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Articles from March 2, 2012

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83 Children Are Tortured for Being 'Witches'; Case of Boy Beaten to Death over 4 Days Exposes Horrifying Crimewave Fuelled by Medieval Beliefs
Byline: Chris Greenwood Crime Reporter MORE than 80 children have suffered appalling abuse after being branded as witches in a crimewave fuelled by medieval beliefs imported from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The scale of the problem - with...
Abbey Ending? No Go for This Chauffeur
I answered a stately home advert And acquired the position of chauffeur, Which sounded OK, But for most of the day I was merely a glorified gofer. However, I wasn't complaining, I was housed in some quite decent quarters, Where I thought up a scheme...
Abbey Ending? No Go for This Chauffeur; PETERBOROUGH
I answered a stately home advert And acquired the position of chauffeur, Which sounded OK, But for most of the day I was merely a glorified gofer. However, I wasn't complaining, I was housed in some quite decent quarters, Where I thought up a scheme...
A Dazzling Barmaid Served My Pint. It Was Only Then I Realised: Oh My God, I've Given Up Drink for Lent
Byline: TOM UTLEY EVERY working Thursday for the past six years, I've taken the short walk at lunchtime from the office to the pub for a pint of London Pride and a think about what I should write in Friday's paper. And so it was yesterday, when...
A Good Day out? Three Pints of Claret and a Public Hanging; BOOK OF THE WEEK
Byline: Roger Lewis LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY: A GREAT AND MONSTROUS THING BY JERRY WHITE (Bodley Head [pounds sterling]25 [pounds sterling]20) WHOEVER dubbed the 18th century 'the Age of Reason' was having a laugh. It was the age of mob...
A Grand Day out? Three Pints of Claret and a Public Hanging; BOOK OF THE WEEK
Byline: Roger Lewis LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY: A GREAT AND MONSTROUS THING BY JERRY WHITE (Bodley Head [pounds sterling]25 [pounds sterling]20) WHOEVER dubbed the 18th century 'the Age of Reason' was having a laugh. It was the age of mob...
A Higher Gear
Byline: by ADAM REDMOND YOU can't escape the pressure to perform: not in training, not on the pitch, not on your day off. Life is cut-throat but Fionn Carr has no regrets: 'I knew coming back here it was going to be a challenge, that's what I wanted.'...
Ahoy There, Me Hearties! I Spy Spoilsports
Byline: Martin Samuel THERE used to be a flag in a garden two along from us. A dirty great cross of St George: emphasis on the dirty. It was inherited, the property of the previous owner, and the new people either liked it or couldn't be bothered...
Andy's on a Revenge Mission
Byline: by MIKE DICKSON Tennis Correspondent ANDY MURRAY will today attempt to do what nobody managed last year and inflict a defeat on Novak Djokovic before June. World No 1 Djokovic is off to another impregnable start this year but Murray has...
A NEW TWIST; Rangers Accused of Misleading SFA on Secret EBT Deals. ALLY STILL SMILING THROUGH THE PAIN; EXCLUSIVE; 'SFA Was Misled by Club over Payments to Players'
Byline: JOHN McGARRY RANGERS last night stood accused of failing to properly register players after a former director revealed secretive payments had been consistently excluded from contracts lodged with the SFA. The embattled Ibrox club are...
Anger of Parents as Head Takes Week off School to Go Skiing; 'We'd Face [Pounds Sterling]100 Fine If We Took Our Children Out'
Byline: Andy Dolan A HEADMASTER has outraged parents by taking a week off school to go skiing. John Demmerling is enjoying a family break this week, a fortnight after the half-term holiday, even though parents would face a [pounds sterling]100...
An Olympic Achievement at WPP
Byline: Rupert Steiner STRONG growth in Asia and a boom in online advertising helped marketing giant WPP buck the global downturn to post a record performance 'on virtually whatever measure you care to name'. The world's largest advertising group,...
Are Some Actors Now Too Famous to Enjoy? Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR jan.moir@dailymail.co.uk THIS week I went to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the film adaptation of Deborah Moggach's charming novel. The plot follows the adventures of a group of English pensioners who meet when they retire...
