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 May 12, 2007

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3AM: Prince Floored; SINGER STORMS OFF AFTER BEING STRADDLED BY A FRENZIED FEMALE FAN VIP PRINCE KOKO, CAMDEN
Byline: Eva Simpson & Caroline Hedley PITY poor little Prince after the tiny star was toppled on stage - knocked off his heels by a way-too-zealous female fan. The woman forced a kiss on the singer before straddling him as he lay prone on...
AIM PAISLEY; BATTLE OF THE BOYNE: 1690-2007 First Minister Presents Taoiseach with Antique Musket
Byline: By MAURICE FITZMAURICE IAN Paisley was all smiles yesterday as he decommissoned a gun used at the Battle of the Boyne - by handing it to the Irish Government. The First Minister gave the antique musket to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern during...
ARE YOU THE WEAKEST LINK? Can You Complete Anne Robinson's Quiz? If You Score below 10 ...Goodbye!
Byline: Anne Robinson 1 In the animal kingdom, what type of creature is a krait? 2 The Ruhr Valley is a major industrial area of which country? 3 In film, Quint and Matt Hooper are characters in which Steven Spielberg blockbuster? 4 In...
Banned from Talking to Women for 5 Years; BUT PEEPER CAN DITCH DAYGLO JACKET
Byline: By AIDAN McGURRAN THE Peeping Tom ordered to wear a fluorescent jacket at night was yesterday banned from talking to women for five years. Stephen Cooper, 24, was told he must not approach any unknown female unless it is part of everyday...
Boxing: Corrales Was Just Pussycat in Life but a Lion in the Ring
Byline: BARRY McGUIGAN BOXING'S No.1 EXPERT AS EVER in life, triumph and tragedy come as a package. Two days after celebrating a brilliant success for boxing we were left mourning the death of one of our own. What a waste. Diego Corrales was...
CAREFUL END A.. BERTIE'S GUNNING FOR YOU; MAY 24 GENERAL ELECTION BATTLE FOR POWER Paisley Gift at 1690 Site
Byline: By DARREN BOYLE IT might be 300 years late - but the last of the guns used in the Battle of the Boyne was handed over yesterday. The North's First Minister Ian Paisley visited the battle scene outside Drogheda, Co Louth, in his first...
CATHY'S CALL TO 600MILLION; EUROVISION SPECIAL Irish Hopefuls Dervish in Appeal to Ex-Pats for Their Final Vote Tonight
Byline: By MAEVE QUIGLEY EUROVISION entrants Dervish have begged Irish people living abroad to send in votes for them tonight. Frontwoman Cathy Jordan said the band want to do their best for the nation when they sing They Can't Stop The Spring...
COLDPLAY STAR AND WIFE SPLIT; EXCLUSIVE New Dad Guy Has Moved into a Flat
Byline: By STEWART MACLEAN and EVA SIMPSON COLDPLAY star Guy Berryman has split from his wife - six months after they celebrated the birth of their daughter. Bassist Guy, 29, is believed to be devastated after agreeing to a separation from childhood...
COLOSSUS; EXCLUSIVE Wife's Tribute at Unveiling of Bobby Statue
Byline: by ANDY LINES IN the football world, Bobby Moore will forever be a giant striding among lesser men. A defender of genius, a sportsman who embodied fair play - and the captain fantastic who lifted the World Cup for England in 1966. ...
COLOSSUS; Wife's Tribute at Unveiling of Bobby Statue EXCLUSIVE
Byline: by ANDY LINES IN the football world, Bobby Moore will forever be a giant striding among lesser men. A defender of genius, a sportsman who embodied fair play - and the captain fantastic who lifted the World Cup for England in 1966. ...
Cool Kiwi the Man on Fire at the NW; FIREWORKS EXPECTED AS THE WORLD'S BEST LINE UP ON THE NORTH COAST BRUCE EYES RECORD
Byline: By JIMMYWALKER COOL Kiwi Bruce Anstey, who is slowly catching up on Michael Rut ter's record of 11 race wins, is the man to watch today at the North West 200. Anstey has six successes and will be bidding not only for a victory in the...
CRASH HUBBY AGONY; Heartbroken Dad Weeps after Family Is Wiped Out
Byline: By AINE HEGARTY A DEVASTATED dad was being comforted last night after his family was wiped out in a horror smash. Heartbroken Karl Cassidy had just returned to the family home in Naas, Co Kildare, when he was told about the tragedy. ...
Cricket: Moores Must Be Fearless
Byline: IAN BOTHAM CRICKETS No.1 EXPERT BRAVE new dawns require brave decisions - so England should mark Peter Moores' first game as coach with a fearless approach both on the pitch and in selection. There will not be wholesale changes tomorrow...
