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Articles from March 12, 2003

A Childish Mistake; Youngsters Losing U25m in Tax They Need Not Pay MONEY MAIL
Byline: SYLVIA MORRIS THOUGHTLESS parents are costing their children millions of pounds, according to figures from Britain's largest savings institution. They are allowing the taxman to get his hands on the money by failing to fill in a simple...
Are They Mad, Bad U or Both?; as a New Book Reopens the Debate about Serial Killers
Byline: BRIAN MASTERS ALTHOUGH it is now a quarter of a century since Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, terrorised the country with a series of attacks on women, the debate continues about his state of mind at the time of those killings. ...
Arsenal Keep Us Waiting for the Truth
Byline: JEFF POWELL MOMENTS of truth have a confusing habit of turning out to be horribly inconclusive, not least where Arsenal and the Champions League are concerned. And so it was at Highbury once more. A goal up, a man up and with their tails...
At Last Night's First Night
Byline: MICHAEL COVENEY Camille, by Alexandre Dumas: Lyric, Hammersmith DANIELA Nardini has pursued a successful television career since her breakthrough as Anna, the lager swilling, man-eating lawyer in the hit series This Life. But in her...
Bali-Style Outrage against the Young Is Likely, MPs Warned
Byline: TIM HALL A BALI-STYLE bombing targeting young people is the most likely form of attack by terrorists in Britain, an expert warned yesterday. An assault on a nightclub or other 'soft target' is far more likely than a strike at royalty...
Beat the Tax-Free Clock; THERE ARE Just Three Weeks Left to Invest in a Tax-Efficient Isa - or You'll Lose the Allowance for Ever. but, Given the Current Parlous State of the World's Financial Markets, Do You Dare to Put Your Money into Shares or Should You Stick with Cash? CHARLOTTE BEUGGE Answers the Questions. AS THE DEADLINE FOR INVESTING IN ISAS LOOMS, SHOULD YOU PART WITH YOUR MONEY? Money Mail
Byline: CHARLOTTE BEUGGE WHAT ARE ISAS? INVENTED by Gordon Brown to replace Peps and Tessas, Isas (Individual Savings Accounts) first went on sale in April 1999. And while Peps and Tessas were basically straightforward, Isas are anything but....
Bhoys Must Believe If They Are to Succeed Where We Failed - Bannon
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT SIXTEEN years on and Eamonn Bannon still can't forget the abject disappointment of Dundee United's defeat by IFK Gothenburg in the UEFA Cup Final. Jim McLean's side had done splendidly to reach it, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach,...
Bishops' Blow to McConnell Bigotry Battle
Byline: EDDIE BARNES THE Catholic Church will today claim the Scottish Executive lacks the 'moral authority' to tackle sectarianism. The charge will be a blow to First Minister Jack McConnell's stand against religious bigotry. A paper approved...
Blair and a War Wound That Might Never Heal
Byline: SIMON HEFFER WHATEVER the rights and wrongs of the impending war, Tony Blair faces the gravest challenge to his authority in the nine years that he has led Labour. For it now seems impossible that there will be a second UN resolution to...
Blunkett Unveils a New 'Snoop Charter'
Byline: JO BUTLER POWERS to snoop on personal telephone and email records are to be handed to more than 500 organisations, it was revealed yesterday. Local councils, the Royal Mail and a raft of Government departments will be able to demand access...
Boots on Right Foot?; Money Mail
Byline: SYLVIA MORRIS HIGH STREET chemist Boots has linked up with a friendly society to offer a long-term children's saving plan. But is this really something you should pick up with your baby food and nappies? The Children's Mutual's Baby Bond...
Britain Tops the European League for Obesity Deaths
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN GERMANY MORE people are dying in Britain due to being overweight or obese than anywhere else in Europe, a study revealed yesterday. Around one in every 11 deaths in the UK is now linked to carrying excess fat u 50 per cent...
Calamity Charles; Another Op to Add to a Life of Breaks and Bruises
Byline: BEEZY MARSH THIS week, it was revealed that Prince Charles has to undergo surgery to treat a severe hernia. However, this is just the latest medical problem the Prince has suffered. Ever since he was at school, the 54-year-old Prince...
