Sunday Mirror (London, England)

Sunday Mirror (London, England) is a newspaper specializing in International News topics.

Articles from March 12, 2000

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1 IN 5 CIGARETTES SMOKED IN BRITAIN IS SMUGGLED; Pounds 3.5billion Lost in Taxes
CIGARETTE smugglers are costing the taxpayer pounds 3.5billion a year. And it was revealed last night that one in five cigarettes smoked in Britain today have been smuggled into the country. Ministers pledged a crackdown on the illegal racket...
AITKEN: I NEARLY KILLED MYSELF; Disgraced Tory Tells How Son Talked Him out of Suicide Plunge Uicide57pttttttttttttt
JONATHAN Aitken has revealed how his teenage son stopped him from committing suicide. The disgraced former Cabinet Minister says he was only saved by his son's love and his prayers. Before his disastrous court case in which he lost a libel action,...
Amanda Grant's Food: St Patrick's Way; You Don't Need the Luck of the Irish to Create a Feast for St Patrick's Day on Friday. I've Enlisted the Help of Top Irish Chef Richard Corrigan Instead. for More Inspiration, Check out His Book, the Richard Corrigan Cookbook: From the Waters and the Wild (Hodder & Stoughton, Pounds 25)
CURED SALMON WITH SHALLOTS, OLIVE OIL AND LIME A fabulous party dish from Richard. Make sure your fish is very fresh. Once cured the salmon will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge. Serves: 10-12 Preparation time: 20 minutes Marinating time:...
Bitz of Biz
ONE of Ireland's leading superclubs is set to celebrate St Patrick's weekend in style with two nights of top tunes from the cream of the DJing fraternity. Lush in Portrush is not only celebrating the feast day of our patron saint, but it is the...
Boxing: I CRIED FOR JULIUS; Now I'm Going to Belt Him, Says His Best Pal
SIX weeks ago Michael Holden sat in Julius Francis's corner in Manchester and watched the British heavyweight champion savaged by Mike Tyson. "I could have wept for him. I watched the punches raining in and I prayed every time he went down that...
Boxing: Prince Goes Fourth in Triumph
THE Prince finally produced a royal performance as Naseem Hamed bludgeoned his way to triumph at London's Olympia last night. He came in on a magic carpet - and then the WBO World Featherweight champion from Sheffield blasted the challenge of veteran...
Carole Malone Column: Carole MALONE Slimmed-Down Vanessa Has a Weight on Her Mind
I WAS rather hoping to get home this week to find my husband in bed with a beautiful blonde and when I screamed "What did I do to deserve this?" he'd say "You're too fat and your body disgusts me" I jest, of course, but let's not knock it, because...
CHARLOTTE AND ZETA'S RICH LIST TRIUMPH; Welsh Terry's Got a Billion
WELSH talent comes out on top today in a revealing Sunday Mirror survey of Britain's biggest earners. Among the nation's finest who feature in our Rich List are actress Catherine Zeta Jones, teenage singing star Charlotte Church and businessman...
CORRS GET CLOSE TO SPICES IN RICH LIST; Andrea and Co Hit the Jackpot
IRISH girls are heading for the top in a revealing list of who earns what in the mega-money stakes. The first-ever Sunday Mirror Rich List shows that the Corrs, Dolores O'Riordan and the four members of B*witched are beating most UK groups and singers...
Dear Michelle: Your Letters
Tragic Trevor must now try to get on with his life pounds 100 LETTER TREVOR Rees Jones showed himself to be a compassionate and responsible man in the Sunday Mirror last week. There was no hint of bitterness at the horrific injuries he suffered...
Desailly Wants to Adopt a Child but He Rejects Our Girl; Pounds 35,000-A-WEEK SOCCER STAR FIGHTS Pounds 500-A-MONTH PLEA BY EX-LOVER
HE EARNS pounds 35,000 a week and has said he would like to adopt a black African youngster. But Chelsea soccer star Marcel Desailly has rejected his own love child and refused to give her mother maintenance of just pounds 500 a month. A French...
Eamonn Holmes' Column: Cricket Has Me Stumped
IT must be terrible to be an English cricket fan! Why? Well it has got to be embarrassing to find out this week that despite having invented the game, the English are now ranked second from bottom in World cricketing circles. I have to say,...
