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Articles from January 1, 2010

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10 to Keep an Eye out for in 2010
Byline: Mark Wilson A NEW YEAR brings with it new hope and expectation. Whether they are emerging home-grown talents or recent imports from overseas, there is a host of players eager to make their name in the SPL over the course of 2010. Here, Sportsmail's...
1 in 3 Mandarins Has [Pounds Sterling]1m Pension
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent NEARLY a third of top civil servants have a pension pot worth more than [pounds sterling]1million, research reveals today. The findings expose the goldplated retirements which the 'millionaire mandarins'...
2009 AN IBROX ODYSSEY; from the Unbeatable Highs of a Title Triumph to the Crushing Lows of European Humiliation and Financial Meltdown ... in 12 Turbulent Months
Byline: by PETER JARDINE WALTER SMITH began his second spell as Rangers manager with a 5-0 win over Dundee United almost exactly three years ago. And it is three victories over the same tangerine opponents which define his club's success throughout...
280,000 Will Be Centenarians by 2050
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor SOME 280,000 Britons will be over the age of 100 within a few decades, figures show. The rise from just over 10,000 now suggests a rapidly ageing population will bring huge cultural change to the country....
6% House Price Rise Defies Gloom
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor A STEADY rise in house prices over the past year has confounded experts who predicted a slump in the market. Figures released yesterday show prices have increased by around 6 per cent over the last...
A BRIGHT NEW DAWN; at the Start of the New Decade, Britain's Mood May Be Bleak. but in Truth, Says MAX HASTINGS, There Are Many Reasons for Optimism about the Future
Byline: MAX HASTINGS SELDOM has a past decade been less lamented than the Noughties. Entering the Teens -- a silly word, surely we can do better -- we perceive a host of reasons to be glum. The next ten years will be beset by economic and environmental...
A BRIGHT NEW DAWN; Decade, Britain's at the Start of the New but in Truth, Says Mood May Be Bleak. There Are Many MAX HASTINGS, about the Future Reasons for Optimism
Byline: MAX HASTINGS SELDOM has a past decade been less lamented than the Noughties. Entering the Teens -- a silly word, surely we can do better -- we perceive a host of reasons to be glum. The next ten years will be beset by economic and environmental...
A Dad at 64? Not Me, Says Van ... and I've Never Even Heard of the 'Mother'
Byline: Ben Todd THE showbusiness world was taken by surprise when it was announced that Van Morrison had become a father again at the age of 64. After all, there had been no indication that the legendary musician was about to become a dad for...
A Dad at 64? Not Me, Says Van. and I've Never Even Heardof the 'Mother'
Byline: Ben Todd THE showbusiness world was taken by surprise when it was announced that Van Morrison had become a father again at the age of 64. After all, there had been no indication that the legendary musician was about to become a dad for...
A Deep-Fried Mars? ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENT
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Is there any evidence of global warming on Mars? HABIBULLO Abdussamatov is the supervisor of the Astrometria project of the Russian section of the International Space Station and the head of the space research...
A Deep-Fried Mars? Compiled by Charles Legge
QUESTION Is there any evidence of global warming on Mars? HABIBULLO Abdussamatov is the supervisor of the Astrometria project of the Russian section of the International Space Station and the head of the space research laboratory at the St Petersburgbased...
Aged 83 and a Tireless Queen Shows No Sign of Letting Up
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent SHE may be approaching her 84th birthday, but the Queen is still carrying out official engagements at the rate of more than one a day. Figures compiled by the Daily Mail suggest that she conducted 375...
A Girl's Last Goodbye: 'Mam, We Will Always Love You'
Byline: Brendan Furlong A LITTLE girl whose mother died in a motorway crash told mourners at her funeral yesterday: 'Mam we love you, we will always love you.' Breda O'Connor, 41, was killed when a minibus flipped over in treacherous conditions...
A High-Octane Epic from the Master; SCI-FI
Byline: BY HARRY RITCHIE UNDER THE DOME BY STEPHEN KING (Hodder [pounds sterling]19.99) A PLANE crumples into an invisible wall. Birds crash into the unseen barrier and fall out of the sky, cars and trucks slam into it, would-be rescuers run to...
