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Articles from February 7, 2011

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7 OF THE BEST PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES; (before Saturday's Match at St James', of Course)
RAZOR SHARP Liverpool 3 Man Utd 3 (January 4, 1994) UNITED raced into a three-goal lead within 24 minutes but when Liverpool woke up they revived memories of their golden years as they mounted a spectacular comeback. Nigel Clough scored twice before...
A DUNNE DEAL FOR CLARK; Richie the Brains for Ciaran's Big Switch
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN CIARAN CLARK won't forget his Republic of Ireland debut tomorrow night, nor will he forget his first press conference, conducted in the car park of the Irish team hotel in Portmarnock last night after a slight mix-up. ...
A F Irst Glimpse of the Sun in All Its Glory
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science correspondent THE complete surface of the Sun is captured for the first time in this unique image from Nasa satellites. Late last night, two spacecraft moved into position on opposite sides of the Sun, separated by...
Alastair Was Left in a Spin after Ryan's Timid Chat
With a Late Late Show appearance lined up, spin guru Alastair Campbell could have expected that his book launch would have been packed. But whether it was the murky weather that kept guests away, or the fact that sociable Dublin has more exciting...
A Lippy That Can Calm You Down
Byline: ALICE SMELLIE IT'S FEBRUARY. Spring still feels a long way away and we're all feeling frumpy -- and probably still carrying those Christmas pounds. What better time, then, to launch a lip gloss that claims to boost your mood -- and make...
Allen Key to Faithful Holding Cavan at Bay; Division 3
Byline: DAMIAN MORAN Offaly 1-12 Cavan 0-8 OFFALY opened their league campaign with a deserved win over a disappointing Cavan side in O'Connor Park. A goal from impressive debutant Bernard Allen 10 minutes from time settled the game but the...
And the Bride Wore ... 9 Dresses
Byline: Vanessa Allen, Tiffany Wright LIKE any bride-to-be, Helene Manca wanted the perfect dress for her wedding day. But she simply couldn't make her mind up. In the nine months before her marriage to Joe Glass, the 25-year-old model bought...
And the Bride Wore. 9 Dresses
Byline: Vanessa Allen, Tiffany Wright LIKE any bride-to-be, Helene Manca wanted the perfect dress for her wedding day. But she simply couldn't make her mind up. In the nine months before her marriage to Joe Glass, the 25-year-old model bought...
Ansbro Has Switched on to a Dream
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON JOE ANSBRO last night confirmed he is swapping Northampton Saints for London Irish next season in order to keep alive his dream of playing for Scotland in the World Cup in New Zealand. Ansbro, one of Andy Robinson's top...
Are These Chubsters REALLY the Best Talent Britain's Got?
Byline: by Jan Moir A COLD Friday night in chesham, Buckinghamsire. outside, a winter wind howls. Inside the Elgiva theatre, something else is howling -- me as I wave my arms as if gliding in an aeroplane. It is the law of dancing to Take That,...
As Talks Begin, Is Egypt Set to Fall to Muslim Brotherhood?
Byline: From Richard Pendlebury In Cairo EGYPT'S beleaguered government held talks with opposition groups - including the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood -for the first time yesterday as protesters continued to demand the immediate dismissal of...
Banks'[pounds Sterling]200bn Loan Pledge 'Meaningless'; Admission by Top Banker over Lending to Small Firms as PM Refuses to Kick City 'In the Pants'
Byline: Jason Groves and Hugo Duncan A PLEDGE by banks to lend up to [pounds sterling]200billion to businesses this year is 'meaningless', a senior banking executive admitted last night. The promise, to be announced in the next few days, is a...
BBC's [Pounds Sterling]1bn Exodus; Huge Bill for Moving Shows and Staff around the Country.With [Pounds Sterling]157m Spent on Hotels and Taxis
Byline: Liz Thomas THE BBC is to spend more than [pounds sterling]1billion moving shows and staff out of London in an attempt to meet proposed quotas for half of all programming to be made in the regions by 2016. The corporation is set to spend...
BBC's [Pounds Sterling]1bn Exodus; Moving Shows and Staff around the Country Is Just 'Geographical Correctness', Say Critics
Byline: Liz Thomas THE BBC is to spend more than [pounds sterling]1billion moving shows and staff out of London in an attempt to meet proposed quotas for half of all programming to be made in the regions by 2016. The corporation is set to spend...
