The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from April 23, 2006

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A BEAUTIFUL PORCELAIN FIGURINE FOR JUST [Pounds Sterling]19.99; ROYAL WORCESTER FIGURINE
WE are also offering readers the chance to own a magnificent Royal Worcester figurine of Her Majesty. This beautiful study in fine china - based on a famous 1969 portrait of the Queen by Pietro Annigoni, on display in the National Portrait Gallery...
Advantage Tottenham and Itr's an Eye-Opener for Wenger
Byline: ROB DRAPER SO HIGHBURY had a fitting finale after all. The last north London derby at the proud old stadium will enter the folklore of both Tottenham and Arsenal and be argued over forever more. Perhaps, though, the most beautiful...
Altercation, Altercation, Altercation; How TV Show Search for a Dream Country Home Turned into a Nightmare and Ended In
Byline: GORDON CURRIE IT STARTED with the very first episode of a popular television show and a family's search for the perfect country retreat. But it developed into a bitter feud between neighbours, leaving one man severely injured and another...
And Finally, a Very Private Table for 26 Royals
Byline: IAN GALLAGHER THE thick red chintz curtains closed on the watching world and the Queen finally took her place at a candlelit table for the 80th birthday party she really wanted - private and within the bosom of her family. As she sat...
A New York Loft in the Spanish Mountains
Byline: JON CLARKE When interior designers Paul and Emma Rolf were asked by wealthy British clients to help design and decorate their new [pounds sterling]10million home - a huge villa in the hills above Marbella - they jumped at the chance to move...
Anger as Millions Get Wrong Demand for Taxing Their Car
Byline: ANDREW BAXTER DRIVERS have besieged the DVLA with complaints after discovering they had to pay an average of [pounds sterling]45 more than stated on their road tax renewal forms. The fiasco, which has led to angry scenes and delays in...
Apple Opens Window to PCs
Byline: ROB WAUGH An Apple Mac running Microsoft's Windows XP is a bit like Luke Skywalker sitting down to tea with Darth Vader. Each system has its loyal fans and they rarely see eye to eye. Mac aficionado actor Stephen Fry recently voiced what...
Aqua Gets a Recoat; It Was Once a Stylish Brand Worn by Cary Grant and a Host of Hollywood Stars. Now It Is Being Relaunched in a [Pounds Sterling]40m Campaign That May Feature a More Casual Icon
Byline: TEENA LYONS GRETA Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant. The list of cinema legends who wore the stylish raincoats made by Britain's Aquascutum label goes on. But the old-fashioned black and white images are about to be pushed aside. ...
A Room Where Agels Fear to Tread
Byline: FIONA FULLERTON The first thing I noticed when I walked into Karin Cardiff's magnificent Fulham home was the gorgeous colour of the walls. A creamy taupe, it didn't seem like the ubiquitous Farrow & Ball. 'Everybody asks me about...
Arthur Plots the Downfall of Ambitious Gulyakevich; BOXING
Byline: JIM BLACK ALEX ARTHUR believes that experience will be the key to a successful second European title defence against Belarusian Sergey Gulyakevich at Meadowbank on Saturday evening. Arthur, 27, faces a much more difficult test against...
Artificial Gill Will Let Man Swimwith the Fishes
Byline: ELEANOR MAYNE SCIENTISTS are developing 'human gills' that could allow people to breathe underwater. Experts funded by the American military have come up with an artificial system that successfully mimics the action of fishes' gills -...
Asia Form Has Casey Dreaming of K-Club
Byline: BRYAN CAMERON PAUL CASEY has the Ryder Cup on his mind after firing himself into contention in the third round of the Asian Open. Casey, a member of the triumphant European team at Oakland Hills two years ago, had an eagle and four birdies...
Ask the Right Questions
THE final word in any dispute about telecoms services belongs to Elizabeth France, pictured left. She is director-general of Otelo, the telecoms ombudsman and arbiter when complaints against 200 of the largest telecoms companies cannot be resolved....
As T Begin to Cry, I Know My Mother Is Telling Me to Pull Myself Together
Byline: CHRISTINE HAMILTON She was colourful and outspoken and (in the nicest possible way) a bit of a battleaxe too. Christine Hamilton remembers her mother who died on Good Friday Tomorrow, for the entertainment of viewers of ITV's This...
