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Articles from December 13, 2007

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10,000 Truants a Day; Skipping Class: Truancy Cases Have Risen by 7,000 in 12 Months
Byline: Graham Grant TEN thousand pupils miss school each day in Scotland because of truancy,exclusion or family holidays, shocking new figures show. On any one day, an average of 5,600 are playing truant while another 3,600 areon holiday and...
A Farm Shop? We've Got a Farm School! Class Act: Headmistress Anne Miller and the Refurbished Cowshed Which Now Holds Two Classrooms. Above: Pupils Play Football around the Sheep on Her Old Vegetable Patch
Byline: LUKE SALKELD THE once-derelict cowshed is the classroom, the farmyard is now aconcrete playground and the old vegetable patch is the football pitch. Welcome to Hollyfields, the school in the middle of a working dairy farm. And, with...
Ahern Got [Pounds Sterling]5k from a Friend He Barely Knew, Tribunal Hears; 1. Barry English: Went with the Flow 2. Paddy the Plasterer Reilly: Told the Tribunal of Dig-Out for Bertie
Byline: PETRINA VOUSDEN THE TAOISEACHS claim that he got cash dig-outs totalling [pounds sterling]38,000 took afurther battering yesterday when one of the good friends who say they gave himthe money admitted he hardly knew the Taoiseach at the time....
A Record 29.3m of Us Are Working
Byline: Simon Duke EMPLOYMENT levels have soared to a record high as more pensioners returnto the workforce. As life expectancy increases, more older people than ever before have decidedto prolong their careers. That has pushed total employment...
Are Wind Farms a Boon or Wasteful Blight?
IN A country defined by its industrial heritage, I'm surprised somepeople object to wind farms. The countryside has largely been safe from the folly of the populace, but wherewe have encroached, we haven't so much conquered nature as beaten it to...
ARSENAL MISS TOP SPOT; Easy Does It: Nicklas Bendtner Tucks Away Arsenal's Second Goal Last Night
Byline: MATT BARLOW THERE were no laundry baskets and the only woolly hats were there tobeat the cold but Arsene Wenger's touchline ban could not stop Arsenal's returnto winning ways. Wenger had no need to stretch to Jose Mourinho's extreme stunts...
Baby Died 'After Mother Had F Ight with Boyfriend'; Distraught: Alexis's Mother, Ilona Matheson Sheach Mark Simpson: Left at Home with Baby Alexis after a Row
Byline: Pamela Owen A SIX-WEEK-OLD baby girl whose death is being investigated by police wasleft alone with her teenage mother's new boyfriend after a row, it emerged lastnight. Alexis Matheson died after being taken to hospital from the house...
Baker Murdered in Tea Break Row; Tragedy: Steven McArdle with His Children Chloe and Steven
Byline: Wilma Riley A BAKERY worker who stabbed a young father-of-two through the heart in arow over tea breaks was convicted of murder yesterday. Paul Steadward showed no emotion as the jury returned a majority verdict. Hefaces a life sentence....
Banks Inject Billions in Bid to Put Brakes on Global Credit Crisis
Byline: JOE DOWNES THE worlds leading central banks dramatically intervened yesterday tostop the credit crunch from spiralling out of control. The banks announced a plan to flood the money markets with tens of billions ofdollars to help ease...
Banks' [Pounds Sterling]55bn 'Isn't Enough'
Byline: Sam Fleming THE first co-ordinated central bank action since the September 11attacks drew a muted response from markets as cash-starved lenders called foreven deeper intervention. The US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the European...
Battle Tank Unaware of Her Comic Potential
Byline: Quentin Letts NOT much to report from yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions, whereGordon Brown was again teased by David Cameron and again resented the youngTory leader's attacks very much indeed. He snapped at Mr Cameron for concentrating...
BATTLING BEANS; from This Day Fourth: Sharpe Star Sean Bean and Georgina Sutcliffe
Byline: Alison Boshoff SEAN BEAN'S mum, Rita, is overjoyed. She is preparing to attend herson's wedding to his girlfriend, Georgina Sutcliffe, later this month inLondon. The fact that this will be the fourth time that Rita Bean has found herself...
