Sunday Mirror (London, England)

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

Articles from June 28, 1998

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96-13 Record Defeat for Wales
STAND-IN skipper Kingsley Jones last night reflected on Wales' biggest ever humiliation and confessed: "The South Africans are living on a different planet." All Wales' worst nightmares came true in Pretoria yesterday where they were crushed by...
A Bungalow Haven of Peace and Tranquility; HOMES . . Traditional Home with Modern Amenities
SITUATED in one of Belfast's most tranquil areas, 129 Finaghy Road is a superbly presented detached bungalow. It is located in a much sought-after residential location within easy access of the many local amenities in the surrounding area, including...
Advice through the Ages
IT'S the advice column with a difference. Three people of different ages and in vastly differing circumstances draw on their own life experiences to help readers with their problems. Do I tell my boss he smells? MY BOSS really stinks. He has...
AFTER SEVEN OPS TOMMY INSISTS: I'M ALL WRIGHT; 'It Was a Horrible Feeling Being Injured and Useless When City Were Sliding to Relegation. I'd Rather Have Been out There on One Leg'
TOMMY Wright's new video is not for the squeamish. It shows the goal keeper's right knee - with carbon implant - after seven serious operations. To non-medical viewers it's like a multi-cracked, over-boiled egg. "The hospital sent it as a souvenir,''...
And Now the Olympics Are Coming Dome
A BOLD new plan to transform the pounds 758 million Millennium Dome into a massive sports stadium to host the 2012 Olympics is being studied by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Soon after the Year 2000 celebrations are over, the roof would be ripped off...
Angling: Searching for Right Formula
I HAD heard great stories about large fish that inhabit the Upper Bann at Toomebridge and decided to give it a go. I arrived on the riverbank at 5.30am just as the sun was rising. I set my tackle up in double quick time, swim feeder attached to...
Around the Island
ANTRIM A Newtownabbey family have made an unpleasant discovery that lice have infested their water supplies. The Department of Environment said the bugs do not pose a health risk. ARMAGH A man assaulted police officers as they attempted to...
BABY JOY AT LAST FOR DIANE BLOOD; Triumph for Widow Who Won Fight to Have Her Dead Husband's Child
DIANA BLOOD, the wife who won the legal right to be inseminated with her dead husband's frozen sperm, is pregnant. Mrs Blood, 31, said yesterday she was "absolutely delighted"" and thanked her family, doctors, lawyers and the media for their support....
BBC Is after Mariella as New Barry Norman ...AND WHY NOT?
THE BBC have decided they want a cigar-smoking blonde to replace Barry Norman as their face in movieworld. Husky-voiced Norwegian Mariella Frostrup, who recently declared she was proud to be a blonde bimbo, heads a secret list of targets Beeb bosses...
Beckham Spiced Up My Game Says Brit Heroine Sam
SAM Smith last night joined Tim Henman in Wimbledon's Hall of Fame and confessed: "I'm in shock." Smith pulled off the greatest win of her career to became the first British lass to reach the last 16 since Jo Durie and Anne Hobbs did it 13 years...
Breakaway Threat
SUPER LEAGUE clubs are yet again back on the verge of breaking away from the control of the Rugby Football League. The big-name clubs of Rugby League meet at Headingley tomorrow to discuss their position following the failure of the RLC, the professional...
Breathtaking Blaze; of Colour; . . AND GARDENS; World-Class Paradise of Plants
A VISIT to Rowallane Gardens is a journey of plant discovery. The 52-acre gardens, in Saintfield, Co Down, boasts one of Ireland''s best plant collections. Hugh Armitage inherited the property from his uncle, the Reverend John Moore, in 1903 and...
Buzzing Belfast Is the Place to Be
IT is little wonder Belfast is fast becoming one of Europe's most happening cities - it has great spirit after overcoming all the odds to beat 30 years of terror. A thriving night-life, some of the UK's most spectacular scenery, and an influx of...
CARELESS CARLOS; Dodgy Keeper Is Your Only Hope Says Ossie
ENGLAND'S only hope of making World Cup progress lies with dodgy Argentina keeper Carlos Roa. That's the verdict of Argentina's World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles, who is tipping his fellow countrymen to lift the coveted trophy for the third time in...
Carol Malone
She's started, so she'll finish bashes Bashir IN THE past seven days the nation has been gripped by two big televised interviews. The first was Martin Bashir talking to Louise Woodward. The second was Sally Magnusson talking to Earl Spencer....
