Daily Mail (London)

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Articles from October 8, 2009

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100 Failing Schools to Face Hit Squad of Heads
Byline: Kirsty Walker Political Correspondent A HIT SQUAD of heads would take over 100 failing schools within months of a Tory government coming to power. Education spokesman Michael Gove said the worst schools would then be replaced with academies...
10 of the Most. Popular Celebrity Autobiographies
1 Sharon Osbourne: Extreme, 2005 Cancer, abusive father, a near-fatal plane crash, drugs, alcoholism, gastric band. Sharon's life story makes husband Ozzy's look as exciting as Cliff Richard's. Sales: 2 million + 2 David Beckham: My Side, 2002 A gripping...
Af Ter 11 Years, Foster Couple Runaways Are Arrested over Abuse Claims
Byline: Andrew Levy A FOSTER couple who drew widespread public sympathy when they went on the run with two girls after learning they couldn't adopt them have been arrested on suspicion of physically abusing the children. Jeff and Jenny Bramley...
After Dithering over What Was Staring Him in the Face, Can Enda Ever Be Trusted to Run the Country?
Byline: by Richard Waghorne IF ARISTOTLE is right, as he usually is, what separates good statesmen from their rivals is the quality of judgment. Learning, conviction, selfdiscipline, oratory, a capacity for hard work, honesty - all these are part...
'Alco-Tax' to Beat Binge Drinkers
THE Labour licensing regime which has turned town centres into 'battle zones' will be torn up, the Tories vowed yesterday. New taxes will be levied on heavy drinkers, late-night off-licences and pubs, said Chris Grayling. The Shadow Home Secretary...
Amazon Threatens to Quit Royal Mail; Strikes 'Could Cost Postal Service [Pounds Sterling]25m Contract'
Byline: Claire Ellicott ROYAL Mail may have lost a massive contract with Amazon over fears of a postal strike disrupting the online retailer's crucial deliveries in the run-up to Christmas. The company - Royal Mail's second biggest customer -...
And Finally. of Course I Look like Humpty Dumpty's Sister - I'm Pregnant!
Byline: by Charlotte Kemp I ALMOST make it across the playground without comment, but then the body fascists strike. 'Hi, how are you?' hollers a mum I barely know as I waddle past. 'You look slimmer today.' 'Thanks,' I reply, weakly, attempting...
A Night of High Drama That Started on Sunday
Byline: John Lee WHEN Labour leader Eamon Gilmore picked up the newspapers on Sunday, he expected to see blanket coverage of the landslide Yes vote in the Lisbon referendum. Instead he saw our sister newspaper, The Irish Mail on Sunday's front page...
A Peek in the Life of ... a Hairdresser to the Stars
Byline: JAMES BROWN CELEBRITY hairdresser James Brown styles a long list of famous clients, including Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow. James, 40, lives in Queen's Park, North-West London. He says: I LOVE the fact that I wake...
A Peek in the Life of ... a Hairdresser to the Stars
GALWAY-BORN celebrity hairdresser James Brown styles a long list of famous clients, including Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow. James, 40, lives between London and Galway. He says: I LOVE the fact that I wake up every Monday and...
Armour and Archie Join Web 'Who's Who'
Byline: Maureen Culley AT first glance, the long-suffering wife and muse of Robert Burns and the designer of Manchester United's football stadium may seem to have little in common. But Jean Armour and Archibald Leitch are among 40 new Scots on...
Asylum Liar Who Conned Everyone for Four Years; Woman Who Cheated System out of [Pounds Sterling]100,000 in Bid to Stay in UK Is Jailed for 18 Months
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor A BOGUS asylum seeker whose fight to stay in Scotland was backed by politicians and refugee campaigners was jailed yesterday for lying to avoid deportation. For four years Fatou Gaye lied about where she...
Attacker Mixed 'Study Aid' Prozac with Drink
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter A STUDENT dentist who had not slept for days as he revised for his exams beat up a fellow student because he was stressed, a court heard yesterday. Morgan Roche had taken Prozac to keep alert as he studied for...
