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Articles from October 7, 2000

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5 MURDER CHARGES; Stepdad Accused of Killing Family after Two More Bodies Are Found
A MAN appeared in court yesterday accused of murdering his wife and four stepchildren. Oddjob worker Lee Ford, 33, was remanded in custody for a week. Police revealed yesterday they had recovered two more bodies in addition to three found earlier....
5 Ulster Couples Will Win the Hallowe'en Weekend of Their Lives; ANOTHER HAUNTING PRIZE FROM the Mirror
IT'S a spooktacular offer from The Mirror - and it can only be won by readers in Northern Ireland. Five lucky couples will have the weekend of their lives thanks to our friends at Xtravision and Winemark. They will be whisked away to have a screaming...
7 Days TV Quiz
1 Today, in Star For A Night on BBC1, Angela Griffin is on the judging panel. Before Holby City, Angela played hairdresser Fiona in Coronation Street. What was the name of Fiona's baby son? 2 Tomorrow, The South Bank Show on ITV focuses on rock...
Architects Win Prizes; HOW THIS SIXTIES BOX WAS TURNED INTO A DESIGN AWARD
YOU want to extend your home or add a conservatory. Do you nip to the local DIY centre, or call an architect? The popular view is that architects are for other people - namely those in executive or stately homes. But they can also turn an ordinary...
A ROAR THEN OUR HOTEL COLLAPSED AROUND US; Brits Tell of Amazing Escape
BRITISH holidaymakers yesterday told how they heard a roar before their hotel block in Majorca collapsed into a pile of rubble. Luckily none of the 44 guests were in their rooms at the time and everyone escaped injury. But many were in the hotel's...
BEAST IN WHITE ROBES; Horror of Scots Girl Raped in Cemetery by Thai Cult Perv
THAI police have been given a week to hunt down a white-robed sex beast who raped a Scots holidaymaker in a graveyard. The violent pervert has become public enemy number one on the paradise island of Phuket after assaulting the 22-year-old, believed...
Boxing: GIMME FIVE AND I'LL RULE WORLD; Audley Says He Will Be Champ by 33
FIRST Britain, then Europe, then the world. Audley Harrison's championship charge is taking shape. Britain's new boxing gold medallist last night laid down his own daunting trophy timetable when he insisted he can lift the domestic title by next...
Brian Reade Column: Handle with Care . . This Is the Best Crop of England Kids since the '60S
THE GERMANS won't be thinking about 1972 today. I doubt if 1982, 1991 or 1996 will flicker across their minds either. Their Wembley victories may taste sweeter than a sip of Pils from a fraulein's cleavage at the time, but are soon forgotten. ...
CABBIE IS HELD OVER MATT'S STOLEN MEDAL; Quiz after Gong's Return
A TAXI driver who returned an Olympic hero's stolen gold medal was last night arrested over the theft. Cabbie Terry Sandford, 41, had handed police the gong won by rower Matthew Pinsent at the Games in Sydney. Pinsent, 29, sent Sandford a message...
Derek Watson's Column: Spiteful Sassenachs Hand the Germans Last Chance to Steal Our Wembley Glory
THIS afternoon, Sir Bobby Charlton and Franz Beckenbauer will lead the teams out at Wembley for the last ever international to be played at the famous old stadium in an act of pure spite. In a fit of pique the FA conspired to hold today's World...
Design Doctor: Donna Hardie Answers Your DIY Questions
Q MY husband wants to try a textured finish on the walls of our dining room but I'm not sure it will suit the room. Are these plaster finishes removable? A IT depends on the brand, so read the labels carefully before buying. Polycell's (01753 550555)...
Double Mastectomy, Hysterectomy, Thyroidectomy and 10 Other Ops. but There Wasn't Anything Wrong
A MOTHER-of-two who had 14 operations wrongly believing she was suffering from terminal cancer won pounds 345,222 damages yesterday. Jennifer Cormack, 63, went through nine years of hell thinking she would die after being misdiagnosed with breast...
Double Mastectomy, Hysterectomy, Thyroidectomy and 10 Other Ops. but There Wasn't Anything Wrong
A MOTHER of two who had 14 operations wrongly believing she had terminal cancer won pounds 345,222 damages yesterday. Jennifer Cormack, 63, suffered nine years of hell thinking she would die after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer. She had...
