Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from May 31, 2003

1,000s OF HOLIDAYS MUST BE WON; *EVERYONE RECEIVES UP TO [Pounds Sterling]200 WORTH OF HOLIDAY VOUCHERS *AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE JUNGLE!
THEY say the best things in life are free - and what could be better than a week lazing in the sun? Especially as you can choose where you want to go and when you want to go, from a special brochure. Together with Blue Sky Holidays Direct, we...
Bernie's Rolls Hits a Parking Problem; SPORTS AGENDA
Byline: CHARLES SALE FORMULA One tsar Bernie Ecclestone may be facing increasing pressure from the combined might of the big five car makers on the grid over his iron grip on the grand prix circuit. Ferrari boss Luca Di Montezemolo, head of the...
Blair Defends Case for War
Byline: DAVID HUGHES TONY BLAIR faced more anger over weapons of mass destruction last night as he denied falsifying intelligence about Saddam Hussein's arsenal. The Premier launched a counterattack against the BBC and other media organisations...
Blair on the Offensive
Byline: DAVID HUGHES;GRAEME WILSON THE battle over Britain's place in Europe entered a critical new phase yesterday as Tony Blair accused Eurosceptics of being unpatriotic. The Prime Minister came out fighting after months on the defensive over...
Blue Chip Land, Home to the Microsoft Moguls; Britain and America Once Fought a War over San Juan. Adrian Mourby Can See Why
Byline: ADRIAN MOURBY MOST people have never heard of the San Juan Islands or of the war that Britain and America fought on this tiny archipelago, 73 miles north-west of Seattle. I flew there on a six-seater seaplane that tore across Lake Union,...
Boer Will Go to War for the Crown Gloucester Have Earned
Byline: PETER JACKSON JAKE BOER plans to throw himself into the sea next week - a bit of an overreaction but quite understandable should Gloucester become victims of daylight robbery at Twickenham this afternoon. The first 'Grand Final' of...
Cannabis Sends Teen Mental Health Troubles Soaring
Byline: BEEZY MARSH TEENAGERS are risking their mental health by using cannabis, smoking and drinking, according to alarming research revealed today. Children as young as 13 who admit to regular use of cannabis and cigarettes are seven times...
Cardiff to Extend Its Cup Final Welcome; RFL Oppose Calls to Stage Climax Later in the Season
Byline: RICHARD BOTT CARDIFF will host the Powergen Challenge Cup Final again next year with an option for a further two years. The Rugby Football League has also resisted pressure to move the climax of its oldest competition to a later date...
Chambers' Cheap Ticket Could Come with a High Price
Byline: NEIL WILSON DWAIN Chambers is risking his place in Britain's team for the defence of the European Cup next month, all for the price of a plane ticket from San Francisco. The selectors hoped Chambers would be home from his Californian...
Coach Driver Helped Lillee and Marsh to Cash in on Loss
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE RELEASED from confidence clauses, I am now at liberty to reveal more details about the most infamous bet in cricket history. Australia were in a seemingly unassailable position in the Headingley Test match in 1981 when...
Comeback Kid
Byline: STEVE CURRY CHELSEA defender John Terry looks certain to complete a remarkable rehabilitation next week by making his England debut. The news yesterday that Rio Ferdinand has joined his World Cup partner Sol Campbell on the injury list...
Connolly Returns to Ruin Party for Farrell
Byline: RICHARD BOTT GARY CONNOLLY last night went back to Wigan, the club he served with such distinction for nine years, as a party-pooper. Leeds' Great Britain full back stole the last piece of Wigan captain Andy Farrell's 28th birthday cake...
Derby Betting Shaken Up as Bend Fails to Shine at Work
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE BRIAN BORU replaced Refuse To Bend as 3-1 Vodafone Derby favourite yesterday amid frantic betting after the 2,000 Guineas winner worked only 'satisfactorily' with three stable companions on The Curragh. Refuse To Bend's...
Drowning Baby Was Trapped in Bath Seat; Boy's [Pounds Sterling]6.99 Safety Chair Toppled over after Mother Left Room
A BABY drowned in the bath after his plastic safety seat overturned and trapped him underwater, an inquest heard yesterday. Eleven-month-old Lewis Adams was sitting upright in the bathing chair when his mother Kelly Young left the room to fetch...
England Double Dose of Darren; Maddy Set to Join Gough on Comeback Trail after Reinventing His Game
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ENGLAND may be about to recall another Darren to their Test squad, having already summoned one for a return to the one-day set-up this week. Leicestershire's Darren Maddy, albeit slightly less illustrious than Gough of Yorkshire,...
