Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from October 4, 2005

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20 WAYS TO BEAT THE MENOPAUSE; from Eating Soya to Red Clover supplements.From Walking the Dog to Basking in the Sun. Advice for Dealing with Those Midlife Blues - by Famous Women Who've All Been through It .
Byline: THEA JOURDAN IT IS still the great taboo.Women feel uncomfortable talking about the menopause - not only because it reveals their age, but also as it means the end of their fertility and, symbolically, their use to society. Yet its symptoms...
Abramovich Accused of '[Pounds Sterling]1bn Oil Robbery'
Byline: EDMUND CONWAY ROMAN Abramovich was accused yesterday of 'barefaced corporate robbery' by a British-listed firm that used to be his partner. The firm claims the Chelsea owner took [pounds sterling]1billion of its money last week in the...
Airfix Dumbs Down; Warplanes Take a Nosedive as Model Firm Moves into the 45th Century
Byline: SEAN POULTER FOR years they brought a taste of World War II glory into the bedrooms of young boys. Children would spend hours painstakingly piecing tiny plastic components together into miniature replicas of the Spitfires, Hurricanes...
A Nice Little Learner; EDUCATION EXTRA
Byline: MARY MORGAN EVERY manager knows that training employees in the latest skills is a vital investment for any competitive company. However, it can be hard to keep up with the available up-to-date techniques and courses across the country....
A Sore Throat Cure? Try Marshmallows!
Byline: PAT HAGAN THE JUICE of the marshmallow plant could be the latest treatment for dry coughs and sore throats. The shrub, which gave its name to the popular soft sweet, has been valued for hundreds of years for its healing properties. Now...
Babies-in-the-Loft Mother Is Spared Prison by Judge
Byline: ANIL DAWAR A FORMER nurse who hid the bodies of her three stillborn babies in an attic has been spared jail. Unmarried Anne Mahoney concealed the pregnancies and delivered the babies herself because of 'a misplaced sense of shame and...
Back to School for Speeding Drivers; Motorists to Be Offered a Day in Class as an Alternative to Penalty Points
Byline: RAY MASSEY MOTORISTS caught creeping over the speed limit will be able to avoid the traditional punishment of penalty points by spending a day in the classroom. First-time speeders marginally breaking the limit will be invited to pay...
BA May Ditch In-Flight Meals
Byline: JAMES QUINN BRITISH Airways may stop serving meals on some flights under radical plans to turn parts of the airline into a low- cost carrier. Its new chief executive Willie Walsh said passengers departing from the airline's loss-making...
Banks Raking off [Pounds Sterling]4 Bn from Overpriced Loan Insurance
Byline: SEAN POULTER BANKS are taking [pounds sterling]4 billion a year in commission on 'missold and overpriced' loan insurance, a study has claimed. The survey found some banks were charging [pounds sterling]2,900 to insure a five-year [pounds...
BANNED Warders Are Told Their Tiepins of St George Might Upset Prisoners
Byline: JAMES SLACK;MATTHEW HICKLEY PRISON officers have been warned against wearing tiepins bearing the flag of St George in case they upset convicts. Anne Owers, the Government's chief inspector of prisons, said the national flag could be '...
Becks Blew It after Our Goal Says Sanchez
Byline: MATT LAWTON SOME memories Lawrie Sanchez keeps in the form of a photograph. Others simply remain in his mind. Northern Ireland's manager sees the goal David Healy scored against England last month every time he turns on his PC. The...
Best's Brandy and Wine Diet Puts Him Back in Hospital; Soccer Legend Is Seriously Ill with Kidney Infection
Byline: CHRISTIAN GYSIN GEORGE BEST was under intensive care in hospital last night after another bout of drinking. The 59-year-old soccer legend, who underwent a lifesaving liver transplant three years ago, is believed to be suffering from a...
