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Articles from March 2, 2010

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1,000 Things to Avoid before You Die (Part 3)
Byline: Craig Brown For as long as I can remember, the months leading up to every General Election find the radio and television cluttered with Will Hutton-ish 'experts' -- bespectacled Professors from unfamiliar universities, illfavoured pollsters,...
25,000 Council Jobs on the Line
Byline: Social Affairs Correspondent TENS of thousands of jobs will disappear from local government over the next five years, a survey suggested yesterday. Research by the BBC found that 49 councils expected to shed a combined total of 25,000...
28 DAYS LATER; Keane Arrived to Great Fanfare and Expectation but, after This Month of Mayhem, It Seems That All Is Already Lost
Byline: by MARK WILSON WHAT is left for Celtic and their bold, shortterm investment in striker Robbie Keane? Beyond, of course, measuring his pace against that of Scotland's linesmen. The Parkhead club spent yesterday sifting through the bitter...
Adrian? He's like a Brother Says Christine
Byline: Ben Todd THERE has long been speculation that Adrian Chiles's marriage collapsed because of a burgeoning romance between him and Christine Bleakley. And when she left her longterm boyfriend, Chiles was cited as having been the 'third...
Adrian? He's like a Brother, Says Christine
Byline: Ben Todd THERE has long been speculation that Adrian Chiles's marriage collapsed because of a budding romance between him and Christine Bleakley. And when she left her longterm boyfriend, Chiles was cited as having been the 'third person'...
Aggreko Moves into the Top Flight; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Rob Davies WORLD Cup fever has kicked off in earnest, and support services group Aggreko looks to be well and truly in the mix. The firm has landed a [pounds sterling]30m contract to supply power and temperature control for broadcasters...
Air Conditioning Made My Sinuses So Bad I Thought My Head Would Explode; ME AND MY OPERATION BLOCKED SINUSES
Byline: DAVID HURST THOUSANDS of Irish people suffer from chronic sinusitis, which causes pain, difficulty breathing and loss of smell and taste. David Clamp, 38, a data centre technician from London, underwent a new, minimally invasive operation...
Air Rooney's Heads above Everybody
Byline: ANDY GRAY, who was a powerhouse in the air, analyses Wayne Rooney's heading skills THE amount of footballers who can't head a ball never ceases to amaze me. I think if you went through Thierry Henry's goals during his recordbreaking spell...
Anger of the Families Losing out in School-Places Lottery
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent TENS of thousands of families were left disappointed and angry yesterday after more than half of children in some areas were denied their first choice secondary schools. Fewer pupils than last year...
A Parkhead Decider Will Be Kept off the Agenda
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS THE SPL are on red alert to ensure there is no chance of a potentially explosive Old Firm title decider at Celtic Park after the split. Rangers' dramatic victory on Sunday means they could be just eight victories away...
Army Steps in as Survivors of Quake Ransack Chilean Cities
Byline: From Jason Mitchell in Santiago and David Derbyshire THE Chilean military was last night desperately trying to restore order as looters swept the devastated streets of the country's second city. A dusk until dawn curfew has been imposed...
As Woman in Mine Plunge Yelled for Help, 999 Services Dithered over Her Rescue. Six Hours Later She Was Dead
Byline: Campbell Thomas A LAWYER who died after plunging down an old mine shaft was left screaming in distress for six hours - as rescue crews debated how to free her, a fatal accident inquiry heard yesterday. Alison Hume, a mother-of-two, was...
At 105, Michael Credits Long Life to Cycling and Porridge (and the Whiskey Helps Too!)
Byline: Klara Kubiak WHAT HE'S LIVED THROUGH THEY say whiskey is the water of life - but Michael Fitzsimmons's penchant for a drop of uisce beatha goes only some of the way to explain his longevity. As far as the 105-year-old is concerned, hard...
At Last, a Blast of Sunshine. and It's Spring
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter AFTER the coldest and most miserable winter for years, weather forecasters officially announced that spring had sprung. Although the season traditionally begins on February 1, meteorologists hailed yesterday's...
August Final Will Drive Up the Standard
Byline: BARNEY ROCK sport@dailymail.ie IHAVE no quibble with Michael Delaney's wishes for a speedier conclusion to the All-Ireland Championships, but I would not agree with his proposed method of getting there. The Leinster Council secretary...
