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Scotsman
today, 05:08

Smart home alarm start-up Boundary seeks £2.5m from first funding round

An Edinburgh-based start-up founded by the duo behind intelligent payment system IPOS is looking to raise £2.5 million to “revolutionise” home security. Boundary, a smart home alarm venture established by...

 
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Scotsman
today, 04:40

Wealthy overseas investors snap up Scottish property

Scottish commercial property attracted more investment last year from wealthy overseas investors than France, Japan and South Korea, according to new research. Releasing its latest Wealth Report, property consultancy...

 
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Scotsman
today, 04:40

Comment: Will Scotland adopt English-style bribery laws?

The UK’s 2010 Bribery Act has created “an international gold standard for anti-bribery and corruption legislation”, with little need for major improvements, according to a House of Lords select committee. Nonetheless,...

 
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?
BBC
today, 00:16

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

When you pick up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil from the supermarket shelf, how confident are you that it's all that it seems? The olives have had a long journey: from the tree to the mill, where the oil is...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:34

Promotions to support record sales at Graham + Sibbald

Graham + Sibbald has strengthened its leadership team with a raft of appointments as the chartered surveyor and property specialist targets record full-year revenues. The firm, which has 14 offices in Scotland and one...

 
Brexit: Europe's no-deal preparation 'falls short', say businesses
BBC
yesterday, 22:18

Brexit: Europe's no-deal preparation 'falls short', say businesses

Business lobby groups have written to the European Commission, warning that its own no-deal Brexit plans "fall short of what is needed to limit major disruptions", Newsnight has learned. The letter is from...

 
Dundee drug deaths findings are key to national response, says Nicola Sturgeon
The Courier
yesterday, 23:00

Dundee drug deaths findings are key to national response, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon says she is waiting for a Dundee inquiry to publish its findings before taking fresh action to tackle Scotland’s drugs death crisis. The Dundee Drugs Commission, which was formed to prevent more...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 22:43

Brexit: EU leaders open door to long delay as May fails to set out plan B

EU leaders have rejected Theresa May’s assurances that she can get her Brexit deal passed this week and opened the door to a long delay to the UK’s departure, offering pro-EU MPs a two-week window to mobilise for an...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:59

Smacking ban was ‘lightbulb moment’ in Ireland, former senator tells MSPs

The introduction of a ban on smacking children in Ireland was a “lightbulb moment”, a politician behind the move has told MSPs as Scotland considers adopting similar legislation. Jillian van Turnhout, a former Irish...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 19:59

Brexit: The UK is in real danger so sign the petition! – leader comment

A Remain petition with well over a million signatures may not stop Brexit but it could help prevent a no-deal. It’s not often that the ‘bosses’ of the CBI and ‘workers’ of the TUC are truly united. But, on the threat...

 
Labour launches local elections campaign with focus on Tory cuts
Guardian
yesterday, 19:58

Labour launches local elections campaign with focus on Tory cuts

Cuts to local government funding are hitting the most deprived areas of the UK the hardest, the Labour party has said at the launch of its local elections campaign in Stoke-on-Trent. Figures compiled by the party show...

 
Cabinet ministers believe risk of no-deal Brexit now 'very real'
Guardian
yesterday, 19:07

Cabinet ministers believe risk of no-deal Brexit now 'very real'

Cabinet ministers believe there is now a real risk of a no-deal Brexit, with sources close to them describing the mood in government as depressing and No 10 as “run by lunatics”. Senior members of the cabinet from...

 
‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay
Guardian
1 min. ago

‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay

For over a year Rob Mead has worked as an Uber driver in Reno, Nevada, to supplement his income as a public sector worker. Now he’s wondering if it is worth it. “After gas, added monthly rideshare insurance,...

 
ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban after no show at climate hearing
Guardian
1 min. ago

ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban after no show at climate hearing

ExxonMobil faces losing its lobby privileges at the European parliament after the company failed to show up for the first hearing into climate change denial. ExxonMobil would become only the second multinational –...

 
Scottish government set to miss its child poverty targets – report
Guardian
1 min. ago

Scottish government set to miss its child poverty targets – report

The Scottish government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution Foundation. Westminster austerity measures will put child poverty...

 
Twin cyclones force largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974
Guardian
48 min. ago

Twin cyclones force largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974

Twin cyclones approaching Western Australia and the Northern Territory have forced the largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974 with remaining residents advised to seek shelter. Air evacuations have now been...

 
Mining sector met NSW ministers almost every week over four years
Guardian
today, 05:10

Mining sector met NSW ministers almost every week over four years

Mining and resources companies have been given an extraordinary level of access to the highest rungs of the New South Wales government in the past four years, securing roughly 188 meetings with ministers in 235...

 
Sackler family: 500 cities, counties and tribes sue owners of Oxycontin maker
Guardian
today, 05:10

Sackler family: 500 cities, counties and tribes sue owners of Oxycontin maker

A group made up of more than 500 cities, counties and Native American tribes across the United States has filed a massive lawsuit accusing members of the Sackler family, who own the maker of the opioid painkiller...

 

Sport

 
Everton could HIJACK Newcastle deal for Salomon Rondon: Toffees keen on loan striker
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Everton could HIJACK Newcastle deal for Salomon Rondon: Toffees keen on loan striker

Everton boss Marco Silva is short of options in attack and Rondon could fit the bill for the Toffees. Richarlison has been the club’s main striker this season, with Cenk Tosun struggling for form and Dominic...

 
Man Utd star Pogba considering Real Madrid transfer because of Solskjaer doubt - Pundit
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Man Utd star Pogba considering Real Madrid transfer because of Solskjaer doubt - Pundit

That’s the verdict of ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop, who says the uncertainty regarding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford means Pogba should keep the door open for a potential move to the Bernabeu. The...

 
Declan Rice has become a West Ham hero... but these THREE clubs could soon sign him
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Declan Rice has become a West Ham hero... but these THREE clubs could soon sign him

The West Ham star signed a new contract committing his future to the Hammers until 2024 in December and insists he is happy at London Stadium. But Rice already has plenty of suitors weighing up a move for him. Here,...

 
Zinedine Zidane doomed to fail at Real Madrid - Frank Leboeuf reveals major concern
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Zinedine Zidane doomed to fail at Real Madrid - Frank Leboeuf reveals major concern

That’s the damning verdict of his former France team-mate and ex-Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf, who fears Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu won’t work because he’s inheriting a ‘broken’ team. The Frenchman was...

 
Celtic fans DEMAND answers as they rip into Dedryck Boyata for key reason - ‘Get to f***!’
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Celtic fans DEMAND answers as they rip into Dedryck Boyata for key reason - ‘Get to f***!’

The centre-back was absent at the weekend as Neil Lennon’s side edged 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership. Boyata was criticised earlier in the season when he was sidelined, with some fans accusing...

 
Arsenal fans will LOVE this David Alaba admission - Premier League switch ‘imaginable’
Daily Star
5 min. ago

Arsenal fans will LOVE this David Alaba admission - Premier League switch ‘imaginable’

Bayern Munich ace Alaba has been one of the most consistent defenders in world football in recent years. The 26-year-old Austrian has played a key role since becoming a first-team regular in 2010, securing a Champions...

 
 


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