A Salesman You Simply Can't Refuse
Byline: Baz Bamigboye PHILIP Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman complains that his son Biff -- played by Andrew Garfield -- is a 'lazy bum'. Later on in the new production of Death Of A Salesman on Broadway, Willy's wife Linda calls her younger son,...
A SMOOTHER MOVE; How to Swap Your Home for a New-Build and Avoid a Chain, Says Mark Hughes-Morgan
Byline: Mark Hughes-Morgan HOMES spend an average ten weeks on the market in England -- and even longer in some regions -- according to property analyst Hometrack. But if you are looking to buy a new-build home, part-exchange could speed things...
A Titanic Triumph with More Than a Dash of Downton
Byline: REVIEW BY JAN MOIR ITV's new [pounds sterling]11million drama chronicling the Titanic disaster will tell 'the whole story' for the first time, creator Julian Fellowes promised yesterday. In a dig at James Cameron's epic version of the...
A Titanic Triumph with More Than a Dash of Downton; REVIEW
Byline: BY JAN MOIR ITV's new [pounds sterling]11million drama chronicling the Titanic disaster will tell 'the whole story' for the first time, creator Julian Fellowes promised yesterday. In a dig at James Cameron's epic version of the tragedy...
'Awful' Fall Has Kauto on Brink
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND KAUTO STAR is a major doubt for this month's Cheltenham Gold Cup. Trainer Paul Nicholls last night admitted the double champion will have to prove his fitness by a week tomorrow or the dream of a historic third Gold Cup...
Bank Debt Write-Off Will Sway the Voters; Burton Breaks Ranks to Ask for Treaty Sweetener
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Political Correspondent A YES vote in the Fiscal Compact referendum would be more likely if Brussels reduces the cost of our bank bailout, Joan Burton claimed yesterday. The Social Protection Minister said the public had...
Barbaric Torture of 83 Children Branded Witches; Case of Boy Beaten to Death over 4 Days Exposes Horrifying Crimewave Fuelled by Medieval Beliefs
Byline: Chris Greenwood Crime Reporter MORE than 80 children have suffered appalling abuse after being branded as witches in a crimewave fuelled by medieval beliefs imported from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The scale of the problem - with...
Beaten to Death for Talking to Children
Byline: Charlotte Thomson A SCHOOLBOY and a mother were facing jail last night after they admitted beating to death a man they wrongly believed was a paedophile. Gordon Morrice was attacked hours after he asked if he could bounce on a child's...
BHOY PLEASES WITH EASE; Forrest Takes Step-Up for Scots in His Stride -- Just like Everything Else
Byline: by JOHN McGARRY HOW far can he go? They are the five words that now seem mandatory whenever any conversation turns to the subject of James Forrest. Having breezed through his full Scotland debut with characteristic nonchalance on Wednesday,...
Bid Talk Lights Up Power Firm; MARKET REPORT
Byline: Geoff Foster THE City spotlight was on International Power towards the close as excited punters switched on to revived bid talk. Shares of the group which has six power plants in the UK, including the coal-fired station at Rugeley in...
Bird That's a High-Flier
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION How long can a Canada goose fly for without stopping to rest? FOR the chunky British version of this bird, the answer is not very far. The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is native to the American Atlantic...
Bird That's a High Flier; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION How long can a Canada goose fly for without stopping to rest? THE Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is native to the American Atlantic seaboard and has large breeding populations all over Canada, Alaska and Northern U.S. These geese migrate...
Bird That's a High-Flier; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION How long can a Canada goose fly for without stopping to rest? FOR the chunky British version of this bird, the answer is not very far. The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is native to the American Atlantic...
Blitz Spirit Got Us through, Say Britons on Crippled Liner
Byline: From Arthur Martin in Mahe, Seychelles BRITONS on board the stricken cruise liner Costa Allegra told yesterday how they feared they were 'sitting ducks' for pirates during their three-day ordeal. As the ship finally limped into harbour...
BOHEMIANS Manager: Aaron Callaghan Ground: [...]
