News archive from 9 March 2013, page 18

Nick Knowles film in the works

Nick Knowles is planning a new project - for the big screen. The DIY SOS star is back on TV presenting a third series of Nick Knowles' Original Features, about the social history of homes. But he said of his future plans: "I'm always looking for...

 

Luke feels Dancing On Ice pressure

Dancing On Ice finalist Luke Campbell has admitted the show puts pressure on the relationships of contestants. The 25-year-old Olympic boxer from Hull has two sons with his childhood sweetheart Lynsey Kraanen, but has been spending most of his time...

 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 

Smokers reveal quitting strategies

One in ten smokers have made themselves feel sick by chain-smoking their way through their last pack of cigarettes to try help them stop, a poll suggests. And 35% have kept away from friends and family who smoke while trying to kick the habit. The...

 

Second steppers 'need more help'

Three in five people aiming to take their second step on the property ladder over the past year have found themselves stuck on the first rung, research has suggested. Three-quarters of struggling "second steppers" would like to see more...

 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 

City honour for Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London, as an exhibition opened to celebrate the actor's glittering career. The Hollywood star, who turns 80 next week, was recognised by the City of London Corporation for his achievement...

 

Smokers reveal quitting strategies

One in ten smokers have made themselves feel sick by chain-smoking their way through their last pack of cigarettes to try help them stop, a poll suggests. And 35% have kept away from friends and family who smoke while trying to kick the habit. The...

 

Second steppers 'need more help'

Three in five people aiming to take their second step on the property ladder over the past year have found themselves stuck on the first rung, research has suggested. Three-quarters of struggling "second steppers" would like to see more...

 

J-Lo: Ready for a bit of action

Jennifer Lopez has admitted she was happy to swap romantic comedies for action. The singer and actress has starred in a string of rom coms, including Maid In Manhattan, Monster-In-Law and The Back-Up Plan. But her latest role is in new action thriller...

 

Nick Knowles film in the works

Nick Knowles is planning a new project - for the big screen. The DIY SOS star is back on TV presenting a third series of Nick Knowles' Original Features, about the social history of homes. But he said of his future plans: "I'm always looking for...

 

Luke feels Dancing On Ice pressure

Dancing On Ice finalist Luke Campbell has admitted the show puts pressure on the relationships of contestants. The 25-year-old Olympic boxer from Hull has two sons with his childhood sweetheart Lynsey Kraanen, but has been spending most of his time...

 
John Lewis announces sales 13% rise

John Lewis announces sales 13% rise

Department store group John Lewis, which yesterday said its staff are to receive bonuses equivalent to 17 per cent of their salary, has announced a 13.3 per cent jump in sales for last week. The employee-owned retailer said a 32.1 per cent surge in...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Business
 

Van Dyck portrait spotted online

Art experts have identified a 17th-century portrait by King Charles I's court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck after it was spotted on a website. Dr Bendor Grosvenor, an art historian and dealer, spotted the oil painting online and has confirmed it as an...

 
Bill Dobbie lifts Cupid stake to 17.6%

Bill Dobbie lifts Cupid stake to 17.6%

CUPID chief executive Bill Dobbie said his confidence in the business he founded was "as strong as ever" as he took advantage of the depressed share price to build his stake by almost £1 million. Earlier this week the Edinburgh-based dating...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Business
 


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