News archive from 17 December 2012

One man’s 15-year labour of love has resurrected salmon stocks in the River Carron

One man’s 15-year labour of love has resurrected salmon stocks in the River Carron

BOB KINDNESS is a dedicated man. For more than 15 years he has been spending seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year by the side of a Wester Ross river, trying to return it to its former glory as one of the best places to fish for salmon in Scotland....

 
Scotsman’s Stuart Kelly to join Booker Prize judges panel

Scotsman’s Stuart Kelly to join Booker Prize judges panel

STUART Kelly, a regular book reviewer for The Scotsman and a former literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, has been selected as one of the judges for next year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Kelly, 40, will join BBC presenter Martha Kearney, writer...

 
Jackie Bird reveals how she came within three hours of death

Jackie Bird reveals how she came within three hours of death

NEWS presenter Jackie Bird twice came within hours of death and her family were called to her hospital bedside to say their final goodbyes after she suffered a twisted bowel last month, she has revealed. Speaking publicly about her illness for the...

 
‘I’d love to help the dancers more’ says Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell

‘I’d love to help the dancers more’ says Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell says she finds it frustrating to be stuck behind the judges' desk, and she would prefer to be more "hands-on" as a judge. The former ballerina also says in an interview with Hello! magazine that she...

 
Theatre review: Cinderella - Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Theatre review: Cinderella - Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

IT WAS a fine thing to be at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr last Friday night, for the gala reopening of one of Scotland's most beautiful small theatres - like a miniature Edinburgh King's, but with even more warmth and jollity. Cinderella Gaiety Theatre,...

 
On the warpath: Scotland’s 39 key battlefields

On the warpath: Scotland’s 39 key battlefields

AFTER three years of work, a new inventory of Scotland's battlefields has been unveiled by Historic Scotland. Eleven sites deemed to be of significant historical and archaeological value were added to the list yesterday, bringing the total of...

 
I'VE BEEN CONNED SAYS GARY CAHILL

I'VE BEEN CONNED SAYS GARY CAHILL

FURIOUS Gary Cahill last night lashed out at Corinthians star Emerson for play-acting to get him sent off. Cahill saw red in the 90th minute as Chelsea lost the Club World Cup Final to the Brazil giants, following a 69th-minute goal from Paolo...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
RBS could face £350m fine from US watchdog as decision looms on Libor

RBS could face £350m fine from US watchdog as decision looms on Libor

ROYAL Bank of Scotland (RBS) remained tight-lipped last night amid speculation that it will take a hit of £350 million from transatlantic regulators for its role in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. It was reported that RBS – 82 per cent owned by the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
MICHAEL LAUDRUP'S REF RAGE AFTER MICHU KO

MICHAEL LAUDRUP'S REF RAGE AFTER MICHU KO

FUMING Michael Laudrup blasted referee Mike Dean and his assistants in an X-rated rant after admitting he feared Swansea star Michu had been seriously injured.Laudrup Swans boss Laudrup hit out at the offi cials for not stopping play after Michu...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Lloyds to sell its stake in George Hotel owner

LLOYDS Banking Group is in talks to sell its non-core 30 per cent stake in hotel and conference centre chain Principal Hayley, whose venues include the George Hotel in Edinburgh. In part of a wider deal, the suitor for Principal Hayley is understood...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
MAROUANE FELLAINI BIG BAN ESCAPE

MAROUANE FELLAINI BIG BAN ESCAPE

MAROUANE FELLAINI will be hit with a £150,000 fine by furious Everton boss David Moyes today. But the Toffees striker is expected to escape with just a three-match ban from the FA after headbutting Stoke's Ryan Shawcross. The Everton boss is...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
CORINTHIANS 1 - CHELSEA 0: TORR BLIMEY, YOU'VE BLOWN IT AGAIN

CORINTHIANS 1 - CHELSEA 0: TORR BLIMEY, YOU'VE BLOWN IT AGAIN

THIS time there was no Didier Drogba to rescue Chelsea. Instead it was Fernando Torres - and the £50m striker flopped once again. Rewind seven months and the Blues are 1-0 down in the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena,...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
TOTTENHAM 1 - SWANSEA 0: BIG JAN VERTONGHEN AVERTS DANGER

TOTTENHAM 1 - SWANSEA 0: BIG JAN VERTONGHEN AVERTS DANGER

AFTER all the late pain, Tottenham finally enjoyed some late joy against Swansea. Defender Jan Vertonghen popped up with a 75th-minute winner to fire Spurs back up to fourth. Vertonghen swept in his first Premier League goal from Kyle Walker's...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
BRIAN MCDERMOTT BACKS ARSENE WENGER

BRIAN MCDERMOTT BACKS ARSENE WENGER

BRIAN McDERMOTT has backed former club Arsenal to emerge from their slump to secure a top-four finish. McDermott's relegation-threatened Reading take on the Gunners tonight with both clubs going through unrest. But McDermott rejected claims that...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
PONT MAKES A POINT

PONT MAKES A POINT

PONT Alexandre made all to land the Grade One Navan Novice Hurdle at the Irish track yesterday. He was one of four victories for jockey Ruby Walsh, who was also successful on Boston Bob, Wingtips and Matsukaze. Pont Alexandre was making his debut for...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 


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