An Audience with Magnificent Spike
JOHN ANTROBUS'S Christmas with Peter Sellers reminded me of my first dinner with Spike Milligan, also in Brighton (Mail). I got to know Spike through Peter. We'd been introduced at a BBC bash when, for want of something to say, I blurted out: 'I love...
... and the Wacky Inventions That Would Make Life Even Better
Byline: JONATHAN MARGOLIS 2010 may sound impossibly futuristic, but there are still plenty of technological innovations that could make our lives easier. JONATHAN MARGOLIS makes a personal selection. SPOUSE-NAV YOU know how it is; you and your...
Andy Aiming to Be Mr Incredible
Byline: by MIKE DICKSON Tennis Correspondent AS a declaration of intent for 2010, Andy Murray's chosen option for the festive season takes some beating. Newly single after splitting from girlfriend Kim Sears, the British No 1 spent Christmas...
A NOISY ROAD TO RICHES; There Are Advantages to Living on a Busy Route, Especially in the Downturn, Reports Christopher Hall
Byline: Christopher Hall MOST people want to live well away from the noise and pollution of Britain's 25,000 miles of roads. But in these belt-tightening days, there is one compelling reason why you might want a roadside home -- it will cost you...
BARGAIN BOYD THE REAL STEAL; [Pounds Sterling]2,500 per Goal? That's Simply the Best by McLeish
Byline: by MARK WILSON THESE days, Alex McLeish sits in the manager's office at Birmingham City with [pounds sterling]40million of transfer funds burning a hole in his pocket. Even those riches, however, will not be able to depose Kris Boyd as the...
Bertie's Silent Movie. Ahern Pays Back K11 Cost of Film at Top Washington Hotel but Won't Tell Us What He Watched
Byline: Galen English IT was Bertie's big blowout in the States days before he stepped down as taoiseach, but his lavish E65,000 trip has been overshadowed by one question: Which movie did Mr Ahern watch and then bill the taxpayer E11 for? The Mail...
Bod's Best Result of the Decade? When Amy Said 'Yes'
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor HE BURST into the Noughties with a hat-trick of tries against France and a historic first rugby win in Paris in almost 30 years. And Brian O'Driscoll finished the decade on an even greater high, skippering...
Brain Drain for Schools; Senior Teachers Prepare to Retire in Droves amid Pension Changes Fears
Byline: Catherine Fegan OUR schools will be cleared out of many experienced teachers and principals in the coming months thanks to Brian Lenihan's Budget, unions have warned. The Irish National Teachers' Organisation has predicted a 'massive...
Bright Young Things Will Keep Us Winning Trophies, Vows Fergie
Byline: by IAN LADYMAN AFTER 11 major trophies, almost 400 victories and more than 1,100 goals, few would argue that the first decade of the second millennium has belonged to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. Other clubs have risen in...
Britain's Airports Face Scanner Chaos
Byline: Tim Shipman and Kirsty Walker MILLIONS of airline passengers will have to pass through body scanners in a major security crackdown, Gordon Brown will say today. The UK and U.S. will use every possible technology to fight the Al Qaeda...
Budget Cutbacks Hit Children's Education; Warning by Teachers' Union as Recession Bites
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor THE education of children is suffering because of widespread school budget cutbacks, teachers warned yesterday. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the country's largest teaching union, said youngsters...
Bust-Ups That So Nearly Forced Swann to Give Up
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH HE'S England's leading wicket-taker in 2009, has won successive man-ofthe-match awards and would have been an imaginative pick as the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Yet Graeme Swann is the fairytale that almost never...
Cardinal Daly, Father of the Peace Process Dies
Byline: Galen English HE DEDICATED his life to the peace process in the North, and Cardinal Cahal Daly died there last night, at the age of 92. The former leader of the Catholic Church was taken to Belfast City Hospital four days ago, where he...
CBI: 'Bank Crisis Is Far from Resolved'
Byline: Tamsin Brown THE CBI warned the banking crisis is 'far from resolved', raising the threat of aftershocks from the credit crunch. In a gloomy New Year message, the CBI Director-General Richard Lambert pointed out that the process of reforming...
CBI Chief Warns of a Rocky Year Ahead for Businesses
Byline: Lucy Farndon Deputy City Editor A BOSSES' leader has warned that the credit crisis is 'far from over' and that industry will suffer the aftershocks all through the new year. CBI director-general Richard Lambert said businesses are still...
