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GERS figures: Scotland’s deficit at £14.8 billion

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Scotlands deficit has hit 14.8bn amid plummeting oil and gas revenues. Picture: Hamish Campbell

GERS figures: Scottish businesses plea for action

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Scotland's deficit could prevent any future attempts to gain access to the European Union.

Daniel Mahoney: GERS figures a blow for Scottish independence

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Sean Clerkin ‘suspended’ from Scottish Resistance group

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Scotland’s £33m world-class sporting centre opens

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Palestinian refugees record thank you message to Celtic fans

Charities 6

No return to Scotland for 1650 Battle of Dunbar prisoners

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Nicola Sturgeon set to unveil ‘indyref2’ legislation

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With beautiful coastline and villages such as Anstruther, Fifers have many reasons to be the happiest in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Fife named the happiest region in Scotland in new survey

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Nationalist calls for a second independence referendum continue but they look likely to be disappointed. Picture: John Devlin

Bill Jamieson: Scotland’s problems are bigger than Brexit

Opinion
Members of a military orchestra carry their instruments around Independence Square in Kiev. Picture: Getty Images

Ukraine mark 25 years of independence with military parade

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Scotland's deficit could prevent any future attempts to gain access to the European Union.

Daniel Mahoney: GERS figures a blow for Scottish independence

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The intake weir at Scotland's latest hydro scheme. Picture: Contributed

New £12m hydro scheme opens in the Highlands

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Lerwick town center. Picture: Getty

Scotland’s Islands Bill moving forward

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Sean Clerkin ‘suspended’ from Scottish Resistance group

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GERS figures: Scotland’s deficit at £14.8 billion

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Does the Scottish Parliament require more MSPs?

Politics 16

Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 34

Secret files reveal how Thatcher negociated Saudi arms deal

Politics 9
Mr Sneddon was knocked down by a white vehicle, as seen here.

Scots grandad killed in hit-and-run in Spain by Land Rover with Edinburgh plates

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Pensioner dies in Ellon crash. Picture: John Devlin

Woman, 89, hit by car in Ellon dies in hospital

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An image released by Virgin Trains that the firm says proves Mr Corbyn chose to walk past empty seats. Picture: Virgin Trains

Jeremy Corbyn accused of faking “ram-packed” Virgin train video

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Wow Air will fly Edinburgh-Reyjavik flights all year round from November. Picture: Wow Air

Wow extends Edinburgh-Reykjavik flights year round

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Safety review after mother and son drown at Aberdeen beach

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Celtic fly to Israel on luxury private jet used by Madonna

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CalMac announces new routes to Scottish islands for winter

Transport 3
A virtual classroom. Picture: Fleep Tuque

Ambitious virtual Gaelic school wins £700,000 boost

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Pupils hoping to get into high-performing Catholic schools in East Renfrewshire may have to provide baptismal certificates. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demand for Catholic school places prompts ‘baptism checks’

Education 36

£33m sports facility at Strathclyde University given green light

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The move has been launched to make children better equipped to cope when someone they know dies. Picture: TSPL

Death and bereavement on primary schools’ timetable

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Judy Murray at Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Exclusive: Judy Murray fears for her tennis legacy

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Switch Pokémon for Plato to boost brain says expert

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Schools in Perthshire not at maximum capacity face closure. Picture: Steven Brown

Perthshire schools without maximum pupils could be closed down

Education 16

Nicola Sturgeon launches new children’s reading challenge

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Building innovation centre to double postgrad intake

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Females must learn the will to win if they want to compete with men

Education 3

Parents not speaking to children about ‘sexting’ dangers

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New breeding centre set up to save Scottish wildcats

Environment
The intake weir at Scotland's latest hydro scheme. Picture: Contributed

New £12m hydro scheme opens in the Highlands

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The Transocean Winner has been successfully refloated. Picture: Hilary Duncanson/PA Wire

Grounded oil rig in Western Isles refloated

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Ilona Amos: Holyrood and Westminster must work together on energy

Opinion 20

Cairn Energy accused of failing to disclose environmental risks

Environment 7

Best-known Scots butterflies struggling after two wet summers

Environment 6

Fresh bid to refloat oil rig grounded on Isle of Lewis

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Sister Ellie, 7, Jordan and mum Angela. Picture: Cancer Research UK

Ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore fronts cancer campaign

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Prof Jill Pell believes lack of vitaman D is plausible reason for increase in learning disabilities among children conceived during winter months.

