Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from May 19, 2000

100 Years on, Following the Pioneers' Tyretracks; Veteran Cars Recreate the Momentous Thousand Mile Trial
Byline: RAY MASSEY THE epic story of how the founder of the Daily Mail, a group of pioneering automobile enthusiasts and one of the first woman drivers put motoring on the map a century ago was honoured yesterday. Veteran car owners began a recreation...
A DECENT MAN IS KNIFED TO DEATH IN THE STREET AND NO ONE'S TO BLAME.IS THERE NO JUSTICE? Family 'S Fury at Not Proven Verdict in the Murder of a Gentle, Kind Man Whose Employee Took a Contract out on Him
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK A WOMAN cleaner who felt she was being harassed at work took the extraordinary decision to put out a [pounds sterling]200 contract to have her boss beaten up. But her intended victim, popular janitor and devout Christian...
After a Lot of Thought I Put My Cross on the Ballot Paper. the Section 28 Referendum Is the Only Way Ordinary People with Mainstream Views - Who Are Now Not Only Unheard but Despised - Can Stand Up and Be Counted
Byline: KATIE GRANT THE envelope tumbled through the letterbox along with the rest of the mail. And there it was, my chance to take part in the independent referendum on the infamous Section 28. Now I could do one of two things. I could put it...
Amazon Ed Shows How Hard Work Has Paid Off
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ED GIDDINS has spent his adult years compiling what must be the most colourful and varied curriculum vitae of any international cricketer. Binman, male model, ski instructor, topless barman, Christmas tree retailer and, more...
And Now, the Nudes in Welsh
Byline: TIM KNOWLES IN today's brash world of television, the sight of presenters disrobing for publicity is all too common. But there was always one station whose decorous stars could be relied upon not to shed their inhibitions. S4C, the...
Angry Sam Picks on the Wrong Man
Byline: BRIAN SCOVELL BOLTON manager Sam Allardyce will be left with a red face as well a Football Association charge after blaming referee Barry Knight for his side's semi- final play- off defeat by Ipswich. Knight sent off Bolton skipper Mike...
A Rude Awakening; PC Sent to Investigate Woman's Noisy Alarm
Byline: BILL MOULAND IT was hardly the most hazardous operation he had undertaken in his role as a community policeman but it was certainly one of the most unusual. Following a tip-off, PC Shaun Robbins found himself staking out a house at 7.10am...
A Star Hotfoot from Stockton
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE JAMIE BELL is a 13-year-old schoolboy from Billingham near Stockton- on-Tees who arrived in Cannes last night a total unknown - but who I predict will return home a star. It's Jamie's first time on a plane and he's never...
'Bargain Break' in the Window That Could Shatter Your Budget
CUSTOMERS should beware of those tempting last-minute bargain breaks advertised in travel agents' windows. Many don't live up to their price tag - even if they are still available - and are mainly there to lure you into the shop, consumer watchdogs...
Bassett Fires a Wembley Warning
Byline: PETER FERGUSON BARNSLEY were last night celebrating reaching Wembley for the first time in their 113-year history despite losing the second leg of the First Division playoff to defiant Birmingham City. Even a 75th-minute winning goal...
Blair's Babes Are a Bit of a Drag
Byline: MICHAEL COVENEY MEN in frocks. You can see them in a serious London play, Cressida. And now you can see them in an entirely frivolous tribute to the American beauty pageant. Should the sight of six hairy-chested chaps camping around...
Bonding to Beat the All Blacks
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON SHORTLY after 9am yesterday, Scotland's New Zealand-bound rugby tourists - players and management alike - clambered into canoes and paddled out to the middle of Lake Windermere. Forced to capsize in the freezing waters,...
Bookworm
LOOKING for answers about books? Ask the Bookworm... I KNOW that most of Louis L'Amour's books are Westerns, but can you tell me anything about the others? I heard he wrote a particularly good one about a pilot forced down over Russia who evades...