BOHEMIANS Manager: Aaron Callaghan Ground: Dalymount Park Last season: 5th Title odds: 66-1 Transfers in Derek Pender, Neil Harney, Evan McMillan, Sean Stewart, John O'Connor, Dave Mulcahy (St Patrick's Athletic), Danny Joyce (Everton...
Boy, 10, Choked to Death after Ambulance Satnav Failed to Find His Home
Byline: Liz Hull A BOY of ten who choked on a gobstopper died because an ambulance crew couldn't pinpoint his house on their satellite navigation system. Kane Wade was playing in his garden when the sweet became lodged in his windpipe. His...
Call for Action as Human Trafficking Cases Double
INVESTIGATIONS into human trafficking have more than doubled, as scores of women are brought into Scotland to be sex slaves. Just under 100 cases a year are being taken to the authorities, compared with only 39 in 2009. Many of the victims are...
Call of Duty
Byline: by ROB ROBERTSON AL KELLOCK could quite easily have spent a leisurely time relaxing with his family this weekend. With Scotland enjoying a Six Nations break, the chance was there to put his feet up and watch Glasgow Warriors' clash with...
Care at All
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN Chief Football Writer CHARLIE ADAM blazed a penalty high over the Wembley bar in last Sunday's Carling Cup Final. When it comes to Rangers and Craig Whyte, however, the Scotland player doesn't miss his target. The former...
Champs Look to Cement Place in History
Byline: by JOHN HARRINGTON THE 100th Fitzgibbon Cup deserves a great final weekend, and it will surely get it. Today's Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals will feature two matches between four superb teams boasting some of the most talented...
Channel Hopping; ON THE BOX
Byline: EOIN MURPHY SUPERSIZE VS SUPER SKINNY TUESDAY, 8pm, CHANNEL 4 Why is it that everyone who presents a dieting show must be good looking? One of the reasons I liked Gerry Ryan on Operation Transformation was that he never patronised...
Children 'Ate like Vultures' and Lived in Their Own Filth
Byline: Sonya McLean FIVE children at the centre of a horrific case of neglect were not even toilet trained by the time they had to be rescued from their parents and put in care, a court heard yesterday. They wolfed their food which they pushed...
City Watchdog Shows Its Teeth; City FOCUS
Byline: James Salmon THE scandal of insider dealing, which has tainted some of the City's biggest blue-chip companies, spread to the attractive market town of Northwich in Cheshire and the Lancashire borough of Rossendale yesterday. Officers...
Colin Bags a New Wife
Byline: Baz Bamigboye OSCAR-WINNING star Colin Firth has found a new wife: Nicole Kidman.She will take the role over from Rachel Weisz as the remarkable woman who helped her husband try to overcome nightmares caused by his horrific World War II...
Colin Bags a New Wife
Byline: Baz Bamigboye in America OSCAR-WINNING star Colin Firth has found a new wife: Nicole Kidman. She will take the role over from Rachel Weisz as the remarkable woman who helped her husband try to overcome nightmares caused by his horrific World...
Commons Brawl MP Accused of an Affair with a Schoolgirl
Byline: Vanessa Allen and Lucy Osborne AN MP charged with assault over a Commons bar brawl faced fresh calls to quit yesterday after he was accused of having an affair with a schoolgirl. Senior Labour officials said Eric Joyce, 51, should stand...
Councillor Only a Phone Call Away. in Australia
Byline: Sandra Mallon A FIANNA FAIL town councillor has been allowed to remain on the local authority despite moving to Australia. Kevin Dwyer left New Ross, Co. Wexford, six months ago but this week emailed the town council asking for an extension...
Country Life for Townies
Byline: by Jenny Shields WHEN we think of large properties, we tend to imagine rambling places in the depths of the countryside. But living in the wilds does not suit everyone and some people want a big property which is close to amenities. Built...
Critics' Choice
CELEBRITY PET HATES Room 101, 8.30pm, BBC1 FRANK SKINNER invites a further trio to nominate their pet hates. In the penultimate episode of the series, Larry Lamb, Lauren Laverne (pictured) and comedian David O'Doherty battle it out, with suggestions...
Critics' Choice
CELEBRITY PET HATES Room 101, 8.30pm, BBC1 FRANK SKINNER invites a further trio to nominate their pet hates. In the penultimate episode of the series, Larry Lamb, Lauren Laverne (pictured) and comedian David O'Doherty battle it out, with suggestions...
