News archive from 8 December 2013

Susan Boyle: my relief at discovering that I have Asperger's

Susan Boyle: my relief at discovering that I have Asperger's

Susan Boyle hopes her diagnosis that she has Asperger’s syndrome will lead to people showing greater empathy and understanding towards her and her condition. Photograph: IBL/Rex Features Throughout her life, Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Musharaf Asghar: 'Mum asked me: how will you manage on TV?'

Musharaf Asghar: 'Mum asked me: how will you manage on TV?'

Musharaf Asghar: '"My teachers are amazing." Photograph: Gary Calton Did anyone stay dry-eyed watching the final episode of Educating Yorkshire, the fly-on-the-wall show about Thornhill Community Academy, a comprehensive in Dewsbury? It made...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Ruby Tandoh: 'I would never usually cry over a cake at home'

Ruby Tandoh: 'I would never usually cry over a cake at home'

Great British Bake-Off star Ruby Tandoh photographed at home in north London: 'I'm definitely more self-confident now.' Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Ruby Tandoh, finalist in The Great British Bake Off this year, lives in a student house...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Charlotte Green: 'The football results have their own cadences and rhythms'

Charlotte Green: 'The football results have their own cadences and rhythms'

Charlotte Green: 'I get the giggles very easily.' Photograph: Katherine Rose for the Observer I meet Charlotte Green at the Heights, a restaurant on the 15th floor of St George's Hotel in central London, and at the height of her career. We are right...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Olivia Colman: 'At the Bafta dinner, I said to my husband: Can we go home? I want a cup of tea'

Olivia Colman: 'At the Bafta dinner, I said to my husband: Can we go home? I want a cup of tea'

Olivia Colman photographed in London by Pal Hansen for the Observer. Beg Olivia Colman to name the highlight of her (amazing) year and she's instantly in a muddle. "When did I get my awards?" she asks me, eyes wide. This isn't false modesty....

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
Richard Madden: 'You get a lot of terrified actors tearing through the script, going, Do I die?'

Richard Madden: 'You get a lot of terrified actors tearing through the script, going, Do I die?'

Richard Madden photographed at the Prince of Wales pub in Primrose Hill, London. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer "I didn't sleep properly last night," says Richard Madden, drinking a pint at his local. "I'm thinking it's...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 
On my radar: Edgar Wright's cultural highlights

On my radar: Edgar Wright's cultural highlights

Edgar Wright: 'I've been watching a lot of comedy this year.' Photograph: WireImage Writer and director Edgar Wright first joined forces with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes and Nira Park to create C4's cult sitcom Spaced in 1999. Continuing the...

Guardian, 00:09 in Showbiz
 

Vast freshwater reserves discovered under the ocean floor which could supply future generations

70 View comments Vast freshwater reserves have been discovered under the ocean floor which scientists believe could sustain future generations. Australian researchers claim to have found 500,000 cubic kilometres (120,000 cubic miles) of freshwater...

 

Celtic launch investigation after 'appalling' actions from fans at Fir Park as flares and torn off seats...

31 View comments Celtic have launched an investigation into the vandalism that blighted their 5-0 victory over Motherwell on Friday night as the SPFL prepare to act on another night of shame. Smoke bombs were let off, flares thrown, fireworks lit and...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
'Underrated' fifth Beatle becomes comic book and film star

'Underrated' fifth Beatle becomes comic book and film star

Brian Epstein was just 32 when he died in 1967. His death, caused by an accidental overdose from a sedative, shocked the millions who knew him as manager of The Beatles. Interest in his life has never gone away: he is the subject of a new graphic...

BBC, 00:38 in Art & Culture
 

Teen sensation Ryan Gauld wants to stay put rather than move south of the border

Dundee United starlet Ryan Gauld has revealed that he is likely to snub any advances from the English Premier League, stating a long-term preference to develop his career on the Continent. The 17-year-old's classy performances have attracted a host of...

Daily Mail, 01:04 in Sport
 

England's ageing Ashes heroes battle to save their Test futures

Any such suggestion would have seemed close to sacrilege at the end of their 3-0 win over Australia last summer, but a number of England's Ashes heroes will fly to Perth this week knowing that the third Test of this series may signal the start of a...

Daily Mail, 01:04 in Sport
 

You need serious courage to see off Johnson, says Bell

Ian Bell conceded last night that one of Mitchell Johnson's more potent weapons in the current Ashes battle may be physical fear. Australian batsman David Warner first raised the issue during the opening Test at the Gabba, when he spoke of England...

Daily Mail, 01:04 in Sport
 
Mexico's draft energy reform spans profit-sharing to licenses

Mexico's draft energy reform spans profit-sharing to licenses

Approval of the bill would mark the end of the decades-long oil and gas monopoly held by state-run Pemex PEMX.UL, which is struggling to reverse a sharp slide in oil output due to years of chronic under-investment. The bill, which would keep ownership...

Reuters, 01:13 in Business
 

Best make it snappy! England's late World Cup game against Italians runs risk of 'meeting ALLIGATORS'

11 View comments England's late-night World Cup game against Italy in Manaus runs the risk of encountering alligators, according to the local tourist board. Roy Hodgson's worst fears were confirmed on Friday when the Three Lions were handed an opening...

Daily Mail, 01:17 in Sport
 


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