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Articles from February 20, 2009

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3i's Desperate Dash for More Cash
THE credit crisis is proving to be a neverending source of ignominy for 3i. Britain's oldest private equity group has now been reduced to scrabbling around for cash in a bid to whittle down its debts. Just weeks after ousting boss Philip Yea,...
5,803 Claimed Tax Exile Last Year at a Loss of [Euro]175m to the Economy
Byline: Aiden Corkery ALMOST 6,000 Irish people claiming tax exile status could be costing the Exchequer as much as b175 million a year in lost revenue. The calculation was made by the Labour Party after the Revenue Commissioners yesterday revealed...
A British Country Pub Is My Idea of Heaven. but Now Big Brother Is Invading Even This Sacred Sanctum
Byline: TOM UTLEY MY IDEA of heaven on Earth is the traditional country pub, the most potent symbol of everything I love about this sceptred isle. Ideally, it should be at least a couple of centuries old, with low ceilings and gnarled oak beams....
A Golden Ticket for Survival; SPL2 Moves a Step Closer as Gold Vows It Will Save Full-Time Football; Gold Insists SPL2 Can Help Clubs Survive
Byline: PETER JARDINE THE much-hyped SPL2 moved a step closer last night, with SPL executive chairman Lex Gold warning it is the only way to save full-time football in Scotland. After a protracted legal battle dragging on for more than two years,...
A Grouch You Can't Resist
Byline: by Christopher Tookey Gran Torino (15A) Verdict: An old-fashioned star vehicle ***** Confessions Of A Shopaholic (PG) Verdict: Save your money ** CLINT EASTWOOD used to play The Man With No Name. Now, he is The Man With No Shame. In...
All Ears on the Man at the Pru; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster PRUDENTIAL's football-mad boss Mark Tucker is well aware what happened the last time the mighty insurer rolled out a hefty rights issue. It got a red card. The one-for-six cash call at 308p went down like a lead balloon in...
Andy's Pal Attacked at Knife Point
Byline: Richard Kay GLAMOROUS friend of Prince Andrew says she no longer feels safe in lawless Britain after being attacked by a crazed knifeman in an underpass at the Royal Festival Hall. Socialite Amanda Eliasch, 47, tells me she was so unnerved...
An English Country Pub Is My Idea of Heaven. but Now Big Brother Is Invading Even This Sacred Sanctum
Byline: TOM UTLEY MY IDEA of heaven on Earth is the English country pub, the most potent symbol of everything I love about this sceptred isle. Ideally, it should be at least a couple of centuries old, with low ceilings and gnarled oak beams....
Anti - Harman Bid to Leadership Plan
Byline: Benedict Brogan Political Editor GORDON BROWN'S efforts to keep a lid on leadership speculation were falling apart last night as a 'Stop Harriet Harman' campaign roared into life. Ministers moved to block the deputy leader after it emerged...
A Runaway Van Knocked My Car out of a Parking Space. for Which I Got a [Pounds Sterling]60 Ticket!
Byline: Jill McLean WHEN his parked car was hit by a runaway van, Hugh Tuckerman probably thought his day couldn't get any worse. But to add insult to injury, a parking warden promptly hit him with a [pounds sterling]60 fine after spotting that...
A Sigh of Relief, Woods Is Back
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Los Angeles HE'S back. To the relief of the sporting world in general and the Royal and Ancient game in particular, Tiger Woods will start his comeback at the Accenture Match Play Championship...
A Spanish Affair under the Almond Trees
Byline: ROBERT CARVER SACRED SIERRA (Chatto & Windus [pounds sterling]12.99) AFTER 15 years, Jason Webster felt the charm of Spain fading. An overbuilt coastline, pollution and noise drove him to buy 40 acres of scrubland and a ruined...
BAE Looks to Dominate US and UK Anti-Terror Sectors
Byline: Karl West BAE Systems is set to open a new front in counter surveillance, as it seeks US acquisitions to bolster its presence in the homeland security market. BAE, which now has 59pc of group sales in the US, wants to augment its position...
BoI Takes a Stake in UK Builder
Byline: Joe Downes BANK of Ireland is to take a stake in McCarthy and Stone, the troubled British retirement home builder to which it lent [pounds sterling]130m ([pounds sterling]147m). A deal has been struck to save the company from going under...
