Five decades after a Dundee photographer took one of the most famous photographs in music history, Michael Alexander looks at the legacy of The Beatles' iconic album cover Abbey Road.
‘Suddenly we were one country, one people’: Tayside and Fife Germans recall the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago
Michael Alexander speaks to Courier Country Germans and a St Andrews University academic about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the lessons learned – on both sides.
FEATURE: Dunfermline-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie would be ‘sad to see decline of libraries’, says museum on centenary of death
One hundred years after the death of Dunfermline-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on August 11, 1919, Michael Alexander examines his incredible worldwide legacy a century on.
FEATURE: Why the Pope’s Astronomer is searching for answers about life and the universe ahead of Dundee talk
Ahead of a talk he is giving in Dundee on November 1, the Pope’s chief stargazer Dr Guy Consolmagno tells Michael Alexander why he believes faith and science enhance each other.
Second World War 80th anniversary: When Angus raised concerns about evacuated Dundee children ‘infecting and contaminating’ their homes
Eighty years after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany and entered the Second World War, Michael Alexander delves into The Courier archives to see how the build up to war was being reported and how, even before hostilities began, ordinary peoples’ lives were being affected.
St Andrews terrorism expert ‘extremely worried’ about Brexit ignorance at ‘highest levels’ of British government
As St Andrews University’s world-renowned Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence launches its 25th anniversary celebrations, Michael Alexander learns more about how the violence of 'killing strangers' became modern.
Walcheren Landings 75th anniversary: Monifieth Second World War veteran, 94, recalls horror of being trapped on beaches in water-filled tank
Michael Alexander meets Monifieth Second World War veteran Ron Bruce who was in the midst of the “forgotten” Walcheren Landings during the Second World War 75 years ago this week.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I expect to be arrested any day soon’, says exiled former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati of St Andrews University
As political unrest continues, Michael Alexander speaks to exiled former Catalan education minister and St Andrews University professor Clara Ponsati about the ongoing struggles by Catalonians to gain independence from Spain - and why she has faith that Scotland's justice system will prevent her extradition to Madrid.
‘Children need a trusted news source now more than ever’, says Fife journalism expert as BBC announces Newsround shake up
Are BBC plans to move more of its children’s news from TV to online an inevitable sign of the times or does it increase the risk of children being exposed to ‘fake news’? Michael Alexander reports.
New European arrest warrant for St Andrews University academic and exiled Catalan politician Clara Ponsati
A St Andrews University academic fighting extradition from the UK for her role in Catalonia’s unsanctioned 2017 independence referendum has had a new European warrant issued for her arrest.