Eamonn Holmes' Column: Why Brits Really Are the Pits
CALL me old fashioned, call me untrendy, call me out of step - whichever of these you call me, none compare to what they were calling each other at last week's Brit Awards. In my defence, the very fact that I settled down to watch the Brits in the...
EUROVISION HOPEFUL EAMONN TOAL REVEALS HIS GREATEST INSPIRATION; Dad Was with Me the Night I Won.It Felt Just like He Was Sitting on My Shoulder
WHEN Eamonn Toal walked on stage to compete in Ireland's Eurosong competition he was aware of one thing more than any other - the presence of his late father. "It was like he was sitting on my shoulder," says Eamonn. "I carried a photograph of him...
FATHER DEAR FATHER; Now Runaway Priest's Bride Is Having His Baby
THE Roman Catholic priest and the bride-to-be who eloped together are expecting a baby, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. And last night defiant Father Frank Meehan said: "We couldn't be more delighted. I'm over the moon. Cuddling his new bride of...
Football: BATISTUTA: BECKS AND REDS ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
G ABRIEL Batistuta has urged Manchester United to break the bank to keep David Beckham at Old Trafford. The Argentine superstar believes that United will pay a heavy price if Beckham is allowed to join another European rival, adamant the England...
Football: Bennett Flap, Blues Flop
BIRMINGHAM'S promotion hopes took a knock after a howler from goalkeeper Ian Bennett. The Blues' eight game unbeaten run came to an end when Bennett made a hash of Alan Mahon's 78th-minute cross and could not recover before Gary Jones had hit home...
Football: Bruce Hears the Boo Boys; HUDDERSFIELD 1 WALSALL 1
THE WOODWORK and an out-of-this-world save by visiting keeper James Walker denied Town a late victory - but a draw was no more than they deserved. Town never looked capable - or worthy - of a play-off place. Booing broke out spasmodically and the...
FOOTBALL: CELTIC LACK INNER GLOW OF SELF-BELIEF; They're Simply Years Behind Mighty Gers
NOT for the first time in recent years, Celtic produced more in the Old Firm game than they got out of it. But that simply leaves them where they have been so often, trotting out the same litany of reasons why they lost. Chief among them is the...
Football: Chat Zone
EVERTON boss Walter Smith wants Glasgow Rangers midfielder JORG ALBERTZ as part of his rebuilding operation. Smith, who signed Albertz four years ago when he was at Ibrox, hopes to agree a pounds 2.5m deal for the 29-year-old German, which he can...
Football: David Stays but There Is Only One Boss -- Me; BECKHAM CRISIS: FERGUSON ON WHY HE WILL ALWAYS CALL THE SHOTS AT UTD
IN CASE he had forgotten, David Beckham has just had a reminder that he has only one boss - and it is not Posh Spice. Victoria Adams, Beckham's pop-star wife, clearly wields considerable influence over her millionaire husband. But the gaffer...
Football: DEADLY DOMI'S JUST SUB-LIME; NEWCASTLE 1 WATFORD 0: But Magpies Boss Robson Admits Ace Didier Was an Accidental Hero
MANAGER of the month Bobby Robson steered Newcastle back to winning ways at St James's Park with what appeared to be an inspired half-time substitution. The replacement of Aaron Hughes with Didier Domi paid spectacular dividends for Robson as the...
Football: DEAN SILENCES THE BOO BOYS; BOLTON 3 FULHAM 1
BOLTON responded to Sam Allardyce's rallying call and gave themselves a timely boost in their quest to scrape into the play-offs. And it was Dean Holdsworth, often the target of the boo boys this season, who led the charge with two goals in the...
Football: DONS WIN CORT VERDICT; WIMBLEDON 2 LEICESTER 1
CARL Cort scored a priceless winner which Wimbledon boss Egil Olsen feels could be the strike to keep them in the Premiership. His goal with three minutes left provided a happy ending to another hectic week in the life of the Crazy Gang. And...
Football: Dykes Faces Long Road to Survival
FINN HARPS player-manager Gavin Dykes is getting ready to live life on the edge. Harps, Drogheda, Waterford, Galway and Sligo Rovers are all squaring up for a survival dogfight as the race to avoid relegation from the Premier League approachs the...
FOOTBALL: FLO-ING ALONG; WOLVES 2 IPSWICH 1 Haavard Keeps Wolves in Play-Off Range
FORGOTTEN striker Haavard Flo emerged from the Molineux shadows to fire Wolves back into contention for a play-off place. Injuries and the arrival of strikers Ade Akinbiyi and Michael Branch have restricted the Norwegian to a bit-part role this...
