News archive from 31 May 2014

John Gordon Sinclair on fatherhood, crime writing

John Gordon Sinclair on fatherhood, crime writing

A starring role in the iconic 1980s movie Gregory's Girl set John Gordon Sinclair on course for a successful acting career. But now - as a crime writer and father - he has never been happier , finds Janet Christie John Gordon Sinclair may still be...

 
Don’t let identity thieves take you in

Don’t let identity thieves take you in

INVESTORS have been told to be on their guard against fraudsters using stolen identities to target savings and investment accounts. Scammers are becoming more sophisticated in conning victims out of large sums of money, fraud prevention service CIfas...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Charlize Theron: Fall Out From 'Rape' Comment

Charlize Theron: Fall Out From 'Rape' Comment

On this week's show, Charlize Theron tells Entertainment Week she feels press intrusion is comparable to "rape", we assess the fall out from her use of language and ask whether paparazzi tactics are ever justified. Joey Essex joins us in the...

 
Jane Bradley: Time to change boring syllabuses

Jane Bradley: Time to change boring syllabuses

I HATE To Kill a Mockingbird, admits Jane Bradley Controversial Westminster Education Secretary Michael Gove and I are the only two people on this planet not to proclaim to love this text more than life itself. To be fair, my dislike of this classic...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Learning
 
Pryce holds overnight lead in Jim Clark Rally

Pryce holds overnight lead in Jim Clark Rally

Welshman Osian Pryce holds a slender five second overnight lead in this year's Jim Clark Rally. Driving a Citroen DS3 R3T, Pryce had Irishman Daniel McKenna, also in a Citroen, hot on his heels. In third place but almost two minutes behind the leading...

 

Swan Notes: Five gulls shot in town centre

We are currently preparing for our Open Day on Saturday, May 31 at the David Rollo Centre, Ramparts. Mrs Patti Lomax will do the honours at 11.30am by opening our new aviary which is dedicated to her husband, Eric, (The Railway Man). She has also...

 
Sheffield politicians’ bid to tackle voter apathy

Sheffield politicians’ bid to tackle voter apathy

Political leaders have welcomed the news that voter turnout in Sheffield has increased - but remain concerned about "apathy'. Just 35.82 per cent of residents turned out to vote in the local elections last week – up on 2012, when turnout stood at...

 
Alan Davies: 'I've got a soft spot for dogs'

Alan Davies: 'I've got a soft spot for dogs'

Dogs may be man's best friend, but that doesn't mean they all get the love and care they deserve. The RSPCA's cruelty hotline receives a call every 30 seconds from concerned animal lovers who suspect a pet is being neglected. The Dog Rescuers is a...

 
Casualty's Amanda Mealing: 'We can look forward to some juicy battles'

Casualty's Amanda Mealing: 'We can look forward to some juicy battles'

Holby's emergency department has been a livelier place since cardiothoracic surgeon Connie Beauchamp burst through its swinging doors two months ago. In Connie's three years away from the hospital - she previously worked for six years on Holby's...

 
Pryce holds overnight lead in Jim Clark Rally

Pryce holds overnight lead in Jim Clark Rally

Welshman Osian Pryce holds a slender five second overnight lead in this year's Jim Clark Rally. Driving a Citroen DS3 R3T, Pryce had Irishman Daniel McKenna, also in a Citroen, hot on his heels. In third place but almost two minutes behind the leading...

 
ITV presenter Jenni Falconer: 'This Morning's weight loss series has been quite emotional'

ITV presenter Jenni Falconer: 'This Morning's weight loss series has been quite emotional'

A keen runner, she will be presenting a documentary on the London Triathlon for Channel 4 in August. Jenni, 38, lives in London with her husband, actor James Midgley and their two-year-old daughter, Ella. Tell us about your summer work on This...

 
My weekend: Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox

My weekend: Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox

Sara Cox, who competed in last year's Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, left BBC Radio 1 in February after 14 years. She now hosts Saturday night show Sounds Of The 80s on BBC Radio 2. Sara, 39, lives in London with her husband, advertising...

 
Bon voyage to 'air rage': reclining seats banned on Monarch planes

Bon voyage to 'air rage': reclining seats banned on Monarch planes

Monarch airlines is fitting its fleet with light-weight new cabin furniture in a bid to create more “living space” on board. It says the new seats offer more leg room and could do much to prevent outbursts of “air rage”. Research revealed traditional...

 
Inspirational poet and activist Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014

Inspirational poet and activist Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014

After she told her family what had happened he was killed. “I thought my voice had killed him so I simply stopped speaking,” she said. She remained mute for five years but read voraciously. After the poverty of her childhood she became a singer,...

 
Scottish independence: Holyrood ‘needs more power’

Scottish independence: Holyrood ‘needs more power’

LIB Dem peer Lord Steel has said there should be a UK constitutional convention to transfer more powers to Holyrood after a No vote. Lord Steel argued for awidespread redistribution of powers across the UK when he spoke with his fellow Lib Dem...

Scotsman, 00:37 in Politics
 


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