The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 30, 2011

Sarah Is a Supremely Fit Olympian. She and Her Brother Took a Test for the Incurable Hereditary Disease Huntington's. for One of Them, Life Changed in an Instant
Byline: Cathy Wood Olympian Sarah Winckless and older brother Charlie had to endure some harrowing sights as they watched their mother Val stumble awkwardly down the garden path, slur her speech or swing in mood from happy to angry in an instant....
Saturday
Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell (1969) PG 1.05PM, RTE ONE *** Gina Lollobrigida (right) in a fine comic turn stars in this farce as an Italian woman whose scheming comes unstuck when three US servicemen Phil Silvers (left), Peter Lawford and Telly Savalas...
Saturday February 5; Pick of the Day
Faulks On Fiction BBC2, 9pm In our age of celebrity culture, authors have come into the spotlight as much as the characters they create. In this fourpart series, near the start of a year of Books On The BBC, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks...
Say Goodbye to Tired and Swollen Legs
DID YOU KNOW you can improve your circulation simply by swapping the hosiery you wear on a daily basis for compression hosiery? It could help you to prevent conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, spider veins, varicose veins, swollen ankles and tired...
Scrum Not as Bad as It's Made out, Insists Kidney
Byline: Liam Heagney DECLAN Kidney has insisted Ireland's under-fire scrum isn't as hapless as it's being made out to be. Despite bringing Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek on board in November on the recommendation of forwards coach Gert Smal,...
'Scum' Heroin Peddler Felloni Walks Free from Jail after 14 Years
Byline: Ken Foy crime correspondent ONE of Ireland's most notorious drug dealers, the infamous heroin peddler nicknamed 'King Scum', walked free from Mountjoy Jail yesterday morning. With his belongings in five bin bags, Tony Felloni hid his...
See the World in Style; Not Every Voyage Travels from A to B: Why Not Luxuriate on a Cunard Roundtrip Voyage from Southampton?
For many of us, a holiday that doesn't involve flying has immense appeal, so the option of j o i n i n g a Cu n a r d R o u n d t r i p V o y a g e f r o m Southampton is an attractive proposition. The three most famous ocean liners in the world -...
SEOUL FOOD; New Mal-Dong - or as It's Better Known, New Malden: The Unlikely Home of Britain's Korean Food Revolution. LIVE FOR FOOD
Byline: Tom Parker Bowles The restaurant is a brisk walk from the station. Follow the main road past Jin's Estate Management, Han Town Travel ('No 1 in Korea!') and Seoul Plaza, then take a right after Korean Services. You'll wander by a profusion...
Seriously Easy Going
In recent years the TV ads for Malibu rum usually featured people from the Caribbean taking life seriously. In a parody of the stress associated with the Western urban lifestyle, a voiceover at the end says "If people in the Caribbean took life as...
Shine out to Show That Last Year Was No Once-Off Fluke
Byline: Philip Lanigan NomiNated for all Star awards only to be overlooked in the final selection, a trip to Kuala Lumpur as part of the official trip in November helped to soften the blow for Roscommon teammates donal Shine and Cathal Cregg. ...
Short Can Still Be the Height of Glamour; BEAUTY TIPS; STYLISTS' SECRETS; HOT NEW PRODUCTS
Byline: Laura Bermingham Her choice of outfit may have been panned at the Golden Globes Awards recently -- but Scarlett Johansson's choice of hairstyle scored top marks for innovation with a super-short cut. The 26-year-old didn't set pulses...
Shylock Didn't Ask for 454g of Flesh! ... and No One Wants to Drink a Litre of Wine, Says Peter Hitchens. Yet Ten Years after a Market Trader Was Convicted of Selling Bananas by the Pound, the Metric Fanatics' Victory Is Complete
Byline: Peter Hitchens To forget is to betray. That is how I feel when I ponder that it is ten years since poor, brave Steve Thoburn was ordered before an English court for an action that could not possibly be a crime. A market trader who cared...
