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Articles from June 4, 1996

A Breath of Fresh Oxygen
Byline: MARTIN JACKSON EVEN though we would be dead in minutes without it, it's something that we take for granted, Luckily it's easily available, as 21 per cent of the atmosphere we involuntarily breathe. But are we making enough of this common...
Bond Yields Worry Dealers; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER NEW YORK bears have been growling for weeks that? if US treasury bond yields rise above 7pc again Wall Street will have a 'significant -500-point-correction. Talk like that saw the Dow Jones index slide almost 190 points last...
Cantona Had a Little Secret
Byline: NICK TOWNSEND ERIC CANTONA has revealed how his children gave him the strength to get through the aftermath of his infamous kung-fu attack on a fan last February. Manchester United's 30-year-old French star, who was banned for eight months...
Complaints Began in Beijing
Byline: DAVID FACEY ENGLAND'S rowdy behaviour and wild partying were causing offence even before they reached Hongkong on their ill-fated Far East tour, according to a prominent businessman. The England players have been heavily criticised for...
Doctor Prig's Historic Vision
Byline: PETER PATERSON Fair Game (C4); Bramwell (ITV) SO IT was farewell last night to Eleanor Bramwell, a pioneering woman doctor of the Victorian era, who gave her name to a priggish, politically correct TV drama series by Lucy Gannon. Of...
EU Drags Us Down Says the Treasury; BRITAIN `IS HEADING FOR THE WORLD THIRD DIVISION'
Byline: SONIA PURNELL MEMBERSHIP of the European Union threatens to make Britain a third class economic nation, according to a Treasury document. The UK will have been overtaken by India, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand by 2015 with Mexico and...
Even Top's Injury Scare
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE EVEN TOP, runner-up to Mark of Esteem in the 2,000 Guineas, has only a 50-50 chance of making the Derby line-up on Saturday after suffering a sore near-fore and a quarter-crack on his heel which has been screwed together....
FA Appeases the Hooligans
FACED with an outbreak of drunken hooliganism among top players, the Football Association investigates, then refuses to name names or to suspend the guilty men from Euro 96. Instead it imposes fines which high-earning footballers will regard as derisory....
First Victoty in the Beef Battle
Byline: DAVID HUGHES BRITAIN won a victory last night in the battle to end the worldwide ban on its beef. A partial lifting of the boycott on gelatine, tallow and bull semen was backed in a 9-6 vote of European Union governments at a meeting...
Fragmented Knowledge: Many Teachers No Longer Know How to Teach Whole Classes
Byline: Tony Halpin THE Labour Party's dramatic conversion to the cause of teaching the Three Rs by traditional means only indicates how badly standards have fallen as a result of decades of ill-conceived experiments in the classroom. The goal...
Greed and the Great Legal Stress Racket
Byline: PAUL JOHNSON THE absurdity of the [pounds sterling]1.2 million handed out to 14 junior policemen who merely did their duty during the Hillsborough disaster should finally stir Parliament into taking action against what has become the Stress...
HANDOUTS THAT WILL NEVER BE PASSPORT TO RICHES; Commentary
Byline: Anthony Daniels THE latest report by the Rowntree Foundation on poverty in Britain could not be more politically correct if it tried. It suggests that if the millions of households which are dependent upon State handouts could only be given...
Have These Transplant Patients Inherited the Donor's Characters?
Byline: DANIEL JEFFREYS MAUREEN MITCHELL sounds a little out of breath but its got nothing to do with the heart transplant she had almost two years ago. `We just had a birthday party for my daughter Rachel,' says the 35-year-old from Inverurie...
Headmaster Wrecked My Marriage, Says Husband
Byline: HELEN CARROLL SCHOOL governors are investigating claims that a headmaster seduced his married secretary by bombarding her with love letters. Father-of-three John Clay gave Freda Jowitt 40 letters on the last day of term telling her to...
How a Brain Implant Made Me Hear Again
Byline: DEBORAH DOOLEY APPLES can be eaten in every form: raw, finely grated, baked, as sauce or in a compote with raisins. Raw, grated apples can be eaten in large quantities. It is advisable to peel them so as not to burden the digestion and...
How a Man Who Used to Be in Charge of a [Pounds Sterling]50m Budget Looks for a New Job
Byline: JAMES GOLDEN AT the age of 56 Derek Webb found himself stuck in life's cul de sac. Nobody seemed interested in the skills of the former Ministry of Defence accountant who was once responsible for a [pounds sterling]50million Nato budget...
How Hair Can Tell Your Health
Byline: JULIE COHEN THE genius Beethoven had no idea the secrets of his life would be revealed not by historians but by scientists analysing locks of his unruly hair nearly 170 years after his death. Academics have been baffled by questions surrounding...
I Decided I'd Rather Buy a Horse Than Have a Child; Me and My Health
Byline: GRAHAM BRIDGSTOCK IN HIS trademark topper and tails Peter O'Sullevan will be at Epsom on Saturday (June 8) though not to talk viewers round the Derby. Instead, while Channel 4 does that the BBC's longest-serving commentator will quietly...