Exit Anouska; Maybe I Was Too in Your Face, Says Big Brother Show-Off
Byline: ZOE CATCHPOLE;MARK REYNOLDS By Zoe Catchpole and Mark Reynolds SHE has tried tight tops, crop tops, low-cut tops and even no top at all, but all her desperate and scantily-clad attempts to stay in the Big Brother house have failed her. ...
Fair Chance of Being Laidlow by Stoute Colt
Byline: WALTER SWINBURN TRADE FAIR makes a delayed return to the Rowley Mile at Newmarket this afternoon but it looks worth treating the onetime Classic hope with caution. Roger Charlton's colt, third to Tout Seul in the Dewhurst Stakes last...
G8 Must Sparkle at Evian
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE G8 summit at Evian in France comes at a critical juncture for the global economy. The 'Baghdad Bounce' on equity markets has produced two successive monthly gains for the Footsie and even driven America's ailing technology...
Going Abroad? You Can Still Cast Your Vote; JUNE 12 DAILY MAIL NATIONAL REFERENDUM
BRITISH tourists will be able to vote from the sunshine if they are away on June 12 - referendum day. Thanks to an unprecedented mix of traditional and modern voting techniques, no one will miss out. The Daily Mail's national poll on the controversial...
He's a Legendary Lover, Cuckolded by Prince Charles. She's His Former Girlfriend, Trapped in a Lonely Marriage. So Will Princess Anne and Andrew Parker Bowles Get Together Again?
Byline: CHRISTOPHER WILSON ONLY a courtyard separates the St James's Palace apartments of Princess Anne and Prince Charles. Not too long ago, the Princess phoned her brother with the characteristically forthright information that from her bathroom...
Hit or Miss? Paris and Its Pleasures; Are the Attractions of the French Capital All They Are Cracked Up to Be? Anthony Peregrine Took a Critical Tour
Byline: ANTHONY PEREGRINE THE LEGS felt like chutney and the mind just this side of blank. Paris in springtime, early summer - or any other season, for that matter - is a feat of physical endurance for the determined tripper. There are monuments...
How Many More Will Have to Die? Tragedy Opens Another Year at TT Races
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE CARNAGE came a little earlier than usual this year on the Isle of Man. Practising for the TT Races, which begin today, David Jefferies struck a telegraph pole at 160mph and was killed. While not anticipating such a violent...
I Found the Other Majorca Beats the Beach; No Beer, No Bellies and Only a Brief Sighting of Peter Stringfellow . . . Novelist Tim Lott Went in Search of the Island's Hidden Charms
Byline: TIM LOTT AT breakfast on my first day in Majorca, my cafe solo was interrupted by the drizzle of discontented murmurs from the next table. 'Oh, we visited our favourite little fishing village. Hadn't been there for ten years. Well, you...
I'm Gay, Admits Dr Kildare Star Who Set Women's Pulses Racing
Byline: TONY BONNICI AS Dr Kildare, his handsome features and bedside manner made him a heartthrob to millions of women fans. Richard Chamberlain followed up his success as the 1960s television medic by playing a dreamboat of a Catholic priest...
Investors Hear of 'Prince and the Pauper' at HSBC
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND THE contrast between inflated executive pay and the meagre incomes of lowlier workers was brought into sharp focus at international bank HSBC's agm. Shareholders at the packed venue in London's Barbican Centre voiced protests...
JACKO IN NEVER-NEVERLAND; with a [Pounds Sterling]350m Fortune, Michael Jackson Could Afford to Cocoon Himself Inside His Weird Neverland Fantasy World. but an Explosive Court Case Is about to Reveal That the Empire Is Built on Crippling Debt. and Jacko Could Be about to Come Crashing Down
Byline: GEOFFREY WANSELL FOR two decades, Michael Jackson has cocooned himself in his own bizarre private world - surrounded by cosmetic surgeons, chimpanzees and young boys on 'sleepovers' at Neverland, his 2,700-acre Californian estate, complete...
Jarvis Feels the Strain over Potters Bar Crash; Market Report
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER PERSISTENT small selling dragged Jarvis a further 13p lower to 298p. Investors continued to run for cover after the Health and Safety Executive's report into last year's Potters Bar rail disaster that left seven people dead...
Leading Man in Hollywood and Baghdad; Answers to Correspondants
QUESTION My brother served in the Hampshire Regiment in Mesopotamia during World War I, and told me that Hollywood actor Victor McLaglen was Provost-Marshal of Baghdad at that time. Was he pulling my leg? VICTOR McLAGLEN was born in Tunbridge...