Since My Mum Passed Away, I've Found Solace in Football; Down All Star Draws on Sad Loss for Inspiration
Byline: Mark Gallagher DANNY HUGHES will be entering uncharted territory next Saturday. When his 10th season as a Down footballer begins in earnest under lights in Castlebar, he knows his movements will be monitored a little more closely than usual....
Sir Alex Tests FA's Resolve with His 'C Team'
Byline: Mark Ryan SIR ALEX FERGUSON risked the wrath of the Football Association last night by fielding what was virtually a reserve team in the FA Cup win at Southampton. In a week that saw ian Holloway's Blackpool fined [pounds sterling]25,000...
Skacel Restores Broken Hearts to Rude Health; Gorgie Title Push Boosted as Driver Returns from Injury
Byline: ByJim Black HEARTS 1 Skacel (3) ST JOHNSTONE 0 HEARTS recovered from their midweek mauling by Celtic to keep alive their dream of at least splitting the Old Firm in the SPL titlerace. A solitary Rudi Skacel goal after three minutes...
Smith's Secret Is Safe; I Know What Walter's Next Move Will Be but I Won't Tell, Says Jefferies
Byline: Graeme Croser PUBLICLY, Walter Smith has been playing it coy with regards to his post-Rangers plans, but in private he has been showing his hand to those closest to him. Hearts manager Jim Jefferies may be a rival but he also counts as...
So Are There 'Dark Forces' at Work - or Is This Simply TV's Very Own Taste of Bigot-Gate?
Byline: Lara Gould MANY people have fallen foul of microphones being left on - none more notoriously than former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was caught out last April branding voter Gillian Duffy 'bigoted' as he sat in his ministerial Jaguar,...
So Could the Tardis Be More Than Just Science Fiction? Academic Says Time Travel Is Set to Become a Reality
Byline: Marc Horne BACK AND FORTH: Doctor Who and Amy Pond travel in time THE idea sprang from the pen of HG Wells, but was dismissed as fantasy by all but the most zealous of science fiction fans. However, a Scottish-based scientist has claimed...
So Is 'St Micheal' Really Squeaky-Clean? over His Dail Career, FF's New Boss Got Thousands in Donations from Controversial Builders and Developers. and with One Friend on the VHI Board and Others in State Roles, Is He Just More of the Same?
Byline: Cormac McQuinn HE apologised for Fianna Fail's mistakes and promised radical reform when elected to the helm of his troubled party last week. And while he is being sold as the new broom that will sweep away the party's chequered past,...
So Is This the Death of the Phone Box? Hundreds of Kiosks Are Never Used at All
Byline: Christine Lavelle THEY often caused queues, harboured dubious odours and required a healthy supply of 10p pieces. But the phone box, once the cornerstone of communication in Britain, is rapidly following the video cassette and cheques...
Solid Stevens Enjoys Return
Byline: Paul Morgan SCARLETS 7 SARACENS 34 MATT STEVENS celebrated his return to top-flight rugby by keeping Saracens in the hunt for their first trophy in 13 years. The former England prop made his first appearance for the Londoners since...
So, Zara, Why IS the Palace Shutting Up Shop on July 30th?
Byline: Mike Merritt WHEN a Scots couple were asked to switch the date of their Edinburgh wedding to make way for another ceremony, the move raised speculation the other bride could be Zara Phillips. Now another pointer to a Scottish royal wedding...
So, Zara, Why IS the Palace Shutting Up Shop on July 30th? Closure Could Be F Inal Clue to Wedding Mystery
Byline: Mike Merritt WHEN a Scots couple were asked to switch the date of their Edinburgh wedding to make way for another ceremony, the move raised speculation the other bride could be Zara Phillips. Now another pointer to a Scottish royal wedding...
