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 3, 2002

Carol@mirror.Co.Uk: Searching with Auntie; BEEB ENGINE BEATS BIAS
HAVE you noticed anything different about search engines lately? You may not realise this - and they certainly don't publicise it - but many engines, including AltaVista, Yahoo!, MSN and Lycos, now feed sponsored links into their hits. This means...
Election 2002: Election Diary
THE Bertie Bowl should be moved to Killarney, a Fine Gael candidate in Kerry South is telling the Taoiseach. Cllr Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald, one of two Fine Gael candidates in the constituency, said the relocation would bring much needed revenue...
ELECTION 2002: FF RACING INTO POLL POSITION; Survey Puts Bertie on Track for Election Win
Byline: AINE de PAOR and ELAINE EDWARDS BERTIE Ahern is on course to win an overall majority in the general election, a survey predicted yesterday. Fianna Fail is set to sweep to victory with 45 per cent of first preference votes, that's six...
FILM: HEAD TO Head; They Are Two Acting Legends Who Square Up to Each Other in the Cinemas This Week. Denzel Washington Stars as John Q, a Man Who Takes over a Hospital Emergency Room in a Bid to Get Life-Saving Treatment for His Son. and in the Panic Room, Forest Whitaker Forces Entry to Jodie Foster's Home. but Who Is the Bigger Star?
FOREST WHITAKER AGE: 40. THE HIGHS: Texan-born Forest often gets scripts with Denzel's fingerprints already on them. But despite being seen as mini-Denz, he has carved out a good career with meaningful character parts. Rarely out of work,...
FILM: What's on at the Movies
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (18, 117mins) Starring: Steve Coogan, John Simm, Shirley Henderson Opening in 1976, Michael Winterbottom's movie centres on Mancunian music mogul Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) and the rise and fall of his legendary Factory...
Football: 10 Foreigners Who Won the Fa Cup
Que sera sera - whatever will be, will be. We all won at Wembley, que sera sera THE FA Cup has traditionally been seen as a old fashioned English competition. Just take a look at some of the past winners - Wanderers, Royal Engineers and Oxford...
FOOTBALL: I Haven't Turned My Bacca on Macca; SAYS SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON
Byline: JOHN CROSS and DAVID MADDOCK SVEN GORAN Eriksson last night opened the door for Steve McManaman to force his way into England's World Cup squad. The England manager, who on Thursday names his 23-man squad, revealed he had watched McManaman...
FOOTBALL: RUDI HELL!; Must Win Time for Voller as Germans Demand More Glory
GERMANY'S glorious World Cup past ensures the weight of expectation will sit firmly on the shoulders of coach Rudi Voller when this summer's tournament starts on May 31. When you have kissed and lifted the most glittering prize in football as...
Football: The Road to Hampden
HOW CELTIC GOT TO THEIR 50TH FINAL THIRD ROUND Alloa Ath 0 Celtic 5 The holders got their defence of the trophy off to a comfortable start with goals from Balde, Maloney, Petta, Sylla and Dane Morten Wieghorst who was returning to action after...
FOOTBALL: They Did It the HARD Way.; Mirror Sport Looks at the Toughest Men in Soccer
BODY checks, scything tackles and physical intimidation have been features of previous World Cups. Think back to 1986 and the amazing actions of Jose Batista, the Uruguayan, who poleaxed Scotland's Gordon Strachan within 50 seconds to receive...
FOOTBALL: TITUS IS A TOON TARGET; Bobby Plans Pounds 4.5M Bid
Byline: ALAN NIXON and MARTIN ROGERS NEWCASTLE boss Bobby Robson is lining up a shock pounds 4.5million bid for Ipswich centre half Titus Bramble. Robson has decided to make the powerful defender, who looks like being relegated to the First...
GAS BLAST DESTROYS NEW HOME; ..a Day before Owners Move In
Byline: SCOTT HUSSEY and FIONA STEWART A COUPLE had a miraculous escape yesterday after the dream house they were about to move into was torn apart by an explosion. The pair were due to start living in the luxury pounds 190,000 house today...
Great Days Out: .. and It's Fun Outdoors Too
BE READY to leap into the car and make the most of any sunny weekends we might get. Here are a few events worth getting out and about for. FIND Robin Hood on Sunday, 5 May, and Bank Holiday Monday. He will be in The Enchanted Forest at Groombridge...