Leo's Affair Was Crucifying but I Had to Bite the Bullet. for I'd Had a Fling Too ... Yet He Had Forgiven Me and Said 'Come Back'
Byline: LYNDA LEE-POTTER JILLY COOPER is on the alcoholfree cabbage soup diet and has lost 9lb in a fortnight. I've driven through the cow parsley-laden lanes to her rambling 14thcentury house in a Gloucestershire valley and she greets me with a...
LOOK EAST FOR BEAUTY; They're Stunning, So Why Are There Few Places on Catwalk for Asian Models?
Byline: LIZ HULL THEY'RE tall and beautiful with enviable figures and burning ambitions to become models. With the current trend for all things Bollywood, they ought to be the toast of the fashion world. Yet they're struggling to find work. ...
Man Drowns in a Drain Trying to Retrieve His Mobile Phone
A MAN whose body was found stuck upside down in a kerbside drain is believed to have drowned trying to retrieve his mobile phone. Police believe Kevin McKeon, 25, lifted the cover off the drain after accidentally dropping the handset into it on...
MISSING ... and FOUND!
Byline: MONICA PORTER THE DAILY MAIL offers readers a unique opportunity to re-establish contact with long-lost relatives and friends. Each week, MONICA PORTER features the story of someone trying to find a missing loved one, as well as a tale of...
Monaco, the Heartbeat of Formula One
Byline: RAY MATTS BERNIE Ecclestone gazed across one of the most impressive waterfronts on earth and made his pledge. Looking at a luxury yacht-filled harbour, book- ended by the imposing casino and 13th-century Grimaldi palace, F1's ringmaster...
PERFECT KEBABS; Where Can I Find
Byline: VICTORIA COMBE KEBABS in Britain have a reputation as a late-night accompaniment to gallons of beer. In Turkey, where I live, it's a different story. 'Turks live and die for their kebabs. There are 60 million people here and 60 million...
Poulter in the Mood to Reverse Price Rise; GOLF
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY IAN POULTER has revenge in his sights as he heads into the final two rounds of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor this week with a twostroke lead over the field. The Englishman lost out by only [pounds sterling]28,000 to Phillip...
Princess Amelie; Mauresmania Hits New Peak as She Closes in on Serena
Byline: IVAN SPECK IT WAS just before three o'clock on a sumptuous Friday afternoon that Amelie Mauresmo walked on to the Court Suzanne Lenglen yesterday. Sunshine, limelight. It all finally appears to be coming together for the girl Paris would...
Quorn Can Give You Asthma Say Scientists
Byline: SEAN POULTER QUORN, the biggest-selling meat alternative in Britain, can cause dangerous allergic reactions, including asthma, scientists have warned. Researchers found it can trigger severe symptoms in those with an allergy to moulds....
Robbed, Widow Who Hid [Pounds Sterling]25,000 in Biscuit Tins
JEANIE HILTON scrimped and saved all her life in the hope of leaving something behind for her beloved family. For 60 years she squirrelled away cash in biscuit tins which she hid in the bottom of a wardrobe. Mrs Hilton, 88, wanted to give the...
Roger, a Smoking Gun Who Triggers Gloom at Arsenal
Byline: COLIN YOUNG ARSENAL fans have come to expect Marc Roger somewhere in the vicinity when there is bad news for their club. They remember only too well how controversial French agent Roger engineered the move that took their France striker...
Sacked by Text Message
Byline: SEAN POULTER;SUZANNE FINNEY BRITAIN'S biggest firm of ambulance-chasers has gone bust after earning a [pounds sterling] 75million fortune for the couple behind it. The failure of the Accident Group - notorious for its aggressive pursuit...
Saturday Dispatch from Peter Oborne and Lucy Morgan Edwards in Afghanistan
Tony Blair promised to end opium production after the Taliban's defeat. Yet it has already surged tenfold, handing power to drug lords with proven terrorist links. This is the grotesque truth about post-war Afghanistan. So what are the chances...
Small Is Beautiful for Keen Investors
WITH more than 1,500 companies presently capitalised below [pounds sterling]1bn, the smaller companies sector offers a wide range of investment opportunities for the astute stock-picker. The FTSE small cap index is approximately 25pc lower than...
Soldier Quizzed over Pictures of 'Tortured' Iraqis
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY;BETH HALE A BRITISH soldier is being held on suspicion of war crimes after photographs were uncovered apparently showing Iraqi prisoners being tortured and abused. Gary Bartlam, 18, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers,...
So What Is the Secret of Calista's Eye Shadow? Actress Denies Having Cosmetic Surgery
Byline: LAURA BENJAMIN IT is just possible that she walked into a door. But the conspicuous bruising around the eyes of Calista Flockhart had observers speculating that the injury may have involved more deliberation. Despite vigorous denials...
