News archive from 31 May 2015

Townsend hails victorious Warriors after PRO12 heroics

Townsend hails victorious Warriors after PRO12 heroics

They scored four tries with Rob Harley, DTH van der Merwe, Henry Pyrgos and Finn Russell crossing the Munster line and led 21-10 at half-time. Russell also converted all four scores while Duncan Weir kicked a solitary penalty and the immense Leone...

The Herald, 00:00 in Sport
Munster 13 Glasgow 31: Warriors break trophy duck in style

Munster 13 Glasgow 31: Warriors break trophy duck in style

There was no fairytale send-off for Paul O'Connell, in his final game for Munster before his move to France, with Warriors veteran Al Kellock heading into retirement as a winner as Glasgow made up for last season's losing PRO12 final by lifting the...

The Herald, 00:00 in Sport

The heat and the death toll are rising in India. Is this a glimpse of Earth’s future?

Roads have twisted in the heat. Hospitals are overwhelmed by thousands of dehydrated people, the poor, the elderly and children among the worst hit. Urgent instructions to wear wide-brimmed hats and light-coloured cotton clothes, use umbrellas and...


Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0: Christian Benteke hints at staying with Villa next season

Christian Benteke insists he is focusing on another campaign at Aston Villa despite the renewed interest from Liverpool. The star striker couldn’t finish the season with a goal as the claret and blues went down 4-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final....


Viral YouTube clips help America’s TV comedy stars find new audiences

Where do old comedians go when they retire? Like everyone else, famous or otherwise, they go to the internet. But some find new life there, too. More than 17 years since his eponymous TV show was cancelled, Jerry Seinfeld, one of the most successful –...


Sepp Blatter’s anti-American fury echoes the new world order

December 2010, the eve of the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Speculation has reached fever pitch in the Baur au Lac lobby as royalty, heads of state and breathless football executives criss-cross the room to genuflect before the 22 voting...


Fifa corruption: the key questions

Fifa and corruption allegations - we have heard it all before. So what’s new? It is true that football’s governing body has been mired in bribery allegations for years. Recently this has centred on claims – strongly denied by all involved – that...


Shades of pale: Pastel fashion for summer

Jacket, £27.99, New Look (0344 499 6690,; lace trim cami, £40, Coast (; midi skirt, £29.50, Marks & Spencer (0333 014 8000,; flower necklace, £5, Freedom at Topshop (0344 984 0264, S...

Insight: Attitudes to terminal illness are changing

Insight: Attitudes to terminal illness are changing

DESPITE Holyrood's decisive rejection of the assisted suicide bill, its supporters believe attitudes to terminal illness are changing, writes Euan McColm ‘With everybody I’ve spoken to, it’s not the pain that they mention first – it’s the loss of...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health

John Lewis, BHS and Next: The best things we are lusting after this week

From left, clockwise: On display Bell jar, £15, BHS (0344 411 6000, Brand name Personalised charm necklace, £63, Prezzybox (0844 249 5007, Top tipple Four Pillars rare dry gin, £39.85, Master of Malt (01892 888376,...

Shona Robison: Quality care should be given to all

Shona Robison: Quality care should be given to all

Everyone should receive high quality palliative care, writes Shona Robison LAST week’s debate in Holyrood on assisted suicide was one of the most passionate I’ve ever participated in. The views expressed on all sides were considered, sincere, and...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Health

Primark, Debenhams and Accessorize: The best fruit print designs of the season

From left, clockwise: Dress, £223, Mother of Pearl at The Outnet (0800 011 4250, iPhone case, £10, Accessorize (020 3372 3053, Skirt, £379.65, Farfetch (020 3510 0670, Bag, £10, Monsoon (020 3372 3053,...


The appliance of science: The best home beauty devices

When it comes to home beauty devices, I'm the first to be sceptical, but we've come a long way since the (frankly harrowing) 1970s ads of women covered in toning pads attempting to cheat their way to a six pack. The space-tech accessories now...


The Hollyoaks' Twinnie-Lee Moore: I like a boyish look

Twinnie-Lee, 27, plays feisty but vulnerable Porsche McQueen in Hollyoaks. The actress, who lives in Liverpool, started out in musical theatre where she played Velma Kelly in Chicago. How would you describe your style? Casual/rocky most of the time,...


Totally tropical: Colourful accessories for summer

From left: Pineapple cushion, £25; beaded cushion, £25; embroidered cushion, £25; Tropical palm bedding, £39.50 for a single set Printed tea light holders, £6 each; green cutout tea light holder, £12 Sand-resistant beach towel, £15; kaftan, £39.50 S...


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