The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from March 31, 2012

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16 PHOTOS SHOWN BY PRIEST IN PORN GAFFE; Parents' Fury as Cleric to Stay in Role
Byline: VICTORIA McMAHON SIXTEEN photographs of gay porn were accidentally shown by a priest to shocked parents and a child, it was claimed yesterday. Parents were left "enraged" after being shown the adult images by Father Martin McVeigh of...
A Heavy Load to Barry; NFL D1 Mayo V Dublin 7pm
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY BURNOUT was not an issue for Barry Cahill last year - despite a break being put on the long finger. Cahill's club and county commitments in 2011 stretched from the start of January to December and he wouldn't have wanted...
A Lava-Ly Place; DO THE STRAND: La Playa Grande
* OMETIMES it seems like the Irish winter will never end. While it has been mercifully milder than last year, it's also been damper and even more grey than 2011. en In that bleakest of months February, with the glow of Christmas long gone, only...
Alton's New Thrill Is Just Terra-Fying
Byline: MATT KELLY My first and only previous visit to Alton Towers was as a 12-year-old. The undoubted highlight was a ride on "the world's most fearsome roller coaster", the Corkscrew. There's nothing more likely to make you feel old than walking...
AMONG HIS EOIN; SATURDAY 31.3.2012 THOMOND PARK CLASH Reddan: It's Always Great to Go Home
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY EOIN REDDAN admits it's never easy going back to Thomond Park - even though he's Limerick born and bred. Reddan began his career at Munster but made his name at Wasps before moving back to Ireland to win a Heineken Cup...
Are You the Weakest Link?
1 In pop music, who did U2's Bono sing with on the 1993 UK hit single I've Got You Under My Skin? 2. In film, which Wesley played the lead role in the 1992 film Passenger 57? 3. In geography, in which country is the Mount of Olives situated? 4. In...
A Week Ago Stiliyan Was on the Pitch Paying Tribute to Muamba. Now the World of Football Is Praying for Him; MORE HEARTACHE FOR PREMIER LEAGUE PETROV DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKAEMIA
Byline: ALAN NIXON; JAMES NURSEY STILIYAN PETROV was told 'you can get through this' by top ref Mark Halsey, who beat cancer and got back to the Premier League. Halsey has already contacted Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish to offer his help after...
A Week Ago Stiliyan Was on the Pitch Paying Tribute to Muamba. Now the World of Football Is Praying for Him; SATURDAY 31.3.2012 MORE HEARTACHE FOR PREMIER LEAGUE PETROV DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKAEMIA
Byline: ALAN NIXON ; JAMES NURSEY STILIYAN PETROV was told 'you can get through this' by top ref Mark Halsey, who beat cancer and got back to the Premier League. Halsey has already contacted Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish to offer his help after...
Axed Flood: I'm Glad It's Stu; Rugby Union Rfu Revolution
Byline: ALEX SPINK HE is the most capped member of Stuart Lancaster's England squad - no thanks to the new full-time boss. In the Six Nations campaign that won Lancaster his dream job, Toby Flood had to make do with just one appearance. As a...
AXED FLOOD: I'M GLAD IT'S STU; RUGBY UNION RFU REVOLUTION Dumped by New Coach Lancaster. but He's Not Bitter
Byline: ALEX SPINK HE is the most capped member of Stuart Lancaster's England squad - no thanks to the new full-time boss. In the Six Nations campaign that won Lancaster his dream job, Toby Flood had to make do with just one appearance. As a...
Bigger thanThe Beatles? Paul the Other One; MACCA WARNING OVER 1D'S U.S. FAME
Byline: Clemmie Moodie; Sarah Tetteh; Ashleigh Rainbird SINCE embarking on their US crusade, One Direction have had a No1 smash, been mobbed by hordes of girls and have even been compared to The Beatles. But the young pretenders are, well, just...
Bigger thanThe Beatles? Paul the Other One; MACCA WARNING OVER 1D'S U.S. FAME
Byline: Clemmie Moodie; Sarah Tetteh ;Ashleigh Rainbird SINCE embarking on their US crusade, One Direction have had a No1 smash, been mobbed by hordes of girls and have even been compared to The Beatles. But the young pretenders are, well, just...
