News archive from 8 February 2013

HULK HOGAN'S RUN

HULK HOGAN'S RUN

THE legendary Hulk Hogan says it is now or never for TNA Impact Wrestling in their quest to become a monster in the business. Sitting down with the most famous man in the history of pro wrestling is a privilege, and it's a terrifi c gesture that he...

Daily Star, 00:00 in Sport
 
Forging ahead: David Leddy’s on new show Long Live The Little Knife

Forging ahead: David Leddy’s on new show Long Live The Little Knife

David Leddy's new show harks back to his earlier, funnier work, but he's still exploring weighty topics like laissez-faire economics. By Susan Mansfield DAVID Leddy’s eyes are as playful as a cat’s. “You and I both know, if I say something to you in...

 
Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Bruntsfield noir

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Bruntsfield noir

The twenty-fifth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's daily novel, only in The Scotsman Volume 9, Episode 25 Bruntsfield Noir Angus Lordie had left plenty of time for him to walk to his appointment in the out-patients department of the Royal...

 
Images of Scotland: William Lamb’s Minesweeper, Montrose

Images of Scotland: William Lamb’s Minesweeper, Montrose

Hector Christie took this picture of William Lamb's Minesweeper and guest on the seafront at Montrose View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman email readersgallery@scotsman.com

 
Fears electric car charging posts will go unused

Fears electric car charging posts will go unused

A SCOTTISH Government consultant has conceded he does not expect people to use electric car charging points being installed at as many as 24 new locations across the Capital. A partnership led by Edinburgh City Council has been granted £120,000 from...

 

I wasn't sure about Carra at first. In training, we all wanted to face him... but he's turned into a great...

Jamie Carragher is a great friend of mine, we played together on his Liverpool debut, but I upset him one day and he came to tell me. One of his great strengths is that he has always believed he would be a top player. But I had been less than...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Russia: Clock ticking on Dmitry Medvedev’s career

Russia: Clock ticking on Dmitry Medvedev’s career

AT WHAT time the sun comes up has again become a matter of fierce debate in Russia - and one that may reflect the sinking stature of prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. Mr Medvedev declared yesterday that he had no immediate intention of reversing his...

 

Zambian bus crash leaves at least 53 people dead

A BUS operated by Zambia's postal service carrying passengers toward its capital Lusaka smashed into a lorry and another car yesterday, killing at least 53 people. The crash happened near the town of Chifamba, about 60 miles north of Lusaka. Images...

 

Feel free to criticise Communist Party, says Xi

China's new leader has said the ruling Communist Party should tolerate "sharp" outside criticism, in comments that signal a potential departure from its iron grip on all aspects of Chinese life. State media said general secretary Xi Jinping...

 

‘End of USSR’ paper missing

Former Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich has claimed a historic 1991 document that proclaimed the death of the Soviet Union is missing from the archives. He discovered it was gone while working on his memoirs. He believes it has been stolen,...

 

Three killed as sacked policeman declares war on former colleagues

A MANHUNT was under way last night for a former Los Angeles police officer who has threatened "warfare" on ex-colleagues after two weekend killings and a shooting on Wednesday that left one officer dead and another critically wounded....

 
Vladimir Putin ridicules then sacks Olympic official

Vladimir Putin ridicules then sacks Olympic official

PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has fired a top Russian Olympic official after publicly ridiculing him on a visit to half-finished sports complexes planned for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, a project dogged by reports of corruption and construction...

 
Life science firms will use £169m drugs project as a ‘springboard’

Life science firms will use £169m drugs project as a ‘springboard’

SCOTLAND'S life sciences industry has secured a share of a £169 million European Union drug research programme, which could trigger a wave of further investment across the sector. Glenn Crocker, whose BioCity Group teamed up with Dundee University to...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
HMV suffers wipe-out in capital as administrator culls stores

HMV suffers wipe-out in capital as administrator culls stores

MORE than half of Scotland's 
remaining HMV stores will close within the next two months as part of a UK-wide cull that 
administrators hope will secure a rescue deal for the stricken music retailer. Administrator Deloitte...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Fears of triple-dip fade as manufacturing gears up

Fears of triple-dip fade as manufacturing gears up

OUTPUT from Britain's manufacturing sector grew at twice the rate economists had expected in December, raising hopes that the UK may avoid a triple-dip recession in the spring. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) yesterday showed...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 


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