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Cinema

Review: Can Rogue One learn from prequel mistakes of Star Wars past?

Opening with the familiar, luminous blue legend – “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...” – but not the scene-setting title crawl reserved for official episodes of the Star Wars saga, Rogue One is a rollicking, action-packed romp that dovetails neatly into the sprawling, otherworldly opus writ large by George Lucas.

Entertainment

Dick and his cat will thrill you in Aberdonia

If you like pantomime, you will love Dick Whittington and His Cat, now showing at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen. This isn’t the first time the spectacular Christmas pantomime has appeared at the Tivoli, as the 1960s poster in the programme boasts: “Twelve wonderful scenes of colour and gaiety, with a cast of top-flight pantomime stars” – and not much has changed in 50 years. But this year, the Attic Theatre company are behind the magic.

Food and Drink

Plaza the destination of choice

It's eight years since I swapped Aberdeen for a life in the Highlands but I still visit the Granite City regularly. Each time I return I'm struck by how the city continues to evolve and grow, and that extends to areas outwith the city centre, such as Dyce. What was once a sleepy parish is now bustling alongside Aberdeen International Airport. With holidaymakers, business travellers and thousands of offshore workers visiting each week, Dyce has more than its fair share of places to eat, but new venues are always welcome.

Food and Drink

Tangy coolness and sizzling heat!

Blink and it's gone. That's often the feeling I'm left with when visiting Aberdeen. Familiar buildings and streets are constantly being replaced, knocked down and altered, making me scratch my head and think, what used to be there? Of late, I've experienced similar feelings in Inverness. The city centre is undergoing something of a regeneration with many landmark buildings hidden behind scaffolding.

Food and Drink

Heaven on a plate

The Light of Bengal has stood like a beacon for curry lovers across the north-east - and possibly farther afield - for more than 35 years.

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