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Articles from December 8, 2011

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I've Paid for Christmas with Junk from My Attic
Byline: by Tessa Cunningham BARELY dawn, it's bitterly cold and I'm standing in the middle of a muddy field struggling with my ironing board when a woman bounds over to me. eagerly fingering the Cath Kidston cover, huge scorch mark and all. Her...
Jacobsen's Dream Is to Put World Cup to Bed
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON TIME has not been a great healer for Allan Jacobsen. The shattering despair at being part of the first Scotland team to fail to qualify for the World Cup quarterfinals still causes him sleepless nights. The Edinburgh forward...
Jamieson Stays Grounded after the High Life
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by ED WATSON CORRECTION: IN yesterday's paper, we said that Scott Jamieson was the only Scottish golfer to have made it to the finale of the Race to Dubai. In fact, Paul Lawrie and Richie Ramsay also qualified. TO TRANSLATE...
Kendo, a King of the Ring; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION What is Seventies wrestler Kendo Nagasaki up to these days? KENDO NAGASAKI was the wrestling persona of Stoke-on-Trent's Peter Thornley. Born in 1946, he made his name as a professional wrestler on...
Kesa Reports Loss as Comet Falls to Earth
COMET-owner Kesa joined the chorus of retailers moaning about the state of the High Street as it plunged into a loss of [pounds sterling]126m in the first half from a profit of [pounds sterling]23.2m, writes Manfreda Cavazza. The bulk of the losses...
Killie Chief Says [Pounds Sterling]9.7m Debt Is Not Risk to Club
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS KILMARNOCK chairman Michael Johnston last night insisted the Rugby Park club is not in danger despite net debts of [pounds sterling]9.7million. The club's latest financial figures to May 2011 showed debt had been reduced...
KIMI'S ON TRACK; Returning Finn One to Watch
Byline: ADAM REDMOND ASPORT is only as rich as the characters who drive competition to the very edge of its limits, who push the boundaries to the breaking points of invincibility or infamy and to that end we welcome (back) 'The Iceman'. And...
Koren Boost for Barmby
Byline: ALAN BIGGS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Birmingham Birmingham 1 HULL insist it is entirely Nick Barmby's choice whether he becomes the permanent successor to Nigel Pearson at the KC Stadium. On this evidence it is very much the will of Barmby's...
Koren Boost for Barmby; Championship
Byline: ALAN BIGGS Hull 2 Birmingham 1 ROBERT KOREN grabbed a goal and an assist to boost Nick Barmby's hopes of becoming Hull's permanent manager. Barmby has given himself until Christmas to decide whether he is suited to managing his...
Lottie Talks Back; Be Here Every Week. for Lottie Ryan's Take on Trends, Style, Fashion and More
Byline: Lottie talks back THE Christmas tree is already up in my house -- we're family who like to get into the spirit of things early. As tradition dictates, we decorate the tree while drinking hot chocolate with the fire lit. Inevitably some...
LSE Chief Sees Light at the End of Euro Tunnel; the City INTERVIEW
Byline: Ruth Sunderland XAVIER Rolet, the voluble Frenchman who leads the London Stock Exchange, is in a good mood. Many of his peers at the top of UK companies are enveloped in a pall of gloom and trepidation over the turmoil in the eurozone -...
Mad, Bad and Obsessed by Sex. but I Never Stopped Loving My Jealous Genius of a Husband; Film Director Ken Russell's Third Wife on Their VERY Volatile Relationship
Byline: by Kathryn Knight SOME years ago, actress Hetty Baynes bumped into Hugh Grant at a party. The two had first met while recording a radio play together in the early Nineties when Hetty was married to film director Ken Russell. By the time...
Magnificent - or Mad? Meet the Women Who Spend Thousands Saving Neglected Pets They Find on Holiday
Byline: by Julia Lawrence THE meowing sound came from behind a shed door on the edge of a housing complex on a blistering hot day in rural Malaysia. Tourist Ailsa McKnight went to investigate, expecting nothing more than a flustered cat to come...
