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Articles from June 19, 2009

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1,300 Children Hit by Crumlin Cutbacks; and despite the Pain, Not Even Mary Harney Can Crush Their Spirits
Byline: Petrina Vousden Health Editor MORE than 1,300 children are on waiting lists for care at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, according to figures compiled by the National Treatment Purchase Fund. The news comes after the...
130 Years on, Irish Victim of the Zulus Is Identified by His Button
Byline: Stewart Maclean IT'S A long way from rainsodden Munster to the dusty plains of KwaZulu-Natal - and 130 years is a long time to be so far away. But as Paul O'Connell, David Wallace and the rest of the Lions prepare to do battle in Durban...
250,000 Bring Tehran Streets to a Standstill
Byline: David Williams Chief Reporter MORE than a quarter of a million protesters wearing black and carrying candles filled the streets of Tehran yesterday to mourn demonstrators killed in clashes. Some chanted 'Death to the dictator' as they...
250,000 Defy Iran's Leader as Protests Go On
Byline: David Williams MORE than a quarter of a million protesters filled the streets of Tehran again yesterday, defying Iran's hardline leadership and the threat of violence to mourn demonstrators killed in clashes. Wearing black and carrying...
4.3m Days a Term Are Lost to Truancy
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent TRUANCY has spiralled to a record high of 4.3million missed school days every term, official figures have revealed. More than 60,000 youngsters skip classes every day - nearly a third of them aged just...
'A Bogus Citizenship Ceremony, a Fake Home Secretary and a [Pounds Sterling]20,000 a Head Passport Scam'
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter FORthe group of Chinese immigrants, it was the proudest day of their lives. They arrived at the imposing Central Methodist Hall in the heart of Westminster, yards from Parliament, for a ceremony that would make them...
A Lesson in Ragtime; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION In the film Gregory's Girl, what is the name of the ragtime music the headmaster plays on the school hall piano? THE headmaster in Gregory's Girl was played by the great Scottish comedian Charles 'Chic'...
A Lesson in Ragtime; Compiled by Charles Legge
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTIONIn the film, Gregory's Girl, what is the name of the ragtime music the headmaster plays on the school hall piano? THE headmaster in Gregory's Girl was played by the great Scottish comedian, Charles 'Chic'...
A Long Time Getting to Know You
Byline: PATRICK MARMION The King And I (Royal Albert Hall) Verdict: King fails to conquer the Albert Hall ** MOST people know Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 musical through the gorgeous film starring Yul Brynner as the Siamese king who employs...
ANGER AT [Pounds Sterling]10m POT FOR TOON FAILURES
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS NEWCASTLE'S shamed players are about to share a [pounds sterling]10million reward for their disastrous relegation campaign in another startling illustration of the financial shambles that has engulfed St James' Park. In a...
A Night out with Friends, Then Boy Stabbed to Death Yards from Home
Byline: Yvonne Tarleton and Anne Lucey A TEENAGER was found stabbed to death early yesterday just 400 yards from home. Stephen Lyne, 17, had been for a night out with friends and gardai want to know if he walked home alone. His body was found...
Another Mother Tried to Steal My Baby from Hospital Ward
Byline: Andy Dolan A YOUNG mother told of her horror yesterday after a woman tried to snatch her baby from a children's ward. Alice Rawson, 25, said she was dozing in bed when a woman - whose own child was being treated just yards away - crept...
As Health Chiefs Hail a Superbug Victory, Cases Creep Up Again
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent HOSPITAL superbug infections are on the increase again following a big fall last year. Cases of MRSA and C.diff rose slightly in the first three months of this year, new figures reveal. There were 8,358...
A Sure Sign of Things to Come; Mowbray's Eye for Talent Puts Broadfoot on the Defensive
Byline: by PETER JARDINE AS West Bromwich Albion made plans for their elevation to the English Premier League last summer, Tony Mowbray's transfer market ambitions included his former Hibs anchor man and an unheralded central defender at Charlton...
