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Articles from March 12, 2011

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fashion and beauty 6 Fashion forward What caught our eye at London Fashion Week 8 Mimi Spencer says there's nothing like a game dame 10 Swathe the day A colour clash course inspired by brightest Peru 14 Style notes The wide strides that float our boat...
12 March Saturday
Byline: ROBIN WIGGS WHODUNIT-A-THON Marple Weekend 10.55AM, ITV3 *** After an outing for Helen Hayes, ITV3 is showing back-to-back episodes of the glossy Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie versions. Neither can hold a candle to Joan Hickson,...
13 March Sunday
Byline: RW PACEY PERIOD DRAMA Iron Jawed Angels (2004) 12 2PM, SKY ATLANTIC **** Brisk, well-scripted drama about women's su rage in the US that wears its period trappings and issues lightly. Hilary Swank (left) has a deft touch in the...
14 March Monday
Byline: RW THE APPRENTICE IN A SUB How To Command A Nuclear Sub 5PM, 9PM, MILITARY HISTORY **** Why the Royal Navy let them do it is anyone's guess, but this new, four-part series about submarine command training is mesmerising. You're right...
15 March Tuesday
Byline: RW CELEBRITY PORTRAITS Fame In The Frame 8PM, SKY ARTS 1 *** Renowned atheist and papal critic Stephen Fry (left) sits for a re-creation of a portrait of Pope Innocent X - ooh, the irony of it all. Seeing Fry in his papal gear, it's...
16 March Wednesday
BEST DOCUMENTARY Secret World Of Whitehall 9PM, BBC4 **** Michael Cockerell always brings a special insight and access to his political documentaries, and this new series is no exception. He begins with the real 'Sir Humphrey' - the Cabinet Secretary....
17 March Thursday
SPIRITED US COMEDY Glory Daze 9PM, E4 *** The 1980s-set US college comedy continues on its merry way with an agonising rendition of Up Where We Belong, a Teen Wolf costume, and the need to toady up to the professor 'most likely to start a political...
18 March Friday
Byline: RWs ONE FOR CLASSICAL FANS Placido Domingo Gala 7.30PM, BBC4 **** An interview and a rousing concert to mark the tenor's 70th birthday, with Bryn Terfel and others singing Puccini, Mozart, Wagner and Verdi in his honour. Listen...
65 Years on, the Forgotten Hero Gets His Royal Reward; Prince Ensures War Veteran Is Finally Given His Pension
Byline: Kurt bayer, Jim McBeth AFTER six decades as the Forgotten Highlander, the power of his words has at last earned him a war pension - by Royal decree. Tortured, starved and beaten by his captors, old soldier Alistair Urquhart helped build...
A Classic Family Treat in Crete; Superb Food, Amazing Staff, an Unbeatable Island Setting -- This Is Greece at Its Brilliant Best
Byline: by Michael Hanlon DON'T get me wrong, I love this place and have done so since my first visit more than 30 years ago. Greece became my favourite foreign country, and it still is. The Biblical scenery, that winedark sea, the jolting whiff...
After Her Split from Husband Viv Just Wants a Normal Life
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor WITH a successful modelling career, a husband and two gorgeous children, life seemed perfect for Vivienne Connolly. But in her most revealing interview since her separation from Mark Dunne, the...
Aggressive Andy
Byline: ALIX RAMSAY ANDY MURRAY will try to play more aggressive tennis in an attempt to finally win a Grand Slam -- starting at the BNP Paribas Open today in California. The British No 1 plays only his second tournament since losing the Australian...
A Humbling Lesson in Safe Driving; ...and Finally
Byline: BEL MOONEY And when you come to a meeting of many ways and do not know which to choose, do not choose at random, but pause and reflect. Breathe with the trusting, deep breaths you took when you first came into the world ... Be still and...
A Humbling Lesson in Safe Driving; ...and Finally
Byline: BEL MOONEY THERE were 12 of us (six men, six women) aged from our early twenties to late 60s. The tutors, Maggie and Philippa, were jolly, passionate and informed. This was my dreaded Speed Awareness Course. You choose to pay [pounds...
