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Articles from January 9, 2004

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A Baby on the Way Is Sophie's Big News
Byline: TARA CONLAN SIX O'Clock News presenter Sophie Raworth is expecting her first child, she revealed yesterday. The 35-year- old is three months pregnant by her new husband, property company director Richard Winter. Miss Raworth, who moved...
A Gamble Mr Blair Deserves to Lose
AND still the issue hangs in the balance. Tony Blair has staked his authority - and perhaps his job - on the bitterly contentious question of university top-up fees. He is challenging Labour's deepest tribal instincts. He has fought, argued and...
A Hiccup at Hibs Will Be like Kissof Death for frailRangers
Byline: KENNY DALGLISH IF EVER a club was jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire, it is Rangers with this weekend's Tennent's Scottish Cup opener. The defence of the trophy Alex McLeish has lifted in each of his first two seasons in...
Alive after 13 Days, Quake Man Saved by a Wardrobe
Byline: MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE AMID the carnage and devastation of the Iranian earthquake, one woman's instinct unearthed an amazing survival story. Thirteen days after the massive tremor wiped out the ancient city of Bam, she noticed a neighbour's...
Among All the Letters of Sympathy, an Invitation to Audition for the Ballet
Byline: BETH HALE IT was the letter which would have had Rosie May Storrie dancing for joy . . . an invitation to audition for the English Youth Ballet. For her parents, it was just another twist of the knife. The envelope was almost lost...
Andersson Remaining Calm before the Storm
Byline: ALAN DOUGLAS HIBERNIAN goalkeeper Daniel Andersson insists he hasn't given tomorrow's Scottish Cup game against Rangers a second thought and it will remain that way until his pre-match preparations begin. 'As a younger player, I used...
And the Winners Are . . . Bookworm Christmas Quiz
NAME THAT AUTHOR A) A.N. Wilson B) H.E. Bates C) T.S. Eliot D) A.A. Milne E) J.K. Rowling F) D.H. Lawrence G) V.S. Naipaul H) C.S. Lewis I) J.D. Salinger J) C.P. Snow YOUR STARTER FOR TEN 1. D.B.C. Pierre 2. Cold Comfort Farm 3. Bleak House...
Angry Texas Star Denies Split with Long-Term Lover; We Couldn't Be Happier, Says Sharleen, but Friends Say All Is Not Well
Byline: PAULINE MCLAUGHLIN TEXAS star Sharleen Spiteri last night denied claims that her longterm partner Ashley Heath was having an affair. The millionaire singer claimed she and Heath - father of her oneyearold daughter - 'couldn't be happier'....
Betting Lessons for Jockey Club
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE THE Jockey Club, criticised for its lack of betting nous in security issues in recent years, is taking overdue lessons in the subject from Ladbrokes. The bookmakers are in the process of educating 30 Jockey Club employees,...
Blatter Wades in to Help Africans
Byline: IAIN PAYTEN FIFA president Sepp Blatter has warned Premiership clubs not to stand in the way of players attending the African Nations Cup, as the row over the tournament rumbled on yesterday. Tottenham's bid to block Fredi Kanoute playing...
Bonuses under Threat as Watchdog Bites Insurer
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND STANDARD Life policyholders are facing further cuts in their endowment and pension bonuses amid concerns over the true size of liabilities at the mutual insurer. The Edinburgh giant is locked in tense, high-stakes talks...
Cashless Car Parking Is Just a Phone Call Away
Byline: ZOE CATCHPOLE FINDING the correct change to buy a payanddisplay ticket is one of life's minor irritants for drivers. But now they can park and pay by mobile phone instead. Once they have registered, they simply call an automated line...
Celtic Can't Keep Up with Demand; O'Neill Tried to Break the Bank - but Sir Alex's Offer Left Miller Holding All the Cards
Byline: RODDY THOMPSON THE great thing about the game of bluff is that opponents often try to double-bluff you back, only for the ploy to blow up in their faces. Liam Miller, though, must feel a bit like the gambler whose steely nerve paid off,...
