Sunday, June 20, 2021

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”,...

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 almost £1000 a night.Renamed in the author’s honour, the luxurious...

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 a Fringe show, five performers will live in an enclosure...

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 three-week event for the past ten years, because he says...

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 of 24 Scottish Marines boarded the popular tourist attraction as...

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 fund.Former world number 12, Chris Small quit the sport nearly...

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 long connections with the East Lothian area - arrived with...

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 of international marching bands and dancers performing alongside home-grown traditional...

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 the way with an amazing 157 per cent increase over...

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 have already sounded out the troubled ex-con about the project...

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 has always attracted strong backing from Scotland but they are...

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 did at Glastonbury.The Rehab singer appeared to lash out at...

Boyzone come back with a bang 079

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By Suzanne Mackie   IRISH boy band Boyzone arrived in Scotland with a bang yesterday – quite literally.   The 90’s pop group, who are in the country as part of their comeback tour Back Again – No...

Red carpet glamour for film festival opening night 075

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By Karrie GillettSHOWBIZ A-listers Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller shared the red carpet with Hollywood legend Sir Sean Connery for the world premiere of The Edge of Love. The movie – which charts the tangled...

Hollywood stars arrive in Edinburgh 073

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By Karrie GillettKEIRA Knightley and Sienna Miller brought a touch of glamour to Edinburgh Castle ahead of the world premiere of their new movie The Edge of Love.The A-list pair were joined by Keira’s...

Sir Sean returns home for exclusive autobiography reading 071

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 By Karrie GillettSIR Sean Connery is to return to Scotland this summer to launch his much-anticipated autobiography.The Bond superstar will jet in from his luxury home on the Bahamas for the Edinburgh International Book...

Opera-singing sisters show what festival can offer 064

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By Karrie GillettTHE line-up of more than 2,000 acts performing at this summer’s festival fringe has been announced.Among the mix of stars to visit Edinburgh will be Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy – aka...
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