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 January 24, 2002

3am: Brewdunit Damon?; BEER BOTTLE RIDDLE AS BLUR STAR IS HURLED OUT OF BAR
Byline: Jessica Callan, Eva Simpson, Bryony Gordon HE IS a multi-millionaire, deeply handsome and fabulously talented. But when an evening of boozing ended in ignominy, poor Damon Albarn probably didn't feel all that special. There was a distinct...
82,000 WON'T PAY TAX; Taoiseach Reveals Plans for Minimum Wage Workers in Our Exclusive Interview ON HOMELESS the Health, Welfare, Education and Training Needs of Homeless People Have to Be Addressed ON HEALTH No One Should Get Better Care Because They're Wealthier. There Has to Be Equal Treatment ON BERTIE BOWL If We Don't Build This Stadium a Lot of People Will Be Saying for Years, Why Didn't We Do It?
Byline: JOHN KIERANS, Irish Mirror Editor TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern yesterday vowed to take 82,000 low-paid workers out of the tax net. Signalling his intention to continue rewarding work, he announced he wanted everyone on the e232 minimum weekly...
Algerian Road Rage Suspect on Death Rap
Byline: JENNY FRIEL AN Algerian was accused yesterday of the manslaughter of a student in a suspected road rage incident. Zitoni Mekhalfia, 44, flew into Ireland from Algeria to face charges at Dublin's Kilmainham District Court. He had turned...
Are These Really the Top 10 Rock Pictures of All Time?
Byline: ALUN PALMER WHERE there's a rock star, there's normally a camera. So picking the 10 best rock photos ever is no easy task. But 18 of the world's leading music photographers, helped by writers at music magazine Q, believe these are...
Boxing: I Want to Kill Him. I Just Want to Kill Him; TYSON'S SICK RANT AT LENNOX AFTER GRAPPLE IN APPLE
Byline: John DILLON MIKE TYSON sat in a car, tears of rage streaming from his eyes after his explosion at Lennox Lewis, snarling: "I just want to kill him." Later, and untamed by the fact he was making an official statement, he repeated his threats...
Boxing: WILL THIS FIGHT EVER GO AHEAD?; MIKE'S A LOST CAUSE No Yes VEGAS NEEDS A LIFT
BOXING officials in Las Vegas will be under the scrutiny of the world when they decide if Mike Tyson can have his license to box returned next Tuesday. There are a heap of reasons why they could turn him down, with his eruption in New York only...
Brian Reade Column: Mum Believed Passionately in Our NHS.. but When She Died That Trust Was Betrayed
Byline: BRIAN READE ON Christmas Day my mum was her usual irresistible self - joking, drinking, singing and giving someone who praised private health care such a violent tongue-lashing he almost ended up calling the Bupa helpline. Then she caught...
COCK-UP LETS DRUG RAP PAIR GO FREE; Crown Forced to Abandon Heroin Trial
Byline: HEATHER RAMSAY AN MSP is calling for a top-level inquiry after a couple on drugs charges walked free following a paperwork blunder. The trial of Paula and Austin Arthur at the High Court in Aberdeen was thrown out after it emerged the...
Cricket: SAYS NASSER HUSSAIN I'm English, but So Proud to Be Back in Country of My Birth
Byline: Mike WALTERS EVERYONE wants to drape floral garlands around his neck and relatives he barely knows have been clamouring for tickets. Nassermania is sweeping Madras ahead of England's third one-day international here tomorrow with the...
DONNA MUM'S OMAGH AGONY; EXCLUSIVE Don't Tell Me Who Killers Are
Byline: JILLY BEATTIE THE mother of Omagh survivor Donna-Marie McGillion says she NEVER wants to know who was responsible for the atrocity. Patricia Keyes doesn't believe her family could cope with the anger they would want to vent on the killers....
DO WHAT I SAY OR I'LL GET YOUR WIFE; Hate-Mail Threat to Soccer Boss
Byline: STEVE DENNIS POLICE yesterday stepped up the hunt for a hate-mail maniac threatening to maim the wife of Leeds United soccer boss David O'Leary. The warped note-writer has sent seven "menacing and chilling" letters warning of an attack...
