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.
When RBS came perilously close to collapse amid global economic turmoil almost 10 years ago, it was United Kingdom taxpayers who dug deep to save the famous old bank from going crashing out of business.
The Forth Road Bridge is to be completely closed to all traffic in both directions for the foreseeable future, with no end in sight to the transport chaos of recent days.
Local councils have refused to rule out further school bans on a toy craze gripping children across the country.
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.
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.
Hallowe’en frightfest – ‘There is hard evidence of 1400 ‘witches’ being destroyed in Scotland alone’
“There are ghosts and phantoms round us,
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.
Bargain hunters shunned the comfort of online shopping to queue overnight in freezing conditions at the Boxing Day sales.
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.