British Drug Slashes Breast Cancer Death Toll by a Third
Byline: JENNY HOPE THE number of young and middle-aged British women dying from breast cancer has fallen by almost a third in the last ten years. It is the largest reduction in the world and means 20,000 lives have been saved since the late 1980s....
Brown Backs 'Largs Mafia'
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT CRAIG BROWN defended the so-called Largs mafia yesterday, saying that many of the world's top coaches had emerged from their ranks. Brown, having named his squad to face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday week, also...
Button Vows: I'll Be a Fast Learner
Byline: RAY MATTS BOY RACER Jenson Button is determined to prove he's a man and remove any question marks about his future from the mind of Frank Williams. Button's boss is still not convinced the 20-year-old possesses the right qualities and...
Buyers Are Lining Up to Keep Boo in Business
Byline: PAUL KENDALL HOPES were raised last night that the Internet company Boo.com could be saved from collapse at the 11th hour. Accountants from KPMG called in to liquidate Boo yesterday morning said they had received more than 30 inquiries...
Chairmen to Consider Trade Embargoes
Byline: PETER JARDINE SPL chairmen will discuss the introduction of transfer market windows at their annual general meeting in July. Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday a movement by the Association of European Professional Leagues to create two trading...
Charles Is Right to Sow Seed of Doubt
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME ON the night that Prince Charles delivered his Reith Lecture outlining the potentially disastrous consequences of cloning and GM food, we learned that thousands of acres of genetically modified oil seed rape is already...
Court Blocks Disabled Daughter's Sterilisation
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON A MOTHER'S attempt to have her brain-damaged daughter's womb removed to prevent her from getting pregnant was blocked by the Court of Appeal yesterday. Three judges ruled that irreversible surgery was a step too far and...
Cutting Up Rough over Golf Scheme
Byline: DONALD FRASER WITH its stately architecture and beautiful grounds, Skibo Castle has rapidly become the Scottish playground for the rich and famous. A visit by film stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and fiance Michael Douglas enhanced the profile...
Dave Is Teed Up for a Sporting Award at 93
Byline: ALAN DOW HE may be 93 , but twice a week Dave McCulloch can be found thwacking golf balls around the course near his home with a gusto that would shame men half his age. When he is not treading the fairways he can be found indulging his...
Don't Say the N-Word; (or How One Public Relations Firm Found Its Profile Was a Little Too Northern)
Byline: LUCY LAING PUBLIC relations company Northern Profile was delighted to win a contract with a London firm but puzzled when its title was abbreviated to NP. At first bosses thought their new clients in the capital were just being trendy....
Evasive Action; No Repeat of Copenhagen Is SFA Objective
Byline: ROGER HANNAH THE SFA will use the security blue print for last year's Scotland-England Euro 2000 play off to ensure the Copenhagen riot is not repeated when Glasgow hosts the 2002 Champions League Final. Initial details of a massive anti-hooligan...
Face It, Our Thugs Are the Worst ... and Our Players Aren't Nearly as Good as They Think
Byline: JEFF POWELL THE DRUNKEN retreat from Copenhagen has left our national game nursing a double whammy of a hangover. One, we have seen far worse than the riots which shattered the fairytale calm of Hans Christian Andersen's wonderful, wonderful...
Focus on Fiction
Byline: MICHAEL ARDITTI Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]16.99) THE horror and the pity of war are once again the subjects of Ondaatje's fiction in this, his first novel since The English Patient. The difference...
Future Looking Cloudy for the Hero of Arsenal Adams Defiant but He Knows That Time Is Running Out
Byline: IAN LADYMAN WHEN Tony Adams took the pilot's microphone on the flight home from Arsenal's UEFA Cup disappointment in Copenhagen in the early hours of yesterday, he spoke with customary defiance. In promising the supporters on board the...
GHOSTS OF IBROX PAST HEAD HOME; Europe on Menu as a Still-Hungry Goram Seeks to Devour Rangers
Byline: PETER JARDINE ANDY GORAM now has a goatee as well as a colony of goats but, as Scottish football's onetime answer to Oliver Reed, who would ever have imagined that while Brian Laudrup contemplates retirement, he contemplates European football...
