The Mail on Sunday (London, England)

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Articles from January 27, 2008

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10 Great Wonders to See TN Egypt; LIVING MUSEUM: Look out for the Medieval Masterpieces of Cairo STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: The Pyramids and Sphinx. Right: Karnack, Where There Is a Vast Collection of Shrines PERFECTLY PRESERVED: The Temple Dedicated to the Hawk God Horu
Byline: FRANK BARRETT Herodotus wrote of Egypt in the 5th Century BC that nowherearethereso many marvellous things ... nor in the world besides areto be seen so many things of unspeakable greatness. If we needed any reminder of how marvellous...
5 Rules
1 It is a subject that many patients feel is too difficult to broach -when a GP or consultant gives a diagnosis you sense is wrong. Is it tooembarrassing to ask for a second opinion, or is it actually a good idea?CAROLINE BELLAMY steers you in the...
6 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN BRIGHTON; RELEASE YOUR INNER BIGGLES: Visitors Can Fly in Tiger Moth A WHIRLWIND OF STYLES: Brighton Pavilion and Its Restored Gardens
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES 1 . . . PLAY THE LANE GAME I TAKE the grand entrance to Brighton, bytrain into the huge shed of a terminus where so many daytrippers have arriveddown the decades (the fastest train is just 51 minutes from London,www.thetrainline.com)....
A Dastardly Tale of Stolen Ideas. or Just Acase of Crossed Wires? HOLDING THE LINE: Bell Is Still Seen as the Telephones Inventor
Byline: Noel Young HIS invention revolutionised the way we talk to one another and ensuredhis place in history as one of Scotlands most famous sons. But now Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, stands accused offraud amid a dark...
Adele's Got Plenty of Art - and No Soul
Byline: David Bennun That the new year's two most hotly touted prospects, Duffy and Adele,pictured left, should be solo girl singers with a nostalgic R&B tone isapproximately as surprising as night following day. Just as Jagged Little Pill...
After 300 Years, Patriot Brown Finally Banishes Britanniafromourcoins ; on Her Bike . . . Britannia Swaps Trident for a Gun Coining It in . . . Making a Mint out of Speed Cameras the Hound in Your Pocket ... A Snarling Pitbull A Fast Buckie. in Praise of Ned Culture High Finance ... Could Cannabis Leaf Be the New Design? British Roulette ... to Celebrate All Our New Casinos
Byline: Simon McGee GORDON Browns campaign to promote British values was exposed as a shamlast night after it was revealed he personally approved a decision to removeBritannia from the 50p coin. The patriotic symbolbased on a Roman goddesswill...
Airline Tycoon Jets off for His Wedding Inthe Sun. with 150 Friends in Tow; NEW LOVE: Mr Boyle with His Wife-to-Be
Byline: Jane Simpson HE is the millionaire whose wealth and social standing could open thedoors of Scotlands most sumptuous wedding venues. But when travel tycoon John Boyle ties the knot this summer, he will insteadjet across the Atlantic to...
Albion Clinch Shoot-Out as Koren and Bednar Strike; NICE ONE: Scorer Bednar with Koren
Byline: Derek Hunter WEST BROMWICH ALBION confirmed their standing as the hottest shots inEnglish football by slamming prolific Peterborough. The teams began the weekend as the highest-scoring sides in the country, but itwas the visitors from...
A Man in Demand
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER THERE is no one in football right now who is proving the old economicsadage that reducing the supply will increase demand, price and desirabilitybetter than Monsieur Gerard Houllier. Over the last three months, hes been...
American Judge Backs British Doctor Fighting Extradition over Death of Patient 9 Years Ago; ACCUSED: Dr Priya Ramnath Was Arrested at an American Hospital TRAGEDY: Patricia Leighton Went into Hospital with an Infected Bunion
Byline: Jo Macfarlane A DOCTOR faces extradition from America to Britain, accused of killing afemale patient being treated for an infected bunion nine years ago. But a judge in Texas has taken the unusual step of granting bail toanaesthetist...
Anelka Bridges Chelsea Class Gap; THE PREDATOR: Nicolas Anelka (Left) Steals in to Steer the Ball Past Chris Kirkland. Paul Scharner (Far Left) Blocks Shaun Wright-Phillips, Who Celebrates His Goal with Anelka (Above)
Byline: Joe Bernstein NICOLAS ANELKA scored his first Chelsea goal as the FA Cup holdersmarched into the last 16 without the absent Ashley Cole. The Frenchman provided a rare moment of class on a bobbly pitch to volley homeJuliano Bellettis pass...
Anger over [Pounds Sterling]2m Payout to Find New Houses for Freed Rapists and Paedophiles -
NEARLY [pounds sterling]2 million is to be spent on housing rapists and paedophiles aspart of a plan to place sex offenders in the community. The Scottish Executive has set aside [pounds sterling]1.9 million for resettling child abusersand others...
An Oasis of Funkiness in Paris, City of Chintz. NO FLOCK WALLPAPER IN SIGHT: A Room at the 'Freaky' Murano in Paris
Byline: FRANK BARRETT MY PARTNER and I are planning a Valentine's trip to Paris but we wouldlike to stay somewhere a bit more 'funky' than your average Parisian pension(what is it with the French and flock wallpaper?). Can you suggest a hotel witha...
