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Articles from January 14, 2005

Abuser Chose His Victims in a Childminder's Home; Computer Expert Who Filmed Himself Raping Girl May Be Free in 31/2 Years
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT A PAEDOPHILE carried out a string of sex attacks on seven young children as they were being 'cared' for by his childminder girlfriend, a court heard yesterday. Computer expert Stephen Langford filmed himself as he raped...
A Hearty Feast of Historic Delights; Critic's Choice THE SCOTS KITCHEN: ITS TRADITIONS AND LORE WITH OLD-TIME RECIPES by F Marian McNeill (Mercat Press, [Pounds Sterling]9.99)
Byline: TOM KYLE EVERY great culture has a great gastronomy, and every great gastronomy has its great recorder. Think of Brillat-Savarin in France or Mrs Beeton in England. Without question, the doyenne of the Scots kitchen is F Marian McNeill....
A Hidden Culture Shock; Television Mail
Byline: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW Yasmin (C4) The Reclaimers (BBC2) HOW LITTLE we know about how the other half live - least of all about those whose customs, religions and upbringing are different from our own. In Yasmin, on Channel 4 last night,...
Allan Has to Unseat Klos after His Ibrox Recall-
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN THE man with the job of understudy to Stefan Klos last night insisted that dislodging the Rangers goalkeeper is the hardest task in British football. Frustrated Allan McGregor spent the first six months of this season...
An Own Goal . . . Then off to the Football; the PR Man
Byline: NICK CRAVEN DESPITE being well aware a huge scandal was about to break over Prince Harry, Paddy Harverson was apparently hoping for a night off. Somehow, he seemed to think that a mealy-mouthed 23-word 'apology', issued in a statement...
Answers to Bookworm's Christmas Quiz
CONGRATULATIONS to the hundreds of you who entered Bookworm's fiendish Christmas Eve quiz. Here are the answers - the brackets are for information only - you didn't need them to get the answer right. Answers to Bookworm's Christmas quiz YOUR STARTER...
Are Even the Middle Classes Now Losing Patience with Them?
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER BY GOING to a fancy dress party dressed as a Nazi, Prince Harry has given republicans in the Government and the country an enormous fillip. It is no accident that the BBC, which employs more than its fair share of anti-monarchists,...
Are We off to Buenos Aires? No, to Barnsley; as Some Enjoy Booze but No Cruise on Stricken Liner, Others Jump Ship
Byline: BILL MOULAND ANN Wilson had hoped to celebrate her 58th birthday yesterday on a luxury cruise aboard the superliner Aurora - 'my first trip ever'. Sadly, however, instead of enjoying the sunshine on the island of Madeira, the ship's 1,757...
Around the World in 46 Days. . .by Albatross
Byline: JULIE WHELDON IT IS a majestic creature which has been part of maritime mythology for centuries. And its movements have always been shrouded in mystery. But scientists have made a remarkable discovery about the mighty albatross - it...
A Special Talent Who Could Waltz All the Way into the Captain's Job
Byline: NASSER HUSSAIN ANDREW STRAUSS must have sat down in his hotel room last night and said to himself: ' How can Test cricket be so easy?' He really is making it look absurdly so. This is becoming a remarkable introduction to the game at...
Blair Dispatches His C-Team to the Auschwitz Tribute
Byline: DAVID HUGHES;JANE MERRICK THE Presidents of Russia, France, Germany, Poland and Israel will all attend the the ceremony marking 60 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. But the British government sees fit to send...
Blatter Batters the 2010 Enemy Camp; SPORTS AGENDA
Byline: CHARLES SALE ENGLAND'S cricketers are competing for attention in Johannesburg with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is here to sort out the infighting threatening South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup. Blatter has made it clear...
Can't You Remember Your Last Words with Your Wife?
Byline: PHILIP CARDY LADY in the Lake murder suspect Gordon Park was yesterday accused of 'weaving together strands of truth and fiction' to cover his tracks over the death of his wife. But under intense questioning at Manchester Crown Court,...
Catastrophic Weather Will Not Dampen Human Spirit
Byline: COLETTE DOUGLAS HOME IHAVE been on that sliver of road between Benbecula and the Uists. Even on a glorious September day, crossing it at high tide felt like driving on the ocean itself. The island chain looked like a ragged ribbon cast...
Clint Can Still Pack a Hefty Punch
Byline: CHRISTOPHER TOOKEY Million Dollar Baby (12A) Verdict: A knockout ***** MILLION DOLLAR BABY comes on like a nice, polite, old-fashioned, boxing movie, jabbing away at its audience at arm's length, while showing us some fancy footwork....
