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Staff in Bertie's Restaurant & Bar in Victoria Street. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Brian Monteith: I’m craving a fish supper after May’s dog’s dinner

It was quite refreshing last week to find something to write about that was not one of the two dominant issues of the last five years. Occasionally something happens that allows me to write about education or health or transport and such like – but invariably there is a dimension to the story that involves Scottish independence or Brexit, or both!

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Bullied children may become withdrawn or reluctant to go to school

Steve Cardownie: If you need hauners, bullies can be beaten

As a parent, I am acutely conscious of the problems that can arise if bullying, particularly at school, is allowed to go unchecked but it appears that many parents or guardians are still not fully aware of the tell-tale signs that their child may be being subjected to such behaviour – and so it continues, with devastating and sometimes tragic consequences.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will unveil his Budget tomorrow. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Kezia Dugdale: It’s easy, Derek – just make the rich pay up

AMID the chaos of Brexit, you could be forgiven for not realising that ­tomorrow is budget day in Scotland. This is the time of year when Finance Secretary Derek Mackay stands up and ­announces his draft spending plans, complains about not having enough powers, then fails to use the powers he does have.

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