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Articles from January 9, 2001

Abbey and BoS Play on but Lloyds May Hold Trump Card
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND WILL Lloyds TSB be allowed to proceed with its [pounds sterling]20bn hostile bid for the Abbey National? The City is waiting with bated breath for the Office of Fair Trading to provide an answer. It is not an easy one to...
ALL OVER AS SAINTS GO MARCHING OFF; Big Showdown Spells the End for the Girls Who Never Got On
Byline: ALISON BOSHOFF THEY became almost as famous for their infighting as their music. Last night All Saints finally disintegrated - with founder members Shaznay Lewis and Melanie Blatt teaming up to sack the Appleton sisters, Nicole and Natalie....
Andrew's Precious Friend the Pop Singer; Publican's Daughter Who Sunbathed with the Prince
Byline: KATE HURRY HER presence in the holiday court of Prince Andrew exposed her to a new audience. Sunbathing topless on the deck of a yacht as Andrew enjoyed his Thai break, Jenny Frost made the most of her moment under the royal gaze. ...
A TALE OF TWO FATHERS; One Was an Adulterer Who Could Not Even Recognise His Daughter in the Street. the Other Married Her Mother and Has Loved Her Unconditionally Ever since. So Who Says Stepparents Are All Bad?
Byline: SARAH IVENS BY THE year 2010, there will be more stepfamilies in the UK than traditional nuclear ones. But what is the reality behind the statistic? Can growing up with a stepparent ever bring happiness to a child? SARAH IVENS, 25,...
At Last, a Drug to Tackle Hospital Superbug
Byline: JENNY HOPE;PAUL KENDALL A DRUG to fight the deadly hospital super-bugs was licensed yesterday in the UK - the first European country to give it the go-ahead. Doctors say that Zyvox, licensed in the U.S. last April, is the first truly...
Blunders by NHS Staff 'Cause 40,000 Deaths a Year'; Former Minister Demands Radical Action
Byline: GRAEME WILSON FORTY thousand patients die every year as a result of mistakes by NHS staff, a report claimed yesterday. Half this figure could be easily prevented by tougher safety procedures, according to senior Tory MP David Davis, chairman...
Blunkett Bid to Block Teachers' Pay Demand; Westminster Puts Pressure on as Fears Mount over Widening Pay Gap
THE Scottish Executive has come under pressure from senior Government Ministers in London to resist teachers' demands for a massive pay rise, it emerged last night. Chancellor Gordon Brown and Education Secretary David Blunkett are worried that...
Boyack So Buoyant; [Pounds Sterling]40,000 Move to Hearts Is Ideal, Says Dens Reject
Byline: RODDY THOMSON STEVEN BOYACK was last night poised to complete his [pounds sterling]40,000 move to Hearts - despite the understandable reluctance of under-pressure Ayr United manager Gordon Dalziel to release his on-loan player. The former...
Brasher Still Leads the Field
Byline: NIGEL DEMPSTER * THE same District Auditor who has criticised Lib-Dem Richmond Council in an 18-page report on a loan to the Dome's preferred buyer, Robert Bourne - which is going to cost the council [pounds sterling]11 million by the time...
Can Nasa's Space-Age Map Beat the Az?
Byline: CHRISTOPHER BARR EVERY week scores of new gadgets hit the shelves, claiming to be ever faster and smarter. One of the most popular gizmos is the latest generation of computerised maps, known as Sat Nav, which use military satellites to pinpoint...
Celts Will Struggle at Stair - If History Repeats Itself
Byline: ROGER HANNAH ROGER HANNAH recalls Stranraer's epic cup effort at Parkhead MARTIN O'NEILL will begin his quest for a debut Scottish Cup at the gateway to his Northern Ireland homeland after the third round draw sent Celtic to Stranraer. ...
Chalmers Looks Ahead to a Final Say with Quins
Byline: PETER JACKSON HARLEQUINS will ask Glasgow Caledonians to extend Craig Chalmers' loan until the end of the season and give the Scot one last fling at Twickenham. The surprise finalists in the Tetley's Bitter Cup are confident of renewing...
Chance to Prove Well Wrong
Byline: GEORGE GRANT ST MIRREN'S Jamie McGowan is desperate to send former club Motherwell out of the Tennents Scottish Cup and prove that they were wrong to let him go. The Love Street squad were informed of the draw as they touched down in...
