The People (London, England)

A British daily tabloid newspaper. Stories cover entertainment, celebrity news, and sports through England.

Articles from April 9, 2006

60 OPS; EXCLUSIVE Home for Easter. Brave Lad Who Cheated Death 15 MONTHS Joy of Lone Survivor Marshall
Byline: By CAROLINE WATERSTON A BRAVE youngster who survived 60 operations in 15 MONTHS will delight his parents by coming home for Easter. Marshall Gormley, four, has endured almost non-stop surgery after cancer treatment left him with appalling...
ANDY'S GREAT BEGRAYAL; EXCLUSIVE Heartbroken Pal of Sky TV's Superat Tells How the Star Stabbed Him in the Back Soccer Legend Gave Our Wedding Speech and Said He Hoped We'd Spend the Rest of Our Lives Together. What a Joke! What Sort of Mate Says That Then Steals Your Wife? RAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, ANDY
Byline: By TOM CARLIN and STEVE MYALL A BETRAYED husband has accused top TV soccer pundit Andy Gray - his closest pal - of leaving him a "broken man" by having a secret sex session with his blonde wife. Fighting to control his emotions, millionaire...
BACON AT THE MOVIES: ROCKY HORROR; It's as Scary as Finding You're a Bit Low on Cheddar AN AMERICAN HAUNTING HORROR Cert: 15
Byline: RICHARD BACON THERE are two movies out this week, readers, which will chill you to the bone. One is An American Haunting, which they say is based on a true story but isn't, and the other is Scary Movie 4, which they say is a comedy, but...
BRIAN ON THE BOX: Bald-Winning Duo
Byline: BRIAN CONLEY IT'S easy to see why Coronation Street is Britain's favourite soap...and it has all the ingredients to ensure it will stay that way for years to come. The writing is superb and all the characters are so believable. It...
Brian on the Box: This Week's Top Tens
Byline: BRIAN CONLEY TOP SINGLES To get one of these top singles as a mobile ringtone, text THECHART then POLY and the song number as shown below each hit. If you have a mono phone, text MONO 01 instead of POLY 01 and so on. 1 (1) Crazy ...
CHARLOTTE & GAV IN CRISIS; EXCLUSIVE Star Lovers' Romance Hits the Skids She's Jealous over His Old Girl Pals He Can't Stand Her Controlling Him Marriage? It's More like Divorce
Byline: By CAROLINE WATERSTON SINGER Charlotte Church and her rugby star lover Gavin Henson are at breaking point, The People can reveal. Pals say the couple are in crisis talks in a desperate bid to save their troubled year-long romance. ...
CHEL SHOCKED; EXCLUSIVE Charles and Camilla's Anniversary Joy as Prince Faces Showdown with Lover after Lap-Dance Antics Chelsy Fury at Harry's Shame. Now He Fears It's Over
Byline: By DEAN ROUSEWELL Royal Editor PRINCE Harry's girlfriend Chelsy Davy blew her top when she found out about his boozy evening at a lap-dancing club, The People can reveal. She DEMANDED to know why he had publicly humiliated her by visiting...
DEC LOVE DUMPED; EXCLUSIVE Kate Ditched over Star. and Doesn't She Look Sad
Byline: By ALICE WALKER THE dancer who won the heart of Declan Donnelly has been ditched by her long-term lover because of her dates with the TV idol, The People can reveal. Pretty Kate Braithwaite had been romanced by part-time van driver Richard...
DJS' RADIO THREESOME; EXCLUSIVE Chartshow Pals JK & Joel Hit the Bed for Sex with a Raunchy Stripper
Byline: By JAMES MILLBANK and STEVE MYALL A SEXY stripper has told how she had a steamy threesome with Radio One stars JK and Joel. Stunning Roxanne Gregory was a big hit during a wild night of passion with the DJs - whose Chart Show pulls in...
Easter Eggxodus! 2.2M BRITS JET AWAY FROM RAIN AND JAMS
Byline: By CAROLINE WATERSTON MORE than 2.2 million Britons are set to fly abroad on the BIGGEST ever Easter getaway. Record numbers of people have booked to jet off this week - leaving behind showers and traffic chaos. Among the top sunshine...
Football ANDY MAKES THE GRAY-DE; ALL THE GOALS CHAMPIONSHIP Burnley 1 QPR 0
Byline: Alan BLACK ON-LOAN striker Andy Gray smashed his third goal in as many home games to lift Burnley above QPR. Gray's goal 11 minutes from time was a rare bright spot in a dour clash that was low on endeavour and entertainment. The Sunderland...