COME OUT AND SAY SORRY PROPERLY! Worldwide Clamour for Harry to Make Full Apology for Nazi Outrage
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH A DEFIANT Prince Harry refused yesterday to make a televised apology for wearing a Nazi uniform. Politicians and Holocaust survivors called on the 20-year-old prince to acknowledge his own 'insensitivity'. But despite...
DELTA FORCE; Aussie Pop Diva Delta Goodrem on How Battling Cancer Made Her a Stronger Person (with a Little Help from Brian McFadden)
Byline: ADRIAN THRILLS BACK in the summer of 2003, life was sweet for Delta Goodrem. The Australian singer and soap actress had just seen her debut album, Innocent Eyes, top the charts Down Under. Boosted by Lost Without You, a Top Five hit...
Don't Jail Criminals If Prisons Are Full; Clarke under Fire over Astonishing New Advice for Judges and Magistrates
Byline: DAVID HUGHES;MATTHEW HICKLEY JUDGES have been told to avoid jailing offenders if prisons are full. New legislation will require courts to take prison capacity into account when sentencing. With jails already packed, the guidance from...
Do YOU Know How Much Tax You Pay?
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER A MASSACRE of 168 quangos and other government bodies is now promised by John Redwood, shadow deregulation spokesman, to save us [pounds sterling]4.3billion. Shortly, we shall hear the grand total of these potential cuts...
Durrant: Rangers Need the Class That Ferguson Delivers
Byline: PETER JARDINE IAN DURRANT came back home to Rangers when Everton manager Mike Walker told the Ibrox legend in a disco that he didn't envisage a Premiership future for him. Several medals later, the midfielder didn't have cause to regret...
Family's Dream of a SAFER LIFE FOR Their Children Ended IN TRAGEDY
Byline: DAWN THOMPSON;ALAN SIMPSON A FAMILY swept to their deaths as storms lashed a Scottish island had moved there in search of a safer life for their children. Archie and Murdina MacPherson gave up careers in Glasgow to raise their son and...
Franz Ferdinand Singer Joins the Talking Heads
Byline: STEVEN HENRY IT'S an annual debate that has been addressed by Stephen Hawking, Mikhail Gorbachev and other intellectual heavyweights. So it was a safe bet that this year's Edinburgh Lectures would feature similar luminaries in a sombre...
Free: A French Village; (1) Property Mail (2) A Scheme in France Backed by Generous Grants Seeks British Investors Willing to Do Up Entire Villages
Byline: NIGEL LEWIS AN UNUSUAL property investment in the Massif Central region of France seems too good to be true, particularly if you have a love of unspoilt French countryside, relish a challenge and don't mind DIY. Two pretty, stone-built...
Going with the Flow; (1) RACEMAIL (2) Nicholls Plays Waiting Game as Gold Cup Hope Returns
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE STRONG FLOW sets out on the road to the Gold Cup in a handicap hurdle at Warwick tomorrow, and, although he will be the centre of attention trainer Paul Nicholls is warning punters not to expect too much. The 2003 Hennessy...
Go on, Book Yourself a Literary Break; Daily Mail Book Club
Byline: KATHERINE WHITBOURN AS THE gales and floods of January arrive in earnest, it's no surprise that so many people like to curl up with a stack of holiday brochures and guide books and look ahead to sunnier times and climes. Perhaps you are...
Gravesen's Set for Real Move; Everton Ready to Take [Pounds Sterling]2.3m for Denmark Star
Byline: COLIN WOOD REAL MADRID will spend [pounds sterling]2.3million of the [pounds sterling]6.3m they banked for Fernando Morientes yesterday to persuade Everton to part with Thomas Gravesen immediately. Real opened negotiations with Everton...
Happy Wanderer; (1) OUT OF AFRICA (2) Darts? Pool? Jaidi Will Try Anything to Feel at Home
Byline: IAN LADYMAN discovers how a Tunisian can blend in at Bolton THROUGH an unmarked door off a corridor at Bolton Wanderers' training ground is one of the club's most important rooms. It is the games room, where occasionally you will find...
HARRY THE MISFIT; His Father Is Rarely There for Him. and Aides Are Too Frightened to Speak Out
Byline: RICHARD KAY;GEOFFREY LEVY DID anybody notice when Prince Harry changed into Nazi uniform at Highgrove for a fancy dress party? Did anyone care that he would be cavorting about in a way that would insult, and indeed upset many people? ...
