The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from March 1, 2001

3am: Sick Mel Pulls out of Big Bro; DOCS ORDER `TIRED' SCARY TO SLOW UP
Byline: Jessica Callan, Eva Simpson, Polly Graham MEL B has been ordered to take time off because she says she is suffering from exhaustion. Scary Spice consulted doctors after feeling run-down and can't seem to shake off a bout of 'flu which...
58 DEAD IN LORRY AND THE DRIVER; He Ate as They Perished, Court Told
Byline: HARRY ARNOLD A LORRY driver showed no emotion as the bodies of 58 illegal immigrants were removed from his truck, it was claimed yesterday. Perry Wacker, 32, had allegedly shut the only air vent as he drove on to a ferry bound for Britain...
9.3BN BY 2050; Population to Leap by Half and 90% Will Be in Poor Countries
Byline: DAVID LEIGH, Foreign Editor THE world's exploding population is set to soar 3.2billion to 9.3billion over the next 50 years - a leap of 50 per cent. Some of the poorest countries will triple in size with Asia, Africa and Latin America...
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: A New Kitchen Role; TELL ME HOW TO WIN CUSTOMERS
Byline: Alan Sugar Dear Sir Alan MY WORK partner Derrick and I may be made redundant from our current jobs. We are both quite handy and in the past have fitted kitchens for family and friends. As we have all the tools required, we are thinking...
A Spoonful of Sugar: Spell out My Future
Byline: Alan Sugar Dear Sir Alan I AM a teacher and have created a scheme to help improve children's spelling. I would like to publish it in book form but am not sure how to go about this. P Smith, by email IF what you say is correct, and...
Brian Reade Column: Month of Fun Days
Byline: BRIAN READE WITH all the depressing news stories around right now, rarely has March 1 felt less like the end of winter. But being British means always being able to put Spring into your step. To laugh our way through adversity and beyond....
BRIAN READE COLUMN: Tatch Me If You Dare
Byline: BRIAN READE CERTAIN people are getting on my nerves right now. Every new, young face on telly who feels they have to say "farntastic" whenever there is a silence, the US Secretary of State for continuing to pronounce his name Coe-lin...
BRIAN READE COLUMN: When a Man Is Tired of London He's Tired of Strife
Byline: BRIAN READE IN MY city during the Eighties, self-delusion was elevated to an art form. Scousers believed they were God's Chosen People, born in a place which produced the best musicians, footballers, comedians, writers and architecture...
Broon Fae Troon: Docs Say I've Only a Few Months to Live
Byline: Maggie Barry SCOTS rugby legend Gordon Brown has only a few months to live. The gentle giant of rugby said the cancer he believed he had beaten has returned and is in his blood. Tumours have appeared in various parts of his body. ...
Dr Miriam Stoppard's Health Focus: Take Control - Today: EPILEPSY: PART 2
Byline: Miriam Stoppard PEOPLE who have epilepsy are like everyone else - apart from being prone to recurrent seizures. That means normal activities needn't be totally ruled out. In particular, children of school age should participate in the...
Farms in Crisis: Hunt on for 270 Animals
Byline: NICOLA TALLANT A HUGE hunt was on last night for a flock of "foot and mouth" sheep that crossed the border into the Republic. They were part of the same consignment at the centre of the suspected outbreak of the disease on a farm just...
FARMS IN CRISIS: PLAGUE ON THE BORDER; Dealers Brought 291 Sheep over from Carlisle to South Armagh. 21 Are Feared to Have Foot & Mouth, the Rest Were Driven to the Republic
Byline: JILLIE BEATTIE AN AIR of gloom hung over a border village last night as the foot- and-mouth disaster hit Ireland. Meigh - a one-street village less than a mile from the border in Co Armagh - woke to news that it was being held hostage...
FOETUS CASE ACCUSED FLEES THREATS AT COURT; Gardai Sent as Protection
Byline: KEN FOXE A MAN facing charges in connection with the disappearance of seven foetuses had to be smuggled out of court yesterday in a Garda car after being threatened. Dessie McCabe was driven away by officers after earlier walking into...
