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Articles from March 4, 2008

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100,000 Children Are Turned Down by Their Chosen School; Getting In: Competition for Places Has Been Fierce
Byline: Sarah Harris RISING numbers of parents in some parts of the country have failed toget their children into their first choice of school this year. More than 100,000 youngsters - at least one in five - are believed to havemissed out on...
1. Better Get This One Right. Amys at Home Watching Every Move& on HDTV 2. Not If Shes Recording It on the Toshiba or Her Plasma Screen Is Less Than 42; Sports Coverage Is the Priority in RTEs HDTV Plans
Byline: MARCUS DUNK THE battle has been labelled the biggest in home viewing since VHS sawoff Betamax video machines in the 1980s. For two years, Toshiba and Sony havebeen slugging it out to control the next generation of DVD playersand its a war...
1m in Rural Poverty
Byline: Steve Doughty NEARLY a million households in the countryside are trapped in poverty, agovernment adviser warned yesterday. They live below the official poverty line while the houses around them aresnapped up by wealthy second home owners...
273 DAYS OFF A YEAR FOR TDS - Overpaid, Useless. and Part Time; Michael Ring: Need for Debate Bertie: Another Break after His Long Summer Holidays
Byline: Niamh Lyons THE nations TDs are set to embark on a 19-day holiday, after failing toenact any laws in the mere 20 days the Dail sat since before Christmas. In total, the 2007 to 2008 Dail term will comprise just 93 days, meaning TDsenjoy...
ACID TEST FOR ARSENAL; Costly Miss? Adebayor, with His Shirt Being Tugged, Heads Arsenal's Best Chance against the Bar at the End of the First Leg
Byline: MATT LAWTON ARSENE WENGER'S conspiracy theories appeared to carry a bit more weightas Arsenal left for Milan yesterday. Complimentary copies of a newspaper handed out at the airport had mocked up aphotograph of the Frenchman in a dunce's...
A Herculean Task in a Land of Giants; Catalan Cauldron: Barcelona Proudly Display the Motto 'More Than A Club' at Their Famously Intimidating Nou Camp Stadium Setback: McManus and Co Suffer after Messi Gave Barca a 3-2 Lead at Parkhead
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN TO football-obsessed youngsters, a visit to Barcelona's fabled museum atthe Nou Camp is akin to a rite of passage. Celtic captain Stephen McManus spenthis holidays in more humble surroundings. 'I was always in Torquay...
And the Lovely Rita Award Goes To
Byline: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN THIS week's glittering edition of You Couldn't Make It Up comes livefrom London's Dorchester Hotel, home of the 2008 British Parking Awards. Initially, I assumed it was a spoofespecially when I discovered that it was...
A Postcode Lottery That Costs Us [Pounds Sterling]100m
PATIENTS are being forced to pay more than [pounds sterling]4 an hour to park at manyhospitals - the same as parking on Central London's streets. Macmillan Cancer Support claimed last night that the 'postcode lottery' chargesvary wildly from hospital...
Ballymun Revamp Costs Extra ?1/2Bn
Byline: Leah McDonald TAXPAYERS will have to fork out a staggering extra half a billion euroon the Ballymun Regeneration Project as new Government figures have revealedthe scheme will cost double the original estimate. The project was expected...
Battle Looms over Porn Baron's [Pounds Sterling]650m; Paul Raymond: Dead at 82
Byline: Sam Greenhill PORN baron Paul Raymond has died aged 82, paving the way for a battleover his estimated [pounds sterling]650million fortune. Raymond, known as the King of Soho and Britain's answer to Hugh Hefner, becameone of the country's...
Bens Online Promise to Halve Prices Does Not Suit Family Firm; 1. Ben: Ill Sell Anything Cheaper 2. Margaret Heffernan: Ousted Her Brother in Board Coup
Byline: CORMAC MCQUINN BUSINESSMAN Ben Dunne celebrated his 59th birthday yesterday with anattack on Irish retailersincluding his former company Dunnes Stores, now run by his siblings MargaretHeffernan and Frank Dunne. He boasted that a new online...
Best and Worst of This Years Trio? Enda Cant Spot Difference; Take Your Pick: Nina Carberry (Left) Celebrates Winning Last Year at Cheltenham on Heads Onthe Ground, Where Enda Bolger Will This Year Run Freneys Well (above Right, with Spot Thedifference) and Garde Champetre (Below)
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN NO TRAINER in the modern era has come remotely close to matching theachievements of Bruree-based Enda Bolger in cross-country chases. Known with admiration as the king of the banks races, this once-outstandingamateur rider...
