The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from November 8, 2003

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3am AT THE MTV EUROPE AWARDS: CAPITAL GIG SCOT THE LOT
Byline: ROBERT FAIRBURN SCOTLAND will be handed its very own MTV award after channel chiefs voted the Edinburgh bash its best ever. The telly music giant was so impressed by the Scots hospitality on show this week, it's determined to present...
3am AT THE MTV EUROPE AWARDS: STARS COME OUT TO PARTY; Aftershow Bashes Rock Edinburgh
Byline: KRISSY STORRAR and SHAUN MILNE A GLITTERING host of stars made Edinburgh the hottest city on earth as they partied the night away after the MTV Europe Awards. Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Beyonce were among the glitzy A-listers...
3am: I'M JUST STANDING A ROUND; Timberlake's Pounds 5,000 Drinks Bill for Pals
Byline: JESSICA CALLAN, EVA SIMPSON AND NIKI WALDEGRAVE HE was the happiest star in town after scooping three MTV Europe Music Awards and boy, did Justin Timberlake celebrate! The pop heart-throb went to three showbiz bashes in six hours and...
@3M COMPO; Payout to Man Who Broke His Neck after Hospital Fall
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN A MAN paralysed from the neck down after falling off an x-ray table in hospital was awarded more than E3million yesterday. Timothy Morrissey, 46, had suffered serious injuries in a road accident and later when he hit his...
3 Style: TARTAN ARMY; Be Mad, Plaid and Dangerous. Have a Highland Fling
Byline: DIDI DANSO, DINAH TURNER AND KAREN CLARKSON FOR punks, librarians and the Scots, tartan never went away. But for the rest of us this latest look may take some getting used to. Love it or loathe it, tartan is back in a big way. But before...
Athletics: Chambers Ban May End Career
Byline: John CROSS Athletics Correspondent DWAIN CHAMBERS could be banned for FOUR years as UK Athletics last night promised to try to bring his coaching team to justice as well. Chief executive David Moorcroft has revealed that UK Athletics...
A Town Called Mirror; CENTENARY FEVER GRIPS CANADIAN COMMUNITY WITH A PIONEERING PAST
Byline: TANITH CAREY US Editor in Mirror, Alberta THE celebrations for the Mirror's 100th birthday were in full swing this week on the other side of the world - in the town named after Britain's greatest newspaper. In 1911, Mirror was christened...
AWARDS: THE HANGOVER: BUBBLY JUBBLY; Stars Stagger Home as Scots Savour Pounds 4million Windfall
Byline: KRISSY STORRAR GROGGY Scotland was brought down to earth with a bump yesterday - after its biggest-ever showbiz party. Thousands of fans finally got to emulate their pop heroes by nursing raging hangovers from Edinburgh's all-night celebrations....
Baby Son Tragic Jockey Sean Never Lived to See
Byline: JOANNE McELGUNN THIS is the beautiful baby son tragic jockey Sean Cleary never got to hold or even see. The 22-year-old rider, who had a glittering career ahead of him, died after suffering serious head injuries in a fall during a race...
Boxing: Words Fail Jnr Genius
Byline: Barry McGuigan Interview: KEVIN GARSIDE HERE'S a thought to chill the bones. If Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson or Sugar Ray Leonard were boxing today, they would be immeasurably better off in the pocket but largely anonymous in the street....
Boxing: Words Fail Jnr Genius
Byline: Barry McGuigan HERE'S a thought to chill the bones. If Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson or Sugar Ray Leonard were boxing today, they would be immeasurably better off in the pocket but largely anonymous in the street. Discuss. It would appear...
Brian Reade Column: Memo to the Big Clubs.This Jewell Can Earn You a Crown
Byline: Brian Reade WE'RE only a third of the way through the season but already serious questions are being asked about managers. If Claudio Ranieri gets any nicer will they make him the next Pope? If Sir Alex Ferguson gets any angrier will...
Cricket: FREDDIE IS WINNER ALL ROUND Flintoff Sweeps the Board; BANGLADESH V ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL
Byline: Mike WALTERS PRINCE of Preston Freddie Flintoff was in life-threatening form as he nearly poleaxed an umpire and won every gong in Chittagong. Flintoff destroyed Bangladesh with a career-best four for 14 and then smashed an unbeaten 55...
