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Articles from April 23, 2004

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1,700 People Who Want Their Stay in Court; Property Mail
Byline: JENNY SHIELDS THERE has never been more choice for anyone wanting to live the high life in Glasgow. The renaissance of this grand old Victorian city, begun more than a decade ago, continues apace with a frenetic building programme at its...
Abbey Attacked over Rebranding Failures
Byline: STEPHANIE BENTLEY EMBATTLED mortgage bank Abbey was given a drubbing on two fronts yesterday. A profits warning in its core retail banking business sent the shares sharply lower amid fears that the hoped for turnaround is not in sight....
A Chance to Avenge Euro-Lies of 1975
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER HERE is an important, if not immediately obvious, parallel between Iraq and the proposed European constitution. It involves two questions. First, to those who still claim to be supporters of the Iraq war: if you knew...
All Delia's Prayers Are Answered as Norwich Bubble Up
AS SHE celebrated Norwich's return to the Premiership after a nine-year absence yesterday, Delia Smith could not help recalling the moment she sought divine inspiriation when the club was looking for a new manager. 'I can remember going to the shrine...
An Ex-Lover's Fury; Man 'Hurled Insults at Asian Highflier during Award Night'
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL A SOLICITOR hurled obscenities at his ex-girlfriend at an awards ceremony where she had just been honoured by Cherie Blair, a court heard yesterday. Highflying lawyer Preeya Khoorbhoor, 26, was named Young Achiever of the...
Another Bodge on the Constitution
HALF-COCKED, ill-thought-through, botched and bodged. Who would have thought, seven years ago, that all these epithets could, with justice, be applied to the British constitution. Then came New Labour, and now our constitution resembles a car that...
Anthrax Plot 'Could Target Commons'
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN THE security services have warned of a specific threat of a biological or chemical attack aimed at murdering hundreds of MPs in the House of Commons, it emerged last night. MPs voted to approve a permanent security screen...
Babies Being Born 'Need a Law to Safeguard Them'
Byline: BEEZY MARSH THERE were calls for a change in the law to protect unborn children last night following a home birth tragedy in which a baby was starved of oxygen. Rosie Hamill died after her parents refused medical help when the delivery...
Beckham Clue to Debt Riddle
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR HOME buyers and consumers are still borrowing as if there were no tomorrow - and the Bank of England is still sitting on its hands. Neither of these is likely to continue indefinitely. There are two views on the dangers....
Blair Leads Backlash over Photo of Diana in Car Wreck
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH TONY BLAIR led the chorus of condemnation yesterday after a photograph of dying Princess Diana was broadcast on U.S. television. The Prime Minister described the grainy back and-white image - showing Diana slumped in a...
Blank Night for Sir Bobby
Byline: COLIN YOUNG Chances go begging as French hold tired Toon SIR BOBBY Robson has faced many daunting tasks in Europe throughout his long and distinguished career, but his visit to Marseille's Stade Velodrome in a fortnight promises to be one...
Blunkett Going Ahead on ID Cards
DAVID Blunkett is vowing to push ahead with plans for compulsory ID cards despite the doubts of some of his senior Cabinet colleagues. The Home Secretary said yesterday legislation providing for the phased introduction of the cards would be published...
Bolton on the Brink of Landing Rivaldo; FOOTBALL UPDATE
BOLTON manager Sam Allardyce is trying to tie up the most remarkable transfer of his time in charge of the club - that of Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo. The 32-year-old forward flew in to Manchester yesterday to hold talks with Bolton about...
Brown and out; Geordies' Favourite Brew Is Deserting Its Home City
EVER since it was first brewed in 1927, Newcastle Brown Ale has been as much a part of the city's lifeblood as the River Tyne. Its advertising slogan is 'The One And Only', while Geordie drinkers refer to it simply as 'a bottle o' broon' or even...
