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  • Darius Campbell Danesh found dead in US apartment

    Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead in his US apartment at the age of 41, his family announced. The singer and actor, originally from Bearsden, was found in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 –

  • Meet Scotland's new army of 'lumberjills'

    THEY were known affectionately as ‘Lumberjills’ during the second world war. In 1942 hundreds of women and girls as young as 14 were recruited  to replace male loggers in Scotland who had left to serve their country. They were expected to do

  • A82 closed after crash involving bus and lorry

    One person has been taken to hospital following a crash on one of Scotland's busiest roads. The eastbound carriagway of the A82 near Bowling has been closed after police were called to an accident at around 3.40pm, said to have involved a bus and

  • Liz Truss meets with Douglas Ross ahead of Scottish hustings

    LIZ Truss has travelled to Moray to meet with Douglas Ross ahead of tonight's hustings in Perth. The Foreign Secretary toured the BenRiach distillery in the Scottish Tory leader's Moray constituency. Mr Ross is refusing to say who he will back

  • Janey Godley set to go back on tour after cancer battle

    Comedian Janey Godley has revealed she is to go on tour for the first time since undergoing cancer treatment.  The stand-up performer will go on tour with her daughter, who is also a comic, in February.  She confirmed the news at the Edinburgh

  • Ewen Ferguson on the up but DP World Tour has new down side

    I’VE always been fairly pessimistic. In fact, my defeatist attitude kicked in just there, halfway through typing the word “pessimistic” as I was convinced I’d spell it incorrectly. Presumably, this air of head shaking, sighing gloominess will accompany

  • Herald Diary Meme of the Day

    This clever little meme won’t make sense unless you’ve seen the movie Withnail & I. Though we imagine there can’t be many people interested in the arts who haven’t seen Withnail & I.   We could be wrong, however. After all, it turns out that there

  • Slight improvement in Scottish A&E waiting times

    WAITING time performance across Scotland’s A&E units has improved slightly for a second week although almost a third of patients still wait too long to be treated. Public Health Scotland reported 67.9 per cent of people attending A&E last

  • Woman, 80, killed after unoccupied car rolled down hill

    A pensioner has died after being hit by an unoccupied car which rolled down a hill in North Lanarkshire. Emergency services were called to Willow Drive in Airdrie around 8.30pm on Saturday, August 13. The 80-year-old woman was pronounced dead

  • Student homes plan for pub site dating to 1650

    PLANS for student housing at a site dating back to 1650 have been unveiled. Alumno Group is holding a consultation around its plans to build a purpose-built student accommodation facility, with ground floor commercial use. The development will

  • Workers face record pay slump in face of rocketing inflation

    Workers have suffered a record real-term pay drop as prices soar, new figures have confirmed.  When inflation is taken into account, regular wages plunged an average of 4.1% on the year in the three months to June, the Office for National Statistics

  • Is it last orders for the disposable barbecue?

    As drought continues to bite despite the recent downpours, everybody’s favourite al fresco sausage-charring apparatus finds itself in the health and safety crosshairs You mean the barbecue? Exactly that, particularly the disposable sort you

  • Former Glasgow councillor joins Scottish law firm

    By Ian McConnell LAW firm Levy & McRae has expanded its property team with three new recruits, including former Glasgow councillor Jon Findlay. Mr Findlay, who has 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, joins the Scottish firm as

  • Herald Diary: Girl's nicknames? Skip to the loo...

    Bog awful LIKE a booze-addled bloke with a bloated bladder, the Diary finds itself retreating to the nearest toilet cubicle for relief. (Perhaps that should be "light relief", which is the specialism of this column, after all.) We recently

  • Glasgow tech firm in African wildlife project

    A small Scottish technology firm is taking on the vast of Africa as the lead on an ambitious conservation project. Glasgow-based start-up EOLAS Insight is providing artificial intelligence and high-resolution satellite imagery to help count elephants

  • A. Denis Williams

    WILLIAMS - Rev. A. Denis Died peacefully at home, on 7th August 2022, Rev. A. Denis Williams, aged 90, husband of Elizabeth. Previously Minister at St James's Church, Arklay Street, Dundee, he is now with his Lord, whom he loved and served. Following

  • Alastair Mc Gregor

    McGREGOR - Alastair Peacefully, at Roxburghe House, Dundee on Friday 5th August 2022, Alastair, aged 87 years. Much loved husband to Alison, devoted dad to Douglas and Aileen, loving Grandpa to Rory and Andrew, and dear father-in-law to Jennifer. Family

  • Peter Mc Mahon

    McMAHON - Peter Sadly passed away after a short illness on 11th August 2022 in Glasgow. Much loved husband of the late Janette McMahon, a beloved Father, Papa, Brother, Uncle, who will be missed by all. Service at Masonhill Crematorium on Friday 2nd September

