The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from May 19, 2012

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1999? I Remember It Very Bell; RUGBY UNION LEINSTER V ULSTER, TWICKENHAM, 5PM
Byline: DARREN FULLERTON JONNY BELL hopes Ulster fans get the chance to party like it's 1999 in tonight's Heineken Cup final at Twickenham. He is also backing his province to exorcise the demons that have circled a largely frustrating European...
300 New Jobs at Computer Plant; Employment Good News:
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN UP to 300 jobs are to be created by computer and technology giant IBM, it was confirmed yesterday. The multinational, which already employs about 3,000 people in Ireland, is to open a new international services centre in...
398 ARRESTED IN BURGLARY BLITZ; Mobile Gangs Feel Heat of Garda Operation
Byline: CATHAL McMAHON ALMOST 400 people have been arrested in just two months as part of a city clampdown on serial burglars. Last March Garda chiefs launched Operation Fiacla nationwide, targeting mobile gangs after a rise of 22% over a three-month...
Absolute Diamonds Come Reign or Shine
Byline: TIM BOND Are you getting creative with your holiday allowance for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee? Thanks to the extra day off, three days of your annual leave can get you a nine-day break. In keeping with the regal theme, G Adventures has...
African Warrir
Byline: Jen Rodger; Neil Batey New series DXDXDX DXDXDG Sat BBC1 7pm FREDDIE FLINTOFF GOES WILD Thur Discovery 9pm Veterinary expert Mark Evans will present WAfter walking in crippling heat across the plains of the Serengeti for eight hours, cricket...
ALAN WAS HIS ONLY FRIEND.. AND HE KILLED HIM; Man Guilty over Stab Attack
Byline: CATHAL McMAHON; NATASHA REID KILLER VICTIM FAMILY KILLER Martin Toland stabbed his "only friend", the victim's brother revealed yesterday. John Nolan spoke out as the 36-year-old was found guilty of the manslaughter of Alan Nolan. ...
Appointing Martinez Would Be like Kicking Cameron Diaz out of Bed for Susan Boyle
Byline: Brian Reade THE VAST majority of Liverpudlians were shocked and saddened when the knife finally plunged into Kenny Dalglish's back. That includes the growing number of Anfield regulars who had begun to worry if he was yesterday's monarch....
Are You the Weakest Link?
1 In space, which blue planet was discovered in 1846? 2 Brisbane is the capital of which Australian state? 3 In rugby union, how many backs are there on a team? 4 The world's first large iron bridge was built in 1779 in Shropshire across which river?...
Battle of the Blondes; as Ian and Mandy Prepare to Get Married, Lucy Plans to Sabotage the Big Ceremony
Byline: Tony Stewart EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri BBC1 This is a man in such deep debt that even the Greek government has offered to bail him out. Criticise Ian Beale all you like for his false bravado, boasting and bolshieness, but you have to...
BAYERN CASH; Germans Are Home Bankers
Byline: DEREK McGOVERN ALL the money in the build-up to tonight's European showpiece has been for the Germans - and that's really cheesed off the Greeks. Bayern Munich are odds-on favourites because they have two huge advantages not normally...
BEATEN BY TEENS.. FOR HER Pounds 20 RING; Pat Left Too Scared to Go Out
Byline: STEPHEN WHITE THIS is the bloodied and bruised face of a great-gran who was savagely beaten by two teenage thugs for a ring worth just pounds 20. The hoodies, said to be as young as 14, attacked defenceless Patricia Thistleton and left...
BEAUTY & THE BEASTS; Kate Mingles with Dictators and Despots at Queen's Jubilee Lunch
Byline: VICTORIA MURPHY LAUGHING and quaffing expensive drinks, the Queen and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders yesterday with dictators accused of hideous human rights abuses. Angry protests erupted outside Buckingham Palace last night as...
BEERKILLER; Chelsea Fans Face Booze Ban.At the Home of the Munich Beer Festival
Byline: PAUL BYRNE CHELSEA fans hoping to toast a Champions League victory in Munich tonight are in for a shock - the city renowned for its boozy Oktoberfest has banned drinking in public. Only non-alcoholic beer will be on sale inside the stadium,...