FOOT AND MOUTH DISASTER: TWO MILES FROM HELL; Dealers Brought 291 Sheep over from Carlisle to South Armagh. 21 Are Feared to Have Foot & Mouth, the Rest Were Driven to the Republic
Byline: JILLIE BEATTIE AN AIR of gloom hung over a border village last night as the foot- and-mouth disaster hit Ireland. Meigh - a one-street village less than a mile from the border in Co Armagh - woke to news that it was being held hostage...
Foot and Mouth:the Crisis Continues - Rugby Union: Don't Shatter Our Grand Slam Dream
Byline: Alex SPINK NEIL BACK last night faced up to the nightmare possibility of his Grand Slam dream being destroyed by the foot-and-mouth epidemic. The England star removed the question mark hanging over his fitness for Saturday's clash against...
Football: ABUSE MAY FORCE LENNON OUT; N.Ireland 0 Norway 4
Byline: JOHN WARDLE NEIL LENNON suffered a personal ordeal last night which may see quit international football. The Northern Ireland midfielder was the target for sectarian hatred at Windsor Park because of his decision to join Celtic earlier...
FOOTBALL: AT LAST! WE HAVE A MAN WITH A PLAN; ENGLAND 3 SPAIN 0; Eriksson Finds England's Winning Formula
Byline: Harry Harris IT WAS obvious from the start. Sven Goran Eriksson not only had Plan A and Plan B, but Plan C was probably up his sleeve as well. What a difference from the times when we have wondered if English managers had any strategy...
Football: Barmby Army Gives Eriksson a Flying Start; England 3 Spain 0
Byline: Harry Harris; THREE debutantes, a mass switch round with six second-half subs, and two captains. The new dawn of Sven Goran Eriksson began with a bundle of surprises - and a winning start. The goals came from Nicky Barmby, Emile Heskey...
Football: Brave Alan Sets Sights on a Celtic Comeback; Old Firm Latest
Byline: TIM GORDON ALAN STUBBS has set his sights on a return to the Celtic first team after again being given the all-clear from cancer. The 29-year-old defender has come through a course of chemotherapy to remove the tumour. He said: "If...
Football: BRAVE ALAN SETS SIGHTS ON HIS COMEBACK
Byline: TIM GORDON ALAN Stubbs has set his sights on a return to the Celtic first team after again being given the all-clear from cancer. The 29-year-old defender has come through a course of chemotherapy to remove the tumour. He said: "If...
FOOTBALL: CORK'S HISTORY-MAKERS; They're on Target for Goals Record
Byline: KEN GORMAN CARDIFF CITY'S storm troops are set to smash a 54-year-old record and become the highest scorers in the club's history. The Bluebirds plundered 93 goals on their way to winning the old Third Division South championship in the...
Football: Cullis, the Man Who Took on Europe and Restored Our Pride; DEATH OF ONE OF FOOTBALL'S TRUE GREATS STAN CULLIS: 1916-2001
Byline: ADRIAN MILLEDGE STAN CULLIS was last night described as the managerial equal of Manchester United legend Sir Matt Busby. "He and Matt Busby were the two predominant figures of the age," said former England manager Walter Winterbottom...
Football: FANS SALUTE THE POWELL & THE GLORY; ENGLAND 3 SPAIN 0
Byline: John Dillon ALAN CURBISHLEY stood in the Trinity Road stand before kick-off recalling the "boot up the backside" he gave Chris Powell for Christmas. He never thought it would hoist him this far. In the surprising new world of Sven...
FOOTBALL: FARCE; lUndersoil Heating Had Been Turned off; L500-Mile Trek for Paltry 28 Minutes; lKillie Lose Pounds 100k as Gers' Game Goes
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL INVERNESS Caley were involved in another Scottish Cup shocker last night when their fourth round replay at Kilmarnock was called off after only 28 minutes. Match referee Dougie MacDonald abandoned a game which had descended...
