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Articles from June 20, 2006

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5,000 Nursing Residents Wrongly Denied Free Care
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY THE true extent of the Health Service nursing home funding scandal was laid bare yesterday. It emerged that one in five residents who should have received free care have been denied it. The Government admitted that more...
5 DO S FOR ENGLAND; Things We Want to Hear Tonight
Byline: NEIL ASHTON 1 ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley saying: 'So ... Robinson rolls the ball to Terry. Terry passes to Carragher. Passes to Cole. Back to Carragher. Passes to Beckham. Crossfield to Joe Cole. I'm counting the passes here - it's...
90pc of University Students Copy Work from the Internet
Byline: LAURA CLARK UP to nine in ten university students copy chunks of work from friends or the Internet, it has been revealed. The vast amount of cribbing from classmates and the Web has been exposed by new plagiarism detection technology....
A Daily Dose of Fish Oil 'Calms Children Better Than Ritalin'
Byline: FIONA MACRAE A DAILY dose of fish oil is better at treating hyperactivity than a controversial drug recommended by many doctors, research has revealed. Six capsules a day of the naturally- occurring oil can vastly improve children's behaviour...
Afghanistan Troops Face 'Human Shields' of Women and Children
BRITISH soldiers taking part in the biggest coalition offensive in Afghanistan told yesterday how Taliban fighters had used women and children as 'human shields'. Paratroopers revealed how they had to give up the pursuit of insurgents after coming...
After Paying Tax All Your Life, You Expect the NHS to Be There When You Need It
THE scandal over the NHS's attempt to dodge paying for care was first exposed by a car crash victim called Pamela Coughlan. Mrs Coughlan was left severely disabled after an accident in 1971. A tetraplegic, she needed 24-hour medical care and...
Ah Ha! It's Partridge
Byline: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW Saxondale (BBC2); The War Of The World (C4) THE great Peter Cook once declared that if any writer manages to come up with one good comic character in the course of a lifetime, he can count himself jolly lucky. Although...
Anger at 'Haven' for Sex Offenders
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE SCOTLAND could become a safe haven for convicted paedophiles after a plan to inform parents where offenders are living was rejected. Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson said yesterday the proposal would not apply in Scotland,...
Anti-Scottish Backlash 'Will Only Get Worse'
Byline: STUART NICOLSON THE anti-Scottish backlash to devolution will only get worse until the so- called West Lothian Question is properly answered, a group of MPs warned yesterday. A Commons committee said the devolution settlement was threatened...
A Relieved Paul Is Just Raring to Go
Byline: ROGER HANNAH PAUL LE GUEN arrived in Scotland yesterday and spoke of his relief that his three-month wait to begin work at Murray Park was finally over. Accompanied by his trusted backroom personnel, the new Rangers manager flew into...
As a Catholic, I Feared This Was Wrong. Then My Son Was Born. GoodHealth
Byline: MARTIN NEWLAND WHEN my wife was pregnant with our last child, we were asked by staff at the hospital handling the delivery whether we would like to store blood from the baby's umbilical cord for possible use if he developed a blood disease...
A 'Stealth Tax' on Scotland's Patients
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY CANCER patients in Scotland are paying more than [pounds sterling]600 in travel and parking charges over the course of their lifesaving treatment, a new report reveals. Scots sufferers are paying nearly double the national...
Beleaguered Reid Postpones Plans to Merge Police Forces
Byline: JAMES SLACK;JANE MERRICK JOHN REID yesterday beat a humiliating retreat over plans to slash the number of police forces in England and Wales. The Home Secretary put the controversial forced mergers on hold until at least the autumn -...
Blame Us Not the Refs, Says Vieira
Byline: IAN LADYMAN THIERRY HENRY'S reaction to France's latest failure was straight out of the Arsenal book of excuses - he blamed the referee for his side's 1-1 draw with South Korea in Leipzig. But his former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira...
Blood Cells from Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Can Be Stored to Fight Deadly Diseases. So Why Is It So Hard Tofind Ahospital That Will Do It? GoodHealth
Byline: JUDY HOBSON CLAUDIA HARRISON is expecting her second child this week. She has multiple sclerosis, and would like the stem cells from her newborn's umbilical cord stored so they can be used in the future for treatment against any serious...
