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Brian Cox is about to return to the small screen in spy drama The Game. Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Brian Cox on new spy series The Game

Brian Cox returns to the small screen with a role as the secretive head of MI5 in a stylish Seventies tale of spooks and sleeper agents that’s been called Mad Men with Spies, writes Jackie McGlone

Ben Affleck's ancestor was found to have owned slaves. Picture: AP

Ben Affleck asked show to ‘drop family slave tie’

Actor Ben Affleck has expressed regret for asking the makers of a discover-your-past TV show to exclude the fact that he had a slave-owning ancestor.


Colin Hendry: Arrested over claims he breached a restraining order. Picture: Robert Perry

Colin Hendry arrested over restraining order claim

FORMER Scotland footballer Colin Hendry has been arrested by police investigating an allegation that he breached a restraining order which protects a former girlfriend.

Sidse Babett Knudsen chats to Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh. Picture: Toby Williams

Borgen star could portray me, says Nicola Sturgeon

NICOLA Sturgeon has admitted re-watching Danish political drama Borgen “once or twice” and even suggested the show’s star Sidse Babett Knudsen could play her in a movie of her life.


AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd stands in the dock in a Tauranga court. Picture: AP

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to kill threat

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Gordon Ramsay. Picture: Getty Images

Gordon Ramsay offers man work experience on Reddit

FOUL-MOUTHED celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay sent an online forum into meltdown after he offered a desperate chef work experience.


Emma Bridgewater mugs made to mark the birth of Prince George. Picture: Getty

Royal birth ‘to have impact on sales of prosecco’

COMMEMORATIVE china by the Royal Collection Trust, an Emma Bridgewater celebratory mug and a £5 coin will be among the souvenirs marking the birth of the royal baby.

Judy Murray arrives at Dunblane Cathedral on Saturday for her son's wedding to Kim Sears. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Judy Murray ‘prouder of marriage than Wimbledon’

ANDY Murray’s wedding with long term girlfriend Kim Sears made his mother prouder than his Wimbledon win, Judy Murray has said.


Andy Murray waves to his fans as the newly wed couple leave the church. Picture: Getty

My big day? It was all right thanks, says Murray

EVEN on the happiest day of his life, Andy Murray was still maintaining his understated veneer, declaring his wedding was “all right, thanks”.


Scots comic Frankie Boyle signed the anti-nuclear letter. Picture: TSPL

Celebrities call for end to Trident

Comedian Frankie Boyle, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and the band Massive Attack are among leading figures in music, the arts and science who have called for the UK to scrap its nuclear deterrent.


Connor Wilson decorates the window of Bennetts Deli. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Dunblane ready for Andy Murray’s ‘royal wedding’

The sun was shining, church bells were ringing out across the rooftops and the champagne was chilling in Dunblane yesterday as the townsfolk were putting the finishing touches to preparations for the wedding of the year.


Amelie Mauresmo was Wimbledon champion in 2006. Picture: Getty

Murray’s coach Amelie Mauresmo announces pregnancy

Andy Murray’s coach Amelie Mauresmo has announced that she is pregnant.


Ciaran Hinds (right) will feature with Douglas Henshall in the new series. Pictures: TSPL/PA

Game Of Thrones star to join new series of Shetland

GAME Of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds will be “locking swords” with Douglas Henshall in the new series of crime drama Shetland.

Sheridan is up against Keeley Hawes, Sarah Lancashire and Georgina Campbell for the leading actress award. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Sheridan Smith nominated for TV Bafta

SHERIDAN Smith could pick up a TV Bafta for her portrayal of Cilla Black - a year after Cilla herself was honoured at the awards.

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Bats, beware: Andy Murray during the final of the Miami Open on Sunday, which he lost to Novak Djokovic. Picture: AP

Bats threaten Andy Murray Cromlix House refurb

ANDY Murray could be set to have his own Scottish holiday home in the grounds of his luxury hotel – but only if he can evict bats that may have moved in already.


John Lennon's first wife Cynthia, with one of her drawings, as she has died today at her home in Spain. Picture: PA

John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia Lennon dies

JOHN Lennon’s first wife Cynthia died yesterday at her home in Spain with her son Julian by her bedside, her family said.

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According to reports, Joni Mitchell was found unconscious at her home in Bel-Air on March 31. Picture: Getty

Joni Mitchell hospitalised in Los Angeles

JONI Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the singer’s Twitter account and website.


Jill Dando was shot dead outside her home in 1999. Picture: PA

Police ‘ignored’ Jill Dando rape and kidnap threat

A TELEVISION presenter who worked with Jill Dando has said the pair received similar kidnap and rape threats just weeks before the Crimewatch star was murdered.


Trump wishes to further expand the resort at Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire. Picture: Dan Phillips

Turnberry the jewel in Donald Trump golfing crown

TURNBERRY is getting the full “Trump treatment” as its billionaire owner bids to turn the Ayrshire resort into the jewel in his golfing crown.


The former Top Gear presenter was dropped from the show after an alteration with a producer. Picture: AFP/Getty

Clarkson: Top Gear producer won’t press charges

THE Top Gear producer attacked by Jeremy Clarkson in a fracas which cost the BBC presenter his job has said he does not want to press charges against his former colleague.

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Sir Chris hopes his new hero will inspire children to get cycling. Picture: Getty

Sir Chris Hoy to write books for children

THE first in a series of children’s books co-written by Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy will be on the shelves in March next year.

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