The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from October 15, 2004

2,000 JOBS AT CASINO LOYALE; Gers Launch Bid for Pounds 150m Leisure Complex
Byline: HEATHER RAMSAY RANGERS chiefs last night announced a new pounds 150million casino complex at Ibrox will create 2,000 jobs. The Old Firm giants confirmed they have now asked planning bosses for permission to start work on the showpiece...
3am: WAY TO GO JOE! 'Enders Hunk Pulls Yet Again
Byline: JESSICA CALLAN, EVA SIMPSON AND CAROLINE HEDLEY HE might be shy with the ladies in Walford - but when it comes to real life soap hunk Joe Swash is anything but. Just weeks ago he had a string of low-key dates with busty glamour girl Jessie...
AS THE RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE REACHES ITS CLIMAX.. Why We Should All Pray That Kerry Is the Next American President
Byline: ANTHONY HARWOOD in New York MAKE no mistake. A win for John Kerry in the US elections would be a win for the world. George Bush has made no apologies for his go-it-alone attitude to everyone else on the planet. On the contrary, he...
Book Reviews: A MOLE IN ONE; ADRIAN MOLE AND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION by SUE TOWNSEND (Penguin, Pounds 16.99) HHHHH
Byline: Andrea Henry I think you're fantastically interesting, but I'm not sure other people will," Adrian Mole's new wife says to him when he suggests he might start writing a new diary. "I mean, you live in a pigsty with your wife and baby, bike...
Boxing: DOCHERTY V SINITSIN: YOU NEED A ONE TRACK MIND, CRAIG; Doc Told to Follow Ali Path to Glory
Byline: Ewing GRAHAME TOM Lucas will be one of 2,500 fans cheering for Craig Docherty as he bids to win the European super-featherweight title from Russia's Boris Sinitsin at the Kelvin Hall tonight. But the renowned sports psychologist says...
BOXING: HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: WILLIAMS V KLITSCHKO: MOTORMOUTH; Danny: Pushing the Wife's Car Will Rev Up My Bid for World Glory
Byline: David ANDERSON DANNY WILLIAMS is preparing for his world heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko by pushing his wife and children in her car. Williams admits he gets some strange looks as he pushes his wife's Ford Puma containing...
Caelan Is Adorable and We Are Having to Live with the Fact We Have Two Lovely Sons Now and an Angel in Heaven; REBEKAH PARENTS' BABY JOY
Byline: JILLY BEATTIE JAN and Kevin Reid thought they would never smile again after they lost their precious daughter Rebekah to a deadly hospital bug. But today their pain has dimmed a little with the arrival of a new son, a little brother for...
Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: Help Desk
Q EVERY time I turn on my PC a message says Unhandled exception. When I click OK, another message from promulgate says it has to close. How do I stop these? APROMULGATE is an advertising-based media player and it's best to get rid of it. A free...
Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: SCREEN TEST; Top 10 Movie Sites
IF you've been up all night trying to remember the name of the actor what'shisface, who starred in that action-movie thingummyjig, then you really need to check out these top 10 movie websites... www.imdb.com KNOWN as Earth's Biggest Movie Database,...
Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: TELLY VISION; New Breed of TV/PC Hybrids Has Arrived
Byline: CHRIS PRICE SHUTTING yourself away in a study to send emails could soon be a thing of the past. For if Microsoft's new system takes off, you'll be able to keep in touch with your pals while you're watching your favourite soap. This week,...
CD Reviews: DAYLIGHT ROBBIE-RY; ROBBIE WILLIAMS GREATEST HITS HH
Byline: Gavin Martin They say everyone loves to see the mighty take a fall. Maybe so. However, Robbie Williams' post-Take That success shows the opposite is also true. Imagine the shock if Michelle McManus turned into a thrusting sylph-like,...
DAVID EDWARDS ON THE NEW MOVIES: Avoid It: OLDBOY Cert 18, 119mins H
Byline: DAVID EDWARDS Like a lot of movie fans, I've been shocked and bemused over the years at the way the British Board Of Film Classification has cut or banned movies. Yet Oldboy presents a compelling case for censorship, thanks to one of the...
