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Scotland’s oldest cinema is no longer up to scratch for the Edinburgh International Film Festival

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QUENTIN Tarantino’s favourite cinema has been banned from Scotland’s biggest movie festival because its 3D screen isn’t up to scratch. The Cameo in Edinburgh – Scotland’s oldest cinema – has a screen specially designed for showing 3D movies in its main auditorium. But the organisers of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) claim the screen […]

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

NHS hospitals failing to perform routine procedures: boy is transferred 12 miles for stitches

A SCOTTISH hospital had to send an injured youngster to another medical unit because they lacked staff and equipment to stitch a cut. A boy with a cut leg was taken to the minor injuries unit at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline but no-one could be found to put in stitches. So the youngster had […]

May 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Northlink Ferries logo showing similarities to Nazi symbol

But Hamburg-based Britain Travel have urged the ferry company to re-think its logo, comparing it with imagery used when Hitler was in power.

A GERMAN tour operator has accused a Scots ferry operator of adopting a ‘Nazi symbol’ as its new logo. Serco NorthLink launched a marketing campaign in February – centred on fictional character Magnus the Viking who they say symbolises “dynamism, power and pride”. But Hamburg-based Britain Travel have urged the ferry company to re-think its […]

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Victoria Hospital accused of “hoodwinking” hospital inspectors in staff shuffle

AN investigation has been demanded into claims hospital chiefs tried to trick government inspectors by moving staff to frontline nursing roles. Midwives, operating theatre staff and elderly carers were redeployed to an overstretched admissions ward at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, the same day as the inspection, according to whistleblowers. It is claimed the redeployment created […]

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Campbell in a spin over ‘tweed tweet’

Alastair Campbell meant to tweet this picture of him posing in a hunting outfit to his wife and daughter

FORMER Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell was left red-faced after accidentally tweeting a picture of himself wearing posh hunting clothes. Campbell – who helped Tony Blair’s Government push through a ban on fox hunting – claimed the snap of his wearing upper-class get-up was meant as a private joke for his wife and daughter. But […]

October 4th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bra Queen Michelle Mone confesses an unusual habit

Michelle recently split from her husband of 20 years in December.

SCOTS bra queen Michelle Mone has admitted accosting women in the street and forcing them to try on her bras. The multi-millionairess, from Glasgow, confessed to her unusual habit on Twitter today, prompting one of her friends to joke that she was a “sex pest”. The 40-year-old, who has an OBE and has made £39m […]

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has turned against his own publicity

Photo - sean.koo / Wikimedia Commons

TOP Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has turned on his own publicity machine – suggesting sections of an interview with him were made up. The 51-year-old actor said the attempt by American broadcasters to drum up publicity for his latest US TV series, based on the Rumplestiltskin story, was “awful”. Carlyle is currently starring in hit […]

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Bad Pitt: star slams his worst film roles

Brad Pitt

By Claire McKim HE may be one of Hollywood’s most respected male stars but Brad Pitt has delivered a damning verdict on some of his most famous film roles.   Pitt, who was in Glasgow last summer filming Zombie flick World War Z, has laid into some of his much loved performances, saying he “flatlined” […]

February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Claire McKim,Entertainment,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

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