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Christchurch shootings: How the New Zealand mosque attacks unfolded

Forty nine people have been killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. READ MORE: Christchurch mosque shootings: 49 dead in ‘unprecedented’ New Zealand terror attack READ MORE: Christchurch shooting: ‘Beyond awful’, Nicola...

Friday, 09:03 in World News

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s sister dies aged just 18

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s sister Felicite has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest aged 18. The aspiring fashion designer died at her flat in Earl’s Court, west London, on Wednesday. Her death is being treated as unexplained by...

Friday, 08:36 in Lifestyle

Christchurch shooting: ‘Beyond awful’, Nicola Sturgeon and world react to terror attack

Nicola Sturgeon has joined leaders around the world in condemning the terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which have left 49 dead. Scotland’s First Minister took to twitter to show solidarity with New Zealand’s muslim community after the mass...

Friday, 08:26 in Politics

MP’s aide told she’d be hanged ‘in an independent Scotland’ by two men

An MP’s staff member was told she would be hanged ‘in an independent Scotland’ by two men who turned up at his constituency office on Wednesday night, the Commons was told. Conservative Luke Graham called for more to be done to protect people who work...

Friday, 08:26 in Politics

FTSE firms slated for lack of action on gender diversity

Listed companies including Dundee-based Alliance Trust, Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King, are among dozens of firms to have been singled out for a lack of gender diversity on their boards. A letter sent to each of the companies by trade body...

Friday, 08:22 in Business

Christchurch mosque shootings: 40 dead in ‘unprecedented’ New Zealand terror attack

Forty people are believed to have died and more than 20 seriously wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch at two mosques in Christchurch , New Zealand. Three men and one woman are in custody, but police have warned more suspects may be at...

Friday, 07:20 in World News

Lord Steel facing party suspension over child abuse inquiry remarks

Former Liberal leader Lord David Steel could be suspended from the party over remarks made during a child abuse inquiry. Lord Steel has sought to “clarify” evidence he gave to an inquiry about child abuse allegations against former MP Sir Cyril...

Friday, 06:56 in Hot News

Brexit: Only one way to end the chaos – leader comment

Brexit is stretching party loyalties to breaking point with voting tactics increasingly important. We are all learning the truth of the saying that a week is a long time in politics. And we should probably steel ourselves for a few more long weeks....

Friday, 06:56 in Hot News

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon and co deserve credit for their courage – Ayesha Hazarika

Nicola Sturgeon, Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas are the only leaders to have shown any courage on Brexit, but backbenchers like Caroline Spelman and Jack Dromey have also shown their mettle, writes Ayesha Hazarika. Wednesday night found me sitting in...

Friday, 06:56 in Hot News

Co-ops help tenants to put their own houses in order – Ed Mayo

Housing co-ops have much to offer. They deliver affordable ­housing when many people are being priced out of the market. They help to ­create, and build powerful communities and offer tenants far greater control over the things that matter most to...

Friday, 06:56 in Hot News

Holyrood offers support to students overseas

Scotland’s universities will suffer if students and academics from around the world are unable to secure visas to study in the UK after Brexit, Richard Lochhead has warned. The Scottish Government minister for higher education said in a Holyrood...

Friday, 06:25 in Politics

Hundreds set to skip classes for climate strike

Hundreds of school pupils are boycotting classes today to join a mass international demonstration calling for UK and world leaders to step up action against climate change. The protests are part of a movement inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old...

Friday, 06:14 in Environment

Politicians trying to discredit school climate strikers – Holly, 13

I am striking – and have been striking for an hour every Friday since 11 January – because, although Scotland claims to be a world leader when it comes to taking action on climate change, we are in the worst third of countries for carbon emissions per...

Friday, 06:14 in Environment

Here’s why grouse shooting is bad for the Scottish countryside – Robbie Marsland

Problems of social justice and animal welfare trump any number of positives about grouse shooting, writes Robbie Marsland. Best estimates suggest that almost 20 per cent of Scotland is a grouse moor. In recent years, these moors have come under...

Friday, 06:14 in Environment

John Muir’s legacy gets pupils enthused about learning – Alan McCombes

When the last two ­Ayrshire collieries closed in the late 1980s, the surrounding pit villages slid into an economic depression, where the impact lingers on. One of these communities is ­centred around Logan Primary School, a mile outside the once...

Friday, 06:14 in Environment

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