Benef Its 'Wrecked British Work Ethic'; How Claiming Handouts Has Lost Its Social Stigma
Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent THE stigma that once went with claiming benefits rather than working for a living has been lost, a study has claimed. The work ethic that inspired successive generations has ebbed away in the...
Berra Better for Taking on Best
Byline: MARK WILSON CHRISTOPHE BERRA has spent this season trying to clamber up the steepest of learning curves. Plunged into the high-stakes arena of the English Premier League, Berra has discovered just how tough a centre-back's job can be. ...
BIN THE DIVERS; FIFA Chief Wants 10-Minute Penalty for the Cheats; REFS 'MUST APPLY THE LAW STRICTLY'
Byline: SIMON CASS FOOTBALL'S divers should be sent to a rugby-style sin bin, according to a leading FIFA official. Throwing his weight behind Sportsmail's campaign to eradicate diving, FIFA vicepresident Jack Warner, who is also president of...
BIN THE DIVERS; FIFA Chief Wants 10-Minute Penalty for the Cheats; REFS 'MUST APPLY THE LAW STRICTLY'; SPORTSMAIL CAMPAIGN
Byline: SIMON CASS FOOTBALL'S divers should be sent to a rugby-style sin bin, according to a leading FIFA official. Throwing his weight behind Sportsmail's campaign to eradicate diving, FIFA vicepresident Jack Warner, who is also president of...
Birmingham Two Trying to Gag Me, Says British Lawyer
Byline: Sandra Murphy BRITISH lawyer Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC yesterday claimed his right to free speech is being infringed by a decision to allow two members of the Birmingham Six to sue him. Gerry Hunter and Hugh Callaghan, two of the six freed...
Biscuit Chief 'S Fortune Sparks Battle of Wills; Family Alleges Friend Used 'Influence' for His Own Gain
Byline: Paul Caffrey THE family of the late Jacob's biscuit chief Gordon Lambert has challenged his will, claiming that a friend - who stands to gain E4million - exercised 'undue influence' over the businessman. The friend, former RTE press officer...
Buy This Stunning Necklace for Only [Pounds Sterling]20; WIN THE NEW WINNIE-THE-POOH BOOK
TODAY you can buy this beautiful sterling silver and cubic zirconia set necklace, normally [pounds sterling]59.99, for just [pounds sterling]20 including postage -- or two for just [pounds sterling]30. This necklace makes the perfect Christmas gift...
Cameron: We Face a Steep Climb ... but the View from the Summit Will Be Worth It
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor DAVID Cameron will today set out a wide-ranging compact with Britain as he insists he is ready to lead the country on the 'steep climb' out of economic morass. The Tory leader will tell voters that 'painful'...
CAN THEY GET ANY GREEDIER? Scotland's Most Profitable Power Company Is Given [Pounds Sterling]2.8million of YOUR Cash in Grants - but Still It Refuses to Cut Energy Bills
Byline: Andrew Picken Scottish Political Reporter SCOTLAND'S most profitable energy company has been given [pounds sterling]2.8million of taxpayers' money - while refusing to cut bills. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), which is next month...
Cheating Traders Escape a Ban from Lenient Regulator
Byline: Rupert Steiner TWO traders escaped with a slap on the wrist for insider trading after the Financial Services Authority failed to secure a heavier penalty. The pair, who were a director and vice-president of Dresdner Kleinwort, now part...
Cheers? We May Drink Most Beer - but It Costs Us; Tax on a Pint Is Nine Times EU Average
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Consumer Affairs Correspondent IRISH drinkers are Europe's thirstiest, knocking back 227 pints (129 litres) each a year. That's 18 litres more than our nearest rivals in Austria, who can hold around 195 pints. But ask...
