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Derek Mackay faces ambush over Scots’ first ‘wealth tax’

Politics
An extra teacher or qualified worker has been pledged for all nurseries in deprived areas. Photograph: Getty

Sturgeon’s flagship plan for schools ‘impossible’ to introduce in timescale

Politics
The appointment of John Swinney as education secretary was intended to allay growing fears about standards. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Dani Garavelli: Clock ticking to restore spirit of Excellence

Opinion
John Swinney: Heads must have the leadership skills

John Swinney unveils plan for mandatory qualifications for head teachers

Education

Archive to honour Scot who fought for black liberation

Lifestyle

Scots volunteers near despair over plight of refugees on Greek island

World

Alison Thewliss: Mum takes fight to Mother of Parliaments

Politics

Elf on the Shelf may damage youngsters’ health

Lifestyle
Many young doctors believe they should be distant to be professional, according to Dr David Jeffrey. Photograph: Getty

Doctors seek balance of ‘kindness and curing’

News
An extra teacher or qualified worker has been pledged for all nurseries in deprived areas. Photograph: Getty

Sturgeon’s flagship plan for schools ‘impossible’ to introduce in timescale

Politics 54
John Swinney: Heads must have the leadership skills

John Swinney unveils plan for mandatory qualifications for head teachers

Education 14
The National Galleries of Scotland has to raise 4 million by the middle of March to secure the future of The Monarch of the Glen.

National Galleries set to launch public appeal over The Monarch of the Glen

Politics 14
Mackays rejection of the Chancellors raising of the upper rate tax threshold will generate much needed revenue but threatens to create a slowly widening gap in earnings across the border. 
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Derek Mackay faces ambush over Scots’ first ‘wealth tax’

Politics 20
Green social security spokeswoman Alison Johnstone made the plea ahead of Finance Secretary Derek Mackay delivering his draft budget for 2017-18 on Thursday. Picture: contributed

Greens seek £5 a week increase in child benefit

Politics
Kezia Dugdale delivers a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research in London last week. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Euan McColm: Repeated failure to stand up and be counted

Opinion 3
The appointment of John Swinney as education secretary was intended to allay growing fears about standards. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Dani Garavelli: Clock ticking to restore spirit of Excellence

Opinion 3

Alison Thewliss: Mum takes fight to Mother of Parliaments

Politics

Leader: Don’t squander valuable patient-doctor bond

Health

Jeremy Corbyn has speech interrupted by protester

Politics 14

Ruth Davidson defends Boris Johnson’s Saudi remarks

Politics 32
The accident took place near the Airport. Stock image; John Devlin

Motorcyclist injured in collision near Glasgow Airport

Transport
Services between Ayr and Maybole face disruption.

Scotrail services cancelled after person is struck by train

Transport
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Glasgow bin lorry crash driver will not face private prosecution

News 25
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Virgin increases weekend Edinburgh to Newcastle trains

News 2

Five vehicles involved in Forth Road Bridge crash

News

Land Rover driven into Glasgow man’s car in ‘targeted attack’

News

26-year-old woman killed in A1 crash

News 11

Tories call for air passenger duty to be scrapped on long-haul flights

Transport 1
John Swinney: Heads must have the leadership skills

John Swinney unveils plan for mandatory qualifications for head teachers

Education 14
The appointment of John Swinney as education secretary was intended to allay growing fears about standards. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Dani Garavelli: Clock ticking to restore spirit of Excellence

Opinion 3
Young Scots, who spend more time online than any other age group, are being encouraged to consider careers in cybersecurity. Picture: Mark Bickerdike/JP

Scots pupils are ‘first line of defence’ against cybercrime

Tech 1
The IET praised gender neutral Stem toys such as science kits. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Boys three times more likely to have science toys than girls

Retail 1
The Bookbug mascot with author and illustrator Catherine Rayner at Vogrie Country Park.

Bookbug toys recalled amid safety fears

News
Figures show that nearly a third of children in Scotland are at risk of being overweight or obese. Picture: Getty Images

Junk food advertising ban aims to tackle childhood obesity

News 5
Scottish education's long-standing reputation as one of the best available in the world no longer holds true.

Leader comment: No margin for error over reforms in education

Opinion 6

Scotland slips down world education rankings in key subjects

Education 384

Scots teenage girls outperform boys when it comes to reading

Politics 1

University of Edinburgh students vote for library ‘nap pods’

News 5
Oil platforms could remain in the North Sea.

Oil platforms could be left in the North Sea

Energy 3
There are calls to make failure to recycle a crime. Picture: Michael Gillen

Call to make failure to recycle a criminal offence in Scotland

Politics 66

Major undersea earthquake hits Indonesia’s Aceh region

World

Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Environment 4

Scotland’s weather: Ullapool warmer than Athens

News 6

16–year-old Scots film-maker captures vision of John Muir

News 2
Many young doctors believe they should be distant to be professional, according to Dr David Jeffrey. Photograph: Getty

Doctors seek balance of ‘kindness and curing’

News
Sisters Rose and Ruby Donaldson with their Elf On The Shelf, named Ella. Photograph: Scott Louden

Elf on the Shelf may damage youngsters’ health

Lifestyle
Margaret Thatcher taunted EU leaders with a Dunhill pack. Picture: Getty

Norman Stone: Nanny state’s plan on back of a fag packet

Opinion
Many young doctors believe they should be distant to be professional, according to Dr David Jeffrey. Photograph: Getty

Leader: Don’t squander valuable patient-doctor bond

Health
Nine out of 10 Scottish GPs say their workload could have a negative impact on patient care.

