Pleasance preview One of the great pleasures of the Edinburgh Festivals is coming across something fresh and exciting and it may have emerged this year in the shape of a nine-piece progressive brass band. The oddly-named Perhaps Contraption premiere their new show Nearly Human, or what the band bills as a “curious audio-theatrical journey, replete […]
As I See It: Terry Murden Boris Johnson may be struggling to convince increasingly sceptical voters that he can pull off a deal with the EU, but help may be at hand from its biggest economy. Manufacturing output is at a seven year low in Germany, edging the country closer to recession. A recent conference, organised […]
As I See It: Terry Murden What a difference a year makes. Mike Ashley was hailed as the saviour of the high street when the majority shareholder in Sports Direct shelled out £90 million this time last year to rescue the failed House of Fraser chain. Adding the department stores to a growing retail empire […]
As I See It: Terry Murden Did Boris Johnson just change the mood of the nation? After years of downbeat messages on the Brexit mess and on cuts to public services, the new Prime Minister has bounded on to the stage and declared that positivity is back in fashion. His attack on the “doubters, doomsters […]
Musician Amy Macdonald and Judy Murray, mother of tennis aces Andy and Jamie, were among the guests who gathered for a party at the most anticipated restaurant and bar opening in Glasgow for some time.