EX-LOVER CHARGED OVER MAN IN SUITCASE KILLING; Russian Bodybuilder Remanded
Byline: PAUL CLARKSON THE former lover of body-in-the-bag victim Adrian Bestea was charged yesterday in connection with his murder. Russian bodybuilder Marina Sourovtseva, 30, was charged at Dublin District Court with assault and falsely imprisoning...
FLANAGAN FIGHTBACK; Police Chief Hits Back at O'Loan as He Prepares to Meet Omagh Relatives
Byline: JOE ROBERTS SIR Ronnie Flanagan has hit back at the Police Ombudsman and rejected her call for an outside officer to head the Omagh bomb probe, it was revealed last night. The Chief Constable is believed to have heavily criticised Ombudsman...
Football: Ardiles for Boss? He's Worst I've Ever Had; AUSTIN RAPS 'LAX' OSSIE
Byline: Darren LEWIS DERBY COUNTY have been urged not to make Ossie Ardiles their new manager. The crisis club are still rudderless after last week sacking Colin Todd but World Cup winner and former Tottenham manager Ardiles has said he would...
Football: Banned Flitcroft Begs Ref Riley for a Final Lifeline; EXCLUSIVE SKIPPER VOWS TO APPEAL
Byline: Alan NIXON BLACKBURN Rovers skipper Garry Flitcroft has made an impassioned plea to referee Mike Riley to save him from a Worthington Cup final ban. Flitcroft fears a three-game suspension for a fierce tackle on Sheffield Wednesday's...
Football: Becks in Shop Window at the World Cup
Byline: David MCDONNELL IT is the worst-case scenario Manchester United have been dreading all season but one which has now become an uncomfortable reality. David Beckham will lead England to the World Cup Finals this summer with his Old Trafford...
Football: BLUE MURDER; Five-Goal Spurs Put Chelsea to the Sword in Final Flourish TOTTENHAM 5 CHELSEA 1 SPURS WIN 6-3 ON AGGREGATE
Byline: DARREN LEWIS GLENN HODDLE described his players as "magnificent" after they shattered Chelsea's 26-match jinx over them to earn a place in the Worthington Cup final. There was added misery for Chelsea as striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink...
Football: BORO CUP BOYCOTT BY FANS
Byline: SIMON BIRD STEVE McClaren's struggling Middlesbrough are being snubbed by their fans. The club cannot sell out their FA Cup tie against Manchester United on Saturday. Boro face the embarrassment of having large sections of the Riverside...
Football: COLE: GIVE ME ENGLAND JOB; Joe Happy to Turn Left
Byline: Martin ROGERS JOE COLE has told Sven Goran Eriksson he is the perfect candidate to plug England's gap on the left side of midfield. West Ham youngster Cole has rediscovered his best form since returning from a troublesome foot injury...
Football: ECK BLAST IS ALL IT TAKES TO FIND MAGIC FOUR-MULA; MIDWEEK PREMIER SPECIAL FROM EAST END PARK: DUNFERMLINE 2 RANGERS 4
Byline: Michael Baillie ALEX McLeish had called on his players to stand up and be counted during their hectic schedule of fixtures - and they finally did in the second half at East End Park. The Rangers boss pulled no punches as he slated his...
Football: EURO BID GETS GREEN LIGHT; EURO 2008 BID: SFA NEEDS OUR HELP TO MAKE THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP DREAM COME TRUE Government Backs Plans to Co-Host UEFA Showcase
Byline: Michael SCULLY THE BACK-DROP provided by tomorrow's eagerly-awaited Euro 2004 qualifying draw could guarantee Ireland's safe passage into the finals - four years later. Discussions between the FAI and their Scottish counterparts will...
Football: HEN DOES DOUBLE TO BREAK HEARTS; OLD FIRM LATEST: Celtic 2 Hearts 0 25TH GOAL FOR LARSSON
Byline: TIM GORDON CELTIC manager Martin O'Neill will not admit it - but he clearly sensed that the end of the title race was in sight as he went for the kill against Hearts at a wet Parkhead tonight. The champions maintained their massive 13-point...
Football: HOODOO OVER.. THAT'S FINAL; SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG FROM WHITE HART LANE: TOTTENHAM 5 CHELSEA 1 SPURS WIN 6-3 ON AGGREGATE Hoddle Sends Happy Spurs Fans Dancing Down to Cardiff
Byline: Ian Edwards THE COCKEREL is crowing loudly again and the agony of the wait is over. The manner in which Spurs destroyed the jinx held over them by Chelsea made the glory worth every minute of the last 12 years of pain. Glenn Hoddle's...