BoE Powerless as Prices Soar; Bank Governor Mervyn King
Byline: Sam Fleming THE pressure on family finances is intensifying as the cost of essentialproducts soar, figures show. Yet the Bank of England has little scope to ease the pain with interest ratecuts this week. A survey by supermarket chain...
B & Q Joins War on Plastic with Bag Ban at Every Store; B& Q Will Introduce a 5p Charge for Single-Use Carrier Bags after Successful Trials in Scotland and the North-East
Byline: Sean Poulter FREE carrier bags are to be banned at all 320 B&Q stores as the DailyMail campaign against 'plastic poison' gathers momentum. The DIY chain, part of the Kingfisher group, hands out 80million bags a yearbut says it is...
B&Q Joins War on Plastic with Bag Ban at Every Store; B& Q Will Introduce a 5p Charge for Single-Use Carrier Bags after Successful Trials in Scotland and the North-East
Byline: Sean Poulter BANISH THE BAGS FREE carrier bags are to be banned at all 320 B& Q stores as the Daily Mailcampaign against 'plastic poison' gathers momentum. The DIY chain, part of the Kingfisher group, hands out 80million bags a...
Brogan Buzzing as Dubs Revel in the Perfect Start; Six-Shoooter: Brogan Is Relishing Next Weeks League Tussle with Monaghan
Byline: PAUL KEANE CAPTAIN Alan Brogan is expecting Dublins next National Football Leagueouting against Monaghan to be a classic top-of-the-table clash. Monaghan areclearly the form team of the season, boasting three straight wins, and haveconfounded...
Brought to Our Knees; 1. an Area of Cartilage Is Identified as Missing or Damaged 2. through a 3in Incision, Drums of Cartilage and Bone Are Cut from Areas in the Knee That Feel Minimum Stress 3. the Injury Is Repaired by Grafting Several Drums into the Damaged Area
Byline: BONNIE ESTRIDGE BEFORE the Seventies, gyms were filled mainly with men pumping iron andkeep-fit classes for womenbut that all changed when the American craze for jogging reached our streetsand Jane Fonda showed us how to go for the burn....
Brutal? Don't Go over the Top ... the Good Old Days: Leeds Skipper Billy Bremner Brings Everton's Alan Ball Down to Earth at Elland Road with the Type of Tackle Which Was Common in the Sixties and Seventies
Byline: DES KELLY WHY DO I keep reading and hearing about how 'brutal' football is, as ifit were somehow the mutant offspring of a marriage between Gladiator andRollerball? For the most part, the modern game is about as barbaric andferocious as...
Buckley Quietly Turns His Dream into Reality; Ideas Man: Buckley Outlines His Plans for New Club Sporting Fingal
Byline: EOIN DUNNE SINCE the turn of the year Liam Buckley has managed to sign 25 playersand, in the process, get the League of Irelands newest club, Sporting Fingal,ready for the start of the 2008 season. For a man who has lined up in front...
Can Zinc Pills Help My Spotty Skin?
Byline: Jane Clarke I SUFFER from rosacea on my cheeks and nose. I understand zinc sulphateis beneficial is there anything I can eat to relieve it? Susan Kirby, Swansea. ROSACEA is a chronic skin disease often misdiagnosed as adult acne because...
Carol Barnes F Ights for Her Life; Vigil: ITN Veteran Carol
Byline: Daniel Bates, Liz Hazelton THE former newsreader Carol Barnes was last night fighting for her lifeafter suffering a massive stroke. The ITN journalist was taken to the intensive care unit at the Royal SussexCounty Hospital after collapsing...
Carons Widower Prepares for New Arrival to Family; 1. Life Cut Short: Caron Succumbed to Breast Cancer in 2004 2. Family: Sally Is Due to Give Birth Any Day 3. First Marriage: Gloria with Russ and Caron on Their Wedding Day in 1991
Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON FOR former TV weather girl Sally Meen, the immediate outlook is theinside of a maternity ward. The woman who married Russ Lindsay following the tragic death of his wife CaronKeating is expecting their first child any day...
Catalans Are Counting on Canny Carles the Shackle to Halt Aiden; Class Act: Puyol, at Training Yesterday, Gives Barca Defensive Stability
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN THEY call him Carles the Shackle with good reason. Carles Puyol hasearned the right to be regarded as one of Europe's finest exponents of thedefensive art. And now the Barcelona captain plans to show Aiden McGeady, Celtic's...
Champagne and Caviar Press Baron Enters Jail
CONRAD Blacks fall from grace was complete yesterday as he began asix-and-a-half year prison sentence. The former newspaper tycoon was fingerprinted and had his photograph taken ashe entered Coleman Federal prison in Ocala, Florida. The multi-millionaire...
