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Market Street

This is the time of year when many St Andreans are contemplating the fast approaching cliff that is graduation. If you’re still considering your options, Alice Ralston’s experience offers a compelling case for the not-for-profit sector. If I may, I’d like to add my two cents. For far too long the philanthropy, or charity, sector has struggled to capture our...

24 hours Facebook stalking… Tesco UK

This week we focused on Tesco’s Facebook page. With 1.17 million likes, there is a lot of scope for complaints to be seen, shared and commented on. The comments range from the trivial (‘You can't deny... Aldi’s cheaper’) to the satisfied (‘I bought for the first time the Tesco Finest Beetroot and Horseradish dip....... absolutely delicious - I am...

Response to ‘Market Street’

Joshua Msika, coordinator of Transition St Andrews and third year student (BSc Hons Sustainable Development), replies to Elliott Miskin's latest 'Market Street' column. I'll take the flippant questions first: I'm personally in favour of 100 SINNERS constituting 1 SAINT. However, this takes us into shaky theological territory and that is definitely not my area of expertise. Serious questions next: no, you...

Feed me for under a fiver – Second Course

'Who can say no to a proper bit of sausage?' Pui June Choi serves up another hearty helping that can feed an entire flat for under a fiver.

Feed me for under a fiver

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash Serves 2 Total Price: £3.20 This recipe is one of my favourites and easily serves two for dinner. It takes next to no time to whip up. Any leftovers taste excellent the next afternoon for lunch. It’s a twist on the normal hash which is made with ordinary potatoes and bacon. If you’re feeling particularly flush, you...

Market Street

SAINTS – the new unofficial currency of St Andrews. After reading the article on page 5, my first thought was that the Saint Exchange must be an elaborate April Fool’s prank dreamt up by the University, but alas I was mistaken. I am entirely in favour of projects that promote cooperation between town and gown in principle, but this...

Peter Wood talks wine

New independent businesses are tena-penny in St Andrews. Many have come and some have gone. Some have risen admirably to the challenge of running a small business and others have unfortunately not. There are many traps and pitfalls of opening small businesses in our little town, not least the multiplicity of high street chains which can charge lower prices...

24 hours Facebook stalking… T-Mobile UK

Many companies create their own Facebook page for people to 'like' and show their appreciation, but this also leaves the door open for disgruntled customers to publicly display their negative feedback. We monitored several of their Facebook pages over a 24 hour period to gauge the level of customer feedback.

OFT gives pay-day loan giants ultimatum

The pay-day loans industry has come under heavy criticism in the Office of Fair Trading’s final compliance review for “widespread irresponsible lending”. Yesterday the OFT gave 50 pay-day lenders, who make up about 90% of the market, 12 weeks to either radically change their practices or have their licences removed. The OFT also announced plans to propose that the pay-day loans market be...

More money in your (new) pockets

All girls in St Andrews know the reality of clothes shopping in the town. High street brands dominate and make us all look like clones. Shops will stock clothes that they think will sell well. You’d think that, in a town with such a large student population, that these would be clothes designed, priced and marketed to students. In practice,...