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Outbreak of coronavirus in China could be declared world health emergency

Experts will meet again later to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus after it killed more than a dozen people in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) was expected to make the decision on...

Thursday, 11:47 in Politics

Twitter adds emoji reactions to direct messages

Twitter is bringing colour to private conversations with the addition of reaction emojis. Users can choose from seven emotions, which are very similar to Facebook's feature on Messenger. They range from emojis depicting laughter, shock and sadness to...

Thursday, 11:34 in Lifestyle

Easter Road stadium to host to grand finale of four-day dramatisation of story of Easter across Edinburgh

Easter Road football stadium, the Scottish Parliament building, a nightclub, a police box, restaurants and parks will become venues for an epic dramatisation of the story of Easter. The home of Hibernian Football Club will play host to the finale on...

Thursday, 11:34 in Lifestyle

Bullying allegations against former speaker John Bercow could block peerage

A complaint of bullying against the former Commons speaker John Bercow should have an "impact" on whether he is made a peer, if it is upheld, a Cabinet minister has said. Andrea Leadsom, who as leader of the Commons clashed repeatedly with...

Thursday, 11:26 in Politics

Scottish mother pays tribute to 'clever and talented' daughter who died from an overdose

A mother paid tribute to her teenage daughter who fatally overdosed after a battle with her mental health - and warned parents 'kids are struggling on so many levels'. Niamh Lemoine-Drever, 17, died on Sunday after taking an overdose at her family's...

Thursday, 10:08 in Lifestyle

West Lothian shopping centre bucks retail gloom with double-digit sales gains

A West Lothian designer shopping centre has overcome “unprecedented challenges” in the retail sector to report significant sales growth. Livingston Designer Outlet reported sales growth of 12 per cent for the final six-week Christmas trading period of...

Thursday, 10:00 in Business

City reaction: Asos on rebound as four-month sales push past £1 billion

Online fashion retailer Asos saw its revenues push through £1 billion in the final four months of the year as it was boosted by record Black Friday takings. Releasing a trading update, the firm – whose name is short for As Seen On Screen – said retail...

Thursday, 09:17 in Business

Heartbreaking appeal to Edinburgh public to give dying woman the wedding of her dreams

In a race against time, the date is set for next Thursday FRIENDS and relatives have made a heartbreaking appeal for help to give a woman who is dying of cancer the wedding of her dreams next week. READ MORE: Edinburgh family facing 'financial ruin'...

Thursday, 08:48 in Health

Community is urged to engage with South Queensferry homes consultations

A major developer is presenting residential proposals this weekend on land made available following the completion of the Queensferry Crossing. Located to the north of Bo’ness Road, CALA Homes (East) is seeking to create a new development of...

Thursday, 07:27 in Lifestyle

Dog owners need to learn from sad fate of Teddy the Tibetan mastiff – John McLellan

Dog owners need to educate themselves in how to look after their pets in a responsible way, writes John McLellan. The sad tale of Teddy the Tibetan mastiff illustrates an all-too common problem, that of dog owners unable to control their pets and in...

Thursday, 06:34 in Lifestyle

The strange reasons behind the backlash against vegan food – Laura Waddell

The outrage over vegan food misses the simple point that it’s popular because some people like it, writes Laura Waddell. Every time I have eaten a vegan sausage roll, I’ve thought about the food writers apopletic at their existence with mischievious...

Thursday, 06:34 in Lifestyle

Bonnie Burrito boss wraps up cash to launch restaurant app

An Edinburgh tech firm launched by the leader of a Mexican food chain has secured funding to bring its prototype app to market, with the aim of supporting small and independent eateries. OMS, which stands for Orders Made Simple, is a mobile app and...

Thursday, 06:29 in Business

Gambling tycoons getting rich on misery of others is a sign of the times – Kenny MacAskill

Gambling has been normalised as governments have failed to respond to the dangers on betting online, writes Kenny MacAskill. The curse of gambling has struck another football figure with the Hamilton Accies manager facing charges. He’s not the first...

Thursday, 06:21 in Hot News

NHS Scotland study reveals no impact on teen drinking from minimum pricing

There has been no impact on underage drinking as a result of minimum unit pricing in Scotland, a study has found. Under-18s reported no change in their behaviour or ability to obtain alcohol despite potential price rises. The NHS Scotland study is the...

Thursday, 06:20 in Health

Radical new recruitment drives launched in bid to solve Scotland’s GP shortage

A new initiative called ‘Wanderers and Adventurers’ is being launched in a bid to address Scotland’s long-standing problem of GP recruitment and retention. It offers doctors the opportunity to commit to a particular practice, but is designed with...

Thursday, 06:20 in Health

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