News archive from 6 January 2013

Patients waiting for 12 hours in Scotland’s A&E crisis

Patients waiting for 12 hours in Scotland’s A&E crisis

HOSPITALS are suffering a major winter crisis with patients having to spend up to 12 hours on trolleys before being properly treated, senior doctors have warned. Consultants have told Scotland on Sunday that accident and emergency units are facing...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
Michael Matheson: Working to improve the prognosis for nation’s health

Michael Matheson: Working to improve the prognosis for nation’s health

REDUCING health inequalities - closing the health gap between the richest and poorest people - is one of Scotland's greatest challenges. Inequality wastes human potential, and reducing the health gap will lead to less pressure on public ­finances and...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
Patients face ‘unacceptable’ delays for cancer treatment

Patients face ‘unacceptable’ delays for cancer treatment

LOTHIAN patients who have been diagnosed with cancer are facing stressful and unacceptable delays in receiving their lifesaving treatment, it can be revealed. New figures have shown that between July and September, almost ten per cent of 520 people in...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 

Peter Ross: Monte Carlo or bust

From Glasgow to Monaco, the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique is a test of endurance over speed, with the focus more on getting to the end in one piece than winning WE are driving, Ralph Forbes and I, through the countryside around ­Galashiels, roaring...

 
Lazio president defends club after fans racially abuse Cagliari player

Lazio president defends club after fans racially abuse Cagliari player

Cagliari's Victor Ibarbo (right) was the target of racist chants from a section of Lazio fans. Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP The Lazio president, Claudio Lotito, has again denied his club has a serious problem with racism after more abusive chanting...

 
The Second World War's last heroes bow out, but its shadow lingers

The Second World War's last heroes bow out, but its shadow lingers

Former British prisoner of war Alfie Fripp, who died last week, at the Stalag Luft III camp in Zagan, Poland Photograph: Ministry Of Defence/PA During this holiday season, some old soldiers have been fading away. First, there was the death of David...

 
Motors: BMW 640d takes your breath away

Motors: BMW 640d takes your breath away

MY COUSIN and her husband and her daughter and husband drive Audis. They have three between them. I went to see them in BMW’s new 6-­series coupé, the 640d. There was Ingolstadt-infused bravado about the merits of their Audis, vis a vis a BMW, but...

 
13 things to do in 2013

13 things to do in 2013

WITH an exciting year ahead of new theatre, music, TV, film, festivals, book launches and art exhibitions, make a date with Scotland on Sunday's experts, who have chosen the 13 most significant events to watch out for over the next 12 months Lessons...

 
Album review: Everything Everything - Arc

Album review: Everything Everything - Arc

As befits two budding pop professors, these Salford University graduates make music to be savoured for its structure rather than its emotional power. Everything Everything Arc Sony, £12.99 Star rating: * * * Singer Jonathan Higgs’ studied tones...

 
Drinking pushed band to brink, says Biffy Clyro star

Drinking pushed band to brink, says Biffy Clyro star

Biffy Clyro star Ben Johnston has told how his problem with alcohol nearly led to the break up of the platinum-selling Scottish rock band. The drummer said he was forced to ­tackle his problem and attend Alcoholics Anonymous after he began downing...

 

Biffy Clyro: School friends who went platinum

BIFFY Clyro was formed in Kilmarnock in 1995 by

 

Album reviews: Broadcast | Pere Ubu | Southern Tenant Folk Union | Folk | Jazz

OUR music critics review the rest of this week's album releases POP Broadcast Berberian Sound Studio Original Soundtrack Warp, £12.99 Star rating: * * * The companion piece to one of the most highly regarded films of 2012, this was Trish Keenan’s last...

 
Library of Scotland plans digital record of motivation author Samuel Smiles

Library of Scotland plans digital record of motivation author Samuel Smiles

HE WAS the original self-help guru whose attempts to motivate his fellow men and improve their lives have been largely forgotten. Now the legacy of influential 19th-century author Samuel Smiles is to be commemorated in a landmark project by the...

 
Book review: Britain’s Last Frontier: A Journey Along The Highland Line by Alistair Moffat

Book review: Britain’s Last Frontier: A Journey Along The Highland Line by Alistair Moffat

ONE sunny spring morning in 1964, the young Alistair Moffat boarded the train at Kelso and headed north on a school trip. The journey took him across an invisible frontier and deep into a country which he was seeing for the first time. Britain’s Last...

 

Book review: Tenth Of December, by George Saunders

FOR a generation, the style of Raymond Carver - famously dubbed "dirty realist" by Bill Buford in an influential edition of Granta magazine - has been the predominant key of American (and sometimes British) short stories. Tenth Of December...

 


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