Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)

Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland) is a newspaper specializing in International News topics.

Articles from December 4, 2005

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7 OUT OF TEN ARE ADDICTS; Inmates Hooked on Booze and Drugs
Byline: By LINDSAY McGARVIE Political Editor A SHOCKING seven out of 10 prisoners in Scottish jails are addicted to drink or drugs, it has been revealed. And at times EVERY single inmate at Cornton Vale - Scotland's only women's prison - has...
A Change for the Better: PROFESSIONAL GOLFER to MARKETING EXECUTIVE, LAWYER to REIKI PRACTITIONER; Running Your Own Business Can Be Risky but These Young Entrepreneurs Were Keen to Prove That They Could Make It on Their Own
SUSIE LAING spent six years in the US as a professional golfer but had to quit through lack of backing for the women's gameing and HR executive with her father's jewellery business, Laings. Susie said: "I have been golfing since was three. I won...
Andy Walker: Money Will Talk and Hibs Talented Young Guns Will Walk
Byline: Andy Walker NO WONDER the scouts are queuing up at Easter Road to watch the most exciting Hibs team since the early 70s. Tony Mowbray has moulded his talented group of young players into a side worthy of third place in the league and...
ANT AND DEC'S FOREST FAVES; Presenters Choose Highlights
WEE HAVE A PROBLEM Dec: "Carol's midnight wee has got to be the highlight of the series." Ant: "There's an unedited version of Carol's wee scandal." Dec: "There's 36 cameras in there so I think we got it from all angles. I can't wait to see her...
BACK WITH BACK WITH A BOB; Celebrities Are All Going for the Chop We Asked Three Readers to Put This Year's Must-Have Hairdo to the Test
Byline: By HEATHER GREENAWAY THE bob is back and this time it's everywhere. Scotland's hair salons are being swamped with demands for the trendy cut. Actress Sienna Miller, singers Charlotte Church and Rachel Stevens and X Factor judge Sharon...
BEAUTY SPOTL Swing Back to 60s Beauty
Byline: WITH CRAIG ALEXANDER WILSON The swinging 60s are back! Fashion and beauty has taken a step back in time and been inspired by the past trend for dark, sultry eyes and pale lips. Although, thankfully, beehives haven't returned. Stars...
Billy Sloan : Japan's El Pacino; Our Rising Son
Byline: Billy Sloan DANTE GIZZI of El Presidente could not believe it when he was mobbed by fans while filming in Japan. For the Glasgow band's album has not been released there. Turns out, fans mistook Dante for Hollywood star Al Pacino -...
BOBBY GELDOG; Boomtown Rat Trains Pups
Byline: By RAYMOND HAINEY GERRY COTT found fame as a guitarist with Bob Geldof's punk band Boomtown Rats - now he's teamed up with another Bobby in a bid for big-screen success. Gerry - an animal specialist for movies and adverts - trained up...
Boxing: DANNY: I'LL PUNCH HIS LIGHTS OUT
Byline: By Euan McLEAN DETERMINED Danny Williams wants to silence bigmouth Audley Harrison by giving him a pasting and exposing him for the "little girl" he is. The Londoner has worked punishing gym sessions until 4am to get himself in top shape...
Boxing: HARRISON PUNCHES LIKE A GIRL
Byline: By Euan McLEAN DETERMINED Danny Williams wants to silence bigmouth Audley Harrison by giving him a pasting and exposing him for the "little girl" he is. The Londoner has worked punishing gym sessions until 4am to get himself in top shape...
Cover Story: The TV Studio Is on My Doorstep ..I Used to Watch Cast Go to Work; EastEnders' Lacey Turner on Living Next Door to the Beeb
Byline: By STEVE HENDRY When EastEnders star Lacey Turner decided she wanted to be an actress, she only had to look out of her window for inspiration. The teenager grew up in Elstree in north London and her family home backed on to the BBC studios...
Cricket: ENGLISH SUNK BY SHOOF FORCE
Byline: By Jamie HEWITT GUTTED England skipper Michael Vaughan admitted his sorry side had been outclassed after a final-day batting collapse saw them slump to a 2-0 series defeat in Pakistan. The tourists looked set to salvage some pride with...