Christian Aide; Redknapp Flies out to Unite Amoruso with Unsettled Dailly
Byline: ROGER HANNAH HARRY REDKNAPP last night took to the air in his attempts to unite Lorenzo Amoruso with Scotland stopper Christian Dailly at the heart of West Ham's defence. The Upton Park boss, who has agreed a [pounds sterling]3.5million...
Cook's Terrible Tours; Pioneer's New Firm Is Voted Worst for Problems
Byline: SEAN POULTER THOMAS COOK, the founder of the package holiday, would be turning in his grave. A new venture by the travel company he started has been named the worst in Britain for service and flight delays. JMC was hailed as the future...
Danny Boy out to Hit the Town
Byline: RAY MATTS DANNY Sonner tonight has the perfect opportunity to remove a stain which has tarnished his reputation. Birmingham's Northern Ireland midfielder makes his first competitive return to Portman Road on his 29th birthday desperate...
Decaying East Germany 'On the Brink of Total Collapse'
Byline: ALLAN HALL AN apocalyptic picture of eastern Germany on the verge of collapse and without hope unless billions more pounds are pumped into it has been painted by the leader of Germany's parliament. A leaked secret report on the dire condition...
Disturbing Truth about the Morning after Pill
Byline: STEPHANIE ZINSER THE morning after pill has been criticised for capitalising on and possibly even encouraging immoral and loose behaviour among young women, especially teenagers too young legally to have sex. But what does it do and just...
Dogs That Save Our Lives
Byline: BEVERLY KEMP MANY animal lovers consider their pets to be their best friends, but for some people their canine companions are a lifeline. The Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs trains animals to help people with a variety of conditions,...
Do You Really Know What's in Your Food?
Byline: STEPHANIE ZINSER WITH the huge variety of products on supermarket shelves, just how does a food catch our attention? Eye-catching packaging, clever positioning and memorable logos are part of the skill, but what exactly does it mean when...
ECLIPSED ! It Has Caused Wars, Mass Suicides and Even Led to the Discovery of America- and You Can See It from Your Doorstep at 8 O'clock Tonight It Has Caused Wars, Mass Suicides and Even Led to the Discovery of America- and You Can See It from Your Doorstep at 8 O'clock Tonight
Byline: JULIAN CHAMPKIN THE greatest show not on Earth that's the way it's been billed, and it's happening at a place near you tonight. One of the greatest total eclipses of the moon will cover the planet this evening, creating one of the most spectacular...
Everyone Wants a Piece of Healthy Dollar
Byline: ALAN FRASER A MAN was facing a prison sentence in Sacramento yesterday having been convicted of using the identity of Tiger Woods. On the other side of the world a sporting occasion in Melbourne, Australia, was found guilty of impersonating...
FLY WITH A FRIEND TO 21 DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS FROM AS LITTLE AS [Pounds Sterling]24 EACH
HERE'S Token One of our fantastic Go flight offer, giving you and a friend the chance to fly to 21 great destinations throughout Europe, at prices that won't break the bank. Go, the low-cost airline is offering all Daily Mail readers an exclusive...
From Strike Leader to Undisputed Boss; I Gave a Fiver to a Tramp in London Just Because He Said He Used to Live near My Mother
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN NO MATTER what kind of journey we make of life, where we started out will always be part of us. But only part. The first sentence is how Sir Alex Ferguson chose to open his autobiography, the second the inevitable conclusion...
Globetrotters Making SPL Bosses Travel Sick; Club versus Country Takes on a New Dimension with Transatlantic Treks
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS will cross the Atlantic later this week for their winter-break retreat in Florida as Champions League place rivals Hibernian head for Spain. But for Claudio Reyna and Russell Latapy the marathon shuttle runs are...
Grin and Bear It in the High Street as Sales Edge Higher
Byline: MICHAEL BAWS CHRISTMAS came late in the High Street. The much-needed shopping spree did not start until the 21st and it still left clothes chains looking threadbare. Only electrical goods shops and jewellers were smiling. The British...
Health on the Net
FEMAIL.CO.UK, the Mail's new website, is packed with health advice for all the family. Whether you want to talk to a qualified expert or someone going through the same experience as you, femail.co.uk is the only place to go.There's also information...
