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Articles from December 15, 2011

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60 Years, 3 Children and Just Two Tiffs
IN DAYS gone by, a teenage pregnancy meant family shame and a shotgun wedding (Mail) -- the situation my wife Janet and I faced when we married on St Patrick's Day, 1951. 'Marry in haste, repent at leisure' says the proverb -- but we're still together,...
60 Years, 3 Children and Just Two Tiffs; LETTERS; (Not Bad for a Shotgun Wedding!)
IN DAYS gone by, a teenage pregnancy meant family shame and a shotgun wedding (Mail) -- the situation my wife Janet and I faced when we married on St Patrick's Day, 1951. 'Marry in haste, repent at leisure' says the proverb -- but we're still together,...
After a Miserable Year, This Verdict Made It a Good Day for the Sport
Byline: by MARCUS TOWNEND TOP female rider Kirsty Milczarek, the partner of former champion jockey Kieren Fallon, was last night banned from racing for two years after the biggest corruption probe the sport has ever seen in Britain. Milczarek,...
After a Miserable Year, This Verdict Made It a Good Day for the Sport; COMMENTARY
Byline: by MARCUS TOWNEND Racing Editor RACING has had some grim days in 2011 but, despite the lurid headlines that the banning of Kirsty Milczarek and three other jockeys prompted, yesterday was not one of them. Those who love the sport grimaced...
Ageing Population Will 'Pressure NHS'
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes THE number of over-65s in Scotland is set to soar by two-thirds by 2035, placing massive pressure on the country's health service, a report has warned. The report, published yesterday by Audit Scotland, said the number...
Agony as Fulham Fall at the Last
Byline: LAURA WILLIAMSON Fulham 2 Odense 2 FULHAM failed to join Manchester United and Manchester City in the knockout stages of the Europa League last night -- after being denied by the last kick of the game. The were three seconds away...
Agony for Fulham as They Fall at the Last
Byline: LAURA WILLIAMSON Fulham 2 Odense Odense 2 FULHAM failed to join Manchester United and Manchester City in the knockout stages of the Europa League last night -- after being denied by the last kick of the game. They were three seconds...
ALLAN IS NO EASY TARGET; West Brom Agree Fee and Ward off Old Firm
Byline: by JOHN McGARRY CELTIC and Rangers have been prevented from landing Scott Allan for a knockdown fee after West Brom yesterday agreed a [pounds sterling]400,000 price for the coveted midfielder with Dundee United. The West Midlands club...
ALL PRESENT AND CORRECT; Quirky Gift Ideas for Your Whole Family
MAN OF THE HOUSE Union Jack rug, [pounds sterling]70; Technika retro leather DAB radio, [pounds sterling]39.97; Rockburn bass guitar, [pounds sterling]89.98, all tesco.com Ava leather armchair, [pounds sterling]475; Reindeer knit jumper, [pounds...
Amy Has Big Ambitions for Role in U.S. Leprechaun Love Story; the RED Carpet
Byline: HANNAH-LOUISE DUNNE SHE impressed as the irresponsible expectant mother Alice in Comedy Central's recent hit, Threesome. And in her next on-screen incarnation, Amy Huberman will be testing out her appeal on audiences further afield -...
Andy's Pal on the 'Joy' of Killing a Wolf
Byline: Richard Kay diary@dailymail.co.uk HE'S not too keen on riding to hounds or lying in wet heather while stalking on Scottish hills. But Prince Andrew will no doubt be well-versed in the subtleties of wolf hunting, thanks to his great friend...
Anti-Bigotry Bill Pushed Through
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Correspondent A NEW anti-bigotry law was 'railroaded' through parliament by the SNP yesterday in defiance of condemnation from opposition parties and football fans. The Offensive Behaviour at Football Bill...
Antonio: The Past Is Prologue; COMMENT
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER City Editor THE return of Antonio Horta-Osorio to the frontline as chief executive at Lloyds Banking Group is an act of great bravery. In his absence since November 2 the career of the Portuguese banker - and his lifestyle -...
Are Wind Turbines Really a Power for Good?
WITHIN 10km of our parish church are two turbines and 23 others -- including those affecting Ashby St Ledgers (Mail) -- with planning permission awaiting construction, together with planning applications for a further 27. Within 25km, 102 turbines...