Complaints from the Front
COMPLAINTS FROM THE FRONT . IT'S a bit of a joke here. No showers, portaloos that are always full and literally two tablespoons of scran (military slang for food). Certainly not enough to sustain me. One thing's for sure - I'm not going to...
Complaints Rocket as TV Turns Up the Violence
Byline: TARA CONLAN TELEVISION has sunk to new depths with record complaints about violence and swearing, it was revealed yesterday. A damning review shows public concern about programmes is the greatest since records began more than 30 years...
Different Way to Play Share Game
Byline: JUSTIN HARPER INVESTORS looking for a quick and cheap way into the stock market could opt for an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). This is a type of share which tracks a particular index, such as the FTSE100 or Eurostoxx 50. ETFs differ...
Eine Kleine Chocolate Cake
Byline: DEBORAH JACKSON Strauss? Mozart? Sticky pastries? Deborah Jackson took her children on a cultural tour of Vienna MY SON Joe, aged nine,is conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in a stirring rendition of a Strauss waltz. Suddenly, one of...
Elderly Hit by Bonus Ban; Money Mail
Byline: CHARLOTTE BEUGGE THOUSANDS of elderly people who are dependent on with profits bonds for monthly cash have seen their carefully laid plans scuppered as their income has suddenly dried up. And, thanks to nasty clauses in their policies,...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE MIGHT tomorrow's official report into the gift-selling shenanigans (and alleged homosexual rape) among royal servants end Prince Charles's hopes of succeeding his mother? If, at 54, he's seen as being unable to preside...
Err, One More Thing. . . Answers to Correspondents
QUESTION The detective series Columbo, Diagnosis-Murder and Bergerac seem to be shown every day on one channel or another. Which 'tec series holds the record for highest number of episodes? PETER FALK recently celebrated 35 years of playing Lieutenant...
Even JP Tumbles through on Black Hole Day; Bookies Take a Bashing in Ring
Byline: ALAN FRASER WHEN the legendary bookie basher JP McManus wins at Cheltenham, there is only one question to be asked and answered. Was he on, as they say in the vernacular? 'No,' the Irish multimillionaire declared after Youlneverwalkalone...
Families on Tax Credits Facing Fines; Money Mail
Byline: MATT KOVAC FAMILIES who will benefit from new tax credits in April could face fines of u300 if they fail to return forms on time, it has emerged. The revelation, exposed by accountants Grant Thornton, is a major blow to families who are...
Fingered!Contestant Tells Millionaire Cheat Trial of the Moment He Realised Army Major Was Colluding with Coughing Lecturer
Byline: GORDON RAYNER A WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire? contestant told yesterday of the moment that he realised an Army major was ' in cahoots' with another player. Graham Whitehurst said he became convinced Tecwen Whittock was coughing to signal...
Flashpoints Cheat Claims at Highbury .. . Race Taunts in Milan. Now Arsenal and Newcastle Are Left on a Knife-Edge
Byline: COLIN YOUNG;IAN MCGARRY ARSENAL and Newcastle are still clinging to their dream of reaching the Champions League quarterfinals after a night of controversy. The Gunners were held 1-1 at home by Roma, who had star striker Francesco Totti...
Fleeced by a Thai Gold Digger
Byline: NATASHA COURTENAY-SMITH He was a lonely divorc, she was a stunning young Thai girl.Yet when SHE proposed a week after they met,he still didn't smell a rat. Now, his naivety has cost him u40,000 SITTING cross-legged on a bamboo mat next...
Foil the Taxman -Get on Your Bike; Money Mail
Byline: LINDA WHITNEY FORGET the company car. If congestion charging spreads, the smartest tax-free company perk could be a bike. Under little-known 'green' transport tax rules, if you use your own bike on company business - to visit clients,...
Fred's Swipe at Beeb Might Skittle Chance of Knighthood
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE FREDDIE TRUEMAN'S involuntary departure from the BBC's Test Match Special commentary team still rankles. 'I miss broadcasting, of course I do,' he tells Frank Keating in the increasingly newsworthy Wisden Cricket Monthly,...
Get Your Chin Up and Enjoy a Fat-Free Future
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE THERE seemed to be a dismaying lack of fortitude, not to mention some desperate phraseology, when Marcus Trescothick returned to England last week from his well-remunerated, all-expenses paid winter in the sun in two southern...
