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Articles from August 9, 2009

1,000 Army Vehicles Standing Idle in a Gloucestershire Warehouse
MORE than 1,000 armoured vehicles are being stored at a depot in Britain instead of being sent to troops on the front line in Afghanistan, it was revealed last night. The vehicles - including Warriors, Panthers and Ridgbacks - are lined up at the...
1,000 Army Vehicles Still Standing Idle. in a British Warehouse
MORE than 1,000 armoured vehicles are being stored at a depot in Britain instead of being sent to troops on the front line in Afghanistan, it was revealed last night. The vehicles - including Warriors, Panthers and Ridgbacks - are lined up at the...
5 of the Best Smoothie Makers
Fruit juice is just that: the juice of a fruit or vegetable as it is pushed through a press. A smoothie, however, is the liquidised whole fruit including the fibre-rich pulp, essential for gut health. Just one smoothie containing a banana, an orange...
6 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN... to Fabulous LAS VEGAS NEVADA; THIS Supercharged City in the Desert Is All Outrageous High Life, 24-Hour Play, Bright Lights, Shows and Spectacle, with Just a Little Gambling. and in 2009, the Entertainment Capital of the World Is More Affordable, with Even the Best Hotels Cutting Their Prices. GARETH HUW DAVIES Compiles a Big List of Things to Do in and around Sin City
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES 1...A WEALTH OF GREEN STUFF SPANISH traders gave the name Las Vegas (The Meadows) to a bright patch of green land fed by springs, three miles from today's city. The precious waters dried up in 1962 but now the city's...
6 THINGS YOU MUST IN... BRUGES; THE Beautiful, Compact City of Bruges - Given a New Lease of Life for Tourism Recently Thanks to Colin Farrell and the Movie in Bruges - Is a Medieval Masterpiece Just a Short Hop Away. GARETH HUW DAVIES Visited the City, Strolled Down Its Picturesque, Cobbled Streets and along Canals as Enchanting as Any in Venice, and Found Lots to Recommend
Byline: GARETH HUW DAVIES 1 ... WALK THE FILM SET Most places merely serve as a backdrop when Hollywood moves in. Not Bruges. The Belgian city - 50 minutes by train from Brussels (www.b-rail.be) - enjoys equal billing with Colin Farrell, Brendan...
Accsys Can Cash in on Fake Hardwood
THE depletion of the world's forests is one of those problems that concerns scientists, politicians and environmentalists alike. Yet trees keep being felled because there is so much demand for wood. Accsys Technologies may help solve this problem....
A Crash Course in DIY*; *That's Design It Yourself ... and This Display Shows Just What a Bit of Study Can Help You Achieve
Byline: MARTYN COX In the Garden If you knew nothing about garden design, plants or landscaping, would you try to create a garden from scratch? Of course not. But if you want the satisfaction of transforming your own plot, now's the time to flick...
Adultery Case Mum Wins Fight to See Sons
Byline: Nick Pyke MARNIE PEARCE, the British mother controversially jailed in Dubai for adultery, has won a legal battle to gain access to her two young sons. The 40-year-old former florist from Berkshire was last week granted nine hours a week...
After This, I'm Fighting for My Test Career
Byline: Ravi Bopara WRITING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY YOU couldn't exactly describe my first Ashes series as going 100 per cent according to plan. There is no disguising the pressure I am under with nowhere to hide, because in such a massively...
After This, I'm Fighting for My Test Career
Byline: Ravi Bopara AFTER events at Headingley over the past two days, you couldn't exactly describe my first Ashes series as going 100 per cent according to plan. It was bad enough to fall for one in the first innings. But then came yesterday's...
After This, I'm Fighting for My Test Career
Byline: Ravi Bopara WRITING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY AFTER events at Headingley over the past two days, you couldn't exactly describe my first Ashes series as going 100 per cent according to plan. It was bad enough to fall for one in...
A Girl Who Will Soon Be Musical Royalty; CLASSICAL
Byline: David Mellor Kate Royal: Midsummer Night EMI Classics. [pounds sterling]10.76 inc p& p 01634 832789 **** Yuja Wang: Sonatas And Etudes Deutsche Grammophon. [pounds sterling]12.72 inc p& p 01634 832789 ***** Leon Fleisher: Mozart...