Football: Battling Brucie's Not Dunn for Yet; PREMIERSHIP WE LOVE IT BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP
Byline: STEVE BATES 1 Wigan Birmingham 1 DAVID DUNN scrambled home a priceless equaliser to keep Birmingham out of the relegation zone last night. Blues sub Dunn latched onto an Emile Heskey cross 13 minutes from time to keep Birmingham a...
Football: Beware of Exploding Canaries! COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: Ian WINROW Preston 2 Norwich 0 FIVE THOUSAND Preston fans wore Billy Davies masks in tribute to the North End boss - but there was no hiding place for Norwich own-goal culprits Jason Shackell and Gary Doherty. The City centre-backs...
Football: BOS GIVES IT NEW SHOT; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: SCOTT PIECHA MARK BOSNICH is planning to make a footballing comeback ... with help from boxing trainer Jim McDonnell. Bosnich has never recovered from being axed by Chelsea after failing a drugs test in 2003, but with McDonnell's guidance...
Football: CALLING OUT FOR DARREN; PREMIERSHIP THE BEST! Rested Bent Sorely Missed
Byline: FRANK WIECHULA 0 Charlton Everton 0 AT least Charlton have got it right at one end as they approach Wednesday's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Middlesbrough. Their new-found solidity at the back - this was their sixth goalless draw...
Football: CONFERENCE - MILLER TIME; Stevenage Move in for the Kill Nationwide
Byline: Paul NOBLE Stevenage 2 Scarborough 0 STEVENAGE hoisted themselves into the Conference play-off places and left Scarborough firmly entrenched in a relegation battle after a convincing display. First-half strikes from Adam Miller...
Football: FERGIE MAKI ING PLANS FOR NIGEL; He Plots Pounds 5m Summer Swoop for Reo-Coker
Byline: FRANK WIECHULA REPORTS MANCHESTER UNITED are weighing up a pounds 5million summer bid for West Ham skipper Nigel Reo-Coker. United are on the lookout for two el midfielders following Roy Keane's exit and the extended injury absences of...
Football: GRADI BATTLERS ON SONG AS OWLS DIVE; CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION
Byline: John ARNFIELD Crewe 2 Sheff Wed 0 FURIOUS Owls are right back in the mire as Alex narrowed the survival gap to just five points with four matches to play. Dario Gradi's rock-bottom battlers have again risen from the ashes to pile...
Football: HOTLINE - Jol Plots a Pounds 4m for Carew; EXCLUSIVE BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP
Byline: By Alan NIXON TOTTENHAM boss Martin Jol is plotting a pounds 4 million swoop for Lyon's giant Norway striker Jon Carew. Jol is on the trail of the much-travelled hitman, who has played a big part in Gerard Houllier's success story with...
Football: IN THE LAP OF HODDS! COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP Glenn's Job on Line after Bolt from Blues
Byline: Tom EVANS Wolves 2 Coventry 2 GLENN HODDLE'S Molineux job is hanging in the balance after Micky Adams' gutsy Sky Blues came back from the dead. The former England coach will be looking anxiously over his shoulder after Wolves tossed...
Football: It Was Snow Ball out There - Kev; PREMIERSHIP THE BEST!
Byline: MARTIN HARDY 0 Sunderland Fulham 1 MATCH ABANDONED after 21mins SUNDERLAND caretaker boss Kevin Ball last night backed Mike Riley's decision to abandon his side's clash with Fulham after just 21 minutes ... having already seen Rory...
Football: Jose: I Can See a Title Hunger in Their Eyes; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP PREMIERSHIP ...SUPER SUNDAY... PREM PREVIEW CHELSEA V WEST HAM
Byline: By Frank WIECHULA Live Sky Sports 1 (K.O. 12pm) JOSE MOURINHO last night claimed that the title race was as good as over and warned Sir Alex Ferguson: I look at my players and know they have the bottle to retain the Premiership crown....
Football: Let's Beat Arsenal, Then See What Jose's Chelsea Lads Are Made of! SAYS ALEX FERCUSON; PREMIERSHIP the BIG One: Man United V Arsenal Live on SkySports1 Kick-Off 4pm
Byline: By Steve BATES SIR ALEX FERGUSON has cranked up the pressure on Chelsea by vowing: "If we beat Arsenal today we'll go on and win the title." Street-fighter Fergie has seen his Manchester United side slash Chelsea's lead from 18 points...
