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Articles from April 28, 2008

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100,000 Dementia Patients Are Given Drugs That 'May Kill'; like a Zombie: Lily Frost
Byline: Jenny Hope THOUSANDS of dementia patients are being given dangerous anti-psychoticdrugs just to keep them quiet, an official report has found. The medication, which could increase the risk of premature death, is prescribedto control agitation,...
10 Things to Do before I Go Completely Blind; Family Man: Stephen Joyce with His Son Cameron Love Match: Stephen and Tracy on Their Wedding Day
Byline: Gavin Madeley FROM the breathtaking summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Stephen Joyce felt asurge of pleasure at the astonishing panorama stretching before his eyes. But his joy at conquering Africa's highest peak was tinged with the bleakrealisation...
A 2-2 Draw for Walter in Florence? Rangers Would Relish a Repeat; Points Dropped: Mutu Is Dejected at Full-Time after Being Pegged Back by Sampdoria but He Was a Threat Alongside Veteran Vieri (Below)
Byline: MARK WILSON AS RANGERS deal with the aftermath of a shattering Old Firm defeat,Fiorentina suffered their own brand of deflation ahead of Thursday night's UEFACup semi-final second leg. A last-gasp Sampdoria equaliser damaged their Champions...
Ahern: Treaty No Would Be Disaster
Byline: Niamh Lyons OUTGOING Taoiseach Bertie Ahern resorted to scare tactics yesterdayafter a poll showed a dramatic slump in public support for the controversialLisbon Treaty. Mr Ahern struck alarmist tones as a Red C Poll published yesterday...
Analyse This
Byline: MARK ANSTEAD WELSH-BORN Christian Bale, 34, shot to fame at the age of 13 as the starof Steven Spielberg's movie Empire Of The Sun. Best known for playing Batman,he lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sandra (Sibi), a 37-year-old formermodel,...
An Injection of Hope; Stephen Howarth: Night Sight
Byline: Daniel Bates HUNDREDS of thousands of people with failing eyesight have been givenhope after a teenager had his sight restored by a pioneering gene therapyoperation. Stephen Howarth, 18, had a degenerative condition, caused by a faulty...
A '[Pounds Sterling]5bn Shares Issue' by HBOS
BRITAIN'S largest mortgage lender HBOS is to consider issuing a flood ofnew shares to bolster its finances. Industry sources said it is drawing up plans to raise up to [pounds sterling]5billion of freshmoney with a rights issue. HBOS, which owns...
A-Z of Summer Beauty
Byline: ASHLEY PEARSON A AT HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL Hate your bikini rash but tired ofhigh-priced and painful bikini waxes? TRIA has just come out with a handheldlaser hair removal device you can use at home. 'I have been performing laser hair...
Battling Bhoys to Fight to the End; Alive and Well: Two-Goal Man of the Match Scott McDonald (Right) Embraces Celtic Coach Neil Lennon
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN REAL champions do not go gently into the night. They fight and scrap forevery last vestige supremacy, forcing pretenders to pay a heavy price for eachinch of ground gained. Celtic, who have won two consecutive SPL titles...
Biella Italia; Roman Holiday: The Home of Escada's Artistic Director Encapsulates the Essence of Italian Style
DAMIANO BIELLA, former design director of Valentino, is now artisticchief at luxury design house Escada. So it's little wonder that his Romanapartment combines the very best of his country's artistic heritage, from OldMasters to the most modern designs....
Billionaire Sir Tom Hunter Still Heads Scotlands Rich List; Richest Scotsman: Sir Tom Will Give Away [Pounds Sterling]1billion Falling Fortune: Ann Gloag
Byline: MIKE LARKIN SIRTomHunterhasheldoff stiff competition to retain his place as Scotlands richest person. But the retail and property tycoon, whose fortune is unchanged sincelastyearat [pounds sterling]1,050million, could face a serious...
Blonde Ambition; Original Girl Power: Wendy James. Inset: Her Band Transvision Vamp
Byline: CHARLES LEGGE QUESTION What happened to Wendy James of Transvision Vamp fame whoconfidently predicted that she would one day be bigger than Madonna and win an Oscar? WENDY JAMES was girl power long before the Spice Girls came on the scene....
Blonde Ambition; Original Girl Power: Wendy James with Her Band Transvision Vamp
Byline: Charles Legge QUESTION What happened to Wendy James of Transvision Vamp fame whoconfidently predicted that she would one day be bigger than Madonna and win an Oscar? WENDY JAMES personified girl power long before the Spice Girls came...
