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Articles from June 13, 2001

[0] the Demise of Natural Childbirth
Byline: BEEZY MARSH DOCTORS were accused of meddling with motherhood yesterday over alarming rises in induced and Caesarean births. New figures show that only about half of all births are now natural. Childbirth experts said the health of...
100ft from Disaster; Heathrow Jets within Split Second of Runway Crash
Byline: RAY MASSEY HUNDREDS of passengers came within a split second of one of Britain's worst aviation disasters when two jets missed colliding by around 100ft. The drama happened when an air traffic controller was supervising a trainee as she...
A Missile Thrush Is Heard Again. THE WAY IT IS
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS EARLY in the morning in the new wilderness of Greenham Common, a nightingale danced in the air and sent its music across miles of rubble and yellow gorse. The sky seemed to be singing. Then there was another sound, and it...
And Here Are the Palatial Pads Fit for a Minister
THEY are the sumptuous homes in London and the Home Counties to which every Government Minister aspires. But only the lucky few get to live in luxury like minor royals. The grace-and-favour official residences allocated to key Cabinet figures...
Archer, His 'Six Girlfriends' and a Game of Hide the Photos in His Penthouse Flat
Byline: NEIL SEARS LORD Archer and his wife led separate lives while the Tory peer was seeing up to seven girlfriends, the Old Bailey heard yesterday. The novelist's main lover, Andrina Colquhoun, became so at home at his London flat that she...
Arrogance That Wrecks Lives; Tony Hazell Has the Last Word
Byline: TONY HAZELL THE early Nineties was a disastrous time for homeowners as sky-high interest rates pushed many into arrears and ultimately repossession. It was the consequence of the mass lunacy that overtook the housing market in the late...
Back in the Groove; Now Garcia Gets in the Mood to Give Woods a Run for His Money
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON SERGIO GARCIA thought he would be challenging Tiger Woods every week after losing a close one in the 1999 U.S.PGA Championship at Medinah. The rookie year to end them all had just culminated in a miracle shot that seemed...
Backlash as Gay Rights Group Gets Huge Lottery Grant
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY A MILITANT gay rights group that championed the repeal of Section 28 has been awarded almost [pound]400,000 of funding from the National Lottery. Stonewall Scotland, which campaigned to remove the law banning the promotion...
Banks Losing Millions of Disgruntled Customers
Byline: SEAN POULTER RECORD numbers of customers are abandoning the big-name banks in a revolt against rip-off charges and miserly interest rates. Campaigns by consumer groups highlighting the poor deal offered by many High Street accounts have...
Boy, 15, Set to Be Charged with Murdering Damilola
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT DETECTIVES are on the brink of charging a boy of 15 with the murder of Damilola Taylor, it emerged last night. Crown Prosecution Service lawyers have advised Scotland Yard there is enough evidence to prosecute at least...
Brown Main Man in the Muddle
Byline: PETER JOHNSON IF THE famous Lord's honours board recorded the heroic victims of England's muddled planning, Ally Brown's name would be writ large. For the past six years - summer and winter - England have experimented with what they have,...
Cabinet Pay Backlash; Blair Warned Public Sector May Join the Queue for Cash
Byline: JOHN DEANS TONY Blair's post-election pay rises for himself and his Cabinet were strongly criticised yesterday. Union leaders and Opposition MPs condemned the increases - 40 per cent for the Premier and more than 15 per cent for his chief...
Can He Bring the Tories Back from the Dead?
Byline: EDWARD HEATHCOAT AMORY LAST Saturday night, Michael Portillo was among the congregation of a gospel church in central Morocco. The night was warm, the stars shone, the drums were beating, and the congregation sang the anthem: 'Michael,...
Captain Campbell Ordered to Race for a Place in Britain's European Cup Bid; ATHLETICS
Byline: NEIL WILSON DARREN Campbell was told yesterday he must run for his 200 m e t r e s p l a c e i n Britain's team, nine months after winning O l y m p i c s i l v e r i n Sydney. Campbell found himself in the odd position o f b e i n g...
