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Irn Bru issue apology over controversial new advert

AG Barr have issued an apology after an Irn Bru advert sparked complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

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Iain Banks was a hugely successful sci-fi author as well as a best-selling mainstream fiction writer.

Amazon to turn Iain Banks' sci-fi work into new TV series

The science fiction world created by the late Scottish author Iain Banks is set to be turned into a major TV series.
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Sin�ad Rhodes is an Emeritus Member of the Young Academy of Scotland and the founder of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland Research the Headlines project.

Sinéad Rhodes: Headlines can keep you informed – but we can help you drill down into the latest research

Have you ever made ­lifestyle or diet choices because of something you read in the paper?

Opinion
Nigel Farage (right) has been a regular guest on Question Time over the years, including this 2013 episode in Edinburgh. Picture: Joey Kelly

BBC dismisses SNP MSP’s claims over Question Time representation

The BBC has defended its decision to invite a former UKIP leader on its flagship current affairs programme after a senior SNP MSP described it as “ridiculous”.

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Time's Up campaigners storm the red carpet wearing tops reading 'Times Up Theresa' at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

‘Time’s up Theresa’ protesters invade Bafta red carpet

A feminist group wearing “Time’s Up Theresa” t-shirts stormed the Bafta red carpet to protest against the Government’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

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Jo Hartley stars in Sky One's Bliss, Wednesdays at 10pm. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, thanks to The Castle Cinema, Hackney www.thecastlecinema.com 'Hair and Make up by Charlotte Yeomans www.charlotteyeomans.com

Interview: Jo Hartley

The actor tells @JanetChristie2 how she followed the yellow brick road from This is England to bigamy comedy drama Bliss

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Ruth Davidson: ‘I did Bake Off because of death of partner’s mother’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said the death of her partner’s mother from cancer was behind her decision to star on a charity edition of the Great British Bake Off.

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Alison O'Donnell is back in Shetland on BBC 1.  Picture Robert Perry

Interview: Alison O’Donnell

There’s always been a nod to Nordic Noir about Shetland, BBC Scotland’s hit crime series. There are the long dark winter nights, endless summer days and a body count that you’d think would scare off the tourists, but actually has them flocking in droves. But in season four, kicking off this week, the Norse influence is even greater with a plot twist that sees the Shetland constabulary following a lead to Bergen.

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New weather map proves BBC ‘misrepresenting’ Scotland, says SNP MP

The BBC’s decision to change the angle of its weather map proves that it has been “misrepresenting the land mass of the UK” for years, an SNP MP has claimed.

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith calls for Scottish Eurovision entry

An SNP MEP is calling for Scotland to have their own entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Alexandra Roach Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, Make-up Sam Basham ( www.sambasham.co.uk), Hair Narad Kutowaroo (www.naradkutowaroo.com)

Interview: Alexandra Roach

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Picture: the exploration vessel featured in Blue Planet II, OceanX's Alucia, which has been listed on Airbnb, Alucia Productions 2017/PA Wire

Fancy spending a night on the Exploration Vessel from BBC’s Blue Planet II?

Check into an Airbnb with a difference courtesy of this unique competition

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Joe McFadden steps out on the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK tour at the Glasgow SSE Hydro on Friday Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Joe McFadden

After four years on Holby City, Strictly reacquainted Joe McFadden with the thrill of live performance. The Glitterball winner tells Janet Christie how the show has changed his outlook and made him more open to the opportunities the future might bring

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Hayley Matthews. Picture: Ian Georgeson

TV presenter Hayley Matthews speaks out about sexual harassment

Scottish TV and radio presenter and columnist Hayley Matthews has spoken out about her experiences of sexual harassment at work and the distress it has caused her.

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Bryan Cranston. Picture: Last Flag Flying media release

Interview: Bryan Cranston on flying the flag after Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston’s voice rolls in waves of warm gravel down the phone from Los Angeles where he’s been taking a Christmas break before heading to the UK to resume his stint as a TV anchorman turned crazed celebrity in the National Theatre’s production of Network.

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Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline and The Silver Line Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Esther Rantzen

Broadcaster Esther Rantzen is on the phone. She comes down the line, loud and clear, charming, polite, professional and she wants to talk.

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Derek Riddell is in BBC1's Hard Sun. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Derek Riddell

At last Derek Riddell has been in something he can watch with his children. We may know the Glaswegian actor best as the creepy army press officer turned driller killer in The Missing and James I in the torture-tastic Gunpowder, or even Rab, the bisexual footballer ned from The Book Group. Then there’s the corrupt cop in Undercover and Ashley Jensen’s ex-alcoholic husband in Ugly Betty, with medical traumas in Frankie and No Angels thrown in. But now, besides battling corruption and oh, the apocalypse, as a hard-bitten police chief in the BBC’s gritty new sci-fi crime series Hard Sun, he’s hitting the big screen as Torquil Travers in the kiddie-friendly Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off.

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Legendary photographer Terry O'Neill Picture: Neil Hanna

Interview: Terry O’Neill

Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill hates having his picture taken. Loathes it, but you’d never know. He doesn’t let on, but smiles and points, posing with props including a chair and a mirror as the camera shutter clicks away. The shoot over, he relaxes.

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Ex-Celtic boss John Barnes to appear on Celebrity Big Brother

Former Celtic manager John Barnes has been revealed as the first male star who will enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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Friends fans rejoice as the show arrives on Netflix

Friends fans rejoice as the show arrives on Netflix

The arrival of Friends on Netflix has been hailed as “the best New Years’s gift”.

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