MAIL-O-METER; TANYA SWEENEY'S Laugh out Loud Guide to Who's Hot, Who's Not, What's in, What's out and Why Irish Stars Are Having Mixed Fortunes in Hollywood
Byline: TANYA SWEENEY UP (LOCK UP YOUR...WELL EVERYONE) LADYKILLING GOOD news if you've been looking for a job that enables you to loll about nightclubs by night and loiter around suburban pharmacies by day -- Calum Best is single and ready...
MAKE A MOVE; Halliche Desperate to Land Celtic Deal after Impressing on Trial; Halliche Hopes for a Move
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS ALGERIAN World Cup defender Rafik Halliche was last night hoping his dress rehearsal with Celtic has convinced Neil Lennon to sign him in a January switch. The Fulham centre-half trained with the first-team squad at...
Man Who Could Torpedo Cameron
Byline: COMMENTARY By Andrew Pierce FOR Iain Duncan Smith, his all-consuming crusade to alleviate poverty began nearly a decade ago during a tour of a bleak 1950s council estate when he stopped in a stairwell and saw the paraphernalia of drug abuse...
Man Who Could Torpedo Cameron; Commentary
Byline: Andrew Pierce FOR Iain Duncan Smith, his all-consuming crusade to alleviate poverty began nearly a decade ago during a tour of a bleak 1950s council estate when he stopped in a stairwell and saw the paraphernalia of drug abuse next to a...
McLeish Is Urging War on Chants
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish last night warned Scottish football to get tough in order to wipe out the scourge of offensive and sectarian chants. McLeish made 103 recommendations for the future of the national game...
Merkozy's Letter Calls for Hike in Our Corporate Tax
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Political Correspondent MERKOZY sent out a letter yesterday that confirmed the worst fears of businesses, workers and politicians. The missive from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to European Council president Herman...
Merkozy's Letter That Calls for Our Tax Rate to Be Axed
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Political Correspondent MERKOZY sent out a letter yesterday that confirmed the worst fears of businesses, workers and politicians. The missive from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to European Council president Herman...
Met Office's Red Alert as 90mph Winds Storm In
Byline: Sarah Bruce SCOTLAND is set to be battered by hurricane-force winds and driving rain today in the worst storm of the winter. Emergency services and the Scottish Government response team are on stand-by after the Met Office put the country...
Moody's Got the Injury Blues Again; Rugby Union
Byline: CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent LEWIS MOODY'S playing future was the subject of renewed doubt last night as the former England captain was ruled out for up to three months after shoulder surgery. The 33-year-old Bath flanker, who announced...
Mother to Freeze Her Eggs for Daughter
Byline: Sally Hind LIKE any little girl, Hannah Gordon will be excitedly unwrapping a pile of presents around the tree this Christmas. But the nine-year-old knows that, when she is older, her devoted mother will have given her the greatest gift...
Mutinous MPs Warn Cameron; Boris Piles on Pressure over Europe
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor DAVID CAMERON was rocked yesterday by a Tory mutiny over Europe and a stunning put-down from Germany's Angela Merkel. The Prime Minister faced open defiance from Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson...
My Father the Selfish Genius
Byline: by Barbara Davies DURING the last few days of painter Lucian Freud's life, his estranged son, David, went to sit at his bedside. The few hours he spent with the father he hardly knew were precious moments indeed and the 47-year-old might...
My Great Rival Rory Has More Natural Talent Than Tiger
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON reports from Dubai AFTER a month for Luke Donald filled with magic and loss came a press conference yesterday punctuated with dignity and eloquence. For his father, Colin, who died suddenly four weeks ago, there was a...
My Great Rival Rory Has More Natural Talent Than Tiger. Donald on How His New Baby and the Tragic Loss of His Father Are Driving Him on to Beat McIlroy
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Dubai AFTER a month for Luke Donald filled with magic and loss came a press conference yesterday punctuated with dignity and eloquence. For his father, Colin, who died suddenly four weeks...
My Head Is Shaved, It's My Birthday ...Let's Get Married
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor MARRY in haste, repent at leisure, the old saying goes... or, in Sinead O'Connor's case, marry in June, repent in April, marry again in December. The controversial singer has confirmed that she...
