mailbox; HARRODS DON'T NEED A ROYAL CREST, PHIL.PRINCE PHILIP'S silly decision to stop Harrods using his warrant will not bother Mohammed Al Fayed.
He has just scored a great victory in the Neil Hamilton Neil Hamilton may refer to:
His team, Fulham, have dumped Wimbledon out of the FA Cup.
Harrods are enjoying a January sales boom. So who needs the royal crests?
Like it or not, Harrods is a major tourist attraction Noun 1. tourist attraction - a characteristic that attracts tourists
attractive feature, magnet, attractor, attracter, attraction - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees" . The Royals can't change that. - Les Holt, Manchester
I HAVE a widow's pension which my late husband contributed to when teachers were poorly paid. Every time I get my statement, I am warned that if I remarry remarry
[-ries, -rying, -ried] to marry again following a divorce or the death of one's previous spouse
Verb 1. or live with a partner it will stop. I haven't done either but why should someone in my position be doomed to loneliness? - Ann Mann, Ayr.
SCOTTISH football deserves a brand new state-of-the-art stadium in Strathclyde Park Strathclyde Country Park is a country park located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire and Motherwell, Scotland.
The park covers some 4 km², centred on the artificial Strathclyde Loch. It is located next to the River Clyde between Hamilton and Motherwell. .
Hampden will always hold great memories but it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to leave nostalgia behind.
The existing Hampden could be turned into a multi-complex athletics stadium and Scotland could vie for big European athletic events.
With Scotland's weather, both stadia should be under cover. Scotland would then qualify to hold events such as European and world soccer finals. - Bill Clark, Airdrie.
I WAS shocked to read that cheese mites are put on some French cheeses to add flavour. And they ban our excellent beef. It is disgusting they are allowed to get away with it. - J. Fleming, Edinburgh
POVERTY isn't to blame for the poor health of Scots, it's our addiction to drink, cigarettes and drugs. In the hungry Thirties there was real poverty but the health of the nation was better because people had a healthier lifestyle. - J. Cumming, Glasgow.
Help for miners
ANDREW WILSON Andrew Wilson could refer to:
I am determined that miners with lung disease lung disease Pulmonary disease Pulmonology Any condition causing or indicating impaired lung function Types of LD Obstructive lung disease–↓ in air flow caused by a narrowing or blockage of airways–eg, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis; will get fair compensation quickly.
We have provided money and resources to settle all claims over the next two to three years. We have had more than 90,000 so far, 7000 in Scotland. Almost all Scots claimants have had tests or been offered one. Over pounds 3million of compensation has already been paid in Scotland.
Allegations that the Government is "robbing" the miners' pension fund is simply untrue. Under a 1994 agreement, the Government guarantees miners' pensions. This means trustees can pursue a robust investment strategy, and pensions have risen by a fifth as a result. The Government has also underwritten deficits of pounds 400million.
In return for this guarantee, the Government receives half of any surpluses. I understand that the trustees continue to believe this is in the best interest of their members.
The people we are pledged to help are mostly old and very ill. They do not deserve to be worried by ill-informed comment.
Any miner or his family can get more information on our free helpline: 0800 028 2138. - Helen Liddell Helen Liddell (born 6 December 1950, in Coatbridge, Scotland) is a British politician, was M.P. for Monklands East, then for Airdrie and Shotts from 1994 to 2005, and is British High Commissioner to Australia. , MP, Minister of State for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe.
I AGREE with last week's letter about mobile phones. In the past, we managed to contact people without these daily annoyances. Thousands of people are pulling their hair out because others are constantly abusing them. - Alex Whyte, Glasgow
ANYONE with an interest in traditional Scottish dance is invited to an open meeting of the Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), was founded in 1923 as the Scottish Country Dance Society by Jean Milligan and Ysobel Stewart of Fasnacloich, who wanted to preserve country dancing as performed in Scotland, country dancing having fallen into disuse after on January 26 at 6.30pm in the Carlton Highland Hotel, Edinburgh. We will look at whether there is a need for a National Centre for Traditional Scottish Dance. The aim is to set up a working party. - Liam Paterson.
Real show of romance
POSH SPICE and David Beckham Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. seemed to be very much in love in her Victoria's Secrets TV show. They are just a young couple who have to cope with pressures like most other people. I hope they concentrate on giving baby Brooklyn a contented life.
The publicity about whether or not David wears Victoria's underwear does not seem to have bothered them. So I hope they just get on with being a happy couple. - I. Dawson, Glasgow.
VICTORIA BECKHAM'S so-called TV show, Victoria's Secrets, was a disgrace. Watching the bubble- head fawn to her celeb ce·leb
A celebrity. pals made me feel embarrassed.
Her much-publicised spending on spectacularly tacky gifts is yet another public display of how crass she can be.
Still, I suppose there is hope for us all when someone as empty-headed as this woman can make millions. - J. Thompson, Edinburgh.
JUST ASK... WE'LL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
ONE of my friends claims Matthew Perry, who plays Chandler in Friends, is comedy writer. Is this true? - Jane McGregor, Arbroath.
MATTHEW is the only member of the Friends cast who sits in on script meetings and contributes to the writing of the show.
WAS the actor who played Tonto in The Lone Ranger Lone Ranger
arch foe of criminals in early west. [Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143–144; Comics: Horn, 460; TV: Terrace, II, 34–35]
See : Crime Fighting
Lone Ranger a real Red Indian? - Jack Wilde, Broughton Street, Edinburgh. nTHE actor, Jay Silverheels Jay Silverheels (June 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk Indian actor. Early history
Born Harold J. Smith on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Silverheels excelled in athletics and lacrosse as a boy before leaving , who played Tonto was a Mohawk Indian, but he used a stage name to make himself sound more authentic. His real name was Harold Smith.
WHERE did the phrase "It's not over till the fat lady sings" come from? - R. Talbot, Motherwell.
IT was first used by Dan Cook, a reviewer in The Washington Post, on June 3, 1978. What he actually wrote was: "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings."
DO fish sleep? - Thomas Black, Jedburgh.
YES, they need their sleep too. The parrotfish parrotfish, common name for a member of the large family Scaridae, colorful reef fishes of warm seas, resembling the wrasses but of a larger size. Parrotfishes, also called pollyfishes, are so named for their powerful cutting-edged beaks, formed of fused incisorlike creates its own sleeping- bag by secreting slime for half an hour before it finally settles down to doze off.
IN response to the recent Just Ask query: "Who invented Pepsi Cola and where does the name come from?":
IT was invented in 1898 by Caleb D. Bradham. `Cola' comes from cola nuts used in it, and `Pepsi' because it was meant to combat dyspepsia dyspepsia: see indigestion. . - J. Graham, Clackmannanshire.