News archive from 9 June 2013, page 2

When The Money Runs Out: The End Of Western Affluence by Stephen D King

ONE book Mervyn King, the departing governor of the Bank of

 

Book review: The Last Train To Zona Verde: Overland From Cape Town To Angola by Paul Theroux

IN HIS travel books, more obviously so than in his fiction, Paul Theroux likes to work hard for the reader. The Last Train To Zona Verde: Overland From 
Cape Town To Angola Paul Theroux Hamish Hamilton, £20 He has made a long ­career of travel as...

 

Homes without power after storms

Hundreds of homes in Cornwall were left without power on Saturday morning after heavy rain and thunderstorms struck the county. Up to 20mm of rain fell in just a few hours in the southern tip of Cornwall, causing flooding in areas including Penryn,...

 

Book review: The Outsider: A Memoir by Jimmy Connors

"MY TIMING could not have been better," Jimmy Connors declares in The Outsider, referring to his becoming the world's top-ranked tennis player in the mid-70s, just as the sport became big business. The Outsider: A Memoir Jimmy Connors Bantam...

 
Are celebrity kids’ books bad for literature?

Are celebrity kids’ books bad for literature?

CHELSEA footballer Frank Lampard is the latest celebrity to publish a children's book. But is the trend doing long-term damage to the quality of children's literature, asks Fiona MacGregor ONCE upon a time, in a land where dreams really could come...

 
Film review: Much Ado About Nothing

Film review: Much Ado About Nothing

WHEN you've saved the world several times, what do you do in your brief downtime windows? Much Ado About Nothing (12A) Director: Joss Whedon Running time: 107 minutes **** I’ve always longed for a sequence where comic book heroes such as Thor and...

 
THOUSAND STARS BIDS FOR HAT-TRICK AT AUTEUIL

THOUSAND STARS BIDS FOR HAT-TRICK AT AUTEUIL

THOUSAND STARS bids for a third successive French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil today. Trainer Willie Mullins believes fast ground will bring out the best in the nine-year-old. Thousand Stars heads a strong Irish and British raiding party on the Grade...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 

Film review: Admissions

TINA Fey's recently concluded comedy show 30 Rock was a series so dangerously great that none of the terrestrial channels dared show it in case we started demanding our own great comedies written from a smart female perspective. Admissions (12A)...

 
Feel the burn: Tackling sports injuries

Feel the burn: Tackling sports injuries

FOR being such a healthy bunch, sports people seem to spend an awful lot of time laid up with injury. Andy Murray ruled himself out of the French Open because of an unspecified back issue, while his old mucker Rafa Nadal has just returned to the...

 
Lomond Capital appoint ESPC boss to lead expansion

Lomond Capital appoint ESPC boss to lead expansion

FAST-GROWING property manager Lomond Capital has lured ESPC chief Malcolm Cannon to head its Edinburgh operations as it continues to expand in the residential

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Sales rise pushes Sainsbury’s ahead of Tesco

Sales rise pushes Sainsbury’s ahead of Tesco

SAINSBURY'S has continued turning the screw on big rival Tesco as it is set to unveil another market-beating sales increase this week. Analysts believe a 34th successive quarter of like-for-like sales increases is on the cards after Sainsbury’s...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Barr–Britvic merger expected to be given go-ahead

Barr–Britvic merger expected to be given go-ahead

IRN-BRU maker AG Barr's proposed £1.4 billion merger with rival Britvic is expected to get the go-ahead from the competition regulator this week. However, analysts say that the delay since the merger was referred by the Office of Fair Trading in...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Scots patent costs could rise, warn lawyers

Scots patent costs could rise, warn lawyers

SCOTTISH inventors could be landed with higher costs when trying to protect their patents if a bill working its way through parliament is not amended, lawyers have warned. The Intellectual Property Bill, which will be discussed in the House of Lords...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
US economy recovery boosts markets

US economy recovery boosts markets

BATTERED world markets finally rebounded yesterday as figures showed the world's largest economy was creating jobs - but not so many as to endanger its money-printing programme. US employers added 175,000 jobs last month, slightly more than economists...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 


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