MY LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN; HARRY BROWNE Was One of the First to Try Dublin's New 'Superticket' for Public Transport. Join Him on a Rollercoaster Ride Where He Got More Than He Bargained For
Byline: HARRY BROWNE SOME people have all the luck. Over the last week or two I had the good fortune to be one of the 500 people selected to do a trial-run for the new Leap card 'integrated ticket' for public transport in Dublin. I got a credit-card...
New Breast Cancer Drug Is Hailed as a 'Quantum Leap'
Byline: Jenny Hope A BREAKTHROUGH drug gives women suffering an aggressive form of breast cancer an extra six months before the disease advances. Women on a combination treatment of Pertuzumab alongside the 'wonder' drug Herceptin lived on average...
NIGELLA Goddess of Pleasure; Erotic? How Dare You Says a Caramel Dripping Ms Lawson Who Furiously Denies She Dishes Up Food Porn
Byline: by Catherine Ostler WHAT an exquisite riposte to those who criticised her for wearing that frumpy burkini on Bondi Beach: Nigella Lawson has posed for a magazine cover, heavily made up and looking 'rapturous' with salted caramel sauce dripping...
Now Reds Face Suarez Charge
Byline: by SAMI MOKBEL LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez was last night charged over his one-fingered salute at Fulham on Monday night. And Liverpool's disciplinary headaches do not end there, as the club were also charged with failing to control...
Nuns'should Take Pill to Cut Cancer Threat'
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent NUNS should go on the Pill because it would protect them from cancer, according to researchers. Like any other women who don't have children, nuns are at an increased risk of dying from certain forms of...
Nuns 'Should Take Pill to Cut Cancer Threat'
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent NUNS should go on the Pill because it would protect them from cancer, according to researchers. Like any other women who don't have children, nuns are at an increased risk of dying from certain forms of...
Offensive? Grow Up!
Byline: Larisa Brown What TV host told viewers after apologising for isle murder jokes TV PRESENTER Matthew Wright was yesterday forced to apologise after joking about the murder of a Scots teenager. The Channel 5 host made offensive comments...
Olympus Cull Could Reopen Door for Brit
Byline: Rupert Steiner THE British-born former boss of Olympus could find himself back in the saddle after exposing a [pounds sterling]1bn accounting fraud. Michael Woodford, who was fired from the Japanese camera giant after questioning payments...
Only the Best! Why Children Do Better without Siblings
Byline: by Emma Kennedy THE Chinese government introduced the one-child policy in 1978. On the face of it, the argument was that by restricting families to one baby only, it would be alleviating social, economic and environmental problems in China....
On the Couch ... with Abbey Clancy
Byline: by Linda Blair ABBEY CROUCH, model, TV presenter and wife of footballer Peter Crouch, has hit out at recent speculation that she's had work done on her lips. Last week, she posted a picture of herself on Twitter with exaggerated 'clown lips',...
On the Couch ... with Gok Wan
Byline: by Linda Blair TV PRESENTER, author and fashion consultant Gok Wan has made no secret of his own selfconfidence issues. He has revealed he was overweight as a child, and has since suffered from anorexia. He is also worried about ageing....
Osborne to Axe National Pay Deals by April 2013
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor PLANS that could slash pay by up to 10 per cent for public sector workers in poorer parts of the country will be introduced within 16 months, George Osborne announced yesterday. The Chancellor demanded...
Our Cowardly MPs, by BBC Woman Who Died at Dignitas
Byline: Vanessa Allen A TERMINALLY ill former BBC producer yesterday launched a deathbed attack against the 'cowardice' of MPs who denied her the right to die at home. Geraldine McClelland, 61, chose to die at the controversial Dignitas clinic...
Our MPs Are Cowards - Bitter Last Words of Dignitas Death Woman
Byline: Vanessa Allen A TERMINALLY ill former BBC producer yesterday launched a deathbed attack against the 'cowardice' of MPs who denied her the right to die at home. Geraldine McClelland, 61, chose to die at the controversial Dignitas clinic...
Our MPs Are Cowards - Last Words of BBC Dignitas Death Woman
Byline: Vanessa Allen A TERMINALLY ill former BBC producer yesterday launched a deathbed attack against the 'cowardice' of MPs who denied her the right to die at home. Geraldine McClelland, 61, chose to die at the controversial Dignitas clinic...