DAVID EDWARDS ON THE NEW MOVIES: Try It: FINS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE; SHARK TALE Cert U, 90 Mins HH
Byline: DAVID EDWARDS How could DreamWorks get it so wrong? Shark Tale features some of the most dazzling animation since Shrek 2 and has a cast that reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. Yet even the combined talents of Will Smith, Renee Zellweger,...
Don't Free Monster Who Made Me a Human Bomb; IRISH EX-LOVER'S PLEA AS TERRORIST SEEKS PAROLE
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN AN evil terrorist who tried to trick his Irish girlfriend into becoming a human bomb must rot in jail, his intended victim said yesterday. Ann Murphy, 50, broke her 18-year silence to beg authorities not to free ruthless...
DR ELECTRODES; Kinky Shrink 'Got Sex Thrills from Giving Women Shocks'
Byline: PATRICK MULCHRONE A KINKY psychologist gave a woman genital electric shock treatment to help her stop smoking, a court heard yesterday. Reginald Kenworthy applied electrodes and told her to light a cigarette. She felt sharp shocks and...
DRINK-DRIVE AGONY OF GRIEVING CAROL; She Faces Ban as Magistrate
Byline: DANIEL BOFFEY ITN newsreader Carol Barnes is to be sacked as a magistrate after being caught drink-driving. Grieving Carol, 60, has struggled to come to terms with the death of daughter Clare in a parachute accident. She was stopped...
Driven: BACK OF THE FUTURE; Shape of Things to Come for Volvo
Byline: Mike Rutherford VOLVO claims to be rewriting the rulebook with the electric-powered 3CC prototype, which made its debut in Shanghai this week. It has a unique tapered rear end and power comes from a comparatively old-fashioned electric...
Driven Extra: Don't Be Caught out as the Big Freeze Heads Our Way
Byline: SHIRAZ LALANI THE Big Freeze is coming. Forecasters warned this week we face one of the bitterest winters in years, with the first cold snap sweeping Britain on Monday. Which means this weekend is the ideal time to make sure your car...
Dr Miriam: Dumped by My Dream Woman
Byline: Dr Miriam Stoppard LETTER OF THE DAY I'M feeling distraught because the woman I love doesn't want anything to do with me. I'm in my 30s and we met when a specialist, who was treating me for a sports injury, said her friend would like...
Dr Miriam: MIRIAM'S PHOTO CASEBOOK His Secret Fear - Day 5
Byline: Dr Miriam Stoppard Sue and Josh plan to marry but he has kept a secret from her - he's divorced with kids. HERE'S MIRIAM'S VERDICT JOSH has forgotten, or maybe he's never learned, that the truth changes everything - and always for...
DVD Reviews: Q & A WITH BENJAMIN McKENZIE FROM THE O.C
Byline: JESSICA MELLOR When it comes to themes of the show, do you recognise things from your own teenage years or was growing up for you quite different? Sure. I mean we all fell in love for the first time in high school or sometime around there....
DVD Reviews: RAINEY DAZE; SECRET WINDOW (12, VHS Pounds 12.99/DVD Pounds 15.99) HHHH
Byline: JESSICA MELLOR Johnny Depp is an actor who continually picks roles that test both him and the audience. Never one to go the easy, but often vacuous, blockbuster route, Johnny likes to fill his CV with every sort of genre and his head with...
Evil Face of Paedo Pied Piper; Victim Spots Perv O.a.P
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by PAT FLANAGAN THIS is the sick paedophile pensioner who has been prowling the country trying to snare young children. Evil Sean Francis Guy, 82, was seen by a woman he abused when she was just 11. The victim, now in her...
FARMER SHOOTS ROBBER DEAD; Traveller Blasted in the Chest during Raid
Byline: NIALL MOONAN and JOHN FALLON A FARMER shot a Traveller dead yesterday after he caught him trying to break into his home. John "Frog" Ward, 43, was hit with a single shotgun blast to the chest and died instantly. An accomplice fled...
Film: Holywood News
He was always the star of X-Men. Now Wolverine is to get his own spin-off movie and producers want Hugh Jackman (left) back in the role. Writers have been hired to spin a tale around how he came by his claws and penchant for leather. Jackman has already...