BIN LADEN 'FATHERED 4 CHILDREN WHILE ON THE RUN' Al-Qaeda Leader's Widow Reveals Details of 9/11 Killer's Secret Life
Byline: CHRIS HUGHES OSAMA bin Laden fathered four kids while on the run, one of his widows revealed. Details of the al-Qaeda leader's life as a fugitive in Pakistan are contained in the interrogation report of Amal Ahmed Abdel-Fatah al-Sada...
Blaze of Glory; Aaron Is Set to Leave the Village When He Admits Arson to Save Pal Adam from Jail
Byline: Tony Stewart EMMERDALE Mon-Fri ITV1 He was the first boy that Aaron ever tried to kiss even if he was sleeping with his sister Holly at the time. So, in a way, there will always be a strong bond with Adam. Although they've enjoyed...
Bold as Brass
Byline: Tess Daly * hanks to the recent mini heatwave and Easter just around the corner, it already feels like summer is in the air. I don't know about you, but high on a big dose of vitamin D, my mind has turned to the beach, which, of course,...
Bold as Brass; Style
Byline: Tess Daly Thanks to the recent mini heatwave and Easter just around the corner, it already feels like summer is in the air. I don't know about you, but high on a big dose of vitamin D, my mind has turned to the beach, which, of course, means...
Bold as Brass; Tess Daly
Byline: Tess Daly Thanks to the recent mini heatwave and Easter just around the corner, it already feels like summer is in the air. I don't know about you, but high on a big dose of vitamin D, my mind has turned to the beach, which, of course, means...
Bradford STING; ED'S BY-ELECTION BLOW GALLOWAY SHOCK WIN Rebel George Inflicts Remarkable Poll Defeat but He's Pelted with Eggs after 'Sick' Speech
Byline: TOM McTAGUE ANTI-WAR maverick George Galloway gave his rivals an electoral hiding yesterday in one of the biggest shocks in British political history. In a disastrous night for Labour leader Ed Miliband, hardliner Mr Galloway snatched...
BREAK-IN IRELAND; Burglaries on the Rise but Most Other Crimes Down
Byline: SARAH BARDON BURGLARIES and fraud are still rising as the recession bites, latest official figures have revealed. A report from the Central Statistics Office saw an almost 8% jump in burglary and related cases reported to the Garda compared...
Brogan Needs to Be Fixed
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY ALAN Brogan could miss the league play-offs if Dublin progress to the semi-finals. The star forward picked up a knock in last week's win over Donegal but it is feared to be more serious than first thought. Brogan had...
Brook's Worth a Look in Lincoln; VALUE DAVE MITCHELL on the 3.15 at Doncaster SCOPE
SINCE the mid-winter Dubai Festival has become established alongside the all-weather season, it's common for runners in the William Hill Lincoln (Doncaster 3.15) to go into this great old handicap with runs under their belts. This year half the...
BROWNIE POINTS; CELTIC V ST JOHNSTONE, TOMORROW, 12.45 Skipper Makes a Case for Under-Fire Lenny
Byline: RONNIE ESPLIN NEIL LENNON swerved his weekly press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with St Johnstone, and then accused the Scottish media of bias against the Parkhead club. The Celtic manager did not make himself available...
Brownie Points to Spl Table
NEIL LENNON swerved his weekly press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with St Johnstone and then accused the Scottish media of bias against the Parkhead club. The Celtic manager did not make himself available to discuss what could...
Bun Voyage
*ometimes it's the simple things which make a holiday. The things you can't do when you're at home, even when you have a day off. For me, when in France, there are few things more satisfying than walking with the kids to the local bakery first thing...
BUN VOYAGE; Barry Rabbetts Heads to Southern Brittany for Child-Friendly Camping P G and Croissants
Byline: Barry Rabbetts * ometimes it's the simple things which make a holiday. The things you can't do when you're at home, even when you have a day off. e For me, when in France, there are few things more satisfying than walking with the kids...
CANED BY THE HEADMASTER; Learn Your Lesson Boys. NEVER Take on Fergie When It Comes to Playing Any Mind Games
Byline: JOHN CROSS SIR ALEX FERGUSON has made a habit of getting under the skin of rival bosses with his mind games down the years. Roberto Mancini is the latest victim and anyone who dismisses mind games as an irrelevant sideshow does not understand...
