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Articles from May 11, 2012

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10,000 Needed Interpreter to Steer through Driving Test
Byline: Jamie Beatson THOUSANDS of foreigners had to have interpreters sit in on their practical driving tests in Scotland over the past three years because they didn't speak English well enough, it was revealed yesterday. More than 10,000 took...
44 Years of Hurt
Byline: CHRIS WHEELER MANCHESTER CITY are 90 minutes away from their first top-flight title in 44 years. Sportsmail speaks to City favourites from the four decades since the 1968 triumph about what winning the Barclays Premier League would mean...
Alien Invasion or Clever Hoax?
QUESTION What is the story of the 'Cumberland spaceman'? ON Sunday, May 24, 1964, a fine day, fireman Jim Templeton took his Pentacon camera on to Burgh Marsh, on the Solway Firth, near his home at Carlisle in the northwest of England. With him...
Alien Invasion or Clever Hoax? ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION What is the story of the 'Cumberland spaceman'? ON SUNDAY, May 24, 1964, a fine day, fireman Jim Templeton took his Pentacon camera on to Burgh Marsh, on the Solway Firth, northwest of his home at...
A Matter of Life and Death, the True Impact of Rubbish on Our Wildlife
Byline: by Ranald Strachan ABOTTLENOSE dolphin was last year washed onto the beach at Tentsmuir near St Andrews. I cannot say how it died. Perhaps it was natural causes. But the plastic bag trapped inside its stomach was anything but natural. ...
A MONUMENT TO VENALITY, HAUGHEY'S BELOVED ABBEVILLE ON SALE FOR [Euro]7.5M
Byline: by Laura Lynott HE was the self-styled Squire of Kinsealy, who fled his working-class origins to live a life of vulgar affluence. It takes a certain kind of man to parade around a mansion with portraits of himself on the walls and gaudy...
A Pale Shadow of Himself; Usually So Cha Arismatic, Johnny Depp Is Strang Gely Off-Colour in This Batty Va Ampire Tale
Byline: by Chris Tookey Dark Shadows (12A) Verdict: Good idea goes for a Burton * HEAVEN knows what TV show they'll convert to cinema next. On this evidence, Crossroads: The Movie can not be far away. Dark Shadows was a longrunning soap...
A Pale Shadow of Himself; Usually So Charismatic, Johnny Depp Is Strangely Off-Colour in This Batty Vampire Tale
Byline: by Chris Tookey Dark Shadows (12A) Verdict: Good idea goes for a Burton * HEAVEN knows what TV show they'll convert to cinema next. On this evidence, Crossroads: The Movie can not be far away. Dark Shadows was a longrunning soap...
A Pointless Strike by Unions Blind to Facts
AS a demonstration of the union barons' power to bring Britain to her knees, yesterday's walkout was the dampest of squibs. Even the pro-union, anti-cuts BBC -- desperate to promote the public sector pensions dispute as a triumph -- was struggling...
A Pointless Strike by Unions Blind to Facts; Daily Mail COMMENT
AS a demonstration of the unions' power to bring Britain to its knees, yesterday's walkout was the dampest of squibs. Even the pro-union, anti-cuts BBC - desperate to promote the public sector pensions dispute as a triumph - was struggling to find...
BACK IN THE HUNT; [Pounds Sterling]1 Deal Paves the Way for Kennedy and Blue Knights; EXCLUSIVE; Miller Was Wrong Choice
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN BRIAN KENNEDY and the Blue Knights are back in the race to buy Rangers after striking a deal for Craig Whyte's shares last night. Sale Sharks owner Kennedy (below) is currently in New York on business, but told Sportsmail...
BACK IN THE HUNT; [Pounds Sterling]1 Deal Paves the Way for Kennedy and Blue Knights; EXCLUSIVE; MILLER WAS 'WRONG' MAN
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN BRIAN KENNEDY and the Blue Knights are back in the race to buy Rangers after striking a deal for Craig Whyte's shares last night. Sale Sharks owner Kennedy (below) is currently in New York on business, but told Sportsmail...
Bad Parenting Blamed for Child Obesity Crisis
Byline: Michael Blackley Scottish Political Reporter A GENERATION of children is growing up overweight because of their mothers' poor parenting skills. More than one in five six-yearolds is judged to be too fat, according to a report that exposes...
