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 August 4, 2001

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[0] Golf: Westwood Is Smiles Better
Byline: TONY STENSON LEE WESTWOOD listened to 'her indoors' and has become a player again - moving into the lead at the Scandinavian Masters in Malmo yesterday. The Englishman dramatically fell from grace after lifting Europe's No.1 title from...
4 Play: What's New on CD, Film, Video and DVD
Byline: IAN STURGESS CD: ELVIS PRESLEY Live In Las Vegas (RCA) Graceland may have been where he lived and died, but Las Vegas was Elvis's second home and this four-album box set gathers together material from some of the dozens of shows he played...
ABBEY TO SEE YOU; WEDDING JOY FOR TWO OF IRELAND'S BIGGEST STARS Brosnan & Bride Keely Arrive for Rehearsal
Byline: ANN MOONEY PIERCE Brosnan arrived at Ballintubber Abbey last night to put the final touches to his wedding. The 007 star gave the thumbs-up to local well-wishers as he carried his son Dylan into the church for the wedding rehearsal. ...
Adams: End the Violence
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE SINN Fein's Gerry Adams was among the politicians yesterday who united to condemn the Real IRA bomb blast. Mr Adams extended his sympathies to those injured in the massive car bomb attack in London. He was speaking...
AFRICAN AMBUSH; Holiday Scots Fend off Machete Gang with Knives and Forks on Paradise Isle
Byline: RICHARD GRAY A TRAUMATISED Scots family have told how they had to fight their way off an African island after being attacked by fishermen carrying machetes. Jim and Audrey Drummond, from Dunfermline, Fife, had been enjoying an exotic...
ATHLETICS: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - I'LL MAKE IT A GOLDEN DAY FOR MY SON SAM; Child's Play for Edwards
Byline: John Cross TRIPLE jump king Jonathan Edwards has promised his son Sam an extra special eighth birthday present - a World Championship gold medal. Olympic champion Edwards will fly straight home after the triple jump final on Monday night...
Athletics: World Championships - I'M THE MAN FOR BIG-RACE GLORY SAYS MALCOLM; ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Welsh Star Chases a Double
Byline: John Cross CHRISTIAN Malcolm launches his world championship double bid this evening with a warning: "I'm a big race man." Cardiff-born Malcolm, 22, starts in the 100 metres heats convinced he can at last build on his potential as double...
Athletics: World Championships - Jackson: Drug Cheats Will Run in 100m Final
Byline: JOHN CROSS COLIN JACKSON last night insisted that athletics is riddled with drugs and world- class sprinters are still cheating their way to glory. Welshman Jackson believes at least two sprinters in tomorrow's 100m World Championship...
Beauty: Charles Worthington - the Headmaster; Eek! Hair Doing the Splits/going Green/looking Frazzled on Your Hols? Time to Send an SOS to Our Superhero Crimper to Rescue Those Locks
Byline: Tricia Welch Sun, sea and sand make a perfect holiday but they also spell disaster for hair. `Don't worry,' says Charles. `There's a solution - or a product - for every tress stress.' BURNT SCALP Make four to five partings in your hair,...
Beauty: Fabulously Flash; Wanna Show off That Fab Tan (Real or Not)? Well, It's Time to Unleash Your Inner Brazen Hussy and Flash Your Cash Lil' Kim Style. Why? Trailer Park Trash Is Where It's at. So Our Beauty Divas Say, If You've Got It, Flaunt It
Byline: Suzanne Duckett Make-up artist and party animal Jemma Kidd has all the top tips from the most glamorous catwalk shows Journalist and broadcaster Suzanne Duckett knows how to cut costs to get the same high-glam look Around town girl...
BEDSPRINGS KILLER; Man Stabs Love Rival after Hearing Mattress Creak in Girlfriend's Home
Byline: TIM WOOD A MAN who stabbed a love rival to death after hearing bedsprings creak in his home was jailed for six years yesterday. Stephen Skeen, 23, led police on a high-speed chase after killing James Taylor. He denied murder but admitted...
BOMB COPS HUNT MR POCKMARK; Trail of Car Deals Left by Real IRA Terrorist
Byline: NATHAN YATES A TERRORIST with a pock-marked face was being hunted last night for the car bombing that brought devastation to London. The blond Irishman bought the car used in the Real IRA attack at Ealing from a dealer a fortnight ago....
Brian Reade's Column: Let Some of This Benefit Cash Filter Down to Legends Who Really Need It
Byline: BRIAN READE FOR a breed which prides itself on being able to recite FA Cup- winning line-ups of the 1950s like parrots, football people have very short memories. Go back four months to the tragic death of David Rocastle. A loss which...
