NEW Six Nations championship brings a buzz to the rugby scene: a time of hope, when we can entertain dreams and ambitions before hard reality comes knocking; the prospect of renewing old friendships...
Harry and Chelsy, Back Together by the Big Day?
Byline: Katie Nicholl SHE is currently single and enjoying life in South Africa but Prince Harry's on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy is planning to return to London - and sources say a reconciliation could be on the cards. Zimbabwean-born Chelsy,...
Has NZ Been Sauv-Ing Its Best for This Year?
Byline: MATTHEW NUGENT WINE LIST A combination of perfect climatic and growing conditions has seen New Zealand become synonymous with tangy, tart and racy Sauvignon Blancs over the past 35 years. The international success of this grape variety owes...
HAWAIIAN ODYSSEY; Pete and Sarah Simmonds Unwind on Board Ship as They Cruise across the Pacific towards an Island Adventure
My husband, Pete, has a habit of reminding me of the rather romantic quotation by Mark Twain that concludes, 'Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' He feels it captures his philosophy of life perfectly - but, better still,...
He May Be a Proud Englishman, but Robinson's Fierce Enthusiasm Can Only Drive Scotland to Success
Byline: Steven Donn EVERYONE loves a winner. Perhaps that explains why Andy robinson has been so readily and warmly accepted by the Murrayfield faithful. An englishman coaching a Scotland national side might once have appeared to be a move fraught...
Hereford Fail to Summon Spirit of '72
Byline: ByBob Cass Colin Addison has not changed much in nearly 40 years -- still as sharp as the day he steered his nonleague Hereford to their historic replay victory over First division newcastle United. Yesterday their former manager turned...
Hereford Fail to Summon Spirit of '72
Byline: Bob Cass SHEFFIELD WED 4 Potter (15), Morrison (69, 79 -2 pens), Johnson (77) HEREFORD 1 Fleetwood (9) Colin Addison has not changed much in nearly 40 years -- still as sharp as the day he steered his non-league Hereford to their...
HERE WE GO; Fearless Ireland Are Ready to Step Up on the Big Stage Again
Byline: Mark Gallagher KEVIN O'BRIEN glances up from beneath the peak of his green cap at the big screen. He sees a version of himself, with a more boyish face, saluting the crowd on a crazy St Patrick's Day in the Caribbean. Ireland had just slain...
Honeymoon Heaven; Newlyweds Kate and Tom Andrews Enjoy Their Dream Honeymoon on Caribbean Princess
Tom and I met in South America, where each of us was passing through on gap-year travels, and we both have a passion for being on the move, discovering new places. Now, 12 years down the line, we have finally tied the knot - much to our parents' delight!...
How Braveheart Mob Roughed Up the Lords; ... but at Least They Are Keeping Tubby () Tommy out of Trouble
Byline: James FORSYTH THE NEW POLITICS THE House of Lords is the sleepier, more luxurious end of the Palace of Westminster. Walk down the corridor from the Commons and you are transported to a far more voluptuous place. Chairs are covered in deep...
How Robert De Niro Took on the Neds of Glasgow; Star Snaps Up Movie Rights
Byline: Jody Harrison HE has played some of the most memorable gangsters ever to appear on the silver screen. But megastar Robert De Niro has turned his eye to Scotland for his next movie venture into the murky criminal underworld. The veteran...
How the PLAYERS Rated
Byline: by GRAEME CROSER Marks out of compiled Marks out of 10 ABERDEEN (3-5-2) Jamie LANGFIELD 4 Suspect at Commons' opener and painfully slow to react to Rogne's header for the third RORY McARDLE 5 Probably the pick of the Dons'...
How the Six Nations Coaches Rate Their Prospects of Success
ENGLAND Team Manager: Martin Johnson Captain: Lewis Moody Grand Slams: 12 Last Year: 3rd DID YOU KNOW? England have the best home record of any team in the Six Nations. Twickenham has hosted 22 English wins in 27 home Six Nations fixtures....
How the Six Nations Coaches Rate Their Prospects of Success
ENGLAND Team Manager: Martin Johnson Captain: Lewis Moody Grand Slams: 12 Last Year: 3rd DID YOU KNOW? England have the best home record of any team in the Six Nations. Twickenham has hosted 22 English wins in 27 home Six Nations fixtures. ...
