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Articles from April 29, 2006

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Accidental Hero; Hundreds of Fans Arrive in Scotland to Mark Moment a Comedy Legend Stumbled into His Glittering Career
Byline: ANDREW TOLMIE IT was a historic moment for comedy when a young unknown made his debut in front of an unsuspecting audience. The 16 - year- old had sneaked away from his father to try out his routine, despite being forbidden to appear...
Accidents Plunge on Streets Where Speed Bumps Were Scrapped
Byline: RAY MASSEY SAFETY experts warned them they were gambling with road users' lives. But Tory councillors who ripped out hundreds of speed bumps in their borough have been vindicated. Accident rates in Barnet, North London, have plummeted,...
A Demeaning Week in British Politics
GROSS incompetence and adultery; hypocrisy rampant; nurses in revolt, foreign murderers on the loose, sleaze by the bucketful and deeply unedifying images of the Deputy Prime Minister cavorting drunkenly with his mistress-welcome to banana republic...
A Fifth of Primary Children Are from an Ethnic Minority
Byline: SARAH HARRIS ONE in five primary school children is from an ethnic minority, official statistics show. And English is now the second language for more pupils than ever before. The figures, published by the Department for Education...
Alex Is Shaping Up to Be Champion, Says Trainer
ALEX ARTHUR will enter the ring at Meadowbank tonight for the second defence of his European super-featherweight title against Sergey Gulyakevich in the best shape of his career. According to Arthur's American trainer, Brian Clemens, the champion...
A Merc with a Bit of Everything; Mini Test
Byline: RAY MASSEY MINI TEST Mercedes-Benz R320 CDi SE Price (as tested): [pounds sterling]50, 530 Basic models start at [pounds sterling]38, 475 ----- THE GOOD PICTURES can be deceptive. When I first saw shots of this new six-seater...
Another Driver Goes Free Thanks to Mr Loophole
Byline: CHRISTIAN GYSIN A MILLIONAIRE who nearly killed a family in a car crash was freed on a technicality with the help of the lawyer nicknamed Mr Loophole. Prosecutors were forced to drop the drink-driving charge against businessman Hywell...
At Least Big Phil Took Some Heat off Prezza
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE JOHN PRESCOTT, if he has an ounce of gratitude in him, would take the trouble to phone Luiz Felipe Scolari, chief coach of Portugal's World Cup football team, and invite him to a convivial lunch. The reason? For every column...
A VERY PLAUSIBLE BIGOT; Cambridge Educated, a Father of Four, Highly Regarded by His Country Neighbours And,oh Yes, Leader of the BNP. but Scratch the Respectable Veneer of Nick Griffin and the Bile against Black Footballers and ALL Muslims Comes Pouring Out
Byline: DAVID JONES THE first thing that strikes you about Nicholas John Griffin, leader of the British National Party, is his very ordinariness. Given his disgraceful past utterances (he advocated the use of 'well-aimed boots and fists' to defend...
Back from the Brink; (but Man Who Built a New House 650ft Away from Cliff as Erosion Claimed His Old One Could Need a THIRD Home in Just 20 Years)
Byline: DAVID WILKES WITH his dream home about to fall into the sea because of erosion, Les Rial indulged in the ultimate act of brinkmanship. Instead of cutting his losses and moving out of the area, he built a replica property 650ft further...
Baros Faces the Chop as Villa Cash in Their Assets
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY DAVID O'Leary has put his entire first-team squad up for sale. Aston Villa's manager has confirmed that he will listen to bids for any of his players as he attempts to reshape the club this summer. And heading the exodus out...
Blame Nobody but Ourselves; McLeish: How We Perform Is All That Matters
Byline: PETER JARDINE AS Birmingham City fight for their Premiership status against Newcastle United today, Chris Sutton may or may not regret alienating Rangers fans across Scotland and beyond with his infamous allegations against Dunfermline....
Boy of Five Drowns in Hotel Pool on His First Holiday Abroad
Byline: JAYA NARAIN A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt just hours into his first holiday abroad. Joseph Panter was found floating in the pool, at the Sharm- el-Sheikh resort, and was immediately taken to hospital. But...
Breast Cancer Wonder Drug to Be Approved 'Within Weeks'
Byline: JENNY HOPE THOUSANDS of breast cancer sufferers were given fresh hope last night after it emerged the 'wonder drug' Herceptin is expected to be approved for widespread use within weeks. European regulators backed the use of the drug for...