Agony for Mullan as He Splits from His Latest Love
Byline: Jane Simpson HOLLYWOOD actor Peter Mullan has split from the woman he set up home with after walking out on the mother of his three oldest children. The 49-year-old is understood to have left the house he shared with charity worker and...
A Hero Hidden in Shadow of His Idol Collins
Byline: by Risteard Mulcahy Donal McCartney My Father, The General: Richard Mulcahy And The Military Of The Revolution by Risteard Mulcahy Liberties Press e17.99 **** The forgotten hero of Irish history is a fairly accurate description...
Alex's Royal Salute; Salmond Hails Prince as the Ideal Scots King
Byline: Michael Tait and Jody Harrison FIRST Minister Alex Salmond last night said he was looking forward to the day when Princes Charles becomes King of Scots. In an exclusive interview with The Scottish Mail on Sunday, the SNP leader spoke...
All You Need Is Nostalgia
Byline: Andrew Preston Woodstock Diaries FX, Friday, 12.10am; Saturday, midnight & Sunday 16, 12.15am Woodstock started as a business venture, with assurances that there would be a maximum crowd of 50,000. It ended up, 40 years ago this...
Amazing Surgery Saved This Woman ...While She Was Having a Stroke; Radical Stent Technique Gives Hope to the Thousands Every Year Who Suffer a Stroke
Byline: Alice Grebot A ground-breaking surgical procedure could revolutionise the outcome for the estimated 150,000 yearly victims of stroke - the third most common cause of death and the largest cause of adult disability in the UK. The procedure,...
An Englishman Should Go Home to His Castles
Byline: William REES-MOGG Architecture is our history. Norfolk is one of the great counties of England; it lacks nothing except a first-class cricket side to be one of the most perfect counties. I ought to know Norfolk much better than I do. ...
Another Clean Sheet Pleases Hughes
Byline: Bolton 0 Hibernian 0 By Rob Fairburn HIBERNIAN completed their pre-season with a creditable draw against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. It was their second clean sheet against English Premier League opposition in four days as they rounded...
Apes Prove They Are Kings of the Jungle
Byline: Fight Like Apes, David Kitt, Valerie Francis Bruxelles, Dublin, Danny McElhinney Thank the lord of rock'n'roll for foot rails at bars, so I could elevate myself and peer over the heads of the sweaty masses to see Ireland's best live band...
A Picnic That Really Packs a Punch; Forget the Soggy Sandwiches. with a Bit of Planning You Can Rustle Up Zingy Salads and Tasty Cakes and Pastries for the Ultimate Banquet on a Blanket
Picnics are a great summer institution. From simple sandwiches on the beach to sit-down salmon en croute at the races, we all have nostalgic memories of picnics past. And they're as irresistible today as ever: the promise of a picnic is guaranteed...
Ashes to Ashes
Byline: Ed Osmond IN HEADINGLEY ENGLAND collapsed spectacularly to 82 for five in their second innings to leave Australia on the brink of victory in the fourth Ashes test yesterday. Marcus North's patient century guided Australia to a commanding...
A Show That's Worth Every Penny; ALSO PLAYING
Byline: Robert Gore-Langton Spend Spend Spend! (Watermill Theatre, Newbury) **** is the true story of Viv Nicholson, who with her Yorkshire miner husband scooped the football pools in 1961, netting more than [pounds sterling]152,000: the equivalent...
A Titanic Fright When I Went on a Polar Bear Hunt
It was a tiny shape on the horizon, but it was what we had all been waiting for, writes David Simpson. Binoculars were set, cameras readied and, right on cue, the lazy white giant rose to his feet. For many of us it was our first glimpse of what we...
'At the End of This I Will Have Given Up Smoking ... and Qualified for a Mental Institution'; First-Week Diary of the Cold Turkey Castaway
BUSINESSMAN Geoff Spice has marooned himself on an isolated Hebridean island as he strives to quit his 30-a-day smoking habit. Out of the reach of civilisation - and the temptation to pop down to the shops for cigs - the 57-year-old is going cold turkey...
