The Mirror (London, England)

A daily newspaper based in London, England. Stories cover current events, culture, sports, and entertainment of local, national, and international significance. Special attention is given to celebrity news.

Articles from February 1, 2003

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3am: PATSY'S EX IS PATSY'S NEW MAN; EXCLUSIVE Kensit Dates Palmer's Former Husband
Byline: WITH JESSICA CALLAN AND NIKI WALDEGRAVE AFTER three failed marriages and a short-lived affair with Ally McCoist, Patsy Kensit has found love again. The actress is dating Patsy Palmer's ex-husband Nick Love. The 34-year-old has been...
Beauty: Steal the Star Look; How to Get Tess Daly's Bride-to-Be Bloom
Byline: Text by Tricia Welch, Katie O'Brien and Amanda Bradbury. It's a children's TV fairy tale as wedding bells ring out for SM:tv's Tess and T4's Big Vernon Kay. So no wonder she's looking so gorgeous - if we could only bottle that lurve groove....
Books: Ripping Yarns; ANDREA HENRY on the Sequel to a Gruesome Serial Killer Thriller: THE APPRENTICE Tess Gerritsen Bantam, Pounds 10
Byline: ANDREA HENRY READERS of Tess Gerritsen's last novel, The Surgeon, will have waited with bated breath and clammy palms for this sequel, which goes head-to-head with Nicci French and Karin Slaughter to scare the pants off you. When a crime...
Boxing: A Storey to Tug at the Heart
Byline: Barry McGuigan: Interview: KEVIN GARSIDE IT IS one of the ironies of Northern Irish history that at a time when trouble raged and division was everywhere, boxing was a unifying force. That is because of the dedication of the people in...
Boxing: Give Me Break Byron
Byline: MIKE LEWIS ANXIOUS Bradley Pryce has warned his big brother and No.1 fan Byron not to get too carried away when he challenges Irishman Neil Sinclair for the British welterweight title tonight. When big-punching Pryce stopped Gavin Downs...
BOXING: Rocket Behind Irish Duo
Byline: PETER MILLEN WAYNE McCullough is backing Neil Sinclair and Jim Rock to make it an Irish double in the Odyssey Arena tonight. Sinclair is bidding for a piece of history, as only the fourth Northern Irishman to win a Lonsdale belt outright,...
Boxing: There's Going to Be Double Delight in Belfast Tonight; SAYS WAYNE McCULLOUGH
WAYNE McCullough is backing Neil Sinclair and Jim Rock to make it an Irish double in the Odyssey Arena tonight. Sinclair is bidding for a piece of history as only the fourth Ulsterman to win a Lonsdale belt outright, when he defends his British...
Boy, 15, Dies SNIFFING from Gas Cylinder; GARDA WARNING AS VILLAGE HIT BY TRAGEDY
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN A SCHOOLBOY has died after sniffing gas from a domestic cylinder. Bernard Shiels, 15, was sniffing the cooker gas with a group of his pals when he collapsed and fell into a coma. Although he was taken to hospital teenager...
BRIAN READE'S COLUMN: Football Again Turns a Blind Eye to Violence. Even after Carragher So Nearly Lost His
Byline: BRIAN READE WHO wasn't shocked at the metal missile which landed inches from Carlo Cudicini's head during Chelsea's FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury? Who didn't join in the mass condemnation and agree wholeheartedly with the PFA spokesman who...
BRIAN READE'S COLUMN: Why James Will Never Be an England Goalkeeper
Byline: BRIAN READE ONE of the sadder aspects of Chris Kirkland's knee injury is that David Seaman will almost certainly keep hold of his England jersey (if he's not having an off-day). Even sadder has been David James's inevitable rise up the...
Can Jacko Save Face?; Kevin O'Sullivan on Michael Jackson's Desperate Bid to Salvage His Crumbling Pop Empire by Revealing All to Martin Bashir
Byline: Kevin O'Sullivan It is being billed as the television event of the century. Another amazing coup for interviewer extraordinaire Martin Bashir - the man the superstars turn to in their hour of need. Famously, he persuaded Princess Diana...
Celebrity View: Tommy Walsh; Ground Force Handyman Tommy Walsh Picks the TV Shows He Loves and Those That Make Him Want to Whip out His Hammer
Girls on top Footballers' Wives is hilarious, but I'm not sure how much of it is intentionally so. I reckon the cast must be in on the joke as the scripts seem to be very tongue in cheek. The show is enjoyable escapism and easy on the eye. I...