Hot Shots in the Dark; Blind Darts Player Scores Maximum 180 in Pub Match
WHEN Steve Geary stepped up to the oche to throw his first three darts in a crucial pub league match, the opposition and other drinkers took little notice. But when he threw the maximum of 180, teammates and opponents were left speechless - because...
How Dome Bidder Fell out with the Planners; Labour Donor Was Threatened with Prosecution
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE THE man poised to take over the Millennium Dome has been repeatedly threatened with prosecution for breaking planning laws, it emerged yesterday. The disclosure will raise further question marks about Robert Bourne's suitability...
How My Soldier Son Died after Serving in Bosnia
AS captain of the Parachute Regiment's boxing team and a physical training instructor, Corporal Alan Joy was one of the fittest men in the Armed Forces. But three years after serving in the Balkans, the 27-year-old was dead from leukaemia after...
How to Eat Fat and Lose Weight
Byline: JUDITH WILLS EATING the right kind of fats not only makes you healthier, it can also help you to lose weight. In the second part of JUDITH WILLS'S revolutionary new plan from her book The Omega Diet, she tells us why you've been consuming...
I Beat You Up Because I Love You So Much, Gascoigne Told Sheryl; Footballer's Ex-Wife Tells of Eight-Year Ordeal
PAUL GASCOIGNE beat up his former wife Sheryl then excused his violence by telling her, 'It's just because I love you so much', she revealed yesterday. The former model carried a placard bearing those words, saying it summed up her eight years with...
I Had Nothing to Do with Killings Says Ex- SS Man
Byline: LUCY LAING A FORMER member of the Waffen-SS, who was allowed into Britain to begin a new life at the end of the Second World War, last night insisted he had played no part in Nazi atrocities. Jurig Opara is among hundreds of former SS...
I'm Afraid I've Got to Diet to Keep on Working, Says Kate
Byline: ANNA WHITNEY WHEN it came to her curves, Kate Winslet always seemed beyond compromise. Resolutely refusing to join the Hollywood waif brigade, she insisted it was time movie audiences accepted women as they were. Until she had a baby....
Income's Sky High for Cup Minnows
Byline: ROGER HANNAH SCOTTISH CUP minnows Stranraer will earn the equivalent of four years' income as the Sky TV spotlight falls on their third-round tie with SPL leaders Celtic at Stair Park. The [pounds sterling]200,000 jackpot was confirmed...
In-Demand Forsyth Facing Date Dilemma
Byline: JIM BLACK A DATE clash with the Murphy's Irish Open could deprive the Gleneagles Scottish Championship in June of its star performer, Alastair Forsyth. The 24-year-old golfer from Paisley faces something of a dilemma in deciding between...
Legal Move to Put Nazi War Crimes Suspect on Trial
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK A SUSPECTED Nazi war criminal once branded a mass murderer by a High Court judge was last night facing the threat of extradition to face trial. The Lithuanian government is to ask Britain to return 83-year- old Anton...
Leos, but Different Stars; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDANTS
QUESTION Is Leo G. Carroll, who was the U.N.C.L.E. chief, the same person as Leo Carrillo, who played Gene Autry's Mexican sidekick in the late Thirties and early Forties cowboy films? LEO G. CARROLL was born in Weedon, Northamptonshire, in 1892...
Live TV Date Swells Dagenham Jackpot; DIALLING THE WORLD OF SOCCER
Byline: IVAN SPECK FA CUP heroes Dagenham & Redbridge were yesterday counting the financial bonanza from their epic 1-1 draw at Charlton, which will total nearly [pounds sterling]300,000. Next Wednesday's third-round replay will be televised...
Lockerbie Two Will Not Give Evidence
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK RELATIVES of the Lockerbie bombing victims spoke of their dismay last night after it emerged neither of the two men accused of the atrocity will give evidence in court. The announcement that no further evidence would...
Man's Two-Mile Drive with Body on Car Roof; Motorist 'Dared Not Look' as Victim's Arm Touched His Shoulder
A MOTORIST hit an elderly pedestrian then drove for more than two miles with the dead man's body on his car roof, a court heard yesterday. One of the man's arms dangled down through the vehicle's broken sun roof and the driver felt it touch him...
Mark's Recall Target
HIBS youngster Mark Dempsie hopes to put a nightmare year behind him as he seeks a return to the first team. The 20-year-old ended a brief loan spell with First Division Raith Rovers last week, a move which reflected his luck over the past 12 months....
