Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sky to have primary rights to #F1 races – a sad day for sport #bbcf1

I have written many times about how utterly fabulous I think the BBC’s Formula One coverage has been over the past two and a half years. The passion of presenter Jake Humphrey, the precision of Ted Kravitz, the empathy of … Continue reading

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Feminist Friday XII: The global perspective – teaching our kids to value equality

This is a really brief contribution to this week’s Feminist Friday and it poses more questions than it resolves. As mother of a 12 year old daughter, I have huge concerns about the pressures she’ll be under in the next … Continue reading

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The opening of the National Museum of Scotland in pictures

This morning the National Museum of Scotland re-opened its doors after a refit that’s taken more than 3 year and cost £47 million. Anna and I went along – although we couldn’t stay for too long as she had her … Continue reading

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My Bob was on Reporting Scotland!

I went out last night to bid farewell to a fabulous former colleague of mine, Elspeth, who is going to Hull to live with a boy. I didn’t get to see Reporting Scotland but had a text message from a … Continue reading

Posted in Family, First Scotrail | 2 Comments

Caron’s Corkers – 28 July 2011

There has been a surfeit of stellar blogging in the past couple of days. The thing that’s making me watch the news from behind a pillow is the shenanigans in the US. I’ve been having nightmares about all the potential … Continue reading

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Jo Swinson MP strikes blow for honesty in advertising

I was really pleased to see yesterday that 2 adverts by L’Oreal had been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after a complaint from our MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson. If you want to see the judgements in full, … Continue reading

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First Scotrail derailed

In the middle of the rush hour yesterday afternoon, a train derailed in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Thankfully there were no passengers on board and nobody was hurt. However, the ensuing chaos which continues to envelop Scotland’s rail network … Continue reading


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The Intrepid Inverness Spinners cross the Scottish Border.

As you know I’ve been following the progress of wee sister Honor who, with the Inverness Spinners, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland and Inverness SNAP.  At 9:57 am … Continue reading

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I am not impressed by several reports today that the Coalition has gone back on its intention to delete DNA from innocent people in line with the system we have here in Scotland. This was set in stone in the … Continue reading

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Work Capability Assessment errors slammed by Commons Committee – Lib Dems must act

The Commons Work and Pensions Committee has highlighted failures in the Government’s Work Capability Assessment, saying these have caused “fear and anxiety” for claimants whose benefits have been stopped. This will come as no surprise to the many people for … Continue reading

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