A Warm Glow at the Globe
Byline: Reviews by Quentin Letts As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe) Verdict: Me Like It ***** MIDDLERS and it'll-do merchants run much of modern Britain but Shakespeare's Globe, to the credit of its artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, is...
Baby Boom Puts the Squeeze on Schools; New Classrooms 'Needed Now to Tackle the Crisis'
Byline: Klara Kubiak THEbaby boom of the past decade is piling pressure on our schools, official figures show. Between 1999 and 2008, the number of babies born soared by 40 per cent, leaving Ireland with a bigger proportion of under-tens than...
Baby No 4 for Gay Dads; (and Maybe No 5 as Twins Are a Possibility)
Byline: Jaya Narain A HOMOSEXUAL couple who made legal history when they fathered twins are to have another child - and it could be twins again. Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow caused controversy when they travelled to the U.S. and used donated...
Barclays Urged to Dump 'Casino Bank'
Byline: Sam Fleming BARCLAYS faces intensifying pressure to sell off or ring-fence its BarCap division, amid calls in Westminster for a regulatory crackdown on 'casino' banking. The Conservatives are considering tough proposals that would separate...
Barefoot Girls Burned by Hot Tarmac on Path
Byline: Daily Mail Reporter TWO little girls were left screaming in agony after they stepped on to a newly-laid tarmac path and had the skin burned from their bare feet. Sophie Woodley, six, and her sister Jessica, four, were on a trip to the...
BEYOND BELIEF; Newcastle Were Relegated, the Club Are in Crisis but STILL Players Land a [Pounds Sterling]10m Bonus
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS NEWCASTLE'S shamed players are about to share a [pounds sterling]10million 'reward' for their relegation campaign in another startling illustration of the financial shambles at St James' Park. In a development that will infuriate...
BEYOND BELIEF; Newcastle Were Relegated, the Club Is in Crisis but STILL Players Land a [Pounds Sterling]10m Bonus; ANGER AT [Pounds Sterling]10m POT FOR TOON FAILURES
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS NEWCASTLE'S shamed players are about to share a [pounds sterling]10million reward for their disastrous relegation campaign in another startling illustration of the financial shambles that has engulfed St James' Park. In a...
Bid Talk Pumps Up Oil Explorer
Byline: MARKET REPORT by Tamsin Brown DANA Petroleum gushed as rumours abounded that the Scottish explorer could be the next bid target following a frenzy of deals in the mid-cap oil and gas sector. Shares rose 18pc to 1470p at one point, amid...
Blair'knew of Secret Policy on Torturing'; Agents 'Told They Didn't Have to Prevent Mistreatment'
Byline: Michael Seamark TONY Blair knew of a secret interrogation policy that effectively led to British citizens being tortured in counter-terrorism investigations, it was claimed yesterday. The policy was devised after 9/11 and offered guidance...
Blair 'Knew of Secret Policy on Torturing'; Agents 'Told They Didn't Have to Prevent Mistreatment'
Byline: Michael Seamark TONY Blair knew of a secret interrogation policy which effectively led to British citizens being tortured in counter-terrorism investigations, it was claimed yesterday. The policy was devised after 9/11 and offered guidance...
Bob's Boob; COMMENT
Byline: by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor THE success of Bob Diamond in disposing of Barclays Global Investors and refilling his back pocket with [pounds sterling]14m may have gone to his head. His boast to analysts in New York that his aim is to turn...
Bohs V Sligo Rovers
Byline: Compiled by JOE CALLAGHAN BOHS v SLIGO ROVERS TEAM NEWS: The injury problems that troubled the champions in the early stages of the season have all but abated and Graham Carey's ban is the only headache facing Pat Fenlon. Rovers travel...
