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Tory Government defeated on controversial Universal Credit

Politics
Health boards across Scotland are on track to fall further behind a key target for A&E waiting times.  Picture: Peter Byrne/PA

Scotland even further behind key NHS target

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Scotland Secretary David Mundell and  Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson arrive at Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting. Picture; Getty

Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson needs to be ruthless on internal difficulties

Politics
Haggis has been banned from Canada for nearly 50 years. Picture: Alan Murr

Canada’s 46-year wait for haggis is over after recipe change

Lifestyle

Parents face jail for visiting Scot charged in Dubai

News

Kenny MacAskill: Who needs bricks and mortar tourist offices?

Opinion

Terry Butcher ‘devastated’ by loss of his son

News

NHS Tayside suspends all non-urgent surgeries over Christmas

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Humza Yousaf. Picture: Contributed

Watchdog warns ferry budget difficulties lie ahead

News

Paris Gourtsoyannis: How Brexit could be over by Christmas

Paris Gourtsoyannis

PM's spokesman won't say if Douglas Ross is fulfilling his duties

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Theresa May

Tory Government defeated on controversial Universal Credit

Politics 15
Mhairi Black MP. Picture: GER.

Mhairi Black slams ‘arrogant and idiotic’ Universal Credit

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Scots launch Catalan Defence Committee to ‘defend democracy’

Politics 47
Jackie Baillie is calling for a review of the SFT

Scots taxpayers pay "Wonga rates" on SFT schemes

Politics 17
Many households across Scotland are struggling to make ends meet, data reveals. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Challenge Poverty Week is a stark reminder for all Scots

News 2
The currency issue was a major talking point ahead of the referendum. Deputy Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar and credit union worker Alison Dowling deliver a giant mock-up of a pound coin with Alex Salmond's face on it to Bute House in August 2014. Picture: SWNS

Should an independent Scotland adopt its own currency?

Politics 297

Scottish unemployment rises by 1.4%

News 8

Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson needs to be ruthless on internal difficulties

Politics

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

News 123

Tory MP to miss Commons vote to be assistant referee at Champions League game

News 40
The accident happened on the A803, Falkirk Road. Picture: Google Maps

Cyclist ‘seriously injured’ in road collision with bus

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Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence. Picture; PA

Wizz Air applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

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Storm Ophelia: Thousands without power as recovery process begins

News

Martyn McLaughlin: Public buses are lifeline and vital to Scots economy

UK

Storm Ophelia: Fife - Edinburgh ScotRail services disrupted

Transport 6

Plane lands in Glasgow after declaring emergency over Edinburgh

News
How do we ensure children have the skills for tomorrow's job, asks Claire Gillespie?

Claire Gillespie: How do we ensure children have skills for tomorrow’s jobs?

Opinion 5
The Young Talk Project had a positive impact on school life,  created better pupil relationships, improved discipline and cut the number of suspensions, as well as freeing up time for teachers

Graham Boyack: Get pupils to sort out conflict by themselves and reap the benefits

Opinion

Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work

Tech
10/10/17 . GLASGOW. Stock shot of First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. SNP�"s Nicola Sturgeon.
Nicola Sturgeon makes her keynote address to SNP party conference in Glasgow.

Dr Katherine Trebeck: Fair play to the SNP – their ideas could cut gap between have and have-nots

Opinion 19
Paolo Nutini will be teaching songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.

