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Articles from September 13, 2007

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$10M Still Appealing but Tiger Wont Look at Greens with Envy; Still Motivated by Big Money: Woods Speaking Yesterday Ahead of the Tour Championship
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON HAVING just signed his latest $100million con-tract with an Americansoft drinks company, it seemed an appropriate question to ask Tiger Woods. Does the prospect of winning $10m still get your attention? Woods, with asheepish...
2m Drivers a Year Doze at the Wheel; Danger Signs: Drivers Should Stop for a Nap If Tiredness Grows
Byline: Ray Massey MORE than two million drivers are accidents waiting to happen becausethey fall asleep behind the wheel, a report reveals today. The danger is fuelled by too many motorists relying on safety myths to staveoff tiredness - such...
400 Jobs at Risk as ITV Cuts Local Budgets
ITV will cut its regional news budget by up to [pounds sterling]40million, executivechairman Michael Grade revealed yesterday. Unions have condemned the cutback, which threatens 400 jobs and is likely tomean the number of news teams is reduced by...
9/11 F Light Diverted over 'Loud Prayers'; Shamed: Butt Hides His Face
Byline: PAT FLYNN THE PILOT of a transatlantic jet told a court in Co. Clare yesterdaythat he diverted his plane to Shannon Airport because a passenger was 'givingoff signals' which raised concerns with passengers and crew. Khalid Mahmoud Butt,...
A Frightened Force; on the Beat: But He's More Commonly Filling in Forms
Byline: James Slack 56,405,867 police hours are spent each year completing paperwork ATARGETS culture has left police too busy chasing children accused of playgroundfights to do their job properly, a devastating official report warnedyesterday....
After Six Years' Study, They Still Can't Tell Us If Mobiles Are Safe; Uncertainty: Research Will Go On
Byline: Jenny Hope BRITAIN'S biggest-ever study into mobile phone safety has warned that along-term cancer risk cannot be ruled out. Scientists say possible dangers to children are also unknown - despite themillions of pounds spent during six...
A Latino Chaplin; Famous around the World: Cantinflas (Right) with Charles Boyer in the 1956 Film of Jules Verne's novelQUESTIONIn
QUESTION What became of Mexican comedian Cantinflas, who starredalongside David Niven in Around The World In 80 Days? 'CANTINFLAS' was born Fortino Mario Alfonso Mareno Reyes on August 12, 1911, inMexico City. He was the sixth of 12 children brought...
ANDY TARGETS OLD PALS; Injury Watch: Flintoff Bowls in Practice with Peter Moores Looking on Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN ANDY Flower, probably the greatest cricketer Zimbabwe has produced, willhelp to plot the downfall of the team he did so much to inspire today,desperately sad about the plight of his country and the decline of theircricket. ...
ANDY TARGETS OLD PALS; TARGETSInjury Watch: Flintoff Bowls in Practice with Peter Moores Looking onPicture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN ANDY Flower, probably the greatest cricketer Zimbabwe has produced, willhelp to plot the downfall of the team he did so much to inspire today,desperately sad about the plight of his country and the decline of theircricket. ...
A Nice Try - but You're No Jackie Onassis
Byline: GEORGINA HEFFERNAN BERTIE Ahern is no JFK, and Celia is certainly no Jackie O - but thatdidn't stop her making a good impersonation attempt yesterday. Dressed in a two-piece powder pink suit, reminiscent of the classic two-piecesworn...
Armenian Allegations
THE description 'the forgotten Holocaust' applied to the events of1915-16 between Turks and Armenians in Eastern Anatolia (Mail) perpetuates theunfounded allegations of a supposed Armenian genocide. Accusing a nation of acrime of this sort is a very...
As Haughty as Haughey.But She Hasn't Got the Charisma (or the Brains); No Wrinkles: The Effects of Botox on Celia's Face?
Byline: MARY CARR IT'S NOW clear why the planning tribunal has been dragging on for morethan a decade, it hasn't had Celia Larkin, or Mizz Larkin as they faithfullycalled her yesterday, on the team. Not, of course, that the brisk, impossible-to-impress...
AT HOME WITH THE TRAVEL- CODGERS! Small World: Jane Fryer with David Davidson at His Travelodge 'Home'
Byline: JANE FRYER LOCATION, location, location ... isn't that the advice when you'rechoosing a new home? If so, David and Jean Davidson certainly believe theystruck gold when they found theirs, a two-storey Eighties red-brick affair -barely a stone's...