Calderwood Won't Reap Rewards for Cup Heroics; FOOTBALL Yorkston Wants to Deal in the Boss Who's Ended That 36-Year Wait, but .
Byline: PETER JARDINE DUNFERMLINE are set to offer manager Jimmy Calderwood, who has guided the club to their first Scottish Cup Final in 36 years, a contract extension this summer - on less money than his original deal. The East End Park boss,...
Can Becks Score on the Big Screen?
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE DAVID Beckham is being wooed to appear in a football movie which will be shot in Spain next year. His recent nefarious behaviour off the field has, if nothing else, stripped him of a certain blandness - and made him a tad...
Criminal Freed by Mistake Was in 'Blind Panic'
Byline: GRANT MCCABE A TEENAGE prisoner freed by a security bungle spoke yesterday of her surprise at being told she could go. Elizabeth Breen, who faced two shoplifting charges, was transferred on Monday from Cornton Vale Prison, Stirling, to...
Curse of the Cowboys
MORE than half- a- million Scots have been the victims of cowboy workmen, according to a survey. A third of people who had work done on their properties told researchers they had been ripped off by rogue traders. Botched home improvements are...
Did Caffeine from Four Cans of Red Bull Cause Driver's Death Crash? Stimulant Drink Mystery of a Sober, Careful Motorist
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE A CORONER yesterday called for drink-drive limits on caffeine after the mystery death of a youngster in a high-speed crash. Lee Foster, 21, suddenly veered off a motorway link road and crashed at almost 90mph for no apparent...
Did Drug Firms Cover Up Peril of Pills to Children?
Byline: JENNY HOPE DRUG companies may have suppressed evidence that many antidepressants are unsuitable or dangerous for children, say researchers. They found that results from trials which raised serious concerns about side-effects - including...
Doomsday Deluge; Rising Tides Could Leave Up to Four Million Defenceless against Flooding, Experts Warn
Byline: TIM UTTON THE number of homes at risk of flooding could more than double as a result of global warming, a report has warned. In the most chilling insight yet into the impact of climate change on Britain, the study says that up to four...
Feeling a Little under Par, the Dog That Ate 28 Golf Balls; Clubhouse Pet Has Stomach Operation to Recover Secret Snacks
Byline: JAMES TOZER LIBBY the German shepherd always had an eye for a stray golf ball. Unfortunately, she developed a taste for them as well. Yesterday, she was bouncing back after vets removed a staggering 28 golf balls from her stomach....
Foot in Mouth Disease; Are We Still on Air? A History of the Great and Good's Gaffes
Byline: SIOBHAN SYNNOT AN INDELICATE aside, the unwise joke, a brief flare of pique or one slip of the salty tongue. In our age of the polished soundbite, the unguarded remark is anathema to all the packaging and gloss. U.S. Democrat candidate...
Forget Choice. Sometimes It's Just a Matter of Trust
Byline: JENNI MURRAY EVERY minute of every day, in some part of the world, a woman does what comes naturally and gives birth to a baby. Women are, unlikely though it sometimes seems, perfectly designed for the job. They've been doing it successfully...
For Sale: A Quarter of a Harbourside Haven; Can't Afford a Holiday Home? an Estate Agent inWales Has a Highly Unusual Solution. Nigel Lewis Reports
Byline: NIGEL LEWIS FOR years it has been known as the most popular and picturesque seaside town in Wales. But Tenby - about an hour's drive south-west of Cardiff - has been quietly turning itself into one of the region's hottest property markets....
Fragile Smith Agrees to Show Permira Its Books
Byline: LUCY FARNDON WH Smith has agreed to open its books to bidder Permira after making its first loss in eight years. Chief executive Kate Swann admitted the books and magazines retailer has lost its way. She wants to focus on improving...
Galloway Denies Taking Oil Fortune
GEORGE GALLOWAY last night denied receiving vast sums of money from Saddam Hussein after being accused by a U.S. Congress investigation. The Glasgow Kelvin MP was named in a report listing individuals and companies rewarded with millions of barrels...
