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Articles from October 7, 2003

A Device That Predicts Onset of Labour; Good Health
Byline: ROGER DOBSON THE world's first device to predict the onset of labour is being tested by 60 women in a home-based trial. The device, developed by British doctors, is designed to give up to two weeks' notice of the start of labour, taking...
A Garden of Calm for Beleaguered FA; SPORTS AGENDA
Byline: CHARLES SALE THERE will be no need for police cordons in west London on Saturday when the FA put on a live screening of the Turkey-England game at the Kensington Roof Gardens for their sponsors. Looking after their five partners, who...
Aids Test Ordeal of 'Rape' Victim
Byline: CHRISTIAN GYSIN THE girl at the centre of the alleged football gang rape scandal was last night said to be 'sobbing and distraught' as she awaited the results of an Aids test. The 17-year-old, who only recently left school, was told by...
Anderlecht Glee as Grim Thompson Faces Euro Fitness Race
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN ANDERLECHT coach Hugo Broos last night welcomed the news that Celtic dangerman Alan Thompson looks set to miss the crucial Champions League clash between the sides in two weeks' time. The English midfielder, an integral...
Andes Spirit Still Alive for Minnows of Montevideo
Byline: IAIN PAYTEN FOR the past 30 years, the month of October has brought Uruguay's rugby community together to reflect on a tale of tragedy and heroism that still defines their fledgling sport. They cast their minds back to 1972 when a young...
Anger as Seven Face Court over Harris Child-Abuse Charges
Byline: PAULINE MCLAUGHLIN SIX men and an elderly woman appeared in court yesterday charged with sexually abusing three young girls. They were arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged paedophile ring on the Isle of Lewis. The men,...
Arrest Ben Affleck! Court Issues Warrant after 'Ex-Lover' Says He Threatened to Kill Her
Byline: TONY BONNICI JUST a few months ago, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were Hollywood's golden couple. J-Lo's acting and singing careers were going from strength to strength and her fiance lavished birthday gifts on her worth a million dollars...
BBC Soap Chief Abandons Ship
Byline: FRANK HURLEY THE cast and crew of a struggling TV soap were rocked by real-life drama yesterday when the show's executive producer quit after only three months. Carol- Ann Docherty stormed out of River City after a 'blazing row' with...
Berti Right to Drop Me from Squad Insists Don
Byline: ROGER HANNAH DON HUTCHISON has backed Berti Vogts' decision to omit him from Scotland's decisive Euro 2004 qualifier against Lithuania on Saturday. The versatile West Ham player will miss the opportunity to win his 25th cap as Vogts has...
Berti Right to Drop Me Fromsquad Insists Don
Byline: ROGER HANNAH DON HUTCHISON has backed Berti Vogts' decision to omit him from Scotland's decisive Euro 2004 qualifier against Lithuania on Saturday. The versatile West Ham player will miss the opportunity to win his 25th cap as Vogts has...
Bloodless Coup Threat to IDS; While Shadow Ministers Unveil Radical New Policies on Health and Education, Leadership Plotters Steal the Show
Byline: DAVID HUGHES AT BLACKPOOL A PLOT to oust Iain Duncan Smith as Tory leader does exist, one of his senior lieutenants admitted yesterday. But Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram insisted that it would be defeated. He spoke out as...
Born to Be the New Beckham
Byline: ROGER HANNAH AS COMPLIMENTS go, being favourably compared with David Beckham by the England captain's closest friend will take some beating. Darren Fletcher has earned the glowing praise of team-mate Gary Neville after just two Premiership...
Boxing Clever on Issue of Stress in the Classroom
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT CHILDREN suffering from stress and emotional problems are being encouraged to tell school counsellors about their troubles using a special classroom post box. Pupils can put notes in special red post boxes within the school,...
Bride Knifed to Death as She Dressed for Her Wedding
Byline: BETH HALE A MUSLIM bride -to-be was stabbed to death at home just minutes before she was due to marry, a court heard yesterday. Some members of Sahjda Bibi's family did not approve of her marriage to a divorcee eight years older than...
