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Nicola Sturgeon slammed over ‘3-year’ teaching vacancies

Nicola Sturgeon
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson accused the First Minister of treating the electorate as 'fools'

Davidson: Sturgeon told a ‘whopper’ over election and indyref2

Politics
SNP MP John Nicolson's office was one target. Picture: Jamie Forbes

White powder package threat to Scots politicians

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Police at the scene where a man has been arrested following an incident in  Whitehall in London. Picture: PA

Knifeman arrested on terror charges in Whitehall

UK

Private firms barred from role in Scottish benefits system

Politics

Modern makeover for Scotland's oldest concert hall revealed

Music

Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

News

Mhairi Black predicts a surge in support from teen voters

Politics
Police question a man outside the court, where Craig Whyte had arrived minutes before. Picture: SWNS

Drama outside court as trial of ex-Rangers owner is delayed

Rangers

Bill Jamieson: Whatever happened to the great populist insurrection?

Ian McDiarmid had the pivotal role as the Emperor in the Star Wars films.

Star Wars villain Ian McDiarmid to play Enoch Powell on Edinburgh stage

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Labour won the most seats at the previous local authority elections in Falkirk, but the SNP has high hopes of regaining power in what is Scotland's fifth largest urban area. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Falkirk council election a two-way race between SNP and Labour

Politics 1

MSP swears as he quotes Trainspotting at Scottish Parliament

Politics 53
Pret boss Clive Schlee is 'reaching out' to British workers. Picture: Pret A Manger/PA Wire

Pret A Manger hunts for British staff to plug Brexit gap

Retail 4
Shoppers in Princes Street, Edinburgh. The capital saw the highest population growth in Scotland in 2016. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

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Poll: ‘More people think Brexit is wrong than right’

Politics 57

Davidson: Sturgeon told a ‘whopper’ over election and indyref2

Politics 24

Private firms barred from role in Scottish benefits system

Politics 6
Rachel Ducker cycles to work in Edinburgh, even though there is parking available for her car. Picture: Sustrans Scotland

Cycling cost saving is equivalent of an 8 per cent pay rise

Transport 20
Author David Spaven. Picture: Contributed

Scottish author wins national ‘Railway Book of the Year’ award

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BP, Edinburgh Road, Bathgate .

Cars stuck in wet cement at Bathgate garage

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Leader comment: Cameras a vital tool for police

Opinion 2

ScotRail disruption from upgrading work to last till December

Transport 16

Stagecoach goes head-to-head with First for HS2

Transport 9

Video: Police to pull over Edinburgh drivers ‘too close to cyclists’

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James McCune Smith became the first African American to receive a doctorate. Picture: University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow honours life of James McCune Smith

Education 2
Lecturers will picket outside colleges today as strike action across Scotland begins.

College lecturers strike across Scotland over pay deal

Education 11
Do we really need to spend money on telling parents to read to their children, asks David Bone

David Bone: Take some reponsibility for yourself

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Oxford University, where students have been issues strict guidelines in a bid to avoid racist behaviour. Picture: Pixabay

University students warned ‘looking away could be racist’

Education 15
Katherine McMahon realised she had to exercise to be healthy. Picture: Neil Hanna

‘Fat’ feminist jogger defies PE class persecutors

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Pupils should be taught about consent in sexual relationships, says MSP.

Consent should be part of sex education, says MSP

Education 5

Consent needs to be taught as part of sex education, says MSP

News 8

Heriot-Watt signs £2.5m research deal with oil giant Total

News 3

Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia project

Tech

‘Cultural step change’ called for over Scottish school meals

Health 6
Shoppers in Princes Street, Edinburgh. The capital saw the highest population growth in Scotland in 2016. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

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Staffin School. Picture: Contributed

Plans unveiled to repopulate Skye crofting village

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Dredging for scallops causes damage to sensitive marine sites. Picture: Howard Wood

Ilona Amos: Sensitive sites need protected if we want plenty more fish in the sea

Opinion 1

David Cole-Hamilton: Emissions cut is win-win

Opinion 9

Scotland’s weather: Snow falls around country

News 7

Edinburgh Zoo’s red pandas move into new enclosure together

News

Rare reef at Loch Carron devastated by scallop dredging

Environment 2
Minister Jeane Freeman. Picture: Contributed

Private firms barred from role in Scottish benefits system

Politics 6
Perth Royal Infirmary. Picture: Wikicommons

Woman with brain aneurysm died after being sent home from hospital

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Advertising appears in the background at the Euro 2016 match between France and England.

Kevan Christie: Danger of alcohol’s links with sport being noticed by children

Opinion
Fetal physiologist Marcus G. Davey of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia helped design the artificial womb system. Picture: AP

‘Artificial wombs’ to keep extremely premature babies alive

Tech 3
Cancer rates increase in 10-year period.

