The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from July 9, 2005

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07/07: Terror in London: IRISHWOMAN FEARED DEAD; Embassy Launches Desperate Search as Survivors Tell of Their Nightmare Ordeal
Byline: By NIALL MOONAN and JOHN FALLON AN Irishwoman is thought to be among the dozens killed in the London bombings, it was revealed yesterday. Embassy officials in London are working with UK police to try to identify the woman believed to...
07/07: War on Britain: 20 BODIES STILL DOWN THERE; Bomb Terror Toll Could Reach 70
Byline: By GRAHAM BROUGH and JEFF EDWARDS, Chief Crime Correspondent RESCUE workers 150ft below ground toiled yesterday in "unimaginable" conditions to reach the dead from the worst of London's three Tube bombs. Twenty bodies were still in the...
07/07 War on Britain: 20 BODIES STILL DOWN THERE; Bomb Terror Toll Set to Hit 70
Byline: By GRAHAM BROUGH and JEFF EDWARDS, Chief Crime Correspondent RESCUE workers 150ft below ground toiled yesterday in "unimaginable" conditions to reach the dead from the worst of London's three Tube bombs. Twenty bodies were still in the...
07/07 War on Britain: A Girl Died in My Arms. I Need to Find out Her Name So I Can Tell Her Family She Wasn't Alone - SURVIVOR STEVEN DESBOROUGH
Byline: By DANIEL BOFFEY and AIDAN McGURRAN A HERO survivor pictured in the wreck of the Aldgate Tube train told yesterday how he comforted a young woman as she lay dying in his arms. Steven Desborough, 28, was shown on the front of yesterday's...
07/07 War on Britain: AND THE WORLD MOURNS
Byline: By MARK ELLIS, Foreign Editor FLAGS flew at half mast around the world yesterday in tribute to those who died in the London blasts. Many foreign newspapers condemned the attacks, praising Britain's "Blitz spirit" and the resilience of...
07/07: War on Britain: AND THE WORLD MOURNS
FLAGS flew at half-mast around the globe yesterday in tribute to those who perished in the London blasts. Many foreign newspapers condemned the attacks, praising Britain's "Blitz spirit" and the resilience of Londoners. But the fear of similar...
07/07: War on Britain: Blast Mum Recalls Loss of Her Son
Byline: By GILES BROWN A MUM caught in the London bombings spoke yesterday about how the blasts brought back painful memories of the IRA explosion that killed her son. Helen Lewis, whose son Alexander was one of eight soldiers killed as their...
07/07: War on Britain: Bob and Bono Say Thanks to the Mirror
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by ROS WYNNE-JONES LIVE 8 heroes Bono and Sir Bob Geldof yesterday applauded the G8 decision on aid and debt relief - and praised Daily Mirror readers for helping to make it happen. Bono said: "Daily Mirror readers are as much...
07/07: War on Britain: BUSINESS AS USUAL; Tube and Bus Passengers Vow: The Terrorists Will Never Beat Us
Byline: By BARBARA DAVIES THEY carried on. In the hazy, warm morning sun, a steady stream of the defiant flowed down the steps into Underground stations across London. There was uncertainty as they walked past armed police and began their descent...
07/07: War on Britain: HOPE IN TERROR'S SHADOW; Defiant Blair Hails G8 Triumph on Aid and Debt after Atrocities
Byline: From OONAGH BLACKMAN Political Editor in Gleneagles TONY Blair yesterday hailed G8 deals on aid and climate change as the triumph of hope in the "shadow of terrorism". Defiant Mr Blair announced a pounds 1.7billion package to rebuild...
07/07 War on Britain: I'll Not Be Rewriting the Way That I Live
Byline: By BILL BORROWS THIS IS the third time I have tried to write this column. In a dramatic break with tradition I started early and the first attempt was all about London failing to get the Olympics in 2012. The second, after the news...
07/07: War on Britain: MY PASSENGERS ARE DEAD.. MY PASSENGERS ARE ALL DEAD - BUS DRIVER GEORGE PSARADAKIS; Hero Breaks Down after Dragging Victims from Carnage of the No30
Byline: By LORRAINE FISHER MINUTES after his bus was blown apart, hero driver George Psaradakis rang his wife crying 'My passengers are dead, all my passengers are dead'. George, 49, staggered from his cab and risked his life pulling people from...
