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Articles from November 29, 2010

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82 Billion Reasons Why FIFA Fools Are Deluded
Byline: Martin Samuel THE good news is that, if Spain and Portugal can afford to host the World Cup, then they will certainly not be requiring any money from the people of this country to help fund a future bail- out. The [pounds sterling]14billion...
A Dream Comes True for Jackson
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON GROWING up as an Aberdeen fan, Ruaridh Jackson always dreamed of scoring the winner at Pittodrie. On Saturday, the Scotland fly-half got his wish in dramatic fashion, his last-minute penalty seeing off Samoa and sealing...
Aid Worker Was Killed by a U.S. Grenade during Rescue Bid, Say Army Experts
Byline: Jim McBeth A MILITARY investigation has confirmed that kidnapped Scots aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a hand grenade thrown by a U.S. special forces soldier. But it has emerged that the Navy SEAL did not admit to killing her...
All the Buzz of the Npower League
Scout's Corner Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace keeper) The best shot stopper outside the Premier League will be highly prized in January given that his contract runs out in the summer. If Palace can't persuade the 31-year-old argentine to sign a new...
Amazon Accused of Fake Reviews
THE story involves subterfuge, jealousy and dirty tricks in the world of literature. And its unlikely setting is the readers' reviews section on Amazon. Alongside details of a book for sale, the website offers supposedly independent verdicts...
Amethyst & Diamond Hearts; OFFER OF THE DAY
Necklace [pounds sterling]39.99 Earrings [pounds sterling]49.99 Buy both save [pounds sterling]5 This beautiful amethyst heart and diamond jewellery collection captures all the deep purple hues of winter violets. Set in 925 solid sterling silver,...
A Nation of Slaves without a Bean Left to Its Name
Byline: COmmENTARy by Senan Molony ONE thousand years after the Battle Of Clontarf, Ireland has been comprehensively defeated by an assembled force of outsiders. The Danes are now making landfall, along with the IMF, the EU, the German-dominated...
Andy Salutes Winning Habit
Byline: ROB ROBERTSON Scotland 19pts Samoa 16pts SCOTLAND now look down upon Ireland in the world rankings and andy Robinson believes his team have developed a winning mentality to go with their stubborn efficiency. Robinson has beaten...
A NEW DRIVING FORCE IN CINEMA; Bring the Dog and Escape the Mobiles, It's Movies Al Fresco
Byline: by Tom Doorley TALK about fiddling while Rome burns. Thousands of people had marched in anger through Dublin just before my wife, my daughter and I settled down to watch the latest Harry Potter movie. Desperate times call for desperate...
Anger as [Pounds Sterling]33m North Sea Fish Haul Is Dumped; Scots Fury over 'Abhorrent' EU Rules
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter FISH stocks worth [pounds sterling]33million were dumped back in the North Sea last year under 'abhorrent' EU quota rules, it emerged last night. The scandalous waste of marketable food was last...
Anger at TV Porn in Jails
Byline: Graham Grant Home Affairs Editor PRISONERS in Scottish jails - including sex offenders - are to be allowed to watch pornography in their cells. In the latest indictment of the softtouch justice system, jail bosses say they are powerless...
Angry Young Girls; Binge-Drinking Culture 'Creating a Generation of Aggressive and Out-of-Control Women'
Byline: Louise Eccles THE number of teenage girls who are physically aggressive and lash out at school and at home has risen at an alarming rate, experts claimed yesterday. More and more girls are binge drinking and - tired of being regarded...
A Peerage and a Free Ticket for the Gravy Train - First Class, of Course
Byline: Allan Massie on MondAy UNLIKE many, I think the House of Lords a good thing. Its members are more independent-minded than those elected on the party ticket to the Commons and so Government Bills are more likely to be defeated or sensibly...
Are All Those Vitamins Actually Making You Sick? during Your Lifetime, You'll Eat about 60,000 Pounds of Food, Equivalent to the Weight of Six Elephants; Millions of Us Pop Them Daily, but a New Book Says Vitamin Pills Can Do Us More Harm Than Good
Byline: by Claire Coleman THE freezing weather and interminable winter colds may have got you reaching for the echinacea or vitamin C tablets, but you might want to reconsider. Because in a controversial new book that's been a phenomenon in the...
