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'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

The 77-year-old said classroom confrontations between “the big boss and the wee man” provided him with much of his stage material Read full article: 'Getting belted at school inspired my st...→

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

The 77-year-old said classroom confrontations between “the big boss and the wee man” provided him with much of his stage material Read full article: 'Getting belted at school inspired my st...→

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Stunning Cleo Rocos, 57, became close friends with the Big Yin after he became a regular guest on The Kenny Everett Television Show and told how one scene took [...] Read full article: Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Sc...→

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly has always thought of herself as a strong person. “A bit of a lioness,” she says, looking suitably intimidating in her grey buzzcut as she zooms [...] Read full article: Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music st...→

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

The comic, who stopped performing live six years ago due to the condition, says he hasn’t given up on a cure being found. Read full article: Billy Connolly says his sick sense of hu...→

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

BILLY Connolly may have had his run-ins with Scottish nationalism down the years, but it is Scottish Labour that bears the brunt of the Big Yin’s… Read full article: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and ...→

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

ALL SCHOOL children may not be back in class full-time for the September term, the Government confessed tonight. The admission came as ministers confirmed they [...] Read full article: All children may not be back in school f...→

Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept alive by social media

Sir Billy Connolly claims the scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept “alive” in Scotland by social media amplifying the views of fanatics – as he co [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism ...→

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

The This Morning favourite said she was filled with guilt after she missed her children's first day at school due to her hectic filming schedule, and said jugg [...] Read full article: Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty a...→

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

The Big Yin says his early sex education was limited to what was written on toilet walls and asking his fellow shipyard workers where babies came from. Read full article: Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as y...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Robert Buckland has said the government remains "working towards" the proposed start date of June 1 Read full article: Government admits not every school will ...→

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

PARENTS have hit back at a primary school for saying children would have to stand inside hoops and fend for themselves in the playground when it reopens. Holyw [...] Read full article: Fury as primary school urges pupils to s...→

Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness and joy’ of his childhood

Like a square sausage, Billy Connolly was being lightly grilled. He was being asked awkward questions, something which he conceded often happened when he retur [...] Read full article: Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness ...→

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

Sir Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of 80 pupils in the BBC show Open to Question... Clips show the 80-strong audience of teenagers bombarding Conno [...] Read full article: The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC...→

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Accounts for the Big Yin's Rambling Man company show the legendary comic still has more than £2.3m in the bank. Read full article: Billy Connolly takes massive earnings dr...→

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Good Morning Britain presenter Ben, 45, appeared on the show today and addressed the prospect of children going back to school Read full article: Ben Shephard admits children are despera...→

School closures will hit poorest pupils hardest, admits Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “acutely aware” of the impact of continuing school closures on children across Scotland, with pupils having been due to return [...] Read full article: School closures will hit poorest pupils ...→

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

EXCLUSIVE: Gilmour was just emerging from the club's academy as Fabregas was reaching the end of his time at Chelsea, but he still had chance to learn first ha [...] Read full article: Billy Gilmour admits being star struck a...→

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

AS a founder-member of the Billy Connolly Appreciation Society (founded 1968 in The Saracen Head pub in the Gallowgate), I write to alert fellow… Read full article: Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly pl...→

Billy Connolly: The best way to deal with a fear of death is to 'laugh in its face'

Sir Billy Connolly has told how he has coped with a fear of illness and death by “laughing in its face” and described comedy as a release from “terror” that is [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: The best way to deal wit...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

PETER Andre has admitted that he is a “pushy parent” as he shared his pride in 12-year-old Princess’ school work. The 47-year-old star opened up in the newest [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent'...→

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

HALF a century on from being denounced in the pulpits and pilloried for being a “blasphemous buffoon”, Billy Connolly remains unrepentant over… Read full article: Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise...→

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Health secretary Matt Hancock confessed that it had been This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield who inspired him to allow his wife to give him a lockdown hai [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phill...→

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that primary schools would be reopening on June 1 during the coronavirus press conference yesterday Read full article: Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, re...→

Billy Connolly reveals how he became addicted to creating "weird" stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how he became addicted to creating the “weird” on-stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame in the 1970s - after deciding h [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how he became add...→

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

It also said children would be encouraged to clean themselves up if they have a toilet accident or cut themselves. Read full article: School asks kids to stand in hoops as pa...→

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

IT could have been a warm welcome home for a conquering comedy hero when Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of Scottish school children at… Read full article: Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy ...→

