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What lessons can Nicola Sturgeon learn from Catalonian Indyref plans?

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Dr Philippa Whitford. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

SNP MP caught out by ‘Scotland valuable part of England’ tweet

Politics
Pressure is building on the UK Government over rejections and crippling delays in granting artists visas for the Fringe Festival.

Visa rejection could have ‘chilling effect’ for Edinburgh Fringe

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Gordon Brown meets his political nemesis Gillian Duffy in Rochdale  and the rest is history.

Joyce McMillan: Tragic betrayal of our future generations

Opinion

Contradictory post-Brexit statements denying Scotland ‘essential powers’

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Images reveal translation of New Town square for Edinburgh Festival show

Lifestyle
Rod Stewart has donated thousands of pounds to families of disabled children to cover the cost of joining a protest against cuts to medical funding. Picture; PA

Rod Stewart funds trip for protest against US medical cuts

Lifestyle

Tom Peterkin: Mason’s knack for squabbles obscures real debate

Tom Peterkin
Dr Philippa Whitford. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

SNP MP caught out by ‘Scotland valuable part of England’ tweet

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The DUP have ruled out such an agreement. Picture; PA

DUP rules out Irish post-Brexit sea border

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People wave Catalan flags, known as the Estelada flag, during a pro-independence rally on September 11th. Picture: AP

What lessons can Nicola Sturgeon learn from Catalonian Indyref plans?

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Kenny MacAskill says a federal future could be the answer to the current constitutional quagmire

Police Scotland warned of ‘leadership gap’ in the force

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Phil Gormley faces a high-level probe after a complaint was made by another Police Scotland officer. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Police Scotland chief constable should ‘step aside’

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Theresa May acknowledged that people may be sceptical about the Tory record on gay rights, but insisted that both she and the party had "come a long way" on the issue. Picture; PA

Theresa May says Tories have ‘come a long way’ on gay rights

Politics 2

Brian Wilson: A salute to Lord McCluskey

Opinion 6

Joyce McMillan: Tragic betrayal of our future generations

Opinion 79
"You have to buy a ticket before you get on a train. It's best to allow plenty of time." Picture: Sharon Rentta/Alison Green Books

Alastair Dalton: Children’s book on railways tells it as it is

Opinion 1
The incident happened at Franca station. Picture; Stock image

48 injured in Barcelona train crash

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Video: Burke and Hare come to life in Falkirk canal tunnel

Transport 1

Engineer who kept world’s shortest flight operating retires

Transport 1

Sale of diesel and petrol cars to be banned from 2040

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Leader comment: ScotRail must prove its trains are on a roll

Opinion 4

9 out of 10 passengers satisfied with ScotRail, finds report

Transport 30
The school in North Ronaldsay has closed after its only pupil left to go to high school. Picture: Geograph

Smallest school in UK closes after only pupil leaves

Education 5
Critics say the Scottish Government have failed to improve school performance. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Government failed to improve education, say critics

Politics 12
Learning coding skills are essential to secure the jobs of tomorrow, says Marc Dinardo

Marc Dinardo: Coding skills will be vital to finding future jobs

Opinion 1
Sharing data between public bodies and private sector tech giants has the potential to revolutionise health provision the world over. Picture: Tony Marsh/TSPL

Dr Google will see you now: How data can revolutionise healthcare

Tech
Scottish Labour believe the figures reinforce the case for a school-based counsellor in every secondary. Picture (posed by models): John Devlin

Mental health targets missed for Scots children

Education 8
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Back to school money saving hacks revealed

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney plays with David Mckay and Library outreach worker Alison Nolan as he takes part in in a workshop at Newark Primary School, Port Glasgow. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish schools in poorest areas to get £45m

Education 5

Reading standards in Scotland falling behind UK, study warns

Politics 83

Leader comment: Follow through needed on school reforms

Opinion 1

Jeremy Corbyn: I never promised to write off student debt

Politics 25

Leader comment: Schools not shying away from reality

Opinion 1
Glencorse reservoir in Midlothian. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Quality of drinking water in Scotland ‘among best in the world’

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Sir David Attenborough will join the lineup at the Edinburgh Festival. Picture; PA

Sir David Attenborough to join Edinburgh Festival line-up

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Red fox Vulpes vulpes, walking through urban cemetery, London, England, April

Families camp out to see nature’s nightlife at RSPB event

Environment

Widower criticised after releasing 2000 bottles into rivers

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A link has been found between trying e-cigarettes, and then going on to try tobacco cigarettes. Picture: PA

Leader comment: Jury is out on e-cigarettes

Opinion 1
Smoking followed e-cigarette use, found one study

E-cigarettes ‘likely to lead youngsters to tobacco’

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Charlie Gard. Picture: Contributed

Charlie Gard will ‘inevitably’ die shortly as judge backs hospice plan

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Failure to plan long-term has led to NHS staffing crisis. Picture: Jayne Wright

Failure to plan long-term has led to NHS staffing ‘crisis’

