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 May 13, 1998

[3] WAVE GOODBYE; Comet Disaster Film Mirrors Real Threat to Earth
MILLIONS of people in Ireland would be killed instantly and whole towns wiped out if the Deep Impact comet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The Speilberg blockbuster, which made pounds 27.5million in one weekend, has broken box office records. ...
Aussies Storm at England Sell-Out
FURIOUS rugby chief Dick McGruther invited insulted Aussies to turn up and bask over a "Pommie thrashing" in Brisbane next month. Australia's fiery chairman quivered with emotion as he compared the decimated England tour squad to the first convict...
Blair for Mayor?
KEN Livingstone would make an excellent Mayor of London. But unless he is prepared to be a "Yes-man" he may have to call it a day. Senior Labour sources say they only want a candidate who backs Tony Blair. What's happened to freedom of speech?...
Blair Too Clever by Half
RIGHT now, as a Tory MP, I have a psycho-problem. In fact you could say I need counselling. Because half the time Blair does anything, I agree with him. He has this habit of stepping in at the last moment when someone else in the Government is making...
Boys in Blue All Set to Collar Elusive Sam!; Dublin Legend John O'Leary on Who's Hot and Who's Not This Year
DUBLIN may be the Manchester United of Gaelic football - but recently we have performed more like Manchester City! Since I lifted the Sam Maguire Cup in September 1995 we have been the biggest underachievers in the game, a team that has severely...
Caulfield Stakes Claim for Final
CORK City veteran John Caulfield has played his way into his manager's plans for the FAI Harp Lager Cup final replay at Dalymount Park on Saturday night. Caulfield replaced Jason Kabia after an hour of the scoreless draw with Shelbourne on Sunday...
Celtic Are So out of Dutch with Wim's Fans Says Rab
DUTCH soccer fans have been stunned by the shock departure of Celtic coach Wim Jansen. The Celtic saga has dominated the news in Holland and exile Scot Rab McKinnon - who is joining Hearts after a stint at Dutch First Division outfit FC Twente Twente...
CHAT'S THE IDEA!; Offer Is Talk of the Town Pounds 20; OF FREE WORLDWIDE PHONE CALLS; FREE; Membership Worth; Pounds 5.99
THIS is the offer that's really got tongues wagging. The Mirror and Sunday Mirror have teamed up with global communications giant AT&T to prove that talk isn't just cheap - it can be free! We'are offering you the chance to get: THREE months'...
COPS FOUND PIECES OF SKULL IN THE TOILET; Clumsy Clean-Up after Brutal Murder
GARDAI found pieces of the skull of murdered chip shop boss Franco Sacco dumped down the toilet at the gruesome scene of his death, a court heard yesterday. The Central Criminal Court was told of the grisly find on the second day of Anna Maria Sacco's...
Cruel Son Won't Let Me Visit His Children
LETTER OF THE DAY I MISS my grandchildren so much it really is breaking my heart. Years ago my son had a relationship with a woman and they had a baby girl. Their relationship turned very sour and violent, so he left. He's married now and has...
CURSES! 10 YEARS OF HELLO; Don't Put Your Daughters on the Page
IT'S known as the Curse of Hello! Celebrity couples who pose romantically in the magazine's glossy photo features find they are soon saying goodbye to each other. Royals, pop stars and movie idols have all fallen victim. As the magazine celebrates...
DRUG SHOCK RONNIE FACES BANFORLIFE; We Reveal Previous Positive Test
SNOOKER star Ronnie O'Sullivan could be booted out of the game after allegedly failing a drugs test. A Mirror investigation has learned that this would be the SECOND time the Essex express has tested positive for using banned substances. And...
EIGHT-BABY DOCTOR'S CRUEL JOKE ABOUT MY KNICKERS; Mother Tells of Op Ordeal
THE pioneering surgeon who treated octuplets mum Mandy Allwood made sexual remarks about a woman patient's knickers, it was claimed yesterday. Jennifer Sabin - from the North-East - told Professor Kyprianos Nicolaides she was worried about revealing...
GARDAI GIVE MINISTER THE SILENT TREATMENT; Pay Row Police Shun O'Donoghue
GARDAI yesterday snubbed Justice Minister John O'Donoghue when they gave him their own version of the right to silence. They refused to applaud as he arrived to address the Garda Representative Association conference in Cork. Delegates sat in...
GAZZA SMOKES 20-A-DAY; but Hoddle Tells World Cup Star to Carry on Puffing
PAUL GASCOIGNE came under fire last night after it was revealed that he smokes up to 20 cigarettes a day. Gascoigne was immediately defended by coach Glenn Hoddle, but the news sparked an angry debate over the health and fitness of England's players...
GERS IN Pounds 9M SHEVY CHASE; Murray Closes in on Ukrainian Hitman
RANGERS are back in the race for Dynamo Kiev striker Andriy Shevchenko. Gers chairman David Murray confirmed that the Ibrox club had reaffirmed their interest in the Ukrainian star after Kiev dropped their asking price for Shevchenko. The 21-year-old...
