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 March 5, 1996

A BRAT CALLED BRENDA; DAY 2 OF THE JOHN TRAVOLTA STORY; Spoilt Kid's First Love Kicked Him in Pants
AGED 12 WHEN schoolboy John Travolta set eyes on a pretty 13-year-old classmate he said instantly: "She's the one that I want." But the star wasn't the Mr Cool he is today - and ended up getting a kick in the backside when his chat-up line backfired....
Adding Fun to the Equation; Numbers Game Takes Boredom out of Maths
MATHS rarely features in most children's top ten fun subjects but pupils at one Hampshire school cannot tear themselves away from it. Youngsters at Wyvern community college, in Fair Oak, are hooked on a numerical version of Scrabble called Arithmatrix,...
BOB CALLS COPS OVER PAULA; She Hurls Rock in Bust-Up over His Lover
SUPERSTAR Bob Geldof set the police on estranged wife Paula Yates after she hurled a rock through the front window of his pounds 750,000 mansion. Paula - now pregnant by INXS singer Michael Hutchence - had turned up on Geldof's doorstep and unleashed...
CANTOONA!; United Goal King Eric Has Tyne of His Life; NEWCASTLE MAN UTD
THEY were singing in Geordieland last night but the words were a death knell to the Toon Army. One of their beloved anthems was suddenly taken over by Manchester United fans, who sang 'The Frog on the Tyne's All Mine, All Mine' in celebration of...
FAI in Night of Hell
IRISH soccer's board of control fell like a house of cards last night - as the FAI ended up in complete disarray. On an incredible night at Merrion Square, the five-strong executive officer board was rocked by two resignations, an intent to quit...
Ferdie Facing a Nightmare
LES Ferdinand is facing the biggest test of his career. He has to dispel the nagging doubts that continue to hang over him. The man who had done so much to steer his team into a seemingly unassailable championship lead is suddenly floundering in...
FIRED FOR SHOOTING B&Q CAT; Terrified Puss Gets the Boot
THREE workers at a DIY super-store have been fired after a stray cat was shot at with an air rifle. B&Q manager Stephen Amos was called from his bed twice when Smokey the moggy set off a burglar alarm at the giant shop. He is alleged to have...
Forest on Breadline!
From DAVID MOORE SKIPPER Stuart Pearce and the rest of Nottingham Forest's players will be the paupers of Europe when they face Bayern Munich here in Germany tonight. Forest's bonus for beating the German giants over two legs in their UEFA Cup...
FROG ON THE TYNE; Eric the Red Strikes after United Hold off Onslaught
Newcastle Man Utd ERIC CANTONA last night showed the whole foreign legion in England that he's still the General of Goals. The Manchester United star has gone from incredible highs to career- threatening lows in an amazing roller-coaster ride....
FROG ON THE TYNE!; Now Oui Can Do It
ERIC CANTONA clinically and cruelly took the Championship out of Kevin Keegan's grasp last night. King Eric scored one of the most crucial goals of his career to leave Keegan's Tyneside heroes heartbroken. Newcastle are now only one point ahead...
FTSE-100 Share Index Closed Up 15.9 at 3768.6
TO hear the latest Stock Exchange prices dial 0891 3452 then the two numbers to the LEFT of each share. Calls cost (per minute) 39p cheap rate, and 49p at all other times. 03 Abbey Nat. 562.0 -19.0 05 Allied Dom. 514.0 +3.0 06 Amstrad 215.0...
Gary's the Phantom of Wembley
GARY SPEED is ready to do a Gazza - by wearing a Phantom of the Opera mask at Wembley later this month. Leeds' Welsh international was warned that he faced a three-month lay- off after smashing his cheekbone against Port Vale a fortnight ago. ...
How They Rated
COLIN DIBALL with his exclusive Mirror Sport ratings from the big showdown at St James' Park. Srnicek 7: Might have expected to have more to do. Hardly tested and not to blame for the goal. Barton 6: Had his hands full with Giggs but gave as...
Hunk Status Goes with the Territory; INTERVIEW; Daniel Benzali
Murder One (BBC2, 9.10pm) BALD, middle-aged and with an ever-expanding waistline, he is an unlikely heartthrob. But Daniel Benzali looks set to follow in the footsteps of Telly Savalas as a hairless sex symbol. How will he handle his hunk...
I Won't Pay Her a Penny
WILD Australian singer MICHAEL HUTCHENCE has built up a fortune estimated at pounds 30million-plus. More than 22million of his albums have been sold, and he has homes in France, Hong Kong and Sydney. The INXS star also made a cash killing from Paul...
Kildare Can Still Scare!
AT the risk of being shot down, I'm willing to give them one last chance. That's Kildare - eternal bridesmaids and the most maligned football county in Ireland. But after watching two of their last three league matches, I'm convinced there is...
KL-INSULT; He Wouldn't Sign Name for My Mum
By STEVE STONE STEVE STONE last night spoke of the humiliating snub he suffered at the hands of German superstar Jurgen Klinsmann. Nottingham Forest's England winger comes face to face with Klinsmann tonight in the UEFA Cup clash against Bayern...
Marje
He lusted, lost and now he's so scared F ROM the moment I met her, I've secretly lusted after my wife's sister. I love my wife and we have been married nine years. Her sister is married to a dead boring man. She jokes about his lack of interest...
Matthew Wright
SMALLS WONDER FOR GAZ HAS Gary Barlow developed a fear of being hit by a bus? The Take That songwriter used to wear hideous blue thermals, but that's all changed now he's going solo. Gary, 25, explains: "I've really got into undies. I was...
