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Storm Ophelia: Nearly 50 flights from Scotland cancelled

News

SNP economic group to ‘recommend creation of Scottish pound’

Politics

Storm Ophelia: why is the sky yellow?

News

Scotland’s weather: When will Storm Ophelia hit your region?

News

Boy, 12, dies after being crushed by heavy wooden pole

News

Edinburgh is Scotland’s economic powerhouse, research shows

Business

Hard Brexit ‘threatens scientific research’ at Scots universities

Education

Brexit talks must ‘accelerate’, Theresa May agrees with EU

Politics
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will establish a state-owned not-for-profit energy company to cut the bills of Scottish consumers. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Monteith: Nicola Surgeon’s state energy company will never fly

Opinion

Lesley Riddoch: Brexit crisis more calamitous than most imagine

Lesley Riddoch
Ruth Davidson plans to form a 'government in waiting', party sources claim. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Conservatives ‘hitting the panic button’, says SNP MSP

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Mr Salmond will join delegates at the Scottish Independence Convention in Edinburgh. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Alex Salmond to appear at Scottish independence rally in Edinburgh

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Carlos Moedas said UK participation in the flagship Horizon 2020 programme  hinges on the governments approach to immigration after Brexit

Hard Brexit ‘threatens scientific research’ at Scots universities

Education 150
Edinburghs hospitality sector has been boosted by the success of its festivals. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh is Scotland’s economic powerhouse, research shows

Business 103
Gary McCourt walks free from the appeal court after it rejected a crown appeal to increase his sentence for the killing of cyclost Audrey Fyfe. Picture: Lesley Donald

Motorists who cause death by dangerous driving face life sentences

Politics 9
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will establish a state-owned not-for-profit energy company to cut the bills of Scottish consumers. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Monteith: Nicola Surgeon’s state energy company will never fly

Opinion 559
Reservoir Dogs (1993) Picture: Live Entertainment / The Kobal Collection

Lesley Riddoch: Brexit crisis more calamitous than most imagine

Opinion 408

Thousands of patients wait more than an hour for an ambulance

Health 7

SNP economic group to ‘recommend creation of Scottish pound’

Politics 712

Brexit talks must ‘accelerate’, Theresa May agrees with EU

Politics 15

Scottish and UK ministers clash over ‘power grab’ claims

Politics 2
Welcome for law change to enable offenders whose recklessness has cost lives to be imprisoned for life. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Harsher penalties at last on killer drivers

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Edinburgh - Glasgow trains delayed due to slippery tracks

News 1
20% of communities at high risk of 
not having access to essential services. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Million Scots at risk of ‘transport poverty’

Transport 8

Electric boat group in shock bid to ban motor vessels on Loch Lomond

Transport 11

Drone ‘put 130 lives at risk’ with Gatwick plane near miss

UK 1

Tougher sentences for killer drivers will combat a ‘real problem’ in Scotland

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Ministers fear "massive impact" of £800m rail spending shortfall

Transport 63
Paolo Nutini will be teaching songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.

Singing star Paolo Nutini to become a university tutor

Celebrity 1
Carlos Moedas said UK participation in the flagship Horizon 2020 programme  hinges on the governments approach to immigration after Brexit

Hard Brexit ‘threatens scientific research’ at Scots universities

Education 150
Eric Soane  has turned his attention to school playing fields picking up 23,000 coins that have dropped out of pupils pockets. Picture: John Jeefay

Pensioner unearths £1,700 of pupils’ cash and gives it schools

News 1
Scottish Labour has called on education secretary John Swinney to offer more support to teachers

Scots primary school class sizes grow as teacher numbers fall

Education 55
Kathryn Tremlett said teachers needed to learn about the Tor browser which can eventually give access to sites filled with illegal items

Teachers should discuss dark web ‘dangers’ with pupils

Tech 4
Sam Whitten, founder of Hemp Eyewear, produces eyewear frames made from hemp - a sustainable and biodegradable and lighter alternative to plastic. Picture: Contributed

Hemp eyewear designer joins accelerator programme at ECCI

Tech 3
Newquay Tretherras Academy Outward Bound Winter Skills Course Loch Eil

Martin Davidson: Get the kids to go outside and they will learn more about themselves

Opinion 2

Play touring schools praised for ‘changing attitudes to knife crime’

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New digital tool from Scotland to help save endangered species

Environment 1

John Donnelly: Students love our capital city – and they bring lots of money with them

Opinion 5
Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world's seas, Sir David has said ahead of a major new TV wildlife series. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Fast action on plastic pollution required Sir David Attenborough

TV & Radio
Madeleine Berg of Fidra, with jars of nurdles collected at the nature reserve. Photograph: 
Bryce Powrie

Plastic pellets threaten to bury Scotland’s sandy beaches

Environment 1
Loft insulation is an effective way of reducing heat loss in homes. Picture: Getty Images

Energy-efficient homes ‘should get £500 off tax bill’

Environment 21
Madeleine Berg of Fidra, with jars of nurdles collected at Kinneil nature reserve in Boness. Picture: Catherine Gemmell

Leader: Everyone can help turn the tide of beach pollution

Opinion

Hemp eyewear designer joins accelerator programme at ECCI

Tech 3

Lynne Paterson: Throwing away so much food means the poorest around the world are going hungry

Opinion 8

Martin Davidson: Get the kids to go outside and they will learn more about themselves

Opinion 2
Paramedics took hours to respond to some non life-threatening calls, according to figures obtained by The Scotsman

Thousands of patients wait more than an hour for an ambulance

Health 7
John Sawkins (left) and James Gerard with Haizean, which is Basque for in the wind. Photograph: Neil Hanna

From the horror of Guernica to Clydeside exile and peace

News 2
Prof Robert Jones wants to raise awareness of disease diagnosed in 830 people each year in Scotland. Photograph: University of Glasgow

Alert over smoking link to bladder cancer

UK

Every 2lbs of extra weight could trim two months off life

UK 4
Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

These are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

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Overweight Scots cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo.

