Geoffrey Rush arrives for the UK film premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, at the Vue Westfield in west London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 12, 2011. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Geoffrey Rush collects record damages in actress claim defamation

Oscar-winning actor ­Geoffrey Rush has won an ­Australian record of 2.9 ­million Australian dollars (£1.6 million) damages by a Sydney judge yesterday in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports that he had been accused of ­inappropriate behaviour toward an actress.

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6 of the best running events in Scotland to try in 2019

With marathon festival fever engulfing Scotland’s capital this weekend as Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on 25-26 May, we look at the best running events around the country. From stunning fell runs to the flat and fast, these are the ones to get your heart racing in 2019.

Tignes, open for summer skiing from 22 June until 4 August

The best summer ski destinations: Zermatt, Tignes, Hintertux, Glencoe...

Only a very brave man or woman would ever declare an official end to the Scottish ski season. Long after the resorts have closed, you can be pretty sure that there will still be a few hardcore backcountry enthusiasts out charging steep, narrow gullies on some inaccessible north face, where a few patches of snow are clinging stubbornly on. And, of course, there’s always the novelty of the Midsummer Slide at Glencoe Mountain ski area, which resort owner Andy Meldrum says will be going ahead as usual next month “as long as there’s a decent-size patch of snow left to ski on.” This year, however, there’s been a lot less white stuff than usual, so the gully hounds who might typically have spent much of May and even early June seeking out still-skiable lines around the Highlands face a stark choice: either pack away the ski gear until the start of the 2019/20 season or look elsewhere for those super-late-season turns.

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