IT WAS 27 degrees in Abuja yesterday.
Two prisoners serving life sentences in Scotland have lost their fight to overturn the rules that bar them from...
Should the fact a large number of elderly people are drinking alcohol at home every day be surprising?
SO Scots are kilt-wearing, ginger, dour, miserly types, are they?
IF ONLY one of the richest men in the world and one of Scotland's doughtiest campaigning groups for the poor could...
The last week has been dominated by two truly horrendous foreign news stories:
NOW that is a Glesga' kiss to take pride in.
HOW did the hipster burn his mouth?
VERY moving opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games - apart from that toe-curling pantomime parody at the beginning.
IT began with a nun and a conversation about a black pudding in a Glasgow tenement.Doreen Grant, from the Catholic religious order of the Sisters of Notre Dame, had arrived in a run-down estate in an area of Govan know as Wine Alley with a mission to find out why pupils from poorer areas struggled at school.
YES, Glaswegians are determined to give a good welcome to Games visitors.
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.
Two prisoners serving life sentences in Scotland have lost their fight to overturn the rules that bar them from taking part in the referendum in September - but the ruling of the Supreme Court should not be the end of the argument about whether inmates should have the right to vote.
Is there enough openness among staff and politicians with regard to pressures on the NHS?
Fears about low-skilled immigrants coming to Scotland and claiming benefits are wide of the mark, according to the latest analysis of the immigrant population.
THE eyes of the world are firmly on Glasgow, and will soon alight on the array of sporting talent that has gathered from all corners of the globe.
Ever since the UK Government announced plans to build a new nuclear power station in England, environmental campaigners have been watching Scottish ministers for any indication their commitment to renewables over nuclear power could be wavering.
THE great William Blake describes the moment of birth in his poem Infant Sorrow thus:
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
WHEN I watched the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games it made me cry ("The day the Wee Man grew up with a...
Charles Kennedy ("Why our destiny must lie in the direction of the F-word", The Herald, July 24) reminds me of some...
I TAKE great issue with your headline on the report of two new wind farms being approved by the Government ("£...
AS a former registered nurse with the NHS, now operating as an independent health coach, I fully agree with David...
I FELT that the assumptions made in the report on higher education figures ("Degree of success for Africans as white...
THE idea (Letters, July 23) that the state could save money, which would go into the NHS funds, by cutting down on...
AT the start of the Commonwealth Games it may be appropriate to ponder on the huge influx of commentators and...
WHEN there is a conspicuous lack of facts to discuss and consider, journalists have to think of something else to...
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RETIRED Lanarkshire mechanic Jim Muir is used to admiring glances when he drives down the road.
GLASGOW has always had an affinity with America.
WHEN Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt was in Glasgow filming his zombie epic World War Z, the joke was that Brad should visit The Barras before he left - so that he could buy a copy of his film as soon as they finished shooting it.
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.
PEOPLE have blind spots concerning their own towns and cities.
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.
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.
FOR a city that once built one-fifth of the world's shipping, its citizens never seemed naturally at home on boats.
Co-founder of the Aldi discount supermarket chain
Doctor to the Scottish football team
Choreographer and keep fit instructor
Trade Union leader