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Scots Labour MP Ian Murray refuses to sign Corbyn loyalty pledge

A Scottish Labour MP says he won't be signing a "loyalty pledge" to the leadership which is being distributed amid growing speculation of a split in the party. Former shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray branded the pledge a "little bit...

Scotsman, Sunday, 12:47
Tory benefactor John Griffin questions party reliance on rich donors

Tory benefactor John Griffin questions party reliance on rich donors

One of the Conservatives’ most generous donors has criticised the party’s reliance on wealthy benefactors, and has urged the party’s chief executive, Mick Davis, to be “more energetic” and seek £50 gifts from ordinary members. John Griffin, the taxi...

Guardian, Sunday, 12:45

In pictures: Chasetown FC v Widnes

Chasetown FC struck three times to secure the victory over Widnes – and Pamela Mullins captured the match action on camera: A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee. Advertisements

Lichfield Live, Sunday, 11:50

Sight loss support group in Lichfield seeking for volunteers

A Lichfield-based support group for people with sight loss is seeking volunteers. The Macular Society is appealing for anyone living locally who would be willing to give up some of their time to assist at the group’s meetings.  The Lichfield Macular...

Lichfield Live, Sunday, 11:50

Brexit turmoil has dealt ‘damaging blow’ to SNP’s independence hopes, says Willie Rennie

Scots want to “move on” after nearly a decade of constitutional upheaval, with the Brexit turmoil having dealt a “damaging” blow to the case for Scottish independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has declared. And as Nicola Sturgeon...

Scotsman, Sunday, 06:30
Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

Campaigners against Theresa May’s “my deal or no deal” Brexit strategy are planning to mobilise the public and politicians for a showdown over the UK’s future in Europe in the final six days before Britain is due to leave the EU, the Observer can...

Guardian, Sunday, 00:48

Glasgow ranks first when it comes to students wanting to stay after graduation

Glasgow ranks first in Scotland and fifth in the UK when it comes to students staying on in a city after they graduate. New analysis by the Centre for Cities, a London-based think-tank, found 46 per cent of students in Glasgow choose to stay on after...

Scotsman, Sunday, 00:07

Dani Garavelli: Answer to our prayers for future leaders

It makes sense that those who mocked the striking school children most savagely were those who had failed them most comprehensively. To the hollowed out shells who long ago sold their souls for a shot at power or, more cheaply still, for a Spectator...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:28

Insight: Panacea for urban congestion or poll tax on wheels?

When Nottingham City Council first announced its plans for a workplace parking levy, the backlash was immediate. “Lots of businesses were trying to work out ways to get round it,” says BBC Nottingham journalist Rebecca Brice, who covered the story. “I...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:23

Euan McColm: More lieutenants need to speak truth to power

At last, a refreshing blast of candour over Brexit. After more than two years of Prime Minister Theresa May’s rather degrading attempt to keep the rabid Eurosceptic right-wingers of the Conservative Party happy, a member of her team decided to speak...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:23

Bank of Scotland results overshadowed by Brexit

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds will report a sharp rise in annual profits this week but the impact of Brexit uncertainties on current trading will be the main focus of analysts’ attention. Investors will want to know how the group – the UK’s biggest...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:20

Travel firm targets expansion in Spanish cities

An Edinburgh-based travel firm that organises short-stay language immersion trips focused on Spain is adding new destinations to its offering. The Pack Language Experience was founded by Spaniards Adrian Lago and Ana Sanz. Lago said they wanted to tap...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:20

Subversive sewing book gets straight to the point

SS leader Heinrich Himmler’s struggle with the French Resistance for ownership of the medieval Bayeux Tapestry, and elderly men in Edinburgh compiling a collage on sectarianism, are just two of the stories in a debut book about subversive needlework...

Scotsman, Saturday, 23:14

This £5m castle in Ravelston has been named alongside the UK’s most ‘unloved’ homes

AN Edinburgh castle which once hosted the likes of Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen and Sir Walter Scott, has been included in a list of Britain’s most ‘unloved’ properties after its asking price dropped by £1 million. Situated in the affluent...

Scotsman, Saturday, 21:46
Labour pulls level with Tories in latest opinion poll

Labour pulls level with Tories in latest opinion poll

Labour has pulled level with the Conservatives, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer that suggests significant potential support for a new party. Jeremy Corbyn’s party had trailed the Tories by seven points two weeks ago. However, the...

Guardian, Saturday, 21:15

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