Football: ACCRINGTON STANLEY? WHO ARE THEY?; More People Remember That Mocking Milk Advert Than Remember When the Team Were in the Football League. but Accie Are Back on TV This Weekend - and One Old Boy, Now in the Big Time, Is Delighted
Byline: Words: Darren Lewis THEY MAY not be Manchester United, but for one man Accrington Stanley's first step into this season's FA Cup will be compelling Sunday lunchtime viewing. Had it not been for the friendly Lancashire club, Brett Ormerod...
Football: Alan Is Wary of Old Boys; LINFIELD V BALLYMENA
Byline: ORLA BANNON IN-FORM Linfield will hope to keep their superb start to the league campaign going today when they host struggling Ballymena at Windsor Park. A few ex-Blues will be on parade with the Braidsmen with Justin McBride, Garth Scates...
Football: Anelka's Ready to Outshine Thierry; MAN CITY V LEICESTER, TOMORROW, 3PM
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL DAVID SEAMAN believes Nicolas Anelka has the potential to eclipse Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy as the Premiership's most feared striker. Seaman says his team-mate is a vastly improved player since the pair were...
Football: BAD BOYS; WEST HAM V WEST BROM, TODAY, 3PM Pardew: Time for the Academy to Start Winning. Even Winning Ugly
Byline: LEE WEST ALAN PARDEW says West Ham may be The Academy of football but he wants his players to start playing ugly. While Pardew is pleased at the welcome he has been given at Upton Park, he has called for his players to stop being nice...
Football: BUST-UP MARK II; PORTSMOUTH V LEEDS UTD, TODAY, 3PM Chaos at Leeds as Angry Reid Axes Viduka. for the Second Time in a Week
Byline: David ANDERSON PETER REID last night ditched Mark Viduka after another bust-up with the striker. The Leeds manager axed him from the squad for today's clash at Portsmouth following a blazing row during training yesterday morning. Reid...
Football: Celts Fan Has Point to Make
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL AS a kid, Dunfermline's Gary Dempsey spent some of the happiest days of his life at Parkhead. And when he returns today the Irishman is hoping that his dream venue isn't transformed into a living nightmare. The Under-21...
Football: COSTLY SLIP UP; BOHS 1 WATERFORD 1 Draw Knocks Bohs of Top
Byline: OWEN COWSER NERVOUS Bohemians slipped off the top of the Premier Division last night as Waterford United plundered a point in a 1-1 draw at Dalymount Park. A Neale Fenn strike 19 minutes from time earned Waterford a share of the spoils...
Football: DRIVING FORCE; CHELSEA V NEWCASTLE, TOMORROW, 4.05PM Ranieri: I'll Not Tinker with Frank.He's a Big Wheel
Byline: Darren LEWIS FRANK LAMPARD has been declared "rotation proof" by Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri. While the likes of Hernan Crespo, Adrian Mutu, Damien Duff and Claude Makelele have all fallen victim to the Tinkerman, Lampard has been a...
Football: Gareth: Squad Is Best Yet for Boro; A.VILLA V MIDDLESBROUGH, TODAY, 3PM
Byline: SIMON BIRD GARETH SOUTHGATE is convinced Steve McClaren has assembled his strongest-ever squad - but warned it's now time to prove it on the pitch. Middlesbrough skipper Southgate is back at his old club and desperate for a victory to...
Football: Gorman Happy to Guide the Adams Family; FA CUP FIRST ROUND PROPER
Byline: John CROSS TONY ADAMS will begin his apprenticeship with Wycombe Wanderers today and his managerial mentor believes he can rise to the very top. The Arsenal legend is following former England boss Glenn Hoddle's route by starting at a...
Football: GRADY: THISTLE BE OUR CHANCE; LIVINGSTON V PARTICK, TODAY, 3pm
Byline: TIM GORDON PARTICK striker James Grady believes today's match with Livingston provides the perfect opportunity for his team to banish their tag as the only British side without a league win this season. The Jags put in a gutsy display...
Football: I THOUGHT SCOTLAND CALL WAS WIND-UP; Pearson Didn't Believe His Team-Mate
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL STEPHEN Pearson last night admitted he thought his dramatic call-up to face Holland in the Euro 2004 play-offs was a wind-up. The Motherwell midfielder believed he had no chance of making the full squad and assumed he would...
Football: I've Watched the Reaction of My Players This This Week & I'm Convinced They Are Hungry to Make Amends Says GERS BOSS ALEX McLEISH; PREMIERLEAGUE SPECIAL: KILLIE V RANGERS, TOMORROW, 3PM
Byline: Robert MARTIN ALEX McLeish has ordered his Rangers players to get back to basics as they aim to put their ailing season back on track. The Ibrox boss is well aware that his team under-performed against Manchester United at Old Trafford...