Anorexic? Really Bad Says Joely No,I'd Just Had a Dose of the Flu Richardson; (1) CONCERN: A Gauntlooking Joely in October (2) 'HEALTHY APPETITE': Joely, Who Says She Has Always Been a Big Eater, Has Now Regained Weight
Byline: Steve Myall AS SOON as they were published, the pictures of a painfully thin JoelyRichardson walking the red carpet at a celebrity party provoked an inevitablewave of concern for her health - and anxiety that she may have fallen victim toan...
Ashley: I Feel So Guilty; BIG TIME: Ashley Jensen Is a Hollywood Star, Left, after Her Break in Extras with Ricky Gervais, Above
Byline: Toby McDonald UGLY Betty star Ashley Jensen is plagued by guilt over her Hollywoodsuccess... because of her Scottish upbringing. The 38-year-old actress said she found it hard to enjoy the awards and rewardsit brought. Miss Jensen...
As Rivals Toil in Choppy Waters, Can Hadden Steer a Steady Ship to Glory? QUIETLY CONFIDENT: Hadden Believes the Continuity in His Squad Gives Him a Crucial Advantage over His Six Nations Rivals
Byline: David Barnes THERES a different feeling emanating from the Scotland squad as the SixNations campaign comes careering over the horizon for another year. Thus far, all seems calm and there is an unmistakable air of quiet confidence. ...
Battle for Places So Intense - It Even Affects Skipper, Claims Blair; PRESSURE: Blair Faces a Fight for the No9 Shirt
Byline: David Barnes THE CATCHWORD for Scotland ahead of the Six Nations campaign might becontinuity, but Mike Blair reckons competition for places in the team is sointense at the moment that no player can feel that their position is totallysecure...
BBC's Kate Sues Clinic after Cosmetic Surgery Leaves Her Swollen and in Agony; (1) TREATMENT: The Private Clinic in London (2) SMILING THROUGH: Kate Is Trying to See the Funny Side but Says Shes Been through an Awful Time after Treatment for Acne Scars
Byline: Katie Nicholl BBC newsreader Kate Silverton is taking legal action against a leadingHarley Street surgeon after routine laser surgery left her face so badly markedshe was unable to work for two weeks. Miss Silverton, 37, was forced to...
Big Brother's House Was So Chaotic I Couldn't Wait to Get Back to Sundial; OLD CHARM: Lesley's Home in Tetbury, above; the Kitchen with Salvaged Shop Sign, Left; and the House's Original 17th Century Sundial, below HOUSE MATE: Lesley Brain Back in the Comfort of Sundial House, Left, and on Big Brother, Inset
Byline: Dave Newman As Lesley Brain relaxes in the tranquillity of her 17th Century woolmerchant's home it's hard to imagine that, just eight months ago, she was themost unlikely contestant amid the mayhem of TV's Big Brother House. A highly...
Blog of the Week
This week: Trials & Tribulations Of A London Lass - a woman from Essexwho commutes to London, and her boyfriend, the 'chipster'. WEDNESDAY: There's nothing quite so charming as someone who fluffs their words.Hugh Grant has made a veritable living...
Boudoir Chic; TABLE MANNERS: Wallpaper and Painted Furniture Typify Georgia's Look LAVISH: A Large Bed Makes a Bold Statement, While There Are Five Mirrors in the Lounge, below MAKE BELIEVE: Georgia in Her Maida Vale Flat, a 'Grown-Up Cinderella Fantasy'
Byline: LOWRI TURNER Are there such things as male and female interiors? Certainly there arefacets of room design that excite one gender and leave the other tepid. Theplasma TV is male eye candy, while women have a thing for wallpaper, whichtotally...
B&Q to Target 'Grey Pound'; EASY DOES IT: B&Q's 'Can Do' Range
Byline: NEIL CRAVEN DIY giant B&Q will next month unveil the latest plank in its strategy tobuild sales with a new range for the over-fifties that includes stairlifts byStannah. Products aimed at the older market will double to almost 500...
BRITANNIA BANISHED FROM COINS ; on Her Bike . . . Britannia Swaps Trident for a Gun Coining It in . . . Making a Mint out of Speed Cameras the Hound in Your Pocket ... A Snarling Pitbull Binge-Annia ... Hard-Drinking Chav Culture High Finance ... Could Cannabis Leaf Be the New Design? British Roulette ... to Celebrate All Our New Casinos
Byline: Simon McGee, Glen Owen FROM COINS GORDON BROWN'S campaign to promote British values was exposedas a sham last night after it was revealed he personally approved a decision toremove Britannia from the 50p coin. The patriotic symbol - based...
Browne: Wendy Wont Be Charged
Byline: Patricia Kane, Michael Tait A CABINET Minister sparked a furious political row last night afterclaiming Scottish Labour leader Wendy Alexander would escape a policeinvestigation over the illegal donations row. Scottish Secretary and Defence...