07/07: War on Britain: OUR LOST LOVED ONES; Family and Friends Trawl Hospitals and Morgues for Missing
Byline: By EMILY NASH ANGUISHED families and friends of people still missing after the terror blasts spent yesterday searching for their loved ones with desperate phone calls and visits to hospitals as they hoped for the best but feared the worst....
07/07 War on Britain: OUR LOST LOVED ONES; Family and Friends Trawl Hospitals and Streets for the Missing
Byline: By EMILY NASH ANGUISHED families and friends of people still missing after the terror blasts spent yesterday searching for their loved ones with desperate phone calls and visits to hospitals. As they hoped for the best and feared the...
07/07: War on Britain: Professor May Lose Both Legs after Blast
Byline: By STEPHEN MOYES THE devastated wife of an eminent professor told yesterday how he might lose both legs after being caught in the terror attacks. Ellie Patsalos, 50, will find out today whether her husband Professor Philip Patsalos, 52,...
07/07: War on Britain: She's Called Davinia. I Think She Is 28.she Has a Really Beautiful Face but Her Burns Are Very Bad. She Was So Brave - RESCUER PAUL DADGE
Byline: By ANDY LINES and REID SEXTON HE was the brave Tube-bomb rescuer who helped the "woman in the mask". It put his picture on the front page of the Mirror - and summed up the selfless courage of Londoners. Yesterday, ex-fireman Paul Dadge...
07/07: War on Britain: SO WHAT DO THEY WANT? ..AND HOW DO WE STOP THEM?
Byline: Terrorism expert BY KEVIN TOOLIS IF the Islamic fanatics who bombed London ever achieved their aims and took power, Britain would become an Iranian-style Islamic Republic. All contact between the sexes would be banned. Discos, bars, public...
07/07: War on Britain: The Hunt
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by JEFF EDWARDS and CHRIS HUGHES SCOTLAND Yard launched Britain's biggest ever manhunt yesterday to catch the London bombers - vowing: "We will go to the ends of the earth to nail these coldblooded killers." And troops from...
07/07: War on Britain: THIS IS WHAT ONE DREADS.. Charles and Camilla Sympathise with Blast Victims as Queen Vows: 'We'll Stand Firm'
Byline: By PETE SAMSON PRINCE Charles yesterday told a terror attack survivor: "It's been one of the things that many of us have dreaded for a long time - and now they have finally got through." But he added: "What I can never get over is the...
07/07: War on Britain: Watch Next Week as We Bury Our Dead, but See Also New People Coming to Make This City Their Home, Calling Themselves Londoners and Doing It Because of the Freedom to Be Themselves MAYOR KEN KIVINGSTONE'S MESSAGE TO THE BOMBERS
Byline: By BOB ROBERTS Deputy Political Editor DEFIANT Mayor Ken Livingstone yesterday warned the men of terror they would never break the spirit of his city. He vowed that even as bomb victims were buried, new arrivals would continue to make...
3am: KYLIE'S COMPASSION; Visit Thrills Ill Children
Byline: JESSICA CALLAN, EVA SIMPSON AND CAROLINE HEDLEY T HEIR sad little faces lit up in delight when a surprise visitor popped in to cheer them up - Kylie Minogue. The 37-year-old Aussie pop star made a special visit to the cancer ward at the...
ANOTHER Chance to WIN a VIP Day out at Glorious Goodwood
THE phones were red-hot with callers trying to win our Goodwood competition last week so, by popular demand we are running another one today. Veronica Timms, of Teddington, Middlesex, was our lucky winner so, for the rest of you who were out of...
Athletics: YOU CAN'T REST ON YOUR LAURELS; There's No Gold Comfort for Olympic Sprint Relay Stars
Byline: By LEE WEST BRITAIN'S Olympic relay stars have been warned there is no guarantee they will stay in the team for next month's World Championships in Helsinki. The quartet of Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis...
BARRY McGUIGAN: Hey Junior, Stop All That Wittering and Start Hitting
Byline: BARRY McGUIGAN JUNIOR WITTER steps out of Ricky Hatton's shadow tonight hoping to remind the light-welterweight division that his fists pack as big a punch as his tongue. Junior has been on familiar territory since Hatton's brilliant...