Bad Taste, Yes, but Cohen's Spoof Despot Is Devilishly Funny
Byline: Review by Chris Tookey The Dictator (15) Verdict: Comic genius! ***** SACHA Baron Cohen welcomed us to the world premiere of his latest film in character, as General Aladeen, a North African dictator. 'Death to the west!' he exclaimed...
Bank Halts QE over Fears of High Inflation
Byline: Hugo Duncan THE Bank of England yesterday called time on its money-printing programme as worries over high inflation trumped concerns about the double-dip recession. The monetary policy committee voted against more quantitative easing,...
Batten Down the Hatches
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN Chief Football Writer BY Ian Durrant's own admission, there have been bleak and dark days at Rangers lately. Days when football was the last thing on anyone's mind. 'There are moments when you feel you need to step back,'...
'BEAUTIFUL DEATH' NURSES GAVE RICHARD; Dragon Norah Casey Makes Moving Tribute at Nurses Conference
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor NORAH Casey has spoken movingly of how nurses gave her cancer-stricken husband a 'beautiful death' and eased the agony of the family's terrible loss. The Dragons' Den star paid her emotional tribute yesterday...
Better School Meals? I'm Starting by Grilling the Government
Byline: by Nick Nairn IT is one of the great ironies of our land that Scotland has perhaps the best larder in the world and a national diet which is among the worst. Why is it that a country so rich in nutritious and delicious fare should gorge...
Boxing's Hypocritical Chiefs Need to Make a Stand on Latest Farce
BOXING is normally a trade where double standards are standard practice. And like uttering some stupid, cheesy American TV sitcom catchphrase, us boxing fans and figures shrug our shoulders and mutter 'That's boxing!' First up, in Britain, hysteria...
BT Starts Dialling Up Better Figures; City FOCUS
Byline: Roger Baird BT CHIEF executive Ian Livingston cheered his army of long-suffering shareholders by hiking the full-year dividend by 12pc and posting a solid set of results. One million small investors in the firm will be keeping their fingers...
Burns' Title Defence Runs into Summer Storm
Byline: RIATH AL-SAMARRAI SCOTLAND'S Ricky Burns could find himself caught up in the controversy surrounding Dereck Chisora's summer showdown with David Haye. The WBO lightweight champion is scheduled to defend his title against Londoner Kevin Mitchell...
Care Firms That Failed to Protect Girls from Groomers; ...despite Fees of [Pounds Sterling]250k per Child
Byline: James Tozer, Daniel Martin and Nazia Parveen A NETWORK of private children's homes was under fire last night over failures to protect youngsters from street grooming gangs. As MPs accused the firms - which charge councils over [pounds...
Care Firms That Failed to Protect Girls from Groomers; ...despite Fees of [Pounds Sterling]250k per Child
Byline: James Tozer, Daniel Martin and Nazia Parveen A NETWORK of private children's homes was under fire last night over failures to protect youngsters from street grooming gangs. As MPs accused the firms - which charge councils over [pounds...
Care Firms That Failed to Protect Girls from Groomers; ...despite Fees of [Pounds Sterling]250k per Child
Byline: James Tozer, Daniel Martin and Nazia Parveen A NETWORK of private children's homes was under fire last night over failures to protect youngsters from street grooming gangs. As MPs accused the firms - which charge councils over [pounds...
Channel Hopping
Byline: EOIN MURPHY FINBAR FUREY MONDAY, 9.35PM, RTE ONE THE latest in RTE's series of In The Life Of... follows trad musician Finbar. It shows the many changing faces of Furey who has performed in Aran jumpers with The Clancy Brothers, with...
Child Kidnap 'Amber Alert' Scheme Is Three Years Late
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Political Correspondent A HIGHLY effective system that could save children in the event of a kidnapping has yet to be implemented - three years after it should have started. The Amber alert system sends out rapid texts...
Clark Hails Ally the Icon
Byline: MARK WILSON SANDY CLARK believes Ally McCoist will go down in history as a Rangers icon to match the greatest of them all. And, whatever happens next in the turbulent story of the Ibrox crisis, Clark is adamant his former strike partner...
Coalition U-Turn on Carrier Jets 'Wasted [Pounds Sterling]258m'
Byline: Ian Drury Defence Correspondent DAVID Cameron's 'chaotic' U-turn on warplanes for Britain's new aircraft carriers has cost a staggering quarter of a billion pounds, it was claimed yesterday. Defence sources admitted the Coalition had...