BSkyB Will Sue If Ordered to Sell ITV Stake; WARNING: BSkyB's Jeremy Darroch
Byline: JON REES BSKYB plans to claim damages from the Government if it is forced to getrid of its holding in ITV at a loss after Business Secretary John Huttonannounces his decision on the stake this week. The satellite broadcaster acquired...
Candidate Set to Be Tories' First Black Woman MP Tried to Stand for Labour Just Two Years Ago; CHANGED SIDES: Helen Grant Last Week. Left, Emails Confirming Her Attempt to Become a Labour Candidate
Byline: Brendan Carlin A PARLIAMENTARY candidate likely to become the Tories' first black womanMP tried to stand for Labour in an election two years ago. Lawyer Helen Grant, picked last week as the Tory candidate to succeed AnnWiddecombe as the...
Can the Man Who Knocked out Murray Go on to Challenge the Greatest? ? I'VE ARRIVED: Novak Djokovic Has Shaken Up the World Order of Tennis HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Who Looks Uncannily like Muhammad Ali (above), Today Faces Serb Novak Djokovic and His Band of Family Followers (above Left)
Byline: Malcolm Folley WHEN Novak Djokovic walks out to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for theAustralian Open men's crown this morning, the tennis world will brace itselffor a day that could define the shape of the game for years to come. While it would...
Caroline Hendrie Is Pampered on a Mediterranean Voyage Thathas Nearly as Many Crew as Passengers; INTREPID: Calvi, the Corsican Port Where Christopher Columbus Was Born Yachts of Seabourn (0845 070 0500,www.Seabourn.Com) Has a Seven-Night Mediterranean Cruise from [Pounds Sterling]2,210 Pp on Seabourn Legend Including Gratuities but Excluding Flights. Departs June 28
Byline: CAROLINE HENDRIE The guests mingling on the terracesipped bellinisandnibbled canapes,waftedby a warm breeze and music by a young violin-andcello duo. We all sighed at theromance of it all. Bougainvillaea framed the view of the sparkling...
Cast off from the UK; CRUISE IN STYLE: There Are More Ships Than Ever to Choose from This Year
Byline: CAROLINE HENDRIE This year more cruise ships than ever will sail from our shores.CAROLINE HENDRIE looks at some of the best ships and cruises departing the UKin 2008 FROM SOUTHAMPTON Ventura joins the P&O fleet in April with British...
Click-Start Your Fitness Plan with These Guides on the Web
Byline: URSULA HIRSCHKORN Are you struggling to stick to your plans for a healthier January? Helpis at hand, or at least online, offering motivation and support. URSULAHIRSCHKORN rounds up seven of the best ... EAT YOUR GREENS www.eatincolour.com...
Conjurors Open Up Bag of Tricks; DEADLY DOUBLE: The Fast Feet and Creative Instincts of Nakamura and McGeady Are Likely to Create Plenty of Scoring Opportunities in Todays Televised Afternoon Action against Falkirk
Byline: Jim Black CHRIS KILLEN learned to his cost five years before his Celtic team-matesexactly why Shunsuke Nakamura is regarded as one of the most talentedfoot-ballers to emerge from Japan. The New Zealand-born striker was making hisinternational...
Cottage Must Go before We Do.To Spain
Byline: ROSS CLARK We are off to start a new life in Spain and are trying to sell ourcountry cottage, which we have lovingly restored over three years. We have placed it on the market with two estate agents but both are in the samearea and we...
DEFEATED KEEGAN IS FORCED TO DREAM ON; UNDER SIEGE: Kevin Keegan (Far Left) Considers His Options after Arsenals Emmanuel Adebayor (Top) Opens the Scoring. It Went from Bad to Worse with Nicky Butts Late Own Goal (above) Pictures: DAVE SHOPLAND and JOHN WALTON
Byline: PATRICK COLLINS KEVIN Keegan bawled and pleaded, andtheGeordiefaithfulsentup hymns of hope all the way to the end, but the miracles were put on hold asNewcastle took their leave of the FA Cup. As dusk fell upon north London and a third...
Dig for the Future; PREGNANT PAUSE: Gillian Carson Braves the Weather to Prepare Her Garden for Spring
Byline: MARTYN COX Now is the time to brave the cold and wet and do some digging if youwant your plants to be full of life in the spring. A few hours cultivating theearth now will pay dividends when you sow seeds or plant perennials, trees orshrubs...
Discount V Tracker
Byline: Neil Simpson The mortgage market is gearing up for a big new battle - betweendiscount-rate mortgages and interest-rate trackers. Both loan choices are being offered with the promise that borrowers will savemoney if interest rates head...
Dress Down, Spangles; DITCH THE GLITZ: Miss Kaplinsky with Her Normal Glamorous Look and in a More Relaxed Pose like Her New Five News Bosses
Byline: James Tapper SHE has poured an enormous amount of time and effort into nurturing herimage as Britain's most glamorous newsreader. Indeed, her hair is so perfectly lacquered, her make-up so flawlessly glossyand her clothes so rigorously...
