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Two dead after shooting at Christmas market in Strasbourg

Two people have died and at least eight have been injured after shots were fired near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg. The gunman is said to be on the run after the shooting. The European Parliament building is around two miles...

Tuesday, 22:09 in World News

Labour’s Dennis Skinner defends calling SNP MP ‘piece of s**t’ in parliament

Firebrand Labour MP Dennis Skinner has defended labelling an SNP MP a “piece of shit” in the Commons. Mr Skinner, who has served as MP for Bolsover for 48 years, told the Press Association that he wanted to put the SNP “in their place” after Jeremy...

Tuesday, 21:15 in Politics

Theresa May’s mini-tour ends in failure as EU insist Brexit negotiations are over

European leaders have sent Theresa May back to London empty handed after the Prime Minister visited three EU capitals in a day seeking reassurances that could help save her Brexit deal. Mrs May was told the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement will not be...

Tuesday, 20:12 in Politics

Loch Fyne Oysters nets deal to stock Waitrose counters

Premium seafood brand Loch Fyne Oysters has reeled in a deal to supply fresh oysters and mussels to Waitrose & Partners. The Argyll-based firm will see its products, supplied in minimal packaging with the likes of recyclable cardboard oyster...

Tuesday, 20:04 in Business

Concerns over discarded Santa costumes after Glasgow fun run

People taking part in an annual “Santa Dash” charity run through Glasgow city centre have been urged to think about its environmental impact, after discarded costumes were spotted on the streets. The 5km fun run has been a regular fixture in the...

Tuesday, 19:25 in Environment

Three in every ten pupils not at required literacy level

Nearly a third of children do not reach the required level for literacy by the end of primary school, figures show. Details published by the Scottish Government show 70 per cent of P7 pupils achieved the expected curriculum standard in 2017/18, while...

Tuesday, 18:44 in Learning

AAB aims high after seven-figure funding injection

Accountancy and business advisory firm Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has secured a £4 million funding package to support its “ambitious” growth plans, looking to double group revenues and create more than 100 UK jobs. The Aberdeen-headquartered...

Tuesday, 18:14 in Politics

‘Extremely popular’ teen footballer dies after collision during youth match

An “extremely popular” 14-year-old boy has died after colliding with another footballer during a youth match. Luca Campanaro, a goalkeeper for Bedgrove Dynamos FC, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was seriously injured during an under-15s away match...

Tuesday, 18:04 in Hot News

Edesix wins contract to protect Environment Agency staff

Body-worn camera specialist Edesix has partnered with East Midlands Environment Agency to help protect its staff. The Edinburgh-based firm will equip the agency’s enforcement officers with Edesix VideoBadges to record footage during site inspections....

Tuesday, 17:38 in Politics

Scottish Budget must help business cope with Brexit – Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Brexit has produced greater uncertainty for business than during the Scottish independence referendum campaign, writes Liz McAreavey, chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Can anyone remember such extraordinary political times? It feels...

Tuesday, 17:38 in Hot News

Lux and University of Strathclyde win funding for oil and gas data analysis tool

A chemical monitoring technology firm and researchers from the University of Strathclyde have won funding to work on a new tool to help protect oil and gas infrastructure from corrosion. The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has awarded a grant...

Tuesday, 17:32 in Business

Life and pensions firm Royal London unveils leadership changes

Life and pensions provider Royal London has announced that group chief executive Phil Loney will stand down by the end of 2019, while its chairman is to be replaced with the senior independent director at Standard Life Aberdeen. Loney, who joined the...

Tuesday, 17:32 in Business

Moxy Hotels to open at Edinburgh Airport in the new year

Moxy Hotels has confirmed that its first Edinburgh site will open in the new year, as the brand celebrates its third Scottish launch in two years. The hotel chain, a Marriott International brand, announced that the 230-room Moxy Edinburgh Airport will...

Tuesday, 16:32 in Politics

This is the full menu at Denny's Glasgow

Foodie fans have a feast of new dishes to tuck into in Glasgow, as American diner restaurant Denny's has now opened its doors in the city. Officially opened yesterday (10 Dec), the arrival of the popular restaurant chain has been a long time coming,...

Tuesday, 15:05 in Lifestyle

Christmas mad office worker has country’s most festive workplace

A Christmas-mad office worker has turned his desk into Britain’s most festive workspace - transforming into a snow-covered castle complete with ‘smoking’ chimney. For the third year running engineer Jack Makepeace has created a merry masterpiece of...

Tuesday, 14:21 in Hot News

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