Before coming to Edinburgh, I caught up with Simmons's last Fringe show, Fail, in London. Unfortunately, that title and this show are interchangeable. Essentially, Meanwhile is Simmons's home-made Twitter feed with two devices at work. Simmons attempts to answer questions put to him through various mediums while a female voice interjects with an activity going on simultaneously somewhere else in the world. At this point, Simmons jumps around to act out someone in Germany getting annoyed with their flatmate – or some other scenario.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the seat of the Scottish parliament and government, the largest city by area and the second largest by population in the country. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30 square miles (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Source: Wikipedia
Sunday 11 April 2010
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Wednesday 17 March 2010
Scotland today named an unchanged team for Saturday's final RBS 6 Nations match in Ireland.
Wednesday 10 March 2010
They led until the 79th minute against Wales in Cardiff and until the 67th minute against Italy in Rome. Now the challenge for Scotland is to do it all over again, to get into a potential winning position in Edinburgh on Saturday – and this time stay there until the digits on the Murrayfield match-clock turn to 00.00.
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Nick De Luca was today recalled to the Scotland team for Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Nathan Hines was today ruled out of Scotland's RBS 6 Nations game in Wales after suffering a calf strain and aggravating an ankle injury against France.
Monday 25 January 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
Sunday 17 January 2010
Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders last night joined politicians in condemning Sir Fred "the Shred" Goodwin's return to employment, more than a year after he had been cast into comfortable retirement when his institution received an emergency bail-out from the Government.
Saturday 16 January 2010
Monday 11 January 2010
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Having led the monumental tackle count in the defensive tour de force that did for the Wallabies at Murrayfield last weekend, John Barclay would have been expecting to keep his place on the blindside flank for Scotland's final test of the autumn against Argentina this Saturday.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Sunday 01 November 2009
Laura Barlow, one of the key figures in the turnaround of failing sub-prime mortgage lender Cattles, has landed a major role at Royal Bank of Scotland.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train