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Articles from April 2, 2009

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16 Dead after Helicopter Crashes into the North Sea; Six Weeks after Miracle Escape, Tragedy Stuns the Oil Industry
Byline: Paul Sims SIXTEEN were feared dead last night after a helicopter crashed into the North Sea. The Super Puma aircraft was returning from a BP-owned oil rig with 14 passengers and two crew members when it hit trouble 13 miles off the coast...
16 DEAD IN AIR CRASH HORROR; Crew and Rig Workers Victims as Helicopter Plunges into North Sea; an Urgent Mayday. but All the Rescuers Found Was Wreckage
Byline: Andy Beaven, Maureen Culley and Sarah Bruce SIXTEEN people were last night feared dead after a helicopter crashed into the North Sea. The Super Puma aircraft was ferrying workers back to shore from a BP oil rig when it plunged into the...
200 Paedophiles Are Spared Jail; Offenders Let off with Only a Caution
Byline: James Slack Home Affairs Editor MORE than 200 paedophiles who abused vulnerable young children escaped with only a slap on the wrist, it emerged last night. Cautions were handed out over a period of three years to perverts aged 21 or...
2-for-1 at the Ideal Home Show
OUR 2-FOR-1 ticket offer includes a free show guide worth [pounds sterling]5 with every full-priced ticket purchased, plus a free copy of the April issue of Ideal Home magazine worth [pounds sterling]3.20 (one magazine only per transaction). The offer...
Adopted Boy Had Face Pushed into Hot Food; Single Mother Subjected Child to Years of Cruelty
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent A SINGLE woman who was chosen to adopt a boy subjected him to four years of beatings and abuse. She spat at him, locked him in a laundry cupboard for hours without food or water, and once pushed...
Alcohol Claiming Six Lives Every Day; Figures Show Liver Disease Has Quadrupled in a Decade
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter SCOTLAND'S worsening alcohol epidemic is claiming a life every four hours, doctors will reveal today. The British Medical Association has exposed a staggering fourfold increase in the number of people...
Amid the Razzmatazz, There's Work to Do; COMMENT
ONE month after D-Day, as the war raged on in Europe and the Far East, delegates from 44 countries gathered in the United States to plan how to rebuild a global economy devastated by years of conflict. They met for three weeks of intensive negotiations...
An Absolute Corker! Advertising Champagne Is an Ideal Job for Bubbly Scarlett
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter SHE readily admits to being highmaintenance, but Scarlett Johansson's latest job will come as a relief to anyone who takes her to dinner. Because from now on she will probably be bringing her own Moet. Pictures...
And a Big Hi to JK, Jamie Oliver. and Her Majesty
Byline: by Rebecca English HE and his wife both towered over the diminutive figure in pink. But on his first meeting with the Queen, Barack Obama made it clear that he looks up to her. Sources said he was 'excited as a schoolboy' to meet the...
And a Big Hi to JK, Jamie Oliver and Her Majesty Too
Byline: by Rebecca English WITH food by Jamie Oliver and guests including JK Rowling and Naomi Campbell, it was a night when politics and celebrity were hard to tell apart. While Gordon Brown had to settle for a no doubt rather staid dinner with...
April Springs a Nasty Surprise on the Wallet
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor THE official inflation rate may have hit zero but families face a raft of April price rises on 'must pay' bills that could add up to more than [pounds sterling]145 a year. April 1 was the trigger date...
Arrested, for Finding a Mobile and Taking It to Police
Byline: Fay Schlesinger AFTER Paul Leicester found a mobile phone in the street while out celebrating his 18th birthday, he handed it in at the police station the following day. The officers' response was to arrest him for suspected theft and...
Ballack Super Strike Stuns Wales
Byline: NEIL MOXLEY WALES 0 GERMANY 2 MICHAEL BALLACK paved the way for Group Four leaders Germany to defeat a depleted but spirited Welsh side last night. The Chelsea midfielder unleashed a magnificent 30-yard shot past Wayne Hennessey...
