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General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to voice stance on using Trident nuclear deterrent

Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to say whether he would be prepared to use the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent, if he becomes prime minister following the election on December 12. The Labour leader, a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapons, has in the...

Monday, 11:51 in Politics

Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You: Why I feel guilty after watching hard-hitting film – Helen Martin

Sorry We Missed You, the film by Ken Loach, is a work of fiction that exposes the reality of what it can be like to work in the gig economy. It should make us all change the way we shop, writes Helen Martin. GUILT is a terrible feeling – and it struck...

Monday, 11:51 in Politics

General election: The child-benefit cap shows the Tories for who they really are – Christine Jardine

Every time I think about the Conservatives’ cruel and unnecessary two-child benefit cap, I think of my parents and their three girls growing up in Clydebank and what it might have meant for us, writes Christine Jardine. Being in York earlier this year...

Monday, 11:51 in Politics

Take a look inside this listed Aberdeenshire home with period features, games room and beautiful views

This property - Green Den - dates from 1900 and was built by renowned local architect, George Gregory. It has a wealth of period features including a stained glass window in the turreted library, and is on the market for offers over £550,000 with...

Monday, 11:50 in Lifestyle

Boy, 5, almost dies after receiving lollipop during trick or treating

A father has called for lollipops to be banned - after his five year old son nearly died when he was given one during trick or treating. Brett Cole said his son Bobby 'went floppy' and passed out when he started choking on the popular sweet he...

Monday, 11:41 in Hot News

Scottish Tories prepared to report Nicola Sturgeon over 'handwritten notes'

Scottish Tories are prepared to report the First Minister to Scotland's records watchdog after it emerged that her office destroys handwritten notes. According to the Times, Nicola Sturgeon's office destroys notes made on government policy, which...

Monday, 11:41 in Hot News

Thousands of workers receive pay rise as Real Living Wage increases to £9.30 per hour

Workers in Scotland must earn £9.30 an hour in order to cover the cost of living, as the Living Wage Foundation today (Monday, November 11) announced its new Living Wage rates. The Living Wage rates are the UK’s only independently calculated wage...

Monday, 11:00 in Lifestyle

Scotland facing adoption crisis as number of applicants drops by 16 per cent, charity reveals

Scotland is facing a looming adoption crisis, with people being put off by “myths” about their eligibility, the director of an adoption charity has revealed. The number of people coming forward to look after a child has dropped by more than 16 per...

Monday, 09:32 in Politics

Girl, 2, in serious condition after falling from moving car and being hit by another vehicle

A two-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from a moving car. Police said the​ toddler fell from a BMW X5 as it was travelling on the A56, near the Whinfield roundabout in Accrington in Lancashire at around 12.40am on...

Monday, 09:12 in Hot News

Greggs delivers high street shock

Bakery and snack chain Greggs has delivered a rare thing from the embattled high street – a profit upgrade. Bosses had previously been concerned that supplies and sales could take a hit from the UK leaving the EU on 31 October, with potential delays...

Monday, 08:48 in Hot News

IndigoVision hails Portuguese acquisition as 'important building block'

Indigo­Vision, the Edinburgh security video specialist, has sealed the multi-million-euro acquisition of a Portuguese software specialist in a deal described as “an important building block” in its growth plan. The Scottish group said it was buying...

Monday, 08:32 in Business

Outlander named the world's 'most bingeworthy' TV show at top LA award show

The Scottish time-travel fantasy series Outlander has been named the most "bingeworthy" show in the world. The worldwide fanbase for the four series of the show, which is based on the best-selling novels by American author Diana Gabaldon,...

Monday, 08:28 in Lifestyle

Australia declares state of emergency as unprecedented wildfires claim lives and cause mass destruction

Australia's most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. New South Wales state Emergency Services Minister David Elliott...

Monday, 08:15 in World News

Reality TV couple Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor are having a baby

Reality TV couple Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor are expecting their first baby. The former Made In Chelsea stars tied the knot in a lavish ceremony last year. Now Mackintosh, 30, has told Hello! magazine that she is 14 weeks pregnant and expecting...

Monday, 08:12 in Hot News

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson vows human rights law change to protect war veterans

Boris Johnson has pledged to change the law to protect Armed Forces veterans from vexatious legal action, as the General Election campaign enters its second week. The Tories want to end unfair trials of veterans where no new evidence has been produced...

Monday, 07:52 in Politics

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