Singing star Paolo Nutini to become a university tutor

Celebrity 3
Carlos Moedas said UK participation in the flagship Horizon 2020 programme  hinges on the governments approach to immigration after Brexit

Hard Brexit ‘threatens scientific research’ at Scots universities

Education 170
Eric Soane  has turned his attention to school playing fields picking up 23,000 coins that have dropped out of pupils pockets. Picture: John Jeefay

Pensioner unearths £1,700 of pupils’ cash and gives it schools

News 2

Scots primary school class sizes grow as teacher numbers fall

Education 53

Teachers should discuss dark web ‘dangers’ with pupils

Tech 4

Hemp eyewear designer joins accelerator programme at ECCI

Tech 3

Martin Davidson: Get the kids to go outside and they will learn more about themselves

Opinion 2
The final turbine being put into place at the wind farm

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

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Scotland is set to have a deposite system for empty drink containers. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

James Mackenzie: Deposit system welcome – but we must go further

Opinion 4
10/10/17 . GLASGOW. Stock shot of First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. SNP�"s Nicola Sturgeon.
Nicola Sturgeon makes her keynote address to SNP party conference in Glasgow.

Dr Katherine Trebeck: Fair play to the SNP – their ideas could cut gap between have and have-nots

Opinion 19
Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world's seas, Sir David has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Fast action on plastic pollution required Sir David Attenborough

TV & Radio

Plastic pellets threaten to bury Scotland’s sandy beaches

Environment 1

Energy-efficient homes ‘should get £500 off tax bill’

Environment 19

Leader: Everyone can help turn the tide of beach pollution

Opinion 1
Tony Singh's recipes will be handed out at local food banks. Picture: Peter Devlin

Edinburgh celebrity chef creates bespoke foodbank recipes

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Dunsyre Blue cheese

Cheesemaker avoids charges over e-coli death of child

News 4
Rick Loup. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Patient faces 16-month wait for surgery on both his knees

UK
Macmillan Cancer Support released concerning report. Picture: Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Leader comment: Support is vital in the fight against cancer

Opinion
Getting the all-clear is not the end of the struggle says Clare Smith, thats when support is essential. Picture: TSPL

Cancer patients ‘let down in their time of need’

Health 1
Concern over number of vacancies across Scotland in the care services. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Vacancies in over a third of care services across Scotland

UK 5
Health boards across Scotland are on track to fall further behind a key target for A&E waiting times.  Picture: Peter Byrne/PA

Scotland even further behind key NHS target

News 16

‘King of Spice’ creates bespoke foodbank recipes

News

Brave Luke, 7, defies odds after treatment at Mexican hospital

UK

NHS bosses ‘should hang their heads in shame’ over Dundee suicide

News 1

David Walsh: Not wrong to take pills for depression – some need them

Opinion 11

UK

Jamie Harron. Picture: SWNS

Parents face jail for visiting Scot charged in Dubai

News 12
How much do weddings cost in Scotland? Picture: Pixabay/Free Image

Revealed: How much it costs to get married in Scotland

UK 1
Linesman and Conservative MP Douglas Ross who will miss a Commons vote on welfare policy to officiate at a Champions League match. Picture; PA

Tory MP to miss Commons vote to be assistant referee at Champions League game

News 40
Rick Loup. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Patient faces 16-month wait for surgery on both his knees

UK

UK unemployment falls to 12-year-low

UK 1

Leader comment: Farewell Crimewatch

UK

Vacancies in over a third of care services across Scotland

UK 5

Martyn McLaughlin: Public buses are lifeline and vital to Scots economy

UK
A beauty spot like Glencoe sells itself (Picture: Ian Rutherford)

Kenny MacAskill: Who needs bricks and mortar tourist offices?

Opinion
Scotland Secretary David Mundell and  Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson arrive at Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting. Picture; Getty

Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson needs to be ruthless on internal difficulties

Politics
How do we ensure children have the skills for tomorrow's job, asks Claire Gillespie?

Claire Gillespie: How do we ensure children have skills for tomorrow’s jobs?

Opinion 5
Macmillan Cancer Support released concerning report. Picture: Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Leader comment: Support is vital in the fight against cancer

Opinion
There has been a significant shift in the demographics of bus passengers over the past decade. Picture: Jane Barlow

Martyn McLaughlin: Public buses are lifeline and vital to Scots economy

UK
Counselling depressed man head in hands. Man upset during a chat with a woman, possibly a failed relationship / breaking up.