Bank the Data; All the Top Tips
ROBIN GOODFELLOW'S DOUBLE: Mighty Man (Aintree, 2.00) and Altilhar (Aintree, nap, 5.30) GIMCRACK'S DOUBLE: Starluck (Aintree, nap, 2.35) and Trust Fund (Aintree, 3.45) CAPTAIN HEATH'S NAP: Bambi De L'orme (Aintree, 4.20) FORMCAST SPECIAL BET: Eleazar...
BA Passengers Facing Summer Strike Chaos
Byline: Ray Massey Transport Editor BRITISH AIRWAYS passengers face chaos this summer as cabin crew gear up for strike action over pay, conditions and job cuts. It is predicted the airline will make losses of up to [pounds sterling]150million...
BA Strike Threat; Passengers Face a Summer of Chaos as Staff Plan Jobs Battle
Byline: Ray Massey Transport Editor PASSENGERS flying British Airways this summer face chaos as cabin crew gear up for strike action over pay, conditions and job cuts. BA is predicted to make losses of up to [pounds sterling]150million next year...
Beaten Scots Must Scrap for Survival; Cricket
Byline: by SEAN VINCENT GAVIN HAMILTON last night claimed Scotland are facing the biggest scrap of their careers to keep their World Cup qualifying hopes alive. The former England and Yorkshire star was upstaged by Ireland's county aces in Benoni...
Between the Posts; Power and Speed Brings Fly Half to the Attention of Leinster; No Fun at Waterpark; Things Start to Really Hot Up at the Top
GOOD WEEK AN enjoyable month for Kyle Tonetti has ended with a reward from Leinster coach Michael Cheika. Firstly, the Blackrock centre/out half was called up for Ireland's Sevens World Cup campaign, where his quickwitted running skills were displayed...
Beware of the Deer; Dogs Are Savaged by a Bambi with Tusks
Byline: Paul Harris and Andrew Levy WHEN it comes to a fight between a dog and a cute little deer, you would expect there to be no contest. And you'd be right. Rover limps home with his tail between his legs - and some nasty gashes into the bargain....
Big Al the Manager Is on to a Sure Thing
Byline: JAMIE REDKNAPP ANDY GRAY is comfortable on the sofa, so is Alan Hansen. It's a great life. You remain close to the action, without being too close. It's not a lazy option but after a career playing at the highest level, there is time...
Black Box Could Provide Vital Clues
Byline: Maureen Culley AS the desperate effort to retrieve the bodies of all victims continued late last night, the investigation into the cause of the tragedy was already under way. The Super Puma is thought to have smashed into the water, its...
Bloodshed as Mobs Turn on the Police
Byline: David Williams, Stephen Wright and Christian Gysin MASKED anarchists tried to hijack protests in the City of London ahead of the G20 summit yesterday, clashing with police and ransacking a bank. Taunting police and bombarding them with...
Bloodshed as Mobs Turn on the Police
Byline: David Williams, Stephen Wright and Christian Gysin MASKED anarchists tried to hijack protests in the City of London ahead of the G20 summit yesterday, clashing with police and ransacking a bank. Taunting police and bombarding them with...
Boys Joked: Are You Big Enough to Fill Barry's No 6 Shirt?
Byline: by JOHN GREECHAN DRINKERS and total abstainers, party animals and those who wouldn't be caught dead downing shots with brunch. Every single player in this Scotland squad understood the importance of getting a result at Hampden last night...
Brains or Brawn? LETTERS
I MUST take issue at some of John MacLeod's allegations that poorer pay prior to 1980 (actually 1979) resulted in an over-representation in the police force of 'the thick, the inadequate and the twisted' (Mail). As a former polis of the Maryhill...
