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Journalist and presenter of BBC Scotland 2015. Staying up late to bring you Scottish current affairs at 10.30 every night

Fishtown's Fillmore gets rock and roll welcome — Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:08 AM The entrance to what's promised to be Philadelphia's hottest music club come fall is a gravel lot under an I-95 overpass. Now, it's just an abandoned metal factory in Fishtown - windows long blown out, covered in graffiti.

King Gizzard are throwing their very own festival

Peter T. Hesbacher, longtime Penn professor — Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:08 AM For Peter T. Hesbacher, it was always about people. He spent his life - following his father from place to place as a young man to spending years as a sociologist - working to engage people. And in his daily life, it showed.

Witness Procopio at drug squad trial confuses officers, amount of money stolen — Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:36 PM Between misidentifying officers and changing the amount of money he said was stolen from him, Michael Procopio did not have a good Friday on the witness stand.

Rally in Phila. for new federal transit funding local,breaking,inqfrontpage — Last updated: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:18 AM Scores have turned out in this morning's chill and dampness to rally in support of increased federal transportation funding. Organized by American Public Transportation Association, the rally in Dilworth Park attracted a number of politicians and transportation officials, including former Gov.

An officer on trial: Reports of corruption, lies, oversight, and handfuls of cash — Years before he was one of Philadelphia's dirtiest cops, Jeffrey Walker was a hero. In fall 1998, Walker specialized in drug busts for West Philadelphia's 16th Police District. On the streets, his aggressive work as an undercover cop and his appearance - tall, fit, with dreadlocks - earned him a nickname from drug dealers: Batman.

The Rolling Stones have released a previously unheard acoustic version of ‘Wild Horses’ — The Rolling Stones ' Sticky Fingers turns 50 this year, and to mark the fairly momentous occasion the band are reissuing their 1971 album. The reissue will feature a stack of bonus material including previously unreleased material, reworkings of songs and live tracks recorded at a gig at London's Roundhouse from the year of the LP's release.

Future Music Festival will not return in 2016 — The promoters of Future Music Festival have announced that the festival will not return in 2016. In a press release sent to media this afternoon the Mushroom Group blamed the cancellation on poor ticket sales. "Mushroom Group share the belief expressed by a number of promoters globally that the day of the large scale travelling festival in its current form is unfortunately numbered," they wrote.

Walking on rainbows — By summertime, even the streets of the Gayborhood will be covered in rainbows. The crosswalks on 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust will be permanently painted over with rainbows, thanks to a partnership between the LGBT organization Philly Pride Presents and the city.

Sestak begins run - literally - amid tepid party backing — After his announcement, Sestak traded his Reeboks for boots he wore in Afghanistan and began his walk. His first stop: Philadelphia's Vietnam Memorial. His walkabout will take about a month. He'll be updating his website,, daily. This will be Sestak's second run for the Senate, and if he wins the Democratic primary, the second time he will face Toomey.
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Apr 23, 2015

@BBCWorldatOne in Dunoon today. Hope they mention Dunoon grammar school has produced more cabinet ministers than any school other than Eton

Apr 15, 2015

Latest head to head election interview on @BBCScot2015 tonight - Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie - which promises can we believe?

Apr 15, 2015

RT @MichaelPDeacon: When I was growing up in Scotland I never guessed that one day I'd see Salmond's face on billboards all over Essex

Apr 15, 2015

@David_Cameron says on BBC the country wants a majority govt - so why don't we seem about to vote for one?

Apr 15, 2015

Cameron looks pretty uncomfortable as @EvanHD plays clip of Peter Lilley "I have a little list" speech

Apr 08, 2015

@NicolaSturgeon said in #leadersdebate she would vote for Full Fiscal Autonomy asap. Other parties will leap on black hole in Scot finances

Apr 08, 2015

@NicolaSturgeon suggest "material change" to allow new indyref cld be UK leaving the EU. If that's not til 2017 then not in 2016 manifesto?

Apr 08, 2015

#leadersdeabte @NicolaSturgeon says something material would have to change before she proposes another #indyref. Not heard that before

Apr 08, 2015

#leaderdebate Ruth Davidson. I will not compromise on keeping UK together, But then says she wont try to block SNP having another indyref

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