News archive from 8 June 2013

TV bosses seek new Blandings pig

TV bosses are on the hunt for a new pig star after comedy series Blandings was given a second series by the BBC. The period comedy - based on the novels of PG Wodehouse - will be back for a further seven episodes early next year on BBC One. Timothy...

 

TV bosses seek new Blandings pig

TV bosses are on the hunt for a new pig star after comedy series Blandings was given a second series by the BBC. The period comedy - based on the novels of PG Wodehouse - will be back for a further seven episodes early next year on BBC One. Timothy...

 
MURRAY UPBEAT FOR QUEEN'S BID

MURRAY UPBEAT FOR QUEEN'S BID

Andy Murray is hoping his absence from the French Open could prove to be a blessing in disguise ahead of Wimbledon as he looks to make a winning return at Queen's Club next week. The world number two was forced to miss Roland Garros due to a back...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 

TV bosses seek new Blandings pig

TV bosses are on the hunt for a new pig star after comedy series Blandings was given a second series by the BBC. The period comedy - based on the novels of PG Wodehouse - will be back for a further seven episodes early next year on BBC One. Timothy...

 

Mob in Bolivian town buries alive suspected rapist

Townspeople wielding sticks and stones resisted police efforts to recover the body of 17-year-old Santos Ramos, who was thought to have raped and killed Leandra Arias, 35, leading Bolivian daily newspaper La Razon reported. Colquechaca lies in the...

 
Readers’ pictures of the week

Readers’ pictures of the week

A selection of pictures from around Scotland submitted by our readers this week. • Ian Gordon captured nesting swans at Tayport • Stewart Hardy shot Cramond Causeway at sunset just as a young boy was walking past, casting a welcome shadow over the...

 
Borders Book Festival celebrates tenth year in style

Borders Book Festival celebrates tenth year in style

DO you think you could stop telling me what great sessions Norman Davies, Willie Dalrymple and Allan Massie have done?" I was amazed. Walking down Melrose High Street in June 2004 to do the last session of the first Borders Book Festival, Melvyn...

 

Book reviews: God save the Kinks by Rob Jovanovic

IN THE foreword to his thoroughly researched biography of one of Britain's greatest bands, author Rob Jovanovic argues that, despite their lofty reputation, The Kinks remained curiously under-appreciated for much of their career. God Save The Kinks by...

 

Book review: Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman

ANYONE writing about Edmund Burke (1723-92) has to deal with the problem of his famous soubriquet, "the father of conservatism". Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet by Jesse Norman William Collins, 326pp, £20 It is not just that...

 

Book review: Every Promise by Andrea Bajani

EVERY Promise is a slow burner of a novel. I can imagine readers being irked and bored by the first pages, and giving up on the book. Every Promise by Andrea Bajani Maclehose, 219pp, £15.99 These pages, in which the narrator, Pietro, a young teacher...

 

Book review: Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller

REBECCA Miller cut her literary teeth focusing on women's lives, and some subversive women's lives, too. Her short story collection, Personal Velocity, featured women on the run, women who had suffered long-term abuse, women who choose ambition over...

 

Book review: The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey by Monty Don

SINCE Monty Don returned to Gardeners' World in 2011, it's been the only television programme all sensible people take care, in season, never to miss. He is simply the most likeable of all presenters - even without the assistance of his adorable...

 
Stephen McGinty: World War Z keeps zombies moving

Stephen McGinty: World War Z keeps zombies moving

BRAD Pitt's new film has ensured that even the new electronically-fired youths of today will take time to brood on how they can survive in a world infested by the undead, writes Stephen McGinty How does one prepare for the zombie apocalypse? Of the...

 

TV bosses seek new Blandings pig

TV bosses are on the hunt for a new pig star after comedy series Blandings was given a second series by the BBC. The period comedy - based on the novels of PG Wodehouse - will be back for a further seven episodes early next year on BBC One. Timothy...

 
Alf Young: Time to face up to bloody history of UK

Alf Young: Time to face up to bloody history of UK

MAU Mau victims are not the only ones to have suffered at the hands of the British, writes Alf Young, and Scots have also played their part William Hague’s admission, on Thursday, of the British government’s “sincere regret” for the torture of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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