News archive from 23 June 2013

NHS trusts chief faces resign calls

Jun 22 2013 A senior NHS official faced calls to resign over his links to a scandal-hit hospital trust where mothers and babies died. Mike Farrar, who heads the body representing NHS trusts, was in charge of North West Strategic Health Authority...

 
Charles Saatchi ‘would be in Scots court’

Charles Saatchi ‘would be in Scots court’

MILLIONAIRE art collector Charles Saatchi would have been taken to court if he had grabbed his wife Nigella Lawson's throat at a restaurant in Scotland, the police chief in charge of tackling domestic violence north of the Border has said. Chief...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Blow for George Osborne as Britain borrows more

Blow for George Osborne as Britain borrows more

Chancellor George Osborne's deficit-busting plans suffered an embarrassing blow after revised official figures showed government borrowing increased in the past financial year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed public sector net...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

Scottish independence: Leaving UK ‘will weaken defence’

THE Scot who led British forces in Afghanistan has warned that an independent Scotland could not provide the same protection to its citizens as they receive from being part of the UK, leaving them more vulnerable to terrorism and cyber-attack. In a...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 

War artist shot by Taleban sniper, says wife

A WAR artist attached to the British Army has been shot by a Taleban sniper in Afghanistan, his wife said. Graeme Lothian, 53, was shot in the left arm and hand last weekend, Sameena Shakoor said. He was brought back to the UK on Wednesday and...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Jeremy Forrest: Schoolgirl ‘still loves’ abductor

Jeremy Forrest: Schoolgirl ‘still loves’ abductor

A schoolgirl abducted by a paedophile teacher has spoken out about how she still loves him, and has insisted that she had been old enough to make decisions for herself. Jeremy Forrest, 30, was jailed for five-and-a-half years on Friday for child...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Government has let a culture of poor health care flourish

Government has let a culture of poor health care flourish

Jeremy Hunt and fellow politicians must take responsibility for setting the direction of the NHS. Photograph: Rex Features Accusations of poor and dangerous care, cover-ups and scandal – this has been a week in which the NHS has again been buffeted....

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Amy Winehouse was killed by bulimia, not drugs, says her brother

Amy Winehouse was killed by bulimia, not drugs, says her brother

Amy Winehouse performing in 2007, four years before her death. “What really killed her was the bulimia,” said Alex Winehouse. Photograph: James McCauley / Rex Features Amy Winehouse, whose life was dogged by drug and alcohol abuse, was killed by an...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Film review: Blackbird

Film review: Blackbird

Who better for the young hero of a Highland film to look up to than piper, comic and star of Gaelic TV, Norman Maclean, asks Siobhan Synnot? FOR monoglot Scottish TV viewers, nothing combined bemusement with jealousy quite as successfully as Tormod...

 
Album review: Kanye West, Yeezus

Album review: Kanye West, Yeezus

THREE tracks into his new album, Kanye West cuts to the chase with a song called I Am A God, dripping with arrogance and horribly self-assured. The French cafe routine is laughable and a little ludicrous - "hurry up with my damn croissants"...

 
Clements Ribeiro: Couture with a cutting edge

Clements Ribeiro: Couture with a cutting edge

HUSBAND-and-wife team Clements Ribeiro thought they were too different to design together, but their special chemistry, Scots fabric and a rebellious streak have given their couture the cutting edge , finds Ruth Walker Long before Chanel announced to...

 
Motoring review: Vauxhall Mokka

Motoring review: Vauxhall Mokka

Vauxhall's jaunty-looking small SUV looks the part but delivers a horribly rough ride. There is also a Chevrolet Trax from the same factory with different looks but the same mechanical underpinnings. Drive can be to the front wheels or to all four...

 

Street trials rider issues new film

Scottish street trials rider Danny MacAskill, who shot to fame after publishing footage of his bike stunts online, has released a new film showing him performing tricks on giant toys. MacAskill's Imaginate, premiered at the Ross Bandstand in...

 
Tom Kitchin: Smoked salmon roulade with crab garnish and chilled fennel soup

Tom Kitchin: Smoked salmon roulade with crab garnish and chilled fennel soup

FENNEL is an absolutely wonderful ingredient. I always have some in my fridge - it's one of those store cupboard essentials you should never be without. The real beauty of it is not only its magnificent, fresh, clean flavour, but also its incredible...

 

Wine: Never underestimate New Zealand North Island

GIVEN Scotland's love affair with sauvignon blanc, visitors to next weekend's Three Wine Men event at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms are likely to zone in on wines from Marlborough on New Zealand's South Island. However, ask any of that illustrious trio...

 


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