Catalyze Lands a Lingfield Touch
Byline: CHRIS FORWOOD IT was a surprisingly busy week for the betting markets, highlighted by two big market moves at Lingfield on Wednesday. Catalyze was easily available at 6-1 in places early on for the six-furlong seller but by offtime was...
Change Brewing; STARBUCKS OVERHAULS 'COFFEE CLONE' STORES
Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT EXCLUSIVE STARBUCKS is to spend pounds 100million giving hundreds of stores a makeover to counter criticism that its outlets are coffee clones. Each of the American giant's branches in the UK will be given its own unique...
CITY ARE NOT HISTORY BOYS; O'Neill: Lack of Experience Will Tell
Byline: SIMON BIRD MARTIN O'NEILL says Roberto Mancini won't be derailed by Sir Alex Ferguson's mind games. But the Sunderland boss reckons the weight of history and expectation could be the biggest burden to Manchester City's title bid this...
Crossing Paths One More Time; SF Replay
Byline: PAT NOLAN CROSSMAGLEN may have been replay masters when winning the 2007 All-Ireland club title - but Garrycastle have already managed a similar feat this season. The Westmeath men drew last October's county final against Mullingar Shamrocks...
Dan's on the Run; Danny Miller Reveals All about Leaving Emmerdale Character Aaron, Who Takes the Rap for the Fire, Will This Week, and Whether His End Up in Prison or on the Run. Ther His on the Run
EMMERDALE Mon-Fri ITV1 'Why are you leaving the show? It was an incredibly difficult decision but I'm eager to explore other roles. Emmerdale has been like a second home to me ever since I joined and everybody has been very supportive. I'll miss...
Designer Mary Rose Backs a Blooming Great Cause
* y what a glorious week that was. If you were in any doubt that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, three days of 20C sunshine will swiftly convince you. Although I didn't need Mediterranean-style weather to make me aware it is...
DRED MISSED; TOMORROW NEWCASTLE V LIVERPOOL KO 1:30PM Rush: Carroll and Suarez Must Not Be Afraid to Miss a Few. Stay and Confident the Goals WILL Come
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON IAN RUSH claims Andy Carroll and Liverpool's misfiring forwards must not be afraid to miss. Scoring goals has been Liverpool's biggest problem during their disappointing Premier League campaign and they have managed just...
Dry Run for Final a Real Possibility; Nhl: Division 1b
Byline: PAT NOLAN Offaly v Clare CLARE manager Davy Fitzgerald will not finalise his team selection until shortly before tomorrow's Allianz League Division 1B tie with Offaly in Tullamore (2.30pm). 1B tie with Offaly in Tullamore (2.30pm)....
DUN DEAL? NONSENSE! Crusaders V D'gannon Sw, IRISH CUP SF Mourneview Park, 3pm Baxter: It Will Be a HUGE Task Beating Swifts & Booking Our Place in Final
Byline: DARREN FULLERTON CRUSADERS boss Stephen Baxter has ordered his players to ignore the bookies' odds for today's Irish Cup semi-final with Dungannon Swifts. The Crues are strong odds-on favourites to book their place in the blue riband...
England's Batsmen in Stormy Seas. but Now's NOT the Time to Wave Goodbye to Strauss
Byline: Ian Botham ENOUGH is enough. If England lose the second and final Test match in Colombo next week for the same reasons, I would be very surprised if National Selector Geoff Miller tolerates such total failure across an entire winter....
Escape Claws; Rock-Pooling for Crabs, Ice Creams and Paddling. Nicola Methven Finds Devon Is Heaven for Families
Byline: Nicola Methven * t felt like stepping back into the 1970s. After an eight-hour drive we got to Devon for our oldfashioned bucket and spade holiday and the sun even put in an appearance. You Not a lot had changed since the days when it...
Eton Set to Teach a Lesson
Byline: CHRIS BEECH ETON Forever is an uninspiring, if utterly logical selection to win the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster today. The Roger Varian-trained five-year-old is likely to be sent off favourite for the opening salvo of the Flat season,...
EUR A JOKE; No Manager, No Captain, No Rooney, No Fans. Pearce Left in Charge
Byline: Brian Reade NEXT Sunday will mark exactly two months until the opening game of Euro 2012. It will also be two months to the day since Fabio Capello walked out on the FA for stripping John Terry of his captaincy. theto Two months since...