Give Us a Tax Break; the Last Word Money Mail
Byline: TONY HAZELL PREPARE for another tax attack from Gordon Brown. Not satisfied with undermining pensions, hiking National Insurance and abolishing mortgage tax relief, he's now targeting Individual Savings Accounts (Isas). From April...
Gone to Heaven; after Being Killed off in Cold Feet, Helen Gets Back to What She Loves Best
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS DAYS after the dramatic death of her character Rachel in Cold Feet, Helen Baxendale shows why she has chosen to put her successful acting career on hold. Taking the dogs for an afternoon walk with her two children, the 33-year-old...
Guards' Bearskins May Be Demobbed in Anti-Fur Protest; Army Tries to Find an Alternative Material after Animal
Byline: MATTHEW BAYLEY FOR two centuries it has stood tall and proud as a British military tradition. But the bearskin could be about to be toppled after protests from animal rights activists. The Ministry of Defence is trying to find a fake...
Hibs Face a Fight for Combe's Signature
HIBS face stiff competition from Bradford City for the signature of Dundee United keeper Alan Combe, who will be released at the end of the season. Easter Road manager Bobby Williamson is reported to be interested in the 28-year-old, a lifelong...
Hospital 'Missed Chances' to Save Mother of Twins; Her Death from Heart Condition Was Preventable, Expert Tells Inquest
Byline: BETH HALE A YOUNG mother died just days after having twins following a string of hospital failures, an inquest heard yesterday. Alison Middleton, 31, who had a heart condition as a child, was ill during pregnancy but allowed home two...
How Battle Exercise Exposed the Army's Failings in the Desert
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY WITH British troops on the brink of war, a disturbing official report will today raise serious questions over their ability to fight in the desert. A massive exercise in the Gulf state of Oman exposed significant 'shortcomings',...
I Was Freed from Panic Attacks
Byline: PAUL MCKENNA PAULINE JONES, 52, lives in Orpington, Kent, with her husband Alan, 54. The couple, who have three sons, run their own welding business. Pauline says: I WAS 19 years old when I had my first panic attack in a doctor's surgery....
Joy for Johnson; Rooster Gives His Rider Good Reason to Crow
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE EVIDENCE, if it were needed, that racing is a great leveller was provided by Richard Johnson's sparkling Smurfit Champion Hurdle victory on Rooster Booster yesterday. As Johnson was celebrating, arch rival Tony McCoy,...
Judge Kicks out Juror Wearing an Fcuk T-Shirt; 'The Mode of Dress Was a Potential Source of Distraction'
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE IT happened, appropriately enough, during the swearing in. A juror was reading the oath before the start of a court case when he stumbled over the words. The judge glanced across at him u and was shocked to see he was...
Judge Kicks out Juror Wearing an T-Shirt
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE IT happened, appropriately enough, during the swearingin. A juror was reading the oath before the start of a court case when he stumbled over the words. The judge glanced across at him - and was shocked to see he was...
Kylie-Go-Round
Byline: DAVID THOMAS KYLIE-GO-ROUND As she taunts her ex with a new lover, just look who else has been on u and off u the Kylie Carousel KYLIE MINOGUE was pictured cuddling her new boyfriend this week, days after kiss-and-tell revelations...
Libya 'Ready to Pay [Pounds Sterling]1.7billion for Lockerbie'
LIBYA has finally accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing in return for an end to UN sanctions, it was claimed last night. According to sources, Libyan officials have reached an agreement with Britain and the U.S. to accept civic responsibility...
Looking to Replay McCoist's Heroics; Experience Shows How Quickly Old Firm Pendulum Can Swing
Byline: ROGER HANNAH By ROGER HANNAH IT WAS the match which spawned a legend, one which transformed Ally McCoist from grinning wannabe to ubiquitous and everlasting Ibrox idol. The 1984 League Cup Final, when Rangers saved an abject season with...
Lynda Lee-Potter
Byline: LYNDA LEE-POTTER THIS MONTH the worthy and famous have been going to Buckingham Palace to get their gongs. The new knights will find their titles are immensely useful when it comes to getting preferential treatment. Recently Nicholas...