Boro in Need of Home Comfort; Timing It Right: Daryl Murphy Celebrates Heading a Winner for Late-Scoring Specialists Sunderland
Byline: COLIN YOUNG SUNDERLAND 3 MIDDLESBROUGH 2 THREE months ago, when Kevin Keegan was appointed at Newcastle and Roy Keanesigned Andy Reid, Jonny Evans and Phil Bardsley to shore up his Sunderlandteam, Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough were...
BOY, 7, HEARD FATHER SHOOT HIS MOTHER; (1) Beautiful Young Life Lost: Julie, Five, Died in the Blaze Set by Her Father (2) Brave to the Last: Seven-Year-Old Mark Raced to Help His Mother (3) Probe Delay: The Investigation at the Flood Home Was Temporarily Cancelled after Asbestos Was Found (4) Grim Scene: Two Hearses Carrying the Remains of the Flood Family
Byline: Alan Sherry, Ann Mooney A BOY of seven whose family were wiped out in a horrific murder-suicidemay have been killed after he tried to help his dying mother. Mark Flood was woken by the shotgun blast that killed his mother Lorraine, asshe...
Boys 'Achieve Better Results in Classrooms Free of Girls'; Head Down: Boys Are Said to Hide in the Background in English Class
Byline: Julie Moult BOYS do better in single-sex classes, according to an authoritativereport. They were found to achieve significantly higher test results at primary levelwithout the distraction of girls. The study of English lessons in every...
Britain's Got Talent? Glen and Co Are Gorgie Version; Ace of Hearts: Youngster Gary Glen Fires in the Matchwinner before Celebrating (Below)
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON SCOTTISH television executives haven't yet come up with an idea for areality show designed to unearth top young footballers. If they ever do, theycould base the programme at Tynecastle. Britain's Got Talent may still be...
Broccoli Bandit Leaves Victim Steaming; Stolen: The Thief Has Struck Four Times
Byline: Luke Salkeld IT is said a criminal should never return to the scene of the crime -but no one seems to have told the brazen broccoli burglar of King's Somborne. Four times in the last two weeks he has struck at Frank Fahy's vegetable patch....
Cancer Victim Calls for HSE Chief to Resign; Let Down: Rebecca OMalley
Byline: Ian Carey REBECCA OMALLEY, the woman whose breast cancer misdiagnosis triggered anational scandal, yesterday called on HSE boss Professor Brendan Drumm toresign, asking him to reflect on his position. The mother of three said he had failed...
Carlys Idol Exit Down to Blasphemous Song; Backlash: Carly Smithson
Byline: John Breslin CARLY Smithson who was booted off American Idol last week may have lostout because of a backlash by the countrys religious right to her choice ofsong. Dublin-born Smithson picked Jesus Christ Superstar from a selection of...
Casualties of the Fight to Make the Impossible Dream Become a Reality
Byline: Orla McHugh TO any onlooker, the Flood family seemed to have it allthe burgeoning business, the beautiful home, the beauty queen mother and theathlete father. They fulfilled all the social obligations expected of a good, aspiring CelticTiger...
CELTS RUNNING ON A FULL TANK; 1) Trip Tease: McDonald Crashes to the Ground after Luring Broadfoot into a Clumsy Challenge for Celtic's Vital Penalty 2) Great Scott: McDonald Celebrates with Neil Lennon after His Strike Just before Half-Time (Top) Had Set Up a Glasgow Derby Cliffhanger Which Was Eventually Decided by Robsons Cool Penalty (Left)
Byline: PETER JARDINE CELTIC 3 RANGERS 2 CELTIC elbowed Rangers out of pole position in the title race yesterday after athrilling Old Firm encounter left fans inside Parkhead and the millionswatching around the world spellbound. Five goals,...
Clarke's Gem of a Birdie Clinches Poignant Victory; Victory Roar: An Emotional Clarke after His Success at the Asian Open
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON FEELGOOD stories for European golf have been thin on the ground of latebut a truly uplifting tale unfolded in Shanghai yesterday when Darren Clarkeclaimed a dramatic victory in the BMW Asian Open. To describe it as emotional...
Clarke's Gem of a Birdie Clinches Poignant Victory; Winning Roar: An Emotional Clark after His Success at the Asian Open
Byline: BRYAN CAMERON DARREN CLARKE gazed to the heavens as he stood on the 18th green here inShanghai yesterday and hailed his emotionally-charged win at the BMW Asian Openas the best of his illustrious career. Just when he looked to be handing...
Clogthorpe Is Dragged to the Polls
Byline: Keith Waterhouse CLOGTHORPE District Council's Ways and Means Committee convened behindclosed doors last night to discuss ways and means of preventing carpetbagging,toffee-nosed Tories with la-di-da accents from grabbing what they could...
