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Linda Holt
Tricky Nicky makes smoke by blaming ‘Old Boys Club’ – but is fooling no one

Tricky Nicky makes smoke by blaming ‘Old Boys Club’ – but is fooling no one

THE SCOTTISH MEDIA has struggled to give due weight to the unfolding scandals of the Scottish government’s role in harassment investigations and proceedings against Alex Salmond. So the unanimity of Friday morning’s front pages was rare ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – the mystery of the new naughty words!

The Mummy Diaries – the mystery of the new naughty words!

AM I THE ONLY ONE on tender hooks, clawing our way to Easter? I keep thinking if we can just get to the Easter holidays without the Covid cases spiralling out of control, then maybe ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 30 ‘Victory Tour’, honest reflections and a crass decision

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 30 ‘Victory Tour’, honest reflections and a crass decision

ONCE BACK ‘HOME’ in Germany I went on leave almost immediately, as we had all been promised whilst out in the Gulf. Just before departing there was a curry lunch held in the Officers’ Mess ...

Helen Gray
Enough is Enough! This Saturday it's time for Cake & Liberty

Enough is Enough! This Saturday it's time for Cake & Liberty

I CAN'T 'stay safe at home' any longer. Not while our kids' education is a sick joke, my friends are losing their jobs, their businesses, hard earned savings and everything they've worked for. I can't ...

Gail MacDonald
 Meghan’s truth?   She’s classic Leo!

Meghan’s truth? She’s classic Leo!

ROYALS! RACISM! Woman!  Mental Health! Diana!  Talk about bang for your buck.  But there’s one more issue that should be added.  Star signs!  Meghan is a Leo.  And boy, what a Leo she is.    

As a fellow Leo, ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries –

The Mummy Diaries – "Where did Jamie go Mummy?"

WELL, MONDAY MORNING ARRIVED and I have to say I wasn’t my usual anxious, worried self while throwing Jamie through the playschool doors! I did however, have a wee Mel Gibson moment though..

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Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 29 smoke bombs, nurses and pre-emptive strikes

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 29 smoke bombs, nurses and pre-emptive strikes

AFTER THE TRIP to Kuwait, Headquarters British Forces Middle East (HQBFME) had the distinct feel of end of term about it. Believe it or not, however, we were still finalising the procurement of some of ...

Linda Holt
Is the Rangers fans' celebrations not a 'Get it right up ye' moment?

Is the Rangers fans' celebrations not a 'Get it right up ye' moment?

I AM ABOUT AS FAR as you could get from being a football fan. I've never been to a game nor ever wanted to attend one. Once I shared a railway carriage from Edinburgh with ...

Alex Story
 Why Words and their meanings really matter

Why Words and their meanings really matter

THE PHONE RANG. “Hello”, I said.  

“Ey-up Alex”.  

“Hi John” I answered.  

“I ain’t John no more, I’m Samantha”.  

“No, you’re not”, ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Next Monday can’t arrive soon enough as lockdown costs escalate

The Mummy Diaries – Next Monday can’t arrive soon enough as lockdown costs escalate

“WELL, THE SILVER LINING to being quarantined is we are not out spending money!” I hear someone saying…

Mmm, yeah. (While I click add to basket!)

It’s bad when ...

Gail MacDonald
 Our educational crisis – has intelligence gone out of fashion?

Our educational crisis – has intelligence gone out of fashion?

TO BE FAIR on Tony Blair, the expansion of the education system isn’t the only reason that intelligence has been chucked to the back of the wardrobe, but credit where credit is due, it’s a ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 28 fighting the wrong wars, death’s acre and a careering Hercules’

Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 28 fighting the wrong wars, death’s acre and a careering Hercules’

WITH THE Kuwait War over, life in HQBFME became increasingly tedious as we all waited to hear when we might be able to go home. However, one important task we had to complete was the ...