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Articles from April 13, 1999

24 Hours in the Life of a Gym
Byline: MANDY FRANCIS WE ARE fast becoming a 24-hour society. You can drink all night, sometimes even shop into the wee hours and now, with Britain's first 24-hour gym, you can sweat off your pounds in relative peace while everyone else sleeps....
4 Killed in Horror Plunge on Historic Hanging Railway; 'PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AND TRYING TO SMASH OPEN THE WINDOWS'
FOUR people died and 50 others were injured yesterday when a German monorail train packed with commuters plunged 30ft into a river. Panicking passengers tried to smash their way out of the half-submerged carriages as rescue workers attempted to...
A Bad Night at the Baftas
Byline: ALISON BOSHOFF ALISON BOSHOFF reports on an evening of celebration which degenerated into a drunken shambles THIS was the year Bafta was finally going to throw off its image as swanky Oscar's poor British cousin. Backed by the avalanche...
A Sad Miss by a Mile
Byline: PETER PATERSON NEVER judge a book by its cover, as someone once discovered on seeing a paperback in a New York bookshop, adorned by a picture of a half-naked young woman pursued by a fiendish-looking character eagerly tearing the dress from...
Back from the Dead; Meeting the Queen, Hero with a ' Posthumous' VC
Byline: KATE GINN IT was with a mixture of pride and grief that Eric Wilson's family learned he had been awarded the Victoria Cross. They were told how the Army officer had died fighting to the last, manning a machinegun post for five days while...
Bankrupt; Street Star Has Run Up Debts of [Pounds Sterling]300,000 KEN BARLOW ACTOR COULD LOSE HIS LUXURY COTTAGE AND STABLES
Byline: ANNE SHOOTER CORONATION STREET actor Bill Roache has declared himself bankrupt with debts of around [pounds sterling]300,000. The move is the result of long-running financial problems which began after the 66-year-old, who plays Ken Barlow...
Bentley Cash Vetoed; but Straw Sympathy for Family of Youth Hanged for Killing PC
Byline: GABY HINSLIFF JACK STRAW yesterday said that there would be no compensation for the family of Derek Bentley, the teenager wrongly hanged in 1953 for the murder of a policeman. His decision brought angry condemnation from Bentley's relatives,...
Bid Frenzy Gets the Speculators Buzzing
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER TASTY takeover bids and deals continue to roll off the City's production line. Telephone number-sized fees are keeping corporate financiers deliriously happy, while nosy speculators are making hay while the sun shines. There...
Black Humour That Is Helping Refugees Survive Their Nightmare
Byline: PAUL HARRIS HIS barbershop is called Salon Misery and he trims about three heads an hour. The customers sit on an old oil can under a rusting tin roof and he drapes each one in a torn plastic bin-liner before going to work with the scissors....
Bosses Hired Schoolboys to Get Rid of Deadly Asbestos
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE TWO brothers employed schoolboys to remove potentially lethal asbestos from a factory. Company directors Andrew and Neil Medley employed three teenagers - two aged 15 and one of 14 - for the dangerous work, a court heard....
Boss Hounded Me for Lesbian Affair, by Sacked Teacher
Byline: LUCIE MORRIS A TEACHER was sacked after spurning the blatant sexual advances of her lesbian boss, a tribunal heard yesterday. The petite 40-year-old said she felt like a 'fox being pursued by an excited hound' on the first day of her...
Brave Winterburn Keeps on Snarling
Byline: KEN LAWRENCE THE confines of Villa Park seemed too public for Nigel Winterburn to display his latest battle honour. Yet, so proud was he of the war wound picked up in conflict with David Beckham that, just for a moment, it appeared one...
Breath of Life; GOOD HEALTH/ANALYSIS
Byline: JANE ALEXANDER WE TAKE breathing for granted. But if you want to improve your health, altering your breathing pattern could work wonders. Breathing is the way we pull in oxygen and circulate it around the body to 'feed' each cell;...
CAN BEAUTY BE BOUGHT; (THIS WOMEN THINKS SO - SHE'S SPENT [Pounds Sterling]7,000 ON HERSELF IN TEN YEARS)
Byline: JULIA FISHER KERRY ROSS, 38, has spent the past 10 years and more than [pounds sterling]7,000 - making herself beautiful with plastic surgery. Kerry, who lives with her husband, TV presenter Paul Ross, and their four young children in...