Bungles in the Jungle; the Latest Reality TV Show Dumped Its Contestants in the Amazon. Then It All Started to Go Wrong
Byline: Angela Hagan Even by the dubious standards of Reality TV, there were extreme casualties in the BBC's latest offering, The Heat Is On. One contestant was airlifted to hospital with head injuries, another suffered from hypothermia and, in...
Careers: Is Your Job Giving You Nightmares?; Scary Dreams Playing Havoc with Your Beauty Sleep? Could Be That Work-Related Stress Is the Culprit. Here, Dreams Expert Alex Lukeman Explains Exactly What Our Subconscious Is Trying to Tell Us through Our Night-Time Horrors
Byline: Alex Lukeman Nightmares are merely scary stories we tell ourselves. The best way to deal with them is to watch them (as you'd watch TV) and when you wake up, analyse what they're telling you. In short, take note, because nightmares happen...
Charles Lay Totally Still. William Ran over to Help. Harry Stood There. Frozen in Fright
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter and RICHARD SMITH PRINCE Charles's sons dashed to his aid as he lay unconscious after his polo fall yesterday. William, 19, playing in the same team, leapt from his horse and raced to his father's side. Harry,...
Charles Lay Totally Still. William Ran over to Help. Harry Stood There. Frozen in Fright; EXCLUSIVE: MIRROR WRITER SEES HORROR OF PRINCE'S FALL FROM POLO PONY
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter and RICHARD SMITH PRINCE Charles's sons dashed to his aid as he lay unconscious after his polo fall yesterday. William, 19, playing in the same team, leapt from his horse and raced to his father's side. Harry,...
Charles Lay Totally Still. William Ran over to Help. Harry Stood There. Frozen in Fright; MIRROR WRITER SEES HORROR OF PRINCE'S FALL FROM POLO PONY
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter PRINCE Charles's sons dashed to his aid as he lay unconscious after his polo fall yesterday. William, 19, playing in the same team, leapt from his horse and raced to his father's side. Harry, 16, also in the...
Cricket: Ramps Handed Us Ashes, Says Warne
Byline: MARTIN ROGERS SHANE WARNE last night thanked England batsman Mark Ramprakash for gifting Australia the Ashes. Ramprakash threw away his wicket in the crucial final session of the Third Test at Trent Bridge when he suicidally charged down...
CRICKET: THE ASHES SERIES: 3RD TEST - CHEATED!; Tresco Freak Dismissal Could Cost Us the Ashes . . and It Was ANOTHER No-Ball That the Umpire Missed
Byline: MARTIN ROGERS ENGLAND'S Ashes rescue mission erupted in controversy last night after Marcus Trescothick was robbed in another no-ball fiasco. Trescothick was wrongly sent packing just as he and skipper Mike Atherton looked set to put...
CRICKET: THE ASHES SERIES: 3RD TEST - TIME TO END THIS LUNACY; Tudor & Athers Heroics Wasted as TV Evidence Is Ignored and Trescothick Is Latest Victim of Umpiring Blunder
Byline: Mike WALTERS MARCUS TRESCOTHICK'S freakish, fraudulent dismissal yesterday laid bare the travesty of cricket's refusal to adopt technology. And if the luckless England opener's bizarre downfall doesn't ring any alarm bells at the International...
Cricket: THE ASHES SERIES: 3RD TEST, TRENT BRIDGE - WHAT A SHANE AGAIN ENGLAND; Warne Sparks a Collapse after Tresco Is Latest Victim of TV Umpiring Blunder
Byline: Mike WALTERS Cricket Correspondent MARCUS TRESCOTHICK'S freakish, fraudulent dismissal yesterday laid bare the travesty of cricket's refusal to adopt technology. And if the luckless England opener's bizarre downfall doesn't ring any alarm...
Design Doctor: Donna Hardie Answers Your DIY Questions; Home Life Editor DONNA HARDIE Answers Your DIY Questions
Byline: DONNA HARDIE Research by DANIEL WILSON Q MY student son needs somewhere to study but we will have to fit a desk in a hall alcove. Are there any space-saving options? A FITTED units offer the best use of limited space. Sharps (0800 323...
Fanatics Will Keep Fighting; KEVIN TOOLIS on Why Ealing Was Targeted
Byline: KEVIN TOOLIS IN the heart of every bomb is a crude little message. Wrapped up in the murderous shrapnel and the explosive are the bomber's intentions. And unpicking that message is the key to understanding the bombers' aims. The first...
