News archive from 14 April 2014, page 7

Game of Thrones recap: season four, episode two – The Lion and the Rose

Game of Thrones recap: season four, episode two – The Lion and the Rose

Joffrey Baratheon … should have skipped the wedding? Photograph: HBO Spoiler alert: this blog is published after Game of Thrones airs on HBO in the US on Sunday. Do not read on unless you have watched season four, episode two (which airs in the UK on...

Guardian, 03:06 in Showbiz
 
Paolo Nutini promises fans they won't have to wait as long for next album after new record took him five years to make

Paolo Nutini promises fans they won't have to wait as long for next album after new record took him five...

PAOLO Nutini has promised fans they won’t have to wait as long for his next album after new record Caustic Love took five years to make. In fact, the Candy singer has already started work on new material. Caustic Love, released today, is his first...

 
Asian stocks slip on Wall Street gloom, yen holds firm

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street gloom, yen holds firm

Ongoing tensions in Ukraine also sapped investors' appetite for risk. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a...

Reuters, 03:08 in Business
 
Mum who lost twin son to cot death speaks of heartache over tragedy as she vows to raise awareness of syndrome

Mum who lost twin son to cot death speaks of heartache over tragedy as she vows to raise awareness of syndrome

A MUM who lost one of her twin babies to cot death has spoken of her heartache. Alistair and James Thompson were 21 months when dad Gary, 37, found Alistair’s body in his cot. As what would have been the tragic tot’s third birthday nears, mum...

 
Interpol hunt: Daughter tells of agony over dad's disappearance as crimefighters step up bid to trace men who vanished without a trace

Interpol hunt: Daughter tells of agony over dad's disappearance as crimefighters step up bid to trace men...

A DAUGHTER is pinning her hopes on Interpol finding her missing father. Stefnie Ewing, 28, is just one of the relatives left waiting and wondering what happened to their loved ones. Her father Archibald Gerald Winston Ewing disappeared in 2003. Years...

 
Snooker ace Stephen Hendry puts house up for rent during Ryder Cup after dumping wife for 26-year-old kids' TV star

Snooker ace Stephen Hendry puts house up for rent during Ryder Cup after dumping wife for 26-year-old kids'...

SNOOKER champ Stephen Hendry’s house is up for rent during the Ryder Cup after he split from his wife for a 26-year-old children’s television star. The family home in Auchterarder is available for a rumoured five-figure sum during the tournament....

 
Olivier Awards: Small theatres flex muscles in West End

Olivier Awards: Small theatres flex muscles in West End

It was a night when London's smaller theatres showed the West End who was boss. Islington's Almeida Theatre emerged triumphant at Sunday's Olivier Awards with a combined eight wins for its West End transfers of Chimerica and Ghosts. Lucy Kirkwood's...

BBC, 03:29 in Art & Culture
 

Syria's Assad says war turning in his favour

Assad's allies have portrayed him as confident and in control and they expect him to run for and win a presidential election in July - a turnaround from last year when he looked on the verge of defeat as rebels advanced towards Damascus, struck in the...

 

Nigeria Islamists kill 68 in two village attacks - witnesses

Witnesses said the gunmen attacked the village of Kala Balge, near the Cameroon border, on Thursday, from several different quarters, shooting sporadically as terrified residents tried to flee. "I'm making efforts to evacuate my parents from the...

 
Group’s road safety lesson

Group’s road safety lesson

An officer from Bradwell Safer Neighbourhood Team has educated youngsters in Grindleford about the importance of road safety. PCSO Anthony Boswell spoke to the group at Grindleford Youth Club about staying safe on the roads during the visit. PCSO...

 
Game of Thrones: a tribute to King Joffrey Baratheon

Game of Thrones: a tribute to King Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey … we will never see your like again … Photograph: HBO Spoiler alert: if you haven't seen Game of Thrones season four, episode two, do not read on. So it's farewell to King Joffrey Baratheon, poisoned by one of the many guests at his wedding...

Guardian, 03:43 in Showbiz
 

More Russian incursions would hurt Ukraine economy - central bank

Many of Ukraine's biggest factories and some of its agricultural production lie in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have taken up arms and occupied government buildings. "The main risk (to the economy) has a political-occupational...

Reuters, 03:50 in Business
 
Internet Britain: Drive For 2.5m New Surfers

Internet Britain: Drive For 2.5m New Surfers

The web is 25 years old - but 11 million adults in the UK still don't use it. With public services like tax returns and passport applications being delivered online more and more, the Government wants to bring that number down by launching a new...

 
Scottish independence: HS2 link ‘may be ditched’

Scottish independence: HS2 link ‘may be ditched’

The extension of the high speed rail project to Scotland could be ditched if the country becomes independent, it has been claimed. A third phase has been earmarked for the controversial High Speed Two (HS2) scheme from either Leeds or Manchester to...

Scotsman, 04:32 in Politics
 

Zoe Coombs Marr – Dave review: a black mirror on the Australian male psyche

Spluttering tirades ... Zoe Coombs Marr as Dave. Zoe Coombs Marr pulls off something quite remarkable in her Melbourne comedy festival show Dave. As a woman playing the part of a sexist, puerile, obnoxious but affable bloke, she creates an incredible...

 


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