Bride Knifed to Death as She Dressed for Her Wedding; Muslim Girl Killed by Cousin Because She Chose 'An Unsuitable Husband'
Byline: BETH HALE A MUSLIM bride-to-be was stabbed to death at home just minutes before she was due to marry, a court heard yesterday. Some members of Sahjda Bibi's family did not approve of her marriage to a divorcee eight years older than her....
Brown's Recovery Blueprint; CITY COMMENT
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR AUTUMN is bringing a welcome whiff of recovery in the global economy - and more than a whiff to stock markets which, on the good days, are behaving as if all our problems are over. Wall Street paused for breath last night,...
Climber Saved by Text Plea to Friend; Message from the Alps to London Brings Helicopter Rescue
Byline: ANDY DOLAN TRAPPED on an Alpine ridge at more than 9,000ft, with the temperature plunging to -15c, climber Rachel de Kelsey knew she had to get help fast. But even if the rescue teams could be alerted, she feared they may not be able...
Conquer Public Fear of Crime, Police Told
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT SCOTLAND'S police forces are to be ordered to tackle the public's 'fear of crime' - rather than putting more officers on the streets. Despite rising levels of violent crime and a shortage of beat officers, Scottish Executive...
CONSUMER TEST; Good Health Foot Care Kits
Byline: TANIA ALEXANDER IT'S important to look after your feet because they take a lot of battering. By the end of your life you will have walked about 70,000 miles. Below, tries out some foot care kits. Scholl Foot Pamper Pack, [pounds sterling]8.99...
Do It for Me
Byline: ROGER HANNAH Fergie's battle-cry to Fletcher DARREN FLETCHER last night revealed how ' passionate Scot' Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered him to drive Scotland towards the Euro 2004 Finals. Sir Alex had previously thrown a protective cordon...
Do It for Me; Fergie's Battle-Cry to Fletcher
Byline: ROGER HANNAH DARREN FLETCHER last night revealed how ' passionate Scot' Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered him to drive Scotland towards the Euro 2004 Finals. Sir Alex had previously thrown a protective cordon around Old Trafford ' s hottest...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE TORY chairwoman Theresa May, 47, patronises her leader Iain Duncan Smith so outrageously that some senior Conservatives say she is begging for the sack in order to join those plotting his downfall. Yesterday she was quoted...
Ephraim Hardcastle
TORY chairwoman Theresa May, 47, patronises her leader Iain Duncan Smith so outrageously that some senior Conservatives say she is begging for the sack in order to join those plotting his downfall. Yesterday she was quoted in a Conservative broadsheet...
FA's Cheat Call; Ref Wiley Passes on Stefanovic Card Ruling
Byline: ALAN BIGGS THE FA are ready to spearhead an international crackdown on cheating but first have to make a firm statement of intent after the season's hottest potato landed back in their lap last night. Sportsmail can reveal that Alan Wiley,...
Ferdinand Factfile .
1978: Born Nov 7, in Peckham, south London. 1995: Turns professional with West Ham. 1996: Makes West Ham debut as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in May. Loaned out to Bournemouth in November and makes 11 appearances...
Fine Art Earns Rail Pensioners [Pounds Sterling]130million
Byline: BRETT ARENDS RAIL workers' pensions funds have been boosted by a [pounds sterling]130million profit from investments in fine art, it emerged yesterday. It was a revolutionary move by the Railways Pension Fund in 1974 to start buying paintings...
First Drug to Cure Teenage Migraine; Good Health
Byline: CAROL DAVIS A PIONEERING treatment for migraine offers a lifeline to thousands of teenagers whose excruciating headaches force them to take time off school. Until now, doctors have been able to offer little more than painkillers and rest...
GIVE A DOG A HOME! Last Month's Rescue of 244 Dogs from One House Was Truly Shocking. Now the RSPCA Needs Your Help .
Byline: JANE KELLY SCRUBBED clean, clipped and wearing smart collars, they might be cherished pets. But look closely into the faces of Sadie the Peke and Shauna the Shih-tzu and you will see apprehension - and even downright fear in their eyes....
Heart Boy Died after Blunder by a Nurse; Toddler Was Given Wrong Injection, Inquest Is Told
Byline: JAMES TOZER A TODDLER died in hospital after a nurse gave him an injection which made him stop breathing, an inquest heard yesterday. Eighteen-month-old Jake McGeough had been taken to Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool after...