Gloomy Cyrano Has the Nose but Not the Nous
Byline: PATRICK MARMION;RAY CONNOLLY Cyrano de Bergerac (Olivier Theatre) Verdict: Beaky Rea doesn't match a hearty production ..... Democracy (Wyndhams Theatre) Verdict: German politicians are West End winners ..... STEPHEN REA is far from...
Gossip Says Matalan Will Be Next Retailer to Sell Up; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER WHO will be the next High Street basket case to bite the dust? As struggling bookseller WH Smith firmed 21/2 p more to 3571/2p on growing belief that Permira's tentative [pounds sterling]940m offer worth 375p a share will win...
Headline Views That Give Wasps the Edge Abroad
Byline: NEIL WILSON WASPS will roll up their banner headline with loving care when they leave for Dublin today and unfurl it in their dressing room on Sunday morning. The words, screaming out in capitals etched in gold on a black background,...
Holyrood Not Big Enough for Party; Organisers Hire outside Venue for 1,200-Guest Function
Byline: IAN SMITH A LAVISH 1,200-guest party to mark the opening of the new Scottish parliament will not be held in the Holyrood building - because the [pounds sterling] 431 million structure is too small. Critics of the crisis-hit project were...
How Do You Rate on the Divorceometer? the Fascinating Formula to Assess Risk of a Failed Marriage
Byline: GEORGE GORDON YOU may have a marriage made in Heaven. But experts have come up with a down-to-earth mathematical formula for working out how likely you are to break up. It identifies a number of danger points, such as having children...
How We Said Adios to a Dull Family Life; Everyone Would Love a Place in the Sun - and One Manchester Family Is Living the Dream. Nigel Lewis Reports
Byline: NIGEL LEWIS WHILE immigrants queue up to get into Britain, it is ironic that every year hundreds of thousands of us try to get out to establish a new life somewhere hotter and less stressful. Two million British citizens already own a...
Hughes Admits He Is at a Career Crossroads for Club and Country
Byline: RODDY THOMSON STEPHEN HUGHES is disappointed at missing out on Berti Vogts' latest Scotland squad, having made what he terms a mini-breakthrough at Rangers in this otherwise most troubled of seasons. However, with Alex Rae surely not...
I'm out of Order, Admits Big Ron; but Sacked TV Soccer Pundit Still Insists He's Not a Racist
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE RON ATKINSON begged forgiveness and offered to apologise in person to Chelsea's Marcel Desailly yesterday for calling him a 'f***ing lazy thick n****r'. But the 65-year- old soccer pundit continued to stress he was not...
In a World First, Woman Gives Ovary to Her Twin
Byline: BEEZY MARSH STARTING IN THE MAIL NEXT WEEK THE world's first ovary transplant has been carried out by surgeons, giving hope to millions of infertile women. In the groundbreaking operation, a 24-year-old woman donated one of her two ovaries...
Is Enrique Chasing Roman's Millions?
Byline: CHARLES SALE CHELSEA OWNER Roman Abramovich's extraordinary wealth is seen as the only reason why former Stamford Bridge player Enrique De Lucas should file a fanciful [pounds sterling]2.5million damages claim for breach of playing contract...
It's Sadness and Joy at Brown Baby Christening
Byline: JENNY MORRISON THE baby son of Chancellor Gordon Brown has been christened by the same minister who carried out the ceremony for his tragic sister. John Macaulay Brown, now six months old, was christened on Sunday by Reverend Sheila Munro,...
It Takes More Than an Upset or Two to Spark a Dons Revival, Steve
Byline: KENNY DALGLISH STEVE PATERSON can consider himself lucky to have two Celtic Park victories to add to his managerial CV. However, he shouldn't take too much satisfaction from this latest win - it is still only worth three points to a side...
