Sunday Mirror (London, England)

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

Articles from January 7, 1996

AARGH-GYLE; Plymouth Let It Slip
Plymouth 1 Coventry 3 PLYMOUTH'S cup glory dreams vanished as 10-man Coventry hit three goals in five dramatic second half minutes. Yet it all looked so different at half time. Third Division Argyle had looked impressive against their Premiership...
A MILLION INSTANT PRIZES; IN OUR Pounds 50,000 INSTANT SCRATCH; Chocs Away in Sweetest Scratch Fun
LIFE is sweet with our pounds 50,000 Instant Scratch! On top of all our usual great cash prizes we have a million Cadbury's instant prizes to be won over the coming weeks - so look out for the Cadbury's prize message when you scratch your new card...
And Rest of the World Know It
By STEVE WHITING NOT one England player is worth a place in the current World XI - according to former Test supremo Ted Dexter and his computer. After their 1-0 defeat at the hands of South Africa, former England captain Dexter decided to see...
Another Chance to Win a Fortune
2 20 29 32 33 35 NO luck in last night's record breaking National Lottery draw? Don't despair. You could win up to pounds 10,000 instantly with today"s Sunday Mirror Lottery Replay. If any one line of your National Lottery ticket...
Astrology Is NOT Mumbo Jumbo; Britain's Foremost Stargazer Answers the Sceptics
IS Astrology just a lot of rubbish? Russell Grant gives his predictions for '96 in our 40-page special star guide, but this week has seen our astrologer locked in mortal combat with the country's No 1 astrology sceptic, Professor Richard Dawkins. ...
A World of Bargains
THERE are great bargains at holiday centres around Britain. All prices at Butlin's Holiday Worlds and seaside Holiday Hotels stay at 1995 levels from April 21 to October 25. And there are thousands of free child places, even in school holidays....
Billy's Camp Followers; Join in Butlin's Birthday Bash
A GREAT British institution celebrates its 60th birthday this year . . . Butlin's. The legendary Sir Billy was ahead of his time when he spotted the niche in the market for easily-affordable family holidays with entertainment on tap. And the formula...
Blooms in the Gloom; Winter Colour Is All around You
THE dark days of January? Not in my garden. I don't claim there is quite the blaze of brightness midsummer offers. But some beautiful gardening colours can be found now, if you know where to look. Some of the most striking winter colours come...
Cascades of Delight; and When You've Had Your Steam Bath, Head for the Mud
THE Turks never conquered the West - but their unique baths got everyone hot under the collar long before health clubs came on the scene. And south of the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, modern-day tourists can find the waterfalls and thermal pools...
Clough Booze Crisis; Docs Warn Him to Kick It after Secret Hospital Stay
HARD-drinking football legend Brian Clough has spent two weeks in hospital with a serious liver complaint, it was revealed last night. The controversial 60-year-old booked into a private room just before Christmas after complaining of feeling desperately...
COMMENT : Honour for Sale
WHEN are human rights not human rights? When there's money to be made selling arms. And then they count for nothing. These are the extraordinary new depths to which the Tories have sunk. Their handling of Saudi dissident Mohammed Mas'ari tells...
Down's Treble Chance
IT only rated a few lines in the local paper . . . but it could have a massive significance before the end of the championship this season. James McCartan, Greg Blaney and DJ Kane returned to the colours of Down at Ballykinlar in the rain. Kane...
Dripping Yarns; Stick to Your Knitting, Hetty
WHAT is it with old ladies that they feel compelled to investigate murders, for heaven's sakes? Hot on the trail of Miss Marple and American sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote, comes Patricia Routledge as Hetty Wainthropp (Hetty Wainthropp...
DRIVEN SNOW; Get Your Skis on the Right Track
TAKING a car to an Alpine ski resort spells freedom. Freedom to pack the car with as much luggage as you want, freedom to visit other ski resorts near your base and freedom to travel when it suits. And, particularly with four or five in the car,...
ERIC CAN!; Cantona Comes to the Rescue
ERIC Cantona pounced just 10 minutes from time to save mighty Manchester United from an embarrassing FA Cup failure at the first hurdle yesterday. United's favourite Frenchman produced a late header to give Alex Ferguson's side a 2-2 draw with Peter...