Better Read Than Dead; EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
Byline: SUSAN ELKIN READING is the key to all learning. Once you can decode the squiggles on the page and convert them at speed to images, ideas, information and instructions, the world is yours. The door to every subject swings open. And,...
Bid Fever Helps Footsie Burst through Barrier; MARKET REPORT
Byline: TOM STEVENSON BIG was beautiful again yesterday as bid fever galvanised the markets and the blue chips broke through the 5500 barrier for the first time since August 2001. The FTSE 100 hung on by the skin of its teeth and closed 23.8 higher...
Bonhof Glad to See Kevin Back Earning the Plaudits
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN SCOTLAND Under-21 coach Rainer Bonhof last night hailed Hibs midfielder Kevin Thomson's impressive return to form after a seven- month injury nightmare. Thomson picked up the Bank of Scotland Young Player of the Month...
Boots Deal 'Will Not Cure Woes'; CITY FOCUS
Byline: LUCY FARNDON BENEATH the smiles and sickly compliments, Boots and Alliance UniChem directors must already be feeling the strain. Their [pounds sterling]7bn 'merger of equals' has under whelmed the City and raised grave concerns about the...
Brown's Inquisition on NHS Spending
Byline: GRAEME WILSON GORDON BROWN has ordered a sweeping review of health spending amid fears that it is growing faster than the economy can support. Labour's dramatic programme of increases mean the Health Service budget will reach [pounds...
Cardinal Warns Blair on Embryo Research; 'The Danger Is That We Sleepwalk into a Form of Eugenics'
Byline: GRAEME WILSON ADVANCES in genetic science could see Britain sleepwalking into 'a form of eugenics', the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England has warned Tony Blair. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor issued his warning amid growing...
Celestial Spectacle Eclipsed by Clouds
Byline: STEVEN HENRY IN times gone by it was a sight that sparked dread among the superstitious masses watching helplessly as the sun slowly disappeared. And it is a vision that can still send shivers down the spine, as those lucky enough to...
Celtic Back in the Hunt for Wilson
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN CELTIC are poised to re-ignite their interest in Dundee United and Scotland Under-21 fullback Watched closely during Martin O'Neill's reign at Parkhead, interest in Wilson cooled last summer when Gordon Strachan expressed...
Charles Aide Resigns after Wedding Fiasco
Byline: MICHAEL SEAMARK;RICHARD KAY A SENIOR royal aide at the centre of the Charles and Camilla wedding fiasco resigned yesterday. Kevin Knott, the Prince's Master of Household, left his [pounds sterling]125,000 a year post hours after a BBC...
Chewin' the Flat; Comedian's Plans for Home Fail to Amuse Rock Star Neighbour
Byline: ALAN SIMPSON RAISING the roof is something Neil Primrose does regularly as drummer with the chart-topping rock band Travis. But when his neighbour, comedy actor Ford Kiernan, tried to do the same, the musician was quick to drum up support...
Clarke: I Have No Secret Euro Agenda; TORIES Blackpool 2005 as Leadership Rivals Line Up for a Week of Sparring, Former Chancellor Tries to Soothe the Sceptics
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN KEN CLARKE attempted to bury his europhile image yesterday as he prepared to go head to head with David Cameron for a place in the Tory leadership finale. He used a combative performance on the fringe of the party conference...
Comment
NHS: a golden chance wasted NO ONE could deny the NHS was in deep trouble when Labour came to power. Years of under-investment and halfhearted reforms by governments of both parties had left healthcare way behind that in most European countries....
Crisis Fears Fade as Straw Wins EU Deal for Turkey
Byline: TIM SHIPMAN BRITAIN secured a historic 11th hour deal last night to let Turkey begin talks on joining the EU, narrowly averting another embarrassing European crisis. After a day of frantic and acrimonious shuttle diplomacy, Foreign Secretary...