Vitamin D ‘linked’ to learning disabilities, Scots scientists say

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Scottish golfer Stephen McAllister helps launch the new health drive. Picture: Lenny Warren

Scots golfers warned of increased skin cancer risk

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Scottish hospital in world-first heart device operation

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Health Secretary Shona Robison says drop in mortality rates is 'encouraging'. Picture: Contributed

Hospital mortality rate down 4.5% since 2014

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One in ten women in their fifties takes HRT, which could raise chances of suffering cancer. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Menopause therapy treatment more likely to get breast cancer

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Scotlands national instrument has hidden dangers. Picture: PA

Death by bagpipes: scientists warn of illness caused by pipes

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Landmark Alzheimer’s trial ‘could be turning point’

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Ethnic minorities live longer than their white Scots neighbours

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Charles Kennedy’s brother defies ‘you’ll never walk again’ warning

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Naming and shaming plans for poor cosmetic surgery clinics

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The builder's pay package was branded 'excessive' by ShareSoc. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Berkeley investors urged to snub pay deal for bosses

Companies
Budweiser brewer AB InBev is bidding to take over Bulmers cider maker SABMiller. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Court reaches split decision on SABMiller deal vote

Companies

Scots the best restaurant tippers in UK - survey

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Asda sells loss-making photos arm in £5.35m deal

Retail 4

Curtain to finally fall on BHS by the weekend

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Rescuers stretcher a casualty from a building following the earthquake. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Italian earthquake kills at least 120, with over 350 injured

World
A woman attends a civil defence drill in Seoul, South Korea, in preparation for possible attacks by its neighbour in the north. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

North Korea fires missile that could hit South Korea or Japan

World
Members of a military orchestra carry their instruments around Independence Square in Kiev. Picture: Getty Images

Ukraine mark 25 years of independence with military parade

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Turkish armour heads for Syria in an operation that puts Turkey on course for a confrontation with US-backed Kurdish fighters. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Turkey sends tanks to rid Syrian border town of IS troops

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Is this one of the best hat-tricks of all time?

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Police are hunting duck thieves in Laurencekirk. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Thieves steal 230 ducks from Aberdeenshire farm

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Gleneagles Hotel. Picture: Getty

Millionaire fined for racist rants in bar of Gleneagles Hotel

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Tesco removes Saltire from fruit after English complaints

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Where would Scotland have finished in Olympic medal table?

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Scots councillor ‘compared Legoland cabin to Butlins in 1970s’

Odd 7

Man proposes to girlfriend by documenting their relationship in Lego

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Paralympics presenter and Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte calls for more disabled people on screen

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Castle Grant. Picture: submitted

New Russian owner of Craig Whyte’s castle charged with fraud

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Neil Oliver has quit social media. Picture: Bill Henry/TPSL

TV star Neil Oliver quits social media over abuse

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped launch Breast Cancer Nows #2050 Challenge. Picture: Contributed

Mary Allison: Beating breast cancer would be incredible legacy

Opinion
Action for Children Scotland has had support from many people in its fundraising activities. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kate Guthrie: Passion plays part in most successful charities

Opinion
Edinburgh International Festival shows what a cultural powerhouse the UK really is. Picture: Scott Louden

Matt Hancock: How arts and culture can change the world

Opinion
Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Toots Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player

Obituaries
Dr Kate Robertson OBE. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Katherine Robertson OBE, doctor

Obituaries
Journalist, civil rights activist and publisher George Curry. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: George E Curry, journalist and civil rights activist

Obituaries
Jack Carr, mathematician and Heriot-Watt professor. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Jack Carr, mathematician and Emeritus professor

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Nationalist calls for a second independence referendum continue but they look likely to be disappointed. Picture: John Devlin

Bill Jamieson: Scotland’s problems are bigger than Brexit

Opinion
Scotland's deficit could prevent any future attempts to gain access to the European Union.

Daniel Mahoney: GERS figures a blow for Scottish independence

News 39
Tesco admitted removing Saltires from packaging after English customers complained. Picture: PA

Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 34
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped launch Breast Cancer Nows #2050 Challenge. Picture: Contributed

Mary Allison: Beating breast cancer would be incredible legacy

Opinion
Action for Children Scotland has had support from many people in its fundraising activities. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kate Guthrie: Passion plays part in most successful charities

Opinion
Edinburgh International Festival shows what a cultural powerhouse the UK really is. Picture: Scott Louden

Matt Hancock: How arts and culture can change the world

Opinion
Police Scotland have officially introduced the hijab as uniform. Picture: AP

Chris Marshall: Police accused of losing focus on communities

Opinion 11

Martyn McLaughlin: Giving Olympians gongs disservice to nation

Opinion 10

Scott Macnab: Are the Labours of Kezia Dugdale in vain?

Opinion 6

Ilona Amos: Holyrood and Westminster must work together on energy

Opinion 20

Leaders: Olympic victory is reward enough for medal winners

Opinion 3