The Mirror (London, England)

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Articles from January 30, 2008

3am: J-Tea Party; HE'S UPSTAGED BY TORY TOFF!
Byline: Clemmie Moodie & Danielle Lawler WE'RE not saying Justin Timberlake's a boring old fart, but we were there the other night when he was upstaged by - wait for it - Boris Johnson. Braced for some hard partying with JT at London's Dorchester,...
ANELKA'S 'GHOST' HAUNTS MEGS; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Bolton 0 Fulham 0
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL THE spectre of Nicolas Anelka hung over this drab contest as Bolton's fans were left to reflect on the wisdom of letting their star striker go - despite doubling their money on him. Since Anelka left for Chelsea a fortnight...
BLUE SKY THINKING; EXCLUSIVE How Painting Clouds and Skies on a Pub Stopped the Vandals RECLAIM OUR STREETS
Byline: By JULIE MCCAFFREY WHEN it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour, councils are often accused of having their head in the clouds. But for one neighbourhood, blue skies and white fluffy clouds are actually at the forefront of their fight...
BLUE SKY THINKING; EXCLUSIVE RECLAIM OUR STREETS How Painting Clouds and Skies on a Pub Stopped the Vandals
Byline: By JULIE MCCAFFREY WHEN it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour, councils are often accused of having their head in the clouds. But for one neighbourhood, blue skies and white fluffy clouds are actually at the forefront of their fight...
BOOTED OUT; Cameron Axes Sleaze MP as Police Probe Looms
Byline: By JAKE MORRIS SLEAZE shame MP Derek Conway was kicked out of the Commons Tory party yesterday after a humiliating U-turn by David Cameron. He finally acted as it emerged Mr Conway - blasted by Parliamentary watchdogs for funnelling pounds...
CHERYL QUITS HOME; EXCLUSIVE 'She Is Finding It Harder and Harder to Look Him in the Eye' - FRIEND YESTERDAY
Byline: By FIONA CUMMINS and DANIELLE LAWLER HUMILIATED Cheryl Cole is moving out of her marital home in turmoil over revelations about her cheating husband Ashley. The heartbroken Girls Aloud star will flee to a secret location to consider their...
Dear MIRIAM: Old Flame's My Secret Hot Date; LETTER OF THE DAY
Byline: Dr MIRIAM STOPPARD Dear Miriam I'VE told my husband I can't put up with him any more. We've been married for 30 years. He only shows me affection if he wants sex. For more than a year, I've been talking to an old class mate on the...
'Don't Give Up. Don't Leave Me and the Kids' - 'FOOTBALL' VICTIM DAVID MARTIN'S WIFE; MURDER DAD:MAN CHARGED
Byline: By TOM PETTIFOR THE wife of a dad hacked to death in a row over a football said yesterday she begged him to hang on as he lay dying in the street. Angela Martin screamed: "Don't give up, don't leave me and the children" when husband David...
'Don't Give Up. Don't Leave Me and the Kids' WIFE'S PLEA TO KILLED DAD
Byline: By TOM PETTIFOR THE wife of a dad hacked to death in a row over a football told yesterday how she begged him to hang on as he lay dying in the street. Angela Martin screamed, "Don't give up, don't leave me and the children" when David...
Flavio, a Hero of the Rio Slums, Whose School Mends Broken Lives with the Power of Sport
Byline: OLIVER HOLT HIGHER and higher we climbed, clinging grimly to the handles on the back of the motorbike taxis as they wove through the chaos and filth of the slum city of Rocinha. Round hairpin after hairpin, dodging spluttering buses laden...
Football: ANELKA'S 'GHOST' HAUNTS MEGS; Bolton 0 Fulham 0 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ARSENAL 3 NEWCASTLE 0 Keegan Feels Heat.And Magpies Still Can't Score
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL THE spectre of Nicolas Anelka hung over this drab contest as Bolton's fans were left to reflect on the wisdom of letting their star striker go - despite doubling their money on him. Since Anelka left for Chelsea a fortnight...
Football: Avram: I Stand by Ashley; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea V Reading TONIGHT, KO 7.45PM
Byline: By MARTIN LIPTON AVRAM GRANT last night told Fabio Capello he has to pick Ashley Cole in his first England squad - despite allegations over the left-back's private life which have dominated the front pages. Grant is set to leave Cole...