Baseball: Baseball Suffers Olympic Strike 3
Byline: By ALAN McKINLAY CURRENT Major League players have never played in the Olympics, but that did not stop the big leagues from reacting with surprise and disappointment at seeing their sport dropped from the Games. There will be no baseball...
BRIAN READE: It's Been a Gerrard Daze Night ...but Love Is the Drug for Stevie
Byline: BRIAN READE I JUST hope that in between writing this and it appearing on your breakfast table the basic facts remain the same. Because on Tuesday night, after hearing Rick Parry say that Steven Gerrard "feels he can do better elsewhere"...
BRIAN READE: London Buck the Trend of Britain's Dud Bids
Byline: BRIAN READE I WASN'T surprised when London's name came out of the IOC envelope on Wednesday to hear that the news reduced some people to tears. I too came close to crying, as I remembered one of the funniest pieces of telly I've ever...
Cricket: COLLY GIVES AUSSIES THE WOBBLES; ..but Hero Paul Still Won't Make Ashes
Byline: Mike WALTERS Cricket Correspondent FLYING picket Paul Collingwood will have to take a back seat in the Ashes - despite being England's best one-day player this summer. While Kevin Pietersen's impact has been limited to one awesome innings,...
Cricket: England Bully Gillespie out of the Attack
Byline: Martin ROGERS EXCLUSIVE JASON GILLESPIE is set to become the first casualty of Australia's Ashes tour after England's batsmen bullied the pace ace into submission. Gillespie is poised to be axed for the summer's final two one-day international...
DEREK McGOVERN: HOW TO LEAD A BETTOR LIFE; You Just Can't Beat a Gambler
Byline: DEREK McGOVERN WHEN my kids grow up I want them to gamble. Not for a living, although I can think of numerous jobs worse than professional gambler. And not compulsively because I can think of few existences worse than addicted gambler,...
DOUBLE DELIGHT; Parents OK Byram's New Man as Niece Is Christened
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by FIONA WYNNE GORGEOUS Amanda Byram has a double celebration today - her goddaughter is christened and her parents have given their approval to her new man. The 31-year-old host of The Swan and Entertainment Tonight is enjoying...
FAMILY SPEAKS OUT AS KILLER GETS LIFE; Justice Has Been Done ..but It Will Never Bring Back Our Mammy
Byline: By NEIL COTTER A MAN who burst into a house and blasted a granny to death with a shotgun was jailed for life yesterday. Timothy Rattigan, 26, was found guilty of the murder of devout Catholic Joan Casey at her Tallaght, Co Dublin, home...
FIONA: For Our Kids' Sake We Can't Let Evil Win
Byline: Fiona Phillips THE conversation we have most in my house is: "When are we going to move out of London?" Since the evil events of Thursday morning that question has become almost a mantra. Sometimes living family life in the capital feels...
Football: BLACK and Blue BURN; Bellamy Joins Ewood Bruise Brothers as Sparky Orders: Carry on Clogging
Byline: Alan NIXON TOUGH-talking Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has ordered his Ewood Park brothers in arms to carry on scrapping Craig Bellamy's arrival at Ewood sees him team up with fellow feisty Welshman Robbie Savage, Scottish terrier Paul Dickov...
Football: HEALY SUCKS A BRANDY BAWL; Derry 3 Finn Harps 2 Harps Manager Felix Sent to Stand BEFORE Kick-Off
Byline: Garry DOYLE IN A game of passionate intensity Derry City maintained both their local supremacy and their unexpected title charge. And they did so after a night of drama which started with the sending off of Felix Healy, the current manager...
Football: Healy Sucks Brandy Bawl in Derry Win; Derry City 3 Finn Harps 2
Byline: By GARRY DOYLE IN a game of passionate intensity Derry City maintained both their local supremacy and their unexpected title charge. And they did so after a night of drama that started with the sending-off of Felix Healy the manager of...
Football: IT'S FOUR FOR TWO; Gerrard and Carra Sign New Deals to Stay at Kop 'Til 2009 . . and Swoop for Figo Is On
Byline: David Maddock STEVEN GERRARD will parade the European Cup in front of Liverpool fans today as he bids to regain the trust of the Kop. Gerrard, along with Scouse team-mate Jamie Carragher, signed a new four-year contract yesterday to bring...