High Spirits as S&N Sells Pubs
Byline: RICHARD INDER KAREN Jones cemented her position as Britain's most powerful female beer boss yesterday when she clinched a [pounds sterling]2.5bn deal to buy 1,400 pubs, restaurants and hotels from brewer Scottish & Newcastle. Jones,...
Hines: I Don't Have Discipline Problem
Byline: GRANT ROBBINS NATHAN HINES is a guy whose intentions are good but he does a very impressive job of making himself misunderstood. In first-half injury-time during Scotland's comfortable win over the United States in June last year, the...
History's Fighting Back; EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
Byline: CONOR RYAN PRINCE Charles touched a nerve when he warned that young people were becoming 'culturally disinherited' because they were learning too little about their own history. And some historians say even those secondary school students...
HOAXED; Magician in Russian Roulette Stunt Didn't Even Use a Real Gun
Byline: JAMES MILLS MILLIONS of TV viewers held their breath as Derren Brown played Russian roulette with a loaded Smith and Wesson. But their concern for the flamboyant illusionist was misplaced, it emerged yesterday. It wasn't even a real gun....
Holyrood Gives Wales a [Pounds Sterling]400m Lesson in How NOT to Build a New Parliament
Byline: EDDIE BARNES CIVIL servants in charge of the new Welsh Assembly building are studying the [pounds sterling]400million Scottish parliament - to find out what not to do. Eight officials from Cardiff visited Edinburgh last week to meet the...
Houllier: Just What Is Sven Really Up To?
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS;IAN MCGARRY SVEN Goran Eriksson came under renewed fire yesterday on two fronts, with Gerard Houllier openly criticising his Chelsea connections and Turkey coach Senol Gunes questioning his loyalty. As Gunes turned up the...
If Only the Fabulous Baker Boy Had Turned out for Scotland Instead
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT WHAT a star Joe Baker could have been for Scotland, if only current eligibility rules had applied when he emerged with Hibs in the late 1950s to become one of their greatest-ever players. This prolific goalscorer, though he...
I'm Spending [Pounds Sterling]97,000 to Conquer My Cancer
Byline: ADAM POWELL AFTER fighting cancer for a decade, Wendy Thomas believed she was finally free of the disease. So when she was told her Hodgkins Lymphoma had returned - and was untreatable - she could be forgiven for giving up hope. But...
Israel Has a Right to Defend Her Homeland, Says Bush
Byline: MATTHEW KALMAN A NEW transatlantic rift opened up yesterday as America, backed by Britain, refused to criticise Israel over its air strike on Syria. With Arab leaders closing ranks behind Syria and demanding United Nations condemnation...
Just Don't Grow Old; COMMENTARY
Byline: EDWARD HEATHCOAT AMORY NEIL Kinnock may have been a third rate politician, but he was a brilliant orator, and in one of his most successful speeches he warned people not to grow old in Thatcher's Britain. He could have repeated that warning...
Law Leads the Tributes as Legend Baker Dies
Byline: ALAN DOUGLAS FOOTBALL legends from across the country joined together to lament the sudden death of former Hibs idol Joe Baker yesterday. The 62-year-old ex-England star collapsed during a celebrity golf match at Lanark Golf Club. ...
Let the Dead Sleep On
Byline: PETER PATERSON Waking The Dead: Final Cut (BBC1); Trevor's World Of Sport (BBC1) WE'RE getting used to the idea that the police are increasingly reopening old, unsolved cases so they can apply modern techniques that didn't exist at...
Life Is Rhythm - the Lyric Theatre; Michael Coveney at Last Night's First Night
Byline: MICHAEL COVENEY LIFE is Rhythm is such a terrible, dull title, especially as its opposite, the rhythm of life, is forever associated with the hip- swivelling mobility of Sammy Davis Jr and a whole buzzing jazz scene. There you go. Sometimes...
Line of Most Resistance; Peterborough - Heartwarming, Eccentric and Funny . . . It's the Column That Belongs Entirely to You, the Reader
Byline: PETERBOROUGH HOW'S this for petty bureaucracy and sheer bloodymindedness? My husband and I took our baby son to hospital last week for an outpatient's appointment. As had often been the case in the past, we headed straight for the station...
