When we’re holding out for a hero – sorry, Bonnie Tyler – they don’t have to be strong and they don’t have to be fast. It seems people would rather have someone who has perfected a royal wave over almost seven decades or who has a wizard way of writing best-selling books. When children were asked recently who were the heroes who had most changed the world for good, they named the Queen and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling. But idols and icons are very different in the eyes of each individual. So we put that exact same question to the Daily Mirror’s team of brilliant and award-winning writers. And their answers provide us with a fascinating insight into the values people hold in today’s world. Nigel Thompson: Nelson Mandela A bit like his terrific book, Long Walk To Freedom, it was a long path to my realisation that my hero is Nelson Mandela. I had long admired his indomitable spirit and the dignity he showed, below, when released after 27 … [Read more...] about Holding out for a hero
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Still Game fans were left divided last night as Scotland's favourite pensioner pair returned to our screens for the final season. Many die-hard fans of the show felt the comedy was not up to the show's usual standard, while others couldn't get enough of the patter from Jack and Victor. But the attention of viewers on the new BBC Scotland channel was quickly taken away from the humour, after being left baffled at the way one of the show's stars described his breakfast roll filling. The episode mainly focused on Winston, who shot to fame after catching a thief by throwing his prosthetic leg at him. Hoping to continue his fame, the red-faced pensioner (played by Paul Riley) tries to show off his "breakfast of champions" - but left telly fans baffled by his description of his square sausage. Putting together his roll with tattie scone, egg and lorne sausage, Winston shockingly instead calls it a "flat sausage". The comment sparked a massive response from viewers who couldn't understand … [Read more...] about Still Game star calls roll filling a ‘flat sausage’ and Scotland is confused
A thief has got inside a town centre pub and fled with a bag full of food – including up to 20 of the venue’s famous home-made fishcakes. The woman was caught on CCTV inside the Lymestone Vaults, in Newcastle, during the early-morning raid. It captures her going into the pub’s kitchen, rifling through the fridge and then emerging a short time later with a black bin bag. The bag was later found in the churchyard at nearby St Giles’s Church - with the majority of food still inside. Now Lymestone Brewery - which owns the Pepper Street pub - wants the public's help to try to catch the thief. Brewery co-director Viv Bradford said: “The woman didn’t break in, she used a key of some description. She was seen trying various keys in locks in the area. I think she just got lucky with us after fiddling with ours because it was an old lock. "The CCTV shows her come through the door and go in the kitchen. She was in there for about 15 minutes. She took the … [Read more...] about WANTED: Can YOU help catch the thief who pinched 20 fishcakes from this pub?
In an era of stagnant productivity, Slavoj Žižek is a notable outlier. Since 1972, the Slovenian philosopher – and self-described “complicated Marxist” – has published more than 80 books and essay collections, including Living in the End Times, Opera’s Second Death, Organs without Bodies and, most recently, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity. I am reminded of Stalin’s apocryphal quip on Soviet arms production: “Quantity has a quality all its own.” A poster of the dictator accompanied by the slogan “welcome to welfare” – hangs semi-ironically in Žižek’s apartment in Ljubljana. When I meet Žižek – dressed in a nondescript T-shirt and faded jeans – in central London, he explains: “You know what made it possible? It’s not a joke: communist oppression.” In 1971, having accepted a job as an assistant researcher at the … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Slavoj Žižek interview: “Trump created a crack in the liberal centrist hegemony”
Glasgow & West Scotland 7 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46784282 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A doctor from Glasgow was badly hurt after trying to stop a thief from taking his car.Dr Andrew Nath … [Read more...] about Doctor clung to car as thief sped off