Coleman Fight Vow; Defender Ready to 'Start from Scratch' after Freak Toe Injury
Byline: STEPHEN FINN SEAMUS COLEMAN has revealed how Everton doctors were concerned that he could lose his toe after a blister became infected. The 20-year-old Donegal lad considers himself lucky to be still playing the game after his career...
Concern Grows after Girl, 15, Goes Missing from Charity-Run Home
Byline: Sarah Bruce FEARS were growing last night for a teenage girl who has vanished from a Scottish children's home. Yun Xia Guo, 15, was staying at the Culbin Road Home in Forres, Moray. The girl, who is Chinese, was last seen at the home...
Cost-Cutter Now Takes on the Consumer; the City INTERVIEW
Byline: Simon Duke EVEN for a company that sells itself on the promise of a 'bright' future, the boss of mobile phone giant Orange is relentlessly upbeat. No glass touched by human lip is ever less than half full in the universe of Tom Alexander,...
Couple Who Stole [Pounds Sterling]50,000 Benefits Are Told to Repay It ... at 85p a Day for 77 Years
Byline: Luke Salkeld A COUPLE who fraudulently claimed nearly [pounds sterling]50,000 in benefits have been ordered to pay the money back - at a rate of 85p a day. The astonishing rate of repayment means Brian Payne, 43, and Carol Cripwell, 39,...
Cowen Is Bright and Fun. but I Worked Harder; A Dig at Biffo by His Old Boss Bertie
Byline: Klara Kubiak HE RESIGNED as taoiseach just before the economy completely collapsed, leaving his far less popular successor Brian Cowen to pick up the pieces. But while Bertie Ahern denies that he pulled out just before the going got tough,...
Create a Gap in Jobs Race
Byline: by Rosanna Spero WITH competition fierce for every vacancy, you need something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Gap years are increasingly being seen as a way to do this, with skills learned volunteering during a spell abroad...
Crispin Davis Walks Away from ITV Job
Byline: Simon Duke ITV was thrown into fresh disarray last night after the embattled broadcaster was sensationally snubbed by its preferred candidate for the chairman's job. In a major setback for ITV, Sir Crispin Davis told the board that he...
Critics' Choice
FILM: THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE, 1.10pm, Ch4 ANTHONY QUAYLE (pictured with Patrick Macnee), John Gregson, Bernard Lee star in this war flick about the first major sea battle of World War II, so naval strategy features fairly prominently, making...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE, 1.10pm, Ch4 ANTHONY QUAYLE (pictured with Patrick Macnee), John Gregson, Bernard Lee - exactly the sort of faces you'd expect to see in a British war film, even one directed...
Currency Weakness Hits United
Byline: Joe Downes HEALTH goods firm United Drug is the latest big name brand to become a victim of the weak sterling. The company says its fullyear earnings to September have been badly hit by the tumbling value of the UK currency, as well as...
Cut-Throat Battle Shaves 40% off Cost of Razors
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor UP to 40 per cent off the price of Gillette razors is being shaved off at Asda. The supermarket has cut the brand's Fusion, Mach 3 and Mach 3 Turbo replacement cartridges from [pounds sterling]8 to...
Cut Throat Battle Shaves 40% off Price of Razors
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor UP to 40 per cent off the price of Gillette razors is being shaved off at Asda. The supermarket has cut the brand's Fusion, Mach 3 and Mach 3 Turbo replacement cartridges from [pounds sterling]8 to...
C-Vo, the New J-Lo; Carol's Flaunting Her Curves
Byline: Liz Thomas and Natalie Trombetta SHE claims that since leaving Countdown, the only thing she's added is a few pounds. Luckily for Carol Vorderman, the extra padding went on in all the right places. The presenter showed off her shapely...
C-Vo, the New J-Lo; Carol's Flaunting Her Curves
Byline: Liz Thomas and Natalie Trombetta SHE claims that since leaving Countdown, the only thing she's added is a few pounds. Luckily for Carol Vorderman, the extra padding went on in all the right places. The presenter showed off her shapely...
