Jed Potts

5 Reasons to attend Edinburgh’s new Blues Weekend

EDINBURGH Jazz and Blues Festival launches a new annual winter Blues Weekend dedicated to the best of the Scottish Blues scene, this Friday to Sunday. The inaugural programme, chosen by Richard O’Donnell, sports the ‘very best current and new generations of Scottish blues musicians’ as well as two of the best international blues artists as guests, Øyvind Stølefjell and Big Jon Atkinson. Here are five reasons to attend...

Jeremy Wright is the UK Culture Secretary

Jeremy Wright: Journalism is vital for local democracy

There’s never been more ways to access the news. But newspapers – accountable, properly researched journalism, paid for by the cover price and the adverts opposite the story – are under immense pressure. Last week the Cairncross Review into the future of the press painted a vivid picture of the challenges facing high-quality journalism in the UK.

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