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Articles from February 12, 2011

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1 in 3 Girl Offenders Are Thugs; Violence Is the Most Common First-Time Crime for Under-17s
Byline: Sarah Harris 'THE escalating level of thuggery perpetrated by girls has been revealed in a deeply disturbing report. It found that violent attacks are now the most common first-time crime for females under 17 - and these offenders make...
1 in 3 Girl of Fenders Is a Thug; Violence Is the Most Common First-Time Crime for Under-17s
THE escalating level of thuggery perpetrated by girls has been revealed in a deeply disturbing report. It found that violent attacks are now the most common first-time crime for females under 17 - and these offenders make up more than a third of...
ACTION! Rourke Adds Hollywood Glitz to Alfie's Super League Show
Byline: NEIL BARRACLOUGH SUPER LEAGUE is back - and this time it's bringing some Hollywood sparkle to the show. Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke will take his seat tomorrow at the Millennium Stadium - in which all 14 teams will play during...
African Queen Annie Takes Her Princess on Malawi Trip
Byline: Mark McLaughlin POP star Annie Lennox will be accompanied by her eldest daughter on her first trip as a Holyrood-appointed envoy to Malawi. The visit, Miss Lennox's first as special envoy to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association...
AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO FROM ONLY [Pounds Sterling]5
AFTERNOON tea is a great British tradition, so why not unwind with friends after a morning shopping, treat your mother - or simply go as a couple. This weekend, the Daily Mail is offering every reader the chance to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea...
ALEX POCKETS LOOSE CHANGE; England Turn to Corbisiero as Sheridan Is Ruled Out
Byline: by CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent LOSING Andrew Sheridan for a Test against one of the world's great scrummaging sides is a grave setback for England, but they have developed an encouraging knack of using such adversity to their advantage...
All Eyes on Murphy's Navan Pair
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN VOLER LA VEDETTE and Quito de la roque, who are both reported to be in good form, can complete a big double for trainer Colm Murphy on a cracking card at Navan tomorrow. 'they are in good order and I'm pleased with them,'...
A Mother's Anguish; Husband and Two Daughters Committed Suicide. Now Eldest Girl Is Killed by Drugs
Byline: Rebecca Camber Crime Reporter IT is more than any mother should have to bear. A distraught Kate Borau yesterday told of her devastation at the death of her eldest daughter from the party drug GHB after losing two other daughters to suicide....
And Stirrer of the Month Is
NO SOONER had he accepted his award as Manager of the Month for January than Neil Lennon put himself in line for another prize: Stirrer of the Month for February. What possible good can come out of the plethora of cutting remarks he made at this...
Andy Townsend's Boot Room Boot Room; the Stats, the Facts, the Tips, the Teams
Byline: ANDY TOWNSENDS Follow live coverage of every Premier League match this weekend -- with match reports and pictures on the final whistle ... And don't miss our video highlights package featuring all the top-flight games from midnight on...
Andy Townsend's Boot Room; the Stars, the Facts, the Tips, the Teams
Byline: ANDY TOWNSENDS Follow live coverage of every Premier League match this weekend -- with match reports and pictures on the final whistle ... And don't miss our video highlights package featuring all the top-flight games from midnight on...
AN ETERNAL LOVE; Two Weeks Ago, BARRY NORMAN Lost the Wife Who'd Been His Soulmate for 50 Years. Yes, There Were the Inevitable Hiccups, but in This Achingly Moving Tribute He Captures the Essence of Love . . . and Loss
Byline: by Barry Norman TWO weeks ago I lost my wife and the best friend a man could ever hope for. At 7.30am on the morning of January 27, I was to be collected by car and driven to London for a series of interviews. I got up at seven, dressed...
AN INSPECTOR CALLS; His Mission: To Test Hotel Hospitality to the Limit
AN INTERESTING building... when was it built?' I ask, while checking into Cathedral Quarter hotel in Derby. The young girl at reception is dead honest. 'oh, sorry, I don't know. I normally work at one of the other hotels in the group and am just...