Football: IT'S GUNNER GET SO CLOSE; PREMIERSHIP FROM FILBERT STREET: LEICESTER CITY 1 ARSENAL 3 Wenger's Men Turn the Heat on United
Byline: David MOORE DAVE BASSETT is sticking by his pre-season forecast that Arsenal will win the title. And Leicester's battling boss was last night given a close-up view of why his tip may well be right on the button. The Gunners, unbeaten...
Football: Larsson: I Scored Two but Thommo Is the Best Bhoy
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL MODEST Hero Henrik Larsson last night ensured Celtic maintained their 13-point title lead over Rangers and then handed the credit to team-mate Alan Thompson. The Swede scored twice in six minutes to give the champions another...
Football: Muddled Ranieri Has No Answers
Byline: Darren Lewis CLAUDIO RANIERI'S footballing life flashed before his eyes at White Hart Lane last night. The Italian was the picture of a man under pressure as Chelsea's psychological stranglehold over their London rivals crumbled in his...
Football: Nurse in Talks with Petty to Save Swans
Byline: BEN WADE A LAST-MINUTE rescue deal was being hammered out last night to save Swansea City. Fans gathered outside the Vetch Field as controversial businessman Tony Petty sat down for talks with former player Mel Nurse. If the talks...
Football: THE HORST POWER IS TURNED UP BY ARSENAL; PREMIERSHIP FROM FILBERT STREET: LEICESTER CITY 1 ARSENAL 3 Giovanni Goal Drives Title Charge
Byline: David MOORE LAST NIGHT'S FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDARSENE WENGER was big enough to admit that his classy Arsenal side were so nearly shaken up by a show of sheer courage last night. The Gunners moved into second place behind Manchester United,...
Football: THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD
IF Ireland and Scotland do decide to go ahead with a bid for Euro 2008, they face some stiff opposition. UEFA was boosted by the success of Euro 2000 - which was hosted by two nations, Holland and Belgium. And it's likely that a joint-bid will...
Football: Twelve Years on, Tottenham Finally Lay Their Blues Jinx
UNTIL last night's sensational victory, Tottenham had not beaten Chelsea since February 10, 1990, when Gary Lineker and David Howells got the goals in a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. In the previous 26 meetings, the Blues had won 17 with nine drawn....
Football: UNITED: WE'RE LOSING BECKS; Kenyon Warns Fans to Prepare for the Worst
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL MANCHESTER UNITED last night warned their fans they are losing the battle to keep David Beckham. Old Trafford chief executive Peter Kenyon is still hopeful Beckham will sign a new deal, but now believes the saga will not...
Football: We'll Keep Bowen Says Cork
Byline: KEN GORMAN JASON BOWEN, the artist who adds a touch of class to Cardiff City's strike force, is to be offered a contract to keep him at the Welsh club. His current deal ends in June. But whether or not Cardiff win promotion to the First...
Football: WHY DAN THE MAN FORGETS THE JEERS
Byline: DAVID MADDOCK LIVERPOOL hero Danny Murphy has revealed the hurt he felt at being made a scapegoat by some of his club's supporters. But the Anfield midfielder, who has now twice scored against Manchester United, revealed that his own...
Football: Wright Road to Far East
Byline: Martin Rogers HIS journey might have started in cruise control, but for Richard Wright the road to Japan could to be littered with potholes - within a week Wright will come up against Liverpool gunslingers Michael Owen and Nicolas Anelka...
Football: WRONG ARM OF THE LAW; WORTHINGTON CUP SEMI-FINAL 2ND LEG TOTTENHAM 5 CHELSEA 1 SPURS WIN 6-3 ON AGGREGATE Hasselbaink Is Sent off as Ref Blunders
Byline: DARREN LEWIS CHELSEA striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was sent off by mistake last night as his team suffered a Worthington Cup beating. Spurs made it to the final in Cardiff with a spectacular performance but it was referee Mark Halsey's...
Gaa: Gaa Refs Getting Shirty
Byline: COLM KEYS GAA referees could have the choice of three different shirt colours this season. The referees are seeking a bright change from the traditional black and met on Tuesday night to discuss options. A sub committee containing...