Charity Is Sassy, Sexy and Really Flirty, but That's Too Ballsy for Me. I Am Definitely Not like Her; Why Emma Atkins Still Gets Panic Attacks about Her Sensational Storylines as Emmerdale's Scheming Charity
Byline: Rachel Murphy She has already been exposed as a prostitute and the bisexual lover of her husband's sister, but now another bombshell is about to explode in the life of Emmerdale's conniving Charity Tate - she is a secret mum. And this week...
Charlotte's Bit of Scruff Earns His Pinstripes; SINGER DRESSES HER MAN
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by BRENDON WILLIAMS CHARLOTTE Church is grooming her "bit of rough" boyfriend into a suitable partner for glitzy showbiz parties. The teenage singer has launched a charm offensive to help Steven Johnson get accepted by her rich...
CRICKET: HEAT'S ON AS KIWIS PULL OUT; Terror Fear Sparks Kenya Snub
Byline: MIKE WALTERS LORD'S were under mounting pressure last night to back England's players and boycott their opening World Cup fixture in Zimbabwe after New Zealand refused to play in Kenya. Captain Stephen Fleming and his team plunged the...
DADDY of Them All; How Peter Davison Is Coping with Being a Father Again Alongside the Demands of His Hectic TV Career. by Richard Barber
Byline: Richard Barber Smiling shyly, Peter Davison shakes his head and says, "You do sometimes wonder who's writing the script. If my life had gone differently, I might now be contemplating a Saga cruise. As it is, I'm looking at nurseries for...
DEREK WATSON'S COLUMN: McCall's Sharp Exit Proves Managers Could Never Be Part of the Loyal Family
Byline: DEREK WATSON I TAKE it all back. Martin O'Neill's attempt at illusion with a "now-you see it, now you don't" sort of contract is looking more like the work of two happy parties. But if you want to see some real magic, how about Ian "Houdini"...
DERRY NAME ROW IS 'RISK TO PEACE' Trimble Hits at Nationalist Plan
Byline: IAN GRAHAM EFFORTS to rebuild the peace process could be damaged by changing the name of Londonderry to Derry, David Trimble warned yesterday. The former First Minister claimed the mask had slipped from Sinn Fein and the SDLP and revealed...
Did the Earth Move for You?; Ian Kelsey and Angela Griffin on the Muck and Magic of Filming Down to Earth
Byline: Jo Lewis Two familiar faces will be joining Pauline Quirke and Warren Clarke when the hit rural drama Down To Earth returns to our screens on Sunday. And, on the surface, city-dwellers Angela Griffin and Ian Kelsey seem odd choices to play...
DRUGS WAR; Gardai Suspect Rival Gang Abducted Brothers and Murdered Criminal Boss to Control Limerick's Multi-Million Euro Heroin & Ecstasy Trade the Killing Sent out a Clear Message to Their Rivals - A SOURCE ON THE FEUD
Byline: ANN MOONEY BROTHERS Kieran and Eddie Ryan were abducted by a Mafia-style family who also executed their father's killer Kieran Keane, gardai now believe. Detectives suspect the gang, who control the drugs scene on the southside of Limerick...
DVD & VIDEO: Silence of the Lang; JESSICA MELLOR on the New DVDs: Metropolis (PG, Double Disc DVD Pounds 22.99)
Byline: JESSICA MELLOR WHEN I was studying film at college, one director we were introduced to stood out from all the others. Fritz Lang was a German master who made such an impression on me that I swore from the day I saw his magnificent thriller,...
Families Pay Respects to 133 Victims of Irish Sea Ferry Disaster; TRAGEDY REMEMBERED 50YRS ON
Byline: JOE GORROD THE victims of the Irish Sea's worst disaster who sailed to their deaths on a ferry crossing were remembered yesterday. Gigantic seas whipped up by Western Europe's most violent storm of the century sank the Princess Victoria...
Food: Look out For
Byline: Text and styling by Lucy Knox and Keith Richmond. BANANARAMA So you made it through January being as good as gold. Now celebrate your smugness with these delish Prestat Banoffee Truffles. Soft caramel with real banana, poured into white...
Food: Topping Idea; Raspberry Pizza with Yoghurt Ice Cream: Pistachio Creme Brulee
Byline: Marco Pierre White RASPBERRY PIZZA WITH YOGHURT ICE CREAM "This is an unusual sweet - rather than a savoury - pizza and an interesting way of serving raspberries." INGREDIENTS Serves 6 For the yoghurt ice cream: 250ml milk, 3 medium...
