Politics

Pro-Union London adfolk get their sporrans in a twist

The date of the Scottish referendum to decide whether Caledonia remains part of the UK (to which it was welded in 1707, without the whole-hearted agreement of many Scots) is September 18. And lots of UK business people (many based ...

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“They all knew about it” says News of the World’s Thurlbeck as he speaks after phone hacking verdicts

It was, indeed, “slightly sad,” as phone hacking trail judge Lord Justice Saunders remarked, that former New of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck (left, who pleaded guilty to phone hacking along with some NoW colleagues) had chosen to give ...

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New UK local TV network plays hunt the viewer

There’s something about local TV, in the UK anyway, that makes most people yawn (I’ll be keeping an eye out to see how many of you read this). Now Jeremy Hunt, former Culture Secretary who foisted local TV on the ...

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Cannes’ new Lionheart award goes to good old Bono

Cannes Lions has dreamed up yet another award – this time it’s the Cannes Lionheart (no, I’m not making this up) and it’s being awarded to (didn’t you know it) Bono. The ageing U2 frontman will receive the award for ...

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‘No Borders’ ads raise the political ante in Scotland

The ‘No Borders’ freelance anti-independence campaign in Scotland has certainly ruffled a lot of feathers (see storv and comments), especially the most controversial cinema element. This one saying that Scots will no longer have automatic access to some key NHS ...

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