A truly horrible crime makes every front page and leads every TV news bulletin.
Do hospital authorities regard the care and treatment of the elderly as being of equal importance with that of...
CAMPAIGNING in the Aberdeen Donside by-election, already brisk, stepped up a gear yesterday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visit to London confirmed what many other economic observers have said...
W HAT can you say about Glasgow?
An email arrived the other day from a woman worried about the actions of a soon-to-be retired colleague.
We're hanging out in the living room watching television, J, myself, the kids and Denzel Washington.
You never know the minute with the stock exchange.
RONY Bridges was waiting on a Subway train at St Enoch station when he noticed a chap with a notebook running along the platform and writing down numbers when a train came in.
GLASGOW is now the third most attractive destination in Britain according to holiday website TripAdvisor, with Edinburgh dropping out of the top 10.
A DIARY story reminded Stewart MacKenzie in Newlands of his grandmother visiting from Shrewsbury some years ago and being taken by his Scottish grandmother on the annual women's guild mystery bus tour.
THE shocking weather in Scotland has sent many folk to travel agents booking summer holidays in the sun.
MORE on Americans.
NEWS that people are spending less money on home improvements reminds us of the Glasgow council official visiting a house in Blackhill, where he noted that the tenant had knocked through archways in all the rooms so that you could travel from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom and back round to the living room.
A DUNBARTONSHIRE reader tells us he went for a haircut last week when there was a discount for pensioners.
OFFPANTS, the regulatory body for the pantomime industry, is to intervene in the independence referendum as concern grows about the performances of both the Oh Yes It Is and the Oh No It Isn't campaigns.
tom shields Cycling in the city
TODAY'S topic is the inadvisability of conducting political campaigns in licensed premises.
IN a foretaste of future aviation, a Jetstream aircraft last month became the first to fly "unmanned" across UK airspace.
The Better Together campaign is in the process of asking 500 important questions in the days that remain before the independence vote.
Entirely on my own behalf, I have been in the veldt sampling Afrikaans food.
Just when you think Dame Helen Mirren could be held in no higher esteem does she not appear on a Soho street dressed as the Queen to tell a noisy band to pipe down.
Do hospital authorities regard the care and treatment of the elderly as being of equal importance with that of younger patients?
Multi-million pound payments to wind farm operators not to generate electricity understandably anger consumers who see their fuel bills rising.
So Alex Salmond is "honoured" to be the "first First Minister" to go before committee conveners to answer questions about his new legislative programme.
George Osborne has had the careworn look of the chastened gambler of late.
The Scottish voluntary sector is made up of 45,000 organisations, of which half are registered charities.
When Chief Superintendent David O'Connor, the president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, told his annual conference this week that the number of Scotland's councils should be reduced from 32 to about half that number, he made a welcome contribution to the debate about the future of local government in a time of diminishing resources.
In fairness, the Scottish Government's paper on the economic case for independence is not intended as a policy document.
It is time to stop labelling children in care and start listening to them.
Our Victorian and Edwardian forebears have bequeathed to us many beautiful and well-tended urban parks, which they...
As the representative body of the Jewish Community in Scotland, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities deeply...
The vindictive attempt to conflate vicious, bloody, hate-fuelled murder on the streets of London with the activities...
financial constrictions facing Flybe may be the primary cause forcing it to sell its landing and take-off slots at...
One part of the Establishment has just bought a Constable painting from another part of the Establishment.
Bill Brown's warning that independence presents the biggest financial risk of voters' lives is correct in...
The Colin Mainds case has been extensively covered over recent weeks but a number of key questions need to be...
The seemingly daily onslaught on the Christian churches and their beliefs, whether sneering that the Presbyterian...
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THE variety hall singers of Glasgow's past would warble in a lachrymose way about going doon the Clyde, but never about going across it.
TWO hundred years ago explorer David Livingstone was born.
THERE are many ways to break sweat for charity.
IF you like your magazines trashy, then you probably assume that a Wags Dinner would feature vacuous social X-rays sporting orange skin tones.
Rugby internationalist and administrator;
Aquaculture expert and international development advisor;
Guitarist with David Bowie's band The Spiders From Mars;
Scientist who discovered the hole in the ozone layer;
Senior lecturer and academic;
Gamekeeper and fisherman;
Lead singer of Divinyls;