The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from February 6, 2004

[0] Football: Art of the Inspiring Half-Time Pep-Talk: First, How to Do It
SIR ALEX FERGUSON MANCHESTER UNITED were 1-0 down in the 1999 Champions League final, and Fergie told his troops: "At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you and you'll not even able to touch it if we lose. And...
[0] Football: FINAL INSULT; Leeds Fans Fury as UEFA Award Turkey Champions League Climax
Byline: Martin LIPTON DISGUSTED Leeds fans voiced their outrage at UEFA last night after the current home of Galatasaray was awarded next year's Champions League Final. The 80,000-capacity Ataturk Stadium, where Galatasaray have played since...
1AM NEWS - TIDE TERROR; 16 Chinese Cocklers Feared Drowned on Killer Sandbank
Byline: JOHN KELLY UP to 16 people were feared drowned last night after becoming trapped by a rising tide in one of Britain's most dangerous bays. The cocklers were believed to be illegal Chinese immigrants. The alarm was raised by one of...
37 Killed in Crush at China Festival
A CHINESE Lantern Festival ended in disaster yesterday when at least 37 people were trampled to death on a bridge packed with spectators. The accident happened at a park in a suburb of Beijing where hundreds of revellers flocked to the bridge decked...
3am: HURT'S A REAL PAIN..; Boozy Luvvie Acts Up with 3am Girls
Byline: WITH JESSICA CALLAN, EVA SIMPSON AND NIKI WALDEGRAVE WE'VE met some hell-raisers in our time, but none comes close to that "crazy old fool" John Hurt. We caught up with the sozzled star at the Empire Film Awards on Wednesday night where...
ABBEY GRABIT; Lender Takes ONE Minute to Up Rates*
Byline: CLINTON MANNING, Business Editor BANKS were accused of "pure greed" last night after rushing to raise the mortgages of millions of home-buyers, the day that rates went up. The row erupted after the Bank of England raised interest rates...
AFFLECK-TED BY LOVE; Ben Curse Wrecks Sexy Co-Stars Relationships
Byline: DREW MacKENZIE in New York IN Hollywood, they simply call it the "Affleck curse". The actor's sexy co-stars have had an incredible run of bad luck when it comes to their own love lives - including those he dated. Whether it's purely coincidence...
Allie Is All Heart; MUM TELLS OF HER BRAVE LITTLE GIRL'S FIGHT TO SURVIVE
Byline: FIONA WYNNE WHEN Ann Haig's daughter Allie was born with Down Syndrome her first reaction was to burst into laughter. To most this response seems strange and maybe even cruel, but Ann had devoted her life to teaching children with Down...
BOOK REVIEWS: PLAYING THE RACE CARD; THE LAST JUROR by John Grisham (Century, Pounds 17.99) HHHH
Byline: ANDREA HENRY In 1992, an American author was launching his first legal thriller in the UK, a book he'd written while working long hours in a Mississippi law practice. Film rights had already been sold for $600,000 in the US and over there...
Boxing: If Lennox Hadn't Walked onto McCall's Punch in '94, He Might Have Been the Greatest of Them All
Byline: BARRY McGUIGAN I AM sad to see him go but delighted he is quitting the ring. There was nothing left for Lennox Lewis to prove. In terms of natural talent Lewis was up there with Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and...
CALL THIS JUSTICE?; Scandal of Car-Killer Migrant
Byline: GEOFFREY LAKEMAN THE family of a nine-year-old boy run over and left to die by an illegal immigrant were outraged after he was sentenced to just two years' jail yesterday. Algerian Kamel Kadri, 38, who had no insurance, licence or MoT,...
CANCER ERROR TEENAGER DIES; Four Doctors Missed Girl's Fatal Tumour
Byline: GREIG CAMERON A TEENAGE girl has died of cancer after four GPs failed to spot a tumour. Kate Orme, 19, visited her health centre repeatedly with stomach pains and tiredness over a period of six months. By the time she was diagnosed...
Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: Get Away ..in the UK; IF the Dreary Weather Is Beginning to Get You Down, What You Need Is a Weekend Away. Armed with a Budget of Pounds 130 per Person, We Logged on to Find Some Great Two-Night Breaks in February to Help You Get Away from It All. We've Rated Our Fab Finds out of Five to Help You Decide. Now All You Have to Do Is Get Yourself There
www.blakes-cottages.co.uk What they found for us: Hawthorn Cottage in Clovelly, North Devon. An attractive apartment complex in 10 acres of gardens. Cost: pounds 110 (total cost for cottage) Site comments: We typed in two nights in North Devon...
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Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: Roots Mappers; 10 TOP SITES FOR TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE
Byline: CHRIS PRICE TRAVELLING back in time to learn how your family used to live is easier than ever. The Net opens a window to the past and genealogical websites have become the third most popular in the UK - after porn and gardening. Here...
CD REVIEWS AND MUSIC: Hear It - Norah's Homecoming; NORAH JONES Feels like Home HHHH
Byline: GAVIN MARTIN You can't argue with quality and when Norah Jones delivered her sleek, sensual debut album Come Away With Me in 2002, there was certainly no dispute over its merits. The daughter of Indian world music legend Ravi Shankar, the...
CD Reviews and Music: Propheteering; Welsh Metal Outfit the Lost Prophets Are out to Reclaim Led Zep's Old Glory
Byline: GAVIN MARTIN The Lost Prophets' frontman Ian Watkins is on a mission. The Welsh nu-metal group's 2001 debut album, The Fake Sound Of Progress, was a collection of demos which turned them into the homegrown band most likely to make a dent...
Charles Was Always Cheating on Me. It Was Tough When I Was Pregnant. but I Still Love Him; EXCLUSIVE: Lady Brocket Reveals All on Life with Sex-Mad Toff
Byline: TANITH CAREY US Editor in Puerto Rico LORD Brocket was not the obvious candidate to emerge as a sex symbol. A middle-aged toff with a dodgy past, it seemed unlikely the public would even warm to him. But Sir Charles Ronald George Nall-Cain,...
DEREK WATSON's COLUMN: Part-Time Football Is the Only Answer
Byline: DEREK WATSON IT'S a pity that David Taylor isn't a betting man or the sort that sues to upgrade a gift. If he was embroiled in some Fergie-like dispute with two billionaires maybe somebody would be asking 99 questions about Scottish football...
Des Kelly's Column: Blind Faith Needed If Your Club's a Big Joke
Byline: Des Kelly TOTTENHAM have signed David Blunkett. They wanted someone who could hold on to a lead. If you think that was a bad gag, there will be plenty more flying through the ether by text or email before the day is out. Such is the wonder...
DON'T BUDGIE; Dancing Parrot Told to Keep Still or He'll Burst a Hernia
Byline: NICOLA TALLANT ROCCO the dancing parrot has been banned from strutting his stuff - in case he bursts a hernia. The singing and talking umbrella cockatoo loves nothing better than to ruffle a few feathers by shaking a leg along to his...
Driven: LANDS TREND; Secret Designs Reveal Fantastic 4x4 Line-Up
Byline: Mike Rutherford THESE are the Land Rovers you could see on - and off - British roads within 10 years. The detailed images were not invented by an optimistic artist attempting to predict the shape of things to come from the world's most...
Dr Miriam: I Must Conquer This Dog Phobia; LETTER OF THE DAY
Byline: Miriam Stoppard I'M 52 and all my life I've never been able to overcome my terror of dogs. I've tried hypnosis and psychotherapy, without success. This phobia is horrible and I've been restricted in all kinds of ways because of it....
Dr Miriam: MIRIAM'S PHOTO CASEBOOK - HERE'S MIRIAM'S VERDICT
Byline: Miriam Stoppard AS Paul Newman said, which man would go out to eat burgers if there's steak at home? So I'm never quite sure why a woman feels so affronted when she discovers her husband has been visiting a prostitute. The typical reaction...
