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Articles from October 20, 2003

A Fine but Costly Romance
Byline: PETER PATERSON Timewatch: Concorde - A Love Story (BBC2); Silent Witness: Fatal Error (BBC1) THIS is the week that Concorde is retired from service, and it was given a splendid send-off last night by Timewatch, which presented its...
After Second Crash, Is Anyone Safe on the Tube?
Byline: TAHIRA YAQOOB THE shocking state of Britain's crumbling rail network was exposed yesterday with the second London Underground derailment in less than 48 hours. Hundreds of thousands of commuters can expect chaos today as they struggle...
A Match Made in Heaven; They Met through Self"s Dating Service. A Month Later He Proposed and They Married in September. We Celebrate the First Matchmaker Wedding .
Byline: AMY ANDERSON SUSAN HINDE, 40, an administration manager from Merseyside, met Andrew Weavis, 45, an aircraft engineer from the West Midlands, in November 2002. They met for dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Merseyside and it was, as in the...
Astute Anderlecht Are Far More Interested in Taming Larsson Than Taunting Him
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN IT'S the blood sport which keeps European football's aristocracy amused. Were they to give it an actual name then it would be along the lines of Hound Henke. The object of the game? From England to Germany the aim is...
Barrowman Gives Crewe New Heart; ROUNDUP
LOAN signing Andrew Barrowman inspired Crewe's 3-0 home win over Derby, ensuring manager Dario Gradi's heart-rate monitor did not miss a beat on his return to the touchline. Gradi wore the monitor to ensure he did not put extra stress on his heart...
Beadle the Love Cheat 'Dumped by His Partner'
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE JEREMY Beadle is believed to have been dumped by the mother of his two children after he told her about his mistress of five years. The television prankster has moved out of the family's [pounds sterling] 2million home but...
Blaine Opens the Box; (1) HOW I SEE IT (2) Sobbing and Four Stone Lighter, U.S. Showman Emerges to Wild Applause after His 44-Day Fast
Byline: ROBERT HARDMAN WELL, that's this year's Slimmer of the Year Award sorted out. Last night, 44 days and 25 minutes after climbing nimbly into his plastic box, a shivering and much-reduced David Blaine had to be helped back into the real world....
Blair's Five-Hour HOSPITAL ORDEAL; Stress, Working Too Hard, Lack of Sleep or Even Drinking Too Much Coffee Can Be to Blame
Byline: BEEZY MARSH THE Prime Minister's condition is known as atrial fibrillation - which in serious cases can result in potentially fatal blood clots. About two per cent of men in their 40s and 50s are thought to suffer abnormal heart rhythm,...
Blue Thunder; McLeish: Improve or We're Done For
Byline: ROGER HANNAH ALEX McLEISH last night demanded that his misfiring Rangers improve - or risk a Champions League thrashing from Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson watched from the main stand at Motherwell as Rangers' title defence suffered...
Bracken Shows Some True English Backbone; Kyran Risks It All for the Sake of the Nation in a Bruising Battle
Byline: PETER JACKSON AS ENGLAND filed on to the pitch behind the flag of St George, one player feared his whole career could collapse in a heap at any moment. Kyran Bracken would later make the frank admission that he had no way of knowing whether...
Britain Has to Give Up Sovereignty Say French
Byline: GRAEME WILSON FRANCE warned Britain last night it must surrender its sovereignty to a Europe with its own 'autonomous' army and foreign policy. The explosive intervention from French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin came as Washington...
Britain's Finest Will Collide - but It's No Patriot Game
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN IT'S A weird one, this concept of Wednesday night's game at Ibrox as some kind of shadow Scotland v England clash. It is much more - and much less - than that; a global event which will entrance many millions in corners...
Call Centres' Rich List of Customers
Byline: JAMES MILLS CALL centres are picking out wealthier customers for special attention, it is claimed. Banks, holiday firms and retailers use sophisticated technology to push such people to the front of the queue. While many callers are...