FIND MR POCKMARK; Real IRA Terrorist Who Bombed Ealing in 'New Omagh' Bid
Byline: JEFF EDWARDS and WAYNE FRANCIS: Additional Reporting: NATHAN YATES, JUSTINE SMITH, DON MACKAY, AIDAN MCGURRAN and SARA NUWAR A TERRORIST with a pock-marked face was being hunted last night for the car bomb that the Real IRA hoped would bring...
FIND MR POCKMARK; Trail of Car Deals Left by Real IRA Bomber Who Rocked Publand
Byline: NATHAN YATES, WAYNE FRANCIS, JUSTINE SMITH, DON MACKAY, AIDAN MCGURRAN and SARA NUWAR A TERRORIST with a pock-marked face was being hunted last night for the car bombing that brought devastation to London. The blond Irishman bought the...
Football: 250 NOT OUT FOR MAIN MAN; St Johnstone V Dunfermline
ST JOHNSTONE'S stand-in skipper Alan Main has called on his team-mates to prove there's life after Momo Sylla - on the day the keeper plays his 250th game for the club. Main is hoping there's no fan backlash against the decision to sell Sylla to...
Football: 30m PRIZE FUND TO RESCUE FA CUP; Football Bosses Finally Act to Save Greatest Trophy after United Fiasco
Byline: HARRY HARRIS THE Football Association broke with tradition last night when they announced a pounds 30million prize fund to rescue the FA Cup. The winners will pick up pounds 4million as the FA battle to revive the fortunes of the competition...
Football: ADVOCAAT SETS THE BALL ROLLING; Gers Boss Closes in on Everton Ace
Byline: TIM GORDON RANGERS manager Dick Advocaat last night confirmed Everton defender Michael Ball is in Glasgow for transfer talks. A fee - believed to be around pounds 6.5million - has been agreed between the clubs. And the Ibrox manager...
FOOTBALL: A HOULL OF A LOT TO SMILE ABOUT; Wolves 0 Liverpool 3: Rampant Reds Hak Up
Byline: David MOORE LIVERPOOL boss Gerard Houllier left Molineux last night wearing the broadest of smiles. And no wonder, because apart from a convincing victory over First Division opponents Wolves in this pre-season friendly, there were plenty...
Football: ANXIOUS EASTON FEARS HE'LL BE MADE TO PAY FOR CRIME COUNT; Motherwell V Dundee Utd
Byline: Lee WEST CRAIG Easton will find out today if last season's misdemeanours have cost him his place in the Dundee United line-up. The young midfielder is desperate to force his way back into the side after a ban ruled him out of last week's...
Football: Bankies Bank on Veteran Keeper; Bell's Division Two
HEARTS legend Henry Smith is lined up for a shock comeback today with Clydebank. Smith - now 45 - will be in goal for CLYDEBANK as they visit FORFAR and begin their bid to climb out of the Second Division. Bankies general manager Mick Oliver...
FOOTBALL: BIG SAM FEELING LIKE A NOUMA!; Bolton 0 Ath Bilbao 1
Byline: ALAN NIXON BOLTON boss Sam Allardyce is praying French bad boy Pascal Nouma is the answer to his striking prayers - because little-known transfer regulations mean he can't shop in the Premiership. Nouma was impressive in last night's...
Football: Cash Crisis If Swansea Fans Snub the Boyz
Byline: TONY REES SWANSEA'S new owner Mike Lewis admitted last night the club could suffer a "disastrous" loss if fans turn their backs on tomorrow's friendly against Jamaica. Lewis, who bought cash-strapped Swansea for just pounds 1 last month,...
FOOTBALL: Dutch Exile Tips Bhoys for Ajax Job
Byline: TIM GORDON SCOTLAND striker Scott Booth has spent the last three years in Holland with Utrecht, Vitess Arnhem and Twente Enschede. In that time he's watched Co Adriaanse's Ajax youngsters mature and grow into a formidable fighting unit...
Football: FERNANDEZ: I'M LIV-ING A DREAM; Ibrox Date Caps David's Amazing Week
Byline: KENNY ROSS SPANISH sensation David Fernandez claims he is facing the biggest match of his life when SPL new boys Livingston take on Rangers at Ibrox today. And this from a player who, aged just 20, starred in the Deportivo La Coruna side...
