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Wednesday, Feb 21


Police breached rights of Worboys’ victims

Police forces could face fresh legal action by victims of serious crime over bungled investigations following a landmark legal ruling.


Brexit poses ‘significant’ questions for Scotland’s ports

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Brexit raises “significant” questions for Scotland’s maritime economy and the future of its ports, industry figures have warned.

Tuesday, Feb 20


BrewDog to open world's first craft beer hotel in Scotland

The world's first Brewdog hotel, called the DogHouse, will open in Aberdeenshire next year. PIC: Contributed. Alison Campsie. Published: 13:36 Tuesday 20 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Craft beer giants BrewDog have…


Scotland needs strategy for ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Scotland should develop an economic and social strategy for responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a new report.


Roddy Smith: Bidding to be best – how businesses improve the city centre experience

Edinburgh’s city centre Business Improvement District, or BID, is one of the largest outside London – and we like to think it’s also one of the most successful.

Monday, Feb 19


Fire brigades union passes no confidence vote on Scottish leadership

Fire Brigades Union members have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service chief officer and his senior leadership team.


Scottish Power 'best for value' in new annual energy report

ScottishPower scored 70.6 per cent for customer service, the top perfomer of the Big Six. Picture: contributed. Jane Bradley · Email. Published: 06:30 Monday 19 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Scottish Power has been…

Sunday, Feb 18


Labour MP wants regulator to review ATM funding changes

A Labour MP is calling for a review of the decision to change how free ATMs are funded, claiming it could create a “cash machine desert” in some areas.

Saturday, Feb 17


Farmers ‘forced off their lands’ due to SNP’s failed farm payment system

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Farmers have been driven into debt and forced off their lands according to from farming leaders due to the failure of the IT system set up to pass on subsidy payments from the EU.


Stephen Jardine: Jamie Oliver is learning a lesson about restaurants

Independent restaurants may be more resilient in an ultra-competitive market, says Stephen Jardine.

Friday, Feb 16


Report proposes everyone in UK should be given £10,000

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A new report has suggested that the government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55.


Scottish exporters fall at double the UK rate

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The number of Scottish businesses exporting has fallen to less than a third, a new survey has found.

Thursday, Feb 15


Number of high street bookmakers in Scotland in decline

The number of high street bookmakers in Scotland continues to decline despite the popularity of fixed odd betting terminals (FOBT), industry figures have revealed.


Humza Yousaf urged to back East Coast rail public ownership

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Scottish Labour has urged the Scottish Government to support its calls to take the East Coast mainline back into public ownership following the early termination of the Stagecoach contract.

Wednesday, Feb 14


Productivity in Scotland at ‘lowest level in eight years’

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Productivity in Scotland has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years, new figures have revealed.


Scotland named one of Europe’s ‘regions of the future’

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Scotland has been named one of Europe’s best large regions for foreign direct investment (FDI), a leading business publication has found.


Scottish housing ‘in gridlock’ as market stalls

Retired homeowners are sitting on a multi billion property windfall which, according to research, is preventing younger buyers from moving up the property ladder.

Roddy Gow OBE: Brexit is making this government blind to an emerging raft of global problems

Whatever the expectations of this year’s World Economic Forum, probably the greatest ­outcomes were that Donald Trump’s “sales pitch” for his America First ­policy stayed on script.


Martyn McLaughlin: Super-rich ‘philanthropists’ are usurping democracy

Today’s super-rich are not only aiding the work of government, they are usurping it, writes Martyn McLaughlin.

Inflation blow puts possible interest rate rise on the cards

The odds were seen as narrowing yesterday on a springtime interest rate rise as UK inflation in January stuck close to its highest level for nearly six years.

Tuesday, Feb 13

MPs condemn auditors for ‘feasting on the carcase 
of Carillion’

Britain’s big four accountancy firms have been savaged by MPs who have accused them of “feasting on the carcase” of collapsed construction giant Carillion and collecting more than £70 million in the process.

Leader comment: 4-mile-deep potholes show danger of road repair cuts

Councillors have been forced into tough choices because of budget cuts, but Scotland’s roads are becoming dangerous.


Shoppers 'vote with wallets' as Aldi tops survey

Despite customers complaining about rushed checkouts, value for money was a key factor for Aldi. Picture: Cavan Pawson/ANL/REX/Shutterstock. VICKY SHAW. Published: 06:00 Monday 12 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Budget…

Monday, Feb 12


SNP minister calls for Stagecoach to be ‘punished’ over east coast mainline

MPs are to probe the collapse of the Stagecoach-Virgin East Coast rail franchise – as Scotland’s Transport Secretary called for the company to be “punished”.

Give councils power to crack down on Airbnb, say Greens

Homeowners who want to rent out their properties through websites like AirBnB
would have to get a licence from their local council under proposals unveiled today by the Scottish Greens.

Sunday, Feb 11

David Coyne: Why we should welcome the rise of the robots

Neo-luddite inspired panic would have us believe an impending “Rise of the Robots” could decimate jobs as smarter, faster machines render humans redundant in the workplace.

Saturday, Feb 10

Ashley Highfield: Public must defeat Lords’ plan to muzzle the media

Unelected Lords have introduced a new law that would silence newspapers or force them to accept state control – unless the public takes action, writes Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press.

Jane Bradley: French ‘tartiflette revolt’ should inspire Scots parents

Parents in Paris are up in arms over the quality of food on school menus, but it’s much better than in Scotland, reports Jane Bradley

Friday, Feb 9

Jim Duffy: Vegans should stop saying meat is murder


An all-or-nothing approach to eating vegetables is not helping humans or animals, writes Jim Duffy.

Thursday, Feb 8

Classic novels rewritten to show internet’s impact on romance


They are three of the nation’s most iconic love stories, set in a time when life was far more simple and all communication was done face to face or by letter.