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Articles from September 18, 2010

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18 September Saturday
Byline: ROBIN WIGGS GEORGE CLOONEY GUEST STARS Murder, She Wrote 12 NOON, ALIBI *** Before Ocean's Eleven and even ER, George Clooney (left) was a humble jobbing TV actor. Here, he appears in a 1987 episode of the venerable mystery drama,...
19 September Sunday
Byline: RW FILM CHOICE Toy Story (1995) PG 4.30PM, DISNEY CINEMAGIC ***** The first of what is arguably the most consistent movie trilogy ever made. It opens with the arrival of high-tech spaceman Buzz, who doesn't know he's a toy - cowboy...
22 Minutes: Time It Takes for In-Car Rows to Start
Byline: Ray Massey THEY may have a long drive ahead, but many couples will spend much of the time in silence, it seems. The arguments start on average just 22 minutes into a car journey, research suggests. More than half of couples admit that...
22 September Wednesday
Byline: RW GLITZY SERIES RETURNS Gossip Girl 8PM, ITV2 *** Impossibly glossy and oddly magnificent, this drama about bright young things in New York is back for a new series. It opens in Paris, with the irrepressible Chuck trying to make...
24 September Friday
Byline: RW A LEGEND REMEMBERED The Royal Ballet Celebrates Kenneth MacMillan 8PM, BBC4 **** Carlos Acosta (left), who has danced in several of MacMillan's ballets, is one of the contributors to this richly earned celebration of the choreographer's...
A Bridge to Redemption
Byline: NEIL BARRACLOUGH CHRIS BRIDGE is two wins away from personal redemption and an Old Trafford appearance -- just 12 months after his career was almost wrecked following a night out in Warrington. Bridge and his Warrington Wolves team-mate...
A BRITISH SPRINT CHAMP; Mini Test
Byline: PETER McKAY Triumph Sprint GT Price: [pounds sterling]9,499 on the road GOOD AS A boy I loved The Road To The Isles, especially the chorus: 'Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go/By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles./If...
A Clarion Call to Keep the Faith. and Save Christmas
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent THE Pope issued a clarion call to defend Christianity last night, saying Christmas was at risk of being struck from the calendar. In a strongly-worded speech in Parliament, Benedict XVI bluntly...
A Grand Day out; ...at the Forest of Dean
Byline: MARK HUGHES-MORGAN WHO WAS DEAN AND WHY GIVE HIM A FOREST? DEAN means 'district - and the forest is 27,000 acres of playground and wildlife between the Severn and the Wye in Gloucestershire, just over the border from where the Ryder Cup...
Albrighton Rocks! I Used to Be a Striker but I Was Too Small, Now I Love a One-on-One with a Full Back
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by NEIL MOXLEY THE past month will be remembered as one of the most chaotic in Aston Villa's recent history; it will also be known for the emergence of devilishly talented winger Marc Albrighton. He has been the joy to compensate...
Allardyce: I Would Win Titles in Madrid and in Manchester; FOOTBALL SHORTS
SAM ALLARDYCE has astonishingly claimed that he is cut out to manage one of the world's top clubs, and predicted that he would win the league title every season if he was in charge of Manchester United or Real Madrid. Allardyce, who managed Bolton...
Ancelotti Reveals His Torment over Sick Dad
Byline: MATT BARLOW CaRLo anCELoTTi has plotted Chelsea's perfect start to the campaign while travelling back and forth to the bedside of his seriously ill father in italy. ancelotti has spent much of his spare time this season flying between...
A NEW STAR IN THE EAST; French Style Meets Buddhist Calm in the Chic Former Capital of Laos, Says MARK PALMER
Byline: MARK PALMER KAHM began his story in such a way that you had no idea if the ending would be happy or sad. You just hoped for the best and feared the worst. We were standing outside the Xieng Thong temple (built in 1560), sheltering from...
ANGELS & DEMONS; Lennon Is So Busy with Football He Has No Time to Entertain Any Dark Thoughts
Byline: by STEPHEN MCGOWAN IN AMERICA, they judge their presidents on their first 100 days in office. In Glasgow, they are less patient. For Neil Lennon, surviving his first 100 minutes as Celtic manager was, in itself, a milestone. The Northern...