Baby DVDs Fail to Boost Word Power; 'Einstein' Show Could Do More Harm Than Good
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter PARENTS who buy educational DVDs to give their toddlers a head start may be doing more harm than good. A study of almost 100 boys and girls aged between one and two found that regularly watching a DVD from...
BBC Host Digby Is Found Dead in Flat
Byline: Nick McDermott and Paul Revoir BBC presenter Kristian Digby was yesterday found dead in 'unexplained circumstances' at his London flat. The 32-year-old's body was found after an ambulance was called to his home in Newham, East London,...
Believe It or Not, Spring IS on Its Way (If You Know Where to Look)
Byline: by Robin Page SOMETHING unusual happened yesterday. After weeks of Stygian gloom, the drizzle stuttered to a halt, the clouds parted and the sun, at least in most parts of the country, shone. It was, on the first day of March, a truly...
Believe It or Not, Spring IS on Its Way; (If You Know Where to Look)
Byline: by Robin Page SOMETHING unusual happened yesterday. After weeks of Stygian gloom, the drizzle stuttered to a halt, the clouds parted and the sun, at least in most parts of the country, shone. It was, on the first day of March, a truly...
Brown's Britain 2015 and Even the Queen Has Fled!
Byline: Richard Littlejohn Dateline: London, March 1, 2015 THE State of Emergency introduced in May 2010 is to be extended for another five years, Prime Minister-for-Life Gordon Brown announced in London yesterday. Such was the scale of the...
By the Way
ONE of my patients was recently admitted to the National Hospital for Neurology for major brain surgery. Within a few hours after his operation, he was reported to be on fine form. Quite miraculous. But as his diagnosis had been dramatic and I'd...
By the Way. It's Impossible to Embarrass Any Doctor (Not Just Me!)
I'M NOT sure how many of you have been watching the new series of Embarrassing Bodies, now with a new clinic opening time of 9pm Friday night on Channel 4. Every time the show airs, I get the same questions from friends and family. Why if people...
Can New 'Super Chemo' Conquer Ovarian Cancer?
Byline: JANE SYMONS A REVOLUTIONARY new way of delivering chemotherapy, 1,000 times stronger than normal, offers hope to women battling ovarian cancer. The anti-cancer drugs are put directly into the abdomen, via a catheter, instead of being...
Can Pills Made from Kidney Beans Help You Lose Weight?
Byline: ISLA WHITCROFT COULD eating kidney beans -- or a pill made from white kidney beans -- solve your weight gain problem? That's the thinking behind DEcarb -- a pill that claims to prevent you digesting carbohydrates. It is well known that...
Car Firms Use Scrappage Scheme to Drive Up Prices
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor CAR firms have used the 'cash for bangers' scheme as a smokescreen to hike prices by up to a third. Discounts offered for trading-in older cars have been more than wiped out by artificial increases...
Carol, That's Some Change of Apparel! First the School Ma'am - Then TV Presenter Loosens Up for the Girls
Byline: Liz Thomas SHE may have started the day sporting a sober white shirt and grey pinafore to talk about her online maths school. But, hours later, during her stint on ITV1's bawdy and often raucous talk show Loose Women, Carol Vorderman...
Chinese Pill Dangers; LETTERS
The possible life-threatening effects of wrongly prescribed traditional Chinese medicine (Mail) raise issues vital to everyone's health. And it's right to be sceptical about the efficacy of some vitamin supplements. I'm particularly concerned about...
Choir That Hit a High; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION What is the story of the world-class Luton Girls' Choir? Are they still singing? Are their recordings available? THE story of The Luton Girls' Choir is a long one, spanning 40 years from 1936 to 1976....
Claire Byrne Rapped for SuBo 'Freak' Jibe
Byline: Eva Marie Gibney WHEN critics called her an ice queen, Claire Byrne hit back, saying 'I don't really understand why people want to get personal when they don't know you.' But yesterday the Newstalk presenter was ticked off by broadcasting...
Climategate Row 'Has Undermined Science'
Byline: David Derbyshire Environment Editor SCIENTISTS at the heart of the Climategate row were yesterday accused by a leading academic body of undermining science's credibility. The Institute of Physics said 'worrying implications' had been...