SPL Wish to Create a Media Empire Is Just Pure Pie in the Sky; TheCOLUMN
Byline: Roddy Forsyth urn your back for a couple of weeks and what happens? TWell, while this column took its own winter break - a custom the Scottish Premier League has noted and seems intent on duplicating - we were hardly short of incident, were...
Stamping out Bribery May Prove to Be Costly
Byline: Helen Loveless THE Bribery Act - coming into force in April - has been the subject of growing concern about the effect it may have on businesses, especially those working in export markets. This week the Government is expected to set...
Standing Up for the Men in Lycra; GUEST REVIEW Some Comedians Go to the Pub after a Gig. the More Adventurous Ones Hit the Road on a Bike
Byline: John BISHOP Like most kids, I was into biking - but for me that involved trying to jump over obstacles and smashing them up, really. By my late teens I'd pretty much given up travelling on two wheels - then in 1992 I decided on a whim to...
Step into Spring in Style with Bonmarche!
Spring iS faSt approaching. To celebrate, Bonmarche, the womenswear high street favourite with more than 380 stores throughout the UK, is inviting you to treat yourself and welcome the new season in style with a fabulous 20% off in-store and online...
Student Leader Faces Barrage of Anti-Jewish Abuse at Rally
Byline: Ian Gallagher THE president of the National Union of Students was yesterday rescued by police from angry protesters chanting anti-Jewish abuse and demanding his resignation. Aaron Porter was surrounded by a 150-strong mob who broke away...
SULKING TORRES CAN GO FOR [Pounds Sterling]50m; Anelka to Be Part of the Deal That Will Smash British Transfer Record; Dalglish and Owner John W Henry Will Let 'Surly' Striker Join Chelsea; Anelka Is Part of the Package
Byline: Rob Draper REBEL Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will be allowed to leave the Merseyside club before tomorrow's transfer deadline, providing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich comes up with a package which can at least match Anfield's [pounds...
SULKING TORRES CAN GO FOR [Pounds Sterling]50m; Dalglish and Owner John W Henry Will Let 'Surly' Striker Join Chelsea; Anelka to Be Part of the Deal That Will Smash British Transfer Record; Anelka Part of the Torres Package
Byline: Rob Draper REBEL Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will be allowed to leave the club before tomorrow's transfer deadline, providing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich comes up with a package to match Anfield's [pounds sterling]50million valuation....
SULKING TORRES CAN GO FOR [Pounds sterling]50M; Dalglish Prepared to Allow Unhappy Kop Hero Leave but Demands Top Dollar; Anelka Is Part of the Package
Byline: Rob Draper REBEL Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will be allowed to leave the club before tomorrow's transfer deadline, providing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich comes up with a package to match Anfield's [pounds sterling]50million ([euro]58m)...
Sunday
FILM WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE SKY MOVIES PREMIERE, 10.30AM & 5.30PM With help from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, director Spike Jonze brings the beloved children's book to life in a madcap and moving fantasy. FILM P.S. I LOVE YOU CHANNEL 4,...
Sunday January 30; Pick of the Day
The Paedophile Hunters BBC2, 10pm As Cambodia struggles to recover from the debilitating effects of decades of political upheaval, the country faces a new threat. This documentary follows the work of one of the US's largest investigative agencies,...
SUNDAY; Seven Days NIGEL ANDREW'S Guide to the Week's TV
Byline: NIGEL ANDREW Dancing On Ice 6.30PM, 9.30PM, TV3/UTV **** As the 11 remaining celebrities compete to stay in contention, they must tackle the most demanding routines yet - and there are some shock twists that could change everything. ...
SUNDAY; Your Movie Planner
Becket (1964) PG 1.20PM, BBC2 **** Two towering acting talents come head-to-head in this fi ctionalised historical epic. Peter O'Toole is Henry II, Richard Burton is his friend Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. A stylish and robust telling...
