News archive from 1 June 2013

RBS gives up fight, will hand over Libor documents to Canada

RBS gives up fight, will hand over Libor documents to Canada

The bank's decision to hand over the documents "comes approximately 18 months after the launch of the (RBS) challenge and will allow the bureau to move forward with its investigation of alleged collusive conduct into the setting of Yen Libor...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
DALE TEMPEST: GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI'S GOT TO SUMMON UP FRIENDLY FIRE

DALE TEMPEST: GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI'S GOT TO SUMMON UP FRIENDLY FIRE

AS an ex-pro I can tell you that these end-of-season friendlies are not high on the priority list for top players. It's been a long and tough campaign for most and nearly all of them would rather be soaking up the sun on some foreign beach than...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
VICTOR CHANDLER: DAWN APPROACH LIKELY TO FADE OVER THE LONGER EPSOM TRIP

VICTOR CHANDLER: DAWN APPROACH LIKELY TO FADE OVER THE LONGER EPSOM TRIP

TWELVE colts will line up for today's Investec Derby led by the unbeaten Guineas winner Dawn Approach, whose sire New Approach won the same race back in 2008. The 5-4 favourite stays a mile and we think he'll stay 10 furlongs – but the mile and a half...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Could self-help books be the last word in healthy living?

Could self-help books be the last word in healthy living?

They've spawned a multi-million pound industry, but now self-help books are to be given a place alongside traditional medicine. Sarah Freeman reports. When the aptly named Samuel Smiles published the very first self-help book more than 150 years ago,...

 

Why neglect clean-coal technology but promote wind farms?

From: Ron Firth, Woodgarth Court, Campsall, Doncaster. JACK Blanchard refers to the Committee on Climate Change as an independent body set up by Whitehall to advise on low carbon issues (Yorkshire Post, May 25). The report goes on to say that it is...

 

Record choice shows lack of judgement

From: John Roberts, St John's Court, St John's, Wakefield. THE 2013 award for sheer crass insensitivity must surely go to the producers of the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show (May 24) for allowing the record Don’t Fear the Reaper by US band Blue Oyster...

 

Why can’t GPs work nights?

From: Dai Woosnam, Woodrow Park, Scartho, Grimsby. IF policemen, ambulance personnel and firefighters can all work night shifts and weekends, why cannot all the vastly higher-paid GPs? “Sense of vocation”? Pass the sickbag, Alice. One hard-working...

 

Bring back dog licence and stop the maulings

From: John Watson, Hutton Hill, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. ONCE again there has been a fatality because of a dog being out of control (Yorkshire Post, May 27). I can’t think of a much more frightening way to lose your life than that of being mauled by...

 

Peggy White

PEGGY White, a former Lord Mayor of Leeds who has died aged 86, was a formidable power in the regional Conservative Party and on Leeds City Council on which she represented Whinmoor. She was the city’s lord mayor in 1995/96. Alderman White was the...

 

Ronald Ayres

THE Rev Ronald Ayres, Baptist Minister at Normanton for over 30 years, directed amateur plays and sometimes performed in them, and gave readings of Shakespeare plays. That distinction aside, his ministry was marked by sensitivity and the quality of...

 
How Scotland celebrated the Queen’s coronation

How Scotland celebrated the Queen’s coronation

SIXTY years ago tomorrow, The Queen was crowned in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey. But how did Scotland celebrate Coronation Day? Anna Burnside goes back into The Scotsman archives to find out In a resolutely non-Royalist household in the...

 
New exhibition to reveal Scotch whisky history

New exhibition to reveal Scotch whisky history

THE history and heritage of Scotland's national drink will be revealed in a new exhibition which opens to the public today. Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass is in the main hall of the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and was created last year to mark the...

 

Book review: After Flodden by Rosemary Goring

ROSEMARY Goring, literary editor of the Herald newspapers and formerly of Scotland on Sunday, is mild and courteous in manner, and gentle of speech. After Flodden By Rosemary Goring Polygon, 329pp, £14.99 A St Andrews graduate, she has also worked as...

 

Book reviews: The Summits of Modern Man | The Attacking Ocean

Michael Kerrigan reviews the latest releases The Summits of Modern Man by Peter H Hansen (Harvard, £25.95) ***** A victory for civilised man over wild nature, a triumph of the individual will, Petrarch’s ascent of Mont Ventoux in 1336 has often been...

 

Lauren Beukes on time travel in The Shining Girls

THE day after I finished Lauren Beukes' startling novel The Shining Girls, I walked through central Edinburgh. It was one of those bright, brittle East Coast days – every outline sharp and clear, my eyes watering not only from staying up late to...

 


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