Football: MAGICHAS GONE, KEV; CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION Blackwell Far from Goalden Age
Byline: Andrew COLLOMOSSE Leeds 0 Plymouth 0 THE Leeds United legends will be back in town tomorrow when Elland Road's all-time greatest 11 go up in lights. And how boss Kevin Blackwell must wish he could call up some of those stars to...
Football: May the Fourth Be with Us - Jol; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP THE TOP ACTION PREMIERSHIP TOTTENHAM BOSS HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT
Byline: By NEIL SILVER 2 Tottenham Man City 1 MARTIN JOL has done the maths and delivered his verdict: Spurs WILL finish fourth in the Premiership. The Tottenham manager's nightmare, of course, will be to see his prediction come true and then...
Football: MY KIDS CAN RULE LIKE BUSBY BABES; PREMIERSHIP the BIG One: Man United V Arsenal Live on SkySports1 Kick-Off 4pm
Byline: By Scott PIECHA ARSENE WENGER is ready to turn his young Gunners into the modern day Busby Babes. The Arsenal boss wants his kids to take the English game by storm in the same way the Manchester United starlets did in the 50s and 60s....
Football: NOISE BOYS MAKE POINT; PREMIERSHIP WE LOVE IT BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Pompey Faithful Keep Harry in with a Shout
2 Portsmouth Blackburn 2 THE ORIGINAL Harry Houdini would have struggled to improve on the great escape act being perfected by his latest successor. Harry Redknapp saved Portsmouth two years ago on their return to the top flight. And his latest...
Football: Old Uns a Blades Stunner; CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION
Byline: Alan NIXON Sheff Utd 3 Hull.2 DAVID UNSWORTH scrambled Sheffield United closer to the Premiership in injury-time at the end of a nerve-jangling derby. The much-travelled defender is big of body and heart and used both to plunge...
Football: ROYALS TAKE FIVE AND THE REST LOOKS SO EASY; CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION
Byline: Chris WATHAN Cardiff 2 Reading 5 READING showed their complete Championship dominance with victory on the back of just two days' training. Royals boss Steve Coppell allowed his squad a rest following the title-winning win over Derby...
Football: ROYLE'S BOYS CRASH, BANG WALLOPED! CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION Ipswich 1 Stoke 4
Byline: Mel HENDERSON A LATE triple blast from Sammy Bangoura, Luke Chadwick and Darel Russell earned resurgent Stoke a second successive away win. It also hoisted the Potters above Ipswich in the table and extended their unbeaten run to five...
Football: SAINTS LOOK FULLER HOPE; COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 0 Southampton 21
Byline: Jack STEGGLES THE trap door to League One opened wider for Brighton after a Withdean Stadium horror show. At a time when they needed to come out firing on all cylinders, they virtually ran up the white flag and relegation now seems certain....
Football: Sorry Jose' Weng's the New Special One! SAYS TERRY VENABLES
Byline: By Scott PIECHA JOSE MOURINHO is being warned by ex-England boss Terry Venables: Arsenal's wonderkids are Gunner knock you off your perch! Venables can see Arsene Wenger's babes breaking Chelsea's stranglehold on the Premiership. And...
Football: TUTTLE LADS ARE ROCKED BY TOMMY; CHAMPIONSHIP ALL THE TOP ACTION Derby 1 Millwall 0
Byline: Scott PIECHA MILLWALL'S tame Lions played more like cubs and a Tommy Smith I first-half strike was enough to seal I all three points for the Rams. Derby kept the lead without any difficulty for a victory that puts I them closer to safety...
Football: WENG WILL GET Pounds 26M TO SPEND; EXCLUSIVE PREMIERSHIP the BIG One: Man United V Arsenal Live on SkySports1 Kick-Off 4pm
Byline: By Neil SILVER ARSENE WENGER will be rewarded for leading Arsenal to Champions League glory with a bumper new contract and a pounds 26million windfall in his transfer pot. Gunners boss Wenger is under contract until 2008, but he will...
Football: WE WON'T BE LOSING STEVIE; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP PREMIERSHIP SUPER SUNDAY... PREM PREVIEW LIVERPOOL V BOLTON Rafa Reckons Big Guns Can't Lure Him
Byline: By Steve BATES Live Sky Sports 1 (K.O. 2pm) RAFA BENITEZ is looking forward to a worry-free summer over Steven Gerrard - even though Juventus and Real Madrid have expressed an interest in him. The Liverpool boss has endured two successive...
