Mulgrew was on target as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock to edge closer to another Scottish Premiership title
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
Turnberry's Ailsa course will be 247 yards longer for this year's British Open than it was the last time it staged the event in 1994.
Friday 10 April 2009
A man has been charged with the murders of a woman and her 10-year-old daughter after their bodies were discovered at the side of a road. Diane Fallon, 43, and her daughter Holly disappeared from their home in the village of Cronberry, near Cumnock in East Ayrshire, 13 days ago.
Friday 16 January 2009
Robert Burns is an exceptional poet, unique in popularity, unique in voice. His work has never been out of print since his first collection, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was published in 1786 (when he was 27), and is cherished, as Robert Crawford points out, far beyond Scotland and Europe. Burns is also the most vernacular of the printed poets, certainly of those occupying the EngLit canon. Even today, in an era of performance poetry, with several brilliant Scots writers working in that genre, it's difficult to think of anyone who articulates their politics and passions on the page with such immediacy. It's a truism that great literature is grounded in the voice, but literary transmission changes that voice: it goes underground and emerges as style. Rarely is voice so utterly audible as it is in Burns – as we read him, it's as if we heard him speaking.
Sunday 11 January 2009
Friday 15 August 2008
Has there ever been a more airy dismissal of a literary giant? According to the BBC television presenter Jeremy Paxman, Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, is merely "a king of sentimental doggerel".
Friday 25 July 2008
Thursday 24 July 2008
Nuclear power firm British Energy is set to be sold for more than £12 billion next week, according to reports today.
Monday 23 June 2008
The bookmaker Freddie Williams, famous in betting circles for taking on JP McManus at the Cheltenham Festival, has died at his home in Ayrshire at the age of 65. He suffered a heart attack after working at Ayr races on Saturday afternoon and a Glasgow greyhound stadium that night.
Thursday 29 May 2008
The fragility of British Energy's ageing fleet of nuclear reactors, producer of a sixth of the nation's energy, has been pushed back to the top of the public agenda after a second reactor in as many days shut down unexpectedly.
Tuesday 08 April 2008
The most illustrious of British trumpeters, Tommy McQuater became famous in the Thirties and remained one of the great characters of jazz into his nineties. He began playing the trumpet at school and didn't stop for 80 years.
Wednesday 05 March 2008
Saturday 08 December 2007
The Ministry of Defence have been accused of shooting down Gordon Brown's plans for tackling global warming by opposing wind farms across Britain.
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Tuesday 14 February 2006
Thursday 10 November 2005
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon