The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from August 27, 1998

27 KIDS IN HEP A EPIDEMIC; Parents Warned to Have Their Children Vaccinated
A HEALTH Board last night warned parents in the Midlands to have their children vaccinated against Hepatitis A after an outbreak of the dangerous virus in the area. The Midland Health Board confirmed 27 cases of Hepatitis A had been reported in...
Adams Throws Book at Glenn
TONY ADAMS will be picked for England today, only 48 hours before he criticises Glenn Hoddle's World Cup tactics in his autobiography. Adams believes England coach Hoddle was wrong to persevere with three centre-halves, the Arsenal captain expressing...
After 228 Years . . the Sweet Smell of Success Turns Sour
FOR generations, the name Yardley has conjured up a fragrant image of lavender and lace. Its powder puffs, rouge and flower-scented sprays have pampered the complexions of English roses everywhere. But yesterday the company, which counts the...
All Present and Correct
THINKING of taking evening classes or joining a course this autumn? Give embroidery or French lessons a miss - we've tracked down some of Britain's most unusual courses. Join one of these, says SHEILA PROPHET, and who knows, it could lead to a whole...
BECKS BACK IN THE BAD BOOKS; LKS Lodz 0 Man United 0 (Aggregate: 0-2)
DAVID BECKHAM landed in trouble again last night as Manchester United kept their European dream rolling smoothly along. Beckham, sent off two months ago in the World Cup in France, sinned once more on foreign soil. This time the England midfielder...
Ben Test Shame as He Is Fined Pounds 1,000
BEN HOLLIOAKE was fined pounds 1,000 yesterday for oversleeping and turning up 45 minutes late for England training. The young Surrey all-rounder claimed he did not receive an alarm call at the squad's swish hotel in Chelsea. Therefore he was...
BUTLIN'S BREAKS FROM Pounds 9.50
ANOTHER GREAT MIRROR OFFER TAKE the family on an autumn break to Butlin's and enjoy a holiday to remember. With fun for kids and adults alike, this fantastic Mirror offer is truly not to be missed. Using our tokens - the last appears today...
CHIN THE MONEY; Match of Day Pundit Jimmy Joins Sky for Pounds 400,000
SOCCER pundit Jimmy Hill has quit the BBC to join Sky in a pounds 400,000 deal. The ex-Fulham star will interview football's big names in one-to-one talk show The Last Word. The Match of the Day veteran said last night he was "sad to leave old...
C HOC; TACTICS; How to Deal with Those Sweet Treat Cravings
SOME women just can't get enough of it. And men can be just as bad. Chocolate is the nation's favourite sweet treat. Women crave it not only for its taste and texture but also for the feel- good factor it produces by triggering chemicals in their...
CLEAN CLOTHS ..CLEAN PLATES; We Test the Tastes in Sketchley's Canteen
JANE GHIRARDANI finds a staff canteen where the workers don't stand for that healthy eating nonsense but do like a perfectly laundered napkin. Where? Sketchley's head office, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Name: Four Seasons. They had a staff competition...
Diana Loved Going into the Palace Courtyard Wearing a Leotard .. She Knew Other Royals Watched from the Windows in Horror; THE PRINCESS: BY HER PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER
SHE was the woman who helped transform Princess Diana's body into one admired the world over. For four years, fitness consultant CAROLAN BROWN, 40, was Diana's personal trainer - helping the Princess to sculpt her figure and triumph over the bulimia...
Dr Miriam Stoppard's; Health Focus; Our New Weekly Advice Page. Today: Trouble with Periods
MENSTRUATION is a normal part of a woman's life. Most women menstruate for well over 30 years, from their early teens to their late forties or early fifties. Most of the time, periods occur in a regular pattern and are trouble- free, but many women...
Fanatic Laden with Our Cash
I WORKED for 43 years for the same firm before retiring on a state pension of pounds 87 a week. Prior to this I served on mine-sweepers during the last war. I find it galling that Omar Bakri Mohammed, the Islamic fundamentalist and leading henchman...
Fergie Takes Heart from Tomb Triumph
RANGERS' veteran Ian Ferguson has suffered too much Euro heartache over the years to get carried away with Tuesday night's progression to the UEFA Cup. But despite being brutally honest about the team he has supported since his youth, you could...