Swishy Hair and a Flare for Fun; Fashion for Life
Byline: MIMI SPENCER r ight then, people. Stand by your beds. Look lively. It's the tail end of January, which makes it high time to talk about spring. I do realise that the snowdrops have yet to emerge, let alone the cuckoos to call or the price...
Tax Campaigners to Wage War on Waste from New Office North of the Border
Byline: Mark Howarth A NEW campaigning group has been set up to hold Scotland's politicians to account and monitor the country's out-of-control public sector. TaxpayerScotland is an independent offshoot of the grassroots movement the TaxPayers'...
Taxman Eyes Millions Paid by JP Morgan Via Guernsey
Byline: SIMON WATKINS INVESTMENT banking giant JPMorgan is locked in a row with tax authorities over a scheme used by some of its senior staff to avoid tax on their cash bonuses. The dispute centres on an offshore trust based in Guernsey, set...
Taxman Eyes Millions Paid by JPMorgan Via Guernsey
Byline: SIMON WATKINS INVESTMENT banking giant JPMorgan is locked in a row with tax authorities over a scheme used by some of its senior staff to avoid tax on their cash bonuses. The dispute centres on an offshore trust based in Guernsey, set...
The Celebrity Choice; Seek out the Sun on a Princess Cruises Luxury Liner and Follow in the Footsteps of the A-Listers
While we've been digging out our driveways this bitter winter, Simon Co well was riding around shirtless on a jet ski in balmy Barbados, and fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Cole romped on the warm white sands of Malibu. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey cruised...
The Choral Hit That Took 200 Years to Write
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The Dirty Truth about Britain's Clean, Green Wind Power Dream; in China and Ed Douglas in Scotland
Byline: REPORTS BY SIMON PARRY This toxic lake poisons Chinese farmers, their children and their land. It is what's left behind after making the magnets for Britain's latest wind turbines... and, as a special Live investigation reveals, is merely...
THE DREAM WHISPERER; What Does Your Dream Really Mean - and Why?
Here, our Dream Whisperer, Davina Mackail, a qualified nurse, hypnotherapist and counsellor, interprets a reader's dream Dear Davina I dreamed I was on a beach and my partner had taken all my belongings: my phone, camera -- everything. But then I looked...
The Flowering of Democracy? or the Birth of Another Iran?
Byline: BY IAN BIRRELL For the fifth day in a row, Egypt was consumed with rage, fear and hope yesterday. The streets of ancient cities like Cairo and Alexandria were filled again with the burning anger of brave citizens, desperate to pull down...
The Fourth Dimension; ART
Byline: by Philip Hensher Modern British Sculpture Royal Academy Of Arts, London until April 17 **** Sculpture has become the most flexible of mediums - it now includes collage, 'happenings', video, architecture and pretty well anything else...
The Future's Brighter Than You Think
Byline: William REES-MOGG The closing months of 2010 provided a setback to the improving statistics for the British economy. The final quarter of the year showed a 0.5 per cent contraction of the British economy, according to the Office for National...
The Hemingway Head-Turner
Byline: Angella Johnson HER great-grandfather Ernest may have been an icon of rugged mascu linity with little time for the vanity of fashion - but model Dree Hemingway has just won a coveted plaudit for her wardrobe panache. The up-and-coming...
The Key to Making the Most of Your Retirement? Keep Yourself Active
IF YOU'VE MADE the switch to retirement recently, did you know that you're far more likely to experience difficulties with mobility in your everyday life and activities? Not only that, there's also an increase in the chances of illness in the six years...
The Man Who Kissed Goodbye to Millions by Walking out on Lottery Winner; as Patricia Eisel Returns to Offaly, Estranged Husband Could Claim Share
Byline: Valerie Hanley and Philip Ryan WHEN ironworker Jamie Eisel split from his Irish wife Patricia last year, most thought she had got the raw end of the deal. She seemed shattered by the break-up, while Jamie was said to have toughed it out...