BBC 'Asked Playwright to Criticise the Queen and Maggie for TV Obituaries'; the Queen: BBC Row
Byline: Paul Revoir A LEADING Left-wing playwright claimed yesterday he was asked tocriticise the Queen and Baroness Thatcher for their BBC obituaries. Sir David Hare, author of Via Dolorosa and Stuff Happens, said he wasapproached to provide...
Beauty Confidential
Byline: ELSA McALONAN PARTY PREP IF YOUR hair looks good, you feel goodand with a little inside knowledge, it's amazing what you can do with a sparklyclip and a can of glitter hairspray. Here the country's top stylists sharetheir best tips for...
Bert, the Boys and Myself Want You to Have This ; Yapping: Dermot Carew
Byline: CHRIS PARKIN BARROOM yapping among friends of BertBertie Ahern as he is known to the publicallegedly led to the Taoiseach being given [pounds sterling]16,500 by friends in 1994. Four close acquaintances of the then finance minister apparently...
BG Bubbles on Brazilian Buzz
Byline: Geoff Foster IT WAS a case of light the touch paper and stand clear as shares of oiland gas explorer BG Group gushed to 1128p in early trading on a hefty turnoverof 21m before closing 4p better at 1083p. Rumours of stakebuilding by the...
Bhoy Wonder Getting Up to Speed at Last; Quick Learner: McGeadys Hattrick and Extra Pace Which Got Falkirks Darren Barr Sent off Is Proof of His Improvement Pics: SNS/PA
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN THE league titles and Champions League campaigns already stand as atestimony to Gordon Strachans managerial achievements. The day may arrive, however, when the Celtic coach considers that his greatestsatisfaction derived...
Big Bank Bail-Out; Change of Heart: Mervyn King
Byline: Sam Fleming CENTRAL banks across the world have dramatically united to try to averta global recession. The Bank of England has joined the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European CentralBank and their counterparts in Canada and Switzerland...
Body Is Found in River after Four-Day Search; Fears: James Burke Is Missing
Byline: PAT FLYNN A BODY was recovered from a river yesterday following a four-day searchfor a young man who has been missing since Sunday. The discovery was made in the River Fergus in Co. Clare shortly before middayat the rear of the Aldi store...
BREE LIVING IN THE FAST LANE ; Bree: Set Fit Hungary
ANDREW BREE is living the American dream and hoping it will amount tothe reality of a medal in Beijing. Bree, based at University of Tennessee,knows what it takes to win a medal on the international swimming stage, havingwon 200 metres breaststroke...
Brown: Mccarthys Staying Put for Now
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS legend John Brown has advised Ireland Under 19 s star JamesMcCarthy to make helping Hamilton Academical win the Scottish First Divisiontitle his main ambition over the next six months. The approach of a transfer...
Brown Says We Are Winning War against Taliban; Afghan Front: Anti-Taliban Fighter
Byline: Matthew Hickley GORDON Brown sought to relaunch Britain's military mission inAfghanistan yesterday amid growing concerns that the 38-nation alliance isfacing failure in its efforts to rebuild the war-ravaged country. The Prime Minister...
Budget Airline F Liers May Get an Extra 2in Legroom; *Airlines Measure Legroom as Seat Pitch - the Distance from the Front of the Seat to the Back of the Seat in Front
Byline: Jenny Hope BUDGET airlines could be forced to give crowded passengers up to twoinches more legroom to improve their safety. The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee called yesterday for theminimum distance between seats to...
Campaign to Oust MPs Who Oppose a Vote on Europe; Parliament Protest: Eurosceptic MEPs Call for a Treaty Referendum Yesterday
Byline: James Chapman LABOUR and Liberal Democrat MPs in marginal seats face fierce attacks atthe next election over their refusal to back a referendum on the revised EUconstitution. Millions of leaflets will be sent to voters in the constituencies...
Canoe Man's Sons 'Call in Lawyers for Police Interviews'; above Left: Anthony Darwin with His Mother Anne. above Right: John Darwin Mark Darwin: Collected Belongings from His Flat
Byline: Paul Sims, Arthur Martin THE sons of 'back from the dead' canoeist John Darwin are refusing toco-operate with detectives and have instructed solicitors to be present whenthey are interviewed by them, police sources said last night. Officers...
