The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from March 17, 2007

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3AM: STONE RAGE! Joss Accused of Studio Flings Producer Calls Her Spoilt Brat
Byline: Eva Simpson & Caroline Hedley JUST when it seemed things couldn't get any worse for underfire Joss Stone she has been publicly humiliated by a respected US producer. In an extraordinary and vicious attack on website YouTube, Dallas...
BARKING; This Man Slaughtered Up to10,000 Greyhounds. Yesterday He Was Fined JUST 20p for Each One
Byline: By LUCY THORNTON A DAD of three who slaughtered up to 10,000 greyhounds and buried them in an allotment was let off with a pounds 2,000 fine yesterday. Animal lovers who packed the public gallery were stunned when 47-year-old David Smith,...
BARKING; This Man Slaughtered Up to 10,000 Greyhounds. Yesterday He Was Fined Just 20p for Each One That He Killed
Byline: By LUCY THORNTON A DAD of three, said to have slaughtered up to 10,000 greyhounds and buried them in an allotment, was let-off with a pounds 2,000 fine yesterday. Animal lovers who packed the public gallery gasped in disbelief as 47-year-old...
Boxing: Crazy Life Saved by Boxing
Byline: BARRY McGUIGAN THE VOICE OF BOXING THE life of Johnny Tapia continues to hang by a precarious thread. He's out of hospital after his latest brush with death, but how long before he does not make the return journey home? Tapia is Rocky...
BOY, 7, KNIFES MUM'S FRIEND 21 TIMES TO STOP BUST-UP; He's Sorry for Attacking Neighbour
Byline: By PATRICK MULCHRONE A BOY of seven stabbed a woman 21 times as she argued with his mother. Sara Corran suffered "multiple" wounds to her legs, bottom, back and arm. But little Brandon Baker cannot be prosecuted because he is under...
BOY, 7, KNIFES MUM'S FRIEND 21 TIMES TO STOP BUST-UP; 'Red Mist' as He Wades in with Knife
Byline: By PATRICK MULCHRONE A BOY of seven stabbed a woman 21 TIMES as she argued with his mother. Sara Corran suffered "multiple" wounds to her legs, bottom, back and arm. But little Brandon Baker cannot be prosecuted because he is under the...
CAM OFF IT, DAVE; Tory Chief's Daley-Style Patter on Saving NHS
Byline: By OONAGH BLACKMAN and LOUISE MALE DAVID Cameron was last night branded the Arthur Daley of politics by trying to sell the Tories as the party to save the NHS. Labour accused the Conservative leader of acting like a second-hand car salesman...
Caring Charles Deserves Meddle
Byline: FIONA PHILLIPS WHAT'S not to like about Prince Charles? As Barbara Windsor said this week: "He's so attractive. He's got lots of sex appeal and a great sense of humour." Admittedly, I have never been quite as gushing in my sentiments...
CBEEBIES CHEATS; EXCLUSIVE TV Chiefs Pre-Recorded 'Live' Show with Phone-In Winners from Agency
Byline: By EMILY MILLER THE BBC was at the centre of another phone-in scandal last night after bosses pre-recorded a "live" children's game show. Youngsters ring a 10p phoneline to apply for CBBC's Jam Buster game on its Sunday Morning Smile...
COT DEATHS SALLY DIES HEARTBROKEN; Jail and Baby Ordeal Was 'Too Much'
Byline: By ALLISON MARTIN SALLY Clark, the solicitor wrongly jailed for murdering her two baby sons, was found dead at her home yesterday. The 42-year-old's distraught family said she never fully recovered from the heartbreak of being locked...
COWELL'S A COWARD; EXCLUSIVE Sharon's Fury at Louis and Kate Axing
Byline: By EVA SIMPSON ANGRY Sharon Osbourne yesterday accused X Factor boss Simon Cowell of cowardice over the sacking of Louis Walsh and Kate Thornton. Sharon said Cowell, 46, got a show producer to ditch the pair because he could not face...
Cricket: COLLAPSO; CRICKET WORLD CUP: England V New Zealand, Group C England Pay the Price for Middle Order Slump as Kiwis Cruise It
Byline: Dean WILSON reports from St Lucia DIFFERENT World Cup, same old story as a familiar middleorder breakdown cost England their opening game against New Zealand. Not even a devastating opening burst from the bowlers was enough to prevent...
Cricket: ENGLAND'S COLLAPSO; CRICKET WORLD CUP: Vaughan's Boys off to a Shocker Kiwis Cruise in after Batting Slump
Byline: Dean WILSON reports from St Lucia DIFFERENT World Cup, same old story of a middle-order breakdown costing England their opening game against New Zealand. Not even a devastating opening burst from the bowlers was enough to prevent yesterday's...