Aussies Make a Statement of Strength
Byline: BILLY RUBIN reports from Paris France 16pts Australia 59pts JameS o'connor scored 39 points -- including a try -- on Saturday as australia pulled away in the second half for a convincing 59-16 win over France. the 20-year-old winger --...
Australia Slip from Swagger to Stagger
Byline: Chief sports writer MARTIN SAMUEL in Brisbane THE lead grew and, for Australia, so did the pain. They are not used to toiling this long in the field, these boys. The highest opening partnership for England at The Gabba, Andrew St raus s...
Aviva Stadium Match Zone
Byline: ADAM REDMOND Hordes plough way in FAIR play to the 30,476 -- the official figure for the crowd announced yesterday -- who braved the compacted snow and ice hazards around Lansdowne Road to burrow their way into the stadium. The legalities...
Baddies on Deck, We're Terrified
Byline: PAUL CHANDLER PAUL CHANDLER kept a diary throughout his ordeal. Here, he recounts the dramatic moment of capture and how close the Royal Navy supply ship RFA Wave Knight was. Her refers to himself as P. October 23, 2009 0235 Seized by...
BLUE IT AGAIN; Barclays Premier League; Carlo Fumes as Sloppy Chelsea Are Held
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 Next: West Bromwich Albion v NEWCASTLE (Sunday), CHELSEA v Everton (Saturday) HE woke to snowstorms, the dark cloud of Pep Guardiola hanging over him and the loss of Chelsea's place at the top of...
BLUE IT AGAIN; Carlo Fumes as Sloppy Chelsea Are Held
Byline: by COLIN YOUNG Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 Next: West Bromwich Albion v NEWCASTLE (Sunday), CHELSEA v Everton (Saturday) HE woke to snowstorms, the dark cloud of Pep Guardiola hanging over him and the loss of Chelsea's place at the top...
Bok Pain Strikes; England Remain Upbeat despite Losing to Might of South Africa
Byline: by CHRIS FOY ONCE he had finished gamely fighting a losing battle against the imperious Springbok pack, Courtney Lawes declared that England can overcome this setback to conquer the rest of Europe en route to mounting a strong campaign As...
Bono Spins His Web and Spider-Man Is Finally Ready to Fly
Byline: Sean Kane BONO and the Edge last night told American television audiences that working on Spider-Man the musical was the most fun they have ever had. As the curtain finally opened on the most expensive show in Broadway history, at $65...
Bonus Bonanza for Bank Bosses
Byline: Julie-Anne Barnes FAT cat bank bosses are set to accept bonuses of up to [pounds sterling]15million - marking a greedy return to pre-credit crunch payouts. For the past two years, the chief executives of Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds,...
Bosses Eye Bonuses
Byline: Ruth Sunderland BRITAIN'S bank bosses are mulling a return to business as usual on their multi-million pound bonuses after skipping payouts or donating them to charity for the past two years in a bid to placate public anger. A source...
BP Offloads [Pounds Sterling]4bn Argentina Stake
BP is to sell its stake in Argentina-based oil and gas group Pan American Energy for [pounds sterling]4.4bn as part of its efforts to raise cash to pay for the Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It is selling its 60pc interest to Bridas...
Breast-Feeding at Work Rules 'Could Cost Women Jobs'
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter ENCOURAGING ne w mothers to breast-feed at work will pile the pressure on small businesses struggling to keep afloat, industry leaders have warned. The Government wants businesses to become 'new mother friendly',...
British Shipbuilders Axed Because Poles Are 30% Cheaper; 300 Workers on the Royal Navy's New Carriers Laid Off
Byline: Ryan Kisiel and Ian Drury HUNDREDS of Britons who were building two aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy have lost their jobs because they were not as cheap as Polish workers, it was claimed last night. In the past six weeks, around 300...
Brought to Book; Rugby -- Magners League; Ospreys Escape as Ref Cards Blues Duo
Byline: GRAHAM CLUTTON reports from Liberty Stadium Ospreys 19 pts Leinster 15 pts LEINSTER lost a dreadful game of 35 penalties and free kicks, three yellow cards and a penalty try in last night's Magners League grand final rematch in swansea....