FASHION Year of the Rear; LOOK CHEEKY ON THE BEACH IN '96
WATCH out. You're about to be tanga'd! The tiny triangle tied up with string has shrunk to new micro proportions - and is taking off in a big way. The tanga is cut high at the front and even higher at the back and first started raising men's blood...
FORGOTTEN MAN ON Pounds 14,000-A-WEEK
By DON MORRISON TREVOR Steven's talents have commanded transfer fees totalling around pounds 11 million. He is paid a reputed pounds 14,000 a week at Ibrox. But at 32, the Rangers and England midfielder is in grave danger of becoming the forgotten...
For Old Time's Sake; Real-Life Tragedy Behind Porridge Star's Latest Role
TOUGH-GUY star Peter Vaughan stares blankly at the wall. His eyes register nothing as a nurse changes his nappy. His dignity and self- respect are gone, his mind trapped in his own world - an advanced victim of Alzheimer's Disease. Seventy-two-year-old...
FRANCE TWICE FOR JUST Pounds 1; OR CAR +5 TWICE FOR Pounds 10
WE'RE starting the New Year on the crest of a wave with a sensational travel offer from P&O European Ferries! It's a winning double - your chance to take a day trip to France TWICE for just pounds 1! And while you're on the other side of the...
Having a Whale of a Time in Alaska
A SEAL drifts by on an ice floe, basking peacefully on his back in the warmth of the evening sun. Above, aboard the P&O liner Regal Princess, I am ending my day contentedly with the help of a little ice, too, though mine is in a glass. I am...
Here Comes the Fun; Army Goes on Parade at Sunshine Hideaway
JUST as in Soldier, Soldier, squaddies Geoff and Kevin had come for sun, sea and sangria. They'd booked just two days earlier, cutting their holiday cost by half. It meant they could choose the destination, Ibiza, but not the town or hotel. And...
I MUST WIN FOR JAMES!; DREW DOCHERTY OPENS HIS HEART; I Can Honour Him by Becoming World Champ
LITTLE Drew Docherty is 13 days from a world title fight - and a mental crisis. The Scot needs total commitment to wrest the WBO bantamweight belt from Puerto Rican champion Daniel Jiminez. Yet the bell at Mansfield Leisure Centre will evoke...
Jacobs Quit Shock
SCOTLAND'S Gary Jacobs is preparing to bring the curtain down on his fight career but intends to go out with a bang. The end of the road for Jacobs won't come from a knock out or a jarring blow but from his own rational decision as he looks ahead...
KERNAGHAN: Give Me a Break, McGrath
ALAN Kernaghan recalls being given a lecture on patience back at the start of his career at Middlesbrough. And now, eight years on, he is beginning to realise that it wasn't all just hot air. "They told me that in football, patience can often...
Major's Hit Our Cricket for Six, Now Comes Soccer Own Goal
I BLAME the Tories for England's latest cricketing humiliation. It may be tempting to heap every disaster of the last 16 years at their doorstep. But this case is clear cut. It was the busybodies of Devon West and Torridge who took down the picture...
Matt's the Way to Do It
By NEIL SILVER MATTHEW Harding's first ever visit to Stamford Bridge was to see Chelsea face Newcastle. And he'd settle for a similar scoreline when the two clubs clash in this afternoon's FA Cup third round tie. The Chelsea director said:...
Meet Our New TV Columnist
SHE'S the critic that really gets under the skin of the stars. She has disarmed a gun-toting Oliver Reed, made Leslie Grantham grin instead of grimace and had Esther Rantzen eating out of her palm. Now Pam Francis, Britain's top TV reviewer, is...
Meet Sir Anthony's Bit on the Sly; Hopkins Plays Away with Stallone's Stunning Ex
MOVIE legend Sir Anthony Hopkins is cheating on his wife of 23 years with a sexy blonde actress who once bedded Sylvester Stallone, it was claimed last night. The Oscar-winning star of The Silence Of The Lambs has spoken openly of his love for married...