Books Popular Fiction; Crime
Byline: BY CARLA MCKAY THE LIAR'S DIARY BY PATRY FRANCIS (Old St Publishing [pounds sterling]7.99) ALTHOUGH this is a first novel, it was a big word-of-mouth success in the States -- and deservedly so. A psychological thriller that is redolent...
Britain's Borrowing Binge; COMMENT
Byline: by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor THE events of the last two days have knocked sterling for six. In quick succession we have hit the green button on pumping up the supply of money and been forced to recognise the mind-boggling scale of Britain's...
Burglars Are Calling While You're at Home
Byline: Simon Creer THE VAST majority of burglaries happen while families are at home - and thieves are becoming more desperate and brazen as the economic crisis worsens, according to the latest crime report. New figures show that eight out of...
Cancer Screening 'Blights Ten Lives for Every One Saved'
Byline: Daniel Martin Health Reporter THOUSANDS of women have had unnecessary surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy as a result of routine breast cancer screening, doctors warned yesterday. For each woman whose life is saved, ten healthy ones...
Carew Views Freeze as Only Threat to Villa
Byline: by NEIL MOXLEY JOHN CAREW believes the cold poses a greater threat to Aston Villa's UEFA Cup chances than CSKA Moscow do. The big Norwegian striker knows all about dropping temperatures and insists the Premier League's away-day specialists...
Caught on Film, a Deadly Blemish; Baby Diagnosed with Rare Cancer
Byline: Claire Elliot WHEN photographs showed a small white spot in Fraser Smith's eye, his parents thought it was simply the flash from the camera. But the seemingly harmless blemish was in fact a rare and deadly form of cancer. Now Kelly...
Cheer Up, Recession Can Be a Good Thing
TEN reasons to be grateful for the recession: 1. If you're single then the dole queue is the perfect pick-up spot. 'Come here often?' 'Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do.' After all, you'll have plenty in common... 2. Your degree isn't useless...
Children Nibble Their Way to a Cure for Deadly Peanut Allergy
Byline: Andrew Levy SCIENTISTS have made a dramatic breakthrough in the treatment of nut allergies which could bring relief for tens of thousands. In trials a group of children with severe peanut allergy built up a tolerance by being given tiny...
CITY SHOW OF BACKBONE; Hughes Boys Get Their Act Together on Euro Travels
Byline: IAN LADYMAN reports from Copenhagen FC COPENHAGEN 2 MANCHESTER CITY 2 MARK HUGHES' team last night discovered a little of the grit and determination they will need if they are to see out the rest of their strange season in positive fashion....
CITY SLICKERS ON THE UP; Hughes Boys Get Their Act Together on Euro Travels
Byline: IAN LADYMAN reports from Copenhagen FC COPENHAGEN 2 MANCHESTER CITY 2 Manchester airport on Wednesday MARK HUGHES' team last night discovered a little of the grit and determination they will need if they are to see out the rest of their...
Clifford Is Happy to Start out at the Top
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN WITH so many stories of player in-fighting and discontent flowing from the Stamford Bridge dressing room this troubled season, the club probably had more need for smoothtalking publicist Max Clifford than a young Dubliner,...
Collier in Firing Line
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN and CHRIS FOY DAVID COLLIER must face the ECB executive committee at Lord's today with feelings growing he will be the man to carry the can for the Allen Stanford scandal. Even though Collier is unlikely to face a hostile...
Collier in Firing Line
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN and CHRIS FOY DAVID COLLIER must face the ECB executive committee at Lord's today with feelings growing he will be the man to carry the can for the Allen Stanford scandal. Even though Collier is unlikely to face a hostile...
Collier in Firing Line
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN and CHRIS FOY DAVID COLLIER must face the ECB executive committee at Lord's today with feelings growing he will be the man to carry the can for the Allen Stanford scandal. Even though Collier is unlikely to face a hostile...
Colour: A Hair-Raising Tale; LETTERS
GOOD luck to Linda Kelsey on allowing her hair to go grey -- from someone who has been there and done that but couldn't live with the consequences. Success seems to depend on where you live and your hair's length and style. I'm 59 and started...
Connacht Chief Hits out over Burnout
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD GAA chiefs are expected to investigate claims by a top official of wholesale abuses of the newly established close season. Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has claimed in his annual report that 'a coach and four'...
