News archive from 18 December 2016

The Apprentice final 2016: Alana Spencer reveals why she REJECTED gift from Claude Littner

The Apprentice final 2016: Alana Spencer reveals why she REJECTED gift from Claude Littner

After weeks of gruelling tasks, and even more gruelling team mates, Alana, 24, cooked up the perfect recipe with her cake making business plan to storm it all the way into tonight’s final against novelty gift inventor Courtney Wood, 29.  Both...

 
The Apprentice final 2016: ‘I didn’t think Alana would make it’ Courtney slams rival

The Apprentice final 2016: ‘I didn’t think Alana would make it’ Courtney slams rival

This evening, either novelty gift inventor Courtney, 29, or cake maker Alana, 24, will become the latest recipient of Lord Alan Sugar’s £250,000 investment.  However, while Alana knew immediately that Courtney was her “strongest” contender, he wasn’t...

 
Emmerdale spoiler: Will dementia sufferer Ashley Thomas get a happy Christmas?

Emmerdale spoiler: Will dementia sufferer Ashley Thomas get a happy Christmas?

Ashley (played by John Middleton) was diagnosed with stroke-related early onset vascular dementia last year. Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has been seen struggling to cope with her husband's illness as his health is rapidly declining. Recently...

 
Call The Midwife nuns face UNHOLY row over use of smart phones during filming

Call The Midwife nuns face UNHOLY row over use of smart phones during filming

Judy Parfitt, who plays gentle Sister Monica Joan in the much-loved TV show, says she is so sick of her co-stars fiddling with their mobiles between takes, she lets rip with expletive-riddled rants.  Even Jenny Agutter, who plays nun in charge Sister...

 
Emmerdale’s dementia storyline receives ‘extraordinary response’ from fans

Emmerdale’s dementia storyline receives ‘extraordinary response’ from fans

He hopes it will prompt the Government into pouring more money into tackling the condition.  John Middleton has played Ashley Thomas for 20 years, but 13 months ago his character was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.  In a ground-breaking episode...

 
Ghostly past returns to haunt Sherlock this festive season

Ghostly past returns to haunt Sherlock this festive season

Ghosts from the past are returning to shatter their peace this festive season.  Dr Watson, played by Martin Freeman, cradles a baby, while opposite sits Benedict Cumberbatch’s pensive Sherlock Holmes in a curious scene from the new series.  Series...

 

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi to share electric car platform: Nikkei

Nissan Motor Co (7201.T), Renault SA (RENA.PA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) will combine their electric vehicle platforms in an effort to slash prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars, the Nikkei newspaper said. The...

 
Coronation Street spoiler: Nick Tilsley ATTACKS Peter Barlow in a jealous rage over Leanne

Coronation Street spoiler: Nick Tilsley ATTACKS Peter Barlow in a jealous rage over Leanne

Things take a dramatic turn on December 25 when Nick Tilsley (played by Ben Price) spots Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) looking suspicious. Realising the Bros tape is missing from its drawer, the former confronts his girlfriend Leanne Battersby's ex,...

 
Do not wash your hands of NHS and social care problems, MPs told

Do not wash your hands of NHS and social care problems, MPs told

The devolution of power to local authorities and mayors should not be used as an excuse by central government to wash its hands of responsibility of key services such as the NHS and social care, a cross-party committee of MPs has said. Social care...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
The Apprentice made us tough bosses say Lord Sugar's finalists

The Apprentice made us tough bosses say Lord Sugar's finalists

Essex boy Courtney hopes that his novelty goods business plan will win him the £250,000 investment from Sugar in tonight’s series final. The 29-year old is going head to head with cake maker Alana Spencer, 24. Courtney faced criticism throughout the...

 
Game Of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce on new BBC drama To Walk Invisible

Game Of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce on new BBC drama To Walk Invisible

Who do you play? I play the father of the Brontë family, Patrick Brontë. He’s the minister in Haworth. I knew nothing about him, only of his daughters and their writing. What is To Walk Invisible about? It’s about an extraordinary family. Three very...

 

Scottish Government pledge £10m extra for mental health care

The Scottish Government yesterday said an additional £10 million will be invested to fund new ways of supporting mental health patients in primary care. The funding, confirmed in last week’s draft Budget statement, is part of the Scottish Government’s...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
TV round-up: Who Do You Think You Are? and In Plain Sight

TV round-up: Who Do You Think You Are? and In Plain Sight

She’s so fascinating that she was last week rewarded with a free family history from the licence-fee payer in Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, Thursday). And it really was all about her in the end, that’s Cheryl No-Surname.  She likes a...

 

Critics slam economic failures on SNP’s ‘report card’

The Scottish Government has been accused of failing to deliver on the economy, health and education after a report showed it is not meeting some of its own key performance indicators. An official government document entitled “Scotland’s Performs”,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 

Funding for concessionary travel facing £10 million cuts

Funding for concessionary travel for older people will be cut by almost £10 million next year, analysis of the SNP’s budget has shown. Labour yesterday claimed the cut will raise concerns that vital bus routes that older people depend on will be cut...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Politics
 


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