Hoddle Shows Faith in Dazza
DARREN ANDERTON was called up by Glenn Hoddle as England's World Cup warm-up campaign began marching to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful. The injury-plagued Spurs winger barged into contention for a place at the finals on the day Matt Le Tissier,...
Hypochrisy!; It's Simple Nurse, a Clear-Cut Case of. Evans Cured of Craving to Kick Anthea
TWO years ago, Chris Evans boasted that he wanted to kick her face in. Yesterday he admitted he was now in love with Anthea Turner. And judging from this picture of the pair together, I can't blame the Ginger Winner for seeing the light. Anthea,...
I Could Tell by the Way the Door Banged If It Was Going to Be Yet Another Night of Violence; Police Must Give Victims More Help; BATTERED WIFE TELLS TOP COPS OF HER LIFE OF HELL
A BATTERED wife stood up in front of a room full of police officers yesterday and told them to change their attitude to violence in the home. The brave 37-year-old mum relived her two-year ordeal at the hands of her brute of a husband at a Northern...
I Did Not Ask Britain for Arms. This Travesty of the Truth Is an Insult; SIERRA LEONE'S PRESIDENT AHMAD KABBAH WRITES FOR THE MIRROR
THERE has been a great deal of coverage of my country in the British media in recent days but it bears little relation to the facts. I want to express my thanks to the British Government and people for their assistance, encouragement and support...
I Feel as If I've Been Reborn .. Richard Has the Old Me Back; JUDY FINNIGAN REVEALS HOW SHE BEAT HER FIVE YEARS OF MISERY
JUDY Finnigan is smiling. It's not just the hint of a smile, but a full-blown, in-your-face grin. And for the first time in five years she means it. The dark cloud which has hung over Judy and her husband Richard Madeley has finally been lifted....
It's All over Now for the Black Pearl; as Paul McGrath Says Farewell, Irish Mirror Sport Salutes the Big Man
TELL the world the big fella has grown up. He's come of age. At 37 years of age Paul McGrath has learned to stand up for himself, to stand up to life. He's grown up in public. Grown up enough to face up to the reality of life on football's retirement...
IT WAS ME HE REALLY LOVED; FAREWELL TO BILL STAR KEVIN LLOYD; Tosh Wife's Funeral Tribute
THE grieving widow of Bill star Kevin Lloyd told mourners yesterday that her alcoholic husband had loved her to the end. Watched by Kevin's stony-faced mistress, Rita Hudson, Lesley Lloyd revealed the actor had vowed to beat the bottle so he could...
Loughnane and Keating Playing Their Own Games; Tipp Star Nicky English Gives His Verdict on the McCarthy Cup Hopefuls
THE "Eileen Drewery factor" could determine who breaks the tape in this year's hurling championship sprint. Glenn Hoddle's controversial mystic has been charged with getting England mentally in tune for next month's World Cup. And while Ger Loughnane...
NAKED TRUTH ABOUT CRISIS 'TOPLESS' CLUB; Debt Crisis Hits Hotspot for Bankers
BRITAIN'S most exclusive strip club - run by top bankers and visited by thousands of stockbrokers and dealers each week - is hugely in debt. And Slicker can reveal that the Berkeley Playhouse in London's Mayfair has no licence to show topless acts....
New Daddy Daly Seeks Double
CORK City tried to break down Shelbourne last Sunday at Dalymount Park without much success - but inspirational captain Declan Daly still had a ball. The Leesiders had the chances to win the FAI Harp Lager Cup final and the sense of disappointment...
Now We've Seen the Lot Liz . . except Some Talent
THERE was something chillingly predictable about Liz Hurley's startling appearance at Henry Dent-Brocklehurst's wedding. As she swept in, flashing her twinkly knickers, I bet there were more yawns than gasps. Miss Elizabeth Hurley's bizarre frocks...
Oliver: My Life Must Begin All over Again
AS the surgeons were laying healing hands on Spencer Oliver's injured head, master of ceremonies John McDonald laid his on the fighter's gumshield. He discovered the eerie memento in the pocket of his dinner suit hours after a blood clot on the...
OVERDUE DERRY TO BE CHAMPS AT LAST; and Cork Can Bridge Eight-Year Gap
DERRY are my tip to finally live up to their potential and land a long overdue All-Ireland title. Forget their performance in the league final when very little went right for them - they can improve on that tenfold. Without Seamus Downey, Dermot...
Return of the Bomb; 9 YEARS AFTER END OF THE COLD WAR, INDIA'S NUCLEAR TEST BLAST BRINGS BACK THE THREAT OF A HOLOCAUST
WHEN Anek Kanwar's cow started shaking they thought it was an earthquake. Three huge jolts shook the ground followed by a terrifying rumbling from deep under the earth. Hundreds of families fled their swaying homes in the hamlet of Pokaran, 330...
Roddick Vows to Bounce Back after Her Latest Body Blow; OUSTED OVER POOR PROFIT
TYCOON Anita Roddick was yesterday forced out as Body Shop boss after 22 years but said the move would boost business. The green queen was replaced as chief executive by Frenchman Patrick Gournay in a boardroom shake-up. The mum-of-two will now...
