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Articles from September 7, 2004

10 of the Best Arthritis Soothers; Good Health
Byline: TANIA ALEXANDER ABOUT nine million people in the UK suffer from arthritis, which can affect all ages. Here, TANIA ALEXANDER talks to DrTaher Mahmud, medical director at the Arthritis Centre in London, about some of the best products available...
30 YEARS OF AGONY; My Lifelong Struggle with a Common Condition That Can Be Embarrassing - and Fatal
Byline: VIRGINIA IRONSIDE VIRGINIA IRONSIDE, 60, the agony aunt and writer, suffers from an incurable condition. It is painful, debilitating and highly embarrassing. Here, she describes, with great candour, what it is like to live with ulcerative...
A CURE FOR DIABETES? One of the First People in Britain to Have a Pioneering Transplant Reveals the Remarkable Results
Byline: ISLA WHITCROFT A PIONEERING transplant procedure is offering new hope to diabetics. The operation - in which cells are taken from a donor organ and transplanted into a patient's pancreas - could cure the disease which is believed to affect...
A Pale Blue Murder
Byline: PETER PATERSON Blue Murder (ITV1); Silent Witness (BBC1) BLUE Murder is a lot more than the sum of its parts. ITV's new cop series presents us with a Mancunian detective who is also a single mother-of-four: not a unique or particularly...
Barry Makes THE GIANT LEAP; 'Ferguson Has Grown as a Man and His Attitude Is Fantastic -an Outstanding Leader Who Proved He Can Compete at the Highest Level'
Byline: ROGER HANNAH BARRY FERGUSON lost a mentor yesterday when Graeme Souness walked away from Blackburn Rovers to tackle the challenge of uniting the disaffected dressing room at Newcastle United. There will be no more daily chats over coffee...
Bellamy Fears Hughes Will Go
Byline: IAN LADYMAN CRAIG Bellamy expressed the fears of a nation last night when he admitted that Wales will not be able to hang on to coach Mark Hughes for much longer. With Hughes believed to be on Blackburn's short list after the loss of...
Blair and the Real Battle of Downing St; Gordon Brown Failed to Strike, and Now the Prime Minister Is in Control Again
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER As Cabinet shuffle re-ignites the feud between Labour's giants ONE OF life's great temptations is to assume that palpable rogues whom we dislike and despise are bound sooner or later to get their comeuppance. So it has...
Blame Us, Not Berti; Players Have to Take the Strain, Insists Quashie
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN Taking it on the chin: Nigel Quashie says the players must accept the burden of responsibility SCOTLAND'S players are ready to shield Berti Vogts by taking the blame for their worst international performances - and full...
Blood Pressure through the Roof, Late-Night Thoughts of Death ... and All Caused by a Part of the Body I Didn't Know I Had; ME AND MY OPERATION;ADRENAL GLAND EXCISION
MANY people unknowingly have high blood pressure, which can have serious health implications. Mark Franza, 30, a furniture designer who lives with his fiancee in High Wycombe, Bucks, discovered that his sky-high blood pressure was caused by a benign...
BONE-BUILDING PLATES THAT TURN INTO THIN AIR; Strong Enough to Mend Bernadette's Jaw - but When They Dissolve She Will, Incredibly, Breathe Them Out
Byline: ROGER DOBSON THE PLATES and screws that hold teenager Bernadette Mitchell's jaws together are slowly dissolving - but that's a good thing. Just weeks after an operation to correct a jaw problem, the equipment surgeons implanted to hold...
Bonhof Calls for Cool Heads in the Heat of Battle
Byline: GEORGE GRANT RAINER BONHOF has told his battling Scotland starlets that they must learn to channel their aggression when European Championship qualifying kicks off tonight. The Under-21s face Slovenia in their opening match at McDiarmid...
Brits Give the Green Light to Organic Food; NATIONALORGANIC WEEK
Byline: MARY MORGAN WHEN her daughter developed eczema at six months old, Charlotte Vohtz tried everything she could to ease the symptoms. But the lotions she applied to tiny Sandra's skin only seemed to make the condition worse, and doctors...