Bumble's Ashes View
Byline: DAVID LLOYD TWITS TURNED ME OFF TWEETS THAT'S it, I have had enough and I'm getting off Twitter. I'm not having any more. Some of the language used on there has been absolutely disgraceful in recent days so I'm afraid @BumbleCricket is...
Butcher Makes Sure His Boys Always Enjoy Their Away Days
Byline: MARK WILSON DOGGED, defiant and containing more than a touch of class, Inverness are a side moulded in the image of Terry Butcher As the disgruntled home supporters drifted off in dismay on Saturday evening, Butcher stood on the Parkhead...
Call Me a Grump, but This Happiness Index Is Just a Cynical Attempt to Control Our Minds
Byline: THE Melanie Phillips COLUMN DO WE actually have a Prime Minister in No10 - or an understudy for comedian Ken Dodd? Consider. Britain is groaning under monumental debts. Thousands of people are losing their jobs. Criminals are being let...
Can Berbatov Keep Up the Wow Factor?
Byline: IAN LADYMAN DIMITAR BERBATOV is assured of a place in Barclays Premier League folklore after scoring five times on Saturday. The question is: When will we see him again? Prior to Manchester United's 7-1 demolition of Blackburn at Old...
CARLO STARTS TO FEEL HEAT; English Premier; Pressure Mounts on Ancelotti as Chelsea Miss out on Chance of a Return to the Top of Table
Byline: COLIN YOUNG Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1 CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti was under increasing pressure last night after his side blew thei r chance to return to the top of the table by drawing at Newcastle. Although the Barclays Premier League...
Catholics Are Victims of a 'Campaign of Intolerance'
Byline: Jim Mcbeth CATHOLICS are victims of a 'deep, wide and vicious' hate campaign with almost weekly attacks on priests, the church's leading spokesman in Scotland said yesterday. Communications chief Peter Kearney claimed that in one assault,...
Christmas Is the No1 Direction Now
Byline: JAN MOIR sees it get serious OH, it is starting to get serious now. I mean, really. With the semi-finals only a week away, the X Factor judges are focusing on the main chance, the holy grail of the Christmas number one. And this week,...
Christmas, the No 1 Direction Now
Byline: JAN MOIR sees it get serious OH, it is starting to get serious now. I mean, really. With the semi-finals only a week away, the X Factor judges are focusing on the main chance, the holy grail of the Christmas number one. And this week,...
Christmas Trains Misery
Byline: Alistair Grant TRAIN passengers face Christmas chaos as ten days of engineering works sever more than half of Britain's main railway routes. It will result in journeys to family and friends taking up to four times longer than normal....
Christopher Columbowicz, Polish Migrant
Byline: From Harry Mulvaney in Warsaw HE is celebrated as the humble Italian weaver who ended up discovering the Americas. But the conventional wisdom relating to Christopher Columbus is under threat after academics concluded the explorer was...
Chung Boost to England's World Cup Bid
Byline: CHARLES SALE ENGLAND 2018 got a muchneeded boost last night with an extra 'favourable' voter on his way to Zurich for the ballot on Thursday. The news comes on the eve of a Panorama documentary that could damage the World Cup bid beyond...
City Left to Rue Late Goal
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS MICAH RICHARDS' goal was a carbon copy of Carlos Tevez as his most impudent, but he freely admitted Manchester City will remain a pale imitation of champions as long as they keep surrendering points against lesser opposition....
Clark Shows Irish Promise
Byline: DANIEL CARROLL and NEIL MOXLEY CIARAN Clark opened his goal account for Aston Villa with a double against Arsenal and then revealed, 'I can't wait to play for the Republic of Ireland.' Villa midfielder Clark, 20, should have made his...
Clydesdale Bank Premier League
CELTIC (1) 2 INVERNESS CT (0) 2 Ki 38 Foran 70 McCourt 65 Munro 83 46,096 Celtic (3-5-2): Forster, Rogne, Majstorovic, Hooiveld (Towell 57), Cha, Ki, Ledley, Maloney (McCourt 9), Mulgrew, Hooper, Murphy (Stokes 78). subs not used: Zaluska, Izaguirre,...