Our Record Label Turned Us into Girls All-Light Says Curvy Cheryl; the RED Carpet
Byline: WITH HANNAH-LOUISE DUNNE SHE revealed that she's won her curves back after gaining half a stone in recent months. But Cheryl Cole has disclosed that it was a very different state of affairs for her and bandmates Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding,...
Pancakes, No Exercise and [Euro]10 Face Cream -- How Barbra Stays Stunning at Nearly 70
Byline: RICHARD PRICE JUST over four months from now, Barbra Streisand will celebrate her 70th birthday -- yet recently she was pictured on the red carpet looking every bit as radiant as 42-year-old Jennifer Aniston (right). With her glossy hair,...
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Panto's Best Days? They're Behind You
Byline: Craig Brown www.dailymail.co.uk/craigbrown MY FIRST all-star pantomime, aged seven, was in 1964. It was Aladdin at the London Palladium, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Arthur Askey and Una Stubbs. I still have a vivid memory...
Pay Deals to Be Axed by 2013
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor PLANS that could slash pay by up to 10 per cent for public sector workers in poorer parts of the country will be introduced within 16 months, George Osborne announced yesterday. The Chancellor demanded...
Pearl's Boost for Longsdon
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By MARCUS TOWNEND TRAINER Charlie Longsdon has received a massive vote of confidence for his burgeoning career after being sent the first horse to go jumping by Qatari Pearl Bloodstock organisation. Longsdon, who saddles Hidden...
Pearl's Boost for Longsdon; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND TRAINER Charlie Longsdon has received a massive vote of confidence for his burgeoning career after being sent the first horse to go jumping by Qatari Pearl Bloodstock organisation. Longsdon, who saddles Hidden Keel in this...
Peter Kay's Cheeky Anne Joke That Had Charles in Stitches; and It Looks like Camilla's Got Herself a Funny Friend, Too
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent WHAT does a lad from Bolton have to do to get a little recognition these days? A record-breaking comedy DVD, chart-topping charity single and million-plus-selling autobiography is obviously not enough....
Peter Kay's Cheeky Family Joke That Had Charles in Stitches; and It Looks like Camilla's Got Herself a Funny Friend, Too
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent WHAT does a lad from Bolton have to do to get a little recognition these days? A record-breaking comedy DVD, chart-topping charity single and million-plus selling autobiography is obviously not enough....
Pharmacy Is a Formula for Success
Byline: by Ruth Lythe AFUTURE in pharmacy could cure your career worries if you want a job that's not only stimulating but will also enable you to help others improve their health. There is a huge variety of roles in this sector and plenty of...
Playground Dismantled ...by Order from Europe; Slide and Swings 'Broke Safety Standard EN1176'
Byline: David Wilkes THE most serious accident any parent can remember at the Allergate playground is the odd grazed knee. Yet the swings, roundabout, see-saw and slide have all been taken away after falling foul of Eurocrats in Brussels and...
Playground Dismantled ...by Order from Europe; Slides and Swings 'Broke Safety Standard EN1176'
Byline: David Wilkes THE most serious accident any parent can remember at the Allergate playground is the odd grazed knee. Yet the swings, roundabout, see-saw and slide have all been taken away after falling foul of Eurocrats in Brussels and...
Play It Again, Santa
Byline: Phil Boucher Festive TV film schedule full of repeats as usual CHRISTMAS is a time for nice surprises. But this year's selection of festive films will not be one of them. The main terrestrial channels and the satellite broadcasters will...
Play It Again, Santa; Festive TV Film Schedule Full of Repeats as Usual
Byline: Phil Boucher CHRISTMAS is a time for nice surprises. But this year's selection of festive films will not be one of them. The main terrestrial channels and the satellite broadcasters will air a range of what might be politely called tried...
Pockets of Hope for UK Industry; City FOCUS
Byline: Hugo Duncan TERRIBLE... hugely disappointing... a serious blow. That was the verdict after official figures yesterday showed manufacturing output in Britain slumped 0.7pc in October - the worst performance by UK factories since April. ...
Politicians Adore the World Stage Yet It's There They Face the Final Curtain
Byline: John MacLeod ALL political careers, as Enoch Powell once soberly observed, end in failure. We have only to glance at postwar history to know that, even for the greatest leaders, there is no exception. Churchill's frightful second term...