GREAT DAYS OUT: DON'T HEDGE YOUR BETS .. GO FOR AN OUTING TO AMAZE: Get Lost!
SOLVE the puzzle of a great day out with a trip to one of Britain's many mazes. Once associated with magic and superstition, mazes are a great family activity. There are scores of them to be found on www.geocities.com/mi kesmazes and www.mazeworld.com....
GREAT DAYS OUT: The Great Indoors; CHECK OUT FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN FROM IMAX TO I'M WAX
IF THE Bank Holiday weather lives up to its reputation, don't despair - there are plenty of fun family days-out guaranteed to please and keep you dry! IMAX CINEMAS ANYONE with a passion for movies should see an IMAX presentation at least once....
GREAT DAYS OUT: The Top Ten Trips
OUR Top Ten attractions have made the list because of their sheer popularity and entertainment value for all the family rather than the actual number of visitors that pass through their gates. These are the places you want to go back to time and...
Hollywood News
Julia calls the shotsShe made her name as a prostitute with a heart of gold in Pretty Woman, and now Julia Roberts is to play a high-class hooker. Her company Shoelace Productions has bought the rights to The Diary Of A A Manhattan Call Girl, the...
Killer 4ft Bar Kept in House
THE iron bar used to kill three generations of the same family was in the house for protection, a court heard yesterday. David Morris is accused of killing Mandy Power and her family with the 4ft pole in a savage attack in June 1999. But yesterday...
Own Goal
IN the most blatant case of follow the leader since the kids of Hamlyn went walkies, six jockeys were banned for taking the wrong course at Plumpton on Monday. But there wasn't a flute in sight as Plumpton's Pied Piper, Gerry Supple guided the...
Photo Finish: The Week in Pictures; on a Personal Note Keane's Return Is a Success but It's Doom and Gloom for United as They Crash out to Leverkusen on Away Goals
You've gotta Hand it to that man Can ABOVE: Peter Canavan is the executioner in chief as Tyrone claim their first ever senior football title in Clones. Canavan knocks over 6 points in the process. BELOW: The Tyrone players celebrate their 0-16...
PRINCE PHILIP TO BLIND SUSAN: Do You Know They Now Do Eating Dogs for the Anorexic?
Byline: GEOFFREY LAKEMAN and JANE KERR PRINCE Philip put his foot in it again yesterday when he met a blind woman with her guide dog. He joked to Susan Edwards: "Do you know they now do eating dogs for the anorexic?" The Duke, often in trouble...
Q Who in the World Would You like to Kill? A George Galloway Because People like Him Don't Tell Truth; ACTOR JOHN MALKOVICH LAUNCHES BIZARRE ATTACK ON MP
Byline: AIDAN MCGURRAN and GRAHAM TIBBETTS FAMED Hollywood villain John Malkovich has revealed the target at the top of his hitlist - Glasgow MP George Galloway. The screen baddie baffled students at a university debate when he told them the...
RACING: DERBY POINTERS; When the Jockey Asks the Questions Which Horse Will Have the Answers?
WHEN the field for the 128th Kentucky Derby bursts into the Churchill Downs stretch tomorrow, tens of thousands of racegoers will be urging on their selections so passionately that they may even feel as if they are doing the riding themselves. ...
Racing: Rain Would Give Brian the Blues
LAMBOURN trainer Brian Meehan is confident his Sagitta 2000 Guineas hope Twilight Blues will stay the distance of the Newmarket Classic. The son of Bluebird made a winning reappearance in the Victor Chandler European Free Handicap over seven furlongs...
Suzy in the City: Dublin Prices
ABBEY...........................................4.8..-0.15 ALLIED IRISH BANKS.................14.4.+0.02 AMINEX........................................1.0..-0.02 ANGLO IRISH BK CP...................6.0...0.00 ARCON INTL RES.........................0.0...0.00...
The Scurra
AS the Royal Family squabble over who should move into the Queen Mother's former residence, Clarence House, the vice-chairman of the Public Accounts Committee tells me he wants it to be turned into a museum. Swansea West MP Alan Williams points...
Voice of the Mirror: Let's Prove We Deserve the Money
TONY Blair and Gordon Brown yesterday unveiled a bright, new future for Northern Ireland. And what they did would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. They flew into Belfast and announced that they are selling off land which was once...