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Traverse Theatre returns with its popular play, pie and a pint series

ONE of Scotland’s most popular theatres is bringing back its play, pie and a pint series. The Traverse, Edinburgh, offers – as the name suggests – a snack, drink and thespian goodness for the all-inclusive price of £12. Traverse Theatre Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin said the lunchtime series has “a reputation for presenting some of […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Les Mis actress Samantha Banks “drowns” in tough animal rights ad

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ACTRESS Samantha Barks appears in a hard-hitting new animal rights advert drawing attention to the suffering of fish out of water. The I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star, appears to be drowning in the PETA advert, which spells out the fact fish suffocate out of water.   The group is trying to persuade consumers […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scots rockers Texas coming home to Glasgow as they announce December show at SSE Hydro

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SCOTS rockers Texas have announced a four-date UK tour for the end of 2015. The band will play Glasgow, London, Manchester and Bristol in mid-December.   The Glasgow gig, at the SSE Hydro, will be on Friday, December 18, with presale tickets available from March 4 and tickets on general sale from March 9. The […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Island primary munches above its weight with celebrity cookbook

The chefs have more Michelin stars combined than the school has pupils

A TINY island school with just 12 pupils has managed to persuade some of the UK’s top chefs to contribute recipes to a charity cookbook. Lismore Primary has received recipes from culinary stars such as Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jnr, Marco Pierre White, Delia Smith, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Antony Worrall Thompson. Between them the […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling writes heartwarming letter to bullied fan

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JK ROWLING wrote a heartwarming letter to a fan who said that Harry Potter helped him survive bullying.   The author told Johnnie Blue, 17, that she “loathed” bullying and the way it was “handled” in schools.   She urged Johnnie, from Dalry, Ayrshire, that his experience was “shocking and disturbing” and described him as […]

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fans fret over Mone’s 20lb weight loss

The 42-year-old Scot gave up alcohol in the new year

FANS of Michelle Mone have expressed concern for the bra tycoon after she revealed she’s lost 10lb in less than a month and 20 lb since the start of the year. The 43-year-old Scot has put her weight loss down to giving up alcohol after previously admitting to drinking a bottle of wine a day. […]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

The Big Yin raising money in Glasgow for Red Nose Day

The Big Yin shared the Scots dialect with makers of Brave

A STATUE of Billy Connolly has been place in Glasgow to raise money for Comic Relief and in a new approach the Big Yin accepts contactless donations.   The life size statue will allow passers by to tap their card on the pocket of Billy’s statue to donate £1 to Comic Relief with Barclays contactless […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

US pop star Pink raises awareness of fur on eve of New York Fashion Week


US POP star Pink has posed naked for a 90 foot billboard in Manhattan as part of an anti-fur campaign.   The stunt is part of animal rights group PETA’s campaign to stop fur being used in fashion and comes on the eve on New York fashion week.   The black and white image shows […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Glasgow Film Festival to be sponsored by Glasgow’s first ever gin


THE GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL opening gala will be sponsored by Glasgow’s newest distillery.   Makar Glasgow Gin will be part of the opening celebrations for the 11th instalment of the festival at the Glasgow Film Theatre on 18 February.   The handcrafted gin, launched in October last year, will sponsor the opening gala screening of […]

February 9th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Star Wars fan makes Millennium Falcon drone from scratch


A FRENCH Star Wars fanatic has built a Millennium Falcon drone from scratch.   A video of the custom-built machine emerged on Wednesday which shows a drone sized version of the iconic spaceship, which was flown by Han Solo in the original trilogy.   Oliver Caron, 40, proudly showed off his creation above a snowy […]

February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

JK Rowling gets lavatorial

Rowling killed off 38 named characters in Harry Potter

JK ROWLING startled fans today by revealing the only word she struggles to spell – diarrhoea. The Harry Potter author shared the information with her four million Twitter followers completely out of the blue. Referring to her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, she tweeted: “A word that neither @RGalbraith or I ever spell right first time: diarrhoea. […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scotland’s film industry receives £3m cash injection


THE SCOTTISH Film Industry has received a total of £3m of funding to support production and skills development support for the Scottish film, animation and high-end TV industries.   The funding comes in the form of a £2m Tax Credit Loan Fund and £1m Screen Sector Skills Fund.   The £2m will be used to […]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Murray’s off-court meltdown turned into hilarious vine


A HILARIOUS video showing Andy Murray vent his frustration during the Australian Open has appeared online. The six-second video, put together by Andrew Jones from New York, shows a series of clips in which Andy can be seen shouting at himself at the side of the court. No sound accompanies the video, but the 27-year-old […]

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Multimillionaire Bannatyne stretching his money by shopping in Lidl for the first time


SCOTTISH entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne appears to have caught the budget supermarket habit despite his estimated £85m fortune.   The former Dragons’ Den star revealed on Twitter he had taken a trip to the German supermarket for the first time and now plans to try out rival Aldi.     The 65-year-old wrote: “I went to […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Leading novelist confirmed for event at Edinburgh International Book Festival


One of the world’s leading novelists is set to make an appearance at he Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss his new novel.   Award winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro, will attend an event at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on 5 March to talk about his latest book, ‘The Buried Giant’.   The book tells […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Two year old drummer becomes internet sensation

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A TWO YEAR-OLD drummer has become an internet sensation after a video of his astounding skills was put online. A video of toddler Jaxon Brown playing and singing to the Foo Fighters song ‘Pretender’ at the family home in Canton, Ohio was posted on Youtube earlier this week by his dad Justin, 27. The video […]

January 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scots uni buzzed by sex toy drone


A JOKER flew a drone close to one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings – with a sex toy attached. The bizarre craft – dubbed a “dildrone” – was filmed outside the main building at Glasgow University. The short clip shows the pilot using his or her flying skills to make the payload waggle suggestively as […]

January 12th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Legendary musician wins deportation battle


  AN American session musician has won the right to stay in Scotland after an immigration judge strongly rejected a Home Office bid to deport him. The government was told yesterday (wed) that Steve Forman had an “exceptionally strong and compelling” case for being allowed to remain. Lawyers for the UK Home Office, who had […]

January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Folk star boycotts festival opening night concert over BBC’s indie ref “bias”


ONE of Scotland’s top folk musicians is boycotting a major music festival’s opening night concert in protest at BBC coverage of the independence referendum.Dick Gaughan was invited to play at the opening night of Celtic Connections at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 15th January. He now says he will not take part because […]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Life of Mars police supercar up for auction


A UNIQUE “jam sandwich” police car bought to chase oil executives in their Ferraris has been restored to its original glory and is up for auction.   The Rover SD1 Vitesse clocked up 90,000 miles as a traffic car with the former Grampian Police force.   The motor – thought to be the only one […]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

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