Football: I Haven't Been Given a Chance by Wenger .. and I Won't Hang around to Get One; SAYS MATTHEW UPSON
Byline: ADRIAN MILLEDGE ARSENAL defender Matthew Upson has added to the dressing- room unrest at Highbury by claiming Arsene Wenger will not give him the opportunity to prove himself. And Upson has strongly hinted he will have to consider his...
Football: Kenny's in Dark over Transfers
WIMBLEDON'S Republic of Ireland defender Kenny Cunningham has revealed his belief that many players are "confused, uneasy and feeling in the dark" over the on-going negotiations to save some semblance of the transfer system in football. It is an...
Football: Killie Left Counting the Cost of Call-Off Shambles; TENNENT'S SCOTTISH CUP; CUP COCK-UP HITS POCKET
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL KILMARNOCK were last night left counting the cost after their Scottish Cup replay with Caley Thistle was abandoned after just 28 minutes. The Rugby Park side were confronted by furious fans after a match Inverness boss Steve...
FOOTBALL: LAST LAUGH IS ON THE JESTERS; N'castle Jesters 1 B'fast Giants 4
Byline: NIGEL RINGLAND THE Belfast Giants regained fifth place in the Superleague after beating the Newcastle Jesters 2-1 after overtime last night. Todd Kelman got the winning goal a minute into the sudden death five minute period after terrific...
Football: Lennon May Quit; N.Ireland 0 Norway 4
Byline: ORLA BANNON NEIL LENNON last night suffered a personal ordeal which may force him out of international football. Lennon was the target for sectarian hatred at Windsor Park because of his decision to join Celtic earlier this season. ...
Football: Makel Offers Stephane Support
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN IF Hearts striker Stephane Adam is looking for sympathy after his latest injury setback, he needn't look too far around Tynecastle to find it. For Lee Makel, who has had plenty of experience spending time on the sidelines,...
Football: MICK'S WINTER OF DISCONTENT; Big Freeze Leaves Mac in the Dark
Byline: Roy CURTIS MICK MCCARTHY was last night snowed under by a blizzard of first team options - after the cold snap destroyed his World Cup preparations. The Irish manager was distraught after the crunch warm-up game against Denmark fell victim...
FOOTBALL: No Need to Mess Dick If We Are to Be the Best Again; SAYS LORENZO AMORUSO
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL LORENZO Amoruso has appealed to Gers' boss Dick Advocaat not to have a massive clear- out at the end of the season. The Italian is worried that the Ibrox club's difficulties will persuade the Dutchman to make sweeping changes...
FOOTBALL: NOR-WAY WILL THIS DO SAM; N IRELAND 0 NORWAY 4; IFA's Image Lies in Tatters as Celtic's Lennon Faces Abuse from Pathetic Windsor Boo-Boys
Byline: ORLA BANNON NORTHERN IRELAND football was thoroughly embarrassed at Windsor Park last night both on and off the field. A woefully inept display by the home side was overshadowed by the disgraceful booing of Neil Lennon, making his first...
FOOTBALL: O'NEILL KNOCKS BACK DUAL ROLE; Celtic Boss Won't Join Board
Byline: Robert MARTIN CELTIC manager Martin O'Neill has ruled out the possibility of becoming a member of the Parkhead board - for the time being. But he admitted that he could see the benefit of someone of his standing being able to impart knowledge...
Football: Seaman's Overboard as Martyn Looks like a No.1 Hit; ENGLAND 3 SPAIN 0
Byline: David McDonnell DAVID SEAMAN probably thought it couldn't get any worse after the most humiliating weekend of his glittering career. Well he was wrong. If the 6-1 mauling by Manchester United was bad enough, Seaman was last night forced...
Football: Stubbs Set to Fight for Jersey
CELTIC defender Alan Stubbs has his sights set on reclaiming his Celtic place back before the end of the season after being given the all-clear from cancer for the second time. But the 29-year-old also realises that the way back to full fitness...
FOOTBALL: SVEN IS FROM HEAVEN!; Eriksson Makes Dream Debut
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL SVEN Goran Eriksson began his England reign in triumphant style last night - then warned the nation not to expect that every time. The Swede could not stop smiling after England demolished Spain at Villa Park in his first...