Are Wind Turbines Really a Power for Good? DEBATE
WITHIN 10km of our parish church are two turbines and 23 others -- including those affecting Ashby St Ledgers (Mail) -- with planning permission awaiting construction, together with planning applications for a further 27. Within 25km, 102 turbines...
A Runner and Ryder
Byline: JIM BLACK PAUL LAWRIE does not consider himself a realistic candidate for the Ryder Cup captaincy when the PGA Centenary Course hosts the 2014 match at Gleneagles. However, the former Open champion is determined to be involved as a player...
Backing a Winning Team
Byline: Elaine Loughlin THE festive holidays mean a break from the books but GAA-mad students are busy studying their competition. The stars of the GAA's university leagues were at Croke Park yesterday to find out who they will be meeting in...
Banks Told to Rescue 'Mortgage Prisoners'
Byline: Lauren Thompson BANKS are to be told to rescue middle-class 'mortgage prisoners' by loosening lending restrictions. Hundreds of thousands of hard-working people are unable to move to a new home because they are locked in negative equity....
Be Honest, EVERY Parent Has a Favourite Child
Byline: by Mandy Francis ALL PARENTS tell their children little white lies from time to time. 'Of course Santa Claus comes down the chimney!' 'Eat your spinach -- you'll get as strong as Popeye.' 'No, I didn't put that euro under your pillow. It...
Beware Yes Men Who Would Sell You an Unwritten Treaty
Byline: by Mary Ellen Synon ALL across Europe the wheels have already started to come off the deal for a fiscal pact struck at last week's summit. In Finland, the government says it won't support any part of it that calls for a transfer of sovereignty....
Brilliant Blues at Perfect Pitch
Byline: by ADAM REDMOND PLAYING Leinster at the old Lansdowne Road used to be a like a trip to Grandad's house: a quiet property of the past where you could hear a great tale or two. Still, at least you would always leave with a few quid slipped...
Call off the Search, Mr Perfect Does Not Exist
Byline: Sean Kane LADIES searching for Mr Right, look away now. The 'perfect man', it seems, does not exist. While many chaps have positive attributes, the majority are deeply flawed. In fact, in a study of 2,000 women, most ranked their partner...
Call off the Search, Mr Perfect Does Not Exist
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter LADIES searching for Mr Right, look away now. The 'perfect man', it seems, does not exist. While many chaps have positive attributes, the majority are deeply flawed. In fact, in a study of 2,000 women, most ranked...
Cameron Is Acting like an Obstinate Kid, Sneers Sarko
Byline: James Chapman and Hugo Duncan NICOLAS Sarkozy dismissed David Cameron as 'an obstinate kid' yesterday over his refusal to sign the new EU treaty. The attack came on the day that Conservative backbenchers greeted Mr Cameron with two full...
Cameron Is Acting like an Obstinate Kid, Sneers Sarko
Byline: James Chapman and Hugo Duncan NICOLAS Sarkozy yesterday dismissed David Cameron as 'an obstinate kid' over his refusal to sign the new EU treaty. The attack came on the day that Conservative backbenchers greeted Mr Cameron with two full...
CAN WE EVER LOVE THIS LEAGUE? Two Great Cups Have Merged into a Dud
Byline: by IAN LADYMAN Northern Football Correspondent IT'S Thursday, so it must be the Europa League. Hapoel Tel Aviv v Legia Warsaw. AZ Alkmaar v FC Metalist Kharkiv. Birmingham v NK Maribor. Get ready to switch TV channels. Does anybody...
Can Your Sixth Sense Tell When a Loved One Has Died Miles Away? It's Something Many of Us Suspect - and Now There's Startling Evidence It Really Happens
Byline: by Kathryn Knight LEANING against the back of her chair, Annie Cap clutched at her chest as she coughed and battled for breath. 'I'd never experienced anything like this before. I felt like I had a blockage in my airways and I couldn't take...
CARL FROCH FIGHTING FIT; He Has Taken Up Yoga and Given Up Guinness but Don't Think That the Cobra's Lost His Bite
Byline: JEFF POWELL Boxing Correspondent in Atlantic City YOGA and Pilates with the glamour model fiancee rather than sky-diving and riding a mountain bike. A dairy-free diet reinforced by high levels of vitamins and no more drinking with the lads....