Coldplay? I'm a Fan -- and I Don't Even Have to Wear Earplugs; Caring, Polite, a Great Dad ... Why Gwynnie's Mum Blythe Danner Adores Her Rock Star Son-in-Law
Byline: by Lina Das AS SOMEONE who cheerfully admits that when she gets recognised these days, 'it's usually as Gwyneth Paltrow's mother', actress Blythe Danner is self-effacing to a fault. A career spanning almost 50 years, a marriage which...
Conti Cries Foul as Thierry Lines Up 40ft-High Fish Tank
Byline: David Wilkes IT IS hard to imagine something as soothing as a fish tank leading to anything except relaxation. But football star Thierry Henry's dream of owning a 40ft-high, fourstorey home for his fish has left him in hot water with...
Conti Cries Foul as Thierry Lines Up a 40f T Fish Tank
Byline: David Wilkes IT IS hard to imagine something as soothing as a fish tank leading to anything except relaxation. But football star Thierry Henry's dream of owning a 40ft-high, fourstorey home for his fish has left him in hot water with...
Cool Heir Moving in - It's the Prince of Gales
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent NO, he hasn't given up the day job. But if Prince Charles ever fancies becoming a weatherman, he could rain supreme. Yesterday, clutching a remote control and reading authoritatively from an autocue,...
Cool Heir Moving in. Prince of Gales
Byline: Rebecca English WITH ears that could see him blown away in a gale, you might expect Prince Charles to take a keen interest in the weather forecast. And while he has probably little chance of reigning over our British neighbours, he certainly...
Coulson Held on to [Pounds Sterling]40,000 of Murdoch Shares While He Was Working at Downing St; Cameron Failed to Ask Him Key Hacking Questions, Inquiry Is Told
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor DAVID Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson failed to declare to Downing Street chiefs that he had [pounds sterling]40,000 of shares in News Corporation. Number Ten admitted last night that the...
Coulson Held [Pounds Sterling]40,000 Murdoch Shares While Working at Number Ten
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor DAVID Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson failed to declare to Downing Street chiefs that he had [pounds sterling]40,000 of shares in News Corporation. Number Ten admitted last night that the...
Cowell Vows He'll Woo Dannii Back; Inside the Box
Byline: WITH DAN WOOTTON all the TV gossip you won't find anywhere else LESS than three weeks after Simon Cowell's secret relationship with Dannii Minogue was revealed, he has asked her to take her old job back as an X Factor judge. Dannii is...
Critics' Choice
HARD TIMES The New Irish, 8.30pm, RTE ONE ZHUBAO is 21 and she is visiting from China and desperately wants to stay in Ireland with her family. Her parents came here to work 12 years ago but were unable to return home after Zhubao's mother became...
Critics' Choice
COMEDY QUIZ Have I Got News For You, 9pm, BBC1 THIS week's edition will be in safe hands, as the guest host -- for the 20th time -- is Alexander Armstrong, who has presented the show more times than anyone else. MP Nadine Dorries and comedian...
Curious Pair in Big Apple Caper That Lacks Bite
Byline: by Tanya Sweeney A Kiss For Jed (15A) Verdict: A not very tall tale set in the Big Apple TAKE a story about an Irish stalker chasing an A-lister, set it against the chaotic backdrop of New York city and you should have the makings of a cinematic...
Cuts Drive Plan for Single Police Force
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Editor JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday admitted that 'budget cuts' are the driving force behind plans for a single police authority. The minister's comments sparked fears that the biggest ever...
Danske Hives off [Euro]4.6bn of Bad Loans in NIB Wrap-Up
Byline: Joe Downes DANSKE Bank is hiving off [euro]4.6bn of bad loans at National Irish Bank as part of a reorganisation which will see NIB rebranded under the Danish company's name. Chief executive Eivind Kolding, who took the helm at the Scandinavian...
Domestic War and Very Little Peace; Tolstoy's Youthful Debauchery Horrified His Wife -- and Their Marriage Became Pure Murder; BIOGRAPHY
Byline: PETER LEWIS TOLSTOY by A.N. Wilson (Atlantic Books [euro]26.99) AT THE name of Tolstoy every knee in the literary world shall bow. Such is the received opinion. No writer was more famous in his lifetime and he is still revered as...
