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Sturgeon: Indyref2 now ‘more likely’ with hard Brexit plans

Politics
Paramedics standing outside an accident and emergency department in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

100 Scots patients spent 12 hours in A&E in first week of 2017

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Wind turbines produced enough power to meet Scotland's entire electricity needs for a whole day for the first time ever in August last year.  Picture: Getty Images

Calls for Scotland to set tougher green energy targets

Environment
SNP MPs likened to Robert Mugabes Zanu-PF. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

SNP ‘iron discipline’ likened to Mugabe’s political party

Politics

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

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Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

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Dozens of jobs to go as prosecution service faces £1.5m cuts

Politics

Scots children living in temporary accommodation up 17%

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Jocky Wilson was unemployed in 1979 when he won a darts competition at Butlins in Ayr. Picture: Getty Images

Story of Fife darts legend Jocky Wilson inspires new stage show

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Sturgeon: Indyref2 now ‘more likely’ with hard Brexit plans

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More than 120,000 children across Britain spent Christmas homeless and in temporary accommodation, according to analysis by Shelter. Picture: Laurie Garnons-Williams/Shelter/PA Wire

Scots children living in temporary accommodation up 17%

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned a second independence referendum may be the only way to avoid a damaging Brexit. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon: Indyref2 now a "fundamental" society question

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UK farm minister George Eustice was accused of 'not having a clue' about rural policy after Brexit. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Defra ‘doesn’t have a clue about post-Brexit world’

Farming 4
Donald Trump willbe sworn into office this Friday. Picture; Getty

Anti-Trump protest planned for Edinburgh on inauguration day

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Short-term women prisoners are denied heroin substitute. Picture: Jon Savage

Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

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Dozens of jobs to go as prosecution service faces £1.5m cuts

Politics 3

SNP ‘iron discipline’ likened to Mugabe’s political party

Politics 14

Theresa May’s European Single Market Brexit speech in full

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Theresa May confirms: Britain will leave the single market

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Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

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The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

Transport 5
Lothian Buses will be helping to fund the tram line extension. Picture: Dan Phillips

Lothian Buses set to hand council £20m to fund tram extension

Transport 67
Electro-fishing to remove fish from the Union Canal in Linlithgow today. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Giant pike sought during draining of Union Canal

Transport 1

Ryanair launch Blue Monday flash sale

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Trains running as normal after Forth Bridge safety checks

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Scotland weather: Winter’s icy grip will be loosened over weekend

Transport 3

Union warns against British Transport Police merger plans

UK 3
Daniel Broby

Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

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teachers and pupils continue to achieve results despite  not because of  the system.

Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

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Relations between teachers and the national exam board are 'near breaking point.' Picture: TSPL

Teacher and Scottish exam board relations ‘near breaking point’

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Picture Ian Rutherford

Council chief execs question need for “disruptive” school reforms

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Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

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New plans are set to give schools sweeping new powers over budgets and hiring staff. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scots headteacher recruitment crisis ‘could get worse’

Politics 12

Teachers given online tool to raise classroom attainment

Tech 5

Hard Brexit could be ‘biggest disaster’ in years for universities

Education 19

Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

Education 6

Scottish think tank slam free nursery system as ‘unfair’

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Sun-lovers basked in 24C heat on Ayr beach in 2016, the hottest year on record globally. Picture: SWNS

Calls to cut emissions as 2016 hottest year on year globally

Environment
Wind turbines produced enough power to meet Scotland's entire electricity needs for a whole day for the first time ever in August last year.  Picture: Getty Images

Calls for Scotland to set tougher green energy targets

Environment 4
Jura golf course.

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

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Ilona Amos: Steps must be taken to slash toxic fumes and save lives

Opinion 4

Scottish tattie set to be given protected status by European Union

Environment 1

‘Dry’ Tayside salmon river tributary reopens after 60 years

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Short-term women prisoners are denied heroin substitute. Picture: Jon Savage

Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

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The boxes will help Highlands mothers who have to travel 100 miles to give birth. Picture: Contributed

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

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Construction workers were found to be most at risk from malignant melanoma. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Builders most at risk of developing skin cancer while at work

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Victoria Harris in training for trek. Picture: Contributed

Scot aims to do first solo Jordan trail trek for charity

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Paramedics standing outside an accident and emergency department in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

100 Scots patients spent 12 hours in A&E in first week of 2017

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Exterior View of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

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Volunteers working for Borders furniture reuse charity Home Basics sort out items at its Walkerburn depot for a Christmas toy sale. More people are volunterring to help care for people.