Crisis in the Surgery as Complaints against Doctors Hit New High
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE COMPLAINTS against Scotland's doctors have soared to record levels - and are set to keep rising. The General Medical Council revealed yesterday that there were 218 complaints last year - 40 per cent more than in 2002....
Dallaglio's Back, with England on the Agenda
Byline: PETER JACKSON LAWRENCE Dallaglio is to start the final phase of his epic career this week, one which could take him all the way through to England's defence of the World Cup. Not for the first time, he comes charging back to find the...
Des Reveals All on Fergie's 'Blue Funk'
Byline: CHARLES SALE ANY slim chance of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson ever mending his fractured relationship with BBC Sport must now be damaged beyond repair by Des Lynam's autobiography. Fergie has already vowed never to cooperate...
Dowie Day of Revenge
Byline: NEIL ASHTON IAIN DOWIE, shown the door shortly before Ian Holloway took over as manager of Queens Park Rangers, made a triumphant return to Loftus Road last night. The Crystal Palace boss spent three years in west London, initially as...
Drawing Comparisons; Could a [Pounds Sterling]16.99 Painting Manual Have Provided the Inspiration for One of Britain's Favourite Artists?
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL AS a struggling artist, he had to teach himself to paint. The distinctive results turned Jack Vettriano into a millionaire. But a flick through a [pounds sterling]16.99 teach-yourself-to-paint book suggests Vettriano...
Duck, Here's a Wave! Answers to Correspondents
QUESTION Watching a cargo ship leaving harbour with containers stacked as high as a bridge made me wonder - are any containers lost at sea during storms? PROBABLY the most famous case of containers falling off a cargo ship occurred in 1992, when...
Early Bid for Success; City Education Bosses Reveal Radical Plan to Boost Exam Results
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT SCHOOLS in Scotland's largest city have long struggled to get out of the lower reaches of the country's exam league tables. Damning figures last week showed only 13 per cent of Glasgow pupils gained at least three Highers...
Encore! A Hidden Treasure Revived; in Search of England
Byline: ROY HATTERSLEY ASHARP autumn afternoon at Chatsworth in Derbyshire. Despite the chill in the air, a steady stream of visitors makes its slow way through house and gardens. Chatsworth has always prided itself on its accessibility - the chance...
Equality Chief's Assault on Race Dogmas
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY BRITAIN'S equality watchdog launched an outspoken assault on the dogmas of the race relations industry yesterday. Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Racial Equality, challenged a series of beliefs held dear for...
Ernst & Young's Profits Surge 14pc; News in Brief
THERE are at least some people benefiting from the inexorable creep in taxes and red tape. Accountancy group Ernst & Young yesterday announced a 14pc rise in UK profits to [pounds sterling]224m. It works out as an average of [pounds sterling]561,000...
False Starts Have Cooled Moffat's Joy
Byline: JEFF CONNOR STUART MOFFAT has been in and out of the international wilderness more times than he, or anyone else, can remember. Infamously dropped from the Scotland A team to make way for the New Zealand parachutist Brendan Laney in 2001,...
Fergie Fires Salvo at Mikel's Agent; the Screamer
Byline: SIMON JONES;IAN LADYMAN;ALAN BIGGS;NEIL MOXLEY;COLIN YOUNG SIR ALEX FERGUSON fanned the flames of the John Obi Mikel transfer wrangle yesterday when he claimed the 19-year-old Nigerian's agent 'apparently works for Chelsea'. Manchester...
Ferguson and Pressley Should Be Fit for Belarus
Byline: ROGER HANNAH WALTER SMITH is optimistic that hamstring victim Barry Ferguson will be ready to lead Scotland into the vital World Cup qualifier against Belarus. Ferguson will report to the national team's base on Loch Lomondside today...
First Stumble or Mark of Champs?
Byline: ROGER HANNAH AWAY down in Gorgie at Tynecastle Park, the reaction to Hearts' nerve- shredding 2- 2 draw with Falkirk on Sunday afternoon was divided. Did the stunning fightback from two goals down, with only 10 men, finally confirm the...
