The race to be the next Prime Minister continued, with the two contestants presenting to Scottish Conservative members at a hustings in Perth. I am not sure this blue-on-blue battle is helping anyone, least of all our Party. Plenty of constituency matters to deal with, all this while the news on the cost of living and pay gets more challenging by the day. The weather continued to chop and change, with warnings of flash floods and thunderstorms over the coming days and a breezier end of the week. In the courts footballer Ryan Giggs said his "love cheat" tag was justified and he was unfaithful in all his past relationships, but insisted he has never physically assaulted a woman. It's another sad and self-indulgent case. And former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh was found dead in his US apartment room at the age of 41.