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Articles from March 11, 2012

40 Years Ago All It Had Was Pearl Fishermen ... Now It Powers Our Homes (and It's Got the World Cup)
Byline: SPECIAL REPORT FROM Edna Fernandes IN QATAR Creeping steadily above the London skyline, the Shard will be Europe's tallest building when it is finally finished in a few weeks' time: an extraordinary monument to glass, steel and sheer ambition....
40 Years Ago All It Had Was Pearl Fishermen ... Now It Powers Our Homes (and It's Got the World Cup); SPECIAL REPORT; 'They're Secretive Playboy Investors'
Byline: FROM Edna Fernandes IN QATAR Creeping steadily above the London skyline, the Shard will be Europe's tallest building when it is finally finished in a few weeks' time: an extraordinary monument to glass, steel and sheer ambition. And an appropriate...
5 of the Best INFRARED REMEDIES
Infrared therapy uses invisible light to penetrate the skin and may help with a variety of ailments, including muscle pain, arthritis and poor circulation, and it can even speed up the healing of cold sores. Once the preserve of specialist clinics...
After My Husband's Death, Dragons' Den Restored My Faith in Life. and in Ireland
Byline: NORAH CASEY DON'T miss an episode of Dragons' Den this season: not just because it is compelling to watch but, like all good TV, you will find yourself cheering the underdogs, incredulous at the bluffers and moved to tears by the many incredible...
A Helpful Hint for Troubled Advice Service
Byline: by Jeff Prestridge PERSONAL FINANCE EDITOR Perhaps the Money Advice Service will come good at some stage, but so far it has done little to convince me it is the right organisation to help consumers get to grips with their finances. Four...
All aboard for Surfing, Skating and Ben & Jerry's for Breakfast
Byline: Amy Watkins MY INTERACTIVE cabin TV was trying to convince me to head down to Ben & Jerry's and get stuck in to some ice cream for breakfast. I was tempted but I had busy day of iceskating and boogie-boarding to look forward to. Not...
All Change for Hamilton in Bid to Be Number One; 2012 F1 World Championship
Byline: Malcolm Folley WHEN Lewis Hamilton caught a flight to Australia yesterday, he vowed to leave behind the baggage he acquired last year when he was relegated to being the second-best driver at McLaren. 'It's a new year, a new chapter and...
All Change for Hamilton in Bid to Be the Top Dog
Byline: Malcolm Folley WHEN Lewis Hamilton caught a flight to Australia yesterday, he vowed to leave behind the baggage he acquired last year when he was relegated to being the second-best driver at McLaren. 'It's a new year, a new chapter and...
All Change for Hamilton in Bid to Get Back to No1
Byline: Malcolm Folley WHEN Lewis Hamilton caught a flight to Australia yesterday, he vowed to leave behind the baggage he acquired last year when he was relegated to being the second-best driver at McLaren. 'It's a new year, a new chapter and...
A Model amid All the Posers
Byline: Georgina Brown The Leisure Society Trafalgar Studios, London 1hr 35mins (no interval) All New People Duke Of York's Theatre, London 1hr 30mins (no interval) Such is the precarious economic climate that theatre producers daren't risk a West...
And the Lord Said, Let There Be Light from the Roof
Byline: TOM McGHIE THE Lord, it seems, will not provide everything. While worshipping the sun has been consigned to history, it still comes in handy for lighting the vicarage. More than 100 churches and vicarages have gone solar in the past few...
And There Goes Juan Manuel Fangio!
CORRECTION: Live magazine said last week that Formula 1 driver Jochen Rindt never won a championship. In fact he won posthumously in 1970 after his tragic death at Monza near the end of the season. The new F1 season is just days away - but how would...
Angry Fans Hit out at Wolves Board as Hoilett Adds to Joy of the Rovers
Byline: Chris Moore WOLVES 0 BLACKBURN 2 Hoilett (43, 69) DAVID HOILETT'S two goals left woeful Wolves deep in relegation trouble following a fifth successive defeat in front of their own supporters. And the fans are blaming Molineux's...