Capello Is in the Money; Ready for Lift-Off: Capello Leaves Heathrow after Three Hours of Meetings with FA Officials
Byline: MATT LAWTON FABIO CAPELLO agreed to become England's new coach last night in a dealthat will see him earn even more than Sven Goran Eriksson. FA chief executive Brian Barwick believes he has secured the services of a'world-class manager'...
Cargo of the Living Dead
Byline: Christopher Hudson LOUIS ASA-ASA was 13 when his happiness ended. One day, warriorsconverged on his home far from the sea. They set fire to the huts, killing andcapturing villagers. He escaped into the forest, the only child to survive....
Cash-Strapped Schools Face Losing Their Water; Kenny: No Joined-Up Thinking
Byline: IAN CAREY THOUSANDS of children face the prospect of going to school in buildingswithout running water, it emerged yesterday. With cash-strapped schools being hit with bills for water charges of up toe24,000, supplies may be cut off,...
Celebrities, Take Your Partners for Jigs and Reels. 1. Kitted Out: Fair Citys Amy OSullivan Ready to Strut Her Stuff 2. Dance Class: Left to Right, at the Back: Jon Kenny, Eoin Murphy and Amy OSullivan. Front: Damien Farrelly, Amanda Brunker and Michael Lyster
Byline: ANDREA MCCULLAGH THE latest recruits to RT s Celebrity JigsN Reels were unveiled to the public yesterday. But with the exception of former model Amanda Brunker, GAA broadcasting supremoMichael Lyster and comedian Jon Kenny, viewers will...
CHEMISTS TO SELL THE PILLTO UNDER-16s
Byline: James Chapman GIRLS under 16 could soon be able to get the contraceptive Pill fromtheir chemist without a prescription. Unveilingthecontroversial plan,HealthMinisterLord Darzi said pharmacists would be given the green light to dispensethe...
Child Poverty Trap 'Is Worse Than the 1950s'
POOR children are less likely to escape their parents' class than theywere in the 1950s, a devastating study reveals today. Class divisions in Britain have deepened and are now among the most entrenchedin the world, it claims. Despite billions...
Christmas SUPERMAN
Byline: Tom Mitchelson MEN HAVEN'T a clue when it comes to Christmas. It's a festival designedfor children and run by women. We men are merely bystanders. We know that. Infact, we're happy with it that way. We are allotted a small role in theproceedings:...
Clark's Photo Finish; Cold War Romance: Clark Gable and Gene Tierney Filming in England
Byline: CHARLES LEGGE QUESTION Did Clark Gable make a film at Mullion Cove in Cornwall? IN NEVER Let Me Go (1953), Clark Gable played one of his last romantic roles,U.S. journalist Philip Sutherland, who falls in love with Marya Lamarkina,...
Classy McGeady Aided by Appliance of Science; Unstoppable: Paul Hartley Hails Celtic Winger Aiden McGeady after He Ripped Falkirk to Pieces with a Fantastic Hat-Trick on Tuesday at Celtic Park
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN THE league titles and Champions League campaigns already stand as atestimony to Gordon Strachan's managerial achievements. The day may arrive, however, when the Celtic manager considers that hisgreatest satisfaction derived...
Clinging on, the Sole Survivor in a One-Horse Town; Attraction: Rocky in His Tank Yesterday
Byline: George Mair AT only one inch long, Rocky the seahorse has survived against all theodds. He was born along with almost 300 other seahorses in February as part of abreeding programme to help replenish stocks of the endangered species. ...
Clogthorpe Council's Little Christmas Box
Byline: Keith Waterhouse SHORTLY before its mass arrest for being drunk and disorderly in theClogthorpe Council VIP car parking facility, formerly the market square, theDistrict Council's Ways & Means Committee assembled behind closed doors...
Club Owners Clamp Down on Cocaine; Robbie Fox: Has Warned Customers
Byline: ANDREA MCCULLAGH NIGHTCLUB bosses say they are to take a tough line against drug dealersand users in the wake of Katy Frenchs death. The owners of Renards, Lillies and Krystle have all vowed to stamp out anypresence of drugs in their...
Cork Rebels Meet over Peace Deal; Seeing Red: James Masters Is among the Cork Players Considering Strike Action Pic:INPHO
HOPES WERE raised yesterday that a resolution to the strike impasse inCork could be found. It is believed that the Cork County Board are to opentalks immediately, having extended an invite to the players after the executivemet on Tuesday night. ...
