News archive from 15 December 2012, page 2

Travel books of the year: From the Pennine Way to the wastes of Antarctica

TO begin with, an ending. Peter Whitfield's landmark Travel: A Literary History (Bodelian Library, £19.99) was published too late for last year's selection but earns its inclusion in this year's listings. It covers two and a half millennia of travel...

 
Alexander McCall Smith to write another volume of 44 Scotland Street for The Scotsman

Alexander McCall Smith to write another volume of 44 Scotland Street for The Scotsman

ALEXANDER McCall Smith is writing another volume of his best-selling series, 44 Scotland Street, for The Scotsman. The latest of his daily novels of life in Edinburgh’s New Town will begin on 7 January and will be published in the newspaper and online...

 

Outdoor books of the year: Going boldly, with exercise thrown in

IN The Natural Explorer, (Sceptre, £16.99) the follow-up to his acclaimed debut The Natural Navigator, published in March, Tristan Gooley draws an important distinction between explorers and adventurers - two distinct types who have become...

 
Fashion books of the year: All you need is tweed

Fashion books of the year: All you need is tweed

AMID the hype surrounding Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld's decision to present Scotland with his latest Metiers d'Art show celebrating tweed, the important contribution made to the French couture house by a Borders tweed factory has been...

 

Newsreader Kendall dies aged 88

FORMER BBC newsreader Kenneth Kendall has died at the age of 88. The presenter, also known to many for his role in Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt, died in hospital on the Isle of Wight yesterday. His partner of many years, Mark Fear, said he passed away...

 
Donald Trump ‘sick’ for using Lockerbie in a rant against wind farms

Donald Trump ‘sick’ for using Lockerbie in a rant against wind farms

TYCOON Donald Trump has been accused of "sinking to a new low" and being "sick" for linking his opposition to wind farms in Scotland to the Lockerbie disaster. • Donald Trump places full-page advert in Press & Journal attacking...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Gerry Hassan: Same-sex marriage row shows need for equality

Gerry Hassan: Same-sex marriage row shows need for equality

EVERYBODY has the right to freedom and open debate is essential, especially when attitudes are changing, writes Gerry Hassan The issue of same-sex marriage has become a major political controversy both sides of the Border. Both the Scottish and UK...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Leaders: US should bring closure to McKinnon’s nightmare

Leaders: US should bring closure to McKinnon’s nightmare

GARY McKinnon's long nightmare, which began ten years ago with an obsession about UFOs and led to him hacking into Nato and American defence computers and being charged by US authorities with trying to intimidate and coerce the Washington government,...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Alf Young: Nicola needs to talk; you can Bank on it

THE SNP will need a serious discussion with the Bank's new chief if it is to fulfil its economic dreams, writes Alf Young IN BETWEEN hard-hat visits to construction sites across Scotland and trying to get EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso to...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
North Korea: Rocket fuels festival of three Kims

North Korea: Rocket fuels festival of three Kims

NORTH Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians yesterday to celebrate the rule of Kim Jong-un, days after he sent a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings. Wednesday’s rocket launch came just eight months after a similar...

 
Russia clarifies its position on Syria

Russia clarifies its position on Syria

RUSSIA attempted to backtrack yesterday after its deputy foreign minister said Syrian president Bashar Assad was losing control of the country. Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted on Thursday by all three leading Russian news agencies as saying: “There is a...

 
Rice row puts John Kerry in pole position for post of US secretary

Rice row puts John Kerry in pole position for post of US secretary

FORMER presidential candidate and Democratic Senator John Kerry is the likely choice for the next US secretary of state after embattled United Nations ambassador Susan Rice withdrew from consideration on Thursday. President Barack Obama met privately...

 
Game of two halves as Egypt votes on draft constitution

Game of two halves as Egypt votes on draft constitution

EGYPTIANS will vote today in a referendum over a new draft constitution backed by Islamists that has divided the Arab world's most populous country. Supporters and opponents of president Mohammed Morsi, who rushed through the draft, held rival rallies...

 
Till death do us scart: A music system for inside your coffin

Till death do us scart: A music system for inside your coffin

IT SEEMS like the last place you might find a sound system. And, indeed, a new in-built stereo

 

Reveal your wealth, CP chiefs urged

AN OPEN letter demanding

 


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