I Won't Forget This in a Hurry; after All Those Routs, Patience Pays off for Dons No.1
DAVID PREECE had experienced nothing but bad luck on his trips to Parkhead, until Wednesday night's spectacular victory for Aberdeen. Here, the man who plans to become a sports writer when he hangs up his gloves reflects on a stunning result HOW...
Jacko Will Face Trial; Star on Sex Charges 'Looks Forward to His Day in Court'
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS MICHAEL JACKSON last night insisted 'I'm innocent' after a jury sent him for trial on child sex charges. The reclusive superstar, believed to be hiding out in Orlando, Florida, claimed he is now looking forward to his day...
Jamie on the Rocks; Blandford Back on Drugs as His Marriage Falls Apart
Byline: RICHARD KAY THE troubled life of the Marquess of Blandford has taken another devastating downward spiral. His marriage to the woman he credits with saving his life is on the verge of collapse, and now I can reveal he is once again being...
Keep Up with the Times; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION What is the longest anyone has kept a football in the air? THE goal of almost every child who ever played football, the record for continually keeping a regulation football in the air - using only your feet, legs, head, shoulders and chest...
Knickerbocker Glories Froma Literary Star
Byline: VAL HENNESSY Critic's choice AT THE height of her creative powers, Frances Hodgson Burnett became the world's highest-paid woman writer. Remembered chiefly today for her children's classics The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, Frances...
Like Telling a Godfather He's a Mincing Greaseball
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS SOMEONE had given Tony Blair a steam-clean valeting overnight. On Tuesday and Wednesday he had looked mousey, but yesterday he entered his Downing Street news conference fresh upholstered and handsome. The tan seemed...
Mackay Just Can't Wait to Toast the Good Health of His Career
Byline: RODDY THOMSON MALKY MACKAY admits he is liable to sneak a quick celebratory drink behind manager Nigel Worthington's back on the way home to Scotland, after Norwich's stunning promotion to the Premiership. The former Queens Park and Celtic...
Matt Vows: I Will Defend 'Fortress'; Selection Policy Still Vague, but Williams Is Defiant
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON MATT WILLIAMS yesterday insisted that he is determined to continue with his controversial ' Fortress Scotland' selection policy - despite the foundations being undermined by a number of high-profile refuseniks. Following...
Meet Captain Culture, the Man Getting [Pounds Sterling]52,000 to Tell You How to Appreciate Art; Executive Appoints 3-Day-a-Week Czar to 'Boost Access and Excellence'
Byline: KATE FOSTER SCOTLAND is a country with an enviable cultural background. From Henry Raeburn, to J McIntosh Patrick, to Jack Vettriano, the nation has produced some of the world's best-known artists. But the Scottish Executive it seems,...
MP Galloway Received Cash from Saddam, Claims New U.S. Report
Byline: BARRY WIGMORE;GRAEME WILSON GEORGE Galloway faced fresh accusations last night that he was paid vast sums of money by Saddam Hussein's brutal regime. The maverick MP was named in a document presented to the U.S. Congress which claims...
My Proposal Was Only a Poem, Insists Millionaire
Byline: RICHARD PRICE A BUSINESSMAN accused of trying to buy the wife of a Jewish scholar for a million dollars yesterday admitted becoming 'inappropriately close' to her. Brian Maccaba, 45, told a jury he had grown 'too close, too emotionally...
My Tragic Lena and the Movie That's an Insult to Her Memory; Father's Anger at Plan to Make Film That Echoes Life of Anorexic Star
Byline: DAWN THOMPSON THE father of child star Lena Zavaroni yesterday criticised plans to make a film that will evoke painful memories of his daughter's tragic death. Lena's family hit out last year after author Andrew O'Hagan published a book...
Naked Norah; the Real Miss Jones, Stripped Back to the Basics
Byline: ADRIAN THRILLS THE opening night of Norah Jones's current tour was quite an occasion, in more ways than one. Not only was it the singer's first live show since last summer, it was also the first time she had performed in a long skirt rather...