Beetham Targeted by Anglo and Nama
Byline: Joe Downes A LONDON development scheme once valued at more than [pounds sterling]700m ([euro]829m) has gone into administration as the National Asset Management Agency begins to 'flex its muscles' in the UK. Anglo Irish Bank, with the...
BEHAVE OR WE TAKE YOUR iPOD; as Asbos Are Ditched, Ministers' New Idea to Control Tearaways
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor THUGS will have their stereos, iPods and other 'bling' items seized by police if they refuse to behave. Ministers will today announce the scrapping of Asbos, the anti-social behaviour orders which have...
Belgian Rival Rejects [Euro]240m Kingspan Bid
Byline: Mail Business Staff A EUROPEAN competitor rebuffed an offer of [euro]240m from Kingspan, the Co. Cavan-based construction materials group, for part of its business, it has been revealed. Recticel said that its insulation division is the...
Bitter End to a Short-Lived Attempt to Serve the Public; ANALYSIS
Byline: James Slack's HOME Office ministers and officials shudder at the mention of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. It is a hotbed of internal politics in which the threat of a resignation or a howl of protest against Government...
Blond Beacon Burns Bright
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON reports from Paris EVEN in the midst of a French barrage that, at times, simply took the breath away, Richie Gray was a standout for vanquished Scotland. And not just because the 21-year-old is a striking sight to behold...
Brabourne Back with His Lover
Byline: Richard Kay ONE minute he gives up his wife, family and one of the best known stately homes in the country to run off with a vivacious Caribbean beauty. The next, the object of his desire has dumped him. Now, like a man caught in the...
Buckie Hopes Capsize under Anchor Weight of Heady Expectation
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT IT'S the stuff of legend up in Buckie: how word of a famous Scottish Cup win by the fishing town's Highland League team echoed much of the way down the east coast of England. This was in 1954-55 season when the Jags, as the faithful...
Buzz of the Npower League
Byline: by IVAN SPECK cute MoVe, sIan SiAn MASSey returned to the line for Saturday's 2-2 League Two draw between Chesterfield and Aldershot at the B2net Stadium after a crafty staff change on Friday night. Sportsmail's Graham Poll was impressed...
Cash-Saving Plan Could See Schools on Four-Day Week
Byline: Alan Roden PUPILS could spend only four days a week at school if plans being considered by Scots councils become a reality. Already there is concern that such a move would cause chaos for parents, who would be forced to take time off...
Celts Draw Comfort from Golden Brown; Skipper Forces Old Firm Replay after Thriller
Byline: PETER JARDINE reports from Ibrox Rangers 2 Celtic 2 SCOTT BROWN upstaged even El Hadji Diouf yesterday as the celtic captain savoured a remarkable moment of redemption on a dramatic afternoon at Ibrox. Sent off at Ibrox last February,...
CHAMPS KEEP THEIR COOL; Goulding Holds His Nerve for Cork Win
Byline: DENIS HURLEY reports from Austin Stack Park Division 1 Cork 0-17 Kerry 1-13 THE point-taking of Daniel Goulding and Donncha O'Connor helped Cork over the line in last September's All-Ireland final, and the duo picked up where they...
Clarke Tinkers as Bjorn Coasts to Victory
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY reports from Qatar D arrenClarke is rapidly trying to overhaul Padraig Harrington as the tinkerman of Irish golf. and the results he is starting to obtain could make him a good eachway bet as goes to face off with his old foe...
Conway Has His Eye on Farewell Prize
Byline: by BRIAN MARJORIBANKS HE MAY have been a [pounds sterling]600,000 transfer target for Middlesbrough just f ive months ago but, incredibly, Craig Conway will depart Tannadice for no fee at the end of the season. Rangers failed with a cheeky...
Critics' Choice
WHEELS ON FIRE One Man And His Campervan, 6.30pm, BBC2 IN THIS very watchable series, the genial Martin Dorey (pictured) -- author of The Camper Van Cookbook -- takes to the road in his beloved Seventies VW campervan, cooking as he goes. His 4,000...
