News archive from 26 April 2014

Police identify woman killed in Peak District collision

Police identify woman killed in Peak District collision

The police have confirmed the name of a 45-year-old woman killed in a collision in the Peaks yesterday (Thursday, April 24). Wendy Jayne Slater, of Rakes Road, Monyash, was killed when the silver Vauxhall Corsa she was driving was in a head–on...

 
Travel: Crieff

Travel: Crieff

Spa virgin David Robinson discovers his inner sybarite on an indulgent visit to Crieff I don’t know why, but I have never particularly felt the need for a spa break. The urge to tint my eyebrows, have a pedicure and exfoliate everything in between...

 
Write Stuff: Once a Great Leader by Rodge Glass

Write Stuff: Once a Great Leader by Rodge Glass

IN the latest instalment of our regular Saturday feature The Write Stuff, showcasing the best of Scotland's writers, we publish an extract from Rodge Glass's forthcoming novel, Once a Great Leader, a fictional biography of a future British prime...

 
Roger Cox: New book sheds light on Gaelic names

Roger Cox: New book sheds light on Gaelic names

Confused by ancient Gaelic names on maps? A new book could illuminate Scotland's landscape for you John Murray’s new book Reading the Gaelic Landscape begins with a short but heartbreaking story. 
After enjoying a walk near Drumbeg in Sutherland one...

 
Buy-to-let return of 16.3% since 1996 dwarfs other investments, says lender

Buy-to-let return of 16.3% since 1996 dwarfs other investments, says lender

First-time property buyers have been victims of the buy-to-let boom, say critics, with renters now facing a 15-year wait to buy property. Photograph: Rex/Scott Aiken Buy-to-let investors have made £12,000 profit on every £1,000 they put into property...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
RBS pay: ‘no rise until restructuring is complete’

RBS pay: ‘no rise until restructuring is complete’

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has been blocked from paying bonuses twice the size of salaries after its plans were vetoed by the government. The Treasury, which holds an 81 per cent stake in RBS, insisted the bank should remain a “back-marker” on pay, even...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Extra checks at ports after dad dies from peanuts in takeaway

Extra checks at ports after dad dies from peanuts in takeaway

PORT officials are being told to check that almond products being imported into the UK have not been contaminated with peanuts after a North Yorkshire bar manager suffered a fatal allergy. The death of Paul Wilson, from Helperby, who was found...

 
Woman struck with bottle in Buxton bar

Woman struck with bottle in Buxton bar

A woman was hit with a bottle in a bar in Buxton last Saturday following an argument. The 21-year-old was with a group of friends at The Vault, on High Street, when an altercation broke out with a second group. She was struck to the forehead with a...

 

Hillsborough slurs posts warning

The Cabinet Office has warned it may not be possible to identify whoever used government computers to post "sickening" comments about the Hillsborough disaster. The department said the passage of time and number of people using the Whitehall...

 
Restaurant review: Cafe Andamiro, Edinburgh

Restaurant review: Cafe Andamiro, Edinburgh

You must try the yuzu tea, as it's a bit like being happy slapped by a citrus fruit I may be able to find a table for you,” said the woman on the phone when I booked this place on the day of my visit. “Let’s see. Yes, 1pm, hmmmm, OK.” Ha ha, I...

 
Book review: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh

Book review: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's Florida-set novel about fast food and fast living has an extra helping of verve, writes Tom Adair When Lucy Brennan proclaims her gospel, people listen. Fanatically zealous, she is a fitness trainer, 33 years old, a dangerous age to be...

 
Book review: Lost for Words

Book review: Lost for Words

Literary pretentiousness is neatly skewered in Edward St Aubyn's new novel, writes Allan Massie Edward St Aubyn’s five Patrick Melrose novels were sharp, intermittently brilliant, rather nasty, dark comedies. Lost for Words is a comic novel which is...

 
Former Stockton and Billingham College lecturer is crowned Mastermind champion 2014

Former Stockton and Billingham College lecturer is crowned Mastermind champion 2014

A FORMER college lecturer was last night crowned Mastermind champion 2014. Clive Dunning, who taught English at the Billingham campus of Stockton and Billingham College, won the iconic show after a tense final and described the achievement as the...

 
Two taken to hospital after fire

Two taken to hospital after fire

TWO people have been taken to hospital after a fire earlier this evening (Friday, April 25). The incident happened at around 8.30pm at a property on High Street in Ulceby. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service say it involved residual fat on gas burners...

 
David Cage's Top 10 Tips for being a game designer

David Cage's Top 10 Tips for being a game designer

David Cage began his career as a professional musician for film, television and games, before founding the French games studio Quantic Dream in 1997. Over the past 15 years, he has written and directed a range of innovative and influential games,...

BBC, 00:39 in Art & Culture
 


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