FOOTBALL: ARSENAL V FULHAM, TODAY, 3PM: 5% CHANCE OF VICTORY; Boa Morte Admits Old Mates Are a Class Apart
Byline: JOHN CROSS LUIS BOA MORTE last night wrote off Fulham's chances of derailing Arsenal's Premiership title charge at Highbury today. Fulham's former Arsenal striker insists Jean Tigana's strugglers have only got a "five per cent chance"...
Football: BUSINESS AS USUAL; New Boss Brian Kerr Names His Squad for Friendly against Scotland Brian Sticks with Mick's Picks for His First Outing
Byline: Michael Scully IF THERE is to be a revolution, it will be a gradual one. That much was made clear yesterday by new Irish boss Brian Kerr, who named a larger than normal squad of 26 players for the friendly against Scotland on Wednesday,...
Football: David Given an Amnesty International
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY AMIDST all the good things being said about Brian Kerr add two more plus points - he's punctual and he doesn't fight other manager's battles. A press conference timed for 1.30 began at 1.30 in Jury's Hotel, Dublin yesterday....
FOOTBALL: Deadline Day.: SPURS DROP A RICKETT; Levy under Fire as Boro Snatch Striker in Last-Ditch Swoop
Byline: ALAN NIXON STEVE McCLAREN pulled off the snatch of the day as Middlesbrough signed Bolton striker Michael Ricketts from under Spurs' nose yesterday in a bitter signing battle. The tug-of-war over Ricketts ended in a furious row between...
FOOTBALL: Deadline Day.: Transfer Window Deals
ARSENAL IN: Guillaume Warmuz from Lens on short-term contract. OUT: Efstathios Tavlaridis to Portsmouth (loan) Steven Sidwell to Reading for an undisclosed fee Matthew Upson to Birmingham for pounds 1million Liam Chilvers to Colchester (loan)...
Football: DE BOER CAN BE RANGERS' ZOLA
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN ALEX McLeish last night revealed he will try and talk Ronald de Boer out of retirement and challenge him to become Rangers' answer to Gianfranco Zola. The Dutch international has hinted that his current deal with the club,...
FOOTBALL: Desailly Puts Boot into Fergie; CHELSEA V TOTTENHAM, TODAY, KICK OFF 3PM
Byline: JOHN CROSS CHELSEA skipper Marcel Desailly has launched an astonishing attack on Manchester United, claiming they are a bunch of long-ball merchants. He says Chelsea are a much better footballing side and that United used long-ball tactics...
Football: Despair for Slip-Up City; Cardiff 1, Oldham 1
Byline: KEN GORMAN EVERGREEN David Eyres plunged Cardiff into despair with a late equaliser to keep alive Oldham's unbeaten away record - and destroy the Welsh club's bid to reclaim an automatic promotion spot. There were just four minutes left...
Football: DIVISION ONE SPECIAL: FALKIRK V ST JOHNSTONE, KO 3PM: WE WILL FIGHT YOU TO THE END, UNITED; Anderson Poised to Sign New Deal: Bitter Bairns Demand Pounds 500,000 for Losing McCall
Byline: Robert MARTIN FALKIRK chairman Campbell Christie last night demanded pounds 500,000 from Dundee United for the loss of Ian McCall. The Bairns chief is even prepared to have his day in court to ensure the club is adequately compensated...
Football: DUNDEE UTD V MOTHERWELL, TODAY, 3PM: I Would Have Turned This Club around If I Had Been Given the Time; HEGGY FIGHTS BACK
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL PAUL Hegarty made a dignified final exit from Tannadice yesterday as he refused to slam the club which had sacked him after just 86 days in charge. But the sacked United boss, who as skipper led the club to their only top...
Football: DUNDEE V HIBS, TOMORROW, 3PM<: TONY THANKS BOSS FOR MOVE TO BIG TYNE
Byline: KENNY ROSS TONY Caig admitted he was in shock last night after winning a dream move to Premiership giants Newcastle United. The second-choice Hibs keeper has signed on at St James' Park until the end of the season after Toon boss Sir...
Football: Fowler So Choice for Anelka; MAN CITY V WEST BROM, TODAY, KICK OFF 3 PM
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL KEVIN KEEGAN has revealed how the seal of approval from Nicolas Anelka prompted him to finally go after Robbie Fowler. The Manchester City manager showed the Frenchman the six forwards he had in mind as his strike partner...
Football: GLENS OVAL CRUES SHOCK; RACE FOR THE TITLE: LEADERS HAVE TOWN IN THEIR SIGHTS: Leeman: We'll Learn from That Defeat
Byline: MARK McINTOSH VERSATILE Glentoran ace Paul Leeman last night insisted his side will not make any more slip-ups after Tuesday night's shock defeat to Crusaders. Complacency and the awful weather conditions have been blamed on the Glens...