FORCED OUT; as Emergency Patients Waited in Agony, This Surgeon Was Ordered to Operate on Bunions-Just to Meet Government Targets. Now, in a Forceful and Impassioned Article, He Tells Why This Madness Has Driven Him to Quit the NHS.By DAVID GRACE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
THIS week, leading orthopaedic specialist David Grace quit the NHS after 30 years, claiming he could not continue working for an organisation which put government targets above patient care. Here, Mr Grace, 53, tells JENNY JOHNSTON why he feels government...
Get-Tough Bill to Tackle the 'Booze and Blade Culture'
Byline: STUART NICOLSON A PACKAGE of get-tough measures aimed at clamping down on Scotland's soaring crime was unveiled yesterday. Police powers to tackle knife attacks will be beefed up, while more drugtesting of criminals will be introduced....
Has Jack Blotted His Copy Book? Scotland's Foremost Artist in Row over Paintings Which Appear to Be Copies from a Cheap Picture Reference Guide
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY;GRACE MACASKILL HE is one of the most famous living painters, whose prints outsell the likes of Van Gogh and Monet. Jack Vettriano's atmospheric images of lovers in romantic or sexually charged scenes are among the most...
How Private Dentists Could Undercut NHS
Byline: JENNY HOPE DENTISTS working privately could offer cheaper treatment than the Health Service once the system is overhauled next year, it was claimed yesterday. Some private operators are planning to undercut the NHS on a range of treatments...
I Couldn't Breathe through My Nose, So the Surgeon Chiselled Me out a New One; ME AND MY OPERATIONSEPTORHINOPLASTY
Byline: ANGELA BROOKS THE NHS carries out about 6,500 septorhinoplasties - nose jobs - each year. Here Tracey Johnston, 35, a trainee chef and mother of four from Cheltenham, tells ANGELA BROOKS about the operation, and her surgeon explains the...
I'll Back Beattie to Be the Big Shot; Duffy Tips Celt to Top Charts as Goal King
Byline: PETER JARDINE FORMER Dundee boss Jim Duffy last night tipped Craig Beattie to outstrip Kris Boyd and Derek Riordan for the title as top Scottish goalscorer. Sportsmail put the question to Craig Brewster in the opening week of the season,...
I'll Match My Magic Moment, Says Beckham
Byline: IAN MCGARRY;SIMON CASS DAVID BECKHAM has promised an anniversary spectacular against Austria this Saturday to ensure England make it to the World Cup Finals. Four years ago this weekend Beckham produced his finest England performance...
Inside the Mind of a Mass Killer
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK;GAVIN MADELEY Inside the mind Finally revealed, the secret papers that tell truth about Dunblane THEY are the secret papers that document the descent first into madness and then into mass murder. Until yesterday,...
Inside the Mind of Dunblane Monster; Secret Papers Reveal Deep Grudge That Killer Held against His Home Town
Byline: DAVID WILKES;NICK CRAVEN A STARTLING insight into the mind of Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton was revealed in documents disclosed for the first time yesterday. They expose an intense grudge Hamilton bore for years against the town's parents,...
It All Centres on Men
Byline: JIM BLACK Greig points to Scotland engine room as the key to success NO Scotland player epitomised playing for the jersey more graphically than Rangers' legend John Greig, who captained his country with distinction for three consecutive...
It's a Drog's Life; He's Hated by Opposition Fans (and His Own Aren't That Keen) but Liverpool Won't Forget This Chelsea Tour De Force in a Hurry
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS;IAN MCGARRY PERHAPS it is in keeping with his reputation as the ' quiet man' o f Chelsea that Didier Drogba prefers to do his talking on the pitch. In the dressing room and on the team bus, the Ivory Coast international ...
