When the idea of centralising police and ambulance control rooms was first mooted - and we know how much the Scottish Government likes centralisation - I didn't see what all the fuss was about from those who objected to the move.
There are several questions arising from the conviction of thug Aiden Bartlett and his unnamed 17-year-old cowardly pal for launching a brutal and unprovoked attack on Richard Boyd.
Frank Gilfeather: BT’s performance is another example of high price we’ve all had to pay for privatisation
Pleased with BT's performance and charges?
I hadn't been aware until this week that a campaign had been launched by Alison Thewliss, the SNP MP for Glasgow Central, to persuade football clubs to become “breastfeeding friendly”.
It's official, the BBC will not proceed with plans for a Scottish Six - an hour-long news programme of national and international stories presented from Glasgow at 6pm Monday to Friday.
Many of us have a wistful affection for the past; nostalgia we call it.
A row has broken out over Frank Gilfeather's latest column in the Evening Express in which it's claimed he jokes about violence.
My heart sank when I read the news that large parts of the UK won't be able to see the Northern Lights by the middle of the next century.
It is not in the nature of business people to protest, as in placards, megaphones and shouts of: "What do we want?"
The people on the other side are vociferous, scary almost.
How the world has changed since my mother would send me to the corner shop – Geordie Croft’s – for a loaf of bread; unsliced and unwrapped.
Hogmanay TV highlighted trend towards cost-cutting
A year ago, who would have prophesised Donald Trump would be President of the US or that Britain would pull the lever to allow us to leave the EU?
It used to be said that the Scottish education system was second to none.
What's among the first utterances you hear from politicians when jobs are lost?
Is the North-east capable of seeing beyond the oil and gas game?
Forty years ago this weekend, in typically Messianic form, Ally MacLeod led Aberdeen to a League Cup triumph with a 2-1 win over Celtic at Hampden Park ... and the Dons disciples took him to their hearts.
Do you remember the days when local authorities didn’t outsource work?
Common sense prevailed with the naming of the polar research ship Sir David Attenborough.
It was around 20 years ago that a supply teacher told me too much of his time was taken up on disciplinary issues.
When is a £3 million-a-year salary not enough?
In one of my many incarnations I hosted a radio phone-in show in Aberdeen before I was shown the door.
Deprivation, the experts remind us, isn't just about being skint.
When the curtain drops on the Rio Olympics on Sunday, the names of the medal winners will quickly disappear from memories.
Has the Labour Party in Aberdeen signalled its intentions to become some sort of "official" opposition to the Scottish Government?
I witnessed an appalling attack in Aberdeen city centre this week which left me shaken.
Is there too much gloom and doom surrounding the downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry?
“Hello… Police Scotland control room.”
New figures show that mortgage arrears in Aberdeen have trebled since the downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Inverurie Loco Works Football Club has a certain ring to it; rather like Lokomotiv Plovdiv or FC Naursky District.