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Articles from April 22, 2011

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5,500 on Mixed-Sex Wards in One Month
Byline: Health Reporter ALMOST half of hospitals are still treating patients in mixed sex wards. In the last month alone, nearly 5,500 people shared accommodation with the opposite sex with nothing more than a curtain separating beds. The...
870 Staff, a [Pounds Sterling]140m Budget and a Blair Crony Boss on [Pounds Sterling]380,000 a Year
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter LAST summer, after talking at great length at a broadcasting event about the need for transparency and accountability, Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards was asked how much he was paid. He claimed not to remember. Fortunately,...
A Charmer Too Good to Be True; POPULAR FICTION
Byline: WENDY HOLDEN WHAT WOMEN WANT BY FANNY BLAKE (Blue Door [pounds sterling]7.99 ( [pounds sterling]7.49) ISN'T IT awful when a much-loved friend takes up with a bloke you really don't like? All that conniving to meet her alone and...
Adding Spice to the West End
GIRL POWER ratcheted up to the power of three, as top director Marianne Elliott joined Judy Craymer and Jennifer Saunders in efforts to bring a musical featuring the hits of the Spice Girls to the West End. Marianne, who co-directed the National...
A Domestic Role for Andrew?
Byline: Richard Kay PRINCE Andrew may stand aside as Britain's overseas trade ambassador under secret plans put forward by advisers to draw a line under the multiple scandals that have battered his image. Despite the support of some of the country's...
A Fleet of Foxes with Killer Animal Instinct
Byline: by Adrian Thrills Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (Bella Union) Verdict: Animal magic ***** Gorillaz: The Fall (Parlophone) Verdict: Quirky sidestep *** WHEN Fleet Foxes released their first album three years ago, they were making...
A Greed Fest for Gamblers, Not Workers
Byline: Joe Higgins ANOTHER VOICE THE long upswing in the property market, accompanied by relentless media attention, eroded the risk awareness both of banks and their customers in Ireland.' So says the Report Of The Commission Of Investigation...
Aintree. Fall Victim Toole 'Could Wake at Any Time'
Byline: NICK ROBSON PETER TOOLE has left intensive care as he continues to recover from his fall at Aintree on Grand National day. The 22-year-old Meath-born jockey suffered bleeding on the right side of his brain when Classic Fly fell at the first...
Alert on Cancer Chemical Found in Thousands of Processed Foods
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter A CHEMICAL which causes cancer has been found in a huge range of foods including bread, crisps and baby food. Researchers have identified high levels of the substance, acrylamide, in thousands of cooked...
Allen Enjoys an Alex Moment; Troubled Star Wins as Daughter Looks On
Byline: IVAN SPECK IT WAS the replica image of a bygone age. An impossibly talented yet troubled Northern Irishman triumphing at the Crucible and joyously holding his young daughter Lauren in his arms in celebration. For Alex Higgins in 1982,...
Allen Enjoys His Higgins Moment; It's like '82 as Dad Hugs Lauren
Byline: by IVAN SPECK IT WAS the replica image of a bygone age. An impossibly talented yet troubled Northern Irishman triumphing at the Crucible and joyously holding his young daughter Lauren in his arms in celebration. For Alex Higgins in 1982,...
A Million Viewers in Tears; RTE's Tribute to Michaela Draws Record Audience
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne MICHAELA HARTE'S death struck such a chord with the public that a TV tribute to the late teacher attracted almost a million viewers. RTE One's Michaela: Finding Peace, which was aired on Wednesday night, proved a moving...
AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS... Export Bonanza Means Our Trade Surplus Is the Same as Germany's; 'Ireland Is Now More Attractive Than Ever to Multinational Firms'
Byline: Sandra Murphy IRELAND'S exports have surged to a record high of more than [euro]8.1billion, bringing rare and welcome good news as the country settles in for the Easter break. The remarkable figure has fuelled hopes of an export-led recovery...
Appeals Available If Ibrox Club Lose
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS will have two avenues of appeal if their fans are found guilty of sectarian chanting by UEFA next week, Sportsmail can reveal. And these could help the Ibrox club minimise any punishment -- including threats of a...
ARE YOU SEEING THE DENTIST TOO OFTEN? Needless Check-Ups. Pointless - and Risky - X-Rays. Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off?