Bruce Still Hopeful His Loyalty Will Be Rewarded
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY STEVE BRUCE turned his back on a dream move to manage Newcastle United because he felt he owed a debt to Birmingham City. Today - and during the next couple of weeks when his job security is inevitably discussed - he will...
Bungling Police Failed Woman Murdered by Her Ex-Boyfriend
Byline: LUKE SALKELD A POLICE force has been strongly criticised by an official watchdog after it failed to protect a pregnant woman who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. A damning report detailed how Hayley Richards, 23, told Wiltshire Police...
Cameron Shows How 'Green' He Is by Cycling to Work . . . Then Gets Driver to Bring His Shoes along in a Lexus!
Byline: BEN QUINN AS he puts his party on a new footing, David Cameron has been extremely keen to parade his green credentials. From visiting ice packs melting because of global warming to cycling to work, the Tory leader has led the way. ...
Care Homes Failing Vulnerable OAPs as Complaints Increase; Daily Mail Campaign - Dignity for the Elderly
Byline: STUART NICOLSON;GORDON TAIT VULNERABLE pensioners are being shoddily treated in Scotland's care homes, according to a damning new report. The Care Commission watchdog body received more than 1,000 complaints about homes last year. ...
CARIBBEAN HIGH FLYER; Cocktails, Culture and a Kite-Surfing John Kerry -- Antigua Is the Tiny Island with Everything .
Byline: SAM TAYLOR PERHAPS it was when the gorgeous French waitresses put on Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and started dancing together round the diners that Mark, my goggle-eyed husband, decided we had come to the right place. And he wasn't...
Chinese Whispers Gush over Play for First Calgary; MARKET REPORT
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER CANADIAN oil and gas explorer First Calgary Petroleum, one of the biggest companies trading on Aim, touched [pounds sterling]10 a share last year and for a time was valued at [pounds sterling]1.9bn. It put itself up for sale...
Clement Crabbe; More from Our New Columnist, the Scabrous Clement Crabbe, of the Rockpools Register, Who Takes a Salty, Sideways Look at a World Increasingly beyond Parody
Byline: CLEMENT CRABBE SOUTHAMPTON - Crowds thronged the quayside as the stately liner Anna Ford completed her final voyage. Tugs blew their hooters, dockers doffed caps and a detail of ratings in bellbottoms put on a display of starjumps. ...
Clubs Net [Pounds Sterling]2bn in Television Gold; Sports Agenda
Byline: CHARLES SALE Clubs net [pounds sterling]2bn in television gold THE Premier League TV rights deals are set to exceed all expectations and bring in a bonanza [pounds sterling]2billion for the 20 clubs. Around [pounds sterling]1.5billion...
Columbus of the Banking World Disembarks His Ship; the CITY
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND SIR George Mathewson's retirement marks the end of an era for the Royal Bank of Scotland, but his departure might lead to a lower stress level for the bank's spin doctors. At a celebratory lunch just before his exit, several...
Cromwell Was Worth a Mint; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Cromwell was worth a mint QUESTIONWhichfigurehead was shown on coins when Oliver Cromwell ruled during the Commonwealth period? THE standard design used on all coins during The Commonwealth from 1649 to 1660 had the shield of St George within...
Dallaglio Backing Sir Clive as Chief
Byline: PETER JACKSON LAWRENCE Dallaglio compiled his own shortlist yesterday for the job of England supremo - four names headed by Sir Clive Woodward. The former England captain acknowledged the ex-coach as the outstanding candidate despite...
DEGREE OF FAILURE; They Are the Golden Parchments Which Reward Years of Study at Our Finest Centres of Learning. but as a Bizarre Assortment of the Rich and Famous Step Up This Summer to Receive Honorary Degrees, Just How Much Is the Real Thing Being Devalued? SATURDAY ESSAY
Byline: KATIE GRANT THOSE who are working hard for the university finals that will, they hope, result in an academic degree and a passport to a better job may wonder, occasionally, why they bother. It might be easier simply to go and perfect your...
Elephant Man Drugs Firm Seeks More Volunteers
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL THE company behind the 'Elephant Man' drug trials which left human guinea pigs clinging to life is advertising for more volunteers. Critics are astonished that, only weeks after the disaster, Parexel has placed the brightly-coloured...
