Many football observers await the game’s first £1m-a-week player as a statistical opportunity to prove that the world has officially gone mad.
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So ingrained is the anti drink-drive attitude in modern-day Tayside it seems amazing that anybody would even risk getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
You are either reading this on a computer, mobile phone, laptop or some kind of tablet device.
Recent reports about the price of fuel set to rise in time for Christmas have, on the whole, been met with a groan and shrug from most folk.
There have been a fair number of fires in Dundee recently, but one that occurred 28 years ago was in a particularly prominent location at a particularly prominent time.
Sexual equality has come a long way in 51 years, so it is no surprise that the identity of the group who scared off “mail van thugs” was spelt out bluntly.
Instead of reserving all cards and presents to a person on their birthday, it makes sense to offer some hearty congratulations to their mother as well.
In the modern world, stories about new shops, particularly supermarkets, department stores and pubs, generate plenty of interest in the pages of the Tele.
With Christmas just 18 days away, many of us are busy working out the best time to get down to the supermarket for the all-important food shop for the 25th.
In the first of a regular feature, On This Day discovers what was making the news in the Tele on this corresponding date in a bygone year.