Cricket: FRED BARE; Flintoff Flops on the Big Stage Again as He's Dismissed for a Golden Duck CRICKET WORLD CUP: England V New Zealand, Group C
Byline: Dean WILSON reports from St Lucia FREDDIE FLINTOFF once again froze in the cauldron of World Cup cricket as England's middle order collapsed in the opening match to New Zealand. England's most experienced and senior batsmen Paul Collingwood...
Cricket: SIX SIXES IN ONE OVER! Bok Gibbs Is World Cup History-Maker CRICKET WORLD CUP SPECIAL
Byline: JIM O'BRIEN SOUTH AFRICA'S Herschelle Gibbs yesterday made history by hitting six sixes in an over - the first time the feat has been achieved in international cricket. Gibbs savaged the unfortunate Daan van Bunge as South Africa routed...
CRIMINAL; Wife Sobs as Coroner Slams US for 'Friendly Fire' Killing of Matty
Byline: By VANESSA ALLEN FRIENDLY fire victim Lance Corporal Matty Hull was unlawfully killed in a criminal attack by US pilots who blasted his convoy, a coroner ruled yesterday. Andrew Walker said: "The attack amounted to an assault. It was...
Flying Finish; Exclusive: Behind the Scenes with the Ice Dancing Finalists
Byline: By JULIE McCAFFREY DANCING On Ice reaches new heights tonight as the three finalists take to the air for a series of spectacular routines. Rugby star Kyran Bracken, actress Clare Buckfield and Blue heart-throb Duncan James will soar above...
FOOD POISON BUG IN 200,000 SANDWICHES; Alert Raised over Schools, Hospitals and Cafes
Byline: By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor FOOD inspectors have found listeria in up to 200,000 sandwiches destined for schools and hospitals. Health watchdogs issued a warning after routine testing uncovered the bug, which can trigger fever, a flu-like...
FOOD POISON BUG IN 200,000 SANDWICHES; Alert Raised over Schools, Hospitals and Cafes
Byline: By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor FOOD inspectors have found listeria in up to 200,000 sandwiches destined for schools, hospitals and cafes. Health watchdogs issued a warning after routine testing uncovered the bug, which can trigger fever,...
FOOD POISON BUG IN 200,000 SANDWICHES; Alert Raised over Schools, Hospitals and Cafes
Byline: By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor FOOD inspectors have found listeria in up to 200,000 sandwiches destined for schools and hospitals. Health watchdogs issued a warning after routine testing uncovered the bug, which can trigger fever, a flu-like...
Football: All the News from This Weekend's Coca Cola Games
Coventry v Barnsley COVENTRY's Leon McKenzie has returned to training after thigh trouble and is available, but fellow striker Kevin Kyle (hip) is expected to miss out again. Barnsley manager Simon Davey is expected to name an unchanged starting...
Football: CRYING GAME; THE BIG TISSUE West Ham & City Fans Reaching Nervously for the Kleenex MARK NOBLE EXCLUSIVE 'I Wept at the End of the Spurs Game Because I Know How the Fans Feel .. I Was in the Crowd the Last Time We Went Down' Blackburn V West Ham Today, 5.15pm
Byline: Darren Lewis LIVE ON SKY PREM PLUS LINE-UPS: SEE PAGE 5 HIS tears at the end of West Ham's last-gasp defeat to Spurs epitomised the anguish of every true Upton Park fan in what has been a nightmare season. But Mark Noble's heartbreak...
Football: Dungannon Play in Fitz and Starts; Carnegie Premier League JUST SEVEN GAMES LEFT IN RACE FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE GARY BACK AFTER BROKEN JAW
Byline: By GORDON HANNA HARRY FAY welcomes back Gary Fitzpatrick from a broken jaw for Dungannon's Mid-Ulster derby with Portadown. And there is no happier man than Fitzpatrick after three long months on the sidelines. Fitzpatrick said: "It...
Football: Eoin Goal Is for Crokes to Go the Distance; ALL-IRELAND CLUB FOOTBALL FINAL: Crossmaglen V Dr Crokes, Today
Byline: By ORLA BANNON EOIN Brosnan can identify the exact day when Dr Crokes knew they could have a major say in this year's AIB All-Ireland club championship. And it came long before their surprise victory over Munster club specialists Nemo...
Football: EUR IN TROUBLE; UEFA Chief Hints at Hard Line over Rangers Rammy
Byline: By SAM McLEOD RANGERS could be banned from the UEFA Cup over the crowd trouble at Osasuna, it was feared last night. Feyenoord were thrown out of the competition after fans rioted at Nancy. And the head of European football's governing...