  • Kathleen Peck

    PECK - Kathleen Peacefully, on Saturday 30th July 2022, at Morar Lodge Nursing Home, Helensburgh, aged 91 years, Kathleen Beatrice Peck, nurse, teacher, and College lecturer, beloved wife of the late Revd Alfred Peck, mother of Anthony and Ruth, and greatly-loved

  • Ruth Whiteman

    WHITEMAN - Ruth Suddenly on 29th July 2022 at Crosshouse Hospital, after a short illness, Ruth Whiteman, aged 50 years. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at Holmsford Bridge

  • Robert Kilgour Allan

    ALLAN - Robert Kilgour North Berwick/Glasgow Peacefully at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 27th July 2022. Known affectionately by all as Bobby, predeceased by his cherished wife Elizabeth and beloved father of Coral and Robert. In life a much-loved brother

  • Maureen Heuston

    HEUSTON - Maureen Sadly passed away in The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow on 27th July 2022, aged 97 years. Funeral Mass to be held Corpus Christi R.C. Church on Wednesday 17th August 2022 at 10am, followed by interment into St Kentigern's

  • Agnes Patricia Hoyland

    HOYLAND - Agnes Patricia Pat died peacefully at home on 8th August. Funeral to celebrate Pat's life takes place on Friday 19th August 2022 at 2pm at Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium and afterwards at Seamill House Hotel. Any donations in Pat's

  • Charles Beaton

    BEATON - Charles Peacefully at Inverclyde Royal Hospital on Thursday 11th August 2022, Charles Angus, beloved husband of the late Phyllis nee Orr, much loved father to Kirk and Rory, dear father-in-law to May-Britt and Jackie, dear brother to Neil, Pat

  • Andrew Balfour Swain

    SWAIN - Andrew Balfour Peacefully at home on 9th August 2022. Andrew Balfour, loving husband of Kathleen, proud father of Fraser, Russell and Neil, doting Grandfather of Eilidh, Viggo and Hamish and Father-in-law of Karen and Ryan. Funeral service to

  • Leslie Booth

    BOOTH - Leslie Peacefully on 5th August 2022 at the New Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. Loving brother of Margaret, Jean and the late Elizabeth, cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews. Funeral service on Thursday 18th August at 10.15am at Cardross Crematorium

  • James Macaulay

    MACAULAY - Dr James With love and sorrow, the family of Dr James Macaulay announce his death in The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on 2nd August 2022. Much loved brother of Ann, Douglas and Rosemary. Beloved uncle of Catriona, Amanda, Tracy and the

  • Davina & Ian Birss

    BIRSS Davina & Ian It is with great sadness to announce the death of Ian Birss on 17th July 2022 and Davina Birss on 12th August 2022, loving and much loved parents to Colin and Stephen and grandparents to six grandchildren. They will always be in our

  • John Wright Lawson

    LAWSON - John Wright 13th July 1936 - 1st August 2022 John died peacefully in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christian, sister Christine, children, grandchildren, friends and others who knew him. John was a man of

  • Geoffrey Baverstock Clements

    CLEMENTS - Dr Geoffrey Baverstock Died peacefully on 8th August 2022. Survived by his children, Ruth, Edwin and Hannah and 5 grandchildren.

  • William Waugh

    WAUGH - William After a short illness on 20th July 2022, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Billy, beloved husband of Eleanor and dearly loved dad of Craig. Funeral service at Glasgow Crematorium, Maryhill, on 18th August at 2.15pm.

  • William Thomas Gourlay

    GOURLAY - William Thomas Peacefully at Wishaw General Hospital on Sunday 7th August 2022, William, aged 73 years. Loving husband of Moira (nee Whyte), much loved dad of Susan and her husband Paul and proud papa of Katey. Funeral service at Greyfriars

  • What is today's Heardle? August 16 song hints and answer

    How good is your music memory? Test it out by taking on today's Heardle brain teaser. If you're anything like us, you've been agonising over the New York Times' Wordle mind-bender for months now. Described as "a respectful homage to Wordle"

  • What is today's Framed? August 16 movie hints and answer

    If you're not a fan of the hit games Wordle or Heardle then maybe try the movie spin-off Framed.  Described as a game for 'cinephiles and casual movie watchers alike' it is inspired by the worldwide popular guessing games.  The game sees a

  • Weaver word game: Cheats and answers for August 16 puzzler

    A word game first devised by Lewis Carroll in 1877, has been given a reboot. The famous Alice's Adventures in Wonderland author originally came up with the idea to entertain his two children, Julia and Ethel Arnold, on Christmas day in 1877, calling

  • What is today's Wordle? August 16 hints and answer

    Wordle has taken the world by storm, and if you’ve not given in to playing the daily game, we can guarantee you’ve seen the elusive squares all over social media. The aim of the game is to find a 5 letter word in only six attempts. The game