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Such pun

The estimable press office of East Renfrewshire is best known for the excruciating puns served up by fertile press officer Hugh Dougherty.

The latest tale concerns the Thai boxer - former pupil of the council's St Luke's High, of course - who is helping young smokers to "kick" the habit.

Boxer Barry Colquhoun was roped in to encourage the kids to "packet-in" with his "stub-it-out" message, helped by a drama group from St Luke's who have no "douts" about the anti-smoking message.

Special events started being rolled out - "not rolled up" - on Tuesday and the whole enterprise should ensure that chesty pupils will no longer have a week off - "wee cough" (actually that was our effort; it's catching).

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