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Articles from January 15, 2002

All Sunshine Supermen in Sven's Winter Wonderland
Byline: MATT LAWTON A WINTER of discontent appears to be drawing to a close for England's World Cup hopefuls. Sven-Goran Eriksson has returned from his break in the sun to find his young side immersed in the same warm aura. Private trips to Mauritius...
An Exercise in Fantasy Economics
Byline: EDWARD HEATHCOAT AMORY ON the very day that the Government launched its ten-year plan for the railways, Stephen Byers fundamentally undermined it. The plan, drawn up by the Strategic Rail Authority, John Prescott's pet transport quango,...
Are You an Owl or a Lark?
Byline: ANASTASIA STEPHENS AT THIS time of year, when most of us wake up in the dark, getting out of bed can feel like an impossible task. So why do others seem to bound from under the duvet, full of energy? The answer, it has emerged, could...
Art of Distance Learning
Byline: SARAH HARRIS FARMER John Prentice always dreamed of pursuing his ambition to paint. But the father-ofthree sacrificed early thoughts of going to art school to take over the family business and could not afford to spare time travelling to...
At Last an Operation to Beat Epilepsy
Byline: JENNY HOPE LITTLE Jasmine Muddiman is free of epilepsy for the first time in her life after a pioneering operation by British surgeons. They have used a unique method successfully to remove a tumour from deep inside five-year-old Jasmine's...
A Young Man in Desperate Need of Firm Guidance
Byline: INGRID SEWARD PRINCE Harry's royal status has not protected him from the hazards of adolescent life. Behind all his drugs and drink problems lies the harsh fact that he is a child of a broken home. If ever he was in need of a comforting,...
Blatter Challenged on Rights Issue
Byline: CHARLES SALE McCormack: bid THE England cricket team, preparing for their one-day series in India, may be concerned to hear about a window display at the Pearl Continental Hotel in the fundamentalist stronghold of Peshawar in the north-west...
Britons Stalking the Aussie Giant
Byline: IVAN SPECK Britons ONE match down, six to go. Tim Henman has been here before Maybe that is why, when the British No.1 talks about looking forward only to his next match, it sounds more like a memo to self than a cliche trotted out in...
Brotherstone Eyes Move Home to the Borders
Byline: GRANT ROBBINS STEVE BROTHERSTONE is in talks to return home to play for Scotland's third professional team to be based in the Borders next season. The move comes after his failure to command a regular position at Northampton. 'I've spoken...
Chainsaw Massacre; Son Accused of Felling His Father's Prized Avenue
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON ALL his working life, wealthy landowner Joseph Lythgoe loved trees. He planted a grand avenue of plane trees on his country estate and beautified his neighbourhood with oaks, ashes, birches and poplars. On Sunday mornings,...
Curle Hoping His Rangers Toy Will Aid Berwick Bid to Topple Giants
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT BRIAN SCOTT meets a man keen to see history repeat itself IT SEEMS distinctly at odds with his allegiance to Berwick Rangers that chairman Jamie Curle should be going about his business these days with a Glasgow Rangers toy...
Derby Job Is Ravanell's If He Vows to Stay
Byline: RAY MATTS He's priceless FABRIZIO RAVANELLI will be invited to launch his managerial career with Derby County if he is prepared to make Pride Park his long-term football home. Following the sacking of Colin Todd yesterday, exclusively...
Devoted Couple's [Pounds Sterling]3m to Care for 'Toddler' Aged 37
EVER since their son was born severely brain-damaged, Joan and Sidney Coman have devoted their lives to him. They 'willingly and gladly' cared for Richard, now 37, even though it meant they never had a holiday and rarely an evening out. The couple...
Embonpoint for Beginners; ...or How Kate Winslet Revealed to the Prime Minister's Wife the Secret of Making the Most of Her Best Asset
Byline: ANNE DE COURCY THE conversation was hardly one would have expected when Kate Winslet met Cherie Blair on Sunday night at the premiere of Miss Winslet's latest film, Iris, in which she takes the part of the novelist Iris Murdoch when young....