Brand Goes in Peace
WITH a scruffy bandana disguising his very recognisable face, straggly long hair covered in a black woolly hat, and several days of stubble, Russell Brand fitted in with ease. Yet, far from being inconspicuous at the protests, the disgraced comedian...
Brand's Date with the Demonstrators
WITH a scruffy bandana disguising his very recognisable face, straggly long hair covered in a black woolly hat, and several days of stubble, Russell Brand fitted in with ease. Yet far from being inconspicuous at the protests, the disgraced comedian...
Bravissimo! Last- Gasp Keane Is the Ireland Hero Trap: I Just Knew We'd Score
Byline: PHILIP QUINN and COLIN YOUNG ITALY .......................1 IRELAND .................1 ROBBIE KEANE acclaimed the goal which reignited Ireland's World Cup as one of the most important of his career amid amazing scenes in Bari. Ireland's...
BREADLINE IRELAND; as Leaders of the G20 Met to Save the Global Economy, This Was the Scene in Dublin as 500 People Queued for Free Food Parcels; Unemployed Swell the Queue for Free Food
Byline: Leah McDonald ON THE day the world's leaders met in London to tackle the global recession, Ireland recorded record unemployment - and saw the return of the breadlines. In a sight reminiscent of the Great Depression in the Thirties, 500...
BURLEY'S ICE PICK; Fletcher's Goal Saves Crisis Boss
Byline: PETER JARDINE SCOTLAND 2 ICELAND 1 STEVEN Fletcher could have been working as a squaddie in Afghanistan if he had followed his late father and two cousins into the services. Thankfully for the Tartan Army, he enlisted for football...
Capello Capps It to Perfect Effect
Byline: MARTIN SAMUEL chief sports writer CALL it the Capello Effect. A curious facet of this circuitous route to South Africa would appear to be Fabio Capello's touchingly patriotic mission to rewrite the wrongs and humiliations inflicted on England...
Cervical Cancer Jab 'Must Be Given to Boys'; Only Then Will Girls Be Protected, Say Experts
Byline: Daniel Martin Health Reporter BOYS should be vaccinated against the sexual infection which causes cervical cancer because so few girls have had the jab that protects against it, say campaigners. Even though boys cannot get cervical cancer,...
Champion Truro Pack a Punch
Byline: JIM HOOLEY TRURO College became the first Cornish school to win the Daily Mail RBS Schools Under 18 Cup with an emphatic 39-18 victory over St Peter's, Gloucester in yesterday's all-South West final at Twickenham. Truro used the power...
Cheeky Rule of Thumb; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTIONIn the last World Cup, an Italian player bit his thumb after scoring a goal. Is this an insult, aimed at the opposition? And does such a gesture occur in a Shakespeare play? THE PLAYER in question was...
CHILDLESS AND PROUD; an Academic Claimed Last Week That Having Children Doesn't Make You Happy. Too Right, Says This 37-Year-Old Singleton. in Fact, It Wrecks Your Life
Byline: HANNAH BETTS CHILDREN do not bring parents genuine happiness. That was the claim made last week by a (childless) social scientist. He argued that the benefits of parenthood are overstated, while the drudgery of family life is rarely touched...
CHILDLESS AND PROUD; an Academic Claimed Last Week That Having Children Doesn't Make You Happy. Too Right, Says This 37-Year-Old Singleton. in Fact, It Wrecks Your Life
CHILDREN do not bring parents genuine happiness. That was the claim made last week by a (childless) social scientist from York University. He argued that the benefits of parenthood are overstated, while the drudgery of family life is rarely touched...
Clarke Hopes to Join Young Master Rory
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correspondent reports from Houston RORY'S great, Rory's fantastic, Rory's going to win the Masters. Anything else you want to know?' Such was Darren Clarke's greeting on the first tee on pro-am day at the Houston...