Dear Maddy, You Don't Know Me, but Here Is a Teddy for When You Get Home. Love Olivia; MISSING GIRL'S VILLAGE
Byline: By ROS WYNNE-JONES VILLAGERS stand at the crossroads in Rothley at the memorial built to the dead of two world wars and remember a child they hope is still alive. The black metalwork fence shines with hundreds of yellow ribbons glittering...
Dear Maddy, You Don't Know Me, but Here Is a Teddy for When You Get Home. Love, Olivia; MISSING GIRL'S VILLAGE
Byline: By ROS WYNNE-JONES VILLAGERS stand at the crossroads in Rothley at the memorial built to the dead of two world wars and remember a child they hope is still alive. The black metalwork fence shines with hundreds of yellow ribbons glittering...
Don't Blame Paris.Look at Her Mum! EXCLUSIVE THE FAME HUNGRY BIT-PART ACTRESS WHO HAS PUSHED HER GIRL TOWARDS CELEBRITY MELTDOWN
Byline: By BETH NEIL HER talent may be limited, but her ambition knows no bounds. And with her partying as prodigious as her tantrums, she has become famous for being famous. Paris Hilton? No. Her outrageous mum. Ruthless and single-minded in...
EARTH ANGLES; Ireland's Top Models Look Just Heavenly at Opening of New Club
Byline: PAUL MARTIN at the sexiest party of the year IT was heaven on Earth as Ireland's hottest babes hit the town for a wild night out. Models Rosanna Davison, Katy French and Glenda Gilson led the celebrations in sizzling style at the opening...
Evolution Is a Bug's Game
Byline: Richard HAMMOND EVOLUTION is, I have learned this week, cobblers. And I have learned it with the help of an insect called the May Bug. There was a load of trouble when Darwin first started boasting that he'd sussed the whole evolution...
FIND HIM; New Paedo Fears as 'Hannibal Lecter' O'Grady Goes Missing from Dublin Home
Byline: By JIMMY CUNNINGHAM A CONVICTED paedophile and defrocked priest - dubbed the "Hannibal Lecter" of the clerical world - has moved from his home in Dublin. It was feared Oliver O'Grady had left the country last year but he had remained...
Football: Big Apple a Banana Skin Says Tommy; New York V Sligo, Gaelic Park BREHENY WARNS SLIGO
Byline: By PAT NOLAN IT'S the closest thing to a glamour trip in the Bank of Ireland football Championship, but for Sligo manager Tommy Breheny it's one he could possibly do without. Playing New York in the first round of the Connacht Championship...
Football: BIG MICK IS MAD FOR IT; Battle for Promotion: Play-Off Crackers CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF. 1ST LEG WOLVES V WEST BROM, TOMORROW, MIDDAY
Byline: By JAMES NURSEY MICK McCARTHY admits he must be mad trying so hard to get back in the Premiership after his disastrous experience there with Sunderland last season. The Wolves boss guided the Black Cats to the 2004/2005 Championship title...
Football: Blues in Play-Off Control; Bangor 0 Glenavon 1
Byline: By BILL SMYTH A single goal scored early in the second half has given Glenavon hope after a largely featureless game with very little between the two sides. Admittedly conditions were against any decent football with continuous rain and...
Football: CARVALHO RACING TO BE FIT FOR CUP FINAL; EXCLUSIVE CHELSEA V EVERTON, TOMORROW, 3PM
Byline: By JOHN CROSS RICARDO CARVALHO is refusing to give up on being fit for the FA Cup Final. The Chelsea defender has already been ruled out of the Wembley showpiece next Saturday by manager Jose Mourinho and the medical team are very pessimistic...
Football: COMEBACK KING; EXCLUSIVE PREMIERSHIP Spurs Ace Defiant as Kop Hero Bows out Tottenham Skipper Ledley Stops All the Gossip That Injury Will End His Career Tottenham V Man City TV: HIGHLIGHTS ON BBC MOTD2, 10.20PM. KO 3PM
Byline: John Cross Manchester City have taken 10 points from their last five Premiership away games - points that have kept them in the top flight this season TOTTENHAM captain Ledley King last night revealed he was left "deeply hurt" by a vicious...
Football: E Z DOES IT FOR DROGS; SETANTA SPORTS CUP FINAL: LINFIELD V DROGHEDA, WINDSOR PK, TODAY, 5.00 Zayed Has Blues in Sights
Byline: Garry DOYLE Chief Soccer Writer THERE WERE plenty of big fish swimming in the Boyne long before Big Ian and Big Bertie took a walk by the river yesterday. Drogheda-folk know this better than anyone - which is why they celebrate their...