HAVE YOU FLUNKED IT, MR BLUNKETT?; Failure Rate in GCSEs Rockets by over 50%
THE sad facts speak for themselves. After the first full year of a Labour government, we are witnessing a dramatic rise in the failure rate in GCSEs. Figures out today show the failure rate among the 600,000 16-year-olds in England and Wales...
HELPDESK; Your Career Questions Answered
QI AM 42 and work in coal-mining. It's a low-paid, boring job and I want to get out of it, but my skills aren't really transferable to any other kind of work. I work a two-shift system that leaves me no time to go on courses and learn anything new...
HIGHWAY OF DEATH; Ireland's Most Dangerous Road Is the KILL By-Pass
THE road above is a highway of death that claims more lives than any other in the country. The killer carriageway is so dangerous that motorists are going miles out of their way to avoid it. And bizarrely, it by-passes a town called KILL. ...
Home and Away Winners; Want to Do Your Own Thing and Work for Yourself but Don't Want to Be Stuck in Your Own Home? YVONNE SWANN Finds out How to Be Clever and Earn Money out of Other People's Houses
PET SITTERS NAMES: Bridget and Derek Joseph. AGE: Retirement age. JOB: Pet-sitters in the pets' own homes. Business: Tailwaggers. Based near Southampton. TEL: 01703 678454. EARNINGS: Between pounds 20 and pounds 30 a day. GETTING...
How Can I Stop This Adoption Torment?
Q PLEASE can you help us? Two of my grandchildren have been in care for two years and have been placed for adoption. Their older brother and sister have had to say goodbye to them. They are going to live with strangers again. Surely it would...
If We Run out at Goodison with a Bad Attitude We Will Take a Thrashing Says Les Ferdinand
CHRISTIAN GROSS goes back to square one on Saturday - with Les Ferdinand warning that Tottenham will be "tonked" if they wallow in self- pity. For Spurs manager Gross, last November's 2-0 win at Everton - his first game in charge - has long been...
I'm Ashamed of My Heroin Chic Modelling Days; CLINTON GIRL TELLS OF AGONY
WITH tears rolling down her cheeks, supermodel James King talks for the first time of the drugs nightmare that changed her life and rocked the fashion industry. Two years ago James's hollow eyes staring blankly from the pages of glossy magazines,...
It Began as a Treat. but Ended Up with My Family All Terribly Hurt around Me; GRAN TELLS OF BOMB ATTACK
GRAN Iris Giddings told yesterday how a holiday treat at Planet Hollywood left her grandaughter maimed for life and her grandson seriously hurt. A terrorist blast ripped through the Cape Town restaurant as the Giddings family were being shown to...
JOBS of the WEEK
LOOKING for a new job? Look no further. We've found the best selection of interesting and unusual opportunities. BUILDING SITE SECRETARY (Millennium Dome, Greenwich): The job description starts unpromisingly. "Do you want to work in a Portacabin,...
K-CLUB ON RYDER RED ALERT; Ireland Named as 2005 Venue
THE Ryder Cup is heading for Ireland in 2005. Golf's great trans- Atlantic battle has been confirmed for this country by European golf's top brass. At a press conference in Munich yesterday to announce Mark James as European captain for next year's...
Kirby Makes the Cut for Kingdom
WILLIAM Kirby has fought his way back onto the Kerry football team for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final with Kildare. The recall of last year's midfielder is the only change from the side that beat Tipperary in the Munster final. As expected Denis...
Kop Star Leon Is Turks' Target
FENERBAHCE are ready to end Oyvind Leonhardsen's Anfield misery with a pounds 4million bid for the out-of-favour midfielder. The Turkish club sent a delegation to Liverpool last Friday in an attempt to tie up a deal for the Norway international....
Leesiders out to Book Their Euro Passage
CORK CITY are within touching distance of a place in the next round of the European Cup Winner's Cup and they can make the dream come true tonight by seeing off the challenge of CSKA Kiev in the second leg in the Ukraine (kick-off 5pm Irish time)....
MAKING AN ASS OF THE LAW FOR CASH; Sanctions Fuel Trial Deal
LET me pose a little puzzle for all you legal experts out there. I am driving a BMW in Edinburgh at 120mph and I hit a Japanese tourist and kill him. What court do I appear in? A German court because I was driving a German car? A Japanese...
Mark: No Favours for Faldo
HARD-MAN Mark "Jesse" James took over as Europe's new Ryder Cup captain yesterday promising no favours. He showed his cutting edge by declaring that reputations count for nothing and even the great Nick Faldo would have to earn his place and not...