Cold Comforts; + in Cleveland, Ohio, in the U.S., It Is Illegal to Catch Mice without a Hunting Licence; Winter Playing Havoc with Your Looks? Don't Panic --You CAN Weather-Proof Chapped Skin
Byline: by Claire Coleman WINTER is here with a vengeance. not for the first time this year, the country's been gripped by biting, icy winds, deep frosts and - in some places - snow. Conditions like this present a real challenge to your skin....
Columbus Lied to Hide Royal Polish Roots, Say Professors
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter WE know that in 1492 he sailed the ocean blue and discovered America. But the origins of Christopher Columbus are now under scrutiny - with a book alleging the famous explorer was a Polish immigrant. An international...
Courtney Has Faith in Bruised England
Byline: by CHRIS FOY Rugby Correspondent England 11pts South Africa 21pts ONCE he had finished gamely fighting a losing battle against the imperious Springbok pack, Courtney Lawes declared that England can overcome this setback to conquer...
Coyle's Salute for His Fighters
Byline: CARL MARKHAM BOLTON manager Owen Coyle felt the players backed up his attacking ambition with a determined fightback as he went for broke at 2-0 down at home to Blackpool and was rewarded with a late draw. The visitors led thanks to headers...
Critics' Choice
GAA STRIKES Scannal, 7.30pm, RTE One THE latest episode looks back on the division, despair and violence in Cork that erupted when the county's footballers and hurlers when on strike. It follows the bitter clash from the 2002 row over budget...
Critics' Choice
DRAMA Accused, 9pm, BBC1 JULIET STEVENSON and Peter Capaldi star in Jimmy McGovern's harrowing and painfully vivid tale of a suddenly bereaved mother who ends up in the dock. Stevenson is superb as the mother who defends herself, declaring: 'Yes, I...
Dallying Daniel Leaves No Case for Defence
Byline: MARK WILSON Celtic 2 Inverness CT 2 MUCH more of this and the flame hair on Neil Lennon's head will be doused to a dull grey. When Celtic lost a lastminute equaliser to Dundee United on home turf nine days ago, it could have been...
Dec's Scrum of Comfort as Green Agenda Gains Ground
Byline: by SHANE McGRATH HIS playing career was spent in the No 10 jersey, and the beastly but mysterious mechanics of the scrum left Declan Kidney a very happy man last night. The national coach is not a man who leaves his feelings unguarded,...
De la Salle's Day as Wides Cost Thurles
Byline: DENIS HURLEY reports from Pairc Ui Chaoimh De La Salle 0-9 Sarsfields 0-8 IT WAS far from a classic, but the manner of victory mattered little to De La Salle of Waterford as they claimed a second Munster senior hurling title in three...
Directory Inquiry Calls That Cost [Pounds Sterling]2
Byline: Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor PHONE users are being charged up to [pounds sterling]2 for a one-minute call to directory inquiries. The figure is five times higher than the 40p fee that was applied before the system was taken away...
Disgraceful Drama; LETTERS
WatChING the BBC play accused, telling the story of bullying by a junior NCo in the afghanistan conflict, made me cringe. In 1950, I was a junior NCo in the famous Scottish regiment the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), fighting in the Malayan campaign....
Don't Feel Guilty! We Can Have It All, Miriam Tells Women
Byline: Sandra Murphy SHE juggles being the nation's favourite female broadcaster with rearing eight children. But Miriam O'Callaghan yesterday revealed her secret for a good work-life balance - stop feeling guilty about being a working mother....
Don't Play Politics with Our Children; LETTERS
The future of Ireland is in the hands of our children, but if we don't give them a proper education we haven't got a hope. We've always prided ourselves on the high standards of our schools (Mail), but I am beginning to think that, like the Celtic...
Down: We're Losing Kids to Soccer and Rugby
Byline: MICHEAL CLIFFORD A Top Down official has warned that underage fixture planning in the county is giving other codes 'a free run,' with their players. County board secretary Sean Og McAteer, in his annual report to county convention, claims...
Ear to the Ground; ANSWER TO CORRESPONDENTS
Byline: Compiled by Charles Legge QUESTION Did Gauguin cut off Van Gogh's ear in a fight? IN 1888, Van Gogh persuaded his friend Gauguin to join him in the Yellow House; his studio in Arles, Provence. They had collaborated on several projects...