Best Friend's Wedding a Sad Reminder for the Family; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: ALANA FEARON JUST 18 months ago, Edel McCarron was bridesmaid at John and Michaela's big day. No one could have known then that when it was Edel's turn to marry, Michaela wouldn't be there to share her happiness. John McAreavey went...
Beware of the Dogs' Owners
Byline: Tony Parsons AFTER years of getting a rotten press, this is the year that the dog bit back - although not literally, of course. A dog dominated the Oscars (Uggie in The Artist). A dog won Britain's Got Talent (Pudsey blowing the humans...
Beware of the Wolves; Rugby League Action
Byline: TREVOR BAXTER Wakefield v Warrington, today, KO 3.30PM FITNESS guru Ben Harrison believes Warrington are in great shape for silverware this season. And he has warned the rest of Super League to fear the Wolves during the second half...
BIG-TIME BLUES; Chelsea Can Do the CL Business
Byline: KEVIN PRICE; JOHN CURLE BAYERN MUNICH v CHELSEA IT'S the Champions League final nobody expected. Bayern Munich weren't supposed to knock out Real Madrid .. but they did. Chelsea weren't supposed to knock out Barcelona .. but they did,...
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Bitter Fergie No Match for Busby Charm
ONE thing that was slightly different the last time Manchester City pipped United for the title was the managers' reactions. acked Mark Hughes and Bolton sacked Gary Megson, despite most observers feeling both managers were doing decent jobs in...
Body on the Line Again
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY THERE was no way Brian O'Driscoll was going to miss this game, even if those miraculous powers of recovery had to be cranked up one more time this week. O'Driscoll was operated on nine days ago and even if it was a minor...
BRAVE JOHN KNOWS HIS MICHAELA IS WATCHING OVER HIM; Husband Back on Murder Island
Byline: ADELINA CAMPOS THIS is the moment heartbroken John McAreavey returned to the island where his beautiful bride Michaela was murdered. He has not set foot in Mauritius since the former Rose was brutally strangled on their honeymoon 16 months...
Bust-Up in the Bistro; There's Mayhem at Nick's Place When Girlfriend Eva the Diva Decides Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Hot
Byline: Tony Stewart CORONATION STREET Mon, Thur, Fri ITV1 His gran Audrey is fluttering giddily around with a glass of bubbly in her hand as the Mayor of Weatherfield flirts madly and invites her to be his guest at the annual Rotary Club lunch...
Cech Won't Pay Penalty This Time
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON PETR CECH last night insisted he will win the biggest shoot-out of his life, if it comes his way this evening. But the Chelsea keeper admitted that all the preparation in the world goes out the window when it comes down...
CENTURY BREAK; FOOTBALL ULSTER SFC It's 100 Not out for Tir Chonaill Hero Rory and He's Not Resting on Laurels
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY Cavan v Donegal RORY KAVANAGH admits he has unfinished business in Ulster this year as he prepares for his 100th Donegal appearance tomorrow (3.30pm). Kavanagh made his inter-county debut under Mickey Moran in a National...
Championship a Sinking Ship This Weekend I Fear
Byline: Bernard Flynn THE Championship starts in earnest this weekend but you'd hardly think it. The GAA faces serious competition today with the English Championship play-off, Heineken Cup and Champions League finals though, despite the fact...
CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE.. ENGAGED; FINAL MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN Romantic Leinster Fan Gets Weddy for Big Game Supporter Proposes to Lover on Eve of Euro Decider
Byline: DEMELZA DE BURCA IT'S set to be a match made in heaven - for this loved-up couple at least. Romeo rugby fan Dave Morris took a gamble yesterday when he proposed to his girlfriend of six years in London's Leicester Square ahead of the...
Dating Game's One I Can't Win
Byline: Fiona Phillips NOW then, I advise that you sit down before reading the following sentence. Ready? OK, here goes: I really admire David Cameron and Sam Cam. For all sorts of reasons really. For being effective in, and taking the slings...
