News archive from 15 June 2013

Philip 'much better' following op

The Duke of Edinburgh is "much better" following his exploratory abdominal operation, the Prince of Wales has said. Charles smiled as he gave an update on his father's condition after he visited the 92-year-old in hospital. Philip received a...

 

Mother 'so happy' after girl found

The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was found after going missing with a convicted fraudster has said she is "so happy" her daughter is safe and well. Lorna Vickerage was found by plain-clothes police at Euston station in central London...

 

VIDEO: Exclusive look at Sky's Ashes trailer starring Paul Newman (no, not that one!)

Make-up on? Check. MCC tie straight? Check. Have I got into character a la Daniel Day Lewis before the cameras start rolling? Check mate! I am ready to go! These are not preparations for a normal day working for Sportsmail nor even for a night out in...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Anti-baldness drug can cause men to lose interest in alcohol

Some men who take anti-baldness drugs lose interest in alcohol, new research has revealed. Those who take finasteride (also known as Propecia) to stop their hairline receding also tend drink less alcohol after starting the medication. The research,...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Health
 
Stephen McGinty: What would Orwell think?

Stephen McGinty: What would Orwell think?

The age of social networking has seen us throw away our privacy with little thought to how governments would use such information, writes Stephen McGinty I wonder if George Orwell would have lived a few decades longer if he had access, in the wilds of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
MBE for former mayor who runs the Christmas lights

MBE for former mayor who runs the Christmas lights

THE man in charge of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Christmas lights has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, it was announced today. Alfred William Michael Love, known as Mick to his friends, has been chairman of the Christmas Lights Committee...

 
Alf Young: Baby boom turning to bust for young

Alf Young: Baby boom turning to bust for young

Today's pensioners are rocking on and having plenty of fun, but at what cost for future generations, asks Alf Young There were plenty of sixty-somethings, even older, in the audience when Neil Young and Crazy Horse wowed Glasgow’s SECC on Thursday...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Gerry Hassan: Voice of a younger Scotland rings anew

Gerry Hassan: Voice of a younger Scotland rings anew

Arguments articulated by the establishment and the political Old Guard fail to resonate with a new generation of voters, writes Gerry Hassan For once young people have become central to the Scottish political debate due to the Scottish Government...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Peter Lewis: Civilisation crumbles and our heritage is lost

Peter Lewis: Civilisation crumbles and our heritage is lost

The scale of human tragedy in Syria is well documented, and now history is disappearing forever, writes Peter Lewis the decision by President Barack Obama to supply direct military aide to the Syrian opposition for the first time, comes on the back of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Leaders: Syrian intervention fraught with danger

Leaders: Syrian intervention fraught with danger

A BLOODY and escalating civil war; resort to extreme repressive measures by a dictatorship; a death toll now at 100,000; calls for the West to intervene; and now evidence that the regime has resorted to the use of chemical weapons: a decade ago a...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Edinburgh Fashion Festival: Style in the city

Edinburgh Fashion Festival: Style in the city

Brian Ferguson meets the husband-and-wife team who are putting the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival on the map by sidestepping the glitz and the glamour and getting back to the ideas that lie behind great design It may only be on its second...

 
Walter Scott Prize: Tan’s prize surprise

Walter Scott Prize: Tan’s prize surprise

Over the last years we've seen the rise and rise of the literary prize. It's not surprising. So many books are published every year in the UK (more than 200,000) that we need prize shortlists to help us choose what to read. Prizes have become more...

 
Interview: Joe Hill is a modest heir to King’s fame

Interview: Joe Hill is a modest heir to King’s fame

Joe Hill has built a fanbase without cashing in on his father's name. Stephen McGinty meets him The leafy back roads of the rural American state of Maine are beloved by bikers, who like to test their pistons and engines, not to mention their nerve on...

 
Book review: Alexandria: The Last Nights Of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard

Book review: Alexandria: The Last Nights Of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard

An eighth try at a life of the Queen of the Nile brilliantly mixes history and autobiography Alexandria: The Last Nights Of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard Granta Books, 384 pp, £25 Sir Peter Stothard, former editor of the Times and current editor of the...

 

Book reviews: NW by Zadie Smith | An English Affair by Rupert Davenport-Hines | Higher Gossip by John Updike

Lots of us have heard the story of the Profumo scandal. Half a century ago, the Minister of War was connected, through an exotic dancer, to a Soviet naval attache; later, there was a show trial, a high-profile death and gossip that lasted for...

 


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