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Articles from December 20, 2010

22 CHILDREN DIE IN STATE CARE IN 9MTHS; Eight Involved in Overdoses and Suicide Bids
Byline: MIRROR REPORTER TWENTY-TWO children have died under State care since March, it was revealed yesterday. A further eight vulnerable kids have been involved in attempted suicides or drug overdoses. Fine Gael's justice spokesman claimed...
ALL WE WARD FOR CHRISTMAS; Pop Duo Plan a Family Day
Byline: LEANNE SMYTH IRELAND'S favourite double act Jedward are getting ready to celebrate Christmas with their family. John and Edward Grimes will be finally getting a break from their jam-packed schedule to spend time with their loved ones....
An Inter of Discontent; Benitez Boss Ready to Kop Out
Byline: NEIL McLEMAN RAFA BENITEZ celebrated winning the Club World Cup by challenging Inter Milan to sack him. And the former Liverpool boss is playing a dangerous game of bluff with Massimo Moratti by blaming Inter's autocratic owner for their...
APPRENTICE 'STING' Bookie Stops Taking Bets as Stella Scoops Lord Sugar Job
Byline: SIMON BOYLE BOOKMAKERS think they were scammed as Stella English became Lord Sugar's new Apprentice. News of her victory is thought to have leaked out days before the show's final aired last night. Paddy Power stopped taking bets amid...
Appy Days; MIRROR MAN USES MOBILE FOR WAY OF LIFE
Byline: LUKE CONLAN THE progression of the mobile over the past 10 years is truly astonishing. Our phones are getting more intelligent by the day but could they be making us less so? Will we reach a stage when people won't be having a coffee...
A Tail with a Happy Ending; APPEAL FOR FAMILIES TO GIVE DOGS A HOME
Byline: SARAH BARDON IT has been more than 30 years since the Dogs Trust came up with the slogan: "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas." And three decades later, their message is the exact same. As the festive season approaches, Katrina...
BBC Won; BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON NORMALLY you get lifetime achievement awards at - well, towards the end of your life, not at 35. But David Beckham has always been different, always special. And as the former England skipper walked onto the stage in...
Becks: More to Come
DAVID BECKHAM landed a lifetime achievement award and insisted: "I'm not finished yet." The ex-England captain was honoured at the Sports Personality of the Year awards show, and received a two-minute standing ovation. And at 35 he insisted he...
BORN IS THE CIAN; RUGBY UNION BIG WINS FOR BLUES & WHITES BUT REDS FALL IN WALES: Blues Skipper Leo Heaps Praise on Two-Try Healy
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY CIAN HEALY'S two-try burst against Clermont has handed Leinster a serious advantage in Pool Two - and Leo Cullen believes it highlights the "world class" potential of the young Ireland star. Blues coach Joe Schmidt got...
Cam's Soft on Knives; Your Letters
Byline: FIONA PARKER IT is truly horrific that two police officers have been stabbed while carrying out their duty. This incident raises serious questions about the terrible backtracking by this Government. In a naked bid to win votes in opposition,...
Cinderella Man II You Will Go to the Ball; IRISH BOXING RIGONDEAUX COMING TO DUBLIN
Byline: JONNY STAPLETON WILLIE CASEY will continue his amazing rags to riches story with a world title fight in Dublin in March. Limerick's Cinderella Man will challenge two-time Olympic gold medallist Guillermo Rigondeaux for the interim WBA...
COLD BATH; Another Slump at Rec Brings Urgent Inquest
Byline: ALEX SPINK Bath 22 Ulster 26 BATH will launch an urgent inquiry into a campaign which is going from bad to worse. A team packed full of internationals finds itself out of Europe and ninth of 12 in the Aviva Premiership. Saturday's...
Dana's Great Eight; ALL IRELAND TALENT SHOW THE NORTH
Byline: MAEVE QUIGLEY IT'S the final All Ireland Talent Show before the live programmes begin on New Year's Eve - and last year's winning judge Dana is determined to keep her title. With the help of Joe Lindsay and Majella O'Donnell, Dana thinks...