Dvd Reviews: Out of Their League
Byline: JESSICA MELLOR THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (12, VHS pounds 14.99/DVD pounds 15.99 (one disc)/DVD pounds 22.99 (two disc) HH It just goes to show what a gamble the whole Hollywood game is when you look at a film like The League...
DVD REVIEWS: YOUR TOP FIVE... ROCK MOVIES; ROCK MOVIES with the Release of School of Rock, Ticket Reader FRANK SUADWA, of Shipley, West Yorkshire, Is a Winner with His Five Favourite Rock Movies
Byline: FRANK SUADWA 1. THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) The movie that showed that you didn't need to lay your gags on with a trowel in order to parody as the British heavy metal circus was absurd enough. Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael...
Eat to the Beat
To celebrate the release this week of the new Jack Black comedy School Of Rock, The Ticket has teamed up with that most rocking of restaurants, the Hard Rock Cafe. We've got 50 pairs of vouchers for meals up for grabs. You and a friend could be...
Football: Art of the Inspiring Half-Time Pep-Talk: First, How to Do It
SIR ALEX FERGUSON MANCHESTER UNITED were 1-0 down in the 1999 Champions League final, and Fergie told his troops: "At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you and you'll not even able to touch it if we lose. And...
FOOTBALL: A TALE OF 2 CITIES; CIS CUP SEMI-FINAL SPECIAL: HIBS 1 RANGERS 1, A Bobby's Men Dump Celts in Capital. Now They Do Double over Old Firm ET: HIBS WIN 4-3 ON PENS
Byline: CHIEF SPORTS WRITER Iain Campbell A SUDDEN death penalty miss by Frank de Boer sent Hibs into their first League Cup final in 13 years. Rangers' newest signing was left in agony after watching his crucial spot- kick rebound off the post...
Football: A TALE OF 2 CITIES; CIS CUP SEMI-FINAL SPECIAL: HIBS 1 RANGERS 1, A ET: HIBS WIN 4-3 ON PENS Bobby's Men Grab Rare Win in Glasgow to Complete Old Firm Double
Byline: Iain Campbell A SUDDEN-DEATH penalty miss by Frank de Boer sent Hibs into their first League Cup final in 13 years. Rangers' newest signing was left in agony after watching his crucial spot- kick rebound off the post to leave the Hibs...
Football: BIG DUNC: I'LL SUE; Ferguson Fights to Clear His Name over Race Slur
Byline: DAVID MADDOCK DUNCAN Ferguson is set to take legal action to clear his name after being accused of racism. Fulham lodged an official complaint against him to the FA yesterday, but the Everton striker vehemently denies allegations he racially...
Football: Dial M for Macken; MIRROR SPORT EXCLUSIVE: City Hero Wants Ireland Chance DUNNE URGES KERR TO GIVE JON A CALL
Byline: Michael SCULLY JON Macken took another step towards a possible Irish call-up when he headed Manchester City into the FA Cup fifth round. And new room mate Richard Dunne believes the striker has what it takes to play at the highest level....
Football: FINAL INSULT; Leeds Fans Fury as UEFA Award Turkey Champions League Climax
Byline: Martin LIPTON DISGUSTED Leeds fans voiced their outrage at UEFA last night after the current home of Galatasaray was awarded next year's Champions League final. The 80,000-capacity Ataturk Stadium will host Europe's biggest game of the...
Football: GERRARD: I MUST MAKE MY MARK
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON STEVEN Gerrard is a scowler more than a smiler. But the one thing that the Liverpool midfielder cannot even bear to think about is not making his mark as Anfield skipper. For the Huyton-born Gerrard, being handed the captaincy...
Football: Giggs on Guard for Derby Tie
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL RYAN GIGGS hailed Manchester City's comeback as the greatest in FA Cup history and said the fifth-round showdown with Manchester United could also be a classic. City's reward for coming from 3-0 down to beat Spurs 4-3...
FOOTBALL: Henrik: I'd Think Twice about SPL
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL HENRIK Larsson last night admitted he probably wouldn't have signed for Celtic had Scottish football been in its current crisis seven years ago. The Swedish hero confesses he would have been far more inclined to jump ship...
