Day: 19 September 2021

Jeremy Paxman: How I would vote in a Scottish independence referendum

JEREMY Paxman has revealed how he would vote in a referendum on Scottish independence. “Although I am a quarter Scottish I would vote to separate,” said the former Newsnight anchor. “My view about the Union is that if there is to be a referendum then the English should be allowed a vote as well. We are …

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Man found dead near Loch Lomond as police launch investigation

The body of a man has been found near one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations. The discovery was made near Loch Lomond at about 11am on Sunday in Balloch Road, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire. Officers have launched a probe into the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The …

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TV: Bake Off is back – And it may just be the most skilled batch yet, say judges

Expect plenty of fun and drama as the fan favourite returns with another round of showstopper bakes. Gemma Dunn finds out what is in store. Last autumn fans rejoiced as The Great British Bake Off returned under exceptional circumstances and this year is no different. For much like before, all those involved in the popular …

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‘A poem is a wee little thing. But it seems to stop the clock of distress’: Fred D’Aguiar on his memoir, Year of Plagues

Like most of us, Fred D’Aguiar did not have an easy 2020. Actually, he had it worse than some. The Guyanese-born poet, who moved to the UK when he was 12 and now lives and teaches in Los Angeles, was as impacted as the rest of us by coronavirus. And as a black man in …

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Food: Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on his obsession with eggs, adopting a dog and why he can’t live without therapy

The Canadian TV star tells Katie Wright about the highs and lows of the past year-and-a-half. It’s lunchtime in New York – almost dinnertime in London – and Antoni Porowski is making my mouth water with his tantalising description of one of the dishes from his new cookbook, which involves a generous dollop of mashed …

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McConnell accuses SNP of allowing ‘cancer’ of sectarianism to grow again

FORMER first minister Lord McConnell has accused SNP ministers of allowing the “cancer” of sectarianism to grow in Scotland again. The Labour peer said progress made under his leadership had been “reversed by my successors”.  It comes after police made several arrests after “racist and sectarian singing” took place during Orange walks which shut streets …

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