Film: Interview: DANCING QUEEN; ROMOLA GARAI TALKS ABOUT HER NEW FILM AND AVOIDING BEING TYPECAST IN PERIOD DRAMAS. by JAMES MOTTRAM
Byline: JAMES MOTTRAM S he is only 22, but actress Romola Garai is already shaping up to be Britain's hottest export since Keira Knightley. This week sees the release of her latest film, Inside I'm Dancing. Set in Dublin and directed by East Is...
Film: Interview: MAKING WAVES; WILL SMITH AND ANGELINA JOLIE HAD A FUN TIME VOICING SHARK TALE - AND THEIR KIDS LOVE IT TOO. by SKYE SHERWIN
Byline: SKYE SHERWIN She is the Hollywood pin-up with a bad girl reputation. He is the model family man and a box office Mr Right. But together, Angelina Jolie and Will Smith have been getting up to something fishy. Their new film, Shark Tale, is...
FOOTBALL: Allardyce Bid to Rein in Speed
Byline: ALAN NIXON GARY SPEED has had a pounds 750,000 price tag put on his head by Bolton to stop him becoming the next manager of Wales. Veteran Speed is strongly tipped to take over from Mark Hughes but club boss Sam Allardyce has moved to...
FOOTBALL: Beckham and THAT Confession: The Bust-Up Just Won't Go Away: SHUT IT BECKS; Sven Puts Foot Down and Hits Skipper with a Gagging Order
Byline: Martin Lipton SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON has always been prepared to bend over backwards to accommodate David Beckham's every whim. But even Eriksson accepted last night that Beckham was the author of his own current misfortune and made it clear...
FOOTBALL: Becks Row Splits FA
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON, Chief Football Writer, in Baku FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION chiefs are ready to overrule Sven Goran Eriksson and punish David Beckham to spark a power battle which could topple Soho Square chairman Geoff Thompson. Thompson (right)...
Football: Bowyer Has Sights on a Sven Recall
Byline: SIMON BIRD LEE BOWYER is convinced he is close to recapturing the form that won him an England cap two years ago. The Newcastle midfielder is hoping to impress England manager Sven Goran Eriksson and earn a recall by getting on the scoresheet...
Football: COLLINS: I'M BACKING SHELS.. BOHS HAVE LOST THEIR EDGE; SHELBOURNE V BOHEMIANS: Former Bohs Boss Gives His Verdict on Run-In Gypsies Nicked Title off Reds 3 Years Ago but Can't Do It Now
Byline: Garry Doyle This time three years ago, Shelbourne were chasing their second successive eircom League title and with six games left had victory within their grasp. Or so they thought. Amazingly, they blew it, dropping 10 points in their...
FOOTBALL: DAY OF DRAMA AT OLD TRAFFORD, ON AND OFF THE PITCH: FAN UTD; Supporters Claim Victory after Glazer Pulls out of Old Trafford Takeover
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL JUBILANT Manchester United fans were celebrating last night after Malcolm Glazer's pounds 800million attempted takeover of the club collapsed. Glazer's bitterly-opposed bid ended when he failed to persuade United's major...
FOOTBALL: DAY OF DRAMA AT OLD TRAFFORD, ON AND OFF THE PITCH: Fergie Tells Wonderkid Rooney to Take a Weekend Break; BIRMINGHAM V MAN UTD, TOMORROW, 12.45PM
Byline: David MCDONNELL SIR Alex Ferguson is ready to leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United's Premiership clash with Birmingham tomorrow. The United boss does not want his pounds 30million striker to suffer burn-out and may let the 18-year-old...
FOOTBALL: DAY OF DRAMA AT OLD TRAFFORD, ON AND OFF THE PITCH: THE CLUB THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT; Glazer Joins List of Failed Bidders
Byline: Martin Lipton THEY CAME, they saw, they all failed to conquer. As Malcolm Glazer joined the ranks of wannabe owners of Manchester United last night, it became clear that football's richest club cannot be bought. Just like Robert Maxwell,...
Football: DERRY PUT THE DROGS TO SLEEP; EIRCOM: Derry City 1 Drogheda Utd 0 Season Falling Apart for Doolin's Boys
Byline: ARTHUR DUFFY ELIMINATION from the FAI Cup plus last weekend's drubbing at home by Shelboure, appears to have knocked the stuffing out of Drogheda United. And judging by last night's defeat at the Brandywell, it appears that Paul Doolin's...
