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Today’s playlist

This morning’s backing tracks are by Amanda Marshall. Where have you gone, woman? Get back in the studio, please, and make more stuff like ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘I’ll be Okay’

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Random thoughts

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The old oak tree

February 23, 2018 Leave a comment

Sometimes the FA as an organisation just buggers belief; yes I do choose my words carefully.

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There but for the grace . . .

February 12, 2018 Leave a comment

This morning’s news of the Las Vegas helicopter crash was an sobering start to my day. Thirteen years ago, Eileen and I did that same excursion, on a perfect day in January.Grand Canyon

No, the photo wasn’t taken on the rim of the Canyon. It’s a standard shot they do before you leave McCarron Airport. It was great day out and the memory has lived with us ever since. We were flown by the young man standing beside me. He was named Scott; that I remember clearly. So was the pilot of yesterday’s tragic flight, and I’m guessing it’s the same guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, the other three survivors and the victims.

My recollection of Papillon Tours is of a very professional outfit, who delivered all they promised and brought us back safe after a stunning flight. They do hundreds of these flights every year, without mishap. Later today, I will dig out the video and look at it, not with any sense of relief, but in memory of those who didn’t make it back yesterday.

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October 21, 2017 Leave a comment

‘Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO’

What can top that? Maybe Trump on ‘Would I Lie to You?’, but not much else

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East Lothian girl and footballer in Sun shocker

October 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Victoria furious over David Beckham’s friendship with wild socialite Lady Mary Charteris – The Sun


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Our house, is a very, very, very fine house …

October 13, 2017 3 comments
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Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving – BBC News

September 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Deadline day plus one, US Open tennis, Italian Grand Prix, Vuelta de Espana and yet this is the lead story on BBC Sport on line.

Priorities gone awry?

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Change needed?


Absolutely. The jury makes its decision on evidence led, but a max of two years for snuffing out a life? The law needs updating.

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Trump lawyer targets poor for donations to fight Obamacare via charity that pays his family millions

June 28, 2017 1 comment
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Going to need more of these post-Brexit.

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Erin Hills | eddiepepperell

June 21, 2017 1 comment
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Lest we forget

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Green light for film studio near Straiton

When I was a young journo I was at a reception and got talking to Bryan Forbes, who was making films with young British talent.

I asked him why he didn’t make them in Scotland. His reply: ‘I’d love to but you don’t have a sound stage.’

Fifty years later …….

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Our local on a quiet evening

March 31, 2017 3 comments
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Unite’s Len McCluskey: Tom Watson a low-budget Godfather

Please, Unite members, get rid of this dangerous man.

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Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

March 21, 2017 1 comment

RIP. One of the great character-builders.

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