Ask Monty
QWe have new Zealand cabbage palms in pots in our front garden, and to protect them against the snow and ice i wrapped them in bubble wrap topped with a layer of old nylon stocking, which worked brilliantly. But how long can i keep them like this without...
Assange Has 'Fathered Four Love Children'; Friend's Claim in Tell-All Book
Byline: From Tom Leonard in New York JULIAN ASSANGE has fathered at least four 'love children' around the world, according to former colleagues of the embattled WikiLeaks founder. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, an exspokesman for the whistle-blowing...
A Very Modern Wedding; Sex-Swap Ex-Fireman Weds a Fourth Time ... to a Lesbian Jamaican 30 Years Younger
Byline: Andy Dolan IN this day and age, when a thricemarried former fireman who has become a woman meets a Jamaican lesbian chef online there can only be one outcome - wedding bells! Or, rather, civil partnership bells. This is 66-year-old...
A Very Modern Wedding; Sex-Swap Former Fireman Weds a Fourth Time ... to a Lesbian 30 Years Younger
Byline: Andy Dolan IN this day and age, when a thricemarried former fireman who has become a woman meets a Jamaican lesbian chef online there can only be one outcome - wedding bells! Or, rather, civil partnership bells. This is 66-year-old...
Balloonist in Alps Crash Phoned to Say He Was Safe Then Fell to His Death
Byline: From Alexandra Williams in Chamonix WHEN his hot-air balloon crashed in the French Alps at 6,000ft, Bob Bickerdike was relieved just to have survived. He called friends to tell them he was unharmed - and said he would walk to some chalets...
Beautiful, Witty and Always Immense Fun. without My Darling Diana, Life Will Never Be the Same Again
Byline: by Barry Norman TWO weeks ago I lost my wife and the best friend a man could ever hope for. At 7.30am on the morning of January 27, I was to be collected by car and driven to London for a series of interviews. I got up at seven, dressed...
Bloated Councils Are Cheating Democracy; COMMENT
THERE will be almost unmitigated misery. So boasted the Labour leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, this week in response to the need to reduce his authority's vast budget. Duly, he announced rubbish will only be collected once...
Bryson Will Battle through Pain Barrier for Killie
Byline: EWING GRAHAME SOME players down tools when their hopes of a lucrative move to a bigger club are dashed. But there was never any prospect of Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Bryson sulking when the Ayrshire club rejected a series of offers from...
Cameron and Clegg Head to Head on AV; PM Says No to Vote Reform as Deputy Says Yes
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor DAVID Cameron is preparing to go head to head with Nick Clegg in a clash over reform of the voting system. The Prime Minister will make a speech next week urging the public to vote No to a change on the...
Chaplain Cried Rape after Priest Finished Their Affair
Byline: Liz Hull A FEMALE chaplain at a Roman Catholic college narrowly avoided jail last night after she admitted falsely accusing a priest of rape when he ended their affair. Father Patrick Udoma lost his job and his home and his life was 'completely...
Chaplain Cried Rape When Catholic Priest Called a Halt to Their Affair
Byline: Liz Hull Page A FEMALE chaplain at a Roman Catholic college narrowly avoided jail last night after she admitted falsely accusing a parish priest of rape when he ended their affair. Father Patrick Udoma lost his job and his home and his...
CHIC AND CHEERFUL; This Fur-Lined French Resort Is Ideal for Skiers of All Levels
Byline: Janine di Giovanni AMERICA'S east coast is where I learned to ski. Hated it. There were icy mountains, freezing cold winds, ancient chair-lifts and my brother's borrowed, long, itchy underwear. Boots felt like bear claws. 'You will thank...
