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WW2 veteran loses court battle to be allowed to die at home

A blind 97-year-old Second World War veteran who wants to leave a care facility and end his life at home has lost the opening skirmish of a High Court battle. The widower, a former Royal Navy gunner who served in the Italian and North African theatres...

Tuesday, 12:06 in Hot News
 

Esbjerg, Denmark, Scandi chic by the sea - Scotland on Sunday travel

Discover badehotels, blokarting and flødebolle, Denmark’s answer to the Tunnock’s Teacake, in the country’s unspoilt south west The Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, Denmark, is at first barely visible, hidden under the sand dunes, but as you get closer it...

Tuesday, 12:04 in Lifestyle
 

Music review: Ben Howard, Hydro, Glasgow

For all his considerable commercial success since 2011 breakthrough debut Every Kingdom, Ben Howard remains a musician on the fringes of fashion. It’s hard to get a fix on his schtick – this modest, introverted performer was literally a shadowy...

Tuesday, 11:56 in Lifestyle
 

Premature death four times more likely in deprived parts of Scotland

People who live in the most deprived areas of Scotland are four times more likely to die prematurely than those in the most wealthy. The latest figures revealing the extent of health inequality showed 20,980 people in Scotland died before the age of...

Tuesday, 11:47 in Politics
 

Scots unemployment falls while rising UK-wide

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen slightly, while rising across the rest of the UK. But there are now a record number of people in work south of the border, while this figure has fallen in Scotland. Unemployment in Scotland is down by 3,000 between...

Tuesday, 11:02 in Politics
 

Humiliated disabled man says DWP took away mobility car after ‘agonising assessment’

A disabled man who claims he cannot walk says he has had his mobility car “cruelly” taken away following a ‘humiliating’ assessment by officials. Stephen Scott, 52, says he is unable to walk without assistance and had to drag himself off the ground...

Tuesday, 10:56 in Hot News
 

Cher to perform rare Scottish show in 2019

American pop music legend Cher is to perform a rare show in Scotland, it was announced today. The singer, whose career dates back more than five decades, will play at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on October 28, 2019. Cher, who first found fame singing...

Tuesday, 10:11 in Lifestyle
 

Commercial property: Technopole science park means business

The New Year will see the completion of the first phase at the Edinburgh Technopole business park, near the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus at Roslin in Midlothian, creating vital new accommodation for science and technology firms....

Tuesday, 10:11 in Lifestyle
 

First look inside ‘Scotland’s biggest chippy’ in heart of Edinburgh

It’s been a church, a parish school, and even a bric-a-brac arcade. Most recently the landmark St John’s Church building in the heart of Edinburgh’s tourist-land was an Indian restaurant which had lain unused after being ravaged by a huge fire almost...

Tuesday, 10:00 in Politics
 

Housing firm Wheatley to boost affordable housing with funding deal

Scottish housing group Wheatley has struck a £76.5 million funding deal with Scottish Widows and Bank of Scotland that will pave the way for 700 new affordable homes to be built. The finance deal agreed by the Glasgow-based group follows on from £185m...

Tuesday, 09:51 in Business
 

Fast food adverts could be banned on Edinburgh’s bus and tram stops

Fast food adverts could be banned from council-owned sites in the Capital as part of an effort to tackle obesity. Liberal Democrat Cllr Kevin Lang will table a motion at Thursday’s full council meeting, calling for an investigation into “the legal...

Tuesday, 09:48 in Politics
 

Edinburgh named best city in the world to live

Edinburgh has been named the best city to live in the world thanks to its low crime rate, high levels of education and the overall health of its workforce, according to a new study. The report, published by global consultancy Arcadis, measures the...

Tuesday, 09:44 in Hot News
 

Scottish RAF veteran with sight loss spending Christmas alone after wife died

An RAF veteran with sight loss who lost his wife last Christmas has bravely spoken out about living with loneliness, which he says is heighted by the festive and winter period. Norrie Garrett, 80, from East Kilbride, lost his partner of 23 years,...

Tuesday, 09:44 in Politics
 

Scottish economy could be rocked by Brexit, forecasters warn

The Scottish economy is on track to grow at its fastest rate since 2014 but Brexit could cause “substantial economic shock”, forecasters have warned. The Fraser of Allander Institute says there will be growth of 1.4% in 2019, 1.5% in 2020 and 1.4% in...

Tuesday, 09:30 in Politics
 

Children in tears after snow scuppers Edinburgh-Lapland trip to see Santa

Scores of children have been left heartbroken after a flight taking them on a dream trip to Lapland to meet Santa was redirected thanks to bad weather. Nearly 200 people were on board the plane chartered by travel company Canterbury Travel that left...

Tuesday, 09:22 in Hot News
 


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