Credit Turmoil Will See 33,000 Lose Their Home
Byline: Rebecca Camber AT least33,000owners willlose their homes this year, according to a report released yesterday. It warns that property repossessions will top last years figure by almost 25per cent. Borrowersareexpectedstruggletomaketheir...
Critics Choice
FILM: MOONFLEET, 12.45pm, Ch4 THE first of a short run of films directed by the great Fritz Lang, this one isan old-fashioned swashbuckler set in 18th century Dorset and starring StewartGranger (pictured with Viveca Lindfors). Its typical Granger...
Critics' Choice
Byline: SOPHIE HEATH FILM: MOONFLEET, 12.45pm, Ch4 THE first of a short run of films directed by the great Fritz Lang, this one isan old-fashioned swashbuckler set in 18th-century Dorset and starring StewartGranger (pictured with Viveca Lindfors)....
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Daisy Dooley Does Divorce
Byline: Daisy Dooley HOPING to snap her best friend, divorced mum Lucy, out of the doldrums,Daisy plans to take her to a seminar on emotional self-growth. THERE had been no word from Lucy for a few days, which was strange as we hadarranged to...
DERRY DELIVER AN APPETISER; Toasting Success: (Clockwise from Top) Derry Players Celebrate Their Victory over Kerry, While Kingdom Manager Pat OShea Consoles the Red-Carded Colm Cooper and Derry Boss Paddy Crozier Is Congratulated
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD THE summer just got interesting. Derrys stunning win over Kerry inyesterdays Allianz NFL final at Parnell Park will put to bed the notion thatthis years football championship will amount to little more than another Kerryprocession....
Do You Have the Drive?
Byline: Linda Whitney WITH 30 million cars on the roads, it's no surprise that there are manyvehicle franchises. You don't need to be car-mad to run a vehicle franchise, but it helps. 'An interest in cars is a good start,' says Richard Clark...
Ebdon Says Hendry Can Recapture Past Glories
Byline: PETER FERGUSON PETER EBDON says former world champion Stephen Hendry can roll back theyears to claim an eighth Crucible crown at the age of 39. Hendry, who ruled the Sheffield stage with ruthless authority a decade ago, hasnot won the...
Empty Homes That Are Worth E100million
Byline: Tom Prendeville MORE THAN 200 derelict properties worth almost ?100million are lyingempty around Dublin city. The houses which are mainly clustered in the old city between the canals havein some cases been abandoned for decades. It...
END OF THE FAMINE; Relief: Darren Clarke Celebrates His First Win in Almost Five Years (above), and Poses with the Trophy (Left)
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY DARREN CLARKE had to fight back the tears in Shanghai yesterday after hefinally emerged from five years of personal tragedy to enter European golfswinning circle again. A dramatic 30 foot birdie putt on the 18th green at...
ESB Plan a Lot of Hot Air
ON MARCH 27 this year, the Electricity Supply Board unveiled the IrishNational Utilitys Strategic Framework Programme, the companys corporate visionfor this countrys electricity supplies until the year 2020 and beyond. There has been insufficient...
Exiles Punch above Their Weight but Are Counted out in the End; Its a Knockout: London Irish Players Were Shown a Video of the Rumble in the Jungle (Right) before Taking on Toulouse but They Couldnt Find the Killer Punch and Shane Geraghty, Peter Richards (Left) and Peter Hewat (above) Were Left Dejected
Byline: PETER JACKSON IN THE final moments before leaving the dressing-room, London Irishshowed their players one of the fights of the 20th centurythe hair-raising Rumble in the Jungle. The edited version of Muhammad Ali regaining the World heavyweight...
FALLEN STARR; All You Need Is Love: Ringo with Wife Barbara (Top) and the Topiary Tribute in Liverpool with the Drummer's Head Hacked off (Above)
Byline: Paul Scott AFTER his recent exertions on his UK publicity junket, Ringo Starr hasbeen allowing himself the luxury of extended sessions of transcendentalmeditation to the relaxing strains of his favourite wind chimes at hisbougainvillaea-covered...
Fashion INSIDER
Byline: GEMMA ROGERS ANNA PARK started out in the fashion retail world 12 years ago. She opened her first boutique Anna in Norfolk in 1996 and now has stores on theKings Road and Primrose Hill in London. Anna's celebrity fans include GwenStefani,...
Fatal Shootings and Stabbings Are Up by 25pc under Labour
Byline: Matthew Hickley THE number of gun and knife killings has risen by more than a quartersince Labour came to power, the Home Office's latest crime statistics reveal. They show the number of Britons beaten to death each year has risen even...