Menace of Political Correctness Has Tamed My Girl
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY ONCE upon a time she was smacked with a big slipper by her father after she tore apart her mother's feather duster to make a Red Indian head-dress. But the punishments meted out to contain the wild and unruly behaviour of...
M&S Is 'Worst Investment'
MARKS & SPENCER'S troubles deepened yesterday when it was named the worst investment out of Britain's 350 biggest businesses. Anyone putting money into the High Street chain three years ago would have lost two-thirds of their investment because...
My Word! What Have They Done to Janet and John? 25 Years after They Were Scorned as Irrelevant, the Brother and Sister Who Helped Millions Learn to Read Are Back, Visiting a Car Boot Sale and a Disco
Byline: LAURA CLARK A quarter of a century after they fell out of favour, the brother and sister who helped millions learn to read are making a comeback. The new-look Janet and John will appear on the bookshelves this week, 52 years after their...
Net Loss for Fishing; Conservation Measures Could Ruin Half of the Scottish Fleet
Byline: IAN SMITH THE beleaguered fishing industry is bracing itself for Draconian new conservation measures which could put half the Scottish fleet out of business for good. European Commissioners want to impose strict regulations on the type...
New Skin That Brings Hope for Serious Burns Victims
Byline: MARION MCKAY A NEW approach to skin cell transplantation developed by British scientists is radically improving the appearance of burns victims. By incorporating a technique pioneered in Australia, experts have devised a procedure to...
NEWYEAR, NEWYOU/ Free Book for Every Reader
TODAY is the second day of our great offer to claim a FREE book to help you get a head start in the New Year health race. We've teamed up with Thorsons, Britain's leading Health, Mind, Body and Spirit publisher, to offer you a free copy of Cleanse...
No More Ford Cars Will Be Built in Britain
CARS bearing the famous blue Ford badge will never again be built in Britain, the company's global boss Jac Nasser said last night. Production of Ford cars will cease for good next year when the Fiesta, currently built at Dagen-ham, is axed and...
No Time to Lose; Fowler's Anfield Future in Balance
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS ROBBIE FOWLER has lost a few allies during an apparently doomed campaign to salvage a future at Liverpool and has now been forced to concede that time is also against him. Fowler last night returned to action for the first...
Outrage over the Killers' Secret Lives; after a Cosy Existence, an Escape to Anonymity
Byline: DON HUNTER;MICHAEL SEAMARK FROM the moment in November 1993 when Venables and Thompson, then aged 11, went their different ways to separate local authority secure units, they have been unlike any other young prisoners. In her judgment...
Past Master Burley Plots a Future in Europe for His Brave New Ipswich
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON IT IS not a shadow hanging over Portman Road, but for George Burley the Ipswich past of which he was an integral part is something he cannot forget. As the intelligent, probing right back in Bobby Robson's side, Burley shared...
Pick of the Day
DRAMA: Judge John Deed, BBC1, 8pm MARTIN SHAW is excellent in this feature-length drama in which he plays an unconventional judge. But like the ill-fated Fish, which starred Paul McGann as an unconventional lawyer, this appears to be yet another...
Police Deny Allegations of Racism
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY A SENIOR police officer last night strongly defended the conduct of his force following complaints by a leading Asian that he was left to the mercy of racist thugs. Haq Nawaz Ghani, 51, claimed he was dragged from the doorstep...
Pupils Will Be the Real Victims of This Brinkmanship
Byline: HAMISH MACDONELL THERE is a particular irony about the predicament in which Jack McConnell finds himself. As the Finance Minister last year, he had to enforce strict spending limits and tell Cabinet colleagues they could not have all...
Racehorse Run Down in 'Road Rage' Horror Is Destroyed
A RACEHORSE had to be destroyed yesterday after a car was reversed into it in a suspected road rage incident. The 54-year-old driver had clashed with a trainer who was taking four horses back from the gallops at Epsom, Surrey. When a Ford Fiesta...
Raynsford Is Bald (and Not Only in the Hair Department)
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS HAS this Government no respect for British tradition? Yesterday it proposed an end to the historic custom of property rip-offs. We're talking centuries of established behaviour by developers ('conning first-time buyers...
