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Articles from February 28, 2006

A Birthday Honour for Snowdon
Byline: RICHARD KAY HALF a century after taking his first royal portrait, and nine years since his last palace commission, the Earl of Snowdon is preparing to dust off his cameras for one last hurrah. For I learn that the Queen has chosen her...
A Derby to End All Derbies; Outcasts Keen to Have a Final Fling
Byline: PETER JARDINE JAMES GRADY believes a burning desire to prove people wrong can fire Gretna all the way to the Tennent's Scottish Cup Final. The minnows landed their desired semi-final yesterday when Tommy Burns and Walter Smith paired...
A Few Chunks of Chocolate a Day 'Cuts Heart Disease Risk by Half'
Byline: EMILY COOK MEN who eat chocolate every day can cut their risk of heart disease by up to a half, a study has found. Previous studies have suggested that cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, can prevent problems with blood flow and...
'A Generation of Young Girls' Let Down by Bad Careers Advice at School
Byline: BECKY BARROW MIDDLE-AGED women are paid 22 per cent less than men because they are encouraged into low-paid careers such as caring and clerical work, says a report. An 18-month investigation revealed yesterday that British women get a...
Alan Sugar Fired Me on the Apprentice - but I Wasn't Upset. I Had Already Met the Biggest Challengeofmy Life: Bowel Cancer; GoodHealth
Byline: GILL SWAIN WHEN Sir Alan Sugar narrowed his contemptuous eyes, stabbed his accusing finger and spat out the dreaded words 'You're fired', Ben Stanberry winced, but he was not seriously hurt. Ben was the first candidate in the new series...
Alliance Bets on Buy-to-Let; ANALYSIS
Byline: IAN LYALL VITAL STATISTICS: (full-year) Operating profits: [pounds sterling]548m +1.5pc Dividend: 51.5p, +7pc One-year share performance: +22pc FORMER building society Alliance & Leicester is holding its own in the dog- eat- dog world...
An Oversized Fit-Up; Television Mail
Byline: PETER PATERSON Love Lies Bleeding (ITV1); The Real Dad's Army (Ch4); Life On Mars (BBC1) WHO would disagree, as Mr Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, is apparently fond of saying, that one good turn deserves another? But to set...
A Quarter of Youngsters Are Now Obese
Byline: JENNY HOPE MORE than one in four children aged between two and ten is overweight or obese, a report says. If the trend continues, the overall cost of obesity could hit almost [pounds sterling]5billion by 2010, the report warns. These...
Artexcancer Warning to DIY Lovers; (1) GoodHealth (2) Asbestos Hidden in Household Ceilings Could Cost Thousands of Lives
Byline: ISLA WHITCROFT HOMEOWNERS with a penchant for DIY have been warned they are at risk from a deadly cancer triggered by asbestos hidden in their homes. Most houses built from 1950 up until the 1980s contain asbestos in their insulation,...
At Least Ruud Didn't Behave like the Boss
Byline: DES KELLY EVERY one of us wants to sneak a glimpse inside the dressing room whenever football's little dramas are played out. We love to eavesdrop on the arguments, find out who hurled the insults and the boots as key decisions are made...
A VERY SPE CIAL RELATIONSHIP; Inspired by the Mail to Find an American Penpal, 16-Year-Old Stephanie Made Contact with Paul from Ohio. So Began a Passionate Love Affair That Has Spanned 60 Years. Here, through Their Own Love Letters, We Tell Their Enchanting Story
Byline: TESSA CUNNINGHAM STEPHANIE GRANT was preparing for bed in her shared dormitory in a London women's club. It was March 1948. Sipping her cocoa, she opened her Daily Mail and found an article about America. She was entranced. Shop windows...
BACK ON THE MOVE; (1) Doctors Warned Lynn She Faced Arthritis at 30. the Cure? They Would Replace Her Worn-Out Knee Joint - Using Cartilage Taken from a Corpse (2) GoodHealth (3) ME AND MY OPERATION MENISCAL ALLOGRAFT TRANSPLANT
Byline: ANGELA BROOKS A LAST resort for some serious knee injuries is meniscal allograft transplant - an operation to transfer donor knee cartilage to patients who've had to have their own removed. Here Lynn Scott, 33, a hospital physiotherapist...
