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Articles from February 7, 2009

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14 Classic War Films to Collect - FREE!
INSIDE today's Daily Mail you'll find a free DVD of The Dam Busters, one of the greatest war stories ever told on film, and the first in a collection of 14 brilliant war films compiled exclusively for the Mail. Today's all-time classic film stars...
14 Classic War F Ilms to Collect - FREE!
INSIDE today's Daily Mail you'll find a free DVD of The Dam Busters, one of the greatest war stories ever told on film, and the first in a collection of 14 brilliant war films compiled exclusively for the Mail. Today's all-time classic film stars...
A-BUZZ IN THE BALTICS! Head-Spinning: The Imposing St Stanislaus Cathedral and Its and Bell Tower Are the Centrepieces of the Historical District in Vilnius
Byline: Victoria Gooch SORRY, I can't let you hire an audio guide,' said the beautiful woman behind the counter at the Vilnius Tourist Board. I wondered if it was my appearance that made me unsuitable to be trusted with a talking box that would...
Adams' Future in the Hands of the Old Guard; Pointing the Way to Salvation: Adams Is Hoping Today's Game against Liverpool Will Start Portsmouth on the Road to Safety
Byline: NEIL ASHTON SPARED the sack after Portsmouth's executive chairman canvassed senior players during a series of dramatic phone calls last Sunday, Tony Adams had every reason to be optimistic yesterday. His future was in the hands of David...
A Degree of Separation from Crippled Iceland
THE JOKE is so tired by now that it doesn't even bear repetition. But, as the Irish Daily Mail found out this week, the difference between Iceland and Ireland really IS one consonant and, terrifyingly, could also be just six months. The similarities...
A Goal at Tottenham Will Spur on Adebayor
Byline: IAN GIBB ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger believes Emmanuel Adebayor is ready to continue his torture of Tottenham tomorrow at White Hart Lane after the Togo striker's modest scoring record this season. Tottenham have not beaten Arsenal in...
A Grand Day Out
WHY GO NOW? FEBRUARY'S spectacular display of snowdrops has earned Howick Hall, near Alnwick, the title 'snowdrop capital of the North-East'. Species of this delicate flower have been blooming in Northumberland for 75 years, and there are some unique...
A HIGH PRIEST OF PREJUDICE; Extremist: Richard Williamson and, Inset, Pope Benedict
Byline: Geoffrey Levy SHE HAD been a woman of charm with a strong Christian ethic u a regular churchgoer much liked by the neighbours. Many were there when Helen Williamson, 93, was buried in her home town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in...
A Lesson in Protest from the Minister
Byline: John Fallon HE says he was a firebrand in his younger days - and yesterday he decided to give students a tutorial in the art of protest. Today's students just do not know how to demonstrate, according to Gaeltacht Minister [ETH]amon O...
A Lesson in Protest from the Minister; Designs on Red Carpet: Lisa Cannon Is Reporting from Glitzy LA
Byline: John Fallon HE says he was a firebrand in his younger days - and yesterday he decided to give students a tutorial in the art of protest. Today's students just do not know how to demonstrate, according to Gaeltacht Minister [ETH]amon O...
ALL A- BUZZ IN THE BALTICS! Head-Spinning: Cathedral Square in the Heart of Vilnius. Above: Dancers in Folk Costume
Byline: Victoria Gooch SORRY, I can't let you hire an audio guide,' said the beautiful woman behind the counter at the Vilnius Tourist Board. I wondered if it was my appearance that made me unsuitable to be trusted with a talking box that would...
ALL A-BUZZ IN THE BALTICS! Head-Spinning: The Imposing St Stanislaus Cathedral and Its and Bell Tower Are the Centrepieces of the Historical District in Vilnius
Byline: Victoria Gooch SORRY, I can't let you hire an audio guide,' said the beautiful woman behind the counter at the Vilnius Tourist Board. I wondered if it was my appearance that made me unsuitable to be trusted with a talking box that would...
And Finally
Byline: Bel Mooney WHAT with snow and bad news (so much of both), I found myself in a grump, and feeling unwell, too. The economy is enough to set you wheezing, while reading endlessly about hardship and pain all over the world tests even an optimist...
