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Brian Monteith: Bringing Government down might play into May’s hands

With another High Noon this week, Theresa May might have only one course left to her, writes Brian Monteith The Prime Minister has, by admittedly lows standards in these unpredictable times, had a good week. The government defeated all 15 of the...

today, 07:18 in Politics

Glasgow’s ‘ring’ of rock art sheds light on prehistory

Prehistoric people are likely to have lived in a number of settlements scattered around present-day Glasgow, given the abundance of ancient rock art in the area, research has found People are known to have lived in the area up to 10,000 years ago and...

today, 06:47 in Lifestyle

Counterfeiting story is the real deal, say prize judges

A novel about an 18th century gang of Yorkshire counterfeiters has been declared the winner of Britain’s biggest Prize for historical fiction at the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival The Gallows Pole, by Durham-born Benjamin Myers, won the £25,000...

today, 06:47 in Lifestyle

John Lewis trial buy-back scheme for clothing

John Lewis is trialling a buy-back service for customers’ unwanted clothes to help reduce the 300,000 tonnes sent to UK landfill each year More than 100 customers are currently testing the scheme that allows them to sell any unwanted clothing back to...

today, 06:42 in Business

Debit card payments overtake cash

Debit card payments overtook the number of those made by cash for the first time last year, a trade association has said There were 13.2 billion debit card payments in 2017 – eclipsing the 13.1 billion payments made in cash, according to UK Finance....

today, 06:42 in Business

Tannery goes hell for leather for expansion

A tannery that was founded more than 60 years ago has invested a seven-figure sum in machinery as it ramps up production. Clyde Leather, which is based in Neilston, East Renfrewshire, was established by Walter Bevan Harris in 1955 and has developed a...

today, 06:42 in Business

Greece and Macedonia sign deal that ends decades-long dispute

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia’s name Under the agreement, Greece’s northern neighbour will be renamed North Macedonia, a move the two countries’ leaders said would be...

today, 06:23 in World News

MSPs move to ban ‘deadly’ plastic microbeads

New laws which could ban plastic microbeads in personal care products are to be examined in holyrood The environment, climate change and land reform committee is set to look at legislation that would stop their use in such items across Scotland. The...

today, 06:10 in Hot News

Redeveloped Waverley Mall ‘will lure both shoppers and tourists’

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall reveal a new vision for the “gateway to Edinburgh”, featuring rooftop gardens and European piazza-style area Moorgarth, asset manager for the owner of the mall immediately adjacent to Waverley train...

today, 06:10 in Hot News

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Spanish port as rescue ship docks

The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid boat Aquarius has docked at the Spanish port of Valencia The Italian coastguard vessel Dattilo arrived just before 7am yesterday. It will be followed by the Aquarius and another Italian...

today, 06:09 in Politics

Lesley Riddoch: How Scotland could learn from Iceland’s World Cup success

We are all Icelanders now. Two years ago, when Iceland beat England in Euro 2016, the world witnessed a sub-Arctic nation of just 330,000 people out-perform a former footballing “great” with a population of 60 million. Last year, the Icelanders...

today, 06:09 in Politics

£85m boost for housing association

Kingdom Housing Association has landed a major £85 million funding package to help secure its development programme of more than 1,100 homes. The funding deal is being provided by institutional investors jointly for a period of 30 years with...

today, 05:59 in Business

Comment: Raising a glass to Scotland’s pubs

Pubs are at the heart of communities and Scottish culture. Some of Scotland’s pubs hold a rich history, dating back hundreds of years; others are pillars of communities, providing food and drink, and serving as a place for social cohesion and...

today, 01:30 in Business

Forces need £20bn to face Russia

The Scottish Government has raised the alarm over military bases in Scotland after a Commons committee report warned that Britain’s armed forces need a significant hike in funding to fill “black holes” in their finances MPs on the Commons defence...

today, 00:53 in Politics

Door closed on devolution deal, Mundell tells the SNP

David Mundell has closed the door on a post-Brexit devolution agreement with the Scottish Government, saying the government will offer no new proposals to break the deadlock ahead of a major House of Commons debate today The Scottish Secretary said he...

today, 00:53 in Politics

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