News archive from 28 February 2014

Stirring our sense of civic pride

Stirring our sense of civic pride

The best way to woo locals back to Edinburgh city centre is show them - without any gimmickry - everything they're missing, writes John Donnelly LAST week, Edinburgh got its very first city campaign for the people who live and work in and around...

 

Coronation Street will NOT be investigated by Ofcom following complaints over 'sexually suggestive' gay...

Coronation Street will not be investigated by OfCom over the half-naked embrace between Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) and Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) last week. The broadcasting regulator received 100-plus complaints about the kiss which took place...

 

Hair we go! Naomi Campbell covers up her receding hairline with afro wig as she appears on The Graham...

She revealed thinning hair on the sides of her head when she stepped out earlier this month. But it seems Naomi Campbell has found a novel way to keep her hair loss hidden as she appeared on The Graham Norton Show wearing an afro wig. In a preview of...

 
Harrogate meatball bar a UK first

Harrogate meatball bar a UK first

Harrogate's meatball bar is believed to be the first of its kind. It would be a brave man who suggested it for a first date, but the Yorkshire team behind Harrogate’s newest and ballsiest restaurant reckon meatballs could be the town’s next big thing,...

 
Salmond risks credibility without more answers

Salmond risks credibility without more answers

Standard Life's concerns over the implications of a vote for independence have turned up the heat to near boiling point. As one of Scotland's financial powerhouses, the company is crucial to its well-being. In commercial value and reputation, Scotland...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Standard Life profits top City hopes as Nish takes £1.5m cut

Standard Life profits top City hopes as Nish takes £1.5m cut

Standard Life chief executive David Nish saw the value of his pay package fall by more than £1.5 million last year as the life and pensions giant suffered a 13 per cent slide in annual profits. The Edinburgh-based firm also ­revealed a drop in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Upwardly mobile: Telecoms firm’s £7m funding boost

Upwardly mobile: Telecoms firm’s £7m funding boost

A GLASGOW-based mobile telecoms consultant that counts O2 and Vodafone among its clients is set to expand after securing a £7 million cash injection. Mono Consultants, which carries out planning, maintenance and project management for mobile network...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Syrian jihadists bring in terror tax on Christians

Syrian jihadists bring in terror tax on Christians

CHRISTIANS in a Syrian city under the control of a jihadist al-Qaeda splinter group have been ordered to pay a levy in gold and limit displays of their faith or face death. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (known by the acronym Isis), posted a...

 
Costa Concordia: ‘Captain Coward’ back on board

Costa Concordia: ‘Captain Coward’ back on board

Two years after an Italian coast guard officer told him to "Get back on board, dammit!" captain Francesco Schettino has finally made a reappearance on the Costa Concordia, which capsized off the island of Giglio with the loss of 32 lives....

 
Charity horse race evening in Barnburgh

Charity horse race evening in Barnburgh

A charity horse race evening has been organised at Barnburgh Club to raise money for a charity trip to Borneo. Organiser Conor Johnson, 22, is raising £2,300 to take part in an aid trip to bring a clean, reliable water supply to a remote village in...

 

Stability the watchword as China leaders steer reforms

The ambitious reform agenda and China's intended shift from investment- and export-fuelled growth towards a slower, more balanced and sustained expansion will be the focus of discussions at the annual session of parliament - the National People's...

Reuters, 00:12 in Business
 
DNA pioneer James Watson sets out radical theory for range of diseases

DNA pioneer James Watson sets out radical theory for range of diseases

James Watson, 85, says he developed his theory after pondering why exercise seems to benefit people with high blood sugar. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Not satisfied with his work that unravelled the double helix structure of DNA and landed him a...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 

Just how much are you ‘mediatised’?

Media-related change affects more of us than ever, writes Rick Instrell A FRIEND of mine relates this story about his granddaughter. A few weeks before Christmas she accidentally dropped her iPhone. The device was promptly picked up by the pet dog who...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Learning
 
World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar. At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship - gas-filled balloon on top, pod slung underneath. But the unique, aerodynamic shape of the balloon - it...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
David Walliams to star as BBC bags Agatha Christie drama deal

David Walliams to star as BBC bags Agatha Christie drama deal

Give us a clue … David Walliams will star in a six-part Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime on BBC1. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian David Walliams will star in a new Agatha Christie adaptation on BBC1 under a new deal to bring some of...

 


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