How the Six Nations Coaches Rate Their Prospects of Success
SCOTLAND Head Coach: andy Robinson Captain: alastair Kellock Grand Slams: 3 Last Year: 5th DiD You know? Scotland moved up to their highest place (seventh) in the world rankings last year and won their first-ever series on foreign soil, beating Argentina....
How to Avoid a Mortgage Rejection
Byline: FINANCE By Neil Simpson You've agreed a price for the perfect property, found the perfect mortgage deal and spent forever filling in the application form. What could possibly go wrong? A great deal, say brokers, who claim more than half...
How to Make a Better You in the New Year? Three's the Magic Number. HEALTH CARE
1. TACKLE YOUR TEETH You've only got one set of teeth -- so you should look after them. However, sometimes teeth can fail, become damaged or weakened, or were lost years ago when it wasn't as easy to maintain them as it is today; in these circumstances,...
How to Solve Your Menopause Blues
THE MENOPAUSE CAN be a particularly difficult time in a woman's life, but help is at hand from a specially blended mix of the finest green teas. An organically steamed blend of sencha, wuyi cliff oolong and ouerh, the Tava Tea Wellness Blend has...
Hugh's Grief as Young River Cottage Chef Is Found Hanged
Byline: Simon Trump HugH Fearnley-Whittingstall is in 'deep shock' after a talented young chef who worked for him committed suicide. Philippa Corbin, 27, was found hanged in an outhouse at her parents' farmhouse, which is near the TV chef's famous...
Hull Faithful in Shock after Ashbee's Transfer Request
Byline: Richard Bott HULL CITY 0 QPR 0 HULL captain Ian Ashbee has submitted a written transfer request after nine years with the club and is believed to be looking to join up with his former manager Phil Brown at Preston before the transfer...
Hurts; in a Taxi with. Pop's New Princes Tell Stuart Husband about the Journey from Dole to Duetting with Kylie Photograph ALEX GRACE
Byline: ALEX GRACE As incongruous juxtapositions go, it's hard to beat: in the liner notes of their debut album Happiness, Hurts thank Kylie Minogue and the Department for Work and Pensions. The nod to Kylie is logical - she duets with them on the...
Ibrox Loan Is a Dream Come Blue for Healy
Byline: Fraser Mackie DAVID HEALY will today be granted his dream switch to Rangers after Walter Smith moved to land the Northern Ireland international on loan until the end of the season. The SPL champions have agreed a package to sign the 31-year-old...
I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN; Cunningham Has No Regrets after Quitting Waterford
Byline: Cian Murphy HE STEPS off the GAA's intercounty merry-go-round after 16 years of service to Waterford football. But Stephen Cunningham insists he has no regrets. In fact, he wants you to know he'd do it all over again. He started out in...
I Felt as If I Was Being Burned Alive. I Thought It Was Impossible to Feel This Kind of Agony and Survive. the Worst Injuries the Doctors Had Ever Seen
Byline: by Katie Piper It was just a normal mirror but as I reached for it, my hand trembled. 'Take your time, Katie,' my psychologist Lisa said gently. 'Look at your chest first, then work your way up slowly.' But I didn't do things by halves....
I Felt as If I Was Being Burned Alive. I Thought It Was Impossible to Feel This Kind of Agony and Survive. Worst Injuries the Doctors Had Ever Seen
Byline: by Katie Piper It was just a normal mirror but as I reached for it, my hand trembled. 'Take your time, Katie,' my psychologist, Lisa, said gently. 'Look at your chest first, then work your way up slowly.' But I didn't do things by halves....
I Fought for Our Right to Hear Sinn Fein. That's How I Know They're Talking Utter Gibberish
I AM of a generation of journalists whose early working years were defined by Section 31. Like many things from the past, this is today difficult to contextualise for younger generations but, through the 1970s and 1980s, Section 31 of the Broadcasting...
I Fought for Our Right to Hear Sinn Fein.That's How I Know They're Talking Utter Gibberish
IAM of a generation of journalists whose early working years were defined by Section 31. Like many things from the past, this is today difficult to contextualise for younger generations but, through the 1970s and 1980s, Section 31 of the Broadcasting...
