News archive from 28 March 2013, page 3

Cold snap causes daffodil shortage

Retailer John Lewis is selling fake daffodils for the first time as the relentless cold weather delays the arrival of the spring blooms. The long winter means spring flowers will bloom late this year and has led to daffodil shortages for events such...

 
Art review: Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East, Queen’s Gallery

Art review: Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East, Queen’s Gallery

RECENT pictures in the press of Prince Charles in the Tube being shown how to use an Oyster card remind us how remote from ordinary reality our royals generally are. Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East Queen’s Gallery,...

 

'Alarming' drop in UK bird numbers

The numbers of the UK's most threatened and "incredibly precious" birds are continuing to fall after years of declining at "alarming rates", according to a birdwatching survey. Starlings, a UK 'red-listed' species - meaning it is...

 
Images of Scotland: Crieff, Perthshire

Images of Scotland: Crieff, Perthshire

Jennifer Strachan took this photograph of horses with their backs against the blizzard on the first day of spring in Crieff, Perthshire View more images of Scotland on our Facebook page • To submit your picture for publication online or in The...

 

Cold snap causes daffodil shortage

Retailer John Lewis is selling fake daffodils for the first time as the relentless cold weather delays the arrival of the spring blooms. The long winter means spring flowers will bloom late this year and has led to daffodil shortages for events such...

 

Government warned on web strategy

Half the country's over 65s do not use the internet, threatening to create a digital "them and us" as the Government increasingly moves services online, the Whitehall spending watchdog warned. The National Audit Office said the Government...

 

'Alarming' drop in UK bird numbers

The numbers of the UK's most threatened and "incredibly precious" birds are continuing to fall after years of declining at "alarming rates", according to a birdwatching survey. Starlings, a UK 'red-listed' species - meaning it is...

 

Arts blog: ‘Whether the art world’s crying out for it we’re not sure’

DAVID Pollock meets masters of the "art happening', Collective 85A IT FEELS wonderful, with both eyes trained on culture and a blur of safe, familiar, sometimes dazzling experiences going by, to be forced to pay attention to the sight of...

 

Call to address 'English question'

The "English question" must be resolved to allow the United Kingdom's rapidly changing constitutional settlement to settle in a satisfactory form, a committee of MPs have said. The political and constitutional reform select committee (PCRSC)...

 

Government warned on web strategy

Half the country's over 65s do not use the internet, threatening to create a digital "them and us" as the Government increasingly moves services online, the Whitehall spending watchdog warned. The National Audit Office said the Government...

 
New Cumnock voted Scotland’s carbuncle in awards

New Cumnock voted Scotland’s carbuncle in awards

IT HOLDS the dubious honour of being the award that nobody wants. The annual Carbuncle Awards - which "celebrate" Scotland's most dismal towns - are announced today, with an East Ayrshire mining village taking the main accolade. New Cumnock...

 

Call to address 'English question'

The "English question" must be resolved to allow the United Kingdom's rapidly changing constitutional settlement to settle in a satisfactory form, a committee of MPs have said. The political and constitutional reform select committee (PCRSC)...

 
UK ministers warn budgets to be cuts again by 10%

UK ministers warn budgets to be cuts again by 10%

UK MINISTERS have been warned that their budgets are set to be slashed again by 10 per cent as the government brings in a new round of austerity measures A letter from Lib Dem Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander to his cabinet colleagues has told...

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Carl Pistorius pleads not guilty to motorcyclist death

Carl Pistorius pleads not guilty to motorcyclist death

THE brother of Oscar Pistorius has plead not guilty to a charge of culpable homicide or negligent killing in a South African court for the death of a woman motorcyclist in a crash in 2008. Carl Pistorius also plead not guilty to two alternative...

 
Belgian chocolate industry moves to protect brand

Belgian chocolate industry moves to protect brand

Pralines at Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus in Vlezenbeek, near Brussels. The industry says inferior copies are damaging the brand. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters Belgian chocolate makers will meet regional governments from next month to decide how...

 


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