Gardening: Do Basics by Easter
Byline: By STEVE RICHES YOU'VE had the big tidy-up, planned your planting and sorted out ponds and patios. Brilliant - now lawns and veg should take priority so all the essential basics are completed by Easter. More than three quarters of...
Golf: EUROPE TRIES TOLURE TIGER; GOLF THE MASTERS: Augusta, Georgia Woods Can Give Tour Much-Needed Boost
Byline: Dick TURNER in Augusta TIGER WOODS is being headhunted to revive the flagging European Tour - in a bid to stem the exodus of top players going to the States. The world No 1 could become a full card-carrying member of the PGA European...
HELL ON DESOLATION ST; PEOPLE INVESTIGATION Nightmare as All but 11 of 73 Families Board Up Homes and Flee from. This Is the Most Vandalised and Terrifying Road in Whole of Britain BROWN LOW ROAD
Byline: By GARY O'BRIEN DECENT families are cowering in fear as their street is overrun by a vile army of junkies, firebugs, vandals and squatters, The People can reveal. All but 11 of the 73 terrace houses on Brownlow Road are boarded up as...
HOLIDAY HOT SPOTS: CHIP AHOY! Try to Win Some Big Bucks on a Ladbrokes Cruise of the Caribbean Play Poker against the World's Best on a Luxury Liner
Byline: By SCOTT PIECHA IT'S a tough job but someone had to do it. Going on a Ladbrokes poker cruise around the Caribbean with a host of celebrities and Page 3 models might sound like the ideal holiday - but trust me, relaxing it ain't. Unless...
HOLIDAY HOT SPOTS: OUT OF THIS ROALD; Oompa-Loompa! A Kid's Eye View of New Chocolate Ride
Byline: By ANAMARIE HORTON (Aged 9) I LOVE chocolate, I love Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I really love theme parks. So when dad told me I was heading for Alton Towers to be one of the first kids in the country to experience...
HOLIDAY HOT SPOTS: We Had a Ruin for Our Money; VALUE'S GONE UP FIVE TIMES
Byline: By MATT GLASS BUILDER John Boulton and wife Sue packed in their jobs to renovate a ruin in Bellac, France, two years ago. The 17th Century, three-storey townhouse is now worth FIVE TIMES the original pounds 22,000. John, 52, said:...
Horse Racing: PERCY'S POINTED AT CLASSIC PRIZE; LARRY LYNX'S Talk of the Downs
THE Flat season has yet to take off, but behind the scenes the best three-year-olds are flexing their muscles for the Classics. And Marcus Tregoning is bang on target with his 2,000 Guineas hope Sir Percy. This bargain-buy colt, a mere 16,000...
Horse Racing: SLIP, SLIP, HOORAY; Bookies Toast Ice Cool Madden as He Trounces Favourites 2006 GRAND NATIONAL NUMBER'S UP FOR 20-YEAR-OLD JOCKEY KNOWN AS 'SLIPPERS'
Byline: ANDY DUNN THROUGH the farce and the frenzy, a young man known as Slippers tiptoed his way to glory at Aintree yesterday. Only the Grand National could produce the sort of chaotic scenes we saw at the start of yesterday's race. But...
I Dumped My Rock Star Lover ..for Cosy Life with His DAD! EXCLUSIVE BLONDE TELLS HOW DRIVING LESSONS LED TO HOT FLING
Byline: By JESSICA BOULTON MOST girls would have loved to have a fella like Lee Parsons - an ultra-cool pop guitarist gigging in front of adoring fans across the country. But left at home looking after their baby, Lee's girlfriend Danielle Pratty...
I Play a TART with a HEART ..but I Prefer DUSTING to LUSTING! EXCLUSIVE Adele Silva Comes Clean about Her Image as Emmerdale Sexpot Kelly
Byline: By GARRY BUSHELL SHE is Emmerdale's tart without much of a heart. And in real life, Adele Silva admits she's a bit of a scrubber too - but in the nicest possible way. "I'm a compulsive cleaner," reveals the bubbly star who plays sexpot...
I've Been to the Court and She Wants Half of Everything. I'm Gutted; EXCLUSIVE Coronation Street Legend Tells of Anguish over His Pounds 5million Divorce JOHNNY OPENS HEART TO DAUGHTER
Byline: By REBECCA RAMPLING NGUISHED Corries legend Johnny Briggs has spoken of is torment over his bitter ivorce cash battle - admitting that he's "gutted". The star is distraught that his 9-year marriage to wife Christine is ending in a legal...
