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Book review: Darke, by Rick Gekoski

There are some novels that are carried by voice alone; a certain timbre to the cadences, a camber to the sentences, a limber syntax that is sinuously distinctive. Often, they are works of tremendous misanthropy: think of Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s Journey

44 min. ago in Lifestyle

Book review: Night Trains - The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper, by Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin is in mourning for a sleeper train that no longer exists. While he harks back to the age of elegant overnight rail travel popularly imagined by films such as Murder On The Orient Express, his experience in Night Trains is altogether seamier

44 min. ago in Lifestyle

Nicola Sturgeon: Women politicians have it harder than men

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gentlewoman magazine, the SNP leader brought up a number of incidents that what she w

57 min. ago in Politics

Under the Radar: The Calm Fiasco

With the release of the stomping Lose Control in 2016, The Calm Fiasco appear to have signalled a move into a more robust direction, opting for a chunky, riff-laden sound and (hopefully) a departure from the lad pop of their earlier days. Last year also

today, 17:15 in Lifestyle

Music/Film review: Lost in France

The partisan audience at the Glasgow Film Festival’s hottest ticket may not have learned anything they didn’t know already from Lost In France – Niall McCann’s affectionate, nostalgic portrait of the city’s 1990s indie scene and, in particular, the bands

today, 17:15 in Lifestyle

UK to give South Sudan and Somalia £100m each in aid

South Sudan and Somalia will receive £100 million each in UK aid. 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced the new packages of UK aid for 2017/18 and called on the globa

today, 16:31 in Hot News

Youth employment programme wins £6.1m government funding

Young people across Scotland will continue to benefit from a social fund to help them into work thanks to a £6.1 million investment, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The funding for Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) will support up to 700 new job opportunities

today, 15:44 in Politics

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness. Inverness Angling Club is now welcoming entries to its Centenary Speycasting Tournament, inviting anglers from across the globe

today, 15:39 in Lifestyle

Scotland’s island councils set to win new powers

A bill handing more powers to Scotland’s three island councils is expected to pass through the Scottish Parliament in May following a four year campaign for greater recognition of remote communities. Local authority leaders in Shetland, Orkney and Comhai

today, 15:23 in Politics

Ten portions of fruit and veg a day cuts heart disease risk

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day could significantly reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and cancer, a new study has found. While eating the recommended five a day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen whe

today, 14:27 in Health

‘I am a millionaire!’ shouts £14.5m EuroMillions jackpot winner

A single mother of four told today how she ran round her house shouting after waking up to find she had won £14.5m on the EuroMillions lottery. Bev Doran, 37, of Shipley, West Yorkshire, leapt out of bed when she learned she had won Friday’s £14.5 millio

today, 13:41 in Hot News

RBS to spend £100,000 training up digital experts

Royal Bank of Scotland is to spend £100,000 training up almost 200 technology experts, one for each of its branches, to help customers use online and mobile banking. The lender, which recently said the rise in internet banking was behind a decison to clo

today, 13:40 in Business

Antigua and Barbadua have plenty to celebrate on Independence day

There’s more to this Caribbean gem than topping up your tan It’s 1 November and I’m sitting in the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at 8am. I’m not usually one for frequenting sports venues this early, but I’m not the only person here. This cricket ground is

today, 13:20 in Lifestyle

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

A new virtual reality (VR) system has been launched to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia. The invention, dubbed the Virtual Reality Empathy Platform (VR-EP), is the brainchild of David Burgher, director at Borders-ba

today, 13:07 in Business

TVSquared nets $6.5m to bolster advertising tech

Edinburgh-based television advertising technology specialist TVSquared has raised $6.5 million (£5.2m) in a funding deal led by Sir Tom Hunter’s West Coast Capital. The cash injection has also attracted matched funding from the investment arm of Scottish

today, 12:22 in Business

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