Don't Be Beastly to Boasters. Who Hasn't Put 'Nobel Prize for Physics' on Their CV When It Was Only a GCSE in Cookery?
Byline: TOM UTLEY FEW of us had much time for the boastful young executive who arrived at the office where I worked in the early Nineties, and immediately began throwing his weight about. We soon had him marked down as a bit of a Walter Mitty, since...
Don't Be Beastly to Boasters. Who Hasn't Put 'Nobel Prize for Physics' on Their CV When It Was Only a Pass in Cookery?
Byline: TOM UTLEY FEW of us had much time for the boastful young executive who arrived at the office where I worked in the early Nineties, and immediately began throwing his weight about. We soon had him marked down as a bit of a Walter Mitty, since...
Don't Shackle Free Press, Says Mail Chairman
Byline: Tom Kelly and Chris Greenwood THE Press Complaints Commission should not be replaced by a bureaucratic 'box-ticking' system of newspaper regulation, the Daily Mail's proprietor said yesterday. Viscount Rothermere, Chairman of the Daily...
Double Agent in Underwear Bomb Plot 'Is UK National'
Byline: From Daniel Bates in New York THE Al Qaeda double agent who stopped the undetectable underwear bomb plot revealed this week was a British national, it emerged last night. The unnamed man, who is originally from Saudi Arabia, was 'turned'...
Duggan Leads Classy Clare through with 10-Point Haul; MUNSTER MHC
Byline: CIAN O'CONNELL Clare 0-18 Cork 1-9 BOBBY DUGGAN was the star of the show as Clare cruised to a Munster MHC play-off success over Cork at Cusack Park. Clare, provincial winners at this level for the past two years, will face Limerick,...
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council; Planning Applications
Permission is sought for the demolition of the Millhouse Pub and the construction of a new 2 to 3 storey over basement building containing a 980msq. retail unit at ground level, a 265msq. cafe / bar at ground and first floor levels, a 494msq. creche,...
EARNED HIS STRIPES; Less Than a Year Ago James McClean Was Derry's Leading Man, but a Breakthrough at Sunderland Has Put Him on a Plane to Euro 2012 Having
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN THE most talked about, and tweeted about footballer on the island of Ireland, breezed into the Clarion Hotel at Dublin Airport yesterday, sporting an unshaven chin, jeans and a refreshing wide-eyed innocence in keeping with...
England Stars Told: You'll Be Racially Abused
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ENGLAND'S players and fans face the threat of racial abuse in Ukraine this summer, according to the country's senior police officer in charge of footballing matters. Andy Holt, assistant chief constable of South Yorkshire,...
Even the Tray Looks Tastier Than the Food; Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR DESPITE the best intentions of Jamie Oliver, school dinners in the UK clearly remain a desperate and pathetic affair for some unlucky children. For this insight, we are grateful to nine-year-old Martha Payne, who took photographs...
Expecting Reign, Sir?
Byline: Sarah Bruce THE bad news is, we're in for a right Royal soaking. No matter how famous the face is, the Scottish weather stays resolutely unglamorous. So it proved yesterday when Prince Charles tried his hand as a 'weathergirl' during...
Fenlon Lifts Burden of Final Fever with Dublin Distraction
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN THERE can be no complete escape from the jitters, butterflies, selfgenerated excitement and occasionally selfdestructive hype that afflicts even the most hardened squad ahead of a major fixture. At least by scarpering...
Fine, but Will It Save Mel's Career?
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (15) Verdict: Mel Gibson re-invents himself *** SO ROCK-BOTTOM is Mel Gibson's standing in Hollywood -- I think this may have something to do with alcohol-fuelled remarks of his about politics, race and religion...
Fine Gael Clears Olivia Mitchell of Wrongdoing over Dunlop Donation
Byline: Senan Molony Political Correspondent FINE GAEL TD Olivia Mitchell has been cleared of wrongdoing in an internal investigation carried out by her own party. Last night Fine Gael announced that she had not brought the party 'into disrepute'...
Fishing Tale Has Catchy Tunes but the Ending's Off
Byline: PATRICK MARMION Carousel (Grand Theatre, Leeds) Verdict: Has its ups and downs *** OF ALL Rodgers and Hammerstein's flamboyant musicals, Carousel is surely one of the toughest to stage. The story of Billy Bigelow, the fairground...