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

Chelsea want West Ham’s Declan Rice to re-sign for the club at Stamford Bridge this summer but David Moyes says a transfer may only happen if he gets Billy Gil [...] Read full article: David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interes...→

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour is the latest academy graduate off the conveyor belt at Stamford Bridge and has impressed fans and pundits alike, not to mention [...] Read full article: Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surpris...→

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

EXCLUSIVE: The A Place In The Sun star, 38, confessed she got disapproving messages from other parents after sending her two kids back to the classroom Read full article: Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shame...→

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

The Government is working on "other contingency plans" for schools fully reopening in September, a minister has admitted today, conceding there is still a ques [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: School 'contingenc...→

Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ‘as good an idea as any I’ve ever heard’

Sir Billy Connolly has thrown his weight behind the cause of Scottish independence - insisting the prospect of the country becoming a republic is “as good an i [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ...→

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

PETER Andre has admitted his wife Emily was “right” to send their daughter Amelia to school after his fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Pete, 47, and Emily, [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right...→

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

A woman said that becoming a parent has been incredibly difficult and hates the idea of having more children – but her husband admitted he wants another Read full article: Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son aft...→

Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarrassment' about sex as a teenager

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own “deep embarrassment” about his lack of knowledge as a tee [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarra...→

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

A wealthy businessman who left his naked partner bleeding at the bottom of the stairs after a drink-and-drugs-fuelled sex session has pleaded guilty to killing [...] Read full article: Millionaire businessman admits killing g...→

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour acquired Andy Robertson's jersey following the Blues' 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup, in which he was named man of the mat [...] Read full article: Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits...→

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

The Big Yin says he stood out like a sore thumb in the tough shipyards of Glasgow but he owes his success in life to his tough-talking former colleagues Read full article: Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard wor...→

Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must stand up to ‘do as your told’ decree from Stormont

Northern Ireland Executive politicians who are systematically controlling our lives these days have effectively said church services in church buildings can no [...] Read full article: Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must st...→

Billy Connolly reveals how classroom beatings inspired a career in comedy

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how being brutally beaten at school by his teachers set him on the way to become an entertainer for the rest of his life. Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how classroom bea...→

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

A new six-part BBC Scotland series, Billy and Us, charts and celebrates the life of comedian Sir Billy Connolly. Picture: Robert Pereira Hind/BBC... The Big Yi [...] Read full article: Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Conno...→

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Martin Borland and finance Kirsty Chalmers, who have both been put on furlough leave, were discussing the Big Yin's hit Divorce when inspiration struck. Read full article: Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life...→

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Stunning Cleo Rocos, 57, became close friends with the Big Yin after he became a regular guest on The Kenny Everett Television Show and told how one scene took [...] Read full article: Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Sc...→

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

EXCLUSIVE: The A Place In The Sun star, 38, confessed she got disapproving messages from other parents after sending her two kids back to the classroom Read full article: Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shame...→

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

AS a founder-member of the Billy Connolly Appreciation Society (founded 1968 in The Saracen Head pub in the Gallowgate), I write to alert fellow… Read full article: Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly pl...→

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly has always thought of herself as a strong person. “A bit of a lioness,” she says, looking suitably intimidating in her grey buzzcut as she zooms [...] Read full article: Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music st...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

BILLY Connolly may have had his run-ins with Scottish nationalism down the years, but it is Scottish Labour that bears the brunt of the Big Yin’s… Read full article: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and ...→

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

PETER Andre has admitted his wife Emily was “right” to send their daughter Amelia to school after his fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Pete, 47, and Emily, [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right...→

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

PETER Andre has admitted that he is a “pushy parent” as he shared his pride in 12-year-old Princess’ school work. The 47-year-old star opened up in the newest [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent'...→

Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept alive by social media

Sir Billy Connolly claims the scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept “alive” in Scotland by social media amplifying the views of fanatics – as he co [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism ...→

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Health secretary Matt Hancock confessed that it had been This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield who inspired him to allow his wife to give him a lockdown hai [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phill...→

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

The Big Yin says his early sex education was limited to what was written on toilet walls and asking his fellow shipyard workers where babies came from. Read full article: Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as y...→

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

A wealthy businessman who left his naked partner bleeding at the bottom of the stairs after a drink-and-drugs-fuelled sex session has pleaded guilty to killing [...] Read full article: Millionaire businessman admits killing g...→

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Robert Buckland has said the government remains "working towards" the proposed start date of June 1 Read full article: Government admits not every school will ...→

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

The Big Yin says he stood out like a sore thumb in the tough shipyards of Glasgow but he owes his success in life to his tough-talking former colleagues Read full article: Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard wor...→