Carlton Bosses Defy the Rebels; Executives Dodge Flak as Major Investors Mobilise
Byline: STEPHANIE BENTLEY FURIOUS Carlton non executives led by City grandee Sir Brian Pitman last night defied shareholder demands to oust chairman Michael Green in the biggest boardroom battle for years. In a brutal demonstration of shareholder...
Counselling on Trial; 'What Do You Say to the Criticism That Counsellors Are Just a Plague of Locusts?' More Than 250,000 People Now Use Counselling Skills at Work. We Ask Phillip Hodson, a Psychotherapist and Head of Media Relations for the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), to Defend His Profession
Byline: KARIN MOCHAN Q Isn't counselling just an expensive excuse for the self-obsessed to talk about themselves? A image of therapy has partly been constructed through movies and TV dramas, but this is almost never an accurate portrayal of a...
Cudicini in a Flap as the Vultures Gather
Byline: MATT LAWTON Chelsea is becoming an increasingly precarious business. At least that was how it looked to those who indulged in a little Roman watching at Arsenal on Saturday. What began with the sighting of Sven Goran Eriksson seven...
Cup Losses Hurt, Says Richards
LEICESTER director of rugby Dean Richards questioned the Premiership's decision to play on through the World Cup as his depleted side went down 39-18 to a fiery Leeds outfit at Headingley. Richards said: 'I keep reading that the Premiership standard...
Danielli Aims to Build on His Explosive Start-And Blow Away the States
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN IF EVER a player fitted the description 'impact player ' , it ' s Simon Danielli. Stand next to the Bath winger and those two words become more than just another buzz phrase; watch him in action and it's as if the term had...
Doctors Failed to Spot 3-Inch Blade in My Stomach; Weeks of Agony for Woman Who Was Stabbed by Dog Thieves
Byline: LUCY LAING A WOMAN stabbed by thieves who tried to steal her pedigree dog endured weeks of agony after the knife lodged in her stomach. Rosalind Pettie was attacked with a three-inch blade while protecting her bulldog, Toby. Mrs Pettie...
Ernie Joins the Greats with [Pounds Sterling]1m Triumph; Even Bjorn's Ace Can't Stop His Neighbour Winning Match Play Title No.5
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON GARY Player and Seve Ballesteros forged their reputations as arguably the greatest matchplay golfers of all time with their record five victories apiece in the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth. Now Ernie Els...
Etched into His Face, the Torment of His Toughest 12 Months; Confrontations That Have All but Banished the Boyish Looks of the Man Who First Stepped into Downing Street
Byline: TIM HALL THE last 12 months have been the toughest of Tony Blair's life. War in Iraq, the threat of terrorism in Britain, the Dr David Kelly scandal and resignations and conflict within the Labour Party have weighed heavily on the Prime...
Evergreen Keane Still Has Plenty of Goals Left
Byline: STEVE CURRY ROY Keane prefers to walk his labrador down the leafy lanes of Cheshire rather than don the green jersey of Ireland that he wore with such pride for so many seasons. And Manchester United are seeing the benefits this season...
Ex-Lover 'Trying to Break Up Andrew and His New Girl'; Millionaire Claims That He and Amanda Are Still in a Relationship
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL A JEALOUS former lover of Prince Andrew's girlfriend is desperately trying to force them apart. Businesswoman Amanda Staveley left millionaire Mark Horrocks for the Duke of York a year ago but he is said to remain infatuated...
Exodus Threat of the Young Scots
Byline: KATE FOSTER ONE third of Scotland's young people want to leave the country, according to a new survey. A report on the nation's youth has found that thousands would quit Scotland to live elsewhere in the UK, or overseas, if given the...
FIGHTING TALK; Neville Has Triumphed in Istanbul and Elland Road in the Lastweek, So the Ibrox Cauldron Will Not Scare Him
Byline: PETER FERGUSON GARY NEVILLE stopped just short of adopting the boxer's aggressive pose and growling ' bring 'em on' when the Rangers-Manchester United question inevitably cropped up in the upbeat aftermath of Elland Road. Manchester United's...