Football: I WANT TO BE GERS BATIGOL; Argentinian Striker Nieto Sets His Sights on Euro Success
Byline: By MICHAEL BAILLIE RANGERS' new striker Federico Nieto hopes to copy boyhood heroes Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo and take the Champions League by storm this season. The 21-year-old Argentinian became Alex McLeish's fifth signing...
Football : OLD BHOY MACARI ON CELTS SIGNING WOES; Q: Do You Want to Play for a Fantastic Club with a Fantastic History Who Have Chance of Champion League? A: No Thanks Gord
Byline: Michael BAILLIE IF he was in any doubt before, Gordon Strachan has quickly found out the difficulties of getting players to turn their back on the Premiership for the SPL. As Celtic unveiled their new Nike kit, the Parkhead boss was asked...
Football: OVAL & OUT; Kicks off with off with Ulster Football Latest 'I Feel I Had No Option. I Made My Decision on Principle and I Can't See That Changing' Jimmy Brown
Byline: Darren FULLERTON FORMER Glentoran assistant Jimmy Brown insists he will not be returning as Roy Coyle's No.2 at The Oval. It had been hoped that Brown, who walked away from the club after a contract dispute, would reconsider his stance,...
Football: Real Tell Owen: Shut Up or Leave
Byline: By MARTIN LIPTON, Chief Football Writer MICHAEL OWEN was given a clear "stop whingeing" message by Real Madrid last night. The England striker has not hidden his frustration at the lack of game-time he was given under three different...
Football: Shels Put a Hoo-Do on the Saints; St Pat's 0 Shelbourne 1 WES WINNER SEALS IT
Byline: Michael SCULLY A TOUCH of magic by Wes Hoolahan allowed Shels to keep pace with Cork City at the top of the eircom Premier Division last night - and provided a welcome boost to the Reds ahead of their Champions League opener next week. ...
Football Spy: Lovell Exit Means the Others Can Stay - Marr
DUNDEE have agreed a pounds 190,000 deal with Leicester City for striker Steve Lovell - in order to keep the rest of Jim Duffy's squad intact. Chief executive Peter Marr, pictured, said the Dens club had to accept the Foxes' offer to secure the...
Football Spy: The Blues Are Set to Seal Pounds 35m Prize Guys
Byline: By MARTIN LIPTON CHELSEA believe they will complete a pounds 35million double swoop for Shaun Wright-Phillips and Lyon midfielder Michael Essien within the next three days. The champions have entered the end-game of their discussions...
Football : That'll Be the Rae When I Roll over; GERS IN CANADA
Byline: From Iain Campbell in Toronto ALEX Rae has warned Rangers' new signing Brahim Hemdani that he isn't about to fade away and allow him to walk into the team. The veteran midfielder knows that with Barry Ferguson, Fernando Ricksen and the...
Football : We'll Make Niet Profit This Time; GERS IN CANADA Loan Ranger Becomes Summer Signing Number 5 McLEISH: ARGENTINE HITMAN WON'T BE A FLOP AT RANGERS
Byline: Iain Campbell BRITISH football has not always been a happy hunting ground for players from South America. For every Ossie Ardiles there has been a Seb Rozental and Raphael Scheidt. Rangers, though, are optimistic they have struck gold...
FORMULA ONE: British GP EXCLUSIVE: JENSON TO JOIN FERRARI; Button Pounds 20M Deal to Replace Rubens
Byline: By OLIVER HOLT Chief Sports Writer BRITISH Formula One ace Jenson Button is being lined up for a sensational pounds 20million move to Ferrari next season. The BAR driver has been sounded out about signing a two-year deal to replace Rubens...
FORMULA ONE: Egomaniac F1owners Are like Guys Who Have Read Dirty Books. but Never Been to Bed with a Woman; BRITISH GRAND PRIX EXCLUSIVE Bernie Ecclestone's Most Controversial Interview EVER
Byline: Oliver Holt CHIEF SPORTS WRITER FORMULA ONE supremo Bernie Ecclestone last night launched a blistering verbal attack on the men who are trying to plunge the sport into civil war. In his most revealing interview ever, Ecclestone said that...
Formula One: Schuey Shunt Is Just the Pits
Byline: BY BYRON YOUNG MICHAEL SCHUMACHER blotted his copybook at Silverstone yesterday with a mistake more familiar to the fans in the grandstands than a seven-time world champion. The Ferrari driver lost concentration coming into the pits at...