... but Don't Bet on Him Winning It a Fifth Time
Byline: by MARCUS TOWNEND YEATS, who defied the sceptics to become the first horse to win the Ascot Gold Cup four times, will not be back to win a fifth if trainer Aidan O'Brien has anything to do with it. Some bookmakers, who estimate the colt...
Call from Blue Tempts Bull to Leave His Flock
Byline: PETER JACKSON reports from Durban JOHN HAYES had the serenity of tending to his sheep on the mountains around Cappamore rudely interrupted yesterday when Ian McGeechan summoned 'The Bull' to join the tour here this weekend. Ireland's...
Captain Has Extra Time at the Altar
Byline: Scott Mullen HE isn't often a big fan of extra time but Celtic and Scotland star Stephen McManus didn't mind so much yesterday - for it was his wedding day. Thankfully, bride-to-be Diane Suttie didn't keep the Celtic skipper hanging around...
Carly's Double Take; She Looks like Amy Lee, and Now She's Singing with Four of Evanescence's Old Crew
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Reporter WITH the same alabaster skin, rock-chick edge and dark hair, Carly Smithson could easily be mistaken for Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee. And perhaps that's no bad thing. For the Dubliner, who...
CENSORED 200 MPs PAY BACK A FORTUNE; and Elliot Morley Discovers Another [Pounds Sterling]20,000 He Owes
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor ALMOST 200 MPs have repaid more than [pounds sterling]470,000 that they pocketed in dodgy expenses claims, it was revealed last night. Commons officials quietly slipped out a roll-call of shame of MPs who...
CENSORED HELPLINE FOR FIDDLERS; MPs Facing the Wrath of Voters Are Offered Sympathy and Legal Tips
Byline: Ian Drury Political Reporter GORDON BROWN has set up a helpline for Labour MPs who have angered constituents over their lavish expenses claims. An email to the party's backbenchers has offered them legal advice and support if they ring...
CENSORED HELPLINE FOR THE FIDDLERS; MPs Facing the Wrath of Voters Are Offered Sympathy and Legal Tips
Byline: Ian Drury Political Reporter GORDON BROWN has set up a helpline for Labour MPs who have angered constituents over their lavish expenses claims. An email to the party's backbenchers has offered them legal advice and support if they ring...
CENSORED WAR AND PEAS FOR SALMOND; SNP Leader Claimed for Iraq War Legal Advice. and Thousands for Food
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter ALEX Salmond and his Nationalist colleagues in Scotland and Wales charged taxpayers more than [pounds sterling]14,000 for a failed attempt to impeach Tony Blair for war crimes. The First Minister...
CHAOS AS F1 REBELS OPT TO GO IT ALONE; Lewis and Jenson Join the Great F1 Breakaway Series; Lewis and Jenson Join the Great F1 Breakaway Series
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY Motor Racing Correspondent FORMULA ONE was on the brink of collapse late last night as leading teams promised to start a rebel series of their own. Bernie Ecclestone, the sport's commercial rights holder, told Sportsmail...
Chaos Reigns as F1 Rebels Go It Alone
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY FORMULA ONE was on the brink of collapse late last night as leading teams promised to start a rebel series of their own. Bernie Ecclestone, the sport's commercial rights holder, told Sportsmail that a compromise is out...
Childminder Held Autistic Boy Captive in Bathroom
Byline: Sandra Murphy A CHILDMINDER held an 11-year-old autistic boy captive in a lavatory cubicle for up to two hours when she was being paid by the State to mind him, a courtroom was told yesterday. Alex Curran was found locked in the downstairs...
CHOKED AGAIN; South Africa Crack under Pakistan Fire
Byline: PAUL NEWMAN Cricket Correspondent SOUTH AFRICA, the traditional semi-final chokers, crumbled again in the face of an outstanding performance from one of cricket's great competitors last night as Pakistan reached their second consecutive...