EX-BHOY PETROV BATTLES KILLER CANCER; Shock for Villa Skipper
Byline: ALANA FEARON SOCCER fans were devastated last night to learn former Celtic star Stiliyan Petrov has acute leukaemia. The Bulgarian Aston Villa skipper, 32, was diagnosed with the potentially fatal blood cancer after developing a fever...
EXIT WOUNDS; TITLE RACE TO BE SETTLED THIS WEEKEND? Gers Gaffer McCoist Fears Uncertainty at Ibrox Will Lead to a Summer Exodus
Byline: GARY RALSTON M'Well v Rangers, 12.00 ALLY McCOIST fears the climate of uncertainty surrounding Rangers could lead to a mass player exodus this summer. Rangers have a host of players out of contract at the end of the season and with the...
FAKE GARDA GANG THREATEN TO BLOW MAN'S BRAINS OUT; Gun Aimed at Shop Owner
Byline: CATHAL McMAHON AN armed gang led by a fake garda threatened to blow a businessman's brains out in a terrifying raid. Matt Kavanagh said he is lucky to be alive after the mob boss held a gun to his chin and told him: "Next time there will...
Fans Come Up with the Right Jocky Sentiments
Byline: Alan Mckinlay YOUNGER viewers wondering why Jocky Wilson is held in such high regard by the darts fraternity might have been a little disappointed at the start of Sky's coverage of the Premier League in Cardiff on Thursday night. No one...
Fantastic Ms Fox
Emilia Fox, 37, who plays Dr Nikki Alexander, tells us how she copes with shooting macabre scenes in the thrilling but gory forensic drama scenes in th series series SILENT WITNESS Sun & Mon BBC1 9pm r What is exciting about the new series? I think...
Fight Game Is Less Colourful without Sugar
Byline: Barry McGuigan THE family and friends of Bert Sugar will gather in his adopted New York today to honour the life of a boxing legend. Sugar never threw a punch in his life, at least not in a ring, but he became as synonymous with the sweet...
Film Choice; MOVIES
Byline: Monty Smith HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE ITV1, Sunday, 6.10pm Easter must be around the corner - Harry's back in the cosy weekend teatime slot formerly reserved for James Bond Esq. And it couldn't happen to a nicer young man....
GANG OF THUGS ARE JAILED AFTER THEY KILLED 'FOR A BUZZ' Judge Condemns Evil Trio over Brutal Death of Polish Worker
Byline: CATHAL McMAHON A GANG of teenagers who beat up and killed a model worker "for the buzz" were jailed yesterday. Lukasz Rzeszutko, 27, was on his way to work two years ago when he was attacked and killed by three men. Martin Morgan,...
Go Camping EUR1 FOR JUST
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Go Camping FOR JUST 95p
SPRING is in the air and that can only mean one thing - our camping for 95p offer is back! This is your chance to explore the great outdoors with your family for just 95p per pitch per night. With over 250 sites available across the British Isles,...
GREEN WITH ENVY; TOMORROW'S ACTION Twitter Rivals Have Little Chance of Mares Success
Byline: PETER O'HEHIR LITTLE Green sets a decent standard in the Follow Limerick On Twitter Mares Hurdle tomorrow. The five-year-old has triumphed only once over hurdles, in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in February of last year. But her placed form...
How to Nurture Your Perfect Lawn
Byline: Diarmuid Gavin * ith this glorious weather we all want to rush out and start looking after our lawns. A lady stopped me yesterday and asked how she could green-up hers. Now we may be in for a rough time with our lawns because of hose...
I Am off on My [...]
* am off on my holidays tomorrow and I'm feeling my age in a big way! Mark and I have decided that holidays just seem to get more and more stressful the older we both get. We are workaholics so the thought of leaving work behind leaves us both with...
iBOD; Lonely O'Driscoll's Video Phone Chats to Wife Amy
Byline: SAM HAMILTON BRIAN O'Driscoll is constantly video chatting with wife Amy Huberman to stop him feeling lonely while she is in America. Actress Amy, 33, has landed a role in the pilot of top US comedy Animal Kingdom and is currently filming...
I CAN'T TRUST MARIO; TITLE RACE PROBLEMS ARE MOUNTING UP AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM Mancini Admits He Cannot Rely on Madcap Striker Balotelli
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL ROBERTO MANCINI admits he cannot trust Mario Balotelli as the Manchester City boss faces up to a striker crisis. Top scorer Sergio Aguero is out of today's clash with Sunderland after suffering an Achilles injury while...