GAA: CLEVER TREVOR READY FOR TEST; CONNACHT FOOTBALL FINAL: Galway V Mayo, Pearse Stadium, Sun 2.10 Mortimer Prepared as He Faces Harsh Exam
Byline: By PAUL KEANE TREVOR Mortimer is done with England, university life and the whole damn thing. The smile across his face tells you exactly how he feels about that. The Mayo star was based in Leeds for the majority of this year studying...
Gaa: Galway Owe Fans One ..They Should Re-Joyce
Byline: BERNARD FLYNN THE nearer we get to the Connacht final the harder it is to call. I believe Mayo should win another Connacht but the mind can play funny games with a team who, down deep, surely know they are not good enough to win an All-Ireland...
GAA: Hands Up for Real Feast of Football at a Packed HQ
Byline: BERNARD FLYNN WHAT an occasion, 80,000 people packed into Croke Park just waiting for two juggernauts to clash - no matter what sort of game it is, the suspense and intrigue is mouthwatering. I honestly cannot wait to see this one, something...
Gaa: How the Two Ulster Heavyweights Rate
Byline: BERNARD FLYNN GOALKEEPER P HEARTY: A rock, what an addition to the defence, as important as anybody, a giant of a man, great hands and a massive kickout. 8 J DEVINE: Not as authoritive as his opposite number, good shot stopper but...
GAA: It's Not about Revenge; ULSTER FOOTBALL FINAL: Tyrone V Armagh, Croke, Tomorrow 3.30 GEEZER PLAYS IT COOL AND SAYS WINNING IS ALL
Byline: Orla BANNON KIERAN McGeeney insists that those expecting Armagh to carry out a revenge mission on Tyrone in tomorrow's Ulster final will be disappointed. It's the game everybody has been waiting to see since the Red Hands wrestled the...
Gaa: It Will Be Nip and Tuck but Armagh Can Nick It
Byline: Jackie Cahill THE big one - Armagh bidding for a 12th Ulster title, Tyrone seeking their 11th. Local bragging rights, fierce footballing rivalry. The bookies favour Armagh and Joe Kernan's men certainly like turning out at Croke Park....
Gaa: Kingdom to Triumph for a Third Year
Byline: BERNARD FLYNN THIS game has the makings of a cracker because Cork are now 40 per cent better this year than last. Dropping Levis and Cronin sends out a direct warning from Billy Morgan that reputations count for nothing, it is performances...
GAA: MINI COOPER NEEDS SERVICE; MUNSTER FOOTBALL FINAL Cork V Kerry, Pairc UI Chaoimh, Tomorrow, 4.15 O'Connor Calls for Kingdom Forwards to Help Out
Byline: Jackie CAHILL KERRY boss Jack O'Connor has urged his attackers to take some of the heat off the 'Gooch' at Pairc Ui Chaoimh tomorrow. Colm 'Gooch' Cooper will be a marked man on Leeside after his heroics for Kerry against Limerick in...
GAA: Model Mood Boosted by Morr Belief; WEXFORD V MONAGHAN
Byline: By PAUL KEANE ST Patrick's Park in Enniscorthy was a lonely place to be in the days after Wexford's Leinster semi-final defeat to Dublin last month. Just ask Colm Morris. Sure, the place was buzzing with players and the familiar hum of...
GAA: Mor the Merrier in Mayo; CONNACHT FOOTBALL FINAL: Galway V Mayo
ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder is an expression that could have been coined for Trevor Mortimer. The Mayo star was based in Leeds for the majority of this year studying for a degree in quarry management, the family business back home. Based...
GAA: Rebels Own Peter Pan Is out to Write His Fairytale; MUNSTER FOOTBALL FINAL Cork V Kerry, Pairc UI Chaoimh, Tomorrow, 4.15
Byline: By JACKIE CAHILL GRAHAM Canty is Cork's very own version of Peter Pan - he's 24 years old but it seems like he's been around forever. A stalwart of recent International Rules teams, Canty epitomises all that is good about the modern game....
Gary Anderson: Renault Can Only Throw It All Away
Byline: Gary Anderson THE British Grand Prix is the start of the second half of the season and if a driver or team is going to be a championship threat to Fernando Alonso and Renault then they must get on the top step of the podium from here on...