CITY EYE TOP FOUR AS ROQUE SIGNS UP FOR [Pounds Sterling]18m
Byline: EXCLUSIVE By LEO SPALL MANCHESTER CITY have agreed an [pounds sterling]18million deal to sign Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn as they begin to build a squad to break into the Premier League's top four. Manager Mark Hughes will finally be...
CITY EYE TOP FOUR AS ROQUE SIGNS UP FOR [Pounds Sterling]18m; EXCLUSIVE
Byline: LEO SPALL MANCHESTER CITY have agreed an [pounds sterling]18million deal to sign Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn as they begin to build a squad to break into the Premier League's top four. Manager Mark Hughes will finally be reunited...
Clare Can Stick around Longer Than My Suntan!
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD CLARE'S spring of discontent has given way to a summer of hope. After enduring a hellish league, which saw Michael McNamara's side fail to win a single game as they were demoted to Division 2, one bad news story followed...
Clubs Face 30k Blow If Setanta Cup Folds; FOOTBALL EXTRA
Byline: by PHILIP QUINN NINE Irish football clubs stand to lose at least E30,000 each if the Setanta Sports Cup becomes a victim of the financial difficulties that have beset the broadcaster. Ahead of today's deadline for Setanta to pay a [pounds...
Community Scheme a Success
ADAMSTOWN is an emerging community that joins Lucan in west Co. Dublin. On foot of a strategic development zone plan that was put into place in 2003, just over 1,000 homes have been occupied in Adamstown since the end of 2006. The delivery of...
Coyle Targeted in an Hour of Need
Byline: MARK WILSON BURNLEY operations director Brendan Flood last night claimed Celtic made their pitch to land Owen Coyle within an hour of his Wembley Play-Off triumph. Coyle yesterday signed a new contract to remain as manager until 2013...
Critics' Choice
FILM: THE TALL MEN, 1.05pm, Ch4 CLARK GABLE rides high in the first of his three consecutive collaborations with legendary director Raoul Walsh, this one being the best of the lot. A straightforward, leathery western of cross, double-cross, cattle-driving...
Critics' Choice
Byline: TV previews by SOPHIE HEATH FILM: THE TALL MEN, 1.05pm, Ch4 CLARK GABLE rides high in the first of his three consecutive collaborations with legendary director Raoul Walsh, this one being the best of the lot. A straightforward, leathery...
Debtors Must Repay or We All Lose out; COMMENT
NOBODY, least of all a credit union, seeks to get a debtor sent to prison lightly. In the case of Caroline McCann, it is abundantly clear that this was only done as a last resort and when all efforts to work out a sympathetic schedule of repayments...
Despairing of F Inding a Girlfriend, This Respected TV Script Writer -- to His Utter Shame -- Turned to Escort Girls. Here, with Painful Honesty, He Describes How It Became an Addiction That Cost Him [Pounds Sterling]18,000 ... and What Happened When He Confessed to His Parents
Byline: by Andy Bodle THERE'S little doubt what movie will be the talk of the Edinburgh Film Festival, which began on Wednesday. The Girlfriend Experience, directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh, tells the story of a high-class New York call...
Egan Left Counting Cost of His Down Time after EU Defeat
Byline: PETER DOHERTY KENNY EGAN suffered another blip in his comeback last night when he crashed out of the European Union championships to an opponent he had beaten three times previously. In a major shock, the Dubliner had to settle for a...
Energia to Compete for Power
Byline: Joe Downes INDEPENDENT energy company Energia is to enter the unmetered supply market, giving a 'competitive boost' to the local authority sector, said an electricity watchdog. Unmetered electricity goes towards such services as public...
Enjoy the Happiest Day of the Year
Byline: Alistair Grant IF you woke up this morning feeling on top of the world, it should not have come as a great surprise. Because today, apparently, is the happiest day of the year. A psychologist has come up with a formula based on friendships,...
[Euro]13m Paid out in Garda Compo; Trauma and Injury Cases Rocket in Recession
Byline: Paul Caffrey GARDAI were paid E13.6million in taxpayer-funded compensation payouts in the last year for injuries in the line of duty. Figures obtained by the Irish Daily Mail show that well over 200 payouts averaging E57,000 each were...