Football: He's Tallaght's Mighty Quinn
BRAZIL'S shanty towns have long been home to some of the best footballing talent in the world. And some scouts are convinced the Dublin suburb of Tallaght is the richest breeding ground in Britain. For proof, just look at Coventry's Robbie Keane,...
Football: HIG HOORAY; BARNSLEY 2 MAN CITY 1: Craig's Hits Silence Bassett's Missus
DAVE Bassett's faith in Craig Hignett was paid back in full - even though the Barnsley boss got it in the neck from his missus! Higgy carved out the early chance for on-loan John Curtis to notch up his first goal at Oakwell. And he got in on...
Football: HIG-SICK CITY; BARNSLEY 2 MAN CITY 1: Classy Craig Leads Blues a Merry Dance
QUALITY act Craig Hignett put one over Manchester City - the team that failed to sign him last season. And if that made Joe Royle see red, so did the earlier strike by on-loan Man United youngster John Curtis. Never mind the Theatre of Dreams,...
FOOTBALL: I'M NOT TOWN AND OUT YET; I Can Keep Albion Up - and Play Another Season
WEST Bromwich Albion's new manager Gary Megson will inherit an old warhorse who stubbornly refuses to be put out to grass. Republic of Ireland World Cup legend Andy Townsend has this message for critics demanding he hang up his boots: "Forget it."...
Football: 'I'm Sick of the Fans Who Are Calling Us a Bunch of Losers' JUMPING JACKIE IS DETERMINED CELTIC'S SAD SEASON WILL END WITH A SILVER LINING
WOUNDED Celt Jackie McNamara is determined to bring a silver lining to Celtic's shattered season. McNamara was outstanding against Rangers in midweek but once again had to settle for second best as Rangers homed in on the championship. The 26-year-old...
FOOTBALL: IT'S SEVEN AND HELL FOR HODD; SPURS 7 SOUTHAMPTON 2: Striker-Light Spurs Make It White Hart Pain for Glenn and His Shell-Shocked Saints
TOTTENHAM'S striking problems pale into insignificance alongside the defensive dilemma facing new Saints boss Glenn Hoddle after an embarrassing return to White Hart Lane. Imagine the fun a fit John Hartson could have had against a Southampton defence...
Football: KEEGAN BACKS OUR SEARCH FOR A STAR
KEVIN KEEGAN has thrown his full support behind the Sunday Mirror's Sir Stanley Matthews Soccer Scholarship. The England manager welcomes our initiative to honour Sir Stanley, who died last month, and in a 33-year career represented all that was...
Football: Keeper Gould Is Bhoyzown
CELTIC keeper Jonathon Gould doesn't know whether to laugh or cry as his topsy turvy season goes from one extreme to another. Gould has just taken himself off the transfer list and has been through it all during a season that's seen him dropped...
Football: KEV CRASHES PARTY AS KOP HAILS HESKEY; PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL - ALL THE GAMES, THE GOALS AND THE ACTION LIVERPOOL 1 SUNDERLAND 1
KEVIN Phillips gatecrashed Emile Heskey's party at Anfield - while the Kop were prematurely celebrating an exciting debut by their record signing. With all eyes on the pounds 11m man, whose play made him an instant hit with home fans, Phillips blasted...
Football: KIEL-ED OVER; CHARLTON 0 SWINDON 1: Dean Howler Sparks Charlton Upset
CHARLTON boss Alan Curbishley shook his head in disbelief after the shock result of the League season. No-hopers Swindon had been given odds of 12-1 by bookies, longer than Watford when they won at Anfield earlier in the season and almost as long...
Football: Larsson Insists: We Need Viduka; Comeback Star Henrik's Swede Dream
COMEBACK star Henrik Larsson has urged Celtic chiefs to keep Mark Viduka at the club. Speculation about Viduka's exit has grown in recent weeks with Bayern Munich the latest club to declare an interest in the Australian striker. Larsson and Viduka...
Football: Leftie Who Got It Right; EXCLUSIVE: JASON WILCOX ON HIS REBORN CAREER AT LEEDS
IT has not been a great week for left-wingers. First there was the anti-Ken backlash, with Mr Livingstone revealed as a devil-worshipping extremist (allegedly). Then Graeme Le Saux's hopes of recovery were dashed. And, to cap it all, Stuart Pearce...
