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Holyrood’s indyref2 vote rejected by Westminster

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Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland ministers would consider direct rule, MPs told

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Comment: postponed indyref2 debate fails to excite

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Sky

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots have right to choose Brexit or indyref2

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Queensferry Crossing opening delayed for a second time

Transport

Police Scotland to deploy officers with tasers to patrol Holyrood

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Cancer waiting times called 'unacceptable' as targets missed

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Nicola Sturgeon: PM has no ‘rational opposition’ to indyref2

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Caroline Grieve. Picture: submitted

‘Overworked’ Dumfries High teacher falsified pupils’ results

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Paris Gourtsoyannis: How to prevent terror requires a rethink

Paris Gourtsoyannis
A pro-EU march heads down the Canongate in Edinburgh. Scottish attitudes towards Brexit are increasingly 'pessimistic', the SNP has said. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

SNP: UK public ‘pessimistic’ about Brexit economic impact

Politics 26
AG Barr chief Roger White said the soft drinks giant remained upbeat despite the 'uncertain' environment. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Irn-Bru maker shrugs off Brexit risk as profits rise

Retail 6
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Comment: postponed indyref2 debate fails to excite

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Holyrood’s indyref2 vote rejected by Westminster

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Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland ministers would consider direct rule, MPs told

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Sky

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots have right to choose Brexit or indyref2

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Police Scotland to deploy officers with tasers to patrol Holyrood

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David Davis: UK ‘will refuse to pay £50bn Brexit fee’

UK 25

Daily Mail slammed as sexist for ‘Legs-it’ front page

Politics 47
The Queensferry Crossing was originally scheduled to open in December.

Queensferry Crossing opening delayed for a second time

Transport 70
Stagecoach's lost SWT franchise has both practical and symbolic status, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Martin Flanagan: Wheels come off for Stagecoach at SWT

Transport
Aberdeen's FirstGroup and China's MTR will take over the South West Trains route from Perth-based Stagecoach. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Stagecoach loses SWT franchise to rival FirstGroup

Transport
Average speed cameras similar to the ones on the A9 are to be installed on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven. Picture: SWNS

A90 average speed cameras to track cars for 50 miles

Transport 11

Leader comment: Don’t get blown off course by delays

Opinion 9

Alastair Dalton: Expertise in dealing with rail suicides will be ever more vital

Opinion 2

New Fair Isle flights from Orkney launched by Loganair

Transport 1
John Swinney, deputy First Minister and education secretary is due to speak at ISTP, the major international education conference.
PICTURE: IAN RUTHERFORD

Major international education summit hosted in Edinburgh

Education 1
Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

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Caroline Grieve. Picture: submitted

‘Overworked’ Dumfries High teacher falsified pupils’ results

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Problems in the teaching of our own language reach back decades

Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English

Opinion 1
Inspectors said Scottish education has gone through a significant period of reform

Scottish educations experts find five areas of improvement

Education
Gerry McCormick, the councils acting head of Standards and Inclusion, says there are many indicators to take into consideration and is confident progress is being made.

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Education 3

Scots teachers subject to ‘vicious’ online abuse from parents

Education 19

John Edward: Is it time for all schools to have governors?

Opinion 2

College lecturers balloted on strike action over pay

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Damning school inspection report ‘shows change needed’

Politics 67
The Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens has fallen out of use in recent years.

Seven contenders for revamp of Edinburgh's Ross Bandstand

Heritage 12
The recommendation is for independent monitors  to police fox hunts.

Total ban on fox hunting ‘would not ensure adherence to law’

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Revellers enjoy the sunshine in Princes St Gardens. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scotland’s weather: Odds for hottest Easter on record slashed

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Scottish seaweed industry prepares for commercial future

Environment 1

Ilona Amos: Toads cross the road to get to the other side, but they need our help

Opinion 1

Crimes against birds of prey in Scotland down by 26%

News 1

Leader comment: Eagles are golden opportunity

Opinion 3
Scientists carried out Alzheimer's testing on mice.

Scientists on verge of Alzheimer's memory loss 'breakthrough'

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Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

University to open £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence

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Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

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Cancer waiting times not met

Cancer waiting times called 'unacceptable' as targets missed

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Dominiczak

University of Glasgow to open £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence

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Scientists at John Hopkins university in the United States have identified the protein that leads to memory loss in Alzheimer sufferers and reversed the loss of memory in mice.