The Medical Professionals; ADVERTISING FEATURE
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The Other Amazing Dream Cotes You Will Love; Normandy and Brittany Have Superb Coastlines - and Are So Easy to Reach
VOILA. We love France and that's official. More than nine million Brits crossed the Channel last year and about a third of them did it by sea. Some headed way south but many chose to sample the delights of Northern France in one of the many campsites,...
The Peer's Lover Reveals Her Real Bedtime Partner; (.and It's a Rolled-Up Towel Which Eases Her Excruciating Back Pain)
Byline: Mark Anstead Birgit Cunningham has at times been in so much pain that she has walked her son Jack home from school with tears streaming down her face. Yet her emotional state is nothing to do with the recent revelations of her torrid affair...
The Prize Crossword
THERE'S an amazing [pounds sterling]1,500 prize for the first correct solution drawn at random in our general knowledge Prize Crossword. The whole family will have fun trying to come up with the answers. Entries must arrive by Friday, February 4 (photocopies...
The Puzzle with a Billion Pieces
Byline: Edna Fernandes India: A Portrait by Patrick French Allen Lane [pounds sterling]25 % [pounds sterling]19.99 inc p&p **** India has long captivated our imagination, from the magic of its fiction to its spirituality and echoes...
The Secrets of My Success
Byline: ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH An amateur bassoonist and Professor Emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith, 62, published almost 30 largely untrumpeted books while teaching law at universities in Ireland, Scotland...
The Six Nations Coaches
England's Martin Johnson Six Nations record: P10 W5, D1 L4 (overall: P25 W11 D 1 L13) The chief executive calls it setting realistic expectations (to finish no worse than second). The headline then becomes "or else" in the newspaper, which is...
THE STRESS FACTOR; CORE BALANCE; It's the Reason Many of Us Put on Weight, Even If We're Eating Healthily and Doing Exercise - Which Is Why Restoring Core Balance Is So Important
Byline: EMOTIONAL RESCUE Unexplained weight gain, especially in middle age, can be a physical indication of a body under prolonged stress. It's a symptom, just as a runny nose is a symptom of your immune system fighting a cold, and not the result...
The Style Issue: Do Act Your Age
Byline: Dylan JONES Occasionally someone will make the mistake of asking me what trousers they should buy, what snowboard they should own or how they should wear their hair. As if I cared; as if I never get out of bed in the morning without making...
The Unashamed Ski Club Scholars; Following the Trinity/UCD Ski-Trip Row, Here Are Just a Few of the Astonishing Pictures Our Top Students Have Posted (with Pride) on the Web
THESE are the extraordinary pictures which show how the 'elite' of the Irish education system are delighted to revel in behaviour which will shock most readers - and the parents who have spent thousands of euros on their educations. A week after...
The WAR of the WORDS; Book of the Week
Byline: Craig Brown The Language Wars by Henry Hitchings John Murray [pounds sterling]17.99. [pounds sterling]15.99 inc p&p ***** Bear with me. At the end of the day, what's not to like about positive feedback vis-a-vis our ongoing...
The WAR of the WORDS; BOOKS
Byline: Craig Brown Book of the Week The Language Wars by Henry Hitchings John Murray [euro]24 ***** Bear with me. At the end of the day, what's not to like about positive feedback vis-a-vis our ongoing lifestyle choices, do you know what...
The Weekly Column That Takes a Really Honest Look at Thirtysomething Life
Byline: Nikki Walsh 'I mean, I feel vertiginous. Don't you feel vertiginous?' I am standing at the window of an apartment in Hanover Quay, looking out at the water with my friend Ciara. We are at a 'Beat the January Blues' party, at the invitation...
The Winner's Enclosure. Champion Jockey AP McCoy Is Selling His [Pounds Sterling]2.5m Berkshire Downs Home So He Can Build a New Dream House in His Paddock
Byline: Sebastian O'Kelly Driving through the electric gates down the long, curving drive to Lodge Down House, you would have to be of a very envious frame of mind to begrudge the material success of its owner. This 6,500sq ft country mansion...
