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East Renfrewshire: Brexit threatens to change election dynamic of bellwether seat

It’s a dazzlingly bright autumnal day in Giffnock and shoppers are contentedly browsing the smart shops along Fenwick Road in crisp sunshine. This is the prosperous suburban constituency of East Renfrewshire on Glasgow’s southwestern edge. When people...

Sunday, 08:05 in Politics
 

Push for compulsory sales to help the homeless

Radical new powers which could see the sale ordered of thousands of empty homes across the country are expected to be introduced as a priority to tackle the country’s housing crisis. The lack of action to tackle the problem has been branded a...

Sunday, 08:05 in Politics
 

Bill Jamieson: Promises aplenty, but can they really be delivered?

Two profound departures from economic orthodoxy are now on offer in this most extraordinary of elections. Seldom before have the mantras of one era been ditched with such a wholesale sweep and suddenness. It is not merely that “austerity” is dead. We...

Sunday, 08:05 in Politics
 

Dani Garavelli: Boris gives his all to assist Scots’ main objective

One can only imagine the glee with which the news of Boris Johnson’s foray to Moray last week must have been received within SNP HQ. And the dismay it must have brought to those Scottish Tories whose resurgence, under Ruth Davidson, was built on...

Sunday, 08:05 in Politics
 

Time running out to build studio to exploit Outlander effect, warns Scots film producer

One of Scotland’s leading film producers has warned that the country is missing out on tens of millions of pounds because of its failure to open a proper studio – as it emerged that a pledge to have one operational by the end of the year will not be...

Sunday, 08:04 in Lifestyle
 

Tom Gilzean: Tartan coffin for war veteran and fundraising hero

War veteran and fundraising hero Tom Gilzean is to be buried in a tartan coffin. Details of Mr Gilzean's funeral have been released by his son, who said everyone was welcome to attend his father's final farewell, adding "the more the...

Saturday, 17:21 in Hot News
 

Edinburgh Christmas market sets aside concerns and announces opening date

EDINBURGH'S Christmas market and fairground will open next week despite concerns being raised about the huge festive event. Organisers moved to reassure the public after pictures of the scaffolding used to hold up the market place, which can attract...

Saturday, 16:10 in Hot News
 

General Election 2019: Fresh blow to Labour as David Blunkett reveals 'despair' at party's 'anti-Semitism'

Labour's election campaign has suffered another heavy blow as former home secretary David Blunkett said the "anti-Semitism" and "thuggery" in the party makes him "despair". Lord Blunkett, who was an MP for 28 years and...

Saturday, 14:44 in Politics
 

Travel review: The Cookie Jar in Alnwick, Northumberland

In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “Get thee to a nunnery”. Ophelia might not have been too impressed but I’m delighted to be sent packing to a former religious building, in the heart of Alnwick. The convent was founded in 1895 when Reverend Mother...

Saturday, 14:44 in Lifestyle
 

Two patients suffering from diphtheria in Edinburgh hospital

Two cases of potentially deadly disease diphtheria have been diagnosed by medics in an Edinburgh hospital. The patients are believed to have travelled overseas recently and the two cases are thought to be related. They are being treated in an...

Saturday, 13:41 in Health
 

'Robo-finger' massage device debuts in Edinburgh offices

An Edinburgh healthcare company has debuted its handy “next generation” robotic physiotherapy device designed to relieve back pain. Pacla Medical, founded by former Hyundai engineer-turned-physiotherapist Chongsu Lee, has pioneered BackHug, a massage...

Saturday, 13:13 in Business
 

'Robo-finger' massage device debuts in Edinburgh offices

An Edinburgh healthcare company has debuted its handy “next generation” robotic physiotherapy device designed to relieve back pain. Pacla Medical, founded by former Hyundai engineer-turned-physiotherapist Chongsu Lee, has pioneered BackHug, a massage...

Saturday, 13:13 in Business
 

The Pipes are calling for young Falkirk musicians

Talented young Falkirk pipers are being urged to get their entries in for the world’s biggest schools piping competition. The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, to be staged in March 2020, showcases Scotland’s musical heritage - and the search...

Saturday, 12:47 in Learning
 

NHS needs help, not ideological firewalls – leader comment

SNP’s ‘NHS Protection Bill’ will not help the health service solve its growing crisis. Despite the UK Government insisting that the NHS “is not, and never will be, for sale to the private sector” – a pledge that is about as clear as it can be and...

Saturday, 08:15 in Politics
 

General election: Why Ian Austin is wrong about Labour and anti-semitism – Brian Wilson

It is a mistake to blame all Labour candidates for the anti-semitism of some ultra-left party members, writes Brian Wilson. I have been in Italy and found it, as ever, wonderful and welcoming. Of course, it has its dark side as manifested in the...

Saturday, 08:15 in Politics
 


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