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Scottish Parliament denied vote on Article 50

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd facing attack from SNP. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Home Secretary rejects proposal for Scots immigration system

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Former Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Obama government ‘asked UK to keep trident misfire a secret’

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Scottish Government undated handout photo of Leanne Young's shortlisted design for Scotland's baby box which have been unveiled today. Picture: Scottish Government/PA Wire

Scotland’s baby box design could feature Loch Ness Monster

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Nicola Sturgeon: MSPs will get vote on triggering article 50

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Free bus pass age could rise due to people living longer

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Ewan McGregor pulls out of TV appearance in Piers Morgan row

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Breast cancer discovery explains why treatment doesn’t always work

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ScotRail's passenger satisfaction rating has "significantly declined"

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail "significantly" declines

Transport
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will be among the politicians addressing delegates at the NFU Scotland event. Picture: Greg Macvean

Politicians woo farming lobby ahead of Brexit trigger

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Quality Meat Scotland said Germany remains a key market for Scotch beef and lamb, with exports up 23% last year. Picture: iStock/Getty Images

Berlin fair is flagship event for red meat exporters

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart. Picture: Contributed

Community groups now able to stake a claim in public assets

Politics 7
Portrait of actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin / TSPL

Outlander’s Sam Heughan voices dismay at Article 50 ruling

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Scottish Government undated handout photo of Leanne Young's shortlisted design for Scotland's baby box which have been unveiled today. Picture: Scottish Government/PA Wire

Scotland’s baby box design could feature Loch Ness Monster

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Obama government ‘asked UK to keep trident misfire a secret’

World 18

Distrust of politicians helped fuel Brexit vote, report finds

Politics 4

Leader comment: No books not necessarily bad

Politics 1

Paris Gourtsoyannis: 200 years on, and still seeking truth

Opinion 5
ScotRail's passenger satisfaction rating has "significantly declined"

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail "significantly" declines

Transport 1
Edinburgh Airport. Picture: TSPL

Passengers warned amid Heathrow cancellation crisis

Transport 4
A new cycle lane recently opened on Leith Walk - but cyclists have complained about having to dodge a lamppost in the middle of it. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Average Scot ‘has not ridden a bicycle in nine years’

Lifestyle 16
Free bus travel to be discussed in Scottish Parliament. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Free bus pass age could rise due to people living longer

Politics 39

Northern railway chief Alex Hynes to take top job at Scotrail

Transport 1

Scottish passengers among those hit by major airport disruption

Transport 3

ScotRail boss denies exit is linked to poor performance

Transport 4
The closures prompted a widespread outcry last year when initial concerns over external walls at Oxgangs Primary lead to widespread structural issues coming to light.  Picture: Julie Bull

Edinburgh schools shut for 500 days over building fears

Education 19
The Mamie Martin Fund helps girls in Malawi to attend school, supported by Alexander McCall Smiths Scotland School Coffee.

Scotland Street Coffee sends girls to school in Malawi

Lifestyle 4
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 10
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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 21

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

News 4

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
Renewables such as this tidal turbine provided 13% of Scotland's total final energy consumption in 2013 - campaigners want it to be 50% by 2030. 
Picture: Scottish Renewables

Ilona Amos: New Energy Strategy is opportunity for a bright future

Environment 4
A new cycle lane recently opened on Leith Walk - but cyclists have complained about having to dodge a lamppost in the middle of it. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Average Scot ‘has not ridden a bicycle in nine years’

Lifestyle 16
The Edinburgh-based Green Investment Bank is chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin. Picture: Craig Borland

Possible float of Green Investment Bank in place of sale

Financial 5

Wildcat charity announce plans for new Highland ‘haven’

Environment 1

Scottish company convinced The Queen to embrace solar power

Tech 8

Scots emissions to be cut by 66% in 15 years under latest plan

Environment 24

Leader comment: We should all aim for more sustainable energy

Opinion 10

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

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Mum Charlene Clark and daughter Emily, from Livingston, Scotland, who was born 16 weeks premature.  Picture; SWNS

‘Miracle’ West Lothian baby born four months early nears second birthday

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Dr Mark Sims and his fiancee Georgie Latcham. Picture: Dr Mark Sims/PA Wire

Young doctor Mark Sims dies after raising thousands for charity

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Scottish Government undated handout photo of Leanne Young's shortlisted design for Scotland's baby box which have been unveiled today. Picture: Scottish Government/PA Wire

Scotland’s baby box design could feature Loch Ness Monster

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Some breast cancer tumours can make hormones themselves. Picture: PA

Breast cancer discovery explains why treatment doesn’t always work

News
The humble British chip could be a cause of cancer when fried at a high temperature

Crispy, roasted potatoes ‘potential cancer risk’

Health 23
Three health boards have been paying �1,500 to cover staffing shortages. Picture: Getty

Agency nurses paid £1500 for shifts at Scottish hospitals

Health 15
Michelle McKee to run in memory of mother. Picture: Contributed

Join the people in purple to race against dementia

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Helen Colhoun: Big data holds key to tackling diabetes

Opinion 2

NHS Scotland: Ex-health worker told she can try Europe for treatment

News 31

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

Opinion

Private hospital IT failures ‘harming’ patients’ family life

News 6
BT chief Gavin Patterson said the telecoms giant was 'deeply disappointed'. Picture: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

BT warns of £530m hit from ‘improper practices’ in Italy

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Young doctor Mark Sims dies after raising thousands for charity

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Music review: Calexico

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Music review: Pictish Trail

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Music review: The SCO and Nicola Benedetti

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Higher overseas sales for McDonald's offset a decline in the US for the burger giant. Picture: Contributed