Byline: by John Naish LAST year, with great reluctance, I was forced to register with a new dentist after a filling fell out and it became difficult to chew. My previous dentist had been pressuring me into having costly treatments that served...
Argyle Players Reject Wages to Help Club Staff
Byline: IVAN SPECK WHEN you have not been paid for four months it is just as well to have a sense of perspective and responsibility. Plymouth Argyle's senior players, led by captain Carl Fletcher, are going into a crucial weekend in their bid to...
Arsene Must Stay. but Players Need Moving on! INSIGHT
Byline: MARTIN KEOWN THERE is no way Arsene Wenger should leave Arsenal. he has dedicated so much of his life to the club and I'm confident he will win more trophies. But to do that he must get the right mix of players because, as good as many...
Bank Lending to Firms in Biggest Fall since Crunch
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent BANK lending to small businesses is plunging at its fastest rate since the financial crisis began, figures revealed yesterday. A highly critical report from the Bank of England said the nightmare facing...
BE SWAYED BY SWEDEN; from Rustic Cabins to Stylish City Apartments, There Are Lots of Reasons to Love Scandinavia, Says Fred Redwood
Byline: Fred Redwood WHY do so few British people buy property in Sweden? The country has beautiful lakes and islands, plus superb ski slopes and it's only a two-hour flight away from Britain. Melanie Jamison, 30, thinks we're missing out. 'The...
Between the Rock and a Hard Case
Byline: JAMES O'BRIEN Fast & Furious 5 (12A) Verdict: Muscle-bound *** TT3D: Closer To The Edge (15A) Verdict: Get on your bike and see it **** OBVIOUSLY, i would not dream of saying so to his face, but i suspect the reason for Dwayne...
Beware the Slimy Banks of Loch Lomond
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes AS a scorching bank holiday weekend approaches, Scots everywhere will be flocking to the country's picturesque lochs. But visitors to one of Scotland's most iconic beauty spots have been put on high alert after an invasion...
Bid Talk Turns Focus on Micro; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster CASH-rich private equity players are said to be taking a close look at Micro Focus. Shares of the ailing legacy software specialist jumped a further 11.6p to 338p and have bounced back strongly from the 52-week low of...
Binge Shame of UK Teen Girls; They're Drinking Twice as Much as Those in the Rest of the Developed World
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor GIRLS in Britain are the worst teenage binge drinkers in the Western world, a report shows. Half of 15-year-old girls have been drunk at least twice, nearly double the average proportion in other developed...
Birthday? One Has an Important Date at the Abbey; HOW I SEE IT
Byline: by Robert Hardman AN ancient ritual steeped in Biblical symbolism was probably not the moment for a chorus of Happy Birthday To You. Instead, it was a soaring chorus of Handel's sublime Zadok The Priest which serenaded the longest-lived...
Bir Thday? One Has an Important Date at the Abbey; HOW I SEE IT
Byline: by Robert Hardman AN ancient ritual steeped in Biblical symbolism was probably not the moment for a chorus of Happy Birthday To You. Instead, it was a soaring chorus of Handel's sublime Zadok The Priest which serenaded the longest-lived...
Blackrock Model Plays McQueen's Leading Lady; Talk OF THE Town
Byline: EDITED BY HANNAH-LOUISE DUNNE ALEXANDER Mc-QUEEN is the hottest name to drop in fashion circles right now, with one of the label's former designers, Sophie Cranston, tipped to be the creative force behind Kate Middleton's wedding dress....
BLUE MURDER IN THE EAST; Norwich Go Second with Old Farm Rout
Byline: by LAURA WILLIAMSON Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5 NORWICH took a giant set towards automatic promotion to the Barclays Premier League with victory in the 'Old Farm' derby. East Anglian bragging rights belong to Norfolk as Paul Lambert's...
BLUE MURDER IN THE EAST; Npower League Special; Norwich Go Second with Old Farm Rout
Byline: by LAURA WILLIAMSON Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5 NORWICH took a giant set towards automatic promotion to the Barclays Premier League with victory in the 'Old Farm' derby. East Anglian bragging rights belong to Norfolk as Paul Lambert's...
BOBBY'S BABES; David Tennant on His Gripping New Drama about Bobby Charlton's Fight to Rebuild a Team of Heroes from the Ashes
Byline: by Nicole Lampert WHEN British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt at take-off in the snow at Munich on February 6, 1958, it took the lives of eight of Manchester United's footballing stars. Two more were so badly injured...