AIB's 'Radical' Reform Plan to Slash Staff, Management
Byline: Joe Downes ALLIED Irish Banks has warned staff of 'radical' restructuring and job losses as part of a Government programme to downsize the banking sector. The reform at the State's second-largest bank is aimed at ending the lender's dependence...
Alex's No-Fees Pledge; Salmond Plans Universities Subsidy Which Could Cost [Pounds Sterling]1bn
Byline: Hamish Macdonell ALEX SALMOND will today rule out any form of graduate contribution in a [pounds sterling]1billion election pledge designed to wrest control of the campaign away from his Labour opponents. The First Minister will tell...
All Will Be Well If McCall's Men Retrace the Road to Past Glories
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN AMID the talk of cup romance, a nod towards the realism of football finance. Motherwell know that repeating the heroics of '91 would bring not just everlasting fame -- but the hard cash needed to keep the class of 2011 together....
Andrew Pulls out of Arms Sale Trip to Saudi
Byline: Fay Schlesinger PRINCE Andrew has pulled out of a controversial arms-selling trip to Saudi Arabia. The Duke of York was due to travel to the repressive oil-rich state next week with the Government's business promotion arm, UK Trade &...
ANDY'S FEMME FATALE FIXER; She Was Go-Between in That Dodgy [Pounds Sterling]15m House Sale, Has a Love-Child by a Despot's Son-in-Law, Went Wolf-Hunting with Gaddafi's Heir ... and, Oh Yes, Is VERY Close to the Queen's Favourite Son
Byline: by Catherine Ostler DOGGED by his controversial friendship with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein -- not to mention his connections with despotic regimes from Libya to Azerbaijan -- Prince Andrew knew just who to turn to this week....
Anger as Neil Likens Schools to 'Apartheid'
Byline: Gavin Madeley BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil has reignited the row over sectarianism by claiming his West of Scotland upbringing was akin to 'apartheid'. The TV presenter stoked the fires of recent Old Firm clashes by likening the splitting...
An Innocent Mistake; Mother Battles Drinks Giant over the Name of Her Vitamin Tablets
Byline: Luke Salkeld, Louise Eccles A MOTHER of two is facing a 'David and Goliath' battle with an international drinks company over the name she has given to her vitamin capsules for children. Innocent Drinks object to Dawn Reid selling a food...
AN INSPECTOR CALLS; His Mission: To Test Hotel Hospitality to the Limit
THIS is odd. Each bedroom at The George in Rye, on the East Sussex coast, is individually designed and you are encouraged to have a good look round on the website, but on booking I'm told that 'guests cannot reserve specific accommodation'. Then...
Another Arctic Blast; Travel Chaos Fear as Big Chill Returns
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes SCOTLAND is bracing itself for a further wintry spell as experts warn that another Arctic blast is set to sweep across the country. Forecasters say further heavy snowfalls are on the way - and the freezing conditions...
Another Bid for Tullett Prebon? MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster AS it did almost exactly a year ago, Tullett Prebon is believed to be about to announce another bid approach. The world's second-largest inter-dealer broker attracted predatory interest in 2010 immediately after its full-year...
AV and a History Lesson in Democracy
IN less than two months' time, voters will be asked to make a choice between maintaining Britain's historic and successful First-Past-the-Post electoral system, or replacing it with the fiendishly complex Alternative Vote. To date, both sides in...
A Whole Pile of Trouble! How Did TV's Ruth Watson Stop This Family's Cornish Mansion from Crumbling to Pieces? with Drastic Action - and Some Very Tough Love
Byline: Amanda Cable Georgina Le Grice is no stranger to horror stories, thanks to her job as a London-based literary agent. But she never expected to find herself in one, at her family's Cornish mansion, Trereife House. The picturesque 18th-century...
