Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from January 12, 2006

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A Baby on the Way for Brad and Angelina
Byline: NICOLE LAMPERT SHE has not yet acknowledged that she is dating Brad Pitt. But, after weeks of speculation, Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is pregnant. The 30-year-old actress, who once said she only wanted to adopt children because...
A-Bomb Will Spread Terror
Byline: MARK ALMOND THE hardline Islamic government in Iran has set itself on a collision course with the West. Tony Blair has expressed his 'dismay', but harsh words from him and President Bush carry little weight in Tehran. With a newly-elected...
A Dream Come True for Ibrox Kid Smith
Byline: GEORGE GRANT RANGERS' 20-year-old defender Steven Smith admits he is living a dream after forcing himself into the first team at Ibrox. While Chris Burke and new signing Kris Boyd are grabbing the headlines, Smith has been quietly picking...
A Nation Spending Its Way to Oblivion with a Debt Mountain Growing at a Staggering $1TRILLION a Year, How Long before the U.S.Bubble Bursts?
Byline: BILL BONNER AMERICANS in January 2006 are a fat and happy race. At home, there is no mirror that doesn't flatter them, no number that doesn't encourage them, no headline that doesn't praise them. Even when they make mistakes, the news...
... and Surrender to Total Ban on Pub Smoking
Byline: TIM SHIPMAN HEALTH Secretary Patricia Hewitt will join rebel Labour MPs in voting for a total ban on smoking in pubs, it emerged yesterday. As Tony Blair bowed to the inevitable by granting a free Commons vote on the issue, she revealed...
Arrogant and Roid with a Nine-To Five Brain
Byline: GEOFFREY LEVY THE Education Secretary was looking rather frayed yesterday. Not yet 38, the smooth and confident countenance of 13 months ago, when she bounced youthfully into the Cabinet, was gone. Instead, despite efforts at a thin smile,...
. . . as Heroin Pete Faces a Jail Term
Byline: CLEMMIE MOODIE KATE Moss's drug addict ex boyfriend Pete Doherty is expecting a prison sentence after admitting being caught with heroin and cocaine. The 26-year-old singer arrived 70 minutes late yesterday to face magistrates in Ealing,...
Asian PC Sues over Boss Who Told Him to Shave
Byline: REBECCA CAMBER A MUSLIM police recruit was subjected to racist taunts and ordered to shave off his beard, against his religion, an employment tribunal heard yesterday. PC Zaheer Zamir, 28, claims that he endured repeated racist jibes,...
Beaten Andy's Harsh Lessons
Byline: IVAN SPECK ANOTHER defeat, another lesson about life on the men's tour. In Adelaide last week, Andy Murray learned he has to maintain his form throughout a match, or be punished. In Auckland yesterday, t h e subject was all about taking...
Behave Yourself, Gavin; Time to Learn Error of Your Ways, Taylor Tells Henson
Byline: PETER JACKSON GAVIN HENSON has been urged to learn from his scrapes with the law before returning to action halfway through the Six Nations championship. The advice comes from Sale centre Mark Taylor, his veteran compatriot whose perch...
Blair's Climbdown over Amnesty for IRA Fugitives
Byline: GRAHAM WILSON TONY Blair performed a U-turn yesterday over his plans to grant an amnesty to dozens of IRA and loyalist fugitives. The Prime Minister was forced to abandon controversial legislation which would have let terrorists on the...
Blame Injuries on Schedule, Says Roddick
Byline: IVAN SPECK AN unfortunate coincidence or the inevitable result of a gruelling schedule? The withdrawals of Marat Safin and Rafael Nadal from next week's Australian Open, as well as a serious injury doubt over Kim Clijsters, brought angry...
Boot Means Severin Has to Wait for His Return
Byline: SCOTT DAVIE SCOTT SEVERIN'S Aberdeen comeback has been delayed by at least another fortnight because of a freak footwear problem. The midfielder has been sidelined since the start of November after breaking a bone in his right foot in...
Boro Order Ehiogu to Stay
Byline: MARTIN HARDY UGO EHIOGU was left fuming yesterday after Middlesbrough pulled out of a move to sell him to West Bromwich Albion because of Gareth Southgate's broken ankle. Former England central defender Ehiogu had already passed a medical...