Ban the French Chicks; Experts Call for a Block on Poultry Imports to Protect Britain from the Bird Flu Virus
Byline: MICHAEL SEAMARK HUNDREDS of thousands of live chicks are being imported into Britain from France - despite the discovery of bird flu there, it emerged yesterday. The deadly H5N1 virus has been found on a turkey farm near Lyon but there...
Barry a Spent Force? Give Him a Break ... There's a Side to Bebuilt Round Him
Byline: ROGER HANNAH IBROX legend Ian Ferguson flew 12 , 000 miles to be inducted into Rangers' Hall of Fame - but yesterday insisted the next manager won't have to look too far for his midfield fulcrum. Ferguson, who won 17 medals during a dozen...
'Bling Gang' Smashed; the Illegal Immigrant Cocaine Smugglers Who Raked in [Pounds Sterling]3m a Week to Spend on Gold, Diamonds and Designer Clothes
Byline: DAVID WILKES FOURTEEN members of a [pounds sterling]300million cocaine smuggling gang, most of them illegal immigrants, were jailed for a total of 178 years yesterday. The leaders of the operation were known as the 'Bling Bling Gang'...
Booking Up for Easter
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT IT is a pivotal time in children's lives that could decide the course of their future careers. But preparing for exams has become a minefield for many pupils trapped in large classes with poor discipline. Those who struggle...
Boy Aged Nine the Hero of [Pounds Sterling]53m Raid
THE young son of security depot manager Colin Dixon was hailed as a hero last night for freeing his fellow hostages after Britain's biggest-ever cash robbery. Craig Dixon, nine, managed to squeeze out of a steel money cage after the armed raiders...
'Boy Shorts' Are in Aswomen Say So Long to the Thong
Byline: SEAN POULTER THE thong has been relegated to the back of the lingerie drawer at last. Boy shorts have taken over as the most popular underwear for women. More flattering, feminine and of course, substantial, they have ended the thong's...
Brightest Pupils Singled out for University at 11
Byline: LAURA CLARK THE brightest state school pupils are to be identified from the age of 11 for places at the best universities, it emerged yesterday. The moves, due to begin within weeks, will see the top five per cent of pupils chosen on...
BRITAIN FOR SALE; One Byone,the Great Firms That Defined Our Industrial History Are Falling into Foreign Hands. A Tribute to Our Free Market? or Economic Suicide . .?
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER BRITAIN is being swamped by a tide of foreign bids symbolised by a Japanese interloper's takeover this week of the famous St Helens-based glassmaker Pilkington. The flood of foreign takeovers of Britain's core companies threatens...
Cameron: NHS Must Give Single MMR Jabs
Byline: KIRSTY WALKER DAVID CAMERON yesterday reignited the row over MMR by demanding that single vaccines are made available on the NHS. The Tory leader said it was 'wrong' for the Government to deny parents a choice amid mounting concerns about...
Can Artichoke Tonic Cure Your Hangover? GoodHealth
Byline: ANGELA EPSTEIN BRITISH drinkers may soon be able to reach for the bottle in a bid to cure their hangovers. Makers of the snappily titled Security Feel Better maintain that drinking just a 30ml bottle of their new product will stop a hangover...
Captain Freddie Will Not Go Home for Birth
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ANDREW FLINTOFF answered the call to the England captaincy yesterday and immediately cancelled plans to return home to be at the birth of his second child. The decision by Flintoff was revealed during another bleak day for...
Chelsea Snap Up Ballack; ...and He'll Earn [Pounds Sterling]121,000 a Week
Byline: IAN MCGARRY;DUNCAN CASTLES CHELSEA have won the race to sign Michael Ballack - and they will make him the highest-paid footballer in the world when he joins this summer. Sportsmail can reveal that the Germany captain has agreed a four-year...
CHILDREN UP TO 11 HAVE TO BE IN A CAR SEAT; [Pounds Sterling]500 Fine for Parents Who Break Euro Law
Byline: JAMES SLACK CHILDREN as old as 11 will have to be strapped into a car booster seat under new European rules. The law, which will apply from September, could be enforced by a fine of up to [pounds sterling]500. Ministers said it would...
