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Theresa May’s handling of Brexit a ‘classic’ case of bad leadership

Theresa May’s handling of Brexit is a classic case of bad leadership, writes Stefan Stern The gauntlet, in the form of 48 letters, has been thrown down, and a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party is on. The prime...

Wednesday, 14:29 in Politics

Five things we learned from The Scotsman's data conference

Data could give Scotland's economy a seismic boost but this growth can only be sustainable if it is grounded in a culture of responsibility. These were two of the messages that came out of The Scotsman's conference on data driven innovation which was...

Wednesday, 13:50 in Science &Technology

Pay increase for MSPs announced at Holyrood committee

MSPs will receive a pay increase of 2.3% from April next year, it has been announced. Speaking at a Holyrood committee, members of the Scottish Parliament’s Corporate Body (SPCB) said the rise, which MSPs do not vote on, is linked to those in the...

Wednesday, 13:00 in Politics

Brexit: Live updates as Theresa May faces leadership challenge

Theresa May has vowed to fight an effort to oust her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister “with everything I’ve got”. In a dramatic early morning statement outside the door to 10 Downing Street, Mrs May warned a change of Prime Minister would put...

Wednesday, 12:48 in Politics

Sainsbury’s and Asda push watchdog for more time to digest mega-merger

Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda are challenging the competition regulator for more time to be given to an investigation into their £12 billion planned merger on the grounds of its “unprecedented scale and complexity”. The two firms are to...

Wednesday, 12:35 in Business

Who are the possible contenders to be the next Prime Minister?

Enough Tory MPs have now requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a leadership contest. But who are likely to be the runners and riders? Boris Johnson Prominent Brexiteer and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (joint favourite at...

Wednesday, 11:53 in Politics

Births in Scotland have fallen to their lowest ever level

Births in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level on record between July and September. The latest official figures from the National Records of Scotland shows 13,077 babies were born between July 1 and September 30 2018. This is down 5.5% on the...

Wednesday, 11:47 in Politics

Gateway to Investment programme supports Edinburgh start-ups

A group of Edinburgh-based entrepreneurs have completed a five-week programme designed to help their start-ups grow and secure investment. Eight business owners took part in Business Gateway Edinburgh’s Gateway to Investment course, which has resulted...

Wednesday, 11:40 in Politics

Healthy, fit dad paralysed from nose down after eating a ‘dodgy curry’

A gym-mad dad was paralysed from the nose down by a rare immune disorder triggered by - a chicken curry. David Braham, 40, became unwell while watching his son play rugby after the dodgy meal and within a matter of days was fighting for his life in an...

Wednesday, 10:54 in Hot News

Scotland’s Smart Cities campaign wins £15m European funding boost

A project to improve data and digital technology across Scotland’s cities has received a further £15 million in European funding. The Scottish Cities Alliance’s Smart Cities programme aims to make the centres more attractive to potential investors and...

Wednesday, 09:45 in Environment

Nicola Sturgeon criticises ‘self-centred’ Tories over leadership contest

Nicola Sturgeon has sharply criticised the Conservative party for choosing to launch a leadership contest while the terms of Brexit remain unclear. The First Minister said the UK was facing “chaos” while “self-centred” Tory MPs were now busy...

Wednesday, 09:34 in Politics

New mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in Edinburgh hospital’

A NEW mum is feared to have bled to death in a hospital stairwell after getting lost on her way back to a ward from seeing her premature baby son. Police and hospital staff launched a frantic search for Amanda Cox and appealed for public help after...

Wednesday, 09:34 in Politics

Oil firms urged to up collaboration as confidence returns

Businesses in the oil and gas industry have today been warned not to become complacent about the need to collaborate to improve North Sea competitiveness as activity levels rise. The latest survey of North Sea suppliers and operators by Deloitte and...

Wednesday, 09:33 in Business

Theresa May: I will fight leadership challenge "with everything I've got"

Theresa May has said she will fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party "with everything I've got", warning rebels they are putting the UK's Brexit future at risk. Speaking in Downing Street after it was announced that...

Wednesday, 09:10 in Politics

Discover lions, elephants and rhino in amazing Kruger safari

Sneak peak: how to get up close and personal with the big five with on this glamping experience with a difference Want to get as close as you can to the wilderness of Africa in 2019? The latest trend in safaris promises just that . . . with nothing...

Wednesday, 08:43 in Lifestyle

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