FOOTBALL: FRANK LEBOEUF'S AMAZING LAST BLAST AT THE BLUES; Chelsea Were Unknown When I Joined Them .. and Now Everybody Wants to Play at Stamford Bridge
Byline: John DILLON FRANK LEBOEUF'S outspoken views hit Chelsea again last night as he claimed he rescued them from obscurity. French defender Leboeuf has joined Marseille after five controversial, headline-hitting years at Stamford Bridge. ...
Football: HEARTS V ABERDEEN - Ben Will Prove to Be a Real Thorn in the Side of Teams in Scotland; Says DEREK WHYTE
Byline: Tim GORDON BEN Thornley tied up his Bosman move to Aberdeen this week and got an immediate nod of approval from Dons skipper Derek Whyte. Whyte has made a living out of undoing the work of skilful forwards, and his fellow SPL defenders...
FOOTBALL: INCE: I'M STILL THE GUV'NOR AT BORO; Don't Pension Me Off
Byline: Simon BIRD PAUL INCE has vowed he's not finished yet as Middlesbrough's self-appointed Guv'nor. The Boro captain has promised to cap his glittering career by leading Steve McClaren's side to the higher reaches of the Premiership, with...
Football: It's an SPL of a League
BOBBY Williamson has never been slow to have a go at the many critics of Scottish football - now the Killie boss reckons he can back up all his optimism. At Old Trafford on Wednesday night he watched in admiration as Celtic beat the might of Manchester...
Football: Keane Is to the Four as O'Leary's Leeds Have Real Six Appeal; Dublin City 1 Leeds United 6: TOLKA CROWD GET GOAL FEAST
Byline: Michael SCULLY LEEDS UNITED'S stated intention was for a competitive friendly in Dublin last night. It didn't happen. It rained goals at Tolka Park as the 6,000 spectators, the vast majority of whom came to cheer on the ambitious Yorkshire...
Football: Kilmarnock V Celtic RUGBY PARK, TODAY, 5.35 - I'd Love to Make a Scoring Debut at My Lucky Ground SAYS JOHN HARTSON
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL JOHN HARTSON has endured enough heartbreak to last a lifetime. But last night, as it began to sink in that he will finally make his debut for one of the Glasgow giants at Kilmarnock today, he realised that, all of a sudden,...
Football: Kilmarnock V Celtic RUGBY PARK, TODAY, 5.35 - MARTIN WILL GET THE BEST OUT OF ME IN PARADISE; SAYS STEVE GUPPY
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL Chief Sportswriter STEVE Guppy admits that plenty of people told him he'd never be more than a pub team player. Celtic's new signing knows that the game has kicked him in the teeth a couple of times over the years. But...
Football: Lars: Gio's Good, but I Can Top Him in Europe
Byline: TIM GORDON HENRIK LARSSON has tipped Giovanni van Bronckhorst to become one of European football's top stars - because he has finally left Rangers. The Super Swede banged in 53 goals during Celtic's relentless march to the domestic treble...
Football: MY HART'S IN RIGHT PLACE; I'm Not Here to Prove Anything to Gers
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL CELTIC new boy John Hartson last night insisted he has no axe to grind with Rangers despite suffering an agonising rejection. pounds 6.5million Hartson was paraded at Parkhead almost a year on from the day his career was...
Football: NERLINGER TO MISS EURO TIES
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN RANGERS suffered a huge blow last night when boss Dick Advocaat confirmed Christian Nerlinger would miss both Champions League clashes against Fenerbahce. The German international had been one of the Ibrox club's finest...
FOOTBALL: OH NO, NOT HIS SHIRT!; Hartson Gets a Kick out of Being Handed Berkovic's Celtic No.10
Byline: DAVID MOORE IT was wasn't exactly a kick in the teeth for pounds 6.5million Celtic new boy John Hartson. But he could hardly describe it as a perfect 10 yesterday when he was given the Parkhead shirt vacated by his former West Ham team-mate...
Football: O'leary: Robbie Wants to Score More Than Ever
Byline: Michael SCULLY DAVID O'LEARY last night revealed that Ireland's hottest property is back to his best. Coming less than a month before the do-or-die World Cup showdown with Holland, the news that Robbie Keane is flying again will bolster...
Football: Playing Liverpool in the Champions League. My Chairman Will Probably Have an Orgasm
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL THE ecstatic boss of Finnish minnows FC Haka saw his side landed a dream Champions League tie against Liverpool and declared: "This will give my chairman an orgasm." FC Haka were drawn against Liverpool last night after...