Football: Lasley: I Don't Do Tap-Ins from Three Yards, I Only Do Belters; DUNDEE V MOTHERWELL, TODAY, 3PM
Byline: TIM GORDON KEITH Lasley believes he has finally shut up his team-mates who gave him pelters for missing the sitter that denied Motherwell the chance of beating Rangers. Lasley blew a golden opportunity that would have condemned Alex McLeish's...
Football: MICKEY: TODAY IS ANOTHER CUP FINAL; MATCH DAY 8: CLIFTONVILLE V GLENTORAN, 3pm League Points Vital for Reds
Byline: Orla BANNON MICKEY Donnelly wants Cliftonville to forget about next week's Cup final until after today's big league clash with Glentoran. The Reds skipper admits he's as excited as anyone about Tuesday's CIS Cup final when he will make...
Football: Miller Kin Prove His Class on International Stage; KERR PICKS LIAM NOT MARK
Byline: Garry DOYLE Chief Soccer Writer BRIAN Kerr insisted yesterday that Mark Kinsella's international career was not over despite the fact that he was left out of Ireland's squad to play Canada. However, Kinsella's absence from the panel coincides...
Football: MOORE INJURY AGONY ADDS TO THE PROBLEMS
Byline: ROBERT MARTIN RANGERS were last night dealt yet another big injury blow when Craig Moore was ruled out of tomorrow's clash with Kilmarnock. And manager Alex McLeish has no idea when his skipper will return as he continues to be troubled...
Football: NEW JERZY; Twelve Months on from His Incredible Blunder against Manchester United, Liverpool's Number One Is Ready to Face the Old Enemy with Confidence
Byline: Words: David Maddock I JUST wanted to lock the door, close all the curtains, and shut myself away from the world." Those were the graphic, laid bare sentiments of Jerzy Dudek almost a year ago, after a catastrophic mistake against Manchester...
Football: NOBBY ON THE BRINK; New Robbo Snub Could Force His Basle Hero to Leave Toon
Byline: SIMON BIRD NOLBERTO Solano has thrown down an explosive selection challenge to Sir Bobby Robson by warning he'll be devastated if he's cast aside for the clash with Chelsea. The Peruvian winger won a recall and helped Newcastle rack up...
Football: Now Tell Laurent I Love Him!
Byline: SIMON BIRD SIR Bobby Robson warmed up for Chelsea's millionaires by declaring he has finally unlocked the glittering potential of French ace Laurent Robert - by threatening him with the boot. The Newcastle boss, who banked his sixth Barclaycard...
Football: Our Fans Won't like This, but I Really Admire Gary Neville; THE SUNDAY SHOWDOWN: Liverpool V Man Utd, Anfield, KO 1.45pm GERARD HOULLIER Defends the Kop's Public Enemy Number 1
Byline: David MADDOCK LIVERPOOL boss Gerard Houllier has infuriated Anfield fans on the eve of the vital clash with old rivals Manchester United by giving a stirring tribute to Gary Neville. The United full-back is despised by Liverpool supporters...
Football: OUT OF MY HANDS; EURO 2004 PLAY-OFF, 1ST LEG, COUNTDOWN Vogts: Nothing I Can Do about Our Boys Turning out in Monday Match
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL BERTI Vogts last night played down Graeme Souness's decision to give Turkey precedence over his nation of birth for the Euro 2004 play-offs. The Blackburn boss has surprisingly excused former Rangers hero Tugay from Monday's...
Football: PORTU GEEZER; Luis Boa Morte Isn't Content with Shocking the Rest of the Premiership with Chris Coleman's Surprise Packages Fulham. Now the Striker Wants a European Championships Winners' Medal While He's at It
Byline: Story: Darren Lewis WHATEVER you do, don't suggest to Luis Boa Morte that Portugal are underachievers. The word is never far away when the championship credentials of the southern Europeans are being discussed, but Boa Morte isn't having...
Football: REAL FOOTBALLERS' LIVES (AND CRICKETERS') Jamie Redknapp Has Been Inspirational. He Puts Things into Perspective for Me; How It Feels to. Have a Footballer Help Save Your Career by Ronnie Irani
Byline: Ronnie Irani WHEN I hear people saying professional footballers don't care about anything apart from making money and having a good time I always have a wry little smile. I can see why they might adopt that mentality, either through jealousy...