New Fiction
Byline: ROSS GILFILLAN The Havana Room by Colin Harrison (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]12.99) Spin by Martin Sixsmith (Macmillan, [pounds sterling]16.99) WHEN a child is reported missing on a council-led mountain climb, Andy Sheen's government is...
News in Brief
Britons sidelined in Ford reshuffle BRITISH car bosses lost out in a global shake-up of motor giant Ford, writes Ray Massey. Sir Nick Scheele, 60, is replaced as chief operating officer by American Jim Padilla, 57. Scheele stays as Ford's president....
New Tricks for Old Dogs; Television Mail
Byline: JEREMY HODGES New Tricks (BBC1); Balamory (BBC2); River City (BBC1) ISLA Blair was once notorious for taking her clothes off on screen - she last cast a clout nine years ago for the BBC's House of Cards trilogy. Yet the power of her...
NOMAD'S LAND; Critic's Choice
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON New fiction SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA by Dean King (Heinemann, [pounds sterling]16.99) THIS is one of those comforting books which remind you that life can be indescribably worse for other people. Being cast away on...
No Rocket for Soldier's Firework Raid on Base; Gulf Veteran Avoids Jail after Attacking RAF Jets as They Refuelled
Byline: CHRISTINA STOKES A SOLDIER celebrating his return from the Gulf sparked a terrorist alert by launching fireworks at RAF jets. Private Graham Hartis, 19, and civilian friend Bradley Dewar, 20, fired the rockets over the perimeter fence...
Now Leeds Need Another Takeover
Byline: PETER FERGUSON THE men who rescued Leeds United from financial disaster are desperately searching for a rescue of their own barely a month after completing a controversial [pounds sterling]22.5million takeover of Elland Road. As Leeds'...
Now Sam Has His Sights Set on Rivaldo!
Byline: IAN LADYMAN BOLTON manager Sam Allardyce is trying to tie up his most remarkable transfer coup by signing Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo. After two hours of talks with the 32-year- old forward at Manchester's Lowry Hotel, Bolton were...
NOW WE FREE TERRORISTS! but He's Freed Because Jail Might Damage His Health but He's Freed Because Jail Might Damage His Health and You'll Pay for 24-Hour Guard in His Own Home
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY DAVID BLUNKETT reacted with fury last night after a court freed a terror suspect with links to Al Qaeda. The Algerian, referred to only as 'G', has been held under special counter-terrorism powers since December 2001....
Oleanna
Byline: PATRICK MARMION Patrick Marmion at last night's first night Oleanna by David Mamet: The Garrick Theatre ALL the old wounds in the battle of the sexes were carefully re- opened last night in a new production of David Mamet's Nineties play,...
Paperbacks
Empire State by Henry Porter (Orion, [pounds sterling]6.99) 'IF you've got the baggage it means you know the name I was travelling under.'Thus says Norquist, the U.S. special security envoy, to the British agents who greet him at Heathrow with news...
PARADISE LOST; More Than 2,000 Britons Have Made Northern Cyprus Their Home, Lured by the Sunshine and Cheap Property. Tomorrow, Greek and Turkish Cypriots Vote on Uniting Their Island - a Move That Could See Some Expats Lose Everything
Byline: SARAH CHALMERS THE reason why Peter and Sheila Hawkins moved to Northern Cyprus is easy to see. Reclining by the pool of their three-bedroom villa in the picturesque seaside town of Girne, the Harrogate couple are enjoying the sort of...
Pay Shocker for Lampard; Chelsea Reject New Contract Demands
Byline: IAN MCGARRY CHELSEA have refused Frank Lampard's demands to be paid the same as his celebrated overseas team-mates. Contract negotiations aimed at tying outstanding England midfielder Lampard to Chelsea long-term were dramatically halted...