Divorce Judge Dumps Wife for Shot Lawyer's Widow; PAIR 'WERE AN ITEM' AT SAUNDERS' INQUEST
Byline: JOSH LAYTON THE WIDOW of the gunman lawyer shot dead by police has found love again - with a married High Court judge nicknamed "Mr Payout". Father-of-four Sir Nicholas Mostyn, once described as Britain's top divorce lawyer, was yesterday...
Double Honour for Pete; the 2010 Umbro Soccer Awards
Byline: DARREN FULLERTON LINFIELD'S Peter Thompson celebrated a special double at last night's Umbro Irish League awards ceremony in Belfast. Thompson picked up the Player of the Year and Goalscorer of the Year awards at the gala event held at...
England Waca & Ruin; Third Ashes Test: Aussies Hit Back to Level Series with Crushing Perth Win
Byline: Ian Botham ; DEAN WILSON ENGLAND showed themselves up to be one-trick ponies in Perth and they need to learn fast. Their failure to adapt and cope with the swing of Mitchell Johnson and the pace and bounce of the WACA wicket is what cost...
EVERY THING'S PUT ON ICE; Heathrow Flights Axed. Passengers Brawl
Byline: MARTIN FRICKER BRITAIN slid to a halt yesterday as snow and ice hampered the Christmas getaway for more than 500,000 travellers. Heathrow airport was said to resemble a refugee camp after hundreds of cancelled flights left furious passengers...
EVERYTHING'S PUT ON ICE; Heathrow Flights Axed. Passengers Brawl
Byline: MARTIN FRICKER BRITAIN yesterday skidded to a halt as snow and ice thwarted the Christmas getaway for more than 500,000 travellers. Heathrow and Gatwick airports were said to resemble refugee camps after hundreds of cancelled flights...
EVERYTHING'S PUT ON ICE; Heathrow Flights Axed. Passengers Brawl
Byline: MARTIN FRICKER; VICTORIA McMAHON THE UK skidded to a halt yesterday as snow and ice thwarted the Christmas getaway for more than 500,000 travellers. Heathrow and Gatwick airports were said to resemble refugee camps after hundreds of cancelled...
EXEY FOOTBALL; Golbourne Applies Gloss as Grecians Turn on Style
EXETER 5 SHEFF WED 1 EXETER Krysiak 7, Tully 7, Duffy 7, Taylor 7, B Jones 7, Golbourne 8, Sercombe 8, Harley 7 (Thomson 90), Noble 6 (Dunne 46, 6), Logan 6 (O'Flynn 57, 7), Cureton 8. Goals: Cureton 29, 72, Sercombe 58, Golbourne 61, O'Flynn...
Fab: We're Scared to Win Title; Fabregas Has Title Fears
Byline: JOHN CROSS CESC FABREGAS admits the fear factor could wreck Arsenal's Premier League hopes. Fabregas says Arsenal were "scared" when they lost at Manchester United last week - a defeat that put a major dent in their title chances. ...
Festive Energy Boosters; Are You Feeling Christmassed out Already? If You're Starting to Flag Then You Need a Serious Energy Lift to Tackle That Fun-Packed Party Diary. Marina Gask Finds the Best Pick-Me-Ups Around
Byline: Marina Gask As much as everyone loves to party at this time of year, with work dos, family gatherings and catch ups with old friends to squeeze in, your social life can be exhausting. But don't let it get too much for you! Boost your...
Festive Energy Days Boosters; Are You Feeling Christmassed out Already? If You're Starting to Flag Then You Need a Serious Energy Lift to Tackle That Fun-Packed Party Diary. Marina Gask Finds the Best Pick-Me-Ups Around
Byline: Marina Gask As much as everyone loves to party at this time of year, with work dos, family gatherings and catch ups with old friends to squeeze in, your social life can be exhausting. But don't let it get too much for you! Boost your...
