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Nicola Sturgeon set to unveil ‘indyref2’ legislation

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Pupils hoping to get into high-performing Catholic schools in East Renfrewshire may have to provide baptismal certificates. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demand for Catholic school places prompts ‘baptism checks’

Education 2
Tesco has admitted it received complaints from English customers about the use of Saltires. File picture: Getty Images

Tesco removes Saltire from fruit after English complaints

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The report highlights a feeling of vulnerability among the Scottish Jewish community since Police Scotland was established in 2013. Picture: John Devlin

Jewish community feels ‘more vulnerable’ under Police Scotland

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Fife named the happiest region in Scotland in new survey

News 2

Soldier from Royal Regiment of Scotland dies in exercise

UK

Jeremy Corbyn accused of faking “ram-packed” Virgin train video

Transport 8

Chris Marshall: Police accused of losing focus on communities

Opinion 3
Picture Toby Williams 07920841392. The Independance Camp, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.  Including Garry from Team Scotland.

Holyrood in bid to fast-track indy camp eviction appeal

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A tiny copepod which has ingested microbeads from a facewash. The beads are seen shining blue. Picture: Contributed

MPs call for national ban on microbeads in cosmetics

Environment
Tesco admitted removing Saltires from packaging after English customers complained. Picture: PA

Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 2
Thatcher lobbied hard with the Saudi royal family to secure the controversial Al-Yamamah contract. Picture: Getty Images

Secret files reveal how Thatcher negociated Saudi arms deal

Politics 1
The report highlights a feeling of vulnerability among the Scottish Jewish community since Police Scotland was established in 2013. Picture: John Devlin

Jewish community feels ‘more vulnerable’ under Police Scotland

Politics 9
Police Scotland have officially introduced the hijab as uniform. Picture: AP

Chris Marshall: Police accused of losing focus on communities

Opinion 3
Mo Farah may be the exception to the rule that members of Team GB should not be further honoured. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: Giving Olympians gongs disservice to nation

Opinion 3
Kezia Dugdale may have become leader before she was ready but shes making some progress. Picture: Jon Savage

Scott Macnab: Are the Labours of Kezia Dugdale in vain?

Opinion 1

Demand for Catholic school places prompts ‘baptism checks’

Education 2

Nicola Sturgeon set to unveil ‘indyref2’ legislation

UK 304

Soldier from Royal Regiment of Scotland dies in exercise

UK

Jeremy Corbyn accused of faking “ram-packed” Virgin train video

Transport 8
Mr Sneddon was knocked down by a white vehicle, as seen here.

Scots grandad killed in hit-and-run in Spain by Land Rover with Edinburgh plates

News 2
An image released by Virgin Trains that the firm says proves Mr Corbyn chose to walk past empty seats. Picture: Virgin Trains

Jeremy Corbyn accused of faking “ram-packed” Virgin train video

Transport 8
Wow Air will fly Edinburgh-Reyjavik flights all year round from November. Picture: Wow Air

Wow extends Edinburgh-Reykjavik flights year round

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Safety review after mother and son drown at Aberdeen beach

News 5

Celtic fly to Israel on luxury private jet used by Madonna

Celtic 26

CalMac announces new routes to Scottish islands for winter

Transport 1

MacAskill: ‘Scotland took the rap for Lockerbie aftermath’

Politics 164
Pupils hoping to get into high-performing Catholic schools in East Renfrewshire may have to provide baptismal certificates. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demand for Catholic school places prompts ‘baptism checks’

Education 2

£33m sports facility at Strathclyde University given green light

News 2
The move has been launched to make children better equipped to cope when someone they know dies. Picture: TSPL

Death and bereavement on primary schools’ timetable

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Judy Murray at Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Exclusive: Judy Murray fears for her tennis legacy

Tennis 17
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Switch Pokémon for Plato to boost brain says expert

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Schools in Perthshire not at maximum capacity face closure. Picture: Steven Brown

Perthshire schools without maximum pupils could be closed down

Education 16
Nicola Sturgeon launches the Reading Challenge with children's author and illustrator Alice Melvin. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon launches new children’s reading challenge

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Building innovation centre to double postgrad intake

Companies 6

Females must learn the will to win if they want to compete with men

Education 3

Parents not speaking to children about ‘sexting’ dangers

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Childcare provision ‘unsuitable’ in most areas of Scotland

Education 30
A tiny copepod which has ingested microbeads from a facewash. The beads are seen shining blue. Picture: Contributed

MPs call for national ban on microbeads in cosmetics

Environment
The Transocean Winner has been successfully refloated. Picture: Hilary Duncanson/PA Wire

Grounded oil rig in Western Isles refloated

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Holyrood and Westminster must collaborate on their energy policy. Picture: PA

Ilona Amos: Holyrood and Westminster must work together on energy

Opinion 16
Cairn is accused of failing to report climate change concerns

Cairn Energy accused of failing to disclose environmental risks

Environment 6

Best-known Scots butterflies struggling after two wet summers

Environment 6

Fresh bid to refloat oil rig grounded on Isle of Lewis

News 7

Cash incentives offered to move to Argyll and Bute

News 28

A love of the outdoors inspires mountain rescue volunteers

Charities
Scottish golfer Stephen McAllister helps launch the new health drive. Picture: Lenny Warren

Scots golfers warned of increased skin cancer risk

News 1

Scottish hospital in world-first heart device operation

News 1
Health Secretary Shona Robison says drop in mortality rates is 'encouraging'. Picture: Contributed