Football: REAL FOOTBALLERS' LIVES: How It Feels to. Skipper Your Country: By Julie Fleeting; There Are Simple Things to Take Care of. like Organising Alarm Calls
JULIE FLEETING is Scotland's record top scorer with 83 goals and was made captain of Vera Pauw's side just over 18 months ago. Next week she will lead the side for the first time in a match with the Auld Enemy.BEING made Scotland captain is the highest...
Football: Robson to Make Amends; HIBS V DUNDEE UTD, TODAY, 3pm
Byline: SIMON BROWN DUNDEE UNITED winger Barry Robson is intent on gaining revenge on Hibs today to help erase his painful memory of the last meeting between the sides. That encounter, on the opening day of the season in August, was heading for...
Football: Sol: Spurs Is Just Another Game.I've Moved on; ARSENAL V TOTTENHAM, TODAY, KO 3PM
Byline: John CROSS IT IS a match which should stand out in Sol Campbell's diary as something extraordinary. But two-and-a-half years on, Arsenal's giant defender shrugs off the north London derby as just another game. These days, Campbell is...
Football: SPURS HAVE BLOWN IT; Wenger Taunts Underachievers Tottenham
Byline: JOHN CROSS ARSENE WENGER last night taunted bitter rivals Tottenham after insisting they can have no excuses for their lack of success - and claimed they were wrong to sack Glenn Hoddle. The Gunners boss stoked up the fire under today's...
Football: Team News
ARSENAL v TOTTENHAM SKIPPER Patrick Vieira is again ruled out of Arsenal's line-up with a groin injury. Centre-back Martin Keown is still out so manager Arsene Wenger's main decision revolves around whether to recall Sylvain Wiltord up front at...
Football: TEAM NEWS
BRADFORD V WALSALL FORMER Everton player Danny Cadamarteri returns to the Bradford reckoning after being sidelined since the beginning of the season with a knee injury and could be named as a substitute. Walsall manager Colin Lee is expected...
Football: THAT'S RITCH; the Last Time Paul Ritchie Played for Scotland, He Shut out Hasselbaink, Bergkamp, Kluivert and Van Hooijdonk. as the National Side Take on Holland Again, the Walsall Defender Tells Robert Martin That Berti Vogts Is 'Blinkered' for Ignoring Him
Byline: Robert Martin THE last time Scotland were involved in a Euro play-off Paul Ritchie was handed the task of marking David Beckham. But while the Englishman has gone on to become the world's biggest earning player, Ritchie's fortunes have...
Football: THE PUB ROW SHOULD WE GET LIVE TV FOOTBALL AT 3PM ON SATURDAY?
After the first prosecution for illegally screening live Premiership football on Saturday afternoons via foreign satellite TV, is it time to show all games live? YES This ludicrous situation has gone on long enough. As an fan who can't always...
Football: 'The Seventies Liverpool Side Were Dirty and Awful to Watch' SAYS TERRY CHRISTIAN
Byline: TERRY CHRISTIAN IS UNITED v Liverpool the big game it used to be? For our fans, maybe not. Arsenal and Chelsea are our main opposition now, and then there's Europe, so it's hard to get as excited about Liverpool, or the Manchester derby,...
Football: THE WEEK'S TV PLANNER
Wolves v Birmingham (Premiership Plus, Today, 12pm) 0-0, anyone? Rating: Nice v Bastia (EUROPSORT, Today, 4.15pm) Not as Nice as it sounds. You could always find a moody pub with a big satellite dish... Rating: Yeovil Town v Wrexham...
Football: THIRD TIME UNLUCKY; TITLE SPECIAL: CELTIC V DUNFERMLINE, PARKHEAD, TODAY, KO 3.00 PM Hedman: I Hate Being Put on the Spot by My Defenders
Byline: Iain Campbell MAGNUS Hedman has told his defenders they could pay a harsher penalty if they repeat their Champions League spot-kick shambles against Bayern Munich. The Celtic keeper was furious when Anderlecht got two free attempts in...
Football: Title Race Is Six-Gun Shoot-Out; BELL'S DIVISION ONE
IAN Maxwell reckons there are six sides in the frame for the first division title. His ST JOHNSTONE side have been installed as the bookies' favourites again but he believes the race is as wide open as it has been in years. He said: "We don't...