Football: HEARTS V DUNFERMLINE, TODAY, KICK OFF 3PM: Marksmen on Par with Best in SPL
Byline: KENNY ROSS HEARTS defender Andy Webster last night claimed Dunfermline's on fire duo of Craig Brewster and Stevie Crawford are up there with anything the Old Firm have to offer. Which is why the youngster will have to be at his very best...
Football: I'll Be Even Happier to Be on a Beach This Time Next Year Thanks to FIFA; SAYS THISTLE'S JOHN LAMBIE
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL HUGELY popular Partick boss John Lambie has crushed the hopes of Thistle fans by insisting he will quit football at the end of the season. The veteran manager has revealed that he will go through with his original intention...
FOOTBALL: I'M BLACK & WHITE; Woodgate Joy at Toon Move
Byline: SIMON BIRD JONATHAN Woodgate sealed his pounds 10million move to Newcastle yesterday - and pleaded for a fresh start after the racist controversy that dogged his time at Leeds. "I'm not a racist player, I'm black-and-white. Just ask Harpal...
Football: Keane Faces End of International Road
Byline: JOHN CROSS ROY KEANE'S international future is in doubt after new Republic of Ireland boss Brian Kerr left the Manchester United skipper out of his first squad. Kerr insisted it was "in the best interests" of Irish football that Keane...
Football: Kerr and Keane to Have Talks Next Week
Byline: JOHN CROSS ROY KEANE faces crunch talks with Republic boss Brian Kerr next week over his international fututre. Kerr insisted yesterday it was "in the best interests" of Irish football that Keane was left out of the squad for the friendly...
Football: KERR WILL MEET KEANE NEXT WEEK; Boss Wants Roy Back for the Euro Qualifiers
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY BRIAN Kerr is set to meet Roy Keane early next week in a bid to bring the former Irish skipper back in time for the Euro 2004 qualifiers in Georgia and Albania. Kerr admits that the situation regarding Keane "needs to be...
FOOTBALL: LEEDS CRISIS: CHAIRMAN DEFENDS GREAT ELLAND ROAD SELL-OFF: We Said Yes Too Often; RIDSDALE: CLUB SIGNED A LOAD OF PLAYERS.. NOW IT IS COSTING US
Byline: Oliver Holt CHIEF SPORTS WRITER ENGLISH football's great Wall Street Crash offered up its first Man Who Lost Everything on a black Friday at Elland Road yesterday. Peter Ridsdale, the golden boy of the Premiership boom years, stepped...
Football: Mac Keen to Mark a Debut Win
NEW Ards signing Mark Magennis admits he cannot wait for his Irish League debut. The former Coventry City midfielder signed for the North Down men last week but has yet to play a game for his new side after the midweek match against Linfield was...
Football: Nationwide Division One: Team News
BRADFORD v IPSWICH BRADFORD top scorer Andy Gray and veteran defender Peter Atherton are suspended but Danny Cadamarteri has recovered from tendinitis and is in line to feature in his first game since November 9. Ipswich have injury concerns...
Football: O'neill: Lose One Defender & It's a Crisis
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL MARTIN O'NEILL last night admitted he could face a defensive crisis after failing to bring in any new players before the transfer window closed at midnight. The Celtic manager revealed he had failed to capture any of the...
Football: Premiership Previews
ARSENAL v FULHAM STRIKER Dennis Bergkamp faces a fitness test after badly bruising a foot at Liverpool in midweek. Freddie Ljungberg is still recovering from an Achilles injury but Martin Keown is available again for Arsenal after a one-match ban....
FOOTBALL: Ridsdale Gets Death Threats; 24-HR GUARD FOR LEEDS CHAIRMAN
Byline: OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer UNDER-FIRE Leeds chairman Peter Ridsdale has been placed under round-the-clock protection after a series of death threats from angry fans left him fearing for his life. The club has employed two bodyguards...
FOOTBALL: Sam: I'm Glad We Missed Dugarry; BOLTON V BIRMINGHAM Today 3pm
Byline: ALAN NIXON and DAVID MOORE SAM ALLARDYCE risks a row with his friend Steve Bruce after he claimed he would not have signed his star capture Christophe Dugarry. The Bolton manager stirred up the relegation six-pointer against Birmingham...
FOOTBALL: SATURDAY INTERVIEW: TOP NAMES TALK TO MIRROR SPORT: I Might Miss the Spirit from Our Nineinarow. One Thing I Don't Miss Is the Awful Scottish Weather; SAYS IBROX LEGEND IAN FERGUSON
Byline: Iain Campbell IAN FERGUSON can sympathise with his old SPL mates who have been forced to train in icy conditions in recent days. The Northern Spirit star has been forced to endure some extreme weather conditions in Australia as well....