Do You Want to Be a Millionaire Gaybo? No Thanks Oliver, and That's My Final Answer
CHAT show king Gay Byrne told yesterday how he turned down a cheque for pounds 1MILLION. Gaybo, who will front Ireland's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, didn't ask the audience or go 50:50. He didn't even phone a friend. Instead, the 65-year-old...
Executed Victim Could Have Double-Crossed Mobster
MURDERED Alan Decabral may have been shot because he double crossed Kenny Noye. Detectives think the businessman was offered pounds 100,000 not to give evidence against Noye at the gangster's road rage murder trial. Mr Decabral, 40, may have...
FAKER PLANNED Pounds 1.5m OLD FIRM STRIP BLITZ
A FACTORY boss walked free from court yesterday after he admitted plotting to flood Scotland with pounds 1.5m of fake Old Firm sportswear. Muntaz Ali Hussain was arrested after 68,000 false labels were found in an Aladdin's cave of counterfeit Celtic...
Food : Getting in a Pickle Pickle; Marco Pierre White Serves Up Two Delicious Starters to Try at Home
BEIGNET OF OYSTERS WITH CHILLI PICKLED CUCUMBER AND GINGER SAUCE "A real taste of the Orient..." Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 24 rock oysters, shucked and cleaned (wash and reserve shells); sunflower oil for deep frying FOR THE PICKLED...
Football: All Dunne and Dusted for Rich Lisbon Pickings
RICHARD Dunne is only a novice on the biggest stage - but he has already come to terms with the reality of international football. Great one game, brutal the next...that's the way the game at this rarefied level. International players are under...
Football: ARCHIE'S RAGING AT EVANS; Airdrie V Falkirk
AIRDRIE supremo Steve Archibald last night claimed he felt "let down and disgusted" by striker Gareth Evans and Alloa boss Terry Christie after the striker quit the Diamonds this week. He fumed: "The first I knew that the player was signing forAlloa...
Football: Bungling Boss Brown Is Forced to Show Leighton the Exit Door; SANMARINO V SCOTLAN AT STADIO OLIMPICO, TODAY, 6.45
SCOTLAND boss Craig Brown last night insisted the controversy surrounding Jim Leighton's departure from the camp in Rimini would not disrupt his team's preparations for tonight's clash against San Marino. What should have been a routine tie against...
Football: CONFIDENT MICK ON REVENGE MISSION; BATTLE OF LISBON: KEANE & CO OUT TO PUT ON A REPEAT OF DUTCH TREAT Set Piece Threat Is Worry to Portugal
IF swagger and bluster were worth a couple of points, Ireland would already be comfortably ahead of Portugal and Holland in the race to reach the 2002 World Cup finals. There's a distinct feeling of confidence about the Irish manager and his players...
Football: COUNTY'S LOADED SMITH & WEAPON; BELL'S FIRST DIVISION: Livingston V Ross County
LIVVY striker David Bingham last night hailed old friend Andy Smith as the danger-man when Ross County visit Almondvale today. Bingham spent just under three years setting goals up for the big striker when both were at Dunfermline, and knows all...
Football: ENGLAND GET LINES CROSSED
England U-21 1 Germany U-21 1 ENGLAND Under-21s went so close to giving their senior side a perfect pick-me-up before today's Wembley showdown - but were robbed by the kind of incident that has haunted Wembley for 34 years. Ipswich defender Titus...
Football: England Must Be Gladiators and Put Them to the Sword HOW THEY LINE UP; ENGLAND V GERMANY AT WEMBLEY, TODAY, 3P SAYS TONY ADAMS
THE last time Tony Adams led his country into a battle of such importance, he left the stirring words of Shakespeare echoing around the changing rooms. Now the England captain has decided Henry V and Agincourt have done their bit. A change of character...
Football: England V Germany: KEV: I DAREN'T LEAVE WEMBLEY A LOSER
KEVIN KEEGAN faces a moment of history against Germany today, determined to avoid closing the old stadium in failure. England boss Keegan is adamant the final match at the ground will kick off his side's World Cup campaign in style and erase the...