Dreaming of a Pink Christmas; BOYS' TOYS GOING GIRLIE
Byline: By NATASHA WEALE IT'S not a gadget. It's not even a toy. This year the must-have for Christmas is the colour pink. Demand for fuchsia kitchenware, electronics, clothes and fashion accessories has reached an all-time high as shoppers go...
Dr Gareth: GOODBYE BOYS; How Can I Stop the Sag
Byline: DR GARETH SMITH Q I HAVE really droopy breasts. I don't want implants but would like them lifted. What does this involve? A YOUR breasts can sag for many reasons, such as normal drooping with age, childbirth, genetics or weight gain and...
Dr Yvonne Casey's Complentary Medicine: I've Been on Painkillers for Years. Now I Want to Quit
Byline: Dr Yvonne Casey Q I'VE been taking painkillers for years now for fibromyalgia but would love to reduce them and eventually come off them A ANYTHING I recommend will take time. It's okay to overlap with both until improvement sets in and...
Elaine C Smith: Poor Old Scotland Lacks the Factor
Byline: Elaine C Smith WELL, did you enjoy your day off? Did you have the family round for a big knees-up? Or did you start your Christmas shopping and have a big slap-up meal in a restaurant? Did the kids enjoy their day off school? Aaah, St...
Entertainment Email: Edith Comes of F the Fence; DJ FIGHTS TO SAVE FESTIVAL
Byline: Edited by Billy Sloan and Mickey McMonagle RADIO 1 star Edith Bowman is fighting to save a threatened music festival in her Scots hometown. The feisty afternoon show presenter is outraged that the Homegame festival is under threat for...
FERGIE EXILED; Snubbed Sarah to Stay in US for Christmas as Queen Freezes Her Out
Byline: By MIKE MERRITT THE Duchess of York will stay away from Britain at Christmas after being frozen out of the Royals' family gathering at Sandringham. The decision has saddened princesses Beatrice ands Eugenie who had pleaded for their mother...
Football: BAD COL LEAVES JAGS IN A STEW; MORTON ............2 PARTICK ...............1
Byline: Chris GALLAGHER at Cappielow FURIOUS Dick Campbell wished Morton a merry Christmas after his cock-up keeper Colin Stewart gift-wrapped them three points. Stewart's dreadful error presented veteran Derek Lilley with the chance to slot...
Football: BAD COL LEAVES JAGS IN A STEW; MORTON ...........2 PARTICK ..............1
Byline: Chris GALLAGHER at Cappielow A DREADFUL error by cock-up keeper Colin Stewart wrecked Thistle's eight-month unbeaten away record in the league and handed Morton the points. Stephen McConalogue gave Jags an early lead but they were instantly...
Football: BUDDIE MARVELS; ROSS COUNTY....0 ST MIRREN ........4 Paisley Men Move Seven Clear at Top
Byline: Alasdair FRASER at Victoria Park BUDDIES ripped apart County's proud unbeaten home record and claimed a commanding seven-point lead in the race to the SPL. The Paisley side powered to victory with an early Stewart Kean header paving the...
Football: CALDO: GOOD FOOTBALL HAS DONE US A BAD TURN
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT JIMMY CALDERWOOD insists being a better football team this season has COST Aberdeen points in the SPL. The Pittodrie gaffer got off to a tremendous start last year with gritty defensive displays earning the Dons a fourth-place...
Football: CRAMB'S A REAL TOP IDOL; BERWICK .............0 STENHOUSEMUIR..2
Byline: Jack ROBERTSON at Shiels Park THE League's top scorer Colin Cramb set up the opener and notched the second as Stenny leapfrogged their title rivals at the top. It was a bitter blow for the home team who were knocked off the No.1 spot...
Football: Crouch Ends Goal Drought; LIVERPOOL .....3 WIGAN ............0
Byline: Dave LOMAS reports ECSTATIC Peter Crouch last night thanked Liverpool fans and his gaffer for sticking by him after he finally smashed his nightmare goal drought. The pounds 7million hitman was delighted to banish months of misery with...
Football: Cup Win in '94 Proved One Thing .. an Open Top Bus Did Exist in Dundee; Says Jim McInally
Byline: By Gordon WADDELL JIM McINALLY always thought the rumours of an open top bus exisiting in Dundee were a MYTH - until Scottish Cup nearly men United finally unlocked the depot door in 1994. The Morton boss admits he developed an OBSESSION...
