As surprises go, we have a bona fide corker in our unputdownable working-week-ending edition.
Picture, if you will, the tranquil scene.
After a tough day, you are set to tuck into a lovely crisp green salad.
Luscious lettuce, crunchy cucumber and a thinly sliced ham on the side.
A small, but not altogether unsubstantial, slice of heaven I am sure you will readily agree.
But as your knife descends plate-ward there is a stirring.
A distinct movement.
In fact an unmistakable hopping.
Those of a nervous disposition look away now (and don’t look back again).
Lying on the plate amid the lettuce is a rather large and far from happy cricket (I can’t prove that the little fella wasn’t happy but he doesn’t look too chuffed in the pictures).
This is not some apocryphal horror story. It really happened.
We have the full story.
If that cricket-related shock doesn’t bowl you over and leave you stumped, fear not, we have much more to tantalise your news-hungry tastebuds.
In no particular order, we have revelations about the accelerating sales of “green cars” (energy efficient, not colour), details of a touching world war commemoration, the launch of a cultural festival in Tayside, and more on the enormous cocaine shipment discovered off the coast of Aberdeen.
Three tonnes of the white powder have allegedly been seized enough to keep at least half a dozen celebrities lively until the weekend.
Politics-wise, Thursday was yet another busy day crammed with arguments, spats, rows altercations, argy-bargy, battles, bickering, brawls, contretemps, controversy, disagreement, dispute, quarrelling, scraps and squabbling.
Friday’s controversial edition makes sense of all the tiffs.
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