There's a certain sort of internet commentator, and a few journalists, who make a point of referring to the Chancellor of the Exchequer as "Gideon", which happens to be his baptismal name.
Musselburgh's Saltire St Andrew's Day card was called off just after 1pm yesterday, around an hour after the original scheduled start and following a fourth inspection at the East Lothian track.
NICKY RICHARDS is hoping to get among the winners at Musselburgh's St Andrew's Day fixture with his raiding party spearheaded by Houston Dynimo in the Weatherbys Printing Handicap Chase.
Lord Leveson's report on press standards runs to about 2000 pages after an eight-month inquiry that could cost around £5.6 million and saw almost 500 people give evidence.
JOHN 'Swannie' Haldane, the former Scottish trainer and jockey, has died after a long illness.