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More than 200 Scottish schools axed in past decade

Politics
Fresh questions have been raised about Police Scotland's call-handling procedures. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Police Scotland control room criticised over death

News
Lord McCluskey at home in Edinburgh in 2010. Picture: Mike Day

Tributes to ‘giant of Scots law’ Lord McCluskey

Politics
David Davis is in Brussels today for Brexit talks. Picture; PA

First round of Brexit talks end in stand-off over divorce bill

General Election

Scots scientists begin study to find if modern man can still speak ape

Environment

Pair guilty of throwing man to his death from Falkirk bridge

News

Dunfermline mourns death of 20-year-old peacock Clive

Environment
The  banners Celtic fans displayed during the match against Linfield. Picture: SNS

Uefa charge Celtic for illicit banners at Linfield game

Celtic

Damian Green: Instead of a ‘power grab’ we will strengthen Holyrood

Labour insists it is still on an election footing and will be campaigning over the summer

Jeremy Corbyn plans Scottish rallies to build on election gains

General Election
There are now 2,524 schools in Scotland compared with 2,730 ten years ago

More than 200 Scottish schools axed in past decade

Politics
Lord McCluskey at home in Edinburgh in 2010. Picture: Mike Day

Tributes to ‘giant of Scots law’ Lord McCluskey

Politics 4
The Capital is set to benefit in many different areas. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

£1bn Edinburgh City Deal set to create 21,000 jobs

Politics 60
Alex Salmond has said he intends to stand for election again after losing his Gordon seat in June

Alex Salmond ‘should join the House of Lords’

Politics
Fresh questions have been raised about Police Scotland's call-handling procedures. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Police Scotland control room criticised over death

News
Sports Direct warned that it remains exposed to longer-term sterling woes. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sports Direct profits plunge 58% as pound suffers Brexit hit

Retail 3

Farm and fishery powers ‘should stay with devolved nations’

Farming 5

SNP ‘failing to learn from Edinburgh schools scandal’

Politics 13

Leader comment: Cable can re-connect party

Opinion 1
Some Scottish councils have sought to deter engine idling by fining offenders. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Alastair Dalton: Switch off campaign may be forlorn hope

Opinion

Video: Terrifying moment Jet2 flight drops towards the sea

UK
The barrier replacement is around the Braehead junction. Picture: WikiMedia

M8 lanes to close for barrier work

Transport

Low-emission buses for Edinburgh’s most polluted street

Tech 9

Inverness rally deaths: Driver tells of moment car crashed

Transport

Scotland's weather: Heavy rain and thunder warning

Transport 3

Pensioner thrown off plane for refusing to put bagpipes in hold

News 37
There are now 2,524 schools in Scotland compared with 2,730 ten years ago

More than 200 Scottish schools axed in past decade

Politics
A collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh. Several buildings built under PFI contracts were found to have serious faults

SNP ‘failing to learn from Edinburgh schools scandal’

Politics 13
The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top honour. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

First-class degrees on the increase at Scottish universities

Education
The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

News 1
Laura Muir is likely to miss the 2018 Games. Picture; John Devlin

Scottish runner Laura Muir ‘likely’ to miss 2018 Commonwealth Games

Athletics 2
Students walk past a mural in John Street, Glasgow. The city has been found to be the least-affordable for students in the UK. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Glasgow ‘least affordable city in the UK’ for students

Education 3

Bulky T-Rex ‘could not have moved at high speed’

Tech 2

Aberdeen university leads global project to battle cyber-attacks

Tech 2

Parents fork out for four figure back-to-school bill

Promoted content

Cladding ‘used on Grenfell Tower’ found on 44 Scottish schools

Politics 35
Peafowl were first introduced to Dunfermline in 1905 and have the freedom of the Fife town. Picture: Wikicommons

Dunfermline mourns death of 20-year-old peacock Clive

Environment
An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews

Scots scientists begin study to find if modern man can still speak ape

Environment
St John's Road is one of the most polluted streets in Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Low-emission buses for Edinburgh’s most polluted street

Tech 9

Plastic trash tops 6bn tonnes – and rising

Environment

Anne McCall: Conserving nature has never been more crucial

Opinion 1
More than one in six heavy drinkers who took part in study died within 30 months.

Cheap alcohol causing Scots drinkers to die aged 51

News 17
For many people a cup of coffee in the morning is needed to galvanise them into action and give them enough oomph to start the day.

Jim Duffy: Cut a bit of slack for those who need a kick-start

Opinion
Around one in four births in the UK are by Caesarean but heathy eating and exercise was found to lower expectant mothers risk of needing one by 10 per cent

Healthy eating and exercise ‘cut chances of needing Caesarean’

Health
Picture: John Devlin

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

UK 1
John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Picture; Getty

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

World
Work is ongoing to improve broadband speeds in remote communities , but until it is complete these areas will be at a disadvantage when it comes to the roll-out of eHealth strategies.