Bad Teachers to Be Weeded out in Gove Crackdown
Byline: Kate Loveys TEACHING standards will be overhauled to remove incompetent teachers, Michael Gove said yesterday. In a scathing attack, the Education Secretary said the current skills required of teachers are 'woolly, meaningless and fluffy'...
Bang out of Order, KP; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: MICHAEL SEAMARK KEVIN PIETERSEN was out at a seedy London nightclub just two days after returning from England's World Cup campaign because of injury. The star batsman was drinking shots with his agent, brother and other celebrities at notorious...
BANG TO RIGHTS; Swann Loses Plot as England Are Shamed
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH reports from Chittagong ENGLAND are one game away from a humiliating World Cup exit after losing to minnows Bangladesh in a bad-tempered game yesterday which could lead to disciplinary action against Graeme Swann. Andrew...
BANG TO RIGHTS; Swann Loses the Plot as England Shamed
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH reports from Chittagong ENGLAND are one game away from a humiliating World Cup exit after losing to minnows Bangladesh in a bad-tempered game yesterday which could lead to disciplinary action against Graeme Swann. Andrew...
Banks Borrowed [Euro]70bn to Stay Afloat Last Month
Byline: Joe Downes, Aiden Corkery EMERGENCY funding provided by the European Central Bank to Irish banks surged by [euro]19billion in the last month, to a total of [euro]70billion, it emerged yesterday. The funds are lent to banks when they are...
BEST CUP TIE EVER; One Semi-Final, Four Games, 171,000 Fans, a Host of World Cup Winners and Emergency Goalkeeper Bobby Moore Saving a Penalty. Just a Few Reasons Why Stoke V West Ham Could Claim to Be the. (Bet It's Not like This Tomorrow)
Byline: JEFF POWELL at Old Trafford, Wednesday, January 26, 1972 STOKE CITY take on West Ham tomorrow in the FA Cup quarterfinal at the Britannia Stadium -- but this clash will have to go some way to match the amazing League Cup semi-final between...
Billy Connolly's Naked Jig, a French Kiss from Hugh Grant and a Very Bovvered Tony Blair; ...Comic Relief's Most Memorable Moments
HUGH GRANT AND DAWN FRENCH KISS ON LIVE TELEVISION On Red Nose Day in 1995, Hugh Grant was waiting patiently backstage at BBC1 for his cue to kiss Dawn French live in front of an expectant nation. But with the show running over, their tongue tango...
Birth of a Nation
Byline: says MEERA DATTANI HE SHOT President Lincoln in the head inside this building. Mission accomplished for John Wilkes Booth.' I'm outside Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, and on an Abraham 'Abe' Lincoln assassination tour with guide and historian...
BIRTH OF A NATION; the U.S. Civil War Trail Makes for a Mesmerising Road Trip, Says MEERA DATTANI
Byline: MEERA DATTANI 'HE SHOT President Lincoln in the head inside this building. Mission accomplished for John Wilkes Booth.' I'm outside Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, on an Abraham 'Abe' Lincoln assassination tour with British-born guide and...
Blair Changes His Tune on Migration
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent TONY Blair yesterday admitted for the first time that mass immigration has produced a 'challenge' which causes alarm to millions. The former prime minister acknowledged there was a 'debate' over...
Blue Wonder
Byline: by CIARAN GALLAGHER SEAN MURRAY may be studying theoretical physics in Trinity College, but he has no theories to put towards any debate over the problematic Dublin fullback equation. In actual fact, the St Brigid's defender comes across...
Cabinet Making. Hong Kong Style
Byline: SENAN MOLONY POLITICAL ANIMAL THE Chinese came to the rescue of the incoming Government, Animal can reveal, now that the coalition has been safely formed. It wasn't a Chinese takeover, of the type that Ned O'Keeffe gave dread warnings...
Can Bono's New Tunes Kill off the Curse of Spider-Man?
Byline: Elaine Loughlin IT HAS been beset by delays, spiralling costs, bad reviews and cast members pulling out or suffering injuries - but Bono and The Edge refuse to give up on their Spider-Man musical. The U2 stars' enthusiasm for the everlasting...
