News archive from 1 November 2014

The Write Stuff: Emma - A Modern Retelling

The Write Stuff: Emma - A Modern Retelling

REGULAR readers of The Scotsman - in which all nine of his 44 Scotland Street novels have been serialised before publication - don't need any reminder of Alexander McCall Smith's prolific talents as a novelist. He is something of a serial serial...

 
George Osborne ‘set for pension tax windfall’

George Osborne ‘set for pension tax windfall’

SAVERS cashing in under new rules may pay a heavy price, experts tell Jeff Salway. Confusion over tax charges could leave savers high and dry in retirement if they take advantage of new rules allowing them to cash in their entire pension pot. Experts...

 
Openshaw shooting murder: Victim believed to be employee of Manchester Food Traders

Openshaw shooting murder: Victim believed to be employee of Manchester Food Traders

A murder investigation is under way after a factory worker was shot dead. The 35-year-old victim was found collapsed with gunshot injuries near to Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street in Openshaw. He is believed to work at the plant, a frozen food...

 
Twitter row breaks out after customer is told she 'sounds sexy' by staff at butchers

Twitter row breaks out after customer is told she 'sounds sexy' by staff at butchers

A Twitter row erupted after a food blogger claimed she called a butchers to order some meat before being told by a member of staff she sounded ‘sexy’. Anna Tully says that when she called WH Frost Butchers in Chorlton and said her name, a staff member...

 
Russia and Ukraine clinch gas deal despite rivalry

Russia and Ukraine clinch gas deal despite rivalry

Moscow and Kiev have agreed a deal that will guarantee Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter - despite their intense ongoing rivalry and fighting in eastern parts of the country. Russia gas export monopoly Gazprom yesterday said...

 
President of Burkina Faso steps down amid upheaval

President of Burkina Faso steps down amid upheaval

BURKINA Faso's president, Blaise Compaore, resigned

 
Talking Horses: best bets for Saturday’s racing

Talking Horses: best bets for Saturday’s racing

Jonjo O’Neill can take a step towards a possible first trainers’ title when he fields Taquin Du Seuil (3.15) in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby. The race, which signals the start of ‘proper’ jump racing for many fans of the winter game, features a...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Gillian Drakeford: ‘Getting a Pax wardrobe home is not the easiest thing’

Gillian Drakeford: ‘Getting a Pax wardrobe home is not the easiest thing’

It’s perhaps a weekend chore strictly for masochists, but more Britons than ever before are digging out their Allen keys and inner resolve to tackle Billy bookcases and Pax wardrobes. Last year Ikea rang up record UK sales as a generation of renters...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Formula One facing crisis as teams threaten to boycott US Grand Prix

Formula One facing crisis as teams threaten to boycott US Grand Prix

Formula One is faces a potential walkout from Lotus, Force India and Sauber which would leave Sunday’s US Grand Prix in ruins. With the sport already reeling from the collapse of Caterham and Marussia in the past week, the latest twist in events has...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 

Nasa spots ghostly glow of dead galaxies: Remnants of huge structures being torn apart by gravity seen 4bn...

Nasa has spotted the ghostly glow of ancient galaxies that were ripped apart by gravity. The event happened four billion light-years away inside an immense collection of 500 other galaxies. And the remarkable data suggests as many as six such...

 

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Theresa May needs ‘non establishment’ chair for child abuse inquiry

Theresa May needs ‘non establishment’ chair for child abuse inquiry

When Theresa May, the home secretary, stands up in the Commons on Monday to tell MPs what she intends to do about the child abuse inquiry in the wake of Fiona Woolf’s resignation she will face an almost impossible task. The loss of Woolf after the...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 
Pumpkin tributes light the way for brothers

Pumpkin tributes light the way for brothers

THE distraught mother of two young boys killed by a horrific house fire says they were murdered by their father out of spite. Heartbroken Claire Sykes is arranging a joint funeral for sons Paul, nine, and Jack, 12, but not for her estranged husband...

 
Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore sculptures up for sale

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall’s Henry Moore sculptures up for sale

It was an unlikely friendship - one an Oscar-winning actress from New York and the other a Castleford-born artist 26 years her senior. But Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall’s bond with sculptor Henry Moore was one she greatly treasured and led to her...

 


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