I Had the Perfect Life. Then a Foolish Fling and Vicious Bedroom Catfight Cost Me My Job -and My Reputation; the [Pounds Sterling]100,000-a-Year Yacht Broker Locked Up in Dubai for Illegal Sex Reveals the Traumatic Fallout from the Scandal
Byline: From Amanda Perthen IN DUBAI How Danielle Spencer must have enjoyed her first glimpse of her date's luxury apartment. There was the vast expanse of Italian marble, the fashionable minimalist decor and the floor-to-ceiling windows beyond...
I Happened to Be Watching TV by Chance the Night That Terry Keane Came on. These Things Happen. You Move On
Byline: The Jason O'Toole INTERVIEW AS THE discredited ex-taoiseach lay in a coma on his deathbed, Sean Haughey was resigning himself to the fact that he would never again get to talk to his beloved father. But typical of Charlie Haughey's resilience,...
I Hear Voices, but I'm Not Sure I'm Ill
Byline: Henry Cockburn Ramsgate, where I was staying in a halfway house in 2003, was near the sea, and I would walk the length of the seafront to Broadstairs. Near the house I discovered a plum tree, and I would drag my dad there to eat fresh plums....
'I Know a Lot of Tricks to Make Everything Look Good - Basically Very Good Underwear'
Byline: WORDS BY ALICE BEDFORD She has gone from girl next door to one of our greatest pop divas - and one of the few Aussies to be awarded an OBE. Kylie Minogue is wearing a long peach gown when we meet in London's West End and looks, as we have...
I Lived in a Tin Shack to Curb My Student Debt; Staying in a Slum May Be a Bit Extreme, but There Are Other Ways to Cut the Cost of Going to University
Byline: Stephen Womack Flying off to Africa to stay in a slum for 20p a night may seem an extreme way to cut your student debt - but Craig Smith reckons it was worth it. The 22-year-old is in the final year of a media studies degree at the University...
I'm British Born and Bred. So Why Do I Now Have to Keep Proving It?
Byline: Eileen Fairweather Last week I had a strange experience - I was treated as a foreigner in my own country. I was ordered to submit my passport to an organisation I believe has no ethical right to police my identity. Yet I learned that it...
I'm Starving Myself to Go on TV. Anyone Who Claims to Be Naturally Thin Is a Liar; Vivienne Connolly Reveals Diet She Used Ahead of Fair City Debut
Byline: Patrice Harrington FORMER top model Vivienne Connolly has revealed the 'extreme diet' she has undergone in order to be thin enough to appear on RTE's top-rated soap. Vivienne, a catwalk star of the Eighties and Nineties, has spent several...
I'm Tired of Being the Wife of the Man Who Saved Barclays. I Need to Spread My Wings; Will She Take Half My Cash? Yes, of Course. I'll Give It to Her Happily - It's What She Deserves; EXTRAORDINARY DUAL INTERVIEW One of Britain's Richest Bankers and His Bosnian Refugee Wife Reveal Why They're Both Happy to Be Getting Divorced -- and Won't Be Fighting over His [Pounds Sterling]300m Fortune
Byline: from Caroline Graham IN LOS ANGELES HE IS known as 'the man who saved Barclays', one of Britain's richest bankers with a [pounds sterling]300million fortune. She is the beautiful Bosnian refugee who counts George Clooney and Guy Ritchie...
I'm Tired of Being the Wife of the Man Who Saved Barclays. I Need to Spread My Wings; Will She Take Half My Cash? Yes, of Course. I'll Give It to Her Happily - It's What She Deserves; EXTRAORDINARY DUAL INTERVIEW One of Britain's Richest Both Happy to Be Getting Bankers and His Bosnian Refugee Wife Reveal Why They're Divorced - and Won't Be Fighting over His [Pounds Sterling]300m Fortune
Byline: from Caroline Graham IN LOS ANGELES HE IS known as 'the man who saved Barclays', one of Britain's richest bankers with a [pounds sterling]300million fortune. She is the beautiful Bosnian refugee who counts George Clooney and Guy Ritchie...