Sun-Starved Britons Flock to the Beach
Byline: ABUL TAHER BRITAIN sweltered through its hottest day of the year yesterday with temperatures hitting 30c (86f). London and parts of the South-East were warmer than Tenerife, Corfu, Spain and Malta. In Bournemouth, sunseekers were out...
The Best Mud in the Med; Sun, Sea - and a Spectacular Volcano. Michael Leapman Uncovers a Glorious Secret
Byline: MICHAEL LEAPMAN THE 15,000 people who live on the Aeolian Islands will not mind too much if you find it hard to pinpoint their home on a map. True, a significant part of their income is derived from tourism, but on meeting them you feel...
The Curse of Kids' Cocaine
Byline: SUE REID Boys like it because it gives them a [pounds sterling]1 high. Girls take it to stay slim. Here, a major Mail investigation reveals how Ritalin, the 'miracle cure' for hyperactive children, is being openly peddled on streets and...
The Equality Premium; EU Plan to Hike Women Drivers' Insurance
Byline: RAY MASSEY WOMEN drivers could see their motor insurance premiums rocket under controversial EU moves to stamp out sex discrimination. Insurers would be forced to ignore gender when setting their rates, ending the current situation under...
THE MOTHER OF ALL CONS; THE AMAZING STORY OF HOW THIS MIDDLE AGED WOMAN PRETENDED HER SON WAS HER HUSBAND-TO GO ON A [Pounds Sterling]260,000 SPENDING SPREE
Byline: PAUL BRACCHI;CHARLOTTE GILL LAST summer, Valerie Petter, a glamorous blonde with a taste for the high life, went on holiday to France with her 'husband'. They stayed in the finest hotels, ate in the best restaurants and drove a new Mitsubishi...
There's More to Argentina Than a Tango; . . . So Take Your Partners for an Exciting New Destination, Says Kate Shapland
Byline: KATE SHAPLAND ARGENTINA, land of polo, beef, cool Falcon cars, the tango, football and the mullet haircut, is becoming an increasingly attractive longhaul holiday option - and for good reason. Its economic crisis makes it cheap, and...
THE RUSSIAN HOLOCAUST; They Ate Dogs and Birds, Traded Sex for Survival, and Hacked off Their Own Feet Just to Get a Few Days' Rest. Only Now Do We Know the Full Horror of Life in Stalin's Slave Camps
Byline: TREVOR GROVE THEY were the defining horror of Soviet communism: a vast network of slave camps peopled by millions of imprisoned men, women and children - starving, toiling and often dying in the name of the Stalinist state. This was the...
The Shirt That Irons Itself
Byline: TIM HALL A SHIRT which needs no ironing could be about to put paid to the crumpled look that characterises the end of a working day. It is made from a revolutionary cotton which dries almost wrinkle-free then uses body heat to smooth...
Two Fingers to the Law; Back Behind the Wheel.The Tearaway Banned Just Two Weeks Ago for Killing a Boy of 15
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS;ADAM POWELL A BANNED driver who escaped with a [pounds sterling] 200 fine after killing a young cyclist is mocking the law that let him walk free. James Boffey, who has never passed a driving test and has no insurance,...
What Do Macca's Children Really Think? as Paul and Heather Announce Their Longed-For Baby
Byline: NICOLE LAMPERT THE silence, as they say, is deafening. While most of Paul McCartney's family are falling over themselves to say how thrilled they are that he is about to have a baby with wife Heather Mills, his children have remained...
Why Our Son Need Not Have Died on Everest
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH SINCE it was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing exactly 50 years ago, Mount Everest has become big business. Hundreds of adventurers, many relatively inexperienced, now pay up to [pounds sterling]40,000...
William,a Royal in the Real World
Byline: SIMON HEFFER PRINCE William has the makings of a very proper monarch. In his interview to mark his 21st birthday he seemed refreshingly normal, charming, intelligent and thoughtful. To all of us who value having a hereditary head of state,...
Wimbledon Comfort for Henman, but Ferrero Sees Success in Stars
TIM HENMAN is assured of being seeded at Wimbledon next month following his march to the third round of this year's French Open. Even a first-round defeat at the Stella Artois tournament at Queen's Club in nine days cannot prevent the British No.1...
Yob Avoids Jail by Saving Barrister from Attacker
Byline: WARREN BULL A JUDGE showed mercy to a criminal after being told that he had just rescued a female barrister from a violent attack in the courthouse. John Dobson was awaiting sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to a public order offence...