England's Battlers Are Top of the Order; the Ashes - First Test; Strauss and Cook Scale New Heights
Byline: by PAUL NEWMAN Reports from Brisbane It would not have occurred to Andrew Strauss that, in hitting his 19th test century, he had drawn level with Sir len Hutton on England's all-time list, just four hundreds short of becoming his country's...
Farcical Finish as Poulter Just Tosses It Away; Golf
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON Golf Correnspondent reports from Dubai We HAve seen football matches decided by the toss of a coin but never a golf tournament. Not until yesterday, that is, as a magnificent Dubai World Championship ended in a desperate...
Fc United Could Face Pompey
Byline: ALEX KAY FC UNITED of Manchester will face last season's runners-up Portsmouth in the third round of the FA Cup if they win their replay at home to Brighton a week on Wednesday. United, formed as a splinter club by disillusioned fans...
Fc United Get Pompey as Big Boys Enter Fray
Byline: JOHN EDWARDS FC UNITED of Manchester will face last season's runners-up Portsmouth in the third round of the FA Cup, should they win their replay at home to Brighton a week on Wednesday. United, formed as a splinter club by disillusioned...
Finally, Wagner and Katie Are the Ex Factors
Byline: Simon Cable Showbusiness Reporter THE judges hated Wagner Carrilho...and the voters had never been keen on Katie Waissel. And although both contestants had managed to hang on to their place in the X Factor week after week, finally their...
FLYING HIGH; Ireland Hit Form to Sink Pumas but Win Is Marred by O'Driscoll Injury; DRICO INJURY THE ONLY BLOT
Byline: SHANE McGRATH LEINSTER could be left counting the cost of a triumphant day for Ireland with fears that Brian O'Driscoll might have broken his jaw against Argentina yesterday. The Irish skipper was taken to a Dublin hospital last night...
Fore! Selina Swings at Trump Again
Byline: Richard Kay At the time, it was hailed as a hardhitting documentary that called into question the business practices of one of the world's richest men. Now, 15 years after Selina Scott's film about property tycoon Donald trump aired on...
For Retail, Shop Around!
Byline: by Linda Whitney MANY of us dream of opening a shop at some time, and a franchise can be a safer bet than going it alone. you start with a name that is familiar to shoppers and a franchisor who already knows what sells. In retail, the...
For Sale: Yacht Owned by the Man Who Loved to Go Overboard
Byline: Eva Marie Gibney YOURS for [euro]177,000: one luxury yacht. Boasts four spacious cabins and carries a colourful past in its wake. Previously owned by one disgraced taoiseach... It was a shining symbol of Charles Haughey's extravagance...
Froch's Masterclass -- for a Privileged Few; Boxing
Byline: JEFF POWELL reports from Helsinki CARL FROCH created a masterpiece here to restore respect for British boxing in the eyes of the world. But, ludicrously, almost all his fellow Englishmen were deprived of seeing Froch wipe away the stain...
Fury as Scottish Peers Claim [Pounds Sterling]2m in Expenses; Nationalists Attack Cost of 'Unelected Retirement Home'
Byline: Alan Roden Scottish Political Reporter SCOTTISH peers claimed millions of pounds of public money last year - despite the ongoing fury over spending cuts, official figures reveal. More than [pounds sterling]2million was received by the...
Garda 'Will Be Weakened' by Rush to Early Retirement
Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter EaRLY retirement of gardai will lead to a shortage of manpower and experience as up to 500 officers seek to quit before Budget measures take their toll, officers' groups have warned. Veteran members of the force...
Get Drama Queen Gillian out of There!
Byline: JANET STREET-PORTER HOW do you solve a problem called Gillian? Night after night, Britain's most loathed female haunts our living rooms like a deranged ghost -- screaming, moaning and complaining. She might be top television entertainment,...
Girl of 14 Sees Father Murdered on CCTV
THE teenage daughter of a shopkeeper stabbed to death during a suspected robbery watched in horror as the attack was shown on CCTV in the family's flat upstairs. She saw attackers armed with a knife try to grab cash from the till, and called the...
Girl of 15 Sees Father Murdered on CCTV
THE teenage daughter of a shopkeeper stabbed to death during a suspected robbery watched in horror as the attack was shown on CCTV in the family's flat upstairs. She saw attackers armed with a knife try to grab cash from the till, and called the...