Cruel Ending Helps Dons Buck Trend
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON Aberdeen 1 Dunfermline 0 RELIEF is not an emotion often experienced by Aberdeen in cup competitions but, after yesterday's last-minute victory over Dunfermline, captain Paul Hartley hopes memories of failures past are starting...
Cuts Would Take 10,000 Police off the Streets, Claims Labour
Byline: Gerri Peev Political Correspondent POLICE forces across the country could be left with 10,000 fewer officers because of the Government's cuts, Labour has claimed. A survey of 42 forces commissioned by Labour claims to have laid bare the...
Cutting Taxes? Sorry, but It Doesn't Add Up Says Cameron
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent DAVID Cameron yesterday ruled out 'significant' tax cuts - despite a report warning that middle-class families are facing a massive squeeze on their incomes. The Prime minister insisted he remains...
D-Day as Dundee Survival Is Rated at '50-50'
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON THE future of Dundee Football Club will be decided in the next 24 hours -- with administrator Bryan Jackson warning there is no alternative plan if his attempts to push through a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement fail tomorrow....
Deise Set out Their Stall for Season Ahead
Byline: DENIS HURLEY WATERFORD CRYSTAL CUP FINAL Waterford 0-21 Cork 0-16 HAVING seen his side claim a second successive Waterford Crystal Cup title at Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday, Davy Fitzgerald hoped it would not be the last trophy of...
Derry Ride on McGoldrick's Masterclass
Byline: CHRIS MCCANN reports from Celtic Park DIVISION 2 Derry 1-11 Tyrone 0-13 DERRY playmaker Sean Leo McGoldrick played down his contribution after a first-half salvo of 1-2 proved pivotal in the county's one-point win over Tyrone at...
Desperate Dan and the Art of Seduction
Byline: Ronan O'Reilly THERE IS no getting away from it, the world is full of the most unlikely of ladies' men. We all know them: ordinary blokes without looks, charm or money who nonetheless manage to become swordsmen extraordinaire. And good luck...
Diamond-Heist Gang Swoops on Leading Dealer
Byline: Paul Drury A GANG who robbed a diamond dealer of gems worth hundreds of thousands of pounds was being hunted by police last night. Victim Tony Tankel, 48, was attacked as he left home to attend a trade fair. He was carrying a case...
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Donkey Saved from Parasail Ordeal Is Dead
Byline: Mail Foreign Service THE donkey which won worldwide sympathy after being dangled 150ft in the air in a sick parasailing stunt has died. Anapka died of heart problems following a long period of ill health. She was 18; donkeys usually live...
Doyler Scoops Awards Double
Byline: PHILIP QUINN AFTER ecl ipsing Manchester United on the field of play on Saturday, Kevin Doyle last night got one over John O'Shea again in the battle to become the FAI 'International Player of the Year' for 2010. Nursing a bruised lip,...
Driver Drowns as Gales Top 60mph
Byline: Liz Hull A MAN drowned and eight people had to be rescued as severe gales and heavy rain battered parts of Britain yesterday. The body of a 58-year-old man was discovered close to his car which had been submerged on a country road in...
Drugs Hope to Halt Threat of Blindness
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent DRUGS that could prevent millions of people from going blind are within reach, eye doctors said last night. Researchers have worked out one of the root causes of age-related macular degeneration - the...
Dulcote Destined for Betfair Battle
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND PAUL NICHOLLS has Ascot's [pounds sterling]150,000 Betfair Chase on Saturday week in mind for Pride Of Dulcote rather than original choice, Leopardstown's Hennessy Gold Cup. The latter event, along with the rest of the...
Electing Local Chiefs Is Perverse, Warns Leading Officer
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor POLICE chiefs have labelled the Government's plan to give the public more say over policing 'perverse' and dangerous , leaked paper s revealed last night. The document risks igniting a ferocious row between...
Electing Local Police Chiefs Is Perverse, Warns Top Officer
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor POLICE chiefs have labelled the Government's plan to give the public more say over policing 'perverse' and dangerous , leaked paper s revealed last night. The document risks igniting a ferocious row between...
England Facing Gerrard Battle; Gerrard Row Flares Again
Byline: MATT BARLOW LIVERPOOL and England were on course for another collision last night as Steven Gerrard reported for international duty with a groin injury which Kenny Dalglish expects to rule him out of Wednesday's game against Denmark. 'Steven...