Atlantic Agony; Rough Ride: Six Cabin Crew Were Injured aboard an Airbus like This A330
Byline: ANDREW BUSHE SIX Aer Lingus crew members were injured when they were lifted off theirfeet or thrown about without warning after their plane flew into sudden andsevere turbulence over the Atlantic. The staff on the Dublin-New York flight...
A Wonder Goal to Cap the Ultimate Glory Night. Does It Get Any Better Than This? Weve Done It: Goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Defender Graham Alexander Cant Contain Their Glee at the Final Whistle in the Parc Des Princes after a Stunning Scotland Victory against the Mighty French
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN C EST magnifique! Cest fantastique! Cest whatever you like about Frances fine possession football, exquisite skillsand Gallic flair. This was a glorious, glorious night for Scottish football. Ribery? Anelka? Guest...
Back Majority to Rule Opener in Tipperary; Graceful Power: Geoff Rellis, above, Displays His Acrobatic Repertoire While Wayne Healy, Left, Summersaults above Him, Grainne Johnston, Bottom Right, Performs an Arabesque. All Three Were Promoting the 2007 Northern European Gymnastics Championships, Which Will Take Place from the 4th of October to the 8th at Dublin City University
Byline: PEADAR FLANAGAN AIDAN O'Brien, can warm up for the big weekend ahead by landing theopener, with Majority - the mount of Seamus Heffernan - at Tiperary today. This half-brother to Alexander Goldrun finished stone last - he was poorlydrawnon...
Banking on Poetic Justice
Byline: LUCY FARNDON THERE may have been some doubt before, but there isn't now. Bank of England Governor Mervyn King says the blame for the credit crisis liessquarely with the banks and hedge funds who indulged in 'reckless' behaviour toserve...
Battle to Keep Foot and Mouth Out
Byline: EVA MARIE GIBNEY A FRESH outbreak of foot and mouth in England has forced Ireland toimpose a fresh wave of security measures to prevent the disease entering thecountry. It came after a new case of the condition was confirmed by authorities...
Beauty Confidential
Byline: ELSA MCALONAN SOME of the best antiageing tips are those that have been tried andtested by the people who spend their lives advising us how to look younger. Iasked some of the top skincare, hair and make-up experts for their favourite,everyday...
Bellamy Storms Back to Earn Wales Revenge for Cardiff Rout
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY Irish bring about CRAIG Bellamy ended a traumatic week on a dizzyinghigh by inspiring Wales to a stunning victory that gives them a faint chance ofqualifying. The West Ham striker scored two goals and had a hand in two more...
Bellamy Storms Back to Earn Wales Revenge for Cardiff Rout; Captain Marvel: Craig Bellamy Celebrates after His 'Two-and-a-Half Goals' Sink Slovakia Picture: PABellamy Storms Back to Earn
CRAIG Bellamy ended a traumatic week on a dizzying high by inspiringWales to a stunning victory that gives them a faint chance of qualifying. The West Ham striker scored two goals and had a hand in two more as JohnToshack's side gained revenge for...
Bertie 'Assisted' with Celia's Recollection
Byline: ALAN SHERRY AFTER some intense questioning, Judge Gerald Keys got Miss Larkin togrudgingly admit that Bertie Ahern had assisted her in ' recollecting' thedetails of [pounds sterling]50,000 she had allegedly collected from AIB in 1995. Last...
Blair 'Fooled into Going to War by Bush Promises'; Admission: Sir David Manning
Byline: Kirsty Walker TONY BLAIR never wanted to go to war with Iraq but was deceived byassurances from President Bush, a senior British diplomat suggested last night. Sir David Manning, who departs as Britain's ambassador to Washington nextmonth,...
Burden of Legends Is on Kerry Shoulders; Sealing His Status: Aidan O'Mahony, above, Is Determined to Lead a New Kerry Defence to an All-Ireland Title This Sunday
Byline: PAUL KEANE AIDAN O'MAHONY has greeted the recent furore regarding Seamus Moynihan'slegendary status in Kerry, or lack thereof, with a mixture of amusement andfrustration. The suggestion made by one GAA columnist goes that for all of Moynihan'sprowess...
Burke Hopes the Odds Work in His Favour; Burke hopesRank Chief Ian Burke Thinks the Problems Facing His Company Will Prove a 'Short-Term Challenge'
Byline: Tamsin Brown LUCKILY, Ian Burke has hedged his bets. He has a second profession tofall back on should running bingo and casino group Rank become too much of anightmare for him. He trained as a spinning class instructor in his three years...
... but He Waited in the Car While I Got [Pounds Sterling]50,000
Byline: ALAN SHERRY CELIA Larkin yesterday stunned the tribunal with a graphic account ofthe day she took [pounds sterling]50,000 in cash out of AIB on O'Connell Street - and gave itto Bertie Ahern who had driven her to the bank. Mr Ahern was...
Cadbury and Mars to Junk the Danger E-Numbers; Additives in Sweets Are Linked to Hyperactivity
Byline: Sean Poulter TWO confectionery giants have promised to remove artificial additivesfrom sweets including Starburst, Skittles, M&Ms, Maynards wine gums and Tridentgum after research found harmful effects in children. The decision by...
C&C Takeover Talk Fails to Put Fizz into Market
SHARE gains of drinks company C&C - on the basis of takeover talk -failed to lift the Dublin market yesterday, with the ISEQ index slumping bymore than half of a percent. The cider maker's shares rose sharply on rumours that it remains a takeovertarget....
Celia 'Changed Her Story Three Times'
Byline: PETRINA VOUSDEN, ALAN SHERRY THE Mahon Tribunal repeatedly clashed with Miss Larkin yesterday overthe number of times she had changed her versions of massive cash transactions -and how she could possibly not remember things like picking...
CELIA'S 99 WAYS TO SAY: I FORGET; Revelations: A Sketch of Celia Larkin at the Tribunal Yesterday, Where She Stonewalled the Questions
Byline: SAM FLEMING CELIA Larkin yesterday said 99 times that she could not recall detailsabout the Taoiseach's secret cash dealings. But Mr Ahern's former partner did manage to remember some key evidence whichsupports his claims about the money....
Charles Links Additives to the Rise in Anti-Social Behaviour
Byline: Rebecca English PRINCE CHARLES warned yesterday that a generation of'over-industrialised' children may be poisoning themselves with food additives. Echoing the Daily Mail's campaign to ban potentially harmful colourings andpreservatives,...
CHIMBONDA ARRESTED IN FRAUD PROBE; Agent: Willie McKay Represents Chimbonda; Lord Stevens Would Not Sign off Three of His transfersPicture: STV Chimbonda: Arrest Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: CHARLES SALE TOTTENHAM right back Pascal Chimbonda, one of the top defenders in thePremier League, can be revealed as the footballer arrested by police in ahush-hush operation this week as part of their major probe into footballcorruption....
Critics' Choice
Byline: SOPHIE HEATH FILM: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, 1.50pm, Ch4 PETER CUSHING has themanner and profile (nose reminiscent of Basil Rathbone's) to make a decent jobof playing Conan Doyle's super-sleuth. Sadly for Cushing and costar AndreMorell...
CUSITER: TAKE A CHANCE ON ME; Rarin to Go: Cusiter Makes His Case for Inclusion to Coach Frank Hadden (Left)
Byline: SEAN VINCENT CHRIS CUSITER is ready to take a massive World Cup gamble by lining upin the crucial clash with Romania at Murrayfield. The Lions scrum-half has been sidelined since suffering ankle damage in thebuild-up to the tournament....
Cut-Price IVF for the Women Who Donate Their Eggs for Research
Byline: Jenny Hope CHILDLESS women are to be offered cut-price fertility treatment if theydonate eggs for cloning research. The unique deal is being paid for by the Governmentfunded Medical ResearchCouncil which says alternative schemes have...
Cut-Price IVF for the Women Who Donate Their Eggs for Research; Research in Crisis: Labs Say They Can't Gather Enough Live Eggs
Byline: Jenny Hope CHILDLESS women are to be offered cut-price fertility treatment if theydonate eggs for cloning research. The unique deal is being paid for by the Government-funded Medical ResearchCouncil which says alternative schemes have...
Deadly Owen on the Money
Byline: MATT LAWTON Strike one: cool as you like, Michael Owen drills home the first goal off the inside of the post after seven minutesStrike two: Owen fires a sumptuous shot past goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev to give England some vital breathing...