Football: BECKS: I'M FIT & FAB; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer reports from Rio de Janeiro DAVID BECKHAM edged a step closer to persuading Fabio Capello to award him his 100th England cap last night by moving to wipe away lingering doubts about his fitness. Beckham...
Football: BECKS: I'M FIT & FAB; EXCLUSIVE OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer Reports from Rio De Janeiro
DAVID BECKHAM edged a step closer to persuading Fabio Capello to award him his 100th England cap last night by moving to wipe away lingering doubts about his fitness. Beckham revealed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had complimented him on his physical...
Football: BRUCE IS CRYING A A RIVER OF TEARS; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Middlesbrough 1 Wigan 0
Byline: By DAVID ANDERSON STEVE BRUCE failed to beat his Riverside hoodoo as Wigan slipped back into the bottom three last night. Bruce has still not won at Middlesbrough as a manager and the Latics boss is sick of the sight of Teesside. "I don't...
Football: BULLY FOR YOU, SAM; Lloyd's Late Strike Sinks Rugged Stok Coca Cola CHAMPIONSHIP Action from Last Night's Championship Games Charlton 1 Stoke 0
Byline: By ANN GRIPPER ALAN PARDEW feels his Charlton side are finally standing up to the Championship's br uisers as the promotion race hots up. A late Lloyd Sam header finally found a way past a rugged Stoke defence and moved the Addicks level...
Football: CARN-IVAL OF MAGIC; Coca Cola CHAMPIONSHIP Action from Last Night's Championship Games Wizard of Oz Grabs Point for Blades Wizard of Oz Grabs Point for Blades Sheff U 1 Watford 1
Byline: By SARAH WINTERBURN BRYAN ROBSON needed a touch of magic to spare him from another chorus of boos and David Carney emerged as his Wizard of Oz. The Aussie winger came off the bench to rescue a point from another dreadful league display...
Football: FLAIR RADE HITS BLUES! Prica Strike Sinks McLeish's Boys Man Utd V Portsmouth TONIGHT KO 8 PM Sunderland 2 Birmingham 0 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Byline: Simon BIRD BIRMINGHAM City are staring a relegation fight in the face after last night's disastrous defeat. Alex McLeish witnessed some comical defending and much more of that will see his Blues in the Championship next term. But relegation...
Football: FULHAM POINT WAY TO ESCAPE; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ARSENAL 3 NEWCASTLE 0 Keegan Feels Heat.And Magpies Still Can't Score Bolton 0 Fulham 0
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL ROY HODGSON challenged his Fulham players to perform their own version of The Great Escape and survive the drop after finally winning their first point since he took charge. Three Premier League defeats under Hodgson...
Football: I'M FIT & FAB; EXCLUSIVE Beckham Is Rarin' to Go for His 100th Cap
Byline: OLIVER HOLT, Chief Sports Writer reports from Rio De Janeiro DAVID BECKHAM edged a step closer to persuading Fabio Capello to award him his 100th England cap last night by moving to wipe away lingering doubts about his fitness. Beckham...
Football: IT'S A FLAIR RADE STRIKE; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Sunderland 2 Birmingham 0 Prica's Debut Goal Has Cats Purring
Byline: Simon BIRD ROY KEANE reckons Sunder land are destined for a surge up the league to safety after Rade Prica lifted them out of the drop zone for the first time this year. Sunderland proved Keane's confidence was not misplaced by keeping...
Football: IT'S A RADE FOR KEANE; Man Utd V Portsmouth TONIGHT, KO 8PM BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Sunderland 2 Birmingham 0 Roy Eyes Survival after Prica Strike
Byline: Simon BIRD ROY KEANE reckons Sunderland have finally "learned to win" after Rade Prica lifted them out of the drop zone for the first time this year. Sunderland's surge to promotion last year was based on a charge in the second half of...
Football: James Is Zoff on a Fab Task; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd V Portsmouth TONIGHT, KO 8PM
Byline: By JOHN CROSS and DAVID McDONNELL DAVID JAMES will be given a final chance to establish himself as England's answer to Dino Zoff in front of Fabio Capello at Old Trafford tonight. England boss Capello will run the rule over James, 37,...
Football: MAC FINDS THE KEOGH; Sylvan Service from New Dynamic Duo Action from Last Night's Championship Games Wolves 2 Sheff W 1
Byline: By JAMES NURSEY WOLVES boss Mick McCarthy reckons his new strike partnership of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Andy Keogh can fire Wanderers back into the promotion race. Both netted in last night's victory over Sheffield Wednesday to put Wolves...