C-Vo, the New J-Lo; Carol's Flaunting Her Curves
Byline: Liz Thomas and Natalie Trombetta SHE claims that since leaving Countdown, the only thing she's added is a few pounds. Luckily for Carol Vorderman, the extra padding went on in all the right places. The presenter showed off her shapely...
C-Vo, the New J-Lo; Carol's Flaunting Her Curves
Byline: Liz Thomas and Natalie Trombetta SHE claims that since leaving Countdown, the only thing she's added is a few pounds. Luckily for Carol Vorderman, the extra padding went on in all the right places. The presenter showed off her shapely...
Dannatt Enlists with Tories
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor GENERAL Sir Richard Dannatt will today be unveiled as a Tory defence adviser in a coup for David Cameron. The Tory leader will announce the appointment in his speech to the party conference in Manchester,...
Dannatt Enlists with Tories; but General Is Left Open to Claims of Political Bias
Byline: Tim Shipman Deputy Political Editor GENERAL Sir Richard Dannatt will today be unveiled as a Tory defence adviser in a coup for David Cameron. The Tory leader will announce the appointment in his speech to the party conference in Manchester,...
Data Bank
DATA BANK ALL THE TOP TIPS ROBIN GOODFELLOW'S DOUBLE: Tinaar (Newbury, 3.20) and Absolut Power (Newbury, nap, 5.35) GIMCRACK'S DOUBLE: Dancing David (Newbury, 4.25) and Lady Hestia (Newbury, nap, 5.35) CAPTAIN HEATH'S NAP: Tactician (Newbury, 2.45)...
Data Bank All the Top Tips
ROBIN GOODFELLOW'S DOUBLE: Tinaar (Newbury, 3.20) and Absolut Power (Newbury, nap, 5.35) GIMCRACK'S DOUBLE: Dancing David (Newbury, 4.25) and Lady Hestia (Newbury, nap, 5.35) CAPTAIN HEATH'S NAP: Tactician (Newbury, 2.45) FORMCAST SPECIAL BET: Swift...
Defiant Berlusconi Is Back in the Dock; Italian Court Strips Premier of Legal Immunity
Byline: From Nick Pisa in Rome SILVIO Berlusconi was defiant last night after Italy's top court stripped him of his immunity from prosecution. Already engulfed in a series of sex scandals, the Italian prime minister could now be put in the dock...
Don Who?
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN WATFORD boss Malky Mackay won just three Scotland caps. Yet the former defender was around the national team long enough to know Don Cowie has what it takes to succeed in George Burley's squad. News of the former Ross...
DON WHO? Cowie Is a Mystery to Most Fans but Mackay Insists He Won't Let the Nation Down
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN WATFORD boss Malky Mackay won just three Scotland caps. Yet the former defender was around the national team long enough to know Don Cowie has what it takes to succeed in George Burley's squad. News of the former Ross...
Downfall of Man They Called Cocky; Europe's Most Wanted Criminal Had a Taste for Killing.And a [Pounds Sterling]300m Drugs Fortune That Put Him on Rich List
Byline: Geoffrey Wansell ONE of Britain's most notorious gangsters was facing a lengthy jail sentence yesterday after being convicted of trying to smuggle [pounds sterling]1million worth of cannabis into Jersey. Curtis 'Cocky' Warren, 46, planned...
Drug That Could Ease Arthritis Pain for Thousands 'Is Too Costly for NHS'
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent THOUSANDS of NHS patients with previously untreatable rheumatoid arthritis could be denied a new 'smart' drug to ease their agony because it is too expensive. The drug - the first new medicine for rheumatoid...
Drug to Ease Arthritis 'Is Too Expensive for the NHS'
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent THOUSANDS of NHS patients with previously untreatable rheumatoid arthritis could be denied a new 'smart' drug to ease their agony because it is too expensive. The drug - the first new medicine for rheumatoid...
