Should we worry about regional inequality?
It is somewhat rich of Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, to warn of 'political games' from the SNP over the transfer of responsibility for Crown Estate land to the Scottish Parliament.
WITH its distinctive splashes of blue, yellow, white and green, the blue tit is one of the more colourful - to say nothing of welcome - visitors to our garden each year.
IT MIGHT be that Jock Tamson's future bairns will look back on the creation of the Curriculum for Excellence, with its associated new exams, as a great step forward in our education system.
IT is not quite mission impossible, but recruiting GPs has become notoriously difficult.
ENGLISH Votes for English Laws, that seemingly fair-sounding concept, is shaping up to be one of the most dishonest, disruptive, damaging and contentious episodes in British constitutional history.
There is no possibility of a third Heathrow runway being built without controversy.
THERE is an adage that says "possession is nine-tenths of the law".
THE four children's commissioners of the United Kingdom have united to condemn welfare cuts and plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.
WE have consistently supported the Scottish Government over its policy of having a named person such as a health visitor or school head as a focus for child protection, but as always with well-intended laws the devil lies in the detail or, more usually, the legislative guidelines.
RESEARCHERS at the University of Glasgow are beginning to scent the sweet smell of success.
If the weather forecasters are right and the predicted heatwave does happen this week, many Scots will grab the rare chance for a bit of al fresco wining and dining.
Are junior doctors turning their backs on general practice?
In the battle over education cuts, the grouping of subjects into so-called faculties has never been in the frontline.
There has been horror and hope in the reports from Tunisia over the last few days - horror at the cowardly attack on tourists lying on a beach, but hope too in the fact that, after the attack, hundreds of demonstrators gathered for a rally against terrorism, as they did in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris earlier this year.