News archive from 2 June 2013

LUNCH WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND PAUL WALSH

LUNCH WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND PAUL WALSH

TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy faces a huge dilemma this summer over how to handle the Gareth Bale situation. Bale has enjoyed the season of his life. He has been absolutely ­phenomenal for my old side Spurs in a campaign that ended agonisingly for...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 
Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Some of the twins studied by the department of twin research at King's College, London. Photograph: King's College, London Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Andy Murray: The grass is always greenest

Andy Murray: The grass is always greenest

It is the climax of the clay court season: today the world's best players are sweating it out at Roland Garros in pursuit of the French Open title. It is one of the four most prestigious tournaments in the world and yet, really, it does not matter....

 
Peter Ross: Skateboarding a hard addiction to kick

Peter Ross: Skateboarding a hard addiction to kick

Skateboarding is an addiction, a life-saver and a revelation, but the denizens of Saughton's pleasure park have a better way to describe it... ‘SKATEBOARDING is awesome.” Three words. Uttered on a sultry Edinburgh day by Kerr McLachlan, 21 years old,...

 
Wine: ‘Life on Scottish islands puts resourcefulness into your DNA’

Wine: ‘Life on Scottish islands puts resourcefulness into your DNA’

ALMOST as though they were anticipating the five per cent drop in whisky sales in 2012, several high-profile and eye-catching initiatives have emerged in the industry recently. Highland Park has introduced its 15-year-old limited-edition Loki, while...

 
Restaurant review: The Dining Room, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh

Restaurant review: The Dining Room, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Edinburgh

Some people just never learn. It was a surprise how good the Dining Room at 28 Queen Street was the last time I went there, and the time before that and, now I think of it, the time before that. The Dining Room Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 28 Queen...

 
Tom Kitchin: Stuffed, boned and rolled chicken

Tom Kitchin: Stuffed, boned and rolled chicken

FOR those who follow this column, you will have hopefully found last week's guide to filleting fish inspiring. A chef or a cook who doesn't understand the produce they are working with will never achieve the same results as they would if they really...

 
Travel: Melfort House, near Oban

Travel: Melfort House, near Oban

I WAS beginning to get the feeling I was the only person around who hadn't been to Melfort House B&B. This three-bedroom guest house has played host to cabinet ministers and rock stars, turned away members of the Royal Family (due to being fully...

 
Travel: The Akamas peninsula, Cyprus

Travel: The Akamas peninsula, Cyprus

LIGHTNING bolts light up the night sky over Chrysochou Bay just before an enormous boom cracks what feels like right above our heads. It is our second night in Cyprus, and we’ve allowed our daughters Isla, six, and Evelyn, two, to stay up and watch...

 
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on his musical rebirth

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on his musical rebirth

JIMMY Cliff is getting to that point, 50 years into his career, when lifetime achievement awards are forthcoming. The singer, songwriter and actor holds the Order of Merit in his native Jamaica in recognition of his status as a global ambassador for...

 
CD reviews: Camera Obscura | Queens of the Stone Age

CD reviews: Camera Obscura | Queens of the Stone Age

As consummately cool a record as you will hear all summer, Desire Lines sees the Glasgow band effortlessly employ collective experience to produce their finest album. Camera Obscura: Desire Lines 4AD, £13.99 * * * * The four years since the...

 
Book review: The Professor Of Truth, James Robertson

Book review: The Professor Of Truth, James Robertson

Can novels dabble in real-life horrors sensitively? On the evidence of James Roberton's thriller, the answer is yes, says Hannah McGill The Professor Of Truth James Robertson Hamish Hamilton, £16.99 SHOULD novelists and other makers of fictions be...

 

Book review: Nirvana: A Tour Diary, Andy Bollen

KURT Cobain loved the Bay City Rollers and entertained secret hopes of one day visiting Bellshill and Airdrie. Nirvana: A Tour Diary Andy Bollen Metro, £7.99 These are the things you learn when you read Nirvana: A Tour Diary and converse with its...

 

Book review: The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

"A NOVEL was the rendering of an Affair: of one embroilment, one set of embarrassments, one human coil, one psychological progression," Ford Madox Ford once wrote. Claire Messud's The Woman Upstairs, the story of a woman's obsession with...

 
Book review: The Fun Parts, Sam Lipsyte

Book review: The Fun Parts, Sam Lipsyte

IT WOULD be a very welcome side-effect of Lydia Davis winning the International Man Booker Prize if it persuaded readers in Britain to explore the other, more esoteric avenues of contemporary American writing. The Fun Parts Sam Lipsyte Granta Books,...

 


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