From Miss to Madam; Wear This Season's Looks Whatever Your Age
Electric blue . MISS: Electric blue dress [pounds sterling]25, TopShop.Tights [pounds sterling]6, Aristoc.Patent shoes [pounds sterling]70, Dune. Bag [pounds sterling]7.99, New Look . MADAM: Dress [pounds sterling]595, Amanda Wakeley, 020 7590...
Future Is Bleak for Rio; FA Angry over Phone Record Delay
Byline: IAN LADYMAN RIO FERDINAND'S football future hangs in the balance today after the England defender's mobile phone records revealed that he could have been contacted by Manchester United the day he missed a drugs test almost four weeks ago....
Galloway Defiant as Labour Exile Looms
Byline: KATE FOSTER REBEL MP George Galloway this week faces expulsion from the Labour Party over his furious condemnation of the war in Iraq. The outspoken Left-winger will appear before a Labour committee accused of acting against the party's...
Grand Wizard Lowes Backs Newton for Ashes
Byline: RICHARD BOTT THE night belonged to Bradford Bulls and a pugnacious hooker who was about to ride off into retirement after a swansong he could have scripted himself. Eyes glazed with triumph and emotion, James Lowes milked the moment at...
Greatest Books Ever? No, It Was Just Terrible TV; BBC Literature Shortlist 'Dull and Puerile'
Byline: ROY HATTERSLEY A BBC shortlist of Britain's 21 favourite books has been attacked as 'dull' and 'puerile'. Critics suggest several of the novels were chosen not because people read them, but because they enjoyed the screen versions. ...
Gwyneth: I Amclinically Depressed; Actress Struggles to Come to Terms with Her Grief after Father's Death
Byline: TANIA SHAKINOVSKY GWYNETH Paltrow has revealed that she is suffering from clinical depression over the loss of her father. On the first anniversary of Bruce Paltrow's death, the Oscar-winning actress has told of the parallels between...
Harmison Can Strike Fear into Our Opponents
Byline: MICHAEL VAUGHAN AFTER playing our warm-up games on two low and slow wickets here in Bangladesh, one of the names on the teamsheet for tomorrow's first Test may cause a few raised eyebrows. Not many would expect Steve Harmison to be a...
Having a Child at 46 Acts on Your Life like Alka Seltzer in Water
Byline: YVONNE ROBERTS THREE years ago, Lynne Besant, aged 56, became pregnant with twins, using in vitro fertilisation. She and her husband Derek already had three grownup children. Long before her youngest attend secondary school, she'll be drawing...
HEART SCARE FOR BLAIR; Chest Pains Then Five Hours of Cardiac Treatment
Byline: GRAEME WILSON TONY Blair was rushed to hospital yesterday after a heart scare. The Prime Minister, who had complained of chest pains, had five hours of tests and treatment after doctors found an irregular heartbeat. He underwent cardio-version,...
Her Royal Haughtiness! Jennie Bond's Delusions of Grandeur by the Queen's Former Aide
Byline: DICKIE ARBITER THE attack on the Royal Family was unprovoked and unfair, though not entirely unexpected. Jennie Bond - for 14 years the BBC's self-promoting and oh- so-grand royal correspondent - had made little attempt in private to...
How a Little Fine Tuning Can Save Lives Every Day; an NHS Champion Can Equally Well Be a Humble Ambulance Driver or an Eminent Specialist. Today, We Talk to Two Distinguished Professors, One of Them a Heart Expert Nominated by His Secretary "For His Tireless Work", the Other a Worldrenowned Surgeon Who Is One of the Judges of the Evening Standard NHS Champions Awards
Byline: ANASTASIA STEPHENS YOU wouldn't think that something as simple as retuning a pacemaker could transform a person's life - but that's exactly what happened to Reverend Lionel Shotlander when he went to see Professor Richard Sutton, cardiologist,...