Mandela Motivation; Ex-President Lifts Boks' Morale as Happy England Knuckle Down to Training
Byline: PETER JACKSON ENGLAND will have to contend with the Nelson Mandela factor in their first big World Cup test against South Africa here next week. After a summer of recurring crises on and off the field, the former South African president...
Marilyn's Final Act; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION How much footage is there of Marilyn Monroe's unfinished film Something's Got To Give? WHEN 20th Century Fox released its tribute film Marilyn in 1963, it showed costume tests and the nude bathing scene from Something's Got To Give....
Meet the Acronyms; the Real People Behind the Social Labels That Define Us All
Byline: DIANA APPLEYARD ACRONYMS - words formed from the initials of others - are now used to identify people from all walks of life, but how realistic are these social labels? DIANA APPLEYARD reports SITCOM Single Income, Two Children,...
Migrant in Attack on Grandmother, 76 Is Awarded [Pounds Sterling]15,000; Payout to Asylum Seeker 'Mocks Justice System'
Byline: SAM GREENHILL AN ASYLUM seeker jailed for sexually assaulting an elderly woman has been awarded [pounds sterling]15,000 for a breach of his human rights. Abdelkadir Mohammed carried out the sickening attack on the 76-year- old grandmother...
Mindlessly Violent and Gratuitously Sick - but Hey, Don't Worry, the New Tarantino Film Is Arty.And SO Cool!
Byline: PHILIP NORMAN DURING the Seventies, the violence and exploitation merchants of Hollywood made a breakthrough discovery: the exit-wound. In films by directors such as Sam Peckinpah, it was no longer enough to see a Wild West villain shot...
Monsoon Move Is a Washout; News in Brief
MONSOON'S founding Simon family said it has only managed to buy another 3pc of the retailer's shares, despite angling for 20pc. Its admission shows that most investors rebelled against its attempt to get the shares on the cheap. Lough leaves ...
My Caesarean Hell
A MOTHER is suing a hospital for more than [pounds sterling]300,000 after she felt a surgeon's knife cutting into her during the Caesarean birth of her daughter. Former RSPCA inspector Joanne Needs, 32, said she could feel the scalpel slice into...
My Caesarean Hell; Mother Who Felt Surgeon's Scalpel Sues for [Pounds Sterling]300,000
Byline: CHARLIE BAIN A MOTHER is suing a hospital for more than [pounds sterling]300,000 after she felt a surgeon's knife cutting into her during the Caesarean birth of her daughter. Former RSPCA inspector Joanne Needs, 32, said she could feel...
New Goal for Brazil; Former Striker Spearheading Different Club
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE ALAN BRAZIL'S time as a speedy striker at Ipswich Town, 40 miles from Newmarket, was not spent entirely on perfecting his shooting technique. A few visits to racing's headquarters prompted a lifetime's love of the sport....
New Silicon Gel That Can Rub Scars Away; Good Health
Byline: SARAH SIMS A NEW scar treatment - a silicone-liquid gel in a tube - provides a cheap and highly effective way of treating scars. Now available from pharmacists, Dermatix is a non-invasive silicone gel designed to soften, flatten and smooth...
Nobel Prize for Quiet Genius of MRI
Byline: JENNY HOPE A BRITISH scientist described as a 'quiet genius' has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine to mark his pioneering work in developing MRI scans. Professor Sir Peter Mansfield is the fifth Briton in three years to receive the honour...
Now Kerbside Cameras Will Spy on the Illegal Parkers
Byline: RAY MASSEY FIRST it was the speed cameras. And now the motorist faces another threat from the money- spinning electronic spies. Cameras are being deployed in a crackdown on illegal parking that will raise thousands for local authorities....
Oat Cuisine! Rolled or Milled, with Sugar or Salt, Stirred by Spoon or Spurtle - Porridge Purists Remain Divided over Our Traditional Start to the Day
Byline: JOHN MCLEOD OATS? ' A grain, ' growled Samuel Johnson in his celebrated Dictionary, 'which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.' Dr Johnson, of course, delighted in winding up the Scots, especially...
Outsider Tag Sits Fine with French
Byline: CHRIS FOY THE stereotypical image of France as the enigmas of world rugby is alive and well but yesterday coach Bernard Laporte insisted what you see is what you get - a second-tier team with a chance of World Cup glory. Perceptions of...
