News archive from 13 December 2012, page 2

Film reviews: False Trail | The Man with the Iron Fists | Love Crime

Film reviews: False Trail | The Man with the Iron Fists | Love Crime

THOUGH you wouldn't know it from the title, this latest Nordic Noir is actually a belated sequel to one of Sweden's most acclaimed thrillers (1996's The Hunters). Don't let that put you off, though. False Trail (15) Directed by: Kjell Sundvall...

 
Arts diary: Viva Forever? | Vicky not forever | McCartney or Morrissey?

Arts diary: Viva Forever? | Vicky not forever | McCartney or Morrissey?

PICTURE the scene. It's the morning after the premiere of a glittering new West End musical, inspired by the songs of an internationally successful British pop group and written by a 1980s alternative comedy star. The reviews are in, and they’re all...

 

Critics choice: What to see this week

The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society | Sweet Smell of Success | Victoria Crowe | RSNO: John Lill Plays Grieg | Slow Club / Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler / Cerys by Candlelight THEATRE THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE APPRECIATION SOCIETY TRAVERSE...

 

Christmas theatre reviews: White Christmas | Sleeping Beauty | The Snow Queen

IT'S all about demographics, in modern theatre marketing; this is a show for kids, this for oldsters, and - oh yes - here's one for Tina Turner fans. White Christmas Pitlochry Festival Theatre * * * * Sleeping Beauty Citizens Theatre, Glasgow * * * *...

 
Artists forced to survive on £100 a week

Artists forced to survive on £100 a week

THREE-quarters of visual artists in Scotland are earning less than £5,000 a year, according to a new report. Just five per cent of artists surveyed for the study said they were earning more than £15,000 after tax and expenses. When it came to actual...

 
Images of Scotland: South Ballachulish in the Highlands

Images of Scotland: South Ballachulish in the Highlands

Colin Malcolm took this picture of what remains of the old pier at South Ballachulish in the Highlands. View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The Scotsman email...

 
Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise

Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise

Even if all male students applying to university were accepted, their entry rate would still be lower than that for women. Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy Women are a third more likely to go to university than men, according to a Ucas...

 

Exhibition review: The Lost Prince - National Portrait Gallery, London

IT IS easy to forget that that unhappy monarch Charles I was a Scot. He was born in Dunfermline. It is easy to forget, too, that he was never expected to be king. The Lost Prince National Portrait Gallery, London * * * * His elder brother, Henry,...

 

UK facing a ‘long and painful’ recovery as inflation lingers

BANK of England chief economist Spencer Dale yesterday warned that the UK faces a "long and painful" recovery as wages grow more slowly than prices, and admitted there is little the monetary policy committee (MPC) can do to help. A...

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Constance tries jobs advice

SCOTTISH youth employment minister Angela Constance will today visit Edinburgh City Council's Waverley Court offices to see how jobs advisers are moving into the council's "business development centre". The centre already brings together...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 
Austrian count denies laundering cash to covertly aid UK arms deals

Austrian count denies laundering cash to covertly aid UK arms deals

AN AUSTRIAN count accused of covertly helping BAE Systems - Britain's biggest arms group - win business in central and eastern Europe has insisted he served only as a well-connected adviser who had nothing to do with alleged bribes. Alfons...

 
Australian speaker’s gay-sex suit thrown out

Australian speaker’s gay-sex suit thrown out

A SEXUAL harassment suit against the former speaker of Australia's parliament was thrown out of court yesterday. The judge dismissed the allegations against Peter Slipper as nothing more than a political attack aimed at ruining his career and...

 
North Korean rocket success condemned by worried UN

North Korean rocket success condemned by worried UN

NORTH Koreans danced in the streets of their capital yesterday to celebrate the launch of the Communist nation's first satellite into space. Meanwhile, at the United Nations’ Security Council in New York, the launch was condemned as a violation of a...

 
WARREN GATLAND: 'LEAVING OUT MY MATE SHAUN EDWARDS WAS AGONISING'

WARREN GATLAND: 'LEAVING OUT MY MATE SHAUN EDWARDS WAS AGONISING'

So his decision to prefer Andy Farrell as his Lions defence and motivational coach was as painful as any he has had to take. Edwards, Gatland's lieutenant at Wasps and then with Wales while championships were being won, is mortified at his exclusion...

 

Comic’s party breaks up

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which has enjoyed a surge in support over the past year, is in danger of imploding just as elections begin. Comedian Beppe Grillo, its founder and chief, yesterday expelled two key members after weeks of...

 


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