Cell Shock H; the Set Is Wobblier Than Oliver Reed on a Bad Day, but Prisoner: Cell Block H Still Has Its Fans. by Michelle Rowe
You've heard about the rail buff who spent five years taking photos of 112 miles of track, and the woman who's devoted 20 years to collecting carrier bags. . . now meet the man who's spent nine years watching and rewatching all 692 episodes of Prisoner:...
Charles Saves the Dartmoor Ponies
THE endangered Dartmoor ponies have been saved - thanks to Prince Charles. For centuries the tiny, tough ponies have roamed the bleak and beautiful moors of south Devon. But neglect and careless breeding have meant the pure bred Dartmoor pony...
CHRISTY'S FINAL FLING; Roche Hopes for a Glorious Farewell
CHRISTY Roche rides in the Budweiser Irish Derby today for the 22nd and final time. The seven-times champion sprang a surprise when he decided to ride Campo Catino for Charles O'Brien rather than Aidan O'Brien's Risk Material. Many assumed he...
Cinema Hotseat: Replacement Killers (18) Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino Running Time: 102 Mins
ANYONE who's ever seen a Hong Kong shoot-em-up could have written the Replacement Killers' plot in their sleep. But that's not to say the film is a nightmare. There's nothing wrong with predictability when action thrillers are made as slick as this...
Club Scene: Boogie and Sweat with the Club M People; Dress Up and Face the Music
This week Phil Bredin followed some fancy footwork in Club M. The disco destination is part of Blooms Hotel based in Temple Bar, and with the talent around, Phil decided it was definitely a great place to worship. DUBLIN'S Club M has been open for...
Curragh Dream Can Come True
PASCAL Bary reckons Dream Well could be the best horse he has ever trained - and the Frenchman is optimistic that the colt will prove his point in today's Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh. "I've been training for 18 years and I think this is...
Cyrian Shock
CYRIAN left Newcastle's bookies feeling really ale and hearty as he upstaged hot favourite Arctic Owl to land the "Pitmen's Derby" under new jockey Tim Sprake yesterday. Trainer Paul Cole went home with the beer money for the second year in a row,...
Dear Linda; LINDA WOLFE...THE ADVICE COLUMNIST WHO IS THERE JUST FOR YOU
I love another boy ...but can I tell him? DEAR LINDA I AM a 16-year-old male living in southern Ireland and go to an all-boys school. The problem is I'm gay. I have never had a relationship with a female because I am simply not turned on by girls....
DOWNEY OUT TO PROVE THAT HE'S THE MASTER; Seamus Primed to Dominate for Derry
MASTER Downey is in a class of his own when it comes to showing the young pupils around him how to go about being the best. As a Derry poacher and full forward Seamus Downey is top of the class and he knows his team will have to be on their best...
Dr Mark Porter
Wet or dry, it's stubble trouble I SUFFER from terrible shaving rash. It started when I was 17 and has got worse as my stubble has become heavier. I have tried wet and dry shaving, but they are as bad as each other. PERSONALLY I find wet shaves...
Eddie's Fitness Formula
EDDIE Irvine and fitness are three words that never used to go together...but when you are paid pounds 3million a year, the sacrifice of Dolce Vita is well worth it. Not only that, it is crucial for survival in a notoriously unforgiving sport, where...
England's Tour-Ture!
NEW ZEALAND 40 ENGLAND 10 Tries: Wilson 2, Maka, Mayerhofler, Randell, Vidiri. Cons: Spencer 3, Mehrtens 2. Tries: Dawson. Cons: Dawson. Pens: Dawson. ENGLAND didn't know whether to laugh or cry as their disastrous tour of New Zealand ended...
Fans Get Turned on to England
A RECORD 24.2 million people tuned in to watch England's win against Colombia on Friday night. Millions more watched in bars and clubs throughout Britain as football fever gripped the nation. And even more viewers are expected to be glued to...
Feel at Home on the Range
JASON could hit a jackrabbit at 10 feet with a shot of his baccy juice. His "dip" tin, the mark of a real cowboy, made a permanent bulge in the back of his Wranglers. "Do y'all know how to make the horses stop and go?"" he drawled as we rode out...