Coldest Winter for More Than 30 Years; ...but Met Office Defends Its Long-Range Forecast
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter PERHAPS someone should ask workers at the Met Office to take a rain check on their optimism. After predicting just a 20 per cent chance of a colder than average winter, they were left embarrassed again when...
Condom Adverts before Watershed; Fury at Quango's Plan to Tackle Teen Pregnancies
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor WAT C H D O G S a r e expected to ease the rules on the advertising of condoms on television, allowing them to be shown before the 9pm watershed. The move follows a call from a Government quango that...
Could a Man Who Died in the 1600s Unlock YOUR Health Secrets?
Byline: JOHN NAISH MORE people are now looking up their family trees, eager to learn more about their ancestors. But, in a surprising twist, scientists are using family trees to track diseasecausing genes. They are going back in history, hundreds...
Couple, 77, Murdered for Defying Terror Yobs
Byline: Fay Schlesinger and James Tozer AN elderly couple were killed in a suspected arson attack after they challenged yobs terrorising their sheltered housing complex, frightened residents said last night. Albert and Kath Adams, both 77, died...
Creditors' Meetings on the Rise
Byline: Joe Downes THE number of creditors' meetings for firms unable to pay their bills continue to rise, figures show. ICC Information has reported that there were 952 meetings held in 2009 for companies in debt trouble. Of these creditors'...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: SADDLE THE WIND, 1.15pm, Ch4 FIRST of two 1958 westerns in which Robert Taylor plays a reformed character whose shady past comes back to haunt him (the second, The Law And Jake Wade, shows on Ch4 tomorrow)....
CRUNCH TIME; Aaron Ramsey's Broken Leg Is a Wake-Up Call for the Game of Pain; Redknapp, Townsend and Keown Tackle the Big Issue
A BROKEN leg for poor Aaron Ramsey, bruises for Carlos Tevez and a wild lunge by Liam Ridgewell that went unpunished by the referee. It's the latest riotous round of matches in the Barclays Premier League. Last week, Sportsmail's Graham Poll argued...
Dallaglio: I'm Sure Shaken Scots Will Be out for Blood
Byline: SEAN VINCENT LAWRENCE Dallaglio last night warned England to brace themselves for a Scotland side 'spitting blood' when the arch-rivals clash at Murrayfield -- and he should know. Lions giant Dallaglio skippered the Auld Enemy a decade...
'Da Vinci Thieves' [Pounds Sterling]4.25m Ransom Demand'
Byline: Gavin Madeley and Brian Horne ONE of the country's richest landowners was warned 'something very silly' would happen to a priceless Leonardo da Vinci artwork stolen from his estate unless he paid a [pounds sterling]4.25million ransom, a...
Denman's on High-Risk List! EXCLUSIVE
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND DENMAN must undergo a raceday veterinary examination before his much-anticipated Cheltenham Gold Cup clash with stablemate and archrival Kauto Star on March 19 as a result of his Aon Chase exit at Newbury last month. The...
Disgrace of the Bully Politicians Attacking Christians, by Carey
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent FORMER Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has accused politicians of trying to bully Christianity out of public life. He complained yesterday of a 'strident and bullying campaign' to marginalise...
Divorced, Obese and a Constant Target
AS one of the most notorious serial killers in history, Peter Sutcliffe was never going to find life in custody easy. He became a target for attack from the moment he began his life sentence in 1981 at Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight. Within...
Divorced, Obese and a Constant Target
AS one of the most notorious serial killers in history, Peter Sutcliffe was never going to find life in custody easy. He became a target for attack from the moment he began his life sentence in 1981 at Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight. Within...
Divorced, Obese and a Constant Target
AS one of the most notorious serial killers in history, Peter Sutcliffe was never going to find life in custody easy. He became a target for attack from the moment he began his life sentence in 1981 at Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight. Within...
Dixon Is Ice Man; Starlet Terry on the Shock Truth Behind His Latest Comeback
Byline: GARETH MAHER TERRY Dixon spoke yesterday of the amazing lengths he must go to ensure that injury does not derail his career for a second time. The 20-year-old has fought a two-year battle to recover from a debilitating knee injury that...
Doctors Said Ali Was Greedy When She Put on 8 Stone in 6 Months - the Truth Was Far More Sinister
Byline: JO WATERS WHEN Ali Jagger looked at her sister's wedding photos she gasped when she saw herself. The woman in the picture had a puffy moon face and weighed 18st. 'I just didn't recognise her as me: I looked as if I'd been pumped up like...
