Two RAF Tornado fighter planes flew into Iraqi airspace yesterday, taking Britain into combat operations as part of the US-led campaign of airstrikes.
AS the dust settles from the referendum, it has revealed some remarkable political changes.
We fought for independence and we failed to win the ultimate prize.
HERE we stand on September 14, 2014.
SOMETHING more than autumn is in the air.
EVEN those on the opposing side of the referendum would have to admit, no matter how grudgingly, that it has been a good week for the Yes campaign.
MAKING a virtue out of necessity, Alex Salmond has decided to take the fight to the Unionist parties on the currency this weekend.
The Glasgow Kiss has taken on an entirely new meaning, thanks to John Barrowman's close encounter with a male dancer at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Games.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
ON Wednesday, Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle and Her Majesty the Queen will join 3000 volunteers and thousands of spectators at Celtic Park for the opening of the XX Commonwealth Games, watched by a global TV audience of one billion.
A FUNNY thing tends to happen to politicians on their way to a bonfire of the quangos.
IT would be fair to say that the referendum debate, while fascinating, has had its low points.
THE first casualty of war may be truth, but even in peace time the real facts can be hard to find when military matters are involved.
ONE poll does not a summer make.
As we enter the final 100 days of a referendum campaign which we hope will end with a vote in favour of Scottish independence, it seems a good time to ask what the Yes campaign and the Scottish Government have to do to achieve that result.
IT NEED hardly be said that Jeremy Paxman is utterly wrong in his assertion yesterday that there is a "rising head of steam" in Scotland for a hatred against the English.
THE history of North Sea oil is a restless one; it has a habit of haunting the present.
ON September 18, Scotland must decide whether to remain within the United Kingdom or become an independent country.
By any measure, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has had a shocking 10 days.