Ed Mitchell out of Rehab -- and 'Loving Being Sober'; FRESH START: Reformed Ed Mitchell Takes in the Sussex Sea Air
Byline: Amanda Stocks FORMER ITN journalist Ed Mitchell - whose alcoholism left him broke andliving rough on a bench - has emerged from four weeks of rehab convinced thathe can rebuild his life. Last month he was consuming more than a bottle...
ENGLAND PREPARE TO LET LOOSE THE VOLCANO; ROARING AHEAD: Vainikolo Scores a Try for Bradford Bulls against Leeds and at a Family Wedding in Auckland (Second Left) JASON ROBINSON on the Man Following in His Footsteps, Lesley Vainikolo
Byline: Ian Stafford ENGLAND will unleash the Volcano that is Lesley Vainikolo at Twickenhamnext Saturday. And for Jason Robinson, in whose trailblazing footsteps he willfollow, it will be a moment to savour. Robinson, the first of rugby league's...
England's Ant and Dec Put Their Nightmares Behind Them; BRIDGING THE GAP: Newcastle Team-Mates Toby Flood and Mathew Tait Epitomise Ashton's Newlook England
Byline: Ian Stafford WHEN Brian Ashton's new-look England run out to face Wales in theopening match of the RBS Six Nations championship in six days' time, the boysfrom the Toon, Newcastle Falcons' Mathew Tait and Toby Flood, are almostcertain to...
E-Shopping to Deliver for Kewill; BOXING CLEVER: Software from Kewill, Run by Paul Nichols, Keep Customs Information Up to Date
Byline: JOANNE HART KEWILL Systems makes it easier and cheaper to move goods from A to B. The software company has three main divisions and each is involved withtransporting parcels, products and other supplies from one place to another. The...
Excess Confusion
Byline: Fred Mawer IF YOU'RE a regular flier, you'll find this hard to imagine, but earlierthis month the rules governing what you can carry on board a plane became evenmore complex. You may recall that the summer before last, the Governmentdecreed...
Facespace; HAIL KEN: Here's Me Calling for More of My Cough Medicine MAYOR PRAYER: But I Have to Admit I Put My Faith in Medicine Rather Than Religion
Byline: Sinclair McKay KEN LIVINGSTONE As imagined by Sinclair McKay London's Mayor shares hisinnermost thoughts ... 8.42am It may be a Saturday morning but I am still London's Mayor and I mustalways follow my agenda for the good of all working/unwaged...
Fantasy World Lost in Space
Byline: Dan Atkinson RECALL the summer of 1989, a time before the credit crunch, thesub-prime mortgage crisis or the Northern Rock debacle. It was a scorcher,prompting talk about the 'greenhouse effect'. The Four Tops had a big hit withLoco In Acapulco,...
Fears over Delay to Rock Results
Byline: SIMON WATKINS NORTHERN Rock shareholders will be denied a clear view of its financialsituation until weeks after the Government has disposed of the business. Traditionally the first of the banks to report results, Northern Rock was dueto...
Finding the Key to My Life $Wap; LEIGH TOWERS: Wendy's Apartment in Thamesside Has Views Rivalling Those of the Eye MIAMI NICE: Wendy Relaxes at the Towers of Key Biscayne's Pool Complex
Byline: Wendy Leigh Last winter, with the US dollar in freefall, I took the plunge and madea lifetransforming decision to move to Florida. I swapped a glamorous life in apenthouse overlooking the Thames for an even more glamorous existence in aluxury...
FLOATING PALACE: The Oriana SITE TOO MUCH: Jenny Cowley, Right, with Sons Matthew and Dan at St Marks Basilica, Couldnt Hope to See Everything in Venice, Main Picture BEACH BREAK: The Family Spent Time Ashore on Cephalonia, Left
Byline: JENNY COWLEY Jenny Cowleysays that even though someone left his DJ behind, there wasstill plentyto do on formal nights during a cruise to Venice and Greek islands Watchingthesunrise over Venice has to be one of the most spectacular sights...
Following His Mother Down the Aisle, Peter Plans a Scots Royal Wedding ; (1) HATTY COUPLE: Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at Ascot Last Year. Left: Princess Annes Wedding to Timothy Laurence at Crathie in 1992 (2) WEDDING VENUE: A Ceremony at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral, Would Have a Less Damaging Impact
Byline: Mike Merritt, Jane Simpson WHEN his mother walked up the aisle of a tiny Scots kirk more than 15years ago, it was a royal marriage driven north by the barriers ofconstitution. Now Peter Phillips, the Queens eldest grandson, is set to...
For a REAL Police Force, I'd March with Them
Byline: Peter Hitchens A HUGE chunk of the workforce of an inefficient, unresponsivenationalised industry parades through the streets demanding that we give themmore money that will have to come out of our pay. Outrageous. Yet everyone is nice...
FREE Goji Berry Plant for Every Reader - ...PLUS Tasty Offers on More Fruit Plants
GET off to a healthy start with this weeks great free offer. The gojiberry has been hailed as a superfood thanks to its powerful nutritionalqualitiesweight for weight these small fruits contain 500 times more Vitamin C thanoranges. They have been...