Dark Tale of an Under-Cover Mother; POPULAR FICTION
Byline: WENDY HOLDEN THE WOMAN WHO WENT TO BED FOR A YEAR BY SUE TOWNSEND (Michael Joseph [pounds sterling]18.99 [pounds sterling]16.99) WHO doesn't occasionally feel that life's too much and they'd rather stay in bed? But Eva Beaver...
Days before He Killed Himself, the Desperate Tweets of Blinded PC
Byline: Paul Sims THE policeman gunned down and blinded by Raoul Moat sent a series of desperate messages threatening to kill himself in the days before he was found hanged. Colleagues of PC David Rathband, 44, were so concerned about his state...
De Gea Is Ordered to Beef Up
Byline: IAN LADYMAN MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea needs to bulk up if he wants to become the complete Barclays Premier League goalkeeper. At 21 years old, De Gea has struggled to...
DEMENTED DEFIANCE OF A DESPOT; His Wife's Unfaithful. His Aides Plot. but Mugabe Insists He Has More Powers Than Jesus. as His Country Starves, the Mail Joined His Lavish 88th Birthday Party
Byline: from Andrew Malone IN MUTARE, ZIMBABWE DERANGED he may be, but in his dotage Robert Gabriel Mugabe still manages a good line in firebrand rhetoric. After he arrives by helicopter at a football stadium in a remote corner of Zimbabwe for...
Disney's Brave Move 'To Boost Tourism'
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes IT is the much-anticipated animated film set in the Highlands and already tipped for global success. Now Scotland's main tourist board has teamed up with filmmaker DisneyPixar in a landmark international advertising...
Don't Blast the Taliban!
Byline: John Cooper DRONE attacks on Taliban commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan make peace less likely, says the officer who led Prince Harry in to battle in Helmand. Major General Andrew Mackay was Scotland's most senior officer and commanded...
Don't Downsize New Children's Hospital
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor DOCTORS specialising in young patients have warned against 'downsizing' the planned National Children's Hospital. Leading paediatricians said that they are 'not asking for a Jacuzzi' in every corner of the...
Do Us All a Favour Cheerless Chops and Lighten Up! Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR HE Coalition is under fresh attack, Obama's Tpopularity has taken another dip and Ken Clarke's plans to launch a system of secret courts to dispense justice behind locked doors chills the blood of any right-thinking person. Yet...
Dream Cruise Becomes Irishwoman's Nightmare
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Neil Michael and Arthur Martin Terror and chaos on stricken ship in three days of horror at sea IT was meant to be the cruise of a lifetime, a luxury excursion with passengers paying up to [euro]4,000 a head for the privilege....
DUNDALK V SLIGO ROVERS Tonight, [...]
Byline: Compiled by GARETH MAHER DUNDALK v SLIGO ROVERS Tonight, Oriel Park, 7.45 DERRY C v BOHEMIANS Tonight, Brandywell Stadium, 7.45 TEAM NEWS: Derry boss Declan Devine will hope to have key men Kevin Deery and Mark Farren available. Midfielder...
End in Sight for Martin as FF Is Going Nowhere Fast, Claims an Insider
Byline: Niamh Lyons FIANNA Fail will not split over Eamon O Cuiv's sacking but Micheal Martin won't last long as Fianna Fail leader, a party stalwart has suggested. Former senator Nicholas O Conchubhair, whose family were founder members of Fianna...
Engelbert Eurodinck
Byline: Paul Revoir and Alasdair Glennie WE have tried every trick in the book - a once-popular boy band, a couple of former reality show contestants, and even a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But Britain's performance in the Eurovision...
Engelbert Eurodinck; 75-Year-Old Crooner with World's Biggest Fan Club and 'More Paternity Suits Than Mattresses' Is UK's Eurovision Entry
Byline: Paul Revoir and Alasdair Glennie WE have tried every trick in the book - a once-popular boy band, a couple of former reality show contestants, and even a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. But Britain's performance in the Eurovision...