Giddins Conquers New Territory; Revenge of the Nerd as Caddick Makes Dressing Room Cynics Eat Their Words
Byline: PETER JACKSON TO THE sophisticated cynics in the England team, Andy Caddick was once a man apart, a loner tormented by his own awkwardness and insecurity. In a book released this week - just in time to allow them to eat their words while...
Hague: We'll Scare Hell out of Criminals
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE WILLIAM HAGUE yesterday won a rapturous reception from rank and file police officers over his call for a massive crackdown on crime. The Tory leader said his shake-up would produce 'a criminal justice system that scares...
Harrington's Hangover; Irishman Still Reeling from Disqualification
Byline: ALAN FRASER ONLY minutes after emerging from the recorder's tent yesterday, Padraig Harrington could not remember which of his playing partners had signed his card as marker. But the Irishman knew with absolute certainty that his own...
Holt Could Remind Scots of Hay Days; Brown Has Opportunity to Find out in Ireland
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT IT WAS as if an old wound suddenly had opened up yesterday when Craig Brown was asked if Gary Holt could be likened to a Scotland stalwart from the past, Davie Hay. 'Don't say he is the poor man's Davie Hay,' the international...
Honest Amis Takes the Bit between the Teeth
Byline: VAL HENNESSY A WHILE back I was supine in the dentist's chair, jaw numb, mouth jammed with metal, when he remarked: 'I see in the papers that Martin Amis has just spent [pounds sterling]10,000 on cosmetic crowns and implants . . .' After...
Houllier Pounces to Pick Up Pegguy
LIVERPOOL are ready to pull off the surprise signing of Leicester's French goalkeeper Pegguy Arphexad on a free transfer. Anfield boss Gerard Houllier wants the 27-year-old as cover for Dutchman Sander Westerveld, with American Brad Friedel certain...
How I Was Charged with Wounding for Punching a Burglar; Police Believed Intruder's Claim of 'Looking for a Friend'
Byline: NEIL SEARS;NEIL SEARS A HOMEOWNER who found a convicted burglar trying to get into his house in the middle of the night bravely put him to flight with a few well-aimed blows. Alan Levene was astonished when he was later charged with causing...
Hungry for Peace at Work
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME THEY say that the mother of one child is an expert, which might explain Susan Deacon's enthusiasm for introducing breastfeeding breaks at work. It takes a second or third child to make us realise that not all babies...
I'm on the Gravy Plane; Tory MEP Boasts of Profits on Expenses
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM A TORY Euro-MP boasted yesterday of how he profits from the generous expenses on offer. Robert Goodwill admitted that he bought air tickets from Leeds-Bradford to Brussels for [pounds sterling]160 - then claimed [pounds sterling]500...
Injury Risk as Murray Plays through Pain
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON INJURED Scotland star Scott Murray last night insisted he wouldn't be putting club before country if he turns out for Saracens in Sunday's crucial Allied Dunbar Premiership match with Bristol. The big lock, included in...
Jagger's Heartbreak; Mick in Mourning as the Mother He Kept a Vigil for Dies
Byline: ALISON BOSHOFF MICK JAGGER looked devastated last night as he left the South of France after being told that his beloved mother Eva had died. The Rolling Stone, who was in Cannes with Jerry Hall and their two-year-old son Gabriel, immediately...
Just Why Have These Women Fallen out of Love with Mr Blair?
Byline: SOPHIE TWEEDALE;TESSA CUNNINGHAM;KHADIJA BUCKLAND LABOUR'S lead over the Conservatives has been slashed to seven points - the narrowest margin since the 1997 General Election - according to a new poll. The Prime Minister's personal popularity...
Keegan Snub a Mystery to Ehiogu
Byline: STEVEN BAKER UGO EHIOGU'S solitary England cap has pride of place in his collection of trophies, medals and assorted memorabilia at home. It serves as a reminder of the heights he has scaled in his career but when he looks at his cap...