Clinton Sends Tax Break to the GIs
AMERICANS serving in the Balkans will be spared paying tax as well as earning danger money on top of their regular pay, President Clinton announced yesterday. The concessions will be worth almost [pounds sterling]100 a week to a GI on a pre-tax...
Could a Herb Cure Autism? GOOD HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTS
Byline: MARTIN CHARLESWORTH LITTLE Ben Shipman has always enjoyed a kickabout in the park with his mother. But eight-year-old Ben, who became autistic after being born prematurely, had little understanding of what football was all about. All...
Coulthard and Hill Praying for Better Luck at Imola
Byline: RAY MATTS DAMON HILL is counting off the days until he gets another opportunity to change his wretched luck. David Coulthard is simply counting his blessings. The San Marino Grand Prix at Imola three weeks from now cannot come quickly...
Cure for Our Dog's Eczema; GOOD HEALTH/INNOVATIONS
Byline: SHERRON MAYES SOMETIMES it's hard to imagine how pets can develop the same ailments as us. But as David and Angela Atkinson from Liverpool discovered after spending hundreds of pounds, the cure can be in the treatment you would give yourself....
Dallaglio Blunder Cost You the Lot, Clive
Byline: PETER JACKSON WALES coach Graham Henry added to England's misery yesterday, claiming they had kicked the Grand Slam into touch at Wembley. Henry cited the fateful decision over England's last penalty five minutes from the end of normal...
Dewar Vision: A Return of Best Schools in World
Byline: HAMISH MACDONELL DONALD DEWAR promised yesterday that he would restore Scottish education's reputation as a world leader if he was elected as First Minister in the Scottish parliament. Unveiling Labour's manifesto for the Holyrood elections,...
Diagnosis; Good Health/case Book
Byline: BECKY MORRIS DR DAVID DERBYSHIRE, who runs the critical injury unit at Warwick Hospital, says: IN A motorbike injury of the sort Eddie suffered, the brain is damaged in much the same way as a sponge being thrown at a wall, so injuries...
Doctors Launch a Mole Hunt in the Waron Skin Cancer
SCIENTISTS are looking for brothers and sisters who have a lot of moles on their bodies to take part in research to help find treatments for skin cancer. They have known for years that those with many moles are more likely to develop the most serious...
Doctors Thought I'd Never Be Able to Do Anything for Myself but Now I Can't Wait to Ride My Bike . . . GOOD HEALTH/CASE BOOK
Byline: JULIE COHEN IN AUGUST 1996 Eddie Kidd was left in a coma as a motorbike stunt went dreadfully wrong and he suffered serious brain damage. Doctors didn't know if he would live or die and few expected Eddie to be able to perform even the most...
Does Blair Want Us Endlessly at War?
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER THE rules of war are being shaken up. The reasons for fighting are being transformed. Age-old international law is being challenged. Who are the radicals who want to change everything? Our own Prime Minister and the President...
Don't Rule out Ground Troops; We've Been Planning It for Months, Says NATO Chief
Byline: JOHN DEANS NATO put on a public display of unity last night amid strong signs that the Alliance is gearing itself up to send ground forces into Kosovo. After two weeks of ruling out the prospect of fighting troops being deployed in the...
Dram Good Idea Slips on Banana; THORNS FROM THE THISTLE
Byline: ALASTAIR ROBERTSON THE cashmere industry is not after all to become the first casualty of the banana wars, for which everyone is hugely thankful except that it has rather scuppered a wheeze dreamed up by Johnston's of Elgin and the Spirit...
Eating Pork Chops and Cakes for Breakfast Made Me Lose Weight; GOOD HEALTH.NUTRITION
Byline: SHERRON MEYES MOST of us couldn't imagine eating our main meal for breakfast instead of at dinner. But a revolutionary eating plan claims that by gorging ourselves on a three-course meal before 9am we can enjoy all the foods we want and...
