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  • VOLUNTEER drivers have begun shuffling officials and dignitaries around for the Commonwealth Games, with distance no object.

  • GREAT excitement about Billy Connolly doing 10 nights at the Armadillo in Glasgow with the concerts already almost sold out.

  • THE Yes and No camps have been going flat out for your vote on September 18, but here's a curious thought.

  • "WELCOME to Glasgow, Commonwealth athletes!" Frankie Boyle tweeted yesterday.

  • STRANGE excuses, continued.

  • CLYDE, the Commonwealth Games mascot, receives a rock star-style welcome from children wherever he goes on the Queen's Baton route.

  • SO Cheryl Cole has got hitched to her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a low-key (read:

  • OUR mention of disguising company expense accounts reminds Eric Begbie of working in Edinburgh's education department when a college principal tried for three years running to buy a Land Rover for the biology department to go on field trips, but was refused.

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Ken Smith at Large

  • 24 Jun 2014

    SOUNDS sexist I know, but the reason I heard for Glasgow tenements being designed with only three storeys above the ground floor is that the male architects worked out this is as far as a woman can climb with a bag of shopping in each hand.

  • 17 Jun 2014

    PEOPLE have blind spots concerning their own towns and cities.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    IN most parts of Glasgow if you saw a chap strolling down the road with a sheep's head stuck on the top of a pole you might think his butcher had a complicated answer to a shortage of plastic bags, or more likely that the sheep carrier had forgotten to take his medication that day.

  • 3 Jun 2014

    THERE is a chilling photograph of the five-day siege at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison in the eighties which shows two hooded protesters, pictured in stark black and white against a grainy sky, standing on the chimneys high above the prison, arms outstretched, showing their mastery of their world.

  • 27 May 2014

    FOR a city that once built one-fifth of the world's shipping, its citizens never seemed naturally at home on boats.

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