FOOTBALL: SCOTTISH PREMIER: CELTIC V PARTICK THISTLE, SUNDAY: THE BHOY WONDER; Guppy Backs Smith for Star Role
Byline: TIM GORDON STEVE GUPPY watched Jamie Smith's superb performance against Dundee United on Wednesday night and wondered how he was going to force his way back in the side. The former Leicester City star has turned into an important player...
FOOTBALL: Sparkey: I'll Back Flynn for Rescue; Hughes Backs Swans' Boss
Byline: KEN GORMAN BRIAN Flynn was backed last night to win his battle for Football League survival. And it is one vote of confidence the under-fire Swansea boss will welcome, because it comes from his old mate, Wales manager Mark Hughes. ...
FOOTBALL: Sven, Get on That Phone to Beattie; SOTON V MAN UTD, TODAY, 3PM: NO HANG-UPS OVER JAMES SAYS FERGIE
Byline: David MCDONNELL SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes Southampton striker James Beattie's prolific goalscoring form has earned him the right to an England call-up. The Manchester United manager is keeping an eye on Beattie ahead of a possible summer...
Football: TITLE SPECIAL: PARTICK THISTLE V CELTIC, FIRHILL, TOMORROW, 3.00PM: I'M GUPP FOR WING BATTLE
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL Chief Sportswriter STEVE GUPPY watched Jamie Smith's superb performance against Dundee United on Wednesday night and wondered how he was going to force his way back into the side. The ex-Leicester City star has turned into...
Football: TITLE SPECIAL: RANGERS V ABERDEEN, IBROX, TODAY, KO 3PM: Thank God We're Not Leeds!; ECK DELIGHTED NOT TO HAVE TEL'S HELL
Byline: Robert MARTIN ALEX McLeish may have less money to spend than any other Rangers boss in recent memory but you won't find him complaining - at least he's not Terry Venables! The Ibrox manager knows how lucky he is to have brought in Jerome...
FOOTBALL: WEST HAM V LIVERPOOL TOMORROW 2pm: OWEN NEEDS OUR HELP; Houllier: We Ask Too Much of Him
Byline: David MADDOCK GERARD HOULLIER admits that Michael Owen's dip in form may have been caused by the incredible burden placed on his shoulders. The Liverpool striker has scored just one Premiership goal since November 2 - a run of 12 matches...
FOOTBALL: WILKO'S RIGHT MAN FOR JOB; SUNDERLAND V CHARLTON, TODAY, KO 3PM: Howard Will Still Be Our Manager Next Year Even If We Go Down, Says Sunderland Chairman Bob Murray
Byline: SIMON BIRD UNDER-FIRE Sunderland chairman Bob Murray has launched a fightback against fans calling for his head - and has told boss Howard Wilkinson that he will keep his job even if the club are relegated. Murray told Wearside fans he...
Football: WINDOW PAIN; No New Bhoys for Mart
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL MARTIN O'Neill admitted last night he could face a defensive crisis after failing to bring in any new players before the transfer window closed at midnight. The Celtic boss revealed he had failed to capture any of the three...
Football: Win Tickets to See Man Utd V Arsenal; in the Fa Cup. by 6pm Tonight!
FANCY a trip to the Theatre of Dreams to see the Red Devils take on The Gunners in the fifth round of the FA Cup? The Daily Mirror has teamed up with Sports Tours to give away four trips for two people to Old Trafford for the clash of the Premiership...
FOOTBALL: WOLFISM; in a Word, That Is Dave's Life in the Up-and-Down Madhouse of Molineux
Byline: DAVID MOORE DAVE JONES has admitted he has no argument with the constant ups and downs of life at Wolves. The Black Country club's fans and owner Sir Jack Hayward are left in despair every season after failing to reach the Premiership....
Football: Woody's Gunning for Gold
Byline: SIMON BIRD JONATHAN WOODGATE sealed his pounds 10million move to Newcastle yesterday - and pleaded for a fresh start from the racist controversy that dogged his time at Leeds. The England defender, who agreed a four-and-a-half year deal,...
Future for the Stars 2003; Irelands Top Psychics Give the Year's Celebrity Predictions
Byline: CAOIMHE YOUNG WE'VE already seen celebrities struck by tragedy, triumph, true love and scandal this year. From the untimely death of Maurice Gibb, to Colin Farrell's romance with Britney Spears and Cecilia Ahern's $1million book deal....