Football: Curbishley Fed Up of Grey Days
ALAN CURBISHLEY yesterday admitted under-achieving Charlton players are turning his hair grey. And boss Curbishley is tearing it out trying to figure a way to halt a slide that has seen his side lose five games in a row. The 48-year-old was on...
Football: Diamond: I'll Get Back to My Sparkling Best
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT DITHERING Don Zander Diamond admits he hit rock bottom when a series of defensive cock-ups cost his side six crucial points and a CIS Cup semi-final spot. The young defender expected Jimmy Calderwood to drop him after...
Football: DIAMONDS ARE FOR ERROR; but Zander Vows to Get Act Together: ABERDEEN V CELTIC Today, Kick-Off 2pm Live Setanta Sports
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT DITHERING Don Zander Diamond admits he hit rock bottom when a series of defensive cock-ups cost his side six crucial points AND a CIS Cup semi-final spot. He expected Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood to drop him after...
Football: Diamonds Polish off Sad Queens; AIRDRIE UNITED .............4 QOS ....................................0
Byline: Colin PATERSON reports DAZZLING Diamond Brian McPhee produced a sparkling performance to help move Airdrie 12 points clear of the relegation zone. The New Broomfield men strolled to their easiest three points of the season, cashing in...
Football: GREIG EYES A STING IN THE TALE; BERWICK .............0 STENHOUSEMUIR..2
Byline: Jack ROBERTSON at Shielfield SICKENED Greig Denham is praying his team-mates can dump the Stenny stopper's former club Partick Thistle out of the Scottish Cup on Saturday without him. The ex-Motherwell and Falkirk defender, whose earlier...
Football: GUNNERS LEFT TO GREEK AS STELIOS STRIKES; BOLTON ..............2 ARSENAL............0
Byline: John MATHESON reports ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger should have warned his players to beware Greeks bearing goals. Bolton star Stelios Giannakopoulos put the boot into the Highbury superstars for the second season in a row. The Greek...
Football: HOT KILLIE JUMP FOR JOY; DUNFERMLINE ..0 KILMARNOCK ...1 Boyd Fires Up Pals to Leapfrog Gers into Fourth
Byline: Ewan SMITH at East End Park RED-HOT Kris Boyd claimed his 15th goal of the season as Killie leapfrogged Rangers - and proved again why Scotland boss Walter Smith rates him so highly. Boyd headed home Allan Johnston's inch-perfect cross...
Football: I Couldn't Work with Romanov but He Can Win Hearts the Title; Says Craig Levein
Byline: By Ewan SMITH IT'S 3.15 on Tuesday afternoon and a ruffled Craig Levein pulls up at a service station on the outskirts of Derby to gather his thoughts over a coffee. His mobile phone has gone missing - a lifetime of contacts wiped out...
Football: I'd Hate to Lose Rudi to Bremen
ANDY WEBSTER hailed crackshot Rudi Skacel as Hearts' answer to Henrik Larsson and admitted they're desperate not to lose him in the January transfer window The Czech midfielder fired the Jambos back to the top of the SPL, two points clear of Celtic...
Football: I GOT REF IN MY SIGHTS; HEARTS ......................2 LIVINGSTON .............1 Lambo Blast as Livi's Late Leveller Is Ruled Out
Byline: Euan McLEAN at Tynecastle GUTTED Livingston boss Paul Lambert last night blasted referee Alan Freeland for chopping off his side's freakish late equaliser against Hearts. Lambert's troops looked dead and buried after a Rudi Skacel double...
Football: INTER THE DRAGON; RANGERS V INTER MILAN Figo Will Have 'Em Breathing Fire for Ibrox
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT INTER superstar Luis Figo aims to strike a blow for Portugal by killing Rangers' Champions League dream and helping Porto make the last 16. The former Real Madrid ace has been bombarded with calls from Porto players...
Football: IT'S TOUGHER AT THE TOP; ABERDEEN V CELTIC Today, Kick-Off 2pm Live Setanta Sports Telfer: Title Chasing Is Harder Work Than Battling Relegation
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT PAUL TELFER has spent most of his career in England scrapping in pressure-pot relegation battles. But the full-back insists life at the TOP of the table with Celtic is just as tough as anything he ever faced in the...