Children and the Narrow Line between Cruelty and the Exercise of Parental Common Sense; as a Mother Is Cautioned for Leaving a Toddler with a 14-Year-Old. SATURDAY ESSAY
Byline: by Katie Grant WHEN I started my degree as a mature student at Glasgow University, I took some trouble to find a nice daytime nanny for our youngest child, then aged two. A few months into my course, I came home in the middle of the day...
Chinese Risks May Equal Opportunity; INVESTMENT EXTRA
Byline: by JAMES SALMON LEGENDARY fund manager Anthony Bolton has until 11am on Tuesday to raise an extra [pounds sterling]162m for his Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust. The investment house is issuing a further 166,250,000...
Chris Pain at Baggies Snub
Byline: by NEIL MOXLEY cHRIS Hughton has been left stunned and bitterly disap-pointed for the second time in two months after missing out on the chance to manage West Bromwich Albion. The former Newcastle manager, who was sacked at the end of...
Cody Will Kick-Start Another Kilkenny Revolution
Byline: Shane McGrath ON THE day his new season begins, Brian Cody's to-do list takes up just one line: fashion yet another team to take hold of hurling and make it Kilkenny's own. It is a simple and stark task, and the fact that Cody has deconstructed...
Confessions of a Smothered Son Aged 45 She Opens His Mail, Tells Strangers; She Opens His Mail, Tells Strangers His Embarrassing Medical Secrets and, Those Long Martyred Silences Apart, Offers Endless Advice. NIGEL SMITH Adores His Mother ... but, by Golly, She Drives Him Bonkers
MOTHERS can be suffocating, sometimes, can't they? I know all about smothering mothers. In fact, excuse me while I just finish smothering mine with this pillow ... Only kidding, Mum. I have to be careful, you see, because I know somewhere, somehow,...
Coroner's Fury at Paramedics Who Took Break as Mother Died
Byline: Paul Sims A CORONER yesterday expressed 'grave concerns' after a dying mother was forced to wait for an ambulance crew to finish their break before being treated. Melissa Procter-Blain, 32, collapsed in a pub two days after she was diagnosed...
Crucial Election? It's Eurovision. and We're Facing a Real Waterloo
Byline: CORMAC LUCEY THE Law Society - the body that represents and regulates solicitors in this State - in 2008 sought to remove two of their members from the legal profession. Henry Colley and Colm Carroll had admitted operating a secret [euro]32million...
Darling, Slaving over This Valentine's Supper Proves Just How Much You Love Me; Can't Afford a Smoochy Restaurant Dinner? We Put Those Supermarket Valentine Meal Deals to the Test
RECESSION is threatening the age of romance with more couples than ever predicted to stay at home rather than dine out on Valentine's Day. Supermarkets have responded by offering budget-busting dine-in meal deals. But what do they offer, how much will...
Darling, Slaving over This Valentine's Supper Proves Just How Much You Love Me; Cn't Afford a Smoochy Restaurant Dinner? We Put Those Supermarket Valentine Meal Deals to the Test Those Supermarket Valentine Meal Deals to the Test; as If ! It's Tesco's Finest and Took 10 Minutes
Byline: AMANDA CABLE RECESSION is threatening the age of romance with more couples than ever predicted to stay at home rather than dine out on Valentine's Day. Supermarkets have responded by offering budget-busting dine-in meal deals. But what do...
Dealers Braced for Bank Results; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster ALREADY bored senseless by the ongoing furore over City bonuses and underwhelming details this week of Project Merlin, City dealers are braced for yet more bank battering. All hell is bound to break out over the next few...
Definitely More Than Just a Pretty Face on the Plinth, Pat! Pat Rabbitte Accused Her of Being a 'Good-Looking Girl from Grafton Street'. but Averil Power Rose from Humble Beginnings on a Council Estate. Discovered She Was Adopted. Worked in Copper Face Jacks to Get Herself through Trinity. and Found Her Birth Mother, Who Lives in the Constituency She Now Wants to Represent
Byline: THE JASON O'TOOLE INTERVIEW ONE of the biggest PR blunders of the General Election campaign so far was Pat Rabbitte's chauvinistic insinuation that Averil Power was only offered a key role in the new Fianna Fail front bench because she was...