Bubbly Scots; Prophets of Doom Are Drowned out as Champagne Flows North of the Border
ANY fears Scots may have aboutsoaring debt and gloom on the economic front are being washed away - by bottles of bubbly. Retail analysts say Scots are drowning their worries by buying more champagne than ever before. Drink trade experts say consumer...
Buy-to-Let Investors Face Curb
Byline: BECKY BARROW BUY-to-let investors could face a clampdown after being accused of pricing local families out of the housing market. An official report today attacks the growing army of private landlords for 'artificially' driving up prices...
Cameron to Promise More Childcare Cash
WORKING parents will be promised extra cash for childcare in a vote-grabbing message from David Cameron today. The funding would go to carers the Government does not recognise, such as grandparents. The Tory leader will argue that for families...
Can Giving Birth to a Boy Raise the Risk of Miscarriages Later?
Byline: JULIE WHELDON HAVING a baby boy can significantly increase the risk of repeated miscarriages, according to a study. Scientists believe the immune system in certain women overreacts when they are carrying a boy. This makes their body...
Celtic Move Gets; Jarosik Is Only Too Happy to Czech in after Advice from Old Bhoy Chris
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN WHEN Jiri Jarosik required advice on the pros and cons of life at Celtic, there was but one man to whom he could turn. His Chelsea career in tatters, his reputation slowly fading, the Czech called upon Chris Sutton, a...
Celtic Move Gets Sutton Approval; Jarosik Is Only Too Happy to Czech in after Advice from Old Bhoy Chris
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN WHEN Jiri Jarosik required advice on the pros and cons of life at Celtic, there was but one man to whom he could turn. His Chelsea career in tatters, his reputation slowly fading, the Czech called upon Chris Sutton, a...
CHANGING FACE OF A LITTLE HERO; GoodHealth Ollie Was Born with a Skull Defect So Terrible His Mother Couldn't Bring Herself to Look at Him. Now, after He's Endured 128 Operations in Just Nine Years, Her Love for Her Courageous, Irrepressible Son Knows No Bounds
Byline: TESSA CUNNINGHAM WHEN Ollie Cartwright was born with a rare disorder of the face and skull, his mother couldn't bear to look at him. Here, with searing honesty, Julia Cartwright tells TESSA CUNNINGHAM about the emotional rollercoaster of...
Charge Ahead for Our British History; EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
Byline: BEN JEFFREYS THERE can be few topics more exciting or relevant for GCSE students than British history. Yet this is sadly lacking from most of the history exam syllabuses around. The three Edwards, who ruled England from 1272 to 1377,...
Crackdown on Paedophiles Is Another Reid Shambles
Byline: JAMES SLACK JOHN Reid's promised crackdown on paedophiles was in disarray last night after Downing Street admitted the headline-grabbing plan was riddled with 'genuine difficulties'. The Government went into retreat only 24 hours after...
Cracking News! Eggs Are the New Superfood; GoodHealth New Research Shows That Far from Raising Cholesterol, They Can Protect the Heart and Even Ward off Cancer
Byline: PETA BEE EGGS have long been demonised as being bad for the heart. Yet new research suggests that this is not only untrue, but that eggs could even be considered a 'superfood'. Eggs could actually protect against heart disease, breast...
Dobbies Grows as Hunter Gathers Yet Another Stake; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER DOBBIES is currently Sir Tom Hunter's favourite hobby. Shares of the AIM-listed Midlothian-based group of garden centres sprouted a gain of 221/2p to 8071/2p amid gossip that the Scottish serial investor and retail entrepreneur...
Easy-Freezing Breakthrough That Brings Hope for Cancer Women
WOMEN could soon be able to freeze their eggs with as much success as men who bank their sperm, it emerged yesterday. Japanese scientists have devised a method of freezing that is ten times as effective for producing babies as the older technique....
Ecuador Success No Surprise to McLeish
Byline: ROGER HANNAH ALREADY celebrating historic progress to the second phase of the World Cup, Ecuador will lock horns with hosts Germany today in a contest which will probably decide England's last-16 opponents. Prior to one- sided wins over...
English Voters 'Could Desert If Labour Was Led by Brown'
Byline: JANE MERRICK ENGLISH voters could desert Labour if Gordon Brown becomes leader, a Labour-dominated committee of Scottish MPs suggested yesterday. They admitted there was mounting evidence that Scottish devolution is causing a backlash...