Golf: BIRDIE BLITZ GIVES ALLY'S ARMY HOPE; BARCLAY'S SCOTTISH OPEN SECOND ROUND ACTION Forsyth Fans Banking on Home Victory
Byline: By LEE WEST ALASTAIR Forsyth believes he can become the first Scot to win at Loch Lomond for six years, but says the job is only half done. The 29-year-old put himself in a superb position after a sizzling second-round seven-under-par...
Golf: GOLF'S TOO EASY NOW; Nicklaus: Technology Is Killing the Game I Love. It's Time to Act
Byline: Neil McLEMAN Golf Correspondent JACK NICKLAUS fears the Old Course at St Andrews will be destroyed by the big-hitters next week. And the Golden Bear, approaching his final Open, reckons the humiliation of the most famous links in the...
Harry Potter Week: I Wish I Could Do Magic.I'd Put a Slimming Spell on My Dad! .. MEET OUR WAND-ERFUL WINNER
Byline: By MEGAN CALCOTT OUR HARRY POTTER CORRESPONDENT IT'S a dream assignment for any rookie reporter - interview the world's hottest author at the launch of the world's hottest book. So when the Daily Mirror asked me to be their girl on the...
Harry Potter Week: Meg's Ideal for Rowling Role
IT'S no surprise that Megan often has her nose in a book as both mum Andy and dad John are librarians. And they are sure their 10-year-old will be magic as our Harry Potter Correspondent. Andy, 44, says, "I started reading the books to her when...
Irishwoman Feared Dead; Heartbreak Search for Missing Death Toll Could Be 70 Biggest Manhunt Ever
Byline: By NIALL MOONAN and JOHN FALLON AN Irishwoman is believed to be among the dozens killed in the London bombings, it was revealed yesterday. Embassy officials in London are working with the police to try to identify the woman - thought...
LAUREN, 10, MURDERED 200 YARDS FROM HOME; Grandfather Finds Her Body
Byline: By PHILIP CARDY A GIRL of 10 was found murdered yesterday in woodland just 200 yards from her home. Lauren Pilkington-Smith's body was discovered by her grandfather, Barry Smith, who had gone to search for her after she had failed to...
O.C. FOURSOME; Meet the Beautiful People Behind TV's Hottest New Show That Has Gripped Ireland's Viewers
Byline: By JENNY McQUAILE THEY are the bright and beautiful young people the whole world has fallen in love with. The cast members of the hit show The O.C. appear to have it all - good looks and perfect lives all set against the backdrop of beautiful...
OPEN AND SHUT CASE FOR TIGER; Woods Is a Great Bet - Even at 3-1
AFTER two successive 750-1 winners, punters could be forgiven for giving next week's Open a wide berth. If Ben Curtis can win at Sandwich and Todd Hamilton at Royal Troon before both returning to anonymity, surely anyone can lift the Claret Jug...
Oxegen THE ULTIMATE GUIDE : PACK OF DOGG'S; Snoop Brings Posse of 100
Byline: By PAUL MARTIN RAPPER Snoop Dogg has stunned organisers of this weekend's Oxegen Festival by bringing an entourage of ONE HUNDRED with him. The 33-year-old US superstar will be guarded by 10 security men at Punchestown, Co Kildare, as...
Poker Tips: Rule One of Poker: Know Your Enemy; THIS WEEK John Underlines the Importance of Weighing-Up Your Opponents
Byline: John Duthie WHEN you first sit down in a No Limit Texas Hold'em game you should always spend a bit of time eyeing up your opponents, forming a loose opinion of the type of person they are and what level of experience they appear to have....
Racing: CHIC TO MAKE HER BOW ON ALL-WEATHER TRACK
CHIC will set out on the road towards a possible Group One campaign when she lines up in the Ladbrokes Silver Trophy at Lingfield today. Sir Michael Stoute's mare boasts big race entries later in the season, but she kicks-off her year in the Group...
Racing: CLASSY ACCORDION IS MUSIC TO MY EARS
Byline: Peter O'HEHIR ACCORDION ETOILE is undoubtedly the equine star of the domestic scene this weekend and should not be opposed when he bids for back-to-back wins in the betdaq.com Hurdle at Tipperary tomorrow. Conqueror of Grimes in this...
