Rebecca Barret, Alice Cruickshank, Cassie Burke and Dan Hodgson discuss the worst(best) moments from the Oscars 2014.
By Fraser Ryan
Welcome to the Podcast that answers fan tweets about all questions Mixed Martial Arts with Fraser Ryan.
This week, Fraser dissects the reasons why Bellator did not have to completely cancel Bellator 106, does Fabricio Werdum stand a chance against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and what the future holds for returning bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz coming off his injury plagued 2 year absence.
This week in film, Rachael Bell is anticipating the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit installation. The podcast will feature a clip from the latest trailer. Rachael will also hear from fans who are excited to see the new movie. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be coming to cinemas on 13th December 2013.
Bethan Cleary now reports live from Grangemouth
By Rachel Campbell, Saoirse Docherty and Lisa Brown.
Justin Bieber arrived 2 hours late for his first night at London’s o2 arena. The star kept 20 thousand fans waiting until 10.30pm.
By Gary Henderson, Andrew Ross and Josiah Whitworth.
One of the most decorated managers in the English Premiership, Arsene Wenger has been at the Arsenal helm for over 16 years. However after an eight year barren-spell, is the Frenchman’s time in North London up? Host Josiah Whitworth is joined by guests Andrew Ross and chief football analyst Gary Henderson to discuss Wenger’s managerial future.
The maximum jail time for carrying a knife in Scotland will increase from four to five years, justice secretary Kenny MacAskill announced today.
He says the move sends out a strong message that “knives cost lives”
Mr MacAskill also announced a crackdown on people released from prison who commit more crime before their original sentence is up.
The announcement comes at a time when police are carrying out a record number of stop and searches. This move will aim to get out the message that carrying a knife is just not worth the risk.
So do the public think that increasing jail time will reduce knife violence?
The justice secretary said that violent crime was at a 30-year low, with 44% fewer weapons on the streets since 2006-07. But how much of this reduction is down to better clampdown measures and higher jail terms? Should there be a call for using education to tackle violence at an early-age, with more emphasis on violence prevention?
Deputy Chief Superintendent John Carnochan, of Strathclyde police’s Violence Reduction Unit, said after the announcement that “prevention is undoubtedly better than cure when it comes to violence – we need to try and stop the drama before it comes to violence, help people understand that carrying weapons and using violence to resolve conflict is wrong long before the police, the courts, the justice system have to get involved.”
Perhaps the message is that a two-pronged approach will work best – combining tougher enforcement and higher jail time measures with more all-rounded educational methods which aim to tackle and prevent violence at its core.
Jobseekers may have to reconsider their presence on Facebook after a survey released today reveals over 50% of employers use the site to assess potential employees.
A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that photos of bad behaviour may haunt their future job prospects with more than half of employers claiming to have used Facebook to weed out job candidates.
Facebook has settings to control the information seen by different types of friends, but only one third use them, the report said.
I asked some student jobseekers whether or not they were nervous about today’s findings.
The risk of flooding is no longer just an issue of south England and Wales. Heavy rainfall might cause flooding in different areas across Scotland.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency suggests people in risky areas to keep up with the latest flood alerts online. SEPA is providing regular updates on forecast river and coastal flooding and will keep monitoring the situation 24/7.
Now, if you don’t like Mondays, then we are sure you will be able to banish those winter blues because tonight is Bonfire Night.
Across Edinburgh this weekend, people have been enjoying various firework displays but tonight sees the city’s official 5th of November extravaganza at Meadowbank Stadium.
Our reporter, Ted Edmunds, has had his eyes on the capital’s skies:
Thousands of revellers are set to gather this evening as Bonfire Night gets underway in the Lothians.
Edinburgh’s official display will be held at Meadowbank Stadium, while other large-scale events take place in Mussleburgh, Pencaitland and Hopetoun House in South Queensferry. Alasdair Peoples reports.
Second to the title of Scotland’s most famous drink, but no less enjoyed, is the country’s other national drink, Irn Bru. Loved all over the world by millions the ginger ginger is now being embraced in a new fashion, through the wonders of fusion cuisine.
First there was the Irn Bru flavoured square sausage, which made its mark in 2007. Since, the appetite for Irn Bru to be embraced into our every meal – and every course – has grown; and so has stemmed a variety of adventurous recipes all embracing the nation’s favourite fizzy.
And it is not just the Scots who are Irn Bru lovers, the drink ‘made from girders’ is growing in popularity south of the border. So much so, that a new Irn Bru factory is to be built, in England! So, to celebrate the news of our other national drink we have compiled a list of recipes using the country’s favourite ginger.
Next up, Irn Bru Ice-cream Ripple. Imagine, you’ve just enjoyed your meal at Edinburgh’s finest fusion cuisine restaurant, you’ve had Irn Bru flavoured sausages, severed on top garlic and lemon mashed potato drizzled in a light gravy, but you’ve got a small space left, just hankering for ice-cream to wash it all down. Click here for the recipe.