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Exposure to household detergents could increase aggressive breast cancer risk

Some household detergents, antiseptics and insecticides are potential environmental risk factors and new targets for treating an aggressive form of breast cancer, scientists say. According to new data, exposure to common everyday chemicals may...

12 November 2019 in Health

Doctors issue vaping warning after teenager nearly dies

Doctors have issued a warning over vaping after a British teenager almost died from serious respiratory failure linked to e-cigarettes. Ewan Fisher, who turns 19 today, was treated at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust for “catastrophic”...

12 November 2019 in Health

MPs demand review over £1bn Scottish budget ‘black hole’

Scotland could face a shortfall of hundreds of millions of pounds in crucial funds for public services as a result of “structural issues” in the framework that determines Holyrood’s annual budget. The dearth of high earners in Scotland compared with...

12 November 2019 in Politics

General election: Why everyone must be alive to effect of tactical voting – leader comment

Twin issues of Brexit and independence are making voters consider hitherto unimaginable choices at the coming general election. At the European Parliament elections in May, the ground shifted under the feet of many voters. The newly formed Brexit...

12 November 2019 in Politics

General Election: Why pushing independence message is smart SNP strategy – Ian Swanson

Nicola Sturgeon’s decision to put independence at the top of the SNP’s agenda has risks, but could help persuade disaffected supporters go out and vote, writes Ian Swanson. BORIS Johnson wanted this election to be about Brexit – but he can’t control...

12 November 2019 in Politics

Why Donald Trump’s impeachment is worthwhile even if it hands him a victory – Henry McLeish

Given the Republicans’ control of the Senate, it is unlikely Donald Trump will become the first successfully impeached president in US history, but the process could be worthwhile political therapy for the nation, writes Henry McLeish. Taking control...

12 November 2019 in Politics

PureLiFi raises $18m to roll out LiFi-enabled phones, tables and laptops

Wireless communications company PureLifi has raised $18 million (£14m) to support a mass roll-out of its technology to the consumer market. The Edinburgh tech business described the fundraise as a “watershed moment” for LiFi technology, which uses...

12 November 2019 in Business

How we are building inclusive schools - Lindsey Mitchell

Like many who grew up in the 1980s, school was the building where I spent each weekday, moved along corridors by ­prefects and herded by teachers in to ­classrooms where I would sit at a desk, organised in neat rows all facing the front. Break times...

12 November 2019 in Business

British army officer and founder of Syria volunteers found dead

A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organisation in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkish officials said. James Le Mesurier’s body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their...

11 November 2019 in Hot News

Edinburgh Greens criticised for campaigning during Remembrance Day services

Party activists were urged to meet at 11am to "take our message to voters" GREENS have been criticised for going campaigning during Remembrance Day services. The party posted tweets urging supporters in both Edinburgh West and Edinburgh...

11 November 2019 in Politics

Senior Liberal Democrat says having zero university fees a 'fantasy'

A senior Liberal Democrat has dismissed the idea of zero university tuition fees as a "fantasy". The party's business spokesman Sam Gyimah insisted such a move would "ration" places. Mr Gyimah, who served as a Tory universities...

11 November 2019 in Learning

Teenager found dead at top Scottish private school

Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was found dead at one of Scotland’s leading private schools. Emergency services were called to Strathallan School, near Forgandenny, south of Perth, at around 7.20am yesterday. The circumstances...

11 November 2019 in Learning

Edinburgh one of only two Scottish locations in UK’s Top 10 Cities

Those that live here have long known it, but now it is official: Edinburgh is one of the UK’s best cities. Aberdeen and Edinburgh have been listed among the top 10 cities to live and work in the UK, according to new research. Ranked ninth place last...

11 November 2019 in Lifestyle

General election 2019: Scotland's future being decided by Nigel Farage, warns Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's future is at risk of being decided by Nigel Farage after he announced the Brexit Party would not stand candidates in Conservative-held seats, Nicola Sturgeon has warned. The First Minister reacted to news the Brexit Party would not contest...

11 November 2019 in Politics

Bo’ness buildings part of council’s property review

Making more use of schools could be the key to Falkirk Council transforming its property portfolio from a large number of decaying buildings to fewer modern facilities. Smaller offices, more shared space and flexible working are on the cards as...

11 November 2019 in Lifestyle

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