ASDF: Ireland's Rory Best, Donncha [...]
ASDF: Ireland's Rory Best, Donncha Ryan and Cian Healy congratulate try scorer Eoin Reddan DECLAN KIDNEY has revealed he had a midweek showdown with IRB referees chief Paddy O"Brien about the manner in which his side have been refereed in this season's...
Authors of Their Own Misfortune
Byline: Craig Brown Book of the Week New Ways To Kill Your Mother by Colm Toibin Viking [pounds sterling]20 [pounds sterling]15.99 inc p&p **** After reading this book, most parents will be left hoping their child becomes a butcher,...
Aviva Failed My Father When He Needed Help
Byline: Jo Thornhill DAVID DEWE thought he had made a prudent decision when he bought cover for his mobile home. He was with one of the biggest names in the business - Aviva. But the insurance giant failed David after a devastating fire in 2006....
Baby Boomer OAPs
Byline: Adam Shergold THEY were conceived in the joyful aftermath of the Second World War and have lived through an unprecedented era of change. Now Scotland's so-called Baby Boomers are officially about to enter old age. Research by The Scottish...
Bag a Trend; FOR THE MUM WHO LOVES TO
We may sometimes be old bags. But that's only because we need a new bag! Or shoes. Maybe a purse... Here's what most mums will want in the accessories department. Set of two green, orange and grey Plastic Cuffs and Leaf Necklace [pounds sterling]24.99...
BBC Spends Thousands Paying off Staff ... Then Re-Hires Them
Byline: Miles Goslett THE BBC has re-hired six members of staff less than two years after they were given lucrative redundancy payoffs. The six are among more than 1,000 employees who received severance packages worth up to hundreds of thousands...
Beat Celtic and We'll Repeat Our 2010 Heroics, Says Daly
Byline: Jon Shaw DUNDEE UNITED captain Jon Daly reckons the exuberance of youth can help his team dump Celtic out of the Scottish Cup. The Tannadice side will be looking towards Gary Mackay-Steven and Johnny Russell to produce similar performances...
Beattie Is Not Blaming Blundering Officials
Byline: Phil Gordon CRAIG BEATTIE refused to blame the assistant referee who cost Hearts a place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals by wrongly disallowing his second 'goal' in the 2-2 draw with St Mirren. Television pictures showed the new Tynecastle...
Beauty Bulletin
Byline: L AU R ABERMINGHAM BEAUTY TIPS, STYLISTS' SECRETS, HOT NEW PRODUCTS NAIL THAT ART It's all about the nails this season, ladies! As we get accustomed to wearing brighter fashions and embrace more colourful make-up one fact is true - you will...
Being a 'Crazy Pet Person' Can Give You a Longer Life
Byline: Christine Webber PSYCHOTHERAPIST Author Judith Summers pushes her aged King Charles spaniel George around in a buggy, while another dog owner crawled across a frozen river last month to save the family pet after it plunged through the ice....
Bendtner's Comic Relief; Liverpool Rocked by New Punchline at O'Neill Comedy Club
Byline: Bob Cass 1 SUNDERLAND Bendtner (56) 0 LIVERPOOL IT WAS not quite the beachball farce of 2009 that earned Sunderland a rare victory against Liverpool -- but in the glossary of comical goals, Nicklas Bendtner's winner was not a bad...
Big Bother Brewing at Bayern as Basle Aim to Finish the Job; EURO VIEW
Byline: with Graham Hunter EVIDENTLY, Bayern Munich are not au fait with the concept of the vote of confidence. As we all know, it works like this: manager struggles a little bit, the media nibble at the story, punters pontificate, the club state...
Brewster Sees a Bit of Barca in Cultured Charlie
Byline: Graeme Croser ASK Craig Brewster about his days coaching a teenaged Charlie Mulgrew and he recounts tales of a young lad with a wand of a left foot, yet hampered by a poor sense of his defensive duties. Fast-forward six years and the former...