DEADLY OWEN ON THE MONEY; Strike Two: Owen Fires a Sumptuous Shot Past Goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev to Give England Some Vital Breathing Space after 31 Minuteschanges but the Crucial Decisions heAston Villa Captain's Ability to Playhalf When England Were a Littleended with a Goal for Heskey and Flashpoint: Robinson Is Beaten by Russia's Zyryanov but (below) the Referee Disallows It for Handball
Byline: MATT LAWTON ANOTHER high tempo display left England with high hopes for the futurehere last night, a masterclass in finishing from Michael Owen and a midfieldperformance of tremendous maturity and composure from Gareth Barry enablingthem...
Dermot Was Our Diana. the Frenzy after His Death Was Distasteful. Men in Black: Dougal and Father Ted
Byline: PETER ROBERTSON AS DERMOT Morgan's coffin stood in the aisle of St Theresa's Church inMount Merrion, two spotlights shone down on the great and the good of politicsand entertainment. President McAleese, Mary Robinson, Mary Harney, Mike...
Don't Worry about It, Says the Killer Who Chose the Chair; 'Haunted': Gunman Daryl Holton High Voltage: Prison Warder Ricky Bell and the Electric Chair
A QUADRUPLE killer went to the electric chair yesterday after choosingto be electrocuted rather than receive a lethal injection. Daryl Holton, 45, a Gulf war veteran who murdered his three sons and theirhalf-sister with an assault rifle after promising...
Down and out; Red Alert: Stephen Hunt Dives in with a Challenge That Ended His Spectacular 26-Minute Cameo
Byline: COLIN YOUNG CZECH REP . . 1 IRELAND . . . . 0IRELAND manager Steve Staunton admitted his Euro 2008 campaign is virtuallyover after the Czech Republic opened up a six-point gap with a 1-0 win inPrague last night. Marek Jankulovski's wonderful...
Do You Come Here Often? What Poles Really Want to Learn at Night School; Lessons in Love: Polish Migrants
Byline: STUART PATTERSON AS if it wasn't difficult enough for Scottish men to woo the oppositesex, they now have a new rival on the dating scene. Polish immigrants heading to work in Scotland are lining up to learn asmattering of English - so...
Drunk Is Behind Bars over Attack on Sir Alex; Kevin Reynolds: Shouted Racial Abuse Sir Alex: Left Shocked and Sore
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter A 'FIGHTING drunk' yesterday admitted punching Sir Alex Ferguson in thegroin before head-butting and racially abusing a police community supportofficer. Kevin Reynolds pleaded guilty to assaulting the Manchester United...
'Dump Neds in the Middle of Nowhere,' Says Sheriff; Solution: Sheriff Robert McCreadie ; Admitted Assault: Promising Boxer Ryan Warden
Byline: GORDON CURRIE A SHERIFF said yesterday that teenage neds should be dumped in thecountryside and left to fend for themselves. Sheriff Robert McCreadie wants young offenders to be taken to the middle ofnowhere and left with nothing but...
Email on Ferrari Brakes 'Sent to Alonso'
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY LEWIS HAMILTON'S turbulent journey towards the world title could bebrought to a shuddering halt today, with the contents of crucial emailsplunging McLaren's defence into fresh trouble. As the Formula 1 spying row reaches...
England's Cavalry Sound the Charge
Byline: JEFF POWELL THE striking partners reunited from the past landed the old one-two onthe jutting chin of the Dutch master-coach who had boasted of how he wouldbring the English to their knees. Yet it was the manner in which Michael Owen...
England's Past Masters Kill off the Golden Guus; Shake on It: McClaren Offers a Hand to Outwitted Hiddink at the Final Whistle
Byline: JEFF POWELL THE strike partners reunited from the past landed the old one-two on thejutting chin of the Dutch master coach who had boasted of how he would bringthe English to their knees. Yet what mattered most was the manner in which...
Ephraim Hardcastle
Byline: Ephraim Hardcastle TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, 42, is accused of charging highprices at his new River Cottage Local Produce Market and Cafe, in Axminster,Devon. He says hes proud of his free range organic chickens, and meat,considering...