They Want to Shake Us Down for More Taxes. I Say Enough
Byline: Joe Duffy ANONSENSICAL consensus appears to have emerged among all the main parties in the run up to the election: that taxpayers were not squeezed enough during the socalled boom. Well, as I wrote last Sunday, the new 'third tax', the...
Things Are Looking Fine and Dandy as Marnane Looks East
Byline: Paul McNulty AS BANSHA-BASED trainer David Marnane led Dandy Boy into the winners' enclosure at Dubai's billion-dollar Meydan racetrack, he could have been forgiven for taking a look at his surroundings - the five furlong grandstand, the...
Think It Was Right to Sack Andy Gray? See How You Feel When the Thought Police Come for You
Byline: Peter Hitchens I HATE professional football and everything about it. I would leave a railway carriage if andy Gray or Richard Keys got into it, rather than listen to their crude, uninteresting conversation about this extraordinarily dull...
This Week's Must-Have, Must-See, Must-Do
THE GADGET Meridian speakers are usually mind-shreddingly expensive, so a mini-system seemed about as likely as the company doing a vacuum cleaner. But here it is: 30cm high, and connecting to anything from iPods to PCs. The company hasn't changed...
This Week's Sport
LIVE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS SUNDAY EUROSPORT, 8AM; BBC2, 8.15AM An early start is required to catch the men's singles final from Melbourne. In 2010 this was Andy Murray's only Grand Slam final of the year, and he was in superb form again in the early...
This Week's Token and Instant Cash
YOUR new Instant Cash card was in yesterday's Daily Mail Weekend magazine. Scratch off the panel with this week's dates on it (Jan 29-Feb 4) and if you reveal three identical cash amounts you can claim that amount instantly. If you haven't got three...
This Week's Token and Instant Cash
YOUR new Instant Cash card was in yesterday's Daily Mail Weekend magazine. Scratch off the panel with this week's dates on it (Jan 29-Feb 4) and if you reveal three identical cash amounts you can claim that amount instantly. If you haven't got...
Thornhill: A 'Psycho' Would Prevent Hibs Losing the Plot
Byline: James Melville A DIRE sequence of 11 matches without a victory suggests Hibs are dangerously bereft of the qualities required to retain their SPL status this season. But new signing Matt Thornhill believes a throwback to the hero of his...
Thursday
FAMILY SERIOUS EXPLORERS: LIVINGSTONE BBC1, 4.30PM A group of young, modern-day adventurers travel to Africa to retrace the pioneering footsteps of Scottish explorer David Livingstone in series seven of the award-winning show. DOCUMENTARY LOUIS...
Thursday February 3; Pick of the Day
Marchlands ITV1, 9pm All old houses have their secrets, and Marchlands, the home at the centre of this ghost story, is no exception. This new five-part drama seamlessly weaves together the stories of three families living in the house during...
Ticking All the Wrong Boxes; THEATRE
Byline: Michael Moffatt As You Are Now So Once Were We Peacock Theatre Until February 5 * Iexpect that this hour-long production slotted nicely into last year's Fringe as a piece of experimental fun. Transported to the Peacock stage it...
Tony Soprano, Eat Your Heart out; with 225 Actors, 1,000 Extras and a First Episode That Cost [Euro]35m, Will Boardwalk Empire Be the Gangster Drama That Wipes out Its Rivals?
Byline: Lina Das With showgirls, mobsters, shiny spats and bootleg cases of Canadian Club whiskey, the much-anticipated TV series Boardwalk Empire bursts onto our screens this week like a hail of gunfire. It has already been lauded by Time magazine...