Football: FERRARI READY FOR FAST LANE AT RANGERS
RANGERS last night snapped up Brazilian striker Carlos Ferrari on loan until the end of the season with a view to a pounds 500,000 deal. The 21-year-old has been on trial with Dick Advocaat's side for the past five weeks and will now provide cover...
Football: FREDDIE GETS ACUNA ON CHEAP
NEWCASTLE United chairman Freddie Shepherd has signed Chilean star Clarence Acuna for pounds 1.4 million - and saved a fortune by cutting out the middle men. Shepherd was furious that South American-based agent Ronen Katzav had demanded more money...
Football: Hoddle in Pounds 2m Bid to Secure Robert
DUNDEE last night denied reports that they are to sell keeper Robert Douglas to Southampton in a shock pounds 2million deal. Speculation from England had suggested the former England boss was willing to match the Premiership club's record fee to...
Football: Hughes Should Be Boss for Ten Years SAYS WALES CAPTAIN GARY SPEED; WORLD CUP CRUNCH IN CARDIFF TODAY
WALES skipper Gary Speed will fire up his team before today's vital World Cup tie against Norway with the cry: We owe this one to the boss. Speed has thrown his own support behind manager Mark Hughes by declaring: "I hope he stays in the job for...
Football: I'd Hate to Be Known as the Last Manager to Lose at Wembley; SAYS KEVIN KEEGAN
KEVIN KEEGAN faces a moment of history against Germany today, determined to avoid closing the old stadium in failure. England boss Keegan is adamant the final match at the ground will kick off his side's World Cup campaign in style and erase the...
Football: IFFY ONE IS JUST FINE WITH GILLS
Gillingham 2 Bolton 2 SUBSTITUTE striker Iffy Onuora, who only got to play because Gillingham team-mate Kevin James had got stuck in traffic, put the brakes on high-flying Bolton with almost the last kick of the game. Onuora lobbed Bolton goalkeeper...
Football: I'll Be So Proud to Lead out England but I Will Not Shed a Tear for Wembley; SIR BOBBY CHARLTON EXCLUSIVE ENGLAND V GERMANY AT WEMBLEY, TODAY, 3PM
IF THERE is one man who deserves to take home a piece of hallowed Wembley turf it is Sir Bobby Charlton. No one symbolises Wembley better than Sir Bobby, who first played there as a 15-year-old, won the World Cup with England there, and then lifted...
Football: INSANITY; SAN MARINO V SCOTLAND SPECIAL: Leighton Hired on Thursday ..Then Fired on Friday
JIM Leighton was sensationally relieved of his duties as Scotland goalkeeping coach last night - only 24 hours after being called up to join Craig Brown's squad. Brown and SFA chief David Taylor took swift action following revelations that Leighton's...
Football: I Was Forced to Walk out on the Club I Love; SAYS STEVE STAUNTON
STEVE Staunton will reluctantly leave Anfield after being told he has been given a free transfer to quit. The Irish international is Liverpool's most experienced defender with 85caps for his country, but boss Gerard Houllier has told him he is surplus...
Football: JACKIE'S BACK AS LOYALTY PAYS OFF AT LAST; SANMARINO V SCOTLANDA AT STADIO OLIMPICO, TODAY, 6.45 Cap Return for McNamara
JACKIE McNamara's vow never to turn his back on Scotland will be rewarded with his eleventh cap in Rimini tonight. And having been granted the chance to impress against the international minnows, the Celtic star is determined to grasp it with both...
Football: KEEGAN: WE CAN STRIKE GOLD TOO
KEVIN KEEGAN will urge his players to draw on the spirit of Great Britain's Olympic heroes at Wembley this afternoon. Sydney gold medal winners Steve Redgrave, Denise Lewis and Audley Harrison will be on parade in an effort to inspire a side that...
Football : KEVIN SEEKS BOOST FROM GOLDEN TRIO
KEVIN KEEGAN will urge his players to draw on the spirit of Great Britain's Olympic heroes at Wembley today. Sydney gold medallists Steve Redgrave, Denise Lewis and Audley Harrison will be on parade in an effort to inspire a side that failed on...
Football: KEV: I WON'T LEAVE WEMBLEY A LOSER
KEVIN KEEGAN faces a moment of history against Germany today, determined to avoid leaving Wembley as a loser. The England coach is adamant the final match at the ground will kick off his side's World Cup campaign in style and erase the memories...