Football: Fight to the Death Keeps Season Alive and Clubs in the Drop Zone Trembling!
Byline: Interview: JOHN DOCHERTY CELTIC winning the SPL championship became a formality a long time ago, so we can be grateful for a riveting battle at the bottom between Dunfermline, St Mirren and Motherwell. Three teams fighting their lives...
Football: FOREST'S COMMONS TOUCH; Yeovil 0 Nottm for 2
Byline: By AIDAN MAGEE PENALTIES from Kris Commons and James Perch fired Forest towards Wembley last night. A spot-kick in each half gave Colin Calderwood's men a huge advantage for next Friday's second leg. Winger Commons has only recently...
Football: FOWLER: NOW I CAN SAY GOODBYE TO ANFIELD PROPERLY; Liverpool V Charlton TV: HIGHLIGHTS ON BBC MOTD2, 10.20PM. KO 3PM
Byline: David Maddock Liverpool have conceded only five goals at home this season ROBBIE FOWLER will say an emotional goodbye to Anfield tomorrow, just grateful that he has the chance to do so. The Liverpool striker will leave the club at...
Football: Freddy Cocks It Up TWICE! HE TELLS KOP FANS HE'D CARRY OWEN BACK TO ANFIELD HIMSELF.. THEN RISKS Pounds 1M BY SECRETLY MEETING BIG SAM
Byline: By SIMON BIRD and ALAN NIXON FREDDY Shepherd was caught on camera TWICE yesterday - lining up Sam Allardyce to be Newcastle boss next week... and offering to "carry Michael Owen back to Liverpool" in an amazing outburst to fans. YOU'VE...
Football: GALLOWS HUMOUR; SURVIVAL SUNDAY D-Day for Wigan, West Ham & Sheffield Utd 'I Just Got a Text Saying: 'Best of Luck on Sunday, Paul, Really Hope You Do It. Get Those Bastards Beaten. Yours, Richard Scudamore Xx' WIGAN BOSS PAUL JEWELL, WISECRACKING TO THE END YESTERDAY Sheff Utd V Wigan Tomorrow, KO 3pm
Byline: Mike Walters WITTY Scouser Paul Jewell is so quick on the draw with oneliners that he must have been born with a silver spoof in his mouth. And to demonstrate the groundswell of support among the football community for Wigan to stay in...
Football: HEA NEEDS ONE MORE; Longford V Westmeath, Tomorrow, Pearse Park Damien Back from the Wild to Claim a Second Leinster Crown
Byline: Pat NOLAN HE could have been in La Paz, Down Under or trekking along the Inca Trail but Westmeath's Damien Healy is quite happy to settle for the not so exotic surroundings of Pearse Park in Longford tomorrow. After last year's crushing...
Football: 'I CAN'T HELP YOU OUT LITTLE BRUV' SURVIVAL SUNDAY D-Day for Wigan, West Ham & Sheffield Utd
Byline: By DAVID McDONNEL RIO FERDINAND will be forgiven for suffering mixed emotions tomor row before he is presented with his second Premiership winner's medal for Manchester United. While Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded United end their season...
Football: I HAVE BEEN A FAILURE; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP Portsmouth V Arsenal, Tomorrow, 3pm Wenger: It Is My Fault We Have Fallen So Far Behind
Byline: John CROSS ARSENE WENGER last night admitted he has been a "failure" after claiming Arsenal have endured the worst season of his 11-year reign. The Gunners go to Portsmouth tomorrow still in the hunt for third place but Arsenal have finished...
Football: I'LL GET MY COAT; IRISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION SANCHEZ SHOCK: LAWRIE WALKS OUT ON NORTHERN IRELAND Sanchez Jumps Ship, Just like We Always Knew He Would
Byline: Darren Fullerton LAWRIE Sanchez's body language always smacked of a manager using Northern Ireland as a stepping stone to further his career - and, to be fair, he didn't let us down. The timing of his cut-throat swagger through the exit...
Football: I WANT MAC TO WALTZ IT; Big Eck to Blood McGregor in Scots' Vienna Warm-Up
Byline: By IAIN CAMPBELL ALEX McLEISH has told Allan McGregor he will make his Scotland debut against Austria on May 30. The Rangers goalkeeper, who fell out with then Ibrox boss McLeish two years ago, will start the Euro 2008 warm-up match in...