EDWARDS: MY DEBT FEAR FOR UNITED; UNITED DEBT HAS RISEN TO [Pounds Sterling]699m
Byline: IAN LADYMAN FORMER Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards last night claimed the Glazer family could send the club into financial turmoil if they leave. Despite United completing a hat-trick of Barclays Premier League titles and reaching...
EmmaThompson's Mother on Her Daughter's Battle to Have Children - and the Haunted Child Soldier Who Lit Up All Their Lives
Byline: by Jenny Johnston PEOPLE often seem surprised that Emma Thompson is so down to earth. Where can it come from? You don't have to even cross the doorstep of her mother's London home to discover that one. Phyllida Law's voice -- Scottish,...
England Make Wright Choice; Exclusive
Byline: LAWRENCE BOOTH ENGLAND are set to spring a surprise today by naming the uncapped Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright in their 16-man Test squad for the four-match series in South Africa. The 24-year-old Wright, who made a combative 48 in the...
Facing Jail, the Glasgow Goldf Inger Who Became the Menace of Mayfair
Byline: Beth Hale TO his unsuspecting victims he was a reputable jeweller who presented himself as a picture of respectability. The Scot was totally at ease in the well-heeled environs of London's Mayfair - but in reality Andrew Batchelor was...
FIGHT IS ON TO BE KINGS OF EUROPE; Stand by for Epic Battle to Stop Irish
Byline: by CHRIS FOY FOOTBALL'S Champions League may be suffering from a predictability problem in its early stages, but the rugby equivalent will have no such concerns when it bursts into life again this weekend. The 15th season of the Heineken...
FIRST- CLASS SHAMBLES! Letters Lost or Delayed. an Undelivered Parcels Scam. Soaring Stamp Prices ... Isn't It Time the Post's Fatcat Boss Was Sent Packing?
Byline: by Edward Heathcoat Amory THE history of the Post Office is the history of Britain itself. Begun by the Romans as a military messenger service, it was opened to the public by Charles I to raise money without having to ask Parliament, binding...
Found 13 Years on, the Bones of Missing Melanie
Byline: Kate Loveys THE remains of a graduate who disappeared from a nightclub in 1996 after a row with her boyfriend have been found in a binliner by the side of a motorway. Workmen discovered parts of Melanie Hall's skeleton, including arm...
Found 13 Years on, the Bones of Missing Melanie; Graduate's Remains Discovered in Binliner
Byline: Kate Loveys THE remains of a graduate who disappeared from a nightclub in 1996 after a reported row with her boyfriend have been found in a binliner by the side of a motorway. Workmen discovered parts of Melanie Hall's skeleton, including...
Free Dell Computers for Schools; Our Greatest Giveaway Ever; Pick Up Your First Token in Saturday's Irish Daily Mail
IN THIS amazing giveaway, the Irish Daily Mail has teamed up with Dell to offer free Dell computers for 200 schools in a once-in-a-lifetime promotion. We've got Dell computer equipment to give away to schools and classes all over the country. ...
Fresh Attempt to Get Sharon Home
Byline: Alan Sherry SENIOR diplomats are back in Sudan in a fresh bid to secure the release of GOAL-volunteer Sharon Commins, who has spent almost 100 days in captivity. The Dubliner and fellow hostage Ugandan Hilda Kawuki are said to be in poor...
Gangster Is Guilty of [Pounds Sterling]1million Drug Plot
Byline: Stephen Wright Crime Editor ONE of Britain's most notorious gangsters was facing a lengthy jail sentence yesterday after being convicted of trying to smuggle [pounds sterling]1million worth of cannabis into Jersey. Curtis 'Cocky' Warren,...
Gloves Are Zoff in James' New Fight
Byline: MATT BARLOW DAVID JAMES began his quest to emulate Dino Zoff 27 years ago. An electric shock didn't deter him then, so why should Robert Green now? When Zoff won the World Cup as a 40-year-old in 1982, James was 11, cutting lawns to raise...
Good Golly, the Brolly Has Been Jolly Significant
Byline: Craig Brown THE new official history of MI5 reveals that Adolf Hitler used to mock Neville Chamberlain about his umbrella. The British Prime Minister always liked to carry a big black umbrella. It was as much his trademark as Churchill's...