Party Animal on the Brink of Ruin at 24
Byline: RICHARD PENDLEBURY AS A footballer, Rio Ferdinand has the attributes to join the pantheon of greats. As a party animal of quite stunning immaturity, hubris has been looming for a considerable time. The two sides of Ferdinand's life - supreme...
Paterson Perfectly Placed to Make Right Impression
Byline: GRANT ROBBINS WHEN the SRU were agonising over who to put on the front cover of their official World Cup guide, they knew they wanted someone who would make a lasting impression. In choosing Chris Paterson, they certainly got the right...
Poles Threaten to Wreck Giscard's Euro Constitution
THE NEW European Union constitution was under threat last night after one of the countries due to join the Brussels club next year threatened to reject it. Poland said it may hold a referendum on the constitution unless smaller nations were allowed...
Rainer's Radar Picks out Real Danger Men
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN Forget about Germany, Bonhof says Lithuania pose major threat as our Under-21s stand on brink of the Finals RAINER BONHOF has warned his Scotland Under-21 colts that Friday night ' s clash represents the most dangerous hurdle...
Rainer's Radar Picks out Real Danger Men; Forget about Germany, Bonhof Says Lithuania Pose Major Threat as Our Under-21s Stand on Brink of the Finals
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN RAINER BONHOF has warned his Scotland Under-21 colts that Friday night ' s clash represents the most dangerous hurdle in their European Championship qualifying dream. Standing at the penultimate stage of an impressive...
Rider's Riptide Terror; Girl, 14, Saves Friend Pulled into the Sea
Byline: RICHARD PRICE;HARCHARAN CHANDHOKE ONE moment, the three teenage girls were riding their horses along the beach, splashing at the water's edge. The next, 18-year-old Rebecca Strange was battling for her life in 6ft of water. Her mount...
Rio Faces England Axe over Drugs Row
Byline: CHARLES SALE ENGLAND were last night preparing to drop Rio Ferdinand after he failed to turn up for a drugs test. The news caused disarray in the England camp in the runup to Saturday's European Championship decider against Turkey in...
RIO FACING DRUGS BAN; after Gang Rape Shame, Soccer Is Hit by New Crisis over [Pounds Sterling]30m Star
Byline: GORDON RAYNER ENGLAND'S football team was hit by yet more scandal last night. Star defender Rio Ferdinand faced a possible lengthy ban for failing to take a drugs test. The [pounds sterling]30million Manchester United player was told...
Rise of Benn the Younger; Hilary Becomes the Third Generation in the Cabinet
Byline: GRAEME WILSON TONY BENN spoke of his pride last night after his son Hilary was appointed to the Cabinet. The veteran Left-winger said he was 'thrilled' his son had been made the new International Development Secretary in a mini reshuffle....
Rugby World Cup; Peter Jackson's Form Guide Pool D
Byline: PETER JACKSON WALES WORLD CUP RECORD: 1987 - Third. 1991 & 1995 - Pool stages. 1999 - Quarterfinals. COACH: Steve Hansen (pictured right). CAPTAIN: Colin Charvis. STRENGTHS: Lucky draw. Italy and Canada have been going...
Schools 'Pick Up the Pieces Left by Selfish Divorcees'; Head Attacks Parents Who Don't Stay Together for the Children
Byline: SARAH HARRIS A LEADING head teacher yesterday launched a blistering attack on 'selfish' parents who divorce instead of staying together for the sake of their children. Such self-indulgent mothers and fathers are putting their children's...
Self-Heating Collar Just Warms Neck Pain Away; Good Health
Byline: ROGER DOBSON A NEW collar designed to combat chronic neck pain is about to be launched. The collar, which has been on trial at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and which is likely to cost around [pounds sterling]60,...
Sexually Insecure. A Bigot and Drug Abuser. Would YOU Vote for This Man? DARK SIDE OF THE TERMINATOR by Wendy Leigh Concluding Our Damning Dossier .
Byline: WENDY LEIGH TODAY, Californian voters are expected to elect film star Arnold Schwarzenegger as their governor. Here, in the last of three articles, his biographer urges them to think again. . . AS ROBBY ROBINSON strode into Gold's Gym,...
