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Wonka Debacle Is Being Made Into a Horror Flick

Its villain, 'The Unknown,' will star

(Newser) - Glasgow's unfortunate Wonka experience is coming back to haunt us, only this time in the form of a feature-length film. If you missed the story, the Scottish city experienced the children's version of Fyre Fest in February when parents forked over $45 per ticket to what was billed...

$45 Willy Wonka Experience 'Delivered a Nightmare'

Families disappointed by 'scattering of plastic props,' while others were turned away

(Newser) - Families who purchased tickets to the Willy Wonka "immersive experience" inspired by the film Wonka were told to expect a "chocolate fantasy like never before"—a "journey filled with wondrous creations and enchanting surprises at every turn." But the promised giant mushrooms, chocolate fountains, and...

Grand Ole Opry (Not That One) to Uphold Confederate Flag Ban

Scotland's most popular country music club, in Glasgow, was using Confederate flag in ceremony

(Newser) - The Grand Ole Opry has been embroiled in a controversy over the Confederate flag—but it's not the Tennessee venue, and the controversy appears to be over, at least for now. The BBC reports that members of Scotland's most famous country music club, of the same name as...

Museum's Rodin Statue Goes Missing
Museum's Rodin
Statue Goes Missing

Museum's Rodin Statue Goes Missing

The sculpture is part of artist's Les Bourgeois de Calais group

(Newser) - A Rodin sculpture has somehow vanished in Scotland, according to the Glasgow Museums. Officials at the city's museums say a statue by Auguste Rodin, part of the French sculptor's Les Bourgeois de Calais group, was last exhibited in 1949. In the intervening three-quarters of a century, it has...

Podcast Sparks Probe Into Mystery Serial Killer 'Bible John'

Police allegedly concealed identity of man thought to have killed 3 women in Glasgow

(Newser) - Scottish police are reexamining three unsolved murders attributed to the country's most notorious alleged serial killer following an award-winning BBC podcast that suggested a police coverup. Journalist Audrey Gillan's Bible John: Creation of the Serial Killer , released in late 2022, told how Helen Puttock, Jemima MacDonald, and Patricia...

Michelangelo Gets Censored in Scottish Subway Ad

'David' needs a crop before he can be used to hawk pizza in Glasgow

(Newser) - He may be nearly universally considered a masterpiece made by one of the most widely renowned artists in history, but Michelangelo's David is definitely naked, and as such, proved a little too much for a Scottish subway system. As Hyperallergic reports, the idea was for Glasgow-based Italian restaurant Barolo...

Victim Recognized His Robber Instantly

Masked man told his son he was desperate

(Newser) - A man trying to rob a teenager at an ATM in Scotland didn't recognize his victim right away as he pressed a knife against his neck, but the 17-year-old wasn't fooled by the mask. "Are you serious?" he asked his father. "Do you know who this...

Global Protests Demand More of Climate Conference

Glasgow demonstration is accompanied by events around the world

(Newser) - More than 100,000 protesters unhappy with the progress made by the UN climate conference filled the streets of Glasgow on Saturday, calling for fewer promises and more change. Companion rallies were held in cities around the world, including London, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Athens, Zurich, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Istanbul,...

Before Leaving Glasgow, Biden Slams 3 Nations

President criticizes China's Xi, Russia's Putin for not showing up at COP26, shakes head at Saudis

(Newser) - On Monday at COP26, President Biden had harsh words for a former US leader. On Tuesday, before heading back to the US, he reserved his criticism for two current world leaders, slamming them for not making an appearance at the United Nations climate summit in Scotland. "Not showing up,...

'We Are Fighting For the Survival of Humanity'
'We Are Fighting For the
Survival of Humanity'

'We Are Fighting For the Survival of Humanity'

Much of COP26's success rests on China

(Newser) - The most important climate conference in years is about to begin. Delayed from 2020, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, will run from Sunday to Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, and will see nations present their updated plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and lay out how those...

Snowden Elected Rector at Glasgow University

Students show their support for former NSA contractor

(Newser) - Taking office may be a little tricky, but Edward Snowden still supported students at Glasgow University in Scotland who elected him their new rector. The NSA whistleblower said he was "humbled by ... this historic statement in defense of our shared values," the Guardian reports. Indeed, it was a...

8 Dead in Horrific Copter Crash
 8 Dead in Horrific Copter Crash 

8 Dead in Horrific Copter Crash

3 people in helicopter, 5 in pub killed in crash

(Newser) - Scottish police say eight people are now confirmed dead following the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub last night. Chief Constable Stephen House says all those aboard the helicopter—two officers and a civilian pilot—died when the aircraft crashed into the roof of The Clutha...

For $1.2K, Club Will Let You Peep Into Ladies' Bathroom

Scotland police investigating

(Newser) - Be careful if you're a woman at Glasgow's Shimmy Club and find yourself having to use the restroom: It's installed with a two-way mirror, and clubgoers who want a look are charged as much as $1,200 to peep in. After complaints, Scotland's police force launched...

Glasgow All the Rage After Brad Pitt Stay

Zombie flick helps Glasgow edge out Edinburgh for top Scottish destination

(Newser) - What happens in Glasgow stays in Glasgow—except when Brad Pitt comes to town to film a potential zombie blockbuster, and the city transforms into Scotland's top destination spot so far this year. Calling it the "Brad Pitt effect," the Daily Mail notes that Scotland's No....

Scots Eye Water Bus as Commute Option

'Amfibus' could replace ferry on River Clyde

(Newser) - A $1.1 million amphibious bus is one of the options Scottish authorities are considering to replace ferry service between two towns on the River Clyde near Glasgow. The “amfibus” looks like the average bus on the road, but has a hull and twin jets that power it through...

Armstrong Tweets Invite to Ride; Masses Clog Traffic

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong brought Scottish traffic to a standstill today after more than 200 cyclists answered his Twitter invitation for a casual bike ride. The seven-time Tour de France winner issued the invitation while in Glasgow to watch Irish rockers U2 perform tonight. "Hey Glasgow, Scotland! I'm coming your way,...

Madonna-Guy Nude Painting Sells, Finally

Exact price is unknown

(Newser) - After failing to sell at auction last month, a painting of Madonna in the buff with ex Guy Ritchie has found a buyer, the BBC reports. An anonymous collector paid more than the $24,000 reserve price demanded by a Scottish house. “We were very confident we would find...

UK Set to Name First Female Poet Laureate

Blair had passed Duffy over fearing public wouldn't accept lesbian

(Newser) - The UK looks set to honor a woman as poet for the first time, the Independent reports, and an openly gay woman at that. At 53, Carol Ann Duffy is Great Britain’s most widely read poet, and might’ve already been named poet laureate but for former PM Tony...

Aussies Drop Terror Charge Against Doc

"No prospect of conviction' for man who loaned out SIM card

(Newser) - The Australian government today dropped a terrorism charge against an Indian doctor who had been linked to a series of attempted car bomb attacks in Britain. The top prosecutor said the charges against Mohammed Haneef, 27, had been withdrawn because there "was no reasonable prospect of conviction." 

UK Tightens Screening of Foreign Docs

PM orders review of recruiting in wake of attempted bombings

(Newser) - The UK is scaling up background checks on foreign doctors and other health workers in response to the revelation that eight suspects in the attempted London and Glasgow car bombings last weekend worked for the National Health Service, the Telegraph reports. PM Gordon Brown, in his first Question Time in...

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