I Knew I Could Dn't Go on Being So Obese. Docto Ors Warned Me I Had to Go on a Drastic Diet - or Die; EXCLUSIVE MIRROR ASTROLOGER AND THE WIZAR RD OF OZ STAR RUSSELL GRANT SAVED HIS OWN LIFE BY LOSING MORE THAN 10 STO ONE. BY RACHAEL BLETCHLY
Byline: RACHAEL BLETCHLY * USSELL Grant has been putting the finishing touches to his make-up in his dressing room at the London Palladium. He puts down the powder brush, adjusts his long, lilac robe then pushes his chair back from the illuminated...
I Thought It Was a BBQ but Then I Saw Diane . . Dashing around in Flames; FUEL CRISIS BLAZE HORROR OAP'S SHOCK AS MUM TURNED INTO FIREBALL FILLING JUG WITH PETROL
Byline: LUCY THORNTON ; LOUIE SMITH A MUM was set alight by petrol she hoarded on Francis Maude's advice. Diane Hill, 46, suffered 40% burns after pouring the fuel in her kitchen. Last night a neighbour told of the horrific moment she saw...
I Thought It Was a BBQ but Then I Saw Diane . . Dashing around in Flames; PETROL CRISIS FIREBALL MUM ROW OAP ON PETROL BLAZE HORROR FAMILY BLAME MAUDE BLUNDER
Byline: LUCY THORNTON ; LOUIE SMITH A NEIGHBOUR of petrol blaze mum Diane Hill last night told of the horrific moment she saw her run out of the house engulfed in a ball of flames. Pensioner Margot Johnston spoke as blundering minister Francis...
I Thought It Was a BBQ but Then I Saw Diane . . Dashing around in Flames; PETROL CRISIS FIREBALL MUM TRAGEDY OAP ON PETROL BLAZE HORROR FAMILY BLAME MAUDE BLUNDER
Byline: LUCY THORNTON ; LOUIE SMITH A NEIGHBOUR of petrol blaze mum Diane Hill last night told of the horrific moment she saw her run out of the house engulfed in a ball of flames. Pensioner Margot Johnston spoke as blundering minister Francis...
I Thought It Was a BBQ but Then I Saw Diane in Flames; OAP ON PETROL BLAZE HORROR FAMILY ANGER AT BLUNDER
Byline: LUCY THORNTON ; LOUIE SMITH A NEIGHBOUR of petrol blaze mum Diane Hill last night told of the horrific moment she saw her run out of the house engulfed in a ball of flames. Pensioner Margot Johnston said: "The first thing I saw was billowing...
Itv Sink Chelsea; TV Titanic Hits Blues
EXCLUSIVE By JOHN CROSS and MARTIN LIPTON CHELSEA'S hopes of silverware this season are in danger of being sunk by the Titanic. The Blues have been caught in the middle of a TV ratings war, which has forced Roberto Di Matteo's side to play their...
Johnston Transfer Back On
Byline: DARAGH O CONCHUIR REPORTS that Seanie Johnston's attempted transfer from Cavan to Kildare was over have proved wide of the mark after the former Breffni captain resubmitted his application to the Central Competitions' Control Committee yesterday....
JUSTICE FOR STEPHEN; Two Men Are Guilty of PSNI Man's Murder TOWN BURNS AFTER VERDICTS Widow Says Some Culprits Evaded the Law J TOWN BURNS AFTER VERDICTS
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE TWO men were beginning a life sentence last night for the cold-blooded murder of PSNI constable Stephen Carroll. But as Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton were jailed for shooting the 48-year-old, his widow Kate...
Kenny Tells Party Faithful to Hit the Road for YES Vote
Byline: SARAH BARDON ENDA Kenny last night called on the people of Ireland to vote "Yes" to the EU treaty as the referendum battle began. The Taoiseach appointed Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney as Fine Gael's campaign director for the vote....
LURED TO HIS DEATH; CARROLL MURDER PAIR GUILTY Men Convicted over Dissident Republican Ambush on Officer Terrorist Told Witness That 'A Cop's a Cop' before Attack
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE TWO men were found guilty yesterday of the murder of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll after "luring" him into a dissident republican ambush. Belfast Crown Court judge Lord Justice Girvan said a "combination of circumstances"...