Eye-Popping Idiocy; Pupils Handling Blu Tack Are Made to Wear Safety Goggles
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent CHILDREN are being made to wear goggles before handling Blu Tack and forbidden to run in the playground as a health and safety culture sweeps through schools. A survey of nearly 600 teachers revealed...
Fast-Tracking the Tarmacing Community on the NHS
Byline: RICHARD LITTTLEJOHN ONE of the many emails I received yesterday was from a loyal Daily Mail reader incensed at the news that the NHS has decided to give priority to gipsies in hospitals and GP surgeries. He had tried to see his doctor...
First Trial with No Jury; Judge Will Sit Alone to Hear Robbery Case after Claims Jurors Were Nobbled
Byline: Stephen Wright Crime Editor A CROWN Court criminal trial is to be heard without a jury for the first time after a historic legal ruling yesterday. Amid concerns of jury nobbling in a robbery case, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, agreed...
Five-Year Fight for the Right to Know
THE battle to uncover what MPs were claiming on their taxpayer-funded expenses has now dragged on for nearly five years: OCTOBER 2004: Investigative journalist Heather Brooke makes the first request for details of MPs' expenses. The Commons publishes...
Food Price Rise Hits Breadline Families; Taxes Rocket, Sales Tumble but the Mark-Ups Continue
Byline: Ferghal Blaney Consumer Affairs Correspondent SHOCKING new figures have revealed that hardup families are not being cushioned from the recession by falling prices. The cost of food, ordinary household goods and even cars is still rising...
Fred Buckles under the Strain; COMMENT
Byline: by ALEX BRUMMER City Editor SUPPORTERS of Sir Fred Goodwin, if there are any left, will be intensely disappointed with the behaviour of the former Royal Bank of Scotland chief. How is it possible that the banker who refused to engage...
Fred Shreds His Own Pension to [Pounds Sterling]342,000; and If That's Not Enough, There Is the [Pounds Sterling]2.7m Lump Sum
Byline: Sam Fleming and Peter Allen DISGRACED banker Sir Fred Goodwin has surrendered more than [pounds sterling]200,000 of his annual pension in the face of national uproar. The former Royal Bank of Scotland boss is thought to have made the...
Fred Takes a Pension Cut to Just [Pounds Sterling]342,000 a Year
Byline: Sam Fleming and Peter Allen DISGRACED banker Sir Fred Goodwin has surrendered more than [pounds sterling]200,000 of his annual pension in the face of national uproar. The former Royal Bank of Scotland boss is thought to have made the...
Fred the Shred Takes a Pension Cut ... to Just [Pounds Sterling]342,000 a Year; but He Can Always Dip into That [Pounds Sterling]2.7m Lump Sum
Byline: Sam Fleming and Peter Allen DISGRACED banker Sir Fred Goodwin has surrendered more than [pounds sterling]200,000 of his annual pension in the face of national uproar. The former Royal Bank of Scotland boss is thought to have made the...
French Binman Who Collects [Pounds Sterling]6m a Year
Byline: Sam Greenhill GERMAN and French entrepreneurs are among those cashing in on Britain's [pounds sterling]1billion-a-year wheelie bin revolution. The bins themselves are manufactured abroad and cost local authorities - and therefore the...
From Nuts to Washers, What YOUR Scottish MP Claimed
FROM plasma TVs to luxury French chocolates, and from lightbulbs to self portraits and glittery toilet seats, Scotland's 59 MPs have clearly been hard at work over the past four years doing something. In alphabetical order, we list how much your...
Get Up the Nerve to Buy at a Knockdown Price
Byline: by Jenny Shields FOR most people, the idea of buying a house at auction goes no further than watching the BBC property show Homes Under The Hammer. However, many Scots are now following the lead of the show's presenters - Martin Roberts...