Gove Kicked the Dumb Downers and Wet Lettuces
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS on a speech attacking decades of school failure WITH his rubbery lip and splayed feet, Michael Gove is not an obvious revolutionary. Tory education spokesman Gove dresses smartly - after an antiseptic, managerial fashion -...
GPA Poll Sees Tipp Top Again
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD BEATEN All -Ireland finalists Tipperary have again outpolled four-in-a-row champions Kilkenny in the nominations for a team of the year award. The short list released yesterday for the 2009 Opel GPA Hurling Team of the...
Grand Day out for Higgins in Own Backyard; Flying Scot Edges out the Rocket
Byline: JOHN TRAYNOR IN Scotland, we've learned to make do with the servants' quarters downstairs as far as our football status is concerned But, when it comes to snooker, we're lording it upstairs -- and the master of the house is none other than...
Grant's Back at Pompey to Help out Hart
Byline: MATT LAWTON and GRAHAM OTWAY AVRAM GRANT will work alongside Paul Hart in a bid to keep Portsmouth in the Barclays Premier League after returning to Fratton Park as the club's director of football yesterday. Grant has been out of football...
Grant's Back in Bid to Save Portsmouth
Byline: MATT LAWTON and GRAHAM OTWAY AVRAM GRANT will work alongside Paul Hart in a bid to keep Portsmouth in the Barclays Premier League after returning to Fratton Park as the club's director of football yesterday. Grant has been out of football...
Hands Snatches Stake in Novera
Byline: MARKET REPORT by Geoff Foster THERE'S nothing like striking while the iron is hot. Less than a week after respected chief executive David Fitzsimmons stepped down 'by mutual consent' at Novera Energy, multimillionaire private equity guru...
Hands Snatches Stake in Novera; MARKET REPORT
Byline: by Geoff Foster THERE'S nothing like striking while the iron is hot. Less than a week after respected chief executive David Fitzsimmons stepped down 'by mutual consent' at Novera Energy, multimillionaire private equity guru Guy Hands jumped...
Hannon Is the Man for George Filly
Byline: MARCUS TOWNEND reports from Newmarket THE only living offspring of the late George Washington will join trainer Richard Hannon after the filly was sold for 320,000gn at Tattersalls last night. The bay filly will race in the colours of...
Has the Pill Managed to Turn Women off Hunks? Researchers Say Contraceptive Hormones Alter Female Desire
Byline: David Derbyshire IT ushered in the sexual revolution and gave women control over their own fertility. But the Pill may also have changed women's taste in men, according to a study. Scientists say the hormones in the oral contraceptive...
Have 40 Years of the Pill Turned Women off Hunks? Researchers Say Contraceptive Hormones Alter Female Desire
Byline: David Derbyshire IT ushered in the 1960s sexual revolution and gave women control over their own fertility. But the Pill may also have changed women's taste in men, according to a study. Scientists say the hormones in the oral contraceptive...
He Looks a Candidate for Extra Malt from Matron
Byline: QUENTIN LETTS on a speech attacking decades of school failure WITH his rubbery lip and splayed feet, Michael Gove is not an obvious revolutionary. Tory education spokesman Gove dresses smartly - after an antiseptic, managerial fashion -...
Here You Are Trap, Proof That Reid CAN Do the Job
Byline: COLIN YOUNG REPUBLIC of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has steadfastly stuck to his guns this week, insisting that Andy Reid cannot fit in his system. But today Sportsmail produces the hard evidence that, despite the Italian's claims...
Historic Cemeteries Are in Grave Danger; Heritage Experts Place Scots Sites on At-Risk List
Byline: Alan Simpson FOR centuries, their silent stones and shady corners have provided a final resting place for some of Scotland's greatest historical figures. But the lawns and tombs that shelter world-famous writers, philosophers, scientists...