Clarke Hopes to Join Young Master Rory
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON reports from Houston RORY'S great, Rory's fantastic, Rory's going to win the Masters. Anything else you want to know?' Such was Darren Clarke's greeting on the first tee on pro-am day at the Houston Open yesterday, delivered...
Clash of the Ash Is a Joke as Spirit of Game Has Been Sapped
Byline: TOM RYAN HOW much more of this dross can we possibly take? I watched the Cork v Limerick league game on Sunday and felt my lifeblood drain from me. Bad enough that the National League is now little more than a glorified challenge game...
Critics' Choice
FILM: CATTLE EMPIRE, 1.50pm, Ch4 JOEL McCREA continues to keep his saddle warm as a wronged cowboy who is hired to lead a cattle drive on his release from prison and must wrestle with his thirst for revenge along the way. He's pitted in a race to...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: CATTLE EMPIRE, 1.50pm, Ch4 JOEL McCREA continues to keep his saddle warm as a wronged cowboy who is hired to lead a cattle drive on his release from prison and must wrestle with his thirst for revenge...
Crunched Tycoon Loses Bid for Cut in [Pounds Sterling]11m Divorce
Byline: Beth Hale A CITY tycoon who claimed his [pounds sterling]11.2million divorce payout should be renegotiated after the credit crunch was told yesterday that he could not 'rewrite' the deal. Brian Myerson, 50, told the Court of Appeal the...
DEADLY PRICE OF BLACK GOLD; North Sea Oil Industry Has Claimed Hundreds of Lives
Byline: Jonathan Brocklebank IT is nearly 40 years since a man in a hard hat and a tartan shirt stepped out of a helicopter in Aberdeen holding what looked like a salad cream bottle with Guinness inside it. 'Gentlemen,' he told the small crowd...
Denman Delivery; Resurgent Star Can Bowl over Big-Race Rivals
Byline: by SAM TURNER ROBIN GOODFELLOW THE bookies will take few chances with DENMAN (Aintree, 3.10) today, but if stable confidence is to be believed then last year's Gold Cup winner can regain the winning thread in the totesport Bowl. Denman...
Denman Delivery; Resurgent Star Can Bowl over Big-Race Rivals; ROBIN GOODFELLOW
Byline: by SAM TURNER THE bookies will take few chances with DENMAN (Aintree, 3.10) today, but if stable confidence is to be believed then last year's Gold Cup winner can regain the winning thread in the totesport Bowl. Denman overcame an interrupted...
Dramatic Rescue Bid That Saved 18 Oilmen
Byline: Andy Beaven YESTERDAY's tragedy comes only six weeks after 18 passengers and crew were rescued when their helicopter ditched into the North Sea. On February 18, a Super Puma EC225 aircraft - similar to the one involved in yesterday's...
Dream Boys; Young Guns Keep Scots' World Cup Charge Alive; Young Guns Keep World Cup Dream Alive
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN SCOTLAND'S young guns last night fired the goals which keep the nation's World Cup dream alive. A nerve-shredding evening at Hampden ended in a 2-1 win over Iceland, putting clear blue water between George Burley's men...
Dream Is Still Alive Thanks to Feeney
Byline: DAVID KENT N IRELAND 1 SLOVENIA 0 NORTHERN IRELAND'S improbable journey to South Africa is still on course after Warren Feeney, on loan at Dundee United from Cardiff City, scored for the second consecutive game to keep Nigel Worthington's...
Dublin Stages a Rally as U.S. and Europe Stagger; Iseq Briefing: Closed at 2,285.77 Up 91.82
DUBLIN managed to buck the European and U.S. trend yesterday by making sharp gains. Banks were to the fore in the uplift on hopes that next week's Budget will draw a line under the uncertainty surrounding their capital bases. Shares in AIB climbed...
[Euro]500k for Each 'Brat'; Trade Union Official Has to Say Sorry for Radio Remark about Children Who Inherit Homes from Their Parents
Byline: Klara Kubiak A SENIOR trade union official was forced to apologise yesterday for calling people who inherit property from their parents 'brats'. Paul Sweeney, economic advisor to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), made his comment...