A United Stroll but Levein Isn't Fooled
Byline: Ian Broadley Dundee Utd 2 Blackburn 0 CRAIG LEVEIN played down expectations for the new campaign last night, despite Dundee United's morale-boosting victory over Blackburn Rovers. The Tannadice manager's final preparatory match...
A World Double Is No Trouble for Tom; Chamney Hasn't a Complaint in the World about His Early Form
Byline: Mark Gallagher THOMAS Chamney was in the queue for a roller-coaster ride as he discussed the thrills and spills of his season this past week. It was a lengthy queue but, just as well - he had plenty to reflect upon. He flies out to Berlin...
A World Double's No Trouble for Thomas; Chamney Hasn't a Complaint in the World about His Early Form
Byline: Mark Gallagher THOMAS Chamney was in the queue for a roller-coaster ride as he discussed the thrills and spills of his season this past week. It was a lengthy queue but, just as well - he had plenty to reflect upon. He flies out to Berlin...
Back from His French Exile.It's Fred the 'Fugitive'; Disgraced Ex-Boss of RBS Is Coming Home for Sake of Children's Schooling
Byline: Ian Gallagher FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin is to return from his selfimposed 'exile' in France this month - for the sake of his children. Sir Fred and his family fled Britain more than four months ago after he became...
Back from His French Exile, It's Welcome Home Fred the Shred
Byline: Ian Gallagher FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin is to return from his self-imposed 'exile' in France this month - for the sake of his children. Sir Fred and his family fled Britain more than four months ago after he...
BBC's [Pounds Sterling]45m on Training at Four Centres - So Why Do They Need to Hire Companies Owned by People They Already Employ?
Byline: Martin Delgado THE BBC has four training centres of its own around the country costing the licence-fee payer [pounds sterling]45million a year - yet still regularly sends its presenters to private companies for broadcasting coaching. ...
Beasley: I May Have to Move On
Byline: Graeme Croser DaMARCUS BEASLEY last night admitted he may yet quit Rangers to preserve his prospects of playing for the United States in next summer's World Cup Finals. The former PSV Eindhoven winger has endured two frustrating years...
Be Careful Where You Dine to Beat E.Coli
Byline: DR ELLIE CANNON Last week, four people were taken seriously ill in Wrexham after eating at the same fish and chip shop and contracting E.coli. The sufferers include a mother and three-year-old child, both of whom are suffering renal failure....
Bhoys Set to Lift off for Venus; Celtic Deputy Is All Fired Up
Byline: Jim Black CELTIC would best be described as a work in progress at the moment, according to assistant manager Mark Venus. Tony Mowbray has made significant changes, both in terms of personnel and the team's style of football, since succeeding...
Bough Wow! Throwing a Stylish Garden Party Is Easier Than You Think - Just Make the Most of What You Already Own and Pull It All Together. We Take You from Lunch under a Willow to Dinner beneath the Stars; INTERIORS
Byline: CLARE NOLAN DAY For long lazy lunches Think location, location, location Choose the prettiest part of your garden with the best view. If it's sunny, you'll need shade, so move the parasol or position the table under a tree. Use your biggest...
Broad's Joy of Six Is Turned Sour by Bungling Batsmen
Byline: Bill Day STUART BROAD could not disguise his dismay at Headingley last night after producing the best bowling figures of his Test career on a day England probably lost all hope of regaining the Ashes. The England bowler's 6-91 should...
Broker Must Pay [Pounds Sterling]10,400 after It Angers Watchdog; the Readers' Champion
Byline: Tony Hetherington R. P. writes: I have bought shares from broker Wills & Co. and have been very disappointed that they have not performed, even though the dealer was full of enthusiasm. I purchased eight holdings and requested not to...
BULLISH BHOY; Mowbray Says Celtic Have the Quality to Take Care of Arsenal
Byline: Fraser Mackie CELTIC boss Tony Mowbray last night insisted his team are capable of beating English Premier League giants Arsenal in the showdown for a Champions League place. After losing 2-1 at Manchester City in a friendly yesterday,...
'Burn the Town If You Have To,'said the Bank Manager. and So We Did
Forty years ago, I went to a bank manager in Derry and asked for a loan to build a bathroom in our family's Bogside home. He asked how the fight for civil rights was going, said 'burn the town if you have to' and gave me the money. Months later, my...