Education Blueprint Will Lead to Academic Inflation; COMMENTARY
Byline: GERALD WARNER EDUCATION, education, education - that Tony Blair sound-bite has become a mantra for his party and this is reflected in the Scottish Labour manifesto launched yesterday. A superstition has caught hold of the Labour policy wonks...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE TONY BLAIR'S friend, sociologist Anthony 'Third Way' Giddens, delivers 1999's Reith Lectures, previously a showcase of intellectual thought. The format had Professor Giddens being quizzed chummily about globalisation by...
Fact Can Make a Bold Bid
Byline: KIEREN FALLON I WAS very flattered to be offered the mount on 1,000 Guineas favourite Moiava by Criquette Head yesterday when her stable jockey Olivier Doleuze was banned for 15 days at Longchamp on Sunday. Obviously this is dependent...
Family Man Margas Quits Hammers
Byline: DAVID MCDONNELL WEST HAM defender Javier Margas last night plunged the club into fresh turmoil by vowing never to play for them again. The Chile World Cup star, who has played only three games for the Hammers since his [pounds sterling]2million...
Firefighting Jobs Shunned by Minorities
Byline: KEITH MCLEOD A FIVE-YEAR campaign to encourage ethnic minorities to join Scotland's largest fire brigade has flopped. Now fire chiefs are reviewing their strategy to persuade men and women to become firefighters and backup staff. The...
Fly to Frankfurther; Cut-Price Passengers Face an Extra 75-Mile Journey by Road and Rail
Byline: BEN TAYLOR FOR the cost-conscious businessman, the offer looks tempting - a return trip from London to one of Europe's major financial centres for [pounds sterling]69.99. But the bargain fare to Frankfurt available from budget operator...
Give Military Leaders the Right Tools, and They'll Finish the Job; COMMENTARY
Byline: SIR PETER DE LA BILLIERE YESTERDAY the U.S. Congress reconvened after the holidays, increasing the pressure on President Clinton to order a ground invasion of Kosovo. Gradually, the American people are coming to the conclusion that sending...
Graveney and Gooch Ask Vital Question: Do We Really Need the Foreigners?
Byline: MIKE DICKSON IAN HARVEY, Jamie Cox, Michael de Venuto - names which will probably be familiar to only the most dedicated of cricket buffs. Fine players all, but hardly superstars of the world game, the kind who used to come to ply their...
Green Jacket Still Doesn't Fit but This Time Norman Coughs Rather Than Chokes
Byline: ALAN FRASER JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL and Greg Norman were checking their scorecards when the victor turned to the vanquished. 'Keep hanging in there. You'll get it,' he said. If Olazabal really believes that, he is in a minority of one and...
Has Fergie the Nerve to Rest His Tired Stars? Manchester United Boss Faces His Biggest Test Yet as Key Men Start to Feel the Strain
Byline: GRAHAM HUNTER ALEX FERGUSON'S man-management skills and nerve have become the most crucial factors in determining whether his tiring Manchester United team can cope with the gargantuan tests ahead. Now is the time - after only one win...
Hatton Is a Gene Genius with His Throwback Punching Style
Byline: IAN GIBB RICKY HATTON, Manchester's hard-hitting light-welterweight who receives the Boxing Writers' Club Young Boxer of the Year award this week, is something of a throwback with his short-punching style to head and body. But his father...
He Must Not Be Freed; Family of Shooting Victim Attack Killer's Court Move
Byline: FIONA MILLER THE family of a father-of-three shot dead by a psychopath reacted angrily yesterday to news that he is seeking release from the State Hospital for the criminally insane. James McConville was gunned down with a Kalashnikov...
How Children in Care Move into a Life of Misery
Byline: SONIA PURNELL SOCIAL workers were accused yesterday of 'profoundly damaging' children in care by constantly moving them around. On average, one youngster in ten was uprooted at least three times last year and forced to move between children's...
How Superman Lost Special Powers and His Hero Status; Stewart Facing Fight to Retain Captain's Job as His Supply of Runs Dries Up in the Desert
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ON ONE LEVEL, Alec Stewart will be trying to lead England as far as he can in the coming World Cup; on another, he will quite simply be trying to save his own captaincy. The Surrey man - hailed as Superman when he agreed...