Football: LOVELY DOUBLY FOR DALGLISH; CELTIC 4 St JOHNSTONE 1 Cock-a-Hoops Celts Shape Up for Final with Four-Some Win1
TWO goals from Mark Viduka and Mark Burchill ended Celtic's losing streak and cut the gap on Rangers at the top of the table down to nine points. The league table is of little significance now for Celtic but with a CIS League Cup Final date with...
Football: May De Vos Be with United
JASON de Vos captained Canada to their Gold Cup triumph - now he intends to take Dundee United to Scottish Cup glory. The Tannadice team went into freefall while the big defender was away in California with a dismal spell that included defeat against...
FOOTBALL: Pounds 175,000 THAT'S WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO SAVE BANKIES
CLYDEBANK player coach Fraser Wishart has pleaded for someone to come forward to "Save The Bankies". Wishart has seen and done most things in an 18-year playing career that has taken him across the board from Motherwell through to St Mirren, Hearts...
Football: RED FANS UNITE IN PLEA FOR FAIR DEAL
MANCHESTER United supporters and shareholders are calling for their club's billionaire status to be used to give fans a fairer deal. Fans want to see the world's richest listed club - now worth more than pounds 1billion - freeze season ticket prices...
Football: Saints' Eight Mob
ST MIRREN leapfrogged Dunfermline back to the top of the First Division by sending eight stunning goals past whipping boys Clydebank. Stung by their home defeat by rivals Dunfermline last week, Saints hit back in title-winning style with an 8-0...
FOOTBALL: SCOTTISH CUP - THERE'S NO ROOM FOR FAINT TARTS; Rangers V Hearts Advocaat Wants Positive Approach from Hearts
THE chances of Dick Advocaat resting on his laurels are similar to Celtic's latest title odds - extremely slim. While Rangers fans up and down the country, and beyond, are counting down the weeks until another title is officially celebrated, their...
Football: Slovak Star Is Key to New Cup Shocker
THE arrival of Slovak star Robert Thomaschek has finally convinced Colin Cameron that Hearts are ready to repeat their Scottish Cup triumph of two years ago. Cameron scored in the 1998 final against Rangers which ended the Tynecastle team's 35-year...
Football: SOCCER SUPER STATS
STAN the Man made it look as easy as one, two three ... with a wicked volley, long-range header and simple tap-in to crown his first home match for Leicester with a glorious hat-trick and snatch pole position among the strikers in our latest Carling...
Football: SPARKY SINGS THE BLUES
MARK HUGHES will be released from his South Coast frustration tomorrow when he lands at Everton in a pounds 1million-plus deal. The Toffees have splashed out a pounds 50,000 fee to bring the Welsh boss to Merseyside and will extend his seven-figure-per-year...
Football: STEVE SAVIOUR AGAIN; PORTSMOUTH 2 FOREST 1
POMPEY'S last-minute saviour Steve Claridge was first to admit that his winner against Forest in the dying moments might well be the difference between safety and relegation for the Fratton Park outfit. "With five minutes to go we were a goal down...
Football: Thistle Fall in Cup Breeze for Hot Ayr; AYR UTD 2 PARTICK 0
PARTICK Thistle's Scottish Cup dream was brought to a shuddering halt yesterday as Ayr cruised to victory in the quarter-final battle of the Cup minnows at Summerset Park. Both teams showed that despite coming from the lower divisions, they were...
Football: Time for Posh to Let Fergie Take the Centre Stage
DAVID BECKHAM to leave Manchester United? No way! He would be absolutely crazy to contemplate leaving Old Trafford and I am sure the club have no intention of kicking him out. I have been a commentator since David broke into the United first team...
Football: Wise Can't Lift Blues; Chelsea 1 Everton 1
DENNIS Wise showed Chelsea's woeful marksmen the route to goal for the second successive game, but it was little consolation as Everton grabbed a second-half equaliser to share the points at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea captain, inspirational in...
Forget Hollywood, Now Ruby Has Got Street Cred; Exclusive
SHE locked Fergie out of her own house and tried to upstage Pamela Anderson in a Baywatch bikini. US-born comedy star Ruby Wax has made a lucrative career from poking fun at celebrities in her top-rated TV show. But bold and brash as she is,...
