In the first of a special three-part series following the announcement that the Dundee Michelin plant faces closure in 2020, Michael Alexander visited Ballymena in Northern Ireland to find out how the community there is coping with the recent closure of their Michelin factory which led to the loss of 840 highly skilled jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.