Honest Politics; COMMENT
IT was an extraordinary moment in recent British political history. Ignoring conventional wisdom, the Shadow Chancellor unveiled with brutal detail the painful cuts he would have to make - eight months before an election. The dust has barely settled...
Horror on the Golf Course as Mother Is Killed by Stray Shot
Byline: Steven Henry A WOMAN golfer has died after being struck on the head by her playing partner's ball during a round at her local course. Janet Llewellyn collapsed moments after the ball hit the back of her head at the third tee of Strathendrick...
I Almost Quit over Injuries, Says Saha
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS LOUIS SAHA has admitted he almost quit football after being driven to the depths of despair by an injury jinx that wrecked his Manchester United career. The Everton striker, 31, has been in prime form this season, with seven...
I Can Still Match My Hero Zoff, Says James
Byline: MATT BARLOW DAVID JAMES began his quest to emulate Dino Zoff 27 years ago. An electric shock had not deterred him then, so why should Robert Green now? When Zoff won the World Cup as a 40-year-old in 1982, James was 11, cutting lawns to...
Injury to 'New Tardelli' Forces Lippi Rethink
Byline: NICK PISA reports from Rome ITALY'S preparations for Saturday's trip to Dublin have been further disrupted by an injury to midfielder Claudio Marchisio. The 23-year-old Juventus ace, regarded as the new Marco Tardelli of Italian football,...
In Praise of Honest Politics
IT was an extraordinary moment in recent British political history. Ignoring conventional wisdom, the Shadow Chancellor unveiled with brutal detail the painful cuts he would have to make - eight months before an election. The dust has barely settled...
Is Cameron Dithering on an EU Referendum? DEBATE
THE picture emerging from the Conservative party conference does not inspire confidence among supporters. David Cameron derides Gordon Brown as a ditherer, but now he appears to be tarred with his own brush. He says a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty...
Is Cameron Dithering on an EU Referendum? DEBATE
FURTHER to Max Hastings and the mammoth task facing David Cameron should he become Prime Minister (Mail), I agree with most of what Sir Max has to say about those tasks, but I disagree with his comments on the EU. I firmly believe a confrontation...
Is There Room in the Wing of Your Home for E300k Art, Mr O'Leary? TALK OF THE TOWN
Byline: EDITED BY JAMES GIBBONS AER LINGUS might be looking for 676 redundancies but if the word going around town yesterday morning is true, then there are six new recruits in Ryanair: namely those six King family portraits by Robert Hunter which...
It Didn't Bother Me That He Had Other Women; ... Says Wife of Poisoning Trial Doctor
Byline: Tom Kelly THE wife of a hospital consultant accused of poisoning his mistress to abort their child insisted yesterday she was standing by him. Lowri Erin, 43, accepted she did not have a 'conventional' relationship with Edward Erin, the...
IT'S A BIG DEAL FOR CALDWELL; Japan Jaunt Provides the Perfect Chance for Under-Fire Celtic Star to Put Contract Angst to One Side
Byline: by STEPHEN McGOWAN GARY CALDWELL insists he harbours no regrets over his decision to go public on his Celtic contract frustration. The defender flew to Japan yesterday as one of the few old hands still standing in George Burley's squad....
It's All Uphill from Here, Steve
Byline: by MICHAEL WALKER IN A twist on Mrs Merton's infamous question to Debbie McGee: 'What first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?' Steve Staunton was asked at Darlington yesterday what first attracted him to the club occupying 92nd...
IT'S RED ALERT; Beware Wounded Munster - Barnes; Blues to Retain Euro Title - Morris
Byline: JOE CALLAGHAN, STUART BARNES, DEWI MORRIS TWO days out from the kick-off of what promises to be another gripping Heineken Cup season, Sportsmail's JOE CALLAGHAN sat down with Sky Sports pundits STUART BARNES and DEWI MORRIS, both former...
