News archive from 17 May 2014

Recipes: Neil Forbes’ great asparagus recipes

Recipes: Neil Forbes’ great asparagus recipes

THE new asparagus season is one of life's great culinary treats. Let Neil Forbes, chef director of Cafe St Honore, show you how to enjoy it It seems odd that we are quickly approaching the halfway point in the year when just a couple of months ago we...

 
Restaurant review: Osteria del Tempo Perso

Restaurant review: Osteria del Tempo Perso

I'VE lost a lot of time. Most recently, there were four hours that slipped down the back of the sofa when I was eating Minstrels and watching brain-atrophying telly. Osteria del Tempo Perso 208 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh (0131-221 1777,...

 
I spy: writer David Baldacci on secret contacts

I spy: writer David Baldacci on secret contacts

DAVID Baldacci uses his spy world contacts to give his thrillers the authentic touch. Now he's on a mission to tackle America's literacy crisis David Baldacci, the bestselling American author is telling me about his exploration of the tunnels under...

 
Fund managers failing to be truthful about charges

Fund managers failing to be truthful about charges

THE UK'S biggest fund firms still refuse to tell people exactly how much they're paying to invest even as the industry claims to be improving transparency. Experts have called on the City watchdog to take decisive action after it published a damning...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Claim SSE gives UK Olympic-sized economic lift

Claim SSE gives UK Olympic-sized economic lift

POWER supplier SSE has revealed analysis showing the group contributed £9.1 billion to the British economy last year - a move likely to be seen as helping to overcome criticism of utility companies. The report, produced by “big four” accountant PwC...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Lothian Buses chief pockets £270,000 after profits

Lothian Buses chief pockets £270,000 after profits

LOTHIAN Buses, the UK's largest publicly-owned bus operator, has hailed its most successful year's trading in recent history after a rise in passenger numbers helped to drive up profits by 7.8 per cent last year. The group, majority owned by City of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
David Cameron: London is an asset for Scotland

David Cameron: London is an asset for Scotland

DAVID Cameron has claimed that London is a "precious asset" for the whole of the UK, on the second day of his trip to Scotland. The Prime Minister argued that the wealth generated by the UK capital’s status as a financial centre benefited...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Politics
 
Dawn French tells Graham Norton about the time she got a kiss from Brad Pitt

Dawn French tells Graham Norton about the time she got a kiss from Brad Pitt

Dawn, 56, told the story of her encounter with Pitt, 50, star of World War Z, on the BBC's Graham Norton Show last night. She and her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders were in a restaurant when Monty Python's Terry Gilliam walked in with the actor, who...

 
Dolly Parton backs pop wild child Miley Cyrus

Dolly Parton backs pop wild child Miley Cyrus

Dolly, 68, is occasionally shocked by some of the artistic decisions of the former teen actress, who starred in the teen musical comedy film and TV series Hannah Montana but says she respects her as a confident and able young woman. “I'll never say...

 
Olympic hero Victoria Pendleton peddles her way into Emmerdale cameo

Olympic hero Victoria Pendleton peddles her way into Emmerdale cameo

The 33-year-old cycling star is to make a guest appearance in ITV soap Emmerdale. The retired Velodrome star, who has also been a contestant on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, will visit the village ahead of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France...

 
Scotland to build first ever floating wind farm

Scotland to build first ever floating wind farm

THE world's first floating offshore wind farm could be built in Scotland, it has emerged. Experts say the move would help promote the country’s reputation as a global leader in offshore wind production. It is claimed that placing turbines on...

 

White House calls China's actions in Vietnam dispute provocative

"We consider that act provocative and we consider it one that undermines the goal that we share, which is peaceful resolution of these disputes and general stability in the region," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at his regularly...

 
MARKET REPORT: Kenya terror fears hit TUI Travel

MARKET REPORT: Kenya terror fears hit TUI Travel

Shares dropped 16p to 407.p as the group's Thomson and First Choice tour operators cancelled flights to Mombasa until October after the Foreign Office advised against all but essential travel to the country. Satellite operator Inmarsat fell 4p to...

 
HR Giger: Macabre-loving monster maker

HR Giger: Macabre-loving monster maker

Moviegoers have artist HR Giger to thank for designing the hellish creature that does battle with Sigourney Weaver. The creature, made up of human and mechanical elements, was described by the film's director Sir Ridley Scott as “one of the best...

 
Rev's Tom Hollander on playing Dylan Thomas

Rev's Tom Hollander on playing Dylan Thomas

And Death Shall Have No Dominion is one of Dylan Thomas's most famous poems. His words have certainly rung true when it comes to the legacy of his work, which, more than 60 years after his death, continues to intrigue and captivate readers all over...

 


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