As War Broke Out,i Had to Confess to My Affair
While married with children and serving at RAF Gutersloh in Germany, I began an affair with a beautiful young local girl called Anna. I first met her at a flying club in July 1979 - I was 31 and she was 21. I was stunned by her twinkling hazel...
BA Bosses Facing the Axe Again; MANAGERS FIGHT TO KEEP JOBS IN NEW PURGE
Byline: TOM MCGHIE HUNDREDS of British Airways managers who were forced to reapply for their own jobs will be made to submit to the same process again in less than two years, Financial Mail has learned. News of yet more interviews has caused...
Bath Rue Wasted Chance to Thank Ashton; Biarritz 18 Bath 9
Byline: IAN STAFFORD BATH will be kicking themselves this morning with the realisation that they failed to inflict defeat on nervous and under-performing French champions Biarritz in the Heineken Cup semi-final. The game was already up by the...
Battle of the Borises; They Share Names, Startling Blond Manes - and Very Complicated Love Lives. Now England's Johnson and Germany's Becker Are Clashing on the Football Pitch
Byline: JAMES DAY;TOM HENDRY ONE is a legendary German tennis player who fathered a baby in a restaurant broom cupboard, the other an English MP who has twice been caught playing away from home. Now Boris Becker and Boris Johnson are set to come...
Be a Man - It's Time You Called the Tune; STYLE COUNSEL Can You Ever Be Cool Behind a Karaoke Microphone? Yes, Surprisingly, You Can. the Secret Is Not to Sing, but to Croon
Byline: DYLAN JONES Karaoke brings out the beast in all of us. It is not only a great leveller but also tells us more about ourselves than we perhaps like to think. Shove a microphone under someone's nose and watch their true character emerge. ...
Bigley's Body Is'in a Ditch near Fallujah'; Seized Fanatic Confesses: I Was in the Terror Gang That Beheaded British Hostage
Byline: CHRISTOPHER LEAKE;ISABEL CONWAY THE decapitated body of murdered British hostage Kenneth Bigley is buried in a ditch near the Iraqi city of Fallujah, an Al Qaeda terrorist on trial in Turkey revealed yesterday. Islamic militant Louia...
Billie's a Waste of Time; It'll Be Alright on the Phoenix Nights Doctor Who BBC1, Saturday ..... C4, Monday ..... One Hundred and Eighty: The Tour C4, Monday ..... Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind C4, Sunday ..... the Queen at 80 BBC1, Sunday ..... Ten Days ThatMade the Queen C4, Thursday
Byline: TOM COX It's always tricky criticising a programme whose appeal seems based largely on a history of inherent shoddiness, but two episodes into the new series of Doctor Who, I'm a little confused. I mean, I know it's never exactly been a...
BLACK DOG; A Sporty Sign of Hysterical Times
IT'S not that Dog is against Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 - it's just the way it's being promoted, as if we have a flag-waving duty to share in the hysteria. So far, the official website has a remarkable million 'signatures' supporting...
Bonuses Storm Hits Vodafone; SHAREHOLDERS DEMAND MEETINGS WITH BOSSES FOLLOWING CLASH OVER EASIER TARGETS
Byline: SIMON FLUENDY;SIMON WATKINS PLANS by Vodafone to give directors easier bonus targets have led to a major split among bosses at the troubled mobile phone group. The group's remuneration committee, headed by ex-Marks & Spencer chief...
Bored with Brittany,so We Went Clubbing Instead; Big Game Fishing, Acrobatics on the High Wire,exotic Cocktails.Stephen Cole and His Teenage Sons Up thetempoatClubMedin the Dominican Republic
Byline: STEPHEN COLE WHEN the children were young, holidays were easy. We took the night ferry to St Malo and drove to the beaches of Brittany. But last summer 13-year-old Richard dropped a bombshell - 'I want to go somewhere else next year....
Bravery That Can Only Strengthen the Monarchy
PRINCE HARRY is right to insist that he should serve in the front line now that he is a commissioned Army officer. There are good, strong arguments against him doing so - the fear of capture by fanatics, or that he might bring danger on his fellow...
