The Mirror (London, England)

A daily newspaper based in London, England. Stories cover current events, culture, sports, and entertainment of local, national, and international significance. Special attention is given to celebrity news.

Articles from June 1, 1999

10 Tips for Safety in Summer Sunshine
LEAPFROG Day Nurseries, one of the largest growing child-care chains in the country, has recently published its own Sun Policy for young ones. Leapfrog stresses the need for schools and parents to ensure children are protected from the hot weather...
3 Killed in Glider Collision
THREE people were killed yesterday in a mid-air collision between two gliders. A male pilot and his woman passenger plunged to their deaths in a country lane. The other victim, a man piloting a single-seater, crashed into a valley. Both aircraft...
53 DIE IN STAMPEDE AS CROWD FLEES LIGHTNING; Pop Concert Teenagers Are Crushed in Tunnel Terror
FIFTY-ONE rock fans and two policemen were crushed to death as a drunken crowd stampeded to escape a violent thunderstorm. Forty-two of the dead were girls aged 14 to 18 caught in the terrifying crush in a Tube station tunnel. Many wore high...
AT FEVER ITCH; Snuffing out That Sneezing Misery
By TESS LAMACRAFT HERE comes summer - and for nine million of us, the nightmare of watering eyes, streaming noses, irritating itchiness and sneezing. Hay fever, also known as "seasonal allergic rhinitis", can take the fun out of the holiday season...
Beauty Zone: Total Toner Upper Body Moves; Caprice's Secrets
WHAT a week! After a year of pestering VH1 to give me a shot as a guest presenter, they finally bit the bullet. I guess I was fab because they called me back to present another show. If you think my week ended there, you're mistaken. Jonathan Ross...
Bertie Set to Ring in Celia's 40th
TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern's partner Celia Larkin will celebrate her 40th birthday this weekend at a posh party attended by the pair's political pals. But the Fianna Fail leader is staying tight-lipped about her present, which will not be unwrapped...
BILLY LIVED FOR THE IRISH ARMY AND HE DIED SAVING HIS COMRADES; Soldier, 22, Killed and Other Critical after Post Shelled
ANN Kedian was awoken by a knock in the early hours of yesterday morning. The sister of Ireland's latest Army casualty didn't even have to wait for the two men to open their mouths. Standing at her door in the Co Mayo town of Ballyhaunis was...
Boozy Break in Spain Led to Affair That Will Last Forever; ONE NIGHT STANDS ARE A PART OF EVERY FOREIGN HOLIDAY FOR MOST YOUNG PEOPLE
CONDOMS, swimming togs and passport - the minimum essentials for Irish fun-lovers heading off to the sun this summer. Thousands of young people are set hit to Ibiza, Majorca and the Spanish costas looking for love, lust and a lovely colour. The...
Boxing: I'm Lord of the Welsh Rings Says Calzaghe
JOE CALZAGHE believes he is the best boxer Wales has ever produced. But the world super-middleweight champion, a devoted family man, insists he is driven by the promise of lucrative pay-days rather than the dream of immortality. The priority...
BOYS MADE ME LAUGH AGAIN; Delight of Brit Jetski Death Crash Mum as She Is Reunited with 3 Sons
THE British mum accused of killing a Russian tourist in a jetski crash told last night how she laughed for the first time after being reunited with her three young sons. Kathleen Morgan, 37, who is on bail in Dubai charged with manslaughter, said...
Casting Light on Sun Peril
THE recent hot spell has left us dreaming of lazy days baking on the beach trying to get that get that enviable, all-over tan. But there are a few important things you should know about sunbathing before casting caution - and your clothes - to the...
Charlie Catchpole'S TV Column: Stars in Their 'Ias
WHAT superb scheduling on Saturday night. ITV's Stars In Their Eyes versus BBC1's The Eurovision Song Contest. You could choose between watching a bunch of nobodies you'll never hear of again pretending to be pop stars and a bunch of nobodies you'll...
Cool to Be Kind; KEEP YOUR KIDS HAPPY IN THE HEAT
IT'S hard to keep kids safe and healthy in the sun without seeming like a spoilsport. It's a fact that children need some sun as our bodies process sunlight into vital vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. But...