He's Calderwood's Whelan of Fortune
Byline: GEORGE GRANT JIMMY CALDERWOOD is hoping Noel Whelan's return to full fitness can inspire Aberdeen on Sunday and save him from dipping into the transfer market. The former Middlesbrough and Leeds United player has had a torrid time with...
How Pupils Give Parents an 80,000-Mile Runaround
FERRYING them back and forth from one activity to another, parents often complain that their children regard them as little more than a taxi service. Now a study has revealed the extent to which children really give their mothers and fathers the...
If Barry Is to Return, He'll Do So a Proven Performer in England
Byline: KENNY DALGLISH IT is all very well being ambitious but success begins at home. I was lucky because when I moved down from Glasgow to Liverpool in 1977, my family and I fitted in straight away. Initially, we were staying in a hotel in...
I Knew Aiden Had a Special Talent the First Time I Saw This Scrawny Kid Play; Pittodrie Ace Derek Adams Is No Stranger to McGeady's Trickery. He Was Spellbound by It When the Celtic Star Was Just 12
Byline: ROGER HANNAH SINCE being unleashed upon unsuspecting defences, Aiden Mc Geady has mesmerised many an opponent with his sublime skills and teenage trickery. He has blocked Juninho's path to the Celtic first team and deservedly landed Player...
In Any Language, a Body Blow to British Prestige as Outrage Spreads Worldwide
Byline: DAN PARKINSON THE world's media were united in condemnation of Prince Harry yesterday. Across the globe Harry's Nazi uniform blunder was plastered across the front pages of morning papers and was top item on TV and radio broadcasts. ...
Injury Glut Threatens Newcastle Cup Hopes; RUGBY UNION
Byline: CHRIS FOY NEWCASTLE'S Heineken Cup hopes could be derailed by an unprecedented injury epidemic which is forcing the club to stage a kicking competition to decide who stands in for Jonny Wilkinson. Such is the scale of the crisis faced...
I Was the Charlie Who Paid Up for the Coffee; PETERBOROUGH
DURING a sunny spring day in Venice, where I was on business, I had some time to spare and decided to have a coffee in St Mark's Square. I selected a place along one of the alleyways between the blocks of tables and sat not far from the string orchestra...
Jack's Left Reeling as MSPs Put the Boot in over Wark
Byline: IAN SMITH JACK McCONNELL faced new claims yesterday that he broke antisleaze rules by failing to declare his holidays with broadcaster Kirsty Wark. The allegations came from LibDem MSP Mike Rumbles, who wrote the parliamentary code of...
Jol: Just How Can You Stop Robben, the New Cruyff?
Byline: MARK ISAACS MARTIN JOL believes Chelsea's Arjen Robben is the best player to come out of Holland since the legendary Johan Cruyff. Tottenham's Dutch coach, who must come up with a way to halt the 20-yearold winger at White Hart Lane tomorrow,...
Kate Is Jude's Squeeze; IN AMERICA
Byline: BAZ BAMIGBOYE KATE Winslet is set to fall deeply in love with Jude Law, but only on screen. Two of Britain's biggest stars are to appear alongside Sean Penn in All The King's Men, a movie about a corrupt American governor. Kate told...
Kennedy Sets Heart on Autumn Comeback for Bhoys
Byline: PETER JARDINE JOHN KENNEDY has set his heart on a Celtic first-team return in the autumn - but must win a new Parkhead contract first. The 21-year- old defender is continuing the recovery process after three separate operations in the...
Labour's 'Panic' Plan; We May Make Licensees Pay for Policing, Says Home Secretary
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY PUBS and bars could be forced to pay for extra police officers in a desperate attempt to head off the growing backlash against round-the-clock drinking. The idea - condemned as a panic move by critics - was revealed by Charles...
Last Laugh for Branson as Virgin Mobile Moves Fast; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER SIR Richard Branson almost pulled last July's flotation of Virgin Mobile at the eleventh hour. His financial advisers had forced him to slash the price to 200p from the 235p-285p range outlined in the original prospectus and...
McNally's Debt of Gratitude as Young Pair Sign on at Dens
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON AFTER a year blemished by off-field difficulties, Dundee's Stephen McNally is just grateful to still be playing first-team football, never mind signing an improved two-year contract. McNally and fellow youthteam graduate...