How I Conquered My Fear of Flying; JOURNALIST and Documentary-Maker Sean Langan, 38, Has Flown to Countries Such as Colombia and Afghanistan for His Work, but It Wasn't the Dangers on the Ground That Concerned Him, Rather His Irrational Phobia of Flying. So He Tried a Revolutionary Treatment to Conquer His Fears, with Remarkable Success
Byline: SEAN LANGAN MY FEAR of flying is not just a mild case, but a real whiteknuckled, oh-my- God-I'm- going- to - die anysecond kind of fear. Which is unfortunate, because as a foreign journalist I can't exactly stay at home. My job has...
I Can't Bear to Think of Girls Aged 10 Being Married, and Not Knowing Their Rights; Sandi Toksvig, Novelist and Presenter of LBC 97.3fm's Lunchtime Chat Show, Explains Why She Supports Womankind, a Charity Dedicated to Women's Human Rights around the World
Byline: ALICE HART-DAVIS THE speaker at the Womankind gathering in London had travelled all the way from India. She didn't speak English, so she was talking through a translator. She told us how she had been horribly brutalised by her husband --...
In a Whole Year, One Boss Is Convicted over Illegal Workers
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY NEW figures show that just one employer was convicted of giving jobs to illegal immigrants in the course of an entire year. The revelation comes despite an admission by ministers that there are 'hundreds of thousands'...
Inter's Inconsistency Costs Cuper His Job; EUROPEAN ROUNDUP
Byline: MIKE DAVIDSON DESPERATE Inter Milan yesterday sacked coach Hector Cuper and replaced him with failed former AC Milan and Lazio boss Alberto Zaccheroni. The writing was on the wall for Argentine Cuper after Inter's 3-1 derby defeat by...
Iron Chancellor to Bedazzled Dad. This, Gordon, Is Your Greatest Achievement; as Gordon Brown Becomes a Parent at 52, Another Older Father Writes .
Byline: PHILIP NORMAN NO FACE can have been more utterly transformed than Gordon Brown's was by the birth of his son, John. Instead of the unflappable senior minister, so convinced of the 'prudence' of his every act, we glimpsed an ordinary man...
Is Brown Planning [Pounds Sterling]11bn Tax Raid on House Sale Profits?
Byline: GRAEME WILSON CONTROVERSY and confusion surrounded claims made yesterday that Gordon Brown was planning a tax raid on house sales. It was reported that homeowners could be hit by a capital gains tax which would snatch 40 per cent of any...
I WAS ABANDONED ON A DOORSTEP; Left in a Doorway One Cold Winter Morning Just Hours after Being Born, Alison Mitchell Struggled to Accept Her Beginnings. Now She's Built an Idyllic Life ... All She Wants Is to Find Her Mother
Byline: ANGELA CARLESS ABANDONED as a baby, Alison Mitchell, 36, is desperate to meet her birth mother. Here, Alison, who lives in a three-bedroom house in Beverley, East Yorkshire, with her fiance, David Lofthouse, 36, and her daughters Jessica,...
Keep Your HAIR ON!
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE WITH huge demands on celebrities to keep up with the latest trends, it's small wonder that their hair - styled, coloured and extended to the point of extinction - suffers the consequences. Christina Aguilera, pictured last...
Kerr Hopes to Become the Talk of the Toon; WORLD CUP WATCH
LIKE any young boy from Newcastle, Gavin Kerr's first love was football. But tonight he will accept a World Cup debut for Scotland as ample compensation for never becoming the darling of St James' Park. The 26-year-old Leeds prop will earn his seventh...
Killed by Cancer, the Teenager Sent Away by Eight GPs; Pain-Wracked Student Who Lost Two Stone Was 'Treated like a Time-Waster'
Byline: SUZANNE FINNEY A STUDENT who was told by GPs on at least 12 occasions that there was nothing seriously wrong with him died in agony from cancer weeks later. Karl Dickson, 19, was vomiting blood, had lost two stone and had severe pain...