Football: Furious Roy Rants at Staunton for Ignoring His Rebel Stars; KEANO: MY CORK-BORN PLAYERS ARE VICTIMISED
Byline: By SIMON BIRD ROY Keane reignited his Saipan war with Steve Staunton yesterday - accusing the Ireland boss of ignoring Sunderland's David Connolly and Liam Miller. In a sensational outburst, which had echoes of his feud with Mick McCarthy,...
Football: GARY READY TO COME BACK IN FROM THE CALD; SPL: Falkirk V Celtic, Tomorrow
Byline: By CALLUM McEWAN GARY Caldwell has declared himself ready for Scotland's Euro 2008 qualifier against Georgia at Hampden Park on Saturday week - despite being out since November. The Celtic defender was included in Alex McLeish's first...
Football: High-Performance Jag Is Driving Warnock's Premier Ambition for Blades; EXCLUSIVE BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Chelsea V Sheff Utd, Today, 3pm
Byline: David ANDERSON WITH his rambles in the Peak District and nights out at the dogs, Neil Warnock is famous for his zany antics. And Phil Jagielka says the maverick Sheffield United boss can lead them to a "crazy" result at Chelsea. Warnock...
Football: I Won't Be Surprised If Naisy Does It for Killie
Byline: SMITH BRACE yourself for an intriguing battle of wits between Jim Jefferies and John Collins. Both will be proud men when they lead out their Kilmarnock and Hibs players for tomorrow's CIS Cup Final at Hampden. It's a close one to...
Football: LEAGUE ONE; Coca Cola FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bournemouth v Millwall Bournemouth midfielder Darren Anderton and striker Sam Vokes return to the squad after injury. Millwall boss Willie Donachie includes new loan signing Nathan Ashton in the squad. Bradford v Northampton Bradford caretaker-manager...
Football: LEAGUE ONE; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Halfords Coca Cola FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bournemouth v Millwall Bournemouth midfielder Darren Anderton and striker Sam Vokes return to the squad after injury. Millwall boss Willie Donachie includes new loan signing Nathan Ashton in the squad. Bradford v Northampton Bradford caretaker-manager...
Football: LEAGUE TWO; Coca Cola FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Accrington v Torquay Accrington will give Liverpool defender Godwin Antwi his debut after he joined on a month's loan. Torquay defender Steve Woods is unlikely to feature following a knee injury. Bristol Rov v Notts County Rovers keeper Steve...
Football: LEAGUE TWO; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Halfords Coca Cola FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Accrington v Torquay Accrington will give Liverpool defender Godwin Antwi his debut after he joined on a month's loan. Torquay defender Steve Woods is unlikely to feature following a knee injury. Bristol Rov v Notts County Rovers keeper Steve...
Football: LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE MOYES; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP EVERTON V ARSENAL, TOMORROW, 4PM Everton Boss Celebrates 5 Years with Euro Pledge
Byline: David MCDONNELL DAVID MOYES got lost on his first day in charge at Everton five years ago, hardly the most auspicious of starts for the man tasked with rousing the Merseyside club from years of dormancy. "Our training ground isn't the...
Football: Murphy Double Sees the Saints March into New Era in Fine Style; WATER BOYS CAN'T STEM RED & WHITE TIDE St Pat's 3 Waterford 0
Byline: Garry DOYLE THEY dressed like Arsenal - and there were times last night when St Pat's played like them too. Winning for the fourth successive time this season, the Saints now top the eircom League as well as their Setanta Cup group. ...
Football: NEILL FACES DAY OF BOOS AND BUDDIES; THE BIG TISSUE West Ham & City Fans Reaching Nervously for the Kleenex IN ASSOCIATION WITH Halfords
Byline: By ALAN NIXON LUCAS NEILL will walk into the welcome from hell at Blackburn today - but his old mates in the dressing room want to shake his hand. West Ham's controversial capture faces the hate mob for the first time since he quit for more...
Football: Rafa: I Want Money. but Time Would Be Better; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Aston Villa V Liverpool, Tomorrow, K-O 1.35pm ANFIELD CHIEF'S PLAN FOR RECLAIMING TITLE
Byline: David MADDOCK RAFAEL BENITEZ has warned the new owners of Liverpool that they must get real if they are to ever fulfil the fans' dream of title glory. The Anfield boss has been involved in talks this week with American tycoons George...
Football: Robinson's the One and Only
Byline: LAWRO STILL THE No.1: Robinson will keep Foster (left) on the bench; McCLAREN will fo for experience PAUL ROBINSON has endured a difficult season but he stands head and shoulders above every other English goalkeeper. Robinson goes...
