News archive from 23 March 2014, page 1

Comment: Changed times make new Cold War unlikely

Comment: Changed times make new Cold War unlikely

WE ARE, it seems, about to be embraced by the chill wind of a new Cold War. Nearly 25 years after the dramatic demise of the Iron Curtain brought an end to an East-West nuclear stand-off that had defined much of the post-Second World War era, another...

 
Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm air base in Crimea

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm air base in Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air base in Crimea late yesterday, firing shots and smashing down concrete walls with armoured vehicles, in a purge of forces loyal to Kiev in the new breakaway state. An armoured vehicle also smashed open the...

 
China: Michelle Obama praises freedom of information

China: Michelle Obama praises freedom of information

UNITED States First Lady Michelle Obama told students in China - who face some of the world's tightest internet restrictions - that freedom of speech and access to information make nations stronger and should be considered universal rights. In a...

 
Hamas leader’s son shot dead in Israeli raid

Hamas leader’s son shot dead in Israeli raid

ISRAELI troops killed three Palestinians - including the son of a Hamas leader - in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a West Bank town yesterday. The violence came amid a recent rise in clashes in the West...

 
Dark Sky chief quit over wind farm pressure

Dark Sky chief quit over wind farm pressure

THE former manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory (SDSO) has claimed he was forced to resign after being pressured by the landowner to publicly oppose wind farm

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: SNP fudge over pension plan

Scottish independence: SNP fudge over pension plan

THE SNP last night sidestepped the debate on George Osborne's pension revolution by refusing to say whether they would back plans to 
allow pensioners to cash in their retirement funds. With Labour indicating that it supports the plans in...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Devil is in the lack of detail

Euan McColm: Devil is in the lack of detail

DETAIL is overrated in politics. It's not unimportant but neither is it the be all and end all. We voters want the reassurance of detail but we also respond to simple (simplistic, even) messages that might tell us little but reassure or

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Comment: Labour bid To shift to Left is risky move

Comment: Labour bid To shift to Left is risky move

Tony Benn may have passed on, but it appears that his left-wing legacy has been reclaimed by Labour. Throughout the party leader Ed Miliband’s response to George Osborne’s budget and his speech at the Scottish conference in Perth, the language of the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Striking shortlist for Scotland’s grand designs ticks all the boxes

Striking shortlist for Scotland’s grand designs ticks all the boxes

Eyecatching offices made from shipping containers, a brightly coloured northern

 
Dominic Jeff: Shaky foundation for recovery

Dominic Jeff: Shaky foundation for recovery

the chancellor's extension of help to buy is a boost for the builders, but the lift could be short term and there are risks in creating an artificial demand, writes Dominic Jeff CITY traders had been braced for a further deterioration in the market...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Kristy Dorsey: City Deal promises regeneration

Kristy Dorsey: City Deal promises regeneration

BURIED away in last week's Budget - and barely mentioned in the ensuing coverage - was news of "good progress" in setting up a scheme to revive Greater Glasgow's ageing infrastructure. Spearheaded by the city council, authorities across the...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
FICTION: The She in Me by Deborah McKinlay

FICTION: The She in Me by Deborah McKinlay

Three days after Pippa Drury threw her husband out of the house, she threw half a set of wedding-present wine glasses at the kitchen wall. Then she telephoned her mother. Crossing the room, dialling, she felt the crunch of shattered crystal beneath...

 
Blithe Spirit review – Angela Lansbury's happy medium

Blithe Spirit review – Angela Lansbury's happy medium

‘Sharp-edged’: Serena Evans, Charles Edwards, Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee and Simon Jones in Blithe Spirit. Photograph: Marilyn Kingwill She strides on in plaid tweeds, and shimmies around in a bespangled gilet. Under a sparkling hair-net, bright...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Early warning sign system for Scots heart patients

Early warning sign system for Scots heart patients

A SYSTEM to react quickly to patients whose condition is deteriorating has been linked to a dramatic drop in cardiac arrests at a Scottish hospital. Following the success of a team of Critical Care Outreach nurse specialists at Borders General...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health
 
Funds raised by Isle shoppers

Funds raised by Isle shoppers

Shoppers have helped to raise vital funds for groups across the Isle. Members of Lincolnshire Co-op have raised £45,135 for 84 good causes in the last three months, just by doing their shopping. The Community Champions scheme sees every one of the...

 


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