An Inspector Calls
YOU feel as though you've wandered onto a film set when you turn off the A350 into Lacock. The village which is almost entirely owned by the National Trust is a location manager's dream. Which is why it's starred in productions such as Emma, Pride...
AN INSPECTOR CALLS His Mission: To Test Hotel Hospitality to the Limit
GETTING to Slaley Hall, deep in the Northumberland countryside, was a lesson in the perils of satellite navigation. We were feeling proud of ourselves when we reached nearby Hexham, as the satnav showed the hotel was within striking distance. ...
Ants Have Something to Say for Themselves
NEXT time you see an army of ants scurrying around, bear in mind that they may be following orders. Scientists have shown that the insects talk to each other and are far more intelligent than previously thought. Indeed, ants have the largest...
Arshavin Deal Answers Will Be Fascinating
IF Andrei Arshavin scores the goal for Arsenal that nudges Aston Villa out of a Champions League berth, Martin O'Neill will rue the day his club did not lodge a protest against the Gunners' deadline-breaking bid. Think of the fuss surrounding Carlos...
Arshavin Deal Answers Will Be Fascinating
Byline: DES KELLY IF Andrei Arshavin scores the goal for Arsenal that nudges Aston Villa out of a Champions League berth, Martin O'Neill will rue the day his club did not lodge a protest against the Gunners' deadline-breaking bid. Think of the...
A Secondhand Hymn to Pride
Byline: Charles Legge QUESTION: Who wrote the song sung by Aretha Franklin at President Obama's inauguration ceremony which had the same tune as our UK national anthem? SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH (1808-1895) wrote his American patriotic song My Country...
Assault on the Classes in Race for Best School Places; Harriet Harman: Equality Drive
Byline: Laura Clark RISING numbers of sought-after state schools are restricting access for middle-class children by selecting pupils by lottery. Bristol City Council is considering following Brighton and introducing 'random allocation' to decide...
Auction Delight for Kp and Freddie
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN ENGLAND were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen yesterday became the joint most highly valued cricketers in the world. This avoided any possibility of jealousy between two players at...
Bathroom Gloom as Firm Sinks
Byline: Joe Downes IRISH-listed bathroom suite-maker Qualceram Shires says its trading performance is being battered by the 'unprecedented' slow-down in the property market and the deepening recessions in both Ireland and the UK. The company...
Baugur Bosses Stand Firm as Administrators Move In
Byline: Ben Laurance THE two leading figures in collapsed Icelandic empire Baugur were last night still holding board positions on some of Britain's leading High Street chains - despite their shareholdings being seized by bankers. Jon Asgeir...
Becks 'Perfect' Role Model for Starlet Fleck
Byline: MARK WILSON ALLY McCOIST has returned David Beckham's compliment by insisting Rangers starlet John Fleck should look at the former England captain as a role model. Beckham expressed his admiration for Fleck's talent after AC Milan visited...
Benitez Left Me Baffled; Keane: Benitez Was Baffling
Byline: SIMON CASS ROBBIE KEANE last night blamed Rafa Benitez for turning his Liverpool dream into a nightmare, insisting he was left 'baffled' by the Spaniard's decision to ignore his talent. Keane, 28, was sold back to Tottenham on the final...
Bond Issue News Helps Lift Dublin Shares Market
THE Dublin shares market rose in line with bourses across the world yesterday with Irish Life and Permanent shares lifted by news of a bond issue. Shares in Irish Life and Permanent led the rise with the stocks gaining 18c to E1.90 after it placed...
Buff' Hoon Stirs a Snow Storm; Stranded: Abandoned Cars on the A38 in Devon High Freeze: Ice Coats This Docked Ship Warming Up: The Heated Pool Comes in Handy for More of These Go to WWW.Dailymail.Co.Uk/snow A Householder in Quebec, Canada, Opened His Back Door to Find a Wall of Snow outside Buried: This Driver Had to Dig out Their Car Warming Up: The Heated Pool Comes in Handy
Byline: Ian Drury, Sam Greenhill SUFFERING motorists were told to 'stop whingeing' by the Transport Secretary yesterday as the country slithered through a fifth day of snow chaos. In an astonishing outburst, Geoff Hoon said drivers had only themselves...