[Euro]6.5m for Paralysed Woman Told She Just Had a Migraine
Byline: Paul Caffrey A WOMAN who was sent home from hospital after being told she had a migraine, only to collapse with a catastrophic brain haemorrhage, yesterday won E6.5million compensation in the High Court. Kathleen Myers, 49, who was secretary...
Fans Are Flooding out through Croker's Back Door
Byline: TOM RYAN I NOTE that there is much concern in Croke Park at what is seen as an alarming decline in attendances, after gate receipts dropped by e5million last year. Inevitably, much of the focus has shifted to admission prices and the...
Far from Being the Solution, This Man Is the Unacceptable Face of Capitalism; AS THE G20 BIDS TO CLEAN UP THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, OUR CITY MINISTER STANDS FOR ALL THAT'S WRONG WITH IT
Byline: by Stephen Glover THE LEADERS of the 20 biggest economies in the world are gathered in London to discuss the future of free market capitalism. Whatever their differences, they all agree that there needs to be more and better financial...
Feeney Keeps Northern Dream Alive
Byline: DAVID KENT N IRELAND 1 SLOVENIA 0 NORTHERN IRELAND manager Nigel Worthington last night saluted his defiant players after a battling performance. A second-half goal from Warren Feeney kept the Irish at the top of Group Three and...
Feeney Keeps North Heading South
Byline: DAVID KENT N IRELAND 1 SLOVENIA 0 NORTHERN Ireland's improbable journey to South Africa next summer continued last night when Warren Feeney, on loan at Dundee United from Cardiff City, scored for the second consecutive game to keep...
FIGHTING FOR PRIDE; Wasps Forced to Take an Early Bath for the Season after Defeat
Byline: by PETER JACKSON Rugby Correspondent BATH 22pts WASPS 14pts BATH clambered back into the Premiership's top three behind new leaders Harlequins last night in delayed response to losing their captain Michael Lipman, stretchered off after...
Fletcher Eases Scots' Troubles
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN SCOTLAND 2 ICELAND 1 ROSS McCORMACK did his best to push Scotland's off-field problems aside in the mustwin Group Nine game against Iceland at Hampden. The Cardiff City player, who impressed in Saturday's 3-0 defeat...
Fletcher's Gem Takes the Heat off Burley
Byline: PETER JARDINE SCOTLAND 2 ICELAND 1 STEVEN Fletcher could have been working as a squaddie out in Afghanistan if he had followed his late father and two cousins into the services. Thankfully, he was playing patriot games for the Tartan...
Four Reasons to Watch the AIB Cup Final; WORLD OF CLUB RUGBY
Byline: Adam Redmond SIMON ZEBO Cork Con's teenage winger is repeating his Leaving Cert this season and Derek Suffern will certainly be repeating to his Ballynahinch three-quarters not to give this kid an inch. He has already made a try-scoring...
Free* Insulation for British Gas Customers; Advertisement Feature
IF YOU ARE a British Gas customer, over 70 or receiving income or disability related benefits, and your house is no larger than a fourbedroom detached, you can have loft and cavity wall insulation installed in your home for free*. British Gas have...
From a Smile to Tears in a Single Day, the Erratic World of Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Byline: Klara Kubiak JUST 24 hours after all seemed well in the world of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, he appears on U.S. television and breaks down in tears. On Tuesday, with his third visit to rehab seemingly working wonders, the Tudors actor looked...
Full Steam Ahead; Young Scots Smash Five to Surge Clear in Euro Mission
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS SCOTLAND U21 5 ALBANIA U21 2 COACH Billy Stark hailed Scotland's perfect start to the European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign as his babes blew the Albanians away to stretch their lead at the top of Group...
