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Poll: Scottish Labour support at Holyrood on the slide

Public support for Scottish Labour is on the slide as the party prepares to meet for its spring conference, a poll of Holyrood voting intentions has revealed. The results of the Panelbase survey were published as Richard Leonard faces a rebellion from...

7 March 2019 in Politics

Citizens Theatre revamp rescued after £1m bail-out

A multi-million pound overhaul of Glasgow's historic Citizens Theatre has been rescued after councillors agreed to fill a funding black hole. They have agreed to plough an extra £1 million into the long-delayed project after its cost soared by more...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Music review: Laibach, SWG3, Glasgow

If there is one thing to be taken from their 40-year career, it is that Slovenian industrial rock legends Laibach like to subvert expectations. So, in some respects, their decision to cover the songs of The Sound of Music was the most Laibach move...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Theatre review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

PATRICK SWAYZE’S premature death in 2009, at only 57, may have robbed Hollywood of one of its best-loved stars; but a decade on, his legacy is still helping to shape this spring’s touring programme at the Festival Theatre, with last week’s version of...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Under the Radar: Chuchoter

Chuchoter (pronounced “shoo-shaw-tae”) are an electro-pop duo originally from Aberdeenshire, now based in Edinburgh after studying music in the city. They’ve played the Electric Fields festival, King Tuts’s New Year’s Revolution, supported acts like...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Book review: Lanny, by Max Porter

I ought to begin with the “full disclosure”: I have worked with Max Porter and found him to be a commendably subtle, kind and intelligent editor. His debut work, Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, chalked up a staggering number of awards and...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Book review: The Department Of Sensitive Crimes, by Alexander McCall Smith

It is amusing to imagine a reader unfamiliar with Alexander McCall Smith’s work picking up this book and finding it decidedly odd. Billed as a new genre of Scandi-blanc (as opposed to Scandi-noir crime novels), The Department Of Sensitive Crimes...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Celebrity Big Brother star Roxanne Pallett comes out in support of Michael Jackson

Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett has broken her silence on social media to show her support to Michael Jackson. Pallett, who was subject to widespread backlash following her appearance on last year's Celebrity Big Brother, urged people not to...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Four-day week: Read this and you’ll be convinced it makes sense – Angela Crawley

Work is increasingly consuming every aspect of our lives. From commuting, undertaking long hours and checking emails out of the office – it’s difficult to know when the working week starts and ends, writes Angela Crawley MP. For many people, working...

7 March 2019 in Hot News

Equalities watchdog considering antisemitism case against Labour

The Labour Party is facing a possible discrimination case brought by the UK’s equalities watchdog following complaints of antisemitism. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it was examining a number of allegations and had asked...

7 March 2019 in Politics

40 books set in Scotland that everyone should read

From crime novels to historical epics, Scotland has a rich history of producing literary classics be it Walter Scott's groundbreaking Waverley or William McIlvanney's Laidlaw. 1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark Immortalised by Maggie...

7 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Greggs on a roll as sales top £1 billion in 2018

Sales at Greggs have topped £1 billion for the first time as the bakery chain recovered from a shaky start to deliver strong full-year results. Greggs posted a 15 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £82.6m for the year to 29 December, with revenues...

7 March 2019 in Business

The main reason why new mums die may surprise you – Dr Catherine Calderwood

You may have heard the announcement yesterday that £50 million will be invested in improving mental health services around pregnancy for women and their babies over the next four years. I have been asked “Why on Earth would we prioritise spending...

7 March 2019 in Health

A vomit-inducing weapon for a vomit-inducing president – leader comment

It’s tempting to make bad jokes about the arrival off the coast of Scotland of a Russian warship fitted with a weapon designed to make people vomit. Too tempting. “I didn’t know Russia was a ‘puklear power’!” “There’s nothing worse than the sight of...

7 March 2019 in Hot News

After Brexit, the economy will bounce – Bill Jamieson

Political uncertainty is a killer for business, so we could see a ‘Deal Dividend’ when Brexit’s sorted out, writes Bill Jamieson. Is there life after Brexit? Who dares make any prediction these days, without the risk of being caught out by some...

7 March 2019 in Hot News

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