England Are Falling Behind as the Race for Finals Is On
Byline: by MATT BARLOW THE impact of Fabio Capello's decision to walk out on England is finally starting to sink in. The Three Lions drift. It is less than three months to the deadline when the squads for the European Championship must be submitted...
Enjoy the Sunshine While You Can, Folks
Byline: Sandra Mallon BRRR! Don't let this week's warm weather fool you - for freezing temperatures of minus 4C are on the way. The mercury crept towards 15C this week as we had our warmest February for 14 years. Although March has arrived,...
EU Deal Sends 12,000 Indian Workers to UK
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor BRUSSELS has drawn up a secret diktat which could force Britain to take in 12,000 workers from India, despite soaring unemployment at home. The order is part of an EU-wide plan to boost trade with India,...
Euro 'Meddlers' Blast Dale Farm Eviction
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent BRITAIN is undermining the rights of gipsies and travellers to housing which is 'culturally acceptable' to them, Europe's human rights watchdog has warned. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for...
Euro 'Meddlers' Blast Eviction at Dale Farm
Byline: Steve Doughty BRITAIN is undermining the rights of gipsies and travellers to housing which is 'culturally acceptable' to them, Europe's human rights watchdog has warned. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council...
Factory Output Boosts Lagging UK Economy
BRITISH manufacturers were among the strongest in Europe last month despite being held back by the rising oil price, writes Hugo Duncan. Factory output in the UK increased for a second month in a row as the economy bounced back from the slump at...
Falling in Love with a Woman Made Me So Happy, Says Mary Queen of Shops
Byline: Simon Neville MARY Portas has spoken candidly of how she made herself 'totally and utterly happy' after divorcing her husband - by falling for a woman. The fashion entrepreneur, who was married for 13 years and has two children, described...
Fans' Delight at Upsurge Makes It All Worthwhile
Byline: GAVIN DUFFY I'M SURE it has always been a way of life for rugby players to be noticed in places like Limerick and Dublin, but in Galway we've always been able to blend into the background ... well, until recently. You might be raking...
Fast Track to Finding England's New Coach
Byline: Chris Foy WORLD OF RUGBY IAN RITCHIE is not wasting time. Just four days into his tenure at Twickenham, the new RFU chief executive has his foot pressed on the accelerator -- to drive through a high-priority appointment. What we now know...
Fight against Evil on the Web; COMMENT
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER City Editor THERE is a tendency to regard the corporate giants of the digital age as warm and cuddly because the bosses wear T-shirts and trade under mantras such as 'do no evil'. But the reality is that Google, Facebook...
FILM STAR, SEX BOMB ... FEMINIST? A New Book Argues That Liz Taylor Was Really a Women's Libber at Heart; FILM
Byline: JANE SHILLING THE ACCIDENTAL FEMINIST BY M.G. LORD (Walker [pounds sterling]16.99) FOR successive generations of cinema-goers, Elizabeth Taylor represented a dazzling variety of enviable qualities. There was her extraordinary beauty...
Fitz Finally Back in Fold
Byline: ADAM REDMOND LUKE FITZGERALD returns for Leinster tonight after a nine-week lay-off as he takes his place in an exciting back line for the PRO12 leaders' clash with Aironi. The Ireland and Lions winger has battled with a neck injury which...
Fowler Could Be Tangerine Dream for Us -- Holloway
Byline: DOMINIC KING ROBBIE FOWLER is in line for a sensational return to English football after he started training with Championship side Blackpool. Should the former Liverpool and England star continue to impress in training at Bloomfield...
Freddie's the New Fantastic Mr Fox
Byline: by Nicole Lampert FREDDIE Fox is only slightly concerned that most of the scripts which come through his door are for 'spoiled and entitled brats'. He is doing rather well with them. There was Edwin Drood, the arrogant young rich Dickens...
Freddie's the New Fantastic Mr Fox; ... but I'm Determined to Hit the Big Time on My Own, Says Edward Fox's Son
Byline: by Nicole Lampert FREDDIE Fox is only slightly concerned that most of the scripts which come through his door are for 'spoiled and entitled brats'. He is doing rather well with them. There was Edwin Drood, the arrogant young rich Dickens...