MICK'S KEANE ON HIS SPECIAL K; McCarthy Turns to Roy and Rob to Save His Job
MICK McCARTHY has turned to a diet of Special K in an effort to save his career from going snap, crackle and pop! Fit again Roy Keane and Wolves teenage hitman Robbie Keane are the men McCarthy hopes will save his bacon. Despite his insistence...
'Minnows' Lantana Could Still Give Us Big Problems
INFLUENTIAL defender David Weir last night warned his Hearts team- mates not to underestimate minnows Lantana. The Jambos face the Estonian side at Tynecastle tonight, leading 1-0 from the Cup-Winners' Cup qualifying round away leg. Weir and...
Nats Will Wreck Home Rule Says Blair; PM Writes for Scottish Mirror
THE Prime Minister today launches a blistering attack on the SNP, claiming they are hell-bent on crippling the new Scottish Parliament. Writing exclusively in the Scottish Mirror on the day he comes north of the Border, Tony Blair accuses the Nats...
NEWCASTLE AXE KENNY FOR GULLIT; Ruud Jets in to Become New Boss Today
RUUD GULLIT flies in today to take over from Kenny Dalglish as manager of Newcastle United. The Dutch star has been offered a pounds 1million-a season deal that would make him the highest-paid club boss in the Premiership. Mirror Sport can reveal...
Oh You Pretty Things; LET'S FACE IT - GIRLISH MEN TURN WOMEN ON
TOUGH luck, Mr Tough Guy. Today's women prefer pretty boys to rugged macho men. Males with feminine faces are seen as more loving and trustworthy and likely to make better fathers, according to new research. And that might explain why late-'90s...
Out of Toon to Pounds 25million
KENNY Dalglish's legendary Midas touch on the transfer market deserted him spectacularly as soon as he joined Newcastle. The former Blackburn and Liverpool boss was famous for picking up incredible bargains and getting the best out of fading gems...
PAIR LURED TO A FARM EXECUTION; Bodies Burned in Plastic
A COUPLE were blasted to death with a shotgun and their bodies burned and buried, a court heard. Roddy Aitken was lured to his death at a farm but his wife Anne Marie turned up unexpectedly and had to be killed as well. At the High Court in Glasgow,...
PRESIDENT CLINTON TO VISIT OMAGH; White House Chief Will Comfort Bomb Victims
BILL Clinton has re-arranged his Irish tour to share the grief of bomb-torn Omagh. The US President made a late change to his travel plans next week so that he can comfort the victims of the terrorist atrocity. While in the Co Tyrone town Clinton...
PRIVATISED RAIL FAILS TO DELIVER; Complaints Double to 20,000 as Too Many Trains Are Late or Axed
RAIL firms were blasted yesterday after it was revealed that complaints have doubled to nearly 20,000. The industry watchdog was inundated with grumbles about late trains, reliability and overcrowding. And the 25 privatised rail companies also...
Quinze Finds the Kick for Hughes
QUINZE completed a magnificent four-timer for trainer Pat Hughes when he romped to a convincing four-and-a-half lengths victory over Bootlegger in the pounds 30,000 Guinness Gold Cup at sunny Tralee yesterday. Pat Byrne's five-year-old looked in...
SAM, 5, KILLED RIDING QUAD BIKE WITH DAD; He Is Crushed in Accident on Farm
A BOY of five was crushed to death after a quad bike he was riding tipped over on a steep hill. Farmer's son Sam Gregg was sitting on his dad's lap when the machine hit a rock or a rabbit hole and flipped. A similar accident nearly killed comic...
STOP FIDGETING, GET WIDGETING; Britain Needs Engineers - and You Don't Have to Look like Street Kev
IF YOUR career is still at the planning stage, our hot tip is engineering. But that doesn't mean wandering around in grubby overalls with a spanner like Kevin in Coronation Street. These days, graduate engineers are likely to wear a suit and...
SWAMPY JNR; Eco-Warrior, 11, Lives in Tree-House with His Mum; He Can't Read or Write but Wins Reprieve for Park
AN eco-warrior aged just 11 marched into the High Court in full camouflage gear yesterday to fight for the right to remain in his tree-house home. Matthew Williams - a junior version of famous green campaigner Swampy - is one of 20 protesters encamped...