DA YA THINK I'M SEXY? Rod Signed Up as Guest Judge
Byline: SIMON BOYLE THE X Factor judging panel is still one short - just FOUR days before auditions begin. Rocker Rod Stewart has been signed up as a guest judge, but Simon Cowell hasn't found a permanent replacement for axed Kelly Rowland. ...
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DEAD FUNNY; Spike's Wit Is Voted Finest Ever Epitaph
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN THE immortal words "I told you I was ill" on Spike Milligan's headstone have been voted the top epitaph. The comedy legend had the last laugh with his send-off in Gaeilge. Although he is buried in England, Spike considered...
Deise Have One Thing on Agenda; Munster SFC
Byline: PAT NOLAN Limerick v Waterford, tomorrow, 3.30pm A FIRST Munster final appearance since 1960 has been all that has occupied Conor McGrath and his Waterford teammates' minds since the Championship draw was made last autumn. The lack of...
DON'T BE BEASTLY TO BLUNDERER BRUTON; Kenny Support after Gaffe
Byline: SARAH BARDON ENDA Kenny yesterday leapt to the defence of treaty-gaffe minister Richard Bruton - the man who tried to oust him as Fine Gael leader. The Jobs Minister was forced into an embarrassing U-turn after he let slip the Government...
EUR16bn LIKE; Zuckerberg and Friends Land Windfalls in Facebook Float
Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT DRESSED in his hoodie, Mark Zuckerberg looks like he has just left the college dorm where he started Facebook. But the 28-year-old yesterday found himself in another stratosphere as he floated the social networking site,...
Fame Back on the Glory Trail; IRISH ACTION STAR'S SEASONAL BOW
Byline: PETER O'HEHIR FAME AND GLORY will be the star attraction when he makes his seasonal debut in the listed Vintage Crop Stakes in Navan tomorrow. The six-year-old, a five-time Group 1 winner, landed this event en-route to his Ascot Gold...
Ferme Ta Bouche *; Europe in Crisis G8 Summit
Byline: JAMES LYONS BLUNDERING David Cameron picked a fight with new French President Francois Hollande last night by threatening to veto an EU tax on bankers. The PM's incendiary tactics came at his first meeting with the new Socialist leader....
Ferme Ta Bouche; Europe in Crisis G8 Summit
Byline: JAMES LYONS BLUNDERING David Cameron picked a fight with new French President Francois Hollande last night by threatening to veto an EU tax on bankers. The PM's incendiary tactics came at his first meeting with the new Socialist leader....
FERME TA BOUCHE; EUROPE IN CRISISG8 SUMMIT Cameron Picks Fight with French over the Fatcat Tax German Leader Calls for a Greek Euro Referendum
Byline: JAMES LYONS BLUNDERING David Cameron picked a fight with new French President Francois Hollande last night by threatening to veto an EU tax on bankers. The PM's incendiary tactics came at his first meeting with the new Socialist leader....
FRANKEL: HE'S SCARY! It's a Frightening Thought but Cecil's Superstar Can Get Even Better!
Byline: FRANKIE DETTORI NO DOUBT about the star attraction this weekend - FRANKEL is back in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. I've seen some great horses in my lifetime and I've had the privilege of riding a few during my career, but Frankel...
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GAMES ON; Becks Brings Olympic Flame to UK for Start of Torch Relay Today
Byline: LAURIE HANNA THE 2012 Olympic Torch starts its inspiring 8,000-mile relay of Britain today, leaving Land's End shortly after dawn. First torchbearer, triple sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie, 35, was due to set off on the first leg to...
Goalposts Move but We're Stuck
Byline: Lord Henry WAS it a sign? You may well ask. When the new French President, Francois Hollande, took a plane to Berlin to meet Angela Merkel, it was struck by lightning. He was forced to return to Paris and change planes. It conjures up...
Go North for a Punt
Byline: CHRIS FORWOOD BETTING markets in the north are stronger than down south and York's Dante meeting usually brings out some big-hitters. Even before the action started on the Knavesmire some players were in funds after a punt on No Poppy...
Go North for a Punt
BETTING markets in the north are stronger than down south and York's Dante meeting usually brings out some big-hitters. Even before the action started on the Knavesmire some players were in funds after a punt on No Poppy at Redcar on Monday. ...