England Boost as Owen Returns
Byline: MARTIN HARDY MICHAEL OWEN last night dispelled any lingering doubts about his fitness by declaring: 'I'm ready for the World Cup.' Owen will return to Premiership action for Newcastle today for the first time since breaking a metatarsal...
ENGLAND'S TOO BIG FOR HIM Snub from Scolari Has Left FA in Meltdown; SHAMBLES AT SOHO SQUARE
Byline: MATT LAWTON BEFORE Brian Barwick and the other members of the Football Association's selection committee decided to offer Luiz Felipe Scolari the job, perhaps they should have gone into things in a bit more detail during that interview at...
Exposing the Great Illusion; Reluctant Kingmaker Gordon Says Bhoyswill Only Help Themselves
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN THE championship secured, Gordon Strachan turned his mind to a little respite and relaxation. How differently things work, however, in the claustrophobic world of Scottish football. Tynecastle on a late spring afternoon...
Firedog's a Match for Troublemakers
Byline: STUART NICOLSON A FIREFIGHTER with a sharp nose for foul play has been recruited by a Scottish brigade. Jay the Border Collie has been trained to detect substances used by fire-raisers to maliciously start blazes. The three-year-old...
Fish Farmers Fire a Furious Broadside at Birds Eye
Byline: GORDON TAIT SCOTTISH fish farmers yesterday accused food giant Birds Eye of threatening their livelihoods by running a 'damaging and misleading' advert on national television. The commercial claims that farmed salmon has synthetic colourants...
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Byline: LUCY FARNDON YELL, or good old Yellow Pages as most of us know it, has thrived since being freed from the shackles of former parent BT and is a perfect example of how private equity and public markets can work in harmony. Apax and Hicks,...
Gibson Takes the Chair as Trinity Mirror Saga Ends
Byline: JAMES ASHTON AFTER a string of rejections, newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror finally ended its three month search for a new chairman. Former Nissan and Asda grandee Sir Ian Gibson agreed to take the job and promised to 'explore further...
Gold's Shine Gives European a Glow; INVESTMENT EXTRA
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR THE opening up of the former Soviet Union has spawned a string of UK mining share issues. Several come from Kazakhstan, the resource-rich Central Asian republic. What should UK investors make of these? Faraway hills...
GREAT ILLUSION; Ivanauskas' Dig Sure to Stoke Webster Ire
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN HEARTS coach Valdas Ivanauskas has cast fresh aspersions on the commitment of Andy Webster - while insisting that the Scotland defender is under ' no pressure' to sign a new contract with the club. Webster was axed from...
Grow Your Own
Byline: CHRIS BEARDSHAW Grow your Own IT'S the best way to stay healthy and save money, too. Each week, Chris gives you seasonal tips for your kitchen garden COMMONLY known as salsify and generally consigned to the vegetable garden, Tragopogon...
Hartson: I'm Staying Put in Paradise; Striker Wants Another Crack at Euro Giants
Byline: ROGER HANNAH;STEPHEN MCGOWAN JOHN HARTSON has delivered the perfect end- of- season fillip for SPL champions Celtic by confirming he will see out his Parkhead contract. The 100-goal striker had seemed destined to end his five-year stint...
HEARTBREAK HOTEL; When LANA VAN SELMAN, an Eccentric Russian, Decided to Convert a Norwich Telephone Exchange into a Glamorous Hotel, Little Did She Realise That the Project Would Cost Her Millions, She'd Fall out with Her Staff and Be Driven Half Crazy in the Process. JILL PARKIN Meets Her
Byline: JILL PARKIN Big, baroque and beautiful, St Giles House, an old telephone exchange in Norwich, was just another of those buildings that nobody loved enough to rescue. For nine years it stood empty, while sane and sensible property developers...
Hero Returns; Jones Is Back and Targeting the Ashes
Byline: CHRIS FOY HE HAS been stalked by injury throughout a stopstart international career, so Simon Jones can be forgiven for revealing a selfish streak after his latest personal trauma. The England fast bowler was continuing his umpteenth...
Hit-and-Run Hayden Is a Hammers Hero
Byline: MISTER SITTER Hit-and-run Hayden is a Hammers hero STEVEN GERRARD is the PFA player of the year, Thierry Henry is the Footballer of the Year but today this column turns to the players nobody particularly notices. We dedicate this space...
