News archive from 4 May 2013

The idea that governing bodies are serious about exposing drug cheats is a myth... the cover-up makes my...

The war against drugs in sport is never-ending and the stakes are higher than ever. Unfortunately many of the participants are, too.The idea that governing bodies in charge of the games people play are genuinely serious about exposing...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Wiggins primed for 'biggest challenge yet' as he begins quest for historic Giro d'Italia

Sir Bradley Wiggins will begin his "biggest challenge yet' in Naples on Saturday as he attempts to become the first British cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia.There were moments in recent weeks when he wondered why he decided to follow his...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

We were first in line! Fergie claims he put the call in for Bale at Saints, but never got one back...

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United were first in the queue to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton but were let down by officials at St Mary' s Stadium.The Old Trafford boss had no qualms about Bale being a double player of the year...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

£285 cream that claims to reverse baldness by waking up dormant follicles on the scalp

It is a problem that has left many men the subject of jokes and caused upset for women.But now those suffering from hair loss and baldness could finally have an answer to their prayers - without resorting to a comb-over, toupee or hair transplant. A...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

VIDEO: Air ambulance called to Buxton Pavilion Gardens after man fell in pond.

Police joined the ambulance service when a man fell in the pond at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens. Officers were called to the scene at 2.40pm today where they found ambulance workers tending to a man who had injured himself after tripping. The air...

 
Reese Witherspoon pays fine for disorderly conduct

Reese Witherspoon pays fine for disorderly conduct

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge and paid a $100 (£64) fine after her arrest last month. She was detained after arguing with a policeman who was giving her talent agent husband a sobriety...

BBC, 00:04 in Art & Culture
 
John Swinney ‘unjustly slurred’ tax chiefs - claim

John Swinney ‘unjustly slurred’ tax chiefs - claim

JOHN Swinney has been dragged into a row with tax chiefs amid claims he "unjustly slurred" them over SNP plans to keep council tax benefit in Scotland. The national body representing the country’s valuation appeals committees (VACs) has now...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Alf Young: Borderline case a cause for concern

Alf Young: Borderline case a cause for concern

ON THE day in February 1981 they announced the Linwood car factory was to close with the loss of 4,800 jobs, I was sitting outside the plant in a Radio Clyde radio car. A rookie journalist of less than two years standing, I was on a mission that was...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Gerry Hassan: Argument to deliver some detail for a change

Gerry Hassan: Argument to deliver some detail for a change

IT HAS been another fast-moving week in Scotland's constitutional conversation - even leaving the comedy controversies aside. There was Dennis Canavan, chair of Yes Scotland, distancing himself from SNP policy in suggesting Scotland should have its...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
How music could hold the key for managing memory loss

How music could hold the key for managing memory loss

As the number of dementia sufferers soars, Grace Hammond reports on a musical way of dealing with the condition. Margaret Torrance often plays the piano for a rapt audience, reeling off one note-perfect tune after another without so much as a glance...

 
Weather gives John Lewis and Waitrose a sales lift

Weather gives John Lewis and Waitrose a sales lift

WARMER weather has given sales at John Lewis a boost, with its Glasgow store enjoying the strongest growth last week. The employee-owned firm, which also owns upmarket grocer Waitrose, said the long-awaited sunshine encouraged customers to splash out...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

Thatcher had to take on the forces of reaction and win

From: Gordon Lawrence, Stumperlowe View, Sheffield. THE Margaret Thatcher debate rumbles on. From the harsh invective of Parliamentarians like Glenda Jackson, the ritual hatred displayed in the Goldthorpe celebrations, and the tirades of George...

 
Economy: US jobs figures contrast with Europe

Economy: US jobs figures contrast with Europe

IMPROVEMENTS in the US jobs market have highlighted a sharp contrast in economic conditions on either side of the Atlantic. While official figures from the US labour department showed job creation was stronger than expected in April, the European...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 

No democracy while we have monarchy

From: Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington. BRITONS reject true democracy for the sake of having a monarchical head of state – even though their cousins across the Atlantic have the kind of democratic rights all rational people crave for. But...

 
High margins keep Adidas profits on track

High margins keep Adidas profits on track

DEMAND for technical items such as advanced running shoes helped sporting giant Adidas grow profits in the first quarter despite the lack of big events like the London Olympics to feed the fitness bug. The German group enjoyed its highest-ever gross...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 


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