Couture Is Killing Me, Says Kate
KATE WINSLET, the front-runner for the best actress Oscar statuette, says she is not willing to endure torture squeezing into some high-fashion gown. 'I'm going for 100 per cent comfort,' the 33-year-old actress told me. 'There's no way I could...
Couture Is Killing Me, Says Kate
Byline: Baz Bamigboye KATE WINSLET, the front-runner for the best actress Oscar statuette, will be going for comfort rather than torture as far as frocks are concerned. 'I'm going for 100 per cent comfort,' the 33-year-old actress told me. ...
Critics' Choice
CLEOPATRA, Ch4 ONE of Hollywood's most fabulous failures, this over-the-top love story still qualifies as epic entertainment. It comes complete with Elizabeth Taylor's spectacular entry into Rome, a dry script and the love affair between Taylor...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: CLEOPATRA, 10.20am, Ch4 ONE of Hollywood's most fabulous failures, this OTT love story still qualifies as epic entertainment. It comes complete with Elizabeth Taylor's spectacular entry into Rome, a dry...
CRITICS' CHOICE; TV Previews
Byline: by SOPHIE HEATH Five FILM: CLEOPATRA, 10.20am, Ch4 ONE of Hollywood's most fabulous failures, this OTT love story still qualifies as epic entertainment. It comes complete with Elizabeth Taylor's spectacular entry into Rome, a dry script...
Csaba Reckons It's a Bit Rich of Saints to Moan
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN CSABA LASZLO has told St Mirren to stop blaming Hearts for their selfimposed fixture pile-up -- because they could have avoided playing two games in under 48 hours by refusing to take the Sky TV shilling. The Buddies are...
Dancing on the Edge of Disaster
Byline: Alex Brummer City Editor THE 'footwork' of ministers and financial authorities in tackling the credit crunch 'owed more to John Sergeant than Fred Astaire', the deputy governor of the Bank of England said last night. In an unprecedented...
Desperate for Work; 120 Jobs Up for Grabs in Limerick. 2,500 Apply
Byline: Kathryn Hayes THE reopening of a popular hotel in Limerick, a city devastated by job losses, has led to a deluge of queries - for work. The Castletroy Park Hotel on the main Limerick-to-Dublin Road had been forced to shut down due to...
Disney Visit Is Just a Cruise for Little Suri
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter AS FAR as family albums go, they don't come much more picture perfect than these shots of the Cruise clan at Walt Disney World. Film star Tom treated wife Katie Holmes, daughter Suri and son Connor to a Valentine's...
Dunne Being Prepared for Execution, Says Maloney
Byline: JONATHAN COATES FRANK MALONEY resumed hostilities with the Bernard Dunne camp yesterday by declaring that the WBA world title contender is being 'led into an execution'. Dunne takes on Panamanian super-bantamweight champion Ricardo Cordoba...
Duo Striking All the Right Notes; Ibrox Stars Miller and Boyd on Course for a Title-Winning Tally -- and New Boy Lafferty Is Also Ready to Play His Part
Byline: by PETER JARDINE WHEN Rangers last won the SPL title in 2005, Dado Prso and Nacho Novo shared the goalscoring burden as they hit the net on 45 occasions. When Celtic claimed three-ina-row last May, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's header...
Eastern Promise and the Conflicts of Love; ROMANCE
Byline: ELIZABETH BUCHAN THE PIANO TEACHER BY JANICE Y. K. LEE (HarperPress [pounds sterling]12.99) TWO love stories lie at the centre of this impressive debut, which explores the moral ambiguities of war, culture, race and romantic love. It is...
ENGLAND AGONY; Hosts Hold on for Draw as Freddie Goes Lame
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN reports from Antigua ENGLAND blew their big chance of squaring the Test series last night when bad light stopped play with West Indies' last pair of Daren Powell and Fidel Edwards holding on for a famous draw. With the score...
ENGLAND AGONY; Hosts Hold on for Draw as Freddie Goes Lame
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN reports from Antigua ENGLAND were agonisingly denied victory in the Third Test when Daren Powell and Fidel Edwards, West Indies' last pair, held out for 10 of the most nailbiting overs imaginable to secure a draw as tension gripped...