CARL FROCH FIGHTING FIT; He Has Taken Up Yoga and Given Up Guinness but Don't Think That the Cobra's Lost His Bite
Byline: JEFF POWELL Boxing Correspondent in Atlantic City YOGA and Pilates with the glamour model fiancee rather than sky-diving and riding a mountain bike. A dairy-free diet reinforced by high levels of vitamins and no more drinking with the lads....
CARL FROCH FIGHTING FIT; He Has Taken Up Yoga and Given Up Guinness but Don't Think That the Cobra's Lost His Bite
Byline: JEFF POWELL Boxing Correspondent in Atlantic City YOGA and Pilates with the glamour model fiancee rather than sky-diving and riding a mountain bike. A dairy-free diet reinforced by high levels of vitamins and no more drinking with the lads....
Chelsea Has Not Inherited the Clinton Magic. but the Children of Celebrities Just Never Do
Byline: MARY CARR SHE may have been shielded from the media when she was a child in the White House, but there is no one to protect Chelsea Clinton now. Her television debut with U.S. network NBC has gone down like a lead balloon, with her wooden...
Cobra Ready to Bite after Clean Living
Byline: JEFF POWELL reports from Atlantic City YOGA and Pilates with the glamour model fiancee rather than sky-diving and riding a mountain bike. At the risk of denting his macho image, Carl Froch has spelled out the lifestyle changes which have...
Cold Mince Pies for Breakfast. Babycham for Elevenses ... I'm in Hog Heaven! I Don't Know How I Do It
Byline: Lorraine Candy FESTIVE panic has set in. Despite the bonus of being at home in the run-up to Christmas for the first time in ten years (because I'm on maternity leave), it's chaos here. How this has happened I don't know because I started...
Comic Kenny Is 'Back Joking' after His Triple Bypass Surgery
Byline: Michelle O'Keeffe COMEDIAN Jon Kenny is recovering at home following a triple bypass. The D'Unbelievables star was transferred to hospital straight away for major surgery after he went to his doctor complaining of chest pains. This...
Copper Thieves Halt Hospital Operations
Byline: Luke Salkeld A HOSPITAL was forced to cancel almost 100 operations yesterday after copper thieves stole cables used to keep a vital back-up power generator working. Doctors put procedures on hold and will now have to carry out dozens...
Councillor in Race Row Left Stewing by Fine Gael
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent THE future of Fine Gael councillor Darren Scully's remains undecided after his recent slur about Africans in his constituency. The former mayor of Naas caused a national outcry last month after claiming...
Credit Unions Could Be Forced to Take Losses for the 'Burned Bondholders'
Byline: Sean Kane FEARS are growing for the future of some credit unions after the Government's decision to 'burn bondholders' in our banks cost a branch [euro]5million. Mallow Credit Union in Cork has told members it cannot pay dividends because...
Critics' Choice
COOKERY CONTEST MasterChef: The Professionals, 8pm, BBC2 IT'S time for the grand final and, after six weeks, there are only three chefs remaining to try to impress Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace. Who will be this year's champion? Their challenge...
Critics' Choice
COOKERY CONTEST MasterChef: The Professionals, 8pm, BBC2 IT'S time for the grand final and after six weeks there are only three chefs remaining to try to impress Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace with their culinary expertise. Who will become...
Critics' Choice
COOKERY CONTEST MasterChef: The Professionals, 8pm, BBC2 IT'S time for the grand final and after six weeks there are only three chefs remaining to try to impress Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace with their culinary expertise. Who will become...
Cry Rape Slap on the Wrist; Teenage Girl Whose Lies Left One Man in Prison and Another Savagely Beaten Up Gets off with an [Pounds Sterling]80 Fixed Penalty Notice
Byline: Andy Dolan and Katherine Faulkner A TEENAGE girl whose false rape allegation led to an innocent man being beaten up and another man sent to jail was let off by police with just an [pounds sterling]80 fixed penalty notice. Jess Cooper...
Dancing All the Way to the Bank!
Forget the celebrities, the real Strictly winners are the judges ... CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD LIFE BEFORE STRICTLY: Born in Melbourne, Australia, bisexual Craig's first career was as a drag artist in seedy nightclubs. HE became a rent boy, charging [euro]120...
