News archive from 30 December 2012

DRINK FUELLED SIXTIES FOR ME ADMITS DAVID BAILEYT

DRINK FUELLED SIXTIES FOR ME ADMITS DAVID BAILEYT

He says he did not indulge in the illegal substances that were prevalent on London's party scene such as cannabis and LSD. Now 74, Bailey has spoken about quitting alcohol 40 years ago after overdoing it in the decade renowned for excess. He even...

 
EWAN MCGREGOR & KATE BUSH LAND MAJOR ACCOLADES ON QUEEN'S NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST

EWAN MCGREGOR & KATE BUSH LAND MAJOR ACCOLADES ON QUEEN'S NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST

Scottish actor McGregor has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, while revered pop star Bush and Emin have both picked up Commander of the British Empire (CBE) accolades. Blake, who is perhaps best known for his work on images for...

 
I pulled out of shows worth £250,000 (and snubbed a prince) to nurse Mum through cancer: Camilla Kerslake's mother had been her rock... then the roles were reversed

I pulled out of shows worth £250,000 (and snubbed a prince) to nurse Mum through cancer: Camilla Kerslake's...

Grasping her mother's hand tightly as she waited to go into yet another hospital appointment, it dawned on opera star Camilla Kerslake how alien the situation felt. Of course, the clinical white walls and smell of disinfectant were unfamiliar but it...

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Man charged over pig's head 'alarm'

A man has been charged with a religiously-aggravated offence after a pig's head was found outside a community centre being used by a Muslim prayer group. Leicestershire Police said the 23-year-old man would appear in court in the New Year charged with...

 
Chevrolet Camaro: American bruiser looking to muscle in on the action

Chevrolet Camaro: American bruiser looking to muscle in on the action

The thirsty but thrilling Chevrolet Camaro provides enough all-American excitement to impress Frederic Manby THE idea of charging a toll to use busy roads is often in the news. In France you pay to use some motor­ways but you get a pleasant...

 

My first car - Tom Stade

My first car was a 1974 Toyota Corolla. My dad gave it to me for my 16th birthday. He paid $300 for it which was big money in 1986, especially for a young boy called Tom Stade who was wide-eyed and wanted to be an actor and was getting into partying...

 
Designer dram that’s in with the in-crowd

Designer dram that’s in with the in-crowd

IT HAS a complex nose with a hint of banana, a whiff of fruitcake and a huge dollop of crowd-funding. Sia whisky has become the first Scotch in the world to be funded through Kickstarter, the “crowd-sourcing” website that is more commonly used to fund...

 
Hogmanay memories of the bands who’ll have you dancing all night

Hogmanay memories of the bands who’ll have you dancing all night

The musicians helping Scotland to party tell Fiona Shepherd what New Year means to them Bruce Macgregor, Blazin’ Fiddles As a band Blazin’ Fiddles have had some great New Year experiences. We did the BBC Hogmanay show one year when it went live...

 
Make Hogmanay a night to remember wherever you are

Make Hogmanay a night to remember wherever you are

Even if you don't manage to catch Simple Minds live, we promise you a miracle wherever you bring in 2013 with our Hogmanay listings. EDINBURGH TODAY Torchlight Procession Starting at Chambers Street, 6.30pm, free but ticketed. (Torch vouchers are now...

 
TV review: Doors Open | Restless | Doctor Who

TV review: Doors Open | Restless | Doctor Who

CHRISTMAS is all about giving. But sometimes taking can be even more fun. Doors Open Boxing Day, STV, 9pm Restless Thursday and Friday, BBC1, 9pm Doctor Who Christmas Day, BBC1, 5.15pm On Boxing Day, when most of us were ruing that extra slice of...

 

TV preview: Ripper Street | The Review Show | Splash!

This week Graeme Virtue will be watching... BEST ARTS The Review Show With Billy Connolly BBC2, Friday, 11pm The Big Yin sits in with Kirsty Wark. The notional peg is his role in Quartet, a film about retired opera singers directed by Dustin Hoffman,...

 
Lady Luck set to greet first footers at National Museum

Lady Luck set to greet first footers at National Museum

WHEN I catch up with the artist Zoe Walker on a chilly winter evening in a warm Edinburgh bar, it's a little disconcerting to find her in civilian gear after a day teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. When we last met in April, Walker and Neil...

 
Peter Ross: Scotland’s natural beauty

Peter Ross: Scotland’s natural beauty

Scotland's natural beauty is in the eye of the beholder, writes Peter Ross LOCH Lomond in December. Where better to spend a cold, still morning as the last days drain from the paling year? Above Tarbet, the air is fragrant with wood smoke, and Ben...

 

Man charged over pig's head 'alarm'

A man has been charged with a religiously-aggravated offence after a pig's head was found outside a community centre being used by a Muslim prayer group. Leicestershire Police said the 23-year-old man would appear in court in the New Year charged with...

 
EU exit will not shelter UK from the economic storm

EU exit will not shelter UK from the economic storm

British prime minister Harold Wilson, accompanied by his wife Mary, casting his vote in the 1975 referendum. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images You have got to hand it to the Conservative party's right wing and their camp followers in Ukip. They may...

 


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