Football: It's Tougher at the Top for Veteran Telfer
Byline: By Scott McDERMOTT PAUL TELFER spent most of his time in England scrapping in pressure-pot relegation battles but insists life at the top of the table with Celtic is just as tough. The former Coventry and Southampton full-back admits chasing...
Football: I'VE BEEN KRIS-FIRING; DUNFERMLINE ..0 KILMARNOCK ...1 Boyd Says He Should Have Bagged More
Byline: Ewan SMITH at East End Park KRIS BOYD continued his sensational form with the winner - then insisted he's not scoring ENOUGH. The red-hot hitman made it EIGHT in just FIVE five games as Killie dumped Pars and claimed the three points...
Football: JEFF: MY WINNERS ARE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
Byline: By Ewan SMITH JIM JEFFERIES last night admitted he's stunned at the SPL standings and reckons he needs new SPECS to believe his side's lofty position above Rangers. Killie leapfrogged the Ibrox giants into fourth after Kris Boyd's prolific...
Football: Kenny and James Go Gret Guns; GRETNA ..........................3 PETERHEAD ...................0
Byline: Mike BROADIS reports THE Second Division's hottest strike pair - Kenny Deuchar and James Grady - both hit the net as Gretna's gallop towards promotion continued. David Bingham started and finished a fast, fluent move to put Gretna ahead...
Football: KERNO WAY THROUGH FOR SHOT-SHY BLUES; STRANRAER ...........................0 DUNDEE ..................................0
Byline: Kenny MacDONALD reports DENS boss Alan Kernaghan wrote off Dundee's promotion hopes after this dismal stalemate. They failed to break down a battling Blues side and only managed to get the ball in the net in the final minute - for Steven...
Football: KERNO WAY THROUGH FOR SHOT-SHY BLUES; STRANRAER ...........................0 DUNDEE ..................................0
Byline: Kenny MacDONALD reports DESPERATE Dundee slugged out a stalemate against the battling Blues to pile more pressure on Dens boss Alan Kernaghan. The game burst into life in four minutes when Simon Lynch latched on to Ian Anderson's low...
Football: LAST STAND; Eck Will Go in History Books If He Can Plot Inter's Downfall RANGERS V INTER MILAN Tuesday, Kick-Off 7.45pm Live STV
Byline: By Euan McLEAN ALEX McLEISH left Parma's Ennio Tardini Stadium last Wednesday night with a stony-faced expression that was in stark contrast to the last Rangers manager to visit these parts. It's been six years since Dick Advocaat celebrated...
Football: LIE'SY DOES IT FOR BIG GUNS; ARTHURLIE ..................6 SHETTLESTON .............0
Byline: Paul WATSON reports ARTHURLIE never moved out of first gear as they cruised into the fourth round of the cup. This was as one-sided as it gets as Shettleston arrived simply to make up the numbers against a side two leagues above them. ...
Football: McCALLED UP BY MY COUNTRY; Monty Has Boss in Scots V Gers Stu
Byline: By Gordon Waddell SHEFFIELD UNITED star Nick Montgomery will have at least one fan in the stand at Rugby Park for his Scotland Future squad debut against Poland on Tuesday night. But only if the automatic pilot on his mentor Stuart McCall's...
Football: MILLER TIME AS GOALDEN OLDIE LEVELS; HAMILTON ...........................1 CLYDE ...................................1
Byline: Alan McMILLAN at New Douglas VETERAN Joe Miller salvaged a point for Clyde with a dramatic late equaliser on a day substitutes stole the show. Brian Carrigan had opened the scoring for Accies two minutes after leaving the bench and Miller,...
Football: Mowbray Faces Race against the Crock
Byline: By Rob FAIRBURN HIBS are facing an injury crisis for their trip to Glasgow to face title favourites Celtic this week. Manager Tony Mowbray has doubts over six key players and his squad is being stretched to breaking point. That's the...
Football: NINE IN A WOE; Demo Raging Fans Call for Eck to Go after Latest Slump
Byline: By Gordon WADDELL A CROWD of raging fans called for Alex McLeish's head last night as Rangers slumped to their NINTH game in a row without a win. The under-fire Ibrox boss and his players were booed off the pitch at home after blowing...
Football: NINE IN A WOE; Raging Fans Call for Eck to Go after Latest Slump
Byline: By Gordon WADDELL A CROWD of raging fans called for Alex McLeish's head last night as Rangers slumped to their NINTH game in a row without a win. The under-fire Ibrox boss and his players were booed off the pitch at home after blowing...
