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Take a look inside this £2.25m listed townhouse with beautiful Edinburgh views

With seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, period features and wonderful views, this full townhouse is on the market for offers over £2,250,000 with Rettie. 1. Entrance hallway The entrance hallway with original features. Other 3rd...

yesterday, 11:53 in Lifestyle

General election 2019: No need for an electoral pact in Scotland, claims SNP MP

There is no need for a pro-Remain electoral pact in Scotland as the SNP is "miles in front" of the other parties, a senior Nationalist claimed today. Joanna Cherry, the Nationalists' home affairs spokeswoman at Westminster, said her party's...

yesterday, 11:51 in Politics

Row over tension between women's and trans rights divides Scottish Labour

Hundreds of Labour Party activists and supporters - including three Scottish MSPs - have signed a declaration on women's sex-based rights, just a day after a group of Scottish Labour women wrote to Richard Leonard raising concerns about how the party...

yesterday, 11:51 in Politics

General Election 2019: Just why are so many MPs quitting politics?

Snap general elections can be tricky for political parties, as they don't give them much time to have their candidates selected and vetted and approved. Generally, those who are current MPs get rubber-stamped to run again, while a call goes out to...

yesterday, 11:51 in Politics

General Election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon slams "shameful" Tory child poverty record

Nicola Sturgeon says the battle to end child poverty must be enshrined in law as she slammed to Tories "shameful" record in tackling the issue. But the SNP leader's call for "real and determined" action comes at a time when almost...

yesterday, 11:43 in Politics

General Election 2019: Future of Scots fishing communities at risk from other parties, say Tories

The Tories have warned that they are the only party in Scotland which would not "abandon" Scotland's fishing communities. Interim leader Jackson Carlaw was on the campaign trail at Fraserburgh fish market to meet skippers and industry...

yesterday, 11:38 in Politics

Financial services veteran appointed as CCO at Hampden & Co

Hampden & Co, the Edinburgh-based private bank, has hired a financial services veteran as its chief commercial officer. Andrew Bell, who most recently held the role of commercial director, Europe at Aegon Asset Management, has also held senior...

yesterday, 10:41 in Business

Almost 70 jobs lost as Bathgate haulier goes bust

A West Lothian haulage business has gone bust with the loss of almost 70 jobs. Administrators have been appointed to Bathgate-based Corporate Road Solutions 24:7, based in the town’s Redmill Industrial Estate. Founded in 2005, the business had been...

yesterday, 09:49 in Business

Former catwalk model with dementia given fashion shoot after Vogue photographer spotted her in nursing home

A former catwalk model with dementia has been given a fashion shoot to help her care - after she was spotted in her OAP home by a top Vogue photographer. Lesley MacLennan, 85, made her name in her early twenties in Paris - working with Yves Saint...

yesterday, 09:33 in Hot News

Edinburgh boy battling back after sepsis robbed him of fingers and toes

The family of a tot from Wester Hailes are fundraising for a life-changing operation which will give their boy a ‘second chance’. At just 18-months-old Jakub Kolek was found by his mother unconscious in his cot. After rushing to Sick Kids Hospital it...

yesterday, 09:12 in Lifestyle

Former policewoman ‘left on breadline’ by Edinburgh firm refusing to pay £750 refund for ‘no show’ shutters

A mother has claimed she has been left living on the breadline by an Edinburgh company who have refused to pay her a full refund for a deposit on shutters that never arrived. Mandy Atkins, a 50-year-old former police officer, ordered two sets of...

yesterday, 08:48 in Politics

Mother murdered two of her children and conspired to kill four

A mother who murdered two of her children and conspired to kill four more is to be sentenced. Sarah Barrass was previously warned that she could be jailed for the rest of her life after she pleaded guilty to murdering sons Tristan, 13, and Blake, 14....

yesterday, 08:16 in Hot News

Falkirk East MSP welcomes analysis into employment support service

Local MSP Angus MacDonald, has welcomed new analysis of Scotland’s first fully devolved employment support service, which has shown that service users feel it has improved their quality of life. Fair Start Scotland, launched in April 2018, helps...

yesterday, 07:37 in Lifestyle

Male leaders are scared of climate activist Greta Thunberg, says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has said a lot of “grown up male leaders” are scared of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. The former US secretary of state was speaking in London alongside her daughter Chelsea to launch their book - The Book Of Gutsy Women:...

yesterday, 07:36 in Environment

Wi-Fi-focused firm launches, backed by seven-figure funding

A WiFi-focused Edinburgh-based firm helping businesses to boost customer engagement has today launched with seven-figure seed funding, enabling it to grow globally and double headcount. Stampede has debuted with £1m from investors including Techstart...

yesterday, 07:06 in Business

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