The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -


The num­ber of vis­i­tors to var­i­ous PugFest events across Eng­land. The fes­ti­val, de­voted en­tirely to pugs, be­gan life in South Wales in 2014, in mem­ory of a res­cued pug called Poppy. Or­gan­is­ers have re­vealed plans to host the event in Scot­land for the first time.


The num­ber of deaths in Texas be­ing at­trib­uted to Storm Har­vey, ac­cord­ing to county and city of­fi­cials in the Amer­i­can state.

The lat­est deaths re­ported by county emer­gency of­fi­cials in­clude a power worker who was elec­tro­cuted while try­ing to re­store elec­tric­ity. The deaths span 13 coun­ties, with the high­est to­tals in Harris County.


The num­ber of pages of a long-lost JM Barrie play.

The Kir­riemuir play­wright’s bed­room farce, The Re­con­struc­tion of the Crime, in­volves mis­taken iden­tity and a night full of mis­un­der­stand­ings in a pro­vin­cial ho­tel. The play has been likened to an episode of Fawlty Tow­ers.

£1 mil­lion

The value of the tick­ets ScotRail tried to give away re­cently. Trav­ellers were left in­fu­ri­ated af­ter the firm’s web­site re­peat­edly crashed, crawled to a stop, and ran out of tick­ets on cer­tain lines within a cou­ple of hours.


The po­si­tion of St An­drews Uni­ver­sity in the lat­est an­nual Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion World Uni­ver­sity Rank­ings. The Fife in­sti­tu­tion slipped from 110th to 143rd while Dundee Uni­ver­sity fell seven places to 187th. Ox­ford held on to first place.

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