'Buff' Hoon Stirs a Snow Storm; White-Out: A Lone Pedestrian Braves the Snow in Totterdown, Bristol
Byline: Ian Drury, Sam Greenhill SUFFERING motorists were told to 'stop whingeing' by the Transport Secretary yesterday as the country slithered through a fifth day of snow chaos. In an astonishing outburst, Geoff Hoon said drivers had only themselves...
Buzz off, Kids! Mum's Watching Supernanny
Byline: Deborah Ross CHILDHOOD, says a report out this week, is in crisis, and it's all the parents' fault. We are too selfish, we don't care enough about the messages we send out to young people, and we pursue our own success at the expense of...
Buzz off, Kids! Mum's Watching Supernanny
They kick your shins, squeal during QI and bore you rigid - no wonder we're all trying to ignore our children.... HILDHOOD, says a report out this week, is in crisis, and it's all the parents' fault. We are too selfish, we don't care enough about...
Can Anyone Catch Codys Champions? Raising Their Colours: A Kilkenny Supporter Waves His County Colours after James Cha Fitzpatrick Had Lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup Last September; Galway Supporters Are Pinning Their Hopes on Joe Canning (Right) to Continue His Rise to the Top and Help the Tribesmen Challenge the Cats Dominance
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD MICHEAL CLIFFORD asks five hurling greats if any team in this years championship have the weapons to bring Kilkennys All-Ireland reign to an end, or if Brian Codys Cats will extend their domination by securing a fourth straight...
Cap Bank Bonuses; Defiant: Lloyds Boss Eric Daniels
Byline: Sam Fleming BRITISH bankers could be hit by Obama-style caps on their salaries and bonuses as Gordon Brown attempts to quell a furious backlash against City greed. UK officials said yesterday they may follow the lead of President Barack...
Captain Cad Sails off with His Third Wife (Pity He's Got Two at Home); Serial Husband: Ian Gillon with Carmen Morales after a Sailing Trip Dee Gillon: With Sons in 2005
Byline: Arthur Martin, Bill Mouland FOR Carmen Morales, it must have seemed life was just perfect. The red-haired Spaniard, 40, had just married her boyfriend, a dashing English yachtsman, and was beginning life with him in a stylish villa on...
Captain Cad Sails off with His Third Wife ; Serial Husband: Ian Gillon with Carmen Morales after a Sailing Trip Dee Gillon: With Sons in 2005
Byline: Arthur Martin, Bill Mouland FOR Carmen Morales, it must have seemed life was just perfect. The red-haired Spaniard, 40, had just married her boyfriend, a dashing English yachtsman, and was beginning life with him in a stylish villa on...
Caramel Shortcake Is Family's Recipe for Success; Sweet Prosperity: The Bakery Founded by Karen Murray Now Makes [Pounds Sterling]2million a Year
Byline: Catriona Stewart WHEN Karen Murray first sampled her father-in-law's secret-recipe caramel shortcake, she knew it was too good to keep in the family. At the age of 23, the mother of two rented a tiny shop space and launched a business....
Cash-in-Transit Raid Once Every Fortnight
Byline: Ian Carey ROBBERIES from cash-intransit vans took place once every two weeks, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) yesterday. And more than 11,500 criminals on bail committed crimes in 2008, while the latest...
CELTIC BOSS PLAYS DOWN BORUC-McGEADY 'BUST-UP'; Cleared: McGeady Hands Off: Boruc
Byline: PETER JARDINE GORDON STRACHAN last night laughed off rumours of a Celtic training ground bust-up between Artur Boruc and Aiden McGeady. The man known as the 'Holy Goalie' and the Republic of Ireland midfielder, fined and suspended by...
CELTIC BOSS PLAYS DOWN BORUC-McGEADY 'BUST-UP'; Hands Off: Boruc
Byline: PETER JARDINE GORDON STRACHAN last night laughed off rumours of a Celtic training ground bust-up between Artur Boruc and Aiden McGeady. The man known as the 'Holy Goalie' and the Republic of Ireland midfielder, fined and suspended by...
CLARKE AND KATICH ARE OUT OF TUNE; Clarke: Song and Dance
Byline: DAVID KENT AUSTRALIA vice-captain Michael Clarke yesterday admitted he and team-mate Simon Katich had a bust-up following the third Test against South Africa at the SCG. Reports claimed opening batsman Katich grabbed Clarke by the throat...