Claudio Will Buy Again to Make His Noah's Ark Watertight
Byline: MATT LAWTON CHELSEA'S training ground yesterday, and Roman Abramovich is introducing a few starstruck friends to the sporting heroes he acquired with a fraction of his fortune last summer. Wounded heroes, perhaps, but still worthy of the...
Could a Daily Aspirin Increase the Risk of Cancer for Women?
Byline: JENNY HOPE WOMEN who take aspirin every day may be at greater risk of suffering cancer of the pancreas, says a study. Researchers are surprised by the finding, because of mounting evidence that regular use of the drug can protect against...
Crucial Issue for Farmed Salmon
CATASTROPHIC is the only word to describe the latest health scare that has descended upon Scotland's salmon farming industry. Research published in an authoritative science journal claims the increased threat of cancer from eating farmed salmon is...
Crunch Comes for Standard Crunch Comes for Standard-City and Finance
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER STANDARD Life suffers from mutuals syndrome. There is an innate belief that it knows better than everyone else in the insurance industry and that its home-grown management has all the answers. The Financial Services Authority...
Dad, Not Chris, Was the Real Love of My Life, Says Gwyneth
Byline: TONY BONNICI IT IS not, perhaps, what Chris Martin was expecting to hear a few weeks after his wedding. But his bride Gwyneth Paltrow has just named another man as 'the absolute love of her life'. The actress says her father Bruce,...
Drink-Drug Driver Who Killed Two Gets Just 21 Months
Byline: RICHARD PRICE A REPEAT drink- driver who killed a mother and daughter in an horrific crash was told yesterday that he would serve just 21 months in jail. Lee Bennett was high on drink and drugs when his Mercedes ploughed head-on into...
Ebookers Takes off as Travellers Return to Air
Byline: STEPHANIE BENTLEY DINESH Dhamija, founder and chief executive of online travel agency ebookers, saw more than [pounds sterling]10m added to his paper fortune as shares in the group took off. The stock jumped 411/2p to 4691/2p, valuing his...
Elite Refs Attacked by 'Poor Relations'-Sports Agenda
Byline: CHARLES SALE THE formation of an elite group of professional referees has made officials who did not make the list feel like second-class citizens, according to the boss of the union effectively destroyed by the new regime. Dave Phillips,...
Empress That Time Forgot; Critic's Choice
Byline: NIGEL JONES EUGENIE: THE EMPRESS AND HER EMPIRE by Desmond Seward (Sutton, [pounds sterling]20) WHEN a fortune teller told the teenage Eugenia de Montijo that he saw her wearing a crown, she and her ambitious mother were sceptical....
Ephraim Hardcastle
FORMER Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans, 75, will use his new knighthood, although he's an American citizen. Radio 4's Alistair Cooke, 95, who also took U.S. citizenship, doesn't call himself Sir Alistair Cooke, although he was knighted in 1973....
Executive Adviser on [Pounds Sterling]450 a Day
Byline: JOE QUINN THE Scottish Executive has hired a privatisation expert at a salary equivalent to [pounds sterling]116,000 a year to advise it on improving the performance of the public sector. Nick Parker will be paid almost [pounds sterling]450...
Fallen Hero of British Tennis
Byline: IVAN SPECK Greg Rusedski became a role model for millions of Britons when his big serve-and-volley game took him to the final of the U.S. Open in 1997 and to fourth place in the world rankings. IVAN SPECK reflects on the collapse of his...
Farm Wife Crushed to Death in Grain Store
Byline: GREIG CAMERON A FARMER'S wife was crushed to death in a grain tower yesterday. Janet Jeffrey was killed when she was caught under 30 tons of grain as it was poured into a 14ft vat. It is not known what she was doing in the vat when...
Five Years for Briton Who Lured Girl on Net
Byline: MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE A BRITISH man who went to the United States to have sex with a schoolgirl he met through the Internet was jailed for five years yesterday. Mobile disco DJ Barry Beadle, 51, spent several nights at a hotel in Iowa...
Forget Vikings, We're All Potty about Patios!
Byline: NEIL MACLEAN THORVIR had an axe to grind. They had hardly been off the longship two minutes and already Freya was talking about home improvements. ' You're never happy,' he said, grinding his axe. 'It was like this back in Stavanger. ...