Levein Set to Leave out Some Big Names
Byline: RODDY THOMSON CRAIG LEVEIN said prior to Parkhead that he generally prefers to make his own mistakes and then correct them. After an abysmal 5-0 drubbing which also saw Dundee overtake Hearts in third place on goal difference, he didn't...
Light-Hearted Eddery; Retiring Hero in High Spirits after He Completes a 220-1 Double with Cesarewitch Win
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE PAT Eddery, who joked on Saturday that he may postpone his retirement after a wonderful run of big wins, confirmed yesterday that his final ride in Britain will be on the last day of the season at Doncaster next month. ...
Lost Cats
Byline: RICHARD KAY HE has made something of an art of letting pretty girls slip through his fingers, but is Prince Andrew's voracious charm fading? Girl band Atomic Kitten, including Jenny Frost (pictured), were clearly not impressed by his CV,...
Megson Has No Clause for Concern; ROUNDUP
WEST BROMWICH manager Gary Megson is hoping Jason Koumas's goals will propel them to promotion and keep the player at the club. The Wales midfielder's 35th-minute strike secured the 1-0 win over Norwich that took West Bromwich second. Koumas, however,...
Nasser Thrives in a Chilling Regime
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY NASSER HUSSAIN last night gave his full backing to the harsh new fitness regime that Michael Vaughan has imposed on his tour party during their two weeks in Bangladesh. Long hours in the gym, gruelling ice baths and early...
Nuclear Fallout; Anger at Plan to Make Dock Subs' 'Grave'
Byline: SCOTT HUSSEY PLANS to scrap Britain's ageing nuclear submarine fleet at a Scottish dockyard have sparked a massive row between defence chiefs and environmentalists. Campaigners fear officials will give the go-ahead to a proposal which...
On the Bus to Games the Pair of Them Would Argue over Whose Turn It Was to Deal at the Card School. I Can Even Remember Sir Alex and Big Eck Arguing over Who Was the More Argumentative
Byline: ROGER HANNAH .STUART KENNEDY is a close acquaintance of both the managerial sorcerer and his apprentice - and worked in tandem with them during the glory days at Pittodrie. Here, he tells ROGER HANNAH just why both the Govan shop-steward...
On the Road to Nowhere; Wales Just Avoid Humiliation by Tongan Soap Star, but a Lack of Punch in the Pack May Be Punished by Italy
Byline: ALAN FRASER WELSH RUGBY has been a bad soap opera for long enough so no-one would have blinked had a sudsy 'star' of one of their home-produced television series inflicted another embarrassment. When scrum half Sililo Martens, of Bridgend,...
Owen May Be Next to Quit SFX Agency
DAVID BECKHAM'S alleged departure from leading sports agency SFX has been followed by further speculation that the company's other superstar footballer Michael Owen may leave as well. Agents believe that Owen will wait until his contract expires...
Pensions Facing a Domino Effect; MONDAY VIEW JOHN RALFE Pension Consultant
Byline: JOHN RALFE CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown promised at the Labour Party conference to end the 'injustice of workers who, when their company goes bust, lose not only their jobs but are cheated of their pensions'. But as with many politicians,...
Poor Carole Just Can't Keep Schtum
Byline: RICHARD KAY ONLY weeks after being asked to keep her oh-so- pretty little mouth shut to spare her friends, the Blairs, further embarrassment, Carole Caplin has been seduced back into the limelight. The 41-year- old former topless model...
[Pounds Sterling]10bn Gap 'Will Trigger 3p Hike'
TAXES will have to soar to plug a [pounds sterling]10 billion black hole in the public finances, experts will warn today. They say income tax would have to rise by 3p in the pound to fill the yawning gap faced by Gordon Brown. And the Chancellor...
Power Struggle Hits ITV Merger after Rebellion by Shareholders
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER A SHAREHOLDERS' rebellion threw the management of the [pounds sterling]4.5billion ITV network into disarray last night. Granada and Carlton - which were given government permission to merge earlier this month - are facing...
