August 23, 2018

Good Weekend’s great Father’s Day book round-up

Haven’t got him a present yet, have you? Fear not. Everyone loves a book.
August 23, 2018

Social Seen: Social climbers make annual pilgrimage to Whitsundays

It's that time of year when Sydney's usual suspects flock north to Hamilton Island Race Week – the Melbourne Cup of yachting.
August 23, 2018

Orange Order scraps walk over route row

AN Orange walk has been cancelled after council chiefs ordered it to be re-routed to avoid a church where a priest was allegedly assaulted. The announcement was made yesterday, more than 24 hours after the ruling, described by organisers as “deeply dis...
August 23, 2018

Sturgeon lobbied in ‘private meetings’

ALEX Salmond repeatedly lobbied Nicola Sturgeon to protest about the misconduct probe, it emerged last night as he faced questions over his time in office. The former First Minister disclosed he had held three meetings with his successor since the inve...
August 23, 2018

Show must go on, say Russia TV chiefs

BOSSES at Alex Salmond’s Kremlin-backed TV channel yesterday said they were standing by the former First Minister. RT – formerly called Russia Today – issued a brief statement after being asked if it would pull the plug on his widely criticised chat sh...
August 23, 2018

Salmond:’I’ve made many mistakes in life but I have not sexually harassed anyone’

ALEX Salmond last night admitted he was “no saint” as he battled calls to step down from the SNP over allegations of sexual misconduct. The former First Minister said he had “flaws” and had “made many mistakes” but insisted he had not harassed anyone. ...
August 23, 2018

Don’t fall for pale imitations, Scottish autumn is best

A LEADING tree specialist believes Scotland could be in line for its most colourful autumn ever. The sustained heat of the summer has produced the perfect conditions for a riot of reds and oranges.
August 23, 2018

Orange parade forced to avoid Catholic church in Glasgow

AN Orange Walk will not pass a church where a Catholic priest was allegedly assaulted after council chiefs ordered the latest march to be re-routed. Police had warned that “significant disorder” was likely if the march were to pass St Alphonsus’ Church...
August 23, 2018

Alex Salmond accused of sex attacks on two workers while First Minister

ALEX Salmond has been accused of sex attacks on two workers while serving as First Minister, it emerged last night. The former SNP chief allegedly assaulted the staff members at the head of government’s official residence in December 2013.
August 23, 2018

Miles Franklin award: The authors have their say about their shortlisted novels

The winner of this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award is announced tomorrow. Here, the six shortlisted authors look at the writing of their acclaimed novels.
August 23, 2018

Ben Affleck reportedly back in rehab after ‘intervention’ from Jennifer Garner

The star is said to be seeking treatment for alcohol addiction following a series of unflattering paparazzi pics published this week.
August 23, 2018

Venezuelans turn to sex work to survive amid economic crisis

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found.