From the Pulpit: Is God Going out of Fashion?; Religions Strugle to Get Their Message across in Modern Society
Church congregations are falling, but why? Are the Churches losing touch with the people or are the people losing faith in God? This week, our correspondents offer two conflicting opinions David McMillan is a Baptist pastor in Belfast and chairman...
Give Them a Good Kick Up the Junta
TURN south out of River Plate stadium and eventually, without once needing to show a passport, you'll reach Antarctica. That's the length of Argentina, the only country on earth with banana plantations at one end and the beginnings of an ice-cap...
Go for the Alpines and Get Peak Performance
YOU don't even need a garden to grow alpines. With just a few plants, a pot and some pieces of rock, you can create a mini-mountain scene on your windowsill. Alpine plants are in flower at garden centres now for little more than pounds 1 a pot....
Happy 50th Birthday, NHS; AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON JULY 5, 1948, THE OLD ERA OF HEALTH CARE ENDED ... BEVAN'S BRAINCHILD WAS OFFICIALLY BORN
FIFTY years ago Aneurin Bevan, the Labour Health Minister, launched the National Health Service. Overnight, the grim days of desperately finding the money to pay for medical treatment were abolished. Today, despite all its problems, our NHS is still...
Health: Brittle Bones Threaten to Cripple Health Services
OSTEOPOROSIS is a very common condition normally associated with the elderly and women. Images of curved spines and frail pensioners suffering numerous fractures is quite accurate, but the problem can affect people of any age and it can lead to...
Hoddle's Owen-Goal
WHEN Alan Shearer says he is "more than satisfied" with his partnership with Teddy Sheringham, there has to be an ulterior motive. For Shearer cannot be so dense not to realise that the nation has watched them struggle and can make their own judgement....
HOD'S ON TO WIN IT; Shearer: Beat the Argies and It's Ours
ENGLAND believe they will win the World Cup if they beat Argentina. Glenn Hoddle wanted Argentina and not the less-fancied Croatia because he says his players perform better against top teams. And his skipper Alan Shearer believes the winners...
HOD-ZILLA!; Glenn Promises Monster Revenge for Hand of God
ENGLAND coach Glenn Hoddle is ready to wipe out the long- lasting and painful injustice of Diego Maradona's Hand of God. Hoddle, who was a playing victim of Argentina's infamous 2-1 World Cup win over England 12 years ago, said last night: `"I have...
Holiday Motorists Told to Cover Up
BRITISH motorists setting off for the Continent this summer could be steering straight into trouble, thanks to the small print on their insurance policies. By law, all motor insurance provides the minimum cover required for those using their cars...
How Demi Turned to Brad for a Shoulder to Cry On
DEMI MOORE cried on the shoulder of Brad Pitt just days before she announced her split from Bruce Willis. And Die Hard star Willis was still staying in the guest cottage on the couple's Idaho ranch while Demi was being comforted by Pitt. She...
I Joined WeightWatchers at 9.now I've Put on a Stone to Make a Movie
ACTRESS Tabitha Wady, 23, who plays the simple country girl nanny Lydia Weston in the BBC1 drama Berkeley Square, tells Andrew G. Marshall why she was happy to give up her long struggle to avoid putting on weight... MY parents' divorce was the start...
I'm like a Coiled Spring before Every Job I Take on; A DAY IN THE LIFE... Photographer Peter Harkin
TOP wedding photographer Peter Harkin knocked on the bride's door and was greeted by a scene of near-hysteria. The young woman had been overcome with emotion minutes before his arrival and was now bawling her eyes out. Dressed in her white gown,...
Ince: 'I Feared My World Cup Was Over'
PAUL Ince has hit out at the horror tackle that could have ended his World Cup. The Liverpool skipper was chopped down from behind by Colombia's Adolfo Valencia 11 minutes from the end of England's victory on Friday night. Ince had to be substituted...
I Thought It Was All over. It Is Now
ENGLAND have avoided what, in football terms, would have been an absolute disaster. That's how bad it would have been for the standing of English football if we'd FAILED to qualify for the second round of the World Cup. I can't describe how big...
I've Had a Lotto Heartache.But I've Found Real Happiness at Last with My Donna the Dart; NEW LOTTERY HOST BRADLEY TELLS OF HIS TRIUMPHS ...AND TRAGEDIES
HE'S like every cheeky chappie you've ever met - every saucy window cleaner, every chirpy builder's mate, every plumber with a wisecrack on his lips. Next month Bradley Walsh will become the hottest property in British TV when he takes over from...