MONEY:Bash, Smash, Piles of Cash; Paul Finds Road from Wrecks to Riches
PAUL Ciardiello was driving cars at 12. At 14 he was repairing and rebuilding them instead of going to school. Because he had no qualifications, he couldn't get a job in a garage anywhere. Yet today Paul is a self-made millionaire. He runs...
MONEY: Keep an Eye on Your Bank; One in Three Small Firms Overcharged
BRITAIN'S big banks announced record profits last week, yet too many customers still receive shoddy treatment. More than one in four people were victims of bank error last year, says the Consumers' Association. It found that one in eight customers...
MONEY:Ringing Up a Saving; Where Talk Is Cheaper
PHONE wars are making it better - and cheaper - to talk. These days, it's possible to enjoy a chat with your friends or relatives in the USA or Australia for little more than the cost of a local call. The cost of phoning has been falling ever since...
MONEY:Take the Chill off Your Bills; Hold Down Your Bills
MILLIONS of families face a real struggle getting through the next few months. For this is when household expenses peak as the winter heating bills drop through the letter-box. As a result, it's also the time when your bank account is most likely...
Muster Be Love
TENNIS star Thomas Muster flew to London to keep a date with Fergie, the Daily Mirror can reveal. The handsome blond six footer - known on the tennis circuit as Raging Bull - slipped into Gatwick airport after phoning the duchess three times to...
MY ANFIELD NIGHTMARE; `Injury Has Ruined My Kop Dream and Cost Me Chance of European Glory'
JAMIE REDKNAPP awoke from his four-month injury nightmare yesterday then said: "I thought my season was in ruins." The Liverpool and England golden boy feared his torn hamstring would cost him his chance for glory with club and country. Redknapp,...
My Sons Need Me . .How Can a Foreign Court Take Them Away; LOVE-TUG MUM BETRAYED BY SYSTEM
A DISTRAUGHT British mother is fighting a desperate battle in a Greek court to win back custody of her two sons. Beverley White, 34, was left penniless and heartbroken when Elias, eight, and seven-year-old Alexander, were handed over to her estranged...
No Gays on Parade
GOVERNMENT ministers yesterday used the results of a forces survey on homosexuality to insist they would never lift a ban on gays serving in the military. Armed Forces minister Nicholas Soames pledged to "fight every inch of the way" to prevent...
NO GAYS ON PARADE; Changing Law Won't Stop the Fear and Ignorance
THE whole of society will have to change its attitudes before gays will be accepted in the Services. It is no good just changing the law to allow homosexuals to serve openly without changing attitudes to sexuality. It is not really anybody's...
`Pity Led Artist to Her Death'
ARTIST Imelda Riney took pity on the homeless O'Donnell. The young drifter had been sleeping rough on his return to Ireland after his release from an English jail. He told 29-year-old Imelda he was on the run and wanted for robbery and stabbing...
Pounds 10 MILLION BENN V EUBANK; They'll Bank Pounds 3.5m Each, Says Hearn
NIGEL BENN and Chris Eubank were last night told they can pick up pounds 3.5 million apiece to stage British boxing's grudge fight of the century. That's the amazing jackpot that could lure both men into the ring for a dramatic third showdown. ...
Satan Gave Me Power to Walk on the Water; I Can Also Kill Cats Just by Looking at Them Says Drifter Accused of Murdering Three
TRIPLE murder suspect Brendan O'Donnell confessed yesterday: "I'm possessed by the devil." The 21-year-old drifter told a court how, as a child, he prayed to Satan. He told of nightmare visions and voices in his head. And he listed the amazing...
STALKER'S LETTER OF HATE; Jail for Fiend Afterhe Plagues Victim for 3 Years
By JOE ROBERTS AN OBSESSED stalker, who was jailed for three years yesterday, sent his victim a chilling hate letter during his long reign of terror. Evil Anthony Burstow reminded 28-year-old Tracey Sant that every time she looked over her shoulder...
STUFF BENN; Chris Turns His Back Offer for Grudge Fight on Pounds 3.5m with Nigel
BENN V EUBANK FIGHT ONE NOVEMBER 18, 1990 IT'S WAR at Birmingham's NEC as underdog Eubank pulls off a stunning ninth-round stoppage in a momentous, brutal encounter for the WBO middleweight crown. Eubank absorbs heavy punishment in the early...
THE MOST CALLOUS CRIME; Judge Slams Cop Who Killed Family ..Then Tried to Blame His Son
A KILLER cop who massacred his family and tried to frame his teenage son was jailed for 20 years yesterday. John Torney was branded a cold hearted killer by Lord Justice Carswell who told him: "It is the most callous crime it has ever been my misfortune...
The War Zone
ONE moment of brilliance from Eric Cantona opened up the race for the Premiership title last night - and put Manchester United in the driving seat. It was the controversial Frenchman who fired the bullet that ended Newcastle's 100 per cent home...
TRAGIC ROSIE JUST A MILE FROM HOME; Rap for Cops as Body Is Found
POLICE who hunted missing five-year-old Rosie McCann for seven weeks were under fire last night after her body was found just one mile from her home. Blue-eyed Rosie, still in her red pyjama bottoms, was wrapped in a plastic bag dumped on scrubland...
Vini-Ster of Sport; FIFA Demand to See MIRROR SPORT Dossier; Jones Called on to Help Clean Up Football
VINNIE JONES was last night shell-shocked at being invited to become Britain's Henry Kissinger of Sport. Jones, who pioneered a clean-up crusade in his Mirror column, is looking forward to takling his battle into Europe. He will speak at a government-backed...
Waste Left Us High and Dry
I HAVE just received a pounds 368 bill from South West Water for the coming year. Yet, with summer still months away, we are still under a hosepipe ban and a threat of drought restrictions. Our authority has also admitted losing millions of gallons...