Top Bombing, Tom! Daley and His Olympic Partner Pull off the World's Hardest Dive
Byline: Ian Stafford IT is a feat of competition diving so difficult it was once thought impossible - but yesterday two British sportsmen pulled off the manoeuvre dubbed The Big Front. Teenage star Tom Daley and his Olympic partner Pete Waterfield...
Top bombing,Tom! Tom Daley and His Olympic Partner Pull off the World's Most Difficult Dive -an Incredible 41/2 Somersaults in Less Than 2 Seconds
Byline: Ian Stafford IT IS a feat of competition diving so difficult it was once thought impossible - but yesterday two British sportsmen pulled off the manoeuvre dubbed The Big Front. Teenage star Tom Daley and his Olympic partner Pete Waterfield...
Top Bombing, Tom! Tom Daley and His Olympic Partner Pull off the World's Most Difficult Dive --an Incredible 41/ 2 Somersaults in Less Than 2 Seconds
Byline: Ian Stafford IT IS a feat of competition diving so difficult it was once thought impossible - but yesterday two British sportsmen pulled off the manoeuvre dubbed The Big Front. Teenage star Tom Daley and his Olympic partner Pete Waterfield...
Tory Plan to Merge with the Lib Dems
Byline: Simon Walters and Brendan Carlin DAVID CAMERON faced a growing revolt last night over accusations of secret moves to merge the Conservatives with the Liberal Democrats. Rebel Conservative MP Mark Pritchard said Tories are furious at what...
TORY TEACHER 'DESTROYED OUR SCHOOL'; 'Alcatraz' School Shuts after Only 16 Pupils Apply for Places; 'The Publicity That She Generated Was Very Unhelpful. It Certainly Didn't Help in Terms of Pupil Recruitment'
Byline: Glen Owen POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT THE teacher who famously exposed the chaos in Britain's classrooms in a speech to the Tory Party conference was last night at the centre of a furious row over the closure of her old school. Katharine...
TORY TEACHER 'DESTROYED OUR SCHOOL'; 'Alcatraz' School Shuts after Only 16 Pupils Apply for Places; 'The Publicity That the Publicity That She Generated Was Very Unhelpful. It Certainly Didn't Help in Terms of Pupil Recruitment'
Byline: Glen Owen POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT THE teacher who famously exposed the chaos in Britain's classrooms in a speech to the Tory Party conference was last night at the centre of a furious row over the closure of her old school. Katharine...
'Tough' Punishment for Convicts Means Enjoying a Tea Break
Byline: Mark Howarth CRIMINALS will be given lengthy lunch breaks plus time off to collect their benefits under a controversial communi ty just ice scheme introduced in Scotland this week. Instead of being sent to prison, thousands of offenders...
Traders Say a [Pounds Sterling]7bn Bid Is in the Offing as Aviva Circles RSA; Taking Stock
Byline: by Mark Foxwell MARKET chatter last week was that insurance giant Aviva was mulling over a bid for rival RSA. A source close to Aviva, which is advised by brokers JP Morgan Cazenove and Morgan Stanley, said a [pounds sterling]7 billion...
TRAPATTONI KEEPS EYE ON HARD ROAD AHEAD; Veteran Ireland Boss Not Slowing Down as He Gears Sup for a Year Which Will Define His Tenure
Byline: Darragh Murphy GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI leans forward and looks you in the eye. His travails of the past two months are etched in his face. Since the news of his minor stroke leaked out via Italian media sources after Christmas he knows that...
Trite and Offensive. the Legacy of Sky Duo; the NEWS the COLUMN
Byline: Patrick Collins HARRY COHN was the most hated man in hollywood. A brutal tyrant, he ruled Columbia Pictures by fear. Yet when he died, thousands lined the street to watch his funeral cortege pass by. One of his fellow moguls stared in...
Trite, Arrogant and Offensive. What a Way to Be Remembered
Byline: Patrick COLLINS HARRY COHN was the most hated man in Hollywood. A brutal tyrant, he ruled Columbia Pictures by fear and menace. Yet when he died, thousands lined the streets to watch his funeral cortege pass by. One of his fellow moguls...