Leader comment: Volunteer to help us all out

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Paris Gourtsoyannis: Migrant pressure based on a myth

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Gentler exercise ‘can be just as effective’ as intense activity

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Pregnancy weight gain not linked to early death in adulthood

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Thousands of elderly volunteers help ease health care crisis

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Greggs boss Roger Whiteside will be adding vanilla latte and green tea to the chain's menu. Picture: Contributed

Greggs sales boosted by demand for healthier snacks

Retail 1
UK farm minister George Eustice was accused of 'not having a clue' about rural policy after Brexit. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Defra ‘doesn’t have a clue about post-Brexit world’

Farming 4
The settlement relates to bribery scandals in overseas markets such as China and Indonesia. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rolls-Royce agrees £671m settlement for corruption claims

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Theresa May confirms: Britain will leave the single market

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Brexit: 12 objectives of Theresa May’s negotiations

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May rules out Scottish Brexit deal and calls for UK-wide support

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Donald Trump willbe sworn into office this Friday. Picture; Getty

Anti-Trump protest planned for Edinburgh on inauguration day

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The settlement relates to bribery scandals in overseas markets such as China and Indonesia. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rolls-Royce agrees £671m settlement for corruption claims

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Noor Salman, wife of Orlando nightclub shooting killer Omar Mateen, has been charged with helping him before the attack.

Orlando nightclub gunman’s widow charged with helping husband

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Swiss president Doris Leuthard and Chinas president Xi Jinping. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Chinese president Xi Jinping warns against trade protectionism

World 1
Scottish swimmer David Wilkie celebrates after beating his 200 m breast stroke record during the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, July 1970.

Ex-Olympian David Wilkie quits local pool after being told off for swimming too fast

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Macie, a 14-week-old Staffirdshire Bull Terrier who  swallowed a kitchen knife and required life-saving surgery.
 Picture: Sandy Young

Scottish puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

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Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

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Theresa May to feature in edition of American Vogue

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High demand to learn CPR to save animals in emergencies

Tech 3

Scotland’s weather: Temperatures set to be hotter than Barcelona next week

News 11

Henrik Larsson wins two contestants the Pointless jackpot

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

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Jamie Murray. Picture: John Devlin.

Jamie Murray ‘mistaken for brother Andy by taxi driver’

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George Michael. Picture: SWNS

George Michael died ‘of accidental drugs overdose’

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Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

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John Devlin. 02/07/15 . GLASGOW. Tai Chi class. MSPs launch inquiry into access to palliative and end of life care across Scotland. Duncan McNeil, convener of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, and deputy convener Bob Doris join hospice staff to announce details of the inquiry. They are joined by Harry Bunch and Bill Whiland who are members of Marie Curie Expert Voices Group. Both Bill and Harry lost their partners (wife) and advise the charity on bereaved carers. Marie Curie Hospice, Balornock Road, G21 3US.

Everyone should have equal access to palliative care without worries

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Colin Valentine, CAMRA

Policy makers should not treat moderate drinkers like idiot children

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The symptoms of menopause are well-known but not typically discussed in the workplace. Picture: Contributed

Menopause: are employers brave enough to tackle the workplace’s last taboo?

Opinion 1
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at his son-in-law�"s home near Pompano Beach in Florida. Snuka, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, was 73. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)

Obituary: Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, WWE wrestler

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Dick Gautier   arrives at The Actors Fund's 15th Annual Tony Awards Party  on June 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Obituary: Dick Gautier, Broadway and TV star

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Lady Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple has died at the age of 84

Obituary: Anne-Louise Mary Hamilton-Dalrymple, Lord Lieutenant’s wife who was patron and supporter of many charities

Obituaries
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon waving to the crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Picture: PA

Obituary: Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret

Obituaries
John Devlin. 02/07/15 . GLASGOW. Tai Chi class. MSPs launch inquiry into access to palliative and end of life care across Scotland. Duncan McNeil, convener of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, and deputy convener Bob Doris join hospice staff to announce details of the inquiry. They are joined by Harry Bunch and Bill Whiland who are members of Marie Curie Expert Voices Group. Both Bill and Harry lost their partners (wife) and advise the charity on bereaved carers. Marie Curie Hospice, Balornock Road, G21 3US.

Everyone should have equal access to palliative care without worries

Opinion
Colin Valentine, CAMRA

Policy makers should not treat moderate drinkers like idiot children

Opinion 2
The symptoms of menopause are well-known but not typically discussed in the workplace. Picture: Contributed

Menopause: are employers brave enough to tackle the workplace’s last taboo?

Opinion 1
Air pollution is the leading preventable cause of early death globally, with traffic fumes a major contributory factor.

Ilona Amos: Steps must be taken to slash toxic fumes and save lives

Opinion 4
teachers and pupils continue to achieve results despite  not because of  the system.

Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

Opinion 2
Volunteers working for Borders furniture reuse charity Home Basics sort out items at its Walkerburn depot for a Christmas toy sale. More people are volunterring to help care for people.

Leader comment: Volunteer to help us all out

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In the UK, you are far more likely to be treated by an immigrant than miss out on a hospital bed because of one. Picture: PA Wire

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Migrant pressure based on a myth

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Aidan Smith: Why I’d love to see a favourite venue rock again

Opinion

Jane Bradley: Lost toy? Oh dear, never mind

Opinion 4

Brian Ferguson: It’s not the time for Council cuts to Hogmanay funding

Opinion 4

Susan Dalgety: Corbyn doesn’t work for Labour

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