[Pounds Sterling]5,000 EACH TO PAY FOR GOING GREEN
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Correspondent ALEX Salmond's bid to slash greenhouse gases will cost the equivalent of nearly [pounds sterling]5,000 for every family in Scotland, it is revealed today. The [pounds sterling]11billion total,...
Puss in Boots 3d
TO CELEBRATE the December 9 release of Puss in Boots, the Irish Daily Mail has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures to bring you a purr-fect offer this Christmas. Get a free Puss in Boots preview book featuring exclusive material...
Put Him in the Freezer! Call to Axe Minister over 'Gaddafi' Insult to Arctic Convoy Seamen in Medal Campaign
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent DEFENCE Minister Andrew Robathan should be sacked over his insult to the heroes of the Arctic Convoys, veterans said last night. He sparked anger by comparing the Second World War veterans' claim for a...
Queen Takes a Fancy to Liz's Horse
Byline: Richard Kay THE Queen may well have got a bargain with her purchase of the filly Memory for a reported [pounds sterling]500,000 from Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Europe's leading racehorse ownership company run by the Earl of Carnarvon's...
QUINN PFA BLAST; 'Players Need More Than Books about Depression'
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS NIALL QUINN launched a blistering attack on the Professional Footballers' Association yesterday and accused them of not doing enough to help players cope with the aftermath of quitting. The Sunderland director was scathing...
Raise 'Em Up! How Westlife Will Boost the X Factor Finale
Byline: Eoin Murphy Entertainment Editor WESTLIFE will be on hand this weekend to boost the TV audience for the grand final of the X Factor. The Mail can reveal that Shane, Mark, Nicky and Kian will make one last appearance on the show after...
Rangers at Risk of Fine over Agm; Rangers Risk Fine If Agm Date Is Missed
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN RANGERS are under pressure to announce a date for their agm -- amidst fears of financial penalties if they fail to name the day by Saturday. The SPL champions are bound by stock-market regulations binding public limited companies...
Ration Viagra Pills to Just Two a Month, Doctors Told
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter VIAGRA prescriptions should be rationed to two pills a month, GPs have been told - on the assumption that patients will have sex only once a fortnight. Managers at several NHS trusts are encouraging doctors...
Ration Viagra Pills to Just Two a Month, Doctors Told; NHS Bosses Rule on How Often Patients Should Be Making Love
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter VIAGRA prescriptions should be rationed to two pills a month, GPs have been told - on the assumption that patients will have sex only once a fortnight. Managers at several NHS trusts are encouraging doctors...
Robbie Expects 'Big Run from Rubi'
Byline: by PEADAR FLANAGAN RUBI LIGHT, absent from both the JNwine.com Champion Chase and the Betfair Chase this season because of a viral infection, is set to reappear in the [euro]80,000 Grade One John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday....
Salmond Smoking Gun?
Salmond smoking gun? ALEX SALMOND went to China in the hope of increasing business for Scotland by promoting Scotch Whisky and smoked salmon. A noble gesture, but why does it take a First Minister to do this at a time when we are crying out for leadership?...
Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Casts Its Net Wider
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Correspondent SUPPORTERS of gay marriage round the world are being urged to lobby the SNP government in a move last night branded 'unpatriotic and undemocratic'. A consultation on legalising same-sex weddings...
Satellite Choice
TOUGH LOVE The World's Strictest Parents, 9pm, BBC3 TWO teenagers are sent to live in rural south-east Turkey, where they begin to realise what changes need to be made in their lives. FILM COMEDY A Serious Man, 4.30pm, Sky Drama AFTER Burn After...
Satellite Choice
RUGBY UNION Oxford University v Cambridge University, 1.30pm, Sky Sports 1 LIVE coverage from Twickenham, where Oxford are the defending champions, having won the Varsity March twice in the past three years. FILM COMEDY A Serious Man, 4.30pm,...
Saved by Mother's Instinct; as a Drunk-Driver's Car Sped towards Her Two-Year-Old Son, This Woman Leapt in Its Path. She's Crippled for life.The Yob Got Just 18 Months
Byline: Katherine Faulkner FACED with a drunk driver speeding towards her two-yearold son, Yazmin Henderson acted instinctively. She leapt into the the car's path and threw her little boy out of the way. Thankfully her son Leo escaped with...