Caldwell Isn't Feeling Down and out as Burnley Go for Broke; Coyle and Co Will Follow Their Survival Instincts by Playing Their Way to Top-Flight Safety
Byline: Graeme Croser STOKE CITY struck a thudding blow for substance against style when a barrage of long throws and diagonal punts secured Premier League survival. Logically, one might expect the Burnley blueprint for avoiding relegation to be...
Call Up Ramprakash Rather Than Trott, Urges Stewart
Byline: Peter Hayter ALEC STEWART, England's most capped player and a veteran of seven Ashes campaigns, says England must make changes to have a chance of winning the Ashes in the decider at The Brit Oval, even to the extent of considering a shock...
Can Burnley Survive? They Were Founder Members of the League and Champions in the Sixties before a Slump That Saw Them Almost Go out of Existence. Now They're Back in the Big Time But
Byline: Rob Draper FROM the top of the stands at Turf Moor, the view could be quintessentially English: a church tower, with the flag of St George fluttering in the wind, and an old chimney stack from a defunct cotton mill dominate the urban landscape...
Can I Claim Dole If I Retire Early from Civil Service?
Byline: Colm Rapple Q I've been working in the Department of Health for the past 30 years and I'm thinking of taking the early retirement package. Will I be able to qualify for unemployment benefit if I can't get another job and will I be able to...
Carragher Blow to Rafa's Hopes
Byline: Mark Ryan LIVERPOOL 1 ATL MADRID 2 JAMIE CARRAGHER suffered a freak injury yesterday to leave Liverpool facing a possible defensive crisis even before the season starts. The 31-year-old defender twisted his ankle off the ball after...
Cast in the LEAD Role; Mouthy Kyle Is Keen to Be a Big Noise, as Well as Goal Threat, When He Captains Kilmarnock
Byline: Fraser Mackie KEVIN KYLE is determined that his role as captain will ensure that Kilmarnock do not suffer in silence at the wrong end of the SPL and, instead, make a noise in the top six this season. The giant striker, newly appointed as...
CEO Trades Up as His Bank Repossesses
Byline: Cormac McQuinn AS HIS customers struggle to cover the cost of paying increased interest rates Permanent TSB boss David Guinane has decided to trade up the property ladder. The Irish Mail on Sunday can also reveal that the chief executive,...
CHEAPER BILLS Price War Is Breaking Out
A PRICE war is looming after Germanowned Eon launched a new online energy plan last week. Experts say that now could be a good time for households to switch provider to take advantage of cheaper bills ahead of the expensive winter months. Online...
Children Could Be Given Untested Swine Flu Vaccine
Byline: Jo Macfarlane THE swine flu vaccine which will be offered to 12 million children in the UK may not have been tested on infants by the time the first batches arrive. Pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the jabs do not have any paediatric...
Chopra and Cardiff Soon Feel at Home
Byline: Derek Hunter CARDIFF 4 Chopra (21, 45), Bothroyd (31), Whittingham (90 pen) SCUNTHORPE 0 MICHAEL CHOPRA repaid the first slice of his clubrecord [pounds sterling]4million transfer fee as he helped Cardiff to a convincing win over Championship...
Christine Takes off with Adrian; ... as Far as the Airport, That Is, after He Makes an Unlikely Debut as 7.45am Chauffeur to His Glamorous TV Colleague (and the Accessory She Can't Go without - Her Hair Straightening Irons)
Byline: Amanda Perthen IT IS a chore most men would try to avoid. But TV host Adrian Chiles appeared happy to give co-presenter Christine Bleakley an early morning lift to Gatwick Airport for a flight to Spain. The One Show presenter dutifully...
Christine Takes off with Adrian; ...as Far as the Airport, That Is, after He Makes an Unlikely Debut as 7.45am Chauffeur to His Glamorous TV Colleague (and the Accessory She Can't Go without - Her Hair Straightening Irons)
Byline: Amanda Perthen IT IS a chore most men would try to avoid. But TV host Adrian Chiles appeared happy to give co-presenter Christine Bleakley an early morning lift to Gatwick Airport for a flight to Spain. The One Show presenter dutifully...