Bridge
Byline: DAVID BIRD .... WEST'S overcall was a Michaels Cue-bid, showing 5-5 shape in the majors. North then headed for a diamond slam, via Roman Key-card Blackwood. How would you play this contract when West leads the five of trumps? ...
Brown: IMF Should Be a Global Bank of England
Byline: DAN ATKINSON GORDON Brown promoted a radical plan this weekend to turn the International Monetary Fund into a global version of the Bank of England. The Chancellor wants the Washington-based IMF to become a powerful independent agency...
Bruce Turns Misery into Sheer Delight; Charlotte Church Shepherd's Bush Empire, London ..... Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Columbia (out Tomorrow)
Byline: TIM DE LISLE Bruce Springsteen's music comes in two varieties - big and small. His big albums have included Born To Run, Born In The USA, The River and The Rising, all landmarks in rock history. The small ones have ranged from the classic...
Button: This Is My Biggest Challenge; It May Be Selfish, but the First Person I Will Think about on the Day I Cross the Line to Win My First Race Will Be Me 'JENSON BUTTON: Hoping to Keep Michael Schumacher (Right) in His Rear Mirror Today
Byline: MALCOLM FOLLEY JENSON BUTTON will chase his elusive first Formula One victory from the front row of the grid this afternoon, when Michael Schumacher starts from pole position for an historic 66th time. Poignantly, Schumacher returned...
But We LIKE Chameleans, Say Voters; (... and Anyway, Blair's a Snake and Prescott's a Pot-Bellied Pig)
Byline: SIMON WALTERS LABOUR'S portrayal of Tory leader David Cameron as a chameleon appears to have backfired. A poll shows that the beguiling blue reptile used in last week's party political broadcast was likely to persuade people to vote Conservative...
Buzzy Vibes Make Me Feel at Home
Byline: YORK MEMBURY Singer Beverley Knight, 33, is supporting Take That on their reunion tour which kicks off today. She plays her own headline show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on May 27. Her greatest hits album, Voice - The Best Of Beverley Knight,...
Calderwood Backs Departing Eckto Find His Feet in Dutch Football
Byline: IAN BROADLEY HAVING spent most of his career in Holland and [pounds sterling]25,000 acquiring the necessary coaching badges, Jimmy Calderwood is certain that Alex McLeish would be a major success if he moved to the Eredivisie. Jan Wouters,...
Can't Aworking-Class Girl Have a Hot Tub?
Byline: SUZANNE MOORE ALL my life I have been told one thing but felt another. AI was told by my Mum that class didn't matter as you could work your way up and marry the right man. I was told at school that despite my background I could still...
Carole Confidential
Byline: CAROLE CAPLIN She's shared a thousand problems ...now let our lifestyle adviser Carole Caplin help solve yours I've been with my girlfriend for two years and we are very happy but our sex life has decreased dramatically recently. Previously,...
Casey Keen to Secure Ryder Spot
Byline: PETER HIGGS PAUL CASEY has the Ryder Cup on his mind after firing himself into contention in the third round of the Asian Open. Casey, a member of the triumphant European team at Oakland Hills two years ago, had an eagle and four birdies...
Catch Me If You Can
Byline: JONATHAN GREEN Jockeying for position at 300mph only 20ft off the ground sounds crazy - but for the aerobatic daredevils in the Red Bull Air Races, it's the only way to fly. Jonathan Green feels the g-force CATCHM CATCHM The heavy,...
Catherine's Fear as Stalkerwho said'I'll Feed You to the Dogs' Is Set Free
Byline: CAROLINE GRAHAM A CRAZED stalker who threatened to 'slice up' Catherine Zeta-Jones and 'feed her to the dogs' has been released from jail after just eight months. Now the Welsh actress is living in fear in her Hollywood mansion 25 miles...
Celebrity Email Addicts Have a New Best Friend
Byline: SIMON FLUENDY Celebrity endorsements are commonly associated with Swiss watchmakers and Parisian handbag manufacturers. But one telecom gadget has a starstudded fan club - the BlackBerry. Made by American start-up Research In Motion (RIM),...
