News archive from 11 August 2014

Health warnings on alcohol bottles should be compulsory – MPs

Health warnings on alcohol bottles should be compulsory – MPs

Up to 1.2 million people are admitted to hospital each year due to alcohol. Photograph: Ian West/PA Health warnings should be compulsory on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking and the growing...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
How Scottish history inspired Game of Thrones

How Scottish history inspired Game of Thrones

THE Iron Throne is to be given a tartan trim. The Scottish inspiration behind Game of Thrones, the best-selling series of fantasy novels adapted into the popular HBO television drama, will be explored today in a sell-out event at the Edinburgh...

 
Wine stored badly ages four times faster

Wine stored badly ages four times faster

WINE kept in a dark room at home ages faster than when stored in a professional cellar, scientists have found. Researchers placed 400 ­bottles of sangiovese wine ­either in a professional wine cellar with a strictly regulated temperature of 15-16C or...

 
Art review: Steven Campbell, 1953-2007, Pittenweem

Art review: Steven Campbell, 1953-2007, Pittenweem

EVERY year since 1982, the Pittenweem Arts Festival has shown work by a few invited artists alongside work by those who live in and around the town. Steven Campbell, 1953-2007 Old Town Hall, Pittenweem Star rating: * * * * The list of previous...

 
App launched to help irritable bowel syndrome

App launched to help irritable bowel syndrome

GRADUATES have helped develop a digital programme to allow sufferers of a debilitating condition use their minds to cope with its symptoms. The team from Edinburgh Napier University has worked with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferer Valerie...

 
Carlos Eduardo Espinal’s passport to success

Carlos Eduardo Espinal’s passport to success

SEVEN years ago, Carlos Eduardo Espinal came to the UK as a

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
People: Woolf’s achievements need no embroidering

People: Woolf’s achievements need no embroidering

THE lord mayor of the City of London has chosen a good time to return to her native Scotland, hitting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and then returning to Edinburgh at the invitation of the lord provost to celebrate the opening of the International...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Top chef hires Richard Wilson (not that one)

Top chef hires Richard Wilson (not that one)

I DON'T believe it - Marco Pierre White has personally handpicked the manager for his first restaurant in Glasgow, and he has chosen Richard Wilson. We’re not talking about the One Foot in the Grave star, but the Glaswegian Wilson who has enjoyed...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Todmorden Pals receive civic welcome in Rochdale at First World War commemoration event

After their rainstorm send-off this morning, sunshine, a cheering crowd and a civic reception greeted the Todmorden Pals of the reformed 1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers when they reached Rochdale. Along with men from Rochdale and Middelton, their 1914...

 
Comment: Be wary of pre-judging stalling markets

Comment: Be wary of pre-judging stalling markets

BACK in late 1973, when I started as a financial journalist in the City of London, markets began to tumble. A venerable city editor, working for a middle-market Sunday newspaper, pronounced that the fall in share prices was “a pause for breath on the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Baby steps towards parental leave

Comment: Baby steps towards parental leave

Employers and employees face a few pregnant pauses with the latest legislation, writes Alan Delaney The final version of the UK government’s legislation on shared parental leave was placed before parliament last month. The changes will allow eligible...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Most Britons expect to work on after ‘retirement’

Most Britons expect to work on after ‘retirement’

MORE than two thirds of people in the UK expect to continue to do some work after they technically retire, a report has claimed. Just 29 per cent of UK workers believe that when they come to retire they will stop working altogether, according to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Warsi: ‘Too white’ Tories will lose next election

Warsi: ‘Too white’ Tories will lose next election

David Cameron will not be able to win a majority at the next election because he has failed to woo ethnic minorities, Britain's first female Muslim Cabinet minister has warned. Baroness Warsi, who resigned last week over the government’s “morally...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Boxing guru Frank Maloney set for sex change

Boxing guru Frank Maloney set for sex change

FORMER boxing promoter Frank Maloney is set to undergo a sex change. The 61-year-old, who guided Lennox Lewis and Scott Harrison to world titles, now lives as a woman called Kellie. The former promoter said: “I wasn’t born into the right body, I have...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Omagh bombing: Report to reveal what police knew

Omagh bombing: Report to reveal what police knew

AN investigation by the police ombudsman into a bombing in Northern Ireland which killed 29 people is to be published. The Real IRA attack in Omagh 16 years ago was the worst single atrocity of the Troubles. The victims included a woman who was...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Hot News
 


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