If I Was a Skinny Man I Wouldn't Be Here Now; 19ST FRAME SAVES PATIENT WHO WAS GIVEN TEN TIMES TOO MUCH MORPHINE
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON A PATIENT nearly died when he was given ten times the correct dose of morphine after hip replacement surgery. Bernard McGrath, 55, was told later that only his 19stone bulk and 6ft 2in frame stopped the massive dose killing...
I'm a Walking Miracle; No You're Not, Says Advertising Watchdog as It Chal Lenges His Church Healing Claims
Byline: KATE GINN CONVINCED that a sick man had been cured by the power of prayer, church officials decided to spread the word. Through a series of adverts in the local press, the Peniel Pentecostal Church told of the 'miracle' which had seen...
I Put So Much of Myself into Every Movie, but I Don't Think of Films as My Babies; ANDREA CALDERWOOD ON THE ETHOS WHICH FRAMES HER SCREEN CAREER
Byline: JANETTE HARKESS VISITORS to Andrea Calderwood's office could be forgiven for thinking they are unwelcome when faced by the alarmist 18-certificate notice in reception: 'This department has an adult theme. It may have some strong scenes of...
Kosovo's Collateral Damage Is Hidden Threat to the Euro
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER THERE is a potential, and possibly dangerous, link between the euro's health and the intensifying Kosovo campaign that deserves serious thought. So far, the markets have not been greatly fussed about the bombing's effect...
Last Battle That Tarzan Lost
QUESTION Did Tarzan (played by the actor Johnny Weissmuller) die in poverty? SADLY, Johnny Weissmuller did die in poverty. After his successful career in swimming, achieving gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics, Johnny turned to acting, playing...
Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kvaerner Jobs; YARD CLOSURES COULD HIT THOUSANDS ON CLYDESIDE TODAY
Byline: ANDREW BEAVEN THE Government was last night desperately putting together a rescue package to help communities likely to be devastated by the closure of Kvaerner shipyards. This morning the Norwegian firm is expected to announce a programme...
Leave Jody Alone Roar the Wildlife Campaigners; DESMOND MORRIS JOINS FIGHT TO SAVE LIONESS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK A SLENDER lifeline was thrown to Jody the lioness last night as outrage grew at the death sentence hanging over her. Managers at Edinburgh Zoo offered to consider any new evidence which may have a bearing on their...
LINDA'S LEGACY; on the Anniversary of Linda McCartney's Death from Breast Cancer, the Prime Minister's Wife Writes a Moving Tribute to Her and Also Reveals How You Can Help the Victims of This Terrible Disease
SATURDAY will mark the first anniversary of the death of Linda McCartney, wife of rock legend Sir Paul McCartney. She died at the age of 56 after a three-year battle against breast cancer. Her death, despite her healthy, outdoor lifestyle, shocked...
Living with the Enemy; an Englishwoman in Belgrade with a Serb Husband and Three Sons Reveals What It's like to Be in the Firing Line of British and NATO Air Strikes. Regardless of Politics, Her Moving Account Will Touch the Heart of Every Wife and Mother.
Byline: JANICE ELLIS JANICE ELLIS, 42, has lived in the Yugoslav capital Belgrade with her husband Dusan Mrdjenovic, a 50-year-old artist, since 1984. The couple met in London in 1978 when Dule, as he is known, was an English language student and...
Locked Inside Their Palace; Nine Players Given Free Transfers by Cash-Strapped Club Have Nowhere to Go
Byline: IVAN SPECK THE CRYSTAL PALACE crisis lurched further into farce last night when the club's nine top-earning players were awarded free transfers - 18 days after the transfer deadline had passed. Beleaguered chairman Mark Goldberg whose...
Medical Notes
TRAPPED wind can cause bloating and discomfort by making the stomach distend after eating and drinking. Self-help measures such as avoiding smoking, alcohol and fizzy drinks are included in a new leaflet from the makers of Deflatine tablets, which...
More Work, Less Rules as Lawyers Feel the Pressure
Byline: GERARD BURKE OVERWORKED young lawyers are facing increasing pressure that leads them to break the strict rules of their profession, a report revealed yesterday. It says ambitious solicitors, who fear that to refuse extra work could damage...
