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Work due to start on new Straiton retail terrace

Work on the highly anticipated new 25,500 sq ft retail terrace at Straiton Retail Park is due to start on site later this month. After it was given the green light in October 2018 by Midlothian council, the £10 million development will be built and...

Monday, 06:45 in Lifestyle

Lesley Riddoch: Will SNP success depend on party’s ability to inspire foot soldiers?

A Labour government will cost £1.2 trillion, say the Tories. Boris Johnson’s decision to block the Russian report was “politically motivated”, say Labour. The Armistice was commemorated at the weekend, amid a flurry of political missiles flying high...

Monday, 06:14 in Politics

Men’s wages in this Edinburgh constituency are up with London high-earners

Wages for men in Edinburgh South have climbed above £1,000 a week before tax, making the constituency one of the highest-earning in the UK, behind only the City of London and London Docklands. Figures from the Office for National Statistics also...

Monday, 06:14 in Politics

Morrisons supermarkets across Scotland could be hit by food shortages in the run-up to Christmas

Morrisons supermarkets across Scotland could be hit by food shortages in the run- up to Christmas as an industrial action ballot gets under way today at its distribution partner XPO Logistic. More than 600 GMB union members at the Eurocentral depot...

Monday, 06:14 in Politics

Democracy thrives on disagreement. Dictatorship on intimidation – Robert Aldridge

Whichever party you support in the coming general election, make sure to vote for a politician who wants to make a difference, not one who wants to be somebody, and try to disagree agreeably, writes Robert Aldridge. The sad death of that formidable...

Monday, 06:14 in Politics

Sir Rod Stewart says he would love to have biopic – with sons in starring roles

Rod Stewart says he wants to see a film made about his colourful life – and knows exactly who should play him. The singer, this year celebrating his 50th year as a solo star, wants to follow in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Judy...

Monday, 06:12 in Hot News

Ethical gifts start-up Social Stories Club breaks corporate market

An Edinburgh social enterprise start-up is breaking into the corporate market in the run-up to Christmas as it targets six-figure annual revenues. Social Stories Club, which claims to be Scotland’s first gifting business “dedicated entirely to doing...

Monday, 06:02 in Business

Livingston's The Centre joins in with World's Big Sleep Out

Livingston’s The Centre has become the first shopping mall in the UK to sign up for the World’s Big Sleep Out, set to take place next month. More than 30 The Centre staff, including director Patrick Robbertze and deputy director Ashley Bisland, and...

Monday, 06:02 in Business

Aberdeen Standard Investments snaps up Buccleuch site in £12m deal

Edinburgh-based Buccleuch Property has offloaded a Greater London industrial site to Aberdeen Standard Investments in a £12.1 million deal. The firm has sold the Quadron, a development near the Dartford Crossing created in a joint venture with...

Monday, 06:02 in Business

Harper Macleod advises on £646m Glasgow financing deals

Harper Macleod has advised a Glasgow property manager on a series of complex funding arrangements totalling £646 million to fund equal pay agreements for council employees. The Scottish legal firm’s banking and finance team has supported City...

Monday, 06:02 in Business

Grenfell tragedy must help us to learn and improve - Andrew Brown

There has, understandably, been a lot of commentary since the first report of the Grenfell inquiry was published. Unusually the inquiry has not followed a chronological order – starting with the construction of the tower, going on to the building...

Monday, 05:53 in Business

Scottish healthtechs key to developing care of the future - Nick Freer

The latest EICC Live event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, hosted by the EICC and Edinburgh BioQuarter under a recently announced partnership, featured an industry panel considering one of society’s great issues of the early 21st...

Monday, 05:53 in Business

Is it time for a Brexit rebrand? - Hugh Lightbody

When it comes to tackling the Brexit conundrum as a business, the best form of defence is a good offence, writes Business Gateway chief officer Hugh Lightbody. You would be hard pushed not to have heard about Brexit over the last three years. In fact,...

Monday, 05:53 in Business

Brewgooder looking to sign up 500 beer firms for global initiative

Beer firm Brewgooder is today launching an ambitious initiative to partner with 500 international breweries in a bid to raise at least £250,000 to provide clean water to 100,000-plus people. The Glasgow-based social enterprise is calling on beer firms...

Monday, 00:54 in Business

Labour's Keith Vaz stands down as MP amid suspension row

Labour's Keith Vaz has announced his retirement from Parliament after 32 years as an MP for Leicester East. It comes just weeks after the Commons Standards Committee recommended he should be handed a six-month suspension for causing "significant...

Sunday, 21:43 in Hot News

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