Chelsy's Father Could Face Long Term in Prison over Safari Cash
Byline: CAROLINE GRAHAM;BARBARA JONES THE father of Prince Harry's girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, could face an 'extensive' prison sentence if found guilty of illegal currency dealing, Zimbabwe's anticorruption minister has warned. Paul Mangwana confirmed...
Chris Is Back on the Road - but to Where?
Byline: SIMON GARFIELD Chris Evans is back for good, or at least until he goes nuts again. He has taken over the drive-time slot (Radio 2, Monday-Friday ***) from Johnnie Walker and, after his first couple of days, already sounded as if he'd been...
Coldfinger
Byline: CHRISTOPHER BRAY Pay attention,007.The classic martini is an icy rush of gin and vermouth - stirred not shaken, as Christopher Bray reveals We've all done it - strolled into a cocktail lounge, sashayed up to the bar, put on a slight Scottish...
Council's Answer to Rubbish in Lay-Bys? Remove the Bins
Byline: PETER WILSON OFFICIALS trying to resolve the growing litter problem in Highland beauty spots have banned bins in lay- bys - because they attract rubbish. Residents in Lochaber, which covers scenic areas such as Ben Nevis and Glencoe,...
Crown Pledge Is Guaranteed to Baffle Us All
Byline: LISA BUCKINGHAM Curiouser and curiouser, cried Alice. But she only had to get to grips with Wonderland. She was not one of the millions of shareholders, taxpayers and pensioners trying to understand the implications of the disclosure that...
Curb Your Enthusiasm Neil, for Your Own Good
Byline: IAN RIDLEY DEADLINES were threatening and the Press room was getting twitchy. Neil Warnock still had not appeared after his brush with the law during Sheffield United's promotion party against Leeds United in midweek. Unlike him not to...
Danny Aims to Be a Winner, Even If He Finishes Days Behind Donald Duck
Byline: ALEX MONTGOMERY DANNY WALLACE lines up with the thousands who will start the London Marathon this morning certain of only one thing - he will be the last man home. By his own estimate and with the help of his crutches and a backup team...
Davies Double Gives Bolton a Big Push in Right Direction
Byline: MALCOLM BROWN SAM ALLARDYCE put Bolton back on course for Europe after wielding the axe and turning to his fringe players. Two goals from Kevin Davies and one apiece from Ricardo Vaz Te and Jared Borgetti rendered Darren Bent's penalty...
Daz, the Eurovillain; Britain's Song Contest Hopeful Admits He's an Arthur Daley Typewho Never Got Caught . .. and Thatmost of His Old Friends Are Now 'Staying in HerMajesty's Hotels'
Byline: EMILY MADDICK CRIMINAL records at the Eurovision Song Contest are traditionally confined to the songs. But this year's British hopeful, Darren 'Daz' Sampson, admits to a criminal past - he just says he was never caught. The 32-year-old,...
DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS; DJ Edith Bowman's Top MP3 Tracks
Michael Jackson's Thriller was the first album I ever bought. After that, I went through different phases and I'm still the same today: I like to be as open-minded in my musical tastes as possible. I love it when friends recommend new bands and artists...
Directory Inquiry That Set Alarm Bells Ringing; the READERS' CHAMPION Tony Hetherington Investigates
Byline: TONY HETHERINGTON K. M. writes: I am secretary of a sports and social club. Before Christmas, one of our barmaids answered a phone call from a company asking her to confirm the club's address for inclusion in a phone directory. A few days...
Distance No Object to Bowen Ambition; TURF TALK
Byline: ED WATSON WORKING from the most remote outpost in racing, and with the nearest course across the water in County Wexford, means Peter Bowen has little choice but to spend as much time behind the wheel of his horsebox as he does on his Pembrokeshire...
Doctor Who Holds the Key to Beckham Baby No4
Byline: KATIE NICHOLL HE SPENT a small fortune on a party and presents to mark his wife Victoria's 32nd birthday last week, but David Beckham admitted to friends and family that he has yet another gift in mind. In front of the select gathering...
Does the Taxman Share Our Jackpot? ASK THE EXPERTS
Byline: ABIGAIL MONTROSE TODAY'S experts are: MIKE WARBURTON at the office of accountant Grant Thornton in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and BRIAN DENNEHY of financial adviser Dennehy, Weller & Co in Chislehurst, Kent. If you have a personal...
