Tom Shields On...

  • 4 December 2014

    It's Christmas card season again and it seems the rise of the customised card continues apace.

  • 9 November 2013

    Please excuse the demob happy tenor of this article.

  • 7 November 2013

    Payday loan companies stand accused of grooming children to be irresponsible borrowers.

  • 5 November 2013

    It's nice down the shops when the staff recognise you and ask after your health, even if it's only:

  • 2 November 2013

    A wealthy landowner plans to introduce bears and wolves to his Scottish estate.

  • 31 October 2013

    I was surprised to hear the inventor of the doner kebab died this week.

  • 29 October 2013

    News of a pre-bonfire night event called Penny for the Old Guy.

  • 18 October 2013

    THE advice from Downing Street on unsustainable heating bills is:

  • 16 October 2013

    THE European Union is to spend £5m to improve the health and diet of football fans.

  • 14 October 2013

    THE birth of Prince George of Cambridge signals the beginning of a new generation of the modern British monarchy.

  • 11 October 2013

    Vote early, vote often as the saying goes.

  • 9 October 2013

    YOU will remember the stushie over the BBC and the polar bears.

  • 7 October 2013

    SAY what you like about the way Members of Parliament used to claim expenses.

  • 4 October 2013

    SHOULD Scotland get round, hopefully sooner than later, to choosing a president I nominate Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, pictured.

  • 2 October 2013

    BEING of pension age, I am free to spend a lot of time going walkabout.

  • 30 September 2013

    MISSING from Chancellor George Osborne's Conservative Conference speech yesterday was the name change for the Department of Work and Pensions.