News archive from 31 May 2013, page 3



England coach Roy Hodgson has rejected Gary Lineker's claim of a return to the "dark ages" with their performance in the 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland. Within minutes of the final whistle at Wembley, Lineker took to Twitter to...

Daily Star, 01:24 in Sport


Mark Hughes has urged Stoke fans to place their faith in the judgement of the club's hierarchy following his appointment as the Potters' new manager. Hughes has signed a three-year deal with the Staffordshire side around six months after being sacked...

Daily Star, 01:24 in Sport

Public backs criminalising purchase of sex, says MSP

A PROPOSAL to criminalise the purchase of sex has been overwhelmingly backed, according to the results of a public consultation. Almost 1,000 people responded to Labour MSP Rhoda Grant’s plan, which she hopes will become law in Scotland. Of the total,...

Scotsman, 01:24 in Hot News
Japan consumer prices fall 0.4% in April

Japan consumer prices fall 0.4% in April

Japan's consumer prices fell by 0.4% year-on-year in April, the sixth straight month of declines. The world's third largest economy has experienced years of deflation, and its central bank currently has a 2% inflation target. The core consumer price...

BBC, 01:27 in Business
Jimmy Savile Glencoe cottage sells for £212,000

Jimmy Savile Glencoe cottage sells for £212,000

A HIGHLAND cottage owned by Jimmy Savile has sold for more than twice its guide price after a dramatic bidding war. **

How to market your app yourself and take it front page

How to market your app yourself and take it front page

You've had an idea. It's a brilliant, bound-to-make a million idea for an app. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Payback time Rooted in tech Tech finds profit in poo in Dubai Bringing Lebanon's designers online...

BBC, 01:40 in Business

Georgia Williams: arrested man suspected of murder

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a girl who has been missing since Sunday. Jamie Reynolds, from Wellington, Shropshire, had originally been arrested in Glasgow for the alleged kidnap of 17-year-old Georgia Williams...

Scotsman, 01:48 in Hot News

Asian shares, Nikkei recover as soft U.S. data see quantitative easing staying on

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after U.S. GDP grew 2.4 percent in the first quarter, slightly less than first reported, new claims for unemployment benefits rose in the latest week and pending home sales rose 0.3 percent in April, below expectations of...

Reuters, 01:54 in Business
Joyce McMillan: Festival City title fits Edinburgh

Joyce McMillan: Festival City title fits Edinburgh

It's that time of year again: and yesterday, in the usual mood of slightly frantic celebration, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society launched its annual programme brochure, which once again contains more shows than ever before - this time, it's more...


Farming: War of words over rural development

BUDGET figures released by the European Commission showing a drop in the cash the UK will receive through the rural development programme sparked of a political war of words yesterday. Commenting on the UK’s share of the €84.723 billion seven-year...

Scotsman, 02:01 in Business

Richard Lochhead warns of Defra veto

RURAL affairs cabinet secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday admitted that the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) could veto Scotland's hopes of securing a continuation of so-called coupled payments - support linked to...

Scotsman, 02:01 in Business

Markets play down US data revision

The London market made cautious gains yesterday as downbeat US economic data reassured investors that the Federal Reserve would not scale back stimulus measures any time soon. The FTSE 100 Index added 29.82 to close at 6,656.99 as a small revision to...

Scotsman, 02:01 in Business

Gig review: Steve Earle, Glasgow

"HARD times in the new millennium," growled Steve Earle during 21st Century Blues, referring presumably not so much to matters personal as those for the world at large. 02 ACADEMY **** After hard times of his own across a long career the...


Gig review: Rush, Glasgow

TERMINALLY unhip Canadian power trio Rush were embarking on out-there, multi-part progressive electro rock odysseys before the members of Muse were even born and can still hold their own live, albeit with quainter stagecraft. SECC **** This Clockwork...


Theatre review: The Poor Mouth, Edinburgh

TO PUT on a poor mouth is to adopt a mood of self-pity; to recount one's sufferings with relish, in the hope of inviting sympathy. Traverse **** And there can never have been a more lethally comic and yet fundamentally tragic account of the role of...


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