Laura Forsyth

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Culture vulture and foodie queen.

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STV Glasgow

STV Glasgow
Teacakes? I'm more of a Caramel Wafer man, insists Paul Hollywood

His words, not ours. There's a whole lot of 'loaf' for the celebrity baker in Scotland at the moment as he takes his British Baking Live Tour to theatres and halls across the country. So when we heard that The Great British Bake Off silverback (judge) was in Glasgow, we just had to go and see if we could sweeten him up.

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Kevin Bridges to auction Soccer Aid boots for charity

Kevin took time out of his busy schedule to drop into Glasgow's Marie Trust to hand over the signed boots he wore during the Old Trafford charity match - given to him by Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

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Still Game stars in talks to bring the legendary TV show back

Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill are in talks to write up a new series of Still Game, which they revealed to STV Glasgow last night at the the Scottish Music Awards. The comic duo, who star as Scots pensioners Jack and Victor in the sitcom, told us to "expect the unexpected".

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Bike messenger delivers homemade soup to homeless

James Tait is a veteran bicycle messenger who has been delivering documents to businesses across Glasgow for 15 years. However, the 45-year-old cyclist has become increasingly alarmed at the amount of people begging on the streets particularly during winter.

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How a Depressed Cake Shop is helping tackle mental health issues

The Depressed Cake Shop aims to provide a unique platform for people to discuss mental health issues and also raise funds for mental illness charities. Miss Cakehead, otherwise known as Emma Thomas, heads Eat Your Heart Out, a collective of UK based food artists specialising in creative food presentation and projects.

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Life after jail? Positive Prison helping offenders turn a corner

Positive Prison? Positive Futures is a charity that supports the reintegration of criminals back into society. We spoke to National Coordinator Pete White, a former architect, who started Positive Prison nine years ago following a 12-month sentence in Edinburgh for embezzlement. "I went into prison as a freelance architect and emerged as a human being," he said.

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Gary Little promises big laughs at upcoming Glasgow shows

But apparently his quick wit and sharp humour was passed on from his wee mammy 'Big Vera'. She was the cleaner at the local school while his dad was a plumber. Along with his four sisters, the family lived in Maryhill.

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Release your inner pensioner as Grannycon hits Glasgow

Or perhaps a Winston or an Albert? Either way, it's time for you whippersnappers out there to release your inner pensioner at Glasgow's first ever Grannycon. We spoke to Jo Lothian, 30 (who has a pensioner age of 81), about bringing the OAP gathering into our city on February 21.

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Locals kick up a stink about 'unethically' reared pigs

The Pigs in the Rex have launched an online campaign about the living condition of pigs being kept for slaughter in Queen's Park in the southside The animals belong to local shop owner Reuben Chesters, who runs ethical food store Locavore and has plans to rear the pigs for meat in his shop.

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The Steaks are high for Sauchiehall Street's favourite late night food stop

One of Glasgow's most popular early hour food stops the Steak and Cherry is finally reopening following a three year wait. The Sauchiehall Street restaurant closed in 2011 after the building caught fire but has recently been resuscitated, much to the delight of Glasgow foodies and clubbers.

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March of Women 2015 celebrates inspirational Scottish females

The march will take place on March 7 beginning at Glasgow Women's Library and ending at Glasgow Green. As well as the procession, March of Women will also host an uplifting performance of a classic suffragette play at the library. Viviane Hullin, producer of the March of Women, has been working on the project since last summer.

The Skinny

Theskinny
Round the World in 20 Drinks: Hungary | Feature | The Skinny

Image: Paul Downey (flickr.com/psd) Hungary isn't all about nudist baths or floating down the Danube - the booze (and the food) are definitely worth dabbling in too Feature by Laura Forsyth. The most celebrated boozy treat is the traditional Pálinka which has been chugged by royalty since the 14th century, originally as a 'medicine.'

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Bad News presents Coki, Pangaea and Benji B | The Skinny

First up, the good news: The Arches is ready to host some of the best DJ talent that underground music can offer in the shape of another one of Glasgow's new club nights, Bad News. Following its launch in January, which saw redoubtable sets from UK cornerstones Loefah, Zed Bias, Pinch and Girl Unit, this event promises to be even bigger second time round.

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Nightwalk AW13 @ Arches | Fashion Preview | The Skinny

Showcasing some of the biggest stars in independent Scottish fashion, the Nightwalk Fashion Show has descended upon Glasgow for the AW12 collections and will take place on 6 November (a rescheduled date). Now in its second year, the Arches will play host to the event, with good tunes, incredible clothes and stunning models for the occasion.

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