Clarkson's U-Turn over Jibe at Brown; Business Secretary Lord
Byline: Liz Thomas JEREMY Clarkson last night issued a swift apology in an attempt to save his BBC job after he described Gordon Brown as a 'oneeyed Scottish idiot'. The outspoken Top Gear presenter, who takes pride in his strong opinions, was...
Clarkson's U-Turn over Jibe at Brown; Mouthing Off: Clarkson in Sydney
Byline: Liz Thomas JEREMY Clarkson last night issued a swift apology in an attempt to save his BBC job after he described Gordon Brown as a 'oneeyed Scottish idiot'. The outspoken Top Gear presenter, who takes pride in his strong opinions, was...
Critics' Choice
LIVE SIX NATIONS RUGBY, 2pm, RT[ETH] Two THE ACTION may start in Twickenham, where England host Italy, but all eyes will be focused on the 5pm kick off in Croke Park as Ireland set about overturning last year's disapointing home defeat to France. Declan...
Critics' Choice
HER relationship with Fisher is blooming, but POLITICIAN Ann Widdecombe, a Catholic convert, traces the history of the Reformation, an event about which she has, understandably, mixed feelings. Her account takes her from Wittenberg to Glastonbury,...
Critics' Choice
LIVE SIX NATIONS RUGBY, 2pm, RT[ETH] Two THE ACTION may start in Twickenham, where England host Italy, but all eyes will be focused on the 5pm kick off in Croke Park as Ireland set about overturning last year's disapointing home defeat to France....
Crusaders Show True Celtic Grit; Caught Short: Crusader Anthony Blackwood Tackled by Carl Ablett
Byline: RICHARD BOTT LEEDS RHINOS 28pts CELTIC CRUSADERS 6pts CELTIC Crusaders expected nothing else from their engage Super League debut than a torrid reception from the reigning champions. Leeds coach Brian McClennan says his team will...
CryptoLogic Is a Recovery Play in the Making
Byline: Ian Lyall SMALL caps have taken a pounding of late. But now we are at a point where rock bottom valuations hugely overstate the risks of certain stocks. Online gaming firm CryptoLogic falls into this category. My sympathy if you bought...
DEFENDS SIDE AND OCCASION; Blair: Building Up the Game
Byline: CHRIS FOY MIKE BLAIR shrugged off concerns over Scotland's controversial team selection for Sunday's RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales by insisting he has not noticed any drop in public excitement about the match. Head coach Frank Hadden's...
Denman out to Prove He's Still the Tank; Gold Star: Denman Winning at the Festival in March
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND KEMPTON and Twickenham, separated by only a few miles in south west London, share a common in-terest in praying for the rehabilitation of two sporting giants this afternoon. Barely 10 minutes before Martin Johnson's England...
Denman out to Prove He's Still the Tank; Gold Star: Denman Winning at the Festival in March Picture: ANDY HOOPER
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND KEMPTON and Twickenham, separated by only a few miles in south west London, share a common interest in praying for the rehabilitation of two sporting giants this afternoon. Barely 10 minutes before Martin Johnson's England...
Designers Put Their Prints All over BT's New Fashion Season; Silky: Karen Models Basso & Brook Oriental: Irma Also in B&B
Byline: Niamh O'Dea IT MAY be freezing outside but there's every chance that these outfits will warm things up nicely. Brown Thomas gave a sneak peak at the hottest selection of its spring/ summer collection yesterday. And a host of colourful...
DID MY GRANDMA LIVE TOO LONG? There's No One Quite like Grandma: Pamela Welsh with Her Children Penny and Roderick
Byline: Sam Leith DURING the middle of the night on St Stephen's Day, my grandmother died. Pamela Mary Welsh, as she was born, was 85. She lived with my family for 23 years - having left her husband at the end of the Seventies - so was more like...
Doctor Guilty of Killing Bunion Patient with a Jab; Patricia Leighton: Inquests
Byline: Andy Dolan A DOCTOR who fled to the U.S. after giving a fatal injection of adrenaline to a patient with an infected bunion was convicted of manslaughter yesterday. Priya Ramnath, 40, ignored the advice of colleagues not to give Patricia...