Friends and Family Say Their Goodbyes to 'The World's Funniest Man'
Byline: Michelle O'Keeffe HAL Roach was 'the funniest man in the world', Brendan Grace told mourners as he paid tribute to the comedian at his funeral. Family and friends gathered yesterday at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock,...
From Friendly Fire to 7/7 - What We Would NEVER Have Found out under Secret Justice
'FRIENDLY FIRE' MILITARY DEATHS FAILINGS that led to preventable military deaths would never have been exposed without public inquests. Examples include: Helen Perry learned only by chance, from an Army padre, that her Royal Military Policeman...
Fury over Pay and Perks for Lloyds' Finance Chief
Byline: James Salmon THE row over bankers' bonuses re-ignited yesterday as Lloyds admitted it is dishing out up to [pounds sterling]6m in pay and perks to its new finance director George Culmer. After months of speculation the bank, which is...
Fyffes Posts Solid Result as Market Stabilises
Byline: Joe Downes FYFFES is showing the fruits of its success with pre-tax profits of [euro]12.5m for 2011, up [euro]3.7m from the previous year. The Dublin-listed fruit importer said that total revenues rose to [euro]850m from [euro]742m in...
Gemma Starting to Believe Again
Byline: by MIKE DICKSON THE issue of mental trauma and professional sport has been intricately linked by tragic events in recent months and few athletes know more about the subject than 100 metres backstroke world record holder and Olympic gold...
Ger Dundon's Ex-Girlfriend Is Accused of a 'Vendetta'
Byline: Brian Carroll A WOMAN who claims the brothers of her gangster ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her has a vendetta against the family, the Special Criminal Court heard yesterday. The claim against April Collins was made in a statement to...
'Gerrard Should Be Skipper'
Byline: MATT BARLOW and DOMINIC KING STUART PEARCE'S decision to overlook Steven Gerrard and hand the England captaincy to Scott Parker has stunned his Liverpool team-mates. Parker led his country for the first time against Holland at Wembley...
Green Machines or Plastic Paddies? You Be the Judge
Byline: Mail Box CIARAN GALLAGHER'S WORLD OF BOXING IT IS an Irish question that is sure to raise its head over the next month or so -- who should be cheered on as green heroes of the ring? The anticipated highlight of Irish fight dates this month...
Green Shoots Need Tending
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN GIOVANNI Trapattoni was only half joking yesterday when he wished for an Aladdin's Lamp, so he could ask the genie inside to conjure up more players for the Republic of Ireland. As he reflected, quite theatrically at times,...
HARRY ON HOLD; FA Widen the Net beyond People's Choice Redknapp; DATE WITH DESTINY FOR OUR GOLDEN GIRL... SIR TREVOR HAS DOUBTS
Byline: MATT LAWTON and CHARLES SALE THE FA will next week draw up a list of candidates to be the next England manager that will offer alternatives to hot favourite Harry Redknapp. Sportsmail understands there is some opposition to the Tottenham...
Helping Themselves
FOREIGN aid was a splendid ideal: the notion that people in the UK and the developed world could, by contributing sums that would not significantly inconvenience them, give poor people in developing countries access to food, water, medical assistance...
Here Come the Girls!
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent IN most families, it would probably be called a girls' day out. But while one can hardly imagine the Queen using such a term, she seemed utterly delighted to be accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall...
HE'S STILL THE BOSS! Bruce Springsteen Returns with a State-of-the-Nation Broadside
Byline: by Adrian Thrills Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball (Columbia) Verdict: On the money **** SPRINGSTEEN'S first album since the death of his saxophonist Clarence Clemons last summer was always going to be a significant one. The Boss...
He Was a Man with Hope and Humour. Then the Nightmares Tore Him Apart
Byline: Sue Reid DAVID Rathband was a ladies' man. He liked women and showed it, even after his once handsome face, with two unseeing eyes, had been peppered with shotgun pellet scars and when his loving wife, Kath, was sitting by his side. The...
How Are the Other Nations Getting Ready?
With Ireland's hopes tempered by conservative squad selections and an unconvincing draw with Czech Republic. MIKEY STAFFORD looks at how their group rivals, and major European forces, are shaping up for Euro 2012. SPAIN Form: Only won three of their...