Clinging to a Walking Frame, the Man Who Was the Greatest
Byline: NICK CRAVEN;TOM BRYANT ONCE, those powerful arms would pound opponents to the canvas as the legs whisked him deftly beyond reach of retaliation. Muhammad Ali's dazzling athleticism is long gone now, but the courage of a man hailed as...
Deutsche Says the Bird Flu Threat Is Overcooked; MARKET REPORT
Byline: TESSA THORNILEY AS ever, brokers are taking a pragmatic approach to bird flu. Deutsche Bank has even draw up a list of those companies most likely to be struck down with the virus. Experts reckon it is a case of when, not if, the killer...
Do Mothers REALLY Need Anepidural? GoodHealth
Byline: TESS STIMSON;LOUISE SILVERTON THE Royal College of Midwives said last week that pregnant women are often given epidurals unnecessarily during childbirth, and suggested they should be charged up to [pounds sterling]500 if they choose to have...
Edinburgh All Aflutter as Hibs and Hearts Date Comes Early
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN;ROGER HANNAH IT was the tie everyone, especially the sponsors, wanted. Just one round too soon. In this season of shocking upsets and upsetting shocks, it was probably inevitable that the Scottish Cup's two SPL survivors should...
Excuses Are for Losers, We Can Still Be Heroes
Byline: NASSER HUSSAIN IN NAGPUR THERE is no point in Andrew Flintoff and Duncan Fletcher telling what's left of the England cricket team that they have nothing to lose and that they should just go out and enjoy themselves in tomorrow's first Test....
Executive Accused of Hypocrisy as Red Tape Costs Soar by a Third
Byline: STUART NICOLSON THE cost of government red tape in Scotland has rocketed by about a third in only five years. Figures released in answer to a parliamentary question yesterday undermined ministers' claims to be making efficiency savings....
Fa Dilemma as Magpies Make Swoop for O'neill
Byline: MATT LAWTON NEWCASTLE have put the FA under huge pressure to finally make an approach to Martin O'Neill after offering to make him one of the highest-paid managers in the Premiership. O'Neill remains favourite to succeed Sven Goran Eriksson...
Fallon's Bail Fury; Lengthy Probe into Race-Fixing Extended Again
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE KIEREN Fallon's solicitor Ian Burton attacked the police's decision yesterday to extend the former champion jockey's bail to July 3 in the long-running investigation into alleged racefixing. Burton said that he had hoped...
FEAR FOR ELDERLY AS FUEL ROCKETS; Spate of Winter Deaths after Price Rise
Byline: ALAN SIMPSON THE number of elderly Scots dying from the cold is at its highest level for five years as fuel bills continue to soar. As the mild winter takes a turn for the worse, official figures for last year show that winter-related...
FREDDIE IS UP FOR THE FIGHT; Flintoff's the Man They All Turn To
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ANDREW Flintoff is the embodiment of the spirit that won the Ashes, and now England need to conjure up the mood that accompanied the heady days of last summer. Nobody takes the fight to the opposition like Freddie, the man...
GP Refused to Come out and See Our Schizophrenic Son. Days Later He Knifed This Man to Death
Byline: SINEAD MCINTYRE A PARANOID schizophrenic was refused a visit by his doctor days before he went on a stabbing spree which left a man dead and five others fighting for their lives, a court heard yesterday. The family of Ismail Dogan pleaded...
Hard Work Pays off for Pearson; CITY FOCUS
Byline: JAMES ASHTON PEARSON boss Dame Marjorie Scardino was sent to the top of the class - and indicated that she wants to stay there for a few more years. Even more playground gossip about the sale of the Financial Times could not contain her...
How Can Our MPs Decide?
Byline: SIR PETER LAMPL LABOUR'S controversial Education Bill is expected to be published today. But are our MPs and members of the House of Lords the best people to legislate on state education? How much experience do they have of it? A study...
How Could She Shut Her Ears to the Truth? COMMENTARY
Byline: TOM BOWER THE pixie smile and bold expressions of innocence and hurt cannot disguise Tessa Jowell's precarious plight. For some years, she has ridiculed the allegations of corruption attached to her husband, lawyer David Mills. But unexpectedly,...
