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Day outings for killer mum of Mikaeel Kular just four years into jail sentence

The killer mum of tragic toddler Mikaeel Kular has been allowed on trips outside of jail amid reports that she will soon be formally released. Rosdeep Adekoya has been photographed out of prison on shopping trips, travelling on public transport and...

Saturday, 12:36 in Hot News

Six dead and dozens hurt in Italy nightclub stampede

A stampede at a rapper’s concert in an overcrowded disco on Italy’s central Adriatic coast killed five young teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the event early Saturday, said police, who put the number of injured at 59. Video...

Saturday, 11:12 in World News

Grace Millane: New Zealand police to charge man with murder of backpacker

A man will be charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand. The 26-year-old man has been speaking with police in Auckland in relation to her disappearance, officers said. Ms Millane, 22, went missing from a hostel in...

Saturday, 10:29 in World News

Paris tourist sites shut as “yellow vest” protests gather momentum

A crowd of “yellow vest” protesters have marched down the Champs-Elysees avenue in central Paris surrounded by police security amid fears of new violence. Hundreds of people gathered early on Saturday around the Arc de Triomphe, which was damaged in...

Saturday, 09:47 in World News

‘Proto-Trumpian Salmond first to launch attacks on the news media’

The anti-media sentiment being expressed by politicians in the United States first developed in Scotland under the “proto-Trumpian” leadership of First Minister Alex Salmond, it has been claimed. Writing in a new book about Donald Trump’s relationship...

Saturday, 06:59 in Politics

Why Trump shouldn’t stop us from loving America – Susan Dalgety

The United States is still a place that believes, in its soul, that everyone is equal, writes Susan Dalgety. Deb leaned over and asked, “What was the most troubling thing you saw on your journey round our country?” We were in her lovely family home,...

Saturday, 06:59 in Politics

Frightened Rabbit star nervous over Sleep in the Park reunion

Frightened Rabbit star Grant Hutchison has revealed his “more nervous” about playing a gig without his brother than any other in his life. The celebrated indie-rock band’s appearance at the Sleep in the Park fundraiser in Glasgow will be their first...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

Sleep in the Park to finish as founder vows to return with new event

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn has revealed he is to wind up his “Sleep in the Park” event after just two years – as it emerged that the nationwide fundraisers will fall short of official targets. He admitted it had proved more difficult than he...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

Brexit: There may be strange alliance of Brexiteers and Remainers – leader comment

Amid fevered speculation, the only thing that’s certain about Brexit is that no one knows what’s about to happen. It would be extraordinary theatre if it wasn’t so terrifying, if the economic prospects of this country, people’s jobs and mortgages,...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

I’ve just discovered an airport that proves they can be nice places – Stephen Jardine

Stephen Jardine discovers an airport with no queues, nice cafes, a library, and air not filled with sick-making perfume. And, no, it’s not in the UK. The taxi pulled up right outside the airport terminal building. “Just go in that door and straight...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

George HW Bush: What Margaret Thatcher thought of him – Brian Wilson

Within my short collection of “I was there at moments which changed history”, I would count a debate between Ronald Reagan and George Bush in Nashua, New Hampshire, in January 1984, writes Brian Wilson. Bush was seen as a shoo-in for the Republican...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

Brexit: Why MPs of all parties must back Theresa May – Brian Wilson

The only certain way of avoiding the madness of a ‘no deal’ Brexit is for MPs to back Theresa May, writes Brian Wilson Events always look bigger from inside the bubble. This week has been full of them but the essentials have not changed and the...

Saturday, 06:42 in Hot News

Edinburgh concert hall should be set in stone, not concrete – John McLellan

Cost concerns cannot override history in central Edinburgh when it comes to the debate over stone or concrete for the planned concert hall, writes John McLellan. Concrete or stone? Now the growing row over the materials for Edinburgh’s new concert...

Saturday, 06:19 in Lifestyle

School just converted my daughter to Christianity – Jane Bradley

Nativity play saw my daughter develop the religious fervour of a miniature John Knox, writes Jane Bradley. In over a year at school, I told friends south of the border, my daughter – unlike their offspring – had not been forced to sit through a single...

Saturday, 06:04 in Learning

Funds firm looks to give lift to family businesses

A specialist funding provider has launched what is being billed as “the UK’s first family finance review” after its survey showed a majority of people believe the high street is dying due to unsupportive local and national government. Capital Step...

Saturday, 02:08 in Business

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