Boom Times Are Back; Aberdeenshire Homes Are Selling like Hotcakes Again as Oil Workers Snap Up Top Properties by Jenny Shields
Byline: by Jenny Shields IT consistently tops quality-oflife surveys thanks to its strong economy, good schools, low crime rate and beautiful countryside - and these factors are ensuring the Aberdeenshire housing market is bucking the national trend....
BP Marks Anniversary of Gulf Tragedy with Lawsuits
Byline: Ruth Sunderland BP has marked the first anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers by unleashing a flurry of multi-billion pound lawsuits against three American contractors...
Bray W V Galway U
Byline: Compiled by GARETH MAHER Tonight, Carlisle Grounds, KO 7.45 TEAM NEWS: Stephen Brennan (calf) and Gary Shaw (foot) are out for Bray, who are unsure over Shane O'Neill. For Galway, Shaun Maher (suspended) and Gary Curran (broken metatarsal)...
Buderus Seals a Rhinos Recovery; Rugby League
Byline: NEIL BARRACLOUGH Bradford 22pts Leeds 30pts UNDER-FIRE Rhinos boss Brian McDermott bizarrely looked on from the bottom of a floodlight as Leeds battled to relieve some of the pressure on the former Bradford prop. McDermott lived...
...But There's Good News for Osborne
Byline: Simon Dukes City Correspondent ChaNCellor George osborne received an unexpected boost yesterday as retail sales bounced back, car production surged and government borrowing fell by nearly [pounds sterling]5billion. High Street sales rose...
...But There's Good News for Osborne
Byline: Simon Duke City Correspondent CHANCELLOR George osborne received an unexpected boost yesterday as retail sales bounced back, car production surged and government borrowing fell by nearly [pounds sterling]5billion. High Street sales rose...
Cameron's Fears over Judges 'Who Make Privacy Law'; PM Issues Warning about Gagging Orders
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor DAVID Cameron yesterday attacked judges for using European human rights laws to usher in a privacy law by the back door. The Prime Minister said he was 'uneasy' about the way the courts are issuing...
Cameron: This Time I Will Veto EU Rise That Costs [Pounds Sterling]400 a Family
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent DAVID Cameron last night vowed that Brussels would be 'stopped' from imposing an enormous increase to the EU budget that will leave families with an astonishing [pounds sterling]400 bill. The Prime...
Can't Remember a Name? Maybe It's Time to Engage in a Mind Spring-Clean
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent STRUGGLING to remember names and numbers is often dismissed as the inevitable effects of ageing. Scientists, however, say that the problem is down to knowing too much. And the solution is easy - to declutter...
Carling Goes Flat as Welsh Stay at Home; It's Built but They're Not Coming: Fans Have Been Slow to Buy Aviva Stadium Tickets for the Carling Nations Cup SPORTSFILE
Byline: PHILIP QUINN A WEEK after the Europa League final, Dublin's Aviva Stadium will be a ghost venue for the clash of Wales and Scotland in the Carling Nations Cup. With Welsh fans boycotting the May 25 fixture in protest at ticket prices...
Caught between the Rock and a Hard Case
Byline: J.O Fast & Furious 5 (12A) Verdict: Muscle-bound fun *** TT3D: Closer To The Edge (15) Verdict: Get on your bike and see it **** OBVIOuSlY, I would not dream of saying so to his face, but I suspect the reason for Dwayne 'The...
Cave Wary of Connacht Threat
Byline: CIARAN DONAGHY ULSTER still have their Magners League play-off destiny in their own hands, despite last week's defeat to Leinster at the RDS. Ten points from the remaining two games will be enough to secure a top-four spot for Brian McLaughlin's...
Chef Nick Nairn Stirs Up Row over Children; but He Banned Them from His Posh Restaurant
Byline: Gavin Madeley CELEBRITY Scots chef Nick Nairn was upset when he was refused entry to two upmarket restaurants in a seaside resort - because his children were with him. So he complained to the local newspaper, claiming Scotland's image...
Classic Crime
Byline: BARRY TURNER TRAGEDY AT LAW BY CYRIL HARE (Faber [pounds sterling]7.99) THOUGH Francis Pettigrew never made it even halfway to the top as a criminal lawyer, he knows more than enough about the criminal mind to succeed as an amateur...