Does This Best Selling Novel Reveal Secret Truth about the Ukrainian Girl Who Won the Right to Stay in Britain?
Byline: JASON LEWIS SHE has been portrayed as the brilliant Ukrainian student fighting against the odds to remain in Britain despite the attentions of faceless bureaucrats in Whitehall. Described as a British patriot, Oxford graduate Eleonora...
Dogs Are Falling Back - but Still Lead the Pack; MIDAS
Byline: BEN LAURANCE WE have had a cracking run with Midas's Dogs of the Footsie portfolio. Since launching the Dogs experiment five years ago, focusing on high-yielding shares, the value of our investments has risen far more strongly than the...
Dr Who and the Dai-Leks; ASK FRANK
Byline: FRANK BARRETT MY children are huge Dr Who fans. I'd love to take them to some of the places where the series is filmed. As it's made by BBC Wales, I presume the locations are Welsh. Can you offer some guidance? Teresa Cooper, Dewsbury...
End of the Line for the Telecom Touts; THE COMMUNICATIONS REVOLUTION - FOUR-PAGE PULLOUT
Byline: SIMON FLUENDY Consumer protection agencies are launching a massive crackdown on mis-selling of phone and internet services in response to rising complaints over door-to-door sales tactics and deceitful marketing. A spokeswoman for the...
Eriksson Should Never Have Got the England Job, Itwas an Insult
Byline: BRYAN ROBSON I WOULD have no great objection to the appointment of a foreign manager if we had no Englishman good enough to do the job of managing the national team, but I believe we have coaches who are more than capable. You don't get...
Exquisite Royal Worcester Coffee Set Worth [Pounds Sterling]69.95
A 250-year pedigree of fine craftsmanship ROYAL WORCESTER has been supplying the Royal Family with fine china for more than 200 years, and the Queen has visited the company twice - in 2001 to mark its 250th anniversary celebrations and in 1951, when...
Fabregas; If Thierry Stayed and We Meet Barcelona in the Final the That Would Be Just
Byline: IAN RIDLEY BUTTER would not melt in Cesc Fabregas's mouth. A friend suggested he might like the latest CD from a favourite Spanish band and he is delighted and grateful when I offer it to him. Can this polite teenager sitting across the...
Farewell to Last of the Old Guard; 'I'll Definitely Go to Prestatyn for the Qualifiers Next Season. I Still Think I'm Good Enough. JIMMY WHITE (Left), Defeated by David Gray'
Byline: DEREK HUNTER STEVE DAVIS bowed out yesterday to leave the World Snooker Championship with all its golden oldies gone. The six-time champion was beaten 13-7 by last year's winner Shaun Murphy, who was not even born when Davis won his first...
Forget McClaren, Big Phil Is the Man for England Says Juninho
Byline: BEN LYTTLETON LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI should be the next England manager instead of Steve McClaren or Martin O'Neill, according to the former Middlesbrough midfielder Juninho - who has played under all three candidates. And the Football Association...
For Princess Snooty,England and St George - the Greasy Spoon
Byline: LAUREN BOOTH ESTERDAY I went to a fashionable Brighton deli that not long ago had been a working man's cafe, complete with sticky seats and copies of the Daily Star. Now, the customers look as if they come from Planet Hollyoaks. The...
GAME GIRL; Elisha Cuthbert Shot to Fame in 24 as 'Calamity Kim', the Sexy but Strife-Prone Daughter of Jack Bauer. Now, She Tells Damon Syson How You'll Get to Call Her Shots in the Hottest New Videogame of the Year
Byline: DAMON SYSON When Elisha Cuthbert's character failed to appear in the fourth series of 24, fans of the hit Sky One show breathed a sigh of relief. It wasn't that the shapely 23-year-old actress makes for unpleasant viewing - far from it....
Goddesses with a Human Touch; HUNT IS ON FOR WOMEN WHO FOUGHT ADVERSITY TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES
Byline: JENNY LITTLE When Jane Williams won an Everywoman award, it was not just an acknowledgement of all that she had been through to set up her own business. She believes it changed her life. Jane started her company to help her escape domestic...