GAELIC FOOTBALL: COUNTDOWN TO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: DUBLIN V ARMAGH: Ciaran's Back in Picture for Dublin; AND READY TO SNAP UP LEAGUE TITLE
Byline: Jackie Cahill DUBLIN ace Ciaran Whelan last night warned his Division 1A Allianz League rivals: "We're going out to win this competition." The Dubs haven't tasted league glory since 1993 and Whelan still has grim memories of the 1999...
Gaelic Football: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CORK V KERRY, PAIRC UI RINN, TONIGHT : BARRY TAKES CHARGE OF KINGDOM DEFENCE; O'Shea Back for Rebels Test
Byline: Jackie CAHILL IT feels just like starting over for Kerry star Barry O'Shea whose romance with the county team has been well and truly rekindled. The perfect New Year's present is a return to duty for tonight's floodlit Allianz Football...
Gaelic Football: Previews
DIVISION 2A: LOUTH v OFFALY THIS Leinster derby should be interesting. Louth were unlucky not to beat Meath in the championship and Offaly went close against Kildare. Paddy Carr is making great strides with Louth. He'll be looking at a championship...
Gardening: Drop Idol; Still Time to Plant a Drift
Byline: PIPPA GREENWOOD AS SNOWDROPS make their debut, with their delicate white nodding flowerheads, don't you wish you had some in your garden? Have you planted the bulbs before and had few successes? Well, in the midst of what might seem like...
GIVE GORDON A GO SAYS HATTERSLEY; He Calls on Blair to Quit after Poll
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN Deputy Political Editor GORDON Brown must replace Tony Blair as Prime Minister immediately after the next election, says Labour veteran Lord Hattersley. In a withering attack, he claims Mr Blair has turned his back on...
GIVE US OUR PAY; Sit-In Workers Still Wait for Money 2mths after Layoffs
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE WORKERS ditched by fertiliser plant Richardsons have not received a penny in redundancy money - two months after ending their sit-in protest. The 198 men laid off when the Belfast firm went bankrupt are owed hundreds...
Golf: SPORTS SHRINK SORTED ME OUT; Casey: I've Become More Patient
Byline: TONY STENSON EMPLOYING a sports psychologist has worked for Ernie Els - and it appears to be bearing fruit for Paul Casey. The 25-year-old Englishman is the halfway leader at the Heineken Classic after firing a solid 67 to head into the...
GOOD BOY!; Poodle Blair Wants Bush to Slow the Rush to Battle
Byline: BOB ROBERTS in Washington and STEPHEN WHITE TONY Blair last night urged President Bush to slow the march to war on Iraq, telling him: "Give it some time." He said there must be a new UN resolution authorising use of force, and weapons...
GOOD BUZZNESS; 'No Frills' Ryanair Buys Up Loss-Making Rival for Pounds 3m
Byline: PATRICK MULCHRONE RYANAIR bought low cost rivals Buzz for a bargain pounds 3MILLION yesterday - and instantly ordered 100 new planes. The airline sale price was pounds 15million. But as loss-making Buzz will have more than pounds 11million...
GUINEA PIGS FOR WAR; MoD to Test Fire Iraq 'Dirty Bombs' in Scotland
Byline: KRISSY STORRAR THE MoD sparked fury yesterday over plans to test fire radioactive shells in Scotland - to see how effective they will be against Iraq. The Scottish Daily Mirror can reveal that tests using the uranium- tipped ammo will...
Health: Why You Won't Regret Saying `I Do' Yep, It's Official, Marriage Makes You Happier, Healthier and Wealthier Than Being Single or Even Living Together. but Don't Rush Down the Aisle Just Yet - It's Better to Be on Your Own Than with the Wrong Man. Here We Investigate the Reasons Why
Byline: Text by Nathalie Gibbins. The number of couples getting married has dropped dramatically over the last two decades (there were 352,000 weddings in 1981 compared to 268,000 in 2000) while divorces are on the up. Around a quarter of women...
HOSTAGE; Actors Relive Kidnap Hell of Keenan and McCarthy
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By THOMAS QUINN A SCOTS City is standing in for Beirut in a pounds 2million film about hostage victims Brian Keenan and John McCarthy. Actors Ian Hart and Linus Roache star as the men who developed a close friendship following...
I Am Not a Bigamist. I Loved Hamza. but Now I Can't Even Bear to Say His Name; EXCLUSIVE: ANGUISH OF EX-WIFE OVER MARRIAGE CLAIMS
Byline: JANE KERR THE first wife of controversial cleric Abu Hamza yesterday angrily denied their marriage was bigamous. Valerie Fleming insisted there were "no legal problems", despite allegations that she was still married to another man at...