Four Killed in House Inferno
Byline: CHRIS MARRITT FOUR people - thought to be three children and an adult - died in a house fire in Manchester last night. A ten-year-old boy was also taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Twenty firemen tackled the blaze...
Fraser on Defence over Sales
Byline: LUCY FARNDON HOUSE of Fraser reckons its lacklustre Christmas sales will stack up well against the rest of the High Street. Chief executive John Coleman said: 'We're quite pleased,' and sales were 'positive' during December. 'Let's...
Free Fruit for Pupils in [Pounds Sterling]77m Obesity War
CHILDREN across England are to get free fruit at school as part of a [pounds sterling]77million investment in health announced by Health Secretary John Reid yesterday. The money will mean that all youngsters aged four to six will receive a piece...
Good, but No Finest Hour
Byline: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW Churchill (ITV); Red Cap (BBC1) HOW many actors, I wonder, have played Winston Churchill on stage, in films and on TV over the years? Dozens, certainly. Probably scores. Last night, in the first of a new series...
GRADUATES FACE A [Pounds Sterling]50,000 DEBT
Byline: DAVID HUGHES;SARAH HARRIS MIDDLECLASS students face crippling education debts after Charles Clarke signalled yesterday that increases in proposed [pounds sterling]3,000 top-up tuition fees are inevitable. They were warned that their debts...
Gun Tragedy of Soldier on His Second Day in Iraq
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY A YOUNG British soldier died in an accident on a firing range only hours after arriving in Iraq. Andrew Craw, a 21-year-old lance corporal in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, flew into Basra on Tuesday. He was...
Hannah: Believe Me, Bhoys Can Be Made to Suffer
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN WHEN David Hannah pronounces that the pressure of the Cup will fall squarely upon the shoulders of the Celtic players at Parkhead tomorrow, the Ross County captain has a passable knowledge of his subject matter. Hannah...
Has Tide Turned Has Tide Turned against Big Eck ?
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN THERE would be no dramatic showdown, no snap decision made in the heat of the moment; just a whispered doubt amid the inevitable nutty shouts. It may pass quickly, this creeping suspicion which tempts Rangers fans from the...
Hats off to the Red Cap
Byline: JEREMY HODGES ONCE, being in the Military Police was about lifting drunk squaddies and throwing them in the cooler. These days it's a lot more complicated, as devotees of Red Cap are aware. For a start, some of these Army polis are...
HEAR TO STAY; Why Liberty X Are the Real Deal It's Friday! Music
Byline: ADRIAN THRILLS THE FIVE singers who almost joined the ultimate manufactured pop act have made a remarkable career out of confounding people's expectations. Falling at the final hurdle of the original Popstars TV series in 2001 could easily...
How an Angry Email from the Boss Can Make You Ill
Byline: TIM UTTON IT'S never nice to receive a ticking off at work. But now researchers are claiming that aggressive emails from the boss could actually make you ill. Rude and harshly-worded reprimands are raising the blood pressure of staff...
Howard's War on Red Tape
MICHAEL Howard put tax cuts at the heart of his strategy to win power last night as he pledged to save billions by slashing red tape. The Tory leader was launching a drive to identify key areas where he believes Labour Ministers are wasting public...
How He Has Spoken out in the Past
Byline: JERRY HAYES GREG RUSEDSKI was one of the most vehement critics when Petr Korda, the brilliant Czech who briefly became world No.2, tested positive for nandrolone at Wimbledon in 1998. Korda was banned for a year, despite protracted appeals,...
How Thief 'S [Pounds Sterling]20,000 Jewel Heist Came off the Rails
Byline: VALERIE MACGREGOR GUISEPPE CANNATA must have been convinced he'd got away with the perfect crime. The 55-year-old Italian musician had calmly walked into one of Scotland's most prestigious jewellery shops and asked to see a diamond worth...
Hungry for Adventure? Answers to Correspondents
QUESTION Where is the world's highest restaurant? THE highest, and possibly one of the most interesting, is the Gaststube Restaurant at the Chacaltaya ski resort near Bolivia's capital, La Paz. The restaurant is 17,519ft (5,340m) above sea level,...
