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Match report from 1895: the last time Hearts beat Celtic 4-0

Hearts’ stunning 4-0 league win over Celtic at Tynecastle today brought the Glasgow’s 69-game unbeaten streak to an emphatic end and was the first time the Jambos had managed such a feat since 1895. We take a look at the match report from that historic encounter.

Lucy Beck, Jim Beck and Kerris Gentles of New Union Chippie in Camelon, near Falkirk

Scottish chip shop serves up deep-fried mince pies

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.


Politicians flock to congratulate Strictly winner Joe McFadden

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Theresa May have joined celebrities in congratulating former Holby City star Joe McFadden on winning Strictly Come Dancing.

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Scots actor Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing grand final

Joe McFadden has won the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing following a tense public vote.

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The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Do Not Disturb: The Principle Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Whilst Edinburgh is rightly known for its station hotels – the Balmoral and its clock tower are iconic landmarks of the city, and the Caledonian Hotel is the UK’s only Waldorf Astoria – Glasgow is by no means the poor relation.

The Forbidden City with Tiananmen Square in the background. Picture: Getty/iStock

Travel: Beijing

It would be easy to feel intimidated by Beijing. I imagine the culture shock of China’s sprawling capital could pose a challenge for even the most seasoned traveller – and I was a first-timer with only three days in town.

Students will learn what it takes to be a broadcast journalist

Gary Smith: Battle against fake news enters the classroom

Not so very long ago when something fake was being discussed it tended to be a conversation about tans, watches or, if you were really unlucky, twenty pound notes.

Media & Leisure
VisitScotland hopes to emulate the success of the Danish "hygge" movement with its campaign. PIC: Contributed.

Gaelic row over Scotland’s hygge campaign

It was meant to sum up that feeling of being all cosy, warm and settled indoors as the cold and the dark lurk outside.

The young stars of Mystique no 375, which BBC Alba will broadcast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

BBC Alba children’s drama picked up for broadcast across Europe

Gaelic-speaking youngsters are set to become TV stars throughout Europe after a new children’s drama for BBC Alba was picked up for broadcast.

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The All Terrain offers the suave good looks of a luxury estate with the guts of an off-roader

Review: Mercedes-Benz All Terrain

When winter roads turn white and slippery, my thoughts turn to all-wheel-drive. Oh to have £60,000 spare. I could buy outright the latest Mercedes-Benz all-roader and not have to worry about drip-feed three-year rental plans – or snowy streets.

Yolanda Kettle stars in The Crown Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, location, Clissold House,

Interview: Yolanda Kettle

The rising star steams in Season Two of The Crown

Frontman J Mascis was as taciturn as usual

Music review: Dinosaur Jr/Spinning Coin

US GRUNGE godfathers Dinosaur Jr have always connected strongly with music fans in Glasgow – they practically invented Teenage Fanclub, while back on their side of the pond their winning mix of aching melody and garage rock bite influenced the nascent Nirvana and Green Day.

US conductor Karina Canellakis

Music review: SCO & Benjamin Beilman

THERE were high expectations for the young US violin wunderkind Benjamin Beilman, one of the classical world’s most rapidly rising stars, making his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. And what he delivered was a simply breathtaking account of Barber’s Violin Concerto.

DJ Pete Tong

Music review: Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

JUST as music fans don’t necessarily retire from their love of pop music, rock, metal or whatever, so erstwhile clubbers continue to hold the anthems of their generation in high esteem. But perhaps a blowout trip to clubbing island Ibiza isn’t as feasible these days with the ties that bind.

The cast of Shrek the Musical

Theatre review: Shrek the Musical

IF YOU’RE in search of a good family pantomime – one that offers a few hours of fairytale festive fun for both children and adults – then you have a choice of two in Edinburgh’s big professional theatres this Christmas.

The Sunnyside Centre is the safe place to be

Theatre review: The Sunnyside Centre

IN THE big function room at Hibs Supporters’ Club, four small audience groups are gathered, clutching plans of the space in four different colours.

The Tin Soldier is memorable if a little confusing for children

Theatre reviews: The Tin Soldier | Tinsel Toon | One More Sleep Till Christmas

IT’S rare to see a children’s show for Christmas that makes such a bold attempt to tackle difficult and painful themes, without even offering the solace of a happy ending; but that’s what we get, in a flawed yet powerful new version of Hans Chrisian Andersen’s Tin Soldier, produced by Scotland’s company led by disabled artists, Birds Of Paradise, in association with the Festival Theatre.

Parents and grandparents may feel money is the best present for children, either to spend or to stash away for some future use, so being up to speed on the most generous bank and building society accounts is a must to make the most of Santas generosity. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Martin Lewis: Where to invest the kids’ hard cash presents

Slade are on the radio, there’s tinsel everywhere and supermarket shelves are stacked high with mince pies. Christmas is a-coming. However it isn’t all about piling up the presents; many parents and especially grandparents give children cold hard cash. So where do you put it…



Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Hiding under the duvet from bad jokes

Hex Studios in Kirkcaldy will be the UKs only film studio dedicated to horror and fantasy films

Leader comment: Horror comes to Kirkcaldy

The Curse of Frankenstein, The Quatermass Xperiment, The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll and, of course, the Hammer House of Horror. For people of a certain age, Hammer Films was an iconic British brand.

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