HOME AND DRY; as Millions of Us Are Hit by Hosepipe Bans, MONTY DON Suggests the Best Ways to Save Water and Picks the Perfect Plants to Beat a Drought
Byline: MONTY DON At the time of writing, more than 13 million of us are under a hosepipe ban. I say 'us' in the loosest of senses - here on the Welsh border we have more water than we know what to do with - but, in the south, it has been a dry...
How 28 Commuter Trains Were Halted by the Letter of the Law
Byline: RAY MASSEY COMMUTERS could be forgiven for calling the decision short- sighted in the extreme. South West Trains has caused astonishment by withdrawing trains from service because lettering on their information screens is 3mm too small....
How Diana's Rock Is Cashing in with a 'Royal' Dinner Service
Byline: BARRY WIGMORE;REBECCA ENGLISH HE promised never to cash in on her memory. But once again Paul Burrell has proved he isn't averse to trading on his royal connections. The late princess's former butler, who has already carved out a lucrative...
How Hadrian's Wall Was Built to Create the Kingdom of Scotland. er, Isn't It in England? History Booklet for New British Citizens Littered with Embarrassing Errors
Byline: ANDREW TOLMIE MOST Scots would be bemused if someone told them their country had been created by Emperor Hadrian building a wall - in England. And pity the poor person who tries to inform Glaswegians that their city was built on profits...
How Jimmy Rallied Boro for Mission Impossible
Byline: COLIN YOUNG STEVE McCLAREN has required inspirational intervention from his senior players to keep Middlesbrough's European dream alive this season. As captain Gareth Southgate revealed at the weekend, the more experienced individuals...
How Middle Class Pupils Miss Out
Byline: LAURA CLARK MIDDLE England is being starved of education funding to prop up schools in Labour heartlands, an analysis by head teachers suggests. Shire counties receive hundreds of thousands of pounds less to educate their pupils each...
How to Claim Your Second Piece of Replica Jewellery from Our Royal Collection
THE Daily Mail is offering every reader the chance to claim replicas of six items of the Queen's own jewellery collection. CORAL NECKLACE TODAY we're launching our second piece from the collection. Modelled on the Queen's first piece of jewellery...
Isabella Donna
Byline: CHRISSY ILEY ISABELLA ROSSELLINI grew up torn between her chilly Swedish mother, Ingrid Bergman, and her hot-blooded Italian father, Roberto Rossellini. She tells CHRISSY ILEY why, despite her own success as an actress and model, her life...
'It's All Become a Bit of a Farce'
LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI'S abrupt withdrawal from the England running triggered criticism of the FA last night and led to fresh calls for an Englishman to be appointed. Howard Wilkinson, chairman of the League Managers' Association and a former caretaker...
It Was Clear He Couldn't Handle the Pressure
Byline: NEIL ASHTON WHEN Luiz Felipe Scolari arrived at the Lufthansa check-in desk in Lisbon at 6.10am yesterday, the conversation went along the same lines as his interview with the FA. 'Do you have any baggage, sir?' His gruff response, which...
Jefferies Backs Naismith to Be a Real Big Name
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS JIM JEFFERIES has hailed striker Steven Naismith as the best young talent since he managed Premiership-bound Gary Naysmith at Hearts. But the Kilmarnock manager has warned the youngster not to fall into the same trap as...
Judge's Code Is Cracked (but It's a Bit of an Enigma)
Byline: JAYA NARAIN A SECRET cipher hidden by a judge in his ruling on the Da Vinci Code plagiarism case was solved yesterday. Mr Justice Smith's message was: 'Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought.' Many were left scratching their heads at...
Kerr Playing on Instinct to Survive United Cull
Byline: ROBERT THOMSON DUNDEE UNITED'S players are going into every game wondering if it will be their last. Midfielder Mark Kerr is determined to survive the cull, even though he admits his future is on the line as much as anybody at Tannadice....
Labour Crony Adds Pushy's Mansion to His Property Empire; to the Manor Bought ... a [Pounds Sterling]5.75m Royal Residence for the Controversial Vaccine Tycoon Who Got a Peerage after Making Huge Donations to Party
Byline: LUKE SALKELD THE mystery buyer of Princess Michael's country mansion was revealed last night - as a controversial Labour minister. Lord Drayson has agreed to pay [pounds sterling]5.75million to add the Grade I listed house to his property...