Mellor Girl's Gay Romps; Antonia Was So Wild in Bed Says Her Lesbian Lover
SACKED Minister David Mellor's toe-sucking mistress cheated on him with a jailed cocaine baron's girlfriend. Antonia de Sancha two-timed her tubby lover for romps with sexy accountant Michelle Davies. And last night Michelle said of her "blissful"...
MICK MANIA!; McCarthy Jackpot
FLAVOUR of the month Mick McCarthy is in line for a double bonus from the FA of Ireland. McCarthy is a short-priced favourite to succeed Jack Charlton as national team manager within the next month. Now comes the news that the FAI is to honour...
On the Move!; How to Find a Home Loan That's Right Up Your Street
THE housing market appears to be on the brink of recovery. High Street lenders believe tax cuts, one-off windfalls from building society mergers and electricity company takeovers, are poised to promote the "feelgood" factor and end the six-year property...
PEERLESS WIGAN!; Edwards & Co Leave Bell Toiling
WIGAN 38 LEEDS 18 WIGAN skipper Sean Edwards started scheming for next Saturday's Regal Trophy final from the moment he walked off Central Park after yesterday's semi-final win over Leeds. With a place in a ninth record final assured Edwards'...
PLAYBOY; Kev's Sexy Star Takes Goals to Nudecastle
DAVID GINOLA has been dubbed the king of St James' Park by adoring fans who believe he will deliver to Newcastle United both the Premiership title AND the FA Cup. But the soccer-barmy Geordie army have been warned that their ruler is a king without...
Price of Careless Rapture
I MET a man through my job when my marriage to a boring but decent husband was stagnating and we started an affair. He is also married and has two children, same as me. We've been seeing each other for three years. To my horror, I have just found out...
Questions & Answers
MY Virginia Creeper grew very well, then lost its leaves. - S. Matthew, Emsworth, Hampshire. DON'T worry. The Virginia Creeper and all its relatives are deciduous plants and will lose their leaves in the autumn. I HAVE grown grapes from seeds...
Ramps Quacks Once Again!
MARK RAMPRAKASH'S nightmare tour of South Africa plunged to new depths yesterday. The ill-fated Middlesex batsman suffered his third duck in a row surrounded by controversy as England failed to shake off their Test blues. Western Province's one...
RAYER SUNSHINE; Mike Will Crown Blue and Blacks Kings of Europe: PHIL BENNETT Previews Cardiff's Heineken Cup Final against Toulouse
STEAMROLLING forward power and the defensive rocks of Mike Rayer and Mike Hall will be enough for Cardiff to taste European success today. I'm tipping them to beat French club Toulouse and crown themselves the first winners of the new Heineken European...
RUSSELL GRANT'S Six Month Star Guide
We have had the emotional high of Christmas and the New Year, and now is the beginning of one of the most exciting times astrologically, with the dawning of a new Age of Aquarius. It heralds the promise of new horizons, new friendships - where the...
See L.A. and Live; Ultimate High in the City of Angels
THIS was the big Buzz. The ultimate high for someone like me who gets all wimpish when it comes to vertigo. There I was in a helicopter, 1,200 feet above Los Angeles, speeding towards a Bladerunner mountain of skyscrapers that had suddenly emerged...
Sink Back and Relax in Water Wonderland
PEERING between tall, Lombardy poplars, we caught our first glimpse of one of Italy's most spectacular jewels. Glistening in the sunlight at the bottom of a long, winding drive through the mountains was Lake Garda - 32 miles long and 10 miles across....
Skip the Expense. Get Fit for a Fiver
AFTER all that festive feasting it's no wonder our thoughts turn to fitness in the New Year. The trouble is few of us can sustain any interest beyond January. Here, health and fitness instructor Giles Webber, director of Fitness For Living Well,...
Snatch of the Day; Nasty One, Gary! You've Got Gazza Grizzling Again
OH NO! Cry-baby Gazza is boo-hooing again. But this time it's not because of a World Cup soccer match or even his on-off affair with Sheryl . . . but a bag of crisps. The tearful soccer star's latest bout of blubbing comes when his pal Gary Lineker...