Ephraim Hardcastle
THE DEATH of Lord Black of Crossharbour's elder brother, Monte, was marked with an obituary in yesterday's Daily Telegraph, which Lord Black owns. Readers were left in no doubt who was the star turn among the siblings, who were business partners before...
Eton and the 'Zero Tolerance' Approach to Drugs
Byline: SARAH HARRIS ETON College has a firm zero tolerance' policy towards drugs. Any boy caught possessing, using or selling drugs at school during term is expelled. Random testing is not carried out but boys will be targeted if is suspected...
Euro Bid Is Harmed by Executive Indecision
Byline: PETER JARDINE SCOTLAND'S Euro 2008 bid is poised to descend into farce next week. Project leaders travelling to Portugal to press-the-flesh with UEFA could still be awaiting a definitive decision from the Government. Sportsmail understands...
Even the SS Were Treated Better Than This
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER THE AMERICANS have still not found Osama Bin Laden or Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Taliban leader, and until or unless they do so they cannot reasonably describe their war in Afghanistan as a success. But they have captured...
Executives on the Run over Promises for Elderly Care
Byline: EDDIE BARNES SCOTTISH ministers were in turmoil last night after it emerged the implementation of free care for the elderly could be delayed until July. Senior officials admitted for the first time yesterday that the flagship [pound]...
Farewell Stanley Unwin, Mangly of Wordoes
Byline: TIM UTTON STANLEY Unwin, the comedian who found fame by inventing his own gobbledegook language, has died aged 90. During a career spanning 45 years he made talking nonsense into an art form. Unwin, affectionately known as Professor...
First-Time Paedophiles Could Get a Life Sentence
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE PAEDOPHILES and other dangerous sex offenders could get 'one-strike-and-you'reout' life sentences to keep them off the streets for ever under laws being considered by David Blunkett. The move is a response to growing concern...
Folks, I'm Feeling Great
Byline: DANIEL JEFFREYS PRESIDENT Bush yesterday shrugged off a pretzel induced blackout with a joke - and a determination to show America his health is fine. Just 24 hours after choking on the snack, fainting and falling off a couch, he began...
Fruit Juice Did This to My Son's Teeth
Byline: KATE HURRY HIS parents believed drinks full of Vitamin C would protect his health. But by giving Billy Hayes fruit juice in his bottle before his teeth were even formed, they inadvertently triggered a spiral of decay. Despite brushing...
Gascoigne Eyes Role as the Man to Keep Kids on Road to Stardom
Byline: PETER JARDINE PETER JARDINE on an intriguing idea for Gazza when he retires IN A bowling club near Glasgow, they still talk about the night Paul Gascoigne played the local teenagers at pool for tenners, supplied exclusively from his wallet....
Harry and His Cannabis Pal
Byline: CHRISTIAN GYSIN;NICK CRAVEN AMID a sea of smiling faces, two teenagers cheer England's rugby players to victory. This photograph shows Prince Harry standing next to a smiling Guy Pelly, the student accused of introducing him to drugs....
Heads Are Failing Test Say School Inspectors
Byline: ISABEL OAKESHOTT HEADTEACHERS are letting pupils down by failing to provide strong leadership, it was claimed yesterday. Inspectors say that onefifth of secondary schools are run by staff who are underperforming. In a disturbing report...
House Invaders; (or How the Army Made George's Birthday Surprise a Home Makeover.With a 14-Ton Truck)
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK LIKE the best military operations, it had the element of surprise. The very last thing George Scott could have been expecting on his 49th birthday was to be woken up at 6.30am by a 14-ton Army truck smashing into...
I Must Be Right Up to the Mark Says Greg
Byline: BARRY FLATMAN Melbourne THE coach of Greg Rusedski scribbled notes and drew diagrams as his charge's next opponent, Mark Philippoussis, smashed his way into the Australian Open second round. Many of Sven Groeneveld's hieroglyphics were...
It's Free and Easy
Byline: JOHN GILES DAVID Beckham's superb free-kick at Southampton on Sunday was a thrilling reminder of his extraordinary technique when striking a dead ball. There are many arguments about the merits of different football eras, but I'm one...
