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Shamima Begum: Fear and loathing has robbed us of good judgement – Tom Wood

Following the loss of her third child, we need to talk about Shamina Begum – the British teenage runaway not the black-shrouded, Isis-bride hate figure who we have seen giving excruciating TV interviews in recent weeks. So inept have these media...

18 March 2019 in Politics

We are drowning in a sea of plastic – Christine Jardine

I didn’t actually think it would be this difficult. Just a week into avoiding single-use plastics for Lent, I’ve discovered it’s almost impossible. Today was the last straw. A single-use plastic straw that I don’t want or use, but arrives already...

18 March 2019 in Environment

David Mitchell: Pressure is on to find a solution to vacant Property

Communities in Scotland are all too aware of the problems associated with living next to land or buildings lying vacant or derelict, particularly in urban areas where neglected places can become magnets for anti-social or criminal behaviour. The...

18 March 2019 in Environment

Scottish food processing plant set to reopen creating 120 jobs

A food processing firm is to create 120 jobs by taking over the former Pinneys of Scotland seafood plant that closed last year. Bhagat Holdings has received £1.7 million from ministers to buy the factory and plans to start production this autumn. The...

18 March 2019 in Business

Comment: Flexible finance advice can steer tech start-ups

When Edinburgh’s CodeBase opened its doors in 2014 it brought a new manner of thinking to the way in which start-ups incubate. The idea was simple: provide affordable space and resources for tech start-ups to grow. CodeBase now has more than 100 firms...

18 March 2019 in Business

England 38-38 Scotland: How the Scotland players rated in Calcutta Cup clash

One player gets a nine but there are a few fives after a forgettable first half for the visitors. 1. Allan Dell, 6/10 Defended valiantly around the fringes but departed injured early in the second half. other Buy a Photo 2. Stuart McInally, 7/10...

17 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Stabbing in Surrey car park being treated as a terror attack

A stabbing in Surrey in which a man rampaged with a baseball bat and knife while hurling racist abuse is being treated as a terror attack. Counter terrorism officers and Surrey Police are investigating the incident in a Tesco car park in Stanwell on...

17 March 2019 in Hot News

‘Hearts are s***e’: Hibs fan who had stroke utters first words in four months

A Hibs fan who had a stroke has told how he shocked nurses by uttering his first words in four months - mocking rival club Hearts. Darren Thomson, 22, lost all feeling in the left side of his body just 15 minutes after he developed a blinding...

17 March 2019 in Politics

Furious ScotRail passengers slam ‘appalling’ Borders Railway cancellations

Angry ScotRail passengers condemned the cancellation of ten trains on the Borders Railway today as among the worst disruption since it re-opened. The train operator blamed staff shortages after five of the last seven services of the day were halted....

17 March 2019 in Politics

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s needs being ‘totally ignored’ by Westminster

Scotland’s needs are being “totally ignored” by Westminster while the case for Scotland governing itself has never been stronger, the First Minister has said. Nicola Sturgeon, writing for The Sunday Mail, warned again that Brexit would be bad for...

17 March 2019 in Politics

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