News archive from 5 November 2012, page 8

Dauvit Alexander talks about creating his dramatic line of jewellery

Dauvit Alexander talks about creating his dramatic line of jewellery

AS a child growing up in Bothwell, Dauvit Alexander would spend his days playing on a large rubbish dump near his home. There, among the industrial and medicinal waste, he would unearth all sorts of amazing finds, including gas masks and old aerosol...

 
Images of Scotland: Edinburgh’s Princes Street from the Scott monument

Images of Scotland: Edinburgh’s Princes Street from the Scott monument

Ian McCracken shot this recent image from the top of the Scott monument in Edinburgh and shows the view west over Princes Street. He says the climb up 287 steps was well worth it View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your...

 
Album reviews: JLS | Aerosmith | Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Album reviews: JLS | Aerosmith | Neil Young and Crazy Horse

AFTER three albums of anonymous dance pop which did no justice to their talent but sold by the cartload, JLS have finally shed the Auto-Tuned garbage in favour of honouring their R&B roots. JLS evolution RCA, £12.99 * * * Evolution demonstrates...

 
Album review: Robbie Williams: Take the Crown

Album review: Robbie Williams: Take the Crown

HIS latest album title suggests Robbie Williams is seeking someone to relieve him of his pop prince burden. Given the quality, that shouldn't be hard. Robbie Williams: Take the Crown Island, £12.99 * * Does the ambiguous title of Robbie Williams’ new...

 

Foreign banks hope China's new leaders will loosen up regulators

Trends are positive, but progress can be frustratingly slow. "My outlook is basically optimistic, particularly in the medium term. The near term is always always uncertain," Christian Murck, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in...

Reuters, 00:25 in Business
 
DVD reviews: Killer Joe | Death Watch

DVD reviews: Killer Joe | Death Watch

WILLIAM Friedkin serves up a supreme slice of "rednexploitation" with Killer Joe, an amped up adaptation of Tracy Letts' pugnacious play of the same name about twisted family of Texan trailer trash who conspire to kill off the family...

 
Strictly v X Factor: the BBC waltzes ahead by over two million viewers

Strictly v X Factor: the BBC waltzes ahead by over two million viewers

Strictly Come Dancing stretched its lead in the ratings war with X Factor by more than two million on Saturday night - its biggest for six years. X Factor’s woes continued with the ITV1 show pulling in an average of just 7.8 million – including...

 
Theatre reviews: Sound Festival: Out of the Box Various venues, Aberdeen

Theatre reviews: Sound Festival: Out of the Box Various venues, Aberdeen

New operas in unusual places, the Out of the Box weekend at Aberdeen's Sound festival promised us. And it didn’t disappoint, with strange venues including a flat, a farm, a lighthouse and even an old writing desk – and a bus laid on to transport us...

 
Splintered opposition in Syria aims for unity and more support

Splintered opposition in Syria aims for unity and more support

SYRIA'S splintered opposition factions started talks in Qatar this weekend with the aim of gaining international respect and recognition and, crucially, better weapons for their quest to oust president Bashar al-Assad. It was the first concerted...

 
China: Disgraced Bo Xilai facing trial after expulsion confirmed

China: Disgraced Bo Xilai facing trial after expulsion confirmed

Chinese leaders ended their key closed-door conclave yesterday with a decision to formally expel disgraced politician Bo Xilai from the Communist Party, in a meeting which also promoted two senior military men and approved the party constitution's...

 
Egypt: Coptics look to new pope for protection in a Muslim land

Egypt: Coptics look to new pope for protection in a Muslim land

EGYPT Coptic Orthodox church chose a new pope, Tawadros II, in a sumptuous service yesterday and Christians hope he will lead them through an Islamist-dominated landscape and protect what is the Middle East's biggest Christian community. Christians,...

 

Downpours cause flash flooding

Parts of England and Wales have been hit by flash flooding after a period of torrential rain, the Environment Agency said. Some 14 flood warnings were issued, covering the South West, South East, East Anglia, the Midlands and Wales. There were also 76...

 

Downpours cause flash flooding

Parts of England and Wales have been hit by flash flooding after a period of torrential rain, the Environment Agency said. Some 14 flood warnings were issued, covering the South West, South East, East Anglia, the Midlands and Wales. There were also 76...

 
‘Leaving our son in death pit has left us in limbo’ – parents

‘Leaving our son in death pit has left us in limbo’ – parents

THE father of a Scot who was among 29 men killed in a New Zealand mine blast has accused the country's government of betraying the victims' families by failing to retrieve the bodies. Malcolm Campbell, from Fife, said that he and his wife Jane had...

 
As New York freezes, 40,000 victims of Sandy face a winter without a home

As New York freezes, 40,000 victims of Sandy face a winter without a home

A HOUSING crisis loomed in New York City last night as victims of superstorm Sandy faced near-freezing temperatures. Fuel shortages and power outages lingered nearly a week after one of the worst storms in US history flooded homes in coastal...

 


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