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

It also said children would be encouraged to clean themselves up if they have a toilet accident or cut themselves. Read full article: School asks kids to stand in hoops as pa...→

Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness and joy’ of his childhood

Like a square sausage, Billy Connolly was being lightly grilled. He was being asked awkward questions, something which he conceded often happened when he retur [...] Read full article: Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness ...→

Billy Connolly reveals how classroom beatings inspired a career in comedy

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how being brutally beaten at school by his teachers set him on the way to become an entertainer for the rest of his life. Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how classroom bea...→

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

IT could have been a warm welcome home for a conquering comedy hero when Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of Scottish school children at… Read full article: Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy ...→

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Accounts for the Big Yin's Rambling Man company show the legendary comic still has more than £2.3m in the bank. Read full article: Billy Connolly takes massive earnings dr...→

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Martin Borland and finance Kirsty Chalmers, who have both been put on furlough leave, were discussing the Big Yin's hit Divorce when inspiration struck. Read full article: Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life...→

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour is the latest academy graduate off the conveyor belt at Stamford Bridge and has impressed fans and pundits alike, not to mention [...] Read full article: Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surpris...→

School closures will hit poorest pupils hardest, admits Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “acutely aware” of the impact of continuing school closures on children across Scotland, with pupils having been due to return [...] Read full article: School closures will hit poorest pupils ...→

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

EXCLUSIVE: Gilmour was just emerging from the club's academy as Fabregas was reaching the end of his time at Chelsea, but he still had chance to learn first ha [...] Read full article: Billy Gilmour admits being star struck a...→

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

The Government is working on "other contingency plans" for schools fully reopening in September, a minister has admitted today, conceding there is still a ques [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: School 'contingenc...→

Billy Connolly: The best way to deal with a fear of death is to 'laugh in its face'

Sir Billy Connolly has told how he has coped with a fear of illness and death by “laughing in its face” and described comedy as a release from “terror” that is [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: The best way to deal wit...→

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

The comic, who stopped performing live six years ago due to the condition, says he hasn’t given up on a cure being found. Read full article: Billy Connolly says his sick sense of hu...→

Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ‘as good an idea as any I’ve ever heard’

Sir Billy Connolly has thrown his weight behind the cause of Scottish independence - insisting the prospect of the country becoming a republic is “as good an i [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ...→

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

ALL SCHOOL children may not be back in class full-time for the September term, the Government confessed tonight. The admission came as ministers confirmed they [...] Read full article: All children may not be back in school f...→

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

A woman said that becoming a parent has been incredibly difficult and hates the idea of having more children – but her husband admitted he wants another Read full article: Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son aft...→

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

HALF a century on from being denounced in the pulpits and pilloried for being a “blasphemous buffoon”, Billy Connolly remains unrepentant over… Read full article: Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise...→

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

The This Morning favourite said she was filled with guilt after she missed her children's first day at school due to her hectic filming schedule, and said jugg [...] Read full article: Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty a...→

Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarrassment' about sex as a teenager

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own “deep embarrassment” about his lack of knowledge as a tee [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarra...→

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that primary schools would be reopening on June 1 during the coronavirus press conference yesterday Read full article: Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, re...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour acquired Andy Robertson's jersey following the Blues' 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup, in which he was named man of the mat [...] Read full article: Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits...→

Billy Connolly reveals how he became addicted to creating "weird" stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how he became addicted to creating the “weird” on-stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame in the 1970s - after deciding h [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how he became add...→

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

PARENTS have hit back at a primary school for saying children would have to stand inside hoops and fend for themselves in the playground when it reopens. Holyw [...] Read full article: Fury as primary school urges pupils to s...→

Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must stand up to ‘do as your told’ decree from Stormont

Northern Ireland Executive politicians who are systematically controlling our lives these days have effectively said church services in church buildings can no [...] Read full article: Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must st...→

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

Sir Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of 80 pupils in the BBC show Open to Question... Clips show the 80-strong audience of teenagers bombarding Conno [...] Read full article: The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC...→

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

A new six-part BBC Scotland series, Billy and Us, charts and celebrates the life of comedian Sir Billy Connolly. Picture: Robert Pereira Hind/BBC... The Big Yi [...] Read full article: Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Conno...→

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

Chelsea want West Ham’s Declan Rice to re-sign for the club at Stamford Bridge this summer but David Moyes says a transfer may only happen if he gets Billy Gil [...] Read full article: David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interes...→

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Good Morning Britain presenter Ben, 45, appeared on the show today and addressed the prospect of children going back to school Read full article: Ben Shephard admits children are despera...→

