News archive from 11 August 2012, page 7

Book review: Riot City

AFTER a police gunman shot Mark Duggan on 4 August last year, the sequence of events unfolded with the logic of a nightmare. Even while homes and businesses burned in Enfield and Croydon, theories were advanced as to how London became so lawless, so...

 

Book review: The Fall of the House of Murdoch

WHEN Peter Jukes let it be known last year that he was writing a book called The Fall of the House of Murdoch, a senior Sun editor emailed him to say: "Is this a joke?" But with Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson both now facing charges over...

 

Theatre review: Dandy Dick, Glasgow Theatre Royal

A SMASH hit by popular Victorian dramatist Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, this is the kind of farce which has been delighting middle-aged, middle-class audiences ever since, while falling far from critical favour. There are French windows through which...

 
Stephen McGinty: Ongoing cone of contention

Stephen McGinty: Ongoing cone of contention

FAR FROM being an act of vandalism, the regular "coning' of the Duke of Wellington should be regarded as an iconic statement about pomp and power - a new piece of modern art. If you wish to get ahead, get a hat. Few have risen so high as Admiral...

 

Companaich ùra ri ar cànan ’s ar litreachas

THA The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language, deasaichte le Moray Watson agus Mich

 
PADRAIG HARRINGTON IS BLOWN AWAY

PADRAIG HARRINGTON IS BLOWN AWAY

Harrington, playing in the company of America captain Davis Love III, posted a four-over par 76 to fall back to two over – although he was at least assured of making the halfway cut in this season's final Major. Conditions were harsh. There had been...

 
Watch you don’t slip the light fantastic

Watch you don’t slip the light fantastic

ORGANISERS of the giant Speed of Light production on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh have been forced to tell runners they cannot wear wearing ordinary trainers, after concerns over participants' safety. Growing numbers of runners have posted messages on...

 
Good Life café makes a comeback in Black Isle village

Good Life café makes a comeback in Black Isle village

IT HAS been a hard life for Good Life actress Penelope Keith over the past seven years, as the actress has battled for permission to open a tearoom in a Highland village. But Ms Keith, who became a household name playing Margot Leadbetter in the 1970s...

 
Erikka Askeland: Could autism be a blessing in disguise?

Erikka Askeland: Could autism be a blessing in disguise?

WE HAVE all met a geek. Usually it is someone who is intelligent but quirky, whose varied enthusiasms are perhaps more important to them than matching their shirt and trousers or combing their hair. And while “normal” is always hard to put one’s...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Health
 
Creative girls revel in world of high style

Creative girls revel in world of high style

COUTURE creations by a group of Worcester students generated hundreds of votes in a competition organised by CrownGate shopping centre. Pupils from year nine at RGS Worcester designed a range of hats, fascinators and headbands for Worcester-shire...

 

Children 'loaning money to parents'

Children as young as eight are loaning their pocket money to their cash-strapped parents, a study has found. Some 58% of eight to 15-year-olds surveyed by Halifax said they worry about the state of the family's finances, showing how the intense...

 
British Chambers wants brake on QE as inflation pressures ease off

British Chambers wants brake on QE as inflation pressures ease off

Business leaders yesterday called on the central bank to hold back from further money printing amid fresh signs that inflation has come off the boil. Bank of England policymakers have been pumping billions of pounds into the economy through...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Business
 
WEST HAM SIGN ALOU DIARRA FROM MARSEILLE

WEST HAM SIGN ALOU DIARRA FROM MARSEILLE

Diarra, 31, who played for France at Euro 2012 has signed for three years.

 

US drought threat to bread price

The cost of a loaf of bread is expected to rise after stifling droughts in the United States farm belt caused wheat prices to rocket. Droughts which have devastated maize crops in the US have caused a dramatic increase in demand for wheat, with prices...

 


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