Labour's Scandals Have Punished Us at the Polls, Says Defeated Candidate
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE THE failed Labour Party candidate in the Moray byelection yesterday blamed the party's recent troubles for his humiliating defeat. Labour's share of the vote was halved in Thursday's poll, with the SNP racing to a landslide...
Labour 'Tried to Buy MP with Peerage'
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN CLAIMS that an independent MP was promised a peerage if he did not stand against Labour at the General Election were being investigated by police last night. Scotland Yard said it was 'reviewing' the allegations made by...
Launching the Daily Mail Book Club's Summer Selection
LAUNCHING THE DAILY MAIL BOOK CLUB'S SUMMER SELECTION Superb SUMMER reading at HALF PRICE! It's nearly two years since the birth of the Daily Mail Book Club - and it's been a spectacular success. Booksellers and publishers have reported soaring...
Law Graduate Goes Missing on Her Gap Year in Australia
Byline: RICHARD SHEARS A BRITISH tourist has gone missing in Australia after losing all her money at a casino. Law graduate Frances Embleton, 24, has not been seen for a week. Shortly before she vanished she told a group of strangers in a...
Lessons Sink in for United Boys
Byline: IAN LADYMAN;JOHN EDWARDS WHEN SIR Alex Ferguson speaks about the lessons to be learned from this season, it is easy to wonder if the Manchester United manager is referring to himself. Perhaps Ferguson is reminding himself of the need...
Life for Torture Gang Who Killed Maryann
Byline: BEN TAYLOR SIX men have been jailed for life for kidnapping, raping and murdering 16-year-old Maryann Leneghan. The schoolgirl was tortured for three hours in a Reading hotel last May before being stabbed to death at a nearby park. ...
Livvy Winning the Battle for Brittain
Byline: ALAN DOUGLAS LIVINGSTON are set to resign skipper Richard Brittain and are hopeful of holding on to star duo Colin Healy and Noel Whelan, despite the drastic financial cutbacks which will accompany relegation to the First Division. Manager...
Lost and Found; Daily Mail Book Club
Byline: NIGEL JONES Lost and found Daily Mail Book Club Early tragedy knocked her life off track, but a series of later crises proved the making of CLARE SAMBROOK ; AUTHOR OF THIS MONTH'S BOOK CLUB CHOICE. Graham Greene said that all writers...
LOST CONVICTS PUSH CLARKE TO THE EDGE; Pressure Grows as Home Secretary Admits at Least Five Have Reoffended
Byline: JAMES SLACK;JAMES CHAPMAN CHARLES CLARKE had to make the humiliating admission last night that the foreign criminals his department failed to deport have gone on to commit a string of violent and drugs offences. Five of the 79 most dangerous...
MISSING . .. and FOUND!
Byline: MONICA PORTER MISSING . .. and FOUND! THE DAILY MAIL offers readers a unique opportunity to re-establish contact with long-lost relatives and friends. Each week, MONICA PORTER features the story of someone trying to find a missing loved...
Model Migrant or a Naked Opportunist . . . What IS the Truth? amid Claims Her Story Is Not All It Seems, the Ukrainian Oxford Graduate Who's Won Her Fight to Stay in Britain Talks to the Mail
Byline: HELEN WEATHERS EVERY month for the past seven years, Oxford graduate Eleonora Suhoviy has religiously reported to her local police station, not knowing if she would be arrested on the spot and deported back to the Ukraine. Each time,...
MONSTER OF THE SEAS; Seven Miles of Deck, Six-Storey Shopping Mall, Surf Pool and Boxing Ring - the Mail Is First aboard the World's Largest Cruise Ship
Byline: ROBERT HARDMAN ONE MOMENT, I am surfing down the wave like a scene from Baywatch (well, almost). Then I lose my footing and feel I am suddenly in a Domestos commercial. It is as if someone has pulled an enormous chain and I am flushed, unceremoniously,...
Motherwell Brace Themselves as the Boss Has Itchy Feet
Byline: PETER JARDINE MOTHERWELL face a fight to keep manager Terry Butcher after a four-year reign at Fir Park. Sportsmail understands that the former England skipper would not be averse to a new challenge with his first club, Ipswich Town,...
MOTTY'S Match of the Day Title Hopes in the Big Smoke
Byline: JOHN MOTSON I AM primed to commentate on Chelsea's championship celebrations if they take a point or three from Manchester United today. So why would my mind be wandering towards Bobby Charlton's cigarette box? Neither Sir Bobby nor...