Jo Taking on Sandy Lane
Byline: NIGEL DEMPSTER _ GAMBLERS Dermot Desmond and J.P. McManus are being sued by their PR, shapely Jo Vickers, for more than [pound]27,000 after they allegedly reneged on a six-month contractual clause. Both men, who have each made an estimated...
KILLED FOR [Pounds Sterling]2; Mugger Who Attacked Frail Daisy, 88, Is Given 7 Years
A TEENAGE thug who killed a tiny 88-year-old woman for groceries worth less than [pound]2 was locked up for seven years yesterday. Michael Manning, 18, mugged frail Daisy Fenton to impress his friends, the Old Bailey was told. Later, after realising...
Look What We Hauled in with the Haddock
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN THEY were expecting nothing more than haddock, cod and maybe a bit of monkfish. So when trawlermen pulled this monster from their nets they were shellshocked. They had landed one of the most mysterious creatures of the...
Milburn's Charter for Breakaway Hospitals
Byline: TANIA SHAKINOVSKY THE most successful NHS hospitals could be given virtual independence, Health Secretary Alan Milburn signalled last night. Their managers would be freed from central control and able to set their own pay and conditions...
Missing Midfield Link Now Has to Be Found
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS continue to sweat on the fitness of Christian Nerlinger for next month's European showdown with Feyenoord, leaving Dick Advocaat's immediate task to help Alex McLeish identify a tenacious midfielder for immediate recruitment....
Money Is the Key for Dixon to Take Team On
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON NIALL AITCHESON looks at what the future may hold for a Glasgow side soundly beaten once again RICHIE DIXON does not hide behind excuses when things go wrong. Chewing the cud in the aftermath of Glasgow's 44-13 Heineken...
More Choice Is the Key to Investments Shake-Up
Byline: TANIA SHAKINOVSKY SHOPPING for life insurance and pensions should be made easier after a City watchdog announced the biggest overhaul to the financial advice industry in decades. The Financial Services Authority yesterday unveiled plans...
Move on Zimbabwe Dissidents
Byline: DAVID HUGHES DAVID BLUNKETT last night ordered an immediate freeze on the forced deportation of asylum seekers to Zimbabwe. The move followed repeated warnings that they faced imprisonment, torture and even death at the hands of President...
No Easy Way Back on Track
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR The question that keeps returning is: what on earth did Stephen Byers think would follow from his decision to force Railtrack into administration? As big investors point out, an extra 0.5pc on the cost of those [pound]30bn...
No Stroll for Park Tonight, Warns Old Pal Farrell
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN STRANRAER player-coach David Farrell last night warned Donald Park that their friendship will count for little when they confront each other in the Scottish Cup. Former Hibs defender Farrell was amongst the first to congratulate...
Old Guard Feeling the Heat from Hoggard
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ENGLAND have spent two years desperately seeking some competition in their fast bowling department - and finally they appear to have found it. As the tourists prepare for Saturday's first one-day international against India,...
O'Neill Backs Character of Star Man Larsson
Byline: ROGER HANNAH MARTIN O'NEILL has mounted an ardent defence of leading scorer Henrik Larsson amid accusations over the Golden Shoe winner's mettle. O'Neill yesterday confessed to astonishment that Larsson was criticised for deferring penalty...
Our Dilemma,by Harry's Minders
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT;NICK CRAVEN PRINCE Harry's headstrong behaviour brought him into conflict with his police minders before his heavy drinking and drug-taking became public knowledge. Police sources yesterday outlined the difficulties of...
Parents Fight to Keep the Head Who Quit after an Affair
Byline: CLARE KITCHEN PARENTS are threatening to withdraw their youngsters from a [pound]3,500a-term prep school after the thrice-married headmaster quit following an affair. They are furious at the governors' decision to accept the resignation...
Patsy Counselled for Addiction to Cocaine
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS PATSY KENSIT is undergoing therapy for drug and alcohol addiction. The 33-year-old actress has been attending counselling sessions with Narcotics Anonymous to help stave off cravings for cocaine. Miss Kensit, who has...
[Pounds Sterling]34 Bn Black Hole in Rail Revolution
Byline: RAY MASSEY A [pound]34 BILLION black hole threatens to derail Labour's ten-year plan for the railways. The man charged with ending the chaos crippling the network conceded that the blueprint depends on a massive injection of private money....