It's a Ruddy Cheek at Boots
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE Boots merger with Alliance UniChem has little to commend it. Stitching one company with sinking sales together with another that happens to be in a similar business smacks of a deal cooked up by investment bankers. ...
I Was in a Bad Mood; for the First Time, Girl of 12 Tells Why She Tied Noose around Boy's Neck in the Woods
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE A GIRL of 12 almost killed a five-year- old boy by wrapping wire around his neck and tying him to a tree because she was in a bad mood, a court heard. The schoolgirl was 'angry' after a family row and attacked the boy in...
Jenny Finds Her 'Missing Something'; Richard Kay
Byline: RICHARD KAY ONCE, she was the chatelaine of a smart London townhouse as well as an elegant country vicarage. As Viscountess Chelsea, the former Jennifer Rae enjoyed a [pounds sterling]1,000a-month pampering allowance and the security that...
Last-Gasp Scotland
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT WELL, did he or didn't he? More than a quarter of a century on from that heady night at Anfield, we remain mystified about whether Joe Jordan, rather than a Welsh defender, handled the ball inside the penalty box. No matter....
Lennon Fires a Warning to Pacesetters
Byline: ROGER HANNAH CELTIC captain Neil Lennon celebrated his freedom from suspension yesterday by setting a victory target in his comeback against SPL leaders Hearts. Lennon, who was banned for three games after his clash with referee Stuart...
Let's Clamp Down on the Cowardly Card Sneaks ... Sportsmail Campaign
IT IS BECOMING the scourge of modern football - the sight of players urging the referee to book an opponent by waving an imaginary yellow card. Once regarded as a feature of the continental game, this unsavoury practice is now all too common over...
Masterplan? Sven's Faith in Crouch Is a Tall Story
Byline: DES KELLY AND so the man paid [pounds sterling] 4.5million a year to be in charge of looking like someone's in charge has finally come up with the tactical masterplan designed to unlock the world's defences: Knock it to the lanky bloke up...
MFI Chief Resigns as Sales Plunge by 31pc
Byline: LUCY FARNDON MFI Furniture wins the prize for the most shocking decline in retail sales. The kitchens and bathrooms chain is under pressure to shut stores, axe jobs and pare back its overseas ventures, after admitting that orders are down...
Mother Wins Her Battle for [Pounds Sterling]40,000 Breast Cancer Drug; Health Authority Backs Down on Therapy That Offers Hope to Thousands
Byline: JAMES MILLS A NURSE with breast cancer won her battle to be prescribed with a powerful lifesaving drug yesterday. Barbara Clark will receive Herceptin after her local health authority made a U-turn and agreed to pay for the expensive...
My Kidnap Terror; Scots Oilman Tells of Kidnap Ordeal at the Hands of Nigerian Gunmen
Byline: GRACE MACASKILL A SCOTS oil worker was kidnapped at gunpoint by a Nigerian gang and held hostage for a terrifying 24 hours. Mike Coe told last night told how he was snatched in a bar by men armed with AK47s and taken to a remote village...
New Police Unit in Bid to Solve Murder Riddles
SOME of Scotland's most notorious unsolved murders are to be probed by a crack squad of detectives, it emerged last night. The Unresolved Case Unit will investigate cases such as the Bible John slayings, the murder of businessman Alexander Blue...
NHS 24 Worker Told Dying Girl to 'Take a Pill'
Byline: SARAH BRUCE THE father of a girl who died from meningitis broke down yesterday as he listened to a tape of her pleading for a doctor. Shomi Miah's family had called the NHS 24 helpline. But despite knowing the 17-year-old had suffered...
Nobel Prize That Was Hard to Swallow
Byline: KHUSHWANT SACHDAVE A SCIENTIST who swallowed a cocktail of bacteria to prove they caused acute gastric illness has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Barry J. Marshall and fellow-Australian Robin Warren were honoured for discovering that...