Council House OAPs Will Be Bribed to Move out to the Country; Proposals: Yvette Cooper
Byline: Steve Doughty PENSIONERS will be encouraged to give up council houses in the citiesand move to the country, ministers said yesterday. The elderly will be paid cash and helped to move, so that their homes can begiven to families. Labour...
Courts Are Left in Crisis over Penalty Points Fiasco
Byline: Ian Carey OVERSTRETCHED district courts are in crisis as they cannot deal with themassive scale of penalty point offenders, it emerged yesterday. Five years after penalty points were introduced to reduce the volume of drivingoffences...
DEATH OF THE SCOTTISH PUB; Closing Time: Pubs Are under Pressure
Byline: Stuart Nicolson SCOTLAND'S traditional pubs face being driven to the wall by draconianincreases in costs for landlords. Plans unveiled yesterday will see them faced with licence fees of up to 44times the present rate. Many bars are...
Did Unity Mitford Have Hitler's Love Child? My Friend the Fuhrer: Unity with Hitler in the Thirties - She Was Said to Be Smitten by Him
Byline: Nick McDermott SHE became so enamoured of Adolf Hitler during her trips to Germany inthe 1930s that British secret intelligence described her as 'more Nazi than theNazis'. Unity Mitford was even once called 'a perfect specimen of Aryan...
Donna Suspect Died from Overdose in Custody
Byline: GEORGINA O'HALLORAN THE chief suspect in the fatal shooting of young mother Donna Clearydied in Garda custody from a methadone overdose, an inquest heard yesterday. Drug addict Dwayne Foster, 24, was arrested with six others after he...
Dublin Takes a Dip after Feds Small Interest Cut
SHARES on the Dublin market edged lower yesterday, after the U. S.Federal Reserve disappointed the markets with only a 25 basis point cut indollar interest rates. The ISEQ index of Irish shares closed 12.50 points lower at 7,301.00 Investorsin markets...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: Ephraim Hardcastle MAVERICK ex-diplomat Craig Murray calculates that Gordon Brown's'retreat from Basra' announcement has been made 'at least seven different timesover eight months'. As for us 'taking Musa Qala [a district in Helmand province]...
Every One a Little Hero
SOME have battled rare illnesses or endured crippling injuries. Othershave selflessly devoted themselves to caring for their loved ones, or saved aparent's life. But the one thing uniting the 11 children honoured yesterday was theiroutstanding bravery...
Fergie Boys Have Enough in Reserve; Top Man: Pique (Left) Heads United in Front
Byline: IAN LADYMAN ROMA 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 MANCHESTER United will hope they are not required to return to Rome in the nearfuture, given the dangers that lurk for visiting supporters among the dark anddangerous approaches to the Olympic Stadium....
Ferry Seaman Is Cleared of Killing Three Men on Yacht; the 37,500-Ton Pride of Bilbao and the Yachtsmen Who Drowned, from Left, Rupert Saunders, James Meaby and Jason Downer Michael Hubble: Taped
Byline: Colin Fernandez A SEAMAN accused of killing three amateur sailors when a car ferryallegedly hit their yacht was cleared of manslaughter yesterday. Michael Hubble, 62, was watch officer on board the 37,500-ton Pride of Bilbaowhen the ship...
Firebrand Feminist Fights for Life; Vigil: June Levine Fighting for Her Life
Byline: Leah McDonald PROMINENT Irish feminist June Levine was last night fighting for herlife in a Dublin hospital. The Dublin writer was admitted after falling ill at her home in Ranelagh. The feministfirebrand , who was instrumental in...
Found, the Body's Chemical Key to Switch off Jet Lag; Plane Tired: Flying Hits Body Clock
Byline: David Derbyshire A KEY chemical switch that turns a person's internal body clock on - andtells us when to wake, eat and sleep - has been discovered by researchers. They say the findings could lead to treatments for jet lag and other serioussleep...
