Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were in Edinburgh’s Old Town today to film some scenes for the upcoming third series of the programme.

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Jamie Murray. Picture: John Devlin.

Jamie Murray ‘mistaken for brother Andy by taxi driver’

Jamie Murray was told he looked like younger brother Andy Murray by a confused taxi driver - who then claimed the elder sibling was ‘better looking’.

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George Michael. Picture: SWNS

George Michael died ‘of accidental drugs overdose’

George Michael’s cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has described the Leith district as the “yang to stuffy, bourgeois Edinburgh’s yin.”

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Businessman Lord Alan Sugar. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Alan Sugar undergoes heart procedure in America

Businessman Alan Sugar has undergone a minor heart procedure in America.

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File photo dated 06/12/07 of Lord Snowdon who has died peacefully at his home on Friday aged 86. Picture: Andrew Stuart/PA Wire

Lord Snowdon: Princess Margaret’s husband and first royal rebel dies

Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died aged 86, the photographic agency he worked with has said.

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The world premiere of T2 is being held in Edinburgh next weekend.

Trainspotting sequel to tackle 'disappointed masculinity' of iconic characters

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has revealed that its long-awaited sequel is going to be about “manhood and disappointed masculinity."

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Scottish author Jenny Colgan. Picture: Graham Jepson.

Scots author Jenny Colgan quits Twitter after Nadiya Hussain backlash

Scottish ‘chick-lit’ author Jenny Colgan has deleted her Twitter account after a review she wrote of Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain’s debut novel received a fierce backlash.

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Reese Witherspoon. Picture; contributed

Reese Witherspoon ‘quit movie’ due to terrible Scottish accent

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has admitted that her Scottish accent is so bad that she had to quit a movie.

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Rolf Harris allegedly told a girl, 16, she was 'irresistible' before assaulting her, a court has been told. Picture: Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images

Rolf Harris told girl she was ‘irresistible’, court hears

Rolf Harris told a 16-year-old she was ‘a bit irresistible’ before indecently assaulting her in the back of a car during the filming of 70s celebrity sport programme Star Games, a court heard.

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British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas. Picture: PA

BAFTAs: Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt nominated

British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.


Donald Trump hits back at Meryl Streep after Globes speech

Donald Trump has retaliated following Meryl Streep’s criticism of him as she received a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Golden Globes.

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The Duchess of Cambridge turns 35 today. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Duchess of Cambridge celebrates 35th birthday

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 35th birthday today.

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Jamie Lee Curtis leaves after the joint memorial for mother and daughter Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Picture: AP

Stars bid farewell to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

A star-studded memorial service has been held at Carrie Fisher’s home following the deaths of the Star Wars actress and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

A selection of correspondence and memorabilia sent by the late Princess Diana. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Letters written by Princess Diana sold at auction for £15k

Letters sent by Diana, Princess of Wales, which revealed Prince Harry was “constantly in trouble” at school have sold for thousands more than was estimated.

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has been nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star award. Picture: PA

British actor Tom Holland named contender for Rising Star BAFTA

Tom Holland, the latest actor to take on the role of Spider-Man, is among the contenders to be named the next star of the future at the Bafta awards.

Scots DJ Calvin Harris. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Calvin Harris and Gordon Ramsay features in 2016 celebrity rich list

DJ Calvin Harris and chef Gordon Ramsay have been named among the world’s highest paid celebrity’s of the last year.

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Kara Tointon plays Betsey Day in ITV's The Halcyon. Picture by Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Kara Tointon jazzes it up

Why she’s on song in ITV’s new wartime drama The Halcyon

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Trainspotting actors Ewan McGregor  and Ewan Bremner. Picture: PA

Brian Ferguson: what Scottish arts events will be making headlines in 2017

The new year was just a few seconds old at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party when there was reminder of what promises to be one of 2017’s biggest cultural moments.

Glasgow actor and Brookside star Freddie Boardley dies aged 66

Glasgow actor and Brookside star Freddie Boardley dies aged 66

GLASWEGIAN actor Freddie Boardley, who was famous for his roles in Brookside, Coronation Street and Taggart, has died at the age of 66.

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