Funny Men Have the Last Laugh in Finding Love
Byline: Fiona MacRae IT HAS long been noted that women love a man who can make them laugh - just look at 'sex thimble' Dudley Moore or serial dater David Walliams. And now scientists believe they know why. Being funny apparently makes men...
Funny Men Have the Last Laugh in Love
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter IT HAS long been noted that women love a man who can make them laugh - just look at 'sex thimble' Dudley Moore or serial dater David Walliams. And now scientists believe they know why. Being funny apparently...
General Motors Could Face Bankruptcy by the Summer
Byline: Karl West CAR giant General Motors is working on a plan to split the group into a 'good GM' and 'bad GM' if a radical restructuring fails. GM has warned there is a rising chance it could file for bankruptcy by June after US President...
Gordon Grin and Tonic Is Just What the Boss Ordered
Byline: by MARK WILSON IT was the footballing equivalent of a hair of the dog. A strong measure of Gordon's proved just the tonic for George Burley to combat the unpleasant consequences of a night on the booze. Craig of that clan was elevated...
Gordon's a Tonic as Drink-Induced Gamble Pays off for Bold Burley
Byline: by MARK WILSON IT WAS the footballing equivalent of a hair of the dog. A strong measure of Gordon's proved just the tonic for George Burley to combat the unpleasant consequences of a night on the booze. Craig of that clan was elevated...
Gracious Burley Is Ready to Forgive; Gracious Burley Is Ready to Forgive His Shamed Stars
Byline: PETER JARDINE BARRY FERGUSON and Allan McGregor were granted a national pardon by gracious George Burley at Hampden last night. The Scotland boss, who celebrated his first Hampden victory with a vital 2-1 success over Iceland, refused...
Hard Core Gay Porn in Public Art Gallery; (and the Organisers Want Children to Go along and See It)
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor POLICE were last night set to question Scots council chiefs after it emerged that children as young as 11 are to be invited on school trips to see gay pornography. The youngsters will be asked to visit...
HE and His Wife Both Towered over; LOVE AND HATE
Byline: by Rebecca English HE and his wife both towered over the diminutive figure in pink. But on his first meeting with the Queen, Barack Obama made it clear that he looks up to her. Sources said he was as 'excited as a schoolboy' to meet...
HEAVENLY TO BE LOST IN SPACE; as Extraordinary Sights Are Spotted from an Ordinary Shed, We Sample the Joys of Amateur Stargazing
Byline: by Michelle Fleming IHOLD a torch while David Grennan fiddles with the bolt on the shed at the bottom of his 30ft back garden in north Dublin. My plan is to spend the evening in the Raheny Observatory with David, Ireland's very own Patrick...
Henson: I Might Have to Retire
Byline: PETER JACKSON A 'DEPRESSED' Gavin Henson has written himself off as a 'liability' for the Lions and admitted that he will consider his future in professional rugby. The 27-year-old Welshman spoke about the possibility of being driven...
Henson: Why I Might Have to Quit Rugby; Rugby Extra
Byline: PETER JACKSON A 'DEPRESSED' Gavin Henson has written himself off as a 'liability' for the Lions and admitted that he will consider his future in professional rugby. The 27-year-old Welshman spoke about the possibility of being driven...
He's Confused; Myners Hits Back at Ex-RBS Chief Who Claimed He Misled MPs over Sir Fred
Byline: Ian Drury Political Reporter LORD Myners claimed last night that the Royal Bank of Scotland's board was 'confused' over Sir Fred Goodwin's [pounds sterling]16.9million pension pot. The embattled City Minister hit back as he defended himself...
High Flier Sues BT for [Pounds Sterling]100,000 after Laptop Leaves Her Neck Sore
Byline: Rebecca Camber ONE of BT's top managers is suing the firm for [pounds sterling]100,000 claiming she hurt her neck bending over a laptop after bosses refused her a desk. Rachel Lowe, 41, says she was left in excruciating pain because they...
