Sunday Mirror (London, England)

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

Articles from March 8, 1998

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ANGST; Those Awkward Years, and How to Get Your Child through Them
WHAT do you do when the well-behaved, happy child you brought up turns almost overnight into a sulky, spotty emotional wreck, who thinks you're a complete embarrassment? Parents usually panic when their children reach adolescence and begin showing...
Billionaire with the Golden Touch Buys Up Silver.3,000 Tons of It
THEY call him the Sage of Omaha, an investment god. His track record is second to none. But his disciples fear Warren Buffett - worth pounds 17 billion at the last count - could be losing his golden touch. That, or the world's stockmarkets are about...
Boxing: Regan's Tears Haunt Jones
THE tears of Robbie Regan have become a haunting memory for Wales' newest world champion, Barry Jones. Jones, the WBO super-featherweight king, watched the tragic demise of Regan from brutally close quarters. And he confesses: "If I've learned...
Boyfriend's Desperate to Give Me a Boob-Job
DEAR BEECHY I REALLY love my boyfriend and would do anything to keep him. He tells me that he really loves my body...except for the fact that I don't have very big boobs. To be blunt, no one has ever complained before and I have always felt very...
Charles Will Have Camilla beside Him at Party for 50th Birthday
CAMILLA Parker Bowles is to make a sensational appearance at the side of Prince Charles to celebrate his 50th birthday in November. The Queen and Prince Philip have agreed to his long-time lover being paraded at a glittering banquet and party for...
Confidentially Speaking
BRASS will rub shoulders with class if the Spice Girls win an invitation to a prestigious party for the opening of a shop in Knightsbridge later this month by the jewellers Boodle and Dunthorne, who supplied the pounds 40,000 engagement ring for Victoria...
Cricket: Athers Steps Down from the Bridge
MIKE Atherton turned his back on valuable batting practice in Bridgetown yesterday, writes Alasdair Ross. The England captain has been struggling for runs throughout the West Indies tour but left himself out of the side to face Barbados in the three-...
CRICKET: DAY WES STOPPED CURTLY QUITTING; Now He's Destroying Us
CURTLY Ambrose was set to end his 10-year reign of Test terror a few short weeks ago - until sweet-talking Wes Hall changed his mind. Ambrose, his self-belief deflated after a miserable tour of Pakistan and his pride punctured by Northamptonshire's...
Cricket Wife's Plea to England: Give My Robin a Chance
THE wife of England batsman Robin Smith has hit the Test selectors for six for leaving him out of the England squad touring the West Indies. Kath Smith says that Robin, "being the Mr Nice Guy he is, won't criticise anyone at his beloved Lord's"....
Crocodile's Wife Linda Blooms as Mum-to-Be
NEW ROLE Pregnant Linda and Paul walk in the surf and (left) when they starred together in Crocodile Dundee IT was a romance no-one thought would last when Paul Hogan fell for Linda Kozlowski, his co-star on the set of Crocodile Dundee. He was...
Diets.Just How Much Will We Swallow?
ON New Year's Eve a staggering one in four people vowed to shed some weight - but by this weekend only 45 per cent will still be sticking to their diet. The bad news for dieters who have stuck it out until now is that two thirds of them will actually...
Face Worker; FORMER MINER GARY COCKERILL USED TO RISK HIS LIFE AT THE COAL FACE. NOW HE'S ESCAPED THE PIT TO ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS A TOP MAKE-UP ARTIST
The blazing sun was setting over a palm-fringed Caribbean beach as Gary Cockerill applied the finishing touches to a beautiful model's perfectly made-up face. It was the end of a typical day on a glamorous photo shoot. As darkness closed in,...
Fern's Favourites; FERN BRITTON, PRESENTER OF TV'S READY STEADY COOK, SHARES THE SECRETS OF HER SWIFT AND DELICIOUS SNACKS, SOUPS AND STARTERS IN PART ONE OF PERSONAL'S NEW COOKERY SERIES
As a single woman I was not known for my cooking abilities, but as a mother I have had to pull my socks up, and over the years on Ready Steady Cook I've learned some really good short cuts from the top chefs . . . and here are some of my favourites...
Football: Angry Alan in Referee Bust-Up
CHARLTON boss Alan Curbishley blasted referee Phil Richards and his own defenders after his team's promotion bandwagon came to a shuddering halt. Curbishley was angry when Charlton fell apart after leading at half-time and hit the roof at having...