FOOTBALL: O'Leary Tells Villa: Pay Up or Else I'll Go
Byline: MARTIN ROGERS DAVID O'LEARY last night opened crunch talks with Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis that will decide his future at the club. Villa boss O'Leary is only under contract for another 18 months and will see out his current deal...
Football: PARIS WILL BE KERR'S DEFINING MOMENT; ROAD TO GERMANY 2006: IRELAND LOOK DOWN ON GROUP RIVALS Brian Is Doing a Great Job.He Deserves Real Credit Says Big Jack
Byline: Garry Doyle FORMER Irish boss Jack Charlton believes Ireland's draw in Paris will be the defining moment of the Brian Kerr era. As he spoke on Tuesday night about the maturing of this Irish side, Charlton gave his blessing to Kerr and...
Football: QUINNY ORDERED KEANE TO CHANGE THE RECORD
Byline: GARRY DOYLE LAST week Niall Quinn rang Robbie Keane and asked him for a major favour. "Break that record, Rob," said the now retired Quinn. "I'm sick of people ringing me to ask about it." Keane was sick too, not just of the questions...
FOOTBALL: Rooney Wants to Be a Roamer
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON in Baku WAYNE ROONEY has given Sven Goran Eriksson a big selection dilemma following his World Cup performances this week. The teenager has told the England coach he is happier playing as the deep-lying playmaker in the...
Football: SANCHEZ IN QUINN PLEA TO REFEREE
Byline: NICK PARKINSON NORTHERN Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez has asked the referee of Wednesday's game against Austria to reconsider James Quinn's yellow card. Quinn, who plays for Dutch side Willem II, will miss the Group Six qualifying game...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: BERTI CHANT SURVIVE FAN FURY; Taylor Won't Ignore Calls for Axe
Byline: Iain CAMPBELL DAVID Taylor was a fully paid-up member of the Tartan Army before being appointed chief executive of the SFA. So it's safe to assume that he knew exactly what the 1,800 who travelled to Moldova went through on Wednesday...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: Clear out the Beaks While You Are at It
Byline: MICHAEL BAILLIE THE Tartan Army's calls for a clear-out after the draw in Moldova could be heard loud and clear - but it's not just Berti Vogts they want shown the door. Many of the footsoldiers believe that a lot of the top brass at...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: Double Act Are Hoping to Have Another Chance
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL MOLDOVA on Wednesday night should have been the greatest night in the Caldwell brothers' life. Gary and Stephen lined up in defence to become the first brothers to play in the same Scotland side since Jock and Davie Shaw,...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME; SFA Have to Cut Berti Loose Then Use Guys Who Have Played at the Highest Level to Pick a Successor ..That Way We Won't Get Another Taylor-Made Boss
Byline: Gordon Smith THE last rites will soon be read on Berti Vogts' reign as Scotland manager. Although Vogts stated after the 1-1 draw in Moldova that he does not consider the team's performances to be worthy of his resignation the rest of...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: Names in Frame
Gordon Strachan 6/4 Fav THE fans' choice to replace Vogts, he would have the respect of the squad because of his achievements in the game. One aspect of his CV would seem to be of particular advantage to Scotland - he has worked with players...
Football: SCOTLAND IN CRISIS: NEIN NEIN NEIN; SFA Call Emergency Meeting to Boot Berti
Byline: IAIN CAMPBELL BERTI Vogts' Scotland reign will be ended at an emergency SFA board meeting on Monday. Hampden bosses yesterday finally responded to the alarm bells that have been ringing for some time after Scotland's double-header shocker...
FOOTBALL: SEARCH IS ON FOR NEW WALES BOSS: ENTER LE DRAGON; Houllier Emerges as Favourite to Take over from Sparky
Byline: Martin ROGERS GERARD HOULLIER has told Welsh FA chiefs he would be interested in becoming Mark Hughes's successor. The former Liverpool boss spoke with the FAW hierarchy last week and has moved to the top of their hit-list to replace...