Ephraim Hardcastle
BILLIONAIRE Philip Green's knighthood was 'for services to the retail industry,' said the honours-citation. Some wonder how a businessman tax-exiled in Monaco qualifies for such a distinction. Might the real reason be because Green's Arcadia Group...
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORLD CUP 2006; Rocket-Man Neville Keeps Them Amused
Byline: SIMON CASS SO how do the England players beat the boredom in Baden-Baden? Well, according to Michael Caspar, the manager of England's mountaintop castle retreat, as well as the fully kitted out games room, they can take in an impromptu...
Extradition for Fraudster 'In [Pounds Sterling]1.4m Savings Scam'
Byline: OLINKA KOSTER A CONVICTED fraudster who had a relationship with fashion designer Karen Millen is to be extradited to France after being accused of swindling British expats out of [pounds sterling]1.4million. Warren Templeton, 51, is said...
Far East to Up West; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: JAMES BLACK;CHARLES LEGGE QUESTION London'sChinatown used to be in Limehouse, east of the city. It's now in the West End, around Gerrard Street. When did this change take place? FROM the 1850s, sailors from Chinese tea traders were...
Fat Salaries Could Hinder Bid for Licence Hike, BBC Warned
Byline: MATT BORN THE BBC risks undermining its bid for a higher licence fee because of bumper salaries it is paying staff, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell warned yesterday. In the starkest signal yet that the Government plans to peg back the...
Find Them; Helicopters and Jets Are Scrambled as 8,000 Men Search for U.S. Hostages
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MORE than 8,000 troops were searching yesterday in the ' Triangle of Death' for two American soldiers feared to have been captured in Iraq. Amilitant group linked to Al Qaeda boasted it was holding the soldiers following...
Game on for Summer Fun; EDUCATION EXTRA
Byline: MARY MORGAN THE school holidays are fast approaching and while children across the country are giddy with excitement at the prospect, many parents are filled with dread. They shudder at the thought of six long weeks of their offspring...
Girl of Three Dies after She Is F Lung from a Quad Bike
Byline: ANDY DOLAN A GIRL aged three was killed after the quad bike she was riding on was involved in a head-on collision with a car. Kelcey Kirkham was on the back of the 250cc 'Quadzilla' machine which was being driven by a family friend when...
Godolphin's WARNING; Proclamation Favourite for Queen Anne Stakes, but Crisford Admits to Worries ROYAL ASCOT RACEMAIL
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE THE quote being offered by totesport of 6-4 against the powerful Godolphin team having a winner at this year's Royal Ascot would be little short of insulting in a normal year. But the 2006 Flat season has been far from...
Grace and Favour? No Thanks, Tony
Byline: KIRSTY WALKER TONY BLAIR is struggling to give away grace-and-favour homes to Cabinet colleagues, it emerged last night. In the wake of the furore over John Prescott's croquet-playing luxury lifestyle at Dorneywood, ministers fear similar...
Hands Up If You Can Remember the Last Time Julia Wore This Hair-Raising Dress
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON YOU might have thought it was a frock Julia Roberts would rather forget. The last time she wore the distinctive sequined number, she drew astonished gasps by revealing an unruly growth of underarm hair when she waved to...
Heavens Help You, Andrew; Jarrett Is Hoping for Quietest of Debuts
Byline: IVAN SPECK AS Wimbledon debuts go, it will carry neither the fanfare nor the drama which greeted Andy Murray's arrival at the All England Club 12 months ago. Indeed, if the fortnight passes off rain-free, the entrance of Andrew Jarrett...
Hedge Fund Set for a Newcastle Defeat
Byline: IAN LYALL THE American hedge fund stalking Newcastle United looks likely to fail in its attempt to buy a stake in the club. Polygon Investment Partners, best known for leading a shareholder revolt at nuclear generator British Energy,...
Home Office's 'Bureaucratic Idiots'
A MAGISTRATE standing down after 33 years of service has called Home Office officials 'bureaucratic idiots'. In his retirement speech, John Johnson told colleagues that the law and order system could fall into 'complete disorganisation' without...