Football: ROCK OF ALL AGES; ALL-IRELAND CLUB FOOTBALL FINAL: Crossmaglen V Dr Crokes, Today Veteran John Is Glad to Have Youth on His Side This Afternoon
Byline: Orla Bannon JOHN McEntee has dismissed concerns about the inexperience of his young Crossmaglen team-mates as they bid for All-Ireland glory at Croke Park this afternoon. If anyone's in a position to assess the pedigree of teenagers like...
Football: SHAPE UP OR WE'VE HAD IT; Carnegie Premier League JUST SEVEN GAMES LEFT IN RACE FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE Blues Boss Warning for His Stars
Byline: By GORDON HANNA DAVID JEFFREY has warned that Linfield simply cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to retain the Carnegie Premier League Championship. The Blues lead Cliftonville by a single point but go into today's showdown with...
Football: THE 3PM BETTING BOYS - EVERTON VALUE TO STUN THE GUNNERS
Byline: By Kevin Price & John Curle EVERTON v ARSENAL MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea's seemingly unstoppable march to glory in the Cup competitions may be a blessing in disguise for the teams in the"second tier" of the Premiership during the...
Football: THE 3PM BETTING BOYS - EVERTON VALUE TO STUN THE GUNNERS; EVERTON V ARSENAL
Byline: By Kevin Price & John Curle MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea's seemingly unstoppable march to glory in the Cup competitions may be a blessing in disguise for the teams in the"second tier" of the Premiership during the final weeks of the...
Football: THE GLOVES ARE OFF; ENGLAND'S, ENGLAND'S NO.1 DUEL OF THE KEEPERS: SPURS V WATFORD, TODAY, 3PM Jol: Robinson Just Different Class and He's England's Best
Byline: DARREN LEWIS MARTIN JOL has dismissed claims Ben Foster is ready to depose Paul Robinson as England's No.1 keeper and insists the Watford stopper would be his reserve at White Hart Lane. Robinson is poised to return for Spurs for their...
Football: THE WAIT OF HISTORY; CIS CUP FINAL: KILMARNOCK V HIBS, TOMORROW 3PM, HAMPDEN PARK Sproule: Onus Is on Players to Deliver Trophy for Fans after All These Years
IVAN SPROULE can feel the weight of history on his shoulders as he walks down the corridors of Easter Road. The walls of the stadium are filled with the portraits of Hibs legends such as Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith, Pat Stanton, John Brownlie and,...
Football: The Weekend's BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Games at a Glance; IN ASSOCIATION WITH Hafords
Blackburn v West Ham Ewood Park, today, 5,15pm; Referee: H Webb; Tickets: pounds 15 ROVERS' David Dunn returns from suspension but Aaron Mokoena is banned. Ryan Nelsen is a doubt with hamstring trouble. Hammers skipper Nigel Reo-Coker returns...
Football: Today's Players? They're Excuses for Stars
Byline: BRIAN READE WE ALL love a good excuse, don't we? Especially the unoriginal ones. A serial killer? It was voices in my head. A drugs cheat? It was something in my rash cream. Caught on a dodgy website? I'm researching a book. Binning a...
Football: TOON ON A ROCKY ROED; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP CHARLTON V NEWCASTLE, TOMORROW, 1.30 but Shepherd Backs His Boss after Euro Shocker
Byline: Simon BIRD FREDDY Shepherd stepped into the bitter inquest over Newcastle's UEFA Cup flop and controversially insisted boss Glenn Roeder and his players have not been a "failure" this season. The United chairman last night appeared to...
Football: VIDI-O NASTY; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Manchester United V Bolton, Today, K-0 12.45pm Superb Serb Admits: I Was a Flop until I Toned Down the Aggro
Byline: David McDONNELL NEMANJA VIDIC had admitted he was a flop when he first arrived at Manchester United - but has vowed to prove his enduring worth by helping Sir Alex Ferguson's side to Treble glory this season. Vidic, a pounds 7million...
Football: Walter's Opening the Gers Gates to Europe; RANGERS V ABERDEEN, TODAY KICK-OFF 3PM
Byline: Michael BAILLIE WALTER SMITH proved he could handle the pressure cooker of the Rangers job with a win over Aberdeen - now he needs to deliver another one. Rangers face the Dons at Ibrox this afternoon knowing a win will see them open...
Football: WIN OR WE ARE DOWN; Coca Cola CHAMPIONSHIP Blake: Leeds Must Root out Three Points at Roots Hall
Byline: By DAVID ANDERSON ROBBIE BLAKE claims Leeds' relegation showdown with Southend has become "one of the biggest games in the club's history". Leeds go to Roots Hall today still rooted to the foot of the Championship and Blake admits they...
