Where did it all go wrong? This week I should be laid oot on a sunbed perfecting my tan by an aquamarine pool, sippin’ a cocktail and thinkin’ o’ you peer folkies back in Aiberdeen as the autumn weather kicks in. Read More
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Here we are in the middle of a pandemic, everyday life has changed and people are having to make huge sacrifices. To read that students are partying when it’s clear they shouldn’t be doing this given the amount of health information out there is beyond belief.
Where did it all go wrong? This week I should be laid oot on a sunbed perfecting my tan by an aquamarine pool, sippin’ a cocktail and thinkin’ o’ you peer folkies back in Aiberdeen as the autumn weather kicks in.
America is leading the world with seven million Covid cases and more than 200,000 deaths, with Donald Trump saying: “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle – it will disappear”.
Dear First Minister. I feel your pain. Those stiletto heels.
Reading the Evening Express on a statement of Aberdeen having the “Kiss of Death” and the Covid-19 virus being the blame.
Without a doubt, much of the problem with testing lies at the feet of the UK Government.
I am so excited for the brave new world of post-Brexit Britain and the myriad benefits it will bring.
It is estimated there could now as many as 1.1 million people in Scotland caring unpaid for a loved one who is older, disabled, or seriously ill during the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many in the north-east of Scotland, and the Broch in particular, I remember the horror of Dennis Nilsen’s crimes at the time of his arrest and I found the Brian Masters book Killing For Company hard to put down.
RE recent cycle lane correspondence, I must congratulate those responsible for having the good sense to finally close the northbound left-hand turn on to Golf Road.
Fit next? This pandemic is fair diggin’ in. Plunged into lockdown in March, most of us thought it would all be over by summer – autumn at worst.
SUE Barker has confessed she had to be crow-barred out of the presenter’s seat of A Question of Sport and admitted she would not have gone voluntarily.
In recent days this page has been inundated with letters from readers complaining about the utter waste of money ACC has spent on various projects across the city.
I read with interest the article on the lady who had twice been challenged about not wearing a mask on a bus.
Henceforth, I have decided I will drive at 80mph to help me get around the north-east that bit faster. Yes, I know that’s illegal, however, I will only be breaking the law in a very specific and limited way. It’s just a small matter of going 10mph faster than the speed limit when it suits me.
I am astounded the city council has given absolutely no thought for disabled and mobility impaired drivers wanting to visit the beach boulevard.
I had sympathy for St Mirren and their manager Jim Goodwin after their three goalies were ruled out of the game with Hibs.
Aberdeen made it five wins in a row with Saturday’s victory at home to Kilmarnock.
Fans returned in small numbers to Scottish stadiums with 300 Aberdeen season ticket holders admitted for the game against Kilmarnock and the same number allowed for Ross County’s fixture with Celtic in Dingwall.
Aberdeen face a difficult evening in the Europa League against Viking FK on Thursday – but it’s still a very winnable tie for the Dons.
The recent disqualification of Novak Djokovic from the US Open, for hitting a line umpire with the ball, is symbolic of a number of the problems the world faces.
When I was a young man in the 1960s I vividly remember the arguments I had with my father regarding football.
It's been a week of Covid firsts. First time at the dentist since October, having missed my six-month check-up and hygienist rake-oot in April.
It has been a peacekeeping week, though not on the scale that would have taxed Kofi Annan.
Re the changes to Aberdeen beach and the cycle lanes, I feel it is unnecessary and really quite dangerous.
As a volunteer for the NSPCC’s Childline service, I have seen first-hand how lockdown has impacted a generation of children.
The high-profile raids carried out in Aberdeen are a sharp reminder that the scourge of the criminal drug trade is still a blight on the north-east.
I cycle three days a week from Westhill to Hazlehead using the shared pedestrian cycle route and it works.
Willie Miller column: Scotland might be top of Nations League group, but they’ve not shown they’re good enough to reach Euros
Despite Scotland’s 2-1 win against the Czech Republic last night there is still cause for concern ahead of the Euro 2020 play-offs.