Europe's Human Rights Court Is out of Control. We Must Pull out; Call by Top British Judge after Ruling That Prisoners Should Get the Vote
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent ONE of Britain's most senior judges called last night for Britain to pull out of the European Court of Human Rights following its controversial ruling that prisoners should be given the vote. Lord Hoffmann,...
Ex-Thin Lizzy Guitarist Moore Dies in Hotel Bed; Star Washed Burger Down with Champagne
Byline: Tom Kelly, Gerard Couzens FORMER Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore died in his sleep in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 58-year-old had just started a holiday at a luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol. The cause of death remained...
Ex-Thin Lizzy Guitarist Moore Dies in Hotel Bed; Star Washed Burger Down with Champagne
Byline: Tom Kelly and Gerard Couzens FORMER Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore died in his sleep in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 58-year-old had just started a holiday at a luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol. The cause of death remained...
Failed Families Linked to Mental Illness Rise
Byline: Gerri Peev Political Correspondent FAMILY breakdown is leading to an increase in mental illness, leading experts have warned. They found that children from broken homes are more likely to go on to suffer depression, commit crime and die...
Fairytale Wedding of Groom Who Was Already Married
Byline: Ben Archibald A MARRIED businessman committed bigamy rather than disappoint his bride-to-be by cancelling his fairytale wedding. George McAdam, 43, tied the knot at the Glenskirlie Hotel in Stirlingshire, a year after telling fiancee...
Farney's Fighters; McEneaney's Rookies Torch Tribe with Show of Intent to Avoid Drop
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD reports from Clones DIVISION 1 Monaghan 0-19 Galway 0-14 WRITTEN off as certainties for the drop, Monaghan issued a loud warning yesterday that they will not vacate their place in Gaelic football's top tier quietly....
Fascist of Our Own; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION a colleague of mine often dismissively refers to Fine Gael as 'the Blueshirts'. Where does this nickname come from? A MAN called Eoin O'Duffy, who was very involved in starting the Fine Gael party in...
Feeling Sensitive? as Half of Us Suffer Sensitive Skin - with Even Natural Products Being Blamed -What Can You Do to Calm It Down?
Byline: by Alice Hart-Davis WHAT if your skin was so sensitive that even tap water made it flare bright red. Sounds far-fetched? It might, but increasingly, many of us know all too well what it is like to experience skin sensitivity. A recent...
Fergie May Be Going Downhill but Irish Friend Bails Her Out
Byline: Ian Carey THEIR relationship back in the 1980s didn't work out, but it seems Sarah Ferguson and Irish millionaire Paddy McNally are still best of friends. At the weekend Prince Andrew's ex-wife was spotted soaking up some Alpine sun,...
FERNAN-DOH IS THE [Pounds sterling]50M FLOP; Torres Has a Debut to Forget but Dalglish Is the Master
Byline: MATT LAWTON Chelsea 0 Liverpool 1 FERNANDO TORRES suffered a debut from hell as Chelsea were beaten by the [pounds sterling]50million striker's former club. Torres made no impact -- and was substituted after little more than an...
FERNAN DOH! [Pounds Sterling]50m Torres Subbed as Dalglish Takes His Revenge on Chelsea; Make Him Boss, Says Carragher
Byline: MATT BARLOW FERNANDO TORRES suffered a debut from hell yesterday. The [pounds sterling]50million record signing was substituted after 66 minutes as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home by his former club Liverpool. Torres made no impact as...
Fir Park New Boy Gunning for Old Pal Diouf
Byline: ALAN DOUGLAS GAVIN GUNNING helped Motherwell overcome part-time Stranraer at the weekend. Now he is counting down the days until he renews acquaintances with a certain El-Hadji Diouf. Motherwell's on-loan Blackburn defender can't wait...
First Trainees, Now the Agency Nurses Face Cuts; CAMPAIGN PAY THE NURSES
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor AGENCY nurses are expecting to have their hourly pay slashed by almost a third under the HSE's latest costsaving proposals. It is the latest devastating blow to strike the profession following the Government's...
Football's Hate Mob Can Learn from Rugby
Byline: Martin Samuel THERE is a reason every transfer now ends with several rounds of finger-pointing, claim and counter-claim. The people involved are scared and, believe it or not, they are scared of you. They fear the backlash, the venom, the...