[Pounds Sterling]70bn Rail Rescue; but Plan Will Take Years to Implement
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK A PLAN to bring Scotland's creaking rail network into the 21st century was unveiled yesterday - but it leaves meaningful improvements years away. Last night much of the Strategic Rail Authority's vision for rail travel...
Prince Harry: Compassion, Yes. Leniency, No-If We Want to Save Our Young People from the Curse of Drugs
Byline: MARY KENNY BE HONEST: was there a parent in the land who didn't think ruefully, 'there but for the grace of God go I', when Prince Harry was found to have been drinking heavily and taking illegal drugs? Every parent of teenagers knows...
RAF Corporal Is Jailed for Alcopops Rape
Byline: DAVID WILKES AN RAF corporal who raped a servicewoman while she slept in her barrack block was jailed for eight years yesterday. Derek Johnston, 30, crept into the woman's room after harassing her in a nightclub. He knew the 21-year-old...
RAILWAY STRATEGY COULD PUT [Pounds sterling]870M ON ANNUAL BILL
Byline: BRETT ARENDS TURNING the new 'strategic plan' for the railways into reality could cost taxpayers and passengers up to [pound]870m a year extra, thanks to the industry confusion sown last October, when Railtrack was forced into administration....
Rays of Hope
Byline: ANGEL EPSTEIN AFTER years of research, lasers have now become a routine part of health care. An acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, this once pioneering technology is now standard practice for quickening...
Red Mist Ref Back for More; Fans Furious as McCurry Is Handed Pittodrie Return
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN MIKE McCURRY has been handed this weekend ' s powderkeg SPL clash between Aberdeen and Rangers at Pittodrie - 14 months after his handling of the same fixture provoked death threats from Dons fans. Aberdeen supporters'...
Save the Albatross
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN ONE of the world's most majestic seabirds is being driven to extinction by modern fishing practices, Prince Charles warned yesterday. Thousands of albatrosses each year are being killed by fishing lines up to 80 miles long,...
Seething Sauzee Tells Men to Put Up a Fight
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN STEPHEN McGOWAN on the battle cry ringing around Easter Road HIBERNIAN manager Franck Sauzee last night pleaded with his increasingly-desperate side to remove the smell of fear from Easter Road against Stranraer tonight....
Shameful Deception Demands a Realistic Resolution; COMMENTARY
Byline: TIM LUCKHURST Confronted by these problems, the Scottish Executive has floundered, panicked and ultimately resorted to cruel deception. First it promised jam tomorrow in the hope that citizens would vote first and forget to ask questions...
Stalin Would Have Loved It
Byline: LEO MCKINSTRY THE over-hyped new ten-year strategy for Britain's trains has rightly been greeted with a chorus of cynical derision. Long on distant promises and recycled announcements, this empty document holds out little hope of any...
Stores Demand Longer Sundays
Byline: JONATHAN IRWIN A NEW battle over Sunday supermarket trading was launched yesterday. Sainsbury's and Safeway both called on the Government to let them stay open longer than the current six-hour limit. They said the move would be hugely...
Summer Girl Nicola Is the Maiden in Borrowed Kit
Byline: NEIL WILSON WHEN Nicola Gautier became the proud owner of a place in an Olympic bobsleigh she did not even possess the crash helmet necessary for the survival of those who launch themselves down mountains at 85mph. But now she will step...
Surely Keegan Must Condem This Madness
FOOTBALL'S image has been blighted by the behaviour of players and fans over the past few weeks. Today, Sportsmail begins a campaign to shame those responsible as we launch Yob Watch, a regular column that will give maximum exposure to the worst offenders,...
TA Part-Timers Join Hunt for Bin Laden
Byline: MICHAEL CLARKE;NILUFER ATIK MORE than 100 Territorial Army intelligence experts were yesterday called up to join the battle against Osama Bin Laden. It is the first compulsory callout of reservists since the 1956 Suez crisis. Up to...