Free Maths Stuff for Schools: It All Adds Up to a Fantastic Token Count
SCHOOLS throughout Britain are busy collecting tokens in our great Sunday Mirror/ McVitie's free Maths Stuff For Schools campaign_- and below is the league table of the top counties so far. Yorkshire is clearly in the lead with schools amassing...
FROM ME TO YOU; REVEALED: FIRST DETAILS OF LINDA McCARTNEY'S EXTRAORDINARY WILL AND TRUST FUND SHE SET UP TO ENSURE SIR PAUL AND FAMILY INHERIT ALL HER FORTUNE Devoted Linda's Legacy to Her Beloved Paul and the Children
THE extraordinary details of Linda McCartney's multi-million-pound will can be revealed today. Public documents obtained by the Sunday Mirror show that devoted Linda left her entire fortune to her husband, ex-Beatle Sir Paul - and will not have...
FURY AS BBC BACK FILM THAT USES REAL BODIES; Director's Corpse Shots Are Branded 'Macabre'
BBC chiefs came under fire last night over plans to use real dead bodies in a new movie. Controversial British director Michael Winterbottom intends to feature corpses in the opening scenes of his latest film, Kingdom Come. The film's producers...
Gaelic Gossip: Ollie's Lout of Control
MEATH'S Sean Boylan provided a classic example of making a bad situation worse when he sprang to Ollie Murphy's side. It was an undignified scene at Celtic Park to witness one of the leading managers in the business trying to defend the indefensible....
Golf: Don't Be a Fool, Monty
IAN Woosnam has told Colin Montgomerie, captain of next month's Great Britain and Ireland side for the inaugural Seve Ballesteros Trophy, pick me now or forget it. The Welsh star conjured up a superb third round 71 in the Qatar Masters in Doha to...
HAIR-RAISING DOBBO WINS BY A WHISKER; Labour's Spinmen Foiled in Battle of the Beard
FRANK Dobson has won the Battle of the Beard with Tony Blair's image makers. The former Health Secretary was told to lose his whiskers when he was officially declared Labour candidate in the London mayoral race. The New Labour spin doctors feared...
Health: Dear Doctor; DR MARK PORTER ANSWERS YOUR HEALTH QUESTIONS WITH PRACTICAL ADVICE ON EVERYTHING FROM THE LASTING EFFECTS OF LIPOSUCTION TO FINDING A NEW DOCTOR
Is it safe to look through the keyhole? I'm due to have a laparoscopy soon and am very worried - particularly as I've heard stories about people ending up with perforated blood vessels and bowels. How safe is it? A laparoscopy involves passing...
He Stole Pounds 40m and Got 22 Years in Jail. but He Is Let out to Live It Up with His Armani Suits, Merc and Girlfriends; 11 YEARS AFTER HE WAS SENTENCED FOR BRITAIN'S BIGGEST ROBBERY, WE REVEAL VALERIO VICCEI'S AMAZING LIFE AS A PLAYBOY PRISONER
SITTING at a pavement cafe sipping a cappuccino, the silver-haired, sharp-suited figure looks like any other successful businessman. On his wrist is a pounds 1,000 Bulgari watch and by his feet an expensive brown leather briefcase. He is wearing...
Holidays: Keep Up with the Zeta Joneses
IT was pictures of Catherine Zeta Jones enjoying a passionate embrace with film star Michael Douglas on a yacht off Majorca that revealed their secret romance. I had visited the Spanish island just a few weeks before and was pleasantly surprised...
HOSPITAL IN NEW QUIZ ON 40 DEAD CHILDREN; 'My Baby Was Starved at Alder Hey'
SCANDAL-HIT Alder Hey Hospital - already exposed for removing the organs of dead babies without telling their parents - is at the centre of a major new investigation. Doctors and staff at the world-famous children's hospital are facing 40 claims...
Hot Cars: Life Can Be So Suite in a Renault Which Has Lots Espace
WHEN YOU assess what warm words you'd most like to welcome into your life, and forget the Lottery for a minute, are they something like.... 1. You've got a tax refund. 2. It's for you - she says it's Jennifer Lopez. 3. We're overbooked in...
HOW A NEW LOVE GREW FROM DUNBLANE TRAGEDY; I Feel So Guilty Being Happy When Gwen Is Dead.But I Know We've Been Given a Second Chance
JOAN Mayor is just going on a simple errand, but her husband Rod follows her to the back door to kiss her before she leaves. She backs the car out of the garage and suddenly Rod is at the side window, waving. He can never let her leave without saying...