FOOTBALL: SVEN IS FROM HEAVEN!; on an Historic Day for English Football: ENGLAND 3 SPAIN 0 - Dream Start for Eriksson's England Era
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL SVEN Goran Eriksson last night gave the nation the victory it craved as he began his England reign in winning style. Critics who had questioned the Swede's appointment as coach were forced to eat their words as England...
Football: UPSON: GIVE ME A CHANCE; Matthew Warning for Boss Wenger
Byline: ADRIAN MILLEDGE ARSENAL defender Matthew Upson has added to the dressing- room unrest at Highbury by claiming Arsene Wenger will not give him the opportunity to prove himself. And Upson has strongly hinted he will have to consider his...
Foot & Mouth Crisis: GAA ON MARCH TO CRISIS; Prime Fixtures Put on Hold as Game's Busiest Month Faces a Shutdown; CANCELLED AIB CLUB HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP; CANCELLED ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE; CANCELLED ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE
Byline: Colm KEYS THE GAA was last night facing the prospect of losing at least two more weekends as the battle against foot and mouth disease continued. One of the busiest programme of matches of any weekend has had to be shelved as foot and...
FOOT & MOUTH CRISIS: NO END IN SIGHT; 6 New Outbreaks as Slaughter Rises to 15,000 Weather Keeps Virus Alive. Meat Supply Runs Low Unions Warn That Crisis Could Cost 60,000 Jobs
Byline: BOB ROBERTS and DAVID PILDITCH THE toll of foot and mouth outbreaks rose to 26 last night as the Government admitted there was no end in sight. And scientists revealed the freezing weather sweeping Britain is just making the disaster...
GAA: GAA Fixture Chaos as All Games Are Called Off
Byline: Colm KEYS THE GAA was last night facing the prospect of losing at least two more weekends as the battle against foot and mouth disease continued. One of the busiest programme of matches of any weekend has had to be shelved as foot and...
Health Zone: ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS Who's Got the POWER?; We Test Cures for Insomnia
Byline: Words: BONNIE ESTRIDGE IN today's world, if we have a medical problem we don't just have to rely on our GP for help. We can turn to Chinese medicine, homeopathy and reflexology to name just a few alternatives. But who is best at curing...
Health Zone: Jill Palmer's Medical Casebook: I Pray Gene Test Will Help Girls like Mine
Byline: Jill Palmer THE cracking of the human genetic Code of Life last month was rightly hailed as one of the biggest ever scientific breakthroughs. For the world of medicine it will result in enormous strides in the prevention, diagnosis and...
Health Zone: Medical Notes
Byline: Jill Palmer THE National Society for Epilepsy has produced an information leaflet to help sufferers of the condition understand the various drugs they are prescribed. There are 17 different anti-epileptic drugs available which can be...
Health Zone: MY LIFE: Gary Rhodes
Byline: JOHN KERCHER CELEBRITY chef Gary Rhodes is on a manic work schedule at the moment with Master Chef UK - an American version of the show - a new series of his own and a book he is working on. All this and looking after four of his restaurants....
Health Zone: NUTRITION: At a Pinch.; 25 FOODS THAT EACH PROVIDE YOUR DAILY MAXIMUM INTAKE OF SALT. ANY MORE COULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
2 litres Vichy Celestins mineral water Some waters are naturally high in sodium, so it pays to read the label.91/2 rashers back bacon Bacon is high in sodium from salt and sodium nitrite preservative.51/4 thick pork sausages When meat is processed...
Health Zone: NUTRITION SO HOW MUCH SALT ARE YOU EATING?
Byline: Picture: EMMA CATTELL WE asked Lisa Laurie, 26, a public-relations executive, and Heather Wakeman, a 23-year-old media planner, both from London, to keep a diary of the food they ate over three days. Then we analysed its salt content...
Health Zone: PARENTING : Space Your Baby; OLDER WOMEN TRYING TO HAVE CHILDREN IN QUICK SUCCESSION COULD BE DAMAGING THEIR HEALTH. Elizabeth Udall REPORTS
Byline: Elizabeth Udall GIVING birth twice in less than two years could be damaging for parents and babies, says new research. So women wanting to start a family later in life should consider the gap they will be able to take between pregnancies....
