A verbal contract, as Sam Goldwyn observed, isn't worth the paper it's written on.
DESPITE evidence of declining numeracy standards, Labour 2016 hopefuls in Glasgow are certain of the answer to one...
Growing up I owned a second-hand bike.
IF you've never seen a micropig then Google image it.
There is, you'll be surprised to hear, a Henry and Edward in all of us.
Almost three years ago, the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism set out to answer two questions: What is...
It is unclear how helpful it is for Philip Hammond to posture over the risk that Britain will vote to exit the EU....
IT is very difficult to be indifferent about George Galloway.
OUR youngest MP, Paisley's Mhairi Black, was accused on a social media site of already forgetting her roots by quaffing champagne in a British Airways lounge at Glasgow Airport.
DAVID Donaldson sees an advertisement on the Glasgow Subway for Los Angeles which states: "Visit a place where your accent is an aphrodisiac" and he muses: "I feel they are overstating their case somewhat.
When the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism began its work three years ago, its chairman Dr Duncan Morrow said Scotland was weary of the lingering impact of sectarianism and was ready for change.
It is unclear how helpful it is for Philip Hammond to posture over the risk that Britain will vote to exit the EU.
The difference between an anomaly and an absurdity can amount to a form of words, but a great deal of money.
In tradition and theory, a Queen's Speech is supposed to set out a programme for government.
SOMETIMES, when one launches a new venture, one can be fearful of having bitten off more than one can chew.
THOSE who were paying attention during the interminable campaign leading up to the independence referendum last September will recall some specific fears expressed amid the claims and counter claims that insisted that inward investment to Scotland would dry up, not just in the event of independence, but as a result of simply daring to debate the very prospect.
THERE used to by a metaphor we employed for rotten legislation.
"EVERYONE knows that politics is a robust trade, especially in an election campaign.
IN your editorial on the NHS ("Pledge on treatment illusory" , The Herald, May 27), for me, the key sentence is: "...
JAMES Anderson has hit the nail on the head (" Dearth of great UK firms is a 'tragedy'", The Herald, May 28).
THERE is a much bigger game going on around the problems at Fifa.
IN years to come May 27, 2015 will be known by many as a very sad day for democracy.
WITH regard to access to the professions, why Richard Hunter (Letters, May 28) would believe that I would wish to...
ALISTAIR Carmichael was clearly at fault and the fact that the leak of the dodgy memo was probably done on the spur...
I ENJOYED Michael Settle's sketch of the State Opening of Parliament ("Scotland's roaring lions versus the beast of...
JOHN Milne (Letters, May 27) is well wide of the mark when he equates Alistair Carmichael's desperate attempt to...
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PETER the Parrot was a large grey speaking bird which sat on his perch in Pearson's Store on Victoria Road in Glasgow, and was a useful marketing tool as children would drag their parents into the hardware store to see the parrot, and hopefully the occasional parent would buy something.
THERE are three strands in Glasgow society which often butt against each other - the public, the council, and business.
"You've ripped the heart out of my youth and thrown it in a skip," I tell Petra Wetzel, the brewery entrepreneur.
MENTION the word empire and most people will think of the biscuit, or if a film fan, the movie magazine.
THE Kelpies, those wondrous enormous horse heads emerging from beside the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk, and swiftly becoming an iconic image of Scotland, were nearly given individual names by their Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott.
Two women were contentedly passing a tube of sweets between themselves.
There were a few muppets riding their motorbikes through Glasgow on Sunday.
Actor and star of Grange Hill.
Even in a country that has made little significant progress in widening access to universities (and has a worse record than England, Wales and Northern Ireland), the latest figures are shocking.