Dancing All the Way to the Bank! Forget the Celebrities, the Real Strictly Winners Are the Judges
Byline: by Nicole Lampert STRICTLY Come Dancing has trounced The X Factor in the weekend TV ratings war. Without Simon Cowell, viewing figures for ITV's singing contest have fallen by three million since last year. But it's not just BBC producers...
Delaying Care Reforms Is Wrong Says the Man Who Planned Them
Byline: Daniel Martin Whitehall Correspondent THE public will feel 'betrayed' if ministers delay changes to the long-term care for the elderly until 2025, the architect of proposed reforms said yesterday. Economist Andrew Dilnot said it would...
Dobson's Mother Insists He Was at Home at the Time Stephen Was Killed
Byline: Ryan Kisiel, Paul Harris and Stephen Wright THE mother of one of the men accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence was challenged yesterday on exactly when she saw her son on the night the black teenager was killed. Pauline Dobson told the...
Does Your Husband Ever See You as Truly Sexy after a Baby?
Byline: by Frances Hardy PHILIPPA Mason recalls that it was a friend's wife who broke the taboo. Her warning was as shocking as it was unequivocal: ' "Don't expect to have sex for the first year of your baby's life," she said as she waved me and...
Does Your Husband Ever See You as Truly Sexy after a Baby? One Minute You're a Spontaneous Passionate Couple. the Next You Are Two Strangers Fighting over Who's S the Most Exhausted
Byline: by Frances Hardy PHILIPPA Mason recalls that it was a friend's wife who broke the taboo. Her warning was as shocking as it was unequivocal: '"Don't expect to have sex for the first year of your baby's life," she said as she waved me and...
Donald out to Extend World Domination
Byline: GOLF By FRANK KENT WORLD number one Luke Donald insists he has 'enough fuel in the tank' for one more victory as he looks to round off a historic 2011 at the JBWere Australian Masters at Victoria Golf Club. The Englishman was named PGA...
DON'T FAIL US; Lennon Hopes Fans Will Be on Best Behaviour; Boss Sure Fans Will Carry off Italian Job
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN reports from Udine NEIL LENNON has urged Celtic's travelling support to heed the warnings on illicit chants in Italy this evening. The Parkhead manager leads his side into a winor-bust Europa League showdown with Udinese,...
Don't Get Too Hearty at the Office Party
Byline: by Ruth Lythe TIS THE season for the office Christmas party, but for many employees the lasting memory of the big bash is often a sheepish, hungover expression the next morning. Whether it's loudly telling your boss a few home truths,...
Drivers Warned of [Pounds Sterling]11bn 'Green' Taxes Onslaught
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Correspondent SCOTLAND'S motorists could be hammered with congestion charges and new bridge tolls to meet Alex Salmond's environmental targets, it was warned last night. Businesses may also be forced to pay...
Drunk Driver Faces Tougher Sentence over Crash Deaths
Byline: Patsy McArdle PROSECUTORS are challenging a prison sentence handed down to a drunk driver responsible for the deaths of three adults and an unborn baby, a court heard yesterday. Kevin McArdle downed nine pints and five glasses of brandy...
Duchess of Paradise; South Sea Island Welcome for Kate and Wills on Tour to Mark Diamond Jubilee
Byline: Rebecca English Royal Correspondent THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to one of the smallest and most remote nations in the world as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year. Tuvalu, a tiny group of islands...
ELEVEN TDS TO BOYCOTT THE [Euro]100 HOUSEHOLD CHARGE; Deputies Back Growing Hostility to 'Unfair Levy'; A New Economic War on All of Us
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent ELEVEN TDs have promised that they will disobey the law and refuse to pay Phil Hogan's tax on our homes. Dail deputies whose constituencies span the four provinces say they will lead a national boycott...
[Euro]95m for Liz's Bling! Every Jewel Has a Story in Record-Breaking Sale
Byline: From Daniel Bates in New York WITH seven husbands, 50 films and a [euro]428million fortune to her name, Elizabeth Taylor never did anything by halves. So it seems appropriate that the star's extensive jewellery collection has sold for...
EU Veto Is 'Disastrous' for Fishing Fleet, Says Salmond
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Correspondent ALEX Salmond has claimed Scotland's fishing industry could be hit by 'disastrous' regulations because of David Cameron's move to thwart a Franco-German power grab in Europe. The First Minister...
