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Scotland’s least used railway station sees passenger numbers double

It’s a quaint station in a rural corner of Scotland, far removed from the hustle and bustle of urban transport hubs. But there has been a quiet upsurge this year in the number of passengers boarding or alighting the train at Barry Links in Angus, with...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 14:11

SNP gives Jeremy Corbyn until end of day for no-confidence motion

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has given Jeremy Corbyn until the end of the day to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government, or face being outflanked by other opposition parties. At a joint press conference with MPs supporting...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 13:31

Silverwood resort to expand with fresh HSBC funding

A family-run holiday resort has secured a fresh six-figure investment to expand its site and meet growing demand. Silverwood Lodges and Bistro, in Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire, has secured a £700,000 funding boost from HSBC UK to enable the site to...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 13:27
Brexit deal will return to MPs for vote before 21 January, says No 10

Brexit deal will return to MPs for vote before 21 January, says No 10

Theresa May will bring her Brexit deal back to parliament to be voted on before 21 January, Downing Street has said. The prime minister mentioned the deadline, enshrined in the EU withdrawal act, in her speech on Monday announcing her decision to...

Guardian, Tuesday, 13:06

Man arrested by armed police outside Houses of Parliament

A man has been arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament. About a dozen officers swarmed around the suspect as he was held against a fence inside the Carriage Gates on Tuesday. The entrance was the scene of a terrorist...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:55

‘Why it’s wrong to refuse to employ staff who travel by train’

A phenomenon of modern life is that people commute further to work than previously. This is now expected – indeed a requirement of receiving JobSeekers Allowance is that one must be prepared to travel 90 minutes each way by public transport, writes...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 12:17

Premature death four times more likely in deprived parts of Scotland

People who live in the most deprived areas of Scotland are four times more likely to die prematurely than those in the most wealthy. The latest figures revealing the extent of health inequality showed 20,980 people in Scotland died before the age of...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:47

Lichfield City FC suffer heavy defeat against higher league opposition in the Staffordshire Senior Cup

Lichfield City FC failed to bridge the gap on their higher league opponents as they went down 6-0 to Hednesford Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup. Jamie Hawkins’ men were always likely to face an uphill task, and so it proved as Dan Cockerline...

Lichfield Live, Tuesday, 11:41
Government's Brexit deal analysis 'overly optimistic', MPs find

Government's Brexit deal analysis 'overly optimistic', MPs find

The government kept MPs in the dark when it presented an overly optimistic assessment of its Brexit deal, rather than a realistic prediction of the final relationship, an influential committee of MPs has found. The Treasury select committee, chaired...

Guardian, Tuesday, 11:23

Scots unemployment falls while rising UK-wide

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen slightly, while rising across the rest of the UK. But there are now a record number of people in work south of the border, while this figure has fallen in Scotland. Unemployment in Scotland is down by 3,000 between...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 11:02

First look inside ‘Scotland’s biggest chippy’ in heart of Edinburgh

It’s been a church, a parish school, and even a bric-a-brac arcade. Most recently the landmark St John’s Church building in the heart of Edinburgh’s tourist-land was an Indian restaurant which had lain unused after being ravaged by a huge fire almost...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 10:00

Fast food adverts could be banned on Edinburgh’s bus and tram stops

Fast food adverts could be banned from council-owned sites in the Capital as part of an effort to tackle obesity. Liberal Democrat Cllr Kevin Lang will table a motion at Thursday’s full council meeting, calling for an investigation into “the legal...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:48

Scottish RAF veteran with sight loss spending Christmas alone after wife died

An RAF veteran with sight loss who lost his wife last Christmas has bravely spoken out about living with loneliness, which he says is heighted by the festive and winter period. Norrie Garrett, 80, from East Kilbride, lost his partner of 23 years,...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:44

Scottish economy could be rocked by Brexit, forecasters warn

The Scottish economy is on track to grow at its fastest rate since 2014 but Brexit could cause “substantial economic shock”, forecasters have warned. The Fraser of Allander Institute says there will be growth of 1.4% in 2019, 1.5% in 2020 and 1.4% in...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:30

Brexit: No renegotiation, EU Commission chief tells Theresa May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has dealt a further blow to Theresa May’s hopes of getting her Brexit deal through the Commons, saying it is the "best deal possible" with "no room whatsoever for renegotiation". Mr...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:20

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