BRITAIN'S MOST WICKED WIFE? Three Weeks into Their Marriage Her Soldier Husband Was Paralysed from the Neck Down. with His [Pounds Sterling]200,000 Compensation She Took Her Lover to Fiji, Bought a Breast Enlargement and Even Sponsored Her Own Football Team. So Is This.Modern Times
Byline: TOM RAWSTORNE;NEIL SEARS TO THE amateur footballers of Aylesbury Saints, Lianne Smith was regarded as something of a godsend. Not only was the 23-year-old particularly easy on the eye - think cosmetically enhanced DDchest, Toni & Guy...
British Brigadier Branded a Snob for Attack on U.S
Byline: MATTHEW HICKLEY;BILL LOWTHER A SENIOR British Army officer has been labelled a 'snob' for accusing U.S. forces of fuelling the insurgency in Iraq with their 'cultural ignorance' and 'moralistic selfrighteousness'. Brigadier Nigel Aylwin-Foster,...
Brown Will Keep Prescott as Deputy
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN JOHN Prescott will stay on after Tony Blair's departure and serve as Gordon Brown's deputy under plans being drawn up at Westminster. The Chancellor is ready to make the 67-year- old bruiser his right-hand man to avoid...
Caley Fighting to Keep Their Manager - but It Looks like a Lost Cause
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle were last night fighting a losing battle to keep Craig Brewster - despite offering Dundee United's No 1 target a contract extension to stay. Chairman David Sutherland and vice- chairman Graeme...
Can Planting More Trees Make Global Warming WORSE?
Byline: JULIE WHELDON PLANTING new forests to combat global warming may do more harm than good, research suggests. Until now, experts have thought that trees help to reduce global warming by soaking up excess carbon dioxide. But plants themselves...
Celebrity Food Fads That Lead Patients into Danger
Byline: EMILY COOK CELEBRITY food fads are leading thousands of patients to diagnose themselves wrongly with allergies and intolerances, doctors warned yesterday. Sixty-three per cent of GPs have seen an increase in such incidences over the past...
Celts Face Fight to the Finnish
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN CELTIC'S hopes of assessing Finnish international Alexei Eremenko have been dashed by the playmaker's club, Lecce. Gordon Strachan had planned to fly Eremenko into Glasgow this week for a three-day trial after the player...
Cole's Night out Should Not Bother Mourinho
Byline: MATT LAWTON BEFORE Jose Mourinho even thinks about dropping Joe Cole, be it for showboating or any other acts of self indulgence, he needs to consider the evidence carefully. According to the reports that emerged yesterday, here was a...
Cool John the Ladies' Man Is Already Planning a Divorce
Byline: ALAN FRASER NOBODY at Reading wants to be seen counting Premiership poultry but John Madejski has already asked Cilla Black to be his guest should Liverpool visit the stadium that bears his frequently misspelled and mispronounced name next...
Dascombe Rewarded as Foreign Policy Pays
Byline: PETER SCUDAMORE LAMBOURN'S newest trainer Tom Dascombe is hoping for an a injection of equine talent from halfway around the world. Dascombe, 32, is expecting six South African horses to join him from Dubai when the carnival meeting ends...
Dots Com Millionaire; Student's Web Page Brainwave Is a Sellout
Byline: ANDY DOLAN A STUDENT who launched a website to pay for his degree has put his studies on hold - after the site made him a dollar millionaire. Keen to avoid the customary student overdraft, Alex Tew scribbled on a notepad: 'How can I become...
Downside of Going Bra-Less in the Gym
Byline: EMILY COOK WOMEN were warned yesterday that exercising without proper breast support could lead to premature sagging. Researchers found that sporting activities put breasts under great strain, meaning the skin and tissue around them could...
Ephraim Hardcastle
WHAT does the Duchess of York have in common with Edward Kennedy? Answer: Children's books. The senior senator from Massachusetts, 73, has written a 56-page story about Splash, his Portuguese dog. Entitled My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View...
Essien Recovery Too Late for African Cup
Byline: SIMON JONES MICHAEL ESSIEN is unlikely to be called up for the African Nations Cup, despite resuming training yesterday following an ankle injury and a prognosis that would see him fit for the knockout stages. Chelsea expect him to have...
Exercise Can Leave Braless Women out of Shape
WOMEN were warned yesterday that exercising without proper breast support could lead to premature sagging. Researchers found that sporting activities put breasts under great strain, meaning the skin and tissue around them could become irreversibly...