Gabbidon Gift Thrills Everton; (1) Fired Up: Cole Slams the Ball Home to Give West Ham an Early Lead but Hammers Manager Curbishley (Left) Ended Up Fuming at His Defenders (2) Yak Attack: Yakubu Seals Victory after the Mix-Up between Gabbidon and Green (Bleow)
Byline: SIMON CASS WEST HAM UNITED 1 EVERTON 2 EVERTON booked their place in the Carling Cup semi-finals after a calamitouspiece of defending gifted Aiyegbeni Yakubu a late winner at Upton Park lastnight. Having looked solid all night at the...
'Golden Sacks' Workers Share [Pounds Sterling]9bn in Bonuses
Byline: Karl West BANKERS at Goldman Sachs are to share a record bonus pool of [pounds sterling]9bn - withdozens of senior partners in the London operation pocketing up to [pounds sterling]5millioneach. The bank, nicknamed Golden Sacks for the...
Gue Who's Who
1. Which curvaceous TV chef has not only a husband, but also a brotherand a father in the 2008 Who's Who? 2. Which aristocratic former lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, born in 1934,still appears in the 2008 Who's Who despite having been sought...
Happy Hampers!
Byline: MISHAAL KHAN FORTNUM AND MASON, THE MERCHANT HAMPER, [pounds sterling]100 Country biscuit selection 400g, peppermint infusion 25 bags, milk chocolatethins 195g, Piccadilly Blend tea 250g, strawberry preserve 340g, St JamesChristmas pudding...
Harmison Shows He's Still a Force; (1) Doing Harm Again: Steve Harmison Celebrates His Return to Wicket-Taking Form (2) No Alarm: Vaughan Stays Unbeaten to Close of Play
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN STEVE HARMISON clenched his fist and let out a mighty roar as he tookthe wicket which not only brought Sri Lanka's monumental innings to an end but,perhaps, proved both to his doubters and even himself that he has overcome asignificant...
Harmison Shows He's Still a Force; (1) No Alarm: Vaughan Stays Unbeaten to Close of Play (2) Doing Harm Again: Steve Harmison Celebrates His Return to Wicket-Taking Form
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN STEVE HARMISON clenched his fist and let out a mighty roar as he tookthe wicket which not only brought Sri Lanka's monumental innings to an end but,perhaps, proved both to his doubters and even himself that he has overcome asignificant...
Hutchings Looking for Fresh Challenge
Byline: SIMON JONES CHRIS HUTCHINGS is ready to step back into football a month after beingsacked by Wigan. Hutchings, who was in charge for 12 matches, turned down potential jobsimmediately after his dismissal but is now set to take 'the right...
Ike Turner, Pop Music Monster, Dies at 76; Tempestuous: Ike and Tina Turner at the Height of Their Fame
Byline: David Gardner IKE Turner, the musician notorious for his abusive marriage to TinaTurner, died yesterday at 76. He passed away at his home near San Diego, California, following arollercoaster career that spanned more than five decades....
Im Not a Fit Hissy-Type of Person ; Junes December Turn: Shes Treading the Boards This Christmas in Jack and the Beanstalk
Byline: Patrice Harrington JUNE Rodgers walks into the rehearsal studio carrying her bulky make-upbag and declares in an exaggerated Dublin accent: Right, so. Lets talk about meBotox and me private life. We find an empty dance studio, or stoodio...
IRELAND CAN SAY ABIG NO FOR THE WHOLE OF EUROPE; Brussels Bureaucracy: President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso
Byline: RICHARD WAGHORNE AS IF the Government was not expecting enough trouble next yearand the list of difficulties already includes the Mahon Tribunal, a Taoiseachvisibly nearing the end of his career, and a slowing economy with a deepeningdeficit...
Isaac Bickerstaffe
* AS THE No to Lisbon campaign launches today, the Greens areconspicuous by their absence from the front lines. Looks like the formerlyEurosceptical Greens are converting en masse to the Governments pro-Europeline. In past referendums, the Greens have...
IT'S A ROCKET HORROR SHOW; Euro Hopes Crash and Burn: Lyon Striker Govou Celebrates after Firing Home the Opener (Top) but Darcheville Blew a Great Chance to Send Rangers through (Far Left) before Benzema's Killer Second (Centre). the Ibrox Sub Then Completed His Night of Misery by Seeing Red Late in the Game (Left)
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS 0 LYON 3 SIDNEY GOVOU and Karim Benzema pitched Rangers out of the Champions Leagueunder the Ibrox floodlights last nightand fellow Frenchman Jean-Claude Darcheville will still be reliving hisnightmare when he wakes...