Health Zone: Technology: Body Shop: BIONIC MAN'S A FACT OF LIFE
Byline: JANE LANGSTON WE have the technology ... we can rebuild you. When The Six Million Dollar Man hit our TV screens in the 1970s, bionic man was all in the realms of science fiction. Now, thanks to the miracles of modern science, the technology...
Health Zone: THERE'S MORE IN A SLICE OF BREAD THAN CRISPS. ISN'T IT TIME TO.. Halt the Salt
Byline: Peta Bee and Angela Dowden WE ALL know that too much salt is bad for us and so try not to be heavy handed when seasoning our food. In fact, in recent years sales of salt have slumped. But despite this we're consuming more than ever...
Health Zone: What's Up Doc?
Q WHAT painkillers can become addictive? APharmacist Nick Mortimer from Lloyds Pharmacy: Any painkiller can become addictive. Long-term usage of low-dose analgesics for a chronic condition, e.g. a bad back, is a major reason people become addicted...
I'M GERRY CRYIN' Star Disc Jockey Missed out on Millions by Refusing to Invest Pounds 20k in Riverdance
Byline: NICOLA TALLANT RED-FACED DJ Gerry Ryan has admitted he turned down the chance to invest pounds 20,000 in Riverdance - and missed out on becoming a multi-millionaire. The 2FM presenter revealed that the show's producer Moya Doherty offered...
I'm Single for the First Time in 13 Years and I'm Loving It; TAMZIN ON MEN AND MARRIAGE
Byline: CLARE GOLDWIN IT'S the most dramatic soap wedding for years, dogged by lies and infidelity and capped by a murderous attack. Beautiful barmaid Mel, played by Tamzin Outhwaite, marries handsome but dodgy Steve (Martin Kemp) in tonight's...
I Only Did What Any Mother Would Do to Protect Her Daughter; MUM CHECKS BOYFRIEND OUT ON COPS' COMPUTER
Byline: BRENDON WILLIAMS MOTHER Mary Allingham told last night of her fears for her daughter's safety that drove her to illegally access the police computer. Civilian police clerk Mrs Allingham ran a criminal check on the 13-year- old girl's...
IT'S TIME TO VOTE; Pride of Britain Awards: Choose Best Neighbour
Byline: JON CLEMENTS THESE women help others out every day but their good works have gone unrecognised - until now. The Mirror will honour the good neighbour of the year at our star-studded Pride Of Britain awards next month. And today, you...
Justice for the Miners: Seeing Their Pain Makes Me So Passionate about Miners' Justice
Byline: NICOLA PORTER LAST week the Welsh Mirror offered sick Welsh miners and their families the chance to question new Energy Minister Peter Hain. The MP for Neath agreed to reply to some of the miners' concerns in the pages of the Welsh Mirror...
Justice Jacobs: Post-Traumatic Choc Syndrome; ..BUT Pounds 10 SHOULD KEEP YOU SWEET
Byline: Gary Jacobs QI COMPLAINED to Cadbury about a piece of glass in a bar of Dairy Milk I had given to my nephew. They sent me a package to return the item, which I did, carefully wrapping the glass. They then wrote that the package was...
Kelly's I; KEEPING YOU UP TO SPEED ON THE NET
Byline: with MATT KELLY MICROSOFT is off to a flier in its appeal against being broken up by the US government. And it's all thanks to the man who ordered the break-up of the software giant for running an unfair monopoly in the first place - Judge...
LAST NIGHT'S VIEW : It's Back with a Heart-stoppER
Byline: TONY PURNELL PULSE stop racing. Heart stop pounding. Let me write this review. ER (C4) returned at such breakneck speed it was enough to give anyone a cardiac arrest. It started with a gentle reminder of what happened at the end of the...
Lesbian Police Lover Tried to Kill Me; `JEALOUS SERGEANT IN STRANGLE BID'
Byline: RICHARD SMITH A LESBIAN policewoman tried to strangle her officer lover believing she was having an affair with a third policewoman, a court heard yesterday. Jealous sergeant Tina Nash allegedly wrapped a T-shirt round sleeping Inspector...
