News archive from 13 July 2013

Film reviews: Monsters University| We Steal Secrets

Film reviews: Monsters University| We Steal Secrets

Charismatic central characters in this belated prequel to 2001's Monsters Inc help keep Pixar at the top of the class MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (U) Directed by: Dan Scanlon Voices: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza * *...

 
T in the Park review: Emeli Sande, Main Stage

T in the Park review: Emeli Sande, Main Stage

EMELI Sande is no stranger to support from a Scottish crowd. This year alone, she has sold out homecoming gigs in minutes, played a string of successful Scottish shows, and made a name for herself as one of the nation's most prolific pop exports. It...

 
Hucknall’s Titchfield Park set for music extravaganza

Hucknall’s Titchfield Park set for music extravaganza

Don't miss the event of the summer in Hucknall's Titchfield Park on Saturday. More than 1,000 people from across the country will be descending upon the town centre beauty spot to enjoy the very first Hucknall Fake Festival. Organiser Stuart Mather...

 
Restaurant review: The Meat Bar, Glasgow

Restaurant review: The Meat Bar, Glasgow

If I were a cow, I would not be holidaying in Glasgow this summer. There's a blood-thirsty revolution going on, with US-style burger, rib and barbecue joints spreading across the city like the marbling in a Porterhouse steak. The last few months have...

 
Bulwell businessman pledges to resolve street parking issues

Bulwell businessman pledges to resolve street parking issues

A Bulwell business owner has said issues raised by neighbours over parking problems and a property eye-sore will soon be solved. Neighbours on the busy Hucknall Lane have complained to managers at the Leivers and Millership business based opposite...

 
Travel: Flanders, Belgium

Travel: Flanders, Belgium

A hundred years on, the memory of the Great War is everywhere on the Western Front, writes Craig Naples Standing in the sun in the centre of Ypres, in the market square beside the Cloth Hall – a symbol of the historic wealth of the town so huge and...

 
Album reviews: David Lynch | Mayer Hawthorne

Album reviews: David Lynch | Mayer Hawthorne

David Lynch is one of those rare artists whose vision is so distinctive that it has spawned an eponymous adjective. David Lynch: The Big Dream Sunday Best, £13.99 * * * The “Lynchian” style of film-making is characterised by weird narratives,...

 

Britney's sons steal the spotlight

Britney Spears' sons get a little camera shy dancing with their mum to promote her latest song. Sean Preston, seven, and six-year-old Jayden James have made their music video debut for her new single Ooh La La, from the soundtrack for the Smurfs 2...

 
Edinburgh Jazz: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Edinburgh Jazz: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Jazz masterwork or act of worship? Both, one can say of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts, which he wrote during the 1960s and early 1970s - the third and last in 1973, shortly before his death. The best of this music was acclaimed at the time, and its...

 
Proms: A Scot taking on one of Wagner’s great roles

Proms: A Scot taking on one of Wagner’s great roles

Up until now, Scots opera star Iain Paterson has only been singing the big-time Wagnerian role of Wotan in the comfort of his own home. “What you do in the privacy of your own house doesn’t bother anyone,” he says, with less than two weeks to go...

 
Stephen McGinty: Film industry keeping us on rails

Stephen McGinty: Film industry keeping us on rails

IT was a close thing, but a dastardly 40-year campaign by the film industry to corrupt impressionable young minds with dangerous images has been exposed, rejoices Stephen McGinty I ONCE wrote a column for another newspaper called “The Best Bit”. It...

 
TV preview: Top Of The Lake | Run

TV preview: Top Of The Lake | Run

You're a long way from help," someone warns Elisabeth Moss's Robin in Top Of The Lake, as she investigates a rural New Zealand community. She almost shrugs and mutters simply: "I am the help." Top Of The Lake Today, BBC2, 9:10pm Run...

 

Train death police find second body

Police investigating the death of a man struck by a train found the body of a second man nearby. The fatalities were near Highbridge and Burnham rail station in Somerset. A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "Officers investigating...

 
Scotland’s old theatres as relevant today as ever

Scotland’s old theatres as relevant today as ever

At the Citizens' Theatre in Gorbals Street, Glasgow, the auditorium is stripped bare. All the old red plush seats are stacked on the stage, available for sale at £25 each; and there’s a rare chance to stand in the middle of the auditorium’s bare and...

 

Britney's sons steal the spotlight

Britney Spears' sons get a little camera shy dancing with their mum to promote her latest song. Sean Preston, seven, and six-year-old Jayden James have made their music video debut for her new single Ooh La La, from the soundtrack for the Smurfs 2...

 


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