Go North for a Punt; Pro Bet
Byline: CHRIS FORWOOD BETTING markets in the north are stronger than down south and York's Dante meeting usually brings out some big-hitters. Even before the action started on the Knavesmire some players were in funds after a punt on No Poppy...
Greek Tragedy Affects Us All
Byline: Tony Parsons YOU know the old joke - a Greek, an Italian and a Spaniard walk into a bar. Who picks up the bill? The German. And then one day he doesn't. That's the new punchline. One day the German has finally had enough. He doesn't...
Herr of the Drog; Champions Lge Final: Bayern Munich V Chelsea, Tonight Kick-Off 7.45
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON HE stands as the symbol of what might have been for Chelsea in the Champions League. The tower of strength, focal point, line leader, goal scorer. Unplayable on his day. But Didier Drogba has also become associated with...
HERR OF THE DROG; CHAMPIONS LGE FINAL: BAYERN MUNICH V CHELSEA, TONIGHT KICK-OFF 7.45 Talisman Striker Seeking Redemption in Germany with a Last Tilt at Glory
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON HE stands as the symbol of what might have been for Chelsea in the Champions League. The tower of strength, focal point, line leader, goal scorer. Unplayable on his day. But Didier Drogba has also become associated with...
HOME'S WHERE THE HURT IS; SATURDAY 19.5.2012 SATURDAY 19.5.2012 CHAMPIONS LGE FINAL: BAYERN MUNICH V CHELSEA, TONIGHT KO 7.45 ALLIANZ ARENA While Munich Goes Crazy for Their Heroes & Bayern Stars Know Every Blade of Grass, Chelsea Train in an Empty Stadium. This Is SO UNFAIR
Byline: OLIVER HOLT BAYERN MUNICH made their final preparations for tonight's Champions League final surrounded by the comforts of their own training ground yesterday. Chelsea trained in an empty stadium. A thousand Bayern fans stood on top...
HOME'S WHERE THE HURT IS; SATURDAY 19.5.2012 SATURDAY 19.5.2012 CHAMPIONS LGE FINAL: B MUNICH V CHELSEA, TONIGHT KO 7.45 ALLIANZ ARENA While Munich Goes Crazy for Their Heroes & Bayern Stars Know Every Blade of Grass, Chelsea Train in an Empty Stadium. This Is SO UNFAIR
Byline: OLIVER HOLT BAYERN MUNICH made their final preparations for tonight's Champions League final surrounded by the comforts of their own training ground yesterday. Chelsea trained in an empty stadium. A thousand Bayern fans stood on top...
I Am Not as Evil as Everyone Hassaid. I'm Really Chilled; EYE-GOUGER'S SICK CALL TO THE
Byline: ANDREW GREGORY HE gouged out his girlfriend's eyes leaving her blind and battered her senseless in a string of savage attacks, but Shane Jenkin has astonishingly tried to blame her for the horrific injuries he inflicted. The sick 33-year-old...
IDIDITIN ROME 28 YEARS AGO! Winning Afinal on Oppone Ent's Home Patc Ch CAN Be Done. I Should Kn Now
Byline: MARK LAWRENSON; JOHN CROSS THE Champions League final will revive some wonderful memories. Back in 1984, I was part of the Liverpool team which faced an equally tough test by playing an opponent in their own backyard. We beat Roma...
I DID IT IN ROME 28 YEARS AGO! Winning a Final on Opponent's Home Patch CAN Be Done. I Should Know
Byline: MARK LAWRENSON; JOHN CROSS THE Champions League final will revive some wonderful memories. Back in 1984, I was part of the Liverpool team which faced an equally tough test by playing an opponent in their own backyard. We beat Roma...
I Do Bring Eva Home. I'm a Bit More of a Princess Now; Playing Eva the Diva Has Been a Dream Come True for Catherine Tyldesley, Who Says She's Nothing like Her Glamorous Character in Real Life
Byline: Jen Rodger CORONATION STREET Mon, Thur, Fri ITV1 She arrived in Weatherfield a month short of a year ago as the spoilt, high-maintenance and voluptuous Eva The Diva. And her character has certainly made an impact on Corrie fans, as well...