Britain's Most Expensive - and Most Contentious - Game Show
RED Or Black? was launched in a blaze of publicity by ITV and Simon Cowell's SycoTV production company last September. With a [pounds sterling]15million budget it was the most expensive game show ever devised - and producers assumed it would be...
Britain's Most Expensive - and Most Contentious - Game Show
RED Or Black? was launched in a blaze of publicity by ITV and Simon Cowell's Syco TV production company last September. With a [pounds sterling]15million budget it was the most expensive game show ever devised - and producers assumed that it would...
Britain's New Golden Girl: Don't Call Me Plastic; Aldama Wins the Triple Jump While GB Captain Porter Snatches a Silver
Byline: From Ian Stafford IN ISTANBUL YAMILE ALDAMA wrapped herself yesterday in the Union flag and defiantly dared anyone to call her a 'Plastic Brit' as she celebrated a gold medal performance. The woman who won a world indoor triple jump silver...
British Portfolio Cuts Loose Its Fund Manager; FUND FOCUS
Byline: Jeff Prestridge GETTING rid of a fund manager is something investment trust boards do only as a last resort, but they are increasingly using this tool in the fight for superior shareholder returns. It was confirmed last week that British...
... but Buying Is Still Possible If You Steer Clear of Big Cities
THE relationship between earnings and house prices differs widely throughout the country, making some areas far more affordable for first-time buyers than others. London and the South East and cities such as Edinburgh, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool...
Cameron 'Forced to Visit' Kazakh Dictator over UK Weapons Trains; Iron-Fisted Ruler Demands Trip in Exchange for Exit Route from Afghanistan
Byline: Will Stewart and Glen Owen DAVID CAMERON is being 'forced' to pay a personal visit to a feared Central Asian dictator as part of a deal to secure the return of Britain's military equipment when our forces pull out of Afghanistan. Diplomatic...
'Can't See My Feet! He's Getting Big.'
Byline: Andrea Magrath SHE has just seven weeks of her pregnancy to go. And Peaches Geldof has finally reached the milestone that every mother-to-be faces: losing sight of her feet. Bob Geldof's daughter, who will turn 23 next week, tweeted a...
Captain's Catastrophe; Zaliukas Own Goal a Stunner for Hearts as Battling Saints Earn a Replay
Byline: Phil Gordon HEARTS Beattie (37), Skacel (48) ST MIRREN 2 Carey (27), Zaliukas (84 og) MARIUS ZALIUKAS was the unwitting fall guy who prevented Hearts from reaching the last four of the Scottish Cup, with an own goal that silenced...
Catalogue of Crime on Thin Blue Line
Byline: Fiona McWhirter MORE than 40 police officers in Scotland have been convicted of offences in the past two years - yet only three have been sacked. The men and women employed to catch criminals have instead fallen foul of the law themselves...
Cattle's Highland Fling with Foreign Farmers
Byline: Geraldine McKelvie WITH its broad horns and long coat, the 'heilan coo' has long been one of Scotland's most recognisable native animals. But it is now also one of the most expensive, with the price of Highland cattle hitting an all-time...
CDs
Byline: Adam Woods Michael Kiwanuka Home Again Polydor, out tomorrow **** From the moment the curtain opens on Tell Me A Tale's strummed guitar and fluttering flutes, seemingly on loan from Terry Callier or similar soul-jazz great, we're...
Champion Show as County Set a Record; FIRST DIVISION
HAMILTON 0 ROSS COUNTY 2 ROSS COUNTY'S march to the SPL continued with an easy win which set a new First Division record of 24 games unbeaten at the ground where they last lost in the league -- seven months ago. The three points were all but...
Change for the Better
Byline: Fraser Mackie CRAIG LEVEIN is convinced he will be able to spend more quality time with his Scotland players thanks to a new-look international calendar set to be rubber-stamped by FIFA later this month. Starting with the campaign leading...