Racing: FIVE TO FOLLOW
MAYONGA MADE a pleasing debut after a tardy start at the Curragh and confirmed that favourable impression with a solid effort at Naas on Wednesday. Although no match for odds-on favourite Namaya, Harry Rogers' charge stuck to her task under Michael...
Racing: Guest Will Carve Up the Field in a Notable Success
Byline: MICK KINANE NOTABLE Guest should have a big chance in today's John Smith's Cup at York, as long as no more rain falls to cause an ease in the ground. This fellow is a tough improving horse and, although the record books tell us that horses...
REPUBLICAN DEMO TARGETS BLUNKETT; Minister Forced to Cancel Tour of Jobs Centre
Byline: By JOE GORROD JOBS Minister David Blunkett sidestepped a republican preotest in support of a terrorist bomber yesterday when he visited Belfast with a group of employment chiefs from European governments. He cancelled a visit to a jobs...
Rugby Union: Clive Joining Saints a Sinner
Byline: From ALEX SPINK THE LIONS put their credibility on the line today - and no-one stands to lose more than head coach Sir Clive Woodward. Hammered in the first two Tests, defeat at Eden Park would make them the worst performing Lions since...
Rugby Union: We Will Give Tour of Hell a Happy Ending Says STEVE THOMPSON; 3RD TEST CRUNCH Lions Desperate to Avoid Humiliation
Byline: Alex SPINK reports from Auckland A MINUTE'S silence before today's game will remind the British and Irish Lions there are more important things in life than a game of rugby. But vice-captain Steve Thompson insists that it won't lessen...
Sound Bites; THE WEEK IN QUOTES
Byline: Compiled by Matt Roper "I've long since hung up my jumping shoes - but it didn't stop me leaping up and down and screaming in front of the TV when I heard the games were coming to my home town again." - Dorothy Tyler, 85, who won a high...
STALLONE ON BOXING, BRAIN TRAINING.. AND A BIG COMEBACK; I Will Fight to Get Rocky Back in the Ring
Byline: By JUSTINE SMITH in Las Vegas AS SYLVESTER Stallone describes the punishing brain-training sessions he puts his three young daughters through every morning, I scrutinise him for any sign that he is joking. But Botox and the scalpel appear...
Summer of Bruv: MAXWELL CHOPPED; Tears as Science Wins Vote
Byline: By NICOLA METHVEN, TV Editor NEWLY-scalped Maxwell was given the Big Brother chop last night in a shock eviction. The cocksure Cockney - who shaved his hair to win the housemates booze - tried not to cry as host Davina told him to pack...
The Summer of Bruv: ALCO CROPS; Lads Shave off Hair for Drink
Byline: By NICOLA METHVEN, TV Editor THE Big Brother boys became skinheads after shaving their hair off in exchange for booze. Maxwell, Craig, Eugene and Anthony agreed to cut enough off to fill a jug so they could win bottles of cider. Hairdresser...
The Summer of Bruv: POLLYOMETER
Byline: POLLY HUDSON DEREK: The best thing about Derek, apart from his erratic relationship with Science, is how incensed he gets at the stupidity of fellow housemates. He said: "I feel almost on fire with rage that I'm still here." SCIENCE:...
T in the Park: Foo Star Gave Us Stage-Fright during Pee at T
Byline: By GRAHAM MARTIN SCOTS rockers Biffy Clyro have revealed how one of the band suffered from an embarrassing bout of stage-fright when he met his heroes at T in the Park. Drummer Ben Johnston couldn't believe it when he nipped to the loo...
T in the Park: HisToric Rise of Our Top Festival
Byline: By GRAHAM MARTIN T IN THE PARK has grown to become one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed festivals in Europe. The festival was the brainchild of DF Concerts' founder Stuart Clumpas, who staged the first T at Strathclyde Country...
T in the Park: Rain or Shine - Better Be Ready
Byline: By GRAHAM MARTIN THE best advice is to remember this is Scotland, so the weather can do anything. Bring clothing for hot, cold, wet or dry weather DO BRING: A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rainwear, woolly jumper, anti- histamines...
TRAVEL: HOME AND WAVE; Great UK Trips for the Kids
Byline: BY IAIN MAYHEW I T'S nearly that time of year again when shares in Valium start soaring. Yep, the kids will be on summer holiday. So where do you take the little darlings to keep them - and you - happy, either for days out or short breaks...