Shambles of Scheme to Top Up Pensions; We Can't Help You, Hotline Operators Tell Thousands as Computers Crash
Byline: TONY HAZELL THE launch of the new Pension Credit turned into a fiasco yesterday as switchboard operators were forced to confess they could not accept applications over the phone. The Government has told pensioners that applying for the...
She's the Vibrant, Glamorous Judge of Fame Academy. Here, with Great Courage, Carrie Grant Reveals How for 20 Years She's Fought a Debilitating Disease That Could Kill Her; Good Health
Byline: AMANDA WARD CARRIE GRANT, 38, is a vocal coach with BBC1's talent show Fame Academy. She is married to David Grant, 47, who is also a singing coach on the show, and the couple have two children, Olivia, eight, and Talia, one. They live...
Six Million Endowment Losers Get a Wakeup Call
Byline: SEAN POULTER CITY watchdogs are issuing a nationwide warning amid mounting evidence that the endowment mortgage scandal is escalating. The Financial Services Authority is to launch a publicity campaign alerting families to the massive...
Swamped by Cocaine; Hospital Casualty Units Overwhelmed by Young Drug Users with Heart Problems
Byline: BEEZY MARSH CASUALTY units are being overwhelmed by young cocaine users whose habits are putting a strain on their hearts, doctors warned yesterday. One in three young men who turn up at A&E with chest pains have been using cocaine,...
TBI Reaches for the Sky; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER IT was blue skies all the way for the regional airports operator that owns London Luton, Cardiff and Belfast International airports. TBI climbed 31/4p to a year's peak of 643/4p on a flurry of late speculative buying, fuelled...
The Happy Girl Who Runs on Only Half a Heart
Byline: LUCY LAING SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Sophie Green loves running around the garden, her favourite lesson is PE and she recently passed her first ballet exam. Not bad for a girl with only half a heart. Thanks to three remarkable operations to 'replumb'...
The Jokes Had Worse Build-Ups Than the M6... Conference Sketch
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS ROTTEN weather for wigs. As a wet gale whooshed off the Blackpool seafront, Lichfield ' s MP Michael Fabricant, wearer of the worst weave in British politics, alighted from a car and nearly lost his topknot. 'Keep your hair...
THE NEW WEAPON AGAINST FLU; as Scientists Predict a Devastating Epidemic This Winter, We Present Good Health
AS MANY as one million people in Britain fall victim to flu annually - and health experts fear this winter may bring one of the worst outbreaks in recent years. Flu can make anyone feel very unwell, but for the elderly and those in the 'at risk'...
The [Pounds Sterling]100m Bill to Build Smart New Houses for the Homeless
Byline: KATE FOSTER A STAGGERING [pounds sterling]100million of taxpayers' money is being poured into building new accommodation for Glasgow's homeless. Communities Minister Margaret Curran announced the massive cash handout yesterday to give...
Therapy 'Can Make Gays Heterosexual'
Byline: ROBIN YAPP A CONTROVERSIAL study claims that gay men and women can be transformed into heterosexuals through psychotherapy. Of 200 homosexuals and lesbians given the treatment, 78 per cent of males and 95 per cent of females reported...
The Rise and Fall of Rio
Byline: MATT LAWTON SHORTLY before Rio Ferdinand moved from West Ham to Leeds three years ago, Harry Redknapp reminded him of his responsibilities as the most expensive player in the Premiership. 'He said I wasn't taking my football seriously...
The Surgeons Removed Both Breasts and Rebuilt Them - with My Back; ME AND MY OPERATION DOUBLE MASTECTOMY Good Health
Byline: MARIANNE POWER MANY women who suffer from breast cancer need to have a mastectomy in which the breast is removed. But some women are now able to have reconstruction in the same operation. Here Vicky Boyle, 30, who lives with her husband...
This Grotesque Reflection of Our Society
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER NICE BOY, Wayne Rooney. The 17-year- old Everton and England star has been earmarked for greatness. Football pundits rave about him as England's latest hope. The trouble is that Wayne has a little bit of a temper. He has already...
