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Raincoat maker Hancock seeks £15k on Kickstarter to launch bespoke range

A Scottish raincoat manufacturer, whose customers include designer Stella McCartney, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Friday to back its first bespoke offering. Hancock Vulcanised Articles is looking to raise £15,000 on Kickstarter by 18...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:51
 

Euan McColm: Irish food shortage the backstop of a scoundrel

In my daydreams, there’s a special place in Hell set aside for politicians who claim their remarks have been taken out of context. Theirs is the cowards’ defence, the weasel-worded response of the well and truly bang-to-rights. No decent person in...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:44
 

Insight: Clearing the West Bank of bombs for baptisms

The lilting voices of two dozen Muscovite pilgrims rise up from the muddy waters of the River Jordan. Clad in oversized white T-shirts and smocks, they might be mistaken for hospital patients were it not for the vibrant paintings of the Baptism of...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:34
 
Zuckerberg must end far right's fundraising on Facebook – Tom Watson

Zuckerberg must end far right's fundraising on Facebook – Tom Watson

The deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson, has demanded that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg never again allows far-right activists to fundraise on the network, criticising him for having a “contempt for social responsibility”. A Guardian investigation on...

Guardian, Saturday, 23:04
 
Cabinet splits over second referendum on Brexit deal

Cabinet splits over second referendum on Brexit deal

A deep cabinet split has opened up over whether Theresa May should back a second referendum in a final attempt to end the political deadlock over Brexit, as senior Conservatives predicted on Saturday night that her blueprint for leaving the EU was...

Guardian, Saturday, 22:47
 
Labour: we'll restore right to strike in support of overseas workers

Labour: we'll restore right to strike in support of overseas workers

Labour would abolish Thatcher-era laws preventing workers in the UK from taking industrial action in solidarity with their counterparts in other countries, the shadow chancellor has announced. At an event in Airdrie, John McDonnell pledged that a...

Guardian, Saturday, 14:30
 
Labour MPs in leave areas want government 'globalisation fund'

Labour MPs in leave areas want government 'globalisation fund'

Labour MPs in leave constituencies are calling on the government to release £4.7bn in tax paid by EU workers to regenerate communities left behind by the north-south divide. In a day of action for a second referendum, on Saturday, they will announce a...

Guardian, Saturday, 10:45
 

‘Proto-Trumpian Salmond first to launch attacks on the news media’

The anti-media sentiment being expressed by politicians in the United States first developed in Scotland under the “proto-Trumpian” leadership of First Minister Alex Salmond, it has been claimed. Writing in a new book about Donald Trump’s relationship...

Scotsman, Saturday, 06:59
 

Why Trump shouldn’t stop us from loving America – Susan Dalgety

The United States is still a place that believes, in its soul, that everyone is equal, writes Susan Dalgety. Deb leaned over and asked, “What was the most troubling thing you saw on your journey round our country?” We were in her lovely family home,...

Scotsman, Saturday, 06:59
 
Christopher Grayling may back 'flawed' TransPennine rail upgrade

Christopher Grayling may back 'flawed' TransPennine rail upgrade

The transport secretary is seriously considering a recommendation to spend almost £3bn on a “flawed” and “detrimental” rail upgrade in the north of England that will do nothing to improve reliability or air pollution on a slow and delay-plagued line,...

Guardian, 7 December 2018
 

Fears raised over months of no-deal Brexit ferry chaos

A no-deal Brexit could lead to six months of chaos on key cross-Channel routes, according to the latest government assessment. Ferries between Dover and Calais and traffic using the Channel Tunnel could be disrupted until the end of September 2019. A...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

DUP set to abandon ‘duplicitous’ May after Brexit vote, claims Tory MP

Conservative MPs believe the DUP will abandon Prime Minister Theresa May in a confidence motion after next week’s crucial Brexit vote because they see her as “duplicitous”. One Tory MP said: “The DUP want her head on a plate.” It comes as Mrs May’s...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

Ferguson Marine to lodge claim in Arran ferry design row

A row over claimed "significant design changes" to CalMac's delayed new Arran ferry today escalated to legal action. Port Glasgow shipbuilders Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (Fmel) announced it planned to make a claim against Scottish...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

VIDEO: Glasgow motorist tells cyclist he can drive safely while on his phone – then crashes

A Glasgow driver has been caught on film crashing into another car, minutes after angrily telling a cyclist he was safe using his phone behind the wheel. Cyclist Dave Brennan recorded the incident on a helmet camera as he tried to persuade the man to...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 

Evans Cycles branch in Glasgow to shut in Sports Direct closures

Sports Direct has announced six Evans Cycles stores are likely to shut in the first wave of closures since it acquired the retailer, including one on the outskirts of Glasgow. The Evans Cycles branch on King’s Inch Road in Renfrew is among the...

Scotsman, 7 December 2018
 


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