I Was Lord Lichfield's Lover, Had Affairs with Seve and James Hunt.And Now I'm the Victim of a Love Cheat
LIZ HOAD should know all there is to know about men. She was just 17 when she lost her virginity to golf superstar Seve Ballesteros. Later, she had affairs with the late Formula One ace James Hunt and Royal photographer Lord Lichfield. But when it...
Just Two Drinks for Our Heroes.Then Rule Britannia as Tony Adams Played the Piano
ENGLAND'S World CUP heroes celebrated their 2-0 triumph over Colombia with a rousing rendition of Rule Britannia with Tony Adams on the piano. Players were allowed only two alcoholic drinks each at a special victory party but many of them didn't...
Kevin Brokers a Change; after Years Playing Inspector Morse's Sidekick, Kevin Whately Tells Colin Wills Why He's Glad He Can Now Be His Own Boss
The nightclub has that morning-after look. The chairs are stacked on tables, the air reeks of stale beer, the strippers have long since left in their mini-cabs. Only a lonely man remains, head in hands, pondering what passes for his future. It's...
Kylie Facing Chop after Her Album Does a Belly Flop
POP queen Kylie Minogue has been given a sensational ultimatum by her record company bosses: Start selling some records or we'll dump you.' The news comes after her latest album Kylie Minogue flopped, shifting fewer than 20,000 copies and spending...
Looking into the Darkness
CAROL BRILL is preparing for the day when darkness descends on her life. She suffers from a genetic disorder which means she will soon lose her sight completely. Today she can see very little and describes her vision as looking through a tiny peephole....
MAGIC CHRISTIAN; Vieri's Got Golden Touch!
ITALY 1 NORWAY 0 CHRISTIAN Vieri's superb quest for the Golden Boot kicked Norway out of the World Cup yesterday. Vieri's first-half strike brought heartache to the biggest contingent of Premiership players outside of the England team. ...
Meet Dr Viagra ...Yes, My Wife Is Pregnant, but No, I Don't Use It Myself
IF YOU passed Dr Ian Osterloh on the street you would probably barely notice him. He looks nothing special with his thinning head of hair, pale complexion and slightly-built frame. Yet this intensely shy man invented Viagra, the little blue pill...
Meet Your Match
Here is your chance to meet some of Ireland's most eligible singles. Every week you will find men and women ready to meet new friends and have lots of fun. NAME: Joanne Sheehan NICKNAME: Jo, Josie, Smiler or Rosie AGE: 24 STAR SIGN: Libra...
MICHELLE; Letters
pounds 100I WAS very angry at the comment made by one of your letter writers last week that "All Bruce Forsyth gets in the Birthday Honours List is an OBE". Many years ago my father, who was in the London Fire Brigade, was awarded the OBE for saving...
Money Page
ONE of the biggest takeovers in Britain's electricity industry is expected to go ahead next week. PowerGen, the UK's second biggest electricity generator, are to stump up pounds 2 billion for East Midlands Electricity, one of the largest regional suppliers....
Mr Breen Faces the Big Challenge
COVENTRY defender Gary Breen is gearing up for the biggest challenge of his Republic of Ireland career in the coming season. Croatia's visit to Dublin for the Euro 2000 Championship game, at Lansdowne Road on September 6, presents the Republic with...
Music Scene
Today PULP: Glastonbury Festival. Jarvis Cocker tries for more greatness amid the mudbath where he made his name. Monday BEN FOLDS FIVE: Forum, London. Like Supertramp meets Beastie Boys meets Billy Joel. And there are only three of them....
My Pounds 60m Monster Mission with Godzilla; Movie Genius Brings Giant Killer Lizard to Life - with a Touch of the Jungle Book
IT WAS a tall order, even for the man who destroyed the White House in a ball of flame - create a 20-storey- high pregnant lizard that hardly breaks sweat as it reaches speeds of 300mph. And special effects genius Volker Engel had serious doubts...
Nightmare for Wales
SOUTH AFRICA 96 WALES 13 Tries: Rossouw 3, Montgomery 2, Terblanche 2, Venter 2, Erasmus, Hendricks, Otto, Skinstad, F Smith, Van der Westhuizen. Cons: Montgomery 9. Pens: Montgomery. Tries: A Thomas. Cons: A Thomas. Pens: A Thomas 2. WALES'...
