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Darius Campbell Danesh dies aged 41

Singer and actor Darius Campbell Danesh, who rose to fame on ITV talent shows Popstars and Pop Idol two decades ago, has died at the age of 41. The singer and actor was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 – although the cause of death remains unknown. A statement from his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh. Darius was […]

todayAugust 16, 2022 29


Rail Strikes 18th 20th August

RMT announced further national strike action across the Great Britain railway network in a separate dispute with Network Rail and other train operating companies. This means Network Rail members of the RMT will be striking on 18 and 20 August. While this is a separate dispute, the planned strikes on those days will cause disruption to ScotRail services, as Network Rail Scotland signallers and maintenance staff, who are in safety-critical […]

todayAugust 16, 2022 11


IRN-BRU Bring the UK’s first venue in a can to Edinburgh

Comedy fans are being invited to celebrate the next generation of Scottish talent in one of the most unique spaces on offer at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe - a giant can of IRN-BRU. Fizzing with laughs, the quirky venue - dubbed ‘Canned Laughter’ - is the first of its kind and will allow six audience members to enjoy unreleased content from some of Scotland’s favourite online comedy creators while immersed […]

todayAugust 15, 2022 19


Married At First Sight UK Returns Soon

Married At First Sight UK has announced its line-up of contestants for its first ever super-sized series - which will include two LGBTQ+ couples. The extreme dating show is set to return to E4 this autumn for its second season as the revamped Australian-style reality show, this time running for a much longer 30 episodes. With 16 singles signed up to take part, E4 has promised it will be "more […]

todayAugust 15, 2022 8


Jerry Sadowitz releases statement after Fringe show cancelled

American-Scots comedian Jerry Sadowitz had his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show cancelled and has issued a statement defending his act and is urging organisers to apologise to people who travelled to see it. Jerry Sadowitz appeared at The Pleasance at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday night and was due to perform on Saturday night too. However, the comedian announced that his show on Saturday had been cancelled. The Pleasance Theatre […]

todayAugust 15, 2022 5


Bin lorry crash leaves driver injured

A man has been left with an injured leg after a bin lorry crashed into a block of flats in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh at around 6.50am this morning. The driver of the vehicle suffered a minor leg injury. No one else was hurt in the incident. The road was closed off by police so the building could be assessed. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “We were called […]

todayAugust 15, 2022 2

Dance Music

LF System make it 6 weeks at #1

Well, they’ve done it again, LF SYSTEM prove they’re not going anywhere as they secure a sixth consecutive week at Number 1 in the UK with THE song of the summer, “Afraid To Feel”.   The West Lothian lads remain at the top the Official Singles Chart, fending off competition from Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” at number 2 and George Ezra’s “Green Green Grass” at number 3 with over 5.5 million […]

todayAugust 12, 2022 14


Zoo’s oldest penguin dies

The oldest penguin at Edinburgh zoo has died, after being attacked by a fox. The zoo confirmed the animal died on Wednesday night after the fox broke into the enclosure, but they have confirmed the other penguins in the colony were unhurt. The zoo took to twitter to confirm the news: We know so many of you loved Mrs Wolowitz, our oldest penguin 🐧 Sadly, we lost her last night […]

todayAugust 12, 2022 3


Exam results for 138,000 learners across Scotland

Nearly 138,000 learners across Scotland received their SQA certificates today following publication of the National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results this morning. SQA has announced the results of National Qualifications in addition to a wide range of other awards and certificates, including National Progression Awards, National Certificates, Skills for Work and SQA Awards. This is the first year that formal exams have taken place since 2019, supported by wide-ranging […]

todayAugust 9, 2022 2