Football: I Warned Adam He Would Be History at Rangers; IAIN CAMPBELL MEETS.. Scotland Manager Alex McLeish as He Names Squad
THE last time Alex McLeish spoke to Charlie Adam he warned him his Rangers career was in serious danger. A year ago, departing Ibrox boss McLeish cautioned the midfielder, who had spent the campaign on loan at St Mirren, that new boss Paul Le Guen...
Football: JJB? Jewell's Just Brilliant for Saying Wigan Will Go Down Because They Are Not Good Enough, Not Because of Carlos Tevez
Byline: Interview: JOHN CROSS PAUL JEWELL is suffering from a bad case of second season syndrome which looks as if it will end with Wigan dropping out of the Premiership. But Jewell deserves a lot of respect for not blaming everything and everyone...
Football: KEEPER BEVAN IN WEMBLEY HEAVEN
Byline: By JAMES NURSEY and ANN GRIPPER SCOTT BEVAN insists he will enjoy today's Wembley showpiece even if he makes a howler. The Kidderminster keeper, who faces Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy final, almost died following a sickening pitch...
Football: Lake Fans Need a Shot in Arm; Westmeath Is Suffering with a Sense of Apathy
Byline: BERNARD FLYNN THE Championship may be getting underway in Pearse Park tomorrow but there has been a general dip in interest in Westmeath as their clash with Longford approaches. I've been living in Mullingar for the last 16 years and...
Football: LAST DAY DRAMA; Nail-Biting Ends to the Season. and the Premiership's Greatest Escapes
ARSENAL 1989 THE most sensational finish to any top-flight season. Liverpool could even afford to lose the last game of the season at Anfield 1-0 and still win the league. Only a two-goal victory would be enough for the Gunners. Thanks to a last-minute...
Football: NEVILLE TO MISS OUT ON FINAL; SURVIVAL SUNDAY D-Day for Wigan, West Ham & Sheffield Utd
Byline: By NEIL McLEMAN GARY NEVILLE and Louis Saha have been ruled out of Manchester United's FA Cup Final showdown with Chelsea. United skipper Neville has not played since injuring his ankle against Bolton on March 17, while Saha's injury...
Football: PEARCE GLUTTON FOR CITY AGONY; PREMIERSHIP Spurs Ace Defiant as Kop Hero Bows Out
Byline: By DAVID McDONNELL STUART PEARCE is adamant Manchester City's final game of the season at Tottenham tomorrow will not be his last in charge. Despite doubts over his future after a poor campaign, Pearce revealed he has been promised a...
Football: RAISE YOUR GAME, BHOYS; CELTIC V ABERDEEN, TODAY, KICK-OFF 3PM Strachan Fires Warning to Players from Hospital Bed
Byline: By IAIN CAMPBELL GORDON STRACHAN has warned his misfiring players: start performing or risk being dropped for the cup final. The Celtic boss has issued the ultimatum from his hospital bed after finally having the hip operation he considered...
Football: Saints Get Late Lesson from Scholars; EIRCOM PREMIER LEAGUE: UCD 2 ST PAT'S ATH 2 PAT'S LEFT STUNNED AS COLLEGE STEAL A POINT
Byline: Garry DOYLE Chief Soccer Writer GIVEN its position as a seat of learning it was hardly a surprise to see a Wise man at Belfield last night. But this particular student was swotting up on the form of the eircom League rather than the traditional...
Football: Shunned Wenger Is Handed the Ultimate Insult by Ferguson
Byline: BRIAN READE IT COULDN'T have been a more perfect week for Sir Alex Ferguson if he'd watched a coach-load of journalists crash down the slopes of a Piedmont vineyard as he slid a glass of vintage Barolo down his throat. Winning-his ninth...
Football: SPOT OF LUCK FOR FOREST; Yeovil 0 Nottm for 2
Byline: By AIDAN MAGEE COLIN CALDERWOOD warned his side against taking Yeovil lightly in next week's second leg after their controversial win at Huish Park. A hotly-disputed first-half penalty set Forest on their way to a priceless play-off semifinal...
Football: Stop Hating Us and Start Worrying about Saving Yourselves; SURVIVAL SUNDAY D-Day for Wigan, West Ham & Sheffield Utd CURBISHLEY TELLS RELEGATION RIVALS: STOP THIS 'PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1' PACT Man Utd V West Ham Tomorrow, KO 3pm
Byline: Martin Lipton CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER ALAN CURBISHLEY last night warned Sheffield United to beware the sting in the tail if they let themselves consider a pact with Wigan to try to send West Ham down. The Hammers chief believes his side...