FOOTBALL: POUNDS 30m PRIZE FUND TO RESCUE FA CUP; Football Bosses Finally Act to Save Greatest Trophy after United Fiasco
Byline: HARRY HARRIS THE Football Association broke with tradition last night when they announced a pounds 30million prize fund to rescue the FA Cup. The winners will pick up pounds 4million as the FA battle to revive the fortunes of the competition...
Football: RAE PLUS FOR EFFORT AGAINST ECK; Dundee V Hibs
Byline: SAM McLEOD GAVIN Rae is determined to send boyhood hero Alex McLeish back to Auld Reekie today with his tail firmly between his legs. The 23-year-old idolised McLeish when he starred for Aberdeen. But when Dundee face Hibs this afternoon...
Football: RANGERS V LIVINGSTON IBROX, TODAY, 3.00PM - I'll Give My All for Gers before I Burger off to Join Jorg; SAYS SCOTT WILSON
Byline: Robert MARTIN SCOTT Wilson last night revealed he is treating every Rangers appearance as his last as he waits for the go-ahead to finally leave the Ibrox club. It had appeared the Scottish defender was on the verge of completing a dream...
FOOTBALL: RICHARDS IS Pounds 10M TARGET FOR HODDLE; Spurs Boss Closes in on Saint
GLENN HODDLE has targeted England prospect Dean Richards, his former Southampton centre-half, as his big-money summer signing. Spurs are ready to offer pounds 5million cash plus pounds 5million-valued centre-back Chris Perry to land Richards as...
Football: RIVALS' GROUNDS FOR PROMOTION..; BELL'S DIVISION ONE: Stadium Fears Shelved for Big Kick-Off
Byline: Kenny ROSS FALKIRK and AYR UNITED go head-to-head at Brockville today knowing they have a lot in common. Not only will both sides be doing their utmost to win the First Division title this season, they both know they might not be allowed...
Football: SFA Warn Old Firm over Move
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN SFA chief executive David Taylor last night vowed that he would not let Celtic and Rangers jeopardise the future of the national team. The Old Firm announced recently they would like to join the Premiership set-up within...
Football: Store Hand Curt Marks 10 Year Sale
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL IT IS 10 years since Curtis Fleming left the security of a Dublin shop counter to try his luck in the world of professional football. The young Irishman, who until then had combined his day job selling clothes with playing...
Frank Spent a Lot of Time Making Me Sad ..He Was Just Too Old; COMEDY STAR'S LOVER REVEALS WHY THEY BROKE UP
Byline: POLLY GRAHAM IN the tearful end, it came down to a matter of age. Frank Skinner, though always a lad at heart, is 44. Caroline Feraday, the woman who always expected to marry him, is 20 years his junior. But, weeping last night as...
Frank Spent a Lot of Time Making Me Sad ..He Was Just Too Old; EXCLUSIVE: COMEDY STAR'S WEEPING LOVER ON WHY THEY SPLIT
Byline: POLLY GRAHAM IN the tearful end, it came down to a matter of age. Frank Skinner, though always a lad at heart, is 44. Caroline Feraday, the woman who always expected to marry him, is 20 years his junior. But, weeping last night as...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: McANALLEN EXPECTS AN ULSTER BACKLASH; Old Rivals Will Go Blow for Blow in a Clones Cyclone Championship Is Gone. This Is Knockout
Byline: Orla Bannon CORMAC McAnallen insists Tyrone must approach tomorrow's All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Derry as "a second Ulster final". The Red Hands play their old rivals just seven weeks after beating them in the Ulster semi-final,...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: Oak Leaf Will Sting Top Hand
Byline: Joe Brolly DERRY and Tyrone people take no pleasure in these derbies, going to Clones with a sick feeling in the stomach. A good friend of mine from Drumragh, Des Fahy - author, barrister and Tyrone fanatic - is not even going. He told...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS: Meath V W'meath: How Luke Took Raw Talent, Mixed It with a Will to Win and Produced One of the Best; New-Look Rory O'Connell Is Dempsey's Secret Weapon I Went Away Thinking That I Would Work Harder Than Ever
Byline: Colm Keys CHIEF GAA WRITER NOT if communications guru Terry Prone sat in on training sessions in Cusack Park could one man enjoy such a healthy image makeover! Westmeath's glorious summer has been good for football but even better for...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS: Meath V W'meath: REFRESHED ROYALS CAN RULE CROKER
Byline: COLM KEYS WHEN these sides met in the championship two months ago there was a rush of support for a Westmeath victory. It didn't look like a brave call to back Westmeath - it does now. Westmeath have taken the qualifiers by storm and...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS: Meath V W'meath : ROS KEEPER HOPING TO WIPE OUT BLUNDER