I Love My.Solid Gold Chain; Mike Reid, 62, a Stand-Up Comedian Who's Probably Best Known for His Role as Wheeler-Dealer Frank Butcher in EastEnders, Lives in Essex and Marbella. but Wherever He Is, This Chain Will Always Be His Most Precious Possession
`This necklace is the first thing of any value I possessed. My Mrs, Shirl, bought it for me 25 or 30 years ago. `I showed it to her in a jewellers where we lived in Wanstead saying, "Cor, one day I'd like something like that." Over four months she...
Interiors: The Look: Pink Champagne; and How to Get It: Create the Perfect Seduction Scene in Your Boudoir with Old-Fashioned Glamour in Blushing Rose and Gilty-as-Sin Gold
1 Vases: gold capiz, pounds 18, House of Fraser; bright pink ceramic, pounds 5.99, pale pink ceramic, pounds 3.99, and clear pink, pounds 5.99, all Woolworths. 2 Phone, pounds 65, Planet Bazaar. 3 Beaded lantern, pounds 12.95, The Pier. 4 Suede cushion,...
Interview: Angelina Jolie: Action MUM
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By JOHN MILLAR IT IS a rare moment of peace for Angelina Jolie. Relaxing on the set of the new Tomb Raider film, she tuck into a sticky bun. "They want me to be healthy... and then they bring these out," she laughs. The 27-year-old...
IRELAND IN THE RED; Credit Card Spending Boom Sends Debt Level Soaring to EUR142billion
Byline: PAUL CLARKSON IRELAND is struggling under a mountain of debt as consumers borrow record amounts of cash, new figures have shown. Statistics released by the Central Bank reveal EUR142billion was owed to banks and financial institutions...
James Whitaker's Column: Amina Must Not Be Allowed to Die
Byline: James Whitaker IF ONLY I could truly influence the court's decision concerning a Nigerian lady who faces death by stoning for having slept with a man, not her husband, and becoming pregnant. But I can't, which makes me feel powerless...
James Whitaker's Column: Dear James
Byline: James Whitaker I WAS overwhelmed by the hypocrisy of Blair, arriving at the funeral of that poor policeman. This is the man whose government allows the people who carried out this atrocity to enter our country, disappear and set up all...
LISA: I'M NOT A HOMEWRECKER EXCLUSIVE; People Have Got Hurt and That's Not Good but We Want to Be Together More Than Anything LISA RILEY LAST NIGHT
Byline: NICK WEBSTER TV star Lisa Riley has fallen in love with a married artist, who has left his wife and two children for her. But the bubbly host of You've Been Framed and former Emmerdale star insisted: "I'm not a home-wrecker." Lisa...
Lord Henry VIEW FROM SLANE CASTLE: McDowell Must Do More to Hit Gangs
LIMERICK is "a city holding its breath". So said Sean O'Rourke on RTE on Thursday. He was backed up by journalist Eugene Phelan who said: "Everyone is living in fear." Is this projection of murder and mayhem by the media fair? Later, on the Joe...
Maggie Barry's Column: No Sympathy for a Bleating Mister Dick
Byline: Maggie Barry IT will take a stomach stronger than mine to feel sorry for Nat Fraser's friend Hector Dick - no matter how hard he bleats. Here is a guy who lied and stalled for four and a half years while police probed and searched for...
Male Shot; A Man's-Eye View, from the Editor- At-Large of Maxim
Byline: BILL BORROWS There are many points in the life of a young man (that's right little miss early twenties, the mid-thirties is still young and you'd better believe it) when he begins to feel responsibility is knocking on the door. Usually,...
M Challenge: Shepherd's Delight; Will Our City Lass Be a Babe or a Big Girl's Blouse?
Byline: Text by Erin Kelly. This month a new series of Farmer Wants A Wife starts on ITV1. But is the country life as idyllic as it looks down on the farm? M sent confirmed townie Erin Kelly to work on a farm for the day and find out the truth....
Men and Sex: Guess My Sex CV; Does This Blonde Bombshell Have a Racy Past or Is She as Pure as the Driven Snow? Three Blokes Try and Guess from Her Pic
Byline: Lucille Howe. Helen Kinsey, 23, is an actress and part-time sales advisor for a marketing company in London. Originally from the Midlands, she has been with boyfriend Ray for six months and lives with a friend. She has a fetish for coats...
Men and Sex: Lovers' Tiff; `Love Is in the Air. Every Sight and Every Sound.' except, That Is, for the Sight of Him Picking His Nose and the Sound of Him Belching like a Good 'Un. on That Note, It's Time to Stick Our Beaks in on Another Couple's Squabble
Byline: Lucille Howe. Who? Artists Daisy Hornchurch, 30, and Richard Kane, 32, have been together for two years and live in Brighton with their cocker spaniel Barney. They met as teenagers when, says Richard, `Daisy wore trainers and black leggings...