I Had to Disappear for 40 Years after I Shopped the Krays.But I Am Proud I Ended Their Reign of Fear; SECRETS OF 60s SUPERGRASS
Byline: TOM PETTIFOR HE was the man who brought down the Krays, but the moment Bobby Teale decided to betray the vicious twins he knew he was signing his own death warrant. The former henchman had seen enough of the sadistic violence meted out...
I'M LOOKING FOR THE NU2; Manager in Hunt to Replace Music Giants
Byline: SAM HAMILTON U2 boss Paul McGuinness has revealed he's on the lookout for a new band to replace the ageing stars. The manager, who discovered the rock act almost 35 years ago, reckons there's a group out there who could be even bigger...
I'm Nervous about Becoming a DJ, but It Will Be Worth It Now I'm Back Home; KEITH DUFFY INTERVIEW SINGER AND ACTOR ON RONAN'S SPLIT AND A BRAND NEW CAREER
Byline: MAEVE QUIGLEY HE'S travelled the world with Boyzone and tread Corrie's cobbles - but these days Keith Duffy wants stay closer to home. Today the 37-year-old will be adding another string to his bow as he kicks off his first radio stint...
'INEXPERIENCED, ILL-EQUIPPED & ILL-INFORMED' Disabled Teen Doctor Slammed in Court
Byline: PAUL HIGGINS A DOCTOR said yesterday she only revealed full details of her examination of a disabled child because people may go to jail. Dr Mary Donnelly replied "Yeah" when a defence lawyer put it to her that she came clean now "because...
Inncredible Journey; BEER FANATICS GO ON A 16,000-PUB CRAWL FOR 28 YRS
Byline: RICHARD SMITH THESE beer-swilling lads would make the Mirror's Andy Capp proud - after a 16,337-pub crawl lasting 28 YEARS. The 12-strong band of real ale fans, who call themselves the Black Country Ale Tairsters dress up in beer towel...
IRELAND'S OLDEST IDENTICAL TWINS CELEBRATE 95YRS; Sisters Make It in to Guinness Book of Records
Byline: KATEHEANEY SISTERS Frances Gallagher and Elizabeth Doherty will celebrate their 95th birthdays next Saturday - making them Ireland's oldest identical twins. Elizabeth's son Seamus contacted the Guinness Book of Records earlier this year...
It's a Kop out; Liverpool Boss Hunt
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON KOPITES hoped it would be undertaken with laser precision, but instead Liverpool are adopting a scattergun approach to their search for a new manager. Fenway Sports Group seem to be interested in just about anyone who has...
IT'S BAYERN MONEY; Germans Are Home Bankers
ALL the money in the build-up to tonight's European showpiece has been for the Germans - and that's really cheesed off the Greeks. Bayern Munich are odds-on favourites because they have two huge advantages not normally enjoyed by Champions League...
It's Ul to Play for, Stephen!
Byline: ALEX SPINK Leinster v Ulster tonight, KO 5pm HEINEKEN CUP FINAL STEPHEN FERRIS spearheads an Ulster challenge that will be driven on by jealousy in today's Heineken Cup final. Lions star Ferris is chasing British Isles selection...
I Wanted to Sign Tevez, Torres and Lukaku . . but I'll NEVER Buy Barton; CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS FINAL: BLACKPOOL V WEST HAM
Byline: DARREN LEWIS TWELVE MONTHS ago he was picking through the wreckage of relegation from the Premier League. Since then David Sullivan has worked tirelessly on an immediate return for West Ham - and has gone to incredible lengths to make...
I Wanted to Sign Tevez, Torres and Lukaku . . but I'll NEVER Buy Barton; SATURDAY 19.5.2012 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS FINAL: BLACKPOOL V WEST HAM DAVID SULLIVAN EXCLUSIVE
Byline: DARREN LEWIS TWELVE MONTHS ago he was picking through the wreckage of relegation from the Premier League. Since then David Sullivan has worked tirelessly on an immediate return for West Ham - and has gone to incredible lengths to make...