Colour-Changing Packaging 'Could End Food Poisoning'
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter FOOD poisoning could become a thing of the past thanks to a revolutionary packaging which changes colour to show when fresh produce has gone off. Scientists have invented a sensor film which changes from yellow to...
County in SFL Blast as Replay Is Ordered
Byline: ALASDAIR FRASER ROSS COUNTY were furious last night after the Scottish Football League ordered them to replay the twice abandoned league match against Queen of the South. The First Division clash at Palmerston on Tuesday night fell victim...
Crazy Spice
Byline: JENNY FRANKFURT THE phone rang just as I was dashing out for a drinks party hosted by actor Will Smith. 'My leg hurts,' Geri wailed down the line. It was 2am in London and I was 9,500km away in LA. What I wanted to say was: 'What the...
Critics' Choice
EASTER The Story Of Jesus, 10am, BBC1 THOUGHT provoking two-part programme, concluding on Easter Sunday, in which nine biblical experts offer their analyses on the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus, in light of the latest archaeological and...
Critics' Choice
EASTER The Story Of Jesus, 10am, BBC1 THOUGHT-PROVOKING two-parter, concluding on Easter Sunday, in which nine biblical experts offer their analyses of the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus, in light of the latest archaeological and theological...
Dr McCarthy's Plan to Sell off Our Trees Is Not Just Economic Madness - We Would Be Losing Our Soul Too
Byline: PAUL DRURY TREES ARE things of beauty at any time of the year. In deepest winter, when their bare, brooding skeletons provide the perfect counterpoint to freshly fallen snow. In autumn, when their fading foliage lights up the countryside...
Drunken Scandals a Stain on the Game; WORLD OF RUGBY SPECIAL
Byline: CHRIS FOY YESTERDAY'S announcement by Wasps that they have lifted Tim Payne's suspension following an investigation into events at a West London pub is welcome news for the player but not enough for the sport. Rugby is in the grip of...
Drunken Scandals Sullying the Game
Byline: CHRIS FOY YESTERDAY'S announcement by Wasps that they have lifted Tim Payne's suspension following an investigation into events at a west London pub is welcome news for the player but not enough for the sport. Rugby is in a morality tailspin...
Duke's Model Wife Dies at 81; Scots Island Beauty Joined Royal Set
Byline: Sarah Bruce SHE was the fashion model from the Western Isles who caught the eye of one of Princess Margaret's 'set' - and became a duchess. Jane McNeill was working for the Queen's own designer when she met the then Earl of Dalkeith....
Empty Life and Living Death of the Queen Who Never Was; BOOK OF THE WEEK
Byline: Peter Lewis BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THE TRAGIC, UNTOLD STORY OF THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR BY HUGO VICKERS (Hutchinson [pounds sterling]25 ( [pounds sterling]18) WALLIS SIMPSON was probably the most disliked woman of her time -- and possibly...
EU's Budget Rise 'Will Not Happen'; Cameron Vow to Veto [Pounds Sterling]400-per-Family Increase
Byline: Daniel Martin Political Correspondent DAVID CAMERON last night vowed that Brussels would be 'stopped' from imposing an enormous increase to the EU budget that will leave families with an astonishing [pounds sterling]400 bill. The Prime...
EXIT HOULLIER? Villa Boss to Miss Run-In after Chest Pain Drama
Byline: by NEIL MOXLEY GERARD HOULLIER will not be seen on the touchline again this season after the Aston Villa manager was admitted to hospital suffering from chest pains on Wednesday night. Medics were running tests on the 63-year-old last...
Experts Shed New Light on Dementia
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes SCOTS scientists have made a breakthrough that could lead to the development of vital new drugs for patients suffering from dementia. Researchers have developed a revolutionary technique to spot the earliest signs of...
F1 Teams Hold Key to Murdoch Bid
Byline: Christian Sylt RUPERT Murdoch's News Corp and Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, would have to win agreement from each of Formula One's 12 teams to get a green light for a planned takeover of the sport's rights holder, according to documents...
Facebook Boasts Snare [Pounds Sterling]150,000 Library Vandal
Byline: Luke Salkeld A TEENAGE vandal who flooded his local library causing [pounds sterling]150,000 of damage has been caught out - after admitting he did it on Facebook. The 16-year-old had initially denied committing the act, which left the library...