This Mother and Her Daughter Both Have Arthritis. So Why Does Only One Have Access to the Latest Drugs? A Special Report by Jane Asher PRESIDENT OF ARTHRITIS CARE Good Health
Byline: JANE ASHER GLORIA and Diane Bellamy enjoy a typical mother daughter relationship. They talk on the phone each day, love a good gossip and are both proud parents. However, unlike the vast majority of mothers and daughters across the UK,...
Tough on the Fear of Crime; or How the Latest Police Crackdown Will Target YOU for Being Too Scared
Byline: TIM LUCKHURST FOR a brief, inspiring moment, not long ago, it looked plausible that the First Minister really did mean to tackle the scourge of violent crime in Scotland. While re-election remained to be won, Jack McConnell did not dare...
TV Reporter Who Lost His Job over Faked Story Is Found Hanged
Byline: GORDON RAYNER AN award-winning TV news reporter has committed suicide weeks after he resigned over allegations that he faked a story. Former Sky News defence correspondent James Forlong, 44, was found hanged by his wife Elaine. Mrs...
'Vampire' Killed His Friend in Bid to Gain Immortality
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK A MAN of 22 yesterday told a court he became a vampire and achieved immortality by killing his lifelong friend and drinking his blood. Allan Menzies claimed he had stabbed Thomas McKendrick, 21, to death because his...
We'll Open More Grammar Schools
NEW grammar schools will be opened 'for the first time in a generation', Conservatives pledged yesterday. Damian Green insisted the Tories would not only protect the 164 existing grammars, they would open new ones, 'They will provide a ladder out...
WHAT PRICE CASUALTY? No Drunks, No Fights and Yes, the Doctor WILL See You Now. . . Welcome to Britain's First Private A & E Centre Good Health
Byline: THEA JOURDAN BRITAIN'S first private casualty unit, Casualty Plus, opened last week. A [pounds sterling]5million purpose-built centre in Brentford, West London, it aims to treat people with minor injuries and illnesses 'in minutes, not hours',...
What the Male Pill Does to the Body; SCIENTISTS Claim to Have Developed a Male Contraceptive That Not Only Offers 100 per Cent Protection, but Also Has No Side Effects. but What Will It Do to the Body and Can It Really Be Compared with the Female Pill? LUCY ELKINS Investigates. Good Health
Byline: LUCY ELKINS What's in it? IT CONSISTS of a synthetic form of the female hormone progestogen, as well as a separate dose of the male hormone testosterone. How does it work? THE progestogen shuts down the production of sperm in the...
Whiff of Sex Scandal Adds to Tory Blues
Byline: BILL MOULAND;CHARLOTTE GILL WITH the sort of timing the Conservative Party conference has come to know and love, the whiff of a Tory sex scandal was reignited yesterday. Far away from Blackpool, the shores of Canvey Island in Essex were...
Why Britain Must Learn How to Save; COMMENT
WORK till you drop. Forget dreams of a comfortable old age. Don't expect any recognition from the state for your hardearned savings. As Britain's pensions crisis lurches from bad to worse, is it possible to feel anything but despair? Take the new...
Wicked Whispers
* FRIENDS. Who needs them? Ab Fab stalwart Julia Sawalha (right) has outed a university pal as the model for her sad-as-cold-soup daughter Saffy. Says Julia: I suppose there's a bit of my mother in there, as she was quite strict, and also one of...
Wife Denied Care Home Visits by Her Husband Dies; Son Threatens to Sue Council Which Axed Free Daily Taxi Service
Byline: ANDY DOLAN A DEVOTED wife has died only weeks after a pennypinching council stopped her husband making daily taxi visits to her care home. The case of pensioners Mary and George Lipsham caused outrage when it was revealed a social services...
WIN OR BUST; All Black Coach Knows He'll Pay with His Job If He Fails to Take Back the Trophy
Byline: PETER JACKSON JOHN Mitchell leaves Auckland tomorrow for the World Cup knowing what fate awaits him should he dare return next month without the pot of gold. 'I could be mowing lawns for a living next year,' he said before revealing how...
Would I Trust a Man to Take the Pill? Not on Your Life! as Scientists Say a Male Pill Is Just a Few Years Off
Byline: CINDY BLAKE CAN men be trusted with contraception? The idea that birth control could soon be a male responsibility is almost as revolutionary as the prospect of men giving birth. Yet doctors have discovered a mixture of hormones which...