Football: Yesterday Was Red Nose Day and with Pearce on the Brink, If City Lose Today It's. BLUE WOES DAY
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL STUART PEARCE insists he has not lost any sleep over today's crunch showdown at Middlesbrough which will decide his fate as manager of Manchester City. With the club teetering on the edge of the relegation zone, a sixth...
Gallic Football: O'DONOGHUE BLASTS GAA CLUB FOR PUTTING BALL INTO COURT
Byline: By PAT NOLAN SPORTS Minister John O'Donoghue yesterday blasted the GAA as the row surrounding Shamrock Rovers new ground in Tallaght reached the High Court. Thomas Davis GAA club yesterday asked the High Court for permission to bring...
GORD HAS DINNER DATE.. WITH KYLIE; She's 'Knocked Out' at Meeting Chancellor
Byline: By ADRIAN SHAW and OONAGH BLACKMAN, Political Editor GORDON Brown had a cosy dinner with Kylie Minogue at a top restaurant. Friends said the pop queen was "really knocked out" at meeting the Chancellor. They dined with stars including...
Horse Racing: BACK THE LAD; Celebrations Continue for Nicholls Team
Byline: NEWSBOY LADALKO can add to the celebrations at Paul Nicholls' stable after yesterday's Gold Cup victory of Kauto Star by winning the John Smith's Midlands Grand National (3.15) at Uttoxeter today. To carry top weight of 11st 12lb over...
Horse Racing: CHOMBA CAN BE A WONDA; Mullins' Mare Can Milk Glory
Byline: By PETER O'HEHIR CHOMBA Womba might return to winning form for trainer Mags Mullins in the listed Dawn Omega Milk Mares Novice Hurdle at Limerick tomorrow. The Limerick card looks the most interesting of the three this weekend as punters...
Horse Racing: Cork Turned out to Be My Festival Star on Another Rough Week
Byline: BARRY GERAGHTY AS usual, it's been a week of highs and lows at Cheltenham. The high was undoubtedly CORK ALL STAR'S win in the bumper on Wednesday. And the lows included hitting the deck when FINGER ONBTHE PULSE clipped heels in the...
Horse Racing: Jones the Jockey Has a Big Future
Byline: RICHARD DUNWOODY ONCE upon a time there was a man called Francome who rode horses with such graceful ease that people swore they'd never see his like again. Even today, in and out of his riding boots he still moves like silk billowed by...
Horse Racing: Pedrobob Is the Sole Irish Star
Byline: By PETER O'HEHIR KAUTO Star silenced his critics by landing the Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup in devastating style at Cheltenham yesterday. Paul Nicholls' charge, superbly ridden by ice-cool Ruby Walsh, swept into the lead approaching...
Horse Racing: PHEW! CHELTENHAM: GOLD CUP DAY after Three Days of Hurt the Punters Bite Back Another Last Fence Blunder but Brilliant Kauto Star Survives to Land Owner Massive Pounds 1.5million
Byline: DAVID YATES KAUTO STAR brushed aside his Cheltenham Gold Cup doubters to net golf tycoon Clive Smith the biggest single pot in British racing history - a whole pounds 1.5 MILLION in one! Betfair put up a pounds 1million bonus for any...
Horse Racing: SUPER STAR; CHELTENHAM ENDS ON HIGH SUPER Ruby Walsh's Joy as He Romps Home on Kauto to Lift the Gold Cup
Byline: DECLAN FERRY in Cheltenham RUBY Walsh was crowned king of Cheltenham yesterday after he romped to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on board Kauto Star. The rider finally gave the Irish something to smile about after they endured another...
Horse Racing: THEY DON'T GET A SNIFF OF KATCHIT; CHELTENHAM: GOLD CUP DAY after Three Days of Hurt the Punters Bite Back
Byline: By DAVID YATES "I MAY have to retire!" laughed Alan King after Katchit and Robert Thornton capped an unforgettable week for the trainer-jockey combo by turning the JCB Triumph Hurdle into a one-horse race. The four-year-old, three times...
Hurling: McGrath: Tony Ken Make All the Difference; Clare V Waterford
Byline: By PAT NOLAN WATERFORD star Ken McGrath has hailed the return of his half-back colleague Tony Browne to county training. Current All-Star Browne took time out of the game following Mount Sion's Munster club semifinal defeat to Toomevara...
Hurling: Offal Mess Has Been Cleared Up by New Regime; ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE WEXFORD V OFFALY
Byline: By PAT NOLAN OFFALY senior hurling selector Paddy Kirwan has no regrets about the radical overhaul carried out on last year's panel, claiming: "It was the only hope for Offaly hurling." Manager John McIntyre and selectors Kirwan and Aidan...