Football: OUT OF SIGHT BLUES OUT OF MIND FOR WENGER; BOLTON ..............2 ARSENAL............0
Byline: John MATHESON reports ARSENE WENGER watched Arsenal fall 14 points behind Chelsea then insisted catching his neighbours is not his priority. Wenger reckons the Gunners first have to be the best of the rest before they can concentrate...
Football: PAUL A GRAND OLD PAL TO PAY FOR
CELTIC boss Gordon Strachan insists unsung hero Paul Telfer is a one-off and revealed how he trained for five months at Southampton with NO pay. The full-back was one of the Hoops gaffer's first signings and he's been an ever-present so far. ...
Football: Phone In
Byline: By Alan McMILLAN DAVID MURRAY was public enemy No.1 as Rangers fans expressed their anger at the continuing embarrassment of their club. The chairman bore the brunt of their fury after two more SPL points were spilled against Falkirk...
Football: POINTS BLANKED; ROSS COUNTY....0 ST MIRREN ........4 Gus Refuses to Celebrate Healthy Lead
Byline: Alasdair FRASER at Victoria Park GUS MACPHERSON saw St Mirren take a massive stride forward in their quest for the SPL - but clearly isn't keen on gazing at league tables. The First Division statistics looked sweet for the Buddies last...
Football: Power of Scotland Sinks City; BRECHIN CITY ..................1 ST JOHNSTONE ................4
Byline: Colleen PATERSON reports BRECHIN boss Ian Campbell admitted he was embarrassed by his side's defending as Jason Scotland ripped them apart. Scotland opened Saints' account on the stroke of half-time before Ryan Stevenson and Paul Sheerin...
Football: Power of Scotland Sinks City; BRECHIN CITY ..................1 ST JOHNSTONE ................4
Byline: Colleen PATERSON reports A RAMPANT Jason Scotland ran riot in dismantling Brechin with a deadly double. Scotland opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, and with Ryan Stevenson and Paul Sheerin added to Saints' tally. City refused...
Football: Raging Ian Is Ron the War Path; AIRDRIE UNITED .............4 QOS ....................................0
Byline: Colin PATERSON reports RAGING Queens gaffer Ian McCall last night accused his defenders of making Diamonds striker Brian McPhee look like Brazil star Ronaldinho. McPhee's double and goals from Bryan Prunty and Willie McLaren consigned...
Football: Rob Maclean: Strachan Deserves a Hero's Welcome
Byline: Rob Maclean NO MATTER how many years Gordon Strachan's managerial career lasts, he'll never be in charge of a more complete player than... Gordon Strachan. The artistry, vision, energy, devilment and sheer will to win were all packed...
Football: SIR ALEX: REAL WILL LAND ROY
Byline: By Ewing GRAHAM SIR ALEX FERGUSON last night claimed Roy Keane will snub boyhood heroes Celtic and join David Beckham at Real Madrid. Fergie reckons his former Old Trafford captain has already done a deal to sign with the struggling Spanish...
Football: SIXY SOCCER IS A REAL TURN-ON FOR HERO CRAIG; MOTHERWELL ............0 INVERNESS CT ...........2
Byline: Scott McDERMOTT at Fir Park CRAIG DARGO'S deadly double sealed a smash-and-grab raid on Well and fired Inverness into the SPL's top six. The little striker struck on the counter-attack to rob Terry Butcher's side who missed a hatful of...
Football: SOU CLOSE TO THE AXE; NEWCASTLE......................1 ASTON VILLA....................1 Reprieve for Toon Boss as Blunder Boy Barry Misses Late Spot-Kick
Byline: Jamie HEWITT reports NEWCASTLE boss Graeme Souness was handed a last-gasp reprieve when Villa missed a penalty. Pundits predicted the under-pressure Scot would have been axed had his side crashed to defeat yesterday on the back of last...
Football: That Euro Track Record in Full
Byline: By Euan McLEAN ALEX McLEISH can bow out of Ibrox with a place in the history books if Rangers beat Inter Milan on Tuesday. Eck looks set to be axed after a horror run of league form but would become the first manager to steer a Scottish...