CABINET FEUD ERUPTS AGAIN; Pensions Minister 'Sick of Poisonous No 10 Briefings' Resigns
Byline: DAVID HUGHES THE feud between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown claimed its first Cabinet victim last night. Andrew Smith, a loyal supporter of the Chancellor, resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary amid accusations of 'poisonous briefings'...
Celtic Physio 'Turned Up Too Drunk for Training'; Official More Interested in His Profile Than Treating Players, Tribunal Told
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY CELTIC physiotherapist Brian Scott was sacked after 25 years with the club amid concern that he had been drinking while on duty, a tribunal heard yesterday. Poor practices by Mr Scott let down top players in need of treatment,...
City's Radical Plan to Outlaw Begging in the Street; Executive in Talks to Take Action against Pavement Pests
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT BEGGING could be made illegal for the first time in Scotland under radical plans by council chiefs. Aberdeen City Council wants to crack down on the menace of street harassment and make it a thing of the past. Council...
Clinton in the Clear; after a Pep Talk for Kerry, Ex-President Has Five-Hour Bypass
BILL CLINTON was recovering last night after a successful quadruple heart bypass. The five-hour operation took place at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Hours before going under the knife, the former U.S. President spent 90 minutes on the phone...
Compensation Class; Pupils Could Use Bullying Law to Sue Teachers
Byline: LAURA CLARK A NEW legal duty on schools to prevent children being bullied could lead to a flood of compensation claims, it emerged yesterday. In future, heads will be breaking the law if they fail to prevent pupils being victimised. ...
Cool Hand Luke Set to Enjoy the Time of His Life; THE WORLD OF GOLF
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON THEY say Luke Donald is boring because he hits fairways and greens like a golfing metronome and celebrates victories with a gentle pump of the fist, rather than a dance round the 18th green. Rubbish, I say, and not just...
Could Mr Dull Become the Unlikely Assassin?
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN UNTIL last night, Andrew Smith could expect little more than the briefest of footnotes in the history of New Labour. In seven years as a minister, he remained unchallenged as the dullest man in government. His only...
Could Pollution Be Behind the Rise in Child Leukaemia?
Byline: BEEZY MARSH PESTICIDES and pollution could be linked to a dramatic rise in childhood leukaemia by affecting unborn babies, scientists warned yesterday. They say gender-bending chemicals from incinerators and plastics, pesticides on fruit...
Don't Do It David. Gerrard Hits Out
Byline: IAN MCGARRY STEVEN GERRARD last night warned his England team-mates they will never win a trophy until they overcome the mental block which prevents them from closing out games. The lost opportunity on Saturday night against Austria has...
'Drink-Driving Doctor Left Crash Victim to Die'; A&E Medic Abandoned Car and Walked Home Instead of Helping, Court Told
Byline: LIZ HULL A CASUALTY doctor left a university student to die by the side of the road after smashing into his car on the way home from a drinking session, a court heard yesterday. Tom Hanson, 20, was thrown from his vehicle and critically...
ERIKSSON STILL IN FORGIVING MOOD; James to Survive, but Who'll Save Sven If It Goes Wrong?
Byline: MATT LAWTON WHEN it comes to offering David James the opportunity to redeem himself, there is at least one former goalkeeper from here in Katowice who would approve. Karel Wojtyla believes in second chances, but then he is the Pope. As...
Executive to Target Internet Perverts
Byline: IAN SMITH PAEDOPHILES who use the Internet to 'groom' youngsters could face up to ten years in jail under new laws. First Minister Jack McConnell will set out his plans for the next parliamentary year in the first speech to be made in...
Fatally Ill Mother Denied Vital Drug; GP Said Medicine to Delay Death Was 'Too Expensive'
Byline: STUART NICOLSON A DYING woman was denied life- prolonging drugs because they were 'too expensive'. Veronica Skivington was diagnosed with the incurable motor neurone disease six weeks ago. Mrs Skivington, 40, was prescribed Riluzole...
Fined [Pounds Sterling]300, the Jaded Juror Who Walked Out
Byline: KIRAN RANDHAWA A JUROR walked out of court in the middle of a trial after claiming to have lost faith in the British justice system. Roberta Woods stood u p , squeezed past other members of the jury and left after a judge refused to let...