FORREST FIRE! Confidence Boost Can See Shy St Pat's Flyer Make It A
Byline: by GARETH MAHER THE only thing stopping Chris Forrester from becoming the next great export from the Airtricity League is himself. And he is already working hard to tackle his demons. As if he were dodging an opposition full-back, the...
Found in the desert,RAF Fighter That Time Forgot
Byline: Paul Harris reports HE was hundreds of miles from civilisation, lost in the burning heat of the desert. Second World War Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping took what little he could from the RAF Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered...
Frantic Rescue ...but Woman's Ferry Fall 'Baby' Was Just a Doll
Byline: Nick Fagge and Eva Marie Gibney THE woman who launched a massive sea and land rescue operation to save her nineday-old baby has been arrested - after it emerged that the 'newborn' was in fact a doll. The mother of five was plucked from...
Gaa Player's 8-Hour Journey to Hospital
Byline: Sandra Mallon A MINOR football player who broke his leg in two places was forced to wait for eight hours before he was treated for the fractures because of delays with ambulances. Shane Webb, a Carlow county footballer, double fractured...
Gay Marriage Gets a Bigger Response Than Independence
Byline: Michael Blackley Scottish Political Reporter ALEX SALMOND'S plan to break up Britain has attracted fewer than 20,000 responses from the public - a third of the number who have voiced opinions on gay marriage. The First Minister confirmed...
Gentleman Is a Perfect Candidate for Success
Byline: by PEADAR FLANAGAN THE Willie Mullinstrained Perfect Gentleman is napped to land the maiden hurdle for six-year-olds-and-upwards at Downpatrick today. The seven-year-old, who won a bumper on his racecourse debut at Cork in January, subsequently...
Get out Your Grow-Bags! A Wake-Up Call for Gardeners Everywhere; NATURE
Byline: BEL MOONEY AN ARTIST IN THE GARDEN by Tessa Newcomb and Jason Gathorne-Hardy (Full Circle Editions [pounds sterling]25 [pounds sterling]19.99) PRINCE Charles displayed his understanding and love of gardens when he wrote: 'For many,...
Give Up War Paint? Don't Be a Powder Puff, Hillary! Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR THOSE OF a sensitive disposition should look away now. For we are about to show you a photograph of a 64-yearold woman who is -- now brace yourselves -- not wearing any make up. I know! Shriek. Please try not to vomit or panic....
Giving It the Full Monty on Stage Again
Byline: Baz Bamigboye THE Full Monty, one of the most successful British movies ever made, has been turned into a stage play. And unlike a previous adaptation of the story about a group of unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who become strippers...
Grand Bargain Not Working; COMMENT
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER City Editor AFTER 38 months of 0.5pc interest rates and [pounds sterling]325bn of quantitative easing, the Bank of England might have expected better traction for the British economy. What is evident is the formula for growth,...
GROUNDING OF THE OSPREYS; Financial Pain Means Stars Are Deserting Welsh Giants
Byline: by MIKEY STAFFORD THE two most successful teams in Celtic Rugby's short history meet tonight in a PRO12 semifinal that can help brighten and prolong turbulent seasons. Coaches have moved on, players too, and success in Europe has again eluded...
Growth Pact? Nein!
Byline: Senan Molony Political Editor ANGELA Merkel has shot down calls from her political opponents in Berlin to create a growth pact that would stimulate European economies. Germany's centre-left had added its voice to calls for investment...
GSK 'Avoided Corporation Tax Bill of [Pounds Sterling]34m'
DRUGS giant GlaxoSmithKline avoided up to [pounds sterling]34m in UK corporation tax last year through a deal with Luxembourg, according to an investigation by the BBC. The UK firm set up a new company in the European tax haven in 2009 and the next...
Guess Who'll Be Losers at These Olympics? Us!
Byline: Martin Samuel www.dailymail.co.uk/martinsamuel AN OVERLOADED rail network, haphazard road planning, airports operating at capacity -- domestic travel in crisis. And now there's an Olympics, suddenly it's a big deal. The same with inefficient...
Gulf Is Quick to Quash Rumours; MARKET REPORT
Byline: Geoff Foster GULF Keystone Petroleum's chief executive Todd Kozel is after those online saboteurs who have been posting defamatory and untrue comments about the London-listed oil and gas explorer. The head of the Kurdistan-focused explorer,...