Failed Bomb Attempt at Wellington Monument
Byline: Ali Bracken Crime Correspondent A MONUMENT dedicated to Britain's first Duke of Wellington was targeted in a failed bomb attempt yesterday. Gardai believe a local man planted an improvised explosive device at the Wellington monument in...
Families Fear Losing Homes If Rates Go Up
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter TENS of thousands of families are in such dire financial straits they could be forced to move home if the Bank of England increases interest rates, say researchers. Housing charity Shelter Scotland...
Families Fear Losing Homes If Rates Go Up by Just 0.5%; 275,000 Households on a Knife-Edge
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter TENS of thousands of families are in such dire financial straits they could be forced to move home if the Bank of England increases interest rates, say researchers. Housing charity Shelter Scotland...
Family of 12 Asylum Seekers Land in UK - and Are Handed a [Pounds Sterling]6,000 a Month Home Paid for by You
Byline: Sam Greenhill A FAMILY of 12 asylumseekers is being put up in a vast house costing taxpayers nearly [pounds sterling]1,500 a week, it has emerged. The Ethiopian couple and their ten children are receiving a staggering [pounds sterling]1,460...
Family of 12 Asylum Seekers Land in UK - and Are Handed a [Pounds Sterling]6,000-a-Month Home Paid for by You
Byline: Sam Greenhill A FAMILY of 12 asylum-seekers is being put up in a vast house costing taxpayers nearly [pounds sterling]1,500 a week, it has emerged. The Ethiopian couple and their ten children are receiving a staggering [pounds sterling]1,460...
Fastest Green Man for TDs; We Ordinary Mortals Must Wait for What Can Seem like Hours to Cross the Road - but at This Kildare Street Crossing, Politicians Stop for Little More Than FOUR Seconds
Byline: Sandra Mallon TO WEARY pedestrians, it can sometimes seem like Dublin's pelican crossings have the magical power to make time stand still. Commuters running late on their way to the office, shoppers weighed down with bags and mothers...
FEARS AS CANCER CHEMICAL IS FOUND IN FOOD; Ingredient in Thousands of Everyday Products
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter A CHEMICAL which causes cancer has been found in a huge range of foods including bread, crisps and baby food. Scientists have identified high levels in thousands of cooked and processed products. The...
FEARS AS CANCER CHEMICAL IS FOUND IN FOOD; Ingredient in Thousands of Everyday Products; Risk in Crisps and Chips
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter A CHEMICAL which causes cancer has been found in a huge range of foods including bread, crisps and baby food. Scientists have identified high levels in thousands of cooked and processed products. The...
FEAST FOR EASTER; Add Pretty China and Vintage Cake Stands to Your Table for a Sumptuous Tea-Time Treat
Byline: LARA SARGENT ONE of the well-deserved highlights of Easter is the chance to lay the table for tea. While crammed schedules dominate our daily lives, Easter is the perfect time to relax with friends and family. It's also a chance to dust...
FERGIE WANTS TO SIGN [Pounds sterling]25M SNEIJDER
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON will try to exploit growing turmoil at Inter Milan by making a concerted attempt to sign Wesley Sneijder at the end of the season. Though a huge admirer of Tottenham's Luka Modric, the Manchester United...
FERGIE WANTS WESLEY; United Plan [Pounds Sterling]25m Raid on Inter; EXCLUSIVE; UNITED READY FOR RAID ON PORTO
Byline: by JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON will try and exploit growing turmoil at Inter Milan by launching a concerted attempt to sign Wesley Sneijder at the end of the season. Though a huge admirer of Tottenham's Luka Modric, the Manchester...
Fergie Wants Wesley; United Ready for Raid on Porto
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON will try to exploit growing turmoil at Inter Milan by making a concerted attempt to sign Wesley Sneijder at the end of the season. Though a huge admirer of Tottenham's Luka Modric, the Manchester...
Final Salute to the Hero Gurkha Who Saved Joanna Lumley's Father
Byline: Tamara Cohen A GURKHA hero who won the Victoria Cross for saving dozens of lives including Joanna Lumley's father's has died. Tul Bahadur Pun won the highest military award for bravery for singlehandedly charging a Japanese machine gun...
Fire in Tool Shed Sparks Rush-Hour Railway Chaos
Byline: Ben Archibald THOUSANDS of commuters faced rush-hour chaos yesterday - after an 8ft x 10ft tool shed caught fire. Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow were disrupted for almost two hours after a blaze broke out at about 5.15am...