Channel 4 Screens New Pictures of Bulger Killers
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON UNPUBLISHED pictures of James Bulger's killers were broadcast on national television last night. The police 'mugshots' of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were taken shortly after their arrest for the murder of the two-year-old....
Chaos Looms over Stakeholder Scam
Byline: MATT KOVAC THE spectre of a fresh pension misselling scandal is looming amid suggestions that salesmen have been misleading small businesses over stakeholder pension rules. The bad advice could leave employees exposed to high-charging...
Chelsea's Windfall for Savers in Old Accounts
Byline: TONY HAZELL CHELSEA Building Society has agreed to pay extra interest to 12,700 customers following an investigation into its obsolete savings accounts. The Banking Code Standards Board, which monitors the banks' and building societies'...
Children Who Pick Up a Dangerous Taste for Dieting
Byline: PAUL KENDALL CHILDREN as young as three could be driven towards obesity and eating disorders by neurotic parents. Nutritionists have found youngsters whose parents are on diets or overanxious about food have a much greater risk of developing...
Cling Film Invasion; Caterpillar Army Marches into Homes and Covers Streets in Webs of Silk
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON IT WAS the stuff of nightmares when the caterpillars arrived, turning the streets into what looked like moving carpets. They climbed walls, abseiled down trees on silken lines and crawled under doors and into homes. As...
Commentary
Byline: BRUCE ANDERSON WE HAVE just had the most apathetic election in British history. Fewer than three in five voters could be bothered to turn out, and canvassers of all parties reported widespread cynicism. That was Tony Blair's cue. When...
Cool Birdie Colour Codes; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION Why do birds in hot countries tend to be more colourful than those in cold countries? ALTHOUGH we may enjoy the colours of birds' feathers, especially bright ones such as kingfishers or goldfinches, their colouring does perform various...
Coronation Strike?; Street Veterans Call in Equity after Threat to Their Pay
Byline: TONI BONNICI CORONATION Street could be hit by an actors' strike amid an escalating row over their pay and perks. Stars have called in the actors' union Equity after Granada, which makes the ITV soap, tried to introduce new contracts...
Coronation Strike?; Street Veterans Call in Equity after Threat to Their Salaries
Byline: TONI BONNICI CORONATION Street could be hit by an actors' strike amid an escalating row over their pay and perks. Stars have called in the actors' union Equity after Granada, which makes the ITV soap, tried to introduce new contracts...
Crespo Is Poised to Rob Rival Larsson at the Double; FOOTBALL SPECIAL Lazio Striker Takes Battle for Top Award to Final Day of Season
Byline: ROGER HANNAH HIS FLOWING mane is as beloved as Henrik Larsson' s extended tongue, his goalscoring feet have been blessed by the Pope - and now Hernan Crespo is ready to put the boot into the Celtic star's Golden Shoe ambitions. The [pound]37million...
Cricket Fans on an Ugly Bug Trawl
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN THEY seek him here, they seek him there - but experts fear the mole cricket may have gone forever. Though it is a giant of the insect kingdom, the ugly bug, once common throughout the British Isles, has all but vanished....
Debt Hell That Came Back to Haunt Us
Byline: CHARLOTTE BEUGGE A HEALTH service worker is being chased to repay a mortgage shortfall debt of more than [pound]17,000 dating back 10 years - despite a lenders' code of practice that says such debts will not be pursued beyond six years....
Don't Fall into Savings Trap
Byline: SYLVIA MORRIS PENSIONERS are falling foul of National Savings rules which use harsh penalties to tie up their money for five years. The rules affect any saver with maturing Pensioners Bonds. Though they were designed to prevent savings...