I'm Depressed and Suicidal, Says Humbled Hero Henson
Byline: CHRIS FOY JUST when Wales thought their predicament couldn't get any worse, Gavin Henson has revealed that his confidence has deserted him and he felt suicidal after Sunday's defeat against Ireland in Dublin. The flamboyant 24- year-...
I'm the Missing Duke; Fight for the Title as Californian Builder Lays His Claim to an Ancient Peerage
Byline: NICK CRAVEN IT IS one of the most famous peerages in the land. Granted by George III in 1766, the Dukedom of Leinster is held by a family that can trace its roots back as far as the Norman Conquest. But now the 9th Duke in this illustrious...
Is the NHS Giving Us Better Value, or Did They Fix the Figures?
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY THE embattled National Health Service is actually offering much-improved value for money, a report suggested yesterday. But the assessment, conducted by the Office for National Statistics using new methods of measuring success,...
Is This the Pill to Cure the Common Cold? GoodHealth
Byline: PAT HAGAN THE first pill to cure the common cold is being tested on a group of British patients. The drug, code-named BTA-798, is designed to seek out and destroy a virus responsible for around 50 per cent of all colds. Laboratory experiments...
IT WAS WRONG TO SACK SVEN; Robinson Stands Up for Swede
Byline: MATT LAWTON ENGLAND'S goalkeeper is the one player you would not expect to pull any punches and in Manchester yesterday, Paul Robinson did not disappoint. In the first official England press conference since Sven Goran Eriksson was informed...
I've Only Lost 1lb after All That, Says Anne Diamond
Byline: CLEMMIE MOODIE CONFESSING to a stomach stapling operation was Anne Diamond's lowest point on Celebrity Fit Club. Until tonight's episode that is. The former television presenter is on the verge of quitting the show after losing only...
Jowell and the FIVE Mortgages
Byline: GORDON RAYNER;BENEDICT BROGAN FIVE separate mortgages have been taken out on the house Tessa Jowell shares with her husband David Mills, the Daily Mail has discovered. They include one loan in 2002 which was paid off after only 19 days....
Just like His Father Ian, Liam Botham Lived for Sport - until a Rugby Injury Nearly Left Him in a Wheelchair; GoodHealth
Byline: GRAEME WHITCROFT WHITE LIKE his legendary cricketer father Ian, Liam Botham, 28, is a gifted sportsman, who played cricket for Hampshire before becoming a professional rugby player. Sadly, Liam's career was ended last summer by a serious...
Labour's Supercasinos 'Will Leave Deprived Areas Even Worse Off
' CLAIMS by Labour that giant Las Vegas- style casinos will regenerate rundown areas are seriously flawed, according to an independent study. Many of the 'new' jobs in the supercasinos are likely to go to migrant workers, the report warns, while...
LEITHS RECIPE OF THE DAY; Pear and Pecan Nut Tatin
Byline: ALISON CAVALIERO Preparation time: 30 mins. Cooking time: 30 mins. Serves 4-6. THIS is a complicated recipe to make but it's well worth the effort. If you are in a hurry, you can use 250g ready-rolled puff or sweet shortcrust pastry...
LET'S SAVOUR A TARTAN EXPORT; Burns Not Bitter as Russians Move for O'Connor
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN EXPORTS tend to be seen as a good economic indicator and, when it comes to enhancing the wealth of football nous available to our national team, having a few Scots ply their trade abroad can only be an enriching experience....
Miller Certain Parkhead Deal Was Right Move
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN KENNY MILLER believes having his future settled can have a positive impact on Wolves, Celtic and Scotland. The striker joined international team-mate Gary Caldwell in signing a pre-contract agreement for Gordon Strachan's...
More Wobbles on a Bridge of Sighs; Sports Agenda
Byline: CHARLES SALE FRESH evidence is emerging as to the sheer magnitude of the national stadium shambles - and the Wembley management team should now expect some heads to roll. The latest fiasco concerns the detail behind the building of the...