Jerry Wary of Shock in Mullingar; Hurling: Leinster Championship
Byline: PAT NOLAN Westmeath v Antrim THE Leinster Championship gets underway in Mullingar today (3pm), with Westmeath and Antrim gunning for the prize to take on Galway in the next round. It might appear to be a dubious prize but then Westmeath...
Josh Kicks Up a Storm; Rugby League Action
Byline: TREVOR BAXTER Huddersfield 12 Wigan 32 JOSH CHARNLEY'S double took his season's tally to 21 but Super League's top try-scorer still got a rollicking from coach Shaun Wane. Winger Charnley's handling on a night for ducks was impeccable....
KEEP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF CASTLE; VALUE DAVE MITCHELL on the 2.45 at Newmarket SCOPE
THERE is more than just Frankel to today's racing, you know! Mind you, with the superstar strutting his stuff at Newbury, the handicaps will struggle to make the headlines - but that doesn't mean the coralchampionshipclub.co.uk Sprint Trophy (Newmarket...
Keep on the Right Side of Castle; Value Scope
Byline: DAVE MITCHELL THERE is more than just Frankel to today's racing, you know! Mind you, with the superstar strutting his stuff at Newbury, the handicaps will struggle to make the headlines - but that doesn't mean the coralchampionshipclub.co.uk...
KISS OFF; Widower Loses 'Loss of Affection' Claim in Negligence Case after He Married Mistress
Byline: TOM PARRY A HUSBAND who married the mother of his love child after his wife died in an NHS bungle has been denied compensation for losing her "love and affection". Church-going company director Nicolas Taaffe, 69, had demanded pounds...
Lace Race; IT'S A HOLE NEW BALLGOWN GAME..BUT WHO'S WINNING?
Byline: AMBER MORALES IT'S been an enduring love affair - and now it's back in black, it's a look Twilight star Kristen Stewart couldn't resist on the red carpet this week. Originally synonymous with virginal bridalwear, lace has been given a...
Late Deals
Byline: Jubilee breaks Get away this bank holiday and enjoy three nights at a four-star hotel in Dublin from pounds 54pp between June 2 and 5. Hotel will be revealed on booking. www.hotwire.com Toast the Queen with a glass of bubbly on a heritage...
Lucy and I Have Only Had One Argument in 7 Years; 14 Pages for HO OURS the Perfect 48 Weekend :CELEBS :HOOMES :GARDENS :FOOD :STYLE :STARS :TRAVEL CORRIE'S ALAN HALSALL IS AT THE CENTRE OF A SHOCKING STORYLINE WHERE HIS CHARACTER TYRONE GETS BATTERED BY HIS GIRLFRIEND. BUT HE SAYS S HIS OWN MARRIED HOME LIFE IS FAR MORE PEACEFUL
* oronation Street has never been shy about tackling some of life's more taboo subjects ... but a storyline currently developing on the cobbles is one that is likely to shock more than most. Two weeks ago, lovable mechanic Tyrone Dobbs was attacked...
Lucy and I Have Only Had One Argument in 7 Years; CELEBS :HOMES :GARDENS :FOOD :STYLE :STARS :TRAVEL
Byline: Sue Crawford Coronation Street has never been shy about tackling some of life's more taboo subjects ... but a storyline currently developing on the cobbles is one that is likely to shock more than most. Two weeks ago, lovable mechanic...
Meet the Salpas. GEORGIA TAKES MILLIONAIRE HOME TO MUM
Byline: ALANA FEARON SMITTEN Georgia Salpa has taken her new millionaire boyfriend home - to meet her mum Marie. The sexy model has been secretly dating a mega-rich London hedgefund manager, known only as Joe, for the past eight months. And...
Mickael the Man
THERE'S been a lot of talk this week about the fact that Mickael Barzalona rode Mandaean in the Dante Stakes at York on Thursday - rather than me. Whenever something like this happens, suddenly everybody is an expert on what happens inside Godolphin....
