News archive from 12 March 2017

TV Reviews: BBC's Top Gear gamble backfires

TV Reviews: BBC's Top Gear gamble backfires

Each had a subversive sense of humour and a good line in banter. Much to their amusement they got the job. However, the day arrived when they were having too much fun, making too much money (even for their employers), and entertaining us too much. The...

 
Strictly Come Dancing’s merry dance in the search for a new Len Goodman

Strictly Come Dancing’s merry dance in the search for a new Len Goodman

Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are expected to remain on the panel but none of them is likely to take the place of Len, who stepped down last year.  The BBC has indicated the new head judge must have a traditional dance pedigree...

 
EastEnders spoiler: Shirley to battle VICIOUS cellmate behind bars to protect Mick

EastEnders spoiler: Shirley to battle VICIOUS cellmate behind bars to protect Mick

And if new BBC spoiler pictures are anything to go by, it appears that Shirley (played by Linda Henry) has some unwelcome company at her new home behind bars. Shirley decided to step up and save her son Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) from serving time in...

 

Leader: Increased PE in schools can prevent diabetes and encourage healthy lifestyle

In recent years, public health campaigns have urged Scots to think about “the big three” killers – heart attacks, cancer and strokes. Our appalling health record has made us world leaders when it comes to death from these often preventable illnesses....

Scotsman, 00:04 in Health
 
Dumbarton 4 Raith Rovers 0: John Hughes furious after Fifers ripped apart by Sons

Dumbarton 4 Raith Rovers 0: John Hughes furious after Fifers ripped apart by Sons

Dumbarton 4 Raith Rovers 0 John Hughes last night blasted ropey Raith after his side were destroyed by Dumbarton. Man-of-the-match Robert Thomson’s double and goals from Sam Stanton and Garry Fleming earned Sons their first win in five games. The...

 

Pedestrian hit by car needs help to track down driver

A pedestrian was left with serious leg injuries after being hit by a motorist who failed to report the incident to police. Mary Dos Santos Justo, 51, was walking to a friend’s house in Stamford when she was struck by a car while crossing Station...

 

Social enterprise SoGive poised for launch

A social enterprise in Edinburgh that seeks to boost transparency around charitable donations is poised to launch this year after receiving six-figure funding. Co-founder Sanjay Joshi told Scotland on Sunday that the idea for SoGive came about after...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Incredible Medicine: Real-life superhero SMELLS Parkinson’s disease before it’s diagnosed

Incredible Medicine: Real-life superhero SMELLS Parkinson’s disease before it’s diagnosed

The future of Parkinson’s disease diagnosis could be completely changing – and it’s all thanks to one extraordinary woman. In this episode of the BBC Two programme Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook, Dr Weston investigated cases of people with...

 
Jose Mourinho aims major dig at Chelsea’s board over Antonio Conte’s tactics

Jose Mourinho aims major dig at Chelsea’s board over Antonio Conte’s tactics

Jose Mourinho has aimed a dig at Chelsea’s board by claiming he is surprised that Antonio Conte’s tactics are accepted at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese returns to his former club on Monday evening as Manchester United look to beat Chelsea to reach...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
Hormone replacement therapy: Women on HRT 'likely to live LONGER'

Hormone replacement therapy: Women on HRT 'likely to live LONGER'

A study revealed those using HRT to relieve symptoms of the menopause were also less likely to have potentially fatal blocked arteries. It showed lower levels of a plaque build called atherosclerosis in those taking the treatment compared those who...

 

Sturgeon accused of ‘irresponsible’ rhetoric over indyref2

Senior SNP figures have urged Nicola Sturgeon to “spell out” a second referendum strategy amid concern over the timing of another vote and the economic case for independence. This week Sturgeon heads to Aberdeen for the SNP conference amid mounting...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Broccoli SUPERFOOD: Eating it may prevent CANCER and DIABETES as well as tackling obesity

Broccoli SUPERFOOD: Eating it may prevent CANCER and DIABETES as well as tackling obesity

The study by Japanese scientists discovered that a chemical in broccoli - already hailed as a 'superfood' for its cancer preventing properties - slowed weight gain in mice. The researchers said sulforaphane, a chemical compound contained in broccoli...

 
Smoking can cause lung cancer - but did you know it can cause THIS terrifying condition

Smoking can cause lung cancer - but did you know it can cause THIS terrifying condition

A smoker is four times more likely to lose their sight than someone who has never smoked, according to charity Eye Health UK. Chemicals in tobacco smoke trigger biological changes in the eye that can lead to eye disease including age-related macular...

 
Accessorize, New Look and Dune: The best choral, green and gold accessories

Accessorize, New Look and Dune: The best choral, green and gold accessories

RUFFLE SKIRT Add some va-va voom volume to your wardrobe with a ruffle hem skirt. This flirty, fun trend will be big this season, so invest now for the summer. Cold shoulder top, £20; ruffle skirt, £32; laser cut heels, £35, all Dorothy Perkins...

 
She’s turning 100, and there’s still never been a dame quite like Vera Lynn

She’s turning 100, and there’s still never been a dame quite like Vera Lynn

For practically all my professional life, I have met and written about show people. Big stars, too, like Fred Astaire and Gregory Peck. But none of those experiences ever compared with being with Vera Lynn. Only weeks ago, I was sitting in the living...

 


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