News archive from 22 August 2015

Andy Murray warms up for US Open by reaching Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

After a week playing in the dark, with thunder and lightning for occasional companions, Andy Murray burst into the warm midwest sunlight on Friday afternoon and heads for New York this week with renewed vigour and a smile on his face. The glow of...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Thousands of Jaguar Land Rover cars destroyed in China explosions

Thousands of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars worth hundreds of millions of pounds are feared to have been destroyed in the huge dockside explosions that ripped through the Chinese port of Tianjin last week. The explosions are estimated to have killed 114...

 

International Slavery Museum hosts remembrance lecture for Liverpool anti-racist activist

A British-Nigerian broadcaster was guest speaker at tonight’s remembrance lecture for a Liverpool anti-racist campaigner - after Nelson Mandela’s grandson announced he could no longer attend. Broadcaster, film-maker and historian, David Olusoga,...

 
Art review: On Fun + Friction, Glasgow

Art review: On Fun + Friction, Glasgow

THE figure of Steven Campbell, the brilliantly talented maverick Glasgow painter, still looms large over art in Scotland some eight years after his untimely death in 2007 at the age of 54. He was visually voracious, intellectually and emotionally...

 
McCall Smith to keep writing 44 Scotland Street

McCall Smith to keep writing 44 Scotland Street

IT STARTED life a decade ago in the pages of The Scotsman and has gone onto to become the world's longest-running serial novel. Now Alexander McCall Smith has revealed he will keep writing his 44 Scotland Street stories - because he cannot bear to...

 
Time for banks to offer more than iPods for students

Time for banks to offer more than iPods for students

Financial security is the best selling point, not the flash freebies, writes Jeff Salway Students succumbing to the account opening sweeteners offered by the high street banks could end up paying the price in the form of hefty overdraft charges. The...

 

It's a wrap: Kaftans for your last-minute summer style

LEFT Bikini top, £69, Mileti Blue snakeprint kaftan, £297, Elizabeth Hurley Beach Gold necklace, £140, ChloBo Bracelet, £10, Accessorize RIGHT Kaftan, £139.99, Zara Bikini top, £94, Melissa Odabash Gold and turquoise necklace, £16.50, Freedom at...

 
Most Scots want smoking ban in playgrounds

Most Scots want smoking ban in playgrounds

THE majority of people in Scotland think smoking should be banned in playgrounds and many would welcome other outdoor smoke-free places too, according to new research. A survey found a majority would back a ban in playgrounds and other outdoor areas...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 

Shimla Jewellery, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge: The best things we want this week

DRESS Make a statement in summer florals. Dress, £55, sunglasses, £20, shoes, £22; all Very.co.uk WATCH This will help keep you on time and on trend. £25, Oasis (oasis-stores.com) EARRINGS Get instant glam with these statement drops. £8, M&Co...

 
Baby offers lifeline to cancer-stricken sister

Baby offers lifeline to cancer-stricken sister

A FOUR-year-old girl fighting cancer has been handed a potential lifeline after her baby sister beat odds of 25-1 to be a match for stem cell treatment. The family of Agatha King were overjoyed to discover that blood cells taken from newborn baby...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 

Celebrity Secrets: Katherine Kelly shares her beauty tips

Which beauty products do you swear by? I love the Sarah Chapman Skinesis range. It has totally transformed my skin. I've also recently discovered the Aromachologie collection by L'Occitane - the Rebalancing Massage Cream soothes my legs after a long...

 
Scientists discover chestnut that can stop MRSA

Scientists discover chestnut that can stop MRSA

SWEET chestnut tree leaves contain chemicals that can tame the MRSA superbug, research has shown. The compounds “disarm” Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and stop them producing harmful toxins, say scientists. Yet they do not appear to boost levels of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 

The bee's knees: Treat yourself to these honey-based beauty products

Good Things Manuka Honey Refining Scrub £4.99, Boots stores and boots.com This gentle face scrub contains natural ingredients, including oatmeal to exfoliate, sweet almond oil to moisturise and manuka honey to balance pH levels, neutralise free...

 

Make waves at home: Summer accessories for your house

LEFT George Home at Asda's nautical inspired bed linen features a quirky anchor design and costs £12 for a double set, while the cushions are from £5 each and the Baltic double bed is £149. It has a wooden-slatted base and a sleek, contemporary design...

 

Moody blues: Late summer's coolest colour

Graham & Brown lit arrow £59, Very (0844 822 2321, very.co.uk) Bracelet £15, Accessorize (020 3372 3053, uk.accessorize.com) Bubble jug £28, Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com) Bra £79; briefs, £39, both Silent Assembly (silentassembly.co.uk) NC Marc...

 


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