Hurling: The Chance of Getting a Fair Ref Is Slim after Incidents in Portumna Match SAYS LOUGHREA BOSS PAT O'CONNOR; ALL-IRELAND CLUB FINAL: Loughrea V Ballyhale Sh, Today
Byline: By PAT NOLAN LOUGHREA BOSS Pat O'Connor has revealed he fears his side may not get fair play from officials in today's All-Ireland club final with Ballyhale Shamrocks. The Galway side attracted a raft of negative publicity following their...
I Am the World's Deadliest Terrorist; FORGET BIN LADEN,
Byline: By ALUN PALMER HE was the mastermind behind 9/11, plotting the atrocities from start to finish. High-profile British targets Heathrow Airport, Canary Wharf and Big Ben also fell under his murderous gaze. And he was the man who decapitated...
Ice Hockey: Giants Tie Panthers in Notts
Byline: By NIGEL RINGLAND Belfast Giants 4 Nottingham Panthers 3 THE slim Elite League title hopes of the Belfast Giants are still alive, but only just, after a nail-biting penalty shot win over the Nottingham Panthers. The sides were tied...
I LOST MY BABY AFTER 7HR WAIT AT HOSPITAL; Mum Tells of Her Miscarriage Agony
Byline: By MIRROR REPORTER A DEVASTATED nurse yesterday claimed she suffered a miscarriage after a seven-hour wait at a busy hospital. The woman said she was six weeks pregnant when she went to the A&E at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. ...
Inside the World of Brangelina's Brood; LITTLE PAX JOINS THE A-LIST FAMILY
Byline: By DAVID EDWARDS HOLLYWOOD star Angelina Jolie put her arms around the shy toddler and whispered the Vietnamese phrase, "Khong sao dau, khong sao dau". These words of comfort, meaning "no problem, no problem", were the first that newly-adopted...
Is It the End for Mugabe? EXCLUSIVE after 27 Years of Murders, Plunder and a Wife Who Spends Millions Shopping as His Country Starves
Byline: By ANTON ANTONOWICZ ONE image. A photograph of a bludgeoned man, his right eye swollen to sightlessness, stitches across his half-shaved scalp. Testimony to a tyrant's rage. It is a picture of Morgan Tsvangirai, the 55-year-old leader...
IT'S PIEZONE; EXCLUSIVE Pop Bosses Tell Beefed-Up Boyz to Hit the Gym
Byline: By PAUL MARTIN, Ireland's No1 showbiz writer BOYZONE have been ordered to cut out the pies and get back in shape before launching their comeback. The stars were shocked when record bosses told them they needed to go on crash diets and...
IT'S PIEZONE; EXCLUSIVE Pop Bosses Tell Beefed-Up Boyz to Hit the Gym
Byline: By PAUL MARTIN, Showbiz Editor BOYZONE have been ordered to cut out the pies and get back in shape before launching their big-bucks comeback. The stars were shocked when record bosses told them they needed to go on crash diets and a fitness...
I Was Raped after 1st Holy Communion ..& Foster Mother Forced Me into Life of Child Prostitution; WOMAN REVEALS HORROR OF ABUSE
Byline: By NICOLA TALLANT and ANDREW GREGORY ANURSE raped on her First Holy Communion has revealed how she was sold as a prostitute to paedophiles by her foster mother. Celine Roberts was abused just hours after the ceremony. It should have...
JUNKED FOOD; We Chuck 30% of What We Buy
Byline: By OONAGH BLACKMAN, Political Editor WASTEFUL families throw away a THIRD of the food they buy, a shocking report reveals. Homes dump 3.3 million tons of food that could be eaten each year. They also chuck away 3.4 million tons of inedible...
Kate a Star; Cheltenham 2007 WILLS GIRL SHINES AS LUCKY PUNTERS RAKE IN Pounds 8MILLION ON KAUTO STAR
Byline: By RICHARD SMITH WONDER horse Kauto Star won the Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday - and punters didn't mind a bit that the 5-4 favourite shared the limelight with wonder woman Kate Middleton. For 65,000 racegoers took Prince William's 24-year-old...
Kate a Star; Cheltenham 2007 WILLS GIRL SHINES AS LUCKY PUNTERS REAP Pounds 8M ON KAUTO STAR
Byline: By RICHARD SMITH WONDER horse Kauto Star won the Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday - and punters didn't mind a bit that the 5-4 favourite had to share some of the limelight with wonder woman Kate Middleton. For 65,000 racegoers took Prince...