HAVING FUN?; EXCLUSIVE What Edward Asked Star of Fake TV Film He 'Knew Nothing About'
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter, and ANDREW DRUMMOND in Singapore PRINCE Edward met the star of the bogus documentary made by his TV company. And Edward allegedly told businessman Corin Greenhow: "I gather you've been having some fun in Singapore."...
Health Zone: Best Home Gym for Pounds 25
Byline: NICKI WATERMAN It's all very well joining a gym at the beginning of the year, but some of us can't afford it. And even if we can, most of us end up not going and wasting about pounds 50 a month. So I've come up with three home gyms that...
Health Zone: Dr Miriam Stoppard's Health Focus Today: DANGERS OF SALT
Byline: Miriam Stoppard CHANGING to a low-salt diet will significantly lower your blood pressure. You can also quickly lose up to five pounds of weight in excess fluid. The Government wants us to reduce salt in the diet from 9g a day to 6g -...
Health Zone: It's a Vital Issue, but Tony Blair Is Keeping Us in the Dark. So We Will Give You the Facts on. MMR
Byline: ANGELA DOWDEN and SALLY JANES, EMMA HIBBS LISA Kirkcaldy agonised over whether her little ones should have their MMR vaccines. Deciding to let 13-month-old Sam and his twin brother Ben have the three-in-one injection was one of the most...
Health Zone: Jill Palmer's Medical Casebook - New Face Was Made from My Shoulder Blade; When Constance Was Told She Had Cancer of the Mouth She Thought She Would Be Terribly Disfigured.Until a Leading Surgeon Performed His Miracle
Byline: Jill Palmer TO LOOK at Constance Searle today you would never guess that half her face has been re-built in an astonishing 12-hour operation. Surgeon Iain Hutchison removed a slice of bone five inches long and one inch thick from her...
Health Zone: Meal Makeovers Week 34 - Eat Chocolate. and Stay Slim; DON'T KICK THE CHOCOLATE HABIT. IT'S ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU
Byline: ANGELA DOWDEN If you can't get through winter without a dose of something chocolately at regular intervals, this week's meal makeover is for you. We've shaved off 465 calories and 47g of fat but still managed to include a taste of chocolate...
Health Zone: Medical Notes
GLUE ear is a common and debilitating condition affecting one in five toddlers every winter. Sometimes it is a complication of acute ear infections or other respiratory illness although it can occur independently. Glue ear is the single biggest...
Health Zone: Weight Loss- Stomach Op Turned My Life around; Madeleine White, 31, Used to Weigh 20 Stone. Slimming Clubs and Trendy Diets Didn't Work, So in the End She Resorted to Having Her Stomach Stapled. Now, the Married Mum of Two from Kent Weighs Just 101 Stone. Here's Her Story
Byline: HILARY FREEMAN I'M feeling light-headed and bloated - I know this means I've eaten too much. Too much doesn't mean I've had a huge dinner, followed by dessert, chocolates and nibbles, as it might have done this time last year. It means...
HERO'S SINN FEIN MEDAL PROTEST; Soldier Hands Back Honour to PM over 'Adams Insult'
Byline: AIDAN McGURRAN A FORMER British soldier has sent his service medal to Tony Blair in protest at Sinn Fein politicians getting offices in Westminster. Eric Brown, who served in Northern Ireland, also posted the Prime Minister a mock certificate...
Interview Sylvester Stallone: I've Hit Rocky Bottom in the Movies.But I've Found a Lasting Love with Jennifer and Our Girls; EXCLUSIVE Pounds 2BN SLY STALLONE TALKS ABOUT FILMS, FAMILY AND FAME SLY ON RAMBO Yes, I Did Suggest He Went after Taliban SLY ON ROCKY I Made a Mistake with 5, I Shouldn't Have Done It
Byline: GILL PRINGLE in Los Angeles FOR a generation, his name was a byword for money-spinning blockbuster hits. But it is the best part of a decade since Sylvester Stallone starred in a successful movie. The legendary name that for 25 remarkable...
IRELAND SET TO LAND NEW GOVERNMENT JET; EXCLUSIVE Air Corps Will Spend Millions on Leasing Luxury Plane for a Year
Byline: JENNY FRIEL THE government is to lease a new jet at a cost of millions of euro, the Irish Mirror can reveal. The Air Corps is currently assessing 16 different offers of new planes received last week from aircraft companies. Government...