Falcons Cross Borders; Reivers Trio's History with Andrewgives Edge to Clash
Byline: JEFF CONNOR REUNIONS are supposed to be happy affairs, but the bonhomie looks likely to be in short supply when the Borders travel to Newcastle for their round-five match in the European Challenge Cup tie this weekend. To call it bad...
Farewell, My Fallen Colleague
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE;SAM GREENHILL SHE had walked this beat many times with her friend. Yesterday, Teresa Milburn accompanied Sharon Beshenivsky along the same streets for the last time. Fighting a losing battle to control her tears, she marched...
Fears Grow for US Economy
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER WARNINGS that the United States may be heading for the economic rocks are starting to come through fast and furious. The latest person to join the gloom camp is Raghuram Rajan, the top economist at the International Monetary...
Femail Style:indoors and Out
Byline: LIZ HEMMINGS;SIOBHAN WITTER GARDEN - MOORISH WOODEN patio garden set, table [pounds sterling]75, chairs [pounds sterling]30 each, Debenhams. White lantern, [pounds sterling]12.99, The Pier. Orange glass vase, [pounds sterling]25, Marks...
Footballextra
RAITH ROVERS are offering kids the chance to gain entry to Saturday's home clash with Stirling Albion for just [pounds sterling]1 to celebrate a new era at the club. A community consortium completed a [pounds sterling]1.3million takeover of the...
Fury as Ministers Reject Plan to Scrap Prescription Charges
Byline: STUART NICOLSON MINISTERS were last night accused of hypocrisy after they opposed a plan to scrap prescription charges in Scotland. MSPs on Holyrood's health committee have backed a Bill proposing that the fees, currently [pounds sterling]6.50...
Gang-Attack Victim Plunges to His Death; FIANCEE WITNESSES 'SAVAGE AND UNPROVOKED' ASSAULT AT STATION STEPS
Byline: BEN TAYLOR;TOM KELLY A MAN plunged to his death down a railway station stairwell after he was set upon by a gang of teenagers. Richard Topp, 36 , was attacked by the youths on his way to catching a train with his fiancee. Moments later,...
Gay Cowboys Ban; Cinemas in U-Turn on Shows for Children
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT CINEMA bosses yesterday scrapped plans to allow toddlers to watch a film containing gay sex scenes. The move followed this week's revelation by the Scottish Daily Mail that parents were being allowed to take their children...
Glossy Goals for Emap's Low-Key Leader
Byline: JAMES ASHTON TOM Moloney has a confession to make. 'Against my better judgment, I have started listening to Magic,' the Emap boss says, referring sheepishly to the [pounds sterling]2bn media giant's laidback radio station. 'I am probably...
Great League Side Puts FA to Shame
Byline: CHARLES SALE THE Football League will embarrass the FA by bringing together a British football side with representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England Under 21 manager Peter Taylor will select players from...
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS; Brewster's First Love Overrides Fears about Thompson
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN FOR Steve Paterson, the northern lights of Aberdeen proved a mite too dazzling. John Robertson's prodigal return to Hearts, meanwhile, would be anything but glorious. Yet as Craig Brewster shapes up to become the third...
How Larger Ladies Shop without Hitting the High Street
Byline: ANIL DAWAR LARGER women are choosing to buy their clothes over the Internet to avoid the embarrassment of shopping in the high street. Those of size 16 and above are saving themselves the trouble of not being able to find anything in...
How Long Do You Think I Would Get If I Shot My Wife? MEAT WORKER'S TEABREAK QUESTION TO COLLEAGUES
Byline: PETER JONES A JEALOUS husband who shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself had boasted to workmates the day before about his plans to kill her. David Leask murdered his wife Donna while their fouryear- old daughter Ashleigh...
How Many of Our Children Are at Risk?
NEVER again, we were told. After the Soham tragedy and the exposure of 'shocking' failures that allowed known sex attacker Ian Huntley to work in a school, we were promised that everything would change. Lessons would be learned. Children would be...
How to Resign in Style
Byline: LINDA WHITNEY BREAKING up is hard to do. But when it's your job that you are waving goodbye to, it is especially important to do it the professional way. 'It is essential to remain professional when you resign because the chances are...
