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Crowds at ‘Harry Potter train’ bridge brought under control

The sight of the “Harry Potter train” coming over the Glenfinnan Aquaduct has delighted children and the young at heart for years. But now pressure on the area from thousands of fans and tourists has led to work being carried out to cope with the...

11 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Brexit economic impact: British households are £1,500 worse off than before referendum

Households in the UK have taken a £1,500 hit since the Brexit referendum due to higher than expected inflation and stalling economic growth. The average income of homes across the country is £1,500 lower than it had been predicted to be prior to the...

11 February 2019 in Hot News
 

Leave-backing expats in Spain regret their decision as Brexit looms

Brexit-backing British nationals living in Spain told Channel 4 News they feel remorse for their decision as they face an uncertain future in the EU after Brexit. Spain is host to nearly 300,000 British nationals, the greatest number in any of the...

11 February 2019 in Hot News
 

No record of controversial Alex Salmond-Nicola Sturgeon meeting

Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff has not included a controversial meeting she helped arrange - and then attend - between the First Minister and Alex Salmond in her official Government diary. Liz Lloyd, the First Minister’s top special adviser,...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

Scottish garden centre chain buys two branches from Dobbies

Dobbies Garden Centres has sold two of its smallest sites – Kinross and Cumbernauld – to an independent family owned group with five locations across central Scotland. Edinburgh-headquartered Dobbies, which describes itself as the UK’s leading garden...

11 February 2019 in Business
 

Caught on film: the thieves, the housebreakers and the fraudsters of 19th Century Scotland

They were the street robbers, housebreakers and fraudsters who turned to crime to survive the hardships of 19th Century Scotland. Now a rare collection of mugshots of those jailed for their crimes during the 1880s are to go on show for the first...

11 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

‘Young kids at the front were panicking’ - VIDEO shows moment West Lothian school bus bursts into flames

PUPILS had to scramble from a burning bus as it burst into flames on the West Lothian school run. The single-decker was ferrying about 20 pupils to West Calder High at 8.30am this morning on the A71 in Bellsquarry when smoke started billowing into the...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

University Arms, Cambridge

Sometimes with hotels, you visit, you stay, and say that was good. Very occasionally you visit, you stay, and say “that was a real find”. And that is precisely what I said about the University Arms in Cambridge. Built in 1834 as a coaching inn, the...

11 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Biggie Smalls cleans up the hood Biggie Smalls here. She never writes about me in case people think she’s a mad cat lady – but we all know cats rule the web, so while I appear to be dozing atop the laptop, I’ll take my chance. Because this week I did...

11 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 

Pupils escape from West Lothian school bus before it burst into flames

PUPILS escaped from a school bus in West Lothian that went up in flames this morning on the busy A71. An E&M Horsburgh coach was reported ablaze at around 8.30am on Monday westbound on the A71 near the Wilderness Roundabout, Bellsquarry. School...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

Scots health board wins permission to recruit more Australian nurses

A Scots health board has won permission to recruit more nurses from Australia, to ease its staffing crisis. NHS Grampian already has 50 signed up from Down Under. Now it has persuaded the Nursing and Midwifery Council to lift restrictions so it can...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

‘Lecturing America’: MSPs react to Nicola Sturgeon’s CNN interview on independence

Nicola Sturgeon has drawn criticism from Scotland’s pro-Union political parties after telling a US broadcaster that the country will be independent from the UK within five years. The First Minister made the prediction during an appearance on CNN’s...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

Campervan firm accelerates growth

A campervan company based in East Lothian is targeting further progress after reporting its most successful year on record, coinciding with the first anniversary of its move to become employee owned. Jerba Campervans, which specialises in luxury...

11 February 2019 in Business
 

Do you think Scotland will independent within 5 years - Readers’ poll

Nicola Sturgeon used an appearance on a US talk show over the weekend to declare her belief that a majority of Scots would back a Yes vote in a possible IndyRef2 within the next five years. The First Minister was interviewed by Michel Martin on the...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 

Leaving EU security arrangements will benefit crooks, says Humza Yousaf

Losing access to vital European security arrangements post-Brexit will only benefit criminals, Scotland’s justice secretary has said. Speaking on BBC Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme, Humza Yousaf suggested that regardless of what...

11 February 2019 in Politics
 


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