REVEALED: LIZ'S NIGHT OF 19 DRESSES; but as She Becomes a Glorified Clothes Horse, What Does Her Future Hold?
Byline: TARA CONLAN EVEN by her own less than decorous standards, it was a performance that left little to the imagination. 'Ooh look, I can see her nipples and even her thong,' leered Robbie Williams as Liz Hurley paraded on stage at London's Royal...
Rio Tone Upsets FA Chief Palios; English Football's Top Brass Fuming over Leaked Phone Details Which May Be Vital Evidence
Byline: IAN LADYMAN RIO FERDINAND' S mobile phone records are expected to land on the doormat at the FA's headquarters in Soho Square this morning. Unfortunately for the Manchester United and England defender, it may well be seen to be too late....
Rip-Off Lenders Are on Borrowed Time
Byline: DARREN BEHAR A CRACKDOWN on 'rip-off' credit card deals and on other lenders charging extortionate interest rates will be unveiled next month. Ministers are claiming that they will 'declare war' on the various ruses, particularly in the...
Scandal Charity Boss Was Sacked over Theft Claims; Suspended Moonbeams Director Denies Allegations at His Previous Post
Byline: PAULINE MCLAUGHLIN THE suspended boss of children's cancer charity Moonbeams was sacked by another charity following allegations of theft, the Scottish Daily Mail can reveal. Prior to setting up Moonbeams, William Power was employed as...
She Worshipped Adolf Hitler and Adored Her Fascist Husband. but Did Diana Mosley REALLY Deserve to Rot in Prison? THE WOMAN WHO LOVED HITLER Part Two of This Compelling Series on One of the Most Controversial Women of Our Times
Byline: ANNE DE COURCY DIANA MOSLEY, who died in August, was one of the great society beauties of her age - but threw away a life of privilege to become the lover of fascist leader Oswald Mosley and intimate friend of Hitler. Here, in our second...
So, How Do You Stop Yobs Rampaging at Hallowe'en? Take Them on a Day out to Alton Towers (Paid for by Taxpayers, of Course)
Byline: JAMES TOZER FIFTY teenage tearaways are being given a day out at Alton Towers at taxpayers' expense to try to keep them out of trouble. A council is spending more than [pounds sterling]1,000 on the outing for some of its most disruptive...
Souness: Barry Will Prove His Pedigree
GRAEME SOUNESS has staked his reputation on Barry Ferguson getting over his difficult start to life in the Premiership and becoming a class act for Blackburn. The former Rangers skipper has struggled since his [pounds sterling] 7.5million switch...
Speed Cameras Lead to Doubling of Penalty Points
Byline: RAY MASSEY THE number of drivers in Britain with penalty points on their licences has almost doubled in five years. More than six million motorists - one in six - have blemished driving licences, largely as a result of being caught...
Substitute Sister; Former Scotland Manager Keeps Dating Game in the Family with a Younger Version of His Old Flame
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK FOR a seasoned football manager who looked every day of his 62 years, a relationship with a blonde TV presenter 35 years his junior may have seemed a miraculous match. But now the apparently indefatigable former Scotland...
Super-Fit Premier's Family History of Ill-Health
Byline: TAHIRA YAQOOB TONY BLAIR exercises regularly and is almost certainly the fittest man in history to hold the post of Prime Minister. Counting against him, however, is his gruelling schedule and a family history of serious illnesses. ...
Tail of the Unexpected; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION Is it true that a rat can get into a house through the toilet? SADLY, for all those who are scared stiff of rats, they can indeed enter a house from the sewer system through the U-bend of a toilet and pop over the seat into a house. ...
Take It to the Bank? No Thanks
Byline: PETER MCKAY BARCLAYS chief executive Matt Barrett's remark about his company's credit cards being too expensive to borrow on - 'except if you are stupid, or desperate, but not if you're paid [pounds sterling]1.7 million a year like me,'...