'Tartan Taliban' Cleared of Terror Links.But Is Still Jailed for 3 Years; Scot Broke Rules on Travelling in Border Region of Pakistan
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS;RICHARD PRICE JAMES MCLINTOCK, the Scot dubbed the Tartan Taliban, has been jailed for three years in a Pakistani prison for flouting laws about travel in the strictly controlled border with Afghanistan. But contrary to...
That's Just the Job!
Byline: REBECCA PAVELEY THE idea would have Sir Humphrey Appleby and his friends choking over their port at the club. For Britain's newest top-level civil servant is to work just 40 hours a week. Suma Chakrabarti, 42, has brokered a groundbreaking...
The Content of the Statement Was as Flimsy as a Paper Hat
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS FUNNIEST show for years - The Stage. Stephen Byers is a master of farce - The Evening Standard . Laugh? I nearly popped my gusset - Gourmet. Those would have been the sort of reviews the Transport Secretary would have...
The Cynicism of Mr Byers
EVEN by this Government's standards of promotional chutzpah, the attempt to pass off the 'agenda for action' from the Strategic Rail Authority as a radical blueprint for a national network for the 21st century is breathtaking. Instead of presenting...
The Great Longevity Grid
Byline: AMY ANDERSON TODAY, thanks to our knowledge of health, changes in lifestyle and advances in medical technology, British women can expect to live well into their 80s, while men should reach their mid-70s. But what can you do to live longer...
The New Electric Vest That Can Save Your Life
Byline: MARTYN HALLE HUNDREDS of lives could be saved by a new type of heart defibrillator which is worn as a vest by patients. Placed under clothing, the device sends an electric shock to the heart the moment it stops beating. Many people suffering...
They Just Look like Everyday Women Friends but They Are Linked by an Extraordinary Bond.one Is the Mother of the Son Whose Organs Were Given to Save the Other's Life
Byline: SARAH OBANYE WHEN Pat Hall's son Ian died in a car accident, she remembered he carried a donor card but little did she know it would also lead to a unique friendship with the woman who was given Ian's kidney and pancreas.The recipient Deborah...
Trouble in Store
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND ARMCHAIR fans could be denied the chance to watch the eagerly-awaited comeback of Looks Like Trouble if trainer Noel Chance sticks to his plan to run the gelding in the John Bull Chase at Wincanton on Saturday. The return...
'Vanishing' Jackpot
Byline: JAMES ORR FRIENDS in a National Lottery syndicate raised their eyebrows when their partner traded in his battered BMW for a [pound]35,000 coupe from the same marque. They were even more surprised when Mark East splashed out on a Jeep...
Wenger Warns Liverpool against Hurrying Houllier
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS ARSENE WENGER fears there may be a question mark over Gerard Houllier's future in football and has warned him to stay well away from Anfield as he continues his recovery from lifesaving surgery. The Arsenal manager scoffed...
When the Doctir Told Me,i Was Terrified I Would Lose My Sex Life
Byline: SARAH OBANYE KIT RUTLEY, 25, is an accountant. He lives with his partner, Lindsey, 25, a nurse, in a two-bedroom flat in Wallington, Surrey. Kit was told he had testicular cancer two years ago. The Patient TESTICULAR cancer was something...
Why White Feather May Prove to Be Red Herring
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON EVEN before the confirmation came that Colin Todd's spell as Derby manager had been terminated, his likely successor was already touting himself for the job. Fabrizio Ravanelli's absence from England over the weekend could...
Wicked Whispers
_ ACTRESS Jemma Redgrave is becoming a little forgetful. Asked if she had any raunchy scenes with Jonathan Cake in the new ITV thriller The Swap, she replied: No, I don't.' Not so, Jemma. In a forthcoming episode of the drama, about an Anglo-Aussie...
Written out on Water
Byline: PETER PATERSON Written out on WITH THE second abrupt departure in the same week of a mainstay character in a long-running Scottish drama series, the atmosphere North of the Border is looking decidedly precarious for thespians. In fact,...
Your Plane Could Be a Terrorist Target . . . Do You Still Want to Fly?
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE IT WAS the kind of warning guaranteed to terrify even the most confident air traveller. Passengers boarding a three-hour flight to a holiday island were told their plane was the target of an alleged terrorist threat. ...