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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Queensferry Crossing will be toll free, Scotland’s Finance Secretary will announce.
Hallowe’en frightfest – ‘There is hard evidence of 1400 ‘witches’ being destroyed in Scotland alone’
“There are ghosts and phantoms round us,
An extra £20 million will be included in next year’s budget to help those hit by the so-called “bedroom tax”, Nicola Sturgeon will announce.