Christine Takes off with Adrian; ...Asfarastheairport, That Is, after He Makes an Unlikely Debut as 7.45am Chauffeur to His Glamorous TV Colleague (and the Accessory She Can't Go without - Her Hair Straightening Irons)
Byline: Amanda Perthen IT IS a chore most men would try to avoid. But TV host Adrian Chiles appeared happy to give co-presenter Christine Bleakley an early morning lift to Gatwick Airport for a flight to Spain. The One Show presenter dutifully...
City Fans United in Adoration of Tevez
Byline: Joe Bernstein MANCITY 2 CELTIC 1 CARLOS TEVEZ made his longawaited Manchester City debut as Mark Hughes' billionaires discovered the winning habit just in time for next weekend's Premier League kick-off. But there was an injury...
City Fans United in Adoration of Tevez; by Joe Bernstein
Byline: Joe Bernstein 2 MANCITY CELTIC 1 CARLOS TEVEZ made his longawaited Manchester City debut as Mark Hughes' billionaires discovered the winning habit just in time for next weekend's Premier League kick-off. But there was an injury...
Clive and Julia Con Their Boss - and the Fans; FILM DVDS
Byline: Jason Solomons In Duplicity (15, Universal Pictures,. [pounds sterling]19.56 inc p& p 01634 832789, out now) ** Clive Owen and Julia Roberts play corporate spies in a 'rom-con' caper. They sleep with each other, they spy on each other,...
Clough Prevails in the Dynasty Derby
Byline: Daniel King DERBY 2 Addison (4), Teale (87) PETERBORO 1 Boyd (pen, 84) THE house of Clough prevailed narrowly over the Ferguson clan thanks to a late goal by Gary Teale that took the roof off Pride Park. On the day the Football...
Clough Prevails in the Dynasty Derby; THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: Daniel King DERBY 2 Addison (4), Teale (87) PETERBORO 1 Boyd (pen, 84) THE house of Clough prevailed narrowly over the Ferguson clan thanks to a late goal by Derby's Gary Teale that took the roof off Pride Park. On the day...
Competition Commission Starts Sports Direct Probe
Byline: NEIL CRAVEN THE Competition Commission has launched an inquiry into 31 store transfers from JJB Sports to Sports Direct after an investigation by Financial Mail. The Office of Fair Trading asked Sports Direct in May to sell five of the...
Conquered Coyle Praises McInnes
Byline: St J'stone 1 Burnley 0 By Ewing Grahame OWEN COYLE failed to make a winning return to his old stamping ground at McDiarmid Park but the Burnley manager, whose side start their English Premier League campaign away to Stoke City on Saturday,...
Corrib Offshore Pipeline Row Just Is a Distraction from the Real Scandal; MY VIEW
Byline: Colm Rapple Can a gas find currently valued on the open market at no more than e1.5bn generate e1.7bn in tax revenue for the State? According to Junior Minister Conor Lenihan, it can. But this take on the Corrib gas field off the Mayo...
Could Allan Be McLuckie This Time around? TURF TALK
Byline: Ed Watson NOT without good reason do they term it 'the race which stops a nation', yet one of the most compelling recent Melbourne Cup tales concerns the Scottish-owned gelding which steadfastly refused to go. Such was the aversion Holy...
Credit Crunch Turns Two, but Is a Recovery on the Cards?
It is two years to the day since the credit crunch officially started when bad news from French bank BNP Paribas triggered a sharp rise in the cost of borrowing. Four weeks later Northern Rock fell and in the months that followed house prices tumbled,...
Crunch! the Two Years That Shook the World; HOW GLOBAL FINANCES TEETERED ON THE BRINK - AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR US ALL
Byline: DAN ATKINSON FRENCH bank BNP Paribas blocked withdrawals from three investment funds on 'technical grounds' two years ago today - and the roof started falling in on the world economy. The funds had invested in American sub-prime mortgage-backed...
David Still Has Talent to Burn; POP
Byline: David Bennun David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno The Barbican Centre, London **** The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses - special edition Silvertone, out tomorrow. [pounds sterling]12.72 inc p& p (01634 832789) **** Without...