Iran Could Unleash Wrath of the West; BLAIR REFUSES TO RULE OUT MILITARY STRIKES OVER NUCLEAR PROGRAMME
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN IRAN was last night threatened with economic sanctions - and the possibility of military strikes - if it refuses to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Tony Blair stepped up the pressure on the Islamic regime by hinting that...
It's Not Rocket Science; Top School Slaps a Ban on New GCSE for Being Too Easy
Byline: LAURA CLARK A LEADING public school is to shun revamped science GCSEs because they are too easy. In an astonishing attack yesterday, the headmaster of St Paul's School in West London said the qualification had been so ' dumbed down' that...
I've Stopped Predators in Their Tracks Claims Tony
Byline: EWAN SMITH TONY MOWBRAY believes he is winning the war to hang on to his talented youngsters - after driving home the message that Hibernian don't need to sell up to stay afloat. The Hibs manager hit out at the continued speculation that...
Johnson So Joyful as He Joins Rix in the Big Time
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS NEW Hearts midfielder Lee Johnson last night compared the club' s facilities to Premiership giants Arsenal after sealing a two-and-ahalfyear contract with the Tynecastle side. The 24-year-old spent three years as a...
JUST HOW MANY SEX OFFENDERS WORK IN SCHOOLS? as Crisis Engulfs Ruth Kelly, the Question She Couldn't Answer
Byline: JAMES CHAPMAN;SARAH HARRIS RUTH Kelly made the shocking admission last night that the Government has no idea how many sex offenders have been cleared by ministers to work in schools. A desperate trawl has already identified around ten,...
Lambert: Worst Result in Living History
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS DEVASTATED Livingston player-manager Paul Lambert last night had no complaints after the worst-ever result in his side's 11-year-old history. Late goals by Ross Hamilton and former Hearts striker Robert Sloan saw the...
Librarians More Stressed Than Firemen
LIBRARIANS suffer more stress at work than police officers and firefighters, a top psychologist has claimed. Saqib Saddiq said his research proves stamping books, fining late returners and shushing noisy readers is more stressful than tackling dangerous...
Manual 'For Murder'
Byline: PAUL HARRIS RADICAL cleric Abu Hamza kept a ' manual for terrorism' alongside videotapes that showed him preaching hatred and inciting murder, a court heard yesterday. The ten-volume set of encyclopaedias explained how to make explosives...
Meningitis Claimed My Lovely Boy after Doctors Failed Him; PARENTS DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THEIR SON WHO WAS SENT HOME WITH CALPOL
Byline: ROBERT MCAULAY A MOTHER has called for an inquiry after her baby son died of meningitis, despite being given the all- clear by hospital doctors. Jerome MacInnes was sent home from the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow with a bottle of Calpol...
Meter That Fines You If You're a Second Late
Byline: DAN PARKINSON THE good news is that it could spell the end of street patrols by traffic wardens. The bad news is that motorists would never again get away with returning to the car a few minutes late. Introducing Supermeter, the device...
Met Probe into Muslim Leader's Comments about Gays
Byline: BEN TAYLOR SCOTLAND Yard has begun an investigation into one of Britain's most senior Muslims after he described homosexuality as 'harmful'. Sir Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain, also condemned civil partnerships...
Murder Bid Case Collapses after Accused Is 'Lost'
Byline: DAVE FINLAY THE trial of a man accused of attempted murder was scrapped yesterday after prosecutors failed to arrange to transport him from his jail cell to court. David Welch, 23, was charged by police after a horrific city-centre knife...
Nursery School That Scored 0/10 for Geography; GIRL FACES FOUR-MILE ROUND TRIP DESPITE LIVING NEXT TO KINDERGARTEN
Byline: CAROLYN CHURCHILL WHEN little Chloe Rae starts nursery school, she faces an exhausting fourmile hike to and from classes every day. And while this would be inconvenient for any parents, Chloe's mother and father are furious because the...
Oh Dear, Did I Make a Boob? When Former BBC Royal Correspondent JENNIE BOND Unveiled a Bold New Look at a Party, She Discovered What It's like to Be Seen as Nothing but a Sex Object Femailextra
Byline: JENNIE BOND SO TELL me about your boob job, Jen!' The voice on the other end of the phone was that of an old reporter friend who had got wind of a rumour that was doing the rounds. After the festive lull in phone calls and emails, my...