Leader coment: Acknowledge the millions who are doing good

Politics
William, the care home dog. Picture: NHS Highlands

Crowdfunding campaign helps Highland care home dog

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Lesley Riddoch: Fears nursing shortage is hitting health care

Opinion 34

MPs call for tougher measures to combat childhood obesity

News 2

Stressed psychiatric nurses ‘suffer anxiety disorder’

UK

Children’s panels ‘should hear FGM risk cases’

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Tesco escaped prosecution but has been landed with a hefty penalty. Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Tesco hit with £129m fine over accounting scandal

Retail 4
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland ministers would consider direct rule, MPs told

Politics 6

David Davis: UK ‘will refuse to pay £50bn Brexit fee’

UK 25
The front page of the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail slammed as sexist for ‘Legs-it’ front page

Politics 47

Marine Alexander Blackman set for release within two weeks

UK 2

Lenders to face foreign scenario in BoE stress test

Financial

New £1 coin enters circulation

UK 3

Brexit: Northern Ireland ‘can leave the UK for Europe’

UK 62
President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence seen as House Speaker Paul Ryan, above, announces withdrawal of the bill. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump humiliated over health bill

World 14
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between government troops and IS. Picture: AFP/Getty

Threat of more air strikes sends thousands fleeing Mosul

World 4
A woman confronts police officers blocking a street during an opposition rally in Minsk. Photograph: AP

Belarus protesters clash with police over ‘parasites tax’

World 4
One person has been killed and one person has been wounded after a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Picture: PA

One dead one wounded after Las Vegas Strip shooting

World 7
Festival-goers will be encouraged to wear unicorn horns at the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival. Picture: Contributed

‘Unicorns’ are alive and well in Galloway

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Ayrshire dog day care centre owner Malcolm Balish wants wider regulation. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish dog daycare regulations ‘are a postcode lottery’

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Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

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Home ownership is a top priority for Millennials, the report found.

Milllennials believe their financial future is 'as good as parents'

Odd 1

E.Coli-linked cheesemaker to recommence production

Odd 7

Shop flooded with 2,000 orders for Buckfast Easter Egg

Odd 6

Video: Chance to spot Northern Lights in Edinburgh tonight

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Couple take legal action against Diageo over ‘whisky fungus’

Odd 3
Ed Sheeran appearing obn Comic Relief - Photographer: Jamie Carter

Sheeran’s Comic Relief trip sparks tears

UK
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with their children, Julian, left, and Kyoko, on holiday at Durness, in Sutherland, in 1969. PIC: PA.

John Lennon and his holidays in the Scottish Highlands

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Colin Montgomerie on his wedding day with wife Gaynor Knowles. Picture: PA

Colin Montgomerie settles divorce from wife Gaynor

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Wrestlers like Big Daddy (aka Shirley Crabtree) were household names thanks to television coverage (file photo)

Wrestling to return to primetime ITV slot after 30 years

TV & Radio
Filming of the Down's Syndrome Scotland advert as part of their Awareness Week

Don’t see Down’s syndrome, see the person

Opinion
Dr. Calum MacKellar Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

Danger of soft opt-out for organ donation

Opinion 2
Harry McQuillan is chief executive of Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Time to tell more people about help at pharmacy

Opinion

Obituary: James More, Edinburgh City Council Depute Town Clerk

Obituaries
Anne Mathewson obit

Obituary: Anne Mathewson, ran Clifton Hall School in Edinburgh

Obituaries
Adam Kennedy Bergius, DSC, submariner

Obituary: Adam Kennedy Bergius, DSC, Operation Sabre hero, submariner and sailor

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ex-Royal Marine John McGhee

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Obituary: John Andrew McGhee, Royal Marine & D-Day veteran

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Stagecoach's lost SWT franchise has both practical and symbolic status, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Martin Flanagan: Wheels come off for Stagecoach at SWT

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Malcom Parkin: Quantitative easing only benefited the banks

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Kevin Hobbs: Scotland’s maritime industry still buoyant

Opinion
Problems in the teaching of our own language reach back decades

Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English

Opinion 1
Filming of the Down's Syndrome Scotland advert as part of their Awareness Week

Don’t see Down’s syndrome, see the person

Opinion

Professor Gary McEwan: Pay it back with business mentoring

Opinion

Danger of soft opt-out for organ donation

Opinion 2

Time to tell more people about help at pharmacy

Opinion

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey: Class disparity ensures the paths taken early in life will not cross again

Opinion 5