Anger as Drink Driver Foils Bid to Seize Her Car
Byline: Scott Mullen ROAD safety campaigners were furious yesterday when the wheels came off a new scheme to put the brakes on serial drink drivers. Prosecutors had sought to confiscate a [pounds sterling]20,000 car belonging to Diane Dempster...
AN INSPECTOR CALLS; His Mission: To Test Hotel Hospitality to the Limit
BILL BRYSON, writing in his celebrated Notes From A Small Island, had lots of fun listing names of British towns and villages -- then sitting back with a broad grin on his face. Bury St Edmunds is a case in point. You might assume it was so named...
A Pint for the Prize Bull? Pull the Udder One!
Byline: Sandra Mallon THIS prize-winning Belgian Blue would be perfectly entitled to comment: 'That pint's like mother's milk.' Unlike the proverbial bull in the china shop, Ben was on his best behaviour when he arrived at the Shebeen Chic pub on...
Are You Right There Micheal, for the Aras
Byline: Sandra Mallon IT seemed like an inspired solution for a country so down in the mouth - let's make Micheal O Muircheartaigh the President. And already the suggestion by Paul Drury, in his column in the Irish Daily Mail, has taken off....
Are Zeppelins about to Take off Again - or Is It Just Hot Air? as a British Firm Plans to Ferry Scores of Passengers in Luxury across the Atlantic
Byline: by Jane Fryer AS WE soar up into the grey skies above Lake Constance - propellers whirling, seat belts tightly fastened and everyone brandishing their cameras in excitement - something feels ever so slightly strange. It could be the gentle...
ARRESTS IN POPE 'TERROR ATTACK'; Six Street Cleaners Held after Dawn Raid; Police Swoop in Pope Terror Alert; Six Held amid Fears of Atrocity in Heart of London
Byline: Stephen Wright Crime Editor SIX street cleaners were dramatically held by the police yesterday over fears they were plotting an atrocity against the Pope. Armed officers detained the men, all believed to be Muslims of North African origin,...
Ashton Boost for Johnno
Byline: CHRIS FOY N'hampton 31pts Bath 10pts DURING his playing days at Leicester, Martin Johnson would have mourned any Northampton victory, but he had plenty to savour at Franklin's Gardens last night as the Saints surged to the top of the...
AUTUMNAL RETREATS; SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE; Falling Leaves and Foodie Festivals Make for Fruitful Escapes
BY OCTOBER woodlands across the UK will be blushing with fiery colour - beckoning us to wrap up warm and kick through a crunchy carpet of fallen leaves to experience Britain at its misty, mellow and fruitful best. After a summer when settled spells...
Avoiding Slip-Ups Key for Leinster
Byline: ADAM REDMOND LEINSTER'S first foray on Italian soil in the Magners League could hand Irish rugby a serious wake-up call. Heineken Cup history concludes that for all the lip service of 'tough' and 'physical' encounters against Italian sides,...
A Wonky Trout Pout, a Collapsed Nose ... and Now Tara's Planning a Baby with a Bisexual Pop Star. Being an It Girl Ain't What It Used to Be!
Byline: by Paul Scott A FEW months ago, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson had been confidently predicting that this summer was to be the time when she would -- at long last -- bag herself a suitable man. This being the perennially optimistic Tara, not only...
Axed Ministers Cash in; How Former MSPs Picked Up [Pounds Sterling]350,000 in Hand-Outs to Ease Pain of Being Dumped
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter SACKED Scottish ministers have picked up more than [pounds sterling]350,000 in 'redundancy' payments over the past decade. New figures reveal taxpayerfunded payouts of up to [pounds sterling]10,000...
BACK... AND WITH ADDED FLARE; Style Watch
Byline: NIAMH O'DEA I always knew that writing a deferential eulogy for the harem pant would be difficult, so here it goes: you're over, dropped-crotch, now feck off. It's unlikely there will be too many folks genuinely mourning, for this loss is...
Bank of England: 'We Need a Plan B'
Byline: Hugo Duncan a leaDING figure at the Bank of england called for radical new steps to bolster economic growth amid mounting concern the recovery is faltering. adam Posen, a member of the monetary policy committee that sets interest rates,...
Bank Scare Story Costs Ireland Dear; British Bailout Claims Increase Cost of Borrowing
Byline: Neil Michael Chief Reporter THE price the State has to pay to borrow money for day-to-day public spending has shot up after a British bank produced a report which sparked jitters among investors. Barclays Capital suggested the Government...