From Reclusive Housewife to Britain's Beer Baroness ... STREET LIFE: Charlene and Michel De Carvalho's Home in Upmarket Chelsea Is a World Away from the Streets Blighted by Teenage Drunks
Byline: HELIA EBRAHIMI MENTION the name Charlene de Carvalho and it is unlikely to registerwith most people. But last week, the 52-year-old publicityshy mother-of-fivebecame the new queen of British brewing. Heineken, the company she inherited...
From the Bed ... to the Body; (1) ANOTHER FINE MESS: Tracey Emins Bed and, Right, the Artist with Scott Douglas in Venice Last Summer (2) 'JUST GOOD FRIENDS': Scott Douglas and Elle Macpherson Step out Together in London Last Year (3) TEXT APPEAL: Elle Macpherson Bombarded Scott Douglas with Phone Messages
Byline: Katie Nicholl As he splits from the hard-drinking, wild woman of BritArt, the ex-loverTracey Emin called Womble 'hooks up' with supermodel Elle Macpherson TRACEY EMIN has always been open about her love life, once famouslyembroidering...
From the Bed ...to the Body; (1) ANOTHER FINE MESS: Tracey Emins Bed and, Right, the Artist with Scott Douglas in Venice Last Summer (2) JUST GOOD FRIENDS: Scott Douglas and Elle Macpherson Step out Together in London Last Year (3) TEXT APPEAL: Elle Macpherson Bombarded Scott Douglas with Phone Messages
Byline: Katie Nicholl As he splits from the hard-drinking, wild woman of BritArt, the ScotsmanTracey Emin called Womble hooks up with supermodel Elle Macpherson TRACEY EMIN has always been open about her love life, once famouslyembroidering the...
Fund Stars on the Defensive; BATTLE STATIONS: Nigel Thomas, Left, and George Luckraft Have Managed to Fight off the Worst Ravages of the Volatile Markets
Byline: JEFF PRESTRIDGE JUST over five years ago, 'star' fund managers Nigel Thomas and GeorgeLuckraft joined investment house Framlington after a big fallout with theirprevious employer ABN Amro. Investors who backed the duo to continue theirexcellent...
Fury over Sainsbury's 26p-a-Pint Cider Offer
Byline: Daniel Boffey SAINSBURY'S has come under fire for slashing the price of cider to 26p apint, fuelling concern over the role of supermarkets in the nation'sbingedrinking culture. The promotion comes just days after three teenagers were...
GLORY BOYS! - When I Went out on That Pitch It Was So Emotional, I Just Began to Fill Up; UNBELIEVABLE: Havant Went in Front First through Richard Pacquette (below) and Again Thanks to Alfie Harry Potter - HAVENT WE ALL DONE WELL: Yossi Benayoun (Left) Fires Home Liverpools Third but Not before the Massed Ranks of Scarf-Waving Havant Fans (Far Left) Had Revelled in the Opening Goal Scored by Richard Pacquette (Right)
Byline: Daniel King HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE sealed their place in FA Cup folklore with anheroic performance against five-times European champions Liverpool. The part-timers from Hampshire sensationally took the lead twice and humiliateda team...
GOOD ENOUGH ; (1) DOUBLE TROUBLE: Two-Goal Hero Whittaker Takes His Team-Matess Plaudits (2) PLEASING SIGHT: Smith and His Coaching Staff Watch as Rangers Cruise to Victory
Byline: Fraser Mackie WALTER SMITH has five shopping days to go to add to his Rangers squadthis month but yesterdays two-goal hero Steven Whittaker has insisted theplayers who can bank the Scottish Premier League title are already at Ibrox. Whittaker...
Great Pal or Not, McGhee Still Ticks the Right Boxes for Strachan; LASTING BOND: Celtic Boss Gordon Strachan and Motherwell Manager Mark McGhee Have Been Close Friends for Nearly 30 Years
Byline: Jim Black IN the end, the SFA chose G e o r g eB u r l e yf o rt h e Scotland managerial job in preference to Mark McGheeand, for that, Motherwell should be hugely thankful. Thats certainly thefeeling of Gordon Strachan, who believes McGhees...
Gus Groans at Red Card forHaining; I DONT BELIEVE IT: Haining after His Red Card
Byline: Fraser Mackie ST MIRREN manager Gus MacPherson claimed the first of the two yellowcards administered to Will Haining was unjustifiedand fingered Jean-Claude Darcheville for his part in the defenders dismissal. Haining was sent off on...
Harding Encore; RIDING HIGH: Harding
Byline: Ed Watson BRIAN HARDING famously replaced injured Tony Dobbin aboard the mightygrey One Man to pen one of the most heart-warming chapters in CheltenhamFestival folklore. While that victory in the 1998 Champion Chase may forever remain...
Hare's Lost His War of Words - Hares Lost His War of Words; ODD COUPLE: Indira Varma as Nadia and Tom Riley as the Whining Philip in the Vertical Hour
Byline: Georgina Brown The Vertical Hour Royal Court Theatre, London 2hrs 30mins (includinginterval)***Let There Be Love Tricycle Theatre, London 2hrs 15mins (including interval)***The Sea Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London 2hrs 15mins (including...