News in Brief
News in brief Microsoft shares take 11pc tumble SHARES in Microsoft tumbled 11pc, their biggest drop in five years. The software giant's earnings are under pressure because it is spending [pounds sterling]1bn more than expected on new products...
No Barking at the Table
Byline: CHRISSY ILEY Gourmet food for pets has achieved such culinary heights it almost makes you wish you had four legs. Here, CHRISSY ILEY hosts the perfect dinner for party animals and persuades celebrity pet chef WENDY NAN REES to share secret...
Not So Nasty Nigel
Byline: LINA DAS Having seen what it's done for his friend Simon Cowell, the original Mr Nasty, Popstars' NIGEL LYTHGOE has returned to his role as merciless judge. But, says LINA DAS, don't believe he's that bad. After two major health scares,...
Nurse Was Killed by Shock of Her Ringing Alarm Clock
A NURSE died from heart failure brought on by the shock of hearing her alarm clock ring, an inquest heard yesterday. Lisa Browne, 27, had an undiagnosed disorder which stopped her heart beating after the sudden shock of her 6am alarm call. Experts...
OLD ENGLAND . . . IN NEW ENGLAND; Its Spectacular Autumns Have Always Been a Big Draw. but JOHN SERGEANT Broke with Tradition and Went in Search of Spring Blooms in America's Answer to the Mother Country
Byline: JOHN SERGEANT LIKE actors in soap operas, parts of the world suffer from being typecast. Whenever anyone mentions a holiday in New England they usually cannot resist adding the phrase 'in the fall'. The autumn, of course, when the...
Our Nest Eigg; Islanders Cash in on Housing Boom after Buyout
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY WHEN the residents of Eigg decided to buy their tiny island their aim was simply to ensure the survival of their community. But after millions of pounds of public money were pumped into improving life on the Inner Hebridean...
Perhaps Ally Will Be Pardoned Now
Byline: Scott Gormley NOT TO worry, as dear old Willie Ormond might have said all those years back, there are worse places than Egypt to wile away a day or two. With the 1974 World Cup Finals approaching, the then Scotland manager had gone there...
Phil Cracks Up on the 7am Flight to Frankfurt; HOW SCOLARI'S DAY UNFOLDED
Byline: NEIL ASHTON WHEN Luiz Felipe Scolari made his stunning announcement last night that he was not interested in becoming England manager, I was the least surprised man in Germany. I had travelled alongside him from Lisbon and, during the course...
Pick Up This Classic British Film Dvd; Free Today
TODAY you can pick up a FREE DVD of Far From The Madding Crowd, the latest in our collection of Classic British Films. Simply take the voucher printed here to your nearest WHSmith store----- TODAY and they'll swop it for a FREE DVD of Far From The...
Poultry Worker Catches Bird Flu
A POULTRY worker has become the first Briton to catch bird flu. The man, one of three workers at the Norfolk poultry farm at the centre of a bird flu outbreak, has the H7 strain of the virus. He has been treated with the antiviral drug Tamiflu....
PRESCOTT MISTRESS: I'VE BEEN BETRAYED; Deputy PM Faces New Crisis as Ex-Lover Prepares to Go Public
Byline: NICK CRAVEN;MICHAEL SEAMARK JOHN PRESCOTT'S lover is preparing to talk publicly about their torrid affair. Tracey Temple, 43, feels 'betrayed and humiliated' and wants to tell her story. The blonde divorcee is said to be furious, claiming...
Prezza's Cheated on Every One of Us; Platell's People
Byline: AMANDA PLATELL POLITICIANS of all hues have been swift to describe John Prescott's squalid affair with his secretary as a 'private matter'. The BBC, too, has all but ignored the story, believing it is above such tittle tattle (though...
Primula Colours; Gardening
Byline: CHRIS BEARDSHAW WITH more than 400 species and thousands of cultivars of primula distributed throughout much of the northern hemisphere, from woodlands and river floodplains to mountain tops, there is sure to be one of these modest plants...
Proby's Ripping Yarns
Byline: DAVID WIGG P.J. PROBY's career collapsed after his trousers split on stage. But, as he begins his comeback tour, he tells DAVID WIGG that even that didn't curb the rock 'n' roll lifestyle he shared with Elvis, John Lennon and Brian Jones...