Justice with Jacobs: Fight for Your Writes
Byline: Gary Jacobs QI ORDERED an extension to my digital TV but the engineer found it impossible to install. I had already paid by Switch. I have rung the company many times for my pounds 34.99 back but I cannot get any satisfaction. G Robinson...
Justice with Jacobs: Your Case Fell Down; DON'T BLAME SHOP FOR SLIP
Byline: Gary Jacobs QI HAD a fall in a department store from which I suffered spinal injuries. A solicitor said I had a good case, but the insurers for the store say the area of the fall was well-lit and they don't want to know. Now the solicitor...
LAST NIGHT'S VIEW: Saucy Syd's a Real Thriller
Byline: TONY PURNELL JENNIFER Garner has certainly been given a licence to thrill in Alias (Sky 1). She plays college student Sydney Bristow, who leads a double life as a secret agent. The dishy action girl makes James Bond look a bit of a Jessie....
Miriam: I Took Steroids to Have Children; I WAS REALLY DESPERATE SAYS PRIME TIME STAR MUM OF SEVEN
Byline: NIALL MOONAN BROADCASTER Miriam O'Callaghan used steroids to help her have children, she revealed yesterday. The Prime Time presenter, who gave birth to her seventh child last year, had fertility treatment in the 1980s. She said: "The...
MIRROR DOSSIER WILL CLEAR ME; Heathrow Expose to Help Lockerbie Appeal
Byline: ADRIAN SHAW in Camp Zeist, Holland THE Libyan given life for the Lockerbie bombing launched an appeal yesterday - backed by a Mirror dossier on security flaws at Heathrow airport. Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi believes our revelations...
Mirror Works: At the Back of the Body Shop; WE MEET THE CREAM CREW
EVERY year women spend a fortune on potions and lotions in a bid to look younger and prettier. Cosmetics are big business, employing millions of people worldwide to do everything from grow herbs to put bottles on shelves. One of the leading players...
Mirror Works: It's Definitely the Waiter Go
Byline: SHEILA PROPHET DAD Justin Fletcher has opted to work part-time so that he can spend time with his daughter Caitlin. "Working part-time gives me the freedom to see Caitlin grow up," says Justin, who has just returned to Britain from Greece...
Mirror Works: Liz's Chip off the Old Choc
Byline: JOHN SWINFIELD LIKE many other chocoholics, Liz Paul had spent years trying, and failing, to resist her cravings. But her sweet tooth ended up becoming her livelihood as, desperate to kick the habit, she devised an anti-choc patch designed...
Omagh Officers in Probe
Byline: ALLISON BRAY SENIOR Gardai yesterday began their investigation into alleged evidence- tampering by two high-ranking detectives during the Omagh bomb trial. The probe, ordered by Commissioner Pat Byrne, is looking into allegations revealed...
PLAID LEADER'S LEGAL CHALLENGE; Wyn Jones Threat over Anglesey Claim
Byline: PAUL STARLING Political Editor IEUAN Wyn Jones has threatened legal action against a Tory opponent who claims the Plaid Cymru leader may not stand again as Assembly member for Anglesey. Mr Wyn Jones has given north Wales AM Peter Rogers...
Racing: McCOY THE LAST MAN STANDING; Seven Down at Southwell but Terrific Tony Romps In
Byline: CHARLES FAWCUS TOP National Hunt jockeys played a game of Ring-A-Ring o' Roses at Southwell yesterday - and ALL fell down! Seven set out for the novice chase at 1.40, but it didn't take long for the field to start thinning out in true...
Racing: Open Race Can Go to Birkdale; DIFFICULT DEFENCE FOR BOB
Byline: Peter O'HEHIR BIRKDALE is fancied to continue the fine recent record of British trained horses in the IAWS Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park today. Trained by Ferdy Murphy, this mud loving grey has not registered a win since a successful...
Rugby Union: English Clash Cap Makes George's Day; RECALL FOR GRAHAM
Byline: Kevin BOYD COMEBACK king George Graham got yet another lease of life last night as he was named in Scotland's Calcutta Cup squad. Graham, who turned 36 at the weekend, has been written off as yesterday's man several times since making...