Football: Annand Aims to Strike Friends Dumb
DARK Blue destroyer Eddie Annand is determined to blast Rangers out of the Scottish Cup . . . even if it means being left without a friend in the world. The Dundee striker heads for Ibrox tomorrow knowing his pals will give him pelters from their...
Football: Ayr Raid Flops as Anderson Sees Red
HEARTS are on a Scottish Cup high, but they needed a little lift during their Ayr raid. Referee Stuart Dougal's decision to send off Derek Anderson after 27 minutes completely turned this quarter-final tie. Hearts, in fairness, were already ahead...
Football: Bairns Walking Tall!
THE battling Bairns saw off Saints in super style to maintain their great Cup tradition. The stadium may be falling down about them. The pitch isn't exactly pristine. But manager Alex Totten has again fashioned a fine side as he put one over...
FOOTBALL: BANGOR IN Pounds 1.5m TEMPTER
A pounds 1.5 million offer from developers is tempting Bangor to sell Clandeboye Park. And the new home of the Seasiders could be alongside a cemetery. As Bangor challenge for promotion to the Premier League, they are anxious to unload an overdraft...
FOOTBALL: BLOND AMBITION; Scotland Will Be All White without McAllister, Says TERRY BUTCHER
COLIN Hendry is the stick-out successor to Gary McAllister as Scotland's World Cup captain. And Billy McKinlay, his fellow white-headed wizard at Blackburn Rovers, has a powerful claim to a permanent midfield role. No doubt the loss of the influential...
Football: CELTIC'S WIM BONUS
TOMMY Burns is the perfect example of the power of positive thinking. Bulleted from Celtic by Fergus McCann after three years and a Scottish Cup triumph in 1995, he is now plying his trade as coach at Newcastle. But Burns still keeps a close...
Football: Clever Trevor
TREVOR Anderson is living up to his nickname "Moses", as he leads Newry ever closer to the promised land. Town's director of football can begin to look forward to Premier Division games as his side beat Limavady 3-1. BANGOR'S 2-1 defeat at BALLYCLARE...
FOOTBALL: CONTRACT CHILLER; Jeffrey's Deal Ends in June
DAVID Jeffrey is named today as Guinness Manager of February. Yet he could be out of work inside four months. The Linfield boss is only under contract at Windsor Park until June 30 and no talks are taking place about an extension. The Blues...
Football: Cool Campbell Rules Kingdom
KEVIN CAMPBELL blasted a 15 minute first-half hat-trick to send Forest into pole position at the top of the First Division. Forest's magnificent first- half display confirmed Dave Bassett's men as favourites for automatic promotion to the Premiership....
Football: Curtis Offers Cardiff Duo a Friendly Hand
FRANK BURROWS and Billy Ayre will find at least one welcoming hand when they return to an ordeal of fire at Swansea today. "They are just the pairing Cardiff City need," said Swansea's assistant manager Alan Curtis. "They are both capable of...
Football: Daryl Grabs Late Leveller for Albion
DARYL Burgess grabbed a last-gasp equaliser for shaky Albion with his first goal in 14 months. Burgess, who had held Albion's defence together following the half-time departure of Matt Carbon with knee trouble, ventured forward in time added on...
Football: Deadly Dele Gives Blues Head Start
DEADLY Dele Adebola clinched the points with a stunning header to keep Blues bang on course for the play-offs. The Nigerian with the Scouse accent looks a bargain buy at pounds 1m and capped a fine all-round performance with his first goal at St...
Football: Derby Ends in a Shambles
THE sick, sad face of Irish football leered again in this shameful Belfast derby at Windsor Park. Bloodied heads, red cards, vandalised cars and wanton wrecking of the North Stand obliterated almost all memories of football. Over 8,000 paid to...
Football: Durnin Deepens Town Torment
A DRAMATIC last-minute defeat at the hands of born-again Portsmouth yesterday will have done nothing to improve the popularity ratings of either Swindon manager Steve McMahon or club chairman Rikki Hunt. There have already been calls for the sacking...
Football: FRANCIS QUITS; Fury after Fan Attack
TREVOR FRANCIS last night sensationally quit as Birmingham City manager, shortly after the victory over QPR at St Andrews. Francis's shock move was prompted by a verbal attack on his family by executive box-holders. Francis said: "I have resigned...
