THERE was depressing news earlier this week when it emerged that the number of children in Scotland living in poverty has risen by 60,000 over the last year.
Holyrood has hosted a UK-wide trafficking summit, full of police and prosecutors, plus representatives of the women's sector and a smattering of politicians.
I CAN'T understand why, in 2014, we still haven't worked out how to grow babies in pods.
Quite a Rogues Gallery, is it not?
YOU have to be held in some esteem to get your face on someone's leg.
IT is a good thing Abellio changed its name in 2009.
Across Scotland this week, concerned citizens are penning preambles to their submissions to the Smith Commission on the constitutional future of Scotland.
The Red Paper Collective has united those on the Left across the trade union and Labour movement committed to advancing the interests of working people.
AT a gig in Glasgow earlier this week Billy Connolly talked about having a Lulu moment in which he inadvertently referred to the motorway as a freeway and petrol as gas.
This week may be the quiet before another storm.
It's hard to recall a more turbulent period on the international news front.
In theory, action on child poverty in the United Kingdom is not one of those fine sentiments to which governments pay lip service.
Even watching from a strictly neutral professional standpoint, I was as captivated as anyone else by the sheer energy and enthusiasm of the referendum campaign.
INTERESTING words from Ade Edmondson last weekend, on the subject of comedy.
You'd think we'd have it down to a fine art.
DON'T get confused, this ain't hell, today they're pickin' banjos in heaven as well.