BEAR MARKET; Bathwick Leads the Fairyhouse Brit Pack
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN TAKE a chance with Bathwick Bear, one of several British raiders, in a trappy-looking Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes at Fairyhouse tomorrow. David Evans' charge was run out of it in the Group Two Flying...
Bertie and Another Monument to Greed; Comment
IF BERTIE Ahern's love affair with property developers had not brought this country to its economic knees, there would be something richly ironic in the former taoiseach's latest choice of retirement pastime. But it did - and therefore there is...
Big Brother Fear as Drivers Urged to Spy on Each Other
Byline: James Slack and Jack Doyle A POLICE campaign to persuade motorists to spy on each other was condemned yesterday as an extension of the 'Big Brother' state. Officers want the public to report anti-social driving and denounce drivers who...
Big Brother Fears as Motorists Are Urged to Spy on Each Other
Byline: James Slack and Jack Doyle A POLICE campaign to persuade motorists to spy on each other was condemned yesterday as an extension of the 'Big Brother' state. Officers want the public to report antisocial driving and denounce drivers who...
Bitter Row over Dad's War Medals Is Wrecking Our Family
Byline: BEL MOONEY EVERY letter printed on this page has two functions, the second of which is to make points which are (hopefully) more universal than personal. Because of that, I am deliberately going to be quite harsh, so that others might...
BOOT ROOM the Stats, the Facts, the Tips, the Teams; Contributors: ALEX KAY, LUKE BENEDICT and JOE RIDGE
Byline: ANDY TOWNSEND'S Edited by SHANE McGARVEY MY CLASH OF THE DAY Sunderland v Arsenal STEVE BRUCE lifted a lot of the pressure off himself by beating Manchester City in his last home game and he will hope to take another big scalp today....
Booze Is More Likely to Kill Native Scots
Byline: George Mair NATIVE Scots are more than twice as likely to die of drinkrelated causes than people born south of the Border, according to a study published yesterday. The Edinburgh University survey of drink-related deaths in Scotland showed...
BP Returns to Halliburton
Byline: Rob Davies BP has awarded a contract for cement to plug the well at the centre of the group's Gulf of Mexico disaster to halliburton - the very company accused by the British oil giant of having contributed to the catastrophe by doing a...
Brown Needs Time to Learn Captain's Role
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN THERE are those who would strip Scott Brown of the Celtic captaincy and send him packing at the earliest juncture. Neil Lennon isn't one of them. The Parkhead manager believes he owes his skipper a debt of gratitude for keeping...
By Using Their Usual Smoke and Mirrors Defence, Fianna Fail Have Made This Shambles Even Worse Has
Byline: CORMAC LUCEY ON POLITICS AND POWER cormac.lucey@dailymail.ie THE man with probably the most unenviable job in Ireland this week was Joe Lennon. He is Brian Cowen's programme manager. That made him the most senior adviser on the spot in...
Can Ocado Deliver on the City's Demanding Targets?
Byline: INVESTMENT EXTRA By IAN LYALL IT hasn'T been an easy transition for Ocado as it has adjusted to life as quoted company. The share price tells the story. Debuting at a supposedly bargain-basement 180p, it hit 135p in the aftermath of the...
Celtic Helps Me Beat Blues
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN NEIL Lennon has revealed that managing Celtic has helped him win his lengthy battle with depression. The 39-year-old says that instead of buckling under the weight of responsibility the job has galvanised him in his battle...
Clarke's Quality Is Tipping Point in a Tight Battle
Byline: DARREN FAY Popular opinion within the Gaelic world, as at the start of the Championship, has Cork as favourites for tomorrow's showdown at Croke park. popular opinion is a dangerous thing, however, and in Martin Clarke, Down have one man...
Cole Call Kept Bent Believing
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG IT TOOK one goal for his country this month to lift an enormous weight f rom Darren Bent's shoulders - and one phone call from a Newcastle goalscoring icon to convince the Sunderland striker he can be an England regular. ...
Conmen Face Prison over [Pounds Sterling]250,000 'Sperm Scam'
Byline: Laura Topham TWO businessmen faced jail last night after being convicted of running an illegal fertility company that provided women with access to 'sperm for home insemination'. Nigel Woodforth, 43, and Ricky Gage, 49, made [pounds sterling]250,000...