Er. Happy Birthday, Taoiseach; Working Birthday: A Relaxed Bertie Ahern Met Iceland's Prime Minister and Helped Launch a New Stamp on His Special Day
Byline: FERGHAL BLANEY, SCOTT MILLAR BERTIE Ahern finally testifies at the Mahon Tribunal today. But yesterday, on the eve of what could be one of the most stressful days ofhis life, the Taoiseach showed no outward signs of pressure and celebrated...
Euro's Dollar High Hits Irish Exports; Money Trouble: The Weak Dollar Is Good for Transatlantic Shoppers but Bad for Irish Exporters
Byline: JOHN MCALEESE THE euro surged past the $1.39 mark yesterday for the first time,creating new headaches for Ireland's hard-pressed exporters. It was the sixth day in a row of gains for the single currency, as it piled ona further three...
Fad-Tastic!
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN JAMES McFADDEN last night fired Scotland a massive step closer to Euro2008 with an incredible winner against World Cup Finalists France. Roared on by the massed ranks of the Tartan Army, 15,000 strong inside the Parcdes...
Farrell in at No 10; Talking Tactics: Andy Farrell and Mike Catt (Right)
Byline: PETER JACKSON ENGLAND have ruled Olly Barkley out of their duel against South Africaand put their faith in Andy Farrell's tactical acumen to handle the Test of hislife. Farrell is promoted from the bench. And with skipper Phil Vickery...
Forget Class, It's Postcodes That Count
Byline: Sean Poulter BRITAIN is a nation defined by its postcodes. Big business isincreasingly using address details to label people according to their jobs,family make-up, spending, holiday preferences even life expectancy. New research suggests...
Forget Class, It's Po Stcodes That Count
Byline: Sean Poulter FORGETCLASS,BRITAIN is a nation defined by its postcodes. Big businessis increasingly using address details to label people according to their jobs,family make-up, spending, holiday preferences - even life expectancy. New...
Formidable! Jubilant Tartan Army and the Arc De Triumph; the Power of Scotland: The Massed Ranks of the Tartan Army Converge on the Parc Des Princes Last Night to See Scotland Triumph Magnifique: Scotland Fans Celebrate the Historic Victory over France in Paris Last Night
THE streets of Paris belonged to Scotland last night as the Tartan Armycelebrated one of the greatest victories in the national teams history. Talismanic striker James McFadden scored the only goal of a tense match in the64th minute to give Alex...
French Flex Muscles with Dozen Changes; under His Gaze: Bernard Laporte Keeps a Close Eye on His Team in a Training Drill outside Paris
Byline: SHANE MCGRATH BERNARD Laporte has taken a completely different approach to hismisfiring team from that of old adversary Eddie O'Sullivan ahead of France'sclash with Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday. Laporte has made an incredible 12 changes...
Fury as Foot and Mouth Returns
Byline: DAVID DERBYSHIRE, COLIN FERNANDEZ A CASE of foot and mouth was confirmed in a cow last night - days afterthe Government declared Britain free of the disease. As a cull of hundreds of animals began at the infected farm in Surrey, Europereintroduced...
Fury as Foot and Mouth Returns; Despair: An Official Covers Her Face as She Sets Up a Cordon at Stroude Farm in Surrey, Above
Byline: David Derbyshire, COLIN FERNANDEZ A CASE of foot and mouth was confirmed in a cow last night - days afterthe Government declared Britain free of the disease. As a cull of hundreds of animals began at the infected farm in Surrey, Europereintroduced...
Fury as Foot and Mouth Returns; Fears for Farm as expertsDespair: An Official Covers Her Face as She Sets Up a Cordon at Milton Park Farm, Above
Byline: David Derbyshire and Colin Fernandez A CASE of foot and mouth was confirmed in a cow last night - days afterthe Government declared Britain free of the disease. As a cull of hundreds of animals began at the infected farm in Surrey, Europereintroduced...
Gazprom Could Seal French Deal
Byline: Geoff Foster TURBULENT credit markets have put the brake on European mergers andacquisition activity with the [pounds sterling]94bn of deals announced in August the lowestsince July 2005. The frenzy of mergers and acquisitions has stopped...
Give Voters a Say on the EU Treaty, Unions Tell Brown
Byline: Kirsty Walker THE UNIONS last night delivered an embarrassing blow to Gordon Brown bydemanding that he hold a referendum on the EU treaty. Delegates at the TUC's conference overwhelmingly voted to call on the PrimeMinister to give the...