Democracy Won't Run on Criminals' Wishes
THE past week has been dominated by prisoners' rights. That reflects the increasing preoccupation of politicians and our so-called justice system with looking after the interests of criminals rather than those of law-abiding citizens. But now this...
Democracy Won't Run on Criminals' Wishes; COMMENT
THE past week has been dominated by prisoners' rights. That reflects the increasing preoccupation of politicians and our so-called justice system with looking after the interests of criminals rather than those of law-abiding citizens. But now this...
DNA Database Purge; Victory for the Mail as Records of 1m Innocent People Removed
Byline: Jack Doyle Home Affairs Correspondent AS many as a million innocent people will have their DNA profiles removed from the police's database in a major victory for the Daily Mail. Ministers confirmed yesterday that rules around whose genetic...
Dons Duo's Young Outlook
Byline: SCOTT DAVIE DEREK YOUNG has revealed that veteran duo Craig Brown and Archie knox use the good cop, bad cop routine to get the best out of Aberdeen's players -- but insists there is nothing old fashioned about their coaching methods. The...
Don't Be Too Hard on Chris; (His Dive Was a Bit Weedy); THE INSIDE VIEW
Byline: BEN FODEN IF I GET the opportunity to score a try this afternoon, I won't be taking any risks, not after what's happened to Chris Ashton this week. He has been hammered for diving to score one-handed in Cardiff, but I've gone easy on...
Don't Free This Monster; Plea by Family of Elderly Murder Victim as Killer Launches Bid under European Law to Secure Release
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor ONE of Scotland's most notorious murderers has launched a bid for freedom using a controversial European human rights ruling. Brendan Dixon, 42, was jailed for 25 years for his part in the murder of widow...
Don't Walk Alone; Police Warning to Women after City-Centre Rape
Byline: Emma Smith WOMEN have been warned not to walk around a city centre on their own at night after a woman was subjected to a brutal gang rape. The victim was attacked in an alleyway in Glasgow yesterday by three Middle Eastern men who had...
Driver Cancels Rush-Hour Train ... over His Damp Seat
Byline: Ray Massey Transport Editor FOR once, it wasn't wet weather outdoors that caused the delay. A train driver left hundreds of commuters stranded during the morning rush hour - because his seat was damp. The unnamed Southeastern Trains...
Dunne's Plans for [Euro]200m D4 Site Rejected as Ugly and Excessive
Byline: Enda Feeney SEAN DUNNE has been refused permission to redevelop land at the front of the AIB bankcentre in Dublin 4. The so-called Baron of Ballsbridge, who lives in Connecticut in the U.S., had been seeking permission to demolish buildings...
Elusive Enda Woos the British Media
Byline: Senan Molony Political Editor HE refuses to debate in public here, shies away from appearances and keeps his press conferences brief. But not, it seems, in Britain. Perhaps mystifyingly, Enda Kenny's handlers thought it would be a good...
England Take a Gamble on Corbisiero
Byline: CHRIS FOY ENGLAND yesterday withdrew injured Lions prop Andrew Sheridan from their side to face Italy at Twickenham this afternoon and replaced him with an uncapped New Yorker whose family originally hail from Naples. Alex Corbisiero,...
Er, Officer, I've Found a Missile in My Van; Cold War Relic Triggers Evacuation of Town Centre
Byline: Liz Hull IT'S not every day you find an old missile in the back of your van. But Gavin Talbot knew just what to do when he found one in his - take it to the police station. If he expected the police to know what to do - he was right....
FAI SLASH LEAGUE WINNINGS; Cuts in Prize Money Leave Clubs in Limbo
Byline: PHILIP QUINN AIRTRICITY LeAgue clubs were reeling last night after prize money for the new season was slashed by 66 per cent by the FAI. After competing for a pool of [euro]911,000 in 2010, hard-pressed clubs, yet to be paid for what they...