Give Ritalin to Healthy People to Boost Their Brain Power
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent HEALTHY people should be allowed to take Ritalin to boost their brain power, a medical expert has argued. Professor John Harris said it was unethical to stop the controversial drug being used for this...
'Give Ritalin to the Healthy to Boost Their Brain Power'
Byline: Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent HEALTHY people should be allowed to take Ritalin to boost their brain power, a medical expert has argued. Professor John Harris said it was unethical to stop the controversial drug being used for this...
Gunned Down by His Lover, the Billionaire Banker in a Latex Suit
Byline: From Ian Sparks in Paris A FORMER prostitute who shot dead her billionaire lover after he called her a 'whore' during a bondage session has been jailed for eight and a half years. Cecile Brossard shot banker Edouard Stern four times while...
Harney's under Siege for Betraying Sick Children (Yet Again). Time to Call on the Big Lie!
Byline: PAUL DRURY PHOTOGRAPHS are curious things. They may not always, as the truism has it, tell a thousand words. But, time after time, they do have the ability to provoke raw emotions that mere words do not. Last October for example, in the...
HAVANA HOUSE PARTY; Cuba Is in the Throes of Another Revolution. Now, Foreign Buyers Are Welcome, Says Graham Norwood
Byline: Graham Norwood CHANGE is coming to Cuba -- and this means private holiday homes on sale to foreign buyers for the first time in 50 years. Fidel Castro, the island's communist leader since 1959, has taken a back seat through ill health and...
Head Coach Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Darren
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY DARREN CLARKE was one of the very few people to be found in the Bethpage clubhouse with a smile on his face yesterday. As rain drenched thousands of U.S. golf fans yesterday, the 40-year-old Ulsterman, after a six month struggle...
Healthy People 'Should Try Ritalin for a Brain Boost'
Byline: Jenny Hope HEALTHY people should be allowed to take Ritalin to boost their brain power, a medical expert has argued. Professor John Harris said it was unethical to stop the controversial drug being used for this purpose - as students...
HELP! I'VE HIT THE MEMORY PAUSE; She Forgets Friends' Names and Loses Her Car. Comedienne JACKIE CLUNE'S Guide (with a Little Help from Her Long-Suffering Husband) to What the Menopause Does to a Woman's Mind
Byline: JACKIE CLUNE SHE SAYS FOR any absent-minded woman of a certain age, it will come as some comfort to learn researchers have established a link between forgetfulness and the menopause. For most, memory will return, but how does it feel...
How I Lost Six Stone in Just Six Months - by Stephen Fry
Byline: by Tim Oglethorpe STEPHEN FRY is a shadow of his former self. He has lost almost six stone since December and can at last bear to look at himself in the mirror again. He has gone from 'appallingly corpulent' -- which is how he describes...
How I Lost Six Stone in Just Six Months -- by Stephen Fry
Byline: by Tim Oglethorpe STEPHEN FRY is a shadow of his former self. He has lost almost six stone since December and can at last bear to look at himself in the mirror again. He has gone from 'appallingly corpulent' -- which is how he describes...
HOW TO BURN MONEY; This Self-Confessed Alcoholic Ran Up E18,000 of Debts. She Threw Every Letter from Her Credit Union on the Fire. after a Court Ordered Her to Be Jailed for Non-Payment She Pleaded Her Human Rights. She Won Her Case and as the F Loodgates Open, the Cost to the Taxpayer? E500,000; [Pounds Sterling]500,000 Bill for Taxpayers
Byline: Sandra Murphy A SINGLE mother who failed to make any payments after a credit union helped her out in a crisis has been told she will not face a jail cell. Caroline McCann admitted she ignored letters seeking e82 a week on her e18,063.09...