FOOTBALL: HIBS HIT THE FINAL SPOT; Hibs 1 Rangers 1 (AET) Hibs Won 4-3 on Penalties Gers out as De Boer Misses Again
Byline: TIM GORDON AN astonishing evening at Hampden Park saw Hibernian book their place in the CIS Insurance Cup final with a penalty shoot-out victory over holders Rangers. In the end, the Old Firm's six-year domination of the domestic trophies...
Football: HOW KEV GAVE CITY BACK THEIR PRIDE; THE FA CUP'S GREATEST-EVER COMEBACK: TEAM TALK THAT MADE HISTORY
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL and MARTIN LIPTON IT will go down in football history as one of the greatest half-time team-talks, the 15-minute sermon which inspired the greatest comeback the FA Cup has witnessed. But Kevin Keegan did not employ his...
FOOTBALL: HOW KEV GAVE CITY BACK THEIR PRIDE; 'They Gave Everything'
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL and MARTIN LIPTON IT will go down in football history as one of the greatest half-time team-talks, the 15-minute sermon which inspired the greatest comeback the FA Cup has witnessed. But Kevin Keegan did not employ his...
FOOTBALL: I Don't Need a Real Deal .. Just as Long as It's Warmer Than Glasgow; HENRIK STILL WAITING FOR A HOT OFFER WHERE TO NEXT FOR CELTIC'S SWEDISH STAR
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL HENRIK Larsson last night confessed there is nothing he would love more than taking a Spanish stroll when his seven years with Celtic come to an end in the summer. The Swedish hero though is worried that his dream of a place...
Football: I Don't Want to Be Remembered as a Liverpool Captain Who Won No Titles; EXCLUSIVE: STEVEN GERRARD ON WHY MEDALS ARE SO VITAL
Byline: Martin Lipton STEVEN GERRARD is a scowler more than a smiler. But the one thing that the Liverpool midfielder cannot even bear to think about is not making his mark as Anfield skipper. For the Huyton-born Gerrard, being handed the captaincy...
Football: I Turned Down United Once. but I Certainly Wouldn't Do It Now Says HENRIK LARSSON
Byline: CHRIS ROBERTS HENRIK Larsson has revealed that he turned down a move to Manchester United to stay with Celtic - but it is unlikely he would do that now given the state of the Scottish game. The striker will finally sever his links with...
Football: Jon in Fear of Sinking 'Pool
Byline: DAVID MADDOCK LIVERPOOL defender Jon Otsemobor fears he could blow his own Champions League chances for next season. The youngster moved to Bolton on loan for the rest of the season, and could face his own club this weekend. If selected,...
Football: Mendieta Eyes Euro Chance
Byline: SIMON BIRD GAIZKA Mendieta has told Middlesbrough they must qualify for Europe if they are to become an "important" club. The Spanish international has warned that the Carling Cup final must not distract Boro from climbing into the top...
Football: Robbo Will Soldier On
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON EDDIE GRAY has had clear-the-air talks with Paul Robinson to reassure him about his Leeds future. Robinson was left bemused on Monday when a pounds 2million transfer to Tottenham broke down at the last minute. The England...
Football: ROBBO WILL SOLDIER ON; Writing Straight from the Heart
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON EDDIE GRAY has had clear-the-air talks with Paul Robinson to reassure him about his Leeds future. Robinson was left bemused on Monday when a pounds 2million transfer to Tottenham broke down at the last minute. The England...
Football: TINKERMAN TO.. THINKERMAN
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON CLAUDIO RANIERI last night revealed he wants to be known as the 'Thinkerman' rather than the 'Tinkerman'. The Chelsea boss has earned the nickname 'Tinkerman' because he constantly chops and changes his starting line-up...
Football: Win a Chance to Shoot the Puck
EVER fancied a chance of shooting a puck at goal in front of a packed Odyssey Arena? Think you could shoot accurately at a target? If so, your skill could be rewarded with a brand new Rover Streetwise! Our fantastic "Shoot the Puck" competition,...
