First American astronaut in orbit John Glenn dies, aged 95

John Glenn - the first American to orbit the Earth - has died in Ohio, aged 95.

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Sir Mick Jagger has had a son with his current partner. Picture: PA

Sir Mick Jagger becomes father for eighth time, aged 73

Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73 with his partner Melanie Hamrick, 29.

Ken Buchanan will become the 10th recipient of the Edinburgh Award next year.

Ken Buchanan to become next recipient of 'Edinburgh Award'

One of Scotland’s all-time boxing greats is to follow in the footsteps of JK Rowling, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Chris Hoy after being chosen to receive one of Edinburgh’s highest honours.
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Author Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: Jon Savage

Alexander McCall Smith supports book project for children

SCOTS author Alexander McCall Smith, famous for The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, has given his support to an initiative to provide books for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Adele has been nominated for best album and song of the year at the Grammys. Picture: Getty Images

Adele’s album 25 and single Hello nominated for Grammy Awards

Adele’s 25 has been nominated for album of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards, while her single Hello is up for record and song of the year.

Andy Murray was out with his mum Judy when they realised they'd accidentally "lifted" a bar owner's phone. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray accidentally ‘lifted’ phone of Scots pub owner

Andy Murray and mum Judy had to make a red-faced return to a Stirling bar yesterday after accidentally taking the owner’s iPhone.

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President-elect Donald Trump was one of Twitter's top trends of 2016. Picture: AP

Rio Olympics, Trump and Pokemon top Twitter trends of 2016

The Rio Olympics, Donald Trump’s election as US president and augmented reality sensation Pokemon Go were the biggest global Twitter trends of 2016, the social media site has revealed.

Tony Gardner contracted Zika filming in Guadeloupe. Picture: PA

British actor Tony Gardner contracts Zika virus

Actor Tony Gardner has told how he contracted the Zika virus while filming in the Caribbean.

Sunday marked the last of a nine-day mourning period after Castro died November 25 at the age of 90.  Picture: Getty

World media banned as Fidel Castro ashes interred in private

Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony yesterday morning after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from the ceremony.

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Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce has shared his experiences of working on the stage and screen with Edinburgh Napier students at a special Q&A event.

Andrew Sachs portraying Manuel in Fawlty Towers. Picture: Contributed

Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers, dies at 86

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.

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Musician Kate Bush praised Theresa May. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Kate Bush: May ‘best thing that’s happened’ to UK in a long time

Kate Bush has praised Theresa May as “wonderful” and said having a female prime minister is “the best thing that’s happened” in the UK for a long time.

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Tilda Swinton. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Tilda Swinton blasts Harry Potter for ‘romanticising boarding schools’

Actress Tilda Swinton has hit out at Harry Potter for ‘romanticising boarding schools’.

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Tess Daly, Ed Balls and Katya Jones during the results show for BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

Ed Balls will take part in Strictly live tour

Ed Balls will waltz across the country when he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing’s 10th anniversary live tour in 2017.

Rod Stewart in concert. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sir Rod Stewart to close Isle of Wight Festival 2017

Sir Rod Stewart has been announced as the closing headliner for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

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Ed sheeran shows the cut to his cheek inflicted by Princess Beatrice as she attempted to 'knight' James blunt at a private patry

Princess Beatrice ‘cut Ed Sheeran with sword’

Princess Beatrice accidentally cut singer Ed Sheeran’s face with a sword during a party prank which involved her pretending to “knight” James Blunt, according to reports.

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, 49, on stage in Strictly with his dance partner Katya Jones. Picture: BBC

Former MP Ed Balls voted out of Strictly Come Dancing

Ed Balls declared that he has gone out on a high – and been on a journey of self discovery – after finally getting the boot from Strictly Come Dancing.

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Sir Sean Connery as James Bond. Picture: PA Photo.

Sir Roger Moore: Sean Connery was obviously the great Bond

Sir Roger Moore has paid tribute to Sean Connery and Daniel Craig - describing them as the best actors to have filled the tuxedo of the world’s most celebrated spy.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is half-way through the mammoth Global Reach Challenge for charity, with four mountains left to climb. Picture: PA

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to climb Antarctic peak for Marie Curie

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will this week set off to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica.

Kanye West has reportedly been admitted to hospital for exhaustion, a day after cancelling his tour. Picture: PA

Tour-weary Kanye West taken to hospital ‘with exhaustion’

Kanye West is exhausted due to his gruelling tour, his mother-in-law Kris Jenner said as the rapper was reportedly taken to hospital for exhaustion.

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