First Snow, Then Leaves, Now the Sunshine Makes Trains Late
IF exasperated rail passengers can rely on anything, it's a weird and wonderful excuse for their trains being delayed. In the past, rail company bosses have blamed the wrong type of snow and the wrong type of leaves on the tracks. Now they are...
Freddie Fired Up to Be the Daddy
Byline: MIKE DICKSON STEVE HARMISON yesterday warned England's opponents that Andrew Flintoff is about to become more potent than ever after receiving an early morning wakeup call from his great friend. A joyful Flintoff rang Harmison before...
Graduates Learn to Live with Debt; EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT MORE and more Scots youngsters are opting for university in the hope of a good salary at the end of their studies. But the financial burden of an academic career means many are saddled with huge debts when they graduate....
Half of the Migrants Allowed to Stay Are Joining Their Families
Byline: JANE MERRICK NEARLY 50 per cent of immigrants allowed to stay permanently in Britain are here to reunite with their families, it emerged yesterday. Of the 139,670 granted permanent settlement last year, 65,805 were dependent relatives...
Heart Disease Risk in a Fifth of Children
Byline: TIM UTTON BRITAIN'S obesity epidemic is so serious one in five children shows early signs of heart disease, scientists warned yesterday. Tell- tale signals of the biggest diseases of middle age are being picked up in youngsters of 11....
How Seeded Grapes Are Being Crushed
THE seeded grape is in danger of being squeezed out by its easier-to-eat seedless cousin. While seedless grapes were once seen as a luxury item, prices have tumbled recently and demand has grown over the last two years by 23 per cent. The popularity...
How to Ease Those 'Big School' Blues
Byline: CONOR RYAN THIS month, more than half a million 11-yearolds are starting at a new secondary school. Their parents agonised over finding the best school, but that won't have made going from a small building to a larger campus any less...
I'll Help Andy Run England, Says Uttley
Byline: PETER JACKSON ROGER UTTLEY is ready for another comeback in the role of peacemaker. The former England captain and back-row forward has approached the RFU offering to help fill the management void after Sir Clive Woodward's resignation,...
Industry Demands an Inquiry into Surging Gas Bills
Byline: SEAN POULTER MAJOR energy users will today demand an inquiry into the surge in North Sea gas prices which has led to soaring power bills. Wholesale power costs have leapt 40 per cent since January, climbing to a record high last week...
Inquest into Every Cot Death Will Stop the Finger-Pointing; Medical Leaders Issue New Guidelines to Ease Agony for Innocent Parents
Byline: RICHARD PRICE EVERY cot death in Britain is to be the subject of a full inquest under radical plans to prevent parents being wrongly accused of killing their babies. Tougher controls over expert witnesses were also ordered by medical...
Kick in the Teeth for Reyes' Sponsors; SPORTS AGENDA
Byline: CHARLES SALE THE Spanish boot sponsors of Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes should have been ecstatic at his goal-a-game start to the season. Even more so as Reyes's five goals have coincided with the launch of the Kelme boot within the UK....
Knight's Batsmen Take Honours; FRIZZELL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: MIKE DICKSON WARWICKSHIRE were last night celebrating their first County Championship title in nine years - and they won it when they had their feet up at home. Middlesex's five-wicket win over holders Sussex at Hove means Warwickshire...
Lloyd on Fast Track Thanks to Fullarton
Byline: JEFF CONNOR IF Nick Lloyd fulfils his dream of playing for Scotland, a percentage of his match fee should go straight to Saracens team-mate Iain Fullarton. It was the Scotland lock who put his Vicarage Road pal in touch with national...
McConnell Leads First Holyrood Debate
Byline: IAN SMITH THE public were warned not to expect any political fireworks today when MSPs finally begin work at the new Scottish parliament. First Minister Jack McConnell will set out his plans for the next parliamentary year in the first...
Military Cross for Hero Who Saved His Men from Ambush
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY A SOLDIER has won the coveted Military Cross after leading his men through two ambushes in Iraq - firing his rifle one-handed after being badly wounded. Sergeant Paul Kelly, 36, showed 'exemplary leadership' during the...
More Curves Means More Dates, Says Geri; Diets, Yoga and Misery Teach Singer What Everyone Else Knew Already
Byline: LAURA BENJAMIN IT IS a discovery which comes as a surprise to nobody except Geri Halliwell herself. Since giving up her strict diet and regaining her curvaceous figure, men are suddenly much more interested in her. 'When I was skinny,...