FEDERER GROUND INTO THE DIRT BY DOMINANT NADAL; Nadal: Taste for Victory
Byline: MIKE DICKSON JUST when Roger Federer's recent downturn in form seemed to be rightingitself, along came arch-rival Rafael Nadal yesterday to deliver a crushing blowto his confidence. Federer had the lead in both sets of the Monte Carlo...
Fergie Loses Title Thread
Byline: MATT LAWTON (1) Violent conduct: Park and Evra confront the groundsman, who then squares up as if to punch the United defender(2) Spot on: Ballack fires home his penalty winner (above), celebrates his first goal (below left) after which...
Fergie's TV Show Hit by Tragedy
Byline: Richard Kay WITH HER financial troublesand [pounds sterling]4million overdraftbehind her, the Duchess of York's television foray into one of Britain's mostdeprived sink estates to offer tips on how to live on a budget was always goingto...
FIFTH DIMENSION; 1)fabulous Phil: Neville Can't Hide His Delight after Firing Everton in Front 2) Goal Rush: Carew (Right) Watches as He Wraps Up the Six-Minute Scoring Burst in the Goodison Spectacular, Having Seen Team-Mate Agbonlahor (above) Hit Villa's First Equaliser before Yobo Restored Everton's Lead (Below)
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS EVERTON 2 ASTON VILLA 2 THE UEFA Cup may have its detractors, but no one can doubt what it means toEverton and Aston Villa after a breathtaking finale to their so-called Europeaneliminator at Goodison yesterday. Everton...
Fighting Talk; 1) Boiling Point: Evra Raises His Hands as a Member of Chelsea's Groundstaff Appears to Aim a Punch 2) Kicking Off: Ji-Sung Park (Left), Danny Wellbeck and Patrice Evra Race towards a Member of Chelseas Groundstaff, Who Is Restrained by a Colleague 3) Violent Conduct: Park and Evra Confront the Groundsman, Who Then Squares Up as If to Punch the United Defender
Byline: MATT LAWTON, IAN LADYMAN SIR ALEX FERGUSON will lead a Manchester United investigation into theastonishing brawl that followed his team's fractious Barclays Premier Leagueloss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The FA and Premier...
Fighting Talk; Boiling Point: Patrice Evra (Right) Raises His Hands as a Member of Chelsea's Groundstaff Appears to Aim a Punch
Byline: MATT LAWTON, IAN LAWTON SIR ALEX FERGUSON will lead a Manchester United investigation into theastonishing brawl that followed his team's fractious loss to Chelsea. The FA and Premier League are also beginning their enquiries into the...
Final Blow for Pensions
Byline: Becky Barrow EVERY private sector final salary pension scheme could be gone withinten years, a former Government adviser said yesterday. The warning came as figures revealed record numbers of the gold-plated pensionsclosing to existing...
Final Blow for the 'Gold-Plated' Pensions
Byline: Becky Barrow RECORD numbers of 'goldplated' pension schemes are closing, officialfigures have revealed. Workers lucky enough still to have a final salary pension have been warned theycould all close within ten years. a travel towel instead.'...
FLYING PENNANT GETS IT OFF HIS CHEST; Pennant: Thirsty Work
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY BIRMINGHAM 2 LIVERPOOL 2 JERMAINE PENNANT orchestrated the Liverpool recovery that could relegate hisold team, then he really twisted the knife by telling the Birmingham board itwas all their fault for letting Steve Bruce...
French Floor Valiant Exiles; Devastated: Irish Full Back Peter Hewat Trudges off as Toulouse Celebrate Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: PETER JACKSON LONDON IRISH 15 pts TOULOUSE 21pts IN THE final moments before leaving the dressing-room, London Irish were shownone of the fights of the 20th Centurythe hair-raising 'Rumble in the Jungle.' The edited version of Muhammad...
From the Catwalk to the High Street,how to Choose the Trouser Styles to Suit YOU This Season.And Where to Buy Them - ; Styling: GEMMA ROGERS - - - -
HAREMTHINK Ali Babas voluminous pantaloons, but there are enough variations toclothe his 40 thieves in different guises of this Arabian trouser. WHO PUT THEM ON THE CATWALK? Givenchy (far left), Antonio Marras, Jean PaulGaultier, Giorgio Armani....