MEETING OF OUR GREATEST MINDS; Launch of a `Fair Play' Think-Tank
THE MOST powerful names in politics are joining forces in a radical new think-tank to be launched today. St David's Day was chosen for the launch of The Bevan Foundation, Wales's first group to officially put their heads together in a bid to tackle...
MOTOR RACING: IRVINE IN HOT WATER AGAIN; Ace Eddie Says Jaguar Car Is Too Slow
Byline: Kevin GARSIDE IF EDDIE IRVINE'S car was half as fast as his mouth, Jaguar would be world champions. Less than a week after he was rapped over the knuckles by new boss Bobby Rahal for criticising the team, he was at it again. This time,...
Queen Who Lived like a Pauper; MILLIONAIRE BINA SURVIVED WITH NO RUNNING WATER OR ELECTRIC
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN LOCALS in a remote village were in shock last night after revelations that "Queen of Connemara" Bina McLoughlin was a millionaire. Eccentric shepherdess Bina, 72, lived with her cats and dogs in a little cottage with no water...
RUGBY UNION: DON'T SHATTER THE SIX NATIONS GAMES; Fears Growing for England's Visit
Byline: Alex SPINK NEIL BACK last night faced up to the nightmare possibility of his Grand Slam dream being destroyed by the foot-and-mouth epidemic. The England star removed the question mark hanging over his fitness for Saturday's clash against...
RUGBY UNION: FOOT AND MOUTH: THE CRISIS CONTINUES:HENRY MAY PICK HIS LIONS SQUAD BLIND; `I Won't Be Able to Put Back Selection'
Byline: HUGH STEPHENS GRAHAM Henry fears his Lions plans could be damaged by the collapse of this season's Six Nations. Henry has already seen Saturday's Wales-Ireland match wiped out by the foot and mouth crisis and the entire tournament could...
RUGBY UNION: JOHNSON FEARS SCOTS CAN SLAM TITLE HOPES; FOOT AND MOUTH: THE CRISIS CONTINUES; but Farm Woe May Scupper English Skipper
Byline: Alex SPINK ENGLAND captain Martin Johnson has warned his team to expect a potent challenge from Scotland in Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham. Injury forced Johnson out of last season's shock 19-13 Six Nations defeat in Edinburgh,...
Scots Aristo: My Tour of Duty in World Whore II; LORD LIFTS LID ON HIS SEX CAMPAIGN
Byline: GRAHAM TIBBETTS yA RANDY old Scots toff has lifted the lid on his worldwide search for nookie during the World War II. The 80-year-old Marquess of Aberdeen described how, as a "sex-starved subaltern", he bonked his way from Beirut to...
SEATTLE RATTLED; 109 Hurt in City's Biggest Earthquake for 50 Years
Byline: Andy Lines, US Editor in New York A MAJOR earthquake shook north west America last night, causing widespread damage and injuring at least 109 people - some seriously. The 6.8 magnitude quake, the biggest in the area for 50 years, hit...
Skills for Success: Course Set for Success
Byline: edited by RICHARD GARNER MUM Amanda Ellis is all set to embark on a new career after taking the plunge to go back to the classroom. Amanda, aged 27, had left school before gaining any qualifications. She had only done one or two part-time...
Skills for Success: I Began Reading When I Was 64!; NOW TED NEVER MISSES THE MIRROR
Byline: edited by RICHARD GARNER TED Cox has become a Mirror fan after learning to read for the first time at the age of 64! Ted, now 71, was at the bottom of the class when he was nine years old. "That was when the Second World War broke...
Skills for Success: Just the Job to Cure Sickness
Byline: edited by RICHARD GARNER GOING to the doctor may land you back at school under a revolutionary plan by education chiefs. Under the scheme, education advisers will be in GPs' surgeries to prescribe a new career for patients. Experts say...