Charlie Dimmock Puts Her Darling Buds on Display
Byline: Baz Bamigboye CHARLIE DIMMOCK the television gardener has been having voice and acting lessons to help her better present her mature blooms when she makes her theatrical debut in Calendar Girls. The horticulturist with Titian tresses has...
Charlotte Issues an SOD (Save Our Dinghy!)
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter CHARLOTTE Church called the coastguard in a panic ... after losing her rubber dinghy at sea. The 23-year-old singer raised the alert after the inflatable became detached from her [pounds sterling]800,000 motor yacht...
Chick-Lit
Byline: BY SARA LAWRENCE WILLIAM WALKER'S FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE BY MATT RUDD (Harper [pounds sterling]6.99) I GUESS if you're interested in chick-lit then you're interested in relationships, so chick-lit from a man must be an interesting concept...
Children Exposed to Flu; Warning as Just One in Five under the Age of Five Has Been Given the Vaccine against Swine Flu
Byline: Leah McDonald JUST one in five of children under five has had the life-saving vaccine against swine flu. Doctors last night warned of the risk to children who are three times more at risk of contracting the virus than the rest of the...
CLOSE THEM DOWN; French Call for Pompey to Be Shut over Unpaid Debts; LENS CHIEF: 'WE'LL BRING DINDANE BACK'
Byline: MATT BARLOW Portsmouth failed to pay their players on time again yesterday just as French club Lens called for them to be shut down if they do not honour their debts. For the third time in four months, payday passed without the players...
COOL CARLO IS UNFLAPPABLE; EXCLUSIVE ... Andy Gray on Why the Chelsea Boss Won't Fall for Fergie's Mind Games
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY A 5-0 win for Manchester United, a 4-1 win for Arsenal. The heavyweights are chasing Chelsea and the season promises to be the most thrilling in the history of the Barclays Premier League. ANDY GRAY, who has been a big voice...
COOL CARLO UNFLAPPABLE; EXCLUSIVE... Andy Gray on Why the Chelsea Boss Won't Fall for Fergie's Mind Games
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY A 5-0 win for Manchester United, a 4-1 win for Arsenal. The heavyweights are chasing Chelsea and the season promises to be the most thrilling in the history of the Barclays Premier League. ANDY GRAY, who has been a big voice...
Could This Finally Be the Year of Justice for Stephen? for 16 Years, the Mail Has Fought to Bring the Murderers of Stephen Lawrence to Justice. Suddenly, Major New Breakthroughs Mean That 2010 Could See That Happening
Byline: by Stephen Wright and Richard Pendlebury ON MAY 5, 2004, the Metropolitan Police announced that it was ending its 11-year investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. Case closed. Insufficient evidence to go any further,...
Cover Your Ears - It's Alvin the Squeakquel
Byline: by Lina Das THOSE squeaky-voiced singing rodents, Alvin And The Chipmunks, are back for their second cinematic outing and although many a film star has appeared in a sequel, the Chipmunks are the only ones to get their own 'squeakquel'....
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: SOME LIKE IT HOT, 12.30pm, ITV1 WITH Billy Wilder's clever direction and Marilyn Monroe at her breathy best, it's no surprise that this comedy remains one of the best-loved of all time. Tony Curtis and...
Critics' Choice
Byline: SOPHIE HEATH FILM: SOME LIKE IT HOT, 12.30pm, UTV WITH Billy Wilder's direction and Marilyn Monroe at her best, it's no surprise that this comedy remains one of the best-loved of all time. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are the musicians...
Cut the Bull Mrs Beckham; They're Sickly and Deformed. So Why DID Posh Buy Becks a Bulldog for Christmas?
Byline: by Jemima Harris son BROADCASTER AN ND CAMPAIGNER GRANTED, David Beckham -- a man with millions in the bank, several homes and a wardrobe the size of Wales -- can't be an easy man to buy a present for. But still, what on earth possessed...
Did They REALLY Say That? the Famous Can Hardly Open Their Mouths without Something Daft - or Dishonest - Falling out. So Who Made These Hilarious Howlers?