Fuel Strike 'Could Put Gas Bills Up by 20pc'; on the March: Workers at the Grangemouth Oil Refinery in Scotland Yesterday Carry Flags as They Begin Their Two-Day Walkout over Pensions
Byline: Ray Massey, Ben Glaze GAS bills could rise by 20 per cent as a result of the fuel crisis,experts warn. Industry analysts believe that disruption to a third of our gas suppliesfollowing the strike at an oil refinery may lead to a [pounds...
FUEL STRIKE: NOW GAS BILLS TO RISE 20%; Deserted: The Grangemouth Refinery Complex Yesterday Solidarity: The Grangemouth Strike Began Yesterday as More Than 100 of the Workers Symbolically Walked out in Protest, Brandishing Red and White Unite Flags
Byline: Sarah Bruce SCOTS families are set to see domestic gas bills soar by 20 per cent dueto the escalating fuel strike crisis. Energy experts last night warned the disruption to a third of the nation's gassupplies will force bills to rise...
GAA Referee Shot While Strolling; Victim: Mr Kelly, Lucky to Be Alive
Byline: Ann Mooney A POPULAR GAA referee is recovering in hospital today after being shotin the stomach in an unprovoked attack while out walking his dog. John Michael Kelly is lucky to be alive after he underwent emergency surgery inCork University...
GERS RUN OUT OF FUEL; Ecstacy and Agony: Rangers Backroom Team of Ally McCoist, Kenny McDowelland Walter Smith Are Stumped (Right) as Barry Robson Scores the Winner from the Penalty Spot (above) before Celebrating with Elated Team-Mates (Left)
Byline: PETER JARDINE BARRY ROBSON beat Giorgios Samaras to the ball for the penalty thatcould yet decide the destiny of the SPL trophy, as Celtic elbowed Rangers outof the box seat. Five goals, six yellow cards and Steven Whittaker's late dismissal...
GIRL LOCKED IN A CELLAR 24 YEARS; Elizabeth Fritzl, Then a Teenager before Her Ordeal Began Lisa, 14, One of Her Daughters Who Was Allowed to Go to School Prison: An Aerial Shot of the Fritzl House, Where Elisabeth Was Held Captive for 24 Years the Father: Josef Fritzl the Mother: Rosemarie Fritzl Daughter: Monika, 14 Elisabeth's Daughter Lisa, Aged 16: She Was Allowed to Live a Normal Life
Byline: Julie Moult, Bojan Pancevski A WOMAN was kept imprisoned in a secret cellar for 24 years by herfather. Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, said she was drugged and handcuffed after being lured tothe basement of their home when she was 18. She had...
Going Up
GOING UP Gucci silver lace-ups WE DONT usually diversify into menswear on these pages, but these super-shinyshoes tickled our fancy. Theyre selling like crazy in Saks in the States andthough theyre a bit ghetto, we dont think thats such a bad...
Going Up Going Down
GOING UP Gucci silver lace-ups WE DON'T usually diversify into menswearon these pages, but these super-shiny shoes tickled our fancy. They're sellinglike crazy in Saks in the States and though they're a bit ghetto, we don'tthink that's such a bad thing....
GORDON HAS NO AXE TO GRIND WITH 'HOLY GOALIE'; Fanning the Flames: Boruc's Choice of T-Shirt Was Ill-Advised but Strachan Defended His Keeper after Seeing off Ibrox Duo Smith and McCoist (Left)
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN GORDON Strachan last night tried to extract the sting from Artur Boruc'slatest act of Old Firm exhibitionism. The Polish international celebrated Celtic's 3-2 triumph over Rangers bydonning a t-shirt thrown from the Parkhead...
Great Escape; (1) Job Done: The Relief on the Faces of the Munster Players at the End Is Clear for All to See, as a Dejected Hugh Vyvyan of Saracens Is Left Flat out on His Back (2) Anxious: Declan Kidney Looks On
Byline: SHANE McGRATH IRELAND coach-elect Declan Kidney last night refused to discuss his jobsituation after Munster held their nerve to scrape into a fourth Heineken Cupfinal. The Reds coach is poised to be unveiled by the IRFU in advance of...
Grumbles over Whos Who on the Rich List as Jerry Breezes in; Art Lover: Jerry Bought Etching
THE BEAUTIFUL Jerry Hall was up bright and early for Hector McDonnellsexhibition opening at the Solomon Gallery in Powerscourt Town House. She loves coming to Ireland and although Love Letters, the play shes starringin at the Tivoli, is only on...
HBOS Plotting Rights Issue as Losses Spiral
Byline: Lucy Farndon HBOS's 2.1m private shareholders are set to suffer further pain, as thebank finalises plans for a rights issue that could be as high as [pounds sterling]5bn. Having emerged from 2007 with only [pounds sterling]227m of losses...