'Dying Cancer Victim Told: You've Got Flu'
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE A FATHER of two died in agony after a 'catalogue of failures' by doctors who failed to diagnose a cancerous tumour in his neck, a court was told yesterday Malcolm Harding, 41, had six consultations with hospital doctors and...
English Tell Milne Anglo-Scottish Cup Is a Non Starter
Byline: RODDY THOMSON COVENTRY CITY chairman Bryan Richardson led the voices of derision yesterday after his Aberdeen counterpart Stewart Milne raised the prospect of a merger between the League Cups north and south of the border. As Scotland's...
Families Need Fathers
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY FATHERS are just as important as mothers in a child's upbringing, research shows. The presence of a father means children are more likely to succeed at school and less likely to commit crime. Those from two-parent families...
Father's Day Gift Guide; from [Pounds]10 to [Pound]100, We Help You Choose the Perfect Present for Every Pocket
Byline: NICOLE SIMMONDS UNDER [pound]10 ABOVE: Bloody Mary Mix, [pound]6, Jerry's Home Store, 020 7436 7177 ABOVE: Alarm clock, [pound]9, Marks & Spencer, 020 7268 1234 ABOVE: The common man shaving cream, [pound]9.50, Philosophy at Space...
First Class Only; Winner Takes All as Old Firm Lose Euro Safety Net
Byline: ROGER HANNAH CELTIC and Rangers will have to fight a win-or-bust title race next season after UEFA whipped away the multimillion-pound safety net of a second Champions League place. Last season's Old Firm European failures - and similar...
Getty's [Pounds]5m Gift for the Tories
Byline: DAVID HUGHES THE Tory Party received a [pound]5million cheque from American-born billionaire Sir John Paul Getty II 48 hours before last week's election defeat, it emerged last night. The biggest- ever single donation to a political party...
Gio Superior to Lampard, Says De Boer; AROUND THE GROUNDS
RONALD DE BOER last night told Chelsea they have blundered by moving for [pound]11million Frank Lampard rather than increasing their bid for Giovanni van Bronckhorst. De Boer believes his Rangers and Holland team-mate - for whom Claudio Ranieri...
GOODBYE JULES AND CHARLOTTE; the Former England Rugby Captain Nigel Starmer-Smith Watched as Two of His Children Died in Their Teens. Here, His Only Surviving Son Pays Tribute to His Brother and Sister
Byline: CHARLIE STARMER-SMITH LAST month I lost my 19-year-old brother Jules to a very rare form of cancer. The disease worked quickly: although Jules fought hard, he lost his battle only six weeks after he fell ill. Nine years ago I also lost...
Greg Slips Through
Byline: NIGEL CLARKE GREG Rusedski s u f f e r e d another skidding fall as he won through to the third round of the Stella Artois Championships, the tournament that has become a vital stepping stone to his Wimbledon challenge. Rusedski disposed...
Guessing over Europe; New Investors May Be Better off in the UK
Byline: JANE WALLACE TWO years ago Europe was widely tipped as the place to invest, but now most advisers find it difficult to summon up enthusiasm. Over the past 12 months, the average Europe fund has lost about a fifth of its value, figures...
Half-Price Breaks for the Summer
TODAY is the last day of our superb summer break offer to enjoy a half-price stay at a Macdonald Hotel. Scottish Daily Mail readers can take advantage of an exclusive 50 per cent off two nights B&B at Quality Breaks prices, which start at only...
Health Budget Loses out as Britain Booms
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY BRITAIN spends less on health care than anywhere in the EU apart from the poorest countries, a report revealed yesterday. Only Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland put less money into medical services than the Government...
Health Budget Losing out as GPs Demand Better Deal
Byline: VIC RODRICK BRITAIN spends less on health care than anywhere in the EU apart from the poorest countries, a report revealed yesterday. Only Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland invest less in medical services than the Government injects...
Help! Our Caravan Is in a Fix
Byline: MARGARET STONE YEARS ago, our local Mencap society bought a caravan on a Haven Leisure site at Heacham Beach, Norfolk. Last year the site was taken over by Bourne Leisure Group. We have not received invoices in the financial year when expenses...