Play the Game, but Not Too Well
Byline: VICTOR SEBESTYEN Owzat! But winning is not all-important in village cricket VILLAGE CRICKET by Tim Heald (Time Warner, [pounds sterling]16.99) TWO OF the most emotive words in the English language are ' village ' and 'cricket' . Few people...
Pre-Potter, This Was Magic with Knobs On
Byline: GEORGIA METCALFE IN THIS great adventure classic, three children find themselves swept aboard a flying bed. It is a wonderful old-fashioned brass bed with bedknobs on the four corner posts which can be unscrewed. One of these knobs is...
Princess's Mother in Brain Disease Battle
Byline: HARCHARAN CHANDHOKE PRINCESS DIANA'S frail mother has been admitted to hospital suffering from an incurable brain disease. Frances Shand Kydd is being treated for the degenerative condition that has left her struggling to speak and walk....
Probe into Death of Woman, 74 in Custody
Byline: ANDREW LEVY AN investigation has begun after a 74-year- old woman collapsed and died in police custody. Joyce Reid, who had a heart condition, was arrested for a breach of the peace at her sheltered home and led away late at night with...
Raising the Standards of Design; (1) Property Mail (2) an Architect's Work Has Just Earned Him Two Awards from the Saltire Society
Byline: JENNY SHIELDS IT takes vision to look at an old Co- op store and think that it could make a spectacular home. But when Douglas Robertson came across the dilapidated shop in Edinburgh he knew it had enormous potential. Maybe it was his...
Rebecca Ready to Bare All for Playboy
Byline: LAURA BENJAMIN SHE has hardly been underexposed in recent weeks. But now it seems that Rebecca Loos wants to go one step further. It emerged yesterday that the woman who alleges she had an affair with David Beckham is ready to bare...
Revealed: How Celtic's Fate Was Sealed with a Helping Hand from McNeill
Byline: ROGER HANNAH ROOKIE defenders Richie Buckley and Craig Higgins awoke yesterday to banner headlines proclaiming Aberdeen's astonishing win at Celtic Park. The teenagers, whose annual salary equates to three days' pay for Henrik Larsson,...
Revealed: The Truth about a Hollywood Heavyweight; It's Friday! Theatre
Byline: KENNETH SPEIRS Uncle Varick (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) Verdict: Hollywood ham THE red-carpet treatment that' s been lavished recently on Scots- born Hollywood actor Brian Cox has verged on the embarrassing. As far as I know,...
Riordan Raid; O'Neill Plans for Future with a Summer Swoop for Young Hibs Striker
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN;PETER JARDINE CELTIC'S search for forward reinforcements has turned to Hibs striker Derek Riordan, who is poised to make a summer move to the new SPL champions. Martin O'Neill is keen to add the 21-year-old to a squad in...
Round-the-World Tracy Is Banned for Drink Driving; Yacht Pioneer Was Double the Alcohol Limit after Charity Lunch
AS skipper of the first all girl yacht crew to sail around the world, Tracy Edwards set a steady course across the oceans. But at the wheel of her 4x4 Jeep, she was spotted veering all over the road, a court heard yesterday. Edwards, 41, was...
Sacked Because I Wore a Short Skirt for Work; Lawyer Claims Sex Discrimination over Code That Banned Revealing Clothes
Byline: BETH HALE AS a successful lawyer, Maxine Kelly was proud of her working wardrobe - smart skirts, jackets and blouses. So she was outraged when bosses at the legal firm where she worked sent out a memo telling women staff what they could...
Schumacher Is Still Moved by Memory of Great Rival Who Left Safety Legacy
Byline: RAY MATTS MICHAEL SCHUMACHER pursues a fourth successive Formula One victory this weekend while offering up a silent prayer to the man he believes has made his job a little less perilous. No one has more vivid memories of Ayrton Senna's...