Byline: Peter Mandelson AFTER his surprise return to Cabinet, Peter Mandelson gave an interview in which he purred: 'I'm a kindly pussycat.' It was one of the most disingenuous quotes of last year. But he wasn't alone in uttering a comment that...
Digital Car Air Compressor; Mail Life Gardening & Outdoor
This versatile high-capacity, automatic digital air compressor has a specially designed high-speed pump and will inflate all tyres to the correct pressure. Operation couldn't be simpler - just pre-set the correct pressure with the digital touch...
DIVORCEE MUST PAY PRICE FOR TAKING A NEW LOVER; Court Decision with Major Implications for Women
Byline: Simon Creer A MILLIONAIRE who hired a private eye to spy on his ex-wife to prove she was living with a new lover has won his appeal against paying her [pounds sterling]125,000 (e140,000) a year in maintenance. The decision could have...
Divorce Spy's Victory; Broker Wins [Pounds Sterling]125,000-a-Year Battle after Hiring Detective to Expose Wife's Love Life
Byline: Tom Kelly A CITY broker who hired a private detective to prove his ex-wife was living with another man yesterday won his legal battle against paying her [pounds sterling]125,000 a year in maintenance. Richard Grey, 36, had been ordered...
Don't Block Bigelow from the Oscars
Byline: Baz Bamigboye KATHRYN BIGELOW'S movie The Hurt Locker has really resonated in the end-of-year critics' polls, particularly in the U.S., and with Golden Globe voters. I'm hearing a lot of Bafta and Academy Award members like the film about...
Don't Give These Jobseekers Any Allowance - They're Too Doleful
Post Grad (12A) Verdict: Most bad * THE economic climate suggests there is a good comedy to be made about talented, hard-working students graduating from college in the confident expectation of ruling the world, only to have their optimism crushed...
Don't Give These Jobseekers Any Allowance - They're Too Doleful
Post Grad (12A) Verdict: Most bad * THE economic climate suggests there is a good comedy to be made about talented, hard-working students graduating from college in the confident expectation of ruling the world, only to have their optimism crushed...
Easter Road Can Be Kello's Kings Road
Byline: EWAN SMITH HIBERNIAN have rightly swaggered down Edinburgh's Princes Street this season, as genuine pretenders to the SPL throne. As Hearts attempt to shift the balance of power back to the west of the city, however, keeper Marian Kello...
Economic Recovery Boosts the Divorce Rate
Byline: Tom Kelly THE shaky economic recovery is welcome news to most hard pressed families. But, according to research, it also risks tearing them apart. Divorce lawyers predict record business in January after takings plunged during the...
Elaine Relishes a Man-Size Job
Byline: CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent TO SAY that Elaine Vassie has been thrown in at the deep end wouldn't properly explain the towering, daunting scale of the coaching challenge she has signed up for, a challenge she is relishing. Manchester...
Eustace to Bow out; Retirement Likely for Hurdle Star
Byline: by PEADAR FLANAGAN RETIREMENT is the likely option for former dual champion hurdler Hardy Eustace after he finished second to Footy Facts in the Kathleen Clarke 80th Birthday Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Trainer Dessie Hughes said:...
Evidence Grows That British Hostage Was Held by the Iranians
Byline: David Williams Chief Reporter NEW claims that British hostage Peter Moore and his four bodyguards were kidnapped by Iranians and held in Iran emerged last night. As Mr Moore, looking remarkably relaxed and well, savoured his first full...
FABREGAS MK II; Ramsey Shows He Can Fill in for Cesc
Byline: by MATT BARLOW AARON RAMSEY was barely 17 when he made his first start for Cardiff City in an FA Cup third round tie at non-League Chasetown but the 2,420 hardy souls present may have witnessed the start of something special. Ramsey orchestrated...
Farmer's Eight Hours in a Freezing Ditch
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter HE WAS trapped in a drain in the most treacherous weather conditions seen all year, but Gerard Clune will happily celebrate his 78th birthday this weekend - after being airlifted to safety. The pensioner had...
FEEL GOOD ABOUT FELT; Make Your Home Warm and Cosy with the Season's Most Fashionable Fabric
Byline: LARA SARGENT THOUGH it may not have luxe credentials, felt has shed its humble roots to become a must-have material that can be fashioned into truly gorgeous creations for the home. A firm favourite with today's designers, felt can be...