I Expect to Be Found Innocent. I Don't Take Drugs, Vows Rusedski
Byline: SAM GREENHILL;ALEXANDRA BULLER GREG Rusedski shocked the tennis world last night by confirming he has failed a drugs test. The British No 2 faces the prospect of missing the next two Wimbledons if the result is upheld. He said he had...
In the Dead of Night, Three Frail Old Ladies Were Woken, Herded into an Ambulance and Sent to Another Hospital as They Wept. Why? Their Beds Were Needed for Someone Else; Dignity for the Elderly
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL THE three frail old ladies were fast asleep in their hospital beds when the brutal reality of NHS priorities came calling. All in their 90s, they might have struggled to understand what was going on even in daylight. ...
Jailbird Reunited! Disgraced Lord Meets Son at Last
Byline: RICHARD KAY SURELY, the fate of Lord Brocket makes a sobering warning to would-be fraudsters. Not only did the 51-year- old Old Etonian lose his liberty after his bungled [pounds sterling]41/2 million insurance scam, he also lost his three...
Jeffrey Rejoins SRU Fray as U-21 Coach
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON JOHN JEFFREY yesterday ended five years' exile from Scottish rugby's top brass by agreeing to replace David Leslie as Scotland Under-21 team manager. Jeffrey, a key member of the 1990 Grand Slam-winning side and a British...
Jodi Police Call in FBI
Byline: PETER MARTELL DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Jodi Jones have called in the FBI in an attempt to catch her killer. Two senior officers from Lothian and Borders Police have flown to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, to build...
Jumbo Guide to the Jungle Giant; Critic's Choice
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON LOVE, WAR & CIRCUSES by Eric Scigliano (Bloomsbury, [pounds sterling]15.99) 'THE adroitness of the beaver, the intelligence of the ape, and the fidelity of the dog,' so one 1796 newspaper described the first...
Keane Helps Fergie Kidnap the New Boy Wonder from Celtic
Byline: IAN LADYMAN Sir Alex Ferguson wants the next generation at Old Trafford to be as successful as the present. And, as IAN LADYMAN reveals, not even Martin O'Neill can stop the United boss from getting his man WHEN LIAM Miller knocked on...
Keep It to Yourself. but the Word Is That Gossip Is Good for Business
HAVING a gossipmonger in the office might not seem like the key to a harmonious workplace. But a daily chatter by the photocopier is crucial for the health and happiness of those who work there, psychologists heard yesterday. Gossip is important...
Larry the Lobster That's a Yard Long
Byline: BETH HALE AS angler Brian Timmington cast his line into the sea he was confident of getting a bite. But nothing could have prepared him for the monster that clamped its jaws around his hook. After battling for 15 minutes with rod bent...
Life without Todd; Edinburgh Face Moment of Truth as Rookie Hogg Tries to Fill Void
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON ONE-man band or full-blown ensemble? Edinburgh fans tonight get an early chance to gauge what life will be like without Todd Blackadder next season, as their favourites face Leeds in a makeor-break Heineken Cup clash minus...
Like Oliver Hardy on Skates, He Pirouetted
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS Yesterday in Parliament FOR a big brute of a bloke, Charles Clarke was yesterday remarkably dainty in his dealings with Labour MPs. It proved a successful tactic, for the great university fees protest did not happen. Not yet,...
MacNeice Can Call on Brief Encounter with the Stewards-On the Rails
THE new hero of the Weighing Room is former conditional jockey Rory MacNeice, a solicitor with the Bristol firm Burges Salmon and the man who had the Ludlow Seven's 19-day bans greatly reduced by the Disciplinary Committee this week. MacNeice, 35,...
Meet the Victoria Meldrews!
THE BBC's series has been a surprising hit, with male celebrities grumbling about things that make them angry. But what about the nation's female curmudgeons? Here, we offer a panel of women their own chance to moan. After TV's Grumpy Old Men, it's...
Millionaires on the Move; Property Mail Million-Pound Homes Are No Longer the Preserve of the South, Reports Nigel Lewis
Byline: NIGEL LEWIS THIS YEAR many home owners in towns and cities outside London and the South have been surprised to find that their average sized three-bedroom houses have begun to fetch startling sums of money. And for a lucky few who bought...