DEREK Thompson and Paddy Cullen will be at separate venues 150 miles apart later today but they will always be bonded by a similar bitter experience. Dublin legend Cullen has never been allowed to forget about the foul he committed that led to Mikey...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: TOUGH TACKLING McNALLY IS NO LONGER JUST A FACE IN THE DERRY CROWD
Byline: ORLA BANNON WHEN Derry last played Tyrone, Ciaran McNally was standing on the Hill at Clones. But seven weeks on he will be a vital cog in the Derry defence when the county renews hostilities with Tyrone. The Bellaghy glazier has seized...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: CAR SETS WHELS INTO MOTION; ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: Dublin V Kerry: There's No Way Back for Losers on the Trip to Tipp
Byline: Roy CURTIS Chief Sports Writer CIARAN Whelan needs to emerge as the top act if Dublin are to call the tune during today's trip to Tipp. Whelan's time-keeping as much as his ability holds the key to the first meeting between the Sky Blues...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: DUBS SET WHELS INTO MOTION; Ciaran Can Steer Carr's Side Round Kingdon
Byline: Roy CURTIS Chief Sports Writer CIARAN Whelan needs to emerge as the top act if Dublin are to call the tune during today's trip to Tipp. Whelan's time-keeping as much as his ability holds the key to the first meeting between the Sky Blues...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: If Dubs Keep It Tight They Can Profit from the Open Space; ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS COUNTDOWN Dublin V Kerry at the Semple Stadium
Byline: Brian Stynes DUBLIN must treat John Crowley and Michael Frank Russell with the same respect they showed to Graham Geraghty and Ollie Murphy if they are to triumph in Semple Stadium later today. A magnificent occasion and setting for this...
Gaelic Football: Passing Game Will See Kerry Through
Byline: COLM KEYS EYES have been misty with nostaligic talk in Dublin and Kerry all week but when they clear it may dawn on both sets of supporters that there is quite a form line between these teams over the last few years at league level. Kerry...
GAELIC FOOTBALL: Ros Are Hungry for Win
Byline: COLM KEYS THE sound of pins clattering to the floors in pubs and clubs across Rosocmmon on the night the 'Sunday Game' broadcast the draw for this weekend's quarter-finals told its own story. Of the four teams they could have drawn Galway...
Gardai Vow to Keep Music Fest an Ecstasy-Free Zone
Byline: PAUL MARTIN GARDAI yesterday declared war on ecstasy dealers at the Witnness Festival and warned them: "You will be caught." A massive undercover security operation has been planned for the two-day music spectacular at Fairyhouse which...
Giggs Brother Jailed for Nightclub Attack
Byline: BRIAN ROBERTS MANCHESTER United star Ryan Giggs was stunned yesterday as his younger brother was jailed for a vicious attack outside a nightclub. Rhodri Giggs, 24, was expressionless as he was jailed for nine months and led to the cells....
Golf: Westwood Is Smiles Better
Byline: TONY STENSON LEE WESTWOOD listened to 'her indoors' and has became a player again - moving firmly into contention for the Scandinavian Masters in Malmo yesterday. The Englishman dramatically fell from grace after lifting Europe's No.1...
Health Advice: MOT Your Body
Byline: Nathalie Gibbins If your body was a temple would you be thinking about calling in the builders for some urgent repairs? Well, our experts are the health world's equivalent. They can get you back to your celestial best in no time at all......
Health Advice: Sex Clinic; Dr Catherine Hood, 33, Advises on Sexual- Health Matters at Clinics in South-East England
Byline: Dr Catherine Hood I'm 24 but I can't hold my urine any more. When I laugh, cough or run I leak. What can I do about it? One in three people will suffer from some kind of incontinence during their lifetime. The symptoms you describe...
Health Monitor: M Taste Test - Low-Fat Salad Dressings
Byline: Michele Kirsch and Angela Dowden So what's the sleekest lollo rosso wearing this season. Meg Ryan's Sally (as in When Harry Met) always ordered her dressing on the side, knowing that innocent rocket wilting under the weight of liberally...
Health: Should You Bin Your Sunblock?; Don't Get Too Excited and Start Running around Naked in the Midday Sun (Please), the Answer's Still No. but There Is Growing Evidence That Some Sun Exposure Is Good for You and That by Hiding Away from Sunlight Completely We Could Be Missing out on Powerful Health Benefits. Hurrah!