Second-Class Males Who Will Miss the Post
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME WHAT do the Prime Minister, the editors of most national newspapers and the founders of Microsoft have in common with the First Minister, the chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland and entrepreneurs such as Tom...
Secrets of POISON FARM; It's One of the Most Intriguing Murder Mysteries Ever. Only Now, 70 Years on, Can the Killer Be Revealed
Byline: PAUL HARRIS BILL MURFITT got up with the dawn and set off for work as usual. He patted the bonnet of his flashy American limousine and toured his estate, instructing his labourers on their jobs for that day. By the time he got back to...
Secrets of the Fridge; How the Food Lurking on Its Shelves Can Throw Light on Our Personality
Byline: STEPHANIE CONDRON TO SOME, it is a food shrine, packed with nutritional and tasty goodies. To others, however, the fridge is to be opened only as a last resort if no takeaway shop or restaurant is within reach. Our choice of contents...
Simple Cancer Test That Could Be a Lifesaver for Thousands
Byline: JENNY HOPE THOUSANDS of lives could be saved each year with a groundbreaking test for major cancers. A simple and cheap measure of hormones in the blood could identify people at higher risk of developing the disease. Doctors could...
Sister's Anguish as Case Finally Closes on Moira Murder after 47 Years; Police Find 'No Grounds' to Pursue Prime Suspect in Child-Killing
Byline: MARCELLO MEGA AN elderly man blamed by his own family for one of Scotland's most infamous unsolved murders is unlikely to face charges. Alexander Gartshore, 83, was blamed by his father and daughter for the death of Moira Anderson, a...
Slick? No, This Sick Flick Is Just Pulp Fascism
Byline: CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY Kill Bill Volume 2 (18) Verdict: Tarantino exposes his psyche, and it's not a pretty sight ..... The Good Old Naughty Days (R-18) Verdict: Hard porn from the early 1900s, and it's not a pretty sight either ..... ...
Snapshots
Carroll fears Cup chance may have passed him by MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper Roy Carroll believes he may have missed his chance to play in the FA Cup Final against Millwall. Carroll recently spent six games in the United firstteam after manager...
Sophia at 69 1/2; and She's Still Not Pasta Her Prime-
Byline: BILL MOULAND EVER since she won a beauty contest at the age of 14, Sophia Loren has turned heads wherever she goes. And although her 70th birthday is approaching in September, she has no intention of becoming the shy, retiring type. ...
So Who Said They Don't Build Houses the Way They Used To
Byline: SARAH BRUCE AN Englishman's home may be his castle - but north of the Border, stately homes are now being made to measure. Architect Lachlan Stewart is the man making the dream of living like royalty a reality, building brand new castles...
Spelling Beeb
Byline: TARA CONLAN EAMONN HOLMES is to host a new weeklong BBC1 primetime show devoted to. . . spelling. Inspired by the popularity of American Spelling Bee tournaments shown in the film Spellbound, the BBC is to make a series to test British...
Take a Fiery Mix of Anger, Bitterness and Jealousy. Add a Pinch of Deceit and a Ruthless Daughter-in-Law. It's a Recipe for a Family Feud.But Now We Reveal the Secret Ingredients That This Week Tore the Patak's Curry Dynasty Apart
Byline: PAUL BRACCHI AMONG the fleet of Mercedes parked on the drive of Kirit Pathak's Art-Deco mansion is one with a particularly ostentatious number plate: 1WON. How bitterly ironic this flashy personalised registration seems today in the aftermath...
The Best-Selling Artist, His Prostitutes and the Sauna Boss Paid with Paintings
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK ALL the unmistakable hallmarks of his art are there - the seedy nightlife, the sexual tension and the distinct sense of danger. But while the style of Britain's biggest-selling painter may be familiar, the story behind...
The Body Shop Is Open
Byline: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW The Transplant Trade (C4); New Tricks (BBC1) LAST night on Channel 4, Kate Blewett and Brian Woods introduced us to a sombre subject that had us wrestling with a huge moral question. Do fit and healthy people have...