Gordon: I Couldn't Let My Team Coast, Even on Title Day
Byline: GRAEME CROSER WITH the title long since in the bag and Celtic just an hour away from picking up the championship trophy, Gordon Strachan ought to have been in the best of moods. Instead, irked by the slackness he saw seeping into his...
Gordon Insists Refs Aren't Giving Keepers a Break and Riordan's Goal Should Have Been Disallowed for Offside
Byline: GRAEME CROSER CRAIG GORDON believes a refereeing tendency to rule against goalkeepers cost Hearts the opening goal in yesterday's Edinburgh derby defeat. Gordon was furious that Derek Riordan's 16th-minute effort was allowed to stand...
Harry: Send Me Towar or I Quit
Byline: CHRISTOPHER LEAKE PRINCE HARRY has threatened to quit the Army if commanders refuse to send him to the front line. He told senior officers before recently passing out of Sandhurst as a Second Lieutenant: 'If I am not allowed to join my...
HAVING A BABY AT 63 SAVED MY LIFE; Italian Housewife Rosanna Della Corte Faced International Condemnation When She Became the World's Oldest Mother in 1994. Here She Tells Emma Wallis That the Critics Have Been Proved Wrong
Byline: EMMA WALLIS In the immaculately tidy living room of her modern apartment, Rosanna Della Corte sifts through a pile of family snapshots, her voice cracking with emotion and her eyes periodically filling with tears. Neatly coiffed, with a...
Hawley's Late Goal Ends Carlisle Agony
Byline: JOHN HELM THE club who specialise in last-minute drama did it again without the need of a goalkeeper scoring. This time it was Karl Hawley, who wrote another chapter in Carlisle's history, rather than Jimmy Glass, whose shot sent Scarborough...
HENRY IS OFFERED [Pounds Sterling]135,000 A WEEK!
Byline: DANIEL KING REAL MADRID are prepared to make Thierry Henry the best-paid player in the world with a deal worth a staggering [pounds sterling]135,000 a week. Henry, who scored the equaliser in Arsenal's controversial 1-1 draw with Spurs...
HOLLYWOOD'S YOUNGEST GUN; No LA Suburb Is More Respectable Than West Hills - Which Is Why No Crime Was More Shocking Than the Kidnap and Murder of a Middleclass 15-Year-Old at the Hands of a Local Boy Whose Name Really Is Jesse James- Now Hollywood Has Turned It into the Year's Most Controversial Film
Byline: CAROLINE GRAHAM The Los Angeles suburb of West Hills is as far removed from the city's squalid South Central heartland as you could imagine. Here is where its wealthier citizens come to shield their privately schooled children; exquisitely...
Home Truths
Byline: ROSS CLARK Can cashback deal beTurkish delight? I am thinking of buying a twobedroom apartment in Turkey on a '60 per cent cashback' deal. I have to pay the full [pounds sterling]70,000 upfront, but in two years' time, when the apartment...
How Perry Welded England Reputation in Only Three Years
Byline: IAN STAFFORD WHEN Jonny Wilkinson kicked the drop-goal to win the World Cup in Sydney, the man tipped to be England's first-choice scrumhalf in next year's tournament was sitting in the clubhouse at tiny Dudley Kingswinford enjoying a Saturday...
HOW TO SPEND [Pounds Sterling]100 IN MADRID
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES MADRID is a prime short-break destination and boasts some of Europe's finest art galleries and architecture. GARETH HUW DAVIES revelled in Spain's capital city, with its elegant parks, sumptuous shopping and round-the-clock...
Hughes Hails Survival Instincts of His Battling Bairns and Asks Board to Loosen Purse Strings
Byline: EWING GRAHAME FALKIRK 1 Gow (16) MOTHERWELL 1 O'Donnell (58) FALKIRK manager John Hughes could scarcely mask his delight after his side finally secured their SPL status for another year with this bruising draw. Hughes would...
Hunt Preys on Lions to Leave Livvy Looking Dead and Buried
Byline: JIM BLACK DUNFERMLINE Burchill (pen 38, 78), Hunt 85 LIVINGSTON Brittain (pen 9), Healy 63 OFFICIALLY, Livingston are still clinging to SPL survival after an afternoon of high drama at East End Park. But the reality of their...