Firms Hit by Biggest Fall in Lending since Crisis Began
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent BANK lending to small businesses is plunging at its fastest rate since the financial crisis began, official figures revealed yesterday. A highly critical report from the Bank of England said the nightmare...
GOD, HOW TRIVIAL! from Rubber Spears to the Ban on Jesus in the Canteen ... 30 Gospel Truths about Easter Films
Byline: DAVE KENNY IT is Easter weekend and we'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to TV, with a host of Jesus-related movies over the next few days. When it comes to film-making, religion is big business. So, for those of you who don't know...
God Save the Queen - and the Badgers! Brian May on Why His Love for Animals Means He and His Chum Prince Charles Will Never Quite See Eye to Eye
Byline: by Richard Barber BRIAN May will never forget playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. 'It was a question of facing down my fear,' he says now, 'not because I could have fallen...
God Save the Queen -- and the Badgers! Brian May on Why His Love for Animals Means He and His Chum Prince Charles Will Never Quite See Eye to Eye
Byline: by Richard Barber BRIAN May will never forget playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. 'It was a question of facing down my fear,' he says now, 'not because I could have fallen...
God Save the Queen - and the Badgers! Brian May Reveals Why His Love for Animals Means He and His Pal Prince Charles Will Never Quite See Eye to Eye
Byline: by Richard Barber BRIAN May will never forget playing the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace at the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. 'It was a question of facing down my fear,' he says now, 'not because I could have fallen...
Going, Gone. Again; A Second Auction with Twice the Number of Distressed Properties Planned after Last Week's Frenzy
Byline: Ian Carey IT WAS the firesale which saw investors splash out [euro]15million on some 80 homes, flats and business properties in a single day. And now there are plans to do it all again - only this time, bigger. Another distressed property...
HALLELUJAH! an Easter Victory as Christian Electrician Wins Battle to Display Cross in His Van
Byline: Nick Fagge CHRISTIAN electrician Colin Atkinson has won his fight to display a cross in his van following a nationwide outcry. The dramatic climbdown by Wakefield District Housing came after senior church figures were joined by Hindu,...
Hallelujah! Easter Victory as Christian Wins Battle to Have Cross in Work's Van
Byline: Nick Fagge CHRISTIAN electrician Colin Atkinson has won his fight to display a cross in his van following a nationwide outcry. The climbdown by Wakefield District Housing (WDH) came after senior church figures were joined by Hindu, Muslim...
Head Up North and You'll Discover You've Got Friends in High Places
Byline: by Philip Nolan Over the past four days, we've told you about the many attraction and festivals happening over the Easter and May bank holidays. Driving to them has never been simpler thanks to the fantastic free atlas the Irish Daily Mail...
HE'S TOPLEY CLASS; Teenager Reece Is a Chip off the Old Bowling Block
Byline: by PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent REECE TOPLEY will be in class next week preparing for his exams, like any other sixth former, and captaining the Royal Hospital School first XI. But before then there is the small matter of continuing...
Home Birth Law 'Will Turn Midwives into Criminals'
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor MATERNITY groups have pledged to fight a law 'all the way to the Seanad' that they claim forces women to give birth in hospitals. Home-birth groups, midwifery lecturers and student midwives protested outside...
Homes Fit for a King; Fancy Building Your Own Dream House? William and Kate Could Lead the Way
Byline: MARY WILSON THERE'S much fevered speculation surrounding Kate Middleton's wedding dress, but in the property world, everyone's talking about where the royal couple will call home. Word has it that when Prince William's posting at RAF...
How a Degree Can Cost You [Pounds Sterling]52,000
Byline: Kate Loveys STUDENTS face a [pounds sterling]50,000 bill for a three-year degree from next year because of increased tuition fees and the rising cost of living. Current undergraduates pay [pounds sterling]31,373 at an elite Russell Group...
Hysterical Mother Watched as Family's Bodies Were Pulled out of Reservoir
Byline: Claire Ellicott, Rebecca Evans, Nic North IT began like any family outing to the countryside to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery. It ended with a woman 'hysterical with grief' watching the bodies of her husband, mother and...
I Ain't Done Bad for a Fat Lad from the East End! Ray Winstone on His Journey from Cockney Wideboy to Hollywood Star
Byline: by Richard Barber ALREADY had it up to here with the Royal Wedding? Help is at hand. On the very day -- indeed, at the very time -- Kate Middleton is marrying into Britain's first family, you can escape the whole fandango by transporting...
