News archive from 20 October 2014

Judi Dench ‘learns poem a day to keep mind active’

Judi Dench ‘learns poem a day to keep mind active’

SHE played the sharp-witted head of British secret service, and now Dame Judi Dench has revealed she learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active as she advances in years. The Oscar-winning actress, who suffers from macular degeneration...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Europe ‘must double funding’ in Ebola fight

Europe ‘must double funding’ in Ebola fight

THE UK government has called for other wealthy countries to do more to combat the spread of Ebola in west Africa, with EU leaders urged to double their funding in the fight to £800 million. The plea comes after one of the doctors who discovered the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Experts grow human intestine in lab

Experts grow human intestine in lab

SCIENTISTS have grown human intestines from stem cells in a laboratory for the first time, paving the way for new treatment of life-threatening and chronic illnesses such as Crohn's disease and some cancers. The scientists, from the 
Intestinal...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital

Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital

Elderly patients are being asked to pay two-thirds of their state pension upfront for transport to hospital appointments in Glasgow. Residents of Kintyre are asked for £80 if they need to go to a Glasgow appointment and £60 to travel to Lorn and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 

Alan Pardew teases Mike Ashley over 'cheap telly' which disrupted start of Newcastle game... but expresses...

Alan Pardew joked with owner Mike Ashley about the ‘cheap telly’ which threatened to postpone the game, but they both knew that the subsequent victory had been priceless. Ashley made his first visit to the home dressing-room in more than four years to...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Manchester City fans plan to 'rent out' flat in apartment block overlooking CSKA Moscow stadium for...

Sixteen Manchester City fans are planning to ‘rent out’ a flat in an apartment block overlooking CSKA Moscow’s so they can watch their side in the Champions League on Tuesday night. UEFA have banned the sale of tickets and ordered the match to be...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 
Political fears dent UK economy growth

Political fears dent UK economy growth

Britain's economy is poised for a sharp slowdown next year amid political uncertainty at home and abroad, a top think-tank today warned. Publishing its autumn forecast, the influential EY Item Club predicted that gross domestic product (GDP) would...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Focus on retail and impact of mild weather

Focus on retail and impact of mild weather

The retail sector will be firmly in the spotlight as corporate updates from the likes of Asos and Debenhams give further clues of the impact that the mild autumn weather has had on the sector. Given that there are suspicions that a single unseasonably...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Aldi putting some fizz into Scottish brewing

Aldi putting some fizz into Scottish brewing

Beer festivals seem to be two-a-penny these days. However, discount retailer Aldi should be congratulated for its efforts to promote the best of Scottish brewing. It has just kicked off its fifth in-store extravaganza as demand for something a bit...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Comment: Slow and steady to counter volatility

Comment: Slow and steady to counter volatility

Unnerved by last week's wild swings in the markets? Bond prices have jumped and shares have plunged. This is my conviction, and I have good reason to hold to it - buy equities, sell bonds. Even for long-term investors determined not to be panicked by...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Gary Haigh, Miller Brands UK

Monday Interview: Gary Haigh, Miller Brands UK

THE smoking ban in pubs was one of the best things that ever happened to a time-warped, women-unfriendly pubs industry, believes Gary Haigh, the managing director of Miller Brands UK (MBUK). Some might think it a controversial view given that the ban...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

TOWIE's Charlie Sims has a Ross from Friends moment with ridiculous fake tan

Charlie Sims had a Ross from Friends moment in this week's TOWIE when a spray tan went a little awry. Girlfriend Ferne McCann and "pal' Mario Falcone were supposedly helping Charlie with some self-esteem issues by giving him a fake glow, but it...

Metro, 00:07 in Showbiz
 

Martin Murray lined up as potential opponent for Gennady Golovkin if he beats Domenico Spada in Monte Carlo 

Martin Murray is potentially one victory away from a clash with middleweight knockout artist Gennady Golovkin.  The Kazakh stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round in Los Angeles on Saturday night, his 18th consecutive early finish. And the...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Wallabies in coach crisis as Ewen McKenzie's shock resignation leaves Australia in the lurch before...

Australia are desperately seeking a new coach for their European tour following Ewen McKenzie’s shock resignation on Saturday. The Wallabies are due to fly north on Friday but their preparations were plunged into crisis as McKenzie abruptly ended his...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 

Spectacular and unlikely triumphs continue on the European Tour as Mikko Ilonen shocks with a win over...

Following the assured certainty of Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles last month, it has become an autumn filled with spectacular and unlikely triumphs on the European Tour. First there was Oliver Wilson’s stirring victory at the Dunhill Links...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 


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