Saved by Mother's Instinct; as a Drunk's Car Sped at Her Two-Year-Old Son, Yazmin Leapt in Its Path. Now She's Crippled for Life.While the Driver Got Just 18 Months
Byline: Katherine Faulkner FACED with a drunk driver speeding towards her two-yearold son, Yazmin Henderson acted instinctively. She leapt into the the car's path to throw her little boy out of the way. Leo escaped with barely a scratch. But...
Saving for a Deposit on a Home 'Will Take 31 Years'
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent MILLIONS of families will have to save for more than 30 years to raise the deposit required to get on to the property ladder, a study reveals today. The report highlights the crippling impact of high...
Schools in Crisis
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor Anger at SNP failures as our education system creaks under the weight of soaring classroom numbers and a growing shortage of teachers SCHOOLS have been plunged into crisis under the SNP amid falling teachers...
Schools in Crisis; Anger at SNP Failures as Our Education System Creaks under the Weight of Soaring Classroom Numbers and a Growing Shortage of Teachers
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor SCHOOLS have been plunged into crisis under the SNP amid falling teachers numbers, crowded classrooms and soaring truancy. The number of secondary teachers has fallen to the lowest point since 2004 while...
Secrets of SamCam's [Pounds Sterling]64,000 No10 Revamp; in Came a Luxury Loo and Floating Ceiling .... and out Went the Old Cast Iron Bath and Damask Curtains
Byline: Kirsty Walker Political Correspondent DAVID Cameron was last night forced to reveal details of the Notting Hillstyle makeover of the Downing Street flat his family now calls home. No 10 has handed over a breakdown of the [pounds sterling]64,000...
Silva's Golden but It Still Ends in Tears
Byline: by IAN LADYMAN Manchester City 2 Bayern Munich 0 FOR a while it looked as though Manchester City might just get what they wished for after all. Two goals up against a depleted Bayern team and aware that Napoli were struggling in Spain,...
Silva Shines but It Still Ends in Tears
Byline: by IAN LADYMAN Northern Football Correspondent Manchester City 2 Bayern Munich 0 ADEBUT Champions League season that embraced drama, controversy and excitement ended in disappointment and anti-climax for Manchester City last night....
Sky Raid on BBC
Byline: SIMON CASS Motor Racing Reporter THE fight for supremacy in Formula One next season will be every bit as fierce in the commentary booth as it is on the track with Sky going head-tohead with the BBC to win over armchair fans. Those who...
SKY RAID ON BBC; Brundle & Co Make F1 Switch
Byline: SIMON CASS Motor Racing Reporter THE fight for supremacy in Formula One next season will be every bit as fierce in the commentary booth as it is on the track with Sky going head-tohead with the BBC to win over armchair fans. Those who...
Small Firms 'Cannot Find Skilled Staff '
MORE than a quarter of small businesses struggle to find 'suitably skilled' staff despite rising unemployment, a survey revealed yesterday. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses said many of its members were desperate to hire workers...
Smiling after Beating Cancer EIGHT Times
Byline: Nick Bramhill A LEADING chick-lit author has just beaten cancer for the eighth time. Emma Hannigan, 39, a married mother of two, has been struck down repeatedly by the illness since she was first diagnosed in 2007. However, she has...
Speaker Bercow Let the Session Overrun, Roasting His Toes on the PM's Discomfort
Byline: Quentin Letts on Cameron against the Eurosceptics NIGHTMARE for David Cameron at PMQs. Every time he dealt with one question on Europe, up popped another. Every time he scythed down - or at least devised a holding answer to - one Tory Eurosceptic,...
Speaker Bercow Let the Session Overrun, Roasting His Toes on the PM's Discomfort
NIGHTMARE for David Cameron at PMQs. Every time he dealt with one question on Europe, up popped another. Every time he scythed down - or at least devised a holding answer to - one Tory Eurosceptic, another sprouted in a different part of the field...