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Scotland and 'legend' Billy Connolly

Stunning Cleo Rocos, 57, became close friends with the Big Yin after he became a regular guest on The Kenny Everett Television Show and told how one scene took [...] Read full article: Comedian Cleo Rocos tells of love for Sc...→

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

Billy Gilmour admits being star struck after training with Cesc Fabregas

EXCLUSIVE: Gilmour was just emerging from the club's academy as Fabregas was reaching the end of his time at Chelsea, but he still had chance to learn first ha [...] Read full article: Billy Gilmour admits being star struck a...→

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shamed' for sending her kids back to school

EXCLUSIVE: The A Place In The Sun star, 38, confessed she got disapproving messages from other parents after sending her two kids back to the classroom Read full article: Laura Hamilton admits she was 'mum-shame...→

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly please stand up?

AS a founder-member of the Billy Connolly Appreciation Society (founded 1968 in The Saracen Head pub in the Gallowgate), I write to alert fellow… Read full article: Letters: Will the real Billy Connolly pl...→

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

Politics latest news: School 'contingency plans' under way in case pupils cannot return in September, admits minister

The Government is working on "other contingency plans" for schools fully reopening in September, a minister has admitted today, conceding there is still a ques [...] Read full article: Politics latest news: School 'contingenc...→

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music stand with sanitiser and say, don’t come near me!’

Sarah Connolly has always thought of herself as a strong person. “A bit of a lioness,” she says, looking suitably intimidating in her grey buzzcut as she zooms [...] Read full article: Sarah Connolly: ‘I’ll spray the music st...→

Billy Connolly: The best way to deal with a fear of death is to 'laugh in its face'

Sir Billy Connolly has told how he has coped with a fear of illness and death by “laughing in its face” and described comedy as a release from “terror” that is [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: The best way to deal wit...→

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

Billy Connolly says his sick sense of humour helps him fight Parkinson's

The comic, who stopped performing live six years ago due to the condition, says he hasn’t given up on a cure being found. Read full article: Billy Connolly says his sick sense of hu...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ‘as good an idea as any I’ve ever heard’

Sir Billy Connolly has thrown his weight behind the cause of Scottish independence - insisting the prospect of the country becoming a republic is “as good an i [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: An independent Scotland ...→

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and what he really thinks about independence

BILLY Connolly may have had his run-ins with Scottish nationalism down the years, but it is Scottish Labour that bears the brunt of the Big Yin’s… Read full article: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Labour and ...→

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right' to send daughter Amelia to school after argument as he shares fears for son

PETER Andre has admitted his wife Emily was “right” to send their daughter Amelia to school after his fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Pete, 47, and Emily, [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits wife Emily was 'right...→

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

All children may not be back in school for September, Gov admits

ALL SCHOOL children may not be back in class full-time for the September term, the Government confessed tonight. The admission came as ministers confirmed they [...] Read full article: All children may not be back in school f...→

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent' as he shares his pride in Princess' school work

PETER Andre has admitted that he is a “pushy parent” as he shared his pride in 12-year-old Princess’ school work. The 47-year-old star opened up in the newest [...] Read full article: Peter Andre admits he's a 'pushy parent'...→

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son after husband says he wants another baby

A woman said that becoming a parent has been incredibly difficult and hates the idea of having more children – but her husband admitted he wants another Read full article: Mum admits she 'can't stand' her son aft...→

Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept alive by social media

Sir Billy Connolly claims the scourge of sectarianism in Scotland is being kept “alive” in Scotland by social media amplifying the views of fanatics – as he co [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly: Scourge of sectarianism ...→

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise over routine that caused furore

HALF a century on from being denounced in the pulpits and pilloried for being a “blasphemous buffoon”, Billy Connolly remains unrepentant over… Read full article: Billy Connolly: Why I'll never apologise...→

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty after missing kids' first day of school

The This Morning favourite said she was filled with guilt after she missed her children's first day at school due to her hectic filming schedule, and said jugg [...] Read full article: Holly Willoughby admits feeling guilty a...→

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phillip Schofield inspired his hair cut

Health secretary Matt Hancock confessed that it had been This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield who inspired him to allow his wife to give him a lockdown hai [...] Read full article: Matt Hancock admits This Morning's Phill...→

Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarrassment' about sex as a teenager

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own “deep embarrassment” about his lack of knowledge as a tee [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarra...→

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as young man were 'clumsy and embarrassing'

The Big Yin says his early sex education was limited to what was written on toilet walls and asking his fellow shipyard workers where babies came from. Read full article: Billy Connolly says sexual exploits as y...→

