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British army officer and founder of Syria volunteers found dead

A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organisation in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkish officials said. James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their...

yesterday, 21:39 in Hot News
 

Edinburgh Greens criticised for campaigning during Remembrance Day services

Party activists were urged to meet at 11am to "take our message to voters" GREENS have been criticised for going campaigning during Remembrance Day services. The party posted tweets urging supporters in both Edinburgh West and Edinburgh...

yesterday, 20:23 in Politics
 

Senior Liberal Democrat says having zero university fees a 'fantasy'

A senior Liberal Democrat has dismissed the idea of zero university tuition fees as a "fantasy". The party's business spokesman Sam Gyimah insisted such a move would "ration" places. Mr Gyimah, who served as a Tory universities...

yesterday, 19:55 in Learning
 

Teenager found dead at top Scottish private school

Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was found dead at one of Scotland’s leading private schools. Emergency services were called to Strathallan School, near Forgandenny, south of Perth, at around 7.20am yesterday. The circumstances...

yesterday, 19:12 in Learning
 

Edinburgh one of only two Scottish locations in UK’s Top 10 Cities

Those that live here have long known it, but now it is official: Edinburgh is one of the UK’s best cities. Aberdeen and Edinburgh have been listed among the top 10 cities to live and work in the UK, according to new research. Ranked ninth place last...

yesterday, 19:12 in Lifestyle
 

General election 2019: Scotland's future being decided by Nigel Farage, warns Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's future is at risk of being decided by Nigel Farage after he announced the Brexit Party would not stand candidates in Conservative-held seats, Nicola Sturgeon has warned. The First Minister reacted to news the Brexit Party would not contest...

yesterday, 18:28 in Politics
 

Bo’ness buildings part of council’s property review

Making more use of schools could be the key to Falkirk Council transforming its property portfolio from a large number of decaying buildings to fewer modern facilities. Smaller offices, more shared space and flexible working are on the cards as...

yesterday, 18:22 in Lifestyle
 

IN PICTURES: Remembrance Sunday in Hawick

Hawick British Legion chairman Ian McLeod said the parade was one of the largest in recent years...and it was captured on camera by our photographer Bill McBurnie. Nina, Zara and Thea Inglis join in the service at Hawick. Contributed pix@billmcb.com...

yesterday, 18:22 in Lifestyle
 

Swift Dental Group looks to expand in Scottish market

Swift Dental Group is aiming to strengthen its Scottish offering and broaden its reach after acquiring a Dunfermline business. The Lancashire group, which describes itself as the largest dental laboratory in the UK, now has a physical presence in...

yesterday, 17:50 in Business
 

Breast and kidney cancer drugs get approval for use across Scotland's NHS

Medicines for breast and kidney cancers are among five new drugs which can now be used across Scotland's NHS. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced it had accepted the use of the treatments today while it also rejected atezolizumab for...

yesterday, 17:47 in Health
 

Thistle give you a thrill on a cold night

Tweedbank Thistle Football Club held its last Bonfire and Fireworks night on Saturday and it has been hailed as a huge success. With a pesky weather front doing its best to put a dampener on proceedings, it wasn’t the perfect conditions for a family...

yesterday, 17:39 in Lifestyle
 

Aberdeenshire's James Rizza & Sons scoops new Asda deal

A family-run Aberdeenshire ice cream firm is to create more jobs after “scooping” a new supply deal with Asda to stock two of its lines in the retailer’s Scottish stores. James Rizza & Sons will see its new double salted caramel and raspberry and...

yesterday, 17:34 in Business
 

All the winners from Falkirk Herald Business Excellence Awards 2019

A host of winners were celebrating success at The Falkirk Herald Business Excellence Awards 2019 Held last night in the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa in Polmont, the event recognised the achievements made by businesses, big and small, in the last...

yesterday, 17:34 in Business
 

Chip shop owner 'killed wife with burning oil' from deep fat fryer

A husband burned his wife of 30 years to death at their chip shop by pouring scalding hot cooking oil over her, a court has heard. Geoffrey Bran, 71, allegedly murdered his wife Mavis Bran, 69, with a deep fat fryer at the Chipoteria in Hermon,...

yesterday, 17:16 in Hot News
 

Hotel review: The Cavendish London - Unforgettable Reception

Scotland On Sunday Travel: Do Not Disturb ‘Welcome back Mr Rudden,” smiled the receptionist as I checked into The Cavendish London, one of the city’s more famous hotels. It was a greeting that left me bemused – I couldn’t recall having stayed there in...

yesterday, 17:13 in Lifestyle
 


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