ENGLAND BLOW THEIR CHANCE; Gruelling Outcome as Freddie Goes Lame
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent reports from Antigua ENGLAND blew their big chance of squaring the series here last night when bad light stopped play with West last pair of Daren and Fidel Edwards on for a famous draw. With the score...
ENGLAND BLOW THEIR CHANCE; Gruelling Outcome as Freddie Goes Lame
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent reports from Antigua ENGLAND were agonisingly denied victory in the Third Test when Daren Powell and Fidel Edwards, West Indies' last pair, held out for 10 of the most nailbiting overs imaginable to secure...
Executive Dozed off at Wheel of Her Car
Byline: Gordon Currie A TOP businesswoman fell asleep at the wheel of her car and smashed into an oncoming caravan so hard that part of it broke off and lodged in her windscreen. Caroline Dracup, an executive with cashmere giants Johnstons of...
Fast Learner Conor Has Vital Ingredient, Says Blues Coach
Byline: PHILIP QUINN PAUL CLEMENT, the Chelsea reserve coach, feels Conor Clifford 'will grow up quickly' in the arena of 'men's football' that he now finds himself. Clement, the former Ireland Under 21 assistant manager, felt Clifford 'did okay'...
Fears for 100,000 Jobs If Car Plant Goes
A BRITISH car plant is on the brink of closure threatening 100,000 jobs, union leaders warned Alistair Darling yesterday. The name of the plant was not mentioned when the Chancellor met the joint general secretaries of Unite, Derek Simpson and Tony...
Fingers Is Still Dishing out Loans in the Way He Doled out Crates of Stout to Me Thirty Years Ago. and That Will Always Be His Trouble
Byline: PAUL DRURY BACK when I first met Michael Fingleton, in the mid-1970s, he ran the Irish Nationwide from a first floor office immediately above the busy Dublin city centre branch at No 1, Lower O'Connell Street. Then, as now, Fingleton was...
Fleet Are Left Foxed by Sudden Stardom
Byline: Interview by Adrian Thrills THEY recorded their debut album in a cramped basement and sport a collection of floppy hats, Jesus beards and lumberjack shirts that could have come straight from 1967's summer of love. And while their home...
Flintoff Must Put the Ashes before Cash
Byline: MARTIN SAMUEL ANDREW FLINTOFF left the field with the look of a man who had just completed a marathon only to be told he had left his car keys back at the start. Andrew Strauss, England's captain, had the look of a man who then went back...
For Sale: A Flick of 'Allo 'Allo! in South Dublin
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Reporter LISTEN very carefully. We will say this only once. Herr Flick is selling his Dublin home, complete with everything an enthusiastic Gestapo officer could ever need - including the large butcher's...
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TREAT yourself to a free Darphin facial at the Darphin Beauty Room in Frasers Glasgow with this exclusive offer from the Scottish Daily Mail. We are giving every reader the chance to escape, indulge and transform while experiencing the delights...
FREE the Final Film in Our Collection
TODAY you can pick up the last free DVD in our brilliant Classic War Movie DVD Collection -- They Who Dare. Set in the Aegean Sea during World War II, They Who Dare recounts the exploits of Britian's Special Boat Squadron who are sent on life-or-death...
FREE the Final Film in Our Collection; DAILY MAIL PROMOTION
TODAY you can pick up the last free DVD in our brilliant Classic War Movie DVD Collection -- They Who Dare. Set in the Aegean Sea during World War II, They Who Dare recounts the exploits of Britian's Special Boat Squadron who are sent on life-or-death...
GAA's Big Guns Bid for Peace; Croke Park Finally Intervenes in Effort to End Cork Hurling Crisis; A Time for Action; Divisional Board in Call for Special Convention to Resolve Strike Crisis
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD Turn to Page 56, Col 1 CROKE PARK has intervened in the Cork GAA crisis in a bid to bring the four-month old dispute to an end. A 'high-level' delegation from headquarters visited Cork last night, holding talks with all...
Gangsters Hunted as Champagne Patrick Shot Dead in Pub
Byline: Alan Sherry Crime Reporter GARDAI are hunting two men after drug dealer Patrick 'Champagne' Carroll was gunned down in a busy Dublin pub. Detectives believe the murdered gangster, who has links to a number of notorious underworld figures,...