How Do We Fund Hospitals, HSE Asks Expert Team
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor THE HSE exists to channel money into hospitals, right? Well, apparently not... Health Minister Mary Harney has created an 'expert group' tasked with deciding how best to pump money into hospitals. The politician's...
How Long after Birth Should a Woman Wait to Make Love? It's an Issue All Parents Face - but Rarely Talk about. Now, One Mother Dares to Ask
Byline: by Helena Frith Powell AFTER giving birth, a woman thinks of many things; chocolate, baby names, how soon she can go home, how soon she can sit down without the help of an inflatable rubber ring, and which breastfeeding bras are the most...
How Long after Birth Should a Woman Wait to Make Love? It's an Issue All Parents Face - but Rarely Talk K about. Now, One Mother Dares to between Buying Your Clothes
Byline: by Helena Frith Powell AFTER giving birth, a woman thinks of many things; chocolate, baby names, how soon she can go home, how soon she can sit down without the help of an inflatable rubber ring, and which breastfeeding bras are the most...
How to Fake Big Hair; Beauty Confidential
Byline: ELSA McALONAN BIG HAIR is back. And the bigger, the bouncier, the better. What began as a catwalk trend is being embraced by women everywhere, desperate to make their hair thicker and fuller. But what can you do if you are not blessed...
How to Fake Big Hair; Beauty Confidential
Byline: ELSA McALONAN, with her team of experts, tells you the truth about the latest beauty products . . . BIG HAIR is back. And the bigger, the bouncier, the better. What began as a catwalk trend is being embraced by women all over Britain, desperate...
How Volunteering Can Give You That Vital Edge
Byline: by Linda Whitney HAVING trouble finding the job you want? Why not volunteer your way into the career of your dreams? 'Volunteering is a good way to gain work experience for new graduates, anyone out of work and career-changers,' says Emma...
Hughton Sweats on Club Role
Byline: MATT LAWTON CHRIS HUGHTON will learn his fate today when Alan Shearer finalises the [pounds sterling]3m coaching team that he believes will keep the ailing club in the Barclays Premier League. The former Newcastle and England centre forward...
Hunt for Callous Killers of Arthritic Publican Tied Up with a Dog Lead
Byline: Galen English AN ARTHRITIC publican - who slept in his bar because it was too painful to climb the stairs - was killed yesterday when his worst nightmare came true. Well loved father of five Matt Farrell died of a heart attack after being...
I'm Exactly like Cindy Crawford (Minus the Body); THE TWO FAT LADIES
NEARLY three months into their diets, how are Femail's Two Fat Ladies faring? Have they dropped their excess pounds once and for all, or are they wishing they'd never set foot on the scales? CLAUDIA CONNELL CINDY CRAWFORD and I are the same age,...
I'm Ready to Donate a Kidney to Save an Uncle I Haven't Met
Byline: Sarah Bruce and Maureen Culley LIKE many people who have family members living on the other side of the world, Chris Goodwin has never met his overseas relatives. But that has not daunted the Scottish youth worker as he prepares to cross...
Industry in Freefall as Exports Plummet
Byline: Alan Simpson SCOTLAND'S manufacturing export industry is in freefall and set to deteriorate further as the recession deepens, according to a new economic report. The official Scottish Executive figures revealed a collapse of nearly 10...
INTIMACY AT No 10, MAYHEM OUTSIDE; and What a Pity the French and Germans Plot to Spoil Gordon's Great G20 Triumph
Byline: James Chapman and Michael Lea BARACK Obama defied violent protests and political wrangling ahead of the G20 summit to celebrate America's 'special relationship' with Britain last night. The U.S. President cemented his country's 'extraordinary...
INTIMACY AT No 10, MAYHEM OUTSIDE; and What a Pity, the French and Germans Plot to Spoil Gordon's Great G20 Triumph
Byline: James Chapman and Michael Lea BARACK Obama defied violent protests and political wrangling ahead of the G20 summit to celebrate America's 'special relationship' with Britain last night. The U.S. President cemented his country's 'extraordinary...
