News archive from 23 March 2013

Cyprus bailout deal closer after MPs vote for bank shake-up

Cyprus bailout deal closer after MPs vote for bank shake-up

Members of the parliament in Nicosia vote on the bill to restructure the island's banking sector. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images After a day of high drama, Cyprus's parliament approved legislation on Friday night to restructure its...

 

Snow closes all 89 Flintshire schools

EVERY school in Flintshire has now been closed after heavy snowfall, the county council has confirmed.Almost 200 schools - including 89 in Flintshire - and scores of roads have been shut in North and Mid Wales. Flintshire and Wrexham have been the...

 

BREAKING NEWS: Runcorn Widnes bridge shut after falling ice hits cars

RUNCORN Widnes bridge has shut after falling ice hit cars.Halton Borough Council said blocks of ice and snow falling had struck vehicles. Cheshire police said it will provide updates to the public in due course. Halton experienced heavy snow...

 

Jonathan Trew: Growing in skyscrapers may be answer

TRANSLATING a novel into dance can't be an easy feat. In fact, it brings to mind the Steve Martin quote (although it was probably Martin Mull who first said it) that "Writing about music is like dancing to architecture". So hats off to...

 

Roger Cox: ‘Cablecars small price to reduce car use’

A DISPUTE over a cable car linking ski resorts in Utah has ignited a fierce row about protecting wild spaces. “ONE guy called me a whore,” says Ted Wilson. “I was in a movie line one night with my wife, and this guy saw me and came over and said ‘You,...

 
Book reviews: The Undivided Past: History Beyond our Differences | Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the 20th Century

Book reviews: The Undivided Past: History Beyond our Differences | Fractured Times: Culture and Society in...

WE'RE living in an age of nice, soft history: easy to digest, easy to forget, won't change your mind or send you out to riot. The Undivided Past: History Beyond our Differences by David Cannadine Allen Lane, 336pp, £25 Fractured Times: Culture and...

 

Book reviews: Spy the Lie | A Death in the Family | The Heart Broke In

Our roundup of the latest releases Spy The Lie By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd And Susan Carnicero With Don Tennant (Icon Books, £8.99) *** Let’s say someone might have committed a crime. You’re asking him questions. Let’s say he’s OJ Simpson. How do...

 
Recommended reads for children in the Easter holidays

Recommended reads for children in the Easter holidays

Our roundup of the best reads for children of all ages. Babies and Toddlers Open Very Carefully (Nosy Crow, £10.99) by Nicola O’Byrne and Nick Bromley is the story of an interrupted fairy tale. A crocodile has somehow got into the story of the Ugly...

 

Book review: The Book of My Lives By Aleksandar Hemon

ALEKSANDAR Hemon is one of the most interesting and accomplished writers of first decades of the 21st century. The Book of My Lives By Aleksandar Hemon Picador, 214 pp, £20 The Bosnian-born author of The Lazarus Project, Nowhere Man, Love and...

 

Book review: Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

JARON Lanier is a computer scientist with dreadlocks and all the makings of a secular prophet. Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier 384pp, £20 Allen Lane, At the age of 13 he went to New Mexico State University, and in his twenties, when he was...

 
PSCO to teach scooter safety

PSCO to teach scooter safety

A local police community support officer is to teach primary school students about scooter safety. Scoot Safe has been designed by local (PCSO) Maria Fetherstone which will teache children to ride their scooter safely as well as maintenance such as...

 

It's the sun, as viewed from a back garden in High Wycombe: Amateur customer captures solar streaks in...

It's not bad for a picture taken in the back garden.The sun's fiery surface is captured in incredible detail from 93million miles away. The stunning shot was taken by 71-year-old Dave Tyler, a photographer and amateur astronomer.

 
Independence: Salmond to spell out ‘Yes’ campaign

Independence: Salmond to spell out ‘Yes’ campaign

ALEX Salmond will today attempt to show Scots why a Yes vote would allow the nation to seize its own destiny. An independent Scotland would not get dragged into “illegal” wars like Iraq, or have nuclear weapons dumped on its territory, while welfare...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Government insists UK gas supply will not run out

Government insists UK gas supply will not run out

THE UK's gas supplies will not run out, the government has insisted, as the cost of importing gas reached a record high. Ministers moved to reassure the public after reports said reserves were down to just two days’ consumption and energy firms and...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Alf Young: Banking on a very uncertain future

Alf Young: Banking on a very uncertain future

AT LAST we have it. Scotland's date with its constitutional destiny is to be Thursday, 18 September, 2014. The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will not be part of the festive hors d’oeuvre. Neither will the UK party autumn conferences, with their battery of...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 


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