THE DAY DALGLISH WAS TOLD TO GO; Toon Army's Jeers Signalled the End of King Kenny's Brief Reign on Tyneside
AT 4.45pm on the opening day of the season, Kenny Dalglish was told that his time at Newcastle was up. The boos and jeers that echoed around the magnificent St. James' Park stadium after a goalless draw with Premiership new boys Charlton on August...
THE TEAM, THE VISION TO WIN; PM Tony Blair Writes for the Scottish Mirror
IT WILL be great to be back in Scotland today. And I hope we'll be travelling a little further afield than on recent visits. It should be no surprise I am here. It was Scottish votes that put me into Downing Street. Many, many votes, in fact....
THIS IS HOW TO BE A GOOD PRO; Two-Goal Rob Shows Celts Way; Croatia Zagreb 3 Celtic 0 Croatia Zagreb Win 3-1 on Aggregate
THIS was as comprehensive a pasting as you will see in European competition. Inspired by former Serie A star Robert Prosinecki, Celtic were outclassed and out- thought as Croatia Zagreb put an end to the Parkhead Club's Champions League ambitions....
Tired Rose Festival Has Withered
SO President Mary McAleese thinks the 40-year-old Rose of Tralee Festival is a double cause for celebration? Apparently, our esteemed president thinks the festival is not only a tribute to femininity but to our culture, too. Well, I have news...
TITANIC LEO HAS OP ON HIS KNEEO; Docs Fix Basketball Injury
LEONARDO DiCaprio is struggling around on crutches after surgery, I can reveal. The 23-year-old Titanic superstar has been spotted hobbling around the shopping mall near his home in the Hollywood Hills, looking distinctly down in the mouth. He...
TRAGIC CARPET CHIEFS MUST GO; Call for More Heads to Roll as Shares Plummet
CITY experts piled on the misery for Allied Carpets yesterday by urging more of the company's troubled bosses to quit. Last week's resignations of David Pout, Allied's finance director, and Steve Barber, retail operations manager, have not placated...
Very Candid Camera; FOUR GIRLS TO LIVE LIFE ON THE WEB
FOR the next six months millions of men will watch these four girls at their most intimate moments. When they snore, cough, put on make up, argue, party or pout, every move will be beamed throughout the world - 24 hours a day. For the girls have...
VIAGRA FACES CHOP; Britain Delays Sex Drug after 69 Die
THE British launch of Viagra last night faced the axe when it was revealed 69 Americans have died after using the sex drug. The deaths, 46 of which were linked to heart conditions, have prompted further tests on the impotence wonder-pill. It had...
VIAGRA HEADING FOR IRELAND, BUT COST IS Pounds 6 A PILL; 69 Die from Taking Drug in America
ANTI-IMPOTENCE drug Viagra will soon be available in Ireland - at pounds 6 a shot. With 100,000 men queuing to give their sex lives a boost, it will put pounds 25 million on to the nation's medicines bill. The wonder drug, which is mass-produced...
Welfare Groups Pushing for Ban on Deer Hunting; NEW WILDLIFE LAWS COULD PUT AN END TO Pounds 100 MILLION IRISH BLOOD SPORT INDUSTRY
DEER hunting may be banned in Ireland as part of a revamp of animal welfare laws. Anti-blood sports activists are hoping an expert committee set up to report on controversial stag hunts will recommend a total ban. The Heritage Council will make...
WE'LL KEEP PEACE PROCESS ON TRACK; Leaders Move to Rebuild Hope in Agreement
TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair came together yesterday to pledge that the peace process would be kept on track. The two leaders met at Ashford Castle near Cong, Co Mayo, to discuss the Good Friday peace deal prospects...
Worth Knowing
Temporary workers TEMPORARY work is the fastest-growing type of employment in the UK, according to the Labour Research Department. The Government recognises four different categories: seasonal, agency, fixed-term and casual or freelance. Workers...
YANKS .. BUT NO THANKS; Scots Villagers Snub NY Home Swap Offer
SHE wakes every morning to the sound of Manhattan taxis honking their horns. Outside, steam from the subway shrouds the sidewalk as scrambling New Yorkers rush to work. But, amid all the bustle and confusion, Edie Meidav dreams of a life far,...
YOU CAN CALL ME LAZARUS; Brendan Walks in on His Own Wake
PENSIONER Brendan Whittaker's pals choked on their pints as they raised their glasses to his memory. For while they were lamenting his death, Brendan walked into the pub and joined them. He had already astonished neighbours on his walk to his...