INTIMACY AT No10. MAYHEM OUTSIDE; and What a Pity the French and Germans Plot to Spoil Gordon's Great G20 Triumph
Byline: James Chapman and Michael Lea BARACK Obama defied violent protests and political wrangling ahead of the G20 summit to celebrate America's 'special relationship' with Britain last night. The U.S. President cemented his country's 'extraordinary...
Irish Authors Miss Cut for World's Top Book Prize
Byline: Klara Kubiak IT MAY have the name of Ireland's capital city in its title, but the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award will not be giving the nod to any natives this year. Not one Irish author has been mentioned on the short-list for the most...
Is Severed Head Part of a Gruesome Jigsaw?
Byline: Andrew Levy THE discovery of a severed head in a field intensified the hunt last night for a killer who is scattering his victim's body parts. The gruesome find near a cemetery in Leicestershire follows the discovery of an arm and leg...
Is Tory MEP's Criticism of Brown Fair? DEBATE
MEP Daniel Hannan's attack on Gordon Brown's handling of the economy was distinctly lacking in solutions. No doubt thousands of people who can't get anywhere near Brown could have done the same job. My problem with Hannan -- apart from his looking...
Is Tory MEP's Criticism of Brown Fair? DEBATE
AT LAST someone whose speech has verbalised what many people in this country have been thinking. Tory MEP Daniel Hannan's scathing speech has reached many people on YouTube. We have had Blair, Campbell, Mandelson and Brown, is it possible that there...
It's a Girls' Night in - Courtesy of the Naked Chef
Byline: Beth Hale U.S. FIRST Lady Michelle Obama was treated to a 'girls' night in' with some eclectic guests as her husband attended a G20 business dinner yesterday. As Gordon Brown dined with President Obama, Mrs Obama joined Mrs Brown for...
It's Misery for Passengers as Workers Block Dublin Airport
Byline: Enda Feeney ANGRY workers at the troubled SR Technics plant blocked the main entrance to Dublin Airport for one hour yesterday. About 200 of the staff were protesting at the planned closure of the aircraft maintenance firm with the loss...
It's Mr Walters to You! from Builders to Nurses, Everyone Today Insists on Using Oh-So-Familiar First Names. One Man Has Had Enough of It
Byline: by Guy Walters TWO DAYS ago, somebody called me something I hadn't been called in ages: 'Mr Walters.' I was nonplussed. Who was this 'Mr Walters'? He sounded like some old man, or a slightly sinister Welsh villain. It took me a few...
It's No Time for Half Measures; Boss Wins Breathing but He Should Been Firmer on Rangers Duo
Byline: by STEPHEN McGOWAN APRIL Fool's Day ended officially at midday. For some, however, George Burley's japery continued late into the afternoon. Until the moment, indeed, the SFA quietly slipped out a news snap announcing Barry Ferguson and...
It's No Time for Half Measures; Boss Wins Breathing Space but He Should Have Been Firmer on Sinning Rangers Duo
Byline: by STEPHEN McGOWAN APRIL Fool's Day ended officially at midday. For some, however, George Burley's japery continued late into the afternoon. Until the moment, indeed, SFA quietly slipped out a news announcing Barry Ferguson Allan McGregor...
'I've Brushed with Danger on Too Many Occasions'
THE risk of disaster and death flies with you whenever you head out across the unpredictable North Sea, writes Mike Graham. It is like an unwelcome passenger sitting in the seat next to you on the helicopter and I have had brushes with it more times...
I've Found Another O' Them Manchesters!
Byline: PETERBOROUGHs WHEN I was a little boy in the Thirties, my maternal grandmother often came to stay with us. She had been a widow for many years by that time. Her husband (my grandfather) had worked in the chemical industry. He had succumbed...