Our Bob-a-Job Girl
Byline: NEIL WILSON COLIN Harris will not be among the lunchtime drinkers in the Moonrakers Inn in Pewsey High Street tomorrow. He is too superstitious. Nothing to do with it being Friday the 13th, he says, rather a decision based on experience....
PEDERSEN'S ROCKET ROCKS UNITED; Morten Goal Shows There Is Still Magic in the Cup
Byline: IAN LADYMAN THOSE who penned the Carling Cup's obituaries after a soporific meeting between Wigan and Arsenal this week may have to reconsider after an absorbing north-west derby at Ewood Park last night. There may have been just one...
Pick of the Day
Byline: NICK GRIFFITHS;YVETTE HUDDLESTON SCIENCE: Horizon, BBC2, 9pm IN THE Sixties, schoolboys and scientists dreamed of the moon. Later came the space shuttle, a reusable craft that could send ordinary people into space. That first civilian,...
[Pounds Sterling]400m Brokers' Merger Is Talk of Trading Floor
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER RUMOURS of a [pounds sterling]400m London stockbroking bid swept dealing rooms just before the close. Numis Corporation, whose chairman is Michael Spencer, estimated to be the richest man in the City, advanced 121/2p to 2771/2p...
Premiership 'Still Rife with Bungs'
Byline: STEVE CURRY LUTON manager Mike Newell last night lifted the lid on the 'bung' culture in English football, accusing his fellow bosses and players of colluding with agents to illegally line their pockets. After revealing that he had been...
Prostate Patients 'A Lower Priority'
Byline: JENNY HOPE PROSTATE cancer patients are being neglected by the health service which is providing them with 'unacceptable' standards of care, MPs said yesterday. Two-thirds of men wait more than two weeks for a diagnosis, twice as long...
Quentin Letts First Night Reviews
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS LIES HAVE BEEN TOLD By Rod Beacham Trafalgar Studios SOME 14 years after he died mysteriously at sea, Robert Maxwell - or a spookily convincing version of him - is back in London roaring at minions, slamming telephones, boasting,...
REGENERATION; Likely Lads Kyle and Naysmith Put Injury Agonies in the Past
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS THEY are two forgotten Scots who this week rekindled their love affair with football. Between them, Kevin Kyle and Gary Naysmith have spent 27 months on the road to recovery. This week, both arrived back on a football...
Revealed, How Love in the Office Can Be Good for Business; EMPLOYERS ARE TOLD THAT ROMANCE IS NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF
Byline: KIZZY TAYLOR OFFICE romances should be supported by company bosses and not outlawed, according to a new study. It says firms that ban workplace relationships risk demotivating staff and ultimately harming their productivity. The research,...
Rich Return; Brewster Heads for United and a Giant Pay Rise
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN CRAIG BREWSTER will quit Inverness Caledonian Thistle to become the new manager of Dundee United early next week. The 39-year-old player-boss is set to resist pleas to stay in the Highlands in order to accept the challenge...
Rick's Red Whine: Why Don't They Ever Give Us Gongs?
Byline: COLIN WOOD RICK PARRY h a s launched an outspoken attack over the failure of the New Year's Honours List to recognise Liverpool's remarkable Champions League Final triumph over AC Milan in Istanbul. The Anfield chief executive condemned...
Saul Sees the Light as Clough Gets Tough
Byline: RAY MATTS Saul Deeney is finding the lure of Old Trafford too tempting to resist. Burton Albion's FA Cup hero is set to resolve his contract wrangle with manager Nigel Clough tomorrow to make himself eligible for next week's third-round...
Save 50% on a Queen Mary 2 Cruise
ENJOY this great cruise on board Queen Mary 2 - and save money. Sailing from Southampton on Friday, May 5, Queen Mary 2 will take you to some fascinating ports of call and give you leisurely days at sea with time to experience her truly magnificent...
Slim Chance of Festive Feasting
EARLY in December, I decided that I didn't want a repeat of my many years of putting on weight over Christmas. I didn't want weeks or months of dieting to follow, as I had in previous years. So on Christmas Day and the two following days I dispensed...
Smoke without Fire
Byline: PETER PATERSON When Satan Came To Town (BBC1); Hyperdrive (BBC 2) THE lamentable catalogue of errors and misjudgments by social workers, invariably followed by the stale incantation, 'Lessons will be learned', has brought their calling...