M Says.Check out the Four Faces of Spring; Time to Bin Your Boring Old Make-Up and Say Hello to a Brighter Future. We've Got the Four Key Looks That Will Be Hot, Hot, Hot in the Coming Months for You to Try. Go on, We Dare You
Byline: Text by Katie O'Brien. Snow white `Wearing white eyeshadow is in, for the first time since the '60s,' says Millie Kendall of dynamic duo Ruby &amp; Millie. `White can be pure and angelic, but also strong and punky. It's very versatile.'...
MUSIC: NICK'S TOP SEEDS; after 20 Years of Gloom, Nick Cave Still Has a Few Surprises to Offer, Says GAVIN MARTIN: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: NOCTURAMA
Byline: GAVIN MARTIN THERE has always been something of the night about Nick Cave. The gangly Australian goth who arrived on British shores fronting The Birthday Party in 1979 may have developed into a suave evocative songwriter but dark torments...
My Feud with Dunphy; EXCLUSIVE: JOHNNY GILES OPENS HIS HEART: HOW THAT KEANE TACKLE TORE OLD FRIENDS APART
Byline: JENNY FRIEL JOHNNY Giles has spoken for the first time about his bitter bust-up with lifetime friend Eamon Dunphy. The soccer pundits have worked side by side throughout their careers but now their relationship is purely professional....
MY LIFE WITH RICKY; TV Producer Jane Fallon on the Ups and Downs of Her Long-Term Relationship with Ricky Gervais. by Rachel Murphy
Byline: Rachel Murphy Ask any twentysomething girl what she wants to have achieved before turning 30 and the answer is unlikely to be, "Buy a flat with Ricky Gervais". But that is the biggest ambition that Jane Fallon, the creator of this week's...
NAOMI'S AIDE IS A DRUGS DEALER; Business Partner Sold GHB on Net
Byline: RICHARD WALLACE, US Editor, in New York MODEL Naomi Campbell's new business partner is a convicted drug pusher who sold the notorious date rape drug GHB on the internet. Party girl Claudine Dematos, 25, spent six months in jail awaiting...
NIGHTMARE ORDEAL AS BIG FREEZE CAUSES STANDSTILL: Time for Someone to Carry the Can
Byline: MIKE RUTHERFORD ISN'T it amazing how badly we get caught out by a bit of snow and ice. It is January, after all. And the snow was forecast more than a week ago. But were we prepared for it? Ask the hundreds of thousands who were trapped...
NO GRIT = TRUE GRIT; NIGHTMARE ORDEAL AS BIG FREEZE CAUSES MAYHEM: 17 Hour Jams in South East England It's Business as Usual in Aberdeen
Byline: RICHARD GRAY ARCTIC conditions brought chaos to Britain yesterday - and experts warned of more to come. But while South Eastern England ground to a halt it was business as usual for many Aberdonians - including the football team who trained...
NO GRIT = TRUE GRIT; NIGHTMARE ORDEAL AS BIG FREEZE CAUSES STANDSTILL: Fury as Officials Fail to De-Ice M-Ways Drivers Brave 22 Hours Stuck in Queue
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN and KANCHAN DUTT A FURIOUS row broke out yesterday after parts of Britain ground to a halt in the snow. Roads were were shut, stranding thousands of motorists in cars and lorries for 22 hours as up to 4ins fell, causing...
Nothing but a Life Sentence Will Stop Carr from Driving Again; DAD'S DESPAIR AT HIT-AND-RUN JAIL TERM
Byline: JEREMY ARMSTRONG THE father of hit-and-run victim Rebecca Sawyer yesterday warned that only jailing her killer for life would stop him causing more death on the roads. Steve Sawyer was in despair as he saw Ian Carr jailed for nine and...
Opening Shot; Even in Exotic Climes, Miranda Can't Escape Her Demons - One in Particular Is Threatening to Sour Her Holiday Spirit
Byline: MIRANDA SAWYER I'm on holiday this week. Sadly, I can't tell you where, as it's a communist country so paranoid about journalists that its officials made little ol' me - hardly John Pilger - sign a letter promising not to write a word about...
Property: COMMUTER DESIGNED
Byline: JULIE WOODGATE IF YOUR job is busy and stressful, the last thing you need is the journey from hell every morning, returning to DIY misery at night. So why not take a look at the new commuter communities that are taking shape near large towns...