Girls Who Brought out Rolf's Racy Side
Byline: Tamara Cohen Four beautiful young women pose in nothing but transparent veils for an elderly artist with a beard. Do you know what the story is yet? Actually, it's rolf Harris achieving his secret ambition to paint sensuous works of art....
Girls Who Brought out Rolf 'S Racy Side
Byline: Tamara Cohen Four beautiful young women pose in nothing but transparent veils for an elderly artist with a beard. Do you know what the story is yet? Actually, it's rolf Harris achieving his secret ambition to paint sensuous works of art....
Grant on the Up with Downes
Byline: SIMON CASS WEST HAM'S fans sang Paulo di Canio's name as the goals went in during the 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic, but surely they should have been shouting for new defensive coach Wally Downes such was the influence of the former 'Crazy...
GRIT SPARES US A SLIPPERY END; Handling Leaves a Lot to Be Desired as Scots Rely on Character to Defy a Spirited Samoa
Byline: BY ROB ROBERTSON SCOTLAND head coach Andy Robinson gave a quick exhibition of his juggling talents after the win over Samoa and never once dropped a ball. Shame the same could not be said of his team, as basic handling errors saw them stumble...
hamill'S HAPPY AS UNSUNG HERO
Byline: STEPHEN McGOWAN UNSUNG Kilmarnock hero Jamie Hamill insists he is happy to let fans' favourites Alexei Eremenko and Conor Sammon hog the limelight. Slightly overweight, temperamental, gifted with the ball at his feet and deadly from set-pieces,...
Have They Found a Drug to Stop Us Ageing?
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter THE secret of eternal youth has been unlocked by scientists in remarkable research that paves the way for a 'forever young' drug. In experiments detailed by cancer doctor Ronald DePinho of Harvard University...
Have They Found the Drug That Can Reverse Ageing?
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter The secret of eternal youth has been unlocked by scientists in remarkable research that paves the way for a 'forever young' drug. Lives could be longer and healthier, free from illnesses such as Alzheimer's...
Have They Found the Drug That Can Stop Us Ageing?
Byline: Fiona MacRae Science Reporter The secret of eternal youth has been unlocked by scientists in remarkable research that paves the way for a 'forever young' drug. Lives could be longer and healthier, free from illnesses such as Alzheimer's...
Here's Why MI6 Hates WikiLeaks
Byline: Peter McKay www.dailymail.co.uk/petermckay The publication this week of American official secrets by website WikiLeaks is deplored by the agencies affected. No surprise there. It could cost lives, they say, referring to leaked documents...
Here We Go Again. the Freeze Is Back; Roads in Chaos amid Record Low of -9C... with Worse to Come
Byline: Ian Carey IT IS just ten months since the country was brought to a standstill as we suffered the coldest January in 25 years. But despite assurances from ministers that we would not be caught out again, widespread heavy snowfall and record...
History Women; Rediscovering the Forgotten Mothers, Sisters and Daughters Who Shaped Scotland
Byline: by Jim McBeth THEY are hidden in the shadows of Scotland's history, found only by reading between the lines of the chronicles that extol their heroic sons, brothers and husbands. Names such as Malcolm Canmore, William Wallace and Robert...
Hitting 50 Changed My Life; Why Is This Writer Happier, Healthier, Fitter, and More Confident Than Ever. Donald Duck Comics Were Once Banned in Finland, Because He Doesn't Wear Trousers
Byline: by Barbara Hanna Grufferman FOUR years ago, I turned 50. It felt as though everything changed overnight. In my 20s, 30s and 40s, I had charged ahead with life, first throwing myself into my career - I worked as a magazine publisher -...
How England Rated
Byline: CHRIS FOY BEN FODEN Alert for his try and good saving tackle on Spies. Ran boldly in all four games. 7/10 SERIES RATING 8/10 CHRIS ASHTON Not at the races after early bang but already proved he can thrive at this level. 5/10...
How They Rated
Byline: SHANE McGRATH IRELAND GEORDAN MURPHY Will be deeply frustrated he did not get extensive opportunities to show worth. Ran some good lines but bounced off a tackle, too. TOMMY BOWE Six could be his rating for the autumn. Murphy should ask...