Snappy Scharner Is Quick to Turn on Style for Jewell
Byline: PETER FERGUSON PAUL SCHARNER is difficult to miss. He's the one wearing the teddy-bear fur coat that Bud Flanagan would have envied and sporting a striped haircut that appears to cross punk with hip-hop. Not that the comparison reflects...
SNP's [Pounds Sterling]93m Bid to Peg Council Tax
Byline: JAMIE LIVINGSTONE LOCAL authorities could be banned from raising council tax by more than 2.5 per cent in return for a [pounds sterling]93million payoff. The plan, put forward by the SNP, comes as authorities threaten council taxpayers...
Star Mourns Loss of Father Who Meant the World to Him; CARLYLE PARTED FROM 'GREATEST MAN I KNOW'
Byline: GAVIN MADELEY;BRIAN PENDREIGH ROBERT CARLYLE described him as 'the greatest man I know'. Yesterday, the Scottish actor was coming to terms with the devastating loss of his father Joe, who died aged 76 at the weekend. The 44-year-old...
Still Flapping, the Birdman of Bognor Was Hit by Decibels of Scornful Laughter
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS DOWN on the seafront at Bognor Regis they hold an annual event called 'the Birdman of Bognor'. This involves eccentric people, often bald men of a certain age, jumping off a jetty to see if they can fly. You may have seen...
Stroke Victimdies after 4-Hour Wait for Police
A STROKE victim died after police took more than four hours to answer an urgent call as she lay unconscious on her floor. Desperate neighbours of Ursula Powell, 75, called officers because they feared something terrible had happened to the widow....
Terror on the Loch; HELICOPTER PLUCKS HOTEL STAFF FROM FREEZING WATER AFTER BOAT SINKS
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY THREE men were saved from almost certain death in Loch Lomond yesterday by an amazing stroke of luck. The trio, whose boat had capsized, were already suffering from hypothermia when they were plucked from the loch's icy...
The Day America Nuked Canada
Byline: JONATHAN FOREMAN EVEN through sheets of rain and driving hail, the crewmen looking out of their thick portholes could see blue flames streaming from one, then a second, and a third of the gargantuan bomber's powerful engines. The huge...
The Doctors and Nurses Who Summoned an Ambulance to Take Them Home from the Pub
Byline: DAVID WILKES AS last orders neared, the doctors and nurses enjoying a boozy birthday party at the pub had no worries about how they would get home. Their transport had been booked and it was only a short stagger from the bar to the waiting...
The Last 5 Things on My Credit Card
Byline: ANTHI CHARALAMBOUS ACTRESS Britt Ekland, 62, is vicepresident of the Alzheimer's Society (after watching her late mother succumb to the disease). She has three children - Victoria 39, Nicolai, 31, and Thomas Jefferson (TJ), 16, and lives...
The Love Cameron Left Behind
Byline: RICHARD KAY FOR two years they were inseparable and some of their friends thought they might marry. Even today, as in so many sophisticated modern relationships, Francesca Ferguson remains a close friend of her old beau - and his wife. ...
The Medical Mutiny; BMA Says Doctors Won't Collude with Delaying Surgery to End Cash Crisis
Byline: JENNY HOPE PATIENTS could be turned away from treatment until the next financial year so NHS trusts can save money, the head of the British Medical Association warned yesterday. BMA chairman James Johnson said doctors would not play 'silly...
The Most Lucrative Speed Trap in Britain
Byline: ANDY DOLAN IT IS believed to be the most lucrative speed camera in Britain. But motoring groups last night condemned it as an abuse of the law. The temporary camera, located in a police van on the A11 in Norfolk, trapped nearly 400...
The Teacher with Six Legs; ANTS ARE THE ONLY CREATURES (APART FROM HUMANS) WHO PASS ON THEIR SKILLS
Byline: JULIE WHELDON THEIR regimented colonies of millions have long been seen as a marvel of nature. Now scientists have discovered a reason why ants are such a relentlessly successful species: They have the ability to teach. Experts have...
Too Many Piggies in the Middle
Byline: STEPHEN GLOVER MANY people find it difficult to work up much interest in the Lib Dem leadership contest. The ruthless political assassination of Charles Kennedy was an irresistible drama; the crowning of any one of several little-known successors...
