News archive from 13 June 2014

John Byrne says modern Scots artists don’t work

John Byrne says modern Scots artists don’t work

HE IS revered as one of Scotland's greatest living artists - still going strong after a career spanning five decades. But as he unveiled his most high-profile exhibition to date, John Byrne has launched a stinging critique of the quality of visual art...

 

Pioneering Dauntless to sail into Liverpool for River Festival

The air defence destroyer HMS Dauntless – one of the Royal Navy’s newest, most advanced warships – was set to sail into Liverpool for the River Festival today. The Type 45 destroyer, which is one of the UK’s most advanced warships, was due to berth at...

 

Eighteen charged and 14 others bailed in biggest ever police crackdown on Liverpool gun and drug gangs

Eighteen people were charged and 14 others were bailed after the biggest ever police crackdown on warring South Liverpool gun and drug gangs. Merseyside Police confirmed that the charged people are set to appear in court following the execution of 38...

 
Western tourists fuel North Korean tourism boom

Western tourists fuel North Korean tourism boom

DESPITE the risks, tour operators say business to North Korea is booming, albeit from a low base, for one of the most isolated countries in the world. “Taking you to places your mother would rather you stayed away from.” That’s how one Western travel...

 
Turkey tries 26 for using web to urge protests

Turkey tries 26 for using web to urge protests

TWENTY-SIX people have gone on trial in Istanbul on charges related to organising anti-

 
Campaign in Qatar for tourists to dress modestly

Campaign in Qatar for tourists to dress modestly

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in Qatar to encourage foreign women to dress more conservatively after a rise in the number of those dressing the same way they would at home. Mariam Saleh is one of a number of women in the country who avoids malls and...

 
Pakistan condemns strikes by US drones

Pakistan condemns strikes by US drones

UNITED States remote-controlled drones hammered militant positions in Pakistan with

 
Lyndsay Buckland: Sympathy for morning sickness

Lyndsay Buckland: Sympathy for morning sickness

THERE aren't many areas of my life where I can claim to relate to Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. I’ve visited Cambridge, and we both got engaged and married in the same months. But that’s where the similarities ended. That is until the day when...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 

U.S. investigating Icahn, Mickelson in insider trading probe - source

Federal investigators are looking into whether Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by Icahn about his investments in public corporations, the source told Reuters, confirming reports on Friday. Icahn, a...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 
Buoyant float from B&M as owners enjoy £1bn payday

Buoyant float from B&M as owners enjoy £1bn payday

DISCOUNT retailer B&M yesterday proved there is still an appetite for flotations on the London Stock Exchange as its first day of trading saw the company's value grow to almost £3 billion. The Liverpool-based chain, set up in 1978 and now among...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
COMMENT: Twitter | Mulberry | Trams

COMMENT: Twitter | Mulberry | Trams

ONE story trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter yesterday was the resignation of its own chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, who seems to have taken the blame for lacklustre sales growth. It may be premature to see this as a signal of the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Mulberry fashion company’s profits halve

Mulberry fashion company’s profits halve

MULBERRY boss Godfrey Davis yesterday pledged to get the fashion firm back on track after revealing that profits had almost halved following a disastrous move further up market. Pre-tax profits slumped to £14 million in the year to 31 March, from £26m...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Tour to ‘showcase best of UK’ as grand plan in place, according to new report

Tour to ‘showcase best of UK’ as grand plan in place, according to new report

The final pieces of Yorkshire's Grand Depart jigsaw are now in place as Tour de France organisers prepare to "deliver something special" next month. With less than a month to go until Le Tour rolls into action from Leeds’s Headrow on July 5,...

 
Third and final term for mayor

Third and final term for mayor

HARTLEPOOL'S ceremonial mayor has spoken of his pride after being voted in for the third and final year. Labour councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, who has helped to raise £83,000 for various town charities over the past two years, was voted in at last...

 
Scunthorpe Scorpions make it three wins out of three at Sheffield Tigers in 2014

Scunthorpe Scorpions make it three wins out of three at Sheffield Tigers in 2014

SCUNTHORPE Scorpions made it three wins out of three at local rivals Sheffield this season by taking a well deserved 49-41 victory. It was the third time the Scorpions had taken the maximum four points on offer at Owlerton this season with the victory...

 


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