How 570,000 Illegals Could Gain Amnesty from Next Year
Byline: JAMES SLACK HUNDREDS of thousands of illegal immigrants could be allowed to stay in Britain in an amnesty beginning as early as next year. Yesterday Home Office officials gave the firmest indication yet that the ground is being prepared...
How a Tick Bite Destroyed the Career of an Athletics Champion
A LEADING athlete who ran for Britain has had her sporting dream shattered - by a tick. Kirsty Waterson's life has been turned upside down by a disease she picked up after she was bitten by one of the bugs while running in a forest. The long-distance...
How Many More Mistakes for Reid?
THE 'safe pair of hands' brought in to sort out the mess at the Home Office has turned out to be the most accident-prone inhabitant of that accident-prone department for a very long time. Only on Sunday, John Reid was talking tough about forcing...
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EYES; Anita Was as Blind as a Bat but Scared of Laser Surgery. Now She's Got 20/20 Vision, Thanks to a Brilliant New Technique . . GoodHealthME AND MY OPERATION INTRALASIK EYE SURGERY
Byline: ANGELA BROOKS ABOUT 100,000 people in Britain have laser eye surgery each year. It has been reported that even Princess Michael of Kent has had the treatment. Here, Anita Noble, 35, an administrator from Hampshire who has suffered from...
I'M SO RESPONSIBLE... ... It's Not like I've Used My Private Water Supply to Fill the Swimming Pool, Says MP
Byline: BEN FARMER A MILLIONAIRE MP caught showering his estate with thousands of gallons of water during the drought claims he is 'behaving with a great sense of civic responsibility' for not filling his swimming pool as well. Geoffrey Robinson...
I'm Swedish, of Course, but I Don't Think about Facing My Country Now
Byline: PETER JARDINE IT RAINED on the just and on the unjust in Cologne yesterday. And on the Swedes and the English as they rolled into a city famous for its fabulous cathedral. Thunderstorms pelted the Mungersdorfer Stadion as David Beckham...
IS IT TIME TO PUT RAPE ON TRIAL? Only One in Twenty Reported Rapes Leads to a Conviction. FRAN ABRAMS Has Spoken to the Bitter Victims Who Feel That They Have Been Desperately Let Down by the System
Byline: FRAN ABRAMS WHEN Jane's rapist stood in the dock, he wore the expression of an innocent man. He looked the jury straight in the eyes and told them of his love of God. 'I am not guilty,' he said. 'I have never raped anyone.' They believed...
Is Sweden the Most Boring Country in the World? ENGLAND'S OPPONENTS TODAY ARE FROM A MISERABLE NATION, SAYS A SWEDISH-BORN WRITER
Byline: HELENA FRITH-POWELL ENVISAGE a country where it is dark for most of the year. Imagine a place where the snow is so deep you can't leave home without a snowplough. Imagine somewhere so cold that if you go out with wet hair, it freezes...
I THOUGHT I HAD A SORE THROAT. WHEN THEY SAID IT WAS CANCER, I WEPT WITH FEAR . . . by Rick Parfitt of Status Quo GoodHealth
Byline: DAVID HURST LAST December, Rick Parfitt was diagnosed with suspected throat cancer. Here, the Status Quo guitarist and singer tells DAVID HURST what this meant for him and the group, who have had more hit singles than any other band in British...
ITV Put to Shane over Warne Farce
Byline: DES KELLY THIS week at the World Cup we may have witnessed the beginning of the end for the serious television football pundit and, amazingly, it had nothing to do with Ian Wright. ITV, the network that has become the standard-bearer...
'It Was an Agonising Decision'
Byline: EMILY COOK OONAGH Wilson took the drastic step of having both her breasts and womb removed while waiting for her cancer gene test results. After losing her mother and grandmother to breast cancer, Mrs Wilson decided more than three years...
James Is Primed to Succeed
Byline: MIKE DICKSON THE new hope of England's one- day cricket team is an ex-public schoolboy with a history degree from Oxford who sounds like a character out of Yes, Minister. James Dalrymple met the media yesterday and looked about as comfortable...
Jets Scrambled as 8,000men Join Search for U.S. Soldiers
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS MORE than 8,000 troops were searching yesterday in the 'Triangle of Death' for two American soldiers feared to have been captured in Iraq. A militant group linked to Al Qaeda boasted it was holding the soldiers following...