STAND UP FOR BRITISH RIGHTS; Cameron Flies out for Make-or-Break Euro Summit with a Resounding Message from Mutinous Tory MPs. Boris Piles on Pressure over Europe
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor DAVID Cameron was rocked yesterday by a Tory mutiny over Europe and a stunning put-down from Germany's Angela Merkel. The Prime Minister faced open defiance from Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson...
Stillbirth Breaks Fathers' Hearts Too; A Mother Never Recovers from Losing a Baby. but as One Man's Agonisingly Poignant Testimony Reveals.
Byline: by Simon Buckley HIS QUESTION was so shocking that it floored me. It was the last thing I'd expected after politely fobbing off a 'chugger' from a children's charity who'd approached me on the street, asking me to sign up as a donor. ...
Stillbirth Breaks Fathers' Hearts Too; A Mother Never Recovers from Losing a Baby. but as One Man's Agonisingly Poignant Testimony Reveals. . . the Coffin Was Too Small for a Hearse So I Drove to the Graveyard with It on My Knee. It Was the Most Surreal and Dreadful Journey of My Life
Byline: by Simon Buckley HIS QUESTION was so shocking that it floored me. It was the last thing I'd expected after politely fobbing off a 'chugger' from a children's charity who'd approached me on the street, asking me to sign up as a donor. ...
St Jakob Park Match Zone
Byline: CHRIS WHEELER Jones' first-half blast for De Gea DAVID de GEA got a mouthful from Phil Jones when his poor throw put Jonny Evans under pressure moments after the Northern Irishman had replaced injured captain Nemanja Vidic. It wasn't...
Suarez Is Charged for Crude Gesture
Byline: by SAMI MOKBEL LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez was last night charged over his one-fingered salute at Fulham on Monday night. And the club's disciplinary headaches did not stop there as they were also charged with failing to control their...
Such Seductive Offers. Pity about Those 4,200% Interest Rates; as a New Report Warns That Millions of Britons Are Having to Take out Short-Term Loans at Extortionate Rates, We Reveal the Harrowing Human Stories
Byline: by Zoe Brennan HERS is one of the desperate human stories behind a merciless trade which preys on some of the most vulnerable in society. The woman, who posts a desperate message on an internet advice forum asking for help, admits: 'I...
Taoiseach to Visit Thomas
THE father of a disabled teenager got a phone call from the Taoiseach after he went on the radio to highlight his plight after the Budget cuts. The father-of-eight whose youngest son, Thomas, suffers from the debilitating muscular dystrophy disease...
THE BBC AND AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE; A Devastating Report Lays Bare the BBC's Endemic Bias on Global Warming
Byline: by Christopher Booker FROM its breathtaking footage of killer whales hunting in packs to the scenes of penguins swimming with balletic grace under the sea ice, Sir David Attenborough's BBC series Frozen Planet has been acclaimed as perhaps...
The Birthday Bear with No Party Partner
Byline: David Love DELICIOUS party bites made of salmon, apples and sardines and a yellow hard hat to play with - what more could a polar bear ask for on his birthday? Not much, it seems, for Walker who lives at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig,...
THE LADYKILLERS Graham Linehan Gielgud Theatre
Byline: Quentin Letts first night review **** BUMBLING criminals are the core joke in The Ladykillers. There is also a bullet-proof old lady, witty lines, much ripe acting and an ornate set with all sorts of slapstick tricks. But the basic...
The Lonely Life of a Wicked Stepmother
Byline: by Tanith Carey WHEN she married for the second time, Alison Shelton was already all too aware of the reputation of the proverbial wicked stepmother. So when her 12-year-old stepson Matt rang her husband Bruce a few months after her wedding...
The Lord of the Rings
QUESTION What is Seventies wrestler Kendo Nagasaki up to these days? KENDO Nagasaki was the wrestling persona of Peter Thornley. Born in 1946 in Stoke-on-Trent, he made his name as a professional wrestler on ITV's World of Sport in the Seventies...
There's a Saying That Boxing Saves Some Kids' Lives. in My Case It Is Simply the Truth
Byline: JEFF POWELL Boxing Correspondent reports from Washington FOR the young man who challenges Amir Khan for the world light-welterweight championship on Saturday night, the few steps up from the streets here into the Walter E Washington Convention...