Skills for Success: Reading between Soaps' Storylines; TV CHARACTERS SHOW NEED FOR Pounds 1.5bn CAMPAIGN
Byline: RICHARD GARNER WHAT have Coronation Street's Tyrone and Toyah, EastEnders' Michelle and Brookside's Niamh got in common? Answer - they all improved their lives by brushing up on their basic skills. For if you can't read and write very...
Skills for Success: Read-Letter Day for UK; by Prime Minister TONY BLAIR
Byline: Tony Blair, edited by RICHARD GARNER READING for most adults comes as naturally as breathing. It's not something that you will even think about as you catch your news in The Mirror. And because we take it for granted, we don't realise...
Skills for Success: The Write Stuff; JOIN THE Pounds 1.5BN CRUSADE TO CHANGE SEVEN MILLION LIVES
Byline: edited by RICHARD GARNER MILLIONS of British adults are fighting a daily battle with the written word. Now the Government has launched a pounds 1.5billion crusade in a bid to end our devastating illiteracy problem, People who cannot...
SMOKERS URGED TO PACK IT IN; Ban on Adverts & Box of 10
Byline: NICOLA TALLANT MINISTER Micheal Martin declared war on smoking last night by dumping the pack of 10 and banning advertising and vending machines. The Minister will also introduce laws to allow heavy fines for those who sell cigarettes...
SOARING WAITING LISTS PUT DEACON ON RACK; NHS `Promise' Fury
Byline: Lorraine Davidson Scottish Political Editor HEALTH Minister Susan Deacon was on the rack last night over soaring hospital waiting lists and cuts in nursing staff. The number of Scots waiting for vital treatment has jumped by a staggering...
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STOPTXT MSGING YOUR EX ..OR I'LL JAIL YOU; Phone Pest's Court Ban
Byline: RICHARD SMITH A PHONE stalker was yesterday threatened with jail unless he stops pestering his ex-girlfriend with text messages. Besotted Wayne Holt bombarded schoolgirl Emma Sellers with up to 20 texts a day from his mobile phone begging...
SUZY in the CITY IN DUBLIN: Dublin Prices
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SUZY in the CITY IN DUBLIN: Gas Pipe Plan to Halt 'Crisis' GLASGOW TO DUBLIN LINK ANNOUNCED
Byline: CHRIS PARKIN GOVERNMENT approval of a pounds 240 million plan for a second gas inter-connector between Ireland and Scotland has been defended as necessary to head off a potential energy crisis. Ministers acted to back the Bord Gais proposals...
THE MIRROR WORKS: ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF HEATHROW; We Talk to Twenty People Who Help to Keep the World's Biggest International Airport Flying High
MORE than 62million passengers pass through Heathrow every year, making it by far the world's busiest international airport. Every day it copes with 1,250 flights and it takes 68,000 workers to keep everything running smoothly. LAURETTE ZIEMER...
THE MIRROR WORKS: Work's a Matter of Life and Deaf
Byline: SHEILA PROPHET WORKING as a hearing aid audiologist means Sheila Owen can quite literally transform people's lives. "I had one old lady who'd had hearing problems for years and who was brought to me by her daughter because she couldn't...
THE SELBY RAIL DISASTER: 999.there's a Train Coming, There's a Train Coming. It's Hit My Land Rover
Byline: STEVE DENNIS, PAUL BYRNE and JAN DISLEY THE driver of the Land Rover that plunged on to the East Coast railway line froze in horror as he dialled 999 to raise the alarm. Bearing down on 36-year-old Gary Hart was the 4.45am Newcastle-King's...
THE SELBY RAIL DISASTER: I WARNED OF DANGER; Crash Victim Wrote to Bosses 3 Months Ago
Byline: STEVE DENNIS,PAUL BYRNE, PATRICK MULCHRONE, GARY JONES and CHRIS HUGHES RAILTRACK was warned three months ago that the Selby crash which killed at least 13 people yesterday could happen. In a "wicked combination" of circumstances a GNER...
THE SELBY RAIL DISASTER : JENNY JOHNSTON Reports from the Crash Scene at Heck
Byline: JENNY JOHNSTON THE policemen looked down from the bridge onto the scene of utter devastation. No amount of training, they agreed, could have prepared them for this. They tried not to dwell on the sight of their colleagues slipping and...