Macca Harks Back to a Memorable Night
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS STEVE McMANAMAN relived the moment he reduced Parkhead to a stunned silence and yesterday backed Liverpool's current line-up to emulate his matchwinning heroics when hostilities are resumed between two of British football's...
Man Ordered to Wear a Tie Wins Sex Bias Claim
A CIVIL servant ordered to wear a collar and tie to work was the victim of sexual discrimination, a tribunal ruled yesterday. Matthew Thompson, a 32-yearold clerk, was upset that female JobCentre colleagues were allowed to dress casually while he...
March on Moscow; Flyer Can Lift Irish Hearts in Champion
Byline: BRIAN GILES MOSCOW FLYER should keep his Irish fans smiling by lifting today's Queen Mother Champion Chase ( Cheltenham, 3.15). The gelding, trained by Jessica Harrington in Co Kildare, has been in great form this season and bolted up...
McManaman Steps Up Again to Have His Say
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS STEVE McMANAMAN relived the moment he reduced Parkhead to a stunned silence yesterday - and backed Liverpool's current line-up to emulate his heroics when hostilities are resumed between two of football's biggest names. ...
McManaman Steps Up Again Tohavehis Say
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS STEVE McMANAMAN relived the moment he reduced Parkhead to a stunned silence yesterday - and backed Liverpool's current line-up to emulate his heroics when hostilities are resumed between two of football's biggest names. Real...
Mick's Yer Man; McCarthy Will Put the Spark Back in Team, Predicts Niall
Byline: COLIN YOUNG;MARTIN HARDY THE RINGTONE on Mick McCarthy's mobile phone is the signature tune from Mission Impossible, a fitting description of the job facing the Yorkshireman as he takes over at Sunderland today. Not that McCarthy will...
Microwave Treatment to 'Zap' Breast Cancer
Byline: JENNY HOPE WOMEN with early-stage breast cancer may one day be able to have microwave treatment to 'zap' the lump and avoid surgery. Tackling tumours with high-heat microwave technology originally used in the U.S. 'Star Wars' defence...
Ministerial Aides Who Will Rebel
THE Daily Mail has contacted all 56 Labour Parliamentary Private Secretaries over the last two days to seek their intentions in the event of no second United Nations resolution. Of the 35 who responded, ten said they would quit and nine said they...
Modern Myth of Two-Tier Education
Byline: ALLAN MASSIE Daily Mail yesterday - universities are demanding millions in extra funding to attract more disadvantaged students at the expense of middleclass pupils from independent schools. This sort of news worries middle- class parents,...
Mother of All Bombs
A 'SUPERBOMB' which destroys everything within a mile is set to be used by the Americans in the early stages of a war. The first live test of the high-explosive bomb u which has the power of a small nuclear weapon and will create a cloud big enough...
Neighbours Call It an Eyesore. Their Local Environmental Health Chief Calls It His Garden
IT looks more like a breaker's yard than a garden. Two rusting cars, a brokendown pickup complete with portable cabin, a derelict Transit van, a milk float, a camper van, trailer, portable workshop and an old bed are the principal features. On...
Nicol Calls It Quits; Spark Has Gone, Says Ex-Scotland Skipper
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON ANDY NICOL, the first British player to lift rugby's European Cup and the last man to lead Scotland to victory over England, yesterday announced his retirement from the game at the end of the season. The Glasgow scrum-half...
Nursing Emergency
Byline: EDDIE BARNES 15,000 new recruits are needed or NHS will be in danger, warns union AN extra 15,000 nurses are needed in Scotland within four years or patient care in the NHS will collapse, experts warned yesterday. The warning was issued...
Nursing Emergency; 15,000 New Recruits Are Needed or NHS Will Be in Danger, Warns Union
Byline: EDDIE BARNES AN extra 15,000 nurses are needed in Scotland within four years or patient care in the NHS will collapse, experts warned yesterday. The warning was issued by the Royal College of Nursing, which claimed recruits were required...
Pension Holidays Turn to Nightmare
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND SOME of Britain's largest employers have run up multimillion pound pension fund deficits after enjoying long contribution holidays during the past two decades, the Daily Mail can reveal. They include consumer goods group...
