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Flu risk leads to order to keep all poultry indoors

Farmers and poultry producers have been ordered to keep their birds indoors due to what is seen as the growing threat of a virulent strain of avian flu arriving from the continent. Governments in Scotland and the rest of the UK have declared a prevention

3 min. ago in Business
 

Georgian townhouses to undergo £2m revamp

The Charlotte Square Collection is planning a £2 million refurbishment of two townhouses on Edinburgh’s iconic Georgian square. Bosses said the overhaul of the properties at 24 and 25 Charlotte Square was being undertaken to meet strong market demand for

3 min. ago in Business
 

Business Stream chief grilled over farm complaints

Complaints that had poured in from the farming sector over the operations of Business Stream, Scottish Water’s commercial supply arm, were aired during scrutiny of the organisation in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. Major areas of complaint included t

15 min. ago in Politics
 

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The former commanding officer of Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has welcomed the decision to grant a fresh appeal in the case. Blackman, also known as Marine A, is serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan captive but an independen

25 min. ago in Hot News
 

John Menzies names new boss for distribution arm

Logistics group John Menzies today named Greg Michael as the new managing director for its distribution business. The Edinburgh-based firm said the former senior figure at delivery specialists DHL and Deutsche Post brings with him “relevant third-party l

27 min. ago in Business
 

St Kilda’s kittiwake population close to brink of collapse

Conservation experts fear the kittiwake population on St Kilda is at risk of collapse after numbers plummeted to their lowest levels. Conservation experts fear the kittiwake population on St Kilda is at risk of collapse after numbers plummeted to their l

41 min. ago in Environment
 

LibDems fined for failing to declare election spending

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election. The Electoral Commission said it had also referred the matter to the police to see if any criminal of

today, 09:21 in Politics
 

Fresh milestone for MeyGen tidal power project

Tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources said its pioneering MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has taken a major step forward with the first installed turbine now operating at full power. The firm, which has its head office in Edinburgh, revealed the

today, 09:10 in Environment
 

Scottish business wire: Pfizer | Stagecoach | Car sales

Catch up with the main breaking business stories of the day. Pfizer fined £84m over ‘unfair’ epilepsy drug pricing Drugs groups Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90 million for “excessive and unfair” pricing to the NHS after hiking the cost

today, 08:58 in Business
 

David Davis under pressure to reveal Brexit negotiation plan

Brexit Secretary David Davis is expected to face calls in the Commons to reveal how detailed a plan Theresa May will set out before starting negotiations with the European Union. Faced with a revolt by up to 40 Tory MPs, the Prime Minister yesterday bowe

today, 08:56 in Hot News
 

Humza Yousaf caught driving without insurance

Transport minister Humza Yousaf has been caught driving without insurance, according to a report. Police officers are said to have stopped Mr Yousaf during routine checks on the A835 near Dingwall, Easter Ross, last Friday. Mr Yousaf, 31, who has come un

today, 08:39 in Politics
 

Inquest into car plunge deaths of Viola Beach band members

An inquest into the deaths of up-and-coming British band Viola Beach will take place later today. All four members of the Warrington band - Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin - were killed alongside their manager Craig Tarry when their

today, 08:10 in Hot News
 

At least 54 dead and dozens injured in Indonesian earthquake

A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province today, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Major General Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh prov

today, 07:55 in World News
 

Pfizer fined £84m over ‘unfair’ epilepsy drug pricing

Drugs groups Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90 million for “excessive and unfair” pricing to the NHS after hiking the cost of an anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600 per cent. The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) said drug maker...

today, 07:54 in Business
 

Vauxhall says ‘no confirmed reports’ of car fires in Corsas

Vauxhall said it has received “no confirmed reports” of fires starting in the heating and ventilation systems of some Corsa models after it was reported there may be a risk. According to The Sun, analysis of a burnt-out Corsa D, a model introduced in 200

today, 07:52 in Hot News
 


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