I'm a [Pounds Sterling]100,000 Mail Winner!
Byline: Claire Ellicott HE WAS never the type to splurge and indulge in luxury holidays - and despite winning [pounds sterling]100,000 with the Daily Mail, Chris Begley is showing the same restraint now. The 42-year-old gardener plans to pay...
Incompetence in Three Hospitals Keeps over 500 of Our Children on Waiting Lists
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor MORE than 500 children are waiting up to two years for operations because of poor hospital management. The three children's hospitals in Dublin - Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght - are under-using theatre...
IN GOALS BANK THE; Jelavic Has the Fire and Finesse to Pay off for Rangers in a Big Way; It's a Compliment Being Compared to Bargain Bhoy Hooper, Says McAvennie; GOALS IN THE BANK
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN IN a team stocked with stand-ins and a squad with a definite feel of make-do-and-mend to it, he stands out as a rare example of unmistakable quality. Sure, he cost more than four or five of his team-mates' cumulative net...
I OWE IT TO THE FANS; Lennon 'Humbled' as Terror Alert Spreads to Rangers; LENNON HAILS FANS AS ALERT WIDENS
Byline: PETER JARDINE I OWE IT TO THE FANS Lennon 'humbled' as terror alert spreads to Rangers NEIL LENNON spoke last night for the first time since being sent letter bombs through the post -- describing the impassioned support of Celtic fans as...
Is McElroy THE NEW McIlroy? at 17 Dermot Is Blazing a Trail Just like His Hero Rory
Byline: BRIAN KEOGH FOR the first time since a precocious Rory McIlroy galloped to back-to-back West of Ireland victories in 2006, a teenager will tee it up at Rosses Point today with the weight of expectation on his young shoulders. Dermot McElroy,...
IT Is a Crucial Weekend [...]
Byline: LAURIE WHITWELL IT is a crucial weekend in the npower Championship, League One and League Two, with two of the final four games of the season taking place over Easter. Here, LAURIE WHITWELL looks at what is at stake this weekend, with...
It's the Season That Features Creatures; PETERBOROUGH
WE CAN but marvel at the seasons, How they come and go, The cold winter mornings, The dazzling white snow, The sparkle that was Christmas, A distant memory now past, The sudden glimpse of celandines Proclaiming spring at last. Slowly at first, but...
It Takes a Lot More Than Two to Tango! They've Both Fallen for Co-Stars. So Now That Ex-Lovers Vincent and Flavia Are on Tour, Are They Keeping Their Relationship Strictly Business?
Byline: by Lisa Sewards TO DANCE the tango well,' declares Vincent Simone with a flash of his dark eyes, 'you need to have loved and suffered.' His partner Flavia Cacace gives a sultry smile in agreement. 'It's all about passion, pain, jealousy...
Kello Is Backed after Incurring Romanov Wrath
Byline: by BRIAN MARJORIBANKS HEARTS manager Jim Jefferies insists goalkeeper Marian Kello still has a future at Tynecastle despite the Slovakia international apparently being frozen out by owner Vladimir Romanov. Jefferies confirmed that the 28-year-old...
League Title Can Warm Up His Year but Pat's Eyes on Summer
Byline: by SHANE McGRATH PAT GILROY understands why people think his Dublin team must win the league final on Sunday. He would like to see them win, too, but not because it is the league final. He wants his team to triumph because that's just what...
LEE IS LETTING No1 LOOK AFTER ITSELF
Byline: BRYAN CAMERON LEE WESTWOOD made a solid start to his quest to regain the world No 1 ranking with a four-under-par 68 in round one of the Indonesian Masters at Royal Jakarta. The Englishman trails playing partner Siddikur by two shots...
Lighten the Load, Arsene, and Do It Quick; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: DAMIEN RICHARDSON IN THE shark-infested world of professional football management, experience is all. Among the wisdom it brings is the acceptance that one man cannot do everything.Consequently the ability to delegate becomes vital to good...
Literary Fiction
Byline: by Harry ritcHie BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP By S.J. Watson (Doubleday [pounds sterling]12.99 [pounds sterling]12.49) EVERY MORNING, Christine wakes up to find herself in bed with a strange man. And every morning, before she tiptoes away from...