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The gag comes from Olaf Falafel’s show, It’s One Giant Leek for Mankind

The surrealist Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel has won the Dave funniest joke of the fringe award for 2019. He received the prize for a rib-tickler from(...)

Spliced: Timmy Creed’s insider position, and love of the sport, give him credibility in discussing how to tackle some of masculinity’s less appealing aspects

“You can hit people,” Timmy Creed says, reassuringly, as he swings his hurley inches from my head. “As long as you’re going for the ball you can do wh(...)

Britain’s former chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond: called for ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson would commit a betrayal of the referendum if he enacted a no-deal Brexit by listening to the “unelected” saboteurs “who pull the strings(...)

Barry Chapman with his daughter, Greta, on Portobello beach in Edinburgh

Originally from Longford, Barry Chapman moved to Scotland in 1998. After some years in Aberdeen and Glasgow he settled in Edinburgh, where he lives wi(...)

UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell during an interview with journalist Graham Spiers at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he said that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday waved aside opposition from Labour’s Scottish leader and some party members, insisting that Westminster (...)

For the year to the end of January, Jack Wills made an operating loss of £14.23 million

Sports Direct has won the bidding war for Jack Wills, adding yet another brand to Mike Ashley’s high street empire. Advisers at KPMG said Jack Wills(...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, Edinburgh International Festival director: Performers want more security. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of artists are asking to be paid in dollars and euros instead of sterling because of Brexit uncertainty, the director of the Edinbu(...)

File image of Queen Elizabeth II. File photograph: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

The DUP has urged Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reinstate a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at Stormont House. It emerged last month that(...)

Public offices were reportedly been shut down in Ehtiopia to allow civil servants to take part in the tree planting. Photograph: Office of the prime minister of Ethiopia

About 350 million trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green (...)

Alexandra Burke says The Bodyguard has been the hardest show of all the musicals she has done.

Stuck in long queues in hot stifling heat does not normally bring out the best in people but this night was different. Thousands were happily lined up(...)

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