Queen of High Society
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY From child star to Forces sweetheart, she went on to marry a fabulouslywealthy inventor and is one of the most influential socialites in the U.S. Yet the remarkable Dame Celia says she will never forget her humble Scottish...
Redknapp Anxious for Early End to Pompey Fear
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY HARRY REDKNAPP wants Portsmouth's Premier League future settled this weekend as the strain of a two-month survival campaign starts to take its toll. Victory at Wigan today and defeat for Birmingham at home to Newcastle would...
Reliance in the Dock; Judge Threatens Bungling Custody Firm Bosses with Jail after a Trial Is Delayed
Byline: WILMA RILEY A JUDGE yesterday warned bosses at under-fire security firm Reliance they could be jailed if they delay court business again. At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Hardie accepted the firm's apology for holding up a murder trial...
Riordan Is Ready to Strike Euro Blow for Hibs ...and Himself
Byline: PETER JARDINE DEREK RIORDAN will seek to propel Hibernian towards fourth place at Aberdeen today - as he prepares to enlist the help of FIFA to ensure he is not frozen out of football for two months next season. The 23- year- old Easter...
Ronnie Torn off a Strip over Tip
Byline: PETER FERGUSON RONNIE O'SULLIVAN'S fraying Crucible bid was plunged into controversy last night as the world No 1 was accused of pulling the tip off his cue and halting his 888.com World Championship semi-final. Title favourite O'Sullivan...
Sainsbury Rapist, 15 Admits Four More Assaults
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL;ANDY DOLAN A 15-YEAR-OLD boy yesterday admitted raping a girl of 11 in the lavatory of a supermarket. A court heard he had carried out a series of sex attacks in the months leading up to the rape. It emerged yesterday...
Sainsbury Rapist, 15, Admits Four More Assaults
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL;ANDY DOLAN A 15-YEAR-OLD boy yesterday admitted raping a girl of 11 in the lavatory of a supermarket. A court heard he had carried out a series of sex attacks in the months before the rape. It emerged yesterday that...
Sale Get in Ahead of Rivals for Bell
Byline: PETER JACKSON SALE have beaten five other Premiership clubs to capture one of England's leading uncapped players - Chris Bell from Leeds. The 23-year-old England A centre signed a three-year contract with the Premiership leaders after...
Scolari Snub Is Best Twist to Comic Carry On
Byline: JEFF POWELL CALL it the most suicidal cock-up since the Charge of the Light Brigade. Call it the biggest national humiliation since the invasion of Suez. Call it the most idiotic farce since Inspector Clouseau walked through the wrong...
Seventh Heaven
Byline: MATTHEW JUKES The mission I set myself this week was to scour my last full week's worth of tasting notes and pick out the best seven. A motley crew, but every one is a firstclass drop. There are a few deals here, too, to keep you keen. ...
Smith Quits Dens Park to Pursue Opportunity of a Lifetime
Byline: BARRY GRAHAM CLUB captain Barry Smith will play his last game for Dundee against Queen of the South at Palmerston today before quitting to join Icelandic club Valur. The 32-year-old stalwart has agreed a two-year deal which former Dens...
Stab Case Husband 'Wanted an Archer-Style Marriage'
Byline: ANDREW LEVY THE husband of a woman who stabbed her love rival in a frenzied attack had asked for a 'Jeffrey Archer type marriage', a court heard yesterday. John Foster allegedly told Alethea Foster, his wife of 35 years, that they didn't...
Stewart Swats Away Chelsea Critics
Byline: ALEC STEWART LIFELONG Chelsea fan and former England cricket captain ALEC STEWART defends his club's reputation as the champions try to retain the league title today... WINNING is everything for me. I go to Stamford Bridge to see us get...
Storm Whips Up a 67 to Stay on the Victory Trail
Byline: BRYAN CAMERON FORMER British Amateur champion Graeme Storm put himself in sight of a maiden European Tour title as he led the Spanish Open at the halfway stage by a stroke. Storm birdied his last three holes to retain the top place he...
Stranger Than Fiction; an Overnight Literary Sensation, Kaavya Viswanathan Had the World at Her Feet. Now the Scots-Educated Writer Is at the Centre of an Extraordinary Rowwhich Threatens to Destroy Her Career
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY IT contains all the ingredients for a sizzling blockbuster. The setting was perfect - the ivory towers of America's academic elite, where intellectual snobbery and the glamour of new money collide in spectacular fashion....
Sutton Still Shuns the Popular Vote
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