Golf Protesters Are Trumped by Council Planners; Kitsch Claim: The Design Criticised by Scotland's Architecture Watchdog Getting into the Swing: Donald Trump at Menie Links
Byline: STUART PATTERSON WHEN U.S. billionaire Donald Trump put forward plans for a Disney-stylegolf development on an environmentally sensitive stretch of Scottish coastline,there was uproar. Locals did not want to live in the middle of a [pounds...
Go out with No Make-Up? over My Dead Body!
Byline: Esther Rantzen THERE was a time when only women with the loosest of morals woremake-up. And Puritan preachers used to harangue their congregations thatanything women did to try to improve God's work was sinful. These days, it may be more...
Gorillas on the Brink
Byline: Fiona MacRae THEY laugh when they are tickled and cry when they grieve. They can maketools and think about their past and plan for their future. But soon many great apes won't have a future, conservationists have warned. The western...
Gormley's E100,000 'Revenge' on Developers; Heavy Levies: John Gormley
Byline: BRIAN CARROLL CASH-RICH property developers took a sharp intake of breath when a GreenParty TD became Minister for the Environment, and yesterday they saw some oftheir worst fears realised. The Construction Industry Federation was 'livid'...
GP Out-of-Hours Failures 'Putting Lives in Danger'
Byline: Daniel Martin LIVES are being put at risk because GP out-of-hours services are notassessing patients properly, research suggested yesterday. A third of services do not meet government standards for ensuringlife-threatening conditions...
Great Dane Kasper Dents Scots Qualifying Hopes
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS SCOTLAND continued their disappointing start to the Under-21 EuropeanChampionships qualifiers last night largely thanks to the heroics of Great DaneKasper Schmeichel. The Manchester City keeper, who spent a portion of...
Has Portugal Mishandled the McCann Case?
ON SUNDAY morning, my husband and I were relieved to see Kate and GerryMcCann and their twins arrive back home. We are sure they will find greatcomfort in having a loving family and close friends around them. We have always believed that Kate and...
Healy to Head Abu Dhabi Exchange
TOM Healy, who headed up the Dublin stock exchange for 10 years, hasbeen appointed to run the equivalent body in Abu Dhabi. Healy, 57, was chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange until his retirementin June of this year. The Board of the...
Heard the One about the Irish Catholic Forced to Quit for Telling Jokes ... about Irish Catholics!
Byline: LIZ HULL AS a Derry-born Catholic, Denis Lusby is perhaps more qualified thanmost to poke fun at we Irish. But although most enjoy reading the jokes he prints in his parish magazine,some can't see the funny side. And after an English...
Heard the One about the Irish Catholic Forced to Quit for Telling Jokes.About Irish Catholics! the Jokes Over: Denis Lusby, the Magazines Editor
Byline: Liz Hull AS an Ulster-born Catholic, Denis Lusby is perhaps more qualified thanmost to poke fun at the Irish. But although most enjoy reading the jokes he prints in his parish magazine,some can't see the funny side. And after a council...
Henry's Not Even Best in Kilkenny; McCaffrey: Progress Has Been Overestimated Chosen One?: Henry Shefflin, Left, Isn't Even Better Than Team-Mate Tommy Walsh, Right
Byline: TOM RYAN GREATNESS. The word is being thrown around like confetti for the lastweek and a half. When we were brought up we were told that greatness was God and that everythingelse was only a reflection of that. Obviously Brian Cody does...
Here Are the News Cuts
Byline: Paul Revoir ITV will reduce its regional news budget by up to [pounds sterling]40million, executivechairman Michael Grade revealed yesterday. Unions have condemned the cutback, which threatens 400 jobs and is likely tomean the number...
Hero's Return as Owen Fires on All Cylinders; Hero's returnDream Start: Michael Owen Turns Away in Celebration after Giving England an Early Lead Picture: CAMERASPORT
Byline: PAUL HAYWARD MICHAEL Owen's talent for forcing a bag of air into a net is matchedonly by his gift for overcoming the scepticism of those who thought his careerhad already been and gone. An exquisite long-range finish against Israel on...
Hero's Return Helps Repair the Damage; Hero's returnGoal Chase: Scorer Owen Turns Away in Celebration with Richards (Right) and Gerrard Elated
Byline: PAUL HAYWARD MICHAEL Owen's talent for forcing a bag of air into a net is matchedonly by his gift for conquering the scepticism of those who thought his careerhad been and gone. That theory is out with the garbage this morning, along...