Rugby Union: Geordan a Royle Threat to Leinster; EUROPEAN CUP: COUNTDOWN TO THE WEEKEND'S QUARTER-FINALS MURPHY CAN BE BEST
Byline: Colm KEYS LEICESTER boss Dean Richards once likened his Irish full-back Geordan Murphy to a rugby version of George Best - without the social extremes. But it goes without saying that Leinster - Leicester Tigers' opponents in the Heineken...
Rugby Union: ROBBO WILL SHOW HE'S NO SOFT CENTRE
Byline: ALEX SPINK ENGLAND are planning to play Jason Robinson at centre in the upcoming Six Nations Championship. Clive Woodward will travel to Sale tomorrow night to watch Robinson's midfield debut against Bristol in the quarter-finals of the...
Rugby Union: ROB: I'VE GIVEN UP THE FAGS TO RELIGHT MY FIRE
ROB Henderson has packed in the fags in a bid to light up Munster's Heineken Cup campaign. Henderson has shrugged off the disappointment of failing to make Ireland's opening Six Nations championship squad against Wales to turn his attention to some...
Rugby Union: SAME AGAIN FOR LLANELLI LION TAMERS
Byline: PAUL WILLIAMS GARETH JENKINS has said same again to the side which tamed the Tigers as Llanelli look to clean up at Bath on Saturday. Llanelli coach Jenkins believes his players face an even more demanding task on Saturday than they did...
SCHOOLGIRL, 16: MISS ASKED ME TO MAKE OUT WITH HER; Pupil Tells Jury of Sex Proposal
Byline: FIONA CUMMINS A WOMAN teacher tried to seduce a schoolgirl minutes after having sex with a 15-year-old boy, a court heard yesterday. The schoolgirl, now 16, said Amy Gehring, 26, propositioned her after appearing from a toilet holding...
SILLY ISLES; Hebrides Beat Seychelles as Top Holiday Spot
Byline: FRANK HURLEY THE wet and windswept Hebrides put some famous paradise hot-spots in the shade in a bizarre list of top island destinations. The outstanding beauty of the west coast islands is used to justify its place above the Seychelles...
SUZY in the CITY IN DUBLIN: Air Limits Pose Tourism Threat; HOTEL CHIEF IN CRISIS ALERT
Byline: CHRIS PARKIN A SENIOR hotel executive yesterday blamed limited blamed air access as posing the greatest challenge to the Irish tourism industry. Oonagh Murray, head of Manor House and Irish Country Hotels - Ireland's largest independent...
SUZY in the CITY: YESTERDAY'S CLOSING LONDON SHARE PRICES; FTSE 100 INDEX: Closed Up 31.4 at 5180.6 FTSE YR HIGH = 5323.8 FTSE YR LOW = 5113.5 INTERNATIONAL STERLING SPOT RATES: Pounds 1= $1.425 EUR1.619 Y191.5
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TEACHER PAY UP 30% IN 5 YEARS; Labour Herald New Rise
Byline: PAUL GILFEATHER Whitehall Editor JUBILANT teachers last night won an inflation-busting pay rise of 3.5 per cent. The deal means they will earn almost 30 per cent more than when Labour swept to power in 1997. And ministers hope to crack...
Tennis: Capriati: I Feel like a Champion
JENNIFER CAPRIATI sounded an ominous warning yesterday to those hoping to wrest the Australian Open title from her grasp. The 25-year-old American overpowered Amelie Mauresmo 6-2 6-2 in Melbourne and said: "I played my best tennis when I won here...
The Children's Book Has Finally Grown Up; IS PHILIP PULLMAN BETTER THAN JK ROWLING?
Byline: HENRY SUTTON Books Editor DESPITE Harry Potter's amazing popularity, even JK Rowling must have felt a twinge of envy. For Philip Pullman, author of children's book The Amber Spyglass, has achieved something that not even the magic of...
The Name's Bomb. James Bomb; EXCLUSIVE: PIERCE BIDS TO BLOW FANS AWAY IN LATEST 007 MOVIE
Byline: EMMA BRITTON THE latest Bond film looks certain to go down a bomb at the box office. And these exclusive pictures show that the movie, the 20th in the series, is primed and ready to blow fans away. Irish star Pierce Brosnan hopes to...