Cricket: NAS Back on a High
NASSER HUSSAIN washed away the bitter taste of World Cup failure by returning to the scene of England's demise with a match-winning 81 from 114 balls at Edgbaston. The Essex Eagles captain set up a formidable score of 238 for five before Ronnie...
Cricket: Waugh Game Is OK, Say Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND captain Stephen Fleming assessed Australia's go-slow tactics which were aimed at scuppering his World Cup bid and said: "If we were in that situation, we would have done the same thing." Cries of "Dirty Digger" had gone up when Aussie...
Cricket: Where Have Our Heroes Gone?; There Is No Superman to Rescue England Flops
ENGLISH cricket must face up to one damning truth - there are no more Supermen, no individuals who can save the country's tattered reputation with their heroics. Captain Alec Stewart tried to take on the world on his own and look what happened to...
Dear Jo: Readers' Letters; Prince of Prejudice
PRINCE Philip's ignorant remark to deaf youngsters (Mirror, May 28) shows how far society needs to go to break down the prejudice and fear about disability. The biggest barrier disabled people face is other people's negative attitudes, and we all...
Donald Crossed a Line - There Was Just No Coming Back from It. David Murray
DAVID MURRAY had no alternative but to accept Donald Findlay's resignation. If the disgraced former vice chairman of the club hadn't resigned, he would have been sacked. The Rangers chairman has made it his mission in life to drive sectarianism...
Don't Let Insects Bug You; BE READY FOR THE BIG STING
By JILL VISSER B URGERS are sizzling on the barbecue, the sky is clear - it ought to be perfect. Then some uninvited guests drop by - a swarm of angry wasps. They cause chaos as you try to swipe them away - and you could be in real trouble if...
Eating Zone: Behind the Scenes with Madonna
IT'S A hot April morning in LA and a huge crowd is forming outside the famous Rollo studios, anticipating the arrival of arguably the most famous woman in the world. Inside there's a commotion as the set is prepared for the ultimate material girl....
Eating Zone: Can't Cook, No Oven. Help!; the Fast Foodie
THE CHALLENGE: TAKE one bachelor whose idea of a gourmet meal is beans on toast, whose oven doesn't work but who wants to throw dinner parties. TRANSFORM him into an inspired chef with stacks of stunning dishes at his fingertips. In the first of...
Elton's Pounds 10,000 Tears; SATELLITE SOB AS WATFORD GO UP
ELTON John was overcome with emotion last night when his beloved Watford clinched a place in the Premiership. The singer, who had watched the match 5,000 miles away in America in a specially set up TV studio, choked back tears when he chatted to...
EUROPE AT WAR: DAY 70: MILOSEVIC TOLD TO ACT ON PEACE PLEA; Words Are Not Enough, Cook
NATO last night called Slobodan Milosevic's bluff after it was reported that he finally yearned peace. They told him: Pull your troops out of Kosovo if you want the bombing to stop. Serbian radio said the blitzed tyrant was ready to accept the...
Fashion Zone: Shrugs and Kisses; STORE TRAWLERS This Week Fashion Fiends ERICA DAVIES and AMBER GRAAFLAND Fall Madly in Love with Must-Have Tiny Cardis
I T'S very rare that a fashion trend is actually practical. But this season is set to be the summer of the shrug - and your mother would be proud. Essentially the shrug is a cardigan which looks as though it has shrunk in the wash and it covers...
Football: A Long Line of Dons Pitt-Falls
EBBE SKOVDAHL was yesterday handed the poisoned chalice of trying to recreate the glory days at Aberdeen. The Brondby coach, who will start his new job in a fortnight, becomes the seventh man to try and follow in Alex Ferguson's legendary footsteps....
Football: Bosnich: I Sign Today; Keeper Tells Mirror He Is United No.1
MARK BOSNICH told The Mirror last night he will join Manchester United today for the glory and challenge of proving he can replace Peter Schmeichel. "That is the big bait for me," said Aston Villa's Aussie goalkeeper. "It's an opportunity I could...
Football: Chelsea: Laudrup's Not Welcome Back; Blues Want Fee for Rebel Brian
THE future of former Chelsea star Brian Laudrup was shrouded in confusion last night after he decided to quit FC Copenhagen. Chelsea now hold his registration, but assistant manager Gwyn Williams said last night that they do not want him back just...
