The British economy is now bigger than it was before the recession.
Anyone questioning why it matters so much that a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) take place promptly after a death need...
Depending on point of view, it was either 15 minutes of clever fun or 15 minutes of embarrassing folly.
HERE'S the challenge; how do you transform BBC HQ at Pacific Quay on Glasgow's south side - usually an impenetrable...
French presidents, like their American counterparts, love to address the nation at every possible opportunity.
Slowing to turn left, I feel the car begin to slip.
Recorded crime in Scotland is falling, and falling fast.
While the sun shines and the Commonwealth Games get off to a blistering start, both in the stadiums and the parks...
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.
Anyone questioning why it matters so much that a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) take place promptly after a death need only read the judgment of Sheriff Linda Ruxton at the end of the FAI into the tragic death 10 years ago of teenager Kathryn Beattie.
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.
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?
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.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
WHILE no-one will argue with the plea in your editorial ("Money advice must earn its keep for pensioners", The...
AS a business group we noticed with interest that the proposed high-speed rail link will, according to the UK...
YOUR report on criminals in the London area being given police cautions (Thousands of criminals cautioned", The...
IT is increasingly difficult to see incidents like the Israeli bombing of the United Nations school in Gaza and the...
AS a pensioner living at home I was interested to read Brian Donnelly's article on alcohol and the elderly ("Daily...
DAVID Pendrill, watching the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, was overwhelmingly sad that so many Scots wish...
HONESTY is getting difficult to spot in our referendum discussions.
WHEN I watched the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games it made me cry ("The day the Wee Man grew up with a...
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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.
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Co-founder of the Aldi discount supermarket chain
Doctor to the Scottish football team
Choreographer and keep fit instructor