Henman Still Believes He' Ll Be Champion
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN THE CRITICS, the coaches and the heroes of days gone by can all have their say. Nothing will shake Tim Henman's conviction that he can win Wimbledon. He's not promising that he will be crowned champion next month, of course....
Homes Close Doors on the Elderly
Byline: TINA DAWSON HOSPITAL operations are under threat today as private nursing home owners close their doors to elderly residents in a row over fees. Homes in and around Aberdeen say there will be no new admissions unless the city council...
How Cher Was Unmasked, Still Wearing Her Facepack; in an Unguarded Moment, the Star Who Always Likes to Look Her Best
Byline: NADIA COHEN CHER is well known for having the odd nip and tuck to keep every part of her 54-year-old body looking in prime condition. But it seems that her beauty routine requires the odd lotion and potion as well. For once unconcerned...
How to Top Up Your Failing Endowment
Byline: JUSTIN HARPER MILLIONS of homebuyers have been warned that their endowments won't repay their mortgage. However big your shortfall, it is vital to take immediate action to get your mortgage back on track. Your decision should depend...
I'll Never Marry Again, Vows Lottery Pensioner; Grandfather, 79, Who Scooped [Pounds]3.2m, Settles Dispute with 49-Year-Old Wife
Byline: DEREK LAMBIE A 49- YEAR- OLD woman yesterday agreed divorce terms with the 79-year- old lottery winner she wed three years ago. The surprise deal brought to an end the turbulent marriage of pensioner Tom Moffat and Emily Mitchell. ...
Independent on the Brink
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE attempt to float a lifeboat for Independent Insurance, where the shares were suspended on Monday, is looking fraught. HSBC and brokers Collins Stewart, who have been leading the effort to recapitalise the company with a...
Insurer Seeks Trade Buyer as Funding Hopes Flounder
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR ATTEMPTS to pull off a rescue of Independent Insurance took on a new urgency last night after an effort to stitch together a rights issue to raise up to [pound]200m appeared to be coming apart. Top executives at the group,...
Investors Should Avoid the 45-Minute Meltdown
BEWARE the witching hour - or 45 minutes between 10am and 10.45am on Friday morning when the stock market is expected to be unusually volatile. This is 'double witching' time when financial bets called futures and options made on the FTSE 100 index...
I Thought My Career Was over, Says Monty
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON SO OFTEN the bridesmaid at the U.S. Open, Colin Montgomerie finds his status this time more in keeping with the confetti cleaner. He is normally among the favourites, but it is possible to get odds of 66-1 against him...
Latapy's Love of High Living Lands Him in More Bother
Byline: ROGER HANNAH RUSSELL LATAPY is in trouble again after breaking international team orders and going on another night out with Trinidad teammate Dwight Yorke. Latapy, who was sacked by Hibernian manager Alex McLeish after breaking a club...
Lost Magic of Birth in an Age of Convenience; Why We Must Resist the Push for Induced Deliveries
Byline: KATIE GRANT AS the time to give birth draws near, as it has three times for me, one of the most irritating questions is always, 'You still here, then?', from people who are not quite sure what to say during those long, last weeks of pregnancy....
Magical Marcus Is Let Down Again; Opener's Brilliance Is Wasted by Sloppy Colleagues
Byline: MIKE DICKSON EVEN Marcus Trescothick, m i l d m a n nered as he is, could have been excused for aiming a swing at a few of his team-mates yesterday. Trescothick carved out 137 in the NatWest series clash with Pakistan at Lord's. But apart...
Man Cleared of Suspicion Inherits Nearly [Pounds]1million
Byline: DAVID WILKES A MAN who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly millionaire has inherited the bulk of the dead man's fortune. John Hart had lived under a cloud of suspicion since Lawrence Dabbs was found dead in the fume-filled...