GAA: O'Connor: I've No Interest in Counihan's Rant, I've My Own Worries; KINGDOM BOSS SPEAKS OUT
Byline: Jackie CAHILL KERRY boss Jack O'Connor has moved to distance himself from scathing remarks made by former Kingdom selector Sean Counihan about the current Cork team. In his weekly newspaper column, Counihan labels Billy Morgan's Cork...
Glassed in the Loo; WOMAN'S FACE SLASHED BY LOVE RIVAL
Byline: AZRA NASEEM A LECTURER who slashed a love rival in the face and neck with glass must do community service or go to jail, a court ruled yesterday. Melanie Adams, 42, pleaded guilty to assaulting Caroline O'Hanrahan in a ladies loo during...
Golf: ERNIE'S SO NEAR TO A 59
Byline: LEE WEST ERNIE ELS fired a European Tour record-equalling 12-under-par 60 to hold a four-stroke lead after the opening round of the Heineken Classic. "It was one of those special rounds,'' said the South African world No.3, who carded...
Grammys Give Janet the Boot; Boob Flasher Jackson Dropped by TV Bosses
Byline: DREW MacKENZIE in NEW YORK BOOB flasher Janet Jackson has been given the boot by the Grammys. The producers of the music awards show have caved in to pressure from the CBS network to axe breast- baring Jackson. She was dumped just...
Hollywood News
Byline: ALUN PALMER It is not exactly the perfect epitaph for Peanuts (right) cartoonist Charles Schultz. But his death has provided the inspiration for a new movie which mixes animation and real life. Imaginary children will see a cartoonist's...
Interview: Hot Gossip; Why Former Bros Star Luke Goss Has Turned to Crime in the New Gangster Film Charlie
Byline: DAVID EDWARDS Long before Blue or Westlife, Bros were the boy band who played havoc with the hormones of a million teenage girls. From 1988 to 1992, the group topped the charts with songs such as When Will I Be Famous? and I Owe You Nothing....
Interview: JACK THE BAD; JACK NICHOLSON'S FEMALE CONQUESTS ARE THE STUFF OF LEGEND, AS REFLECTED IN HIS NEW ROLE
Byline: PAUL FISCHER For a legendary Hollywood lothario who is as celebrated for his extraordinary love life as his films, this is a perfect example of art imitating life. In his latest film, Something's Gotta Give, Jack Nicholson plays an ageing...
Interview: SLAYING 'EM; BUFFY STAR ALYSON HANNIGAN PUTS VAMPIRES BEHIND HER TO APPEAR ON THE WEST END STAGE
Byline: ANNA DAY It wasn't the best way to find you were out of a job. Sitting at home, Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Alyson Hannigan read in a magazine the announcement by her co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar that the series was at an end. The nature...
IRAQ WAR FARCE: A LIAR OR AN IDIOT: NOT A BIG ISSUE; Hoon Says 45-Minute WMD Claim Was 'Not of Great Concern to British People' .. and He Even Managed to Miss THESE
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN Deputy Political Editor GEOFF Hoon said yesterday he did not believe the 45-minute WMD claim was important enough to discuss with Tony Blair as Britain prepared to strike Iraq. Shrugging off blame for failing to tell the...
Iraq War Farce: The Betrayal of Our Troops: The Families of 58 Heroes Are Asking: Did All Our Loved Ones Die for a Lie?; Bravo Two Zero Hero Says Our Soldiers Will Now Start to Think Twice about Sacrifices
Byline: ANDY McNAB IF the intelligence on Iraq proves to be wrong, it will be the greatest blow to military families in living memory. The loss of the 58 men in the Iraq war so far is already hard enough for their loved ones to cope with. But...
