News archive from 16 March 2013

Endurance exercise 'may damage the heart'

“Marathons can damage you heart,” according to a report in the Daily Mirror. BBC News and The Daily Telegraph reported similar findings based on a small study that examined the hearts of 40 endurance athletes before, immediately after and one week...

 
BREAKTHROUGHS GIVE ENGLAND CONTROL

BREAKTHROUGHS GIVE ENGLAND CONTROL

England's pace bowlers seized the initiative on day three of the second Test with two more wickets in the first hour as New Zealand stumbled to 125 for five at the Basin Reserve. In reply to 465 all out, the Kiwis were therefore in obvious danger of...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Pupils go continental at French day

Pupils go continental at French day

plenty of je ne sais quois was on offer as youngsters at a South Shields school took part in a French day. The continental celebration has become an annual event for pupils and teachers at Sea View Primary School in Horsley Hill. Children and their...

 
World’s biggest wind farm should go ahead - report

World’s biggest wind farm should go ahead - report

Highland councillors have been advised to back controversial plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm off the Scottish coast. The £4.5 billion project would see 339 turbines, some reaching 670ft above sea level, in the Moray Firth,...

 
Bus station listing hint

Bus station listing hint

The listing of a bank building across the Pennines could point the future of Preston's bus station, an architecture expert has said. Hugh Pearman, editor of the journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), said the decision to give...

 

Edinburgh and Stirling Castles plunged into darkness

Two of Scotland's most iconic castles will be plunged into darkness this month to raise awareness of climate change. Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are joining global landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, in France, and Australia’s Sydney Opera...

 
M61 clear Update 8.30pm

M61 clear Update 8.30pm

The M61 is now clear. It was closed between junctions eight near Chorley and nine at Walton Summit after a crash involving up to 10 vehicles. The accident, which happened at around 6.10pm, had caused long tailbacks on the M61 and on the M65 as rush...

 
Vince Cable seeks to clear jam over EU ruling on fruit preserves

Vince Cable seeks to clear jam over EU ruling on fruit preserves

Going, going, scone ... over-zealous interpretation of EU rules have created a 'no jams land', Vince Cable, the business secretary, has said. Photograph: Tim Hill/Alamy It is a plot that even Lewis Carroll, the inspiration for endless sayings about...

 
Newly unearthed ITV play could be first ever gay television drama

Newly unearthed ITV play could be first ever gay television drama

The rediscovered drama South stars Peter Wyngarde (right) and Graydon Gould as the army officer he falls in love with. Photograph: British Film Institute It involves a dashing Polish army lieutenant exiled in the US deep south as civil war approaches...

 
Interview: Harry Hill, comedian and TV Burp star

Interview: Harry Hill, comedian and TV Burp star

He put the surreal into saturday night for a decade, but after calling time on TV Burp Harry Hill has a new project. A musical inspired by the X Factor. What else? There’s a funny moment when I arrive at the Battersea pub where I’m to interview Harry...

 
Tracy Chevalier on her new novel The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier on her new novel The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier heads back to America for a novel about slavery, Quakers and quilting. She sews it all together for Lee Randall You have to listen closely, but the sound is unmistakable: a soft pop, then the whisper as thread is pulled through taut...

 
StAnza: The poetry festival that almost never happened

StAnza: The poetry festival that almost never happened

SOMETIMES life throws you a curve-ball laced with irony. The organisers of the StAnza Poetry Festival had just printed their programme for 2013, with "legacy and place" as a central theme, when their flagship venue, The Byre Theatre, went...

 
Recipes: Calves’ liver Venetian style | Pigs’ liver with curried onions

Recipes: Calves’ liver Venetian style | Pigs’ liver with curried onions

It's tasty, versatile, nutritious and inexpensive. So why aren't more of us eating liver? There will be those amongst you who shudder on reading the word “liver” – but equally, there will be those whose spirits lift to see the subject of liver given...

 
Restaurant review: ORB Cafe, Edinburgh

Restaurant review: ORB Cafe, Edinburgh

MY aura is a bit out of whack. I imagine that it's usually a nice peachy colour but, recently, there are fusty-looking bits, which resemble the veins in a slab of Dunsyre Blue. ORB Cafe, 246 Morrison Street, Edinburgh 07580 002 5200, www.orbcafe.com...

 

Wine: Alsatian wine goes off the leash

FED up with sauvignon blanc and chardonnay? Head to Alsace in eastern France, my favourite region, for sensational whites made from pinot gris. Sandwiched between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine, Alsace is one of France’s warmest and driest...

 


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