Football: 'United Are Merely a Snarlingly Ugly Liverpool Tribute Band' SAYS DEREK McGOVERN
Byline: DEREK McGOVERN NAME SOMEBODY famous from Manchester who isn't snarlingly ugly. You can't, can you? Think Oasis, think Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and, if you've already eaten, the Neville brothers. Ugly undoubtedly. Snarlers undoubtedlier....
Football: WEIR ON SATURDAY: While Well's Stars Jump Ship Butch Knows He Can Always Rely on Corrigan
Byline: Stuart Weir INTEREST levels went up the other day. Not that Terry Butcher would have noticed - the Motherwell boss has for some time been aware of how many are interested in the talent at Fir Park. Well's financial plight is well documented...
Football: YOU'VE GOT NO COMPASSION; ABERDEEN V HEARTS, TOMORROW, 4PM Levein Blasts League Bosses
Byline: Robert MARTIN HEARTS boss Craig Levein last night accused the SPL of lacking compassion after being forced to play his side's clash with Aberdeen tomorrow. The Tynecastle players and directors traditionally attend a Remembrance Sunday...
FREE Pounds 1 BET; RUGBY WORLD CUP OFFER on England V Wales
ENGLAND v Wales tomorrow is going to be a storming match in one of the most fiercely competitive Rugby World Cups yet. We've teamed up with SuperOdds, the Official Betting Agency of Rugby World Cup 2003, to offer every reader a FREE pounds 1 bet...
Gardening: Going Nuts
Byline: PIPPA GREENWOOD A LOT of us harvest apples or pears in our gardens, but how many have ever planted a nut tree? These can be as attractive as any ornamental and the crop is a bonus. And as it seems we're set to enjoy more long, hot summers,...
I Saw Kids Waving Up at Me as Spiderman ..I Thought of MY Girl and I Cried. Men Have Feelings Too; EXCLUSIVE: SPIDERMAN SPEAKS
Byline: NICK WEBSTER TO the children on the ground, he was a superhero come to life. But to the man inside the Spiderman costume, it was a deadly serious battle for the right to see his daughter. David Chick, 36, spent six days protesting 100ft...
I Was Stabbed 17 Times and Saw My Uncle Kieran Shot in the Head; WITNESS TELLS OF 'KIDNAP'
Byline: LIZ WALSH A NEPHEW of Kieran Keane was stabbed 17 times after watching his uncle being shot in the head, he told a murder trial yesterday. Owen Treacy, 31, said he saw David "Frog Eye" Stanners, 31, pull the trigger and murder the 36-year-old...
James Whitaker Column: Dear James
Byline: James Whitaker THERE is no doubt in my mind and, I suspect others, that the person who most betrayed the two princes (William and Harry) was their own father. Selfish and precious beyond belief, it was he who put personal gratification...
James Whitaker's Column: Why Charles Has to Nail the Gossip; MONARCHY IS AT RISK
Byline: James Whitaker THE Royal Family faces one of the most critical weekends of its life as it deals with the consequences of Prince Charles's private secretary going public about innuendo and gossip concerning his boss. I believe that Sir...
JUST FAN-TASTIC; Irish Rugby Supporters Dress Up to Show They're Tops Down Under
Byline: JOE GORROD AS the Ireland rugby team prepares to take on the might of France in Melbourne tomorrow we've already won the world title - for having the greatest fans. Thousands of supporters have travelled around the world hoping the boys...
LAWRO ON SATURDAY: Sorry Spurs Are Living in the Past with Midfield of Yesterday's Men
Byline: Mark Lawrenson TOTTENHAM go into today's north London derby at Highbury stuck in a Catch-22 situation with little hope of bringing back the glory days to White Hart Lane. They have a frightening lack of quality in key areas and that means...
Maggie Barry's Column: School Should Not Be a Place Parents Fear
Byline: Maggie Barry PARENTS agonising over letting their kids go while keeping them safe now have nowhere to turn. School was our last resort. The final haven. In school, we knew they would be OK. They might not enjoy it but as long as we...
Model Pupil Lorna Wins $250K Catwalk Contract
Byline: FIONA WYNNE TEENAGER Lorna O'Carroll is set to be a cover girl after winning Ireland's Supermodel Search last night. The 16-year-old will be heading to New York to take up a $250,000 contract with Ford International Model Agency. She...