LURED TO HIS DEATH; STEPHEN CARROLL MURDER PAIR GUILTY Men Convicted over Dissident Republican Ambush on Officer Terrorist Told Witness That 'A Cop's a Cop' before Attack
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE TWO men were found guilty yesterday of the murder of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll after "luring" him into a dissident republican ambush. Belfast Crown Court judge Lord Justice Girvan said a "combination of circumstances"...
MAD AS A SHATTER; HOUSEHOLD CHARGE D-DAY Thousands Set to March from Parnell Square on Fine Gael Ard Fheis Fury as Justice Minister Advises Protesters against Tax to 'Get a Life'
Byline: SARAH BARDON JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter caused fury last night when he told thousands of people protesting at the household tax to "get a life". Mr Shatter, who has vowed to lock up those who don't pay the EUR100, said he found it...
MARIOARA COPS FIND MURDER APARTMENT; Teenager Raped and Shot in Flat
Byline: CATHAL McMAHON DETECTIVES investigating the rape and murder of teenager Marioara Rostas have discovered a flat where she suffered horrendous abuse. The body of the tragic 18-year-old was discovered buried in the Wicklow Mountains in January....
Martinez: I'm Scared of Crouch
Wigan v Stoke today, kick-off 3pm By JIM O'BRIEN ROBERTO MARTINEZ fears Peter Crouch's bid to rekindle his England dreams could scupper Wigan's chances of Premier League survival. Stoke striker Crouch netted a magnificent volley against Manchester...
MIDSOMER MYSTERY; Horsewoman Injured in Shotgun Raid Just Weeks after Arson Attack on Village Home
Byline: EUAN STRETCH A WEALTHY equestrian was in hiding last night after being blasted in a shotgun attack which followed an arson raid on her pounds 300,000 home. Competitive showjumper Louise Leggatt, 54, was shot in the leg by someone hiding...
MOD SHOCKER; SPURS V SWANSEA TOMORROW, 4PM Redknapp Faces Fight to Stop City Nabbing His Star Man Boss Arsene Wenger to Face the Arsene Wenger to Fa Fa Fa Face The
Byline: DARREN LEWIS HARRY REDKNAPP admits Spurs face another big fight to hold on to Luka Modric this summer - this time from Manchester City. Blues boss Roberto Mancini revealed this week he is a big fan of the midfielder, 26, coveted by Chelsea...
Mod Shocker; Tottenham V Swansea Tomorrow, 4pm
Byline: DARREN LEWIS HARRY REDKNAPP admits Spurs face another big fight to hold on to Luka Modric this summer - this time from Manchester City. Blues boss Roberto Mancini revealed this week he is a big fan of the midfielder, 26, coveted by Chelsea...
MOD SHOCKER; TOTTENHAM V SWANSEA TOMORROW, 4PM Redknapp Faces Fight to Stop City Nabbing His Star
Byline: DARREN LEWIS HARRY REDKNAPP admits Spurs face another big fight to hold on to Luka Modric this summer - this time from Manchester City. Blues boss Roberto Mancini revealed this week he is a big fan of the midfielder, 26, coveted by Chelsea...
Moyes in One Fell Swoop; Prem Team News Everton V West Brom, Today, 3pm
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON DAVID MOYES admits he may have to take Marouane Fellaini out of the firing line to avoid him being suspended for Everton's FA Cup semi-final showdown with Liverpool. Fellaini will be banned for the April 14 clash at Wembley...
NO RUSH TO BE SAINTS' GAFFER; ALL LAST NIGHT'S ACTION but Mike Delighted at Wolves KO
Byline: TREVOR BAXTER Warrington 16 St Helens 28 MIKE RUSH insisted he doesn't want St Helens' coaching job full-time despite making it two wins out of two since Royce Simmons' sacking. But Rush and Keiron Cunningham look a safe pair of hands...
Oh, What a State Fine Gael Is In
Byline: Lord Henry So this is the weekend of blue-fest, otherwise known as the Fine Gael Ard Fheis. Our Taoiseach returns from China, whilst in his absence his Minister for Enforcement Phil Hogan has been behaving like a bull in a china shop. ...