Football: Splits & Rifts? Kerr Is Now in Pole Position to Laugh off Messengers of Doom & Gloom; ROAD TO GERMANY 2006: IRELAND BOSS PLOTTING ROUTE TO FINALS BRIAN PRAISES SQUAD'S SPIRIT & RESOLVE
Byline: Michael Scully THE prophets of doom and gloom got it half right after all. There IS a gaping chasm in the Ireland squad - but not as the cynics may have thought or suggested. Manager Brian Kerr couldn't resist a wry smile - and a clever...
Football: We Can Strike a Deal Says Rovers Chief; CHAIRMAN'S HOOPS HIGH
Byline: Garry DOYLE SHAMROCK ROVERS chairman Tony Maguire insisted yesterday that the player's strike at the club would be averted. With the PFAI, the player's body, issuing a notice to the club yesterday to tell them that the players would be...
Football: WORLD CUP: Northern Ireland Hero Fulfils Dream: The Best Goal I've Ever Scored; ECSTATIC ELLIOTT GLAD TO BREAK WINDSOR DUCK
Byline: Orla BANNON IT MIGHT only have been a tap-in but a jubilant Stuart Elliott has described his last gasp equaliser against Austria as: "The best goal I've ever scored". Elliott has consistently scored goals wherever he's played, be it for...
GET ORGANISED; Blair Plea for More Transplant Donors to Offer Gift of Life
Byline: PETE SAMSON and LORRAINE FISHER TONY Blair has urged more people to become organ donors because transplant waiting lists are at a critical level. Last year, 443 patients died waiting for a donor. And there are nearly 6,000 people currently...
GOLF: WORLD MATCH PLAY, WENTWORTH: The Goose Rains Supreme over Drippy Jeff; RETIEF BAITS MAGGERT
Byline: Neil McLEMAN NOW we know why so many Americans stayed away from Wentworth this week. While Tiger Woods enjoys his honeymoon in Barbados and a host of other big names remain safely on the other side of the Atlantic, Jeff Maggert suffered...
GUN MUM'S AGONY; Danielle's Killers Are Evil, Scum. They're Still Sleeping, Walking, Talking, Laughing, Breathing. My Girl Is Doing None of Those Things
Byline: STEVE McCOMISH THE heartbroken mother of murdered schoolgirl Danielle Beccan yesterday branded her daughter's killers "evil scum". Paula Platt, 32, also told how she cradled Danielle in her arms pleading "Come back to us" after the innocent...
HELP; ..I Need Somebody to Finish My Job for Me
Byline: DAMIEN FLETCHER WHEN a rookie postman asked a stranger to finish his round because he was too tired, student Tom Parnell did the decent thing - and took over the delivery. Tom had been spotted by the postman - a recent arrival from Nigeria...
HEROIC TRUTH OF FATHER TED SHIP; Brave Fight to Save the Lives of Craggy Island Wreck's Crew
Byline: JENNY McQUAILE IT was made famous by the opening sequence of TV's Father Ted - but the real story behind The Plassy is a heroic battle against the elements. In the sweeping shots of Craggy Island we see a huge, rusting hulk left high...
I Am a Sex Addict; I Need to Make Love Up to Ten Times a Day; Toilet Romp Nearly Cost Me My Job; It's Awful and I Have to Get Help
Byline: CATHRYN KEMP SHE'S attractive and intelligent and has forged a successful career. But Ivonne Valentino has a problem - a serious affliction which is ruining her otherwise happy life. The 25-year-old City girl is addicted to sex. At its...
I FOUND ROSIE; Boy Tells Court: 'Her Eyes Were All Purple .. She Looked Weird'
Byline: STEVE McCOMISH A BOY of 11 burst into tears yesterday after telling a court how he found Rosie May Storrie unconscious at a Christmas party. The youngster, who cannot be named, broke down as he was cross examined about his account of...
International Rules: Browne's Dec-Laration of Intent Is Bad News for Oz; INT. RULES: IRELAND V AUSTRALIA (SUNDAY) AT LAST! TIPP STAR GETS SERIES START
Byline: PAUL KEANE AT around 4.30pm tomorrow afternoon Declan Browne will finally allow himself to breathe out and consider his long awaited International Rules debut. As the Moyle Rovers man speeds away from the GAA grounds in Cashel after the...
