Frank Maguire, specialist in industrial diseases law, dies at 55

Tributes have been paid to the campaigning lawyer, Frank Maguire, who has died aged 55. The joint managing partner of Thompsons Solicitors, he died...

Under Canvass: Election candidates lured by the great outdoors

David Bushby is the UK Independence Party candidate for Ochil and South Perthshire and has an interest in blue water sailing. Does your interest...

Gerald Laing, pioneer of Pop Art, 1936–2011

By Bill Heaney The artist Gerald Laing has died at his home, Kinkell Castle on the Black Isle, aged 75. Laing was best known for his...

Children of the revolution

A cool Autumn dawn reveals a palette of pink and blue as the light seeps into the day. Daye Tucker has already tended to...

What makes two US chat show hosts' squabbling interesting.

In the style of David Letterman, here’s a Top Ten. This time, the Top Ten reasons why the Jay Leno/Conan O’Brien spat has...

Bono and the singing of revolutionary songs in South Africa

By Andrew Macdonell in South Africa Give U2 frontman, Bono, a microphone and a politically loaded question and you are unlikely to get a “no...

Opinion: Give everyone a say in Scotland’s future

Martin Sime is director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and writes a monthly column for The Caledonian Mercury. The latest furore about the...

And the best person in music on Twitter is…

21st century music mags - even the ones on old-fashioned paper - these days run a modern equivalent of the Best Album Of All...

Ricky Gervais has another Bad Day at The Office

The Special Relationship hasn’t been the same for a few years now, whatever the contribution of Robert Green. Not the oil spill - they’ll clear...

Democracy, for grumpy people

When they put Groucho Marx in charge of Huxley College in one of the Brothers’ finest movies Horse Feathers, he had a useful song...