Football: KEV TURNS DUE SOUTH; Keegan's Greatest Risk as Gareth Gets Midfield Role
KEVIN KEEGAN will take a massive World Cup gamble today by including Gareth Southgate in the England midfield against Germany. The transfer-listed Aston Villa defender plays in place of Steven Gerrard, who had to pull out yesterday with a thigh...
Football: MAGILTON: WE MUST BECOME RUTHLESS; NOW THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE IFA
JIM MAGILTON called upon his Northern Ireland team mates to be ruthless against Denmark at Windsor Park today. The Group Three battle will allow both nations to judge their progress toward World Cup 2002 qualification in a clearer light, after respective...
Football: McCARTHY BOYS ALREADY ON ATTACK IN PORTUGAL
IF swagger and bluster were worth a couple of points, the Republic of Ireland would already be comfortably ahead of Portugal and Holland in the race to reach the 2002 World Cup finals. There's a distinct feeling of confidence about the Irish squad...
Football: ROY'S BATTLE A CENTRAL ONE; Midfield Dangermen Await Keane
Roy Keane is used to competing against the world's top defenders - but tonight he'll face one of the biggest tests of his career when he shapes up to Portugal's Rui Costa and Luis Figo. Despite the loss of several top players, Portugal remain favourites...
Football: SMITH GETS HIS LINES CROSSED
England U-21 1 Germany U-21 1 KEVIN KEEGAN must be praying English football enjoys better luck against Germany at Wembley this afternoon. The Under-21s, coached by Howard Wilkinson, were rocked by a catalogue of misfortune at Derby's Pride Park...
Football: SMITH GOAL GIVES BRUCE A LIFELINE
Huddersfield 1 Barnsley 1 MARTIN SMITH scored an equaliser that took some of the pressure off struggling manager Steve Bruce. With just 10 minutes left Bruce's men were facing an unbelievable eighth successive League defeat at the McAlpine Stadium....
Football: Sorensen Wants to Be Great Dane
NATURE endowed Thomas Sorensen with many gifts, but he will perhaps be most grateful for the broad shoulders he inherited at birth. The 24-year-old Sunderland goalkeeper has spent the last two years or so honing his talents, establishing himself...
Football: Turners Hosts an Everton Reunion; Cork City V UCD
CORK City boss Derek Mountfield and his UCD counterpart Martin Moran come face to face for the first time since 1984 at Turners Cross tomorrow. Mountfield played at centre-half for Everton in their glorious European Cup Winners Cup adventure in...
Football: VOLLER: WE WILL WRECK THE PARTY; ENGLAND V GERMANY: TODAY, 3PM I'll Give Keegan Wembley Tears for Souvenirs
GERMAN coach Rudi Voller scored a crucial victory in the mind-games war with Kevin Keegan ahead of today's Wembley showdown. While Keegan joked about taking a seat from the Royal Box after today's final game at the famous stadium, Voller was unequivocal...
Football: WALES V NORWAY: I'm Not Slowing Down Yet Vows Tireless Speed; MILLENNIUM STADIUM, 3pm
HE STILL looks far too youthful to be considered a man approaching football's veteran stage. And Gary Speed insists that, even at the mature age of 31, there is no sign of the body clock calling time on him for quite a few years. "I honestly...
Four Quizzed over Disco Girl's Rape
FOUR men were last night being questioned by Gardai investigating the rape of a young woman on her way home from a night out. The 24-year-old told officers she was attacked after she accepted a lift while she waited for a taxi. The woman, from...
FREE AGATHA CHRISTIE TALKING BOOK for Every Reader
HERE'S another fantastic offer for all Mirror readers! The Agatha Christie talking book, "The Plymouth Express", read by Poirot star David Suchet, can be yours free! Talking books are a wonderful way to enjoy great stories by your favourite authors,...
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GAA: ALL-IRELAND FINAL REPLAY Galway V Kerry - THE QUIET MAN MUST SPEAK UP; Dara Has to Shout Loudest If Kingdom Are Going to Dispose of Galway
THE man uttering the least amount of words in the build up to Kerry's championship matches can have the biggest say of all in today's Bank of Ireland All-Ireland football final replay. Dara O Se rarely engages in interviews prior to a match - unless...