Holly Wood Doesn't like Actresses over 40, Says Demi
Byline: Lucretia Munro SHE once spent more than [pounds sterling]220,000 on a head-to-toe makeover to makeherself look younger. But four years later - and having failed to secure the string of big-moneyparts she had presumably hoped to win -...
HSE Cost-Cutting Could Spell Doom for Ennis Hospital
Byline: GORDON DEEGAN RECENT HSE cutbacks could spell closure for Ennis General Hospital, theIrish Nurses Organisation (INO) said yesterday. The Health Service Executive (HSE) yesterday announced that it will be cuttingback on elective surgery...
Hunt Not to Blame Insists Ace Doyle
Byline: EOIN DUNNE KEVIN DOYLE has leapt to the defence of his Reading teammate, StephenHunt, as he was caught in the centre of another storm last night. Petr Cech may have insisted that the clash between himself and Hunt that leftthe Chelsea...
Hunt off as Irish Lose the Plot
Byline: COLIN YOUNG THE Republic of Ireland's faint hopes of qualification were virtuallykilled off by the Czech Republic last night as Stephen Hunt was sent off for awild tackle in front of baying Czech fans. The Reading winger was hounded mercilessly...
Hunt Sees Red as Irish Crash; Down and Almost Out: Andy Reid Is a Picture of Dejection at the End Following Defeat
Byline: COLIN YOUNG THE Republic of Irelands faint hopes of qualification were virtuallykilled off by the Czech Republic last night as Stephen Hunt was sent off for awild tackle in front of baying Czech fans. The Reading winger was hounded mercilessly...
If I'd Known What Fun Dogs Are, I'd Have Thought Twice about Having Children; Is It a Puppy, or a Playful Marshmallow? Lowri Turner with Her Bichon Frise, Vanilla
Byline: Lowri Turner DOG people. I used to turn my nose up at them. By dog people I meanthose who patted and petted their horrible little mutts, talking to them as ifthey were children, letting them lick their faces and, horror of horrors,sharing...
IF YOU DO THINK SHE IS DEAD, FIND US HER BODY; Kate McCann and Daughter Amelie on Their Way from Their Leicestershire Home to a Playground Yesterday off to Play: Gerry McCann and His Two-Year-Old Twin Son Sean
Byline: SAM GREENHILL, PAUL HARRIS KATE and Gerry McCann have challenged the Portuguese police to producetheir daughter Madeleines body to prove they killed her. Without it , their lawyers believe, it will be extremely difficult for theauthorities...
In Their Relentless Pursuit of Mammon, These Grasping Bankers Have Put the World at Risk
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER THE EYES of the world have been on General David Petraeus, America's topmilitary commander, this week as he outlined plans for the withdrawal of troopsfrom Iraq. But another influential group of figures in Washington were plottingan...
Italian and, Yes, Metalwork Are the Only Subjects Where Boys Beat Girls in the Junior Certs; Proud: Rebekah Hughes and Harriet Meagher, of Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Celebrate Squeal of Joy: Jemma Browne
Byline: SANDRA MURPHY GIRLS outstripped boys in almost every subject in this year's JuniorCert exam results. Of the 26 subjects at higher level, schoolgirls outscored their malecounterparts in all but two - Italian and that old bastion of the...
I Told My Daughter That Mannik Tripped, So She Would Not Be So Upset; Sociable: Mannik Was a Keen Soccer Player
Byline: SHANE PHELAN A TEENAGE girl died under the wheels of a train shortly after receivingher Junior Cert results yesterday. Mannik Murphy, 15, committed suicide in front of shocked classmates when shejumped out in front of an oncoming carriage...
It's Time You Revealed That Winning Profile
Byline: Linda Whitney WE ALL know people who seem to get every job they apply for. What dothey know that we don't? Everyone knows the basics of job hunting, butconsistent winners in the jobs race know a few tricks that most of us haven'tcottoned...