Gers Hope Aaron Is No Flash in the Pan
Byline: MARK WILSON PEOPLE from Forfar tend to go topless in Spain far more than the other way round. Aaron Niguez, however, felt moved to reverse the roles of package-holiday flesh-baring in jubilation at his first goal for Rangers. The 19-year-old...
Getting to the Heart of What Makes a Doctor; MEDICINE
Byline: BY DR THOMAS STUTTAFORD DIRECT RED BY GABRIEL WESTON (Jonathan Cape [pounds sterling]16.99) AMEDICAL education -- like military service, an Oxbridge education or prison -- can so mould someone's life that, whether intentionally or not,...
Given to Charity, a Somme Hero's Gun
Byline: Jaya Narain WHEN charity shop workers found an old handgun in a bag of second-hand clothes, they called the police. And when one officer heard about the weapon, he instantly suspected it was a rare piece of military history. But even...
GP Who Saw Baby P 15 Times Suspended
Byline: Vanessa Allen A FAMILY GP who saw Baby P at least 15 times in the months before his death has been suspended from working as a doctor. Dr Jerome Ikwueke's registration has been suspended while a complaint against him is investigated,...
Great Music, but This Cadillac Spins out of Control
Cadillac Records (15) Verdict: Starry biopic muddies the waters ** Anvil! The Story Of Anvil (15) Verdict: Likeable doc about rock failures *** A GOOD TV mini-series might have been made out of the rise and fall of Chess Records (on which Cadillac...
GRITTY CITY IN THE MOOD; Hughes Boys Get Their Act Together on Euro Travels
Byline: IAN LADYMAN reports from Copenhagen FC COPENHAGEN 2 MANCHESTER CITY 2 Manchester airport on Wednesday MARK HUGHES' team last night discovered a little of the grit and determination they will need if they are to see out the rest of...
Has This Nazi Torturer FAKED His Own Death? as the SS 'Dr Death' Is Traced to Cairo, an Extraordinary Theory
Byline: by Guy Walters THE tall, thin, elderly German was a familiar figure on the streets of Cairo. Every day, he could be seen walking around the city on his daily 15-mile circuit that would take him to the mosque where he had converted to Islam,...
Hi, I'm on the Plane! Mid-Flight Calls Now Possible but the Talk Is Not Cheap
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter PLANE passengers can now call and text friends and colleagues on the ground after budget airline Ryanair launched Europe's first fleet-wide in-flight mobile phone service. State-of-the-art technology that allows...
Hoops out to Get the Play-Offs Ball Rolling; BASKETBALL
Byline: by PETER DOHERTY JONATHAN Reid is hoping that his young guns at Hoops can blast their way to the Nivea Superleague play- offs. As Reid says, it's 'do or die' on the final full weekend of the regular season and Hoops believe they can seal...
Ideal Home Show 2009: 2-for-1 Ticket Offer
'IMPROVE -- don't move' is the theme for this year's EDF Energy Ideal Home Show at London's Earls Court. Visit the show to discover how to fall in love with your home all over again. There are a host of ideas to recession-proof your home and organise...
If Cowen Doesn't Have Ties to Anglo What Was He Up to with PR Friend at Cosy Bank Dinner?
Byline: Niamh Lyons TAOISEACH Brian Cowen's long-time friend and confidant, Fintan Drury, has emerged as a key go-between for Anglo Irish bank and the Fianna Fail leader. Mr Drury personally escorted the Taoiseach-in-waiting to a private dinner...
Illness Riddle as Man, 26, Dies on a Visit to Friends
Byline: Jamie Beatson FAMILY and friends paid tribute yesterday to a 'fit and healthy' man who suddenly died while visiting friends. Colin Forsyth was only yards from his own home when he fell ill. He was taken by ambulance to hospital, but...
Imagine You Are a 7/7 Terrorist, Pupils of 11 Are Told
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent PUPILS as young as 11 are being encouraged to imagine the July 7 bombings from the perspective of the terrorists as part of citizenship lessons promoted by the Government. Secondary schools are urged...
I May Be Grey, but I'm Still a SEX BOMB; ... Just Do N't Tell the Wife! ( )
Byline: Interview by Lisa Sewards NOT long ago, Tom Jones was forced to acknowledge that his tight trousers and medallioned hairy chest were attracting more ridicule than the adulation bestowed on him for his singing voice. Now he's gone a step...