Report Pinpoints Scotland's New 'Heroin Capital'
Byline: IAN SMITH THE former shipbuilding heartland o f Scotland has become the country's heroin capital. Inverclyde - on the banks of the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow - was yesterday revealed as the worst affected area in a new report....
Ricard Scorcher; Hamilton Increases Bradford Problems
Byline: PETER FERGUSON Bradford City . . . . .. . . . . .0 Middlesbrough . . . .. . . . . . .1 HAMILTON Ricard conjured up a moment of South American magic to lift a lacklustre FA Cup tie and deliver an ironic coup de grace at Valley Parade...
Robbers Threatened Wife with Aids Jab
A WIFE told yesterday how she feared for her life when Rolex robbers burst into her isolated country cottage as she slept. Lesley Foreman, 53, was punched in the face, bound and gagged by masked raiders who began ransacking her home. The thugs...
Robot Surgeon with Three Healing Hands
Byline: BEEZY MARSH THE surgeon has superhuman sight and hands that perform the most precise movement without ever faltering or shaking. The awesome control involved is expected to revolutionise operations for life-threatening conditions, slashing...
RSI of the Office Everything You Need to Know about This Scourge
Byline: ANGELA GREEN REPETITIVE strain injury (RSI) is fast becoming the scourge of the workplace. But experts are also warning of an explosion of RSI among youngsters due to time spent using computers. RSI, an umbrella term covering all kinds...
Run out of Town; I Was Abused by a Racist Australian Umpire, Says Surrey Man
Byline: RICHARD SHEARS A YOUNG black English cricketer will head for home today, broken hearted after being racially abused by an umpire who swore at him and told him to 'go back where you came from'. Michael Carberry, 20, an allrounder on the...
Safeway Parties but Sainsbury Slumps; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER INVESTORS filled their trolleys with Safeway ahead of next Tuesday's Christmas trading statement, lifting shares of the UK's fourth biggest supermarket group 10 1 /2p to 311p. More than 17m changed hands as dealers heard gossip...
Sarries Show the Wray out; 'We Were So Bad I Couldn't Bear to Watch'
Byline: PETER JACKSON SARACENS owner Nigel Wray warned of another crisis in English rugby yesterday after walking out during his team's 19-8 Premiership defeat against rock-bottom Rotherham The worst in a series of setbacks suffered by a club properly...
Say Oui to Learning
Byline: TONY HALPIN SCHOOL Standards Minister Estelle Morris wants to polish up her French so that she can converse more fluently on holiday. Education Minister Jacqui Smith plans to learn Spanish, and Liberal Democrat education spokesman Phil...
Sex Abuse at School Where Mixed Nude Bathing Was the Norm
Byline: TINA DAWSON A TEACHER sexually abused a 13-year-old girl at a boarding school where staff and pupils swam naked together, a court heard yesterday. Nigel Cartwright, 49, had regular sex sessions with the youngster in his room and in the...
Shame of 'Rogue' Doctor in Child Organs Scandal
Byline: BEEZY MARSH THE pathologist behind an NHS body parts scandal is to be condemned as a 'rogue' doctor in a Government report detailing how he exploited guidelines to build up a gruesome collection of children's organs. Ministers are preparing...
Sheringham's Not Betting on Treble Chance
Byline: IAN MCGARRY HE may have relived some of the glory of Manchester United's European Cup triumph on Sunday afternoon but Teddy Sheringham's late winner at runaway First Division leaders Fulham will not herald an encore of the 1999 Treble. ...
Shower of Glass, Then Man on Murder Charge Batters a Woman Judge
Byline: WAYNE FRANCIS;STEPHEN WRIGHT;WAYNE FRANCIS;STEPHEN WRIGHT IN COURT 11 of the Old Bailey it seemed very much business as usual yesterday morning. Judge Ann Goddard, QC, had just adjourned a pretrial hearing so the defendant could consult...
Sir Eddie Steadies Fears of Worldwide Recession; Outlook for British Economy Is Still Rosy, Says Bank of England Chief
BRITAIN need have no fear of a recession, Sir Eddie George said last night. The Bank of England governor joined bankers from major countries to present an upbeat picture of the world economy. They said they expected a 'soft landing' rather than...
Something Borrowed; Bride Caught out Posing for Local Paper in Stolen Gown
Byline: LUCIE MORRIS WHEN a wedding picture appeared in the local paper, one reader studied it with unusual interest. 'Hey, that's my dress,' exclaimed Linda Purdey, the owner of a bridal wear shop. She recognised the [pounds sterling]350...
