News archive from 21 March 2015

Union leader warns right to strike is in jeopardy if Conservatives win election

Union leader warns right to strike is in jeopardy if Conservatives win election

The leader of Britain's biggest trade union has warned that the right to strike is "hanging by a thread" and faces further attacks if the Conservatives win the general election. Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said the time had...

 
When we build new homes we must also build communities

When we build new homes we must also build communities

Your valuable article on the housing crisis (“Britain’s housing crisis is a human disaster. Here are 10 ways to solve it”, News) misses a few key points. First, developers and the government moan about the planning process. Yet Canterbury, along with...

 

Pele: Why Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo... Steven Gerrard would get in my World XI and why...

Sat inside a crammed central London sandwich shop, Pele flashes those world-renowned pearly whites. After the week Lionel Messi’s had, football’s greatest ever knew exactly what was coming. ‘I never saw myself play, but I think I was the better...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

The singers of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus are voters too

Keith Bruce The launch of the Edinburgh International Festival had more than one new face on the platform on Wednesday morning. As well as the EIF's new director, Fergus Linehan, the somewhat abrupt departure from local politics of the familiar...

 

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The project is entitled the Glasgow New Music Expedition, and is the brainchild of Richard Greer, a quietly-spoken but questing and authoritative composer and musician. Its mission is to perform only new music written by Scottish-based composers....

 
The story of the Wilfred Owen violin

The story of the Wilfred Owen violin

[italics]Full ninety autumns has this ancient beech Helped with its myriad leafy tongues to swell The dirges of the deep-toned western gale, And ninety times hath all its power of speech Loading article content Been stricken dumb, at sound of winter's...

 

Review: RSA New Contemporaries 2015, Edinburgh

He was naked as a jay bird. Not a virtual hair on his luminous body. Even his head was creamily shiny, like a hard-boiled egg. His eyes were a bit off-to-the-side too and, disconcertingly, he kept scratching his chest. His name was Avatar.Loading...

 
Magne Furuholmen: From A-Ha to Art

Magne Furuholmen: From A-Ha to Art

Looking better, perhaps, than he did in the days before he was an artist, in the days when he was in one of the biggest pop bands in the planet. You don't recognise him? Rewind the face 30 years and put a bouffant eighties haircut on him (not quite a...

 
Magne Furuholmen: From A-Ha to Art

Magne Furuholmen: From A-Ha to Art

Looking better, perhaps, than he did in the days before he was an artist, in the days when he was in one of the biggest pop bands in the planet. You don't recognise him? Rewind the face 30 years and put a bouffant eighties haircut on him (not quite a...

 

Arsene Wenger urges a clamp down on confronting referees

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has spoken of his concern over the "pretty scary increase" in such incidents, which have been highlighted recently in games such as when Chelsea's players surrounded referee Bjorn Kuipers during their...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 

The glove story behind Bain's reunion with his former mentor

The Dundee goalkeeper was released by Aberdeen five years ago after the club ask him to assume the role of deputy to Jamie Langfield, his opposite number this afternoon. It was, he insisted, a manoeuvre which, as an 18-year-old required to move from...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 

Broken dreams and below-par form have made Wallace wonder whether he was right to stay at Rangers

He admits he has not made the progress as a player that he had hoped. Should he fail to instigate a change in Rangers' crumbling season and somehow haul them out of the SPFL Championship, he will regard the last three years as a waste. Loading article...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 

Deila hopes Denayer could yet stay at Celtic

Prudent player recruitment will be vital if he is to steer the club back into the Champions League group stage after the disappointment of this season, when Celtic blew not one but two chances to do so. Even then, however, it is done with one eye on...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 

Messi v Ronaldo: a rivalry fuelled by the other

On Wednesday, the Argentine produced a European performance so impressive it made elite-level professionals look like amateurs, dribbling and nutmegging Manchester City players at will as if operating in a different field of gravity. As Camp Nou...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 

Fans want answers as McCall confirms Rangers still have to pay for loan signings who won't play

The news has been met with dismay by supporters' groups, who are demanding answers on who conducted the players' medical examinations prior to them arriving at the end of the January transfer window and fear the agreements covering the players'...

The Herald, 00:32 in Sport
 


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