Finnan: Crisis Is Crippling Us; Shut Pompey Down, Says French Club
Byline: MATT BARLOW STEVE FINNAN last night admitted Portsmouth's crippling financial position is now affecting the players after the Premier League club again failed to pay their stars on time. For the third time in four months, payday passed...
Flip-F Lops Seller Wins Name Game with Gucci
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter A TINY British company has won a David and Goliath court battle with Gucci over the name of a clothing line. Lawyers for the Italian fashion empire had claimed that shoppers could be misled by the Birmingham firm's...
Footsie Ends the Year on a High
Byline: MARKET REPORT by Geoff Foster OUT with a whimper but still up 22pc on the year. How bad is that? Investors at New Year parties last night celebrated the Footsie's biggest yearly gain since 1997. A feat which looked virtually impossible back...
Foreign Workers Take 22,000 Jobs
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor THE number of foreign-born workers has rocketed by 22,000 during the worst recession on record. At the same time, the number of British-born employees slumped by 625,000. The Tories claimed the figures...
Foreign Workforce Rockets by 22,000
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor THE number of foreignborn workers has soared by 22,000 during the worst recession on record. At the same time, the number of British-born workers fell by 625,000. The Tories last night claimed the figures...
Four Years Later, Not One of Them Survives
Byline: Christian Gysin AS Julie Harrison cradled her newborn daughter Maisie alongside her boyfriend Andy Copland, it was a joyful family scene, seemingly full of promise for the years ahead. Miss Harrison, then 36, had been trying to have a...
Fresh Bite of the Big Apple for Bennett
Byline: Baz Bamigboye A LAN BENNETT'S National Theatre hit The Habit Of Art is Broadway-bound. Plans are well ahead for the play -- ostensibly about W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten, but really a hymn to the theatre -- to move to New York in the...
Gigi Lee, the Woman Van Does Not Know -- but Who Is Listed High on His Tour Crew
Byline: by Jenny Friel THE statement, although startling, could not have been clearer: 'Gigi and Van Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their first son, George Ivan Morrison III.' Posted on the Belfast music legend's official website, it...
Goodfellow's Six to Follow in 2010
BARBERS SHOP In 10 completed starts at trips of 2m 6f or shorter, The Queen's horse boasts fine form figures of 1312121212. Beyond that trip the figures are less impressive; 241743. After travelling well for the majority of the King George before tiring...
Goodfellow's Six to Follow in 2010
BARBERS SHOP In 10 completed starts at trips of 2m 6f or shorter, Queen Elizabeth's horse boasts fine form figures of 1312121212. Beyond that trip the figures are less impressive; 241743. After travelling well for the majority of the King George...
Half of Teachers Quit the Classroom; Violent Pupils and Red Tape Drive out 400,000
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent NEARLY half of qualified teachers no longer work in schools as pupil indiscipline and red tape drive them out of the profession. Figures uncovered by the Conservatives show that, of the nearly one million...
HEADS YOU WIN ... TAILS YOU WIN! You Reallycan Beat the Toss of a Coin -- and Here's How
Byline: by Victoria Moore HEADS or tails? Be wary if a friend offers to flip a coin to determine who buys the next round in the pub, or your husband suggests it as a way of allocating the nastiest household chores this weekend. Because though the...
Health Chain Is the First to Ban All Bags
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor HOLLAND & Barrett today becomes the first high street chain to introduce a total ban on plastic carrier bags. At the same time, the company is calling on the Government to impose a charge on all...
Health Chain Is the First to Ban the Bags
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor HOLLAND & Barrett today becomes the first high street chain to introduce a total ban on plastic carrier bags. At the same time, the company is calling on the Government to impose a charge on all...
Health Chain Is the F Irst to Ban the Bags
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor HOLLAND & Barrett today becomes the first high street chain to introduce a total ban on plastic carrier bags. At the same time, the company is calling on the Government to impose a charge on all...
Health Fear as GPs Close in Evenings
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor NEARLY one in three Scottish GP practices refuses to see patients at evenings or weekends - despite the lure of bonuses for flexible opening hours. More than 300 surgeries north of the Border have said...