Critics' Choice
BEST SCIENCE Stephen Hawking's Universe, 8pm, Ch4 THREE-part series in which, with the help of computer-generated effects, Prof Stephen Hawking takes us on a tour of the universe. In the first episode, he asks the age-old question -- do aliens exist?...
Critics' Choice
BEST COMEDY Mattie, 7.30pm, RTE One MATTIE gets set up on a blind date in this week's episode, and to make matters worse, it's his mother who's playing Cupid. However, he's got more important things to worry about, as his romantic dalliance is distracting...
Cup Glory Wasted on Brennan's Mons
Byline: GARETH MAHER IT MAY be the biggest game of his career so far but Monaghan United's Sean Brennan has labelled tonight's FAI Ford Cup quarter-final as an 'unwelcome distraction'. It is not that the 22-year-old winger, whose brothers Killian...
Cured Bacon, Creamy Mash and Crisp Cabbage. Wolfe's Has Proper Irish Food, and It's Adorable
Byline: TOM DOORLEY Eats and drinks tom.doorley@dailymail.ie WOLFE'S BISTRO 153 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Phone: 01 874 9570, www.wolfes.ie THERE used to be a restaurant in Dublin, just off Dame Street, called the Connaught. It was in no danger...
Dalglish: Liverpool Title Famine Unthinkable
Byline: BY JOHN EDWARDS KENNY Dalglish reflected on Liverpool's title drought yesterday and claimed anyone predicting it two decades ago would have been 'sectioned'. Liverpool have not ruled the roost since 1990, when Dalglish managed them to the...
Dark Days, Bright Nights; Nothing Beats the Awe and Drama of Iceland's Northern Lights
Byline: by Chris Leadbeater THE mercury has burrowed to way below zero. The cold is gnawing my hands through my gloves. And the wind is roaring at Mount Skalafell, outraged that anyone should take to its 1,800ft summit in such weather. As if to...
Dash for Dublin - at the Double! Hit These Dizzy City Streets for Live Music, Tall Stories and the Wildest of Nights
Byline: by Nicholas Roe MIDNIGHT in dublin's infamously boozy temple B a r area, and the secret of the city is about to be revealed. in one glance, i can see a man vomiting against a wall, a hen party (oblivious to the chill in the air) sauntering...
Daylight Rapist Jailed for 'Nightmare' Attack
Byline: Hilary Duncanson A RAPIST who subjected a teenager to a 'nightmare' ordeal on a town centre footpath in broad daylight was yesterday jailed for more than five years. Andrew Hamilton targeted the 18-year-old as she emerged from an underpass...
Designs of the Times; Interiors
Byline: CLARE NOLAN SPACE AGE WHY We're harking after a simpler age, a time when the only thing we worried about was whether our twin set matched our bou ant 'do, and if Link Larkin would ask us to the prom... Or at any rate, a time when the future...
Don't Feel Guilty, Find Happiness
dear bel I aM in a difficult situation, partly beyond my control and partly of my own making. I am 64 with two daughters and three grand-daughters. I married my wife 42 years ago, but shortly before our ruby anniversary I noticed subtle changes...
Douglas Clan Rally around Cancer-Hit Michael
Byline: Mail Foreign Service WHEN faced with a family crisis, Kirk and Anne Douglas are not letting their advanced years stop them helping out. Their faces lined with age and, understandably, worry, they have crossed America to support Kirk's...
DOWN MEMORY LANE; This Weekend in GAA Championship History
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD'S CLUBHOUSE 2001 Galway marked the advent of the qualifiers by coming through the back door to win the All-Ireland, hammering meath by 0-17 to 0-8. The Royal County were odds-on to win after their demolition job on Kerry...
Dressing Down for Cable on Migrants; Minister Accused of Fuelling a LibDem Rebellion
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent DAVID Cameron has slapped down his errant Business Secretary Vince Cable after he reopened the Cabinet rift over immigration. The dressing down came after Mr Cable, a senior Liberal Democrat, described...
DRINK AND ME; in an Extraordinary and Intimate Portrait of Brian Cowen - Based on Many Long Hours of Interviews at the Taoiseach's Home - Irish Daily Mail Writer Jason O'Toole Evokes the Man Behind This Week's Controversy. A Man Who Rarely Drinks at Home, Who Frets about His Looks, and Who Feels the Shadow of His Father's Early Death Weighing Him Down
Byline: EXCLUSIVE Jason O'Toole AUTHOR OF BRIAN COWEN THE PATH TO POWER TAOISEACH,' I politely began, while we waited for the kettle to boil, as he buttered crackers and sliced big chunks of cheddar for both of us to munch on, 'do you know that...
