News archive from 28 May 2013

David Dimbleby: ‘BBC and others demean older women’

David Dimbleby: ‘BBC and others demean older women’

TV VETERAN David Dimbleby has criticised the BBC and other broadcasters for demeaning older women. The commentator and presenter, 74, was catapulted into the debate about sexism at the BBC when former newsreader Anna Ford branded him a “charming...

 

Hugh Reilly: Exams, the healthy face of education

A MONDAY morning visit to my GP in the north-east of Glasgow - a somewhat ungentrified quarter of the country's most impoverished city - is always something of a chastening experience. The hypochondriacs’ HQ possesses all the ambience of a Crimean...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Learning
 
First look at ­Boroughmuir high’s campus plan

First look at ­Boroughmuir high’s campus plan

IMAGES of the state-of-the-art campus which will replace dilapidated premises at

Scotsman, 00:01 in Learning
 
Images of Scotland: Old Cathedral, St Andrews

Images of Scotland: Old Cathedral, St Andrews

John Ireland sent in this photograph of three students playing music, taking inspiration from the old cathedral ruins at St Andrews View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman...

 

Gig review: Orkney Folk Festival

AFTER the near-total sellout success of its landmark 30th outing last year, Orkney Folk Festival entered its fourth decade in resoundingly fine fettle, reflecting and proudly showcasing the remarkable fecundity of Orkney's wider music scene today. A...

 

Dance review: The Professionals on Ice, Edinburgh

UNSHACKLED from their celebrity partners on ITV's Dancing on Ice, in this show the professionals finally get a chance to shine in their own spotlight - which, once you factor in the theatrical lighting, glistening ice and copious sequins on display,...

 
Tiffany Jenkins: Vatican art revival good for all

Tiffany Jenkins: Vatican art revival good for all

UNLIKE contemporary art, religious works show us something beyond the everyday, writes Tiffany Jenkins The composer and devout Christian, Johann Sebastian Bach, once said: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God...

 
Glasgow School of Art trio at Venice Bienalle

Glasgow School of Art trio at Venice Bienalle

SCOTLAND'S sixth exhibition at the Venice Biennale was unveiled yesterday, showcasing the work of three artists, all of whom are graduates of Glasgow School of Art. The work of Duncan Campbell, Hayley Tompkins and Corin Sworn opened for its first...

 
Bannockburn ‘to draw fewer from US than Gathering’

Bannockburn ‘to draw fewer from US than Gathering’

A RE-ENACTMENT of the Battle of Bannockburn next year is unlikely to attract the same level of North American visitors as the Gathering event in 2009, according to a new report. The event, one of the key elements of the 2014 Homecoming programme, will...

 
Land rolls of 1895 made public in online trove

Land rolls of 1895 made public in online trove

THE lives of more than two million Scots from the late Victorian age are illuminated in a treasure trove of newly-published records. Famous names and wealthy proprietors mingle with humble tenants in property valuation rolls from 1895, released online...

 

EU ends Syrian rebels arms embargo

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the "right decision" had been reached after European Union foreign ministers agreed to end the embargo on supplying arms to opposition forces in Syria. Mr Hague, who had led efforts for the restrictions...

 
Appeal after 18 baby chicks abandoned in box

Appeal after 18 baby chicks abandoned in box

THE Scottish SPCA has launched an appeal for information after eighteen chicks were found abandoned in woodland in Clackmannanshire. The animal welfare charity was alerted last Monday after a member of the public discovered the young birds in a box in...

 

Packham packs in Clash references

Springwatch host Chris Packham embarked on his latest song challenge by slipping the names of songs by punk pioneers The Clash into the show. Viewers have been impressed by his efforts to surreptitiously namecheck tracks by a number of bands over the...

 
Half of EU members 'oppose China solar tariffs'

Half of EU members 'oppose China solar tariffs'

The UK and Germany are among at least 14 European Union members opposed to punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports, according to diplomats. The revelation, made on Monday, shows a split among the EU bloc's 27 members. The European Commission -...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
PHILLIPS' PLAY-OFF JACKPOT

PHILLIPS' PLAY-OFF JACKPOT

KEVIN PHILLIPS ended his play-off final hoodoo in style with a £110m Wembley winner for Crystal Palace. Supersub Phillips scored from the spot in extra time to fire the Eagles back into the Premier League. The 39-year-old is only on loan at Palace...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 


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