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Ian Murray says Labour is the ‘only vehicle for change’ as seven MPs quit

A Scottish Labour MP has claimed the party remains the “best vehicle for change” despite seven of his parliamentary colleagues resigning in protest today. Ian Murray, a long-term critic of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, accused him of allowing a culture...

Scotsman, yesterday, 11:37
 

Catering software firm served cash boost

A catering management software firm whose clients include contract caterer Elior and restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien is looking to take a much larger bite of the US market following a six-figure funding boost. Spoonfed is aimed at organisations...

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:59
 

Aberdeen hospital to become second Scotsman Hotel

Plans to create a luxury hotel at the former Simpson Pavilion hospital building in Aberdeen have been given the green light in move that will see The Scotsman name push into the city. A multi-million pound development to transform the A-listed...

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:54
 

David Mundell: Coming out was the hardest things I’ve done

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said that coming out as gay was “one of the most difficult things I’ve done”, ahead of an event marking LGBT History Month. Mr Mundell will host a reception in Edinburgh on Thursday to celebrate the work of LGBT...

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:36
 
Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to prioritise education called ‘farcical’ as Budget slashes revenue funding for universities

Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to prioritise education called ‘farcical’ as Budget slashes revenue funding for...

Universities in Scotland will have £417 million less for day-to-day spending than four years ago if the Budget is approved this week, according to new figures. Labour say the 11% real terms reduction in revenue funds for vice-chancellors since Nicola...

The Courier, yesterday, 09:31
 

Scottish drivers could avoid penalty points and fines under new plans

Law-breaking motorists could avoid penalty points by signing up to speed awareness courses (SACs) if new plans get the green light. Lord Advocate James Wolffe, QC, has called for the introduction of SACs in Scotland - bringing the country in line with...

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:26
 

Spanish property firm targets Edinburgh

A Spanish estate agent has noted a spike in interest from UK buyers looking for a home in the sun – with Edinburgh a potential key target market – despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Alicante-based property firm Medland Spain said it...

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:26
 

Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe ‘to move to Monaco to save £4bn in tax’

Britain’s wealthiest man is allegedly planning to relocate his home and his money to Monaco in an attempt to reduce his tax bill by up to £4bn. The Sunday Times said Sir Jim Ratcliffe (inset), a prominent Brexit supporter, has been working with...

Scotsman, yesterday, 08:56
 
Several Labour MPs set to quit the party – Politics Live

Several Labour MPs set to quit the party – Politics Live

Good morning and welcome to the Guardian’s politics live blog. A small group of Labour MPs are expected to announce they will quit the party this morning due to anger over how the party is dealing with Brexit and allegations of anti-Semitism. About...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:38
 

Edinburgh top Scottish city where residents admit to unpaid tax

EDINBURGH has been named as one of the top ten cities in the UK where residents admit to unpaid tax. Research by accountants UHY Hacker Young indicates there were 23 disclosures of unpaid tax per 100,000 population last year in the Capital. Edinburgh,...

Scotsman, yesterday, 08:35
 

Nicola Sturgeon defends business trip to France after ‘jaunt’ accusation

Nicola Sturgeon will showcase Scotland as an “open and outward-looking country” during a visit to France. The First Minister is heading to Paris to address the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Assemblee Nationale, the lower house of the French...

Scotsman, yesterday, 08:35
 

Wholesaler targets major deals in Dubai

JW Filshill International, the Glasgow-based craft beer and spirits wholesaler, is targeting expansion into food exports amid rising demand from customers in China and the Middle East. The family-run firm is looking to forge a series of “major export...

Scotsman, yesterday, 08:35
 
Shadow Scottish Secretary criticised for abandoning ambition to keep Scotland in European single market

Shadow Scottish Secretary criticised for abandoning ambition to keep Scotland in European single market

The deputy leader of Scottish Labour has been criticised for abandoning her call for Scotland to stay in the European single market. Lesley Laird, the Fife MP who is also shadow Scottish Secretary, seconded a motion while a kingdom councillor that...

The Courier, yesterday, 07:29
 

One in four Scottish shoppers are stealing from self-serve machines

A quarter of self-scan customers admit they’ve stolen groceries from supermarkets in Scotland. The so-called “swipers” swap barcodes, price up fruit and veg as cheaper produce and use other tricks at unmanned checkouts at an annual cost to retailers...

Scotsman, yesterday, 07:25
 

‘Don’t parachute in major events,’ Fringe Society chief urges politicians

The figurehead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has spoken out against politicians “parachuting” in major events due to their profile and economic impact. Shona McCarthy, Fringe Society chief executive, said supporting home-grown culture should be far...

Scotsman, yesterday, 07:15
 


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