In America I'm Just Joe Bloggs, Which Is Great; Time's a Healer for Eddie O'Sullivan
Byline: Liam Heagney IT'S THrEE years since knives were out for Eddie O'Sullivan. A disastrous World Cup, a damaging Six Nations and that was that. His long reign as Ireland coach was abruptly ended. In one sense, his demise was premature. ...
Infrastructure Giant Busy on Buying Spree; Midas
Byline: by Joanne Hart INVESTMENTS EDITOR INFLATION is rising, the economy is shrinking and Bank of England Governor Mervyn King says living standards have not fallen so fast since the Twenties. Against such a background, every little extra helps...
Inside the World of Chalet Girl; Neil English Visits St Anton, the Tyrol's Top Resort and the Spectacular Backdrop for a New Rom-Com
Byline: Neil English MAINSTREAM films dedicated to the relatively small world of skiing are rare, but the movie industry has been busy in the Austrian Alps creating a star-studded feature called Chalet Girl. It premieres in London next week and,...
Investors Find That Money Really Does Grow on Trees; Woodland Owners Enjoying Good Returns Will Be Interested in Any Sale
Byline: Toby Walne THE controversy over the Government's plans for the sale of 75,000 acres of national woodland has intensified the focus on forests as an increasingly popular - and financially rewarding - investment. If the plans go ahead,...
In Which I Try to Reject His Offer
Byline: LIZ JONES'S DIARY Um, skiing, where?' 'Italy. We'd fly to Innsbruck, then I've hired a four by four. I've booked a loft suite in a hotel in the Dolomites.' 'But you know how many airports I've been to in the past year: Florida, Berlin,...
I Saw Philip Cairns Being Driven in a Van; Witness Claims He Saw Missing Boy 25 Years Ago and Gardai 'Did Nothing'
Byline: Ken Foy crime correspondent It Is the tragic mystery that has baffled the country for almost a quarter of a century. schoolboy Philip Cairns, 13, seemingly vanished without trace after leaving his home in Ballyroan, south Co. Dublin,...
Is Fear the Reason for Amir Silence? Pakistan Star Faces Life Ban as He Refuses to Blow the Whistle over Spot-Fixing
Byline: Nick HARRIS INSIDE SPORT TEENAGE fast bowler Mohammad Amir is facing a draconian ban from cricket -- possibly for life -- because he refused to turn whistleblower in the spot-fixing scandal, Inside Sport can reveal. Amir, who has always...
Is It a Bright Idea to Rent out the Roof? Electricity Generated by Solar Panels Is for Free
Byline: Richard Dyson WOULD a company really install [pounds sterling]14,000-worth of solar panels at your home, for free, and then let you use as much of the power generated as you needed - for nothing, for ever? This is the seemingly too-good-tobe-true...
I Spent 15 Years at Sky Sports.It Ruined My Life; Sexism Is the Norm at TV Channel, Says Woman Who Lost Her Home after She Was Reduced to a Nervous Wreck by Stress
Byline: Polly Dunbar FOR most women, the only feasible reaction was disgust. After all, the sexist comments made by Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys demonstrated the sort of casual chauvinism it might be hoped had long been consigned...
IT'S A LONG SHOT; Celts in Bid to Land Reading Striker While Faye Is Eyed as Injuries Mount; EXCLUSIVE; Bhoys Prepare Bids to Land Long and Faye
Byline: Graeme Croser CELTIC are preparing a bid to land Reading's Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long before tomorrow night's transfer deadline. However, Parkhead boss Neil Lennon is also weighing up a loan move for Stoke City's Abdoulaye...
IT'S GAME ON; All the Talk Is of France and England but, for Ireland; O'Driscoll and Co Are on Their Marks and Set for Another Grand Slam Tilt
Byline: Liam Heagney 'I hold my breath and close my eyes And I wait for paradise' - Bruce Springsteen ANOTHER Six Nations, another catchy Bruce Springsteen song reverberating round the head of Brian O'Driscoll. It's rather apt. One legendary...
It's Hardly Equitable, but Take It
Byline: by Jeff Prestridge PERSONAL FINANCE EDITORs A COMPENSATION package of [pounds sterling]1.5 billion for victims of the Equitable Life debacle seems reasonable in such chastened times. After all, it is me and you who will pay for this regulatory...