Family Smiles and Hugs Help Lift; SURVIVORS
Byline: Laura Lynott IT was 'smiles and gentle hugs' when a mother who escaped the Cork commuter plane inferno was reunited with her children yesterday. Nurse Heather Elliot, 53, originally from Kinsale, Co. Cork, was one of four survivors still...
February
Byline: RW BEST DOCUMENTARY The Golden Ages Of British Sculpture 9PM, BBC4 **** As the British Empire grew, so did the grandeur of its statuary. Much of it was classical in style, and few have conveyed the appeal of such works better than...
FINE EXAMPLES; Reid Wants Up and Coming Youngsters to Emulate Previous Accies Kids for Fame
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS AS Hamilton languish rock bottom of the SPL, manager Billy Reid would be forgiven this week for ruing the players he has loved coaching, but lost to the game's bigger guns. However, the emergence of Wigan's former New...
Fog Did Not Cause Our Plane to Crash Insists Airline's Chairman
Byline: Paul Kelly Consumer Affairs Editor MANX2 chairman Noel Hayes yesterday insisted the airline's doomed Metroliner plane was capable of landing in fog. The aircraft crashed on its third attempt to land in poor visibility on Thursday morning...
Food Fit for the Stars; THE DINNER
With so many figure-conscious stars in attendance, you'd think that food would be way down their list of priorities, but the dinner menu is given great importance. The preparation started several months ago and, in October, head chef at London's...
Forget Pre-Heated Muck, This Kitchen Is Cooking. Eats and Drinks
Byline: TOM DOORLEY THE PURTY KITCHEN 5 Old Dunleary Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Phone: 01 284 3576 www.purtykitchen.com MY NEAREST and dearest and I emigrated to Co. Cork more than a decade ago. And that's not too strong a word. You go...
For Heroes like DJ, It's Never Just about Cash
Byline: Power's People DJ Carey's fortunes, had he been born in Liverpool or Manchester, rather than in Kilkenny, would have taken a very different course. In that parallel life, he'd have excelled at soccer rather than hurling. Those split-second...
FOR THE SHEER ROMANCE OF IT; Style Watch
Byline: NIAMH O'DEA A hhh, Valentine's Day. Try too hard and you end up feeling the wrath of the anti-sop posse who spend this time of year spewing venom about the sexist/capitalist/pro-war undertones of the occasion; don't try at all and you end...
Forward Thinking
BERBATOV v DZEKO THEY are the big-money strikers of the two top Manchester clubs and today they will go in search of their first derby goals. Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov is the leading scorer in the Barclays Premier League and will spearhead United's...
Forward Thinking Berbatov V Dzeko
THEY are the big-money strikers of the two top Manchester clubs -- United and City. And today they will go in search of their first derby goals. Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov is the leading goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League and Edin Dzeko, a Bosnian,...
Forward Thinking; Berbatov V Dzeko
THEY are the big-money strikers of the two top Manchester clubs -- United and City. And today they will go in search of their first derby goals. Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov is the leading goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League and Edin Dzeko, a Bosnian,...
French Slam on the Line against Ireland's 'Gems'
Byline: ALAN FRASER IT REMAINS a unique feature of the Six Nations that the primary aim is not so much to win the title as to beat everyone else. A sort of invincibles with bells on. The focus of attention stays on the Grand Slam until results...
French Slam on the Line against Irish
Byline: ALAN FRASER ANOTHER Grand Slam dream will end in Dublin tomorrow when Ireland take on France. A draw will leave England the last slam standing, provided they take care of Italy today. That Ireland (2009) and France (2010) won the last...
Friday
Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) PG 12.05PM, CH4 ***** In the last of the week's Audrey bonanza, Miss Hepburn delivers her most memorable creation, Holly Golightly, a free spirit who wafts through New York's social scene - until a telling moment in...
