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Bill Jamieson: Sturgeon setting sail without a rising tide

The SNP must pay heed to fears of small businesses before charting a new course towards indyref2, says Bill Jamieson

Opinion
Rangers have announced a profit of just under �300,000.  Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rangers release ‘encouraging financial figures’

Rangers have reported a profit of just under £300,000 from their return to the top flight of Scottish football.

Rangers

Back to business for defiant MPs after minute’s silence

Defiant MPs stood side by side in silence as they came together to remember those injured and killed in the Westminster attack.

Politics
Charlie Hunnam as Percival Fawcett in The Lost City of Z

Film reviews: The Lost City of Z | Mad To Be Normal | All This Panic | Age of Shadows | Eyes of My Mother

James Gray avoids many of the genre clichés in his biopic of a doomed explorer in The Lost City of Z, while All This Panic sweetly charts the growing pains of a group of Brooklyn girls

Film
Clear lines of accountability are vital in the fight against cyber-crime. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Clear command and control needed in cyber-crime war

With financial cyber-crime rising at alarming rates, Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie believes greater focus is urgently needed.

Financial

Indyref2 debate at Holyrood postponed until Tuesday

A suspended vote on a possible second Scottish independence referendum will take place next Tuesday, Holyrood has confirmed.

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Sarra Hoy with her son Callum.

Sarra Hoy becomes premature birth charity ambassador

The wife of cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has told how the shock experience of giving birth to a premature baby has propelled her into a key charity role.

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Police continue their search for the body of Lise Fredette. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh OAP on trial in Canada accused of murder

A PENSIONER who emigrated from the Capital has gone on trial in Canada accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body.

Edinburgh
Russell Knox shakes hands with Bill Haas after beating the American 3&2 in Texas. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Russell Knox off to winning start in WGC Match Play

Russell Knox saw his confidence flood back as he made a winning start in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play - after teeing off happy in Texas seeing a Saltire beside his name on the main scoreboard.

Golf
Livingston has become an 'acceptable compromise' for some renters, says David Alexander. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

David Alexander: Branching out into the commuter belt

The BBC’s Reporting Scotland recently filmed a meeting of Musselburgh residents, held as a result of complaints about the local rail service to and from Edinburgh.

Markets Economy

Victim of Westminster terror attack named as Spanish mother

The first victim of the Westminster terror attack has been named as Spanish mother-of-two who was believed to be on her way to pick up her children when she was hit.

UK 2
An emotional Jason Day explains his reason for pulling out of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Picture: Getty Images

Tearful Jason Day withdraws from WGC as mum battles cancer

Defending champion Jason Day was in tears after withdrawing from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in order to be with his mother as she undergoes treatment for lung cancer.

Golf
Next said that 2017 will be 'another tough year' for the retailer. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Next suffers first fall in profits for eight years

High street giant Next has revealed its first fall in annual profits for eight years as it was hit by sliding sales and warned that 2017 is set to be “another tough year”.

Retail
Armed patrols have been increased by Police Scotland around key sites following the terrorist attack in Westminster.

Westminster attack: Police Scotland step up armed patrols

Armed patrols have been increased by Police Scotland around key sites following the terrorist attack in Westminster.

News 2
Tom Cairney, left, pictured alongside Ikechi Anya, impressed on his Scotland debut. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Five things we learned from Scotland’s draw with Canada

It was cold, wet and miserable and fewer than 10,000 turned up. So just what did we learn from the game at Easter Road?

Scotland 4
Satisfaction with Lothian Buses' punctuality has fallen to 85 per cent compared to 91 per cent in 2013. Picture: Lothian Buses

Satisfaction with Lothian Buses punctuality at four-year low

Passengers with Lothian Buses are more disgruntled with delayed services than at any other time in at least the last four years.

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NFUS policy director Jonnie Hall gives evidence to the rural economy committee. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Holyrood warned against sudden post-Brexit changes

While farm support measures will need to change in the post-Brexit era in order to both justify their existence to the taxpayer and to serve Scottish agriculture better, any sudden change could be disastrous for the industry.

Farming
ERI staff are braced for a huge parking hike. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Outcry over rise in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary parking fees

Staff, patients and vistors are facing huge price hikes in car-parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as NHS Lothian look to deal with increasing demand for spaces.

News 16

Rumour Mill: Lovenkrands in frame for Rangers role | Strachan fired up Canada | Cummings leaves home

Former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands is to be interviewed for the No 3 role at Ibrox, Falkirk’s Canada winger Fraser Aird says Gordon Strachan fired up his side with his pre-match comments, and Hibs striker Jason Cummings is striking out on his own.

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Kier said work was progressing well on the restoration of Glasgow School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building. Picture: Contributed

Construction group Kier builds 12% profit increase

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home, today reported higher half-year profits and a “strong pipeline” of activity north of the Border.

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