New Pressure on the Peace Talks as Army Finds IRA's Antiaircraft Cache
Byline: GABY HINSLIFF FEARS that the IRA is hoarding antiaircraft missiles capable of shooting down Army helicopters brought urgent calls for terrrorist disarmament last night. On the eve of the resumption of Ulster's peace talks, Army experts...
No Amount of Pleading Will Make the Old Man Think Again; Telfer Is Adamant the World Cup Will Be His Swansong
Byline: NIALL AITCHESON JIM TELFER will ignore the mounting calls for him to reverse his decision to step down as Scotland's head coach after the 1999 World Cup. As the accolades continued to pour in for the grand old man of Scottish rugby (well,...
Opencast Coal Mining Fear Grows despite Tough Limits
Byline: CHARIS OWEN UP TO 38million tonnes of opencast coal could still be extracted in Scotland, a report published yesterday reveals. The claim comes despite tough new Government guidelines designed to limit the extent of opencast mining. ...
Operation That Let Us Smile Again
Byline: JENNY HOPE IDENTICAL twins Clare and Jody Ruysen shared a unique dental problem - they had four missing teeth that made them embarrassed to smile. Not only did they have four gaps in their upper jaw, they were all in exactly the same places....
Owen Agony as Injury Threatens England Bid
Byline: KEN LAWRENCE MICHAEL OWEN faces an agonising wait today to discover whether he will miss the rest of the season and possibly England's next two European Championship games after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. The Liverpool...
Peers' Fears for Teens Could Scupper Gay Sex at 16
PEERS yesterday condemned safeguards in plans to legalise gay sex at the age of 16 and vowed to wreck the legislation when it is debated today. Home Secretary Jack Straw's measure, already rejected once by the House of Lords, contains new provisions...
Persuasive Poyet Can Help Chelsea Capture [Pounds Sterling]5m Dani
Byline: DAVID MCDONNELL;GRAHAM HUNTER MOST Chelsea fans would simply be grateful enough for Gustavo Poyet's goalscoring return to the first team after almost four months out through injury. But it appears that the Uruguayan's importance extends...
Philanderers, Sex Addicts, Madmen and Drunks -- the Royals Who Got Away with It; A NEW BOOK LIFTS THE LID ON THE DYSFUNCTIONAL MONARCHS OF THE PAST
Byline: ANNE DE COURCY TSAR Peter the Great demanded absolute fidelity. When his second wife indulged in an extramarital affair, he had her lover beheaded - and had the head pickled in alcohol and placed in a jar by her bed. Amazingly, the Tsarina...
Player Power. Veteran's Pep Talk Primed Olazabal but American Fans Fail to Recognise the Display of Spanish Bravery That Earned His Second Augusta Title GOLF SPECIAL TEARS AS THE NEW MASTERS CHAMPION TELLS OF HIS COMEBACK FROM DESPAIR
Byline: ALAN FRASER THE party in the Spanish house was quieter on Sunday night than in 1994 but more emotional. Jose Maria Olazabal had broken down at the Press conference after winning his second U.S. Masters and the tears came flooding back when...
[Pounds Sterling]75m for the Man Who Got Rich Kwik; FORD'S [Pounds Sterling]1bn SWOOP ON REPAIR GIANT WITH 1,900 BRANCHES
FORD is taking over the car repair company Kwik-Fit in a near-[pounds sterling]1billion deal. The agreement will earn the firm's founder, Sir Tom Farmer, about [pounds sterling]75million. Sir Tom, who founded Kwik-Fit in Edinburgh in 1971, has...
Prodi 'Is Trying to Double His Money'
Byline: DAVID HUGHES THE MAN Tony Blair wants to clean up Brussels stood accused last night of trying to break the European Commission's new code of conduct to pick up [pounds sterling]250,000 a year. Romano Prodi is reportedly still intending...
Recruiting a Little Help from the Web
Byline: JUSTIN HUNT DO YOU feel your career is stuck in a rut? Fancy changing jobs? Then you could always try one of the new recruitment services available over the internet. Finding room in your diary for interviews when you are in work is tricky,...
