Editors have warned of “worrying consequences” for press freedom after Sir Cliff Richard won a High Court privacy battle with the BBC over coverage of a police search of his home.
An emotional Sir Cliff Richard has won a High Court privacy battle with the BBC over its coverage of a police search of his home.
A judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on a High Court fight between Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC.
Entries are flooding in from local singers hoping to steal the spotlight at Glamis Prom. As the deadline fast approaches, Gayle Ritchie finds out why YOU should enter!
*** One of the year's most laid-back festivals returns to Perthshire this weekend. A host of bands are heading to the shores of Lake of Mentieth for the ever-popular Doune the Rabbit Hole event, which includes headline sets from crustie veterans The Levellers, ambient house pioneers The Orb, German industrial legends Atari Teenage Riot and Northamptonshire-based psych rockers Temples, who'll be playing their only UK date this summer. Starting tonight, Friday July 13, with performances from the likes of Glasgow-based multi-instrumentalist Richard Youngs and rapper/writer Akala, the three-day event has built a reputation as a family-friendly gathering since its debut near Doune in 2010. The eclectic extravaganza features performances across three stages, and over the years it's welcomed the likes of Scottish indie legends The Vaselines, BMX Bandits and The Pastels, as well as Mercury Prize nominees Polar Bear. Among the big names who're taking part this weekend are Big Country, The Beat featuring Ranking Roger, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Peatbog Faeries, Carla Easton, Broken Records, This Is The Kit and Dreadzone. For fans of dance music, the likes of Sarra Wild, Letitia Pleiades, Fierce Collective, Sofay and Junkyard Dog will be playing DJ sets across the weekend. In a major coup for Doune the Rabbit Hole, Hope Street and Beautiful Day hit-makers The Levellers will be playing their only Scottish date at Cardross Estate as part of their 30th anniversary tour, with the appearance by Atari Teenage Riot nothing less than a UK exclusive for the boutique event ahead of the release of the band's sixth album. Festival director Jamie Murray reckons the bumper bill reflects the very best of Scotland's independent/DIY music scene — combined with some of the hottest acts from overseas. "The line-up features everything from punk to reggae, ska, industrial/hardcore techno, hip hop, singer songwriters, indie folk and Scottish traditional sounds," he says. "I'm overjoyed that we have Levellers playing their only Scottish date at DTRH. They were an act we'd dreamed of hosting when we started the festival almost ten years ago, so it's something of a coup for us. "Atari Teenage Riot are coming all the way from Berlin for their only UK date too, and as always we’ve got a number of surprises planned. Not to mention a number of young, innovative artists making huge waves like Frankie Cosmos, Elephant Sessions and Soccer96." Weekend tickets are £95, with day tickets £30/£45/£40 respectively. There's reduced prices for youths, with free admission for children aged 12 or under.
Dundee’s first ever Summer Streets Festival will take to the city centre on July 21 and 22 with major public areas transformed into outdoor performances spaces, teeming with music, food and art.
While fun is high on the agenda after the launch of the Maggie’s Penguin Parade, there’s a serious message behind the project too, as Gayle Ritchie discovers
Drake was part of a star-studded Centre Court crowd as Serena Williams made it through to the Wimbledon semi-finals.
Gorillaz – the band fronted by Damon Albarn – had their set at Danish festival Roskilde interrupted when a rapper fell from the stage.
Despite the fact her new Secret Seven book is about to hit the shops, Pamela Butchart still can’t believe she penned it.