IRAQ WAR FARCE: TROOPS' BETRAYAL: The Families of 58 Heroes Are Asking: Did All Our Loved Ones Die for a Lie?; BRAVO TWO ZERO HERO SAYS OUR SOLDIERS WILL NOW START TO THINK TWICE ABOUT SACRIFICES
Byline: ANDY McNAB IF the intelligence on Iraq proves to be wrong, it will be the greatest blow to military families in living memory. The loss of the 58 men in the Iraq War so far is already hard enough for their loved ones to cope with. But...
I Refuse to Be Des O'connor, Says Lydon: Quitty Vacant
Byline: ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS in Queensland, Australia JOHN Lydon sensationally quit the jungle claiming he didn't want to become the next Des O'Connor. The orange-haired punk bragged he was the best contestant and was horrified at the thought of...
I Still Have Nightmares about the Fire That Killed My Katelyn.I Wake Up and Can Smell the Smoke; JACKIE REVEALS PAIN OF LOSING HER GIRL
Byline: PAUL CLARKSON DISTRAUGHT Jackie Ryan knows she will never be able to forget the night a firebomb killed her daughter Katelyn. As cowardly Patrick Slattery, 22, spent the first day of his life sentence for murder behind bars it brought...
I've Refused to Speak to My Son for 20 Years.A Scab Is No Son of Mine; EXCLUSIVE: THE FAMILIES STILL SPLIT BY PIT STRIKE
Byline: MATT ROPER IAN Whyles comes up here on most days. The 67-year-old ex-miner borrows his neighbour's collie and trudges up the hill to where the colliery at Whitwell once stood. Everything's changed now. The Derbyshire pit, which once produced...
James Hardy on Why PM Must Cut Defence Chief Loose
Byline: JAMES HARDY TONY Blair shows a commendable loyalty to ministers who are under the cosh. But there comes a time when even the Prime Minister has to wake up and smell the coffee. Now is one of those times. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon...
KEVIN O'SULLIVAN ON THE NEW MOVIES: Airheads on a G-String; TRY IT: THE DREAMERS Cert: 18, 130mins HHH
Byline: KEVIN O'SULLIVAN So anyway, there's these two airhead film fans in Paris and this bloke arrives from America and they all get together and play childish sex games in a stylish apartment which they turn into a disgusting rubbish pit. Bernardo...
KEVIN O'SULLIVAN ON THE NEW MOVIES: JACK'S KISS OF LIFE; SEE IT: SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE Cert: 12A, 128mins HHHH
Byline: KEVIN O'SULLIVAN With his famous arching eyebrows, wicked grin and wonderful acting skills, the venerable Jack Nicholson is the kind of charismatic star who can make an average movie great. Love him or loath him, it's difficult to take your...
LAST NIGHT'S TV: Fake Toff Not a Great Guiy
Byline: ALUN PALMER BEHIND every great man stands a great woman. But behind master conman Graham Leaver stands a truly deluded one. Leaver, otherwise known as aristo Guiy de Montfort, has fleeced scores of women on two continents with a ready...
Nightie FEVER; Hot Looks for Valentine's
Byline: OLLIE PICTON-JONES IF you're planning an evening of passion with your lover on Valentine's Day, make sure you get it right with your nightie. So leave those warm winter winceyettes and plain Jane pyjamas in the airing cupboard, and take...
NO JUSTICE; Family Blast 2-Year Sentence for Illegal Immigrant Car Killer
Byline: GEOFFREY LAKEMAN THE family of a nine-year-old boy run down and left to die by an illegal immigrant were outraged yesterday after he was sentenced to just two years in jail yesterday. Algerian Kamel Kadri, 38, who had no insurance, licence...
NOT A BIG ISSUE; IRAQ WAR FARCE: A LIAR OR AN IDIOT - Hoon Says 45-Minute WMD Claim Was 'Not of Great Concern to British People' .. and He Even Managed to Miss THESE
Byline: OONAGH BLACKMAN Deputy Political Editor GEOFF Hoon said yesterday he did not believe the 45-minute WMD claim was important enough to discuss with Tony Blair as Britain prepared to strike Iraq. Shrugging off blame for failing to tell the...
