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Rooney's mum ill.

Footballer Wayne Rooney's mother has taken sick leave from work because of the stress caused by negative publicity about her famous son, it was reported yesterday.

Jeanette Rooney continued working as a dinner lady at De La Salle School, in Liverpool, after her son became a highly-paid professional footballer.

But according to her family, she has since taken sick leave after a series of media stories about the 19-year-old Manchester United striker's temper, bad language and alleged sleeping with prostitutes.

Single regrets

ALMOST two thirds of women have had a one-night stand but nearly all regret it, a survey reveals today.

In contrast, men rarely have qualms about brief sexual encounters.

For women a one-night stand is usually a once or twice in a lifetime event, according to the poll for Cosmopolitan magazine. But 30% of women have one once or twice a month, 5% once a month and 1% most weekends.

Wills is a Lion

PRINCE William, 22, is to join the British Lions as a spectator on their rugby tour of New Zealand this summer, it was announced yesterday.

He will also carry out his first solo engagements on behalf of the Queen as he flies to the Pacific Ocean islands after finishing university.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 17, 2005
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