CHINESE BURN; Comeback Trail: Lombard Has Sights on Beijing after Belfast Win
Byline: TOM O' RIORDAN, JONATHAN COATES IRELAND may be represented by a convicted drugs cheat at the OlympicGames for the first time if long-distance runner Cathal Lombard qualifies forthe marathon. The issue threatens to plunge Irish sport into...
Cipriani May Be Let Loose on Scotland
Byline: PETER JACKSON BRIAN ASHTON came under renewed pressure yesterday to go for broke atMurrayfield by making Danny Cipriani the ninth England full-back of his reign. The English head coach has to decide whether he can afford to keep the20-year-old,...
Clamour for Danny; the New Full Back? Cipriani Fan Club Is Growing
Byline: PETER JACKSON BRIAN ASHTON came under renewed pressure yesterday to go for broke atMurrayfield by making Danny Cipriani England's ninth full back of his reign. The issue topped the head coach's agenda at last night's selection meeting....
Cobham Fires on US Tanker Deal
Byline: Geoff Foster COBHAM came out of the traps with all guns blazing after investorsrealised it would be a major beneficiary from a mammoth [pounds sterling]17.5bn US air tankercontract. Shares of the former Flight Refuelling defence company...
Consistency Pays off for Big-Hearted Lough Derg
Byline: COLIN MACKENZIE LOUGH Derg may not be the biggest name on show at the CheltenhamFestival next week but he has a big prize in his sights. David Pipe's game hurdler is the surprise leader in the race for the [pounds sterling]200,000Order...
Corporation Will Splash [Pounds Sterling]25m on Arabic Channel
TAXPAYERS will hand over [pounds sterling]25million a year to fund a BBC channel whichno one in Britain will be able to watch, it was announced yesterday. The corporation is launching an Arabic television service next Tuesday, whichit hopes will...
Could Pillow Be Making You Tired?
Byline: PETA BEE DO YOU wake up feeling exhausted? Are those double espressos the onlything keeping you going through the day? According to a leading sleepresearcher you could be one of the millions of Britons suffering from low-gradeexhaustion....
Could This [Pounds Sterling]2,000 Blood Test Predict Every Disease You'll Ever Have? Check-List: James Scholefield
Byline: DIANA APPLEYARD THEY say you can't put a price on your healthbut would you be prepared to spend [pounds sterling]2,200 for a health scan? Last month, theGovernment announced it was setting up a national programme of free health MOTsto check...
Crazy Streak Is What Makes Artur Great; Madcap: But the Celtic No 1's National Coach Says Boruc Is One of the Best in the World
Byline: EWAN SMITH AS HIS antics at Easter Road prove, there is rarely a dull moment whenArtur Boruc is about. But if Barcelona live up to their reputation in the Nou Camp tonight, thePolish keeper is likely to be too busy concentrating on thwarting...
Crisis? What Jails Crisis, Says Straw; Jack Straw: Accused of Being Complacent
Byline: James Chapman JACK Straw was under fire last night after insisting he was not losingany sleep over the crisis in the prison system. The Justice Secretary was responding to radical Tory law-and-order reformsdesigned to tackle overcrowding,...
Critics' Choice
Byline: SOPHIE HEATH FILM: THE FIGHTING SEABEES, 1.10pm, Ch4 CONSIDERING his ardentpatriotism, especially in later life, it comes as something of a shock to learnthat John Wayne never signed up for war dutyunlike, say, James Stewart or Henry Fonda....
Death of the Auld Sod EU Directive to Ban Turf Cutting, but Bord Na Mona Can Plough Ahead
Byline: Klara Kubiak IT COULD spell the end of a slice of Irish life. As the EU bans the bogmen, can culchies or even jackeens be far behind? A dictat from Brussels is set to ensure that many rural homes will no longerhave a sod of turf to keep...
DEMPSEY AND MURPHY GIVE EDDIE A SCARE; (1) Easy Does It: Girvan Dempsey Stretches at Training Yesterday (2) Murphy: Under Wraps
Byline: SHANE McGRATH EDDIE OSULLIVAN will name his team to face Wales today with a full-backcrisis undermining preparations for the game that could define his future.Neither Girvan Dempsey nor Geordan Murphy took a full part in yesterdaystraining...