Football: Frank's Gunning for Wembley Glory
WEST HAM'S midfield dynamo Frank Lampard could have been lining up for Arsenal in today's FA Cup quarter- final if he'd let his head rule his heart. Instead, he will be moving heaven and earth to shove the Gunners aside and then go on to beat his...
Football: GILLESPIE TOLD: KICK THE BOOZE
NEWCASTLE hell-raiser Keith Gillespie has been warned: "Curb your drinking or you are history!" Angry boss Kenny Dalglish has left Gillespie in no doubt that his Newcastle career will be instantly terminated if there is any repeat of the drunken...
Football: Give Us Our Spack Back
SHEFFIELD United's FA Cup heroes last night put out the welcome mat for ex-boss Nigel Spackman . . . after making sure of their place in the semi-final draw. The Blades must replay with Coventry at Bramall Lane on Tuesday week after thoroughly deserving...
FOOTBALL: GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT, RANGERS; Says Dundee's JIM McINALLY
IT'S Tayside v the Old Firm in a thrilling live TV weekend double- header in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals. Former Scotland star Jim McInally has played for both Dundee clubs and brings you this exclusive analysis of both big ties. "Tell you...
Football: Howard Slams His Silly Bilic
HOWARD Kendall gave Slaven Bilic a piece of his mind after Everton threw away victory at The Dell. Everton may have lost their penalty shoot-out with the Saints, but the Toffees boss was far more angry with Bilic's third sending-off of the season....
Football: Ince Rewrites the Fairytale
FAIRYTALES can come true. It can happen to you, despite being 5-1 at the bookies and not having won away since the first Saturday in August. That's how it seemed to Bolton after going ahead in their first attack and somehow protecting a lead for...
Football: Injury Woe for United
MANCHESTER United hit more injury problems as their big week in Monaco ended in a crushing loss at Sheffield Wednesday. Phil Neville limped off with hamstring damage and Ronnie Johnsen had to come off with concussion. United are already trying...
Football: I Whacked the Player Who Taunted Me for Being Black; MARK STEIN EXCLUSIVE
CHELSEA striker Mark Stein last night applauded Aston Villa ace Stan Collymore for speaking out against racial abuse within the game. Collymore went public last week when he accused his former Liverpool team-mate Steve Harkness of calling him "a...
Football: Jess: I Drove Strach Crazy
EOIN Jess will complete his return from the wilderness with a Scotland squad recall for the World Cup warm-up with Denmark. But the Aberdeen ace insists the best is yet to come from a player shown the door at Coventry by Gordon Strachan last summer....
Football: Jolly Breen Giant
MICK McCarthy is ready to confirm that Gary Breen's exile from international football is now officially over. McCarthy is due in Dublin on Wednesday to announce his squad for the first of three Euro Championship warm-up games, against the Czech...
Football: Keane as Mustard
A PARAGRAPH of history may be written when Mick McCarthy names his first squad of 1998 in Dublin next Wednesday morning. McCarthy is adamant in his refusal to speculate on the composition of his party to travel to the Czech Republic until he reviews...
Football: Klinsmann's out - with 16 Others
CHRISTIAN Gross has won his bitter power struggle with Jurgen Klinsmann and is expected to be in charge of the White Hart Lane club next season. But Klinsmann is on his way - and people at the club won't shed too many tears about that. More players...
Football: Leeds Don for by Hero Hans
LEEDS 0 WOLVES 1 Goodman 82 DON Goodman and Hans Segers were the toast of the Black Country last night as Wolves sprang an FA Cup shock. Goodman returned to his home town to grab the 82nd -minute winner which took First Division Wolves...
Football: Lost Saints
BATTLING Stirling Albion aren't going down without a fight, as this victory over Saints demonstrated. The three points lifted them two places off the First Division basement and on this display it would take a very brave man to bet on them slipping...
FOOTBALL: MAGPIE MADNESS; United's Reputation Ends Up in the Gutter
THE trendy Dublin nightspot outside which Keith Gillespie lost his altercation with a pavement is known locally as "The Cafe Insane." Inside the trendy watering hole, officially known as the Cafe En Seine, the wayward winger had attempted to live...