How Can They Let Them Go?; Mother's Outrage as Callous Youths Who Killed Her Two-Year-Old Son Look Forward to Tasting Freedom Again in Just Three Years
THIS WEEK was always going to be a difficult one for Jamie Bulger's mother Denise Fergus. Thursday marks what would have been the 10th birthday of her beloved son, abducted, tortured and murdered by 10-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables...
How I Was Trapped by a Web of Deceit
A LONELY petrol-pump attendant who discovered the "gorgeous" girl he fell in love with over the Internet was in fact a 20-stone pensioner with a body in her freezer vowed last night: "I'll never log on again." After a four-month romance across the...
I'd like to Live Longer Than Oliver Reed. but One More Drink and I Will Be Dead; WIFE AND SON PLEAD WITH SOCCER LEGEND GEORGE BEST TO CHANGE HIS WILD LIFESTYLE
STRICKEN George Best told last night how he desperately hopes to live longer than hell-raising drinker Oliver Reed. Speaking from his hospital bed, soccer legend Best, who has vowed to quit drinking after his liver scare, said: "I'd like to last...
I Feel Guilty Being Happy When Gwen Is Dead.I'd Put the Clock Back If I Could; HIS WIFE DIED AT DUNBLANE - AND OUT OF THE TRAGEDY HE MARRIED HER SISTER
OAN Mayor is just going on a simple errand, but her husband Rod follows her to the back door to kiss her before she leaves. She backs the car out of the garage and suddenly Rod is at the window, waving. He can never let her leave without saying...
If You Want to Get a Life. Get Yourself a Man
SINGLE women who want to live longer should find a man before they reach the age of 35. A new study shows that women over that age who have never married are nearly 50 per cent more likely to die early. They are at much greater risk than women...
INISHFREE HAS NO ELECTRICITY, RUNNING WATER, SHOPS OR SCHOOLS BUT FOR THE THREE FAMILIES LIVING THERE, IT'S A PLACE OF PARADISE; This Is My Dream Island. I Headed Away at 15, but Something Drew Me Back. Now It's My Whole Life
DONAL O'Sullivan is a man with a mission. He is determined to realise his lifetime dream of developing a community in his beloved childhood home. Donal grew up on Inishfree, a tiny island three miles from the coast of Donegal. The island was...
Interview Diarmuid Gavin: Gardening Brought a Bloom to My Life When It Was No Bed of Roses; DIARMUID GAVIN LOATHED THE GARDEN AS A TEENAGER. HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR TV'S GREEN-FINGERED HUNK
EARTHY Diarmuid Gavin can't come to terms with the fact he's a sex symbol. For although thousands of women have tuned in to BBC's Home Front series to watch the handsome 35-year-old work his magic, he only has eyes for one green-fingered woman - his...
Interview Niall Quinn: Me Finished? No Chance. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Says Mighty Quinn; STRIKER NIALL KEEPS THE FAITH WITH MANAGER REID AS HIS CAREER; AT SUNDERLAND BLOSSOMS
NIALL QUINN inhabits a world suspended somewhere between equanimity and affability. And he is not so much artificially indifferent to the frenzied demands placed on a high profile footballer as laid-back and easy going by nature. His wife Gillian...
Interview Tara Palmer- Tomkinson: I Dream I Can Still Go out with My Friends, Get Smashed and Have a Line of Cocaine. Then I Wake Up, and I Know I Can't W; IN A SEARINGLY FRANK INTERVIEW, TARA PALMER-TOMKINSON TELLS HOW SHE BEAT HER Pounds 250-A -DAY DRUG HABIT - AND WHY SHE CAN'T TRUST MEN ANY MORE
TARA Palmer- Tomkinson is worried about the hole in her nose. "There's nothing in there any more," says the girl who used to shove pounds 250 worth of cocaine a day up the pretty nostrils she is now prodding. "You know how you have cartilage...
Interview: That's No Sexy Doc That's My Husband; Joseph Millson Is Swooned over by Millions of Women Every Week in His Role as Dr Sam Morgan in Peak Practice. Here, He and His Wife Caroline Fitzgerald Tell Pauline McLeod How They Cope with His Love Scenes.And How They'll Be Hurling Abuse at Each Other Soon in a New Play
JOSEPH ON CAROLINE Caroline's very romantic. She's the first and only woman to send me flowers and I cried. We'd met in March 1997 on a tour of Noel Coward's Salad Days, but I left the company before she did. Ten months later I asked her to marry...