Don't Let Politicians Bully You, Carey Warns Christians
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent FORMER Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has accused politicians of trying to bully Christianity out of public life. He complained yesterday of a 'strident and bullying campaign' to marginalise...
Doomed Army Girl's Patrol Was Missing Three Mine Detectors
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent THE first woman soldier to be killed in Afghanistan died after her patrol was sent out with a shortage of metal detectors to alert them to Taliban mines, an inquest heard yesterday. Corporal Sarah Bryant...
Driver's Delight Becomes His Tomb
Byline: Olivia Kelleher BEDECKED in racing stickers, this Honda was its driver's pride and joy. But early yesterday morning, it became his tomb as the Integra sideswiped a stone wall killing him and injuring his front-seat passenger. The driver,...
East Promises Business Boom
Byline: city FOCUS By Lucy Farndon JUST mentioning Hong Kong, China or Singapore is guaranteed to get investors' pulses racing. While Europe labours under a deficit cloud and America remains wracked with worries about unemployment and an unproven...
East Promises Business Boom; City FOCUS
Byline: Lucy Farndon JUST mentioning Hong Kong, China or Singapore is guaranteed to get investors' pulses racing. While Europe labours under a deficit cloud and America remains wracked with worries about unemployment and an unproven president, the...
Eczema Cream That Could Be Making Your Skin WORSE
Byline: LUCY ELKINS MANY family doctors are routinely prescribing a treatment for the skin condition eczema that can make the symptoms worse, according to a new survey. Around 90 per cent of GPs say they prescribe aqueous cream to patients, yet...
Eight Britons Still Missing as Chaos Reigns in Chile
Byline: Beth Hale THE Chilean military was last night trying to restore order as looters swept the devastated streets of the country's second city. A dusk-until-dawn curfew has been imposed in Concepcion after looters sacked virtually every market...
Elderly Suffer While Politicians Squabble; COMMENT
IT has long been a disgrace that care for the elderly is not properly funded. Today we reveal just how bad this situation has become, with pensioners suffering an unforgivable postcode lottery in their chances of having their care paid for by their...
England Left Holding Baby; KP Told He Can Return for Birth
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH reports from Dhaka ENGLAND'S hopes of winning their first global silverware have been hit by the news that Kevin Pietersen will be allowed to fly home from the World Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean in May for the birth...
English Anger at Scotland's 'Unfair' Funding Has Soared
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter RESENTMENT among English voters at the level of public cash handed to Scotland has soared, according to a new report. The findings revealed 40 per cent of people south of the Border feel Scotland...
Exploring the World of Books
Byline: by Sarah Harris WORLD Book Day is the largest celebration of reading in Britain. On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of children will take part in events which will encourage reading for pleasure. These include 2,000 pupils in Whitechapel,...
Facebook Row Twins in Oxford Crew
Byline: DAVID KENT ThE American twins who sued the founder of Facebook for stealing their idea will join the Oxford crew for the 156th Boat Race against Cambridge on April 3. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss claimed that Mark Zuckerberg, a fellow student...
Families' Relief as Casino Plan for Stardust Site Rejected
Byline: Senan Molony Political Editor FAMILIES who lost loved ones in the Stardust fire told of their relief yesterday as plans to build a gaming club on the site were rejected. The fire on Valentine's night in 1981 at the Dublin nightclub -...
Fantasy Chef 'Beaten Up' over Missing Hotel Cash
A CHEF once forced to quit after falsely claiming to be a protege of Marco Pierre White was allegedly attacked over thousands of pounds missing from a Scottish hotel. James Stocks vanished from the Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert, Isle of Harris, after...
Fantasy Chef Hunted after Hotel Cash Disappears
A CHEF who falsely claimed to be a protege of Marco Pierre White was being sought by police last night after several thousand pounds went missing from a Scottish hotel. Officers want to question James Stocks, who vanished following the alleged theft...
Farmers' Wives Sleep in over Pension Cuts
Byline: Senan Molony Political Editor TEN farmers' wives were last night preparing to bed down in the lobby of a Government department in protest at having their pensions cut off. Campaigners pledged to stay at the Department Of Social And Family...
Fatal Patrol Had Just One Bomb Detector; Inquest into First Woman Soldier Killed by Taliban
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent THE first woman soldier to be killed in Afghanistan died after her patrol was sent out with a shortage of metal detectors to alert them to Taliban mines, an inquest heard yesterday. Corporal Sarah Bryant...
Five of the Best GIRLIE BEERS
Byline: FELICITY CLOAKE LIKE football and trainspotting, beer drinking is traditionally a male pastime. Although the UK gets through more than 26 million pints a day, 77 per cent of women in a recent survey claimed they 'never or very seldom' touched...
Football Stud? No - It's Only Eamon Dunphy Having a Laugh
Byline: Catherine Fegan HE SPENT years dodging and weaving on soccer pitches. And Eamon Dunphy may have been wishing there was a handy dugout for him to dive into and hide out in yesterday. For the outspoken soccer pundit has become an unwitting...
FREE ALICE IN WONDERLAND GIFTS FOR EVERY READER; Share the Wonder of Tim Burton's Magical New Film Starring Johnny Depp
TO CELEBRATE the release of Alice In Wonderland on Friday, we are giving every Daily Mail reader the chance to claim an exclusive set of magical free gifts. Courtesy of Disney Interactive Studios, you can get your hands on a 3D mouse mat and watch...
FREE ALICE IN WONDERLAND GIFTS FOR EVERY READER; Share the Wonder of Tim Burton's Magical New Film Starring Johnny Depp
TO CELEBRATE the release of Alice In Wonderland on Friday, we are giving every Daily Mail reader the chance to claim an exclusive set of magical free gifts. Courtesy of Disney Interactive Studios, you can get your hands on a 3D mouse mat and watch...
French Knocked Back in Battle for Haskell
Byline: CHRIS FOY ENGLAND were forced to make a renewed stand over the availability of Frenchbased players yesterday after Stade Francais launched an audacious attempt to force James Haskell to return to Paris. The flanker (below) has played...
FURY OVER RIPPER'S BID FOR FREEDOM; Victims' Families Outraged as Notorious Serial Killer Demands Prison Release after 30 Years; RIPPER'S [Pounds Sterling]200,000 BID FOR FREEDOM ON LEGAL AID; I Am on the Way to Being Cured, Says the Murderer of 13 Women
Byline: Rebecca Camber and Chris Brooke THE Yorkshire Ripper is using taxpayers' money in an attempt to win his freedom. Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women and tried to kill seven more, claims doctors believe he is 'on the way to being cured'...
Ghosstories
Byline: Quentin Letts first night review By Dyson and Nyman: Lyric, Hammersmith THOSE of us easily scared by ghosts stories are advised to take a teddy bear to the Lyric Hammersmith's new production - and hold very tight. It's terrifying! ...
Gillick: We're on Our Own; Sprint Ace Lays into Top Brass
Byline: by JONATHAN COATES ATHLETICS Ireland will send their largest-ever team to a World Indoor Championship next week -- but David Gillick says the governing body deserve little of the credit. Ireland's elite runners, jumpers and throwers have...
Givens: New Boy Macca May Not Suit
Byline: GARETH MAHER THE build-up to today's game against Brazil has been dominated by the call-up of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy as everyone rushes to hail him as the saviour of Irish football. There is no doubt that the 19-year-old...
GLOVES ARE OFF IN RACE FOR No1; Gordon Is Relishing McGregor Challenge
Byline: by MARK WILSON AS characters, the two men could hardly be more contrasting. Craig Gordon always seems thoughtful, sensible and assured, while few would ascribe those qualities to Allan McGregor. They are, however, poised to be united...
Grinding Your Teeth? It's a Sign of the Times
Byline: Daniel Martin Health Reporter IN times of stress, a good night's sleep is usually considered a reliable remedy. But money worries mean many are now finding it impossible to switch off - even after nodding off. Dentists are seeing growing...
Hammered for Millions
Byline: MATT BARLOW West HAM's dangerous levels of spending have been revealed, including a reckless transfer policy that left them risking a financial meltdown on the scale of Portsmouth. Calum Davenport and Nigel Quashie, signed in January...
Hammered for Millions; [Pounds Sterling]12m ON TWO MEN FOR 15 GAMES
Byline: MATT BARLOW WEST HAM'S accounts for the year ending May 2009 recorded a [pounds sterling]16million loss but, more staggeringly, reveal how the club had borrowed themselves to the brink with a timebomb of debt. The Hammers risked a financial...
