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Taxpayers foot bill for £120m public sector ‘golden handshakes’

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Derek Mackay had previously ruled out any intervention. Picture: Greg Macvean

Derek Mackay to act on business rates as firms step up pressure

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Scottish actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin

Outlander star Sam Heughan voices support for indyref2

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Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the speaker (top left) as the Brexit Bill debate starts in the House of Lords. Picture: PA

May underlines warning over Brexit delays with Lords visit

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Should Glasgow’s “slavery streets” be renamed?

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Closing gender pay gap ‘worth £6.5bn’ for Scotland

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Shetland ponies taken on boat adventure to meet relatives

Odd

M8 diversion: traffic moving well, transport chiefs say

Transport
The Treasury invested �24m more into the industry than it got back in petroleum revenue tax. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Oil sector ‘getting head above water’ with £2bn revenues

Energy

Brian Monteith: Blair should keep his counsel to himself

Brian Monteith
The UK government has vowed to tackle 'shocking' discrimination against mothers. Picture: Craig Stephen

Eric Gilligan: UK workers’ rights on the line

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Two-thirds of grandparents across the UK provide some form of childcare. Picture: Zoran Zeremski

Grandparents ‘saving working families billions in childcare’

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Derek Mackay had previously ruled out any intervention. Picture: Greg Macvean

Derek Mackay to act on business rates as firms step up pressure

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The gender pay gap in Scotland currently stands at 15 per cent. Picture: PA

Closing gender pay gap ‘worth £6.5bn’ for Scotland

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Edinburgh City Council which presided over exit deals totalling 21.7m pounds. Picture: Scott Louden

Taxpayers foot bill for £120m public sector ‘golden handshakes’

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Donald Trump at Turnberry, one of the courses on the Open Championship rota. Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump has put R&A in ‘uncharted territory’

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Oil sector ‘getting head above water’ with £2bn revenues

Energy 1

An independent Scotland would face ‘Greece-style’ austerity cuts

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May underlines warning over Brexit delays with Lords visit

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20mph: Final countdown as Edinburgh prepares for new limit

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The M8 westbound through Glasgow city centre was Scotland's third worst route for congestion last year. Picture: Hemedia

Revealed: Scotland's most congested roads and cities

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The new stage of the 20mph zones are to launch in the Capital this month. Picture; SWNS

20mph: Final countdown as Edinburgh prepares for new limit

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The M8 at Ballieston had been a source of delays.

M8 diversion: traffic moving well, transport chiefs say

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ScotRail's performance has come under increased scrutiny. Picture: Getty

Scottish Labour to vote on public ownership for railways

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Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Transport 18

Restoration steams ahead for last Scottish turbine ship Queen Mary

Transport 1

ScotRail paying £2,000 a day in compensation to passengers

Transport 12

Sturgeon views restoration of last Scottish turbine ship Queen Mary

Transport 9
Govanhill area in Glasgow, where Scotland's first state backed Islamic nursery is. Picture: TSPL

Plans for first state-backed Islamic primary school in Scotland

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The blaze caused "significant damage" before being put out by firefighters. Picture: John Devlin

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

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Aberdeenshire school pupils could soon be studying Doric as part of the curriculum. Picture (posed by models): John Devlin

Aberdeenshire councillors consider Doric plan for schools

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Education secretary John Swinney announced the funding boost this morning. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places

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Edinburgh school closures: ‘Luck’ that no children were killed

Education

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

Music 1

Jane Bradley: Picnics just won’t cut it for nursery Teddy

Opinion 1

John Swinney ‘deliberately delayed’ EU student funding pledge

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Food waste is greater than previously suggested, study by the University of Edinburgh finds PICTURE: Lewis J Houghton

Fifth of world’s food lost to over-eating or thrown away

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Horse whisperer Emma Massingale taking her Sheltland ponies on a 'practice run' trip on a boat in Devon before her trip. Picture: SWNS

Shetland ponies taken on boat adventure to meet relatives

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Geologists say drilling has been concentrated 'in the wrong areas'. Picture: Contributed

Oil reserves off Scottish coast ‘may have been missed’

Energy 68

Scotland’s weather: Caribbean hot air to push up temperatures

Environment 8

Trump to consider using 100k troops to round up immigrants

World 13

Day of action planned to recognise importance of migrants

Lifestyle
Scientist hope to develop the test to detect early changes. Picture: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz

Long-winded speech an ‘early warning sign’ for Alzheimer’s

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Food waste is greater than previously suggested, study by the University of Edinburgh finds PICTURE: Lewis J Houghton

Fifth of world’s food lost to over-eating or thrown away

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Swimmers at Glen Coe. Picture: Aileen Emerson

What are the health benefits of open water swimming?