Friday
Byline: RW FILM CHOICE East Is East (1999) 15 9PM, MORE4 **** This Manchester-set movie about arranged marriages jumped cultural boundaries with its sharply written family comedy. Om Puri plays the dad, Jimi Mistry (left) one of the sons....
GAA Ace to Miss Big Game after Saying 'I Do' to His Love Match
Byline: John Cooper HURLING star Eoin Kelly will miss his team's league opener tonight after making a much more important match. The Tipperary captain married his long-term partner Sarah Maher in Ballingarry near his home turf of Mullinahone,...
Games Glut Is OK by Smith; Walter Happy to Tackle Fight on Four Fronts
Byline: Peter jardine WALTER SMITH has urged his Rangers players to present the SPL with a massive fixture headache -- by maintaining their challenge on four fronts in a repeat of their epic 2008 season. Sporting Lisbon pitch up in Glasgow next...
Gardai Find Ten Laptops Stolen from Revenue in Ghost Estate
Byline: Yvonne Tarleton TEN laptops that were stolen from the revenue Commissioners have been found by gardai in an abandoned house. Officers raided a 'ghost estate' in Tyrrelstown, west Dublin, where the laptops were hidden in the rafters of...
Gatland Hoping Gamble Will Get Him off the Hook
Byline: PETER JACKSON WARREN Gatland's future as Wales coach rests today on the reinvention of a fly-half making his first start there for almost 18 months. James Hook will have to succeed at Murrayfield where Barry John, Phil Bennett, Jonathan...
Get Me off the Hook, James
Byline: PETER JACKSON WARREN GATLAND'S future as Wales coach rests today on the reinvention of a fly-half making his first start in that position for almost 18 months. James Hook will have to succeed at Murrayfield where Barry John, Phil Bennett,...
Girl, 17, Expelled in Wellington Sex Scandal
Byline: Kate Loveys WELLINGTON College has been shaken by a sex scandal, it emerged last night. A senior female prefect at the [pounds sterling]30,000-a-year public school has been expelled after she was caught in a clinch with a boy pupil. ...
GIVE ME MWAH! Make-Up Masterclass; Valentine's Day Calls for Seriously Sensuous Lips. Here's My Pick of the Best Softening Formulas
Byline: JEMMA KIDD Moisturising Lipstick The look Soft and satiny, with a full coverage of colour. The lowdown It's creamier and less matt than ordinary lipstick because of higher levels of lip-softening waxes, oils and moisturisers, which leave...
Goldman Strikes It Lucky Again; COMMENT
Byline: by LUCY FARNDON Deputy City Editor How fortunate it is for goldman Sachs that ocado is no longer looking like one of its 'dog' floats of last year. Last october, the knives were out for the investment bank, which had presided over a trio...
Good Defence from FF, but It's All They've Got
Byline: AIDEN CORKERY GEOrGE HOOk believes the General Election race is akin to the Six Nations Championship. labour are like Wales who 'flatter to deceive,' while Fianna Fail remind him of italy, in that they've got a good defence but not much...
Gray Is a Doubt for Scotland; ILL GRAY IN FIGHT TO FACE WELSH
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON SCOTTISH rugby's new sensation Richie Gray is in a race against time to be fit for today's mustwin match against Wales. The 21-year-old, 6ft 8in lock missed training yesterday with a stomach bug which has left him a serious...
Hammers Are Home and Dry as Spurs Fume
Byline: by JONATHAN McEVOY ASIP of water, and Baroness Ford began in a calm Scottish burr barely audible above the chatter of flash bulbs to announce the changing landscape of Britain's sporting scene. West Ham will move to the Olympic Stadium....
HAMMERS' NEW HOME; What They're Saying about The
LORD COE THE London 2012 chairman said: 'We're delighted with the news that the Olympic Park Legacy Company has recommended West Ham as the preferred bid to take over the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games. I'd like to thank Baroness Ford...