THE SELBY RAIL DISASTER : MAYHEM AT 125MPH; Survivors Tell of Horrors as Train Headed for Doom
Byline: FIONA CUMMINS, JEREMY ARMSTRONG and FRANK CORLESS SURVIVOR Janine Edwards told last night how she cheated death in the crash, then phoned her dad as she lay trapped in the wreckage. The 22-year-old drama student also spoke of her and...
Think You're Having a Bad Day. These Brothers Lost over Pounds 838m on Their Hi-Tech Shares; CRISIS FOR IRISH FIRM
Byline: KEN FOXE TWO Irish brothers have lost pounds 838million after shares in their firm took a nosedive, it emerged yesterday. Trintech geniuses Cyril and John McGuire have seen their 48 per cent stock in the company plummet in value. Last...
Thirteen Willy Trouble 3: U-Turns
Byline: JAMES HARDY HAPLESS Hague last night threw out yet another Tory policy in a desperate bid to avoid general election humiliation. He scrapped plans to privatise the London Underground under orders from shadow chancellor Michael Portillo....
TIMEBOMB; Hunt Is on for 270 Missing `Foot & Mouth' Sheep Which Threaten Ireland's Pounds 5bn Farming Industry
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN & NICOLA TALLANT A HUGE hunt was on last night for a flock of "foot-and-mouth" sheep that crossed into the Republic from the North. They were part of the same consignment at the centre of the suspected outbreak of the...
TIMEBOMB; L Foot & Mouth Found in Ulster L Three Farms Are Sealed off L 2 Men Quizzed over Sheep Imports
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN & JILLY BEATTIE FARMING in Northern Ireland was facing ruin last night after a number of suspected outbreaks of foot and mouth disease. The RUC launched a probe as Agriculture Minister Brid Rodgers said sheep slaughtered...
Trauma of Autistic Boy Left in Dark
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE A DISTRAUGHT mum said yesterday her autistic child was "scared all night" as power cuts plunged her village into darkness. Geraldine McGreevy told the Mirror she had to keep a night-long vigil close to little Jordan's...
Trauma of Autistic Tot Left in Dark
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE A DISTRAUGHT mum told yesterday how her autistic child was "terrified" after storms cut electricity to their home. Geraldine McGreevy said she had to keep a night-long vigil at the bedside of two-year-old Jordan. ...
Voice of the Mirror: A Scandal to Skimp on Safety
SOME accidents are impossible to prevent. But the odds on most of them can be cut. The Yorkshire rail crash might not have happened if the barriers by the side of the M62 had been longer. They stretch for only 43 metres each side. A car travelling...
We All Love U2 Henry; EXCLUSIVE: THE KING OF THE CASTLE READY FOR THE RETURN OF HIS POP PALS
Byline: JOHN KIERANS THE year was 1981. An energetic, handsome 30-year-old had been made Monarch of the Glen. Only this wasn't Archie. This wasn't Scotland. Lord Henry Mountcharles had been made Laird of Slane by his father. His inheritance was...
WILLY TROUBLE 1: HAGUE VOW TO CRUSH UNIONS; EXCLUSIVE: Tories in Bid to Scrap Workers' Rights
Byline: PAUL GILFEATHER WILLIAM Hague intends to ditch laws designed to give workers a better deal if he is elected Prime Minister. He has told officials to draw up plans that would reverse measures brought in by Labour because he claims trade...
Win 2 Sony Video Cameras; Chance to Be a Winner
FOR a chance to win one of these advanced Sony video cameras all you have to do is answer this simple question: Name one of the brand names featured in the Family Album catalogue? Send your answer along with your name, address and daytime...
WIN A VIP Trip to Rome and See Wales Play Italy; 10 Pairs of Tickets to Be Won
Byline: NICOLA PORTER MARATHON mum Angharad Mair has thrown down a challenge to the Welsh rugby team: "Win in Rome and I'll make a comeback." The former British international hung up her running shoes after the birth of her daughter Tanwen. ...