It was the year that the deadliest outbreak of ebola started in West Africa and began to spread, the year that Russian conflict in Ukraine and Crimea raised global tensions and the year that a Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur destined for Beijing vanished – just four months before a different, unrelated Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down near the Ukrainian border.
The owner of a Tayside trout fishery has spoken of the moment he feared a homespun tornado would touch down on top of him.
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KT Tunstall in Dundee: Why performing with Simple Minds and The Pretenders is ‘like going to rock school’
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’.
Tayside and NE Fife children’s cancer charity TCCL on the ball as it celebrates its 25th anniversary
As Dundee-based children’s cancer charity TCCL holds its 25th anniversary ball, Michael Alexander speaks to some of those who know its ‘immeasurable worth’ from personal and professional experience.
It was the year that the Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne, the UK basked in the reflected glory of its Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the US re-elected Barack Obama as president.
Flight fans say #FarewellTornado as iconic jets bow out with flypast at Leuchars Station, RAF Tain and RAF Lossiemouth
Flight fans are gathering at air bases across Scotland today to say farewell to the RAF's iconic GR4 Tornados.
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Dundee University study: How improving oral health habits is getting to the root cause of dental decay at Perth Prison
Ahead of a Dundee University talk, Michael Alexander discovers how improving oral health habits is helping to rehabilitate prisoners at Perth.
It was a year that saw a number of notable deaths, including Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez, the Pope's resignation and a meteorite crash in Russia.