Hamilton Rejects Webber Criticism
Byline: SIMON CASS LEWIS HAMILTON has dismissed claims from Red Bull rival Mark Webber that he should have been penalised for his off-the-track overtaking manoeuvre on Mercedes' Nico Rosberg in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton, who finished eighth...
Harrington in the Swing at Sawgrass
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON reports from Sawgrass PADRAIG HARRINGTON'S recent resurgence continued yesterday as a first-round 69 put him within four shots of leader Ian Poulter at the Players Championship in Florida. Having tied for eighth place...
High-Living Rihanna on a Drip
Byline: Rhiannon Evans SHE seems to spend half of her time cavorting on beaches across the world in a series of increasingly skimpy bikinis. But Rihanna's celebrity lifestyle appears to be taking its toll after she ended up in hospital following...
High-Octane Rihanna Put on a Hospital Drip
Byline: Rhiannon Evans SHE seems to spend half of her time cavorting on beaches across the world in a series of increasingly skimpy bikinis. But Rihanna's celebrity lifestyle seems to be taking its toll after she ended up in hospital following...
Horror as Father Sees Children Lying Dead
Byline: Arthur Martin, Keith Gladdis and Claire Ellicott A FATHER returned from work to find his two young children had been smothered to death and his wife had apparently tried to slit her wrists. Neighbours heard investment banker Jeff Boots,...
How Clegg's Jobs Project Blew [Pounds Sterling]200,000 on ONE Post
Byline: Kirsty Walker Political Correspondent NICK Clegg's flagship scheme to boost economic growth ended up spending more than [pounds sterling]200,000 on generating one job. The Deputy Prime Minister's [pounds sterling]1.4 billion project aims...
How Rose Helped Raffish Rafe Turn into the New Romcom King
Byline: Baz Bamigboye WHEN Rafe Spall won the leading man role opposite Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne he wanted to look the part. 'I wanted to look convincing enough that audiences would believe Rose Byrne would fancy me,' he joked as we sat in...
How to Avoid Airport security:Wear a Burka
Byline: Richard Littlejohn WHITE airline passengers are routinely stopped and searched unnecessarily at Britain's airports just so staff can prove they're not 'racist'. Even when customs officials have been tipped off about a black drugs mule...
HSE Unveils Bed Alert to Tackle Crisis
Byline: Jennifer Bray HEALTH chiefs battling to deal with overcrowding in the country's hospitals are to introduce an online beds register to tackle the problem. This development comes after months of bungling by the executive and the Department...
Human Rights Threat to Headmaster Who Seized Mobile from Pupil, 12
Byline: Liz Hull A HEADMASTER determined to crack down on classroom disruption by banning mobile phones could be sued by one of his pupils after confiscating her handset. Mark Emmerson ruled that anyone caught using a mobile at the City of London...
Ignore Spelling Errors, Teachers Told
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent TEACHERS are being told not to correct more than three spelling errors at a time to avoid damaging pupils' self-confidence, an MP revealed yesterday. Andrew Selous highlighted the practice at a secondary...
Ignore the Voice, Simon Thinks You've Got Talent Ryan
Byline: Michelle O'Keeffe RYAN O'Shaughnessy was celebrating last night after he stormed into the final of Britain's Got Talent. The former Fair City actor's place in the competition was in doubt earlier this week when Simon Cowell found out...
I'LL PLAY MY PART IN GLORY; McClean Insists He Is Ready to Give Trap a Euro Dilemma; 'I Want to Be the Best in Every Game'
Byline: PHILIP QUINN JAMES McCLEAN is ready to 'write another chapter' to his fairytale season at next month's Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine. The Sunderland winger, who will report for international duty next Thursday, insisted yesterday...
In Search of a Functional Family; DEBUT FICTION
Byline: JOHN HARDING WHAT DIES IN SUMMER by Tom Wright (Canongate [pounds sterling]12.99 [pounds sterling]10.99) AS IF Jim Beaudry's teenage years aren't difficult enough, having to live with his grandmother to avoid his violent stepfather's...
