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Tories tell Derek Mackay he can boost spending without raising taxes

The Scottish Government can boost spending without putting up taxes, opposition parties have claimed ahead of Derek Mackay’s budget statement tomorrow. The Conservatives highlighted figures showing that the Scottish Government received the...

Monday, 00:05 in Politics

UK to crack down on Scottish shell firms

The UK government is to crack down on shell companies based in Scotland that have been implicated in the laundering of tens of millions of pounds by oligarchs and criminal networks in the former Soviet Union. Ministers will announce a package of...

Monday, 00:05 in Politics

Nick Freer comment: Start-ups hit all the right notes on the night

As the late, great Tom Petty sang on the third track of breakthrough 1979 album Damn the Torpedoes, “even the losers get lucky sometime”. At the inaugural Scottish Startup Awards at Edinburgh’s Central Hall last week, among the winners on the night...

Sunday, 22:16 in Business

Devastated brother of Grace Millane pays tribute after backpacker’s body found

The brother of British backpacker Grace Millane has paid tribute after police found what they believe to be her body near a beauty spot on the outskirts of Auckland. Detective Inspector Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police, said formal identification...

Sunday, 17:18 in Hot News

Thousands protest against Tommy Robinson ‘Brexit betrayal’ march

A so-called Brexit betrayal march led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson was “vastly” outnumbered by counter-demonstrators, opposition organisers said. The English Defence League (EDL) founder and Ukip members marched with supporters through the...

Sunday, 16:25 in Politics

Dalkeith chippy reveals massive Christmas munchie box

A Dalkeith chippy has unveiled an incredible new festive treat - a Christmas munchie box. MC’s Take-Away has been teasing customers on its Facebook page, taking-pre-orders for the huge meals. READ MORE: This Edinburgh chippy is selling deep fried...

Sunday, 16:17 in Lifestyle

Girl, 3, left with horrific chemical burns and scars from henna tattoo

A three-year-old girl has been left with horrific chemical burns and permanent scars covering her arm - thanks to a black henna tattoo she got on holiday. Freja Ellis was on a family break in Antalya, Turkey when her mum Marlana, 32, treated her to...

Sunday, 16:01 in Health

I’m A Celebrity: ‘Nick Knowles had secret blazing rows in jungle’

I’m A Celebrity contestant Nick Knowles frequently had blazing rows in the jungle that were never aired on the programme, campmate Anne Hegerty claims. The DIY SOS presenter reportedly got into several heated arguments with ITV crew members in scenes...

Sunday, 14:03 in Lifestyle

David Mundell: I would not serve in Boris Johnson’s cabinet

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has revealed he would not be in Boris Johnson’s cabinet if the former foreign secretary became prime minister. Mr Mundell, who has served under both David Cameron and Theresa May, said his disagreements with the...

Sunday, 14:02 in Politics

Nicola Sturgeon: Support Scottish independence and avoid ‘Narnia with idiots’

Scotland’s First Minister branded Tory politicians “idiots” as she called on Scots to support independence. Following an article in the Sunday Telegraph where allies of Boris Johnston likened him to Aslan in CS Lewis’s Narnia series ready to end he...

Sunday, 12:45 in Politics

Brexit: Boris Johnson says PM can stay if backstop is scrapped

Boris Johnson has said Theresa May can stay on as Prime Minister if her Brexit deal is defeated on Tuesday - as long as she returns to Brussels and demands it abandons the Irish border backstop. The former Foreign Secretary refused to rule out a...

Sunday, 11:52 in Politics

Edinburgh baby dies of meningitis 24 hours after being sent home from Sick Kids

A heartbroken mother has told how her two-month old baby died of meningitis - 24 hours after being sent home from hospital. Veronica, from Leith, has spoken out about her daughter’s tragic death. Newborn Amber Rafferty died in May after doctors at...

Sunday, 11:29 in Politics

Brexit: Scots prefer independence to no-deal, poll finds

Scots prefer independence to a no deal Brexit by a margin of three to two, a new poll suggests. Voters also believe independence would be better than a negotiated Brexit settlement. However, when asked how they would vote in an independence...

Sunday, 10:55 in Politics

Mum’s fury after son’s teeth knocked out after hammer accident at school

A mum is fuming after her six-year-old son’s teeth were knocked out - when he was hit in the face with a HAMMER at school. Little Riley Meredith-Morgan lost his two upper front teeth when the tool was thrown during an outdoor school forest lesson. The...

Sunday, 10:49 in Hot News

Brexit: Theresa May in last-ditch appeal to Brussels to avoid defeat

Theresa May is preparing to go back to Brussels and demand a better Brexit deal in a bid to convince her backbenchers not to hand her a humiliating defeat in the Commons. However, Downing Street has insisted that a vote will still go ahead on Tuesday...

Sunday, 10:30 in Politics

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