Michael Alexander pays tribute to his great great uncle James Alexander of St Andrews whose body was found – but lost again – after perishing at Gallipoli during the First World War.
How a Fife naval officer shortened the First World War by hours after defying his Prime Minister at the Armistice
With the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice upon us, Michael Alexander hears the remarkable story of a Fife naval officer - instrumental in its signing - who shortened the war by several hours after defying the orders of his Prime Minister.
How a First World War family tragedy led to the gifting of Kirkcaldy Galleries and war memorial to the town
As the nation reflects on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on November 11 1918, prominent businessman Sir Michael Nairn tells Michael Alexander about the family tragedy that directly led to the gifting of Kirkcaldy Galleries and war memorial to the town.
Northern Irish council boss offers to share Michelin ‘devastation’ experiences with Dundee city leaders
The council boss who fought to safeguard the industrial future of the former Michelin plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has offered to visit Dundee to share her town’s experiences and help Dundee get through their own Michelin closure announcement shock in any way she can.
American singer-songwriter Kim Richey is a traveller.
Dundee Michelin closure announcement a ‘devastating blow’ for families and the city, says Bishop of Brechin
The recently installed Bishop of Brechin, the Rt Rev Andrew Swift, has described news that Michelin is to close its Dundee plant as a “devastating blow”.
As Dundee City Council bans its workers from smoking during office hours, how enforceable is the policy and what rights do employees have when it comes to breaks? Michael Alexander looks at the bigger picture.
Guy Fawkes: Post-traumatic stress disorder former Royal Marine reveals why he has to ‘avoid’ firework season
North East Fife based Royal Marine veteran Mark (not his real name) said bonfire night can be an especially difficult time for combat veterans with mental health issues like him, with the loud bangs, bright lights and strong smells from fireworks causing serious anguish.
‘I was born to gig’, says Ireland’s leading country music star Nathan Carter ahead of latest Dundee concert
He is the Irish Country-Pop crossover star who has previously beaten the likes of Drake and Beyonce to the top of the charts in Ireland.
‘Remember remember the 5th of November’ goes the old saying to remind us it’s Guy Fawkes season. But should fireworks be banned from public sale? Michael Alexander reports.