HATS OF FF TO PHILIP! No One's Surprised Lady Y Gaga Wore a Lobster on Her R Head. but E Who Would Be So Daring to Create Such a Dazzling Hat? Step Forward Philip Treacy, T Whose Brilliant Imagination Puts Even Her Ladyship in the Shade!
Byline: Niamh O'Dea STYLE EDITOR SEE-THROUGH plastic shirt and shorts, bejewelled ankle boots, chicken leg wrapped around her wrist, all topped off with a jewelencrusted lobster -- when Lady Gaga popped out in London on Sunday night, her dress sense...
Heads Up! in the Air He Has Crouch Beat; ANDY GRAY, Who Was a Powerhouse in the Air, Analyses Wayne Rooney's Heading Skills
Byline: ANDY GRAY THE amount of footballers who can't head a ball never ceases to amaze me. I think if you went through Thierry Henry's goals during his record-breaking spell for Arsenal, you will probably find only two or three headers. That...
Health Boss Who Quit in Superbug Death Blunders Got Big Pay Boost
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor A 'FAT CAT' blamed for a series of superbug deaths in filthy hospital wards was awarded an inflationbusting pay and pension boost just before he took early retirement. Despite his role in the fiasco, which...
He Is Better Than 6ft 7in Giant Crouch
Byline: ANDY GRAY, who was a powerhouse in the air, analyses Wayne Rooney's heading skills THE amount of footballers who can't head a ball never ceases to amaze me. I think if you went through Thierry Henry's goals during his record-breaking spell...
He Licked His Lips, Causing Plenty of Trouble
Byline: Quentin Letts Yesterday in Parliament NOT since the late David Kelly has a select committee witness looked so queasy. A pale, shaky Professor Phil Jones was appearing in front of MPs to discuss allegations he concealed scientific evidence....
He's a Sex-Obsessed Bigot with Four Wives and 35 Children. So Why Is Britain Fawning over This Vile Buffoon?
Byline: by Stephen Robinson SPARE a thought for the Buckingham Palace protocol officials tomorrow when His Excellency President Jacob Zuma arrives in London for his first state visit to these shores. For this incoming 'One hundred per cent Zulu...
HE TOOK AWAY MY CHILDHOOD; Youngster Let Down by Social Services, His Teachers and Neighbours Reveals How Abusive Father Ruined His Life; I'd Lie Awake Every Night, Terrified He Was Coming in to Abuse Me. How Can My Father NOT Show Any Remorse for What He Did?
Byline: Leah McDonald A YOUNG man who endured years of horrific sexual abuse at the hands of his father said yesterday: 'He has given me a life sentence.' As the 20-year-old gave harrowing details about his 'lost childhood', questions were asked...
How Dare They Say This Crisis Isn't Their Fault
Byline: by Kenneth Clarke Shadow Business Secretary IT IS time to take a clear, unblinking look at the UK economy. With a General Election only weeks away, the indicators are uniformly bleak. The UK is the last economy in the G20 to leave recession...
How Mrs Brown 'Became PM's No1 Spin Doctor'; Downing Street Aide Even Dubbed Her 'Mrs Goebbels', Claims Controversial Book
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent SARAH Brown was credited yesterday with being a key figure masterminding the rebranding of her husband's beleaguered image. In fresh claims from journalist Andrew Rawnsley's new book, Downing Street...
HOW SAFE IS CHINESE MEDICINE? It's Never Been More Popular -- but Last Month It Was Revealed How Chinese Herbal Medicine Gave One Woman Kidney Failure and Cancer. Yet Still Thousands of Shops Selling These 'Cures' Remain Totally Unlicensed
Byline: JOHN NAISH FOR five years, Patricia Booth took a Chinese herbal remedy for a skin complaint. As a result, she has lost both kidneys and developed cancer of the urinary tract. The senior civil servant from Essex has had to give up her job,...
How the Mail Put 10 Herbalists to the Test
We visited ten clinics complaining of classic migraine symptoms. Under official guidelines, a pharmacist would send you to a GP to investigate, but just one of our group did so. The others offered treatment ranging widely in nature -- and cost. ...