Jiri Czechs inJarosik Signs, Sno Is Forecast for Later Today
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN GORDON STRACHAN secured two fresh faces for Celtic yesterday and promised their supporters two more before the new season kicks off. Chelsea midfielder Jiri Jarosik became the first arrival in a three-year [pounds sterling]1.5million...
Jobs Axed as Foreigners Buy Salmon Firms
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE SCOTLAND'S salmon industry has lost 1,500 jobs in three years - despite health-conscious consumers fuelling a boom in demand for the fish. The figures follow a series of takeovers by overseas firms, which has resulted...
Klasnic Begs Prso to Rule out Retirement
IVAN KLASNIC has pleaded with strike partner Dado Prso not to end his Croatia career. The Rangers forward will decide after the World Cup if he feels fit enough to carry on for the Euro 2008 qualifying programme. Prso will visit a specialist...
Klimt's Lady in Gold Sells for a World Record [Pounds Sterling]73m
IT was looted by the Nazis and became the centre of an eight-year legal battle. Now a portrait by Gustav Klimt has been sold for [pounds sterling] 73million - making it the world's most expensive painting. The 1907 oil and gold-encrusted portrait...
Kuszczak Calls for Boruc to Step Aside
Byline: GEORGE GRANT POLAND backup keeper Tomasz Kuszczak wants Celtic keeper Artur Boruc axed from today's World Cup clash against Costa Rica. Pawel Janas' troops are out of the competition having lost both of their Group A matches to Ecuador...
Larsson: We Will Make It
Byline: IAN LADYMAN HAVING just won the Champions League playing in the same team as Ronaldhino, Henrik Larsson is well placed to discuss the merits of the world's best young footballers. Which is why anybody expecting Sweden to attempt a little...
Lloyds to Wipe out Pensions Overdraft
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND HIGH Street bank Lloyds TSB has agreed a deal with the trustees of its pension fund to wipe out the [pounds sterling]2bn deficit in the scheme over 10 years. Lloyds is seen as a takeover target for the likes of BBVA of...
Magic Bullet Vaccine Can Slow Down Brain Tumours; Health in Brief Goodhealth
A NEW vaccine could offer hope to hundreds of patients with aggressive brain tumours. It increases survival times from an average five months to 18 months. The vaccine uses an artificial form of a protein - which is found on the outside of between...
Marks Your Card
Byline: WALTER SWINBURN It points to Pivotal making a stand against Aussie raid 2.35 COVENTRY STAKES 3.10 KING'S STAND TRAINER Bryan Smart had a two-year-old winner at last year's meeting and has been making some bullish statements about HELLVELYN....
McConnell Calls for More Dispersal Orders
Byline: KATRINE BUSSEY JACK McCONNELL yesterday condemned councils and police for failing to use new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour. The First Minister said it was 'simply not good enough' that only six dispersal orders have been granted...
Minister in Sentencing Row Has to Apologise
A GOVERNMENT minister who criticised a judge in a live radio programme for giving paedophile Craig Sweeney too lenient a sentence has been forced to issue a grovelling apology. Constitutional Affairs Minister Vera Baird retracted her attack on Judge...
Monkey Family Stolen to Order from the Zoo
Byline: KRISTINA PEDERSEN A FAMILY of rare monkeys has been stolen from a zoo. The three silvery marmosets were grabbed with two other monkeys while they slept in their nesting boxes. It is believed they were taken to order by a gang specialising...
Moody Monty Upsets Americans
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON COLIN MONTGOMERIE was involved in a physical confrontation with a state trooper after his shocking U.S. Open loss at Winged Foot on Sunday. The incident happened next to the scoring room, where Montgomerie had deposited...
Mother Left with a Twin after 'Failed' Termination Sues NHS; Hospital Facing [Pounds Sterling]250,000 Damages Claim to Pay for Bringing Up Daughter
WHEN 16-year- old Stacy Dow discovered she was pregnant with twins, she immediately asked for an abortion. But months later, the stunned teenager was told one of her babies had survived - and she was now only weeks away from giving birth. Yesterday,...
Nice Face, Mr Douglas. but a Shame about That Neck
Byline: TOM BRYANT WITH a wife 25 years his junior, Michael Douglas could be excused for worrying about his looks. But with a remarkably wrinkle-free face, he seems to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. Look below the jawline, however,...
