News archive from 14 December 2012

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo?

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo?

Finally, the European leaders gathered in Brussels can actually relax a little. For the first time in months, the financial markets do not hang over their summit deliberations like the Sword of Damacles. But although the pressure of imminent financial...

BBC, 00:00 in Business
 

Dog trained to smell hospital bug

Dogs can sniff out hospital bugs, researchers suggest. Trained sniffer dogs can smell Clostridium difficile in the air surrounding a patient's bed with a high degree of accuracy, a study found. They can also smell the infection in stool samples. The...

 

Dog trained to smell hospital bug

Dogs can sniff out hospital bugs, researchers suggest. Trained sniffer dogs can smell Clostridium difficile in the air surrounding a patient's bed with a high degree of accuracy, a study found. They can also smell the infection in stool samples. The...

 
Tis the season to... hack and cough, but don’t go for antibiotics

Tis the season to... hack and cough, but don’t go for antibiotics

Forget antibiotics and expensive remedies, Grace Hammond reports on the cold truth behind the annual bout of coughs and sneezes. It happens as regular as clockwork. In the run up to Christmas most of us will at some point be sporting a streaming nose...

 
Liza Minnelli returns to Southbank Centre for The Rest is Noise festival

Liza Minnelli returns to Southbank Centre for The Rest is Noise festival

Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, which will be screened as part of a Berlin tribute weekend at the Southbank Centre. Photograph: Allstar/Warner/SportsPhoto Liza Minnelli is to perform at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre, 40...

 
Best albums of 2012, No 1: Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Best albums of 2012, No 1: Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Tangerine dream … Frank Ocean's narrative skills were crucial to Channel Orange's brilliance. Photograph: Karl Walter/Getty Images Tyler, the Creator was supposed to be the breakout star of Odd Future. When he released the single Yonkers in February...

 
THE IMPOSSIBLE FEATURES REAL-LIFE TSUNAMI SURVIVORS

THE IMPOSSIBLE FEATURES REAL-LIFE TSUNAMI SURVIVORS

The drama chronicles the true story of a family's survival in the aftermath of the massive tidal that wave swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 230,000 people in December, 2004. Few men and women in the impact area made it out alive, and...

 

Images of Scotland: A frosty day in New Lanark

The conservation village of New Lanark, a major attraction for visitors during the holidays, was photographed by reader Iain MacIntosh on a recent frosty day from the Clyde walkway View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your...

 

Dog trained to smell hospital bug

Dogs can sniff out hospital bugs, researchers suggest. Trained sniffer dogs can smell Clostridium difficile in the air surrounding a patient's bed with a high degree of accuracy, a study found. They can also smell the infection in stool samples. The...

 
Jack Whitehall sees off big names to land comedy crown

Jack Whitehall sees off big names to land comedy crown

Fresh Meat star Jack Whitehall has been named the King of Comedy in a viewer vote. The actor and stand-up won the gong at the UK Comedy Awards, beating competition 
including Alan Carr, Graham Norton and Lee Mack. The event on Wednesday also saw Ali G...

 

Dog trained to smell hospital bug

Trained sniffer dogs can smell Clostridium difficile in the air surrounding a patient's bed with a high degree of accuracy, a study found. They can also smell the infection in stool samples. The Dutch researchers suggest that trained animals could...

 

Theatre review: The Night Before Christmas, Cumbernauld Theatre

IN A PANTO landscape dominated by five or six familiar stories, this year's Cumbernauld show offers something completely different, yet still magically bound up in the world of traditional fairytale. The Night Before Christmas Cumbernauld Theatre Star...

 

Joyce McMillan: Health problem rooted in lost world

Low self-esteem linked to industrial decline is the underlying cause of regional disparities , writes Joyce McMillan THURSDAY MORNING; and over a moderately healthy breakfast, I am taking a close look at the maps that accompany The Scotsman’s story...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Peter Geoghegan: A system geared to rewarding extremism

Peter Geoghegan: A system geared to rewarding extremism

Northern Ireland is paying the price, writes Peter Geoghegan, for failing to give moderates any effective voice Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold/ Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” Northern Ireland this week calls to mind the famous...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

George Kerevan: When it comes to growth let’s get fracking

Over 150 years ago Scotland led the way in developing a cheap source of energy and that option is still available, writes George Kerevan HERE is a fact of life: economic growth is driven by cheap energy. Sustained growth comes from productivity...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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