It is understandable that David Cameron and his Conservative colleagues are aghast at the £1.7 billion bill...
When campaigners talk about vulnerable groups bearing the brunt of austerity policies, it is sometimes hard to know...
One has tweeted.
There are many, many beloved myths about France that nobody really wants to see debunked.
After 25 minutes I'm starting to feel very guilty.
IF you have seen any discussion in recent years of student funding in Europe, and how Scotland compares, the chances...
I'VE been thinking about my generation.
ONE of my first tasks after I started work as a journalist at a small Yorkshire daily five years ago this week was...
SINGER Alvin Stardust has died, which reminds us of when he flew up to Scotland for a charity gig a few years ago from London, and a British Airways official insisted that he needed some photo ID to board the plane.
WE bump into musician Roy Gullane, who tells us:
SO we now have to pay for our plastic bags in the shops, and folk continue to debate whether it is a good idea or not.
ALWAYS a nervous time, the birth of your first child.
LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.
YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.
FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.
TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:
It is understandable that David Cameron and his Conservative colleagues are aghast at the £1.7 billion bill Britain now faces as a result of a recalculation of what member countries are due to pay the European Union.
When campaigners talk about vulnerable groups bearing the brunt of austerity policies, it is sometimes hard to know what that means.
Today's report from Unison paints a picture of housing officers at risk of attack from violent clients, classroom assistants dealing with pupils who lash out, and care workers fielding violence from patients who may have dementia or mental health problems.
EVEN in the digital age there are no short cuts to learning.
Don't drink and drive.
Could a rough sense be emerging already of where agreement might be reached in the Smith Commission?
Home Secretary Theresa May's staff declare her satisfied that there is no compelling reason why Dr Steve Forman should be granted leave to remain in the UK.
WHO would be Lord Smith of Kelvin this weekend?
THE letter from Angus MacDonald (October 21) demonstrates the bitterness towards the decline in crofting agriculture...
THE demand from Brussels for an extra £1.7 billion of British taxpayers' money is a travesty.
THE news that Harry Roberts is to be freed after a life sentence for the murder of two police officers is shocking...
OUR society has never known such levels of medical expertise and ability to control pain.
WITH the SNP still to decide on many of their Westminster candidates for the 2015 election the inference on BBC1's...
THE success of the by-laws recently trialled on the east side of Loch Lomond is now being followed by plans to roll...
I SHARE Iain Macwhirter's unease that the Smith Commission process only involves politicians ("Please make sure you...
TO suggest that "David Cameron has proved himself to be a better PM than most" almost made me choke on my cereal...
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IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:
SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.
JOAN Neil was actually looking for a job as a cinema usherette.
HARRY Ranken was only eight when his family moved from Maryhill to Irvine because his minister father had been appointed to Irvine Old Parish Church.
THERE are quizzes on the internet which claim to reveal if you are a true Glaswegian.
I have been in the function suite of Glasgow's Radisson Hotel when the behaviour has been brash, raucous and alcohol-fuelled - and loved every minute.
ATTENDING some reception, I was joined by a businessman who tried to impress the young woman opposite by mentioning all the famous people he had met.
Beautiful eyes that dominate her face as she gazes around her.
Former moderator of the Church of Scotland
Scotland rugby international
Actress and presenter.
Actor, choreographer, theatre-maker.