Free Spring Bulbs
HERE'S a bloomin' brilliant offer all green-fingered Mirror readers will dig - a FREE pack of spring bulbs! Think of it as an early Christmas pressie from us and our friends at Focus DIY, and one that will bring cheerful colour to your garden in...
Ghosts of Christmas Past Come Back to Haunt Straussy's Men after a Spineless Capitulation
Byline: DEAN WILSON ENGLAND will bunker down for a week of soulsearching after surrendering their Ashes advantage with a limp performance of old. And after being bullied into submission by the Aussies on their least favourite ground, England's...
GORDON'S JIM 'N TONIC; SUNDERLAND 1 BOLTON 0 WELBECK SHOOTS BLACK CATS INTO THE TOP SIX: Craig Takes Plaudits but Says Super Save Wasn't a Patch on Monty's Magic Moment in '73
Byline: SIMON BIRD CRAIG GORDON has watched THAT save by Sunderland legend Jimmy Montgomery time after time on DVD. When you are following in the footsteps of such heroics, it pays to know the moments of greatness that can make you a hero. ...
Grant: I'm Mad for It
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON AVRAM GRANT insists he can do a "mad job" and keep West Ham up - even though they have fewer points this Christmas than Portsmouth had last season. Grant's 13-point tally includes 'maximums' from just two victories - over...
Headless Chickens; Blackburn 1 West Ham 1 Clubs Fighting to Get out of Crisis
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON SO much for Venky's exciting new era at Blackburn. The Indians brutally axed Sam Allardyce in the past week because his brand of football was not entertaining. Pardon me as I yawn, but Saturday was as enthralling as...
He Has Stolen My Art; STRICTLY.. WINNER KARA ON HER NEW LOVE
Byline: MARK JEFFERIES VICTORIOUS Kara Tointon didn't just win the Strictly Come Dancing crown - she also captured the heart of her hunky dance partner. The former EastEnders star has finally confirmed what many who have been spellbound by their...
Here's Laughing at You Tube; Funniest Moments in Site's Five Short Years
Byline: LAURIE HANNA; JENNY FRANCIS HARRY Davies-Carr cries out as brother Charlie takes a bite on his finger - and a YouTube comedy classic is born. The three-year-old's shock and pained "ouch" - viewed 258,901,520 times - is the top funny clip...
HERO TOOK BULLET IN THE HEAD; 'Human Shield' Craig's Bravery
Byline: RICHARD SMITH A SOLDIER took a shot to the head rather than risk killing a 10-year-old girl being used as a human shield, it emerged last night. Lance Corporal Craig Murfitt, 25, was serving in Helmand with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment...
HERO TOOK BULLET IN THE HEAD TO SAVE A GIRL'S LIFE; Craig's Helmand Bravery
Byline: RICHARD SMITH A BRITISH soldier took a shot to the head rather than risk killing a 10-yearold girl being used as a human shield, it emerged last night. Lance Corporal Craig Murfitt, 25, was serving in Helmand with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment...
Hero. to Sub-Zeros; VC WINNER BATTLES KERRY KATONA AND ER, CHLOE MADELEY FOR ICE DANCE CROWN
Byline: SIMON BOYLE HE'S fought some tough battles in his time ... so war hero Johnson Beharry's Dancing On Ice rivals are unlikely to send him into a cold sweat. Super-chilled Johnson, awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroics in Iraq in 2005,...
HOLT INTO TOP GEAR; Former Tyre Fitter Strikes Again
Byline: PETER SQUIRES COVENTRY CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 2 GRANT HOLT may have started at the bottom of the pile - but he could prove to be Norwich's golden ticket to football's top flight. The 29-year-old former tyre fitter and non-league striker...
