News archive from 18 September 2015

Robert Forster: Songs To Play review – songs that creep up and throttle you

A new album by Robert Forster is almost always a challenge before it becomes a pleasure. For a start, there’s that voice, which hits less notes than Lou Reed on a less than perfect day. Which means there isn’t a great deal of melody, unlike the songs...

 

MegaBrew merger refreshes parts of the City other deals fail to reach

The temptation is to think that, just because a deal has been rumoured for ages, it’s bound to happen. In the case of Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s plan to buy SABMiller to form a $275bn brewing colossus, most of the City seems to have rushed to that...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 

Lidl to pay 9,000 staff the full living wage

Lidl has said it will pay 9,000 of its UK workers at least the full living wage from next month as the first major high street name to embrace the higher pay campaign. The German-owned supermarket chain said the move represented an average pay rise of...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 

Bank with interest rates linked to Facebook likes to launch in UK

A German bank that allows customers to set their savings rates based on its number of likes on Facebook will launch in the UK on Friday. Fidor – derived from the Latin word for trust – does not have any branches and is part of a new wave of banks...

Guardian, 00:01 in Business
 
Hull City: 'Classy Mo Diame will soon be back to best' says Steve Bruce

Hull City: 'Classy Mo Diame will soon be back to best' says Steve Bruce

HULL City fans' favourite Mohamed Diame will soon be back to his vintage best, according to manager Steve Bruce. Diame continues to make encouraging progress from an eight-month injury absence and produced his most telling performance yet as City won...

 
Retired minister died after he slipped from harness during attempted rescue by Royal Navy on Loch Fyne

Retired minister died after he slipped from harness during attempted rescue by Royal Navy on Loch Fyne

A RETIRED minister died after he slipped from a harness during an attempted rescue by the Royal Navy on Loch Fyne. Dr Bill Murdoch, 64, was fishing on his own on the Loch on September 7. The emergency services were alerted when he fell into the water....

 
Keown: Arsenal's season hinges on the outcome of Saturday's game against Chelsea

Keown: Arsenal's season hinges on the outcome of Saturday's game against Chelsea

The Gunners take on the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Arsene Wenger's men, who recorded a 2-0 victory over Stoke in their last league outing, go into the game in west London on the back of an embarrassing Champions League defeat to...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Claudio Ranieri reveals his plan to fix Leicester's leaky defence

Claudio Ranieri reveals his plan to fix Leicester's leaky defence

The Italian can't moan too much with his unbeaten team second in the Premier League. But Ranieri admits he's thinking of asking keeper Kasper Schmeichel if he's got something against Italian food. The Foxes boss promised his squad a trip to a pizza...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Chelsea should axe Cesc Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic and Diego Costa for their Premier League clash with...

A local derby against Arsenal is not the fixture that Chelsea fans would have been hoping for after their worst start in Premier League history. With three defeats in five games few players have met expectations with their performances. Indeed,...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Twilight zone: Arctic island in eclipse wins astronomy photo award

An awe-inspiring landscape featuring a total eclipse of the sun has secured the title of astronomy photographer of the year for Luc Jamet. Announced at a ceremony at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Thursday night, the French photographer beat more...

 

Westlife singer Shane Filan: My six best albums

MICHAEL JACKSON: Bad (Epic) This is the first album I ever bought and it's also my favourite of all time. It's from the time when I first started loving music. It has hit after hit on it and I played it every day - my mother used to go mad. Michael...

 

The Brothers actress Liza Goddard: My six best books

INTO THE FIRE by Manda Scott Bantam, £14.99 I've read her Boudica quartet twice but this one weaves a mystery about who Joan of Arc really was with a modern mystery set in Orléans. It combines the two things I love most: thrillers and historical...

 

Book review: In Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth

At 77 and as the author of 13 bestsellers such as The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol and The Day Of The Jackal, Forsyth is laying down his pen. But at heart he remains a reporter and retains the successful hack's necessary qualities: insatiable...

 

Book review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury

The Heart Goes Last is the Canadian author's first standalone novel since the Booker Prize winning The Blind Assassin back in 2000. What started out as four short stories has now been edited into one gripping read that acts as a warning and social...

 

Book review: I'll never write my memoirs by Grace Jones

I knew little about the enigmatic chanteuse beyond her hits - on record and on Russell Harty - and thought of her as a robotic performer, devoid of emotion but with heaps of cutting-edge style. So her book comes as a revelation. Born in Jamaica into a...

 


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