News archive from 11 October 2015

Aston Villa: Two games for Tim Sherwood to save his job - reports

Aston Villa: Two games for Tim Sherwood to save his job - reports

Our sister title the Mirror is reporting that Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has two games to save his job. The report by Neil Moxey suggests that he needs to win one of his next two matches - or he will be sacked. The report reads that the message...

 

Gold Coast light rail to get $95m in federal funding

Related: Labor pledges $10bn infrastructure fund to kickstart road and rail projects The second stage of the Gold Coast light rail project will get $95m in federal funding to ensure it will be built in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Malcolm...

 
‘Sid' joins charge for Lloyds shares despite fines

‘Sid' joins charge for Lloyds shares despite fines

Small investors lured with 5% discount, one-year bonus and predictions of big dividends in the long term, writes Jeff Salway Income-hungry savers are leading the surge in demand for shares in Lloyds Banking Group in the biggest public offer since the...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 
Comment: ‘Generation rent' needs radical solutions

Comment: ‘Generation rent' needs radical solutions

ANOTHER party conference and another big pledge on more house building. Last week Prime Minister David Cameron promised a "national crusade" to build homes so that "generation rent" can become "generation buy". Heard it...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 

007 set to return to his heyday era of the 1960s

Producers aim to reboot the £4billion film franchise by turning back the clock to its original time period following the departure of Daniel Craig. Last week he declared he would rather slash his wrists than be 007 again after Spectre, his fourth Bond...

 

Dance reviews: Raven Girl and Connectome by the Royal Ballet

I have rarely seen such a public admission of lack of talent parading as adventurous, let alone original, dance making. Every cliché in the book is paraded shamelessly by McGregor as the latest thing in dance. Steps I remember performing as a young...

 

Opera reviews: Pelleas et Melisande and Werther by the English Touring Opera

Adapted from the play by Maurice Maeterlinck, exponent of the early 20th century Symbolist movement, the libretto conjures up a Pre-Raphaelite dream of woodland pools, sea caves, cliffs and towers. English Touring Opera's production kicks off the...

 

Review: The Wars Of The Roses at the Rose Theatre Kingston

That contentious viewpoint certainly holds true of Shakespeare's history plays since our popular image of the Middle Ages comes almost entirely through the prism of his chronological sequence from Richard II to Richard III. Rarely have those plays had...

 

Film reviews: Sicario, Suffragette and Regression

Sicario (15, 121mins) Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin Will he pull the trigger? It is a hair-raising moment that cuts to the morally ambiguous heart of the picture. Did I want him to take out the Mexican...

 

The history boys: The best history fiction reads of the season

The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerillas 1939-1945 by Max Hastings (William Collins, £30) Another autumn, another fat fruit of a book from Sir Max falls to Earth. This year Hastings tackles the code makers, the Enigma breakers, the spies and the...

 

Short story: Forget Venice by Emma Burstall

“Sorry, I can't come.” “What?” Lucy stared at Adam, who was frowning, his eyes fixed on a spot in the corner of the room. “I'm in too much debt. My parents are on my case. Sorry, you'll have to go without me.” A painful lump lodged in her throat....

 

Obama: Kanye West is thinking of running for speaker of the House

President Obama took satirical aim at the Republican party’s struggle to find a new speaker of the House of Representatives on Saturday, opening a San Francisco fundraiser by telling more than 1,000 donors the rapper Kanye West was thinking about...

 

Italy, Belgium and Wales seal spots at Euro 2016

Three more nations claimed places at Euro 2016 on Saturday with Italy, Belgium and Wales all ensuring they will be present in France next summer. Italy progressed from Group H with a match to spare by beating Azerbaijan 3-1 in Baku. Matteo Darmian's...

 
Birmingham blogger Maneer Hassan targeted on terrorist hit-list

Birmingham blogger Maneer Hassan targeted on terrorist hit-list

An Al Qaida-linked terror group has named a Midland blogger on its international “kill list”, after accusing him of blasphemy. The Bangladesh-based group has already butally murdered ten social activists, including writers and scholars. Now the...

 

IMF: keep interest rates low or risk another crash

The International Monetary Fund concluded its annual meeting in Lima with a warning to central bankers that the world economy risks another crash unless they continue to support growth with low interest rates. The Washington-based lender of last...

Guardian, 00:06 in Business
 


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