News archive from 3 April 2013

Radar weekly: The latest from the Scottish music scene

Radar weekly: The latest from the Scottish music scene

IN THIS week's new music digest: Quickbeam reveal debut album plans, festival updates from Comlongon Rocks, The Insider and A Quiet Night In, new music from Nevada Base, Father Sculptor and S-Type, plus this week's gig picks. Quickbeam album...

 
44 Scotland Street: Materialism, belief, etcetera

44 Scotland Street: Materialism, belief, etcetera

The sixty-third installment of Alexander McCall Smith's daily novel 44 Scotland Street: Materialism, belief, etcetera Volume 9 Episode 63 While Antonia made her way off to George IV Bridge to pursue her research in the National Library, Angus helped...

 
Images of Scotland: Glen Rosa

Images of Scotland: Glen Rosa

This weather might be bad for one's extremities but it does make for interesting photographs, such as this one of Glen Rosa with Cir Mhor in the background, taken by John Dewar View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture...

 
Capercaillie confirmed for Tiree Music Festival

Capercaillie confirmed for Tiree Music Festival

GAELIC supergroup Capercaillie have been confirmed for an award-winning musical festival on a Hebridean island dubbed the "Hawaii of the North." The long-running band, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, will be topping the...

 

Signed poem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to go on sale

HE IS better known for Sherlock Holmes than his poetry, but a signed manuscript of a patriotic poem by Scots author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is going on sale. The rare document, written in 1915 and entitled Ypres, is estimated to fetch up to £8,000 when...

 
Architects RMJM sold for £11m to investment firm

Architects RMJM sold for £11m to investment firm

THE beleaguered architectural practice RMJM, which finally slid into receivership six months ago following years of financial trouble, is to be bought out by an investment firm. Edinburgh-based RMJM Architecture, the registered company that bought...

 
Historian clears clouds over spying and shot-down bomber

Historian clears clouds over spying and shot-down bomber

It was one of the mysteries of the Cold War, but now Steven Taylor reports on the new evidence which may put an East Yorkshire air base in the clear. FOR 60 years it has remained one of the Cold War’s most mysterious incidents, which plunged...

 
Osborne defends welfare reform in face of attacks

Osborne defends welfare reform in face of attacks

GEORGE Osborne yesterday attacked critics of the UK government's welfare reform claiming they were talking "ill-informed rubbish" as he defended his controversial policies. The Chancellor said the welfare system was “fundamentally broken”...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Dread over plans to privatise search and rescue service

From: Keith Bagot, The Terrace, Honley, Holmfirth. I READ with dread (Yorkshire Post, March 27) that the Government is to privatise the RAF and Royal Navy search and rescue services. These men are so highly trained, and yes the Sea King helicopters...

 
HIV self-testing could stem spread of virus

HIV self-testing could stem spread of virus

SELF-testing for HIV could help stem the global epidemic, experts have claimed. Half of HIV sufferers are unaware they have the virus, and a further 2.5 million become infected each year. However, screenings, while effective, are not always taken up...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Infection prevention methods are not fail safe

Hospital patients continue to transmit infections between each other despite strict control measures, new research suggests. Using DNA tracking of an outbreak among cystic fibrosis patients at a treatment centre in Britain, experts identified frequent...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Those who are playing God with our climate

From: Jacqui Butterworth, Lady Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield. WHAT is going on with the weather? Our weather has become extreme and unpredictable leading many to cite prophecies of the end of time as an explanation. But are these weather events natural,...

 

Bundle Qatada on next aircraft

From: John Rookes, Rotherham. I SEE that the Abu Qatada 
circus rumbles on and on, once again the Government is humiliated by human rights lawyers and judges in the face of public opinion (Yorkshire Post, March 28). Who appoints these judges? Qatada...

 

Name-change fee by airline was a rip off

From: MEH Brown, Main Street, Thorganby, York. THE huge advertisement poster at Leeds Bradford Airport by Jet 2.com states flights from £22. I recently made a reservation for my wife and I to fly to Alicante. We flew out on a Monday and back on a...

 
Kelvingrove nominated for UK best museum award

Kelvingrove nominated for UK best museum award

ONE of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions is in the running to be named the UK's best museum. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, in Glasgow, has been named as a finalist for the annual Art Fund Prize. It will be competing with the likes of...

 


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