Drugs Killed Murder Suspect as He Lay in a Garda Cell, Says Jury
Byline: Darragh Murphy AN INQUEST jury has ruled that a suspected killer found dead in a garda cell died from intoxication with the heroin substitute methadone. Last night the family of Dwayne Foster - who was found unresponsive in custody while...
Drunk School Bus Driver Sliced off Roof in Smash
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter A school bus driver who sliced off the roof of his double-decker as he tried to squeeze under a railway bridge while drunk has narrowly avoided going to jail. Gurdeep singh sagoo was three times over the drink-drive...
Edinburgh Misfire Once Again
Byline: SEAN VINCENT Ulster 29 Edinburgh 21 EDINBURGH'S wretched start to their Magners League campaign continued last night as they were outpowered at Ravenhill. They produced some sparkling rugby at times - but couldn't maintain the tempo....
Entertainingat Home
Byline: Rachel Allen Introducing her new book exclusively to YOU BALLYCOTTON PRAWN SOUP WITH ROUILLE AND TOASTS SERVES 4 - 6 This is a heavenly and quite rich soup that is great to serve as a starter for a dinner party. The sweetness of the...
EOIN'S DRIVE IS STEERING CORK; Dual Player Proving He Can Handle Big Occasion
Byline: SHANE McGRATH IT IS Pairc Ui Chaoimh, it is mid-June, and it is time for Cork football to roar. Extra-time is about to begin in their replayed Munster Championship semi-final with Kerry. The Rebels had frittered away a lead a week earlier...
Evergreen Jackie Is Hoping for Shoots of Recovery at Thistle
Byline: by BARRY GRAHAM FOR a 36-year-old who has graced both a World Cup and a major European final, you might have expected breaking a leg on an inhospitable night at Somerset Park to have been the signal to call it quits. The easy option for...
Every Second, Every Day. It Was Worth It; This Week an Inquest Ruled That Five-Yearold Elaine Barrett's Brain Damage Was Caused by an 'Accidental' Overdose of Magnesium. Now Her Distraught Parents Tell the Unbearably Moving Story of Caring for Their Beloved Daughter - and of Their Anger That Still No One Will Accept the Blame
Byline: by Brian Carroll WHEN they brought their daughter Lorna to her first day at school this September, Frank and Eileen Barrett couldn't help but regret what might have been. As they escorted Lorna through the at Briarhill in Castlegar, Co....
FADDY OUT; Tartan Army Idol Floored by Cruciate Knee Injury; Levein Rues Faddy Loss
Byline: MARK WILSON SCOTLAND boss Craig Levein last night offered his heartfelt sympathy to James McFadden after the Tartan Army hero fell victim to a devastating cruciate-ligament injury. A statement from Birmingham City confirmed McFadden would...
Fancy Something Stronger, Taoiseach?
Byline: Mail Political Staff OUR thirsty Taoiseach yesterday took a swig from the mineral water in front of him at an event in his constituency and one wonders would he have preferred something stronger. Only time will tell if Brian Cowen has...
Father Faces Charge That He Stabbed His Son to Death
Byline: Sean Kane A MAN has appeared in court accused of murdering his only son, with police claiming a footprint linked him to the scene. Kevin Fletcher, 32, was found stabbed to death at his flat in Armagh on September 3. His father Kevin Patrick...
Father of Rooney Escort Girl Has Heart Attack
Byline: Sara Nathan Showbusiness Editor THE father of the Scots prostitute at the centre of the Wayne Rooney sex scandal has suffered a heart attack - just days after making a public apology to Coleen Rooney and her family. Oil company engineer...
Fergie Puts Roy on Red Alert
Byline: CHRIS WHEELER SIR Alex Ferguson put aside his friendship with Roy Hodgson last night and warned that Manchester United's bitter rivalry with Liverpool remains as intense as ever. The United manager set the stage for tomorrow's Old Trafford...
Fergie's RED MIST; THE TRUTH BEHIND THAT LONG-RUNNING RIVALRY WITH LIVERPOOL; Perch. Once It Was a Gentle Little Word for a Bird's Resting Place or the Name of a Fish. Here's How It Turned into the Rallying Cry For
Byline: by MICHAEL WALKER 'My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.' PERCH. Once upon a time this was a gentle little word,...