Kevan Christie: Outdated technology is slowing down eHealth drive

Opinion
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Windows fall out of Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

News 3

Number of female footballers in Scotland ‘doubles’ in 6 years

News 1

Mother-of-two with lung cancer welcomes new immunotherapy

Health

Spending on agency nurses in Scotland doubles since 2012

Health 7

Richard Meade: Waiting months for benefits is unfair if you only have a short time left

Opinion

UK

Scottish Gas owner British Gas has paid out a total of �1.1 million in compensation

Scottish Gas owner pays £1.1m for 12,000 missed appointments

Retail

Video: Terrifying moment Jet2 flight drops towards the sea

UK
But EasyJet's profits are still set to fall short of last year's total. Picture: Michael Gillen

EasyJet upgrades profit forecast after strong Easter

News
Sports Direct warned that it remains exposed to longer-term sterling woes. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sports Direct profits plunge 58% as pound suffers Brexit hit

Retail 3

Healthy eating and exercise ‘cut chances of needing Caesarean’

Health

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

UK 1

Woman who tricked friend into sex with prosthetic penis jailed

News 3
Some Scottish councils have sought to deter engine idling by fining offenders. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Alastair Dalton: Switch off campaign may be forlorn hope

Opinion
Is Chris Evans worth four times as much as Claudia Winkleman? Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Deborah Miller: BBC salaries shine spotlight on gender pay

Law
Borrowers can expect to benefit as competition among lenders heats up, says Conduit Finance founder Jamie Davidson. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Jamie Davidson: Perfect storm for Scots property borrowers

Financial 1
For many people a cup of coffee in the morning is needed to galvanise them into action and give them enough oomph to start the day.

Jim Duffy: Cut a bit of slack for those who need a kick-start

Opinion

Tom Peterkin: The amount earned by BBC big names is hard to stomach and the Corporation must tackle the inequality in its pay structure

Opinion
New Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable will target the middle ground at Westminster.

Leader comment: Cable can re-connect party

Opinion 1

Andy Wightman on land reform: Who owns the Palace of Holyroodhouse?

Opinion 45

Bill Jamieson: call to halt Brexit insults 1 million voters

Opinion 24

Les Reid: Britain enjoyed ill-gotten slavery gains for 300 years

Opinion 3

Professor Roger Crofts: This scene is only going to get worse

Opinion 1
Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing today

OJ Simpson to be freed from prison after winning parole

News 2

Outlander season 3 trailer is released by Starz

TV & Radio
John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Picture; Getty

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

World
Studies have shown that 90% of seabirds have ingested plastic. Picture; Greenpeace

Plastic trash tops 6bn tonnes – and rising

Environment

Scottish ospreys move to Spain in reintroduction scheme

News 1

Mauritius murder: Two charged with murder appear in court

News

Scot dubbed ‘Tartan Taliban’ accused of teaching insurgents to make bombs

Dundee

Odd

A screenshot from the video

Video of ‘UFO’ flying over Glasgow shared online

Odd 4
Gayle Newland. Picture: PA

Woman who tricked friend into sex with prosthetic penis jailed

News 3
Andrea Leadsom called the author who died 200 years ago one of the 'greatest living authors'

Cabinet minister calls Jane Austen one of ‘greatest living authors’

News
John Bercow, left, chastised David Mundell for bad grammar. Pictures: Contributed/John Devlin

David Mundell taken to task by Speaker over bad grammar

Politics 16
New legislation and new policies  are needed now  to repair and protect our landscapes and scenery, not just the special and best

Professor Roger Crofts: This scene is only going to get worse

Opinion 1
Howell Davies, Sector Engagement Project Manager, Interface

Howell Davies: Waste not, want not, as companies work towards converting trash to treasure

Opinion
General image of people drinking in pubs in Edinburgh.  Woman pouring pints of lager

Colin Valentine: Scottish Government not doing enough to protect our pubs

Opinion
Bernard Nottage during his career as an international sprinter

Obituary: Bernard J Nottage, Bahamian international sprinter and politician

Obituaries
George A Romero at an event in 2016 (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)

Obituary: George A Romero, film-maker who brought social commentary to the horror genre

Obituaries
Richard Findlay CBE (Picture: Christopher Bowen)

Obituary: Richard Findlay, broadcasting executive and arts adviser

Obituaries
Actor Martin Landau had a stellar career. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Martin Landau: Mission: Impossible actor who turned down role of Mr Spock

Obituaries

Jeremy Vine faces awkward exchange over BBC wage

Celebrity 3
Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning actor, has died at the age of 89. Picture: Getty Images

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dies at 89

Celebrity
George Romero arrives for a screening of 'Survival of the Dead' in Venice in 2009. Picture: AP

George Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, dies at 77

Celebrity
Ewan McGregor as Emmit Stussy in a scene from Fargo.  Picture: Chris Large/FX via AP

McGregor and Cumberbatch compete for top Emmy awards

Celebrity 4
Emeli Sande pictured at the Brit Awards in February. Picture: Getty Images

Emeli Sande gig at Edinburgh Castle ‘cancelled’

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