Football: Magpies A-Team out to Mug Moses
NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Kenny Dalglish is backing his new strikeforce of Alan Shearer and Andreas Andersson to shoot the Geordies into their first FA Cup semi-final for 24 years. England skipper Shearer, out for six months through ankle and leg damage,...
Football: Mighty Quinn's Day of Magic
STRIKER Niall Quinn fired Sunderland past another major landmark in their pursuit of an instant return to the Premiership. Peter Reid's team moved into an automatic promotion spot for the first time this season thanks to Quinn's first-ever hat-trick...
Football: Oggy Keeps Dion's Cup Dream Alive
COVENTRY 1 Dublin pen 32 SHEFFIELD UTD 1 Marcello 45 DION DUBLIN'S shiny head could yet become the third great dome at Wembley, come the FA Cup Final in May. But if Dublin does get to lead Coventry into the soccer showpiece, he will...
Football: Pure Hell for Flop Bradbury
MANCHESTER CITY'S record signing Lee Bradbury is in crisis. Manger Joe Royle admitted that he had taken him off in the 52nd minute to save him from further torment from the Maine Road fans. They have clearly lost patience with the pounds 3.5m...
Football: Quick Double Makes Boss Jacko Smile
HUDDERSFIELD eased their relegation fears with a victory that sent Stoke crushing to the bottom of the First Division. Two goals in three first-half minutes from Paul Barnes and Marcus Stewart lifted them clear of the relegation zone. "I always...
Football: Shearer Checks into the Hotel Paranoia
ALAN Shearer is exactly the height and weight (5ft 11in and 12st 6lb) to skip a meal or two and fight for the super-middleweight title. His upper-body strength would not suffer from comparison with Chris Eubank or Steve Collins. Shearer also...
Football: Tea Boy Trev's Sad Farewell
TREVOR Francis has had a far from easy ride at St Andrews since being appointed as successor to bombastic Barry Fry as Birmingham City manager. Francis, 43, who walked out last night after complaining that his family had been abused by fans during...
Football: The Dark Destoyers
KIRK HUNTER, the Crusaders sub, and keeper Davy O'Hare were both sent off as this exciting game exploded in the second half at Seaview. And Crusaders manager Roy Walker, a lay preacher, said he was considering his future because of "dark forces...
Football: Treasure Ireland
JOHN Kerr, tiniest player in the Smirnoff Premier League, is open to offers from managers . . . and farmers. The 18-year-old Ards striker plans to quit home in Dalrymple, Ayrshire and settle in Northern Ireland. "I've worked on farms," he explains....
FOOTBALL: What a Way to Go for Sad Rob!
ROB Newman made sure his last game for Motherwell was one to remember, but unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. The Norwich defender, who has been on loan at Fir Park for the past three months, is set to head back home today and he couldn't...
Football: Worth Pounds 100m. Now Going Free; Top Clubs Set to Lose Fortunes as Bosman Ruling Starts to Bite
UP to 50 top players will walk out on British clubs this summer without their former employers collecting a penny in transfer fees. The amazing pounds 50,000-a-week deal that sends Danish international Brian Laudrup from Rangers to Chelsea at the...
Gaelic Sport: Battle of the Box; Gaelic Gossip
IT'S almost D-Day for the TV stations with the rights issue for the championship up for grabs. No controversy in the Republic where RTE will once again weigh in as main broadcasters of all the top games. There is however the question of the lucrative...
Game for a Laugh; SHE'S STILL BEST KNOWN AS NAGGING THELMA IN THE CLASSIC COMEDY WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LIKELY LADS. BUT THESE DAYS BRIGIT FORSYTH IS GLAD TO BE PLAYING THE FIELD .
You'd never get Thelma of Likely Lads fame talking about sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll. What would she know about them anyway? In her case, substitute a quick fumble with the lights out, a small sherry, and the James Last Orchestra. Brigit Forsyth,...
Get in the Fast Lane and Enjoy All the Grand Prix Thrills; ANOTHER GREAT OFFER FOR ALL OUR READERS IN IRELAND
YOU could be in pole position to enjoy all the thrills and spills of an action-packed Grand Prix. The Sunday Mirror is giving you the chance to experience the trackside excitement of next month's San Marino Grand Prix and this summer's German Grand...
Give Him the Push; IF YOUR MAN CAN'T STAND EXERCISE OR HEALTHY FOOD, MONICA GRENFELL KNOWS WAYS TO NUDGE HIM INTO ACTION .