JACK THE TRAITOR; Told for the First Time, the Extraordinary Story of How Britain's Most Powerful Ever Union Boss - a Cloth-Capped Crony of Labour Ministers - Sold Secrets to the KGB for 45 Years; SPECIAL INVESTIGATION
Byline: by Sue Reid THE lights burned late at the headquarters of the KGB in Moscow's Lubyanka Square. The Cold War remained icy, the fall of the Berlin Wall was six years away and in Britain, Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was about to win...
Jail for Gunman Angered by Noisy New Year Party; Neighbour Terrorised Teenagers as They Sang Auld Lang Syne and Let off Fireworks
Byline: Brian Horne A MIDDLE-CLASS neighbour who stormed a private schoolgirl's Hogmanay party wielding airguns and a mock 'Molotov cocktail' was yesterday jailed for two years. James Howat-Hurst was sent to prison for terrorising pupils at the...
Jamie: Japan Is the First Stop on Our Euro Quest
Byline: PETER JARDINE reports from Yokohama JAMIE LANGFIELD believes Scotland's planning for the long and winding road to Poland and Ukraine starts in the Far East on Saturday against Japan -- almost three years before Euro 2012. The Aberdeen...
Just Because You Work, It Doesn't Mean Your Child Will Grow Up to Be Hooked on 'Cheesy Wapsticks'; I Don't Know How I Do It
Byline: Lorraine Candy AS Editor-in-Chief of fashion magazine Elle and a mum to three young children, Lorraine Candy's life is a chronic juggling act. In a weekly column, she reveals what life is really like for working mothers. Lorraine lives in...
JUST KEEP THE CAPS COMING; Kilbane: I Don't See Century as a Sign It's Over
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN AS HE closes in on a century of international caps, Kevin Kilbane has no intention of calling it quits at the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign, or indeed after the finals in South Africa next summer, should Ireland...
LIAM'S CHANCE; Lawrence in Line for Italian Job at Croker; BRADY WANTS TO STAY LONGER
Byline: COLIN YOUNG LIAM LAWRENCE is in line for a shock recall for the Republic of Ireland's showdown with Italy as the squad reels from Damien Duff's latest injury blow. Duff's club Fulham are insisting the winger will not travel to Dublin...
Lisa out to Run Her Socks off in Bid to Be 2012 Golden Wonder
Byline: by LAURA WILLIAMSON WHEN LISA DOBRISKEY was a teenager, she didn't run in coloured socks because she thought it would bring bad luck. 'I thought it was because the dye would make them slip,' she giggles, taking off her trainers to reveal...
Lloyds Mulls [Pounds Sterling]25bn Bid for Freedom
Byline: Sam Fleming LLOYDS Banking Group has gone back to the City regulator with a proposal to raise around [pounds sterling]25bn privately in order to avoid the government's toxic debt insurance plan. Eric Daniels, chief of the statecontrolled...
LOVELY BUBBLY! It May Be the Ocean's Cleverest Creature, but This Beluga Whale Isn't above a Spot of Childish Fun
Byline: LAURA POWELL WITH their white, plasticsmooth skin and bulbous foreheads, Beluga whales certainly look extraordinary. And, as these pictures show, their behaviour is just as compelling. This one enjoys nothing more than blowing bubbles....
MAIL-O-METER; DEBORAH ROSS'S Laugh-out-Loud Guide to What's Hot and What's Not - This Week, Cuddly Micro Pigs and the Cosmic Answer to Keeping Noel Edmonds off the Telly
Byline: DEBORAH ROSS UP (STYLE ICON) DAVID CAMERON THREE cheers for David Cameron who, as you probably noted yourselves, pulled off an effortlessly chic look for the first day of the Conservative Party Conference this week when he wore a nice...
Market off to a Flying Start on Aer Lingus News; Iseq Briefing: Closed at 3,310.76 Up 15.01
AER LINGUS shares rose by 4pc yesterday on the cutbacks announced by the company. The cost reductions may be bad news for staff but were seen by the market as offering some hope that the carrier can turn its affairs round. Shares in Aer Lingus...