Anne Chilton: Change is inevitable, but how we deal with it is the most important thing

Opinion

Graham Boyack: Get pupils to sort out conflict by themselves and reap the benefits

Opinion

Four Scots chippies battle for national food title

Opinion

Ayesha Hazarika: Me too. But how long before we say ‘last week’s news’?

Opinion 1

Nick Waugh: Echoes of New Town as Shawfair pushes on

Opinion 1

Scots launch Catalan Defence Committee to ‘defend democracy’

Politics 47
The brother of Harvey Weinstein (pictured) has denied harassing a producer.

Brother of Harvey Weinstein denies harassment claims

Lifestyle
The bull in Prospect Park.

Bull on loose in New York escapes slaughterhouse and injures child

Odd
Producer Kathleen Kennedy has called for a "zero-tolerance" approach. Picture: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women In Film)

Film producer calls for commission to stamp out sexual harassment

News 4

Spain’s top court confirms Catalonia referendum illegal

World 22

Clean up starts as Syrian ‘capital of terrorism’ liberated from IS

World

Tory Minister criticises SNP MP over role in Catalan vote

Politics 393

Ayesha Hazarika: Me too. But how long before we say ‘last week’s news’?

Opinion 1

Odd

The bull in Prospect Park.

Bull on loose in New York escapes slaughterhouse and injures child

Odd
Sir Richard Branson opened up about being the target of cons. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Sir Richard Branson targeted with $5m ‘terrorist’ ransom demand

Odd 4
Danielle Hirst, 28 and Craig Smith, 31, who had sex at a Dominos Pizza restaurant arrive at Scarborough Magistrates Court. Picture: SWNS

Couple who had sex while waiting for pizza in Domino’s spared jail

Odd 8
Counselling depressed man head in hands. Man upset during a chat with a woman, possibly a failed relationship / breaking up.

Anne Chilton: Change is inevitable, but how we deal with it is the most important thing

Opinion
The Young Talk Project had a positive impact on school life,  created better pupil relationships, improved discipline and cut the number of suspensions, as well as freeing up time for teachers

Graham Boyack: Get pupils to sort out conflict by themselves and reap the benefits

Opinion
10/10/17 . GLASGOW. Stock shot of First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. SNP�"s Nicola Sturgeon.
Nicola Sturgeon makes her keynote address to SNP party conference in Glasgow.

Dr Katherine Trebeck: Fair play to the SNP – their ideas could cut gap between have and have-nots

Opinion 19
Lady Jean Fforde in her home in Arran in 2014 (Picture: Robert Perry)

Obituary: Lady Jean Fforde, aristocrat said to have auctioned off an earldom to pay for central heating

Obituaries
Dr Margaret Colquhoun

Obituary: Margaret Colquhoun, evolutionary biologist, much-respected and sought-after adult educator

Obituaries
Norman Lawrence obit
Garage proprietor and mechanic
Born 11 January, 1918 in Kininmonth (correct), Aberdeenshire
Died 29 September, 2017 in Banchory, aged 99

Norman Lawrence: Garage proprietor, mechanic and Second World War veteran

Obituaries 1
Alex Wattie, award-winning journalist and broadcaster

Obituary: Alex Wattie, award-winning journalist and broadcaster, sailor and hillwalker

Obituaries

Film producer calls for commission to stamp out sexual harassment

News 4
Sir Richard Branson opened up about being the target of cons. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Sir Richard Branson targeted with $5m ‘terrorist’ ransom demand

Odd 4
Paolo Nutini will be teaching songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.

Singing star Paolo Nutini to become a university tutor

Celebrity 3
Gerard Butler was rushed to hospital. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorbike smash

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Harvey Weinstein is accused of rape and sexual assault. Picture: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

The Weinstein company in talks to sell assets as scandal grows

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