Friday, May 14, 2021

Life after death for JK Rowling 230

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By Michael MacLeodHARRY Potter author JK Rowling says she believes in the afterlife.The Edinburgh author says she was surprised when young readers told her the books made them question their own existence.And she...

KT honeymoon in remote cottage 218

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By Alexander Lawrie   NEWLYWEDS KT Tunstall and her drummer husband Luke Bullen shunned a celebrity-style honeymoon – by renting a small, secluded cottage on Skye for the week.   The Scots-born pop star chose to stay in...

Michelle McManus supports children’s charity 216

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By Karrie GillettFORMER Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus showed her support for a new children’s helpline which would see counsellors available online.The campaign from charity NSPCC is hoping to raise more than £11 million...

JK Rowling honoured by city of Edinburgh 215

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By Michael MacLeodHARRY Potter author JK Rowling has said she can't ever imagine leaving Edinburgh after being honoured by the city.She picked up the 'Edinburgh Award' on Friday night for her "outstanding achievements and...

Glasvegas girl dishes dirt on band 206

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By Alexander Lawrie   GLASVEGAS girl Caroline McKay has opened her heart about life on the road with her bandmates.   The 25 year-old drummer claims to love the guys like “brothers”, and has spilled the beans on...

Bags of support from Scots celebs 205

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By Alexander Lawrie   SCOTS pop stars Annie Lennox and Sharleen Spiteri have donated one of their own handbags to a cancer charity auction.   The ex-Eurythmics singer and the Texas front woman are just two of over...

Glasvegas rock HMV store 190

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By Alexander LawrieBAND of the moment Glasvegas marked the release of their debut album on Sunday night with a very special midnight performance at the HMV store in Edinburgh.The Glaswegian four-piece thrilled 350 fans...

James Bond books fetch £31,000 184

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By Alex LawrieA COLLECTION of James Bond memorabilia owned by the Scot who was the inspiration for the fictional secret agent sold for an amazing £31,200 yesterday.   The historic set of novels once belonged to...

JK Rowling scared to google Harry Potter 172

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By Douglas WalkerJK Rowling has revealed she resisted temptation and didn’t search ‘Harry Potter’ online until five years after the release of the first book.The multi-millionaire author says she was ‘utterly unprepared’ for what...

TV stars line up to host at festival 164

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by Karrie GillettGok Wan and Sharon Osbourne were among the familiar faces at the Edinburgh International TV Festival this weekend.Fashion guru Gok opened this year's festival with a show reflecting on the best and...

Sir Sean reveals autobiography 162

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By Karrie GillettSIR Sean Connery has launched his much-anticipated autobiography by reading extracts to hundreds of fans.The Bond legend turned up at his home city’s book festival to unveil his memoirs called Being A...

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 Kielty are to be presented with this year’s Edinburgh Fringe...

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 a pop at Amy Winehouse.   Zoe Lyons, 33, beat off nine...

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  now his coaches and friends are backing him to star...

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 performances in his native Holland for the past 12 years...

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 Epsworth and Nigel Wanless were set the task by programme...

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 moves.Contortionist Chris Cross limbers up for his nightly show by...

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 Ananiashvili insisted the Georgian State Ballet show must go on,...

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 one celebrity popping into our nightmares.Goth rocker Marilyn Manson was...

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 “the most exciting Scottish band in the last 20 years”,...
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