Taxmen Probe 'Missing' Groups
Byline: KATE FOSTER TWO investigations have been launched into Scotland's charities amid fears that much of the [pounds sterling]2.2billion donated annually is being misspent. One probe, by the Inland Revenue, will attempt to track down thousands...
The English Disease Reaching Epidemic Proportions to Leave Our Game in Shame
Byline: JEFF POWELL THERE WAS a blessed time when the ideal Englishman comprised the lyrical elegance of Noel Coward, the bulldog eloquence of Winston Churchill, the impeccable style of Rex Harrison, the heroic decency of Biggles, the polished charm...
The [Pounds Sterling]1 Million Brains Opting to Work in the Public Sector; They Are the Cream of the Crop, the Finest Young Men and Women of Their Generation, with the Prospect of Dazzling Careers and Wealth. So Why Are More and More Graduates with First Class Degrees Opting to Work in the Relatively Lowly Paid Public Sector? Susan Gray Asked Three of Them about Their Choice
Byline: SUSAN GRAY PUBLIC SECTOR NHS Ralph Coulbeck, 22, gained a First in History at Cambridge University and has an MA. He is now a future leader trainee with the eastern region of the National Health Service. Salary: [pounds sterling]18,375....
The Whole World in One School; How Does a School with a High Proportion of Refugee Children Cope with the Everyday Business of Teaching? Yvonne Singh Visits a Primary School in Brent Where 75 Different Nationalities Speak 45 Languages and Finds That Multiculturalism Is All in a Day's Work for the Teachers
Byline: YVONNE SINGH IT'S lunchtime at Salusbury Primary School and, like most schools in Britain, the playground is a riot of colour and a cacophony of sound. Take a closer look, though, and the children of this primary school in Brent are a more...
This Crucial Win Clears Road for Something Very Special
Byline: ROB ANDREW VICTORY was the only thing that mattered and, having got it, England seem to have booked their semi-final place and are on the road to something special. It was a massive win that takes Clive Woodward's men down a route we...
Thumbs Up as Bruno Comes Home from Hospital
AFTER 28 days in a psychiatric hospital, Frank Bruno was yesterday well enough to return home. The 41-year- old former world heavyweight boxing champion gave a thumbs-up sign to well wishers as he was driven off to his mansion by his elder daughter,...
Tricky Decisions Ahead for Brown
WHILE the joy of becoming a father has provided our formidable Chancellor with a glowingly optimistic outlook, from his Treasury desk the horizon must seem to be ominously darkening. This week he will hear more warnings that the iron control he once...
Trouble in Cite for Rampaging Irish; Ban Threat to O'Connell Puts Dampener on 10-Try Blitz
Byline: IAIN PAYTEN IRELAND could lose Paul O'Connell for the crucial match against Argentina on Sunday after the lock was cited for stamping in the 10-try victory over Namibia. During the second half at the rain-sodden Aussie Stadium, O'Connell...
TV Ban on Tory Chairman; Did Duncan Smith Pull Plug on BBC Interview.And Will His 'Male Superiority Complex' Cost Him Dear?
Byline: GRAEME WILSON IAIN Duncan Smith was rocked last night by allegations that he gagged Tory party chairman Theresa May over the Betsygate affair. The BBC announced that Mrs May had been pulled out of a high-profile television interview 'on...
TV Ban on Tory Chairman; Revenge of the Women IDS Saw as Second-bestDid Duncan Smith Pull Plug on BBC Interview. . . and Will His 'Male Superiority Complex' Cost Him Dear?
Byline: JANE MERRICK THE crisis facing Iain Duncan Smith's leadership may be as much to do with his inability to rein in the more strong willed of his female aides as with plotters. Another side to his family man image began to emerge yesterday...
UK Paedophile Held over Attack on Girl in Spain
Byline: BEN TAYLOR ONE of Britain's most dangerous paedophiles has been locked up in Spain after he lured a girl of 11 to his room by pretending to be Spice Girls svengali Simon Fuller. Frederick Wood, 55, told his young victim that he was recruiting...