Nobody Can Win at Drumcree.So Let's Give Peace a Chance; 'AFTER 25 YEARS OF VIOLENCE FEARS MUST BE LAID TO REST'
THE Drumcree dispute is a great drama. Not a "play-acting" drama, for it is much too serious to be that. It's a drama which plays out the whole Northern Ireland conflict in one event. All of us are drawn in. Some, like the Orangemen and the Residents'...
Nuala McKeever
Why I have lately been thinking of a career in politics IF THERE was an award for deciding to do things but finding you're just too late, I'd definitely win it. Or, at least, I'd definitely be eligible for it, but I'd probably miss the deadline...
Omagh So Close to Euro Glory
OMAGH TOWN 2 FC TAURIS 2 (FC Tauris won 3-2 on aggregate) IN THE end the full-time professionals of FC Tauris, from Rimavska Sobota in the mountainous regions of Slovakia, knew just too much for Irish League minnows Omagh Town in this Inter Toto...
Over-Stretched NHS Needs a Shot in the Arm
FIFTY years ago a Labour Government struggled to create the National Health Service. Today another Labour Government is struggling to keep alive the service which has helped countless millions over the past half century. It has never been easy...
Packie's Leap of Faith; Ireland's World Cup Hero Looks Forward to a New Job with Old Pals
ROMANIA will always hold special memories for Packie Bonner. Who will ever forget the drama of that June night in Genoa eight years ago when Packie saved Timofte's penalty to earn Ireland a quarter-final tie against Italy in the 1990 World Cup finals?...
Pimps Flee as Gangs 'Clean Up' Street Sex
FRIGHTENED pimps went into hiding last night after gangland death threats. Gang leaders are furious at a plunge in income after the murder of prostitute Sinead Kelly, 21, last week. She was stabbed 14 times in a frenzied knife attack in Dublin....
Pounds 140,000 PAYOUT FOR TRAIN DRIVER IN FOUR TRAGEDIES
A TRAIN driver who was involved in four fatal accidents has been awarded pounds 142,000 compensation after telling of his "nightmare" ordeal. Clive Parry, 35, who won his cash last week from British Rail, said: "I will never travel by train again....
Pounds 15m; THE PRICE UNITED REFUSED TO PAY
MANCHESTER Utd's moneymen blocked a pounds 15million deal which would have taken Argentinian hitman Gabriel Batistuta to Old Trafford. The Argentine superstar had his bags packed for transfer talks in Manchester when United's PLC board vetoed the...
Proof Positive
BURDEN Of Proof can take full advantage of Starborough's defection to win the Budweiser World Cup International Stakes at the Curragh today. The six-year-old has only two to beat - Cambodian ran yesterday and Impressionist has not raced for eight...
Q and A: Zoe Ball
ZOE BALL, 28, WAS A TV RESEARCHER BEFORE LANDING HER BIG BREAK WITH CHILDREN'S BBC FIVE YEARS AGO. SINCE THEN SHE'S PRESENTED LIVE & KICKING, TOP OF THE POPS, THE BRIT AWARDS AND THE BIG BREAKFAST. NOW SHE'S WITH RADIO ONE'S BREAKFAST SHOW. SHE...
Queen Gives Marina a Home to Escape Stalker
A STALKER has forced royal Marina Mowatt to quit her home amid a major security alert. Princess Alexandra's terrified daughter has moved into a secluded cottage provided by the Queen in a royal park patrolled by armed guards. A royal insider...
Rural Life: Land a Grant from the EU
NORTHERN IRELAND residents who own land south of the border can draw up to Irpounds 5,000 a year for five years from an EU environmental grant. The good news comes from farm management consultant Jim Ryan. who hails from Kells, Co Meath. "The...
Rural Life: Out of Africa and into the News
FRED FAULKNER of Cookstown once worked the farm where the classic film Out Of Africa' was set in the white highlands of Kenya. Now alleged to be semi-retired, Fred farms a little and presents the farming news on his local radio station before relaxing...
Sampras Still Rains Supreme
PETE SAMPRAS was a champ on the skids, they said. A quarter-final loser in the Australian Open this year and packing his bags after only two matches in the French Open. Neither was he pulling up trees anywhere else. At 26, and with $32 million...
Score with Match & Win
AS the World Cup tension mounts with teams competing for the most coveted prize in football, we're the paper that brings you a great game to mark the event in style.... We've teamed up with Tesco to bring you some super prizes in the last week of...