Football: THE 3PM BETTING BOYS - CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Byline: By Kevin Price & John Curle SHEFFIELD UNITED v WIGAN WE'RE not into conspiracy theories - certainly not in this day and age when the Premiership is rolling in billions and relegation means losing what it took to buy Aston Villa. ...
Football: 'The Day I Got under the Skin of Sir Alex' EXCLUSIVE MIKE WALTERS MEETS.. Former West Ham Skipper and Manager Billy Bonds
Byline: MIKE WALTERS BEATEN by a relegated team who had nothing at stake except East End pride, Alex Ferguson grudgingly conceded West Ham's effort had been "almost obscene". And as Manchester United's grumpy manager watched the elusive Holy...
Football: The Treble Dream Doesn't Frighten Us SAYS LINFIELD KEEPER ALAN MANNUS; SETANTA SPORTS CUP FINAL: LINFIELD V DROGHEDA, WINDSOR PK, TODAY, 5.00
Byline: Darren FULLERTON LINFIELD keeper Alan Mannus insists the Blues won't be bewitched by thoughts of a 'treble' when they face Drogheda United in today's Setanta Cup final at Windsor Park. David Jeffrey's men can complete a unique cross-border...
Football: This Is the Only Show in Town; SANCHEZ CANNOT RESIST LURE OF PREMIERSHIP Lawrie Gets Fulham Job, Quits N. Ireland MIDD'BRO V FULHAM TOMORROW, KO 3PM
Byline: Ann GRIPPER LAWRIE SANCHEZ yesterday walked out on Northern Ireland as he graduated from temporary to permanent manager of Fulham. Sanchez had originally hoped to combine the two roles, but Fulham were determined for him to focus entirely...
FREED RAPIST LOCKED UP AT LAST.. Sicko's Flicked Cig Sends Him to Jail
Byline: By TOMAS MACRUAIRI SNEERING rapist Adam Keane was jailed last night after it emerged he flicked a cigarette at his victim. Vile Keane, 20, convicted of raping mum-of-three Mary Shannon in May 2005, walked free when he was handed a three-year-suspended...
Free.Gambler Who Tried to Sell a Kidney on Internet
Byline: By ROD CHAYTOR A SALESMAN who tried to sell one of his kidneys to pay off a pounds 25,000 gambling debt walked free from court yesterday. Daniel Tuck advertised his organ for sale in an internet chatroom and agreed a price of pounds 24,000...
Gaelic Football: McCabe Not Settling for Glory of '97; Bank of Ireland FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Cavan V Down, Breffni Park, Tomorrow BREFFNI STAR AIMING HIGH
Byline: Orla BANNON IT'S 10 years since Cavan won their last Ulster title and Dermot McCabe admits that in the intervening years very little has been achieved. Barring a League final appearance in 2002 it's been one disappointment after another...
GIVE HER STRENGTH; THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE Mum Kate Close to Collapse
Byline: VANESSA ALLEN and MARTIN FRICKER in Praia da Luz THE Dr Who birthday cake with four candles is ready to be served - baked specially by a family friend because little Madeleine McCann so adores the show. And dozens of relatives and friends...
GIVE HER STRENGTH; THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE Mum Kate Close to Collapse as Nightmare Takes Its Toll
Byline: VANESSA ALLEN and MARTIN FRICKER in Praia da Luz THE Dr Who birthday cake with four candles is ready to be served - baked specially by a family friend because little Madeleine McCann so adores the show. And dozens of relatives and friends...
GIVE HER STRENGTH; THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE Mum Kate Is Close to Collapse
Byline: VANESSA ALLEN and MARTIN FRICKER in Praia da Luz THE Dr Who birthday cake with four candles is ready to be served - baked specially by a family friend because little Madeleine McCann so adores the show. And dozens of relatives and friends...
H-Bomb Victims; Exclusive Battle for Justice over Christmas Island Tests
Byline: By MATT ROPER THEY arrived in shorts and T-shirts, and were met by men in radiation-proof white suits. It was 50 years ago next week that 15,000 fit, fresh-faced young soldiers came to witness the moment that Britain joined the nuclear...
Horse Racing: 5 THIS WEEK'S FIVE TO FOLLOW 5
THOUGHTLESS MOMENT THIS Dermot Weld-trained filly started favourite for a Gowran Park maiden on her debut last week but came up against a decent type in David Wachman's Magic Carpet. Beaten a neck, the daughter of Pivotal stayed on stoutly and...
Horse Racing: Archipenko in with a Chance to Turn Tables
Byline: MICK KINANE I'M hoping Danak can retain his unbeaten record in the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown tomorrow. But the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial is the feature of the card, a race that has produced a number of Epsom Derby winners...