Paul Routledge's Column: Blair's Talking a Load of Ballistics
Byline: Paul Routledge AND so the saga of deceit rolls on, poisoning everything it touches. Iraq has now become Tony Blair's weapon of self-destruction. His second term of power is beginning to resemble the last days of John Major, when nothing...
Porn Loser; SEEDY SEX SNEAK'S A VIDEO NASTY
Byline: STUART CAMERON A SEEDY pervert set up secret CCTV equipment in his house to record himself and his girlfriend having sex. Blacksmith John Tunstall hid a camera under the floor of his bathroom and connected it to a TV in his living room...
Quitty Vacant; I Refuse to Be Des O'connor, Says Lydon
Byline: ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS in Queensland, Australia JOHN Lydon sensationally quit the jungle claiming he didn't want to become the next Des O'Connor. The orange-haired punk bragged he was the best contestant and was horrified at the thought of...
Racing: VETS CALLED BY MULLINS; Willie Gives Old Boys Golden Shot
Byline: PETER O'HEHIR WILLIE Mullins is planning a major assault on Sunday's top prizes at Leopardstown, headed by veterans Florida Pearl and Alexander Banquet in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup. Florida Pearl (Richard Johnson) landed the Leopardstown...
Rear View Mirror: VECTRA for VICTORY; VAUXHALL VECTRA Opel Are on a Winner with Their New Estate Model
Byline: Brian Tomey I RECENTLY walked into a mobile phone shop trying to replace my trusty Nokia. Everybody appears to be upgrading and I felt that it was probably time to get rid of my aging cellular in preference for one a little less dog-eared....
ROCK GOES TO TINSLETOWN; Luke Goss Isn't the First Pop Star to Try His Luck at Acting - Far from It. Most of Them Have Fared So Badly They've Scurried Back to Music Fast. Here Are Five Big Names Who Crossed Over
MARTIN KEMP Like Goss, the 42-year-old former Spandau Ballet bassist appeared in a film about notorious London gangsters when he played Reggie Kray - alongside his brother Gary as Ronnie - in 1990's The Krays. His career has generally concentrated...
Ron Mackenna Column: Tall Tales of a Little Chief
Byline: Ron Mackenna MY mother once warned me: watch out for the little guys. The smaller they are the more dangerous they get. At the time I thought it was funny. But I'm now wondering if it's advice we as a nation should have been given when...
Rugby League: Big Two in Court Threat
Byline: DAVID BURKE WIGAN Warriors have joined Bradford Bulls in a bid to prevent a salary cap revolt by Super League clubs. And the "big two" are threatening legal action to stop the proposal, which is supported by Leeds Rhinos and Castleford...
Rugby Union: A SOBERING EXPERIENCE; Teetotal Skipper Chris Is Just the Tonic
Byline: KEVIN BOYD CLEAN-LIVING Chris Paterson was yesterday charged with the job of improving Scotland's image after Matt Williams surprised many by making the No 10 his new skipper. The Scots' international reputation took a battering at the...
Rugby Union: JONNY: I GO SHOPPING IN DISGUISE; World Cup Ace Hates Spotlight
Byline: Martin Lipton JONNY WILKINSON revealed last night that he has been forced to become a master of disguise to cope with the downside of his role as the David Beckham of the oval ball. Ever since the World Cup-winning drop goal in Sydney,...
RUGBY UNION: WILKO GIVES 'OUT' ADVICE TO EDDIE; Keep Your Two No10s in Dark
Byline: Michael Scully JONNY Wilkinson added fuel to Ireland's great out-half debate last night when he advised Eddie O'Sullivan to keep his number 10s guessing ahead of the Six Nations kick-off. If anyone needed reminding of the influential...
Rugby Union: Woody Is Lions King for NZ Tour
Byline: ALEX SPINK SIR CLIVE Woodward will today be named coach of the 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand after receiving assurances that he can do things his way. England's World Cup-winning boss said he would only do the job if he could bring in...
Sam MANN ABOUT TOWN
Byline: SAM MANN All of my male friends (well the honest ones anyway) have at sometime or another told me "you can't beat the support of a good woman". Of course, I understand completely, so it was great to see John Leslie's girlfriend Abi Titmuss...