Dropping Danny Is a Goode Call by Johnno; Looking Goode: Andy's Call-Up Will Benefit England
Byline: MATT DAWSON MARTIN JOHNSON was absolutely right to drop Danny Cipriani from the England squad this week. The bare fact is that he's not the player he was last season, so he doesn't deserve to wear the No 10 shirt against Italy. Playing...
DUFF WANTS TO RECREATE BEDLAM ON THE BUSES; Generation Gain: Duff Is Prepared for East Fife
Byline: GEORGE GRANT STUART DUFF dreams of holding aloft the Scottish Cup, not only for himself but for a generation of Aberdeen fans who dont know what it feels like to be winners. The Dons midfielder was still at high school when the Pittodrie...
Elderly's Homes at Risk as Power Prices Stay High
Byline: Alan Roden THOUSANDS of Scots pensioners may be forced to sell their homes because greedy energy firms are failing to pass on price cuts. New figures have revealed the devastating impact of rising energy costs for the country's elderly...
Elderly's Homes at Risk as Power Prices Stay High; Candle Heat: Gwen Crystal Pays out [Pounds Sterling]30 a Week on Fuel Bills
Byline: Alan Roden THOUSANDS of Scots pensioners may be forced to sell their homes because greedy energy firms are failing to pass on price cuts. New figures have revealed the devastating impact of rising energy costs for the country's elderly...
Embryos, Maybe, but He's Still Their Father
Byline: Power's People THOMAS Roche does not want to be a father again. In 2002, when he was still married to his wife, Mary, he agreed to supply the means to fertilise five eggs so they could have children together. Two of the resulting embryos...
England Have Faith in Their Mr Fixit to End the Bad Times; Tuned In: Andy Goode Returns from the Cold for England This Afternoon
Byline: PETER JACKSON ENGLAND have parted company with six coaches and lost almost twice as many home matches since they first parked Andy Goode on the bench four years ago. If they were not quite sure what to do with him back then in their first...
England Have Faith in Their Mr Fixit to End the Bad Times; Tuned In: England's Players Listen to Their Instructions in the Snow Yesterday
Byline: PETER JACKSON ENGLAND have parted company with six coaches and lost almost twice as many home matches since they first parked Andy Goode on the bench four years ago. If they were not quite sure what to do with him back then in their first...
EU Reins in Coughlan; Checked: Mary Coughlan
Byline: Niamh Lyons THE EU has shot down the Tanaiste's plan to impose price controls on retailers as uncompetitive. EU Competition Commissioner 'Steelie Neelie' Kroes said forcing retailers to sell goods in Ireland at the same price as in other...
Everything's Rosy for McNally and Campbell
Byline: EWAN SMITH IT IS barely a year since Stephen McNally faced up to the heartbreaking prospect of having his promising career curtailed at the age of 23 by injury. A troublesome back saw him miss football for 12 months and he returned to...
FLINTOFF, KP ARE TWO IN A MILLION; Stage: Actress and Rajasthan Stakeholder Shilpa Shetty with Chairman Lalit Modi at the Auction
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN ENGLAND were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen yesterday became the joint most highly-valued cricketers in the world. This avoided any possibility of jealousy between two players at...
For 7 Years' Service, Council Boss Gets [Pounds Sterling]100,000 Pension; Windfall: Peter Gould
Byline: Michael Lea A COUNCIL boss who quit after just seven years received a [pounds sterling]291,000 lump sum and a guaranteed pension of nearly [pounds sterling]100,000 a year. The massive windfall would pay for 20 teachers in the first year...
Forget Sheva. Bougherra Is More Wary of Forfar's Bruising Forwards; Let's Get Physical: Bougherra Is Braced for a Tough Encounter in Angus
Byline: MARK WILSON HAVING strolled his way through a midweek match-up with Filippo Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko, you might have expected Madjid Bougherra to be slightly dismissive about the threat Forfar's forward line could pose. The Algerian...
Foxy Knoxy's Ex-Partner 'Would Never Hurt a Fly'; 'Foxy-Knoxy': Amanda Knox Accused: Raffaele Sollecito
Byline: Nick Pisa THE man accused of murdering Meredith Kercher declared 'I would never hurt a fly' yesterday in a dramatic courtroom outburst. Raffaele Sollecito, 24, claimed he had 'absolutely nothing' to do with the death of the 21-year-old...
