Bob Dylan criticised for silence after Nobel Prize award

A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan says the singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honour is “impolite and arrogant”.

Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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The Bay City Rollers drove their fans wild in their tartan-trimmed heyday.  Picture: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty

Aidan Smith: Bay City Rollers deserve a break

It feels strange to be thinking about the Bay City Rollers when Bob Dylan has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, when Rod Stewart has just been knighted and when lots of deeply important bands have just got together for Desert Trip, billed as the mega-gig to top them all. But then again maybe not that strange.

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Actor Dougray Scott. Picture: TSPL

Dougray Scott signs up for TV adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Crime

Hollywood star Dougray Scott has agreed to star in a TV adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Crime.

Bob Dylan performs at the Hollywood Palladium in 2012. Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty

The jingle jangle genius of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan

Those for whom awarding a Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan is low brow populism just don’t get the poet who opened a new frontier in literary expression, writes Dani Garavelli

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Bay City Rollers settle royalties dispute with Sony

Members of the Bay City Rollers have won less than £70,000 each in an out-of-court settlement of their long-running pursuit of millions of pounds in unpaid royalties, according to a new biography of the 1970s chart-toppers.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released next month.

JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed she has planned scripts for at least four further Fantastic Beasts films.

Irvine Welsh disagreed with Dylan's award. Picture: Jon Savage

Irvine Welsh slams Nobel Prize award for Bob Dylan

Irvine Welsh has launched an attack on the Nobel Prize for literature which was given to Bob Dylan, branding it “an ill conceived nostalgia award”.

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The old schoolhouse on Eilean Shona

Kate Winslet reveals Scots island is favourite retreat

KATE Winslet has named a Scots island hideaway as her favourite place in the world in a new travel guide.

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Songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

‘Great poet’ Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

American singer Bob Dylan has been hailed as “a great poet in the English-speaking tradition” following his surprise win of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. Picture: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics.

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The new Lego set comes with four mini-Beatles as well as the eponymous submarine. Picture: Lego

Lego unveils Beatles Yellow Submarine set

A Beatles fan has had his dream creation realised after toy giant Lego launched its Yellow Submarine set including mini figures of the much-loved band.

Lily Allen breaks down in tears as she meets a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan during her visit to the Calais camp. Picture: PA

Lily Allen apologises ‘on behalf of UK’ over ‘Jungle’ camp

Singer Lily Allen has apologised “on behalf of my country” after seeing the squalid conditions refugees are languishing in at the Calais camp known as the Jungle.

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Andy Murray, left, wants the actor to play him in a film of his life. Pictures: Getty

Andy Murray wants Ewan McGregor to play him in movie of his life

TENNIS star Andy Murray has revealed he wants Ewan McGregor to play him in a movie of his life.

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Peter Capaldi

Dr Who’s Peter Capaldi: BBC should not reveal salary of stars

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has criticised the UK government’s decision to force the BBC to reveal the salaries of dozens of its stars.

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Vanessa Redgrave and Ian McKellen  attend the UK Theatre Awards 2016.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Sir Ian McKellen honoured at UK Theatre Awards

Sir Ian McKellen has been given the outstanding contribution to British theatre prize at the UK Theatre Awards.

The principles were designed to encourage young girls to follow their dreams. Picture: Comp

Disney release guide to being ‘modern princess’ for girls

Disney have released a guide for young girls on how to be a ‘modern princess’.

Malala Yousafzai features in the list

Top ten inspirational female role models revealed

Research by Disney has revealed the most inspirational and empowering female role models for young girls with Michelle Obama, topping the poll closely followed by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Jessica Ennis-Hill, athlete and Olympic gold medalist. The top 10 female role models are:

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Fraser Nelson.

John Cleese Twitter row: Spectator editor hits back

The editor of the Spectator has responded to John Cleese branding him a ‘half-educated tenement Scot’ by revealing that the Monty Python star had been sacked after one column because his writing wasn’t up to scratch.

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Ruth Davidson with partner Jen Wilson. Picture: PA

Ruth Davidson wants Strictly Come Dancing invite

Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has urged the BBC to invite her to compete on Strictly Come Dancing next year.

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