Labour Rebel Defies Dewar over 'Family Values' Law
Byline: IAN SMITH A REBEL Labour backbencher last night launched a bid to force Donald Dewar to place marriage at the heart of the new law which will replace Section 28. Dismayed by Mr Dewar's refusal to emphasise the importance of marriage in...
Laudrup, the Most Enduring Memory of Smith Era, Retires to His Native Denmark
Byline: RODDY THOMSON GOING on previous form, it would now be considered an enormous surprise if Dick Advocaat were to make a fourth, last-ditch attempt to buy Brian Laudrup back for Rangers after the Dane finally quit football. To put it another...
Leader Payne Says Daytime TV Spurred Him Back to Full Fitness
Byline: SCOTT CROCKETT JIM PAYNE gave further evidence he is back to full fitness at Forres yesterday when he charged into the lead at the halfway stage of the [pounds sterling]25,000 Northern Open after a second-round 60. The 30-year-old Englishman...
Lights, Camera, Action
NOT MANY people - even in the television news business - can claim to have eaten a raw snake with Korean commandos, risked being aboard a night-time aid plane landing without lights in an African war zone and been shot in the bottom by Israeli border...
Like Jeremy Paxman Asking an Impossible Starter for Ten
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS UTTER panic yesterday on the Government benches when the Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked if he knew the price of a litre of petrol. Gordon Brown did not exactly stall, for he is a polished enough performer to continue...
Lord Coggan, a Man of the Pulpit and of the People
Byline: ANDREW BROWN LORD COGGAN, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has died aged 90. Religious leaders lined up to pay tribute last night to a churchman with the common touch. 'He was known as the friendly archbishop,' said the Rev Stuart...
Making a Fair Impression
Byline: STEVE NIMMO Alistair McGowan's Big Impression (BBC1) THE wheel has turned and finally Alistair McGowan has got his turn to captain his very own series. It happens to every bit player eventually - the BBC have a slot needing filled,...
McGeechan's Tour Goals Are Wildly Optimistic
Byline: CRAIG CHALMERS IAN McGEECHAN heads back to New Zealand on rugby business next month, determined to become the first Scotland coach to mastermind a win over the mighty All Blacks. On any other occasion, this tour would be one to savour. ...
Meeting Maggie without the Mask
Byline: LUDOVIC KENNEDY THE GROCER'S DAUGHTER by John Campbell (Jonathan Cape, [pounds sterling]25) SOON after Mrs Thatcher was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, Harold Macmillan wrote to a friend: 'A gracious lady has taken the...
Morton's Situation Evocative of Thirds
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT MIKE JACKSON cocked an ear in the direction of Cappielow yesterday and wondered if he was hearing eerie echoes of why Cathkin Park has been lying vacant these past 33 years. Jackson played f o r Third Lanark, the club he had...
New Safety Checks on Rogue Nannies
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK PARENTS will be urged to run criminal record checks on nannies before letting them near their children, under new Government plans to safeguard against rogue carers. Scottish Education Minister, Sam Galbraith yesterday...
Nothing to Lose as Players Head for Toulouse
Byline: RODDY THOMSON FRENCH Second Division side Toulouse, who will seal promotion to the top league this weekend, was last night preparing to add another three Scots-based players to its growing colony. Rangers goalkeeper Lionel Charbonnier,...
Odd How a Clever Man Is So Silly
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER HERE Peter Mandelson to run short of bodyguards in Northern Ireland, the Tories would happily chip in to provide any assistance. This man must be preserved at all costs. Just as the deep fear of being bounced into the...
Oh Mamma, Just Look at Me Now
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE WHEN Monica Bellucci sits in front of you in an eye-popping Dolce & Gabanna bustier (under a D&G denim jacket) it's a little difficult to remain cool. The Umbrian beauty is, however, completely at ease with all the...
Paedophile's Freedom Must Be Protected, Say Judges; How Euro Law Stops Britain from Kicking out Pervert
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE A SICILIAN paedophile cannot be deported from Britain because of a European law which protects his freedom to go anywhere in the continent, a court ruled yesterday. Judges in the Court of Appeal rejected Home Secretary...