It's Still Golden Sacks for Top City Earners
THERE are pockets of festive cheer in the Square Mile despite the creditcrunch which has pummelled confidence and threatens profits at some of the mostillustrious City banks. Goldman Sachs staff are in line to share a record [pounds sterling]9bn...
Johnson Pulling the Strings at FA
Byline: CHARLES SALE THERE is increasing comment inside and outside Soho Square about theamount of influence on FA matters now wielded by Simon Johnson, whose directorof corporate affairs job title does not reflect his workload. Johnson, a former...
Kicked out of His Job, the Councillor Who Dared to Defy Billionaire Trump; Dune and Gloom: Protesters outside Yesterday's Council Meeting in Aberdeen Sacked: Martin Ford, Who Used His Casting Vote Hopeful: U.S. Tycoon Donald Trump
Byline: Jennifer Sugden THE councillor whose casting vote almost scuppered U.S. billionaireDonald Trump's plans for a world class golf resort in Scotland was sackedyesterday. Martin Ford was stripped of his role as chairman of Aberdeenshire Council'sinfrastructure...
King of Brokers Shows He Has a Heart for Giving; Michael Spencer: Icap's Boss Says Volatility's Good for Business
Byline: Alex Brummer THESE are white knuckle times for many people in the City. But not forMichael Spencer, the ebullient boss of the money broking and derivativestrading outfit Icap. 'Volatility is good for business,' Spencer declares. 'We...
KNIFE ATTACKS PUT SPOTLIGHT ON ITALY AGAIN; Trouble: Italian Police Prepare for the Worst While United's Fans Try to Make the Best of It
Byline: IAN LADYMAN ROMA 1 MANCHESTER UTD 1 A16-YEAR-OLD boy was among five Manchester United fans stabbed by Romasupporters ahead of last night's Champions League clash. Trouble erupted an hour before the game outside the Olympic Stadium...
Kremlin Cracks Down to Exploit Brown's 'Weakness'
Byline: Will Stewart BRITISH relations with Russia worsened dramatically last night. The Kremlin ordered the closure of all British Council operations outsideMoscow as part of the continuing row over the murder of exile AlexanderLitvinenko last...
Labour Plans Less Cash for Anglicans but More for Islam
Byline: Ian Drury PLANS to scrap funding for priests while putting more money intoteaching Islamic studies provoked a fierce reaction last night. The Church of England condemned 'incredibly damaging' cuts of up to [pounds sterling]1.5milliona...
Let's Do It Again; All Full Stretch: But Cockerill Thinks Leicester Can Repeat Their 1997 Win
Byline: CHRIS FOY RICHARD COCKERILL is preparing the modern-day Tigers to follow his classof 1997 into the testing arena in Toulouse on Sunday, confident that they canmake history repeat itself. The former England hooker, now in charge of the...
Liverpool Ready for Giant Test
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS THE relief was evident enough as the pilot's 'well done' over the publicaddress system sparked a spontaneous burst of applause aboard Liverpool'sflight home from Marseille early yesterday. Rafa Benitez had hailed his side's...
MAGUIRE FLYING THE SALTIRE; Maguire: Last Scot
Byline: DAVID KENT WHEN Stephen Maguire's superb return to form last season ultimatelyended in disappointment at the Crucible, the Glaswegian was comforted by theworld title at least going back to Scotland. In his biggest tournament since May's...
MAGUIRE STAGGERS THROUGH; Maguire: Unhappy
Byline: DAVID KENT STEPHEN MAGUIRE brushed aside two-time world champion Mark Williams toreach the semi-finals of the Maplin UK Championship last night before declaringhis performance 'rubbish'. The Glaswegian led 5-3 before the afternoon break...
Make a Good Job of Finding the Best Boss
Byline: Linda Whitney HOW CAN you choose which is the best employer, in order to get the bestpossible job? 'An employer that suits one person might not suit another,' saysPaul Armstrong of recruitment consultancy Penna. 'The only way to find outwhich...
