Archive for: August 2015

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Jo Milne: A diary of firsts and lasts

Since the world watched her hear for the first time, Jo Milne has been on a journey into sound, all the while knowing her world is getting dark...
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Diving into World Records – feet first

The first bound copy of the weird and wonderful Guinness Book of Records was finished 60 years ago today. But what possesses anyone to get invo...
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Rated or Dated: Sapphire and Steel

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. Rumours of a remake have sent Cal Wilso...
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Beast of the Week: Bubble fun, hamsters making their own roundabout and a cat who just wants some privacy

There’s nothing Hayley Ellis likes more than captivating videos of animals going about their daily doings. She shares the best of them at ...
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Matcha and lime Swiss roll

The return of the Great British Bake Off brought back in-tent memories for 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan. She revisits her first succe...
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Edinburgh picks: Part 2

Going to the Fringe and want a few pointers of what’s worth your time (and money)? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s Sarah Millica...
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Nadine Shah has the answers

Sublime singer songwriter Nadine Shah is basking in the success of her second album, Fast Food. Not that its title was inspired by her culinary...
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Our Fringe favourites: Part 5

In Edinburgh? Fancy catching a show featuring one or more of Standard Issue’s ridiculously talented contributors? In the latest of her dail...
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Loving Linda – who couldn’t?

The annual comedy benefit in memory of the glorious Linda Smith takes place in Edinburgh this week. Comedian Angela Barnes takes time out ahe...
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Our Fringe favourites: Part 2

In Edinburgh? Fancy catching a show featuring one or more of Standard Issue’s indecently talented contributors? Siân Bevan’s daily ...