How the Mega-Rich Bankroll Labour
Byline: Political Editor SINCE 2001, Labour has accepted more than [pounds sterling]10million from eight donors reported to be 'non-doms'. Lord Paul has given the party [pounds sterling]69,250, including [pounds sterling]45,000 to Gordon Brown's...
How to Get the Ultimate Total-Body Workout - and a Rollercoaster Thrill; NO FADS FITNESS
Byline: BY KARL HENRY WHEN you mention the word 'socialising' to the majority of Irish people, pictures of enjoying a rake of pints with friends down the local pub is what immediately springs to mind. But if we could all adjust our thinking a little...
How to Slay the Dragons? A Light in a Handbag, Oh and Oodles of Belief
Byline: by Jenny Friel HIS INVENTION for lighting up women's handbags may have been sneered at by RTE's only female dragon but 12 months on and Adrian Keegan is confident his nifty gadget is about to go countrywide -- albeit with a little tweak...
HSBC Doubts Recovery as Profits Slide
Byline: Simon Duke HSBC warned that the nascent US and Europe economic recoveries could easily 'stall' as it reported a 24pc slide in annual profits. The banking giant, which lavished an estimated [pounds sterling]1.5bn in bonuses on its investment...
I Am 38. My Heart Is 33, but My Lungs Are Aged 52. Why?
AGE IS no barrier when it comes to organ donation. 'Our birth age and biological age can be quite different, with people remaining much younger than their birth age if they look after themselves,' says organtransplant specialist Dr Graham Lipkin. I...
If You Think I'm Sharing, You're Nuts! with Three Females to Keep Happy, Yeboah the Gorilla Grabs a Snack
Byline: Paul Harris reports AS he clutches a pile of nuts in one of his huge hands, it is clear Yeboah's bachelor lifestyle has taken a toll on his manners. The 20-stone adolescent gorilla is supposed to be winning the attentions of three new...
I Had to Beat the HSE before I Beat Cancer; Forced to Wait Months to Check out a Lump in Her Breast, Ann McGowan Had to Go on Liveline to Be Seen. Here, She Despairs That Other Women STILL Face Agonising Delays; Cancer Is Behind Me. Now My Life Is All about Scuba Diving and Quad Biking
Byline: CHRISSIE RUSSELL Wrecommend a book, the 60-year-old smiles broadly and offers them a copy of her self-published debut novel, Yesterday's Legacy. Although the story itself is a fictional thriller, the title is true to Ann's own life. For...
I JUST HAD TO HELP HIM; Irish Star Whelan on the Shock of Seeing Kid Aaron Break Leg
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG WHILE some of his own Arsenal team-mates could not bring themselves to inspect the damage inflicted on Aaron Ramsey as he lay in agony on the ground on Saturday night, Stoke's Glenn Whelan was straight over to help the stricken...
I'M READY FOR ROOMANIA; Wayne Refuses to Feel Strain as He Gears Up for 100 Days of Hype
Byline: by MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent HIS knowledge of all 32 qualifiers for the World Cup being what it is, Wayne Rooney was slightly confused by one particular question yesterday. 'Are you ready for Roomania this summer?' he was...
Irish Family Die in Dawn Blaze at Their U.S. Home
Byline: Enda Feeney A 48-YEAR-OLD Clare man and his wife and young daughter have been killed in an early morning fire at their home in the United States. Michael 'Whooper' Glynn, his wife Heather, 42, and their sixyear-old, Tara, were pronounced...
Is Gappy Cleese Telling the Whole Tooth?
Byline: Ben Todd EITHER John Cleese needs to change his dentist, or he's hit on another way to pay for his multi-million-pound divorce settlement. The 70-year-old star announced recently that he had invested in a new set of teeth as part of a...
It Might Have Seemed Clever, but Dishing out A Grades like Sweets Is the Stupidest Thing We Ever Did
Byline: Brenda Power AFEW weeks ago a news item on the dire state of our economy featured footage of freshly minted e100 notes roll- ing off the printing presses. The sight of all the crisp lolly prompted a Eureka moment for my six-year-old,...
It's a Move Up for Montessori
Byline: by Graham Grant IT began more than 100 years ago as a radical alternative to mainstream s c h o o l i n g, allowing children to learn at their own pace. But so far the Montessori movement has stayed at the fringes of Scottish education,...