Mayo Stars Were Left in Dark on Grants Row
Byline: SHANE MCGRATH ON THE day the Gaelic Players Association officially called off theirstrike action, Conor Mortimer created confusion about last weeks extraordinaryoutburst from the Mayo county board over grants. Mortimer suggestedMayo players...
McCARTHY STAYING PUT FOR A TITLE PUSH; Cup Shock: McCarthy Scores against Killie
Byline: PETER JARDINE RANGERS legend John Brown has advised teenage star James McCarthy tomake helping Hamilton Accies win the First Division title the ceiling of hisambitions for the next six months. The approach of the January transfer window...
Mckay Claims Lee Has Had It Too Easy
ANDY LEE was left fuming yesterday when his Irish title rival JasonMcKay questioned his heart and stamina ahead of their clash at the NationalStadium in Dublin this Saturday night. The undefeated Lee is confident of scoring the 14th consecutive...
Ministers 'Break Asylum Promise to Iraqi Workers'
MINISTERS are 'wriggling out' of their pledge to provide sanctuary toIraqi interpreters who risked their lives to work with British forces, criticsclaim. The Government promised earlier this year that the Iraqis - who have beensubject to death threats...
Motoring Groups Threaten Boycott of Electronic Tolls ; Paying Enough: Mr Quinn
Byline: HELEN BRUCE MOTORING and consumer groups yesterday threatened to boycottbarrier-free tolling on the M50 if the scheme goes ahead. The National Roads Authority proposes to remove toll barriers and replace themwith electronic tollingbut...
Mr Brown, Europe and an Exquisite Example of Having One's Cake and NOT Eating It
Byline: Stephen Glover GORDON BROWN has told us innumerable times that the new European Treaty,which will be signed today, is 'good for Britain'. He has brushed aside thejudgment of almost every European leader that the treaty is pretty wellindistinguishable...
My Battle with Alzheimer's, by Fantasy Writer Terry Pratchett; Best-Seller: Terry Pratchett Joked to His Fans: 'I Am Not Dead.' Support: Pratchett's Wife Lyn
Byline: Colin Fernandez TERRY Pratchett has revealed that he has Alzheimer's disease. The best-selling fantasy author told fans he has developed a rare early onsetform of the debilitating brain condition, which had caused an earlier stroke. ...
New Group Urges No to EU Treaty; Treaty Opposition: Declan Ganley of No to Lisbon
AS BERTIE Ahern joins other EU leaders in Lisbon today to sign thecontroversial EU Reform Treaty, a group is being launched in Dublin to urge aNo vote when it is put to the Irish people. Despite the Taoiseachs eagerness to push the pacta repackaging...
No Justice in Water Charges for Schools
NOTHING about water charges for schools makes sense. Water is a stateservice, as are schools, yet many principals find they simply cannot meet thebills. When one arm of the state is charging another for services it cannotafford, something has gone...
Not So Divine Intervention
Byline: LUCY FARNDON CONSTRUCTIVE and imaginative was how the British Bankers' Associationdescribed it. Others might use the word terrifying. The unprecedented act of unity between central banks in the UK, US, Europe,Canada and Switzerland to...
Not Started Your Shopping Yet? Never Fear We've Got Gift Ideas for All the Family (and Every Pocket)
Byline: PRIMMIE BROOMFIELD, LIZ HEMMINGS, CANDY CHANNING Mum Tea-for-two set [pounds sterling]25, Whittard of Chelsea, 0800 015 4395 Twin kitchen timer [pounds sterling]10, www.colloco.co.uk Magimix [pounds sterling]189.99, cook shops nationwide,...
Number's Up for Rank Final Dividend Pay
Byline: Tamsin Brown RANK has scrapped its final dividend payment in the latest of a stringof blows for battered shareholders. The bingo and casino operator tried to reassure investors on its future, sayingit expected to continue to operate within...
On Doctors Orders. as Medicine to Beat U.S. Prohibition ; 1. Plain Crazy: A New York Barman Pulls a Medicinal Guinness at a Party to Mark the Repeal of Prohibition a Year after McMullens Visit 2. the Dry Law: Illegal Beer Is Poured Away in the America of the 1920s
Byline: HELEN BRUCE IN THE United States in 1932, Prohibition banned the production,transportation and sale of alcohol. How could Guinness, cut off from its huge expat market, get around the hatedVolstead Act? It would take Irish cunning on an...