Hearty Parties ... and Festive Flops; PETERBOROUGH
NEW YEAR'S Day -- a time to look forward, but also a time to reflect on the previous year, culminating, for those who can remember it, in the New Year's Eve party the night before. Maybe we should pause for a moment and consider how the dos of the...
Hearty Parties. and Festive Flops; PETERBOROUGH
NEW YEAR'S Day -- a time to look forward, but also a time to reflect on the previous year, culminating, for those who can remember it, in the New Year's Eve party the night before. Maybe we should pause for a moment and consider how the dos of the...
Here's My Fast-Lane Flat; Designer Zoe Jordan's New Pad Has the Sleek Lines of Dad Eddie's F1 Cars
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor SHE grew up in the highoctane environs of the Grand Prix circuit, as the daughter of one of its leading figures, ex-Formula 1 supremo Eddie Jordan. And while Zoe Jordan swopped her lucrative career...
Hope, Hype and the Year of the Sequel
Byline: by James O'Brien PREDICTING the likely blockbusters of the coming year delivers a curious cocktail of hope, hype and, in the case of the evolving (but not always improving) series that dominate the market, already heady expectation. It...
House Prices 'Still on the Up'
Byline: Sean Poulter A STEADY rise in house prices over the past year has confounded experts who predicted a slump in the market. Figures released yesterday show prices have increased by around 6 per cent over the last eight months, with the...
HOW I TALKED JACQUES OUT; My Secret Weapon Is Pollock's 'Wobbler'
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by STUART BROAD SHAUN Pollock, the great South African, is a bowler I really want to be like, so it made sense to study footage of him before this Test series, along with our bowling coach Ottis Gibson. The result was the ball...
How to Have a Happy Life ... (and, Best of All, It Costs Nothing)
Byline: by Maeve Haran SO, WHAT makes you really happy? Money in the bank? Designer handbags? A younger lover? According to a survey published in the Mail yesterday, it's a good night's sleep. Yes, really. And I, for one, am not surprised. A...
How to Keep Britain on the Road to Recovery; NEW YEAR VIEW
Byline: by David Frost Director General, British Chambers of Commerce NEWS of pay freezes, redundancies and business failures dominated 2009. It was a tough year for many private firms which made difficult decisions in order to stay afloat and carve...
HOW VEGAS KILLED ELVIS; Big Rhinestones, Big Collars and Even Bigger Burgers. as What Would Have Been Presley's 75th Birthday Approaches, a Writer Who Witnessed the King's Triumphant Arrival in Vegas Charts His Drug-Fuelled Decline
Byline: by Michael Hellicar ELVIS would have celebrated his 75th birthday next Friday, but for his death at 42, bloated to 20 stone and addicted to drugs. Now a new documentary looks into his final years as a Las Vegas star, when he turned the city...
Ideal for Getting Away from It All
Byline: by Jenny Shields THE image of Scots living it up on Hogmanay is one recognised around the world. And while many of us like to get into the spirit of New Year, wouldn't it be nice, before the holiday is over and real life beckons, to retreat...
IF I TAKE THE JOB NOW, I'M ON A HIDING TO NOTHING; Ibrox Embarrassment Forces Houston to Rule Himself out of Succeeding Levein at Tannadice
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON THE race to become Dundee United's new manager was thrown wide open last night after shell-shocked car e take r bos s Pe t e r Houston announced he doesn't want the job. The 51-year-old was assistant to Craig Levein for...
I Know I'm Not Easy to Live with, but Why Do I Only Attract Unfaithful Men? Jan Leeming Reveals Her Fears about Stripping off Aged 67 and Why, Even after FIVE Divorces, She's Still Looking for Love
Byline: by Richard Barber AT THE time it had seemed like such a good idea. But as former newscaster Jan Leeming made her way from her home in to the Mail's studio to be photographed in the altogether, the promised butterflies that were to cover...
I'm Joining Jose in the Hunt for One Special Kid Who Can Shine at Inter
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By JAMIE REDKNAPP IT started with trials for 7,000 boys, but how do you find a young player good enough for Jose Mourinho? Where do you start looking in these shores, among a group of boys some of whom had been rejected by Plymouth,...
In the Line of FIRE; Warriors Won't Let Hamilton off Hook ... Even for His Big Comeback
Byline: by ROB ROBERTSON AS A line-out specialist, it hardly came as the greatest of surprises when giant Edinburgh second-row star Jim Hamilton found himself hauled up on the treatment table with a condition referred to as 'jumper's knee'. What...