I'm not saying my husband hates exercise, but when we walk to the car he asks if we're nearly there, and when he had a go on my exercise bike he packed a sandwich. Being married to a nutritionist and fitness writer must be hell and we have our own...
Golf: Misery for Monty after `Goon' Jibe
COLIN Montgomerie received a double knockout blow when he made his 1998 US tour debut in the Doral Open here. The first pitched him out of the two-million-dollar tournament - and the other was way below the belt with the Scot portrayed as the "goon...
Have a Costa Holiday from Just Pounds 229; ANOTHER GREAT OFFER FOR ALL OUR READERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
YOU could enjoy a great week's holiday in sunny Spain this year for just pounds 229. The Sunday Mirror has linked up with IGT Holidays to offer you a choice of bargain trips to the Costas. You can go to the Costa Brava from May 22 to June 1 from...
Health UPDATE
HELP may be at hand for thousands of women who suffer each month from premenstrual syndrome. Studies have shown that up to 90 per cent of women of child-bearing age suffer physical or emotional symptoms prior to the onset of their period, but no...
Here Comes Judge Judy, Terror of the TV Court
JUDY SHEINDLIN makes Margaret Thatcher look like a shrinking violet. She's also one of TV's most unlikely stars. As Judge Judy, she dispenses justice in a mock courtroom watched by an audience of millions. And, after 25 years as a real-life attorney,...
He Said He Loved Me but Soon He Was Dictating My Life
IT was in the spring of 1983 on holiday in the South of France that Catherine Laylle met Hans-Peter Volkmann. She was a 29-year-old City broker, he was a 27-year-old German medical student. Four days after they first met he told Catherine he loved...
Homebuyers Save as the Axe Falls on Valuation Surveys
HOUSE buying costs could be slashed by an average of pounds 140 if lenders go ahead with plans to scrap mortgage valuations. The Bristol and West and the Halifax (which already gives free valuations) are just two of the building societies which...
Home Loans Trouble at the Double
MILLIONS of homeowners face double trouble next month with changes to mortgage interest tax relief and the annual review of mortgage payments. The taxman is cutting back on the level of mortgage interest relief (MIRAS) that he gives to ALL home-buyers....
How YOU Could Save Pounds 190 in Tax
A NEW survey has revealed that over-payment by many of Britain's 36 million taxpayers is enough to build nine new Millennium Domes. Research by the independent financial advice group IFA Promotions has found that we throw pounds 6.9 billion a year...
I'm Proud of My Street Sex-Swap Role.It's Helping to Beat Bigotry
WHEN actress Julie Hesmondhalgh was told she had been chosen to play a transsexual in the most sensational storyline in soap history she could have been forgiven for feeling a bit miffed. What woman likes to be told she'll be playing a woman who...
I'm Singing My Heart out for Mum and Dad, Says Shania
COUNTRY singer Shania Twain has told of the heartbreak behind her million-selling record career. Canadian-born Shania, 32, started on stage when she was eight, thanks to her parents. But tragically, they never got to see her rise to international...
I'm the Ambassador's Wife but All I Want Is My Children Back; OUR THREE-PAGE REPORT ON THE STORY THAT WILL BREAK EVERY WOMAN'S HEART `My Two Little Angels Were Being Turned into Puppets.Commanded by Their Evil Father'
CATHERINE MEYER has taken Washington by storm as the new wife of Britain's ambassador, Sir Christopher Meyer. Some of the world's most powerful men are now her friends. Yet it hasn't helped her overcome a personal tragedy. Four years ago her ex-husband...
I Paid Pounds 100 and in Just Two Minutes I Was Made a Phoney Priest
BOGUS priesthoods can now be bought in Britain for as little as pounds 100. The ordination service takes just two minutes and is said to "allow new vicars, reverends or fathers to set up churches and perform wedding blessings, funerals and christenings"....
It's in the Genes.New Clue to Help Beat Breast Cancer
NEW scientific developments could lead to less surgery for thousands of breast cancer patients ...and a more effective way to treat women with the disease. Scientists working for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund have developed a gene therapy that...
