Yet again we see the face of radicalism with the wilful murder of innocent people in the name of religion with a rental van mowing down dozens of tourists enjoying the sun in Barcelona.
Aberdonians are classed as being tight fisted or should I say canny, but records show North-east folk are extremely supportive of worthy causes.
Little Charlie Gard has been in the news again this past week, when once again the High Court was looking at the case.
Customer loyalty is vital to every type of business and this is a result of good service, which is sadly missing from one airline operating out of Aberdeen.
Well they're almost here - the school holidays, that is. They're a time when parents and grandparents desperately try to come up with ideas to keep the wee cherubs amused for more than five minutes.