Football: THAT'S WON FOR YOU CHIS; DUNDEE UTD......1 HIBS .........................0 Ritchie: We Owed Gaffer Three Points
Byline: Rob FAIRBURN at East End Park UNITED skipper Paul Ritchie dedicated victory to under-pressure Gordon Chisholm and hopes it will finally end speculation about the manager's future. The Arabs inflicted Hibs' first league defeat outside...
Football: THROUGH THE TRAPDOOR; RANGERS .......................2 FALKIRK ..........................2 Eck's Flops Have Sunk to New Low
Byline: Gordon WADDELL at Ibrox NOVEMBER was a nightmare. December is already a disaster. Surely now, for Alex McLeish, there will be no January. After an eight-game streak without a win last month, Rangers staggered towards their Champions League...
Football: WHO'S THE OAP IN THE BLACK; (He's Papa Joe, a 74-Year-Old Ref and Hero to Kids
IT'S not often you'll hear the man in black in football being hailed as a hero. But that's what grassroots legend Joe McGill has been to thousands of kids over six decades. The 74-year-old ref has been taking charge of Ayrshire games for an incredible...
Football: WHY I'M VLAD I QUIT JAMBOS
CRAIG LEVEIN insists not even the chance to challenge the Old Firm with Vladimir Romanov's financial muscle could convince him to put his Premiership dream on hold. Romanov made a personal plea to Levein not to end his four-year reign at Hearts...
Football: Win Can Put Spark Inter Our Season
Byline: By Euan McLEAN STEVEN THOMPSON says Rangers should forget about the history books and deliver Champions league success for the sake of their season. The striker admits he is baffled why Jekyll and Hyde Gers have struggled so badly in...
George Best 1946-2005: Angels Weep as Georgie,the Belfast Boy Is Laid to Rest; City Unite to Say Goodbye to Their Favourite Son
Byline: From BRIAN LIRONI in Belfast THE funeral of football legend George Best yesterday achieved what many believed impossible - uniting the divided city of Belfast. Religious differences were put aside as more than 100,000 people lined the...
George Best 1946-2005: Maradona Good ..Pele Better. George Best BANNER ON THE CREGAGH HOUSING ESTATE
Today the world is saying goodbye to George Best, superstar, superhero. Today, I am saying goodbye to GB, super brother, my hero Best's sister, Barbara McNarry I think to be successful and to do something good you have got to be a fighter, and that...
George Best 1946-2005: Maradona Good ..Pele Better. George Best; BANNER ON THE CREGAGH HOUSING ESTATE
Byline: By RUSSELL FINDLAY Today the world is saying goodbye to George Best, superstar, superhero. Today, I am saying goodbye to GB, super brother, my hero Sister Barbara Mc NarryI think, to be successful and to do something good, you have got...
Golf: SIMON'S DROP RED GORGEOUS
Byline: By Bernie McGUIRE SIZZLING Scot Simon Yates smashed the course record to storm into the lead at the UBS Hong Kong Open. The former skier let loose an avalanche of birdies for a brilliant nine-under 61 - the lowest recorded on the Asian...
Gordon Waddell: SMACKED ON THE BOTTOM; Bum Rap for Our Lowest Clubs
Byline: Gordon Waddell IF you didn't laugh you'd cry. The prospect of the SFA examining if someone is fit and proper to hold office in Scottish football? They could clear out half the boardrooms in the country if they go down that road. Yet...
I Had to Make a Choice to Sit or Stand ... Forever; DISEASE TURNING SCOT TO STONE
Byline: By NATASHA WEALE ROBERT KINGHORN stands in his lounge looking fragile and in pain, trapped in a body which is slowly turning him into a living statue. For more than 50 years, he has defied medical odds and lived with a rare genetic condition...
I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here: TOAD RAGE SPECIALPECIAL; Thatch's Swamp Torment as Slimy Beasts Pucker Up during Jungle Trial
Byline: From ADAM TANSWELL in Australia FEARLESS Carol Thatcher lost her cool in the jungle yesterday after being kissed by a toad. The daughter of former PM Margaret suffered an onslaught of amorous amphibians on the jungle reality TV show. ...
John Hillcoat: You Bet I Was Left a Broken Man
Byline: John Hillcoat I WAS finally given the chance to shine last week after being stuck on the Brechin bench for months. Craig Nelson's dismissal against Stranraer two weeks ago saw me handed my full debut for the trip to Dundee. And I couldn't...