Exams:The Great Divide
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor THE widening gulf between Scotland's best and worst-performing schools was exposed in new exam league tables yesterday. The statistics laid bare the postcode lottery of state schooling, which consigns...
Face of Killer in Belgian Gun and Grenade Attack
Byline: From Peter Allen in Liege THIS is the first picture of the man who killed four people in a city centre gun and grenade attack before taking his own life. It emerged yesterday that Nordine Amrani also murdered a cleaning lady and left...
Families Pay 14pc of Income to Keep Their Cars on Road
Byline: Victoria Allen DRIVERS are being priced off the road in Scotland, as new figures show the cost of petrol has soared 16 pence in a year. The latest report from Transport Scotland shows motorists have been hit with five separate price spikes...
FAMILY VALUES 2011; Labour's Elder Statesman ROY HATTERSLEY Visits Britain's Newest and Biggest Casino - Created Courtesy of His Party - and Is Appalled at the Insidious Way It's Being Sold as Family Friendly and Socially Responsible
Byline: by Roy Hattersley THESE days very little that happens in ITV's Coronation Street resembles real life. But an episode last week included a little tragedy that thousands of families have sadly experienced. Karl Munro -- occasional barman and...
Fenlon Is Positive despite Hibs Slide
HIBERNIAN boss Pat Fenlon believes he has ample cause to be positive, despite seeing his new charges slip to joint-bottom of the SPL this week. The Dubliner watched his side lose 2-0 at Easter Road against Rangers on Saturday, although they garnered...
Footsie Puts the Boot into Miners; MARKET REPORT
Byline: Geoff Foster HEAVYWEIGHT mining stocks were put through the mangle but it wasn't only a fall in metal prices which prompted heavy selling. News that no less than five international resources giants could be booted out of the prestigious...
Foul and Abusive, They Are Anonymous Nationalists Who Stop at Nothing to Denigrate Opponents Via the Internet. Can Anyone Stop the. Attack of the CYBERNATS
Byline: by Jonathan Brocklebank LIKE a crack military unit, they remain primed to storm into action, day or night. Their antennae are finely tuned to pick up on even the slightest threat - and when it is detected, their response is swift and merciless....
Frankenmoth; Health Fears over Plans to Release Millions of GM Insects Designed to Destroy Pests; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor MILLIONS of genetically modified insects designed to destroy food crop pests could be released into the countryside. The Government is considering plans by a British company for the 'open release'...
Free Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Gifts for Every Reader
HOW TO CLAIM Claim online: Go to www.promooffers.co.uk/ghostprotocol, enter your details and choose the offer you want. Pay [euro]2.49 to cover the postage and packaging for the Lenticular Film Print or [euro]12.99 for the Gadget Gift Pack (includes...
From Beer Money to [Pounds Sterling]5million Bullseye!
Byline: IVAN SPECK WHOEVER would have thought that toeing the oche and chucking a few arrows at a dartboard could make you a millionaire? Time was when players like Leighton Rees, the first world champion in 1978, earned more by playing money...
FULHAM FALL AT THE DEATH; Only Six Seconds to Go and Jol's Men Cave In
Byline: LAURA WILLIAMSON Fulham 2 Odense Odense 2 FULHAM began their campaign during Wimbledon fortnight but couldn't quite make it to Christmas as they were dumped out of the Europa League in dramatic style last night. Odense substitute...
FULHAM FALL AT THE DEATH; Seconds to Go and Jol's Men Cave in to Danes
Byline: LAURA WILLIAMSON Fulham 2 Odense Odense 2 FULHAM began their campaign during Wimbledon fortnight but could not quite make it to Christmas as the 2010 finalists were dumped out of the Europa League in dramatic style last night. Odense...
Giving Animals to the Third World Is Cruelty NOT Charity
Byline: JONES MOANS Funny, outrageous and darnright rude. Who's in Liz Jones' firing line this week? WH I C H comes first? The improvement to a child's diet, or the money that comes from selling eggs and chicks that can help lift a family out of...
Giving Animals to the Third World Is Cruelty NOT Charity; Funny, Outrageous and Darnright Rude. Who's in Liz Jones' Firing Line This Week?
