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When Britain’s prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolled off the assembly line in 1915, it was far from an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour.
It’s more than 50 years since Dr Beeching’s report was published, spelling the end for thousands of stations and hundreds of branch lines across Britain.
A Fife-based botanist has added his voice to a heated ongoing row over the work of Charles Darwin and relatively unknown 19the century Perthshire fruit farmer Patrick Matthew.
Lessons from Auschwitz – ‘It’s interesting you can have anti-Semitisim without Jews. It’s depressing!’
The heartfelt wail of the Hebrew prayer rang out into the darkness just yards from the ruins of a crematoria which, more than 70 years ago, was detonated by the fleeing Nazis as they attempted to cover their tracks in the face of the advancing Red Army.
In an exclusive interview to mark the week that could have seen ‘Independence Day’ for Scotland, two Courier Country men speak to MICHAEL ALEXANDER about their involvement in the hiding of what some regard as the ‘real’ Stone of Destiny in the 1990s.
If ever there was a damning indictment of the irresponsible treatment of the environment by humans, then the estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash floating in the world’s oceans is right up there, according to environmentalists.
It may be hard to believe in an era of large screens and high-definition, but people across Tayside and Fife continue to watch black and white televisions.
Black Watch soldiers scarred by war – ‘His uniform is stained with blood and he is cradling an Afghan girl, a girl who will not survive’
Over the last decade Britain has sent thousands of people into combat.
An extra £20 million will be included in next year’s budget to help those hit by the so-called “bedroom tax”, Nicola Sturgeon will announce.