Moscow Is a Mint for O'connor
Byline: ROGER HANNAH HIBS striker Garry O'Connor will walk out of Hampden tomorrow night and embrace a ' lifechanging' move to superrich Lokomotiv Moscow. O'Connor has agreed personal terms of [pounds sterling]16,000a-week and is expected to...
Mother Vanishes on Lone Mountain Trek
Byline: PAUL MCINTYRE A BRITISH mother of 55 has gone missing while on a solo trek in New Zealand. Elizabeth Thomson went walking on Friday and has not been seen since. But her backpack, a jacket and jumper were found on Saturday by other...
Murder in the Louvre, [Pounds Sterling]200m in the Bank
WHEN it was published, The Da Vinci Code was seen by some critics as just another murder mystery, and not very well written at that. It features Harvard professor Robert Langdon, who is in Paris when he receives a late-night call to say the curator...
Nigella, Happy to Be Curvy and Free from Diets
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON HER hourglass figure, flowing dark hair and pose in a revealing off the-shoulder dress may seem a touch familiar. Nigella Lawson is happy to show off her voluptuous figure as she echoes Jane Russell in this seductive image....
No Hiding Place from Long Arm of the Law; PETERBOROUGH
THE report that police in some areas are advising shopkeepers not to call them in for cases of shoplifting below [pounds sterling]75 intrigued me. Many years ago, I was in charge of a police station on the edge of Bristol. One morning, the phone...
No Way through; Cup Dreamers Robbed of European Passport by Sudden Rule Change
Byline: ROGER HANNAH A DRAMATIC UEFA U-turn is certain to rob Tennent's Scottish Cup outsiders Gretna, Dundee or Hamilton Accies of a lucrative passport into Europe. Last night's semi-final draw paired Second Division leaders Gretna with the...
One in a Million Win; Half of Scotland's Viewing Public Watches Country's Stunning Rugby Victory
Byline: GORDON TAIT WHEN Scotland's rugby team lifted the Calcutta Cup on Saturday, it was a stunning end to one of the most thrilling matches in the fixture's history. And yesterday it was revealed the game's gripping finale kept more than a...
One in Three Nurses Has Been Attacked
Byline: DAILY MAIL REPORTER MORE than a third of Scotland's nurses have been physically attacked at work at some point in their careers, according to figures released yesterday. The figure compares with 27 per cent UK-wide, said a survey carried...
Pensions That Have Shrunk by Up to 80pc
Byline: BECKY BARROW INCOME from pension plans has collapsed by nearly 80 per cent over the last decade, dramatic figures revealed yesterday. They expose the misery facing millions who must cope in retirement with a fraction of the money they...
Peter at the Heart of a Storm with Danes
Byline: ROGER HANNAH RANGERS striker Peter Lovenkrands flies into a political storm today as he seeks to resurrect his ailing international career with Denmark. Lovenkrands, having scored his 16th goal of the season against Villarreal last week,...
Pick of the Day
FILM: The Rare Breed, Ch4, 1.40pm A QUIRKY, sprawling comedy Western, based on the introduction of Hereford cattle from England to American western ranges in the 1880s, that gets a tremendous boost from the chemistry between stars James Stewart and...
Pilkington, the UK's Glass King, Sold to Japanese
Byline: LIZ HULL FOR almost 200 years it has been supplying glass for everyone from the Queen to the car industry. But yesterday, Pilkington Glass became the latest in a string of UK companies to be sold to foreign investors after agreeing a...
Policeman Who Hit Drunk Youth Escapes Prison
Byline: ALASTAIR MUNRO A POLICEMAN escaped jail yesterday after being found guilty of punching a drunk, handcuffed prisoner who 'mouthed off' at him. Patrick Miller - a former RUC officer with an 18-year record of unblemished service - was fined...
Polish Dentists Fill the Treatment Gap; RECRUITS ARE GIVEN RED-CARPET WELCOME AT HOLYROOD
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE THEY were given the sort of welcome more usually reserved for VIPs and foreign dignitaries. The arrival of 11 Polish dentists, recruited to fill the gaps in Scotland's creaking NHS, prompted the Scottish Executive to...