Cheer Up Darlin'! ...Well, Perhaps I Will When Men Stop Making Stupid, Sexist Remarks
Byline: Suzanne Moore WALKING along in the sun, I felt full of the joys of spring until a man was in my face saying: 'Cheer up, darlin'. It might never happen.' It happened. It always happens. It happened to my friend in a hospital corridor just...
Christ Church to Screen a Horror Movie on Exorcism
Byline: Warren Swords ORGANISERS of the Irish premiere of The Devil Inside couldn't have picked a more apt venue to screen a terrifying exorcism film. The horror - which one critic described as 'spew-inducing' - is being screened in the knave...
Cindy: Kaia Has My Skin, My Legs, My Hair - and I Want Them Back!
Byline: From Daniel Bates IN NEW YORK THE likeness is stunning. Kaia Gerber is every inch the model of her mother Cindy Crawford, making Cindy, 46, proud and, she confesses, a little jealous. Asked if she was worried about getting older, the...
CLEARING THE WAY FOR NEW OWNERS; Barriers Coming Down at Rangers as Far East Bid Emerges; Ticketus Doubts to Hit Murray's Plans; Sale Sharks Chief Meets with McCoist
RANGERS' administrators believe they can strip away all major hurdles in the way of establishing stable new ownership at Ibrox within two months -- as mystery bidders from the Far East emerged among the front-runners and fresh doubts were cast on the...
CLEARING THE WAY FOR NEW OWNERS; Barriers Coming Down at Rangers as Far East Bid Emerges; Ticketus Doubts to Hit Murray's Plans; Shamed Whyte Is Branded 'Irrelevant'
Byline: Fraser Mackie RANGERS' administrators believe they can strip away all major hurdles in the way of establishing stable new ownership at Ibrox within two months -- as mystery bidders from the Far East emerged among the front-runners and fresh...
Clegg's Gone off the High Board - Now It's Government or Bust
Byline: JAMES FORSYTH IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER THE current divide in the Liberal Democrats is best summed up by an email that its party president sent members just before their spring conference. Tim Farron, a populist backbencher elected to the...
Control the Cowboy Brokers; Utility Giants 'Must Protect Firms from the Mis-Selling of Energy Deals'
Byline: Helen Loveless ENERGY suppliers must take greater responsibility for business contracts arranged through brokers, say experts. Concerns have been growing about small businesses being missold gas and electricity contracts by unregulated...
COYLE'S MEN GRAB LIFELINE; Klasnic Strike Lifts Bolton out of Drop Zone as Rangers Rage over Line Call
Byline: Bill Thornton BOLTON 2 Pratley (37), Klasnic (86) QPR 1 Cisse (48) IVAN KLASNIC came off the bench to raise the roof at the Reebok and complete an afternoon of fury and despair for Mark Hughes and his Queens Park Rangers side....
Crimewatch Bid to Track Down Jenny's Killer
Byline: Claire Diamond THE murder of a Scottish pensioner bludgeoned to death in her own home may be featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme in a bid to catch her killer. Jenny Methven, who should have celebrated her 81st birthday last week,...
Cross? No, I'm Bloody Furious That outside Influences Are Killing Football
Byline: Joe BROLLY FIFTEEN minutes into Derry's recent league game against Monaghan at Celtic Park, as the home side handpassed the ball across their half back line, a Derry supporter seated behind Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin...
Davies Back from Brink to Claim His Place at Olympics
Byline: Martha Kelner DAVID DAVIES has been through a physical and emotional battle to get to the Olympics -- and yesterday he became the final qualifier from the national selection trials less than a year after almost quitting the sport. He...
Death Knell for the Age of Owning Your Home; Majority of New Lending Is Going into Buy-to-Lets; SPECIAL INVESTIGATION; End to Age of Home Ownership?
Byline: RICHARD DYSON BANKS and building societies are lending more money to landlords than to ordinary homeowners, a study of mortgage data has revealed. It is the latest sign of Britain's dysfunctional housing market in which buy-to-let purchasers...