Harry Fears Lost Income
Byline: MIKE McGRATH HARRY REDKNAPP fears Tottenham will be unable to compete with the Barclays Premier League elite if the club fail to secure a bigger stadium. West Ham were yesterday confirmed as the preferred bidder to move into the Olympic...
Healthy Baby Died after He Was Put in 'Broken' Incubator
Byline: Rebecca Evans and Sophie Borland A 'PERFECT' baby boy died after he was placed in a broken incubator, his grieving parents claimed yesterday. The 15-day-old infant was allegedly put in a faulty device which had a 'Do Not Use' sticker...
He Killed My Two Children but Never Once Has Said Sorry; Father Tells of Anger as Driver Fights Extradition
Byline: Sandra Murphy THE father of two children killed by a speeding driver has called on Ciaran Tobin 'simply to say sorry'. Bence Zoltai's four-year-old son Marton and two-year-old daughter Petra died after they were hit by Tobin's car in...
He's 77 and I'm 22, but That Sir Michael Is Such a Flirt
Byline: Sara Nathan Showbusiness Editor AS a young actor he was most convincing as the irrepressible ladies' man Alfie. And even at 77 it appears Sir Michael Caine has lost none of his talent for captivating the opposite sex. Take for instance...
He's 77 and I'm 22, but That Sir Michael Is Such a F Lirt
Byline: Sara Nathan Showbusiness Editor AS a young actor he was most convincing as the irrepressible ladies' man Alfie. And even at 77 it appears Sir Michael Caine has lost none of his talent for captivating the opposite sex. Take for instance...
HE'S FAST, BUT Not So Furious; Diouf Earns Praise from Smith for His Storming Start to His Sojourn at Rangers
Byline: by PETER JARDINE IF El-Hadji Diouf signing for Rangers and teaming up with Walter Smith sent shock waves coursing through the Scottish game, the player himself contrived to surprise his new manager. The veteran Ibrox boss didn't anticipate...
Home Truths
Byline: Lindsay Nicholson Does anyone else remember that bizarre marketing exercise undertaken by a chain of garages, who sent women a Valentine's card if they'd had a new exhaust fitted in the preceding year? It wasn't just me, was it? Anyhow,...
Horoscopes
Byline: SALLY BROMPTON aquarius 21 jan-19 feb Partners and loved ones will be totally unreasonable next week thanks to the Full Moon in your opposite sign of Leo. The more you appeal to their common sense the more they will act in ways that make...
How Ed Balls Gagged IMF on State of UK Economy
Byline: Hugo Duncan Economics Correspondent LABOUR ministers put pressure on international inspectors to 'tone down' warnings about the precarious state of the economy before the financial crisis, according to a devastating report. The International...
How Karate Kid MP Gave Europe the Chop
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS ON SATURDAY ONE NEW Conservative MP lifted himself off his hospital bed to hobble to the Commons for Thursday's big debate about votes for prisoners. Dominic Raab (Esher & Walton) is that chap who last month attacked...
ICE AGE; Does Human Greed and Folly Really Pose a Threat to the Future of the Planet? or Is Climate Change Entirely Natural, with Shivering Scotland Heading for a New
Byline: by Jonathan Brocklebank THE year is 2036, the day February 5, and Scotland is frozen solid. A small hamlet in Sutherland has the worst of it. The overnight temperature in Altnaharra was minus 31.5c - the coldest it has ever been anywhere...
I Couldn't Give My Baby Away to Wealthy Couple, Says Surrogate Mother. They Only Wanted Her as a Toy
Byline: exclusive By Vanessa allen, Claire ellicott and louise eccles A SURROGATE mother who won the legal right to keep her baby revealed yesterday why she refused to hand over the child. The surrogate - an inner-city single mother raising her...