Oasis Guru Victim of the Great Rock'n'roll Swindle
Byline: STUART MACDONALD HE is the Scot who discovered the rock band Oasis in a tiny Glasgow venue and turned them into the kings of Britpop. But more than a decade later Alan McGee's musical antennae could be starting to fail him - because he...
One Day My Prince Will Come
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH JOINING Beatrice and Eugenie to await their father yesterday, this was the moment the Duchess of York finally came in from the cold. Sarah joined her daughters to watch the procession after Prince Andrew was made a member...
Oor Wullie Sketch Will Fetch a Bucket; Fans Set to Bid for Rare Signed Drawing of Our Best-Loved Cartoon Scamp
Byline: MARK MCLAUGHLIN;STEVEN HENRY IT is a seemingly simple scrawl of one of Scotland's most recognisable faces. But this quickly drawn sketch of the irrepressible Oor Wullie is so rare that it has become an instant collector's item. Any...
Orchestra Is Lining Up Its Search for Scots Anthem
IT is the debate that has split the country: what should be Scotland's national anthem? Now, the man in the street will have the chance to choose his favourite in a poll organised by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The orchestra...
Own Goal over Foreign Bids; CITY COMMENT
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE politicians have been incredibly slow off the mark when it comes to foreign takeovers of great British companies. If ever there was an open goal which could not be missed by England's inept strike force it would be this....
Pacemaker That Can Predict Heart Failure; GoodHealth
Byline: MARTYN HALLE A HEART pacemaker has been developed that warns patients if they need urgent medical help. It can also detect if the heart is going to stop and then deliver a lifesaving electric current to shock it into working properly again....
Pick of the Day
Byline: YVETTE HUDDLESTON;DANIELA SOAVE FILM: The Seven Year Itch, BBC2, 1.40pm THIS Billy Wilder movie is perhaps best known for the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, in figure-hugging white dress, cooling herself over a subway grating and it...
[Pounds Sterling]500,000 Seized in Crackdown on Loan Sharks
Byline: GORDON TAIT TRADING standards officers have seized more than [pounds sterling]500,000 from suspected loan sharks in a crackdown on the illegal trade. A scheme set up by the Department of Trade and Industry in Glasgow in 2004 has opened...
[Pounds Sterling]53bn; That's the Size of a Pensions' Black Hole We Are Going to Have to Fill In
Byline: STUART NICOLSON PRIVATE sector workers in Scotland face footing the bill to plug a [pounds sterling]53billion black hole in public sector pensions. The revelation, in a report yesterday from public cash watchdog Audit Scotland, will fuel...
[Pounds Sterling]57,000 for an Hour at the Shops
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL THE England football team is gathering support in some unlikely quarters. Thanks to the free-spending habits of the players' wives and girlfriends, a small group of German traders is quietly willing on the old enemy to...
Prayers and Picnics amid the Romantic Ruins
Byline: ROY HATTERSLEY BOLTON ABBEY, a half-ruined monastery on the River Wharfe in which Matins is still said every day, 850 years after its foundation stone was laid. Each year in June, primary school pupils from what remains 'the priory parish...
Prison Really DOES Work; It Saves the Nation Money, Reduces Crime and Is Better at Reforming Offenders
Byline: DAVID GREEN A SENSE of deepening crisis hangs over our prison system. While public concern mounts over short sentences for serious offenders, parts of our political elite and judiciary express anxiety about the size of the inmate population...
PURE EVIL; This Receptionist, Given HIV by a Partner, Infected as Many Men as She Could in Revenge. Yesterday She Was Jailed for Three Years ... but How Many of Her Countless Lovers Face a Death Sentence?
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT A WOMAN deliberately tried to infect a string of men with Aids, police revealed yesterday. Friends said Sarah Jane Porter, 43, wanted revenge on black men after contracting the infection from a black lover. As she began...
Quentin Letts First Night Review
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS first night review WITH two shaky fingers at the health lobby, Keith Waterhouse's liver-basher of a 1989 play about the writer and soak Jeff Bernard reopened in London last night. It's playing about 400 yards from the Soho...
Quentin Letts Yesterday in Parliament
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS Her manner enough to propel many a man to the gin bottle JOHN REID, Home Secretary, used to be an enthusiastic boozer. At least two of his junior ministers are also thirsty veterans of the Westminster bar scene, sometime tilt...