Byline: Nathalie Gibbins OK, we all know that sunbathing is a very bad thing. All the magazines (including this one!) tell us often enough. But you also need to know that by hiding from sunlight completely you could be missing out on some health...
Home Life: A Little Light Refreshment; DESIGNERS JACQUI AND NICK KNEW JUST HOW TO BRIGHTEN UP THEIR DREARY HOME AT LOW COST
Byline: ANNABELLE GRUNDY WHEN Jacqui James and Nick Jennens bought their North London home they thought they'd seen the light... or at least the potential for it. The flat had mud-coloured walls and a chocolate-brown bathroom, making it very...
Home Life: A Place in the Sun; How to Buy Your Piece of Paradise
Byline: SHEILA PROPHET THOUSANDS of us every year buy a property abroad, to use as a holiday home, a rental investment or a permanent place to live. If you are thinking of joining them, check out our guide to the basics of buying a home in four...
Home Life: Home Truths - Mica Paris
SOUL singer Mica, 32, is best-known for hits like My One Temptation and I Never Felt Like This Before. She sings the title song for hit film High Heels And Low Lifes, and will release a single called Amazed in September. She's also the face of the...
Home Life: Notebook
Byline: JULIE WOODGATE A NEW bathroom range (right) aimed at encouraging children to take responsibility for their own hygiene has been launched by Villeroy & Boch. The washbasin unit has a brightly coloured tap and a fold-out platform to allow...
Home Life: Outside Chances
Byline: ROSALIND RUSSELL WHEN it's hot and sunny in August, the last place you want to be is in a house or flat with no access to a garden or balcony. No matter how small it is, you can transform your home into your own sunseeker's paradise,...
I HELD SON AS HE CRIED OUT 'MUMMY I'M DYING' Bus Crush Boy Fights for Life
Byline: JAMES TAIT A YOUNG mum yesterday spoke of her terror as she helplessly watched her son being thrown under the wheels of a bus. Cody Wales, five, was struck by the vehicle and tossed under its wheels "like a rag doll" on a trip to buy...
I'LL MAKE SURE YOU NEVER DRIVE AGAIN; Court Hears of Former Top Cop's Cabbie Rant
Byline: DAVID MATHER THE woman who was once Britain's most senior female cop yelled foul-mouthed abuse at a taxi driver, a court heard yesterday. Burly six-footer Martin Blake said Alison Halford, 61, called him a "big fat c**t" and a "f***ing...
I Love My. Pedigree Chum; Dannii Minogue, 29, Has Just Bowed out of Playing Esmeralda in the Musical Notre-Dame De Paris. She Reveals What She Can't Wait to Get Her Paws on Every Night - Yep, It's Her Kitten That Makes Her Life So Purr-Fect. Bless
Byline: Jazz Thwaite `Growing up in Australia, I always had dogs and I got a cat in Monaco three years ago called Sebastian, who I really miss. I was getting obsessed with needing some kittens for company. Initially, me and my mate Jilly went to...
Interiors: Makeover - Bathed in Colour; Damp, Dated and Dreary Dierdre, That's the `Before' Pictures, of Course. but after Our Transformation, This Bathroom and Shower Room Are Awash with Colour (Geddit?). A Couple of Mosaic Masterpieces, You Might Say
You buy a flat with a brand spanking new bathroom and shower room, only to discover they're leaking water left, right and centre. Owner of this damp squib Catherine Masterson, a 26-year-old actress from Belfast, decided to go for a complete refit....
Interview: Charlotte Hudson - Who Let the Watchdog out?; Anne Robinson Is the Strongest Link to Her Former Colleague Charlotte Hudson, Who Wants to Go into Acting
Byline: Peter Robertson Charlotte Hudson is the first to admit that her figure is more Kate Winslet than Kate Moss. But nothing prepared her for the highly personal criticism about her weight which she received earlier this year from viewers of...
INTERVIEW: GARY DOURDAN - HOW THE TELLY `TEC ALMOST COPPED IT; America's Hottest New Star Gary Dourdan Talks about His Real-Life Brushes with Violence and Crime
Byline: Sally Morgan He's the strapping 6ft 3ins star of one of America's most highly- rated cop shows, but when the imposing Gary Dourdan came face-to-face with a gun-wielding thug on the streets of Miami, he realised that this was no time to act...