MTV Awards: My Ideal Woman, by Justin; ..AND IT'S NOT THE BLOW-UP DOLL HE TOOK TO EDINBURGH
Byline: PAUL MARTIN Ireland's No1 showbiz writer at the MTV Awards SUPERSTAR Justin Timberlake hugged his three MTV Awards close to his chest yesterday and revealed all about his perfect woman. The singing sensation walked on stage at the MTV...
MYLEENE'S ANGUISH FOR HER FATHER; How Star Had to Break the News of Her Uncle's Death
Byline: TINA CALDER BEAUTIFUL Myleene Klass didn't believe her life could get any worse after Popstars band Hear'Say broke up. But just two days after the split she received a letter revealing her father's brother had died - and she had to break...
OUR REMEMBRANCE DAY SALUTE: A Hero for Each Conflict ''
Byline: JILL FOSTER IN THE past century, British forces have been involved in more than 20 wars, conflicts and international emergencies. From the horrors of the First World War to this year's conflict in Iraq, our brave men and women have served...
PET PONY IS BURNED ALIVE IN BARN BLAZE; Cruel Vandals Trap Animal in Lit Stable
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN A CHILD's pet pony was burned alive after cruel thugs set fire to its barn and then locked the animal in. The heartless vandals broke into the stable to set it alight while 10-year-old Lorna O'Connell's pony, called Billy,...
PORT IN A STORM; Tory Star Snubs New Leader's Offer of Job
Byline: BOB ROBERTS Political Correspondent MICHAEL Portillo stunned the Tories last night as he announced he was walking out on the party. In a shock decision, moderniser Mr Portillo said he would stand down as Kensington and Chelsea MP at the...
Property: Out & About
FOR the best-dressed tree this Christmas, take a few pointers from a series of John Lewis Christmas tree-dressing seminars. The first is at London's Brent Cross branch at 11am on November 26. As well as tips on decorating, JL experts will demonstrate...
Property: Some like It HOT; the Big Chill Is Well and Truly Setting in and the Heat Is on to Find the Most Stylish Winter Warmers. Take a Look at These Hot Contenders
Byline: DONNA HARDIE On the box Cleverly doubling as bathroom storage and heating in one, the Hot Box is priced at pounds 840 (inc VAT) and the Hot Shelf at pounds 893 (inc VAT) from MHS Radiators (www.mhsradiators.com 01268 591010) Beech...
Property: THE BEST CELLAR LIST
Byline: JULIE WOODGATE CELLARS are often overlooked as potential living areas but can provide a valuable extra room for growing families. You can create a games area for the kids, utility room to free up space in the kitchen, an office or a study...
Racing: Consistency Set Pat Aside from the Rest; PALS RATE HIM A TRUE GREAT
Byline: David YATES Daily Mirror's Newsboy PAT EDDERY is assured of his corner in racing's Hall of Fame, though an apt final resting place would be the Natural History Museum. The 51-year-old has truly been a one-off of the modern age, competing...
Racing: Finish the Flat with a Wunder Winner
Byline: DAVID YATES WUNDERWOOD has the right profile for success in the Enter The pounds 1 Million Tote Ten To Follow November Handicap (3.15) at Doncaster this afternoon. The Lady Herries-trained gelding is lightly raced for a four-year-old,...
Racing: I Hope to Move on with Two for Aidan
Byline: Mick Kinane I'M greatly looking forward to riding as stable-jockey to John Oxx next season. It's hard to believe that the 2003 season ends today. But I'll spend the winter months eagerly awaiting the new season and the new challenge which...
Racing: It's Time to Beg, Steal & Barrow; DRIVE TO MOSCOW FOR DOUBLE JOY
Byline: Barry Geraghty I HAVE high hopes for both Barrow Drive and Moscow Flyer in the two big chases on a busy weekend programme. With the ground so dry, there are small fields for both today's James Nicholson Champion Chase at Down Royal and...
Racing: O'BRIEN CALLS FOR SPENCER; Kinane Replaces Murtagh at Oxx's
Byline: DAVID YATES JAMIE SPENCER will ride as no 1 jockey for Aidan O'Brien in 2004 after Mick Kinane yesterday split with Ballydoyle to join John Oxx. The news, which also sees Johnny Murtagh leave Oxx to ride as a freelance next season, brings...
Racing: O'BRIEN TO REPLACE KINANE WITH SPENCER; IRISH RACING SHOCK: Mick Kinane Joins John Oxx Stable Jamie Set to Take Reins at Ballydoyle
Byline: PETER O'HEHIR and DAVID YATES JAMIE SPENCER will ride as No1 jockey for Aidan O'Brien in 2004 after Mick Kinane yesterday split with Ballydoyle to join John Oxx. The news, which also sees Johnny Murtagh leave Oxx to ride as a freelance...