People Say Recovery Is Tough on Me.It's Not, Day Dreams of Croker Get Me through; HURLING LEAGUE KILKENNY V GALWAY SAYS HENRY SHEFFLIN
Byline: PAT NOLAN HENRY SHEFFLIN'S comeback from injury is driven by the thought of the sun on his back in Croke Park, but he spares a thought for those who have more humble aspirations. After returning from cruciate ligament injuries on either...
PERVERT JAILED FOR SEX ATTACK 'WHILE ASLEEP' Sexsomnia Dad Gets 2yrs
Byline: DECLAN BRENNAN A PERVERT who claimed he suffered from "sexsomnia" was sentenced to three years' jail yesterday for sexually assaulting his cousin. Glen Smith, 26, said he was fast asleep when he carried out the vile attack. However,...
Playing in the Championship Is NOT Anuff! ROYALS' JOBI IS DESPERATE TO GO UP
Byline: MIKE WALTERS SPECIAL AGENT Jobi McAnuff has spent his entire career reaching for the skylight in the Championship. If Reading win this afternoon's promotion shoot-out at Upton Park, he will be halfway through the loft hatch and, like...
Refs' Bottle Goes at Sir's
Byline: Brian Reade I DON'T believe referees go to bed wearing Manchester United pyjamas (not after Howard Webb's wife threw his in the charity bag by mistake). acked Mark Hughes and Bolton sacked Gary Megson, despite most observers feeling both...
R-OVERJOYED; LEAGUE OF IRELAND ALL LAST NIGHT'S PREMIERSHIP ACTION Leave It Late as They Move Three Points Clear
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR Shamrock Rovers 2 Bohemians 0 GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI doesn't do League of Ireland, but he would have doffed his cap at Bohs' initial stubborn resistance. For 78 minutes they frustrated the life out of the champions with no-nonsense...
Sending a Contestant Home Is Terrible. It Makes Me Cry; LEGEND ON TV BATTLE
Byline: RACHAEL BLETCHLY WITH The Voice's four judges all battling to bag the same contestant, Will.i.am played his trump card - forgetting he was in the presence of Sir Tom Jones. Launching into an anecdote guaranteed to dazzle the wannabe into...
Sex & the Dublin City; IT'S GLAMOUR ALL THE WAY AS DEMELZA DE BURCA ENJOYS A TASTE OF THE NEW YORK HIGHLIFE IN THE HEART OF IRELAND
FANCY a Sex And The City experience? It may be nearly eight years since our favourite show wrapped but that doesn't mean our taste for the high life went with it. There's two ways an article like this could go but I'm going on the PG route. This...
Shels Have the Bottle for Battle
Byline: PAUL BUTTNER Shelbourne 1 St Pats Ath 1 SHELBOURNE showed their mettle to dig out a point with 10 men in a rousing Dublin derby at Tolka Park. Alan Mathews' side had to play for almost half an hour a man down after Glenn Cronin saw a...
Sligo Star Peers into the Future; Sligo Rvrs V Dundalk Premier, Tomorrow, 7.45
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR GAVIN PEERS claims nobody at Sligo Rovers is getting carried away by the club's best Premier Division start in 75 years. Notoriously slow starters under former boss Paul Cook, Sligo always finished the season like a train...
SPIES USED DARK ARTS TO COVER UP OUR MI6 SON'S MURDER; Family Breaks Silence over Body-in-Bag Codebreaker
Byline: TOM PETTIFOR BODY-in-the-bag spy Gareth Williams was assassinated by foreign agents "specialising in dark arts", his family sensationally claimed yesterday. They believe the agents used their counter-espionage training to destroy evidence...
Splits That Turned into Hits; STARS VENT OUT OVER BREAK-UPS
Byline: SAM HAMILTON ENRAGED Cheryl Cole certainly doesn't mince her words in her explosive new track Screw You. And while the star doesn't mention cheating ex Ashley Cole by name it's clear she's talking about the soccer star. The former...
Stars
Byline: RUSSELL GRANT Hi. If you've been having a difficult month with misunderstandings and confusion I'm hoping that April will prove easier for you, with recent misunderstandings more easily resolved once Mercury turns direct later this week....
Star Wears; CELEBS' FAVE LINGERIE LINE UNVEILED IN IRELAND
Byline: DEMELZA de BURCA STRAP yourselves in girls, it's time to flaunt your bra like the stars. What do Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Fergie all have in common? Apart from being four of the hottest talents in the world right now the ladies...
