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Cruise like Columbus: A European cities cruise is the perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxing on board...

In 1492, Columbus discovered the New World. In 2017 the Columbus cruise ship began delivering a new world of experiences as flagship of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet. While many cruise ships are floating hotels, massive monoliths carrying...

Monday, 13:56 in Lifestyle

Retired surgeons answer emergency call for help

Recently retired doctors are to return to work as part of a new collaboration to support health services in remote and rural areas. Under the new Scottish Clinicians Collaborative, which is being developed by the Scottish Government and the Royal...

Monday, 13:23 in Politics

Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg hints at backing deal

Leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned Britain may never leave the European Union if Theresa May’s deal is voted down by MPs for a third time. Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the influential Conservative European Research Group (ERG), said he...

Monday, 13:05 in Politics

‘One dead and several injured’ after shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left “multiple” people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a “terrorist motive.” A manhunt has been launched for the shooter amid reports that at...

Monday, 12:08 in World News

Begbie for prime minister! - Trainspotting actor takes on exciting new drama role

Robert Carlyle, actor of the notoriously hot-headed Begbie from Trainspotting, is set to take on the role of UK Prime Minister in a highly-anticipated new drama series. Due out in Autumn this year, Sky One series COBRA will focus on the titular...

Monday, 12:04 in Lifestyle

Music reviews: RSNO: The Music of Harry Potter | SCO & Paul Lewis: Sibelius

There’s an audience out there for film music, and they’re not your traditional symphony orchestra punters. Here was a hall full of unfamiliar faces, many in family units, engaged in the RSNO’s selection of music from the Harry Potter films. RSNO: The...

Monday, 11:05 in Lifestyle

Glasgow Comedy Festival reviews: Abigoliah Schamaun | Sean McLoughlin

Too painfully self-aware and skilful as comics to frame their identity struggles as typical millennial angst, early thirty-somethings Sean McLoughlin and Abigoliah Schamaun make their respective malaises seem idiosyncratic before arriving at broader...

Monday, 10:59 in Lifestyle

A Scottish snowboarder survived a blizzard by cuddling his dog

An exhausted snowboarder survived being stranded in sub-zero blizzard conditions on top of a Scottish mountain - by cuddling his dog. The boarder from Edinburgh and his Labrador cross dog were rescued in the Cairngorms at the weekend, after being...

Monday, 10:40 in Lifestyle

Sir Hugh Munro: Celebrating the man in the mountains

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Hugh Munro, whose name is synonymous with Scotland’s highest mountains and the efforts of the most dedicated climbers to get to the top. Here, Anne Butler, president of the Munro Society, looks...

Monday, 10:19 in Lifestyle

JD Sports snaps up Footasylum in £90m takeover

Sportswear chain JD Sports has agreed to buy fellow retailer Footasylum, sending shares in the shoe brand soaring in early trading. Footasylum shares gained more than 74 per cent after the retailers struck a deal which values the company in excess of...

Monday, 10:09 in Business

Fintech targeting 10% market share in Scotland

A fintech firm that is looking to become the specialist challenger bank for small firms is aiming to increase its market share of Scottish businesses to 10 per cent in the coming years. Cashplus launched in 2005, and it now provides digital banking...

Monday, 10:09 in Business

Scottish Labour MP says defections are "necessary cleansing"

A Scottish Labour MP has welcomed defections to the Independent Group by eight of the party’s parliamentarians as part of a “necessary cleansing”. Paul Sweeney, the MP for Glasgow North East, accused leading members of the breakaway including Chris...

Monday, 10:08 in Politics

Stewart Milne unveils leadership additions

Stewart Milne Group has unveiled two key additions to its board as it pushes forward with its five-year growth plan. The Aberdeen-headquartered housebuilder and timberframe manufacturer has appointed Clive Fenton and Martyn Everett as non-executive...

Monday, 09:09 in Politics

Outlander author helped star Sam Heughan ‘survive’ social media

OUTLANDER author Diana Gabaldon helped heartthrob Sam Heughan “survive” social media, she has revealed. Gabaldon, who is a consultant on the hit TV adaptation of her multi-million selling novels, already had a huge fan base before Outlander hit TV...

Monday, 09:09 in Lifestyle

Three teenagers die after crush at St Patrick’s Day disco

Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have died following a crush at a St Patrick’s Day disco after a “large crowd” of revellers tried to get into the venue. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said “an extensive police investigation” had begun...

Monday, 08:41 in Politics

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