Mystical Tales of Mice and Men
Byline: MICHAEL COVENEY PHILIP PULLMAN'S His Dark Materials at the National confirms a startling new trend for finding God's fallen agents in the new theatre of the New Year. It is surely no accident that we soon shall have two new theatrical...
New Fiction
Byline: MICHAEL ARDITTI Everything Will Be All Right by Tessa Hadley (Jonathan Cape, [pounds sterling]15.99) WITH just two novels to her name,Tessa Hadley has already marked out her own distinctive territory. It is quiet, domestic and primarily...
'New Scholes' Will Stun the Anti-SPL Brigade, Says Lou
Byline: RODDY THOMPSON LOU MACARI last night claimed Liam Miller can be the new Paul Scholes for Manchester United. One of three former Celtic players to have made a roaring success of the same cross-border move - Paddy Crerand and Brian McClair...
Nicole's the Number One Woman as Cruise Sinks at the Box Office
Byline: NICOLE LAMPERT WHEN they were married, Nicole Kidman's career was always overshadowed by that of Tom Cruise. Since they split up three years ago, however, she has enjoyed success after success and has even won a best actress Oscar. ...
Now Burrell Wants to Be a Rock Star; It's Friday!
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE PAUL BURRELL, the former royal butler who has fashioned a new career on the strength of his reputation as Princess Diana's 'rock', is moving in a new direction - the West End stage. A producer, who uses an office service...
'Only Eat Salmon Three Times a Year'
Byline: SEAN POULTER SCIENTISTS issued a devastating new warning last night about the safety of Scottish farmed salmon. Consumer Affairs Correspondent it should be eaten no more than three times a year. The chemicals, which have been linked...
Outrage as the Merry Widow of 9-11 Buys a New Bust and Facelift; Payouts Fund Luxury Lifestyle of Woman Whose Grief for Fireman Was Brief
Byline: GEORGE GORDON TWO years ago, she was a fireman's tragic widow - a 39-year old mother of four devastated by the loss of her husband in the horror of September 11. Today, Debbie Amato is at the centre of a storm of criticism as she revels...
Paperbacks
Byline: VICTORIA MOORE How To Mend A Broken Heart by Christine Webber (Help Yourself, [pounds sterling]7.99) GETTING a haircut, watching a soppy film and blowing a month's salary on a pair of vertiginously high heels may be the three things...
Peterborough
Dib dib hooray! OUR Scout Leader has told us all to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on the news and were worried. We are all OK. Only one of our tents got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the...
Post Office Sold Me Fake Euros - and I Was Jailed
A BRITON arrested for handling forged euro notes while on holiday in Greece claims he got them at the Post Office and is planning to sue. Graham Nichols, 45, was detained while on a family break to Corfu and held in a cell for four days in October...
[Pounds Sterling]4.9bn Parmalat Stash 'Speculation'-News in Brief
A REPORT that [pounds sterling]4.9bn of Parmalat funds has been found in a bank account of the founder has been dismissed as 'pure speculation'. Italian prosecutors have widened their probe into accountant Deloitte & Touche's role in the financial...
Ranieri Safe for Now
Byline: STEVE CURRY CLAUDIO RANIERI'S job as Chelsea manager is safe - at least until the end of the season. The Stamford Bridge boss is under pressure after three defeats in five Premiership matches but Sven Goran Eriksson, the man widely believed...
Rape Case Girl's Agony as Soccer Stars Are Cleared
Byline: BEN TAYLOR;STEPHEN WRIGHT A TEENAGER who claimed she was raped by two Premiership footballers spoke of her dismay last night after both were cleared of attacking her. As police told her nobody would face charges after the alleged assault...
Refreshing Tale of Paradise Found
Byline: GEORGIA METCALFE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON Johann David Wyss IN this thrilling adventure story, a family is shipwrecked on a lush, uninhabited island in the South Seas. A couple and their four sons survive and prosper in this paradise,...
Robson Defends Pal Gerard with Blast at the TV 'Muppets'
Byline: PETER FERGUSON SIR BOBBY ROBSON has branded Gerard Houllier's critics 'muppets' in an impassioned defence of the under-fire Liverpool manager who is battling to pip his Newcastle side to the fourth Champions League place. Robson is seething...