FOOTBALL SPY: At Last! Spurs Get Pounds 8m Hutton
Byline: By JOHN CROSS TOTTENHAM boss Juande Ramos last night agreed deals for Rangers full-back Alan Hutton and Brazilian defender Gilberto to take his spending towards the pounds 20million mark in the space of 48 hours. And Hutton's arrival...
FOOTBALL SPY: At Last! Spurs Will Get Hutton
Byline: By JOHN CROSS TOTTENHAM boss Juande Ramos last night agreed deals for Rangers full-back Alan Hutton and Brazilian defender Gilberto to take his spending towards the pounds 20million mark in the space of 48 hours. And Hutton's arrival...
Football: WOODY'S EXIT NO PROBLEM FOR BORO; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Middlesbrough 1 Wigan 0
Byline: By DAVID ANDERSON JONATHAN who? Middlesbrough proved there is life after Jonathan Woodgate as they turned on the style to win their relegation rumble at the Riverside with Wigan. Boro boss Gareth Southgate reckons he can do without Woodgate...
Football: YOU'VE AD IT, KEVIN; BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ARSENAL 3 NEWCASTLE 0 Keegan Feels Heat.And Magpies Still Can't Score Emmanuel Causes New Toon Chief More Grief
Byline: Martin Lipton CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER THEY say you should never go back. And suddenly Kev in Keegan may be starting to wonder if he should have heeded one of the golden rules of football. His Tyneside return was supposed to herald a return...
FROM THE WORLD CUP FINAL TO THE SCRAPHEAP; SIX NATIONS COUNTDOWN 3 DAYS TO GO No Room for Sentiment as Hero Tait Axed by Ashton
Byline: Alex Spink RUGBY CORRESPONDENT MATHEW TAIT went from World Cup Final hero to the international wilderness in two games when he was axed from the England squad which will face Wales on Saturday. Three months ago he came within inches of...
'I'd Give It All Up to Be Well. You Can't Spend It in the Cemetery' Pounds 19M LOTTO WINNER STEPHEN SMITH AFTER HE HIT JACKPOT YESTERDAY
Byline: By AIDAN McGURRAN LOTTERY winner Steve Smith yesterday said he would give up his pounds 19million jackpot if he could have his health back - adding: "I can't spent it in the cemetery." Steve, who has a serious medical condition that means...
'I'd Give It All Up to Be Well. You Can't Spend It in the Cemetery' Pounds 19M LOTTO WINNER TRIPLE ROLLOVER PUNTER STEVE SMITH YESTERDAY
Byline: By AIDAN McGURRAN FOR most people, winning pounds 19million on the Lottery would herald a life of unlimited luxury and the end of all worries. But for Steve Smith, his serious medical condition means that all the money in the world cannot...
Mirror PROPERTY: Invest in Marracash; COAST IS CLEAR FOR BARGAINS
MOROCCO has been a popular tourist destination for the past 40 to 50 years. But it's only in the last three years it has become a hotspot for those looking to invest in property abroad. In 2001, King Mohammed VI recognised that alongside the...
OUR GRAN TOUR; Newly Weds Peggy, 84, and James, 93, Take 1,600-Mile Honeymoon in Motor Home
Byline: By RICHARD SMITH NEWLYWED Peggy Mason, 84, will start married life firmly in the driving seat... of a pounds 15,000 motor home. For Peggy and husband James, 93, will spend their honeymoon making a 1,600- mile tour of the UK. And James...
Rugby League: One More Title and Then I'm off; ANDERSON VOW FOR SUPER SAINTS
Byline: Trevor BAXTER Rugby League Correspondent DANIEL ANDERSON will not be persuaded to extend his contract as St Helens coach. But Anderson is determined to regain the engage Super League title before returning to Australia at the end of the...
SEARCH PARTY; EXCLUSIVE Police Allowed to Stop Suspects without Reason
Byline: By BOB ROBERTS, Political Editor POLICE are to be given new powers to stop and search suspects without giving any reason in a crackdown on gun and knife crime. Gordon Brown wants to remove all red tape and bureaucracy which restricts...
SEVEN YEAR BITCH; Guilty: Wife Who Tried to Kill Husband with Anti-Freeze on Their Wedding Anniversary
Byline: By ROD CHAYTOR A WIFE who celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary by poisoning her husband's dinner with anti-freeze was found guilty yesterday of attempted murder. Callous Kate Knight, 28, wanted to get her hands on pounds 250,000...