CANTONA OR BERGKAMP? Martin Keown and Gary Pallister Pick Their Ultimate United-Arsenal Composite Team, but They Can't Agree on One Big Question
Byline: ALEX KAY IT IS today's big quarter-final tie and Martin Keown and Gary Pallister are in opposing red corners. The pair joined Sportsmail's ALEX KAY for a lunch at Wembley, overlooking the famous turf, but there was no way the two old war...
CANTONA OR BERGKAMP? Martin Keown and Gary Pallister Pick Their Ultimate United-Arsenal Composite Team, but They Can't Agree on One Big Question
IT IS today's big quarter-final tie and Martin Keown and Gary Pallister are in opposing red corners. The pair joined Sportsmail's ALEX KAY for a sumptuous lunch in a Club Wembley box overlooking the famous turf, but there was no way the two old war...
Cardiff Calling; 'Manic' Home Support Is Pressure -- Bowe
Byline: SHANE McGRATH TWO travelling wins have helped Welsh rugby to start feeling good about itself again, but Cardiff remains a cold home for this frustrating team. In six attempts since a championship defeat of Italy 12 months ago, Wales have...
Carragher Tackle 'Disgraceful' -- Ferguson
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON vented his fury yesterday over Jamie Carragher's horror challenge on Nani, branding it 'disgraceful'. After maintaining a media blackout all week, the Manchester United manager called a press conference...
Carragher Tackle Was a Disgrace, Says Fergie
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS, MATT BARLOW SIR Alex Ferguson vented his fury yesterday over Jamie Carragher's horror challenge on Nani and branded it 'disgraceful'. After maintaining a media blackout all week, the Manchester United manager called a press...
Charge! Let the Jasmine Revolution Roll on. with St Patrick at Its Head
Byline: SHAY HEALY SETS THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS ST PATRICK'S Day allows the Irish nation, in its widest sense, to wear, carry or drink the shamrock, apparently in a common national enterprise. This masks, at least for a time, the very disparate...
Cheryl's Big Brother Gets Six Years for Post Office Robbery Plot
Byline: Paul Sims CHERYL Cole's brother was yesterday jailed for six years for his part in a terrifying armed robbery. Andrew Tweedy, 30, helped plan the heist and supplied the four-strong gang with an imitation Beretta handgun. Armed with...
Church's Grip on Schools to Be Relaxed by New Minister
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent A PUSH towards transferring schools out of the hands of the Catholic Church is officially under way after a new forum was established by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn yesterday. The group has been...
Clegg's Steel Fortress; Security Cage Built in [Pounds Sterling]2m Operation to Protect Him from Students
Byline: Paul Sims, Gerri Peev MORE than 1,000 police officers and an 8ft high security fence will form a 'ring of steel' to protect Nick Clegg from thousands of student protesters today. Up to 10,000 demonstrators are expected in Sheffield where...
Conor Sinks Saints
Byline: PAUL DOWLING St Pat's Ath 2 BrayW 3 BRAY ended their nineyear wait for a win at Richmond Park after a remarkable comeback. Former Shamrock Rovers colt Conor Murphy marked his debut off the bench with a quick-fire double before Joe...
Corrupt Police Are Blamed for [Pounds Sterling]50m Collapse of Pub Axeman Murder Case
Byline: Stephen Wright POLICE have admitted corruption in the Met was a 'debilitating factor' in the [pounds sterling]50million collapse of one of Britain's most horrific unsolved murder cases. The latest attempt to gain justice for the killing...
Crosshairs Firmly Fixed on Scotland
Byline: by CHRIS FOY MARTIN Johnson will prepare his players to renew Calcutta Cup hostilities with Scotland at Twickenham tomorrow with a warning based on military logic about the need to expect the unexpected. The England manager believes complacency...
