News archive from 5 May 2013

Scottish independence: Battle over family finance

Scottish independence: Battle over family finance

THE UK government is planning a "relentless" offensive on the impact that Scottish independence will have on household finances as the marathon campaign marks 500 days to go until the referendum. Scotland on Sunday understands that the UK...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Local elections: Cameron urged to cut Etonian links

Local elections: Cameron urged to cut Etonian links

PRIME Minister David Cameron has been urged to ditch his Etonian advisers and honour his pledge to hold a referendum on EU membership to counter the appeal of the UK Independence Party in the aftermath of council elections in England. The...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape

Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape

NIGEL Evans, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The 55-year-old Conservative MP was questioned about alleged attacks on two men between July 2009 and March this year, police...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Douglas Alexander: Together we have best of both worlds

Douglas Alexander: Together we have best of both worlds

IN JUST 500 days, Scotland faces a choice which will shape our nation and our families' future for generations to come. It will be the most important decision we will make in our lifetimes and our fellow citizens deserve a debate worthy of this...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Andrew Wilson: Destructive personal abuse has no place in decent political debate

Andrew Wilson: Destructive personal abuse has no place in decent political debate

DOUGLAS Alexander, in my estimation, is one of the most talented, thoughtful and capable politicians of his generation. He has a devotion to public service that is proper and deep. His work rate is remarkable. He could be a very ­eff­ective leader of...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Peter Kellner: Supporters of devo-max hold the key

Peter Kellner: Supporters of devo-max hold the key

HERE'S the conundrum facing both sides in the coming referendum. Most Scottish voters want more say in how the country is run, but they fear a rupture between Holyrood and Westminister. Alex Salmond's task is to quell the fears of separation; Alistair...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Dennis Canavan: Only way to escape austerity that punishes the poor

Dennis Canavan: Only way to escape austerity that punishes the poor

I RECENTLY came across a Labour Party leaflet from the 1979 general election campaign. It began: “This election will determine the kind of society we have for many years to come. Do we want a greedy, grasping rat-race where only the strongest survive...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: SNP’s distancing ploy won’t look so clever come pocket money time

Euan McColm: SNP’s distancing ploy won’t look so clever come pocket money time

ONE thing is absolutely certain: the rise of the UK Independence Party in local elections in England and a smidgeon of Wales proves something. It gives us all the evidence we need. And the really good news is that, so far, the something it proves can...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Bandits lose at home again

Bandits lose at home again

Berwick Bandits 44, Workington Comets 46: Berwick's disappointing start to the season continued when they were beaten by Workington in a last-gasp finish at Shielfield on Saturday. The Bandits led for most of this match, being eight points up at one...

 
Independence: ‘Voters want clarity on big issues’

Independence: ‘Voters want clarity on big issues’

VOTERS want more certainty about how the big issues will be handled by both sides before the independence referendum and want the Scottish and UK governments to hold talks before next year's poll, according to data published today. A total of 67 per...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Photographer Rankin on death, and his new show

Photographer Rankin on death, and his new show

HIS parents' deaths made celebrity photographer Rankin acutely aware of his own mortality. Now his latest project is turning the focus on others who are facing death. It’s hard not to have preconceptions about people sometimes. You hear rumours and...

 
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch on Star Trek

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch on Star Trek

FROM playing a modern-day Sherlock Holmes to the villain of the new Star Trek movie, Benedict Cumberbatch isn't afraid to boldly go where few have gone before. It’s close to midnight, and in a North London house two children snooze peacefully in bed...

 
Stockholm’s Abba museum is thankful for the music

Stockholm’s Abba museum is thankful for the music

As a shrine to pop's cheesiest foursome opens in Stockholm, Emma Cowing explains why Abba's songs will never be history IT WAS only a matter of time. There’s been Abba the Movie. Abba the musical. Abba the seven-inch novelty wall clock (Benny’s at...

 
Tom Kitchin: Rhubarb Crumble Tarts | Blood Orange Jelly

Tom Kitchin: Rhubarb Crumble Tarts | Blood Orange Jelly

SPRING is a wonderful time to make the most of the many colours the season brings to the plate. Lighter, brighter dishes are called for, and desserts are no exception. Using colourful ingredients in your desserts at this time of year helps create not...

 
Restaurant review: Pig’halle, Perth

Restaurant review: Pig’halle, Perth

I AM not one of those people who gets obsessed about their diet, but when I was feeling mildly under the weather the other day a restaurateur friend told me that it was down to a conflict between my blood group and my eating habits. Pig’halle South...

 


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