Glasgow Film Festival reviews: Handsome Devil, All This Panic, My Life As A Courgette, The Age of Shadows

This year’s Glasgow Film Festival got off to a lightweight start on Wednesday with the UK premiere of Handsome Devil (**), a chaste coming-of-age tale about a gay teens wlearning to be true to themselves in a rugby-obsessed private school in Ireland.

The Lyceum's Winter's Tale is a bold and fascinating production

Theatre review: The Winter’s Tale

It’s a play of two halves, people often say. In truth, though, The Winter’s Tale is a play of at least three halves; and if you reckon that that makes more than one play well then you’re beginning to enter into the strange world of Shakespeare’s great late romance, where things don’t quite add up, and where magical redemption suddenly becomes possible, even in the frozen depths of grief.

Former PM John Major speaks about Britain and Europe's future at Chatham House. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

John Major: It’s reckless to ignore indyref2 risk over Brexit

Former prime minister Sir John Major has warned it would be “reckless” to ignore the risk of a second independence referendum from a hard Brexit, as he took Theresa May to task over her approach to negotiations with the EU.

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For Celtic and Scotland, Billy McNeill was a defensive rock and an attacking threat with his head. He now suffers from dementia. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Billy McNeill - a legend who fills all our memories

Dementia has cruelly hit the former Celtic and Scotland captain before the 50th anniversary of his greatest triumph, writes Aidan Smith

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Irene Clennell

Fundraising drive for deported woman passes £30k

A mother-of-two deported despite living in Britain for 30 years has hit out at the government, saying they have treated her like a terrorist and accused her of being violent.

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An artists impression of the plans for the University of St Andrews. Picture: Contributed

500 jobs to be created in £24m boost for St Andrews University

University chiefs have unveiled campus development plans which could see 500 jobs being created in Fife.

The Tolbooth Steeple at Glasgow Cross, one of the city's oldest districts. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Ten of Glasgow’s oldest buildings

IT BOASTS a architectural history which spans the best part of a thousand years, but Glasgow’s rich heritage trail is often completely ignored.

Bee Hull, Jonny Owen and Emily Park. Picture: Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University medical students strip naked for organ appeal

University of Edinburgh medical students have bared almost all as part of a drive to get more people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Angry parents are calling Mini Eggs a choking hazard.

Mum’s ‘choking hazard’ warning over Mini Eggs goes viral

Parents are sharing a Facebook post from a mum warning that Cadbury Mini Eggs could pose a serious choking hazard for young children this Easter.

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Monday market close: Sterling’s fall helps Footsie stay positive

A fall in sterling amid concerns about the impact of a second Scottish independence referendum helped the FTSE 100 stay in positive territory.

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Bass Rock was once home to the hermit monk St Baldred. PIC Jon Savage/TSPL.

The hermit who lived on Bass Rock

It reached notoriety during the 17th Century as a remote, unforgiving jail for Scotland’s political and religious prisoners.

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty will stay in charge for the time being. Picture: SNS

Rangers are right to be patient over new boss - Graeme Murty

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty has backed the board’s right to take their time over a long-term appointment and claimed he would ask to be replaced if he felt he could not help the team.

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Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of Best Picture. Picture: AP

Alistair Harkness: Oscars mix-up was life imitating art

The Oscars are frequently accused of getting it wrong, but at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony they literarily got it wrong.

Paul Lawrie with Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, Ahmet Agaoglu and Seda Kalyoncu during the pro-am ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open last year.  Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Lawrie: Cuddles from new manager ‘Chubby’ can bring success

Even at the age of 48 and despite having a major, two Ryder Cup appearances and 13 professional victories under his belt, Paul Lawrie still needs a cuddle every now and again.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has witnessed his side win all but one of their domestic matches so far this season. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers amazed by Celtic’s ‘super-human efforts’

Brendan Rodgers hailed his Celtic side’s “super-human efforts” as the Hoops prepared to revisit the only ground they have dropped points this season.

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Theresa May could go head to head with Nicola Sturgeon on a second referendum. Picture: Stephen Scott Taylor

Indyref2: How and when will new vote be called?

Theresa May is taking no chances when it comes to the prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence being called.

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Clique turns the camera on the dark side of Edinburgh. Picture: BBC Pictures

Sinister BBC drama shines light on Edinburgh ‘alpha girls’

Move over Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud – it’s time for Holly, Georgia, Rachel and Phoebe to grab the limelight.

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Xi'an in China is Edinburgh's largest sister city, with a population of over 8.7 million people. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

10 cities you didn’t know were twinned with Edinburgh

EDINBURGH has official international links with 10 different cities across the globe, but how many of these civic partnerships were you aware of?

Celtic's Efe Ambrose is expected to join Hibs on loan. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Hibs set to sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic on emergency loan

Hibs are set to set sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic in an emergency loan deal.

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Two Ryder Cup players, Stephen Gallacher, right, and 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie at the Scottish Golf Awards. Picture: Kenny Smith

Comment: Great chance to talk about future of Scottish golf

While it was extremely enjoyable to be part of such a glitzy occasion, it was difficult not to wish that the 550 people at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Friday night were there to talk about Scottish golf and trying to mould its future rather than celebrate the country’s main achievements in 2016.

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