CURSED INHERITANCE; with Robert Maxwell's Favourite Daughter Embroiled in the Prince Andrew Scandal, How the Crooked Tycoon's Other Children Have Struggled to Escape His Poisonous Legacy
Byline: by Zoe Brennan WHEN 200 guests gather for her 90th birthday party tomorrow, Elisabeth Maxwell -- widow of disgraced newspaper publisher Robert Maxwell -- could be forgiven for casting an eye around the London penthouse where it is being...
Deep within Our Psyche, We Pine for the Great Primal Cathedrals of the FOREST
Byline: by Helen Rock ONCE upon a time, or so the generally accepted story goes, Ireland was so heavily wooded with native trees and shrubs that a red squirrel could travel all the way from Belfast to Kerry without its feet ever needing to touch...
Dodgers Beware, Census Folk Don't Take No for Answer
Byline: Ferghal Blaney AN ARMY of 5,000 enumerators will hit the streets this weekend delivering the official census forms across the country. Wherever you lay your head is where you must answer the census questions. Census night itself will...
Don't Let Unions Ruin My Reforms, Says Pension Tsar
Byline: Hamish Macdonell, Jason Groves MINISTERS must not give an inch to militant unions opposed to public sector pension reform, the Government's pensions tsar warned yesterday. Lord Hutton's plans, which would force millions of people to work...
End Toll Overcharging
Byline: Paul Caffrey MOTORISTS have been overcharged by close to [euro]300,000 since the start of the year to use key toll roads, a High Court judge has found. Mr Justice Peter Kelly yesterday ordered toll operators to slash their rates immediately...
Equality Chiefs Retreat on More Cash for B&B Gay Pair
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent EQUALITY bosses yesterday dropped their attempt to win more compensation for the gay couple who were refused a bed by Christian hoteliers. The Equality and Human Rights Commission had financed...
EU Leaders Shoot Down Cameron's No-Fly Zone
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor EU leaders last night delivered a major rebuff to David Cameron as Britain's own Brussels commissioner sabotaged his plans for tough action against Colonel Gaddafi. The Prime Minister warned Europe...
Even Obama Couldn't Save Kenny from the Lion's Den; A Heated Discussion with Sarkozy
Byline: David Haworth In Brussels HE had eight minutes on the phone with U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday but the morale boost from the world's most powerful leader counted for little when Enda Kenny walked into 'the lion's den' of 17 EU leaders....
Fergie: Carragher a 'Disgrace'
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON vented his fury yesterday over Jamie Carragher's horror challenge on Nani and branded it 'disgraceful'. After maintaining a media blackout all week, the Manchester United manager called a press conference to...
Fergie: Carragher a 'Disgrace'; 'You Fear an Infection'
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS SIR ALEX FERGUSON vented his fury yesterday over Jamie Carragher's horror challenge on Nani and branded it 'disgraceful'. After maintaining a media blackout all week, the Manchester United manager called a press conference to...
Flood Is the Man as Bohs Thrive
Byline: GARETH MAHER Bohemians 1 Drogheda Utd 0 BOHEMIANS supporters sang 'Everything's gonna be alright' as Pat Fenlon's side recorded their second win of the season and pushed their financial worries aside. It took a cool second-half finish...
For Elder Statesman Madjid Makes Strong Case
Byline: MARK WILSON WRITTEN off by some amidst Old Firm misery, David Weir chose the Europa League stage to deliver the firmest of ripostes to those who would place him out to pasture. Weir turned in an excellent display as part of a five-man...
Four Key Plants to Give Your Garden an Italian Feel
CITRUS Citrus growing is a long-standing obsession and a valuable source of income in Italy, where the brilliant colours of oranges and lemons look superb under the blue Mediterranean sky. In the gardens around Florence, the citrus are grown in magnificent...
Free Church Dissidents Strike Note of Discord
Byline: Tina Dawson WORSHIPPERS are threatening to split the Free Church of Scotland over the introduction of hymns during services. Some members are angry at plans to modernise the church, established in 1843, which has only ever allowed the...