Four-Try France 'Cleaning Up Mess'
Byline: ROB WILDMAN France 34pts Scotland 21pts FRANCE plan to restore Yannick Jauzion to their midfield as formidable insurance against Ireland ending their Six Nations winning streak in Dublin on Sunday. Already a triple Grand Slam winner,...
Free-Flowing Lilywhites Are a Class Above
Byline: TONY McGEE DIVISION 2 Kildare 1-17 Antrim 0-11 TWENTY years out of the second tier of the football league and Antrim's return yesterday was served with a healthy dose of reality. Kildare's goal, in the closing seconds of a poor...
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FROZEN ALIVE! (and I Lived to Tell the Tale); It's the Bizarre Minus 130[degrees]c Ice Chamber Tony Blair Uses to Unwind, So How Did Our Writer Shape Up
Byline: by Vincent Graff THE WORDS on the document in front of me are unequivocal: This may provoke heart attacks or strokes. Now, I've signed plenty of legal documents in my time -- haven't we all? -- but never before have I agreed to take part...
Fury after Woman, 81, Goes to Jail While Thug Walks Free
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter THE SNP's 'soft-touch' justice reforms were last night branded a 'shambles', with an 81-year-old peace protester jailed while a violent thug walked free. Grandmother Georgina Smith, an anti-war campaigner,...
Gilroy's Enjoying Blues' Road Trips; Good Away Form Hits Orchard Celebrations
Byline: CIAN MURPHY reports from the Athletic Grounds DIVISION 1 Dublin 2-12 Armagh 1-11 PAT GILROY can look forward to the spring with some confidence as he saw his Dublin side pick up their impressive away form where they left off last...
Girl Knifed to Death Two Weeks before Her Baby Was Due
Byline: Luke Salkeld A PREGNANT teenager was stabbed to death and her home set on fire two weeks before she was due to give birth. Firemen who found the body of Nikitta Grender, 19, in the burntout flat initially thought she had died in the blaze....
Going Green Will Mean Even Fewer Boys in Blue
Byline: Mark Howarth A CASH-STRAPPED police force is spending up to [pounds sterling]100,000 on 'green' vans only days after announcing plans to close 15 stations. Northern Constabulary also claimed last month that it had no choice but to axe...
GREAT SCOTT HITS BACK; Advantage to Celtic as Brown Responds
Byline: PETER JARDINE Rangers 2 Celtic 2 SCOTT BROWN upstaged even El-Hadji Diouf yesterday as the Celtic captain savoured a remarkable moment of redemption on a dramatic afternoon at Ibrox. Sent off in Govan last February, the Scotland international...
HACKETT HAS RIGHT STUFF TO dEpUTISE FOR HORAn
Byline: MARK KENNEDY Meath 0-16 Wicklow 1-11 NICKy HORAN'S replacement as Meath's centre-forward, Neil Hackett, proved to be just as effective as he pointed the Royals to victory over Wicklow at Arklow yesterday. It was the second time in...
HAMMER BLOW! Keane Ruled out of Wales Clash ... and McCarthy Won't Play Either
Byline: PHILIP QUINN WEST HAM UNITED. 0 CHELSEA .................. 0 BIRMINGHAM CITY .. 1 LIVERPOOL ............... 1 ROBBIE KEanE and James McCarthy have been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's Carling nations Cup opener against...
Hammer Middle Classes with a Huge Council Tax Hike, Says Union
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter MIDDLE-CLASS Scots families should be hit with a massive rise in council tax bills, public sector union chiefs said yesterday. Unveiling its 'manifesto' for this year's Holyrood election, Unison...
Harry Is Nudged by Niko Winner
Byline: ALEX KAY NIKO KRANJCAR might be Tottenham's hero for now but the Croat is not stupid enough to think his injury-time winner against Bolton will turn around his season. Kranjcar has played just six matches in the Barclays Premier League this...
Have Scientists Finally Found the Facelift in a Jar? Anti-Ageing Cream Claims to Make Older Skin Boost Its Own Collagen
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent IT'S HAILED as the magic beauty ingredient that can take years off your face. And collagen, the skin-plumping protein said to smooth out laugh lines and crow's feet, seems to be in most anti-wrinkle...