Havant Kop All the Glory
Byline: DANIEL KING THE KOPS roar was one of relief, more than celebration. As the heroes ofHavant & Waterlooville accepted the ovation from footballs most famous stand,they knew there was no condescension in the applause, only respect andadmiration....
Hearts Uplifted as Huff-and-Puff Dons Prove Duff; WHAT A GIFT: Nade Breaks the Pittodrie Stalemate as He Cashes in on Duffs Mistake
Byline: Ian Broadley ABERDOON 0 HEARTS 1 Nade (55) AS a life-long fan, Stuart Duffs dream to play for Aberdeen turned into anightmare yesterday when a critical mistake on his debut gifted Hearts victory. The moment that the defender, signed...
Hidden Risks for Borrowers Who Rush to Change Cards; IN CONTROL: Eva Grossman Moved Her Card Balance to a Zero per Cent Abbey Deal to Pay for a Car
Byline: JO THORNHILL BY the end of the month, one million people will have transferred theircredit card balance to a new provider as part of their financial spring-clean. Borrowers will have switched an average of [pounds sterling]2,666, according...
High Fives as Hamilton Come Back from Dead; ON SONG: Offiongs Double Helped Hamilton Go Five Points Clear at the Top
Byline: JONATHAN COATES CLYDE 2 Arbuckle (3), Imrie (15) HAMILTON 3 Offiong (43, 77), Mensing(56) IN scenes reminiscent of a title party, Hamilton jigged around in the mud atBroadwood after coming back from 2-0 down to defeat Clyde and establish...
How a Citys Underworld Has Given Up Its Glorious Secrets; TUNNEL OF LOVE: Exeters Underground Passages Have Reopened, above, While the City's Cathedral, below Is One of England's Finest
It was the sort of civic forward planning we rarely see in this country.If it had caught on, no one would ever have needed to dig up our roads againwrites Simon Heptinstall. Exeters newly re-opened Underground Passages are now just a memorable andthought-provoking...
How French Sang-Froid Has Doomed the City's Rock Blunderers; CONTRASTS: Societe Generale's Daniel Bouton, Top,was Cool in a Crisis While Rock Savers Rushed to Withdraw Their Cash ACCUSED: MPs Say That Former Rock Boss Adam Applegarth Is Not a Qualified Banker
Byline: SIMON WATKINS A GEORDIE adulterer with no banking qualifications and a lowly nerd at aFrench investment bank. The two do not immediately appear to have anything in common. Yet between them,former Northern Rock chief Adam Applegarth and...
How Handy to Blame Kerviel for Meltdown
Byline: Simon Watkins SCAPEGOATS are essential in any crisis, particularly economic andfinancial ones. It is a natural tendency for people to believe that the woes ofthe world can be laid at the feet of one or a handful of individuals. Sad to...
How the Queen Turned a City a into Write-Off; COAT OF ARMS: The New Design SIGNING IN: The Queen
WHEN the Queen marked the millennium by upgrading Inverness to citystatus, the decision was greeted with rapturous celebrations. But now it has emerged that the parties may have been premature as the documentcontaining the proclamation has been...
I Became Max of the Jungle; KING OF THE SWINGERS: Max Fulfills His Childhood Dreams
Byline: Max Wooldridge This was the moment I would fulfil a childhood fantasy and swing likeTarzan through the jungle. Loincloths were optional. Much to the annoyance ofguests in the next room, Id been up half the night practising my Tarzan call.But,...
If Hayley, 17, Ain't Scared Why Should I Be ... or You, Jacqui?
Byline: Liz Jones I'VE been to Kabul in a miniskirt and to a disaster zone in Kashmir inflip-flops but when I told friends that I planned to take a midnight walkthrough London in high heels, carrying an expensive handbag, they all said Imust be...
If Only Burglars Lived on Planet Statistics
Byline: SUZANNE MOORE MY 'PERCEPTION' is that crime went up last week as my 'perception' toldme we had been burgled while we were asleep the other night. Not a nice 'perception', that. Still, the police came quickly, the fingerprintguys soon...
I'll Believe It When It Happens&; SOLD OUT: Linda Bennett Was Angered by Darling's Plans for CGT
Byline: JENNY LITTLE CHRIS Twiselton is in two minds about the Government's seeming U-turnover capital gains tax last week. On the one hand, Chris, 57, is pleased that he should no longer face a [pounds sterling]40,000tax bill when, on retirement,...
I'm a Techno Freak ... It All Stretches My Brain; MULTI-TASKING: Dr Lewis Says the More You Embrace New Technology, the Fitter Your Brain Will Become
Byline: DR JACK LEWIS Each morning after my radio alarm triggers the 7am news, I flick througha hundred or so cable TV channels for something to watch over a bowl of cereal. On my way to work, I listen to my iPod, while checking my BlackBerry...