McDonald’s sees sales increase despite home market slump

Retail 1
Former Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Obama government ‘asked UK to keep trident misfire a secret’

World 18
Donald Trump signed an Executive Order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Trump moves to withdraw US from Trans-Pacific trade agreement

World 8
The Communist Party has warned its members off golf, comparing it to extravagant eating. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

China closes 111 golf courses to save water and land

World
Book ownership is falling as the number of people owning smart devices, such as tablets, grows. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

1 in 10 homes don’t own books while smart device ownership soars

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Sir Rod Stewart (left), along with SFA President Alan McRae (centre) and Alan Stubbs during the William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round draw. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers chuckles at showmanship of Sir Rod Stewart

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Scotland's Andy Murray . (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Andy Murray’s new mansion ‘plagued by stray golf balls’

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Kenny Miller celebrates after scoring his winning goal against Motherwell. Picture: SNS

US teenager bombarded with tweets from happy Rangers fans

Rangers 4

Hunt for Scots author of message in a bottle sent 46 years ago

News 8

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

More Heritage 6

Recall for chocolate santas as pieces of plastic found inside

Odd 1
Portrait of actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin / TSPL

Outlander’s Sam Heughan voices dismay at Article 50 ruling

Celebrity
Actor Ewan McGregor attends the 'T2 Trainspotting' world premiere  in Edinburgh.(Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Ewan McGregor pulls out of TV appearance in Piers Morgan row

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The next instalment will follow on from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Picture: Contributed

Revealed: Name of next Star Wars instalment announced

Film
Gorden Kaye playing French cafe owner Rene Artois in TV series 'Allo 'Allo. Picture: TSPL

Gorden Kaye, ‘Allo ‘Allo! actor, dies aged 75

Celebrity 1
May East, Chief Executive of Gaia Education with former Nigerian Environmental Minister Amina Mohammed

It will take a ‘calculated revolution’ to dial down threat of global warming

Opinion 1
Dunblane Likhubula Partnership The friendship between Dunblane and Likhubula is just one of thousands of community-to-community and people-to-people links within the Scotland Malawi Partnership.  Arguably now the worlds strongest north-south bilateral civic relationship, Scotlands links with Malawi date back to Dr David Livingstone. Today, an estimated 46% of Scots have a friend or family member with a Malawi connection.

Project enriches lives of Scots as much as it does those in Malawi

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The attached photographs show shortlisted projects in Edinburgh; East Claremont Street, Solen Vinklar, Sunken Extension, and Tudsberry Court.
 
A total of four Edinburgh housing projects have been shortlisted as part of the 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, due to be announced later this month.
 
Now in their 79th year, the prestigious awards celebrate excellence and achievement in Scottish house building and place-making and are part of a busy programme of special events and awards planned to celebrate the Saltire Societys 80th anniversary year.
 
Scotlands capital is particularly strongly represented in the Alterations, Renovation and Extensions category of the awards, with three Edinburgh projects featured on the shortlist:
 
�         Sunken Extension, a complex extension to a Grade B listed Georgian house.

�         Solen Vinklar, a unique project to create a new cooking: eating: living space and first floor bedroom suite.

�         East Claremont Street, an innovative glass box extension

Good news on the inheritance tax front

Opinion
George Krimsky, 1970s AP correspondent in Soviet Union, dies

Obituary: George Krimsky, foreign correspondent

Obituaries
Dame Babette Cole has died at the age of 66

Obituary: Dame Babette Cole, writer and illustrator of anarchic children’s books tackling difficult subjects

Obituaries
FILE - Wayne Barrett, the longtime investigative columnist for the Village Voice, at home in New York, Jan. 19, 2011. Barrett, who exposed the misdeeds of developers, landlords and politicians for the alternative weekly for 37 years and wrote a biography of Donald Trump in 1992, died in Manhattan on Jan. 19, 2017. He was 71. (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times)

Obituary: Wayne Barrett, investigative journalist

Obituaries
Renewables such as this tidal turbine provided 13% of Scotland's total final energy consumption in 2013 - campaigners want it to be 50% by 2030. 
Picture: Scottish Renewables

Ilona Amos: New Energy Strategy is opportunity for a bright future

Environment 4
May East, Chief Executive of Gaia Education with former Nigerian Environmental Minister Amina Mohammed

It will take a ‘calculated revolution’ to dial down threat of global warming

Opinion 1
Dunblane Likhubula Partnership The friendship between Dunblane and Likhubula is just one of thousands of community-to-community and people-to-people links within the Scotland Malawi Partnership.  Arguably now the worlds strongest north-south bilateral civic relationship, Scotlands links with Malawi date back to Dr David Livingstone. Today, an estimated 46% of Scots have a friend or family member with a Malawi connection.

Project enriches lives of Scots as much as it does those in Malawi

Opinion
One in ten households does not own a book, according to a report.

Leader comment: No books not necessarily bad

Politics 1
Journalists and at work in The Scotsman in 1948. The quest for truth, and the holding of leaders to account, has never wavered.

Paris Gourtsoyannis: 200 years on, and still seeking truth

Opinion 5
Prime Minister Theresa May discusses the Northern Powerhouse initiative with business leaders in Warrington.

Leader comment: May’s industrial strategy offers little fresh hope

Opinion 3
Richard Morris says most workers reach peak levels of alertness when they're 'wrestling with their commutes'. Picture: Jane Barlow

Richard Morris: Cracking the productivity puzzle

Management

Bill Jamieson: Alliance Trust assembles its orchestra

Financial

Aidan Smith: “Embra” is ready for its close-up in T2 Trainspotting

Opinion

Good news on the inheritance tax front

Opinion

Will divorce from EU affect your divorce?

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