Designer Communions Courtesy of St Michael; Something to Smile About: Sophie, Peter and Emma Show Just How Good You Can Look on the Big Day. Stylish Communion: Emma McDermott Model M & S's New Range
Byline: Klara Kubiak THEREwasonceatimewhen extravagantparties,professionallyappliedmake-upandlavish designer dresses were only found atweddings, debs balls and celebrity bashes. Butthesedays,evenreligious sacraments have succumbed to the...
DIANA DUMPED ME FOR DODI; Hasnat Khan Warned Diana: 'You Are Dead' the Princess Told Him Their Affair Was over Diana with Barry Mannakee
Byline: Michael Seamark, David Williams, Tom Kelly Surgeon lover tells inquest: We discussed marriage and children, Ireceived death threats, then dazzled by the Fayed fortune... PRINCESS Diana ditched the 'love of her life' because she was dazzled...
Did a Lack of Signs at This Roundabout Kill Two Men? No Stop Signs: The Slip Road Down Which the Two Young Men Are Believed to Have Driven to Their Deaths Crash Victim: Owen Merriman
Byline: Klara Kubiak, Alan Sherry EXPERIENCED motorists told yesterday how confusing road signs almost ledthem into an accident similar to the headon crash that killed two men on the N7at the weekend. Owen Merriman and Lee Mooney, both 19, died...
Don't Think Putin Is Giving Up Power. His Utterly Corrupt Regime, Nothing Has Really Changed; Election Farce: Putin (Left) and Dmitry Medvedev
Byline: Edward Lucas WHO remembers how to use a slide rule? Carbon paper? A telex machine?Such are the halfremembered skills of past decades. But for Russia-watchers, anequivalent long-dead technique is coming back: Kremlinology. Until Mikhail...
Dublin Market Sinks for Fourth Session in a Row
THE Dublin market slumped for the fourth straight session yesterday withbanks and builders again leading a fall that has seen the Iseq plummet by over400 points in four days. And yet again, ever-gloomier global economic indicators weighed heavily...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE LORD Mancroft, 50, who denounces nurses who cared for him in Bath asdrunken and promiscuous, is deputy chairman of Rok, a company offering saucyvideo entertainment for mobile phones. Rok promises High Street Honeys Uncutgirls...
Every Teenager in My Area Has Been Mugged, Says MP; Emily Thornberry: 'I'm Appalled'
Byline: Stephen Wright A LABOUR MP has claimed that almost every teenager in her constituencyhas been mugged. In a controversial intervention, Emily Thornberry said a large number of suchoffences were not even reported to police. She added...
F1 Ace's Not-So-Fast Food; Big Business: David Coulthard, Inset, Co-Owns the Dakota Eurocentral, Where Food Laws Were Breached
Byline: Jennifer Sugden IT is billed as luxurious but affordable and has a growing reputationfor the quality of its cuisine. But a hotel co-owned by Formula One star David Coulthard has fallen foul offood hygiene inspectors. Officials who...
Ferguson Counts on Tevez, the New Eric; Last Laugh: Rio Ferdinand Knows It Gets Tonight for United
Byline: IAN LADYMAN SUCH is Sir Alex Ferguson's desire to win the Champions League thisseason that he has started to read the newspapers again. For a man who claims never to read the opinions proffered about his team, theManchester United manager...
FINAL CHANCE, ENGLAND; Warming to the Occasion: Skipper Michael Vaughan (Right) and Paul Collingwood
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN THERE are no excuses now. England must win the three-match Test seriesagainst New Zealand which starts here tonight or return to the drawing board. They have repeatedly suggested they are an improving team, that only injurieshave...
FINAL CHANCE; Warming to the Occasion: Skipper Michael Vaughan (Right) and Paul Collingwood Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN THERE are no excuses now. England must win the three-match Test seriesagainst New Zealand which starts here tonight or return to the drawing board. They have repeatedly suggested they are an improving team, that only injurieshave...
Foreign Drivers 'Are Ignoring Drink Law'; Binge: Robert Cichocki
Byline: Jamie Beatson IMMIGRANTS from Eastern Europe are displaying a 'blatant disregard' forthe law by driving while drunk. Chief Inspector Sandy Bowman, head of road policing for Tayside Police,yesterday said foreign drivers were frequently...
Forlorn Lament of Lover She Left Behind; the Playboy: Dodi Fayed with the Princess during Their Holiday in St Tropez the Lifesaver: Dr Khan in 1996, Months after He Met Diana
Byline: GEOFFREY LEVY, RICHARD KAY WHO would have thought it would be Hasnat Khan himself giving credenceto Mohamed Al Fayed's claims that Diana's affair with his son Dodi was of realsignificance? The Pakistani heart surgeon is an honest, almost...