In the Dock, the Businessman Who Caught a Burglar in the Act
Byline: NICK HOPKINS A BUSINESSMAN who trapped a burglar after a string of break-ins at his warehouse was seized himself when he called the police. Nick Rodwell, 47, caught Christopher Love trying to climb into the building late at night, a court...
I Want to Be Best; Euro 96
IT DOESN'T matter how good a player you are, you think you are or people say you are, it is only when you prove it at major a tournament that you can expect to be regarded as world class. My ambition this summer is to be acknowledged as one of the...
Julie Wanted a Home, I Longed for Excitement; Relationships
Byline: IAN WOODWARD DIANA QUICK, 49, was propelled to fame as Julia Flyte in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited. She currently co-presents LWT's Theatreland and opened last week in Kindertransport at the Palace Theatre, Watford. Her partner is...
Kanga,charles and a Tragic Obsession; as Lady Tryon Fights for Her Life,we Uncover the Story of a Woman Increasingly Depressed over Her Fading Friendship with Prince Chales
Byline: MICHAEL HARVEY;LUKE HARDING;STEPHEN MORRIS PRINCE Charles's close friend Lady Tryon lay paralysed in hospital last night after breaking her back in a fall from the window of a private clinic. Lord Tryon said it was `unlikely' his wife...
Lineker the Apprentice Who Cleans Des's Boots; Euro 96
THERE'S a chance that Gary Lineker, once captain of England and soon-to-be first lieutenant of one of the BBC's summer sporting flagships, will be interviewing a euphoric Terry Venables come Sunday, June 30. Which leads you to suggest, somewhat...
Look out for Venables and His Wounded Lions; Euro 96
Byline: NEIL HARMAN IF the spirit of the Musketeer generated behind the locked doors of the inquisition chamber is reproduced on the playing fields of England these next three weeks, Terry Venables may yet have his cake and eat it after all. ...
Methodists Open Their Doors to Divorcee Weddings
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY METHODISTS are likely to sweep away their last barrier to divorcees remarrying in church. They believe it should be up to a couple to decide themselves whether a church wedding is the right choice. A disapproving minister...
Move over Lads, Here's the Chaise Longue Potato
Byline: MAUREEN LIPMAN FOR the next month I, and the rest of my teenager-free household, will he balancing our lukewarm dinner on trays in front of Mr Logie Baird's little money-spinner from twilight 'til test card. And yes, I may occasionally...
No One Is Immune to Cancer, Not Even a Countess. Undeterred, Sally Baldwinfought Back with a Diet of Vegetable Juices. This Is Her Amazing
Byline: COUNTESS BALDWIN OF BEWDLEY IN THE face of almost certain death from breast cancer, Sally Baldwin, 54-year-old wife of Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, steadfastly refused chemotherapy and opted for a remarkable alternative therapy known as the...
Oh We Do like to Be beneath Spaghetti Junction . . . EU CASH TO BUILD BIRMINGHAM'S FIRST BEACH
Byline: NICK HOPKINS NEVER mind the deafening noise, permanent shade and choking fumes. Britain's most bizarre beach could soon be opened under Spaghetti Junction, one of the busiest motorway intersections in Europe. Developers plan to use...
Players United at Least, Even If Their Values Are Misguided
Byline: ROB SHEPHERD TERRY VENABLES' players drew up the drawbridge and created Fortress England yesterday - exactly as expected. Late on Sunday night England's European Championship squad adopted a siege mentality following the inquest into...
Reversing the Charges BT Ordered to Make Calls Cheaper for 16million
Byline: DAVID NORRIS BRITISH Telecom was ordered yesterday to cut bills for 16million phone users. The industry watchdog Oftel said the average customer had lost out as big discounts were handed to businesses. Under the regulator's proposals,...
Rover's Makeover; Be Flexible and Your Jobs Are Safe, Car Workers Told
Byline: RAY MASSEY NEARLY 40,000 car workers are to be asked to give up their once-sacrosanct weekend off in return for a flexible four-day week and job security. Managers at Rover want employees to be ready to work on Saturdays and willing to...
SCOTS FACE BRAVEHEART WITH ONLY McALLISTER TO SAVE THEM; EURO 96
BRAVEHEART no more, as The Proclaimers would, er, proclaim. Scotland is bracing itself for Brokenheart. Even the most optimistic of blue-painted faces, looking through rose-tinted spectacles, fear Scottish failure in Euro 96, though not nearly as...
Secret Agony of the Stars
Byline: RAJ PERSAUD NICOLA PAGETT, former star of the Seventies TV series Upstairs Downstairs, has revealed that she suffers from manic-depression. The visual hallucinations caused by the illness has resulted in periodic stays in psychiatric hospitals....
Shearer Can Answer All the Questions; EURO 96
Byline: DAVID WALKER ALAN SHEARER can finally justify his status as the finest striker of his generation by providing the goalscoring inspiration in England's challenge for the European Championship this month. For a man who has outscored legendary...
Sorry Nigel,you Looked Better (and Happier) before; the Ex-Chancellor Has Lost Five Stone and Proves Not Everyone Benefits from a Diet
Byline: Digby Anderson POOR Lord Lawson. There he is in the photos `before' and `after'. That is before and after a year's diet shedding five stone to 12 stone. The pity is, he looks so much better before than after. Before, the 64-year-old former...