Sorry, Mr Dyke, You're the Most 'Hideous' Thing about the BBC
Byline: LEO MCKINSTRY GREG DYKE'S attack on the organisation he leads, the BBC, could not have been more badly misplaced. His extraordinary comment in a Radio Scotland interview last weekend that the Corporation is 'hideously white' could not be...
Speeding? Blame My Mother-in-Law
Byline: EDDIE BARNES A SPEEDING doctor who drove at twice the normal speed limit was allowed back on the roads last night after claiming he had been distracted by his mother-in-law. Dr Robert Lindsay, 48, was being talked at by his mother-in-law...
STONEHENGE'S 'SECRET' MAKEOVER; How It Was Rebuilt Last Century . . .and Set in Concrete
Byline: LUCIE MORRIS FOR a million visitors a year Stonehenge is a mystical experience; a trip 4,000 years back in time. They marvel at the ancient technology which enabled the massive circle of Welsh bluestones to be erected on Salisbury Plain....
Sturrock Happy to Be out of the Tannadice Heat and Back on His Training Ground Beat
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT IN the first of a weeklong series following the fortunes of Scottish managers working in England, BRIAN SCOTT speaks to the former Dundee United boss as he carves out a new career for himself at Plymouth Argyle IF PAUL STURROCK...
Sympathy in Court for Doctor Who Stole Drugs
Byline: VALERIE MACGREGOR A DOCTOR who stole hospital drugs to help him sleep because he was exhausted with overwork was admonished in court yesterday. Sheriff James Farrell told Dr Jakob Swart, 27, there were 'substantial and unusual' reasons...
Tension, Boredom and the Prisoners.The Truth about; MADONNA EXPOSEDCONCLUDING OUR INVESTIGATION OF MADONNA'S PRIVATE LIFE, WE PENETRATE THE SECRECY OF SKIBO
Byline: RICHARD PENDLEBURY RENOWNED for her controlling behaviour, it was no surprise that Madonna's wedding to film director Guy Ritchie was shrouded in unprecedented secrecy. But here, in the final part of our hard-hitting investigation into Madonna's...
Terror in the Mud Firemen Build a Bridge of Ladders; Firemen Build a Bridge of Ladders Friends Digging for Worms Sink Up to Their Shoulders in Freezing Ooze Terror in the Mud
TERRIFIED, helpless and shivering, two boys struggle shoulder-deep in freezing mud. Every move they make causes them to sink deeper. And at more than 150 yards from the riverbank, there seems no way they can be rescued. This was the daunting...
The Best Ways to Fight Your Osteoarthritis
Byline: DR JOHN BRIFFA OF ALL the 80 or so joint conditions that are currently medically recognised, osteoarthritis is by far the most common. It affects one-third of the population aged between 45 and 65, and three-quarters of individuals thereafter...
The Bogus Bargains; Currys Must Pay [Pounds Sterling]18,200 over Washing Machine Price Scam
CURRYS was fined [pounds sterling]3,000 yesterday for misleading customers over washing machine prices. The electrical retailer duped buyers into believing they had a bargain by displaying bogus 'excluding trade-in' prices. It also put 'reduced...
The Cancer 'Timebomb' in Balkan War Shells
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE FURTHER evidence emerged yesterday of the health risks of the uranium ammunition blamed for mystery illnesses among soldiers serving in the Balkans. Official reports by the British and American governments reveal how deadly...
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH; 70 Million Pilgrims, Naked Holy Men, Beds of Nails to Sleep on and a Sacred Five-Legged Cow - Welcome to the World's Most Incredible Gathering of Humanity
Byline: REBECCA FOWLER THE holy men are arriving on foot in their finest orange robes, the hermits in their threadbare rags, and the women in their brightest saris. Up to 70million pilgrims will head to the shores of the River Ganges over the next...
The Light Fantastic That Glowed for 70 Years; Too Dim to Read the Paper by, but Wonder Bulb Never Needed Changing
Byline: BILL MOULAND IT is hardly the most illuminating setting. But the gents' lavatory at the electrics and ironmongery store Martin and Newby is claiming a record for one of the world's longestlasting lightbulbs. No one had given the little...