Rusedski in Drug Shock; Greg Facing Long Ban after Failing Test for Nandrolone but He Says He's Innocent
Byline: IVAN SPECK GREG RUSEDSKI has tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone and faces a ban from world tennis that will almost certainly end his career. The 30- year- old British No.2 will plead his innocence at an independent Tennis...
Saved by Jones; Houllier Lures Wales No.1 to Solve Anfield Keeper Crisis
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS PAUL JONES is ready to rescue Liverpool from a goalkeeping crisis that is threatening to sabotage Gerard Houllier's all-important quest for a Champions League place. After coming under increasing fire in recent weeks, Houllier...
Scottish Soldier Shot Dead on His First Day in Iraq; Serviceman Killed in Basra Tragedy Named as Nine Die in U.S. Helicopter
Byline: PATRICIA KANE A SCOTTISH soldier was killed in a freak training accident barely 24 hours after he landed in Iraq. Andrew Craw, 21, flew out on Tuesday and was shot dead the following day as he and his colleagues checked their weapons....
Smith: Pace Is County's Strong Suit
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN ROSS COUNTY manager Alex Smith last night pinpointed Celtic's lack of defensive mobility as the key to his side springing yet another Highland Cup ambush on the champions elect. Few give First Division County a prayer...
Spirited Story of Scotland's Smugglers
Byline: TOM KYLE THE SCOTTISH SMUGGLER by Gavin D Smith (Birlinn, [pounds sterling]9.99) THE Scottish media has been much exercised of late by the apparently escalating figures for murder and violent crime. We are, it seems, becoming a society...
Tara on TV
Byline: TARA CONLAN FORMER BBC royal reporter Jennie Bond (pictured below) is being brought in by Granada to add elegance to I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! The third series of the hit reality show starts at the end of this month. I can...
Tearaway Is Barred from Leaving Home
A TEENAGER who brought terror to an estate for three years has been effectively locked up in his own home. At 13, Stephen Gedge has been in trouble so often his mother has lost count of his offences. His victims feared he was untouchable by the...
Teenager Who Couldn't Resist the Lure of the West End
Byline: ANDREW LEVY LIKE many her age, the bright lights of London were an irresistible draw for the 17-year-old. And, with ambitions to be a model, perhaps it was with the thought of meeting an agent or star-maker that the former convent schoolgirl...
The Damning Proof That TV DOES Corrupt Our Young
Byline: ROBERT WINSTON THE average three or four-year-old British child watches TV for around five hours each day. And more than 50 per cent of three-year- olds have TVs in their bedrooms. Ironically, as someone who presents TV programmes, I...
The Dying Mother a Hospital Sent Home Three Times
Byline: LECH MINTOWT CZYZ A MOTHER died of a heart attack after going to hospital three times complaining of chest pains . . . and being sent home with painkillers. Christine Downie, 45, had warned doctors about her tragic family history of cardiac...
The Gap Years; 'Cheap' Scottish Degrees Fears as Plans for Top-Fees in England Widens Cost of Education'
Byline: EDDIE BARNES A YAWNING gap opened last night in the cost of going to university in England and Scotland. Westminster Education Secretary Charles Clarke announced plans to charge [pounds sterling]3,000a-year top-up fees to students south...
The Homes with a Piste of the Action
Byline: JENNY SHIELDS AFTER last year's disastrous season, Scotland's winter sports enthusiasts are looking forward to much better news - and much heavier snowfalls - in 2004. Although deep powder snow and clear blue skies can never be guaranteed,...
THE MOTHER OF ALL DILEMMAS; for the First Time Working Mothers Now Outnumber Those Who Stay at Home. So Who's Happier? We Asked Three Women Who Work. and THEIR Mums Who Did Not
Byline: DIANA APPLEYARD WOMEN who stay at home full time to raise their children have become a minority for the first time in Britain. Mothers who care for their children under the age of five are outnumbered by working women who rely on nurseries...
