News archive from 8 January 2017

Jamie O'Hara facing love triangle battle on Celebrity Big Brother

Footballers watching BBC One’s Match of the Day are often told by their peers about the value of playing in triangles – and diamond shapes. But over on Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5, former Wolves star Jamie O’Hara is facing stiff competition...

 

Fan column: Michael Parker on Burton Albion's January transfer window and a football miracle

Burton Albion fan Michael Parker is delighted with the signings Nigel Clough has brought to the Pirelli Stadium so far and thinks Albion have given themselves the best chance of avoiding the drop... Most Burton Albion fans will have been well pleased...

Burton Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

New film by Scots director to uncover Lockerbie ‘conspiracy’

One of Scotland’s leading filmmakers is to tackle the Lockerbie disaster, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald plans to lift the lid on the “unanswered conspiracy” behind Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity. It will chart events...

 

More than 1,000 Scots wait 60 days to start cancer treatment

More than 1,000 Scots waited longer than they should have for cancer treatment last year, new analysis by Labour suggests. A review of official data has shown that more than 1,200 patients waited longer than the SNP target of 62 days to begin...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Business leaders to warn SNP against holding indyref2 vote

Scotland’s Brexit minister Michael Russell will this week be warned against holding another independence referendum when he meets prominent business figures to discuss EU withdrawal. On Thursday he will meet representatives of Glasgow City Council,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

It's a red red letter day, says Lincoln City chairman Bob Dorrian

Lincoln City chairman Bob Dorrian has described the 2-2 draw against Ipswich as a red letter day for the club. After six years at the helm Dorrian admits he has faced dark days and suffered criticism from some supporters, but at last he says he has...

 
Eddie Jones to bring in 2003 World Cup winning coach to aid England's Six Nations hopes

Eddie Jones to bring in 2003 World Cup winning coach to aid England's Six Nations hopes

Jones is looking to add to his coaching staff before England open the defence of their Six Nations title against France next month. And he has got vision specialist Sherylle Calder who is currently working with Premier League Bournemouth in his...

 
Natalie Portman 'emotionally wrung out' after playing First Lady Jackie Kennedy

Natalie Portman 'emotionally wrung out' after playing First Lady Jackie Kennedy

Hollywood star Natalie Portman, who plays late First Lady Jackie Kennedy in a big-budget biopic that reaches UK cinemas on January 20, describes them as the “most harrowing” of her career.  They capture the moments immediately after the assassination...

 
La Traviata star Joyce El-Khoury: I have to be in good cardo-vascular shape

La Traviata star Joyce El-Khoury: I have to be in good cardo-vascular shape

I was immediately struck by the unusual range and richness of her voice and the strength of her performance as the early Christian martyr Pauline, whose fate was to be thrown to the lions at the Roman Coliseum. “It was a challenging four hours,”...

 
Theatre reviews: Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing

Theatre reviews: Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing

The latter has been newly identified as Shakespeare’s missing play, Love’s Labour’s Won. The identification may be dubious but the pairing is inspired.  Both plays centre on a pair of bantering lovers who use wit to hide their feelings. Both feature a...

 
Ryan Gosling on La la land: With one misstep the whole thing would be blown

Ryan Gosling on La la land: With one misstep the whole thing would be blown

When 31-year-old writer-director Damien Chazelle took his seat for the world premiere of La La Land at the Venice Film Festival last year he was a nervous wreck. The ambitious romance, a throwback to classic Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and 1940s,...

 
Dance review: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Dance review: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Or go to see ZooNation’s interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.  Yes, the steps are few and strictly Earthbound – not counting the spectacular acrobatics generously thrown in. But where hip hop is...

 
Trial and tribulation: Heart-wrenching book

Trial and tribulation: Heart-wrenching book

Little Deaths by Emma Flint (Picador, £12.99) It is a sweltering hot summer in Queens, New York, in 1965. It is the kind of place where everyone knows your business and the claustrophobic atmosphere is becoming more hostile for Ruth Malone, the source...

 
Fiction: The Ex by Jane Fallon

Fiction: The Ex by Jane Fallon

It was the jacket that did it. Chosen for practicality not style. Weatherproof with a hood in case it rained. A colour so nondescript she didn’t even know what to call it. Beige? Taupe? Sludge? In all her wildest dreams she never would have imagined...

 

Phone-call trial to ease fears of cancer survivors

Short follow-up phone calls to reduce fear of recurrence among breast cancer survivors could ease the strain on GPs and cancer nurses, researchers believe. Short follow-up phone calls to reduce fear of recurrence among breast cancer survivors could...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 


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