Need a Doctor in the Night? You'll Only Get a Nurse
Byline: BEEZY MARSH PATIENTS who call a GP for help in the night will soon find a nurse on the line instead. Under a shake-up of afterhours care, 200,000 patients are to be directed to nurses rather than doctors between 11pm and 8am. The trust...
NHS Bed Numbers Plummet, despite Huge Cash Injection
Byline: STUART NICOLSON THE number of beds in Scottish hospital wards has plummeted despite record levels of investment in the NHS. New figures reveal that the number of beds available for patients has shrunk since Labour came to power in 1997,...
Northeast Is Hit by Slowdown in the Oil Industry
Byline: IAN SMITH THE end of the oil boom and the destruction of the fishing industry has hit growth in the northeast with devastating effect, new figures showed yesterday. An annual league table of the fastest growing regions of Scotland saw...
NO THANK-QUEUE! Why, Whatever the Post Office Boss Says, We Britons Loathe Standing in Line
Byline: MAX HASTINGS FOR THOSE of you who are trying to think of a way to cheer yourselves up after the holidays, the head of the Post Office network has a great idea. Don't buy a dress, invest in a bottle of champagne or kick the cat. Join a...
Oolong Tea Can Protect Your Heart
Byline: ROGER DOBSON DRINKING oolong tea for just a month can lower the risk of heart disease. Doctors compared patients who drank tea every day for four weeks with those who drank only water. The tea drinkers enjoyed beneficial effects on...
Our $1M Liability; Merrill Lynch Claim Woman in Britain's Biggest Sex Bias Case Lost Them a Fortune Every Week
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE THE banker at the centre of Britain's biggest sex discrimination case was losing her firm almost $1million a week, a tribunal heard yesterday. Stephanie Villalba, who worked for U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch, had...
Patients 'In the Dark' over Risks of Herbal Remedies
Byline: TIM UTTON HERBAL remedies could be a risk to health and must be properly tested, Britain's biggest science conference heard yesterday. Up to 15million Britons swear by dozens of popular remedies such as feverfew, gingko biloba and St...
Pension Figures Don't Add Up
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE resignation of Work and Pensions Secretary Andrew Smith, just as a complex new pensions bill is reaching its final stages in Parliament, is not brilliant timing. It looks like a retreat in the face of the enemy. The government...
People like Queueing Up So They Can Chat Says Post Office Boss; Chief Executive's Astonishing Claim about Customers
Byline: NEIL SEARS ANYONE who has languished at the back of a long queue in the post office will know what a frustrating experience it can be. But the man at the top doesn't see it like that. David Mills, the Post Office's chief executive,...
Pokorn Fully Prepared for Physical Encounter
Byline: ROGER HANNAH SLOVENIA defender Jalen Pokorn believes Scotland's players will adopt an aggressive approach as they seek to protect underfire coach Berti Vogts. Pokorn, who arrived in Glasgow with his teammates last night, fears there will...
Quashie Now Ready to Do Some Tough Talking on the Pitch
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN AFTER the tough talking, some tough tackling. It' s a pretty simple formula - one which might just give Scotland the edge in a difficult World Cup qualifying campaign. All too often in recent years, a kind of footballing...
Saliva Test to Spot Risk of Gum Disease
Byline: PAT HAGAN DENTISTS may soon be able to tell who is at risk of gum disease simply by taking a sample of their spit. Scientists are developing a saliva test that could give an early warning of decay years before it does serious damage....
Scalpel-Free Surgery That Makes Sight Sharper
Byline: MARTYN HALLE SURGEONS are pioneering a type of laser eye surgery that is virtually free from complications. Laser surgery to correct short or long sight has been dogged by controversy for years, with tales of patients who have been left...
Seven U.S. Marines Killed in Iraqi Car Bomb Terror
SEVEN U.S. marines were killed in a car bomb attack in the rebel-held city of Fallujah yesterday, raising the American death toll in the Iraqi war to 988. At the same time officials of the U.S.backed government had to retract a claim that a senior...
