Irvine Welsh: an Edinburgh ‘inspiration’

Irvine Welsh’s ascent from obscurity to Scottish literary royalty was born from an ability to capture the brutal realism of everyday life in some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas.

Scottish actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin

Outlander star Sam Heughan voices support for indyref2

Scottish actor Sam Heughan has taken to Twitter to voice his support for indyref2.

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David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family".� (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Teen heartthrob David Cassidy reveals he is battling dementia

Former teenage heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.

Andy Murray. Picture: John Devlin / TSPL

Proud mum Judy shares picture of Andy Murray after first ATP win

Proud mother Judy Murray has shared a nostalgic snap of her tennis champ son Andy Murray - 11 years after his first ATP title.

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Piers Morgan. Picture: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Piers Morgan pulls out of TV role after ‘silly’ campaign to ban him

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said he has pulled out of hosting the Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards over a “silly” campaign to ban him.


Joan Eardley: ‘the grand lady of Scottsh art’

While her name may not be first on the list of prominent Scottish painters, Joan Eardley carved out a niche for herself in 20th Century Scottish art.


How Andy Murray triumphed against the odds

Andy Murray may have achieved the status of World No 1 tennis player but it hasn’t been an easy road to success.

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Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Love Actually, the popular Christmas film, is to get a television sequel of sorts, it has announced.

Tilda Swinton is frontrunner to become Doctor Who's next Time Lord. Picture: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Tilda Swinton named favourite to become the new Doctor Who

Actress Tilda Swinton is the frontrunner to take the lead role in Doctor Who, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

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Sean Connery: the original James Bond

FOR an entire generation, Sean Connery is James Bond.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of natural resources. Picture: AP

Former It girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson ‘died of perforated ulcer’

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson had been making plans for the future when she died peacefully in her sleep, her family has said.

JK Rowling and Mhairi Black. Picture: TSPL

Indyref2: who would front the Yes and No sides?

Barring yet another ‘material change in circumstances,’ it seems that Scotland is headed for another referendum on independence.

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The Who’s Pete Townshend backs Tannoy workers

Pete Townshend, lead guitarist of The Who, has sent a letter supporting workers at the Tannoy speaker firm in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, who could face losing their jobs next month.

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Lulu thinks she and Madonna should be crowned joint winners for the title of worst Bond theme ever recorded. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Lulu: ‘Madonna and I recorded worst ever Bond themes’

Singer Lulu says that she thinks she and Madonna should be crowned joint winners for the title of worst Bond theme ever recorded.

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Sara Coward as Caroline marries Oliver Sterling, played by Michael Cochrane. Picture: PA

Tributes paid as Archers star Sara Coward dies, aged 69

Tributes have been paid to actress Sara Coward, who starred in The Archer’s for 40 years, who has died of cancer.

Bruce Springsteen's world tour is currently in Australia. Picture: Greg Macvean

Woman snaps amazing selfie with Bruce Springsteen mid-gig

Is this the best selfie ever taken? Jessica Victoria Bloom, a physicist from Sydney, was in the audience for Bruce Springsteen’s show at the Allphones Arena and snapped this selfie with the New Jersey rocker.

During the Boss’s rendition of Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Jessica took her phone out to capture the moment - and captured Springsteen’s attention at the same time.

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Adele performs onstage during the 59th Grammy Awards at the STAPLES Centre, Los Angeles. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Adele enjoys record-breaking Grammys success despite fluff

Adele has won five Grammys on a record-breaking night for the British star, but she was left “devastated” after fluffing her musical tribute to George Michael.

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Supporting actor winner Dev Patel poses with his award during the 70th Baftas ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

British star Dev Patel ‘overwhelmed’ by Bafta win

Dev Patel led the way for British stars at this year’s Baftas.

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David Tennant has voiced his support for Scottish independence. Picture: Getty Images

David Tennant voices support for Scottish independence

David Tennant has said he would back Scottish independence in a second referendum.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was battling a brain tumour. Picture: PA

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, former It girl, dies aged 45

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, a former London socialite and the god-daughter of the Prince of Wales, has died at the age of 45.

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