One Baby in 100 Is Blighted by Alcohol; Rethink on Drinking Guidelines for Pregnant Women
Byline: JENNY HOPE OFFICIAL guidelines on drinking during pregnancy are to be reviewed after research showed as many as one in 100 unborn babies is damaged by alcohol. Experts warn that even tiny amounts can affect a baby's intelligence and development....
Parky Swipe at TV Hosts Who Talk Only about Themselves
Byline: MATT BORN HE is unfailingly generous and polite about his guests. According to his critics, sometimes too generous and polite. That criticism, however, couldn't be extended to Michael Parkinson's views on his rivals. They are, he claims,...
Pick of the Day
Byline: MARY EVANS;YVETTE HUDDLESTON COMEDY DRAMA: Love Soup, BBC1, 9pm HAPLESS romantics Alice (Tamsin Greig) and Gil (Michael Landes, pictured left with Jaime Murray) continue to miss the path of true love tonight, with Alice preoccupied by...
[Pounds Sterling]500 for Donating Your Eggs
Byline: JULIE WHELDON WOMEN could be paid up to [pounds sterling]500 to donate their eggs under changes being considered by the fertility watchdog, it emerged yesterday. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is to announce the results...
Pregnancies Plummet as U.S. Teens Just Say No to Sex
Byline: GEORGE GORDON TEENAGE pregnancy rates in the U.S. have plunged to their lowest level since records began. A report credits the success to teenagers increasingly saying 'no' to sex and to girls wanting to assert more control over their...
Prepare to Welcome Back the Full Monty
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON THIS always was Colin Montgomerie's favourite month, if not for collecting Order of Merit titles then basking in the glory of another MVP performance at the Ryder Cup. Now, post- divorce, post- slump, postcheating allegations,...
Private Heads Could Turn to Tougher Exams
Byline: SARAH HARRIS PRIVATE school heads warned yesterday that they could abandon GCSEs and A-levels altogether unless the qualifications are dramatically improved. They could break away to develop their own tougher exams for 16 to 18-year-olds...
Pupils May Be Kept in at Lunch to Stop Them Buying Chips
Byline: SARAH HARRIS PUPILS could be stopped from leaving school at lunchtimes to prevent them visiting chip shops and fast food restaurants, it emerged yesterday. The proposal, outlined by Education Secretary Ruth Kelly, is among a range of...
Puppy Love That Saved Buttons, the Rare Dog Who Was Born Weighing Less Than a Mouse
Byline: STEVEN HENRY WEIGHING less than a field mouse and so tiny she could fit in the palm of the hand, Buttons the puppy was never expected to survive. Born the runt of a litter of four, the rare Lhasa Apso was so weak at birth that she was...
Racist 'Santa' Wants Appeal to Clear Name
Byline: ROBERT MCAULAY A COUNCILLOR who plays Santa for local children at Christmas is to appeal his conviction for racially abusing a Welshman. Danny Meikle, 57, has hired shamed former sheriff Hugh Neilson to try to clear his name and said...
Rooney to the Rescue as Chanel Rejects Coleen's Credit
IT is the moment every shopper dreads. But with her considerable spending power Coleen McLoughlin probably thought it would never happen to her. Yesterday Miss McLoughlin's credit card was rejected at Chanel. Wayne Rooney's 19-year- old fiancee...
Ryder Cup Future Looks Rosy for Jose
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON IT WAS hardly surprising that Jose Maria Olazabal lost interest in the Ryder Cup after Brookline in 1999, when the Americans shamefully celebrated victory on the 17th green while he waited to putt out. Sadder still was...
Sipps to Be a Bonanza for the Rich
Byline: RUTH SUNDERLAND THE government ignored repeated warnings that new rules on Self-Invested Pension Plans would be a bonanza for the rich at the expense of ordinary taxpayers. Dr Ros Altmann, a former adviser to Downing Street on pensions,...