HOW WILL WE LIVE WITHOUT THE SPICE OF LIFE? as We Must Bid Farewell to a Classic of the Chipper Menu
Byline: by Philip Nolan FOR something everyone ate, it's remarkable that none of us ever knew precisely what was in it. Of course, that's probably because none of us ever ordered a spice burger while sober. Instead, just like chatting up women...
Humiliation for Cowen in Europe; Desperate Plea to the British Is Not Enough to Secure Lisbon Deal
Byline: From David Haworth in Brussels BRIAN Cowen last night failed to get agreement on the wording of Ireland's Lisbon Treaty guarantees at the first session of a two-day EU Summit meeting - and suffered humiliation at the hands of the British....
If Gap Students Want a Real Taste of Danger They Should Try Staying in Britain; Are You Thinking What She's Thinking?
Byline: JAN MOIR ANOTHER summer and another 250,000 British gap-year students prepare to take their first solo steps into the world. Off they go like dim, downy fledglings, their worldly possessions packed into a metaphorical handkerchief tied to...
I'll Call Up the PM to Save Silverstone, Declares Hamilton
Byline: JONATHAN McEVOY reports as British motorsport faces up to a bleak future PRIME MINISTER, it's Lewis Hamilton on the line for you. That was the world champion's promise as the British motor racing community contemplated Formula One without...
I'MGOING TO BOP UNTIL I DROP! as Neil Sedaka Hits the Road Again at 70, He Vows
Byline: Interview by Adrian Thrills EIL SEDAKA was a wideeyed Brooklyn teenager Nwhen he got his first taste of pop music fame in the late Fifties. Rock 'n' roll was in its infancy, but clean-cut Sedaka was one of its brightest stars, riding...
I'MGOING TO BOP UNTIL I DROP! as Neil Sedaka Hits the Road Again at 70, He Vows
Byline: Interview by Adrian Thrills NEIL SEDAKA was a wideeyed Brooklyn teenager when he got his first taste of pop fame in the late Fifties. Rock 'n' roll was in its infancy, but clean-cut Sedaka was one of its brightest stars, riding high with...
I'M STAYING; ...and This Time We'll Win the Title, Vows Torres
SPORTSMAIL EXCLUSIVE NOW Cristiano Ronaldo has departed from the Barclays Premier League, Fernando Torres has the top table to himself. That is assuming he will not be heading to Spain. Or to Manchester United, if one report is to be believed. So what...
I'M STAYING; ...and This Time We'll Win the Title, Vows Torres; SPORTSMAIL EXCLUSIVE
NOW Cristiano Ronaldo has departed from the Barclays Premier League, Fernando Torres has the top table to himself. That is assuming he will not be heading to Spain. Or to Manchester United, if one report is to be believed. So what does Torres think...
Injured Cha Fails to Make Cats Cut
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD JAMES 'Cha' Fitzpatrick has failed in his bid to be fit for Kilkenny's Leinster SHC clash with Galway tomorrow night. Just 11 of the team who started in last year's All-Ireland final are available to Brian Cody's Cats,...
Is Brown Heading for a U-Turn over Secret Iraq Probe?
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor GORDON Brown was forced into retreat over the Iraq War inquiry last night as outrage grew over plans to hold it in secret. Downing Street caused astonishment when it claimed it had never been a fundamental...
Is Prince Charles Abusing His Position? DEBATE
THE belated change of plans for the redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks site is another example of Prince Charles abusing his position of unearned power and privilege. The most worrying aspect of this incident is that the Qatari monarchy clearly...
Is Prince Charles Abusing His Position? DEBATE
I'M APPALLED at the turn of events over the Chelsea Barracks development. It appears Prince Charles has no compunction about using his inherited status, privilege, position, wealth and power to influence any event towards his own desires. This is the...
IT'S AS CLOSE AS YOU'LL GET; Two Stars Come Together at Silverstone, but It'll Be a Different Story on Race Day
Byline: by MARTIN SAMUEL ON THE interview podium, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton edged nearer at the behest of the photographers until they were standing side-by-side, neatly framed for a cheery portrait. Each man placed an arm around the shoulder...
