Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from February 13, 1996

Actor Chums Call Me `Old Vick'; WHAT'S IN MY MEDICINE CHEST
Byline: TIM WALKER THE pills and potions, bottles and lotions speak volumes about just how healthy - or unhealthy - you are. JEREMY SINDEN, who is appearing as Toad in the Royal National Theatre's production of The Wind In The Willows at the Old...
A Little Star in Stripes; Intensive Care for World's Rarest Tiger Cub
Byline: JUNE SOUTHWORTH HE plays with soft toys, takes his milk from a bottle, then curls up on the nearest lap for a snooze. As you can see from the snarl, he also has another side to his character. But London Zoo's new wild cat has every...
A Million Love Songs Later Is That It from Take That; Why the World's Most Popular Teen Band Could Be Right to Quit While Theahead
Byline: GRACE BRADBERRY NO ONE ever expected Take That to last forever, least of all its members themselves. As they might have sung, it takes no time at all for one teen sensation to replace another. So yesterday's reports that the band were...
An Apricot a Day Helps Your Cuts Fade Away
Byline: HAZEL COURTENEY FROM skin problems to circulation, insomnia to indigestion, if you are seeking an alternative answer to your problems I am here to help. I also like to hear your tips and stories. Q SMALL sores or cuts on my skin seem...
A Secret Sexuality, Tigerskin Rugs and the Birth of the Bonkbuster
Byline: DIANA HUTCHINSON THE future of the sex and shopping novel has been brought sharply into focus during the last few days by the unfolding Joan Collins' courtroom saga in New York where she is being sued by her U.S. publishers, Random House,...
Capriati's Carefree Comeback; No Pressure on the Wunderkid Who Burned Out
Byline: MIKE DICKSON THE most notorious burn-out case in tennis returns to the professional game this evening with her father insisting that the world will be seeing a happier Jennifer Capriati. `She feels good with herself. She has been working...
Coffee `Cure' for Diabetic Sufferers
Byline: MARTIN JACKSON DOCTORS may have discovered a simple and fast treatment to help diabetics when their blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. Research suggests that the amount of caffeine contained in just two or three cups of coffee a...
Commentary
Byline: KEVIN MYERS THE blast which killed two men and injured many other innocents might yet reach far beyond London's Docklands. Unless peace is restored, the effects on the entire island of Ireland could be far graver. For north and south...
Danger in Farnell Bid to Join Premier League
Byline: andrew alexander HOWARD POULSON, chief executive of [pounds sterling]900m electronics distributor Farnell, is hoarse but optimistic. He has made nearly 70 presentations to shareholders to canvass support for his [pounds sterling]1.8bn agreed...
DANI JOY; Portuguese Teenager Strikes the Hammer Blow to Shatter Spurs
Byline: BRIAN SCOVELL WEST HAM manager Harry Redknapp hailed the arrival of another potential superstar from abroad following last night's 1-0 derby win at Tottenham. After his 19-year-old Portuguese international Dani had scored the fifth minute...
Dr Robot's Triumph; Surgeon Wields His Scalpel on a Patient 144 Miles Away
Byline: DENNIS NEWSON A SURGEON has performed a hernia operation on a man 144 miles away in another country. The 55-year-old patient lay on the operating table at a hospital in Holland, with a remote-controlled robot arm poised above him, holding...
Ecstasy Time Bomb Regular Users `Are Risking Brain Damage'
REGULAR users of Ecstasy face irreversible damage to the brain, heart and liver, a study indicates. The long-term dangers add to the deadly immediate risks of overheating when taking the `rave' drug, and of drinking too much water to try to counter...
England Still Smiling after Early Ordeal
Byline: PETER JOHNSON ENGLAND'S vow to grin and bear even the unnecessary rigours of a shambolic World Cup withstood its greatest test so far yesterday. They stumbled into their hotel here last night, weary but unwhingeing, after a 16-hour journey...
Father of Four Is Clubbed to Death in Road-Rage Frenzy
Byline: JOHN WOODCOCK A MAN was clubbed to death on a lonely country road after road rage flared between two drivers. Peter Swailes, a passenger in one of the cars, was struck once on the back of his head with a heavy implement, possibly a steering...
FOUR NEW FITNESS VIDEOS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE SHOPS BUT WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOU? MANDY FRANCIS SHOWED THEM TO FITNESS PROFESSIONAL TEE DOBINSON AND ASKED HER TO RATE THEM AGAINST THE ESTABLISHED BEST-SELLERS BY CINDY CRAWFORD AND ELLE MacPHERSON
Byline: MANDY FRANCIS Beverley Callard Real Results, VCI, 10.99. IT CAME as something of a surprise to discover that Callard, the popular star of Coronation Street and real-life mother of two has been teaching exercise classes for years. Tee...