Sorry Minister, We Should All Take Pride in Being NIMBYS
Byline: SIR ANTONY JAY TIME to own up: I am a Nimby. Worse still, I'm proud of it. When there is a plan by John Prescott to build 100 new houses around mine, I don't say: 'Good on you, John. 'Please pollute my environment, destroy the wildlife,...
SPOT THE SIZE Ten; as TopShop Alters Its Measurements to Allow for Fuller Figures, We Road Test the Other High Street Size 10s
Byline: ALICE SMELLIE IT'S AN all too common problem. You walk into a clothes store, try on your usual size, and find yourself either drowning in fabric or bursting at the seams. One size does not fit all, it appears. Last week, TopShop announced...
Talking Sense
Byline: PETER JARDINE Rangers will plead to SPL for Inverness cancellation RANGERS chief executive Martin Bain will plead with the SPL hierarchy to rubber- stamp the cancellation of their upcoming league clash with Inverness Caley Thistle. The...
Talking Sense; Rangers Will Plead to SPL for Inverness Cancellation
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS chief executive Martin Bain will plead with the SPL hierarchy to rubber- stamp the cancellation of their upcoming league clash with Inverness Caley Thistle. The Ibrox club are prepared to gamble on falling further...
Telewest Bosses to Bank Millions after NTL Deal
Byline: JAMES ASHTON TELEWEST bosses yesterday got a [pounds sterling]28m payday as the company was taken over by rival NTL. The deal will create a [pounds sterling]4.4bn cable giant capable of battling BSkyB for TV viewers and BT for internet...
The Chairman's Words Were as Sharp as a Pipecleaner Up a Nostril
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS MAYHEM here. Party conferences are normally such cautious events, when you wait ages for the smallest phwoarr of ambition. They are usually like fielding in the slips. You wait ages for something to happen. Then when it...
THE DOCTORS FIXED MY KNEE WITH A DEAD MAN'S LIGAMENT; by RICHARD HILL England World Cup Rugby Star
RICHARD HILL MBE, 32, known as the 'silent assassin' for his shrewd play, is one of England's best-known rugby players as part of the 2003 World Cup winning side. In June, he tore a knee ligament and has just had it surgically repaired using the tendon...
The Girl with a Ticket to the Palace Takes the No 19 Bus
Byline: CHARLOTTE GILL ONE day she is taking tea with the Queen. The next she is catching the Number 19 bus. This is Kate Middleton's contradictory life as the girlfriend of Prince William. When she is at his side, she is a trainee member...
THE MAN WITH THE 7-SECOND MEMORY; the Common Cold Sore Virus Left This Brilliant Musician's Mind Virtually Wiped Clean. Here, the Wife Whose Name He Can't Remember (but Whom He Still Loves Passionately) Tells His Poignant Story
CLIVE WEARING was a brilliant conductor and senior BBC radio producer when the herpes simplex virus - responsible for the common cold sore - invaded his brain. It left Clive, 66, unable to recall anything beyond the previous seven seconds. Clive's...
The [Pounds Sterling]2.2m Beach House; Prices Rival London as Executives Vie for Second Homes in Cornwall
Byline: BILL MOULAND The [pounds sterling]2.2mbeach house IT has just about everything - style, seclusion, private access to a beach and an address in Britain's most sought-after summer village. That was why Andrew Bromley, a member of the Russell...
The Pretend Police Costing Taxpayers [Pounds Sterling]1.4m
Byline: JAMES SLACK A LABOUR council was under fire last night for spending [pounds sterling]1.4million on a pretend police force to enforce the Government's fight against antisocial behaviour. Newham Council has a ' constabulary' of almost 40...
The Prize Conman; [Pounds Sterling]10,000 Sting of Owner Who Put His Home in a Raffle
THE raffle tickets were expensive. . . but the prize was impressive. For [pounds sterling]500 a time, David Roberts offered contestants the chance to win his [pounds sterling]400,000 home. But when ticket holders turned up at the four-bedroom...