FREE [Euro]5 BET WITH HACKETT'S FOR WALES V IRELAND
TODAY we are giving every Irish Daily Mail reader a [euro]5 bet with Hackett's bookmakers on the first try scorer of today's Wales V Ireland RBS 6 Nations match - ABSOLUTELY FREE. Wales will take on Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in the penultimate...
Free-Kick King Harte Is Worth a Punt at City
Byline: by IVAN SPECK AGEING full backs usually fade into the background or slip down the leagues to end their playing days. Not Ian Harte. The Reading defender has reversed the trend by swapping his dotage with Carlisle United for a tilt at...
Free-Kick King Harte Still a Work in Progress
Byline: by IVAN SPECK AGEING full backs usually fade into the background or slip down the leagues to end their playing days. Not Ian Harte. The Reading defender has reversed the trend by swapping his dotage with Carlisle United for a tilt at...
FRIDAY; Your Movie Planner
Byline: Simone Andrews, Vicky Thompson Jenifer (2001) PG 3.10PM, CH5 *** The story of Jenifer Estess, the actress who became a major fundraiser for research into Lou Gehrig's disease, which killed her at the age of 40. Moving TV fare, with the...
FRIENDS IN NEED; Survival Battle a Dilemma for Two Jimmys
Byline: by BARRY GRAHAM THEY were an inseparable double act at three SPL clubs for a decade, yet today, and for the remainder of the season, they go head-to-head in a battle to avoid relegation to the Second Division -- probably at the other's expense....
Gaddafi Handed Me the Warm Bodies of a Jack Rabbit and a Pigeon - Recent Sacrifices. These Gifts Did Not Reassure Me; as the Tyrant Colonel Fights for Power in Libya, the Irish Film Maker Recalls His Extraordinary and Chilling Encounters
Byline: by Bob Quinn IF you want to know what he's like - reverse what his opponents say.' That Sufi proverb was at the back of my mind when I was invited to Libya to write Muammar Gaddafi's official biography. Apparently the reputation of my...
Gav's Words of Wisdom Are a Perfect Pick-Me-Up
Byline: by JOHN BARCLAY NOBODY has been hurting more than the players after our poor start to the Six Nations. Now we want to make it up to the fans by coming away from Twickenham with a win. We know it won't be easy but, as Gavin Hastings told...
Get Ready to Do the iPod Shuffle; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Is the shuffle function on the iPod genuinely random? IF RANDOMNESS is 'having no specific pattern, purpose or objective', then the sequence of tunes played by an iPod is not truly random. In a truly...
Get Ready to Do the iPod Shuffle; ANSWER TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Is the shuffle function on the iPod genuinely random? IF RANDOMNESS is 'having no specific pattern, purpose or objective', then the sequence of tunes played by an iPod is not truly random. In a truly...
Give Neil His Final Flourish, Says No.2
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN JOHAN MJALLBY last night urged the Scottish FA to let Neil Lennon lead out his Celtic side for his first Hampden final as manager. The Parkhead boss will watch next weekend's Co-Operative Insurance Cup Final from the stands...
Grand Finale on Back-Burner; Proud Smith Faces Europe Reality as Rangers March On
Byline: by PETER JARDINE WALTER SMITH isn't dreaming of Dublin just yet. Nor is he lying awake at night contemplating the prospect of a second European final with Rangers in four seasons. For this current, threadbare Ibrox squad, reaching the...
Grandma, What Great Style You've Got! Forget the Blue Rinse, Knitting and Sensible Shoes - Today's Crop of Grandmothers Are an Inspiration to Us All with Their Spirited Personalities, Fashion Fabulousness and High-Octane Lifestyles. from Iconic Pop Star and Entrepreneur Lulu to a Beauty-Brand CEO and a Hollywood Make-Up Artist, Karen Kay Gets Up to Speed with the Uber-Glam Gran Clan
Lulu, 62, singer and businesswoman The chart-topping entertainer - who has enjoyed almost five decades at the top of her profession, and has more recently launched Time Bomb, an award-winning, bestselling skincare range - has one grandchild, 15-month-old...