Defence Chiefs Rocked by a Crisis in Morale; Official MoD Survey of 10,000 Troops Reveals: Only 3 in 10 Say They Are Valued; More Than Half Say Mood Is Low; Just 40% Are Happy with Their Kit
Byline: Christopher Leake DEFENCE EDITOR BRITAIN'S Armed Forces are suffering from low morale and major concerns over the military kit and equipment they use on the front line, according to the Ministry of Defence's own survey of 10,500 Army, Royal...
Defence Chiefs Rocked by a Crisis in Morale; Official MoD Survey of 10,000 Troops Reveals: Only 3 in 10 Say They Are Valued; More Than Half Say Morale Is Low; Just 40% Are Happy with Their Kit
Byline: Christopher Leake DEFENCE EDITOR BRITAIN'S Armed Forces are suffering from low morale and major concerns over the military kit and equipment they use on the front line, according to the Ministry of Defence's own survey of 10,500 Army, Royal...
DEREK STANDS OUT; Mentor Megson Hails Man He Signed Twice and Always Felt Would Follow Him into Dugout
Byline: Fraser Mackie MODELLING your managerial style on that of a man who is regularly abused by his own supporters could be considered a curious career choice. However, no St Johnstone follower will complain if Derek McInnes follows mentor Gary...
Detectives Search Homes of Claudia Suspect Who Died Three Weeks after She Disappeared
Byline: Andrew Chapman HE IS the man whose homes were searched by police last week in the hunt for missing chef Claudia Lawrence. The picture on the right shows Richard Cartwright, the wealthy landlord who, detectives believe, was captured on...
Dignity of a Man I Believe Is Innocent; COMMENT
Byline: Christine Grahame NATIONALIST MSP IT was a strange experience. There I was, outside the gates of Greenock Prison with a battery of media who would wait until I emerged an hour later, about to meet a man so detested, so reviled by many....
Dingle Dangled Its Lure - and We Were Hooked
Byline: Fiona Looney's KITCHEN SINK DRAMA w e are on a fishing boat near Dingle Bay and in the past three minutes, I have won and lost a bet. The Boy, as I'd wagered, has landed the first fish of the day, but it is The Youngest, and not The Small...
Dirty Pond Won't Cause a Ripple; NEW RELEASES
Byline: by Freddie Windsor The image Bob Dylan presented to the world on the cover of his 1962 debut album has arguably proved the most resilient in pop. Almost half a century later, the world is still full of serious young men trying to shake society...
Dobriskey Doubts the Dopers Have Been Defeated
Byline: AT H L E T I C S By Tom Knight DOPING continues to stalk athletics and, despite every effort to outlaw the drug cheats, there is no guarantee the 12th World Championships, which start on Saturday in Berlin, will be clean. Britain's Lisa...
Doctors to Decide Fate of Bomber Megrahi; Minister to See Medical Reports
Byline: Michael Tait THE Lockerbie bomber's bid for freedom will hinge on medical reports by the doctors treating him for terminal cancer, The Scottish Mail on Sunday can reveal. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will receive the detailed records...
Dolan Family's Fury over Rival Tribute Act
Byline: Neil Michael CHIEF REPORTER JOE DOLAN is gone but definitely not forgotten. Last night, the latest tribute vehicle was launched - a musical about the showband legend. But the announcement has been met with anger from the Dolan family,...
Donors to FF Are Laughing All the Way to the Bad Bank; How Nama Could Save the Builders and Banks Who Gave the Party Cash
Byline: Luke Byrne IT LOOKS a lot like 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours'. A score of developers who donated to Fianna Fail during the boom years stand to be rescued by the Government's controversial Nama scheme after the failure of their...
Dons Will Tread Water Unless McGhee Swims against Financial Tide
Byline: Ian Broadley MARK McGHEE insists there will be no envy on his part when Tony Mowbray takes his place in the away dugout at Pittodrie on Saturday. But the Aberdeen manager certainly wishes he had a fraction of the money that the man who...
Drawing Inspiration; MiTo's Makers Clearly Enjoy Their Cartoons, Says Philip Nolan
Byline: Philip Nolan I'd lay you a tenner that the designer of Alfa Romeo's cute, almost anthropomorphic new mini, the MiTo, was dragged along by a child to the 2006 movie, Cars. The hero of that unusually dull Pixar outing was an ambitious all-American...