Political Leaders Who Fell to Earth; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTIONFollowing Tony Blair's 'close run thing' after his plane was delayed from taking off owing to engine trouble, has a world leader ever died in a plane crash? THIS is an occupational hazard for world leaders, considering the amount of airtime...
Prime Suspect; Gamekeeper Jailed for Killing Traveller to Be Quizzed over Colonel Shot Dead at His Door
Byline: LIZ HULL A GAMEKEEPER jailed for life yesterday for killing a young traveller will be questioned by police over the unsolved murder of a former Army officer who was shot on his doorstep. Christopher Nudds, 27, will serve at least 30 years...
Rebirth of Scots Blues Legend; 12 YEARS AFTER A STROKE NEARLY KILLED HIM, FRANKIE MILLER ROCKS ON
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK IT was not Frankie Miller s usual approach to making an album, but these were far from usual times. His wife Annette would have to work all the equipment and play the masters for him, and he would listen intently throughout...
Ricketts Bill Will Be [Pounds Sterling]1.8m If Leeds Go Up; THE SCREAMER ... IT'S THE TALK OF FOOTBALL
Byline: SIMON JONES KEN BATES has revealed that if Leeds are promoted back to the Premiership in May they will have to pay Middlesbrough a staggering [pounds sterling]1.8million for Michael Ricketts. Chairman Bates described as a 'nasty surprise'...
Robinson Gives His Men Time to Think
Byline: PETER JACKSON ANDY ROBINSON cancelled England training yesterday and sent his players back to their clubs with the pointed advice: 'Go away and reflect on your performance.' England's head coach issued the general instruction for Martin...
Roy Hattersley Go Down to the Woods, and You Will Be Surprised; IN SEARCH OF ENGLAND
AWINTER'S day in Gloucestershire on the road between Stroud and Cirencester. Although it is almost March, the fields are white between the furrows with a light covering of snow, and the watery sunlight fails in its attempts to make a lasting impression...
Sarin Trapped against Ropes
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE pressure on Arun Sarin grows ever more intense. The decision by the Vodafone chief executive to bite the bullet and speed up the write-offs of goodwill in Germany - scene of the great Mannesmann triumph of Sir Chris Gent's...
Sheer Magnetism! (1) Cleopatra Swore by It (and So Does Cherie). but as the NHS Offers Magnet Therapy, Is It REALLY the Answer for Everything from Ulcers to Period Pains? (2) GoodHealth
Byline: LUCY ELKINS MAGNETIC therapy is to be made available on the NHS - but is it good medicine or hocus pocus? Certainly little is known about this healing technique, even though it has been used for centuries. Cherie Blair and Cleopatra...
Taylor Hat Is Thrown into Ring by Players
Byline: NEIL ASHTON WITH an impeccable sense of timing, Peter Taylor delivered what amounted to an application for the England job last night. On the day the FA met to discuss a strategy for appointing Sven Goran Eriksson's successor, the England...
The 4,000 Men Who Can Help Catch My Girl's Killer
THE mother of murdered model Sally Anne Bowman yesterday spoke of her hopes that DNA testing could help catch her killer. Linda Bowman opened a temporary DNA screening station close to where her 18-year-old daughter was stabbed to death. 'We're...
The [Pounds Sterling]1/2 M Number Plate; Stalemate in Court for Car Rivals
Byline: ANDY DOLAN A [pounds sterling]500,000 court battle over a car number plate has ended in defeat for both the men who laid claim to it. The two multimillionaires both wanted the right to display the registration WTM 446 on their vintage...
The through Lounge; Owner Fights Right of Way Council Says Goes in One Door and out the Other of His New Home
Byline: GORDON TAIT WHEN John Mitchell built his seashore home four years ago, he expected it to be an oasis of calm. But his dream of a quiet life has been shattered by the local council's insistence that a public right of way runs through the...
THE VAMPIRE; He Won't Leave Home till Dark and Must Be Back by sunrise.As George Michael Is Arrested at 2am for Possessing Cannabis, We Reveal His Bizarre Nocturnal Existence ...and Why He Takes Drugs to Blot out the Grim Toll of Time
Byline: NATALIE CLARKE ONLY when dusk has fallen over Hampstead Heath does George Michael dare to venture from his splendid [pounds sterling]5million Georgian mansion nearby. He climbs into one of his three identical Range Rovers and drives off...