Horse Racing: Dennis Is the Wise Decision; VALUE SCOPE
Byline: By DAVE MITCHELL WITH the track at Ascot being so new it's probably best to look at what happened over 7f here last year rather than delve too closely through the history of the Victoria Cup. Having said that, a quick look at the race...
Horse Racing: Dwyer Only Has Moment of Madness; STEAMING! NEWSBOY GETS IT OFF HIS CHEST
Byline: NEWSBOY WHEN one of Chester's many attractive female racegoers buttonholed me during racing yesterday, I thought my luck was in. But as it turned out, the elegant - and evidently wellrefreshed - lady didn't wish to compliment me on my...
Horse Racing: Ed for the Victoria High Road; WINNER MACHINE SATURDAY SPECIALS
Byline: By GRAHAM WHELDON of the Racing And Football Outlook and Raceform Update ASCOT has been hit by rain in recent days and runners drawn high should be best in the Victoria Cup. It looked to me as though the stands' rail had been over-watered...
Horse Racing: HEFFERNAN CAN CROWN MACARTHUR; Seamus Ready to Put Colt in the Derby Picture
Byline: Peter O'HEHIR Racing Correspondent MACARTHUR should put himself in the Vodafone Derby picture by landing tomorrow's Group 2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. Aidan O'Brien's colt has two lengths to find with MORES WELLS on...
Horse Racing: JUMPING FOR JOY; Haydock Portable Fences Get Thumbs Up
Byline: RICHARD DUNWOODY THE LEGENDARY CHAMPION JOCKEY WRITES EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MIRROR THERE was a time when you could walk right across the top of the famous Haydock Park fences. They were notoriously stiff and offered a true test to a chaser....
Horse Racing: JUMPING FOR JOY; Haydock Portable Fences Get Thumbs Up
Byline: RICHARD DUNWOODY THERE was a time when you could walk right across the top of the famous Haydock Park fences. They were notoriously stiff and offered a true test to a chaser. But now they have been discarded to make way for a second Flat...
Horse Racing: WEIGHT'S A DECIDER FOR TOWN
Byline: NEWSBOY TRIMLESTOWN can make the most of the weight he receives from his rivals to make a winning return to action in the tote-sport.com Victoria Cup (2.20) at Ascot today. Henry Candy's four-year-old made great strides last summer, never...
Hurling: SEAN'S DUB AMBITIONS; GUINNESS HURLING C'SHIPS Antrim V London
Byline: By MICHAEL SCULLY STRAIGHT-TALKING Antrim skipper Sean Delargy has told the Saffrons they must adopt the Dublin template if they are to challenge the hurling superpowers again. Although Antrim beat the Dubs in the League this year, Delargy...
I'LL BE A GLAM GRAN; Miriam Ahern Reveals She Won't Dress Down for Daughter's Twins
Byline: By LYNN JOLLY DELIGHTED new gran Miriam Ahern yesterday said she can't wait to hold Westlife twins Rocco and Jay at home. The Taoiseach's estranged wife, known for her impeccable fashion sense, said being a gran will not knock her style....
I'LL GET FOREIGN 'FIXER' TO END NURSES STRIKE; MAY 24 GENERAL ELECTION BATTLE FOR POWER Ahern Vow as Pay Row Escalates
Byline: By JAMES McNAMARA THE Taoiseach yesterday said an expert could be brought in from abroad if necessary to sort out the nurses' dispute. Bertie Ahern's comments came as the pay and hours row deepened, with the HSE claiming 500 operations...
Irish Folk Song Will Be Euro No1; EUROVISION SPECIAL
Byline: By MIRROR REPORTER SONGWRITER John Waters admitted yesterday he's determined to win the Eurovision for Ireland tonight. The journalist who wrote Ireland's entry They Can't Stop The Spring with Tommy Moran said the pair set out to get...
I WILL LISTEN ..AND LEARN; BROWN: THE BIG LAUNCH after His 13-Year Wait, Brown Pledges Change ..a Humble Government on the Side of the People
Byline: By OONAGH BLACKMAN, Political Editor, and BOB ROBERTS GORDON Brown yesterday pledged a new direction for Britain under a "humble" government which will listen and learn. The man who will soon become Prime Minister declared: "Today there...
Jason's Verdict; Exclusive: Joseph Star's Family Heartbreak
Byline: JASON HE'S been there, done that and got the loincloth. So it's no surprise former Joseph Jason Donovan has an opinion on the hopefuls battling it out on Any Dream Will Do. Jason, 38, took the lead at the London Palladium in the early...
