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Theatre reviews: A Christmas Carol, Tramway | The Wizard Of Oz, Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The sheer variety and richness of the Scottish Christmas theatre scene is something of a marvel; and here are two glorious festive shows – not pantomimes, but much-loved stories for this time of year – that show off two of our finest companies at the...

Monday, 13:13 in Lifestyle

Typhoon jets scrambled in response to ‘unidentified aircraft’

Fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth on Monday in response to “unidentified aircraft” approaching UK airspace, defence chiefs have said. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that RAF Typhoons were scrambled from the Moray base with the Meteor...

Monday, 13:00 in Politics

Brexit: Theresa May 'to delay Commons vote on deal'

Theresa May will delay a Commons vote tomorrow on her Brexit deal to avoid a likely heavy defeat, according to reports. The Prime Minister will make a statement to MPs at 3.30pm on Monday during what was to be the penultimate day of debate on her...

Monday, 12:31 in Politics

Brexit: Second Scottish Tory MP says he will vote against PM's deal

The Borders MP John Lamont has said he will vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, warning it will put the Union at risk. Mr Lamont said he had “reluctantly” come to the view that he could not support the deal as it stands. In the Commons last...

Monday, 12:31 in Politics

Nicola Sturgeon enters spat with FIFA over Edinburgh World Cup map omission

A Twitter spat threatened to turn into a diplomatic incident over the weekend after Edinburgh was seemingly omitted from a map of timezones showing when football fans could tune in to watch the draw for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The map...

Monday, 12:26 in Hot News

Andy Serkis brings back Gollum for Theresa May spoof

Gollum actor Andy Serkis has revived his Gollum character from the Lord Of the Rings films to poke fun at Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans. The Hollywood actor, known for his motion-capture work playing CGI characters, donned a...

Monday, 12:05 in Lifestyle

Comedy review: Stewart Francis: Into the Punset, Paisley Town Hall

If this is to be Stewart Francis’ last tour, as he maintains, the Canadian deserves great credit for freshening up the one-liner genre in the UK. Often seen as the preserve of the deadpan, he brings big, performative silliness and sly invention to the...

Monday, 12:05 in Lifestyle

Music review: SCO & Daniele Rustioni, City Halls, Glasgow

On paper, this Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme was a little lacking in meat. Apart from Rossini’s overture, The Italian Girl in Algiers, the ensuing cocktail of Respighi and Mendelssohn leaned towards the lightweight, which possibly explained the...

Monday, 11:57 in Lifestyle

Nicola Sturgeon moves to create new human rights framework in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to set up a taskforce as the first step in introducing a new statutory human rights framework across Scotland. Creating the framework through a new law at Holyrood is one of the key recommendations made by the First...

Monday, 11:37 in Politics

Music review: Songs of Frightened Rabbit, Sleep in the Park @ Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow

Somewhere behind their stoic facial expressions and the faint tremble in drummer Grant Hutchison’s voice, there was no mistaking just what an enormous challenge it was for the members of Frightened Rabbit to hold it together throughout this, their...

Monday, 10:18 in Lifestyle

Teachers ‘lack training’ to help pupils with mental health problems

Seven out of 10 teachers feel they lack the training to help pupils with mental health problems - while just over half say the pressures of the job have contributed to them suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety. These were some of...

Monday, 10:03 in Politics

Police Scotland trains officers to deal with ‘insidious’ domestic abuse

An £825,000 training scheme will help police officers across Scotland deal with some of the more “insidious and damaging” forms of domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary said. Humza Yousaf spoke out as Police Scotland began preparing more than 14,000...

Monday, 09:46 in Politics

Brexit: Ministers obliged to get best deal for fishermen - David Mundell

The UK government will be legally obliged to negotiate a bigger share of the fish caught in British waters under amendments to the Fisheries Bill unveiled today. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has also announced £37 million of financial support...

Monday, 09:38 in Politics

I’m A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp crowned King of the Jungle

Harry Redknapp has been crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The football manager said he was stunned to have won the ITV reality series. He beat Emily Atack to the title, while John Barrowman was third. Redknapp, who...

Monday, 09:10 in Lifestyle

Brexit: UK can revoke Article 50 unilaterally, EU judges rule

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit by revoking its Article 50 notification. Judges in Luxembourg decided that the UK can stay in the EU "under terms that are unchanged" if it decides to change...

Monday, 08:27 in Politics

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