Granny Rule Calls for No Pennants
Byline: Shane McGrath JERMAINE PENNANT is easily dealt with. Too stupid to soften his cheap ambitions with some land-of-my-forefathers blarney, he can be quickly dismissed as a fool on the make. But if ham fists stop Pennant waving the green...
Greener Pastures Awaiting Forest Ace Luke
Byline: GARETH MAHER and PHILIP QUINN NOTTINGHAM Forest defender Luke Chambers could be the latest player to declare for the Republic of Ireland after claiming the FAI have asked him to become an Irish citizen. The news will be a further boost...
Grey Men in Power. but It's All Down to Fionnuala
PRESIDENT Bill Clinton has just been elected to the White House, and he and his wife Hillary make a triumphant homecoming to Little Rock. On the way, they stop for petrol and Hillary chats briefly to the chap working the pumps. Back in the car,...
Guilty, the Men Who Helped Moat on Gun Rampage
Byline: Claire Ellicott TWO men were found guilty yesterday of conspiring with Raoul Moat and acting as henchmen during his murderous rampage. Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan broke down in the dock as they were convicted of assisting the gunman, who...
Hartley Won't Rise to Bait
Byline: CHRIS FOY DYLAN HARTLEY has dismissed Scottish attempts to goad him ahead of tomorrow's Calcutta Cup showdown. Having already been the victim of stinging public criticism from Wales coach Warren Gatland prior to the start of the RBS Six...
HAVE A HEART; Let Lennon Lead Celts out in Final, Mjallby Begs SFA; MJALLBY MAKES NEIL PLEA
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN JOHAN MJALLBY last night urged the SFA to allow Neil Lennon to lead out his Celtic side for his first Hampden final as manager. The Parkhead boss will watch next weekend's Co-operative Insurance Cup Final from the stands...
Heat Is on and Losing Is Just Not an Option
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS and MATT BARLOW THE enmity of old may no longer exist between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, but there is still enough riding on today's FA Cup quarter-final to suggest the technical area, not to mention the tunnel, may...
He's in the Top Ten IDIOTS in the Premier League; the Lies about His Grannies Dying, the Tacky Cars, the Outrageous Spending. and Now Stephen Ireland's Rant against His Home Town. So Why DO People Say
Byline: by Patrice Harrington IT WAS as thick and illadvised as the shag-pile carpet in his chintzy mansion. When Stephen Ireland did a recent interview with French magazine So Foot, it was supposed to be just 15 quickfire questions about his boot...
Hidden Agenda for Hanlon
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN STAY on the right side of Hidden Cyclone in the novice hurdle at Navan tomorrow. Shark Hanlon's charge, who has won five races to date and four of them over hurdles, looks something of a good thing. The tough six-year-old...
His Favourite Film Is Braveheart, He Cheers on the Scots and Calls William Wallace a Great Warrior. but He Is England's Full-Back and He Wants to Put Us to the Sword; EXCLUSIVE; Foden Fancies a Bit of the Braveheart Spirit
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON and CHRIS FOY ENGLAND full-back Ben Foden has admitted that his favourite movie is Braveheart -- and each time he watches it, he's rooting for Scotland. However, Foden, a try-scoring hero against France in England's last Six...
Hitler's Mistress: Extraordinary Lost Pictures of Eva Braun at Play
Byline: by Guy Walters AT first glance, these pictures are so ordinary that they could come from anyone's dusty old family album. There are picnics and parties, pets and silly poses - all the normal things you might associate with a middle-class...
Home Truths
Byline: Lindsay Nicholson Before I married The Husband, I had a fridge that caused other women to weep with envy. It looked like something out of Sex And The City. It made ice. It stopped salad going soggy. I could probably have controlled the NASA...
Horoscopes
Byline: SALLY BROMPTON PISCES 20 FEB-20 MARCH Do you have the feeling that you have bitten off more than you can chew? If so, don't worry because whatever new duties and responsibilities you have taken on, the planets indicate that they will get...