Lucky's Pounds 2M; Dog-Lover Margaret Stuns Family and Leaves Entire Fortune to Pet Charities
Byline: By STUART MacDONALD A DOG-LOVING spinster shocked relatives by leaving a staggering pounds 1.7million in her will to Scots pets charities. Margaret Wyllie, 91, never worked a day in her life but amassed a secret fortune by investing her...
Mail Box: Just Ask
Byline: Edited by Katie Stirling SETTLE an argument and name the Seven Seas. I've heard at least 10 oceans and seas which claim to be among them. - C. Lundie, Inverness. # THERE are more than just 10! Medieval and Arabic literature often referred...
Mailmotors: VERY IMPREZA; Revamped Subaru Supercar Is a Boy Racer's Fantasy
Byline: GRAEME LENNOX, LIZ COWAN Graeme's verdict IF you want supercar-style performance without having to pay a fortune there's only one place to look. Subaru's Impreza WRX at under pounds 21,000 is guaranteed to put a smile on my face every...
Mailmovies: Swinton Casts a Winter Spell on Narnia: Millar's Movie; THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (U) John Millar Previews the Chronicles of Narnia, out on Thursday
Byline: John Millar Scots star Tilda Swinton must be one of the few people who never read CS Lewis' classic fantasy adventure The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe as a child. The actress only discovered the magic of the book when asked to play...
Mailmusic: Antony Flies High with Sonic Bites; ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS Carling Academy, Glasgow, November 30
Byline: JOHN KELLY ##### Six months ago, when Antony Hegarty's beautiful second album I Am A Bird Now made it to these shores, it looked like it may become a cult hit. But one unexpected Mercury Music Prize win later, he's selling out venues...
Mailmusic: Clubber's Guide Mailmusic Classy Sets from DJ Wannabes; Mickey McMonagle Reveals His Pick of the Hottest Club Nights across Scotland
Byline: Mickey McMonagle First off, congratulations to David Brown, who won the Donian Events DJ competition I told you about a couple of weeks ago. As many of you probably figured out from my less than cryptic hints about the prize, the lad...
Mailmusic: People Are Bored with Guitar Music We Make Rich Pop like Brian Wilson: 60-Second Interview; Guillemots Singer Fyfe Dangerfield Hopes Scots Will Love the Band's Brand of Pop When They Support Rufus Wainwright at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on Saturday. Single Trains to Brazil Is out Tomorrow
You're all from different parts of the world - Scotland, Birmingham, Canada and Brazil - how did you get together? It took a while. Rican Caol, our drummer, is from Fort William. I met him at a dodgy, weird pilot show for ITV that never got made....
MEDICS PROBED AFTER TEEN DIES; Fear of Fatal Error in Fight to Save Asthma Mum
Byline: By JANE HAMILTON A TEENAGE asthma victim may have died because of a mistake by paramedics There were calls yesterday for an inquiry into whether a breathing tube was inserted the wrong way round. Police have begun an investigation into...
Michael Kilkie: Pate's the Way for Easy Christmas Day Nosh-Up; Our Top Chef, Who Owns the Successful Mezzaluna Restaurant in Ayr, Shows How to Make an Accompaniment to Your Festive Feast
Byline: Michael Kilkie The most important thing about preparing Christmas dinner is to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. The last thing I want to do is spend most of the day in the kitchen while the rest of the family are enjoying...
MURDERED ON CCTV; EXCLUSIVE Pub Drinkers Watch Dad Beaten to Death They Drank a as He Died
Byline: By JANE HAMILTON THIS shocking CCTV image shows dad-of two Grant McDonald being punched to death in a busy pub. The graphic 78-second clip helped nail killers Billy Johnston and Charles Woolard. Several customers carried on chatting and...
Play Your Cards Right: Sleep Is for the Weak in Poker
POKER is a game of endurance as much as skill and it sometimes takes an eternity to grind down your opponents and strike it rich. The action in major tournaments can continue for days until one player is left standing and scoops the pot. Such occurrences...
Psychic Postbag
Byline: Frank Pilkington My wife died just over two years ago after a sudden illness. When she died I had a feeling she was angry with me. I am keen to know if she is settled and happy. I am also desperately lonely and would like to know if I am...