Sun Shines on Cup Aces Dunvant!; Rugby Round-Up
DUNVANT booked the last place in the Swalec Cup fifth round when they ran out easy 39-0 winners at TALYWAIN. It was the fifth time that they had tried to get the tie played after bad weather. Ian Rowlands led the way for Dunvant with four sparkling...
The Day I Seduced Sex Pistols Malcolm; THE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD STORY: BRITAIN'S TOP FASHION DESIGNER ON LUST, LOVE AND FAMILY VALUES
SHE is the high priestess of British fashion. Whether her models are strutting bare-breasted down a catwalk or she's giving a no-knickers twirl after collecting an OBE from the Queen, she is our most talked-about designer. But in 1967 Vivienne Westwood...
The Deaning of Life; All's Fair in Rob's Love-Rat Scores
DEAN Gaffney is a spotty youth of 17. Even as spotty youths of 17 go, he's below average in the looks department. Were he not also to shuffle thrice weekly across our screens on EastEnders, Dean would be the skinny kid hovering morosely on the edge...
The French Connection
BRITTANY has hardly changed in the past 30 years. It's everything Cornwall always wanted to be. Empty roads, great seafood, long wind-swept beaches, fabulous scenery. But when it comes to camping, there's been a revolution. I was there in the Swinging...
The Weather's Fine. . and So Are My Legs; Walk in Paradise for Emmerdale's Wheelchair Star
HERE'S a scene the Emmerdale scriptwriters would never have dared dream up. Crippled Chris Tate walks. And not only that. He forsakes the Dales for an exotic Caribbean beach - and a romantic holiday with the queen bitch who is normally the bane...
TRIPLE WHAMMY; Three for the Pot in Lottery Cash Bonanza
MILLIONS of lottery dreams died last night - but a handful came triumphantly true as Britain's record pounds 42million jackpot was shared by three ticket-holders. A staggering 128million tickets - at least two for every man, woman and child in Britain...
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE : Fat Lot of Good
THIS is the most popular month of the year to start a diet. But nine out of 10 people who do are doomed to fail and end up exactly the same weight or even heavier. Why is it so difficult for people to control their weight? There is certainly...
Warder Pushes Deadly Drugs to Jailbird Junkie; 'He Sat Quietly as Pounds 200 in Notes Was Counted'
A MONEY-grabbing prison warder is today exposed as a drug dealer. Evil Andy Pollitt takes cash bribes to smuggle drugs and money to junkie prisoners INSIDE the jail where he works. The scandal was revealed by a Sunday Mirror investigation after...
We're Bloody Crazy; Lord's Left England without a Prayer
IAN Botham handed down his final verdict on the South African Test series defeat last night, insisting: "Blame cricket's bosses - NOT Devon Malcolm." England's greatest all-rounder believes cricket's top brass at Lord's should carry the can for...
What a Cockle-Up
pounds 50MY husband announced: "There's a surprise in the kitchen for you. I put them in water." I went to the kitchen expecting to find a lovely bunch of flowers. Instead, I found a pint of cockles. He nearly got them over his head! - Mrs D. Heather,...
When Handy Andy Was Just 'The Dud'!
By RAY HEPBURN WONDERMAN Andy Goram's first nickname in Scotland was . . . "The Dud"! That was the fans' damning verdict when he moved to Hibs from Oldham for pounds 320,000 eight years ago. And Aberdeen outcast Paul Kane, an Easter Road team-mate...
When Timing's a Lifesaver
IS it true that women with breast cancer stand a better chance of being cured if they have the lump removed during the second half of their monthly cycle? My aunt has just discovered a lump in her breast and has been told that she will need to have...
Will Di Be Named in Carling Divorce?
JULIA Carling is holding secret talks with her lawyers about divorcing her estranged husband Will, it was claimed last night. The talks are said to include the tricky decision on whether to cite the England rugger captain's controversial relationship...
WISH GRANTED; Happy Valley for King Kim!
Charlton 2 Sheff Wed 0 CHARLTON stand proudly as Kings of London this morning after dumping Wednesday on the FA Cup scrap heap. And the Division One battlers were well worth their victory over a Wednesday side who looked anything but Premiership...