Obese Scots cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram carried

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Lynne Paterson, Director of Tearfund Scotland

Lynne Paterson: Throwing away so much food means the poorest around the world are going hungry

Opinion 8

Martin Davidson: Get the kids to go outside and they will learn more about themselves

Opinion 2

World faces ‘post-antibiotic apocalypse’, warns health expert

Health 50

Fire chiefs reverse ban on firefighters driving ambulances

Transport 3

Number of Scots exercising regularly 18% lower in poorer areas

Health 12

UK

Reservoir Dogs (1993) Picture: Live Entertainment / The Kobal Collection

Lesley Riddoch: Brexit crisis more calamitous than most imagine

Opinion 408

Storm Ophelia: why is the sky yellow?

News 8
John McDonnell has claimed Tory rebels could be working with Labour. Picture; BBC

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s John McDonnell

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A drone flew over the right wing of the plane at Gatwick

Drone ‘put 130 lives at risk’ with Gatwick plane near miss

UK 1

Euan McColm: Feeble May must kick ‘unsackable’ Johnson out of the tent

Politics 12

Alert over smoking link to bladder cancer

UK

‘Middle-aged gap year’ Brit falls to death taking selfie in India

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Every 2lbs of extra weight could trim two months off life

UK 4
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will establish a state-owned not-for-profit energy company to cut the bills of Scottish consumers. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Monteith: Nicola Surgeon’s state energy company will never fly

Opinion 559
Reservoir Dogs (1993) Picture: Live Entertainment / The Kobal Collection

Lesley Riddoch: Brexit crisis more calamitous than most imagine

Opinion 408
Bob Harris, British Amateur Champion and three times British Walker Cup team captain, was a Carnoustie member

Kirsty Gunn: We should promote the concept of ‘Archive’ as part of the Scottish experience

Opinion
The number of tourists is increasing but more than half of the tourist offices have closed. Picture: by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Brian Ferguson: Tourists numbers rising so why the office closures?

Opinion
Welcome for law change to enable offenders whose recklessness has cost lives to be imprisoned for life. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Harsher penalties at last on killer drivers

News 1
Thomas has welcomed new friends and said goodbye to others in the show's overhaul. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Leader comment: Will Thomas the Tank Engine be steaming?

Opinion
Picture: Georgeson.

Hazel Sharp Webb: Scotland must embrace build-to-rent boom

Opinion

Bill Jamieson: A new market peak – but where’s the euphoria?

Markets Economy

Euan McColm: Feeble May must kick ‘unsackable’ Johnson out of the tent

Politics 12

Bill Jamieson: Froth of peak cappuccino can’t lift us off low growth treadmill

Business 1
The Catalan Pro-Independence flag, known as 'Estelada. Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images

Two Catalan pro-independence leaders jailed on sedition probe

World
The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta. Picture: AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud

Panama Papers investigative journalist killed by car bomb

World
Iraqi forces flash the sign for victory while driving past an oil production plant as they head towards the city of Kirkuk during an operation against Kurdish fighters. Picture: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces seize oil fields amid tension over independence vote

World
The ruling socialist party won 17 of 22 races. Pictures: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-government candidates storm to victory in Venezuela

World

California ‘turned corner’ in battle against deadly wildfires

World 3

At least 231 die in worst bomb attack on Somalia’s capital

World 1

Happy landings at last for St Helena’s first flight

World 1

Scots aid worker speaks about ‘forgotten’ refugees

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Artist's impression issued by the University of Warwick of two neutron stars colliding. Picture: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick/PA Wire

Scientists strike gold with discovery of distant source of precious metal

Tech
Community School roof in Douglas ripped off. Picture: Eion English/Irish Examiner/Twitter

Storm Ophelia: School’s roof ripped off by ex-hurricane

Odd
Tthe 2018 series of "Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!" Formerly six boys and one girl, the new team will have three girls and four boys. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Thomas the Tank Engine set for politically-correct overhaul

Odd 11
Malcolm Mackay is chairman of United Employment Lawyers, a network of local law firms

Treat people fairly to stay ahead of gig economy

Opinion 1
Lynne Paterson, Director of Tearfund Scotland

Lynne Paterson: Throwing away so much food means the poorest around the world are going hungry

Opinion 8
Dr Margaret Colquhoun

Obituary: Margaret Colquhoun, evolutionary biologist, much-respected and sought-after adult educator

Obituaries
Norman Lawrence obit
Garage proprietor and mechanic
Born 11 January, 1918 in Kininmonth (correct), Aberdeenshire
Died 29 September, 2017 in Banchory, aged 99

Norman Lawrence: Garage proprietor, mechanic and Second World War veteran

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Alex Wattie, award-winning journalist and broadcaster

Obituary: Alex Wattie, award-winning journalist and broadcaster, sailor and hillwalker

Obituaries
Jimmy Beaumont, lead singer of the Skyliners, has died at the age of 76. Picture: AP

Jimmy Beaumont: Doo-wop singer who co-wrote iconic ballad

Obituaries

Singing star Paolo Nutini to become a university tutor

Celebrity 1
Gerard Butler was rushed to hospital. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorbike smash

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Harvey Weinstein is accused of rape and sexual assault. Picture: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

The Weinstein company in talks to sell assets as scandal grows

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Sean Hughes  has died aged 51

Sean Hughes: Comedian dies aged 51

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British police are investigating three further sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Picture: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images

British police investigate 3 more Harvey Weinstein allegations

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