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TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Edinburgh’s longest-serving politicians who died at the weekend.
TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Edinburgh’s longest-serving politicians who died at the weekend. 4 Comments
A CARE home manager who got drunk and flashed his nipple before jumping out of a bathroom naked in front of one of his colleagues has been struck off the official register.
THE summer washout is set to cost the Scottish economy tens of millions of pounds, experts claimed today as forecasters warned of more heavy rain and possible flooding this weekend.
THE morning of the first full day of business at the General Assembly was dominated by the Church and Society Council report, which saw the departing convener, the Rev Ian Galloway, attack the Westminster Government’s deficit reduction as punishing the poorest parts of society “out of all proportion.” 6 Comments
As the March budget fast approaches the Chancellor is having to face up to problems he thought he had avoided. Here’s a wee list in case you need reminding: 1 Comment
AS WE reveal today, Alex Salmond appears to be seeking a compromise deal on his party’s plans to introduce gay marriage in Scotland.
IN THE world of newsgathering, some years bump along seemingly without much ado, while others seem to cram a decade’s worth of momentous events into 12 scant months.
GLASGOW’S subway system, fondly known as the Clockwork Orange, celebrated its 115th birthday last week.
LATEST unemployment figures for Scotland have delivered a double blow. The first is the severity of increase – a rise of 25,000 to 229,000 in the August-October quarter, taking the jobless rate up to 8.5 per cent.
IT IS increasingly hard these days to find good news. So the fact that John Lewis stores had record sales last week, up by 2 per cent on its previous record, is unexpectedly cheering.
THE SNP’s pledge to dual the A9 and A96 by 2025 at an eventual cost of about £2.5 billion was greeted with much delight by road users in northern Scotland and with a lot of newspaper headlines and praise. 3 Comments
WITH Britain now, as the headlines say, isolated within the European Union, where does that leave Scotland? This, essentially, is the question that First Minister Alex Salmond has posed David Cameron. 9 Comments
HISTORY’S verdict on David Cameron’s handling of Friday’s historic EU summit in Brussels is likely to be harsh and unforgiving. 3 Comments
THE United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union has always been uneasy and uncomfortable. Not part of the original European Economic Community, denied entry by General Charles de Gaulle in the 1960s, and joining only after a fractious referendum which divided the political parties, under governments of both left and right the UK has been in, but not of, Europe. 11 Comments
FOR reasons both immediate and longer-term, Scotland urgently needs an infrastructure programme. For this to lift business confidence, attract investment and galvanise momentum and support, it needs to strike a credible balance between boldness, achievability and immediate practical benefit. 9 Comments
FOR some time now this newspaper has been in agreement with both the SNP’s John Swinney and the Labour party’s Ed Balls that Britain – and particularly Scotland, given this country’s economic sluggishness – needs a Plan B.
WHEN in the company of architects and planners, never say “pastiche”. Deployment of the word has sparked an almighty row that threatens to derail progress on a major development in the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 1 Comment