Race Clampdown to Make Bosses Guilty until Proved Innocent
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM;JONATHAN ANNELLS EMPLOYERS accused of racial discrimination will be guilty until proved innocent if a directive approved by Euro MPs becomes law. It reverses the burden of proof so that the onus is on those accused to clear...
Risk of Undercooking as the Pru's Eggheads Make Haste to Market
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE Prudential's Internet offspring Egg is moving inexorably towards its flotation despite present market conditions. Next week investment bankers Goldman Sachs will issue the prospectus, with the offer early next month. ...
Scotland Is Key Battleground in Fight for Pound
Byline: HAMISH MACDONELL A SCOTTISH campaign to Keep the Pound will be launched by Tory Leader William Hague today. Mr Hague, who has led the Conservative opposition to the Euro for the last three years, decided to extend his campaign to Scotland...
Scott Hits Back at Tag of 'Disloyal'
Byline: GEORGE GRANT DEPARTING Dundee boss Jocky Scott last night set the record straight for supporters who have been calling him a quitter. There has been a flood of sympathy for the Dens Park manager after he was told his contract at the club...
Seeing the Light from Afar
QUESTION How far out at sea can the lights from Portland Bill be seen? UNDER standard atmospheric conditions, the light from Portland Bill Lighthouse can be seen 29 nautical miles out to sea. The accuracy of this distance depends upon a variety...
Shame of Playing in the InterToto Cup Is All the Incentive We Need, Claims Wise
Byline: DAVID MCDONNELL THE glory of winning the FA Cup will not be the overriding incentive for Chelsea at Wembley tomorrow. Gianluca Vialli's men will be driven by the realisation that failure to lift the trophy will mean an ignominious entry...
Shame on Your School; This Is What Your Pupils Did to Our Bus, Angry Boss Tells Head
ANGRY bus company boss Bryan Constable drove a vandalised double-decker to a school yesterday to show the headmaster how pupils had wrecked it. The vandalism spree by teenagers having a pre-planned end- of-term food fight caused thousands of pounds...
Showman and the Eternal Star
Byline: IAN LADYMAN ACCORDING to John Gregory, he seriously considered forsaking the FA Cup Final tradition of leading his team out at Wembley tomorrow. For a man positively in love with publicity, there was perhaps as much chance of that happening...
Showman and the Eternal Star
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER THE main problem which has dogged Gianluca Vialli during this season of frustration and anxiety has been played out in microcosm on Chelsea's Harlington training ground these last months. If, for example, the perennially...
Simply the Vest
Byline: CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY The Whole Nine Yards (15) Verdict: Amanda Peet and Bruce Willis shine in mainly lacklustre comedy THIS new Hollywood comedy is dedicated to the proposition that nice guys finish first. You might expect this to go...
So What's the Penalty for This Thuggary? Absolutley Nothing
Byline: CHRISTIAN GYSLIN DOZENS of soccer thugs held during the shameful Battle of Copenhagen were on the way home last night after the Danish authorities let them off scot-free. The 64 arrested, including 19 Britons, were deported and banned...
Stewart Makes Step-Up Thanks to Boss
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT IT was only last week Sir Alex Ferguson said that, once he had finished managing Manchester United, he would be prepared to assist Scotland in any way he could. But maybe he has begun to help them already, by promoting the...
Superstarasaurus; Music, Lights and Swirling Smoke for Sue, the Most Together T-Rex to Date
AT 41ft long and seven tons in weight, she was always going to make a big entry. But even Steven Spielberg would have been hard pushed to match the treatment given to the latest star of the dinosaur world yesterday. Sue, as she was christened...
Taking the High Road
Byline: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW Don't Look Down (BBC2); The Bill (ITV); NYPD Blue (C4) THERE are few experiences in life more pleasurable than lounging back in the comfort of one's home, watching people undertaking tasks that are not only extremely...