FREE Art Nouveau Earrings for Every Reader; Art Nouveau: Here Are the Other Pieces You Can Claim in the Coming Week
TODAY we are launching our fabulous Art Nouveau jewellery collection. At its peak 100 years ago, Art Nouveau was an exploration into new styles in the visual arts and architecture. Jewellery was one of the most successful expressions of this new design....
FREE Art Nouveau Earrings for Every Reader; Art Nouveau: Here Are the Other Pieces You Can Claim in the Coming Weeks
TODAY we are launching our fabulous Art Nouveau jewellery collection. At its peak 100 years ago, Art Nouveau was an exploration into new styles in the visual arts and architecture. Jewellery was one of the most successful expressions of this new...
FREE Art Nouveau Earrings for Every Reader; Art Nouveau: Here Are the Other Pieces You Can Claim in the Coming Weeks
TODAY we are launching our fabulous Art Nouveau jewellery collection. At its peak 100 years ago, Art Nouveau was an exploration into new styles in the visual arts and architecture. Jewellery was one of the most successful expressions of this new design....
FRENCH LOOK STUCK IN A STATE OF FLUX; Lievremont: Needs a Win to Silence His Critics
Byline: IAN MORIARTY THERE can't be too many times in recent years, as Wales Coach Warren Gatland noted last week, that neither England nor France have started as favourites for the Six Nations Championship. If the poor performances of the autumn...
From a Shanty Shack to Heroes of Twickenham; Portrait of a Rugby-Mad Family: Pictured in 1995, the Armitages (from Left) Delon, Guy, Parents John and Verna, Steffon and Bevon Trinidad, 1991: Delon (Circled Top) and Steffon (below) the Brothers (Steffon, Left) This Week at Twickenham Steffon Playing in 1994
Byline: Rebecca Camber WHEN they arrived in Britain 17 years ago, they'd never even heard of the game called rugby. But since then Delon and Steffon Armitage have taken the sport by storm. Today, their careers will hit a new height when they...
From Shanty Shack to Twickers Heroes; Trinidad, 1991: Delon (Circled Top) and Steffon (below) Steffon Playing in 1994 Portrait of a Rugby-Mad Family: Pictured in 1995, the Armitages (from Left) Delon, Guy, Parents John and Verna, Steffon and Bevon My Boys: Annie with Rory (Left) and Tony
Byline: Rebecca Camber WHEN they were growing up in a wooden shack in Trinidad, they had never even heard of the game called rugby. Today Delon and Steffon Armitage will write a new chapter in sporting history when they step on to the Twickenham...
GEORGE DAVIS IS NOT INNOCENT, OK; Rose Davis with Husband George, Left, Subject of a Huge Graffiti Campaign
Byline: Andrew Malone FOR a man who once gloried in taking on the might of the British judicial system, George Davis was uncharacteristically reluctant to step into the limelight this week. From behind the door of his apartment in an exclusive...
Georgian Safe House; Green Giants: Despite Problems at Their Clubs, Shay Given (Left), Richard Dunne (Top) and Robbie Keane (above) Will Relish a Change of Scene When They Link Up with Their International Team-Mates for Next Week's World Cup Qualifier Pictures: EMPICS/ACTION IMAGE/INPHO
Byline: PHILIP QUINN AHEAD of tomorrow's assembly in Dublin, Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni is entitled to stare his front-line storm troopers in the eye and gauge their enthusiasm for World Cup combat. Remarkably, of Trap's likely first choice...
Goldman 'To Axe 10pc of Its Workforce'
WALL Street giant Goldman Sachs is drawing up plans to axe a further 10pc of its global workforce, placing the jobs of hundreds of British bankers at risk, writes Rupert Steiner. The programme - aimed at cutting costs as Goldman battles through...
Gordon Won't Be Cowed by Constraints
Byline: PETER JARDINE NEW Celtic signing Willo Flood is cup-tied for today's Glasgow derby with Queen's Park and primary transfer target Steven Fletcher remains at Hibernian. Hungarian winger Szabolcs Huszti took the money and ran off to Russia...
Gregor the Risk Assessor; Memories Are Made of This: Townsend Will Always Be Remembered for the Flair He Showed in a Scotland Shirt
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN EVERYONE'S got it in them to be someone. One line that sums up the philosophy behind the Winning Scotland Foundation. And a credo that keeps Gregor Townsend striving to make a difference. If changing the culture of...