JOY AS HE & GIRL REUNITE; EXCLUSIVE 'Never Been as Close for Years'
Byline: By REBECCA RAMPLING THE turmoil of Johnny Briggs has been eased by his joy at being reconciled with eldest daughter Karen. Karen, who admits their relationship has sometimes been "strained", is spending more and more time with her famous...
June Penn
Byline: JUNE PENN ARIES March 21 - April 20 THERE sare many changes in the air this week that will affect your plans, but for once you have a choice about which direction you want to take. Be brave. This is not the time to take second best...
Micro-Wave Goodbye to Dieting; MAN OF THE PEOPLE
Byline: EAMONN HOLMES NO wonder diets are difficult - and no wonder so many of us give up because we seem to get nowhere. We think we are doing our best with microwave meals. But after we scoff down the one with low-fat content, we find out...
MONEY PEOPLE: SAVE IT YOURSELF; Fund DIY with a Cheap Loan
Byline: By SIMON READ DIY fever is set to break out at Easter as people take advantage of the long weekend. But if you don't plan how to pay for it as carefully as preparing the work, you could end up paying dearly. And with two thirds of...
NAT'S THAT! EXCLUSIVE Enders Sonia to Quit after 12yrs
Byline: By DEBBIE MANLEY EASTENDERS' star Natalie Cassidy is quitting the soap after 12 years, The People can reveal. Natalie, 22, has gone from schoolgirl Sonia Fowler to gymslip mum and lesbian lover during her time in Albert Square. The...
Now Fergie Can Smell Blue Blood
Byline: ANDY DUNN WELCOME back, Fergie, we've missed you. We've missed your barbed jibes at rivals, we've missed your red face. We've missed your appetite for the fight, we've missed your gum-chewing defiance. Sir Alex Ferguson. You used...
PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE: TUSK FORCE! EXCLUSIVE I'M A ONE WOMAN Kath's Jumbo Dream
Byline: By MATT GLASS AN INTREPID elephant lover is setting up a sanctuary for the endangered beasts - after a baby jumbo stole her heart. Katherine Connor, 24, fell for two-month-old Boon Lott on holiday. She raised pounds 7,000 to buy him...
Rider Cup Woe for Itv Gabby; Exclusive
Byline: By Tom HOPKINSON GABBY LOGAN is facing World Cup heartache after ITV chiefs decided Steve Rider was the person to front their Germany '06 coverage. Former BBC star Rider, who only defected to ITV last year, has impressed head of sport...
Rugby Union: I'M OUT TO GET EVEN! RUGBY THE POWERGEN CUP FINAL Twickenham, KO 3pm TODAY'S MATCH LLANELLI V WASPS Live on BBc 2 WASPS Live on BBC 2 We'll Avenge Defeat to Be the Greatest
Byline: SAYS LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO has one thing on his mind ahead of today's Powergen Cup showdown ... revenge. The Wasps kingpin can't wait to vent his frustrations on Llanelli Scarlets, the team that caused his Heineken Cup...
TV Trivia to Test the Sharpest Box Watcher
1 WHAT are Rodney Trotter's middle name (Only Fools And Horses), and Compo's last name (Last Of The Summer Wine)? 2 HOW much did a TV licence cost when it was first introduced in 1946? 3 WHICH wasthe first TV programme to give away one million...
WAIT FOR OPS IS GOING UP; EXCLUSIVE Blair's Broken Promise as Docs Reveal 11-Day Jump
Byline: By NIGEL NELSON PREMIER Tony Blair's claim to be cut ting hospital waiting lists is a sham - according to his OWN figures. Waiting times for operations have gone UP by an average of 11 DAYS, Health Department statistics show. In 2000,...
WEMBLEY'S OPEN GOAL; PEOPLE INVESTIGATION Security Scandal Puts Trouble-Torn Stadium in Peril Soccer Crowds Easy Target for Terror Bombers
Byline: By DANIEL JONES WEMBLEY'S pounds 757million stadium is WIDE OPEN to a massive terrorist outrage, a shock People investigation reveals today. We proved it would be scandalously simple for fanatics to plant explosives ready to devastate...
WIN LCD TV, DVD-R & SOUND SYSTEM; WORTH Pounds 2,000
WE'VE got the very best in Gnome entertainment to give away this week... A fabulous LCD TV system PLUS the brilliant kids TV hit Gordon The Garden Gnome: Spring Adventures on DVD. To celebrate the release of the BBC show on DVD, we've teamed...