Mandy Moves into [Pounds]4m Turncoat Towers; as His Colleagues Enjoy the Trappings of High Office, Peter Mandelson Finds a Place at the Heart of the Establishment (Shaun Woodward's House)
Byline: TOM RAWSTORNE Dry cleaning chauffeured to their door Bodyguards in two cars on constant alert Live-in butler serves him and Reinaldo A PASSION for property and friendships with the seriously rich have twice cost Peter Mandelson...
Martina's [Pounds]25m Foot 'Fault'
Byline: SARAH CHALMERS MARTINA Hingis has filed a [pound]25million lawsuit against the Italian sportswear firm she claims damaged her feet and her career. The world's top female tennis player signed a five-year sponsorship deal worth [pound]3.5million...
McClaren Back in England Fold Yesterday
Byline: STEVEN BAKER STEVEN BAKER on the new arrival at the Riverside MIDDLESBROUGH have given Steve McClaren their blessing to return to the England fold for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Germany. McClaren was barred from linking...
Morris Orders Review of New Exams
AN URGENT review of the controversial AS examinations was ordered yesterday after furious complaints from schools. New Education Secretary Estelle Morris said she had 'listened carefully' to criticism of the exams, currently being taken by up to...
Mortgage Jitters as Inflation Hits a High
Byline: SEAN POULTER HOME buyers could face rising interest rates in the wake of the highest inflation for two years. Inflation jumped to 2.4 per cent last month, a rise largely driven by a 41 per cent surge in the price of fresh produce. ...
Nokia Sends a Grim Message to Footsie
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER ALREADY slightly in the red after stronger-than-expected inflation figures dampened expectations of a short-term cut in interest rates, the Footsie's alarm bell was rung by a shock profits warning from mobile phone giant Nokia....
No Rush to Dump the Pound, Says Brown's Adviser
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER;DAVID HUGHES GORDON Brown's top adviser last night dashed speculation that the Government is ready to rush into a referendum on the euro. Ed Balls, the Chancellor's right-hand man, made clear that the pound will not be effectively...
One's a Leading Designer and the Other Is a Mother of Two Young Children. We Asked Them to Swop Roles for a Week. So Who Does Have the Better Life?; Who Has It Tougher: Career Women or Stay at Home Mums? These Two Traded Places, with Surprising Results .
THE big dilemma for women is whether to put their career or family first. Many try to do both but usually end up yielding to one - and the grass always seems greener on the other side. So we challenged two 30-something cousins to swop jobs for a week....
Player Power Hammers Plan to Get McLeish; MARTIN LIPTON Reveals Why a Move from Easter Road to the East End Was Nipped in the Bud
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON ALEX McLEISH'S chances of becoming the next West Ham manager were over before they started after two of the London club's brightest stars baulked at the proposition. Sportsmail can reveal that Michael Carrick and Joe Cole,...
Prince's Real Whoosh
Byline: TINA DAWSON HE is something of a connoisseur of whisky. And yesterday the Prince of Wales expressed his delight when he sampled a classic malt on a trip to a distillery. After taking a sip of the dram, Charles said: 'It's very good....
Quick Cash Fix for Desperate Lord's; SPORTS AGENDA
Byline: CHARLES SALE THE England Cricket Board has received an immediate [pound]1million payment from its new TV contracts with Channel 4 and Sky to help ease a serious cashflow problem. The [pound]2m hole in the Lord's finances, despite the...
Race and All That Jazz
Byline: PETER PATERSON Jazz (BBC2); Wendy Richard: A Life On The Box (BBC1); The West Wing (E4) AMERICAN producer Ken Burns's documentary series Jazz may have its ponderous and pious moments, but it is a solid achievement, presented in an unflashy,...
Rail Guards Vote for Strike Misery
Byline: DARREN BEHAR TRAIN users face more misery after guards voted yesterday to strike in a move which will disrupt journeys throughout the country. Guards at 20 rail companies will walk out on June 25 and July 4 unless a compromise can be...
