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.
Murray has spoken of his desire to inspire those coming through
It’s a seaside town known for its idyllic picture postcard scenery, but an area of Newquay has been turned into a warzone by menacing gulls.
On a big day for British tennis there was a winning start when Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund won his boys' singles match in straight sets against Korea's Young Seok Kim 6-4, 6-3.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Jeremy Forrest, the runaway teacher arrested in France on suspicion of abducting schoolgirl Megan Stammers, was charged with child abduction last night.
Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest is expected back in the UK today after going on the run with his 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers.
Teacher Jeremy Forrest who went missing with his teenage pupil Megan Stammers will not fight extradition proceedings against him and has agreed to return to the UK “as soon as possible”, his lawyers said today.
The glory days of Pan’s People will be revisited when Top of the Pops is resurrected as a live stage show featuring a new troupe of dancers who will interpret golden oldies.
Sutherland is one of many mid-20th-century artists storming back into fashion at galleries and in salerooms alike
Artists have been driven to make painstaking sculptures out of sugar cubes, fish scales and other unusual materials for a new exhibition at Towner contemporary
As Britain struggles to cope with the big freeze, David Randall says this is nothing
Leather-clad men handcuffed and holding whips stare nonchalantly out of black and white photographs. Naked torsos, suggestively unbuttoned shirts and large guns are just some of the recurring and highly charged motifs which made photographer Robert Mapplethorpe notorious when Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art refused to display his work shortly after his death in 1989.
Four men who murdered a couple in a bungled honour killing attempt were jailed for life today.
Police investigating suspected murders linked to the serial killer Peter Tobin began digging up two back gardens in Brighton yesterday.