Fergie's RED MIST; THE TRUTH BEHIND THATLONG-RUNNING RIVALRY WITH LIVERPOOL; Perch. Once It Was a Gentle Little Word for a Bird's Resting Place or the Name of a Fish. Here's How It Turned into the Rallying Cry For
Byline: by MICHAEL WALKER 'My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.' PERCH. Once upon a time this was a gentle little word,...
Fertility Conmen's [Pounds Sterling]250,000 Net Scam; 'Sperm Brokers' Facing Jail
Byline: Laura Topham TWO businessmen faced jail last night after being convicted of running an illegal fertility company that provided women with access to 'sperm for home insemination'. Nigel Woodforth, 43, and Ricky Gage, 49, made [pounds sterling]250,000...
Five-Fold Surge in Unpaid Fines under the SNP
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter THOUSANDS of criminals are being spared jail despite refusing to pay court fines in the latest damning indictment of Scotland's 'soft touch' justice system. New figures have revealed the number...
Forgotten Child Now Ready to Leap Back into Delhi Spotlight
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN IN Delhi, there will be no hiding place. Every success will be glorified, every failure picked apart. It simply won't be possible for Eilidh Child to melt into the shadows. The 400 metres hurdler's failure to shine at...
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Free RTE Website Is 'Unfair Competition'
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor NATIONAL newspaper bosses have accused RTE of unfair competition over its website. RTE, which is majority funded by the [euro]160-ahousehold licence fee, spends money on a free-to-use website that...
Fresh Fix Claims as Pakistan Grab Win
Byline: by PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent PAKiSTAN won the third NatWest oneday international last night thanks to an inspired spell of reverse swing bowling from Umar Gul but were then plunged into a new crisis when it emerged that their victory...
FRIDAY; Your Movie Planner
Mr Hobbs Takes A Vacation (1962) U 12.10PM, CH4 *** Endearingly lightweight 1960s whimsy that does exactly what is says on the tin. Steve Martin would undoubtedly take the lead now, but here, Jimmy Stewart is the put-upon Mr H, taking his extended...
Gatland: James Is off the Hook
Byline: CHRIS FOY WALES coach Warren Gatland has denied he exercises a firm selection policy against players based outside the Principality and insisted he would not discourage James Hook (right) from moving to a French club. Since New Zealander...
GCSE Sex Test. at 11; Pupils Taught How to Get Contraception without the Consent of Their Parents
Byline: Laura Clark, Education Correspondent CHILDREN as young as 11 will earn a qualification in 'sex' worth a quarter of a GSCE for answering questions about putting on condoms and obtaining the morning-after pill. Pupils will be required to...
Germany Will Kick out Gipsies Too, Says Sarko; but Berlin Denies Planning French-Style Expulsions
Byline: From Allan Hall in Berlin AN extraordinary rift has opened up between France and Germany over gipsy deportations. Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed Angela Merkel is poised to begin the same kind of clear-out of gipsies in Germany he has been...
GHOUL Britannia; Things That Go Bump in the Night Have Always Fascinated Us Brits. in His Spooky New Book, Peter Ackroyd Goes in Search of Them
The setting was ordinary enough - a council house in an unremarkable suburban street in Enfield, north London. But the events that unfolded one summer in the home of Mrs Peggy Harper and her four children were, some would say, almost beyond belief....
Gipsies Told to Move on. but Camp Only a Mile Away
Byline: Kris Gilmartin A 200-strong group of gipsies were moved on by police - only to set up camp less than a mile away. More than 50 caravans were forced to leave two sites in Aberdeen after furious residents demanded police remove the 'intimidating'...
Give Referees a Voice on Their Own Future
Byline: Shane McGrath UNTIL referees are given a voice, we are condemned to a circle of argument about the standards of match officials that will never be broken. Someone resurrected an old notion during the week, perhaps in jest, and suggested...
GIVE YOURSELF A MAD MEN MAKEOVER; Love the Show? Then Why Not Turn Heads with a Bit of Madison Avenue Glamour
Byline: Claire Coleman Betty, Joan and Peggy might sound like your grandmother's best friends from down the bingo but, as anyone with their finger on the cultural pulse knows, they are actually bywords for this season's sartorial style. As the lead...