Delia: Militant Atheists Are Busting a Gut to Drive Christians off the Radar
Byline: Simon Walters and Glen Owen DELIA SMITH is mounting a campaign to defend Christianity against attacks by 'militant neo-atheists' - who she claims are engaged in a 'running battle' with believers. The veteran television cookery expert...
Delia: Neo-Atheists Are Busting a Gut to Drive Christians off the Radar
Byline: Simon Walters and Glen Owen DELIA Smith is mounting a campaign to defend Christianity against attacks by 'militant neo-atheists' - who she claims are engaged in a 'running battle' with believers. The veteran television chef was prompted...
Dial 101 If You Want the Police - but You'll Have to Pay for the Call
Byline: Andrew Picken SCOTTISH POLITICAL EDITOR SCOTS could soon be charged to phone the police under a shake-up of the emergency services. The Government is planning to create a new '101' number people can dial to contact the police in non-emergency...
Did Abortion Hacker Also Hit the FBI?
Byline: Steve Farrell A MEMBER of hacking group Anonymous who broke into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider may also have launched cyber attacks on the CIA, FBI and Houses of Parliament, a court heard yesterday. James Jeffery, 27,...
Di Matteo in Pact with Players
Byline: Rob Draper CHELSEA'S caretaker manager, Roberto Di Matteo, has called in senior players at the troubled club to forge a pact to work together until the end of the season. Di Matteo's move followed the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, whose...
Di Matteo Keeps Cool for Chelsea
Byline: Rob Draper 1 CHELSEA Drogba (68) 0 STOKE IF nothing else, the prognosis looks more hopeful at Stamford Bridge than it did a week ago. Two routine if unspectacular wins and, yesterday, the return of the old guard to the team have at least...
Di Matteo Keeps Cool for Chelsea; Stoke Undone by Fuller Red and Drogba's Strike Boosts Stand-In Boss
Byline: Rob Draper 1 CHELSEA Drogba (68) 0 STOKE IF nothing else, the prognosis looks more hopeful at Stamford Bridge than it did a week ago. Two routine if unspectacular wins and, yesterday, the return of the old guard to the team have...
Di Matteo Keeps Cool for Chelsea; Stoke Undone by Fuller Red as Drogba's Strike Boosts Stand-In Boss
Byline: Rob Draper CHELSEA Drogba 1 STOKE 0 IF nothing else, the prognosis looks more hopeful at Stamford Bridge than it did a week ago. Two routine if unspectacular wins and, yesterday, the return of the old guard to the team have at least...
DI MATTEO'S PACT WITH HIS PLAYERS; Jose and Pep out of the Chelsea Running
Byline: Rob Draper CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER CHELSEA'S caretaker manager, Roberto Di Matteo, has called in senior players at the troubled club to forge a pact to work together until the end of the season. Di Matteo's move followed the sacking of...
Dixon Remains Positive over Cap Setbacks
Byline: Fraser Mackie PAUL DIXON had been blissfully unaware of his latest brush with Scotland cap misfortune last week, until Peter Houston was kind enough to deliver a classic 'good news, bad news' bulletin on return from Slovenia. The Dundee...
Doctors Carry out More Tests to Solve McBride Mystery; Results Could Take More Than a Month
Byline: Fiona McWhirter and Imtiaz Hussain FURTHER medical tests are being carried out to establish if leading Scots QC Paul McBride could have died of an overdose. Doctors in Pakistan, where the 47-year-old died earlier this month, discovered...
Domenica Wants to Know When She'll Be Normal. I Want to Know, What Will She Do When I'm Gone? the Mother of Diana's Down's Syndrome Goddaughter Reveals Her Greatest Torment ... How to Prepare Her for the Inevitable Moment She Is on Her Own
Byline: by Rosa Monckton HAVING been away for a few days, I walked into the house to be met by my 16-year-old daughter, Domenica, usually so happy and bouncy. 'Why am I a Down's Syndrome?' was her greeting. 'Why can't I do maths?' Followed by the...