Racism Shame of City's Teenagers
By Andrew Tolmie YOUNGSTERS in Scotland's biggest city are the worst group in Britain when it comes to showing tolerance towards asylum seekers. A study found that Glaswegians aged between 17 and 19 are the most likely to react angrily to the refugees...
Referees Who Blow It Face an Early Exit
Byline: STEVE CURRY THE pressure on the likes of Michael Owen and Thierry Henry may be growing by the day, but spare a thought for the elite group from around the globe who are under as much scrutiny as the players - the 21 referees. FIFA have...
Reid 'Makes Up Policy on the Hoof '
Byline: JAMES SLACK A CHIEF constable last night made a fierce attack on the Home Office for coming up with 'on-the-hoof' policies. Dyfed and Powys Chief Constable Terry Grange accused the Government of lacking any kind of proper planning on...
Roboshop Inside Teh Online Superstore That Covers 23 Acres and Delivers 18,000 Cucumbers a Week (without a Wonky Trolley in Sight!)
Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI FORGET long queues in your local supermarket on a Saturday morning, or fumbling for change in the car park. This remarkable picture gives a fascinating look behind the scenes of Britain's booming online grocery industry....
Ronaldo Still Has Backing of Brazilian Team-Mates
Byline: GEORGE GRANT THE failure so far of Brazil to light up the World Cup with the free-flowing brand of football for which they are famed has led to much speculation as to the cause. And most of the blame for the five-times world champions'...
Rooney Can Be the World's Best, Insists Larsson
Byline: IAN LADYMAN HAVING just won the Champions League playing in the same team as Ronaldinho, Henrik Larsson is well placed to discuss the merits of the world's best young footballers. Which is why anybody expecting Sweden to attempt a little...
Rottweiler Terry Now the Top Dog; Leboeuf: I Knew John Would Be a Hit after He Put Bite on My Career at Chelsea
Byline: PETER JARDINE FRANK LEBOEUF knew it was time to leave Chelsea when the man he describes as a 'Rottweiler' was threatening to pinch his first-team shirt at the tender age of 20. Now, the French World Cup winner feels no embarrassment at...
ROYAL ASCOT RACEMAIL Wembley Shamed by Ascot
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE FROM the sixth storey of the magnificent new [pounds sterling]200 million grandstand, race goers at Ascot can look east towards London and pick out the Wembley Arch. Only those with the eyesight of an eagle will spot the...
Salty Snacks 'Poisoning Our Children'
Byline: SEAN POULTER CHILDREN are being slowly poisoned by high levels of salt in cereals and snacks, health campaigners claim. Research by the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health criticises some popular brands of children's food....
Scot Misses Date with destinyMonty in a State
COLIN Montgomerie was involved in a physical confrontation with a state trooper after his shocking U.S. Open loss at Winged Foot on Sunday. The incident happened next to the scoring room, where Monty had deposited the card that confirmed his heartbreaking...
SECOND'S OUT for Sven
Byline: MATT LAWTON SECURING a draw in Cologne can sometimes make life complicated. When Bill Shankly's Liverpool did as much in the European Cup, the tie eventually had to be settled by the toss of a coin after a third game on neutral territory...
Second's out for Sven; Rooney Return Strips Away the Last Excuse
Byline: PAUL HAYWARD SIR Bobby Robson keeps a copy of the editorial that screamed for England to be dragged home in disgrace from the 1990 World Cup. It was written after they had drawn their opening game. Twenty-five days later, the same organ...
Shock Tactics; I've Picked Wayne Because He Terrifies Sweden, Says Sven No Excuses This Time, Tough Guy Eriksson Tells Goal-Shy Owen
Byline: NEIL ASHTON SVEN Goran Eriksson has backed Wayne Rooney to set the World Cup alight against Sweden tonight. The England coach will name Rooney, who has played only 32 minutes of football since breaking his right foot on April 29, in the...
Sophisticated Britain Gives Plonk the Push
Byline: SEAN POULTER CHEAP wine has had its day, according to one of Britain's biggest wine retailers, with British tastes moving decidedly upmarket. Sales of fine wines are rising at a rate of 30 per cent a year while champagne is becoming a...