From CJ to HSE, the Tactics of the Bullies Have Not Changed but Theyll Never Win; SUPPORT: Kate with Brothers Alex, Left, and Nick, Who Are Not Sufferers -
Byline: BRENDA POWER BACK in the mid-80s when Charles Haughey was Taoiseach and I a young,eager and naive reporter, a businessman told me hed been asked to make apersonal donation of [pounds sterling]40,000 to CJ. In return, he said, he was told...
Funeral of Colum Who Lived One Day at a Time
Byline: Ann Mooney THE 21-year-old man who drowned in a car accident at the weekend hadvowed to live life to the full after an accident last year, his older brothertold his funeral Mass yesterday. Colum Harrington, of Bere Island, died in the...
Gatlands Silence Says It All; Boxing Clever: Gatland Has Kept His Feelings to Himself
Byline: PETER JACKSON SO far, Warren Gatland has refused to rise to the bait. Time and again in recent weeks, the Wales coach has been asked to address theprospect of going back to Ireland to settle an old score, only to reveal asurprisingly...
Getting Your Child into the School You Want; Concern: Some Parents Face Letdown over School Places
Byline: Sarah Harris TODAY will be a time of high nerves and drama for hundreds of thousandsof parents across the country. They will receive a letter informing them wether or not their children have gotinto the secondary school of their choice....
Girl Aged 14 Held over Screwdriver Attacks on Poles
Byline: ALAN SHERRY A TEENAGE girl was arrested yesterday in connection with the brutalscrewdriver attack which left two Polish men dead. The 14-year-old was the fourth teenager arrested in connection with theDrimnagh double murder which claimed...
Green Emerges Unscathed
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THERE can be no better advert for having a geographical spread ofbusinesses than HSBC. Despite its disastrous experience in the United States it has been more thanbailed out by the supercharged performance of emerging markets....
Hadden Sends an SOS to His Mr Reliable; Back in the Fold: Scott Murray Is Set to Win His 88th Cap in Saturday's Calcutta Cup Clash with England at Murrayfield
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON GOOD things come to those who wait. Ask Scott Murray. Just as he thoughthis time in the international spotlight was over, he been given an unexpectedcall- up to Frank Hadden's for the Calcutta Cup with England. Being handed...
Hand in Hand with His Wife, Conrad Black Goes to Prison; Prisoner 18330-424: Black Savours Final Moments with His Wife Barbara on the Drive to Coleman Federal Prison
Byline: David Leigh CONRAD Black's fall from grace was complete yesterday as he began asix-and-a-half year prison term. The former newspaper tycoon will serve the sentence at Coleman Federal Prisonin Ocala, Florida, where he will be known as...
Harney Attacked over Cancer Test Hypocrisy; Mary Harney: Under Fire Again
Byline: SCOTT MILLAR ANGER flared last night over Mary Harneys remarks that she finds cancerdiagnosis waiting times of up to 18 months unacceptable in health service shehas headed for more than three years. Patients groups and critics reacted...
Head Chased Lovers on School's Webcam; Tim Dingle: Two-Year Teaching Ban
Byline: Andy Dolan TO his staff and students, Tim Dingle was the respected headmasterbehind one of the best-performing schools in the country. Yet while they were busy in class, the married principal was busy flirting withwomen using a webcam...
Head Pursued Lovers on the School Webcam; Tim Dingle: He Was Banned from Teaching for Two Years
Byline: Andy Dolan TO his staff and students, Tim Dingle was the respected headmasterbehind one of the best-performing schools in the country. Yet while they were busy in class, the married principal was busy flirting withwomen using a webcam...
Health Questionnaire; Walker: The Only Exercise Jilly Enjoys Is Walking Her Dog
Byline: MOIRA PETTY How well do you sleep? I WAKE once or twice, but at my age you don't expect to sleep through. Worst illness/pain you've ever experienced? JUST after we'd adopted our son Felix I began getting terrible abdominal pain.No...
Hodge Risks Fury with a Pot Shot at the Proms; Last Night: But Mrs Hodge Feels the Proms Are Too Exclusive Call for Unity: Margaret Hodge
Byline: Liz Hazelton MARGARET Hodge will today launch an astonishing attack on The Proms,claiming they are culturally narrow and fail to unite all Britons. The Culture Minister suggests that the series of concerts lacks common valuesthat apply...
Hospital Car Park Charges Scrapped; 'Unfair': A Visitor to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff Pays to Park His Car Yesterday
Byline: Daniel Martin CAR parking charges at hospitals in Wales were scrapped yesterday. The Welsh Assembly abolished the fees - described as a 'tax on the sick' -after deciding they were at best inconvenient and at worst unfair. But there...