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, YOU'LL BE FAIREST OF THEM ALL; Northern Fashion
Byline: NIAMH McENEANEY Send your questions, letters and pictures to Northern Fashion, Daily Mirror, 415 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 2GU or email northernfashion@gmail.com Follow: www.facebook.com/northernfashion Phone: 07849097864 * have come to...
MURDERER EX 'FORCED ME TO PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE' Wife Terrorised by Double Killer
Byline: LOUIE SMITH THE ex-wife of a man who killed his former partner and their toddler said he put a gun to her head and played Russian roulette. Kim Davis, 51, claimed she endured years of violence by David Oakes, 50, and that he once loaded...
MY HUBBY WAS GIVEN 106 CARERS IN A YEAR; Wife Angry at Dementia Turmoil
Byline: STEPHEN WHITE DEMENTIA sufferer Ken Maitland's family were told his carers would be drawn from a core of just 10 staff. But his outraged wife, Jeanette, counted 106 different carers at their home in a single year. She says people with...
My Lads' Mags Days Are Now Behind Me. but I'd Happily Strip on Stage *; STRICTLY JILL REVEALING ALL
Byline: SIMON BOYLE A SET of saucy lingerie snaps of Jill Halfpenny are gathering dust in her mum's loft and the Strictly star is happy to keep it that way. Despite the encouragement of her sister, Jill insists the snaps from 2004 will never...
Newsboy on Today's Six Televised Races from Newbury and Newmarket
2.00 NEWBURY CH4 Page 8 HAWAAFEZ can strike for the resurgent Marcus Tregoning, who hit the target at York this week. She has it to do on the figures - her official perch of 97 leaves her a stone adrift of the principals here. Kieran O'Neill's mount...
Newsboy on Today's Six Televised Races from Newbury and Newmarket
2.00 NEWBURY CH4 Page 6 HAWAAFEZ can strike for the resurgent Marcus Tregoning, who hit the target at York this week. She has it to do on the figures - her official perch of 97 leaves her a stone adrift of the principals here. Kieran O'Neill's mount...
Phillips: I'd Love One Last Crack at Prem
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON DESPITE being dismissed as a has-been by some Blackpool fans, Kevin Phillips has proved this can be a country for old men. Phillips, 38, read the critics who ridiculed Ian Holloway's decision to sign him last summer on...
PHILLY-GOOD FACTOR; Neil Masuda Enjoys the History, Sport and Soul of Philadelphia. Home of Benjamin Franklin and Setting for the Declaration of Independence
Byline: Neil Masuda RAPPER P Diddy once observed in a lyric that life is all about the Benjamins. The Benjamin Franklins, that is. He was the Founding Father whose face is on an American 100 dollar bill. And in Philadelphia there's no getting...
PLANNING A HIB PARADE; HAMPDEN PK KICK-OFF 3PM SCOTTISH CUP FINAL HEARTS V HIBS Pat out to End 110-Year Jinx
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR PAT FENLON bids to make history today by ending Hibs 110-year Scottish Cup jinx and follow in the footsteps of fellow Irishman Dan McMichael. McMichael was the last Hibs boss to lift the cup back in 1902 when he combined...
Planning a Hib Parade; Scottish Cup Final Hampden Pk Kick-Off 3pm Hearts V Hibs
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR PAT FENLON bids to make history today by ending Hibs 110-year Scottish Cup jinx and follow in the footsteps of fellow Irishman Dan McMichael. McMichael was the last Hibs boss to lift the cup back in 1902 when he combined...
Plenty Less Fish in the Sea; FLORIDA SNAPS SHOW HOW OCEAN LIFE IS DYING
Byline: ROS WYNNE-JONES IMAGINE a sea full of slime, where only jellyfish flourish - and fish have been slaughtered in their millions by stinging tentacles. Imagine oceans full of "dead zones" where nothing lives, the water poisoned by fertilisers...
POLICE KEPT PART OF VICTIM'S SKULL; Shot Man's Partner to Sue PSNI
Byline: MIRROR REPORTER THE partner of a man murdered by loyalists 20 years ago is to sue police over retaining part of his skull. Father-of-one Tony Butler, 40, was shot in the head after answering the door to two UDA gunmen in South Belfast...