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Obesity is on the rise in more deprived areas. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Obesity on the rise in most deprived areas, study reveals

Health 9

Kevan Christie: Minimum pricing is all about public health v big business

Opinion 1

Charlie Gard to spend final days in a hospice, parents decide

Health

Dr Google will see you now: How data can revolutionise healthcare

Tech

Stephanie Inglis brain injury prevents return to judo

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The DUP have ruled out such an agreement. Picture; PA

DUP rules out Irish post-Brexit sea border

UK
There have been calls from campaigners to launch manslaughter charges. Picture; PA

Grenfell Tower: Campaigners call for manslaughter charges

UK
Despite the hit, Lloyds saw its first-half profits rise. Picture: John Devlin

Bank of Scotland owner stung by PPI and mortgage costs

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Martin Flanagan: Petrol and diesel ban could use some help

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"You have to buy a ticket before you get on a train. It's best to allow plenty of time." Picture: Sharon Rentta/Alison Green Books

Alastair Dalton: Children’s book on railways tells it as it is

Opinion 1
Chief Constable Phil Gormley was appointed in 2015.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Leader comment: Police chief claims must be swiftly investigated

Opinion
Considering greenspace sites is just one way of expanding

Daryl Teague: Edinburgh finds itself in a space race for regeneration

Opinion
Nick Shields, Director at Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service and Board member of Quality Scotland.

Nick Shields: Business model approach can make excellence a Scottish characteristic

Opinion
More and more older patients are leaving pharmacies with sackfuls of medication prescribed by doctors, which may no longer be appropriate for their conditions and do not deliver a benefit

Harry McQuillan: If you want to cut unnecessary medicines, involve the pharmacists

Opinion 1
Lord McCluskey prevented Holyrood getting the power to sack judges

Brian Wilson: A salute to Lord McCluskey

Opinion 6

Leader comment: Jury is out on e-cigarettes

Opinion 1

Joyce McMillan: Tragic betrayal of our future generations

Opinion 79

Jim Duffy: Tensions rising in the real-life Town Called Malice

Opinion

Martin Flanagan: Petrol and diesel ban could use some help

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Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi was turned down for a visa to attend the Edinburgh Festival earlier this month.

Joy for Iranian artist as Edinburgh Festival visa ban is overturned

Lifestyle
Rod Stewart has donated thousands of pounds to families of disabled children to cover the cost of joining a protest against cuts to medical funding. Picture; PA

Rod Stewart funds trip for protest against US medical cuts

Lifestyle
Former Chinese Vice Health Minister Huang Jiefu is the chief architect of China's organ transplant program. Picture: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

China ‘on track to lead the world in organ transplants’

World 1
Apple have been ordered to pay a university more than $500m. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Apple ordered to pay university over half a billion dollars

Tech 1

Donald Trump to bar transgender people from serving in military

World 6

British tourists among thousands fleeing French wildfires

World 8

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine removed amid tension

World 3

Australian minister quits after mother tells him he might be Italian

World

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A man who sparked outrage for his efforts to find love by releasing thousands of messages in bottles at beauty spots across the UK has said he now has dozens of potential dates.

Message in bottle campaign sparks date offers – and attacks for littering

Dumfries & Borders

Meet the futuristic sex robot developers claim is ‘game-changer’

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Picture: Dull, Pertshire, TSPL

Scotland’s Dullest town to celebrate with Bland and Boring

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Jamie Murray trolls brother Andy in hilarious video

News 1
Nick Shields, Director at Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service and Board member of Quality Scotland.

Nick Shields: Business model approach can make excellence a Scottish characteristic

Opinion
More and more older patients are leaving pharmacies with sackfuls of medication prescribed by doctors, which may no longer be appropriate for their conditions and do not deliver a benefit

Harry McQuillan: If you want to cut unnecessary medicines, involve the pharmacists

Opinion 1

Jeanette Forbes: There’s new hope for people living with type 1 diabetes

Opinion 1
Obituary: Irene McLean loved a party and organised many fundraising events

Irene McLean: Devoted mother who worked tirelessly for charity

Obituaries
English actress Deborah Watling in 1971  (Photo by Jack Kay/Daily Express/Getty Images)

Obituary: Deborah Watling, the archetypal Sixties Doctor Who companion

Obituaries
David Laing, footballer turned journalist

Obituary: David ‘Davie’ Laing, footballer, Hearts stalwart and Scottish Cup winner with Clyde

Obituaries 1

Rod Stewart funds trip for protest against US medical cuts

Lifestyle
James Bond is to return to screens next year but who will play 007? Picture: Adam Berry/Getty

James Bond to return to screens in November 2019

Film
Sara Cox. Picture: file image

Sara Cox stalker who hoarded child porn is jailed

UK
New Time Lord Jodie Whittaker. Picture: PA

Dr Who producer Steven Moffat blasts Jodie Whittaker critics

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William and Harry dressed as policemen. Picture: PA

Princess Diana loved dressing princes in ‘bizarre costumes’

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