HSBC's US Business a Disaster, Say Experts; Towering Write-Downs: The Bank's Profits May Have Risen 10pc but It Also Booked [Pounds Sterling]8.7bn of Losses
Byline: Lucy Farndon A FRIGHTENING deterioration in the ability of Americans to service theirloans was laid bare by HSBC, which warned that the world's biggest economy isheaded for even stormier waters. Though the bank saw profits rise 10pc to...
HSBC Warns of More US Charges to Come; Towering Write-Downs: The Bank's Profits May Have Risen 10pc but It Also Booked [Pounds Sterling]8.7bn of Losses
Byline: Lucy Farndon A FRIGHTENING deterioration in the ability of Americans to service theirloans was laid bare by HSBC, which warned that the world's biggest economy isheaded for even stormier waters. Though the bank saw profits rise 10pc to...
I Dedicate This Goal to My Brother; under Fire: Soccer Star Tim Cahill, Left, with His Brother Sean and, Right, Cahill's 'Celebration' after Scoring for Everton on Sunday
Byline: Neil Sears, Olinka Koster MILLIONS watching on TV were puzzled when Everton footballer Tim Cahillcelebrated a goal by putting his wrists together as though they werehandcufffed. He explained after Sunday's game that it was a gesture of...
Im Not Muslim, Says Barack Hussein Obama. in Fact I Pray to Jesus Every Night of My Life; Obama: Confusion on Religion Has Been Deliberately Perpetrated Clinton: She Was Keen to Dampen Expectations for Texas and Ohio
Byline: David Gardner BARACK OBAMA last night lashed out at political enemies who have seizedon his middle name of Hussein to spread what he said were false rumours that heis a secret Muslim. On the eve of two critical primaries, the internet-driven...
In His Own Words: The Story of a Shy Surgeon Who Made a Princess Adore Him; the Lifesaver: Dr Khan in 1966, Months after He Met Diana the Playboy: Dodi Fayed with the Princess during Their Holiday in St Tropez
Byline: TOM KELLY FOR ten years, surgeon Hasnat Khan has refused to discuss his love forDiana, Princess of Wales. He declined to return from Pakistan to give evidencepersonally to her inquest. But in this explosive statement, given to police, helaid...
In Teacher's Good Books; Group Therapy: Librarian Jean Ewart with Some of the Children Who Have Found Reading Is Fun
Byline: Maggie Mallon THEY have long been a way for literature-loving grown-ups to make newfriends while indulging their passion for the printed word. But now book groupsare finding a new generation of enthusiasts. Children as young as eight...
Islanders Are Offended by Surfer Film's Nudity Galore
Byline: Mike Merritt IT was a promotional video designed to market a Hebridean island as anadventure playground. But when film-makers persuaded three young Barra men to strip off for a spot ofnaked surfing, it was perhaps a tad too adventurous....
Issac Bickerstaffe
*MICHAEL MCDOWELL has not been short of work since returning to the LawLibrary. The latest of his clients is one Jerry Beades, better known asconfidant to the Taoiseach. But odder still, the target of the legal action isRabobankwhose former Vice-President...
IS THE NO SMOKING PILL SAFE? Karen McGhee: Has No Recollection of Her Suicide Bid
Byline: LUCY ELKINS WHEN Karen McGhee woke up in a hospital bed and saw her teenage daughterlooking anxiously at her, she was baffled. My arm was bandaged and the leftside of my mouth and neck felt numbbut I had no idea why I was in hospital, says...
Jobs Fear as Euro Hits a Record High versus Dollar
Byline: Ian Carey FEARS for jobs and pensions were heightened yesterday as the euro hit anew record high against the dollar and sterlingmaking sales to our two biggest markets more expensive than ever. After suffering from a stock market slump...
Keep Us Up Kevin, Then We'll Spend; Deep Pocket: Ashley Has Already Spent [Pounds Sterling]250m at Newcastle
Byline: COLIN YOUNG NEWCASTLE United owner Mike Ashley will splash the cash for Kevin Keeganin the summer if he keeps the club in the Barclays Premier League. The St James' Park club insisted it was business as usual for Keegan and hisplayers...
Killer Nurse Who Hated Old People
Byline: Paul Sims A SCOTS nurse who murdered four elderly patients by injecting them withlethal doses of insulin had a pathological hatred of old people. Colin Norris, 32, was horrified by the mundane personal hygiene tasks of hisjob and craved...
