News archive from 13 May 2012, page 9

Barford weir boat accident sparks major search operation

Barford weir boat accident sparks major search operation

It is believed a small boat carrying the four people capsized at the bottom of a weir late on Saturday afternoon. Two children were pulled from the river by a police officer and a local resident and have been taken to Warwick Hospital. One of them had...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Vicky Featherstone’s sudden exit sets stage for a new direction

Vicky Featherstone’s sudden exit sets stage for a new direction

IT IS the most prestigious job in Scottish theatre. So, just days after Vicky Featherstone's shock resignation as artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), it is perhaps unsurprising speculation over who her successor is already at...

 
Charge of the Light Brigade to dazzle at Edinburgh’s International Festival

Charge of the Light Brigade to dazzle at Edinburgh’s International Festival

ARTHUR'S Seat is the stage for an ambitious, illuminated walking and running spectacle as part of the Edinburgh Festival - and anyone can play a part, finds Gabe Stewart IT IS a crisp, clear spring night in Edinburgh. I am lying on my back on a...

 
Hair to the throne

Hair to the throne

CAN any of today's stylists make as profound an impact on fashion as the late great Vidal Sassoon did in the 60s? Emma Cowing examines the contenders HE WAS, says stylist Nicky Clarke, “the most iconic of hairdressers”. Vidal Sassoon, who died last...

 
Harley-Davidson devotees rescue crumbling Scots home of legendary motorbike maker

Harley-Davidson devotees rescue crumbling Scots home of legendary motorbike maker

A TINY but 'n' ben is about to get a new - and noisy - lease of life. The cottage in Angus is the former family home of the American Scot who helped found the most iconic motorbike ever produced. Now devotees of the Harley-Davidson brand have used...

 
Duke of Argyll joins Jacobite rebels to petition Queen for clemency

Duke of Argyll joins Jacobite rebels to petition Queen for clemency

THE Queen is to be presented with a petition aimed at ending laws imposed by the British government on the vanquished Jacobite clans after the 1715 and 1745 risings. After the failed insurrection to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne,...

 

Croft tourism throws lifeline to struggling farms

THE chances are there will be dodgy weather, a surplus of midges and a lack of night life. But the historic network of crofts that date back more than a century are to be marketed as an "authentic" taste of Scotland. The Scottish Crofters’...

 

Hard living: A history of crofting

Crofting was the outcome of the Highland Clearances when tens of thousands of people were evicted and moved to small plots on difficult-to-cultivate land in return for an annual rent. Communal “townships” were formed, sharing grazing. However, life...

 

COMEBACK QUEEN STEPS OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Sunday May 13 2012 by Sandro Monetti Have your say(0) AS Michelle Pfeiffer makes a return to the Hollywood limelight Sandro Monetti discovers what the star has been up to for the past few years... and it involves a hammer and some nails. If YOU have...

 
WHY SPENCER PERCIVAL HAD TO DIE

WHY SPENCER PERCIVAL HAD TO DIE

It is a strange twist of fate because arriving on time would have saved his life. By 5pm, when Perceval enters the crowded lobby, his murderer John Bellingham is ready. Bellingham steps out in front of the prime minister, pulls a pistol from a...

 
Ed Miliband puts pressure on Jeremy Hunt over hacking revelations

Ed Miliband puts pressure on Jeremy Hunt over hacking revelations

LABOUR yesterday piled further pressure on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to stand down as Ed Miliband said it now "beggars belief" that he remained in his job following fresh revelations in the Leveson Inquiry. Miliband’s attack came after...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Scottish independence: Alex Salmond accused over second question in referendum

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond accused over second question in referendum

SCOTTISH Labour leader Johann Lamont yesterday accused Alex Salmond of floating a possible second question on further devolution as part of the independence referendum because he "fears" he won't win the vote to leave the UK. Lamont,...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
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Race is at its heart. Frank Money is black and a Korean veteran, mentally in a mess and suffering from what we would call post-traumatic stress disorder. Restrained in an army hospital, Frank escapes and runs shoeless through the snow before finding...

 
OPERA REVIEWS- JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ AND EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

OPERA REVIEWS- JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ AND EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

The ease with which he hits the top notes has made him the ideal choice for such “bel canto” composers as Bellini, rossini and Donizetti but at his packed concert last week, Florez's heart seemed to be drawn most to the Smoke There's Fire from...

 
One-man Fringe show promises to lift the lid on tabloid tactics

One-man Fringe show promises to lift the lid on tabloid tactics

IT HAS featured gripping testimony from media figures Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks as well as celebrity actors such as Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller. Now a taste of the Leveson Inquiry is coming to Scotland. Former tabloid journalist Richard...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 


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