Jason's Verdict; Exclusive: Joseph Star's Family H Eartbreak
Byline: JASON HE'S been there, done that and got the loincloth. So it's no surprise former Joseph Jason Donovan has an opinion on the hopefuls battling it out on Any Dream Will Do. Jason, 38, took the lead at the London Palladium in the early...
Keith Stopped Singing for a Year after His Beloved Grandpa Died; EXCLUSIVE: JOSEPH STAR'S FAMILY H EARTBREAK BEST FOR WEEKEND TV
Byline: By DAMIEN FLETCHER HE'S the singing supermarket assistant who's winning the hearts of millions of Joseph fans across Britain. Down-to-earth Keith Jack - the small lad with the big voice - is emerging as the favourite to win the hit BBC...
Keith Stopped Singing for a Year after His Beloved Grandpa Died; EXCLUSIVE: JOSEPH STAR'S FAMILY HEARTBREAK BEST FOR WEEKEND TV
Byline: By DAMIEN FLETCHER HE'S the singing supermarket assistant who's winning the hearts of millions of adoring Joseph fans. Down-to-earth Keith Jack - the small lad with the big voice - is emerging as the favourite to win the hit BBC show...
LEN'S A GONER; EXCLUSIVE Emmerdale Bosses Plot to Kill Soap Star after He Says: I'm off to Join Dad's Army
Byline: By BRIAN ROBERTS EMMERDALE bosses are to kill off Len Reynolds because he wants to join Dad's Army. Actor Peter Martin, who plays the Dales' favourite, has landed the part of Captain Mainwaring in a stage version of the hit BBC comedy....
MAKE IT PLANE; Budget Airlines to Show Real Prices or Face Court
Byline: By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor NO FRILLS airlines were warned yesterday they will have their wings clipped if they keep on hiding their real prices. The Office of Fair Trading had ordered the firms, who boast airfares "from just pounds...
Mike's Ahead of the Clock; in Top Gear for the North West 200 International Motorcycle Road Race
Byline: John McGuinness MICHAEL Rutter, on board his Kawasaki, will be on pole position for the Superbike race in today's North West 200 after Thursday's final practice. Rutter, going for his ninth Superbike success, pipped Bruce Anstey by 0.001...
Motor Racing: SCHU LOVE LEW; Mirror Sport Starts with Formula One Grand Prix Great Hails Hamilton Lift-Off Formula One, Round 4: Spanish GP, Barcelona, Tomorrow, 1pm
Byline: Byron YOUNG reports from Barcelona GRAND PRIX sensation Lewis Hamilton has a new fan - seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher. Bathed in Barcelona sunshine the German race legend strolled back into the paddock for the first time...
Motor Racing: STUCK IN A RUTT; IN TOP GEAR FOR THE NORTH WEST 200 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACE but Michael Believes He'll Be Able to Bring an End to Kawasaki's Barren Streak
Byline: Darren FULLERTON MICHAEL Rutter knows nostalgia and folklore will stalk his every move at today's North West 200 - but the Englishman is relishing the challenge. Rutter, 34, has won 11 times around the famous triangle track on Yamaha,...
RAY D'IRTY; DJ Sex Talk Was a Risk to Kids Says Watchdog
Byline: By NIALL MOONAN TODAY FM jock Ray D'Arcy has been getting bad vibrations - for discussing sex toys. A shocked dad complained to the broadcasting watchdog that the item, aired shortly after 9.30am in March, was "sexually explicit". ...
Rugby Union: FEELING BLUE; MAGNERS LEAGUE: CARDIFF 27 LEINSTER 11 Leinster Fall at Final Hurdle Yet Again
Byline: Michael SCULLY Chief Sports Reporter LEINSTER fell at the last hurdle for the second year in succession as their Magners League title hopes were pummeled at the Arms Park last night. Twelve months ago it was David Humphreys' late penalty...
Rugby Union: Moody Back from Brink to Chase Treble; GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINAL, TWICKENHAM, 2.30PM
Byline: Alex Spink LEWIS MOODY did not see it coming - not when he was warned he may need his left arm amputated. The prospect of a treble-winning campaign with Leicester looked a million miles away as he lay in a hospital bed nine months ago,...
SANCHEZ QUITS: THE BACKLASH; 12.53: 'Lawrie Has Assured Me That No Matter What Happens He Will Remain Manager of Northern Ireland until the End of European Championships' - IFA CHIEF JIM BOYCE YESTERDAY 13.42: 'I Am Delighted to Be Given This Opportunity to Manage Fulham and Am Looking Forward to the New Season and the Challenges That Lie Ahead' - LAWRIE SANCHEZ YESTERDAY
Byline: By ANDREW GREGORY and MAURICE FITZMAURICE FORMER Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez went from hero to zero yesterday - in less than an hour. Fans tuning into Radio Ulster's Talkback at 12.53pm heard Irish Football Association (IFA)...
