News archive from 15 May 2018, page 7

Will this three-storey slice of British brutalism be the toast of Venice?

Will this three-storey slice of British brutalism be the toast of Venice?

‘A building under assembly,” wrote architects Alison and Peter Smithson in 1976, “is a ruin in reverse.” These words, now deeply ironic, accompanied their entry to the Venice Biennale, which consisted of a billboard-size photograph of their latest...

 
How we made TLC's Waterfalls

How we made TLC's Waterfalls

Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, singer Anything that’s self-destructive, that’s chasing a waterfall. We wanted to make a song with a strong message – about unprotected sex, being promiscuous, and hanging out in the wrong crowd. The messages in Waterfalls hit...

 
Modigliani painting Nu Couche (Sur Le Cote Gauche) sells for $157,000,000 at auction

Modigliani painting Nu Couche (Sur Le Cote Gauche) sells for $157,000,000 at auction

A Modigliani nude once considered obscene has sold for more than $157 million (£116 million) at an auction in New York. Nu Couche (Sur Le Cote Gauche) was said by Sotheby’s to be the greatest painting from the Italian-born artist’s series of 22...

Metro, 06:13 in Hot News
 
Arsenal star Petr Cech makes incredible claim about Gunners' terrible away form

Arsenal star Petr Cech makes incredible claim about Gunners' terrible away form

The Gunners had the second-best home form of all 20 top-flight teams over the 19 matches they played at the Emirates this season. But it was their shocking away form throughout Arsene Wenger's final campaign in charge that cost them a Champions League...

Daily Star, 06:14 in Sport
 

Village seeking revamp of Royal Deeside’s other castle

A tiny community which runs a 17th century castle in the heart of Royal Deeside has launched a major fundraising campaign to restore the historic tower. Braemar Castle is run by villagers who need to find £1.5 million to replace the unsightly and...

 

Glasgow students to revive university’s historic Latin contest

Students at Glasgow University are to take part in an ancient Mastermind-style head-to-head competition for the first time in decades - which will see them sit on an historic chair and answer questions about Latin. The tradition of the Blackstone...

 

Leader comment: Scotland invented Mastermind in the 19th century

So, was Mastermind actually invented in Scotland during the first half of 19th century? The BBC quiz show is regarded as one of the most daunting because the toughness and quick-fire nature of the questions, the special seat isolating the contestant...

 

Aidan Smith: Edinburgh gets its ‘nae nickers’ in twist over Festival

Street artists and their admirers can be annoying, but the Festival makes the Capital more interesting, says Aidan Smith. It’s a classic Edinburgh image. Not as lyrical as reverends skating on Duddingston Loch or as majestic as sailing boats sweeping...

 

New roundabout and traffic calming measures in Barton under Needwood as part of £250,000 project

Work has been launched on a £250,000 project - including a new mini-island - to improve road safety and traffic flow in Barton under Needwood. The scheme in the East Staffordshire village is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council's highways...

 
Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool ace told to make huge transfer decision

Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool ace told to make huge transfer decision

The Egyptian has been in tremendous form for the Reds this season, scoring 44 goals across all competitions. He scooped up the PFA Player of the Year award, as well as the Writer’s Player of the Year and Premier League Player of the Year. In his first...

Daily Star, 06:18 in Sport
 

BMX riders headed to Hartlepool to compete for glory

Hundreds of BMX riders from all over the north of England made tracks to compete in an event in Hartlepool. Summerhill Country Park played host to a regional series of competitions on Sunday organised by the North East BMX club which is based in...

 

Man admits to eight thefts from Hartlepool shops

A former drug addict who lapsed into heroin use went on a shoplifting spree. Ian Thompson stole six times from McColl’s shops, twice from a One Stop shop, and once from a Spar shop. Thompson stole coffee, washing up liquid, cleaning products, and...

 

Hartlepool youngster Dottie’s great strides towards walking unaided

Little Dottie O’Keefe is making great strides towards walking on her own two feet unaided. Just five weeks after undergoing a life-changing operation after the town raised £35,000 to pay for it, the determined four-year-old has taken her first steps....

 

Cancer charity’s £108,000 boost for hospital chemotherapy ward

A music fundraising charity has now given just short of £300,000 to worthy causes which help people with cancer. Music v Cancer’s Weekender as the charity presented a £108,000 cheque to the Chemotherapy Ward at the University Hospital of North Tees to...

 

Hartlepool school’s bid to create facilities fit for future generations

Building plans for a major multi-million pound facelift to a Hartlepool secondary school have been submitted to council chiefs. High Tunstall College of Science, on Elwick Road, intends to build a new ‘superblock’ to create teaching facilities fit for...

 


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