Hospital mortality rate down 4.5% since 2014

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One in ten women in their fifties takes HRT, which could raise chances of suffering cancer. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Menopause therapy treatment more likely to get breast cancer

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Scotlands national instrument has hidden dangers. Picture: PA

Death by bagpipes: scientists warn of illness caused by pipes

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Alzheimers symptoms such as severe memory loss are thought to appear when it is already too late for experimental treatments to work. Picture: contributed

Landmark Alzheimer’s trial ‘could be turning point’

News 1
The research revealed that Pakistani women could expect to live for five years longer than white Scots. Picture: TSPL

Ethnic minorities live longer than their white Scots neighbours

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Charles Kennedy’s brother defies ‘you’ll never walk again’ warning

News 2

Naming and shaming plans for poor cosmetic surgery clinics

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Delays hit £150m Sick Kids project

News 7

Staff shortages blamed as bed sores cause ‘preventable’ deaths

News 20
Photo-Me said the deal with Asda was an 'interesting opportunity' to expand. Picture: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Asda sells loss-making photos arm in £5.35m deal

Retail 2
The BHS store on Edinburgh's Princes Street closed earlier this month. Picture: Greg Macvean

Curtain to finally fall on BHS by the weekend

Retail 3
Martin Flanagan says the City is unlikely to rush to follow Neil Woodford's move. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Martin Flanagan: Will rivals follow Neil Woodford’s bonus axe?

Financial

Fraud probes bogged down in paperwork – Nick Leeson

Financial 5

MPs call for national ban on microbeads in cosmetics

Environment

Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 2

Secret files reveal how Thatcher negociated Saudi arms deal

Politics 1
Thatcher lobbied hard with the Saudi royal family to secure the controversial Al-Yamamah contract. Picture: Getty Images

Secret files reveal how Thatcher negociated Saudi arms deal

Politics 1
William Yan who fled to New Zealand after being accused of embezzling money in China. Picture: AP

New Zealand man sought by China settles case for £23.5 million

World
Islamic State is losing its grip on large swathes of territory in Iraq. Picture: AP

IS loses ground as Iraqi forces push back

World 1
Suspects in the bombing which killed 20 people in August last year, Bilal Mohammad and Mieraili Yusufu arrive at a military court in Bangkok. Picture: AP

Thai court rejects allegations of torture by Uighur defendants

World
Tesco has admitted it received complaints from English customers about the use of Saltires. File picture: Getty Images

Tesco removes Saltire from fruit after English complaints

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Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Where would Scotland have finished in Olympic medal table?

News 3
Cllr Kitts-Hayes was staying in a 'Wild West' cabin similar to this. Picture: LEGOLAND Billund

Scots councillor ‘compared Legoland cabin to Butlins in 1970s’

Odd 7

Man proposes to girlfriend by documenting their relationship in Lego

Odd

Edinburgh Zoo penguin given military honour

News 8

BT launch competition to find new voice of speaking clock

Odd

Death by bagpipes: scientists warn of illness caused by pipes

News 4

Mystery of Banksy’s spies mural removal ‘needs inquiry’

News
Castle Grant. Picture: submitted

New Russian owner of Craig Whyte’s castle charged with fraud

News
Neil Oliver has quit social media. Picture: Bill Henry/TPSL

TV star Neil Oliver quits social media over abuse

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Kenny Baker was well loved for portraying several iconic characters including R2-D2. Picture: Wikimedia

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker dies aged 83

UK
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped launch Breast Cancer Nows #2050 Challenge. Picture: Contributed

Mary Allison: Beating breast cancer would be incredible legacy

Opinion
Action for Children Scotland has had support from many people in its fundraising activities. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kate Guthrie: Passion plays part in most successful charities

Opinion
Edinburgh International Festival shows what a cultural powerhouse the UK really is. Picture: Scott Louden

Matt Hancock: How arts and culture can change the world

Opinion
Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Toots Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player

Obituaries
Dr Kate Robertson OBE. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Katherine Robertson OBE, doctor

Obituaries
Journalist, civil rights activist and publisher George Curry. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: George E Curry, journalist and civil rights activist

Obituaries
Jack Carr, mathematician and Heriot-Watt professor. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Jack Carr, mathematician and Emeritus professor

Obituaries 1
Tesco admitted removing Saltires from packaging after English customers complained. Picture: PA

Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 2
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped launch Breast Cancer Nows #2050 Challenge. Picture: Contributed

Mary Allison: Beating breast cancer would be incredible legacy

Opinion
Action for Children Scotland has had support from many people in its fundraising activities. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kate Guthrie: Passion plays part in most successful charities

Opinion
Edinburgh International Festival shows what a cultural powerhouse the UK really is. Picture: Scott Louden

Matt Hancock: How arts and culture can change the world

Opinion
Police Scotland have officially introduced the hijab as uniform. Picture: AP

Chris Marshall: Police accused of losing focus on communities

Opinion 3
Mo Farah may be the exception to the rule that members of Team GB should not be further honoured. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: Giving Olympians gongs disservice to nation

Opinion 3
Kezia Dugdale may have become leader before she was ready but shes making some progress. Picture: Jon Savage

Scott Macnab: Are the Labours of Kezia Dugdale in vain?

Opinion 1

Ilona Amos: Holyrood and Westminster must work together on energy

Opinion 16

Leaders: Olympic victory is reward enough for medal winners

Opinion 3

Karis Williamson: How education opened up a whole new world

Opinion

Ken Scott-Brown: Sharing idea space makes for creative solutions

Opinion