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THE sight of a great tall slab of a building buckling, heaving and then collapsing to the ground like a house of cards is always dramatic, and can be relied upon to make for eye-catching TV coverage.
As the latest tower block demolition took place in Glasgow at the weekend I suspect that the locals had mixed feelings.
The Red Road Flats became notorious symbols of a failed experiment in high rise housing, but for some people there was also a kind of pride associated with them, an almost defiant community spirit which was defined by the buildings despite their obvious flaws.
OVER the last few weeks, I'm afraid that I've been a little rude about Glasgow's nomination for Green Capital of Europe.
The city will be up against Bristol, Brussels and the Slovenian capital Ljubljana before a jury decides on a winner to hold the title in 2015.
I think Glasgow has the potential to be a wonderful example of greener urban living. But we have a long way to go before we've achieved it.
LIKE many Scots, I stayed up much longer than I should have to watch President Obama win a second Presidential term.
As a supporter of the Democratic Party and President Obama I was delighted to see so many Americans decide that the best way forward for their country was to continue to put their trust in Obama.
But more important than who is in the White House is how the UK and the US can work together to help others across the world, how by working in partnership we can be a force for good across the world.
LAST week the Scottish Parliament played host to a media circus like nothing I've ever seen before.
The star turn they'd come to see was Donald Trump - and as far as I was concerned he was the biggest clown of the show.