News archive from 29 April 2013, page 1

DVD reviews: Life of Pi | The Great Gatsby (1974)

DVD reviews: Life of Pi | The Great Gatsby (1974)

THERE'S no denying that Life of Pi is a marvel of modern filmmaking technology. Ang Lee's adaptation of Yan Martel's tale of an Indian boy adrift at sea with only a Bengal tiger for company is a reminder of how cinema can sometimes work wonders on...

 
EU MAY KEEP MICHAEL HIGDON AT MOTHERWELL

EU MAY KEEP MICHAEL HIGDON AT MOTHERWELL

MOTHERWELL marksman Michael Higdon has admitted the lure of European football may keep him at the club. Higdon, a candidate for Scotland's player of the year, has been linked with a big-money move away from Fir Park. But after grabbing his 26th goal...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Dance review: Scottish Ballet - Highland Fling, Glasgow

DRUG taking, urinating and bare bottoms may not be unheard of in Glasgow on a Saturday night, but you don't usually find them on stage at the Theatre Royal. Certainly not in a Scottish Ballet production, anyway. Scottish Ballet: Highland Fling Theatre...

 

Theatre review: Unusual Places to Dance (Part 2), Cumbernauld

INSPIRED by the recollections of around 150 Cumbernauld pensioners, this moving piece is a follow-up to Tricky Hat Productions' show last year, foregrounding experiences that tend to be overlooked by physical theatre. Unusual Places to Dance (Part 2)...

 
LUCY ALEXANDER THE GREAT

LUCY ALEXANDER THE GREAT

LUCY Alexander made history at the weekend when she became the first woman to win the conditional jockeys' crown. She held off the persistent challenge of Brendan Powell by three winners and in the process emulated Amy Ryan, who last year won the Flat...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Weir Group to unveil new chair as Smith steps down

WEIR Group is expected to name a new chairman this week when Lord Smith of Kelvin announces that he is stepping down from the FTSE-100 engineering giant. Smith is understood to have decided to retire from the Glasgow-based firm at the end of the year...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
WARRINGTON 32 - BRADFORD 4: JOEL MONAGHAN WAR HERO

WARRINGTON 32 - BRADFORD 4: JOEL MONAGHAN WAR HERO

A SUPERB try by winger Joel Monaghan helped Warrington keep up their impressive winning run against Bradford Bulls. The Wolves were 14-4 ahead in the second half of a hard-fought clash when Richie Myler launched a huge kick to the right-hand corner....

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Comment: Meet confidence and cash piles conundrum

Comment: Meet confidence and cash piles conundrum

"USE it or lose it" is the coming cry. Countries, wearying of austerity and lacklustre economic performance, are piling on pressure for more capital spending and for banks to lend more to business rather than amassing huge surpluses at the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
HULL KR 10 - LEEDS 44: KALLUM WATKINS GOES IN FOR THE KILL

HULL KR 10 - LEEDS 44: KALLUM WATKINS GOES IN FOR THE KILL

KALLUM WATKINS scored twice as Leeds completed a perfect April with this thumping win. Watkins, one of seven try scorers, raced over for his second try in the dying seconds as Super League's defending champions secured a fifth win out of five this...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Deer on the loose in ‘Bambi Bridge’

Deer on the loose in ‘Bambi Bridge’

Bamber Bridge residents had a surprise visitor when they spotted a baby deer roaming free in the village. The fawn caused havoc on the school run as parents and their children tried to avoid the woodland creature. Mum Wendy Livesey, 42, said she could...

 

Interview: Hans Rissman, EICC

IT HAS taken more than 13 years - four years longer than it really should have done. This week will, at last, see the official unveiling of the new and improved Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). For Hans Rissmann, who was recruited to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
AMIR'S WORLD PLEDGE: I KHAN BE BIG AGAIN

AMIR'S WORLD PLEDGE: I KHAN BE BIG AGAIN

AMIR KHAN claims he is “100 per cent” on course to become a world champion once again by the end of this year. The Bolton bruiser is confi dent of muscling his way back into the world title picture despite an unconvincing points win over Julio Diaz in...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Recycling set to end at Doncaster area school

Recycling set to end at Doncaster area school

A recycling scheme at a primary school is set to come to a close. The programme at Misterton Primary School, on Grovewood Road, ends on Friday May 3. It offers people the chance to drop off their old printer cartridges, mobile phones, jewellery, CDs,...

 
Amor looking for £50 million to fund acquisitions

Amor looking for £50 million to fund acquisitions

TECHNOLOGY group Amor has confirmed plans to raise up to £50 million to fund acquisitions after posting its fourth consecutive rise in annual sales and
profits. Glasgow-based Amor is looking for additional capital to support its expansion in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
AUDLEY HARRISON'S OFF IN A MINUTE

AUDLEY HARRISON'S OFF IN A MINUTE

AUDLEY HARRISON is ready to ring the final bell on his career after suffering another devastating defeat. The 41-year-old 2000 Olympic super-heavyweight's dreams of a world title tilt are in shreds after a first-round loss to rising American star...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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