ICE RAGE; Calls Grow to Sack Tory Minister over Snow-Go UK
Byline: JAMES LYONS AS Britain froze to a standstill yesterday, the Tory Transport Secretary faced mounting calls to resign. Labour revealed that Philip Hammond failed to act on an official report he got in July, warning of the need to stockpile...
ICE RAGE; Ulster Airports Open. but London Hubs Frozen
Byline: JAMES LYONS THE UK froze to a standstill yesterday and havoc at London airports dealt a knock-on blow for those trying to fly in or out of Northern Ireland. Severe weather warnings are in place for counties Derry, Antrim and Down with...
I Hate Blokes Who Just Want Blondes; Dear Coleen
Byline: COLEEN NOLAN Dear Coleen, I'm a brunette like you and I'm single. The thing is, every boyfriend I've had seems to prefer blondes. My dark hair is starting to make me feel inadequate. I've dumped guys who admitted their preference is for...
Interest for Rob Heating Up Right .....on Queue; We Look at the Options for the Republic Skipper Ahead of Transfer Window
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR ROBBIE KEANE no longer has to pretend he's happy to tough it out at Tottenham as Harry Redknapp has shown him the door. Clubs have been quick to register interest and Keane won't be shy of offers when the window opens - but...
Interest for Rob Heating Up Right .....on Queue; We Take a Look at the Options for Irish Skipper Ahead of Transfer Window
Byline: PAUL O'HEHIR ROBBIE KEANE no longer has to pretend he's happy to tough it out at Tottenham as Harry Redknapp has shown him the door. Clubs have been quick to register interest and Keane won't be shy of offers when the window opens - but...
Irish Action Is Wiped Out
Byline: PETER O'HEHIR IRISH racing was wiped out again yesterday when Navan and Thurles were cancelled following overnight frost and snow. Punchestown, where rescheduled action was due today, remains unraceable and in the grip of the Arctic conditions,...
IT'S COUGHLAN V THE BRODERICKS; Star's Sis Opposes Build Plans
Byline: SARAH BARDON HOLLYWOOD actor Matthew Broderick's sister has gone to war with Tanaiste Mary Coughlan in a planning row. The actor, 48, and his Sex and the City star wife Sarah Jessica Parker, 45, use a coastal cottage in Co Donegal as...
I've Really Fallen for This Older Woman; Dear Coleen
Byline: COLEEN NOLAN Dear Coleen, For the past year, I have really fancied an older woman at the office. We talk every day and have a laugh when we go out for drinks after work. I can't stop thinking about her and I know she's single because...
JACK THE SKIPPER; ARSENAL STARLET TARGETS CAPTAIN'S JOB: Wilshere Wants Gunners Armband. Just like Cesc
Byline: JOHN CROSS JACK WILSHERE has set his sights on emulating Cesc Fabregas - as Arsenal captain. England prospect Wilshere says Fabregas is his inspiration and wants to follow in the Spaniard's footsteps by wearing the armband one day. ...
Jamie Will Prove He Can Pac a Punch
Byline: JONNY STAPLETON JAMIE KAVANAGH will display the benefits of working with pound for pound ring king Manny Pacquiao and boxing's latest sensation Amir Khan in a busy 2011 according to Freddie Roach. Roach has been impressed with the former...
LET ME GO WINDOW SHOPPING; Davies Begs Forest Board for Cash
Byline: JOHN PERCY FOREST 3 PALACE 0 FOREST: Camp 7, Gunter 8, Morgan 7, Chambers 8, Bertrand 7, Anderson 5 (McCleary 82), McGugan 7 (Tyson 77), Moussi 7, Majewski 7 (Ramsey 74, 6), Earnshaw 6, Tudgay 7. Goals: Chambers 31, Tudgay 46, McCleary...
MAHON JUDGES' EUR644K BILL FOR EXPENSES; Posh Cafe Lunches & Tolls among Claims
Byline: MIRROR REPORTER JUDGES working on the Mahon Tribunal have claimed EUR644,000 in expenses including more than EUR3,000 for lunches at Avoca cafe, it was revealed yesterday. And the legal big-wigs fought to keep their expenses claims secret...
