Talk of the Town: Voice star Colin’s a trolley good fellow

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AFTER mixing with showbusiness royalty on hit TV show The Voice, Scots singer Colin Chisholm faced a more mundane job in Edinburgh yesterday – collecting his groceries

Colin, 60, went about his chores at Morrisons in the city’s Portobello Road completely unnoticed by fellow shoppers.

His rendition of I Drove All Night by Cyndi Lauper won him the support of legend Sir Tom Jones on the BBC’s talent show.

Death becomes her

THE likes of Justin Bieber and Take That are often assumed to be the musical preserve of teenage girls everywhere.

But songwriter Isla Ratcliff, 16, has eschewed the chart hits popular among her age group for more cerebral tastes and penned her own award-winning song – about the death penalty.

Monsters branch out

IT’s the home of Arthur’s Seat, so it’s perhaps fitting that Holyrood Park will become the home of giants today. The monsters in question are a series of huge faces sculpted from tree branches which are to go on show to the public thanks to the city council and Historic Scotland.

Filmhouse’s grub curries PETA favour

THEY are a Mecca to popcorn, hotdogs and large sugary drinks.

But Edinburgh’s Filmhouse has shaken off the big screen’s reputation for waist-expanding treats after being named by PETA among the top five vegan-friendly cinemas in the UK for dishes such as the chickpea and coconut curry, deep-fried chickpea, garlic and cumin nuggets.

“If there were an Oscar awarded for compassionate catering, the Filmhouse would be tough to beat,” said PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi.