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Michael Jackson was acquitted of sex charges after a 2005 trial at which Wade Robson, right, denied being abused. Picture: AP

Child abuse case against Michael Jackson thrown out

A CHOREOGRAPHER who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer’s estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge has ruled.

Noel Gallagher, left, and his brother Liam in 2008. Picture: PA

I will never forgive Liam, says Noel Gallagher

FORMER Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said he will never forgive his brother for walking out on the band during a series of live shows six years ago.


Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. Picture: PA

Tennis stars sell out Gleneagles Arena

A PUBLIC exhibition match between international tennis legends at Scotland’s newest tennis arena next month has been declared a sell-out.

Sadie Frost makes a statement to journalists outside the Rolls Building in London after a judge gave his decision on phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers. Picture: PA

Mirror Group hacking: More than £1m for victims

MORE than £1 million in damages has been awarded to celebrities, including former Rangers footballer Paul Gascoigne and actress Sadie Frost, over phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.

Michelle Mone has revealed she will quit Scotland. Picture: Robert Perry

Michelle Mone confirms she will leave Scotland

BRA tycoon Michelle Mone has confirmed that she will leave Scotland.


Alexander McCall Smith beat off competition from the likes of Caitlin Moran and Irvine Welsh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Alexander McCall Smith lands comic fiction prize

BESTSELLING writer Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, has scooped a book prize for comic fiction.

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B.B King performs live in California, in 2003. The blues icon has died at the age of 89. Picture: Getty

BB King, blues guitar legend, dies aged 89

BLUES guitar legend BB King has died at the age of 89, it was ­revealed yesterday.


Going...going...going...gone: The Edge takes a tumble off the stage. Pictures: YouTube

U2 guitarist The Edge falls off the edge of stage

LOOKS like U2 guitarist The Edge ended up stuck in a moment he couldn’t get out of - after falling off the stage during a live gig.


Armando Iannucci will discuss the theme of what TV channels are for, along with the future of BBC funding. Picture: TSPL

Armando Iannucci to give 2015 MacTaggart Lecture

WRITER and director Armando Iannucci will deliver this year’s James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, the keynote address at the 40th anniversary of the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Professor Stephen Hawking will appear at Glastonbury. Picture: PA

Professor Stephen Hawking to appear at Glastonbury

HE HAS appeared with The Simpsons and Monty Python – and now Professor Stephen Hawking is playing Glastonbury.

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Author JK Rowling was subject to prolonged abuse from nationalists on Twitter last week. Picture: PA

Scots JK Rowling Twitter troll flooded with abuse

A SCOTTISH shop worker who trolled JK Rowling was forced to shut his Twitter account after the writer’s fans hit back with up to nine abusive messages a minute.


The funeral of comedian Keith Harris was held in Blackpool. Picture: SWNS

Stars’ farewell to ventriloquist Keith Harris

Showbiz friends and fans joined family members to bid a final farewell to ventriloquist Keith Harris at his funeral in Lancashire yesterday.

Charlotte Church: Announced Labour vote. Picture: PA

GE2015 sketch: Charlotte Church, Ukip name-dropping

THE tensions of the tightest and most nail biting election in living memory continued on polling day with a fight, a lost name on ballot papers and late interventions by a pop star and a football club as millions of voters across the UK went to vote on who should govern the country.

Prince Harry gets kissed by Royal Fan Victoria Mcrae during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House. Picture: Getty

Prince Harry fan steals kiss at farewell walkabout

PRINCE Harry has emerged from a farewell walkabout in the shadow of the famous Sydney Opera House with a kiss and a marriage proposal.

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Former Scotland international Colin Hendry. Picture: PA

Colin Hendry charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend

FORMER Scotland football captain Colin Hendry has been charged with harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Errol Brown performing in Edinburgh in 2001. Picture: TSPL

Errol Brown, singer with Hot Chocolate, dies at 71

HE WAS the frontman of a band which boasted 25 UK top 40 hit singles and was signed to a major music label after impressing John Lennon with a cover of one of his songs.


A screengrab taken from Russell Brand's YouTube channel of Labour leader Ed Miliband meeting with comedian Russell Brand. Picture: PA

Russell Brand urges people to vote for Labour

RUSSELL Brand has urged people to vote Labour in nearly all of England and Wales at the General Election.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter. Picture: Getty

Royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

IT was the moment that the world – and the bookmakers – had been waiting for.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby daughter. Picture: Getty

Royal baby: Princess meets proud grandparents

SHE is already one of the most talked about youngsters in the world, despite being barely 48 hours old.


Floyd Mayweather lands another punch on Manny Pacquiao. Picture: Getty

Celebrities in Las Vegas for Mayweather v Pacquiao

BRITISH actor Christian Bale and former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton joined a celebrity-studded crowd in the early hours of yesterday to see Floyd Mayweather claim victory over Manny Pacquiao at an event described as the richest fight in history.

Catherine, Countess of Strathearn holds her newly-born daughter born on Saturday. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Name of newborn Princess expected

THE name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby daughter could be announced by her parents today.


The Duke and Duchess with their newborn baby princess leave St. Mary's Hospital. Picture: AP

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome baby girl

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed their baby princess to the world this evening – just hours after she was born.


The Princess of Cambridge is carried by The Duke to a waiting car. Picture: PA

Sturgeon and Cameron all a Twitter over Royal Baby

WITHIN minutes of the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labour, excitement broke out on social media as the world prepared to welcome the fourth in line to the throne.


Souls inger Ben E. King, who has died at the age of 76. Picture: AP

Ben E. King, soul singer, dies aged 76

SOUL singer Ben E. King, best known for Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76..

Hugh Grant has called on the people of Inverness to re-elect Danny Alexander. Picture: PA

Hugh Grant backing Danny Alexander in election

HUGH Grant has entered the election fray, urging people to vote for Danny Alexander in Inverness.


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