I Paid [Pounds Sterling]3,000 for a Clifftop Property.To Record My Own Housing Crash
Byline: Lucy Ballinger WITH two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and some amazing sea views, the bungalow seemed a b a r g a i n a t [pounds sterling]3,000. But there was a reason - it will soon fall off the edge of the cliff it stands on because...
I Pray That Being a Mean and Bitter Dad Will Stop My Beloved Grown-Up Sons Flying Back to the Family Nest
Byline: TOM UTLEY DECADES of experience have taught me that the best possible advice on New Year resolutions is to break them at the very first available opportunity. If you've resolved to give up smoking, you should always light up on the stroke...
Is That Why Buyers Aren't Falling into Your Lap, Jade?
Byline: Simon Cable Showbusiness Reporter PERHAPS it is the steep asking price that has put off would-be buyers. Or could it be the feeling that a family home should not come equipped with a strip club-style dancing pole? Whatever the reason,...
It's Fun to Be at Fir Park with Brown
Byline: EWING GRAHAME MOTHERWELL winger Jim O'Brien has revealed that the Lanarkshire club's interim management team of Craig Brown and Archie Knox have brought the fun back to Fir Park. Their first match in charge, against Hearts at Tynecastle...
It's Time to Exterminate Tennant from the TV Schedules
Byline: JAN MOIR DID YOU have a Merry David Tennant? I certainly did. In fact, who didn't? Over the Christmas holidays, the nation saw more of the Doctor Who actor than we did of our own families. His eternally bobbing Adam's apple is now more...
It's Time to Exterminate Tennant from the TV Schedules; JAN MOIR Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR ID YOU have a Merry DDavid Tennant? I certainly did. In fact, who didn't? Over the Christmas holidays, the nation saw more of the Doctor Who actor than we did of our own families. His eternally bobbing Adam's apple is now more...
I've Seen the Future ... and It's Allowed to Have Wrinkles
Byline: JAN MOIR BYE BYE, Botox? Along with the polar bear and Gordon Brown's political prospects, the so-called miracle toxin must, at last, be on the endangered list for 2010. Like Demi Moore's cosmetically restructured knees, surely it is on...
I've Seen the Future. and It's Allowed to Have Wrinkles; JAN MOIR Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR BYE BYE, Botox? Along with the polar bear and Gordon Brown's political prospects, the so-called miracle toxin must, at last, be on the endangered list for 2010. Like Demi Moore's cosmetically restructured knees, surely it is on...
Kenny's Ko Adds to Ibrox Anxiety; Walter's Worries
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS were last night facing a selection crisis ahead of Sunday's Old Firm showdown at Parkhead -- after Kenny Miller's appeal over his red card against Dundee United was thrown out. The striker's automatic ban leaves anxious...
Killed off by Wikipedia! One Writer on the Day Reports of His Death Really Were Exaggerated
Byline: by Alexander Chancellor FOR a few days recently it appeared that I was dead. Somebody looked me up in Wikipedia -- the free online encyclopaedia -- and read that I had died two weeks before Christmas. 'Alexander Chancellor (January 4,...
Labour 'Will Drop Pledge on Banning Battery Hens'
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor LABOUR'S promise to ban the battery farming of hens is set to be dropped, according to a leaked Whitehall letter. Ministers had planned to outlaw the practice, which sees egg-laying birds confined...
Life's Such a Dream for Judi ... until the Work Dries Up!
Byline: Baz Bamigboye JUDI DENCH is having a recurring dream -- and it's back for a fourth time. She is about to begin rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream with director Peter Hall, and cannot wait to return to the role she played almost 48 years...
Lives at Risk as Elderly Economise on Heating
Byline: Catherine Fegan ELDERLY people are being forced to move their beds to the living room, fearing they will not be able to pay heating bills as the cold spell continues. Temperatures plummeted to around minus 9C in some areas last night,...
Live Thrills: Adrian's Best Concerts for 2010
Byline: AT POP ACTS LADY Gaga (right) brings her Monster Ball tour to these shores in February. The ostentatious New Yorker describes her show as a cross between pop, performance art and a fashion installation, so we can expect pyrotechnics and...