Football: Ebbe Will Turn Tide
NEW Aberdeen boss Ebbe Skovdahl was last night tipped to turn the dismal Dons into Danish sizzlers - by his best buddy, and current Denmark coach, Bo Johansson. The Pittodrie side unveiled Brondby manager Skovdahl as their new manager - the first...
FOOTBALL: LAMBERT SWAPS CUP BLUES FOR DARK BLUE; Sorry Celt Paul Fights Final Pain
PAUL LAMBERT last night vowed to put the pain of Scottish Cup Final defeat behind him for the sake of Scotland. The midfielder joined Celtic team-mates Tom Boyd, Jonathan Gould and Phil O'Donnell in the Scotland squad which will travel to face the...
Football: O'leary in Pounds 12m Treasure Hunt; Leeds Launch Triple Bid
DAVID O'LEARY is primed to launch a pounds 12million spending spree to add three more of the country's brightest young stars to his Elland Road academy. The Leeds United boss is ready with pounds 5m bids for Ipswich Town's transfer-listed England...
Football: Only Excuses Column
A Scots cross they didn't have to Bear Chico HO! HO! HO! Totally sensational! You'll forgive me but I am totally and sensationally exhausted after running round the beautiful new National Stadium with the Rangers boys. OK, vile and odious...
Football: Rich Kids Still Proud to Play for England; SAYS KEVIN KEEGAN
KEVIN KEEGAN has confessed to a fear that England's players were a bunch of over-paid and uncaring mercenaries. Happily, it vanished the very first time he took them for training after becoming the part-time national coach earlier this year. ...
Football: Right ... So Who's the Vegetable Now Then?; Bolton 0 Watford 2
GRAHAM TAYLOR toasted his return to the big time last night and declared: "I always I knew I'd get back in the Premiership." Taylor led his beloved Watford back to the top flight after an 11-year absence with this Wembley play-off victory over Bolton....
Football: Wily Skovdahl Vows to Avoid the Fergie Trap
NEW Aberdeen manager Ebbe Skovdahl has vowed not to fall into the same trap as those who have tried and failed to live up to Alex Ferguson's success of the 1980s. "That man is a genius and that hasn't been said about me," said the former Brondby...
Football: You've Got Wat It Takes, Taylor: First Division Play-Off Special; Bolton 0 Watford 2 Graham Back on a High with Return to the Top Flight
GRAHAM TAYLOR can finally rest easy at night after Watford at last gave him a happy day at Wembley to look back on. Not happy in the same way that made Elton John blub when his home-town side walked out at the famous old stadium in 1984 - after...
GAA: BAKER SEEKS ALL CLARE TO TAKE ON TIPP; Banner Are Waiting on Ollie; Chief GAA Writer
CLARE powerhouse Ollie Baker will take a fitness test later in the week to determine if he is ready to face Tipperary in the game of all games at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Baker has been nursing an ankle ligament injury for the last two and a...
GAA: Seven Years of Famine Ended
IT'S BEEN seven years since Cormac McAdam woke on a Monday with a sore head inflicted by championship celebrations. The Fermanagh goalkeeper, a servant of 12 years to the Erne county, was instrumental in Sunday's Ulster Championship preliminary...
HEADS WARN BLUNKETT: PRESSURE IS TOO MUCH; 'Lighten Up' Message to Minister
MANY of Britain's best headteachers are cracking up under pressure, Education Secretary David Blunkett is warned today. Headteachers' leader David Hart urged the Government to ease up in the crusade to raise education standards. He told The Mirror...
HOW FAR CAN YUGO?; Irish Fans to Snub the Serbs; Players Wear Peace Ribbons; TDs Turning Up Heat on UEFA
IRELAND'S soccer stars are being urged to wear white armbands to symbolise their support for peace if they are forced to play Yugoslavia on Saturday. Fans have also been asked to snub the Yugoslav players by turning their backs on them as they line...