Racing: Pounds 1 Million Ten to Follow
IT'S the richest racing competition ever, and it could land YOU a fortune. There's a staggering ONE MILLION POUNDS in guaranteed minimum pool prize- money (before deductions) for our great horses-to-follow competition, run in conjunction with the...
RUGBY LEAGUE: Morley: We Will Rule the Roost; RUGBY LEAGUE ASHES TEST: TODAY, KO 6.15PM ADRIAN WARNS OZ
Byline: David BURKE IRONMAN Adrian Morley has vowed not to change his style as Great Britain tonight launch their bid to land the Ashes for the first time in 33 years. Morley lines up against six of his Sydney Roosters team-mates in the first...
Rugby Union: Leaders Ulster Go for 7 Up
Byline: NIGEL RINGLAND ULSTER coach Alan Solomons is keeping his players feet very firmly on the ground despite their excellent start to the Celtic League. A six game winning streak sees Ulster lead the table, having scored more points and tries...
Rugby World Cup 2003: DEAD CERTS; Neil Back Exclusive We Can Kill off Wales by Cutting Suicidal Penalties
Byline: Interview: ALEX SPINK WHEN you play for England there's a Last Chance saloon on every corner. You simply cannot afford to mess up because of the quality of player queuing up behind you. Tomorrow, though, there is more at stake. Much more....
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003: Fiji Showed That France Can Be KO'd. but I Fear the Fast Counter
Byline: Jimmy Davidson WE all felt a real sense of affinity with the Ireland team, its management and supporters after the heroic performance against Australia. Similarly, we all now identify with the tension and anxiety the players feel before...
Rugby World Cup 2003: HANSEN: LET'S MAKE HISTORY
Byline: ALEX SPINK in Brisbane WALES coach Steve Hansen has urged his players to ignore the ghosts of the past and create their own piece of history. The form book says England, rugby's number one ranked side and co-favourites for the World Cup,...
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003: Let's Go Home with a Bit of Pride
Byline: Doddie Weir AS far as the Aussies are concerned today will be the end of an era for Scottish Rugby when Ian McGeechan and Jim Telfer bow out in their last international. The home nation are so confident they are already trying to predict...
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003: Natural Bourne Winners; QUARTER FINALS: IRELAND V FRANCE, TOMORROW, 7.30am IRISH SET THEIR SIGHTS ON A SEMI-FINAL
Byline: Michael Scully THE moment of truth has arrived for Ireland at this Rugby World Cup. The quarter-finals are here - but can we go where no Irish team has gone before and reach the semi-finals? It would mark a colossal step forward for this...
Rugby World Cup 2003: Next Stop Sydney. or London; WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL WEEKEND: ENGLAND V WALES, TOMORROW, KO10AM DALLAGLIO: WELSH KO WILL DRIVE US
Byline: Alex SPINK LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO knows how it feels to get it wrong against Wales...because nobody has let him forget the one time he did. It cost England defeat at Wembley Stadium, of all places, but more than that it cost them a Five Nations...
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003: SACK LES BLEUS; QUARTER FINALS: IRELAND V FRANCE, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 7.30am Afraid of the French? Eddie Has Enough Nerve to Rule the World REPORTS FROM MELBOURNE IN ASSOCIATION WITH... REPORTS FROM MELBOURNE IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Byline: Michael Scully EDDIE O'Sullivan is hoping that Ireland can take advantage of their Telstra Dome experience last week when they return to the same venue tomorrow. Ireland adapted very well to play at the enclosed dome in Melbourne against...
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003: STAYING POWER; AUSTRALIA V SCOTLAND, BRISBANE, TODAY, 10am, Live on ITV1 Logan Insists Scots Will Fight Tooth and Nail to Prolong Their Cup Run
Byline: Kevin B OYD KENNY Logan last night insisted he has not even entertained the idea that today's crunch match with Australia could be his last outing for Scotland. The mighty Wallabies stand between the Scots and a place in the World Cup...
Shame of Refugees Forced to Sleep on Streets; EVICTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS
Byline: MARK BROWN IF ever we needed proof that the Government's asylum policy is inhumane, it can be found on our doorsteps in Scotland. On the orders of the Home Office, Glasgow City Council has served 167 eviction notices on asylum seekers...