Killer Nurse Who Hated Old People; Evil: Colin Norris Will Be Sentenced Today
Byline: Paul Sims A NURSE who murdered four elderly patients by injecting them with lethaldoses of insulin had a pathological hatred of old people. Colin Norris, 32, was horrified by the mundane personal hygiene tasks of hisjob and craved greater...
Labour Accuses BBC of Going Soft on Cameron; Sarah Montague: 'Easy Questions'
Byline: James Chapman THE Labour Party yesterday accused the BBC of bias towards the Tories. An official complaint has been lodged, claiming Radio 4's Today programme hasgiven David Cameron an easy ride in recent interviews. A senior party...
Legal Separation Would Have Broken Husband
Byline: SANDRA MURPHY THE desire to retain his multi-million euro empire was what forced BrianKearney to kill his wife Siobhan and make it look like suicide, his murdertrial heard yesterday. In its closing speech, the prosecution claimed the...
Let-Off for Lamps; in Reserves: Shevchenko at Brentford
Byline: NEIL ASHTON FRANK LAMPARD'S three-match ban will be rescinded by the FA today afterblundering referee Peter Walton admitted he made a mistake when he sent off theChelsea star. Lampard was shown the red card after assistant referee Guy...
Luck Runs out for Poker Aces in ATM Scam; Mohammed Irfan: Took [Pounds Sterling]140,000
Byline: Grant McCabe TWO professional poker players stole more than [pounds sterling]150,000 from cashmachines in a bid to fund a massive Las Vegas gambling spree. Mohammed Imran and his brother Mohammed Irfan amassed the huge sum in onlythree...
MAGNIFICENT MURRAY HUMBLES FEDERER; Awesome Andy: Murray Serves Powerfully and (Inset) Federer Leaves the Court
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ANDY MURRAY yesterday ground Roger Federer into his favourite desertsands by producing a brilliant display to knock him out of the first round ofthe Barclays Dubai Open. Federer, who calls the Emirate home for part of the...
MAGNIFICENT MURRAY HUMBLES FEDERER; Awesome Andy: Murray Serves Powerfully and (Inset) Federer Leaves the Court Pictures: REUTERS Back-Hander: Murray Offers His Commiserations to Federer (Right) Eye on the Ball: Murray Makes Another Winning Return Yesterday
Byline: MIKE DICKSON ANDY MURRAY yesterday ground Roger Federer into his favourite desertsands by producing a brilliant display to knock him out of the first round ofthe Barclays Dubai Open. Federer, who calls the Emirate home for part of the...
Mayhem on the Maternity Ward
Byline: BEEZY MARSH MOTHERS left alone in labour and maternity wards in crisisthese are headlines that have become all too familiar in recent years. Having spent six weeks living in a maternity unit in a London hospital due to aserious complication...
McGeeneys Way Ignites Kildare Play; Recipe for Success: Kieran McGeeneyswork Ethic Ensured He Made the Best of His Modest Talent
Byline: BARNEY ROCK WHEN Kildare appointed Kieran McGeeney last autumn as their new manager,it amounted to a shot in the dark. Yes, McGeeney was a great player but there is no hard evidence out there tosuggest that great players become great...
Meet the Member for Much Fiddling
Cross Party Select Committee House of Commons CHAIR: 'Will the Right Honourable Member for Much Fiddling confirm thefollowing details of expenses claimed by him in the last fiscal year?' Titus Haydrum MP: 'Gladly, Sir!' 'Penelope Hylife (Haydrum),...
Michelle, Youre a Star Whinger about Fame&; 1. Michelle Heaton: People Tend to Exaggerate So Much 2. Tomboy: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh
Byline: Andrea McCullagh SHE only became famous because of a reality TV show. But now that Michelle Heaton has achieved her ambition, it seems the former popsinger and Youre A Star judge is growing tired of the trappings of success. As she...
Mobiles: Are We Being Told All the Facts?
Byline: JEROME BURNE WE LOVE our mobile phones all 70 million of them. They are both fashion accessories and an essential part of our lives. Yet sincethey first became widely available in the 1990s, there have been nagging doubtsabout just how...
More Grounds for Concern at Gretna If They Drop Down
Byline: EWING GRAHAME IF CRISIS club Gretna manage to pull off a miracle and escaperelegation, it is well known that their SPL status would be threatened becauseof their failure to upgrade Raydale Park to the required standard. But now it has...
Murder or Suicide? ; the Accused: Brian Kearney Arrives at the Court Yesterday Accompanied by His Daughter, Aoife
Byline: SANDRA MURPHY IT was, as with every other in this dramatic murder trial, an emotiveday. But with the jury expected to begin considering its verdict today, the closingstages of the trial of Brian Kearney for the murder of his wife, Siobhan,...