Hefty Cost of Stronger Hospital Equipment to Treat the Obese
Byline: Tim Bugler HOSPITALS have spent more than [pounds sterling]6million on specialist equipment toallow them to treat overweight patients, it emerged yesterday. The scale of Scotland's obesity crisis has forced health boards to part with...
HILL CLIMB ENDS IN TEARS; Munster Magic: O'Gara Evades De Kock's Tackle to Go over for Munster's Opening Try
Byline: PETER JACKSON SARACENS 16pts MUNSTER 18pts RICHARD HILL'S heroic climb from a public parks pitch towards the pinnacle ofEuropean rugby ended in tears yesterday just feet from the summit. He and his beloved Saracens could hardly have...
HOT HENDRY CAN WIN TITLE NO8, WARNS EBDON; Classy: Hendry Eyes the World Crown Picture: GETTY
Byline: PETER FERGUSON PETER EBDON says former world champion Stephen Hendry can roll back theyears to claim an eighth Crucible crown at the age of 39. Hendry, who ruled the Sheffield stage with ruthless authority a decade ago, hasnot won the...
How Cocaine Is Fuelling Violence in the Streets
Byline: Steve Doughty ONE in three offenders tested for hard drugs after committing streetviolence had been using cocaine, ministers have revealed. Of these, one in three had also taken heroin or another opiate. The extent of the involvement...
How Having a Baby Helped Me Beat Anorexia; Proud: Chloe Cook, Pictured with Daughter Ella, Is Now Expecting Her Second Child Lowest Ebb: Miss Cook Weighed Just Five Stone
Byline: Lucy Laing HER frame was so skeletal that doctors warned Chloe Cook she was onlydays away from death. Even if she recovered from her six-year battle with anorexia, she was told shemight never have children. Now, however, the 24-year-old...
How the Town Hall Snoopers Hijack Anti-Terror Powers; Spied On: Jenny Paton and Tim Joyce
Byline: Matthew Hickley SURVEILLANCE powers designed to track terrorists are being deployed bycouncils to crack down on littering, dog fouling and planning law breaches, asurvey reveals. Its findings expose the vast scale of Big Brother spying...
How the Web Stole Our Children
Byline: WINIFRED ROBINSON THE other day my eight-year-old son asked: What was your favourite website when you were little? The question illustratesthe yawning gulf dividing todays parents and their children. We were raised in an age when the...
How They Rated
Byline: SHANE McGRATH DENIS HURLEY: Repeating Gloucester would always prove too much. Assuredunder the high ball, but a tinge of luck in avoiding being punished for holdingon at the death. DOUG HOWLETT: A couple of careering runs were freighted...
How to Bag a Birkin; Left to Right: Naomi Campbell and Julia Roberts. above, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jerry Hall, All with Their Birkins
Byline: Stephanie Hirschmiller KATE MOSS has one in denim, Kelly Osbourne has one in classic black, andVictoria Beckham, of course, has one in every colour of the rainbow. ElleMacpherson, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Campbell are...
Ian Times It Right; High and Mighty: Ashbee (Second Left) Heads the Hull Winner
Byline: ARINDAM REJ HULL CITY 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 1 HULL captain Ian Ashbee admitted his late winner was the most important goal ofhis 14-year career. With five minutes to go, it seemed that his side would have nothing at stake atIpswich on Sunday,...
I Dont Know If I Can Beat Cancer, It Terrifies Me; 1. Smoker: Drew in His Heyday 2. Battling On: The Singer Has Lost His Trademark Hair
Byline: Shona Murray RONNIE DREW is terrified of dying from the cancer he is desperatelybattling to beat. Speaking candidly, the 73-year-old musician said: Im just frightenedif you nearly walk out under a bus, how do you feel? Thats the type...
IFG Facing 40pc Cut in Profits
Byline: JOE DOWNES THE squeeze on brokers commissions by the coun-trys main lenders willhit profits at financial services group, IFG, the company has warned. IFGs property services division could see profits slashed by up to 40pchit by a combination...
I'm a Sex Addict, Confesses Scottish Tories' Top Donor; Good Life: The Peer on His Yacht Frivolous Support: Lord Laidlaw, Right, with Former Conservative Party Leader William Hague
Byline: Stuart Nicolson THE millionaire peer who has bankrolled the Scottish Tories yesterdayembarrassed the party by confessing to a 'sex addiction' which has seen himtake part in drugfuelled orgies with prostitutes. Lord Laidlaw - Scotland's...