McALEESE: KEEP HOPE THIS XMAS; President Rallies Nation
Byline: SARAH BARDON PRESIDENT Mary McAleese yesterday urged people to stay hopeful in the New Year as the recession continues to hit families across the country. In her Christmas message, the President said she is praying for those whose homes...
Mcgill: Fa Must Pay Our Bad Bills
Byline: MIKE WALTERS Luton 0 York 0 (abandoned after 55mins) YORK chairman Jason McGill has called on the FA to set up a hardship fund for clubs hit by unreasonable bills. The Minstermen's return to Kenilworth Road, where their players and fans...
Meeting on Ice; Spl the Big Freeze
Byline: ANTHONY HAGGERTY DISCUSSIONS with leading clubs over wide-ranging reforms of the Scottish game will be deferred until the New Year after the Scottish Premier League postponed tomorrow's scheduled general meeting. Proposals for a two-tier...
Moyes So Close to Giving In
Byline: CHRIS BRERETON EVERTON boss David Moyes has admitted he is getting close to giving up on this term - but not quite yet. After a pre-season billing as contenders for a Champions League spot, Everton's season has lurched in the opposite...
Munster Have Job Two Do
Byline: JACK ROSE MUNSTER captain Denis Leamy believes his team must win their remaining two group games to maintain hopes of a 13th successive Heineken Cup quarter-final appearance. The Irish heavyweights, European champions in 2006 and 2008,...
MY ABUSE TORTURE; Reform School Survivor Tells All
Byline: MICHELLE O'KEEFFE AN abuse survivor yesterday told how he was savagely beaten, starved and had his teeth pulled out in a notorious industrial school. Tom Cronin said he endured hell at the hands of clerical monsters in Upton Industrial...
Nowhere to Hide; Man City V Everton, Tonight, 8pm
Byline: DAVID McDONNELL ROBERTO MANCINI has urged Manchester City fans to lay off Carlos Tevez tonight as they chase top spot in the Premier League. City will go top of the table at Christmas for the first time since 1929 if they beat Everton...
Ping-Pong King Is Owen of the Lads
Byline: SIMON BIRD KEVIN DAVIES has revealed how Bolton boss Owen Coyle keeps his players in line - by thrashing them all at table tennis. Coyle joins in squad competitions and is unbeaten at ping-pong, all part of the team-building that team...
Pounds 100,000 Littlewoods.com Christmas Giveaway; BIGGEST EVER INSTANT WIN COMPETITION CONTINUES
There's just FOUR DAYS left to go in our Yuletide extravaganza! We've given away over pounds 90,000 of electricals, gadgets, gifts and entertainment prizes in our HUGE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY already and put smiles on thousands of faces. There's still...
RTE Have Shunned Me and They Said I Will Never Be Taken Back; DJ TO REVEAL GERRY SOURCE
Byline: RICHIE TAYLOR BROADCASTER Gareth O'Callaghan will today meet gardai to reveal everything he knows about Gerry Ryan's drug dealers. He claimed he knows exactly who was supplying the DJ with the cocaine that would kill him. But shocked...
SAN ZERO; It's Good News for Spurs as Milan Are Outclassed at Home
Byline: KEN REYNOLDS AC MILAN slumped to a dismal home defeat to Roma with a display that showed little to worry Tottenham. Harry Redknapp's men return to the San Siro in February for their Champions League last-16 clash with the Serie A leaders....
Shelley Vision; Worthy Winner Kara's Foxy Trot to the Trophy
Byline: JIM SHELLEY STRICTLY is the weakest, most pointless, of all the big reality shows. At best, it offers gormless has-beens like goalie Peter Shilton the chance of being as big as last year's winner, Chris What's-his-name, or That Bloke...
