Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Scots comedy duo capture spirit of the fringe 161

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By Alexander Lawrie   A SCOTS comedy duo has picked up a coveted award which catapulted previous winners The League of Gentlemen to stardom.   John and Gerry...

Winehouse gag wins best of the fest 157

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By Alexander Lawrie   A TOP comedienne has won the very first award for the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival – after taking...

Hoy triumphs as Scotland’s greatest Olympian 155

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By Martin CouperOLYMPIC hero Chris Hoy pedalled his way into the history books with a hat-trick of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics -and...

Water ballet act makes UK debut 151

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by Karrie GillettDUTCH comic Eric Koller picked the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to make his UK debut.The funnyman – who has been treating audiences to...

Caber tossing machine stars on TV 142

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By Martin CouperTHREE Scots bikers who invented a unique caber tossing machine will star in the new series of Scrapheap Challenge.Riders Robin Burnside, George...

Contortionist shocks crowds with shoulder trick 141

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by Karrie GillettAN escape artist who breaks free from straitjackets and chains has been shocking festival-goers on the Royal Mile - with his warm-up...

Georgian ballerina stages plea over conflict at home 139

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by Michael MacLeodA BALLERINA has used the Edinburgh International Festival stage to make an emotional plea for peace in her war torn homeland of Georgia.Nina...

Winehouse tops nightmare poll 137

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by Martin CouperSINGER Amy Winehouse is terrorising Scots while they sleep, new research has found.The snooze study listed the troubled pop star as the number...

Scots band slam ticket touts 132

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By Alexander LawrieGLASVEGAS have slammed the ticket touts who are cashing in on their cheap ticket prices.The Glasgow band, who have been described as...

Hogwarts hotel casts spell over Harry Potter fans 122

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By Douglas WalkerTHE hotel suite where JK Rowling completed the Harry Potter series has become a Mecca for fans across the world - at...

Crowds go ape for zoo dancers 118

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By Martin CouperVISITORS to Edinburgh Zoo might get a shock when they see its newest and most dangerous animal attraction – humans.As part of...

Controversial circus makes a return 115

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By Martin CouperA CIRCUS ring-master has criticised big name performers for ruining the Edinburgh Fringe.Jim Rose has kept his controversial act away from the...

On-board performance ahead of Tattoo 110

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by Karrie GillettVISITORS to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith were treated to a guest performance from a group of Royal Marines today.The band...

Ex-snooker champion gives up battle 108

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By Martin CouperA STRICKEN former snooker champion is facing a cash crisis after giving up his battle for money from a World Snooker disability...

Ronnie Corbett unveils seabird statues 106

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by Karrie GillettTHE seabird centre in North Berwick was the unusual location for a rare performance from TV legend Ronnie Corbett OBE.The diminutive funnyman – who has...

Tattoo opens with fanfare 100

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By Karrie GillettMUSICAL acts from across the world are to descend on Edinburgh for the 2008 military tattoo.The three-week show is boasting a line-up...

Rocketing album sales for Scots bands after festival 097

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By Alexander LawrieScottish bands who performed at this year’s T in the Park have seen their CD sales rocket – with The Fratellis leading...

Ewan McGregor "perfect choice" to play Kenny Richey 089

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By Douglas WalkerHOLLYWOOD hunk Ewan McGregor is being lined up to play former Death Row Scot Kenny Richey in a movie about his life.Producers...

Murray wins over English and unites Britain 087

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 By Douglas WalkerTENNIS ace Andy Murray has finally won over his English doubters following his thrilling five set win on Monday night.Bookmakers say Murray...

T in the Park chiefs hope Amy hits the high notes – and not...

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By Douglas WalkerT in the Park officials have given troubled Amy Winehouse permission to jump off stage in the same way as she controversially...
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