THE [Pounds sterling]80M 'ALADDIN'S CAVE' OF UNWANTED EQUIPMENT THAT WAS DUMPED AT THE DOME
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN The [pounds sterling]80m 'Aladdin's Cave' of unwanted equipment that was dumped at the Dome USELESS equipment worth [pounds sterling]80million was dumped in a corner at the Millennium Dome site and never used. Some of the...
There Can Be No Excuses, Says Banned Richardson
Byline: NEIL WILSON MARK RICHARDSON, the British 400metres Olympic medallist banned from athletics in 1999 after a positive test for nandrolone, said last night Greg Rusedski has no excuse if his case turns out to have been caused by supplements....
THE SHAMurai
Byline: CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY The Last Samurai (15) Verdict: The ultimate in liberal Hollywood tosh ** EDWARD Zwick directed one of the most moving war films - Glory, which revealed some littleknown truths about blacks fighting in the American...
THE THREE DEGREES; Triplets Make History as Cambridge Offers Each of Them a Place
Byline: ZOE CATCHPOLE AFTER 18 years of doing everything together, the three identical Armstrong sisters had no intention of being parted when they go to university. Despite the intense competition for places, Helen, Lil and Kate all applied...
The Thrill of Finding Nemo Again; Children's Classic
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne JULES VERNE hardly rates a footnote in the formal histories of French literature, yet his books have probably sold more copies than all the French classics put...
This Matchless Man of Honour; Critic's Choice
Byline: TOM ROSENTHAL L.S. LOWRY: CONVERSATION PIECES: Andras Kalman in Conversation with Andrew Lambirth (Chaucer Press, [pounds sterling]25) LS LOWRY, one of England ' s finest painters and, if sales of postcards and reproductions are any indicator,...
Tigers Pray for Normal Service; Leicester Could Do Worse Than Put the Fear of God Back into Their Game'
Byline: PETER JACKSON LEICESTER arrive in Belfast today oblivious to landing smack in the middle of a fixture clash surrounding the most strident Old Testament preacher in all Ireland. If the fading Tigers have never heard of the Martyrs Memorial...
Tory Hope Rests in the Hand of Fate
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER He found a near perfect match. This suggests that, barring some novel development, which we will come to, the gap will not be closed unless something goes wrong with the economy . The chances of this are certainly not...
Travel Chaos as Heavy Rain Sparks Flood Alert
RAINSTORMS lashed Scotland yesterday bringing flood warnings and chaos on the roads. High winds and torrential rain swept much of the country, especially in the south-west and Perthshire. Flood alerts were last night issued in 20 areas, from...
U.S. 'To Send Man to Mars'
GEORGE Bush plans a major announcement on space policy next week that could see Americans sending men to the Moon and Mars, congressional aides said last night. The plans, which follow the successful landing of a robot explorer on Mars this week,...
Watch Your Language; Student Told to Go to England as She Wouldn't Understand Scots Accent
Byline: EDDIE BARNES A RUSSIAN student who applied to study at a leading Scots university was told to go to an English college because she wouldn't understand the Scottish accent. Government officials told the student she should have chosen Oxford...
We Enjoyed a Spree, but Now We Owe [Pounds Sterling]4,500 Each
Byline: SEAN POULTER EVERY Briton now owes on average almost [pounds sterling] 4,500 - [pounds sterling]1,000 more than at the same time last year, research has revealed. Borrowing on credit cards, bank loans and overdrafts - as well as Christmas...
We Should Never Have Given Greg Any House Room.-Sportsmail Comment
Byline: JEFF POWELL Greg Rusedski arrived on these shores hoping to become the saviour of British tennis. Here JEFF POWELL explains why we should send him packing back to his Canadian homeland GREG Rusedski has been a beta-blocker in the system...
We've Lost the Plot as Diana Saga Grinds On
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME PRINCE CHARLES must feel as haunted as Heathcliff. Six years after her death, his late ex-wife is still a major force in his destiny. Revelations that she accused him of plotting to have her killed in a car accident,...
What Book? Lesley Pearse
-ARE YOU READING NOW? THE Centre Of The Bed, Joan Bakewell's autobiography (Hodder, [pounds sterling]20). It's beautifully written and is a fascinating glimpse into the childhood and personal life of the woman who was one of the pioneers for equality...