News archive from 15 August 2015

Arts review: Tony Swain, Glasgow

Arts review: Tony Swain, Glasgow

IT CAN be hard, in the online age, to recall what used to feel like the intoxicating speed of newsprint. But speedy it once was: cheap, light as a feather, responsive and flexible - the latest in technology. Tony Swain: The Shorter Alphabet Modern...

Dash to smash the pension pot piggybank backfires

Dash to smash the pension pot piggybank backfires

People wanting to use their pensions savings to buy a guaranteed retirement income could be left worse off following a deal that threatens to further dampen competition in the market, experts predict. Leading annuity providers Just Retirement and...

John Farrell, Red Sox manager, to step aside for cancer treatment

John Farrell, Red Sox manager, to step aside for cancer treatment

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been diagnosed with stage-one lymphoma, forcing him to go on medical leave for the rest of the season. Farrell, who led the team to a World Series win in 2013, said his cancer of the immune system is "very...

BBC, 00:03 in World News

United’s forwards muffled while being reshuffled by Louis van Gaal

Trying to understand the logic of Louis van Gaal is an intriguing challenge. For this meeting under the Friday night lights at Aston Villa, Manchester United’s manager again asked Juan Mata, a natural No10 with no pace, to operate as a right winger....

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport

Indian summer fashion: Make the most of the sunshine

LEFT Lace top pleated maxi dress, £39. Snake-print heels, £25 MIDDLE Boho top, £25. Maxi skirt, £25. Wedges, £35 RIGHT Halter dress, £29. Layered necklace, £12. Lace-up gladiator sandals, £28 NC Floral and lace fashionLEFT Floral dress, £45. Heels,...


Bright eyes: Brilliant eye creams

LEFT This Works No Wrinkles Tired Eyes £42, Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this powerful, natural serum counteracts the effects of too many late nights. It contains menthol, which instantly cools the eye area, and Persian silk...


King crimson: Stand out from the crowd with brilliant red

Jacket, £59; shorts, £29, La Redoute (0844 842 2222, KitchenAid Artisan Blender, £549.95 ( Rucksack, £245 ( NC Bag, £10.50 (, code: 4VTA315) Bikini, £64 ( Watch, £155...


All around the world: Give your home a global makeover

LEFT This eye-catching collection of bedlinen is from John Lewis's Fusion range. The Indah duvet set is made from luxuriously soft cotton and is priced at £50 for a double. The cushions start at £20 each and the four-poster bed costs £1,350...


Dorothy Perkins, Monsoon and Wallis: The best things we want this week

HAT This wide-brimmed hat gives instant glamour. £18, Dorothy Perkins ( SCARF Add this to a plain top for a super-chic look. £36, Angles by Leah Duncan ( CUFF Make a statement with this heavy-duty cuff. £3, Primark...


Celebrity Secrets: Alesha Dixon shares her beauty and style tips

Which beauty products do you swear by? I love Sisley products - my staples are the Restorative Facial Cream and Nutritive Lip Balm. The products are really rich and keep my skin feeling moisturised for the whole day. I also use vitamin E and coconut...


Device explodes in van at Northern Ireland army barracks

A small device has exploded inside a postal van near the headquarters of MI5 in Northern Ireland. A fire broke out on Friday morning inside Palace Barracks army base in Holywood, Co Down, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said. The flames...

Stoke City: Mark Hughes wants more Shaqiris to reach Europe landmark

Stoke City: Mark Hughes wants more Shaqiris to reach Europe landmark

MARK Hughes is hoping to bring more Xherdan Shaqiris to Stoke City as he sign-posts his players towards another impressive top-10 finish. And he believes he now has enough matchwinners in his squad to nudge the club towards the top six and a place in...


Elton John pursues French media companies over health 'rumours'

Elton John’s lawyer has said that he is pursuing three French media outlets for publishing what he called “unfounded rumours” about the British pop singer’s health and that of his husband. “Sir Elton John and David Furnish … have instructed my office...


Katie Derham becomes fifth celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing

TV and radio presenter Katie Derham is the latest celebrity to sign up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. Derham, best known for presenting the BBC Proms on BBC2, described the hit BBC1 show as a national treasure. “I’m extremely excited to...


Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

If you had nothing to guide you but the sight of yesterday’s finishes at Newbury, you might have thought it was October. Soft ground prevails at the Berkshire track and that gives Breton Rock (3.45) an excellent chance of repeating last year’s success...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport

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