News archive from 29 December 2012

Obama urges 'immediate action' as Senate leaders get to work on new deal

Obama urges 'immediate action' as Senate leaders get to work on new deal

Obama said he had also instructed Harry Reid to draw up a basic package to be put before the floor for an 'up or down vote'. Photograph: Win Mcnamee/Getty Images President Barack Obama has demanded that Senate leaders strike a fiscal cliff deal by...

 
'Theatre pricing idea will drive away city visitors'

'Theatre pricing idea will drive away city visitors'

I visit the Curve and De Montfort Hall on a regular basis. If this proposal goes ahead, I will look towards alternatives such as Nottingham. How can someone in authority be so out of touch? You will lose customers and it will take an awful long time...

 
Tracey Emin recognised in New Year honours list

Tracey Emin recognised in New Year honours list

Tracey Emin joins the singer Kate Bush and the choreographer Arlene Phillips in being awarded a CBE for services to the arts, music, dance and charity. Photograph: Ian West/PA Once she recorded the names of the 102 people she had shared a bed with;...

Guardian, 00:04 in Showbiz
 
TV preview: what to expect in 2013

TV preview: what to expect in 2013

My Mad Fat Teenage Diary. Photograph: Ed Miller Louis CK will hit the UK Louis "CK" Szekely wrote gags for David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Chris Rock before becoming a stadium-filling stand-up in his own right. His Emmy-winning sitcom...

Guardian, 00:04 in Showbiz
 
HAMILTON HAMMERED BY TAYLOR

HAMILTON HAMMERED BY TAYLOR

Phil Taylor claimed he was coming down with a cold but looked in red-hot form as he demolished Andy Hamilton 5-0 to reach the semi-finals of the PDC World Championships at Alexandra Palace. The 15-time world champion lost only two legs in a thoroughly...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
A Fighting Chance: A new Inspector Mclevy mystery by David Ashton

A Fighting Chance: A new Inspector Mclevy mystery by David Ashton

RAB Donnachie winced as his opponent's fist thudded in just below the ribcage. They had been at it for 12 rounds and the younger man was slowly but surely leaving his mark – the Hogmanay crowd were howling for more blood; how much blood did they want,...

 
Quiz of the Year 2012

Quiz of the Year 2012

Find out how well you remember the events of the year. HOME NEWS 1. Scottish legal history was made when television cameras were allowed to film the conclusion of which trial? 2. Whose BBC Scotland weather forecast generated headlines around the...

 

Book review: Something Like Happy by John Burnside

TWELVE years, and a dozen short stories ago, Burning Elvis, John Burnside's arresting first collection, not long in the wake of his debut novel and the continuing march of his tantalisingly tainted, refracted poetry, marked the arrival of a startling,...

 
Douglas Jackson: The Scottish way of life? There’s no such thing

Douglas Jackson: The Scottish way of life? There’s no such thing

THE debate over Alasdair Gray's essay on Settlers and Colonists has raised many interesting issues - use of language, cultural identity and social engineering to name but three. However, the suggestion that exercised me most in all the many and varied...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Leaders: Congratulations to New Year’s honours heroes | Still waiting for bank reform

LONDON'S Olympics and Paralympics were a glorious delight in an otherwise miserable summer. Some may wonder why those who have already been garlanded with medals should now get another gong? The answer is that the honour bestowed by the Queen is not...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Gerry Hassan: Let’s talk about our future – but keep it polite

Gerry Hassan: Let’s talk about our future – but keep it polite

IT HAS been a tumultuous year, across Europe, the world, and, in its own way, for Scotland. It was the year that the independence referendum was agreed, of the collapse and rebirth of Rangers FC, and the continued decline of the British establishment...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

Alex Orr: Irish presidency of EU will be good for Scotland

AS MIDNIGHT strikes on Hogmanay and champagne corks pop across Europe, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union will pass seamlessly from Cyprus to Ireland, which will be at the centre of decision making in the EU until 30 June. In this...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
The Scotsman cartoon - 29/12/12

The Scotsman cartoon - 29/12/12

Feeling under the weather Illustration by Brian Adcock

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN LAST-DITCH BID TO STOP ECONOMIC MELTDOWN

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN LAST-DITCH BID TO STOP ECONOMIC MELTDOWN

Financial experts, including former Federal Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan, were praying the crunch meeting with congressional leaders would lead to agreement. Mr Obama cut short his holiday in Hawaii to resume negotiations at the White House in...

 
Sir Bradley Wiggins heads Olympic and Paralympic honours

Sir Bradley Wiggins heads Olympic and Paralympic honours

Bradley Wiggins, who made sporting history by winning the Tour de France and Olympic gold this year, has been knighted in the New Year Honours. Sir Bradley heads a sparkling list of sporting heroes, including sailor Ben Ainslie, who gets a knighthood,...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 


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