Byline: JONES MOANS WH I C H comes first? The improvement to a child's diet, or the money that comes from selling eggs and chicks that can help lift a family out of poverty? Either way, this flock of chickens will be laying a more secure future....
Gold-Plated Pensions 'Extinct in a Decade'
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent GOLD-PLATED pensions in the private sector will have almost disappeared within a decade, experts warned yesterday. Bosses are shutting schemes in record numbers, according to a survey published by the...
Gold-Plated Pensions to 'Disappear in a Decade'
Byline: Becky Barrow Business Correspondent GOLD-PLATED pensions in the private sector will have almost disappeared within a decade, experts warned yesterday. Bosses are shutting schemes in record numbers, according to a survey published by the...
Green Electricity Targets Will See Bills Rise by 25%
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent ELECTRICITY bills will soar by almost a quarter as a direct result of 'green' targets, the Government's own advisers warned last night. A study by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) set out to debunk...
Green Targets 'Will Put Power Bills Up 25%'
Byline: Jason Groves Political Correspondent ELECTRICITY bills will rocket by almost a quarter as a direct result of 'green' targets, the Government's own advisers warned last night. A study by the Committee on Climate Change set out to debunk...
Harry's Boys in Demand
Byline: MATT BARLOW and SAMI MOKBEL HARRY REDKNAPP is expecting a January raid on his youngsters if, as expected, Tottenham go out of the Europa League in Ireland tonight. The Spurs manager has used the competition to blood the highly regarded...
Harry's Boys in Demand; Eurpa League Extra
Byline: MATT BARLOW and SAMI MOKBEL HARRY REDKNAPP is expecting a January raid on his youngsters if, as expected, Tottenham go out of the Europa League in Ireland tonight. The Spurs manager has used the competition to blood the highly regarded...
Has There Ever Been a Time When So Many Politicians Were Both Stupid and Dishonest?
Byline: Stephen Glover ED MILIBAND said yesterday that David Cameron Ehad made a 'catastrophic mistake' by exercising Britain's veto last week. In so doing, the Labour leader was echoing the received wisdom of the Lib Dems, the BBC and several European...
HELP FOR MIDDLE CLASSES TRAPPED BY MORTGAGES; Banks to Be Told to Ease Restrictions on the Thousands Caught in Negative Equity
Byline: Lauren Thompson BANKS are to be told to rescue middle-class 'mortgage prisoners' by loosening lending restrictions. Because they are locked in negative equity, hundreds of thousands of hard-working people are unable to move to a new home....
HE'S LIKE ME IN SO MANY WAYS; Lennon Hails the Return of Brown, His Fiery Captain Fantastic
Byline: Chief Football Writer STEPHEN McGOWAN reports from Udine NEIL LENNON knew better than most exactly the type of character he was inheriting in the combative Scott Brown. Before abdicating the captain's armband at Parkhead, the Northern...
He Tonked Miliband out of the Oval and over the Gasometer; Yesterday in Parliament
Byline: Quentin Letts DAVID Cameron was almost sent flying when he entered the Commons Chamber. He arrived via the double doors behind the Speaker's Chair and made his way towards his usual place, edging past various Cabinet ministers on the...
He Who Tries Hardest Does Get the Girl
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter WE'VE all met men who think they're God's gift to women. No matter how many times they're rebuffed in the dating game, they always bounce back. But a study suggests those who display such a bulldog spirit might...
High-Speed Link to London 'Would Generate [Pounds Sterling]25bn'
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Correspondent HIGH-SPEED train journeys taking less than three hours between Scotland and London would attract 30million new passengers and generate [pounds sterling]25billion for the Scottish economy, according...
Honest Hutton Puts Miliband to Shame
IN a profession crawling with opportunist pygmies, it is rare to find a politician who puts the interests of the nation above petty partisan point-scoring. Such a figure is Labour's John Hutton, the former Pensions Secretary, who time and again...
Honest Hutton Puts Miliband to Shame; COMMENT
IN a profession crawling with opportunist pygmies, it is rare to find a politician who puts the interests of the nation above petty partisan point-scoring. Such a figure is Labour's John Hutton, the former Pensions Secretary, who time and again...
Honest Hutton Puts Miliband to Shame; Daily Mail COMMENT
IN a profession crawling with opportunist pygmies, it is rare to find a politician who puts the interests of the nation above petty partisan point-scoring. Such a figure is Labour's John Hutton, the former Pensions Secretary, who time and again...