GAA: Galway Have Got the Six Appeal to Take over Kingdom This Time; OUR EXPERT COLUMNIST GIVES HIS BIG MATCH VERDICT Galway Have More Steel. Had They Gone Seven Points Up, They Would Not Have Thrown the Lead Away
THE most satisfying thing about a replay is that the best team almost always wins it. This is because teams get a chance to size each other up and make adjustments for the second game. Furthermore, if a team is complacent going into the first...
GAA: NO COMPROMISE FOR McENIFF'S BOYS McEniff's Hoping for Better Luck
IF Brian McEniff believed in karma he would have convinced himself by now that he was Oliver Cromwell in a previous life! The Irish manager has been smothered with bad luck since taking over as Irish international manager in May. On the eve of...
Gentry Does It
ANYONE can live like a lord now that so many big country houses have been split into more manageable properties. But if that's not your style, you can always turn your own home into a mini palace. Our selection shows the best of both worlds. SCOTLAND:...
Golf: MONTY HUNGRY TO BE A CHAMP AGAIN
THERE is one part of England that Scot Colin Montgomerie is more than happy to call home. Bizarrely, it's The Burma Road on Wentworth's West Course, just 15 minutes from the front door of his Surrey home. It was there yesterday that golf's Slimmer...
GROUNDED; Irish Air Corps Hit by Fake Parts Scandal
MOST of the Air Corps fleet has been grounded amid fears they may have been fitted with faulty parts, it emerged yesterday. Fourteen aircraft are now out of action following the counterfeit parts scandal involving a Shannon-based company. It...
Home Is Where the Heartbreak Is; DREAMS CAN BECOME NIGHTMARES, SAYS SUE BLACKHALL
COASTAL EROSION WHEN Yvonne and Shawn Mars moved to Cliff House Farm, they could not have been happier. The spot - Cowden, on the north-east coast of Yorkshire - was both idyllic and the ideal place for their piggery. "It is quiet and there...
Home Notebook
IF YOU find yourself scrabbling through a pile of remote controls to find the one you currently need, it could be time to replace them all with just one. Merlin II from Philex has pre- programmed DVD, SkyTMand On-DigitalTMdigital satellite codes, and...
How I Forged My Career as a Con Artist; Master Faker John Myatt Reveals How He Duped the Art Experts for Six Years, before Being Sent to Prison
With a final glance at the Giacometti masterpiece, the New York auctioneer brought his hammer down: "Going, going, gone. To the gentleman at the back for $300,000". Moments later the pleased buyer was admiring the addition to his extensive art collection....
Interview Jane Horrocks: Bubble's Bursting out; Jane Horrocks Reveals Why She's Branching out into Singing and Why She Can't Stand Oscar-Style Ceremonies
If Jane Horrocks is sporting unglamorous dark circles under her eyes it's because she has spent much of the Sydney Olympics glued to the box, applauding the grit and spirit of our athletes. And, while she has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it...
Interview Richard Wilson: Without Drink I Wouldn't Ever Have Become an Actor; Richard Wilson on How Dutch Courage Helped Him Conquer His Severe Shyness
Playing grumpy old Victor Meldrew for the past ten years has made Richard Wilson one of our most popular actors. Yet as he prepares to bow out for good in the last ever series of One Foot In The Grave, he makes the shocking admission that without the...
Is This Tablet Your Cup of Tea?; WE TEST JAPANESE PILL THAT COULD CHANGE OUR LIVES
IT MAY be tiny, but this pill could revolutionise 5,000 years of tea making. This is the first "tea tablet", invented by Japanese scientists who hope it will transform tea-drinking habits across the world. The company behind the tea tablet boasts...
ITALIAN FEUD ISN'T IN THE PASTA FOR FERGUS; McCann Sues Paolo over His Book Version of Celtic Fallout
FORMER Celtic supremo Fergus McCann yesterday vowed to "teach Paolo Di Canio a lesson" after the fiery Italian branded him a liar. Incensed McCann made the pledge after announcing he was to sue the footballer over claims he broke his word on promises...
I Toppled the King; MIRROR ACE (AND HER IDIOT'S GUIDE) SEND WORLD CHESS CHAMP ON A LOSING RUN
IT promised to be the greatest giant-killing challenge since Goliath fell to David. Garry Kasparov, world chess champion since 1985, would face a mini onslaught from me, Mirror writer and untitled chess amateur. The last time Kasparov was beaten...