Save Our Football, Jack; WHY IT'S TIME TO GET OFF THE FENCE AND DO SOMETHING FOR OUR CLUBS
Byline: MARK SMITH, Scottish Political Correspondent JACK McConnell was under pressure last night to step in and halt the crisis engulfing Scottish football. MSPs demanded action from the First Minister after Motherwell, Dundee and Livingston...
Seven Days with Sam Mann
Byline: SAM MANN Friday JUST A MINUTE One Minute by the award winning playwright Simon Stephens opens at Bush Theatre on Shepherd's Bush Green. The play is about events around and following the disappearance of a child. Tickets: 020 7610 4224....
Sheridan: 'Jack Lied over Iraq'
Byline: MARK SMITH Scottish Political Correspondent FIRST Minister Jack McConnell is facing a damaging probe into claims he lied to the Scottish Parliament over Iraq's missing weapons of mass destruction. Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy...
SHUT UP; He Gagged the Garda.Now McDowell Will Jail Prison Staff Who Blab to Press
Byline: JOANNE MCELGUNN JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell plans to gag prison officers by jailing them for talking to the media. Under draft legislation officers will be fined or imprisoned for disclosing information about inmates. The move...
Sorted and the City: Enterprise Pays; MINISTER HAILS EUR75M BOOST FOR NEW BUSINESS
Byline: IAN GRAHAM ENTERPRISE Ireland invested EUR75m last year supporting over 60 start-up businesses with high growth potential. Projected employment in the 61 businesses is 1,900 in three years. Junior Minister for Trade, Michael Ahern,...
SPIKE THE SPIRE; It's Got to Be the WORST Monument in the World, So Let's Knock It Down, Bertie
Byline: NEIL COTTER and VANESSA CONNEELY THE Spire of Dublin was officially branded the WORST wonder of the world yesterday. A year on from its much awaited unveiling, locals and visitors alike are still scratching their heads in bewilderment...
Stage: LONDON CALLING
Buffy star Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry are the latest in a long line of American stars who have headed to the West End for a bit of thespian credibility... MADONNA: UP FOR GRABS She may be the Queen of pop but she's the joker of the acting pack....
TERROR OF THE JCB RAMPAGER; Ditched Husband Rams and Torches Home
Byline: GRAHAM BROUGH A DUMPED husband barricaded his wife in an outside toilet then tried to smash up their home with a JCB digger yesterday. Crazed Peter Rigden also set fire to a stable, car and swimming pool complex before fleeing. Police...
The Scurra
I'M A Celebrity... contestant Peter Andre claims to have invented the word "insania" but The Scurra has some shocking news for him. The term is at least 2,000 years old. Andre's one moment of creativity has been obliterated by Dr Elizabeth Lazenby,...
THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN..; Now Wardens Park on Zig-Zags
Byline: RICHARD SMITH A FUMING motorist was given a ticket for parking on double-yellow lines - by a traffic warden parked on zig-zags at a zebra crossing. Conrad Purvis took this photo of the wardens using the crossing to return to their Vauxhall...
TXT SUICIDE; Helen Messages Her Ex to Say She'll Plough into Lorry
Byline: STEVE McCOMISH DUMPED Helen Viggers sent her ex-lover a text message commentary as she drove around looking for a lorry to smash into and kill herself. The mum-of-three told Michael Powell, 36, she could not live without him after he...
Voice of the Daily Mirror: That's No Defence, Minister
GEOFF Hoon was cleared by Lord Hutton but he has condemned himself. The Defence Secretary had been so evasive and given such conflicting stories, it seemed certain that he would be forced to go when Hutton reported. But no criticism was made...
Voice of the Scottish Daily Mirror: That's No Defence, Minister
GEOFF Hoon was cleared by Lord Hutton but he has condemned himself. The Defence Secretary had been so evasive and given such conflicting stories, it seemed certain that he would be forced to go when Hutton reported. But no criticism was made...