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Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after one series to concentrate on her own music career
Poirot star David Suchet is reported to be planning to drag himself back on to the London stage to play Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest.
In a small, sweltering room, decorated with children's pictures, letters, and moral messages in English and Hindi, Scotland's leading violinist does not need to warm up, but she does anyway, as if she was about to perform before thousands in a concert hall.
International chamber music festival to open
There is no real way to cram a raga.
LAST week I had an idle moment (a rarity, I assure you, he said hastily) and decided to browse, in an unhurried way, through some concert listings and brochures to get some idea of what was coming up and what was around the corner.
Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, plus Kiss - thumbing their noses at critics who disdained them - have become the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame entrants, leading a host of classmates.
THERE aren't many octogenarians who become the talk of the town by hooking up with the hippest show on television, but that is the fate that has befallen US comedian Bob Newhart.
When Paolo Nutini began the process of "reintroducing himself to the public" (his phrase) a couple of months ago, the first stop was, appropriately, Glasgow, where he was announced as one of the headliners at Radio 1's Big Weekend in May.
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CHARITIES, councils, academic institutions and the private sector must collaborate more to raise the profile of the south of Scotland, according to research.
A FORMER council leader has been cleared by an ethics watchdog over claims he shouted and swore at colleagues.
MPs have been warned to brace themselves for more expenses scandals amid increasing calls for Culture Secretary Maria Miller to resign.
MPs are "paragons of virtue" compared to politicians in other countries, a senior Conservative has insisted.
The Ministry of Defence says by 2020 Scotland will have:
Polling booths could be scrapped and replaced by postal or online voting in an attempt to increase voter turnout in Scotland.
FRIENDS of the Earth has backed the Scottish Government in a war of words with Westminster over nuclear power.
SAJID Javid, the millionaire son of a bus driver who moved from the Treasury to replace Maria Miller as Culture Secretary, was immediately in the line of fire from the SNP.
LORD Rennard might still have a future with the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has suggested.
The Government has been accused of hampering an inquiry by MPs into the new Universal Credit benefit system, which found that tens of millions of pounds had been wasted.