News archive from 7 April 2013

Gas storage bid to grow workers

Gas storage bid to grow workers

The firm behind a £600m project to store gas under the Lancashire countryside wants to recruit from a local university. Keith Budinger, chief executive of Halite Energy, has said it is talking with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) about...

 
Coronation Street veteran Gail ties the knot

Coronation Street veteran Gail ties the knot

CORONATION Street's Helen Worth tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in London yesterday. The bride, who plays Gail Platt in the long-running soap, arrived at the church just a few minutes late and greeted bystanders. Worth, 62, posed for...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Drug laws halt trials on magic mushrooms

A TRIAL that could lead to radical magic mushroom treatments for depression has been stalled because of "absurd" regulations restricting the use of illegal drugs in research, it is claimed. Study leader Professor David Nutt, controversially...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers

YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers

YouTubers Benjamin Cook (ninebrassmonkeys) with Lex Croucher (tyrannosauruslexxx), left, and Shirley B Eniang (shirleybeniang). Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer 1 NINEBRASSMONKEYS BENJAMIN COOK Stats 106,000 subscribers, 1.7m views Who is...

Guardian, 00:03 in Showbiz
 

Scottish ski resorts eye summer season

FORGET the beach barbecues. Scots could be heading to the slopes this June, with two of the country's ski resorts predicting there will still be snow on the ground at the height of summer. It’s grim news for those worn down by freezing temperatures,...

 

Comment: Borehole fossils may fill the gap

HOW our ancestors came out of the swamps and adapted to life on land some 360 million years ago is still poorly understood, despite what adverts for Irish Stout may suggest. We don’t know how lungs, ears and other adaptations for land evolved,...

 
Tian Tian tantrum as pandas’ mating time nears

Tian Tian tantrum as pandas’ mating time nears

The giant panda love affair appears to be heating up - after zoo bosses revealed female Tian Tian has "gone off her food" and "become a bit temperamental". Far from being a worry however, experts believe this indicates that she is...

 
New to nature No 101: Lanonia centralis

New to nature No 101: Lanonia centralis

Lanonia centralis: its unexpanded young leaves are prized by Vietnamese milliners. Photograph: courtesy Amdrew J Henderson Sampling across the 137 species of the palm genus reveals three geographic areas of high species diversity: the Sunda Shelf of...

 
Said & Done

Said & Done

Clockwise from top left: Victor Piturca, Paolo Di Canio, Arsenal de Sarandí versus riot police, plus Jack Warner. Photographs: EPA, Getty Images, Reuters He is risenJack Warner – identifying an Easter parallel after headlines linked him to the FBI's...

 
YouTube superstars: the generation taking on TV – and winning

YouTube superstars: the generation taking on TV – and winning

Seven of the top YouTube creators, from left to right: Lex Croucher (tyrannosauruslexxx), Klaire De Lys (KlaireDeLys), Benjamin Cook (ninebrassmonkeys), Christopher Bingham (slomozo), Hazel Hayes (chewing sand), Shirley B Eniang (shirleybeniang),...

Guardian, 00:10 in Showbiz
 
JJ Abrams: the man who boldly goes…

JJ Abrams: the man who boldly goes…

JJ Abrams is a man of great vision and imagination. Photograph: Stewart Cook/Stewart Cook / Rex Features Hollywood loves to categorise people. As every actor and director knows, it is all too easy to get pigeonholed on the back of a single successful...

Guardian, 00:10 in Showbiz
 
Nottingham fame academy behind success of BBC hit show The Village

Nottingham fame academy behind success of BBC hit show The Village

Bill Jones as Bert in The Village. Photograph: Brian Sweeney/BBC/Company Pictures/All3Media For years, pupils from well-known London stage schools have bagged many of the meatiest television roles for children. Now boys and girls from a low-key...

Guardian, 00:10 in Showbiz
 
Ian McCulloch's cultural highlights

Ian McCulloch's cultural highlights

Ian McCulloch: 'It's easy to understand why people consider classical to be a higher form of music.' Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Best known as the frontman of post-punk rockers Echo & the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch was born and...

Guardian, 00:10 in Showbiz
 
Anonymous Art gallery to sell art with no name

Anonymous Art gallery to sell art with no name

YOU might end up with your very own Jack Vettriano, or even a John Bellany. Just don't expect a signature. A new online art gallery based in Edinburgh is selling original artworks by a range of Scottish artists – anonymously. The pieces, which have...

 
Michael Smith on his Great British Menu win

Michael Smith on his Great British Menu win

YOU'D think there would be a ready supply of goats nibbling away on the heather in the foothills of the Cuillins on Skye, along with the red deer, the juicy scallops, crab, lobster, the heather-reared lamb, the local herbs and luscious raspberries...

 


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