KNIFE MANIAC KILLS PATIENT AND HER CARER; Cops Find Women Dead in Council Flat
Byline: By GEOFFREY LAKEMAN A DISABLED woman and her carer were found knifed to death in a blood spattered flat. Officers broke down the door of Susan Hale's council home to find her dead in the bedroom. The body of her care worker Sarah Merritt,...
Kodjo Was a Good Boy, He Studied Hard. He Wanted to Be a Success ..Why Did They Kill My Boy? WHY? - MURDERED BOY'S MUM YESTERDAY; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: By GREIG BOX THE grieving mum of a lad of 16 murdered by schoolchildren sobbed yesterday: "Why did they kill my precious boy?" Ladjua Yenga's son Kodjo was stabbed to death by a 10-strong mob in school uniform urged on by girls screaming...
MAIL WIDOW IN Pounds 55K CON
A PENSIONER has been fleeced out of her life savings of up to pounds 55,000 in an international mailshot scam. Widow Dora O'Malley, 86, was sent a letter saying if she paid pounds 500 she would land a pounds 240,000 windfall from Canada. Later letters...
Man Held over 'Sex Abuse' of 10 Girls
Byline: By DARREN BOYLE GARDAI have questioned a suspected paedophile accused of molesting 10 girls. The man, in his 60s, was quizzed by detectives about the alleged abuse which is claimed to have taken place in the 1990s and early 2000 in a...
MONDAY MOURNING; Hain Sets out Dire Consequences of Missing March 26 Deadline for Deal
Byline: By RACHEL WILLIAMS THE DUP will make the "biggest mistake of their lives" if they think they can stretch the peace deal deadline, Secretary of State Peter Hain warned yesterday. Mr Hain said he was worried that some politicians outside...
Motor Racing: BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES; LEWIS HAMILTON EXCLUSIVE: Formula 1, Rnd 1, Australian GP, Melbourne, Tomorrow, 3am GP Wonder-Kid: I Want to Put Us Back on the F1 Map
Byline: Byron YOUNG reports from Melbourne WONDER-KID Lewis Hamilton will roar off the grid here in Melbourne tomorrow on a mission to put the Great back in Britain's motor-racing reputation. The 22-year-old makes his Grand Prix debut in his...
Murder Cops Getting Tip-Offs
Byline: By CONNLA YOUNG A CAR owned by one of the men murdered in Belfast this week may have been unwittingly moved by a scrap lorry shortly after it was dumped by the killers. News that a silver Skoda owned by Eddie Burns, 36, may have been...
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WIN pounds 50 in our weekly challenge by pitting your predictions for three key games against those of a top football expert and a Mirror Sport writer. Today Din Hassan, 29, a computer technician from London goes up against former Premiership boss...
REELED OUT; EXCLUSIVE Actor George Back in Fair City. but Decides to Skip Celeb TV Dance Challenge
Byline: By MAEVE QUIGLEY ACTOR George McMahon turned down a place in this year's Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels because of his dancer girlfriend. George, 22, is returning to Fair City as Mondo next week to comfort screen dad Ray who has been diagnosed...
Rugby League: FOX FAILS IN TRINITY BID; Rugby League: Wakefield Wildcats 26 Leeds Rhinos 32 Rampant Rhinos Shatter Reject Peter's Dreams
Byline: Trevor BAXTER Rugby League Correspondent LEEDS reject Peter Fox scored twice against his former club but couldn't bring about a first engage Super League derby home win over the Rhinos. Fox, released by the Headingley club last season,...
Rugby League : KEAR FURY AT KLEIN SCENE; Rugby League: Wakefield Wildcats 26 Leeds Rhinos 32 Wildcats Boss Raps Ref after Derby Drubbing
Byline: Trevor BAXTER Rugby League Correspondent WAKEFIELD coach John Kear urged RL bosses to scrutinise Aussie referee Ashley Klein's display after his team lost their home record in dramatic fashion in a feisty derby. Klein sent four players...
Rugby League: ROLL OUT THE 'RED' CARPET; Rugby League: Saints Star Looking for New Break Graham Praying Britain Give Him Another Chance
Byline: Trevor BAXTER Rugby League Correspondent JAMES GRAHAM is known at Knowsley Road as 'Red' and that's what he saw after last season's engage Super League Grand Final victory. Boozy post-match celebrations ended with Graham punching a door,...
Rugby Union: DENIS READY TO DO AS THE ROMANS DO; 6 NATIONS ITALY V IRELAND STADIO FLAMINIO, TODAY, 1.30pm Leamy to Go to War with Azzurri Gladiators
Byline: Michael Scully CHIEF SPORTS WRITER DENIS Leamy is approaching greatness - via the purgatory of Rome two years ago. When Leamy runs out on the Stadio Flaminio pitch today, his thoughts will inevitably return to his full Ireland debut at...