It's Bethpage Black and Blue for Stars
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON reports from New York THREE hours on Bethpage Black yesterday was all it took for some of the world's best golfers to wear the hollow-eyed look of men suffering from trauma. Maybe after the carnage witnessed on the opening...
It's Frightening How Good These Old Haunts Are
Byline: by James O'Brien Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Sony) Playstation 3 ([euro]59.99)***** (if you love the films) **** (if you don't) THE FACT that this appeared in my predictions for 2008 and 2009 is illustrative of the lengthy production...
It's Frightening How Good These Old Haunts Are
Byline: by James O'Brien Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Sony) Playstation 3 ([pounds sterling] 49.99) ***** (if you love the films) **** (if you don't) THE FACT that this appeared in my predictions for 2008 and 2009 is illustrative of the lengthy...
It's Lessons in Love for Paul from Teacher Bride Karol; TALK of the TOWN
Byline: EDITED BY JAMES GIBBONS HE WAS one of the original rock 'n' roll kids, but Eurovision winner Paul Harrington put paid to his hell raising days yesterday when he tied the knot with schoolteacher Karol Sadlier in a lavish ceremony in Co. Wicklow....
It's Top Flight or Goodnight for Ace Doyle; WHERE NOW FOR OUR STRIKING SUCCESS STORY?
Byline: DAMIEN RICHARDSON THERE are three essential phases in the career of a professional footballer: up to 22, then to 26 and finally to 32 or so. In these distinct periods the demands and expectations are relative to the level of expertise...
It Takes a Lot of Work to Look This UGLY! Beer-Bottle Glasses, Car-Crash Smile and a Bad Hair Day EVERY Day. Yes Ugly Betty Is Back on TV - and the (Stunning) Actress Who Plays Her Tells Lina Das
Byline: by Lina Das UGLY BETTY'S signature look - beer-bottle glasses, a hairstyle that can best be described as unstructured, and metal braces, which give her a smile like a car crash - has become as much a TV icon as Kojak's bald pate or Columbo's...
I Won't Swoop for Old Boys until I See All of These Bhoys
Byline: by MARK WILSON TONY MOWBRAY has claimed he will take time to assess the current Celtic squad before deciding on any moves to plunder former club West Bromwich Albion. Midfielder Borja Valero, defender Paul Robinson and loan striker Marc-Antoine...
I Wouldn't Change Anything, Even the Bad Times -Button
Byline: IAN PARKES reports from Silverstone JENSON BUTTON came into this season with just one meagre win from 153 grands prix, yet even with the benefit of hindsight he admits he would not change a thing. It is a surprising admission given the...
Jack's Back - Look out, Cyber Men!
Byline: CRIME CARLA McKAY THE SCARECROW BY MICHAEL CONNELLY (Orion [pounds sterling]18.99) FANS of Connelly's bestselling novel The Poet, featuring crime reporter Jack McEvoy, will welcome his return here. McEvoy is facing redundancy from...
Jailed, Tartan Terrorist Who Sent Hate Mail to Politicians
Byline: Brian Horne THE son of a veteran 'tartan terrorist' was jailed for six years yesterday for waging a postal hate campaign against Scottish political figures. Adam Busby Jnr sent out menacing packages containing shotgun cartridges as part...
Jinxed Broadfoot Nearly Lost His Sight; I Nearly Lost My Sight
Byline: PETER JARDINE KIRK BROADFOOT has revealed the full extent of his injury and domesticaccident nightmare that threatens to keep him out of massive games with Rangers and Scotland next season. The right-back is nursing a broken left foot and...
Johnno: It Can Be like 1997 Again
Byline: CHRIS FOY reports from Durban AS THE towering leader of the last Lions team to come to South Africa and shock the Springboks, Martin Johnson knows just what the class of 2009 need to win against the odds in these parts -- a helpful shove...