Driven to Galway. and Despair
Byline: John Waters WHILE not disputing the Taoiseach's assertion that he meets more people in the ordinary course of their lives than most other professionals, 'including journalists', I have to wonder if he has been meeting many people from Sligo....
Dublin Showed No Sense of History or Position, but I Did Tellyou as Much Last Sunday
Byline: Joe Brolly DUBLIN were in a hopeless position last weekend. I wrote in this column that it was extraordinary that Kerry were the underdogs, and highlighted the illogicality of this situation, where a team that had serially failed outside...
DUFFER TO THE RESCUE; Alan Shearer Back as Boss of Newcastle 'Within Days'
Byline: Rob Draper WEST BROM 1 NEWCASTLE 1 ALAN SHEARER could return as Newcastle manager as early as next week - but only if owner Mike Ashley is willing to accept a [pounds sterling]70million offer for the club from Geordie businessman Barry...
DUFF SAVES NEWCASTLE MORE SHAME; Winger Is on Target to Rescue a Point at Hawthorns
Byline: Rob Draper WEST BROM 1 NEWCASTLE 1 NEWCASTLE United gained some respite from their seemingly inexorable decline yesterday. Their muchmaligned team managed to gain a point at West Bromwich Albion in a display which indicated these players...
DUFF SPARES NEWCASTLE MORE SHAME; Winger Is on Target to Rescue a Point at Hawthorns
Byline: Rob Draper WEST BROM 1 Martis (39) 1 NEWCASTLE Duff 1 (55) NEWCASTLE gained some small respite from their seemingly inex-orabldecline when their muchmaligned team managed to eke out a point at West Bromwich Albion in a display that...
Dundalk; the Home of Cuchulainn Show's a Fighting Spirit
The inscription on the Dundalk town crest reads Me do rug Cu Chulainn Croga which translates into English as, I gave birth to brave Cu Chulainn. To any person that is not familiar with Cuchulainn, he was a mythical Irish warrior with a legendary...
Eat Your Way to a Healthy Prostate; Chefs Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson All Feature in a New Book of Recipes to Help Prevent Cancer
Byline: Professor Margaret Rayman There is growing scientific evidence that strongly suggests diets rich in certain foods can help prevent prostate cancer and its spread. There is also evidence to indicate the harmful effect of other foods. Prostate...
Edinburgh Festival's Rental Benefit of [Pounds Sterling]1,800 Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Byline: writes Maggie Mallon As the curtain goes up at the Edinburgh Festival this weekend, a quarter of a million visitors will descend on the city, doubling its population and creating huge demand for accommodation, writes Maggie Mallon. For...
Ed Miliband 'Nearly Quit Politics at Age of 39'
Byline: Brendan Carlin POLITICAL REPORTER HE HAS brought youthful vigour to the Cabinet and is tipped as a future leader of the Labour Party, but Ed Miliband has contemplated giving up politics, it was claimed last night. The Energy Secretary...
Ed Miliband 'Nearly Quit Politics at Age of 39'; Colleagues Reveal How Cabinet Star Suffered Mid-Life Wobble That Led Him to Ask: 'Why Am I Doing This, What's It All About'?
Byline: Brendan Carlin POLITICAL REPORTER HE HAS brought youthful vigour to the Cabinet and is tipped as a future leader of the Labour Party, but Ed Miliband has contemplated giving up politics, it was claimed last night. The Energy Secretary...
Eejits! Betting Boss's Furious Verdict on Officials as Horsewhips Fly over Plans to Make 'Turgid' Racing ... Racier
Byline: SARAH BRIDGE WHEN the BBC's Clare Balding interviewed jockey Liam Treadwell just after he'd won the Grand National earlier this year, she famously told him he could now afford to get his teeth done. Balding later apologised, but now the...
Even Hard-Up Pompey Prove They Are a Cut above Smith's Band of Merry Men and Boys
Byline: Graeme Croser AT FRATTON PARK Portsmouth 2 Rangers 0 PORTSMOUTH may be the new paupers of the world's richest football playground, the Barclays Premier League, but they were still a class above SPL champions Rangers. Two goals from...
