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John McDonnell: Second Brexit vote may end up as the only option

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said there may be “no other option” but to hold a second Brexit referendum in which he would personally vote to remain. Mr McDonnell said he hoped the deal with the EU could still be re-negotiated, but failing that...

Friday, 14:21 in Politics

Brexit: Johnson says May’s deal ‘like being defeated in war’

The Brexit deal obtained from Brussels by Theresa May is similar to the conditions that might be imposed on the defeated side in a war, Boris Johnson has said. As Mrs May sent senior ministers out around the country to sell her deal, Mr Johnson...

Friday, 14:13 in Politics

UK teen inspired by Columbine massacre jailed for bomb threats

A teenager inspired by the Columbine High School massacre has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare. George Duke-Cohan twice targeted schools in the UK and US with hoax messages...

Friday, 13:51 in Politics

Scottish Edge gives record £1.8m injection for ambitious start-ups

A competition that provides grants to accelerate growth in Scotland’s start-ups has awarded a record £1.8 million to two dozen promising businesses. The winners of the 13th round of the Scottish Edge contest were confirmed yesterday with Edinburgh...

Friday, 13:02 in Business

O2 customers could get compensation for mobile network outage

O2 customers affected by the mobile network’s data outage could be in line for compensation over the loss of service. British customers reported not being able to use mobile data to access the internet and the operator’s network on Thursday after...

Friday, 12:58 in Politics

Nicola Sturgeon slams UK Government over fees paid by EU citizens in public sector

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister has already promised her government would pick up the...

Friday, 12:51 in Politics

Young UK backpacker missing in New Zealand ‘last seen with man’

The father of a young British backpacker missing in New Zealand has flown to the other side of the world to make a tearful plea for information surrounding her disappearance. David Millane said his family was “extremely concerned” for the welfare of...

Friday, 11:58 in Hot News

European fund offers chance to create Fintech powerhouse in Scotland

Financial services firms and technology start-ups are being urged to use  Scottish Enterprise’s new £200 million programme to help fire growth in the fintech sector. The Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme (SEGCP) leverages private sector...

Friday, 11:12 in Science &Technology

ScotRail fares should be frozen in Scottish budget, Labour says

Scottish Labour is calling on finance secretary Derek Mackay to include a freeze on rail fares north of the Border in next week’s Holyrood Budget. Richard Leonard demanded the Scottish Government work with ScotRail bosses to prevent planned price...

Friday, 11:05 in Politics

New boss revealed for BT’s Scottish operations

Telecoms giant BT has appointed Jane Wood to lead its policy and public affairs teams in the UK devolved nations, English regions and Ireland. Wood, who joins the group from Business in the Community, will also lead the public facing functions of BT...

Friday, 10:59 in Business

Travel pitfalls: how to stay safe this Christmas

It’s worth making a list and checking it twice if you’re planning to travel this Christmas, according to Globelink It’s not just Santa Claus who’s coming to town; literally millions of us travel over Christmas or host family and friends at home....

Friday, 10:18 in Lifestyle

How to trace your Scottish family tree - according to a professional genealogist

Author of Discover your Scottish ancestry Graham Holton offers tips on tracing your Scottish family tree. Tracking down your ancestors has never been easier, but knowing where to start can be daunting. If in the right hands the reams of records...

Friday, 09:58 in Lifestyle

Review: Beauty and the Beast at the King’s Theatre

BEAUTY and the Beast makes a triumphant return to The King’s panto repertoire with this fast-paced, laugh a minute retelling of the tale as old as time. Beauty and the Beast, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, ****** Played out on one of the most magical sets...

Friday, 09:58 in Lifestyle

Former Ukip leader quits party over Tommy Robinson appointment

Ukip MEP and former leader Paul Nuttall has become the latest leading figure in the party to announce his resignation in protest at the decision to appoint Tommy Robinson as an adviser. In a statement, Mr Nuttall, the MEP for North-West England, said:...

Friday, 09:53 in Politics

Scottish MEP David Coburn quits UKIP over ‘anti-Islam’ platform

Scottish MEP David Coburn has announced that he is leaving the UK Independence Party (UKIP) over what he sees as a rise of English Nationalism and anti-Islamic policy within the party. Mr Coburn, who was surprisingly elected in 2014 at the European...

Friday, 09:53 in Politics

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