SIR CLIVES CASEBOOK; WITH Apologies to a Famous Agony Aunt, DAVID THOMAS Imagines a New Career for an Ex-England Rugby Coach with a Penchant for Football
Byline: DAVID THOMAS DEAR SIR CLIVE WHAT can I do? The English don't love me any more! I know I've been a bad boy. I ran off with Ulrika and Faria. I tried to run off with Roman. And there was that unfortunate summer trip to Portugal. But...
So Does Your Scooter Do 105mph, Mr Kay? Rock Star Banned from Driving after Speeding from His Highland Home
Byline: PAULINE MCLAUGHLIN HIS collection of sports cars is renowned and former girlfriend Denise Van Outen once said he preferred fast cars to sex. But the brakes have finally been put on pop star Jay Kay after a sheriff banned him from driving...
SOS Souness; Bruce Finally Says No, So Desperate Newcastle Bring in Blackburn Boss as They Try to Tame Dressing Room
Byline: COLIN YOUNG GRAEME SOUNESS was the surprise choice who yesterday replaced Sir Bobby Robson as Newcastle United manager. Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd took just 24 hours to convince Souness to leave Blackburn Rovers, pay a [pounds...
Stewart Will Be Fit for Gers, Say Hearts; FOOTBALL UPDATE
HEARTS coach Craig Levein insisted yesterday that midfielder Michael Stewart - taken off injured in the Festival Cup win over Hibs - should be fit to play against Rangers at Tynecastle on Sunday. Stewart, on loan from Manchester United, was replaced...
Strachan Prefers Souness Job to Scotland
Byline: ROGER HANNAH GORDON STRACHAN last night emerged as favourite to succeed Graeme Souness at Blackburn Rovers as he distanced himself from the Scotland job. Strachan has been installed as 5/1 favourite to take control at Ewood Road after...
Strong RMC Mix as Offer Rumours Do the Rounds
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER TAKEOVER rumours in the building sector have recently centred around Amec (51/2p off at 3191/2p). Dealers are still waiting for that 'hungry' US predator to pounce. Yesterday, traders switched their attention to RMC (81/2p better...
Student Is Held after His Parents Are Found Shot Dead; Teenager Was under Huge Family Pressure to Be a Success, Say Neighbours
Byline: JAYA NARAIN;CHRIS MARRITT A GIFTED student was being questioned last night after his parents were found shot dead in their home. Public schoolboy Brian Blackwell, 18, was arrested a few hours after the bodies of his parents, Brian Snr...
SUN, SEA AND IT SPENDING as; the School Holidays Come to an End, Four Families Count the Cost - and It Wasn't the Richest Who Spent the Most
Byline: DIANA APPLEYARD COSTS as much as [pounds sterling]1,200 to keep a child entertained over the summer holidays, according to a survey by Abbey bank - meaning Britons have splashed out [pounds sterling]1.8 billion during this year's six-week...
Teenage Lover Takes Revenge on the Young Tory Mayor
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE A BRIGHT future beckoned for Christopher Morgan when he was elected [pounds sterling]50,000a-year mayor and Tory council leader at just 34. But the married chartered accountant was hiding a skeleton in his cupboard which...
THE DRINKS BILL YOUR BODY PAYS; A New Report Says Alcohol Will Ruin Your Looks. but Overindulgence Has a Devastating Effect on Your Entire Body ... from Teeth to Toes
Byline: LUCY ELKINS;ANDREA THOMPSON WOULD you cut down on the vodka and tonics if you knew they were ruining your looks? That's what the Portman Group - the drinks industry body that promotes sensible consumption - is banking on as it launches a...
The Great Goalkeeping Dilemma
Byline: ALEX STEPNEY IT IS the question every England fan is asking - and one coach Sven Goran Eriksson has to answer before tomorrow's World Cup qualifier in Poland. Is it time to ditch David James? The Manchester City goalkeeper's howler...
The Heat Goes on (but the Weekend Will Be a Washout)
Byline: MICHAEL TAGGART CONSIDERING Britain's notoriously topsy- turvy weather, perhaps no one should be surprised. Some might call it inevitable. Just as millions of Britons return to work and school after one of the wettest holiday seasons...
The Irish Cream; Doyen and Co Threatening to Steal Thunder of the St Leger
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE SATURDAY'S Betfair St Leger is in danger of being overshadowed by the Baileys Irish Champion which was being billed by one bookmaker last night as 'the race of the season'. While the Doncaster Classic may lose at least...
