News archive from 8 December 2012, page 12

New royal role for actor McAvoy

James McAvoy, the star of The Last King Of Scotland, is taking on the role of the country's most famous theatrical monarch after announcing he will appear in a new production of Macbeth. The award-winning actor, famous for roles in films such as X-Men...

Scotsman, 01:37 in Hot News

£75m fund to help world’s poor

A NEW fund will use £75 million of Westminster aid money to support private investment
in social projects in poor countries, it was announced yesterday. The investment will benefit the poor by supporting services like health, education...

Scotsman, 01:37 in Hot News

Teenager refuses to apologise for naming rape victim

A TEENAGER convicted of naming a rape victim on Twitter has refused to apologise to her and said paying compensation was "the last thing" she wanted to do. The victim’s name was circulated on Twitter and Facebook after footballer Ched Evans...

Scotsman, 01:43 in Hot News

Nelson Mandela was asked to back release of Megrahi

MORE details of how the Scottish Government asked well-known figures such as Nelson Mandela to endorse the release of the Lockerbie bomber have been revealed. MORE details of how the Scottish Government asked well-known figures such as Nelson Mandela...

Scotsman, 01:43 in Hot News

Stuart Hall ‘not guilty’ of child abuse claims, says solicitor

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall is innocent of child abuse charges brought against him, his solicitor has said. The 82-year-old former It’s A Knockout star is accused of indecently assaulting three girls aged between nine and 16 on various dates...

Scotsman, 01:43 in Hot News

Judge to rule on radiotherapy treatment for Neon

A HIGH Court judge will today decide whether a seven-year-old boy whose mother ran away with him to stop him having cancer treatment can 
undergo radiotherapy treatment following surgery on a brain tumour. A HIGH Court judge will today...

Scotsman, 01:43 in Hot News

Swansea and Wigan lead chase for young Aberdeen midfielder Fraser

Swansea, Wigan, Leeds and Huddersfield are set to do battle for Ryan Fraser in January after the Aberdeen youngster rejected a new contract. The Dons are anxious to avoid a compensation battle next summer and are set to offload the 18-year-old...

Daily Mail, 01:46 in Sport

The best hangover cure: Tulisa enjoys a cosy night in with boyfriend Danny Simpson and Chinese food...

She's gearing up for the X Factor final this weekend, as well as being busy promoting her new album.But Tulisa had one thing and one thing only on her mind on Friday evening - a Chinese takeaway and a night in with her new man. The X Factor judge, who...


Peter Andre postpones tour after cancer-stricken brother Andrew 'takes a turn for the worse'

Peter Andre has postponed his UK tour after his brother Andrew's health has declined.The singer, who attended the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham earlier on Friday, has rushed to his eldest sibling's hospital bedside in London. Andrew, 54, has been...


Max Clifford insists abuse allegations are ‘totally untrue’

PR GURU Max Clifford has said he will try to continue to lead a normal life after being arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, describing allegations against him as "totally untrue". The publicist was...

Scotsman, 01:53 in Hot News
ECB rate cut possible following serious debate

ECB rate cut possible following "serious" debate

The German and Austrian central banks separately suggested such a pick up is unlikely, forecasting scant growth in their economies in 2013. The ECB kept interest rates on hold on Thursday, but Governing Council members held "a wide...

Reuters, 01:53 in Business
Scotland’s brand image ‘damaged’

Scotland’s brand image ‘damaged’

SCOTLAND'S reputation in the US has suffered a "significant deterioration" in recent years, prompting concerns the release of the Lockerbie bomber is continuing to damage the country's reputation across the Atlantic. First Minister Alex...

Scotsman, 01:57 in Politics

Tories book place at the table for Salmond’s panel on press standards

The Conservatives have announced they will take part in the expert panel set up by the First Minister to discuss the implications of the Leveson report into press standards. Alex Salmond said he hopes the group, which will examine Lord Justice...

Scotsman, 01:57 in Politics
Historic brass band is star of new film

Historic brass band is star of new film

In 1899 a group of Derbyshire villagers came together to form what became one of the country's leading brass bands. Today Creswell Colliery Band is still going strong and the band’s history has been brought back to life in a new film. Junction Arts,...



The result is first half sales this year that were actually greater than in all of 2008; an incredible rise. Make no mistake, if any of Kia's rivals weren't concerned about its threat in 2008, they certainly are now. Nowhere is that progress more...


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