News archive from 7 September 2014

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

Family values: could our environment and behaviour affect not only our children but our grandchildren? Scientists claim that recent research on mice suggests they might. Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy As with so much in science, this story owes a lot to...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
The week in nipples

The week in nipples

Following in Marie Antoinette's footsteps… new champagne coupe shaped like Kate Moss's left breast. Nipples have had quite a week. News outlets worldwide have reported the mass leak of celebrity nipples after hackers stole intimate photos from famous...

 
On my radar: Hayden Thorpe's cultural highlights

On my radar: Hayden Thorpe's cultural highlights

Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts: 'More and more in my own sphere of work, online has become the real battleground.' Photograph: Karen Robinson Hayden Thorpe is the singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band Wild Beasts. Growing up in Kendal, Cumbria,...

 

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao: 'I was so nervous to play again after my injury... but now I feel...

He is one of the Gaal-acticos now, a constellation of stars Manchester United’s manager must align to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. But there have been times in the past eight months when Radamel Falcao feared he might never play at the...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

England losing to Switzerland would be a disaster... and I have major concerns after the way we wilted...

After a desperately disappointing World Cup, I am intrigued to see how Roy Hodgson’s England team cope with competitive football again against Switzerland on Monday. In the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, they are the one side of substance in England’s...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Juan Mata to be sold in January as Louis van Gaal moves for Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels while Cristiano...

Manchester United’s lavish spending has not finished.  In January another £50million has been allocated to sign more players in the wake of this summer’s £150m-plus spending spree which culminated in the signing of Radamel Falcao. Arturo Vidal, Mats...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
Personal finance: Women face biggest pensions risk

Personal finance: Women face biggest pensions risk

RADICAL reforms giving people more freedom with their pension savings risk leaving women at a financial disadvantage at retirement, new research suggests. With less than eight months to go before the government’s pensions shake-up takes effect, there...

 
Yes vote fears takes toll on financial markets

Yes vote fears takes toll on financial markets

IT'S long been apparent to anyone north of the Border that the vote on 18 September will be close. In the City and in Canary Wharf, however, complacency has prevailed whenever the subject of independence has been raised. For those in the UK’s...

 
Monetary union for Scotland? Just look at the eurozone

Monetary union for Scotland? Just look at the eurozone

Alex Salmond visiting a shipyard in Port Glasgow last month. The Scottish first minister wants to throw away the political union that would make his economic plan work. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Have I got this right? The world is...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Wetherspoon chief executive

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Wetherspoon chief executive

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon: newly anointed 'superbeero'. Photograph: Martin Godwin Tim Martin, the founder of the pub chain JD Wetherspoon, is not everybody's tankard of ale. The mullet-haired publican has a knack of winding certain people up – so...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Fuels rush in as energy blackout threat prompts action from National Grid

Fuels rush in as energy blackout threat prompts action from National Grid

Click to see the cartoon at full size. One of the new niche areas for investment in the energy sector is – no, not solar arrays, wind farms or anaerobic digestion plants, but diesel generation parks. It is one of the ironies of the current...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Automated lockers and self-service kiosks rule as Post Office hits digital age

Automated lockers and self-service kiosks rule as Post Office hits digital age

A revamped Post Office branch in London. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Observer The Post Office is to take on rivals including Argos, National Rail and Transport for London in the race to attract click-and-collect shoppers as the 350-year-old...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Standard Life to strengthen position in India

Standard Life to strengthen position in India

STANDARD Life is expected to use some of the financial firepower it has gained from the £2.2 billion sale of its Canadian operations to boost its presence in the Indian market. The Edinburgh-based firm, which last week said investors were in line for...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Scott Reid: Dilemma makes rate rise a hard sell

Scott Reid: Dilemma makes rate rise a hard sell

BANK of England governors are rare species at Trades Union Congress annual conferences. So it will be interesting to see what sort of reaction the present incumbent receives when he addresses the faithful on Tuesday in Liverpool. Mark Carney, and his...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 
Comment: Yes may be mayhem, close No may be worse

Comment: Yes may be mayhem, close No may be worse

AMID all the uncertainties that business in Scotland has faced, none is greater than the independence referendum vote now less than two weeks away. The working assumption over this intense and protracted campaign is that there will be a No vote and...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Business
 


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