Have Scientists Finally Found the Facelif T in a Jar? Anti-Ageing Cream Claims to Make Older Skin Boost Its Own Collagen
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent IT'S HAILED as the magic beauty ingredient that can take years off your face. And collagen, the skin-plumping protein said to smooth out laugh lines and crow's feet, seems to be in most anti-wrinkle...
Have Scientists Finally Found the Facelift in a Jar? Cream Claims to Get to the Root of Wrinkles
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent IT'S HAILED as the magic beauty ingredient that can take years off your face. And there is no shortage of anti-wrinkle creams containing collagen, the skin-plumping protein said to smooth out laugh lines...
Have Scientists F Inally Found the Facelift in a Jar? Cream Claims to Get to the Root of Wrinkles
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Correspondent IT'S HAILED as the magic beauty ingredient that can take years off your face. And there is no shortage of anti-wrinkle creams containing collagen, the skin-plumping protein said to smooth out laugh lines...
Heir Apparent Doherty Fields Every Question on Economy as Adams Takes a Back Seat
Byline: Ferghal Blaney SINN Fein's new golden boy Pearse Doherty is looking more and more like the heir apparent. At the party's election campaign launch yesterday, it was the 33-yearold Donegal man who fielded most of the questions from the...
Helicopters, Tanks, a Burst of Gunfire. Crackdown or False Alarm?
Byline: From Richard Pendlebury in tahrir square, Cairo A WEAK winter sun reflects off the Nile as rush-hour traffic grinds over the 6th of October bridge. 'Calm' is a relative concept here. Twenty million people live in Cairo, and when an Egyptian...
Highland Fling; Hibs Outcast Hogg Enjoying a Whole New Lease of Life with Butcher's Boys at Inverness
Byline: ALASDAIR FRASER THEY talk of the loneliness of the long-distance runner, but what of the loneliness of the longoverlooked defender? Chris Hogg, proud wearer of the captain's armband at Easter Road up until last summer, admits he began to...
Hodgson the Target for Albion after Axe Falls on Di Matteo
Byline: by NEIL MOXLEY ROY HODGSON will be offered a quick return to football with West Bromwich Albion as they draw up a short-list to replace Roberto Di Matteo. Former Liverpool and Fulham manager Hodgson is seen as the man to steady the ship...
Hook Tries to Lift Wales for Murrayfield
Byline: SEAN VINCENT JAMES HOOK has urged his team-mates to 'dig in' as Wales' troubled squad prepare for saturday's trip to murrayfield. Hook issued his rallying call following last Friday night's 26-19 defeat by england which left Wales smarting...
How Ff Spent Millions to Keep the Unions Sweet
MORE than [euro]60million in public funds went as hush money to the social partners over the decade of the boom in order to buy industrial peace, it was revealed yesterday. Ministers made support payments to schemes with little or no productive...
How Referring to Gossip as 'Jungle Drums' Led to Six-Month Race Probe
Byline: Luke Salkeld A HEALTH watchdog has had its funding withdrawn after its chairman was bizarrely accused of racism for using the phrase 'jungle drums' to describe gossip. The innocuous remark at a public meeting was seized upon by an equality...
How Referring to Gossip as 'Jungle Drums' Led to Six-Month Racism Probe
Byline: Luke Salkeld A HEALTH watchdog has had its funding withdrawn after its chairman was bizarrely accused of racism for using the phrase 'jungle drums' to describe gossip. The innocuous remark at a public meeting was seized upon by an equality...
How They Rated
Byline: SHANE McGRATH IRELAND LUKE FITZGERALD Very secure under the high ball, kicked well, ran some good lines and bar one turnover, had his most impressive 80 minutes since returning from injury 7/10 FERGUS McFADDEN But for Brian O'Driscoll's...
How They Rated
Byline: compiled by MARK WILSON RANGERS(4-4-1-1) ALLAN McGREGOR: No chance with goals conceded but made incredible save from Samaras 7/10 STEVEN WHITTAKER: Perfect penalty put Rangers back in front but restricted going forward 6/10 MADJID...
How They Rated; Rangers
Byline: compiled by MARK WILSON aLLaN McGreGor: No chance with goals conceded but made incredible save from Samaras steVeN whittaker: Perfect penalty put Rangers back in front but restricted going forward MadJid boUGherra: Booked for going late...
