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Brexit: Theresa May bids to convince Scots over plan

Politics
Plans by Donald Trump's firm to expand a golf course in Scotland have sparked concern. Picture: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Donald Trump firm’s golf bid sparks conflict of interest fear

World
Trains are facing significant delays. Picture; John Devlin

‘Deliberate fire’ causes disruption on Scotrail services

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted Westminster funding was falling by 9.2 per cent. Picture: Contributed

SNP accused of skewing Budget figures to make exaggerate cuts

Politics

PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

UK

Adverts showing twerking men top list of complaints

Retail

Scots economy “lags behind UK” in latest economic data

Politics

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

Transport
Angela Merkel insisted that Europe would present a united front in negotiations with the UK. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: EU warns Theresa May of tough road ahead

Politics
Plans by Donald Trump's firm to expand a golf course in Scotland have sparked concern. Picture: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Donald Trump firm’s golf bid sparks conflict of interest fear

World
Former Labour MP Eric Joyce is now in favour of Scottish independence. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Eric Joyce: Scots ‘can now vote Yes with heart and brain in indyref2’

Politics 106
Prime Minister Theresa May is bidding to sell her Brexit plan directly to Scots.  Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool /Getty Images

Brexit: Theresa May bids to convince Scots over plan

Politics 18

Bill Jamieson: First Minister’s credibility on the line

Opinion 11
The Scottish Government is consulting on moves to lift the legal time bar for child abuse damages claims. Picture: Neil Hanna

Fears over move to scrap time bar for child abuse claims

Politics
Unemployment in Scotland increased by 14,000 from August-October. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Numbers of Scots out-of-work jumps by 14,000 to reach 145,000

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Nazareth House convent in Cardonald on Paisley Rd West, Glasgow.   Former residents of the Nazareth House childrens home were told allegations of abuse dating from the 1960s and 70s were made too late. Picture Robert Perry

Leader comment: Time to end bar that denies victims justice

Opinion

Keith Geddes: Strange times ahead as Labour and Conservatives reverse fortunes in Scotland

Opinion 3

Leader comment: Shabby way to formulate policy

Opinion

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

Farming 14

Chief vet defends new cattle movements reporting system

Farming
Trains are facing significant delays. Picture; John Devlin

‘Deliberate fire’ causes disruption on Scotrail services

News 3
ScotRail season ticket holders are in line for a weeks free travel. Picture: Getty Images

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

Transport 5
tRail says punctuality will increase further. Pic: Ian Georgeson.

ScotRail punctuality on the rise - but row over free travel

Transport 4
Borders College is feeling the benefits of the new rail link

Push for control of railways to be devolved to Scotland

Transport 20

Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

News 16

Giant pike sought during draining of Union Canal

Transport 3

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

Transport 8

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

Transport 73
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 3
Relations between teachers and the national exam board are 'near breaking point.' Picture: TSPL

Teacher and Scottish exam board relations ‘near breaking point’

Politics 9
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Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

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Council chief execs question need for “disruptive” school reforms

Politics 20
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 20

Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

Education 6

Scottish think tank slam free nursery system as ‘unfair’

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The Signal Box in the Cairngorms. Picture: Sykes

7 unusual and idyllic cottages in Scotland

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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 6
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 2

‘Dry’ Tayside salmon river tributary reopens after 60 years

News 3
Prominent figures have spoken out about their experiences with mental health issues, helping to tackle the stigma, but there are still many who fight a private battle with depression.

David Walsh: Ending taboo is vital to win battle with depression

Opinion
The Priory Hospital in Glasgow PICTURE: Donald MacLeod

Private hospital IT failures ‘harming’ patients’ family life

News 6
Ambulances arrive at an  Accident and Emergency department Picture: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

Leader comment: NHS crisis must be tackled

Opinion 10
Short-term women prisoners are denied heroin substitute. Picture: Jon Savage

Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

News 7
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

News 3
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

News 3

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

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

News 8

Leader comment: Volunteer to help us all out

UK

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Migrant pressure based on a myth

Opinion 16
A drop in letter volumes offset a stronger performance from Royal Mail's parcels business. Picture: Julie Bull

Royal Mail hit by slump in Christmas letter volumes

Companies
JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin is keeping a cautious eye on trading. Picture: Graham Jepson

Wetherspoon boss ‘cautious’ after sales and costs warning

Media & Leisure

Adverts showing twerking men top list of complaints

Retail

Farming industry anger after PM signals single market exit

Farming 14

Mobile giant EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Tech

PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

UK 44
Plans by Donald Trump's firm to expand a golf course in Scotland have sparked concern. Picture: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Donald Trump firm’s golf bid sparks conflict of interest fear

World
The vehicle in which an Arab Israeli man was shot dead after allegedly driving at and killing a police officer, sparking protests. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli Arab shot dead ‘after crashing into police officers’

World
Vice chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-Yong leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court. Picture: Getty Images

Court to decide on arrest of Samsung boss over bribery charges

World
Iraqi counter-terrorism service members patrol the town of Bartalla, east of Mosul. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi troops in ‘full control’ of east Mosul after routing IS

World
The rat ate through the car seat. Picture: The Newsletter/Johnston Press

‘Help! A rat ate my Mercedes Benz’

Odd 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.
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Scottish puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

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Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

News

Theresa May to feature in edition of American Vogue

News 15

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

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

People & Places
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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Welfare reforms are going to hinder more than they help the vulnerable

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Let’s make sure we’re all virtuous citizens

Opinion 1
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Policy makers should not treat moderate drinkers like idiot children

Opinion 4
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

Obituaries
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

Obituaries
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

Bill Jamieson: First Minister’s credibility on the line

Opinion 11
Nazareth House convent in Cardonald on Paisley Rd West, Glasgow.   Former residents of the Nazareth House childrens home were told allegations of abuse dating from the 1960s and 70s were made too late. Picture Robert Perry

Leader comment: Time to end bar that denies victims justice

Opinion
Ruth Davidson's leadership has attracted new support to the Scottish Conservatives.

Keith Geddes: Strange times ahead as Labour and Conservatives reverse fortunes in Scotland

Opinion 3
Now there is a row between the Government and the train  operator who will pay for a free rail travel promised to passengers hit by delays. Picture:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Leader comment: Shabby way to formulate policy

Opinion
Prominent figures have spoken out about their experiences with mental health issues, helping to tackle the stigma, but there are still many who fight a private battle with depression.

David Walsh: Ending taboo is vital to win battle with depression

Opinion
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Let’s make sure we’re all virtuous citizens

Opinion 1
President-elect Donald Trump's fight with the US intelligence community will have global repercussions.

Martyn McLaughlin: Trump’s spy game is a threat to the US and its old allies

Opinion 8

Chris Marshall: Small steps on female offenders are at least a positive beginning

Opinion

Leader comment: NHS crisis must be tackled

Opinion 10

Leader comment: May’s Brexit proposal puts Sturgeon on the spot

Opinion 23

Scott Macnab: No-one holding Holyrood to account

Opinion 18