'Hypocrite' Reid Joins Protest over NHS Cuts; Demonstration over A&E Services Likely to Embarrass Government
Byline: JANE SIMPSON DEFENCE Secretary John Reid protested over NHS cuts yesterday in a demonstration that will be a major embarrassment to the Government. He stood with thousands of protesters, at one stage linking hands with them, in opposition...
I Can't Live without. Jeffrey Archer Former MP and Novelist Chooses His Favourite Things
.Former Tory MP and life peer Jeffrey Archer is back with his first novel since his release from prison for perjury. False Impression links the events of 9/11 to an ancient secret in a Van Gogh painting - and a few grisly murders along the way....
Ice-Cool Taylor Hands Portsmouth a Lifeline
Byline: ALEX MONTGOMERY MATTHEW TAYLOR not only saved Portsmouth from defeat but his winning goal may just be enough to rescue them from relegation. It was Taylor's cool approach from the penalty spot two minutes from time that transformed an...
Identity Thief; He Was a Law Student from a Loving, Middleclass Family with Every Chance of a Glittering Career. but to Pay off Debts He Was Sucked into a Fraud That Is Now Running Rife. Here, He Tells the Shocking Story of How Easy It Is to Become an. 'It Was Too Easy to Fall into It'
Byline: HELEN LOVELESS Tee is 25, intelligent, articulate and likeable. Seven years ago, he had plans to become a lawyer. Unfortunately, becoming involved in identity theft has put paid to his dreams and he now has a criminal record that will...
I Don't like to Say I Told You So, but; GADFLY in America
GORDON Brown may permit himself a wry smile in Washington this weekend as he flies the flag for Britain at spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. During the past two years, the Chancellor has clashed with the IMF over...
I'm a $1.6Bn Hedgehog. and I Worry about My Skin; THE INTERVIEW
Byline: STELLA SHAMOON Barton Biggs is in no doubt that he lives in a cruel world. Should the legendary American investor in charge of a $1.6 billion ([pounds sterling]908 million) global hedge fund fail to make money for his wealthy clients,...
I'm about to Go Bankrupt, There's Anew Lump Where My Breasts Once Were and My Hair's Grown Back Grey. but Hey, Richard Gere Told Me That I Looked Beautiful; She Is 50 This Week, a Vintage It Girl Who Has Survived Everything Life Can Throw at Her. . . and She Now Reflects on It All in This Bittersweet Testimony
Byline: KOO STARK HER romance with Prince Andrew is long over, as are her brushes with the paparazzi, but life for Koo Stark has never been more challenging and extraordinary than now. The former actress turned photographer has in recent years...
I'm Not Anorexic but I Am Getting Desperate; (1) Lonely Star Admits: I Never Thought I'd Be over 40 and Have No One to Go to Dinner with (2) Teri Hatcher Reveals Secrets of 'Loveless' Marriage and 'Creepy' Suitors in a No Holds Barred Autobiography
Byline: SHARON CHURCHER DESPERATE Housewives star Teri Hatcher has revealed the heartache of her disastrous search for 'Mr Right' and told of her fears that she will never have a relationship again. The actress, who plays a manhungry single mother...
I'm the Nora Battyof Flamenco; Suddenly I Shoot Up in the Air - the Men Are Dancing with Me on Their Shoulders. My Legs Dangle like Those of a Dead Chicken and a Terrified Grimace Makes My Face Look like a Gargoyle
Byline: PETRONELLA WYATT On a stage once graced by Fonteyn and Nureyev, our writer - complete with sagging stockings - attempts to capture the passion and eroticism of the hottest new dance craze ... The stage of Sadler's Wells Theatre has seen...
Innocence of Youth Is on Our Side Says Henry
Byline: IAN RIDLEY THIERRY HENRY believes that the absence of fear in Arsenal's young players is an inspiration to him and can carry them through to next month's Champions League final. Arsenal go into Tuesday's semi-final, second leg in Villarreal...
In This World of Fakes Our Queen Is a True Gem
In this day and age when 'celebrities' are two-a-penny, it is uplifting to see so many articles and photographs of our Queen as she celebrates her 80th birthday. Like her mother before her, she just gets on quietly with her work, giving pleasure...
