Ahead of her appearance at Slessor Gardens in Dundee with Simple Minds and The Pretenders, St Andrews-raised singer-songwriter KT Tunstall talks to Michael Alexander about ‘losing’ her Brit Award, her 'worst ever' busking experience in Dundee – and reveals why a forthcoming collaboration with 1970's rocker Suzi Quatro is a ‘real pleasure’.
In the first of a three part series looking at child poverty in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander speaks to several Dundee families who are struggling to make ends meet and finds out what efforts are being made to break the cycle of deprivation.
As a crowdfunding campaign is launched to raise funds for a pioneering brain tumour immunotherapy trial at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, surgeons – and a terminally ill patient – tell Michael Alexander why it could give hope to the hundreds of brain tumour victims diagnosed in Scotland each year.
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.
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.