Scots GPs warn rising workloads may affect patient care

News 12
Women may be giving up on taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen due to naturally occurring side effects.

Breast cancer drug ‘unfairly blamed’ for side effects

News
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Spike in children using foodbanks in Renfrewshire

News 15

New blood test could aid spotting early signs of lung cancer

News 3

Call for action on heart disease deaths in Scottish mothers

News

Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV

News 3

Bookbug toys recalled amid safety fears

News
Kezia Dugdale delivers a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research in London last week. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Euan McColm: Repeated failure to stand up and be counted

Opinion 3
Sky's shares surged on the news. Picture: Bill Henry

Sky receives takeover approach from 21st Century Fox

UK 1
The Nobel Prize in Physics laureates F. Duncan M. Haldane, left, David J. Thouless and J. Michael Kosterlitz, right. Picture: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Scots-born scientists receive Nobel Prize in physics

News 2
AA Gill pictured with partner Nicola Formby. Picture: PA

Writer AA Gill dies after short battle with cancer

UK

Jeremy Corbyn has speech interrupted by protester

Politics 14

Ruth Davidson defends Boris Johnson’s Saudi remarks

Politics 32

Amazon registers UK trademark for cashier-free store

Retail 3

Gove says PM ‘right to sack him’ over post-Brexit antics

Politics 11
Fran and Andy Nixseaman with Jenny Massey

Scots volunteers near despair over plight of refugees on Greek island

World
Turkish police officers cordon off the roads leading to the area of the Besiktas football club stadium, in Istanbul. Picture: AP

Car bomb blasts target police at Istanbul football stadium

World 1
Hitrino in Bulgaria. Arial view from Google Maps

Seven people dead and 30 more injured in Bulgarian train explosion

World 1
People clear debris after an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Picture; AP

Death toll from Nigeria bombing attack continues to rise

World
The piglet is now recovering

Road hog: Escaped piglet caught on Scots motorway

Odd 8
TrexTuesdays at UrquhartCastle on the shores of Loch Ness. Picture: VisitBritain

Two American dinosaurs go hunting for Nessie

News 1
Scotland is set to get a reprieve from the cold snap of recent weeks. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: Ullapool warmer than Athens

News 6

New police dog and handler welcomed as veteran retires

News

First Jane Austen fiver worth £50k spent in Scotland

Odd 10

North Coast 500 launches VIP membership drive

News 1

Gamekeeper shaves off 32-year-old moustache for charity

News
AA Gill pictured with partner Nicola Formby. Picture: PA

Writer AA Gill dies after short battle with cancer

UK
Louis Tomlinson and his late mother Johannah Deakin. Picture: Getty Images

1D star Louis Tomlinson loses mum to leukaemia aged 43

Celebrity
Former astronaut John Glenn. Picture: AP

First American astronaut in orbit John Glenn dies, aged 95

World 12
Sir Mick Jagger has had a son with his current partner. Picture: PA

Sir Mick Jagger becomes father for eighth time, aged 73

Celebrity
05-05-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Grangemouth Town Hall, polling place. Scottish Parliament election 2016. Voting gets under way.

It’s time to take a new look at how local democracy engages people

Opinion
Jane Wood, Managing Directror of Business in the Community Scotland

Businesses are getting together to fight for a fairer society

Opinion 2
Emily Murtagh, Research Associate with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

When an ‘inspirational’ film sends out depressing, dangerous message

Opinion

Obituary: Peter Gibson OBE, stained glass craftsman

Obituaries
Kenneth Ballantyne Obituary Pictures

Obituary: Ken Ballantyne, athlete and insurance executive

Obituaries

Obituary: Tom Inglis, motor trade executive

Obituaries
McDonalds is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

Bill Jamieson: Investment gives the lie to Remoaners

Opinion
Kezia Dugdale delivers a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research in London last week. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Euan McColm: Repeated failure to stand up and be counted

Opinion 3
The appointment of John Swinney as education secretary was intended to allay growing fears about standards. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Dani Garavelli: Clock ticking to restore spirit of Excellence

Opinion 3
Margaret Thatcher taunted EU leaders with a Dunhill pack. Picture: Getty

Norman Stone: Nanny state’s plan on back of a fag packet

Opinion
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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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British Transport Police on Glasgow Queen Street Station
Rail trains railway

Leader comment: Railway policing on right track

Opinion 5

Jane Bradley: How to channel the Christmas spirit

Opinion 2

Leader comment: All victims of abuse must have equal justice

Opinion

Stephen Jardine: Food is so good in wonderful Copenhagen

Opinion

Jim Duffy: Cut down on beer or the kids’ new gear? It’s still a big decision

Opinion 2