Revolutionary Ruud; General's Revamp of Toon Army Is Ahead of Schedule
Byline: JOHN RICHARDSON HE strode across Old Trafford towards the legions of the Toon Army like a conquering general - the Ruud Gul-lit revolution was heading to Wembley. Twelve months earlier, when Kenny Dalglish's pragmatic era had also encompassed...
Save Shearer; England's Top Striker Must Not Be Used as a Battering Ram, Warns Dutch Master
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON RUUD GULLIT believes he has found the key to unlock Alan Shearer's full potential again. It comes in the form of a gangling 6ft 4in Scotsman called Duncan Ferguson. The thinking of Newcastle's Dutch manager is that England's...
Scot Who Had His Finger on the Pulse of Crime; 50 YEARS ON, LAW ENFORCEMENT PIONEER FINALLY MAKES HIS MARK ON HISTORY
Byline: RACHEL SNOWDEN HE was responsible for a major discovery which revolutionised law enforcement, yet a Scots fingerprint expert died in obscurity after others took the credit. Now more than a half a century after the death of Dr Henry Faulds,...
Secrets of the Royal Snapshot; AS THE LATEST BALMORAL PHOTOGRAPH IS PUBLISHED, WE REVEAL INTRIGUING MESSAGES HIDDEN WITHIN IT
Byline: ROSS BENSON EVER since the Sixties, when the Royal Family posed casually on the lawns at Balmoral, 'the Scottish pictures', as they call them, have become a regular photographic event. How the pictures and their subjects have changed...
Starting to Think the Unthinkable
THE official line at yesterday's meeting of Nato ministers was bullish. Milosevic is 'losing and knows it'; the air strikes are exacting a 'heavy toll'; the Alliance remains united about the strategy for ending Serbian aggression in Kosovo. So much...
Striking a Delicate Balance
Byline: TONY HALPIN THE summer term now beginning could see industrial action in our schools for the first time in more than a decade as the struggle over plans to introduce performance-related pay intensifies. Education Secretary David Blunkett...
Sugar Has to Bankroll Graham's Vision for Tottenham
Byline: MARTIN LIPTON ALAN SUGAR, as the song goes, does not talk any more. One of football's most opinionated chairmen has become a latter-day trappist. But after witnessing the premature end of Tottenham's season of renaissance at Old Trafford...
Taylor Tickled Pink about Coming Back
Byline: PETER FERGUSON ONE of the stories that Dennis Taylor doesn't tell his exhibition audience concerns the man who buttonholed him in a Blackburn cafe and said how pleased he was to see him there. 'I thought: you cheeky bugger,' said Taylor....
Ten Dead in Train Bomning Horror
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS TEN civilians were killed when a passenger train was hit by Nato aircraft as it crossed a bridge over a ravine in southern Serbia yesterday. Rescue workers and divers were last night searching the Morala river beneath the...
THE BOY WHO SAW 19 OF HIS FAMILY EXECUTED; My Sister Was Screaming in the Burning House. I Couldn't Save Her
Byline: RICHARD PENDLEBURY A YOUNG boy told yesterday how he saw 19 members of his family executed one by one the night Serbian police found their hiding place in Kosovo. Ten-year-old Dreni Caka lost his mother and three sisters among three generations...
The Man with No Name Is Called Tony; FAMILY RECOGNISE AMNESIA VICTIM
Byline: NEIL SEARS A MAN with amnesia has discovered who he is after his mother saw his picture in the Daily Mail. The smartly-dressed 'man with no name' was told yesterday that he is called Tony Greene. He has also discovered that his father...
The Party Poopers; Liverpool Show of Pride Denies Record to O'Leary Kids
Byline: KEN LAWRENCE LIVERPOOL'S players became the party poopers of Elland Road last night to prove that their pride is still as strong as ever. Almost 40,000 supporters all but filled the ground, most of them turning up in the hope of seeing...
The [Pounds Sterling]1billion Deal; Big Surprise as Sir Tom Sells His Kwik-Fit Dream to Ford
Byline: PAUL RIDDELL SIR TOM FARMER has sold his Kwik-Fit empire in a [pounds sterling]1billion deal which means he will pocket [pounds sterling]77million. And for those of his workers who own shares in the company, it could mean a windfall of...