I'm Still Happy We Won.; DESPITE THE MURDER SQUAD, GOLD-DIGGERS OUT TO SEDUCE MY DAUGHTERS, A MARRIAGE CRISIS, Pounds 1m DRUG-SMUGGLING BAIL BOND, FIRM GOING BUST AND HAVING TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA PART TWO OF WHAT LIFE IS REALLY LIKE AFTER WINNING THE LOTTO
THE man double-parked outside David White's window company was furious when his wing mirror was knocked off. One of the firm's drivers was to blame, he said, and he wanted pounds 50 for the damage. David refused point blank. There followed a...
Ira Blasted over Search for Bodies
THE son-in-law of Jean McConville yesterday slammed the IRA for "washing its hands" of the search for the Disappeared. Seamus McKendry called on the terrorists to send members to the named burial sites to more accurately pinpoint the whereabouts...
JOHN CUT DOWN BY BENEFITS AXE; Hole-in-Heart Patient Is Fraud Claims Labour
ONE OF the world's first hole-in-the-heart patients has been robbed of his disability benefit after being hit by Labour's cost-cutting axe. A storm has erupted over the harsh treatment of Welshman John Barnard, 53, who has lost nearly pounds 300-a-month...
Jonathan Ross Marriage Split: Boat May Rock but They Won't Founder
IF I had to draw up a list of showbusiness marriages least likely to hit the buffers Jonathan and Jane would be right up there along with the Wogans, Linekers and Richard and Judy. It struck me as a rock solid union. Jonathan the flamboyant showbiz...
Jonathan Ross Marriage Split: Jane's Breakdown Has Been Stressful.It's Put a Great Deal of Strain on the Marriage
THEY seemed one of the closest couples in showbiz - but Jane's breakdown and the pressure of Jonathan's punishing TV schedule have driven a wedge through the Ross marriage. The split has come as his career is going from strength to strength. ...
Living Zone: You and Your Body; WE Put Your Health Questions to Skin and Beauty Specialist Hilary Andrews, GP Dr Rob Hicks, and a Spokesman from the National Osteoporosis Society
QI KNOW that you can buy expensive anti-ageing creams, but surely there are ways to combat ageing from things like diet? ADIET and lifestyle are more effective in combating ageing than any cream you can buy. The first and foremost rule is to...
Long Day's Tears after a Journey into Nightmare
YESTERDAY was the longest day for Mary McClory. The 65-year-old west Belfast woman has waited 21 agonising years to receive the body of her murdered teenage son. As she sat waiting by the phone for the news that would set her grief free, she...
MIRROR DID US PROUD ON MAJOR WEDDING; Ex-PM's Sister Phones to Say Thank You
JOHN Major's sister last night praised The Mirror's coverage of his son James' wedding to Emma Noble. Pat Dessoy, 68, was thrilled when she read our front page story yesterday. She said it was "a fine piece of sensitive writing". The former Prime...
My Fight to Stamp out Crime; FALKLANDS HERO'S CHARITY TACKLES VIOLENCE
AS the Government launches ambitious plans to reduce heroin and cocaine abuse, SIMON WESTON outlines why he has set up centres to confront the impact of drugs. I'VE been through some battles in my time but the fight to save my home town from...
MY HEROES; Ally's Tribute to Docs and Nurses as Twin Baby Mitchell Comes Home after His Brave Year-Long Fight
SOCCER hero Ally McCoist achieved the biggest goal of his glittering career yesterday - finally getting to take his tiny son home from hospital. Baby Mitchell - who was born with a hole in his heart - has spent most of his young life in Glasgow's...
NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL HAS MADE OUR LIVES MISERY SAY TERRIFIED VILLAGERS; `Evil' Ex-Nurse Accused of Frightening Children, Trying to Run over Couple, Sending Hate Mail and Throwing Sewage at Woman
A NEIGHBOUR from hell is making life a misery for residents of a sleepy Irish village. They say the retired nurse has wrought havoc on their small community where children and adults flee in terror when they see her coming. Rita Leonard, 62,...
Nurses' Anger at Cash Waste
NURSES at the hospital where a doctor was suspended for over four years hit out yesterday at health chiefs who have wasted pounds 1m on an inquiry. Angered by a report in yesterday's Mirror, staff at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil...
PARTIES CALL A TRUCE AS VOICE OF SCOTLAND DIES; Tributes Flood in for Broadcasting Legend Macintyre
SCOTLAND'S political parties yesterday suspended hostilities as a mark of respect over the shock death of BBC broadcaster Kenny Macintyre. Labour contacted the Nats during the morning and both sides agreed not to issue any statements or campaign...