Head over Heels; Cup Romantic: Final Glory Would Seal Laszlo's Hearts Love Affair
Byline: BRIAN MARJORIBANKS HEARTS manager Csaba Laszlo is no stranger to the big occasion. From giving Berti Vogts a bloody nose as Uganda beat the former Scotland manager's Nigeria side for the first time in their history, to facing the likes of...
Henry VIII Invented the Stairlift; Henry VIII by Holbein: Mobility Aids
Byline: Colin Fernandez HENRY VIII is best known for his predilection for wives. But the overweight Tudor king apparently has another claim to fame. TV historian David Starkey has discovered that Henry used a bespoke 'stairthrone' to haul his...
Henry VIII Invented the Stairlif T; Henry VIII by Holbein: Mobility Aids
Byline: Colin Fernandez HENRY VIII is best known for his predilection for wives. But the overweight Tudor king apparently has another claim to fame. TV historian David Starkey has discovered that Henry used a bespoke 'stairthrone' to haul his...
Henson Injury Won't Hinder Welsh Hopes; A Positive Spin: Jamie Roberts Will Ensure Gavin Henson Is Not Missed
Byline: CHRIS FOY THERE was a sense of inevitability about the news yesterday that Gavin Henson had been withdrawn from tomorrow's Celtic collision with Scotland at Murrayfield. Luckily for Wales, there is not much wrong with their fallback plan....
Home Front for Rooney; Rooney: Likely to Be Left out of Capello's Squad to Face Spain on Wednesday
Byline: PETER FERGUSON FABIO CAPELLO is expected to omit Wayne Rooney from his England squad for Spain tonight after lengthy discussions with Manchester United, leaving the door open to the possibility of a call-up for West Ham's Carlton Cole. ...
Home Front for Rooney; Rooney: Likely to Be Left out of Capello's Squad to Face Spain on Wednesday Picture: AP
Byline: PETER FERGUSON FABIO CAPELLO is expected to omit Wayne Rooney from his England squad for Spain tonight after lengthy discussions with Manchester United, leaving the door open to the possibility of a call-up for West Ham's Carlton Cole. ...
How Can I Tell My Parents I Was Abused as a Child?
Byline: Bel Mooney Dear Bel I'M WRITING this on Sunday. Like every other normal 17-year-old, I should have been looking forward to the weekend. The truth is I dread it so much because I have to face my family. I'm only myself at school. On the...
How Can I Tell My Parents of My Abuse as a Child?
Byline: Bel Mooney Dear Bel I'M WRITING this on Sunday. Like every other normal 17-year-old, I should have been looking forward to the weekend. The truth is I dread it so much because I have to face my family. I'm only myself at school. On the surface...
How I Fell for a Secret Millionaire; Untold Wealth: Joe and Lisa at Their Home in Spain and, above, at Their Lavish Wedding
Byline: Amanda Cable LISA JOHNSON treasures a ring given to her by husband Joe even though it is unremarkable, with a tiny stone, and cost less than [pounds sterling]200 from High-Street jeweller H. Samuel. It was her Christmas present during...
How to Blossom in Flirty Florals; Luella Bartley Spring/summer 2009
Byline: ALEXANDRA SHULMAN UNTIL the end of last year, I had never heard the phrase ditsy florals, but now, as you will shortly discover, ditsy florals are everywhere. It's retail speak for the multitude of dinky, small floral prints that are...
I Created the Monster That Became Jade Goody Inc. Now I Feel So Guilty as She Fights for Her Life in a Blaze of Flashbulbs; Celebrity Culture: Jade Goody Has Been Paid for a Series of Interviews about Her Cancer
Byline: Jane Ennis THE cancer has spread and now doctors are treating Jade to try to prolong her life rather than cure her.' These words formed part of a news story on Jade Goody, 27, together with a photograph of her sad face and her poor, chemo-ravaged...
If He's Not Careful, Enda's Political Chicanery Will Become Cowen's Gain; Time Is Nigh: With Elections Shortly, Enda Kenny Will Have to Come Up with a Coherent Plan
Byline: RICHARD WAGHORNE AMIDST the economic meltdown, John Gormley this week announced the date for the summer's local and European elections. It's a reminder that while most eyes are on the struggle for national survival, attention in Leinster...