Peterborough ;Attlee's Bottom Line
Byline: PETERBOROUGH Peterborough Our new column of the eccentric, the heart-warming and, yes, the downright dotty. Named after that city in Middle England (where else?), it captures Britishness. And you, our readers, will shape it. Send us your...
Posh's U150k Apology; Humiliation as She Pays Damages for Slander after Saying Souvenir Shop's Signed Photograph of Beckham Was Fake
Byline: BILL MOULAND USUALLY when Victoria Beckham goes shopping, she comes away with bags full of designer goods to fill her homes and wardrobes. Yesterday, after the most disastrous spree of her life, she had bills for more than u150,000 but...
Publishing Shadow Troubling Johnson
Byline: CHARLES SALE CHAMPION Hurdlewinning jockey Richard Johnson collected u15,000 as his riding percentage for his remarkably easy triumph on Rooster Booster in the big race at Cheltenham yesterday. However, the jockey is finding it a lot...
RAF Are Caught with Their Defences Down
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY THE Ministry of Defence yesterday ordered a top level inquiry following two major security breaches within 24 hours at a Scottish air base. In the more serious incident, a woman peace protester broke in to RAF Leuchars and...
Read the Broken Promises; Money Mail
Byline: JAMES HOPEGOOD ENDOWMENTS were sold with extravagant promises of tax-free lump sums and mortgages repaid without hassle. But the insurance companies and financial advisers who made these promises have repeatedly attempted to deny this...
Rebellion on the Brink of Battle
Rebellion on the brink of battle WITH war now 'pretty damned inevitable', according to one Minister, hopes all but gone for that crucial second Resolution at the UN and Labour MPs openly challenging the party leadership, these are the darkest days...
Rush: We Will Be Too Strong
Byline: ROGER HANNAH WORTHINGTON CUP winners Liverpool travel across the border this morning with a superiority complex tucked neatly into their luggage. Anfield legend Ian Rush and German midfielder Dietmar Hamann yesterday oozed confidence...
Saddam's Being Let off the Hook; the Prime Minister Warns France and Russia That They Are Playing into the Hands of Iraq with Threat to Use UN Veto in Any Circumstances
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM AN angry Tony Blair accused France and Russia of signalling to Saddam Hussein that he was 'off the hook' yesterday. The Prime Minister fiercely criticised their threat that they would veto a new UN resolution authorising...
Sara Cox's Childhood Horse Fights for Life after Being Set Alight
RADIO One DJ Sara Cox's childhood horse has suffered horrific injuries in an arson attack. The gelding, which is stabled near her father's home, had petrol thrown over it before being set alight. It survived the attack after the stable's owners,...
She Flexed Her Muscles like an Arbroath Publican; Yesterday in Parliament
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS WE SPEND u6.7 million a year on the Secretary of State for Scotland, Helen Liddell and her departmental flunkeys. Yesterday she was good enough to come down to the Commons for her monthly Question Time scrutiny. It lasts...
She's Selfish, Arrogant and Vain but Clare Can't Fool Me
Byline: LYNDA LEE-POTTER CLARE SHORT has threatened to leave the Cabinet over Tony Blair's Iraq policy. She has accused him of being reckless with our government, and reckless with his own future position and place in history. She failed to mention...
Shop around for the Best Annuity
Byline: MATT KOVAC SECURING a decent income in retirement has never been so difficult as pension annuity rates have tumbled to rock bottom levels. Everyone who invests in a personal pension or a money-purchase scheme is compelled by the Government...
Silver Lining; Larsson Is Raring to Go as Celtic Shape Up for Battle without Agathe
Byline: ROGER HANNAH DIDIER AGATHE last night spoke of his anguish at missing the biggest week of his career. As Celtic fans held their breath for Henrik Larsson's return to arms, it was confirmed Agathe will miss the Battle of Britain against...
Single Parents Now Account for 25pc of British Families
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT THE number of single-parent families in Scotland has risen by more than two- thirds in ten years, figures revealed yesterday. Research shows that the number of lone parent households has rocketed from 90,937 in 1991 to 151,484...