Sham Marriage Leads Top Trainer's Lad Up Bridal Path
STABLE lad Julian Williams thought he'd backed a winner when a beautiful stable girl PAID him to get married. He got pounds 500 from Czech beauty Marketa Hrouzkova and the promise of a romp in the hay. But a week later she dumped him and fled...
Should Gay Consent Age Be 16?
THE age of consent for gay sex has been lowered to 17 in Northern Ireland, making the same rules apply to gays and heterosexuals. For the rest of Britain, the age of consent has been lowered to 16. Should gay people be permitted to legally have...
Super Brazil Make Mincemeat of Chile
BRAZIL 4 CHILE 1 RONALDO finally came to life last night as Brazil took a Parisian stroll into the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The world's greatest player scored twice, struck the woodwork twice - and there were also two goals for Cesar...
Super Coul's Ready to Fire
DAVID Coulthard has promised fireworks as he bids to blast back into Formula One champion- ship contention today. The Scot aims to rocket from third place on the grid to victory in the French Grand Prix. If that means taking risks, then the McLaren...
Tap into Your Hidden Talent for Good Health; Sandra's Psychic Solutions
I BELIEVE we all possess hidden talents we can tap into and use. To me, the most important of these is Healing Energy, which every one of us can use to help ourselves and others. The most important thing about healing is the ability to pour pure,...
TEARS FLOW WITH THE RAIN AT DIANA CONCERT; 15,000 Flock to Pay Their Tribute with Sir Cliff at Althorp Memorial Show
IT was hard to know which made the sandwiches soggier - the rain or the tears. High emotion mingled with heavy downpours as crowds descended on Althorp for the Princess Diana memorial concert yesterday. When the sun broke through, it looked as...
The 80s GET SET FOR A REVIVAL...; YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. BUT IT HAS. THE 80S ARE BACK TO HAUNT US, SAYS A DISTRAUGHT IAN HYLAND
After countless Sixties revivals and a fair few ironic Seventies comebacks it looks like the scariest decade in modern times is set to make a glorious return. The Eighties. The very mention should have those who lived through those years cowering in...
The Lady Who Can Reduce Dunphy to Tears
FEW people have seen Eamon Dunphy cry - his monster-on-a-mission reputation does not allow it. But prick his Achiles heel and the tears start to flow. Contrary to common belief, Eamon Dunphy is human. And when he talks about his sick, elderly mother...
The Legacy Diana Left Us.And Why We Must All Unite to Fulfil Her Dreams
THE death of Diana, Princess of Wales, touched the lives of millions. Forever all of us will remember where we were, what we thought and how we mourned. And Diana's life has been an inspiration to millions too. Carrying on her work has been a constant...
The Mother of All Accessories. the Designer Baby; It's Goodbye from Him: It's Best Bib and Tucker and Gourmet Menus for Today's Wealthy Tots, Discovers Colin Wills
I saw something truly unforgettable outside a restaurant in Kensington last week. Two well-dressed women in their thirties were saying goodbye with an air kiss after lunch (directions for air kiss - stand three yards apart, purse lips, make noise as...
The Perfect Spot to Drown Your Shamrock; YOUR CHANCE TO BE A FOOD CRITIC - DINE FREE AT A POPULAR RESTAURANT AND TELL US THE RESULT
Dublin butcher Sean O'Donnell and a friend visited the Seamus Ennis restaurant, which opened three years ago as part of the Shamrock Lodge bar in Finglas. Name and address of restaurant. The Seamus Ennis restaurant, Main Street, Finglas, Dublin....
The Ultimate Love Guide; Pure Romance or Unbridled Passion? You Can Find out the Truth : Some Gr Aphics N/a about Your Most Intimate Relationship by Doing Our Special Quiz
Our desire for love is so deep, private and personal that it's hard to see our faults as a lover. We readily diagnose a friend's relationship problems but most of us are prone to blind spots when it's us who are in love. Use our quiz special to discover...
They Said It Wouldn't Last. but after Two Broken Marriages, Considering Suicide and 25 Years on the Air, I'm Still Here.; THE TRIUMPHS AND TORMENTS OF JIMMY YOUNG, THE MAN 4 MILLION LISTENERS A DAY TUNE IN TO
JIMMY YOUNG likes to tell you how BBC bosses said his Radio 2 show "didn't have a cat in hell's chance" of lasting. But on the eve of the programme's 25th anniversary, he gleefully says in a rare interview: "If you want to send me some champagne...