Sheri's Men Hit Highway to Hell
Byline: MIKE WALTERS LEAGUE Two leaders Chesterfield broke endurance records with their trip home from Gillingham taking nearly 15 hours. The match at Priestfield fell foul of the arctic weather and was called off at 11am because of a frozen...
Shocked Jockey; BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Byline: BRENDAN McLOUGHLIN JUBILANT jockey AP McCoy last night spoke of the "unbelievable feeling" of being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 36-year-old Northern Irish jockey won the prestigious prize with 293,152 votes (41%) - just...
Si's Lover Goes Walsh about; COWELL'S FIANCEE HAS DINNER WITH LOUIS
Byline: Clemmie Moodie; Sarah Tetteh WHILE the Cowell is away, the Walsh will play... Louis, 58, may have some explaining to do after taking Simon's fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy out to dinner - while his boss is jet-skiing 4,312 miles away in Barbados....
Si's Lover Goes Walshabout; COWELL'S FIANCEE HAS DINNER WITH LOUIS
Byline: Clemmie Moodie; Sarah Tetteh WHILE the Cowell is away, the Walsh will play... Louis, 58, may have some explaining to do after taking Simon's fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy out to dinner - while his boss is jet-skiing 4,312 miles away in Barbados....
SNOW SURRENDER; Ipswich Show the Fight to Beat Elements. and Are Just as Determined to Keep Keano as Boss
Byline: DAVE ALLARD IPSWICH 3 LEICESTER 0 IPSWICH : Fulop 7, O'Connor 7, (Edwards 76), Delaney 8, Leadbitter 7, Norris 8, Scotland 8, (Livermore 68, 6), Smith 7, Zuiverloon 7, Colback 7, Fallon 8, (Wickham 60, 6), Kennedy 6. Goals: Norris...
Soldiers Are Wee
Byline: JONNY STAPLETON IRELAND'S smallest boxers Luke Wilton and Jamie Conlan could be on a big British and Irish title 2011 collision course. Both prospects are keen to become lord of the domestic fly's over the next 12 months and could yet...
Spare Some Change, Me Old China? ROYAL PLATE TO FUND BIG DAY
Byline: VICTORIA MURPHY THE Kate and William wedding china comes out today - in time to cash in on last-minute Christmas shopping. The range, including a pounds 35 tankard, a pounds 40 plate and a pounds 25 pill box, will be on sale in all the...
Strauss: No Time to Panic
Byline: DEAN WILSON ENGLAND skipper Andrew Strauss surveyed the wreckage of his battered, beaten and bruised team and said: "Don't panic." Strauss moved into damage-limitation mode after a huge 267-run defeat that sends the teams off to Melbourne...
SWANSONG FOR SPEED; Evans Lifts Blades and Dedicates Goal to Gary
Byline: CHRIS McKENNA SHEFF UTD 1 SWANSEA 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED: Simonsen 7, Calve 6, Nosworthy 4, Bartley 7, Taylor 6, Yeates 6, Britton 7, Montgomery 7, Quinn 9, Reid 7 (Ward 77), Evans 8 (Batth 90). Goal: Evans 44 SWANSEA CITY: De Vries...
THE FED EXPRESS; Aussie Keeper's Roving Mission
Byline: IAN EDWARDS DERBY 1 READING 2 DERBY COUNTY: Bywater 5, Brayford 7, Leacock 5 (Savage 46, 7 ), Barker 5 , Moxey 6, Green 7, Cywka 6, Pearson 5 (Bailey 46, 7), Commons 5, Bueno 7 (Porter 86), Moore 6. Goal: Commons 61 READING: Federici...
THE HARDEST CHOICE; Pregnant Swine Flu Coma Mum May Have to Lose Baby to Live
Byline: ANDREW GREGORY THE family of a pregnant mum struck down by swine flu have been told that she may die if she keeps her unborn baby. Fallon Devaney, 25, who is also suffering from pneumonia, might be too weak to survive the pregnancy. ...