Risks of Going Topless; Insurance Can Put a Cloud on the Horizon
Byline: JUSTIN HARPER WITH summer firmly on its way, many motorists will be thinking about going topless - with their cars, that is. More convertibles are sold in the May to August period than any other time of year, and so far this year almost...
Safin Puts All England Seedings out to Grass
Byline: ALAN FRASER OUTSPOKEN Marat Safin's summing up of the revised Wimbledon seedings would be enough to bring a code violation on court. 'It is not logical. I think it's not going to work,' said the Russian of the compromise which the All...
Shoaib Told to Find Bowling Guru or Risk Going Right off the Rails
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY PAKISTAN fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was last night told to find a father figure after being dropped from their NatWest Series squad. Officially, Shoaib has been released on medical grounds - he missed the opening week of the...
Slack Sales Cast a Shadow over Friends' Float Party
Byline: PETER CUNLIFFE A GLOOMY warning about new business sounded a sour note in the fanfare heralding Friends Provident's flotation - which will generate a whopping [pound]125m in fees for City advisers. The 169-year-old mutual insurer will...
Spelling out Dangers; Five-Year-Olds Should Be Taught about Sex Crimes, Urges Report
Byline: VIC RODRICK CHILDREN as young as five should be given lessons in how to protect themselves from perverts, a group led by Scotland's first woman judge urged last night. The expert panel on sex offending, chaired by Lady Cosgrove, called...
Stabbed in the Back . . . for Caring about Sport
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE IT TELLS you everything you want to know about New Labour's thin lip service to sport that Kate Hoey met the Prime Minister only once during her 23 months in office. Fired this week as Sports Minister - stabbed front, back...
Super Ally a Star but Swede Is Perfect
Byline: JIM BLACK FORMER Rangers manager Walter Smith considers himself to have been Ally McCoist's biggest fan when the ebullient striker was at the peak of his goalscoring powers at Ibrox. For Smith, now in charge of Premiership side Everton,...
The Best Friends Who Have the Same Left Foot; A Model Solution for the Girl Who Grew Up Wearing Different Sized Shoes
BEST friends Emily Elliott and William Brenchley could hardly be said to look alike. But when it comes to their left foot, they are identical. Emily, ten, was born with one normal-sized foot but the other only half as big. As she grew up, her...
The Boy of Four Shot Dead by His Mother
Byline: BEN TAYLOR;CHRISTIAN GYSIN GIGGLING with delight, this is the little boy whose life was to be cut short in unspeakable tragedy. Four-year- old Jamie McCarvill was shot dead by his mother Patricia as he played at home on Monday. Yesterday,...
The Demise of Natural Childbirth
Byline: BEEZY MARSH DOCTORS were accused of meddling with motherhood yesterday over alarming rises in induced and Caesarean births. New figures show that only around half of all births are now natural. Childbirth experts said the health of...
The Dynamic Duo; Robinson and Charvis Lead Lions Try Blitz
Byline: PETER JACKSON Queensland President's XV . . . . . . . . . . .6pts Lions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83pts PETER JACKSON reports from Townsville THE LIONS scorched through another vast tract of Australia's...
The Insanity of Over-Examining Our Children
Byline: ANTHONY O'HEAR BRITAIN'S schoolchildren are once again the guinea-pigs in a horrendous educational experiment. As always, they, and not the experimenters, are those who are suffering. This time it is our brightest 17-year-olds, those...
The Long Road Back to Health and Happiness
Byline: SALLY MCLEAN A FORMER international runner has told how his obsession with exercise helped spark a deadly eating disorder which left him looking 'like a bag of bones'. Rob Hogarth, 29, ran for Scotland in the 1991 World Cup Hill Running...