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, returning to school is 'really hard'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that primary schools would be reopening on June 1 during the coronavirus press conference yesterday Read full article: Charlotte Hawkins admits daughter, 5, re...→

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

Millionaire businessman admits killing girlfriend Natalie Connolly following ‘rough sex session’

A wealthy businessman who left his naked partner bleeding at the bottom of the stairs after a drink-and-drugs-fuelled sex session has pleaded guilty to killing [...] Read full article: Millionaire businessman admits killing g...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits to wearing Liverpool shirt at home

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour acquired Andy Robertson's jersey following the Blues' 2-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup, in which he was named man of the mat [...] Read full article: Chelsea star Billy Gilmour openly admits...→

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Government admits not every school will re-open on June 1

Robert Buckland has said the government remains "working towards" the proposed start date of June 1 Read full article: Government admits not every school will ...→

Billy Connolly reveals how he became addicted to creating "weird" stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how he became addicted to creating the “weird” on-stage costumes which helped shoot him to fame in the 1970s - after deciding h [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how he became add...→

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him 'gay' due to outfits

The Big Yin says he stood out like a sore thumb in the tough shipyards of Glasgow but he owes his success in life to his tough-talking former colleagues Read full article: Billy Connolly admits Govan shipyard wor...→

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

Fury as primary school urges pupils to stand in hoops and clean own cuts

PARENTS have hit back at a primary school for saying children would have to stand inside hoops and fend for themselves in the playground when it reopens. Holyw [...] Read full article: Fury as primary school urges pupils to s...→

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

School asks kids to stand in hoops as part of 'ridiculous' reopening measures

It also said children would be encouraged to clean themselves up if they have a toilet accident or cut themselves. Read full article: School asks kids to stand in hoops as pa...→

Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must stand up to ‘do as your told’ decree from Stormont

Northern Ireland Executive politicians who are systematically controlling our lives these days have effectively said church services in church buildings can no [...] Read full article: Billy Kennedy: NI church leaders must st...→

Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness and joy’ of his childhood

Like a square sausage, Billy Connolly was being lightly grilled. He was being asked awkward questions, something which he conceded often happened when he retur [...] Read full article: Review: Billy Connolly on the ‘darkness ...→

Billy Connolly reveals how classroom beatings inspired a career in comedy

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed how being brutally beaten at school by his teachers set him on the way to become an entertainer for the rest of his life. Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals how classroom bea...→

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC ambush

Sir Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of 80 pupils in the BBC show Open to Question... Clips show the 80-strong audience of teenagers bombarding Conno [...] Read full article: The night Billy Connolly walked into BBC...→

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy Connolly TV series

IT could have been a warm welcome home for a conquering comedy hero when Billy Connolly appeared before an audience of Scottish school children at… Read full article: Billy and Us: Alison Rowat on new Billy ...→

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Connolly celebrated in new BBC Scotland series

A new six-part BBC Scotland series, Billy and Us, charts and celebrates the life of comedian Sir Billy Connolly. Picture: Robert Pereira Hind/BBC... The Big Yi [...] Read full article: Screen Shot: The life of Sir Billy Conno...→

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Billy Connolly takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand-up comedy

Accounts for the Big Yin's Rambling Man company show the legendary comic still has more than £2.3m in the bank. Read full article: Billy Connolly takes massive earnings dr...→

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interest and talks Chelsea’s Declan Rice hunt

Chelsea want West Ham’s Declan Rice to re-sign for the club at Stamford Bridge this summer but David Moyes says a transfer may only happen if he gets Billy Gil [...] Read full article: David Moyes admits Billy Gilmour interes...→

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life song inspired by Billy Connolly

Martin Borland and finance Kirsty Chalmers, who have both been put on furlough leave, were discussing the Big Yin's hit Divorce when inspiration struck. Read full article: Scots couple pen brilliant lockdown life...→

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Ben Shephard admits children are desperate to return to school

Good Morning Britain presenter Ben, 45, appeared on the show today and addressed the prospect of children going back to school Read full article: Ben Shephard admits children are despera...→

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surprise over Frank Lampard's transfer decision

Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour is the latest academy graduate off the conveyor belt at Stamford Bridge and has impressed fans and pundits alike, not to mention [...] Read full article: Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour admits surpris...→

School closures will hit poorest pupils hardest, admits Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “acutely aware” of the impact of continuing school closures on children across Scotland, with pupils having been due to return [...] Read full article: School closures will hit poorest pupils ...→