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BBC news and current affairs presenter. New show Scotland 2014 launches in May

Philadelphians skeptical of predictions of 1-3 inches of snow Friday — Last updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:58 PM Philadelphians are more skeptical of snow forecasts for this Friday after Tuesday's blizzard-that-wasn't. AccuWeather called for 1 to 3 inches of snow and a wintry mix for Philadelphia and even more in the Northeast starting late Thursday night and continuing through Friday.

Woman drops suit to stop husband from leasing Society Hill apartment to mistress for $1 — Last updated: Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:11 PM All Grace Chang Venner wanted was to bounce her husband's mistress from the Society Hill apartment he had agreed to lease to her for $1 per month for the next 40 years, and she wanted to do it with as little fuss as possible.

The Bondi Hipsters' parody of Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ad is perfect — Justin Bieber has copped a lot of shit for the new Calvin Klein ads which feature him playing a few seconds of drums, showing off his photo-shopped rock hard abs and staring creepily sensually into model Lara Stone's eyes. But no-one has quite hit the nail on the head as well as those latte-sipping legends the Bondi Hipsters.

Is this New Year's Resolution list from 1943 the best ever? — You may want to reconsider your New Year's Resolutions after reading this list. Way back on January 1, 1943 legendary American folk musician Woody Guthrie penned a list of 33 "Rulin's" to guide him through the new year - and as far as resolutions go it is pretty spot-on.

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge compares music streaming to killing an elephant — Blink-182's Tom DeLonge likes a lot of things like chasing UFOs, making jokes about your Mum, and writing songs about dicks. But one thing he really, really doesn't like is music streaming services. Speaking to FL's Jody Macgregor about his forthcoming record with sideproject Angels & Airwaves, DeLonge compared the effect that streaming services were having on the music industry to killing an endangered animal.

“They need something edgy" — Is going indie on her next record? According to Ariel Pink, Madge is looking for a change in direction and has enlisted the LA-based singer to help write the followup to 2012's EDM-centric MDNA. "Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna's record," Pink revealed in an interview with FL's Doug Wallen."They need something edgy.

Break out the hair fudge! Rage is screening a Recovery special this weekend

Rich pensioners targeted in new breed of luxury retirement homes — By Sarah Smith Margaret Thatcher famously moved into The Ritz when she could no longer manage the stairs in her Belgravia home. Who wouldn't want to spend their final years in the lap of luxury? Indeed, for an increasing number of retired professionals, who are not ready for a care or nursing home, something similar (albeit not quite The Ritz) is a viable option.

Australia gets another New Year’s festival — Australia is getting yet another boutique camping festival, with the organisers behind Sydney's Lost Picnic announcing the brand new New Year's Eve event, Lost Paradise . Held in the picturesque surrounds of Glenworth Valley, about one hour north of Sydney, the festival is being billed as "a three day glamping escape of live music, art installations, yoga, food and much more, all lovingly wrapped in community."

Lightning from storms torches 2 dining spots in small Dorset, Minn. — High winds, rain and hail rolled through many parts of central Minnesota as daybreak came Thursday, with the most severe damage coming when lightning torched two dining spots in a small town in Hubbard County.
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Dec 16, 2014

And what's the point of re-casting Pip if Ruth & David are really going to move out of Ambridge? #archers

Nov 26, 2014

Also on @BBCScot2014 I've been talking to Sir Jackie Stewart on his struggles with dyslexia - he is facsinating and really lovely

Nov 26, 2014

Get the very latest on what new powers will be coming to Scotland via Smith Commission on @BBCScot2014 at 10.30 tonight

Nov 25, 2014

Tonight on @BBCScot2014 I ask @jimmurphymp about his change of heart of on devolving income tax powers to Scotland. Principle or practical?

Nov 25, 2014

Read the exciting first chapter of Simon Conway (my husband)'s new spy thriller in this @TheScotsman extract.

Nov 19, 2014

In the official Bute House dining room waiting for FM. Think they'd miss any of the rather fine silver collection?

Nov 19, 2014

A woman gets her picture on the official wall of First Minister photos. Good day for Scotland whatever your politics

Nov 19, 2014

I'm in Bute House. Official residence of Scottish First Minister waiting to interview the brand new FM.

Oct 30, 2014

Anas Sarwar is standing down as dep leader Scot Lab. Is he is convinced @jimmurphymp will win and they cant have 2 MPs at the top?

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