James Whitaker Column: Birthday Bash on Seville Roe; CAVIAR FEAST IN SPAIN AS I TURN SIXTY
I AM now 60. Goodness knows what you think about this (if anything) but I don't find the idea too appealing. The great day - last Wednesday - was celebrated in Seville, southern Spain where my wife, Iwona, and I stayed, fittingly, in one of the...
James Whitaker Column: Dear James
HAVING read your article on Tony Blair I'm glad I'm not you. To write such vitriolic remarks about anyone would make me ashamed. It is quite acceptable to attack his politics but to sink so low that all you can find to have a go at is the fact that...
Kelly's I: BOXING MATCH; Rivals Are out to Net You
NOT netted up yet? Got a TV and a phone line? You're about to become one of the most sought-after consumers in Britain. A battle of the boxes is brewing. Two new TV web firms are so desperate to get their set-top boxes into your homes, they're giving...
LET'S BUILD A SUPEREUROPE; Blair Sets out His Vision Britain to Have Big Role
TONY Blair yesterday set out his vision of building a European "superpower" - with Britain at its heart. He called for the European Union to be overhauled to win the confidence of its citizens. And he insisted a "new Europe" - a reformed and...
Mega Mirror: Top 10 Tips for Pokemon Pinball
POKeMANIACS are going to flip out over Pokemon Pinball. Following hot on the heels of the smash Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow, this super-cool new game comes with a built-in Rumble Pak. The idea is to capture all 150 Pokemon by playing pinball....
Mick Kinane's Column: Honours List Will Help Me Forget Poor Arc Showing; I Don't Want to Detract from Sinndar's Achievement. He's a History-Maker
I'M over the disappointment of Montjeu's Arc run and hoping for better luck with Honours List when I return to Longchamp tomorrow. Montjeu simpy didn't fire on Sunday. He was never travelling, never tanking in his usual style. He seemed pretty...
Motor Racing: Ferrari's 21 Years in the Wilderness Will Be Ended by Schuey Brilliance; JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, SUZUKA, TOMORROW, 6A MIKA CAN'T CATCH HIM WARNS IRVINE
EDDIE IRVINE believes Michael Schumacher will become World Champion tomorrow and foil rival Mika Hakkinen's attempt for a hat-trick of titles. Ferrari superstar Schumacher goes into the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka with an eight-point lead over...
MY DIARY: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BARBARA WINDSOR; A Week after Scott Left Me I Threw out All My Bras and Knickers and Bought Plain Stuff. Now I'm Collecting Lovely Frilly Pieces Again
Barbara Windsor is best loved as Peggy in EastEnders, and her own life reads like a soap opera. Carry On fame coincided with an affair with co-star Sid James while she was married to gangster Ronnie Knight. Another husband and 100 lovers later, Barbara,...
My Son Loves Football but I Dread the Day He Asks to Go to a Match; RUTH LELACHEUR ON SOCCER VIOLENCE THAT CHANGED HER LIFE
IT WAS a picture which seared the conscience of the entire nation and symbolised the growing revulsion against football hooliganism. Tales of violence on the terraces were nothing new. But this time, a woman, her face contorted in fear and agony,...
Pokemon Prize for Everyone
WE'RE giving away Pokemon goodies galore in our great game of Pokemon SNAP! Keep checking the Pokemon characters we're printing daily in The Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People. Once you've "snapped" all eight Pokemon on your gamecard you...
PORN AT PALACE GROOM GETS 3 YEARS JAIL; Judge Raps Evil Plan to Destroy Love Rival
A CROOKED Royal groom who conned his way into a job at Buckingham Palace was yesterday jailed for three years for trying to get his love rival arrested as a paedophile. Terrence Prince, 40, used his computer in his room at the Royal Mews to download...
Pounds 1m Guaranteed: Are You in for the Big Draw?; CRAIG TO PICK THE WINNER
TODAY'S the day we're revealing the final answer in our Millionaire Game. If you've answered all 28 questions correctly you'll find out exactly how much cash you've won or whether you've won entry to our sensational Millionaire Draw! Once you've...