They Told Us to Turn off Her Life Support but She Has Proved the Doctors Wrong; CRASH GIRL CERYS IS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Byline: GREIG BOX TURNBULL LITTLE Cerys Edwards beams with delight at the presents piled under the Christmas tree The tree doesn't really need fairy lights, her smile is enough to light up the room. Seeing the happiness on their five-yearold...
They Told Us to Turn off Her Life Support but She Has Proved the Doctors Wrong; CRASH GIRL CERYS IS NOW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Byline: GREIG BOX TURNBULL LITTLE Cerys Edwards beams with delight at the presents piled under the Christmas tree The tree doesn't really need fairy lights, her smile is enough to light up the room. Seeing the happiness on their five-year-old...
TIGERS CHOP DOWN TREES; BEST OF WEEKEND ACTION IN THE HEINEKEN CUP: Billy Blamed as Leicester Rue Late Misses
Byline: ALEX SPINK Leicester 22 Perpignan 22 AT Leicester he goes by the name of '36', because twelve 'trees' make - wait for it - 'tirty' six. Across Europe today Billy Twelvetrees should have been known as Supersub. He had kicked Leicester...
Top of the Pops; Man City V Everton, Eastlands, Tonight, Kick-Off 8pm
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON ROBERTO MANCINI claims playing Carlos Tevez tonight will not backfire as Manchester City attempt to be the Christmas No.1 for the first time in 81 years. Mancini will start Tevez against Everton - even though the City striker...
Ulster Have High Hopes of Progress
Byline: MICHAEL SCULLY ULSTER coach Brian McLaughlin was delighted with the 26-22 away win over Bath in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. And the Belfastmen now feel they have a great chance of qualifying for the knockout stages for the first time...
Wade's World; Darts World Championship Preview
Byline: MIKE WALTERS JAMES WADE will tonight seek early revenge for the biggest upset in darts this year. The Machine, No.2 seed and second favourite to win the Ladbrokes.com World Championship, faces Antonio Alcinas at Alexandra Palace 17 days...
WADE'S WORLD; DARTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: The Machine Has a Score to Settle as He Brings a New Aggression to Ally Pally
Byline: MIKE WALTERS JAMES WADE will tonight seek early revenge for the biggest upset in darts this year. The Machine, No.2 seed and second favourite to win the Ladbrokes.com World Championship, faces Antonio Alcinas at Alexandra Palace 17 days...
WE CAN STILL GET JUSTICE FOR SOPHIE; Family Plea at Irish Memorial
Byline: LOUISE ROSEINGRAVE THE devastated family of murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier still believes her killer will be brought to justice. On the 14th anniversary of her death, her heartbroken parents Georges and Marguerite Buoniol said they...
We Love Telly; PICK OF THE DAY
Byline: JANE SIMON THE NATIVITY BBC1, 7pm AS former lead writer on East-Enders, Tony Jordan is the man responsible for - among other things - the characters of Alfie and Kat Moon and Sharongate, so he might seem like an odd choice to tackle The...
WE'RE IN THE MUMMY; Joy for Tigers as Egyptians Splash Cash
Byline: JASON MELLOR HULL CITY 2 BRISTOL C 0 HULL CITY: Mannone 6, Rosenior 7 , Gerrard 7, Zayatte 7, Dawson 7 , Koren 7, Ashbee 8 , Harper 7, Devitt 6, C Stewart 8, Simpson 9. Goal: Simpson 13, 62 BRISTOL CITY: James 7, Ribeiro 7 (Johnson...
WE'VE GOT NOWT TO SHOUT ABOUT; Leeds Boss Grayson Tries to Keep Fans
Byline: SARAH WINTERBURN LEEDS 2 QPR 0 LEEDS UNITED: Schmeichel 7, Connolly 6??, Bruce 6 (Bromby 11, 7), Collins 7, McCartney 6, Kilkenny 7, Johnson 7, Snodgrass 8, Howson 7, Gradel 8 (Sam 76), Becchio 7 (Paynter 90). Goals : Gradel 25, 70...