Im Seeking Help for Sex Addiction Says Tory Peer; Temptations: Lord Laidlaw
A LEADING Conservative donor hasrevealedheisseeking treatmentforsex addiction after taking part in orgies with [pounds sterling]3,000-a-night prostitutes. Lord Laidlaw, 64, who is worth around [pounds sterling]730million, admitted he has sufferedfrom...
In Need of a Facelift, the NHS at 60; Operating Costs: The NHS, While Saving Lives, Is More of a Financial Burden Than Ever
Byline: Katie Grant FEW institutions get a birthday, so it is a measure of just howimportant the creation of the National Health Service was that it was given aspecial kick-off. The so-called 'Appointed Day' was July 5th, 1948. And as we approach...
Irelands Richest ; Wealthiest: Sean Quinn at the November Wedding of His Daughter Ciara
Byline: Yvonne Tarleton DENIS OBRIEN, the long-term rival of Sir Anthony OReilly, has justovertaken his business competitor on 2008s Rich List. The list, published annually by the Sunday Times, named Mr OBrien as the thirdrichest man in Irelandworth...
Is Claire Rayner Right about Modern Nursing?
I AGREE with health campaigner Claire Rayner's description of modern-daynurses. When I did my nursing training in the early Eighties and was latermyself a patient, I spent a long time in hospital and witnessed similarbehaviour. On one occasion the...
It's Lovely Being Ugly Again, Says Bolton's Nolan
Byline: NEIL ASHTON TOTTENHAM 1 BOLTON 1 THEY revel in their notoriety, rolling around like pigs in muck and rubbing therest of the Barclays Premier League up the wrong way. Bolton are in their element again. The Bully Boy tag is packed on...
I Was on Telly and My Folks Tuned in ... to Watch Man U Play Chelsea; Stalemate: Chris Porter (Right) Is Caught in a Bearhug after Giving Motherwell the Lead but Lee Wilkie Finds Himself Unmarked (Left) to Nod Home Dundee United's Equaliser
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS WITH the Setanta outside broadcast unit beaming live coverage out of FirPark, Sean Dillon's family back home in Ireland eagerly gathered around thetelevision. Unfortunately for the Dubliner, they were glued to the Saturday...
Japanese Malt Puts Scotch on the Rocks; Dram Fine: Bill Murray Drinks Hibiki in Lost in Translation. Left: Masataka Taketsuru and His Wife Rita
Byline: Andrew Owen ALMOST a century ago, a young Japanese man came to Scotland to learn howto make whisky. Now, the Yoichi single malt created by Masataka Taketsuru has been named thebest in the world, the first time the award has left Scotland....
Joanne the Outback Mystery Girl Is Back on Her Home Ground; 1) the House: She Paid ?144,000 2) Boyfriend Peter Falconio 3) Return of the Wanderer: Miss Lees near Her Home
Byline: Chris Brooke IT was at a disco in her home town that Joanne Lees met Peter Falconio and the relationship began that would take them around the world to a rendezvous with murder. Twelve years later, she is back where she started. Miss...
Joanne the Outback Mystery Girl Is Back on Her Home Ground; the House: She Paid [Pounds Sterling]144,000 Boyfriend Peter Falconio Return of the Wanderer: Miss Lees near Her Home
Byline: Chris Brooke IT was at a disco in her home town that Joanne Lees met Peter Falconioand the relationship began that would take them around the world to arendezvous with murder. Twelve years later, she is back where she started. Miss...
KAMARA CLICKS IN SURVIVAL BID; Staying Focused: Kamara Smashes the Late Winner to Lift Fulham While City Owner Thaksin (Left) Is Far from Impressed
Byline: CHRIS WHEELER MANCHESTER CITY 2 FULHAM 3 AS SVEN Goran Eriksson and his deflated players embarked on a bizarre lap ofhonour, a team which deserved the plaudits remained in their dressing room tocelebrate an escape act that will be all...
Kidneys Red Army Almost Let History Trip Them Up; Sheer Relief: Alan Quinlan Celebrates Scoring While Kidney Had a Nervous Day
Byline: SHANE McGRATH A MATTER of timing, we are led to understand, is the only variableremaining in Declan Kidney ascending the national job. Word is expected this week, but just how close it came to an unveiling againstthe inky darkness of...
Krysiak Is Dreaming about Pole Position
Byline: JIM BLACK WHILE the majority of his Gretna team-mates wait and wonder what thefuture holds for them, Artur Krysiak dreams of one day emulating the feats ofhis countryman Tomasz Kuszczak. The teenage goalkeeper, on loan from Birmingham...