My Life Expectancy Is 31. I'm 29. So That's Two Years of Parties, Extreme Sports and Romance. ; 1. SUPPORT: Kate with Brothers Alex, Left, and Nick, Who Are Not sufferersLOOKING 2. 2. FORWARD: Kate Is Planning a Huge Party for Her 31st Birthday. Middle Left, with Boyfriend Dan Whom She Met While Fundraising. Top, Whitewater-Rafting, and Left, Preparing to Bungee-Jump
Byline: Kate Smith YOUD hardly know I was ill if you were to look at me. I go out with myfriends, have a drink, travel, work, all the things everyone else does. But atthe back of my mind there is always a numberthe average life expectancy for someone...
Nazi Star Wars; Hitler: Said to Have Had No Interest in Astrology Louis De Wohl: Horoscopes
Byline: Tom Kelly How Britain recruited a German to second guess Hitler's astrologers (ifhe had any ...) IN the battle against Hitler, he was one of the more unlikely figures - aGerman astrologer who claimed he could predict the Fuhrer's war...
NHS Has Its Faults, but Remember the Bad Old Days; Sandy Fraser: The NHS Is a Vast Improvement on the Years When His Mother Janet (Inset) Was a GP
I CAN understand some of the vitriolic comment that GPs' hours andpayment is attracting. After all, it's only part of human nature. My late younger brother and I grew up in the 1930s and 1940s. Our mother was asingle-handed GP who practised as a...
No One Knew about Hannah's Heart Problem until It Killed Her. Now a New Test Could Save Many Other Young Lives
Byline: ADRIAN MONTI SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Hannah Turberville and her family had just enjoyed afantastic skiing holiday in the French Alps. On their last night, Hannah, hertwin Lucy, brother Oliver, eight, and parents Katy and Chris went out for ameal...
No Wounds of Christ ; 1. Lifting the Lid: The Moment When Bishop DAmbrosio Prised Open the Controversial Saints Coffin 2. Well Preserved: His Nails Looked as If He Has Just Had a Manicure 3. Padre Pio: More Italians Prayed to Him Than the Virgin Mary or Jesus
Byline: NICK PISA THE debate within the Catholic Church over Padre Pio has been reignitedafter the Vatican exhumed his body and said it found no traces of stigmata. The mystical monkwho caused consternation for many insiders in Rome because...
Only a Baby - but Noah Has Beaten Death Three Times; Struggle: Noah Yuill in Hospital Happy at Home: Now Noah Is Looking Forward to His First Birthday
Byline: Ewan Aiton RUNNING around his parents' living room, he looks like any othertenmonth-old baby. There is little sign that Noah Yuill has been at death's door three times - andhas defied overwhelming odds to survive. Noah was born with...
Ouch! How I Trained with Lewis and Lost; No Pain, No Gain: Sportsmail's Jonathan McEvoy Feels the Burn during Training with Lewis Hamilton
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY WHEN you have to withstand an hour and a half at break-neck speed in amotor racing cockpit at up to 50 degrees Celsius, it's a good idea to be inpeak physical condition. Yesterday, at McLaren's futuristic headquarters...
Our Slothful Government Seems to Have No Real Purpose
Byline: richard waghorne PRIME ministerLord Salisbury,whenever someonesuggested hemightintroduce some change or other,liked to reply patiently but things are bad enough as they are. Thoughofadifferentpolitical hue, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannermanassuccessorwassimilarly...
Permtastic! ; See End of Story
Byline: AMANDA PLATELL YOU CAN mock her white leather jacket, giggle at her electric bluemascara and wonder how those off-the-shoulder tops ever stay on, but theres onething you have to credit DI Alex Drake with, and thats the Return of the Perm....
PERMTASTIC! Setting a Trend: Keeley Hawes Meg Ryan Kylie Minogue Bombshell: Amanda Goes Blonde Back to Black: It Wasn't a Lasting Look Give Us a Wave: Amanda at Wimbledon Working Girl: Amanda Tames the Frizz BEFORE: Amanda with Her Sleek, Modern-Day Hairdo AFTER: The Easy-to-Create Noughties Perm Is a Winning Style Barbra Streisand Glenn Close Linda Lusardi Nicole Kidman Anthea Turner ...and Finally, Cher
Byline: Amanda Platell YOU CAN mock her white leather jacket, giggle at her electric bluemascara and wonder how those off-the-shoulder tops ever stay on, but there'sone thing you have to credit DI Alex Drake with, and that's the Return of thePerm....