I Was Abused, Screamed at, Plagued with His Love Letters for Two Years ..and a Judge Calls This Courting; FLOWER GIRL CHRISTINE SIMPSON TELLS HOW HER LIFE WAS RUINED BY A MAN WITH AN OBSESSION
IT began innocently enough when Robert Dawson popped into the shop where Christine Simpson worked to buy a bunch of flowers. The pretty mother-of-one thought he seemed "nice enough, but a bit odd" when he also asked where he could get a live chicken....
Justice at Last
DENA Fleming replaced the telephone receiver and looked at husband Max - too overwhelmed and stunned even to smile. It was 4.45pm on Monday, March 2, just 36 hours after the Sunday Mirror hit the streets with Dena's remarkable story. Two years...
Kick off Those Shoes and Take a Paddle in Paradise
SHOES are the last thing you'll need when you arrive in the Maldives. For these sun-drenched islands set in the Indian Ocean are the original barefoot paradise. This is the perfect setting for romantic couples, for those who love diving or just...
Kitten Pretty; THEY'RE LOW-MAINTENANCE, EXTREMELY CUTE . . . AND FAR MORE POPULAR THAN DOGS. NICK MAYS PROVIDES SOME TIPS ON HOW TO GET THAT LOVING FELINE
As low-maintenance pets go, our feline friends are the cat's whiskers. Compared with dogs, cats need very little space, don't need to be taken for regular walks and are happy to maintain an air of independence . . . as long as there's a regular...
Long-Lost Song Tells How John Lennon Planned to Kill Himself
BEATLE John Lennon contemplated suicide, according to long-lost lyrics unearthed by the Sunday Mirror. Lennon poured out his heart about the darkest moment of his life in a song called You Saved My Soul. He describes how he went to jump out of...
Making Students Pay Tuition Fees Is False Economy, Mr Blair
STUDENTS held their biggest demonstrations for a decade last Wednesday when they boycotted lectures in protest at tuition fees. The time when people like me were lucky enough to have had a full grant and our tuition fees paid now seem like luxury....
Mark Porter: The Answers Every Woman Must Know; PART ONE: THE TOP 50 HEALTH QUESTIONS WOMEN ASK ME
Q During a recent smear test my GP told me that my womb was back to front! Could this affect my fertility? AIn a normal woman the womb tilts forward (towards your tummy button), but in about one in five women it tilts backwards and I imagine this...
Motor Racing: Tears for Tyrrell as He Takes a Back Seat
KEN TYRRELL has turned his back on Formula One after being rail- roaded out of his own team. Tyrrell missed his first race for nearly 30 years this morning when he decided not to attend the Australian Grand Prix. And the veteran former team owner...
My Secret Nights of Love with the Playboy Prince
When their eyes met across a crowded Monte Carlo nightclub, Prince Albert of Monaco was instantly smitten. His date for the evening was supermodel Claudia Schiffer, but as soon as he saw beautiful New York socialite Stephanie Parker, he forgot his...
My Virgin Marriage; FIRST, VIRGIN RADIO BOSS CHRIS EVANS NAGGED HER BOYFRIEND ON THE AIR UNTIL HE PROPOSED. THEN HE TOLD THE WORLD THEY WERE TRYING FOR A BABY - AND PLAYED THE BLANKETY BLANK TUNE. GOOD JOB LISA CLARK IS A FRIEND
There are three people in Lisa Clark's marriage - herself, husband Dan McGrath and radio's millionaire motormouth Chris Evans. From the moment Lisa married Dan last April, every intimate moment, every row, every glitch and hitch in their relationship...
Now You Can Live in a World of Your Own; News on the Net
THOUSANDS of Britons every week are quite literally getting out of this world to create their own realms in cyberspace. Imagine a place where you have a different identity, can own land and build whatever you want, meet other people, and interact...
Oasis Bad Boys Are So Good with Their Pensions
OASIS brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher have the reputation of being the bad boys of Britpop - but when it comes to their pensions they're very good. They are said to have shrewdly put pounds 12 million away for their old age. At the moment higher-rate...
OASIS SCORE A HIT WITH FANS ...but This Time It's Football and Nobody Gets Hurt
OASIS finally had a hit with Australian fans yesterday...when the rock bad boys played football against a dozen local lads in a park. A smiling Liam Gallagher turned out for the scratch match in the blue colours of his favourite Manchester City...
On the Wight Track for an Easy Ride
EVERY day I cycle through the pot-holed streets of London, weaving in and out of traffic jams, breathing in pollution and running the gauntlet of kamikaze Post Office vans. I arrive at work ashen-faced and unable to speak until I'm brought round...