The Nhs Blunders That Kill 4o,ooo Patients
Byline: GRAEME WILSON;HAMISH MACDONELL FORTY thousand patients die every year as a result of mistakes by NHS staff, a disturbing new report revealed yesterday. Around half this figure - as many as 20,000 deaths - could easily be prevented by...
The Rail Users Who Will Never Return
Byline: DARREN BEHAR THOUSANDS of former passengers may never return to the ailing railways after months of chaos, according to a report revealed yesterday. Last October's Hatfield crash, speed restrictions and fare increases have had a devastating...
The Reason I Gave Morse Diabetes. ME & MY HEALTH
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE THE creator of the phenomenally successful - but now sadly deceased - Inspector Morse has suffered from diabetes for 15 years. Here, Colin Dexter, who lives in Oxford with his wife, Dorothy, tells BONNIE ESTRIDGE how he copes...
The Wonder of Triplets; When This Couple Had IVF Treatment the Last Thing They Expected Was to Have Triplets. Two Years on They Are Permanently Exhausted and Have Only Coped with the Help of Their Family. but Do They Regret It? Not for One Moment
Byline: RACHEL HALLIWELL A COUPLE recently successfully sued a fertility clinic after the woman, Patricia Thompson, conceived triplets rather than the one baby she had wanted. They claimed having triplets was an almost intolerable strain. Ingrid...
Time Up Sven
Byline: IAN MCGARRY SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON is set to quit as Lazio manager and walk straight into his job of coaching England. The Swede is expected to make an announcement on his future today, when it is believed that he will formally resign from...
Tiutchev in Top Form
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE ARKLE winner Tiutchev, gets a chance to redeem his reputation, following his disappointing run in the in the Tingle Creek Chase at Cheltenham last month, when he and stable companion Get Real run in the Victor Chandler at...
Uniform Approach
Byline: JAMES GRYLLS THEY have had a chequered history, with youngsters who were forced to wear them railing against their lack of style, but school uniforms are back in fashion. The Scottish Executive is appointing a task force to look at discipline...
Vieira Reeling; FA Won't View Film Evidence of Tackle
Byline: IAN LADYMAN ARSENE WENGER last night questioned the FA's decision not to charge Carlisle's Richard Prokas for the appalling two-footed challenge on Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira on Saturday. The FA confirmed yesterday that it would...
Wear Your Honour with Pride, Say Campaigners
Byline: JONATHAN IRWIN PEOPLE honoured by the Queen should be allowed to wear their awards with pride, campaigners said last night. Sir Jeremy Isaacs wants those honoured with everything from an OBE to an MBE or knighthood to be allowed wear...
'We Believe These Shells Are Killing Our Children'
Everybody is painfully aware of the proximity of the Ministry of Defence's Dundrennan testing range but few are prepared to speculate about the impact it has had on the community. Dan Kenny, however, is an exception. The 80-year-old activist has...
What Price Innocence?
Byline: PETER PATERSON The Innocent (ITV) THE war between the sexes has reached a new height of intensity over the past two nights, with Caroline Quentin and Clare Holman providing doughty new champions for the women's cause. In The Innocent,...
Why Labour's Failures Are All Too Public
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER WE HAVE to admit it. There is no point in denial. Labour has made a pretty good fist of running the economy. Oh, I know about the 27 'stealth taxes' which, so the Tories claim, have made an average family [pounds sterling]670...
Wife's Terror as Football Hero Took on Burglar; Police and Father-in-Law Praise Everton Striker Ferguson
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON FOOTBALLER Duncan Ferguson's wife told yesterday of the terrifying moment when burglars burst into their home as their baby slept upstairs. Janine Ferguson screamed as a raider attacked her husband with a bottle. But...
Wise Stays at Chelsea after All
Byline: IAN MCGARRY;IAN LADYMAN CHELSEA have persuaded Dennis Wise to perform a dramatic about-turn and pledge his future to Stamford Bridge. Blackburn Rovers, who almost signed the 34-year-old England midfielder in the summer, were sure they...
Writing Was on the Wall for Sven a Long Time Ago
Byline: IAN MCGARRY THERE is no sign to indicate that you have stumbled on the training HQ of SS Lazio. The steel gates of Formello are grey and heavy and emit a sombre message of their own: outsiders are not welcome. A small band of fans keeps...