IT'S OFFICIAL Success in the League Will Also Boost Your Chances in the Championship
Byline: Philip Lanigan JUST AFTER noon tomorrow in Box 686 in Croke Park, president Christy Cooney and Brendan Murphy, CEO of sponsors Allianz Ireland will add a few bells and whistles to the official launch of the National Football League. If either...
I Used to Feel Irresistible to Woman NOT ANY MORE; THE MELANCHOLY CONFESSIONS OF JACK NICHOLSON, BY LOUISE GANNON
Byline: BY LOUISE GANNON Jack Nicholson is in a grand suite in an upmarket hotel overlooking New York's Central Park, enjoying the view - and, in a city with some of the world's most draconian smoking laws, his 12th cigarette of the day. At 73 years...
'I'VE BEEN MENTALLY ILL FOR MOST OF MY LIFE'; despite Helping to Create Some of TV's Funniest Moments, Writer and Comedian Ruby Wax Has Been Plagued by Depression since Childhood. She Is Now Using Her Own Experiences in a New Live Show Which, She Tells Liz Jones, Is about 'Looking for the Manual'
I'm a bit nervous about meeting Ruby Wax. Having watched her on TV over the years, I know she doesn't suffer fools. I know she has a rapier-sharp wit. She is the best, funniest, bravest interviewer in the business. Who else would get into a red swimsuit...
'I'VE BEEN MENTALLY ILL FOR MOST OF MY LIFE'; despite Helping to Create Some of TV's Funniest Moments, Writer and Comedian Ruby Wax Has Been Plagued by Depression since Childhood. She Is Now Using Her Own Experiences in a New Live Show Which, She Tells Liz Jones, Is about 'Looking for the Manual'
Byline: Liz Jones I'm a bit nervous about meeting Ruby Wax. Having watched her on TV over the years, I know she doesn't suffer fools. I know she has a rapier-sharp wit. She is the best, funniest, bravest interviewer in the business. Who else would...
I've Got a Good Idea. How about I Thrash You with a Cane? Kim Kardashian Did as I Told Her but Ricky Called Me a Perv When I Said
Byline: Piers Morgan TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 Interviewed two of the Kardashian sisters today, Kim and Kourtney. Rather like my other 'wife', Paris Hilton, they've managed to build a multimillion-dollar fortune despite having no discernible ability...
I've Never Been Quite So Happy after a Red Card, Says Robertson
Byline: Graeme Croser SCOTT ROBERTSON was a Dundee United villain following his red card against Kilmarnock last weekend, yet he left the field strong in the belief that he had just turned in his best display in 18 months. Sent off following...
I Will Quit If Spurs Get the Stadium
Byline: Mick Collins JEAN PICKERING, the widow of legendary athletics coach and commentator Ron, will turn her back on the sport completely if Tottenham Hotspur's bid for the Olympic Stadium is accepted. 'It'll be the last straw for me,' said...
I Would Welcome a Visit from the Social Services, Says Sinead. I'm F Inding It Hard to Cope as a Mum; in a Searingly Honest Interview, the Singer Appeals for Parenting Help
Byline: Niamh Walsh TROUBLED singer Sinead O'Connor is having so much difficulty coping with one of her children that if social services called, she would welcome them in. Sinead made the admission in a frank and emotional interview following a...
Jailed Sheridan Branded a 'Hypocrite' as He Keeps His Taxpayer-Funded Pension
Byline: Michael Tait scottish political reporter CONVICTED liar Tommy Sheridan was last night branded a 'hypocrite' for hanging on to his lucrative, taxpayer-funded pension. Holyrood officials have admitted they are powerless to prevent the disgraced...
Jason's All Muscles, Murder and Misery; ALSO SHOWING
Byline: Jason Solomons It doesn't take long for Jason Statham to take off his top in The Mechanic (15) ** . A lingering shot of the muscled shoulders and taut stomach has become the former diving champion's signature, along with stubble, guns and...
