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Nicola Sturgeon ‘interferes’ with Holyrood ministers’ jobs, claims SNP MSP

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ‘interfering’ with cabinet ministers’ jobs by a veteran SNP MSP. Alex Neil said policy making became more centralised within the Scottish Government after Alex Salmond stepped down as First Minister in 2014...

33 min. ago in Politics

Elevator to expand reach across Scotland

Elevator, a social enterprise that supports start-ups in Scotland, revealed it has generated more than £6 million for the Scottish economy, as it hosted a visit from Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. The accelerator, Scotland’s largest provider of...

42 min. ago in Politics

Poll: workplace parking tax opposed by most Scots

A majority of Scots oppose controversial new plans to introduce a tax on people parking at work, a new poll has found. And most Scots say workers north of the border shouldn't have to pay more income tax than they would face elsewhere in the UK. The...

42 min. ago in Politics

UB40’s Brian Travers has brain tumour, thanks fans letting him ‘live the dream’

UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers has thanked fans for allowing him to “live the dream” after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The founding member of the band will miss the group’s upcoming 40th anniversary tour after suffering a seizure at home....

57 min. ago in Lifestyle

Brexit: EU says no-deal is now ‘increasingly likely’

A no-deal Brexit on April 12 is becoming “increasingly likely”, the European Commission has warned. The warning came as Theresa May addressed senior ministers at a special meeting of Cabinet ahead of a historic week of crunch votes in the House of...

today, 11:37 in Hot News

Criminals smuggling drugs and phones into prison in dead rats

Criminals stuffed dead rats with drugs and mobile phones in an attempt to smuggle the contraband into a prison, it has emerged. In the first recorded case of its kind, staff on patrol discovered the three rodents just inside the perimeter fence at HMP...

today, 11:37 in Hot News

Scotland beats Route 66 to top list of locations for a relaxing drive

The stunning scenery of Scotland has beaten Route 66 to top a list of dream locations stressed-out Brits would most like to go for a relaxing drive. Research found the average adult spends more than 11-and-a-half days per year (46 mins per day)...

today, 11:22 in Environment

Dr Mary Anne MacLeod: People living on cups of tea and thin air deserve faster action on poverty

The rise in the number of food bank is already ­symbolic of our failing social security system. Yet the appalling scale of this unfolding human tragedy in a ­country as rich as Scotland is only now becoming clear. We’ve known for some time that food...

today, 11:16 in Lifestyle

Edinburgh office with space for 1,100 seeks occupier

An office building billed as the largest of its kind currently available in Edinburgh has been released by Royal Bank of Scotland for occupation. Property experts said The Younger Building at Redheughs Avenue in South Gyle was the largest Grade A...

today, 10:49 in Politics

‘Masterplan’ to expand Edinburgh Waverley by 2048 goes on public display

MAJOR plans to redevelop and expand Scotland’s second busiest railway station have been put on public display by Network Rail. The rail operator says the proposal will allow Edinburgh Waverley to cope with soaring numbers of passengers over the next...

today, 10:39 in Politics

Majestic Wine goes Naked with store restructuring plan

Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan and name change as part of a wider transformation that will see the group stomach extra costs. The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley...

today, 09:36 in Business

Maven Capital Partners hits £100m with MBO fund

Maven Capital Partners, the Glasgow-based private equity firm, has announced the final close of a dedicated £100 million fund targeting management buy-outs across the UK. The Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund aims to invest between £5m and £15m in...

today, 09:36 in Business

Rangers want answers from BBC after domestic abuse reference

Rangers have hit out at the BBC after the club was mentioned in a segment about domestic abuse. READ MORE - Rumour Mill: Ibrox coach ‘battered in street attack’ | Rangers hit out at BBC | Celtic star expects decision on future A spokesperson told the...

today, 09:33 in Hot News

Rangers assistant Gary McAllister hospitalised after street attack - reports

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has been the victim of an unprovoked street attack, according to the Scottish Sun. READ MORE - Rumour Mill: Ibrox coach ‘battered in street attack’ | Rangers hit out at BBC | Celtic star expects decision on...

today, 09:33 in Hot News

Singer-songwriter Scott Walker dies, age 76

The Walker Brothers star Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label said. The US pop trio enjoyed hits like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself in the 1960s. The band moved to Britain and at one point their fame in...

today, 09:33 in Hot News

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