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Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon will hold crunch talks today in their first meeting since trading verbal blows over a second independence referendum. The Prime Minister will deliver a speech to staff at the East Kilbride base of the UK’s Department for I
A last-gasp goal from the much-maligned Chris Martin saved Scotland boss Gordon Strachan’s job and kept the World Cup dream alive for a little longer. A brilliant run and pass from debut maker Stuart Armstrong set up Martin for the 88th-minute winner aga
A second Scottish independence referendum should not take place until after the UK leaves the European Union, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The UK Labour leader vowed, however, that his MPs would not vote to block a bill for a return to the polls if a vote end
Scottish ministers spent almost £500,000 of public money on a wild fisheries investigation they paid little heed to, it has emerged. The SNP government decided not to pursue widespread reform of district salmon fishery boards despite a taxpayer funded ta
With its sheer heights, extensive off-piste area and Mont Blanc as a dramatic backdrop, Chamonix is a huge draw for high altitude thrill seekers. And hip new hotel Rocky Pop is making it all more accessible, says Lauren Taylor. “Everyone comes here for t
A new Legoland is attracting families to Dubai. Josie Clarke and her son give their verdict Lego has expanded its empire into the Dubai desert with the opening of its latest theme park – and my five-year-old son could not be happier about it. Like most c
A bullet header from substitute Thomas Mikkelsen provided the fizz for Dundee United as they lifted the Irn-Bru Cup at Fir Park. The Tangerines collected the trophy for the first time by beating fellow Championship club St Mirren 2-1 in an entertaining f
He’s returned to his home city to launch the first brewery in Dundee in 50 years. Gayle Ritchie finds out more about the man behind 71 Brewing When Duncan Alexander says there’s something in the water in Dundee, he isn’t just alluding to the cultural and
Den of Alyth (or more traditionally Den O’Alyth) is a wooded valley on the outskirts of Alyth, a popular local beauty spot boasting a network of paths and bridges perfect for peaceful riverside roaming below mature oak, ash, beech and birch. Poke a toe o
Dundee United may be battling to win promotion back to the top of Scottish football, but off the field they are also in the putative stages of a war. Only warning shots have been fired so far and there have been no injuries but when the real ammunition i
Dundee boss Paul Hartley has been dealt a big blow with the news that defender Kosta Gadzhalov is set to be sidelined for up to three weeks. The big Bulgarian will definitely miss next Friday night’s game at Dens while there is a doubt over another key p
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan believes deciding who starts up front against Slovenia will be one of the biggest decisions of his managerial career. Steven Fletcher, Leigh Griffiths, Chris Martin, Steven Naismith and Jordan Rhodes are the five attacker
Scotland captain Scott Brown would not have stepped out of international retirement for anyone other than Gordon Strachan and is determined to help the national team manager keep his job. The Celtic midfielder retired from international football in the s
As the iconic silhouette of the V&A museum emerges from the waterfront, there’s an air of change in Dundee. A new era for the city where creativity and design are at the forefront. But beyond the glitz and glamour of the waterfront, in the...
Dundee boasts some of the world’s elite ice skaters. Gayle Ritchie ventures on to the rink to learn the secrets of its success The last time I attempted to ice skate, I was 14 years old and on a date with a spotty teenage lad. As the disco lights flashed
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