The actress Briony McRoberts spent two decades taking character roles on television before making her biggest impact as the super-bitch Sam Hagen in Take the High Road, the Scottish soap opera screened nationally by ITV.
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Monday 24 May 2010
A search was under way last night after a 19-year-old swimmer was reported missing at a lake. Police said the teenager got into difficulty while bathing with friends at lower Lough Erne, in County Fermanagh.
Thursday 06 May 2010
The body of a man who went overboard during a pleasure cruise in the Lake District has been recovered, police said today.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Thank goodness, you might say, it was in the 1930s, long before Scottish devolution had – to coin a phrase – reared its head. The sight of another head, reared periodically in a Scottish lake, was causing a stir, with Scots more inclined than London officials to believe that it was attached to a mysterious creature of the deep.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
A group of canoeists had to be rescued from a loch after huge waves swamped their boat.
Monday 24 August 2009
A father and son who drowned in a canoe accident on a Highland loch were named by police today.
Monday 24 August 2009
A family canoe trip turned to tragedy when a father and son were killed while boating on a Highland loch.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Keri-Anne Payne claimed Great Britain's second gold medal of the world championships when she won the 10-kilometre open water race here yesterday.
Friday 26 June 2009
A gentle, poetic rumination on death and grieving.
Monday 01 June 2009
Ben Ainslie crowned an ever-improving week by winning on Lake Constanz today the German match racing championship. He beat France's Damien Lehl 3-1 saying: "The conditions have been difficult all week, but I have a great team around me."
Thursday 02 April 2009
Tragedy at Loch Awe: Two men die after late-night boat accident in Scotland – two remain missing
Sunday 22 March 2009
Two men have died and two are still missing, feared dead, after a boating accident in Scotland.
Saturday 21 March 2009
The bodies of two men were found by rescue services in a loch in Argyll this morning.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Police searching for a missing celebrity florist and her disabled daughter found two bodies today.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Saturday 15 November 2008
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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