Goldie's Hawk to Land an Ayr Raid
Byline: by SAM TURNER Robin Goodfellow SCOTTISH trainers have found the Ayr Gold Cup tough to win in recent decades but HAWKEYETHENOO (Ayr, nap, 3.20) can end the hoodoo this afternoon. Roman Warrior's victory in the mid-1970s was the last time...
Goldie's Hawk to Land Ayr Raid
Byline: by SAM TURNER Robin Goodfellow SCOTTISH trainers have found the Ayr Gold Cup tough to win in recent decades but HAWKEYETHENOO (Ayr, nap, 3.20) can end the hoodoo this afternoon. Roman Warrior's victory in the mid 1970s was the last time...
Goldie's Hawk tolandAyrraid; by SAM TURNER
Byline: Robin Goodfellow SCOTTISH trainers have found the Ayr Gold Cup tough to win in recent decades but HAWKEYETHENOO (Ayr, nap, 3.20) can end the hoodoo this afternoon. Roman Warrior's victory in the mid 1970s was the last time a speedster...
Good Morning VIETNAM; Staring Down the Barrel of a Part-Time Profession, Winters Has Discovered Fame and Fortune in Asia
Byline: by STEPHEN McGOWAN THE departure of David Winters for Vietnam prompted a common reaction. Earning [pounds sterling]250 a week at Second Division Dumbarton, the striker's outlook had been bleak. A Cook's tour of the First and Second divisions...
Grant Hit by Dyer Storm; Kieron Misses Stoke Clash after Row
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent THE crisis at West Ham deepened last night after it emerged that Kieron Dyer did not travel to Stoke for today's Barclays Premier League clash after a row with boss Avram Grant. Sportsmail...
Gripping Chapters on Great Gilzean
DiMitar BerBatov ... now where have we seen his likes before? over to some Spurs luminaries of yore who reckon the club's former striker, now of Manchester United, is a ringer for their old team-mate, the great alan Gilzean. alan Mullery, a tottenham...
Gripping Chapters on Great Gilzean
Byline: Scott on Saturday DIMITAR BERBATOV ... now where have we seen his likes before? Over to some Spurs luminaries of yore who reckon the club's former striker, now of Manchester United, is a ringer for their old team-mate, the great Alan Gilzean....
Gul deliverS Huge Boost for Pakistan
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN PAKISTAN, who won a Test at the Brit Oval before their tour was plunged into turmoil by allegations of corruption, kept the one-day series alive last night by emerging victorious at the same ground thanks to an inspired spell...
Gypsies Continue Autumn Revival
Byline: RUAIDHRI O'CONNOR reports from Dalymount Park Bohemians 3 Bray Wanderers 0 THEIR mid-season crisis now seems a distant memory as Bohemians continued their recent good run of form to ease their way into the FAI Ford Cup semi-finals....
Have a Hair-Raising Half-Term Holiday! Family Breaks with a Large Dose of Adventure Thrown In
Byline: Alison Tyler FOLLOW IN TINTIN'S FOOTSTEPS On The Go tours has launched a range of adventures inspired by comic book hero, Tintin. A Very Indian Adventure brings the illustrated books to life - you can trek through the jungle on elephants,...
HIGGINS HAUNTED BY MATCH-FIXING ACCUSATION; Snooker
Byline: SEAN VINCENT JoHn Higgins has admitted the legacy of match-fixing allegations will be with him for the rest of his career. And the scot said he expects his comeback to snooker to be 'tough' when he returns from a six-month ban for bringing...
Home Truths
Byline: Lindsay Nicholson I was out for a run the other day. Well, more of a jog. OK, a brisk walk, but with a definite spring to my step. Anyway, I saw a sign in the village that read, 'Join our Happy Circle. Try chair yoga and chat with friends...
Horoscopes
Byline: SALLY BROMPTON vIRgO 24 Aug-23 Sept It is said that you can't run away from your troubles, but why should you want to when they are so easy to deal with? A major conjunction between Jupiter, planet of enlightenment, and Uranus, planet of...
How a Mini-Dose of Prozac May End the Misery of PMT
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter TINY amounts of Prozac could end the monthly misery of PMT for millions of women - and their partners, scientists believe. In studies, the 'happy pills' banished the mood swings, bloating, lethargy and pain...