International Rules: Browne's Dec-Laration of Intent Is Bad News for Oz; INT. RULES SERIES: IRELAND V IRELAND V AUSTRALIA (SUNDAY) AT LAST! DEBUT BOY WILL MAKE RULES SERIES
Byline: PAUL KEANE AT around 4.30pm tomorrow afternoon Declan Browne will finally allow himself to breathe out and consider his long awaited International Rules debut. As the Moyle Rovers man speeds away from the GAA grounds in Cashel after the...
KENNEDY GETS BABY OF HIS OWN TO KISS; MP's First Child Due in April
Byline: JAMES TAIT LIB DEM leader Charles Kennedy and wife Sarah are expecting their first baby. The beaming MP confirmed the news yesterday along with the date. Baby Kennedy is expected to arrive in April - right in the middle of next year's...
KILLED FOR A GRUDGE; Stepson Suffocated in Anger at Real Dad
Byline: PAUL GALLAGHER A FATHER who killed his partner's 22-month-old son because he harboured a grudge against the child's dad was jailed for 12 years today. Edward Bigley also sexually assaulted Cristen Hutt during the attack, which took place...
Life after Brian; KERRY'S BACK ON TOP AS SHE DEALS WITH MARRIAGE BREAK-UP
Byline: PAUL MARTIN KERRY McFadden has turned her tears into cheers by bouncing back into public life with a bang. The Queen of the Jungle is proving there is life after Brian with shopping sprees, funny faces and parties. Family and friends...
LITTLE BOY BLUE; Duncan James on Girls Who Kiss and Tell, His Solo Career and Losing the Love of His Life
BLUE heart-throb Duncan James has hit back at a kiss-and-tell lover who revealed all about their secret liaison. Danish fan Elizabeth Starup appeared in an English tabloid claiming she enjoyed a three-in-a-bed romp with Duncan and his bandmate,...
Man Who Killed His Pal with Axe Set to Marry Row Nurse; ARTIST GETS LIFE OVER BOOZE-FUELLED MURDER
Byline: JILLY BEATTIE AXE-killer artist David Ryan was sentenced to life in jail yesterday for the murder of his close friend Gerald Thompson. But now Ryan, who is plagued by mental illness and drink and drug addictions, is planning to marry...
Mirror Money in Dublin: EXECUTIVES SITTING ON CASH PILES
Byline: with JOHN HUSBAND, KEVAN REILLY and ANNA DAY EXECUTIVES in Dublin are earning an average salary of just over E70,000 a year, according to the latest survey on pay. The Dublin average of EUR70,647 was up almost 6 per cent on last year...
MOANS TEST; Blair Promises Crackdown on Workshy Claiming Incapacity Benefit to Clawback Cash for Pensions
Byline: ROSA PRINCE in Budapest and OONAGH BLACKMAN TONY Blair yesterday promised more cash for pensioners - by taking away benefits from workshy layabouts. The Prime Minister revealed a planned crackdown on people claiming incapacity benefit...
Music: A STAR IS BORN; ESTELLE SAYS HER MOBO AWARD IS THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
Byline: GAVIN MARTIN When Estelle won the award for Best Newcomer at The Mobos earlier this month, she told the audience that it would be the first of many such gongs. Did she really mean it or is it just big talk? "It is very true," says the 24-year-old...
Music: Interview: AN ALL SAINT'S DAY; FORMER ALL SAINT SHAZNAY LEWIS GIVES HER FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE HER RECENT MARRIAGE. EXCLUSIVE by ALUN PALMER
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By ALUN PALMER It was not your normal showbiz wedding. There were no big money deals with glossy magazines, no celebrities invited to make the pictures look good, and no bouncers on the door. Instead, just 90 guests - all family...
My Erin Is Beautiful; as His Ex-Love Joely Is Seen with a Toyboy, Jamie Says Life with His Top Model Girlfriend Is Better Than Ever
Byline: NICOLA METHVEN TV Editor HE'S starred in a sitcom, appeared in the West End, has a raft of new TV projects lined up... and, oh, he's dating a supermodel. Jamie Theakston's life is going from strength to strength - and he's blissfully...