Charity urges action as cancer rates rise over the last decade

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Children are becomming emotional eaters. Picture: TSPL

Parents ‘shouldn’t teach children to comfort eat’

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A leaked memo has revealed the pressure at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hospital in meltdown as 36 patients left waiting for a bed

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Donated defibrillator used to help save man’s life

News

Leader comment: Treating symptoms won’t solve A&E problem

Opinion 3

David Bone: Take some reponsibility for yourself

News

Scots piping star's secret five-year battle with medical condition

News 1
The resilient economy is helping builders Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. Picture: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Economy’s ‘resilience’ gives housebuilders a boost

Companies
Pret boss Clive Schlee is 'reaching out' to British workers. Picture: Pret A Manger/PA Wire

Pret A Manger hunts for British staff to plug Brexit gap

Retail 4
Theresa May greets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a Brexit meeting. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Poll: ‘More people think Brexit is wrong than right’

Politics 57

Barclays tops table for financial service complaints

Financial 1

Knifeman arrested on terror charges in Whitehall

UK

May uses Brexit warning to take fight to Labour

Politics 1

Fear of Brexit impact sparked ‘panic election’, says SNP

Politics 4
Banning off-sales promotions which encouraged people to bulk buy alcohol was a start, but the sheer availability of alcohol must be challenged and licensing boards must have better guidelines. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Alison Douglas: More needs to be done to curb booze problem

Opinion
Developer 4J Studios, behind the Minecraft console games, has a base in Dundee. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Martin Flanagan: Dundee’s game for the digital challenge

Tech 1
Rosehearty Tower was designed to withstand the blast from a 2,000lb bomb. Picture: Deadline

Leader comment: It will be a tough property to sell

Opinion 1
An election defeat under Jeremy Corbyn could see Labour plunged into a new leadership crisis. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA

Bill Jamieson: Whatever happened to the great populist insurrection?

Opinion 11
Ruth Davidson is caught in the horns of a dilemma over the rape clause  damned by opponents if she fails to condemn it but constrained by party loyalty from doing so. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA

Tom Peterkin: Tory focus on indyref2 to distract from rape clause

Opinion 138

Coming councils must put needs of social enterprises at the forefront

Opinion 1

Andrew McCormick: Supply, usefulness, acceptability and cost matter most in renewables

Opinion

Richard Jennings: Factoring in the needs of future first-time buyers

Opinion

Sarah Allison: Post-Brexit, farming will have a huge role

Opinion 1
Brian Wilson said the US blockade on Cuba was a 'crazy' policy. Picture: Greg Macvean

Brian Wilson slams US as Cuba energy project launches

News 13
Emmanuel Macron will contest the second round of French presidential voting on May 7. Picture: Thibault Camus/AP

French voters in Scotland look on as election battle heats up

Politics 9
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Johnson joins election fray with ‘Eton insults’

Politics 2

Story of 92-year-old Serbian refugee to be told in animation

News

Boris Johnson says British military could help US in Syria

Politics 3

Kenny MacAskill: Despite Trump, the world still needs America to tackle big issues

Opinion 5

‘Prolific IS recruiter’ was killed with Scots jihadist by RAF drone

News 1
Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

Odd 1
Three topiary heads created by Michael Kaplan in his garden. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man spends 2,000 hours sculpting ‘head’ hedges

News 3
Couples aer spending almost 20 per cent less on engagement rings.

Amount spent on engagement ring plummets

Odd 2
Banning off-sales promotions which encouraged people to bulk buy alcohol was a start, but the sheer availability of alcohol must be challenged and licensing boards must have better guidelines. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Alison Douglas: More needs to be done to curb booze problem

Opinion
Voters in the Liberton/Gilmerton ward will be heading to the polls tomorrow (Thursday 20 June) to elect a councillor to sit on the City of Edinburgh Council.   The seat has become vacant following the death of Councillor Tom Buchanan who had represented the ward since 2007. Voters at  Liberton Kirk Halls Polling Station and Gilmerton Community Centre Pic Neil Hanna

Coming councils must put needs of social enterprises at the forefront

Opinion 1
Derek Halden, CILT Scottish Committee

Derek Halden: Development must link to transport

Opinion
Fiona McEwan carries the 2014 Commonwealth Games baton

Obituary: Fiona McEwan, accomplished sportswoman and Commonwealth Games official

Obituaries

Appreciation: Bill Copland, radiology specialist and retired Surgeon Captain in RNR

Obituaries
Brian Sunners, 84, of Lake Katrine, died Tuesday, April 18

Brian Sunners, capital graduate who emigrated to Canada

Obituaries
Robert M Pirsig working on a motorcycle in 1975 (William Morrow via AP)

Obituary: Robert M Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Obituaries

Still Game’s Ford Kiernan fined for Glasgow bar outburst

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Tom Hardy, as a witness described how the actor was seen apprehending a suspected moped thief. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Actor Tom Hardy catches moped thief after chasing him

Celebrity
Sir Elton John has cancelled a series of shows in the US. Picture: Billy Benight/PA Wire

Sir Elton John suffering from “potentially deadly” infection

Celebrity

Mark Millar’s journey from Glasgow to Gotham

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Girl band 
Bananarama
. Picture: contributed.

Bananarama are back - and will be touring all their hits

Celebrity