Talk of the Town: Lana Del Rey’s easy flight into city

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MANY celebrities live the high life – but while Lana Del Rey was well off the ground, her feet were firmly on it.

The singer arrived at Edinburgh Airport on board a budget easyJet flight on Wednesday night after travelling from France, where she performed at the star-studded Cannes Film Festival.

Dressed in a black headscarf, blue zipper and colourful skirt, she flew into the Capital with boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill of rock outfit Kassidy.

Her indoors not happy about great outdoors

IT’S a world record attempt that’s been years in the planning, but an adventurer bidding to spend 60 days on Britain’s remotest rock forgot to take care of one small but utterly crucial detail – his wife.

Nick Hancock – not that one, but an Edinburgh chartered surveyor – is about to attempt to live in a converted water tank on Rockall, 225 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, for two months.

But he admitted: “My wife is not happy I’m going – she wishes I wasn’t doing this.”

Making plans for Nigel

Do you know a good irony meter mechanic? Talk of the Town’s exploded when we heard that anti-racism protesters had shouted “Go back to England!” at visiting UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

We’d suggest that the best way to fight perceived racism probably isn’t telling someone to go back to their own country.

Kath sticks her oar in

SHE’S strictly speaking a Glasgow girl – but Katherine Grainger is Edinburgh University alumni so we’ll exercise our claim.

Now the Olympic rower has turned the heads of Stirling too, where the university is set to give her an honorary degree.

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