News archive from 23 October 2016

Euan McColm: Racism bares its teeth at Jungle refugees

How old does a child have to be before we cease to care whether he or she lives or dies? What’s the cut-off point for our compassion? Let’s apply this question to kids fleeing civil war in Syria: who are the ones we feel comfortable helping and who...

Scotsman, 23:59 in Politics
 

Sturgeon pledges to use new powers to safeguard disability rights

The First Minister will pledge to safeguard the rights of disabled people when she speaks at a conference this week. Nicola Sturgeon will say that the needs of disabled people will remain at the forefront of policy-making in Scotland following the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

New images released as police continue Hampden trouble probe

Police have released images of 13 individuals they are seeking amid a probe into acts of violence and disorder at the end of this year’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden. So far, 86 arrests have been made as part of an ongoing investigation into the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
There’s something a bit off about these cemetery bushes

There’s something a bit off about these cemetery bushes

This is probably the last thing you want to see when paying respects to the deceased. They’re bushes that look… well, remarkably like penises. Unsurprisingly they’re causing a stir in the cemetery in Wozniakow, Poland, where they’re located. Donald...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Escada, Kurt Geiger and Gap: Traditional tweeds with a twist

Escada, Kurt Geiger and Gap: Traditional tweeds with a twist

Wool dress, £655, Escada (020 7291 1400, uk.escada.com); leather boots, £220, Kurt Geiger (020 7781 7480, kurtgeiger.com); suede belt, £22.95, Gap (0800 368 0674, gap.co.uk) From left: Coat, £495, Tara Jarmon (tarajarmon.com); check dress, £28, River...

 
Arsenal ace reacts to Mesut Ozil exit rumours: They're a big club - but so are the Gunners

Arsenal ace reacts to Mesut Ozil exit rumours: They're a big club - but so are the Gunners

The German playmaker has shone for the Gunners this season and he bagged a hat-trick in Wednesday’s night’s 6-0 Champions League thrashing of Ludogorets. Amid his impressive form though, Emirates chiefs are facing a battle to get him to extend his...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
LK Bennett, Debenhams and Matalan: The best mini bag designs for autumn

LK Bennett, Debenhams and Matalan: The best mini bag designs for autumn

From left, clockwise: Blue velvet, £19.99, New Look (0344 499 6690, newlook.com) Tangerine Mariel design, £145, LK Bennett (020 7033 8333, lkbennett.com) Brown snakeskin print, £12, Matalan (0333 004 4444, matalan.co.uk) Turquoise and purple floral,...

 
Jose Mourinho: Man United vs Man City derby isn't that important

Jose Mourinho: Man United vs Man City derby isn't that important

The great rivals meet in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, where Pep Guardiola and City have already recorded a 2-1 victory this season in the Premier League. But United boss Mourinho said: “It’s the League Cup and, honestly, of the four competitions we...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Aveda, Bumble and Origins: The best new hair products

Aveda, Bumble and Origins: The best new hair products

An advert currently doing the rounds on social media claims only one in 10 women love their hair. I think we are all supposed to be shocked to learn so few of us are thrilled with the way we look, but honestly I’m impressed that 10 per cent of those...

 
Loaf, Amara and Swoon: Luxurious accessories to create a warm home

Loaf, Amara and Swoon: Luxurious accessories to create a warm home

From left: Fox object, £8; carved box, £12; Hedgerow hare ceramic candle, £4; Hedgerow ceramic candle, £7; floral ceramic jug, £12, all Sainsbury’s (0800 636262, sainsburys.com)  Rustic fruit bowl, £60, Cox & Cox (0330 333 2123, coxandcox.co.uk) ...

 
Tesco, Next and Debenhams: The most stylish bread bins

Tesco, Next and Debenhams: The most stylish bread bins

From left, clockwise: Ben de Lisi bread bin, £22, Debenhams (0344 800 8877, debenhams.com) Typhoon Nubu bread bin, £39.99, Lakeland (01539 488100, lakeland.co.uk) Traditional ceramic bread bin, £30, Tesco Direct (0800 323 4050, tesco.com) Acacia bread...

 

Interview: Father of LiFi brings web out of the dark ages

Harald Haas has been christened the “father” of LiFi, a term he coined and a technology he has introduced using the visible light spectrum to enable high-speed wireless data communication and internet access. The German-born professor, who is also...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Debenhams, Oliver Bonas and Jigsaw: The best accessories we want this week

Debenhams, Oliver Bonas and Jigsaw: The best accessories we want this week

From left, clockwise: GLOVES These leather gloves are a wardrobe staple. £35, Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com) EARRINGS Bring on the bling with these diamanté drops. £40, Jon Richard at Debenhams (debenhams.com) NECKLACE This necklace is perfect with...

 
River Island, New Look and Next: The best coat designs for winter

River Island, New Look and Next: The best coat designs for winter

Coat, £149, Marks & Spencer. Lurex jumper, £40, Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams. Skirt, £45, Sosandar. Choker, £6, River Island. Bag, £595, Hill & Friends From left: Coat, £75, River Island. Geometric dress, £22, AX Paris. Boots, £60,...

 

Thropton WI, Meeting

Musical boost The season of autumn may be upon us, but the atmosphere at Thropton WIs October meeting was warm and welcoming. Our spirits were lifted further by a thoroughly enjoyable musical entertainment, The Waters of Tyme (a wordplay on “Tyne” and...

 


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