Pounds 40,000 FOR Pounds 100; Rare Banknote's 200-Year Secret
A pounds 100 note hidden in a desk for 210 years fetched pounds 40,250 at auction yesterday. The lucky seller originally paid pounds 500 for the antique desk - unaware it contained a secret compartment. When he discovered and opened it he found...
Proud Piers Is over the Moon; Piers Sellers Talks about How He's Set to Be Britain's Next Man in Space
It was a moment five-year-old Piers Sellers would never forget as, captivated, he watched his father run his finger around the outside of an orange to show him how Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first man to orbit the Earth. That...
Racing: ALEX AND CARTER UNITED IN ACTION; Nothing Holds a Candle to Ferguson's Speedster
CANDLERIGGS has spent more time on the treatment table than the most injury prone of Sir Alex Ferguson's football stars. But the horse that Manchester United boss Fergie shares with a couple of mates is a decent player when all the wheels are running...
Racing: Jury out on Arc Winner Sinndar but History Will Be Judge
IRISH racing fans are still celebrating Sinndar's superb victory in Sunday's Arc in Paris. It was a crowning moment for highly respected trainer Curragh John Oxx and stable-jockey Johnny Murtagh. And the enthusiastic reception which greeted Sunday's...
Racing: LUCK TO SHINE ON LEADING JOCKEY; Annie to Give Smullen Big Cork Bonus
CHAMPION jockey elect Pat Smullen, in treble form at Thurles on Thursday, should be on the mark again when he partners Annie's Luck for Frances Crowley in the pounds 30,000 Goffs Autumn Bonus at Cork today. Annie's Luck, a daughter of Lucky Guest,...
Road to the Super Bowl: Thomas Bidding to Settle His Bills
IT is the new millennium - but for the Miami Dolphins, the year is 1 AD. The letters stand for After Dan, as this is the first season for 18 years that the Dolphins have kicked off without legendary quarterback Dan Marino running the show. Dan...
Rugby League: Mighty Robbo Is Chasing a Grand Finale; WING ACE SETS SALE
HENRY PAUL aims to wreck Jason Robinson's farewell party in tonight's emotion-charged Grand Final eliminator. Robinson makes his last appearance at the JJB Stadium before joining Sale Sharks rugby union club in a pounds 1million, four-year deal....
Rugby Union: Alex Spink's Guide to the European Cup
Six pool winners go through to the quarter-finals along with the two highest-placed runners-ups. Pool 1 Northampton Leinster Biarritz Edinburgh Reivers HOW THEY MATCH UP Holders Northampton, at full-strength, would cruise through...
Rugby Union: DAVE RED-Y FOR LIONS CALL-UP; Pontypridd V Caley Reds Hilton Seeking Shock Selection
DESPERATE David Hilton is ready to use Glasgow Caley Reds' European campaign as a last-gasp springboard to a surprise Lions call-up. He will launch his crusade today by lining up for the Reds against old rivals Pontypridd at Sardis Road - as he...
Rugby Union: Hawick Focused on Capital Challenge; TEST FOR GREENS
PREMIER pacesetters HAWICK face basement boys WATSONIANS today - but they don't expect a cakewalk. The Borders side insist there will be no room for complacency when they travel to Myreside. Manager Ron Smith said: "There is a very thin margin...
Rugby Union: HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY SPECIAL: CHIEF ON WARPATH; PONTYPRIDD V GLASGOW (2.30Pm, Sardis Road) Previous Meetings: Ponty Won 43-21 (Away) and 32-3 (Home) in 1998-99
THE Chief returns for Pontypridd today aiming to ambush Glasgow Caledonians. Just a fortnight after having a fragment of floating bone removed from his knee, Dale McIntosh returns to the side for their opening Heineken Cup tie. McIntosh is renowned...
Rugby Union: HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY SPECIAL: GARIN TARGETS DALLY; SWANSEA V WASPS (2.30Pm, St Helens) Previous Meetings: Wasps Won 29-28 (Home) and 31-25 (Away) in 1997-98
GRUMPY Garin Jenkins aims to take out his foul mood on Lawrence Dallaglio today to leave the Wasps stung again. Wales hooker Jenkins - who launched his autobiography, In The Eye Of The Storm, this week - has been irritated by his club's lack of...
