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Man who climbed Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson says he was driven by 'climate change anxiety'

A tree surgeon has said "climate change anxiety" was one of the reasons why he scaled up Big Ben in London. Ben Atkinson climbed up the clock tower dressed as Boris Johnson before unfurling two large Extinction Rebellion flags on October 18...

Wednesday, 17:57 in Hot News

Youngest woman to ski solo to the South Pole Mollie Hughes returns home to Edinburgh

She is looking forward to 'eating everything'. Mollie Hughes, the youngest woman to ski solo to the South Pole, has returned home to Edinburgh after her gruelling 702-mile expedition. Speaking at Edinburgh Airport the 29-year-old said she ‘could not...

Wednesday, 17:56 in Lifestyle

Pea snack firm Podberry to tuck into wider distribution

Perthshire-based food brand Podberry – which specialises in freeze-dried pea snacks – is looking to tuck into more deals after inking new partnerships in the UK and Middle East. The firm, a venture by Meigle-based Bruce Farms, said the first...

Wednesday, 17:43 in Business

Drew marks 100 years of a very useful life

Be it as a member of a bomber crew, a jazz musician, businessman or charity organiser, Drew Learmonth has lived a long and highly useful life. That life reached its 100th year last week and the Castle Douglas man’s well-deserved birthday card from the...

Wednesday, 17:24 in Health

Scotland's GP recruitment problem to be tackled by 'Wanderers and Adventurers'

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...

Wednesday, 17:24 in Health

Gordon Brown’s increasingly desperate pleas to save the Union are just sad – Kenny MacAskill

The idea put forward this week by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the UK should become a more federal state – in order to help stop Scottish independence – is simply not on the radar in Westminster, writes Kenny MacAskill. Federalism has...

Wednesday, 17:15 in Politics

Edinburgh's Appointedd eyes six-figure sum and debuts incentive scheme

Edinburgh-based scheduling software specialist Appointedd is aiming to raise a six-figure sum and double headcount in the next year after launching a new enterprise management incentive (EMI) scheme for its staff. The firm, which was funded in 2011 by...

Wednesday, 17:14 in Business

'Friends think I'm dead': Scots pensioner stunned after discovering own grave in cemetery

A stunned Scots pensioner claims friends think he's dead after the discovery his ex-wife had erected his own gravestone in a local cemetery. Alan Hattel, 75, was shocked to see his name appear on a memorial slab at Newmonthill Cemetery in Forfar,...

Wednesday, 17:02 in Lifestyle

SNP claim new MEP unable to take place in Brussels as UK government 'runs down the clock'

The UK government is under pressure to rush through the confirmation of a new SNP MEP before Britain leaves the European Union. The SNP today demanded Michael Gove take action to confirm Heather Anderson as its latest representative in Brussels. Ms...

Wednesday, 16:49 in Politics

Scottish Football LIVE: EPL side to bid £30m for Celtic ace, Hearts offer £200k for striker, Scottish ace...

It is set to be a busy day in Scottish football with a full fixture card in the Ladbrokes Premiership this evening, while there are plenty of players on the move or on the verge of making a switch. Our daily Scottish football live blog is here to...

Wednesday, 16:29 in Lifestyle

Outlander quiz: The ultimate knowledge test for diehard fans

With season five of Outlander just around the corner, you might remember the events of season four clearly, but what about everything that’s happened since the time travelling drama began in 2014? This is this the ultimate Outlander quiz, with...

Wednesday, 16:29 in Lifestyle

Enhanced monitoring for deadly coronavirus at UK airport, government admit as risk upgraded

Enhanced monitoring will be put in place for all direct flights from the area of China at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak to the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said. There are three direct flights a week that arrive at...

Wednesday, 16:11 in Lifestyle

These are the biggest retail closures of the last decade - how many do you remember?

Last year alone, nearly 22,000 jobs were lost due to businesses going into administration, with these being distributed across 1,147 locations in the UK. To assess the full impact store closures has had on jobs over the years, ABC Finance researched...

Wednesday, 15:51 in Lifestyle

New Easthouses school approved despite car park concern

Concern over the number of car parking spaces included in plans for a new primary school was raised as councillors gave the green light to the proposal. Midlothian Council’s planning committee approved an application to build the new Easthouses...

Wednesday, 15:04 in Learning

Lidl to open 100th Scottish store in Cowdenbeath: you could win £100 worth of vouchers

The first Lidl store in Scotland opened 25 years ago - and now the budget supermarket chain is celebrating opening its 100th Scottish store. In honour of the occasion, the company is running a competition where lucky winners could bag £100 Lidl...

Wednesday, 14:55 in Lifestyle

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