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Kevin Bridges is getting fed up being heckled
Kevin Bridges is getting fed up being heckled

Scots want a simpler life

There are now more gadgets, apps and technology in our daily lives than ever before, but many Scots are starting to crave a simpler life.

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According to research published today, too much choice, too many possessions and an over reliance on technology are over complicating Scottish people’s lives to the detriment of our happiness.

Simplicity is so satisfying because our lives are cluttered, and the experience of having too many options is a constant drag on us

The report, commissioned by Ikano Bank, claims that more than two out of three people, 70 per cent, want fewer choices.

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Children trust what they read online

Children now spend an average of 15 hours a week online and are becoming increasingly trusting of what they find, a study has revealed.

The amount of time eight to 15-year-olds spend on the internet has more than doubled over the past decade, Ofcom’s report into media attitudes among children and parents found.

Thomson plane named after Kirkcaldy girl

A grieving Kirkcaldy family have been ‘amazed’ at the public support for their campaign to have a plane named after their daughter.

More than 135,000 people voted online for a new Thomson Boeing 787 to be named after little Edie Murphy.

The two-year-old passed away suddenly on October 16 after suffering from a virus.

Soon after, friends of her parents Tom and Cheryl, who also have a five-month old daughter, Annie, entered Edie’s name into the competition run by the holiday company.

Kevin Bridges is growing increasingly frustrated with hecklers

In an interview with the Scotsman, the Glasgow funny man said: “When you play to that many people, it’s a bit more T in the Park. And it’s no’ even heckling, it’s just people shouting your name, where they live, or utter nonsense. It’s just that level of popularity. If one per cent are hammered that’s 30 arseholes in the crowd.”

I tell him I was at the show in Edinburgh and saw Bridges getting rattled with someone who kept shouting out.

“Aye, that’s right, I lost the plot with the guy,” he says. “It’s no’ so much at him, it’s just that every night there’s that guy, so if you’re doing 150 shows and you get somebody doing that…”