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GCU students sweep the board at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards

The night belonged to Jonathan Rimmer, who claimed two gongs. The 24 year old from Oban was named Student Journalist of the Year and was presented with Feature of the Year for his profile of journalist Richard Walker.

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Following in the footsteps of Banksy, Glasgow 'taggers' call for legal spaces to display artworks

Glasgow street artists are calling for a legal space to graffiti. Jonathan Rimmer spoke to some of the taggers in question.

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Benjamin Clementine on his ambitious new album

Former Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine is set to perform new material at the Edinburgh International Festival. He tells The Skinny why it's his most ambitious work yet

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Gie's a break: Glasgow hosts the resurgent street dance form

When Christopher ‘Sideshow’ Maule formed crew with his friend ‘Wee Super Steve’ in 2002 they simply wanted to emulate the ageing heroes of their youth. Today, The Flyin' Jalapenos boasts 40 members and a network of teachers training up b-boys and b-girls.

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Contribute to Conter

A video blog calling for submissions to Conter, a new platform for Scottish socialists.

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Introducing Conter - the new cross-party platform linking Scottish socialists

Jonathan Rimmer, editor of Conter, says it’s time for a new non-sectarian space for Scottish anti-capitalists and invites you to take part

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BBC The Social: Ashtronomik's Hip Hop Workshop | Living Hip Hop

Ash, aka Ashtronomik, a rapper, producer, writer and a project worker at YCSA, talks about his experience of helping young people in Scotland get into hip hop. Ash believes the workshop gives a voice to the most marginalised young people in Glasgow.

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From Labour and Iraq to indyref: How Richard Walker became a pioneering Scottish editor

Jonathan Rimmer talks to The National’s founding editor about plurality of opinion and the need for less antagonism between pro-independence supporters and the Scottish media

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Boom time as record numbers of tourists flock to Scotland

Worked on with Karin Goodwin. Scotland's increasingly high profile – the Rough Guide this year placed Scotland at number two on its top ten list of countries – is also said to be a factor.

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Siobhan Wilson Talks There Will Be No Saints

Elgin-born songwriter Siobhan Wilson talks to The Skinny about Paris, writing about mental health and coming full circle as an artist

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Scotland’s first ever graffiti festival opens in Glasgow

Hip hop heads descended on Glasgow this weekend as SWG3 played host to Scotland’s first ever graffiti festival.

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Bossy Love, taking the reverse route to stardom

THE usual route for Scottish acts seeking stardom is to hit the road to London. Amandah Wilkinson, aka Bossy Love, did it the other way round, taking the bus to Glasgow to become one of the most talked about breaking artists in the country.

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The 10 best documentaries on Netflix

JUST a few days ago, Netflix saw its stock reach an all-time high. The streaming TV service now commands a global subscriber base of 104 million, with five million people signing up in the last three months alone.

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Moving, Mutating, Surviving: Jehst Talks 'Billy Green is Dead' - Stereoboard

A revered figure in the underground, comedian Romesh Ranganathan recently anointed him “hip-hop royalty” on his ‘Hip-Hop is Dead’ podcast. It isn’t hard to see why: he’s had a finger on the pulse with his social commentary since day dot.

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Live Report: Scottish Beatbox Battles @ Nice N Sleazy

Scotland's best noisemakers gathered a fortnight ago for the first major Scottish beatbox battle event of 2017 at Glasgow pub Nice N Sleazy. The free event attracted a loud and enthusiastic crowd, comprising a mix of hip hop heads and casual passers by.