How I Became a Mother Hen!
Byline: by Jacqueline Strawbridge CO-DEEEE,' I hear a woman call as she tiptoes into our garden. 'Is my dog here?' she asks hesitantly. David, my partner, points at the ground. In front of him, a dog stands in our chicken coop. His mouth is covered...
How One Child in Three Is Too Fat by the Age of 11
Byline: Sophie Borland Health Reporter ONE child in three is overweight when they leave primary school at the age of 11, alarming figures reveal. Almost a fifth are classed as obese, meaning they are so fat they risk knocking years off their...
How the Tax Will Work - and the Penalties That You May Face
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent THE household charge is set at [euro]100 per annum and must be paid by March 31 by around 1.6million homeowners. It will be collected by the Local Government Management Agency, but as there is no existing...
How to Live the Downton Dream in a One-Bed Flat!
Byline: by Jenny Johnston OH DEARIE me, it turns out modern shopping centres really weren't designed for promenading. Sweeping skirts are quite the nightmare on escalators and, in the queue at Starbucks. Big hats that screen the face may create...
Hughton Sees It Through
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY CHRIS HUGHTON dismissed any suggestion of a carveup ahead of his Birmingham side's clash against NK Maribor at St Andrew's tonight. The Championship club will progress to the knockout stages if they win and Bruges lose at home...
I'd like to Act My Age - but Film Directors Won't Let Me
Byline: by Jenny Seagrove THE LIFE cycle of a leading lady has always been short. Ever since the time of black and white silent movies, an actress hoping to play the female lead has had to be beautiful, slim and, above all, youthful. Even the...
I Don't Know How I Do It
Byline: Lorraine Candy FESTIVE panic has set in. Despite the bonus of being at home in the run-up to Christmas for the first time in ten years (because I'm on maternity leave), it's chaos here. How this has happened I don't know because I started...
I Felt So Silly Wearing a Mask Says Jacko's Girl
Byline: From David Gardner in Los Angeles FOR years, going out meant concealing her face beneath a scarf or behind a mask. And for much of that time Michael Jackson's daughter Paris couldn't understand why her father wanted to hide her away....
I Felt So Silly Wearing a Mask, Says Jacko's Girl
Byline: From David Gardner in Los Angeles FOR years, going out meant concealing her face beneath a scarf or behind a mask. And for much of that time Michael Jackson's daughter Paris couldn't understand why her father wanted to hide her away....
I'll Be Back. I Just Pray He Is; Naismith's Injury Woe Put in True Context by Context Ill Fletcher
Byline: by MARK WILSON THE six months of gruelling rehabilitation from knee-ligament damage confronting Steven Naismith suddenly shifted into a different perspective as he watched television on Tuesday afternoon. On the screen was a bulletin...
'I'm Coming on in Leaps and Bounds'
Byline: CIARAN DONAGHY THREE tries in his last two games, as well as a pair of man-of-thematch performances, have seen talismanic Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris breathe new life into Ulster's season. A knee injury forced Ferris to watch from...
IMF Seeking [Pounds Sterling]30bn More from Britain to Prop Up Ailing Euro
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor EUROZONE leaders have launched a bid to get Britain to pay another [pounds sterling]30billion to prop up the single currency. The cash would be part of a new bailout of the euro nations by the International...
It's Raining Apples! Traffic Grinds to a Halt as 'Mini Tornado' Dumps a Hail of Fruit
Byline: Andy Dolan AFTER a series of storm warnings, drivers in the evening rush hour were prepared for almost anything. Except, that is, for it to start raining apples. Scores of them battered car roofs and windscreens before landing in the...
'I've Not Been Able to Get Back to Level of Fitness I Had before the Illness'
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN IN three weeks' time, David Gillies will play the biggest match of his career when Auchinleck Talbot face Hearts in the Scottish Cup. There was a time, however, when playing at Tynecastle or anywhere else seemed a distant,...
I Was a Boy in Belsen
Byline: by Ronan O'Reilly ONLY after six decades could Tomi Reichental finally break his silence about what he had seen behind the grim perimeter walls of one of the Second World War's most notorious concentration camps. While his wife and three...