My Nine Days on Hospital Trolley
Byline: GILLIAN TSOI A PATIENT told of his despair last night after spending NINE days on a hospital trolley waiting for a heart check up. Father-of-one Martin Mooney rushed to see doctors last Thursday suffering from chest pains and vomiting....
My Son Did NOT Die of an Overdose ..He Had Marks on His Throat & Blood on His Clothes; DAD DEMANDS 'DRUG' DEATH PROBE
Byline: NIALL MOONAN AND JOANNE McELGUNN THE father of a young Irishman found dead in a dingy toilet in Amsterdam yesterday begged Dutch police to find out the truth about how his son died. Recovering heroin addict Derek Cooper's body was discovered...
Paul Routledge: Future Looking Iffy? Send for Mr Quiffy
Byline: Paul Routledge NOBODY had ever heard of Alan Johnson, the new Work and Pensions Secretary, until this week. He's not a household name - even in his own house. But it's amazing what a couple of rattling good performances in the Commons...
Paul Routledge: SORRY EXCUSE FOR A LEADER
Byline: Paul Routledge IRAQ is the most dominant issue of my lifetime, and with damn good reason. The nation was dragged into war on a lie, and our Prime Minister refuses to accept that fact - much less say "sorry". But Iraq keeps coming back...
Pearse Was Covered in Glass.But We Won't Be Put out Just Because We're a Mixed Marriage; DAD'S FURY AFTER HOME ATTACKED
Byline: MAURICE FITZMAURICE A FURIOUS dad condemned thugs last night after they threw rocks at his home - showering his one-year-old son Pearse with glass. John Houston, 38, claimed republicans attacked his house because he and his wife are in...
PRESSING MATTERS; What Do Reporters in Ulster Really Get Up To?
Byline: JOE GORROD (Likes the odd pint) ONE of Ulster's best-known journalists has lifted the lid on life as a hack here. Paddy Reynolds always was a happy drunk. The fact that he was a drunk at all was down to his line of work. And he was...
Rear View Mirror: DESIGN ON WHEELS; USED AUDI TT Dreamed of Owning an Audi TT? It Might Be More Affordable Than You Think
Byline: Brian Twomey IF you want to have fun you buy an Italian car. If you want to be comfortable then you buy a French car. If you want cold, clinical reliability you buy German, right? Well, yes actually but these days the status quo is changing....
Ron Mackenna: Your Parly's Hot Property
Byline: Ron Mackenna I MEANT to check this out, really. But you know what I'm like. I just couldn't be bothered. Oh come on. It is exhausting, isn't it, pressing those buttons on the phone, getting passed from pillar to post, repeating the same...
Royal Tape Sensation: Did You Do Any Writing for Your Exam, Harry? a Tiny, Tiny Bit .. like a Sentence
Byline: HELEN COOK and JANE KERR, Royal Reporter PRINCE Harry admitted he contributed only about a "sentence" in his own words to his AS art exam paper, it was claimed yesterday. Sacked art mistress Sarah Forsyth secretly taped a conversation...
Royal Tape Sensation: James Whitaker Comment
Byline: JAMES WHITAKER YOU'D think they would have learned by now. Any member of the Royal family, speaking unguardedly, be it on the telephone or indeed almost anywhere, faces a serious chance of being, at worst, bugged or, at best, merely illegally...
Rugby League: Rhinos' Bargain Bai Going for a Grand Double; Tetley's Grand Final, Tomorrow, KO 6PM; WINGER'S GLORY BID
Byline: David BURKE MARCUS BAI aims to join an elite band of double winners in tomorrow's Tetley's Grand Final against Bradford at Old Trafford. The Papuan winger was Leeds Rhinos only new signing this season. He has scorched over for 26 tries...
Rugby Union: Cusiter in Bid to Take on Dragons; Borders V Gwent Dragons, Tonight 7.30
SCOTLAND scrum-half Chris Cusiter could make an unexpected return to the Borders line-up for tonight's Celtic League clash against Gwent Dragons. Cusiter has been out with a knee injury since September, but he could be on the teamsheet at Netherdale...
