Quite a Rogues Gallery, is it not?
YOU have to be held in some esteem to get your face on someone's leg.
I CAN'T understand why, in 2014, we still haven't worked out how to grow babies in pods.
SINGER Alvin Stardust has died, which reminds us of when he flew up to Scotland for a charity gig a few years ago...
The clocks go back this weekend ushering in that time of year when, for many cyclists, dust sheets are thrown over...
Belatedly we must acknowledge that every so often the powers that be in Scotland do something entirely sensible.
THERE was depressing news earlier this week when it emerged that the number of children in Scotland living in...
Holyrood has hosted a UK-wide trafficking summit, full of police and prosecutors, plus representatives of the women'...
Today's report from Unison paints a picture of housing officers at risk of attack from violent clients, classroom...
EVEN in the digital age there are no short cuts to learning.
SINGER Alvin Stardust has died, which reminds us of when he flew up to Scotland for a charity gig a few years ago from London, and a British Airways official insisted that he needed some photo ID to board the plane.
WE bump into musician Roy Gullane, who tells us:
SO we now have to pay for our plastic bags in the shops, and folk continue to debate whether it is a good idea or not.
ALWAYS a nervous time, the birth of your first child.
LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.
YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.
FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.
TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:
Today's report from Unison paints a picture of housing officers at risk of attack from violent clients, classroom assistants dealing with pupils who lash out, and care workers fielding violence from patients who may have dementia or mental health problems.
Don't drink and drive.
Could a rough sense be emerging already of where agreement might be reached in the Smith Commission?
Home Secretary Theresa May's staff declare her satisfied that there is no compelling reason why Dr Steve Forman should be granted leave to remain in the UK.
THE storm petrel is, pound for pound, one of Scotland's most fascinating creatures.
There appears to be something amiss with the legal process when it comes to stalking offences in Scotland.
Charging for entry to a church?
WHO would be Lord Smith of Kelvin this weekend?
I SHARE Iain Macwhirter's unease that the Smith Commission process only involves politicians ("Please make sure you...
TO suggest that "David Cameron has proved himself to be a better PM than most" almost made me choke on my cereal...
SO-CALLED "relaxation" of the speed limits for heavier vehicles on, for example the A9, seem to me quite odd, given...
I NOTE Care Not Killing describes the Assisted Suicide Bill as unnecessary, uncontrollable and unethical ("Suicide...
AS a former board member of John Wheatley College I was delighted to see that Kelvin College, its successor, has...
THE UK Government's treatment of American musician Steve Forman, who is fighting deportation, is a disgrace ("...
ALAN Hinnrichs again insists there will be catastrophic global warning (Letters, October 23).
IAN Bell writes about the Milburn report suggesting ingeniously that too few cuddles have an effect on a child's...
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IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:
SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.
JOAN Neil was actually looking for a job as a cinema usherette.
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.
Actress and presenter.
Actor, choreographer, theatre-maker.
The first Firemaster of Strathclyde Fire Brigade