I'm Just Chris from Surrey, but I Am Forcing the Government to Tell the Truth about Its Dodgy Iraq Dossier; DETERMINED: Chris Ames Has Spent Nearly Three Years Investigating the Government's Dossier on Iraq
Byline: CHRIS AMES Istill remember the day it dawned on me that the Government wasn'ttelling the truth about the notorious '45 minutes from doom' dossier on Iraq'sweapons of mass destruction. It was in July 2003, shortly after the war hadended and...
I'm off to Motivate America - 2 Owned by a Nasty TV Critic Now It Will Fund Life in the Hollywood Hills
Byline: Duncan Farmer HOUSEMATE:Clare with her Great Dane,Mr Big, who shared her Chelsea flat, above, before, the move to LA.Top right: Paul McKenna proposing to Clare in 1994THE EX FACTOR: Clare with old flame Robbie Williams, above, getting close...
InterRail and a Glorious Return to the Grand Tour; MAKING TRACKS: Crossing Europe by Rail Is Now Even Simpler
Byline: Adrian Lowery WOKEN by a polite knock, I groggily opened the door to a gentle 'Goodmorning' from the Austrian sleeper-car attendant. He passed in a tray of breakfast and withdrew, saying: 'We are 40 minutes fromVenice, sir.' Plonking...
Invented in Britain but Only Available in New York ... the Anti-Terror Scanner That Could Prevent Another 7/7; FEARS OF A REPEAT: The London Bus Blown Up by Terrorists in July 2005
Byline: Jason Lewis THE Government is under fire for failing to invest in ground-breakingtechnology that could prevent a repeat of the July 7 terror attacks in London. Fifty-two people died when suicide bombers detonated their devices on a bus...
I Self-Built a Business Empire
Byline: Mark Hughes-Morgan GRANGE FINDER: Self-build eco-house The Grange - inspired by the work of Edwin Lutyens - came in on budget and was finished in just 14 monthsON THE UP: The Hayeses' new projects are under way with two more large houses...
I Shared My Bedroom with Naomi and Pam - Bedroom and Pam; ?BATHING BELLE: Naomi Campbells Image Was Also on a Wall of the Villa, above GLITZY: The Villa Is in the Hills above Marbella, Right RAW TALENT: A Naked Picture of PamelaAnderson Was in the Villa near Marbella
Christian Jagodzinski has had his fair share of killer villas. The IT millionaire got so fed up spending thousands on bad taste eyesores withdirty pools next to building sites that he founded Villazzo, a company offeringa five-star hotel service...
Is This Mant He Idlest MSP in the Country? ; TWIN ROLE: Willie Coffey
Byline: Michael Tait A NATIONALIST MSP who also serves as a local councillor has failed toask a single parliamentary question in the nine months he has been at Holyrood. Willie Coffey works at least 30 hours a week for East Ayrshire Council,...
Is Your Heart All of a Flutter? RELIEF: John Jarvie Suffered for 14 Years before a Pioneering Procedure Changed His Life
Byline: Rachel Ellis Excessive consumption of alcohol is well-known to affect liver functionbut did you know that it can trigger a serious heart condition? Holiday-heartsyndrome, as it is known in America, or atrial fibrillation here, is oftenassociated...
It's a Joly Holiday with You, Dad; CANADA'S HOMER SIMPSON: Comedian Dom Joly with His Six-Year-Old Daughter, Parker, and Their Rented Speedboat at Port Carling GOLDEN GLOW: Sunset on the Lake and, above, Hailing the Steamboat Segwun CAMP COOKS: The Children Roast Marshmallows ROOTS OF HAPPINESS: Jackson with His Sister on the Lakeshore and, Left, Sampling a Local Root Beer
Byline: Dom Joly DAD, are those Simpsons clouds?' We were speeding across a flat-calmLake Rosseau towards Port Carling for a hearty Canadian breakfast of pancakes,bacon and lashings of maple syrup. I looked up from the gleaming controls of myrented...
IT WONT WORK; CONTROVERSY: Pursuit of Butcher Has Split Opinion
Byline: Fraser Mackie TA RTA NA R M Y l e g e n dG o r d o n McQueen last night expressed outrage at new Scotland manager GeorgeBurleys bid to appoint England icon Terry Butcher to his coaching staff. Butcher, who won 77 caps in a decade of sterling...
James Holds out and Portsmouth Enjoy Lucky Ride; SHOCK TACTICS: Plymouth Scorer Chris Clark (Far Left) Is Embraced by Krisztian Timar. Niko Kranjcar (Left) Gives Portsmouth the Lead
Byline: MARK FLEMING PORTSMOUTH 2 Diarra (34), Kranjcar (45) PLYMOUTH 1 Clark (5) PORTSMOUTH are fancied by some observers to be the dark horses for this seasonsFA Cup. Yet Harry Redknapps side are fortunate not to be heading to thefootballing...
Jewell Gang Mark a New Era with Day of Disaster ; ROUTED: Neil Mellor Slots Home a Penalty to Crush Derby. Simon Whaley (Far Left) Celebrates Prestons Second
Byline: Mark Ryan IF DERBYS new American owners did not already know they had a job ontheir hands, they do now. Karl Hawley put the Premier Leagues bottom club to the sword with twowell-taken goals and also had time to help Simon Whaley make...