Ireland Cause an Upset? No Way, Says Belittling Bilic
Byline: GARETH MAHER SLAVEN BILIC yesterday laughed off the suggestion that the Republic of Ireland will beat his Croatia team when they open their Euro 2012 finals campaign on June 10. With just 30 days to go before they meet in Poznan, Bilic...
Is Joanne's UN Wish for a Robot about to Come True?
Byline: Michelle O'Keeffe ASK and you shall receive is clearly the motto of Joanne O'Riordan, after prestigious U.S. university MIT offered to get involved in making the robot she requested when she addressed the United Nations. The feisty schoolgirl,...
Is Obama 'Playing Politics' over Gay Stance?
Byline: From Tom Leonard in New York BARACK OBAMA was accused yesterday of 'playing politics' in chasing votes after he made an historic aboutturn by pledging support for gay marriage. Amid growing gay pressure, the U.S. President gave a White...
I Told James He Had What It Takes ... He Proves It Pays for Kids to Play at Home
Byline: DAMIEN RICHARDSON THE VOICE OF IRISH FOOTBALL THIS has been a great week for the Airtricity League, be it from a domestic or international viewpoint. The highly-anticipated 'Clash of the Rovers' in Sligo tomorrow is the major event so far...
I've Dealt with Far Worse Than Lord Sugar
Byline: Jim McBeth SHE coped with being separated from her young son - and the agony of learning that his father had been killed in a street attack. But Apprentice hopeful Laura Hogg offered no excuses yesterday after being fired by Lord Sugar....
I Wasn't Ever Happy Playing in Front of Union Jack Flags for the North
Byline: Elaine Loughlin FOOTBALLER James McClean has spoken out about the death threats that forced him to shut his Twitter account. The Derry-born player, who was selected to play for the Republic's Euro 2012 squad this week, said he now wanted...
I Wasn't the Best Husband at Time of the Af Fair
Byline: Conor Kane HIS marriage was on the rocks because of his affair, his business was going bust and he couldn't afford his mortgage. So in desperation, a former Fine Gael town councillor - who is accused of taking [euro]80,000 in corrupt...
Join the Mail's Spring Clean for the Queen
TO celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, the Daily Mail is launching the Spring Clean For The Queen campaign - and we are asking Mail readers to help clean up their local area. Gather neighbours, friends and family between now and the Diamond Jubilee weekend...
Judges on BGT Have Gone to the Dogs, but the Talent Stands Tall; ON THE BOX
Byline: EOIN MURPHY THE TV COLUMN YOU CAN'T SWITCH OFF BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT NIGHTLY, 7.30pm, UTV THIS week's TV schedule has been dominated by the variety behemoth that is Britain's Got Talent. The ratings juggernaut has been pulling in more...
Judges on BGT Have Gone to the Dogs, but the Talent Stands Tall; ON THE BOX
Byline: EOIN MURPHY BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT NIGHTLY, 7.30pm, UTV HIS week's TV schedule has been Tdominated by the variety behemoth that is Britain's Got Talent. The ratings juggernaut has been pulling in more than 10million viewers each night...
Juiced-Up Peterson Put My Life in Danger, Insists Khan
Byline: EXCLUSIVE by JEFF POWELL in Los Angeles AMIR KHAN flies home to Bolton tomorrow, giving thanks that he was neither killed nor maimed in what has become one of the most controversial bouts in boxing history. As even this hard, old game...
Labour Will Run Four Cities
Byline: Michael Blackley Scottish Political Reporter A FOURTH Scottish city will be controlled by Labour after the party struck the latest in a series of coalition deals last night. Labour will run Stirling in a pro-Union administration with...
Laird of Florida Roars to the Top with 65
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Sawgrass MARTIN LAIRD played an opening round of near flawless golf to sit proudly atop the leaderboard of the Players Championship here at Sawgrass. The Scot carded seven birdies and no...
Lancaster Tells Hartley to Clean Up His Act; RUGBY UNION
Byline: CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent ENGLAND coach Stuart Lancaster will lay down the law to Dylan Hartley about the need to keep a lid on his volatile streak when the Northampton captain joins up with the national squad after serving an eight-week...
Lawwell Breaks Silence with Nod to Fans' Feelings
Byline: JOHN McGARRY FOR most Celtic fans, the club's silence on the potential meltdown of Scottish football has been deafening. Left to second-guess the true feelings of the club's hierarchy on the prospect of a newco Rangers waltzing straight...