I Was Surprised to See [Pounds Sterling]28,000 on Bertie's Desk, Confesses Celia; Unprecedented: Celia's Main Concern Was with Administering the Cash Micheal Wall, Right, Gave Her Then-Partner Mr Ahern
Byline: PETRINA VOUSDEN CELIA Larkin yesterday recalled her 'surprise' at seeing bundles ofsterling sitting on Bertie Ahern's office desk almost 13 years ago. The Taoiseach's former partner had given three different versions of eventsleading...
Job Cuts and Some Tough Targets at ITV
Byline: James Ashton THE show must go on for recovering ITV, as chairman Michael Grade settough new targets to double sales at the broadcaster's programme makingdivision. But it is the end of the line for up to 400 staff in regional news, where...
Livestock Market Closed Down after Vets Called in to Sick Sheep
Byline: STEVEN HENRY ALMOST 1,000 people were 'quarantined' yesterday after a foot and mouthscare at a Scottish livestock market. Worried bosses locked down the auction house in Lanark and stopped people andanimals from entering and leaving after...
Malpas Gives Schmeichel a Big Hand
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS SCOTLAND Under-21 boss Maurice Malpas last night bemoaned the brillianceof Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after a frustrating stalemate at EastEnd Park. While he was heartened by his sides display, which he rated...
MARCO V GORDON; Enemies: Marco Pierre White (Far Left) and Gordon Ramsay
Byline: Lesley-Ann Jones MY WORST nightmare, set in a kitchen the size and temperature of asauna, features a wildeyed, Medusa-haired celebrity chef trying to strangle mewith a table napkin. Its recurrence this week, after I'd watched host Marco...
McFadden the Tartan Terror; McFadden the White Lightning: McFadden (Right) Celebrates His Stunning Goal with Hartley
Byline: DAVID KENT SCOTLAND pulled off a stunning backs-to-the-wall victory away to WorldCup runners-up France at the Parc des Princes to leap to the top of Group B. Alex McLeish's side defended with great resilience and with the French becomingmore...
McFadden the Tartan Terror Rocks France; White Lightning: McFadden (Right) Celebrates His Stunning Goal with Hartley
Byline: PETER JARDINE FRANCE 0 SCOTLAND 1 ALEX McLEISH'S heroes wrote themselves into Scottish football folklore lastnight in the Parc des Princes when James McFadden's astonishing 35-yard winnerclaimed three precious Euro 2008 qualifying points....
MCILROY SHOWS GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE; McIlroy: Five Under-Par 67
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY RORY MCILROY played a round of outstanding golf yesterday which deserveda far larger audience than the seven spectators who followed him around theOxfordshire Golf Club. But then again, perhaps not. By his own reckoning,...
Ministers Have Failed Our Troops Says the Legion
Byline: James Slack, Gwyneth Rees MINISTERS have failed in their duty of care to our Armed Forces, saidthe British Legion yesterday. And the charity has launched a campaign for a restoration of the MilitaryCovenant - the mutual bond between troops,...
Misery as Worthington Warriors Are Frozen Out
Byline: PETER FERGUSON NORTHERN IRELANDS European Championship dream was in tatters last night,a second successive defeat brought on by another own goal, this time from KeithGillespie in the last seconds. David Healy had fired his ninth goal in...
'Mollycoddling' Led to Soaring Crime Rates and Teen Pregnancy; Too Much Praise: Teenage Pregnancies Linked to Liberal Policies
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT SCOTLAND'S soaring crime and teenage pregnancy rates were yesterdayblamed on a generation of children who have been given too much praise byteachers. A leading ministerial adviser said years of mollycoddling by a liberal...
Mortgages Set to Rocket, Says Bank Supremo
Byline: Sam Fleming HOMEOWNERS were warned to brace themselves for higher mortgage ratesyesterday. Bank of England governor Mervyn King said that the cost of borrowing was likelyto rise whatever the Bank did with base rates. It was effectively...
Murphy Sits
Byline: SHANE MCGRATH HE warmed up, and he sat down. He warmed up again, and then back to thebench. Finally, with the game in added time, what in basketball is referred toas garbage time, and which was a fitting label for Ireland's exertions, GeordanMurphy...
My Worry Is That Mr Cameron Simply Doesn't Understand Ordinary People; on a Different Planet? David Cameron and Zac Goldsmith
Byline: Stephen Glover ONE OF the good things about David Cameron is that he has been privatelyeducated. I obviously don't mean that in any snobbish sense. It just came as arelief that, after a gap of 40 years, someone who had been to a public schoolcould...