Every New Mother Is Just a Rookie, Even If She's 53. So Why Not Wish Maire Luck? COMMENT
Byline: Fiona Looney WHO is better equipped to be a mother? A 15-year-old schoolgirl adrift from support and income or a successful 53-yearold woman of independent means? It might seem like a bit of a no-brainer and the only real conundrum is why...
EVERY SCOTS CHILD TO GET SWINE FLU JAB; Mass-Immunisation Programme for a Million Youngsters; Vaccination to Startwithin Weeks
Byline: Michael Tait SCOTLAND'S one million children are expected to be the first in Europe to be vaccinated against swine flu. The mass immunisation plan - the biggest since the 1964 operation against smallpox - is due to begin 'within weeks',...
Facing the Lash; for the Heinous Crime of Wearing Trousers, This Muslim Woman Is to Be Pinned against the Wall of a Court and Lashed 40 Times with a Camel Hair Whip. the Irish Mail on Sunday Secretly Crossed into Sudan to Hear Fearless Lubna Al-Hussein's Response to Such Medieval Barbarism - and Get the Interview Every Woman Will Want to Read
Byline: From Barbara Jones IN KHARTOUM MEDIEVAL...brutal...inhuman... When the news broke that a 34year-old career woman in Sudan was to be flogged for wearing trousers, the shock waves travelled around the world. As the West grapples with the...
Facing the Lash; for the Heinous Crime of Wearing Trousers, This Muslim Woman Is to Be Pinned against the Wall of a Courtroom and Lashed 40 Times with a Camel Hair Whip. the Mail on Sunday Secretly Crossed into Sudan to Record Her Defiant Response
Byline: from Barbara Jones IN KHARTOUM MEDIEVAL ... brutal ... inhuman ... When the news broke that a respectable 34-year-old career woman in Sudan was to be flogged for wearing trousers, the shock waves travelled the 3,000 miles to Britain and...
Facing the Lash; for the Heinous Crime of Wearing Trousers, This Woman Is to Be Pinned against the Wall of a Courtroom and Flogged 40 Times with a Camel-Hair Whip. the Mail on Sunday Secretly Crossed into Sudan to Record Her Defiant Response
Byline: from Barbara Jones MEDIEVAL ... brutal ... inhuman ... When the news broke that a respectable 34-year-old career woman in Sudan was to be flogged for wearing trousers, the shock waves travelled the 3,000 miles to Britain and on around the...
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Farewell to True Hero; with Scenes of Heartrending Grief, Brave Footballer Who Drowned after Diving into Lake to Save Holidaymakers Is Laid to Rest
Byline: Ailbhe Jordan THE funeral of 21-year-old Simon Delaney, who drowned trying to save another man, was marked by scenes of grief as hundreds of mourners attended Mass at St Ultan's Church in Killinkere, Co. Cavan, yesterday. Silence descended...
Fast Track for BBC Fees Raid; BBC Licence Fee Raid
Byline: JON REES THE BBC could lose tens of millions of pounds of its licence fee income within weeks to fund regional news on commercial television channels. It had been thought that time-consuming legislation would be needed to usher in the...
Father Spends a Month in Jail -for Refusing to Divorce His Wife
Byline: Ailbhe Jordan A FATHER of five has spent over a month locked up in Portlaoise Prison for refusing to divorce his wife, the Irish Mail on Sunday has learned. The man in his 50s, who cannot be named under family law, was arrested and jailed...
F B D Q&A; FBD GAA Golf Challenge with All-Ireland Winning Kilkenny Hurler, Eddie Brennan (Pictured)
1 A 6ft putt in Augusta or a 65 into the wind and rain in Croke Park? It would have to be the six foot putt in Augusta as I'm not mad about the wind and rain. 2 Ultimate GAA fourball? I'd go for Eddie Keher, Micheal O Muircheartaigh and Paidi O...
Fed Up with the Banks? Meet a New Breed of Money Guide; UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCES HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT AND TWO SCHEMES AIM TO HELP YOU MEET THE CHALLENGE
Byline: STEPHEN WOMACK JIM Fatkin doesn't trust the banks. At 63 he is no longer working and needs help so he and his wife, Linda, 61, can get the most out of their savings and pensions to see them through retirement. But he says: 'It has got to...