Trade Gap Hits a Record [Pounds Sterling]6bn
Byline: EDMUND CONWAY BRITAIN'S trade deficit has widened to [pounds sterling]6billion, sparking fears that the economy is heading for a slump this year. The shortfall between exports and imports in November was the greatest since records began...
Vaughan Up and Running for Non-Stop Year
Byline: MIKE DICKSON MICHAEL VAUGHAN may have started the new year with an old injury, but he is confident it will stand up to the busiest 15 months in England's history. With 31 days to go before his team's passage to India, the Ashes-winning...
Wasps Deliver a Sting in the Tale; Alloa Add Lax Livvy to List of SPL Casualties
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS LIVINGSTON 1 ALLOA2 SECOND DIVISION strugglers Alloa Athletic scored two second-half goals to knock out SPL outfit Livingston and ensure that 2006 is well and truly the year of the Scottish Cup shock. Ross Hamilton...
WE'LL GIVE YOU [Pounds Sterling]3,000 TO LEAVE SCOTLAND; the Final Insult as Failed Asylum Seekers Are Told:
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers' money is to be spent ' bribing' illegal immigrants and failed asylum seekers to return home. A service launched in Scotland today means people who have cheated their way into the country will...
Whatever Love Costs
Byline: CHRISTOPHER WILSON JUST when she thought she'd turned the corner, after a successful autumn and a useful Christmas pictured chummily among her new in-laws, the brickbats have suddenly started flying again. It has, alas, not been a good start...
Who Will Reach the Promised Land?
Byline: JOE ROYLE IT'S the most difficult division to escape, but doing so brings the greatest rewards starting at [pounds sterling]20million. But which three Championship clubs will be heading to the promised land of the Premiership come May?...
Why Ming the Mercilesswould Be a Disaster for the LibDems
Byline: JOHN MACLEOD IT is doubtful if a soul in public life was at all surprised when Charles Kennedy confirmed so dramatically last Thursday that he has a drink problem. Indeed, we may strongly doubt that i t has been of recent development....
WHY WHY WHY ...DOES SHE STAY WITH HIM? Femailcelebrity One Love Child, 50 Years of Affairs, and the Question Everyone Asks about Lady Tom Jones
Byline: PAUL BRACCHI ON HIS last visit to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE in 1999, Tom Jones celebrated as one would expect Tom Jones to celebrate - namely with a 13-hour romp with a 21-year-old lap dancer from Blackpool. How he chooses...
Wife, 25, in Court over Row with Husband, Aged 78; MONEY DISPUTE LED TO THREATS OF VIOLENCE TO LEGAL STAFF - AND A DOG
Byline: GORDON CURRIE IT was a marriage few believed would ever last. He was 78, frail and rich - she was 25 and apparently attracted to him. Yesterday, six months after Maurice de Valois Watson and Bernadette Adams tied the knot, the bride appeared...
WILL THE MOON HELP YOU MAKE MONEY IN 2006; Femail Astrology Series
Byline: JONATHAN CAINER THIS weekend, you can see the Lunar Standstill effect with your own eyes. Just watch the Full Moon, which will appear to stand still. In 2006, it is going to keep rising ever higher and then sweeping ever lower. Today,...
With 8,100 Sculptures, 5,000 Pieces of Furniture, 2,150 Windows and 67 Staircases, the [Pounds Sterling]400m Restoration of Versailles Will Take 17 Years in Total. but as These Stunning Photographs Show, It Will Be Worth the Wait; RESTORATION
Byline: JANE FRYER LOUIS XIV would have been thrilled. Dripping with gold leaf and awash with gilded cherubs, frescoes, marble and 358 mirrors, the glittering Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles has been restored to its former - if over...
Wrath of the West Premier's Threat to Iran over Its Nuclear Defiance
Byline: BENEDICT BROGAN IRAN was last night threatened with economic sanctions - and the possibility of military strikes - if it refuses to drop its nuclear ambitions. Tony Blair stepped up the pressure on the Islamic regime by hinting that force...
Yes, I DID Smack My Daughter SAYS BEL MOONEY ...but No, It Didn't Do Me Any Harm SAYS HER DAUGHTER; Femaildebate
Byline: BEL MOONEY;KITTY DIMBLEBY TONY BLAIR fuelled the ongoing debate over corporal punishment this week when he admitted he had smacked his children in the past. His comments followed a suggestion from Whitehall advisers last year that parents...