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Brexit: Real risks of UK becoming a ‘less friendly place’ – leader comment

As MPs indulged in political theatre, a leading light of the arts issued a warning of real substance about Britain’s place in the world. It took a Supreme Court ruling for MPs to win the right to hold a “meaningful vote” about Brexit. Yesterday saw a...

Friday, 06:25 in Politics

Brexit: No one should be ‘hung from a lamp post’ – Ayesha Hazarika

As arguments over Brexit rage, the tide of online hatred is starting to inundate real-life public discourse with women a particular target, writes Ayesha Hazarika. I always love a trip to Glasgow. Especially for the old banter with the black cab...

Friday, 06:25 in Politics

Why workplace parking tax is part of a virtuous circle – Alastair Dalton

A workplace parking tax is seen as a win-win measure by Edinburgh and Glasgow, cutting congestion and helping to fund better public transport, writes Alastair Dalton. How much did it cost you to get to work today? If you travelled by bus or train,...

Friday, 06:25 in Politics

High consumption of diet drinks linked to stroke and early death

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, research suggests. A large study involving more than 80,000 women found that drinking two or more diet drinks a day - including fizzy drinks...

Thursday, 20:22 in Health

Airbus announces end of superjumbo after poor sales

Unions have expressed “bitter disappointment” at news that Airbus is to cease production of its superjumbo A380 aircraft. Unite, which represents workers at Airbus sites in Broughton, North Wales, and Filton, near Bristol, and those in supply chain...

Thursday, 19:53 in Hot News

Businesses in Scotland could be fined for failing to comply with parking levy

Scots firms could face hefty fines over failures to comply with controversial plans for a workplace parking levy, the Tories have claimed. Penalty notices of up to £207.50 a day may apply if the guidelines from the only other UK scheme - in Nottingham...

Thursday, 19:29 in Politics

Scotland’s leading universities to lower entry requirements to increase student diversity

Entry requirements for some of Scotland’s most prestigious universities will be lowered to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds, it has emerged. The University of Edinburgh has introduced a new Access Threshold programme ahead of...

Thursday, 19:20 in Politics

Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers a blow as MPs inflict another defeat

Theresa May hopes of renegotiating her Brexit deal have been dealt a serious blow after her own MPs handed the government another defeat. A motion affirming the government’s plans to secure changes to the Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by 303 to...

Thursday, 19:03 in Politics

Glasgow war memorial vandalised in suspected hammer attack

A memorial to Scottish soldiers killed in the Boer War more than a century ago has been severely damaged in a suspected hammer attack by vandals. The sandstone sculpture of an unnamed infantryman in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park was targeted, with the...

Thursday, 18:03 in Lifestyle

Glasgow shop is selling cans of original recipe Irn Bru for £3.99

An entreprenurial Glasgow shopkeeper is selling original recipe can of Irn Bru for the eye-watering price of £3.99. Shugufta Ahmed, the owner of News 24 near Glasgow Central Station is offloading stockpiled sugar-rich versions of Scotland's favourite...

Thursday, 16:49 in Lifestyle

Handfasting : When Scots ‘married’ for a year and a day

Handfasting has become a pretty ceremonial addition to modern weddings in Scotland but in the past it was the union of choice for those wanting to test the true compatibility of their love. Typically people would become bound in a contract where they...

Thursday, 16:49 in Lifestyle

Tech awards confirm BookingGo chief as judge ahead of entry deadline

The Northern Tech Awards, which aims to recognise and celebrate the fastest growing tech companies in Scotland and northern England, has confirmed the latest addition to its judging panel ahead of applications for the event closing next week. The...

Thursday, 16:47 in Business

Council backs ban on ‘go large’ takeaway promotions

A Scottish local authority has signalled its support for a ban on ‘go large’ promotions on meals in cafes, restaurants, and takeaways as part of attempts by the country’s food watchdog to tackle the nation’s poor diet. Councillors in Dundee, which has...

Thursday, 16:42 in Lifestyle

Brexit: Corbyn and May’s lack of plain-speaking is a serious problem – Paris Gourtsoyannis

As Brexit looms, our leaders have kept us guessing on the big decisions ahead. It hasn’t helped anyone, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis. Speaking to politicians and other government insiders about what happens next, the most worrying responses aren’t from...

Thursday, 16:30 in Politics

15 of the most haunted castles and historic sites in Scotland

Here are 15 of the country's most haunted sites. 1. Skaill House Skaill House is built in the periphery of neolithic settlement Skara Brae. The property is thought to be built on an ancient burial ground with visitors reporting sightings of ghostly...

Thursday, 16:23 in Lifestyle

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