They've Got a New Home, Gary's Given Her a Diamond Ring. He's Welcome to Her; THE MAN WHOSE WIFE IS IN LOVE WITH LOUISE WOODWARD'S FATHER REVEALS THE FULL ASTONISHING STORY OF THEIR LOVE TANGLE
NANNY Louise Woodward's father is to leave his family to set up home with his lover. Gary Woodward has told red-headed mistress Margaret Hornsby he will move in within six months - if not sooner. His lawyer announced last week that he would stay...
TIM AND GLENN'S DOUBLE DESTINY; Brilliant Henman Matches England's Soccer Glory as He Reaches Last 16
TIM HENMAN believes he can pull off a double summer triumph with Glenn Hoddle's England. An inspired Henman watched England destroy Colombia in the World Cup before dumping Zimbabwe's Byron Black out of Wimbledon. And after moving swiftly into...
Tommy: I'll Be Wright Back
TOMMY Wright's latest video is not for the squeamish. It shows the keeper's right knee - with carbon implant - after seven serious operations. To non-medical viewers it's like a multi-cracked, over-boiled egg. "The hospital sent the video as...
Trimble Is Number One
DAVID Trimble is set to make history as the First Minister of Northern Ireland. In a nail-biting finish yesterday his Ulster Unionist Party grabbed 28 of the 108 seats in the new Assembly. The voters' backing was not the ringing endorsement Trimble...
TUF IT OUT, LADS!; We Can Still Be the Best in the World, Says Phil
PHIL Tufnell is today poised for yet another shock England recall and insists: "It's time we proved that we can still be the best Test team in the world." Tufnell, axed after taking just seven wickets in six Tests during the winter tour of the West...
Venison's View of This Week's Showdowns
TODAY FRANCE v PARAGUAY (Lens, 3.30pm) IT should have been Spain, not Paraguay. Their failure to qualify is a disaster - but they wouldn't have stopped France, who've impressed me. In Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly and Bixente Lizarazu,...
Villa Head Queue for World Cup Ace Collins
ASTON VILLA boss John Gregory has emerged as the firm favourite to snap up brilliant Scottish midfielder John Collins. Ambitious Gregory has been in touch with the French outfit where Collins, in the last year of his present deal, has been offered...
Walter Says Yes to Wednesday; Archie Goes Too as Boss Says Farewell to Ibrox
SHEFFIELD Wednesday will this week name Walter Smith as their new manager - with Archie Knox as his number two. The Hillsborough club have beaten Everton to the punch to land the 50- year-old who was shunted aside after taking Rangers to a record...
We Lost Five Babies ...Now Little Emily Has Made All Our Dreams Come True
COLIN and Tracey Bradshaw despaired of ever having their own child after losing five babies in four years. So great was their heartbreak that Colin told Tracey he couldn't face the agony of trying a sixth time. But Tracey persuaded him to give...
We Were Human Guinea Pigs; Denna Allen Meets Four of the Brave Souls Who Offer Their Bodies to Medical Science to Trial New Drugs.For a Price
It takes an average of pounds 350 million, 10 years of painstaking research and a group of brave volunteers to develop a new drug safe enough for doctors to prescribe. The British pharmaceutical industry spends pounds 6 million a day developing new...
What a Carry-On with the Call Girls; TV Watch
THE Hello Girls returned to BBC1 with the usual carry-on this week. And this Sixties saga set in the Derby Telephone Exchange reminds me of classic Carry On at times. The smoky lighting's the same, the costumes are identical, the women are dim-witted...
What Games Are the GAA Playing Now?
THE hottest tickets for sporting events in Ireland this year will be for the GAA Football and Hurling Finals in September. Gaelic Games are the best supported sports in Ireland - North and South. The games are skillful, fast, exciting and by...
Why I like My School: Laura McDaid, St Anne's Primary School, Londonderry
ST ANNE'S has been open for 25 years and it is very popular. We all work very hard at St Anne's because we all want to do well and get good jobs. The thing I like best about my school is being able to relax when the teachers are about. The...
Worked to Death by the Slave Labour Racketeers
A GRIEF-stricken Irish couple have vowed to expose the slave labour racket that drove their son to suicide. Liam Mason was lured to America with promises of earning big money in the construction business. But when he was found hanged the 23-year-old...