HE signed up to do the job for five years but when Fred MacAulay completes the last of his successful BBC Scotland morning radio shows next week he will have notched up nearly 18 years on the airwaves.
IT is a spectacle that has almost become as much a part of Westminster life as the state opening of Parliament.
Labour has demanded more action to tackle the hospital beds "crisis" after it emerged more than 1,200 beds a day were unavailable over the winter.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is staging an event featuring one of the world's leading novelists, Kazuo Ishiguro.
After two series on Radio 4, BBC One has now commissioned a TV pilot of Jack Docherty's sitcom, Stop/Start, from BBC Scotland's Comedy Department.