Pounds 12bn LIKE; Zuckerberg and Friends Land Windfalls in Facebook Float
Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT DRESSED in his hoodie, Mark Zuckerberg looks like he has just left the college dorm where he started Facebook. But the 28-year-old yesterday found himself in another stratosphere as he floated the social networking site,...
Pounds 20,000,000,000; Taxpayers' Bill for Afghan War
Byline: JAMES LYONS THE war in Afghanistan is set to cost us close to pounds 20billion. The huge sum is revealed on the eve of a Nato summit where David Cameron will finalise the 2014 withdrawal deadline. The operation cost taxpayers pounds...
Quizzical Attraction
So you think you know TV? Answer these and find out! 1 What was the name of the singing dog that wowed everyone on BGT? 2 a) Cuddly b) Pudsey c) Dudsey Doctor Who star Matt Smith recently revealed he auditioned for which noughties drama? a)...
Reign Man Seeley Ride on Money
Byline: EMMETT CASSIDY ALASTAIR SEELEY is hoping to rewrite the history books when he takes to the grid for five races at today's North West 200. The Carrickfergus rider, below, demolished the opposition to secure victory in Thursday night's...
REPORT INTO JET SMOKE TERROR; Engines Left on in Blunder
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE AIRCRAFT evacuation procedures have been reviewed after passengers were ordered off a smoke-filled plane with the engines still running. An Air Accidents Investigation Branch probe on an easyJet flight in to Belfast...
ROMAN'S Pounds 1BN OBSESSION; 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: DS BAYERN MUNICH V CHELSEA, TONIGHT, KICK-OFF 7.45PM He's Spent a Huge Slice of His Fortune, Axed Eight Managers, Signed 66 Players. All in Pursuit of a Dream Born One Night in Manchester
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON IT has been his dream, a burning desire fostered by one night in Manchester. He came so close, in his own backyard in 2008. But tonight, in the Allianz Arena, Roman Abramovich expects to see Chelsea bring him the Holy Grail,...
ROSSIES HAVE TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF.. FOOTBALL: CONNACHT SFC Des Insists His Team Can Take out Tribe
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY PRODIGAL son Des Newton says Roscommon are "quietly confident" of claiming Galway's scalp tomorrow (3.30pm) - but insists his side must step up a level to do so. This fixture has the potential to be the match of the day,...
ROSSIES HAVE TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF.. FOOTBALL: CONNACHT SFCDes Insists His Team Can Take out Tribe
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY PRODIGAL son Des Newton says Roscommon are "quietly confident" of claiming Galway's scalp tomorrow (3.30pm) - but insists his side must step up a level to do so. This fixture has the potential to be the match of the day,...
RYAN'S GIG; Matteo Will Gamble on Rookie Bertrand in Final
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON ROBERTO DI MATTEO is set to take a big Champions League final gamble and start rookie Ryan Bertrand in his first European match. Chelsea are without the suspended quartet of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles...
RYAN'S GIG; to Gamble on Bertrand ROOKIE RYAN'S IN AT DEEP END
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON ROBERTO DI MATTEO is set to take a big Champions League final gamble and start rookie Ryan Bertrand in his first European match. Chelsea are without the suspended quartet of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles and...
RYAN'S GIG; to Gamble on Rookie Bert
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON ROBERTO DI MATTEO is set to take a big Champions League final gamble and start rookie Ryan Bertrand in his first European match. Chelsea are without the suspended quartet of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles...
SCOUT OF ORDER; Group Leaders Are Scared off by Risk of Being Sued
Byline: TOM McTAGUE BARMY health and safety regulations are in danger of killing off the Scouts. The movement is under threat because adults are too scared to volunteer as leaders, say MPs. And the shortage means around 35,000 youngsters are...
Sharmed Life; Siobhan McNally Enjoys Starry Skies and Shopping for Bargains on Egypt's Red Sea Coast
Byline: Siobhan McNally What do you call a camel with three humps? Humphrey. The camel gags were coming fast and furious - and ere coming and ary my frisky dromedary kept threatening to break rank with the rest of the herd. Actually staying on...