PLEASE JUST COME HOME SARA, WE LOVE YOU; Parents' Heartfelt Plea to Missing Daughter
THE PARENTS of a missing 14-year-old schoolgirl spoke of their anguish for the first time yesterday and said: "We fear she's been murdered." Sarah Jayne John has been missing for a week after she left home to meet friends and failed to come back....
PM PUTS TUSCANY IN TOP 10 HOLS LIST; Bookings Up 95%
BRITISH tourists following Tony Blair to Tuscany have pushed the Italian region into the top 10 holiday destinations. Those Brits enjoying self-catering villa breaks there has shot up by 95.2 per cent this year. Around 1.7 million UK holidaymakers...
RELIEF AS KIDNAP NANNY CALLS TO SAY OISIN WELL; New Twist in Search for Fair City Baby
A DRAMATIC end to the kidnapping of baby Oisin will grip Fair City fans next week. And hopefully it will finally end the nightmare of the "nanny from hell" for devastated mother Nicola Brennan. But it takes a little luck as the desperate search...
Roseanna Cunningham Column: Scots Are Being Sold Short with This Trick
IT may seem that all of the arguments in the Scottish Parliament are about money. There are really a couple of different strands to the debate and at times they become a bit confused. First there is the oddly named Short money. It's not called that...
Sex Zone: Let's Talk about Sex with Fi Glover
Who was your first boyfriend? A bloke called Alastair Robinson - aged about seven. I think we both blushed a lot and then did a lot of hand holding. He was my best friend's brother and I think she suggested we do it. Describe your first kiss....
Sex Zone: What Men REALLY Think about Sex.But Would NEVER Dare to Tell You
THE 7 SEXY SECRETS WE HATE to admit it, but women spend much of the time discussing men - and wishing we could change them. We adore them, but they infuriate us. We want the perfect relationship, but it never seems to work out quite as we'd like....
Sunbed Cancer Link Is Proved
EXPERTS have finally proven that sunbeds cause skin cancer. The conclusive link was established after medics found that weekly users were exposed to six times the normal annual dose of harmful ultra-violet rays. For the past decade experts have...
Take the Trial out of Travel
By JILL VISSER IF the very thought of sailing across the ocean makes you turn green, you're in good company. One in three of us are poor travellers. But it's not just boats that make us queasy. Cars, buses and planes can make getting to the holiday...
WE'VE GOT A LOTTO LOVIN' TO DO; Newlyweds Hit Jackpot While on Honeymoon
NEWLYWEDS Gordon and Jackie Kearney came back broke from their honeymoon in Las Vegas - and landed a Lotto jackpot. The stunned couple were told as they got off the plane that Gordon had won a third share of last Saturday's pounds 1 million jackpot....
WHEN YOU MEET BLAIR GIVE HIM A HARD TIME; New Labour Picks on Poor Says Cherie's Dad
TONY BLAIR'S father-in-law yesterday savaged the New Labour government - and urged voters to give the Premier a hard time if they met him. Firebrand actor Tony Booth accused Ministers of "picking on" single mothers and the disabled and bungling...
Your Problems: Miriam Stoppard Advice Column; Will Baby at 40 Bring Me Joy?
TWO years ago, when our sons were 15 and 17, I unexpectedly became pregnant. Our boys were ecstatic and my husband was like a young dad-to-be all over again. Sadly, 12 weeks into the pregnancy, all our plans and dreams were over when I miscarried....
You Thought It Was All over ..; SPORT'S COMEBACK KINGS REIGN SUPREME
WHAT a week it has been for sporting comebacks. First came Manchester United's last-gasp 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich - the most astonishing rise from the dead in football history. Their two crucial goals in the space of 130 seconds clinched Wednesday's...
Zone: She's Sassy, Smart. and Six Foot. Has Rod Stewart Finally Met His Match in Kimberley? DM01.23.DM.EPSF
LONG blonde hair, gym-toned legs which reach to her armpits ... and two other assets which Playboy readers have long admired. It was a comfortingly familiar sight when Rod Stewart appeared with 35-year-old Kimberley Conrad in public for the first...