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CBSO revisit inspired James Bond classics at Symphony Hall

Amongst the most spine tingling tracks performed included Casey's renditions of Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever, as well as Gladys Knight's Licence To Kill and Adele's Skyfall. A duet by both vocalists of Jack White and Alicia Keys …

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Mennock couple robbed in own home

They held them against their will before searching the property and making off with items including a quantity of jewellery and phones. The robbers appeared to have left the scene in a vehicle which was heard driving off along the A76 road towards …

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Jewellery as a safety device

Leaf Wearables, in partnership with Ziveg, has brought out the Safer jewellery range. It includes pendants, cuffs and bracelets that make travelling safe — not only smarter but also fashionable. Each piece of jewellery comes with a small Safer device …

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Cairn reports full-year pretax loss on revenues of €3.7m

Listed-Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes has reported a pretax loss before exceptional items of €5.5 million on revenues of €3.7 million for 2015. Due to exceptional items linked to the company's founder share scheme, the full-year loss was €37.2 million.

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Should you invest heavily in metal stocks now?

The merger with Cairn India also continues to hang in balance. Among ….. Over half or 57.3% of this was for jewellery, followed by 'bar and coins' for investment (24%), demand by central banks (14%) and by industry for technological applica tions (7.9%).

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Spotify teams up with Starbucks to offer personalised playlists and rewards

Starbucks has signed a deal with Spotify to launch a range of music features across thousands of its shops. The deal will see the coffee chain link 7,000 of its stores in the US with Spotify, and all employees will be given access to a Premium account …

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Vanacci to launch 'fragrance-infused jewellery'

Yorkshire design firm Vanacci has applied for a patent for its new fragrance-infused jewellery and accessories ahead of a new crowdfunding campaign launching next month. Vanacci Lockstone. Vanacci's newest project is currently in its early stages, with …

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Healthcare Environment Inspectorate gives the State Hospital in Carstairs a …

Specifically HEI focuses on: providing assurance to the public, NHS boards, and the Scottish Government that patients are as safe as possible from HAIs and their consequences; HAI standards in NHS acute hospitals are high; and any HAI issues are being …

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Get the look of the glamorous Met Gala stars by shining in metallics

Knowing how to wear metallics will let you make the most of this season's hottest trend. Don't limit yourself to jewellery and accessories and let metallics make their way into your wardrobe. And while you might be tempted to leave your glitzy gold …

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Poor Tom Conti he's only making a £15m profit on his Hampstead home

Actor Tom Conti has knocked a whopping £2.5 million off the price of his palatial Hampstead home – and it's all George Osborne's fault. 'Recent stamp duty rises have rather frozen the market,' complains the Shirley Valentine star. Tom, 73, and wife …

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Huttopia Lanmary is set in half an acre of woodland in the Dordogne

Granted, the name is trying too hard, but that's about it in terms of the negatives. Huttopia does upscale camping in France and, for us, it wasn't really camping at all, but my two children, aged 10 and seven, weren't to know that. We were, after all …

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Video shows tourist braving the 1575ft-long 'Sui-Slide Zip Line' in the …

Incredible point-of-view footage shows a tourist braving the 'Sui-Slide Zip Line' high above the Loboc River in the Philippines. The video, filmed earlier this year, shows the tourist setting off on the second-leg of the line and then being treated to …

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Tory activist Shazia Awan: Zac Goldsmith's damaging, exploitative and ugly …

Reading Tory campaign literature of recent weeks you would be forgiven for thinking that all Indian households are bursting with gold jewellery and they all admire Narendra Modi and dislike Muslims. On Khan, the Goldsmith camp has said, ….. Trafford …

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Operating margins of gold jewellery retailers to shrink in FY16: Report

The regulatory proposition and consequent strike by jewellers are likely to impact the industry volumes and margins during the first quarter of the calendar year 2016. But analysts expect overall volumes for the whole year to be spurred up by pent-up …

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Weaker quarter for jewellery firms

Annualising nine months' revenues of the three companies and extrapolating the estimated revenue for this quarter, Titan could lose Rs 705 crore from the strike (jewellery forms about 80 per cent of its revenue,. the rest coming from watches and other …

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Georg Jensen appoints Eva-lotta Sjöstedt as new CEO

Danish design brand Georg Jesen has announced the appointment of Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt as its new chief executive officer. Sjöstedt is a business leader with extensive experience of managing global retail companies. With a degree in fashion design, she …

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Must-see jewellery stands at Baselworld 2016 (NY)

Visitors at this year's Baselworld will get to see Ole Lynggard Copenhagen's latest collections including; Magic Circus, which encompasses 18 carat yellow gold chain colliers and bracelets adorned with tiny diamond stars and playful gemstones; Magic …

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Salman and Iulia are impolite and disrespectful towards each other?