Gnome Is Where the Heart Is . . AS THE PRICE OF GARDEN GNOMES ROCKETS, THE PRIME MINISTER'S BROTHER PAYTRIBUTE TO THE SILENT VICTIMS OF SNOBBERY
Byline: TERRY MAJOR-BALL AFTER enduring years of ridicule and abuse at the hands of the snobs and the faddists, I am delighted to see that garden gnomes are finally being recognised for their true worth. The latest edition of that venerable journal...
Heads Give Blair Poor Marks for School Policy Which Way Will He Steer Us? LABOUR LEADER COMES UNDER ATTACK ON TWO FRONTS
Byline: TONY HALPIN HEAD teachers branded Tony Blair's education policy naive, vague and unconvincing yesterday. They warned that his proposals raise the spectre of a return to town hall activists dictating what happens in the classroom. The...
Healthy Glow at Amersham
Byline: geoff foster AMERSHAM International, the first of Maggie Thatcher's privatisations back in 1982 when Joe Public was offered stock at 142p, set pulses racing yesterday. Shares of the health science group soared to 870p before closing...
Hope Lies Shattered like Shards of Glass
PEACE was still on everyone's lips in Parliament. What was missing was hope. That lay shattered with the shards of glass at Canary Wharf. The consensus among the political leaders in the House of Commons was sepulchral. The pall of gloom that...
How Angina Victims Can Take Heart from Lasers; GOOD HEALTH
Byline: JENNY HOPE DOCTORS have pioneered the use of laser technology to treat heart patients who cannot be helped by conventional surgery. Manuel Espana, 55, is one of the first patients in Britain to be given the new treatment with a carbon...
Lloyd's Names Shock as Price of Freedom Soars
Byline: STEPHEN BENZIKIE Lloyd's Names may have to find an extra [pounds sterling]100,000 each under the insurance market's proposals for a [pounds sterling]2.8bn settlement to end legal actions. Delivering plans for sharing out the fund,...
Making a Fine Art
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS THEY had room on the walls for 90 of those Cezanne paintings at the Tate Gallery and the crowds queued outside, way down the Embankment, frozen by a wind blowing off the Thames that had started out on the Steppes of Russia....
Maria's Tragedy Could Now Give Life to Others
Byline: JENNY HOPE MARIA AYLING was just 20 when she died after developing a blood clot while taking a contraceptive pill. And her tragedy highlights a little-known disorder that could be involved in the deaths of thousands of people each year....
Medical Notes
Byline: JENNY HOPE A TEASPOON of salt every day could help people who suffer unexplained episodes of fainting. Doctors say the condition, known as syncope, is fairly common, particularly in those who are underweight or elderly, and is often triggered...
Murdered Doctor's Family May Sue Suspect; EXCLUSIVE ON SISTERS' HISTORIC FIGHT FOR DAMAGES
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT THE family of a woman doctor murdered 14 months ago are preparing to make legal history by suing a suspect for damages. Detectives have been frustrated in their hunt for the killer of Joan Francisco, a 27-year-old gynaecologist...
NHS Rent-a-Mother Taxpayer Faces a [Pounds Sterling]10,000 Bill for Surrogate Birth
Byline: JENNY HOPE NATIONAL HEALTH cash is to be used for the first time to enable a childless couple to have a baby by a surrogate mother, it was revealed yesterday. Officials have agreed in principle to pay for the birth, which could cost more...
Night I Found My Wife Murdered, by Theatre Man
Byline: STEVE MORRIS A THEATRE worker told yesterday how he arrived home to find his wife dead, sprawled across a bloodsoaked bed. Caroline Williams, 29, had been raped and murdered by an intruder during a burglary, it was alleged at the Old...
One Foot in the Grave - and It's All Down to Anger; GOOD HEALTH
Byline: MARTIN JACKSON CERTAINLY it's not difficult to guess Victor Meldrew's reaction on hearing last week that the British Heart Foundation is spending [pounds sterling]37,000 to prove whether anger causes heart attacks. A familiar spasm of apoplexy...
Sharks Join the War on Cancer
Byline: RICHARD SHEARS TO millions who gaze on it each year, the sight is unforgettable. But for some visitors, the memory of the magnificent red splendour of Ayers Rock is not enough . Unable to resist, they pocket a small piece of it...
Something Fancy in the Woodshed
FROM the outside it looks like an ordinary garden shed. But old bulbs, broken flower pots and rusting tools have no place inside. Instead there is a plush red carpet, a moulded plaster ceiling, ornamental fireplace, drapes - even cherubs and...
Sullivan May Quit over Fan Thuggery
Byline: PETER WHITE BIRMINGHAM CITY'S joint owner David Sullivan last night threatened to quit the club as fears grew that their latest incident of crowd trouble could lead to the closure of St Andrew's. Sullivan and his fellow directors will...