Jimmy Just Loves Getting Up Close and Personal; TYNECASTLE FAN: Calderwood Is Looking Forward to the Semi-Final
Byline: Graeme Croser JIMMY CALDERWOOD would love Aberdeen to build a new stadium in the imageof Tynecastle. The Dons boss has long harboured a secret envy for the home ofHearts and, if his club makes good on plans to decant from Pittodrie, hed...
Jones Piles on Agony Fordesperate Dons
Byline: Bob Temple ROCHDALE skipper Gary Jones scored the only goal of the game to condemnMK Dons to their third defeat on the trot. Paul Inces table-toppers should have scored their first goal in three gameswhen referee Mick Thorpe awarded them...
Jonsson Confident Hearts Will Rise to Challenge; SILVER SERVICE: Jonsson Gets His Hands on the CIS Cup
Byline: Fraser Mackie THE last chance of success this season goes on the line on Wednesday,the opposition is Rangers and the venue Hampden Park in a cup semi-final.Eggert Jonsson knows those are the kind of ingredients guaranteed to bring outthe...
JP Hits Jackpot; EASY WINNER: Jockey Robert Thornton with Franchoek
Byline: Jonathan Powell FRANCHOEK rubberstamped his value and cemented his position as favouritefor the JCB Triumph Hurdle after another impressive success on a day ofdramatic dress rehearsals for the Cheltenham Festival. No one shouted louder...
KEEGAN'S SNUB; Pictures: ALL DRAMA: Havant Go Ahead for the Second Time as Martin Skrtel Deflects the Ball into His Own Net but Liverpool's Relief Shows as Lucas and Yossi Benayoun Celebrate a Benayoun Goal
Byline: Bob Cass JONATHAN WOODGATE yesterday delivered another setback to Kevin Keeganfollowing Newcastle United's 3-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat at Arsenalby agreeing to sign for Premier League rivals Tottenham. With Thursday's transfer deadline...
Keoghs Double Blow Puts Poor Watford to the Sword ; WIDE OPEN:Stephen Elliott Slots the Ball Past Richard Lee CENTER OF ATTENTION: Andy Kepgh Scores the First for Wolves
Byline: Mick Collins IF THE FA Cup is, as some managers in Adrian Boothroyds position mightsometimes maintain, a distraction, then appearing as half-hearted as hisWatford side did for much of this tie is still likely to have warranted apost-match...
Kranjcar Cracks It as Portsmouth Enjoy Lucky Ride; SHOCK TACTICS: Plymouth Scorer Chris Clark (Far Left) Is Embraced by Krisztian Timar. Niko Kranjcar (Left) Gives Portsmouth the Lead
Byline: MARK FLEMING PORTSMOUTH are fancied by some observers as dark horses of this seasonsFA Cup. However, Harry Redknapps side are fortunate not to be heading to thefoot-balling equivalent of the glue factory after this lacklustre andundeserved...
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Latter-Day Lairds and Their [Pounds Sterling]12,500 Patch of Grass. CUT PRICE: Paula Hoogerbrugge Is Billed by Greenbelt for Maintenance
Byline: Ross Clark One of the first acts of the devolved Scottish Parliament a decade agowas to pass a land reform act to free communities from the arbitrary governanceof the hated lairds by allowing them to buy the freehold of their homes. Yet...
Laughing Stock Lotto
Byline: Jody Harrison LOTTERY bosses have been accused of wasting millions of pounds of publicmoney on laughable projects in Scotland last year. Among the thousands of schemes financed by the National Lottery in 2007 wereprojects promoting belly...
Ledger Girlfriend'wanted Sole Custody of Daughter'; FAMILY TENSIONS: Ledger with Ex Michelle
Byline: Sharon Churcher HEATH LEDGER'S drug use spiralled out of control before his deathbecause he feared losing access to his two-year-old daughter, it was revealedlast night. In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, a member of the...
Levein: My Boys Put Me through Wringer; NERVE-WRACKING: Craig Levein
Byline: Ewing Grahame DUNDEE UNITED manager Craig Levein endured a nerve-wracking conclusionto yesterdays victory over Kilmarnock and criticised his players for puttinghim through the wringer after his team had appeared to have the points in thebag....
Like a Camper. MATERIAL GIRL: The Lush Fabrics of the Wilderness Camp in Rajasthan. Inset: Madonna Taking a Ride during Her Indian Adventure
CONTINUING our series on the worlds hippest hotels and the stars whofrequent them, SARAH TURNER checks out The Wilderness Camp, the Rohet Garhhotel and the Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel in Rajasthan, a fabulously luxurioustrio all owned the Maharajah of...
Liverpool Must Resist Temptation from Dubai
Byline: Patrick Collins WHEN they come to write the history of English football in the openingyears of the 21st century, they may identify a cold January evening at Anfieldas the moment when the game was confronted by its future. As Liverpool...
Looks like a Crash? Well Start Buying
Byline: Jeff Prestridge WITH savings rates at six per cent-plus, it would take a brave person torespond to last week's turbulence in stock markets by going out and buying UKshares. But some investment fund managers and financial advisers believe...