The Name's Bomb, James Bomb; EXCLUSIVE: PIERCE BIDS TOBLOW HIS FANSAWAY INLATEST 007 MOVIE
Byline: EMMA BRITTON THE latest Bond film looks certain to go down a bomb at the box office. And these exclusive pictures show that the movie, the 20th in the series, is primed and ready to blow fans away. Irish star Pierce Brosnan hopes to...
The Scurra
APRIL Fool's Day has come early at the House of Commons. Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has been given an office right next door to one occupied by his sworn enemies, Ulster Democrats Gregory Campbell and Nigel Dodds. Campbell and Dodds were fiercely...
Triplicute; CATWALK CALL-UP FOR THREE IDENTICAL SISTERS
Byline: JO MERRETT and PATRICK MULCHRONE THEY surprised their parents and totally confused their teachers. Now triplets Katy, Anne and Libby Humphris are set to cause chaos on the catwalk. The beautiful blonde, blue-eyed sisters are looking...
Voice of the Mirror: Euro 2008 Bluff Is Not Alright, Jack
UNTIL yesterday, First Minister Jack McConnell looked like a strong leader. He had been developing a reputation as a straight-talking politician who stands up for what he believes in. But his decision to walk away from a solo bid for Euro 2008...
VOMIT VIRUS; Devastating Stomach Bug Sweeping Britain
Byline: JAN DISLEY and JONATHAN STONES BRITAIN was in the grip of a gastric flu outbreak last night which has spread from hospitals in Scotland to the South East and West Country. The 48-hour virus, causing projectile vomiting, has claimed thousands...
Want to Go to the World Cup?: Don't Expect Much Change from 5k
Byline: PAUL CLARKSON TRAVEL agents kicked off their World Cup package deals yesterday but there's a catch - they don't include the price of match tickets. Soccer legend Paul McGrath strapped himself into an aeroplane seat in Dublin's Grafton...
WAR OF ROSE; Blair Accused of Hypocrisy as He Reveals Patient Details in Battle over NHS Care
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN TONY BLAIR was accused of hypocrisy last night after confidential medical details about three patients were revealed to try to defuse an NHS row. One was gran Rose Addis, 94, whose family claimed she was left in casualty...
WAR ON TERROR: A Nice Sunny Day at Camp X-Ray
Byline: JUSTINE SMITH at Guantanamo Bay AS the Atlantic fog rolled off Guantanamo Bay early yesterday morning, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's poetic description of the US Naval camp was carried away on the wind whistling through the ribbon...
WAR ON TERROR: VETERAN'S PLEA: These People Deserve the Right to a Proper Trial and to Be Treated How We'd Expect to Be Treated, Not like Animals, Kept in Appalling Conditions. We Pride Ourselves for Being Fair, There's No Need for Us to Resort to Torture. It's Time to Ease Up; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: MARK COLEMAN in New York ONE of America's most famous prisoners of war called yesterday for better treatment of the Camp X-Ray inmates. Col James Hughes, captured in Vietnam and pictured being frogmarched at gunpoint through the streets,...
We're Trading Races; WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FOUR PEOPLE CHANGE THE COLOUR OF THEIR SKINS
Byline: CLAIRE DONNELLY WE Britons are an easy-going bunch, tolerant of the different ethnic groups that make our nation great. Or so we'd like to think. But just how different would life be if your skin was a different colour? How does it...
WHO IS IRELAND'S BIGGEST FAN?: Supporting Ireland Is a Family Affair for Me & Mick
Byline: TIM DOYLE AN on-the-ball Ireland fan is frantically tracing her family tree in case she is related to manager Mick McCarthy. Alison McCarthy said: "We have to be distant relations at least. Surely Mick can't leave family behind as he...
Worth Pounds 143m I Was Down to My Last $10 When I Struck Gold .. Now I'm; LIFETIME OBSESSION PAYS OFF FOR 'PROSPECTING POM'
Byline: JANE RIDLEY in Perth EVERY evening, Mark Creasy sips the finest wine money can buy and soaks up the views from his spectacular mansion across Perth's Swan River. His name appears on Australia's Richest 200 List and his well-connected...
You've Got a Lotto Cheek; EXCLUSIVE RUNAWAY BUILDER HAS 'WIN' PARTY
Byline: NIALL MOONAN and PAT FLANAGAN RUNAWAY Lotto winner Noel Kelly threw a secret party to celebrate his good fortune last night - even though he hasn't received a cent. The labourer who disappeared with the winning ticket is being hunted...