Seasoned Campaigner Taoiseach on Warpath after His Rattle at the Boyne; MAY 24 GENERAL ELECTION BATTLE FOR POWER
Byline: LORD HENRY NEXT Thursday will tell a tale. We will be greeted by an hour's debate on RTE between Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. This amidst the fog and confusion of what so far has been a bizarre campaign may...
She Wanted Help. but All She Got Was Psychological TORTURE; EXCLUSIVE MISS D: THE TRUTH
Byline: By PAT FLANAGAN MISS D was so sick after her 10-day legal ordeal she was rushed to hospital amid fears she would miscarry. The 17-year old was admitted and held overnight just hours after the High Court granted her the right to travel...
So What IS a Parent to Do?
Byline: FIONA PHILLIPS TWO mums confided to me this week that their children had "incidents" on holiday after being left in kids' clubs. I won't go into the cases for privacy reasons, but both involved childcare workers acting in an inappropriate...
TEL HIM NO; Ex-Councillor Protests at Wogan Honour after Jibe about Limerick Women
Byline: By LYNN JOLLY A FORMER councillor is trying to stop Terry Wogan picking up a top honour in his home town. Win Harrington has objected to the broadcaster getting the freedom of Limerick city because he put down the local women. Terry,...
TRAVEL: California Dreamin' GO WEST FOR AN AMAZING COAST TREK
LET Titan HiTours be your designated driver on a 16-day deluxe coaching tour of California and the Golden West from pounds 1,635pp, departing on May 18. The tour includes San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as the...
Travel: Gorgeous to the Cor
CORFU THE Ionian Islands are the greenest and, some say, prettiest in Greece. Corfu, with its cypress-covered hills and olive groves, is the prettiest of the lot. Now you can arrive here on a Friday and go home refreshed on Monday after a 2hr...
Travel: Gorgeous to the Cor; Corfu
THE Ionian Islands are the greenest and, some say, prettiest in Greece. Corfu, with its cypress-covered hills and olive groves, is the prettiest of the lot. Now you can arrive here on a Friday and go home refreshed on Monday after a 2hr 30min flight...
TRAVEL: INCH PERFECT; Aine Hegarty Takes a Trip to Tranquil Cork and Finds Her Paradise Island
TAKE a deep breath and relax. You're in Inchydoney. A little piece of paradise tucked into the West Cork Coast. After spending a weekend in Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa you'll see why it was recently voted the Best Four Star Hotel at the Hotel...
TRAVEL: MEET & CRETE; Fascinating Island's a Great Place for a Weekend Break
Byline: By IAIN MAYHEW LONG weekends in Crete are now easily possible thanks to GB Airways' daily flights. So what are you waiting for? The island's people can be so immensely generous it's often quite embarrassing. Cretans are delighted to play...
TRAVEL: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEEKEND; Why Mykonos Is My Kind of Island
Byline: EDITED BY IAIN MAYHEW THE long weekend just got more interesting. British Airways' franchise partner GB Airways has a new summer service to four stunning Greek islands. Here we kick off our review by seeing what happened when IAIN MAYHEW...
TRAVEL: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEEKEND; Why Mykonos Is My Kind of Island
Byline: EDITED BY AINE HEGARTY THE long weekend just got more interesting. British Airways' franchise partner GB Airways has a new summer service to four stunning Greek islands. Here we kick off our review by seeing what happened when IAIN MAYHEW...
Travel: Plane Facts about Trains; Does Air Travel Harm Environment?
Byline: DOC HOLIDAY Q MY partner and I are both worried about the effect on the planet of flying. This year we are planning to visit Italy or Spain by train. Can you give us some advice about the best way to do this and - importantly - the cost?...
UNWANTED GEST; He's Barred from Moyles Show after Turning Up Late
Byline: By MARK JEFFERIES FUMING Chris Moyles banned oddball David Gest from his show when he turned up late for an interview yesterday. The Radio 1 DJ flew off the handle after the Grease Is The Word judge missed his 8.30am slot, saying he was...
VOICE OF THE DAILY Mirror: Gord Will Be Best for Britain
GORDON BROWN is a towering political figure, the most successful Chancellor of the Exchequer ever. He's selflessly served hard-working families and pensioners for a decade, delivering unrivalled economic prosperity. More jobs, higher wages, tax...