The Spray-On Bandage That Heals in an Instant; GOOD HEALTH/INNOVATIONS
Byline: ROGER DOBSON A BANDAGE that works like a natural scab to stop bleeding instantly has been developed by doctors. And soon even large internal wounds may be tackled with an aerosol foam version of a clot-boosting material that could save more...
The Success Trap; ENGLAND CALLS THREATEN TO HIT LEICESTER BID TO RETAIN THEIR CROWN, BUT WHITAKER STAYS UPBEAT
Byline: MIKE DICKSON IT HAS taken a long time but the County Championship campaign which opens today may finally see Leicestershire forced to fight against becoming victims of their own success. Champions in 1996 and 1998, beaten only twice in...
The Wildlife 'Havens' Being Driven to Extinction
Byline: DAVID DERBYSHIRE NINE out of ten of Britain's most important wildlife sites have been damaged or destroyed in the past 50 years, a report reveals today. Despite being given special status as breeding grounds for rare plants and animals,...
Trade Unionists Defy the Labour Line
Byline: HAMISH MACDONELL LABOUR'S campaign for the Scottish parliament suffered a devastating blow last night when the party came under fire from the trade union movement. The 100-year old bond between the trade unions and the Labour Party in...
Truckers Are Warned: You Will Not Hold Us to Ransom
Byline: GERARD BURKE TRUCKERS left no one in any doubt yesterday about their anger at tax rises which could drive them out of business. In a protest against higher fuel costs and road tax, they created a four-mile traffic jam, closed a road for...
Two Hours of Sheer Terror for Fox 'Baited and Tortured in Den'; DOG OWNER ACCUSED OF TAKING 'MALICIOUS PLEASURE' IN ORDEAL
Byline: CATRIONA ROSS A MAN accused of turning two terrier dogs on a fox trapped in its den did it for 'pure malicious pleasure' a court heard yesterday. William McGregor faces a landmark legal action after being charged with using terriers to...
University's a Virtual Reality; Education Notebook
Byline: JAMES GRYLLS ONCE the Highlands and Islands resounded to the clash of claymore upon claymore, the lowing of cattle and the clatter of weaving looms. Now, if you listen very closely, those sounds have been replaced by the tapping of fingers...
Unveiled! Sophie's Choice Is Dress Maker to the Stars
Byline: RICHARD KAY;BEEZY MARSH AN almost unknown designer will make the wedding dress of the year, the Daily Mail can reveal. Princess-in-waiting Sophie Rhys-Jones has chosen Samantha Shaw to design her gown for her wedding to Prince Edward...
Wedding Party Tragedy; Boy, Two, Drowns in Canal after He Wanders from Pub
Byline: STEPHEN OLDFIELD A BOY of two fell into a canal and drowned after wandering away from a pub thronged with wedding guests. Joe Hutcheon had gone to the canal-side pub with his parents and an aunt. They were not officially part of the...
What Can Billy the Kid Do Now?
Byline: EDWARD HEATHCOAT-AMORY;ANGELA LAMBERT HE has experimented with baseball caps, a judo suit and even the swigging of cocktails from a coconut at the Notting Hill Carnival. After less than two years as Tory leader, William Hague is already...
Will Britain Be the Loser in the Safe Food Race? WHY A [Pounds sterling]6MILLION SUBSIDY IS NOT ENOUGH TO BOOST ORGANIC FARMING AS FOREIGN IMPORTS FLOOD THE UK MARKET .
Byline: CLIVE ASLET THERE was a time when organic food was the preserve of faddists and cranks. Much merriment was had at the expense of the Prince of Wales for his championing of the cause. But like many of the Prince's ideas, it is finding...
Will These Gadgets Make Mobiles Safe? GOOD HEALTH/CONSUMER TEST
Byline: SIMONE CAVE LAST WEEK came the disturbing revelation that radiation from mobile phones could be warming our brains, affecting memory, concentration and even the development of children's minds. It's just the latest in a series of worrying...
You Won't Hold Us to Ransom, Minister Warns the Lorrymen
Byline: BILL MOULAND TRANSPORT Minister John Reid insisted last night that the Government and public would not be 'held to ransom' by protesting lorry drivers following mass demonstrations across Britain yesterday. After turning central London...