If We Shed the Stripes of a Made-Up Celtic Past, We Can Basque in the Success
Byline: SHAY HEALY THERE is a dire need for the present Government to appoint an independent taxidermist to take the Celtic Tiger, stuff it and put it in the skip at the back of Leinster House. We can make no progress as a country as long as...
I'm Only Going on Live; O Searcaigh: Modern-Day Wilde?
Byline: Helen Bruce SHAMED poet Cathal O Searcaigh cancelled his scheduled appearance on RT[ETH]'s Late Late Show last night after he was told his interview was going to be pre -recorded. Mr O Searcaigh, who was the subject of a controversial...
Incredible Hound Hunt; Desperate: Jon and Shelley Haggerwood Adventurer: A Psychic Says That Jacob, above, Is Alive and Well
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter IF YOUR son was lost in the freezing cold, unable to follow his nose home, you'd stop at nothing to find him. And that's exactly how Jon and Shelley Haggerwood felt when their dog Jacob disappeared. The couple are...
Injury to Cech Is the No 1 Problem for Scolari
Byline: MATT BARLOW LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI'S problems continue to mount, with a back injury to Petr Cech raising questions about the wisdom of letting Carlo Cudicini leave for Tottenham without signing another goalkeeper. Henrique Hilario will start...
In Power for a Summer
QUESTIONWhat is the shortest-lived government to have sat in the Dail? THE shortest government in the history of the State held office between June and September, 1927. A general election had been held on June 9 that year and the new government...
Ireland Was Bitten by Vampires Long before Twilight; Blood Thirsty: Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave in 1968, Top; Robert Pattinson Plays Edward Cullen in Twilight, Above
Byline: Turtle Bunbury was a flash of teeth, white as tusks, AS THE crowds and crowds of screaming teenage girls craned their necks to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson, the 23-yearold actor whose breakthrough role in Twilight has spurred his meteoric...
Is It Curtains for Lord Firestarter? Peer of the Realm: Lord Watson of Invergowrie in the House of Lords and, Far Left, on His Way to Jail for Wilful Fire-Raising
Byline: Gavin Madeley WHEREVER he is, Lord Watson of Invergowrie's ears must be burning. How he must rue the moment when, in a drunken fit of pique, he decided to set fire to the curtains at a luxury hotel after staff at the Scottish Parliamentarian...
I Thought about Suicide, Says Council Chief in Baby P Scandal; Sharon Shoesmith: No Income and No Pension Ed Balls: I Make No Apology
Byline: Ryan Kisiel THE disgraced council official at the centre of the Baby P scandal thought about killing herself, she said last night. Sharon Shoesmith said: You do consider how to stop it all. You can just walk off the end of the Tube platform...
It's Make-or-Break Time for Struggling Derval; O'Rourke: Eye on the Euros
Byline: TOM O'RIORDAN THIS is probably a make-orbreak weekend for Derval O'Rourke in her quest to discover some form and have a crack at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin next month. It all starts for the Cork star at the Hanns...
IT'S NONSENSE; Big Chill: Gordon Strachan at Training before Playing Down Reports of a Bust-Up between Boruc and McGeady Picture: SNS
Byline: PETER JARDINE GORDON Strachan last night laughed off rumours of a Celtic training ground bust-up between Artur Boruc and Aiden McGeady. The man known as the 'Holy Goalie' and the Ireland midfielder, fined and suspended by the Parkhead...
IT'S NOW OR NEVER, WARNS O'DRISCOLL; Finally the Time: Brian O'Driscoll Poses with the 6 Nations Trophy Hoping This Will Be Ireland's Year Picture:GETTY
Byline: SHANE McGRATH BRIAN O'DRISCOLL kicked off Ireland's championship ambitions last night admitting that he and the golden generation are running out of time to fulfil their Six Nations dreams. The French take to the Croke Park turf at 5pm...
It's Time to Give These Woeful Funds the Boot; Dud: Scottish Widows Has the Prize for the Worst Fund, Which Has Let Down Tens of Thousands of Investors
Byline: James Salmon MORE than [pounds sterling]11bn is wasting away in dud funds, with highly paid fund managers using the economic downturn as an excuse for their woeful performance. This is the damning verdict of the Relegation Report of 2008...