News archive from 15 September 2012, page 5

How TV gave us the best seats in the house for moments of sporting glory

How TV gave us the best seats in the house for moments of sporting glory

Journalist and radio presenter Martin Kelner's new book takes a fascinating and irreverent look at the history of sport on TV. He talks to Chris Bond. OUR great sporting summer may be over but the images it produced will live long in the memory. From...

 

Enjoy the ‘good times’ while you can – it’ll be even worse by 2030

RISING household costs are reducing living standards even as incomes have doubled, according to a new report. Food, housing, utility and transport costs have all increased in the past five decades and the amount available to spend on anything but...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
MANCINI UNHAPPY OVER AGUERO CALL-UP

MANCINI UNHAPPY OVER AGUERO CALL-UP

Aguero has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury in City's season-opening Barclays Premier League game against Southampton four weeks ago. That did not stop Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella naming him in his squad for World Cup qualifiers...

 

From Diana to Harry, royals have been targets of prying paparazzi

The Duchess of Cambridge is not the first member of the Royal Family to be photographed without their clothes on at a French château. German tabloid Bild published pictures of the Prince of Wales naked on a balcony near Avignon in 1994. The images...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
HUGHES QUESTIONS PRE-MATCH HANDSHAKES

HUGHES QUESTIONS PRE-MATCH HANDSHAKES

The ritual will become the centre of attention when QPR host Chelsea on Saturday in the first meeting between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry since the England defender's race trial in July. Terry was found not guilty of using a racial slur against...

 

France’s First Lady sues Closer magazine

The gossip magazine that published the photos of the Duchess of Cambridge is also being sued by France's First Lady for printing pictures of her in a bikini. Valerie Trierweiler, 47, is demanding £20,000 in damages from Closer for invading her privacy...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
FA APOLOGY LONG OVERDUE SAY HILLSBOROUGH FAMILIES

FA APOLOGY LONG OVERDUE SAY HILLSBOROUGH FAMILIES

FA chairman David Bernstein yesterday offered “a full and unreserved apology” for the decision to stage the tragic FA Cup semi-final at a ground which was unsafe and did not have a valid safety certificate. It came after an initial statement from the...

 

Why it’s becoming worth the risk to flout France’s tough privacy laws

Privacy laws in France are notoriously strict, often limiting journalists' powers to investigate public figures' private lives. But one lawyer said yesterday that, with fines less harsh than in previous years, publications were more prone to take the...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 

Bottled ‘bleach’ given to toddler

A WOMAN was arrested today after an 11-month-old boy was given a bottle feared to contain bleach as he sat in a fast-food restaurant. The toddler swallowed some of the contents and immediately vomited, Scotland Yard said. He was taken to hospital for...

Scotsman, 00:15 in Hot News
 
ScottishPower chief calls for transparency over reform plans

ScottishPower chief calls for transparency over reform plans

ONE of Scotland's top energy executives has renewed calls for greater "transparency" in forthcoming electricity market reforms designed to unlock the £100 billion of investment required by the sector in the next ten years. ScottishPower...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Markets give thumbs up to Fed’s QE3 plans for US economy

Markets give thumbs up to Fed’s QE3 plans for US economy

MARKETS across Europe rallied strongly yesterday following the latest attempt by the US Federal Reserve to breathe more life into the world's largest economy. On the bond markets, yields on ten-year Italian government debt fell below 5 per cent for...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Bridge follows Eland on to Aim

Bridge follows Eland on to Aim

Bridge Energy, the oil and gas explorer and producer run by Scottish chief executive Tom Reynolds, has unveiled plans to join the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). The firm, which is already listed on the Oslo stock market, will be valued at about...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 
Surprise dip in sales at John Lewis

Surprise dip in sales at John Lewis

John Lewis suffered a dramatic slowdown in sales growth last week as a rare spell of good weather enticed shoppers away from its stores. The retailer, which this week reported a 60 per cent jump in first-half profits, said sales for the week to 8...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

Construction building up hopes for a recovery

HOPES that Britain is moving out of recession received a boost yesterday as official figures showed construction activity improved in July. The Office for National Statistics said output in the sector grew by 2.2 per cent month-on-month. It also...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 

Games bounces back as it plans to reopen stores

VIDE game retailer Game is planning to reopen stores in some of the towns where it closed down after it fell into administration earlier this year. The group, bought out of administration by turnaround investment firm OpCapita in April, said it was...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Business
 


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