Rugby Union: O'Sullivan: Focus on Winning Our Game; 6 NATIONS ITALY V IRELAND STADIO FLAMINIO, TODAY, 1.30pm
EDDIE O'Sullivan does not want his players to let their minds Rome as they gear up for their final - and vital - Six Nations fixture at the Stadio Flaminio at lunchtime today. The temptation to dream of being Ireland's first championship winners...
Rugby Union: RED ROSE DAY; WALES V ENGLAND, TODAY, MILLENNIUM STADIUM, KICK-OFF 5.30PM Catt's Urging Side to Put in Real Fight on Travels
Byline: Alex SPINK Rugby Correspondent ENGLAND captain Mike Catt has challenged his team to step outside its comfort zone and win away from Twickenham. The world champions have managed just three victories on the road since coming back from Australia...
Rugby Union: Tom's Gunning to Give Wales No Rees-Y Ride; WALES V ENGLAND, TODAY, MILLENNIUM STADIUM, KICK-OFF 5.30PM
Byline: By ALEX SPINK TWICKENHAM hero Tom Rees has warned the land of his father that England's kids are out to celebrate at the Millennium Stadium today. Winless Wales have to beat their arch enemy to stand any chance of avoiding the Wooden...
Rugby Union: We're Gonna Party like It's 1999; 6 NATIONS FRANCE V SCOTLAND, TODAY, STADE DE FRANCE, KICK-OFF 3.30PM
Byline: DEREK WATSON SCOTLAND'S chances of spoiling France's party in the Stade de France this afternoon might seem like Mission Impossible. But coach Alan Tait - a two-try hero in Scotland's 22-36 win in 1999 - knows exactly what it's like to...
SAVED FROM THE BEAST; PAPERGIRL FOUND NAKED AND TIED UP ON BED Fast Thinking by Cops Saves Teen from Rape
Byline: By MAGGIE BARRY POLICE found a 13-year-old girl stripped, face-down and bound on a bed when they burst into the home of the man who had kidnapped her. Moments earlier officers searching for the teenager had heard a piercing shriek as...
Save Our Kids from PC 'Cops' BRIGHT IDEAS CAN SAVE US
Byline: Richard HAMMOMD MY two little girls have just come crashing into the kitchen with new dolls that can squeak and gurgle and wee themselves. Izzy, six, cradled hers carefully, demonstrating how it can coo and flutter its eyelids. Willow,...
'Simon Didn't Have the Guts to Sack Them Face to Face. It's So Harsh' EXCLUSIVE X-FACTOR BUST-UP
Byline: By EVA SIMPSON FURIOUS Sharon Osbourne yesterday insisted Simon Cowell did not have the guts to sack Louis Walsh and Kate Thornton face-to-face - so got an X-Factor producer to do his dirty work. Sharon said: "I was completely shocked....
St Patrick Gives Us a Welcome Poll Break; VIEW FROM SLANE CASTLE
Byline: Lord Henry THIS weekend we can hopefully enjoy a respite from one of the longest General Election campaigns in recent Irish history. The heavy ministerial guns scatter themselves across the globe at our expense. They have left our eminent...
ST PATRICK'S GREEN ARMY; IRELAND GETS SET TO PARTY Half a Million Expected to Pack City Streets for Festival
Byline: By DARREN BOYLE MORE than 500,000 people will line the streets of Dublin this morning for the St Patrick's Day parade. Revellers for today's showpiece event will throng every vantage point to watch the 3,000-strong pageant. Performers...
The Final Countdown; MEET THE LAST THREE ACTS BATTLING FOR TV TALENT TITLE
Byline: By MAEVE QUIGLEY IT'S the You're A Star final countdown - and from the thousands of hopefuls it's down to three acts. Tomorrow night either Maeve O'Donovan, David O'Connor or 21 Demands will be crowned champion of the RTE show. The...
THE FRIGHT HOUSE; Bertie in US Security Scare
Byline: By ANDREW GREGORY BERTIE Ahern was last night caught up in a White House security alert after a man with a mystery package got into the grounds. The intruder climbed over a fence surrounding the building while the Taoiseach was with President...
The Lost Boys and Girls Who Fight out an Awful Insurgency on Our Streets. NIGHTMARE OF GANG WARFARE
Byline: By KATE JACKSON THE professionals sitting at the wooden tables outside Chez Kristof shield their eyes from the spring sunshine as they sip skinny cappuccinos. In the quiet suburban street, young mums stroll out of million-pound houses...