News archive from 16 April 2015, page 8

Stars of theatre take centre stage

Stars of theatre take centre stage

THERE was an 89-year-old acting legend, a former X-Factor judge turned musical star, and more than one dame. The red carpet was rolled out at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London last night as theatreland celebrated with the prestigious...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Hot News
 
Life on Mars Philip Glenister is Top Gear favourite

Life on Mars Philip Glenister is Top Gear favourite

ACTOR Philip Glenister, famed for his role as the politically incorrect detective in Life on Mars, has become the new favourite to replace ousted Jeremy Clarkson as the new presenter of 
Top Gear. Best known for playing rough-and-ready DCI...

Scotsman, 00:36 in Hot News
 
Student dies in rampage over extremist attack fears

Student dies in rampage over extremist attack fears

ONE Kenyan student was killed and 141 injured in a stampede yesterday on the campus of the University of Nairobi when students mistook several accidental explosions for an extremist attack, according to an official. One male third-year student was...

 
Turkish anger as Pope talks genocide

Turkish anger as Pope talks genocide

POPE Francis sparked a diplomatic incident with Turkey yesterday by calling the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognise it as such. The Pope, who...

 
Obama-Castro meeting dampens anti-US sentiment

Obama-Castro meeting dampens anti-US sentiment

AS usual when Latin America's leftist leaders get together with United States officials, there were plenty of swipes at the US during the seventh Summit of the Americas. From 19th century territorial raids on Mexico to US support for the overthrow of...

 
Ruth Davidson on campaigning and Tory turnarounds

Ruth Davidson on campaigning and Tory turnarounds

IN THE first of a new series in the run-up to the General Election, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson talks tactics, Tory turnarounds and tiredness on the campaign trail Davidson chooses her own flavour (rum and raisin, “I can have that, I’m...

Scotsman, 00:52 in Politics
 
Celebrities call for end to Trident

Celebrities call for end to Trident

Comedian Frankie Boyle, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and the band Massive Attack are among leading figures in music, the arts and science who have called for the UK to scrap its nuclear deterrent. Nobel prize winner and Edinburgh University...

Scotsman, 01:21 in Hot News
 

Tennis star Andy Murray weds Kim Sears in Dunblane

DUNBLANE was battered by hail, sleet and driving winds yesterday but the sun finally burst through as Andy Murray arrived at the town's cathedral to marry his girlfriend Kim Sears. The event, dubbed “Scotland’s wedding of the year”, electrified...

 
Rising cases of young people with spinal problems

Rising cases of young people with spinal problems

A SEDENTARY lifestyle has been linked to growing numbers of young people seeking medical help for back and neck pain, health experts have warned. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) say under-30s are increasingly suffering with pain, associated...

Scotsman, 01:53 in Hot News
 
Big spending pools winner Viv Nicholson dies aged 79

Big spending pools winner Viv Nicholson dies aged 79

LEGENDARY football pools winner Viv Nicholson, who shot to fame when she said she would "spend, spend, spend" her £152,000 winnings in 1961, has died aged 79. Mrs Nicholson and her husband Keith, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, took just...

Scotsman, 01:53 in Hot News
 
Hillary Clinton announces 2016 presidential bid

Hillary Clinton announces 2016 presidential bid

Hillary Clinton last night confirmed that she will seek the presidency of the United States for the second time. John Podesta, a top adviser to the former first lady and secretary of state, made her 2016 plans official with an email message sent to...

Scotsman, 01:58 in Politics
 
My big day? It was all right thanks, says Murray

My big day? It was all right thanks, says Murray

EVEN on the happiest day of his life, Andy Murray was still maintaining his understated veneer, declaring his wedding was "all right, thanks". The response outside Dunblane Cathedral to a wellwisher asking how his nuptials had been was...

 
Virtual world will soon become reality

Virtual world will soon become reality

"Virtual" nursing homes, where the health of elderly people living at home is monitored remotely, and roads with only driverless cars could be a reality sooner than previously thought, Scottish scientists have claimed. The increasing use of...

Scotsman, 02:16 in Hot News
 
Taxpayers get bill for Rosyth’s nuclear graveyard

Taxpayers get bill for Rosyth’s nuclear graveyard

THE cost of looking after Scotland's "nuclear graveyard" of decommissioned submarines has soared, with millions of pounds a year being spent to keep the vessels afloat, new figures show. The bill for maintaining and storing the seven subs at...

Scotsman, 02:16 in Hot News
 
Alps crash victims’ girlfriend won’t blame Lubitz

Alps crash victims’ girlfriend won’t blame Lubitz

The girlfriend of a Briton who died in the French Alps air disaster has told how he switched flights "at the last moment" and said she did not blame the co-pilot who crashed the jet. Paul Bramley, 28, died when Andreas Lubitz locked the...

Scotsman, 02:16 in Hot News
 


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