Terror on the High Street as 70,000 Bees Attack Shoppers
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS HUNDREDS of shoppers ran for cover yesterday as a swarm of up to 70,000 bees brought terror to a busy town centre. Screaming families cleared the streets within minutes, frantically diving into stores as the huge black cloud...
The Child Mutilators
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS SHE is a truly pitiful sight. In the shade of a crumbling shack, Mariatu Koroma, just nine months old, sobs quietly as she tries again and again to put what remains of her left arm around her mother's neck. It is impossible...
The Chill Winds of Reality Are Howling through Cyberspace; as Experts Predict That Up to 75 per Cent of Internet Firms Have No Future
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE swift demise of Boo.com will provide a useful cold shower for the investors and entrepreneurs in Britain's Internet sector. It is now clear that Internet start-ups, particularly in the 'e-tailing' sector, will need more...
THE COSMETIC COLLEAGUES; WHAT PROMPTED THESE SIX PEOPLE FROM THE SAME OFFICE TO HAVE [Pounds Sterling]32,000 WORTH OF PLASTIC SURGERY?
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE THERE is one question many people ask when walking into a plastic surgeon's office: would his staff be willing to trust him? To find out the answer, Femail visited the Transform surgical group in Bowdon, Cheshire, and discovered...
The Duke, Hitler and a Shaming Farrago of Untruths; How Could a Reputable Publisher Pass off a Fantasy as History?
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON LOOK in any bookshop today and copies of it will be piled up on the nearest table. At [pounds sterling]18.99, the book is selling fast and has already been reprinted, less than three weeks after publication. By normal...
The Eagle Has Landed
Byline: ADRIAN THRILLS THE NOTION of taking an 11-year break between albums is not one that would appeal to most modern rock stars. Given the fickle nature of the music business, most artists cash in when the going is good. Not so Texan singer-...
The Queen Who Kept Her Head
Byline: PETER LEWIS DAVID Starkey doesn't care much for the Queen Elizabeth of the state portraits: 'The monstrous mannequin, the bewigged and beruffed Gloriana with her face caked in carmine and white lead, ruling over her court like an English...
There's No Shame in My Past, Says McGuinness
Byline: JOHN DEANS SINN FEIN leader Martin McGuinness spoke openly yesterday of his frontline terrorist role in the 30-year battle against British rule in Northern Ireland. The party's chief negotiator effectively admitted his membership of the...
The Seeds of Deceit; for over Four Weeeks the Government Kept Secret That Thousands of Acres Have Been Contaminated by Mutant Gene Crops. Is It Any Wonder That Prince Charles and the Public Distrust GM Scientists?
Byline: SEAN POULTER MINISTERS were accused of deceit last night after covering up details of Britain's worst GM contamination blunder. It emerged that they were told a month ago that some 600 farms have been planted with imported oilseed rape...
The Semi-Attached; It Was Detached until the Next Door Neighbour Was Allowed to Build an Extension Just Eight Inches Away
Byline: GERARD BURKE AFTER searching for a new home, Brenda Dunkley finally settled on a detached house in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac. Seven years on, her house is still detached, but only just. Her next door neighbour has extended his house...
The Tarnished Man from the Moon Who Is to Marry Anna
Byline: ALISON BOSHOFF ANNA FORD spoke yesterday of her joy at becoming engaged to Colonel David Scott, a former Nasa astronaut who walked on the Moon in 1971. Miss Ford, 56, has been dating the Texan for a year, but kept news of the engagement...
The Unfolding of a GM Debacle
HOW very foolish they must be feeling today, all those scientists who so patronisingly dismissed Prince Charles's warning over the 'potentially disastrous consequences' of GM foods. Even as he delivered his Reith Lecture, news was trickling out of...
Tiger Who Won't Roar Set for the Kill Again
Byline: PETER JACKSON THERE is a danger that John Wells will find himself dragged out of the shadows by popular demand when Leicester take delivery of their Premiership crown on Sunday. For someone who is desperate to avoid the limelight, the...