Spoiled Stars Care FA When They Play Away
Byline: SUE CARROLL ASHLEY Cole is a moron who may have cheated on his stunning wife Cheryl more than once. But the Chelsea FC star isn't a villain, or a calculating love rat juggling his life to accommodate a string of lovers. That would require...
We'll Kidnap a British Muslim Soldier and Cut off His Head like a Pig; ISLAMIC TERROR GANG CHIEF'S SICK VIDEO PLOT
Byline: By ROD CHAYTOR BRITISH fanatics plotted to snatch a Muslim soldier from the streets of Birmingham and behead him "like a pig", a court heard yesterday. Ringleader Parviz Khan hoped to spark a wave of panic and dread across the country...
You're Having a Mare, Cam
Byline: Kevin MAGUIRE CASH and cops are turning this week into a Night mare On Parliament Street for Cam the Sham. It's a re-run of the old Tory sleaze movie, an 18-rated political horror story. One Tory MP treating the public purse like a...
Your LIFE: Cosmetic Surgery: KNOW THE RISKS; Newsreader Kate Silverton Was off Work for Two Weeks When Surgery on Acne Scars Left Her Face Swollen. So How Can We Prepare Ourselves for the Risks If We Go for a Quick Fix?
Byline: BY KIA HANSEN WE had a total of 577,000 cosmetic operations and treatments last year, 200,000 more than in 2005. But while more of us are undergoing procedures, we may not be fully aware of the potential risks, as the BBC's Kate Silverton,...
Your LIFE: Dancing on Ice Queens; THEIR SKATING ROUTINES AND GLITZY COSTUMES ARE GLAMMING UP OUR SUNDAY NIGHTS. HERE, FOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES ON BLADES GIVE US THEIR VERDICT ON THE SHOW AND THEIR PARTNERS
Byline: BY CHARLOTTE WARD Maria Filippov His progress is amazing, he's a real perfectionist WHEN I first he ard that my skating partner, Gareth Gates, had suffered from a bad stutter in the past, I was worried. I was concerned that being...
Your LIFE: Why We Deserve Single Sex Wards
Byline: BY VICTORIA KENNEDY HAVING to share a ward with the opposite sex can make the ordeal of staying in hospital even more distressing. It's believed more than 80 per cent of hospitals still don't fully separate men and women on wards despite...
YOUR Money: BIZ BUREAU - TOP BIZ TIPS
Byline: BIZ WITH fears of a recession on the horizon, your business needs to stay ahead of the competition. But creating an edge needn't cost the earth - research from Lloyds TSB bank found that a simple de-clutter can boost sluggish sales. A...
YOUR Money: Dear JOHN; Need Some Financial Advice? Your Money Editor John Husband and His Team Can Help You
Byline: John Husband Q I AM disappointed at the returns so far on my personal pension plan. Should I just switch to another provider? A THAT could be the answer. But there may be some valuable guaranteed benefits you'll lose by switching. Ask...
YOUR Money: GET SETS; SHOP TALK Plenty of Bargains Ahead of Digital TV Switchover
Byline: BY RUKI SAYID ELECTRICAL chain Currys and its online sister Dixons sell two million televisions a year. Both have phased out analogue and now sell only digital sets. Currys boss Peter Keenan says: "We are concerned about the high volumes...
YOUR Money: SAFEGUARD YOUR HOME; Keeping Your Prime Asset in a Recession
Byline: By JOHN HUSBAND COULD you afford to keep the roof over your head if the country plunged into a full-blown recession? The stock market chaos may seem far removed from our everyday lives but if our economy is in trouble it will affect every...
YOUR Money: Will Packages Costa More? WE TRY TO BETTER THE AGENTS ON FAMILY HOLS
Byline: By TRICIA PHILLIPS THE shaky economy and fears of tough times ahead means many families are putting off booking this year's summer holiday - a delay that could prove costly. Anyone hoping to bag a bargain break in the sun should move...
YOUR Money: Your Home Could Make Retirement That Much More Enjoyable
THE recent boom in house prices is a godsend for thousands of pensioners, who can use this windfall to boost their retirement income. Bernard Brock, 78, a former driver at Gatwick Airport, moved to Bognor Regis, Sussex, after he and his wife Vena,...