Leicester Dropped Right in It by Watson; in with a Shout: Slusarski Leads the Celebrations after Watson's Goal for Wednesday
Byline: RAY MATTS LEICESTER 1 SHEFF WED 3 STEVE WATSON spoke of ringing his former West Bromwich Albion team-mates,begging them to perform the favour of a convincing win at the Hawthornstonight. The veteran Sheffield Wednesday midfielder's...
Let's Put Football out of Arms' Way; Battle: Ferdinand Squares Up to Essien, Makelele, Terry and Drogba Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Byline: jeff powell BACK in the cloth cap days before football stress was invented,premature baldness among managers used to be attributed to the tearing out ofhair in frustration at centre forwards who couldn't hit a barn door at 12paces. Now...
Lewis Limits the Damage; 1) Miracle Man: Kovalainen Is Cut from His Car and Spanish Fans Taunt Hamilton 2) Raikkonen: Victor
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY THIS was a story of survival. There was Lewis Hamilton's damagelimitation exercise behind the flyaway Ferraris. And then his team-mate HeikkiKovalainen's death-defying escape from the debris of his crippled McLaren. If...
LIZ JONES FASHION ADDICT; Clockwise: British Airways'unflattering Revamped Uniform in the Nineties, and the Brownies Discover That New Isn't Always Better. Below: (Left) the Simple and Classy Air France Uniform, and (Right) McDonald's New Staff Clobber
MY BROWNIE uniform was my pride and joy. It had a short-sleeved nutbrowndress to the knee, with lots of epaulettes and pockets; a mustard yellow tie;and a wide brown leather belt. It pre-dated Yves St Laurent's safari look of the Seventies by at...
Lord Cashpoint Wields the Knife; Double Act: Tony Blair and Lord Levy Share Their Excitement during the Early Days of His Premiership. but the Peer Eventually Lost Faith in His Friend and Confidant Anji Hunter: Old Friend Carole Caplin: Stress Relief Sir Ronald Cohen: Brown Ally
Byline: Michael Lea, Ian Drury LORDLevyliftedthelidyesterday on Tony Blairs Downing Street and the bitter in-fighting at the heartof New Labour. Theformerpartyfundraiserclaimed that the cash-for-peerages scandal arose fromthebattlebetweenMr ...
Lord Levy's Revelations Won't Wreck Brown's Credibility. He's Already Done That Himself
Byline: Melanie Phillips AS IF Gordon Brown didn't have enough to contend with at present, alongcomes Lord Levy to put the boot in. When he wrote his autobiography, Tony Blair's erstwhile fundraiser and tennispartner must have imagined that his...
Lord's May Lose T20 Showpiece; Vaughan: Out Cheaply Again
Byline: CHRIS FOY ENGLAND have been alerted to the danger of losing their right to hostnext summer's Twenty20 world championship because of the Government's toughstance against the Mugabe regime. David Morgan, the incoming president of the ICC...
MacPherson Hails His Bargain Basement Buys
Byline: EWING GRAHAME THERE is no shortage of managers who will tell you that shopping in theJanuary Sales is unlikely to produce anything of lasting value. All the good buys have already been taken, they argue, and signings made duringthat transfer...
McCanns Set to Make [Pounds Sterling]1m for Book on Their 'Year of Hell'; Madeleine: Her Parents Still Hope Gerry and Kate McCann: Money for the Search
Byline: Vanessa Allen KATE and Gerry McCann plan to write a book about their 'year of hell'without missing Madeleine. Publishing sources say they could be paid up to [pounds sterling]1million. The couple's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, stressed...
McLeish Suffers More Pain after Jermaine's Jibe; on Tenterhooks: Alex McLeish Looks a Worried Man as He Watches Birmingham Struggle
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY FIRST, Jermaine Pennant orchestrated the recovery that could relegatehis old team, then he really rubbed salt into Alex McLeish's wounds by tellingthe Birmingham board it was all their fault for letting Steve Bruce go. It...
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Millar's Happy Tale; Hoop-Hoop Hooray: Morton Scorers Kevin Finlayson (Left) and Brian Wake Celebrate the Goals Which Kept the Greenock Club in the First Division
Byline: ANDY NEWPORT THE last time Morton came to Firhill, Chris Millar was a dejected figureleft in the stand. He appeared to be made an outcast by former manager JimMcInally after penning a pre-contract agreement with St Johnstone and banishedfor...
Miller Lights Fuse as Hibs Hit Self-Destruct Button
Byline: SCOTT DAVIE THE Hibernian players must love working on the training ground with MixuPaatelainen, as they are doing everything in their power to minimise the timethey spend apart this summer. Instead of taking the direct route into the...