Queen of Narnia: Tilda Swinton
Byline: By HEATHER GREENAWAY CHRONICLES Of Narnia star Tilda Swinton has revealed how her Highland home inspired her role in the magical blockbuster. The movie was filmed in New Zealand but Tilda - who lives in Nairn - claims Scotland should have...
Quiz of the Week
1. Real Madrid star David Beckham earned how much per day last year - pounds 37,300, pounds 47,500 or pounds 52,600? 2. Cilla Black returns to our screens next year with new show Soapstar Superstar. What is her real name3. St Andrews University...
Racing: KAUTO'S A STAR IN SPINE TINGLER
Byline: By Robin WEIR KAUTO STAR won the battle of the big two to land a thrilling Tingle Creek chase at Sandown. Paul Nicholls' 5-2 joint jolly and his market rival Ashley Brook drew steadily clear from the final bend. But once Mick Fitzgerald...
Racing: Low Tech from Meanies
Byline: Joe Punter BAH humbug to RaceTech who have been crowing about being swamped with applications to replace the 55 stalls handlers they sacked after they refused a savage cut in wages and conditions. Of course plenty of people desperate...
Racing: No Denying Sue's Chance in Chase
Byline: By Robin WEIR A CRACKING card at Kelso today and the Borders track should be proud of the high standard of runners they have attracted. Highlight is the Eastwood Bookmakers Champion Chase (2.20) sponsored by the Northern Ireland betting...
Real Lives: I Gave Up the Sea for Pounds 1.2M and Took Just Six Years to Blow It All; SKIPPER' S HEROIN HELL
Byline: By JIM LAWSON A FISHERMAN yesterday revealed how he took just six years to blow a pounds 1.2million fortune on drugs and parties. Jackie Green, 46, squandered a massive pay-out after losing his boat in a Force 12 storm. The North East...
Rosie Kane: Shame Game's to Blame; TYCOONS LIKE VLAD ARE KILLING FOOTBALL
Byline: Rosie Kane VLADIMIR ROMANOV, owner of Hearts football club, is the talk of the steamie. The multi-millionaire put a well-shod foot in it during a warts-and-all interview for the BBC. To say that some of his remarks were unsavoury is...
Rugby Union: Hodge Not Ready for Cap-Heap
Byline: By Ian GILMOUR FALLEN hero Duncan Hodge will today try to prove to Scotland chiefs he's not ready for the rugby scrap heap. The stand-off's career has been rocked by a series of problems since he scored all Scotland's points during their...
SARAH'S RED HOT; She Forges Job in Man's World: SO.. YOU WANT TO WORK OUTDOORS
Byline: By GRAEME LENNOX SARAH MARY BROWN gets kicked, pushed, burned and covered in blisters all in the course of a day's work. But the pretty 23-year-old loves it. Sarah Mary passed up the chance to go to university to become an apprentice...
SHIPYARD BRIBE CASE COLLAPSES AFTER FIVE YEARS AND Pounds 2.5MILLION; Prosecutors Waited Too Long to Put Boss in Dock
Byline: By NORMAN SILVESTER A pounds 2.5MILLION inquiry into a bribes scandal at Rosyth Naval Dockyard has collapsed - after prosecutors took too long to bring a company boss to trial. Richard Smith, 56, was due to face charges of corruption...
Sisters Doing It for Themselves; Three Women Who Are Carving Successful Careers in Professions Dominated by Men Reveal How They Climbed Their Way to the Top
FAYE GIBB, GARDEN DESIGNER GREEN-fingered Faye was all set for a career in marketing when she started to renovate her Edinburgh garden. The 39-year-old enjoyed it so much she studied horticulture at college and launched her own garden design...
SITE FOR SORE EYES; Praised as Britain's Worst Builder Jailed
Byline: By NORMAN SILVESTER A SCOT branded Britain's worst builder has been jailed for nine months - after being exposed by the Sunday Mail. Saleem Mohammed, 38, was convicted of multiple contempts of court by taking money upfront from customers....
Sunday Mail Investigates: CURSEOF THE PYRAMIDS; Salesman Targets Scots # Punters Promised Pounds 100K; Watchdogs Probe Firms
Byline: By ALLAN CALDWELL A MILLIONAIRE salesman is signing up Scots for a pyramid-selling holiday club. Andrew Faridani asks for pounds 1700 to join the scheme - but promises the fee will unlock cheap holidays and a pounds 100,000 cascade of...