'I'm Feeling a Bit of a Plank. Over.'
Byline: Philip Nolan NO one, to the best of my knowledge, actually said 'I'm on the plane', but then maybe that's because the official launch of Ryanair's in-flight mobile phone service got off to a fairly nervous start yesterday. Though its...
Invincibles V Untouchables; WHY FERGIE'S FIVE-TROPHY CHASERS WOULD BEAT WENGER'S WONDERS
Byline: MATT LAWTON SO WHO would win what some might consider the ultimate contest? W h o w o u l d emerge triumphant in a mouth-watering encounter between Arsenal's invincibles of 2004 and Manchester United's all-conquering untouchables of 2009?...
Invitation to School Open Day Arrives 60 Years Late
Byline: Cara Sulieman A 100-YEAR-old grandmother was left dumbfounded when she was invited to send her children to boarding school - despite the fact they are in their 60s. Isabel Archer received a letter from Longridge Towers School, near Berwick,...
Iran 'Has the Fuel to Build Nuclear Bomb'
Byline: Mail Foreign Service IRAN now has enough nuclear fuel to make an atomic weapon, it emerged last night. It means the hardline Islamic state - whose president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened to wipe Israel off the map - could develop...
ISEQ in Red Again with Exceptionally Low Trading; Iseq Briefing: Closed at 2,170.08 Down 3.80
THE ISEQ index dipped lower again yesterday, bringing it in to the red for eight trading days out of ten with exceptionally low share trading volumes. The Irish market mirrored those around the world. European stocks were slightly down, falling...
It'll Put a Spell on You
Byline: Review by Quentin Letts The Tempest (Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) Verdict: Africa in Warwickshire **** THE Tempest is such an odd play that it can take plenty of fancy work. All that business with spirits and spells sometimes...
It's Nasty, Brutish ... and Long
SHAKESPEARE'S The Taming Of The Shrew is a monster. If this play were written today, its author would be hauled before the sharia court of The Guardian's women's page to have his guts gartered. Spinster Katherina (Michelle Gomez) is what we chaps...
It's NEVER Right for a Parent to Protect Their Criminal Child
Byline: JAN MOIR RECENTLY, a Blackburn father was furious when he discovered his 14-year-old son had stolen sweets from a corner shop. So he ordered the boy to write an apology, then marched him back to the shop to personally deliver it. Many...
ITV Plans to Pull Plug on Dividends
Byline: Simon Duke ITV is under mounting pressure to scrap its dividend amid the most brutal downturn in the advertising market in decades. Boss Michael Grade is understood to be planning a wideranging austerity plan as he grapples with a towering...
I've Hacked off So Many People in Hollywood, Who the Hell Would Give Me an Oscar? He Crashed from Riches to Rags. Now, on the Cusp of Oscar Glory, Mickey Rourke Reveals the True Scale of His Fall
Byline: by Chris Sullivan MICKEY Rourke is hot favourite to win the Best Actor Oscar this weekend. His role as a washed-up, 50-something grappler in The Wrestler has brought him a Bafta and a Golden Globe on top of 15 or so trophies from critics'...
I Wish John Well, but ... LETTERS
MY husband has dementia and it has the same effects on us as it has on John Suchet and his wife Bonnie (Mail). We've been together for 42 years and have known each other since infant school. I, like John, have lost my partner and have felt like...
Jade Sparks a Smear Test Surge
Byline: Petrina Vousden THE Big Brother star has allowed her cervical cancer battle to be filmed for television and may even allow the cameras to capture her death. Now Jade Goody's very public battle with the killer disease has sparked an estimated...
Johnno Worried by French Leave
Byline: PETER JACKSON Rugby Correspondent ENGLAND and Wales warned their players over very different issues yesterday as Sale's Scotland wing Rory Lamont prepared to join the French exodus. While the Grand Slam holders threatened to take a hard...
Just When Cowen Hoped It Couldn't Get Any Worse, the Cabinet Clown in High Heels Opened Her Mouth; ...and Then Gormless Waded into the Golden Circle Debacle
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent TANAISTE Mary Coughlan was completely undermined by her Cabinet colleagues yesterday after she claimed the members of the Anglo Irish Golden Circle could not be named for legal reasons. And her insistence...