Varga Eyes Six Points against the Underdogs
Byline: RODDY THOMSON;STEPHEN MCGOWAN STAN VARGA last night warned Anderlecht that inform Celtic want to fast-track their progress to the last 16 of the Champions League against the Group A underdogs. Celtic travel to Brussels today for the first...
Villagers' Anger as Minister Buys a Second Home
Byline: JAMES TOZER A GOVERNMENT minister was under fire yesterday after buying a second home in the Lake District. Beverley Hughes and her husband Thomas McDonald are said to have spent [pounds sterling] 201,000 on the house in the picturesque...
What Would Bridget Say Mr Darcy? Screen Heartthrob in His True Role of Devoted Father
Byline: TARA CONLAN WHAT'S this? Is the brooding Mark Darcy keeping an important secret from the unlucky-in-love Bridget Jones? The dashing barrister may have eyes only for his chain- smoking, weight- obsessed, Chardonnay drinking girlfriend....
Which Side Are We on? America, Our Best Guarantee of Liberty, or Basket-Case Europe?
Byline: MELANIE PHILLIPS THE simmering tension between America and what it contemptuously calls 'old Europe' is today expected to boil over once again. At an extraordinary meeting called at Nato's Brussels headquarters, the U.S. ambassador and...
Why Do So Many Golden Girls and Boys Fail to Last the Course? Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud Discovers It Is All about Personality Type - and Explains How to Buck the Trend
Byline: DR RAJ PERSAUD IT'S a well-known psychological phenomenon: you go to a college reunion to catch up with friends you haven't seen for years - and you come away profoundly shocked. The student who got all the prizes, the one with the world...
Why I Believe Passionately in the NHS; Professor Sir Ara Darzi, 43, Is a World Expert on Keyhole Surgery and Advises the Government on Modernising the NHS. Here He Explains Why He Agreed to Be One of the Judges of the Evening Standard's NHS Champions Awards
Byline: YVONNE SINGH MY days are long. I get up at 6am, go to the gym. At 7am, I'm at St Mary's, Paddington, tackling the paperwork on my desk. This is followed by appointments with outpatients, research meetings and various teaching duties at colleges....
Why the Hero of England Was on the First Jet Home to His Wife; the Secret Torment Behind a Moment of Rugby World Cup Glory
Byline: PETER ALLEN AS he touched down the crucial try in England's World Cup victory on Saturday, it may have seemed that Will Greenwood didn't have a care in the world. But behind the joy, there was a secret torment that is making everything...
Why the Young and Ambitious Are Scotland's Finest Exports; Home-Grown Talent That Must Continue to Flourish Abroad
Byline: TIM LUCKHURST WHEN the founder of the legendary New Yorker magazine, Horace Greeley, exhorted young Americans to ' Go West, young man' he was not inviting them to abandon their birthright, or sell their skills to aliens. Greeley's plea...
Wicked Whispers
* LIZ HURLEY seems intent on forging a showbiz career for her baby son Damian. Hurley, I'm told, has been taking her 18-month-old sprog to singing classes near her Gloucestershire home. Pre-school caterwauling is, apparently, all the rage among young,...
Woodward Salute as Greenwood Flies Home to Wife
Byline: PETER JACKSON CLIVE WOODWARD yesterday paid tribute to England centre Will Greenwood, who is returning home from the rugby World Cup to be with his pregnant wife. Greenwood, who scored the only try in England's 25-6 win over South Africa,...
Writing Wrongs; the Link between Illiteracy and Crime Has Been Well Established. to Tackle the Problem, the Government Has, over the Next Three Years, Committed [Pounds Sterling]110 Million for the Education and Training of Offenders. Liz Bestic Meets One of Their Teachers One in Three Prisoners Is Illiterate. but Work Is Being Done to Help
Byline: LIZ BESTIC LYNETTE Barrett, 45, teaches literacy at the new [pounds sterling]3.5 million Learning and Skills Centre at Brixton Prison. She says: It is a completely different experience from teaching in a school where kids tend to be quite...