Iberians' Bid Is Too Risky but It Means Nothing to FIFA
Byline: Martin Samuel THE big news is that if Spain and Portugal can afford to host the World Cup, then they will certainly not be requiring any money from the English to help fund a future bail-out. The [pounds sterling]14billion exposure of...
If You Think It's Cold Now, Just Wait till Decembrrr!
Byline: Tom Kelly TEMPERATURES of minus 20 are expected this week as the big freeze brings mayhem to commuters. The Siberian blast has already generated the coldest November night in a quarter of a century, with heavy snow blanketing swathes...
I Knew There Was Something Wrong, but Nodody Listened
ANNE Lawlor was told she was being 'over anxious' when she became concerned about her newborn daughter Aine's health. It took doctors three months to realise Anne's concerns were justified, but it was another 15 years before her daughter was correctly...
I'm Giving Up My Job to Be Kate's Double; Lookalike Just Has to Shed Her Midlands Accent
Byline: Fay Schlesinger, Joe Mellor WHEN they walk up to the chemist's counter, customers often gawp in disbelief. Why, they seem to be wondering, is the woman who will one day be Queen handing them their medication? Pharmaceutical assistant...
Irelandgetsitsbailout; but a Painfully High Interest Rate Is Price of [Pounds Sterling]72bn Rescue Deal
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor BRITAIN last night offered stricken Ireland almost [pounds sterling]6billion in loans and guarantees amid an extraordinary warning that multiplying debts could bankrupt the entire EU. At an emergency meeting...
Ireland Is Handed Its [Pounds Sterling]72bn Bailout
Byline: James Chapman Political Editor BRITAIN last night offered stricken Ireland almost [pounds sterling]6billion in loans and guarantees amid an extraordinary warning that multiplying debts could bankrupt the entire EU. At an emergency meeting...
Is Fianna Fail Permanently Damaged by Its Recent Collapse in Support? DEBATE
yEs FIANNA FAIL has no chance of redeeming itself and the victory of sinn Fein in the Donegal by-election is evidence of that, if it were needed. The Irish electorate cannot be appeased with empty promises. We are in the worst predicament we have ever...
Is It Time to Cheer England to Glory? THE BIG QUESTION
Byline: MIKEY STAFFORD FOURTEEN years ago football, we were told, came home and the whole of England went potty, in that peculiarly English way that seems to get under the skin of a great deal of Irish people. Led by those bards of the round...
Is That All You've Got, Ponting?
Byline: Chief sports writer MARTIN SAMUEL in Brisbane SOMETHING called a flash mob burst into life yesterday dur ing the t e a interval, promoting a chocolate drink company who sponsor the Australia cricket team. A group of 30 or so bright young...
It's a Stroll for Our Next Supermodels as They Step out on Parisian Walkway
Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor THE final eight contenders in RTE's The Model Scouts get their first taste of French dressing in tomorrow's episode of the reality show. And as these chic photographs reveal, the young hopefuls...
It's Great to Win Again, but We Were below Par
Byline: JOHN BARCLAY DRIVING through the snow on the way back from Aberdeen yesterday, I had time to reflect on the highs and lows of a momentous three weeks of matches for Scotland in the EMC autumn Test series. Everybody knows how low I felt...
It's Super Quynh! Bernard Shown Up by Star of Vietnam
Byline: MIKEY STAFFORD reports from Kuala lumpur 2009 All-Stars 10-8 2010 All-Stars 9-11 (2009 all-stars win 4-1 on pens) THE generous appraisal of Micheal O'Muircheartaigh was a lot more polite than Ryan McMenamin's self-assessment of a woefully...
James Slams 'Crazy' System
Byline: MIKEY STAFFORD DOWN manager James McCartan last night condemned as 'crazy' the All-Ireland football Championship structure that requires the beaten Connacht and Ulster finalists to play a qualifier within seven days. The Mourne County...
Jamie's Recipe for How to Make [Pounds Sterling]100m
Byline: Claire Ellicott JaMie Oliver has become the biggest-selling author in Britain after JK rowling. UK sales of the celebrity chef's cookbooks including his most recent, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, have raised an astonishing [pounds sterling]101.55million....