Moaning Mourinho Shoots from the Lip When Games Won't Go the Way He Wants; THE MOUTH TRAP
Byline: MATT LAWTON WHEN Jose Mourinho fails to win, he rarely fails to whinge. He had an almighty moan after Wednesday's Carling Cup- tie with Manchester United and the few games that have not gone Chelsea's way this season have also been memorable...
Mother of Jodi Accused 'Hid Knife in Secret Place'; Murder Suspect Given Alibi in Court
Byline: GRACE MCLEAN LUKE MITCHELL'S mother yesterday provided him with an alibi for the murder of his girlfriend Jodi Jones. Corinne Mitchell, 45, also denied hiding a knife 'in a secret place'. She insisted the knife was not a replacement...
Murray Calling Rovers' Bluff in Fergie Fight
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN RANGERS chairman David Murray last night engaged in a game of highstakes poker with Blackburn Rovers over the future of Barry Ferguson. As the Premiership club spent yesterday awaiting an increased offer from Ibrox, Murray...
My Mother Had Meningitis, but GP Ignored Me; Court Told Woman Died after Doctor Rejected Girl's Diagnosis
Byline: DAVE FINLAY A TEENAGER yesterday told how she suspected her mother was suffering from meningitis - only to have this diagnosis rejected by aGP. Lauren Learmont was speaking at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, where she and her brother...
My Son Was Refused Swim Classes Because He Has Down's; Angry Mother Launches Discrimination Case against Pool's Bosses
Byline: JAMES TOZER A MOTHER claims her eight-year-old son has been banned from swimming lessons at his local pool because he has Down's syndrome. After outgrowing his special needs classes, Samuel Doran wanted group tuition with children of...
News in Brief
Durlacher admits takeover talks SHARES in investment bank Durlacher were suspended at 1081/2p as it admitted that it is in takeover talks. Its future partner is understood to be a privately-owned UK bank twice its size. Possible suitors Charles...
No Traffic Lights. No Road Signs. No Rights of Way. Carnage? or the Future of Driving? Our Science Editor Took His Life in His Hands
Byline: MICHAEL HANLON THIS is madness. I have been driving for 23 years and I have seen nothing like it. I am steering a Volvo through the little Dutch town of Drachten and a major intersection lies ahead. If this were in Britain, there would...
Now Holyrood Sticks Its Oar in as a Crisis Crosses into Party Politics
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON YOU know you are in big trouble when even the Scottish Parliament is on your case. Scottish rugby watch out - the Holyrood gravy train is hurtling in your direction. If ever there was an argument for the two warring factions...
Only a Proper Apology Will Do
SIXTY years after the horrors of the death camps were laid bare - and just two weeks before international leaders gather to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz - a pampered scion of the House of Windsor flaunts the swastika. With crashing insensitivity,...
OUR HEROINE OF THE HOLOCAUST; 'Scotland's Schindler' Died in Auschwitz Rather Than Leave Girls in Her Care
Byline: KATE GINN AS the railway cattle trucks shunted into Auschwitz in the summer of 1944, the terrible fate of those on board had already been sealed. The air was putrid with the stench from the chimneys that continuously belched smoke as the...
Out of Africa - a Monster of a Modern Macbeth
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS Macbeth (Wilton's Music Hall, London) Verdict: Macbeth set in darkest modern Africa ***** SUCH a horrid, violent play, Macbeth, but it has not before struck me as being particularly topical. An astonishing production...
People Power Is Just a Myth
RESIDENTS will be virtually powerless to stop pubs and clubs from blighting their areas by staying open late, experts warned yesterday. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has said that the Licensing Act will give neighbours a greater say in licensing...
Plenty of Buyers Still Sold on Period Living
Byline: JENNY SHIELDS WHEN the owners of a handsome Edwardian villa in Giffnock, on the South Side of Glasgow, realised they needed to put their property on the market in January, they were initially concerned that post-Christmas interest might...
Police Shoot 'Gunman' in a City Street
Byline: BART DICKSON A MAN allegedly brandishing a gun was seriously injured last night after being shot by police marksmen. Terrified residents had called emergency services to report sightings of a man wielding weapons in Glasgow. Police...
[Pounds sterling]1BILLION Massive Bill as Scotland Picks Up the Pieces
Byline: ALAN SIMPSON THE bill to clean up the devastation caused by the storm could top [pounds sterling]1billion. Insurance experts said the final cost of repairing the damage will almost certainly be higher than the total paid out following...