Skies Go Dark for Airlines
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER AS FAR as the global airline industry is concerned, the sooner the Americans and British deal with Saddam - and for that matter Osama - the better. But whether any of the biggest carriers will still be afloat at that point...
Small World for Buzz Travellers; Money Mail
Byline: LIZ PHILLIPS FROM today, the 200,000 unlucky holidaymakers who booked with low-cost airline Buzz can buy flights on the routes retained by Ryanair, which is taking it over from Dutch carrier KLM. But Buzz customers may still not get the...
Splash out or We'll Regret It; Fergie Challenges the Money Men by Calling for Three New Players
Byline: IAN LADYMAN SIR ALEX Ferguson has given the Manchester United board the strongest indication yet that he expects to spend significant sums in the transfer market this summer. The United manager has been told by chief executive Peter Kenyon...
Superbug Hits 11,000 Patients on Dirty Wards
Byline: BEEZY MARSH AROUND 11,000 hospital patients were infected by the 'superbug' MRSA in just 18 months, it was revealed yesterday. Almost a third of cases could have been avoided with better hospital hygiene, renewing fears that patients'...
Tattered Footsie Claws Back a Little Lost Ground
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER THE bedraggled Footsie managed to close with its nose in front for the first time in six trading days. Down 35.7 points before elevenses and with the 3400 level very much under threat, it rallied on technical influences to trade...
Ten Men of Roma Keep Arsenal Dream on Hold
Byline: MATT LAWTON Arsenal . . . . . . . .1 Roma . . . . . . . . . . . .1 AFTER all the talk of turning points, the painful truth remains. A fine Arsenal team this may be, but not one that can yet consider itself among Europe's elite. Their...
Terrorist Defence? Australia Will Help; THE WAY IT IS
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS NOW IT BEGAN to worry her. Blair was on TV again saying there would certainly be a terrorist attack on Britain. But he didn't know the place or the date. And still he wouldn't say what anybody should do if the streets went yellow...
The Baby Who Died Because Her Parents Had a Row in the Car; 'Gross Negligence' Caused 70mph Crash, Rules Coroner
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL A COUPLE had a furious row in their car seconds before it crashed, killing their baby daughter. And yesterday a coroner ruled that their behaviour made them both responsible for their little girl's death. Mohammed Nadeem...
The Bhoy Who Would Be King
Byline: RODDY THOMSON .MENTION Celtic and Liverpool together and the name Kenny Dalglish always follows in the same breath. After a career which scaled football's highest peaks but also encompassed the game's tragic side, no one has greater experience...
The Bhoy Who Would Be King
*MENTION Celtic and Liverpool together and the name Kenny Dalglish always follows in the same breath. After a career which scaled football's highest peaks but also encompassed the game's tragic side, no one has greater experience of the spiritual link...
The Blair Mutiny
Byline: DAVID HUGHES THE extraordinary threat of a leadership challenge is hanging over Tony Blair as he prepares to lead Britain into war. Leftwing Labour MPs are for the first time talking openly about trying to topple the Premier if he follows...
The Final Hurdle; No Robson Surrender but Inter's Comeback Hits Hopes
Byline: COLIN YOUNG Inter Milan . . . . . . . .2 Newcastle United . . .2 WHEN SIR Bobby Robson made his emotional return to Barcelona before Christmas his former employers presented him with a silver plaque. Next week he needs more than a commemorative...
This Baby Suffered Brain Damage and Epilepsy after the MMR Jab. So Why Did Doctors Ignore Warnings That It Might Be Unsafe? Mmr: THE TRUTH; MMR: THE TRUTH
Byline: MELANIE PHILLIPS FOR three months, Mail writer Melanie Phillips has been investigating the MMR controversy. Yesterday, in the first part of a major series, she revealed how crucial evidence has been distorted to give the vaccine the all-clear...
Too Sweet This Sugary Caine
Byline: PETER PATERSON Hollywood Greats: Michael Caine (BBC1); The Sopranos (C4) ANYTHING more shudderingly genuflectory than last night's Hollywood Greats on Michael Caine would be hard to imagine. Except, of course, any other interview...
Tough Day, Ulrika?; Weepy Star Takes Her Final Bow at the Academy
Byline: LAURA BENJAMIN;TONY BONNICI NO ONE could accuse her of not trying hard enough. But despite her best singing efforts, Ulrika Jonsson was voted out of the celebrity Fame Academy house last night. The Swedish-born presenter, 35, appeared...