Doyle Claims His New Show Is a Great Success despite Its Poor Ratings
Byline: Warren Swords took over as host. Doyle is rapidly running out of excuses to explain his low ratings. In the past, he has blamed everything from the Rugby World Cup to lack of money at RTE for The Social's dismal figures. But even he had...
Dripping with Evil; GAMES
Byline: by Rob Waugh Milla Jovovich's unending series of Resident Evil films may still be crawling with zombies, but the games have moved far beyond the living dead. In Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS) the usual cast are assaulted by 'The Ooze',...
Easter, the Perfect Time for a Cracking Adventure; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
CORRECTION: A story last week referred to Lake Windermere. The correct name is simply Windermere AFTER a long, hard winter, all we really want is a well-deserved Easter break. And, whether it be searching all over London for designer eggs at the...
EASY FOR REBELS; Cork Are Very Much at Home in Portlaoise
Byline: Cian Murphy ALLIANZ FL DIVISION 1 PORTLAOISE CORK 2-14 LAOIS 0-10 CORK heaped more misery on Laois with a demolition job in Portlaoise last night. A week on from the sharp lesson handed out by All-Ireland champions Dublin, it was...
Eight Months on and Pregnant Peaches Bids Her Feet Goodbye
Byline: Andrea Magrath SHE has just seven weeks of her pregnancy to go. And Peaches Geldof has finally reached the milestone that every mother-to-be faces: losing sight of her feet. Bob Geldof's daughter, who will turn 23 next week, tweeted a...
Elementary for Watson
Byline: Mark Gallagher THE LAST time Liam Watson played at Croke Park, he nailed six magnificent points from play and spent over an hour terrorising the Cork defence during the 2010 All-Ireland quarterfinal. But it's not the majesty of his performance...
Engineering a Shift in Their Pay Culture Is in Banks' Interests; Taking Stock
Byline: by Simon Watkins FRIDAY was a good day to bury big bonuses. Barclays issued its annual report at lunchtime according to a longestablished timetable, but swiftly afterwards and several days earlier than expected, Royal Bank of Scotland dished...
England Forced to Throw Sharples in against France; Six Nations 2012
Byline: From Sam Peters IN PARIS FLYING winger Charlie Sharples will today make his first England start in the cauldron-like atmosphere of the Stade de France after David Strettle's injury jinx struck again. The 22-year-old Gloucester three-quarter,...
England Forced to Throw Sharples in against France; SixNations 2012
Byline: From Sam Peters IN PARIS FLYING winger Charlie Sharples will today make his first England start in the cauldron-like atmosphere of the Stade de France after David Strettle's injury jinx struck again. The 22-year-old Gloucester three-quarter,...
England Must Find Answer to France's Slimline Cheetah
Byline: Sam Peters WESLEY FOFANA, the French centre known as The Cheetah for his lithe physique and startling speed, is in the process of debunking the myth that all rugby players must be hulking giants. The 5ft 10in France centre, who will pose...
Ennis: I'm Not Favourite for London
Byline: From Ian Stafford JESSICA ENNIS has admitted she no longer sees herself as favourite to win Olympic heptathlon gold in London after being beaten in the pentathlon at the world indoor championships in Istanbul. Successive silver medals...
Enough Chat out of Tubridy? Not by Half, at Least as RTE Sees It
AS IF we didn't see enough of Ryan Tubridy interviewing, for the most part, C-list celebrities on the Late Late, stand by for a double dose of the broadcaster with the sting of a butterfly. The Blackrock-born bundle of bonhonie was strongly rumoured...
Eon 'Has No Plans to End Doorstop Sales'; Energy Giant Brushes Aside [Pounds Sterling]4.5m Penalty on EDF
Byline: Jo Thornhill PRESSURE is growing on energy giant Eon to halt doorstep selling after rival EDF Energy was ordered to pay out [pounds sterling]4.5 million over its questionable sales practices. Regulator Ofgem announced the penalty on Friday....
