UN chiefs say world ‘must not stand silent’ on Aleppo victims

The heads of major UN organisations yesterday called for access to civilians cut off from humanitarian aid in Syria, saying the world “must not stand silent” even though the high-profile siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo is over.

Former Ukip chairman Arthur "Misty" Thackeray. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ex-Ukip chairman Arthur Thackeray admits making vulgar calls

The former chairman of Ukip in Scotland yesterday pled guilty to making a string of vulgar phone calls to women.

The US' detention centre at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Picture: AP

Oman agrees to take Guantanamo inmates at Obama’s request

Oman has accepted ten inmates from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of president Barack Obama leaving office.

The post-nose job statue of Cilla Black is revealed in Liverpool. Picture: Getty Images

Cilla Black statue unveiled at Liverpool’s Cavern Club

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.

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Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

New university course set to bring Scotland up to speed with very latest in innovative financial technology

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Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster speaking at Stormont in Belfast. Picture: PA

Snap elections in Northern Ireland as executive collapses

Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election after Sinn Fein triggered the implosion of the powersharing executive by declining to re-nominate a deputy first minister.

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At a fraction of the �750m cost of the new concert hall in Hamburg, Leith Theatre could be brought back to life and rekindle its key role in Edinburghs music scene. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Why I’d love to see a favourite venue rock again

Hamburg may now boast a sexy new concert hall but Aidan Smith yearns for Leith Theatre to be re-born

Ayr's Will Bordill crossed for Ayrs first try

Ayr 42 - 19 Boroughmuir: Early surge pays off

When Ayr rushed into a 21-0 lead after 15 minutes, it seemed as if the home side were going to extract an awful revenge for their shock loss at Meggetland earlier this season. But Muir woke up and matched their hosts all the way for the remainder of the game, before finally losing out as the Millbrae side joined Melrose on 59 points at the top of the table.

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Monday market close: Brexit jitters derail FTSE’s record streak

The FTSE 100 ended its longest record closing streak in history, closing lower by 0.15 per cent or 10.68 points at 7,327.13, weighed down by banking and energy stocks on the back of Brexit jitters.

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Trainer Martin Todhunter's Landmeafortune was an all-the-way success in the three-mile handicap chase at Ayr. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Neil McKnight saddles Master Ruffit to Ayr glory

Trainer Neil McKnight saddled Master Ruffit to win the feature race at Ayr Racecourse yesterday – the Racing UK Day Pass Just £10 Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase –almost a year to the day since his last win, which came at the same course.

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Trump calls for agent behind Russia dossier to be investigated

Donald Trump has urged Britain to investigate the former intelligence agent reported to be behind the controversial dossier on his links with Russia.

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Scotland's John Higgins watches from his chair as Mark Allen plays a shot at the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

John Higgins rues missed chances after early Masters exit

John Higgins was left to rue missed opportunities after suffering his twelfth first round Dafabet Masters exit in 23 appearances on Monday afternoon, losing 6-5 to Mark Allen.

Joy Attwood(L) fighting cancer for a second time at home in Wawne, Yorshire with her sister Jennie. Picture: SWNS

Dying mum can fulfil dream to see Northern Lights in Scotland

A mum-of-four given just months to live will be able to fulfill her bucket list wish to see the Northern Lights thanks to generous donations.

Bosses are upbeat about the UK's growth prospects despite a gloomy global outlook. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Majority of top bosses confident of growth this year

Nearly 90 per cent of Britain’s top bosses are expecting growth this year despite casting a gloomy outlook for the global economy, according to a study published today.

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Lee Clark has made Karleigh Osborne his fourth signing of the January transfer window. Picture: Michael Gillen

Kilmarnock complete signing of Karleigh Osborne

Kilmarnock have made their fourth signing of the January transfer window with the addition of Karleigh Osborne.

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Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Illya Marchenko. Pic: AFP

Sluggish Andy Murray beats Illya Marchenko at Australian Open

It may not have been the most sparkling start to a grand slam campaign but Andy Murray was through to the second round of the Australian Open. His first grand-slam match as the world No 1 had been negotiated safely.

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Gentler exercise ‘just as effective’ as intense activity

Gentler exercise is just as good for helping people get healthier while losing weight as a tougher workout, according to a study.

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The growing popularity of Nordic cross-country ski-ing

NORDIC skiing, also known as cross-country skiing, is a sport growing in popularity in Scotland.

Is a child losing a favourite toy really national news?

Jane Bradley: Lost toy? Oh dear, never mind

When I was seven, my teddy disappeared. He wasn’t anything special, a smallish, mid-brown, soft bodied, run-of-the-mill sort of bear, but I’d had him since I was born and I loved him.

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