Johnny VAUGHAN Column: Angry Alan Comes out of the Closet; Tony's in Double Trouble and Frankly I'm Delighted
Frank Dobson OR Claude Greengrass?SOMETIMES you have to wonder what the real point of police speed traps are. Is it to keep boy racers at bay, or is it just an easy way to finance the local constabulary? Certainly that's a question disgruntled...
Johnny VAUGHAN Column: Single-Minded Blair Flushes Away Pounds 26m on Toilet Training
DESPITE the veneer of being a Government of the people, once more Tory Blur, sorry Tony Blair, and his lackeys have shown their true intentions this week by allocating an incredible pounds 20million of public money for preparing Government computer...
Johnny VAUGHAN Column: Tony's in Double Trouble and Frankly I'm Delighted
THE Prime Minister must be tearing his well-bouffanted hair out over the London mayoral election. It's all gone horribly wrong. Just when the world had stopped giggling at the chaos of Tony's showcase London-based Millennium celebrations, suddenly...
Lorraine Davidson's Column: Will Blair's Boost Mean a New Don for New Labour?
IT looked like a brand new Donald Dewar who gave the speech of his life yesterday - inspiring the party faithful with grand words on social justice at their Edinburgh conference. They had been waiting for this for months: dynamic leadership in action...
Louise Battled Bulimia While Joe Has a Crippling Illness. Love Gave Them Strength, Hope and a Son
FIVE years ago Louise Drew was in the depths of despair. She had a failed marriage behind her and her health was wrecked by the devastating illness bulimia. But salvation came in the form of Joe Mulhall. Joe, 41, was confined to a wheelchair...
Money Watch: Beware of Falling for `Cheap' Card Tricks
IF you switch to a low interest rate credit card to save money, it could end up costing you pounds 25 a month extra. Barely a day goes by without credit card companies offering new rock- bottom rates rates as an incentive to sign up with them. ...
Money Watch: Enjoy the Golden Years If You Plan Ahead and Retire at 50 - Just like Posh and Becks
WE can't all be like Posh Spice and David Beckham, who have made so much money, so young, that they could retire now if they wanted. Short of winning the Lottery, there is no way most of us mere mortals could afford it. And the tax man wouldn't...
Money Watch: Question Time - Chris Dedicoat
CHRIS DEDICOAT, 43, vice-president and managing director (UK and Ireland) for Internet equipment giant Cisco, talks to Joia Shillingford HOW do you unwind? FLYING a twin-engined plane called a Seneca or watching Aston Villa play. WHAT'S your...
Money Watch: Windfalls in Freefall as Shares Crash to Earth; Millions Lose out as Bank Values Plunge
WINDFALL shares were once the high-fliers of the stock market, giving instant profits to millions. But now the windfalls have gone into freefall, with many halving in value in the past year. Some are worth less now than when they were first issued....
Motorcycle Racing: Choker in the Pack; McWILLIAMS FINDS NERVES ARE TOO HARD TO SWALLOW
JEREMY McWilliams will not be down for Sunday breakfast in the South African town called Welkom. Britain's only 500cc rider in next week's opening Grand Prix eats in bed - through a drip. "I can't swallow food or even water on race day," confesses...
Motor Racing: MY FRIGHTMARE; How the Wheels Nearly Came off in My First Race
BY THE time you read this my first Grand Prix will be over and hopefully I will have finished my debut race. But at one stage I wondered whether I would take part at all. On Saturday almost everything that could go wrong did. The day started...
Movies: Smoking out the Truth with Pacino
THE INSIDER (15) CONCERNED that his US tobacco bosses are ignoring the cancer risk in cigarettes, fifty-something scientist Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) decides to blow the whistle. Anonymously, he begins to send incriminating documents to...
MY SECRET NIGHTMARE; Street's Raquel Reveals How She Suffered Nervous Breakdown
FORMER Coronation Street star Sarah Lancashire has spoken for the first time about her secret 10-year battle against depression. While millions of soap fans were gripped by her performances as dizzy barmaid Raquel, Sarah was fighting a nightmare...