How Awesome Power of the Tsunami Is Unleashed
Byline: by Michael Hanlon SCIENCE EDITOR THE total energy released by yesterday's quake is equivalent to the explosion of 6.7trillion tons of TNT, about a thousand times the combined power of all the world's nuclear weapons. And the scenes we...
HOW FRA GILE WE ARE; SATURDAY ESSAY; the Malevolent Black Fist of Water Did So Much More Than Smash Homes and Factories to Matchwood. It Also Crushed Our Sense of Immortality ...Yet Being at the Mercy of the Terrible Murmurings of Nature Reminds Us What It Means to Be Human
Byline: by Philip Nolan EVEN the distancing effect of television couldn't negate or dilute the power of the images we saw yesterday. A black, malevolent fist of water, peppered with the debris of the familiar -- cars, trucks, boats, even houses...
How to Gain from Venture Trusts; INVESTMENT EXTRA
Byline: BY SYLVIA MORRIS WITH less than four weeks until the end of the tax year on April 5 investors have a final chance to capitalise on annual allowances and tax concessions. Among the less well known are Venture Capitalist Trusts (VCTs) -...
HOW WE TRAPPED OUR LOVE RAT; It Was an Extraordinary Pact. Four Women Who Unwittingly Shared the Same Audaciously Lying Lover Reveal How They Lured Him to a House and Confronted Him One by One. as the Video Camera Rolled
Byline: by Helen Weathers THE look on Simon Reid's face is priceless. Like a trapped animal, terrified eyes stare into a camcorder recording his every squirm. The nerve in his jaw twitches, his mouth is a goldfish 'O' of surprise. You can almost...
HURRAY FOR MY EMPTY NEST; No More Apple Cores Left on the Sofa. No More Teethmarks on the Cheese. No More Door-Slamming and Staying in Bed until Lunch. as Her Only Child Leaves Home, DEBORAH ROSS Is Cock-a-Hoop ... So Why Is She Also Shedding a Tear?
Byline: by Deborah Ross HERE is an account from a mother who wishes to tell you what it is actually like to suffer from 'empty nest syndrome'. It's a good account, and a true account, and well worth a read unless you still have children at home...
I Dragged Yobs Who Attacked a Fire Crew by the Scruff of Their Necks. You Might Approve, but It Put Me in the Dock and out of a Job; EXCLUSIVE: Shocking Story of How Scotland's Soft Touch Justice Ruined the Life of an Honourable Policeman
Byline: tells GRAHAM GRANT WHEN asked to provide a police escort for firemen at risk from dangerous hooligans, PC John Carr responded without delay. He tackled two of the teenage thugs, one of whom he had seen throwing a burning stick at firemen,...
I Know What Beauty Is Now; She Was Left Disfigured When Her Ex Threw Acid in Her Face. Yet, as Katie Piper Explains in This Poignant Interview, the Attack Made Her a Better Person
Byline: Rebecca Hardy Katie Piper is thinking of having her hair cut short and dyed. She doesn't want to be known as 'that blonde who had acid thrown in her face'. That girl, the old-Katiebefore-the-scars, has been put in a box. Buried. Erased....
I like Braveheart, but We Must Win This Time! THE INSIDE VIEW
Byline: BEN FODEN OUR job is to be ruthless when we play against Scotland at Twickenham tomorrow. I honestly believe that if all of us in the England team do our jobs, we've got the edge on them, whatever they do. If we are serious about winning...
I Lost My Son and the Man I Love Has Left Me. How Can I Go On?
Byline: BEL MOONEY DEAR BEL FIVE years ago, life was pretty good. My two boys were great, my partner and I had good jobs and a flourishing social life. We were living apart, but happily so. We'd found that we seemed to argue often when we were...
In a Few Cataclysmic Moments, a Town of 70,000 Is Reduced to Rubble and Flames by the Tsunami; AND AFTER THE FLOOD CAME THE INFERNO
Byline: David Williams Chief Reporter IN a terrifying demonstration of the force of nature, a tsunami created by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded devastated Japan yesterday. A 30ft-high wall of water, mud and debris rolling...