I Couldn't Give My Baby Away to Wealthy Couple, Says Surrogate Mother. They Only Wanted Her as a Toy; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Vanessa allen, Claire ellicott and louise eccles A SURROGATE mother who won the legal right to keep her baby revealed yesterday why she refused to hand over the child. The surrogate - an inner-city single mother raising her own two children...
I'LL NEVER BE A SIZE 8 BUT I'M TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THE WAY I LOOK; Every Week, She Cheers on Those Brave Souls Trying to Lose Weight as Part of RTE's Operation Transformation. but as a Teenager Kathryn Thomas Fought Her Own Battle with Her Body, as She Reveals in a Surprisingly Candid Interview
Byline: PATRICE HARRINGTON IT is incredible to think that Kathryn Thomas -tall, lithe, beamed into our homes in a bikini for 10 years and now sashaying around the Winning Streak studio in a series of figure-hugging gowns -was once 'the fattest kid...
I Lost 11 Days of My Life and Was Close to Death from Swine Flu; Pregnant Mother's Amazing Escape
Byline: Emma Smith A PREGNANT woman has spoken of her extraordinary recovery from swine flu - after coming out of a coma as her husband was told to say his last goodbye. Nyssa McGeehan, 27, was not expected to survive after the H1N1 virus damaged...
I'm Not Bothered about Stopping People Trafficking - Just Burglary; What Detective 'Was Told by Her Boss'
Byline: Stephen Wright A DETECTIVE whose work may have saved the lives of seven prostitutes trafficked into Britain was allegedly told by her boss: 'I'm not interested in trafficking. I am interested in burglaries.' Detective Constable Jennifer...
I'm Not Chasing a No. 9 Dream
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG If there was one man in Newc a s t l e not mourning the sale of An d y Ca r r o l l t o Liverpool in the final hours of transfer deadline day, it was Leon Best. But the striker who has gained most, apart from club owner...
I'm Terrified That I'll Always Be Alone
Byline: BEL MOONEY RecenTLy, I have been emailing an old friend from primary school. We were good friends at school, and I had held out hopes that we might be able to turn our friendship into a relationship. But I have learned that she already...
I'm the Lord OF MY MANOR; Hines Takes Everything in His Stride as He Revels in His Status as the Guv'nor
Byline: by ROBERTSON SCOTLAND'S players call Nathan Hines The Guv'nor for good reason. The type of enforcer every rugby team should have, he'll be leading the welcome party when Wales intrude on his manor today. Where others may crumble at the...
IN THEIR FACES; Irish Have to Disrupt France's Game Flow
Byline: PAUL WALLACE EXCLUSIVE LAST Saturday saw France's stock soar while Ireland's plummeted dramatically to leave a sense of trepidation ahead of tomorrow's game. However, let's not all despair yet. Yes, the French flair was back and a very...
In Which I Get Some Bad News
Byline: LIZ JONES'S DIARY O n Sunday morning, he ordered breakfast. It arrived on a huge wooden tray. Tiny pots of fruit salad. Tiny warm rolls. Tiny pots of soya yoghurt. Big bowls of muesli with all the dark flakes and the chunks of crystallised...
I Planned to Commit Suicide, Says Stab Case Lover
Byline: Emma Smith A MAN accused of trying to kill his ex-fiancee claimed she ended up with a knife in her neck after trying to stop him killing himself because she had called off the wedding. Steven McKee, 38, told the High Court in Glasgow...
IRELAND'S GEMS ARE A MENACE; French Slam on Line in Dublin
Byline: ALAN FRASER reports from Dublin IT remains a unique feature of the Six Nations that the primary aim is not so much to win the title as to beat everyone else. A sort of invincibles with bells on. The focus of attention stays on the Grand...
Irish Minister Hurt in Sadat's Assassination
QUESTION Is it true that an Irish minister put his life on the line and tried to act as a 'human shield' during the assassination of the Egyptian president Anwar Sadat? JAMES TULLY, who was Ireland's defence minister at the time, was the man in question....