News archive from 5 April 2013

Queen honoured with Bafta award

The Queen has received an honorary Bafta in recognition of a lifetime's support of British film and television - and for being the most "memorable Bond girl yet". Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award during a glittering...

 

Queen honoured with Bafta award

The Queen has received an honorary Bafta in recognition of a lifetime's support of British film and television - and for being the most "memorable Bond girl yet". Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award during a glittering...

 

BOJ to pump $1.4 trillion into economy in unprecedented stimulus

New Governor Haruhiko Kuroda committed the BOJ to open-ended asset buying and said the monetary base would nearly double to 270 trillion yen (1.9 trillion pounds) by the end of 2014, a dose of shock therapy officials hope will end two decades of...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 

The Grand National that never was... 20 years on from false start fiasco that ruined Aintree showpiece

Standing on the starter's steps in his raincoat and distinctive bowler, Captain Keith Brown waved an unfurled red flag at the start of the Grand National That Never Was.The wet weather being blown across Aintree by a cold, brisk wind 20 years ago had...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
44 Scotland Street: La vie bédouine

44 Scotland Street: La vie bédouine

THE sixty-fifth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's new daily novel Stuart received the telephone call at the office. It came at an awkward time, in the middle of a meeting with his immediate superior. The two statisticians had been discussing how...

 

Big Brother winner backing the Union

A FORMER Big Brother winner has been tasked with persuading Scots islanders to stay in the UK, it was revealed yesterday. Cameron Stout, who won the reality TV competition ten years ago, will lead the Better Together campaign in Orkney. The...

 

Campaign to ‘bring back the whisky dram’ launched

THE organisers of one of Scotland's largest whisky festivals are launching a new campaign to bring back the term "dram" as a legal measure for the first time in 50 years. The traditional dram has been outlawed as a measure for Scotland’s...

 

Shell puts Australian refinery up for sale

ROYAL Dutch Shell has put its Geelong oil refinery in Australia up for sale as mounting competition from Asia and reduced margins hammer the country's crude processors. The refinery could be converted into an import terminal if no buyer is found, said...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

Queen honoured with Bafta award

The Queen has received an honorary Bafta in recognition of a lifetime's support of British film and television - and for being the most "memorable Bond girl yet". Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award during a glittering...

 
BP plans Aberdeen universities skills investment

BP plans Aberdeen universities skills investment

OIL giant BP is to invest almost a quarter of a million pounds over the next three years in a range of initiatives at Aberdeen's two universities to help address some of the North Sea oil and gas industry's skills shortages. The money is to be...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Learning
 
Church emerges from shadows to put spotlight on arts

Church emerges from shadows to put spotlight on arts

The iconic Holy Trinity Church in Leeds has reopened after a major investment and a little design intervention. Juliette Bains reports. FOR the first time in decades, Leeds’ Holy Trinity Church has stepped out from the shadow of city centre shops and...

 

Coal should still be taken seriously as a source of energy

From: R Wood, Huddersfield. YOUR Editorial (Yorkshire Post, March 28), saying coal should not be disregarded, makes the point well of coal’s importance to the energy fuel mix in the UK and why it should still be included and taken seriously. All the...

 

Human Rights Act should be abandoned

From: Keith Bagot, The Terrace, Honley, Holmfirth. Again Mr Abu Qatada has been in court and won his court case. Now yet again the Government’s lawyers are trying to build a case for appeal to deport this man to Jordan. I watched the television news...

 

Blame Defra not the Environment Agency...

From: JS Lomas, Sykehouse, Goole. I COMMEND Anne McIntosh for speaking out against the Government’s main rivers maintenance policy (Yorkshire Post, March 27). I have been an active internal drainage board member for 26 years and chaired the Dun...

 

Reopen an old railway station

From: Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon, Shipley. The proposal for 331 new homes on the former Clariant Works site in Calverley Lane, Horsforth (Yorkshire Post, March 28) has provoked objections from various sources. These include its impact on...

 


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