Tuesday February 1; Pick of the Day
Boardwalk Empire Sky Atlantic, 9pm In 1920, Prohibition comes into force across the US, and while many mourn the loss of drink, for others the business opportunities are hard to resist. Atlantic City treasurer Nucky Thompson (Golden-Globe winner...
TUESDAY; Seven Days NIGEL ANDREW'S Guide to the Week's TV
Byline: NIGEL ANDREW Natural World: Elsa, The Lioness That Changed The World 7PM, BBC2 **** This fascinating and revealing documentary - with contributions from David Attenborough and Born Free star Virginia McKenna - tells how George and Joy...
TUESDAY; Your Movie Planner
Jesse James (1939) U 12.05PM, CH4 *** Henry King's Western chonicling the life of the infamous outlaw hero plays fast and loose with the facts, but is fantastic entertainment. Tyrone Power stars as James, and is joined by Henry Fonda as Jesse's...
Two Faithful Females Backing Murray Today; That's On-Off Love Kim and Their Border Terrier Maggie (and NOT Blonde World No1 Caroline Wozniacki) as Andy Bids to Win First Grand Slam
Byline: From Malcolm Folley IN MELBOURNE TENNIS star Andy Murray yesterday revealed the secret behind his Australian success - daily briefings from his girlfriend back home on the adventures of his dog. If he beats Serbia's Novak Djokovic in...
Two Faithful Females Backing Murray Today; That's On-Off Love Kim and Their Border Terrier Maggie (and NOT Blonde World No1 Caroline Wozniacki) as Andy Bids to Win F Irst Grand Slam
Byline: From Malcolm Folley IN MELBOURNE TENNIS star Andy Murray yesterday revealed the secret behind his Australian success - daily briefings from his girlfriend back home on the adventures of his dog. If he beats Serbia's Novak Djokovic in...
Two-Goal Eagles Has Burton on the Ropes
Byline: Bill Thornton BURNLEY 3 Eagles (29, 0), paterson (90) BURTON 1 Zola (80) CHRIS EAGLES crushed Burton's bid for a fifth-round blockbuster draw with a display that suggested he will soon be heading back to the top flight. If...
Two Kids, Just One Game Boy, and Holiday Is Already Ruined
Byline: Mary Stanley SOMETIMES I think that when you have young children, a lot of the fun of summer holidays is in the planning (yes, it's that time already) rather than in the reality. Last year, I went by myself to Canada and I was slightly apprehensive...
Uganda 'Lesbian' Wins Deportation Reprieve as She Waits on Plane
Byline: Jo Macfarlane A UgAndAn woman who claims she is a lesbian has won a temporary injunction against deportation from the UK after she said she would be killed if she returned to her home country. Brenda namigadde, 29, who fled to the UK...
United Tests FA's Resolve with 'C Team'
Byline: Mark Ryan ALEX FERGUSON risked the wrath of the Football Association last night by fielding what was virtually a reserve team in the FA Cup win at southampton. In a week that saw Ian Holloway's Blackpool fined [pounds sterling]25,000...
Unrest Would Not Keep Me out of Luxor
Byline: Roslyn Dee Award-winning travel writer ros.dee@assocnews.ie Would it be irresponsible of me, in light of the ongoing civil unrest in Egypt, to suggest that if you have booked a holiday to that neck of the woods, you should carry on and go...
Up to 20% off* at Debenhams
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Van Nistelrooy's Lack of Loyalty to Hamburg Is Just a Wee Bit Ruud
Byline: EUROVIEW with Graham hunter There is a popular but infuriating pub quiz question which asks you to name the footballers who have never won the european Cup but have played for four or more clubs who, during their history, have done so. ...
Victims Get Power to Sue Police If They Fail to Tackle Yobs
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Victorians with Real Value
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