Our Love Is So Special That It Hurts When It's Attacked; ANTHEA TURNER TALKS TO CAROLE MALONE
ANTHEA TURNER has finally broken her silence over her relationship with her millionaire businessman lover Grant Bovey. Speaking just days after the showbiz party where Bovey's estranged wife tried to upstage her love rival, the blonde TV presenter...
PRESCOTT DID NOT DECLARE Pounds 30,000 DONATION
DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott failed to declare a donation of nearly pounds 30,000 from a lobby group. The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust gave Mr Prescott pounds 27,750 in 1996. But he failed to log the donation in the House of Commons Register...
Racing: ENDA THE HOODOO!
ENDA Bolger is out to break the jinx that has dogged his attempts to win the National Hunt Chase. This four-miler, run on Wednesday week, is one of the most important amateur races of the season. But it has proved a disaster for the tall Co Limerick...
RACING: MAGUIRE'S MISSION; Adrian Is Chasing a Cheltenham Winner in Memory of His Mum
ADRIAN MAGUIRE will dedicate any race he wins next week at the Cheltenham Festival to the mother he so tragically lost on its threshold. Jockey Maguire has suffered a nightmare sequence of painful knocks while falling at the hurdles and fences of...
Racing: O'Brien Solves Anabatic Puzzle
"RACE him rather than work him." That's Michael O'Brien's new policy with ANABATIC. It's working too. The Cheltenham Gold Cup entry scored in convincing style at Gowran Park 15 days ago and the ten-year-old should follow up in the Kilternan Handicap...
Revenge Is Mine, Said the Lord.Well He Can Keep It
THE first thing I thought when I saw the film First Wives Club was: ""What on earth are these silly old trollops trying to achieve?" The message was supposed to be: "Sisters are doing it for themselves." In fact, the reality was that three middle-aged...
Rise in Child Smokers Is Blamed on Bootleggers
CHEAP cigarettes smuggled in from the Continent have caused a smoking epidemic among children, a Labour MP warned yesterday. Dr John Marek said the problem would worsen if Chancellor Gordon Brown increased the tax on tobacco in the Budget later...
Rock-On
Historic bid to get Elton at Stormont EFFORTS are being made to persuade Elton John to play an historic gig in Ulster's political heart - the former Northern Ireland Parliament. The concert at Stormont Castle has yet to receive official planning...
RUGBY LEAGUE: CHRISTIAN AID; Jason's Best-Ever Conversion ... Helping the Down-and-Outs
JUST four hours after picking up a hat-trick of tries at Dewsbury last Sunday, Jason Robinson was mixing with society's down-and-outs. He was a long way from the bright lights after Wigan grabbed a place in the Silk Cut Challenge Cup quarter-finals...
Rugby League: Dragons Chasing Iestyn
THE Welsh Rugby Union have made a daring raid into Rugby League territory in a bid to land expensive Leeds Rhinos Great Britain back star Iestyn Harris. Harris, grandson of a former Welsh ace, was a target for Union before joining Leeds Rhinos a...
Rugby Union: Arwel the Welsh Wembley Wizard
WALES 19 Tries: Proctor. Cons: A Thomas. Pens: A Thomas 3, N Jenkins. SCOTLAND 13 Tries: Cronin, Townsend. Pens: Chalmers. PINT-SIZED super sub Arwel Thomas was the toast of Wales last night as his 11 points ended Scotland's Triple Crown...
Rugby Union: Bateman Is the Wembley Wizard
WALES regained some rugby respectability with their hard-earned Five Nations victory over Scotland at Wembley yesterday. A try by Wayne Proctor at the start of the second half helped Wales on their way to the all important victory. The win has...
Rugby Union: Battered Wood Hands It to Warren
A BATTERED and badly bruised Keith Wood was full of praise for new coach Warren Gatland after Ireland's stunning performance against France. Although Wood's men were denied victory by a late French try in a tantalisingly close 18-16 defeat, their...
Rugby Union: Fenwick Faces Bitter-Sweet Return
STEVE Fenwick has confessed that he is on a loser next week - even if the scoreboard tells him he has won. The Newport coach takes his relegation- haunted club to Bridgend, the only team the Black and Ambers can realistically hope to clamber over...