TV Land: Faking a Break
Byline: Nicola Methven and Polly Hudson MULTI-AWARD winning show Faking It has been axed after five series, we're sorry to tell you. After six years and more than 25 transformations, bosses have called time on the programme, which will bow out...
VIEW FROM SLANE CASTLE: Resolve of City Rises through the Pain
Byline: Lord Henry WHAT happened in London on Thursday was profoundly shocking. Yet it is not just the barbarity of the acts of terrorism themselves, but the deeper questions they raise which are truly disturbing. London has risen to many...
WHAT A CRACKER! When You Sort out the Wood from the Trees It Looks like Party Time for Bell
Byline: NEWSBOY ON TODAY'S TV RACING WOODCRACKER can end a searching seven days for Michael Bell on a high by landing the 46th John Smith's Cup this afternoon. There must have been some glum faces around Bell's Fitzroy House yard in Newmarket...
Winner Machine
LAST year, form analyst Graham Wheldon took racing by storm with his Angle Finders column in our sister paper, the Raceform Update. Now Mirror Racing are adapting Angle finders for Winner MACHINE. Follow these horses next time out and, to make things...
WWII CELEBRATION: SPIRIT OF THE BLITZ; Terrorist Blasts Fail to Stop 60th Anniversary Tributes
Byline: By AIDAN McGURRAN EVENTS to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will go ahead this weekend despite the London bombings. Organisers called on Britons to adopt the famous Blitz spirit that helped millions get through...
Wwii Celebration: Weekend of Events
TODAY London 3pm: The Queen unveils first memorial to women veterans of the Second World War in Whitehall fly-past of helicopters and Tornados all piloted by women over the Mall. 9pm: Buckingham Palace becomes a giant canvas for drama on the...
Your Life: REAL STORIES: I Wasblinded in World War 2, but. Joan Was My Reward
Byline: BY KATY WEITZ PURSING her lips Joan Osbourne and blows tenderly across the teacup as if blowing a kiss. Then she gently guides it into the hands of her husband Bob. It is a simple but affectionate gesture of love which Joan, 78, hardly...
Your Life: Shopping: Designer Doubles; CREATE A CONTEMPORARY LIVING AREA FILLED WITH COOL CLASSICS - AND ALL FOR LESS THAN YOU THINK... BY CAROLINE COOK
Byline: BY CAROLINE COOK pounds 4Colour coda: Striped china mug, pounds 2.50 and plate, pounds 4, both Habitat (0845 60 10740, www.habitat.co.uk) or buy a set of four place servings for pounds 12, Sainsburys (0800 636 262, www. sainsburys.co.uk)pounds...
Your Life: Shopping: LIGHT FANTASTIC
Byline: Pippa Greenwood YOUR garden is the perfect place to while away the long, summer evenings and the right lighting can turn the humblest plot into a fairytale hideaway. There are a host of options available, some on a huge scale, but many...
YOUR LIFE: TRAVEL : All aboard for Euro Adventure
NORTHERN Ireland travellers wishing to discover the delights of Scandinavia, The Benelux Countries or Germany this summer can sail in comfort and style via Britain to lots of Northern European destinations at great value prices with Stena Line and...
Your Life: Travel: Get the Kids a Mobile; .. NO, NOT A PHONE! A HOLIDAY CARAVAN IN SOUTH BRITTANY
Byline: BY NIC BROOK WITHIN minutes of the start of his last Kids' Club meeting, Euan was back at our caravan, seething. "The idiots!" he growled as only an eight-year-old can, slamming the door of his bedroom. Despite setting off full of...
YOUR LIFE: TRAVEL : Heaven Is a Place on Earth; GRANIA McFADDEN SAMPLES FIVE-STAR LIVING Chewton Glen Is in a League of Its Own When It Comes to Luxury
Byline: GRANIA McFADDEN SOMETIMES - just sometimes - everything falls into place and you realise that life's not so bad, after all. There's even the occasional moment when you think that if it all ended right here, right now, that would be fine....
Your Life: TRAVEL: Ionian Awe; HIT AND MYTH ON BEAUTIFUL KEFALONIA
Byline: BY MATT ROPER IT was an embarrassing moment that would have landed me in hot water - probably scrubbing dishes - in any restaurant back home. My credit card had been declined and I didn't have nearly enough euros to cover our bill. ...