Sun Is No Fun for Fingal Bay
Byline: PHILIP HOBBS THIS hot, sunny weather may be fine for us, but it's no good for National Hunt horses. Obviously tracks do what they can to ease the ground by watering, but it's never the same as natural irrigation and the size of fields...
TAKE IT AS RED; D LEAGUE DIV 1A WATERFORD V DUBLIN I Was Embarrassed to Be Thrown Straight In
Byline: PAT NOLAN JOHN MULLANE admits being immediately restored to the Waterford team sits a little uneasy with him. The star corner-forward announced in January that he was taking a break from full-time training with Waterford due to family...
Tank Holiday; Petrol Crisis Panic at the Pumps
Byline: RYAN PARRY MILLIONS of Brits could be forced to abandon their Easter getaway plans as panic buying threatens to drain the nation's fuel supplies. As schools closed for the holidays, thousands of trips have already been cancelled as families...
THANK YOU; First Pic of Stricken Prem Star Muamba Sitting Up as Racist Tweeter Loses Appeal
Byline: STEPHEN WHITE THIS is the heartwarming image Fabrice Muamba's family, friends and millions of fans never thought they'd see just two weeks ago. The Bolton midfielder was pictured sitting up and smiling in his hospital bed for the first...
The Catholic Church Tell Us Gay People Will Go to Hell. My Son Is Gay. I'm Finished with All Religion; STATUS QUO SINGER BLASTS RELIGION & REVEALS LOVE OF ALL THINGS IRISH FRANCIS ROSSI ROCK LEGEND
Byline: DEMELZA de BURCA STATUS Quo frontman Francis Rossi has told how he turned his back on the Catholic Church because his son is gay. The veteran rocker, a father of eight, launched a blistering attack on the Church yesterday. He told...
The Last 5 Things I Bought. DJ AND MUM-OF-FOUR JO WHILEY, 45
1Half-pipe skate ramp We've invested in a half-pipe ramp. My sons and husband are utterly obsessed with skate boarding and there has been a long begging campaign from them all for a skate ramp. the design. I don t want one of those al ones ll the...
The Last 5 Things I Bought. DJ AND MUM-OF-FOUR JO WHILEY, 45
Byline: DIDI DANSO 1Half-pipe skate ramp We've invested in a half-pipe ramp. My sons and husband are utterly obsessed with skate boarding and there has been a long begging campaign from them all for a skate ramp. Now with the good weather...
The Ruff Guide to Brighton; AS NATIONAL PET MONTH STARTS NEXT SATURDAY, PRESLEY THE POOCH TAKES CATRIONA LEE ON A TRIP TO THE SOUTH COAST TO CELEBRATE
Byline: CATRIONA LEE It's a dog's life! Or so the saying goes. Especially when it comes to choosing between a weekend away and leaving my pet pal Presley behind. If you're one of the 31% of UK households that owns a dog, I'm sure you've faced...
The Team News
CARDIFF v MILLWALL Cardiff have no new injury or suspension worries. Striker Kenny Miller could return after shrugging off a minor ankle injury in midweek. Millwall are without on-loan Nick Montgomery (calf). Shane Lowry is pushing for a return...
The Team News 1
SHEFF WED v PRESTON Danny Batth (hamstring) is hoping for an Owls recall. Neil Mellor (knee) and Danny Mayor (muscle strain) are battling to be fit in time for Preston but Barry Nicholson (hamstring) is out. BOURNEMOUTH v YEOVIL Matt Tubbs and Donal...
THE TEAM NEWS; Npower CHAMPIONSHIP
CARDIFF v MILLWALL Cardiff have no new injury or suspension worries. Striker Kenny Miller could return after shrugging off a minor ankle injury in midweek. Millwall are without on-loan Nick Montgomery (calf). Shane Lowry is pushing for a return...
This Terrible Fall Ko'd and Crushed Me. I Died SEVEN Times En Route to Hospital; NEWSBOY'S SATURDAY AFTERNOON FEVER HYWEL DAVIES EXCLUSIVE
AS medics strove to resuscitate Fabrice Muamba following his collapse at White Hart Lane a fortnight ago, Grand National legend Hywel Davies couldn't help but let his mind drift back to the day he too nearly died on his own field of dreams. Back...