Jedward Bring in Big Guns; Twins Use Songwriting Team Behind JLS and Sugababes in Bid to Win Eurovision Sing-Off
Byline: Warren Swords The Team behind Jedward have hired a London-based 'hit factory' of songwriters to pen their entry to this year's eurovision competition in an effort to ensure they represent Ireland at the international sing-off. The Lucan...
Jefferies Takes a Swipe at Doubters
Byline: ByJim Black HEARTS manager Jim Jefferies last night rounded on the sceptics who have written off his team as title contenders. The 4-0 thrashing by Celtic last midweek led many observers to suggest the Edinburgh side were well short of...
JOB CLINIC Rewarding an Apprentice
Byline: David Way DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE We are a small business with a great apprentice who has recently looked at some of our existing business systems and suggested improvements. The changes mean we can become much more...
Jonathan Cainer
Byline: Jonathan Cainer Valentine's Day, this year, falls on a Monday. There's an ideal excuse to turn the whole preceding weekend into a festival of romantic gestures. Regardless of the downturn, there'll be an upturn for cosy restaurants and hotels....
Jones Stars for Slade's Heroes to Rock Swansea; Orient into Round Five for First Time in 29 Years
Byline: Peter Harris SWANSEA 1 Van der gun (45) L ORIENT 2 Smith (35), tate (88og) RUSSELL SLADE saluted his leyton Orient shock troops following their success at highflying Championship outfit swansea City. Jimmy smith's first-half...
Jones Stars for Slade's Heroes to Rock Swansea; Orient into Round Five for First Time in 29 Years
Byline: Steve Martyn SWANSEA 1 Van der Gun (45) L ORIENT 2 Smith (35), Tate (88og) RUSSELL SLADE saluted his leyton Orient shock troops following their success at highflying Championship outfit swansea City. Jimmy smith's first-half...
Just like Bertie, This Fianna Fail Leader Got a Helping Hand from CJ Haughey
Byline: Valerie Hanley Charlie haughey's mentoring of his political apprentice Bertie ahern is public knowledge, but what is less well known is that Micheal Martin was also a protege of the 'Boss'. The disgraced former taoiseach plucked the young...
Keane Clears His Boots from Spurs Training Base; Trapattoni Urging Given to Be Patient at Man City
Byline: Darragh Murphy WANTAWAY Ireland striker Robbie Keane has cleared out his boots from Tottenham Hotspur in anticipation of a third consecutive January deadline day transfer - this time across London to Premier League strugglers West Ham. ...
Keeper's Green Display Sends Watford Packing
Byline: ByMick Collins WATFORD 0 BRIGHTON 1 Barnes (16) WATFORD bowed out of the FA Cup after manager Malky Mackay's reshuffle backfired. Having made four changes, among them the introduction of keeper Rene Gilmartin, Watford were dismantled...
Kenny's Property Deal with Nama Developers; RTE Star Is in a Consortium Including Sean Dunne. and Put Together by Derek Quinlan
Byline: Michael O'Farrell investigative correspondent RTE broadcaster Pat Kenny is involved in a Dublin docklands property deal with controversial businessmen including Nama developer Sean Dunne and disgraced Anglo Irish Bank executive Lar Bradshaw,...
Kerry Ease by Clare to Retain McGrath Cup Title
Byline: Murt Murphy munster gaa mcgrath fOOtball cup final killarney KERRY 0-13 CLARE 1-7 WITHOUT ever having to hit top gear, Kerry proved far too strong for a disappointing Clare side to retain the McGrath Cup at Dr Crokes in Killarney....
Kerry Make Short Work of Banner to Retain Their Title
Byline: Murt Murphy MUNSTER GAA MCGRATH FOOTBALL CUP FINAL KILLARNEY KERRY 0-13 CLARE 1-7 WITHOUT ever having to hit top gear, Kerry proved far too strong for a disappointing Clare side to retain the McGrath Cup at Dr Crokes in Killarney....
Kris Can Make Me the SPL's Goals King; Hooper Hopes to Benef It from Commons' Creativity
Byline: Fraser Mackie GARY HOOPER believes his chances of overtaking the departed Kenny Miller at the top of the SPL scoring charts this season have been greatly enhanced by the capture of his former English league foe Kris Commons. The Celtic...