News archive from 15 January 2017

Chambers of Commerce chief: ‘If you are not proactive, you are dead’

Politicians and the media focus too frequently on “sexy start-ups” and the big beasts of the business sector, says Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. The result is that too often the profitable solid citizens of...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Album reviews: Rose Elinor Dougall, Horse Thief and Mike Oldfield

Album reviews: Rose Elinor Dougall, Horse Thief and Mike Oldfield

CD OF THE WEEK Rose Elinor DougallStellular (Vermilion Records) Fresh, direct and thrilling from start to finish, her second solo album harks back to the beat-heavy guitar/synthesiser pop of the early 1980s but still sounds totally modern. Opening...

 
US patients await Obamacare's fate

US patients await Obamacare's fate

As Republicans begin their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, patients weigh in on how the act has changed their medical care. At first, 20-year-old Duncan DeLoach figured that the persistent, squeezing feeling he had at the base of his spine was just...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Theatre reviews: The Kite Runner and The Trackers Of Oxyrhynchus

Theatre reviews: The Kite Runner and The Trackers Of Oxyrhynchus

And with The Kite Runner mugs and The Kite Runner T-shirts readily available, Khaled Hosseini’s story of personal guilt and national catastrophe has become a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon. Hosseini, the son of a wealthy Afghan diplomat who...

 
Beijing: The city where you can't escape smog

Beijing: The city where you can't escape smog

China's capital is notorious for its chronic pollution. Even indoors it's a struggle to find clean air, says John Sudworth. Having already taped most of my windows shut, I have now started on the air conditioning vents. The aim is simple - to close...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Dance review: Giselle by the English National Ballet

Dance review: Giselle by the English National Ballet

The English National Ballet dancers brush aside the clumsy and superfluous incidents revived by producer Mary Skeaping that do no more than interrupt the flow. Luckily for us, the dancers effortlessly rise above these obtrusive and puzzling moments. ...

 
Opera reviews: Cello Unwrapped and The Rosenblatt Recitals

Opera reviews: Cello Unwrapped and The Rosenblatt Recitals

More than 30 great cellists will take part during 2017 in a linked series of concerts titled Cello Unwrapped, which will trace the instrument’s earliest beginnings with Bach and Vivaldi up to the works of the 20th and 21st century.  The season also...

 
Film reviews: La La Land, Manchester By The Sea and Live By Night

Film reviews: La La Land, Manchester By The Sea and Live By Night

La La Land (12A, 128mins) Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling Both homage to and gently playful send up of classic musicals like Singin’ In The Rain and The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, it’s a modern day musical set in a kind of...

 
Let It Shine accused of sexist double standards over shirtless singer

Let It Shine accused of sexist double standards over shirtless singer

BBC talent show Let It Shine has been accused of sexist double standards by viewers after the panel asked a man to take his top off. Harry, 26, from Bromley, had walked out on stage to perform for the chance to win a spot in a new musical based on the...

Metro, 00:11 in Showbiz
 

Sam Sunderland becomes first British winner of Dakar Rally with historic triumph in motorcycle classification

Sam Sunderland has become the first Briton to lift the Dakar Rally crown by racing to victory in the motorcycling classification. The 27-year-old Red Bull KTM rider from Poole sealed the title with a sixth-place finish in the 12th and final stage...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Compelling life stories and historical fiction: Book reviews

Compelling life stories and historical fiction: Book reviews

Take Courage: Anne Brontë And The Art Of Life by Samantha Ellis (Chatto & Windus, £16.99) Samantha Ellis has always loved author Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights. Then a disagreement with a friend led Ellis to evaluate her literary crush, as she...

 

Alexis Sanchez is integral to Arsenal, says Ian Wright after substitution sulk: 'I just hope his...

Ian Wright believes Alexis Sanchez is a vital cog in Arsenal's machine amid growing concern over his future at the Emirates. Sanchez scored for the Gunners in a 4-0 rout at Swansea on Saturday, before appearing to sulk after being substituted by...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 
Fiction: Spicy Nights exclusive short story by Cathy Bramley

Fiction: Spicy Nights exclusive short story by Cathy Bramley

A man cradling a brown paper sack held the door open for me on his way out of Spicy Nights. “Thanks.” I smiled. “No problem. It’s busy tonight.” It was always busy on Saturday nights but I was in no rush. The evening ahead featured a glass of red...

 
Turkey threatens to shut down UK and US airbases crucial to fight against IS

Turkey threatens to shut down UK and US airbases crucial to fight against IS

If carried out, the threats would cripple the ground war against Islamic State. It comes after stark warnings from Ankara that the West is not doing enough to support Turkey’s position against the Kurds. Last night one expert warned that Ankara had...

 
'My mother is no felon' says abducted Florida teen about her kidnapper

'My mother is no felon' says abducted Florida teen about her kidnapper

Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, spoke out for the first time on her Facebook page as 51-year-old social worker Gloria Williams was charged with her abduction. She added: “My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted.”...

 


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