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Glasgow student guide: 28 tips for making the most of the city

The ultimate student’s guide to Glasgow: where to go out, best cheap eats, coffee shops, arts and entertainment destinations and places to unwind. [Picture: Robert Brown / Flickr / CC] During September Glasgow’s student population floods back to the city to start a new term. Whether you’re looking for an epic Fresher’s Week or something …

City Lists September 2, 2014

Freshers’ Week 2014: A guide to the best events across the UK

The ultimate guide to Fresher’s Week events across the UK, with the best nights out to get your student life off to the best start. [Picture: Trouni / Creative Commons / Flickr] If you haven’t experienced Fresher’s Week before you will probably be expecting a week of drinking, debauchery and waking up in strange places…and you would …

What's On September 1, 2014

Midlands restaurants and pubs guide: The Cock Inn

Sponsored feature: In our On the Menu guide to  restaurants and pubs, we’ll be bringing you the best options for eating out in the Midlands. Today we focus on The Cock Inn in North Crawley. A friendly and delightful 16th century English pub, The Cock Inn is well known in the area for its delicious food and superb range of …

Lancashire restaurants and pubs guide: The Plough at Eaves

Sponsored feature: In our On the Menu guide to Lancashire restaurants and pubs, we’ll be bringing you the best options for eating out in the county. Today we focus on The Plough at Eaves in Preston. The Plough at Eaves offers a welcoming environment to cater for any thirsty traveller wishing to enjoy a traditional countryside pub with fantastic service. …

Restaurants July 3, 2014

July music guide: 31 gigs and festivals to go to this month

As the summer festival season gets into full swing in a flurry of tents and wellies, with events like T in the Park, Wireless and GlobalGathering all taking place in July, it’s fair to say its a huge month for music. We pick out some of the best of the festivals, gigs and tours. • 15 electronic music festivals to get …

Music What's On July 1, 2014

Bloom – theatre review

Vocal Point Theatre’s Bloom had its debut performance in Glasgow this week ahead of its Edinburgh Fringe run. Review by Sam Shedden [Robert Scobie, left, and Abraham Parker, right, created and star in this two-man show – picture: Leila Khoshoie] Vocal Point Theatre’s sophomore production Bloom debuted at Gilmorehill Theatre in Glasgow on Wednesday evening. …

World Cup guide to Edinburgh: Where to watch, eat and party

Get a flavour of the competing nations while you watch them in the World Cup with our guide to where to watch, eat and party in Edinburgh [Hit the bar: World Cup fans in Edinburgh] They call it the greatest show on earth.  It’s the FIFA World Cup and this year it kicks off in Brazil …

Bars May 26, 2014

Scotland off the beaten track: 14 alternative destinations to try

If you’re seeking a day trip away from the tourist trail or you’ve had your fill of castles, lochs and glens, Sam Shedden offers up a selection of some of Scotland’s best kept secrets [Mountain biking at 7 Stanes – picture: Andy Matthews / CC] Go off-road at 7stanes A “Mountain Biking Mecca” as described by Lonely Planet, …

What's On May 12, 2014

Jeremy Clarkson on the offensive: his most outrageous moments

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is back in the news after footage of him using a racist term while reciting the nursery rhyme “eenie meenie minie mo” surfaced. Clarkson last night issued an apology, saying he was ‘begging for forgiveness’ Of course, this isn’t the first time Clarkson has put his foot in it. There …

Television May 2, 2014

7 of the most wildly inaccurate historical movies

A new version of this article is available here While the newly-released Pompeii has been praised for its well-researched reconstruction (and destruction) of the ancient titular city, it’s an exception to the rule for historical epics. Sam Shedden picks out seven films that suffer from glaring historical inaccuracies. [Gerard Butler in 300 – just don’t …

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