George Osborne has yet to master body language.
LATEST news from the chalkface where a teacher in Drumchapel claims she was looking down the list of names of her...
Like anyone who grew up in the 1970s and 80s, I will be sad to see the corporation's television centre in Shepherd's...
A proposal to introduce an "opt-out" system for posthumous organ donation, based on the notion of "presumed...
IF nothing else, Donald Trump's explanation why Scots opted not to back independence confirmed his reputation as one...
DINNER over (freakishly expensive little sachets of freshly whipped salmon mousse and watercress for them, stale...
Ruth Davidson etc.
The NHS is probably the UK's most fiercely loved institution.
LATEST news from the chalkface where a teacher in Drumchapel claims she was looking down the list of names of her new class of pupils and saw one was listed as "La-a".
PERTHSHIRE'S Bruce Fummey won the Scottish Comedian of the Year title at a gig in Glasgow against 11 other contestants.
STAND-UP Ross Noble is on a mini tour of Scotland, and was staying in a hotel where a wedding was taking place.
WE didn't see much humour from the No side in the referendum.
OLYMPIC rowing champion Katherine Grainger from Bearsden is back in training and considering a shot at the 2016 Games in Rio.
THE Herald ran a story yesterday about youth worker Katie Carmichael having a watercolour, which she painted at the kitchen table, being chosen as the official poster of this year's Ryder Cup. Her dad Duncan in Selkirk reveals: "As a very proud dad my first reaction was to phone her and say, 'At least all that time spent not cleaning the kitchen has finally paid off'."
SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.
The law regarding Scotland's unique Children's Hearing System underwent radical reform three years ago.
George Osborne says welfare reforms have helped those otherwise facing a life on benefits.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband did not have a good party conference - but could David Cameron end up having a worse one?
Over the last four years, teachers, pupils and parents have been getting used to the new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and the inevitable readjustment and change that goes with it, but should the way we inspect schools change too?
There was a time when it looked like the water vole, that elusive animal immortalised by The Wind in the Willows, would disappear forever.
Two RAF Tornado fighter planes flew into Iraqi airspace yesterday, taking Britain into combat operations as part of the US-led campaign of airstrikes.
The only thing worse than a sore loser is a triumphalist winner and we are seeing a good few of those since the...
I was interested to read of the proposed role of the GP in the End Of Life Assistance Bill ("We should be mature...
At the start of September, after four of its MPs missed the second reading and vote at Westminster on the Bedroom...
Iain AD Mann (Letters, September 27), in his encomium to the late Iain MacCormick, refers to wonderful debates at...
Alabama Council might be a more appropriate name than Aberdeenshire Council ("Poorest face punishment after voting...
And so it begins.
The Ryder Cup competition was a first-class sporting event, even when viewed only on television ("Tents and tensions...
I see that my MP, Thomas Docherty, has accused the SNP members who voted against airstrikes on IS in Iraq of "...
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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.
IT was like the day after a massive birthday party.
THE entrance is up a short Glasgow wynd where my sudden appearance disturbs a couple eating pies.
THAT Commonwealth Games reaches everywhere.
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