Rugby Union: END OF THE WORLD; RU: GREENWOOD'S ROBBO WARNING; We're Only Fourth Best Says Will
Byline: Alex SPINK WILL GREENWOOD last night spelt out the massive task facing new England coach Andy Robinson when admitting that the world champions have become also-rans. Greenwood delivered his stark assessment shortly before Robinson presented...
SEVEN DAYS WITH SAM MANN: Our Queen of the Social Scene on the Week Ahead
Byline: SAM MANN friday 'STAFFED UP The English National Opera perform Falstaff at the London Coliseum. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the revival of Matthew Warchus's popular production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera. Visit www.eno.org saturday...
SEVEN DAYS WITH SAM MANN: Sam MANN ABOUT TOWN
Byline: SAM MANN The stars of the new movie Bride And Prejudice were greeted by hundreds of fans as they turned out for the premiere of Gurinder Chadha's screen version of Jane Austen's tale this week. The director famed for Bend It Like Beckham...
Shane on the Screen: Winning Isn't on the Cards; Poker Player
Byline: SHANE DONAGHE VEGAS, baby, the gambling capital of the world. A million stories of how they come to this godforsaken patch of desert to win enough to make Richard Branson feel he's short of a few shekels. THE POKER PLAYER (BBC1, Mon)...
SIENNA: I'M ALWAYS BEING TOUCHED UP; (It's the Only Way to Get My Boobs to Look Big and My Bum to Look Better)
Byline: EVA SIMPSON SIENNA Miller is the latest Hollywood starlet to admit that her sexy image is made up. The 22-year-old, who arrived with boyfriend and co-star Jude Law for the premiere of Alfie in Leicester Square, London, last night, confessed...
Victims of 5-Year Hate Campaign against Guinea Pig Farm: VILLAGE OF THE BODYSNATCHERS
Byline: JUSTINE SMITH WHEN it started, villagers thought it was comical that dreadlocked, middle-class hippies and flask-carrying pensioners should defend the rights of guinea pigs. But the protests have taken a sinister twist - break-ins at...
WIN A Spooktacular HALLOWEEN Break in Derry
THE time has come to shake off the cobwebs from your favourite Elvis outfit and prepare yourself for the BEST annual Halloween party in Ireland. We have teamed up with Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau to give Irish Daily Mirror readers the chance...
Woman's Liver Helped Me Survive and See My Little Boy Grow Up
CYSTIC fibrosis sufferer Audrey Eade thought she would never be a mum. But when she did fall pregnant at 34, she faced a horrendous choice. Doctors found she had an aggressive form of liver cancer that could kill her within eight weeks. Audrey...
Yet Another Flop. but Soccer Boss Still Coining It In: Berti Vogt's Vault
1946: Born December 30, Bottgen, Germany. 1954: Joins the junior ranks of home club VfB Bottgen. 1965: Moves to Borussia Monchengladbach, making the first of 483 Bundesliga appearances in a 14-year career with the club. Earns nickname `Der Terrier'...
YET ANOTHER FLOP.. BUT SOCCER BOSS STILL COINING IT IN: GOLDEN BALLS UP; Bumbling Berti Rakes in Pounds 150k per Win
Byline: RICHARD GRAY BUNGLING Berti Vogts has so far bagged a staggering pounds 1.2million - dragging Scotland into football hell. That works out at a truly mind-boggling pounds 44,500 for every goal scored during his dismal 30-game reign. ...
YET ANOTHER FLOP.. BUT SOCCER BOSS STILL COINING IT IN: THE Tartan Army Last Night United in Calling for the Head of Bert Vogts. and Gordon Strachan Remains the Number One Target to Replace Him as Commander in Chief
ABERDEEN GRANDFATHER Bill Smith, 64, a office security doorman, said: "I could not bear to watch the whole Moldova match, which tells you something - I switched off at half-time. "Berti Vogts has had long enough. "The players were running...
Your Money: WH Smith Hit by Huge Losses; Pounds 135m SLUMP PROMPTS EMPHASIS ON BOOKS
Byline: JOHN HUSBAND, KEVAN REILLY and ANNA DAY AILING High Street giant WH Smith was fighting for its life yesterday after revealing pounds 135million losses. The slump, for the year to September, is one of the worst in its 212-year history...