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Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte calls for more disabled people on screen

BREAKING Bad actor and co-host of the Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage RJ Mitte is calling on broadcasters to boost the number of disabled people on our screens.

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New Russian owner of Craig Whyte’s castle charged with fraud

A Russian tycoon who bought former Rangers owner Craig Whyte’s Highland castle has been charged with carrying out a multi-million pound fraud to fund his lavish lifestyle.

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Andy Murray won gold in Rio. Picture: Getty

Official: Andy Murray is Scotland’s favourite celebrity

ANDY Murray has emerged as Scotland’s favourite celebrity, easily outstripping the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, JK Rowling and Sir Sean Connery.

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Neil Oliver has quit social media. Picture: Bill Henry/TPSL

TV star Neil Oliver quits social media over abuse

TV presenter Neil Oliver has revealed he has quit using social media after being subjected to “vicious” abuse from pro-independence supporters.

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Kenny Baker was well loved for portraying several iconic characters including R2-D2. Picture: Wikimedia

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker dies aged 83

KENNY Baker, the actor behind the iconic R2-D2 and star of films like Time Bandits and Flash Gordon has died at the age of 83.

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Alan Cumming takes up residence in The Hub for the month of August. Picture: Toby Williams

Alan Cumming launches verbal attack on Donald Trump

Scottish stage and screen star Alan Cumming has launched a foul-mouthed tirade over the prospect of Donald Trump becoming American president.

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Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale has announced her engagement to partner Louise Riddell.

Labour leader Kezia Dugdale announces engagement

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has spoken of her joy after getting engaged to the “love of her life”, Louise Riddell.

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Angus Deayton will perform this year at the Edinburgh Festival

Angus Deayton on radio nostalgia and old friends

ANGUS Deayton has lost his voice when we all meet for lunch. To be more specific, he has left it at Glastonbury, where he has just spent the weekend being Harry Enfield’s “festival bitch”, as he has for the last five years. He loves the festival, especially this year’s Barry Gibb appearance with Coldplay.

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Oscar Pistorius after being sentenced to six years in jail. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius denies suicide attempt

Oscar Pistorius has denied attempting to kill himself after being treated for minor wrist injuries at a hospital in South Africa – claiming he fell out of bed in his prison cell.

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Sky Sports' pundit Charlie Nicholas. Picture: PA

Charlie Nicholas’ company liquidated over unpaid debts

Charlie Nicholas’ company has gone bust after failing to settle unpaid debts.

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Ewan McGregor walks through a section of the Debaga IDP camp in northern Iraq. Picture: PA

Ewan McGregor visits Iraq and makes refugee plea

Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week in his role as Unicef Ambassador and has said more must be done to “protect the extraordinary number of children who have been torn from their homes by violent conflict”.

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Honeysuckle Weeks, who played Samantha Stewart in Foyle's War, has been found safe and well. Picture: PA

Missing actress Honeysuckle Weeks found ‘safe and well’

FOYLE’S War actress Honeysuckle Weeks has been found safe and well, her sister has said.

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Fundraising appeal launched to pay for statue of Victoria Wood. Picture: PA

Victoria Wood’s brother launches memorial statue appeal

VICTORIA Wood’s brother has launched a crowdfunding appeal to pay for a statue of the late comedian in Bury.

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Sir Chris Hoy in his heyday as a superfit Olypian. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Sir Chris Hoy pushes himself too far in ‘turbo session’

SIR Chris Hoy was found in a heap on the floor by his wife after trying his old Olympic training regime, the Olympian has revealed.

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Adele stuns fan on stage with a kiss on the lips. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Adele accidentally locks lips with fan on stage in Canada

ADELE said hello to one of her audience members with an accidental kiss on the lips at a show in Canada.

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James Blunt, whose Scots lookalike is being pestered on his honeymoon. Picture: Jayne Emsley/TSPL

James Blunt fans harass Scots lookalike on honeymoon

A SCOT who keeps getting mistaken for James Blunt is now being pestered by the singer’s fans on honeymoon.

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Ian Rankin will be one of several high-profile figures to perform the show. Picture: PA

Ian Rankin to help read Chilcot Report in its entirety at Fringe show

A host of comedians and authors are to read the entirety of the Chilcot report at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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In a moment while filming was paused, a member of the film crew carefully dabbed the red-headed actor who plays the lead character Mark Renton with sun cream. Picture: Hemedia

In pictures: Trainspotting 2 cast struggle in Edinburgh heatwave

HILARIOUS heatwave pictures show Hollywood A-Lister Ewan McGregor having sun tan lotion applied to his neck while filming the sequel to cult classic Trainspotting.

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Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes plans next adventure. PA photo

Explorer Ranulph Fiennes back in peak form at 72

ADVENTURER Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to take up his ice pick once again and embark on yet another death-defying challenge at the age of 72.

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The cottage. Picture: Bidwells

Richard Attenborough’s Scots island home put up for sale

THE IDYLLIC Scottish hideaway that Lord Richard Attenborough once called home has been put on the market.

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