Property Mail; (1) on the Market . . . Roof Gardens (2)Homes with a Roof Garden Offer a Taste of the Outdoors without Any of the Digging
Byline: NIGEL LEWIS Mallow Street, Shoreditch, London, [pounds sterling]599,000 MIFFA Salter, 36, and her partner Alistair Downie, 37, have made a lot of money over the years by doing up wrecks, but their latest project has proved less of a money-spinner....
Proving All the Doubters Wrong Is Jim's Ambition
Byline: PETER JARDINE JIM JEFFERIES believes his young Kilmarnock team are capable of delivering him his finest moment in management. The Rugby Park boss is setting his club's immediate sights on overhauling Hearts and Motherwell to reach fifth...
Redwood the Quango Slasher, as Happy as a Porker in Mud
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS OFF to the Conservatives' minimalist new HQ above a coffee shop in London. Michael Howard and - ping! - a sparkly eyed John Redwood wanted to tell us how they could abolish 168 public bodies and save the country more than...
Refs on Warpath as Jose Escapes
Byline: ALAN BIGGS REFEREE Neale Barry hit back at Jose Mourinho last night after the Chelsea boss claimed the official was biased towards Manchester United. Barry's boss, Keith Hackett, also criticised Mourinho over his remarks following the...
Rising Toll of Mental Illness as Girls Binge
Byline: JULIE WHELDON AN increasing number of girls and young women are ending up in hospital because of an alarming rise in binge drinking, it is revealed today. The number of women under 25 hospitalised with mental health problems triggered...
'Robbie' and That TV Kiss; Answers to Correspondents
QUESTION At this time of year Yellow Pages invariably show their old TV ad of the young boy using the phone directory to stand on so he can kiss a girl under the mistletoe. How old is this ad and is the boy in question still a Robbie Williams lookalike?...
Royals' Flirtation with the Fuhrer; Scandal Resurrects Spectre of Nazi Links
Byline: GORDON RAYNER PRINCE Harry's ill-advised choice of fancy dress not only caused widespread offence, but dredged up the touchy subject of the Royal Family's links to the Nazis. Adolf Hitler wore a swastika armband when he met and shook...
SAINT OR SINNER; A Prince Who Can't Avoid Trouble and the PR Stunts That Now Look So Phoney
SAINT OR SINNER A Prince who can't avoid trouble and the PR stunts that now look so phoney PRINCE HARRY HARRY THE SINNER August 2001 AT just 16 years old, Harry makes the most of the nightlife during a fortnight's polo-playing visit...
San Siro Confirmed for Scotland's Italian Job
Byline: PETER JARDINE SCOTLAND'SWorld Cup qualifier with Italy will be played in Milan's San Siro stadium on March 26 - as revealed by Sportsmail yesterday. And Walter Smith has lined up an August friendly in Austria, at a venue yet to be decided....
School's out. Due to Lack of Teachers
CHILDREN could be sent home from school because of crippling teacher shortages. The soaring number of teachers taking retirement and a lack of supply staff have created a classroom crisis across Scotland. Around 500 long-term teaching vacancies...
Scrap This Deeply Flawed Law, Say Two Big Pub Chains
TWO of Britain's biggest pub chains yesterday joined the backlash against 24-hour drinking. Bosses at the Yates's Group and J D Wetherspoon expressed deep concerns about the licensing changes and backed police chiefs and medical experts in calling...
Sex Ordeal of Carjack Woman Lost in the City
Byline: BEN TAYLOR A YOUNG woman who lost her way as she drove home from a skiing holiday was carjacked at knifepoint by two men and repeatedly sexually assaulted. The 27-year-old recruitment consultant was unable to find her way across London...
Shame of Diana's Nephew Richard Kay
Byline: RICHARD KAY WHEN a notorious Oxford University drinking society trashed a 15th-century pub, its four wellspoken ringleaders were arrested, held in police cells, and fined - but never named. But today, I can reveal, that the Honourable...
Silence as Harry Shocks the Party; Enter the Royal Guest of Honour, in the Uniform of Rommel's Afrika Korps
Byline: MICHAEL SEAMARK WITH the drink flowing freely, a plentiful supply of scantily-clad girls and several of Prince Harry's boisterous polo playing chums in attendance, the fancy-dress party was never going to be the most politically correct...
SINNER AND SAINT; A Prince Who Can't Avoid Trouble and the PR Stunts That Now Look So Phoney
HARRY THE SINNER August 2001 AT just 16 years old, Harry makes the most of the nightlife during a fortnight's polo-playing visit to Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol. Under the watchful eye of his personal bodyguard, underage Harry goes out clubbing...
