Billy Connolly

A Local's Guide to Glasgow - Earth's Attractions

<i>Once referred to as a dangerous city, Glasgow – Scotland’s largest city – has managed to make a 180 degree turn and establish itself as a cultural</i> …

Europe

David 'Kid' Jensen opens up on five-year Parkinson's battle and says 'love and support of family keeps me going'

TV and radio presenter David ‘Kid’ Jensen has told of his battle with Parkinson’s disease over the past five years.<p>The former BBC Radio 1 DJ and Top …

British Humour

The Wales hopefuls who've probably just played themselves into the Six Nations squad

It had been hailed as the last chance for players to impress Warren Gatland ahead of his Wales selection for the Six Nations and some certainly took …

Rugby Union

Vera star remembers fledgling days with Billy Connolly on groundbreaking drama that boosted their careers

Jon Morrison appeared with the Big Yin in acclaimed film Just Another Saturday which tackled the Orange marches in Glasgow for the first time.<p>When …

British Humour

Art for the masses: the working-class roots of The South Bank Show

Forty years of making the arts accessible for all.<p>In 1977, when John Birt, then controller of features and current affairs at LWT, invited me to …

Francis Bacon

Travel Style: Mary Jane Walker

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: …

Travel

The Coffee Lover’s Guide To Glasgow, Scotland

When you think of Scotland, what do you picture? Perhaps you imagine rolling hills covered with purple heather, deep lochs hiding a prehistoric …

Coffee

Culture: Just who does Sir Michael Parkinson think he really is?

July 1962, aged just 27 years, a young, unknown journalist by the name of Michael Parkinson has published his first piece for the Sunday Times in …

Manchester

Pamela Stephenson's The Varnished Untruth

Pamela Stephenson describes herself as a wife, mother, psychologist, writer, comedian, actor, dancer, diver, gypsy, dreamer, rich girl, poor girl, …

British Humour

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench at 83 is still scared and eager to prove herself. She could earn her 8th Oscar nod as a queen in love in "Victoria & Abdul."<p><i>In this</i> …

Award Shows

Graham Norton reveals his best and worst guests

From Tom Cruise to Meryl Streep, George Clooney to Taylor Swift, the world's most famous folk love to hang out with Graham Norton to swap banter and …

Graham Norton

Friday’s best TV; Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out; Frankie Boyle’s 2017 New Year World Order

The much-missed duo are back with dodgy accents and gags that wander off up dead-ends, while Frankie Boyle will direct his scabrous sense of humour at the year of turmoil we have just endured<p><b>Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out</b> <br>9pm, BBC Two<p>Bad accents, the return of Graham Lister, and “Idris Elba” worrying …

TV

UK year in pictures 2017

<b>We've picked a selection of our favourite pictures taken during the past year around the United Kingdom.</b><p>The Duchess of Cambridge joined Paddington Bear for a dance on a platform at Paddington Station. She and Princes William and Harry were there to meet a group of children who have been helped by …

Photography

All the Pixar films: ranked from worst to best

Walt Disney Company

Caged boxer Scott Harrison designs Christmas greetings card from behind bars

Harrison was jailed for attacking three men in Spain in 2007.<p>FALLEN fighter Scott Harrison is spending his festive season behind bars and away from …

British Humour

America is so deranged that, as close-run Alabama election shows, it's still the 50s in some places .. the 1850s

US politics has fallen so low that when a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, evolution-denying, accused child molester only narrow loses an election race …

British Humour

How would a modern-day nativity turn out?

Imagine the hardships that Joseph and Mary might have faced on the streets of Glasgow<p>Being a progressive and radical sort of a chiel, I’m always open to new ideas and unorthodox thinking about ancient shibboleths. Time waits for no wan; no wan at all, and it behoves us all, I think, to reappraise …

British Humour

Family of tragic Scots hotel worker Julie Pearson one step closer to truth about suspicious death in Israel

Her family believe an alleged beating by Amjab Hatib led to her death.<p>Israeli authorities are to release the post-mortem results of tragic hotel …

Crime

Scots singer Emeli Sande backs schoolgirls' tribute to Grenfell pal which uses her hit tune

Teenagers Yousra Cherbika and Johara Menacer used the tune to Sande’s hit Read All About It for a song in memory of best pal Firdaws Hashim.<p>Singer …

British Humour

RBS face mounting pressure to save lifeline branches set for closure

Campaigners say the public stood beside the financial giant in their time of need and now it's time for the bank to stand by the public.<p>Under-fire …

Banking

'Die you b******' Jagermeister drunk stabs best pal in back in booze-fuelled attack

Ashley Dunford plunged a kitchen knife into his closest friend then shouted "I hope you die, you deserve it".<p>An apprentice plumber who boasted about …

Crime

Death mystery probe after billionaire and wife found dead in basement of £4m home

The bodies of drugs firm founder Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the Toronto home the couple were in the process of selling.<p>The …

British Humour

Man charged after viral video shows Jack Russell dog being kicked in head

Gavin Doolan has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the dog.<p>A man has been charged after a viral video shows a Jack Russell being …

Crime

Young mum found dead in bed by nine-year-old son was 'perfectly healthy'

The shocked family of Carly Pitt say the 28-year-old had no health issues and had not been ill before she died.<p>A young mum found dead by her …

British Humour

Jailed boxing star Scott Harrison paints Billy Connolly and it's a knock out portrait

Harrison has paid tribute to his favourite comedian in a striking piece of artwork he created while behind bars.<p>This striking portrait of Sir Billy …

British Humour

Masked thugs force their way into rugby club function in Livingston and make off with thousands

Staff at Livingston Rugby Club were clearing up after a private function when the men forced their way in and demanded money.<p>Two men have forced …

British Humour

'It means so much to them' Joe McFadden determined to be the first Scot to win Strictly after visit to his old school in Glasgow

After weeks of drama, dazzling footwork and some tears, the final four will dance it out tonight.<p>Actor Joe McFadden is the first Scot to reach a …

Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing 2017 as actor becomes first Scot to win show

The Scottish actor won the coveted Glitterball trophy after coming top in the public vote.<p>The winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 has been announced …

Joe McFadden

Scotland set for warmer week and heavy rain as temperatures soar

The December chill could be coming to an end as the mercury hits highs of 11C across the country.<p>Scotland has had a very cold start to December, but …

Weather

Alex Rowley steps down as Scottish Labour deputy leader after harassment probe

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has asked Lesley Laird to take on the role on an interim basis.<p>The deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party …

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