Is It Hell with Tomorrow or Will You Play It Smart? UNDER THE NEW RULES ON RETIREMENT SAVING, YOU CAN NOW UNLOCK A QUARTER OF YOUR PENSION FUND FREE OF TAX . . . EVEN IF YOU CARRY ON WORKING
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK Leo Zeglovskis is poised to start cashing in on one of his pension funds - at the grand young age of 51. But Leo has no intention of retiring. He is simply taking advantage of reforms introduced earlier this month that...
Is It Smart to Raid Property Piggy Bank?
Byline: NEIL SIMPSON An unexpected remortgage boom is proving that an Englishman's home is now less of a castle and more of a cash machine. This month, Bank of England figures showed owners withdrew a staggering [pounds sterling]11.8billion from...
Is the Labour Glue about to Come Unstuck?
Byline: WILLIAM REES-MOGG Local government elections are important for party morale, but of little use for forecasting the results of General Elections, the next of which may still be three or four years away. Like opinion polls, they show the...
I Still Have a Dream to Run the 2012 London Marathon When I'm 38
Byline: PAULA RADCLIFFE TODAY'S Flora London Marathon is sadly working out very differently from how I had imagined. Instead of standing excitedly on the start line, I will be sitting at home frustrated, tuning in on television, after having to...
It Is My Job to Train Them, Not Fall in Love with Them; Flashy Wings Looks Fit to Fly as Mick Channon
Byline: JONATHAN POWELL MICK CHANNON has carved out an exceptional career as a trainer since hanging up his football boots and now the former England star believes he can finally realise his Classic dream. It is 16 years since the former Southampton...
It's Labour's Identikit Press Blitz to Bolster 'Failing' NHS; from the Party That Gave Us the Dodgydossier.
WHEN former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell was caught copying information from the internet for the notorious 'dodgy dossier' on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Tony Blair promised that it would never happen again. But a leaked...
I Want to Join the West Ham Legends
Byline: PETER HIGGS THE player who was sold to keep a club alive will walk out at Villa Park today in an attempt to join the legends on West Ham's roll of honour. Nigel Reo-Coker has never forgotten the days he turned out for Wimbledon in front...
Judi's Hay Fever Is Not to Be Sniffed at; Hay Fever Theatre Royal, London Antony and Cleopatra Swan Theatre, Stratfordupon- Footloose the Musical Novello Theatre, London 2hrs 20mins (Including Interval
Byline: GEORGINA BROWN Noel Coward's Hay Fever is a delicious comedy of fabulously bad manners. In Peter Hall's new production, stylishly staged on Simon Higlett's handsome Arts and Crafts set, Dame Judi Dench gives yet another performance to...
Keeper of the Castle
Byline: KIM WILLSHER Yorkshireman and journalist-turned-aviation consultant Harry Atterton talks about crumbling French castles the way other men go into raptures over curvy women or games involving a ball. Mention a pile of stones in distress...
Key to LSE's Future May Lie in Short Story; TAKING STOCK
Byline: SIMON WATKINS THE London Stock Exchange is now almost certain to fall into American hands. That would be the natural conclusion to be drawn from its share price in recent weeks. Since Nasdaq announced it had taken a stake, LSE shares...
Labour 'To Replace Pounds with Euros in School Books'
Byline: SIMON WALTERS SECRET plans to change pounds and pence in school textbooks to euros have been drawn up by the Government, it was claimed last night. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott also wants to spend [pounds sterling]2.6million on...
Leaving out Websterwas Petty - and It Could Cost Hearts Dearly
Byline: GRAEME CROSER EDINBURGH derby? Given the number of reserve players on show yesterday, the Edinburgh Fringe would have been a more apt moniker for this scrappy match. But while Hibs' crippling injury list made Tony Mowbray's patchwork...
Life after Shearer Is Looking So Sweet
Byline: PETER HIGGS BRYAN ROBSON must have been the only Geordie happy to see Alan Shearer's career come to a premature halt before his struggling side arrived at St James' Park. But any hope that the West Bromwich manager had of capitalising...