Faldo:
Byline: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Malcolm FOLLEY CHIEF SPORTS REPORTER KING OF THE CASTLE: Sir Nick Faldo in Windsor last week and (right) after his famous US Masters victory over Greg Norman at Augusta in 1996 ON THE other side of the Atlantic, Sir Nick...
Falling for BRAZIL; Sian Lloyd Is Smitten by the Breathtaking Scenery and Amazing Diversity of the World's Fifth Largest Nation
Byline: Sian Lloyd BRAZIL has always fascinated me. When I was little, I was obsessed with anything to do with the mighty Amazon. I grew up on Brazilian coffee and still drink gallons of the stuff. The only hair product that has ever given me gorgeous...
Feel the Force of Florence
Byline: Tim de Lisle Florence + The Machine Bournemouth International Centre Adam Cohen Union Chapel, London herever you look in today's pop landscape, Wyou see a female solo artist. At the Brits, the Best British Female category used to feel as...
FF Was Far Fairer Than Labour and FG in Spreading Pain of Austerity
Byline: Ireland's most Colm Rapple trusted finance and money writer colm.rapple@mailonsunday.ie my view There was to be a major reform of capital taxes this year. The main objective was to raise revenue but presumably it was also to remove anomalies...
FG LAMBASTS 'SUBVERSIVE' JOAN BURTON; Her 'Straight Talk' Drives a Wedge in the Coalition; Burton's Call for Bank Debt Deal Infuriates FG Partners
Byline: John Lee POLITICAL EDITOR INFURIATED Fine Gael ministers are demanding Labour leader Eamon Gilmore discipline Joan Burton over her 'subversive' call for an EU deal on Ireland's [euro]31bn bank debt. Tensions between the Coalition parties...
First Haggis So Sonsie as He Dreams of Beyonce
Byline: SKETCH By John MacLeod THE Rt Hon Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond, MSP, PC, duly ascends the stage, great tummy going before him like the advance-guard of a royal procession. He is the only show in town, apart from the knitters' convention...
Flower Backing Strauss to Find His Form Again
Byline: CRICKET By Bill Day ANDY FLOWER launched a passionate defence of Andrew Strauss last night amid fears that the England captain's loss of form is becoming a threat to his place in the Test team that flew out to join him in Sri Lanka yesterday....
Flower Backing Strauss to Find His Form Again
Byline: Bill Day ANDY FLOWER launched a passionate defence of Andrew Strauss last night over fears that the England captain's loss of form was becoming a threat to his place in the Test team as the squad flew out to join their captain in Sri Lanka...
Follow Your Heart. to the Frozen Food or a Jeweller
Byline: Kate Kerrigan HERE'S something weird. During the biggest recession this country has experienced, when businesses are closing every day, the family jewellery firm Brereton opens a spanking new [euro]1.1m shop on Grafton Street. Seemingly,...
For Jackie, It's Enough Already
Byline: Mark Wareham At the grand old age of 75, New York's Jackie Mason (Wyndham's Theatre, Lon ????) is performing a five-week West End residency. It's his last tour: on this evidence, Mason is leaving with his acerbic faculties intact. Still,...
Formidable Delia Right to Raise the Alarm
DELIA SMITH is not exactly a prophet crying in the wilderness. She is best known for two very mainstream enthusiasms, simple cookery and a love of football. That is why her website outburst against militant secularists is so interesting. If Delia...
FOR THE MUM WHO LOVES TO... Laugh Cry & Sing
If gift selection were an exam, then books, CDs and DVDs would be an A-level - possibly even an Oxbridge entrance paper. Get it wrong and offence could be caused. With this tightrope in mind, we've picked the best of the new releases. BOOKS Making...
Foul Play? It's Time to Call in the Doggy DNA Detectives
Byline: Mike Merritt IT is one of the most disgusting irritations of modern society - irresponsible dog-owners who let their pets foul parks, playing fields and pavements. But a new hi-tech weapon that could end the menace of dogfouling is to...
