News archive from 25 March 2012, page 11

Lynne McCrossan: Glitz and ditz in countdown to big day

OPERATION dip dye wedding dress commenced in Dalry this week. Popping the baby in his pushchair we power-walked the length of Princes Street in search of orange fabric dye. And just when I thought my luck was out, the ancient wooden lift in Jenners...

 
Alexa Chung announced as host for 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards

Alexa Chung announced as host for 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards

THE Scottish Fashion Awards have announced that TV presenter and model Alex Chung is to host their seventh annual event, taking place in June of this year. Lauded for her influential and much-imitated style, Alexa Chung has spoken of her support for...

 

Eight die in US house party fire

Eight people, including a woman celebrating her 26th birthday and six young children who stayed over for a family party, died when fire tore through a house while they slept. A seventh child is on life support after the blaze, the deadliest in West...

 
Interview: Louise Gray, fashion designer

Interview: Louise Gray, fashion designer

AS ANOTHER London Fashion Week ends, our special issue has all you need to know about spring/summer essentials. And no designer captures the colourful essence of the season more than Scotland's Louise Gray LOUISE Gray has just come backstage following...

 

Sunderland 3-1 QPR: Mark Hughes slams Djibril Cisse after "crazy" red card

Football: Before kick-off Mark Hughes had told his QPR side that Wednesday's comeback victory over Liverpool would count for nothing if they didn’t repeat the result in this match. Once again though the west Londoners were architects of their own...

 
Ruth Davidson calls for united front to defeat Scottish independence

Ruth Davidson calls for united front to defeat Scottish independence

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has been leading the 'yes' campaign ahead of the vote, which is expected to be held in autumn 2014. The pro-union parties have not yet formulated a strategy to combat the charismatic SNP leader and Ms Davidson...

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On most roads you’ll have to use your imagination to recognise how much better the Porsche Carrera S is

On most roads you’ll have to use your imagination to recognise how much better the Porsche Carrera S is

MARK Burkinshaw moved quickly but gently, giv-ing the steering wheel of the Carrera S a minor adjustment to bring a major change to the balance of this latest Porsche I was trying to drive quickly round Silverstone race circuit. Mark is one of the...

 
Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil

Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil

Bertie Ahern, the former prime minister of Ireland, has resigned from his political party in the wake of a corruption inquiry. He said his decision to leave Fianna Fáil was a "political" move rather than an admission that he had lied about...

 
Road test: Trust Fiat to Panda to the masses

Road test: Trust Fiat to Panda to the masses

PANDAS are everywhere in Edinburgh, never more so than this week. Never mind Big Brother, big black panda eyes seem to be watching us from every street corner. On Wednesday, they were joined by blue, red, white and even lilac-tinted ones. These ones...

 

Pair rescued after kayak capsizes

A SECTION of the A1 has been described as "the most dangerous road in Britain'. Go with the Flow for its opening weekend News Local News District News Regional News National News Business Businesses News Latest Jobs Keep Northumberland Working...

 
Road test: Maserati GranTurismo S is a big noise around here

Road test: Maserati GranTurismo S is a big noise around here

MY THESAURUS offers 47 alternative ways of saying "loud". Highlights include "cacophonous", "lusty", "tumultuous" and "wakes the dead". I think my favourite is "stentorian". “No, no and...

 
Road test: Smart heralds the charge of the light brigade

Road test: Smart heralds the charge of the light brigade

HORSES for courses, and all that. You wouldn't use a one-inch brush to paint your house. Likewise, if you're in a hurry to get from one end of the M9 to another on a squally February evening, there may well be better-suited vehicles for the task than...

 
Chavez returning to Cuba for radiation therapy

Chavez returning to Cuba for radiation therapy

But until Saturday the president had not revealed whether he would fly back to Cuba or stay in Venezuela for the treatment, which is expected to leave him weaker during his campaign to win a new six-year term at a presidential election on October 7....

 
L200 is leader of the pick-up pack

L200 is leader of the pick-up pack

BEFORE the L200 came along, pick-ups in the UK were simply functional workhorses that you happily put away when clocking off. But this all changed in the 1980s when Mitsubishi - makers of the Shogun - showed that trendy light trucks weren't just the...

 

Sowing seeds of colourful summer

The smell of newly mown grass at the beginning of March is a sure sign that spring is early. The garden centres are trying to tempt you to spend money. Whilst a bit of instant colour with some pansies and primulas is welcome at this time of year, I am...

 


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