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Brexit: No renegotiation, EU Commission chief tells Theresa May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has dealt a further blow to Theresa May’s hopes of getting her Brexit deal through the Commons, saying it is the "best deal possible" with "no room whatsoever for renegotiation". Mr...

Tuesday, 09:20 in Politics

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Jeremy Corbyn of 'stalling' on vote to topple PM

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party of stalling over a parliamentary confidence motion in Theresa May's leadership and “sitting on the fence” about a second EU referendum. The SNP leader said her MPs...

Tuesday, 09:00 in Politics

Brexit: SNP joins opposition parties to demand clarification on vote

Ian Blackford has joined his fellow opposition leaders at Westminster to demand clarification on what Theresa May’s government plans to do next following yesterday’s postponement of a vote on her Brexit deal. The SNP leader in the Commons signed a...

Tuesday, 08:42 in Politics

Sought-after breast cancer drug approved for Scottish use

Hundreds of breast cancer patients are expected to benefit after a sought-after drug was approved for use by the NHS in Scotland in certain circumstances. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has given the green light to Perjeta as a new treatment...

Tuesday, 07:51 in Health

Mallzee named one of UK’s fastest-growing firms

Fashion app Mallzee has been named one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in a report by research agency Beauhurst and SyndicateRoom. The Edinburgh-headquartered app, the only Scottish firm to make it onto the list of 100, was ranked at number...

Tuesday, 07:35 in Business

Lauren Brown: You’re hired! An apprenticeship can be just as good as uni

For many years, there has been a perception that the main route into a ­professional, well-paid career is with a university degree, whilst apprenticeships have been more commonly thought of as offering less in the way of career pathway and progression...

Tuesday, 06:42 in Learning

Carruthers unveils plans for launch of Scottish stock exchange

Plans to launch a Scottish stock exchange next year have been unveiled after its backers struck a partnership deal with the operator of markets across Europe. Bourse Scot, headed by Edinburgh-based financial entrepreneur Tomás Carruthers who founded...

Tuesday, 06:32 in Business

Barclays mobile bank customers can ‘switch off’ types of spending

Mobile banking customers can now choose to block their ability to spend with certain types of retailer, in a move which could put people struggling with addictions more in control of their finances. The new feature launched by Barclays could help...

Tuesday, 06:18 in Politics

Glasgow City Council approves £200m build-to-let development

A £200 million proposal to create a new residential neighbourhood with more than 700 homes in a historic area has been granted planning permission. Residential investor Get Living said its build-to-rent scheme will transform a derelict site behind...

Tuesday, 06:18 in Politics

Derek Mackay urged to set aside £10m for those hit by Universal Credit roll-out

A £10 million boost for Scots worst hit by the cost living crisis brought about by cuts to Universal Credit is being demanded by Labour ahead of tomorrow’s budget at Holyrood. The cash injection to the Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) could double...

Tuesday, 06:18 in Politics

West Lothian school bus has ‘mouldy windows, a leaky roof and seats held together by tape’

THERE’S mould on the window ledges, water dripping from the ceiling, seats held together by tape and even a missing window. Johan Milne says the school bus her son has to catch every day is “sub-standard” – and a health and safety risk. But she says...

Tuesday, 06:18 in Politics

‘Carole Middleton forgot importance of Where Eagles Dare to Christmas’ – Aidan Smith

As a child, Aidan Smith was armed to the teeth with toy guns and, while the army recruiters arrived too late, he’s still a fan of war film Where Eagles Dare. Carole Middleton has been giving us the benefit of her wisdom regarding Christmas and how to...

Tuesday, 06:10 in Hot News

Brexit: Why UK must delay EU departure date – leader comment

If the UK cannot make up its mind over Brexit, the Government should request more time from the EU. “For as long as we fail to agree a deal, the risk of an accidental ‘no deal’ increases.” Confirming she would not put her Brexit deal to a vote in the...

Tuesday, 06:10 in Hot News

Brexit exposes failings of UK’s political elite – Paris Gourtsoyannis

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, it’s already clear the UK’s leaders weren’t up to the job, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis. So it won’t all collapse today. But as sure as Theresa May kicks the can further down the road when faced with the consequences of...

Tuesday, 06:10 in Hot News

Companies should open their eyes to the benefits of employing disabled

Employment is fundamental to quality of life. Many of us spend much time and energy on our careers, applying for jobs, looking to the next career move or worrying about job security. Political debate is all about ­promoting job opportunities and...

Tuesday, 06:10 in Hot News

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