We Will Celebrate Christmas. It Is What David Would Have Wanted. EXCLUSIVE A Year after Their Son David's Murder, Margaret and Phil Joslin Expect This Christmas to Be Tough. but as They Make a Fresh Appeal for Information to Find His Killer, They Are Trying to Be Strong for His Sib Blings
Byline: Tracy Gayton Kissing their oldest son goodbye, Margaret and Phil Joslin were relaxed and happy. They'd had a nice family evening celebrating their other son's birthday and were looking forward to seeing them all again round the table...
What's Causing My Constipation?
Byline: Miriam Stoppard SYMPTOMS 1 You don't go to the loo as often as usual and when you do, you have hard, dry stools that are difficult to pass. IT COULD BE.. Not eating enough fibre, not drinking enough fluids or being too inactive....
What's Causing My Constipation? Health Focus
Byline: Miriam Stoppard; MADELEINE BAILEY SYMPTOMS 1 You don't go to the loo as often as usual and when you do, you have hard, dry stools that are difficult to pass. 2 Constipation alternating with diarrhoea. You may also have pain below your...
WHITE MARE; Farmer, 30, Dies after Fall: More Snow on Way: Travel Chaos Alert: Drivers Told: Slow Down
Byline: DEMELZA de BURCA; TOM SHIEL A YOUNG farmer is the latest victim of the severe cold weather as local authorities last night warned of more treacherous road conditions. Nicholas Regan, 30, died suddenly on Saturday night following a bad...
Why We Need to Stop Forcing Kids to Smoke
Byline: Miriam Stoppard Three cheers for the British Lung Foundation's campaign to ban smoking in cars where kids are present. The charity is aiming to collect 50,000 signatures for the Children's Charter petition to pressure the Government into...
WILLIAMS RECOVERS; RIDER'S ON THE WAY BACK: Christian Soldiers on after Bad Break
Byline: DAVID YATES THE cold weather is of little concern to Christian Williams as the Welshman makes slow but steady progress towards his comeback from injury after breaking both arms at Cheltenham last month. Viewers of Channel 4 racing saw...
Winter Woollies for All the Family; Wrap Up Warm and Stay Stylish as Ever in These Gorgeous High Street Buys That Will See You through Yet Another Cold Snap
Byline: Dinah Turner Fair Isle jumpers are back! Finlay wears: Cardigan, pounds 65, Tommy Hilfiger at House of Fraser; trousers, pounds 10, M&S. Dad wears: Striped jumper, pounds 69.90, Benetton; deerstalker, pounds 13.99, New Look. Jazmin wears:...
Wolverhampton Struggle
Byline: DAVID YATES JUMP RACING is unlikely to resume before Boxing Day as the cold snap refuses to loosen its grip on the turf programme - and even today's all-weather card at Wolverhampton must pass a 6.30am inspection. With heavy snowfall...
WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2010; It's Awards Time Again, and Here's Your Chance to Nominate Your Women of the Year 2010
Byline: JENNY FRANCIS From Kathryn Bigelow making history as the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, to Aung San Suu Kyi risking her freedom to fight for democracy in Burma, 2010 has been a year full of incredible women. We've celebrated...
Wonderful Winter Walks; Bored with Christmas before It's Even Arrived? Try out One of These Treks
Byline: Adrian Monti Escaping all the excitement and excesses of Christmas with a family walk - even if only for a few hours - is a great way to enjoy the holiday period. Not only will you burn off a few calories along the way, but it's free...
You're Gay Aren't You, Mr Deputy Speaker? HOW JANICE BATTERSBY HELPED TORY COME OUT
Byline: ANDREW GREGORY A TORY MP has decided to reveal publicly he is gay - after admitting his secret to Corrie's Janice Battersby at a showbiz party. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, 53, chose to make his announcement after attending a bash with...