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Fasting diet can ‘turn back the ageing clock’

Health
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Picture: TSPL

Cancer patients in poorest parts of Scotland twice as likely to die

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A view of the Holy Isle on the east coast of Arran. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/ TSPL

Scottish open water swimming events in 2017

Travel
The Assault Bikes fan creates extra resistance. Picture: PA

5 growing exercise trends to look out for in 2017

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Dani Garavelli: A deadly shot in the arm for anti-vaxxers

Opinion 18

Hilary Roberts: Look at output, not hours, to close pay gap

Opinion 1

Science sets sights on erasing ‘bad memory’ brain cells

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Leader comment: Clarity needed on gene science

Opinion
Two-thirds of grandparents across the UK provide some form of childcare. Picture: Zoran Zeremski

Grandparents ‘saving working families billions in childcare’

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Moors murderer Ian Brady. Picture: PA

Moors murderer Ian Brady loses battle to choose own lawyer

UK

Poll: Conservatives extend lead over Labour to 18 points

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Brexit: Voters rate negotiations a low government priority

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Fasting diet can ‘turn back the ageing clock’

Health

Donald Trump state visit will be debated in Parliament

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Donald Trump at Turnberry, one of the courses on the Open Championship rota. Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump has put R&A in ‘uncharted territory’

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President Donald Trump gestures during the "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Donald Trump state visit will be debated in Parliament

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People in Sweden are non-plussed at Donald Trump's suggestiion their country suffered a terror attack. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump leaves Swedes stumped over terror plot claims

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Horse whisperer Emma Massingale taking her Sheltland ponies on a 'practice run' trip on a boat in Devon before her trip. Picture: SWNS

Shetland ponies taken on boat adventure to meet relatives

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Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty cuts a frustrated, upside down figure.

Graeme Murty performs bizarre headstand during Rangers loss

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Identical twins Leah and Erin with their older sisters Charlotte and Isabelle. Picture: SWNS

Two sets of twins defy odds to be born on the same day

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Fans of Outlander are excited to see a horse of the same name at Cheltenham. Picture: Contributed

Fans back Outlander horse to be a hit at Cheltenham

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Scots designer creates ‘Space Poop’ pants for astronauts

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Muirfield taunted ahead of female member vote

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Women’s Institute knit jackets for homeless dogs

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Church helping patients fight dementia through hymns

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Scottish actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin

Outlander star Sam Heughan voices support for indyref2

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Andy Murray. Picture: John Devlin / TSPL

Proud mum Judy shares picture of Andy Murray after first ATP win

Andy Murray
Piers Morgan. Picture: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Piers Morgan pulls out of TV role after ‘silly’ campaign to ban him

Lifestyle

Joan Eardley: ‘the grand lady of Scottsh art’

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Women who have had treatment for breast cancer can feel anxious and depressed afterwards. Picture: PA

Nicolas White: Support vital after breast cancer treatment

Opinion
David Robertson, Solas CPC

Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

Opinion
27-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. Firth of Forth. The shale gas carrier INEOS Insight makes its way to dock at Grangemouth. 
The first shipment of US shale gas arrives in the UK. A tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth, the refinery and petrochemicals plant owned by Ineos.
The company said the gas would replace dwindling North Sea supplies and secure the future of the plant's workforce.
Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos founder and chairman, said: "This is a hugely important day for Ineos and the UK. Shale gas can help stop the decline of British manufacturing."


Shale gas and fracking protestors.

Research says fracking isn’t apocalyptic

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Charles Lyell - Lord Lyell (3rd Baron Lyell)  on the Panel of Lords sitting on the Parliamentary Commission on the Burrell Collection  at the Parish Hall.

Obituary: Lord Charles Lyell, popular Tory Peer, government whip and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Roanne Dods

Obituary: Roanne Dodds, dancer, lawyer and arts producer

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Obituary: Betty Lowe BEM, land girl and farmer

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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The UK government has vowed to tackle 'shocking' discrimination against mothers. Picture: Craig Stephen

Eric Gilligan: UK workers’ rights on the line

Law 3
Nick Freer ponders the race to put Scotland on the global tech map. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Nick Freer: Running to keep ahead in the tech marathon

Tech
David Spaven

David Spaven: Get freight on track for a better future

Opinion

Neil McLennan: Our schools must get away from looking to the churn of change for the answers

Opinion
Dr Sam Gardner.  Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

Sam Gardner: It will be tough but heat is on to meet energy target plan for Scotland in just 15 years

Opinion

Nicolas White: Support vital after breast cancer treatment

Opinion

Stuart Goodall: Politicians seeing the wood and the trees

Opinion

Aidan Smith: Jagger can’t get no satisfaction from own memoir

Opinion

Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

Opinion