Trusted Clerk's Thieving Leaves Village Penniless
A VILLAGE has been left virtually penniless after a parish council clerk stole more than [pounds sterling]40,000 from its bank accounts. Janet Woodmass even helped herself to money the residents had set aside to pay for a beat bobby. Her dishonesty...
Try Tender Loving Care
Byline: JENNY SHIELDS CLIMBING onto or up the property ladder is always an anxious time. Am I paying enough or am I paying way over the odds? It takes more courage knowing that the property requires a bit of work. However, buying a house that...
Tyson Let in Again; Outrage as Straw Grants Convicted Rapist Another Visa to Fight in Britain
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY JACK STRAW provoked a fresh storm yesterday by again granting convicted rapist Mike Tyson a visa to enter Britain. The American boxer, who created a furore when he was allowed into the UK for a contest earlier this year,...
Untested Drugs 'Put Children at Risk'
Byline: NICOLA WOOLCOCK CHILDREN are being put in danger by the prescribing of drugs which have been tested only on adults, it was claimed yesterday. The unregulated use of drugs could cause a repeat of a medical scandal such as Thalidomide,...
Vaccine Cocktail and Stress 'Doomed Gulf War Heroes'
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN VETERANS renewed calls for a full public inquiry into Gulf War Syndrome yesterday after new research reinforced the theory that the illness was caused by vaccines given to troops during the 1991 conflict. Experts concluded...
Wasting Away in the Country
Byline: MICHAEL COVENEY The Country (Royal Court) Verdict: Slow, boring drip of a dying marriage in the country Mr Kolpert (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) Verdict: Trite urban nihilism from Germany IIIII (No stars) Dolly West's Kitchen (Old Vic)...
Watch out For
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE * UMA THURMAN, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and Anjelica Huston, who turn the 'metaphysics and psychology' of Henry James's last novel, The Golden Bowl, into a vital and exciting exploration of passion and fatal...
Whitbread Looking Thirsty for De Vere
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER ACCORDING to the powers that be, corporate finance departments at most of the leading securities firms are working overtime on several tasty deals. Some are big, some small, but you can be sure that the market will be constantly...
Who Now Can Say That Charles Isn't Right?
Byline: GEOFFREY LEAN PRIDE, as we are all taught at our mother's knee, comes before a fall. But rarely can the tumble have come as immediately or as publicly as it did to some of our most eminent scientists yesterday. For a full 24 hours,...
Why Living in a Barn Is Going Down a Storm
Byline: LYNNE BATESON MORE people are becoming converts to the idea of living in a barn - but there are fewer farm buildings to convert. Barn living became fashionable about 15 years ago, but these days it is harder to become a member of the...
Why We Must Not Be Allowed to Host the World Cup
Byline: ERIC MOONMAN WITH ITS unique combination of physical skill and intellectual calculation, football is for me truly the beautiful game. I love it, and I love the intense emotions it inspires. It is a game which generates strong patriotic...
Widow's Plea for Probe after Hospital 'Allows Husband to Die'
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY A WIDOW is demanding an investigation into a cancer hospital after learning that doctors had ordered staff not to resuscitate her elderly husband. Sarah Young said she was given no warning that a junior doctor had twice...
Women Are the Losers If Tyson Fight Goes Ahead
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME IT is time we made up our iminds once and for all iabout violence against iwomen. Those who argue ithat rapist Mike Tyson should be allowed to box in Glasgow do women a great disservice. They are missing the point...
Workers Who Spend More Time Watching TV Than in the Office; Survey Exposes Myth of the Long-Hours Culture
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY THE theory that long office hours are taking their toll on family life was shaken yesterday when it emerged many people spend as much time watching television as they do working. Only one in three adults spend more than...
Wrong Numbers Pile on Pressure for BT Bosses
Byline: CLIFF FELTHAM THE future of British Telecom bosses could be on the line after the shares slumped and brokers slashed nearly [pounds sterling]1bn off forecast profits this year. There was widespread concern over BT's plans to double borrowings...