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School traffic ban for Glasgow schools after ‘risky’ driving

Primary schools in Glasgow are to become car-free zones in a bid to tackle dangers to pupils caused by parents battling for parking and drop-spaces outside schools. The scheme, to be trialled at seven schools in the city, will see temporary pedestrian...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:24

Security call after Donald Trump speech attack

A BBC boss has called on the White House to review its security arrangements after a BBC cameraman was attacked during a speech by Donald Trump on Monday. Paul Danahar, the corporation’s Americas bureau chief, said security failed to intervene when...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:24

Hope of life-changing treatment for children with rare condition

Families affected by a rare genetic condition that can leave children unable to walk, and even breathe have been given hope of access to life-changing treatment. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a devastating and sometimes fatal which affects an...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:24

Majority back regulation of social media networks

The vast majority of adults in Scotland would back regulation of social media networks, according to a new survey. Of the 255 Scottish adults polled for child protection charity the NSPCC, 9 per cent supported statutory regulation, while 63 per cent...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:24

Unchristian Donald Trump cuts deal for power with evangelicals – Henry McLeish

Despite the separation of church and state in the US Constitution, Donald Trump – wanted as president by God, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – is making religion ever more important in American politics, writes Henry...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:24

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2019: spy shots, specs, prices and release

An all-new version of Porsche’s track-focused Cayman GT4 has been spotted testing in Sweden as the German car giant ramps up preparations ahead of the car’s launch this summer. The GT4 is based on the current 718-generation of Porsche’s Cayman sports...

The Week, Wednesday, 02:00
Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe

Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe

The Home Office has been condemned for working with the Zimbabwean government to accelerate the deportation of asylum seekers despite high-profile human rights abuses in the country. Asylum lawyers and charities told the Guardian that since Robert...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:11
Labour MPs demand workers’ rights bill to secure Brexit backing

Labour MPs demand workers’ rights bill to secure Brexit backing

Labour MPs have told Theresa May that a fresh bill on workers’ rights, not just an amendment, would be the minimum they could accept in order to secure their backing for her Brexit deal. The prime minister met Labour MPs including John Mann, Caroline...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:11

Naked anti-Brexit campaigner challenges Rees-Mogg on live TV

The naked pro-Europe campaigner Victoria Bateman has repeated her challenge to a debate with the arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg on live TV but has dropped her demand that the Tory MP should also take off his clothes for the event. Appearing nude on ITV...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:11
Theresa May's Brexit tactic: my way or a long delay

Theresa May's Brexit tactic: my way or a long delay

Theresa May’s high-stakes Brexit strategy may have been accidentally revealed on Tuesday, after her chief negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying MPs will be given a last-minute choice between her deal and a lengthy delay. The...

Guardian, Tuesday, 21:40
What next after Theresa May's appeal for more time on Brexit?

What next after Theresa May's appeal for more time on Brexit?

After Theresa May’s latest Brexit statement to the Commons we know some extra details about the timetable for the process – but not a whole lot more. What did Theresa May have to tell MPs on Tuesday? The prime minister reiterated the fact that the...

Guardian, Tuesday, 20:04
Formby denies Labour leadership is ignoring MPs on antisemitism

Formby denies Labour leadership is ignoring MPs on antisemitism

Labour’s general secretary has defended her absence from a parliamentary party meeting on antisemitism and warned MPs against attacking staff dealing with the crisis. Jennie Formby wrote to MPs on Tuesday night in response to a letter by several MPs...

Guardian, Tuesday, 19:15

Brexit: MPs sets out plans to prevent UK leaving EU in “accidental” no-deal

A cross-party group of MPs has set out plans to prevent Britain leaving the EU in an “accidental” no-deal Brexit. The group, including Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Conservative former ministers Sir Oliver Letwin and Nicholas Boles, say they are ready...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 19:06

Scottish businesses ‘would prefer UK-wide immigration system’

Businesses in Scotland have indicated a preference for a single UK-wide immigration system rather than adopting a devolved Scottish one, according to industry advisers. The Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster on Tuesday discussed the impact the...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 17:36

Why the tourist tax must be ring-fenced for culture – Richard Lewis

Composer and former SNP councillor Richard Lewis, who drew up plans for a cultural levy in 2016, says the funds raised should be used to support creative industries. It was heartening to see recently that the principle of a tourist tax or cultural...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 16:59

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