How Are the Other Nations Getting Ready?
With choppy form, and an ever-changing squad, England are in need of an inspirational manager. LEO SPALL looks at how their group opponents and the major European forces are shaping up ahead of Euro 2012. FRANCE Form: Won three of an unbeaten...
How Met Men Dined in Style
These are some of the exclusive London restaurants where News International executives wined and dined John Yates and Andy Hayman JOHN YATES THE CLUB AT THE IVY: The fashionable Ivy, (below right) Covent Garden, has its own ultra-exclusive inner...
How Our Little Boy Googled His Illness and Found out He Was Dying
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter WHEN their eight-year-old was diagnosed with terminal illness, Dominic and Caroline Stacey thought it best to keep the tragic news from him. They had, however, not reckoned on Dominic Junior's inquisitive nature. He...
How Our Son Googled His Illness.And Found out He Was Dying
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter WHEN their eight-year-old was diagnosed with terminal illness, Dominic and Caroline Stacey thought it best to keep the tragic news from him. They had, however, not reckoned on Dominic Junior's inquisitive nature. He...
I Asked for Him Not to Be Jailed. All I Wanted Was a Sorry
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By Sandra Murphy A SIMPLE apology was all the mother of backpacker Gearoid Walsh wanted, having pleading for mercy for the man accused of killing him. Instead, Treasa Walsh was disgusted to see Tobias Simmons and his friends...
I Cleaned Up, Mum!
Byline: Neil Pooran LIKE any typical teenager, Ryan Kitching resisted all his mother's attempts to get him to tidy his bedroom. For two weeks the 19-year-old turned a deaf ear to all her pleas for him to clear up the mess. But when he finally...
Injured Kauto a Doubt for Gold Cup; 'Awful' Fall Hits Star Attraction
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND Racing Correspondent KAUTO STAR is a major doubt for this month's Cheltenham Gold Cup after sustaining an injury. Trainer Paul Nicholls last night admitted the double champion will have to prove his fitness by a week tomorrow...
Is American Healthcare Better Than the NHS?
FURTHER to Lucy Broadbent's account of her treatment in an American hospital (Mail), a few years ago I, too, had my gall bladder removed in the U.S., but my experience was very different. I'd been to a family wedding in Washington, and then went on...
Is American Healthcare Better Than the NHS? DEBATE
FURTHER to Lucy Broadbent's account of her treatment in an American hospital (Mail), a few years ago I, too, had my gall bladder removed in the U.S., but my experience was very different. I'd been to a family wedding in Washington, and then went on...
I Saved Beach Haven; for [Euro]650,000, Ex-Manager Buys 55-Bed Luxury Hotel
Byline: Laura Lynott A MANAGER was celebrating last night after he snapped up a [euro]4.5million hotel for [euro]650,000 - saving his job and those of his staff. Father-of-three Paul Diver bought the Sandhouse hotel, valued at multiple millions...
It's Wigs on the Green as Jeds Battle Engelbert
Byline: Eoin Murphy Entertainment Editor JEDWARD are gearing up to go head-to-head with Engelbert Humperdinck at this year's Eurovision. Yet as the British unveiled their multimillionaire musical heavyweight contender, John Grimes said: 'We had...
'I've Fought to Get Back and I Aim to Be on That Plane'
Byline: GARETH MAHER ONLY a few months ago, Paul Green was watching the Republic of Ireland on TV wondering if he would ever pull on the green jersey again. Now, he could be the 23rd man going to Poland. Back to full fitness after tearing his cruciate...
I Was Handed a [Pounds Sterling]75 Fine - Just for Dropping a Bit of Thread
Byline: James Tozer WHEN a strand of cotton fell from one of her gloves as she was out shopping, Valerie George didn't even notice. So the 71-year-old grandmother was astonished when a council warden pointed out the thread on the pavement - and...
I Was on a 'Slave Labour' Scheme for Years
GOVERNMENT schemes for the unemployed are a farce and exploit the vulnerable, while letting those with plenty gain even more. The scheme to get the unemployed off benefits and into employment is good in principle. But when those on the scheme don't...