There's Not a Grain of Truth in Sea Salt Being Better for Your Health
Byline: JENNY HOPE CONSUMERS are risking their health by switching to sea and rock salt in the mistaken belief that it is better for their blood pressure, say scientists. Sales of table salt and cooking salt have slumped after research linking...
The Woman Who Got DVT from a Plaster Cast; Three Weeks after Twisting Her Ankle, Patient Collapsed and Died
Byline: JAMES MILLS A 'FIT and healthy' woman was killed by a blood clot that formed after a plaster cast was put on her sprained ankle. Leanne Harries, 37, was fitted with the cast after twisting her ankle in a fall. But two weeks later she...
Tiny Eye Implant That Saves Sight
Byline: ROGER DOBSON A TINY implant that sits in the eye for almost three years could combat an inflammatory disease that can cause blindness. New research has found that the implant - which is smaller than the head of a match - significantly...
Title Trio Will Take Care of Themselves - but Roddy's Only Concern Is Survival for Livvy
Byline: PETER JARDINE FORMER Hearts goalkeeper Roddy McKenzie believes games between the three protagonists will decide the destiny of the SPL championship - but he's more concerned about how rock-bottom Livingston fare against Dunfermline and Falkirk....
Topping the Class
Byline: PETER PATERSON Class Of '76 (ITV1); Waking The Dead: Subterraneans (BBC1) WATCHING the minuscule Robert Carlyle as Detective Inspector Tom Monroe trotting beside the average- sized Daniel Mays as his sidekick, Sergeant Steven Grant, last...
Top Step Children; PETERBOROUGH
WITH optimistic anticipation tempered by a little nervousness, I took my lively group of children to nearby Berkeley Castle. I felt that all were as well prepared as possible. I had glossed over the details of Edward II's death, had stressed the...
We Should Have Fought to Keep KP
Byline: MIKE DICKSON SOUTH AFRICA was transfixed as Kevin Pietersen, a native of Natal, won the Ashes with England after cricket's greatest ever series. Yet one question kept on being asked in the Republic: how could this be so? Shaun Pollock...
WHAT I REALLY THINK ABOUT WORKING MOTHERS; A Study by Childcare Expert Penelope Leach Says Children Develop Better When Looked after by Their Mothers. Here She Defends Her Findings and Reveals That She Returned to Work When Her Own Daughter Was Still a Baby .
Byline: PENELOPE LEACH CHILDCARE expert Penelope Leach looks weary and becomes rather cross when people accuse her of being unsympathetic to working mothers and overly child-centred. 'People often misinterpret what I'm saying,' she says tetchily....
What Women Really Want; and Why Timing Can Be Crucial
Byline: JENNY HOPE THEY dream of a strong silent type. Then they long for someone they can really chat to. When it comes to men, women can't seem to make up their minds. And according to scientists, hormones are to blame. For the first time,...
Whicked Whispers
* ACTOR Matthew Modine threatened to mutilate himself when eccentric director Stanley Kubrick wouldn't let him leave the set of Full Metal Jacket to see his wife Cari give birth in 1987. Says Modine, now filming Kettle Of Fish: 'He said: "What are...
Why Are We Waiting for the Breast Cancer Wonder Drug? Yesterday One Woman Won Her Battle for Lifesaving Breast Cancer Treatment. but Thousands Are Still Denied It
Byline: CINDY BLAKE NURSE Barbara Clark yesterday won a battle to get the breast cancer drug Herceptin on the NHS after she claimed it was denying her the 'right to life'. Although the drug is widely prescribed in the U.S. and on the Continent,...
Why This Picture Has Profound Implications for Mankind
Byline: DESMOND MORRIS ASTONISHING new photographs have been produced by scientists which show a wild gorilla using a walking stick to aid its progress as it waded through deep water. The pictures made the huge animal look eerily human and, once...