The Road to Nowhere; [Pounds]2,000 Canal Path That Has Baffled Cyclists
AT a mere 15 yards long, a ride along this path is finished almost as soon as it starts. But the line of puzzled cyclists wondering exactly what it is meant for is getting longer and longer. The path has sprung up on the banks of a canal behind...
The Speeding Driver, Left, Had More Than 50 Convictions When He Killed This PC. Yet He Could Be Free in Four Years
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT;PETER MARKHAM THE contrast between the two men could hardly be greater. Jon Odell was a highly-respected, conscientious policeman whose guiding concern was the safety of the public. The other is Wayne Rule, a callous,...
This Inane Rush to an 'Anything Goes' World
Byline: LYNDA LEE-POTTER THE battle for the Conservative leadership has begun. Already, there are inane suggestions that the party must reflect the views of all sections of society and believe in the mantra of 'Anything is acceptable.' If the Tories...
Three of the Best Ways to Educate
Byline: ALLAN MASSIE DURING the last Parliament, Tony Blair and David Blunkett both showed some appreciation of the wretched condition of State schools in England and took a few timid steps towards reform. In Scotland, complacency still reigns....
Timely Lesson in How to Clear Student Debt
Byline: JANE WALLACE WITH the exam season drawing to a close, the cold reality of life after university is coming home to thousands of students graduating this summer. Tuition fees and the end of maintenance grants means the burden of debt on...
Toryism and Michael Portillo
BROKEN, demoralised and seemingly reduced to irrelevance, the Tories have never been more desperately in need of inspired leadership. The succession to the brave, doomed Mr Hague may determine whether the party has a future at all. Hardly surprisingly,...
Townsley in, Mixu Stays, Lovell Goes
Byline: ROGER HANNAH MIXU PAATELAINEN and Derek Townsley are ready to commit to Hibernian's UEFA Cup campaign in the new season - although Stuart Lovell may have played his last game for the Scottish Cup finalists. Finnish striker Paatelainen...
Train in Your Own Time, Teachers Told
Byline: TONY HALPIN TEACHERS were told to attend training courses in the evenings or at weekends yesterday in a drive to raise secondary school standards. Education Secretary Estelle Morris said she wanted dramatic improvements in achievement...
Turbulence Rocks Dens Preparations; Euro Hopes Hit as Rebels Keep Away
Byline: RODDY THOMSON DUNDEE manager Ivano Bonetti jetted back to Scotland yesterday ahead of his team's Intertoto debut on Saturday and flew straight into a Dens Park storm. Out-of-favour pair Patrizio Billio and Marco de Marchi risked the full...
Two More Guides Are Victims of Bug; E.coli Food Poisoning Toll Is Now Seven after Girls' Weekend Camping Trip
Byline: CAROLINE WATERSTON TWO more cases of E.coli were confirmed last night after the potentially deadly infection struck at a Girl Guides' summer camp. Another Guide and one of the party leaders - who have not been named - have contracted...
Victory for Foxhunting as MSPs Scent Trouble Ahead
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT THE Bill to ban foxhunting in Scotland could be thrown out within two weeks after a cross-party committee of MSPs decided it was unworkable. During highly-charged talks behind the scenes yesterday, the Scottish parliament's...
Villa Won't Give Up on Lampard
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY ASTON VILLA are poised to match Chelsea's [pound]11million bid for Frank Lampard, West Ham's England midfielder. Manager John Gregory was in talks with chairman Doug Ellis yesterday over increasing their offer for the disillusioned...
What a Waste; England Lose Their Cool and Slide to Eighth Straight Defeat
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY ENGLAND'S lack of a cool head and a killer instinct condemned them to a record eighth successive one-day defeat yesterday as they squandered a winning position against Pakistan at Lord's. With 47 needed to win with nine overs...
You're a Genius
A DAILY MAIL feature in which we invite you to tell us your idea to make something work better, an innovation which the Government or a big organisation could introduce if only they had thought of it. R. BLADEN, of London SW18, writes: 'Red and...