Rugby Union: HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY SPECIAL: I JUST LOVE SEEING 15,000 SAD FACES!; MUNSTER V NEWPORT (2.30Pm, Limerick) No Previoous European Cup Meetings Best Thing in Rugby Is to Win Away Says Shane
SHANE HOWARTH has urged his Newport teammates to make the merry men of Munster feel as if they are at an Irish wake this afternoon. Howarth plans to mark his debut in the Heineken Cup with an away victory that will silence 15,000 boistrous fans...
Rugby Union: HUMPH POINTS WAY FOR ULSTER; HEINEKEN EUROPEAN CUP ULSTER V CARDIFF
ULSTER got their European Cup dream back in focus last night before a huge crowd of around 10,000. They took the game to Cardiff right from the start at Ravenhill and two excellent line out catches by Gary Longwell set up good field position which...
Rugby Union: NIGEL'S RAY OF HOPE; HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY: Toulouse Trek Is Dream Come True
LOCAL hero Thomas Castaignede arrives home today on a plane carrying Saracens owner Nigel Wray to rugby's promised land. It has cost Wray nearly pounds 10 million to take Saracens from a council pitch in north London to the splendour of the magnificent...
Rugby Union: OLD PAU'S ACT FOR DARREN; HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY
DARREN GARFORTH today comes face to face with the man he feared had ended his England career. Leicester prop Garforth was left in a bloody mess after being repeatedly punched by Jaco Espag during the final game of England's summer tour to South...
Rugby Union: SAME AGAIN LADS; Kidney Hopes His Munster Side Can Repeat Their Euro Form of Last Year
BIG hits will be the order when Munster sweep back into European Cup action in Limerick this afternoon. On their way to the final last May Munster bowled over some of the best sides in the competition including two wins in dramatic manner over Saracens....
Soap Box: Two Hostile Hostages; as Corrie Goes out Six Times This Week, There's a Siege at Freshco and Hostages Are Taken
CORONATION STREET You'll have heard about the Great Freshco Siege, the most exciting thing to happen in the supermarket since Fred Elliot took ten pence a pound off scrag and Curly's ex Anne Malone snuffed it in the cold store. You'll have to wait...
Sports Betting : It's a Long Shot That Owen Will Be Going Early
IN EURO 2000 he was G-Owen, G-Owen, Gone but bookies have given England striker Michael Owen a 90-minute vote of confidence before today's World Cup qualifier against Germany. Three times the Liverpool striker made the England starting line-up in...
SUPER TO SEE YOU SONIA; Olympic Star Brings Home 'Dream' Medal
OLYMPIC heroine Sonia O'Sullivan beamed at cheering supporters as she arrived home yesterday and told them: "My medal is a dream come true." Ireland's Golden Girl proudly showed off her precious piece of silver as she got off the plane at Dublin...
The CHRISTINE SMITH Interview Clive Hornby: My Son Is 14 and I Still Cuddle Him ..Showing Your Love Is Important; EXCLUSIVE: EMMERDALE'S CUSTODY BATTLE DAD CLIVE HORNBY
I HAVE just arrived at Yorkshire Television's reception to find Emmerdale star Clive Hornby striding around pretending to be in a jungle. Popping up from behind a potted plant, he gives me a cheesy grin. "Er ... hi there, Clive," I say through fits...
THE END OF MILOSEVIC: NOWHERE TO RUN TO; Dictator's Scheme to Steal Pounds 15M Foiled Russia Refuses to Offer Him Safe-Haven War Crimes Chief: Send Him to the Hague
TOPPLED tyrant Slobodan Milosevic looked in vain for a hiding place last night as Yugoslavia celebrated his downfall. The Butcher of the Balkans remained holed up in his villa in Belgrade. And doors slammed across the world. Foreign Secretary...
THE END OF MILOSEVIC: SO GLAD I'VE LOST; Slob Tells of His 'Relief' at Poll Defeat Russia Refuses to Offer Him Safe Haven His Plot to Steal Pounds 15million Is Foiled
TOPPLED tyrant Slobodan Milosevic finally admitted defeat on TV last night and announced he was quitting as Yugoslav president. The move came as world leaders slammed their doors in his face by refusing him asylum. The Butcher of the Balkans...