I first came to Edinburgh when I was 18 to serve on the Perrier Awards panel, and was inspired to try stand-up myself. In the intervening 22 years the press initially dubbed me a a 'fresh face', then 'a rising star', then an 'established name'. This year I was described as a 'permanent fringe fixture'. Like the rain, the sweaty venues and the panpipe players outside Waverley station, I have become part of the festival furniture.
Woodrow West and Ian Gaynair reveal they were offered a bribe before the 6-1 defeat in Portland on Tuesday
Heatwave could be on way in the south - but Scotland and the north should keep umbrellas handy
South Africa 230-6 (Ingram 73); West Indies 190-6 (Samuels 48) Match tied (D/L method)
Q. Is there any way to get and stay in Bermuda for two weeks in 2013 at a reasonable cost, in a B&B or small hotel? Mike Cambell
The government of Haiti has warned that Hurricane Sandy represents a "disaster of major proportions," which could bring food shortages as well as an imminent spike in the number of life-threatening cholera cases.
Marlon Samuels believes the “sky is the limit” for West Indies cricket following their ICC Twenty20 final win over hosts Sri Lanka.
Marlon Samuels inspired a West Indies fightback from the brink to deny Sri Lanka a home win and triumph themselves instead in the ICC World Twenty20 final.
The rain-ravaged third Investec Test between England and West Indies concluded as a draw, after a third washout in five days was confirmed at Edgbaston.
Matt Prior has been passed fit to keep wicket for England in the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston today.
Shortly after tea in the second Test yesterday, England made history. More history, it could be said, for a team which has made such activity routine.
Whether your taste is for adventure, luxury or a combination of the two, Saint Lucia is bursting with possibilities, says Tom Peck
Fifa last night faced potentially damaging fresh accusations of corruption, this time involving Sepp Blatter, the world governing body's president. Jack Warner, once Blatter's right-hand man, said he was awarded lucrative World Cup TV rights for a nominal $1 after assisting Blatter's election as president.
Scorecard: Follow the latest action from England's must-win World Cup match.
Thirty years old and still going strong, Incognito is the UK's own Earth, Wind & Fire, a national treasure whose founder Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick deserves a knighthood.