HOW TO LOOK FAB IN YOUR 50s; There's No Reason to Give Up on Style in Middle Age. All You Need Are Some Golden Rules. Who Better to Be Your Guide Than Marie Helvin; Skinny Belts, Pencil Skirts and Why You DON'T Have to Hide Your Arms!
Byline: by Marie Helvin LAST November, I took a long black Donna Karan jersey column dress to Marrakech for the reopening of the La Mamounia Hotel. That dress had been a standby of mine for 20 years. It's low-cut and I always loved the pictures...
How to ... Stop Sabotaging Your Diet
Byline: Dr SARAH SCHENKER A MONTH in and those New Year diet resolutions should showing results on the scales by now. But what if the pounds won't budge? You've probably succumbed to some of the most common dieting mistakes. But don't give up --...
I'm Victim of PC Vendetta, Says Christian Drug Expert; GP Sacked from Government Advisory Panel before He Even Started
Byline: James Slack, Ian Drury A CHRISTIAN GP claimed last night that he had been 'sacrificed on the altar of political correctness' after being sacked as a government drugs adviser. Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, a respected family doctor, was dismissed...
Ireland Loses Its Blues Supremo as Gary Moore Dies Suddenly
Byline: Gerard Couzens and Neil Michael THE world of rock music was last night mourning the loss of guitar legend Gary Moore after he died in a hotel in the Costa del Sol. The former Thin Lizzy member was discovered in his bed at the luxury Kempinski...
It'll Be Caley Thistle Up Next -- Eventually
Byline: PETER JARDINE INVERNESS Caley Thistle will be lying in wait for one half of the Old Firm -- when the Glasgow giants finally settle their fifth-round replay at Parkhead on Wednesday March 2. Terry Butcher's team was plucked out of the hat...
It's Cuts All Round. but Not for Them; as locAl Authorities Look to Tighten Purse Strings
Byline: Allan Massie the MondAy coluMn THERE are still some who regard the huge public debt and current account deficit with which the Labour Government burdened its successor with indifference and believe public spending should be allowed to go...
It Was Goals, Goals, Goals Galore in These Three Matches, Too
Byline: DOMINIC KING, JANINE SELF, CHRIS WHEELER DAVID MOYES does not deal in sensationalism but even he could do little else than hail Louis Saha following a remarkable game against Blackpool that finished 5-3 in Everton's favour. Moyes does...
It Was Goals, Goals, Goals Galore in These Three Matches, Too
Byline: DOMINIC KING, JANINE SELF and CHRIS WHEELER DAVID MOYES does not deal in sensationalism but even he could do little else than hail Louis Saha following a remarkable game against Blackpool that finished 5-3 in Everton's favour. Moyes does...
I Was like a Mother to Naomi. I Won't Talk to Her Now; as She Lays Bare the Modelling World in a New TV Series, Naomi Campbell's Former Agent Spills the Beans
Byline: by Liz Jones FLIRTING with rich, dubious, famous and infamous men. chronic lateness and stroppy behaviour. Freebies of the most extravagant, dangerous kind. if there was one story that emerged last year to expose the fashion industry for...
Jedward off and Running, but Are They Euro Cheats?
Byline: Claire Gorman SAY it's - like - so not true, Jedward! Did the twins sneak an advantage on their rivals to see who will sing for Ireland in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The pop duo are now really under pressure after agreeing...
John Lewis Adds a Get-Out Clause to Its Price Promise
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor JOHN Lewis is using a small-print clause to avoid sticking to its price promise of being 'Never Knowingly Undersold'. The chain built its reputation on the basis of ethical trading and a promise -...
Johnno: Now I'll Be Tough on My Team
Byline: by CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent POST MORTEMS usually take place in the aftermath of defeats, but Martin Johnson will today launch a 'tough' review of Friday's win over Wales in the hope of breaking his England team's infuriating pattern...
Johnson Planning Some Tough Talking
Byline: CHRIS FOY POST-MORTEMS usually take place in the aftermath of defeats, but Martin Johnson will today launch a 'tough' review of Friday's win over Wales in the hope of breaking his England team's infuriating pattern of inconsistency. The...