SHOOTING CHAMPION IS FOUND SHOT DEAD; Clay Pigeon Star Joanne, 26, Had Head Wound from Own Gun
Byline: GEOFFREY LAKEMAN A CLAY pigeon world champion has died after apparently shooting herself in the head with one of her own shotguns. Joanne Marsh, 26 - who twice won the ladies' crown - was found in the grounds of her family's home by a...
So What Could Possibly Compensate for the 'Truly Gut-Wrenching Experience' of Having Your Celebrity Wedding 'Violated' by a 'Peeping Tom' Photographer? TRY Pounds 14,600; *P.S. OK! MAGAZINE GOT Pounds 1,033,156
Byline: ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS CATHERINE Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were awarded just pounds 14,600 yesterday for "distress" caused by snatched pictures of their wedding. The paltry sum was a fraction of the pounds 600,000 the publicity-hungry...
So Who's Graham Norton?; SECRET LIFE IN IRELAND OF THE CAMP TELLY STAR NOBODY KNOWS
Byline: ANN MOONEY EVERY weeknight Graham Norton entertains millions of TV viewers on his Channel 4 show. His camp mixture of audience games and A-list stars have given him an extraordinary multi-million pound lifestyle in London. But who...
SPORTS BETTING: Pat on the Back .. Don't Bank on It
Byline: DEREK McGOVERN EVERY punting shrewdie in Britain will shovel every last penny he has on Gamut at Doncaster today. On paper it's no certainty but they'll back it anyway because of the identity of the jockey. Gamut is the very last ride...
STEWART WEIR's Column: Blissful Hours of Bitter Argument Guaranteed with the Beeb's Latest Poll
Byline: STEWART WEIR SPORT is all about opinion - who was good, bad or indifferent, where and when things happened and what makes someone, or their performance, world class. Radio Five Live is compiling a list of the most memorable moments in...
Street TALKING: Drama over TV's Holy Cross Show; Your Views on the Week's News
EVERY week we ask for your views on the big issues. ZOE WATSON takes to the streets of Lisburn to find out what the public think of Martin McGuinness at the Saville Inquiry, the elections, prison officers' strike, shopping and the new Holy Cross drama.SHOULD...
Super Bowl: WIN the Trip of a Lifetime to Super Bowl XXXVIII
SUPER BOWL is one of the most spectacular events in the sporting calendar and you could be in Houston next February to witness it, thanks to the Daily Mirror. The Mirror has teamed up with nfluk.com, the NFL's official UK Internet site, to offer...
TEENAGER KILLED IN FIREBALL CAR CRASH; 'Gifted and Caring' Charlene Trapped in Burning Wreck
Byline: JAMES TAIT A TEENAGE girl died in a horror road smash when the car she was travelling in hit a lamp post and burst into flames. Gifted Scottish country dancer Charlene Burns, 17, didn't stand a chance after the driver lost control of...
There's a Lot of Heat Round Here.; Charles Laughs off Royal Gag Row
Byline: JANE KERR, Royal Reporter in Muscat and HELEN COOK PRINCE Charles yesterday made light of the furore over allegations by a former royal servant. Hours after issuing a denial of involvement in an "incident" with a Palace employee, Charles...
THE SOHAM TRIAL: DAY 5: CARR'S CRIB CARD; Lover Gave Her a Note about Alibi, Jury Hears
Byline: ADRIAN SHAW and AIDAN McGURRAN MAXINE Carr was devious liar who used a crib card to give Ian Huntley an alibi for the Soham murders, the trial heard yesterday. Carr, 26, said she had been in the bath when Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman...
THE SOHAM TRIAL: DAY 5: Girls Asked into House to Clean Up Nose Bleed
IAN Huntley told Maxine Carr he invited Holly and Jessica into their house because one of them had a nosebleed, the court heard yesterday. Huntley asked them after one showed him blood on her finger. He said he would give her a tissue. Prosecutor...
THE SOHAM TRIAL: DAY 5: Suffocated, Still Wearing the Necklaces, Side by Side in a Ditch. A Clever Place Where They Were Never to Be Found - RICHARD LATHAM QC, PROSECUTING
Byline: ADRIAN SHAW and AIDAN MCGURRAN HOLLY Wells and Jessica Chapman were laying side by side wearing their necklaces when found in a makeshift grave, the Old Bailey heard yesterday. The two girls had been stripped of their clothes, including...