The Childminder 'Who Shook a Baby to Death'; Experienced Carer Lost Her Temper with Five-Month-Old Boy, Court Told
Byline: SUZANNE FINNEY A REGISTERED childminder shook a five-month- old boy to death after he refused to take his feed, a court heard yesterday. Rebecca Wilson, 33, a churchgoer and an experienced childminder, became frustrated after having little...
The Day Israel Used a Boy Aged 13 as a Human Shield; Teenager Tied to Police Vehicle to Stop His Friends Throwing Stones
Byline: MATTHEW KALMAN THIS is what happened to a Palestinian child who joined teenagers throwing stones at Israeli border police. Muhammed Badwan was grabbed by officers and tied by an arm to the grille covering the windscreen of their security...
THE FASHIONISTA AWARDS; Femail's Panel of Top Women's Magazine Editors Picks the Summer's High Street and Designer Must-Haves
Byline: MORAG MCKINNON WITH so much choice for the season, how do you select the most desirable items? MORAG McKINNON asked the editors of three best-selling fashion magazines for their selections. The Panel Marie O'Riordan, 44, editor...
The Fathers Who Give a Lesson in Early Learning; Youngsters with Strong Paternal Ties Do Best in Tests
Byline: LAURA CLARK THE importance of having a father who is involved in the early stages of a child's life has been emphasised by researchers. Youngsters achieved higher scores in tests at the ages of seven and eight if their fathers played...
The Man Who Despises Democracy
Byline: MELANIE PHILLIPS WHEN Tony Blair ate his words and announced he would hold a referendum on the EU constitution after all, there was no little amazement at the risk he seemed to be taking. For there is overwhelming public opposition to...
The Quiet Riot: [Pounds Sterling]1m Mayhem Is Forgotten about in Jail Report
Byline: PAULINE MCLAUGHLIN A PRISON riot which left three wardens with stab wounds and caused [pounds sterling]1million of damage was yesterday ignored by an official report on the jail. The Chief Inspector of Prisons' report into Shotts Prison...
THE THIN BLUE LINE; as You Read This, Just 100 Police Officers Are on the Beat in the Whole of Scotland. No Wonder They Feel Unable to Protect Us
Byline: IAN SMITH POLICE leaders last night warned that the public was being put in danger, with fewer than 100 officers on the beat at any one time. The Scottish Police Federation claimed this lack of manpower left people increasingly unprotected....
THE UGLY MUG MENAGERIE; from the Frightful Fruit Bat to the Grotesque Gecko, Meet the Geeks of Nature
NOT everyone can be good looking, but then someone cares for even the ugliest of God's creatures. Yesterday the Mail revealed that even the stunningly ugly King Vulture (left) had found a feathered admirer at London Zoo. Here we gather a choice...
The World of Sport
Hicks sees red after insult by O'Sullivan RONNIE O'SULLIVAN and Andy Hicks were involved in more controversy during their second-round match at the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield, yesterday. On the way to sharing the first...
THIS HAS BEEN MY WORST SEASON EVER... (1) but It Would Have Been So Much Better If Barry and Amo Had Been Fit (2) FOOTBALL Souness Has His Sights Set on Safety after Blackburn's Year to Forget
Byline: PETER JARDINE AT JUST four years of age, wee James Souness should be more concerned with stock- piling Panini stickers than Premiership points. For his father, however, collecting just three more of the latter against Everton at Goodison...
Tragic Tale of a Misnamed War; Critic's Choice
Byline: TOM KYLE CIVIL WAR: THE WAR OF THE THREE KINGDOMS 1638-60 by Trevor Royle (Little Brown, [pounds sterling]20) SELDOM has a conflict been so misnamed as that traditionally referred to as the English Civil War. Waged, at least nominally,...