FREE Mary Berry Recipe Card; Promotions
QUEEN of cakes Mary Berry, one of the UK's best-loved chefs, is sharing her wisdom with our readers in an exclusive collection of glossy, wipe-clean recipe cards - and today's card is FREE inside your Mail on Sunday. Cakes are made to be shared,...
Furious Hughes: A This May Send Us Down; QPR Are 'Robbed' after Officials Disallow a Goal with the Ball Two Feet over the Line! ANOTHER COSTLY BLUNDER: How Much Longer Can Football Allow This Farce to Go On?
Byline: Bill Thornton AT THE REEBOK STADIUM Bolton 2 QPR 1 MARK HUGHES last night blasted the Football Association and match officials at Bolton. Their failure to award his QPR side a goal despite the ball being clearly two feet over the line...
Furious Hughes: This May Send Us Down; QPR Are 'Robbed' after off Icials Disallow a Goal with the Ball Two Feet over the Line! ANOTHER COSTLY BLUNDER: How Much Longer Can Football Allow This Farce to Go On?
Byline: Bill Thornton AT THE REEBOK STADIUM Bolton 2 QPR 1 MARK HUGHES last night blasted the Football Association and match officials at Bolton. Their failure to award his QPR side a goal despite the ball being clearly two feet over the line...
GAA Plans to Construct Canyon-Style Skywalk from Roof of Croke Park
Byline: Philip Lanigan CROKE Park stadium director Peter McKenna has revealed details of a spectacular roof-top tour of Croke Park, which will be launched in May. One special feature includes what he lightly terms an "OMG [Oh My God] walk" which...
Games with Ireland and France to Define Lancaster's Caretaker Reign, Insists Back
Byline: ByLiam Heagney NEIL BACK cuts to the chase. Stuart Lancaster has fared well as England caretaker coach, but here comes the real examination. The next two games - today in France and next Saturday at home to Ireland - will define his Six...
Gatland Is Keeping Lid on Welsh Slam Fever; Wales Brush Italy Aside to Set Up Bid for a Clean Sweep against France but the Creative Sparkle Is Missing
Byline: Patrick Collins AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF 24 WALES 3 ITALY THE men in red trooped away with small, apologetic shrugs. The fans exchanged the resigned grimaces of people who had expected more. And the coach described the whole...
Gatland Keeping a Lid on Grand Slam Fever; Wales See off Italy but Their Creative Sparkle Goes Missing
Byline: Patrick Collins AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF WALES 24 ITALY 3 THE men in red trooped away with small, apologetic shrugs. The fans exchanged the resigned grimaces of people who had expected more. And the coach described the whole...
Gatland Lid on Welsh Slam Fever
Byline: Patrick Collins AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM 24 WALES ITALY 3 THE men in red trooped away with small, apologetic shrugs. The fans exchanged the resigned grimaces of people who had expected more. And the coach described the whole occasion...
Get Carter? I Didn't
Byline: Matthew Bond John Carter Certificate: 12A Time: 2hrs Bel Ami Certificate: 16 Time: 1hr 42mins Trishna Certificate: 15A Time: 1hr 56mins The Raven Certificate: 16 Time: 1hr 51mins Cleanskin Certificate: 16 Time: 1hr 48mins hen Edgar Rice...
Get Carter? I Didn't. FILM
Byline: Matthew Bond John Carter Certificate: 12A Time: 2hrs ** Bel Ami Certificate: 15 Time: 1hr 42mins *** Trishna Certificate: 15 Time: 1hr 56mins **** The Raven Certificate: 15 Time: 1hr 51mins *...
Gina Is Wrong - Women Mustn't Rush into Sex after Childbirth
Byline: DR ELLIE CANNON Last week it was revealed that childcare guru Gina Ford has advocated that women force themselves to have sex within four to six weeks of giving birth. Her new book, The Contented Mother's Guide, aims to tell women how...