Karin Slaughter; What Book?
... ARE YOU READING NOW? THE book I'm reading now isn't really a book -- it's a play called Night Mother. Marsha Norman won a Pulitzer Prize for this chilling story about a young woman who plans to commit suicide. I am reading it because Lee Child...
Kellock Fits the Bill at Long Last
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON FRANK HADDEN has struggled so much over who to play in the Scotland second row against Italy that you would think he had been handed a tough task. Not a bit of it. Tracking down a popular banker is difficult; choosing someone...
Late Pain in Ukraine for Gomes and Spurs
Byline: SIMON CASS reports from Donetsk SHAKHTAR DONETSK 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 HARRY Redknapp is no fan of the UEFA Cup, and if he secretly hopes to go out of the competition in the last 32 then he should thank Heurelho Gomes after this display....
Late Pain in Ukraine for Gomes and Spurs
Byline: SIMON CASS reports from Donetsk SHAKHTAR DONETSK 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 HARRY Redknapp is no fan of the UEFA Cup, and if he secretly hopes to go out of the competition in the last 32 then he should thank Heurelho Gomes after this display....
Late Pain in Ukraine for Gomes and Spurs
Byline: SIMON CASS reports from Donetsk SHAKHTAR DONETSK 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 HARRY REDKNAPP is certainly no fan of the UEFA Cup, and if he secretly harbours hopes of going out of the competition in the last 32, then Heurelho Gomes is the...
Late Pain in Ukraine for Gomes and Spurs
Byline: SIMON CASS reports from Donetsk SHAKHTAR DONETSK 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 HARRY REDKNAPP is certainly no fan of the UEFA Cup, and if he secretly harbours hopes of going out of the competition in the last 32 then Heurelho Gomes is the man...
Let's Have Football at Twickers for 2018
Byline: MATT LAWTON Chief Football Correspondent Turn to Page 99, Col 1 ENGLAND'S bid team for the 2018 World Cup have identified Twickenham, the home of rugby union, as a possible venue for the tournament. Andy Anson, the bid chief executive,...
Let Your Spare Room Be a Nice Little Earner
Byline: by Jenny Shields FAMILIES are looking at new ways to tighten their belts as the credit crunch squeezes finances. But a simple solution could be found close to home. Those with large houses they have no desire to sell could turn a couple...
Like Trying to Sober Up a Drunk by Giving Him a Large Whisky; Commentary
Byline: By Peter Oborne HARD though it is to believe, Chancellor Alistair Darling still claims that borrowing is under control, while Gordon Brown continues to insist that the British economy is built on 'sound fundamentals'. These two men are...
Lincoln, near to Being a Perfect Man; POLITICS
Byline: BY PETER LEWIS TEAM OF RIVALS BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN (Penguin [pounds sterling]10.99) THIS American bestseller comes over to us encumbered with praise as 'the book that inspired Barack Obama'. He is quoted as calling it 'a remarkable...
Locks, Boks and Our Two Smoking Barrels
Byline: EDWARD NEWMAN HE IS the man responsible for shaping Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield into rugby's most fearsome second-row partnership during the Springboks' march to World Cup glory in 2007. Now Ireland forwards coach Gert Smal has...
'Loyal' Harriet; Harman Denies Plotting a Bid for Party Leadership and Says: I Support Gordon
Byline: Benedict Brogan and Ian Drury A DEFIANT Harriet Harman last night vehemently denied she was manoeuvring to put herself in a position to replace Gordon Brown. The Labour deputy leader spoke out after days of speculation that she is preparing...
L-Test from Hell Payout; Examiner Wins Damages for Whiplash Injury after Learner Hit the Brakes
Byline: Dave Finlay A DRIVING examiner who claims he suffered whiplash at the hands of 'the worst' test candidate he had ever seen, has won his damages case. A judge yesterday decided that the learner driver, who had braked sharply with the wrong...
Madeira? I'll Drink to That! Wise Buyers Are Becoming Intoxicated by This Charming Island, Says Cheryl Markosky
Byline: Cheryl Markosky MADEIRA has long been popular with the British and it's not hard to see why. At 600 miles off mainland Portugal, this delightful island is easily accessible and even more so now, with daily easyJet flights from London and...