After the referendum defeat, Alex Salmond said it was time for a new leader who could now take the devolution process forward. Photograph: PA

For Scottish leader Alex Salmond, the journey started with tales from his granddad about repelling the English invaders in the 14th century. It ended (...)

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Cess is an interesting little word, used in Scotland, Ireland, and many counties in England from the border to Sussex and Somerset. It means a rate, t(...)

Rachel West holds two commemorative royal baby mugs as they go into production at the Emma Bridgewater Factory in Stoke On Trent, to celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Robert Brenchley was born in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary a few minutes after George Alexander Louis Windsor and all he will get for his trouble is a sil(...)

 Jim Jefferies of Dunfermline. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire. Jim Jeffries of troubled club Dunfermline. Photograph: Lynne Cameron /PA

Millions – hang on James Alexander Gordon’s every word as he reads out the football results on BBC radio each Saturday afternoon, enjoying, if (...)