By Louise Wylie

Florence Welch is shy, she says. It might not seem like it with the ferocious singing and even bolder dancing, but, she explains, it’s the talking that’s hard.

It’s understandable when you’re playing for a packed venue of 13,000 people, but it doesn’t feel that large from the other side of the stage. Even from the gods at the Hydro in Glasgow, a Florence and the Machine gig never feels remote. Instead it feels uniquely human.

Photo Above: Book Signing at Event © Philip Wegmann

By Ian McNally and Philip Wegmann

An Edinburgh church was transformed into a football sanctuary yesterday, as it played host to the launch of a new book about the Homeless World Cup.

“Home Game” by Mel Young and Peter Barr was unveiled in Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge and featured a Q&A with the authors followed by a book sale and signing session.