Not Tonight, Possum, I'm Vegging Out
The news that antipodean scientists have found a way of genetically modifying vegetables so they can be used as contraceptives has set me thinking. Because although the specially-doctored carrots they have produced are aimed at reducing the population...
Nurses to Get MORE Powers; Bid to Speed Up Treatment of Patients
NURSES are to be given new powers to prescribe drugs to patients - without having to consult doctors first. The move, to be announced by Health Minister Lord Hunt tomorrow, is aimed at speeding up treatment for patients suffering minor injuries,...
Politically Incorrect: Chris Buckland Column: Message to Blair and Hague: Stay Away, You'll Frighten Voters
IF our political leaders were large luggage trunks right now they would have the label "Not Wanted On Voyage" plastered all over them. It is a strange sight. Mr Blair and Mr Hague, the heroes of Labour and the Conservatives, being politely told...
QUEEN'S FURY; She Wanted New Liner Built at Belfast Yard
The Queen has revealed her anger at the decision to build the new Queen Mary 2 superliner in France instead of Belfast. The decision by Cunard Lines would have saved 1,800 jobs at the struggling Harland and Wolff yard. Now the Queen has told...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000: Fill Your Glass - and Then Fill Your Boots; EXPERT GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE FINEST THREE DAYS OF THE RACING YEAR
RIGHT - it's time to take the gloves off, pull on the betting boots and hope that by Friday your liver's still working, your heart hasn't stopped and your wallet's got the 'House Full' signs up. At last year's Festival an Irishman came down on the...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000: GLORIA'S MY GOLDEN WONDER
SPRING is in the air and that can mean only one thing - the Cheltenham Festival. It's just as well the temperatures have been a bit milder recently as I've been eating even less than usual to make absolutely sure I can get down to my minimum weight...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000 - Groom with a View of Glory
FROZEN GROOM is napped to end Noel Meade's Festival famine in the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham on Tuesday. The five-year-old failed to last home in his races over hurdles but has been a revelation since switching to fences. He was particularly...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000: Irish Invaders Plan to Cash in on Roche Ace
THE annual Irish invasion of Cheltenham is expected to get off to a spectacular start with Youlneverwalkalone in the opening two-mile novice hurdle on Tuesday. The Christy Roche-trained gelding has been backed from 7-1 to 5-4 favourite during the...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000 - It's All Don and Dusted for Charlie
CHARLIE Swan can warm up for Cheltenham by taking the Kilcock Novice Chase at Naas today with DONADINO. This smart seven-year-old should be able to give weight to his three rivals . . . even though he has not raced for four months. "Donadino...
Racing: Cheltenham 2000 - Norman's Sign of Success
NORMAN Williamson, eight Festival winners already in the bag, is optimistic about taking his Cheltenham tally into double figures. He looks almost unbeatable on Mark Pitman's MONSIGNOR in Wednesday's opener . . . the Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle....
RACING: CHELTENHAM 2000 - PEARL'S A WINNER; Mullins Convinced Florida Is Tip-Top for Gold Cup Raid
WILLIE Mullins reckons he's on a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner after watching FLORIDA PEARL in work after racing at Leopardstown a week ago. "He went with Balla Sola and Alexander Banquet . . . and he did as good a piece of work as he's ever done in...
Real Life: Who's Afraid of.; ...SPIDERS, THE DARK OR FLYING. WHATEVER YOUR PHOBIA YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO CURE YOURSELF VIA THE NET OR YOUR TV. UNTIL THEN, ANDREA KON LOOKS AT HOW SUFFERERS HAVE HELPED THEMSELVES
Lynn O'Kane 38, of Mansfield, Nottingham, above knows that what seems an illogical, irrational fear to most of us could have cost her everything she treasures. Lynn says: My... Buried Alive Lynn O'Kane 38, of Mansfield, Nottingham, above knows...
Relationships: Onwards and Upwards; HAS BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ROSIE THOMAS FOUND THE PERFECT WAY TO GET OVER A MARRIAGE BREAK-UP? SHE TELLS SHARON FEINSTEIN WHY MOUNTAIN CLIMBING HAS BEEN HER SAVIOUR
Put yourself in Rosie Thomas's shoes. Your husband of 30 years has just told you he's leaving you for a much younger woman and you're standing on the edge of a cliff, the waves crashing on the rocks below. Even if you didn't jump, you might think...