Trading Places Pupil Is Sent Home over the Theft of a Phone; Suspension for Inner-City Boy Who Got a Public School Place
Byline: JAMES MILLS;CHARLOTTE GILL AN inner-city teenager who was given a place at a leading public school has been suspended for stealing. Ryan Bell's big chance was paid for by a TV documentary team who set out to prove that a child's environment...
Try a Quick Fix; Savings Watch Money Mail
Byline: SYLVIA MORRIS MONTHLY income seekers breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee left base rate unchanged at 3.75 pc. But they should brace themselves for bad news: economists expect a further...
U3.7m for Boy Left Disabled by Birth Delays
A BOY left disabled after doctors refused to induce his birth because a consultant went on holiday without leaving any instructions was awarded u3.75million damages yesterday. The emergency procedure was delayed three weeks and as a result Jordan...
U.S. 'Would Fight without Britain'; as Prime Minister's Efforts to Win a Second Resolution Look Doomed to Failure, Stark Warning from Rumsfeld That America Is Ready to Go It Alone
Byline: GRAEME WILSON;PAUL EASTHAM DONALD Rumsfeld shocked Downing Street last night by declaring that America could go to war against Saddam Hussein without Britain. The U.S. Defence Secretary said that the 40,000 British troops in the Gulf...
War Is 'Now Inevitable'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS DEFENCE Minister Lewis Moonie told British troops near the Iraqi border yesterday war was 'pretty damned inevitable ' unless Saddam Hussein capitulates. It was the strongest admission by a member of the Government so far...
Was the Star of Miami Vice Caught Laundering U5billion?
Byline: ALLAN HALL AS the pastel-clad star of the TV detective series Miami Vice, Don Johnson was famous for foiling farfetched crime capers. But when the actor crossed into Germany from Switzerland with a paper fortune worth $8billion u around...
Why Pupils with a Pushy Mother Do Best at School
CHILDREN with average ability and pushy mothers do better at school than those who are just naturally clever, a leading academic will claim today. Professor Stephen Ball believes the ' pro - active tactics' of middle- class mothers is the key to...
Why You Must Be Rolling in It to See the Stones
Byline: PAUL DRURY THE Rolling Stones are demanding the highest seat price of any concert staged in Scotland - a staggering pound sterling150 a ticket. The top charge for their two concerts at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in...
Wicked Whispers
[ordinal indicator, feminine] RICHARD E. GRANT is taking no credit for his famous quip in the cult film Withnail And I, in which he demands 'the finest wines available to humanity'. It's just been voted the third greatest cinema one-liner of all time....
Workers' Anger at [Pounds Sterling]30,000 Banquet for Pension Bosses
Byline: DARREN BEHAR PENSION chiefs are to enjoy a 'spectacular' pound sterling30,000 banquet despite the crisis which has left millions of workers facing ruin in old age. Some 600 executives from the struggling company pension industry will...
Working out the Best Deal; Money Mail
Byline: JUSTIN HARPER THE ingenuity of lenders is leading many homebuyers unwittingly to take out more expensive mortgage deals than they realise. A handful of lenders are offering low interest rate mortgages in order to get their names listed...
WPC Switched Police Dog for Her Family Pet
Byline: SARAH HUDSON A POLICE dog handler used her own pet to break up a street brawl after secretly switching it with her 'official' animal. An industrial tribunal heard that WPC Jackie Cochrane had been called to a disturbance outside a nightclub...
You Really Can Think Yourself Healthy Paul McKenna Reveals How to Boost Your Immunity and Banish Stress by Harnessing the Power of Your Mind .
Byline: PAUL MCKENNA MOST doctors agree that the mind has a profound effect upon a person's sense of wellbeing. Research has shown that optimists have a powerful, positive effect upon their health, and everyone knows you can think yourself into...
Zara's Heart Is Racing for Her Jockey Again
Byline: BILL MOULAND OFFICIALLY it was the winner's ceremony for the biggest race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Unofficially, it became the moment Zara Phillips and Richard Johnson cleared another hurdle in their rekindling romance....