Sun , Sand, Sex - and Sadness
Byline: peter paterson Island Of Dreams: Romance In The Sun (C4); Our Friends In The North (BBC2) HAVE British women become so indulged and spoiled that they have lost the pioneering spirit and are no longer able to adapt to strange climes and...
Swinburn Vigil; Father at the Bedside of Injured Rider
WALTER SWINBURN remains in a critical condition despite regaining consciousness in the intensive care unit of Hong Kong's Prince of Wales Hospital. According to a hospital spokesman, Swinburn improved yesterday morning and was listed as being `ill'...
The Buried Treasure I Saved from Stalin; Fifty Years on, a German Aristocrat Digs Up His Heirlooms
Byline: BILL MOULAND AS the guns of the advancing Russian army lit up the night sky to the east, Princess Victoria zu Lynar-Redern knew she had no choice. Adolf Hitler had forbidden his people to flee the invasion, claiming glorious victory was...
The Food Pharmacy
FOOD is much more than a cure for hunger pangs. Some foods fight disease and actively prolong life. Each week the Food Pharmacy will unlock the healthy secrets of everyday foods and change the way we think about eating. This week, we look at Barley....
The Girls Loved Me but They Always Broke David's Heart; `He's So Much Stronger Than Me in Many Different Ways
Byline: IAN WOODWARD THE Nankeville brothers were born, raised and still live near each other in the Ashford area of Middlesex. Their father Phil named the family discount store Davro after his sons David and Robert - comic-impressionist Bobby,...
The Great Holiday Dilemma
Byline: SALLY CLARK THE tragic story of Oxford don Caroline Fraser, who returned from Africa complaining of flu but died days later of suspected malaria, has fuelled the debate over the use of anti-malarial drugs. Tropical disease experts believe...
The Gun They Smuggled in as They Talked Peace
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THE IRA has smuggled a formidable armoury of weapons on to the mainland during the 17-month ceasefire, police fear. Armour-piercing machine guns, grenade launchers and at least one high-powered sniping rifle of the type...
The Sitcom Guide to Staying Alive; Good Health
Byline: MONICA PORTER THE link between the sort of people we are and the kinds of health problems we are likely to develop has for many years been the subject of close scrutiny by the medical establishment. Certain personality types, it is now clear,...
The Surgeon Told Me He Had to Remove Half of My Face or I Would Die
Byline: KEN KRUCK SUNDAY June 21 1992, is carved into my memory as the day my living nightmare began. My wife Doreen and I were loading the car ready for a week's holiday when I felt a soreness in my throat. `Doreen,' I said, `I think I've got tonsillitis...
The Symbol That Says: We Won't Give Up Hope Business Waits for Aftershock; IN THE AFTERMATH OF DOCKLANDS BLAST, TEARS OF THE CITY WITH MOST TO LOSE AND FEARS OF THE FORCES WHO GUARD AGAINST ANOTHER OUTRAGE
Byline: SUZANNE O'SHEA SOME held white paper doves that fluttered in the biting wind. Others had brought home-made signs that read simply: `Peace'. As they stood together outside Belfast City Hall yesterday in a silent vigil, the only sound...
Thief Who Left Allergy Girl's Hopes in Tatters
Byline: NICK HOPKINS WENDY FALCONER felt nothing but relief when she saw the package dumped on the doorstep. Only days before, following a burglary at her home, she had appealed for thieves to return a unique suit which protects her eight-year-old...
Top-Table Clash of the Office Newcomer and Her Bawdy Boss `I Found Him to Be a Dirty Old Man'; TRIBUNAL TOLD OF CRUDE QUIPS AND `BIGGEST BUST' CONTEST
Byline: LUKE HARDING THE executive recruit was delighted to be going to her office's annual party held in the elegance of a stately home. Joanna Traynor was even happier to find herself seated at the top table next to managing director Bill Smith....
Tunnel Role for Wakeham as Bosses Bow to Inevitable
Byline: MICHAEL WALTERS SIR ALASTAIR MORTON and his fellow directors have at last conceded that a debt-equity swap with the banks, diluting the interest of shareholders in Eurotunnel, is inevitable. As talks on a financial restructuring at the...
What Does His Valentine Gift Really Mean?
Byline: RAJ PERSAUD THE most psychologically fascinating thing about Valentine's Day is that even those most convinced about their loved one's devotion will still be put out if February 14 comes and goes without the exchange of some token of love....
Why British Workers Will Be the Best off in Europe
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM BRITISH factory workers are poised to overtake the Germans in the European earnings league for the first time since the Sixties. Lower taxes and prices mean they have greater purchasing power than most of their Continental...
Wimps of Oz Have Pride Hit for Six
Byline: jeff powell AT THE TIME of going to press last night, not one of the other 15 finalists had expressed so much as a flicker of apprehension about coming to bomb-blasted England this summer to play in the European Championship Finals. Since...