THE VITAMIN DOCTOR; (1) Back Pain? Low Sperm Count? Take Vitamin C. but If You're Plagued by Arthritis, It's Time for Vitamin D. in This Essential Guide, How Picking the Right Supplements and Food Can Beat Common Problems (2) GoodHealth
Byline: ANGELA EPSTEIN MANY of us take vitamins in the belief that they will benefit our overall wellbeing. But research is increasingly suggesting they also have a potential role in managing and even preventing certain illnesses and conditions....
Up for Grabs, a Share of This Mighty Clyde Titan
Byline: DAILY MAIL REPORTER ITS brute strength helped to turn huge iron girders and giant steel plates into some of the most famous ships ever to sail the seas. Even a concerted attack by Hitler's Luftwaffe could not destroy the mighty Titan...
Wanted - 'Good News Tsar' to Boost Morale
MINISTERS are to hire a 'good news tsar' to convince NHS bosses they are doing a good job. The [pounds sterling]57,000a-year 'head of internal communications' will put a positive spin on the Scottish Executive's achievements - so that managers,...
We're Going to Crash! Hysterical Air Hostess Convinces Panicking Passengers They Are All about to Die (but It Was Just a Spot of Turbulence)
Byline: ANDREW LEVY AN air stewardess caused panic on a plane hit by severe turbulence when she screamed: 'We're all going to crash'. Passengers were convinced their Virgin Atlantic 747 was about to plummet into the sea when the terrified woman...
What We're Fighting for, by Tory Leader
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN DAVID Cameron put his authority to the test last night by asking the Conservative Party to endorse a far-reaching overhaul of its fundamental beliefs. A just-released policy document sets out a package of aims and values...
Where Have All the REAL Men Gone? as More of Our Sportsmen Put the Birth of Their Children before Playing for Their Country, One Fan - in an Article That Will Enrage Many Women Readers - Says What Britain Needs Is Ruthless Winners Not These Doting Nappy Changers
Byline: LEO MCKINSTRY WRITING about the way that domestic life could hinder creative success, author Cyril Connolly declared: 'There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.' Today, Connolly's words could be equally applied...
WHY JOSE NEEDS THE KAISER; Germany's Skipper Will Help Balance Midfield as Well as the Accounts
Byline: IAN MCGARRY ALTHOUGH cash has been spent like it was going out of fashion in Roman Abramovich's Chelsea empire, the Russian billionaire has become increasingly frustrated that money cannot buy you everything in football. Thierry Henry,...
Win a Powergen Cup VIP Trip
ENGLAND captains past and present will come face to face during a thrilling Powergen Cup semi-final double header at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday - and you and your guest could be there to see it. Sportsmail has teamed up with Powergen,...
Women Driving under the Influence (of Men)
Byline: FIONA MACRAE NEXT time a woman driver cuts in front of you or takes off a little too quickly at the lights, don't blame her. It is probably all down to the man in her life. A study has found women tend to mirror their partners' driving...
Yeah-but-No-But Prime Minister, Vicky PollardMP Is in Da House
Byline: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLDS could soon be standing for Parliament under new proposals from the Power To The People Inquiry. The voting age would also be lowered to 16. We now take you over live to Westminster for Prime Minister's...
Yes,I'm a Hussy; but I Didn't Want My Husband Dead
A MILLIONAIRE'S wife accused of plotting to kill her husband after taking a string of lovers admitted yesterday that she was a 'brazen hussy'. Jane Jones, 37, said she was 'frustrated' by her workaholic husband Francis, a 60-year- old pharmacist....
Yet Again, Fergie Loses out to Roman's Millions
Byline: IAN LADYMAN AS A former centre forward, Sir Alex Ferguson knows that timing is everything in football. And this morning he will appreciate the significance of news that Chelsea are set to sign Michael Ballack. No sooner had Ferguson greeted...
You Ripped Us off, Authors Accuse DaVinci Code Man
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE IT is one of the publishing success stories of the 21st century - a thriller which combines a murder mystery with 2,000 years of history. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is the most popular thriller of all time, selling...