So Who Were the Victims?
Byline: STEPHEN OLDFIELD BEREAVED families reacted with anger last night after 14 police officers won [pounds sterling]1.2million damages for mental scars left by the Hillsborough disaster. All went on to the terraces to save crushed and suffocated...
SPINELESS; FA and Venables Spread Blame and Shield Guilty Men
Byline: NEIL HARMAN TERRY VENABLES and his England footballers closed ranks last night in defiance of the country's demands for the guilty men of Flight CX251 to be thrown out of Euro 96. Venables' inquiry into the smashing of televisions on...
Stages Fit for the Best
Byline: NICK TOWNSEND THE most significant legacy of Hillsborough and the resulting Taylor Report has been the accelerated renovation of our great stadia, the benefit of which wills become readily apparent once Euro 96 begins. OLD TRAFFORD, Sir...
Suddenly Camilla Was Much Closer and Dale Didn't Much like That
Byline: GLENYS ROBERTS ON THE surface Dale Tryon has everything: a beautiful family, an aristocratic husband, royal connections and a good deal of personal charm, wit and energy. Yet people who knew 48-year-old Lady Tryon well have not been entirely...
The Age of Innocence; EURO 96
Byline: JEFF POWELL THAT HAZY, historic Saturday has taken its place in English memory alongside the day Kennedy was assassinated, the time OJ was acquitted, the afternoon Lennon was shot, the night when any of US stole our first -kiss. We were...
The Great England Cover-Up
A DOUBLE cover-up disgraced the face of English soccer yesterday. As England players left the seclusion of the hotel in Buckinghamshire where they are preparing for the European Championships, midfielder Paul Ince placed a plastic shopping bag over...
The Jewish Food Tester Told: You Have to Eat Pork; MARKS & SPENCER IS ACCUSED OF `RACE BIAS'
A JEWISH woman was turned down by Marks & Spencer for a food technologist's job because she refused to eat pork and shellfish. Rosemary Hoffman, 50, is suing the chain for racial discrimination after after being told she should be able to sample...
The Love That Led a Double Rapist to Repent
Byline: TIM KNOWLES THE love of a clergyman's daughter led a convicted rapist to confess he had carried out a further attack soon after his release from jail. Leslie Malcolm, 31, gave himself up despite knowing that he would face years behind...
The Price of Hate; after 12 Years of Feuding, Neighbours Settle for [Pounds Sterling]75 Each
A 12-YEAR feud between neighbours was settled yesterday with an award of just [pounds sterling]75 to each side. The court case, involving allegations of a poisoned pet, sabotaged vegetable patches, spy cameras and listening devices, was spread over...
The Schoolboy Stowaway's Return Voyage; NO ONE ASKED TO SEE MY TICKET SAYS JAMES, 12
Byline: LUKE HARDING PORT officials launched an inquiry yesterday into how a 12-year-old boy managed to stow away on a ferry to Spain for the second time in 21 months. James Webb dodged security checks and walked unchallenged aboard the P &...
Tomorrow's Teachers Know All about 'Life Skills' or 'Learning Strategies' but Can They Teach Reading? Some Aren't So Sure; What's Wrong with Our Schools?
Byline: GRAHAM TURNER `SUPPOSING we trained our doctors as we train our teachers,' declared Dr Eric Anderson, formerly a highly successful headmaster of Eton and now Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford. `Most of us would be dead.' The whole culture...
Virtual Doctor on Call
Byline: MARTIN JACKSON Trips to the doctor could become a thing of the past, thanks to computer and video technology that will allow you to be examined in your home. Many pilot projects are under way, including international link-ups that allow...
Weary Muster Put out to Grass
Byline: MIKE DICKSON OUT of the French Open - out to grass, in fact - went defending champion Thomas Muster yesterday, eliminated by a player who turned up at Roland Garros only in the hope of some practice. It was the gangly figure of Michael...
WE CAN DO IT; (1) EURO 96 (2) the Time Is Right for Us to Make Our Nation Proud
ENGLISH football's pride has taken a real battering, both on and off the pitch. But now we have the perfect chance to make the country proud of us again - and we believe we can do it by winning the European Championship. Not much has gone right...
What's the Alternative?
Byline: HAZEL COURTENEY FROM pesticides to pre-menstrual syndrome, aggression to asthma - if you are seeking an alternative answer to your problems, I am here to help. I also like to hear your tips and stories. BECAUSE of pre-menstrual syndrome,...
Why Mobile Phones Are under Firey
Byline: ANN KENT FIVE years ago the suggestion would have been considered ridiculous. Now it's the health scare which won't go away. Can mobile phones really cause cancer, Alzheimer's disease and a host of lesser ills? Last night, BBC1's Watchdog...
Why Won't They Let Us Breastfeed Our Babies?
Byline: JANE DEWAR MARIA Rugg was close to breaking point. `I just wanted to cry all the time and insisted on going home the day after giving birth,' she says. Her problem was she wanted to breastfeed her new baby and her attempts were being sabotaged...