SELL UP AND GO FERGUS; Dempsey to Front Irish Take-Over
IRISH millionaires are battling to seize control of Celtic from under-fire chairman Fergus McCann. And they've vowed to put former Hoops director Brian Dempsey in charge if they oust the Parkhead supremo. McCann and general manager Jock Brown...
Shearer Cleared in Secret FA 'Court'
ALAN SHEARER claimed HE was the victim after being cleared of deliberately kicking Neil Lennon in the face. The England captain walked out of a secret summit in Hillsborough, as our exclusive pictures show, and revealed he was delighted at the result....
Should Our Smoking Stars Kick the Habit?
PAUL GASCOIGNE can puff away on as many cigarettes as he likes. A quiet cigar and a pipe too if he fancies. It's a free country, after all. But with France 98 a mere 28 days away, the latest revelation that Gascoigne is secret smoker will send a...
SISTERS TORN APART; Susan Is Terrified of Hospitals and Went through a Transplant Op to Save Her Sister Angela's Life Only after Being Shamed into It by a National Outcry. Now, Nine Months Later, They Are
IT is nine months since Susan Squires reluctantly agreed to donate bone marrow to save her dying sister. Angela Latham is now recovering from leukaemia but the pair's relationship lies shattered. Susan - who refused to help at first because she...
Sort This out Now Celts; Says Hoops Captain Tom Boyd
TOM BOYD last night told his bosses: "Get a new coach fast or it will be chaos." The Celtic skipper fears that Wim Jansen's double-winning side will break up totally. And, unless Fergus McCann and Jock Brown act quickly, this season's success...
SUPERMODEL SARAH ESCAPES CAR EXPLOSION BY SECONDS; I'm So Lucky to Be Alive
THE former girlfriend of soccer star Keith O'Neill has escaped injury in a car crash which left her motor a burnt-out wreck. Stunning supermodel Sarah Thomas only passed her test at the third attempt three months ago - on Friday, February 13. ...
Terry's Gallery Honours Great and the Grumpy; TERRY O'NEILL
THE BLESSINGS bestowed on the ornate walls of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London reflect a gallery of the great and the good. They are pictures of the famous, mostly film stars, who have stayed in the world- renowned hotel, a unique collection...
THE BREAD WINNERS; Bakery Girl Barbara Hits a Pounds 1.8m Jackpot; 2 Weeks Later Colleague Linda Shares Pounds 3.5m
BRITAIN'S luckiest bakery is celebrating a DOUBLE helping of lottery dough. Two workers at the small seaside shop have hit the jackpot within days of each other. First ex-shop assistant Barbara Bluff scooped pounds 1.8million. Just two weeks...
THE HUMAN HOOVER; Obsessed Mr Clean Has a Brush with Law
A BACHELOR obsessed with cleaning up terrorised a neighbour because her flat was not tidy enough, a court was told yesterday. Kevin Pleece, 41, was nicknamed the Human Hoover by people living in his street. He swept the road every day and peeped...
Tiny Victims of Attacks in the Home
ALMOST HALF of all domestic violence committed by men on women happens in front of children, it was revealed yesterday. This startling fact emerged after a three month crackdown by Strathclyde Police aimed at tackling crime against women and women's...
Turning a Party into a Huge Wake
Every week, along with partner Jonathan Watson, PHIL DIFFER entertains Scottish Mirror readers with the hilarious Only Excuses column. But Phil finds that the present Celtic crisis is no laughing matter. SURPRISED? Don't be ridiculous. This is the...
ULSTER'S SPECIAL DAY TO REMEMBER VICTIMS; Plan for Annual Time of Healing
VICTIMS of the Troubles are to be remembered in an annual Memorial and Reconciliation Day. The Sunday before the Mayday bank holiday will become a special opportunity to commemorate the murder of over 3,000 people in Northern Ireland during the...
Vialli: I'll Do It the Wenger Way
GIANLUCA VIALLI labelled tonight's Cup Winners' Cup Final clash with Stuttgart as "one of the most important matches in Chelsea's history", but the Italian is already plotting to lift the Premiership title next season. And Vialli hopes to take the...
WAVE GOODBYE; Comet Disaster Film Mirrors Real Threat to Earth
A HUGE tidal wave engulfs New York after a comet plunges to Earth in the latest disaster blockbuster Deep Impact. These are the first pictures from the film which made pounds 27.5million in one weekend. It has broken box office records as star Robert...
Wim Bows out in Front of 400
WIM Jansen last night bowed out as Celtic manager - in front of just 400 people. It was a bizarre end to a crazy week for Jansen, who on Saturday won the Scottish title, quit on Monday, then watched his Bhoys lose 2-1 to Sporting Lisbon. There...
YOU'RE DOGS; Outrage as Councillor Compares Travellers to Livestock and Calls for Them to Be Tagged
TRAVELLERS have been compared to dogs and livestock in an astonishing attack by a leading councillor. John Flannery caused outrage when he also claimed the recent murder of Mayo shopkeeper Eddie Fitzmaurice bore "all the hallmarks" of traveller...