Interview: Martin Kemp - EastEnders Isn't the Pinnacle of My Career. Things Are Just Going to Get Better for Me; He May Be Quitting EastEnders for ITV but Martin Kemp Reckons the Soap Is Better Than It's Ever Been
Byline: Rebecca Fletcher T he stories are controversial, involving death, incest, adultery and kidnap and, as EastEnders goes to four episodes a week, it's only fitting their top star Martin Kemp should be in the midst of the action. But for...
Interview: Sharleen Spiteri - I Always Knew I'd Get through Rough Times Because I'd Bigger Balls Than All Those Who Were Doubting Me; Witnness EXCLUSIVE ON TEXAS STAR SHARLEEN
Byline: PAUL MARTIN TEXAS beauty Sharleen Spiteri is relishing the prospect of headlining this weekend's Witnness festival. In the past decade she has lived in the showbiz fast lane and become one of pop's biggest - and sexiest - celebrities....
Interview: Steve McGann - Why Steve's Taking a Hike; Emmerdale's Steve McGann Is Passionate about Going the Extra Mile for Children
Byline: Jenny Eden If Steve McGann ever needs a reminder that he lives a blessed life, then a return to his home town soon shows him that at least he escaped the hardships some of his childhood friends suffered. Although he may have achieved fame...
IT'S A SIN 1; US TV Bans Father Ted for Being Rude to Irish, Anti-Gay, Anti-Catholic. and Not Funny
Byline: KEN FOXE FATHER TED has been banned from an American TV channel after complaints from Catholics and Irish people. Boston station WGBH-TV had only just begun to show the madcap comedy when a flood of angry calls led to it being dropped....
It Took Docs 14 Years to Work out Why I Was in Agony; FURY AT ILLNESS DELAYS
Byline: NICOLA PORTER DESPERATE hospital patient Andrew Jenkins told last night of the 14-YEAR ordeal he went through before doctors found out what was wrong with him. Andrew, 30, endured more than a decade of hell as baffled Welsh medics tried...
I Won Pounds 22m on a Las Vegas Slot Machine but 6 Weeks Later a Drunken Driver Left Me Paralysed. I'd Give It All Back to Walk Again
Byline: ANDY LINES US Editor in Las Vegas THE fruit machine stands in the hall, a constant reminder of how in a matter of weeks Cynthia Jay-Brennan became the "luckiest woman in the world" - and the unluckiest. Cindy, as she's better known, won...
James Whitaker's Column: Dear James
Byline: James Whitaker THE concoction you mention (JW how I make raspberry vodka) would send the average Russian reeling in horror. Vodka is to be drunk ice cold and neat. It's serious. Even the addition of lemon would make the average Russian consider...
James Whitaker's Column: I'm Hoping for a Happy Return; WE NEED OUR FIX OF QUEEN MUM MANIA
Byline: James Whitaker MAY I begin, Ma'am, by wishing you a very happy birthday - it's so good you're still around. You've given us quite a shock this week. There's one question we have been faced with. What on earth are we all going to do when...
Journalist Wins Pounds 70k in Job Row
Byline: JOE ROBERTS A FORMER Sunday Independent journalist was celebrating last night after being awarded pounds 70,000 for constructive dismissal against the newspaper. The Employment Appeals Tribunal upheld Liz Allen's claim that she had been...
Kelly S I: If It's New, If It's Net, .. It's Here
Byline: MATT KELLY Ginger winner THE ALL-IN-ONE PC HAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED SOMETHING very scary is happening to the PC industry. Punters are beginning to understand what they actually want from their computers. Which means big trouble...
LIAM'S GREAT ESCAPE; Shamed TD Wins Ruling to Stay out of Jail. for Now
Byline: KEN FOXE DISGRACED deputy Liam Lawlor yesterday avoided another spell behind bars. He had been facing a week as Prisoner 6409 in Mountjoy's medical unit, alongside three sex offenders and a brother of rapist Anthony "The Beast" Cawley. ...
LORD LONGFORD DIES AGED 95: A GREAT LIFE.. A GREAT MAN; He Was Kind and Thoughtful .. Well Thought of with a Great Conscience - Former MP Tony Benn He Was Not Afraid to Be Different, an Outstanding Christian - Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor A Man of Passionate Integrity and Humanity. I Will Miss Him - Premier Tony Blair
Byline: CHRIS HUGHES PRISON campaigner and former statesman Lord Longford died yesterday aged 95. The Labour peer passed away peacefully at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with his wife Lady Elizabeth and family at his bedside. He had...
MA'AMSTOCK; Pop Concert at Palace for Queen's Jubilee
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter THE Queen is to host a pop concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace next year as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations. The palace grounds are traditionally only opened for royal garden parties but will...