The Lollipop That Can Help Lick Pain
Byline: PAT HAGAN A LOLLIPOP laced with painkillers could be used by paramedics to provide emergency pain relief. The raspberry-flavoured lolly has been found to relieve pain within 15 minutes. Called Actiq, it is currently licensed for use...
The Way We Are; Barbra and De Niro Prove Even Legends Grow Old (and Fat)
Byline: DUNCAN GARDHAM TRUE talent thrives in its natural state. Just ask Barbra Streisand and Robert De Niro. Neither appears to be making the sort of superhuman efforts to hold back the years which many celebrities see as obligatory these days....
TIM EARNS HIS BIRTHDAY GIFT; Kiefer Injury Helps Briton to First Quarterfinal
Byline: IVAN SPECK EVEN ON his 30th birthday, Tim Henman could not find a way to hurry up his appointment with a cake and candles. At least he was able to celebrate in the end when his German opponent, Nicolas Kiefer, retired with a wrist injury...
Tough Rules Mean We'll Dig Deeper for That Mortgage
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT HOMEBUYERS in Scotland face mortgage increases of [pounds sterling]300 a year due to sweeping new rules for brokers. Reforms of the mortgage industry mean brokers must comply with tough regulations or risk prosecution. ...
Tragedy Behind a Survivor's Smile; This Little Girl Was One of the Lucky Ones, Carried from the Hell of the Russian Siege. They Haven't the Heart to Tell Her That Her Sister Didn't Make It
Byline: RICHARD PENDLEBURY AMONG the images from the worst hostage massacre in modern history, it was one of the most heartrending. A terrified little girl, bleeding heavily, face contorted by pain and fear, being carried to safety by a burly civilian...
Was This Britain's Bravest Man? He Never Fired a Shot in Anger and Hated Conflict but His Selfless Valour Won Him Two VCs. as a New Book Explains, Noel Chavasse Was a Very Unusual Hero
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON THE MEDAL is a small, plainish bronze cross, made of metal cut from two cannon captured from the Russians during the Crimean War, yet it earns more respect than any Garter star or diadem. A crown and a lion are engraved...
WHY DO DOCTORS WANT TO LET OUR BABY DIE? It Is an Appalling Dilemma for Everyone Involved ... Here the Parents of a Desperately Ill Baby Tell Why They Are Fighting the Hospital That Is Caring for Her
Byline: ANGELA LEVIN CHARLOTTE WYATT has never sat in a pushchair, fed the ducks in the park or picked up food with her fingers. Instead, she has spent all ten months of her life in a hospital cot. Born three months prematurely in October last...
WHY SHEPHERD HAD TO OPT FOR PLAN D; Let's See If Souey Is Still a Hard Case
Byline: PETER FERGUSON GRAEME SOUNESS might try to kid us - and himself - that he has mellowed, but the fire which fuelled his impressive playing career still burns fiercely at 51, as Newcastle's wild bunch could soon find out. The Edinburgh-...
WHY SHEPHERD HAD TO OPT FOR PLAN D; String of Managers Were Spoken to about Newcastle
Byline: COLIN YOUNG FREDDY Shep -herd would have us believe that Graeme Souness was his No 1 choice to succeed Sir Bobby Robson as manager of Newcastle United. A host of managers and chairmen up and down the country will tell a different story....
Why We Muslims Are Now Viewed as Monsters .
Byline: YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN IT WOULD be an affront and a lie to say I know how to react to Beslan, a place with - until now - presumably small, local concerns and the blessings of an ordinary life with shared rituals and expectations. On the...
Wicked Whispers
* SOCCER star-turned actor David Ginola (right) will be seen in a BBC 3 documentary later this month, running a clinic for stressed-out celebrities who recite his mantra, 'Be Well, Be Safe, Believe.' Ginola is seen on the programme saying: 'The Centre...
Will Geech Replace Sir Clive in the Lions Den?
Byline: JEFF CONNOR SCOTLAND'S British Lions legend Ian McGeechan last night emerged as the frontrunner to lead the 2005 tourists in New Zealand - if Sir Clive Woodward is asked to step down. An emergency meeting of the Lions committee will be...