STRAUSS HOMES IN on History; (1) Another Century Leaves Run-Happy Opener Hot on the Heels of Bradman (2) FOURTH TEST
Byline: MIKE DICKSON HOW the South Africans must view Andrew Strauss as one that got away. He was, after all, born in the leafy suburb of Bedford View, just a few miles from the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg. By this evening they might...
Sun Keeps Shining on Florida Homes Market; (1) Property Mail (2) Did the Destruction Wreaked by Four Hurricanes Last Year Put Investors off the Sunshine State?
Byline: LIZ ROWLINSON THE hurricanes that battered Florida last year led many local estate agents to fear foreign investors might go cold on the sunshine state. But while some coastal areas suffered widespread damage to property, inland Orlando...
Testing Time All Round as Boots Shapes Up to Future; CITY FOCUS
Byline: LUCY FARNDON HEALTH and beauty chain Boots appears to have escaped the worst in the toughest Christmas for retailers in a decade. Unlike some other leading High Street chains, it has not been forced to rush out a profits warning, but it...
Thatcher the Snitch Shopped His Friend to Stay out of Prison
Byline: JANE FLANAGAN;PETER ALLEN SIR Mark Thatcher turned prosecution witness in order to avoid a jail sentence, it was revealed last night. Court papers obtained by the Daily Mail reveal that he testified against his former close friend Simon...
The Boy Killed for Not Being Perfect; Jail for Pair Who Poisoned Child with Salt after He Failed to Live Up to Their Adoption Dream
Byline: DAVID WILKES;BETH HALE A WEALTHY couple were each jailed for five years yesterday for killing a three-year-old boy they planned to adopt by poisoning him with salt. Angela Gay, 38, a [pounds sterling]200,000a-year actuary, and her 37-year-old...
The Rebel Yell; SRU Executives Took Game in the Wrong Direction, Claims Douglas
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON SCOTTISH rugby's rebel forces broke cover last night and claimed they did the right thing in ousting the David Mackay administration. With the game in Scotland rocked to its very foundations by a bitter boardroom battle...
These Boots Are Made for Blastoff, Says Serena; TENNIS
Byline: IVAN SPECK NEVER mind that former tennis world No 1 Serena Williams has been named one of the 10 worst-dressed women in America. Serena, who has not won a Grand Slam event in the last 18 months, still confidently showed off her latest...
The Sorry Truth about Teen Magazines; Nine out of Ten Teenage Girls Now Say They're Unhappy with Their Bodies Some Even Long for Cosmetic Surgery No Wonder When Their Magazines Foster Such Insecurity Read a Feminist's Shock Report
Byline: ROSIE BOYCOTT THE inch-high cover line on the front of February's edition of B magazine screams out: Get a Star Body. Underneath, in smaller type but almost as prominent, Coronation Street's Tina O'Brien tells readers to Follow My Size 8...
The Tragedy Is That Harry Is Typical of a Generation Ignorant of Our History; COMMENTARY
Byline: ANDREW ROBERTS AMID the avalanche of criticism of Prince Harry for his spectacularly ill-judged choice of fancy dress costume, one question needs asking above all others: How can anyone have been so ignorant? But the sad fact is that...
Three Years on, How Europe Hates the Euro
Byline: GRAEME WILSON IT was meant to be a unifying force - but it seems the euro has succeeded only in uniting millions of Europeans against the single currency. More than three years after it was brought in, almost half those in the nations...
Well beyond Explanation; beyond Explanation (ITV); the Dobsons of Duncraig (BBC1)
Byline: JEREMY HODGES IT'S amazing how much nonsense you can get away with if you say it with an imposing demeanour, particularly on television. So the choice of Scottish thespian Brian Cox to front a series so full of nonsense that it's Beyond...
We'll Cut Taxes for 1m Middleclass Families Say Tories
Byline: GRAEME WILSON ONE million middleclass families would see their tax bills slashed under radical proposals drawn up by the Conservatives. Hundreds of thousands of teachers, police officers and senior nurses would be among large sections...
We'll Pay Your [Pounds Sterling]1bn, Brown Tells Africans
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN BRITAIN will take on more than [pounds sterling]1billion in foreign debt interest payments for some of the world's poorest countries, Gordon Brown said last night. The Chancellor's pledge came after he had experienced...
What If They Held a European Cup Final and Nobody Came? the World of Rugby
Byline: PETER JACKSON THE European Cup Final is scheduled for Murrayfield in May, provided there is someone left in Scottish rugby by then to open the gates. Once unlocked, the really dangerous assumption is not over the imploding state of the...