Post his acquittal in the 2002 hit and run case, Salman Khan has been spotted with Romanian TV host, Iulia Vantur on several occasions. The actor was spotted at a jewellery store in Dubai, thus raising speculations about an impending proposal. However …

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Jewellers extend strike till March 7; shops shut for 4th day

NEW DELHI: Jewellers continued their strike for the fourth consecutive day and will go on with it till March 7 against the budgetary proposal to re-impose 1 per cent excise duty on jewellery despite the government's assurance that it will look into the …

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Brave women to scale the heights – literally – for blood cancer charity

… Amanda Rudland, 50, Sheila-Marie Cutting, 47, Lisa Smith, 51, and Vanessa Wilson, 55, are taking on the tree-top assault course after Teres-Marie's brother-in-law and Amanda's husband have struggled to be cured of blood cancer since their diagnosis.

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Dundee to host second Scottish Jewellery Week

Dundee will play host to the second Scottish Jewellery Week, which will run at the end of May alongside the inaugural Dundee Design Festival. Dundee-based Vanilla Ink, the studio that supports jewellers during the transition from being a student to …

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Panel to reform University of Hong Kong's governance to meet students and …

… of university's governing council Arthur Li Kwok-cheung. PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 March, 2016, 10:35pm. UPDATED : Thursday, 24 March, 2016, 11:13pm. Comments: 6. Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung. Photo: Edward Wong. KC Ng Shirley Zhao …

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Why parents should join the kids and go wild outside

Bird (57) divides her time between Angus in Scotland and the Outer Hebridean Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. … Meadows and Seashore, and as well as easy-to-understand information about conservation guidelines and tips on …

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Delhi often gets a bad rep, but the sprawling city has much more to offer

Unless you're headed to the relaxed Keralan coast or planning to party in Goa, India can be an overwhelming travel destination. Delhi is definitely more intense then these usual tourist hotspots but it offers a real taste of India. Whatever you're …

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Coded Couture exhibition in New York presents garments that detect lies and …

Photograph by Daniel Terna. The Coded Couture exhibition includes garments, jewellery and shoes fitted with technologies such as speech recognition sensors and heartbeat monitors, and created with methods ranging from 3D printing to hand-embroidery.

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Dezeen Mail issue 299 features this week's biggest stories in architecture and …

Comments update: unrealistic body-image expectations are the hot topic this week, after Soo Kyung Bae created a collection of jewellery designed to highlight the area between a woman's thighs. More » …

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Jewellery export council seeks withdrawal of excise tax

The apex body of the gems and jewellery industry which presently represents over 6,000 exporters in the sector, said the imposition of one percent excise duty on jewellery (other than plain silver jewellery) imposed in the union budget 2016-17 is not …

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Asean jewellery import at a halt

Cheaper jewellery import, especially at 1% duty from the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) under Free Trade Agreement, has come to a halt from March after the Union government imposed excise duty on the gold jewellery.

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Chaos among jewellers, shops remain closed

A committee was set up to in to issues of jewellers regarding implementing excise after jewellers across the country protested against the proposed levy on non-silver jewellery items announced in the Budget 2016-17 and mandatory quoting of PAN by …

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IT Dept slaps Rs 29000-cr tax demand on Cairn

The Income Tax Department has slapped on UK's Cairn Energy plc a tax demand notice of over Rs 29,000 crore, including Rs 18,800 crore in back-dated interest. It is the second firm to have received retrospective tax notice this year after Vodafone Group.

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Meet the MD: Julie Fowler-Drake of Talbots Group

After being nominated for the Small Exporter of the Year award in the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2016 last month, Edinburgh-based Rabbie's Trail Burners is looking to continue growing over the next year as it expands its overseas presence. BQ caught …

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Pilot scheme lets Hong Kong associate degree holders apply to top-up …

… March, 2016, 5:10pm. UPDATED : Saturday, 19 March, 2016, 2:57am. Comments: Hua Qiao University was chosen because many Hong Kong citizens had studied there and gone on to work in Fujian. Photo: SCMP Pictures. Shirley Zhao · shirley.zhao@scmp.com …

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Cheshire Oaks appearance for fire choir heading for Ground Zero

Carnegie Hall is home to music of all types with memorable stage performances from the likes of the Beatles, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, the Rolling Stones, Shirley Bassey and many, many more. Chairman of the choir Stephen Flanagan said: “We are …

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Nua Robotics reveal smart suitcase that follows its owner

Scared of losing your luggage or tired of dragging it around? A solution has been found. Israeli company Nua Robotics has designed a robotic suitcase that follows tourists around on their travels. The carry-on case has a built-in camera sensor so it …

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Odd for independence campaigners to want to quit uk but stay in eu, says mundell

Scottish nationalists are making a spectacle of themselves by promoting an £11 billion EU export market while rejecting a UK single market more than four times the size, according to Scottish Secretary David Mundell. Scotland's only Conservative MP has …

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