Over the years Hunter Davies has gained a reputation for being resolutely cheerful.
It is no longer only the Queen who leaves home without cash amid a revolution on the high streets as shoppers ditch notes and coins for plastic.
A nation of swipers: One in four Scots use stores’ self-scanners to steal as retail theft hits new high
Supermarket self-scanners have turned Scotland into a nation of shoplifters as retail theft hits a record high and one in four customers are suspected of stealing, experts have warned.
Violence and verbal abuse is on the rise as shoppers take their frustration out on staff, say unions
Verbal abuse and violence against shop workers is rising because of customers’ frustration with self-scanners, according to unions.
Shopkeepers have been urged to step-up security after huge escalation in thefts at self-service checkouts.
CHAMPION ice swimmer Jade Perry gets to cover herself in hot chocolate because she is shaking so much from the effects of the freezing water.
As Robert Burns offers dating advice in a new play, our agony aunt untangles the bard’s complicated love life
ROBERT BURNS is lauded as one of the most romantic poets of all time and he did not confine his romantic inclinations to the page.
SCOTS have a lot of affection for their native ginger squirrel and while their protection will be challenging, recent successes show there is still a lot of hope for this iconic Scottish animal.
The worst speeches never made: Leaders’ secret drafts for disaster were written but, thankfully, not delivered
THEY were the words intended to help us face the tragedies that never were.
A STRONG woman fighting for her place in the world, Mary Queen of Scots remains an iconic figure more than 400 years after her death.
IT is a book that has offered a beacon of hope for generations of disaffected teenagers.