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Green light for film studio near Straiton

When I was a young journo I was at a reception and got talking to Bryan Forbes, who was making films with young British talent.

I asked him why he didn’t make them in Scotland. His reply: ‘I’d love to but you don’t have a sound stage.’

Fifty years later …….

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Our local on a quiet evening

March 31, 2017 3 comments
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Unite’s Len McCluskey: Tom Watson a low-budget Godfather

Please, Unite members, get rid of this dangerous man.

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Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

March 21, 2017 1 comment

RIP. One of the great character-builders.

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George Osborne appointed new editor of London Evening Standard

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More than a Concert Hall

March 15, 2017 3 comments
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Jose: Pogba the best player

He must have confused him with another Frenchman: wee guy, blue shirt, number 7. The tall guy with the blond dye job and the red shirt hardly kicked a ball all night.

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Jeremy Corbyn Blames ‘Mischievous Misreporting’ For Labour Scottish Independence Referendum Row

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The future of commuting? First pics of 500mph ‘Hyperloop One’ test track

March 8, 2017 3 comments

Wow. Gullane to North Berwick in half a second. Beam me up, Captain.

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eddiepepperell | eddiepepperell

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Trump fans Diamond and Silk: ‘My president never says anything that’s stupid’

‘I blame the media.’ Articulate idiocy.

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Donald Trump accuses Obama of ‘wire-tapping’ his office before election

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A Mans Search For Form | eddiepepperell

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SpaceX to fly two tourists around the Moon next year

February 28, 2017 2 comments

Please God, let one of them be a 70 year old bloke with a huge ego and an orange bouffant.

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Hold the front page!

February 27, 2017 3 comments

I am delighted to announce that after scrutiny by PwC it was actually me who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, for the film version of Skinner’s Rules starring Oz Blackstone.

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David Miliband: Labour at its weakest for 50 years under Corbyn

February 25, 2017 Leave a comment

He needs to go back further than that. Fifty years ago Harold Wilson was PM, having been elected with an increased majority.

Truth is Labour has never been weaker. Proof? Scotland.

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Sacked Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri: ‘My dream has died’

February 24, 2017 Leave a comment

A ship called Dignity.

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Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester less than a year after winning Premier League

February 23, 2017 Leave a comment

I’m so glad that none of my family work in football. There was more class and honour in Fagin’s kitchen than in the boardroom of Leicester City.

Maybe it was the owners’ hardest decision, maybe not: but for crassness, ingratitude, cowardliness and sheer stupidity it’s unchallenged.

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New TV channel for BBC in Scotland

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Isn’t that magic! London is giving us our own BBC4. ‘No you can’t have a Scottish Six News but you can have a Scottish Nine, broadcast in direct competition with peak hour programming.

Gee, thanks.

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