How many times has it been said the on-field theatrics of footballers deserve an Oscar? With Academy Awards weekend upon us in Los Angeles, Michael Alexander hears why Dundee United is celebrating new information about a former captain who went on to win an Oscar for real!
From writing for Kylie to Brit Award nomination: Why ‘anti-war’ musician Nerina Pallot is looking forward to Dundee
For a self-confessed “grumpy bugger”, Brit Award-nominated singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot is in fine fettle when The Courier calls.
Michael Alexander examines whether it’s time to put the brakes on ‘fast fashion’ for the sake of the environment and a sometimes exploited global workforce.
Michael Alexander speaks to National Library of Scotland senior map curator Christopher Fleet about a forthcoming talk in Pitlochry about military maps.
The funeral has taken place of 98-year-old retired Fife hairdresser Arthur Nevay who devoted his life to preserving social history in the heart of West Fife’s former mining communities.
New lease of life for ancient Egyptian artefacts after £80 million redevelopment at National Museum of Scotland
Michael Alexander visits the Ancient Egypt Rediscovered exhibition which has just opened in a new, permanent gallery at the National Museum of Scotland.
As the new Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) season kicks off on Sunday February 10, Michael Alexander speaks to several Tayside officials - and the Scottish women's game's executive officer - about the rise of ladies’ football and the future of the game.
Dundee lecture preview: Former Labour minister Douglas Alexander on why the ‘politics of solidarity’ are the key to tackling poverty at home and abroad
Michael Alexander speaks to Britain’s former International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander ahead of a global poverty talk he is giving with Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross in Dundee.
Kirkcaldy linen company helps celebrate Mary Queen of Scots at exclusive Edinburgh Castle fashion show
Kirkcaldy-based Peter Greig & Co Ltd – the country’s last linen manufacturer – has contributed to an exclusive fashion show celebrating Mary Queen of Scots. Michael Alexander reports.
Creating hope: How pioneering Dundee project Foolish Optimism is ‘puncturing the silence’ of mental health
Michael Alexander meets members of pioneering Dundee project Foolish Optimism who have been engaged in a national conversation about the ‘scourge’ of mental health amongst young people – and now want to ‘puncture the silence’ further.