Ordeal of Taxi Driver Accused of Being Racist; Accusations: James Young, 71
Byline: Kurt Bayer A TAXI driver was locked in a police cell for 12 hours after two whitepassengers accused him of using racist language. James Young, 71, was said to have used derogatory terms for people of Pakistaniand Chinese origin. But...
Parachute Is No Help for the Pain; (1) Another Close Call: Lyon Star Juninho Beats the Rangers Wall but Strikes Allan McGregor's Crossbar with One of His Trademark Free-Kicks (2) Down and Out: Barry Ferguson Slumps to the Ground in Despair as Rangers Crash out of the Champions League
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN ONE DAY in the future, Rangers may well be able to look back on thisChampions League campaign as one of achievement. One day. This morning, the fourth seeds in Group E will struggle to convince themselvesthat finishing thirdand...
Passport Pantomime
IS THERE no category of human being who can't get through our bordercontrols, we're asked (Letters). I seem to fit that category. Back in June, I applied for a new passport, as my previous one had long-sinceexpired. I filled in the forms with all...
Phone That Will Ensure Your Lunch Isn't Lost in Translation; Discreet: How the New Service Will Work
Byline: David Derbyshire ORDERING food from a menu written in a foreign language can be anunnerving - and risky - business. When you fancy something simple, such as a hearty steak followed by a helpingof ice cream, you really don't want the waiter...
Pique Finds Ideal Way to Prove Point; Top Man: Pique (Left) Heads United in Front
Byline: IAN LADYMAN MANCHESTER United narrowly failed to become only the fourth team inChampions League history to win all six of their group games here last night. A first-half goal from defender Gerard Pique seemed set to give Sir AlexFerguson's...
Police Pay: Is This the Battle to Fight?
WHY have ministers chosen to pick a fight with the police over a payrise that would cost mere peanuts by Labour's standards? This is theGovernment, remember, that has committed [pounds sterling]29billion of taxpayers' money - andcounting - to guarantee...
[Pounds Sterling]50m of Lottery Cash to Link Up Cycle Paths
Byline: Luke Salkeld A BUILDING project which will link up thousands of miles of pathways andcycle routes has won a [pounds sterling]50million lottery handout. The biggest lottery grant to be awarded by public vote will go to Sustrans:Connect2,...
Pride of a Puma Is Stirring in Contepomi
Byline: SHANE McGRATH THE IRB tried to settle one of the most patron-ising debates in worldrugby recently. The board produced a list of recommendations after a think-in,one of which was the full integration of Argentina into the internationalcalendar....
Progress? No, Its Just a Tax on the Elderly ; -
Byline: MARY CARR ITS PROBABLY a struggle for anyone under the age of 60 to recall whenthey last wrote a cheque. Ten years ago cheques would flutter from my bag like confetti. These days I usethem mainly to pay for piano lessons or plumbers....
Put Morality to One Side, the Truth Is Torture Simply Does Not Work; Civil Rights Protesters Demonstrate Waterboarding Techniques
Byline: Michael Burleigh LIKE falling, drowning is one of mankind's primal fears. It is the basicprinciple behind the torture technique called 'waterboarding', pioneered in theDutch East Indies in the 16th century. More recently, it was used...
QUEEN VICTORIA; Four-Year Cycle: Victoria Pendleton Is Heading for Beijing, Determined to Make Up for Her Athens Failure
Byline: NEIL WILSON DISAPPOINTMENT does not come close to expressing Victoria Pendleton'semotions at the 2004 Olympic Games. 'Ashamed, embarrassed, close todepression,' she said. She thought she would win a medal but came ninth. 'I wanted to...
Question Mark over Oconnell Comeback
Byline: EDWARD NEWMAN PAUL OCONNELLS scheduled return has been further delayed as the Munsterand Ireland lock forward struggles to cope with a back injury that couldpotentially sideline him for the rest of the season. At the announcement of Munsters...
Question Marks over PM's Pension Lifeline
Byline: Daniel Martin GORDON Brown could announce within days a rescue package for thousandsof pensioners whose employers went bust. The Prime Minister said he is 'confident' the Government can guarantee 90 percent of the pensions for the 125,000...